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SAINT PAUL. IiOCAL TIPS. A teachers? examination wiil be held Jan. S and 4 at tha manual training buiidiaa* Dr. Smith's Greek philosophy class will nu-s-t at S o'clock lOOlght at the I'arlsh house. John Coughlin was examined by Pro bate Judge Otivir ye.sttiday for insan ity, and oiderecl committed to the in sane asylum at Kochester. il'.s insanity was snperiuduced by drink. The ihterui ban cur service after U b*cl«>ck at uizht is increased from twenty minutes bet w .'en cars to twelve minutes. The chaiiire was made uecessarv by the great increase of travel due to the ap pruaeMng holidays. hlcken thieves stole three dozen speetßteu<i oi poultry Wednesday night from the premises of .Mrs. A. MeAuley, 7ST olive street. Tiie thieves decupitHt ed the lii.is lefore leaving, aud the yard was strewn with their heads. K. Hegg and A. Dalil were caught at 2:15 yesterday morning in tiie slcepin* room of ,i liarn at Merriam Pane, in the company ot two Be«eawei'-jrear«o4d unit, uamed "Annie Breidei and Jennie Johnson. The families of both are re spectable. One of the iritis was sent to the House ot the Good Shepherd, the o;l:ti as di>charjred. ami ttw yOQBg m«n were lined fls each. llerant M. Kiretchjian. of Constanti nople, who bgured ai the parltmvnt of niigicns, ami is now secretary of t!ie PliiT-Anuenic Association oi the .North west, will tiiw ati address Tat the Park Congregational i-nurch. MackuWn street and Holly avenue, next Sunday even- Ing, on the Armenian church aud peo ple, telliug ot th«!r hislury and life in Turkey.and will speak of the important facts couuectud witli tiie massacres in Arineuia. (Vl'ilUL KGHOE& Ihe arningH for the stat" irrain com A>i>^ioi; ioi November auiuuuted to The l.inwood Gun club, of Minueapo* its. has !i,.-i articles or hicorporalioo with tue secretary of state. The Minisesota institute fortlefectivea yesterday tiled current expense lists with the suite auditor, amounting to $BSS. Articles nf incorporation of the Price Bros. Printing company, of Minneapo lis; with h capital stock of $25,000, were filed yesterday wiui the secretary of stale. CAUGHT AT THE liOLDEX RUi.E Woman Charged With Stealir.K -Nabboil by Si»l»inger'a Detectives. A well-dressed young: woman was ar rested in Hie Golden Rule store yester day afternoon^ charged with stealing a ■ hat from Chariea A. Lang's millinery establishment ai 04 East Seventh street. Mi. Lang says that she stole the hat, which is valued at fl2, about four weeks ago. lie saw her passing by Ins place yesterday and shadowed her to the (loldeu Rule. As soon as she entered the store, Mr. Lang in formed .\Jr. Elsingtr of the matter, and the latter at oiice notified oue of his private detectives. The woman was watched lor a few moments, during which lime ncr actions were suspicious. The detective finally arrested the woman, and she was mined over 10 Detective A'cUuijcgan. who lodged her In the central police station. GENERAL OVERHAULING Of the System of Disposing of State ijands. The pine land investigating committee put in soinu busy hours last night in the preparation of its final report, but at the hour of midnight had not finished its work. -if? ~- Members of the committee state that the report will make recommendations for a general overhauling of the present system of disposing of state laiuis and susrEest other changes in the land de partment. YERXA CIIRISTIfIAS GOODS AT FLOOD 'i'lDli S*J2SCKS at i;bb. Sn Cents Per pound for new Leghorn Citron. 3H Cents Per pound for fresh Oyster Crackers. They are wade on the premises. ;md will be turned out to you fresh from our own ovens. 7 Cents Per pound hw tfood Mixed Candies: lrom this price up we can supply any kind of confectionery you may desire, at a good-sized savinit in price. 29 Pounds of Turkish Prunes for one dol lar. 9 Cents Per pound for good Cider Mince Meat. 8 Cents For one-pound packages- of Cleaned Currants. 12 Pounds Sweet Potatoes for twenty-rive cents. 9 Cents Per box of < lirfetmu Tree Candles, !24, 36 or 48 Caiidiet iv each box, according to size of Candies. 10 to 12 Cents For best cuts of Sirloin .Steaks. 55 Cents Per bushel tor best Potatoes. 17 Cents Per pound for a nice lot ot tresh Dairy Batter, just received. A lanre assortment of live Cheeses any kind. 19 Cents Per dozen for fresh Eicgs. 12 Cents Per pound tor new Lemon or Orange Peel. ° 3 Cents Per potttu! for good Cook ins Raisins. 5 Cents Per pound for choice two-crowu Mus catel Raisius. 