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SAINT PAUL. FIFTH. WARD MASS MEETING. Tuesday Evening Devoted to Lo cate the Wood Harvester Site. A meeting of the executive commit tee of the Fifth Ward Citizens' union was held last evening at the court house, and questions relating to the ward were dicussed, principal among which was that of offering the Wood- Harvester company a suitable site for their buildings in accordance with the new call for proposals. The right-of way committee, reported considerable progress, having made almost- entirely satisfactory arrangements with prop erty owners as well as with the rail road company. The site com mittee also reported and asked till Tuesday -to report in order to hear from some correspondence which they are awaiting. The sub scription and other committees reported very favorably.and it was finally agreed that a mass meeting of the citizens of the Fifth and Eleventh wards should bo held Tuesday.evening next. Feb. 23, at C. S. P. S. hail, on Western avenue and "West Seventh street. An immense crowd is anticipated, as all arrange ments for a final bid will be made at this meeting. STRUCK. A COMPROMISE On a Sliding Scale of Licenses for Peddlers. The committee from the assembly and board of aldermen on licenses had an other lively session yesterday and Dually fixed upon a report to the assem bly on the peddlers' license fee for the coming year. There was a delegation of grocers present and a horde of ped dlers. The latter were represented once more by Ben Davis, the lawyer. As soon as the committee came to order Mr. Davis was given the floor for argu ment. lie declared that never in the annals of the license committee has such an exorbitant and atrocious tax been proposed, and he proceeded with a panegyric upon the honesty and. integrity of the poor peddlers strug gling to support their families. He challenged any grocer to show that lie paid a tax of even $10 upon the goods sold by peddlers, yet it is proposed to put a $ 100 license on the peddlers, and lie went largely into the ethics of taxa tion and its environments. A. P. Moss replied briefly. He showed that the grocer not only has to pay taxes and rents and assessments, but he is com pelled to carry large stocks of iroods in season and out of season, and he inti mated that there is no way to test the weights and measures of the peddlers, while the grocers' are regularly sealed by the officials. After a lengthy discus-, sion the committee went into executive session and fixed upon the following schedule: For foot peddlers, 10; for push carts, booths and stands. $85; and for teams, $50. This will be reported to Ihe council Tuesday evening. AN AUSTRIAN COUNT. Ex-Reporter Lotto Making a Sen sation in Chicago. Sports ami Amusements. Arthur A. Lotto, treasurer of Litt's **Ensigu" company, now in Chicago, is making no end of a hit, so they say. Lotto wears full dress regalia, crush hat, and the rest, and, standing iv the foyer, does the honors of the house, as It were. Young Pullman approached Litton the opening night, and asked, pointing to the treasurer: "Aw— l say, Litt, who the dcoce is the poseur over there?" "Where?" questioned Litt, not notic ing the familiar figure in the fore ground, and gazing about the house. "There, dear boy; chap with the He braic cast and the glawsses."' ; "Oh, that's Lotto, our treasurer. Clever fellow." ~ -. ••■. "No, really ! By jove, I mistook him for an Austrian count. Distinguished appearance. Very." ■ Reduced Rates. For the People's party convention at St. Louis, Feb. 22, the Chicago, Buriing ton & Northern railroad will sell on Feb. 20, 21, 22 and 23, round trip tickets at half rates, either direct or via Chi cago. You have a choice of two routes, and via the only line running all the way oil its own tracks. tor particulars apply to C. Thomp son, City Ticket Agent, 164 East Third street, St. Paul. ■«. . People's Church Lyceum. The regular meeting of the People's Church lyceum will be held tomorrow evening at 8 o'clock. Prof. H. L. Qs born, professor of biology at Hamline university, will present" a paper on "American Education, Secular and Sec tarian," to be followed by discussion. Miss Fame will give some musical num bers: Mrs. J. W. Straight, dramatic reading. The Ilamliue Male Quartette will als be present to entertain the ly ceum with their popular songs. 