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Sft.NT P__j__. LOCAL NEWS NOTES. . Diphtheria is reported at 351 Waver ly place, 787 Jenks street and 1314 Payne avenue. The Elks, at last night's meeting, de cided to secure new quarters In the Lowry arcade. A musical and literary entertainment will be -given in aid of the Hibernian band .at 'A. O. H. hall. Fort and Sixth streets, Monday evening. The board of public works! postponed the consideration of the assessment for Phalen park until next Thursday at 2 p. m., as the assessment roll is not yet ready. :•-• The funeral' of Philip Sittman will take place from his late residenc, 738 Hudson avenue, Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock. Services will be held in St. Paul's church. Company D held a well-attended drill at the armory last evening which was witnessed by Lieut. Col. Bronson. N. G. S. M.. and Lieut. A. B. Johnson, of the Seventh U. S. Infantry. All members of Gen Ord post, G. A. R.. are requested to be present at the regular meeting tonight. Election of officers and other important business will come before the post. The Christmas sale, of the Church of the Good Shepherd is to be held at the school room, Twelfth and Cedar streets, this and tomorrow afternoons ii: i evenings. Lunch will be served. The report of Meat Inspector Jans sen Cor the month aiding Dec. 11 is us follows: Visited 359 meat markets; found 348 In good and 11 in poor condi tion. Condemned 850 pounds of beef, 110 pounds of veal and 67 pounds of poultry. Officer Michael Ashe, of the Central police station, will be married at St. Joseph's church at 9 a. m. today to Miss Emma R. Judson, late of Wis consin. Officer Ashe has been the long est en active service of any patrolman In the city. Rev. L. Cosgrovei pastor of St. Vin cent's parish, has organized and given a series of entertainments for the benefit of the work-house prisoners, which number 130 at present. The.' last of these was given Wednesday night and the programme included, among other numbers, an address by Father Cosgrove. A testimonial benefit will be tendered to Robrt Groh at Assembly hall. Third and Wabasha streets, Monday evening, Dec. 23. A number of prominent la dies and gentlemen will take part. Mr. Groh will introduce his new com edy hi one act entitled "Is Marriage a Failure?" to be followed by dancing, Secretary Hutchins, of the Relief so ciety, wishes to acknowledge the re ceipt of a check for $50 from the St. Andrews society, being the society's annual contribution. John G. Allen, the Third street steamship agent, has given to the Relief society a carload of maple wood which has been hauled free to St. Paul by the Soo railroad. An interesting contribution to the discussion of capital punishment will be the presentation of the theosophic view of the. subject by J. C. Slafter, of Minneapolis, in a paper on "Capital Punishment; Why Xot?" before the Unity branch of the Theosophical so ciety. 247 Endicott building, Sunday evening, Dec. 15. THE BUSY WORLD. L. F. Scott, of Milwaukee, is at the Ryan. C. E. Raymond, of Chicago, is at the Ryan. Paul Watkins, of Winona, is at the Ryan. J. S. Bangs, of Omaha, Is at the Mer chants. A. E. Spalding, of Luverne, is at the Astoria. A. L. Ferrald, of Chicago, is at the Windsor. I E. A. Sherill, of Kansas City, is at the Ryan. G. W. Mansfield, of Milwaukee, is at the Windsor. L. M. Holden, Indianapolis, is at the Metropolitan: Joseph. Gunn, of Breckenridge, is at the Merchants. C. W. Peake, of Menomonie, Wis., is at the Merchants. Edward Elston, of Duluth, Is regis tered at the Ryan. Frank Clayne, of Lamberton, Minn., Is at the Clarendon. Daniel Shell, of Worthington, Minn., is at the Merchants. P.. E. Brown" of Detroit, Mich., is a guest at the Windsor. Joseph M. Smith, of River Falls, is a. guest" at the Clarendon. - ' ■ A. T. Buck, of West Superior, ' Is ' stopping at the Merchants. H. C. hatfieid. Spring Valley, Wis., is a guest at the Aberdeen. W: D.' Hatch and wife, of Duluth, ire guests at the Merchants. Among the guests at the Ryan are Samuel Simon and wife, of Portland, Oregon. E. W. I 'a vies and wife, Austin, Minn., registered at the Metropolitan yesterday. L. C. Coon and H. L. Piatt, of Pres cott. Wis., are among the guests at the Windsor. W. V. Kelly, F. C. Butze, D. B. Dewey, Chicago, registered at the Aberdeen yesterday. EXPLOSION OF GAS. Causes a Commotion, hut Does Little Harm. An explosion in the generator build ing of the gas works at John and Fifth streets, at 9:30 a. m. yesterday, broke a quantity of glass in the win dows of the building and startled the neighborhood by a noise heard for half a mile. Pipes leading into the "wash box" became clogged, and the gas, releasing itself at last from the heavy pressure, escaped into the "wash box," with the result mentioned. These explosions are not readily pre vented, and they frequently occur with less harmful results. None of the ma chinery of the works was damaged by yesterday's concussion. The employes were Imply frightened, but the glass In half a dozen windows of the two story brick structure was totally shat tered, being thrown, in several cases, clear across the street Many panes were broken in the remaining windows. The loss was about $50. TO REPRESENT MINNESOTA. Gov. Clouuii's Commissioners to • the Mexican Exposition. , Gov. dough yesterday appointed the commissioners who will represent the state of Minnesota at the Mexican ex position in ISSti. -The. following gen tlemen have been named:' George R. Finch"; Moses E. Clapp, J. J. Parker, T. L. Schurmeier, St. Paul; Thomas Lowry. .F. H. Peavey, Wm. E. Steele," Minneapolis; Ray T. Lewis, E. r G. 'SWanstrom, Duluth; C. D. Wright, Fergus Falls; John Hutton, Windom; J. W. Wheeler, Crookston ; John F. Meagher, Mankato; L. F. Hubbard, Red Wing; Wm. Westman, St. Cloud. . __________ ' •-■-••- Smokn— -Symposium, j The Irish-American club has elected a hew set of -.officers, and will begin the now year- with a new force in charge of it. The new officers are: Thomas A. • Prondergast, president; George. R. Holmes, vice president; Mark Fitzpatrick, financial secretary; John "Dwycr, '• recording secretary; James 'Flanagan, treasurer. President ..Prendergast will inaugu- ' rate his official rule by a "Smoking Symposium.