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GREAT MANUFACTURER'S SALE. AIV PMTIDP TO A lISII nA P4 ~~ On Thursday, Dec. 9th, at 9a. in., we inaugurate an immense sale of TWO HUNDRED PIANOS, J\i 1 Ull 11 1 tvC * Ix/"*^ L^\Jr\LJ 9 the entire Holiday surplus of one of the leading manufacturers of this country, at The greatest of High-Grade Pianos ever held in the Northwest. We made an offer on this immense purchase which we did not anticipate would be seriously considered. Our offer was accepted! Hence we are enabled to furnish you a new, perfect, fully warranted Piano at a saving of $100 to $200 from regular prices. WE GIVE YOU THE BENEFIT of our great reduction. Remember, these Pianos are new, up-to-date, all modern improvements, exquisite in finish and tone, fully warranted. THIS GREAT SPECIAL SALE will open on THURSDAY MORNING at p o'clock. We shall make our usual EASY TIEFtiMIS OF 3? -A-YMiEnSTT— S2S cash and $10 per month. This is an opportunity of a lifetime. In all our quarter of a century's experience we have never before equaled it. Nothing like it has been offered anywhere within our knowledge. PIGURES GUT DOWN "ILJJIJK LEWIS FIXES $1,94<t.50 AS THE SUM TO TRY BICKEX FOR. INDICTMENT NOT DEFINITE. CASH SLIP NECESSITATED SOME UNDERSTANDING AS TO THE SHORTAGE CHARGED. HOSES KENYON AS INDORSER. Bank Superintendent's Initials Ap pear on One of the Treasurer of tlie Broken Bank. If the state succeeds, in the present trial, in proving that William F. Bickel took money from the Minnesota Sav ings bank that didn't belong to him, it will have to cut down the figures set forth in the Indictment by the con siderable sum of $3,691.94. The mo notony of the trial was varied yester day by the ruling of the court sustain ing the objection of the defense to the introduction in evidence of the debit e'.ip in the cash drawer, which purport ed to indicate that the defendant was Indebted to cash in the sum of $3,691.94. The indictment does not specify the Blip, but in the amended bill of par ticulars it is designated as "cash slip carried as cash." The court ruled that the item was THIS PARASITE Causes Dandruff and Destroys the Hair. It ultimately produces partial or total baldness. You Have It? Prof. J. H. Austin has, after fifteen years of arduous practical in vestigation, discovered an antiseptic whxh positively destroys this destroyer of the hair. • Itching scalp, eczema and any skin affection resulting from micro-bacilli permanently cured by his treatment. If you have dandruff do not hesi= tate—catl upon Prof. Austin and be rid of it forever. Ei? discovery has caused no little sensation in tba medical world-it is an HONOKABLE CUKE. Free microscopic examination at consulting room, 376 Hotel Ryan. Hours— 2 to sp. m. for Ladles. Gentlemen 71010 p. m. All this week. Prof. Austin has cured 3,039 ladies and gsntlemsn at Hotel Nicollet, Minneapolis, during tha last month, This treatment rids you of th^se disfiguring, irritating germs forever ! Austin's Antiseptic, $1 a bottle. For a aoaln puriflir an:l hair grower It is worth Its weight in gold. It, does not gro-.v hair on a bald head: not set out with sufficient definiteness in the indictment. The total amount of cash alleged to have been taken I by the defendant is $5,638.44. Deduct- I ing the "cash slip carried as cash," I leaves $1,946.50 as the balance alleged to have been stolen. Mr. Heinlein, the teller, was on the , witness stand. He was asked if he j knew the amount of Mr. Bickel's debit i slip carried in the drawer. He answer ed in the negative. He was then shown a page of his cash book, which . presumably contained the item referred j to, and asked if the amount of Bickel's j cash item slip was there entered. Mr. Butler interrupted with an ob jection. He said that the slip and the i page would speak for themselves. The j indictment made no mention of the stealing of a cash item slip. Asked to what slip he referred, Mr. I Anderson said he had in mind the slip mentioned in the bill of particu lars, containing the amount of $3,691. --94. Mr. Anderson (to witness) — Do you know whether or not the amount of Mr. Bickel's cash item slip was en tered on the cash book, exhibit 106 b? Witness — I do not. Mr. Anderson — All the cash items of the day were entered on that page. Examine and see if any of defendant's debit slips are listed there. Witness — I couldn't tell from the book. I suppose there is. The statement "I suppose there is" was stricken out of the record. Mr. Anderson— Can you state from memory, after examining the exhibit, the amount