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£» Edward H. Green. Husband of the Famous Hetty Green, Took a -^
Fortune Out of the Philippines Many Years Ago. V
NEW YORK, Feb. 23.— Forty years
ago there came out of tbe little vil
lage of Bellows Falls, Vt., a young man
who was destined to become famous
In several ways. Like the prince in the
fairy tale who died famous without
ever knowing it. Edward 11. Green has
mod a reputation along lines of which
neither he nor ih>> world knew any
thing. Paradoxical as this may seem
it is a tact that Edward 11. (Ireen
might make a name for hlmseK upon
any one of the many things which have
com- to him by fate, vv which he won
by fortune. He is tbe husband of Het
ty (*ict!,, who is the lie-best woman in
the world. He is extremely good
friends with a wife with whom he does
not live because she is so wealthy. He
was the first American to make a for
tune in the Philippine Islands. He In
troduced into the United States certain
varieties ot' Manila hemp rope and
paper, which have become very val
nable in the commercial world. Though
the husband of the richest woman In
the world, he lives en a few hundreds
a year.
As the husband of Hetty Green. Ed
ward H. Green has achieved more no
toriety tha:- will come to the husband
oi Wilhelmina ..t Holland. By notoriety
Is nu-ant a certain amount of fame both
enviable and unenviable; for at times
Mr. Green has found the fait of his
relationship so unpleasant that he has
bribed she attendants of the hotel at
Which he lived to keep out Interviewers
- and turn visitors away.
As the maker of a million in a strange
land, the name of Edward H. Green
was so well known twenty years a-<o
en Wall street that millionaires and
bankers were proud to receive a letter
in one of his business envelopes; and
tbe greatest of them was willing to
take oft his hat to the tall, well-built,
self-made man of millions. But riches
fled, and as they vanished Edward li.
Green lost his family with them.
All New Englanders aro wealthy.
Born upon a hard soil into which they
must dig deep for the slender rewards
that come forth, they learn to pinch
and t< save. Soon they have a comfor
table thousand where the young man
who is born upon more generous soil
has not a dollar.
Edward H. Green was one of these.
EndoW^d with some money and adding
to it by his own efforts, he sailed in
his y< img manhood for what was then
a remote corner of the carth — the
Philippines. Today the Philippines are
still at the antipodes, but they are not
nearly so far away. Y*ou can go to
Manila now in a month. Then it took
Edward Green three times as long, for
he went In a sailing vessel and the
journej was fraught with danger.
He went to make a fortune at Manila
for he knew- in a business way of the
great chance there was to deal in hemp
and rope, in Manila flax and paper,
and all the products of that wonderful
plant, the Musa textilis.the plant which
is so closely allied to the banana,
which grows in a wild state in the
Philippines. They had never succeed
ed In getting the pure Manila rope from
any other place, and young Green un
derstood this and wanted to take com
mercial advantage of It. He also dealt
in other commodities of the Philippines.
It did not take him long to make his
million. A man can make a million
quickly in this world: at the time It
seems slow to him, but wh?n he looks
lack upon It, at the age of sixty years,
he feels that he made it very fast.
Young Green, a little older and a lit
tle grayer, came back to Vermont
with his idle. His exact age at this
time it is Impossible to tell for family
reasons which will soon be evident.
Soon alter his return he discovered
that he was in love with pretty, sen
sible Hetty Robinson, the daughter of
1 Bellows Falls millionaire, and like
any man in love he wanted to get mar
ried. But here the trouble came. Her
folks were violently oppos?d to the
match. Miss Robinson was the only
daughter; gay, generous and the type
of th.- good New England woman. Ed
ward Green was twice her age, a man
of the world, worn out with forttme
seeking, and read;* to settle down in
life. The Robinsons felt that it would
be an uneven match and they could
not bear to sacrifice their daughter.
Yes, Edward Green was too old and too
settled to make a young girl happy.
But true love, after suffering as only
true love can. and surviving as true
love always does, carried the day and
saw the white feather of surrender
raised over the Robinson homestead.