7 Cents Per pound for fancy three-crown Mus catel Raisins. Jn^ SS!per rS maSblend S^M? FISH. '• * . Fresh Water Herring, per lb.. . j c Ficmi White Fish, perlb |5 Fresh Trout, perlb.... ' cS Frefh Whole Salmon, perib u>o Iresii Suimon Steak, per 13e CIGARS. Our (. hnstmas (igiirsare in sizes raneintf from Pertectoa to Opens. They are pit 5£ liiaeaiieiaboiate. if you like) presentS boxes of twe-nty-rive Cigars, that have been maiißfactnredinourown lactory by pains taking workmen, and are composed of the very choicest tobaccos that ourown or any booy s njoney can buy ' • .v- NotWJta'"?i" B thelr very high quality, . •hey wii! be sold at prices considerably lower ; tSari Jt SB possible to obtain cigars of equal gmae elsewhere. * : illall «rtlor» vrtll be filled at nrlcea • porrenl wlion order arrives. Yerxa Bros. & Co. JtoMday Providers, Seventh and Cedar. THREE TICKLED MEN. Robert Seeger, Assemblyman Johnson and President Copeland. SEEGER GETS THE CONTRACT. Johnson Gets an Opportunity to Read His Garbage Report. COPELAND DOES PARTY WORK Ordinance Passed Increasing 1 the White Bear Electric Service. Assemblyman Johnson. Robert See- Rer and l'resiuen' Cypeland, of the as sembly, all three experienced varying degrrces of satisfaction last iiiielit. Mr. Johusou was glad because h«j enjoyed reading the garbage committee's roast on Messrs. Lewis, Arositt, Keardon and Parker, llo'jert Seeger was tickled prett) uearfy to deatli because he dually secuud the gasoline lighting contract, and President Copeland was pleased because he had an opportunity to create a partisan committee on leeis lation, consisting of four Republicans and one ioue Democrat. The jrasolinelighUng contract came up first The board of aldermen voted over a week ago to award the contract to JSeeger, and the next evei.in*: the resolution was iost in tue assembly, as it failed to secure tin; necessary two thirds vote, owing to the absence of Asseniblv.iien Johnson and Arosiu. Last evening Mr. Johnson was present, oml when the roll call came he voted "Aye,"' which gave Mr. Seeger his six votes. .Messrs. Robb and Reardon voted no. Before the question wa< put Mr. Kobb made a few remarks, lie began by staling that he had Intended to offer a resolution—presumably one awarding the contract to the Acme Vapor Stove company—but he wa.i convinced that it was no longer possible to defeat Seeffer. It was evident that Mr. Kobb had in mina the unexpected failure of the board of aldermen to support him in opposing Seeger, against whom several of the aldermen had gone on record in committee meetings. In conclusion, therefore, Mr. Kobb OilVred Tw<» Amendment* to the resolution awarding Urn contract to Seeirer. One or these amendments provided that the successful coutractor siiould deposit with the city, within twenty four hours after the mayor's signature to the contract, a sample of the burner he intends to use in fur nishing the gasoline lights, and the other amendment provided ihat in case the city should remove a burner for the purpose of testing its candle power, the burner removed should be 'presumed to have been iv use from the beginning of the year unless a written notice of a substitution of burners shall have been previously riled in the city clerk's otiiee. both of these amend ments were lost by a vote of 5 to 3, not because they were deemed unnecessary, but because of the delay that would be incurred id waiting two weeks longer for the concurrence of the board of aldermen. - v The vote on the resolution to award the contract to Seeger was then taken with the result before stated. But it is undeistood that Mr. Kobb will, in the near future, introduce a measure that will insure to the city a strict adherence to his contract on the part ot Mr. Seeger. As chairman of the committee on gas, Mr. Robb is determined that every one of Mr. Seeger's 3,300 burners shall fur nish a 10-candle power light. Air. Johnson then had his inning. As he rose with the typewritten report ot the .garbage commutes in bis hands, a copy of which appears elsewhere In tiiis issue, Mr. Lewis facetiously remarked: Johnson Granted the Floor. "I move Mr. Johnson be granted the floor." "Don't worry yourself," retorted Mr. Johnson. "I've got the floor, and Fin going to hold it." Then the chairman ot the garbage committee sailed in. lie read that re port with the keenest reiish, and every body listened to it witli equal attention. When he reached that portion of it in which the committee declared that if the unofficial junketers were correct in pronouncing the Dixon garbage cre matory at Ehvood, Ind., inca pable of consuming night soil sat isfactorily, then the chairman and other members of the committee were either knaves and fools, there was a loud laueh. The report was cleverly pre pared, and