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CONCERTS PY EflD LITTLE INTEREST HI THE PRO GRAMMES AT KITTSON HOUSE. LIVELY TIME IS LOOKED FOR "WHEN CONSOLIDATION OF WOM EN'S SOCIETIES IS DIS CUSSED. IDEA IS NOT AT ALL POPULAR. W. R. C. and G. A. R. Ladles Dis pute the Wisdom of Gen.Walk er'» Subvention. "What they doln' in there?" asked the old lady of her veteran husband, as she raised herself on her tiptoes to gain a better view of the interior of the reception room at the women's head quarters yesterday, during the rendi tion of one of the programmes. "Oh, it's some women playin' on fiddles and things." replied the old man, as he turned away and gave his attention to the war flags. No wonder the old lady asked, for the hum of voices has been po great at the headquarters of late one could not hear any portion of the programme given, unless one stood di rectly before the participants. One young woman of the Daughter, of Vet erans was heard to reii._rK that when one heard applause and nothing else that was a recitation, and that when there was a noise and no applause that was a musical number. If the condi tions are not Improved, Mrs. Dorr, of the music committee, has announced that there will be no more musical programmes rendered at the headquar ters. This will be too bad, indeed, as the music has been one of the pleas antest features of the day, and has really been enjoyed by those attending, despite the confusion. The programme given yesterday be gan at 10 o'clock, and a half hour was devoted to music by the mandolin club. Miss Denney followed with the pretty waltz she has recently composed, and then there was a violin solo by Louise Taylor. The programme was short, and the last number was given by Miss Sand. *» • • The women's headquarters were crowded all day with home and out of town guests, and members of the re ception committee Were on hand to receive them and make them welcome as follows: Mrs. Albert Scheffer, chair man of the day, assisted by Mrs. J. Q. Adams, Mrs. Justus Rice, Mrs. Gheen, Mrs. T. T. Smith, Mrs. John Jackson and Miss C. Somers. Mrs. Newport was at the headquarters during the day. During the morning the Modoc Glee club, of Topeka, Kan., gave the women a delightful serenade. The members were Invited into the house and made very welcome. In the after noon Capt. Jack Crawford called, and, at the request of the committee, recited his poem entitled: "Why We Wear the Badge." Capt. Crawford is the guest of Albert Scheffer. The women in charge of the several rooms for the day were: Information Bureau— Mrs. Jaggard and Mrs. Stone, assisted by a committee of young women. Dining Room — Women from the Sixth and Eighth wards, Mrs. George Doran, Mrs. Charles Keeler, Mrs. Chas. Parker and assistants. D. of R.— Mrs. Gribben, Mrs. Muier, Mrs. Brill and Mrs. Lewis, of Minneapolis. D. of V.— Miss Perm, Miss Castle, Miss White, Miss Officer, Miss Sanborn, Miss Torrance, Miss Scheffer and Miss Rugg. W. R. C— Women from Minne apolis, Mrs. Sutton, Miss Leavitt, Miss Wass, Mrs. Mitchell, Mrs. Wass, Mrs. Vaughn and Miss Miller. In the after noon there was a musical programme. • • • There will no dopbt be an exciting session at the headpuarters of the W. R. C. and ladles of the G. A. R. when the matter of the consolidation of the two societies comes up. The scheme is one projected by Commander-in-Chief Walker, and is not favorably looked on by either society. The interests of the societies, while always relating to the good of the G. A. R., are hardly the same. The W. R. C. is an auxil iary to the G. A. R., and admits any loyal woman, while the ladies of the G. A. R. claim that inasmuch as its members are part and parcel of the G. A. R. there is no need of its being an auxiliary. The veterans, it seems, do not fancy the idea of there being two societies, and it is at their sug gestion that Gen. Walker proposed the consolidation. The veterans get a bit mixed as to their duties to the two societies. A member of the W. R. C. coming to them demands their co-oper ation along their line of work, and the promise is given to aid them all that can be done. Then come the ladies of the G. A. R., who ask, "Are we not your wives and daughters? Then do not we have a greater claim to your aid than those others?" Then it is a case of "What can the poor man do," to misquote a popular song. The women at the headquarters have learned a lesson from past experience, $50 to $75 SAVED By Purchasing i— — Tpjanol THIS IA/EEK. This is a Bona Fide Offer. Let every one wanting a Piano take advantage of thia great sale during G. A. R. week. ...NO RESTRICTIONS MADE... Every Piano in our warerooms, GHrIGKERINGS, FISCHERS, FRfIrNKIJNS, And Others at $50 to §75 reduction. mmjmk s bl, 20-22-24 W. stUf., St. Paul. 56 md 58 7th St. So., Minneapolis. and speak only with praise of each other, at the same time rejecting the idea of joining forces. • • • Windows about town on the line of march have been sold to speculating persons for $10 each, and will be re sold by the seat for this morning. Seats have been placed on all of the lawns along Summit avenue for the accommodation of guests for this morning's parade. • • • At the headquarters of the W. R. C. of Kansas the women are giving out enormous sunflowers, the state flower. • • • The Minneapolis and St. Paul chap ters of tbe O. E. S., gave a reception yesterday in their headquarters on Flf th street. Tbe chairman of the receiving committee was