Hetty Robinson and Edward Green
were married, and. after a honeymoon,
went to London to live. They had too
many interests to remain long in New
England, or even on one continent.
Two children were born, Edward H.
Robinson Green, and Sylvia, and the
Green family was a happy one.
But the fever of speculation spread
over the country and the germs attack
ed Edward Green, the father of the
family. Twenty years ago he went Into
Wall street, and Wall street did for him
what it has done for many another
man, it sent him forth penniless. Lur
ed on by the fortune which seemed
ever within his grasp, he spent money
freely and became known for his gen
erosity to public charities and to the
Btreet poor. Commodore A r ariderbilt
once called him "Spendthrift Green,"
x and the name clung to him. It happen
ed in this wise:
A visitor said to the commodore:
"Green was in to see me today."
"What Green?" asked the commo
dore. "Do you mean spendthirft
Green?" and the visitor replied that
he did.
When Edward Green lost his money,
the Green family might have been
straitened In circumstances had it
not been for the wife. Mrs. Green, who
had some money left her from her
father which she had wisely invested,
suddenly discovered that the money
had been turning itself over to very
good profit. She also found that by as
sisting it in its revolutions she could
add a great deal to the bulk; and so
she and the money together could keep
rolling the sum into a vast fortune.
She turned her attention to Wall
street. But, instead of speculating, she
studied up good investments, and was
anxious to loan a little here and there.
Tho agents of millionaires would quiet
ly notify her when their patrons were
out of money, and she would just as
quietly loan them $50,000 or so with a
good rate of interest.
She did nothing illegitimately, taxed
nobody unduly, and though she drove
hard bargains, she kept her agreements
and did all she promised to do and a
little more.
Meanwhile Edward Green, overcome
by the lack of his fortune, desired quiet.
He needed constant care and the rest
of a home. This his wife with her
many interests found it impossible to
give him, and when he suggested that
he would be very comfortable at a
hotel in Xew York where he had once
lived, she readily agreed, and with her
own hands fitted up very nice apart
ments for him. His rooms were near
the Union club, of which he was a
member, and from that day to this he
SI 00 REWARD, $100.
The readers of this paper will be pleased
to learn that there is at least one dreaded
disease that science has been able to cure in
all its stages, and that is Catarrh. Hall's
Catarrh Cure is the only positive cure now
known to the medical fraternity. Catarrh
being a constitutional disease, requires a con
stitutional treatment. Hall 'B Catarrh Cure
Is taken Internally, acting directly upon the
blood and mucou-j. surfaces of the system,
thereby destroying the foundation of the dis
ease, and giving the patient strength by
building up the constitution and assisting
nature In doing its work. The proprietors
have so much faith in its curative powers
that they offer One Hundred Dollars for any
tase that It fails to cure. Send for list of
Address, F. J. CHBNEY A CO., Toledo, 0.
Sold by Druggists, 76c.
Hall's Family Pills are the best
has lived in his own apartments and
daily visited the club when he was
Ten years ago Hetty Green is said to
have remarked to a relative: "Mr.
(?reen is too old to live in the hurly
burly of business life and so we have
fixed him up at the club. At seventy
a man cannot bear as much as he could
at forty."
So Edward Green at seventy gave
the reins Of Ids fortune Into the hands
of his energetic wife and settled down
quietly to become "Hetty Green's hus
Nor was Mrs. Green less capable In
disposing of the rest of her family. Her
son, Edward, having grown to man
hood, was sent to different parts of the
country, to New England, to the Paci
fic coast, to Europe and to Mexico on
business missions. The daughter Sylvia
was put into the hands of an elder? so
ciety woman of New York, who intro
duced her to old Knickerbocker society
at a tea and then allowed her to spend
her time in tlie quiet way which pleas
ed her.
