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A GALLANT OLD SOLDIER.
The New Commander of the Third In fantry at Snelling, GENERAL EDWIN C. MASON, Descended From a Family of Soldiers, He Became One Himself— Record. The selection by the president of Col John K. Brooke to be brigadier-general, vice Crook, promoted, carries in the train the promotion of an officer well known to and esteemed by the local community, and whose personal and military history deserve more than a passing notice. Reference is made to Brevet Brigadier General Edwin C. "Mason, U. S. army, who, since July, 18S5, has been inspector general of the department of Dakota. Gen. Mason de scends from a family of soldiers. His paternal ancestor, Samson Ma- Bon, whose given name, it will be observed, is spelled according to Biblical custom, and from which source many names of his numerous progeny were taken— served with conspicuous valor in the army of Oliver Cromwell, and earned recognition as a member of the famous "Ironside Troop" that dealt such destruction to the royal army at Marston Moor and in other battles in the time of the wars between the crown and parliament. It therefore requires but little force of imagination to believe that Samson Mason was one of the men to whom Cromwell gave his very devout and effective advice, "Trust in God and keep your powder dry." Brevet Brigadier Gen. Edwin Cooley Mason, the subject of this sketch, was born in Springfield, 0., May 31. 1831. The secular education which was af forded him was drawn from the best private and public sources of his state. He became a civil engineer. His repu tation for integrity and commanding abilities extended far beyond the city of his birth, and, when rebellion broke out, his was one of the very first com missions to be issued by the war depart ment, his assignment to the Second regiment of Ohio volunteers as cantain dating April 21, 1861. In the* fol lowing month of June he was com missioned captain in the Seventeenth infantry, in the regular establishment, and served with that regiment at Fort Preble, Portland Harbor, Me., until Nov. 5, 1861, when he was tendered and accepted the colonelcy of the Seventh Maine infantry volunteers and served in the Army of the Potomac until August, 1864, when the regiment was disbanded by reason of expiration of term of service. Up to that date he re ceived successively the brevets of major, lieutenant colonel and colonel in "the regular army for gallant and meritorious services in the battles of Fredericks burg, the Wilderness and Spottsvlvania, Ya. On the 23d of May, 1862, Col. Ma son received the thanks of the governor of the state of Maine for himself and regiment for the part taken in the bat tle of Williamsburg, Va., 1862. The ex treme loyalty and conscientiousness which permeated every pore and fibre of CoL Mason's construction is demon strated in the fact that HE WAS SEKIOUST.y WOUNDED during the assault on the enemy's works in the battle of Spottsylvania court house, Ya., May I*2, 1804, and again by the explosion of a shell in the battle of Mechanicsville, Ya., on the 24th of the same month; and, that he was person ally with his regiment and in the en gagements of the Army of the Potomac, and the operations of the Sixth corps in the Shenandoah valley, to the battle of Perryville, Ya., Aug. 10, 1864. When the Seventh Maine was dis banded, Col. Mason was appointed to the command of the One Hundred and Seventy-sixth Ohio volunteers, which appointment, by permission of the war department, he accepted, and was as signed to the command of the Second brigade. Fourth division, Twentieth corps, which brigade he commanded during the battle of Nashville, Term., Dec. 14, 15 and 16, 1864. In June, 1865, Col. Mason was breveted brigadier gen eral of volunteers, for faithful services; and on Sept. 20 of the same year, he was, at his own request, mustered out of the volunteer service and ordered to join his regiment, the Seventh United States infantry, at Hart's Island, N. Y. He was in many Indian and other cam paigns since the war. In 1867, (Jen. Mason married, at Rochester, N. V., "Miss Frances M. Kingsbury, a graduate of Livingston Park seminary, and daughter of the late Lansing Kings bury, Esq., of Marshall, formerly a prominent and well-known citizen of Calhoun county, O. In July, 1885, Gen, Mason was assigned to duty at the headquarters of the department of Dakota, as inspector general, from which duty he was recently relieved by virtue of his promotion to succeed Brig. Gen. Brooke in the command of the Third United