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SAINT PAUL. LOCAL NOrKH. The First Ward Relief association' meets cornerCnse and Burr streets this evening at t> o'clock. ••What We Do Not Believe" is the subject of liabbi Hess' lecture at 7 :JQ o'clock this evening. The Social ScienceT"lub of the Men's Settlement will meet at the rooms of the Settlement club this evening:. A lull attendance is requested. This evening me ladies of the First M. E. church will have a fair and sup per in the parlors of the church, corner West Third street and Dayton avenue. F. Jay Ha} lies obtained a permit yes terday to end a two-story frame art ■tudiuon ihe corner of Selby and Far riugton avenues. The building is to cost ,500. Mrs. Setzer, of this city, whose hus band. Frank NVtzer, was killed here in acablecar accident a year ago, is re ported to have met with a serious acci dent in Chicago yesterday, while riding on a cable car. The tire board adjourned its meeting for yesterday afternoon until tomorrow at 4 o'clock. Mr. Prenderjcast was out of town, and all of the needed financial data had not yet been prepared for the board's consideration^ Yesterday Officer Morse found three horse blankets and detatched partf of brand new harnesses concealed under tin sidewalk on Broadway near Third street, and close by the Great Northern general office building. No one has ap peared yet to claim the property. Capt. H. A. Castle reports that the contributions for the relief of the unem ployed have increased during the last lew days, and that in case they contin ue, there will soon be a fund on hand to enable the city engineer to put a force of uteu at worked cleaning the streets. The Settlement club gave a second public reception last evening at the club rooms on East Fifth street. Last night's storm prevented many from at tending, and there were tew out. The members of the club gave an athletic exhibition in the gymnasium, followed with refreshments. The weather indications '-pointed to a continuation of line weather" yester day. Tiiis, however, did not prevent its raining dismally the greater part of the afternoon and evening. However, it might have been colder. The weather now evidently regrets this omission. He will turn on the cold stop today, ac companied by a compensating clearness. The funeral of \\. H. Folsom took place yeateiday afternoon at 2:45 from Sl3 VVaUasna street. The deceased was an old-time Mason and a member of Garnet Lodge No. IC6, of White Bear, but Ancient Landmark Lodge No. 5 took charge ot the funeral services. The interment was at Oakland, where I. B. B. Spraxue officiated as chaplain. The Brunswick club, composed of merry souls of kindred spirits, will hold its first annual masquerade at Market ball on Monday evening, Dec. 10. There will be inar.y elegant prizes given for meritorious costutnes,and it is proposed to make the affair the swellest of its kind for the present season. It will certainly be a carnival of fun, for there is spk'Udki talent at its head. The managers of the Young Women's Friendly association have decided to yive a course of lessons in cooking at 10 cents per lesson. This morning at 10:30 o'clocE Miss Thomson will give a demonstration 1. -son in the use of the chafing dish—fried oysters, clam chow der, fruit fritters, curried eggs and Welsh rarebit—at the rooms of the asso ciation, coiner Seventh and Jackson streets. Housekeepers are to have a free lec ture to attend on Tuesday afternoon in tha People's church. Mr. Worrell comes from Hew England, with good home standing and indorsement. It Is Ivvtdent That you have made the comfort of passengers who use the Burlington Route a persistent and intelligent study, ami have ihu< elevated travel to an artua! pleasure.—A prominent mer chant of St. Paul. YERXA A whole ship !or.<l of argument isn't near as convincing as one little bankable bargain. But hero's a whole string of bargains we'll ■ and behind the worthiness of each: 16 Cents Per pound for Rood, fresh Roll Rtmer. 15 to 20 Cents Per pound for good Dairy Uutier, in stone c rocks. 6 Cents For a d zeu Parlor Matches, 15 Cents Per dozen for good-sized, sweet Florida Oranges. 20 Cents Per d >zen for targe Florida Oranges. 25 Cents Per dozen for extra large Florida Oranges $1.75 Pc: Mick for the best Flour in the world. 60 Cents Per gal on fur the finest .sew Orleans open kettle Mola&ses. It doesn't fall to the lot of the ordinary grocer tn handle molasses of this superior grade; in tuet. very litueofit oi Sew < trleaus. 