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Red Figure Sale Now in progress at The Boston is attracting hordes of customers. The public has proved us in the past and know the sterling worth of "Boston" Clothing and abso lute genuineness of our mark-down prices. The present sale is unsurpassed. The greatest value ever offered at our un precedented prices. Remember the discount is made on the normal iow price which always prevails at The Boston. • €%£%t& at a few quotations. Every garment in the store LUUH at Red Figures (except Black goods). Your choke of any (j>| P|/*^ j^ s x of our Fine Hats at %Pl» V^ Excepted $30.00 a r n ' s . Suits $20.00 $i 5.00 a B t oys '. Suits $|fl,oo $22.00 a ? n : sSuits $15,00 $io.oos oy& : suits . .... $7.50 514.00 .f n '. sS . uits $10,00 Wat oys :. suits $5.00 $10.00 a fl ? en : sSuits $7,50 $20.00 a B t T: v ' ste . r . 5 ..... $15,00 JO AA Hen's Trousers jn~jjjj $10.00 B ° yS> UUte " $7,50 aoo^ n : sTro — I $4,75 $7.50 a B t 0^ v ' sters 1i75 $4#50 Men's Trousers JjljQ $18.00 »ff . $(3,50 " tIA Aft Boys' Overcoats (£7 Cfl <j*2 A|| Men's Trousers en CO tpIIMIU at I JU $/% AA Boys' Overcoats (|J J AH Jl Art Men's Trousers tfj Cft at at " *tj AA Children's Knee- tQ Kfl %W AA Men's Overcoats JQIJ nij p an t S>uits at 3U at ••• *q jj« Children's Knee- $0 OH 4^A AA nen>s Overcoats tQO HH *^ Pant Suits at m ™ * c fl Children's Knee- S~jjjj tiS AA Men>s Overcoats (tit) r(| U '^ Pant Suits at $ iO#VV at 4>|Z, JU a* j-a Children's Knee- $0 7C ft A Men's Overcoats c ? ? r Pant Suits at Utld tpiv.ifv at flji^ AA Children'^ Reefers tfQ ftfj $2yo Men. Ulsters $ J2^Q $ 7 jfl Reefers^gj $15.00 a^".' 5 "' 8^.... $|Q n QO $1.50f t dd . Knee Pant 5... $K25 $30.00 t reat Coa t $25,00 $i.oor. Knee Pant 5.... 75c $20.00 ° reat . Coat . s $15,00 50c ° t dd Knee Pa . nts . 38c Mail Orders / i^^^l/i/fj'Tf Bowlby & Co. Filled Promptly. C/ < -^ vl; a 7 Sixth and Robert - SOINT POUL. LOCAL NEWS NOTES. The People's Party Central club will hold its regular meeting tonight, at 8 o'clock, in L.ibor hall. A military ball will be given this evening by St. Paul Camp No. 1, Sons of Veterans, U. S. A., at Oxford hall. Fire at the home of John Johnson, 224 Granite street, caused by a defective chimney, at 10 o'clock last evening, damaged the house to the extent of ?ICO. The loss is covered by insurance. The case of manslaughter against Mrs. Anna Fink was called in the police court yesterday, but as Dorothy Johnson is still unable to appear, the matter went over until tomorrow. NOTES ON AMUSEMENTS. If young blood can put life into anything, next Tuesday Is apt to be one of the liveliest days in the calendar as far as this city la concerned. It is on that day that the Yale Glee and Banjo clubs strike the town In their two special cars, and they are likely to make things hum in a quiet way. For three mouths the clubs have been under severe training In New Haven, and have drilled and rehearsed in preparation for their Christ mas tour. Concerts have already been given in cities from Brooklyn to Denver, and on Tupsdny evening at the People's church, the St. Paul public will have the opportunity of hearing one of the best male choruses in the country, in a concert of which every Yale man can be proud, If reports from other cities aro to be relied upon. At the Metropolitan opera house commenc ing to-night the great announcement is the apoarance of Lillian Russell, Delia Fox and Jet De Angells. This, without question, Is the most important engagement in chis city during the current season and moans that lovely Lillian Russell, the undisputed queen of comic opera; Delia Fox, the prettiest and daintiest of comediennes, who has had a long stellar reign at the head of her own company, and Jefferson De Angelis, the most original and facile of comedians, will appear together in Strange and Edwards' newest and most brilliant opera "The Wedding Day." The ad vance sale is the largest in the history of the theatre and when the curtain rises the stars will be greeted by a truly representative pudl ence. "A Black Sheep" is written In Hoyt's most Filsif Washln s powder I'fiOa^K^H Ina^ e s house cleaning wtevJ%?gMs easy. Largest package Waste Powder, w r? re = test economy. t?T fc — J/ Ask the irrocer for a. humorous vein and affords one of the most laughable fun entertainments this popular author