-.-.' ■ Wednesday evening, when an elaborate- programme will be enjoyed, as .'well as an abundance of good cigars. ".. __ :. -: — ,*»< : UNION OF YOUNG PEOPLE. Y. P. .S. -C. E. and Epworth Not Likely to Join Forces. DETROIT, Mich., Dec. 12.— At the meeting of -Christian Endeavor trus tees today, the matter of conferring with the Epworth league committee in Chicago next Saturday was taken up and a. committee was appointed to rep- sent the Christian Endeavor society. The result of the conference of these committees can be nothing more than the recommendation, since any union of the Epworth league would have to be sanctioned by the general conference of the Methodist church, which does not meet until next May in Cleveland. It does not seem that the Methodists will take kindly to the idea of union, although ■ the suggestion originally came from them. It makes Hair Grow! ~? AVER'S HAIR VIGOR. HE HAS TO TAKE IT GASOLINE LIGHTING CONTRACT IS FORCED UPON- ' FRANK*" M-CLELLAN. ERROR WAS MADE, HE SAYS. STILL THE ASSEMBLY CONCLUD ED HE COULD DO THE WORK WITHOUT LOSS. SALARIES ARE •< ALLOWED. Chiefs Clark and .Inekson to- Draw Full Pay— Claim Against the City The only matter that caused any discussion at the adjourned regular meeting of the assembly last night was the recommendation of the joint committee on gas that the contract for gasoline lighting be awarded to Frank McClellan. Mr. McClellan was present to re peat the statement he had made to the committee on gas, to the effect that he had made a mistake in his bid under the second specification. He offered to furnish the gasoline light at 95 cents per lamp per month and to rent burners to the city for three cents each per month, which is equivalent to a total bid of 98 cents per lamp per month. Under the first specification Mr. McClellan's bid was $1.17 per lamp per month. •All I have to say," explained Mr. McClellan to the assembly, "is that I made a mistake in my bid of over 57,000." By this Mr. McClellan meant that his 9S-cent bid was lower than his $1.17 bid by something over that amount. "How much profit did you expect to make? Experts say that you have got a fair contract as it is," remarked President Copeland. .^Y Mr. McClellan replied that he could not see his way out. He had under stood that he was to furnish burners for additional lamps only, and it was on them alone that he bid 98 cents. . -.;.'- ■. President Copeland said that it seemed strange that Mr. McClellan could make such a mistake with the specifications before him.. ..':.Y;, .;,;., Mr. Johnson opposed the recom mendation to award the contract to Mr. McClellan on the spot, and sug gested that the resolution be laid over until next Thursday night, and in the meantime it could be ascer tained whether it was possible for Mr. McClellan to furnish light at the figure named. Mr. Johnson emphat ically denounced the policy of let ting a contract to anybody who had bid less than the job was worth, If the bid was too low, the city would not get' satisfactory work. - Mr. Lewis did not think that Mr. McClellan would lose anything on the .contract Allowing for the present price of gasoline, he believed there was a margin of $1,000 in favor of the contractor, and the chances were that the price of gasoline would decrease. As for the argument that the work S would not be done 'satisfactorily on" a low bid, Mr. Lewis was of the opinion that a dishonest man- would "defraud the city whether he secured a contract On a high bid or a low bid, and that an honest man would do the work con scientiously in either event. Mr. Johnson's motion to- lay the reso lution over for one week was lost by a vote of 4 to 5. Mr. Robb then spoke against the resolution to award ■ the- contract 'to Mr. McClellan, agreeing with Mr. Johnson that the bid was too low. In cidentally. Mr. Robb expressed the opinion that Jacob Hcilbrcn, of the Acme Lighting company, whose hid was $1.06 per lamp per month, could do the work better than any of the other bidders, though his bid was too low, Mr. Robb thought. - '<■ The vote was then taken, and the resolution awarding the con-tract to Mr. McClellan was adopted by a vote of 7 to 2, Messrs. Robb and Johnson voting in the negative. J Mr. Strouse then called up the mat ter of the pay rolls of the police and fire departments, from which the as sembly at its previous meeting had stricken the names of the chief of police and the chief engineer and the first assistant chief of the fire depart ment. In this connection, the opinion of Corporation Attorney Darragh was considered. Mr. Darragh held, as out lined in yesterday's Globe, that the act of 1895, which took effect July 1, 1895, and which provided for the re duction of the salaries of certain offi cials, including these under considera tion, did not affect these officials, in asmuch as all "present incumbents" holding office at the- time the act went into effect were expressly excepted. j The chief of police, in Mr. Darragh's opinion, was a "present incumbent" at that time, and the terms of office of the chief of the fire department and j his first assistant did not expire until \ April, 1897, and therefore they were not affected. Mr. Lewis disagreed with the corpo ration attorney, insisting that these officials had no definite term of office, but the remaining eight members of i the assembly sustained Mr. Darragh and restored the names of the chief of police, chief .engineer and his first assistant to their respective pay rolls.