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ST. PAUL MATTERS. A. Branch of the St. George's Snowshoe Club of Montreal Organized for the "Winter Carnival. Che Aldermen at a Long Session Dispose of Much Soutine Business— For the lira Department. Ex-Senator ■\Vindoin and Congress man Strait Talk Politics- Extra Session. bounty Commissioners — The Churcli Scandal— Cutting Affray--Street • Sayings — Briefs- KNIGHTS OF THE SXOWSIIOE. The St. Georere's Snowsuoe Club of St. Paul Organized.. Mr George 11. Finch called to order the meeting of representatives of the various sporting clubs of the city and others inter ested in forming a snowshoe club, for the winter carnival, in the ordinary of the Ryan hotel last evening. Fully 100 were present, representing about all the boat clubs, the lacrosse club, tennis and other organizations of a similar nature of the city. The meeting was very enthusiastic and unanimous in favoring a snowshoe club. Mr. George Thompson was called to preside and J. 11. Hanson was made sec retary. A practical illustration of the snowshore's costume was given, a young gentleman appearing soon after the meeting was called to order in full costume— the peaked knit cap or tuke, the blanket coat with sash, blanket knickerbockers, red stockings and even a pair of snqwshoes. It was stated at first by Mr. Finch, chairman of the directors of the ' ice palace, that a representa tive of the Montreal firm that has had charge of building the palaces in that city would arrive in St. Paul in a few days. Mr. Warner of the lacrosse club then outlined at some length the part of the snowshoers at Montreal carnivals, and said | that in that city it was usual to see from j live to ten thousand snowshoers at the j opening of the carnival, neighboring cities sending large delegations, and he described the STORMING OF THE PALACE on the opening night. It was said that - club, of snowshoera from many cities would be in St. Paul during the carnival, and there would be some organization of the kind in the city to join them in the sports. Mr. Warner read a letter from the j St. George's suowshoe club of Winnipeg. in which a hope was expressed that a club would be formed in St. Paul, and that it be a branch of the St. George's club of Mon- ! treal, saying that it was the desire of the Canadian club to begin lie establishment of i clubs in the United States, and during some winter it was desired to hold the | principal meeting of the clubs in St. Paul. Mr. Parker of the St. Paul Boat club favored the formation of a single club, which should have three branches, each separate, but all working under one head and management. One might be made up from each of the boat clubs and one from the lacrosse club. This would give needed rivalry to make the sports a success. Mr. Bramhall of the St. Paul boat club opposed this scheme, as he said there was a large number, in fact the larger number of men in the city, who were desirable for members of the snowshoe club who were not mem bers of either boat club or the lacrosse club. Dr. Mac Donald, president of the lacrosse club, favored the organization of but a single general club that ought to number • five or six hundred members. This would 1 avoid all unfortunate rivalry or any feeling II hat might arise under the system of branch organizations. This question was discussed at some length. Finally Mr. Marvin moved the appointment of a committee of six, composed of the presidents of various sporting clubs represented, with Messrs. Finch and Thompson as members ex-offlcio, to outline some scheme for the organization. Before action Of this kind was taken Mr. Finch thought the meeting should first go on record on the question of whether or not there shall be a club. Accordingly he moved that siren A CLUB BE ORGANIZED. Mr. Bramhall stated that the club should be open to all St. Paul men, the Honly qualification being that the applicant be a gentleman. This was received with ap plause. Mr. Bramhall moved a committee of five to prepare by-laws and rules to gov ern the club. Dr. Mac Donald suggested that it might be well for the meeting to decide whether a separate club or a branch of the St. George's should be organized. There were advan tages from the latter, as it would give a standing to the cluD, and whenever mem bers visited cities where there were other branches it would entitle them to courtesies , that they might not otherwise receive. It would cost nothing and might be valuable .to the club to exist under this name. On motion of Mr. Bramhall it was decided to organize as a branch of the St. George's club of Montreal. Messrs. Marvin. Bramhall, Warner, Mac- Donald and Espey were appointed a commit • tee to draw up articles of incorporation and • by-laws, and report to the meeting, and they retired. While they were out there was a rambling discussion on matters per taining to the carnival. Mr. Finch said he had talked with an official of the Manitoba road and had received assurances that very reasonable rates would be given for trans portation. A representative of the road would soon visit Winnipeg in the interests of the carnival, Mr. Dana of the curling club, lately organized, told of the sport, the organization of the club and said that he had word from clubs at Portage and other cities to the effect that they would visit St. Paul this winter. The contest for the Mitchell medal, andjpossibly others would be held here. Mr. Adams spoke of toboggan ing, which he said he regarded as the finest sport of any that could be had at a winter carnival. THE BY-LAWS. The committee on by-laws at length re ported articles to govern the "St. George's Snowshoe club of St. Paul." They were adopted unanimously. The colors of the club are to be blue and white, and the motto shall be "Solvitur Ambulantem." or by interpretation, as was explained, "safe on one's feet." The uniform shall consist of a blue tuque, or cap, a blanket coat and knickerbockers, white, trimmed with blue, stockings and sash the same. Members