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United States Marine Passes Away
Nt St. Luke's Hospital.
Frank Marshal, a United States ma
rine, attached to the lighthouse tender
Lily. at present on an inspection
trip up the Mississippi river, died yester
day at St. Luke's hospital. Death was
due to kidney trouble. The Lily is
anchored off Raspberry Island, from
where Marshal was taken to the hospital
Saturday. He was then very low and
died yesterday morning. He was a sin
gle man, thirty years of age.
Oil Lamp Exploded.
The explosion of a kerosene lamp at
the home of 11. Stevens, 204 Grove street,
shortly before 9 o'clock last evening,
caused a .slight blaze. The fire depart
ment put out the Are before damage had
resulted to any other part of the house
than the room where the explosion oc
Cyclists on the Sidewalk.
Christ Malmquist, William Mohler and
Alex News were arrested by the Mar
garet street police last evening for riding
bicjcles on the sidewalk. They were re
leased on bail pending a hearing in the
municipal court today.
Hurt by a Fall.
Andrew O'Rourke, living at "15 Lisbon
street, was Injured last evening by falling
from a platform at the cold storage build
ing, at the foot of Eagle street. He fell
across the railroad tracks and broke two
ribs on his left side. O'Rourke was taken
to his home In the Central patrol wagon,
and attended by Assistant City Physician
I.nk.* Shore Pavilion.
An unusually large crowd attended the
Lake Shore pavilion, White Bear, yester
day. The weather was delightful and
the attractions offered by the music and
vaudeville entertainments duly appre
ciated. The round trip fare from St Paul
is but 25 cents, and many are taking ad
vantage of this low rate throughout the
week. Vaudeville every evening.
Six. Canadian limits Recently Seized
Will He Released.
! SEATTLE, Wash., Aug 13.—The recent
seizure of six Canadian fishing boats near
Point Roberts by the United States cus
i toms officials will probably be settled in
: a day or two by the release of the boats.
\ The matter has been the subject of dip
| lomatic discussion, and was finally refer-
I red to United States District Attorney
Gay by Attorney General Griggs.
Mr. Gay reported that as the seizure
j was made close to the line and at a
j time whoa it was possible to be deceived
: in location. it might be advisable to re
i le. so the boats. The '•ttorney general
I wired him yesterday to proceed as he
i thought best Mr. Gay immediately wrote
j Collector Huestls, advising him to let the
boats go.
Half Rates for Harvest Hands Via
the C, M. A St. P. Ry.
! Into; the grain fields of western Minne
sota, North and South Dakota. Tickets
1 on sale from July 25 to Aug. 15 at the
! Milwaukee offices in St. Paul and Minne
! apolis.
■/gfe^ -- JEWELER,
i§*T*A 62 East Seventh St.
_L__T Aji .. „. (Enlarged Store.)
t_3TO_t The right goods' at the right prl-
No roof in the west covers
I so vast an assemblage of Gro
ceries as are here. No mis
| takes— odds and ends—no
back numbers; but goods that
couldn't be newer, fresher or
; of higher quality if prices were
i five times greater than ours.
A bushel TOO lbs) of the best New Minnesota
I M_f_ _.__ Packages of 0 boxes Mm.
InalwllSSf parlor Matches, each *_«G
V&#Ak_,_ Packages of 12 boxes 7-
J'illalCllSS, Parlor Matches but I C
Clothes Lines, S'^te^ ftA
j; .._;.; only OC
Egg Plants, g,,t., 6c
| Blueberries, liSP!i $1.12
Tomatoes, ne*o*.... 25c
lixtd Spice _3r?^. v,.,. g:. ißc
j Bologna Sausage S™3SSf 6c
Beefs, bu7.r. c:. rr. n,.. pe'. peck Sc
Turnips, S^pfe.;- 6c
Butter, 'Janforby^_eH). ISC tO !8c
: Cheese, SSd.^.?^...;.Bc
Cheese, per pound .......... 8c
Cheese, SSte: ICe
C«*_in«» American, «_.
vaiQineS, per can, only ifC
Sardines,oorX r! ed: flne.. qua. lv. y:.. 9c
(I. A You may hare been paying else
. UullCf* where 400 for coffee; you may
;- have been paying as much at 45c per
pound; but if these proces were added
yi v cannot purchase elsewhere Coffee
of a richer, more enjoyable Mocha and
* Java flavor than the matchless "Hoff
man House" gives forth, and AQ.
which we weigh out, per lb. for. _U«
'•** Blin__fl_" Tea fancy fanciest of
ItllilSl Ra 188 fancy Ceylon and
India Teas that get into an importer's
keeping. Being our own importers, aud
blending the teas ourselves, we are en
abled to offer the superb "Miuarda"
(which has a trade right to oue fiA.
dollar a pound) at, per pound... DUG
i Olive Oil
If put to vote as to which was the fa
vorite among Table Oils, the "Antonini"
brand would probably be the winner.
, Purer cannot be. 35c bottles for 29c.
Red Star Table Salt
Combines purity, strength and flavor.
Fskery Department,
Bread and Pastry that Is exceptionally
fine .'n large assortment.
