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chair was authorized to appoint a oom-.
xnttte© <m credentials, one from each
"ward and two from the country.
Before the motion passed, however,
the second fight was precipitated. It
was on an amendment that each ward
be allowed to name its own member of
the committee.
The Clough men opposed this flatly, j
and in doing so threw down the gaunt
let for a clean sweep of everything In
sight. They easily voted down the
amendment and adopted Schiffmann's
motion. Then Sheehan named the fol
lowing- committee on credentials, with
Assemblyman Mabon as chairman:
First ward—J. J. Biebighauser.
Second—F. H. Lewis.
Third—F. 11. Brandhorst.
Fourth—S. Blakeley.
Fifth—Kerd. Barta.
Sixth—L. T. Maener.
Seventh—John McCullough.
Eighth—E. L. Mabon.
Ninth—H. Hinklns.
Tenth—M. P. Holley.
Eleventh —W. A. Hammond.
Country—Gus Haynes, Mr. Marston.
V,'. E. Bramhall objected to the plac
ing on the committee of the name of any
man whose seat was contested, but the
names given above were ratified, des
pite the protest.
Leon T. Chamberlain, a Clapp leader,
here rose up and stampeded the con
vention with a motion to make the tem
porary organization permanent. It ;
went with a rush, before any Clapp ob- j
Jector could catch his breath.
Quick as wink. Athletic Sam Lowen
stein was dancing in front of the chair
man with a motion to have a committee
on resolutions named.
But now the other Clapp men began
to realize that Chamberlain had made
a very bad break; and the shining front
of one S. A. Anderson rose from the
Eighth ward delegation: He looked
quite fierce, but he asked a very mild
question. It was:
"How can you make the organization
permanent before the committee on
credentials has reported?"
For a minute there was McKinley
llke silence. Then a big smile broke
over Chairman Sheehan's face, and
even Capt. Castle laughed out loud.
"The point is well taken," said Tim, j
and he went back to the grade of tem
porary chairman, voluntarily.
But his troubles were not ended.
. M. L. Countryman moved that the
name of R. C. Hine be substituted for
that of John McCullough as the
Seventh ward representative. On this
motion he made a speech; and so, too,
did Hon. Hiler Horton, S. A. Anderson
and E. E. McDonald. They warned the
convention and exhorted the smil
ing chairman that it would be
w-r-r-r-o-n-g-g to make a man the
judge of his own seat, and said Mc-
Cullough's seat was contested.
Mr. Sheehan maintained that he
knew of no contest —and Dar Reese
backed him up; therefore he had simply
discharged the duty imposed upon him
by the convention.
The fight was getting real good,
when Fred Driscoll, Sr. and Mr. Coun
tryman started a side discussion.
Countryman said Driscoll dare not
deny that his own seat, as well as Mc-
Cullough's was contested.
"I do deny it," said Driscoll with an
emphasis befitting a full, instead of a
half vote.
Dar Reese rose up and said the
Clough men wanted Hine. McCullough
took the hint and withdrew his name.
Then Dar moved a recess until 2:30
and it carried, of course.
The committee on credentials at once
went into executive session for a few
bouts, while Col. Driscoll and his run
ning mates cooled their heels in the
It was 3:15 when the committee on
credentials came in. Shell Blakeley
read the report, and it was adopted,
after some merely perfunctory quib
bling by a Third ward delegate. Dris
coll and the other two Clough men
were given half a vote each, with the
three Clapp men, but other contestants
were not in it.
On motion of Col. Lowenstein the
chair was authorized to name a com
mittee on resolutions, to consist of one
from each ward and two from the
county. ... :
Chairman Sheehan named the follow
ing men: W. H. Dickens, F. W. Zoll
man, Sam Lowenstein, Louis Fisher,
M. J. Daly, August Fitzer, M. L. Coun
tryman, F. H. Upham, Julius Bjorn
stad, A. C. Bruce, H. G. Coykendall,
James Powers, Gus Eberts. Lowenstein
■was made chairman.
Mr. Countryman hotly declined to
serve, for the reason that he did not ap
prove of the manner of appointing the
committee. T. L. Schurmeier, with
half a vote, was put on in his place.
The committee retired, and instantly
Only two more days before
our Removing to our new
store in the Old Location.
15 cents
per peck for extra sweet Minnesota
sugar peas.
3 cents
. each for fancy Miunesota cucumbers.
7 cents
per quart for fancy blueberries.
3 quarts
fanejr ripe currants for 25 cents.
4 cents
per pound for A. B. C. soda crackers.
Quantity limited.
4 cents
per pound for fresh baked ginger
6 cents
per 2 lb. packages Hawkeye rolled
oats. (None better put in packages.)
60 bars
first-class laundry soap for $1.00.
87 cents
for 5 lb. jars of the finest separator
creamery butter ever sold in Miime
9 cents
per pound for good baking- powder in
35 cents
for one-third bushel boxes fancy Acme
Best boiling- beef, per lb., 3c.
Best stewing- mutton, pcrlb., 4c.
Best picnic hams, per lb., 6*£ c.
