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The schools will remain closed today.
Henry Scbade entertained his friends, yes
terday, at his Robert street emporium.
The Great Northern and the Northern Pa
cific trains were delayed yesterday by snow.
The Davidson lecture at the People's
church on Saturday night will bo to a
TheComo Avenue and Rice Street Im
provement union v.ill meet at the Twin City
hall tomorrow evening.
A barn at the corner of Van Buren and Ma
kubin streets, owned by Jacob Gratis, was
damaged by fire last evening to the extent of
$53. ' "fljp^BfJ^H
'Senator nucsmr.n arrived in the city yes
terday from his losing camps. He says the
season is very promising for an unusually
James;E.\Villinms, a shoemaker, aced thir
ty, was arrested >•<.•:•: lay by o<£cer Selirani
on a charge of stealing an overcoat valued at
§;;."> from a companion.
Division No. 7 A. o. 11. gives a social this
eveiiina: at ß o'clock, at Paul MartiiTs Opera
House. West Side, Tliis Division is noted
for its splendid entertainmettta,
Otlii'or ETrazer resierday arrested two abia
bodied laborers named J. C. Ryan and Prank
Devine, who were soliciting money from pe
destrians on East Seventh street.
Then will be a regular meetius tonight of
General Old Post, G. A. R.. and the Woman's
Relief corps in their hall, opposite postoffice.
Post meeting at 7:^o sharp. There will be
F. G. Bronsoa, of the register of de
flee, met with a painful aceidennt Wednes
day ni^h:. lie slipped on the pavement at
Uie cornet of Sibley uid Seventh streets and
dislocated his shonlder.
Tonights concert by the Beethoven String
Quartette, fit Westmoreland hail, will be a
very artistic event. The programme will be
especially enjoyable ami great interest is fcit
in musical circles over the outcome.
The boarders at the well regulated house
of Miss btovtr on Wabasha street were re
paled with an elegant course Thanksgiving
dinner yesterday that even surpassed the
hostess' reputation for holiday efforts.
Charles Bombard, hardware dealer of 433
Wabasha street, reported to the police yester
day that during the early hoars of the day
his store had been burglarized, and an old
fashioned bait broken open and £73 in cash
Minnie ( harlston, a colored woman, who
has js:;t Ivri: released from the workhouse,
was charged in the municipal cnurt yester
day with, stealing J33 the previous d:iy from
John ueusen T!» ease was continued until
Tbe California spread a magnificent
Thanksgiving dinner for its numerous
friends, yesterday. The menu was very ex
tensive nil i no delicacies known to this
grateful so;t>o:i were omitted. Col. Cleve
land did the honors.
Washington Lodge No. 74, K. of P., will
have an interesting time Monday nisht.
Grand Chancellor F. P. Wheaton and other
loil.e officers will be present. Officers
Will be elected and the rank of knight will Vkj
conferred in accordance with toe amplified
The compositors of tiie Globe yest?rday
presented Mr. and Mrs. V. M. Murphy, mar
ried Wednesday morning, with a splendid
silver tea set. The preseatati >n »vtis in;ideat
the residence of K. T. Uoffman, 388 North
Exchange street, the address in behalf of the
types beingmade by 11. W. Dennett.
Yesterday the formal opening of the skat-
Ing season was inaugurated by an immense
gathering at Tinoh's rink on the river, where
good music cheered the staters on to extra
exertions in accomplishing "outer edges,"
'Dutch roles."' etc. Among the most grace
ful skaters was Mr. and Mrs. Noble, nee Miss
Fannie Davidson, formerly of. this cit7.
J'oliee Officer Andy Cull last evening found
the store ot McGrath, the lailur, on ~Ea*i
Third street, cjiun, and the safe, which con
tained a sum of money, unlocked. The Key
of the front door was oa Ihe Inside of the
lock, and it \v:i> evident that the employes
had. in the cxeiiomeiu of Thanksgiving day,
forgotten to lock up the premises. The oflicer
Locked the safe and closed the premises
The comity school superintendents and
training school conductors throughout the
state will meet at thecaphol Dec. \.\ preced
ing the meeting of the teachers* association.
The Brst-numed m< eting will consider train
ing: school uud institute matters. If county
superintendents nr«.' prevented from attend
ing they \\':i\ bu requested to send in writing
their views in. on submitted questions.
Blanks for the reports of examiners will be
seniout giving explicit instructions as to the
qualifying of teachers.
At the Clifton— R. H. Myers, Chicago; S. S.
Mitchell, Milwaukee: W. B. Lusk, Peuns^l
vauia; L. P. Stroug, Chicaxo.
At the Windsor— S. D. Herry. Chicago: F.
E. Webster, Biddieford, Me.; George li
At the Sherman— C. 1). Warner. Cold water:
P. 1!. Mttlouey, Chicago; J. U. Courtney
OdelLlll. ; C. P. Miller, Chicago; T j Ains-
Jey. Elsrin. 111.
At the Clarendon— F. X. Benton and wife,
Chicago: 1., i. Leonard, Wnseca; P. ,1.
Bent::. Woousockets S. D.; W. A. Stein. Miss
Stein. Georgetown; Hedry Peig, At\vater;J.
C. Cooper and wife. Wlnona; H Morrison
White Earth; C. 11. Bakerille, Mtnot, 8. i>.
At the Merchants— W. L. Wheeler, DuhUh;
E. C. Rice. Maudfin. X. D. : Mrs. G. \V. Has
liugs, Manuette, _Wis. ; K. D. Ilimhes. E. R.
