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THE XWIIN CITIES.
Address on Modern Industry —
Dwight A. Potter delivered an address on
"Modern Industry - ' at the Socialist meeting
yesterday afternoon in the Assembly hall.
lliiiiinne Society Annual— The St. Paul
Humane society will hold its annual meeting
at its rooms, 60S Chamber of Commerce build
ing, Tuesday, at 3 p. m.
Hearl Martenu's Visit— Henri Marteau,
who three years ago drew two large audiences
here in a single season, will again charm St.
Paul pc-ople by the magic of his art on Mon
day evening, Feb. 14. There has been no
morr; famous violinist in St. Paul recently,
and those who prefer this "half-human" In
strument to any other will be deiighted that
they will have for it~> interpreter so perfect
a master as Henri Mart.au. A youthful
genius, he has not been content to trust only
to native ta'.ent, but has added years of con
centrated study to his inborn gift He has
now the name of "artist." He will probably
appeac at the Central Presbyterian church.
11. -nn line Fortnightly Club— The next
regular mating of the Hamline Fortnightly
club will be held at the residence of Mrs.
E. X. Wolevrr, en r"eb. 15. A paper will
be read by Mrs. S. M. Kirkwood on "The
Rise. Spread and Character of Russian
Nihilism;" and one by Mrs. E. N. Wolever on
"Alexander 11. and His Reforms." Topics
for discussion will be: "Polish Insurrection
of 1 ■;:!;" 'I_egal Reforms Under Alexander
II.;" "Women's Part in tho Nihilistic Move
ment;" "Influence of German Philosophy
"L'jxjii Nihilism."
Preparing for Debate — The Ph'.los and
Amphifs, of the Hamline university, are
preparing for a public debate to be given In
the near future.
Injured His Back- William Robertson,
a mail carrier living at 10 St. Pierre Ter
race, was injured last evening by falling
down stairs in a building on Eighth street,
near Wabasha. Dr. Art- attended Robertson,
and, finding his back somewhat injured, sent
him to his home in the central patrol wagon.
Stove Was Overheated — A one-story
frame dwelling at 450 St. Peter street, occu
pied by Mrs. E. Seidlltz, was damaged by
fire yesterday afternoon to the extent of $50.
The lire was caused by an overheated stove.
"Will Talk Single Tax— John Z. White,
of ( hi ago. will, early in March, address tho
Social Science club, of Minenapolls, on "Sin
gle Tax." Some time ago the club requested
the local Single Tax league to present before
It an exposition of Henry George's theory
relative to land. As the- league has been but
.eebly represented at the Social Scienoo club.
It will take advantage of this opportunity and
have its views forcibly presented.
Boy Behind Mars— Segert Thompson, a
small boy, spent yesterday In the custody
of tho officers at the central police station.
Boy Behind Mars— Segert Thompson, a
small boy, spent yesterday In the custody
of tho officers at the central police station.
QUEER OU, FIELD ROADS
MTTI.K LEFT OF NARROW GAUGES
THAT MADE MONEY OXC E
Railroad* Built in OU Boom Day. by
I-i-K'lnecrti Tlmt Hesitated. at
Nothing— — (iront Prollts at First
Disappearance- o£ Towns and
Railroads Alike I'efjT Leg I.inc.
From the New York Sun.
BOLIVAR, N. V., Jan. 29.— A pictur
esque feature of the northern oil fields,
tin- narrow guage railroads, will soon
be a thing of the past. One after an
other, in the wake of the oil lx>om, they
have been ripped up and sent to the
junk pile, after serving a very useful
purpose. There are left to represent
the millions once invested in these en
terprises only long stretches of right
of way, almost hidden by underbrush,
weather-beaten stations, solitary and
alone, with broken platforms, doors
wrenched from hinges and open win
dows through the winter winds blow
great piles of snow; dismantled trestles
rotten and here and there stone pillars
of pretentious bridges, the timbers of
which have been pulled apart and car
rit<l away to serve a useful purpose.
Nearly all the roads were built over
mountains where the standard guage
would be impracticable. There was no
lii'ing in done. Every gully was trest
led with hemlock and the space be
tween the ties was ballasted with the
dirt shovelled out of the ditches. Many
of the farms cut up by the narrow
guages ..how no traces of roads now;
the land has been reclaimed by the or
dinal owners, many of whom received
a fancy price for right of way. The
engineers who staked out the narrow
guages hesitated at nothing; in some
places the grade was 265 feet to the
mile and there was a string of high
trestles over the succession of gulleys.
Today there are only two short spurs
of narrow guage railroad left in the
northern oil fields, the Central New
Y< rk and Western's eighteen mile
branch that runs from Bolivar to Ole
an and the Bradford, Bordell and
Kir zua. which climbs over the hills
between Bradford and Smethport, a
distance of twenty-eight miles.
The changes that have taken place
in this section of the country in fifteen
years ar e marvellous. In 18S2, in the
flush of the oil boom, the Allegany
Central was completed from Olean to
Angelica, and it did an immense busl
li. ss. Bolivar and Richburg were as
full of life as new mining camps, and
there wore other lively towns along the "
line of the road. Richburg had more
than 8.009 pcpulati n and the requta
tion of being the hottest oil town on
the map.
The Allegany Central's freight
receipts at Richburg for the first
thirty flays after the road was
com pieced footed up $21,000, and that
was before a station was built. A box
car answered £o; freight and ticket of
fice as well as waiting room, and the
telegraph instrument was screwed on
the top of a dry goods box in one cor
ner of the car. The passenger traffic
was enormous. Ten passenger and
four freight trains were run over the
road every day, and when there were
extra attractions at the Richburg the
aters special trains were run from the
towns along the line. The passenger
rates were 5 cents, a mile and the
freight rates stiff, but no one kicked
for the air was full of greenbacks'
That was when Richburg boasted of
a morning and an evening newspaper,
two banks. a hundred hote's. a dozen
doctors, an equal n"tnber of lawyers,
eighty public bars, dance houses and
everything else that went to make up
a boom city in the oil country. One of
the .voting lawyers who drifted in with
the oil boom earned $3,000 in fees "in th*
first three months he was there. Boli
var, with 5.000 population, was not far
behind Richburg in the amount of
business transacted or in a show-down
of wickedness.
