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MINNEAPOLIS SOCIETY LIGHTS, The Giddy Whirl of Social Solons in the City of Flour, Fair Women and Strong Men. Christmas Preceded by a Round of Pleasures Indic ative of What the Week to Come Will Be. Society has been as quiet as was ex pected for the week before Christmas. People seem to have been so busy pre paring to crowd the coming weeks with pleasure, that no time was left for amusement during this week. People are all busy shopping or making-dainty trifles with which to surprise their friends during the coming two weeks. The personal columns show the old custom of spending the holidays at home is still honored. People who are per fectly contented during the balance of the year suddenly become homesick and take a vacation at home during the holidays. So there are many arrivals and departures to chronicle. * « During the coming week there will be a number of social reunions and. public balls. Nearly all of the clubs have arranged for some sort of enter tainment to be given during tin* week. There are but lew receptions or wed dings announced, as most people prefer to spend the week in informal merry making and visiting. CLUJI SOCIAL. The members of tin* Caledonian club gave a pleasant banquet and entertain ment at Curtiss hall last Tuesday even ing. Music, recitations and debate served to make the time pass quickly. Anion-- those who contributed to the programme were, Miss M. C. Cloud, Mr. Forgan, Miss Simpson, W. Murray, Mr. Haddon and F. D. Craigie. A ban quet was served by the ladies of the club. The ladies of the Shamrock club will give a leap year party next Friday even" ing in Da fa hall. Among the ladies who are arranging the affair an* Misses Sadie McPherson, Libbie Hickey. Mary O'Hara. Alice Walsh, Annie Leonard and P.. Gleason. Mi_P The Jolly Good Times club will dance at South Side hall on New Year's eve. Each member of the club is permitted to invite one couple to participate in the. dance and banquet. Prof. Lester's dancing pupils will have a social reunion at Windom ball next Friday evening. Thyle it Ring wall's orchestra will furnish a dancing programme. Miss Nellie Burns entertained La Grande circle at her home last Tuesday evening. The duo will meet with Miss Bumb the first Monday in January. The Unity club gave a dramatic enter tainment on Wednesday evening, which was well attended and a success finan cial The South Minneapolis Pleasure club will rive a ball and banquet at the Labor temple, next Thursday evening. The Grasshopper club will meet New Year's eve at the home of Luke Wilson, on Hennepin avenue. The F. S. D. club met with Miss Stella Calkins at her home last Wednes day evening. The Silverthorn club will dance at Berglund's hall on Christmas eve. The Faust club will dance at Curtiss hall next Thursday evening. WIiDDINGS. Miss Minnie Freeman, of Red Wing, and David C. Erickson were married Wednesday evening at the First Swed ish Baptist church, Rev. Frank Peter son officiating. Miss Caroline W. An derson and Augusta Anderson were maid** ol honor. A largo number of friends and relatives were present. Miss lier iha Hove, of mis city, and Andrew Leiu. of Mason City, were mar ried recent Iv in the Norwegian Trinity church by Rev. M. K. Glertson. They will take a six months' trip through ,-Southern California and New Mexico. Mi— Margaret 0. Green and .lames M. Doten were married on Wednesday evening at tne residence id' the bride's parent*- on Chicago avenue. Only a few friends were present. Miss Mary Gulick and A. Bemis were married on' Thursday evening, Rev. M. F. Negus officiating. Mr. and Mrs. Betnis will beat home after Jan. l at 1111 North Fourth street Miss Lucia Hall, of this city, and James Parker, id' Fan Claire, were mar tied in Chicago on Thursday. Rev. C. E. Comstock officiating. Mr. ami Mrs. Walter Phillips have re turned from their wedding tour and will be at home at Excelsior after Jan. I. GI 'MORAL SOCIAL. Col. and Mis. W. S. King gave a pleas ant german at their residence last Mon day evening in honor of their daughter, Mrs. C. l>. linger, who will sail for Europe In a few days. The Blakely resilience was prettily decorated for the occasion, the ballroom being festooned with pink bunting and lighted by pink globes. The german was led by C. 1). Yelie. Among those present taking part in the german were: Mr. and Mrs. C. M. Carpenter. Mr. and Mrs. Thomas, Mr. and Mrs. R. R. Rand, Mr. and Mrs. Charles M. Palmer. Mr. and Mrs. Woolford, Mr. and Mrs. William Hallo well, Miss Dulling, Miss Rand. Miss Mealev, Miss Tuell. Miss Washburn, Miss Wilson, Mrs. Feeds, and Messrs. Langdon. Chute, Hart, llallowell, Mor rison, Handy anil Robinson. Dan/ orchestra furnished suitable music, and Dinner spread a dainty collation for the guests. About sixty couples attended a birth day reception given by Miss Clara Sny der at her home last Thursday. Miss Anna Long, of Chicago, assisted the hostess in the reception of guests. The house was prettily decorated with chrys anthemums and other flowers, the doorways and transoms being ornament ed with a network of sniilax and roses. The tables were adorned with set pieces and all sorts of dainty confections. "Music ami social conversation contrib uted to the enjoyment of the guests. reception lasted from 6 to 10 p. m. Mrs. David G. Chandler, assisted by Mrs. Holt and Misses Chandler and Holt, of Milwaukee, gave a yellow tea Thursday afternoon. A plaque of yel low roses hung over the piano, on the mantel a bank of moss formed a back ground for the word "greeting" in yel low rose buds. The dining room was decorated with yellow chrysanthemums. A dainty menu of chocolate salads, pot led meats and cakes was served. About two hundred ladies enjoyed the hospitality of Mr. and Mrs. C. 11. Woods last Tuesday afternoon. Mrs. Kingman, Mrs. <;. H. Webster and Mrs. lien. llahn assisted Mrs, Woods ill re ceiving. Many elaborate costumes were worn and the guests spent the time very pleasantly in informal conversa tion. Refreshment and music added to the entertainment. The Switchmen's association gave their annual ball at Ilarmonia hail on Wednesday evening. 'The hall was decorated ' with headlights, colored lanterns and emblems of the order. Tin le A* Riugwall's orchestra furnished an excellent programme, which was carried out. About 200 couples were in attendance. The Plumbers, Steam and Gas Fit ters' union will give their fourth annual ball at the Labor 'Temple Friday even ing. Jan. 4. Among the members of the committees are: M. W. tiara. J. L. Gavagan, Edward J. Harrington, A. Davis. U. T. McNally, R Black, M. Mclnerny, M. T. Fox, P. Craig, J. De Graw and A. Walker. '.;; .'.