Ginger Bread, fresh as you buy It, per .-■
--loaf ...... ..3V£c
Molasses-Fruit Cakes, each..;......... 4c
st™ OF a serpent
Daughter of a Former Resident of
St. Paul Dies at Littleton. Col.,
From the Bite of a Rattlesnake—
Reptile Was Four Feet In Length
—Everything. Medical Skill Could
Accomplish Done lor the Sufferer.
The news was received yesterday of
the death on Archer ranch, near Little
ton, Col., of Helen De Witt, daughter
of Dr. T. F. De Witt, formerly of St.
Paul. Death resulted from a rattlesnake
The child's father, Dr. .De Witt, was
at one time an army surgeon, but re
signed from the service about seven years
ago and came to St. Paul, where he en
gaged in the practice of medicine with
Dr. Archie McLaren under the firm name
of De Witt & McLaren, and became
widely known for his skill In surgery.
The family lived in the old Robertson
house on Laurel avenue, near Arundel
street. About three years ago, because
of continued ill health, Dr. De Witt re
moved with his family to Colorado, where
he purchased Archer ranch, near Little
ton, and has since resided there.
It appears that last Monday little Hel
en went out into the barnyard of the
ranch accompanied by her grandfather,
Prof. De Witt, and her sister Dora. Ap
parently she must have stepped on a
rattlesnake, because the first warning
the others had of the sad occurrence
was when Helen screamed and stepped
back. There was a large rattlesnake ly
ing directly in the path that had been
hitherto unperceived.
The child insisted that she had not
been bitten, but was carried into the
house despite her protests by her grand
father, where it was found that the fangs
of the reptile had entered the calf of
her left leg just below the knee. The
wound was in such a position that It
was found Impossible to cauterize It be
cause of the juxtaposition of three large
blood vessels. With his great profes
sional skill, urged by a parent's anxiety,
Dr. De Witt labored over the little girl,
and a Denver physician was immediately
summoned. He arrived on Monday after
noon, and after the application of every
remedy known to science It was thought
for a time that the child would recover.
She died at 1 o'clock on Tuesday after
noon and the funeral occurred last Fri
The grief-stricken parents are now at
the Brown Pai-ace hotel at Denver.
The rattlesnake that caused the child's
death was killed by the coachman with
a pitchfork. It was four feet long and
had nine rattles. _....._,. r .-.,. „
Cashier Jensen Was ln Charge at
the Time, and the Mo_ey Was
Lying- Near the Paying, Teller's
Window— by a Stranger.
The Scandinavian-American bank is
short $540. It is said that the money
was stolen last Tuesday afternoon. The
suspected thief is a strange young man
who was in the bank a few minutes be
fore the money was missed. The case
has been placed in the hands of the
Pinkerton detective agency, and sleuths
of the agency are looking for a well
known bank sneak, who is believed to
have recently been in this city.
The money was taken at noon time.
Cashier J. B. Jensen was in charge of
the bank and had the bundle of money
on the counter, near the paying window.
The suspected young man entered the
bank in a perfectly self-possessed man
ner and stopped in front "of the paying
window. Mr.. Jensen conversed with the
stranger a moment relative to subjects
introduced by the latter, when his atten
tion was for a moment distracted by an
assistant in the bank. The assistant
spoke to Mr. Jensen, who looked around
for a moment. If the young stranger
took the money he must have seized this
opportunity. The money lay easily in
reach, and it would have been possible to
have quickly reached inside the window,
appropriated the money and assumed
a natural position by the time Mr Jen
sen returned to the interrupted conver
sation. After the theft was discovered
it was recalled that the stranger had
rather hurriedly left the bank after a
few words with Mr. Jensen and walked
rapidly toward Seventh street. There
was no more money on the counter
near the window, a fact that President
Alines regards as fortunate, as he says
he believes the bank would have other
wise been a heavier loser. Speaking of
the robbery last evening President
Alines said:
tZn ?"£ kn°W Verr little about the
theft of the money. I was not in the
city aat the ,tlme * having been absent
in San Francisco. Mr. Jensen informed
me of . the theft when I returned home
There is little cause for much excitement
over the missing money because the
amount was comparatively small The
case is In the hands of a - private de
tective agency and I do not know wheth
er or not they have made any progress
toward discovering the thief. I have
scarcely an idea of what kind of a look
ing individual the suspected stranger is
as Mr. Jensen could not describe him
very minutely." ,-.-, . .
Funeral of Mrs. Ekman, Who Died
on the Ocean.
The funeral of Mrs. B. C. Ekman was
held at the Union depot at 1 o'clock yes
terday afternoon, with only the imme
diate relatives present The interment
was art Oakland.
Mrs. Eckman was 71 years old, and re
sided with a 'son at 1300 Seventh street
south, Minneapolis. She was prominent
In charitable and religious circles. She
died last - Tuesday while crossing the
ocean,, in returning from Europe, where
she -went last August with her sons, Au
gust and Knute. Mrs. Ekman leaves six
sons and a daughter; Gustave Ekman, of
Fruithurst, Ala.; Carl Ekman, Henry
Ekman, August Ekman and Knute Ek
man, of Minneapolis; Mrs. Emma Nils
son, of Albert Lea, and Edward Ekman,
comes at its own proper time— gray
hairs, wrinkles and other evidences of
advancing age. One of the first symp
toms is a desire to hold the print farther
from the eyes. . When this-symptom ap
pears it is time to wear glasses, further
use of the eyes without them is Injurious.
