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OUR MILITARY FORCE.
Regulars and National Guards Make a Total of 137,000 Men. fIULTIPLY THIS BY TEN, And It Would Approximate Our Strength in Case of War. SMALL CALIBER WEAPONS. fheir Superiority Over Large Caliber Guns Is Well Demonstrated. Military science has advanced so far Mihin the last twenty live years that to thoroughly understand it requires a vast amount of study and application. Governments have recognized this fact in the curriculum of their military schools. The courses of study are twice as hard as they were a quarter of a cen tury aK(>. and it is more the general pol icy to specialize. The education of the graduates from West Point is no longer considered linished, and the schools of application at Willei's Point, Fortress Mouioe and Fort liiley have been estab lished for their benefit This being the case, it is clearly evident that the mili tary knowledge of an officer of the na tional guard whose familiarity with military science extends bo farther than the drill retaliations can be to a great extent improved upon. The military of our country today onsisls of 112,000 national guard and 25,000 regulars, making a good fighting strength of 137.U00 men. In case of war this force would be multiplied by ten. The pn sent officers of the guard (when mustered into the national service) and the regular army, who would undoubt edly be given much larger commands than they now hold, to be able to do their auty should know their busi ness, and although the officers of the regular army miuht be thoroughly fa miliar with matters which outside they may have occasion to cope with, it is not so with the militia officers. The latter should, theiefore, exercise every oppor tunity to improve themselves. Even the officers of the regular army witli their excellent educations are required to attend lyceums for the discussions of mililary subjects during the winter months,and if they require it there is every reason to believe that lyceums for the same purpose would prove beneficial to militia officers. We have in St. Paul today thirty-two officers of the fighting force—one general officer, three brigade staff officers, live field officers, eight Blaff officers and fifteen line officers. These gentlemen never neet as a whole in the performance of military duty, in the study oi military science or in any military capacity whatever. Would not It be an excellent plan for them to establish a lyceutn where they can meet aud discuss military subjects and estab lish a stronger aud better brigade spirit? Our National Guard Lack* /hat something which creates a love for the organization, which causes its mem bers to stand by it through thick and thin, and which should exist in every military institution and esprit dv corps. There are officers, and plenty of them, in the line of our Eastern militia who have hold commissions for twenty and even twenty-live years. A man, upon being granted a commission there, re gards it as something, and keeps it. thereby rendering to the state in time of need old and experienced officers. In Minnesota it is much different. Out of a possible eighty-three line officers, sixty-nine have received their commis sions wiltiin the last three years, and of the sum total there are only three that can be said to be Hue officers of age and experience—the officers of Compauy D, First regiment. The proportion is the same with the staff. If a proper con dition of affairs existed this would not be so. Officers, as officers, do not mingle iv social intercourse. Society does not grant them the consideration that it should (which would no doubt be rem edied if the standard would be raised), and our officers do not look upon their position as one of the dignity that should be expected. VViiat we want in our guard is officers of age and experience. This we can never get if they resign alter two years ot service. In order that their positions may be made of such a character as to induce officers to stay in the militia,ihey should mingle more among themselves. They should raise their profession so that a rank would be on a par with a like position in the regular army. And above all, officers should remember that they are in the oervice of the state of Minnesota, and that any amount of dis couragement and triais shouid be borne tor its sake. What the Code Says. Sec. lof art. 8 of the Military Code Jays: The staff of the commander-in-chief shall consist or one adjutant general, one inspector general, one quartermas ter general, one surgeon general, one judge advocate general and one com missary general, each with the rank