States infantry, with station at Fort Snelling. The domestic life of Gen. and Mrs. Mason has been blessed with four in teresting and pretty children, three ■daughters and a son, two of whom— girls— are now undergoing instruction in the educational institution, to which is doubtless due much of the culture and refinement so conspicuous in their mother; while the general's mother, now in her eighty-third year, is com paratively hale and hearty and modestly shares in the peace and contentment of her son's happy home. IX BRASS BUTTONS. Movements of the Men and Officers of the Department of* Dakota. The Fifth infantry, which is under orders for the department of Texas, will concentrate at Bismarck, and will leave that point not later than June 1, by boat, so as to reach its destination by June 5. At Leavenworth the com mand will be furnished with railway transportation and forwarded to the different stations. The command con sists of 28 officers and 425 enlisted men. Capt. Byron Dawson. Ninth cavalry, has been found incapacitated for active service and, pending a vacancy on the retired list, the war department has re lieved him from all duty with the army ami granted him a leave of absence un til further orders. The ultra fashionable coteries of Bar Harbor, Me., society will this season miss from among its devotees the hand some and accomplished Miss Julia Casey, who for several seasons has been the most lesplendent figure fre quenting that popular resort, as she is engaged to Howard Bloodgood, of Washington, D. C, who will lead her to the altar early in the coming month. Miss Casey is a daughter of the late Gen. Casey. It is rumored that Capt. Thomas n. Logan, Filth infantry, will endeavor to secure a protracted leave of absence in order that he may escape the necessity of accompanying his regiment from Montana to Texas, whither it is or dered, and that if he cannot effect this . he will probably resign from the army rather than relinquish the personal care of his numerous private interests in Montana. THE COLLiEGES. Preparations lor Commencement at Hamline— -Sports at Macal ester. -*• - ; ' The seniors took their final ' examina tions last Monday and Tuesday, and are now awaiting, with anxious hearts, that most important of all days, com mencement. The exercises will begin a week from to-day, when Dr. William McKinley, of Hamline, will preach the baccalaureate sermon to the graduating class. Monday and Tuesday will be devoted to the examinations of the undergraduates, and -on the afternoon of Tuesday, at 3 o'clock, Dr. D. C. John, of Milwaukee, former presi dent of Hamline, will address the four literary societies.the Athenian, Brown ing, Amphietyon and Philomathean. The forenoon of Wednesday, June 6, will be given up to field day sports, for which there has been a long and inter esting programme prepared, consisting of all kinds of college sports. There will be single prizes in each contest.and an endeavor will be made to lower the records of the other colleges. Wednes day afternoon will be class day, part of the exercises being given in the Univer sity chapel and a part on the campus. Thursday will witness the final efforts of the graduating classes." The exercises will occur at 2 o'clock in the afternoon. On Tuesday afternoon a match game of ball was played by the college classes; on the one side .were the juniors and freshmen and on the other the seniors and sophomores. The game resulted in a score of twenty-two to twelve in favor of the former. The junior and fresh man ladies, feeling highly elated over the success of their brothers, deter mined to show their good will in some substantial manner, and on Friday evening entertained them at the resi dence of Miss Essie Bushnell, on -Hewitt avenue. The ladies present were Misses Margaret Share, Martha Clark, Carrie Ranson, Mary Bennett, Essie Bushnell, Blanche Fames, Lena Putnam, John son, Effie Grant and Bessie Clapp. G. S. Perry, class of '88, visited Knapp, Wis., last week. Miss Gertrude Southwick, class of '88, is spending her senior vacation in Still water. Preceptress Shoemaker was visited last week by Miss Swindale, of Fargo. MACALESTER. The gods have been unpropitious in granting the "Macs" favorable weather for the animal field day which was to have occurred last Friday. Owing now to the bad condition of the boulevard, upon which the races will take place, and the lack of training among the boys themselves, the field day has been postponed until next Fri day, which will be entirely de voted to athletic sports. No individual prizes