With tho v.-aninsr of the oil boom
came the gradual death of the narrow
gauges in this field. Richburg has de
clined from a city of 8.000 to a village
of 109. as the census taken a few days
ago showed, riving it. >\he distinction
of being lhe smallest incorporated vil
lage in the state. All its nush and
glory have departed, though it still has
tw.ee the population it had before the
boom came. Five years ago the last
narrow gaue;e rail that connected it
with the outside world was pulled un.
and now a daily stage is the only pub
lic conveyance that passes through the
once prosperous city. Bolivar's 5.000
population h«s dwindled down to 1.200.
It has settled into a steady-going coun
try town, and Is the business center of
the oil development.
After- the oil boom subsided thf
Bradford, Eldred and Cuba road throve
for a short time on tbe lumber in
terests along the lire, but as soon ss
these were exhausted 'he ro-^d bs_-'m
to lose money. Then T. C. Piatt was
Minneapolis, on account of hla alleged pro
pensity to steal. Officer Ring arrested him
early yesterday morning for stealing somo
papers from a news stand at 7 Central ave
nue. He was charged with petit larceny.
Hoy's Serious Condition — Inspector
John P. Hoy, of Minneapolis, ts laid up at
his residence with erysipelas. Th» detective's
face is so swollen as to be almost unrecog
nizable.
Weaver to Be Present— Gen. James B.
Weaver, of lowa, People's party candiate
for president in 1892, has signified hla in
tention of attending the stats committee
gathering and rally of the silver forces in
Minneapolis Feb. 16. Mr. Weaver received
an invitation several days ago from several
local silverites to be present. Others who in
tend to attend the meeting are Congressman
Hartman, of Montana; State Senator Rlng
dahl, of Crookston; John A. Yeyes, of Duluth.
'Ton ha Hotel May Not Open— The
Minneapolis & St. Louis railroad has as yet
made no arrangements for the opening of
Lake Park hotel at Lako Mlnnetonka this
year. If the road officials should decide not
to open the hotel, it will be the s_._ .d pop
ular lake restart to quit, and will ctrtalnly
create a change in summer life at Mlauetonka..
Joined the Church— Twelve boys and a
number ot adults wero admitted to member
ship iv the First M. E. church yesterday
morning.
Meeting; of Publisher*— Notices havo
been sent out for the meeting ot the North
western Publishers' association, to be held at
the Windsor hotel Wednesday, Feb. 14.
Going to Austin— The recently organized
Elks' band of twenty-five pieces v/ill y to
Austin Wednesday, Feb. 16. to assist St. ..ul
Lodge So. .9 In the institution of a lodg.. A
large delegation from St. Paul lodge will
make the trip on a special train. The band,
which promises to become a feature of St.
Pau] lodge, will bo uniformed in lull dress,
Including broadcloths, silk-faced ulsters and
the new style "Dutch" cap.
Priest** House Burglarized— Tbe resi
dence of the Rev. Thomas F. Gleason, pastor
of St. John's Catholic church, 975 Francis
street, was burglarized in daylight last „_ek,
and $45 in money and several articles of
jewelry and a revolver were stolen.
Said He Was Rohhed— George Sudith,
an ex-pollceman, complained to the authori
ties at the central station Saturday morning
that he had been robbed of $40. Sudith ac
cused several companions with whom he had
been diverting himself from the cares of the
busy world at a Fourth street cafe, and De
tective Murnane was sent out to place the
men under arrest. He found them at the
cafe, and took them ta the station, where
they were carefully searched and then re
leased.
appointed receiver. About all that was
r^L o^ t0 hlm was a wornout
r adbed and a lot of rolling stock fit
for the junk pile. He kept the wheels
turning until he saw that the road
must either be rebuilt or ripped up Th
outlook for business was not eno.uraj
to ff 'n a " d J h v r , ad , wa3 k nopked down
to a New York broker in 1893. The
Th n JV VO i nt t0 a , Florida ,vm ber road,
lhe load earned $150,000 the first year
creased?" earninSS Steadi! ''
The ntti e stub line of the Allegany
Central, now known as the CeS
New _ork and Western, the last strip
r'orn-f r °T- f aUSe in Alle sany county,
forms a link m an interesting bit of
railroad history. Soon after the Al'.>
gany Central was completed from
Olean to friendship. Georg-e D. Chao
man. a professional promoter, came up
from New York and secured control o?
the road, and extended it to Amrellrei
That was in 188 2, , vhon ■£ £g el 4<£
making money hand over fist. Then
Chapman built a standard gauge line
w?rh M? t0 W^ la "d to connect
\vith the Delaware, Lackawanna and
Western, and secured control of a
couple of other short standard K aug7-
Ded cS B n n hi C ? UPIPd them UP * He dip
ped all his lmr . with fine rolling stock
Bis narrow gauge division having the
largest and finest narrow gauge en
gines in the world. He operated his
lines on a lavish scale, and when he
ran short of money, he reorganized the
road, changed the name of It. and had
a new issue of bonds printed
f . 0n - f hls standard gau^e line he built
the Stony Brook Glen viaduct th* hi_:h
est structure in the state. It "is built
of steel, is 700 feet long and 245 feet
high and cost $70,000. Over the Eri«
tracks at Swains he built a hemlock
horseshoe trestle, 1.865 feet Ion? at a
cost of $22,000. Chapman maintained
an office In Wall street and put on
more style with his little ninety-one
miles of railroad than the Prince 0 f
"Wales would have a right to. When
the oil boom weakened and the earn
ings declined the employes went on a
strike for wages overdue. The road
was shut down for several months In
July, 1892, after a hard fight. Chapman
was ousted from the receivership of
the road, and the property was sold to
a company of New York men. of whom
Maj. John Byrne is at the head T"«t
narrow gauge line from Angelica to
Bolivar was ripped up and one of tii«
standard gouge spurs was abandoned
The other branches are in successful
operation still.
The narrow-gauge roads In the Brad
ford oil fields, across the state line
have met the same rate. The Kendal!