A Wall street man said tbat Hetty
Green told him r.t the time of her sepa
ration from her family that she did not
like Mr. Green because he spent mom y
too fast. But if is very doubtful if
she ever said such a thing. It was not
a case of incompatability, but only one
of business. For the richest woman in
the world found herself with -so many
irons in the fire that she positively
could not darn socks nor attend to the
needs of a husband. That was the
whole secret of it.
As for herself. Mrs. Green lives quiet
ly at one of several places. Part of the
time she lives in a hotel in Brooklyn,
very near the bridge, which she is ru
mored to own. Here she occupies a
single room and eats at the public
table. She never takes dessert, and re
fuses all but the most substantial food.
When she is in New York she occu
pies a very comfortable room in the
middle of the town, and generally has
the society of her daughter, who is
very fond of her mother. Mrs. Green
and Sylvia have been photographed to
gether very often, and the daughter
in speaking of her mother is enthusias
tic in her praise of her disposition and
business qualities.
When Hetty Green was a young girl
she was a great belle, and, as she says
in w, i'he "wore silk stockings and went
to balls." She was the intimate friend
of Miss Catherine Wolfe, who enriched
is*ew York with a marvelous art collec
tion. Forty years ago these two young
women. Miss Robinson and Miss Wolfe,
were the great catches of society — the
great chance for titled noblemen — for
they each represented millions, just as
Miss Fair and Miss Goelet do today.
Edward H. Green is ill now! Report
has it that he is very feeble and his
wife has been spending all her days
with him to the great exclusion of her
business interests. The same rumor
whispers that he is eighty-two years
old, and that he can not possibly live
Public tongue is always mischievous
about this interesting couple, and a
year ago when Mr. Green had an at
tack of influenza and required a train
ed nurse the public told a queer story
of Mrs. Green's jealousy— of how she
discharged the nurse and went out and
hired one of her own selection,, an ugly
faced girl, to whom Mr. Green would
not make love.
It is considered very smart today to
go to the Philippines. The first man
who comes back from the Philippine
colony with the newly earned millions
In his pocket will be famous, but forty
years ago Edward Green did that same
thing, and nothing was thought of it.
Besides earning $1,000,000 in the
Philippines he made $40,000,000 by mar
rying the right kind of a girl, and that
is a pretty good record for one man.
D-aufrfitera of American Revolution
Seek to Protect Stars ami Stripe*-.
WASHINGTON, Feb. 25.— At today's
session of the Daughters of the Ameri
can Revolution the report of the com
n-ittee on the description of the flag
waS read and discussed. The report
asks for a law to prevent the use of
the national flag for advertisements to
prevent placing upon it or attaching to
it devices and inscriptions, and to pun
ish those who treat it with indignity or
wantonly injure or destroy It. The re
port was enthusiastically received and
the committee continued for another
Mrs. Van Rensaeler Strong, of New
York, addressed the congress. She
said she had secured an option on the
eld Van Rennsaeler mansion house at
Greenbush. opposite Albany, N V
built in 1642, where "Yankee Doodle' :
was written. The purchase price was
$6,500, of which she, with the assistance
of friends, had paid one-third. This
she desired to present to the national
body of the Daughters of the American
Revolution, on condition that the cave
of the mansion and grounds be entrust
ed to the New York chapter. She ask
ed that the daughters interest them
selves in the work of securing con
tribuatlong to discharge the remaining
The proposition was accepted, and a
vote of thanks given to Mrs. Strong.
Mode the OecoHion off Cementing
German- American Friendship.
BERLIN. Feb. 25.— The celebration of the
anniversary of the birth of Carl Schurz to
night was well attended. Among those pres
ent were Mr. Andrew D. White, the American
ambassador, and Mrs. White, Prince Schon
aeh-Carolath, many members of the reich
stag ond of the Prussian diet; Prof. Theodore
Momrosen, the well-known German Jurist
j Herr Louis Bamberger, the eminent states?
man. and Herr Jules Rodenberg, the litera
ti; er.