of Bickers slips from those entries? Objected to, and objection sustained. Mr. Anderson— l call your attention to the sixth row of figures from the bottom of the exhibit, and ask you to state what that is. Witness— l don't know that I can answer that. Mr. Anderson— 'Do you know what £HE SAINT PAUI, GLOBE: WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 8, 1897. became of Mr. Bickers debit slip car ried in the drawer? There was an objection, and the question was now squarely before the court. The court asked how the tes timony was relevant under the in dictment, which failed to set out the theft of the slip. Mr. Anderson stated that, in his opinion, a general allegation was all that was necessary in an indictment for embezzlement. That was all the statutes required. He alleged the tak ing of $5,638.44, which included the amount of the debit slip. Mr. Butler said that the indictment had not followed the statute. It de scribed money specifically and not generally. The term "cash item slip" would not advise the defense what kind of money was referred to. The court thereupon sustained the objection, and the item of $3,691.94 was not allowed to go in evidence. Mr. Anderson began the morning session by introducing 1 In evidence a large number of notes and correspond ing credit discount slips, alleged to have been taken by the defendant after the bank failed. Mr. Butler objected to the Introduc tion of each and was overruled. Touch ing the Behnke note, Mr. Butler stat ed that the note had been returned to the receivers; that it had been paid, and that the defendant could not be tried for taking something which he had not in his possession. He said that under the indictment he was au thorized to hold the notes. All the notes were turned over to the receiv ers within the scope of defendant's employment. The notes were not stol en property. No one was deprived of a cent nor a scrap of paper. Would the state send the defendant to the penitentiary for doing what the in dictment said he had a right to' do? So far as these notes were concerned, the defendant was entitled to go free, with a directed verdict at the hands of the court. It would not do to put a forced construction on the law or facts to suit this case. Demand for the return of the notes was necessary under the law. Mr. Anderson said the counsel had taken upon himself to state what the facts and the law were. The facts were that, at Bickel's request. Teller Heinleln had made entries on the books of the bank that these notes were paid when Bickel knew such to be false. Bickel carried away the notes from the vault on Jan. 16, and. after wards turned them over to Walter R. Wilmot. When the grand jury be gan to make it hot for Wilmot, Bickel } saw fit to go before the receivers and I produce the notes upon an order to show cause. Bickel's so-called posses sion was for the use and benefit of the bank, and not for himself. The crime was committed when he took the notes, and it made no difference if he afterwards turned them over to the receivers. Mr. Butler said he would hold the state to the strict letter of the indict ment. There was no evidence that anything was due on the notes or that they were even genuine. Unless it was shown that somebody had lost something the defendant should go free. No one was hurt. Mr. Anderson — Was not the bank hurt when the defendant caused false ertries to be made on the books and then carried away the bank's papers? The counsel is away off on the ques tion of demand. No demand is neces sary in a criminal proceeding of this kind. Mr. Butler's objection to the intro duction of the note was overruled. Among the other notes introduced was that of the defendant's father, Wil liam Bickel, for $1,250, made to the Minnesota Savings bank, dated July 21 1896, payable in ninety days. In the body of the note, it was stated that the maker, Mr. Bickel Sr., had deposit ed with the bank as collateral security for its payment, a promissory "note for $I,OOO— M. D. X.," meaning, presum ably, M. D. Kenyon. On the back of the note appears this Inscription: "Paid on within note one thousand dol lars." In the afternoon the county attor ney offered the remaining notes and corresponding slips in evidence. He finished at 3 o'clock, and then announc ed that the state desired to withdraw Witness Heinlein for the time being, and call other witnesses, after which by would recall Heinlein and complete his direct examination-in-chief. To this Mr. Butler objected. The defense must be permitted to cross-examine Heinlein before the state proceeded