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LOCAL NEWS NOTES.
Diphtheria is reported at the corner of
Gorman and Winitred streets.
J. D. Mosher. n>anag-r of M3nnl-.ciir.er 8r03.'
Bilk department, is in the East.
A kerosene lamp exoloded in a bedroom of
John Wa!d"s residence at 292 St. Albans street
last night ami caused a fire. Damage is
estimated at $25.
Dr. Samuel G. Smith teat-Tea tonight in
the Atlantic Congregational church. Dates
avenue __d Conway street, for the boneSt of
the church society.
L. Burke Ball died Tuesday at Hoosick
Fails. X. Y. The deceased was the father
of Richmond l'\ Bait, auditor of the Wood
Harvester works, is in the city.
The Christian Endeavor Society of Goodrich
Avenue Presbyterian Church will givp a
musicaie at the residence of the pastor. Rev.
John Pringle. MS Ramsey street, this even
Walter Jensen, a fiftee n-year- ;!d Dani h b y,
and Finer Johnson, a Norwegian of eighteen,
got into an alteration in front of the Mar
ket house last night and began to belabor
each other right heartily. They were arrested.
THE BISA" WORLD.
L. A. Barber, of Duluth. is at the Ryan.
J. Russell, cf Winnipeg, is _t the Ryan.
H. D. Baker, of Yorkton, is at the Windsor. \
J. R. Meyers, of Green Bay. is at the Ryan. .
J. L. Lewis, of West Superior: is at the j
J. M. Bayer, of Moorhead. is at the Clar
J. M. Bowler, of Bird Island, is at the Clar
Mrs. Joseph Wolf, of Toledo, is at the Clar- j
T. J. Knox, of Jackson. Mich., is at the '
S. Edwards, of Winnipeg, is a guest at the ]
A. R. Davidson, of Little Falls, Minn., is at j
A. R. Holmes, of Spring Valley. Is at the '.
Dr. George King and wife, of Helena, are ,
at the Hj-B.
C. P. Williams, Bay City, Mich., are at the I
Mrs. W. E. Stokes and Miss B. iJiller, of i
Milwaukee, are at the Metropolitan.
Representatives J. K. Grandahl, of Red |
Wing; J. D. Jones, cf Long Prairie, and j
Joseph I nderleak, of Chatfield, three rival ;
candidates for the speakership of the house,
are at the Windsor.
From One Charge to Another--.
Harry Thompson and Archie Peterson, col- |
ored, who were charged with assault with a ;
dangerous weapon on August Ott, had the
' charge against them dismissed in ' the police ;
"court yesterday. Ott, had his left eye rendered j
sightless by a blow in a row at Young's
temperance billiard hall on University avenue
two weeks ago. After tK a vi assault '
<„__> a Jaiip.c.uu^ weapon had been dismissed. \
Thompson and Peterson, together with five
others who were in the place at the time the
assault was made, were arraigned on a charge
of disorderly conduct. The hearing was post
poned to Dec. 23.
Berresford's Assets 'tnd Debts.
Francis Berrisford has filed a schedule
of assets and liabilities with the clerk of
the courts, showing an indebtedness cf
$2,876.22. The assets of the firm are placed ;
at $653.09. including both stock and fixtures, j
The chief creditor is E. F. Berrisford, who I
holds the firm's note for 8400. The remain- j
ing debts are divided among other creditors
in sums under $150.
Visiting the Schools.
Supt. Curtis, of the city schools, yester
day continued his work of familiarizing him
self with the work of the various departments,
visiting a number of them, escorted by Gen.
Smith, of the Madison.
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TIIW WAS TOO BulifiT
ASSEMBLYMAN REARDON HAS A
MUEL SUIT FOR JjS_r,.ooo On His
HIS REFLECTION ON R. BOWE
RESEATED BY THE SECOND ASSIS
TANT CORPORATION' ATTORNEY
IN THIS WAV.
REMARKS MADE IN THE COUNCIL
In Connection With the .lodgment
Which Philip .Jusfas Obtained
Again»t the City.
