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INSURANCE MEN ARE INDIGNANT
AT THE ACTION OF THE
AS TO THE WIRE INSPECTION.
Defective wiring will then
DEFECTIVE "WIRING AVILL THEN
be paid FOR BAr the
ATTORNEY PHILLIPS? STAND
Is That the Fee System Ordinance
Opposes the Spirit of the
The dissatisfaction of the St. Paul under
writers with the delay of the council In the
matter of enacting an ordinance to provide
for the inspection of the wiring of buildings
was referred to in an account in yesterday's
Globe, showing how the council has handled
the matter, and explaining how it had been
delayed. The original ordinance, introduced
by Aid. Markham, made the chief engineer
of the fire department the inspector of electric
wires and authorized him to employ an as
sistant from month to month. The latter was
to derive his compensation from inspection
fees, to be collected by him. Speaking of this
matter yesterday, Col. J. C. Shandrew said:
"I cannot understand why this ordinance
was amended so as to transfer the duty of
wire inspector from the chief engineer of the
fire department to the building inspector. The
original ordinance was the proper measure, it
seems to me. It did not violate the charter
by creating a new office. It simply enlarged
the duties of the fire chief and authorized
him to employ an assistant from month to
menth. The latter was to be compensated out
of the inspection fees, which the chief of the
flre department, as electrical inspector, was
authorized to pay him. I fall to see the ob
jection to inaugurating such a system. All I
have to say is that if the city does not pro
vide for some system of official inspection, the
owners . of the numerous buildings that are
Improperly and unsafely wired will be heard
from soon. The plain fact is that the in
surance men will be compelled to raise the
rates on such buildings until such time as
they are properly wired. The simple question
then arises, would the owner of a $100,000
building rather have his insurance rate raised
from a basis of 25 cents to a dollar, or pay a
fee not to exceed $10 for official inspection
(In the Market House, 7th
Business Very Great !
Prices Very Little !
Prices Very Little !
Tomorrow will be some people's
"blue" Monday -we'll make it a
and offer to lovers of delicate, nutty
flavored aromatic Butter a rarely
fine article at
the pound. It's a very choice Cream
At 17 Cents
per pound we'll sell (in 5-lb. jars) a re
markably fine Dairy Butter.
At 17 Cents
per pound we'll sell a superb Dairy
Butter (in S-lb. jars) that ought to
fetch nearly double the money.
The Butter Climax
is reached in "Yerxa's Extra Cream
is reached in "Yerxa's Extra Cream
ery." (We're mighty careful about
placing that "Yerxa" brand upon any
thing that leaves our store.) Price
upon application and the price
won't shock you.
4n*k IS Bl ROB BBS 4G&. KEB
Fine Brick, per lb 10c
(For Monday's sale only.)
Strictly Full-Cream Cheese, per lb. 7c
Fancy Ohio Swiss Cheese, per lb. .13c
Fancy Budded Seedlings, per doz. .10c
Fancy Budded Seedlings, per doz. .10c
Large Fancy Budded Seedlings, per .
Extra Large Fancy Budded Seed-
lings, per doz 30c
Good Size Redland Navels, perdoz.2sc
Large Redland Navels,
per doz . ... i . . . ..... . . 30c and 35c
Extra Redland Navels,
per doz ,40c and 45c
Fancy 360's Lemons, per doz 12c
Fancy 300's Lemons,- per d0z.. .-. ."■. .15c
Good Messina Lemons, per d0z .... 8c
In greatest abundance and lower
priced than you expect.
Lusciously ripe, palatably ripe, are in
charge of a South American who has
planted and grown them. .
Yerxa Bros. & Co.
Yerxa Bros. & Co.
In the Market House.
and a certificate showing that his building Is
properly wired? The city council should take
some action in this matter at once."
Assistant Corporation Attorney Phillips dis
agreed with Col. Shandrew as to the power
of the council to pass an ordinance permitting
of the employment of an assistant inspector
who should be paid out of the inspection
fees. '■':£& . >■ ::'".*
"Such an ordinance," 'said Mr. Phillips,
"would be contrary to the spirit "of the char
ter. The moment you Institute the fee sys
tem, which has been abolished in our city
government, except in certain specified cases,
you in reality create a new oflice, and that is
specifically forbidden 'by the charter. The
original ordinance constituting the chief en
gineer of the flre department an inspector of
electric wiring and authorizing the appoint
ment of an assistant inspector to do the
work was valid to that extent, but If It pro
vided that such assistant was to collect In
spection fees, and to receive his compensa
tion therefrom, that would be creating a new
offlce, within the meaning •of the charter.
The ordinance contemplated that such as
sistant was to be considered a member of
the flre department and as such all fees
paid for Inspections made by him would ulti
mately have to be turned over to the city
treasury, and therefore could not be ap
plied to the payment of his salary.
"Now as to the amendment of the ordi
nance whereby the duty of wire Inspection
was transferred to the building inspector. I
recommended that change myself, because
I deemed that the inspection of the wiring of
buildings properly belonged to the building
inspector's department. It is the duty of the
department to extinguish fires. It is not ex
pected that it can prevent them. The fact
is that the appropriation for the maintenance
of the building inspector's department would
never have been cut down from $8,000 to
$5,900 if this ordinance had been foreseen.