A cablegram from the committee having
in charge the celebration in Xew York of
the anniversary of Mr. Schurz's birth was
read, and an oration .on "Schurz as the Med
itator Between the Two Nations" was deliv
ered by Theodore Berth, who seized upon the
occasion to advocate a fuller understanding
between the United States and Qermanv.
Birthday congratulations were cabled to Mr?
The celebration was followed by a ban
quet, at which numerous toasts were drunk.
All the speeches were In favor of harmonious
relations with the United States.
House Naval Committee Indorses
Hill to Honor Admiral Dewey.
WASHINGTON, Feb. 25.— The naval com
mittee of the house today directed a favora
ble report on the senate bill creating tha
grade of admiral, and intended for Rear
Admiral Dewey. The bill was recently added
as an amendment to the naval appropriation
bill, but as some question was raised as to
this method of procedure the committee de
termined to report the bill as an Independent
The oommitte also acted favorably on the
senate bill granting two months' extra pay
for naval service out*-ide the United States
during the war with Spain.
Denver Painters to Strike.
DENVER, Col., Feb.25.-The painters' union
has decided to strike March 1 for an increase
of wages from $2.50 per day of eight hours,
to $3, which the master painters have refused
to pay. The painters expect, that the other
unions of the building trades council will
come to their assistance with sympathetic
Mr. Alger's Bnrden.
WASHINGTON, Feb. 25.— 1t was announced
at the war department today that the present
condition of the army bill and the work in
the war department, which wili immediately
follow should the bill become a law, makes
It necessary for the secretary of war to recall
hie invitations for the official trip to Cuba
and Porto Rico on the Berlin, which was to
leave New York March 8.
.'ll'iASllil-; SHOWS ITS
Concern Incorporated nl Trenton
ltai-.es Its Stock iNMue Krooi One
Hundred Tlion-.ni.il to Fifty-Nine
Million Dollars — Mysterious Con
cern Which It Ih Suld Will Dom
inate In the Production of Steel.
NEW YORK, Feb. 25.— The National
Steel company. Incorporated in Tren
ton on Feb. 6 with a capital of $100,0(W,
has filed a new certificate increasing
the capital to $59,000,000, of which $27,
--000,000 is in 7 per cent preferred stock
and $"12,(100,000 in common stock. The
incorporators are James E. Dill, of this
city, counsel for the company; Samuel
H. Dundell, of Danbury. Conn., presi
dent of the Danbury National Bank;
and Frederick W. Garvin, of New
The companies absorbed are the Ohio
Steel company, Youngstown, O.; the
Shenango Valley Steel company. New
Castle, Pa.; the Bellaire Steel company,
Bellaire, O.; the Etna-Standard and
Iron Bridge company. Bridgewater, 0.,
and the King. Gilbert & Warner com
panies, of Columbus, O.
The National Steel company is the
mysterious trust said by its promoters
to be forming with a capital of $400,000,
--000 for the purpose of swallowing the
Carnegie, Federal Steel and all the
other iron, steel, wire and kindred con
cerns on the Western hemisphere. The
company is composed of a few small
corporations not included in the last
three combinations of steel and wire
Salt a* Well.
XEW YORK. Feb. 24.— The authoritative
announcement was made today that plans
were being perfected for the consolidation into
one company, to be incorporated in New Jer
sey, under the name of the National Salt com
pany, of several salt manufacturing concerns.
The new company, It was added, wouid take
over the entire business of the present Na
tional Salt company and would have an au
thorized capital of $10,000,000.
SilJt Thread Combine.
NEW LONDON, Coun., Feb. 26.—Announce
ment was irade tonight that the American
Silk Manufacturing company, of New Lon
don, has been capitalized at $12,500,000. The
company has secured a special charter in this
state for the purpose of uniting and consoli
dating the silk thread industry of the United
States. The company already controls about
86 per cent of the silk industry of the coun
Whisky Profits.
