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The Twin City Dancing club will give a
masquerade bull Dec. 1 at Market hall.
Rosa and Gertrude Skoll. of Minneapolis,
arc visiting Mrs. H.G. Fogg at the Colonnade.
The West tide roller rink, situated In Paul
Martin's opera house, was lonnaliy opened
last evening. ; • ■_'.-
O L 11 uon was committed to the work
bouse yesterday for ninety days for stealing
an overcoat.
The Bankers' Life Insurance Company Of
St Paul filed articles of amendment 10 its
by laws with the bank examiner yesterday.
Nick Baker was yesterday held to await
the action of the grand jury on a charge i of
stealing ?-'•) from the-perbou oi i at llus>s>e>.
A burglar cooly "entered Mrs Tome's
house No. 62 E.tst Eleventh street, last night,
and stole a valuable French doc* oil we;
mantle. ' . ■; ... :•<
The Martin County Democrat company, or
Fairmont. filed articles of incorporation with
the secretary of state yesterday. The capital
stock is SIO.'.'OJ. ' •■■'• -■■••" ;■- ..„
• A countryman was confiaeiiced -out of 5/0
by a brace of slick crooks yesterday, after
noon. Last evening an effort was made to
learn the victim's name aiid the circum
stances, but without avail. •
Edward Morris Urigharn, the South Amer
ican explorer, delivers his illustrated lecture
on South America at the Peoples church
Thursday evening. Dec. 15. Subject: me
Other Half of the Discovery."
Rev. B. Fay Mills, renowned in evangelistic
■work, is to meet a committee of the Minis
terial association Tuesday morning to arrange
fora series of revival meetings to be be.a
during the month of April.
The Golden Rule donated fifteen large
turkeys for the Thanksgiving dinner of the
boys of the newsboys' home. It was a merry
dinner lhat the hopefuls enjoyed, and they
are very grateful to the donor of the birds.
A little waif, about two weeks old, was
left on the doorstep oi J. Westingard, 471
Temperence street Thanksgiving night. The
babe was turned over to Relief Agent Hutch
ins and by him placed in a place of reiuge.
Pat Hill made a futile attempt to prove an
alibi in the municipal court yesterday. He
is chained with waylaying Albert Kock on the
night of the '-'mil. lie was held to the grand
jury in the sum of $000 and was remanded in
Key. Nathaniel Friedman, a converted
Jewish rabbi, will address the regular monih
ly meeting of the St. l'aul ministers Monday,
!Nov. 28. at 10:89 a.m. The meeting will be
held in the parlors of the Central Park M. E
The following pensions were allowed
through the adjutant general's oflice this
week: Mrs. Ursula Keibel, White Bear, 51- :
J. W. Crosby. New Auburn, 810: Melinda
Peterson, St. Paul, 18; Louisa Bush, St.
l'aul. 88.
The Northwestern Realty Company Limit
ed of &t Paul was legally incorporated ibis
morning, with a cipitai stock of gV),OJI The
incorporators are Henry C. James. J. A. Lari
more, M. J. Lamprey. Uri L. Lamprey and
Eighth ward residents, especially on the
line of the inttrurban. are taking steps to file
a protest with Aid. Warren against securing
a reduction of running time for the trains.
The peopli' see no prospect oi more cars and
dread an impairment of the present service.
Mrs. Baxter, -wife of George N. Baxter,
ex I nitcd States district attorney, died
Thursday at their home in I'aribauk. Hon.
D. W. Lawler. who was Mr. Baxter's assist
ant, went to Faribault and remained with
the bereaved husband until after the funeral,
which took place yesterday.
When Minnie; Baldwin, charged with run
ning a house of ill fame, was arraigned be
fore Judge Twohy yesterday. Lawyer McGee
demanded a jury trial, but it was refused.
McGee claims .hat he v.ill show to the satis
faction of the court that the law punishing
proprietors of houses of ill-fame is invalid,
and tho case went over until Monday. .r.
The Dorcas Society of Pilgrim Baptist
Church has boen holding a fair at the church,
corner of Cedar and Summit avenue, Thurs
day, Friday and Saturday evenings, and will
continue it Monday, Tuesday and Wednes
day evenings of this week. Rev. Dr. G. L.
Morril, of Minneapolis, will m.ike an address
Monday evening at sp. in, IX' ' .^jl X-i.
Elly Colby was sentenced- recently to live
yearsT imprisonment bvJtulge Brill for the
famous SI,OOO robbery case. The readers of .
the Gi.or.E are familiar with the story. Miss
Colby has a good i&miny friends, in Minne
apolis, and they will petition Jlerriam
for a pardon, and it is thought that he will
grant it under the circumstances.
Friday evening s'iss Alice Coyne was pleas
antly surprised by a number of her young
friends in honor of her sixteenth birthday.
Among those present ■ were Mr. and Mrs.
John UartneU, Mr. a.nd Mrs. George Mc-
Mataon, Mr. and Mrs. Tilquist, Mr. and Mrs.
3*l. Whalen, Misses B. and Josie Flabave.