Pure leaf lard, per lb., 6c.
the hottest and most stubborn battle
of the day begun, While it continued
the kind of order preserved would
never find a place in heaven. In faot,
sheol was to pay all along the line.
Ell Warner planted himself next to
Johns and Reese, and when Eli had
comfortably settled himself Henry
Johns moved that the chair appoint one
delegate from each ward and two from
the country to select seventy-one dele
gates to the state convention. With
the motion he offered the following ap
pointment. First ward. 10, Second 7,
Third 6, Fourth 7, Fifth 6, Sixth 5, Sev
enth 8, Eighth 9. Ninth 6, Tenth 2.
Eleventh 2, country 4.
Capt. Castle moved to amend that
each delegation select its own member
of the committee. "I make this mo
tion,, he said, "in opposition to machine
pclitics. I make it against a cut and
dried list fixed up in the back room of
some editorial room, or In the state
capitol. I recall no comparison for this
proposal since an occurrence on the
shores of Tiberius, in Palestine, two
thousand years ago. The devil was
boss then, but the results were very dis
"Were there any postmasters there?"
shouted a Clough delegate.
Capt. Castle —For thirty years I have
always stood as a Republican and
fought the machine and the barrel.
The machine is all right, perhaps, and
if we are to have a machine I do not
ki;ow any one better qualified to run it
than Tarns Bixby. The fault is not in
the men, but in the law. We will
always have them until we get a civil
service law in this state —then the ma
chine will be smashed. I am not like
the iron-jawed gentleman from the
Fourth ward, whose only claim to dis
tinction is that he slaughtered a chief
Justice. He does not believe in civil
service reform. I do; but I make this
motion merely to give the majority a
chance to show just what they intend
to do."
Mr. Johns—My motion is meant, and
I think everybody so understood it, to
secure 71 delegates in the state convent
ion to vote for David M. Clough for
governor; as desired by the Republi
cans of Ramsey county. The gentle
man has also referred scornfully to the
badges worn by delegates. Well (put
ting on his coat) I am proud of this
fcadge. and will keep it where the
gentlemen can see it."
A voice from the Seventh, sneering
ly—"It becomes you!"
Mr. McDonald instanced the March
convention held in the same hall, where
the delegations had selected their own
representatives on committees. He
continued: "You can instruct for
Clough, and you will, but do it honestly
and as free representatives—not by a
slate already made up. If any friends
of Gen. Clapp go on the delegation they
will stand by instructions, or they will
honorably resign."
Dar Reese —In this country the ma
jority rules. We have fifty odd ma
jcrity here, and the people have ruled
that eewnty-one delegates shall be
selected to vote for David M. Clough.
Now, as Republicans we should stand
shoulder to shoulder, but we propose
to exercise the prerogative of the ma
jority to select men we want.
S. A. Anderson said it was not a con
test between Clough and Clapp now.
He tried to create enthusiasm by bring
ing in Gen. Childs' name, but the ment
ion of it fell flat.
Mr. Bramhall moved as a substitute
for the Johns motion that the committee
be instructed to select delegates to
the state convention from the dele
gates present in the hall. This brought
out the meat in the cocoanut. The
Clapp men were determined to shut out
A. C. Clausen, Eli Warner and several
other anti-Clappites. The Clough
managers were equally determined this
should not be done. They joined the
issue at once, under the eye of Clausen
and the guidance of Warner, and the
air became extremely sultry.
Henry Johns began the killing by
raising the point of order that the ques
tion must be put on his motion.
Shehan held the point well taken;
but to stop the awful howl of protest
that went up Reese ordered the pre
vious question, and the vote went ac
cording to orders, 158 to 100, on the
Bramhall proposition.
The Castle amendment was put to
vote amid a wild wave of excitement,
and was defeated by a vote announced
as 169 to. 103. Some Clapp men were
weakening, apparently, and the Clough
fellows cheered wildly.
Mr. Countryman renewed Bramhall's
motion. The chair ruled it out of or
der, as a repetition, and the Clapp men
called for an appeal.
There had been so many appeals and
roll calls thereon, that City Clerk Jen
sen became real mad.
"I don't believe two or three men
should be allowed to run this con—"
"Neither do I," retorted McDonald,
Jensen—"l mean, to stop the work
of this convention by asking for roll
But the opposition insisted on a roll
call on Johns' hog-all motion, and it
was carried by practically the same
vote as all the Clough motions.
Again did Bramhall try to have the
committee instructed to select only
sitting delegates, and he made a
vehement speech in favor of that plan.
Col. Lowenstein signaled that the
motion should be tabled, and it was.
Leon Chamberlain knew more than
one way to kill a cat. He moved the
committee be instructed to select repre
sentatives of the different wards ac
cording to the expressed wishes of the
delegates. "Then pledge them to Gov.
Clough under the unit rule, if you want
to," he said.
A. C. Anderson appealed very earnest
ly for consideration of the feelings of
the minority. "The 160 Clough men
should not ride rough-shod over the 110
Clapp men," he said, "if you want our
help all through. We are entitled to
have our wishes respected as repre
sentatives of the people."
