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JTbe Royal is tbe highest grade baking powder known. Actual tests show it goes one* third further than any other brand. li fe. _s§ POWDER Absolutely Pure WOVAL BAKING POWDFH CO., NEW WBK. DIl-X'T CRITICIZE THE MAYOR. Colored Reports of the Mnsi Meet- Ins of Saloonkeepers. The two Republican papers published In this city flatly misrepresented yes terday the proceedings at the mass meeting of the retail liquor dealers held at Assembly hall Thursday after noon. They alleged in effect that the. me. tin.- was a political gathering, broupht about for tlie purpose of rais ing a can.pai._-n fund to down Mayor Doran. in case he should be nominat ed, and that "an agreement was reach ed whereby each saloonkeeper Is to pay $15 into a campaign fund," etc. Speak ers were quoted as criticising the mayor for his attitude with reference to the wholesale liquor dealers. The statements published in these fiapers are incorrect. In the first place, t was not a meeting of the Retail Liquor Dealers' association. It was a mass meeting of a hundred or more retail liquor dealers of St. Paul, many of whom did not or do not now belong to the association. One of the mem bers of the association when seen yes terday said: "The articles in the morning and evening paper are both false. The G1 o b c's report was the only truth ful statement. There was nothing said about raising any campaign funds for any purposes, and there was no politi cal" discussion whatever. The sole ob ject of the mass meeting was to strengthen the Retail Liquor Dealers' association. That association is not, and never will in-, a political organiza tion. The retail liquor dealers are or ganizing tlie same as any other trades men or craft for the benefit and pro tection of their business interests. "It was just as ex-Aid. Murphy said In his speech, the liquor dealers had the _ame right to organize as any other class of business men, and that so long as there were some 280 of them ln the city, an association numbering 200 or 225, would be In a position to protect the Interests of the business against hostile legislation or other unfair dis crimination. If the administration should neglect to prosecute wholesale liquor dealers or druggists for selling liquor at retail the association would he able to hire counsel and secure ev idence to prosecute such offenders. tThere was no such criticism of the jryiyor or his policy as reported." TAKEN TO AXOKA. Larson Norr Accused of Stealing; a Trunk of Samples. John Larson, arrested ln Minneapolis and turned over to the St. Paul officers Thursday on the supposition that he had stolen goods from Lindeke, Warner & Schurmeler's estab lishment, was taken back to Anoka yesterday by Sheriff Tlerney. of that city. It was lsarned yesterday that Larson had secured possession of the goods by the laroeny of a •ample trunk belonging to a traveling man' foT the firm who was stopping at Anoka. Last Bight Annie Fournier, who claims to be the •Wife of Larson, was arrested ln Minneapolis charged with complicity ln the theft of the trunk, and also of other articles which disap peared from stores in Anoka The woman tras brought to this city and will be held awaiting the arrival of Anoka officers. HALF RATES TO EASTERN CANADA AND RETURN Via "The Milwaukee." On Dec. 15, 16, 17 and 18, the C, M. & (St. P. Ry. will sell holiday excursion tickets to points In Eastern Canada at one fare for the round trip, return limit Jan. 11, 1898. For tickets and Information apply at City Ticket Office, 365 Robert street, or address J- T. Conley, Asst. Gen. Pass. Agent, St. Paul, Minn. RAILWAY CONDUCTORS ANNUAL. Officers for tlie Year Will Re Elect ed Sunday. The annual meeting of the Order of Rail way Conductors will be held at 2 o'clock Sun day afternoon in Knlg-its of Pythias hall. Officers for the ensuing year will be elected •nd Installed. A vote will be taken upon the proposition of confederation with the other Hallway organizations. The annual banquet will take place at the Merchants' hotel, and the conductors and their ladies will sit down to an eight-course dinner. Several of the grand officers are ex pected to be present. The goods advertised ln this newspaper are for sale by home merchants. You can get the right thing by pressing your demand, gently but. firmly. LiILEY 332 Jackson Street. Choice Meats Everything- good for Christmss in the meat line. LITTLE BOASTING PIGS, Fattened for the occasion, at $2.00 and up each. X§HAS TURKEYS From the rich corn field arriving- every day from now till Christmas. Prices reasonable. Oysters Received Daily direct from Baltimore Oyster Beds. Special Reduced Prices on Oys ters from now till Xmas. Fresh Can Oysters— loo A 4. cans 25c oysters, per can.... mm Iv Ail Kinds Fancy Sausages at Cut Prices. Trading Bank Checks Given on all cash sales until Christmas. Send its your Turkey and Oyster orders for Christmas, and