& Eldred, one of the best-paying
roads ever built while the boom lasted
has been torn up. There were half a
dozen redhot towns alone; its line ea^ly
in the eighties Duke Center and Rix
ford were hummers. The conductor's
cash fare collections averaged $400 ;:
day for several months. The Bradford
field was then o n the top wave of pros
perity. Every train that went over
the road was packed with passengers
and in some Instances they sat on the
pilot of tbe engine and the platforms
and roofs of the coaches. The freight
business was enormous. The rates
were high, but they were never ciues
tioned. The employes made big
money. "Many a time an oil producer
in a hurry for a car tipped the conduc
tor a $20 bill to hurry It alonsr. A stage
line has taken the place of the Kendall
& Eldred.
The Olean, Bradford & Warren, nar
row s-smse. which wound over th»»
mountains from Olean to Bradford,
lay Idle for a long time, and last year
was widened to a standard gauge and
converted into an electric line by Bos
ton capitalists, who built a summer
resort on top of one of the mountains.
In some places th" grade of this road is
380 feet to the mile. It is twenty-two
miles long. The other end of trie old
line from Bradford to H-tarshburgr is
still rusting and will no doubt soon
be ripped up.
The main line of the Bradford. For
dell & Kinzua, from Eld red to Kin
zua Junction has been abandoned, but
the line ia still In operation from Brad
ford to Smethport. And it is due to
Wilson S. Bissell, ex-postmaster gen
eral, that this last bit of narrow gauge
is still in existence. The road was
originally built from Bradford to !_!
dred. When it was oronosed to build
a branch line from Kinzua Junction ro
Smethport the move was bitterly op
posed. It was finally decided by one
vote to build it there, and Bissell ca.t
the deciding vote. Fifteen years ago
"-ome of the liveliest little oil towns in
the state boomed along the line of this
road, for it traverses the richest pro
ducing section of the Bradford field.
After the first wild rush was over the
towns gradually began to go to seed,
and where once stood prosperous vil
lages there is scarcely a habitation
today. Tall oil derricks loom up in the
woods in every direction, and the ride
over the mountains is picturesque. In
getting out of Bradford the road makes
a detour of two and a half miles to get
up the mountain side. Often a passen
per lriFsing the train at the station had
followed a path up the face of the
THK ST. PAUL GLOBE MONDAY FEBRUARY 7 t 1838.
mountain and caught the train at the
summit. It required two engines to
pull a train of Aye cars up the uteep
grade. Several high treaties are cross
ed by this line, and it winds about the
mountain summits In a very bewilder
ing fashion. In 1881 this road carried
160,000 passengers and paid 83 per cent
in dividends on its capital stock of
5350,000. When the oil boom died away
and the timber was about exhausted
the road was reorganized, the debts
were declared off, and new rails, ties
and rolling stock were purchased. This
road cost $14,500 a mile and now has
forty-pound steel rails and twenty
eight-ton engines.
It is remarkable that there have been
so few accidents in the history of the
oil region narrow gauges. The only ac
cident in the history of the Bradford,
Bordell & Kinzua was a terrible one.
In January, 1884, a 250-barrel tank of
crude oil burst and the oil ran down
over the snow on the track, forming
a pool between the rails for a long
-distance. The Smethport passenger
train of two coaches and a baggage car
dashed into the flood of oil. The fire
box ignited the oil and gas, and in an
instant the train was a blazing mass.
Four of the fifty-eight passengers were
burned to death, and several were bad
ly injured. Engineer Pat_sy Sexton
stuck by his engine and tried to run
the train through the lake of fire. His
eyes were burned out. He Is now liv
ing in New York. The passengers es
caped into the snow by breaking out
the windows, the flames making it im
possible to open the doors-. The cab
was burned off the engine, and there
was not a splinter left cf the cars. The
accident happened on the hill three
miles out of Bradford.
Of the queerest railroad ever built
in the oil regions, or anywhere else,
the Peg Leg, there is scarcely a track
left. Here and there where this once
famous road ran you will ♦'nd a solitary
spile that has not yet ro'- >d down. The
Peg Leg was the dreau, of Col. Roy
Stone, of Bradford. He exhibited a
model of the Peg Leg at the Centennial
in 1876. It ran over a ravine on the
exposition grounds, and attracted much
attention. The Pepr Leg was a single
rail road. Oak spiles were driven into
the ground ten feet apart. 'On top of
the spiles a heavy timber was bolted,
and on this the rail was spiked and
flshp'ated. Guard rails were placed on
each side of the spile three feet from
the top. The average heierht of the
rail from the ground was elsdit feet.
The road was about five miles long,
and ran from Bradford to Derrick City!
through half a dozen suburbs. The
cars rested on two wheels, one at «eh
end, and hung low on each side of th^>
rail. One of the passenger cars cost
$3,000. The engine was a queer-looking
machine, and an Irishman said it re
minded him of a pair of b-ots thrown
across a clothesline. The road and
equipment cost $46,000. The road had
very few curves, running in almost a
bee line. In one place it ran directly
across the center of a miilpond. ard a
few of the sniles ran still ba seen = t*ok
ing out of th" water. The red was
completed in January. 1878. and ran a
year almost to a day. No visitor to the
oil regions was willing to pro home until
he had ridden on the Peg Leg, and it*
fame traveled all over the country. Eli
Perkins was one of tho flr=t to take a
ride over the road. From the first there
was much trouble with the engines and
breakdowns were frequent. The Pe~
Leg paralleled the Olean. Bradford &
Warren narrow erau^. and the en
gineers often raced, giving the passen
gers some wild rides.
The Peg Leer did c-nsideraJi'o busi
ness, the conductor'^ f.-sh rolVcti<->r.s
often amounting to $."0 a day. The first
time a erreen Irishman saw a P«»g L^c
train shooting toward him he ex
claimed:
"Holy smoke. See th? train a-comin'
down the fer-r» ."
Jan. 27, 1.°"7. saw the- ffpfpj, r f t^ 9
Pec Leg. A trial trir. was bcirsr rnae
with a new tyoe of ensrine. A ston was
made to mend a. ofeat" pipe, and the
boiler blew up. killing six men and mu
tilating several more. _»_a assistant
superintendent and the conductor wr- r ->
amonpr the killed. The road was
marked as a hoodoo, and sold at sher
iff's sale shortly after on a iudsrm^nt
for siO.OOn. The road was bid i- for
?3,f)CO, and the rails were stripped off.
NOTES OP THE SUM-HUSH WHEEL.
The Michigan L. A. W. wiil try to secure
the pass3go by the Ifgis-.ture of the N< W
Jersey state aid law for gocd roads.