He was simply laughed at. The Big
Four who were directing that funeral
wanted only men they knew and could
bet on. Reese watched the "pints,"
Sehiffmann kept the weak ones keyed
up to the game, Sheehan took care of
the rulings and recognitions, while Eli
said "nay" through Henry Automatic
Johns, for a truce. Threats of a pos
sible bolt, to save self-respect, fell on
deaf ears. Everything had been
marked for capture that could flatter
the Clough boomers or humble the
Clappites. And the juggeraut rolled
Delegate Campbell, a Clough man
from the Midway district, rose in re
bellion against the motion to deprive
the delegations of the right to select
their own men on committees, and
swore he would not vote for gag rule.
He might better have tried to talk to
the man in the moon; for as soon as he
sat down a motion was made and put
to lay Chamberlain's proposition on the
table. It was declared carried, but
there was a shout of protest and a
clamorous demand for a roll call.
Still Bramhall protested. So did Mc-
Donald, and finally Reese said they
could have one more. What Reese said
was law. The result was declared as
178 to lay on the table, and 94 against.
Then the convention broke away Into
fragments. Some delegates
with the standards of their wards. The
machine quit working while they were
coaxed back, and presently Senator
Ozmun elevated his bicycle form onto
a chair. His face was serious, and Tim
Sheehan gave him free rein for a few
"I want to warn you against making
a grave mistake," said the senator,
speaking to the Big Four directly. "I
never walked out of a Republican con
vention and I am not going to do It to
day. (Joyous applause by the rulers.)
I don't want any one to be ccn'.pelled
to walk out of this convention. I know
what it means In the fall. It Isn't too
)ato yet, and I beg you to racoutiUler
what you have done. The coming fight
is not going to be boy's 9'iu-y. bat a
most serious struggle against Populism
and Democracy and the free silver
idea. Now, do not be unwise."
But Just here Chairman Sheehan
rapped Ozmun down and named the
following gentlemen to select the seven
ty-one delegates: F. C. Schiffmann,
chairman; 8. D. Downs, C. A. Dalli
more, Peter Thouwald, P. J. Bigue,
Fred Driscoll. Alex. Nichol, E. Feld
hauser, M. L. Holly, O. A. Nicols,
Henry Marston Douglas Wilson.
As soon as the committee was an
nounced Senator Ozmunn renewed the
motion that the committee be instruct
ed to name delegates selected by the
different wards and the country. It
didn't do him any good, because every
thing stopped when Col. Sam Lowen
stein strode onto the platform with a
handful of paper and a wild desire to
read them so loud that even Gov.
Clough, at the state house, would hear
The first plank of the platform re
affirms allegiance to Republicanism
and indorses the platform adopted at
St. Louis.
The second plank says: "We indorse
in unqualified terms the able, efficient
and econotrflcal administration of David
M. Clough, and express it as the sense
of this convention that the interests of
the Republican party of this state will
be best subserved by his nomination
for governor; and we hereby instruct
the delegates elected by this convention
to the state convention to be held at
St. Paul July 1, to use all honorable
means to secure his nomination; and
we hereby instruct such delegates to
vote as a unit for his nomination for
Col. Lowenstein moved the adoption
of the platform, and the motion was
quickly seconded.
A. C. Anderson offered an amend
ment to instruct for Attorney General
Childs also, and Mr. Bramhall added
"under the unit rule."
Before the amendment could be
stated Mr. Campbell presented a min
ority report. It praised Childs and in
structed the delegates to vote for him.
Capt. Castle spoke for the amend
ment, and Henry Johns moved to add
instructions for A. L. Koerner, Albert
Berg and Col. Lowenstein, the latter
for lieutenant governor.
Lowenstein took the floor, adjusted
his silk Pajamas, and expressed sur
prise that the Clapp men should pose as
friends of Mr. Childs. He denounced
the Clapp campaign methods, and hoped
the amendment would be voted down.
Henry Johns was coldly ignored.
"Doc." Schiffmann whispered to
Reese, and the latter proposed an
amendment to instruct for Childs,
Kcerjier and Berg, leaving Col. Sam
Capt. Castle —If the gentleman will
tell us that is the slate we will help it
through. But it is not proper to at
tempt to ridicule a motion made in good
Mr. Reese—Then I second the motion
to adopt the minority report.
Capt. Castle—And stop at Childs.
Mr. Reese —Yes, sir; but I suggest
that we vote first on the report of the
Cries of "No, no—oh, no you don't."
The minority report was adopted, and
then the whole platform as amended
went through.
S. A. Anderson made a touching plea
to have the vote made unanimous on
the instructions. But it wasn't that
kind of a convention. The propo
sition was scorned, and on a rising vote
for unanimity the factions stood as they
had all day.
At this coint—while bitter taunts
were being hurled back and forth,
Fred Schiffmann stalked forth with his
little list of delegates. He was perspir
ing and disarranged, but there was
mischief in his eye as it rested on the
Seventh ward men. Here is the list he
First Ward—T. D. Sheehan, Matt Jensen,
Charles Wallblom, John G. Elmquist, E. E.