1 Deputy Sheriff H. B. Wheeler of Burlington, Vt., says he Does Not Care to Live If He Cannot Have HOOD'S Sarsaparilla Rheumatism is caused by accumula tion of uric acid in the blood, owing to the failure of the kidneys to properly remove impurities. Hood's Sarsaparilla cures Rheumatism by neutralizing the acid and invigorating the kidneys and liver to regular action so that all impu- ; rities are expelled. Read this: "Dear Sirs: If Hood's Sarsaparilla cost $10.00 a Bottle I should still keen using it. as I have for the Bast ten years. .With me the question as to whether IITe i* worth living depends upon whether I can pet Hood's Sarsaparilla. I don't think I could live without it now, - certainly I should not wish to. and suffer as I need to. For over ten years I suffered the horrors of the damned with Sciatic Rheumatism for if ever a man suffers with anything In this world it is with that awful disease. It seems to me as if all other physical suffering were compressed into that one. I took about everything man ever tried for it but never got a dollar's worth of help until I began taking Hood's Sarsaparilla Which I have taken pretty . regularly and have no more pain and can set around all ri<rht. I have advised a : good many to try Hood's Sarsnparllla." R. D. Wheeler. Deputy Sheriff, WinbosKi Falls. Vt. . flood's Pills lire the best family cathartic. ALL BIDSJEJEGTED. The Public Auditorium Event ually Receives a Black Eye. * Davidson's Plan for Building on the Old Grand Site.* A Sliding: Scale for Peddlers* Licenses Chosen as a Compromise. Injured Passengers Still Peg ging Away at the City Railway. Yesterday's developments rather promise that St. Paul will not realize not tor a lons time at best— its dream of a large convention hall to accommodate national sratliering of any sort. And Aid. Sullivan recited, upon Leaving the city hall. Ever since childhood's happy hour I'veseeu my fondest hopes decay. He has been an enthusiastic supporter of the project of erecting a mammoth auditorium since the very incipiency of the enterprise. He has never absented himself from a meeting of the joint council committee on auditorium, save from la grippe aud unable to leave his room, and to see his hopes dashed to earth with one fell stroke rather shocked him. Assemblyman Elnxiuist's feelings were no less poignant, lie said little other than to eive a positive ex pression of his regret, and William Pitt Murray's face was wreathed in smiles that stood in striking contrast when the committee on auditorium adjourned, perhaps, for the last time. "1 had never despaired of securing the building," Mr. Llmqnist said, "and it comes like a pall to stare the proba bility squarely in the face. St. Paul needs an auditorium, and can nevei hope to succeed as a convention city until it is built. We may promise to build a wigwam when we invite any na tional society or organization to meet here, but what right have we to expect any one to place much confidence in our promises after this fiasco? We have ad vertised throughout the length and breadth of the lani that we were actu ally constructing one of the finest audi toriums in America, with a seating capacity of over 10,000, and no one had a right to doubt our sincerity; but what wili the retort be now if we extend hos pitalffies? They will laugh at us, and we will be helpless to reply." All this was the effect of the joint "meeting of the joint committee from the city council on auditorium. The com mittee is composed of seven mstubers, but there were only four present, name ly, Assemblymen Van Slyke and Elm quist and Aid. Gehan and Sullivan. Hitherto Aid. (Jehan has been a staunch supporter of the project, and at the last meeting of the committee, with six members present, it was voted the sense of the committee that it is for The Best Interest*) of the city to proceed with the audi torium on the market house site. As semblymen McCafferty offered the reso lution to this effect, and it was adopted with R single negative vote— that of Mr. Van Slyke. Aid. Gehan, however, has undergone a change of heart, and he is now opposed to the proj ect. Assemblyman Van Slyke, it should be explained, has always been an advocate of the enterprise, but he has sturdily opposed the market house site on the score that the property is too valuable to be converted into such use while there is so much available vacant property near the center of the city that can be acquired for a small per cent of the full value of the market property. He favors selling the latter and con verting the money into an auditorium building fund, and, to emphasize his position, he cites the fact that upwards of $300,000 can be realized from such sale, while a proper aud suitable site can be purchased for $50,000 or less. But the reason that the balance of the committee did not concur in this plan is the ureency of building at once. Mr. Van Slyke's plan would require a year or two to culminate, and Assemblyman McCafferty seemed