Assemblyman Timothy Reardon will
find himself today, if he hasn't already,
the defendant in a slander suit for
$25,000 damages. The plaintiff is Ar
thur E. Bowe, the second assistant cor
poration attorney. Mr. Reardon talked
himself into this mess at the last meet
ing of the assembly, when he declared
upon the floor of the council chamber
that Philip Justus, a contractor, would
not have obtained a judgment against
the city for certain work performed
by him, had his suit against the city
been "properly defended." Mr. Rear
don's colleagues and the spectators in
general paid little attention to his re
mark, as they are accustomed to hear
him take flings at certain city officials,
who happen to have incurred his ani
mosity, political or otherwise.
But the corporation attorney's office
in general took notice of it, and Second
Assistant Corporation Attorney Bowe
in particular resented the reflection
upon his character and capacity, for it
was he who happened to represent the
city in the trial of the case. The papers
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were placed in the sheriff's hands for
service two days ago.
It has been conceded on all sides that
the city had absolutely no defense
against the claim of Mr. Justus, which
amounted to $465.82 for work done on
certain school buildings. The work
was performed by Mr. Justus under
authority of a committee of the school
board, which ordered the work to be
done. For some technical reason Comp
troller McCardy would not audit the
bill, and Justus was therefore com
pelled to sue the city in order to get
his money. Hence Mr. Bowe in his
complaint alleges that he was wilfully,
wrongfully and maliciously slandered
by Assemblyman Reardon and asks for
This is not the first time that Rear
don has cast slurs upon the city's legal
department. Upon one occasion he
went so far as to suggest that Corpora
tion Attorney Darragh ought to be im
peached, because of the suits for their
salaries brought against the city by
the police, which resulted in the city
being compelled to pay the attorneys
for the policemen some $1,500 costs.
L.IXD SIES FOR LIBEL,.
Papers Served in an Action Against
Papers __ a $20,000 damage suit
brought by John Lind against the St.
Paul Dispatch for alleged libel, were
served on the defendant yesterday af
ternoon. The suit is based upon an
article from New Ulm published in
the Dispatch under date of Aug. 24.
in which Mr. Land's religious tenents
are at 1 icked. The article purports to
come from a special correspondent,
and in its alleged .tttack on Mr. Lind,
occupies nearly two columns in an
account of the t lews of religion held
by him while a member cf a society
at New Ulm. The entire article is
alleged to be false and libelous, and it
is claimed thai a retraction was re
fused when demanded several days af
ter its publication. C. D. and T. D.
O'Brien are counsel for Mr. Lind in
the action, while S. L. Pierce is act
ing as his attorney.
FRESH POLITICAL, XEWS.
Fourth Diatriet Representatives
Representatives from the Fourth dis
trict held a caucus yesterday afternoon
at the Windsor. Fourteen members
were present including Anderson, of
Chisago, Soule, Yate3 and Parker, of
Washington, Sederberg, of Isanti, and
Johns, Barta, Lloyd, Dunni Dallimore,
McGill, Scott and Snodgrass, of Ram
sey. McDonald, of Ramsey, was not
present. Various matters were discuss
ed, but no definite action was taken.
August J. Anderson presided and T.
B. Scott was the secretary.
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The announcement that \V. B. Douglass, of
Moorhead, .at present pledged to Fcig for
speaker, will be a candidate for the place if
Fcig should deride to pull out of the race
is said to be incorrect. Those in a position
to know, say that the talk about Doug-lass
being a candidate for the speakership is out
of tile question. That Feig may be scratched
from the iist is possible, but that Douglass
will attempt to bate- the manrle Is not at
all probable. Douglass is all that could be
desired in the way of fitness for the office,
but he is also a politician, and has the
faculty of :ooking a long way ahead. It is not
improbable that he wl 1 be the next attorney
genera!, and with _»_*. plum in sis,ht he U
nut likely to attempt, to~ break Into the speak
ership race. J. D. Jones may be all that those
epfKH*od to him claim In the matter of being
a v.i&n of negative qualities, and not much of
a practical politician or organizer, but he la
- toad and a lena; way ahead in the race, and
THE SAINT PAUL GLOBE? THURSDAY, DECEMBER 10, 1893.
despite the new candidates sprung every day
oT so, looks like a winner.
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Judge Hicks, of Minneapolis, Is among thosa
also mentioned for speakership honors. Kind
words are reported as being said about the
candidacy of the judge, but kind words do
not rut much of a figure when the election
depends on votes.