Mrs. Martha Gordon, who was assisted by I-ouise Jacoby, Louise Lyon Johnson, Sarah Milham, Gertrude Grewe, Millie Lee, Belle God frey, Mary Ainey, and others. » • • The John H. Williams Poet, of Berlin, Wis., has headquarters in Murphy's restaurant on Robert street. All mem bers of the post are requested to re port this morning to receive Instruct ions. The post will take part today in the grand parade under the command of M. H. Kerwln. • • • Reuben Warner is entertaining Gen. and Mrs. Palmer. • • • Prof. Henry W. Z. Siglar, of New berg, N. V., and formerly of Yale, is visiting Dr. Chas. E. Smith, of Mar shall avenue. Prof. Siglar has been for thirty years the successful manager of a boy's preperatory school in his home. • • • Gov. Ramsey is efitertaining Chap lain-in-Chief Iliff, of tbe G. A. R., and Mrs. Iliff. * * • Judge and Mrs. Rosseur, of St. Louis, are guests of Dr. and Mrs. Rudolph Schiffman, of Summit avenue. * • • Col. and Mrs. Jones have this week entertained Mrs. Mary Phelps Mon gomery, state regent of the Oregon D. A. R. • * • Prof. Espy, of Philadelphia, and Com mander-in-Chief H. A. Dodge, of Colo rado are guests of Maj. and Mrs. Espy. • • • A well known Dayton avenue woman became so excited over the day's events yesterday, that she locked her front door and pinned a note to her son over the door bell, saying, "John nie: The key is under the mat," and then took a car for the women's head quarters feeling assured that her home at least was safe from sneakthieves. * » • The neighbors in the vicinity of Oil man terrace have been in a great fever of excitement this week because many of the posts have headquarters in the building, and there are no curtains to the windows. One can't help wonder ing if the worried ones will sit up each night to see if the "horrid men" put out the lights before beginning to retire. • • • "My," said one of the guests at the Ryan yesterday as she and a companion pushed their way down the packed stairs, "what a crowd; there must be something going on." And as the two left the building to take a northern bound train, they probably wondered why people about them laughed. * * • "This is the handsomest decorated town we have ever had an encamp ment in," said one of the women of the W. R. C, at the Ryan yesterday. * • • The following committee had charge of the decoration of the receiving stands: Mesdames Robert Rantoul, Luther Newport, and Finch, and an assisting corps of young women. The design for the Summit avenue platform was an original one by Cass Gilbert and Clarence Johnson designed platform No. 4. * * • Among the ladies of distinction con nected with the Woman's Relief corps no one is more widely known than Mrs. Kate Brownell Sherwood, of Canton, O. Mrs. Sherwood ls the wife of Gen. Sherwood, ex-congressman from Mc- Kinley's old district, and editor of the Canton Register. Some of the most stirring poems of the war have been written by Mrs. Sherwood — poems destined to endure. These poems are favorites with elocutionists and at re citals, possessing, as they do, depth of sentiment, dramatic force and exceed ing sweetness of expression. Mrs. Sherwood, as president of the Ohio Sorosis, has achieved more than one triumph this year — notably so when the women of Ohio visited Maj. Mc- Kiniey at Canton, and at the Women's Day festival at the centennial anni versary of the city of Cleveland. • • * i Another lady greatly admired ln Women's Relief circles is Mrs. Louise Barnum Robbins, A. M., of Adrain, Possessed of refinement, sensibility and much learning, she adds to these graces the moving spirit of oratory, and her speeches in the legislative gatherings of the Women's Relief corps are noted as being among the best examples of eloquence. » * * Mrs. Elma Dalton, of Winfield, Kas., past department president, and a can didate for the national presidency, is among the prominent women visiting the encampment. Mrs. Dalton is the wife of Samuel Dalton, who served three years and eight months in the army, where he was disabled. Samuel Dalton Is an attorney, and his wife is one of the few women in the country who can boast of having been admitted to the bar. She was admitted to prac tice in 1890, and has since that time been a member of the law firm of Dal ton & Dalton. Mrs. Dalton is also an enthusiastic worker in behalf of woman suffrage, and much of the sen timent now prevailing in Kansas is due to her eloquence on the stump.* • • • Mrs. Carrie V. Sherriff, of Pitts burg, past national president of the Ladies of the G. A. R. and chairman of the Ladies committee during the Pitts burg encampment two years ago, is registered at the Ryan. • • • Mrs. Sophia E. Dodge, department president of New Hampshire, has ai rived, and is accompanied by ten del egates. • » * Mrs. H. Lizzie Foster, of New Hamp shire, past department president, is wearing the new department badge of oxidized silver. It is the state seal In a maltese cross, and contains the date of the organization of New Hampshire as a department, 1881. • * • The name of the N. H. W. R. C.'s only honorary member, John C. Line han, will be presented by the Depart ment of New Hampshire G. A. R. as their choice for commander-in-chief. New Hampshire was the flrst depart ment to arrive from the East. • * * Mrs. Florence O. McClelland, presi dent of the Abraham Lincoln corps of Chicago, and delegate from the De partment of Illinois, is at the Ryan with her husband. Mrs. McClelland is from a loyal