of brigadier general.a nd two aid-de-camps, each with the rank of colonel. Section 2 of the same article says: When the service requires each of the general officers named in section 1 shall have power, with the approval of the commander-in-chief, to appoint one as sistant in his decarrment, with the rank of lieutenant colonel. The service has not required any such appointments, with but one exceptional the adjutant general's tffice. The Consumption. The incessant wasting of a Consumptive can only be over come by a powerful concentrated nourishment like Scott's Emul sion. If this wasting is checked and the system is supplied with strength to combat the disease there is hope of recovery. Scott's Emulsion «f Cod-liver Oil, with Hypophos phites, does more to cure Con sumption than any other known remedy. It is for all Affections of Throat and Lungs, Coughs, Colds, 3ron« chitis and Wasting. PamfklH/rm, gcott&Bowne.N. Y« All Druggists. 50c.aiui$i. present staff should therefore consist of six origadier generals, two colonels and out? lieutenant colonH. As a matter of fact, the governor's staff today consists of six brigadiers, eight colonels, eight lieutenant colonels, four majors and one captain. (See pace 75 of the report of the adjutant general for the two years ending July SI, 1894). Even should the service require addi tional appointment, as provided by the Military Code, there are six colonels, two lieutenant colonels, tour majors and one captain who now hold commissions without any authority whnte/er. The entire governor's staff, with the exception of the adjutant general and his assistant, is a farce. Were they even to know the primary principles of military science the objection to them would not be so strong. As it is now, a gang of about 2,000 brigadier generals, colonels, etc., are regularly turned out every two years in the entire United States. They insist upon being ad dressed by the title they at one time possessed, and, as a rule, they don't know the difference between a bastion and a bayonet. The people in general estimate the officers of the national guard by this material; consequently, wnen a man is a real colonel, and is thoroughly familiar with military sci ence, he is by no means given the credit that should be awarded. The staff system is an evil arising out of the independent position of the stute. It is a sort of necessary evil, so to speak, but it can be reduced to a mini mum, and the way to do it is not to violate the law, and make colonels and generals of men who don't'even know the lust principles of army administra tion. military Strength of Mexico. The total population of Mexico is 12, --050,000. Her available forces are di vided into three categories, first, the active army; second, the reserve; third, the general reserve- eiving a total peace strength of 50,000 men. Every Mexican capable of bearing arms is obliged to serve in the national guard, lie is liable from twenty to lifty year 3 of ace. Recruiting foe the active army is by voluntary enlistment—term of service live years. The budtretfor 1893 --94 estimates $10,0-23,119 for army and navy expenditure, of which tiiree fourths is for the army. Organized in time of peace, the active army is divided into four divisions of infantry. There are also state troops which can be made use of, although greatly inferior in discipline and equip ment. The division in time of peace consists of two or three brigades of tliree regiments (battalions) of four com panies each. The regular infantry consists of twenty-seven regiments (battalions) of four companies each, three auxiliary battalions and a battalion of invalids, twenty-seven cadre battalions, two Yucatan battalions and two local (Can: peche) companies. The normal organ ization of a battalion of infantry calls for 37 officers and 64tS rank and file; the cadre battalion consists of 2 officers and 32 rank and file. The First. Yucatan battalion consists of 23 officers and 532 rank and tile. The two Campeche com panies consists of 4 officers and 75 rank aud file each. There are sixteen regiments of cav alry of four squadrons each, six corps of auxiliary cavalry, nine corps of rural guards and one corps of gen darmes. The regiment consists of 37 officers and 455 rank and tile; the squad ron consists of 8 officers and 120 rank and tile; the auxiliary corps consists of 21 officers and 240 rank and file; the corps of rural guards consists of 2 offi cers and 204 rank and file each; the corps of gendarmes consists of 21 offi cers and 229 rank and file each. The artillery is divided into five di visions. First, the artillery department of the war