Rain, J. J. Biebighauser, Gus Nelson, Henry
Neff, John W. Finehout, Howard Smith.
Second Ward—F. W. Zollman, A. C. Thomp
son, Matt Leithauser, H. Peterson, G. W.
Watterson, Steve McDonough, J. E. Gregory.
Third Ward—Terrence Kennedy, A. Holm,
Sam Lowenstein, F. H. Brandhorst, T. A.
Fourth Ward—F. C. Schiffman, Dar F.
Reese, A. E. Donaldson, A. M. Wickwlre,
Sheldon Blakely, Henry Johns, P. C. Justus.
Fifth Ward—H. R. Denny, John Ames,
Robert H. Seng, S. J. Picha, John Selb, John
Sixth Ward—P. J. Bigue, Charles Scbur
man, G. J. Schauble, Aug. Fitzer, O. P.
Seventh Ward—J. A. Wheelock, George
Thompson, E. S. Warner, Ed G. Rogers, A.
H. Lindeke, G. H. Watson, Stanford Newel,
W. P. Snow.
Eighth Ward—Alexander Nichol, George
Hunton, F. A. Upham, F. D. Parker, Leo
Beetsch, William Marquardt, Walter Nelson,
F. W. Bayer, George Rhinehart.
Ninth Ward—William R. Merriam, Julius
Schneider, Robert McElroy, Ole Oace, George
W. McCree. Henry Hlnkinß.
Tenth Ward—l. C. Edwards, C. M. Cannon.
Eleventh Ward—A. C. Clausen, W. A.
Country—Albert Buswell, James Powers,
R. D. Ducharme, Gus F. Heinze.
The names of Warner, Thompson,
Clausen, Merriam, Wheelock, Rogers,
Lindeke, Watson, Newel and Snow
were greeted with howls of derision by
the delegates from the Seventh and
Eleventh district wards, in fact by all
the Clapp men. But Schiffmann an
nounced each one of them with most
deliberate malice, right into the teeth
of the helpless kickers.
M. L. Countryman presented a sub
stitute list for the Seventh ward, and
in doing so said the people of the ward
had rejected Warner and others, while
they had expressed confidence in the
men be named (who were all delegates).
It was the first time in the history of
the Republican party that duly elected
representatives had been slapped in the
face to carry out the wishes of political
This was quite strong, coming from
a friend of Clough, and Capt. Castle,
hoped all the wards would present sub
stitute lists. Men from the^ Fifth,
Sixth, Eighth and Eleventh followed
the lead of the Seventh.
When they had done Mr. Reese
moved to Indefinitely postpone con
sideration of the substitute lists.
A Voice—We'll indefinitely postpone
you two years from now.
Dar only smiled, while some of the
Clapp men endeavored to start a bolt
from the hall. But the party discipline
was too strong, and only a few men
went out.
On the vote on Reese's motion the old
division was continued, except that
Chairman Hilscher, of the Eleventh,
said five of the delegates would not
stultify themselves by voting at all.
The vote stood 169 to 180, and then
everybody looked very limp.
Reese moved to adjourn, without
thanks even to tired Tim Sheehan, and
when Dar pronounced the word the
stuff was off. The Clough men yelled
like Indians, the Clapp men sneered,
and Ell Warner danced a funny break
down in front of the platform. Then
he sprang onto the stage, looked
toward the retiring "antls," yelled for
Clough until he was black in the face,
and the very best exhibition of machine
politics ever given in Minnesota was at
an end.
Col. Hiler Horton looked very Jim Mark
hamlsh in a Hght suit, with a silk negligee
and a cherub-like countenance. But he was
also very much Donnybrook when he charged
Col. Drißcoll with "blowing his horn all
"EH," said a reporter, "It must seem good
to have these people reporting to you for
orders." "Oh, I knew just how It was com
ing out," said Ell, and he turned to tell Tim
to recognize any old Clough man in the hall.
Maj. Gen. Clausen sat just back of the
chairman, primed for emergencies. Occa
sionally he would signal to "Spike" Har
rington in the sign language. Spike led the
Third from a front seat.
Fred Zollman looked lonesome and unsat
f isfled after Sheehan had assumed the gavel.
1 But he got into an argument with Joe Bur
ger and was happy. He also got a seat as a
Tim Reardon, like A. C. Clausen, fell out
side the breastworks. Each died in the In
terest of a different candidate. Hence Tim
', othy was not resurrected while Clausen was.
When the list of Seventh ward delegates
waa read by Shell Blakely some Clapp man
queried "Where's Eli?" but the sarcasm was
ignored. Later on Bit waa In It.
Asxeinblyman Kirk* and E4 Rogers wu-
dered around the hall as airly as the "Two
Little Girls in Blue" might amble through a
crowd of youthful admirers.
Hereafter, it Is safe to say, Ramsey county
Republican politics will be managed about
as Fred Schlffmarin, Dar Ree»e, Ell Warner
and Tim Sheehan direct.