will be given, but to the class" winning the greatest number of prizes will be awarded a silver cup, which will be contested for each succeeding year until won three times by one class when it shall then become the private property of that class. The first prize will consist of five points and the second three. The follow ing programme has been presented: Throwing base ball, putting 10-pound shot, throwing 16-pound hammer, half mile walk, standing broad jump 'with out weights), 100-yard dash, three-legged race, 220-yard dash, standing high jump, sack race (100 yards), running high jump, half-mile run, running hop, step and jump, egg race, running broad jump, standing broad jump (with weights), potato race, pigeon hand spring, obstacle race, high kick, tug of war— vs. '92, '90 vs. '91, base ball game. The boys are rejoicing over the ar rival of the new apparatus of the gym nasium, which constitutes the basement of the new University hall. The appa ratus consists of parallel, horizontal and vertical bars, vaulting bar, rowing ma chine, pulleys, swing pole, rings, dumb bells, striking bag, Indian clubs and hair mattresses. Ernest Bryant, formerly a member of '91, called last week on his old friends. Mr. Bryant is home on a visit from the Pennsylvania State university, where he is a member of the medical depart ment. The Macalester base ball team will play two games on Memorial day (Wednesday.) In the forenoon they play Minneapolis High School on the league grounds of Minneapolis. In the afternoon in the St. Paul league grounds with the ex-collegiates. A PUCL.IC LIBRARY. Immediate Action Urged in an Important Matter. To the Editor of the Globe. It is being whispered around by a few would-be friends of a public library building that a wealthy citizen has made provision for such an institution in his will. This is gratifying; but as the citizen may (and we hope will) live fifteen or twenty years longer, it is hardly an excuse for postponing initia tory action by the city. Rather, such action will tend to encourage some mu nificent capitalist to come forward and endow a public library in his life time. As a rule such endowments are made while the benefactor is living. Such was the case among many others in respect of the famous music hall and the fountain in Cincinnati, Cooper Institute, New York,Vanderbilt university, Nashville; Perkins blind asylum and Smith university, Boston Lawrence scientific school, Cambridge; Thayer scientific school at Dartmouth college; Carleton, Macalester and Pills bury colleges in our own state, and to crown all those noble gifts of George Peabody during his life— sl,soo,ooo for dwellings for the poor in London, $100, --000 for a library in his native town of Danvers, $1,000,000 to the city of Balti more, and $4,000,000 for education in the South. A few timid people think too large a sum is being asked for a public library building. But we are not going to build for merely to-day. If we start now, it will be several years before a building will be ready. There must be ample ground for a site in a central, but quiet location. There has been a ten dency to scrimp in on public buildings. The postoffice is only twenty years old, yet we are asking congress for over $1,000,000 for a new one.The High school building is not eight years old yet is being enlarged. The union depot, no older, is outgrown. It is the same with the general railroad offices. The city of Boston is arranging to build its sec ond public library at a cost of over $1,000,000. Let us be saving where we must, but not niggard in regard to a public library. In the course of three years there will be paid into the city treasury $1,000,000 for liquor licenses, and yet some people would scrimp on the public library as if it were to be something for a third-rate town. If $100,000 is too much for a site and $250, --000 too much for a spacious and fine fire-proof building that the city may be proud —a building containing a lect ure room (as Senator C. K. Davis recom mended a year ago in his communica tion to the Globe) and thoroughly fur nished. If that amount is found to be too much then the surplus can. under the law, be used for the purchase of books. Let there be unanimity of ac tion in this matter. , Citizen. A PUBLIC LIBRARY BUILDING. To the Editor of the Globe. A vote is expected to be taken by the chamber of commerce Monday morning on the report of its committee on a pub lic library building. The action of the chamber will be simply an expression of opinion, and even if favorable will be only one step. To