ministry; second, the field artillery; third, the train squadron; fourth, the local companies of fortress artillery; fifth, the general park of ar tillery. The field artillery cousi&ts of 4 battalions of 4 batteries of 6 guns each, making a total of 88 guns. One battery per battalion is a mountain bat tery. The peace fooling is as follows: Battalions, 29 officers and 320 rank ami tile; field battery, 6 officers and 7<J rank and file; mountain battery, 6 officers and 109 rank and file. There are 5 local artillery companies of fort ress artillery, viz., one at Vera Cruz, one at Tampico, one at Matamoros. one at Mazatlan, one at Campeche. and the company at Ensenada de Todos Santos. The com Dany at Vera Cruz consists of 6officers, 2 assimilated officers, and 138 rank and file. The four remaining com panies consist of 5 officers and 54 rank and file. The Ensenada de Todos San tos company consists of 8 officers, 160 rank and file. The artillery train is a squad of trained troops consisting of a staff and two companies, which belong to the artillery corps. The staff con sists of 3 officers and 3 rank and file; the company consists of 4 officers and 48 rank and file. The department of engineering con sists of 3 brigadier generals, 93 officers, and 725 rank and file. The strength of the army as given is about 50,000 men,of these two-thirds are permanent and one-third auxiliary troops, it is estimated that In reality there are only 35,000 troops with the colors. According to Mexican auttiority the total available fighting strength, in eluding federaj and state troops and both reserves, consists of infantry, 132,000; cavalry, 26.000; artlllery.4,ooo. making a total of 102,000, or 27,000 more armed men than in the United States. Next Monday's issue will contain a complete account of the army of Germany. i Small Caliber Rifles. The question of the war department is no lonrer "shall we adopt the small caliber weapon?" but "what make the small caliber gun shall be that we arm our troops with?" The . civil war in Chili in 1891 between the Presidential party and the Congressionalists dem onstrated clearly the advantages of small calibers, and other experiments have shown that that style of weapon is capa ble of produciug great effect. According to an article in the "Broad Arrow" of May, 1894, the experiments of the medical staff *of the German army have proved that "the wounds inflicted by the small arms bullet have furnished further proof that, notwithstanding Its diminutive size, its effects are highly destructive. Owing to its rapid speed of rotation, which causes the tissues struck to be torn within a radius of four inches— up to 600 yards a bullet strik ing a head, neck or abdomen means death; from 660 to 1,000 yards most serious and, in many cases fatal, wounds are certain to be Inflicted; be yond 1,600 yards the injuries caused re semble those inflicted by the round bul lets which were in use before 1860." The advantages derived from the small caliber weapon are three fold. First the lightness of the weapon, sec ond lightness of the ammunition, third the terrible range and powers of execu tion. From an average of forty-five the nations have come down to a caliber of about twenty-six. Many critics blame the United States and Russia for adopting guns of the com paratively large caliber that they have, alleging that it would be but a short period when the common caliber will be about.24. : '. . The following is a complete account of the arms adopted by the following nations for the use of their armies: Canada—Make,Mnrtini-Metford; cal., .303; weight, with bayonet, 11.28 pounds; length of bayonet, 17.5 inches; single loader; sighted to 1,900 yards; bullet coated with nickel copper; initial velocity, 2,200 feet; penetrates three eighths of an inch of steel, or twenty; -four inches of green oak weight of bul li't, 219 grains; weight and kind of pow der, thirty grains Corditej number of cartridges carried by soldiers, 100. Lulled States Army— Make of guv, THE PAINT PAUL DAILY GLOBE: MONDAY MORtfltfGr, NOVEMBER 26, 1894. modified Krag-Jorgenson; caliber, .30 inches; weight, with bayonet, 10.4 pounds; length of bayonet, 11.75 inches; chargu of five cartridges or leas, or one by one; maximum sight, 2.200 yards; bullet covered by cupro-nickeled steel; weight of bullet, 220 grains; weight and kind of powder, 43 grains of Pey ton; initial velocity, 2,000 feet; pene tration. 