further. Mr. Butler also Insisted that the state should be required to finish Its direct examination before the de fense began its cross-examination. Mr. • "That Reminds Me" • • To (.'all at • Brown's \ 110 East Sixth Street. m But'er didn't want to conduct the cross examination in a piece-meal fashion. The court ruled that the defense wculd be allowed to cross-examine Mr. Heinlein before the state could go on. Finally, against the objection of Mr. Butler, who repeated that he did not want to cross-examine Heinlein until the state had finished its direct exami nation, the court allowed the state to withdraw the witness, with the promise that it would recall him and complete the direct examination. The state then called Fred N. Dick eon, one of the receivers of the Minne sota Savings bank. The county attor ney showed Mr. Dickinson state's ex hibits 108 to 124 inclusive, being the notes set forth in the indictment, and asked him if he had had any conversa tion with William F. Bickel relative to those notes. Mr. Dickson said he had had two conversations with Mr. Bickel last spring, with reference to those notes. Mr. Butler objected to the witness testifying as to the nature of the con versations, but the court overruled the objection. Mr. DickFon testified that Mr. Bickel told him that he could demonstrate that he, Bickel, had not stolen the notes. Mr. Bickel explained that the notes had been taken and sold for cash to keep the bank open during the latter days. Mr. Bickel also said the bank owed him for money he had advanced to it. Mr. Sheehan and I called his at tention to the fact that the notes were taken out on Jan. 16, — only two days before the bank closed. Mr. Bickel had also said that he had given the notes to friends who advanced money. Some time after that, Mr. Dickson had another conversation with Mr. Bickel, in his, Dickson's office which ended in Mr. Sheehan's office. Upon that occasion, Mr. Bickel wanted to know what the receivers meant by summoning him and other officers and directors of the bank before the court. Mr. Dickson told Mr. Bickel that Mr. Sheehan and himself thought that these notes had been taken out, and spurious cash items substituted. Mr. Bickel, the witness said, again gave the same ex planation as before. Some time after that Mr. Dickson was in Mr. Sheehan's office, while Mr. Bickel was there. Walter W T ilmot came in with the notes. "What did Wilmot say in the presence of yourself and Mr. Bickel?" "He said he didn't know how he was going to square himself with the grand jury for having the notes in his posses sion." Mr. Butler moved to strike the last answer out, but the court denied the motion. On the cross-examination. Mr. Dick- : son was shown the indictment and j asked if all the notes mentioned there in came into his possession as receiv- j er. Mr. Dickson answered that they i had, and the receivers had retained | possession of them since last May, .ex cept those which have been paid. "Your'e not here voluntarily are you, Mr. Dickson?" "No sir. I was subpoenaed." T. D. Sheehan, the other receiver for the Minnesota Savings bank, was ■ then called to the stand. Mr. Sheehan i testified as to the conversation had in his office with Mr. Bickel and Mr. Dickson regarding the notes. Mr. i Bickel was asked how it happened j that the notes were marked paid on I Jan. 16, 1897. Mr. Bickel said that during the last five or six weeks the bank had been hard pressed, and that > he went out and borrowed money to j help the bank out, and that after wards the notes were given to those j who had advanced the money. Mr. j Bickel also said that he had advanced money to the bank to help the bank along, with the understanding that it I was to be repaid on demand. Mr. i Bickel also said to the witness and Mr. Dickson that he was entitled to certain money on acount of salary, j Mr. Bickel designated to the receivers ! three items of Csl,ooo each as being moneys he had advanced to the bank. Mr. Bickel claimed at the time, as an excuse for taking the notes, that it j was to pay him for money he had j refunded to the bank. Mr. Sheehan enumerated the notes that were returned by Walter Wilmot, i all of which arer mentioned in the in dictment. The county attorney sought to elicit from the witness all -that he and Mr. Dickson had said to Mr. Bickel. To this Mr. Butler objected, on the ground that it was not material what the j witness or Mr. » Dickson said to- the | defendant. The' objection was over- I ruled, and Mrj Sheehan proceeded. He said that Mr. Bickel stated that these notes