shall be 18 years of age, or over, and SI shall be the initiation fee. By the articles, a walk shall be taken twice each week, on Thurs day evening and Saturday afternoon, at 3 o'clock, in which the senior officer shall take the lead. The annual races shall be held on the third Saturday in January, and an annual dinner is to be given at the close of the season. The usual officers were pro vided . for, and their duties laid clown, ( a board of managers, taking the place of an ex ecutive committee and supplementing the work of the other executive officers. The articles also provided for an honorary president, to be elected for one year at a time, in consideration of valuable services rendered the club. For this place the com mittee recommended Mr. George R. Finch, and for the acting president Dr. A. McDon ald. Both of these recommendations re ceived the unanimous approval of the meet- ; ing. : There was then some discussion as to the next step to be taken, some being of the opinion that those wishing should place their names on the list and then such should elect officers, while others argued that this ' would take unnecessary time and that officers should be elected before the club could be completely established for the re ception of members. A rising vote de- I cided in favor of the election at once. This was then held and the full list of officers stood as follows: Honorary President Georg-e R. Finch. Acting President — Dr. A. McDonald. First Vice President— A. M. Peabody. Second Vice President — J. Parker. Secretary— Dr. W. W. Day. I. Treasurer — N. Truman. Managers — Messrs. Espey, Warner, Adams, .Marvin and Dr. Quinn. There was then an opportunity for any who wished to sign the articles, and a large number placed their names on the list and paid the *1 initiation fee. Mr. George R. Finch being the first to do so. Alter the articles had been adopted the question rose of whether or not it would be possible for many who would be mem bers to get away from business for the weekly run. Mr. Finch was called for and assured the meeting that so far as he was concerned he would bo very liberal with his employes, and he thought other business men would take the same position. THE CITY COUNCIL.. Business of interest Transacted Last Night. The council last evening transacted the following business: The board of public works was directed to open ami extend Sixth street, sixty feet wide, from College avenue to Summit avenue; to investigate and report as to opening- an alley through block 5, St. Paul proper, from Cedar to Minnesota street; as to opening-, widening and extending 1 Jessamine street, from Ark wright street to McMeuemy street; as to con- j structing a sewer on Grand 'avenue, from Oakland street to a point 225 feet east of Flo ral street; as to opening, widening 1 and ex tending 1 Forest street, from Minuehaha street to Seventh street; as to opening, widening 1 j and extending Minuehaha street, from Eng lish street east to the city limits; as to grad ing Ducas street, from the south line of the levee to Eaton avenue, and Eaton avenue, f romDucas street to Concord street :as to grad ing Hennepin avenue, from Victoria street to Lexington avenue; as to grading and bridg ing Minnch'ahn street, from De Soto street to English street; also the following named streets: Preble street, from .Minnehaha street to Decatur street; Edgerton street, from Decatur street to Fauquler street; Weido avenue, from Minnehaha street to Fauquier street; Dawson street, from Earl street to Phalen street; Terry street, from Earl street to Hancock street; as to opening, widening and extending Jenks street, from Mc- Meneiny street to Mississippi street; as to change of grade on Fillmore avenue, between Dakota avenue and State street; as to open ing and extending Stevens street, from the west line of Byline's addition to the Sixth ward, due west of Cherokee avenue. FIXE DEPARTMENT PURCHASES. The board of lire commissioners was authorized to purchase six suitable locations for tire engine houses on Arlington hills; St. Anthony hill; between Dale, Victoria, Marshall and Lincoln avenues; in Union or Merriam Park; at Mainline university, in the vicinity of the Chicago, Milwaukee & St. Paul railroad crossing of Summit and Snelling avenues; in the district bounded by like and Dale streets, and the St. Paul & Manitoba and the St. Paul & Northern Pacific roads; that the board of fire commis sioners build two lire engine houses, one to be located on Arlington hills, and one on St. Anthony hill, also build an addition to Chemical Engine House No. 2 for a hose cart; also to purchase two chemical engines, one to be placed on Arlington- hills and one on St. Anthony hill; also to repair the old hose cart, purchase horses necessary to operate the same, purchase 500 feet of hose, and employ the necessary men to operate the two chemical engines and hose cart CONDITION OF TIIE CITY WORK. The city engineer reported that the grad ing of Holly avenue was nearly completed, and will be finished in less than a week; that Lincoln avenue is finished, and Selby avenue completed to a partial grade; that Hague avenue will be finished in two •or three days; that Hennepin avenue is fin ished, except the slopes between Dale and St. Albans street; that Oakland avenue is nearly surfaced for the entire length, and only about 1,000 cubic yards remains to be filled on the lower side of the nil at the re taining wall. There is about 200 feet of the retaining wall unfinished. This can be completed in about ten days with favorable weather. About 600 feet of the coping is .set. and the same length of iron fence. It will be difficult for the contractor to finish the work this season, but the street will be passable for travel. MISCELLANEOUS. The council revoked the license of J. K. Mansfield, jeweler, doing business at 149 East Third street, for the reason that he "is conducting the business in a fraudulent manner." The proprietors of the Seventh street museum building were given