Geib. Mossbruger, White, Mulery, Misses Con
ley, Wecam, Miller, Smith, Foster and Con
don, and Messrs. Coule'y, Wnalen,. llartuett.
Condon, AlcMahon, Coyne, Dunford and
Buckley. Mr. Dunfqrd and Miss B. Coyne
didi a very clever, song and dance. Messrs.
Buckley and Flabaye gave some very fine
jigs' and'breokdowns. .
Fine Millinery at Your Own Price.
The bankrupt stock of Mrs. Cameron,
477 vVabasua street, consisting of line
Pattern Hats and Bonnets. Velvet and
Silk Ribbons. Colored and Black Tips
and Plumes, Flowers, Feathers, etc.,
must be sold at once at retail. By order
of the assignee. 477 Wabasha street.
Manager Wbrthen Corrects.
To the Editor of the Globe.
My attention has been called to the
item in your paper of Thursday .morn
ing, in which you quote an' interview
■with me in connection with the Carl C.
Johnson affair, and in which' you state
that "The arrest was caused at the in
stance of the American Indemnity com
pany." "
I never have been interviewed by
jour reporter or any other reporter in
connection with the matter; had no in
terest in it whatever, neither lias the
American Indemnity company.
The American Indemnity company
indemnifies wholesalers, jobbers and
manufacturers against excess losses on
1 would thank you to make the prop
er correction, ;\s the item wholly mis
states the facts, so far as the American
Indemnity company and myself are
concerned. Yours truly.
General Manager.
Hon. Freeman P. Lane, of Minne
apolis, and Mr. John 11. fierce, one of
tin; lecturers oi the National Keeley
League, will make short addresses upon
the Keeley cure for the Liquor, Opium
and Tobacco habits during the services
at the People's Church this evening.
Secretary Hart's Report.
Secretary Hart, of the stale board of
corrections and charities, is preparing a
chart to exhibit at the world's faur, which
shows tiie relative population of all
state institutions. It snows that the
number of mutates in the state prison is
just half the average number, in the
county jails a littie more than half, in
the reform .school two-thirds, in the
jmorhouses one-fourth and in the insane
asylums about the average.
'file chart is colored, s>o that the rela
tive populations of the institutions can
ha ascertained at a glance.
Bourbon and Rye Whisky.
Pure goods and guaranteed right, by
quart, tralion or barrel, at the California
.Wine House.
Mother of Fifty-Three Children.
A colored woman residing at India
Springs, (ia., has been the mother of
City-three children.
aortic 'great esglish -heresy, ■ t
I For Bill;: Disorders. J
I ' •'Wct'i a G-r.vs.-tv tv Sot" bat cold |-
The City Attorney Advises
Justic9 in the Election
And the Committee Will Rec
, ommend Paying* Judges
The Police Station Scorched
by a Blaze Easily
What Might Happen in the
Crowded Cells in Such
The judges and clerks of election will
receive $30 each for their services. The
matter has been hanging tire ever since
election day. and it may bo related tliat
while there is practically no doubt that
£30 will be allowed, the matter will not
pass through the council without a
struggle. The Keyes law is crude and
the provision paying judges and clerks
is clearly unfair, and the stipulated sum
is not commensurate with the services
At a previous meeting of the ioint
committee on claims from the council
the matter was referred to the corpora
tion attorney for his construction of the
law. The election act recites that there
shall be four registration days,
and that each judge and clerk shall
received a day for services, and also
that they shall not be allowed any pay
except for actual services on election
and registration days. Some of the
members of the committee viewed the
law as flexible, and felt that the coun
cil could pay more than the ?lo specified
iv the act, while others, particularly
Mr. Montgomery, held that only the $15
could be allowed. Yesterday Mr. Law
ler handed in a mitten opinion to the
effect tliat, while the judsres and clerks
couid probably not ue able to collect
more than the $15 for their services
through a legal process, it is competent
for tho council to pay an adequate sum
for the work.
Aid. Franklin, immediately upon the
re;.ding of this opinion, moved, as a
test, that the amount be fixed at $30
each, and he supplemented the motion
with the remark that he considered that
little enough. Mr. Zimmerman, upon
tho hypothesis that if it was worth §25
last spring, and considering tuat the
judges and clerks were obliged to per
form fully twice as much work at the
recent election, seconded the motion.
Mr. Doran argued against paying
more than was paid last spring. He in
sisted that in most instances the judges
and clerks were the same in both elec
tions, and taking the ground that they
were overpaid last spring, he urged that
$25 now would equalize the matter.
This novel idea was at once combatted
by Mr. Cullen. He knew that inagreat
many instances the judges and clerks,
were not the same, and Mr. Doran's
proposition would result in a hardship,
even though he were right about the
value of the services at the spring elec
tion, and Mr. Zimmerman again urged
that the amount of work actually per
formed at the general election was
twice that of the municipal' election.
'•L have given this matter a great deal
of attention the past week," said Mr.
Cullen. "1 have found out that the
most intelligent and capable judges in
the Fourth ward were unable to com
plete the count until well along into the
day after election. The minimum num
ber of hours were seventy-one and the
maximum eighty-two. This convinces
me that $30 each is certainly little
enough. 1 would second a motion mak
ing the amount $35."