The Boston Bicycle club is the olde.t cy
cling organization in the country.
The Monarch people have named th<M>- new
ra< ing wheel the Cooper special.
Bourriilcn. a French rider, with consider
able reputation ar.d winnings during the past
season cf $l">,0O0. must she up cycling next
November, to serve his year in the ench
army.
Vaseline is a popular lubricant in winter.
The cyclist doe 3 not give hi. wheel the at
tention that it receives in summer, does net
oil it so frequently, so be se-ts up his boar
togs in vaseline and they require no more
attention until spring.
The wooden handle b.r has net replaced the
steel bar in gener.l use. It, h.s certain ad
vantages and Cisad vantages which will prob
ably alw?ys stand with It. A fair number
of ISSB wheels are being fitted with it.
Charles Ward, the middle states athlete
who brought Dr. Brown to the front Uat
season, has added Earl Kiscr. the half-mile
national chaii.picn. to his string .cr thH
spring training at Bcllaire. O. Kiser intends
to do no very hard work, merely preparing
himself for exhibitions at present.
The high handlebar ordinance in force at
Washirgton has stirred up no end of com
ment a:?d crlUcism. The theory behind the
Washington regulation Is that the rider who
leans far forward cannot well see what is
before him.
Still another chainless wheel has appeared
that has not bevel gears. This time it i 3
what may best be called a tooth and roller
gear. The teeth are triangular in shape,
with their sides cut in a peculiar double
curve— senii-cyc-lc.dal. On the front sprock
et the backs ot the tooth are outward wtth
tho edges facing inwaid. On the reor sprock
et the position is reversed. The driving red
runs out_.de the rear fork instead of witiiin
it. On each side of the driving :od are about
twelve round pinions, nearly as big as a lead
pencil, which engage with the teeth c-f the
sprockets.
A wheel that Is of itself about as gocd as
a cycle show, in that it exhibits pretty much
all the changes in chain wheel 3 for IS.X, bai
appeared in Xew York. It is a remarkable
example of the latest fads carried to th?
limit. It is necessarily the product cf a
small maker, or "assembler," as no minu
facturer could turn out an article so- com
pletely made up of the patented features of
parts niakers. It illustrates what can be
done by judicious "assembling" and sug
gests the important role that wheels of this
kind may play in the future. The bic\cle
in question has flush joints, a 4-inch head, a
drop of "% inches at the crank hanger and
the Fauber axel with cranks in one piece.
The back stays and rear forks arc brought
together into one stem before being jo ned
to the crank hanger. The front forks are a
continuous piec9 of tubing. The front
sprocket has thirty-two teeth, and the rear
one twelve. It is fitted with Thor patent
hubs, a Frost gear case and a hard saddle
ot the .atest racing shape. Interns.l binders
are used for the seat post and handle bar.
The light and narrow chain Is adjusted by
means of an eccentric action in the crank
hanger and the handle bars are of octagon
shape. All told, It Is an exceedingly rakiah
machine, and extremely up-to-date.
President Potter reques's that wheelmen
everywhere send him the name of any trans
portation company that imposes unjust
charges for carrying cyclists, or in other
ways is oppressive to riders. Assemblyman
Armstrong, father of the bicycle baggage law
in Xew York state, has had a conference with
President Potter and will introduce some new
legislative measures, amending present laws,
such as will furnish suggestions to wheel
men all over the country.
The champion Fred Loughead is spending
the winter at his home in Sarnia. Ont.
fptHSold Dust
KlSsl wash|n t'' po *<*« r
itlO^Hl^W Inak ' ?s *">use clean tug
I^S^^My easy. Largest packaye
|W__hli}j[POWder. If -g rea^t economy.
I E-_ — ____/ Ask th erocex for il
WOKK FOE THE L. A. W.
NEARLY EVERY DELEGATE HAS
SOME SCHEME TO PRESENT
Project for Local Option In Racing
Muttcra Doomed t« Defeat
"Warm Fl«ht on for tho Presi
dency Between Gideon and Potter
Convention Befftnt Wednesday.
ST. LOUIS, Mo., Feb. tf.— Next Wed
nesday the annual national assembly
of the L.. A. W. will begin a three days'
session.
There Is much to be accomplished at
the convention, but the most important
natter will be the election of officers.
There is considerable rivalry for the
position of president between Isaac B.
Potter, the present incumbent, and
George D. Gideon, the ex-chairman of
the racing board. Ex-President Sterl
ing Elliott, of Massachusetts, is back
of the Gideon boom, and, while it is
known that Gideon would be a good
man for president, the chances seem
against his election. It is stated that
the Potter ticket has allowed Pennsyl
vania, the second strongest division
In the league, to name the first vice '.
president and the support of the Key
stone state has been promised them.
There are almost any number of reso- ;
lutions to be acted upon, and they will ;
bo the cause of much debate. Almost
every delegate to the assembly has a
pet idea of ht3 own. It is not expected j
that the fight for the granting of local j
.ption will amount to much. Missouri, ;
as well as the majority of the Western j
md Southern states, is known to be In j
favor of this movement being passed, i
but the Easterners are opposed to it,
md as they practically control the;
league, \ **« y say will go.
X >KY DERBY.
With Hamburg Out, Plamllt, Ban
nocl-burn nnd Handle Arc
Liked.
LOUISVILLE, Ky., Feb. 6.— The Turf
exchange, contrary to general expec
tations, has decided to tako another
<vhirl at a winter book on the Kentucky
Derby.
It will be opened Monday or Tuesday,
Hamburg will be made a red-hot
favorite. The public will hardly want
much of it, however, a._ It is very gen
erally accepted that the great colt will J
?ot be raced in the West or South this
rear.
E'laudit, Bannockburn and Bangle I
i. ill be el v-iy bunched at about 6 to 1
n the book, while Howland will be as
?ood as 15 or 20 to 1. If he is a gocd
nne, play will be mule on him from
the start, despite his failure to come
_P to expectations last season.
Dozens of thoroughbreds arrived at
-hurchiil Downs this afternoon and to
night, and if there is a little respec
table weather next week things there
will be very lively. So far the horses
quartered there have done practically ;
nothing th's winter but destroy oats.
Among today's and tonight's arrivals j
ire East in and Eatable, from Lexing- I
ton, with five two-year-olds. Will j
Dverton. with eleven youngsters; Lux- !