20 Cents Per gallon for Molasses that ought to retail at ifc the gallon. 10 Cents Per package for Hurt's Wheat Groats, in 3-poaud packages. For Friday and Satur day's sale. 5 Cents Per can for good s>:ii:ar Corn. 35 Cents Per bag for absolutely pare Buckwheat. 4 Cents Per pound for fresb Boiling Beef. 6 Cents Per pound for Shoulder Roasts of Beef. 6 Cents Per pouud for Shoulder steaks. 8 Cents Per pound for nreel Mutton Cliods. 55 Cents Pi-i kNwbel for fancy Bat-bank Potatoes. 20 Cents Per gallon for pure, nreei Anpie Cider $1.00 For 2-i pounds of Turkish I'runes. 10 Cents Per pound for Tea liftings that are Letter than you think. 20 Cents Per ib. for good Sou-dried Japan Tea, 35 Cents Per Ib. for fancy buu-Jricct Japan Tea. 3 lbs. frrgl.oo. 16 Cents Per Ib. for Crashed Jam Coffee. 35 Cents Per pound for Hoffman House (>. ffce: a rle Jij.htfui bleud of uure Mocha uud Java un sale here exclusively. Mai! orders -.viII oe mled at prices '-urr^iit Wtit.-n oriier urrives. "Xerxa Bros. & Co., Seventh sai Cedar. Originator* of Proper Storekeeninc THE FOOLISH VIBSIN. Seeger Went to the Burner Test Without Oil in His Lamps. ANOTHER TEST ORDERED. Assembly Adopts Parker's Resolution to Sell the Market House. IT MUST FETCH $300,000. Garbage Discu33ion Was Summarily Shut Orf--Lit tle Else Done. One of those windy — exceedingly windy this time—sessions of the as sembly took place last evening. Vet, after it was all over, only one im portant measure was adopted, aside trout the transacting of the necessary routine business. Gasoline lights ami gasoline contractors, elusive but Inex haustible topics, furnished inspiration for most of the oratory, most of which it must be said, in justice to the as sembly, was contributed by fluent law yers. But no final action resulted. Garbage—a fearful and ratal subject to even suggest—was hinted at and caused a tremendous commotion when it was proposed to read the unofficial re port of four assemblymen who have just returned from a tour of inspection of crematories in other cities. There was more talk, and again nothing was done, except to shut oft the reading of the report out of courtesy to thu famous joint committee on garbage, to which it was referred. But before the assembly had reached the talki-ng stage Assemblyman Parker introduced an important resolution which the citizens of .St. Paul will wel come. It was passed without any talk, much to honor of the assembly. The final purpose of Sir. Parker's resolution is to equip the city V. ith a S >(;bli<- Library. It provides that a joint committee of two from the. assembly and two from the board of aldermen be appointed to investigate and report as to the best methods of disposing of the unsightly and useless old market buiiuiug at Seventh and Wabasha streets, and site, to select a location for a public library, and to ascertain whether the proceeds of tlie sale or the market property can be applied to the purchase of a site for a public library, and the erection of the building. The resolution also provides that tlie market property shall not be sold for less than 1300,U00. Mr. Parker's reasons for introducing this resolution were clearly and con cisely set forth in the resolution. In the first place, the appearance of tile market building was a detriment to the city, and the purposes for which it was used made it a serious obstacle to the advancement of business inter ests. In the second place, St. Paul was in great need of a public library building adapted to the Rrowhlß requirements of the people, and lastly, other cities had erected these monuments to the intelligence and progress of their citizens. The res olution was adopted by a unanimous vote, and Messrs. Parker and Lewis were appointed as the assembly com mittee. The assembly consumed most of Us time listening to gasoline oratory. The subject was introduced by the majority and minority reports of the joint com. mittee on gas. The former recommend ed that the contract tor furnishing gasoline lights be awarded to Robert ■Seeirer, the lowest bidder. The minority report, presented by Chairman Kobb, protested A^aiiiHt Awarding the Contract to Seeger on the ground that his burner did not show a capacity of sixteen-eandle power at the test recently held at the univer sity, whereas the specifications called for sixteen candle power. The report added that the Acme Vapor Stove com pany was entitled to a treat deal of credit for the present lighting, inas much as the competitive bidders for the job in IS'J4 had urevented it from pur chasing a better burner. Mr. Kobb