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All odd lots, broken lines, ons, two an 1 three-pair lots of Lu,:e Curtains and Portieres, together with hundreds of sh irt lengths of L;ic», Muslin, Silk .md Tapestry, marked to close out at Remnant ['rices in the Upholstery Depart ment. £3.00 Imported Couch Coverssl.sG 54.00 Silk Table Covers $1.93 53. 75 50-inch Tapestries for Furniture $1.33 51.50£0-inch Tapestries 730 $16.0) Imported Chenille Curtains $3-03 57.00 Silk Cross Stripe Cur tains $2.30 510.00 Lace Curtains, odd lots SS.OG $14.00 Lace Curtains $7.50 $18.00 Lace Curiains $9.30 Sterling Silver Specials. Sterling Silver Handle Nail Files and .Shoe Hooks, large size, / Ji\ n handsome patterns, worth fayQ 50c. Extra special SfiiNT POUL. Prof. Warmaa'i lecture. Prof. Warman gave his last lesson on pro nunciation to the teachers at the Central high school assembly hall yesterday after noon. Tonight, at the same place, he will de liver a lecture on "The Uelsarte Philosophy of Expression. " Prof. Zeublin. of the University of Chicago, will soon begin a series of lectures under similar auspices. Our Sensation Is a piano at $225, which we guaran tee to "be the greatest piano value ever offered by any house. Compare it with instruments other houses offer at $300 to *325. Howard, Farwell & Co., 20-22-24 West sth St. Use tho Long distance Telephone to Mlnne «ota. No. and So. uaKjta cities and towns. Seventh and Cedar Streets. Telephone 762, Meat Market 78:2. 3% cents 'A. pound for Good, New Muscatel Raisins. 19 cents A dozen for Good California Navel Orange 3. Rather small In size, but ripe and sweet. I2K cents A dozen for Fine Ripe Bananas. 12 cents A peck for Good sound Cooking Apples. Tho bast judges say that no other roof In the West covers so full and good an assort ment of Canned Goods. CANNED PEACHES. Per Per Can. Dozen. Pie Peaches $0.08 ?0.85 Baltimore Peaches, 2V.-lb. cans. 10 1.15 Santa Claus Yellow, 2\i-Vb. cans 12% 1.35 Santa Claus Lemon Cling, 2^-lb cans 15 1.65 B:inta Claus, White Heath, 2^-Ib. cans 15 1.60 Lvisik "Bear" Brand, yellow Crawford 17 1.90 Lusk's Lemon Cling, 2-i-Ib. cans 18 J. 95 Lusk's White Heath, 2%-lb. cans 18 1.95 Geneseo Yellow, Eastern Pack, SVi-K). cans 15 1.73 Bntavia Yellc*w, Eastern Pack, 2Vi-lb. cans 31 3.50 Batavia Lemon Cling, Eastern Pack, 2Vi-!ib. cans 33 3. 50 Batavla White Heath, Eastern Pack, 2%-lb. cans 33 3. 53 Lusk's Sliced for Cream, 2V4-Tb cans 23 2.50 CANNED PEARS. Baltimore Packed Pears, 2M : -l i b. cans 11 1.20 New York Packed Pears, 2-!b. cans 10 1.15 Batavia Bartlett Pears, 2-lb. cans 17 I.SO Banta Clara Packed Pears, 2>£-:b. cans 15 1.63 Lusk'.s Boar Brand Poars, 2'4-lb. oans IT I.SO Batavia Pear 3. 3-lb. cans 33 8.75 CANNED PLUMS. 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A'holr Ilojrs, prr Id 4* y |C •nrk Shouldfcrz, r« r !b tlo Jocton rjutta ptv 1b 6\-.c •ork Ivoins. per 1b 7'-J 'ork ChopE, psr 1:> 3o ?orU Sausage, prr ih So Wednesday Specials: i i A A Perrin's Peerless French skins, with large clasps and new embroidery. l j (fr* AA The celebrated Rey- At $L*fyy nier - The q ii;Uit y of I rai. *yu»vj fte p reach Kid) the perfect workmanship, cutting, sew ing- and dyeing- make this glove absoiutely the best — and it is made expressly for our trade, with 4 clasps and new, stylish embroi dery. Double Silk Mittens, with j"A fancy backs, worth $1.00 a #)!/£ pair. Special /^^Eveuitig- gloves a specialty — in Glace and Suede, in 12, 16, 20, 24 and 3J-buttou lengths. GLOVZ CERTIFICATES— Best form of gift giving". Recipient chooses what she pleases. You make no mistake. Muslin U.id^rw^ar Dapt. No manufacturer that wa know of can turn out shirts at tho prices we can, in Roman Stripes, plain and changeable effscts. An ex traordinary bargain in tf*ji| A^i Silk Skirts Jblllollll at -- tT , T , All the desirable shades in best quality Taffeta, extra wide, deep flounce, finished with two narrow ruffles and l'eatherbune. Black Moreen Skirt-?, Span ish llounce, velvet piping, for $2.03 Ladies' Aprons, Maids' Aprons, Nurses' Aprons, Tea Aprons, in fact all kinds, for ail occasions. Bretelle Aprons, very wide, made of lawn, plain hem, f"A bib and epaulets, n*iC for ViJ * Tfte Flannel Department. Extra S|3osSaS —In order to make room lor Holiday goods we offer all of our Si and 52.50 Cloak ings, comprising- Bea- tf»| 4"*j» vers, Kerseys and fancy 2n| yf^ styles, at LOCAL SEWS XOTES. The annual meeting of the state game and flsh commission will be held Dec. 14. Diphtheria wa-.s reported at the health de partment yesterday existing at 182 Concord street. Frederick Warde will lecture before tha pupils of the Central high school Thursday at noon. The First Ward Citizens" league will meet tonight at 8 o'clock at SJdbergrs hall, Payne avenuu and \Veli3 street. Adjt. Gen. Muelbe j rg yesterday commission ed Alfred O. Wingdahl as first lieutenant of Company G, Third infantry. Secretary Hart, &f the state board of cor rectio-ns and charities, leaves this evening for Lyon county to inspect the county In stitutions. Rev. B. Longley, of Central Park Metho dist church, will address the Arlington Hills