'c,v and Kennedy, from Montana, with
wo; Gene Porter, from Erxington, with
;c-ven two-year-olds, ard S. K. Hughes,
ilso from Lexington, with ten young;- j
;(ers. In all there are upwards of 300 I
torses at the Downs, and all in healthy
•cr.ditlon. »
y'OT COMING TO THK CREAM CITY.
Vev»- York RonierN Fix Oatcs for
Their Western Trip.
NEW YORK. Feb. 6.— The Greater New
fork bowlers, who are soon to tcur the W'.st.
icld an important meeting in this city to
iigtit, when the s_crel3ry-m_ita_;er of the club
nncunced the following dates for the trip:
March 1, Toledo; March 2 and 3, Columbus;
darch 4. Cincinnati; March ".. Newport, Kv.;
.larch i«. Fairview, O. ; Marc': 7, Daytcn, O.;
'T-Tch 8. Covington, Ky.: March !) unci 10.
rdianarclis: March 11, 12 and 13, Chicago';
';'reh I_. Detroit.
wps decided to split ro dates, and each
will g^t the full complement of players,
means tl at no games will be played in
ither St. l_r-uis cr Milwaukee en this tria.
•"or the following dstes negotiat'on.i are
ifiuling: March 14. Mencminee. Mich.: March
ti and 17. Toronto; March 18 and V.I. Buffalo;
.■larch 21. Batavia, N. V.: March 22, Rochest
er, N. V. ; March 23, 21 end 2.">, Bcston.
Coney IniMi.d Stakes.
NEW YORK. Feb. 6.— The Ccney Island
lockey c-!;_b announces tbe Rosebods. a sske
cr two-y**»r-oid fillies at :our and a half fur
long., with S7M add d: the C .nrv bla- d
"i-repd Na.ti.rai -t;ep'ech y. wjth $7CiO . dded,
.o be run c\cr the fu.l siepp'Te.h-S- cour.e,
snd the Bay hurdle iace. _t two mihs. o>er
Ulit hurdles, on the turf. al:_ with $7:«
iddcd. T':'.os>? events will b? <"e-''d>d at t v c
June meeting, and entries will close ou
VI arch 15.
McPartianil and I,ei.»«!:. >li.t«.'lietl.
TORONTO. Ont.. Feb-, fi.— Herman. Kd
McPart'-Td's manager, j'ated tonight that
i match bed been arranged between MePart
ai.d end Lemon. tV'e co'.crfd t>ix?r of N a~
tia Falls, ti take rlax*? r.t the Olympic < lub,
Buffalo, Feb. 21. J'e:nrni says, ho is betting
: 2,CCO to $I,fCO en his mam -,o
Swiss Skatl-KS _tAce«.
DAVOS PLATZ. SwitzeriiujS. Feb. fi.— ln
he world's stio.l skat ng ; ( on (s s h^id heie.
"eyler, of Munich, won the ilwj^inftro race :n
7 1-5 seconds. O.rtlund. cf Tr-ndhJ.m, Nor
way, wen the 6,000 metre rare in 8 minutes
.2 1-5 -eooods. The ic. was in good co:>3i
ion.
;*:-.:<! .md I.clir 'lay Unco.
BUFFALO,' N. V.. Feb. fi.— Secretary
teeves, of tho National cycJedrome, New
fork, today met Edrti» Bald in thi_ city, ard
iroposc-d a match race between Bald and the
Herman cbameicn. I.ehr. mile heats, beat two
n three. Bald was favorable and offered to
QI'ITE A DH'FERKXCE.
Fhorty — How far is it to the postofflceT
"About twenty minutes' walk."
"For you or for me?"
make a sldo bot ot 1800. Reeves left for Bt.
Louis tonight to secure Lehr's signature to
tha agreement
It it propOMd to pull off the race at the
cotO-Slned meet of the Quill club and Kings
County "Wheelmen, at Ambrose park, Brook
lyn, in May, or at the opening meet of tbe
National cycled, omo.
BUN MADE THE ICE SOFT.
Three-Mile Race at Come "Was Inev
itably Postponed.
The three-mile skating raco for amateurs,
6cJ-»dule<_ for Como yesterday afternoon, was
postponed, owing to the Ice being in poor
condition. A one-mile race was pulled off,
which was won by O. Sudhelmer, of St. Paul.
There, wero six starters— O. Sudhelmer. H.
Perkins, D. Tucker, L. Johnstone, and
E. Sudhelmer, of St. Paul; E. Lee. of Minne
apolis, and L. Bailey, of Stillwater.
G. Sudhelmer took the lead at the start
and kept It for four lapa. On the turn in
the stretch for the last lap Perkins gained
the lead, but was beaten out by three feet by
L. Johnstone. F. Perkins acted as starter,
and Birney Bird as timer. The time an
nounced was 3:21.
Two polo games were played. The Twin
City club defeated the Mlnnehahas by a score
of 1 to 0, and was In turn defeated by the
Summits by a score cf 3 to 1.
Boxing In Xew York.
NEW YORK. Feb. 6.— President York, of
the police Mard, said yesterday that the
board had decided to take up the matter of
boxing club licenses immediately, and by
Monday the blanks with questions thereon as
to the club's Horton law status would be
sent to the managers of the different clubs.
The managers of the clubs are to answer
the questions and return the blanks to the
police department. Permits will only be ls-
Eued to managers who have had practical
experience In the prize-fighting business.
"Western Asaoirlatlon Meeting
ST. JOSEPH. Mo.. Feb. 6.— President T. J.
Hickey. of the Western association, yester
day issued a call for a meeting at the Dun
can. hou_e, Burlington, 10., Feb. 8, at 10 a.
m.
The vacancy made by the withdrawal ot
Quincy will then be filled. Sioux City. Rock
Island and Octumwa are applicants. An as
sessment of $EO reservation is Imperative.
Representatives must be prepared to put up
W*< cash guarantee for fulfillment of contract.
Non-Dealer Scores Game.
To The St- Paul Globe.
If four or two play a game of seven up
and both sides ar_ tie for game, who wins?
—J. T.
I>I._MOND DIST.
Here Is Anson's batting record for twenty
two ve_xs :
Aver-| Aver-
Year. Rank. ageiYear. Rank. age.