family, as both her father ; and grandfather were in the army, as j well as every one of her male relatives. • • • Mrs. Emma R. Wallace, past na- I tional president, arrived over the Great | Western at noon, accompanied by Mrs. i Mary A. McCauley, of Olney, 111., pres- I ent president of Illinois, and Mrs. Min j nic M. Kyle, chief of staff, who is also chairman of reception committee Wednesday evening, Mrs. Lyde C. Palsgrove, president of Clara Barton Circle No. 5, of Clinton, 10., ls proud of her large circle, which numbers seventy-six members and thirty-four honorary members. She is at the headquarters of the Ladies of the G. A. R. • • • The department president of the La dies of the G. A. R. of lowa is Mrs. Aurilla E. Sherman, of Keokuk. Her circle (Belknap) raised laonejr to re- THE SAINT PAUL GLOBE: WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 2, 1896 i move the bodies of twenty-six soldiers buried in the potter's field at Keokuk, to the national cemetery at the same place. • • * Mrs. Catherine E. Hurst, of Louis ville, Ky., national president of the Ladies of the G. A. R., arrlevd this morning. • • » Mrs. Nellie Ross, national secretary Ladies of the G. A. R., ls at the head quarters at the Ryan. • * • Mrs, Shade, of the department of Pennsylvania, Ladies of the G. A. R., is a prominent candidate for the office of national president. • ♦ • Mrs. Wells, of Kansas, is a candi date for the office of junior vice pres ident, and her friends are sanguine, as she has many supporters among the Ladies of the G. A. R. • • • Mrs. Georgie Chambers, senior vice president Department of the Potomac, W. R. C, and Mrs. I. W. Ball, of the national committee on patriotic in struction, were greeting friends at headquarters this morning. • • • Mrs. Mary Munson, Mrs. Mary E. Brockway, Mrs. Parmlia Pay, Mrs. Jennie Eckhert and Mrs. W. M. Simp son, of the W. R. C, came on the train with 1,500 persons, 1.000 of them old soldiers from South Dakota. • • • A reception was given yesterday af ternoon from 3 to 6 at Bowlby hall, by the Minnesota Ladies of the G. A. R., to their visiting comrades and mem bers of patriotic societies. The recep tion committee consisted of the follow ing ladies: Mrs. Carrie Fletcher, presi dent; Mrs. R. L. Osgood, senior vice; Mrs. J. T. Macdonald, junior vice; Lizzie Rice, treasurer; L. Smith, secretary; L. Stein, president of Lin coln corps, Minneapolis; Julia E. F. Lobdell, president of Gettysburg circle; Mrs. Frances Hinkle.senlor vice of same circle, and Mrs. Julia Warrum, senior vice president of Gettysburg circle. One member from each circle in Minne sota was chosen on the invitation com mittee, making at least 20 members. Dainty refreshments were served dur ing the afternoon by the following young ladies, who presided over four beautifully decorated tables: Misses Ella Sampson and Edna Perkins, from Excelsior; Mabel Baird, Mac West, Millie Lavocat, Sarah Carroll, Ruth Birch, and Mabel Templeton, from Min neapolis, and Maude Warham, of St. Paul. The young ladies were attired in light colors, and made a charming contrast to the dark street dresses of the visiting ladies, among whom were: Miss Emma Mader, department sec retary of Kentucky; Mrs. C. H. Meade, past president of Ellsworth circle, and Mrs. H. Sole, past president of the same; Miss Laura Johnson, delegate at large from Omaha; Mrs. Gunlock, of Chicago, past national president; Mrs. Wethern, past president; Mrs. K. Hirst, the present incumbent and staff, and many department commanders from other states. . "The Colonnade,'-* Corner of St Peter and Tenth streets, has the most comfortable suites of rooms in the city; hot and cold water-, and elevator service. Prices moder ate. Apply to Luther S. Cushlng, 137 Endlcott Building, or to the superin tendent, on the premises. A FAMOUS PICTURE. Copy of James "Walker's "Assault on Resaca." There is an exhibition at Stevens & Robert son's, 69 East Third street, an engraving of the assault of the Third division of the Twen tieth corps at the battle of Resaca. The paint ing from which this engraving was made was done by James Walker, the celebrated historical painter, one of whose many great paintings adorn the entrance to the senate chamber at Washington. The sketches from which the painting was made were taken by Mr. Walker on the battle field the day of the fight. The figures of Major Generals Hooker, Howard and Sickles (who was a spectator) are easily recognized in the fore ground of the picture. The original order of formation of the division for the assault, as made by Gen. Butterfield and given to the staff before the opening of the battle, is repro duced; also a list of the regiments engaged and a map of the battlefield made the day after the battle by Blakeslee, a member of the One Hundred and Twenty-ninth Illinois. ls given with the picture. The proceeds of the sale of the picture are to be devoted to a statue of Gen. Hooker, to be placed on Look out Mountain. Bryan in Fireworks. "The Last Days of Pompeii" were given last night in a blaze of pyrotechnical display, and when Vesuvius broke forth old Pompeii trembled and burned ln Pain's most effect ive manner. William J. Bryan and his "crown of thorns" and "cross of gold" went off a little early in the programme, but the joke caught the crowd, and It took like a Nebraska prairie fire. If old Rome ever witnessed such athletic performances as were shown last evening it made the per formance none the