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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
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tee to "be the greatest piano value
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at $300 to *325.
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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
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Lvisik "Bear" Brand, yellow
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cans 18 1.95
Geneseo Yellow, Eastern Pack,
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Bntavia Yellc*w, Eastern Pack,
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Batavia Lemon Cling, Eastern
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Batavla White Heath, Eastern
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Lusk's Sliced for Cream, 2V4-Tb
cans 23 2.50
CANNED PEARS.
Baltimore Packed Pears, 2M : -l i b.
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New York Packed Pears, 2-!b.
cans 10 1.15
Batavia Bartlett Pears, 2-lb.
cans 17 I.SO
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cans 15 1.63
Lusk'.s Boar Brand Poars, 2'4-lb.
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Batavia Pear 3. 3-lb. cans 33 8.75
CANNED PLUMS.
New York Packed Egg Plums,
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New York Packed Grcon Gages,
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California Santa Clara Green
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California Lusk's Green Gages,
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Batavia Fancy Kgg-Plums,
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California Apricots. 2Vi-lb. cans. 10 1.15
California Santa Clara Apricots,
2^-lh. cms 12V4 1.30
t/Usk'a Bear Apricots, 2 1 /G-lb.
cans 15 I.CO
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fcew rcrk Packed I??d Cherries,
2-Kb, cans 10 1.10
Snnts Clara Ulack Cherries,
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Muslin U.id^rw^ar Dapt.
No manufacturer that wa know
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Silk Skirts Jblllollll
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All the desirable shades in best
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Black Moreen Skirt-?, Span
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Ladies' Aprons, Maids' Aprons,
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Bretelle Aprons, very wide,
made of lawn, plain hem, f"A
bib and epaulets, n*iC
for ViJ *
Tfte Flannel Department.
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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
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; 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.

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