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S(*_INT PfIUL. LOCAL NEWS NOTES. I). T. Longstreet, assistant general man ager of street railway system of the City of Mexico, is at Hotel Metropolitan. The schedule cf the assets and llablllte. of Alba I). Palmer, filed in the district court yesterday, show that the assets are ?1,020, and the liabilities $1,836. A mass meeting of the organized unem ployed will be held this afternoon at 3 o'clock in Assembly halls, to discuss "How Can .Ye Employ the Unemployed?" Addresses will be made by Adolph Paradis and P. It. Hays. Among the arrivals at the Metropolitan ycst.rd.nv were: J. S. Wallace and wife. Winnipeg, Mont; It. Schott, Watertown, Wis.; Mrs F Flint Chicago; L. C. Plummer, Bos ton Mass.: H. J. Sein and wife, Waupon, Wi3. ; Col. J. A. Barry, New York. CRITICISES OFFICERS. Effort Made to Secure Warrants for Two Policemen Application was made in the inun'cipal court yesterday for warrants of arrest for Sergeant .Joseph Davis and Patrolman Joseph Keating. .Judge Twchy declined to _car ihe grounds of the applications, bu. the matter is net vet definitely settled and today an other more formal proceeding may be insti tuted by which the polic.ni n may b_ brou nt before the tribunal aa pri. iners, charged wi.n an often, against th law. The roller unusual state of ali-irs grows out of tbe arret ,„ : William Smith, at Fort Snoiling las. Satiii__.y night on the charga of cruelty to animals. According to ihe '.tate iiM.it of M. .1. Costello. Smith's attorney, his client wa. a*, cd by the policemen -and the warrants, if procured, will charge Ser geant Davis with assault ani battery aiid OfilcT Keating with assault. Smi* liv.s on Montreal avenue. The day _i his urn st he dro.e t- Fort Snelling and leaving M. horse, the attorney says, in the ho:el .tat.-, returm i to I wn. Later he went back to the hotel and secured his horse with the intention of driving home. Before starting, howtvtr it is _a_l ha ! d the inrsc outside of the hotel fcr ;• m ment to go inside end purchase some teh c Patrolman Keating came along at this time, it is alleged, and told -'■ '.'•■ to ..istiie: his horse, it is claimed thai the weather was not severe o:i the eyen i . in question and that Smith refused to , i the offi i r's i : : ' r, explaining, it i. said, thai he w< u'.d be gone but a short time. Sin lii says he did act consume more than one minute iv the purchase of the tobacco, l.ii! that when he cams out of the hotel Patrolman Keating placed him under arrest. Smith refused to go with the police, his at torney says, and clung to the post to which the horse was tied. Then, it is claimed Officer Keating took him by the collar and attempted to jerk hi n: -way, subjecting him to rough physical treatment and tearing the coal nearly oft of Smith's hack. At about this juncture Sergeam: Davis reached the scene and took a hand in the pro • ■tltn.s by ling Smith's h:t:._s with a clufc or "billy," to make him let go of the pj.t. It I? said that Smith insisted that he had done nothing to warrant arrest, but that be was finally landed at the central station aid locked up on tbe charge of cruelty to ani mal-' II is further claimed that the police took charge of Smith's horse and tuggy after he was arrested a_d that ln -one way the horse ran away, sustaining consld raole injury and smashing the buggy, 't ■- said Sm'.lh could not find his horse for two days. Smith according to his attorney, was ...llged to get Dr. Stamm to dress the wounds pro duced on h* . hands by Sergeant Davis. When engaging btmself to defend Smith last Tuesday the attorney says he at once soughl flerk Conroy, of the police court, Tor information as to whether or not he could get warrants for the arrest of Sergeant Davis and Patrolman Keating, but was re- Tern d to the city attorney. Yesterday, when Smith was arraigned for trial, he says he asked Judge Twohy to hear Smith's story relative to the treatment he had received, as" t was desired to ask the court to Issue warrants but the court declined to go into this ohase of the matter until he heard the _vid< nee of the policemen on the cruelty charge Thia charge was then taken up. but - «s dism'ssed, and Smith released upon mo tion of Attorney Costello. who urged that tho complaint filed in the case was lnsuffi elent to constitute an alleged offense upon which Smith could be tried. The request for warrants for the arrest of the policemen was not afterwards renewed, but Smith's attor ney says he wil* hold a consultation with his client today regarding what, if any, fur ther steps will be taken in the matter. He lavs he has advised Smith that he has a case against Sergeant Davis for assault and bat ter v against Patrolman Keating for assault, .nd 'grounds against both officers in civil ac ,-.