less appreciated by the audience. Pompeii runs all week, corner University and Grotto, and affords an even ing's enjoyment ever to be remembered. HE "WAS A "KID." Minnesota lays claim to having had the youngest regimental officer during the war. His name is George W. Morey, ' and he lives in Minneapolis. In 1860 there was an effeminate-looking boy, who enlisted in the Eighth Wisconsin battery, only to be followed by his mother, who told the captain that the lad was but 14 years of age and that she needed him at home. The captain looked at the "kid," complied with the mother's request, and the future soldier soon felt the weight of the time-honor ed slipper. Not discouraged, however, by this allopathic dose of home-made medi cine for the war fever, the lad ran away again and went into the Eighteenth Wisconsin infantry. At Shlloh he was wounded and sent home, presumably to die. His father met him at Chicago and took him to Dv Quoin, In Southern Illinois. But the vigorous constitution of the boy pulled him through, and shortly after his con valescence he was to be found in the Sixth Illinois cavalry, where he earned promotion to the rank of sergeant major when but seventeen years, one month and two weeks old. It may be safely stated that boys of seventeen are not promoted to such positions unless there are cogent reasons for such promotion. .___. Four Months. Interest will be allowed Jan. 1, 1897 on sums of $5 and upwards deposited on or before Sept. 8, 1896. One dollar deposits received. The Savings Bank of St. Paul, Fifth and Jackson streets. m WEI.COMB. On the heights beside the river, By the great majestic river, In her beauty, calm and queenly, Walts our beautiful Saint Paul, Walts with smiles of summer sunshine, Walts with outstretched hands of greeting, Waits to echo royal welcomes From the cottage and the hall. Call her sons: "O, hasten, comrades, For the years are awiftly passing. And across our life's horizon Twilight shadows soon will tall. Don the bine, our badge of honor; Let us march once more together; Glowing hearts and cheerful camp-fires Bid you welcome to St. Paul!" Cry her women: "O, our brothers. We who kept your homes and children. Sang our lullabies with weeping — Saddened memories we recall; Yet for sake of those who came not. Came not though our hearts were breaking, Welcome, ye who fought beside them, To the firesides of St Paul." Sing the children: "O, ye heroes. Stories of your patient suffering. Stories of your deeds of daring, All our youthful hearts enthrall; So we chant our songs of welcome. Welcome to our brave old veterans. Welcome ye whose loyal presence Crowns with honor our St. Paul." Shout the people: "Welcome! welcome! Ring the bells from every steeple, Greet the brave with waving banners, Beat of drum and bugle call! Welcome those whose grand endeavors Purchased Freedom, kept the Union, Saved tbe flag, whose starry splendor Is the glory of St Paul." -Un, R. 1* Howell. WES. HILT IS AHEAD INDIANA WOMAN SI .10 MS TO LEG AI) FO*' THB W. H. C. PRESI DENCY. PAIR OF MINNESOTA WOMEN ARE FAVORABLY MENTIONED FOR OTHER OFFICES IN THE NATIONAL CORPS. STATE CORPS -HAVE QUARTERS. Nearly AH of Them Aire Bony Enter taining Their Friends Front Other Section*. Passing* through the corridors of the different hotels yesterday afternoon, through the crowds of veterans and their families, confused by the babel of voices, dazzled by the sight of glitter ing badges and the gay colors of flags and bunting, the importance of the en campment was realized in its full ex tent. Across almost every door huge banners mark the headquarters of some department of the different or ganizations. The parlor on the first floor of the Ryan hotel, opposite the staircase, is occupied by the women of the W. R. C. national organization. It was crowded all day yesterday by crowds of women and men from all over the country. Very little business was accomplished or attempted, the day being fully occupied with intro ductions, registrations and discussions. A council meeting, for the purpose of examining the books, collecting bills, etc., was held yesterday afternoon, at which the national officers presided. These, with the exception of the treas urer, Mrs. Bagley, who arrived Mon day, arrived yesterday morning. Mrs. Turner, the president, and the secre tary, Mrs. Reid, came with the Massa chusetts delegation at 7 a. m., and were busy all day, attending "recep tions, meeting friends and answering questions about the convention to be held the latter part of the week. Among the ladies who were present at the rooms yesterday were Mrs. H. L. .Foster, past national president; Mrs. E. H. Milham, chief of the staff, whom it is rumored will be considered for senior vice president; Mrs. Charlotte J. Cummings, past department presi dent .of Pennsylvania; Mrs. Henry Hasenwihkle, Minnesota department president, and Mrs. Ellen Walker. The reporter overheard a conversation be tween two prominent women as to proposing Mrs. Salisbury, of Minneap olis for senior vice president. She was spoken of very highly. Mrs. Hilte, of Indiana, is most talked of for presi dent. Another bit of business which will be attended to in the convention, is the discussion as to the advisability of semi-annual, or quarterly reports. The difference of opinion in the mat ter is great, some thinking the more frequent reports bring the members more closely together; others that it is unnecessary and a waste of time. A large