has ever given to the public. It Is being greeted with large audiences nt the Grand this week. Miss Rose Braham as Ada Steel gives a finished performance. A largo sale of seats is reported for the New Years performances. Next week at the Grand a comedy novelty is promised in the first visit here of Rich and Harris' big laughing success, "The Widow Jones." This is one of John J. McNally's cleverest farces and is brim full of humor from beginning to end. The that will produce this queer titled skit here will be of the characteristic Rich and Harris strength and includes in the title role Miss Flo Irwtn, one of the most talented comediennes of today. The assisting contingent incluie3 George W. Barnum, Miss Ada Lewis and others. CONOORDIA'S MERRr CHRISTMAS Celebrated In Jolly Style at Mozart Hall Last Xi K h<. Last night a notable transformation scene occurred at Mo2art hall, when the large and spacious hall was turned into a kindergarten by the St. Paul Concodria society. The oc casion was the celebration by the society of the twenty-third annual Christmas tree festival, by the society. An excellent pro gramme had been arranged, which opened with an overture by the orchestra and was fol lowed by the full chorus of the ConcordU, which sang an evening prayer chorus in a most excellent manner. Prof. B. W. Boenisch was then introduced and delivered a special address for the chil dren, of whom there were a large number present. Prof. Boenisch told of the yule tide festival, dating 'back to the birth of Christ He entreated the children to always remem ber their ancestors and never be ashamed of them. Pointing to an American flag, which hung in the center of the hall. Prof. Boen isch admonished them to be always loyal to the stars and stripes for it was those col ors that had made their nacestors and fathers loyal and patriotic citizens of the American government today. In closing his address Prof. Boneisch quoted Goethe as follows: "Wle f«ichtbar ist der klainnse Kreis wenn manihn wohl zu pflegen welss Troustoted means."— "From small spheres great things can be accomplished if done well." ' After the close of Pro-f. Boenisch's speech the Conco.-dia society sang the "Eerstis lieder" (the first song) and as the chorus was about to retire. President L u:s B=rnback called upon them to halt. The president addressed himself directly to Prof. L. W. Hormsen and, in a few well-chosen words said the Concordia desired to show their ap preciation of the excellent work and labors of the professor, who has been the director of the society for the past fifteen years Mr Bcrnback corelcdel his rtmuks ty proven Ing to Director Hormsen a beautifully finished oak leather, upholstered rocking chair. Di rector Hormsen was greatly surprised. He said that, though he had always been well paid for his services, still he could not re frain from expressing his surprise at this token of the ai>preclation of the society. He hoped they wculd still c:nMnue t) succeed and progress In the future as they had done during the fifteen years of his connection THE SAINT PAUL GLO3 "5: THURSDAY, DECEMBER 30, 1897. with the society as director. His birthday, he said, fell on Friday, Dec. 31. but owing to the large number of young ladles present he would not say how old he was on this oc casion. The visit of Santa Claus and the distribu tion of prizes from the Christmas tree which adorned the center of the hall followed, and for one hour and a half the hall was filled with the merry prattle of children's voices. Several prizes belonging to others than chil dren were drawn from the tree, among which was a toy faucet for Anton Miesen a corn cob pipe for ex-Aid. Kartak, large stamp for William Platte, a gallon measure for Theo Hamm, a box of old stamps for John Fendell and a paper desk for Prof. Boenisch. Dan cing closed the evening's programme which continued until the small hours of the morn ins. Henry Vogea, a prominent member of the Concordla society, who is at present confined to his home by illness was remembered by the society. They sent a committee to his residence carrying a large box of flowers and conveying their regrets at his inability to be present We call the attention or our readers to the special notice of The State Sav ings Bank under announcements. NAVAL VETS DINE!. Annual Meeting of the Association at the