19.G25 Inches seasoned oak against the grain; number of cart ridges carried by soldiers, 100. United States Navy—System not dis closed; caliber. .298 inches; weitht of bullet, 135 grains; weight and kind of powder, S3 grains smokeless; initial velocity, 2,400 feet; other points uuder consideration. Mexico—At present uses the Reming ton, caliber .433; a government commit tee had, however, favorably reported upon a gun invented by Maj. Manuel Mondragon, of the Mexican artillery; a complete description had not been ob tained of this wetpon, but it is rumored that it is one of the best of its kiud. Argentine—Make of gun, Mauser; caliber 301; weight with bayonet, 9.97 pounds; length of bayonet, 16.14 inches; method of loading, strip of five or less or one by one; maximum sight at 2,187 yards; jacket and material for bullet, maillechort; weight of bullet,2ll grains; weight and kind of powder, 40.9 liott weite smokeless; initial velocity, 2,120 feet; at 438 yards penetrates .24 inchos of iron and 19.7 inches deal, nt 109 yards penetrates .31 iron ami 27.5 inches deal; number of cartridges by soldier, 150. Brazil has adopted a Mannlicher make of the model of 1893; caliber, .296 inches. In regard to other tacts nothing is known. Chill— Mannlicher, model 1888; cali ber, .315 inciies; weight of gun with bayonet. 10.5 pounds; length of bay onet, 9.75 inciies: method of loading, clip of 5 introduced through receiver: maximum sight, 2,406 yarns; jacket ma terial tor bullet, steel; weight of bullet. .235 grains; weight and kind <>: powder, 40 grains smokeless; initial velocity, 2,060 fwet; number of cartridges carried by soldiers, 150. This country expects soon to adopt a Mauser of '«3; caliber, .276 inches. Peru—Gun agrees in every pnrtlcula with the weapon of Chile, excepi that the bullet is 244 trains, the powder black with a weight of 42.5 grains, and the initial velocily 1,891 feet. Japan—Model,Murato of the year '87; caliber, .315 inches; length of gun with out bayonet, 45.03 inches; weight with out bayonet, 9 pounds; leucth ami weight of bayonet, knife pattern, 10.5 ounces, 11 inches; charge, number of rounds. 8; extreme range, 2}', miles; jacket, material, copper over hard lead; number of cartridges carried by soldier, 100; weight of bullet, 238 grains: type and weight of powder, Wetterin Smoke less, 30grains; initial velocity of bullet, 1,850 feet. We will give a minute and complete description of the arms carried by the European soldier in the next issue. Service lie ward. The decoration illustrated herewith is the one about to bestowed by the state upon members of the national euard ot New York as a sign and re ward of continuous service for ten or mere i ears, and is to be known as the Jong-servica medal. The suggestion came from Adjt. Gen. Horace Porter, and the design is by Tiffany & Co. It is of the sign shown in the illustration, and is to be suspended by a ribbon. The motive 16 a live-pointed star, the points indented to typify the bastions of a fortress, enclosing the arms of the state and the words "Faithful Service." Each point \a decorated with a symbol of one of the five arms of the service infantry, cavalry, artillery, naval re serve and signal corps. The medal is to be made in four denomiuations--ten, fifteen, twenty and twenty-five years designated upon the bar across a laurel wreath to which the rib bon is attached. That for ten years will be of bronze; those for the higher denominations of a com bination of bronze, silver and gold in variations not yet fully determined. The prooosnl to give a fifth and mo9t valuable form for thirty years of service has not been carried out, though many members or the guard would be entitled to receive it. Just when this decoration will be ready for distribution is not yet known, nor exactly how many will be called for. It is estimated that about one-tenth of the whole present roll of the guard has served more than ten years. The ordinary length of service, however, is only three or four years, and it is a saying that every regiment changes once in five years. This is re garded as a detrimental feature, and it is with the hope of encouraging by this honorable reward a longer period of en listment thai the medal has be<ju insti tuted. GUARD NOTES. The battery gave tlie first of Us infor mal hops last Friday evening, and it is needless to say it was well attended. The battery boys are very careful in re gard to whom they admit, and each per son must previously satisfactorily as sure a committee of bit good character. This is a move in the right direction, as it not only raises the tone of the battery, but of the guard in general. The armory came very near going up In smoke the other evening. The livery stable next to it caught fire, and the armory was saved only by the quick efforts of the firemen. It Isstated that the janitor in charge did