Mory. Larimore. N. D. : \V. Peeiniller, Fargo;
Henry Laycock, K. McDonough. Bau Claire;
Mrs. Charles Keith. Princeton; Col C. 11.
Brush, Pergus Palta.
Fi:ijij BETWEEN THE CAU3.
Horribly 3laiij;le<i Body of M. G.
Cormcy Found Near Calvary
Yesterday morning about 10 the hor
ribly mangled body of a man was dis
covered 0:1 the Great Northern tracks
near Calvary cemetery. Two lads who
were on their way to the country to
hunt were horrified by finding on the
tracks a human head. The lads fol
lowed a trail of blood stains in the snow
lor a quarter of a mile, where they
found the body mangled and cut almost
to pieces. The police officers at Hondo
street were at once notified, and the
patrol wagon sent to the spot where the
body lay. Coroner Qutnn was also no
tified, and lie ordered the remains re
moved to Dam pier's undertaking rooms
on Third street.
Inquiries showed that the unfort
unate man was Morton G. Cooney, a
brakeman, aged twenty-five, employed
on the Omaha transfer trains between
the Twin Cities. Conductor Grinnell.
of the train on which Cooney worked,
stated that when be arrived at East St.
Paul lie missed the brakeman and sup
posed he had been left behind at Minne
apolis. The supposition is that Cooney
fell ween the cars while the train
was going at full speed and was in
stantly tailed. The coroner will hold
an inquest today.
Cooney was a single man and resided
Last Wednesday evening the friends
of Miss Mattie Cole executed a clever
Burprise party on that young lady at her
home. 63 Fiilmore avenue. Averypleas
ant time was spent with dancing, games
and card playinc. J. Powers, assisted
by Miss Bert Cole, endeavored to show
those present how to dance a clog, and
they succeeded admirably. Among
those present were Misses M. Cole. A.
Yoerg, Lacroix B. Cole, Cliff Patterson,
Mi lon Boyington.Mrs. Prior.Mrs. Grady,
Misses llealey, Crishmn. Tel ford, Light
bourne, Johnston, Downie, Treanor,
U'Halloran: Messrs. Powers. Coffee,
Fahey, Doherty, Watson, Le May.
Hagerty, Kelley, Mallory. Charltou. Gir
ard. Milon, Hill, Jliland, P. Le May.
flurke, Mathien, Keid, G. Fahey and
Standard Club Gayeties.
The Standard club celebrated Thanks
giving by a whist party at their club
rooms last night. The bead prizes of
cut glass and silver were won by Miss
ll'.i/ and E. Moch. Miss Weiss and
$Ir. Gulterman captured the second
prizes. After the whist party, 100 peo
pie danced in the hall above stairs, and
v midnight an old-time Thanksgiving
iluner was servtdi
PRAISE AND PLEASURE
Joyously Blended in tha Cele
bration of the Turk3y
The Giver of All Good Piously
Remembered in tha
And the Good Thing's of Life
Carnally Enjoyed There
How the Day Was Spant
With Its Varied Enjoy
The people of St. Paul believe in cele
brating Thanksgiving' day in the good
old way. Yesterday hardly a business
house in the city was oj>Ba a: anytime
during the day. At the morning serv
ices in th 3 churches of the city there
was an unusually lar^e attendance.
The people severally felt that they had
a great deal to b3 thankful for this
year, anil their actions were molded ac
cordingly. There were n.) -boisterous
jubilations, and the one quiet holiday of
the year passed oS as it should. Busi
ness cares were laid entirely aside, and
every man felt just a little more kindly
toward the world than had been his
wont during tha months previous.
At tiie hotels there were compara
tively few travelers. but these, like the
permanent quests, were well cared for
by their busts. At the Windsor, the
Clarendon, the Merchants, Sherman.
Ryan and many others of the
leading bostelries elaborate dinners
were set before their patrons. The
matinees at the theaters were
largely attended, as were the even
ing performances. A number of balls
and entertainments ended the day's
festivities and served io make the day a
memorable one in the lives <>£ many.
All in all, it was an ideal Thanksgiv
ing. Thejweatlier was just cold enough
to bring tbegiftw of health to tiie faces
of ali who ventured out and raise their
spirits to the proper level.
AT THK CHUItCHKS.
The Day Generally Celebrated in
a Religions Way.
Never before has the nation's day of
Thanksgiving been more generally ob
served in the churches of this city. The
true spirit pervaded every congrega
tion. In many instances congregations
of two or more churches, and of differ
ent denominations, united in praise
services. Tiii3 was particularly so of
the People's church, where the Plym
outh Presbyterian, the Pars Congrega
tional and other churches united.
The Christians of St. Paul worshiped
at the shrine of God in devout thanks-
Rivins for his bounty, and nevermore
earnestly, for never has that bounty
been more actual and pronounced.
Rev. E. P. lageraolC of the Park Con
grpgatioual church, at the union meet
ing in the People's church, took for his
text Eph. v., 20:
"Giving thanks always for all thinzs
in the name of Our Lord Jesus Christ
to (in.), even the Father."