„, both fcr raise Imprisonment and for the damage to the horse and buggy. To Teacher, nnil Student!.. On December 15 to IS inclusive, the ■WisCOi sin On t ral lines will sell holi day ex« ursion tickets to points in Can ada " (tnn fare for the round trip. For tickets ard ail information apply at the City T— -k et Office, No. 373 Rob .rt street, and Union Depot. Herman Brown, City Ticket Agent. MODIFIES THE ORDEK. Cox. Clouffh Listen* to Minneapolis Base lial! Militiamen. Gov dough has modified the gen eral cider of Gen. Bend as to indoor base ball, so far as Minneapolis is con cerned. The order will stand, how ever, for the other parts of the state. The governor says that Gen. Bend is sued Hie order in good faith, thinking it was the wish of the different colo nels. There has been a good deal of serious trouble in Duluth over indoor base ball, ar.d in St. Paul, too. Batchers' Inion Meeting. The Butchers' union held Its meeting last night, which was well attended. Eight new members were initiated. After routine busi ness was transacted the progress of arrange ments for the annual ball wa3 discuss.d. The committee repCTted everything in tip-top shape. The pi i/.._ secured for the picnic sports, which were not contested for because of the rain, will be disposed of. The license c in mittee was instructed to see that the Sunday law was carried out in regard to having all meat markets closed Sunday. Latest Map of Alnska. The very latest and best map of Alaska is that of the Northern Pacific Ral way. Send 2 cents postage tc Chas. S. Fee, General Passenger Agent, St. Paul, Minn., for copy second edition of 'Key to the Klondike" just from the press this week. New matter — new Illustrations. I?. _ Cents A dozen for Fresh Eggs. Every one guar anteed. 8 Cents A pound for Full Cream Cheese. 24 Cents A pound for Very Best Creamery Butter. II Cents A pound for Fancy Brick Cheese. 10 Cents A pound for the Very Best No. 1 Torsi. Stock Fish. 10 Cents A can for Fancy Canned Peaches. These are sliced Peaches for Cream, and in heavy syrup. 6 Cents A can for Good Sugar Corn. 5 Cents For 4 pounds of Washing Soda. 50 Cents A bushel for Best Potatoes. 15 Cents A peck for Cooking Apples. 9 Cents A pound for Good Mince Meat. 20 Cents A gallon for Pure Sweet Cider. 12^C MARSHMALLOWS. 12#C Soft. Cream Marshmallows, Vanilla flavored. You are liable to pay _0c a pound elsewhere. Our price today, 12 1 / _c a pound. MEATS. Fresh Pork Shoulders, per lb Gc Fresh Pork Loin Roasts, per lb 7c Fresh Pork Chops, per __ 8c Fresh Pork Sausage, per lb 8c Salt Pork, per lb 7c 22*. Cents A pound for Fresh Herring. 8 Cents A pound for Smoked White Fish. CEGARS. The Celebrated 10c Ada Rehan Brand Cigars for sc, at our Cigar Counter. A new lot of Cremo Cigars, 25 in a box, on hand now for Christmas, at $1.13 per box. Climax Tobacco, per lb., 32c J. M. SCHNEIDER, OF SOUTH PARK, LOSES HIS __IFE WHILE INSANE. WANDERED FROM HIS HOME, AFTER DIVESTING HIMSELF OF EVERY STITCH OF HIS CLOTHINd. "WANDERED A MILE IN THE COLD. Was Tracked by the Footprints in the Snow— A Terrible Ex perience. J. M. Schneider, of South Park, came to his death in a frightful manner dur ing the hours between midnight and dawn yesterday. While temporarily in sane he got out of bed, took off every vestige of clothing, and wandered off | half a mile, where he was found at ! 7:30 in the morning frozen to death. Schneider was of the Arm of J. M. : Schneider & Co., saloonkeepers at South Park, and was subject to fits. A year ago, In November, while suffer ing from one of these attacks and also typhoid fever, he got out of bed ln the night, dressed in his underclothes and ran to the stock yards, but was fol lowed and taken care of. The exposure, however, nearly cost him his life. Saturday night he awakened the in mates of the house of J. J. Grisim, his partner, over the saloon, where he slept, by a loud moaning and hollering. He was discovered lying on his back with his feet in the air and frothing at the mouth. Mr. Grisim shook him, and finally brought him to his senses, when he asked to be let alone, as he "wished to supper alone," and asked for a clergyman. He was induced to go to sleep, however. Wednesday night he slept with Fred Grisim, who missed him at 5:30 in the morning, when he awoke, and, on seeing his clothes in the room, the truth was surmised, and a search made immediately. The freshly-fallen snow showed his tracks plainly, and he was tracked half a mile south to "Swede Hollow," where the tracks passed twice throueji a large culvert under the road, and finger marks could be seen on the walls. At one end he had lain or fallen down in the snow, then got up and walked around in a circle close to a house, but he was not heard by the inmates. From there he could be plainly tracked up the side of the bluff through the scant brush, and where he fallen the last last time he had evidently staggered and fc-11 through some brush, tearing the flesh. Blood can be seen on the twigs. The snow and dirt showed evi dences of a final struggle, and then he stretched himself on his back, turn ed his face to one side, straightened out, and drew his arms upon his breast. A large initial ring was a con spicuous object on the third finger of the right hand. The feet look as if they had been frozen stiff, while he yet walked around, and hands, ears and extremities suf fered in the same manner. His head, arms and lower limbs were bruized and bleeding, and his experience must have been a terrible one. He was thirty-five or forty years of age. unmarried, and his parents live at Hastings. He has been in business at South Park for three or four years. His father accompanied the coroner up from Hastings yesterday afternoon, and wa._ overcome by the sad endin° of his son. The body was removed to an undertaking establishment at St. Paul. P. P. ISN'T SATISFIED. Move to Secure the City Printing for Another Year. All the business before the assembly at the regular meeting last night was disposed of in half an hour, and .be eight members then adjourned to the Metropolitan to witness the perform ance of "The Heart of Maryland." All the members, with the exception of President Arosi. , answered to the roll call, and Vie? President