moved the adoption of the minority report, but Mr. Johnson called attention to the fact that the report was only a protest, as it contained no definite recommendation. Mr. Van Slyk«\ who favors awarding the contract to Seeger, wanted to know what the test or one burner had to do with awarding the contract, as there will be 3,300 burners required. Mr. Van Slyke thought the contract should be awarded to Seeger without any comment. Mr. Robb rather disconcerted Mr. Van yiyke by eitinir his action in ISS4, when he voted to award a contract to -Sieger, when the latter's bid was sev eral dollars higher than that of the low est bidder. Upon request of Mr. Parker, who wanted to see a fair shake, Mr. Saeger was given the floor to tell in what respects the test at the univer sity was unfair. Mr. Seeger simply reiterated his statement before the com mittee the day previous, regarding the excessive pressure, inferior grade of gasoline, the use of a lamp instead of a standard candle as a measure. Jlr. Parker thin ilovcd to Kefor the whole matter back to the joint gas committee for the purpose of having a new test. This motion was finally car ried, but not until after the expenditure of much useless oratory. Mr. Johnson expressed his views. He said lie believed that the Acme Vapor Stove company had worked under dis advantages, but had tried to furnish as good a lUrht as possible, although the result had been a poor light, whereas Seejcer had furnished a fair Hsjht. lint now thu Acme company had offered an entirely different and very superior burner, and Sreger had not complied with the specifications. Mr. Johnson thought there ought to be a new test, to which every member of the council s:iou!d be invited. Mr. ileiibrou. of the Acme. Vapor .'Stove company, explained his position, and repeated his statement of the day before that the company would jruar" autee to use the same burner on nil its lamps as that which showed a capacity of 16.(12 candle power at tiie recent test. Mi. Parker renewed his motion to refer the matter back tor another test, and asked Mr. Merger if lie was willing to enter into it. Mr. Seeder hesitated, but-finally said something about having a test under proper conditions, thounh lie expressed the opinion that there was really no reason for any farther delay, as lie was the lowest bidder and was prepared to carry our his contract. Mr. Lewis took exception to what seem very much like dictating to thu council. T«»cii the Laivyer* Had Their In- UillgK. while the assembly caught its breath. First, Mr. Uicliardson, on behalf of Mr. Seeder, took the floor and argued that the test of the burners amounted to nothing. Ho was followed by John H. ives, the attorney for liio Acme Vapor ■Stove company, who rested Ins argument on the. language of specifi cations, which requite a sixteen.candio power light. in answer to Air. Seegsi^a THE ~^AINT PAUL DAILY GLOBE: FRIDAY MOnNTTNTi. BECRMBRK 7, J#H. objection that Mr. llcilhron took his own gasoline ami auparititi.s dowi> to the university, wrhictt he, .Seetrer, was obliged to use, iiavn.sr i:i k<-it none. Mr. Ives likened his client to the wise vir- u riits wlio took their lumps with them, while Serarer, the rooiisii, went down there without hH trasolnie. Much laughter followed t dis sally. which Mr. .S.iver did m*t at all relish. At the conclusion of Mr. Ives' argu ment Mr. Uobb offered a supplement to the minority report, recommending that the contract be awarded to th. 1 Acme people. He subsequently withdrew it. The roll was then called on Mr. Park er's motion to refer back for another test, and the motion was carried, Mr. Van Slyke alone voting do. Th« proposal on the part of Mr. Parker to read the •It-purl of tile I nolltriiil Trf|> of himself and Messrs. Lewis, Aiosin and Ueardoii. to inspect crematories, created the only other breeze of ihe evening. Mr. Johnson, the chairman of the joint committee on garbace, said that the matter ought to be referred to the garbage committee out of mere, courtesy. Mr. Parker replied that that was en tirely satisfactory to himself and his as sociates on tue tni>. Hut Mr. Lewis wanted to iiave the report read and so moved. But when it was put, only thrt c voles out of the nine were at tiimative, and the report was not read. A communication was received from Health Commissioner llo>t aski the council to appoint a special committee of ttuee to consider the necessity of recommending an additional appropria tion next year for the establishment of a bacteriological laboratory, a