"Grander than any monument to per
petuate the memory of noble deeds is
the monument we rear today," said he,
"for it is a nation's monument of
Thanksgiving, not to man. but to God,
It is the testimony of a free people that
there is a Father above us who hath
crowned the year and the years with
His -loving kindness. Thanksgiving is
an act of the soul which lifts its offering
heavenward, and has come specifically
to mean a day on which we recall the
meicies ot the year and to render to
God a joyous tribute of gratitude. It is
a day for family gatherings and grate
ful gladness, and for substantial minis
trations to the Door. But while the
day is a fit celebration of a great
truth, it does not till the demands
of God. nor give time and vol
ume for the son:; of the thankful
soul. Gather in the scope and spirit of
the Bible and you will have a continued
song of thanksgiving. Centuries ago it
was the boast of certain old monasteries
that the service of praise and thanks
giving never ceased within their walls.
Choir after choir in turn daiiy tilled the
consecrated place with sons:. Years
passed, men died, but the sons: ceased
not. As the lire upon the altar of Is
rael's temple was always burning, so
our God calls upon His church and upon
every soul to keep alive the (lame of de
vout, thanksgiving. Thanksgiving? It
is thanks living, too. The living of
our thanks is the test of our
son:rs. The multitude of a man's
mercies is not always the true
gauge of his thankfulness. We
are to Rive thanks "tor all things' 1 —
for personal blessings and common
mercies. Life, health and happiness
are His sifts. From Him are the air we
breathe, the earth we tread, the water
we drink, the dew of the night and the
twilight of the day. the bird song of the
morning, the vigor and brightness of
the noonday ami the quiet of the even
tide. The rich and the poor alike have
this "feast of fat things." The sun
shines for all. What a profusion of
bounty he has let fall upon fair Minne
sota, with her superb cities and bright
villages. Bounty, bounty, at once the
emblem and the minister of God!
Wonderful life-giving sunlight! Never
getting tired, the sun goes on pouring
out his lavish abundance upon the evil
and the good, as vital as upon creation's
Cl»rlfcl OSuirc-li Services.
The customary services, appropriate
to the day, were celebrated at Christ
church, with excellent music by the
vested choir. The sermon was by Rev.
Charles D. Andrews, the rector. After
an eloquent preface, Dr. Andrews said:
1 honor Thanksgiving day because it
is peculiarly an American institution,
because it fosters the sanctifying pleas
ures of home. The Thanksgiving din
ner has become quite proverbial in our
national speech and thought as synony
mous with family union and home com
ing. It is a time when everybody wants
everybody else to have a good Thanks
giving repast; a time when the spirit of
brotherhood is abroad, and the Tnanks
sriving turkey, with its well-provided
concomitants, iinds its way to the poor
man's door, the widow's cottage and the
orphan's home. In the asylum, in pris
on, in refuge or hospital, everybody is
made to feel that a little extra kindness
is in the heart of discipline: that the na
tion is keepins Thanksgiving day; and
all the good things speak a gospel" which
no word from human lips could speak
so well. 1 tell you the very sight of the
almost universal Thanksgiving dinner
everywhere calls back to human hearts
the precious memories of sanctities of
home. Youth comes back to the aged;
the long dreary path of life lades away,
and the landscape iills the vision. How
many familiar forms rise up around the
table spread on Thanksgiving: day.
Even against the luxury of modern
wealth the picture of the old homestead
is defined; you seethe grim old fireplace,
the fendersithe great brass and irons, the
blazing logs, the old mother in her high
backed chair, the stately form of the
old dignified father, the groups of broth
ers and sisters and visiting relatives,
and the old home is full of soug and
laughter and good cheer, for it is the
family gathering. Thanksgiving day
has brought together the delighted
household, and every sleiglf that drives
up to the hospitable door" discharges a
merry load to mintrie in joyous company
under the paternal vine and rig tree.
Ah, happy vision! home's sweetest
memories cluster about the day we
keep each year to tell us of the im
mortality of love. How vast is God's
compassion to make us households, as
shepherds fold their sheep, carrying us
iv His bosom, and leading us by' the
: TKE SAINT PAUL DAILY GLOBE: EPJDAY MORXIXG, NOVEMBER 27, 1391.
vales of Sycliar. by the wells of memory,
until we came to worship Him in the
green pastures and beside the still
waters of Paradise. .
Rev. Dr. Christie, pastor of the House
of Hope, preached an especially eloquent
sermon. The church was well tilled,
and the spirit of thanksgiving prevailed.
A union meeting was held at the
Dayton Avenue Presbyterian? church.
The sermon was preached by Bey. S.
B. Warner, pastor of the Oxford Meth
odist church. The congregations of the
Woodland Park Baptist, and the Oxford
Methodist united with the Dayton
The discourses, both morning and
evening, at the Pacific Congrega
tional church were given by the
Key. Joseph 11. Chandler, the pastor.
Rev. Thomas Merrill delivered a ser
mon before the congregations of Grace
Methodist church, of the Arlington
Hills Presbyterian church and the Burr
Street Baptist church. The services
were held in f.lie former church.
Rev. S. M. Crothers. of the Unity
church, preached to a large congrega
tion in the morning.
Rev. Lewis C. Sheafe held special
services in the morning at Pilgrim Bap
The Epwnrth Methodist church and
the Ninth Presbyterian church united
at the formers tabernacle, and the ser
mon was preached by Key. Dr. J. C.
Gillette, of the former church.-.
There was ■ Thanksgiving service at
the cathedra! this morning, with a ser
mon containing profitable reference to
the thoughts a id lessons of the day.
At the Christian chapel. Carroll street.
Rev. W. A. Foster pave an interesting
account of Thanksgiving.
In all tl!'! Episcopalian churches there
was a service, the Thanksgiviue office
being used, and sermons "preached on
subjects pertaining to the day.