Craig presided. A ( ommunietaion was received from T. F. Thomas, secretary of the St. Paul Trades and Labor assembly, un der date of Dec. 13, reciting resolutions passed by that body Dec. 10, in which it is stated that the union has a griev ance against the St. Paul Dispatch, and asking the assembly to appoint a committee to hear this grievance be fore electing a city printer this year. The communication was received and filed without being read. It was stated by one of the city of ficials that the communication from the Trades and Labor assembly was the first step in an attempt to secure the city printing for the Pioneer Press for the year 1898. About a year ago. when the question of selecting a city printer came before the members of the council, a caucus was held and it was agreed between the proprietors of the morning and evening newspaper organs of the administration that one of the papers should have the printing plum for one year and the other the next. With what was then said to be forethought on the part of the manag ers of the morning organ, that paper secured the first chance, being duly elected city printer for 1897. The agree ment between the managers of the re spective organs, the official stated last evening was only a verbal one, and he had been informed within the past few days that an effort would be made to forget the terms of the agreement, and allow the morning paper another year as the official publication. The communication sent to the assembly was, according to the statement of the official, a part of a carefully laid plan. He further volunteered the informa tion that the scheme would not work, as the members of the council would hold to the understanding made at the caucus a year ago about the distribu tion of the printing patronage. The assembly approved the contracts with the garbage contractors for the coming year, and also approved th . award of the contracts to the St. Paul Gas company and the American De velopment company for lighting the city with gas, electric lights and gaso line for next year. A resolution offered by Assemblyman Johnson providing for a meeting of both bodies, acting as a committee ofthe whole to consider the budget of 1898, was adopted. TALK OF CAPT. TEARE. Third Rcßiment Officers Wonld Like to Promote Him. Among the officers named to succeed Maj. Van Duzee, of the Third regiment, in the event he is made colonel, is the name of Capt. Charles C. Teare, at present commander of Company G, at Duluth. Capt. Teare, who was county attorney of St. Louis for two terms, is one of the most popular men in Has More Beautiful, and yet J <| Economical Things Than Any 5 ) Store in the City. I J 110 EAST SIXTH STREET. j THE SAINT PADI, GLOBE: FRIDAY, DECEMBER 17, 1897. Duluth, and being a graduate of West Point and having been a lieutenant in the Twenty fifth infantry, United States army, h_ Is nat urally a capital officer. Hs naa been con nected B-sh the national guard for some time and It is said the members of the gnard ln his own section, as well as some of them ln other parts of the state where Third regi ment companies are stationed, would like to elect him to the position made vacant by the election of Maj. Van Duze. to the colonelcy. if Cant Tear, would accept it. In fact, it has even been eai_ that Capt Teare would make an excellent colonel If promoted to that position. KIRKE HAS AH AMBITION. Assemblyman Would Like to Snc ceed Comptroller McCardy. Assemblyman Kirke la modestly and at the same time steadily being honored by a cot erie of Seventh ward politicians as a candi date for city comptroller. It is possible that the representative from the Seventh ward is not aware of action being taken by his de signing friends in laying the wires for his nomination, but he is taking a great interest in the financial condition of the city. Mr. Kirke has been present at each meeting of the conference committee now considering the es timate for 189S and pays strict attention to all the statements made by Comptroiler McCardy. At the meeting of the committee Wednesday Mr. Kirke openly stated that the comptroller had made a mistake In preparing the esti mate. This charge dumbfounded the mem bers of the committee, and the silenco which followed lasted fully a minute or two. The comptroller finally awoke from what he must havo imagined was a dream and denied that there had been any mistake made ln his figures. It was supposed that the contention would be taken up at the meeting of the con ference committee yesterday, but all the time was devoted to talking about bridge repairs and the mistake charged against the comp troller by Mr. Kirko was not reached. Mr. Kirke was busy after tho adjournment of the conference committee yesterday calling the attention of members of the committee to the fact that, while on Wednesday he had only charged the comptroller with making a mis take in the budget of $10,000, he was now ready to prove that the figures as to the total amount necessary to be raised, as submitted by Mr. McCardy. were too high by $40,000. The friends of Mr. Kirke were much elated last evening over the discovery made by him and claimed that his stock for the nomination as comptroller had gone up several points. • • • One of the most stalwart henchmen of Mayor Doran stated yesterday that the Sixth ward would not be overlooked in the matter of appointments. "W. R. Shaw." said the Sixth ward striker, "will be appointed on the board of fire commissioners and next March when Rob Hare's time is out on the board of public works, C. S. Schurman will be given the place." CHIPPEWA SPRING CO. Chippewa Spring: Waters-Purest nnd Softest Natural Spring; Water Known. Chipr- wa Falls, Dec. 16. 