Mothers' club this afternoon, in John Ericc son school. The Lincoln Republican club will banquet Feb. 12, the martyred president's birthday. Gates A. Johnson, J. C. Reichaidt and Stephen j Picha are the committee. Bishop Gilbert will deliver an address be fore the school unions of the city at a meet ing to bu held in the Central high school building next Monday evening. "Days in the Mediterranean," the lecture which Rev. B. Lougley will deliver in the Central Park M. E. church tomorrow even ing, Is said to be a literary treat. Mrs. Margaret Otis, ot 92 Park place, slipped and fell on the icy pavement in front of the Glrard flats. College avenue, between St. Peter and Rice streets, and fractured her left arm. Tho Movable Fire Escape Manufacturing oompany, of Minneapolis, Incorporated yester day, with a capital stock of $25,000. The in corporators are Henry Steinmann, Fred Fag len and G. A. Will. Clarence W. Bowen will give a pupils' recital Monday evening at Park Congrega tional church. Among the assisting artists will bo Claude Madden, Mr. Eichenlaub and Robert J. Prcscott. A valuable fur robe, which was stolen from J. B. Cook's sleigh Saturday evening, was yesterday recovered by Detective Campbell In a Third street saloon, where it was dis posed of by the thief. The members of Mars Lodge No. 2202, Odd Fellows, are making plans i'or a character carnival, which will be given in the hall on Walbasha street, between Third and Fourth, on tho evenings of Dec. 28, 29 and 30. Rev. S. M. Crothers, of Cambridge, Mass., arrived in this city yesterday evening, and will remain here until Friday evening aa the guest of Charles W. Ames, 501 Grand avenue. The trustees of Unity church, de siring to give Mr. Crothers, old parishioners and many friends in St. Paul an opportunity to hear him preach, are arranging for a week day service to be held in Unity church Thursday evening. THEATER NOTES. The engagement of "The Prisoner of Zen da," at the Metropolitan opera house, closes with the performances today, a matinee this afternoon, and the farewell performance to night. One of the most Interesting dramatic events of the season is announced at tie Metropoli tan opera house for, one week, commencing next Monday evening, when David Belasco's latest play, "Tho Heart of Maryland," will bo given its initial production, with Mrs. Les lie Carter and a superb cast and the scen ery appointments used in the Eastern produc tion. The dlsingulshed actor, Frederick Warde, supported by a strong and well-balanced com pany, will begin an engagement of four nights and Saturday matinee at the Metro politan opera house tomorrow night, present- Ing for the first tlmo in this city the ro mantic meJodrama, "Iskander," a romance of the Crocs and Crescent, which gives many opportunities for the skill of the scenic ar tist, ravishing Eastern costumes and unique habiliments of middle age warfare, and a sumptuous presentation may be assured. "At Piney Ridge," a Southern play, is the Grand's next week attraction. Today at 2:30 at the Grand the first matinee of "1-J92" will be given. The musical ex travaganza has made a hit and unquestion ably provides one of the best entertainments of the season. Stuart, the male Patti, con tinues to cause wonderment by his marvelous singing. Zelma Rawlston is fetching In her songs, while the entire performance is pro lific in features that interest and amuse. It Js a parasite that causes dandruff. See Prof. Austin at Hotel Ryan and be cured forever. The result of taking Hood's Sarsaparilla for all Diseases caused or Promoted by impure Blood, is naturally, Logically, and necessarily A cure, because Hood's Sarsaparilla entirely Eradicates from the Blood ail impurities. THE SAINT PAUL, GI,OB3: WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 8, 1897. MR. WEBER'S THEORY PINKERTON AGENT TOLD THE CORONER'S JURY HE HAD NO FACTS AT ALL. WAS JUST AN IDEA HE HAD THAT THE BODY WAS PIT THERE FOR A HOAX MY SOME ONE. COROXER'S JURY SAYS "MURDER." No Doubt the Lambert's Lake Find Was the First Discovery of a Foul Crime. Murder! Such is the verdict of the coroner's jury, which, yesterday afternoon, cm- | ducted an inquest over the remains of the unknown woman whose dismem bered body was found on the dreary slope of Hog Back pass. Thus one phase of the mystery is solved. Who committed the dark deed, what was the motive and the victim's identity, are questions which may be answered by the grand jury, or, as is believed more likely, will forever remain unsolved problems. Little new evidence develop- j ed at the inquest, but the hoax theory, | as championed by Supt. Weber, of the Pinkeiton agency, was completely s-hat tered, and the attitude of the county officials in prosecuting their investiga tions along the lines of murder was thoroughly vindicated. After a vain attempt as a witness before the jury to substantiate his hoax story, Supt. Weber dissipated his elaborate theory L>y admitting that he knew absolutely no facts about the case. At first Supt. Weber affected a mysterious air, impressing the jury with the idea that he was holding something back. Then he went into a lengthy