Junday hours will be observed at the post
John \V . Lyons, a letter carrier, lost his
Wife by death yesterday.
The Unity Guild Dramatic club presented
"The Secret Agent," last evening.
The United States federal court and fed
eral offices will be closed tomorrow.
The Sodality society will hold an open
meeting at St. Peter's church at 3 o'clock
The Patriotic Sons of America will ban
quet with cold water toasts at the Windsor
The Riverside clothing Company of Min
neapolis, capital 810,000, filed articles of in
An address to m.»u wili be delivered by
Aery Rev. 3. J. Keane In Crusaders' hall,
Fort and bix:h streets, at '\ i>. m. today.
The Morton Mining Company of Duluth
filed amended articles yesterday increasing
the capital stock from $>"> \O.U to SI.OJC.OO).
The Loyal League will meet on Monday
evening at the Ryan, their expected memo
rial at the Metropolitan have falleu through.
Mrs. s. s. <tout will give another "Plain
Talfe to Mothers and Daughter^" Thursday,
Feb. 25, at ;> p. m., at Tl East Seveulh street.
The district court and all of cthe county
officers will observe 'Washington's birthday
by abstaining from transacting any busi
Mrs. Fiandrau will read a paper at a meet
lug of the Daughters of the American Re
public at Mrs. Newport's tomorrow after
A special meeting will be held this afier
noon at St. Peter Clavier church, at which
Father Heffuian and F. L. McGhee will
The consumers of gas are holding their
nosos and squinting their eves while they
wail at the short supply and unusually bad
order of that illuuiiimnt.
George Harvey was arrested at the corner
of Third and St. Peter streets last night. He
had a valuable goatskin robe in his posses
sion, which is supposed to have been stolen.
John W. DeCamp looks daggers at his
rivals for aldermaniac honors in the Fourth
■ward. He can't see why other aspirants will
not draw off and give him a clear field ior
The General Wesley Merritt garrison. No.
ss, Regular Army and Navy union, will hold
its regular meeting at the usual place. Sec
ond and Robert streets, Monday, Feb. 22,
Is l ., at S o'clock p. m.
There will be a celebration of Washing
ton's birthday at the state prison at Still
water Monday morning next. John W. Wil
lis will deliver an address upon the life and
public services of George Washington.
County Treasurer A. X. Kelson takes ex
ception to the slowness of the people in pay
ing their personal tuxes, and says those who
do not make payment this week will "kick"
vhen the 10 per cent penalty is added
The Ladies' Aid Society of the Centrai
Park M. E. Church will hoi a Martha Wash
ington reception Mouday evening. Feb. 22.
A New England supper will be served from
6to S o'clock. Admission 25 cents, children
BfcThe Salvation Army meetings are held
•very night on the corner ot Niuth and Jack
ion 6treets, at S o'clock; Sunday, holi
ness at 11 a. m. ; family gathering at 3p.
m. ; great salvation meeting at 8 p.m. All
are welcome. "Are you saved?"
Howard M. Smith, a Jetter carrier, is ill at
St. Joseph's hospital. Drs. Sweeney, Craig
and McLaren ascertained through a surgiral
operation that the man has a cancer of the
atomaeh. Smith is in a precarious condition,
and his death is looked for in the near fu
Messrs. John W. Willis and F. H. Nettle
ton, constituting the executive committee of
the Dartmouth College Alumni Association
of the Northwest, announce that a reunion
and banquet of the association will take
place at the Metropolitan hotel of this city
on the evening of next Wednesday, the sS4th
Preparations are in progress for a grand
celebration at Waseea ou St. Patrick's day.
The members of the Ancient Order of Hiber
nians resident in Waseca and neighboring
towns will unite in a procession and public
meeting. John W. Willis is to be the orator
of the occasion.
The Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers
will all unite in giving a union ball at the
armory tomorrow evening. This event fol
lows in the wake of the installation of offi
cers by the ladies' fluxilliary of 150 of the
brotherhood, which took place at Twin City
hall Friday evening.
Tbe following is a list of the pall bearers
for the funeral of E. F. Drake, which will
occur tomorrow: Hon. Alexander Ram-
fey. Gen. L. W. Bishop, Hon. S. J. R.
McMillan, D. D. Merrill, Hon. John S. Prince,
Hon. W. R. Marshall, Gov. W. R. Merriam,
Hon. J. S. Pillsbury, E. \V. Winter and
George A. Bracken.
Frank T. Ripley will lecture and give tests
for the St. Paul Spiritual alliance at A. O. U.
W. hall, Seventh and Minnesota streets, Sun
day evening, Feb. 21, at 8 p. m. Subject,
"Origin and Destiny of Man." Mr. Ripley
holds public test seances for the benefit of
the alliance every Wednesday evening at 125
West Fourth street.
The residence of Francis Scotten, 623 Wa
basha street, was again broken into last
Bight. This is the thira time that this has
happened this winter. The first time, in
November, the thieves took nothing. The
Becond, on Jan. 26, they took about $150
■worth of goods, mostly silverware. The last
time, Feb. 20, tney took a coonskin coat.
Rev. W. S Vail will preach for the Uni
versalist church Sunday morning, in the
Grand opera house, at 11 a. m. Subject, "We
Must All Appear Before the Judgment Seat
of Christ." The chorus recently organized
by Prof. Congdon will be heard for the first
time, and the University male quartette will
sing "All the Way Home" and "My Lord Is
Calling."' All are invited.
Rev. C. Chiniguy— "Father Chiniguy"— will
be here to lecture next month. This old gen
tleman has had a remarkable career, and the
burden of his lectures consist in recounting
his experiences both in and out of the Cath
olic church. His work in the cause of tem
perance in Canada some years ago was mar
velous, and he was known throughout the
Dominion as the "apostle of temperance."
At St. James" church, corner of De Soto
and Lawson streets, during the coming week.