1897. Respected Citizens of St. Paul: Greeting. The Chip i t Spring Co. take pleas ure in annoi: • eg that Drewry & Sons, of your oil; aye been assigned the exclusive ri .. ' to sell and distribute Chippewa S, i ; . water derived from the Chippewa _.ing, situated in the city of Chip . • Falls, Wis., through out St. Paul err 1 :ts suburbs. You are arsured that this important and re sponsible undertaking will be conduct ed with fidelity and promptness; which assurance will be strengthened by you. being furnished with a test heretofore unknown to the public, to guard against fraud or imposition. The purity and superior excellence of this water for domestic and sanitary uses should, and doubtless will, insure for it a liberal patronage. To be able to secure it should be hailed as an ines timable privilege and g:eat benefaction. Very truly, THAD C. POUND, President. Chippewa Spring Co. GOSS LEARNING SOMETHING. Prisoners Are Loel_ed Up Withoat Be Shi; Talilicd. A sensation is ponding in police circles, and from the secrecy observed relative to two young men who were locked up shortly after midnight yesterday morning, the least that can be inferred i. that developments will show international complications, a gun pow der nlot, or possibly that the authorities have arrested the wrong persons and desire tc avoid the publicity cf another faus-pax. The names of the prisoners do not appear on the police tab, nor can it be learned of what th-: are suspected. It may be cf a conspiracy to free Cuba, or fcr impersonating an officer in helping themselves to peanuts from a street stand. Whatever the charge, the mys tery Is deep and the secrecy maintained so dense that even Chief Goss does not know of the presence of the prisoners at the station. He may be "let in" when it comes to "squar ing" a possible blunder in the arrest, but said last evening that he knew absolutely nothing about the matter. "I did not know that anybody was locked up who is not tabbed," said he, when asked about the arrests. "This is the first I have heard of the case, and consequently cannot say of what the prisoners are suspected." NEVER-NEVER In your life will you see fine reliable pianos, organs and musical goods sold a. the prices we are making at this closing out sale of the Munger Music company's stock. No dealer in the country can possibly compete. We are simply to sell the goods. One Sohi.i. r piano, $78; McCammon, $93; Connell, $IGS; Haines. $170; also Decker, Bla-ius. $165; Haines, $170; also Decker, Blasins. Lester Hinzie and two of the incom parable Kimballs; $10 a month. Stools and scarfs free. A. E. Whitney, Sales Agent, 417 Wabasha street. AT THE THEATERS. There will be but three ni.re opportunisms for tho theater-goers of this .city to see "The Heart of Maryland" at the Metropolitan cp:ra ! bouse: Tonight, tomorrow night and matinee tomorrow afternoon. The quaint and versatile little comedian, Willie Collier, will be seen at the Metropoli tan next week in De Souchet's new omedy. "The Man From Mexico." This engagement is fCT the entire week, commencing Sunday night. Natural to a charming degree is "At Piuey Ridge," the Grand's attraction the pres.nt ' week. The only remaining matinee will be j given tomorrow at 2:30. "At Jolly Coney Island." the openin. ♦.»_ ' i Ttsty of Hack Paul's t oub d>urs'perfrrmanc a | is replete with jolly songs and situations. .. i j the quaint sights one is apt to see at this : i famous resort is picturesquely reproduod. The scene representing "C.ney's Bowery" ard j "The Midway" is wonderfully realistic. In this sketch the company introduces amen-; i other features some of the brightest c.'on songs and latest buck dancing imaginable. The fun and spirit of this sketch forms a striking contrast to the dignified and artis tic olio which brings the performance to a thrilling musical climax. In this final fea ture "Black Patti," with her magnificent voice, easily carries the honors, notwithstand ing tho splendid support which she receives from her talented associate artists. This popular attraction is underlined for Christ mas week at the Grand. Moiion Sleeper to Cincinnati and Washington. The Monon through sleeper to Wash ington and Baltimore via Cincinnati has proved a great success and will run all winter. It leaves Dearborn station, Chicago, at 2:45 a. m. (sleeper ready at 9:30 p. m.) and arrives in Washington at 6:47 a. m. next day. Frank J. Reed G. P. A.. Chicago; L. E. Sessions, N." W. P. A., Minneapolis. TO VISIT MINNEHAHA. Ramsey Council, R. A., Planning a Trip to Minneapolis. A committee of the. Ramsey council of the Royal Arcanum met last evening ln the Windsor hotel to perfect arrangements for their annual junket to Minneapolis, which is to come off next Wednesday evening. The St. Paul council is to be the guest of the Minnehaha camp, of Minneapolis, and the folk up the river are preparing a right royal reception in honor of the occasion. Special cars will leave the Ryan hotel at 7:30 p. m. It is expected that a large number of the Minneopa council wi'.l also attend the festi vities at Minneapolis. There has always been a special bond of love between the Minnehaha council, of Min neapolis, and the Ramsey council, as they are the two largest Royal Arcanum lodges in Min nesota, and at the same time there is quite a spirited