We can give you the glasses you need.
Examination free. If your, eyes need
the attention of an oculist we will tell
you so.
Wholesale and Retail Opticians,
Between Third and Fourth Streets.
Prescription and Repair "Work for
the Trade, .- - '■- ' ;':
assistant bank examiner, who resides at
690 Stewart avenue. ..--
Not the Least Among Them Is Shoot-
Ins, the Chute.
Large crowds found their way to Wild
wood yesterday afternoon and evening.
It was a jolly crowd, one of the sort that
thoroughly enjoys itself in a place of this
kind. The baths, shooting the chutes,
tho roller coaster, and especially the dan
cing features came In for liberal patron
age. The concerts by the Twin City Man
dolin club were artistic In the extreme,
and were each appreciated by those pres
Next Wednesday the second of the in
formal free dances will be held In the pa
vilion. The success that attended the last
occasion of this order Is sufficient to
guarantee a large crowd will be present
on that night. The Twin City Mandolin
club will direct the dance and furnish
the music.
Henry Kulker Injured So Badly
That It Was Necessary to Ampu
tate His Legs — A Youth Falls
From the Vernle Mac.
The railway clerks' picnic at Red Wing
Saturday was not without the usual ac
cident features. At Cannon Falls Henry
Kulker, a clerk In a grocery store, at
tempted to board an east-bound excur
sion train, running light, at 12 o'clock
Saturday night. He swung on a pas
senger coach as the train slowed down at
a switch west of town and as It passed
the crossover. east of the city attempted
to jump. His foot slipped and in fear of
being thrown under the wheels, he caught
desperately at a hand rail just in time to
swing his body against a low switch. The
square steel target caught his legs, al
most amputating both. The train ran
two miles past the switch before the
accident was discovered. It was backed
down the track and the man picked up.
He was placed in the care of a surgeon at
Red Wing and an operation performed
at once. -":'".:
A combination of youthfulness and too
much bad whisky resulted in an attempt
ed suicide just after the steamer Vernle
Mac left Red Wing Saturday night. A
boy, seventeen years old, walked up the
gang plank with several companions just
before the steamer left. He seemed to
have a heavy deck load and worked care
fully to windward until he landed in a
plate of ice cream which a young lady in
pink had just procured. He was assisted
to his feet and walked away, but ; soon
after the steamer left the dock he became
violent. He insisted on sitting on the
taffrail and the next heard of him he was
in the water. Capt. Kent, in command
of the steamer, directed the efforts at
rescue and he was hauled to deck, drip
ping and disconsolate. He still remained
violent, however, and had to be taken
below, where a friend watched him dur
ing the remainder of the trip.
Mrs. John Cesky, of Minneapolis, Twen
tieth avenue north, lost a child three
years old on one of the early returning
trains. Frantic for fear it had fallen
off the train, she enlisted the sympathies
of a number of men who searched high
and low without success. As the train
neared St. Paul the child was found curl
ed up underneath a seat in one of the
forward coaches and returned to Its
mother. .
Red Wing entertained the visitors
royally. The mayor, councilmen and
Goodhue county officials co-operated with
the railroad clerks' committee and as
sisted in caring for the Immense throng.
Many of the business houses of the city
were decorated and residents held open
house In the most generous style. •>
Inadequate preparations for handling
trains over the Great Western road caus
ed serious inconvenience to those who
planned on returning Saturday evening.
The published schedule for departure of
excursion trains was not carried out and
1,400 St. Paul and Minneapolis people
were unable to leave Red Wing until 2
o'clock yesterday morning. They arrived
ln St. Paul at 5:15 a. m. thoroughly tired.
Ducns Street Officers Disturb a Par
ty of Roys.
The Ducas street police last evening
rounded up a party of convivial young
spirits, alleged to have been found en
joying a keg of beer on a vacant lot near
the Gorman school. The prisoners are
all under twenty years of age. They gave
the names of John Ballister, eighteen
years old; John Gillen. eighteen years old;
Henry Rau, seventeen years old; Victor
Ryberg, sixteen years old; John Hegel,
eighteen years old; George Mabon, nine
teen years old; Charles Kellet, seventeen
years old; Frank Zobel, eighteen years
Officers Mantaufel and Helmer made
the arrests. The prisoners will he tried
before Judge Hine today.
Went Mr. Perkins When His Runa-
way Team Stopped.
A team of horses belonging to Perkins'
livery stable Indulged in a short, but
disastrous, runaway on St. Peter street
yesterday afternoon. The animals be
came unmanageable at Tenth street and
dashed furiously up to College avenue.
Mr. Perkins realized that the horses
were wild with fright and so ran them
Into a telegraph pole. The desired, ef
fect was at least in part obtained. The
horses stopped; in fact, both sprawled
upon their backs in the street. The
driver went headforemost over the dash
board from the force of the collision and
the buggy was badly damaged. One of
the horses was slightly hurt. Mr. Per
kins escaped without injury, save a se
vere shaking up.