author ity to attach to the museum building a transparent sign to be lighted by electricity. The inspector of buildings reported the business transacted in his office during the month of October as follows: Two hun dred and ninety-three build'ng permits issued, cost of structures estimated at $215, -515; received for fees, 5405.50; forty-eight permits on same, $100; total, 9505.50. It was resolved that the orders approved re spectfully March 19, 1885, and April 2, 1885, for the opening and extension of Cook street, from De Soto street to Mis sissippi street, and for the opening, widen ing and extension of Magnolia street, from De Soto street to Mississippi " street, are annulled, the land necessary for the im provements haying been donated by the owners. The city comptroller was directed to place to the credit of the board of water commissioners the sum of $22,000, being the amount of premium realized from the sale of 8400,000 of water bonds sold April, 1885. The ordinance in regard to the police pro tecting the gas lamps and also providing for the testing of meters was adopted. The claim of Lynian C. Dayton and Mrs. Day ton for damages for the construction of the Third street bridge was referred to the board of public works. The board of pub lic works was directed to annul all proceed ings in the matter of grading Con way street, from Maple street to Earl street. The city clerk is to give notice for the vaca tion of part of an alley through blocks 25, 26, 27, 28 and 29, Merriam Park. The Daily Volkszeitung was authorized to pub lish all confirmations and election notices, and proposals for contract work not to ex ceed one time, to be paid for the same as is paid the official paper. The west side of Wabasha street bridge is to be boarded seven feet high. Twelve hundred dollars was appropriated to pay Addie B. Wright for injuries received by falling into a cavity surrounding a catchbasin at the corner of Third and Wabasha streets. The city clerk is to give notice for the vacation of an alley in block 3. Macalester Park. A petition from C. K. Davis, H. J. Horn and others, asking for the appointment of a short-hand reporter for the municipal court was referred to the committee on ordinances. The proper officers were authorized and instructed to execute bonds to the amount of 3100,000 for the erection of public buildings for the use of the city of St. Paul and Ramsey county, at 5 per cent, per annum, payable semi annually at the financial agency ot St. Paul in New York. Aid. Kain had an order passed directing that seven electric lights be placed on Dayton's bluff. Mr. C. N. Bell appeared before the council and stated what accommodations they had at the poor farm for foundlings, and suggested that the committee of the council confer with the committee of the county commissioners on the matter, and the suggestion was agreed to. The committee on the levee made a re port in regard to the levee, in which it was recommended that a part of the levee be paved with granite the same as that part is in front of the St. Paul & Milwaukee freight depot. There were a number of other recommendations, but the report was withdrawn as soon as read, consequently the contents of the report cannot be made public. \VI\BO.II OF WISOSA. The Ex-Senator Talks Briefly on Politics. Ex-Senator William Windom arrived in St. Paul last evening and is registered at the Ryan. Mr. Windom said to a Globe reporter that he had paid little attention to politics on his visit to Washington recently. He had simply been there looking after | some of. his household effects and | the renting of his house. He pro- j fessed himself not acquainted with anything j new, but said he was willing to be pumped. He said he had given the question of an j extra session so little thought that he had i no opinion on the needs for one. When asked for his opinion on the administration he said he thought it had not expressed it self sufficiently to be judged. That it had j not done this was owing to lack of oppor tunity, as there had been no issues on which it could place itself except the civil service j reform. On this point he said he believed \ that President Cleveland was really desir ous of carrying out the principles he had laid down before his election, ! but the V; .was not very confident that ' * the "" president could stand I the pressure that was being and would be ' brought to bear on him. He gave it as his j opinion that the Republican senators would | not oppose presidential appointments. ; "That is," said he, "there will be no fac- : tious opposition. If friends of senators j have been removed for cause, or alleged i cause, I think senators will demand that j THE ST. PAUL DAILY GLOBE, WEDNESDAY MOKNING, NOVEMBER 18, 1«8& charges be made direct, and that the re- J moved man be allowed to vindicate himself." Such a course, he said, might involve con i siderable investigation. Mr. Windom . . said he had little idea what would be done with the tariff and silver questions in congress; ! both would be brought up. As to the Dem ] ocratic victories in New York and Virginia ' he thought they were of comparatively I small significance as an indorsement of the administration: the states were Democratic anyway. He did not believe that the effect ual sitting down upon that Mr. Mahone had had would keep him down. He would again be heard from. TALK OF A CONGRESSMAN. Hon. H. B.Strait Favors a Reduction in Tariff. Congressman H. B. Strait of Shakopee I arrived in St. Paul last evening. He had ! just gone to bed in room 84 at the Mer chants hotel when a Globe reporter called on him. He said he was on his way to Faribault to see a son at school there before he went to Washington for the winter. He thought he would go down there early in December or the last of November. "Of course there will be legislation on the tariff question, or at any rate, at tempted legislation. Morrison and Randall will probably be as wide apart as ever, and I nobody can tell what the action of the new congress