substantiated by letters from the mayors of Elwood, Ind.; Findlay, 0., and HcKeespert, Pa., indorsing the Dixon crematory as a success. But the satire on Messrs. Parker, Arosin, Lewis and Keardon left an openintr for a re ply, of which Messrs. Parker and Lewis weru quick to take advantage. Said Mr. Parker, witli much dignity: "I have listened with pleasure to this report, and have admired its verbiage. I wish to say. however, that the report that we presented on our return from the inspection tour was a purely in formal, not a formal document. We went on that tour as private citizens, uaid our own expenses, and submitted our report merely as an expression of our best opinion. Simply because we happened to disagree witii Mr. Johnson and his confreres on the garbage com mittee, we do nor, therefore, regard them as knaves and fools. We should not, 1 maintain, be criticised for ex pressing our honest opinion." Hr. Julmwon Hastened to explain his attitude. "I do not know," he said, "what these gentlemen did, or the conclusion* they arrived at. What 1 objected to was their manner of doing things. When they returned they maintained secrecy about this matter, and then sougiit to submit the report in open meeting, whereas they were not authorized to obtain or make any re port. Think of the position it placed me in. I had been to Elwood, md., and reported that the crematory was a suc cess. Yet when these gentlemen re turned they didn't come to see me. Now, I claim the letter from the mayor of Elwood, as well as those from the other places which I have just lead, show that 1 was right." Mr. Lewis replied by observing that his opiuion of the unsatisfactory char acter of crematories had not changed a particle, and that the report expressed his views as he saw the cremator; at Elwood. Me maintained that it did not place Mr. Johnson in disrepute because his 'Johnson's; opinion differed from his own. This ended the discussion, and the as sembly proceeded with its routine business. It passed an ordinance In creasing the service on the St. Paul & White Hear electric line from one hour betweeu cars, uo cars at all after 7p. TIIESAINT PAUL E4JLY GLOBE: FPJDA'Y MORNING. DECEMBER ?1, ISM m., to half an hour from 6a. m. to 12 o'clock at night. After referrm* Comptroller " Mc- Cardy's uhs light resolution to the com millttw on uas, unu ihe r«solution setting aside $25,000 from the general fond with which to pay the city's share of assess ments to the committee on ways and means, it was moved that President Uopcland appoint fiv» members, includ ing himself, to act as a committee on legislation. Th« motion pre vailed, and Mr. Copeland there upon appoiuted besides himself Messrs. Johnson, Lewis, Reardon and Parker as the committee. To the credit of Mr. Johnson it should be said that he observed that Mr. Parker was the only Democrat on the list, and he asked Mr. Copeland to substitute Mr. Kobb or some other Democrat, but the Repub lican president, never noticed the re quest at first, and after adjournment, when again approached by Mr. John son he declined to make the desired change. ■";-' Seen the *yinphonion? The new style Music Box. Plays any number of tuues. An elegant Christ nirts present. All sizes and prices. Ask to see them <U VV. J. Dyer & Bro.'s. 21 and 2o West Fifth. Upon eveuinga. TALK OF REFORMERS. WOILD KIDKI: CITY (iOVKtCN- SON'S' KXPENSiiS, Hoy. Morgan Says the Legislators Dare Not I.educe Otiiclal Salaries. The Municipal League of St. Paul held a meeting at the Chamber of Com merea last night, this being the first meeting since the campaign of last spring. C. W. liackett presided, and there were a number of earnest speeches made. It seems that in the spring campaign quite a number of per sons gained admission to the league tor purposes quite foreign to the objects of the learve as set forth in its constitu tion and by-laws. Not to put too fine a point on it.it is generally understood that a number of smooth political graft ers got iv o'i the ground th)or, and to a certain extent polluted the stream of purity which this earnest body of re formers ha»i set runniavt The object at present 19 to reorgan ize the league on proper lines and bring it to bear upon the political or ganizations when they come to name candidates for office. Ferdinand Wiliius thought the ex penses of the city government were too high, and made some comparisons with other cities. C. M. Moore said the tax levy of St. Paul was within SIOO.OLK) as much as the combined lax levy of Kansas City ana Omaha. J. flam Davidson made a strong plea for retrenchment, and hey. David Morgan submitted a hot proposition to the effect that the recently elected elec tors dared not legislate for a reduction of salaries for fear of the officeholders. C. W. Hackett thought ait the city and county officers were overpaid ex cept the aldermeu. 