secure a building re quires that the members of the legisla ture from St. Paul next winter obtain an act authorizing the issue of bonds: then that the city council consent to negotiate such bonds; and, finally, that the board of directors of the public li brary deem it expedient to purchase a site and erect a building. The board of directors consists of Messrs. Janice Auerbach, 11. L. Carver. O. O. Cullen, D. A. Monfort, J. 1). O'Brien, J. P. Pond, Alexander Ramsey, H. P. Unhanr and B. F. Wright, and a strong reason for initiating measures now is that the public would have confidence that they would proceed in a disinterested and competent manner. The term of office of three of these directors expires even year, .and their places arc filled by the mayor or acting mayor. Commencing now, we can be sure the work will be faithfully done. C. C. A. THE SAINT PAUL DAILY GLOBE: SUNDAY MOBNING, MAY 27, 1888.— TWEOTT ¥AQ%SA AT THE HEAD OF THE LAKE The City of Dnlnth Shows a Steady, Healthy Growth. THE POLITICAL OUTLOOK. St. Louis County to Stand by Steams— Dnlnth May Have a Democratic Candidate. Special to the Globe. Duluth, May 20.— Secretary Weller, of the Duluth board of trade, has pre sented the fifth annual report of that body. He reviews exhaustively the work accomplished, and reports the same steady, healthy growth in wealth and population and private improve ments that characterized the preceding four years. The plans of public im provement adopted by the city govern ment, and the system of sewerage and grades for public thoroughfares, is dwelt upon at considerable length and highly complimented. The report shows that 28,561 feet of sewerage was completed, 9,018 feet of which was of brick, at a cost of $135,628.21 ; 47,639 feet of sidewalk constructed at a cost of $23,125.74, while the total expenditure for grading, sewerage and sidewalks was $542,307.30. Of harbor improve ments under direction of Capt. James B. Quinn for the season beginning May 16, and ending Sept. 21, 1887, there were 222,322 cubic yards of dirt removed, and twenty-eight acres added to the navigable area of the harbor at a cost of $34,709.90, adding $10,750 expended at the entrance of the harbor, the total amount expended in harbor improvements is $45,519.90. In the railway docks of the Duluth & Iron Mountain Range road $135,217 was expended; St. Paul & Duluth, $233,582, and the Northern Pacific and Omaha roads $15,000 and $20,000, respectively, making a total, less cost of buildings, Of $453,799. The grain year opened with 9,224.257 bushels of wheat in elevators, and 141, --000 in vessels afloat in the harbor, and closed with 6,578,527 in store. Of the 20,000.000 bushels of grain shipped dur ing the season, 3,961,367 bushels of wheat and 103,200 bushels of corn went to foreign ports. Receipts of flour were 1,335,932 barrels; shipments 1,322,715, of the latter 374,059 barrels going to for eign ports. The seven railroads now running into Duluth have a total mileage of 11,997, with ten new lines now in actual course of construction, and twelve add itional lines projected, nine of which have their lines surveyed. Since 1881. 3,175,000 tons of coal have been received at this port, last year contributing one-third of the total, while for the present season fully one-half as much" will arrive as has been piled upon the locks for the past six years com bined. The total storage capacity of the ele vator system is now 19,450,000 bushels, distributed among fifteen different ele vators located on either side of the bay. AMUSEMENTS The continuous rainfall rather damp ened the ardor of theater-goers during the week, though the opening night of Salsbury's Troubadours was created with a packed house. The engagement closed to-night with none the less en thusiastic audience, though not so large. Lilian Lewis opens a week's engage ment to-morrow night, and will be fol lowed by Roland Reed on June 12 and 13; the Two Johns Comedy company on the 14th and 15th, and Mclntvre & Heath's Minstrels on the 16th, and 17th. Mrs. Nichols, a charming little vocal favorite, has in preparation by local talent the operetta of "Snow White," which will be given at a date not yet fixed. Annie Pixley, who had dates here, has telegraphed Manager Condon that she cannot come on account of other engagements. THE POLITICIANS. St. Louis county will give her united support to Judge Steams at the St. Cloud congressional convention, though a prominent Republican politician as sured the Globe's correspondent that he, at least, entertained little hope of the judge's