Capt. Castle 0 did not mince words when al
luding to thd tactics by which the Clough
men won. He said, they were damnable, or
Col. Sam Lowenstein had not exhausted his
points of order when the convention ad
journed. Neither had Henry Johns.
Elmer McDanald) lost two Clapp delegates
in the Sixth, through the diablerie of the
Tarns Bixby, Tim Reardon and Harris Rich
ardson were conspicuous by not being in
Leon Chamberlain played the Joe Manley
role quite successfully. Then he subsided.
Capt. Joe Burger did not make a motion.
He wasn't a delegate.
Eli Warner the spring and Henry
Johns did the* rest.
Important Meeting: of G. A. R. Ladies'
Committee Tomorrow.
There will be a meeting of all sub
committees of the G. A. R. ladies' com
mittee at their headquarters at the Kitt
son residence, corner of Summit and
Selby avenues, tomorrow morning at
10 o'clock. There will be addresses by
gome of the citizen's committee, as well
as other prominent speakers. Music
will be in attendance and every effort
will be made to make the occasion inter
resting. The president, Mrs. R. M.
Newport, is especially desirous of a full
attendance. Chairmen are requested
to notify each member of their com
mittees and to ensure their attendance
if possible. Persons not members of
committees, but specially interrested in
the work are cordially invited to be
The Minneapolis branch of the W. F.
M. S. will hold an all day meeting at
Red Rock Thursday. In the morning
Rev. Mr. Sanderson of St. Paul will
deliver an address and in the afternoon
the speakers will be Mrs. Winchell of
Minneapolis, and Mrs. Woodstock of
The hop announced by Constellation
Chapter O. E. S. at Ramaleys pavilion
July 8, has been postponed to a date yet
to be announced. At that time all
friends 5f the chapter will be cordially
A very prety birth-day party was given
by Miss Florence fanning in honor of her
eighth birth-day at her home. 516 Canada
street, Saturday afternoon. The afternoon
was enjoyably spent in games, and refresh
ments were seived. Among those present
were the Misses Bonnie Bird. Marion Blakely,
Katie Cline, Florence Hishon, Katie Condon,
Sophie Kanntson, Estella Cline, Nina Dres
kel Ethel Young; Masters Arthur Williams,
Ralph Hishon, Willie Williams, Homer
Conan, Henry Young.
Among the many pleasant parties planned
for the Fourth is a barge party up the
Minnesota river to be enjoyed by Prof, and
Mrs. Colville. Mr. and Mrs. Whitridge, Miss
Sellick, of Minneapolis, Miss Grace, Dr. and
Mrs. Thompson and others.
Miss Edith Cline Ford leaves, July Bth, for
the Dakotas for a tour of from fifteen to
twenty engagements. Returning Aug. 1, she
goes from St. ,Paul to the Thousand Islands
to make a months' stay, during which she
will give a aeries of readings. Upon her re
turn in the fall, Miss Cline will go to Fan
bault to accept the position of teacher of
delsarte, elocution and reading at St. Mary's,
spending Wednesdays and Thursdays of each
week in St. Paul.
W. P. Abbott, who will be married, the last
of August, to Miss Mary Eastman, has taken
the Palms residence on Summit avenue for
a year.
Mrs. Chas. Webster, of Spokane Falls,
the recent guest of Mrs. George Anthony, of
Dayton avenue, has returned home.
Miss Benight, who has been visiting Miss
Marion Metcalf, has returned to her home
in St. Joseph, Mo.
Mrs. Homer Johnstown, of Green Bay,
Wis., is visiting Gen. and Mrs. Bishop at
Spring Park.
Miss Nellie A. Hope left /or Mason City,
lowa, last night, to fill a concert engage
Mrs. E. L. Sheply is confined to her home
with a badly sprained ankle.
Miss Shearer, of Portland avenue, returns
from Milwaukee today.
Miss Emily Cochrane will spend the sum
mer in Colorado.
Diphtheria is reported at 457 Capitol avenue.
William C. Hiboard was yesterday com
mitted to the Inebriate department of the state
hospital at Rochester.
St. Andrews church of Como will give a
picnic at Fetch's grounds, Chatsworth and
Union streets, July 4. AH friends are invited.
The Ramsey County Medical society held
its regular monthly meeting at the Ryan
last evening. Dr. Herbert W. Davis read
the paper of the evening, the subject of which
was "Some Cases of Infantile Mortality
During Labor, ajxd Their Treatment." A
general discussion followed.
Capt. Jeffreys will, give a kinetograph enter
tainment this evening at the Salvation Army
hall, 441 Wacoufca street. Some new and
beautiful selections-. will be given, and the
programme wi'l be not only instructive but
entertaining. Admissjon will be by ticket
only, the proceeds being devoted to the locai
work. ,'. ,
The .Populist congressional district conven
tion and picnic at: Russell Beach today will be
largely attended!. from this city. About 500
persons are expected ty> go from here and 300
from Stillwater., The St. Paul and Duluth
road will add a I^rge, number of extra coaches
to the regular morning train which leaves the
depot at 9, to accommodate the crowd.