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Those who claim that J. F. Dean is not out
for the position of chief clerk in the house,
and there are a number who have an idea
that after all the old List will be again put
through, are not advised as to the facts. The
claim is being made by friends of Dowling
that he has anywhere from fortw to fifty
votes pledged to him. If this claim is true,
just why Dowling is making such a hustle is
a mystery. Dean makes no claim, but he
feels confident of pulling oft" the prize, and
is not at all disconcerted by the claims of his
rival. To one wno favors neither of the candi
dates, the fight seema In doubt. Dean's
friends claim the First district solid and part
of the Third. The Second, according to
statements, is as yet undecided and unpledged,
and the same may be said of the Fourth and
Fifth, although individual members of both
of the last mentioned may have preferences.
With this view of the clerkship tight, the
friends of Dean say it is out of the question
for Dowling to claim that he has sufficient
votes already harvested. Up to date it looks
as if neither of the candidates had a cinch.
Strick.la.nd and Doollttle Have
Formed a Partnership.
There was a salvage of $1,000 on the
grain in the recent elevator -fire on
West Third street, and that, with the
fact that the insurance was about
equal to the value of the grain in the
first place, has reduced the loss to 88
per cent of the face value of the poli
W. G. Strickland and A. A. Doolittle,
two of the older fir c insurance men of
St. Paul, have formed a partnership,
which will go into effect Jan. 1. The
former represents in St. Paul the Im
perial, Mutual Fire of New York, Nor
wood, National of Hartford, Phoenix
of London, Rhode Island Underwrit
ers, Scottish Union and Westerchester
Fire, and Mr. Doolittle has the Gerard,
North British and Mercantile, Mer
cantile Fire and Marine of Bost. n,
! Niagara of New York and Caledonia.
| The union of these two men will bring
about a firm that has more companies
than any other in St. Paul.
H. N. Leighton and James Taylor
have been appointee) appraisers in the
settlement of the loss on the Haywood
building, in Minneapolis, which was
COMMERCIAL CLIB'S SEW OFFICERS.
damaged by five the other morning. For
the loss on T. M. Roberts' stock in
the building- W. W. Thomas and Geo.
H. Miller have been appointed ap
praisers and they are at work on the
job, which is a large one. There will
be no report in either case for days,
and the stock .settlement Is likely to
require ten days or two weeks.
Fred L. Gray, of Minneapolis, has
been apointed general a.gent of the
United States Fidelity and Guarantee
company for Minnesota.
SECRETARY PIXSEY RESIGNS.
Leaves the Commercial Club for
John S. Pinney, for the past throe
months secretary of the St. Paul Com
mercial club, and who is well-known
through his connection with the G. A.
R. Encampment association as its sec
retary, rc-ioned his important post
with the Commercial club yesterday,
much to the regret of the members and
the board of directors. Mr. Pinney has
accepted a desirable position with a
manufacturing firm and will immedi
ately assume his new duties.
For the past twenty-two years Mr.
Pinney has been connected with the
American Press association and was
one of the most efficient men in the ser
vice. Lately he has been much sought
after by Earnhardt Bros. & Spindler,
of Chicago, which firm has made him
several offers. Yesterday the offering
contract arrived, and Mr. Pinney was
tendered a position which he promptly
accepted, tendering his resignation at
once to President Gregg, of the Com
mercial club. Although his term of of
fice as secretary of the Commericial
club would haVe expired next Monday,
there is every reason to believe that
Mr. Pinney would have been re-electd.
In his new capacity, Mr. Pinney will
be connected with the Minnesota Type
foundry. He will leave St. Paul Friday
for a business trip through the West,
and on returning will make his head
quarters in St. Paul for a time.
Mr. Pinney, as secretary of the Com
mercial club, and also secretary of the
G. A. R. committees, won the highest
respect and regard of the citizens of St.
FARMERS HAD A BLSY DAY.
Delegation Visit South St. Paul-
How Grain's Inspected.
Gen. Flower had charge of the farmers who
are participating in the Soo line excursion
from Grant, Traverse, Pope. Meeker and
Steams counties yesterday morning. The
party, numbering 122, took the motor to
South St. Paul and reached the stockyards
at 10 o'clock. They spent three hours look
ing over the yards, investigated the manner
in which the stock is handled, visited the
sheep feeding barns and other points of in
In the afternoon the visitors called in a
body at Grain Inspector Clausen's office, the
majority of them being under the impression
that in some manner the average farmer
was gutting the worst of the inspection laws.