and good-natured rivalry between them to see which will exced in membership. Mr. Al. Cameron, late with Conover Music company, will be found hereafter at W. J. Dyer & Bro.'s, in the retail small instrument department. RAfl I, TO THE BEfi]H CAUSE OF THE FALLING OF THE ELEVATOR AT ROBINSON, STRAUS Ab CO.'S. VERDICT OF CORONER'S JURY. n -to INSPECTOR SILK QUESTIONED ABOUT THBi CONSTRUCTION OF ELEVATORS. HAS NOT EXAMINED THIS ONE, d ~n. Bnt It Had Passed a Satisfactory Examination* at tne Hands of J. E. Naylor. The coroner's Jury empaneled to as certain the facts concerning the death of E. J. Mumm and William Schuler, who were killed in the elevator acci dent at Robinson, Straus & Co.'s wholesale millinery store. Wednesday afternoon, returned the following ver dict: We, the Jury, find that the said Mumm and Schuler came to their death by the falling of an elevator in the store of Robinson &. Straus, store 213-21. East Fourth street, caused by said elevator running Into the top of the shaft and thereby causing the lifting cable to be broken from the socket attaching it to the car. The jury further finds th__. the space at the top of said shaft, above where the automatic stop should have worked is but four Inches and whereas from the evi dence this space is believed to be Insufficient the Jury recommends that the shaft bo raised. The jury was composed of F. W. Sachse, foreman; C. J. Krueger, F. Brandt, Loul3 Peterson, A. W. Vance and H. J. Lehr. The inquest was held at the undertaking rooms of O'Halloran __ Murphy and brought out the story of the accident ln general as was stated in the Globe of yesterday. The wit nesses examined were A. W. Ritzinger, credit man for Robinson, Straus & Co.; Peter M. Campbell, a contractor; James Silk, city elevator inspector; William Kingsley, building inspector, and E. C. Haney, state agent for the Union Cas ualty Insurance company. The first witness, Mr. Ritzinger, told of being with Mumm shortly before the accident and assisting in completing the arrangements for the dead man to start on his trip that evening. Contractor Campbell said he had been engaged to build a cage on the elevator and had, while at work, been informed of some minor repairs neces sary to be made on the machinery. At noon the day of the accident he had no tified a practical elevator man to make these repairs, but this man had not ap peared before the accident at 2.30 o'clock. Witness had seen the elevator running up and down the shaft and thought it was safe. Elevator Inspector Silk said he regu larly inspected between 400 and 500 ele vators in the city, several times each year. Any defects found were ordered repaired. He had not inspected the elevator upon which Mumm and Schu ler met their death since Robin son, Straus & Co. recently moved into the store. Wltne.s said he had inspected a new freight elevator being put in at the store and at that time found carpenters at work on the fatal car. He casually looked at some of the machinery but decided to make no official investiga tion until the men had fininshed work ing on the elevator. Inspector S-lk said that he did not consider this elevator complete and therefore had not made a point of inspecting it. He explained that, ftom an investigation subsequent Lo the accident, in his opinion the ac cident was caused by the car running into the top of the shaft. From the force of this collision the cable had been broken off in the b_ll-_haped sock et, where it was secured by solder. There was a safety device on the ele vator, but this was incapacitated by the collision and left the car free for the fearful plunge, when detached frcm the cable. Inspector Silk explained that the space above the point on the sixth floor, where the automatic appliance on elevators is supposed to stop them without effort of the operator, was but four inches, while the recognized space i. five or six feet; Sometimes, he said, the automatic d.vice failed to work. Then, by seeing that the ear was going higher than' it should, the operator could stop it by : ' the set brake. But with only space of four inches it was impossible for Schuler to see that the automatic .top did not work, and even if he "did, inspector Silk said the ele vator could hardly have been stopped in the small distance of four Inches. "Do you consider it safe for an ele vator shaft . to be constructed so that there is only a few inches above the car when it is at the top floor?" asked a juror. ■ ',' "Many of these buildings were con structed before I came into office," ex plained Inspector Silk, "and to height en the shaft wokld be equivalent to asking the owner's of the building to put up another story". In witness opinion, the elevator was, generally speaking, safe for travel. Building Inspector Kingsley stated that, in his opinion, the accident was unavoidable, assigning the same cause j as Inspector Silk. He said that he | thought none of the minor repair sug gested by the inspector representing the insurance company was responsible for the accident. The cable had been broken by the car running against the over-head beams. Witness, in answer to a question, said that he believed that it would decrease the risk if there had been more space above the auto- j matic stopping point on the fifth floor. I In fact, he said, the elevator should '' not have been run above the fourth floor, as the fifth floor, so-calied. was merely an attic. Mr. Haney testified as to the ability of J. E. Naylor, who passed inspection upon the elevator