review of hypothetical mur der casts, waved the blood stained gar ments of the dead woman before the jury, expostulated upon probabilities, and finally when it had been shown by the testimony of physicians and other witnesses that he had been arguing and theorizing from false premise?, and had criticised the county authorities with out a knowledge of the case, Supt. Weber punctured his own beautifully colored bubble under a fire of exami nation at the hands of the jurors. "As a matter of actual facts," said he, "I know absolutely nothing about the case. I was asked for my theory and state it simply as such." "You are reputed to have said in sup port of the hoax theory," remarked | Cc-roner Nelson, "that you could lay i your hand on the perpetrator within | thirty minutes. Will you tell the jury who is the guilty person?" "I decline to do so." "Did you not swear to tell the whole truth in this matter?" asked Juror McDonald. "Yes, I did." "Then why don't you do so?" "Becaurse my information is only \ hearsay and 1 am expressing merely an j opinion. 1 have said that as to actual facts in the case, I know nothing. I will, however, tell what I know before the grand jury, if called upon." At this juncture Dr. Ohage^startled the jury by the most sensational pro cetding of the inquest. He had given his testimony as an export witness, de tailing his repeated examinations of the I body, the blood spots and the holes in the clothing, and testified that every indication pointed to foul murder. Fac ing the jury he said: "This investigation has reached a point where I desire to define my posi tion. I am here as the official assis tant of the coroner and as a citizen. In both capacities I think everything of possible bearing in this matter should be disclosed. The ends of justice de mand this and the public is entitled to know the renl facts. I am firmly con vinced that this woman was foully murdered. Every evidence in the case points to this fact, and I believe that there are those in this very room who know more about the case than they care to tell. The attempt has l>een made to establish that the affair is a hoax by the claim that the body was not fully clad, that the woman wore a man's undershirt, atid that the flesh ti?.°ue found was garbage. The body was fully and properly clothed with the exception of one appointment, such aa it is known many women discard in warm weather. Tho statement that the undershirt is a man's garment is ab solutely false and a scientific exami nation pronounces the flesh to have been that of a human being. The claim that the clothing would have been de stroyed had the body been exposed long enough for the flesh to almost en tirely disintegrate, is also unfounded. Flesh will rot long before cloth. This body was never taken from a grave yard. It was never inside a grave. There has been foul murder. Justice demands that the murderer be found. But there are some present here who, in my opinion, are seeking to forestall this e_nd. Let all of the acts be known. If there was murder, let the guilty per son be found; if the affair is a hoax likewise let this be known." Supt. Weber explained that if there had been a murder that it would be folly for him to advance the "fake" theory, because, he said, if there were grounds to believe that the woman was killed, his agency would likely be employed to unravel the mystery. The verdict of the Jury read: "We, the jury, do find that deceased came to her death by means and person, or persons, to the jury unknown, and we believe all the parties conducting the investigation and search have done all in their power to ob tain all facts, although Detective Weber stated he would net tell all he knew to this jury, but would be brought before the grand Jury. —"P. R. McDonald, — "J. K. Bacon, —"William Brown, — "C. A. Rose, — "G. P. Haupers, —"Peter Martin." The inquest was held at the under taking rooms where the remains have been kept since found by John De Lenais, the afternoon of Nov. 14. De Lonais was the first witness. He de tailed the finding of the body. He said he was hunting rabbits and came upon the remains in crossing the Hog Back. He knew it was a body by the clothing, and when going close to the remains detected an obnoxious odor. "Had any one told you to go to the Hog Back in search of game, or that, if you went to the spot you would find anything?" asked Coroner Nelson. "No, sir." Willis Williams, the reporter who found the head, was next called. Coroner Nelson had been informed that Supt. Weber's theory was based upon the foundation of a newspaper sensa tion. "Mr. De Lonais, did you ever see Mr. Williams before?" asked the coroner. Witness looked Mr. Williams over and answers positively in the negative. County Commissioner Reif testified that De Lonais had informed him of the finding of the body, and that he in turn notified the coroner. Coroner Nel son reached White Bear lake the same evening at 9:30 and Mr. Reif accom panied him to where the body lay. He said the body lay on the south side. It was frozen to the ground together with twigs and dry leaves. He had not noticed any offensive odor. The body seemed attached, but when picked up fell apart. The head was missing. Undertaker Bantz testified to the con dition of the remains when he placed them in the coffin. The body lay on the hill side, but in Just what position, Mr. Bantz could not say, whether on the stomach or back, but he thought the former the case. There was decayed fk»sh in the left stocking. Other flesh stuck to the clothing. Eleven years as an undertaker, Mr. Bantz said, induced him to the belief that the matter found ■was decomposed human flesh and gar bage. Witness thought the body had probably been, exposed three or four months. 