-.. ;■. A pleasant Christmas reception was held in the Plymouth church parlors last Wednesday evening. Rev. , C. F. Thwing received his parishioners, after which music, refreshments and social conversation were features of entertain ment. Mrs. M. E. Downey gave a farewell reception to her friends Tuesday after noon. Music and refreshments were pleasant features of the occasion. Mrs. Downey leaves tomorrow for California to be absent for the winter. Nicollet Lodge No. 119, I. 0.0. F., gave a social and dance -Thursday even ing at their hall on Twenty-sixth street and Nicollet. A large number were in attendance, and a pleasant dancing pro gramme was carried out. . The Minneapolis Society of Fine Arts held their ' regular fortnightly meeting in the society's building last •Monday evening. • Mrs.— George- F.- Clark read an interesting paper on "Florentine Art." Dr. and Mrs. Hutching gave an in formal reception to a large" number of their friends. Thyle & Rim-wall's or chestra rendered several delightful se lections, and dainty refreshments were served. Miss Eulft Haseltine entertained friends at her home on Thursday even** ing v Cards and other parlor games oc cupied the first part ofthe evening. At 10 Mrs. Haseltine served a dainty lunch. Mrs. F. R. -temple gave a children's party on Tuesday in honor of her little (laughter's sixth birthday. About fifteen couples of little folks were present and had a jolly time. The Columbia literary society meets on Wednesday evening at Catholic As sociation hall, for the election of offi cers and to decide upon the course of study for the coming year. A social will be given under the aus pices of Court Hennepin, No. 7,408, A. O. P., at G. A. R. hall", corner of Wash ington and Twentieth avenue north, Monday evening, Dec. 31. The Young Ladies' Society of the Norwegian Trinity church will hold a festival at Dania hall .New Year's even in!.'. There will be a musical and liter ary programme. Division No. 2, A. O. IT., will hold a reunion at Dania hall Tuesday evening. All Hibernians and their families will be invited to join in celebrating the event. Miss Grace Abbec entertained her friends on last Monday afternoon. Cards and light refreshments contrib uted to the entertainment of her guests. Miss Audrey Nelson gave a dancing and card party Tuesday evening at Nel son's hall. About twenty-eight couples participated in the games and dancing. Miss Gussie Miner gave a card party last Monday afternoon. About forty til' her friends attended and were enter tained by music and refreshments. The Band of Willing Workers held a reception and fair at tlie rectory Wednesday. The proceeds to be de voted to the Sheltering arms. Miss Adele Barker entertained friends at cards Thursday evening. Miss Barker will leave for Sew York to-morrow to study art at Cooper institute. Mrs. W. I). Washburn will give the Yale Glee club a reception at "Fair Oaks" Dec. 29, after the concert at the Hennepin Avenue theater. Mrs. James E. Hagan and Miss Emma (lagan tendered an informal reception to about thirty of their intimate friends last Monday afternoon. The Division No. 1. A. O. IL, will give a grand ball at Windom hall new year's eve, the proceeds to go to the Carneli defense fund. Miss Amy Kelsey gave an informal tea party on Wednesday afternoon. Music and social conversation passed the time pleasantly. The ladies society of the Filth Con gregational church gave a supper and social at Eighth ward relief hall on Tuesday evening. The Scandia Lodge. No. ft. Knights of Pythias, will give a New Year's social and hop at Castle hall on the evening of Dec. : Si- The broommakers gave their annual ball on Tuesday evening at G. A. R. hall on Washington avenue north. The annual banquet of the commer cial travelers of the Twin cities will be held at the Windsor hotel Jan. 3. The Knights of Sherwood Forest will give the first of a series of hops at Cur tiss hall on Christmas evening. The Norden society will give a social dance and banquet at Norden hall on Christmas evening. Mr. and Mrs. William Orcutt will give a dancing party at G. A. K. hall to morrow evening. The Mahtowah club gave one of their pleasant socials at Maben's hall Thurs day evening. Tlie waiters at the Windsor hotel had a social and dance last Wednesday evening. PERSONAL^ Mr. and Mrs. William Eastman left last Monday evening for New York. Mrs. Eastman sailed yesterday for Eu rope and Mr. Eastman will spend the winter in Florida. F. W. llanscom, former proprietor of the Clark house, was in the city on Wednesday, en route for California, where he will spend the winter. Mr. and Mrs. Loren Fletcher left for the East on Tuesday, and will shortly sail for Europe, intending to be absent several mouths. Messrs. George P. and Charles M. Case, sons of Charles W. Case, of the Manitoba road, are spending their vaca tion with friends and relatives in this city. Sirs. V.. O. Cornell and Mrs. R. C. Ballshoff, who has just returned from Paris, will spend the winter in St. Au gust inc. W. AY. Woodward left on Wednesday for Albion, Mich., intending to join his family and extend the journey to Texas. Col. Jacob Green, of. the Connecticut Life Insurance Company, has been in the Twin cities lor a few days. Mesdames Stetson, mother and wife of Chief Stetson, of the lire department, left last Tuesday for Taeoma. Capt. S. P. Snider, congressman-elect from the Fourth district, left on Thurs day evening for Cleveland, 0. Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Johnson left on Wednesday evening for the East, to re main during the holidays. Mrs. Mary E. Jones left on Tuesday evening for the Pacific coast, where she will spend the winter. Dr. MotTet and C. Johnson left during the week for the Pacific coast, intending to spend the winter. L. 11. Freeman, of St. Cloud, spent a few days of the past week among Min neapolis friends. W. K. Whittemore and niece have gone to Boston to spend the holidays with friends. Mr. and Mrs. W. S. Booth left on i Thursday for California to spend the ! winter. BP6__-s_^_BP_-i Mrs. J. T. Barnum and family have gone to Rochester, N. V., to spend the holidays. Will Rockfield left early last week for Riverside, Cal., for a visit of two months. Mrs. Sully, widow of Gen. Alfred Sully, left "on Wednesday for New York. PS-BE Mr. and Mrs. M. H. Pearce left on Wednesday evening for a visit in New York. Messrs. John L. Dwyer and F. H. Smith left on Wednesday for California. Miss Edna Little left Thursday for THE SAINT -PAUL DAILY GLOBE: SUNDAY MORXIXG, J DECEMBER 23 THIRTY-TWO PAGES. Detroit, Mich., where site will remain until spring, as a guest of Miss Carrie Holt. Mrs. Harry Legg left on Tuesday for Cincinnati to spend* the holidays with friends. v ... - V William Blaisdell, wife and family, are spending the winter in California. Mrs. Henry L. Berg is spending the winter in Washington. Judge Jones and family went to Balti more last