Metropolitan. At the annual meeting of the Minne sota Association of Naval Veterans, held at the Metropolitan hotel last evening, the following officers, were elected for the ensuing year: Captain, J. F. R. Foss; commander, John Budy; lieutenant commander, M. Harris; lieutenant, D. M. Rand; ensign, H. J. Barber; paymaster, P. Tremaine; en gineer, C. S. Phelps; surgeon, H. Beck ett; boatswain, P. H. Devine; gunner, William Floyd; carpenter, A. Gorman; sail maker, Louis Dunn; assistant sur geon, A. M. Lowell; secretary, A. H. Runge. Nearly 100 members of the associa tion were present, for the most part from St. Paul and Minneapolis, and following the business sessions,, the company adjourned to the hotel dining room to partake of the annual ban quet. A select musical programme, by a mandolin orchestra, accompanied the discussion of the menu. Invited guest 3 from this city and Minneapolis were present. Capt. J. F. R. Foss presided at the banquet board as toastmas'ter. and, during the evening, called upon Mayor Doran, J. J. McCardy and Judge Ell Torrance, of Minneapolis, and oth ers, who responded with appropriate speeches. TO CURE A COLD IST ONE DAY Take Laxative Brorao Quinine Tablets. All druggists refund money if It fails to cure. 25c. The genuine has L. B. Q. on each tablet. HOUOHS THE VISITOR ST. PAUL SEMINARY, TENDERS A. RBCEPTION Tf.MGR. MARTI KELLI. VISITING PRELHTES ATTEND. -a i A LITERARY n AI^ MUSICAL PRO GRAMME I'IIKSUM'iU) BY THE SEMINARIANS. t* DAKEHT EXTENDS A WELCOME. f- at The MonnlgrnQf Addresses tlic Stu dents Congratnl^tlng; Tiiem Up on Their Opportunities. St. Paul Seminary tendered a recep tion yesterday afternoon to Monsignor Martlnelli. Mgr. Martlnelli and Archbishop Ire land, accompanied by Archbishop Kal zer, of Milwaukee; Archbishop Lange vin, of Winnipeg, and Archbishop Hen nessey, of Dubuque; Bishops Scannell and Bonacum, of Nebraska; Bishop Cotter, of Winona; Bishop McGolrick, of Duluth; Bishop Shanley, of Fargo; Bishop O'Gorman, of Sioux Falls; Bishop Trobec, of St. Cloud; Bishop Mesmer, of Wisconsin; Bishop Keogh, of Milwaukee; Father Cleary, of Min neapolis, and Dr. Rooker and Dr. Pace arrived at the seminary at 5 p. m. The ablegate was received by the students, who were presented and in troduced to him by Rev. Father Hef fron, the rector of the seminary. The reception lasted an hour. Dinner was served at 6p. m. Besides the distinguished guests present, in cluding Mr. and Mrs. J. J. Hill, An thony Kelly, Eric Dalgren and John D. O'Brien, there were 100 visiting clergy men in attendance, representing the states of Minnesota, Wisconsin, lowa and the Dakotas. After dinner the clergy held a recep tion and each was presented to the apostolic delegate. At 8 o'clock in the evening the pre lates, clergy and the guests, number ing over. 300 In all, assembled in the academic hall, where they were enter tained by a literary and musical pro gramme presented by the seminarians. Preceding the entertainment Rev. Patrick Danehy, of the faculty, deliv ered the following address of welcome to the monsignor: Your Excellency: The St. Paul Seminary bids you welcome. We are honored to-day by the presence in our halls of a distinguished assemblage of bishops, priests and laymen. I know that I do but give utterance to the thought that Is uppermost in the mini's of all when I tender you a most cordial wel come. In greeting your excellency— the ac cred'ted representative of the sovereign Don tiff — we bow to the supreme authority and honor the venerable person of Leo XIII. We who dwell In this Western world may seem to be far from Rome. By the presence of your - excellency, however, the iies that bind us to Rome are strengthened, :he dis tance that lies between Is brought to nothing. Today KcttS is In Minnesota, beholding you here, the center of this august boly of bish ops, we realize fully the undying vitality and divine unity of the Catholic cliurch, whose head and center is in the city by the Tiber. Rome was great. Indeed, and her name was feared when of old her legions subdued ihe Western world. Her eagles perched victori ous In every land and beneath every sky. Her laws became the code of the peoples cf three continents, because those peoples had become Roman. There was but one realm and one ruler. Honor still greater than this, a truly heav enly glory, was still in store for