Mr. Clausen was prepared for the visitors,
so to speak. The delegation filled the room
of the grain inspector in the Endicott block
and were treated to a minute and detailed
explanation of the way in which grain was
inspected. The talk made by Mr. Clausen
was interspersed with practical illustrations
of how the inspection was done, the chief
weighiiiaster being on hand with all the ap
paratus used. Mr. Clausen, after his talk.
asked if there were any questions to be
asked, and for half an hour was kept busy
explaining propositions and interrogations put
to him. Each member of the visiting dele
gation were furnished with a copy of the
grain inspection law and then taken to Min
neapolis, whore a tour of the flour mill
was made. The vistors will return to their
homes this morning, each pleased with the
trip and with the kindliest feelings toward
the Soo road and Its officials which made
the excursion possiMe. Several of the vis
itors made purchase, of blooded stock &s
the result of their viaii to the experimental
NOT DOflE TRIPPIHG
MRS. HCGrt, < 'ASEY. WHO STARTED
FOR CHURCH AND LANDED IN
RETURNS TO HER HOME AGAIN.
MAMIE LANE, DAUGHTER. OF 1 THE
NORTH ST. PAIL WOMAN,
BROUGHT HER BACK.
WAS PLEASED WITH THE JOURNEY
And Says S^e Is Not Through Trip
ping Yet—Sensation of the
Mrs. Hugh Casey, of North St. Paul,
is home again. She returned yesterday, j
Mrs. Casey is the woman whom a Chi- [
cago dispatch to the Globe of Tues- S
day told about taking a trip to the j
big Illinois town on a Sunday morning •
impulse and a Wisconsin Central day
When the Wisconsin Central train
bound for Chicago stopped at the North
St. Paul depot at 8 o'clock Sunday
mornig a small, modestly dressed, gray
haired woman stepped aboard one of
the day coaches and took a seat in the
front end of the car. She was thinly
dressed, with a little black shawl
thrown over her shoulders, and her feet
were incased in a low pair of • house
slippers. When the conductor demand
ed her ticket the woman replied she
"But," said she, "I want to go to
The ticket puncher thought it was a
bit peculiar for a woman of the age of
his passenger to be bound for Chicago i
without pack or baggagge and no :
ticket, but as she handed him a roll
of bills and told him to charge what
he w_ntfcd, he decided she knew what
she was doing and returned her the
proper change. That woman was Mrs.
Mrs. Casey resides with her husband
and children on a farm near the sub
urb of North St. Paul. Her family had
no intimation that she was going to \
Chicago, and their first knowledge of
her absence was early Sunday morn
ing. A hurried search developed the
fact that Mrs. Casey was not on the
premises and later the citizens were
aroused and the surrounding country
scoured by parties of men, it being
thought that. : the farmer's wife had
wandered away from home in a tem
porary state of insanity. Finally some
one was found who saw Mrs. Casey
board the Chicago train, and the au
thorities at the Windy City were im
mediately notified by wire to hold the
eccentric traveler. No reason could be
given by Mrs. Casey's relatives for her
strange conduct, and the family was
distracted by„her departure.
When the Wisconsin Central train
steamed into the Chicago depot Sun
day night there was a gallant blue coat
awaiting its arrival, and, notwith
standing Mrs. Casey's expostulations,
she was bundled into a patrok wagon
and taken to the Harrison street police
station. The North St. Paul woman
spent Sunday night at the police sta
tion, and this is what she is reported
to have told a Chicago newspaper man
"I really cannot account for my
strange action. Early Sunday morning
I prepared for church, and taking some
money with me I started for North St
Paul, where my church is located. As l
passed-the depot the train was almost
ready to go. Some strange impulse
moved me to board it, and without a
thought as to what I was doing—leav
ing my husband without a word and
starting off for _ strange place. I pur
chased a ticket for Chicago, barely
caught the train, and soon found my
self speeding away from home and
friends. Here I am, the wife of a
wealthy man, with a home of luxury,
seated on a cheap cot in a pofiee sta
Miss Mamie Lane, a daughter of
Mrs. Casey bf a former marriage, left
for Chicago Monday and brought her
mother back.'-thi two arriving home
yesterday morning. A reporter for the
Globe visited the home of the Casey's
yesterday, which is located a short dis
tance from the suburb of North St.