- The bill of the garbage contractor for the month of November, amounting to $897, was allowed on reccommendation of the committee on. ways and means. The report stated that the members of the committee approved the bill as ; a result of personal investigation. j Messrs. Keough & Donnelly, contrac- ! tors, submitted a claim against the city j for the some of $14,706.52, which they j allege is due them for work done under a contract made in 1892, for grading ! East Third street, from Earl street to • the east city limits. The city an nulled the contract in 1893, in conse- J quence of injunction proceedings Insti- ! tuted by Mr. Hennessey, an owner of 1 property affected by the grading. The claim was referred to the corporation attorney. Leo Goodkind, the inspector of new school buildings, sent in- a communica tion announcing that : the addition to the Lincoln school had been completed. \ A resolution entrusting the city en gineers to erect "proper safeguards" at the foot of Jackson and Sibley streets, w as lost by a vote - of five to , four. '•"• •"•' "■■ '••■ " ■ A communication was received from the fire board, asking that- the sum of $100 be set aside out of the fire depart ment fund as a contingent fund, was referred to the committee on ways and means. 7-v .*„ .'-X'* -"--'■■ ■?■ '-- i'w'-f' • - ; DR. COTTOX>S CALL. St. James' Rector Likely to Go to Dallas. ' ■■■■■<■■■ Rev. Robert S. Cotton, D. D., B. Sc, who has been rector ,of ] St. . James' church for some months past,. and. who has done much toward bringing that church up to the present membership, THE SAINT PAUL DAILY GLOBE: FRIDAY MORXIX&, DECEMBER 13, 1895. j has been called to Grace. Church,^ Dallas, Texas. .•'"""• ■"• ''■ 'J*' Mr. Cotton has been preaching- for the past month in Dallas, and It is understood that he will accept the call. His family will not likely join him at Dallas till the early spring, as the rectory which Is now being erected, will not be completed until then. >-^" MGR. NUGEXT7S LECTURE Given Before an Audience Filling the People** Church. Monsignor Nugent, of Liverpool, En gland, delivered his lecture entitled "Waifs and Strays" before an au dience that almost filled the audi torium of the People's church hist night. The reverend gentleman was j Introduced by Bishop Cotter, of Min neapolis, and after quoting some sta tistics in regard to the number of chil dren in the slums in the two largest cities in England, he told some harrow- , Ing stories of the want and privation that exist. Father Nugent has for years been engaged In work in the alums of Liverpool, where he says the number of children of the streets is upwards of 25,000, while in London it la in the neighborhood of .100,000. .Ho drew pictures of destitution and pov erty that are unheard of in this coun try, and told a number of anecdotes illustrative of the cleverness of the street urchin who has to earn his bread by selling papers, matches and giving shines. 7 v. I^.-;, In concluding his talk Father Nu gent gave a brief sketch of the work in Liverpool, In which he has been en gaged since 1564. In starting a home provision was made only for the ac commodation of boys, and to illustrate the extent and scope of the work, the speaker stated that In the very severe winter of 1567, 48.205 suppers and 2,913 nights' lodging were provided for tha boys. At the present time 240 boys are permanent members of the institution, and are being educated and learning a trade. In thirty-one years hundreds of boys have been sent from the insti tution, having been first fitted for po sitions in the different works of life. In 1891 Father Nugent began his work' for girls and women, and in the first year 727 cases were cared for, all of them women and girls of the street. In conclusion, the speaker said that, as adverse social conditions were re sponsible for the degradation to which many of the children of the slums had fallen, it became the duty of every person to lend a hand to relieve and help these unfortunates to make some thing out of their lives. MUSIC IX THE CHURCHES. Interesting; Conference on the Question — Concert. A conference of the St. Paul presby tery upon the question of church mu sic was held at the House of Hope church yesterday morning and after noon and in the evening a concert of sacred songs was given. The pro gramme of the day consisted of a se ries of papers by different members of the presbytery and was concluded by a question drawer, conducted by- Rev. John Paul Egbert. The first paper was read by Rev. Mr. Egbert, who emphasized the fact that clearer conceptions of God were made through music and that the highest form of music was that of the church service. S. H. Dyer spoke upon the "Mission of the Choir." He said the choir could prove an able aid to the minister in teaching the beauties of Christian truth. E. L. Howell, of Macalester church, spoke of the "Essentials of a Good Choir." He said that a church choir should be composed only of those who, when they sang the songs of God, felt the divine truths they were expressing. Rev. M. D. Edwards, in speaking of the "Pastor and His Relation to the Choir," said that for effective church work it was necessary that sympa thetic relations exist between the min ister and his choir. " : '- ' •" i - •• ■-" William Browne then spoke of the duties and responsibilities of the church organist and of the importance of that position. Lunch was served in the. parlors of the church, and at 2 o'clock a conse cration song service, conducted by Mrs, A. B. Chapin, of Hastings, opened the afternoon session. 1 This was followed by an address from Prof. G. W. Davis, of Macalester, upon the "Mission of Music." He spoke of the powerful effect of music upon the soul, and 1 that Its only mission was in the worship of God. A report on the state of music In the churches of the presbytery was then given, in which a number participated. D. F., Colville, director of the choir of the House of Hope church, then spoke of the relation of the choir and pew. Hesaid that the greatest fault was with the members of the congregation In their failure to join with the choir in singing of the hymns. Rev. J. L. Dan ner, of Stillwater, followed, saying that the lack of congregational singing was found with good choirs. This state ment called remarks from many of those present, most of whom differed from Rev. Danner. Brief addresses were then given, H. A. Merrill, on "In strumental Music in Church Services," and Rev. J. H. Sammis, of Red Wing, on the "Essentials of Good Hymns." The question drawer was then given. In the evening a programme of the standard sacred songs was given. A large audience was present, and the various numbers were given in such a manner as to bring out their greatest beauty, and those qualities that have made them so popular. The following was the programme: . Organ— Fugue, in D Bach William Browne. Anthem— "Hosanna, In the High- . ;.