public disinfecting plant and a special hospital for diphtheria and scarlet fever. On notion of Mr. Kobb, President Cope land appointed a special committee, constating of Messrs. Kobb, Arosin and JohusDii. The communication of Dr. lioyt is published m another column. The ordinance requiring bill posters to pay an annual license of $50 was passed, but Che other ordinance, requir ing them to furnish a bond for $5,000, was referred back to the license com mittee. Tun special committee appointed to consider the feasibility of using the market House for an armory reported adversely. Aid. Murphy's pig and beef ordi nance, requiring the market master to attach a tag showing the weight of the quarters, was parsed, with an addi tional clause providing for a line of not less than $5 nor more than $10 for a vio lation. FOR A DISINFKCTING PLANT. Health Commissioner Hoy Sends In a Communication. Following is a copy of Health Com missioner iloyt's communication, sun nutted to the council last evening, rela tive to the necessity for the establish ment of a public disinfecting plant, a bacteriological laboratory and a special hospital for diphtheria and scarlet fever: To the Honorable Common Council —Gentlemen: It has always bean cus tomary to incorporate any mijutmtlonii deemed pertineutoy this department m the matter of endeavoring to promote and improve the public health, pro vent contagious diseaso, the death rate, etc., in our official an nual report, but I regret to state that on account of our not being aide to render this report until after the tax levy has been made each year, many of our suggestions requiring an outlay of money—while favorably re ceived by your honorable body, have not been acted upon because of no funds —and before another tax levy is made they are forgotten. Tiiis year we have determined to call upon in advance and earnestly solicit your careful consideration of the facts, figures and recommendation herewith presented. During the past eight years five thousand six hundred and thirty-nine cases of diphtheria and scarlet fever have been re ported to and quarantined by ti;is department. Over one thousand and titty of these cases have died. Both diseases are preveatible. What ara the ways and means allowed this de partment for the especial purpose of preventing them? Four postal cards, a diphtheria "sign" card, a printed cir cular, giving instructions tor the best method of isolation and dis infection at present withiu the power of this department or the public, and occasionally, where ex treme destitution reigns, a tew pounds of sulphur; each outfit not costing not more than 10 cei'ts, or j:i.*.»o for the total number of cases and that is ab solutely all that we have benn allowed to do in the way of prevention up to the present time, so far as these two dis eases aie concerned. L.et us now contrast this with small pox, also a pieventibie disease. Daring nearly the same period above men tioned there have occurred in this city nine separate distinct outbreaks of sinali-pox. They have each received prompt and vigorous treatment, and as a result they have been stamped out of existence, with a record of but forty-six cases and six deaths, in the extermina tion of which $11.042.63 has been expend ed, or nearly twenty limes as much for forty-six cases ot small-pox as we have spent in taking care of live thou sand six hundred and thirty-nine cases of diphtheria and scarlet fever. We do not advocate a proportionate amount with which to combat the two iatter dis eases, but if we ever expect to decrease or stamp out these lite-destroyers we must at once get from the pi.th we have traveled so long— institute progress and be benefited thereby. Diphtheria and scarlet fever cannot ue prevented for 10 cents apiece. Keterring to the small-pox expendi ture, it may uot oe out ot place to re mind you thai nearly one-half ot it could have been saved if the reconien dations in our last annual reports had been favorably acted upon and a public disinfector built: for nearly one-half of the said amount was used in ps»> inent for personal property destroyed by lire. HO per cent of which could have been saved had we modern facilities for dis infecting. In view of the above fads we would respectfully lecoiatueud that in the tax levy for 1895 ample provision bo made for the following adjuncts for the de partment of health: A bteterkAogical laboratory, a public, disiufeelitug plant and a special hospital ior diphtheria and scarlet fever; maintenance for each to be provided for. Tins