As it is, the council will undoubtedly raise
the tax estimate for this department next
December, for the year 1897, j to . provide for
the employment of an Inspector of electric
wiring. This can be done without a doubt,
as the charter allows an amount not ex
ceeding $11,000 for the maintenance of the
building inspector's department.
SALVAGE CORPS RECEIAES.
Business Men Are Shown Its Quar-
ters and E«iuiitnient.
The members of the St. Paul Fire Insur
ance patrol celebrated the completion of their
new quarters yesterday by a public reception
and inspection of the building and apparatus.
the salvage corps was organized the 20th
day of last October. Five days later the old
vacant store at No. 217 Robert street was
secured for its accommodation and the work
of remodeling began by the members of the
corps, six In number.
In less than one month the work had prog
ressed far enough to allow a partial occupa
tion of the building, and on the night of Nov.
11 the salvage corps entered upon Its actice
duties. All the spare time of the members
has since been occupied in working toward
the end accomplished yesterday. From an
unattractive vacant store the members of the
salvage corps have evolved attractive and
commodious quarters, with facilities unsur
passed by any similar organization.
The patrol has demonstrated its efficiency
on various occasions since Its institution, and
it was with the idea of delicately compliment
ing the insurance men and the members of
the corps with their presence, perhaps, as
much as a desire to witness the practical
workings of the company, that Induced some
300 of St. Paul's most prominent business men
and city officials to visit the .quarters yester
day afternoon. The inspection lasted from 2
until 5 o'clock.during which hours Capt. Whit
mcre and his men piloted the visitors about
the building, explaining the use of the ap
paratus, spreading tarpaulins and illustrating
the superior advantages of the improved dry
ing room, where the blankets are hung on the
return from a fire.
During the afternoon the spectators were
frequently treated to - the sight of the light
ning standing "hitch," when "Buck" and
"Kid," the two powerful horses which haul
the heavy, red wagon, were fully harnessed
and champing their bits, ready for the start,
five seconds after the alarm was sounded.
At intervals during the afternoon the guests
were invited into Capt. Whitniore's office, on
the second floor, where easy chairs and
fragrant Havanas afforded a pleasant relaxa
tion after watching the exciting scenes in
cident to the "hitch."
To those who have not been inside the old
building since its practical and convenient
rearrangement, the place would be scarcely
recognizable. The outward appearance of the
building has been made attractive by an
arched doorway and given a neat coat of
paint, which makes a pleasing contrast to the
former dingy walls.
Twenty feet inside the double spring doors
stands the wagon, containing twenty-eight
tarpaulins and the equipment of the men. On
either side of the' wagon, within "jumping"
distance of the suspended harness, are the
stalls of "Buck;* and "Kid." The position of
the wagon and the arrangement of the stalls
give the salvage corps a decided advantage
over the fire department in "getting away,"
as the horses of the fire department are kept
in the rear of the engine house, and must
cover from 35 to 50 feet before standing under
In the rear and to the left of the regular
wagon stands the supply outfit, a one-horse
wagon, containing thirty extra tarpaulins.
The supply wagon only leaves the house in
case of serious or extended conflagrations.
Adjoining the main room is the drying room,
fitted with horizontal poles, extending from
end to end, for the accommodation of wet and
soiled blankets. An inclined floor, with a
drain in the center, appoints the room perfect
ly for its purpose. Again, in the rear of the
last named room Is the blacksmith shop, where
the horses are shod and the apparatus re
Capt. Whitmore has been supplied an office
in the immediate front of the building, up
stairs, where the reports and bi-weekly bulle
tins are kept. Directly behind the. office are
the sleeping apartments, . comfortably and
neatly furnished; also the bathrooms and
lockers. The rear of the second floor is util
ized for the storing of hay and feed for the
horses. The third floor is at present used as
a carpenter shop, but will, in the near future,
probably be fitted up as a gymnasium.
Col. Shandrew and W. H. Hart, respectively
president and secretary of the board of di
rectors, who officiated for that body yester
day, as well as Capt. Whitmore and his men,
were highly commended by the visitors for
work accomplished, and the institution of the
salvage corps declared a wise and judicious
Last Wednesday and Thursday Mrs. B. A.
Schultz's store, 412-414 Wabasha street, was
thronged all day with ladles, and many were
the exclamations of delight that could be
heard. The occasion was her annual spring
millinery opening, and it is safe to say that
her stock is excelled by none. Prominent
among the pretty hats was one called the
Gismonda, which is the creation of Mme.
Bernhardt, and is worn by her in the. cele
brated play "Gismonda." It is ail the rage
in Paris, London, and New York. Besides
this she has innumerable chic designs and
deserves a compliment for her enterprise in
securing such a complete and stylish stock. .
TO SWEEP THE ASPHALT.