be sure of jetting choice, fresh goods. F. W. LULEY & SON, 382 Jackson S treat. I, BRIDGE REPAIRS CONFERENCE COMMITTEE PROPO SES TO SPEND 940,000 MORE THAN M'CARDY'S FIGURES. WABASHA STREET BRIDGE TO BE WIDENED AT THE SOUTH END TO INCREASE ITS USE FULNESS. FIRE DEPARTMENT MISTAKE. Comptroller McCardy Admits It, and tbe Evil Is Corrected So aa to Sustain Mr. Klrlce. The conference committee finished Its labors with the estimate for the 1898 tax budget as presented by the comptroller yesterday. The amount to be raised by taxation as adopted by the conference committee is 516,497 less than the sum allowed by the council for the 1897 budget. The figures as presented by the comptroller called for a total of 51,723,827, which was decreas ed 5375,000 by deducting the estimated receipts to the general fund, leaving the total to be raised by taxation at 51,348,827. When the conference com mittee took hold of the estimate Mon day afternoon the comptroller inform ed the members that any Increase in the amount would result ln the tax levy rate being Increased. In the face of this, an attempt was made to put in the estimate, under the head of bridge repair fund, $63,500 for the start ing of a fund for the widening of the south end of the Wabasha street bridge. The engineer's estimate for this improvement was 5100,000, and, while those favoring the Improvement realized that the conference commit tee would not raise the estimate to the full amount, a strong fight was made to get $63,500 placed in the budget. The result was that, after discussing the Question the better part of three af ternoons, the sum of 530,000 was added as a starter for the fund to be used for the construction of the new part of the bridge. An additional $10,000 was added for repairs on other bridges to the amount submitted by the comp troller, making the total for the bridge repair fund $50,000, as against $10,000 ln the comptroller's estimate. To this Increase of $40,000 was added by the conference committee $6,000 more to the lighting fund, for the purpose of putting ln 1,000 Welsbach gas burners. These two additions increased the comptroller's estimate just $46,000, but the amount was reduced to $34,000 by the comptroller discovering that he had made an error of $10,000 in the fire department estimate, and the reduc tion of the building Inspector's allow ance from $5,900 to $3,900. When the conference committee finished, the es timate was just 534,000 larger than as submitted by the comptroller. The fol lowing Is a recapitulation showing the Items as submitted by the comptroller and as adopted by the conference com mittee. The budget, as adopted by the con ference committee, will be now turned over to the council, which has the power to change the various Items for each department as in Its judgment Is deemed necessary: Adopted by the Comptroller's Conference Estimate. Committee. Interest and sinking fund. $285,800 $285,800 Certlflcates of indebtedness department fund 55,000 55,000 Fire department fund 200,000 190.000 Police department fund.... 185,000 185,000 Lighting fund 114.000 120,000 Water supply fund 2,500 2,500 Board of control fund 21,667 21,667 School fund 231,750 231,7.0 Building Inspectors' depart ment fund 6 900 5,800 Health department fund... 8,980 8,9.0 Court house and city hall maintenance fund 18,610 18,610 Workhouse fund 26,000 25.0C0 Engineering department fund 26,100 25,100 Board of publio works fund 13,620 13,620 City officers' salary fund.. 49,780 49,780 Street, sewer and bridge maintenance fund 150 000 150,000 Bridge repair fund 10 000 50,000 Judgment fund 25,000 25.0C0 Printing and stationery fund 18,000 18,000 Municipal court fund 12,900 12,900 Library fund 15,000 15,000 General fund 250,220 250,220 $1,723,827 $1,757,827 Less general fund credit. 875,000 375 000 Amount necessary to be raised by taxation $1,315,827 $1,382,827 The feature of the meeting yester day was the admission of Comptroller McCardy that he had made an error in making up his estimate. He had been asked about the error by Assemblyman Kirke at the meeting of the committee on Wednesday, but at that session stuck to the proposition that his figures were correct. Yesterday, however, the comptroller said he desired to amend the estimate by making the amount required for the fire department $190, --000 Instead of $200,000, and this was done. Mr. Kirke stated Thursday aft ernoon that he had discovered other errors in the estimate which, if cor rected, would reduce the total amount to be raised by taxation for 1898 some 530,000. It was expected Mr. Kirke would be on hand yesterday afternoon to have a bout with the comptroller, but he did not put in an appearance. "The never ending Item nineteen," as the mayor expressed it, relating to the bridge repair fund, was taken up as scon as the committer was called up yesterday. Aid. Bell headed a delega tion from the West side to urge the placing of $63,500 