11. A. Campbell, John I). Ludden and others made ad dresses. A motion was carried to appoint a committee of conference witii the Commercial crib with a view to se curing the co-operation of that body, and hii adjournment was taken to Jan. 8 at 8 p. m. The Boston will keep opeu evenings until after Xtuas. WORDS FOR SCANDIA. HON. W. \\. THOMAS ROYALLY RECEIVED. He Was Introduced by Gov. Mel son— iiis Lecture a Ituro Treat. "Honest and industrious, hospitable, polite and brave, Godfearing and vir tuous." Such is the Swedish nation de clared last evening by Hon. W. W. Thomas, fx-minlster to King Oscar's court. Mr. Thomas' lecture, at Ford's hall, was well attended. Many Swedes were among the audience and evinced much gratification. A graceful speech from Gen. C. C. Andrews, also an ex miir.ster to the Scandinavian peninsula, was the preliminary feature. Miss Augusta Wicklund sang one of her beautiful native songs, and Gov. Nelson introduced the lecturer briefly, referring to the latter's er«at success in establishing in Maine, his native state, by the co-operation of the lion. Parker P. Burleigh, what is now a flourishing Swedish colony. Mr. Thomas' ten years' diplomatic and consular experience has enabled him to compose several esteemed works upon the lands of the midnight sun, and to condense much that is eloquently interesting in his lecture on "Sweden au<l the Swedes." Of the land itself due prominence was given to the facts that country has so vast a lumber in dustry, and none possesses so inexhaust ible a store of so high grade iron, ft or has any other country so complete a sysiem of railroads in proportion to its population. Its educating system is the just Dride of Sweden. The. universities of Upsala and LejdPn are the equal of Oxford or of Heidelberg. Not one adult in 100 but can read his Bible and write an excellent hand. Recently, Indeed, at Uockford, 111., 800 Swedes were, nat uralized, and none made his "mark." Most glorious is Sweden's military history. '■Considering its numbers," ex cloimed the ex-minister, '-what nation has conducted so many campaigns, fought so many battles, won so many victories?" The dazzling career of Gustavus Adolphus and of Charles XII. received appreciative notice, and many delightful, though quaint, customs were touched upon. Such a compliment was paid to natural, far-Northern beauty that every pretty woman in the hail looked anxious to be taken for a com patriot of Nilsson. The midnight sun was not forgotten. A pleasing addition to the intellectual treat was the presence on the stage of the following young ladies iv the artist ically quaint eostutiies of the Swedish provinces: Miasws Sandell, Teresa and Agnes Erickson, Caroline Hoby. Sadie Kirkson (iv bridal array). Anna Roth lund, Nettie Peter Sou and Augusta Wicklund. With them were seated Gov. Nelson, Mayor Smith, Gen. An drews, Hon. Herman Stockenstrom, as sistant secretary of state; Soren Lisioe, the Norwegian cdi.or, and Revs. W. H. Zuberand J. A. Frost. At the close of the lecture, a response to an encore was demanded in vain from Miss Wicklund, who sang this time in English. Her uoic« is sweet, powerful and sympathetic. Then Prof. Dalen led the Apollo society in au admirable rendering of a final song iv Swedish. Mr. Thomas is a large man with a distinguished appearance and diplo matic beard. His perfect knowledge or the Swedish language was recognized with applause. QUEER PKOPLK BOUND. We can now furnish any part that may be missing in your "Brownie" sa ries. Complete your book and have It bound. See binding offer iv Urge ad verliaeraeak THE CREMATORY ROW Joint Garbage Committee, in Spite of Tim Reardon's Presence, sa i i|j REPORT FOR CREMATORIES. Parker, Reardon et Al. Ara r Roasted for Their Recent S Adverse Report. ] , I FAVORABLE LETTERS SHOWN Chairman Johnson Formu lates a Long Report for - the Assembly, The joint committee oa garbage met yesterday afternoon, and. after agree ing upon a few chances to be made in the specifications for bids for the gar bage contract to i»e let for 1895. weut into executive session for the purpose of considering the unfavorable report with reference to crematories,submitted by Assemblymen Parker. Arosin, Lewis ajid liuardon, who have recently re turned trom a tour of inspection^ lv aiiswer to the criticisms of those gentlemen upon crematories in general, and the Dixon crematory in particular, which they declared did not prop erly