Rev. W. P. Ten Brjeck, who has just con
cluded a "mission"' in the Church of the
Messiah, will conduct a series of mission
services. The hours of service will be: Holy
communion on Thursday at 9 a. m. and on'
feuuday at 11 a. in. ; Bible instruction daily at
4p.m.; mission preaching daily at 6 p. m.
Bt. James' church is easily reached from the
Mississippi street cars, which cross Lawson
Ward's Detroit & Lake Superior line will,
in the future, be known as the Crescent
Transportation company, connecting with
the Lchigh Valley railroad at Buffalo. The
following agents will represent the company
for the season : 11. L. Chamberlain, Buffalo ;
A. P. Wakefield, St. Paul and Minneapolis:
A. E. Thompson, Cleveland; A. J. Otterson,
Marquette; Alfred Robinson, Duluth; M. G.
Borgman, general freight agent, Detroit,
The Independent Spiritual and Psychical
society will hold its regular Sunday evening
service in Van Ellemeet hall, Moore block,
beven corners, at 8 p.m.; and its weekly
public test circle at 2VM West Seventh
Btreetat 2:30 p. mF Mrs. Brann trance me
dium will deliver a lecture in the evening,
which she will follow by proofs of spirit
presence, given from the rostrum. Subject
of discourse: -How Does a Death Bed Re
pentance Affect the After-Condition of the
Bpirit?"' Mrs. Brann wiil also eive the tests
at the circle in the afternoon. A cordial in
vitation is extended to all investigators and
The famous New York Symphony club, a
brilliant organization of star artists, is booked
for this city March 1. The company consists
of Charles Higgins, violin virtuoso; H. Cor
nelius, clarinet soloist and Mile. Enrichetta
Edica, prima donna soprauno; MissiAgnes
Florian, dramatic contralto, and Ru
dolf yon Searpa, pianist. Messrs
Higgins and Cornelius are artists of
Temarkable ability taking foremost rank
amo'jfc the greatest artists in the world.
Wile. Edica, the soprano, attracted much
attention in Paris while studying there under
La Grange. Miss Florian has a magnificent
contralto voice of great com pass and power.
Mr. yon iScnrpa. the pianist, is now a candi
date for public favor in America, having re
cently arrived from Vienna. The Paris
Figaro says of him 'that he is undoubtedly
one of the kading pianists of the day."
THE STAMP NUISANCE
Prompts Merchants to De
mand an Issue of Frac
Many Signatures Appended
to a Petition to Go Into
Small Remitters Put to Great
Inconvenience by the
Application of the Postal Note
Fraud and the Stamp
Very many signatures weil known in
St. Paul mercantile circles are being at
tached to the petition to congress to
issue a certain quantity of fractional
currency scrip and so do away with
what are termed the "stamp nuisance"
and the "postal note swindle." The
petition has been circulated for a few
days only, but has already been signed
by many prominent firms and will re
ceive the indorsement cf many others.
No definite plan has yet been outlined,
but congress is simply asked to issue a
certain necessary amount of fractional
currency scrip, for the benefit of small
remitters— making of the scrip merely
demand notes, based on the good faith
of the government. The question of
the substitution of scrip for stamps and
silver for small remittances has been
gone over many times, but there has
never before been anything like con
certed action. A 1 hird street business
man said yesterday:
"It is a well known fact that without
an exception the various committees in
congress which have considered this
question have recommended the issu
ance of some kind of fractional cur
rency, but have never yet agreed upon
how it should be done. It could be
issued in dozens of ways: but the sim
plest way and that entailing the least
trouble is to issue it as a demaud note
of the government ami let it go at that.
There is not a business man in ths
United .states but that recognizes the
need of scrip. It is essentially neces
sary to people using tho mails, as it
forms a safe and convenient way of
transmitting small sums. A postal "note
for which the exorbitant sum of three
cents is charged gives no protection
whatever to the buyer, any more than
t were scrip. The trouble and delay of i;
cashing money prevents their use for
small sums. There is a strong anrt
earnest desire, both among buyers and
sellers, for a return of the fractional
currency. The purchase of postage
stampt works an injustice to even' post
office, as small offices are obliged "to sell
them without receiving credit for their
work, while the larger offices are com
pelled to do much work for which they
receive no credit, as they do not sell
the stamps. Every large mall dealer
feels die effects of the stamp nuisance.
Receiving thousands anil thousands of
dollars worth, and being able to use but
a small part of them for postage pur
poses, they find an immense suipluson
their hands, whichthey are obliged to sell
at a large discount. "We know of no
case vvhsre the discount is* less than
1)i per cent, and it runs as high as 10
per cent on stamps of large denomina
Seutiment in st. Paul is not unani
mous tor the is ue of scrip, as many
serious objections are urged. The ra
pidity with which the currency becomes
soiled and ragged is urged as aeainst
the solidarity of silver, while many
merchants say they can dispose
of all the stamps they receive at par.
The argument used, however, is very
strong for the proposed change. The
personal experience of every man will
tell him that often he would have an
swered some advertisement had he been
able to put his finger in his pocket and
take out a piece of scrip to remit. So
long as scrip was in circulation no trou
ble was experienced, comparatively
little was stolen from the mail, and, be
ing light as paper itself, it neither broke
loose In the mails nor was it a tempta
tion which made itself felt to the
finger of every person handling that
letter from the sender to the receiver.
Scrip was withdrawn, and then com
menced the "stamp nuisance." Find
ing no expense in purchasing stamps,
remitters everywhere used them for
small sums to be sent by mail. The
postal authorities scon saw how it af
fected theai. and how it thrust uncredit
ed work on large offices, and to meet it
they successively reduced the fees on
money orders, and then invented that
most gigantic swindle, the postal note.
For a piece of paper, marked any sum
up to $5, the purchaser pays three cents,
which is sent to his correspondent, who
takes it to the postoffice and cashes it.