Thursday. Mr. G. R. Lyman and family left on Tuesday for New York. Mrs. L. .Quimby left Friday for the Pacific coast, where she will spend the winter. • Miss Grace Albee has gone to Mem phis to spend the winter. ■ Miss Minnie Pettigrew has returned from a long absence in Europe and is the guest of Mrs. William Nesbitt. Miss Agnes House, of Santa Barbara, Cal., is the guest of her uncle, Charles House. Mrs. Redcliffe and daughter, who have been at the Ardmore for some time, have returned to New York. Miss Sarah Colby and brother left on Tuesday for New Albany, Ind.. where they will remain until spring. Miss Fannie Graves, - who has been visiting relatives in Georgia, returned home on Wednesday morning. Miss Harriet Coe has returned from Boston and is staying with her brother, C. R. Coe. * -r^'i-S. Miss Ella G. Nobles, of Winona, is the guest of Mr. -and Mrs. Samuel H. Whittier. - :€):'}. Miss Nettie Furber, who has been the guest of Mrs. M. D. Clarke, returned on Wednesday to her home in Chicago. Miss Harriet Speedy, ho has been the guest of Mrs. Susie Martin, re turned on Wednesday to her home in Detroit. Mrs. 11. C. Goldsmith, of Anoka, is the guest of her sister, Mrs. Robert Nelson. -,-•.•> Miss nelty mil has gone to Rochester, N. V., to spend the winter. Mrs. August Larsen, of Hillsdale, is the guest of Mr. and Mrs. Harry Hen derson on Nicollet avenue. Miss Fannie Hanscom, of Larimore, Dak., is the guest of Miss Delia Cronau, of this city. Mrs. F. E. Chase, of Boston, is the guest of her sister, Mrs. Laura Hudson. Mr. and Mrs. M. C. Carter, of Council Bluffs, io., are the guests of relatives in this city. Mrs. C. E. Maylor, of Columbus, 0., is the guest of her sister, Mrs. Adrian Sever. Miss Frankie Stein, of Milwaukee, is the guest of Mrs. Charles Goldman. Miss Lora Gardner, of Stillwater, is the guest of her sister, Mrs. Edwin Ford. Mr. and Mrs. Robert Reed have gone to San Diego, where they will remain a year. Miss Lena Delworth, of Quincy. 111., is thi' guest of Mr. and Mrs. Leonard Ware. Mr. and Mrs. Henry James, of Cal ifor nia, are visiting Minneapolis friends. Col. Jacob Green,* of Hartford. Conn., is spending a few days in the city. Mrs. A. P. Jamison, of Waseca, is the guest of Mrs. Edwin White. Mr. and Mrs. 11. <>. Gray, of Valley City, Dak., are visiting friends here. Miss Gussie Williams is visiting friends in Bed Wing. Miss Delia tlastreiter has gone to Boston to spend the winter. Mr. and Mrs. 11. M. Pearce have gone to Nov/ i oik to visit relatives. Miss Ella nibble, of Lodi. is the guest of her sister, Mrs. George Bush. Dr. Elliott returned from the East Tuesday. Miss Luella Wells is the guest of rela tives in Detroit, Mich. Miss Flora Laney. of St. Louis, is the guest of Miss Susie Thwing. Miss Nellie Burgoine, who has been visiting at Lone Rock, Wis., is expected home to spend the holidays. Mr. 11. MacFarlane and wife, of Du luth. were at the West on Wednesday. Mr. F. S. llinkle has gone to Cincin nati to spend the holidays with relatives. Mr. D. A. Secombe and wilt* accom panied the Eastman party to Europe. Ex-Gov. Gilbert A. Pierce, of Bis marck, was at the West on Thursday. (apt. I*. P. Dunnington, of Redwood Falls, was in the city on Wednesday. Thomas Lowry returned on Wednes day evening from New York. Col. William McCrory has gone East to look after business matters. R. W. Powell has removed to his former home in Cincinnati. Mr. F. L. Straw, the architect, left on Wednesday for Milwaukee. Dr. Denton returned ou Wednesday from a visit in Tennessee. Mr. and Mrs. J.E.Patton.of Le Sueur, were in the city on Friday. P. A. Daggett, of La Crosse, was in the city during the week. Mr. McFee, of the glass block, is visit ing friends in the East. Capt. A. H. Reed, of Glencoe, was in the city on Wednesday. Col. E. Tyler, of Fargo, was in the city during the week. A. < '. Whitney, of St. Cloud, was at Cue West on Tuesday. H. .1. O'Neill, of Winona, is spending a few days in the city. 11. c. Cory, of Austin, has been in the city lor a few days. J. W. Fairish left an Thursday even ing for New York. G. W. Knox, of Aitkeu, was in the city Wednesdaj . G. P. Denckson is in Chicago. CHRISTMAS DOLiIaS. Minneapolis Girls Fascinated by the Work of Dressing Them. The young ladies of Minneapolis, in their charitable work, have some merry times among themselves. One society has been using all its spare time during the past fortnight in dressing dolls. Of course dolls can be bought so cheaply that one is inclined to doubt if even the poorest child need be without one; but a doll dressed in calico is a very differ ent personage from one of the same sort attired in a gay costume of silk and lace. This society of young ladies had not much money at their disposal, so they bought a number of cheap aolls and then collected all the odd bits of silk and lace and ribbon which their friends would spare. It is a consoling fact that it takes so little to dress a doll, and they soon found themselves in pos session of plenty of material. It was of all colors and materials, which only made the work more fascinat ing. One ambitious young lady besieged a "Nicollet avenue merchant with such persistence that he donated a whole set of dolls' paper patterns. The members of the society worked at home when they can spare a few moments, and two afternoons in the week all met at the home of one of the members. In order to be morebusinesslike.it was proposed to divide the work and have each girl make a portion of each doll's outfit. That plan wouldn't work. The girls who had the sleeves to make would look longingly at the skirts, and the one who made the cloaks wanted to make the dresses which went with them. So, after awhile each girl se lected her materials and dressed the doll to suit her own fancy. It seemed like living the days of childhood over again, when a new bit of doll's attire was a pleasure second to no other. When 'the work was finished the assemblage of dolls seemed like a miniature copy of a modern ball room. There were dames in brocade and plush, cut en traine, and set off by tinsel ornaments and dainty French tissue flowers; then the young de butantes look coy and demure in their dresses of white tulle and necklaces of pear beads. Others could be seen wrapped in heavy cloaks and fleecy hoods, which doubtless concealed some gay costume. The waiting maids were there also, in their trim, white aprons and caps. Some one had even dressed in the black robes and white coiff of a Sister of Charity. It is needless to say that she edged away from her gayer companions, and stood at the outer edge of the table, as if shocked at the frivolous tastes of her gayer compan ions. • All the odd pieces were utilized to make each doll's wardrobe more exten sive. They, after being duly admired, ; each doll and her outfit