her. She had been Imperial, she was to be eternal; "the city set upon a hill that cannot be hid." She became the center of Christendom. The halo of undying luster that encircles her brow was won for her by her great pontiffs. Men marveled when Leo and Gregory and In nocent and Urban sat in the chair of Peter. The barbarian was civilized, letters and tha gentler arts flourished, the poor had the gos pel preached to them. For beneficence not less than for length of days Rome's paat is without a peer in history. Her deeds today as well as the promise of her Divine Founder give her assur.ime of a future equally matchless. Her bishops are in every land, her missionaries speak every tongue, her cross-crowned oTiurches stand by every river, and her schools en lighten every people in the world. Never was the household of. -the faith more truly one than It la today. " The pulsation of the heart that beats at Rome ts felt to the onds of the earth. The work that has ev^er been dearest to the pontiff of Rome is the work that is done in the seminary of Ss. PauJ. Leo XIII. from the earliest years of hfs pontificate has shown the deepest interest In education, and especially in the education of the clergy. It must be so. Under the care of an en lightened and zealour- clergy the lamp of faith burns ever bright. Religion exert 3 her gentle, but potent away over the heart of man and all that, la ignoble i 3 subdued. The Infirm, the homeless and the orphan receive from a hand that mJSiisters to them for Christ's sweet salte th 4 tenderness that they had scarcely dared to hope for. Then blooms in the garden of the cfiurch heaven's fairest and most lastini fiWer— charity. Without the constant minmrati<ms of the clergy the works of religion languish. Faith Itself grows dim, flickers, and dies. In the dark realm of unbelief serflshness, most hideous of tyrants, reigns supreme. The Importance of the work of the semi nary is well understood in the Northwest. The bishops of the province of St. Paul, with the archbishop at their head, are untiring In their labors for its welfare. With the bishops the clergy and the laity co-operate most generously towards Its advancement. We are happy to cay, too, that many bishops outside of the province show their appreciation of the advantages offered to clerical students in St. Paul, by sending their students to this seminary. I need not tell your excellency that our seminary Is indebted for its beautiful and spacious buildings to the munificence of a citizen of our own city. From the day of its inception h!s interest in I'.s welfare has never flagged. The happiness of tho present occasion 13 made complete by the presence of this noble Christian gentleman and his ■most estimable consort. I salute with respect and gratitude our friends and benefactors Mr. Jamea J. Hill and Mrs. Mary T. Hill. As an expression of gladness at your pres ence and a testimony of their high regard, our students have prepared a programme of simple exercises to which we trust you will be pleased to listen. We all, professors and students alike, desire to make your stay among us as happy as possible. We wish you to carry to your Eastern home the 2 MORE Of strictly HIGH GRADE PI ANO BARGAINS remain. On Jan. Ist tjbis sacrificing- Piano sale ends. c The time is short. Do not neglect the opportuni ty. Better corfle in and select one today*! We have them in prices th"at ijt any purse. Please rfmeirfber that these tr RE instruments arg guaranteed by us in every respect. A hand some scarf and stool goes with every Piano. Terms, $25.00 and $10.00 per month. . Wa J. Oyer & Eire Lnrgest A'usical House In the Xor'.h'.ve*t. 21-23-25-27 W. 5 h St. Next Fostoffice most pleasant memories of our city and of our seminary- For the honor you this day do us we again most heartily thank you. Then followed tha ente.