In other words, at Inconvenience to
himself, his correspondent and the post
office department, he has paid three
cents for a piece of paper which
gives him no security as to be
ing paid to the right person; is not
replaced if lost or destroyed; and which
becomes valueless iv three months from
its date— or, at least, requires a certain
lot of red tape formalities to secure a
duplicate. It is a swindle and incon
venience which is the logical result of
an official's judging the practical busi
ness world from the narrow red tape
line of bureau life. Checks, money or
ders, etc., all give the requisite security,
but the rate of insurance, when you pay
the fees on small sums beneath a dollar
(not tomention the incouvenienceof their
use) is very high. Thus, if you desire
to send a money order of 25 cents, aside
from tiie ereat inconvenience entailed,
you pay 5 cents fee, i. c., you pay 20 per
cent insurance for safety. This natural
ly drives people intosending small sums
in postage stamps, until houses that
advertise, and especially publishing
houses, obtain vast quantities of
postage stamps, which being of lim
ited use to them, they are obliged
to dispose of as best they may.
After paying their own postage, pub
lishers dispose of the stamps as best
they may, and at the prevailing dis
counts. It is safe to say that this state
of things prevails to a greater or less ex
tent in every city in the United States.
It is ueyond a question a fact that there
is, and has long been, a very general de
sire for some kind of fractional paper
money; that the lack of it causes a great
loss and unlimited ineonveuience to
business men in every part of the coun
try; that this inconvenience is shared
by every person that wishes to send
money by mail, and that to a minor de
giee people prefer scrip to silver cur
rency for ordinary use, the same as they
prefer the silver certificate to the actual
cartwheel silver dollar. Whatever loss
there is in the use of fractional scriD
does not accrue to the government,
which in fact is greatly the gainer,
through saving of interest and the great
amount which fails of redemption when
Regular Opening, Spring Hats.
All styles for Men and Boys. The
PENSIONS FOR VETERANS
Secured From the Government
by Gen. Mullen.
The adjutant general's office reports
the allowance of the following pension
claims allowed for the week ending
E. K. Whitney, Dodge Center, $11 per
month; W. T. Vaughan, New Auburn, ? 12;
Johii Aloriarity, yt. Paul. $12: 11. Shadinger.
Glencoe, $12; William Crowley. Redwood
Falls. 512; Samuel W. White, Le"ster Prairie.
©s; Joseph Flewry, St. Paul, 50; Dennis Xew-
Jggs Kjjsota, $12; Herman Otto. Cedar
Mills, SS: Benjamin Shaakenberg, Kelso,
$10: Elenora Hummel. St. Paul, $8: Andrew
Hoffman, New lira, $12; Andrew Lind, St.
Peter, $(j; Enoch Horton, Rock Creek, $12;
THE SAINT PAUL DAILY GLOBE: SUNDAY MORNING, FEBRUARY 21, J892.— SIXTEEN PAGES.
Edgar J. Ingalls, Northfield, B*s; Ernest Spie
gel, St. Paul, $U; Haus Peterson, Wacouta,
812; George Thomas, Eden Valley, 56; Emma
Curtis, Cooleyville, 810; Alvin B. Thorpe,
Dennlson, $12; John B. Donaldson, fW
NO CONFESSION OF CRIME.
The Mysterious Visitor to the Mar
caret Police Station.
Over at Margaret street police station
the other day a man carrying a peculiar
looking case in his hand walked In and
i nquired for Capt. llarnt. The genial
captain was seated in his office and
thither tho strauger was directed.
When inside the official sanctum he
closed and locked the door and drawing
a chair next to the officer's asked in n
whisper if they were quite alone. Al
though answered in the affirmative the
man did not appear quite satisfied, but
after casting his eyes under every
piece of furniture and then up to the
ceiling he remarked thit he had some
thing of great importance to communi
cate that must necessarily be confiden
tial. Now the captain has many callers
in a day. He is also something of a
reader of human nature. Heretofore he
had regarded his strange visitor with
only an idle curiosity, but now he be
came deeply Interested, and rose and
examined the door himself to see that
no intruder might enter, before telling
his visitor to proceed. Having returned
to his chair and taken an attitude of
deepest attention, he was prepared for
any confession from murder down to
petty larceny, or he conjectured the
man" might have knowledge of some ter
rible deed that he was about to bring to
His visitor then began to speak, and
the officer noticed that his voice slightly
"You are captain of the Margaret
street district. Am I right?"
The captain said he was. and asked
his caller to proceed boldly, as there
was no occasion for fear. The man
"Well, sir. 1 have been told that you
were troubled with corns, and as I have
here In this case the only positive cure
for them, I wanted to see you in private
and make a practical test that you may
be convinced that I— I"
The door had been opened, and the
corn doctor disappeared through it so
swiftly that the officers outside did not
realize it until their captain returned
from the middle of the street, where he
had escorted his mysterious visitor in a
way more forcible than elegant.
And now if you speak of corns to
Capt. liauft you run a serious risk of
Preparatory to Joining the Amer
A number of architects of the Twin
Cities held their second preliminary
meeting last night at the Windsor hotel
for the purpose of forming a state chap
ter of resident architects belonging to
the American Institute of Architects.
A sub«tantial repast was partaken of in
the ordinary while discussing matters
of interest" to the craft. K. C. McLean
of Chicago, managing editor of the In
land Architect, gave suggestions on
organization. He lias attended every
state organization in the West for
the past nine years and has drafted the
constitutions and by-laws of most of the
state chapters in the West. The organ
ization was not completed last night
owing to the lateness of the hour and
the desire of the Minneapolis men to re
turn home. An adjournment was
taken until the first Friday in March
at Minneapolis. The organization
has progressed far enough tb adopt a
constitution and by-laws, and elect offi
cers as follows: .President, D. W. Mil
lard, of St. Paul, vice president, W. C.