matter is too vast to be referred to, in detail in this brief communication, but in consideration of the consequence of the subject we would request that it be re teired to a special committee, it is our opinion that if these proposed innova tions are inaugurated ami maintained, the death rate, from these diseases will be decreased in our city at least 50 per cent in live years, and perhaps sooner. Trusting that you will realize the im perative necessity lor immediate, action, 1 remain, yours respeeituiiy, lIKNKV F. UOYI, M. I)., Commissioner ot Health. The Way to Cure! Catarrh is by purifying the blood, and the way to purify the blood is by taking Hood's Sarsaparilla. which is in truth the, standard blood purifier. 13 v its use the poison in Hie blood, which is the causa of catarrh, is re moved and the catarrh is cured. 11%*%*%% partita Local applications £ "^ < 4 *»pn' are useless 111 4 ' iL*fl. "WiS ; the treatment >3^y^%^^ ' of this disease, because >ii»:y do not reach the cause. Hoo<i\s Sursapn rilla cures J>ecaus« it goes to tlie bottom of MM whole trouble. I him- , sands of people who were afflicted \ with this sHiliiiln discus*! have* j found relief and permanent euro in Hoo.i'a Try it mm*, Hood's I'll are th« bet tifter-Uimier 1 KIN, *s*i*t <li«tt»ti««i, i.ruveui ouimiimiivu. \ GREAT SANTA GLAUS. Immense and Novel One to Be Seen at Schuneman & Evans. OPENS AND CLOSES HIS EYES Holds in His Arms a Giant Christmas Tree Full of Gifts. GREAT HOLIDAY OPENING. Immense Display ot Fancy and Staple Articles at This Store. It has now been proved beyond a doubt that it is uot necessary for the weather to be of the"fairest in order to draw out a lance crowd of people when that enterprising firm. Schuneman & Evans, announces that its annual holi day opening is to take place. Last evening was any thine but ideal, and yet the crowd that thronged (he big store from 7 o'clock until 10:30 was among the largest that has ever been seen under the best weather arrange lU3lit that has ever been planned. The streets all around the store were thronged with people, and not only the ground floor, but every floor above was so crowded that after a lime It became difficult to move around to visit the dif ferent displays. That the visitors ap preciated the efforts ma te by this firm to entertain them was very evident from the many comments made upon the different displays and upon the en joyable musical programme that, was given by Seiberi'a orchestra. Of course, the groat attraction to everybody who came in, both old and young, was The Hii£e Santa ( lav* which stands on a pedestal in the cen ter aisle, and is the first thing that is seen . when entering the store on the Sixth street side, He is twenty feet high, and in his right arm he holds a Christinas tree, laden with toys, and brilliantly illuuiiuatod, which reaches up to th« sixth tlaor. Santa is dressed in the regulation red blanket suit, with fur cap and Kittens, and he wears a very long board. Ho opens ana closes his eyes, which are made of illuminated material, and he blinks and looks wise in a way that made the crowds of chil dren wild with delight. To miss seeing this very human and generous-looking old man during this holiday season will be to miss the greatest thing that the children in the two cities have had an opportunity to see for many a day. Ou this same floor tlie beautiful display of holiday goods attracted a great deal of atteutiou from the crowd, when its attention could be taken from .Uw Santa Clans for a time. The display of oooks is, perhaps, tiie linest that has ever been shown by this firm, and the novelties in silver toilet articles, leather goods and t lit) lance importation of hand kerchiefs that has just been received came in for a troodlv share of attention. On the second floor the dainty little French pattern room was the center of attraction. instead of containing a display of novelties in the millinery line, it had been titled up for Hie "Brownies" who were disputing among themselves in the most amusing fashion at all kinds of winter sports. 