were taken in payment of the $5,500 which was charged to ex pense on Jan. 8, 1897. He said he was entitled to that money, as he had re funded or advanced money to the bank which was -credited to the expense account. Bickel referred to an ltem^of $1,000 which he said was money ad vanced by him to the bank. The re ceivers, Sheehan and Dickson, contend ed and told Bickel that he was not entitled to that $1,000. Mr. Sheehan could not recall any further conversation with Mr. Bickel. i Here the trial closed for the day. SfIEPARD WAS READY MOVES A REFERENCE OF THE AL.BREC HT itlOSOi.l TION BE FORE IT AVAS READ. IS SENT TO THE COMMITTEE. ANTICIPATED OPPOSITION TO THE FORFEITING OF FRANCHISE MAKES ITS APPEARANCE. GARBAGE CONTROVERSY AGAIN. Award of Contracts Concurred In — Communication Front Michand Bros. All of the members of the board of aldermen were present at the meeting of that body last night. The Albrecht resolution, passed by the assembly, re vcking the cable franchise of the street railway company was referred to the committee on streets for consideration. The garbage contracts were awarded as recommended by the assembly ex cept In the Sixth ward, in which dis trict the board awarded the contract to the lowest bidder. When the Albrecht resolution revok ing the cable franchise was being read by the clerk, Aid. Shepard moved it be referred to the committee on streets. Aid. Kenny and Lindahl objected, and insisted on the ordinance being read, which was agreed to. The reading be ing finished, Aid. Shepard renewed his motion to refer to the committee. In support of this, he said the residents in the ward he represented wanted better service Instead of the franchise being revoked. The measure was an impor tant one and should be looked into. If it was for the public good or spite, it should be carefully considered. Aid. Lindahl thought if the plan was to defeat it the vote should be taken at once instead of referring it to a committee. Aid. Shepard Insisted on his motion to refer, and it was carried by a vote of 9 to 2, Messrs. Kenny and Lindahl voting against the reference. The garbage controversy broke out afresh in the board of aldermen. The assembly awarded the contracts to the lowest bidders in all of the wards except the Sixth. When the let ter of the mayor relative to the low prices bid by the contractors, especial ly in the Sixth ward, was read. Aid. Lindahl moved that the action of the assembly in rea.dvertlsing for bids in the Sixth ward be not concurred in, and that -the contract be let to Fred Lindermann, the lowest bidder in that district. Aid. Bell wanted the con tract awarded to Hugh Martin, who bid $1,000 for doing the work. Mr. Bell was of the opinion it could not be done for the price b d by L niermann. Mr. Lindahl was anxious to know why there should be more money spent in the Sixth ward than in the Second, First the other outlying wards of the city. The First ward alderman was of the opinion that aside from the may or, alderman and chief of police the population of the Sixth ward was made SHE GLADLYJPEAKS ! Victim of Nervous Dyspepsia and Nervous Prostration. Onalaska, Wis.— For ten years I have been the suffering victim of nervous pros traiion and nervous dyspepsia. I cannot begin to tell you or remember the reme dies I have taken or the prescriptions I have tried. Take what I would, I grew worse instead of better, and was well nigh discouraged. Then came the grate ful change. One month ago — on the ad vice of my brother, who sent me a box— I commenced taking Dr. Oharcot's Kola Nervine Tablets. I have taken one box and gained five pounds, but that Is noth ing compared to the physical relief I have experienced. I am better and happier than I have been for five years. If I could make the recommendation stronger I would gladly do so. Mrs. Lulu Gleason. D*% Charcot's Kola Nervine Tablets are vegetable and harmless. Their strength and vigor giving qualities are wonderful. Fifty cents and $1 at druggists or mailed direct. Eureka Chemical & Mfg. Co., La Croeae, Wis. up of the same class of citizens as in other wards. Based on the population the cost of collecting and removing gar bage in the Sixth ward cost more than in the First, Second and Eighth wards. The motion of Aid. Lindahl that the contract for the Sixth ward be award ed Fred Lindermann at $850 was car ried by a unanimous vote. It was then moved that the other awards as made by the assembly be concurred in. Aid. Allard, of the Tenth ward, objected to the contracts for the Tenth and Eleventh wards being awarded to YV. J. Preston. The