to voice the opinion of the majority when he declared in favor of having a hall ready to enter tain the Minnesota state conventions next August. The purpose of the meeting held yes terday was to listen to a promised propo sition to be made, under Assemblyman Murray's patronage, by E. E. Davidson, to build on the site of the old Grand opera house on Wabasha street, between Third and Fourth streets. Both Assem blyman McCafferty and Aid. Conley were absent from the city, unfortunately for the hope of the larger plans. Mr. Davidson and Mr. Murray, together with Architect Bassford and others, ap peared before the committee iv the in terests of the Davidson scheme. Mr. Davidson briefly unfolded his plans. He confessed that he had little confi dence in the profitable prospects of the investment, but he desired to make cer tain improvements in the Wabasha street front to the site, and he thought it might be well to build a large hall at the same time. Mr. Bassford had made a rough sketch of the proposed struc ture, aud Mr. Davidson spread this out before the committee. The utmost seating capacity will be 3,200, and it is be a slow-burning structure with six exits. Mr. Davidson confessed that there is No Positive < <■: taint j of his going ahead with the building. He must acquire an alley right on the Third street side iv order to comply with the provisions of the buiiding or dinance. Negotiations to effect this are now pending, but what the result will be he could not foresee. Aid. Gehan observed that the city can give no assurances that no citizen will build an auditorium in competition, and MtuMurray quickly replied that Mr. Davidson did not care for such au assur ance, and Mr. Murray pointed to the promise of the plans "to seat as many people as the theaters can, and by •crowding the number can be brought uyuto 3,200. #Kld. Gehan desired lobe very explicit, SUM wished Mr. Davidson to realize that the city cannot give assurances of the course of the couucil after the next elec tion "for we may not be iv it," he ex plained. "1 think you are right about that, John." said Mr. Murray exultantly. Aid. Sullivan expressed his sore dis appointment. "1 have no confidence in this plan," he explained, pointing to the sketch presented by Mr. Davidson. "I am conscious that there is a pronounced public feeling for a larger and better auditorium. Public sentiment is alive in St. Paul and it calls for a seating ca pacity of at least 6,000, and a larger hall even than that would be belter. This will not fill the bill at all." "See here, Sullivan," interrupted Mr. Murray, "don't you know that Chicago has the largest auditorium in the coun try and it will only seat 4,000?" "Chicago has secured the *l>ernocratic convention, but the convention won't accept the auditorium by any means. It will not accommodate them. Chicago is going to build a wigwam. Further more, I want to deny that Chicago has the largest auditorium in the country." "What has a larger?" "Why, great Scott! New York, and even Minneapolis," exclaim-d the thor oughly aroused alderman. Mr. Van Slyke vow gave an exposi tion of his views. Under the circum stances, he couuseled Dropping the Auditorium project entirely and accepting Mr. Davidson's proposition, but Mr. David son felt constrained to admit that he would make no promises of what he will door he will not do. This was in reply to a broad declaration ou the part TILE SAINT PAUL DAILY GLOBE: SLKDAY -MORXINC;, FEEHUAR? 21, 1892. —SIXTEEN" PAGES. of Mr. Murray that Mr. Davidson will positively build*, tiio auditorium to ac com mod ate 3,400 people. Mr. Davidson could not subscribe la the promise, lie might not build »t all. If he did, he thought he would have it ready for oc cupancy In September, and; possibly earlier. He recited the suatimr capaci ties of .theaters and music halls in dif ferent cities to the best of his informa tion, and thought his would compare favorably. Aid Sullivan could not suppress his displeasure when he saw that the com mittee was divided in sentiment. He pronounced the movement a farce," and, in reply to Mr. Davidson, advised that the committee come nearer home and copy after Minneapolis. If St. Paul expects to get any mooting that comes to Minnesota it must have at least as good facilities as the sister city. Mr. Bassford proceeded to explain his plans at length. lie said the ground floor will seat 1,584, the balcony 870 and the gallery 812. The arches are to be of wood, with grouting be tween. When asked by Aid. Sullivan if he really thought the building in spector would issue a permit lor such a structure, he said he felt sure of It, but Aid. Sullivan silently shook his head. Aid. (Jehan moved, for tho sake of getting the matter before the meeting, that the committee recommend that the city proceed at once with the construc tion of an auditorium on the market house site, and a trleam of hope shot across the faces of Mr. Sullivan and Mr. Elmquist, but it instantly died out when Mr. CJehan voted no with Mr. Van Slyke. leaving 2 votes for and 2 against. It was lost on a tie. The bids were then rejected and the committee adjourned.