Oration Tendered to Prof. Selling
and His Artists.
In spite of the fact that the weather
was not at all encouraging for park at
tendance yesterday, large crowds were
present both at the afternoon and even
ing concerts at Como park. Prof. Sell
ing and his corps of artistic musicians
were tendered an ovation, and the numer
ous selections of the programme were
enthusiastically encored. Prof. Selling
and his band have never appeared to bet
ter advantage than yesterday. Each suc
ceeding visit to Como by this organiza
tion seems to increase its popularity
and demonstrate its fast growing clever
ness. Tonight's programme will be made
up of popular and classical selections,
including as features a cornet solo select
ed by Roy Lawson; one of Selling's own
compositions, entitled "Cuban Blossoms,"
a concert waltz. The following presents
the programme complete:
March, "Lorraine;" overture, '"Fra
Diavolo;" selection, "Maritana;" concert
waltz, "Cuban Blossoms." Intermission.
Overture, "Jolly Robbers;" cornet solo
selected, Roy Lawson; air de ballet. "Tl
tanla;" medley, "Successes."
White Beer Lake, on St. Paul A Da.
lath Railroad.
An up-to-date park and pavilion, where
refreshments of all kinds are served in
first-class manner. Open every day and
evening. Frequent trains via St Paul &
Duluth railroad. Fare every day only
25 cents round trip from -St. Paul or
Minneapolis. Dancing : parties every
Wednesday and Saturday evening. Far*
60 cents round trip, which includes danc
ing privilege- •'-"•■
Declares That He Has Been De
prived of Some $800 In Money
and Other,, Valuable Property-
Shows a Receipt for the Same
KfC *"-■■■'
From Chicago's Chief of Detec
tives, John'D. Shea.
Aug. 14, 1593, the Merchants' National
bank, of this city, was robbed of $5,000
In gold. For the crime Thomas Fleury,
J. J. Meiggs, .' Howard and Miller were
tried, convicted and sentenced to the
penitentiary at Stillwater. The affair
created no little excitement at the time
and the details. iare* well known to most
of the residents, of, St. Paul. The men
were arrested in - Chicago by Detective
Billy Plnkerton and some of his agents,
and brought to j this city for trial.
J. J. Meiggs, 'one of the men convicted,
is now released and m St. Paul. He says
that he Is a very busy man, just at
present. The work he is engaged in, and
which he Is apparently prosecuting with
considerable energy, is, as he ; says, to
obtain the restitution of certain property
which, he says, has been wrongfully se
questered from him, and also, Incidental
ly, to bring action for false imprison
ment. . Meiggs claims that this suit will
bring out many startling disclosures
which were completely suppressed at the
time of the trial. He says: -Jj-yJg
"When I was ares ted in Chicago, the
sum of $786, a gold watch and chain, an
opal stud, and mining stock of the amount
of $2,000 face, value was taken from me.
I have the receipt of Chief of Detectives
John D. Shea for this property, of which I
have never received a dollar's worth since
that time, and I don't know where It Is
Here Meiggs exhibited to a reporter for
the Globe Detective Shea's, receipt.
"Now this money," continued Meiggs,
"was in greenbacks. The money said to
have been stolen from the bank was in
$20 gold pieces. My money was presented
for identification at the trial, but the
cashier of the bank could not and did not
identify it. I have been told that it was
divided up between one of my lawyers
and the bank officials. The watch, stud
and mining stock I can get no trace of.
So I guess" I will have two suits on my
hands at once.
"Now, there is another thaing I want to
tell you," continued Meiggs, "and it's the
truth. I arrived in;' St. Paul from Cali
fornia in August. IS?3, and stopped at 776
Canada street.. One! day I went out to
Wildwood, White Bear lake. While I
was watching the performances of an ex
pert swimmer and' diver, who smoked a
pipe under water and did other tricks,
some one near" me said: 'I have seen
that fellow in Australia.'
'Are you from "Australia?* I in
quired. ..'.;.*) i* '_::
"'Yes,' he said. ._,_.. -.-.,.
--"'My wife is an Australian,' I replied.
That was my first acquaintance with
Thomas Fleuryj. the first time I ever saw
him. The man asked me where I was
stopping, and -told him, and said that
as my room rent Was soon up I should
quit the city and go to Chicago to at
tend the world's fair. !Fleury then said
I had better not go up to Minneapolis. 1
asked him why and he said himself. Mill
er and Howard had stopped there and
Miller had bought a trunk for $20.. Two
detectives had then arrested them, and,
finding they had some $800 in money,
made a proposition to take them to a
justice who would give them a "float,"
that is, two hours to leave town. But
the detectives could only do this for a
consideration. Fleury said he asked
what the consideration would be and was
told $150. They had been arrested as
vagrants. After the men had given up
the $150 they were photographed. Then
the Minneapolis detectives made an
other proposition. They said that for $50
more they would tear up the pictures.'