-"'.. I est" Stainer House- of Hope Choral Class. Bass Solo— "The Valley of Shadow" Barri Robert Geddes. Quartette— "My Shepherd Is the Living God" King ' House of Hone Choir. Quartette— "Nearer, My God, to r r "-}, . Thee" Johnson Apollo Male Quartette. Soprano Solo— "The Holy City".. Adams Mrs. D. F. De Wolf. Quartette— "Rock of Ages" '...Buck Merriam Park Church Choir. •"< Te Deum— Festival, in C, on I Eighth Gregorian Tone Buck House of Hope Choral Class. ' Hymn 329— Coronation Perronet Congregation. Organ "Hallelujah".. Handel William Browne. SWIFT COUNTY TANGLE. ! "'- Property at Benson That Is Sim lily an Expense. -..-... State Auditor Dunn has received from the auditor of Swift county a letter in which the auditor propounds a conundrum that Mr. Dunn thinks -'Is not easy of solution. - • j About five, years ago a party from '. the East bought 160 acres of land about I one mile from the village of Benson, ■ and laid it out in town lots, about 1,000, I as Fairlawn addition to Benson. He sold all of these in the East, to work lngmen and mechanics. The purchas ers very soon discovered that the lots were worthless, and in only a few in stances were the taxes of 1893 paid. In 1 1894 about the same was the case. In i 1895 the county spent about $500 for publication and entering of judgments, and as the lots never will be redeemed the money is lost It will be a great deal cheaper for the county to pay the taxes, which now amount to only five cents on a lot, while it will cost twenty seven cents to enter judgment and place each lot on the delinquent tax list for advertisement. The auditor writes Mr. Dunn for ad vice in the matter, and the state auditor immediately turned it over to the attorney general, asking him to unravel the tangle. The Old Year Is on the wane and the Soo Litre will give its patrons cheap rates for the holidays, fare and a third between all stations, good to go before Christmas and return after the New Year.' .V"'ii You can always depend on the Soo Line to give you the cheapest rates and best accommodations. Why patronize any others? Inquire of W. S. Thorn, No. 398 Robert street, Hotel Ryan. GO TO liOuMlliliE. j - - . ■ - •-...» r y . 1 ■ ; r . . CHAIRMAN OF LOCAL G. A. 11. COMMITTEES INVITED THERE *! . \\\ NEXT! WEEK ■ a AT THE BUSINESS WIND-UP.: r n THEY CAN THERE GET ALL 'POINTERS NEEDED IN THEIR ,n /■ .- ..■■■■ .,. wo „ , -.| '. 1 ..,• ■ .-',. -. • • . '::'-v;.'-v ; .r;r.7c COMMITTEES GET TOGETHER. II • ■ • -...- : '•,"-'•■•.■■■ •' •■ n : ; ;■: ../..., ,;.j . ; . ...u Three of Them Meet and . Talk,- I "„ Over Their Preliminary ■-, . . . ■ -■ j Work. i "/ '8" . .-■-. •-£..> ... 1 -.- .r -->,"■-•'.- The chairmen of the different com mittees on which devolves the work of making arrangements for the G. A. R. national encampment expect to leave Saturday or Sunday for a visit to Louisville to be there next week when the final wind-up of the business in connection with the ar rangements for the last encampment will take place. A letter from one of the officers of the general com mittee in Louisville to the committee here conveyed the information that at this meeting will be submitted reports by all the different com mittees that were working under the general committee at Louisville, and by the chairman of each of the St. Paul committees being present, all information that could possibly be desired for the preparatory work will be obtained. . This will be of great value to, the committees here. Possibly a few of the heads of these committees may be unable to get away, but most of them yesterday felt inclined to make it a point to go. Following are the names of the chair men of the different committees: - Finance, Hon. Albert Scheffer; trans portation; M. D. Flower; invitation and reception, ex-Gov. A. R. McGill; halls and camp fires, I. L. Mahan; accom modation, C. W. Horr; badges, E. O. Zimmerman; press, Capt. Henry A. Castle; printing, C. W. Hornick; par ade and review, Hon. C. D. Kerr; deco ration and illumination, Rukard Hurd; reunion and naval association, Fred Richter; medical department, Dr. J. F. Fulton; amusements, John Espy. Meetings were held by three of the committees' last night at the head quarters in the Endicott block, and matters of a preliminary nature re lating to their work were talked over. These were the transportation com mittee, the committee on decorations and the committee on accommoda tions. . At the meeting of the first-named committee. Gen. Flower reported that while in Chicago a short time ago he made it a point to see nearly all the passenger agents of the roads centering in St. Paul, who were there in attendance at a meeting of the Western Passenger association, and that the result was such as to warrant , trie positive assurance of a one-cent rate for the encampment, as far as the lines running Into the city are concerned. All that remained to be done now was to work on the other lines throughout the country and secure a' like concession ; from them... After that ., the committee would have little to do until about trie.' time the sale of tickets would begin. The committee talked the matter over in a general manner and ad journed subject to the call of the chair. The committee on accommoda tions began its work by the appoint ment of a sub-committee in each ward, and each of these committees is to appoint in turn a committee in each precinct in the ward. Each of these precinct committees is to can vass its precinct thoroughly and as certain just how many persons can be cared for at each hotel, boarding house and private house during the encampment, the rates to be charged and such other matters as may be desirable to know, and will report in detail to the ward committee, which will in turn report to the com mittee on ; accommodations. The ward committees are also to visit trie schools and secure the co-opera tion of the teachers and pupils in the work of providing entertainment for the visitors. The committee ad journed subject to the call of the chair. The committee