nomination. The delegation has no second choice and will probably stick to its favorite until either Barto, Comstock, Corliss, Buckman or some one else has captured the nomination. For the legislature, the "ruling spirits'" already have their heads together, and the nomination will fall to the lot of some one of the old "antis" in case of Judge Steams' success. In the event— and probable event, too— of his defeat there promises to be another vig orous fight and ultimate ruction in the local party. Hon. H.C. Kendall, James A. Boggs and probably S. F. Wadhams will then "declare themselves," and the old, old fight be renewed. All of which is watched with a smile of complacency by Democrats, who are at present say ing but little. Duluth Democrats, too, will present a name at the Fergus Falls convention. If President M. R. Bald win, of the chamber of commerce, will allow the use of his name he can have the votes and influence of the delegation, but he appears too much engrossed in His personal business and the affairs of the chamber to give the matter necessary attention. M. B. Har rison is expected home from the East within a few days, and as his name has been quite frequently mentioned he may conclude to enter the field. C; P. Maginnis, of the land office, is deemed an admirable candidate because.of his strength in the western portions'of the district, but he does not want the nom ination. Other names have been sug gested, but no effort made to unite upon any one man. The Democratic nomination for the lower house will go to Hon. C. M. Parkhurst, of the state cen tral committee, or to H. H. Hawkins, of Carlton county. Politicians have their heads together, and there is si flitting about, and arranging of slates that may all be knocked into smithereens before even the nominating conventions. SOCIAL AND PERSONAL. W. E. Richardson. F. A. Day and N. B. Solner returned from Port Arthur yesterday. They* were compelled to abandon the boat when near that place and make their way ashore on cakes of ice. It was a perilous feat, but fortu nately accomplished without serious mishap. . Citizens of Ely are making extensive preparations for celebrating the com pletion of the Iron Range extension into that village. A special train will go from Duluth, carrying a number of distinguished invited guests. W. B. Bell, formerly county treasurer of Burleigh county, Dakota, and cashier of Territorial Treasurer Raymond's bank, has removed to Duluth and will associate himself with the H. H. Bell banking house. Rev. C. C. Salter returned yesterday from the East, where he has been in the interest of the Bethel he is establishing here. He secured about $4,000, swelling his total subscription list to upward of $10,000. Gus Lumberg, who was the Demo cratic nominee for state auditor two years, left to-day for his old home in Sweden. He was accompanied by his brother. J. L. Thwing left for Fond dv Lac, Wis., on Thursday, where he will be married on Tuesday next to Miss Lizzie Blackburn. They will return to Duluth some time during the latter part of the week. Jtu-ige I. E. West will deliver the ad dress before the G. A. R. on Memorial day. An elaborate programme has been arranged. r George M. Smith, local agent of the Omaha, who has been confined to his house for some days, is again at his post. F. A. Richardson and Z. D. Scott left to-day for Indianapolis to attend the na tional Prohibition convention. Mrs. A. C. Weiss returned yesterday from a month's visit to her former Ken tucky home. : I. Bundy has cabled his safe arrival at I Havre, France. I Duluth's new silver comet baud will ! give a series of open air concerts during the summer. -*'.■"** r* The Duluth Boat club has added a number of handsome new pleasure boats 1 to its already great attractions. A party of Philadelphia capitalists reached Duluth Friday, and are look ing about for investments. The Duluth telephone exchange -will receive no more new subscribers until its new board is put up. "WHERE THEY CAN BE FOUND. Headquarters of the Various Del egations to the St. Louis Conven tion. St. Loris, Mo., May 26.— official announcement of the headquarters of the members of the Democratic na tional committee and the delegations from the various states, is as follows : At the Lindell— Vermont, 8 delegates, B. B. Smalley; South Carolina. 18, F. W. Daw . sou ; Alabama, 20, H. C. Semple; North Car olina, 22, M. W. Ransom; Ohio, 46, W. W. Armstrong; New Hampshire. 8, A. W. Sullo way* Illinois. 