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SAINT PAUL. THE NORTH ST. PAUL MURDER Price, Having Sobered Off, Changes Somewhat His Story of the Crime. Charles Price, who murdered his pal, John McAllester, near North St. Paul Buuday night, was taken to Stillwater, with the body of his victim, on the 4:30 train yesterday, The murder was committed committed just within Washington county, mid the inquest and trial will be held at Stillwater. The inquest will take place this afternoon, aud the trial probably next October. Price, Bince he has sobered off, has changed his story somewhat. He noAV denies that McAllester told him that he had $600. He places the sum variously at $12 or $15 and at SCO. He also says that McAllester was on his feet when he drew his pistol, and that he, (Price) struck the weapon from his hand. McAllester then sprang at him and was knocked down with the pick. HAS A RACY TINGE. Heavy Realty Owner Charged With Seduction. The nuptials of Aqniiine Brenner have been indefinitely postponed. Brenner is a native of the Alps, and was to leave last night for his beloved fatherland to bring back with him the darling of his heart. But fate willed otherwise. The edict which spoiled his dreams of matrimonial bliss came in the shape of a warrant for his arrest for the alleged seduction of Miss Josephine Huebner, of St. Paul. He was arraigned in the police court yesterday and was bound over in the sum of $t>oo, which was promptly forthcoming. Brenner is a heavy real estate owner, his holdings iv St. Paul aggregating almost $100,000 in value. He" admits the intimacy with Miss Hnebner, but avers that he was not the sole recipient of her favors. This is denied by several respectable witnesses, who are willing to swear that she has always borne a good reputation, and is a deeply wronged woman. Got a Now Hall. The city officials of South St. Paul Vill move into the new city hall to-day. Last evening, at the meeting of the city council, a petition was presented requesting requesting permission to hold church services in the new hall. The petition •was referred to the building committee. The general routine business was cleared up and County Supt. Greenough's Greenough's report on schools was accepted. Sidewalks will be laid from South Park to the Union stockyards, and the officials officials were authorized to close the settlement settlement of $14,000 bonds with West St. Paul. City Attorney Schfool was in- Btructed to proceed against ex-City Treasurer .Lienau on a disputed assessment assessment of Union Avenue. Concord avenue avenue grading was accepted, and Bircher avenue was ordered advertised for assessment. assessment. NEWS IN BRIEF. Joseph Doe, the nine-year-old toy who ♦rent by the name of Melencon, was yesterday yesterday sent to the state school by order of the probate court. John Furlong has commenced an action against Cary I. Warren and Kobert G. Mc- Dowell to recover $1,522.67, balance on a promissory note. Kate Furlong has commenced an action against Cary I. Warren and Robert G. Mc- Dowell to recover $2,399.40, balance on a promissory note. The maivwith whom Officer Grady had his Bhooiing match last Friday was bound over to the graurt jury yesterday without ball. He Is a tough character. In the action of Josephine Koehner against A/quilla Bremer funds in the hands of the Germama bank have been garnished to satisfy satisfy a claim of $1,800. State Auditor Braden yesterday received the first county abstract of personal property and real estate. It was sent in by Auditor C. L. Doty, of Olmsted county. P The reserve fire engine is to be placed in the new stotion at the corner of Bedford and Beaumont Btireets until the regular engine for It is completed. This will be in two or three week?: • ? v The London and North West Mortgage Mortgage company has commenced an action aguinst Addie L. Keam, Alfred P. Keam, her husband, and others to recover $1,000 on a mortgage note. Observer Lyons last evening remarked: To-day will be the last of tne heated spell. There will be- a drop in the temperature tonight tonight and to-morrow will be cooler, followed by a few showers." John B. Clopeck, the man who was robbed While drunk last Friday by the man who ihot at Officer Grady, appeared in the municipal municipal court yesterday charged with drunkenness, drunkenness, aud was discharged. News was received in this city yesterday that Hon. Silas C. Hatch, formerly treasurer of Maine and the governor's counsel, brother of Col. Hatch, oi Eradstreets, had died at his 1 home in Bangor on Sunday. Bartholomew's Equine Paradox began the second week oi its engagement at the Newmarket Newmarket theater last night, with a good house In attendance. The audience was well pleased with the marvelous feats exhibited by the horses. A reception will be held on the stage at the close of Wednesday's matinee, matinee, when all who desire will be permitted to make a close inspection of the horses and learn something of the methods of training. The board of equalization held a meeting yesterday. The board raised the valuation ou lot 3,block 3, Whitney & Smith's