was wrapped in tissue paper and laid away in a big box. It is said that a ; certain , motherly old lady is making out a list of the good children who have no one to remember them at this season, and such little ones will rejoice over the results accom plished by some thoughtful and busy young ladies. A CHROMO FOR CHRIS. "3lurch's Old Place*' at 219 Hen nepin, Under the New Manage ment. Many and many a thousand people have stopped at 219 Hennepin avenue, within the past half "-dozen years, to ab sorb a small decoction of coot, refresh ing dampness; and a great majority of these will be glad to know that Chris Wagner is now the proprietor of the place. Mr. Wagner succeeded Olm stead. a short time since, and ''March's old place," as it has been known, bids fair, under his able management, to be more popular than ever. A residence in Minneapolis of little more than two years has made for the genial Cliris in numerable friends. Most of this time he has been at the Bodega on Washing ton avenue south. He proposes to carry in his new place only the best qualities of liquors, and conduct it generally in a way that will attract the more desirable class of people. Chris' hearty welcome awaits all his old friends, who will doubtless report promptly. Aid. Tom Downs now aspires to that noble position, leader of the council. When he passes along the street people say: "There goes Downs, who carries the new council in his pocket." Nobody has ever interviewed T. B. Walker to see if he wrote the Wash burn open letter; and, singularly enough, Sam Hill has not been since quoted. Dr. Carver says he can shoot fifty eight times a minute, and ninety-five ball-, out of every 100. At that rate he would break fifty-five a minute or 3,200 an hour, and it would require a fraction over three hours to break 10,000. But there is the endurance necessary to handle the gun. The thoughtful editor of the Tribune thinks somebody has "revoked" and wants "a new deal." This is the time of the year when the young man goes broke on a present for his girl, and receives in return a pail of skyblue satin suspender, embroidered with forget-me-not, that won't fit— tiiat is. the suspenders won't. It is rather mean for a local theater to give away a full set of George Eliot's works for a £1 admission ticket when a leading newspaper is offering tlm same valuable present as an inducement for a year's subscription at "f 10. Sam T. Jack, who acts as spiritual guide to the bevy of Vassar college girls known as "Lilly Clay's Gaiety com pany," playing at the '1 heat re Comique, says": "1 think we must have called out some people who are not used to coming down town.' nights. The other evening an old fellow bought a ticket and rapped at the door to be let in." Capt. Babb, in the line of economy that has been adopted as the war cry of his administration, is said to be seri ously considering the advisability ot consolidating the two appointments he has control of. dog-catcher and mayors secretary, in one. A plan is said to be on foot to organize a company for the •manufacture of ice by an artificial process. Canary birds were displayed in front of a Nicollet avenue fruit store Friday. The man who was sun struck last week while working on the postoiliee building will recover. Acquaintance to Tom Moore— "flow'dy — How's business?" "Getting along finely both of 'em. The boy weighs nearly twenty-five pounds now, I guess." "What's that? 1 asked how business is." "Business, oh, all right. Thought you was asking about the baby." Editor of the Evening gleefully: "Oh, we had a great scoop on the cap ture of Stiakim." Business Manager: "Suakim? 1 don't understand.'' Ed itor: "Why. the war in Africa; don't you know?" B. M.: "Hang the war in Africa. It's the war between two rival dry goods stores that interests ice." Mike Breslaner: "It doesn't matter to me how many times Dr. Carver puts up his gun. What I want to find out is how much he can get on it." Any one who thought Uncle Rufus Roberts was a weigh off his base as a candidate for sealer, has had the scales pulled from his eyes. The court house commission is about as good at getting a quorum as the po lice commission. A correspondent writes to Globe asking "Who is Dr. C. A. Chase?" He i*- a physician who seems to have been running alter the office of city physic ian and to have come out ahead. City Engineer Linker probably regrets that the Democratic minority in the city council will be too small to create sym pathy for him hereafter. You're a thinker, Andrew Rlnter. And you may tinker, Andre* - *, Witb the city all you like; * But remember With Decernl c- This council will dismember; And your clever little ruse Of Democrats"- abuse lias been worked for all it's worth. John DeLaitre starts for Africa the 29th. With a turban and tunic he would not make a bad looking Arab, and per haps he may be induced to stay there. A menu for a Christmas dinner, to be the proper thing, should include pie for the Republicans and soup for the Dem ocrats. A building permit for the city and county building, to cost **2,000,000, has been issued. The Globe, while anx ious to give Minneapolis credit for everything it deserves, has not figured the permit in question in its building statistics. As it will take about six years to construct the building, the es timate of its cost should not be included in work done this year. The new council omitted an important officer— its press agent. It promises many circuses, but how can the public know the dates without a press agent? Health Officer Kilvington can wish his retiring Democratic colleagues' a happy New Year with a smiling face, but what'about the others? Manager Morton is looking for a sen ior partner to go into the base ball busi ness. A man named Harrison pre ferred. A prominent Scandinavian, out of politics, said: "There was only one Scandinavian mentioned for an office by the new council, and he was beaten by a nigger." The latter was evidently more of a hustler. Winn Brackett and Capt. Babb are looking up foreign police methods of helping ladies across crowded streets and assisting inebriated gentlemen, into night hacks. It is a difficult matter now to ring a door-bell in the Fifth ward without scaring out a city official. .Albertus H. Ball is now said to have the inside - track for district attorney, and E. G. Hay is immersed in buillon. Hector McLean is about to "file a caveat on a new device for distributing election pay, so that every judge and clerk w 11' get his share. FIGHTERS OF FLAMES. A Department at Minneapolis Second to None. Rt-LES AND DISCIPLINE. j mr . — How the Department Is Managed— ! * . A Very Desirable j v "■'' \ Change. HE Minneapolis fire department, under Chief En gineer Frank L. Stetson, is one of the best : in the United States for its size, and