Bidder-- Will Make Their Proposi
The bids for sweeping the asphalt streets
will be received by the board of public works
at 2 p. m. tomorrow. There are fourteen con
tracts In all, thirteen for sweeping the streets
and one for hauling away the refuse. Though
a few contractors have bid on all the con
tracts, only one contract will be awarded to
any bidder. There are nearly forty bidders in
all, and at 5 p. m. yesterday more than 400
bids had been submitted, and the chances are
that this number will be swelled to at least
500 before the time expires, tomorrow after
noon at 2. o'clock. At that hour the. office, of
the board of public works will be besieged by
an army of bidders, but the successful ones'
will not hear the good news until the board
has waded through the 500 bids.
Great Bargain* In Piano*.
Wo need the room and will sacrifice the
following second-hand upright pianos, the
coming week: »"- . ..".
One Bush & Gerts, cost $300. for $150.
" One Hardman, cost $150. for $225.
One Knabe, cost $450, for $225.
- One Stelnway, cost $600, for $250.
One Fischer, cost $325. for $175..
One Haines square, $35.
Cash or easy payments. Call at 414 East
Sixth street. ... — S. . W. j Raudenbush & Co.
Don't delay ordering while the assortment
is full. Now is the time to get the' best.
Oakes, Tailor, 132 East Fourth street.
THE SAINT PAUL DAILY GLOBE: SUNDAY MORNING, APRIL 5, 1896.
ALWAYS Itf A |«USS
GARBAGE PROBLEM PROMISES * A
RESTORATION OF ALL THE OLD :
DR. STONE REJECTS A BILL
FILED BY THE CONTRACTORS BE-
CAUSE THEY HAVE LEFT THE
AT THE COMMISSION HOUSES.
No Clause in This Yearns Contract to
Relieve Them From That Work, .
It is about time for a big fuss over the
perennial garbage problem, and one is al
ready in sight. Yesterday Messrs. Fielding
and Shopley, the garbage contractors, sub
mitted to the health commissioner their
bill for the month of March. Tlie amount Is
$1,a27.05, that being one-twelfth of the total
contract price, which is $14,725. Dr. Stone
refused to audit the bill, and transmitted it
to the city clerk's offlce with his reason
therefor indorsed on the bill. Hence trouble
is in store.
When the bill reaches the council without
the health commissioner's audit, Dr. Stone
will be called upon to explain. His reason
for refusing to approve the bill, as stated by
him, is that the garbage contractors have
failed to perform their contract, by refusing
to collect and remove garbage from the com
mission houses. The health department has
received numerous complaints from the com
mission men during the past month, inform
ing the department that their garbage has
not been taken away. . When Dr. Stone
brought the matter to the attention of the
garbage contractors, they are reported to
have taken the ground that they were not
obliged to remove garbage from the commis
sion houses. An examination of the con
tract, however, fails to disclose any excep
tion of this nature. It requires the contract
ors to remove garbage.
The misunderstanding over the matter
seems to have arisen because of the fact
that last year's garbage contract excepted
the commission houses. This was discovered
early in the season, when the commission
men came before the joint committee on
garbage with a protest against what they
regarded as a discrimination against them.
The garbage committee admitted that a
mistake had been made ln drawing the con
tract, owing to an oversight, but, as 'it
was too late to amend It, nothing could
be done to relieve the commission men. The
latter were assured, however, that the fault
would be corrected In the next contract.
Accordingly, when the present contract was
drafted, the committee was careful to pro
vide for the collection and removal of all
garbage in the city.
The contractors, however, say that they
do not understand that they are required to
collect garbage from commission houses. j
Assemblyman Johnson, the chairman of
the Joint committee on garbage, when spok
en to concerning the matter, said:
"I sincerely hope that this misunderstand
ing will be settled without delay, for the
whole city will suffer if the work of the
garbage contractor ceases for any appreciable
length of time, and therein lies the point of
my objection to letting one contract for the
removal of the garbage of the entire " city.
If we had a crematory within the city lim
its or near them, the city could be divided
into small districts and a contract let for
each district to as many different parties.
Instead of being obliged to haul the garbage
ten miles beyond the city limits, each con
tractor could take it to the crematory. Fur
thermore, if any contractor failed to live up
to j his contract, which could easily .be dis
covered when the work is confined to a small
territory, the council could declare it for
feited and award a new contract to another
Easter Shopping*- Trade Has Some
Within an hour yesterday afternoon, Pri
vate Detective Bullock arrested two shop
lifters at the Golden Rule department store.
Detective Bullock Is employed at the Golden
•Rule to keep a look out for the clever female
thieves, who ply their game during the busy
Yesterday his attention was attracted to a
middle aged woman, carrying a covered bas
ket and accompanied by a young girl about
seventeen years old. The woman's actions
excited suspicion, and when she began walk
ing about the shoe department the detective
kept close watch on her. In a moment, when
she thought no ' one was watching her, the
woman quickly put four pairs of shoes Into
her basket and sauntered up to the gentle
men's furnishing goods counter. Watching
her opportunity, a necktie was deftly re
moved from the stand and thrust into the
basket with the shoes. The woman and girl
then left the Golden Rule and proceeded to
Bannon's store further up the street. De
tective Bullock was after the pair, however,
and as they came out of Bannon's he placed
them under arrest. In addition to the goods
stolen from the Golden Rule, the basket then
contained three pairs of fine silk stockings.