1876— Fifth 342 1887— Second 421
1877— Fourth 335 IS-8— First 343
1878— Fifth 336 1-83— Third 341
1879— First 40718-o— SeveDth 311
1881— First 3991831— Elevi th ....234
1882— Second 34.V.852— Forty-. econd . 274
188?.— Second 413 ' :5— Thirty-eighth. 323
1884— Fourth _3.'.i-.:4— Sixth 394
1885— Sixth MOjlS-S— Twent y-s'.v'th 338
1886— Second 371 1SW— Twentieth ... 335
1897— Sixty-eighth . 303
If the Browns are purchased by Dickson
and Talbctt the surplus Cincinnati players,
including Uichey. Dammann and Miller.
will be sold to St. Louis. If tbat drel does
not go through, Cincinnati will probably
trade Rlerey and Miller to L.u»_rrille for
Hill. Indianarolis can net hope for much
ether way it (rues, but would probably faro
better if Richer and Miller were s»-Dt to
Louisville, as that would still leave C:n
clnnati with six outfielders, including Burke.
and Manager Allen might get one cr two of
them.
Justus Thornor, the Cincinnati brewer ard
ba?e ball fan. who sank thousand* of dol
lars in the fight against the NaMonal leagre
during the Union association struggle, wind
Chris Vr.n der Ahe, asking Ms cash price for
the St. Louis club and franchise.
"Fete" Wood, formerly a well-known
pitcher, who played on the Hamilton and To
ronto teams in the international days, and
was at one time a member of th" Phila
delphia club, has been appointed cro'ranster
of the Methodist Episcopal church at Ana
conda, Mont., in which t.wu he is a full
fledged M. D.
"It makes me feel a bit lonesome," says
Charley Ganzel, "to look back and reflect that
I am the only member now playing In Bos
ton of the team of 18S9, and that la*, sea
son I was the only one of the Champion
Detroit fc.m of 1888 who was playing ball
in the National leegue. Wo had as catch
ers in that team Charlie Bennett and my
self; ss pitchers. Getzein. Baldwin and Beat
in: Broutherp, Rtohardean and White were
on the bases: Jack Rowe was shortstop, md
Twitcbpll. Hanlon and Thomn.on were in
the fipld. Brouthers is the only other player
of that famous t->»m now playing, and he
showed by his s;ick work laat season that
he is still very much in the ginio. I havp
played in three league clubs since I have
played ball. I went to Philadelphia from
St. Paul in 1885, and June 12. 18.6 1 went to
Detroit, where I remained for almost three
seasons. Having for Boston in company with
Bennett, Brouthers and Richardson.
"Yes, I think the game is much faster
then in the days of the heavy-hitting De
troit-. It is faster in batting, in running
and in fielding.
"In 18S7 we <Sid not know in Detroit what
a sacrifice hit meant It was a c-s? of smash
bang, lire away at the first thing that came
along. The sacrifice hit without a doubt
cidd'-d much to the beauty of the game.
"I think the pitching rulp is about right
as it. is. 1 think it would be a big mistake
to ?ive the pitcher more leeway. I don't
think there is too much batting. Tn Detroit
the batsmen hit the bill at fifty feet about
ps hard as the hardest hit'ing teams do
from the sixty-foot linp now, but they were
?n exceptionally hard-hitting team. The dis
tance now is not too much for the pitcher
who has command. The only time the pitcher
was liindicapp.d wa. when he had to keep
his foe! still when delivering the ball. That
was a very severe handicap."
The Kansas City Timer, says Jack Glass
cock will captain the Saints again this year.
The Columbus b_.ll park may be located
two miles nearer the heart of the city than
It was last year.
It is rumored that Jim Corbett will play first
base and manage the Rochester team, of the
Eastern league.
Tebeau says that he would not trade Mc-
Kean for any player on the Louisville team,
not even Fred Clark?.
The Pittsburg Press says that Phil Knell
was tho noisest coacher in the business.
\M AN X ADS.
Leave your Want Ada at any one of the following
BRANCH OFFICES.
Bro d . f L d _^. D 8C * tUr £ **• MareliUß Arlington Hills.
Broadwsy, 442 M. D. Merrill Lower Town
Concord and State Concord Prescription Store West <="c '
•K-LTTrryvr 11 ; A - T - 0u * rn *«J r st. Ambon.- nm
__f___^__* Uad * R * Marel,U * Arlington ___
iast Third, 979 S oyer Westby D . Ttn v, n off
Palrflsld and South Robert The Eclipse Z~ We_. =i_!
Fairfield and Wabasha George Marti .".'.".'" West Sl'e"
Grand and St. Albans Emll Bull «t Arthcnv Hill
Grotto and Rondo Straight Bros 5t An.ho°r 11.'
Iglehart and Rice Ray Campbell . '''u P 4r Town
Isabel and South Wabasha A- T. Hall " West S_i_
James and West Seventh J. J. Mullen.
Payne. 864.. A. ft G. A. Schumacher \rllneton Hilla -
Prior and St. Anthony A. L. Woolsey Merrlfm Park
Prior and University c. A . Moncho -- XS^JJ*
£ cc - **_ E. M. McCrudden Upoer Town
Rice and Iglehart Ray Campbell . Upper Town
«££ _i T " elfth -T- E * !£- Upper T o °; n n ;
Kondo, 2So A. A. Campbell St Ar.thnnv nil'
Rondo and Grotto Straight Bros ij°I o °' " "f
St. Albans and Grand ___%_\_^ZZ:_Z'Z St An'hony _ 1
St. Anthony and Prior A. L. Woolsey . ...V'l ler-am Pa-k
St Peter and Tenth C. T Heller t„ "
Sea>y and Victoria SrJieS'. Z^ZZZZ St' Stbo-Vlf.r
Selby and Western w. A. Frost ft <£. IZ . ""^fitt •
Seven Corners. Moore 810ck.. .5. H. Reeves Ur ncr Town
Seventh and Sibley William K. Collier.. "i""^*. Town
55.--1 SeVe , nth WUliam X " Colller '.'.Lower Town
South Robert and Fairfield The Eclipse Vve7 t Sll
South Wabasha and Isabel A. T. Hall W__ \_\_
Srpar^"^--? 8 l_l ■
Twelfth and Robert ...w E Lowe t-" 61 " I 0 ™'
University and Prior C . A.' MonciJwJJJJJJ-^Z J™"'
Victoria and Selby Bracken's st L. '„«,
Wabasha and Fairfield George Marti w ', qm *
Western and Selby W. A. Frost ft Co st Anth« »••<
West Seventh and James J. J. Mullen St Anthony HIU.