Whitney, Minneapolis; secretary and
treasurer, H. R. P. Hamilton, of St.
Paul. Those attending the meeting
were: R. C. McLean, of Chicago: U.
R. P. Hamilton, A. F. (iager. C. H.
Johnston, Cass Gilbert, D. W. Millard,
and C. A. Wallingford, of St. Paul; F.
G. Corser, G. W.'Orff, J. C. Plant. E. S.
Stebbins and W. C. Whitney, of Minne
THE CHORAL ASSOCIATION
Hag a Remarkable Programme to
Be Given Next Week.
With the St. Paul Choral association
on Thursday, March 3, will be heard two
of the foremost artists, on their respect
ive instruments, ever heard in America
— Alfred Gruenfeld, pianist, and Hein
rich Gruenfeld, violoncellist. Their
appearance everywhere has created the
greatest enthusiasm, the press being
unqualified in their praise.
Both have stood for many years in the
foremost rank of European artists. No
less an authority than Hans yon Bulow
writes of the pianist, Alfred Gruenfeld.
as fojlows: "The wonderful versatility
of his technique, the softness, tender
ness and fullness, tbe beautiful light
and shade of his touch, etc., his inter
pretation of Schumann's masterworks,
and especially of his Etudes syinpho
niques and fantasie op. 17, 1
must declare the nearest possible
approach to perfection. Such deep
poetic conception, united with such
minute correctness, those concep
tions have seldom been favored with.
If, then, I should still have the good
fortune of being regarded as competent
to judge, permit me to request you to
award Alfred Gruenfeld a foremost
place among those virtuosos whom it is
really worth considering In earnest."
The Gruenfelds were heard in Minne
apolis on Friday last, and met with such
success that they were engaged to re
turn immediately after the St. Paul
The choral association will be heard
in a pleasing programme of shorter
works and part songs, including some
delightful novelties^ The cantata, "The
Triumph of Love," by Samuel A. Bald
win, announced for this concert,will be
postponed until the last concert of the
season, when it will be given with Ber
lioz's "Damnation of Faust." This in
order to give the Gruenfelds more op
portunity. The sale of seats for this
concert opens at Dyer's on Thursday of
HAD NO CASE.
Julius Gross' Railway Case
Dumped Out of Court.
In the case of Julius Gross agaiust
The St. aul City Railway Company,
brought to recover $13,000 for alleged
injuriesin 18S6, Judge Kelly has ordered
judgment on the pleadinsrs m favor of
the defendant. This results in a denial
of the plaintiff's right to recover. The
complaint alleges that the railway com
pany negligently cleared its track of
snow and left ridges of snow along
West Seventh street. Gross was driv
ing along the street when his sleieh
was turned over by a bank of snow. A
street car, drawn by mules, came along
about the same time, and, catching
Gross, dragged him some distance, caus
ing the loss of an eye and other inju
ries. The railway company alleged that
it was compelled by law to clear its
tracks of snow and that the ridges were
not there through negligence. It also
asserts that Gross was thrown out of
his slejuh by his own careiess driving,
and fell in front of a passing car.
High School Amenities.
Tbe class of ? 94 of the hieh school held
a reception in their assembly hall Fri
day evening. The programme com
menced with music by the class talent.
The Misses Heineruau and Lundberg
gave piano solos, Leigh Pruden cornet,
and John Miesen vocal solos. These
were followed by a song by the Ladies'
Choral club. The society then adjourned
to a sumptuous board, which drew forth
the praise of the youthful feasters. The
refreshments preceded an excellent
dancing programme. The success of
the reception was due to Will Dampier,
chairman of the class committee ou en
Two Damaged by Locomotives.
James M. Connolly, as administrator,
has begun an action in the United
States circuit court to recover $10,003
for the death of Patrick McNally, who
was run over by a loeomotivo at - South
St. Paul, March 17, 1890. ? : *
The trial of the personal. injury cause
of Herman ' Schubert * against. • the
Milwaukee Railway Company .will
be resumed in the united States
circuit court Tuesday. Damages are
asked for because a chip off a chisel
flew into Schubert's eye when working
on a boiler.
RAIL TO THE MINES. f4
Contract Let for the Link of the
Duluth & Winnipeg.
Donald Grant, the contractor who will
build the. branches from the Duluch &
Winnipeg into the Mesabl iron range,
yesterday let the contract for the last
sixteen miles of the sixty-five which he
took, and by the Ist of August he ex
pects to have the Bewabik and
Iron Mountain mines connected with
Duluth by rail. This morning Mr.
Grant and President W. 11. Fisher, of
the Duluth & Winnipeg, leave for Bal
timore, where they will attend a meet
ing of the board of directors of the
road. At this meeting it is expected
that the proposed extension into the.
Red river valley will be considered and I
the work of the year mapped out.
HURT $10,000 WORTH.
A Street Car Conductor's Alleged
Bad Treatment of a Lady.
Mary Connelly demands judgment
against the St. Paul City Railway com
pany for $2,500, and for cause of action
"alleges that on Jan. 17, 1891. she got
on a car at the intersection of Wabasha
and Rice streets, and paid her fare. She
was ejected from the car at College ave
nue, before reaching her destination.
She was shoved off the rear platform
while the car was in motion, causing her
to fall and sustain bruises, besides sub
jecting her to great embarrassment, dis
tress of mind and shame. The con
ductor swore at her and called her a
vile name in the hearing of passers-by,
when pushing her off the car.
* ■ ■
An alarm of fire was sent in shortly
after 10 o'clock last night, and the de
dartment was on the corner of Seventh
and Sibley streets in a few moments,
where a fire was raging in the basement
of Frank S. Weidenborner's carpet es
tablishment. The fire is supposed to
have had its origin from the furnace. It
had gained considerable headway be
fore being discovered, but the firemen
soon had it under control. Mr.