'In $ removing the clothing from ' the body it was taken off, witness said, first the waist, then the corset cover, outside the corset and riot underneath, as has been stated, next the corset and finally th-e jersey undershirts Blcod was found on the clothing. Mr. Bantz said that after the stocking \yas removed the flesh remained in such condition as to show plainly that it was once a foot. Witness identified the opal stuas found in the shirt-waist. Sheriff Wagener told of the investi gations of Assistant' County Attorney Zollman, Detective Campbell, Deouty Sheriff Flanurake and himself. Three visits were made to the Hog Back and the investigation extended throughout the neighborhood. The second visit the missing hand and stocking were found, and the following Sunday two missing vertebrae were picked up where the body had lain. This spot, Shei iff Wagener said, was perfectly bare and black. There was a disagreeable odor and a number of maggots still in the damp earth. Old leaves were ur.der the hand and stocking when th-cse articles were found. Next Superintendent Weber was call ed. He said he was a detective and that he had examined the skeleton the Sunday after it was taken to the un dertaker's. He did not know whether the body was that of a male or a fe male, but had been informed that the latter was the case. "How long, in your opinion, was the body exposed?" "That is something only a scientist can tell with authority, but I should say longer than the time generally con ceded." Supt. Weber said he had measured the stocking and found it fourteen and-a-half inches at the top. From this he believed the woman weighed ov< r 200 pound?. Then Supt. Weber de scribed the different styles of feminine hope. "Do you believe that this woman was murdered, or in your opinion, is the affair simply a hoax?" asked Coroner Nelson. "1 do not believe that it was a mur der." "Will you give your reasons?" Settling himself in his chair, Supt. Weber then reviewed, the h ax ver.-ion as- heretofore published, and argued in substantiation of his view. "In the first place I have assisted in unraveling in rriy career probably 150 murders. The first work in a murder case is to establish «. motive for the crime. In this case, this has not been done. If it is a murder some cause for killing the woman must be disclosed. A murderer always aims at three re sults. He first seeks, to prevent being discovered as a murderer, then at tempts to throw suspicion on some one else and finally to destroy the identity of his victim. If this woman was kill ed either in St.: Paul or Minneapolis, stones tied in the dress and the body thrown into the river would have com pletely hidden the crime. If killed on the Hog Back the body could have been buried on the spot and the sea son's vegetation would have hidden tiip crime forever. No woman would be murdered in a half-clad condition. Either she would have been wholly clothed or unclad. Then the under skirt on tho body was a thick heavy garment, not like a woman would wear in hot weather. Furthermore the wo man wore no drawers. Then the skirt was buttoned in front, which is un usual. "Do you think," said Superintendent Web er, picking up one of the stockings from the blackened apparel from the 111-smelling box in front of him, "that a limb could have decomposed in this stocking and the olo!h remain as perfect as this? No," answering his own question, "and the same reasoning applies to all nf this clothing. If this body bad decomposed in the clothing it would have rotted away long before the flesh disap peared." "Bo you not know," askfd Coroner Nelson, "that flesh will decay sooner than clolh?" "Yes. ordinarily; but the gases from a de composing body "hasten disintegration." "Did Mr. George Flinn ever tell you that he overhep,rd a conversation in which a news paper man said he intended perpetrating a hoax?" "No, sir." George Flinn was called. "Did you ever hear any newspaper men talking of perpetrating a ho-ix of this na ture?" Coroner Nelson asked. "No, sir." "Did you tell Superintendent Weber that you overboard suoh a conversation?" "I did not." Dr. L. A. Nelson testified to having cleaned and scraped tho bones of the skeleton either tho third or fourth day after the body was found. This was before Superintendent Web er examined the remains. Dr. Nelson said that the soft tissue found was human flesh and not g'irbage or animal flesh. The flesh laid close to the bones and a piece about tv.