in the bridge fund estimate for widening Wabasha street bridge. The vote by which the motion tc include this amount was defeated Thursday was reconsidered and the next two hours devoted to discussion. Communications were read from Stap les & King, William E. McCormlek and Philip Shufeldt, Interested In business Industries on the We3t s'd_, asking that some action be taken to make the structure passable for teams. Aid. 8.1 l made a strong plea for placing an amount sufficient to widen the bridge In the estimate. The interests of the city demanded that It be put In a go:d condition. It was all right to go be fore the public and say the tax levy had not been increased, but if this was done at the expense of the Inter ests of the city the citizens would con sider it foolish. William Thompson, a property owner, followed in the same strain. Mayor Doran said a number of business firms had located on the West side and were valuable additions to th. city. To his knowledge one industry had been lost to the city by reason of the south end of the bridge not being high enough to allow a railroad track to be put under the structure. He ad vocated the placing of $63,500 ln the estimate to start the fund for the wid ening of the bridge. Mr. Wheelock was of the opinion that the whole trouble could be remedied by having the bridge property paved or planked, and directing the street car company to operate only one track on the narrow portion. Mr. Bement said 53,500 in repairs would make the bridge good for three years, and there was no reason for Increasing the tax levy rate to make the proposed repairs Just now. In three years, times would be better and the debt of the city much le-ss. Mr. Zimmermann wanted 540,000 put In next year and the same amount for the next three years. Mr. Bement X-HJe; SAINT PAUI. GltOß'E: SATURDAY, DECEMBER 18, 1897. Buggested that as the only trouble was that the street car company was oc cupying the narrow portion of the bridge with two tracks, this could be remedied by taking the cars off the bridge and make them go over the Robert street bridge and then back to South Wabasha street. Mr. McCardy favored the placing of $63,500 in the estimate for the bridge, and said that the people could stand a one mill raise ln the levy, as the rate was now less than In other cities. Mr. Wheelock and Mr. Bement disagreed with the comp troller, and Mr. Wheelock called at tention to the plan of the comptroller to usue 5100,000 in bonds for school pur poses, which he thought would make enough of an increase. It would be unwise, ln his opinion, to Increase the tax levy for the purpose of widening the bridge. There were other matters of more moment than this proposed Im provement. There were all kinds of motions as to amounts to be put in the estimate, but one was finally carried allowing 530,000 for the starting of a fund for this purpose. The sum of $20, --000 was then added to the fund for the repair of other bridges and the item increased from 510,000 to 550,000, was adopted. A slight change was then made ln the general fund item by which the sum of 55,000 was appropriated for the lowering of a sewer on Cedar street. This did not increase the estimate, however, as the amount was deducted from the miscellaneous division of the general fund. The comptroller then announced that he had made a mistake by placing the estimate for the fire de partment 510,000 to high. This mis take was corrected and the estimate as a whole was then adopted. Before an adjournment was taken, the comp troller announced that for the first time since he had been comptroller the city had money enough at the close of the fiscal year to pay all demands for all the departments. AGAINST TICKET SCALPING. Twin City Merchants Are Willi the ISii i 1 rtmils. A prominent St. Paul retailer has sent to Chairman Caldwell, of the Western Passenger association, a letter in which it is stated that the merchants of the Twin Cities, are with the railroads in the fight against ticket scalping. The retailer was prompted to write the let ter on account of the fact that the roads made low rates into St. Paul and Minneapolis for the Christmas shop-; ping trade. It says: "It seems to us that we might mention to you that by granting this request the merchants in both cities feel thankful to your as sociation. By extending these cour tesies once in awhile It causes much better feeling to exist between the mer chants and the railroads, and It must seem apparent to you that tha best relations ought to exist -be tween the people who do business with the railroads and the companies themselves. I think I can say that nearly all the merchants In this city and Minneapolis have taken the stand of the railroads in requesting legislation against the abuse caused by scalpers." TERRITORIAL PIONEERS. Notice of Meeting; toi Be Held Next Monday Night. Minnesota Territorial Ploheers' asso ciation of Ramsey county: You are