■• -■ —t—i
W. H. Canfield and wife, of Fort Totten, N.
D., are guests at the Windsor.
George H. Russell and Arthur Harris, of
New York, registered at tbe Aberdeen yester
John Monaghan and Michael F. Chalk, gov
ernment boiler inspectors stationed at Duluth,
are in the city.
Mrs. A. W. Martin, Mrs. George Browne
and Mrs. B. H. Browne, of Tacoma, are guests
at the Aberdeen.
H. S. Judson, of Morris, M. J. Roach and
wife, of Graceville, O. M. Rowley and wife, of
Wyckoff, are registered at the Windsor.
Mrs. H. C. Hildreth, Mrs. J. R. Rahm, Miss
Rahm and Miss S. E. 'Rahm, of Towanda, Pa.,
are at tbe Ryan. They will return east via
Duluth and the Lakes.
A. C. Huidekoper and wife, of Meadville,
Pa., were at the Ryan yesterday. They will
remain here several days visiting local points
of interest and then make a tour of the Yel
J. B. Baker, Bismarck; J. W. Boyd, Ross
land, B. C; Mrs. S. Wyckoff, Miss Grace
Wyckoff, Mrs. T. H. Spencer and Miss Jessie
Higbee, LaCrosse, were registered at the Mer
chants yesterday. f
' Proclamation.
To Our Depositors and Others:
The next semi-annual interest term of
the Savings Bank of St. Paul commences
July 1, 1896. Deposits in sums of $5 and
upwards deposited on or before July 10, 1896,
will draw six months' interest Jan. 1, 1897.
One dollar deposits received. Fifth and
Jackson streets.
Property Owners Favor It on Cer
tain Conditions.
The board of public works received
word yesterday from the Robert street
property owners tttat they would with
draw all opposition, to the paving of
that street with asphalt from Third to
Eighth street, ijf the board would see
that all wires frvei* the street, save the
trolley wire, ars put under ground, and
that all sewerj water and gas con
nections are made, so as to ensure no
ripping up oC the new pavement.
The board has accordingly instructed
the city engineer ascertain all the
necessary information concerning these
matters, in order that the board may
submit a favorable report on the Im
provement to the common council.
Luxembnrger Picnic.
The winners of prizes at the Luxemburger
picnic were: Fat men's race, 'Fr. Chenaux;
married men's race, J. Marshall; single men's
race, D. Rles; boys' race, Nlckie Thill; mar
ried ladies' race, M. Broos; single ladies' race,
Josephine Funk; girls" race, first prize. Nana
Fahey: girls' race, second prize, Anna Thill.
Children Cry foi
Pitcher's Castorla.
It Is Proposed to Ralie $103,000
Which Has Been Placed Over
the Territory Named.
The board of public works completed
yesterday the assessment for Phalen
park. The land to be taken for the
park and the parkway around all that
portion of the lake within the city
limits amounts to 130 acres. The board
of public works has agreed upon a
valuation of the entire property, aver
aging about $1,000 an acre, which makes
the total valuation about $130,000 of
which the park board is to pay $22,000.
The proceedings for the condemna^
tion of Phalen park, and the assess
ment of benefits upon the property af
fected have been before the board of
j public works for nearly a year. The
board began taking testimony as to
values last August. All the parties in
interest, those owning the property to
be taken as well as the owners of the
property to be assessed, appeared be
fore the board. Many of the opposing
parties in interest were represented by
attorneys, one faction doing its utmost
to "boost" the value -of the land to be
taken to the highest notch, and the
other side trying to pull it down and
depreciate it to rediculously low
figures. The testimony as to the value
of many pieces of land frequently
ranged from $300 an acre to $3,000, and
in some instance the estimates of in
terested witnesses varied to even a
greater extent. Some of the owners
of the property to be assessed went so
far as to declare that the value of the
best land to be taken should be
measured by the amount of potatoes
it would yield. The hearings granted
by the board were numerous and pro
racted, covering a period of several
weeks. The hearings over with, the
board of public works took the matter
under consideration, but in conse*
quence of the hard times and the pres
sure of other business, the assessment
was not completed until yesterday.
After due consideration the board
determined upon an average value of
about $1,000 an acre, which amounts,
as already stated, to 130 acres. The
park is situated on the west and south
east side of the lake, and the driveway
commands all the shores of the lake
within the city limits. Towards meet
ing the total cost of the 130 acres, the
park board has already appropriated
the sum of $22,000, which is now in the
city treasury. The balance, amounting
to $108,000, which, together with the
costs and interest that will have to be
paid up to the date of the collection of
the assessment, will amount to nearly
$115,000. This is the sum to be raised
by assessment of the property benefited.
The assessment district is bounded as
follows: Beginning at the north city
limits and running south on Rice
street to Wabasha street, thence south
on Wabasha to Third, thence north
easerly on Third street to the east city
limits, thence north on the line of the
east city limits to the north city limits,
and then west on the line of the north
city limits to the place of beginning.