for the insurance company. He said Naylor was fully capable, and that it was on his rec ommendation that the risk was as sumed by the company. It was the in hiivfFi_TZ | swing...... ) The Great Piano Sacrificing- Sale at 5 ? Dyer's — You Can Get a / > At this time aFfrom SIOO to $200 $ k less than they usually sell for; and, ? j please remember, this is no "Cheap \ _ John" stock, fcut strictly high- P \ grade instruments. Come "early; I / you can uiakCjA better selection S c now than l^.ter.r"A handsome Scarf ? > and Stool go with every Piano. S ? Make your selection now aud have / s it set aside for Christmas delivery. ( ) TERMS— SIS d.wn and $10 per i < month. c i Open Evenings Until Christmas, s H. J. DY.S& SRO. ( _? i — V_— _\>— V7 M >»« Fifth Street, C ? NEXT POSTOFFICR. > tention to have Naylor testify, but Coroner Nelson explained that he had been called out of the city unexpect edly. The verdict returned Is In the nature of an implied censure of the city ele vator inspector, a phase of the case which the jury discussed nearly two hours, as upon the statements of In spector Silk, the construction of the elevator shaft was dangerous, and, in the event of the automatic brake re fusing to work, might have caused an accident at any time. It was not clear to the Jury why the city elevator in spector allowed elevators constructed in this manner. An additional sad feature of the ac cident developed yesterday in the dan gerous nervou scollapse of Carl Schu ler, father of the dead boy. The shock of the accident and terrible suffering of the son greatly affected Mr. Scnu ler, and apprehensions were yester day expressed concerning the ultimate outcome upon the father. The funer als of both victims of the accident will take place today. Services will be held at the Mumm home, 750 Holly avenue, at S:3O a, m., and at St. Luke's church at 9:30 o'clock. William Schuler will be burled from the family residence, 722% East Seventh street, at 3 o'clock in the afternoon. THREE WOMEN IN COURT. It .Van a Day for the Fair Sex, to Be Sure. Sophia Smith and May Falls were locked up at the central station yesterday afternoon on the charge of larceny. The arrest Is In connection with the alleged theft of a watch at the Golden Rule. It is claimed that the women were looking at two different watches, and that the Falls woman finally purchased one of them. The other Is said to have been missing, and the clerk accused the two women of stealing it. They protested their In nocence, but Officer Hughes was called upon and took the women to the station. When searched by Matron Cummings no trace of the alleged stolen watch cou'.d be found. The women are said to be sisters. The case will come up in the municipal court today. Nency Porter, the aged woman arrested on the charge of shoplifting at Mannheimer Bros.' Wednesday, was arraigned ln the po lice court yesterday on the charge of lar ceny. She is a widow, and lives on the West side. The case was continued until Jan. 5. but, owing to tho age of the woman, the prosecution, it is understood, may be dropped. PERSONAL INJURY SUIT. Brought by John Pe__l Agnln_.t tbe Northern Pacific Railway. John Pezzi has brought suit in the United States circuit court against the Northern Pacific railway company to recover $10,000 damages for personal injuries. The plaintiff, who sets forth that he is a subject of Italy, was em ployed by the railroad company as a common laborer to handle coal at For syth, Mont., a station on the defend ant's line of railroad. The complaint alleges that the plaintiff was com pelled to couple cars, though known to be only a common laborer, and that while he was stepping on the coupling between the cars, a fireman, who was permitted to run the locomotive, start ed the train without warning, and the plaintiff's left leg and foot were badly crushed, in consequence. DIAMONDS GOOD MID PLENTY Today and Saturday — Special In dacements to Bayers. Myers & Co., Wabasha and Fifth streets, have determined to retire from the jewelry trade, after 25 years con tinuous business, and are selling at cost their entire stock. Extraordinary inducements will be offered to diamond buyers today and Saturday. SUE TOOK LAUDANUM. Mary Tboii.iiMO.. Wan Tired ot Life, Uut LlTes. Mary Thompson, a young woman who has been boarding at 435 Jackson street for the last week, was found in an alarQilng condition in her room yesterday morning, having swal lowed an ounce of launanuvn with suicidal In tent. A physician was quickly summoned and succeeded In partially resuscitating the girl, when she was taken to the city hospital. It was said at the hospital last evening that the young woman would recover. Little Is known locally of tne would-be sui cide. She refuses to talk about herself or the attempt upon her lifo further than to say that she was a domestic and had lived a short time in Minneapolis, where she went from her former home at Decorah, 10. The oniy reason which she gave for taking the laud anum was that she was tired of life. C. OF C. BANQUET. Several Prominent Men Invited to' Deliver Vtldre ...s..s. C. P. Noyes, O. L. Taylor, S. O. Brooks. Rukard Hurd, E. Dahlgren. M. D. Flower and A. S. Tallmadgo. constituting the reception committee of the chamber of commerce, will meet at noon today in the office of E. W. Peot. the chairman of the Manhattan building, for the purpose of discussing plans for the chamber of commerce banquet, which is to occur in the near future. It is the plan to have a banquet each year, and