Mr. Montgomery declared that he
would not support the motion. He
favored makimrthe amount §15 because
of the word of the law. and he held that
to give more would be illegal, despite
the opinion ot the corporation attorney,
tinil he quoted the section in the Keyes
bill iixing the compensation.
Mr. Pike was deeply impressed with
Mr. Zimmerman's idea that the judges'
pay should be scaled according to the
number of ballots they had couuted.
He knew that a good many had com
pleted iheir work shortly after mid
night. Mr. Franklin thought the plan
very defective. In some precincts more
scratches occurred than in others and it
is much slower to count a mixed than it
is to count a straight ticket, but Mr.
Pike argued that the ratio of scratches
would run about the same in all dis
Mr. Doran thought it would be a good
plan to pay according to the hours of
labor. The city clerk has a record-show
ing just when the ballot boxes and re
turn's were brought in, but Mr. Pike
stuck to the idea to scaling according to
the number of ballots counted, for, he
said, the council should not pay a pre
mium for slow work.
Mr. Lightner did not take kindly to
these unique plans of settlement. The
law contemplates paying ali equally. He
insisted that they should be so paid.
Mr. Pike desired to point to th«
fact that if the judges and clerks are
paid £30, $15 of it will be a gratuity, and
lie held that it is too much.
There is only some ?13.000 in the elec
tion fund, and 550 employes at £30 each
will aggregate $16,500. This will leave
quite a shortage, for there is a large
amount of other legitimate election ex
penses besides the compensation of the
judges and clerks. Clerk Prendergast
explained, however, that the necessary
money can be transferred from some
other 'fund to meet the additional out
lay. Mr. Lightner suggested that the
corporation attorney be requested to
draw a resolution to pay the judges and
clerks the $0.0 and report the same to the
council meeting Monday evening, and
this suggestion was acted upon.
It was stated that the re ut of rooms
for election purposes in a great many
instances was considered exorbitant.
The prices range fruffi £20 to §35, and
some of the members thought a uni
form price should be established by the
council. Mr. Cullen explained that iv
certain precincts it had been almost im
possible to find suitable rooms, and that
the aldermen had been compelled to pay
the prices asked or else build booths.
Tomorrow will be on exhibition, at
71! East Third street, a large collection
of Oriental Rugs and Carpets, which
will be sold at auction Tuesday, Wednes
day and Thursday, Nov. 29, 30, Dec. 1.
The Police Station Ablaze— W hat
Might Happen.
At 7 o'clock last evening the central
police station caught fire, and fora short
time there was some lively hustling to
get the prisoners out of their cells, and
extinguish the flames. The blaze caught
from the chimney in the entrance to the
police alarm room. It was extinguished
before any material damage was
done. There is one feature of that
station which should be remedied.
There are many cells there, and often
they have as many as twenty or thirty
prisoners locked in them. Every cell is
locked with a distinct key. When the
jailer goes in with a prisoner he is con
sequently loaded with a heavy bundle
of keys which are strung on an immense
ring. It takes him some moments to
fish out the key for the cell he desires
to place the man in. Suppose the sta
tion should become well fired, and it
became necessary to release twenty or
thirty prisoners. Would it be possible
for the jailer to fish out every
distinct key and let all th 6 men
out before the flames reached
them? The police stations of London
and other large cities are so arranged
that the jailors may release their pris
oners by unlocking and turning a single
bolt, thus releasing every prisoner at
oue time. The attention of the police
committees was turned to this danger
ous feature of the station so nit* time
a;'o. and they promised to make a dif
ferent arrangement, .but they have
failed to do it. y-Will hey wait until we
have had a calamity there?
Carlinj*, the Artist, Will Paint
Portraits in Future Alone.
Mr. Carlins, the Artist, for many
years the artist and art manager of the
llorton ■& Carling Portrait Company,
has applied for and received a legal sep
aration from his partner, and, pending
legal settlements, will receive orders
for his fine artistic portraits to be
executed by him personally. Those
desiring fine portraits for Christmas
presents should see him personally. Mr.
Carlimr can be communicated with by
applying at the old studio of Horton &
Carliug, 21 East Third street.
LAUiiii AT IT.
Ridiculous Effort to Blow Hot and
Cold at Once.
Contradictory and self-convicting tes
timony is frequeiUJß a newspaper that
tries to prove that' black is white. In
the same column of last evening's Dis
patch that it is related the grand jury
will find that Che expose of the Globe,
that St. Paul is Infested with thieves,
gnrroters and footpads "is absolutely
false." appears the following:
Robert J. Black, an employe of the firm of
Stevens & Robertson, reports mat Thursday
night, as lie was walking down town from
his residence, aud had reached the corner of
Furrington avenue and Rondo street, he was
held up by three men, two of whom stepped
on one side and one on the other. One man
dealt Black a blow iv the face and one of the
others trijiped him up, throwing him face
down on. the sidewalk. They then went
through his Dockets. securinß $7 in money
and a gold watch aud cbaiu.
Let the reader judire for himself.
Comment is unnecessary.
Got a Fortune.