hereby notified that a meeting of our association will be held at Assembly hall, on the corner of Third and Wabasha streets, on Monday, the 20th day of Dec, 1897, at 8 p. m. for the purpose of signing the official roll, which Is to be bound and placed in the archives of Minnesota. This call includes those who signed at the first meeting. Addresses will be delivered by several members. You are earnest ly requested to attend and come early. A. Allen, president, M. J. O'Connor, secretary. DEATH OP MRS. LLOYD BOWERS. Daughter of Judge Thomas Wilson, of This City. The sad news of the death, ln Chicago, of Mrs. Lloyd W. Bowers, the only daughter of Hon. Thomas Wilson, of this city, came yes terrday to shock ihe many friends of the Wil son family, both ln St. Paul and Winona, the latter place being where the Wilson resi dence formerly was. According to telegrams received, Mrs. Bowers died after a very brief illness of typhoid fever, and there were pres ent when the end came, at noon, her hus band and her father, Mrs. H. C. Burbank, of this city. Dr. Staples, of Winona, and other intimate friends. Judge Wilson left here several days ago, being summoned to the bedside of his daugh ter by Dr. Staples, who has been the Wilson > family physician for many years. The ill ness was not at first thought to be seri ous, but developed into typhoid fever. Mrs. Burbank, a close friend of the late Mrs. Wilson, went to Chicago a day or two ago to lend what aid and comfort was possible. Mrs. Borers was thirty-two years of age at the time of her death, and is survived by i her husband, the general counsel of the Chi cago & Northwestern road, and two young children, Thomas and Martha. She was married eleven years ago to Mr. Bowers, then a young attorney, who came out from New Yo*k and entered a law partnership in Winona, with her father. Judge Wilson. When the judge was made counsel of the Omaha i road ard moved to St. Paul, the Bowers took j up their residence in Chicago, where Mr. j Bowers held the same position with the Chi ; cago & Northwestern. - It was their habit to spend the Christmas ! holidays with Judge Wilson here in St. Paul, | and preparations for their coming this year j were Interrupted by the illness of Mrs. Bow ers. During their visits to St. Paul they '. made a host of warm friends, who will learn j with genuine grief of Mrs. Bowers' death. The event will prove a severe shock to the ■ judge, who, especially since the death of his wife here two years ago, has been wrapped up in his daughter and her two bright chil dren. The funeral services will be held at the family residence. 11 Ritchie place, tomorrow '■ afternoon p.t 3. The remains will be brought I to St. Paul and taken Monday moruing to ] Winona, where, at 2 p. m. services will be j held In the Congregational church. Dr. West, I the pastor, will officiate. Hon. William Mitchell, of the supreme I court, a close friend of Judge Wilson, leaves ' thin morning for Winona, where he will make ! arrangements for the funeral. There will | probably be four pall-bearers from Chicago, the remaining four being selected from the friends of tbe dead woman living at her former home. Quite a number of St. Paul people will at tend the funeral. TO CURE A COLD IN ONE DAY Take Laxative Bromo Quinine Tablets. All druggists refund money If "it fails to cure. 25c. The genuine has L. B. Q. on each tablet. Dr. Lyon's PERFECT Tooth Powder AN ELEGANT TOILET LUXURY, Used by people of refinement for over a quarter of a century. TROLLEY IU IBEXIGO D. F. LONGSTREET SAYS IT IS STILI. CONSPItUOVS BY ITS AB ■sufesn LOCOMOTIVE AND. MULE ARE FURNISHING LOCAIi TRANSPORT A TION TO THE DENIZENS OF THIS REPUBLIC. ZENITH CITY'S T; LOWRY ALSO. A Visitor ln the Saintly City Yester day—Gossip of the City Hotels. D. F. Longstreet, of Boston, Is ln the city registered at the Metropolitan, and a guest for a few days of J. M. Haw thorne. Mr. Longstreet has been en gaged for the past eighteen months as assistant general manager of the street railway system of Mexico, and It was in that city that he made Mr. Haw thorne's acquaintance a year ago. Mr. Longstreet has a national reputation in street railway circles, having been connected with the management of the systems in Boston, Providence and Den ver and at one time was president of the Street Railway association of the United States. He has just resigned his position in Mexico and is on his way to Boston, where his family resides. In speaking of the Mexican roads, he said to a Globe reporter: "The system was first built by native capital and was sold two years ago to an English syndicate for $7,500,000. That seems a big price, but the present owners are making money on it. The lines are of two kinds, mule cars and locomotives. The former are drawn by a span of mules and sometimes by only one mule, and the lines Intersect the city proper in every direction. The locomotives run on lines to neighboring