'flic Mspiay oi' Furs on this floor was very tine and included many beautiful things lor Holiday gifts. The third and fourth floors, where carpets, draperies and furniture are to be found, were thronged as much as any one of the lower floors, and tii« beauti ful things in tiie furniture department were looked over by many a prospective holiday shopper. Down to tilt! basement it was almost impossible to get.aod the large end that has been devoted exclusively to toys during the holidays whs packed. One long tier of counters and 3how oases is tilled with dolls of every sizw, shape and price up to 935. Another side of the basement has been devoted to the display of toys, which is enormous, and contains some of the most beautiful things in imported toys that have ever been seen in this city. These include principally games ana iron toys. In silverware and cut, the beautiful holiday things to be found in this store are without Dumber, and a new line of banquet lamps that has just been re ceived are among the beautiiul tilings for Christmas gilts that are shown. For these a line of new glass globes is shown instead of the old shade, which are very artistic in desisrn. Thoy have painted decorations in colors and gold which make then very attractive. Un the whole, the immense building formed a scene of harmony and beauty thai wa? gated upon by thousands of people, most of whom also spent some little time looking at tiie beautifully gutten>up display windows before going into tiie store. Cas and i.leetrii: Fixtures. P. V. Dwyer Bros. Co., % East Third street. BKGTCH OF [ UCHELT. IMoneer rtusiuo-s Man —Friends All Over the State. The pioneer cigar manufacturer of St. Paul, a citizen of forty years' stand ing, and a man whose friends arc found in all pails of the stale, died Tuesday morning in the person of Frederick William Tuchelt. lie had been ill two weeks. Mr. Tuclielt was born sixty-six years ago in (Joeihen. Germany, lie cams to America in 1852, and after resldiuk temporarily in New York, Chicago and elsewhere, fixed upon St. Paul as this best point far a permanent location. He opened a cigar store in 1854 on Third street, opposite the present Metropol itan hotel, lie did not abandon Third street until 1875. Then he removed" to Wabaslia, on which street, at No. :i4i), he has for many years continued a ttnurislt iiig business. He was both a Mason and a Workman, belonging to Ancient Land mark and Banner lodges, in 1860 ho •nan"led, in St. Paul, Miss Christina OehluiHii. Her death two years ago doubtless impaired the health of her devoted husband. Se/en grown chil (hen survive. The two sons, Alfred A. and Frederick William, were associated with their father in business. Hare Mowers- were Mr. Tucheli's delight. Uu them be expended much money, and he was never .-.<> happy ib when shar ing these floral treasures with his friends. The funeral will occur from the family residence, 04 Ruble street, today at 2 o'clock, and will bo under Masonic auspices. liilerii'cnt at Oak laud. «.'Hrpi^nter3. Carpenters wanted at Labor hall next Tuesday i'vein hpt'cial iuUiiceniunis offered 'for attendance. University i.\t(MtHion. The third U'cturo in th« Univsrsity KM*m »i(ui ciiuisi' of MM Went sulf will | bo iriv««u by Prof. .J. T. West, of the ', htati* university,at »ho Humboldt school I lii.s evening at b o'clock. Subject:: "Franca— The Ti:re» Supplementary Involution-—18:50. IS4S. lK7i> -bVoni N'a puleoii the Urea; to Napoleon the Lit tle." All desiring to review the former lecture will meet Prof. West at 7:15 in the office ot the Humboldt school. The first of a course of six lectures on elec tricity will l»« riven '-»y Hans W. Schmidt uext Thursday wvenimc, Dec. 13. "ThK CONSTITUTION." Mis* W«tol»*a !ieotu<« to the D.iiuliii-is of the ICevoliition. Miss Welch's historical lecture in the Barton ttf Mrs. K. M. Newoort. yester day nornwc was well worthy the, at tention of the Daughter* of the Ameri can Revolution mid their friends. Miss Welch lias a pleasing pres»:uce, a sincere, couvinciiuf voice, and a manner tree from the pretentious vesture of too many drawing room readers. Her Standing as a thorough student of Insto rv is admitted, while her originality of view ami expression excited as iniicii adii'iration yesterday as they have here tofore at the leading universities. Her theme was* "The Constitution." hhe picturesquely described the motives. actio«» and personality of the famous convention at Philadelphia, and her tribute to the indestructible merit oi tli« convention's product was worthy of all compliment. Even a larger attend ance is a*su red for the next lecture this morning at Airs. 1). A. Mdnfort's. Matinee !,»>«•> me on Food. The following from the Boston Trans cript of Oct. A will be read with inter est: "Mr. Elisha B. Worrell, who for years has been addressing lame audi ences in all the New England cities on food products hiul food adulteration, is to BO West for the winter. His success here has been honestly won by careful study, by exactness or statement, and by carrying into his work the always helpful influence of high personal char acter." Mr. Worrell speaks in the Peo ple's church Tuesday afternoon next at '3 o'clock. Every seat reserved for housekeepers, all of whom are cordially invited to be present. FIRE SET BY WATER. It \!