All his old confreres will remember
Charley Linger. He was convicted
nearly three years ago of forgery.
He was then a trusted employe of the
Northern Pacific railway office,
and he signed Maj. Postlethwaite's
name to two notes and was sentenced
to one year in the state penitentiary.
He is now employed with the West
Wisconsin road in Chicago, but this is
not the most peculiar phase of his story.
While serving sentence his wife secured
a decree of divorce in the courts, and
recently linger has fallen heir to $40.00U,
the bequest of an aunt in Germany, and
the will reads "To Charles Unger and
wife," and now he wants to find his
wife to make a capitulation. The last
he heard of her the lady was a clerk in
the Pioneer Press news stand.
The Right Man
Has the very best opportunity to open
and orofitably and successfully conduct
an European hotel and restaurant in the
best location in the city. Large store
room, suitable for restaurant.with base
ment fitted with oakery ovens complete.
Three flats of about thirty-five fine
rooms overhead, connecting with store.
Good lease with minimum rent. Apply
J. 11. Schurmeier Wagon Co.
Contractor Hanley Sandbagged
on a Public Corner.
The Police Knew of the Crime,
but Kept Quiet.
The carnival of crime in St. Paul
goes merrily on. Each day brings its
new tale of burglary or sandbag out
rage, and they follow each other in such
rapid sequence that, in the discussion
of the new one, the public forgets to
remark that no clue to the last one was
ever secured.
The. latest outrage was of the most
flagrant character, and though it was
discovered by a police officer and
promptly reported to headquarters, no
word of it was given to the press. It
occurred at 10 o'clock Friday evening,
at as pnblic a place as the corner of
Minnesota and East Seventh streets,
and of course there is no clue to the
The victim was Edward Hanley, the
well-known contractor of Minneapolis.
He is known as a man who would likely
be in possession of a goodly sum of
money, aud was shadowed by the gang
that infests the city. At the hour
named he passed up Seventh street,
and as he nearecl the corner of Minne
sota he was set upon by three men. A
heavy blow with a sandbag knocked
him senseless and the thugs rifled his
person at leisure. He had but
$16 in money in his clothes,
and that with his diamond stud,
gold watch and chain and even
his keys were carried off. He lay un
conscious on the sidewalK, where he
was found by Officer Monarity, who
took him to the St. Denis hotel and had
him cared for. On his forehead and left
temple was the unmistakable bruise of
a sandbag, and it was over an hour be
fore he regained consciousness.
This is a sample of the lawlessness
Lhat stalks through the city under the
reform. Neither life nor property is
safe. There have been more daring
robberies, more sandbagging, more
iiighwayisra in the past three or four
months* than in the whole of the five
years preceding the spring election.
This is, as the Pioneer Press truly says,
the result of "taking the police depart
ment out of experienced hands and
turning it over to inexperienced and
therefore necessarily incompetent
How long must St. Paul endure this
reign of terror?
Imported and California Wines,
The finest you ever drank, in bulk or
bottle, at right prices at the California
"Wine House.
No Official Will Disclose the
School Board Trou
But One Admits the Globe
Was Not Far
An effort was made yesterday to
learn more about the trouble in the
school board over the superintendent
and secretary. Secretary White assert
ed that there was nothing whatever in
the story published in yesterday's
Globe. Inspector Auerbaah was next
seen. He replied that nothing had
taken place which was for the
public. After some questioning
he admitted that the board had had a
meeting which concerned to some ex
tent the question, but concluded with
the remark that it was ail over, and
there would be no changes in the school
officials and the secretaryship. Mayor
Wright was seen. He asserted that he
knew. positively nothing whatever of
the matter, and the first he heard of it
was when he read the account in the
Globe. Inspector Smith was last seen.
He replied, with a ?mile: "I don't
know anything about it." It is pretty
clear that the Globe account was not
far out ot the way; that the trouble has
blown over, and the board and all con
cerned are trying to suDpress any talk
about it.
All the leading brands at close prices
at the California Wive House..
Ice Boating* Is Now thß Popu
lar Fad and It Per
m sates.
White Bear Interest Is Second
Only to Summer
Skating Wing's Added to the
Ordinary Form of
The Ice in Fine Shape and
Crowded Every
With the first sharp and bitter da\ so? -
our Northern winter, the thoughts of
Alinnesotans, young and old, turu at
onco to making preparation for the en
joyment of those out-door sports and
pleasures which, since time immemorial. :
have always followed in the train ot the
ice king. Skates are gotten out aifd
ground and polished, old straps hunted
up or replaced by new, while the ever
thoughtful house-wives provide woolen
mittens and comforters in abundance.
Iv those communities favored with ex
tensive fields of ice, ice-boats are rigged '
anew and prepared for the season's sport,
though their use and enjoyment is nec
essarily confined to the older and more
hardy ot the sterner sex. Of all winter
sports ice boating is the most reckless;
and daring, bringing its degree of ex
citement in the same ratio, and yet the
element of danger is trifling with an
experienced hand at the bell". The ice
yacht Hits about like a swallow, skim
ming over the ice with the speed aud
grace ot a bird, but, further than this,
takes you along iv her flight, and gives
you the triumph of the wing as she
sweeps and swoops and trembles on
through the air.