suburbs and merely draw the same kind of cars as the ones propelled by mule power. "The fare about town is six cents. On the suburban lines there are both first and second class coaches and the fare runs from two to thirty cents. The conductors and drivers are all natives or Cubans and are polite and attentive. They have just been uniformed; prior to that time they wore any old thing and looked villainous. The cars are fitted with registers, to record the fares, and eighty inspectors are employed to look after things in general. Altogeth er there are about 200 cars. "I was kept pretty close, attending to business, and cannot tell you much about the condition of the country, but judging from the street car receipts — and they make a pretty good barome ter — I imagine that everything Is fairly prosperous. I cannot say, personally, that I like the country very well, es pecially the ar; angements for winter. They have about two months of very chilly weather and as they have no heating stoves it is sometimes quite un comfortable. A man is at a disadvant age, too, unless he can speak the lan guage, although that did not bother me as I had a Cuban interpreter." "How are the prices of commodities under the free coinage?" inquired the reporter. "Local products are as cheap as li the United States. That is one of their silver dollars will buy as much as one of ours will here. But when you want foreign made goods, the prices rise out of sight. You not only have to pay the tariff but also pay a big advance on account of the fact that the goods are 60ld at gold prices. "There is quite an English colony in the city of Mexico — probably about 12,- COO English speaking persons, of whom 3,000 are Americans. There are two daily papers published in the English language and both of them seem to be paying. Every large store, so far as I observed, kept an interpreter for the benefit of the English customers. There are a great many American tourists there during the winter, but there was a big falling off this year compared with last." Mr. Longstreet. by the way, Is a nephew of Gen. Longstreet, the famous Confederate leader, and by the singular fortunes of war, he was found fight ing under the Stars -and Stripes at sev eral battles where his noted uncle was cheering on the hosts of the Stars and Bars. • • * St. Paul entertained another prom inent street car man yesterday. S. T. Norvin, the Tom Lowry of West Su perior' Superior and Duluth, is a guest of the Ryan, coming down on a short business trip. He announces that the contract has been, secured from th_ government for carrying mail on the street cars between the three cities, and it will go into; effect next month. The mails will be carried on the same plan as between St. Paul and Minne apolis. • • • E. L. Bonner, the wealthy Montana whole saler, accompanied by Mrs. Bonner and the M'sses Bonner, are registered at the Aber deen from Missoula. • • • Mr. and Mrs. William Bateman and daugh ter, of Winnipeg, registered at the Metro politan yesterday. C. W. Parker, of Bralnerd, Is a guest of the Metropolitan. J. A. Moore, of Winnipeg, Is at the Metro politan. A. M. Branding, of Detroit, Minn., is a guest of the Ryan. A. D. Southwarth registered at the Ryan yesterday from Northflcld. J. C. Fisher, of Duluth. was among the ar rivals at the Ryan yesterday. R. L. McCormlek and wife, of Hayward, Wis., are at the Merchants'. A Merchants' guest yesterday was H. Spald ing, of Brainerd. John Grant, of Faribault, Is registered at the Merchants'. J. E. O'Brien, of Crookston, registered at the Merchants' yesterday. N. H. Ingersoll, of Brainerd, was a guest of the Windsor yesterday. A Windsor arrival yesterday was R. H. McCoy, a well-known lumberman of Lake land. J. Geary and wife, of Hibbing, are stop ping at the Windsor. TWO NEW" POLICEMEN. Mayor Conferred Stars on Two Clal r.ens Yesterday. William J. Dellar and Bernard F. Ryan were reappointed to the police force yesterday by Mayor Doran. Delias who Is from the Fourth ward and was appointed on the recommendation of Aid. Donahower, succeeds John Ahem. Ryan resigned from the force some months ago by reason of his being present In a saloon :at the time Patrolman Banker Indulged ln a crap game- At the time Ryan quit the force, ie was claimed, he was called into the place by Banker and had nothing to do with the dice game. His rein statement on the force was brought about by a delegation headed by County Assessor Seng and James F. Malotiey. Ryan was ap pointed to fill the vacancy caused by the res ignation of R. A. MeCall, which was handed to the mayor yesterd&y. McCall was appoint ed to the force by Major Doran June 22, 1896, and resigned in order to go into other busi ness. Both officers appelated yesterday will be detailed for dutyi at the central station. WATERS' STRANGE CLAIM. He Says He Was the Husband of Anna R. Mintzer. It was generally supposed that Mrs. Anna R. MlDtzer, who died