The money was paid. Now at our trial
all these photographs of Fleury, Howard
and Miller showed up. Mine was not
taken. I left St. Paul on the 14th ot
August, 1893, the 7 day this robbery is
said to have occurred, and went to Chi
cago. The other three came on soon
after. I had taken their trunks with me
at their request. On the 18th of August
I was arrested and my property taken
away from me. The mining stock was
bought in 1891 of M. T. Burke, of the San
Francisco mine, In New Mexico. . I have
a great deal to say which cannot now be
published in a newspaper, article, but it
will all come out in the trial, which I
intend to prosecute: lam going to see
if a man who is Innocent of the crime
for which he has served five years can
be robbed in this wholesale manner. Of
course there are things .in connection
with it I cannot develop at present, but
they will all come out In time."
Meiggs, despite his five years' confine
ment, looks fat and hearty. Fleury has
sixteenth months more to serve. Meiggs
seems to have plenty of money and is
well dressed and ■ looks rather more '
prosperous than- he did at the time of his |
trial. Asked if ho -believed Attorney I
William Erwin, who was his chief coun- I
sel, knew anything, of the whereabouts I
of his money. Meiggs said he did not
think he did. He says the mining stock
is now greatly above face value.
Attorney Henry Johns, who with Will
iam W. Erwin, was associated in the
defense of Meiggs, said yesterday in ref
erence to the statements made by Meiggs:
"I have no statement to make. The
charge that I divided any of Meiggs'
money with the.^ank is absurd and ab
solutely without' foundation. The money
recovered - was turned over to ' the bank.
As a matter -fact I never.: received a
cent for defending the man. _~ He would
have stood a batter, show at the trial
A Citizen of St. Paul fupplies the
Information. "V
Over half the complaints of mankind
originate with the kidneys. ■■* __;
A slight touch of backache at first
Twinges and shooting pains in the
loins follow. They must be checked;
they lead to graver complications.
The sufferer seeks relief. . f .'•"' ' "-.'
Plasters are tried and. liniments for
the back. ..-:. T
So-called Kidney cures, which do not
cure. '.• - ...
The long-looked-for result seems un
attainable. ' • *— ;*-*__£ ■;, ■':■-;.;■
If you suffer, do you want relief? *. ' '
Follow the plan adopted by this St.
Paul citizen.
Mr. Chas. Headstron, No. 405 Rice
street, says: "In the summer of 1898
I was compelled to give up work on ac
count of my back. The pain was so se
vere that I could not stoop or lift. It
had been coming on me for about two
years. At times it was awful and the
kidney secretions were not normal either
in action or appearance. I procured
Doan's Kidney Pills at F. M. Parker's
drug store and the relief obtained was
so effective that I will be glad to give
minuter details in a personal interview."
Doan's Kidney Pills for sale by all
dealers, price 50 cents. Mailed by Fos
ter-Milburn Co., Buffalo. N. • V.. sole
agents for the United States. .
Remember the name,
take no substitute.
if he had not Insisted on taking the
stand in his own behalf against the ad
vice of both Mr. Erwin and myself."
The twenty-seventh regular convention
of the grand lodge, Knights of Pythias, of
Minnesota, will De held in St. Paul on
kept. 26 and 27. From the semi-annual
reports received by the G. K. R. S. for
the term ending June 30, excellent In
creases in membership are shown
throughout the domain of Minnesota,
especially in the cash assets of the grand
«*"i 1 ■ cash reS(?rve in the subordi
nate lodges shows an increase of about
30 per cent of that of preceding years.
JJurlng the past year this domain has
__*_£& t?,. increase of six lod&e3 an °- »»
all probability two more will be instituted
before the meeting of the grand lodge.
th*he. grand chancellor, G. K. R. S., and
_n,Hfn rm _.n °f the board of trustees
h°"'f ( the committee to select hotel
SnvenHn terS nd a Place for holding the
Thel in, »f nd to secure railroad rates,
no*J Khl ready to submlt their re
port about the first of the month.
are L,^ a US grand lod^ committees
Irandin?* meet in the office of the
norts a_ Se in -hiS Clty ' completing re
ports and receiving credentials. The at
oe nd a ro e sta the regular convention Wi»
A_hures im4 d h Ky thOSe who know" that
Arthur S. St°bbart > of St. F„ul, will be
the next grand chancellor, although the
present grand chancellor 'is said to be
hi harness for a second term "Farmer"
Godfreys me is also favorably men
tioned * for the position. The office pays
the n»l*°\ and there is a deposition on
♦noifli t,°*l a number of representatives
to abolish the salary of the grand chancel
4V?f<?M., R- HCkey ' of St" Paul iodse No.
43. is still confined at St. Joseph's hospital.
A broken knee cap is the cause.
On next Thursday evening Lincoln
Lodge No. 38, Knights of Pythias, will
have a lawn social at the home of Broth-
Th» i_ Hl!scherls1' Feronia avenue.
rank a^f Win ,haVe Work ln the fi"t
rank at its regular meeting on next Fri
day evening.
t^^- y J veuin S. Aug. S, St. Paul
Tt ,vL _* 5' conferred the second rank.
le *? % eCi ded t0 Confer the lhir°- ran*
coon £ uesda.'• the 15th. after which a
_««_ ?-? Wn ban(-uet win be served, corn
pone, ii... the ole mammy used to make
roastm y ears-eat 'em off de cob-ole
yam coffee, yum-yum come
The grand lodge of Minnesota will
ask the supreme lodge to enact legisla
tion allowing all members in good stand
ing to seats in the grand lodge, but
without a vote. This is to be done in
expectation of creating greater en
thusiasm among the members.