Officer Pcrro was called and sent the woman
to the central police station, where she was
charged with larceny. ■ The girl was allowed
The prisoner gave her name as Mrs. AUce
Harrison, and said she lived in the country
twelve miles from St. Paul. " " -< '
Scarcely had Detective Bullock resumed his
station in the Golden Rule, when a handsome
ly dressed woman standing near the lace
counter was seen to slip a lace collar under
her cloak and start for the door. The de
tective stopped the woman and took her up
stairs, where a $5.50 lace collar was found
pinned -to the lining of her cloak. > The
woman paid for the collar and was not ar
rested. Last Wednesday two stylishly
dressed women, "wearing long seal skin
cloaks, were arrested at the Golden Rule on
the suspicion that they were shop lifters, and
upon being searched, goods valued at $35,
stolen from Schuneman & Evans, and a $15
dress skirt taken from the Golden Rule were
found in their possession. Each woman had
false pockets In her cloak and wore a sort of
harness arrangement under the outside gar
ment to which stolen articles could be at
tached without exciting suspicion unless
As in one of yesterday's cases both of
these women paid for the goods they had
stolen and were not placed under arrest.
Be sure and place your order for. a spring
suit with Oakes, Tailor, 132 East Fourth
REAGAN'S BANK ROLL. .
City Police Court Will Hare Anoth
er Chance at It. . ':■• '-'•'■
' Martin' Reagan was arrested by Officer Perro
yesterday afternoon for the third time in as
many consecutive days, for drunkenness.
Reagan was arraigned in the police court
Thursday morning for being drunk, and after
being severely lectured by Judge Orr was
fined $10. Reagan at first declared he had
only $3.50, and begged the court to accept
that sum in mitigation for his offense. Judge
Orr only said, "$lO or ten days, Mr. Reagan,"
when, to the surprise of the court, Reagan
took a money belt from around his waist,
flashed a roll containing $300. tossed Clerk
Conroy a $10 bill, and, smiling, blandly, left
the room. - 71yy-y ~^7 'll yyy-r.,;7y.-y:
In less than six hours Reagan was found at
the corner of Sixth and Jackson in a drunken
stupor. Once more he was sent to the central
fetation, and Friday he faced Judge Orr a sec
- "This is your second offense, Mr. Reagan, "
said the court, "and it will cost you just $20
in the coin of the realm or twenty days' hard
labor at' the workhouse. ' Which do you pre
fer?" '*I'll give you $10 and call it square,
Judge," said Reagan, tendering an X. The
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court told 'Reagan *he was not attending a
bargain sale and sent, him back to. the "bull
pen." . . ■-'■■-. «•• *-; :-.'■;
In a few moments Reagan came forth, smil
ing the same bland smile of the day before
and gave up a $20. bill for his liberty. .....
Yesterday Reagan was picked up by Officer
Perro on Seventh street, still in possession of
his roll and also a more exhilarating "jag."
It Is easy to see how, if Reagan's money holds
out and he persists ln satisfying his abnormal,
the work of the retrenchment committee will
have been a useless waste of time and money.
There are other ways of raising the city's in
debtedness, and Reagan will some day be
revered for pointing to one solution of the
problem. 0 *• 'ill.
DR. HAL Lq WELL DEAD.
Sudden Relapse "Yesterday Fatal to
a Popular Physician.
Dr. Willis E. Hall6*well,' who underwent an
operation for the removal of an obstruction
in the Intestines Thursday, died at the city
hospital l yesterday afternoon at half-past 12
o'clock. "? _■"■';■ "!l '■•'
Dr. Hallowell had been ill less than a year
and was not confined to l his bed until two
weeks ago. He was removed to the city hos
pital last Wednesday', and Thursday Dr.
Boeckman, assisted' by Drs. Vieregge and
Rcnz, performed the operation, by which .it
was ascertained Dr.' Harwell's death was
inevitable. The deceased was thirty-four
years old and leaves a wife and a boy six
years of age. '" "' .
Dr. Hallowell was 'a brother of George W.
Hallowell and Charles A. Hallowell, of the
carriage firm of E. M. Hallowell & Co.
The deceased was born ln St. Paul in 1862.
He received his early education in the public
schools of this city, and after graduating
from the high school pursued a medical course
at tho University of- Michigan. Graduating
from Ann Arbor in 1883, Dr. Hallowell went
to New York, where he practiced In Randall's
Island hospital for a year and a half, when he
visited Germany to perfect himself as a spe
Returning to St. Paul, Dr. Hallowell estab
lished a practice in this city, which he main
tained up to the time of his death. The de
ceased had been a member of* the city hos
pital staff of physicians for nearly four years.
The funeral services will take place at Dr.
Hallowell's late residence, 595 Ashland avenue,
Mcnday afternoon. The services will be con
ducted by Rev. J. W. Conley. pastor of the
First Baptist church,- of which Dr. Hallowell
was a member. t
GONE TO HER REST.
Death of Mrs. Anna Munch, a Well-
Knowu German of St. Paul.