Weideubormer is out of the city and his
manager, Mr. J. H. Daunt, stated to a
Globe reporter that the loss would be
fully $4,000, as several boxes of goods
stored in the basement nan been de
stroyed. Other parties, however, say
the loss is not more than £500. The
Harris millinery store adjoining the
carpet house was damaged by smoke to
a slight extent.
Borrowers will find it to their ad
vantage to deal with a home company
which is interested in their welfare and
is more generous in its treatment than
any agent or representative of non-resi
dent money loaners. The State Savings
Bank, Germania Life Insurance Com
pany's Building, loans at moderate
rates, charges no commission, arranges
with borrowers to pay off to suit tiieir
convenience, and has neve.i sold a niort
Guarding Against Typhus.
Dr. Hewett, of Red Wins:, and secre
tary of the state board of health, and
who is in New York, has warned Health
Commissioner Hoyt that alaree number
of emigrants, afflicted with the typhus
fever, have been landed in Castle Gar
den. This is a deadly infectious dis
ease, and Mr. Hewett has instructed the
health commissioner to keep a close
watch of every incoming train from the
East.and in case any one suffering from
this fever is detected to have the Sub
ject at once quarantined. i
Like Esop's Fable ;;;V
Of the boys stoning the frogs. It's fun
for the boys, but death for the frogs.
That's the way we feel to see our good
overcoats and ulsters going at the ri
diculous prices made rather than carry
over to another season. At the "Plym
IX A PERSONAL TINGE.
H. W. Topping is home from Mexico. •'-
Mrs. C. W. Gordon went East last evening.
Col. Barr will leave Sunday night for Mon
Judge Young and Mrs. Young are in the
Mr. and Mrs. C. A. J. Morris have gone
W. H. Hyndman has returned from New
Miss Birdie Ludlow has returned from Chi
Mrs. A. B. Driscoll is home from a visit
Miss Adah Hawkins is home from a visit to
New York. PETHjI
Mr. and Mrs. John Snapp are going to Du
luth to live.
Mrs. E. 1. Frost, of Chicago, is visitingrela
tives in the city.
Mr. and Mrs. R. Ransom and family have
gone to Mexico.
Mr. and Mrs. W. G. Pearce will soon re
move to Chicago.
Fletcher 11. Wheeler left for New York
Mrs. H. W. Broadgate has returned to her
home at Spencer, 10.
Miss Secombe, of Brooklyn, is the guest of
the Misses Wheelock.
Egbert G. Handy has been elected a mem
ber of. the Nushka club.
Miss Laird has returned borne to Winona
after a visit to Miss Weed.
Mr. ana Mrs. Whitney Wall will be at home
Thursdays after March 17.
Gen. J. W. Bishop went East via the Mil
waukee yesterday afternoon.
The Modjeska Opera company leaves here
for Chicago on the 2:45 p. m. train today.
lion. Henry Feisr, of Kandiyohi county,
was a caller at the state capitol yesterday.
Nick VanderpooL traveling passenger
agent of the New York Central, is in the city.
Dr. John F. Fulton has returned after a
ten days' trip to New York, Philadelphia,
, D. W. Keyes, first assistant general freight
agent of the Milwaukee, will leave here for
his home tonight.
Supt. I. B. McKelvey, of Dakota county,
called at the office of "the superintendent of
public instruction yesterday.
It is rumored that John J. O'Leary will
soon visit Pittsburg to attend a wedding in
which he is personally interested.
Mrs. D. W. Cameron leaves this evening
for the East and will return about March 10
with the latest novelties in spring millinery.
A. P. Wakefield. the newly appointed agent
for this district of the Crescent Transporta
tion company, arrived yesterday and went to
Minneapolis ii the evening.
At Hotel Sherman— William Ebner, Junean.
Alaska; H. N. Houlaud, Fargo; O. H. Hoyt,
New York; J. A. Helmor. City; George Wells,
New Richmond; F. R. Whftmore, Denver;
James O'Brien, Mille Lac; T. F. Miller, Hec
At the Ryan— H. Daniels, Dcs Molnes;
J. «5. Dayton and wife, Lake City; R. L. Bridg
man, Boston; Charles Louch. Seattle; Charles
A. Adams, Chicago; H. W. Campbell. New
York; 6. P. Chic's. Boston; N. J. Andrews.
Toledo; George E. Tinker, Concord, N. H. ;
B. H. Baker, Kansas City. y •*.. c,
Arrivals at Hotel Metropolitan— W. H.
Drake, Dululh, Minn. ; Mrs. Edmunds, Eau
Claire, Wis.; W. F. Allen, West Superior;
Mrs. Wilson, Winona; Mr. and Mrs. L. II
Brown. Winona; Mr. and Mrs. J. F. Munger,
St. Louis: F. D. Rliey. Chicago; R. Forsvth
Dulutb: P. Griffin, William Nolan, Hastings;
Charles Nugreth, G. Nickleson, A. Petterson,
At the Merchants' — George E. Perley,
Moorhead; Donald Grant, Faribault; A S.
Chase, Duluth; P. 11. , Carney. Mankato;
Joseph Roacn and wife, Northfield; W. K.
Coffin, Eau Claire: A. C. Jones, Diiluth; A
N. Johnson, Benson; R. R. Wise, Brainerd;
A. R. Holston, Crookston; R. M. Tuttle
and wife, Mandan; J. C. Cashel, Graf ton,
N.D.; Dr. D. F. Collins, Hinckiey; F. C.
Whitbeck, Grand Forks, N. D.
Rev. J. T. Harrison will lecture this even
ing at St. Michael's church, under the aus
pices of St. Vincent de Paul, for the benefit
of the poor.