^nWHEfiHjsßJ • For prompt and reliable information : about Iron-Mining Stocks in Companies on the New Messaba Ranee, address Frauk I. Tedford, Duluth, Minn. ' IX SPECIAL TERM. Judges Put Out of the Way Many Legal Questions. The district court judges, sitting in special term, disposed of matters as follows yesterday: By Judge Kelly— Ansel W. Barker vs. William Lettau et al. ; motion for new trial denied. Hem in ing & Melville vs. William Lettau etal.; motion for new trial denied. Fred W. Eder vs. William Lettau et al.; motion for new trial heard and taken under advisement. George Moeller vs. Louise Broecker, and The Germania Life Insurance Company as garnishee; referred to W. H. Yardley to take disclosure. A. J. Barrett et al. . vs. Nicholas J. Klein, and the Northwestern Fuel Com pany as garnishee; judgment against the garnishee for amount disclosed. N. Tracy vs. Alex Donald et al., and Globe Corresponding Company as garnishee; rererred to W. W. Dunn to take disclosure. Blossom Bros. & Mer rill vs. Amelia Kingsley et al.; order made confirming sheriff's report of sale. In the matter of the assignment of E. J. Hues: bids for real estate considered, and matter adjourned until Wednesday, when it will be turther considered iv chambers, In the matter of the assign ment of George H. Nutting; submitted on petition of assignee for leave to turn over certain personal proper to claim ants. W. S. Conraa .vs. J~. E. Hoopes et al., and The Germauia Bank as garnishee; referred to Dan iel Murphy to take disclosure, M. J. O'Connor vs. Martin Delaney, , defendant granted permission to amend his answer on payment of §10 costs. In the matter of the assignment of J. E. Bartholomew; submitted ou appli cation to allow the final account of as signee. Sophia A. Adler vs. Fly ton, ■; and Gennauia Insurance company as garnishae; referred to Daniel Murphy to take disclosure. Julius Kessler vs. J. E. Hoopes' Consolidated Hotel com pany, and the Germania bank as gar nishee; referred to Daniel Murphy to take disclosure. Annie Michel vs. Christian Michel; order made fixing time within which defendaut may an swer. J. E.Stryker v* Daniel J. Mc- Enry. and the. Bank of Minnesota as garnishee; judgment against the gar uishee for $40.34, the amount disclosed to be due. William C. P. Miller vs. Kost&Cresy; submitted as demurrer to part of the defendant's answer. By Judge Kerr— George O. Nettletou vs. The Ramsey County Land and Loan Company: heard on motion for a new trial. John Rogers & Bro. vs. The Mer cantile Insurance Company; submitted on a motion for a new trial. Bonn Man ufacturing Company vs. ,1. Henry Broome; submitted on a motion for a continuance. Earl Nelson et al. vs. C. A. B. Weide; order to show cause why the St. Paul Trust company should not be made a party defendant; dismissed. By Judge Otis— F. Tostevin & Son vs. Esther Grisson et al.; heard in part upon demurrer to amend complaint.and case continued one week. Mary Mc- Dougall vs. Frank Waters et al.: sher iff's report of sale confirmed. George Meierhoffer & Bro. vs. St. Joseph Fruit and Produce Exchange; judgment against garnishee ordered. Bushnell & Bushnell vs. Matthew Y. Bridge?; sub mitted on a motion to file supplemental answer. In the matter of Michael J. O'Brien, an insolvent, leave was given to distribute proceeds without filing re leases. By Junge Cornish— ln the matter of , the insolvency of Perms' A.Bergsma; receiver's account allowed.. Joseph Stehr vs. Emil Wishert; submitted on demurrer to complaint. Lizzie Black vs. C. Williams; order to show cause why execution should not be set aside heard and dismissed. Martha -A. Hitz vs. Otto J. Hitz; alimony granted pend ■ ing divorce proceedings. "Conrad Fink vs. John Germansehitts; service of complaint set aside. Susie* A. Brown vs. John C. Brown; submitted on an application to require defendant to pay $100 attorney's fees in divorce case, as ordered at a former day of court. By Judge Egan— Fred L. Rosemond vs. John Graham; heard on motion for new trial. Almeda Manning vs. J. J. Cullen ; settled case signed. A. S. Pine vs. St. Paul City Railway Company; heard ou motion for new trial. Martin Bruggeman vs. Willrich & Lambert; argument of main case concluded, and