Courts Gave Thanks.
The courts and county offices were en
liieiy deserted yesterday. The several
judges of the district courts are all men
with happy families, and they dined
witii thanksgiving aud contt»ntad minds
in their several homes. They are ail
men who hold i;\y the scales ot justice
with steadfast hands and decide tiie
equities with ciear and intelligent
They doubtless all feit thankful that
the past year had developed no&fng in
tin- line of duty for regret, and will to
day resume the ermine with feelings of
compassion for tiie unfortunates who
may have the wroiiii end of the scale
A SPbBNDID COXCKRT
Given by the Mendelssohn Quin
tette to a .licager Audience.
The appearance of the famous Men
delssohn Quintette Concert Company of
Boston attracted a fair-sized audience to
the People's church last evening, but
the lack of numbers was compensated
for, however, by the unbounded enthu
siasm lavished by those present on the
distinguished artists who appeared. It
is seldom that a combination is
seen where every .member is
not only an artist but also a master ot
the instrument he plays. Last even-
Ing's concert will be "long remembered
by those who were fortunate enough to
be present, for it was perfect in every
detail. Owing to the sickness of Eugene
Boi'gner, the violinist, his place was
filled by Max Dick, a young artist be
longing to St. Peter, and he. under
difficult circumstances, Requited himself
most acceptably. The concerted numbers
rendered by the quintet composed of Max
Dick, Ist violin. Max Adler and Thomas
fCyan, 2nd violins, Herman Diestel
and Paul Benneberg, violoncellos,
were given in perfect style.the phrasing
being most delicate and timing accu
rate. One of the prettiest gems ever
written for stringed instruments, an
intermezzo by Allan Macbeth, was
given last evening in so exquisite style
as to evoke a thunder of applause.
Herman Diestel gave a delightful ren
dition on the violoncello of a fantasie
on Kbssian and Irish airs. show
ing complete mastery of the
instrument in bringing out its deep
soul sterling tones. Paul Hennebenr is
• «i remarkable flautist and in his execu
| tion of a fantasie brifliante by Buehni
I held the audience spell-bound. Thomas
■ Ryan, who ranks as one of the ereatest
i clarinet players in the country.reiidered.
! with his old-time vigor, a romance and
rondo by \V. b r, ana was compelled to
respond to a vojiferous encore, giving a
i sweet and delightful rendition' of the
i quaint air "Robin Adair." Mis* Mane
i Barnard, the vocalist of the com
pany, is endowed with a most
powerful contralto voice of remarkable
I range and sweetness. Her execution of
trills and cadenzas show the perfect
vocal training she has received, and she
is without doubt one of the best con
traltos in the country. The company as
a whole is faultless, and the only regret
to be expressed in connection with last
evenings concert is that the engage
ment was limited to the one evening.
A SWELL GERMAN
Given by the A'otaries of Thai Dc-
The German club, that long estab
tablished and irreproachably correct
bulwark oi St. Paul society, Inaugu
rated its winter season last evening by
daiic.iiir a cotillion at Litfs hail. The
favors were exceptional iy pretty, the
cats with mandolins, the fans, photo
graph frames and other dainty trinkets
composing them b'.'inir selected in New
York by Miss Newport and sent to St.
Paul. The favor tab!.' was In charee of
Mrs. Fianrirau. Mrs. Bantam and Mrs.
Tarbox. Luther Newport led the co
tillion, and introduced some pretty ori
ental and military figures. In the'train
of dancers were:
Mr and Mrs. W. F. Feet. Mr. aDd Mrs. L.
K. Stone, Dr. and Mrs. J. H. Stuart. Mr. and
Mrs. A. B. Sibley. Mr. and Mrs. Alex Cain
cart. Mr. and -Mrs. Joseph A. Humphreys,
Mr. and Mrs. E. F. Glenn, Mrs. Paul. Mrs.
Linton, of Minneapolis; Miss Hancock,
Sturgis Spauldia^'. Miss Arm;trjnß,
Miis Stephenson, Miss Timberlake, Miss
Moore, Mr. aud Mrs. Leslie Maun, Miss
Knight. Miss Wauzer Day. Mr. and Mis. Tom
Scott, Miss Hodman, Miss Hall, Miss Hand,
Miss Mace, Mr. and Mrs. \V. T. Maxtield,
Miss Finch. Miss Gilrillau. Miss Forepaush,
Miss Taylor, Mr. and Mrs. O. L. Tay
lor: Messrs Blafcely, Dunn. McQuillan,
Read, Hewitt. Wright Siurgis. Ahem,
Charles Wright of Minneapolis. Burns,
rlait, Taylor, Patterson, Hand, Armstrong,
Archibald and Prince.
A PRETTY RECEPTION
Given by Mrs. John C. Bui litt-
Sirs. Auerbach Tonight.
Mrs. John C. Eullitt's Portland ave
nue bouse was prettily decorated
Wednesday afternoon with the favorite
flowers of the season, chrysanthemums,
on the occasion of a large reception in
honor of Miss Munger, of Duluth, and
Miss Thomas, of North Dakota. A large
music box concealed in the conserva
tory sent forth soft music during the
afternoon. Mrs. Bullitt received with
her mother. Mrs. Western, and was as
sisted by Miss Thomas, Miss Munger,
Mrs. Harry Rutherford, Mrs. George H.
Finn, Miss Gorman, Mrs. C. J. Snapp,
Mrs. S. A. Beech, Miss Western and
Mrs. CL L. Johuzton. The daintily
dressed table was presided over by
Mrs. S. A. Beech and Miss Western.