on decorations talked over the subject of decora tions in a general way, but took no definite action. It was stated that in Louisville every house was dec orated, those not decorated by the owners being decorated by the com mittee, and it was thought the same ought to be done here. Floral dec oration is especially desirable, in the opinion of the committee. The com mittee desires to receive suggestions from all citizens interested in this phase of the work. An adjournment was taken subject to the call of the chair. I SCHOOL OF ELECTRICITY. ' _ Local Branch Organized at the ji.o -'- Commercial Club. . - A local branch of the National School of Electricity was organized at .the Commercial club rooms last night. The object of the school Is to afford an opportunity to those who have not,, •the time or means to take a thorough course of instruction in electricity^ The course consists of forty lessons" one each week. - «? Although the National school is but' : one year old, these branches are being" and have been formed in all the large cities of the United States. The head- ..quarters are at Chicago, whence are?' sent the laboratory apparatus and liter- " ature. .3* ! About fifty of those Interested were . present last night and the meeting was opened by a talk from George D.- Shepardson, professor of electricity at the state university. He began his ad- ! dress by pointing out the numerous ways in which electricity was now ap- • plied. He said that its use was so • common that a great benefit was de*.-: rived by any man who would make a study of it. In fact, it was not only a* benefit, but almost a necessity. All could not take a college course in this branch of science, and thus the Na tional School of Electricity was- of great value and was doing much good. He was followed by Charles L. Pills bury, city electrical inspector of Min neapolis. Mr. Pillsbury also spoke of the benefits the school affords. A number of others were then called upon and all of them indorsed the organi zation of a branch In this city. Names of those who wished to join were call ed for, and twenty-two responded. There are a number of others who were -not. present but who have de clared their intentions of joining, and it is expected that the membership will' reach. forty. •-. / --: .V;;'.; ,-.. . H. A .Erlkson, a senior of the state university,, will Instruct the class. They, will meet for the first trine next Tuesday night at room 539, Endicott building. _ .'7 : 1 PLEASURES OF THE FAIR. King's Daughters Hold a Sale null ' j Social. > The St. James' church branch of the order of Kings' Daughters held their . -.first social and sale of fancy articles i last night, In the quiet room of the i cburch at Lawson and Desoto streets. The early part of .the evening was t -.taken up with an enjoyable pro gramme of . literary and musical num ' Jbjrs, which were given under the dlrec i turn ,of the Misses Cotton. The . St. o James branch of the Kings' Daughters ' has not been organized long, but from ■ -the showing made by. them last night ill the numerous and pretty fancy • articles offered, they are earnestly I active and will soon prove a valuable » aid in the work of the parish. The sale -i 'was given last night by the young ladies for the purpose of getting a < piece of altar furniture, just what, tliey decline to say as it is to be a Christmas surprise. Following the en lejrtalnment programme last night was ' 'a.' social, during which light refresh ment was served by the Kings' Daugh ters. The sale of fancy articles fol lowing the social .was the occasion of much spirited bidding and a neat little sum was realized as a result of .the young ladies' work. •;(:;-••: The directorate of the St. Paul School of ; Fine Arts has been enlarged from twelve to eighteen members, for the purpose of diffusing a wider interest in the school. The old members are: > '■■ " Mrs. S. B. McConnell, president; Mrs. George R. Metcalf, first vice president; Mrs. James P. Gribben, second vice president; Miss Helen H. Brack, , sec retary; Mrs. D. F. Colville, treasurer; Mrs. D. A. Monfort, Mrs. ... George Thompson, Mrs. C. G. Edwards, Mrs. C. F. Benedict, Mis. A. De F. Parsons, Miss J. C. Gauthier, Mrs. Fayette Ken drick. The newly appointed are Mes dames George B. Young, A. J. Stone, 1 J. Q. Adams, H. M. Prouty, Ed San born, J. F. Sabin, D. Davies, -H. W. Davis, J. W. Jagger, T. F. McCormick, T. F. Dawitt, T. D. Merwin, Gould, T. Irving, Misses Pratt, .... Newport, Wheelock and Sanborn. . . . ; . ,... The Christmas sale which is an nually conducted by the ladies of the People's church opened at 358 St. Peter I street yesterday. The ladies have been ! busy in anticipation of the event for j some time, and the result of their ef- | forts furnishes a very attractive bazar. i Handsomely dressed dolls, brownies and a variety of fancy articles consti- j tute the main features of the sale. , There is also a profusion of , needle ' work, the product of the ladies' sew- 1 Ing circle, which offers an extended j selection for useful and ornamental J holiday presents. ; '■' ' rji '""■"- ; '-' c ' j . The ladies having charge of the sale : yesterday were: Mrs. G. N. Part ridge, Mrs. Monty, Mrs. Natrass and , Mrs. J. A. Swenson. The bazar .will i continue through Saturday: of this i week. * . , - . " 7. The sale of work held by the ladies of the Infants' home at 130 East Sev enth street was continued, yesterday. A supper was served at -night,, and the j fancy goods, dolls, etc., disposed of at auction. The board of managers of the Infants' home and the active mem bers of the sewing society had charge i of the affair. They are Mesdames Url j Lamprey, M. F. Kennedy, M. Mealey, j W. L. Kelly, A. Dufresne, J. C. Fitz- j gerald, George Walish, Sansj Soucl, j H. C. McNalr, H. T. Quinlan,. Miller, j Tracy, John Rogers, Sr., 'Michael Do- j ran, Timothy Foley, William "Murphy arid Miss Mealey. " l " ' \* M - The Friday Morning", clans will make ; special study of Dante at the residience j of Mrs. Kerr, Summit avenue, this r morning. Mrs. ;J. Q. Adams will pre- i ,sent a resume of the last lesson.., Mrs. | -Eastman will introduce a,, reap,. of , the ; ,, celestial heavens, . followed ■by Mrs. J Fred Ingersoll with a map of the rose | •of the blessed, with a description of Dante's passage through " Paradise, j Mrs. Graves will give a comparison of the styles used in the three parts of the j divine comedy, . and ' a comparative study of Milton and Dante will be read, by Mrs. Bidelman. fsii-ji'ii - ■ -. \\ Miss Katherine Gordon will enter- ! tain at tea tomorrow between the hours j of 5 and 7 for Mr. and Mrs. Paget. Mrs. Hill, of Capitol avenue, will en- j tertain the Hamline W. C. T. U. this ! afternoon. i '■ \ The Dayton's Bluff union will meet this afternoon with Mrs. E. R. Spind ler, of Maple street. The Ladles' Aid Society of the Bates Avenue M. E. Church entertained their friends with a poverty social last even ing at the residence of Mrs. Brown son, on Maple street. Ijnfpiv An editorial sanctum entertainment was given last evening at the resi dence of Mrs. H. C. Morse for the ben efit of the soldiers' home hospital. ' The Ladies' Guild of St. Luke's Par ish served supper last evening in the parish building. . > ..; Prof. F. H. McDermctt, assisted by his pupils, will give an entertainment this evening in Hamline chapel. . '■ . - GERHARD BOHN ON LIGHT. Secret Conference With the Board of Public Works. The board of public works, contin- i uing its investigation of the lighting question,, interviewed Gebhard Bohn, of the Bohn Manufacturing company, yesterday afternoon: Mr. Bonn is also the proprietor of the East .Side-Elec tric company, and a prospective bidder, in case the city decides to "advertise for bids for electric lighting. "' What Mr. Bohn said to . the • mem- | bers of S the board of : public # work* neither he nor they will divulge. Be fore making any statements Mr. Bohn j declared that he would not -talk' for - j publication, and requested the • board to exclude the newspaper men if- they wished to hear him. The board, anx iious for information, closed the door ■ and listened to Mr. Bohn. for. '•an hour --orj more. ■-- >ry'h- '- r '■-'■'< =**'' ' '•'-' i i After the session, President Gorman , said that the board had, spent its time profitably, as Mr. Boihn had supplied considerable valuable information. v . Mr. Bohn was one of those who tes tified before the Parker retrenchment committee on electric lighting. . Upon that occasion, when asked- for what price he could furnish the city with arc lights of 2,000-candle-power, Mr. Bonn's only answer was that he could 'supply them for less tljan $150. per lamp per year. . ■:■■ .;,-.>'•; - '. > ! SIBLEY COUNTY TAXES Show a Downward Tendency, Ac cording to Report. ' H. A. Seigneuret, auditor of Sibley county,- Is first to file with the state auditor his abstract of the tax lists of 1895, to become due on the first Monday In January. With a slightly increased taxable valuation in Sibley county, the total taxes levied, as compared with those of the preceding year, are nearlyl $3,400 less. State taxes proper show a decrease of 18 per cent, owing to the reduced levy for reserve pur poses and the abolition of the levies for forestry and redemption funds re spectively. These figures are claimed to be significant Inasmuch as they in dicate a downward tendency in the item of taxation. ',-.'- . Carnival Salts. The Boston designs and manufact ures them. All work done in St. Paul. Sixth and Robe*. J /-j :I 1 BIG DEAL- I|l GOODS. : UXDEKB, WARNER & SCHUR . | MEIER. PURCHASE A MINNE APOLIS CONCERN. STOCK OF HARRISON & CO. BOUGHT BY THE REPRESENTA TIVE ST. PAUL DRY GOODS | : r^:>- ; FIRM. ■'"'.:: THE DEAL CLOSED YESTERDAY. 'Several Hundred Thousand Dol ■ lars Were Required to Con : 1 , - summate the Sale. The big wholesale dry goods es tablishment of Hugh Harrison & Co., Minneapolis, was purchased outright yesterday by the firm of Lindeke, Warner & Schurmeier, of this city, arid this morning the local concern will take possession. Late ' yesterday afternoon it was reported that the deal had been con summated, by which the St. Paul merchants were to acquire posses sion of. the big warehouse on the corner .of First avenue north and j Third street, Minneapolis, together j with ; the valuable stock of merchan j disc it contained, and which has for I some time been a factor in attract ing the trade of the Northwest to Minneapolis. Various sums were named as the consideration, but it was agreed that the figures were ! several hundred thousand dollars. , The., matter was not generally known, but the few persons who had I heard of it were enthusiastic in their I praise of the enterprise which made j it possible for St. Paul men to go ; across the river to Minneapolis with ; capital and purchase one of its rep resentative jobbing establishments. A reporter for the Globe found Theodore L. Schurmeier at his home on Crocus hill last night. "It is true," he said, "that our firm has purchased !' the stock of Hugh Harrison & Co., of ! Minneapolis. i "Mr. Harrison was in St. Paul this ! afternoon, and after a short confer ence we closed the deal and the con- S. tract is 'signed, sealed and delivered.' j We will take possession at once and ! have the privilege ■ of tJhe spacious building until Jan. 15. The immense stock, which includes a general line of dry goods, will be inventoried at once, and such of it as is not disposed of be fore that time will be brought to our house in St. Paul. "Arrangements have been made for all the details, such as transferring the insurance, etc., and our men will take charge tomorrow morning." Mr. Schurmeier did not feel at lib erty to name the exact amount paid for the Harrison stock, but intimated that it was several hundred thousand i dollars. Mr. Harrison, It is under stood, will retire from active business, at least for the present./ . -.. , ! •■'lt was not generally known that the stock, could be. purchased, and the sale last night speaks volumes for the spirit and business- acumen of Mr..-Schur meier and the members of his firm. i BEATS RIP VAN WINKLE, Does the Secretary; of the Mayor '.