Paul. Mrs. Casey was seen and chatted
quite freely aneht her strange trip.
She is fifty-four years old and gave the
following account of her outing:
"You see I jeft the house, bound for
St. Paul, and Witt n I saw the train I
thought it would take me to the home
of my daughter, Mrs. Aleck McCool.
whose husband is foreman at Konantz's
saddlery works. But the train kept on
going and going, and when I discovered
I was on my fay-to Chicago I thought
I might as \v-ll keep on until I got
there. When'*a policeman at Chicago
asked my name, I didn't think it was
any of his business, and told him Kelly.
What did he do put me in a wagon and
take me to the station, where I had to
stay all night with nothing to eat. but
black coffee and a piece of bread. Ugh!
That's all there is to the story.
Other members of the family were ad
verse to speaking on the subject, and
Mr. Ca&ey, when questioned, said:
"Sure, there's no disgrace for a lady
to take a little pleasure trip to Chicago,
The little village of North St. Paul
is stirred up over the affair, as the
Ca»_y'_ are well-known residents, Mr.
Casey having settled in St. Paul over
fifty years ago. He was the proprietor
of one of the first saloons conducted In
St. Paul. He has been married three
times and has six children by his pres
Miss Mamie Lane, a daughter of Mrs.
Casey, has gained renown through her
suit against the state fair association,
in which she claims damages sustained
in a horse race. The case was argue_"fh
the supreme court Tuesday.
The North St. Paul folk have the the
ory that Mrs. Casey left home in a fit
of anger, and that she was well aware
of what she was doing when she left
for Chicago. Mrs. Casey left with $29
in her possession, which had been given
her by Mr. Casey. When asked if she
was glad to be home, Mrs. Casey said:
"Well, I don't know. I am not
through tripping yet."
NEEDS THE MONEY.
St. Cloud Reformatory Will Ask for
Chief Clerk Hays, of the St. Cloud
reformatory, was at the capitol yes
He says the reformatory board will
need every dollar of the appropriation
it has decided to ask of the legislature
I this winter. The institution is now
over-crowded. They have 147 prison-
I ers, and only 128 cells. The board has
j decided to ask for $50,000 with which
I to complete the new cell wing; $40,000
■ for a school room and dining hall;
$25,000 for a female ward, and $1,000 for
the farm revolving fund, making a to
tal of $116,000.
WHEN NEW HIGH-GRADES SELL AT
THE PRICES ASKED AT THE
MUNGER ASSIGNEE SALE.
Look at the Celebrated Names of
Pianos I Am Offering- and Come
and See the Prices.
Come along, come along, make no delay —
Come from every nation, come from every
Come along, come along, feel no alarm,
A first-class piano will do you no harm.
• That's the way it sounds in poetry
when you contemplate the Munger as
signee piano sale now in progress at
49 East Seventh street, between Cedar
and Minnesota. It's been one con
stant crush ever since the sale began,
on Monday, and two large trucks,
manned by six men beside the driv
ers, have been unable to deliver pianos
and organs as rapidly as I have made
There's every reason why this should
be so. Mr. Munger assigned his piano
stock to meet the pressing claims of
creditors. One creditor can't take a
key board, another a pedal, another a
string, but they must convert the
pianos and organs into something that
will divide. That's cash and notes.
I'm not an exhortor, but I'm the con
verter for this occasion, and I'm con
-1 verting these pianos into something
divisible among the creditors mighty
fast. It's business from the jump at
49 East Seventh street, and it's jump
ing for pianos on the part of the pub
lic. In fact, it's jumpers all around.
Bankrupt stocks don't usually In
clude such high grade pianos as Briggs,
Decker Bros., Everett. Haines and oth
ers which are to be found in this col
lection. I know that there are cheap
pianos, because they are made cheap,
but there are expensive pianos of high
est grade, sold cheap, because the
creditors want to get what they can,
pocket their loss and end the matter.