Traveler Evans Insane. '
Berlin, Feb. 20.— Evans or Ivans, the
alleged f American, who has been an
nounced as on a record-breaking voy
age, around the word, has become in
sane, and is being cared for by the au
thorities at Blootsensee.
PLAYS AND PLAYERS.
Bill Nye's Novelty to Furnish
Fun at the Metro
Bernhardt Makes a Return
Visit the Latter Half of
"Keppler's Fortunes" at the
Grand and Sid C. Franca
Press Club Benefit Booked for
Friday Afternoon at the
The lovers of the stage cannot com
plain of the class of attractions given
them of late by the local theater man
agers. A larger number of first-class
theatrical organizations have rarely vis
ited the city in so short a space of time,
and there are yet more to come. This
enterprise of the management of the
amusement places is worthy of high
praise, as it is deserving of the hearty
support of citizens. At the Metropoli
tan, what is termed as "the novelty of
18'Jl-92." "The Cadi," will be produced
this evening for a four nisrhts' engage
ment. "The Cadi" is by Bill Nye, and
is said to be sparkling with the bright
writings of the great humorist. The
play deals with Wyoming life, and
is said to be a play out
of the life of the humorist,
who, in the days of President
Arthur, was justice of the peace in that
territory, as well as holding down the
responsible position of editor of a
weekly paper and various other sine
cures. Bernhardt will follow "The
Cadi," and will be seen at the Metropol
itan Friday evening, Saturday matinee
and evening. She will be seeu in "Leah,
the Forsaken," Friday evening;
"Jeanne de Arc." Saturday matinee,
and "Cleopatra" Saturday evening. As
good wine needs no bush, so Sarah
Bernhardt needs no commendation to
the intelligent community of St. Paul.
Her engagement last October in this
city was a great success, which is liitely
to be repeated this visit. '"Kcppler's
Fortunes" will this week be furnished
the patrons of the Grand. That excel
lent comedian, Gus Williams, takes the
title role. The comedy is a bright one,
and a great feature are the new songs
and burlesque piano solos by Mr. Will
iams. Sid C. France and his own big
comedy and specialty company will be
at Ililton's this week, producing "The
James Boys," one of tnose clever sensa
tional comedy dramas that please young
and old alike.
PRESS CLUB BENEFIT.
Galaxy of Talent Secured, for the
The arrangements for the Press club
benefit are almost completed, and the
sale of tickets indicates a crowded house
at the Grand next Friday afternoon.
The "bill" will be quite as elaborate as
that furnished last year, which was
generally admitted to be the most suc
cessful entertainment of the kind ever
given in this city. The performance
will be given by members of the various
companies playing in the Twin Cities
this week, which include "Kep
pler's Fortune," with (Jus Williams in
the title role; "The Cadi," Bill Nye's
play. "U. and I," and the fir&t-class at
tractions provided by Manager Hilton
in his Twin City houses. The perform
ance this year is to be rounded off with
a spelling match, in which Capt. H. A.
Castle, £. V. Smalley, David Kamaley
Sr.. Capt. P. Reade, A. S. Bailey, J. L.
Stack, Mrs. Carry L. Steele, Miss Euth
Kimbali, Dr. J. E. Gemmel, J. M.
Hawks and F. A. Johnson will partici
pate. President Hall will act the role
of schuol master. Seats can be reserved
at the Grand box office, commencing
BY THE IDEALS.
A Benefit Entertainment for Com
pany E of First Regiment.
A benefit entertainment for Company
E, of the First regiment of the national
guards, will be eiven Thursday evening
in the Metropolitan opera house. The
entertainment will be given by the St.
Paul Ideals, and a very excellent pro
gramme is announced. It reads:
Opening Chorus— "Comrades"—
\ The Company
Bolero — "In Old Madrid' 1 The Company
Entrance of the Ends:
Ehle Allen, Al Flouruoy, Sam Gilbert and
Baritone Solo— "Dreaming Where
She Sleeps ...F. 11. Garland
End Song— "Learning McFaddeu to
Waltz"' Al Flournoy
trr.,,,. Po.t i a. "Lady, Let the Rolling Dram"
tour-Fart-j b> .. Laughing Soll?/>
Tenor Solo— "With All Her Faults I
Love Her Still L. P. DeSale
End "Wedding Tonight".. Ehie Allen
Messrs. Braden, Corcoran. Peters, McCoy,
Marvin. Wright, Price, Sherry. .
Introduction of Deceptive Hainill.
Onr Juveniles— "The Colored Mill
ionaires'' By Themselves
Song and Daace— "The Maiden's
Dream"' Harry Davis
Plantation Song— "Swanee River"—
Lotus Quartette and Chorus
Topics — Al Flouruoy.
Fancy Zouave Drill— "Lightning
Tactics' Company "E" Drill Squad
Closing Chorus— "Soldier's Fare
well'^ The Company
In the Wings.
Frank Daniels' present season will ciose at
Brooklyn, N. V., March 26. and his supple
mentary saason opens 28th. at Utica. His
new comedy, ''Dr. Cupid," Paul M. Potter's
trauslatiou'from the French, will be tried at
Tacoma. Wash., in May. It is said the piece
does not resemble, in any manner, Robert
Buchanan's comedy of the same name, which
had a brief run at London a few years ago.
nordoe3it bear any relationship to Rhoda
Brcughton's novel of the same name. Charles
Zimmerman is at work on the music, and
Rillie Deaves will dasigu the costumes.
German- American citizens and many Ame r
icau aimirers of German literature will be
glad to hear that the Milwaukee Stadt Thea
ter company, the strongest uerman dramatic
organization iv this country, will play a
short engagement at tbe Metropolitan during
the month of May. The subscription for the.
performances has so far been very euccessf ul
and crowded nouses are to be expected.
Augustus Thomas is said to have achieved
originality in his ereat play, "Alabama."
which will shortly be seen in this city, in
face of the fact that the main incident in his
plot is the reunion of an old planter to his
reuegadeson, who had cast his tortunea with
the North at the beginning of the war.