Circulars have been sent to all lodges
asking that their representatives work
for a reduction in the grand lodge ex
penses. ' *>
<-, 0n XVe I : ,nesday next Capital Lodge No.
51 will have work in the second rank.
One or two pages are due.
The Pythian picnic to be held by Capi
tal lodge next Tuesday promises to be
irest successful. A great many tickets
have been sold, and a furl day's amuse
ment arranged for. Many prizes have
been donated, and there will be several
races lor members and. their families
(ladies and. children. A fine band will
provide music for the dancers. Refresh
ments will be sold, under the charge
of the lodge at reasonable prices. Trains
leave the union deport for Russell Beach
at 9:05 a. m. and 2:15 p. m., returning at
7:35 p. m. Tickets, 60 cents; children
half-price, for round trio.
Last Monday night Canton Apollo
Patriarchs Militant was favored by a
visit of Col. Street, Capt. Smith and
several other chevaliers of Minneapolis,
who assisted in the conferring of the
militant degree on three patriarchs of
Hancock encampment. Refreshments
were served after conclusion of the
ritualistic work. The members of Can
ton Apcllo- and their families have a
steamer excursion this morning at 9
o'clock to Gray Cloud and picnic. •
Link No. 19 will hold Us regular meet
ing next Wednesday evening, - Aug. . 16,
in Central hall. All arrangements have
been completed for the first annual out
ing to be given by the link at Spring
Park, Minnetonka. Saturday, Aug. 19.
A large programme has been arranged,
and £150 in prizes will be given to the
winners of the interests of the day.
St. Anthony Hill camp will meet in
regular session on Tuesday. Two can
didates will be adopted and the com
mittee on entertainment will report.
St. Paul Camp No. 3101, at its regular
meeting Monday evening, will have a
class of fifteen to whom Unity degree
team will explain the mysteries of wood
craft, after which refreshments will bo
served. ' A cordial Invitation is extended
to the members of both camps.
At the last meeting of North Star
camp seven members were given the
first and second degrees. A report was
received from the committee on by-laws
and at the next meeting the by-laws
will receive a second reading and be
passed upon. A large attendance Is
therefore requested.
Prosperity Camp No. 1334, Royal Neigh
bors of America, will meet Aug. 16 at
their hall. Reaney and Seventh streets.
A class of twenty-two candidates will
be initiated and a general good time ex
pected. Ice cream and cake will be
served. This camp is only a little over
six months old and this is the second
large class of candidates the camp will
initiate. It will bring the membership
to 89, not a bad showing for a young
camp. The camp gave - a social last
month which cleared them $48. The
camp has new badges and is making
robes for the degree team. The officers
are making strong efforts to make the
camp 100 strong by the Ist of January.
Mrs. George. Bowen, oracle of the camp,
will entertain the degree team Monday
Next Friday evening will be the regular
meeting of Royal Oak camp No. 159, and
It promises to be of unusual interest, as
there will be a class of twenty to initiate.
St. Paul camp has been invited to be
present and all Royal Neighbors interest
ed in the good work are also invited. It
is essential that the members should all
be present, that the new Neighbors may
receive a royal welcome. •->*._**";'_..
Mrs. E. T. Jones, oracle of Royal Oak
camp No. 159, and a delegate from Sibley
Circle, Ladles of the G. A. R., will leave
for Philadelphia, Pa., to attend the na
tional convention some time this week.
She well also visit New York, Boston and
other cities. After her' Eastern trip she
will go. to Milwaukee, where she will
make her -future home. - ,
En Route From the Northwest to
Points ln Canada.
; DETROIT, Mich.. Aug. 13.-Discovery
of a bold "robbery of a mail pouch en
route from Chicago with Northwestern
mail for Canadian points was made by a
Grand Trunk railway porter. The pouch
with- a quantity of opened letters was
found under a platform.at the railroad
station. The bag was stolen, It appears,
Friday night, while en route in a mail
wagon from th» Michigan Central to the
Grand Trunk -tati-*n.
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Town Surrounded by the Insurgents
and Is Without Provisions.
CAPE HAYTIEN, Aug. .; 13.—Monte
Chrisli is now besieged by.the Insurgents
and the town is without provisions., Gen.
Pepin, governor of Santiago province,
has telegraphed Gen. Cordero, minister of
public works, at Monte Christl, to return
to assist ln preparing for the defense of
Santiago de los Caballeros, as he is not
able to oppose the revolution. The village
of Juana Nunez, situated between Macor
is and Moca, has risen in favor of Jim
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As Well as the Grain Inspection De
partment, Together With the
Salary Accounts and Expenses,
Are Still Receiving; Attention-
Reform Press Bureau on the Sol
diers' Home Board's Action.