-elve Inches in diameter by two inches thick filled with maggots, was found near the pelvis. Dr. Nelscu'thought the body had been exposed either since early last spring cr late in the fall of last, year. He found holes in each of the upper garments and blood stains. The holes were In the region of the heart. There were two kinds of blood, ante mortem and post mortem, showing the woman to have bled while yet alive, according to witness' judgment. , Superintendent Weber asked Dr. Nelson if human blcod. after ten days, could be dis tinguished from any other kind. "Only by microscopic examination. "Then you do not know what kind of blood this was?" "No " "Might it have been bl»Dd fram a chicken?" "No." "Why not?" . , "There was too much of it. "Well, two chickens then, or a calf. Dr. Schweitzer testified that in h!s opinion the body had betm exposed about six months. Willis Williams then told of the finding of the head. He had fcoen sent to the place where the body was found to get the details of the affair and while poking about with a stick uuc-arthed the head. It was practically covered with leaves and aibout three quarters buried in dirt. It lay about fifteen feet from the body. , "Did yo-u ever say to any one that you in tended to perpetrate a hoax upon this com munity?" Dr Ohage' told of his examination of the re-mains and declared that in hla opinion gggggfifiSFgffgg i§£ if? SKS;fiSS£fifi££@ Of Christmas Toys, Games, I and Indoor Amusements cf AH Kinds, Daily, from 10 a. m. to i 2 m., and 2 p. m. to 4:30 p. m., at 152 EAST SIXTH ST., , £ Until the entire stock of the I NATIONAL GAME & \ 1 NOVELTY CO: ' i Is sold. This company ia H going to do an exclusive 9 jobbing business after this vg year, ancl is closing; out its jf retail department at a great S sacrifice in order to gain » time. People that come early, before the holiday 3 rush, will have the largest 9 assortment to choose from. P. J. Kavanagh, AUCTIONEER. ; a murder had been committed. He found holes in each of the upper garments and Ixr^e biood stains about the uoies; positively the blood was that of a human being. Or. Ohage had. mta^uied the skeleton acd said the wortan was about thirty years eld, five feet four inches tall and weighed probably Hi ■ pounds. He believed the dismemberment of • the body was accomplished by decomposition . or aiiiamis. The fact that the head was gene I and iksh remained on other parts of the body j substantiated this belief. Animals would alwujs attack first the exposed parts of a • body. The head had, in his opinion, witness ; said, roiled into the hole where it was found. "There is not a shadow of a doubt but that this is a case of murder." declared Dr. Ohage, "it is no hoax. The tissue on the j bones was human flesh and not garbage cr ' animal Mesh. There 13 no ground nor cvi- I dence to shew a hoax, notwithstanding the i arguments which have been advanced 10 this 1 end. I have had experience with cases of : this kind and on the battle field. The cioth -1 ing would not have disintegrated before the I body, Mr. Webber, to the contrary, ne-twith ', standing." Detective Campbell corroborated the testi j mony of Sheriff Wagoner concerning the in ! vestigat'.on of the authorities and declared i that every result of his personal investigation j : firmly convinced him that a murder had been ' committed. He had been in the detective . business fifteen years and assisted in twelve murder Cuses. His experience plainly told I him that thp unknown woman had been mur- | dercd. He thought the crime was committed I where the body was found. The clothing was that of a properly clad female except for one article of apparel. That this garment was miss' Tig was no evidence of the "fake" j . theory as womtn frequently dressed lightly i in summer. When Detective Campbell had concluded Juror McDonald opened the way for Dr. ; ; Ohage's sensational speech by asking Super- \ ■ intendf-nt Weber point blank to tell every j thing he claimed to know of the mystery ; and to name the person whom he suspected : of perpetrating the alleged hoax. When i Superintendent Weber declined and hedged ; i by stating that his information was only I hearsay. Dr. Ohage exploded the bomb. "Have you told all you know?" asked Juror ! .McDonald. "No, I have not." replied Superintendent j Weber. "Then we want to know the rest." "I can only tell that before the grand Jury." "I think,'" said Juror McDonald, "if Mr. ! Weber knows anything further we ought to : be informed of it and that if possible he be required to tell. "I know nothing as a fact," replied Super- ! tntenAent Weber. "You cannot make a nun test fy to what lip does not know. I said 1 thought I could place my hand on the loaders ; ; in this affair, and still maintain this position. | i but decline to Five names at this public in uring because I cannct prove what I sus ; pect I will, however, tell what I know to j the grand jury." The last witness was Undertaker Distel, who ' corroborated Mr. Bantz as to the arrange ! ment of the clothing en the body. He said i the corset cove-r was outs-ide of the corset i and that the skirt had been buttoned behind ! as it should have been. He admitted, how