will be on the question." "Will the Minnesota congressmen vote as befor, for a horizontal reduction?" was asked. "I believe they would. They certainly would if that was the only form in which they could get at the question. Possibly Mr. Gilfillan, coming from a manufacturing city, would follow Mr. Washburn's example. lam the last man that would vote for any measure that would reduce the wages of th« working men, but I do not believe that the reduction of the tariff will do this. There is a fal lacy in their arguments. I believe it is for the good of the state to reduce the tariff. I do not wholly favor a horizontal reduc tion." On the extra session Mr. Strait said he thought it would be not only unneces sary but detrimental to the state to call one. COUNTY SOLONS. Routine Work of the Commission ers at Yesterday's Session. Those present at the meeting of the county commissioners yesterday morning were Bell, Hazzard, Konantz, Kerwin, Mitsch, Schneider and the chairman, Mayor Rice. The communication from W. E. Burton, county treasurer, showing the condition of various funds on hand and requesting the board to borrow §20,000 for the use of the treasurer, was referred to the com mittee on ways and means. Another com munication from the same officer, showing the receipts and disbursements of his office from June 1, 1885, to Oct. 31, 1885, was referred to the same committee. The bond of E. T. Sykes, for steam-heat ing of the new poorhouse, was referred to the committee on steam-heating and plumb ing. The committee on claims, to whom bids for the burial of paupers were referred, re ported that the committee had rejected all bids, and recommended readvertising for proposals for the term • of one year, also bids on carrying remains to the morgue and use of morgue or storeroom, and the same was adopted. The committee appointed to examine the proposed change of a highway reported that the committee had met and examined the highway proposed to be changed, namely the road running zigzag through sections 32, 29 and 2Q.in Mounds View, and recommended that the change be made. The report was adopted. The applications of David Peabody and the University of Minnesota for abatement of tax were allowed. The applications of Peter Hansen,M. Harrison and A. La Noux for liquor licenses in New Canada were granted. The committee on printing was requested to report what reforms are advisable in printing the reports of city officers. One hundred and fifty dollars was ap propriated to repair the Bald Eagle road in sections 14 and 11. One hundred and fifty dollars was allowed for extras for the new poorhouse. The issue of 8100,000 for the new court house was authorized. Adjourned till Wednesday evening at 7:30. • WILL SETTLE IT SOON. Got. Hubbard Will Speak on the Extra Session Before Long . "I have nothing yet to say on the ques tion of an extra session," said Gov. Hub bard at the capitol yesterday, in answer to a Globe reporter's question, "but I shall have something tor the press on the subject very soon." "It might be inferred, then, that a call was soon to be issued?" asked the reporter. "No, nothing is to be inferred. I simply say that I will set the matter at rest at an early day. I do not hint that I will call one. Ido not say that I will not. Several petitions that have been sent in must re ceive an answer either for or against, and that is what I mean." "Numerous statements have been made that the date for the issuance of the call had already been determined." "Such statements are made on guess-work only. I have made ho statement that can authorize anyone to say what will be the set tlement of the question, and any such talk is simply in the without foundation." STREET SAYINGS. Mr. William Lee, who has recently re turned from Washington, says he does not think there will be much opposi tion by the Republican senators to the pres idential appointments when congress meets. While in Washington he met President Cleveland and Mr. Lee says he was even more favorably impressed with his appear ance than he had expected to be. V Senator A. E. Rice of Willmar was in the city yesterday. He was offering to bet hats — good seven and three-quarter Dun —that there will be no extra session of the legislature this winter. When last seen he had a good string and was keeping tab that none might get away. V The council adjourned early last evening to allow the aldermen to visit the old maid show at one of the dime museums. They went down in a body, bashfully looking at the freaks between the fingers of their hands like any one else, and being subject just as any one else is to the absurd rule that no one may carry a cigar into the show, either lighted or unlighted. The French Fair. The fair which closed Monday night at Market hall was a success, financially as well as socially. The receipts will reach almost §2,700, and, with the subscriptions taken at the church Nov. 8, will amount to over 55.000. The drawing for the articles not already disposed of, including the lot and horse, buggy and harness, will take place on Monday, the 25th, at the hall of the Union Francaise, in the church base ment, corner Wabasha and Exchange streets. Following are the prizes drawn, which the winners may claim at Rev. Geni's residence, on Cedar street: Gold earring and brooch, Emma St. Aubin ; sealskin cap, Victoria Robert; album, M. Caput: one dozen cabinet photographs, Annie V. Cook; hand-painted banner, M. L. Lock; fancy clock, Louis Michaud; pair of slippers, Albert Viliaume; silver teapot, L. Keller; plush work-box, Ed Hande; toilet mirror.plush frame, Alfred St. Pierre; silver caster, J. W. Hamm; large pin cushion, S. MeMurran: charm locket, D. L. Courteau ; nice cake, 8. Call; Chinese fan, Sarah Gervis; fancy pin cushion, L. Michaud; baby sacquo and hood, A. B. Foster: fancy cake, Delia . Bousquet: colored water pitcher, C. L. Bouvier; china teacset, Charles Gervais; large fan, Mary 6'Hu,ra; wine set, K. W. Bell; table scarf. J. Shanley; one pair of vases, Josephine Mar cotte; basket of wax flowers in globe, M. Chapat; rolling pin, J. B. Olivier: blue pin cushion, Mrs. Medley. The following prizes await the winners at P. Bigue's grocery on Dakota avenue, West St. Paul, near the bridge: Large doll, pink dress, Nellie Flannery; floor rug, S. Fitzgerald; piano scarf, Rev. J. Shanley; chair tidy, A. Buckner; fur hand satchel, Alma Peterson; painted' "water pitcher, no claimant; embroidered.