The fact that A. C. Clausen, the chief
inspector, resigned just when he did has
not interrupted the inspection of tho
books and accounts of the railroad and
warehouse branch of the state govern
ment. Gen. Pope's staff or some portion
of it has been carefully looking over the
books, records, expense accounts, etc.,
of the commission and the grain depart
ment, and a report which will probably
be made at the conclusion of the work
may be an eye-opener to the people of
the state. The expense accounts of a
number of officials are being checked
up. It may be news to the readers of the
Globe to know that the expense ac
counts of some of the officials exceeded
the salaries. The report of State Auditor
Dunn shows that while Mr. Clausen, for
Instance, drew $3,000 a year for the fiscal
years 1897-8 he also was allowed
$4,831.20 expenses the first of these two
years and $4,221.16 the second year. He
thus received from the state $7,831.20 in
1897 and $7,221.16 in 1898.
Chief Deputy Inspector Strait, whose
salary was $2,499.96 a year, was allowed
over $3,100 expense money In '97 and the
same in '98. He got altogether in '97 $5,696
and within $50 of that sum the next year.
Chief Deputy Barncard drew the same
salary with an expense account of near
ly $6,000 for the two years.
A. K. Teisberg's name appears with fre
quency in the audited accounts for travel
ing expenses, while he draws two salaries,
one as clerk of the railroad and ware
house commission and one as registrar of
the grain inspection department. Gen.
Pope may be looking over some of these
old vouchers or he may only be running
to earth the reports that certain clerks
are drawing salary for working six days,
while they in reality do but two or three
days' work each week.
♦ • •
The mention of candidates for mayor
on the Democratic ticket next spring
has resulted in a new name being
brought forward. After a consultation
with a number of his friends former
Judge John W. Willis has decided that
under the circumstances there is a
chance for him to receive the nomina
tion for mayor, and he will shortly for
mally announce his candidacy for the
office. Mr. Willis was a candidate for
congress in this district last fall on the
fusion ticket and was defeated by Ste
vens. He has always been a rock-ribbed
Democrat and has a host of friends in
the party who appreciate his services
in the past, and will, if the opportunity
offers, rally to his support.
* * •
The talk among a certain class of Re
publicans of selecting the head of the
city ticket next spring from the com
missioned officers of the Thirteenth reg
iment, is creating a deal of dissatisfac
tion. -.-. The rank: and file of the party
take- very kindly, to this proposed ac
tion, but the politicians at present hold
ing positions are opposed to any such
idea. With the - return of the regiment
from the . Philippines . the trouble will
commence, and it promises to be con
tinued until the next city convention is
The Reform Press Bureau's letter to
the state press this week will contain
the following:
The action of the soldiers' home board,
in continuing the policy of leaving the
state boards still in Republican ring con
trol, that has scandalized the whole state,
has caused a perfect storm of protest
from the people. It is, as it were, the
last straw to break the camel's back.
It has been the same from the begin
ning of the Lind administration—the pris
on boards, the grain department, the re
formatory board and all the rest—always
some so-called "Democratic"' member has
been found to act with the old Republican
ring and at the last moment thwart the
demands of the people and the wishes
of Gov. Lind. in the soldiers' home case
the commandant, McMillen, remains, and
Secretary Beebe, both of whom have held
office, under various degrees of criticism,
more or less personal in character, for
so many years that both have grown fos
silized. There has been, and is now, the
loudest demand for a change, but the Re
publican trustees, securing the hold-over
"Democratic" member, Pearshall. to act
with them, reappoints the fossils. The
deal by which it was accomplished was
to give Pearshall the quartermastershlp
for a personal friend. The-adjutant was
changed and the appointment given to
Frank J. Mead, who distinguished him
self in the recent campaign by organiz
ing the Hennepin county old soldiers for
Eustis, and in conducting the Eustis
press bureau for the state Republican
committee. Thus, the soldiers' home man
agement remains Republican, with all the
stench that has followed it for years, and
yet the Republicans, laughing in their
sleeves, prate of Gov. Lind's attempt to
Introduce politics. . The soldiers' home, as
raged for years, has been nothing but
a Republican machine, and an ill-smell-
Ing one at that.
* » •
i No politics. Indeed. Not only the
rankest of politics has prevailed In each
and every board or department, but each
attempt- of Gov. Lind to reform them,
while futile, makes clearer the deals and
schemes by which Republican ring rule
is continued and nepotism is practiced.
The business is done by controlling the
so-called "Democratic" members under
former Republican appointment. In the
state prison board this has prevented
a successor to -Wolfer, the odium of
which has wrongfully fallen upon Gov.
Lind's head. In the' reformatory board
It retains Houlton and the rest. In the
grain' department. Gen.. Becker being
such "Democratic" member, Judge Mills
and he manage so as to retain their per
sonal relatives, the nepotism in whose
cases exceeds the sum of $10,000, that
relatives and the two members draw from
the. state annually. And so on to the
endVef- the chapter. There is a rising
tide of public sentiment which bids fair
not to be j satisfied until there is a com
plete exposure of the influences prevail
ing in the various boards, the result of
which would certainly be a complete
sweep If there Is power in the executive
to accomplish it. It is a safe statement
that there is not a board or department
where Republican politics does not pre
vail, In the manner stated, and where
nepotism is not practiced to a degree
amounting to public scandal.