book which stood on a table in the prettily decorated parlor was rap idly filling with names, and will proba bly be quite full before the end of the week. MINNESOTA. The headquarters of the Minnesota department of the W. R. C. are in the senate chamber of the state capitol, which is elaborately decorated for the occasion. The chamber is in charge of ten different aides of the department, some of whom are present there each day. The president, Mrs. Hasenwinkle. and the other officers were occupied yesterday with the decorations of the j Central Presbyterian church, where ! the convention will be held. It is hoped ! that Mrs. Hasenwinkle will run for an office this year in the nationaJ con vention. WISCONSIN. Wisconsin W. R. C. headquarters, room 278 Ryan hotel, were filled yes terday with a throng of excited and interested people. The president, Mrs. Lucinda Birchand, occupied a seat at a small table and was busy all day receiving visitors. Senior Vice Presi dent Mrs. Emma A. Herrick arrived Monday. The Junior vice is unfortun ately not here. Mrs. Alzerla Damunth and Mrs. E. Sheel, secretary and treas urer, were present during the day, and Mrs. P. R. Craig, past national president and counselor, from Viroqua, and Mrs. E. Little, chaplain from Portage. The main body started from Milwaukee yesterday morning and ar rived last night, but those mentioned preceded them. The president has been treasurer of the department for four years and secretary for one and is a woman of ability. NORTH DAKOTA. A large number of delegates, 200 or more, from North Dakota, have their headquarters at Hotel Ryan. Room 100. They arrived yesterday morning. The officers are: Mrs. K. G. Vallandlgham, president, from Valley City; Jennie Ball, senior vioe president; Martha Bigelow, Junior vice past presi dent; Mrs. Josephine Folsom, Fargo; Mrs. Mattie Ehrman, de partment secretary, and Jessie Gordon, treasurer. They wilL hold a reception today from 6 to 7 in their headquarters. Yesterday was occupied with regristra tlon and visiting. . SOUTH DAKOTA. About 1,500 members of the South Dakota delegation of W. R. C. ars lo cated in Room 124, Hotel Ryan. A large bunting flag is hung across one corner and other decorations are expected. They will have a candidate for national chaplain. Mrs. A. M. Pickler, wife of RHEUMATISM! f Results | from a Bad! Liver and j canYbe j Cured by Usfcig | Dr. J. H. McLEAN'S I LIVER AND KIDNEY BALM ! A Certain Remedy for! ; Diseases of the Liver,; ! Kidneys and Urinary j [Organs M Druggist*. Prk% $1.00 rV Bonk I Ths Dm. 4. H Mclum M-eiet*B Ce. | »T. LOUIS, liO. Congressman Plckler. The officers pres ent are: Mrs. Adine Connor, president, from Hot Springs; Mrs. S. M. Lucas, treasurer; Mrs. Carrie Cleveland, secretary, has not yet arrived, but is expected on every train. Mrs. J. M. Owen, past secretary, and Mrs. T. C. Molton the delegate at large, with her alternate, Mrs. S. B. Abbott, of Milwaukee, are here. The train which arrived yesterday morning with the party was decorated and music ac companied it. IOWA lowa is in full force at Hotel Rvan. She will have twelve delegates and twenty-eight voters in the convention. The W. R. C. of this state will indorse and are working to elect Mrs. Hitt to the presidency. "She seems to be the universal choice," said one lady. The room yesterday looked rather bare but the decorations had not yet arrived. The officers who have arrived are Mrs. Helen R. Griffith, from Mount Pleas ant, the president of the department, Etta Chamberlin, Junior Vice, Florence Griffith, Secretary Helen E. Longley Treasurer and Chief of Staff Melissa Van Horn. These arrived in a special train from Ottumwa, KANSAS. Kansas headquarters are one im mense sun flower. Everywhere the state flower is in evidence. At one end of their room in Hotel Ryan, a huge banner is displayed, which merits description. It is of silk, made by silk worms hatched in the state. Every bit of the silk is woven and the work done in Kansas. The delegation about 300 " strong arrived Monday afternoon. The special train from Kansas was decorated with the state flower, flags and bunting and the famous Modoc quartette accompanied them. The boys may be known by their flag neck ties and white trousers— so the ladies say but there are others. Mrs. Chase, de partment president, ls a charming old lady and her daughter, Miss Belle, the secretary, scarcely less so. They are from Hiawatha. Two past presidents were also present yesterday, Mrs. Em ma B. Alrlch and E. M. Wood. Mrs. Alrich is still a member of the execu tive board, and ls not a stranger in St. Paul, either, having been here at the meeting of the National Editorial association ln 1891. Mrs. Alrich is ac companied by her daughter, both of them being associated with the Caw ker City Public Record, the editor of which is Mrs. Alrich's husband. The Kansas delegation occupies room G, parlor floor. NEBRASKA The Nebraska delegation arrived in St. Paul 11 a. m. yesterday morning. Their headquarters are at the Ryan. There are about 280 members and seven delegates. Their trip was de lightful, being with the Colorado dele gation. The car was decorated pro fusely with the department banner and real corn, such as, one woman said, "they only raise in Nebraska." The official badge worn by most of the ladies was a white satin ribbon with sprays of golden rod, the state flower, painted upon it, and the name of the department beneath. The officers pres ent yesterday