CINCINNATI. 0.. Feb. 25.— The Kentucky
Distilling and Warehouse company will. It is
eta ted. formally take charge of tho plants in
Kentucky next week, the underwriters of
the stock having been notified to turn over
the $12,000,000 for the distilleries Monday.
Most of this goes to Louisville, but four con
cerns here owning Kentucky plants will di
vide about $1.0i)0,000 of profits, according to
the statement of a member of one of the
Arms, from the price of the plants and the in
creased price of whisky.
t'he-tvlnK Gum Trust.
NEW YORK. Feb. 25— The frequently
chronicled chewing-gum trust will be formal
ly organized in New York city next Tuesday.
i The following firms are Included in the enter
prise: J. P. Prlmley (California fruit gum)
Chicago: W. G. White (Yucatan) and Beeman
Chemical company, Cleveland; Adams & Sonis
company (Tutli Frutti), Brooklyn, and Kisme
Gum company (Kisme), Louisville. These five
firms aro the leading gum manufacturers.
The new company will have a capital of $15 -
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Chattel "lorlmiKi- Mast Be on File to
Be of Force.
In a decision filed in the civil branch
of the municipal court yesterday,
Judge On- held that a chattel mort
gage is of no effect, as against an inno
cent purchaser, providing the purchas
er was unaware of an existing mort
gage, if the mortgage was not on rec
The decision resulted from a suit
brought against M. L. Finkelstein by
J. L. Hart. Plaintiff alleged that the
defendant had possession of a piano
upon which plaintiff had a mortgoge.
It was alleged that the mortgage had
been given Jan. 2, 1897, whereas it was
not filed until the following August.
In the meantime, it was alleged that
Finkelstein purchased the piano from
the mortgagee. The defendant set up
that he did not know of the mortgage
and had examined the records to as
certain if it existed, without finding
it on record.
Fnnerul of William Kb rinaii atrant.
The funeral of the late William Ehrmann
traut will be held at St. John's church. Fran
cis and Forest streets, this afternoon at 2:30.
The Royal Arcanum and the state militia
will attend.
The members and ex-members of Company
D, First regiment, Minnesota national guard,
are requested to meet at the armory at 1
o'clock p. m. today, previous to attending tlu
funeral of their late comrade, William Tihr
EAST LIVERPOOL. Eng., Feb. 25.—West
ern earthenware manufacturers about aban
doned faith In the pottery trust project.
TROY, Ala.. Feb. 25.— Sam Rivers. George
Hale and Edward Johnson have been sen
tenced to hang, March 31, for the murder of
eld Mrs. Myers and her daug*«*Ter, several
months ago, to secure $2,000 in gold.
SAN FRANCISCO, Feb. 25— The commis
sioners of Golden Gate have accepted an
offer by Claus Spreckes to erect a marble
or granite music stand to cost not less than
SAN FANCISCO. Feb. 25.— Edward E.
Searles. who donated the Hopkins Institute
of Art to the University of California, has
agreed to add another gallery to the splen
did building on Nob hill, in this city.
DETROIT. Mich., Feb. 25.— The new pas
senger steamer Pennsylvania, built by the
Detroit Drydock company, was launched this
afternoon from the Wyandotte yard?. The new
boat is 208 feet long, 55 feet over the guards,
35 feet meam and 12 feet deep. She will carry
passengers between Erie and Buffalo. She
is expected to make 28 miles an hour.
Ohio Society II -i.
NEW YORK. Feb. 25.— Nearly 250 members
and guests of the Ohio society sat down to a
banquet In the grand banquet hall of the
Waldorff-Astoria tonight. President M. J.
Southard presided, and with him at the guest
table sat Maj. Gen. Weslev Merritt Hon.
Whitelaw Reid, Gov. A. 9. Bushnell, of Ohio-
Senator Gray, of Delaware: M. S. Harper,
D. D., president of the University of Chi
cago: Gen. Stewart L. Woodford, Hon. J. E.
Campbell, Gen. W. E. Swayne and others
After President Southards address of wel
come had been delivered there was an ad
dress by Hon. Whitelaw Reid.