ever, having toll Superintendent Weber that the skirt had been buttoned In front, but said that a second examination showe-d him Ui.it this statement was incorrect. CITY BAlili GOSSIP. Some Hits of Political Xt-ws Heard Discus tted. A prominent politician now holding office is authority for the statement that W. W. Erwin will be a candidate for mayor in the spring. The plan is to have Erwln nomi naiti (i by petition a:id if possible enilor.s d by some organization. With Krwin eiuiurs 'd by the labor vote and making speeches In each of the 114 preclncta in the city it is claimed he can poll enough votes to at any rate secure the election of the Republican candidate. The politician who gives out thte plan states that it is probable that the scheme ha:; for its strongest backers those who are interested in the suixiess of the grand old party. • « * Assemblyman Craig, who is making a strong personal fight for ths position c-f build ing inspector, is not mse ing with much en c''ura?envont among hio colleagues. One of the members of the assembly, when ap ' preached by Craig for his vote di^lined in j the strongest terms possibl? to enter into the ! scheme. The caucus, which will b? held with j in the next ten days, to select a successor to i Building Inspctor Kingsley. promUes to be a I warm one. * * ♦ The denial mads by Col. Kiefer that ho would not accept the appointment as a mem! -! ber of the board of public works has given I renewed confidence to a dozem or more of the candidates for the two vaexne'es. It was stated yesterday that ex-Assemblyman ' Sandell had removed from the First to the ' Third ward in crdar to* be in line for lightning to strike him. Assistant City Clerk McCrea denies that I he is a candidate for the posit : on of secretary 1 of the water board. Percy 1). Godfrey, who ! has been striving for the job for the past ; eighteen months, however, feels that MeCrea is a formidable opponent and is ready to ' join forces with McCrea wiih the undorstand ! ing that if MoCrea lands tho plum the poii ti;<n of assistant city clerk wili be given to him. DECISION FOR THE BANK. Went Side Institution Wins From Methodist Cliurch. Judge Otis filed a decision yesterday grant ing judgment In favor of Charles F. Staples, as asignee of the West Side bank, and against the Methodist Episcopal church, of West St. Paul, and others, and directing the foreclosure of a mortgage for $1,000 given as security for a note to that amount cxc i cuted by rhe trustees of the church. In a j memorandum accompanying the decision Judge Otis says: "I think the evidence clearly shows that the giving by tftte church of its note to tho bank of date Oct. 29, I:> ( J4, and the execution by the defendant, Rice, of the note and mortgage described in the complaint were part and parcel of the same transaction. The fact that the note and mortgage were to run six months Fhow^ something mo.c w s In end ed than that they should evidence the alleged lost note and mortgage. One purpose was ad mittedly to satisfy the bank and prevent its pressing for immediate payment and this could be done only by an extension. This be ing so. there was a sufficient consideration, and it' does not matter that the defendant. Rice had been released by prior extensions made without his consent, nor in fact whether there was a coneldera'.ion for the first note he gave." ONE FIItKMAN HI'RT. Accident at a Midnight Fire on <he Levee. "What might have proved a disastrous West sidti blaze at. the works of the St. Paul Roof ing and Cornice eonvpany, South Wabasha and Fillmore avenue, was narrowly averted last night by the prompt arrival and quick work of Chief Jackson and his men. The fire started in a one-story building used as a stamping shop and adjoining the main build ing, about 11:45 p. m., and. by some means found its way in>to the factory on the end facing the river, where It was confined by the department, and finally extinguished, after an hour's hard work. The barn of the com pany where several horses are kept, was 1 close to the building where the fire started, | and the police from the Duc&s street elation, who were promptly on hand, got cut all of the horses but placed them back after Chief Jack son notified them that all danger to the barn was past. The damage to the building and contents, which Is insured. Is mostly from ; water. Joseph Haas, president of the com pany was sent for by the police, but up to 1 a late hour had not arrived at the scene, 1 hence the amount of insurance could not be 1 obtained. The loss will likely reach between 1 SSCO and $1,000. While working at the fire 1 Hank Langevin, a member of truck No. o, 1 received some slight Injuries by slipping and falling in front of the factory, injuring I one or two of his ribs. Open for Inspection. Just received the finest stock of pipes, cigar and cigarette holders for Christmas presents, at Adam Fetsch's, Fifth and Robert. Gahngan Gives Bail. Richard Gahagan, Indicted Jointly with James Dougherty on the charge of indecent assault furnished $500 ball for his release from custody yesterday. The complaining wit ness is Miss Stella Maslawski, whose ter n porary disappearance caused the postpone ment of the trial of Dougherty after eleven I jurors had been selected. R. T. O'Connor > and James Maloney went on the bond. (hi.