On Thursday last occurred the death of
Mrs. Anna Munch, wife of Adolph Munch,
who was one of the early pioneer . settlers of
the state of Minnesota, and her loss will not
only be mourned by a wide circle of relatives,
but hundreds of friends as well. Mrs. Munch
was \ sixty-three years of age, was well and
favorably known among all the - German
citizens of St. Paul, and in years gone by
was active and prominent In all public and
private matters pertaining to the interests of
the German race of this city. Her relatives
were many, among them being her son, Emil
Munch Jr., clerk in, the railway mail service
and a coal and wood' merchant of East Sev
enth street. There are several others con
nected with the Bohn Manufacturing com
pany and other business enterprises of St.
Paul. No mother eVer Went to her final
home more sincerely mohrned by her sons
and relatives than did Mrs. Anna Munch, and
in that home she will peacefully await the
great family ' reunion •' of •"- the future. The
funeral occurred Saturday afternoon from the
late residence, 653 East Fifth street, and was
largely attended by all who had known and
loved her during life. K-;V V
CLAPP DOUBTS A REPORT.
He Doesn't Believe England Is In-
An Associated Press j telegram from New
York, received by the' Globe last night,
says: "A special to the . Herald from La
Guayara, Venezuela, .says: A British expedi
tion has left Georgetown, Demerrara, to es
tablish new stations on the Cayuni, west of
the Schomburgk line, and to open a new
road to the Yuruan as & protest against Ven
ezuela's big grant to American capitalists In
the gold country at the -mouth of the Orinoco.
This grant also includes, important navigation
and commercial privileges. Several engineers
have arrived here from New York to explore
the grant." ~y
Gen. Moses H. Clapp, counsel for the Don
ald Grant interests in Venezuela's concession
to the American capitalists, was shown the
foregoing and asked if any of this land would
be affected by the reported advance of the
British west of the Schombergk line. Gen.
Clapp replied that it would. ...
"The concession to the Americans," said
Gen. Clapp, "extends to the eastern boundary
of Venezuela, wherever that may be. Yen-
ezuela claims that it reaches as far* east as
"the ' Essequibo river, ' while England Insists
that it extends only to the Schombergk line.
The territory lying between these two lines,
however, is of trifling extent. The gold mines
are located ln the southeastern portion of the
concessions, but west of the Schomburgk line.
If it is true that the British have sent out
an expedition for the purpose of establish-
ing stations west of the Sschoinburgk line, the
gold country might be. invaded. But I am in-
clined to doubt the truth of the report, Inas-
much as England has taken steps towards
CITY MONEY MATTERS.
CITY MONEY MATTERS.
Aldermanlc Claims Committee Dis-
cusses - Salaries.
The committee on claims of the board of
aldermen considered at its meeting yesterday
afternoon the claim of Mrs. Martha Stlckland,
the matron of the small-pox hospital, for
services rendered from March 11, 1895, to Dec.
31, 1895, at the rate of $50 a month. The
claim is now in the form of a resolution,
which has already passed the assembly, rati
fying Mrs. Stickland's employment as matron
of the hospital between the dates mentioned.
It is coupled with another resolution, employ- !
ing her as matron for" the year 1896, at the
same salary. Aid. "Markham deemed the com-
pensation too high during a period when no
small-pox was ln existence. The resolution
was referred to a subcommittee, consisting of
Chairman Montgomery and Aid. Krieger and
Wolf. * «' » , *-"- y
| The resolution from the school board, asking
permission to transfer the sum of $6,ooo, which
has accumulated ln th,e teachers' fund, through
the practice of economy, to the free text book
fund, was referred , to the chairman, Aid.
Krieger, Comptroller. McCardy and the corpo-
ration attorney, ;. who ■■ will confer with the
school board. Comptroller McCardy, who was
sent for, said that ha. had, jno knowledge that
there was any 'surplus in the teachers*
salary fund, and even if t there were such a
surplus, that the saying would be applicable
to paying the teachers' salaries in the sue-
ceeding year. - . x 5. ■ ■■ 3.
- AN ENGINE.
Burglars Took All the Brass Off a
Machine. ' • .
Burglars entered the warehouse of the Dia
mond Jo Transportation company, at the foot
of Sibley street, Friday night and secured prop-
erty valued at $100. The thieves secured an
entrance to the warehouse , by . prying open a
door on the side of the building facing the
river and ransacked. the room at their leisure.
.At this season of the year . there Is little of
value in the store - room, and the burglars re-
ceived little pay for, their venture until they
encountered a valuable; hoisting engine,: which
had been stored In the building during the
winter. Wrenches and hammers were found
in the tool chest,, and with these implements
the thieves took the' engine to pieces, breaking
many of the finer parts.. Everything that re-
sembled brass the burglars carried away. Not
a screw or a bolt was left. When the state of
j affairs was discovered yesterday morning the
police were notified of the robbery, but have
not as yet traced the missing portions of the
engine. .... ._ ly^y .... - ....._.
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The New State, Capitol.