not wake up until Chief Cook's heavy boots disturbed his sweet dreams of peace, when all was over. Gen. Muhlberg and Capt. Hart have gone down to Lake City in order to per sonally supervise the enlarging of the campus. It will undoubtedly be in readiness for a brigade eucampmeut next summer. Company H gave its formal hop on the evening of the 21st. It was well at tended, and bore witness of the pop ularity of the H boys with the young ladies. The Globe will publish valuable mil itary information every Monday in re gard to the great armies of the world. Be sure and read it. Company D held a meeting Tuesday evening and elected Private Krendes to succed Schroeder as financial secretary. The number of males of the militia age in Montana is 55,490, Colorado 140 • 441, aud Wyoming 24,614. The assembly took no action Thurs day in regard to changing the armory. Company C will give its formal hop on the evening of the 10th of December. FIRST-CLASS SERVICE To California and the West via "The North-Western Line," . Only 36 hours to Denver. Only 55 hours to Salt Lake. Only 80 hours to Sao Francisco, or Less than 3K days on the cars. Sleeping car accommodations secured through to destination. For tickets at lowest rate? call at city offices: 13 Nic ollet House Block, Minneapolis; corner Robert aud fcjixili tie., St. I'nul, A VICTORY FOR PASKOLA. It Receives the Official In dorsement of Eminent Experts' and a Jury of Representa tive Citizens. The suit brought by Ohio's food com missioner against a Cincinnati drufgist for selling Paskola on the ground that it was nothing but glucose resulted in a great victory for Paskola and a verdict against the state. During the course of the trial Prof. Shaller, of the University of Cincinnati, testified that Paskola was not glucose, and, even if it was, it would be harm less. He also bore witness to its activ ity as a digestive agent. Prof. William Dickon, of the Miami college, testified to tne same facts. So did Prof. Schmidt, the chemist of the board of health; Prof. William Hoffman and others. A practical test was made in court, showing the digestive action of Paskola on eggs and meats of various kinds, whereas glucose under precisely the same conditions produced no effect whatever. This ie»t but confirmed the experts' statements and proved Paskola to be of great value in indigestion and wastiug diseases. This verdict disposes of the malicious attack that has been made against Pas kola by interested rivals, and suits have now been brought acainst the proprie tors of a well-known emulsion of cod liver oil for having given wide circula tion to a false formula and other mis representations regarding it. The animus of this attack will be the better understood when it is staled that Paskola is being largely used ii) the place of cod liver oil. Recherche Bal Masque. The extensive arrangements which the management of the Recherche club have been making for the past tew weeks for their grand masquerade ball at Turner hall Thanksgiving .evening are almost completed, and the affair promises to be the most gorgeous and enjoyable event that has taken place in St. Paul in a long time, and,as the name of the club implies, its grand bal masque should furnish the most lastidious with an unlimited portion of tun and froiic. Dancing will commence promptly at 9. I Have Traveled a Good Deal The last year, both in Europe and Amer ica, but I have never enjoyed any rail road trip more than a recent one on tlio "Burlington." The scenery alone the great "Fathei of Waters" ia so mag nificent and varied that one forgets it late or n*?ver.—Dr. F. Voss AJohn, World's Fair Correspondent of the "Aftenblad," Bergen, Norway. FIRST-CLASS SERVICE! To California and the West via •The North-Western Line." Only 30 iiours to Denver. Only 55 hours to Salt Lake. Only 86 hours to San Francisco, or Less than 3% days on the cars. Sleeping car accommodations secured through to destination. For tickets at lowest rates call at city offices: 13 Nic ollet House liiock, Minneapolis; corner Robert and Sixth sts., St. Paul. Midway Horse Market. The management wisli to announce that the following: shippers will be on the market at the next regular auc tion. Thursday, Nov. 29. All will be sold without reserve: Randall & Peter son, Sififourney, 10., 17 head; P. J. Clancy, Oeiwein, 10., 19l*ead; D. W. Ringer, Hawkeye, 10., 21 h^»d;W. H. Harris, Winnebago City, Miiifi., 20 head; John Montgomery, Madison, Wis., 118 head; J. P. Mulvehiil.Manager. I)IEI>. 