-ta-nmnnt, which proved most enjoyable. At the conclusion at the programme Mgr. Martinelli said a few encouraging words. congratulating the students upon their pro ficiency and the excellent opportunities and advantages they enjoyed at the St Paul semi nary RECEPTION COMMITTEE. These "Will Serve at tbe Event Fri day Mf?ht. At a meeting of the executive com mittee on the reception to Apostolic Delegate Martinelli, held last evening, the following gentlemen were appointed to act on the reception committee: C. D. O'Brien. J. C. Harrlgan. H. C. MeN'alr. M. C. Healion. Frank S-hllek, Geo. Gerlach, Chas. Michaud, P. J. Bowlln. Erin Dahlgren. J. P. McGalderick, Con Shiplds. Geo. R. O'Riley, Casper Ernst, T. F. Naughton, J. Kerroni Sr., Jno. Clark, Dr. Buckley. M. Fltzpatrtck. C. F. Pusch. Henry Whaley, Patrick Knight, W. A. Hardenberg, J. D. O'Brien. Thos. Fitzpatrick Jr., Dr. H. J. O'Brien, Thos. Green, Dr. A. Macdonald, L. N. Dion. D. W. Lawler, T. J. McDermott, C. J. McConville, J. W. Willis. J. G. Donnplly. Dennis Ryan. J. M. Caulfield. VS. F. Kennedy. H. S. Ouinlan. Wm. -Devereaux, J. S. Prince, Jas. King. Jno. Rogers Jr., M. J. O'Connor. M. Faley. M. F. Kaln, Michael Doran, Gen. M. R. Morgan, M. H. Foley. J. F. Kelly, Wm. Cunningham, Capt. Wilkinson, H. F. Wessfll J. L. McDonald, Chas. Friend Jr., B. A. Cox. , P. M. •Kerst. C. H. Williams, J. M. Dyer, Thos. Fitzpatrlek Sr., Ed O'Brien. Patrick O'Brien, D. M. Sullivan, F. S. Dowlan. W. L. Kellv Jr., P. T. Cavanagh, M. J. Boyle. J. Flanagan, James Cleary, C. J. Hindy. M. J. Donnelly. A. J. Galbralfh. Thos. W. Sheehy, Rodger Kennedy, J. M. Wagner, Jno. Kerwin Jr., M. Borrr, Tim Reardon Adam Fetsch. Dr. I. Donnelly, Frank Schlick Sr.. Phil Crowlev. Matt Koch. Bernhard Michel, Dennis O'Halloran, Emil Geist, James Farwell. W. Murphy. Jno. F^eney, Herman Kretz. Edward Donehue, M. Mealey. Chas. Fitzgerald, Frank Erling, Jno. Kline. W. H. Kane. J. D. Hilyrr, W. H. Eagan, J. C. Prcndergast, J. W. Crossen, W. L. Kplly Sr., Barney Ryan. Jno. Twohy Jr., Jno. Hagrenmiller, E. J. Darragh. J. J. Haas. P. M. Hennessey, Henry G. Haas. T. A. Prendergast, Chaa. L. Haas. Thos. McOorniick, M. r. Ryan. C. H. F. Smith, Jno. Wilwersheid, J. C. Xolera, P. J. Towle, Jno. Broderlck, Peter Pfeiffer, Thcs. Grac-e, Arthur H. Rogers, M. W. Cole, Frank Keogh, J S. Grode. Jacob Simmer. Tim Foley. Jno. A. Tierney, J. H. Allen. Tlios. Tierney, Pierce Butler. Frank Eldridge, T. D. O'Brien, Chas. Friend Sr., T. J. Lilly, C. W. Copley, A. Dufrone Terrence Kenny, Ed. O'Connor, J. P. Melady, M. Mullane, John Kenny. J. Dowlan, Jas. Melady. The ushering will be In charge of William Louis Kelly, assisted by the following: Car roll Ilendy, Casper Ernst, Peter M. Kerst, Charlea F. Pusch, George Fetsch, John Ker win Jr.. Richard D. O'Brien, Ira Donnully, Mark J. Fitzpatrick, William H. Burk. Jo seph Prendergast. Joseph J. Rogers, John P. Melady. Frank S. Dowlin, Thomas F. Dar ra^fc. John S. Prince, William J. MurpUy, Frank J. Bowlin. John J. Flanagan, George Dougher, Joseph Hefternan, James Lamb and George Sheehan.* LETTER. FROM ALASKA. Silas Van Horn Writes From Bit. St. Ellas. Last summer Silas Van Horn, of 596 Can tida street, formerly in the employ of the Chi cago Great Western road, left for Southern California to engage In the nurse ry business. When he arrived on the coast the parties he had anticipated going Into business with had the Klondike fever, and had It bad. The re sult was that Mr. Van Horn Joined with them and started for the gold fields. His wife had several letters from him during the fall, but was Informed in the one received In Septem ber that she might not expect to hear from him again before the spring of 1888- Mrs. Van Horn was agreeably surprised a few days ago to receive a leter from her hus band under date of Sept. 13. The letter, dated Disenchantment bay, says that Mr. Van Horn, with a party of eleven persons, were beyond reach .of postofflce routes, and the letter was sent back by a mislonary who wa3 going to Yakutat. The nrxt day, Mr. Van Horn said, the party would bid good bye io civilization. They had started for the head of White river, north of Mt. St. Ellaa, near where. It was expected, gold would be found In good quantities. As soon as enough food could be cooked the party would commence to climb the glacier, which covered about forty miles. Sleda had been built for tho purpose, and the goods and supplies carried by the party would be packed on the sleds. It was hoped the Alaska river would be reached In twenty days from the date the letter was written. Reaching there, a halt would be made and prospecting for gold would be in order. If none was found the party would work on north until a strike was made. The glacier the party Is to cross, Mr. Van Horn writes, had been traveled only twice before by man, and If they.