In the Sixth street! "window at Mannheimer
Bros.'; Is exhibited— through the courtesy of
Cass Gilbert, architect— the original drawing
of tho new Minnesotatcapitol building. This is
the first [ time the wir*^; has . been on ex
| hibition, and It is attracting a great deal of
attention. . y ju '.A. -•:•■'■
'*_ -■* I*. '■■-■ tt--'-- ■
Order now, and halve yo*?tr suit ready when
• you- need it. * Oakes,*;.Tallc*tf\ . 132 East Fourth
street;.; • yll-l?.y*:,:z 777...; yy... .-'-y ,
THE LOVERING SHOE CO. 1
Are Selling Shoes these days to beat the band. The surging crowds of women JS
gj Are Selling Shoes these days to beat the band. The surging crowds of women JC
§and children that crowded the store on Saturday afternoon was perfectly wonderful. 55
S The Prices Did if ... . s
7 2 Only two more weeks to close out the stock in. The prices will be slashed ©
J? beyond compare. Only one price. Your price will be ours, and our price will be ©
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TRADE WITH WES
A DANISH AGENT SAYS MERCHANTS
HERE ARE SLEEPING ON OP-
YANKEE LABELS IN FAVOR.
YANKEE LABELS IN FAVOR.
T. SOEGAARD SAYS THE DANES
HAVE A HANKERING FOR
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CHANCE FOR THE NORTHWEST,
CHANCE POR THE NORTHWEST,
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In His Opinion, to Increase Its An-
In His Opinion, to Increase Its An-
nual Exports by the Sum of
There Is registered at the Ryan hotel an
agent of the Danish government in j the person
of T. | Soegaard, who is investigating matters
of traffic and transportation for the Danish de
partment of foreign ' affairs.- Mr. Soegaard
hopes to materially Increase the export busi
ness of Northwestern millers and manufactur
ers. He believes that the average American
business man does not appreciate the oppor
tunities for a large and profitable trade that
are offered by the combined Baltic countries.
"Copenhagen," explained the Danish agent,
"is the center of all the Baltic trade. It Is
one of the five Important ports of the world
that have a depth of thirty feet of water up to
the very wharves. Only one other Baltic port
has even twenty feet, and that's St. Peters
burg. Besides, there is scarcely any tide
whatever at Copenhagen. No, in every direc
tion He seaports but a short distance away
that handle a vast amount of traffic. To the
Northwest Is Norway, and England Is not far
beyond. To the north is Sweden. It's merely
ten or twelve English miles to Sweden.
Steamers leave Copenhagen for the Swedish
coast every hour of the day, and there's a
great ferry boat that carries about twenty
four freight and passenger cars between Den
mark and Sweden several times a day. At
long Intervals it happens that navigation for
steamers is made difficult, but not blocked, by
Ice for a week or two in the middle of winter.
At other times the land-locked Baltic Is like
a lake, and vessels can pass freely from Copen
hagen not only to Sweden and Norway, but
up the gulf to Finland, east to St. Petersburg
and several other Russian ports and south to
the great German empire. The free port of
Copenhagen has but recently been completed.
It cost about -$6,000,000, or 22,000,000 kroner,
and was a big undertaking for a country with
a population of only 2,500,000. To transact
the Important traffic of Copenhagen, there are
employed about 400 steamers and 1,000 sailing
vessels. The United States Steamship com
pany controls not less than 128 of the steam
ers, trades with 200 ports, and sends its ves
sels to Belgium, Holland, England, France,
Spain, Italy, Turkey, Egypt, Algiers and the
Madeira islands, not to mention the numerous
Baltic ports. ■.„
"This company established three months ago
a line of 5,000-ton steamers, which make
monthly sailings between Copenhagen and
New ' Orleans. Beside the regular steamers
of the line, you'll always find four or five
chartered steamers loading or unloading at
New Orleans, which really belong to the
company's fleet.. The steamship company
and the Danish government would like to
extend the business . relations already exist
ing between Denmark and the United States.
Denmark is above all a country of dairies
and its agriculture Is also an Important in
dustry. Oil cake is used for feeding the
cows. In 1894, about 90,000 tons of , the cake
were imported. From Russia came cake
made from sunflower seed, and from Egypt,
via France, came cake made as it is here,
from cotton seed. The United States sent
enly about 11,000 tons, while it might just as
well have sent 60,000. American agricultural
machinery is in great demand with us, as
well as American hardware and shoes and
grain and flour. In most of these lines the
American product Is really superior,' but
even when it's only the equal of a European
production, the Danes would rather pay more
for an American label. Yet the merchants
and manufacturers in the United States either
don't know what a trade they could build up
abroad or they flatter themselves that . they
already have as large a share of It as they
could ever hope to get. In either case they
are much mistaken and the trouble lies in
their not having permanent agencies in' Den
mark and the adjacent countries. The brief
visit of an American agent with his cata
logue and a few letters will not establish per
manent relation with such conservative busi
ness men as we have over on our side of the
the superiority of American products. With
in half a dozen years that ignorance or preju
dice has passed away and American products
are preferred to all others. Our steamship
company \ has at : present a traffic, agreement,
as you call it, with the Illinois Central, for
an outlet to Chicago and the East and North.