6'HARA—In St. Paul, at family residence. - No. Gf6 McLean street, Sunday, Nov. 2S, at 6:30 p. m., James C. O'liara. aged twenty one years. Notice of funeral hereafter. ' AfIftOUUCK.tIEfITS. p« EBJIANIABASK,»T. PAUL.MINK VX Paid-up capital, 8100.003. Wm. Bictel, president; P. M. Kerst, cashier. Does a general banking business and pays interest on time deposits. Located in its own building, opposite the postoffice. A few choice offices for rent. AMUSEMEafTS. METROPOLITAN L. N. SCOTT, Manager. — -THE- gTAVARY I Grand English Q Opera Co., H Presenting Verdi's Master piece, illTrovatore! At 8 [Tavary, Guille, Mertens Snarp and 1 Yon Doenhoff in the Cast Tuesday ..... LOHENGRIN Wednesday Night— ? ;.. -■:•;■- CAVALLERIA RUSTICAKA rm. «. , AND I' AGLIACCI Thursday (Thanksgiving Matinee)— BOHEMIAN GIRL Thursday ....FAUST Friday ••• TANNHAEUSER' Saturday Matinee CARMEN Saturday Night ...WILLIAM TELL Next Week— STUART ROBSON. The GRAND ™to Everybody. Were i||y TIT 1 Come • • ¥011 [fey m I Toniekt. There? \\%W f|| T| I Everybody J^" UIjIJ %Z. 3: KENTUCKY. CON ROY AND FOX NEXT. To induce you to Tisit our New Studio. Opposite Metropolitan Opera House. 1850C^^25£2E2^i834 99 and 101 sixth Sti-eot. Christmas Photography! 4 Q CABINETS and ONE 01 Bxlo 1/ $3.00. -V OHK Out-Door and Commercial Work a Specialty Telephone— 107 L •IP^^MR ZIMMERMAN'S PERSONAL 13*>£K^ ATTENTION to APPOINTMENT HOTEL IMPERIALS^™ ,_ , .. , of., CIIICAOO. » One 2.. i l* 8681 and best in the city. Rooms, 81.00 per day up. Send for circular. Half a bloQk from l?th st exit of the new "tools Central Ration, All bairtiairo fleiiv, rod FURS from Ills. Central dipßi NO ft X ares uecessarj. Look out for our porter at ■ he station. v. you waut eimfort, c6nven nce and ecouoiay. gtou at the uqw WANTED- A few persons in each plaoe to do writing. Send stamp for 180 page book of par tUul«». J, W, W<K*buif, li.i] w e ,t jhh, &,* ; ■— t f New: Silks ! 30 pieces new designs in Plaid Taffetas, the $1.25 quality, for 98c. 20 pieces new Damas Check Taffetas, illuminated back grounds, a decided novelty, to be had here only, $1.25. 15 pieces Imperial Gauffred Silks, choice and exc/usiue. $1.50 quality 24-inch Satin Duchesse, 98c. #7.75 quality 24-inch Satin Duchesse, 31-13 --25 pieces New Taffeta Faconne Silks. 20 pieces New Brocade Taffetas and Satins. 30 pieces New Japanese Habu tais, dark effects. 35 pieces New Japanese Taf fetas. Prices this week, 49c, 69c, 98c. Values up to $1.50 and $2.00 a yard. Semi-Annual Clearing Sale of Trimmed Millinery.. The time has come to reduce stock, and we have cut prices on all kinds of Trimmed Hats low enough to induce all to buy. Nothing will be gained by wait ing longer. Prices will not be lower than now, and the assort ment will be much less. Our Millinery is of the finest kind, and the styles are the best in the Twin Cities. Hats that have been $5 to $8 reduced to $3.48. Hats that have been $8 to $12 reduced to $5.98. Hats that have been $12 to $15 reduced to $8.98. Hats that have been $15 to $20 reduced to $10.78. Velvet Roses, all the new shades, worth $1 a bunch, for 39c. Ostrich Tips, newest shades, worth $1.50, for 59c. Genuine Knox Hats in all the leading shapes. Mourning Millinery of the fin est description, including veils, at all prices. Orders are prompt ly filled at short notice. Spe cialties in Evening Hats. We are constantly receiving new ideas from New York and Paris. DRESS GOODS. You will find it will pay you to look through our stock before you buy anything in fine Wool Gown Fabrics. We are continu ally getting in new lots, and you may' rest assured they are cheap or we would not buy them now. We have many elegant novelties, and we are selling them at very low prices. Here are some specialties that no com petition can beat: Pure Wool Henriettas, in a full line of fashionable colors, 25c a Yard. HANDSOME SILK AND WOOL MIXTURES, 40 inches wide, in rich winter colorings; 75c has been the price. We sell them for 37c. Handsome Novelty Suitings of French manufacture, 40 and 42 inches wide; $I.2shas been their price. We sell them for 69c HIGH-GRADE BLACK DRESS GOODS AT SPECIAL PRICES FOR CHRISTMAS GIFTS. Our past experience has taught us that many of our most valued patrons buy fine Black Dress Goods for holiday gifts. We had an opportunity a few days ago to buy five lines of first-class dependable fabrics much under value. They have just come in, and we place them on sale Mon day in three lots: Lot I, at 89 Cents- 48-inch Pure-Wool Granite Cloths, beautiful lustrous fabrics of high quality, such as all first class retailers have held at $1.50 or $1.75. 48-inch All-Wool Wide Wale Diagonals of splendid quality. Lot 2, at 69 Cents -46-inch All-Wool French Serge of very superior quality. 46-inch extra fine all-wool Silk-Finish Henriettas. Lot 3, at 49 Cents. 