destroy uight soil. Chairman Johnson had pivpared a lengthy document scoring the four assembly men for their action, and asserting that members of the garbage committee had seen the Dixon crematory in operation and had vouched for its ability to do the work called for. The report far ther stated that if the findings of Messrs. Parker, Arosin, Lewis and Keardou were all correct, then the chairman (Johnson) and other mem. hers of -the garbage committee, who made an official investigation of the Dixou crematory, must be either Knaves or Fool*. In support of the declaration of these officials, inspectors that the Dixon crematory was a success In every re spect. Chairman Johnson read letters from the mayors of Ellwood, Ind., Find lay, 0., and McKeesport, Pa., stating that the cieamatoiics in those cities had been found entirely satisfactory, odorless and devoid of all objectionable features. Every member of the committee pres ent voted to adopt the report save Mr. Keardon, who was the oniy member of the committee who went on the Jast junket trip. Aid. Murphy was absent. Those voting aye were Chairman John son, Assembly man Kobb, Aid. Mil ham and Aid. Wolf. At tiie open session the committee de cided to make the following changes in thi! specification for the disposal of garbage: •' First—The contraotor will not be com pelled to collect the decayed fruit and vegetable matter accumulated at com mission houses. Second, that after the garbage is first loaded on to a vehicle it' 7 shall not be unloaded or transferred to any other vehicle until it has tirst bt»eu hauled outside the city limits. Third, the committee agreed to introduce an ordinance that all owners of dead ani mals shall see to it that they place them in an accessible place lor ttie garbage collector. This is intended to cover such an emergency as the destruction ot a barn by lire, causing the death ot horses and other animals in the baru. Every Christinas Gift i rou get at The Boston is the newest and dressiest tiling ot its kind worn this season. Prices lower than tho same quality of merchandise can'be bought lor else where. CENSURING RKPORT. Those Making the Adverse Cre- matory Report Are Scored. The following is the report of the joint garbage committee censuring the four assemblymen for finding fault with crematories, and reporting after a tour of inspection that they did not regard crematories a success: To the Honorable Assembly of the City of St. Paul—Gentlemen: The special joint committee on garbage, to whom was referred the communication of certain members of this body wiio had inspected crematories, and in said communication submitted their view, would respectfully report that we have given the'communication careful con sideration, and in view of all that it cou tains are somewhat surprised at the manner in which it was proposed to have presented the same. Their coun sel and opinions, based upon any infor mation they might have been abie to obtain, would have been most welcome to this committee in aiding us to come to an intelligent and honest determina tion of this question, but individually they positively refused to enlighten us as to what they iiad seen or the conclu sions they Imd arrived :it before spring ing the formal document that commit ted them to a certain course. It seems to your committee that it would have been better, as well as courteous, to have confened with us, to have com pared notes.aml seen, if possible, where in vye had arrived a conclusion so at variance with their views. Id order that this may be fully under stood, and in justice to this committee, we ask your indulgence tor a few mo ments to make a brief review of the sit uation. At the Brat meeting of this committee the question was submitted as to wiiat kind of a recommendation we would maUe with reference to the disposition of garbage, the members be ing generally of the opinion that crema tion was preferable if it were demon strated that it could be successfully and satisfactorily accomplished. An adjournment was had for two weeks, and in the meantime the chair man of the committee, W. R. Johnson, together with Aid. Kartak, visited the city of Eliwood, and inspected the Dixon crematory in operation there. At the next meeting of the committee the chairmau reported as to what he had seen,and thoroughly indorsed the Dixon as capable of destroying, without any offensive odors and.in a perfectly satis factory manner, all kinds of gurbage, dead animals and refuse matter, in cluding night soil, which statement was indorsed oy Aid. Kartak. As there seemed to be some doubts about the thorough efficiency of this crematory,E. H. Milhain