in fact many larger departments might copy after it with considera ble profit. Poli tics has nothing to do with the appointment of the men whose business it is to fight the • dames and as a consequence the best men to be had are obtained, In many cities there is a change in the firemen at every elec tion, and knowing that, the men are not as apt to do their best, feeling no doubt, that their positions are only temporary, depending uoon election of their can didate. SuclTa state of affairs is a thing of the past in Minneapolis and the de partment is the better for it in every way. The way the department is managed now the right sort of men are obtained, and then are encouraged by promotion as fast as their attainments warrant and there are vacancies to be filled. The department now has sixteen engine houses, all equipped in the best style. There are nearly -00 men in the service, and it would be hard, indeed, to find a more thoroughly disciplined, better trained lot of men in any department in tlie "United State:-. TO BECOME A MEMBER of the department a man must be a citi zen of the United States, a resident of Minneapolis, able to read and write the English language understandingly, and to swear in his application that he has never beeu convicted of or complained of for any crime for which, if he were found guilty, he could be sent to the state prison. The applicant for a position in the department must also undergo a severe physical and medical examina tion. He must be at least five feet and six inches in height, weigh no less than 185 pounds and measure thirty-three inches or more around the chest. For every inch over five feet and seven inches five pounds additional weight and one-half toone inch in measurement around the chest is required. The med ical examination must show that a man's internal organs are in good condition. The discipline is rigid and the training as constant as it can be without any gymnasium in which to practice regu larly. Every engine house has its own apparatus oh which the men perform more or less every day. It is the inten tion, however, to put in a complete gym nasium at the new headquarters on Fourth street, near Hennepin avenue, just as soon as the building is erected. Each man in the department is made to feel that his position is i 8 'a vastly responsible oke, and that much depends upon him. So thoroughly does each man understand this that nearly every one is competent to take charge, at a moment's notice, of the company in which he serves. After a' man has passed his examination he becomes a substitute on probation, and When he is at work— for some man tem porarily absent— he is paid at the rate of ?.*>s per month. When there is a position vacant he is placed on a first year'regular, and during bis first year he receives *570 per month. Tie second year and each year thereafter he is paid ■""•75 per month. This is as high as the firemen get. but of course the superior otHoei-s go higher— -up to "4.500 a year. This "amount is received by the chief engineer. Drivers and engineers arc hot in the line of promotion to any extent; they stay practically where they begin. Pipemen and truckmen are the ones who rise in position, but they have to earn their promotion by good, hard work. Obedience and attention to business are enforced to the letter, and the man who becomes possessed of the idea that he can "run the department," or in other words, do as he pleases, is apt to get called down in a way he generally remembers. Every fireman charged with any act of disobedience or negli gence is brought before a court consist ing of the chief engineer and his two assistants, where he has his trial. The punishment is generally a slight fine, a few days' suspension or dismissed from the force, Often a reprimend from the chief is sufficient to save an offender from repeating his offense. Drunken ness, failure to put the engine in its proper place, negligence in reporting alarms, indifference in getting into pos ition, or anything of that nature, is pun ished by trial in court. Very few fire men have to be brought up a second time. There is no central alarm station in Minneapolis, as there are in some of the big cities, and few people realize that when a box is pulled anywhere in the city the boys at every house must rise, dress, and be in readiness to turn out. When an alarm is turned in the firemen are obliged to harness the horses and stand by the engine or truck for fifteen minutes. Then, if there is no call for that engine, the men can go back to bed. There has been some talk of TRYING AX EXPEKIMENT at one or two of the engine houses by having them cut off from the circuit, and then placing a watchman to com plete the circuit if his particular com pany is needed. The firemen, as a rule, would like to see this plan, or one similar to it. put in operation in Minneapolis, for as the matter stands now they are roused from their beds sometimes half a dozen times a night when there is absolutely no need tor it. No one who has not tried it knows how wearing on a man that sort of thing is. During the convention of fire engineers, held at the West hotel last summer, it was suggested by one of the members that the efficiency of fire departments would be materially increased if there were two sets of firemen, one for day and one for night duty, the same as in police department. At present each and every fireman has to be at his engine house every minute out of the twenty-four hours, except he has a leave of absence, or is at his meals. The convention was favorable to the plan Proposed, but so far as known no steps hare ever been taken in any department represented in the convention to bring about so desirable a change. HOLIDAY AMUSEMENTS. G*__fstmas week atthe Grand opera house. Minneapolis, will be given over to the classics. Frederick Warde, the tragedian, will be the attraction, with a varied repertory and an attractive bill each night. Mr. Warde has not been seen here for some years and has rapidly gained distinction* and renown in the interpretation of the roles he presents. Monday the tragedian will be seen in Satinet's "Galba, the Gladiator," a won derfully intense tragedy, which must not be confounded with "Spartacus." The action of the play takes place at a much later period than Bird's play, and the motif is entirely, differ ent. The Christmas matinee b'll will be "Gaston Cadol,*' a romantic play on the order of "Lady of Lyons," and the night's performance will be "William Tell," a picturesque play dealing with the story of the Swiss festival. The role of Tell in this play is one of Mr. Warde's greatest efforts. Wednesday "Richard III." will be done, and Saturday matinee "Yirginius"' will be played. "William Tell" will be re peated for Friday night, as will also "Richard III." for Saturday. Mr. Warde is supported by Adele Belgrade, L. J. Henderson and other well-known artists. On Christmas matinee, only, every person purchasing a down-stairs ticket will receive a gift, and purchasers of large amounts will obtain a present of large value. •** * [ "The Bostonians," in English opera, will be the New Year's attraction at the Grand, with the following repertory : Monday and Thursday evenings and Saturday matinee, "Pygmalion and Gilatea;" Tuesday matinee, "Fati nitza;" Tuesday and "Dorothy;" Wednesday, "Mignon;" Thursday, "Don Pasquale." The company is said to be larger and better than ever. * * There will be three changes of bill at the Pence this week, and an extra mat inee on Christmas day. To-night "Lan cashire * Lass" will "be produced, with Frederick Bock as "A Party by the name of Johnson," and Jessaline Rogers as Ruth King, the Lass o' Lan cashire. The same play is the bill for the extra Christmas matinee, and for the benefit performance Monday night, tendered to the Carpenters' Mutual Aid asseniDly. For Tuesday night, Wedne sday matinee and Wednesday night, the bill is "Colorado Ranchman," a new Western comedy. During the latter half of the week the house will be occu pied by the Western Comedy club, pro ducing ".The Drummer Boy of Gettys burg," a military drama, of which Tom Hampton, stage manager of the Pence, is the author." "The Forty Thieves," a grand melo drama spectacle, is to be put on at the People's theater this evening for a week's run. Without doubt this is the most ambitious production ever at tempted by a stock company in any Western city. There are to be upwards of 100 people in the presentation. There will be a novelty in the way of a corps de ballet, composed entirely of Minne apolis young ladies. The management have had any amount of amusement and plenty of vexation in securing the twenty pretty and voluptuous Flour City maidens who will dance nimbly in dazzling costumes. The management inserted advertisements in the want col umns of the daily papers Saturday and Sunday, announcing that twenty ladies were wanted to make up the ballet in "The Forty Thieves." Since the mo ment the house was opened, Monday morning, life has beeu anything but de sirable to Stage Manager Harrison. The theater has been besieged by women of all ages and of every condition in life. Mr. Harrison was several times forced to lock himself in a dressing-room above the stage, leaving the stage carpenter to explain to the string of females who called, "that no more ladies were needed for the ballet." The pretty young women have been drilled by Prof. Lester, a local dancing master. The premieres will be Alice Kemp and Mary Clifford.of the People's company. There will be a large and excellently drilled chorus. The scenic and mechanical effects will be simply dazzling. Scenic Artist Hunt visited New York expressly to secure ideas and material for the production. J. W. Bur ton, .1. B. Brown, J. C. Callahan, Wall ace Shaw, Edwin Ferry, J. E. Nelson, James Harrison, Harry Fernandez and Harry Bronridge will appear in leading male robes. Miss Weliesley will be the Fairy Queen ; Carrie Strong, the Cogia Boba; Miss Clifford, the Zodia; Miss Alice Kemp, the Norgiana, with song and tamborine dance in Turkish cos tumes; Dell Douglass will be the Zelie; Fanny Bingham, the Gossmar; Mollie Clark, the Flu via, and Lucy Pratt, the Lurline. The costumes are Oriental in design, and are magnificent. They were made in New "fork expressly for this production. FLOUK CliV LADIES Discuss Woman's Opportunity, and Then-- Why, Dress. The national convention of women, which was held during the past year, recommended that societies be formed in every town and city to discuss ways and means for the improvement of women. Although Minneapolis women have no definite organization for this purpose, yet many of her most liberal and broad-minded women take much in terest in any scheme which tends to the advancement or improvement of their sex. Their discussions often wander over a broad field, and they are prone to advocate the ballot and dress reform as the only things to be accomplished. A thoughtful lady recently said during one of these discussions: "1 think the question of woman's dress is an im portant one, and if we could get those in humble circumstances to take an in terest in the matter much of the needed reform would be accomplished." An audible smile went round at the thought of seeing housekeepers and working girls adopt the expensive notions advo cated by Kate Jeness Miller. "1 didn't mean dress reform in its ultra phase," explained the speaker, "but one often wonders if those people who wear such elaborate costumes, even supposing that they can easily afford them, have not some responsibility for the example which they set for their poorer sisters. The girl who works be hind the counter may firmly resolve not to bo extravagant, but some day she sees some dainty gown, with all its pretty and expensive accompaniments, Her good resolutions are forgotten. She neglects to buy warm underwear and spends her wages in buying a cheap imitation of the gown which looked so pretty. Then on her holiday she tries to comfort herself for her empty pocket book and lack of warm underwear by the thought that she looks as well or nearly as well as her employer's daugh ter." The other ladies protested that it was only foolish girls who spent their money that way. But on looking about one was forced to conclude that the foolish girls were in the majority and the girl who was willing to dress plainly and thought it did not lessen her self-re spect was largely in the minority. - The first speaker still argued that ladies who had ample means had as much need of education and refinement of taste as their poorer sisters, and that they had a moral responsibility as to effect produced on ignorant minds by their gorgeous attire. She held that a reform in taste was even more neces sary than in regard to style. But the assembled circles thought the problem too knotty, it was rather a per sonal question, in fact, so the talk drifted to other topics and nobody re solved to set the good example. Christmas Presents. A man may not be so badly off for presents if he only has presence of mind.— New Orleans Picayune. The question of the hour is not the tariff, but "What on earth shall we buy for a Christmas present Detroit Free Press. "What shall I give the hired girl ?"' is a Christmas conundrum. Give her last week's pay and get another girl.—Hart ford Post. The proprietor of a big hotel may love his patrons' children, but he never rives the youngsters drums or horns on Christmas. N. B.— Or any other day.— Hotel Mail. Young George Yanderbilt is said to have given his coachman a ton of coal for a Christmas present. Only a Yan derbilt can afford such presents at these times.