The board of public works, after a
period of arduous labor, has succeeded
in so spreading the assessment over
this large district —the largest ever
mapped out, save when the entire city
was assessed for Como park—that the
assessment will average about $3.50
per lot of 40 by 120 feet. The highest
assessment is $28 per lot of 40 by 120
feet, nearest to the park and lowest
assessment is $1 per lot of the same
size, furthest from the park.
The board directed the clerks to give
confirmation notice, which will contain
the owner's names, the descriptions of
their property, the amount allowed for
the land taken and the amount assessed
as benefits to pay for the same. When
the matter comes up for confirmation,
as it will within ten days after publica
tion, all parties in interest whose land
has been taken and who are not satis
fied with the amount awarded, will
have the right of appeal to the district
court. If the said amounts are not sus
tained by the court, the same will be
annulled as to said land, and new
awards will be made by the court, in
which case the board of public works
will be called upon to make a new as
sessment, if the award made by the
court is larger than that made by the
board of public works. On the other
hand, if the court sustains the award
of the board, the assessment will stand.
The park board still has control of
the whole matter. It can, if it sees fit,
annul the entire proceedings at any
time prior to confirmation, which can
not take place until ten days after pub
lication, and that means three of four
weeks hence, as the published mat
ters will fill twenty-two pages, at
least, of the official paper. But
when the assessment is once con
firmed by the board of public
works, then, under the charter, it is a
"good and sufficient condemnation."
It is quite possible that the park
board may request the board of public
works to defer taking further steps.
Park Commissioner Wheelock when seen
last evening said:
"I do not know how the other mem
bers of the park board feel about this
matter, but personally I should like to
see futher action deferred for a while.
I do not think this is the proper time to
confirm the assessment, and at the
next meeting of the park board, I shall
bring the matter to the attention of the
commissioners with a view to request
ing the board of public works to post
pone the confirmation."
Death of a Local Musical Instrument
John F. Lorenz, aged 25 years, who died
last Sunday at the residence of his mother,
Mrs. Magdalena Lorenz, 377 Iglehart street,
was an organ builder by trade and the son
of the late Joseph Lorenz, the former pro
prietor of the St. Paul Pipe Organ Manufac
j tory on Western avenue north. Mr. Lorenz
leaves a widow. The funeral will take place
tomorrow at Assumption church, and the
interment in Calvary cemetery.
Red blood comes by taking Hood's Sarsapa
rlila, and that is why Hood's Sarsaparilla cures
all forms of blood diseases. Remember
is the best—in fact the One True Blood Purifier.
Hnnri'c. Pi He cvr* 'wises, indmesiion.
& Co.
Successors to Field, Mahler A Co.
Losing Money on Silks
and Other Goods.
We are clearing- the stock of
Silks, Dress Goods, Imported
Wash Fabrics and all goods in
the Cloak Room. The time for
profit is past. We are willing to
lose money on some lines of
goods in order to begin the com
ing season with entirely new
stocks. Increased assortments
for Tuesday.
Silks for 38 Cents;
Worth up to $1.50.
Silk buyers for a hundred miles
around should profit by this sale. The
offering- consists largely of our regu
lar stock, but there's also a brand new
stock of about 75 pieces which we
bought from a manufacturer at less
than half cost of making.
Black Brocaded Taffetas.
Changeable Figured Silks and Satins.
Persian Taffetas.
Warp Printed Taffetas.
Fancy Dresden Crinkled Crepes.
Novelty Rustle Taffetas.
Persian Chinas in 4 and 5 color com
French Plaid Taffetas.
Black Bengalines.
And remnants of Highest Novelty
Silks, worth up to $2.00, all for 38
cents at 9 o'clock.
Silks for 75 Cents;
Worth up to $2.25.
Not remnants or useless short
lengths, but more than 100 pieces of
the best Silks that ever graced a silk
counter. No cast-offs or left-overs,
but the newest and handsomest Silks
you ever saw. Descriptions could not
do them justice. More than 100 pieces
—no two alike—at 75 cents a yard.
Many of them were thought cheap at
$2.25 a few months ago.
To make things still more exciting,
we'll throw in a new lot of Black
Black Taffetas, 85c quality, for 60
Black Taffetas, $1.25 quality, for
80 cents.
Black Failles, $1.00 quality, for 50
Black Satins, 85c quality, for 50
Black Peau de Soie, $1.25 quality,
for 80 cents.
Black Brocaded Taffetas, $1.25 qual
ity, for 70 cents.
For 25 Cents.
The entire stock of finest all
wool French Challis, 31 inches
wide, made by the best makers
in Europe, the kinds you used to
pay 60c for; all go for
25 Cents
a yard today.
For 10 Cents.
(In the Pomestic Room.)
A large shipment of Printed
Organdies, in stripes, figures and
Persian effects, fine cloth and
beautiful color printings, at
10 Cents
a yard today.
Bunting Flags,in all sizes, from
4 feet to 24 feet, standard quali
ties, at lower prices than any we
have seen advertised in St. Paul.