Schley Ia Willinß to Wait.
WASHINGTON, Fe"b. 25.— The understand
ing among Admiral Schlev's friends now is
-that they will not further press the fight
over the question of Admiral Sampson's ad
vancement over Admiral Sohley. They will,
therefore, agree to let the nominations be
oonflrmed without much if any miare debate
depending upon future legislation to place
Admiral Sohley before the country in the
position which they think he should occupy.
The purpose to ask that provision be made
for the appointment of two vice admirals
with the understanding that Messrs. Schley
and Sampson shall be nominated to the two
places thus created. •
Plea of Charles T. Miller. Assignee
of Robert A. Smith.
Charles T. Miller, as assignee of Robert A.
Smith, Insolvent, yesterday filed a statement
of the financial condition of the estate Feb.
1. The receipts from March 23, 1897, to Feb
1, 1899, were $17,626.32, and the disbursements
$10,423.91, leaving a cash balance on hand of
On Feb. 1 the estate consisted oi $7,202.41 in
cash on hand, and the only assets of value
In the opinion of the assignee, were unin
cumbered real estate, $14,150, stacks and bonds
not ' pledged, $8,100, and mortgages undergo
ing foreclosure, $1,550, making a total of $31,.
Claims have been filed against the estate
•aggregating $17:>,71!».23, and of these $3,088.96
was allowed In full, $60,967.70 was subject to
reduction, and $111. 662.64 disallowed in full.
In view of tho present comparatively small
amount of assets the assignee suggests In his
report that the amount of his bond be re
It Im It real led by a Suit Now Hc«nii
In the District Court.
Charles A. Appleton yesterday commenced
an action in the district court against Robert
H. Merriam, William R. Merriam, Helen M.
Merriam and Charles 11. Merriam, as trustees
under the will ofjohu L. Merriam. deceased,
anfl William W. Davis, as assignee of Robert
11. Mrrriaiii, to recover judgment debts ag
pegating $26,197:95 obtained in New York and
held by the plaintiff against Robert'!!. Mer
riam. Tho plaintiff asks that the trustees be
compelled to make the apportionment of tha
estate in order that he can collect from R. H.
Merriam's share. '??
Mrs. McCormlclc'a Statement.
Mrs. Johanna McCormick writes: About a
week ago I had a misunderstanding with a
young woman reritin.-; a room from me," and
she had me arrested, charged with (to quote
from the. oomplaint filed, and Which was the
only charge that the'complaining witness at
tempted to substantiate) suffering to be com
mitted in my house. 439 East Eighth street,
a systematic pounding on her door for sev
eral hours. I ras acquitted of this charge,
and entirely exonerated; but on the prelimi
nary heaiing your paper had It that I was
charged with running a disorderly house. If
you will kindly give this room in your
columns it will correct a misconception that
would naturally arise in the minds of a
large circle of acquaintances who have read
the first report, and have attached thereto
the commonly accepted meaning of disorderly
Cannot Be Sued.
It was held in the municipal court yesterday
that the state game and fish commission can
not be sued; that it enjoys the same freedom
from legal process as the state, inasmuch as
it is held to be a part of the state govern,
ment. Judge Orr filed the decision in the
case of George J. Abresch, who claimed mon
ey was due him as salary for services as
deputy game warden.
Nortvejrian Glee C'lnb.
The Norwegian Glee club held their tenth
annual masquerade ball at Assembly hall
last night. The affair was largely attended,
and many pretty costumes were worn by
those present. The committee in charge
were: Arrangeer.ts, Knuth Lee, C. C. Strem,
S. Dahl, C. Berg and H. Gilbertson; floor, Ed
Nichols, C. C. Strem and Oscar Lee.
Minneapolis Boys Released.
William Reed arid Asa Biggs, the Minne
apolis boys arrested here several days ago,
in possession of several pairs of shoes, which
Reed admitted had been stolen here, were
discharged in the .municipal court yesterday.