— Kahway Advocate. It is more pleasure to fill a stocking than to hang one up.— Hartford Post. An absorbing question— What did you get in your stocking?— Fall River Ad vance. A DIFFERENCE OF OPINION. V DARLING, lift the curtains of your eves And let me gaze into their wondrous blue. Alethinks the seraphs lent their fairest charms To make- an angel when they fash ioned you." And then aesthetic si lence swiftly fled. As from a small boy listening on the stair, Came like a dash of cold November rain, This observation through the ambient air: "Say. 'Gustos, if you wouldn't stay so late. She might keep open 'eyes of wondrous ; blue,' But as to bein' angel, what a lark ! O 'Gustus, if you only, only knew. — C. L. B. A MINNEAPOLIS GIANT. Something Abont a Concern Which Has Assumed Vast Proportions, and Nov RECKONS ITS RESOURCES At No Less a Figure Than Thirteen Millions of Dollars-All in Twenty- One Months. In the past few years Building As sociations have grown into such promi nence as a means of investment for peo ple of moderate means', that they have enlisted the admiration of the financial world. •• - ■- ■ Former prejudices have gradually disappeared. Their security for invest ment has been their strength, and they have built upon this foundation a super structure that will be permanent. Take the manufacturing cities of the United States or Europe— foremost among them Philadelphia— and ask their mechanics through what medium they were enabled to secure homes, and the answer will be in the majority of instances: "Aided by Co operative Building and Loan Associa tions." .When Dr. William Schmole or ganized the American Deposit and Building Association in Philadelphia in the year IS4G. he formed the nucleus and laid the corner stone from which such institutions as the American Building and Loan Association of Minneapolis have sprung. This latter Association is but twenty-one months old— a giant in its infancy— resources of more than $13,000,000, with branch organiza tions extending over the entire coun try, and now helping to build up over 1,000 towns and cities, and dotting our great Western plains with the homes of the industrious and frugal. The policy of this Association has been to establish Local Boards both in the East and West, lv the former they have found a supply of money seeking in vestment, in the latter a demand for it. This Association acts as a medium for distribution of money and an equalizer of interest rates, and enables its mem bers of the far West to borrow of their fellows in the East, without paying the rate tor loans usually charged in comparatively new countries. The As sociation has made the only regu lar trust agreement that has been made with a Building and Loan Association in the United States, whereby the officers of the Trust Company take cer tificates of the Association and certify to their character over their signatures for the protection of members, the same as done for large railroad corporations. This Association has also a Home Advisory Board and Finance Commit tee of prominent citizens of Minneapo lis (bank presidents and others), who have no financial interest in the Asso ciation, but whose duty is to advise with the officers of said Association in regard to its business methods and pol icy, and who have a paid auditor of their own. who verifies the reports and financial statements made by the Asso ciation Officers. The Association is the largest Building and Loan Association in America, and on tho Ist of January will remove to elegant and spacious quarters in the new Bank of Commerce building, corner Fourth street south, on First avenue. Directors— lion. Lars Swenson, state senator: J. 11. Bishop, wholesale paper dealer, Minneapolis; Charles L. Sproat, cashier First National bank, Bamboo; N. A. Rain bolt, president Norfolk Na tional bank, Nebraska; W. S. Dwein nell, attomev. Black River Falls, is.; F. B. Stoneman, F. P. Rundell. Offi cere—President, F. P. Rundell; secre tary, Charles L. Sproat; treasurer, J. 11. Bishop. _ MINNEAPOLIS LOCALS. Three times more goods to select from than any other stock in the Northwest. All to be closed out at jobbers' prices. Elliot, 251 Nicollet avenue. Holiday Suits, Full Dress, Prince Albert, Business Suits, and any kind of Overcoats, with or without Fur Trimmings, made to or der by Brown Bros, at the lowest possi ble prices. Their stock of Woolens is particularly fine, and includes all the very latest novelties. Some specially fine Cheviots have just been received. Remember that E. O. Brown, the Artist Cutler, guarantees all of his work. En trance through the Dig Boston, and at 341 Second avenue south. Ice Sets, all the newest and nobbiest styles, at jobbers' prices. Elliot, 251 Nicollet avenue. A FINK OFFICE. Getz, Slimmer! & Co.'s Grain and Stock Ollice the Best in the City. It will be pleasing news to the many friends of the old firm of commission merchants, Getz, Summer! & Co., to learn that they have re-timed business in this city. Last year this firm, fore seeing a dull season, discontinued busi ness, and while it is by no means sure that they would have been Obliged 'to close, still by going out of business they perhaps escaped the fate of many other similar firms in Minneapolis and else where. But now Messrs. Getz, Sum mer! & Co., confident of a prosperous existence and enjoying the undi vided confidence of the people, have reopened their favorably known house, and in their new quarters. No. 305 Second avenue south, enjoy the dis tinction of having the finest and most handsomely furnished business place of that character in this city, if not, in deed, iv the whole Northwest. This house has always stood so high in the esteem of the public that there can be no reasonable ooubt but that it will be liberally supported. It enjoys one ad vantage not usual with commission houses here, inasmuch as they have private grain and stock tickers in the office. Not only this, but they are directly connected by wire with the New- York stock exchange, the Chicago board of trade, with the Western Union Tele graph company, and a wire devoted ex clusively to country trade. This coun try trade will be a great feature with Getz, Summer! & Co. The high-priced shops squirm at the low prices of reliable goods at Elliot's, 251 Nicollet avenue. ONE DAY'S BUSINESS Done by a Large Minneapolis Music House — Something to Be Proud of. The following are a partial list of par ties who purchased Pianos from Century Piano and Organ Company, Saturday, Dec. 15, 1883: S. E. Olson, of S. E. Olson & Co., city, Henry F. Miller Piano. A- C. Haugan, cashier Scandia Bank, city, Henry F. Miller Piano. Prof. K. Gruber. teacher and pianist, Aberdeen, Dak., Henry F. Miller Piano. Frank Fendall. merchant, St. Cloud, Minn., Henry F. Miller Piano. . S. C. Burgess, manager Singer Sew ing Machine Company, Mankato, Minn., Henry Miller Piano.. . :J. E. Featberstone, capitalist, Fergus Falls, Minn., Henry F. Miller Piano. G. Gulbrandsen, president First Na tional Bank, Albert Lea.Minn., "Steck" Piano. Frederick Schieks, merchant, city, "Steck" Piano. O. Young, furniture dealer, Grand Forks, Dak., Sterling Piano. A. Poehler, grain dealer, Henderson, Minn., Sterling Piano. Thomas Dempsey, Aberdeen, Dak., Sterling Piano. Mrs. C. Hunder,73C Third stieet north, city, Sterling Piano. C. H. Austin, wholesale boots and shoes, Mankato, Minn., Sterling Piano. Make no mistake, but come and see us or send for catalogues and prices be fore you buy. Century Piano Sc Orgau Company, 833 Nicollet avenue, Minne apolis. Pawnbrokers do not pretend to com pete with Elliot in prices. Everything will be cleaned out regardless of profit. 