=•: of Newark, N. J. Some time has elapsed since a United States mail carrier has delivered a let ter at the city hall bearing this ad dress: "Hon. D. Olmsted, Mayor, St. Paul, Minn." " '■;'■' In all probability the carrier who de livered such a letter during Mayor Olmsted's administration is now flit ting along the golden streets with mis sives of love in his hands. For Mayor Olmsted ceased to be mayor of St. Paul forty years ago, his term beginning in 1854 and ending in 1855. His death oc curred only a few years later. But it remained for a fin de siecle car rier to leave at Mayor Smith's office on the 12th day of December, 1895, a letter addressed to "Hon. D. Olmsted, Mayor, St. Paul, Minn." It was evidently a brand new letter, too, for the envelope bore no traces of yellow age, nor. was the letter itself crumpled. On the con trary, it was typewritten—lncontro vertible evidence that it was of later date than 1855. Secreary Costello glanced at the en velope in his dreamy fashion, for his thoughts were on other things bent at the time, but the strangeness of the in scription awoke him. He rubbed his eyes and then pinched himself, after which he observed that the letter was postmarked "Newark, N. J." His as tonishment vanished. The writer lived in a foreign country. How could he be expected to know that Robert A. wraith Is the present mayor of St. Paid and not David Olmsted? Feeling that Mr. Olmsted would not object, Mr. Costello opened the com munication. It was Intensely prosaic, not to say quite uninteresting to a gentleman in Mr. Olmsted's situation. It' informed Mr. Olmsted that Mayor J. i A. Lebkuecher, of Newark, N. J., was "In receipt of the annual reports of the city officers and city boards of the city of St. Paul for the year ending Dec. 31, 1894." .'. Mr. Costello had no sooner perused the letter than he crunched it in his hand with a convulsive clench and glanced fearfully over his shoulder for all the world as though the deceased Mr. Olmsted had caught him reading his correspondence. Perceiving that he was alone, the suave secretary heaved a thankful sigh of relief, and dropped the . letter upon the present mayor's ''desk;!! ?::■;■ ..'.";:•■' • The letter did not bear the signature of Mayor Lebkuecher himself. It was signed by his secretary, one Mr. Con ger, who can rightly claim the distinc tion of beating Rip Van Winkle at his own game, two to one. ! ACTION FOR SALARY. Robert Niederhofer Wants Eat - ) tra Pay for Overtime. ..... Judge Kerr and a jury are engaged hearing the suit of Robert Niederhofer to recover from the Stahlman Brewing company $11,040 back salary claimed to be due him for extra services as book keeper. The plaintiff worked for the defendant from ISS7 until July, this year, working late in the evening very frequently, and he claims that before Christ Stahlman died he promised him extra compensation therefor. The de fendant company claims that Nieder hofer worked no longer hours than the other office employes, and that instead of the company being indebted to him, he was over-paid by $144. WHY NOT 1804, TOO? Board of Public Works Clerks Arc Wondering 1 . . It is altogether probable that the clerks employed in the department of public works, as well as the members of the board, will receive their full salaries for the month of November, 1895. In the tax estimate submitted by Comptroller McCardy to the confer ence committee, under the item "board of public works fund," appears an es timate cf ?1,::S, opposite the words 1 j "add November .-salaries f year 1896." ■■ This .-. sum '> represents 'the monthly pay ! roll of the department. But while the clerks of the board of public works were pleased to note this provision " In the tax.' estimate, they : would be far better. satisfied If an ad ditional item of $19") representing their entire salaries for Novemlier, 1894, were also Incorporated in the budget. In 1894 tho members of the board received all of, .their, -November, .salaries save rome $11- or $12 each, but-tber,e was no money for the clerks. Consequently they will ask the conference committee or the council to Include .an additional amount in the tax estimate sufficient to pay 'the* arrearages 'flue them for November, 1834. ''-*?-. ARCANUM LIGHTS. Arrangement* fur Receiving the • Supreme Officers Next .Month. A meeting of the officers of the Royal Arcanum councils of St. Paul was held at the Commercial club J rooms last night to make arrangements for the entertainment of the supreme officers of the lodge when they make their visit to this city, Jan. 20. According to the programme made out last night a meeting will be held at Royal Arcanum hall, in the Bowlby block, on the evening of the arrival of the visitors in the city, at which can didates will be initiated from each of the eleven councils of the city. After this a banquet will be given in the Ryan hotel. There are about 800 members in the city and it is expected that all will attend the exercises. After thus ar ranging these- general features the va • rious committees to arrange the details of the entertainment were appointed. Maj. W. W. Cooley was selected gen eral chairman on arrangements and P. M. Roberts general secretary. The fol lowing committees were then appoint ed: General Arrangements W. J. Foot ner, George Thane, W. G. McVicar, George C. Knispal, J. A. Fortin. Reception— Oliver Baker and regents of all the city councils. ; -•];;'• .;' Special Reception— W. J. Footner and the grand officers of the state. Music— F. H. Tenny, F. B. Parsons, L. A. Mozzara. Press— George Thane, Maj. W. W. Cooley. Cake Walls Tonight. There will be a cake walk In Central hall, Seventh and Cedar streets, to night, . after the performance at the Metropolitan theater.ln which the pick aninnies In "The Passing Show" will take part and will be urged to do their prettiest stepping by the other mem bers of the show, who will attend. Ti|fr music will be furnished by the orches- I tra of "The Passing Show." The walk \ will be open to all who care to enter and prizes will be given for the best walkers. .. SHY THEIR SALARIES Municipal Court Judges and Em ployes a Month Short. The judges and employes of the mu nicipal court were given to understand yesterday that they would be spared the necessity of deciding upon Christ mas presents to' bought with their No vember salaries. Instead, they will be requested to make a Xmas present to the city of their November services. "But, then," a3 one of the employes said yesterday, '.'November is only a short month anyway, and we didn't get any money' for the same month last year." Bailiff Tom McMahon is glad he is on the police force waited. "Time is on the police force.' "Time was," re marked Tom. to Judge Twohy, "when even the police waited for their pay, mais (and .the. bailiff relapsed into his native tongue} nous avons change tout cela.". --,- Tr j ... ._.'