St. Paul is most advantageously situ
ated for the pursuit of this monarch ot
all winter sports in her proximity to
White Bear lake, and the enthusiasm in
yachting which manifested itself during
the summer at that charming sheet of
water seems to have been carried over
into winter, and is finding vent in an
amount of iceboating hitherto uuusual
in St. Paul. White Bear is now in its
human, sympathetic mood when it
echoes with word and song, and its
banks are bright with well-kept lawns
and many-hued flowers. It is a broad,
Level Fled of Ice,
all gray between its dark brown shores
the'hills sober in their fur of leafless
trees, and the fields bald and white
with snow. If you have never known
the excitement 6f a sail over the ice,
hunt up some yachting friend, go out
to White Bear, and you will return hav
ing experienced a new sensation. If
you cannot do this. come, and we will
mount this wayward flyer as she is
launched before the wind. As the sail
begins at moderate speed you can ob
serve the scene. It is a broad stretch
of cold and desolation, and yet, in glid
ing about, you get glimpses here and
there of cheerful, active life. As you
get further out upon the lake it begins
to blow more, and you find yourself
flitting across from shore tb
shore with a quick and pleas
ant motion. Gangs of men are
workimr at the ice harvest; foot passen
gers are gingerly picking their way on
the slippery surface; groups of men and
boys dot the ice with their black figures
and reflect the sunbeams from their
skates, while more retiring couples
swing along,
Hand in Hand,
in the little bays and coves. These bits
of life and color are doubly welcome in
the desert of winter, cold, clear and
stern. You go down the lake now with
a good wind on the beam. The playful
breeze freshens in flaws; but you fol
low its wayward motions; you start
when it starts, Hit over the ice with its
own speed, tunr and glide with the
grace and lisrhtness of a swallow. In
deed, theswift-dartingrice yachts are to
be compared only to great white
winged swallows ekimming over the ice
as they cross and recross your course.
The ice seems to be running under you
with great speed, its bubbles, crystals
and lines all woven into a silken web of
prismatic hues; the mounds and wind
rows seem to come up at you suddenly
and dodne past, while you begin to lie
close down in the box and clinch your
teeth in the firmness of your grip on the
hand rail. The breeze sings in the rig
eing. the runners hum over the ice.
The yacht seems more and more a thing
of air. The wind, freshening all the
time, now sweeps across the lake in
powerful gusts. The sky is partly cov
ered with clouds; the gray winter has
lost its color; the wind howls, the ice
crashes, the runners ring, and •you
hang on in a perfect frenzy of excite
As she turns in her sudden motions
you feel as if your body were trying to
fly on iv some swift tangential course,
even though your hands and feet re
main. Space opens freshly before you
every moment as a strange devouring
void, and you •
Fly Into It
with a wild, erratic motion, seemingly
bevoud the rule of human will or nat
ural law. Obiects seem melted down
and drawu out" into blurred elongated
forms; shapes and colors are lost. Now
the wind lulls again; you listen to the
roaring of the blast sweeping up the
hillsides through the bare trees. i T ou
hold on your course, and with the
next gust rush on with the speed of the
iron horse. The yacht sways, her ex
treme speed makes her divergences ap
pear like great leaps, and as she rears,
slides sidewise with a wird, tremulous
motion, you wonder where you will
alicht. Yet she keeps on through all
these gyrations with such speed that
you have to cling with all your might
io prevent her from flying from under
you, while a keen, shivering glee
flashes through your soul. But the
flight is done; descend from the clouds
of snow and the roaring storm on which
you flew as an eagle on a whirlwind:
return to the common earth, dull and
gray, in the clear silence of the dying
MeGrath the Tailor,
Who has recently removed into new
quarters, at 370 Robert street, between
Fifth and Sixth, has the reputation of
being the "cleverest cutter" in the
Northwest. His stock is replete witn
everything imaginable in late designs
and shade for making men's winter
Defeated Republican Candidates
Still Unsatisfied.
The defeated Republican candidates
for office in this county don't seem to
know when they have enough of it}
judging from the way they appeal to
the courts for recounts after the elec
tion. A reasonable person would learn
by experience that the will of the peo
ple cannot be defeated by chicauery all
the time. The fate of the contestants in
the county election two years ago, when
contests on a wholesale scale were
begun by Republicans, only to end in
defeat, ought to have been a lesson to
be profited by; so' might the
contested case of Aid. Van Slyke
last spring have been observed
with profit. Notwithstanding past ex
perience, however, the Republicans are
still renewing the efforts to overthrow
the will of the people, expressed at the
polls a few weeks ago. Championed
this time, -as before, by F. W. Zollman,
new names are being added to the list
of contestants. 31 r. Zollman may be
pardoned for having a desire to get into
court with au occasional case 01 Uus 1
kind, since he was so inirloriouslv de
feated for county attorney, but it is a
wonder he don't bring his own case into
court as a contestant. It is \.vw^. lie was
disfeifted by several thousand vo.es, but
tliat is not a more effectual bar to office
than is a plurality of a few hundred or
even a score of votes.