for this coming event several prominent men have been invited toad dress the members. Included is Secre tary Wilson, of the department of agri culture; Prof. Northrup, of the state university, and several St. Paul men. NEW SURVEYOR GENERAL For Logs ami l.niub. r in the Seventh District. Gov. Clough yesterday accepted the resigna tion of F. E. Hertz, of Crookston, as sur veyor general of logs ar.d lumber for the Seventh district, and appointed A. D. Steph ens, also of Crookston, in his place. Mr. Hertz has resigned to go to Alaska. Verdict for tbe Street Railway. The St. Paul City Railway company se cured a verdict yesterday against Emil Christ - ensen, who sought to recover several thou sand dollars damages from the company be cause a conductor ejected him from a Uni versity avenue ear. Christensen boarded an interurban car at Rice street. His dcstlna toin. he said, was Milton street. He was una b'e to find his car fare when the conductor approached, and as a result the conductor "put him off" at Virginia avenue. hTe de fendant's witnesses testified that the plaintiff was Intoxicated. Smoker** Holiday Prenentn. Call at Adam Fotsch's, Fifth and Robert, for smokers' presents. Held to tbe Grand Jury. Patrick Naughton, charged with breaking open a bonded railroad car and attempting to carry away a barrel of fish, was examined yesterday before United States Commissioner Spencer and bound over to await the action of the federal grand jury. Bail in the sum of $1,000 was required, which the defendant did not furnish. < 'nrling Club Scores. In the point contest at the Curling club last night, the following scores were made: F. McCarthy, 23; E. S. Dcran, 37; T. W. Briggs. S3; Judge Cory. 25: Dr. S. O. Arnold, '>$; L. Defiel, 34; B. Scctt, 39, high score; Tom Cameron. 21; J. B. Emerson. 28; Dan McMil lan 27; C. If. Barlow, 28; W. H. Stevenson, 24; '11. Johnson, 18; Dr. C. A. Van Slykc, 27; \ ' B Van Bergen. 31; W. W. Lorimer, 34; E. Belden, 22; P. H. Meade, 28. The first draw in tbe match for the Hinkel medal Nc. 2 will be played Saturday evening. riiarged Wltb Larceny. John Lance* alias Frank Nelson, was locked up at the Ron. o street station yesterday aits-r --noon by Detectives Daly and Sweeney. Th. prisoner was brought over from Minneapolis, where he was arrested and held at the re quest of the Iccal police. It is said he is waited on the charge of grand larceny, but no warrant or formal complain, against Larson could be found last evening. Lieu tenant Hanft. in charge of the Rondo station, said he knew nothing about the case, and the prisoner ref lsed to discuss his arrest. Visit Canada via "The Hurling .on" at Half Rates. Today, Friday and Saturday of this week, Dec 16, 17 and 18, the Burling ton will sell tickets to points in East | crn Canada (Toronto, Ottawa, Mon | treal, Quebec, Halifax, etc.) at one fare I for the round trip, good to return, until ! Jan. 11, TS9B. Ticket offices, 400 ____b_rt j st. (Hotel Ryan) and Union depot. Specials ip the Gloak poopi. We will sell today 120 Children's and Misses' Jackets, latest styles and materials, actually worth $4.75, $5.75 and &^& l?__f]_ $6.50, at the uniform price of only «9«JiUll About 100 Ladies' High-Grade Jackets, which up to this time have been selling at $10.50, $11.50 and $13.50, will <&C) f-ifefl go at the lowest price of iPOdOv Fur Collarettes, $6.75 to $29.50. Fur Capes, $7.50 to $65.00. Electric Seal Muffs, $4.50. Black Marten Muffs, $6.50. Kid Glove Sale. The rush is enormous. Better come in the morning and as soon as possible, because the entire lot will soon be closed out. About 1,400 pairs of Imported Kid Gloves of all kinds, worth $1.25, $1.50 and even $1.75, for 95 Gents a pair today. Such values sel dom fall to the lot of buyers dur ing the busy Christmas season. Under the existing high tariff on Kid Gloves a like opportunity will not occur again in years. These kinds: 2-clasp, medium weight street Gloves, with Paris embroidery. 3-clasp, light and medium weight street and calling Gloves, with three rows embroidery. 8-button length Mousquetaire Dressed Kid Gloves. 8-button length Mousquetaire Suede Gloves. All sizes, from s>_ to 7>2- Colors are black, brown, tan, mode, ox-blood, butter, yellow, primrose and pearl. RIBBONS. 2,850 yards extra fine quality pure Silk Ribbons, high colored Plaids, Romans and Moire Striped Ribbons, 4 inches wide, best 50c Rib- JP bons in America, today OtJ C only NECKWEAR. 288 Hemstitched Chiffon Scarfs. 12 inches wide, 2 yards long, d»| white and newest colors, tM»__/e) only 1,500 Windsor Ties, 25c. 1,000 Fancy Plaid Bows, 25c. PHOTOGRAPH FRAMES A beautiful collection of Gold-finish Photograph Frames, plain or fancy, round and square, cabinet and minia ture sizes, 20c, 25c, 35c, 40c, 60c and 75c. Leatherette Photograph Albums for two pictures, beautifully decorated, 25c and 35c. COIN PURSES. A big lot of Coin Purses will go at half-price today. 5c Purses for 2 cents. 10c and 15c Purses for 5 cents. 25c and 35c purses for 15 cents. POCKET BOOKS. 