two bids combined amounted to $1,400 and he was sun- the work could be done for much lower figures. Aid. Larsen wanted the a.ward of the contract to Peterson & Anderson in the Ninth ward excepted as it had not been let to the lowest bidder. On the the roll call the vote showed six of the alder men opposed to excepting the Ninth, Tenth and Eleventh wards from the awards and five in favor of such ac tion. On the roll call to adopt the awards of the assembly, with the exception of the Sixth ward as amended, the vote was six to five, those favoring the awards being Messrs. Bell, Donahower, Kenny, Lindahl, Hanbo rn and Bigelow. Those opposing the action were Messrs, Allard. Kaldunski. Larsen, Shepard and Slutzman. The chair announced that the resolution was lost, as it required eight votes to award a contract. The vote on motion of Aid. Sanborn was re considered, and then another vote waa taken on the passage of the assembly resolution and passed by a vote of 8 to 3, Messrs Allard, Larsen and Kal dunski opposing it. The resolution awarding the contracts will have to go back to the assembly for concurrence, owing to the board having awarded the contract for the Sixth ward to Fred Lindermann, while the assembly agreed to re-advertise for new bids in that district. The clerk started in to read the fol lowing communication from Michaud Bros. : It appears from tho records of the city clerk of the city that for four consecutive years we have paid into the city treasury of St. Pau!, during each year the sum of one thousand dollars, for license to carry on the business of selling wines and liquors in sealed packages, in quantities of more or j less than fi.ye gallons; i. c., at wholesale as well as retail, to "trade" as well as to "pri vate consumers," who drsiro to patronize our business. The law in reference to 11 has been strictly enforced against us and we have willingly submitted to It. We desire to call your attention to the fact that there arc other liquor houses in the city of St. Paul, similarly situated as we have been for the : past four years, who havo flagrantly violate! the l'.quor laws of thp city of St. Paul and state of Minnesota, who, under the guise of being engaged exclusively in the wholesale Uquor traffic in this city, have been, during several years last pa-st and still do, carry on a ret-iil business, by soiling liquor and ] wine in quantities of less than five gallons, some times in quantities of half a pint or one pint, to "private consumers," and that such liquor houses so ergaged in soiling liquor at retail have been by some unknown power absolved from paying any license whatever i into the city treasury of St. Paul. We find upon examination of the books of the United ! States revenue office in St. Paul that the wholesale liquor house 3 engaged in selling liquor at retail and who do not pay license to our city, have the required license to sell at retail from the United States government. Is it not manifest that such wholesale liquor ; merchants in the city who are engaged in i selling liquor at retail having license from the federal government to carry on a re- } tail business have for Borne time past and I still do escape paying the required license of $1,000 into the city treasury as ordained by i the laws of the state of Minnesota, rely upon | the weakness of the agents of the state as reprtFontod by the city government, and that the city government grants privileges to those who are not entitled to it from a legal or | moral standpoint? In conclusion, we respectfully suggest that ■ such stf-ps be taken by the city authorities. that either the sale of liquor at retail by wholesale l.'quor houses who have no license j therefore be stopped or that they be com pelled to take out a license to carry on such I business. The communication had been about half | read when President Pieelow said it would i be referrfd to tho committee on license. Lat er Mr. Heim, who represented the prote&t- I ing firm, asked that tho communication be read, and it was listened to and then sent to the license oommittfe. Aid. Lindahl Introduced a resolution read ing as follows: Resolved by the board of aldermen, the as sembly concurring, thp.t no person interested in the award of any contra~t be allowed in side the ra'ling during the time either branch I of the council has under consideration the • award of any contract. Resolved furthrr that j the sergeant at arms be and is hereby direct ed to enforce the terms of this resolution. The resolution was adopted by a vote of 9 to 2, Aids. Bell and Kaldunski voting against it. Aid. Kenny Introduced an ordinance grant- I ing the Northern Piu-iiic Railway company '< the right to construct, maintain and operate a spur track in lower town. According to the ordinance, the spur track is to commence at a point on the right of way of the Northern Pacific at the southeast corner of block 36, Kittson'H addition, lun- j ning thence aercos Sixth street, through bl>ck ! 