^ere suc cessful In getting across It, tfra party ex pected to become somewhat famous on this account. Mr. Van Horn wrote his letter In camp at the foot of the glacier, and he de scribes the ice as cracking with a noise like heavy thunder and falling into the bay. It had rained hard for four days, and the party had stopped to dry their clothes before pro ceeding. The point from which the letter was dated had been reached by taking a steamer from Sltka to Yakutat. and from the latter point they had rowed in an open baot over fifty miles. As It had rained hard for four days all the party had been wet for that length of time, but he, as well as the balance of the crowd, were getting used to rough life. For three days they had lived on salt beef and hardtack, and coffee when It was possible to build a fire to cook it The night the letter was written a fine supper had been prepared consisting of fried bacon, hot coffee and hardtack. There was no wood In the country, and what they used to build a fire had been carried from Sltka. As Boon as tho glacier had been crossed, however, wood would be plenty. The wind, Mr. Van Horn says, blows a gale, and the cold Is so in tense that he put on all his heavy clothes and flannels. GOODNOW TAKES A WIFE. According to «* Shanghai Dispatch He Is Married. A telegram to the Qlobe last night an nounced that John Goodnow, consul general of the United States at Shanghai, China, wa3 married to Elizabeth Beaver, at Yokohama, on Dec. 7. Although there Is no direct infor mation to that effect the bride Is supposed to be Miss Abble Gordon, with whom Mr. Good now was charged by his second wife, Mrs. Flora Powers Gcodnow, with being too inti mate. At the time of the trial last April Miss Gordon testified that her real name was Elizabeth Hunt, whtah she was known by up to the time she became 18 years of age. She further testified that her early life had been spent in the town of Hosmer and that she came to St. Paul in I&S6, went to Minneapolis in 1894, and returned to S>. Paul in less than a year. Later she moved up to Minneapolis again. Notice to Depositors. The next semi-annual Interest term of the Savings Bank of St. Paul com mences Jan. 1, 1898. One dollar de posits received; Interest on sums of $5* and upwards. Deposits made on or before Jan. 10 will draw six months' interest July 1, 1898. 44 East Sixth street. AT TIIE WHIST TABLE. First Game of the Sixteenth Tourna ment Played Last Night. The first game of the sixteenth tournament for pairs was played at the rooms of the St. Paul Whist club last night. Metcalf and Erwin made the high score — 171 points. The score is as follows: North and Scuth — Foster and Bronson 158 Ward and Sperry 154 William and Baker 150 Buford and Vogel 149 Wright and Youngman 146 Gemmell and Slncock 135 Total 901 Average, 150 1-6. East and West — Metcalf and Irwin 171 Sanders and Miller 160 Fetter and Hay 169 Ringold and Woodruff \tn Lawton and Larkin 157 Morgan and Dugan 150 Total 971 Averase. 161 5-6. High Score — Metcalf and Erwin, plus 9 points. Better sure than sorry. Guard against the substitution of inferior wares for good onv3 by examining your purchases before you leave the star*. Vlhli GfIUGUS TODAY COU.fCII. TO SELECT A BUIL.DIHG INSPECTOR AND A CITY PRINTER. FOUR CANDIDATES NAMED. MAYOR DORAX STILIi UNDECIDED AS TO HIS BOARD APPOINT MENTS. MESSENGER MILLER BUSY AGAIN. Wants His Friend Schiller, the St. Peter Street Barber, Appointed to One Place. The members of the common council will caucus this afternoon at 3 o'clock as to the selection of a building in spector to succeed William Kingsley, the present incumbent. The matter of selecting a city printer, or rather an official paper for the year, will also be discussed. In case these two mattors do not take the balance of the after noon, the council will resoive itself into a committee of the whole and take up the tax estimate for IS9B as adopted by the conference committee. The candi dates for building Inspector are Charles F. Arrol, A. F. Gauffer. S. H. Haas and Gates A. Johnson Sr., their positions in the race being about in the order nam ed. One of the aldermen, who claimed to know what he was talking about, said last evening that Arrol would have ten votes on the first ballot and possi bly eleven, which would land the prize. The question of selecting the official paper for 1898 promises to