25-inch all-wool French Serge. These prices mean a very con siderable saving of money on the ordinary values. Lace Dept. You can always find novel at tractions in this stock. New things are continually appearing, and they are a/ways sold at rea sonable prices. We show tomor row high ndvelties in LIBERTY SILK SQUARES; Polka Dots and Persian Effects. Another shipment of real OSTRICH FEATHER BOAS. New Veilings of all kinds are on sale. Sixth and Robert Sts. ST. PAUL, KIND. EXTRAORDINARY SALE ■ — - OF— Beds and Bedding, ' - Mattresses, !Hll§| Blankets, Etc. This will be a very important sale. The Beds and Bedding are all of the best hind, and the reductions announced are genuine. Iron beds, 3 feet by 6, worth $8.75, f0r...... . $6.48 Iron Beds, 3 feet by 6, worth $9.75, for 7.48 ■ Iron Beds, 3 feet by 6, worth $18.50, f0r..... 9.98 Iron Beds, 4 feet by 5, worth $15.50, for 10.98 Brass Beds, 3 feet by 6, worth $30.00, for 23.48 Brass Beds, 4 feet by 6, worth $30.00, for ... 20.00 Brass Beds, 4 feet by 6, worth $45.00, for... 33.75 Brass Beds, 4 feet by 6, worth $60.00, for.. 38.98 Brass Beds, 4 feet by 6, worth $70.00, for 52.50 Brass Beds, with canopy, 4 feet by 6, worth $70, f0r..54.00 30-lb. best XX XX Moss Mattress for ;.. ..... 6.25 40-lb. best XXXX Moss Mattress for 7.45 30-lb. Hair Mattress for 73.50 40-lb. Hair Mattress for. 16.75 10-4 AII-Wool Blankets, worth $5.00, for .. .... 3.49 10-4 All-Wool Blankets, worth $5.50, for 3.90 Down Quilts of Sateen, worth $6.50, for ...-. 4.75 Sateen Comforts, worth $2.50, for 1.78 Chaliie Comforts, our own make, for 1.69 Brass and Iron Beds draped at moderate prices. Old Furniture remodeled and reupholstered. Cloaks, Furs and Wrappers. It is a very unusual thing for us to have so large a stock of Cloaks in Thanksgiving week, but so many have been disappointed in getting the garments they wanted, owing to the strike, and the demand continues so active, that we have not hesitated to increase our stock beyond precedent. The strike is by no means over, but you will find garments enough here in the best materials and styles; more than we have shown at any time this season. We have the novel 28-inch Coats, made of CHINCHILLAS, KER SEYS, SCOTCH CHEVIOTS and BEAVERS, all with extra high storm collars, from $13.50 to $20.00. We have a great many handsome Coats in lengths from 36 to 44 inches of the same materials. Our arrivals of Chinchilla Coats place us far in advance of any competition in the Twin Cities. We have excellent Coats at $12 and $13.59, and our Coat at $15 we believe to be the best for the money that can be found in Minnesota. These and many others, all with high storm collars and the NEW coat back. At $30 we show very handsome Coats of finest imported Chinchilla, 40-inch and 44-inch, lined throughout with heavy Satin'Rhadame. OURFUR DEPARTMENT Has made a wonderful record this year, and the continued, in creasing demand is good proof that our patrons are pleased. Kindly words and complimentary expressions come to us from ail directions as to our styles, qualities and low prices. Our furs are made for us by furriers of national reputation, whose names are familiar as household words in every part of America, and everywhere they are well spoken of because their Furs are good. We could not afford, holding, the position we do in the trade of the Northwest, to handle any other kind. Those who buy Furs froii us are safe. Our guarantee goes with everything we sell/, and its value is well known. Large additions have just come in to our stock of ALASKA SEAL, OTTER, KRIMMER and ASTRAKHAN COATS and CAPES of all kinds. We show much the largest assortment of FINE FUR CAPES in the Twin Cities. We have them in Alaska Seal, Persian Lamb, Black Marten, Electric Seal, Belgium and Sheared Coney, Astrakhan and other popular Furs in the latest and most stylish shapes. NECK SCARFS and MUFFS of all Furs at lowest possible prices. FUR-LINED CIRCULARS in targe variety. FUR-LINED SILK CIRCULARS, worth $50, are on sale at $39 Fur-Lined Cheviot Circulars, worth $35, for $23. Our Fur Factory is running in full force. We have furriers of the most competent kind, who are well known in both cities. We give satisfaction in every case. $4.50 Another invoice of Swansdown Flannel Wrappers, colors Rose, Wrappers Light Blue, Navy Blue, Gray, Reseda Green, Black and White. Those for who failed to get one at our sale last week will find pientu here on $3.00. Monday. $6.00 Wrappers With these came another lot of All-Wool Eiderdown Wrap tor $4.00. pers in Pink, Green, Gray, Navy and Cardinal at $4.00 each. Glove Department. 