The boys are said to be sons of respeotable
parents, who adjusted the case outside of
Let Clark Oif Lightly.
Walter K. Clark, tlie former employe of
Schuneman & Evans', arrested on the charge
of passing several worthless checks, to which,
It is alleged, he forged the firm's name, was
allowed to plead guilty to petty larceny, in
the municipal court yesterday, and received
a sentence of sixty days in the workhouse.
The charge of forgery against Clark was with
Memorial Service.
Copeland Camp No. 1544 will hold memorial
services at their hall, corner of Payne ave
nue and Wells street, Tuesday evening, Feb.
Rev. Alvegren, of St. Sigfrld's church, and
Rev. Taylor, of St. James' church, will par
The choir of St. James' church will sing.
Members of the enmp snd friends are in
vited to be present.
To Celebrate Emmet's Birthday.
The A. O. H. Society of Ramsey county will
give an entertainment at Cretin hall, Satur
day evening. March 4, In celebration of Rob
ert Emmet's birthday.
Addresses will be given by Senator J. J.
Ryder and H. H. Gillam, of Stillwater.
Mas<i»erade Ball.
A complimentary masquerade ball will be
given at Sherman hall next Tuesday evening
by Prof. Mozarra. The music will be fur
nished by the Mozarra orchestra of ten pieces
and one of the numbers on the programme
will be a prize cake walk.
Celebration Was Postponed.
Circumstances, over which the management
of the celebration of Washington's birthday
at the Soldiers' home had no control, having
-prevented the same, this is to inform the pub-
Ti-: that all holu'n-; tickets for said celebra
tion will have their money refunded on pre
senting the tickets to those from whom they
were purchased.
Trolley Company Asks It.
At special term yesterday Judge Brill took
under advisement, a motion by the defendants
for a new trial in the case of Elsie Ed
lund against the St. Paul Railway company.
Miss Edlund was awarded $5,000 by the Jury
for personal injuries.
Johnson Was Violent.
Charles G. Johnson, a Norwegian, 30 years
old, was yesterday adjudged insane in probate
court and committed to the state asylum at
Rochester by Judge Bazille. Johnson was
violent in the court :room and had to bs
held by the bailiffs during the examination.
An Old Curfew Bell.
Providence has a curfew bell which was
rung every night for 150 years, and now
she wants a law that shall give some au
thority to this 9 o'clock tocsin.
The engagement of Miss Mac Foley, daugh
ter of Mr. and Mrs. M. E. Foley, to George
La Brande is announced.
j! Tills cloc\ jfciJMs Itself* |
/> Danish Jeweler, Who Formerly Hobnobbed With Royalty, Has >J
S< Invented a Timepiece That Will Run for Years <l
(> Without Winding- or Attention. >i
KANKAKEE, 111., Feb. 16.— Cabery
is a little town in Ford county — dull
and uninteresting as a village of 500
souls is apt to be — yet it has its ge
Peter M. Ravenskilde, a Danish jew-'
eler, who once worked in the Copen
hagen shop that received the royal
family's patronage, and who has often
seen the rulers of his country — yes, and
the Prince and Princess of Wales — In
his employer's place of business, is
the man.
For Ravenskilde is no ordinary jew
eler. He has constructed diminutive
watches that would not be barred from
service as cuff buttons. He has made
highly ornamental clocks that play
chimes at different hours of the day.
Seven years ago he took up the study
of electricity. 'This opened a new field
for his inventive genius. Motors from
the size of a baby's fist to those large
enough to supply motive power for a
sewing machine attest his ingenuity.
He had a fancy .to experiment with X i
rays. Not having enough money to
purchase the 'necessary apparatus, he
made the apparatus himself.
But by far the most interesting, the
most wonderful product of the ex-court
jeweler's skill' is a clock he has con
structed on the perpetual motion plan,
if the statements of this inventor and
his admiring fellow citizens may be
relied upon, this clock, which is cer
tainly an accurate timekeeper, will run
from year to 'year without any atten
tion from Its if)wi-j-ir.