-, table cover. Louise Shea: foot rest, I. p. St. Pierre; blue plush toilet set,' G. W. : Langevin ; one box of cigars. A. Ambriglni; one picture (framed), Joseph Barbeau; pair ice skates, J. P. Hubert; toilet stand, Eugene MlcJaaad; handsome tidy, Mary Gadbout; crazy- worked pillow, Mrs. L. Bt. Onge; camp rocker, Alex ander Muller; silver pickle dish, George Guertiu; child's pink satin dress and bounet, Joseph St. Jean; sofa pillow, Doagostinl Madalcna; pail slippers, Norliert Rouleau; fancy cako closet, Alfred Dufrene; roller skates, Alhertina Julien; hammered brass plague, Mrs. P. lilgue; largo wax doll, Minnie Ruhele; raw silk table cover, G. W. Lan^evin; pair Honlton lace curtains. Leo Guortiu; half dozou tablespoons, M. St. Jean; small clock, C. L. Bouvier; half dozen silver forks, Frank Rouleau; velvet brush and holder, Louts Keller; tea sot, silver-mounted, three pieces, J. Auhurton; half dozen table and tea silver spoons, Joseph Guertin; No. 87, china tea set, gold band, eighty-six pieces, no name; slipper stand, Geowe Clement; fruit dish, silver mounted, L. T. Lefebre; flower baskets, George Duford; handsome coffeo pot, E. J. Patwell; fancy clock, Mrs. H. Dion; white spread, S. Michaud; comb and brush holder, Mary Euglobach; feather duster holdor, A. Bowker; hand-work tidy. Mrs. H. Dion; gent's easy chair, F. X. Bonsquet; easy clialr, Gus Linstroin; wux doil, pink dress, Marie Duford ; bisque statue, Angelic Montour; largo painted parlor lamp, Wilfred Cartier; bird and cage, Nellie Campbell; gold band tea set, E. J. Duclas; marble top table, Xavier Barrette; silver cake basket, J. A. Meade: sliver castor,Sig. Wolff. Vindicated Himself. A few days ago mention was made in the papers of St. Paul about a man and his wife and child arriving in the city from Moorhead via the Manitoba road, and their application to the mayor for assistance to Chicago, as they had lost their purse con taining their railway tickets and money at Moorhead. The trio at St. Paul made complaint about the usage they had re ceived from a Manitoba conductor. After the complaint was made, Manitoba officials immediately instituted an investigation of the affair, and after sifting it carefully, have come to the conclusion that both the man and his story were frauds. The man stated that he lost his poeketbook while running to catch the train at Moorhead, and after getting on the train he explained his position to the conductor and asked him to telegraph back to the agent and have him search for the lost poeketbook. This, the man said, the conductor refused to do, and acted very rudely to them to Bamesville. Manitoba officials have found the statement to be false. After the man explained, Conductor Ward allowed him to ride to Bamesville, and there explained the circumstance to Conductor Smith, who gave him passage to St. Paul. Mr. Ward was so much interested in the case, that in stead of taking his day's rest at Bames ville, he rode back to Moorhead, arriving there early in the morning, and with the agent, looked the ground over and made inquiries whether a purse had been found. After being convinced that no purse was lost, Mr. AVard was informed that the three had ridden from Winnipeg on the same kind of tickets as they did from Moorhead to St. Paul, claiming, after starting from Winnipeg, to have lost them. At St. Paul they were furnished with transportation to Chicago. The story they told in St. Paul has caused much unpleasantness, as it im plicated Mr. Ward, who is one of the oldest and most reliable conductors in the Northwest. List of Jurymen. The following have been drawn to serve as petit jurors in the U. S. circuit court, commencing Dec. 14, 1885: George Henry, Fremont; Joseph Cornwell, Douglas; Henry Constans, Blue Earth City; Theodoro Tousley, Amherst; Alfred Browe, Silver Creek; Daniel H. Truax, Hastings; P. M. Luft, Red Wing; John Frank, Le Roy: Anthony Huyek, Caledonia; Henry Bailey, New Auburn; E. B. Drew, Minnesota City; H. H. Luers, Owatonna; Benjamin Jacobson, Minneiska; W. C. Penfleld, Minneapolis; M. Scanlan, Lanesboro; Smith Peabody, St. Paul; Ole Jorgeans, Grand Meadow; J. Learning, Crow River; Peter Thompson, Christiana; S. A. Heard. Litchfleld; Peter Maurin, Eliza beth; E. Brown, Ash Creek; L. H. Whitmore, Wabasha; T. P. Hewitt, Le Sueur. After Many Days. A rather funny matter came before the police court yesterday. Christopher Aus tin, who lives at No. 30S Wacouta street, brought a postal card to the police station which read as follows: Chicago, July 2, 18S4. — The man and woman who keeps the boarding-house at36B Wacouta street had better leave the city of St. Paul against the 20th of August or. die. By one who has been wronged. Vengeance is mine. It will be seen by the date of the card that nearly seventeen months have passed since it was written, and nothing has been said about it until yesterday, when it was brought to the surface. On the 13th of this month there was a small fire at that number, and the receiver of the warning has got the idea that the writer had some thing to do with the cause of the fire. Viewing the Streets. The board of public works met yesterday afternoon and went out in a body to ex amine the following improvements: Grading alley in block 11, Rondo's addition; Pleasant avenue, from Ramsey street, to the Chicago, Milwaukee & St. Paul railroad; Kent street to University avenue; alley in block 2", Kittson's addition; Grove street, from the west line of Broadway to Neill street; from Dale to Victoria; Bradley, from Beaumont to Fauqnier; St. Anthony avenue, from Albion to Union