44, S. Corning Judd; Indiana,* 30, A. H. Brown ; lowa, 26, M. M. Ham : Del*? aware, 6, — Grubb; Kentucky, 26, P. D. Mc-. Henry. . ■.',-".." > At the Southern— Georgia, 24 delegates,* Patrick Walsh; Tennessee, 24, R. F. Looney ; Pennsylvania, 60, W. A. Wallace; Rhode Island, 8, J. B. Barnabv; Florida, 8, Samuel;. Pascoe: Colorado, 6, C. S. Thomas: Mary land, 16, A. P. Gorman ; Michigan, 26, I. M/ Weston; "Nevada. 6, J. M. Bennington; Ar kansas, 14, S. E. Cockrill, Jr.: New York, 72, William Steinway; Mississippi, 18, C. A. Johnston. At Hurst's— Washington Territory, two delegates. J. H. Ruhn : Wyoming, two, M. E. Post; Montana, two, W. J. McCormick; New Mexico, two, A. Josephs; Arizona, two, W. X, Meade: Dakota, two, M. H. Day; New Jersey, eighteen, Miles Ross; Idaho, two, John Haley. • At the St. James— West Virginia, twelve delegates, A. G. Davis. At the Wisconsin, twenty two delegates, J. L. Mitchell; Virginia, . twenty four, J. S. Barbour; Texas, twenty-six, O. T. Holt; Nebraska, ten, J. E. Bovd: "Minnesota, fourteen, P. H. Kelly; Massachusetts,twenty eight, F. O. Prince; " Louisiana, sixteen, B. F. Jonas; Maine, twelve, Edmund Wilson; Kan sas, eighteen, C. W. Mair; Connecticut, twelve, W. 11. Barnum (by proxy).' At the Laclede— Utah, two delegates, J. P. Rosebrough ; California, sixteen, M. F. Tar pey: District of Columbia, two, William Dick son: Oregon, six, A. No'tner; Missouri, thirty-two. J. M. Prather.* The total number of delegates. 820; necessary to a choice, 547. In the above names is given the headquarters of the national committeemen. In every in stance, excepting the following," the state delegation is quartered at the same hotel as the committeeman : California, committeeman at Southern, delegation at Laclede: Connecticut, committee man at Southern, delegation at Laclede; Delaware, committeeman at Southern, delegation at Lindell: Kansas, commit teeman at Southern, delegation at Planters: Louisiana, committeeman at Southern, delegation at Planters; Maine, committeeman at Southern, delegation at Planters; Massachusetts, committeeman at Southern, delegation at Planters; "Minnesota, committeeman at Southern, delegation at Planters; New Jersey, committeeman at South ; crn, delegation at Hursts; Texas, com mitteeman at Southern, delegation at Planters; Virginia, committeeman at Southern, delegation at Planters: West Virginia, committeeman at Southern, delegation at St. James; Wisconsin, committeman at Hotel Beers, delegation at Planters; District of Columbia, com mitteeman at Southern, delegation at Laclede; New Mexico, committeman at Southern, delegation at Hursts. *■■*•■■■■» SAYS HE "WIL.LI RETURN. » . A Change of Conscience Experi enced by a Chicago Lawyer Now in Canada. Chicago, May 20.— Lawyer William Starkey, who is under indictment for jury bribing, and who has been vainly searched for during the last two weeks, has at last turned up in Canada. Star key's name has been prominently con nected with the now noted case of al leged jury fixing, for which Sumner Welch, claim agent of the Chicago City Railway company, in connection with President C. B. Holmes, has received a severe raking from the prosecution. Starkey writes a letter from Toronto, Out., in which he says he left Chicago because he did not desire to be perse cuted. He finds fault with the conduct of the Welch case, but says that he will return now that an indictment has been brought against him and will meet any legal proceedings instituted in proper form. * Complete Vestibuled Trains. The only line running complete vesti bule trains, sleeping cars, coaches, din ing cars and baggage cars, between Minneapolis, St. Paul and Chicago is "The Northwestern Line," Chicago, St. Paul, Minneapolis & Omaha railway. It was the first line in the Northwest to run Pullman sleeping cars. It was the first line in the Northwest to run dining cars. It was the first line in the Northwest to run vestibule cars, and, as stated above, "The Northwestern line** is to day the only line with both the Pullman and Wagner famous vestibuled train service between the Twin Cities and Chicago. This line is always in advance of its competitors, both as to equipment and train service, and its motto, "Always on | Time," is an established fact. m The Edgar B. Smith Portrait Com pany Are making two crayon pictures for Bishop Whipple. They have just com pleted an excellent likeness, in paste", of the deceased wife of George Hammer, of the firm of Crenier & Hammer. *■■••■■■■-•■ Homes! Homes! At Inver Grove Park on easy payments. State cf Minnesota, Ramsey County, • District Court.Second Judicial District, f In the matter of the assignment