be rather ex citing. The trades and labor assembly has passed resolutions requesting that a committee from the council be appoint ed to listen to grievances the labor or ganizations have against the evening organ of the administration. The res olutions sent to the aldermen and as sembly were received and filed without reading. This action was reported back to the trades and labor assembly, and a committee appointed to go before the council and protest ajrainst the evening organ being made the olficial paper next year. Whether the council will stand by the agreement reached in caucus last January that the morning organ should have the printing one year and the evening organ the next, in the face of opposition from the labor organizations remains to be seen. Some of the city officials are of the opinion that the morning organ is seeking to be selected as the official paper for next year and that the kick on the part of the trades and labor assembly against the evening organ is part of the scheme. Mayor Dor^n is these days receiving all kinds of advice as to the appoint ments he should make on the water board and fire board. His ofllce was well filled yesterday from early in the morning until after 5 o'clock with the friends of the various candidates men tioned. His honor, although evidently much annoyed, received all callers with a glad hand, listened attentively to the words of wisdom and advice poured into his ears and promised each and every one that the name of the gen tleman mentioned would be given serious consideration. It was reported that the mayor had selected the three new fire commissioners in the persons of Assemblyman O. H. Arosin, Theo dore G. Walther, vice president of the Hackett Hardware company, and W. R. Shaw, the West side lumberman. Private Messenger Miller, it is stated, took a "peek" at the names and, after a consultation with Jailer Jake Stad field, of the central station, informed the chief executive of the city that in order to avoid trouble in the next con vention it would be well to revise the list and In the place of one of the names Insert that of some German- American. This Information apparent ly had considerable weight with Mayor Doran, for late yesterday afternoon the name of W. R. Shaw was scratched. Private Messenger Miller is "plugging" for George H. Schiler, the St. Peter street barber, for the appointment, but it is understood the name of the third commissioner to be appointed will be selected from the poll lists of the Fifth ward. A number of persons interested !n the fire department not being made a political ma chine have raisod the i.oint that, under the Dalltmore bill, passed by the last lefrlsla ture. Assembly Arosln is not eligible for ap pointment. The law reads as follows: It shall be unlawful for any person here after elected to any of tho folowing offices, that Is to say the office of councilman, as semblyman, or alderman In any city, or. the office of county commissioner in any county in this state, to hold any other office In such city or county during the term for which hn was elected or appointed, except an office elective by tho people in the district wherein iie shall have resided thirty days previous to such election. The law was passed and approved April IC, 1897, but as it specifies that only those "here after elected" shall bo barred from picking up appointments the point raised against tho First ward assemblyman is not considered well taken. A very enthusiastic politician from tha Fourth ward, in speaJcing of the appoint ments to be made by the mayor to the firo board last evening, had this to say: "The ap pointments no doubt mean that Chief Jackson is to be ousted. But I want to bet any man in St. Paul. Republican or Democrat, that George W. Freeman will be rcappointed to the fire board, and that John Jackson will be restored to the head of the fire depart ment when Mayor Doran's time Is up." • • * The Republican politicians have been figuring up the number of positions in the water department which would be available in case the deal now being engineered goes through. The plan Is to have the commissioner to be ap pointed to succeed H. E. Stevens join with Commissioners Wolterstorff and Hoyt and elect Mr. Hoyt as president of the board in place of R. B. C. Be ment. This action, it is figured out, will cause the resignation