Weat Seventh, 435 A. ft G. A. Schumacher.
Minneapolis-^ South Fourth street (between Nicollet snd First ay. south.
ONE CENT PER WORD for each insertion-same rate charged at
the Globe office. Fourth and Minnesota.
No advertisement less than 20 cents*
Two cents per word for Personal. Clairvoyants. Palmists. Massa.ce
and Medical Ads. each insertion. ga
lill __— — — __________ II lill ______ ■ ■ -
HELP WAX TED MAZES'
HELP WAX TED _tf ALES.
A SALESMAN FOR CALIFORNIA WINES-*
$100 per month and expenses; charce for ad«
vance; commission If preferred; tncloee _e.fi
addressed envelope. W. A. Vandercook CoJ
New York. "
AGENTS WANTED— To tell the new "AuJ
tcmatlc Thumb Shirt." Increases speed, re
duces work; attachable instantaneously
without tools or screws Adapted to the
Remington or Decsmore machines. Every
operator should have one. Will sell at sight.
Price. |L Agenta wanted. Samples, 60
cents. Automatic Thumb Shift Co., No. 710
Alvarado st, Los Angeles, Cal.
AGENTS WANTED to sell our Automatic
Bookkeeper. A new. simple, practical, ingen
ious device whereby a person without previ
ous experience can correctly keep a set ot
books. Sella at sight Sample copy, 69
cents. Automatic Bookkeeper Co., No. SCd
Wilcox Building, Los Angeles. C&l.
AGENTS, we have the newest, most rapid
money-miking specialty known, sella to
trade only. Union Specialty Co., 12 Broad
way. Ncr/ York.
ACTIVE SALESMAN to sell to dealers; jj|
to $175 monthly and expenses. Experience
unneeeaaary. Acme Cigar Company,
Chicago.
BARBER wanted. Sixth and Wabasha.
Clarendon hotel.
BRASS MOLDER— Wanted, a brass mrlder;
need not apply unless good. X 33, Globe,
Minneapolis.
CUSTOM CUTTERS snd tailors wanted: at
the heed of the profession. Welander's
Cutting school teaches the modern m.-thod
of the day, for ladlea and men; prices
reasonable. Write for catalogue. Pioneer
_Pross Building, St. Paul.
GOVERNMENT POSITIONS. R.OOO appoint
ments last year. Prospects be ' v cr for 1698.
Examinations for Internal revenue, custom
hcuse, railway mall and all other positions
will soon be held In every state. Particulars
as to salaries, dates, etc.. free cf National
Correspondence Institute, Washington, D. C.
HONEST, steady man. with a fair educa
tion, can have half Interest In a well estab
lished business for $100 cash. Z 16, Globe.
HUSTLERS— New is your time; no more
broken collars; exclusive territory; big com
missions. The Lerew Hor_e Collar Protec
tor Co., Lexington, Ky.
TAILORS— Wanted, a first-class bushelman.
pants and vest makers. Call at . XVv t
Fourth st.
SITUA TIONS WANTED MALES.
EARTENDER-Ycung man, speaks English
and German, wants a steady position; coun
try place preferred; plays also several In
struments; gives reference. Address X 73.
Globe.
EMPLOYMENT-A good delivery^ man wants
work; well acquainted with the cl>y; can
furnish first-class references: reada and
writes English, German. Address H 51.
CiKOC. "
SITUA TIO SS WAS TED FEMALES.
BOOKKEEPER— Experienced bookkeeper and
copyist, also clerk In novelty department.
Mrs. Click. Marlowe. Flat 10.
FOR SALE.
CREAMERY FOR SALE— Complete separator
creamery machinery for sale cheap; corre
spondence solicited. XV. H. Atlyn, Secre
tary, Madison Lake, Minn.
DOG FOR SALE -Large St. Bernard dog. Just
right for Klondlkers. Address Pat Shee
nan, corner Pleasant and Chatsworth.
DOG FOR SALE— A water spaniel, cheap. Si
Eleventh st.
FOR SALE— Fancy wagon top, suitable for
wholesale cigars, candy or bread. Call 732
East Twenty-fourth at., Minneapolis.
FURNITURE and cooking utensils, nearly
new; Inquire Monday or Tuesday. Room 11
or 2. Forepaugh Blk. . j
ON THE BANKS OF THE WABASH— AnTTS
ether popular songs, with mu3lc, pos.pald,
for 10 cents. Omo News Co.. 218 Ohio St.,
Chicago. Ills.
ORGANS— Estey and others at $18 to $35. Call I
on 8. W. Raudenbush & Co.. No. 14 West I
Sixth st.
SEWING MACHINES— For sale, ono high
arm Osdale eewlng machine, price $10; two
six-drawer Domestics, all attachments, pries
$6 each. 858 Broadway, up stairs.
FOR SALE— Second-hand lumber and brick.
Corner Rosabel and Third.
KLONDlKE— Gentleman holding ftrst-c'ass
steamer ticket for Alaska will se:i samo
cheap; can't go; met with an accident. V
33. Globe.
CLAIR TO YAXTS.
THE GREAT ASTROLOGIST and healing me
dium Is at 67 West Tenth st.
BOARD WAXTED.
BOARD— Wanted, board and room, by young
gentleman; must be within walking dis
tance of postofllce. Address A 50 Glob"
stating -ocatlcn and price.
BOARD— Wanted, board and alcove room by
man and wife; state price. Address T 31
Gl.-e. '
WAXTED TO BUY.
DON'T SELL YOUR household goods bi
cycles, pianos, organs, typewriters, offlco
furniture, etc., before getting an estimate
from the Town Market Furniture Co. 25
and 27 South Fifth st. ; _Minneap..ll-,
HORSE — A saddle horse, or exchange driving
horse. 14 West Sixth st.
WANTED— Safe, medium size, for commercial
use at 13-15 East Third st.
LOST AND FOUND.
DOG FOUND-Female black spaniel pup; no
namo on oollar; call and pay this ad 313
_Summit place.