submitted for decision on merits. In the matter of the application to appoint a receiver for the effects of Warren S. Reuser; heard and submitted. Mardi Gras, March Ist, At New Orleans and Mobile. On account of Mardi Gras celebration at New Orleans and at Mobile, March Ist, the Chicago & Eastern Illinois Rail road will sell excursion tickets at low rates Feb. '22d to 28th, good returning until March 22d. Rates from Chicago to New Orleans. $25.00; to Mobile, §24.00. Clapp to Investigate. The railroad and warehouse com mission has concluded to submit the question of the Minnesota Transfer company's earnings to the consideration of Attorney General Clapp, who ; will investigate the matter with a view to ascertaining, whether or not the earn ings of roads doing business over tne Transfer company's lines should prop erly be returned as a part of the earn ings of the latter company. All the New Shapes. J. B. Stetson & Cos. best Hats, price everywhere " 55.00, only $4.00 at the Plymouth. Preneh Comedy in St. Paul. . By special request, the "Journey of Mr. Perricnon," (Ie Voyage de : M. Per richou). the masterpiece of Eugene Labiche, of the French academy, will be produced once more .at Turner hall on the 24th inst. The piece will be given in French, by local artists, as orieinally written by M. Labiche. "The Journey of M. Perrichon," which has met with immense success in Paris, has since been . translated in all lan guages, and is well known in this coun try. By reason of ; its . clearness i and purity. of the language used, it has always been" recommended to students desirous of acquiring a practical knowl edge of the French . language. It is a standard classic THE TREND OF TRADE. Chance for a Wheat Bulge if the Bulls Can Show Their ■ Strength. The Duluth Iron Furore Felt in Several Lines of Local Business. Jobbing 1 Continues Fxcellent, but the Retail Trade Is Very Slack. Collections Fair, and Mer chants Look for a Good Spring Trade. On the wheat speculation the question is: .Can a combination [of capitalists earn: the immense amount of wheat that is in sieiit, and take care of the threshed and unthreshed wheat that is in the country? If they can do so, they will make money on a bull movement, but they don't seem to have been able to keep May wheat up to 95 cents, the net advance during the past seven days having been 2,% cents per bushel, the market closing at 93V£ cents yesterday for No. 2, May delivery, in Chicago. Prices of provisions are about in line with the wheat market. Trade and collections are both fair. The wholesalers generally say they are having a larger business thau they had a year ago. Manufacturers report a large increase in the numbers of their employes. Buyers make little or no complaint regarding, prices of goods. The activity in sharesof iron mines in the northern portion of Minnesota has been noticed considerably during the week, and a strong feeling is evident in all Northwestern mining properties. The produce men had had a good de mand last week and report a fair trade, with good prospects. Among the opinions expressed were: George W. Marti G. W. Martin & Co.. produce commission: "There is uodoubt but that the Nort hern Pacific would have made lower rates last year on fruits from Washington and Oregon but for the fact that a rather small volume was offered for shipment. Those states are new yet in the fruit growing industry, and their shippers could scarcely expect the same facilities that are offered, for instance, by Cali fornia, which ships sucb an immense quantity of fruit. The business will be much larger this coming season, and 1 think the Northern Pacific will not re gret the proposed reduction of rates. Our firm received some consignments of fruit from Washington during the past year, and we must admit they were splendid, as fine as we ever had. When our buyers had tried them they were willing to, and did, pay twenty-five per cent more for their later purchases. Our produce trade has been fair this week. Good apples have advanced a . little, while eggs have declined. The i demand is good all around." L. A. Guiterman, Guiterman Brothers, i manufacturers gents' furnisnings: "We are employing about twice as; many people as we did this time a year I ago, and are very busy, working two ' nights each week. The prospects are ; more than encouraging.". . ! M. W. Fitzgerald, P. R. L. Harden bergh & Co., leather and findings: "Our trade is much better than it was during the corresponding season a year ago. The stocks of grain and other produce held in the. Northwest, and the general prosperity of the farmers make the situation very substantial,- and the prospects for the year