addition, from 56,300 to $10,000; lot 3, block 4, from |7.200 to S12.O00; lots 4 and s, block 4,from 172,-100 to $74,130, and reduced the perlonal perlonal property valuation of Judge McMillan 16,250 on account of a mortgage assessment. This completed the work iv the First ward. »nd Friday the Second ward assessmeut will be considered. General Gotten was seen with his coal off »nd hard at work iti the district attorney's Dffiee yesterday afternoon, while special District District Attorney Baxter was reclining on a lounge, with the air of one chasing ideas across an enlarged vision. A Globe reporter suggested to Gen. Cotteu that it would be well to take up a permanent residence in St. Paul if he expected to prosecute prosecute the Twin Cities census imbroglio to the end. The general did not take with the idea and remarked that he did not desire such a contingency. *** -1 . — ■ ■ The Veterans' Route to Boston. The Baltimore & Ohio R. R. Co. offer the most attractive route to veterans veterans traveling to and from the encampment encampment of the Grand Army or the Republic to be held at Boston.commencing Aug. 8. In addition to the excellence of its train service, and the .magnificence of the scenery along its line, the B. & O. R. R. passes through many scenes; of history. : interest in the valley of ; the Potomac and -in close proximity to the battle fields of Gettysburg, Antietam, . South - Mountain, ■■ Winchester and , Harper's Ferry, also including ' a view of ashington, ashington, the Nation's Capital. - Excursion tickets . to Boston - will be sold via B. & O. R. R. at the offices of .all connecting lines throughout the West. mt . ; .. Saved by Telegraph Wires. - Milwaukee Wisconsin. "I have never been so happy before In all my life," said Henry Soulen, of 831 Tenth street, the father of a fifteenyear-old fifteenyear-old boy who fell from the \ fifthstory fifthstory window '. in the new insurance building, and was saved from a horrible horrible death by alighting upon a mass of telegraph wires. Mr. Soulen was talking talking about his son's escape, and although although two days have elapsed, his voice trembled with emotion. "I have just been over to the scene of the accident," he stated, "and consider that my boy's escape was simply wonderful. .- The wires upon which lie fell are not more; than a dozen in number." It appears that young Soulen did not tell his parents parents of his frightful experience.-"John experience.-"John reached homo Saturday evening," evening," said his father, "ate his supper, and acted as if nothing had happened. He thought he might as well keep quiet so long as he had not been hurt. In the evening my son Herman, who had read about the* affair while down town, rushed into the house, grabbed John in his arms, and thanked God that Ire was still alive. Then we heard for the first time of John's fearful experience." FROM THE GALLERY. A Witness of All Stage Decep- t ions in Their Baseness. New York Herald. I viewed "Der Gotterdammerung" from an exalted pinnacle the other night. I arrived late at the Metropolitan, and a 50-cent seat in the topmost gallery gallery at the extreme left of the stage was the best that I could obtain. To one in such a location, where only by leaning far forward in a most awkward fashion can even a glimpse of the stage be secured, the most elaborate scenic effects of the opera are almost wholly lost. But I made the pleasing discovery that the occupants of the upper tiers in one respect possess a decided advantage over those who sit on a level with the footlights. From my dizzy height I could see into various little secrets of stage mechanism which the Astors, the Gerries and the Iselins in their boxes could only vaguely guess at. There was the prompter first of all, whose score and twitching fingers were ever before me as he studiously followed followed the singers through the Wagnenau Wagnenau maze encased in his little prompting box. Then the niystery of the Rhine maidens' natatorial act became became to me almost painfully transparent. transparent. I had beheld these "weird sisters" several times before, but had never realized that it was just in that way that their graceful evolutions were performed. performed. They appeared nothing if not grotesque, grotesque, running backward and forward across the stage behind their flimsy screen and gesticulating in truly remarkable remarkable fashion. Had I not been aware of tneir purpose 1 could never have imagined imagined that such motions could have borne the faintest resemblance to swimming. swimming. It seemed to be rather a quaint dance, in which swaying arms and bodies, not twinkliug feet, had the bulk of the labor to perform. The practical utility of the tall tree that rises from the center of the stage in the scene near Gibichung Hall was also demonstrated, as it could not have been from any other coign of vantage. Its ample trunk affords, I learned, au admirable resting place for delinquent choristers. During the chorus of Guntber's Guntber's vassals I saw one sturdy singer, slip into its shadow out of view of all the great audience