All Fancy Parasols at exact
manufacturer's cost. This in
cludes our extreme novelties, of
which there is only one of a kind,
Successors to Field, Mahler A 00.
The Oldest and Bssi AppiiitaJ Stiilh ii
the Northwest.
1860 C^^ggS22^ IB9S
69 and 101 East sixth Street,
Opposite Metropolitan Opera House.
"The New Ptioio"
Outdoor and commercial work a specialty.
%3T Mr. Zimmerman's Personal Attention 01
Appointments. Telephone Jj7l.
Office of Chief Q. M., Dep't of Dakota. St.
Paul, Minn.. June 1, 1896.—SEALED PRO
POSALS, in triplicate, will be received here,
or at the following named pcßts, and at
Helena, Mont., until 11 o'clock a. m., on July
1, 1896, and opened then, for furnishing and
delivery of such OATS, BRAN. HAY and
j 3TRAW, as may be required during fiscal
year commencing July 1, IS9€, at St. Paul
and Fort Snelling, Minn.; Fort Yates, N. D.,
Helena and Forts >ssiunibolno. Custer, Har
rison, Keogb, MisscuU, and Camp M«rritt,
Mont., end I'ert Yellowstone. TVyo. Instruc
tion:* turnishe'l on application hsra. or to th»
QuarTsmastera at various point* aaru«d.
Tho fovei-cment rtwerve* the right to ac
cept or rojpct toy or all proporaU, or »ar
j»rt thcrecf.-JOHN SIUPgON, Q. 11., U. ft,
A., Chief Q. M.
Fancy blueberries,
8 cents.
Fancy currants, per quart,
10 cents.
Fancy large Jumbo watermelon* each.
30 cents.
Choice fresh cherries, per quart,
14 cents.
Fancy bananas, der dozen,
10c and 15c.
Exfa fancy sugar loaf pineapples, each,
20 cents.
Fancy Oregon strawberries will be here tomor
row morning for your Inspection—nice for pre
A big snap. Just received, a lot of fancy
creamery butter, packed iv 3 auu 5 lb. jars, for
Tuesday, per lb. only
16 cents.
Choice sugar-cured bacoi?, per lb. only
8 cents.
Pure leaf lard, per lb. only
6 1-2 cents.
Fresh omens. 6 bunches for sc.
Radishes, per hunch, lc.
Lettuce, per bunch, If.
New beets. 3 bunches for sc.
"New carrots, 3 buucbes for sc.
Fancy Acme tomatoes, per basket,
20 cents.
Also fresh sweet corn, green sweet peas, wnx
and string beans, caulitlower, etc., at the small
est possible prices.
Seventh and Wabasha.
Guaranteed to Fit if Prop
er Size is Given.
We have made an arrangement with
one of the oldest and moßt reliable
Paper Pattern houses in New York,
which enables ua to offer our readers
standard and perfect-fitting patterns
of the very latest and newest designs.
These patterns are retailed In stores
at from 20 to 40 rents. We have made
arrangements wnereby we can offer
them at the extremely low price of li
A paper pattern of any size, of this
Illustration, may be obtained by send
ing your name and address, number
and size of pattern dfsirpd. together
with 10 cents for parr- nattern, to th#
Pattern Department of
St. Paul, Minnesota*
For Wai3ts: Measure around full
est part of bust, close under arm; rals«
slightly In the back, draw moderately
For Skirts: Measure around the
waist, over the belt; draw moderately
Printed directions accompany each
patttn, showing how the garment if
to be made.
When ordering pattern* for children
please also state age of child.
LADIES' WRAPPER—The charm of
this dainty wrapper lie 3 in the fact that
it is neat and serviceable as well as
extremely stylish. It Is made with a
fitted lining in the waist and possesses
a loose front and back gathered into
the ueck. The fullness of the back
falls unconfined to the hem, but the
front of the costume is given a very
trim appearance by straps coming from
the side seams. The fancy collarette
ia ornamented with a row of insertion
and a ruffle of lace to correspond. It
may be omitted If a perfectly plain
wrapper is desired. A turn-down col
lar gives a neat and comfortable finish
to the neck. The sleeves are decidedly
up-to-date. They are cut in the bishop
style, with the fullness at the wrists
confined by straight band cuffs. All
sorts of wash fabrics, as well as
challis, flannel, cashmere, outing cloth,
wash silk, China silk or foulard, can
be ufcpd for making; this costume.
20,606 —Ladles' Tea Gown or Wrap
per (with fitted lining, bishop sleeves
and collarette, which may be omitted)
requires for medium size twelve and
three-fourths yards of material twenty
two inchea wld*, eight and one-half
yards thirty-six Inches wide, or six and
one-half yards forty-eight inches wide.
Lining required, one and a half yards;
embroidery- represented, two and one
half yards; Insertion, four yards. Cut
hi six Bize3: 32, 34, 36, 38, 40 and 42
inches bust measure.
Ua now (iinooYory for '.he pcoapt, t«rxuAa«ui
euro of I*ilos in *v«ry form.
Kvary UiuUiUt Juu.t.

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