Miss Munger, of Duluth. is the truest
of Mrs. Bullitt, of Portland avenue.
Mrs. Maurice Aueibach entertains
this evening ia honor of her niece, Miss
Rodman, daughter of Capt. John hod
man, now stationed at Fort Assina
iiaie Block Fire.
The fire department was called last
evening at 9 o'clock to the Hale block,
on Jackson street, where flames tvere
seen issuing from the private apart
ments of Hercules Kittson and Richard
Bell, in the second story. The fire is
supposed to have started from the coal
stove in the front room, nad it not
been for the prompt appearance cf the
department the loss would have been
much greater. As it is the damage will
not reach over ?1,000, fully covered by
Why St. Paul Was Made the
Secret Service Headquar
The Northern Border Liter
ally Overrun With Bold'
Lake of the Woods and Raißy
River Alive With Buc
Uncle Sam's Remarkably
Weak Effort to Protect
Some time a^o the Globe published
an extensive article on the outrageous
lumber thieving: and lawless smuggline
going on in the northern portion of Min
nesota. Lumbermen sneered at this
and government officers ignored it; but
at last Uncle Sam's eyes are opened to
the extent of the rascality iroingon, and
will soon make a determined effort to
end it. A lew days ago it was announced
in t!:ese columns that on Dec. 1 the
western headquarters of the secret serv
ice would be removed from Chicago to St.
Paul, to be nearer the seat of the smug
tiliiuoperations. The move is well limed.
Few peopfe in the United States ate
aware that organized bands of smug
glers lurk upon the northern frontiers
and make a b isiness of cheating the
revenues of the government to the.ex
tent of vast sums annually. They are
not the swashbuckling smugglers of
o!tteii limes, with piratical beards and
armed to the teeth, living in caves and
ho'dius i brotherhood of blood. Ou the
contrary, they are a s'.'t of keen, shrewd
citizens, men who pass well in the com
numitv. who own houses and teams of
l;i>r horses. Men Upright in oibi-r re
spects, but who do not hesitate to break
the law of the land regarding customs
duties and who think they bare a per
fect right to gouge Uncle Sam out of
every <!oli;sr they can.
Their business is rendered possible
and profitable by the neglect of the
United States government to protect its
own— culpable, inexcusable neglect of
the government to provide the means to
prevent its own packet from being
picked of many hundred thousand dol
From the* Bed River of the North,
which forms the dividing line between
Minnesota and Nnrtii Dakota, eastward
along the boundary line of Minnesota to
the Lake of the Woods, a di^tancie of
about 100 miles, the United States gov
Olio 'loiiiitcd Oflloor
to patrol fie country and prevent smug
gling. The port of entry for this dis
trict is at St. Vincent, near the junc
tion of the tted Kivr of the North and
the international boundary line. There
are only two men stationed here, a
deputy collector and his assistant. While
one stays in theoffica the other is out
on patrol duty.
'1 he mounted ofticer goes once in every
twenty-four hours to a point fourteen
miles east. Probably once a week he
extends his trip to the Koseau river,
thirty-six miles away. The other sixty
five "miles to the Lake of the Wood* is
left entirely unguarded. It is rather \\w
Inhospitable country, and the govern
ment trusts to this fact for immunity
from smugglers. You can perceive
what an opportunity for smuggling ex
It would be impossible to find a coun
try presenting more natural advantages
to smugglers than does this section, it
would almost appear that the country
was made for their especial benefit.
Even the government lias contributed
to their safety by !<catin<i the customs;
thin in the most out of the way place,
ami advantageous— for the smuifgferf.)
Imagine a great stretch of prairie,
level as a floor, extending twenty-five
miles in every direction, the dull
monotony broken by frequent belts of
timber and thick brush, offering the
securest shelter and concealment. No
streams to ford, nothing to prevent a
quick trip with fast teams. over the firm,
roads of the hundreds of trails which
gridiron the prairie and wind In and out
among the timber and brush.
On the north of the boundary line
and within half a dozen miles three or
four Canadian towns along the railroad,
where Do questions are asked of outfits
starting for "thy States." On the south,
within six or eight miles, the Minnesota
towns of Halleck, Stevens and Argyle;
where railroad communication is "ob
tained with all parts of the state, In
the intermediate country a population
of Canadians, related by blood and po
litical ties, whose sympathies are with
At St. Vincent.
The United States custom house at
.St. Vincent is located in a hollow near
the Bed River, surrounded by timber
and brush, three miles south of the
boundary line ami five miles west of the
trails leading from the Canadian towns
to Halleck and the Minnesota towns
Smugglers drive a carsro over from
Emerson or Dominion City, unload the
contiabanu goods in the brush thr^e
miles east of the station, then drive on
to the custom house and report a few
trifles. I laving obeyed the law by re
porting they •■'lip back to the brush, load
m> and keep on down the trail. If over
hauled afterward they declare they
bought the goods on the American side
and go free.
There is probably not another custom
nouse in the world located eight miles
from the border or tue neighborhood
where the duties become due.
The custom house should be located
on the open prairie, where the trains
leading to the South cross the Canadian
line. The officer has to ride five miles
before he strikes the trails used by the
Another Favorite Place
for smu2glers is the Lake of the Woods.
The northern end of the lake touches
the Canadian Pacific railway at Rat
Portace and is in Manitoba. The south
ern end washes the Minuesota shore,
and is connected with Rainy lake by tke
Rainy Lnke river, a stream navigable
for steamboats, and which here forms
the international l>onndary.