save myself and perhaps perhaps one or two others. Once hidden he deliberately drew a musical score from the scabbard in which his dirk was supposed to lie and fell to singing lustily lustily with the rest, following his notes with a studious zeal. For fully ten minutes he was thus out of sight, though not of hearing, and not until the exigencies of tne libretto demanded demanded aid he sheathe his music and quietly step out among his associates. The wheels of the skiff that bore Brunhilde down the Rhine revolved before before my eyes with a laughable obviousness. obviousness. I was literally seeing, as few others others in the great auditorium could see, "the wheels go round." Still another amusing feature of this Impromptu bypiay bypiay was the occasional appearance in the wings of a black-bearded gentleman in full evening dress, including a tall silk hat and a boutonniere of violets. At times he was so close to some of the singers as to fairly elbow them, and from my eminence he appeared to be in full view of the audience, though of course he must have been screened by tbe wings. The incongruity of a swallow-tail coat among the heroes of Walhalla was delightfully delightfully absurd, and with this added pleasure my enjoyment of this bird'seye bird'seye view of the opera was complete. WATCHING JOCKEYS. A Way Proposed to Make Good, Even Starts. Turf, Field and Farm. As every jockey in an important race where the distance is under a mile goes to the post with emphatic instructions to get off in front, the starter has plenty to try his patience where fields are large. Some jockeys hang back, in hopes of breaking through with a running running start, and others are continually in front. The field is scattered over a pood deal of ground, and the starter waits in vain for an opportunity to get it bunched before throwing the flag. The starts are straggling, and owners, trainers and backers are filled with disappointment disappointment and soreness of spirit. Two or three years ago the Finnegan invention— a start from the portable stalls— was tried at San Francisco and abandoned. A substitute for it has been suggested. Erect a high portable fence a few yards back of the starting line and compel every jockey to keep behind a mark drawn across the track. This will bunch the field and better enable enable the starter to punish the jockeys who cause trouble and delay. He will be relieved of watching the ones who hang bade, and with his eyes fixed on those who rush away in advance of the signal will know for a certainty who to fine and suspend. As a matter of course, wherever a device of this kind is used, the track will have to be made wide enough to ,allo\f all the horses to come abreast. The widening of the track will«ntail expense on some of the jockey clubs, but the question of expense expense should not stand m the way of improvement. The important matter is to give satisfaction to owners and the public. When a start is made away from the judges' stand a member of the executive committee should stand and officially note all that occurs. This will inspire general confidence. A Jealous Woman's Rage. Atlanta Constitution. For some time Mrs. Dyer, living near Pulaski, has been jealous of her husband's husband's supposed attentions to another woman. Yesterday morning she thought they were in the barn and set fire to the building. She stood in the door with a double-barreled shotgun to prevent their escape. They were not in the barn, however, and when Mr. Dyer's friends arrived on the scene they were prevented prevented from approaching the burning barn by Mrs. Dyer. The building was destroyed, with its contents. The loss is nearly $1,000. A neighbor's thresher, valued at $400, was burned. The American Girl Ahead. "Bob's" Letter iv Nashville American. The American woman is as far ahead of the English woman as the English man is above the American man. I don't mean in ideas about suffrage or anything of that sort, but she is more thoroughly au courant as to what is going going on in the world and herein the daily life is interesting. The exceptional exceptional Englishwoman, the bookish woman, is not pleasant in her appearance, appearance, aud seems to think that with learning dowdyness is compatible. I do wish that occasionally she would see, at her best, the American girl who can write a novel, dress well, manage a canoe, love her husband, adore her babies, aud know a little something about protoplasms. What Grief Can Do. Denver News. I once know a Universalist preacher in one of the Eastern states. He was a man of great intellectual power, aud his field extended over half a dozen states. While on one of his tours he received intelligence that his son, a boy fourteen years old and an only child, had been bitten by a mad dog. The father hastened home to find his boy chained In a room and raging with the fsver from which the victim awakes only in death. The boy died after many hours of the most excruciating suffering, and the next day the father's hair was white. From that time his nervous system was broken, and to-day he is an inmate of a mad house.