of Warner and Morgan Machine Company. Notice of Assignee's Sale. The undersigned will receive bids up to and including June 9, A. D. 1888, for the machine shops, blacksmith shop? and foun dry. and tools and machinery therein, in cluding steam hammer, six forges, one twenty-five horse-power engine, one sixty horse-power boiler, six new lathes, five drill grinders, one forty horse-power boiler and small stock of scrap and bar iron, and the laud upon which said shops are situated, comprising about one acre, situated at South Park, in Dakota county, Minnesota, and re cently run, owned and operated by Warner and Morgan Machine company. This property will all be sold together, and not in parcels, and the sale must be for cash. It can be examined any day on the prem ises at South Park station, on Chicago, StJ Paul & Kansas City railway. i JOSEPH H. LAWRENCE, Assignee of Warner and Morgan Machine Company. Room "61, National German-American bank building. St. Paul. Minn. STEAMBOAT EXCURSION —TO— DEMOCRATIC CONVENTION, ST. LOUIS. Elegant Side-Wheel Passen ger Steamer War Eagle Will leave St, Paul Thursday, May 31, at 10 o'clock a. m., arriving at St. Louis Monday morning following. Leave St. Louis on her. return Wednesday even ing. Fare for round trip, including meals and berths, both under way and at St. Louis, $30. Parties can have privilege of returning by rail from St. Louis. For securing stateroom and passage apply to A. DELANEY, i - 340 Cedar street, Union Block. " ONCE MORE WE APPLY THE KNIFE! I And commencing Monday, May 28, we will sell the Best Bigelow Five-Frame Made, Laid and Lined for These goods are just in from the East and are of the latest designs and colorings. Best Wool Extra Super Ingrains are still being sold at the cut prices. BROS. *5* : 205 East Seventh Street. Carpels, Draperies and Wall Paper, Of Those Fine' lmported RECEIVED AND WILL SELL THEM AT •yd ---y-x'/-.* '.-.:* The same quality sold last season at 25 cents. mm i co„ 233, 235 & 237 East Seventh St., ST. PAUL, MINN. Sole Agency for the Standard Patterns, which are guaranteed *to fit Fashion Sheets sent free of charge. ' Happy Thought ? TORRANCE " THE HATTER Has pleasure in announcing that he hag leased that store on Jackson street, corner Fourth, so long occupied by J. Wampler and X, Simmon, as a Drug Store, and he will open it about MONDAY, 4th JUNE, with an entirely new stock, one of the finest and most elegant stocks of correct styles in Gents' Furnishings and Hats, etc., in the city. The store is being remodeled and fitted up by the Taylor & Craig Co. with the most handsome Cabinets, Fixtures and Mirrors seen in any Hat and Furnishing store. The stock will comprise all the latest novelties and best makes of Men's Neck wear, G-loves and Suspenders from Fisk, Clarke & Flagg and Rufus Waterhouse and others. Will also carry a full line of Wilson Bros/ Shirts, and in Hats only the very lat est blocks and most stylish colors will be kept in stock. TORRANCE flatters him self that he has got a good thing in this lo cation and he earnestly requests a share of patronage from his numerous friends in the business part of the city, many o± whom have gone otit of their way to visit his store on Seventh Street, and others who will now be pleased to drop in and see him since he has moved down beside them. Prices will be guaranteed the closest in St. Paul for the same lines and makes of goods. The closing out sale of my big stock on Seventh Street, corner Cedar, will still continue till end of lease, but will now be BED HOT more than ever, as the roods must be sold out and prices will be little or no object. None of my Seventh Street stock is going to my new place on Jackson street. Seventh Street, Corner Cedar, SPECIAL SALE! — —.A.T Of Gents' Light Dress French Calf Gossamer Shoes in all styles at $4 per pair, worth $5. Big Bargains in Low Summer Shoes. Prices reduced on the entire stock of Summer Goods. 288 pair oi Children's Goat Button 8----10 2 at 50c, worth . $1.00. ) 400 pairs of Ladies' Fine Kid Opera Slippers at 75a worth $1.25. Bargains in every department on reliable BOOTS JIND_ SHOES. THE NEW ENGLAND, 135 £ Seventh St 135 £ Seventh St. furniture! I WILL DISCOUNT FROM 5 TO 10 PER GENT All Prices Advertised on Furniture in This City. / CANNOT BE UNDERSOLD / TIME GRANTED ON PURCHASE IF DESIRED. GEO.H.LAINS, FURNISHER OF HOUSES, HOTELS AND RESTAURANTS, *ETO. 44S WABASHA ST., -- - - ST. Y\vw, MINN". i .'^-:. .-4'..,; :;^TV /,; : , *. :.:*-v .(■-■:■. ■-■■ $i.W\- . 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