avenue. Sewers on Tilton, from Wabasha to St. Peter; on Wilkin, from Mcßoal to the south line of lot 5, block 7, Leeches addition; on Wabasha, from its pi-eseut terminus between Iglehart and Tilton, to University. Grading and guttering Grant street, be tween Aurora avenue and University; grad ing Prior avenue, from St. Anthony to Mar shall. A Fifth Ward Fire. At 11:15 last night an alarm of fire was sent in from Box 223, comer of Greenbrier and Reaney streets. The fire was on the corner of Greenbrier and Larson streets, and before the apparatus arrived had de stroyed two small dwelling houses and a barn. The fire started from some unknown cause in the dwelling of August Schmidt, whose loss will amount to about §1,500, in sured for 8900. The flames spread to the residence of Frederick Schmidt, whose loss will reach §1,200. lightly insured. The stable that was burned with its contents was worth about 8300, insured for $300. It was owned by Rudolph Scdimidt. One thousand feet of hose were laid and water drawn from a shallow pond under the hill. A Body Found. Yesterday morning about 10 o'clock F. G. Lemoine, living a mile from iNew Can ada, while walking through the woods three miles out on the' New Canada road, found a box containi% the body of an infant a few months old. The box was partly covered with leaves, and had evidently been there but a few days. Coroner Quinn was noti ted, and the matter will be investigated. A Dangerous Slash. Last night at 9:15 the patrol -.vagon was called to the stable oi Nichols & Gassner, corner of Fourth and St. Peter streets, to take Fred Queren, employed there as washer, to the city hospital. In a fight with Edward Warner, who has driven for the stable for the past two years, Queren's throat had been cut, the knife coming dan gerously near the jugular vein. Warner was arrested and Queren was taken to the hospital, where Dr. Ancker dressed the wound. Removal of Army Headquarters. Special to the Globe. Washington, Nov. 17. — Your corre spondent made inquiry to-day as to the de lay in the removal of army headquarters from Fort Snelling to St. Paul. A promi nent army officer said that the whole matter was due to the objections of Gen. Terry, who did not seem desirous that the offices should be thus changed, though the quar termaster and others at the post favored such removal. Link» Armstrong. A pleasant wedding occurred last even ing at the home of J. H. Armstrong, on Ellen street, the principals being his eldest daughter, Miss Fannie, and Mr. S. D.Link, bookkeeper for Berkey. Tallmadge & Co. Rev. Robert Forbes performed the cere mony, and numerous friends were present with presents and congratulations. Mr. and Mrs. Link will remain in the city and make their home on Wabasha street, near Seventh street. The Ministerial Scandal. There is but little new to relate in the trouble in which Rev. Mr. McLean, late pastor of the Ninth Presbyterian church. has found himself, lie still asserts his in nocence, claiming that only'ln'thS'^ropeif,' practice of his profession as a physician has he approached the girl, Lily '<■> 'Mitchell. Her whereabouts have not been ascertained. The presbytery will investigate the un fortunate affair. Yesterday Mr. McLaln visited No. 44 East Seventh street, where rooms are rented and it was thought that the young lady may be occupying' a room In that locality. GLOBVI.KN. St. Paul real estate will be found on the eighth page. The county aluishouse will be opened next week Tuesday. Dan Keefe, charged with larceny, was dis charged yesterday. . • . • Last two performances of "The Tigers" this afternoon and evening. "Ivy Leaf" follows. The people of Assumption church will hold a fair at Pfeifer's hall on the 19th, 20th and 21st of the present month. ■'■■'■'. Judge Cory yesterday lost an overcoat from his office in the rear of the municipal court room. Who took it is a mystery. •■• ■ : A special meeting of the managers of the Relief society will be held at No. 141 East Ninth street this afternoon at 4. Grand Master Denny has issued a dispensa tion for a new Masonic lodge on Dayton's bluff, to be known as Braden lodge. In the case of Michael Flaherty vs. Bridget Wagner in the district court the jury returned a verdict of $141.57 for the plaintiff. William Bell, charged with disorderly con duct at the Fourth Street museum, was fined $5, which he paid and was discharged. A. B. Chancelor was arrested yesterday charged with stealing $10. The officer found the money in the lining of his hat and the case was continued till Nov. 18. Reported at the health office yesterday: Diphtheria at 683 Canada street; scarlet fe ver at 364 Maple street. Deaths three, mar riages three, births one. Thirty persons were vaccinated. '■■-'■::.';• Miiiii: Richard Nolan was arrested yesterday for beating his wife. During the inhuman per formance he fractured three of the woman's ribs. He will be arraigned In the municipal court to-day. In the municipal court yesterday Emma Schwan, charged with disorderly conduct, was fined $10, which she paid and was dis missed. A. W. Schwan, under the same charge, was dismissed. The fire and police departments are having their periodical altercation about lights to guard street obstructions. Some apparatus narrowly escaped destruction by f ailing into a sewer a day or two ago. The grand jury met yesterday morning and proceeded to business. It is understood that that body was engaged examining into the Horejs shooting case and some of the other shootings in this city. A report will be made this morning. .- > vat oii' At the annual meeting of the RiCeBtl?