was sent as a special committee to inspect the "Dixon" in use at the city of Atlanta, (Ja., and on his return h« also corroborated the statements of the chairman, and re ported that the Dixon crematory would do all that had been claimed,"and in this lie in turn was corroborated by Mr. Manning and Mr. Preston, two of the present garbage contractors who are in terested in the problem and went along at their own expense. Acting upoa these reports, lue committee unani mously recommended the disposition of the Pity's garbage by this means, and presented carefully drawn specification! providing for the gathering and disposi tion by means of cremation in a satis factory crematory, the specifications be ing inns worded in order not to shut out any crematory other than the Dixon tiiat might prove satisfactory. About this time Messrs. lleardou, Parker, Lewis and A rosin arranged to visit several cities at their own expense and investigate on their own account cieumluiius in operation la destroying garbage, night soil. etc. All of the mem bers of this committee were glad to have them do so. fully belioving that they would be better satisfied after a person al examination. Upon the return of these gentlemen, the members of tlie garbage committee were naturally anx ious to learn their views and profit by any knowledge tiiey might have gained of which we j wore ignorant, but imagine our surprise when" we learned that they had entered Into a sojero'n agreement with one another not li di vulge to nny one their opinions until the same was presented to the council in a carefully prepared report or com munication. Why these gentlemen should deem it better to take this course, especially when they were uot clothed with any official authority, does not appeal very clear to your commit tee, any u>ore than it does why they should iid themselves to stand to gether in voting n-rainst any crematory as w« ara informed tiny did. As appears upon th« records, this coinmuuicutiou was referred tothu com mittee on garbage without reading, al though copies weie given to the press. Tnls communication sets forth the fact that tho above-Lamed members, whose names ate attached, had visited several cities wheie crematories were in oper ation, and gave their views on the wh le matter of cremation in general, and certain crematories in particular, in a very extensive and learned man ner indeed, especially when we con sider that they had only about lour days to siudy a matter that intelligent men before them have failed to solve so sat isfactorily in years. That which inter ests your committee more particularly is so much of the communication as re lates to the Dixon crematory located at Ellwood, lnd., that being the particular one which the chairman of this commit tee visited and submitted a favorable report as to its efficiency in the com plete and satisfactory cremation of all Kinds of garbage, dead animals and uight-soil. We quote trom their report on this eiematory and- their liual con clusions: [See Exhibit A.] Then follows that portion of the report crit icising the Dixon crematory. . With the first and third of those con clusions your committee has no partic ular controversy; with the first we fully concur, and as to Die third it is simply a matter of opiniou, and these geuilemen may be more nearly correct than your committee; but if their sec ond conclusion, based upon an exam ination of the Dixon crematory at Eil wood, as well as otiiers. is correct, then the chairman and other members of this coinmiUne, who made the um'cial inves tigation and submitted official reports must be either knaves or fools. In ordar to ascertain the exact truth in the matter as far as possible, the fol lowing communication was addressed to the mayors of the cities of Ellwood, Ind.; Fnidlay.O.: McKecsport, Pa.. ana Atkuita.Ua. [See Exhibit li.J To these communications the following answers were received: [.See Exhibits €, L) and E. i Then follows the correspondence between the mayors and Mr. Johnson. From these communic:ilions, emanat ing from men tiigti iv official position in cities where the crematories mentioned are in usr, most thoroughly corroborat ing the report of the chairman of this Committee, as well as the report of Aid. Hilhatu, who was officially designated to examine the one in operation in At lant.!, Ga., we cannot but feel that ihe four wise men who went off on a juuket ing tour must n«»ve fallen under most seductive influences thac stole away their good judgment. Kvory Christusas Gift jY.'m tret at The Jiostou is the newest and dressiest thine of its kind worn this season. Trices lower than the same