\ CAUSED I 1.1 ( !ltl( WIRES TO BLAKE. Water does not usually kindle a fire, but the rain started one yesterday after noon on St. I'eter street, near the Grand opera house. The flames broke out at the top of a telegraph pole, which was set afin: by the electric wires. In wet vvt'iither. when the wires are dripping with water, the induction becomes so strong that they sometimes burn out. In tins case, after setting five to the pole, they dropped to the ground and sizzled away at a great rate. Police man Cowan sent word to fire headquar ters for a hook and ladder truck, and as soon as it arrived the fire men cut the wires at the top of the telegraph poie in front of the Grand Opera house, and so put an end to the electrical freaks. The lower portion of the pole is surrounded by a bill board frame. Officer Cowan stepped up to the bill board and pulled a piece of paper from it, as there seemed to be a lire inside. As lie did so he received a shock that nearly brought him to his knees, while a small boy, who after wards leaned his back against the board, stood transfixed and looked as if he were glued to it. When the fire men cut the wires ana broke the cur rent the boy was released,bandly scared but unburt. The sizzling and sputtering wires frightened two teams, one belonging to Cowan's Express company and the other a rag-picker* horse and cart. Both ran away, but wore caught before they did any damage. Holiday Novelties. Our assortment was never larger, our prices wore never lower. Brown, 111 East Third stret-t. MICHAUD FR.I3D ATX". 1-pound cans Brook Trout, tsyi CENTS. 1-pound cans HlueLmek Mackerel, 10 CENTS. l-ponndcana Piesh-Pwcked Lobster, every can colton-liued. 20 CENTS. Individual Sin Cans Finest Lobster, 18 GENTS. Individual Size Cans Finest Saltuou, 10 CENTS. t-pouud cans Good Pink 'itlmon. 10 CENTS. 1-pound can Cook's or Booth's Finest Salmon, Hat cans with key opener, 20 GENTS. Fine Imported Sardines, 9 CENTS PER TIN. 5-pound cans Genuine t>ousdd Mackerel, 25 GENTS. Scotch Kippered Barring in Tomato baoce, 25 GEM'S PER CAN. r Finest Boneless Sardines in Vjs, '4s, '2* and •1-pound Tins. Finest Smoked Kels. Finest Bets in .lelly. Finest Lobster iii Jelly. Finest Russian Caviare. Finest I'alc Sardines for Sandwiches li. & K. Deviled Lobster. Fiuest Smoked Finiuiii Haudie. 10 GENTS PER POUND. Fancy Large White Mackerel, 15 CENTS PER POUND. 3 Nice bmall Mackerel fi>r 10 CENTS. Bxtra Fancy Lnrgc White fat Bloater Mackerel, 20 CENTS PER POUND. Finest Norway Uecriuc 30 CENTS PER DOZEN. ■ Fancy Smoked \\ bite Fish. Sturgeon, Hali but and Bloaters. Extra Kicli Mild Cheese. 15 CENTS PER POUND. E.xtirt Fancy VenBO&l choose, 20 CENTS PER POUND. Fxlra I'sinpy L*ipj (^iicen ol.vi-s, 25 AND 30 CENTS PER QUART. Just received ;i shipment of the Finest Sweet and sour Midget Pickles. Sold in bulk, but equal to any bottled pickles on the market. /. »f. 5-lb. t'oxos Paney London Layerßaiaiß»f 01 75 CENTS. Extra Fancy White Heath Evaporated Penchus, 12] 2 CENTS PER POUND. Lxtia K:iik'v Liir-c Mu>ca;el Hai^iin, 3 POUNDS FOR 25 CENTS. MICHAUO BROS. LEADING GROCERS, Seventh and Wubasha. WEMOTT, &f^f\ 385-387 IjO© Jackson St. Headquarter* '.or GOODS. All ilit> Late Importation* in FINE CHINA- Bric=a=Brac. Tiio Celebrated. Libbey ! c/ Cut Glass Banquet and Piano ONYX TABI.KS, DINNER AND TEA Services MANTEL OBNAMENTS, SiLVECRWAKK, CUTLERY, ETC., At Less t li in WHOLESALE PRICES. MANY ARTICLES AT COST OR LESS, so Close Out RETAIL STOCK. Goods can be selected now and put aside for delivery about Christmns time, ou payment of one-fourth cost at time oi purchase. W bill) 11, Jg^y- pA 355-387 06 %J\J a Jackson St. ■ ■ . NOT A DULL ......LINE IN IT. SOME OF THIS WEEK'S FEATURES ARE: "Latest News From Europe." "General Booth." "Hindu Theosophy in St. Paul." "Glimpses of Japan." By Mrs. Dr. Chas. E. Smith. "In the St. Paul Library." — ByC. J. W. "Concerning All of Us." By MA HIE. "Gleanings From Oriental Writings." "Fenelon Reading Circle." "Merely An Episode." (A Composite Story.) "A Layman's View of Catholic Inde pendence." . "Knowledge vs. Wit." Besides al! the real news at home and abroad. For Sale by Ail Newsdealers Inn Get It at the Globe Counting Room. ~^&i2av&*4&i*it ****** Give Us Your Orders for Excelsior Bottle Beer! TELEPHONE 135-2. h I RIPANS TABOLES t # % Carry a vial in $ I your rest pocket and £ i your ///e is insured * % your life is insured £ $ against the tortures $ £ of Dyspepsia and all I I kindred ailments. | One gives relief. $ 3r AN INTEREST IN A GENUINE GOLD MINE TEMPORARILY FOR SALE. We unhesitatingly invite tborongh investigation through capable roe feelinit positively assured of the justification of our opinions acquired h enormous expenditures of money. Jf rich ore bodies, dow supposed to exist, are encountered as anticipated, atl shares will be immediately withdrawn, without notice, from the market. The Victor Company's various properties are designated as follows: The Victor Consolidated, the Victon Consolidated No. 2,the Calhouu, Calhoun No. 2 and Cainoun No. 4. The two Victors are located in the south slope of Squaw mountain, in tiie immediate locality of many of the greatest mid richest regular producers in the district. In addition to this the Company havu obtained with great difficulty long-time working leases on adjoining prope thereby advancing the possibilities ot our organization practically to an unlimited extent. \\ inie the present value of our properties might be considered by the uninformed partially speculative.tew, however familiar with this especial locality or reliable mining enterprises of this class, would not hesitate to consider it other than a conservative and safe mining investment of the holiest uriier. \\V are assured that subsequent developments will demonstrate this. Situated directly in the midst of the phenomenal Cripple Creek gold which are regularly producing more gold than any other ea in p known. Ihe m.'st tlattt'rir.tc and auvantasjeous mi nine investment propositions ever submitted foe Hie eonsideratioo of an intelligent capitalist. The Directors of the Victor Consolidated Gold Mining Co., Of Cripple Creek, Denver and Colorado Springs, State of Colorado, have divMsnt to temporarily offer on« hundred thousand shares ol full paid and nou-assess treasury slock at the ridiculously low figure ot ton cents per share, proceeds to be exclusively utilized in completing extensive systematic development in va localities of the Company's rich territory, consisting of nearly thirt) acres of extraordinarily valuable mineral-bearing lands, bounded and' surrounded by, adjoining and intersecting the RiGHEST mm GGLO VEINS IN EXISTENCE. THE VICTOR CONSOLIDATED GOLD MINING COMPANY Is incorporated under the laws of the State of Colorado for 2.000,000 shares a $1.00 each, fully paid and forever non-assessable, one-fourth remaining in the treasury, positively carrying no individual liability. All dividends, if any, de clared on all stock, every share guaranteed equal. The management reserves the right to withdraw all offerings or advance stock without "notice. Cash must accompany all orders, 50 per cent only required on blocks of 10,000, balance in .' I days at 6 per cent. The officers of this company respectfully refer to all leading experts familiar with Cripple Creek mines. This is practically a ground lloor opportunity of unprecedented promise to acquire an interest in a gold mine, mid such a favorable chance should be carefully investigated before arriving «l a definite decision. The same consideration given smalt investors as larger 01 No further annoyance to be apprehended on account of recent labor troubles, as absolute quiet prevails throughout the entire state. $ 10.00 buys 700 shares. $ 50.00 buys 500 shares. 100.00 buys 1,000 shares. 500.00 buys 5,000 shares. These properties are nut connected in any way with the Victor » in i JBu Hill, nor is our name taken from it. Tilt; Officers and Director" are: Tuos. L. Darby, Mining Engineer, Cripple Creek, Colo. F. (i. Lowe. Capitalist. Boston, Mass.. \\ m. d.i.iti.i:, Capitalist, Denver, Colo. A. H. VYkbkk. Aluminum Manufacturer, Denver, Colo. F. It. I*KT'ri.\«;i\U.,Yice Pits. Colo. Mining Stock Exchange. Denver. AH correspondence, inquiries or orders should be addressed to A. H. Wi i-.i-ii. Equitable Building. Denver, Colo., or FRANK H. PETTINGELL, Official Broker and Secretary, II First National Bank Building; Colorado Springy Colorado, U. S. A. Member of the Colorado Sprinted Mining Stuck Exchange. lVrsonn! references: First National ai d El Paso County Banks, Colorado Springs; Dun's McrearntHfl Agency, Denver, Colo. Cable Address, ••Cripple." P." O. Drawer 27. Telephone 223. Do nut under any circumstances omit to mention this paper.