12-Button Opera Mousquetaires, Button Opera Mousquetaires, 20-Button Opera Mousquetaires, I2f' nk' Blue ' Nile> Lemon > Chrysanthemum, Cardinal and Pearl, at a sauina of $1.00 on every pair — y J 20-Button, worth $4.25, for $3.25 16-Button, worth $3.50, for. .$2.50 12-Button, worth $3.00, for .'.52.00 Ypsilanti Underwear AT LESS THAN HALF=PRICE._ nn' ldrnJ.n H% avy. Ribbed Woal YPsilant> Vests and Pants; catalogue prices ' , tpj.UU ana q>2.50. Until sold, 69 Cents. ■ T/nn Wool and Lisle Thread Ypsilanti Combination Suits; catalogue i price, $4.00 up. Of the Wool Suits we have small sizes only. All will be closed out at $1.50 Each. «i* UK 16?/ 8 Pul <Yps'l<™ti Combination Suits; catalogue prices, $8.00 to $10.00. Now, $3.75 Each. $6 50° mNow $2 ao%.S ri"an Ypsi/anti Suits; cata'o^e prices, $4.75 to Men's Department. IpECUiL iyc^Jii^nOF^N'SOh? VES- Every Pair fitted and warranted. pH£™!*t^^^igr llmt qUa"tlJ ' r***»w our regular price S: EaZ^s^ 66^ ■"-»"* '»' regular ; Pernn's Best Pique; usual prices, $2.50 and $2.26. Our price, $2.00 Reymers Dressed and Undressed; usual prices, $2.50 and $2.25 Our price, $2.00. Perrin's Dogskin; usual prices, $1.85 and $1.75. Our price, $1.50. — LI NENS— ■— Plain Linen Tea Cloths, 36x36 inches, hand-hemstitched; $1.50 has been the price. Now, $1.25. HEMSTITCHED DAMASK TEA CLOTHS; 86x36 inches for ..... :................ $1.00 Each. 45x45 inches for 1.75 Each. 45x45 inches for. 2.00 Each. They were $1.25, $2.50 and $3.00. An accumulation of Fine Table Cloths, without Napkins to match at prices that should close them out in quick order. As quantities are limited an earlu examination will be most satisfactory. ' * 2x2}4-yard Cloths at... $4.05 and $5.04 They were $5.50 and $7.00. 2x3-yard Cloths at... $.88 and $7.13 They were $6.00 and $9.00. 2x3J4-yard Cloths at .. .$5.70 Were $7.00. 2x5-yard Cloths at $6.45 and $9.45 Thay were $8.00 and $12.00. Sixth and Robert Streets, St. Paul, Minn Carpets WILTONS, AXMINSTERS, BRUSSELS, TAPESTRIES, — AND EXTRA SUPER INGRAINS ~~ * Because of excellence of de sign, fabric and coloring, our Carpets have won a place in the best homes, hotels and halls in the Northwest. Never has an enterprise gained so strong a position an d shown so large an increase in so short a time, in an admittedly bad year, as this department. Notwithstanding our large sales the stock is always full, I because continually replenished. When you want a Carpet, we will be glad to have you look through our stock, and we have no doubt we will be able to please you. Muslin Underwear Oept. DOLLS. [ Special Prices on FINE DOLLS \for the Carnival. Exquisite line of APRONS for the holidays. Maids' Aprons, Nurses' Aprons and Five o'Clock Tea Aprons. See the line of Aprons we offer for 25 Cents each. Special prices on Children's Coats and Capes, for 7, 2 and 3 years. Ferris Waists for children, from 25 Cents upwards. Ferris Waists for women, from $1.00 upwards. P. D. Corsets, $1.50 and up wards. We are sole agents for Her Majesty's Corsets, the renowned Parisian "Fasso" Corsets and Double V Waists for women and children. OUR ART DEPARTMEiNT grows in popularity daily. This will be a good time to visit it and inspect the stoch, which is now at its best. In addition to our remarhable assortment of CUT GLASS, ART CHINA AND BRIC-A-BRAC, We show special designs in DINNER SETS! AT LOW PRICES. We offer an English Dinner Set of 130 pieces, in the novel Ken sington design, white and gold, for 517.75. The order may be given and the set will be delivered at any time between now and Christmas. Our stoch of Banquet and Bou doir Lamps is one of the largest and most varied in America. So many of our patrons come to us inquiring for some hind of CREAM for chapped hands that we have decided to publish a list of the various CREAMS and BALMS for dry cracking of the shin and for beautifying the com plexion that may be found in our department for DRUGGISTS' SUNDRIES: Hudnut's Milk of Cucumber and Orris. Hudmd's Toilet Cerate Cream. Hudnut's Orange Flower and Cucumber Cream. Graves' Skin Food Creaiu. Cream Simon. Gilbert's Witch Hazel Emol Hence Cream. Patey's Cold Cream. Hinds' Honey of Almond Cream. Ferris' Almond Cream. Espey's Cream. Rose and Glycerine. • Vaseline Cold Cream. Almond Meal. Piuer's Lait d'/ris Cream. All these can be had at spe cial prices. NEW CLOAKINGS and SEAL PLUSHES can be found in out Flannel Department. Butterick's Patterns are here in full assortment, including the latest and most fashionable Au tumn and Winter Styles. MAIL ORDERS are always wel comed end carefully filled at oar lowest special prices. Sixfhand Robert Sis. <»T. PAUL. MINN.