The United Mates has a customs offi
cer at the point where Rainy Lake river
empties into the Lake of the Woods.but
he is a useless fixture, for the steamboats
and smugglers' canoes simply follow the
Canadian side of the river, eighty miles
east, to Fort Francis, where there is no
At Fort Francis, which is the head of
navigation, everything is "wide open"
on the American side. There is no re
straint whatever. There is a large
amount of commerce on the waterways,
and no questions are asked about car
goes destined for the United States.
Prepared opium, which is dutiable at
the rate of |1S per pound, is unloaded
from the steamer, packed in Indian
canoes and transported up Rainy Lake
river to Yermillion river, thence to Ver
niillion lake and across to the town of
Tower, Minn., which is the terminus of
the Duluth & Iron Range railway. No
attempt is made by the United "States
government to prevent it.
From Fort Francis to Lake Superior,
a distance of 359 miles along the great
est smugglers' highway in the world,
there is not one United States customs
officer to be found.
The Lake of the Woods is dotted with
hundreds of small islands with wooded
shores and separated by deep, windiug
channels. Many of the* smugglers live
on these islands, and when not running
a cargo of contraband goods they en
gage in the fisheries industry, which
The smugglers of the Lake of the
Woods and the Rainy Lake river are
half-breeds, Indians and French Cana
dlans of tha lower order. They aro a
brave. reckless set, and very happy with
the trisrger. The Canadian government
keeps a detachment of mouuted police
with canoes at their oummand in the
neighborhood, and by their vigilance
prevent the smugglers bringing whisky
or American goeds over the Canadian
border: but, of course, they cannot pre
vent the stnugeling of merchandise
from Canada across the border into the
Along North Dakota.
The North Dakota frontier is a little
•better protected, but the force of men
'employed in the duty is ridiculously
small when the great area of country is
-considered, and is entirely inadequate
for the necessities of the case. The
bulk of the smuggling done from Mani
toba into the (Jailed States is carried on
upon the North Dakota frontier.
The officers on duty will tell you that
very little smuggling is done. Well,
.they are sim-ere in that belief. Cana
dian officers, however, aud the Canadian
mounted police will tell a different tale.
.They know that many a lovely cargo,
'the segregate duty upon which would
be a /cry considerable drop in the
bucket recently emptied by the late
ibillion dollar Congress, is hustled across
the Dakota prairies after nightfall,
when the smuirgiers know ttiat the sol
itary American patrolman is at the
other end of his fifteen mile beat.
The first custom house in North Da
kota, after you cross the Red River of
the North from Minnesota, is Pciubina.
This is a station on the branch ot the
Northern Pacific railroad, which runs
between St. Paul and Winnipeg. The
custom boose is at the railroad depot, a
few yards from the Cattail ian line. The
force ■ at present consists of a deputy
collector of customs, two assistants, an
immigration inspector and a mounted
patrolman, who rides west toward
Heche. Special Agents Stone and Day,
of the Chicago custom house force, are
also stationed there temporarily, look
ing out for opium and Chinamen.
. Every incoming train from Canada is
boar-Jed at the-linc by the officers, who
make an examination of the - coaches
and the passengers" bhggage. Every
thing moves alotiz smoothly at this
point. It is very seldom any one tries
lo smuggle right under the collector's
-When a carao is to be run into the
United States the operators simply
leave the tiain at some station north of
the line and drive around Pembina at
night, boarding the train again at one
of the lower stations the next day.
Over at >i cche.
About seventeen miles due west of
Pc in bin a is Neche. This station is on
the Great Northern railroad, a mile or
more belo.v the Canadian line. The
country between Neche and P.embina is
a beautiful prairie, with numberless
trains crossing it from the Canadian
bonier to the lower countries. One offi
cer patrols these seventeen miles of
smugglers' paradise— one lone. man.
jogging wearily along night and day,
ing to protect the revenues of a great
country from a gang of shrewd, ener
getic law breakers who have fleet teams
and dozens of men to watch and wait
and strike when the opportunity comes.
There are many settlers along the
route who not only advise their friends
of the movements of the loin; patrol
man, but who will lend friendly shelter
and ?. helping hand to hoist the cargo
into a haymow in case of dire necessity.
The next fifty-five miles to the west
ward is pretty much the same country
and conditions. From Neche to Wal
halla. a distance of twenty miles, there
is one mounted patrolman. From Wjil
lialla to Elkwood, twenty miles, one
■mounted patrolman. From Elkwoo.i to
St. Johns, fifteen miles, one mounted
patrolman. St. Johns is the terminus
of one of the branch lines of the Great
Northern railway, and the patrolman
lias to give considerable of his attention
to affairs immediately in the neighbor
hood of the station, winch leaves a tol
erable field for the smugglers on the
Bottineau, thirty miles west, is also
ilia terminus of 'a branch of the Great
Northern. Bottine&n is at the base of
the Turtle mountains. Between Botti
neau and St. Johns lies the hardest and
most dangerous country, yet the best
country for the 'smugglers. This sec
tion has long been a kind of Botany Bay,
where fugitives from justice have con
oregated ready to step across the line at
a uiomcn'.'s notice. To while away the
time and make a living they have en
gaged in smuggling, doing a nice little
business in that line, especially in han
dling prepared opium, vhich is the
most profitable cargo run.
BIG MASONIC WEEK
Important F.vents Srhosluled for
Scottish llites Undies.