very good.", v-r- Frank Keogh, Beaupre, Eeogh ~\ & Davis, wholesale grocers: - "Our trade ill February thus far is better than it was at the corresponding time a year ago. We call trade and col lections fair. Personally speaking, 1 haven't much faith in the anti-wheat option movements when they are manip ulated by two men whose interests are so closely allied to each other. The wheat market has at last shown some advance after a long period of weak ness." G. M. Lucas, Potter, Lucas & Co., produce commission: "The produce trade is better than it was a week ago, generally speaking. The demand is better. There is an ad vance on good to choice apples. Eggs and butter are lower. There are no •store' eggs now on the market. Fresh eggs that brought 24 cents per dozen a week ago can now be had for 17 cents per dozen." John S. Robertson, manager B. Pres ley & Co., wholesale fruits: _ "1 don't know now to account for it, but .we are so busy that I haven't had time to take the vacation that is due me. Our collections are also very fair. Now, as to the Western fruit trade, 1 sup pose the Northern Pacific would have made reduced rates from Washing ton and Oregon last year but for the fact that the business was compara tively small. It is not developed, not in shape, like the fruit trade of Cali fornia, Some of the Washington fruits are very good, but it will take several years to educate the people out there on the methods of picking, selecting, grad ing, packing and shipping their prod ucts. It will take years of bother to build up the trade, but it will .be a handsome thine in time for producers as well as for the railroads." Deposits made at the State Savings Bank on or before March 3 will be en titled to four months' interest July 1. 1892. Business of the Transfer. In connection with the controversy between the state officials and the Min nesota Transfer in regard to the ton nage upon which taxes should have been paid, the following figures, show ing a close estimate of the tonnage handled at the Transfer, may be inter esting. The total tonnage for the year 18S1: 1,050,000 tons. Ot the . above the live stock haudled numbere*d 50,000 head of cattle, 27.000 head of sheep, 13, --000 head of horses and 8,800 head of hogs. Quite a business for a transfer that was established during the past decade. Stop! And notice the display of Harvest Festival' Photo in the window of 177 East Seventh street. An Associate Pastor. The rector, wardens and vestry of Christ chinch have elected Rev. How ard S. Clapp, of this city, to be associate priest of Christ church. Rev. Mr. Clapp has accepted his election and will enter at once upon the duties of his new work. It is understood that the ladies of Christ church will tender Mr. and Mrs. Clapp a public reception in Guild hall on some evening before Lent. Mr. Clapp will still retain his oversight of St. Matthew's, St. Anthony Park, giv ing every second Sunday morning of the month to Christ church, and as ; many services at other times as his time and opportunity will permit. Mr. Clapp is very favorably known in our city, and Christ churcn is fortunate in secur ing his services. • ] For a Disordered Uver I I TryBEECHAHPSPILtS.! ? 25cts. a Box. I jljj Or: ALL DR.TJGK3-ISTS. C[ I FIELDJJUIIfII & CO. Wabasha, Fourth and Fifth Sts, ST. PAUL. MINN. FLOODS. Not of water, but of Vry Goods. Might as well try to "dam up the wa ters of the Nile with bull j-ushes" as to stop the tide of merchandise which has set this way. DKESS GOODS. It does not look now as if there would be a lack of materials. What to do with them is the first thought. SCOTCH WOOLS. A second lot direct from Paisley. Unlike the first, but near enough to show the same man made them. Low. cost for so fine goods. #2.00, $2.25, $2.75 per yard; 5 yards will make a dress. SCOTCH EFFECTS, Made here in our own America, well made, too, and of fine wool ; 50c to $1.50 per yard, 36 to 48 inches wide. OEGANDIES. Gems of the art of printing and color effects. Only the great Koechlin can do it. ■ A deaf mute could sell such goods. MULLS. Fine, soft and thin. Is it not a pleasure to go back to these old-time fabrics, made more beau tiful by the later-day em bellishments? GINGHAMS. This section has been seen by too many to need pur praise. A merchant from out of town called last week, said he "had read our ad. about Ging hams, and had come in to see what all this blow was about.'' A good big lot followed him home by express. That's what he thought about it. WINDOW DISPLAYS. It takes a small stock of Silks to fill one of our large windows. See the display on the Wabasha street front, and then take in the Wash Silk window on Fifth street