The latest contestant is Henry G.
Blake, who wants to be county superin
tendent of schools in place of Jonn A.
yogau, the Democrat-elect.
B Eferfr£ Johns is pursuing his fight a3
.cpijtestant for representative for the
Fourth ward in the legislature. He ev
idently wants to mix up in the s'/atorial
fisrht. He went before the district court
yesterday and secured t:ie appointment
jrf ,i.C. Michael. O. O. Cullen and George
'K. Bruwri as referees to inspect the bal
lots cast for member of the legislature
in the Fourth ward.
The other contestants are Charles E
Keller for county auditor, and tiie de
feaied Republicans for the legisla
ture in the Six ; h v\.l Ninth, wards.
Keep in Mini
The Pioneer Fuel Company. Cffice
corner Robert and Sixth streets.
How Mitlbrd House Has Done
Worlds of Real
Philanthrophy as It Can Bj Pat
iv Actual Prac
In August, 1883, several philanthropic
women met to devise ways aud mantis
for the establishment of a permanent
boarding house for the benefit of the
working girls and women of the city. As
this organization took shape it was
anicd the "Midford House," out of
respect for the memory of Mary Mid
ford,' the eminent philanthropist and
The incorporation is known as the
Woman's Boarding House and Aid as
sociation, aud its aim is to provide a
Ijome, with its protection and influ
ences, for working women at moderate
rates. During the past live years the
Mitford house has been located iv the
two very pleasant houses, 075 and G77
St. Peter st. During the nine years of
its existence $4",109.46 has passed
through the treasurer's hands; of this,.
$32,317.35 was received from the board
ers, 87,206.79 from .donations, and
f2.2ffi3.31 from entertainments. The
Mitford house has no debts
or liabilities, and an inventory
shows furniture and household articles
to the amount of $1,300. The expenses
have been for rent, fuel, service, sup
plies and household furniture winch
has not been donated. A library of
more than three hundred volumes of
standard literature has been collected,
mid is greatly enjoyed and appreciated
by the boarders. The past year has
been one of unusual prosperity. A
much appreciated gift of 8500 from the
directors of the Educational aud In
dustrial union relieved all indebtedness
and encouraged the managers to
enlarge their work by leasing from
the Young Woman's Friendly asso
ciation the house, 479 Oakland avenue,
as an annex to the other houses. The
board of management has been enjarged,
and the new members have individually
shown a responsibility and interest
which has been greatly appreciated by
the old friends of the house, and espe
cially by the president, Mrs. F. B.
(Jlarke, who has done so much for this
work in the past, and has still found
time during busy days to continue her
untiring efforts. The management feels
greatly indebted to two non-resident
contriDUtors— T. F. Oakes, who has
evven $100, and Thomas Lowry 150 an
nually for several years. Our city dona
tions will soon be acknowledged by a
.statement for the year 181)2, which will
be mailed to all subscribers.
The Midford house is under the super
vision of a board of lady managers, who
meet monthly to consider the best in
terests of the house. The resident
matron, Mrs. Tidballs, conscientiously
strives to promote the welfare of the
boarders and the success of the work,
and has created a home-like atmosphere,
which renders the house both comfort
acle and attractive. For the past nine
years the Midford house has been a
home, a hospital and au intelligence
office; Dr. McLaren has kindly attended
the sick without remuneration, and one
of the standing committees is to find
situations for the unemployed. The
benefits and protection this home has
afforded to refined gentlewomen and
young girls is one of those unwritten
tales which remain forever hidde n from
the world.
The officers and board of managers
are as follows:
I'resideut— Mrs. F. U. Clarke.
Honorary Vice President— Mrs. C. V. Noyes.
First Vice President— Mrs. K. M. Newport.
Second Vice President— Mrs. T. L. Scliur
Third Vice President— Mrs. D. H. Mooa.
Treasurer — Mrs. J. Q. Adams.
Assistant Treasurer— Mrs. E. W. Peet.
Secretary— Mrs. G. K. Metcalf.
J. L. Merriam, E. C. Stringer.
William Winslow, A. P. Goodrich,
C. A. Severance, J. i\ Fulion,
Lewis Baker, ■ Arthur Sweeny,
A. E. Clark, Y. P. Morgau,
A. J. Gillette, E. A. Jaggard,
J. C. Fitzgerald, J. E. Sqbadle,
Tnomas Scott, F. B. Kellogg,
11. E. Tbompsou.
Gordon, Weverhauser.
Mr. B. C. Powell
of Bigelow, X. Y.
As a Drowning Man
Clutches at a Straw
So Mr. Powell Took Hood's
And It Rescued Him From Danger.
'jA year ago I was in very bad condition.
I iun down lo 125 pounds. The trouble was
dyspepsia in its worst form, accom
panied by
Nervous Prostration
I could not eat, I could not sleep, and at
times I could scarcely move my hands. I
fett that unless I could get relief soon that I
shXMiHI surely die. Indeed, the doctors
have told me since that they had little hope
for me. I was totally discouraged. A friend
advised me to take Hood's Sarsapariiia. I
at length concluded to try it, for
Like a Drowning Man
I could catch at a straw. When I began
taking Hood's Sarsapanlla my face and
hands were covered with sores, which are all
gone. After I had been taking it a couple
of weeks I could not deny that I felt better.