Marion Manola, of the "Tar and Tartar"
company, two years ago made a real estate
investment in Philadelphia, which was sold
last month for double the original price.
The Reading railroad had to buy it or dis
continue building their new station.
Max Arnold, the celebrated German com
edian, who was forced to leave "The Two
Old Cronies" company on account of tem
porary blindness, is said to be siowlv recov
ering the use of his eyea, and will be" seen on
the stage in a few months.
Hanlon Bros." "Superba,''- the famous spec
tacular production, is among the few com
panies of this order that will visit the North
west this seasou. Weekiy expenses of this
comoany is said to be in the neighborhood of
Samuel Duval and Belle Tucker, both of
Agnes Herndon's company, were married at
Hornellsville, N. V., Jan. 27. Miss Herndon
gave a banquet to her company after the per
formance, in honor of the marriage.
W. J. Gilmore's gorgeous spectacle, 'The
Devil's Auction,"' i 3 the attraction booked
for the Metropolitan one week, commencing
Johnstone Bennett will continue to play
"Jane " next season, under Charles Froh
Carroll Johnson has completed arrange
ments for a California tour nexutmmet in
Mrs. Kate Raukin and her daughter, Pixey,
have been engaged by Charles Fronman for
James L. McCabe, manager of the "Me-
Glnty's Mishaps" company, married Rose
Carmencita baa been warned by her physi
cian not to dance so much as »ne nas heart
disease.and the rapid wriggling of her nipple
self tends to increase the heart beats.
John D. Ormand is organizing a company
at Hamburg, 10., for the production of "A
Sea of Ice."
"Lieber Franz" is not making a "million a
minute 1 among the oil wells of Pennsyl
Milton Nobles still continues a successful
role, presenting a repertoire of his old plays.
Emily Bancker has been re-eng.igei wilh
"Mr. Wilkinson's Widows" for next season.
Clara Cnrran has recovered her health,
and has rejoined the "Evangeline" company.
Jennie Goldwaithe has signed with Stuart
Robson for three years.
Robert C. Milliard will shortly leave the
cast of "Blue Jeans."
Jennie Whltbeck has been encased with
N. S. Wood.
Seneca D. Parnell has entered suit against
Hercules L. Klttson to recover £174 for medi
In the cause of Annie Michaels against
Christian Michaels Judne Kelly bas given the
defendant fifteen days to file his answer.
Judge Kelly has overruled the demurrer to
the complaint in the cause of Minna Petz
hold against Charles Petzhold and Adam
John J. Howard has begun an action
against William E. Floyd, John D. Ramaley
and the Germania bank to foreclose a mort
gage for $50 on lot 4, block 3 of Ramaley's
Park, White Bear.
L. A. Shakman &. Co. have begun an action
against John Froehlingsdorf and Joseph
Ilerrmann to recover $293.55 for samples of
goods furnished to be used by L. P. Wiss as
agent for the plaintiff.
Jane J. Moss has begun two actions against
John E. and John D. Ramaley to foreclose
two mortgages, one being for $600, on lots 3
to 8 inclusive, block 23, and the other for SIOO
on lot 12, block 17 of Ramaley Park, White
In the matter of the assignment of George
11. Nutting, Judge Kelly has filed an order
directing Charles a Moore as assignee to turn
over to John B. and W. H. Sanborn a certain
soda fountain and equipments which were
leased from Otto Zwellusch
William C. P. Miller has instituted an ac
tion against Max E. Kost and Richard L.
Crescy to^ecover $500. in lieu of failure to
assign to him a certain mortgage for that
amount to secure a claim. Instead of as
signing the mortgage to the plaintiff, aa
agreed, the defendants turned it over to
Nellie A. Folsem, of Evere.t, Mass.
A PROGRAMME NEEDED.
House Democrats See Danger of
a Tangle Ahead.
Washington, Feb. 20.— There is a
feeling of uneasiness on the part of the
Democratic members over tne condition
of business in tne house and a disposi
tion to get together and agree upon a
programme of business. At present
matters are simply drifting along, and
it is desired to bring order out of the
confusion which prevails. The silver
question is the moat discouraging ele
ment. The tariff bills and the regular
annual appropriation bills will soon de
mand a great deal of attention, and it is
agreed that there must shortly come a
time when a programme of busi
ness for some months to come
must be settled upon if anything
is to be accomplished. The absence of
Mr. Catchings delayed a meeting of the
rules committee for some days past,
and the health of the speaker has made
it necessary that he should seek a res
pite from public affairs while the
house is temporarily in recess, on ac
count of the visit of a number of mem
bers to Chicago.
Meanwhile a call for a caucus has
been issued. This call has been pre
sented to Mr. lioiman, the chairman of
the caucus committee, aud, as it has the
requisite number of names, the call will
be issued by Mr. Holman. That gentle
man said today that it was simply a
matter as to the date to be fixed for the
caucus. He said this date would be
fixed early next week. It is probable
that the whole Democratic policy
will be considered at the caucus
and a programme of action outlined as
far as possible. The silver men all say
that they have no intention to antago
nize the tariff aud other measures, and
that they are as good tariff reformers as
any other members of the house. They
say, however, that they will not consent
that the tariff and other measures shall
be used to prevent consideration of the
silver bill, and that should they ascer
tain that this is the policy of the pro
moters of the tariff bill, they will insist
in season aud out of season on taking
up the silver question.
Chairman Bland, of the coinage com
mittee, voiced the sentiments ofjhis asso
ciates today. He said: ''Before we take
up the caritf bills and appropriation
bills, there must be an agreement on
just what we are going to do. There
must be an understanding from the be
ginning, or else silver will be here as
loug as the tariff and appropriations,
and will be talked of as much as any
thing before the house. 1 am in favor
of tariff reform, and of considering the
tariff bills; but if their programme is
to keep the tariff here always, and not
to do anything on the silver question,
then we will consider them all together.