I am under instruction to realize, and
that's why you can get pianos from
$115 to $195 which usually sell from $275
to $450. And you only have to pay $25
cash and then $10 a month and" you
get a scarf and stool as a present be
sides. I offered in the Pioneer Press
yesterday morning a New England
Upright Piano, rose wood case, full
length hinge, large music rack, for $115,
but it has not been sold as yet. Per
haps the Globe will sell it today.
The place is 49 East Seventh street,
between Cedar and Minnesota. Open
A. E. WHITNEY,
Agent for the Munger Assignee Piano
SAM AUSTIN BLEU THE 3.AIL.
He Wouldn't Discover Himself for
a Snide #■>?>.
Sam Austin, Anna Clark and Lillie
Forbes, the trio arrested at 1 o'clock
Monday morning by Lieut. Pothen and
Sergeant McCarthy on a charge of dis
orderly conduct, did not appear in the
I police court yesterday morning, and
the $45 deposited by Mr. Austin as bail
j was forfeited. '
There was a large attendance at the
j court yesterday morning, a number of
the spectators being attracted to the
court room by the fact that the case
would come up. When Clerk Conroy
called the names of the three persons
there was a great craning of necks.
The bailiff said:
"Look at them all rubbering just as though
them people would come in and make a show
of themselves for forty-five bucks."
Twice the clerk called each of the three
names, but a3 there was no response Judge
Twohy directed the bail of $15 in each case
be forfeited and this was done. An evening
paper attempted in an article yesterday to
make it appear that the Globe had stated
that Austin was a promine-at city official, and
that this was without foundation. The Globe
simply published what Lieut. Pothen said aft
er the arrest had been made, and that was
that Austin was a prominent official, and if
he said anything about the arrest or circum
stances connected with it there would be a
vacancy en thy police force. It was not
stated in the Globe that Austin was a city, j
state or federal official, but that he was a
prominent official, and this much was learned
from the officer who assisted in the arrest.
It is stated and on what is good authority
that the fourth member of the quartette has
at various times since Chief Goss was ap
pointed declared that, in his opinion, that
that official had neither the ability nor train
ing to fit him for the position, and that the
administrate an had made a mistake in ap
pointing him. This fact some of the "wise
ones" say is an explanation of why the ar
rests happened to be made, but what Is
puzzling them is how did It happen that the
one the police supposed to be looking after
managed" to get away. The evening paper's
story about the business transaction is a
fake, pure and simple. At least so say the
members of a little whist party that was in
progress In the building when the arrest was
TWO MORE CONTRACTS
Awnrdcd in Connection With the
A Washington special to the Globe says:
•'Supervising Architect. Aiken today awarded
the contract for placing the floor arches and
other fire-proof material in the St. Paul public
building to the Pioneer Fire-Proof Construc
tion company, of Chicago, at its bid of $15,
--590. The work i3 to be completed in three
months. The contract for roof sheathing,
slate and copper work of roof, down and
drain piipe-s was awarded to the Angus Mc-
Lead company, of Minneapolis, at its bid of
$17,837. This contract is to be completed in
Great Sacrifice Sale
J Commences This Week at ?
) New Pianos from $159 upwards, S
s stool and handsome scarf included. J
/ Easy monthly pa3 r ments. No eco- \
I nomically disposed person can af- ji
i ford t6 miss this orjportunity on 50 i!
\ PIANOS going at only "a trifle Ji
\ above cost. ,'
W. J. Dyer & Bro.
i WEXT TO POSTOFFICE. I
Every nook and corner of this
store is in Holiday attire.
Things of' use and things of
beauty everywhere. All at
prices suited to the times. Qual
ities considered, our prices are
always the lowest.
Special Sale of
Hundreds of Dress Patterns are
sold every day and hundreds of
new ones are added to the assort
ment every day. They are all
cut from the newest goods we
have in the store — -goods bought
since the election at the lowest
prices known in the 40 years'
history of this business.
No old stock.
No back numbers.
Bright, clean, fresh, stylish,
full length Dress Patterns,
black and colors, plain and
fancies — for less money than
Full length Dress Patterns for $1,50.
Full length Dress Patterns for $f.75.
Full length Dress Patterns for $2.00.
Full length Dress Patterns for $2-50.
Full length Dress Patterns for $3.00.