were: President, Mrs. Cecilia Condon, of Pawnee City; sec retary, Mary B. Cooke, of Lincoln, and Anna F. Church, treasurer, Emily Deanworth, past president, from Lin coln. COLORADO. The state of Colorado, one of the largest in territory, has yet one of the smallest delegations present in this city. Due partly to the great distance and Increased cost of the trip. There are about twenty present. Ten came yesterday morning by the official train. They are allowed seven delegates to the convention. The officers, Mrs. Mary Carr, past department and na tional Inspector; Mrs. Laura Dodge, past president; Mrs. T. T. C. Dwlnnel, department president from Colorado Springs; Mrs. Fannie Harden Jr., vice president, were present at the head quarters on the second floor of the Ryan hotel. The department secretary and treasurer were unable to come. The Colorado department ls ln a very flourishing condition. There are forty two crops in the state and about 1,500 members. CONNECTICUT. The Connecticut delegation arrived Tuesday morning via the North westi crn road and are quartered at the Hotel Ryan. The officials are Com mander O. W. Cornish, Dr. L. Jewett, medical director ; Quartermaster Lom bard and Adjutant Wilsey. Several of them are accompanied by their wives and lady friends. The Women's Re lief corps of Connecticut ls represented by Mrs. Arnold, president; Mrs. Wright, secretary; Mrs. Jewett and Mrs. Bodge, past chaplains, and many others. Their headquarters are at 197 East Ninth street. ' INDIANA. The Indiana delegation, like all the others, was quiet yesterday save for meeting friends and holding social dis cussions. The W. R. C. headquarters at Hotel Ryan, were full of members registering and introducing. Mrs. Ag nes Hitt is the most talked of woman for national president. Other officers present were Mrs. Mary A. Simms, president from Frankfort; Mrs. Mary Brambaugh, secretary, and Mrs. M. Traverß, counselor. All the delegates have not yet arrived. The principal subject of conversation here is Mrs. Hitt's candidacy. It is believed she will win. The badge, a white satin ribbon, with Columbia printed on it was much in evidence. Two handsome banners with the patriotic salute donated by Capt. Foster, of Indianapolis, and a large flag by the Frankfort corps adorned the room. MASSACHUSETTS. Massachusetts W. R. C. has a full delegation, with headquarters at Wind sor hotel, rooms 3, 5 and 8. The official train, with a large number of delegates, and the national president and secretary came yesterday morning. The depart ment officers, Mrs. H. E. Brigham, piesident; Secretary Miss M. E. Eliot, Dr. Anna M. Dame, of the executive beard, and Mrs. Dorcas Lyman, in spector; Mrs. M. A. Gilman, past presi dent; Mrs. E. Clark, Mrs. Emma Lowd, S. A. Parker, counselor, and Mrs. Berley and Wales, past presidents, were present ln the rooms yesterday. Several past presidents in the habit of attending were missed. Mrs. L. A. Fuller and Mrs. Y. Barker, two of the trio who founded the order of W. R. C, were unable through ill health to be present, it being the first time since the organization that they have missed an encampment. The department offers no candidates this season, but has had its share in the past. A reception was held there last evening. TENNESSEE. The Clarendon hotel holds the Ten resse and Vermont W. R. C. delega tions. The former came yesterday morning on a special over the Big Four. Mrs. Hale, daughter of the fa mous Parson Brownlow, accompanied them. Also the department officers. Mrs. Allda Rule, the president, ls the daughter of William Rule, the editor of the Journal. She ls press corre spondent to her father's paper. Other officeis are: Anna M. Johnson, secre tary and press correeponent; Jenni-. Case, past president and treasurer; M. E. Pattlson, chaplain; H. A. Pitt, in spector. VERMONT. The Vermont delegation, which oc cupies a room close to Tennessee, con tains about 200 people. They gave a re ception in their rooms last night. The room was beautifully decorated yes terday afternoon with streamers and gay bunting and a banner with coat of arms. Officers present were: Mrs. A. L. Putnam, president; Florence Gates, secretary and vice president. The sec -retary and treasurer were not able to attend. I—-*m1 — -*m- For Nervous Women. Horsford's Acid Phosphate. Dr. J. B. Alexander, Charlotte, N. C, says: "It is pleasant to the taste, and ranks among tilt heat of nerve toalM tor nervous tomatos." 1 r^jrif* mmAmrmm.' § j Furniture 1 $ For the same prices you will pay for inferior goods else- 22 ® where. GREAT REDUCTIONS in Prices: M l A $35.00 Grand Rapids Chamber Suits $25.00 _| 2 $100.00 Grand Rapids Chamber Suits $70.00 ? h -. $25.00 Chamber Suits $18 00 s_f W $20.00 Chamber Suits .... $|6]()0 3/ (0 $4.00 Leather Seat Dining* Chairs $2*75 17 A $2.00 Cane Seat Dining" Chairs $I*so C^l 2 $1.00 Cane Seat Diners ' 75 L 9 A 75 Wood Seat Diners "cq 1^ ;f| 50 Cobbler Seat Rockers $250 7__ *.?f 100 Center Tables to close at greatly reduced prices ' 17 9 25 Hat Racks at ONE-THIRD OFF. S# We have a car of the best IRON BEDS made— the best made %S and finished. They are smooth Beds. They go like hot cakes, as Zlk they can be had for less money than you will pay for inferior ?2 SBeds elsewhere. Our Iron Beds are smooth and nicely finished. ® EXTENSION TABLES and SIDEBOARDS at bargain ® prices. If you,K*uita»#ood piece ..qI Furniture of any kind you 2.9 ; .. should see our goods and prices. 