front. SILKS. Yes, the kind people want. The kind it pays to make up. They say people do not want Silks; that is right; some kinds are not wanted, but Printed Silks are wanted if the quality is right and the styles are good. Printed Tzuilled Indias were never so good, and they were never so pretty as now. We have already had over 300 pieces, and would buy more if we could get the right kind. The season has hardly opened yet. Price $1. Changeable Printed Twilled Indias, a novelty of the better sort, a pleasing fancy just from Paris. Black China Silks at 50c. Stanley Crapes, all-silk, at 58c. Grenadines, all-silk, at 58c. Fancy Grenadines y all-silk, solid colors, wide, thick and thin stripes, for even ing or street wear — black grounds with stripes and bars in solid colors ; a pro nounced and beautiful novelty at 82c. We say they are worth $1.50 per yard (and we are truthful advertisers). Shanghai Silks, black only, 27 inches wide, 79c, worth $1; that is what we said last week; only 5 pieces came at first, then 5 pieces more. We thought 10 , pieces a week would do, but they went. They will FIELD, MAHLER & CO. CONTINUED. come faster now. "We have struck our gait." Black Toshiko same as be fore, $i. Black Twilled Indias, 27 --inch sort, that ideal cloth for ladies wearing 1 only black, or for anybody, for that matter; good for house or street or to travel in. Can't mention all the kinds you know, only here and there one. We will keep a few of our own specialties before you. • 'If you don't see what you want, ask for it." TRIMMINGS. Here we are with the new things before you can get your dresses ready for them. Jet headings and Passemen teries and fringes of all widths; Girdles in great variety; waist garnitures in jet and colors. Black moss bands of many styles. Col ored silk headings and col ored Passementeries. Black ribbon fringes and colored ribbon fringes 4to 1 2 inches deep, and LACES in Point de Gene, Irish Crochet Ragged Lace. Laces to trim wash fabrics or silks or wools. Notably cream, ecru and white laces, 2%, 3, 41^, 6 and 9 inches, at 25c, 35c, 45c, 60c, 85c and up to $1.85 per yard. Embroidered Chiffon Edges Ready for Monday, in all the leading eveuiug shades— Cream. Lilac, Maize, fcile, Gray, Pink, Blue, Salmon, Ger anium and Combinations ; $3.35 per yard takes the best, and you may slide easily down this way: $1, 85c, 75c, 72c, GOc, 50c and 35c, and the last is al most at pretty as the first, not quite so much of it. HOSIERY. 3 pairs for $ i ; 6 pairs for $2. The best we can get for the price, and we have tried hard. You try. Not one, but many styles; full length, high-spliced heels, double soles and toes, firm, elastic," good to wear — 3 pairs for $1. At $1.60 pr pair. Ladies' Black Equestrienne Tights, fine ribbed, light-weight cashmere wool, knee length, for present and early spring wear, our old $2 quality re duced to $ 1 . 60 ; a good seller at the old price. STOCKINGS FOE BOYS. If the school stockings are getting thin, round up the season with our heavy English Derby 2xl rib bed long cotton hose. "It's a Ji7tm?7ier for boys." Double knees, heels, soles and toes, 7, f and 8 cost 35c; 8 2 , 9 and g 2 cost 40c. We know about them; you will if you try them. GLOVES. We asked you to take a lot of gloves we had — a broken lot — cheap; thank you, they are gone; looked like old times at the glove counters. Now the NEW GLOVES are here. Jouvin we call them; you know if they are good. It is no stranger we introduce to you. Evening Shades in 5 and B button lengths, made as only the Frenchman does it, and the shades — would we buy poor shades when we have our pick? Calling Gloves, alsoin Suede, 4, 5 and 8-button lengths, mostly in self-embroidery. Street Gloves, Glace, 4-but tons; you never saw pret tier gloves; the stitchings, the welts, the bindings, the buttons are all perfect. Gauntlet Gloves for street wear, of Mocha and Dog skin, blacks, browns, tans and mahogany shades. Fitting Gloves — It may be done well, or a glove may be "clawed on." It is a luxury to have one's gloves fitted to\he hands if it is well done; then, too, a glove weUjitted not only looks well, but wears better. Any one of our six glove-fitters will do it for you and do it well. CLOAKS. Long Coats, with or with FIELD, MAHLER & CO. CONTINUED. out the large full military cape, are here in blue, tan and correct shades. HOUSECLEANINGK A little cleaning- up will be done, beginning Monday. It is an expensive business, this "cleaning up" of stock. We have no place for • Odds and Ends. " That is our set tled policy. We will "take our . medicine and look pleasant." Ladies Ulsters at four prices, $5, $8, $ioandsi2 each. The lowest