Full length Dress Patterns for $3.50.
Full length Dress Patterns for $4-. 00.
From $4 in easy stages up to $10.00.
A Flannel Mill's stock of Rem
nants at less than cost to manu
facture. Lengths run from Ito
5 yards. The best mill in the
country made them. They're
mostly White Flannels--all
wool and part wool. Also a few
plain colors and fancy stripes.
Sale begins at 9 o'clock sharp.
Buy your Silks where the best
Silks are sold — where they are
Imported China Silks, black and
white, no colors, a very f A
good 39c quality, |VC
for * ,%
Imported China Silks, in Art /■% k
shades, 48c qttalitv, /4-C
for ." *^ V
No more to be had when these are
Three of the best things from
our great sale of Black Silks:
Black Brocades in new patterns:
$1.00 quality for 58 cents.
$1.25 quality for 75 cents.
$1.50 quality for 93 cents.
200 Remnants of Silks in lengths for
Waists and Fancy Work, worth /-J J™
up to $1.00 a yard, all today, fjSC.
On the Special Tables are won
derful values in Novelty Silks for
49 cents, 69 cents and 97
cents a yard. The values are
I from $1.25 to $2.50.
For Five Dollars
For One Day Only.
125 strictly Talgor-fHade
Jackets— Braided ASi-Woo.
Kerseys, Tailor Bonndj
! French Cheviots, half-silk i
- lined mohair Bosicies and ;
; If ©avers, ail perfect fitting I
and well made, choice for
each today. The lowest
' regular prices are $9.5®,
i $10.50 and $1 1.50.
This price is for Th_irs->
I day only. NONE ON AP
This Is the bigsest bar»
gain In strictly i_p«to»date
Jackets ever offered in ;
These For Christmas.
••Whiting's" Tinted Papers in
Christmas boxes— Azure, Rose and
Helio, also White and Cream, 2,000
each toda3*. There are 24 sheets of
paper and 24 envelopes in a box. Re
member, it's "Whiting's" paper.
Embroidery Scissors, 10 Cents.
Lace Scissors, JO cents.
Sterling Silver Nail Files, J9 cents.
Sterling Silver Manicure Scissors, !
Sterling Silver Work Basket Scis
sors, -j-8 cents.
Sterling Silver Pocket Knives, 4-8 j
Sterling Silver Button Hooks, _}-8
Pearl Pen Knives, 25 Cents.
French Celluloid plain and fancy
Side Combs, newest styles, choice for
1 5 Oex_is
a pair today.
Eiderdown Dressing Sacques, np
with rolling collar. Extra spe- fl )£
cial price *-* _* V
More Aprons than we ever had
before. , Dainty and exclusive
styles. AH at moderate prices.
30© fine India Eimm and Victoria
. . . . CONTINUED
Lawn Aprons, 8 styles, with tucks,
Sateen stripe or Embroidered ruffle,
New Moreen Skirts.
New Silk Skirts.
The Stocks of Christmas Hand
kerchiefs and Kid Gloves are
complete. They will not be bet
ter this season. They never
were as good.
The best thing- we ever had in Hand
kerchiefs, is a lot of 400 dozen — 4,80(1
very sheer Handkerchiefs, trimmed
with lace or finished with block and
drawn work inside of hemstitching,
which we can sell today, for
1 8 Oents
Each. Every thread is pure linen.
You may realize what a bargain this
is when we tell you that one of the
largest retail houses in America im
ported them to sell for 35c. Take
them today, for
Each. 200 dozen at 9 o'clock; 200 do_.
at 2:30 o'clock.
We also beg-in today our Christ
mas sale of John S. Brown &
Son's pure Irish Linen Handker
chiefs. We import them direct
and sell them at wholesale prices.
18c Handkerchiefs for JO cents.
25c Handkerchiefs for |8 cents".
40c Handkerchiefs for 25 Cents'
No further reductions by the dozen.
_ Where can you buy Kid Gloves
$1.50 Gloves \ for
$2.00 Gloves / today.
Four big- lots at less than im
porting- prices. Every pair war
2-patent clasp French Dogskin
Gloves, with heavy embroidered
8-button length French Dressed Kid
3 and 4-button Dressed Kids.
8-button Suede Mousquetaires.