1 J j DE COSfER&OARK CO. I Si 375 and 379 Jackson Street. J 2 CROWD IS GROWIf.G Continued From Second Page. the trains have arrived today, St. Paul will contain a cosmopolitan people hailing from every town of any im portance in the United States. GEN. SHERMAN'S POST. Fine Showing Made by Ransom Post of St. Louis, Ransom Post No. 181, St. Louis, lg one of the favorite visiting organizations. Its mem bers are feted and entertained, and the post is in demand at all gatherings. They make merry and receive friends at the Windsor, and have the finest headquarters ln the hotel. Ransom post, though but thirteen years old, ls one of the largest and wealthiest Grand Army bodies in. the West. Its organ ization was effected for Gen. W. T. Sherman. In 1883 Gen. Sherman was retired and re moved to St. Louis. All existing posts were anxious to have the honor of enrolling the name of the old warrior. Finally a new post was organized and Gen. Sherman was ohosen commander. At the request of the new commander the post was named after Maj. Gen. T. E. G. Ransom, and a valuable painting of Gen. Ransom presented by Gen. Sherman was the first common property of the new organization. Ransom post has a membership of 550 old soldiers. Its enrollment comprises the names of some of the best-known and wealthiest merchants and professional men of St. Louis. Sixty members are in St. Paul and are en tertaining and being entertained in a sump tuous manner. The commander is George A. Newcome. Last night Ransom post called on Mrs. Mary Logan at the residence of Maj. Tucker on Holly avenue, and later attended the ladles' reception. Everywhere they were royally welcomed. The famous "Howlers," the post's musical mascot organization, were vociferously received at the reception, encore after encore being demanded. Senior Vice Commander M. M. Clark parted with his badge to please Mrs. John P. Rea, wife of Pftst Commander Rea, and who proudly wore tho colors of the banner Missouri organiza tion. Ransom post has some members whose experiences in war are little short of marvel ous. None is more Interesting than that of Capt. E. W. Carter, officer of the day, who modestly refrains from discussing private affairs. Capt. Carter was so badly wounded that while being borne from the scene of conflict the surgeon of the field hospital or dered that he be left by the roadside and the stretcher used for some other unfortunate who was not beyond human assistance. But Capt. Carter did not propose to be abandoned to die. A friendly hospital assistant gave the captain a revolver, and at the point of the weapon the wounded man compelled tho at tendants to carry him to the hospital. He was many months ln the surgeon's hands, but eventually recovered. Ransom post, at the request of Gen. Sher man, was guard of honor at tha general's funeral. Gen. Sherman died ln New York, and a detail of Ransom post met the funeral car at Pittsburg, escorting it to St. Loufs. The membership roll, which is a distin guished one, bears no more honored names thon those of the six veterans whose deeds of valor won for them medals of honor con ferred by congress. The nation's lawmakers are not lavish with such gifts, and the fact that Ransom post has six veterans thus hon ored speaks volumes for its membership. Ransom post has two officers of the regu lar service upon its muster roll. Ma]. Eugene A. Carr, U. S. A., is a member, and Maj. S. H. Woodruff, who is stationed at Ft. As slnabolne on the Canadian frontier. The post brought their own band with them and serenades are a regular pastime. They hon ored the newspapers with a call yesterday noon and visited Columbia Post of Chicago at their quarters in the Ryan. The band Is the White Huzzars of Alton, 111. Thirty young business men compose its membership and they have won many prizes at band concerts. Ransom post has attended every national en campment for the past ten years, taking their own band with them. KENTUCKY AND BUFFALO. They Both Serenade the Globe With Their Drum Corps. The F. C. Miller drum and fife corps, Newport, Ky., passed the Globe of fice last evening and seeing a large picture of Henry Watterson displayed on Newpaper Row immediately formed into line and marched into the Globe counting room where they proceeded to stop all business of the office for at least ten minutes with Southern airs on fife and drum. After they had cheered the newspaper boys up and. stirred patriotic thrills in their bosoms they were given a hearty welcome and asked to spend the next few moments in blowing wreaths of smoke from fragrant Havanas that were passed among them, which they proceeded to do and went on their way rejoicing to the merry tune of "Old Dixie." Early in the morning the Buffalo drum corps, which is composed of the oldest drummers In the country, on_ of them having been a member since 1840, serenaded the Dally Globe, and Incidentally invited all present to stop off at Buffalo ln 1897, where they would be ready to welcome them at the next G. A. R. encampment. For "Old Boys" the Buffalo drum corps keeps the most correct time of any In the city and they and the "Duke of Yorkshire" are one of the attractions of the en campment. Cleveland Pout Ofwc* > Cleveland, Cuyahoga Co., Ohio, tf^sm- Office of the I'o«tnui»ter \ Feb. ai, !»»