There Is no disposition against taking
up the tariff, provided we can have an
understanding that it is not to be run as
a machine to knock out silver. 1 have
heard reports that the tariff was to be
kept here, not for the purpose of pass
iug a tariff bill, but to kill silver. I
want it understood that I don't think
there is any such intention. It would
be making mere child's play of the
tariff, and using it as an anti-silver club.
"But if such an invitation should be
disclosed we will take the opportunity
to force silver to the front, and talk sil
ver on the tariff and every other bill. 1
do not believe, as I have said, all these
reports and rumors about knocking out
silver with the tariff and the appropria
tion bills, but we do not intend that a
minority shall run over a majority in
that way, and we have a majority in
favor of the silver bill. The silver"bill
will not be kept down by any tactics of
that kind. Silver will be kept forward
constantly, and by attempting to keep
it down they would make it the biggest
issue of all. I shall not obstruct the
tariff bills, but we must know what is to
be done about consideration of the sil
ver issue. They cannot padlock a
man's mouth or stop bringing up the
question," said Mr. Bland in conclusion,
"and 1 don't think they will attempt to
kill silver with the tariff."
Portland's New Building.
Washington, Fsb. 20. — Attorney
General Miller has advised the treasury
department that while the law provid
ing for a public building at Portland,
Or., does not legally prohibit the con
struction of the building in East Port
land, its evident purpose and intent is
that the building should be erected
within the lines of the city proper. The
treasury department has not yet acted
in the matter.
Reception Record Broken.
Washington, Feb. 20.— Mrs. Har
rison gave a public reception this after
noon, which attracted more people to
the White house than ever assembled
there before on a similar occasion.
Sixty-one hundred persons entered the
mansion, and when the reception closed,
hundreds were still awaiting admission.
Another Coaler Located.
Washington, Feb. 20.— Another of
the four colliers that were recently dis
patched to the Pacific in expectation of
war with Chili has been heard from and
intercepted at Teneriffe, whTfckjjas its
first s opping place on its journey from
English to Chilian waters. This makes
three colliers that have been inter
Washington, Feb. 20.— A meeting
looking to a monetary conference will
be held at Secretary Foster's residence
in this city Monday niorning. Secre
tary Foster, Senator Teller, Senator
Aldrich, and perhaps, other prominent
public men, representing both sides of
the silver qnestion, will attend.
CEDAR IWe^SSEL. CEDAR
Streets. JLB_-^- — r^f^ ~~T* * Streets.
Commencing Monday Morning at 9 O'Clock, the
Most Interesting Sale of
EVER OCCURRED. -
For instance, Colored and Black Kid Gloves,
Colored and Black Mousquetaires, 5 to 10-button
length Kid Gloves, including all makes and popular
brands that have been sold heretofore at $1.00,
$1.25, $1.50 and $1.75 per pair.
Good judges will pronounce this sale to be the
most profitable of any that has ever taken place.
We shall place AT M Jfe Of q
them on sale in 41 £% II ft
order to close out ATONE mßj I Pol
the entire lot PRICE, VW Plifi
Ladies, kindly remember this sale will open at
nine o'clock tomorrow morning, and we predict a
greater rush on Kid Gloves than we or any one
else has ever experienced. We, of course, con
sider the values that are offered.
THE ENTIRE ASSORTMENT
COMPRISES SOMETHING %
Over 3,000 Pairs!
500 Pairs Black Mousquetaire, every pair
worth $1.75. Sizes, s^, sf, 6, 6i, all go at
FIFTY CENTS p rY
I II I I B™— I I \aa? JrAln.
over DAiD Tansand yniioniicTiisDEO,
1,000 PAIR Browns MOUSQUETAIRES
Sizes, si, 51, 6, 61, 6£, ,each and every pair worth
$1.75; genuine kid; all go at
sjo^. CtS You nor any one else has
v m D^r ever nad ***© opportunity of
%. m iel buying Kid Gloves at such
P3ir. way-down prices.
200 Pair Misses' AT rfl Pz-wifo Per
Kids, worth $1.25, .. AT OU UUIILd Pair-.
This is an out and out Glove Sale which yon
cannot afford to miss.
TO ECONOMICAL BUYERS I
We have opened for tomorrow's sale over Two
Thousand New Sun Umbrellas. With greatly in
creased space, we are able to display our immense
stock to advantage. feftflfc ;
COMMANDING I' -: I BUY
PRICES. I-i fi^^^CD I TOMORROW!
-• , I
Of which we show the finest assortment of han
dles. The Handle is worth what we I mDr nD i /mice
ask for the Umbrella. They are IIE >Sjl l
exquisite, artistic and unique. • IniHimiMiSiin n
Not one of the gSfa. J& m gbk C«nh
Entire Lot is l||® (I Mm II Luuil
worth less than I MM m Coph
$2.50. Silk, |& I «JL« 1 LOUII
Gloria Silk, |Jj ■ M^l| taull
$1.43 each. m s H LQhW
26 and 28-inch at prices never known before.
■ '■ :x ; j
The Finest col- ijfek J|. 938 C-Qnh
lection ever shown fy^ll J_ II El dual
in Polished Silver, m ®^ jy|[
in Oxydized, in f|k i „ |i| CQ^h
Crooks, worth M WL JB WIM tflull
*^— ~ m ~~-~ ~^
Thousands of yards of New Wash Dress Goods at
Ruinously Low Prices.
NEW DRESS GOODS,
NEW DRESS TRIMMINGS,
IN ENDLESS VARIETY.
Immense Variety of New Gurtainings, New Silkalins,
■ New Lace Curtains.
and i&^&> wAA wto A Afirf^&A A>l>
Streets. i- = —^-^ • x*'** Streets.
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