I have now taken three bottles, and as a re
sult I weigh 150 lbs., am able to work again
and feel a thousand times better. My friends
are all surprised to see such a change.
Hood's Sarsapariiia
Is indeed a wonderful medicine, and its
claims are fully justified in my expe
rience. 1 have written this unsolicited." B.
C. Powell, Bigelow. N, Y.
Hood's Pills should be in every family
medicine ehe»t once usd, always prc^cred.
& CO.
Colder weather and a
sprinkling of snow make
Underwear a most interest
ing subject. Our special
half-price sale of Men's
Underwear made it ex
tremely interesting last
week. While there wasn't
even a suspicion of profit
in it for us, it made many
new friends for us, and at
the same time it was highly
appreciated by our old
friends and patrons. The
large sales prove that.
For the coming week we
announce a number of spe
cialties in Ladies' Under
wear which should attract
the attention of every eco
nomical woman in town. A
dollar saved is a dollar
earned. There are many
dollars to be saved here
which may be put to good
use in buying "Christmas
The following- figures are
eloquent; they tell their own
story :
Ladies' "Munsing Plated"
Wool Union Suits, medium
each; regular price, $2.50.
White only.
Ladies' very heavy Silk
Plaited Vests, white or flesh
color, with white Drawers
to match, $2.50 each; reg
ular price, $3.50.
Vests of same weight
and quality, high or low
neck, no sleeves, $1.50
each; regular price, $2.50.
The regular prices quoted
here are the lowest which
can be found anywhere. At
our special prices there's a
positive saving of a dollar
on every garment.
Ladies' and Children's
Ribbed Wool Leggings,
black, 50c, $1.00 and $1.75.
Ladies' extra double
fleeced Black Cotton Hose,
3 pairs for $1.00.
When it comes to clearing
the Silk Stock of Remnants
we waste no time in trying
to come out even or avoid
ing a loss. Time with us
is money; so is a clean
stock. We therefore make
money by making an occa
sional loss. Such an occa
sion will be found in our
Remnant Sale of Silks.
Every remnant and short
length of Silk of every
kind and description will be
shown on our center tables
tomorrow. There will be
found in the vast collection
not only lengths suitable for
Trimmings, Skirts or Fancy
Work, but even a let of
Dress Lengths. Any or all
of them may be had at fully
less than the original prices.
And if the original prices
had not been low we could
not have done twice the
silk business of any other
store in Minnesota.
These are some of the
kinds which will be found
on the tables:
Black Bengalines, Failles,
Suruhs, Crepes,
Colored Bengalines, Evening Silks.
Taffetas in skin lengths.
And the beauty of it is
that all of them are new.
They're not a lot of last
season's chestnuts.
Satins are the latest for
evening wear. They're so
new that you will probably
not be able to find any in
town outside of our store.
These are some of the
shades we received a few
days ago:
White, Cream, Pink,
Maize, Yellow, • JXile.
We will also sell this
week a choice lot of Printed
Twilled Indias, cream
grounds, at 75 cents a
yard; worth $1.25.
Plaid Silks, $1.00, $1.50
and $2.00.
Black Taffetas, 75c, 85c
and $1.00.
Fancy Taffetas, for skirts,
China Silks for fancy
work, 50c.
Satins for fancy work,
Green is the fashionable
color in Wool Dress Goods.
Mr. Field writes us from
New York that they are in
greatest demand there. St.
Paul is fashionable; there
fore they will be in demand
We are expected to be
the first to show new styles
and colors, and, as a gen
eral rule, we are equal to
the occasion.
These are the latest ar
rivals :
Myrtle Green Heavy
Wale Diagonals, 48 inches
wide, $1.50.
Myrtle Green ' Satin-
Striped Cords, 48 inches
wide, $1.50.
Myrtle * Green French
Crepons, 48 inches wide,
Myrtle Green Serges,
Cashmeres, Ottomans, Chev
iots and other fabrics, in a
wide range of prices.
A new line of Ottoman
Plaids, in Roman styles, will
be shown this week.
New French Challis, light
and dark grounds, in chrys
anthemum, rose, polka dot
and other patterns.
The assortment of strictly
All-Wool Dress Goods at
50 cents a yard is better
than ever.
The same may be said of
the stock of Black Goods.
Forty feet of shelf room is
devoted to this stock alone.
It has no equal in the
Our stock of Astrakhan
Coats may not be the largest
in the world — in fact, we
believe it is not — but it is as
good as any in town. The
qualities are the best we can
procure, and we guarantee
the prices. All sizes in
three grades.
Astrakhan Fur Capes, iS
inches long, $9 each.
Astrakhan Capes, 20, 27
and 30 inches long, satin
lined, at moderate prices.
Electric Seal Capes, with
large Marten collars, fitted
backs, 33 inches long.
Muffs of all kinds and in
all grades.