quality of merchandise can be bought tor elsewhere. NEW CONTRACT BEGUN. €ITTir 12 A Kit* LIKE3TUD AND 5 v HKATBB S»Y UVISMISVMf. McCardy Will Probnbly Re 3Tan tl;. limsod for Pay ments. The St. Paul («as Light company en tered upon its contract to heat and light the court house and city hall yesterday under a contract with the joint city hall and court house committee. The con tract was made near the close of the Wright administration, and provides a saving of over $4,000 per year. Comp troller McCardy refused to countersign the contract, making at first a technical objection, in which he asserted that the contract should be made with the mayor and members of the committee person ally, and not with them on behalf of the county and city. When it was pro posed to remedy that objection he urged other reasons. Tho county attorney and the corporation attorney each gave opinions to the effect that the contract could be enforced by the joint committee. The conference committee was also tin intercessor with the comp troller, but all of them could not per suade ''The McCanly" to approve the contract. The joint committee then proceeded to notify the gaslight com pany that they were disposed to hold it to the contrast. The company then agreed to take the risk. The electric wires we-re put in shape to be connected with the gaslight company plant, and a tunnel was constructed across Fourth street by the company, preparatory to furnishing heat and tight. The com pany began to provide liglit a'ld heat yesterday, and now the courts will likely be appealed to for the purpose of issuing a mandamus to compel the comptroller to pay installments under the contract when due. bniokiTiji Jackets at Half-Priee. A small line left over from last year that we are closing out at half-price. The Boston. Battalion Drill. Com Dailies D and E. of the First regi nieat, M. N. G.. participated in a battal k>n drill at the Sixth street armory last evening, under command of Muj. \V. \V. Price. Three companies were formed from the two companies, and maneu vered as a three-company battalion. The officers and men displayed no.small amount of knowledge in the school of the battalion, and could the companies assemble oftener in battalion drill it would be for the good of the service. Company I) will give another informal hop next Thursday evening. /it Printer's. Our novelties are a prize in value and a surprise in price. 410 Wabaslu. Hop at Labor Hull. Theco-oper&tivo hall board will give a musical and literary entertainment and social hop at Labor hall this even ing. Tho following programme will be rendered: Piano solo. Prof Franz Stoll werk; soprano solo, Miss Birdie Steiger; recitation, Alex Jacques; zither trio, Mr. Wolf, son and daughter; bass solo, M. L. Mclntire; selection, Twin City Mandolin club; vocal duet, Messrs. Smith and lay lor; reading, selected. Miss Margaret Lennoii; Irish jig and hornpipe dance, William McArthui and son; vocal quartette. Imperial Quar tette; comic song, Ales Jacques.| The gift to your wile, your child or your trusted servant of a book from our State Savings Bank. Germaum Life l.lilg, 4th and Minn. Sts.. with a deposit of *1 or upwards, may some day stand between them and want. $5.75 Koutxl Trip. St. Paul and Minneapolis to Duluth and West Superior, via Eastern Minne sota Uaihvay; Dec. 22d tu!Jst!], Dec. 31st and Jail. Ist. Good to return on or be fore Jan. -d. .-' ■ •■. \V. J. Dutch. G. P. & T. A., 19U East TUird Street, 51, l J«uk FIELD,MAHLER & CO. PLEASE NOTICE. Our store will be open until 9:30 tonight and to morrow. NEW UMBRELLAS. 500 newest Umbrellas came yesterday. They are made up with newest han dles, with silver and gold caps and bands, steel rods, and covered with best Taf feta and Twilled Silks. ■ Two specials: Twilled Silk Umbrellas, fancy natural wood sticks with sterling silver clasps for engraving-, $2.50 each. Men's Umbrellas and Canes to match, both with sterling- silver caps, $4.50 a set. THE BEST KID GLOVES. "Jouvin" Kid Gloves are the best in the world, with out any exception-. Our statement of this fact is suf ficient. If we had ever sold pewter Spoons with a ster ling silver stamp on them we wouldn't ask you to take our word for it. Our record for 40 years is proof of any statement we may make. We repeat: "Jouvin" Kid Gloves are the best in the world. Best every way you look at them. And they cost no more than most poorer kinds. Genuine "Jouvin" Kid Gloves, Glace and Suede, $1.50, $1.75, $1.85,5'2.G0 and $2.25. A handsome Glove Box free with every purchase of three pairs or more. NEW HANDKERCHIEFS. By express yesterday, 400 dozen Initial Handkerchiefs, at 