of Mr. Bement to be tendered as a member of the board, and Mayor Doran will then have the naming of another member. This will give the Republican politicians who are interested solely in the dis tribution of "pie" a chance to discharge all the present officers and clerks em ployed in the department and farm out the positions for the best interests of the grand old party at the coming elec tion. The word passed around the mayor's office yesterday was that J. M. Carlson would succeed Mr. Stevens as a member of the commission. Fancy Skating: on Sew Year'ii. Miss Fanny Davidson and J. F. Davidson have been engaged to appear in fancy skat- Ing exhibitions at Como New Year's and Sun day afternoon at 3:30. On New Year's after uoon J. F. Davidson -will skate one mile against the world's record, and on Sunday If it is whit we claim, then it is just what you ,— <£T~"^^Z/***^7'^^taiP'^^ Weil we Mrill prove Ith/lett'i!'' yon .lisprov; it. Tim's a Ym'cee proposition, but will hold rood undeiour UNCONDITIONAL GUfIRfINTEE. Pol over our counter or scut A A g|\ i«mne ■aitfty nnywhere by mail «£«3U liuurantee. PA 111 UjiDnW'RF Pfl SEVENTH AND Field, Schlick & Co. Reductions. Our annual inventory will b« tHken next Friday. Broken lines, remnants, odd lots, etc., are all being closed out in the mean* time at greatly reduced prices. Dress Goods. Remnants of Black and Col ored Dress Goods, in lengths suitable for Skirts and Waists, are being; closed out at about HALF-PRICE. There's still a lar^e assort ment to choose from. Black Crepons, 50 cents. Gold Medal Black Series, 50 cents. Black heavy twill Clay Serges, 65 cents. A lot of all-wool Black Jac quards, formerly sold for 51. 25, will be closed out today at 85 cents. Dress Linings. These prices are for Thursday only. Imported Hair Cloth, 21 cents. Rustle Taffeta, 10 cents. 15c Silesias for 10 cant*. 20c Percalines for 12 l .j cents. 15c Percalines for 10 cents. Best Litiiny Cambrics, 3 cents. Best Silks at Lowest Prices. The best and newest Silki in the market arc always to be found here at the lowest possi ble prices. Our Plaids are the talk of the town. Beautiful styles, bright est colors, best SI.S!J qualities, and the price is only ONE DOLLAR the yard. They come in satin bars and Bayadere effects. Black Brocades for 59 cents. A new stock of the best Changeable Rustle Taffetas in America in more than 100 color combinations has been received this week. Our price £*Qf* is only O*fU Why pay more for poorer Silks? Losing Money in the Cloak Room. Nearly three months of winter still before us make these reduc tions most interesting 1 . Tailor-made Jackets of all-wool Kerseys, Boucles, Beavers and Co verts, in new, up-to-date styles, posi tively worth $7.75, $8.75 m r f\f% and $9.50, will be sold be- \ H fore inventory for only .. VvIUU 85 Tailor-made Jackets in the most fashionable styles of the season, a dozen different materials, all colors, positively worth $10.75, A^ AA $12.50 and $13.50. Choice \ I today for <& I lUU Rain-proof Seal Plush Capes, hand somely trimmed with fur, actual $13.50, $15.00 and $16.50 gill values, are marked down \ I /n t0... Olli I J Field, Schlick & Go. j afternoon, at 4 p. m., there will bo a special race of one mile open to all coiners. _____ SEPARATED FROM HIS COIR. It Costs a < i-00U.n10.-i Man $150 to Make the Rounds, Howard P. Stevens, a young man living at Crookston. reported to the police last even- Ing th*t he was minus $150 which he had when he came to St. Paul, a week ago. He says he lost the money Tuesday, but Is uncertain as to the manner of its disappear ance. Stevens told the pollco that be had th« money Tuesday, while making the rounds of several saloons and other resorts. Ha could not Bay whether It had been stolen or lost, though claiming to have mado no dis play of his wealth, nor to have been in tho company of strangers. TIME LIMITED. Dyer 1 * Great Sm-ri iiciii^ Piano Sal* Continue* I mil Jan. Ist. But two days remain In which to take advantage of these extraordinary offerings In high grade Instruments, at prices that are making this sale the talk of the town. Many pleased pur chasers can testify to genuineness of this sale, and the winning prices put upon these pianos are Increasing their number daily. A personal visit is all that is necessary to convince you that this Is a chance of a life time.