37 and across Kittpon street to tho alley In block 38 of said n<Mition: thence w< ■ through the alley in and across the str--ct=i intervening between bleeki 3S. 3E>, 40, 41, 12. | 43, and 44 to the eest.Tly lino of Broadway. | The spur track ij to be in operation on or ' before June 1, IS9S. The ordinance was ac- ; companied by a communication from innre I than one-half of the property owners I ing on the proposed track, asking that the ordinance ba paaaed. The ordinance went to I the committee on streets on motion of Aid Kenny. Aid Kenny hat] hi a ordinance designating Smith park as v publi,- market passed The city attorney stated that In order to have the question of whether the property could be used for other than park purposes tested it would be necessary to pass such an ordi nance. He was of the opinion the property could only be us+d as a park. The aldermen concurred In tho acl the assembly in referring the bids far limit ing the city whh gas, electric lights and gas oline to the Joint committee on gas of 1...th bodies. The city clerk was directed to ;i<ivertlso ror bids for furnishing the city with lumber for the year 1898. The final ord. r for the lowering <.f the sewer on Cedar street between the river and Eighth street, was passed. Tho ordinaire granting to the Oedney Pii k ling company a leaeo of lot 3 and part of lot 4. 1.1.K-k U, Robertson's addition to Wo Paul, for a period of eighteen years wna paflßcd under a suspension of the rules Tho agreement is that the firm shall employ not less than flftr-en men and pay an annual rental of $1 p*r year. The use of Market hall wag granted to the People s party for a convention on Jan. 4 and 5, The secretary of the chamber of commerce sent In a communication suiting thai a reso lution had been adopted by the chamber ad vising the granting of a telephone fn to tho American Telephone and Teli graph company. The matter went to the committee on streets. The. money in the police pension fund amounting to $iio. was, by a resolution <>r Aid KaldtinsUi, ordered placed Ir ttai era] fund. Tho Eighth ward alderman said he understood that the amount was t<< be distributed srnong those who were on the rolls when the act waa repealed. He stated that the police pi nslon business was a steal frcm the firs 1 and the money remaining In the fund might better lw placed In thi era! fund. The resolution went to the com mittee on police. Fischer Upright Piano, $1155. "Walnut case. Ivory keys. etc. S. W. Raudenbush & Co., 14 Wesi Sixth street. Konrth Ward Democrats. The Fourth Ward I emocratlc eltrt wl!l m «> tonight at their n< w ball, In thi : block. Eighth and U'ubasha su ChiraKo, Milwaukee »fc si. Paul It ii it way. Best Line to Milwaukee av.>\ C'hli-a -go. City Ticket Office 365 Robert St. MARRIAGES, BIRTHS, DEATHS. MARRIAGE LICENSES. J<Vhn Kofod Ida 0.-ckstrandl IMKTHS. Mr. and Mrs. O. Herman Rrnstrom Girl Mr. and Mrs. William D. Edgerton (iirl Mr. and Mrs. Axel Johnson Girl Mr. and Mrs. Charles Linden Mr. and Mrs. John Mollner floy Mr. and Mrs. Olin Suanson Cirl Mr. and Mrs. John Reberger Oirl Mr. and Mrs. Kmii Malmqvlst CJirl Mr. and Mrs. NYwton de Forest Girl DEATHS. Wilhelmlne Hohensee, 220 Chestnut 5t. .47 yrs Thomas McUanus, Virginia Flats 18 jrcs Edwin Balcome. i»;i Grand ay Arthur Lldke, 3PO Carroll st It cics FUNERAL NOTICE. COMPANIONS OF THE MINNESOTA mandery of the Military Ord»r of thi La rI Legion of th-> United States are requested to attend the funeral of late ''c.mpanioa Judge John M. Shaw, from the family nsi dence, HOS Tenth avenue wouth. Minne apolis, Wednesday, th:- Stli insi., at i p. m. DIED^ PAULK— Died. Charles Paulk, at St. Luke's hospital, Dec. 7. :vi7. Fun< ra Thursday. Dec. !». at 2 p. in., at Flirt M. E. chun.-h, to which friends are Id Interment at Decorab, Ij. AMUSEMENTS. METROPOLITAN biSX* MATINEE TODAY, I TONSGHT, Prices Se, 80c 75c and 31. I Last! Dan'l Fronman'i ipecisl company, in his great est of N. V. i.\ cenm »uc THE PRIIO.NER OF ZENDA, EXTRai EXTRA! EXT' A ! /a nights tsDsvrut *v DAT ♦».\ti\kk. ( ominen •mi: Thursday. Do. 1 . .' SEATS "nO\A/ ON K/\LE. MR. 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