&*f; Building society the following members ware: elected for officers and directors for the en-; suing year: Rudolph Volhner, president: Joseph M. Pottgeiser. vice president; Louis Fisher Jr., treasurer; E. R. Bryant, secre tary; F. F. Wilch, attorney: directors, C. L. Horst, Frank Le Berge, Peter Haupers, Her man lbs, Franklin Young, Joseph C. Le Due, Joseph Morin, George Michel, Julius Schneider and Nicholas Stadtf eld. Fred Ullman, a former proprietor of the Cafe Brevoort, was arraigned in the munici pal court yesterday , morning charged with forgery of a check for $250. Louis Woeth eimer, his partner, was the complainant. When they dissolved partnership a few days ago, Woetheimer claimed Ullman held the check and got it cashed. It was proven, however, 1 that Ullman got the check cashed before the articles of dissolution were drawn up, and he was dismissed. What Enterprise Can Do. About twenty-five years ago two brothers by the name of Gross commenced the manu facture of a soap in Milwaukee, Wis., which they intended' should outrival any in the market. 'They had uphill work to do, but they had brains, and the result is that to day the members of the firm are worth over five million dollars. This result was first at tained by making a good article and sec ondly by extensive and judicious advertis ing. Probably all our readers know all about the ABC soap; it is without exception the best in the market. Its use is an indication of the artistic tastes of the user. It would have been impossible for the Messrs. Gross to have accumulated such a fortune in so few years if they had not judiciously and extensively advertised. The story told by Mr. James Michelstetter, the representative of the firm here, to our reporter is: "I am soap, my mind is always on it, it is my business, I am constantly thinking how to extend it3sale." The first aim of the firm was to make good soap, the second was to advertise. To advertise does not mean simply to put a notice in the papers. Adver tising is an art; the men who succeed by advertising are men of brains; they devise new ways, and striking ways, of putting their wares before the public. They suc ceed; the others do not. •j.-.'-T lK.fw; ;— .' •,;."j n , i; I»EIISO.\ V 1,3. Hon. Knute Nelson is at the Clarendon. R. R. Briggs of Sioux Falls is in the city. S.S. Titus, Grand Forks, was in the city yesterday. Congressman Strait of Shakopee is at the Merchants. Mrs. G'.'Ti. Storer of San Francisco is visit ing friends in the city. P. J. Kelly, a well-known Eastern capital ist, i 3 registered at the Clarendon. Jay McNamara, after a sojourn of two months in the South, has returned. Hon. P. H. Kelly is still quite ill, not being able to leave his bed or to receive visitors. E. W. Fiske, Waseca; Charles C. Wilson, B. M. Smith, Rochester; Hon. William Windom, Winona; C. A. Lewis, Hastings, are at the Ryan. Judge Nelson and daughter left last even ing for Chicago, where they will remain till Saturday. Judge R. R. Nelson and daughter, ,Miss, Emma, left yesterday for Chicago. They. return soon. At the Ryan: E. W. Fiske, Wasecfl, Minn. ; P. A. Daggett, Muscoda; J. C. Flynn, Little Falls; Miss Lindsay, Neillsville. At the Merchants: J. B. Huford, Billings, Mont.; Judson La Moure, Pembina; J. W. Reynolds, Herman, Minn.; D. Van Baalen, Duluth; R. F. Lynch, Monticello; A. VV. Norton, Northfleld; Harry Sh aw but,Mankato. AT CHICAGO. Special to the Globe. Chicago, Nov. — At the Grand Pacific: W. H. Thurston, C. Doty, H. C. Oliver, R. Gordon and daughter, C. W. Gordon, . St. Paul; D. B. Searle and wife, St. Cloud: C. N. Hewitt and wife, Red Wing;' W. Benner, Miss McElroy, J. Reid, Minneapolis; T. N. Burton, LaCrosse;J. C. O'Gorman, A. O'Gorman, Stillwater. AttheTremont: A. F. Jenks, Stillwater; Mrs. J. M. Allen, Minneapolis; George Blair and wife, Bismarck; C. E. Place, Sioux Falls; E. J. Pope, Eau Claire; E. Cross, Rochester; L. D. Reynolds. J. H. Wharton, Appleton. At the Palmer: R. F. Jones, G. H. Holden, D. F. Brooks and wife, Minneapolis; Ramsay Crooks, George E. Wallish, St. Paul; Mrs. E. W. Bates and daughter, Helena. At the Sherman: Mrs. W. W. Beeman,. Minneapolis; Miss Bevale: Faribault; J. L. Dehart, Miles City; L. J. Bond, Duluth; Mrs. F. F. Strong, Faribault; Henry J. Kauler, Winona; O. P. McJamieaon, Bismarck. K. Gcist, The Jeweler, Offers a splendid line of gems of first water and quality, watches and fashionable jew elry to the public for inspection and pur chase. To-Bay at 3 O'clock. To-day is the grand opening of the great assignee sale of fine clothing, hats, furnish ing goods, etc. This great assignee sale will commence to-day, Wednesday, Nov. 13, at 3 o'clock, in the large building, 7 West Third street, Bridge square, St. Paul. Everything will be sold at 45 per cent, less than cost, as the entire stock must be closed out in five days. The following are a few of the bargains that will be offered: A magnificent dark mixed suit men's clothes for 53. 75, guaranteed worth 813, or money refunded. A splendid pair of pants, 98 cents, made of dark mixed heavy cloth, all warranted worth 83.50, or money returned, j Men's elegant cloth coat. 32.15, guaranteed worth 89, or money returned. Men's fashionable winter overcoats, $2.95, guar anteed worth 815, or money returned; also a large line of fine cassimere, corkscrew and silk and satin-lined suits and overcoats at a tremendous sacrifice. Men's latest I style extra quality fine fur hats, 99 cents, guaranteed worth $3.50, or money returned. Extra quality umbrellas, 99 cents, guar anteed worth 82.50, or money returned. Underwear and 10,000 different other articles that we have not space to men- j tion here, at 7 West Third street," Bridge .' square, third west from corner, Wabasha street, St. Paul. Remember, this great sale commences to-day, Wednesday, Nov. 18, at 8 o'clock, and positively must close in five days. Store open till 9 at night. Supreme Court. DECISION FILED. Surah M. Sherman, as administratrix of the estate of Matthew E. Sherman, deceased, respondent, vs. The Chicago, Milwaukee & St. Paul Railroad Company, appellant. Syllabus — Evidence held sullioiunt to sus tain a finding of negligence on tho part of defendant. Held, that whether or not it was the custom or mode of doinj? businoss of the defendant to leave frogs unprotected so that its employes mitfht be presumed to know that such was the custom or mode of doing business, and by continuing in the