75 Cants Per Haif-Dezen. Every thread pure Linen; initials embroidered by hand. While some storekeepers are complaining that they have more Initial Handker chiefs than they can sell, our trouble is to get enough of them. That's because our styles are so much better and prices lower than any others in town. Large new lots have come lately. Two tables full of the best Handkerchiefs in the North west. The first lot consists of very fine Pure Irish Linen Handkerchiefs, hemstitched or with scalloped edges, em broidered entirely by hand, at 25 Cents each, or $1.50 per box containing a half-dozen. The same kinds sell in most stores for 50 cents, just double our price. The other table is piled high with very fine Sheer Irish Linen Handkerchiefs with scalloped edges, with daintiest hand embroidery, at 50 Cents each, or 53.00 a box con taining a half-dozen. No such qualities can be found elsewhere in the Northwest. The variety of styles and patterns is simply wonder ful. DRESS GOODS BARGAINS Our money losing- Clear ing Sale is cleaning out a thousand All-Wool Dress Lengths a clay. Fresh lots will be on sale today. Prices are the lowest you ever saw. Don't think of buying Wool Dress Goods until you see these. New Black Storm Senses, 44 inches wide, the best we ever sold at 50 Cents. All-Wool Black Henri ettas, fuil 46 inches wide, our best &$* qualities, for 65 cents. Less than a dozen pieces left English Cravenettes. ab solutely waterproof, navy and black; our regular #2.00 FIELD, MAHLER & CO CONTINUED. and $2.25 qualities for $1.45 a yard; full 60 inches wide. All of these are world beaters. BILK SPECIAL. Just opened, 30 pieces new Taffetas, for evening wear, in Persian Effects and Dresden designs, advance styles for 1595; on special sale at $1.18 a yard. Regular price will be $1.50. They're suitable alike tor waists and full cos tumes. LINEN EOOM. 72 Damask Table Sets, from the very best maker in Scotland. Cloths are 2x2^ yards; 1 dozen 5/ H Napkins to match. Price, $5.00 for the set. 84 pairs genuine Irish Point Lace Curtains, 3^ yards lon^, 48 inches wide, at the special price of $3.00 a pair. See the new Gingham and Pete ale Dress Patterns in the Domestic Room. They are put up specially ior Christmas Gifts. Ail '95 styles. FOR MEN. A To fancy prices here. Men's Neckwear in the most fashionable shapes, patterns and colorings, in cluding many exclusive styles, 50c, 75c and $1.00. French Web Suspenders, white, drab, slate and black, with siik ends and fancy buckles, 75 Cents. Tan Fleeced Mocha Mit tens, $1.00 a pair; formerly $1.50- Heavy Black Siik Gloves, wool-fleeced, 50 Cents; for merly 75 cents. Silk Mufflers, plain or polka dots, regular $1.2; quality, for $1.00. A manufacturer's stock of Fancy Satine Night Shirts at $1.00. each. If bouqrht in the Fee ular way prices would be $1.50 and $2.00. PLEASE NOTICE. Our store will be open Friday, Saturday and Mon day evenings. f!uili? sfidiliUi 6k by B tfs^! S S fF*& ■WB fi*\ f^% BBGSBR !M!i 'I i' 7 j X j 'Ik I s ! * I liIJSIJSIia iWA Snap-Shot Camera. .JgJ It looks like a Watch and can bo carried iv the vesi noeket. C£Z<TD P^r^i BY MAIL OK SALK BY Northwestern Hardware Go. DKALBRS IN" Kodaks, Cameras and Photo- graphic Supplies. ST. F^XJIL,, 3v^I3STN. €*>>■! »!,■»■ Free. ®Sb *w Give Us Your Orders for Excelsior Bottle Beer! TELEPHONE 935-2. A Beautiful Gift. Indorsed by all oi st. Paaiii beat mnsl •WHB. t*peci«] irnv piices for ihe huii days. AUo the popular SCHILLER PIANOS at reduced price*. Second-hand p rf«hl«: one Steiuwny. $!«;.; Knale. $17:>; an uliik.si new Fischer Upriyiu Piano, bAiMsome Aiahogauy case, oiilv $■».:•, am/ others. S. W. RAUDEKOSISH & Co, 430 Wabasha Street. t GOODYEAR RUBBER ■ COM'Y LAitbEsr -wE-L FOR STOCK. ' wry OLD AND YOUNG USEFUL PRESENTS. OVERSHOES, CARPET SWEEPERS, HOT WATER BAGS, MACKINTOSHES, DOOR MATS, BATH MATS, BRUSHZS, MIRRORS, RATTLES, COMBS, ■ 1 DOLLS, LOWKyr BALLS, Pi"CFS' TOYS, — ETC# 98-100-102 EAT BF.VENTH STREET* . ■ ■ . - - NORTHWESTERN CHRONICLE. Uliie^iv&svJiLis! 56 EAST THIRD STREET. 58 EAST THIRD STREET Not a Dull Line In It. Some of the Week's Features Are; "Chrislmas in Early Si. Paul," By C. J. W. "The Knonma Riddle." "Shut Oat;" A Christmas Tale. "The Festival ia the Chi rches." "Under the Histletie." "Concerning All of Us." By MAIMB "A Chrisimas Eve Fete." "Total Abstinence Unioa of St. Paul 1 'A H gher Critic's View." "A Treatise on Chnrch Mus'c." "Poems cf the Season." Besides all the Latest News a? . Home and Abroad. For Sale b? Ail Newsdealers JJH& . The J.D. HESS < ? Shorthand Schaal- S^s3i>-i^!ir In session the ycai rfSMBMT roiUH!-l);iy, Kven *»\jVt/ log and by M;t,!.