-aso, Milwaukee A St. Panl Railway* I Best trains to Milwaukee and Chica [ go. City Ticket Office 365 Robert Rt Moriarty Wins His Salt. j M. J. Moriarty's suit against Scannell & ) Dohrer, to secure a permanent injunction ( restraining the defendants from using certain \ property on the West side levee, save as a ) public street, resulted yesterday in a. de ( cision by Judge Brill granting Mr. MOTiarty I the relief asked for. Mr. Moriarty owns a ) plant on the property in question, constructed ( for the purpose of flushing into the river. Mr. i Moriarty owns an undivided Interest in the \ land on which the plant is located, subject 1 to the city's easement In it as a public high i way. dickering Upright Piano, $100. I Rosewood case, a bargain. S. W. Raudenbush & Co., U West Sixth Largest Manufacturers of Fine Clothing in the World. Between Ourselves. tYou may not find just what you want here. We don't claim to please every one — some stores do. We sell as much clothing as any other store in town. Many of the best dressed men trade here. Our cloth ing is distinctive— that's why we can't please every one. There's an individuality about our clothing which appeals to men of refined tastes. Quality in people is not measured by money. Rich and poo; ~iiKe trade here. Men's HanJsoma Overcoats $15, $20, $25 Boys' Reefers; storm collar; wool lining— bsMitifal coats $4, $5, $7.50 -WE HAVE NO MIDDLEMAN." " ?? BROWN INO KINO HO ™" MAIL. UISUWI illivUg elinU iW UUI Catalogue SHE EfiDED HER lilpE MRS. SOPHIE IVEIIEU HANGED HERSELF ON THE BALUSTER AT HER lIU.ISK. DIVORCE BROKE HER HEART. EX-REGISTER OK JHCEIi*' FORMER WIFE FOUND NO PLEASURES IN LIVING. MINNIE HOEFFNER'S SAD SHOCK. She KlnrtM Her Sinter's Dead Body ii.-» She Retnrna Home From Her Employment, Mrs. Sophie "Weber. the divorced wife of ex-Register of Deeds Hciuy Weber, ended her life yesterday afternoon by hanging herself with a. cluihes line to the baluster at the home of her sister, Miss Emma Hoeffner, with ffbom she lived at 58 East Twelfth street. The cause of the suicide is said to have bten mental troubles Induced by do mestic infelicity. For some months Mrs. Weber suffered from nervous prostration, and friends say that her rash act was, beyond a doubt, that of a deranged mind. The suicide was not discovered until shortly after 6 o'clock last evening, though it i 3 thought that Mrs. Weber hung herself as early as li o'clock in the afternoon. Sh-e and her sister lived by themselves. Miss Hoeffner is employed at Schuneman & Evans', and while in her place of business Mrs. Weber re mained at home alnne. Mrs. Weber had never threatened her life, and the shock of finding her Bister's body sus pended from the baluster completely prostrated Miss Hoeffner, who made the awful discovery. She had gone home from the store with only the thought of joining ber sister in the evening meal, but on opening the door, was hor rified to see the motionless form hang ing in the stillness of death. From an examination it appeared that Mrs. Weber had fully planned to kill herself. The clothes line had been doubled sev eral times to prevent breaking and firmly tied around the baluster. To ac complish this, Mrs. Weber stood on a chair, reaching as far as possible above her head. With the rope firmly tied she simply placed her neck in the locp formed by the double strands without tying any kind of a knot and kicked the chair from under her. Death was due to strangulation. The body hung only about four inches from the floor, and from the peculiar nature of the loop about the suicide's neck it is won dered how she managed to keep it from slipping off and letting her body drop to the floor. This, however, is probably explained by the fact that the body swung partly around In a manner to bring the double strands together under the left ear. The terrible sight almost unnerved Miss Hoeffner, but sho managed to summon a neighbor, and Coroner Nel son was notified of the suicide. He visited the house, where an examina tion left no doubt as to Mrs. Weber's act of desperation. When the body wm taken down a deep blue mark, where the rope had pressed the flesh, evi denced the fact that it had been hang ing some time. Coroner Nelson is of the opinion that Mrs. Weber had been dead fully four hours. The shock to Miss Hoeffner was so severe that it THE EEAT PLAGUE OF AUGUST, 1896. Mrs. Pinkham's Explanation of the Unusual Number of Dcatlia and Prostrations Among Women. The gTeat heat plague of August, 1390, was not without its .^3 lesson. One could not fail to notice in the long lii>t3 of -fSj}^ the dead throughout this country, that so many of Ir/ - £^££3^J&\ the victims were women in their thirties, and women between forty-five and fifty. c^*> 2a3i fflsi^j/^f The women who succumbed to the pro- (Sjiffl SmP* Zffl&^X tracted heat were women whose energies J<SwH »Pvi*V- -.