The works arid dial of the clock re
semble any other, but the motive pow
er, instead of being supplied by a
spring, comes from a wheel sixty
Inches in circumference. On the outer
periphery of the wheel are 128 cups,
each nearly half an inch In diameter
and a third of an inch deep. Each of
forty of these cups, 'which are suc
cessive cups, contains a steel ball
three-eighths of an inch in diameter.
These balls move the wheel, which
makes a revolution every three hours
and a half, as this wheel is slowly
H Which has proven a veritable bonanza to our myriads of customers, 3
H though nearing its close, will still be prosecuted with utmost vigor for a M
m few days more, in order to get the most goods possible out of the way S
H before the final transformation scenes take place.— We cannot too strongly 8
M urge the people to take prompt and ample advantage of this splendid 2
m opportunity. S
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||| That "THE BIG STORE" was not devoured by the same fierce flames that de- £
H stroyed the Tribune and Benz buildings was due to the safeguards wisely adopted MJ
g for protection against such a calamity, and also to that kind fortune which gave **
B direction to the winds. But for the unfortunate bursting of two sections of fire hose, 31
>gg causing an embryo deluge on the third floor and more or less damage on the lower 2
H ones, we would have escaped without the slightest mishap. To the splendid work of £
M our plucky firemen and prompt action on the part of the salvage corps under Super- 9
jH intendent Ruane, due credit must be given. The congratulations extended by so H
11 many friends on the narrow escape are highly appreciated.
ji S. E. OLSON
turned by the weight of the balls, one
of the balls drops out of its cup, rolls
down an inclined plane twenty inches
long, when, by its own weight upon
a receiver, it starts a lever which raises
the ball in a little car, traveling up a
second incline of greater steepness to
the top of the wheel, Into a cup which
stands vertical for a- short time.
The clock is exhibited In a window
of Mr. Ravenskilde's small shop. Be
hind the dial is a porcelain globe, and
at night green, red and white electric
lights alternately reflect their rays
upon the clock, the colors being chang
ed each time a ball is discharged from
one of the cups on the timepiece.
Mr. Ravenskilde was repairing a
clock when his brain evolved the prin
ciple of his ingenious piece of mech
anism—purely as the result of an ac
cident. A bit of brass placed against
the main wheel of the clock acted as
a lever and set the works In motion.
The jeweler determined to put the ac
cidental discovery to practical use. His
first wheel was rudely fashioned from
an old tin can, while the bearings of a
bicycle supplied the balls. Frequent
experiments and many failures preced
ed the perfect clock he exhibits today.
The size of the wheel and the number
of balls were difficulties that confront
ed the inventor.
The inventor is anxious not to be
classed as a perpetual motion or any
other kind of crank. Indeed, he is so
modest it is hard to say whether he
realizes the importance of his inven
tion, although h e has applied for a
Children Fire a Honse.
WASECA, Minn., Feb. 25.— As a result of
children playing with matches the residence
of W. E. Scott was visited by fire and Mrs.
Scott was severely burned about the hands
and head In her endeavor to put out the tirs
and save the children.
To St. Panl for Trfal.
ST. PETER, Feb. 25.— (Special.)— Charles
Val-ntine, the burglar who broke info the
postoffice early Monday morning and fired
s&em*m*n*&Br**»V*t>Ts> tiit-f n mww^hhi wji^i" i<*..m*w».i ■■. i « av.'Ak.i.y,, v '
five shots at Assistant Postmaster Gresham,
will be taken to St. Paul for trial in the fed
eral court.
Living by Grave Side.
The Dillon Panglima Kiuta, a n>i.---U>. r Of
the state council of Ferak, whose fli*#t wife
di. a about two months ago, Is so grieved at
her loss that he has had erected a temporary
house over her grave, and will live th^re for
three months and ten days. The Malays of
Ipoh are treat d to a feast every Friday, and
s buffalo is kel.ed weekly for this purpose.

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