a year ago last Novem ber, at her St. Peter street home, was a widow at the time of her decease. But a claimant to her entire estate, which was la_-ge, has appeared In the probate court, who declares that he wedded Mrs. .Mintzer some years ago, and that the marriege was never dissolved until death took h_3 better half aw ay. The nam. of this local Tichborne is Jospeh Waters. His age Is 70, or there abouts. lira. Mintzer'g estate is valued at about (■ilk Headquarters of the Northwest.) Globe— l2-18-J7. OllT Hnltfl-IV filfWP Qolp IIXTH AND ROBERT STS., ST. PAUL. n f£| -ir Our great 2-stud AT JM.Z 3 Pi que. made express -H-B%BPi_Pb_i ___ ■ ____n>Bs_l_A__- _■ ly for Mannheimer €__£ Dlk f" 1 _f& I IM_riil__r"___r f BrosyaUoa 3-stud French Glace. *__-*_! £_■ V 1 nLb Bill I 1 -LB ____- _t These are the best Gloves in the United States for the money. Every At the earnest solicitation of a number of our pa- p * ir e uara , nte «:d and a new pair _.. ... , ... /c _ i \ • where the fault is with the g-love. trons, this store will be open this (Saturday^ evening . -a The Maggioni (for until 9 o'clock. Read the extra specials from 7 till 9p. m. At 3. lei) II merlv made ""der ™ the name of P. Cen- Handkerchief Specials. Hosiery and Underwear. ™i d Nowhere in the two towns will Some startling reductions for ebrated for perfection of fit. you find such Handkerchiefs, such Saturday A f, d*| H_\ Perrin's Savoy, with values such low prices. Saturday Women's heavy fleeced Vests At 3.1. 1 3 2 cl ™V* and 2 - tone , d specials— at 9a. m. and Pants I*; embroidery, an excel- A marvelous collection of the fin- Women's HermVdorf Black lent <l uallt y of French KkL est embroidered Irish Linen Hand- fleece-lined Stockings |7 C 4 . <_"1 AA Perrin's Peerless kerchiefs ever manufactured, any children' . _..--»- ™i' -_--_._. AT ML 111 l Pique.made from the one of them an exquisite specimen _™ M ™ 4^ k JdTaturdat" best se!ected Freach of fine needlework, and worth 65c, "*«*» tlle 4Uc kmd - Saturday g j c and new 85c, $1.00, $1.75 and $2.00 each. •••••••••■l9c embroidery . They will be placed on the tables _ Chll °. re " . 'heavy, soft and warm J »,._♦- /i W..- Saturday morning and sold at the ?<; ece -J m^ V c ests aud Pa "ta- /)A A±Ql AA The celebrated Rey lowest prices ever quoted on high- lets the 40c, SOc, .60c and 70c [% Al JpZ.WU m f cr 7. \} ie V** 1 * grade handkerchiefs. kind, today *"* of the French Kid, 65c fine Embroidered Hand- . Somen's best all-wool Tight, a'ndTveinT make . thfs i__..^i.;«f_ f~- 00-. m America for <R| _LQ seeing ana dyeing, make tins kerchiefsfor 38c _„___ .WW »I.*K. Glove absolutely the best-and it 85c fine Embroidered Hand- EXTRA SPECIAL — Positively is made expressly for our trade, kerchiefsfor 48c for Saturday only: with 4 clasps and new, stylish em sl.oo fine Embroidered Hand- 20 dozen women's all-wool and Ji- broidery. kerchiefsfor 68c wool "full regular made" steam 5Qc to $1.00 for Silk Mittens 51. 75 and 52.00 fine Embroi- shrunk Union Suits, black, white with Saxony" Wool lining. Silk dered Handkerchiefs for.. 88c and natural, all sizes, $3.00 rt»f AQ Mittens, silk-lined, best quality, Initial Handkerchiefs, made of and $4.00 kinds, tj.1.70 f ° l " $1.50. pure Irish Linen, narrow hems, for Evening Gloves a specialty— in hand-worked initials, in boxes con- The Holiday Silk Hosiery Sale is Glace and Suede, in 12, 16, 20, 24 tainiug six. on. Pure Silk Stockings for 98c, and 30-button lengths. For Women— 3Bc, $1.00, $1.50 $1.25 and 451.87, worth nearly Gjft Certificates issued for any a box - double. amount— the recipient makes her And for Men— sl.so, $1.75, Specials from 7 till 9p. m. own selection. $3.00, $4.00 a box. Women's Pure Silk Stockings.. 9Bc Special from 7 to 9 p. m. Ask to see our fine, French Ini- ,- n . _. , __ _ . , _ T , __... tial Handkerchiefs for Men. 100 doz. n .. omen s 50c quality Double Wool Mittens, the | r _ . c -i ._r. A tt " ne Egyptian Cotton Stockings, regular 35c quality, l_lL Extra Special-200 dozen Hem- with al] S mprovenientSt t„* fo * 4 . . . . / I<^ stitched Irish > Linen Handker- t irs in ab specially fr* AA chiefs for Women, worth 10c J.I. *__ cv,h c.™ . _ ...,>_- .. + _ T_l 111 l__ each, special Pcx box ..!p . . . . vMW Dress Patterns for Only one dozen to a customer: Chric ftn_ic Piftc No telephone orders filled. Ll-llb 1111-lb Ul! lb. A handsome tinted Crepe Hand- I_3C6 DCPArt-tIC-lt. The great sale goes on with ttn kerchief Box free with every pur- X .. , ,_ abated interest. Lengths are based chase of one dollar or more at the & P e c ial "om / till .p. m. on the widtl] of t he fabrics, and Handkerchief Department. 12 dozen Colored Chemisettes are ample for a generous dress. With every purchase of $3.00 we and cuffs to match, worth I^l — Prices are about half former seil give free a handsome Leatherette 50c, 60c and 75c a set. While l/ Q |j i"g figures: Handkerchief *»• «__._.