cost one in the lot was $10, and if figures don't lie some were $28. Misses Ulsters, sizes 14 to 16 years. Three lots at $5, $8 and jo. If you care to see what the former . price was it is marked in plain figures. A MIXED LOT For 4, 6, 8, 10 and 12 --year-olds ; good School Cloaks for very little money. ** Hall's • Baza Forms. In the Notion. Department, easi ly and quickly adjusted, good thing to have in the house; saves a lot of bother, even .if you do not • make your own dresses. Little Things for the little Folks. Little hand-made dresses. One of China Silk caught our eye; had deep hem, real Val. insert ing, neck i and sleeves trimmed with real Val. lace, price $17. ANOTHER of fine French Mull, deep hem and hemstitching, lovers' knots and for get-me-nots embroidered in material above hem. Gretcneu waist, square neck, I trimmed with embroidery to match, $5. ANOTHER of some fine, soft, cream-colored wool fabric, embroidered with delicate shade of blue silk, low neck, short sleeves, beautifully finished, only cost 58. ANOTHER of Persian Lawn, skirt finished at bottom with Normandy Val. lace, round yoke, neck and sleeves trimmed to mated : price, $7.50. Trip right alons; down the scale : $3, $3, 52.50, $2 ; . pretty dresses, every one. LITTLE SACQUES for the little babies and larger ones, as they require; as plain as you like, or embroidered elaborately; $1.25, $1.50, $1.75, $2 and up to $6 each. " IN THE DOMESTIC DEPARTMENT. '-" To hear the Domestic Goods man blow his horn you would think he had a corner on all the good things. Well, he has a good share of them, we will ad mit that; so will you if you will give him a call. 300 PIECES Toile dv Nord Ginghams at 11Vi cents. ' 100 PIECES Fine Zephyr Ginghams, as pretty as the Scotchman makes and good cloths, only cost 15c. 300 PIECES Outing Flannels, a half dozen names; the sorts which sell at 10, 12 and 15 cents, are the popular kinds; the col- ; ors are good, and everybody likes them. 100 DIFFERENT styles of stripes and checks .and plaids of thick and thin materials, some in absolutely fast black, aud some in printings that are just perfect. £8823 THE BLACK SATEENS at 3oe per yard come in solid blacks only, as pretty as silk, striped or conventional figures; could not eet enough of them last year ; 8 or 'lo yards will make a dress. Embroidered Flannels Are in this department, too. It is a choice lot of fine work. You will save a lot of time and get better work than you will do at home, and they will cost you less. IN THE LINEN ROOM. 57 "Hit: and Miss" Che nille Table Covers will be sold on Monday; the 5-4 square sort sell at 75c; others cost more. 107 Remnants (by actual • count) c*eam and bleach ed Table Damasks, • in 2, 2% and 3 yards long, will go at a price. . • \ Mail Orders always get the best, and get it quick. Field, Mahler & Co for Tent! My three-story build ing northwest corner of Jackson and Seventh. LINDEKE. "•m:\ i:is KNOWN TO FAIL." TARRANT'S EX- TRACT of CUHKBS and >^3*^jTj*^sSv remedy for nil diseases of f&Sf /GSk x 5!» tlle urinary organs. Its . f&f JblmV " vSft - Portable form, freedom iSff «jnL \w\ fr° ra taste, and speedy /«' <«tV©KnMi \Vsft ncl '» n Orequentlv curing I™ cS»»F^»^. \«Si- r \ 3 - or ■* ci - :lyb "" uIW!l J s iMt ffiraffllJß^B W\ '■''■ llel Preparation) innke lm\ «^«^W Awl most iJcsirable reined v \St\2SlSSwi JiSJI ever wiatiufnctured. Ail vSnjBOTf^F AiS/ aniline bus RED STRIP VeajthjfcC^Xtgr ■ across Inn; of label, with 4&jjfi£irr . . . Upon it. lYice fI. Sold I ■ by all Druggists. Many people believe that THE SEASONS ARE CHANGING. Whether they are or not, THE FACT CANNOT BE DISPUTED That for the past few years FEBRUARY and MARCH HAVE BEEN COLD MONTHS. Why not be COMFORTABLE? Why not be ECONOMICAL? By buying Clothing NOW, 42d Semi-Annual Red Figure Sale. THE BOSTON, Third Street, St. Paul. Our customers say we make good Cus tom Shoes a» any 4n the United State* 'Patronize ilome Industry." : :*-m This week will wh v| buy choice of «E Jew a^ our Globe OC) Lace and Congress, our Plain Toe Opera Congress, and all our Button Eight- Dollar French Coltskin Shoes for men, mostly nar row widths and nearly all sizes. 20 per cent discount or 1-5 off all regular goods and many broken lines of Ladies' Fancy Slippers and ; Fine Shoes at about half ■ their value during our Feb ruary Discount and Annual Clearance Sale, that is now drawing to a close. "A word to the wise is suffi cient," so don't delay. " Mali orders always given prompt and care ful attention. (This discount on cash sales only.) BIMPCRTCR, MAKER. AND RETAILER Jlß| loverihO BSa THE shoeman .•&»• Noiseless Slipoers and Footwarmers for mc little ones at reduced prices.