•; aW&^£m± W Judge JOhFc. HUTCHINS |W|| I HAVE used JOHANN HOFF'S Malt j^ttj^ jji~ Extract In my family for some time, *$mW7m3<W^b&:M&' and the same has given entire satisfac- '•*%£ I Vj»PW^««fe tion. I regard it as the best constitutional tonic now in the market and do not hesitate _Hra_* to recommend Its use to those who may ™'^"^X^ff ''/fr feel tho need of such* tonic. I am, I ■■■ Yours very truly, JOHN C. HUTCHlNSTPostrnaster. ■IMtW * MBNDBLMN CO., **• Ag.sU. Hnr Y»t*. DAUGHTERS OF VETERANS They Will Meet Today at Sixth and Robert, _____ w a , U _ ghters , ot _ Ve teran« under Mrs. Allen Walker, arrived Monday night. The or ganization consists almost entirely of young f I o _ !_? c , co _ vention begins this morning at Red Men's hall, Sixth and Robert streets, _ na c a / ece Ptlon ls to be held this evening at headquarters. Their rooms are in the Kyan hotel and they also have a room at headquarters. The officers that were present yesterday were: Mrs. Walker, president; Miss S. Kein Vail, secretary; Mrs. T. J. Allen treasurer; trustee, Mrs. Monroe, from Massa^ cfcusetts. A council meeting corresponding 1 ?* . W ' R ' C ' and G * A * R * ladies was held at 8 o'clock yesterday. Miss Gladys Foster, of Hiawatha, Kan., as chairman of trustees, had the securing of their pleas ant quarters to arrange for. About twenty young ladles are here from Illinois, Ohio. Kansas; Nebraska and Missouri. Among the Visitors. Col. Alexander Goldsmith, of Milwaukee accompanied by his wife and daughter Mi*l C. Merkel, are In the city. Col. Goldsmith was the flrst Israelite who enlisted at Chicago In the early part of April, 1861. His brother, who Joined the day following, was killed in the battle of Stone River, Dec. 31, 1862. He is a prominent member of the G. A. R., hav ing served as aide-de-camp on the staff ot Commanders-in-Chief Warner, Palmer and Adams; has been a national delegate from the department of Missouri for two years; com mander of George C. Drake Post, Milwaukee, and ls a representative to this encampment from the department of Wisconsin. He is also vice president of the Nineteenth Illinois Infantry Veteran club, of Chicago, his old regiment. Mrs. Goldsmith has been treasurer and T. and T. officer of the department of Missouri W. R. C. for two years, president of Corps No. 19, St. Louis, and at present presiding officer of Corps 66, Milwaukee. Col. and Mrs. Goldsmith are the guests of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Tuckett, -.eO Charles street. Augustus W. Mennlg, national aide-de camp and representative to the national en campment from Allentown, Pa., arrived yes terday with a large excursion over the Bur lington. Department Commander Judge Al fred Darts, of Wilkesbarre, Pa., was one of the number, as also were Comrades Milton Focht, Edward Biehl, John Knerr, William S. Knauss, Frank Hersh Sr. and Daniel Schnooyer, all of Allentown, Pa. Among the visiting railroad men in the city Is William Henry Harrison, Jr., who ls a travelling passenger agent of the Mobile & Ohio road with offices at Dcs Moines. Mr. Harrison modestly stated that Benjamin Har rison, ex-president of the United States. claims to belong to the same family as he himself does. Thomas Fairbanks, of Hokah, Minn., ls the guest of his daughter, Mrs. Carrigan, of Courtland street. He is 79 years of age to day. His father was ln the war of 1812 and also served seven years in the Revolutionary war. His son, Robert, and three sons-in law served In the Civil war. Briard F. Hill, of Chicago, Northern pas senger agent of the Nashville, Chattanooga & St. Louis railroad, accompanied the Chicago veterans to St. Paul. Comrade F. Achtenhagen. of Rank and File Post No. 240, Milwaukee, is renewing ac quaintance with survivors of the Third Wis consin cavalry. Henry P. Fischer, state factory inspector of Wisconsin, with headquarters at Mil waukee, is among the visitors from the Bad ger state. Col. Jas. R. Chamberlain, of Rochester, N. V., is the guest of G. L. Beardslee, of Fair mount avenue. Mrs. L. P. Dean, of Gowanda, N. V., ls visiting A. H. Gregerson. of East Sixth street. S. D. Webster, of St Louis, ls with the St. Louis veterans. Mrs. Ed McCormick. of Winnipeg is visit ing friends and attending the fair. Miss L. W. Choate, ot Winona, is spending the week with Mrs. A. P. Moss, of Selby avenue. Mrs. W. I. Larash and son Leon, of Rush vllle, 111., are visiting friends on Dayton ave nue. ROBERT K. EVANS DEAD. Important Witness Against H. B, White Suddenly Expires. Robert K. Evans, a contractor, living at 1549 Minnehaha street, Hamllne, died suddenly at his residence yester day morning from heart disease. Mr. Evans has been subject to the attacks of the ailment from which he died for some time and while seated in a chair yesterday morning suddenly expired. The deceased was fifty years of age and leaves a wife and two grown chil dren. He was a member of Acker Post G. A. R. and Midway Lodge A. F. and A. M. Mr. Evans was the principal witness in the case of H. B. White, who is charged with attempting to murder Tillie Schrumpf several weeks ago. Mr. Evans had just passed the house where the attempted murder occurred and hearing the shots ran back and wrested the revolver from the hands of White, who was about to fire an other shot at the woman. TO HANG A PAIR. That Is What BfcLeod County Peo ple Want. Attorney General Childs left yester day for Glencoe, where he will assist the county attorney in the prosecution of the murder cases against Musgrave and Cinqmars, who are charged with killing Sheriff Rogers of that place In June. The defendants have engaged W. W. Erwin to defend them.