1,440 Pocket Books and Card Cases combined, made of genuine Seal, Alli gator and Fancy Colored Leath- £ A ers, the best things ever made (jjJQ to sell for 85c. Choice today for FIELD, SCHLICK & CO. — — — ■- • ; —^ LIQUOR PH PET ST. PAUL RETAIL DEALERS HOLD A MASS MEETING TO DISCUSS THFIR MUTUAL INTERESTS. TWENTY-NINE MORE NAMES ADD ED TO THE LOCAL ASSOCIA TION'S ROLL. ANOTHER .MEETING TO BE HELD. Claim That All Other Like Inter est!. Unite, and They Will Follow Salt. About 100 retail liquor dealers of this city held a mass meeting yesterday afternoon at Assembly hall. Tbe meet ing was called by the local Retail Li quor Dealers' association, which, at its last regular meeting, appointed a com mittee, consisting of l_d. L. Murphy, J. P. Brown and William Johnson, to extend invitations to all retail dealers to attend the gathering. William Johnson presided at yester day's meeting. The object of it was to lay before the trade the im porta nee and necessity of effecting an organiza tion of all the retail liquor dealers in the city. At the close of the me .ting twenty-nine applications for member ship were received, which _iil be act ed upon at the next regular meeting of the association. Addresses were made by Kd. L. Mur phy, R. N. Grady, H. F. Logan, Lars M. Rand, of Minneapolis, and others. Mr. Murphy, in an earnest speech, demonstrated the necessity for organ ization. Other crafts and trades and business lines had found organ ization beneficial, so valuable. In fact, that they had secured represen tatives ln the legislature and other public bodies and boards. Why should not the liquor dealers elect men to protect their Interests, which were often attacked by those who would legislate them out of business and ex istence if they could. At the conclusion of the addresses, which were all in the same line, It was moved that another mass meeting be held this month. The proposition was amended by a motion that the mass meeting take place about the middle of January. This suggestion was adopted. There are about 2SO retail I'quor deal ers in St. Paul, and the association iy_imber», with addition of those who PLAYING CARDS. About 3,000 packs high-grade Play ing Cards will be sold like thia: Ramblers, 10 cents. Bicycle, 13 cents. Fauntleroy (small), 10 cents. VASES. 500 Bohemian Glass Vases, 8 inches high, red, blue and green, with /JA gold or silver decorations. To- day ouly For Men. More selling- and show room and many extra salespeople are required for the Men's Furnish ings Department. Best qualities and newest styles, but no fancy prices here. A great sale of an importer's entire sample line of Siik and Cashmere Mufflers. 85c Mufflers for 50c. $1.00 Mufflers for 75c. $1.25 Mufflers for 85c. $1.50 Mufflers for $1.15. $1.75 Muffler., for 5i. 25. $2.00 Mufflers for $1.45. $2.50 Mufflers for $1.75. The "Way Mufflet," SI.OO. MEN'S NECKWEAR. Ties, Bows, Four-in-Hands and Teck Scarfs, a great lot of Neck wear, made of silks used in .IP best 50c scarfs. ZJSC Choice for Silk Scarfs, 35c. Four-in-Hand and Teck Scarfs, 50c. High-<.rade Scarfs with extra wide aprons, 75c. Fisk, Clark & Flagg's best and newest Neckwear— the best assortment in the West, better shapes than in tho more expensive imported Neckwear. Prices, $1.03, 51.25 and $1.50. HANDKERCHIEFS. Initial Handkerchiefs, SI 50 a box. Initial Handkerchiefs, 52.00 a box. Plain Linen Handkerchiefs, $1.75 a doz. Plain Linen Handkerchiefs, $2.75 a doz. Plain Linen Handkerchiefs, $4.00 a doz. Plain Linen Handkerchiefs, $4.50 a doz. Plain Linen Handkerchiefs, $3.50 a doz. Silk Handkerchiefs, 50c, 75c, $1.00 and $1.25. Silk Handkerchiefs with initials, 50c, 75c and $I.O J. Bath Robes, latest styles, $2.50, $3.00, $3.50, $4.50, $5.00 and $6.00. Bath Sets, consisting of rot). , two towels, one pair slippers and one pair mittens, $7.00, $7.50, SB.OO and SS.SO. applied for member-, hip yesterday, about 120 members. KNOCKS OUT SC II I. !•'_•' EH LAW. .Jtnli?. '1' .vohj 'i«i Decision In CIUC of Patrick --I-**, y. The Scheffer law was turned down bjr Judge Twohy in the municipal i _irt yester day by the discbarge of Patrick Hussey, who was tried by ji jury under Ita provisions sev eral days ago and found guilty of the third offense for drunkenness. Sentence was su_ pended pending the argument of a motion to dismiss on the grounds of the Insufficiency or the complaint H was argued that the complaint did not specifically enough s"t forth the first two offenses charged, ur.l that It wa_ also ni ___sary to prove th charges beyond alleging tin m In the in formaUon against the accused. Thi:; position was upheld by Judge Twohy. F in thought the complaint was faulty as un der the Scheffer i_w. To secure a ronvtc t!'<M under this lav.-, ih<- court held, it was necessary to st.it. In the records the first, : and third offense. According to .iudgo Twohy, It was almost Impossible to convict under the Scheffei law. as the records of the municipal court are not kept. LOOK THEM <)\ Ell. Will They I.»-m. a Critical l.vaiiilitn tlonf—See If It In All oil the Sur face. In looking- at a piano oftentimes one of inferior grade will appear on the surface to be the equal of the high grade instrument. Appearances are oftentimes deceitful. There is really no need to buy a poor piano at any price, especially at this time, as you can get a beautiful, fine-toned, mo tern. up-to-date In. trument at Dyer's Special Sacrifice Piano Sale al pries that the lower grades usually sell for. And again, please remember that you are amply protected by our guarantee. We shall be open evenings until Christmas and would be pleased to have you call and inspect this stock. \V. J. Dyer & Bro., 21, 23, 25 and 27 West Fifth street, next postofflce. Chippewa Spring Water. The purest and softest natural Spring water known. Drewry & Sons, distributors. | B. GEIST, | ij The J. weler, i] |> OS East Seventh St. \ ' / ii S Is it a Genuine Diamonu? i If Bought at GEIST'... Yes. s He Has Them as Low as $5.00 1] ( and up to $300.00.