That railroad, however, is not : very enter
prising in all. respects and the steamship peo
ple are considering the advisability of making
. their American port , at Philadelphia. 7 Balti
more or Newport News. I have lived in the
States before, . and I came over"; to look into'
the whole matter : of • trade * and the - different
transportation routes in this country. When
the matter is properly worked up I don't
doubt that America will be Bending over an
immense quantity of flour, wheat, agricul
tural implements, boots and shoes, saw mill
machinery, oil cake and other products, and
I think that the Baltic ports could give the
Northwestern states alone an annual trade of
$20,000,000 more than Is enjoyed at present."
ABREAST OF THE TIMES.
The Women of the Current Topics
One of the many ways ln which the ladies
of St.' Paul are keeping themselves in touch
with -the world at large, is through the cur-
rent topics classes conducted by Miss C. M.
Beaumont, and it is a very, pleasant way, for
no study Is required of the members of the
classes. . A paper is prepared by Miss Beau-
mont upon each subject to be considered.. The
principal topics have . been international.
Among them may be mentioned the Vene
zuela boundary dispute, the Cuban war, the
Cuban resolutions in congress, the South
African troubles, Cecil Rhodes, Joseph Cham
berlain, the English royal family, the appli-
cation of women ln England for degrees at
Oxford and Cambridge. Women have been
granted certificates at these universities for
fifteen years, but have been refused the de-
grees conferred upon men. New books and
new magazines are also taken up by the
current topics classes. There are six classes,
each one meeting once a week, with two top-
ics for each meeting. .
Sunday School Primary Class Will
The graduating exercises of the primary
class of '96, of the- Dayton avenue . Presby
terian Sunday school will be held this even-
ing, at 7:30 p. m. *• The programme is an in-
The graduates, or "Little Builders," as
they are called, are Edith' H. Ford, Orrin S.
Meacham, Helen Riheldaffer, James B. Beals,
Margaret B. Larkin, Bertha Wallwork, Alice
Stanchfleld, Eva' McCurdy, I Margery Lusk,
Eunice E. Hays, Antoinette Shimonek, Majel
Bishop, Marjorie Spates, Harry Colter, Louis
C. Day,' Ralph Lomen, Emil Olson, Robert
Irvine, Gertrude Buckner, Frances Hicks,
Robert Montgomery, Fred Lamphere, George
Harries, Velma F. Prouty, Charles F. Tuber-
sing, Thayer B. Farrington, Charles A. Peter,
Rose E. Faulkner, Charles Freiling, Roger B.
Shepherd, Birch W. Burnett, Edward Baird,
Hazel Olive Toof, Clifford Thomas, Robert
Howard, Adolph Kaden, Maurice Lanpher,
. ARTISTS OF BARBIZON.
Illustrated Lectures by Charles
The ladies of the Monday Art class, by their
co-operation and patronage, have made it
possible for the people of this city to hear the
series of four art lectures to be given by Prof.
Charles Sprague-Smith at the People's church.
The lectures will be four in number, and will
be given Tuesdays and Fridays, April 14, 17, 21
and 24. j The subjects will be "Millet," "Co-
rot," "Rosseau" and "Barye," and will de-
scribe their haunts in the forest of Fountain-
bleau, and the peasant scenes which were their
Rev. Gunsaulus, of .^Chicago, president of
the Armour institute, pronounced the lee-
tures the most successful, as well as the most
interesting, ever given In the institute. The
Times-Herald says: "The first, on Millet, it
was reasonably expected, would draw well, be-
cause the subject is intrinsically a popular
one. But the interpretation given by Prof.
Charles Sprague-Smith was so admirable, so
free from obscurity and indictlon so clear and
fitting, that when the second of his lectures,
that on Corot, was to be presented, there was
no room in the audience hall for half those
who desired to hear him."
Brace up! If. spring has sapped your en-
ergy, Hamm's Beer will restore it. Tele-
phone 935-2 for a case. .
SPECIAL EASTER SERVICE
SPECIAL EASTER SERVICE
Under Auspices of Women's Friend.
An Easter service under the auspices of the
Young Women's Friendly association will be
held . this afternoon at 3:30 o'clock at the
House of Hope church, Fifth and Exchange
streets. Rev. John Paul Egbert, D. D., will
give the address, and others will take part
in. the meeting. j Special . Easter . music will
be sung by Prof, and Mrs/ D. F. Colville and
Mr. and Mrs. D. F. De - Wolf. All are cor-
dially invited to be present. '
I Rich Tortoise Shell
Goods; immense variety, at Gelst's 66 East
i Seventh street.
Pressmen Choose Officers.
Fressmen's Union No. 29 elected the follow- -
Ing -officers last- evening: Thomas Yould,
president; F. O'Rourke, vice president; F. J.
Boyle, secretary; R. M. Rolfer, secretary-
treasurer; F. J. Boyle, delegate to trades and
labor assembly; L. M. Ayers, sergeant-at-
arms; F. O'Rourke, John Goudek, James
_ Sweeney, P. ;J. Maloney, O. C. - Driscoll, ex-
ecutive board ; William Albeck, John Goudek *
i and P. J. Maloney, delegates . to attend trades
council; P. J. Maloney and James R. Corcoran,
delegates to I. P. P. U. convention.