employ ment to have taken on themselves the risk incident to that way of doing it, was in this eu&e, as the evidence stood, a question for the jury. That being the state of the evidence, and it tending to show that before the killing of plaintiff's intestate, the defendant had adopted placing blocks between the rails as a means of protecting tho frogs an instruction asked by defendant "that if Sherman knew that some of tho rails were not blocked and did not complain, but remained in the em ploy of the railroad company, although he did not know when he wont in to uncouple the cars whether tho particular rail in question was blocked or not, plaintiff cannot recover," was properly refused, and it was not error in the court in refusing the request to say to the jnry, I think tho instruction should be confined to the particular rail In question. Order affirmed. Reduced the Acreage. Toledo, 0., Nov. 17. — Messrs. A. C. King & Co. of this city have received 800 crop reports from Ohio, Michigan, Indiana, Illinois, Kansas and Missouri during the past five days. The wheat area sown this fall will not equal that sown last fall. In diana, Michigan and Ohio report a small in crease, while Missouri, Kansas and Illinois show a decrease. The present prospects are generally very favorable. Michigan reports three-fiiths of the last crop remain ing, and Ohio and Indiana about one-half, and each has a surplus. Missouri has nearly one-half. Kansas a third and Illinois a quarter, but all will have to import to supply local requirements. Corn reports show the crop to be generally better than that of last year, and but very little of the old crop remaining. Kepairing of fine watches and jewelry at Geist's, 85 East Third. Fine Cigars for the Holiday Trade. Adam Fetsch, the pioneer cigar man of St. Paul, has just received through the cus tom house here an importation of 28,000 cigars from the celebrated manufactory of Julien Alvarez, Cuba, upon which the duty was 51, 074.20. This is at the rate of nearly $&Q per. 1,000. Custom house officers in form us that this is the largest percentage of duty ever paid on foreign cigars re ceived at this port, which establishes the superiority of this to any previous importa tion . Prices Are Low As the lowest, and goods all warranted, by Emil Geist, 85 East Third. Commercial Travelers. Some of the boys called on me some time ago, asking for flannel night-gowns, so they could keep warm in so many of the cold beds where they have to sleep, and so I have manufactured a few dozen, made of home-made grey twilled flannel, "extra long." If you want one drop me a line and say where to send it and I shall attend to it promptly. If you want anything else in underwear, seal caps, gloves, etc., let me hear from you. Yours truly, Win. Tor rance. For a good, reliable watch, go to E. Geist, 85 East Third street. Wofli«[jpipnf||s: GENTLEMEN! UNDERWEAR ! MERINO, WHITE AND COLORED! | \ 50c, 75c, 81, 81.25, 1.50. | All-Wool, White, Bed and Striped! 1 : >:;.:;.;;; $1, $1.25, $1.50, $1.75, 82. | Camel's Hair, SI to 83.25. 1 FUR "CAPS, $1.75 to $16. 1 H. L BrNEDICTJ 420 WABASHA STREET. § Third Door below Seventh, - ST. PAUL. | Enjitrin) Kick. Pres't. H. A. Boaxdka.it, Treas H. H. Galusiia, Sec'j-. and Manager. The Minnesota Terra Cotta ■ LUMBER CO., .' » ' Manufacturers of FIRE PROOFING j -n°O3 .'■ • :IN EVERY FORM. ; MCE, 363 Jacison street, ST. PAUL. Minneapolis Agents, C. 8. Leeds & Co., Room i 10] ..;:•■. 26, Syndicate block. Six Per Cent. Money To loan on Improved St. Paul Property, in sums of $3,500 and upwards. Smaller sums at lowest rates. GRAVES & VINTON, ■' : v , 801 DRAKE BLOCK, JEFFERSON & KASSON, DEALERS. CITY OFFICE: 363 Jackson Street, Cor. Fifth,. YARDS: Corner Eagle and Franklin streets THE W. C7METZNER Stove Repair Co., Dealer in all kinds of REPAIRS. Stove repaired and put up in first-class order. Agents for the celebrated Dockasii Cook Stoves and Ranges. Also a large stock of Wood and Coal Heaters on hand. Sheet iron and tin work a specialty. 184 West Seven Street. G. R. HENRY, Manager. Prepare for Old Age! The Mutual Guarantee Endowment asso ciation of St. Paul, Minn., issues policies to both sexes in sums from $1,000 to $5,000, payable to the insured in five equal install ments during- life, or one-fifth of the original policy payable at death, should that occur be fore all life installments . have been paid. This plan secures an income to the insured in their old age, at a rate within reach of all. Officers are: Mark D. Flower, president; Hermann Trott, secretary; William Bickel, treasurer; H. W. Busse, superintendent of agencies, and Dr. William Richeson, medical director. •< Home office of association in Ger mania bank building, corner Filth and Wa basha streets, St. Paul, Minn.; Minneapolis office, room 87, No. 327 HenDepin avenue. .■/-.■^ AGENTS WANTED. DEPARTMENT! Two thousand Pair of Pants are shown in our Pant Depart ment. Pants 38 inches long Pants 52 inches wide, and evers size between. Fit and style oi these Pants are unexcelled. AI. medium and high-priced Pants were made expressly for us. Jean Pants, warranted not tc rip, 'sl.2s, $1.50 and $1.75, in cluding Spring Bottom Pants. All-Wool Working Pants, $2 $2.25, $2.50. Russell Cassimere Pants, $3 Yestsofsame, $2. Georgia River Cassimere Pants, $3.50. Checks and fine Stripes in ter different patterns, every Pant s beauty, $4. Dark Silk Stripe and Hair-line Pants, $4.50; Vest to mater $2.50. Over twenty different patterns in Stripes, Plaids and Checks, at $5. Black All-Worsted Pant, $5: Vest to match, $2.50. Genuine Sawyer Cassimers Pant, in six styles, $5. Harris Cassimere Pants, in dark Stripes and Plaids, $6. Very Heavy Dark Blue Pant, full indigo and warranted not to fade (just the .thing for firemen), $6.50, Imported goods are put into our great selling Pants at $7. The finest grades of Foreign Cassimeres in Dress and Semi- Dress Pants for $7.50, $8, $8.50, $9 and $10. " ONE-PRICE" Clothing House! Corner Third and Robert Streets. s3T. PAUL.