Imported Jackets, with or
without fur trimmings, being
part of lines of which the
assortment of sizes has be
come broken, at nearly one
half the original prices.
Colors are black, dark
tan, brown and gray.
Prices, $15 to $25.
Navy blue Ulsters, with
military capes.
Scotch Tweed Ulsters,
with capes, Watteau pleats,
and silk-lined hoods.
Ladies' Sealette Jackets,
with Mink Collar and four
inch facing of Mmk —
most fashionable of all Furs
heavy satin lining, sizes
32 to 44, at $20 each, re
duced from $37.50.
: Tight - Fitting Sealette
Jackets, with Mink Collars,
best quality satin lining,
$12.50 each, reduced from
* 3 2.
Plush Jackets, size 32
only, $10 each, reduced
from $30.
Jackets, size 3 2 only,
$5 each, reduced from $20.
For Girls:
Misses' Plush Jackets,
made of best "Walker"
Plush, handsomely lined
with fancy striped satin, 12,
13 and 16 years sizes, at
$6 each, reduced from $20.
Cloth Jackets and Ulsters
for Misses and Children,
$3.50 to $8, just one-half
the original prices.
There's always a big de
mand for Christmas Aprons.
In order to introduce our
new stock we invite atten
tion to some of the follow
ing special values:
50 dozen plain and barred
Muslin Aprons, half a dozen
different styles,
18 Cents
each; the poorest of them
would be cheap at 25 cents.
60 dozen Aprons, in dif
ferent styles of tucking and
fancy stripes, 25 cents.
40 dozen Victoria Lawn
and India Linon Aprons,
small tucks, fancy stripes,
trimmed with insertion or
embroidery, 50 cents.
Fancy Tea Aprons, dainty
creations of Lace, Silk and
Ribbons, 50 cents to $3
each, with a do/en prices
The number of Blankets
sold here this season is
greater than the number
sold during the entire win
ter of 1891-2. Our low
prices did it — nothing else.
100 pairs 1 1-4 White
Blankets, weighing full 4%
pounds, $2.50 each; low
est retail value, $3.
We are still turning out of
our work rooms in "blocks
of hundred," fine full-sized
Comfortables which we sell
at $1.75 each. The mate
rials alone are worth as
much. No charge for
Fine Silkaline Comforta
bles of our own manufact
ure, $2.25 each.
Down Quilts at $5; $6,
$7, §12 and $20. They
measure 72x84 inches; and
they are "odorless."
The "Old Bleach Com
pany," of Randalstown, Ire
land, have the reputation of
making Towels and Towel
ings that "wear a lifetime."
We are sole agents for
them here.
20x3J. Fringed, s:: r>o a dozon. ' ! . „ .
24x4>. Fringed, 8.T.0J a dozen.
24x1:7, Hemstitched, 88.00 a dozen.
24x t ■', Hemstitched, (10.00 a dozen.
i;U4'J, Hemstitched, Sit. oo a dozen.
24x45, Hemstitched, $14.00 a dozen.
: "Old Bleach" Huckaback,
for towels and fancy work.
40, 50, 65, 75, • 80 and 85
cents a yard.
Austrian Hemstitched Tea
36x36, Plain Hemstitch, 81.2.1
45x45, Plain Hemstitch. S-.00,
30x30, Fancy Hemstitch, $3.75.
4Jx45. Fancy Hems ti ten, $5.5 j.
A new lot of Brussels
Curtains will be sold at
$6.50 per pair; former
price for same quality was
$8. 50.
Chenille ,Portieres, . 3%
yards long, dado and tas
sels top and bottom, in six
colorings, $5.50 per pair.
Men's Smoking Jackets
$5.00, $6.50, $8; 50 and
Men's extra heavy fleeced
Night Shirts, $1.00. Try
one, and see how comforta
ble it feels on a cold night.
Men's Sanitary Steam-
Shrunk Wool Night Shirts
(made in Stuttgart, Ger
many), $5.00 each.
Mail orders receive the
benefit of all special prices.
Anything not satisfactory
on receipt, either in regard
to quality or price, may be
returned at our expense.
You take no chances in
trading here.
Field, Mahler & Co
Wabasha, Fourth and Fifth Sis.,

GItATE PC Is— < O.U 14) It T I NO .
"By a thorough knowledge of the natural
laws which govern the operations of diges
tion and nutiiiion, and by a cnrefnl applica
tion of the tine properties of I -selected
Cocoa, .Mr. Epps has provided our break fust
tables with a delicately flavoured beverage
which may gave us many heavy doctors' bills.
It is by the judicious use of such articles of
diet that a constitution may be gradually
built up until strong enough to resist every
tendency to disease. Hundreds of subtlo
maladies are floating around us ready to at
tack wherever there is a weak point. Wo
may escape many a fatal shaft by k«ii)>ini»
ourselves well fortified with pure blood ana
a properly nourished frame."— '"Civil Service •
Gazette. >r .
Made simply with boiling water or milk.
Sold only in half-pound tins, by Grocers, la
belled thus:
JAMBS BPF9 A: Co., Ilomcoputklf
Clieiulbtf*, London, Uugluud.

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