__._: - $1.50, $2.00, $2.50, $3.00, $3.50, Specials from 7 till 9P, M M „ Underwear D t $4, $5, $6 and $7 i'or Ladies — Extra fine quality * ' Japanese Silk Hemstitched Hand- Specials from 7 till 9p. m. For full Dress Patterns, worth kerchiefs with Embroidered Ini- White Silk Embroidered Baby double - £ s an additional attrac tials, scalloped edged with Embroi- Bonnets, wadded; also white -IP n WC ° dered Initials, handkerchiefs |A Eiderdown Bonnets, worth /nf 10 pieces of Sicilietta, the correct that have sold for 50c. Spe- 111^ 45c, for ' eVtl W fabric for Separate Skirts, cial, from 7 till 9 o'clock... . 12 . inch K id" Body" Dolls', with fu " t° ." i " cl J thC 75c a j"C ICOdoz. Ladies' Hemstitched 5 hair, shoes and stockings /ir yard kind, for, .f. Handkerchiefs with embroi- and movable eves I^C dered initials. Special, each. . . UV Special f' £tH. $]. 50 UHlbrellaS fOr $1.00 Mtllinprv <-t.ff iak Special from 7 tiU 9 p',n i'llil.liciy opctl-10. a v. |Wft«rHltAll* Thlrd 26-inch American Gloria (I»| AA For Saturday onlv-the remain- CVaiIIICIU * Floor - Umbrellas, worth 51.50. J|,llll der of our smart English Walking Special from 7 till 9p. m. Special Hats, several different styles, a Cut Glass Salts and Peppers, A complete line of colors, brown, silver-plated tops, the 25c Uf* CtcrlinO' QllvAr I-Al>t black and gray. Former /A kind. Special /V OICI HUB OUVCI UCy.. prices were $1.50 to $3.00. flvC Specials from 7 till 9p. m. Saturday special MAtTe Flirnkhino-C Sterling Silver Top Cold |/) 1 These are all new and this sea- IT| CII 3 TUI IIl_»IIIIIg5. Cream or Vaseline Jars. H^C son's best shapes. Special from 7 till 9 p. m. Special, each A special sale of fine Silk |r $1.75 qualities Men's Silk- (£| |A Silver-Plated Fruit Knives, r A and Velvet Violets today. \l)C_ Lined Gloves. J\\ ||| per set of six, regular price, I)yC Per bunch me/v Special, per pair f_»I«IV 75 c . Special %ii\Alm_Ai\Alm__i\Jm__i\_i\J^ $120,000 a xery large portion of which Is personal property. She di.d intestate and Haydn S. Cole, of the law firm of Stevens, O'Brien, Cole & Albrecht, wa. appointed administrator of the estate. Last September Waters filed his claim to the estate alleging that Mrs. Mintzer was his wife. The admin istrator has just filed, in the probate court, a petition for an order requiring Waters to stfiow cause why a portion of the esta/te, to wit: The sum of $10,0-0 should not be distributed among the heirs of the deceased, most of whom live in Pennsylvania. A hear ing on the petition will tak . place next Tues day before .ludge YVillrich. Harvey Officer Is the attorney for Waters. Mr. Waters says he married Mrs. Mintzer in 1890. The records of the district court show that on Sept. .3, 1800, a license was issued for the marriage of Joseph Waters and Anna R. Mintzer. But there was no return made as required by law. The day after the license was issued Mrs. Mintzer appeared in the office of the clerk of courts, then held by It. T. O'Connor, and declared she had never authorized Waters to get a license to marry her. Waters, it is understood, says that Justice of the Peace Burgess performed the ceremony. But as Mr. Burgess is now an inmate of tho Rochester asylum, his testimony might be deemed incompetent one way or thp other. Mrs. Mintzer waa the widow of William L». Mintzer, who was born in Philadelphia in 1818 and died In St. Paul In ISSI. These Help Make History. The Minnesota Historical society has re ceived the following books by gift: Henry P. Upham, St. Paul, "The Story of the Pilgrim Fathers, aa To!d by Themselves, Their Friends and Their Enemies," by E. Arber; Frederick A. Crisp, London, Eng.. "List of Parish Registers and Other Works," 1597; lowa geographical survey, annual report, 1596; U. S. geographical survey, ten pamph lets on irrigation and water supply; Frederick H. Newell, Washington. "Irrigation on the Great Plains;" Oppenheim & Kalmau, St. Paul, nine directories and miscellaneous books: Mrs. IT. H. Hart. St. Paul, manu script sermon 100 years old: superintendent of the U. S. naval observatory report, 1594--7. By purchase: "The Western Movement," by Justin Winson; The Old Families of Salis burk and Annesbury. Mass., by David W. Hoyt. part 1; "Ancestry of Capt. Ebenezer Pope." To Teachers and Students. On December 15 to 18 Inclusive the "Wisconsin Central lines will sell holi day excursion tickets to points in Can ada at one fare for the round trip. For tickets and all information apply at the City Ticket Office. No. 373 Rob ert street, and Union Depot. Herman Brown, City Ticket Agent. o\\\----V\A SJ7 Perfect fi S Infant Food\ Gail Borden Eagle Brand Condensed Milk S' I' ' -==___ 111 _L - A Perfect Substitute For V Mothers Milk. For *o ■ Years the leading brand. (3 S "INFANT HEALTH tour FREE. V |3 NY - @ HD-Nseo Milk (o . new yoak. W vv*>_xxvvs»"_t ABOUT SECOND PAPERS. New Decision by Clerk of the Court Rogeri, No second papers will be Issued by the clerk of the district