-Workingmen's r Building Society.
The St. Paul Workingmen's Building so
, ciety held its annual meeting in the St. Paul
Fire and Marine building last night and elect
-1 ed the following directors: Charles Wall-
blom, Theodore ', Sander, -. Charles A. Sachse,
Theodore Rohland, John Bodin, Otto Kueffner,
Christian Larson, Thomas A. Kemp, Christian.
Hoffman, Albin Hedin, John Larson, Anton
Melzer, William B. Robinson, Peter Recking*
er, August Mueller; for examiners, Charles
Emmert, John Raschick, L. Plels.
The officers are Charles Wallblom, presi
dent; Theodore Sanders, secretary; Charles A.
Sachse, vice president; John Bodin, treasurer!
Otto Kueffner, attorney.
DID HE STEAL THE RUG i
An Ex-Engineer Arrested Charged.
Richard Fadden, an engineer formerly in tha
employ of the Great Northern road, was ar
rested at the union depot yesterday afternoon
by Officer Oldberg, of the Margaret street po^
lice station, bn the charge of larceny; Fadden
was arrested on a warrant sworn out by
Patrick Cronln, who claims that Fadden stola"
a carpet valued at $20 from a barn In' tha
rear of his residence on East Third street.
The carpet is alleged to have been disposed oi
to a second-hand dealer, in whose possession
It was found yesterday. ■'. ' •
RED RIVER DRAINERS.
Commission Will Be Called Togoili,
er Next Week. :
Secretary, of State Berg will in a few days
call together the .members of the Red river
valley drainage commission, to meet probably
Friday or Saturday of this week. The board
will meet at the state capitol and will prob
ably then proceed to the Red river valley to
inspect the ditches, which have been already
made, preliminary to deciding what work
shall be done this year in the line of new
I : ' "
LOCAL NEWS NOTES.
LOCAL NEWS NOTES.
The only teachers' Institute held this week
will be at Grand Rapids, Itasca county.
The committee on license of * the board of
aldermen will meet at 2 p. m. tomorrow.
State Auditor Dunn yesterday received from,
the state normal school at Mankato -a> state
ment S. miscellaneous receipts amounting to
$1,178.74. Hennepin county also reported yes
terday state taxes collected amounting to $108,
The active work of listing property for as-
The active work of listing property for as
sessment was begun yesterday, twenty-one
men having been sent out by Assessor Seng.
Tomorrow a few more will be added, and it
is expected that the entire force will be at
work by the middle of the week.
The United States court officers leave to-
morrow for Fergus Falls to attend the ses-i
sion of the United States court that open/
there Tuesday. A large number of criminal
cases arc on the calendar for trial there, but
they are mostly of a trivial nature.
The state board of corrections and char
ities will meet Tuesday in Minneapolis at the
suggestion of Prof." W. W. Folwell, instead
of at the capitol, as Is usually the case. The
meeting will be held In the rooms of the park
commission in the new court house.
The Easter services at House of Hope,
under the auspices of the Young Women*
Friendly association, will be held this after
noon at 3:30 o'clock. Rev. Paul . Egbert will
deliver an address, and a special musical pro
gramme has been prepared. All are invited.
The Wild Rice Lumber company, of Ada,
Norman county, filed articles of incorporation
with the secretary of state yesterday. ' The
capital stock is $10,000, and the incorporators
are Fred L. Hampson and Charkes R. . An
drews, of Ada, and J. E. Waterbury, of Oris
The Investigator, an insurance journal,
having reported a number of Lloyds as hav
ing suspended business, Deputy Insurance
Commissioner Lightbourne made an investi
gation in the case of the Electric City Lloyds,
the only one doing business in . this state,
and found that the report was not correct.
The pastor of Memorial Lutheran church,
on West Sixth street, though relieved of the
rescue work of the city, has not been idle.
On Palm Sunday and during this, passion
week, forty communicant members were added
to the congregation, a class of twenty-three
young people having been confirmed, as fol
lows: Pascal A. Beckjord, Andrew G. Nel
son, Robert W. Otto, Frederick A. Otto. Ed
ward J. Quint, Hjalmar O. Skog, Victor A.
Weiloff, Charles L. Weiloff, George H. Werge
dahl. Addle E. Bulov. Esther Erickson, Clara
A. Hooper. Annie Hundertmark. Vallie M.
Johnson, Hildegard Johnson, Elsie C. Larson,
Sophie S. Lindeberg, Anne C. Lyren. Ellen S.
Neeser, Laura C. Pederson, Alma 11. Peter
son, Carrie C. Tuvey and Nellie S. Seiden
kranz. No less than 130 members have
joined this congregation in two years,- and it
is expected that ' there will be another large
recession on Whitsuntide. -
Never since we have been .
in business have we been
able to show such a large
and varied line of Woolens,
and at such prices.
The Tariff and its effect on
Woo/en Manufacturers is the
$25.00 to $35.00
$25.00 to $35.00
Suitings for business and
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Jo T. SGhUslerV
Jo T. SGhUsler,
>|||;MERCN ANT TAILOR/
357 Robert Street.