* • •
The "Beckerian flunk" Is Editor Lam
phere's terms to designate the act by
which supposed "Democrats" on the
various boards, act with the Republican
members in preventing reforms of the
boards or departments. The term is apt.
Up to date the Beckerian flunkers, aside
from Gen. Becker himself, are B. F. Nel
son, of the prison board; Capt. O. C.
Merriam, of the reformatory board, and
Pearshall, of the soldiers' home board.
Distinguished beneficiaries of the said
Beckerian flunk, besides the $7,009 a year
drawn by Gen. Backer and relatives, are
Warden Wolfer, Republican; Tarns Blx
by's brother. Republican; Supt Houlton
and relatives, Republicans.
Left Home a Week Ago and Has
Not Been Seen Since That Time—
His Younger Brother Would Like
to Follow Him.
The children of John W. Smith, living
at 1912 West Seventh street, have caus
ed their parents no little anxiety because
of their early inclination to run away
from home. Two years ago the eldest
sen, William Smith, deserted the par
ental roof and has not since been heard
from. Last week Harry Smith, a 17
--year old brother, ran away from home
and Jamie Smith, a 6-year-old youngster,
has confided to his mother that he In
tends running away as soon as he gets
big enough. Grief over the oldest boy's
disappearance has been somewhat as
suaged by passing time, and Mr. and
Mrs. Smith are not inclined to worry
ever little Jamie's threat to run away,
just yet, but they are much concerned
over the flight of their second oldest
boy. Harry. They have asked the police
to look for the lad, and Mr. Smith offers
a reward of $25 for the boy's arrest
Harry left home a week ago "yester
day. He has not since been seen nor
heard of. His youthful ambition was
to be a cowboy, and, as he rode away
from home on his pony, the parents
think he ls headed 'for the burning
plains. Mrs. Smith thinks, however,
that by the time Harry gets as far as
Mendota he may return, because, she
says, the boy is small for his age, dif
fluent and little able to take care of
himself. She says her eldest boy ran
away from home because of too strict
parental restraint perhaps, but that with
Harry it was directly the opposite, that
Harry was allowed to have his own way
too much and took offense at being cor
rected. Then, too, bad associates, Mrs.
Smith says, may have had some influence
on the boy's action.
According to the mother Harry Smith
had everything a boy's heart could de
sire. He had a pony, a gun and a re
volver. He wore a wide-brimmed som
brero, and his father purchased one of
| the big, clumsy/ ; silver-mounted Mexi
can saddles for-the pony.' Thus equip
ped Harry roamed over the river bot
tom lands when he was not .at schoo.
and had little to worry his juvenile mind.
But there came'a time fast winter when
Harry was called upon to help to run
the dairy that his father conducts. He
was put driving a milk wagon for a
short time. The boy did not like this,
and frequently had disagreements with
his father. Mrs. Smith says. Recently
Harry came in for a good, sound thrash
ing at the hands of ids father. A week
ago Saturday he was bullying his young
er brother and he got another chastise
ment. Mrs. Smith says Harry frequent
ly lord her he was going away from
home to see the world. There was con
siderable excitement when the disappear
ance of the second "son of the Smith'
family became generally known and one
discussion of the boy's conduct was car
ried on between father and mother In
the presence of little ('-year-old Jamie.
At the conclusion the youngster startled
his parents with the declaration:
"Dus as soon as I dets big l*se doin' to
run 'way too, mama."
But Jamie. will be brought up to see
the evil of his brothers' ways, Mrs. Smith
says, and will at least remain at home
for several years. ' ■ ''
Proof That It Is. the Real Charm of
New Orleans Times-Democrat.
"I am convinced of the truth of the old
theory that the pleasure of smoking re
sides more largely in the sight than it
does in the taste," said a business man
of this city who recently underwent a
minor operation for granulated eyelids.
"I had to sit for three days in total
darkness, and being a confirmed smoker
I longed for the solace of a cigar. The
first difficulty I encountered was in get
ting a light, and I wouldn't confess my
helplessness until I had burnt off half
my mustache. Then I let my wife hold
the match, but I kept complaining that
the tobacco wouldn't Ignite. My wife
would assure me that it was burning
like a furnace, but I couldn't taste a
thing. One of the main pleasures of
the habit, although we don't realise it,
is to inhale the smoke gently and watch
it curl up into the air. I caught my
self straining after that sight a hundred
times, and there was an overwhelming
sense of something missing. Except
when I Inhaled the smoke It was abso
lutely impossible to tell whether the
cigar was going, so I got some cigarettes
and inhaled every one. But it was a
poor substitute. I felt Instinctively that
I was getting only a morsel of the old
delight. When they took off the band
age I grabbed my pipe with an avidity
that surprised the entire household. I
have been trying to catch up ever
-J-*3*^ brings me
Yes, we are all in one nation,
and have been so for over 100
years. But we never got so close
together as is now the case, when
the long distance telephone has
put all the country at the elbow of
every enterprising- business man.
It is no longer necessary to
write or telegraph. All that is
required is to talk and get an
answer then and there.
No. 358 Jackson Street,
Serves Meals for 10c. 15c and 25c. Every
thing first-class. T. B. McPherson.

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