These are in black and colors,
a pair after 9 o'clock today.
One of the best things we have is a
line of New Neckwear, made of 50c
Silks, which we can sell for
today. Tecks, Four-in-Hands, Bows
Men's Pure Irish Linen Hemstitched
Handkerchiefs, or Cambric Handker
chiefs, colored borders, only |0 cents
Men's Unlined Dogskin Gloves, the
balance of our stock, for 53 CBTItS
a pair today. Only these sizes are
left: 7,"_ , 7# and 8.
Japanese Silk Handkerchiefs, PA
with handsome embroidered .m|C
Black Satin Suspenders, *| AA
gilt buckles, white Kid ends; !ftl
worth $1.50, for . V^W
HELD. SCfiUCK & CO.
| Article* of Incorporation of the St.
Pan! Collection Co.
WEr THE UNDEHSIGN__, DO HEREBY
associate ourselves together for the purpose
i of forming a Corporation under the laws of
[ the State of Minnesota, and to that end do
hereby adopt and sign the following Articles
of Incorporation :
First. The name of this Corporation shall
be the St. Paul Collection Co. of St. Paul.
The general nature of the business of said
Corporation shall be the purchase .md sale of
ail kinds of Real Property, Goods, Wares and
Merchandise, Evidences of Indebtedness,
I Book Accounts, Bonds and Mortgages.
Second. The principal place of business
shall be in the City of St. Paul, County of
Ramsey, and State cf Minnesota.
The term of the commencement of said
Corporation shall be December 10. 1896. and
the .- riod of the continuance thereof shall
b-- thirty years.
Third. The Capital Stock of said Corpora
tion shall be Fifty Thousand Dollars (HO.OOO)'.
and Five Thousand Dollars ($5,000) thereof
shall be fully paid In before the commence
ment of said Corporation.
Fourth. The highest amount of indebted
ness for which said corporation shall at any
time be liable shall be Five Thousand Dol
Fifth. The names and places of residence
of the persons forming sai: Corporation aro
Timothy R. Flanagan. M. M. Keogh, H. H.
Merrick, all of the City of St. Paul.
The names of the first Board of Directors
of said Corporation are Timothy R. Flar/ngan.
M. M. Keogh and 11. IT. Merrick, who shall
hold their offices until their successors shall
have been elected, at the first annual meet
ing of the Stockholders of said Corporation,
to be held as hereinafter provided, and until
such successors shall have been qualified.
The Government of said Corporation and
the management of its affairs shah be vested
in a Board of Directors, who shall be elected
by the stockholders of said corporation at
tho annua) meetings, which shall be held in
said City of St. Paul, on the third Monday
in December in each year.
The officers of said corporation shall be ■
President, a Vice President a Secretary who
shall also be Treasurer, and a General Man
Said officers and dire-tors shall hold office
until their successors shall have been elected
and shall have qualified.
Until the first annual meeting, in December
1896, said H. H. Merrick shall be President.
s-aM M. M. Keogh. Vice President, and said
Timothy R. Flanagan. Secretary- Tieasurer
and General Manager. Am* vacancy In any
of the offices, or in said Board nf Directors,
however occasioned, shall be filled by the s.iid
Board of Directors for the unexpired term
of the position made vacant.
The number of shares in the capital stock
of said eorp-ratior, shall be five hundred, and
each share shall be O-n* Hundred Dollars.
In witness whereof tho above named per
sons forming this Corporation, have hereunto
set their hands and seals, this Sth day of De
M.. M. KEOGH. (SeaU
H. H. MERRTCK. (Se»n
TIMOTHY R. FLANAGAN. (Seal.)
Signer] and sealed in presence of
F. H. Haupt.
STATE OF MINNESOTA, COUNTY OF R.Ul
sey — ss.
On this Bth day 0 f December, 1896. before
mo, a Notary Public within and for tho
County of Ramsey and State of Min^sota,
personally appeared Timorhv ft. I^nn-Kan,
M. M. Keogh and H. H. Merrick, to me well
known to be the same persons described in
ard who executed the foregoing i.istrui_- T u.
and they each soverally acknowledged t__t
they executed the same freely and voluntar
ily, and for the- uses and purposes therein ex
F. H. HAirpT.
Notary Public, Ramsey County, Minn.