Next week will be an important one
in Masonic circles in St. Paul. Every
•lay this week there will be convocations
in the ancient and accepted Scottish
rite bodies of the Southern jurisdiction
of the United States. Damascus Com
m.indery will meet Tuesday and
elect a large number of candi
dates for the rank of Knights
Templar. The work of conferring the
degrees on elected candidates will be
done Friday. On Tuesday Ancient
Land Mark Lodge No. 5 wiil confer the
third neirree. The work of the Ancient
ami Accepted Scottish rite b»»dies is
outlined .is follows: On Monday the
fourth, fifth and sixth degrees will be
conferred in full form upon twenty-two
candidates; Tuesday afternoon the
ninth, tenth and thirteenth degrees will
be conferred; Tuesday night the four
teenth degree will be conferred;
Wednesday eveninsrthe fifteenth degree;
Thursday "the eighteenth degree; Fri
day evening the thirtieth dtirree and
Saturday morning the thirty-first and
thirty-second decrees will be "conferred.
A St. Paul Clothing House exclusively
owned and controlled by St. Paul men.
Such is the old reliable Boston One-
Price Clothing House on Third street.
ST. PAUL. IS IX EARNEST.
A Great Attendance at Tomorrow
Evening's Meeting Needed.
Tomorrow evening a meeting will be
held at the chamber of commerce to set
in motion the machinery that will se
cure the Democratic national convention
of next year for St. Paul. It 13 unneces
sary to urge the importance of this
meeting upon the citizens of St. Paul.
The fact that there is every probability
that the convention can be had if the
proper inducements are held out,
ought to nerve every one to do
their very beat to secure it. There are
already many thousands of dollars in
sight and the sum required can easily
be raised. But the fact that the people
of St. Paul are in earnest in regard to
this has been questioned ought to secure
the attendance of every good citizen at
Saturday evening's gathering.
At 7:30 this evening Rabbi Hess will dis
course on "A Sister's Unwarranted Jeal
.. In Regard to Catarrh.
Ist, It is a Constitutional Disease; and
;ii 2d, It Requires a Constitutional
These two facts are now so well known to
the medical fraternity tnat local applications,
like snuffs and inhalants, are regarded as at
best likely to give only temporary relief. To
effect a permanent cure of catarrh require? a
constitutional remedy like Hood's Sorsapa
illa, which by purifying the blood, repairing
the diseased tissues, and Imparting healthy
tone to the affected organs, does give thor
ough ana lasting cure.
"I want 10 say that Hood's Sarsaparilla is a
permanent Cure for Catarrh. After suffering
with catarrh in my head for many years I
was requested to take
and after using three or four bottles I am
healed of the most annoying disease the
human system is heir ti." P. B. Stout
baerldan, led. i
Wabasha, Fourth and Fifth Sts.
Reliable advertising of
reliable merchandise at re
liable prices. Lowest prices,
not for one or two days, but
for every day in the week.
On these grounds we seek
the trade of the intelligent
We have two special lines
of genuine "Jouvin" Kid
Gloves, 4 and 5-button
lengths, in newest street
shades (including Pearl
Per pair. Standard price
in the United States, $2.00.
Every pair is warranted to
be a genuine ' 'J ouvin'Glove,
the best in the world be
yond all question.
Ladies' Irish Linen Hem
stitched Handkerchiefs, */£
and J^ -inch hem, put up
specially for us in handsome
Per box containing a half
Our Own" Warp
Black Henriettas at special
SI. 15 Quality at 51.03.
51. 23 Quality at 51.04.
51.50 Quality at 51.27.
51.60 Quality a. 51. 35.
$1.75 Quality at 51. -17.
$2.00 Quality at 31.07.
$2.25 Quality at 51.87.
§•_' s') Quality at 32.13.
S-.73 Quality at 52.37.
53.00 Quality at S-. <-'>•_'.
We claim they are the
best in the world, without
any exception. On this
plain statement we stake our
reputation — the reputation
earned by years of truthful
In order to make room
for holiday goods, which
are coming every day, we
have reduced the prices of
our Children's Hats and
Bonnets to just one-half.
Seal Furs at moderate
and reasonable prices. This
may have a strange sound.
You may have read hun
dreds, yes. thousands of ad
vertisements which preached
of nothing but advance in
Sealskins. Now it is true
that Seal Furs are a little
higher than they were some
years ago. Since then,
however, the styles have
changed. Shorter crarments
have sprung into fashion,
and these 28 and 30-inch
Jackets cost no more than
did the longer ones some
years ago. At least, they
cost no more here.
We sell a very good Alas
ka Seal Jacket, London dye,
full 28 inches long, at
$ 1 68. 00.
This, of course, is a spe
cial price. The real value
And we have a line of
Genuine Alaska Seal Jack
ets, London dye, 30 inches
Worth at the lowest retail
Some of the very best
Jackets we have in stock,
and they are as good as any
in America, are only $250.
Better fur cannot be bought
at any price.
We are particularly strong
in Astrachan Coats and
Jackets of finest qualities.
We know the prices are
right. We have been told
so hundreds of times by
buyers who shopped all over
town before making their
And we carry a large line of Muffs of every
name and kind. No, there's one kind we
don't carry— we don't carry any of the mean
Fur Muffs that retail ail the way from L's to
47 cents. Ko room in our tirst-class stock for
Mail orders receive our
Field, Mahler & Go
We will place on sale Friday
Three Special Bargains
In Fine Bright Dongola Kid Button Shoes.