cout after Jan. 20, until after the spring election. The law requires that all foreign born vo ters must have obtained their final pa pers at least three months before the election, which is construed to mean that they cannot register unless they have had their papers for three months. There will be no more night sessions of the district court during the present month. It is the intention to hold an evening session on Wednesday, Jan. 12, which will be cjien to all residents of Ramsey county. All second papers, heretofore ordered will be ready for de livery next Thursday, Dec, 23, at the clerk's offic-, where all entitled to them are requested to call. Mr. Rogers said yesterday that after the spring election, the issuing of final papers, free of charge, will be resumed in order to qualify resident* for the fall electlun of 1898. WILL BANQUET TONIGHT. Society of Colonial Wars to Observe an Anniversary. The Society of the Colonial Wars has completed arrangements for cele brating the -innlveisary of the "great swamp fight" this evening with a din ner at the Hotel Ryan. Following the dinner will be addresses by a number of the members, the majority of whom have, not before been heard at any of the meetings of the society. The fol ic wing are newly elected members: From St. Paul, Benjamin L. Stanton, O.car L. Taylor, Henry B. Wenzell, Frank I. Whitney, John I. H. Field, Everett H. Bailey; Minneapolis, Wil liam D. Washburn, Frank H. Peavey, Ht-nrv L. Little; Duluth, William E. Richardson and George L. Chesebor ough. From the United States army. Lieut. John P. Wade. Pipe H for Holiday Presents. Call at Adam Fetsch's. Fifth and Robert, for smokers articles. PAID ITS SHARE. Street Railway Contributes to Cost ©>r City Pavlngr. The street railway company yesterday paid Into the city treasury $3,.._7.54, this amount being the cr.nipany's share of the paving o' the Cctqo avenue, Mlssi.-ippi street and _>st Seventh strest bridge.. The money was due ln the fall of 1896 but, for some reason, waa not paid until yesterday. In this connection the city treasurer reports that the gross earn ings tax which _s due in February of each year, from the street railway company, had not been paid up to date, ntercbangeable mileage is approaching a crlsl Discharged and Rearrested. Sophia Smith and Mary Falls, arrased by Patrolman Hughes, Thursday, charged with shoplifting, were dismissed In the polica court yesterday on thi3 particular charge. They were rearrested innme-liately, however, on complaints charging thsm with the larceny of two hats and two watches. The hearing was c.ntlnued to Tuesday and ln default of bail both were committed to Jail. Visit Canada via "The Burlington" 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 ern Canada (Toronto, Ottawa, Mon treal, Quebec, Halifax, etc.) at one fare for the round trip, good to return until Jan. 11, 1898. Ticket offices, 400 Rob_rt st. (Hotel Ryan) and Union depot MARRIAGES, BIRTHS, DEATHS. MARRIAGE LICENSES. George Qellatly Cora Bowler Frank E. Peterson Anna M. Johnson BIRTHS. Mr. and Mrs. George Mendel Hoy Mr. and Mrs. Sorcn Frederickson ... Olrl Mr. and Mrs. William Clark Girl Mr. and Mrs. Conrad J. Rtimni'-l Hoy Mr. and Mrs. Jacob Rihner Girl Mr. and Mrs. ('. S'auber Hoy Mr. and Mrs. Theodore Christopherson ..Girl Mr. and Mrs. Thomas McCarthi G.rl Mr. and Mrs. Adolph I Hoy DEATHS. Phllllppa Gehrke, 573 Blair it 7i yrs William Schuler. 77_y Bast Seventh ..16 yrs Charles McDonald, :;_l St. Lawrence. 7. yrs Susie Moore. 368 i':» __;■ i. ay 30 yrs Mamie Jensen, sr. loseph's In. spit;:!. ..fl yrs Baby White, 13 Wesl Ninth .: Mary Mendal. Cc-.liii ldil and Conway. .6l >m DIED. MAYHEW— In _:. Paul, Minn., December 17, 1897, at family residence. No. TL'l Hague ay., Jennie C, wife or William B. May hew. Funeral Sunday, l.th Inst., at 2 o'clock p. ra. RODEN- Frank, son of Frank X. and Mary M. Rodeo, aged _ years and E months. Funeral at 2:30 Saturday from real 794 Cedar streot. CARD OF THANKS. TO THE RELATIVES AM) FRIENDS OP the family who assisted m<- nt the funeral of my late husband, 1 moat sincerely thank all for their kindness towards me. Mrs. J.BPphine Ko.-:telak. CHURCH NOTICES. PARK CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH, COR ner Holly avenue and Mackubin street. Services 10:30 a. m. and 8 p. in. Preaching by Rev. S. W. Dickinson. ■ .__ AMUSEMENTS. GRAND., 1 ]™™ Today, SSL, BUCK pTisey PATTI" RIDGE." *"" M - "■•" I Company. METRO. .Will. L ■ t.!_S_T T ' Matinee Today. I TONIGHT. Prices, 2Cc, Me. 75c and SL I L_-i Time, David Bei_seo"B Great Play, THE HEART OF MARYLAND Pre-.nted l.y ffIRS. LESLIE CA .-TER aud David K-las-o's Company. Next Week— Will, c Collier m -The Man From Mexico." . - SCHOOLS AND COLLEGES. ST. AGATHA'S COIfSKRVATOHT Of Music and Art, 26 East Exchange St., St. Paul. Piano, violin, guitar, banjo and mandolta taught. Lessons given In drawing aud palut ing. Call or send for prospectus.