KEYS LOST— A bunch of keys, with - the
name E. J. Johnson. Finder please return
to 480 Cedar st. and receive reward.
POCKETBOOK I^T-LostT~greeiT~iwk_t
book at Metropolitan opera house, Thurs
day night. Receive reward by returning
to 85 East Eleventh st.. Flit 3.
TICKETS LOST— Twenty-five ticket! Tt
Chime Rebecka ledge, on Saturday morning
-Please return to 530 Canada at. for rewind.
ROOM AMD BOARD. I
BOARD— For rent, faro largo, furnished frontf
rootna. wr_h board; all convenlsncea. 121
Wet Fourth st.
BOARD— A sunny front room; also a quletf
back room, with beard; five minutes' walk
from business center. 630 St. Pe^er.
FIFTH ST.. 119 W_-BT-Tbr_o unfurnished
rooms, with sink and water.
PLEASANT AY.. ITC-Nlcely furnished fron*
room, with alcove; furnace beat. gas. bath i
etc.; on car line.
ROOMS— For rent, four cosily furnished!
rooms for housekeeping; res-enable- cl
ear line; Hamline. F. D. Heffron ltyjl
Minnehaha.
ST. PETER ETT.. 60-Fk-t 2-Fcr Veot, two
nicely furc-ahed rooms la modern steain^
heated fiat.
"THB MINER'-Pleasant. flrat floor room]
with board; location excellent for bushieej
people. 162 College, earner Sixth.
WABASHA ST.. <-.l-For~ren.. two nicely fur
nlsbed front rooms; stove beet and gas:
also one back rocm.
MTL ATS FOR REST.
FLAT— For rmt, steam-heated flat, fiva
rooms. Api>ly Fist _, The Holland 157V6
West Filth st. __J
WANTED Tt* RE XT.
ROOMS— Wanted. ln_n__diato occupation,
three Mcely fu.cis_ed rcc__s; eer.t.al loca
tion; good neigfcborhoad ; state r.rlce. Z 17
Globe. '
ROOM wanted by a young man; must ba
■within a few blocks of pc-toffice; would
furnish room. wi;h exception of carpet and
bedding. T 80. Oiob«.
WANTED— Furnished flat from April 16 or!
May 1 to Sept. 1. by young couple without
servant; references furnished. Addres* If
4. Olobe.
WANTED— A small bouse with barn and one
or two acres of land. In suburb* of cltyt
rent must be reasonable. Z 35, Globe."
AUCTION S tt.ES.
THERE WILL BE SOLD AT PUBLIC Auc
tion on Monday. Fib. 14, 1808. at 10 a. m.,
in the Globe hotel, 260 Bast Sixth at., St
Paul, Minn., the following property re
nialninK unclaimed three months or longer:
Three valises, checked 21. 7. 39; Aye coats,
checked 16, 20. 38. 48, _S; one trunk, marked
A. H. W. ; one sack, check 1; one bundle,
'■heck 52.
HORSES AXD CARRIAGES.
WE ARE ALWAYS ready to buy and pay
cash for horses, mules, wagons, buggies,
harness and all kinds of personal property,
in large and small quantities, at Barrett
& Zimmerman's Stables, Midway Minne
sob. Transfer. St. Paul, Minn.
HORSES! HORSK!— 3OO head of ho-seaT
farm mares and drafters, at Barrett &
Zinunerman's stables, Midway, Minnesota
Transfer, St. Paul. Minn.; private sales
daily; part time given if desirtd; take int.r
urhan car from either city.
SCHOOLS AXD COLLEGES.
ST. AGATHA'S CONSERVATORY
Of Music nnd Art,
26 East Exchange St.. St. Paul.
Piano, violin, guitar, mandolin and vocal
music taught. Le-gons given In drawing snd
painting. Call or send for urospectus.
TO EXCHANGE.
TO EXCHANGE — New goods exchanged for
secor.d-hand. Cardozo Furniture _:-d Ex
change Company. 232 East Seventh st.
MEDICAL.
ANNA mack, from Chicago; baths of all
kinds; select massage. 188 Baal Si venth st.
B. BL'RTl— Masseuse, electric and VSpor
_baths. 414 Phoenix building.
SCIENTIFIC MASSAGE and baths. 27 East
Seventh St.. ?uite 200.
B USINESS rl. 1 _r< 7 ES,
1 FOR SALE— A finely fl'ted up saloon, doing
a good business. In a town sixty miles
from here; owner going to Klondike. For
particulars apply to A. Hlrs.hmaa Co..
..0-4 Jackson St.. St. Paul. Minn.
FINANCIAL.
WE HAVE home money (o lean at lowest
rates, without charge for commission or
exchange. Require no gold clause, and givo
the "on or before" privilege. The S;ate
Savings Hank. Germania Life l'.d£.
RELIEF SOCIETY
Employment H«\v;lstcr.
Office, 141 East Ninth st. Telephone. 183.
WE HAVE tho following worthy persons
needing employment:
BOY— A gcod. smnrt boy of 15, wants work
of any kind; can do driving, etc.
STENOGRAPHER AND TYPEWRITER— A
i young woman, the support of un Invalid
mother, Is anxious to secure a position.
PENMAN— An expert penman to address en
velopes or Invitations.
WASHERWOMEN, ETC.-We can furnish
reliable women to do washing, houseclean
lng. or caring for the sick.
WOODSAWTERS and men to remove ashes,
etc.. and do odd jobs.
Assignee's Xotlee in Voluntary A.h
slgrnment.
STATE OF MINNESOTA, COUNTT OP
smarns— ss. In District Cour', Seventh Ju
dicial District.
In the matter of the assignment of Andrew
J. Smith, insolvent
NotiCi is lur by givi n that Antrew J. Smth.
cf Sank Centre. Minnesota, has by :
assignment, bearing date January _4!h, 1838,
and duly filed with the Clerk of said Court
on the 2jth day of January, 1898, mad': a
general assignment to the undersigned of all
of his property not exr-mpt by law from levy
and .ale on execution for the beneflt of all
of his creditors without preference.
All claims must be verified and presented
to tbe undersigned for allowance.
Dated at Sauk Centre, Minn., this 30th day
of Jr.nuary. A. I). I*2B.
LUCAS XX' LS,
*** *"■ Assignee.
Cflhcun & Bennett.
St. Cloud. Minn..
Attorneys for Assignee.
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