Igv-..' nr > fin tJ -" m — i- ■
I %* % An excellent, well made,
it %^^k perfect-fitting, all solid
m l^^%St leather Shoe, suitable for
ll^^^^ttllk. general wear. Price, $2;
ll if^SC regular value, $2.50.
£ / &-• s§t ; * !N"O. 2.
% h>- 1 The best and most per
R y- i feet Shoe made for the
M w 'm. money. Very stylish,
M X^ easy mtlng and comfort
m. able ' Price ' $ 2 - 50 » equal
to many $3 and $3.50
v! ! 11^2?%^ 31^^^ Shoes sold elsewhere.
1 hot*- tst^> o= t
f"- 5y I An elegant and perfect
fcrf'* - 3 fitting Shoe, in plain toe
J£v \ or patent tip, opera and
Jw A^pi % common sense lasts, suit-
M %?T }M able for dress or general
J^O^ jJ wear. Price, $3; regu
<^ j^p lar value, $3.50.
Special sale of Ladies' Extension Sole Street Boots, $3,
$3.50 and $4. Gents' Cork Sole Shoes, $3.50 and $5. Hy
gienic Shoes, $5 and $8.50. Overshoes and Rubbers in all
sizes and styles. The best the cheapest. We have none
but the best grades. Lovering's Boys' and Youths' English
Grain Waterproof Coasting* Shoes, $2.50 and $3.
A Novelty Toy presented to each child with a pair
of Shoes this week.
C£TA«U crtislKU Shoe Cat. for Sale, | faetuied lor the Trade.
BBHTH£eHGEm s UL -lliP
A FEW LINES
Will tell you all you want
to know about our Boys'
Knockabout Suit for $5. It
I is a cheap thing- to say that
a thing is cheap, but they
represent a saving- of ten or
fifteen per cent to every pur
chaser. As to competition,
it is nonsense to talk of it.
Competition is not in it. If
there is any underselling to
be done we propose to do it
ourselves. And when we
talk of competition we don't
mean local competition; we
mean competition here or
elsewhere, and we do not
draw the line anywhere be
tween the Metropolis and
Boys' Knockabout Suits,
Boys' Cape Overcoats, $5.
Boys' Caps and Under
Every Boys' Garment
worth exactly what we ask
Mail orders solicited. Catalogue free. Goods
tent on approval.
One-Price Clothing House,
tAf_~tl >■ INSTANTRE.
WR 3 X MH 3 1 JLiEF * Cure in
SB fa fill BWiflelß 15 days; never re
fffUiltl niUltturus. I will send
(sealed) CD EC to my felwiv sufferers a pre
cription FULL to enlarge email, weak or
gans. A sure cure far Emissions. Lost Man
hood, Nervous Debility, Varicocele, etc. Ad
dress, with stomp, L.. S. Franklin, Music
Dealer, Marshall, Mick
DFonrtb, Fiftb & St. Peter Sts.
j. I Fosrtti,Fift!iS St. Peter St>.
ST. PAUL, MINX.
Prices Quoted Are for Friday Only
/hi f|f| FOR a beautiful edi
\ I I 161 tiou of Tenuyson,
AS ill Bvowiiing; Beii Hnr,
i 1 1 -ii I The Fair Got1 ' Lorna
t ■vw Doone, Marble Faun,
John Halifax, Bitter
Sweet, Kathrina, Lucilel and Famil
iar Quotations. Elegantly bound
i in Persian Leather Cover, with full
gilt edges, heavy laid paper.
I .Publishers price is 53.50; our low
I price, $2.75; special for Friday,
$1 A FOR the Florentine
/I #1 U edition of Romola. or
** &#ii the Marble Faun, in 2
T ■ iU voluraes ' bound in
aw full vellum, with
ure Illustrations. Publisher's
price, 56.25; our regular low price,
35.48; special for Friday. Sk4<B.
C\f\ I For Boys' H.i rd wood
|J f\Tf\ Clipper, heavy round
aIB I l\ eel spTius: runners,
U U \j lIJ size 12 ?oy, handsom
ww w*w est Clipper in the
city. iOiir regular
price, $1.48: special on Friday, 98c.
/SI |f- FOR Girls' Hardwood
I I I Sled, light and strong-,
V I II handsomely ornament
i 1 1 _1 if ed, made from best se
t " v Jected second growth
oak and ash, strongly
braced, all braces brightly plated,
half oval runner*. Onr regular
price, 81.58; elsewhere, §1.75; spe
cial Friday. $1.15.
/hf\ fl fl FOR handsome Pas
/ 1 1 U tel ?' i' 1 new design,'
\f Mil white and gold, frame
i J £_■ iJ U 28}^x24, heavy raised
T /ta " ww iMt. PictuVe stores
sell inferior pictures
To.? 5; cur low price, 53.95; special
on Friday, 82,98.
/h f" (\f\ FOR the new Parisian
i r\ § 119I 19 Colored Photographs,
k I M|| 11 new Florentine
. l iJ-illJ frame, 20x25. These
ieets, taken from life,
and are worth SI 0; our usual low
price is §7.98; special on Friday,
Fourth, Fifth & St. Peter Sts.
NT FtflTPtf Ph.D., Analytical and
. illinfiiili Technical Chemist.
Office and Lab., No. 133 East Fifth street,
St.Paul, Main. Personal attention given
to all kinds of assaying, Analyzing and
Testinff. Chemistry applied for r.51 arts
i and manufactures.