..,.. ... '• us— j. RAT PORTAGED _\E\V DAM. It Is Expected to Do Wonders in Building Up Industries. RAT PORTAGE, Ont., Dec. 12.— The Power dam here at the outlet of the Lake of . the, Woods is nearing comple tion. Talk that it will cause interna tional ■'complications by flooding the low lands on the Minnesota banks of the lake. The Lake of the Woods cov i ers an area of 3,000 square miles and drains a country of 30,000 square miles. i The average annual rise and fall of the lake is about three feet. The dam, by keeping the water in the: lake at its normal level, will only flood those low lauds, both in Minnesota and Canada, that are usually under water a portion of each year. If the dam was to raise the water in the lake above its normal level, the Canadian interests to suffer are much greater than those on the Minnesota side. Numerous mill sites have been laid out along the banks of the river, and all around Tunnel island, upon which a small town has been surveyed, and arranged In building lots for the work men. There are five wide streets and public squares are planned, and the houses and buildings will be lighted by electricity and, possibly, heated by the same power, generated on the isl and. The possibilities for industries are almost unlimited. The well-wooded country circumjacent to the Lake of the Woods, and on both sides of Rainy river, offers almost inexhaustable ma terial for pulp and paper mills. Logs can be cut and rafted from Rainy lake and Lake of the Woods, to the Winni peg river at a minimum cost. Tanning factories could be run here. It is un derstood that the Dominion Gold Min ing and Reduction company is now ne» gotiating with a company being formed to purchase an electric plant for power to run the reduction works at Rat Por tage. But there is no doubt that the biggest Industry will be flouring mills. | - - ' Useful and Instructive*. There is hardly a family which does j not observe the time-honored custom I of keeping at hand for reference some well published almanac. Nor is the popularity of many of the almanacs to be wondered at. One of the handsom est for 1896 is undoubtedly that issued by the Kickapoo Indian Medicine Com pany. It comprises not only the infor- I mation particularly of an almanac nat ure, such as calendars and astronom ical facts relating to the movement ot the heavenly bodies, but it Is pre-emi nently a household guide, being re plete with many .useful hints for all members of the family, and also con tains Insnumerableanecdotes, bright say ings and well written articles pertain ing to the care of health and advice as to what to do in case of accident. This valuable little book Is. handsomely bound, on the cover being pictured a stirring Indian scene, lithographed in color.' .-...'• ..',,"'»..'..'... •_-;•• The inside of , the book Is profusely illustrated not only with Indian pict ures and scenes, but with portraits of many well-known men -and women. We would advise our readers to ask their druggists, for this almanac, where they will undobtedly be able to obtain one free of cost. If, however, for any reason your druggist does not happen to have them you will be able to gel a copy If you send a two cent stamp to the Kickapoo Indian Medicine Co. and request them to forward you their 1896 almanac, taking care to give our full name and address. ...... Suspended Another. CHICAGO. Dec. 12.— The directors of the board of trade tonight found J. F. Harris, of the firm of Kennett. Hop kins & Co.. guilty of being connected with bucket shops and suspended him for two years. F. J. Kennett, the sen ior member of the firm, was suspended for Aye years last Tuesday. '""• "'"''- ' " rirm mil irn ■ LLL/9 I'll llwLll &co. M Dry Goods. Wet Steings. Nearly Halt-Price. A steamer sunk in Lake Superior. It carried a large cargo of Cotton Goods for a jobber in this city. : We bought a lot of Bleached Sheetings from them at just about Half-Price? and we will close them ou* in the same way today. " These sheetings are per fect in every way, except that they are wet clean through. Hang them on a clothes line in your back yard and they will be as good as when they left the mill, and you have saved nearly half their cost. Sale begins promptly at 9 o'clock. 2 cases 9-4 Wet Bleached Sheeting at 16 Cents a yard; if dry, price would be 22 l cents. 2 cases 8-4 Wet Bleached Sheeting at 14 Gents a yard; if dry, price would be 21 cents. 2 cases 6-4 Wet Bleached Sheeting at 11 Cents a yard; if dry, price would be 16 cents. 1 case 50-inch Wet Bleach ed Sheeting at ■ 10 Cents ; a yard; if dry, price would be 15 cents. The entire lot should be sold out before noon. Sale begins at g clock. Christmas Handkerchiefs. Our Christmas importa tion of Embroidered Hand kerchiefs, made by John S. Brown & Sons, Belfast, Ireland, came yesterday. Pure Irish linen hand-em broidered Handkerchiefs, with scalloped or hem stitched edges. 35c and 50c kinds for 23c. 65c and 75c kinds for47c. $1 and $1.25 kinds for 75c. Lace-Trimmed Handker' chiefs: 50c kinds for 35c. $1.00 kinds for 65c. $1.50 kinds for $1.00. $1.75 kinds for $1.25. 1. 11l I 1 \!!s_™SrjJ^ the world^ -» — - — MAYER, STROUSE & CO., 412 B'way, N.Y. The Oldest and Best Appoints! Studio into Nortel, '■'... 1850(3^^2^^1895 SO and 101 Knst Sixth Street. Opposite Metropolitan Opera House. EXQUISITE PHOTOGRAPHY Fora Short Time Only. UtlS UOZi CABINETS f0r. '...: CO Ullß UOZi tSKT'OUK UiiST WOUK." Ou Ouldoo rami commcrcin work v specially - .Mr. Zimmerman's Personal Attention Appointments. Telephone l)tl. — ■ — Use Our Self-risi ng Buckwheat Flour ! }^'S:K ; .".- Patronize Home Industry. . ALL ULCEUS SELL IT.