251 Nicollet avenue. Do You Want Holiday Pictures? If so, go to Miller's, Nicollet ave nue, and order a dozen of Cabinets and secure one of those elegant SxlOColored Portraits free. The very finest Cabi nets are only *?•_ per dozen. FREE CHRISTMAS PRESENTS. You Can Make Your Present Cost You Not bins if You Buy Your , Produce Until Then at Our Fig ures — Retail at Wholesale Prices. Good Dairy Butter at 20c per pound. Choice Dairy Butter at 22c per pound. The very finest Dairy Butter at 25c per pound. Full Cream Cheese, 10c per pound and upward. Fresh Eggs, every egg warranted. 23c per dozen. Finest Comb Honey, 17c per pound. Michigan Apples, from $1.50 to $2 per barrel. And everything else In proportion. The Minneapolis Produce Supplier, 207 Washington avenue north. No one pretends to meet our cut prices on Diamonds, Watches and Jew elry, Silverware. We shall clean it out at some price. Eliiot. 251 Nicollet ave nue. A New Detective Firm. Mike Quinlan and Jack Calwell, as they are popularly known, have joined forces and started a detective agency, with offices at -ill and 243 Nicollet ave nue. It is but justice to say for these gentlemen that, when connected with the Minneapolis police force.they earned I a reputation as astute detectives of which they may well be proud, and their ability as detectives in a private capacity is well known. They can com mand the best of recommendations and will have the best of wishes for the suc cess of the linn from the general com munity, and business men, whom they have so often served, in particular. Seaside. Lovell and Monroe's Libraries at half price and less. Raymer's "Old Book" store, 243 Fourth avenue south. One thousand Watches to select from; every make, style and quality; to be closed out at jobbers' prices. Elliot, 23 L Nicollet avenue. Call at Linehan's, 2:"! Washington avenue south, the head quarters for all kinds of Hot Drinks. Good lunch all day. Miller, the Nicollet Avenue Pho tographer, Is making his patrons happy by pre senting each of them with an elegantly colored Bxlo Portrait with each dozen of Cabinet Photos. He is making the very finest Cabinet Pictures for only $2 per dozen. Gallery. 419 Nicollet avenue. The Finest Cabinet Photographs are only **- per dozen at Miller's, 419 Nicollet avenue. Rich Jewelry from the factory to bo closed out a jobbers' prices. Elliot, 251 Nicollet avenue. Buffaloes in Minneapolis. •'Buffalo .Tones'' with his famous herd of buffalo and seal buffalo (cross-breeds), will 06 in Minneapolis Sunday, Monday and Tuesday, Everybody should sen the wonderful developments obtained by crossing buffalo with domestic cattle. .Take motor line to corner Thirtieth and Nicollet avenno. Notice to Contractors. Scaled proposals will bo received by Ilia undersigned until the 19th day of January, 1889. Nt 6 o'clock p. m., iii tin* office of toe City Recorder, In the city of Man Unto. Min nesota, for tlie construction of a sewer on Second street in -Rid city, with connections ami appurtenances therefor. The work will comprise approximately a. follows: 450 feet 30 by 54-Inch biiok sewer. 820 feet 24-inch pipe. B*2o feel 22 inch pipe. 410 feel 2 -inch pine. 820 feet 18-inch pipe. 820 feet 15-inch pipe. 7. . i feel 12 inch pipe. 714 feet 10-lnch pipe. 1,080 feet 8 Inch pipe. 6.0 feet c. Inch pipe house connections*, _7 catchbasins. 28 manholes. l flush tank. The time ot completion of ".he work to ho not later than Dec. 1, IS *"*!*. Plans and speeificaiionam] file in the oflico of the City Engineer, in H-xtkato, and in the ofiice of Chas. K. Loiveth, Consulting En gineer, Prune block, St. Paul, Minn. The city reserves the right to reject any and all bids. Bins ron water pn*E. Bids will also be received at the same lima and place for the furnishing to said city of 6,150 feet of 6-inch cast iron water pipe, weighing not less than '.i.i pounds to the foot, to be delivered at Mankato on or before April 1, 1889. City reserves the right to reject auy and all bids." Per order of the Common Council of said city of Mankato, Dec. 17, Iks***. \v. B. Davies, City Recorder. CONTRACT WORK. Sewer on Chats north and Tvs" carora Streets. Office Board of Public Works, I City of St. Paul, Minn., Dec. 18,-888. i Sealed bids will be received by the Board of Public Works in and for the corporation of the city of St. Paul, Min nesota, at. their office in said city, until 12 m. on the ."-Ist day of December. A. 1). 1888, for constructing a sewer on Chats worth street, from Pleasant avenue to Tuscarora street, and on Tuscarora street from Chatsworth street to West Seventn street, in said city, according to plans and specifications on file in the office of said Board. a bond with at least two (2) sureties in a sum of at least twenty (20) per cent of the cross amount bid must accompany each bid. Tne said Board reserves the right to reject any or all bids 11. L. GORMAN, President. Official: W. F. Ekwik, 35 4-364 Clerk Board of Public Work-*. UUNItiHUI Monti. Grading Lombard Street ana Ridge wood Avenue. Office Board of Public Works, ) City of St. Paul, Minn., Dec. 19, 1888. » Sealed bids will be received by the Board of Public Works in and for the corporation of the city of St. Paul, Min nesota, at their office in said city, until 12 m. on the -Ist day of December, A. I). 11*53, for the grading of Lombard street, from Milton street to the west line of Ridge wood Park addition to St. Paul, and Ridgewood avenue, from Vic toria street to St. Clair street, In said city, said trading to be done under con tract, according to plans and specifica tions on lile in the office ot said Board. A bond with at least two (2) sureties in a sum of at least twenty (20) per cent of the gross amount bid must accom pany each bid. Tne said Board reserves the right to reject any or all bids. B. L. GORMAN. President. Official : W. F. Erwin. 555--65 Clerk Board of Public Works.