- were exhausted by sufferings peculiar to f.itmk EEfc^v^J LN^ their sex; women who, taking no thought (S^A R<^Vs/ \i^-^' of themselves, or who, attaching no itn- K^S P^\/j9iiic '* ''■ V portance to first symptoms, allowed their "i < sryji]T^7^^s, LO -femalc system to become run down. '^J* (~*Y*YtTr\ tiv i^) Constipation, capricious appetite, restlessness, (^JX^jfrC^^AfA! V^^^^t forebodiugs of evil, vertigo, languor, and weak- \\f v/>^xfc. J^fctatTff ness, especially in the morning, an itching I /A Bvfek II sensation which suddenly attacks one at /B. I 1 / \ \ night, or whenever the blood becomes Jffi j»^^^ I^Kfia mm J overheated, arc all warnings. Don't wait /£RB Mjg^gS^Kifißyg^g^ too long to build up your strength, that Jrx^^^^g? SftJ^^/JJiTK is now a positive necessity I Lydia E. /^/ JFa fsr*Qi!&SmßßSStio*^£*% *) Pinkham's Vegetable Compound has spe- # N-^T^" * cific curative powers. You canuot do better / m\\ "*" "" " "" than to commence a course of this grand ' ' 'medicine By the neglect of first symptoms you will sco by the following letter what terrible suffering -^^megg^ came to Mrs. Craig, and how rihe was cured : jJHfiM Bfl^. "I have taken Lydia E. rink:,:uir.s V, ■•_■■. t::)-l Ohm^HS mm P cun d and think it is the best mctliciue for wtniien in )C world. I was ix> vreulc and nervous that I tin Wj«F?^— »/ I could not live from one day to the no: \ . jiro |fißlffv< S.\ a P sus ntcri and leucorrhoea and thnnght I . -^7 * V ing into consumption. 1 would get so taia < y^Sj^iv^'^v^ 1 I would die. I had dragging- pains in my bnck, I jfflJ^^J^^^s>. n ° sous:it i° n dov/n ir> ray feet, an lni-ir&ble y™^^^| fceliugs. People s<dd that I ]o<-l:od : \Vi«JS?^r "5> woman. Doctors tried to c:ire no, but f;i i Vjvci^l^V "^y ivcn U P Vl ' slon I heard r-£ the rinkliaai aicdicine. I #a&I fV^V^ *^ got a bottle. I »lid r.ot havo. much fait H in it, but NP thought 1 would try it. and it. made a new woman of me. I wish I could pet every ir.dy in the land to try it, for it aid iox ixic v.1v1.% doctors could not do. " — M::s. Sxli.ik CnxiQ, Haker'a LftiMlinar. Vsu h=-- — - — m "NEVER SAY Die" BROWN'S For sngjieMioiis : Bents, I no c. eth st. was thought lasi evening it would be necersary t>> r> move h r to the I; >spital. She st • mcd to have been s trick in'-.-! speechless, md after the !irst t[T. ct could not apparently i cti '!!■■ of her sis r's Mrs. Weber has U from }i.-: husband .-> b< >ut a yi ar. T unhappily during the latter pa i '<.< Ir marrh d life, and v\ l-.il • Mr. \\ • ber \v;ts in office, his wife began proceedings for a divorce. Mr. v. fort stalled the ■ :1 ion for th my; by promisii g to contribut sura for his wife's support, bill wh< □ h • r lied to k- ep the a the Buit was instftuted. It was con tested, but after a trial which attract ed much Interest, owing to the promi nence of tli uple, Mrs. Weber ob tained ;i decree of separation. There axe five children, the eld st twenty-one years of age and the younj years old. The two youneest i r s w r taken by Mrs. Weber, while the others at their ..wn option, went to live with their fathi r. Ever since the sep n Mrs. Weber worried constantly, it la said, and at times found it diffli support herself ard children. She went to live with her sister In thi h mse <>n Twelfth street, which was li ft to the two daughters by their mother. Last spring .Mis. Weber's health failed so rapidly that an attack of nervous pros tration necessH ited her removal to th city hospital. She remained under treatment at the institution for three months, during which time the two children in her care, u.-r.- placed In th-; Protestant Orphan asylum, where they have since r. nrmlned. In June, Mrs. Weber left the hospital somewhat im proved, buti h< r friends s.;iy, still under a severe mental strain. Mr. Web< married some months ago and liis first wife is said t<> have frequently sorrow ingly alluded to the domestic trouble which her friends say blighted hei life. Chlckerlns, I'l'diiT iiikl 1 ' mll kl l ;t Plnnos arc- only sold by us. ?.",0 to $100 reductions fn>m our regular prices, until Xmafl. Howard, Parwell & Co., 20-22-24 West sth St. Lnln Llncirs \<» Longer. William Spiel has !■■ gun an .-u-Mom for dl . Lulu Spiel, on the ' rtion. Th<- conpli •>%'!■■■ married In June, 1880. The defendant deserted the plaintiff, sn the complaint all' i;- .;, In 1892. The iilaintifl la 27 and th" defendant An amended complaint in r I » « - divorce suit of Laden War:: ■ Sadie K. Warnur was filed In the distrl >t court yesti rday. It does not differ pxcfpt aa to dates with the original complaint charging Mrs. Warner with violating her mariage n lations. Only fT.OO to Milwaukee And many oth< r points via "The North-Western Line." Secure tickets at -113 NMcoll<^t avenue, Minneapolis. 395 Robert street, St. Paul. And Union Depot in both cities. Two Insane Patient*. Michael William, a printer, 28 yr-ars of aso, waj examined In tho probal and committid to taylum. WIN lla:n was violent and resist! the deputy Bh(>riffs all the way to tho depot. .Mrs. Sarah R. NVff. aged 61, w.-ia adjudged InsaDc and committedto the asylum. Chicago, Milwaukee & St. rani Hallway. Best Sleeping Car Routs to Milwau kee and Chicago. City Ticket Ofiic« 3G5 Robert. St.