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SOINT POUL. LOCAL XEWS NOTES. "Happy New Year" is Rabbi Hess' theme this even Ing at the temple. Services com mence at 7:30 sharp. An $18 sealskin cap stolen from Mrs. Clapp. 22^\Vrst 'Seventh street, was yesterday found in a pawnshop by Detective Hallowell. The monthly meeting of the St. Paul Hu mane society "will be held at their rooms 608 Chamber of Commerce building, on Saturday. Adjt. Gen. Muehlberg yesterday accepted the resignation of Second Lieut John E. Det willer. of Company G, Second regiment, lo cated 'at Austin. Gov. Clough has refused to , all °* * W in 2 of Gus Wing, of Minneapolis, for $So 3. Wing put in a bill for that amount as stenographer for the state prison Investigation. Company D gave an exhibition of the new calisthoniJ and physical drill, accompanied by music, last evening, at the armory. First Lieut. C. B. Metz was in command. The board of public works yesterday con firmed the assessment for the Gaultier^and Sycamore street sewer, the total amount to be charge i! to the property owners being $000. The meeting of the Tabernacle society will not take place on Friday, but will be post poned until further notice, when the Most Rev. Archbishop Ireland will address the society. Scarlet fever was reported at the health of fice yesterday existing at 119 Cook street and 481 East Fifth street Diphtheria at .-.0. 94 South Robert street, and membranous croup at 60 Bast Summit avenue. \. ball Will be given by the Bohemian Turner society "sokol" New Year's eve, at the C S P S. hall. Western avenue and West Seventh street. The latest and most popular danoe music will be rendered. Ole N I ahl John Matthereist and Samson Andera of Stony Run. V. How Medicine coun ty fllfd articles of incorporation with the sec retary of state yesterday for the Stony Run ok Lisbon Norsk Evangelical Lutheran church. Charles W. Seymour, the distinguished New York lecturer, will l.'i-ture on Thomas a Beck I al the People's church next Sunday night. The admission v ill be free, and the lecture will deal with one of the most dra periods in the world's history. '! 1 ere will be a meeting held In tho parlors >■ Kous< of Hope church Saturday after noon under the auspices of the Primary Suu ,■ g !,,.,i Teachers' union. The lesson, "j'esHa and John." will be presented by Mrs. C \i. do r. Mrs. Hallowell will conduct a music tli ili. At the New Year's midnight service, begin ning 11:20 p. in., at the Church of the Good Shepherd, Dr. Rhodes is to read the litany; Bishop Gilbert is to bo celebrant; Mr. Holmes, epistler; l»r. Andrews, gospeler, and Dr. Wright is to make tho address. The offertory will be for St. Lukes hospital. T. L. Canby died in Chicago yesterday, where he went to receive medical treatment. He was car accountant for the Union Depot company for twelve years. His remains will be Interred at Champaign. 111. Mrs. O. T. Denny, a sister, has gone to Chicago, in re sponse to a telegram announcing the death. NOTES O\ AMUSEMENTS. Hoyt's merry skit. "A Rlack Sheep." con tinui's to attract goud sized audiences at the Grand. The company is a good one, Ed Gar vie as Hot Stuff and Rose Braham as Ada Steel deserving Bpeclal attention for their ie ■[.< cfivc characterizations. A large advance sale is reported for the New Year perform- Flo Irwin and hrr talented supporting com piinv will appear at the Grand next week In "The Widow Joiu-s." and should be re ceived with the heartiest favor, for lt_Js the funniest play of Its class, and the com pany could not be improved upon. Flo Irwln with her jolly songs and rollicking humor never fails to delight her audiences. Here Is a list of the clever people appearing in the company: Flo Irwln. Walter Hawley. Geo. W. Barnum. Horace Newman. Ada Lewis, Harry D. Kelly, Mattle Waters, Annie Har tell. Emma Frahar. Louise Temple, J. J. Fisher Mabel Power, George Lawrence, Jos. P. Swickard. Larry Sheehan and W. D. An dreas. Next Sunday evening the veriscope pictures of the Corbett-Fitzsinnv.ons contest for the world's championship will begin a brief en gagement of three nights and a special Tues day matinee, closing Tuesday evening. The success of the present winter series of Seibert concrts has been most gratifying and very encouraging to the talented conductor, George C. Seibrrt. The third concert of this series will be given next Sunday afternoon, and a most enjoyable musical programme has been arranged for this occasion. We call the attention or our readers to the special notice of The State Sav ings Bank under announcements. XO INTER! RBAN PASSES. People Who Ride Must Pay, Except Possibly ( onnellmen, No free transportation on the lnter urban line, is the edict of the street railway company. This rule takes ef on and after Jan. 1. No free tick ets of any kind will be accepted by the company on this line after today, and any attempt to pass such tickets on the Interurban cars will be followed by a withdrawal of the courtesies of the company to the individual making such offer. Notice of this decision of the street railway was received yesterday by all holders of street railway cour tesies. Tnrgrlmson Pleads Not Guilty. Lewis Turgrimson, the proprietor of the Rockaway restaurant, was arraigned in the police court yesterday on the charge of lar ceny. Turgrimson is accused of the misap propriation of $00 alleged to have been en trusted to him to pay a bill. The accused entered a plea of not guilty and was released upon his own recognizance until today. Hennepin'fl Tax Abstract. State Auditor Dunn yesterday received an abstract of the tax list of Hennepln county showing tho total valuation to be $121,147,925, on which there were levied taxes of $3,507,184, an average rate of taxation of 28.9 mills. Seventh and Cedar Streets. Telephone T3?, Meat Market 78.. The tide of grocery trade turns Yerxaward through the price invitation attached to all the newest, freshest, worthiest table supplies, PRICES FOii DEC. 31st. Carload of good Potatoes, per basket 43c Turkeys, as you like them, per pound. 7 to lie Good Sweet Oranges, per dozen 15c Good Sweet Oranges, larger, per dozen 20c Good Sweet Oranges, very large, doz 33c Candy Department. Chocolate Creams and Bon Bons of the dainty kinds that confectioners deem fair priced at 40c per pound. They are here In fruit-juice flavors, with cream or nut cen ters and fruit tops, dipped with finest Cara cas Chocolate. The Bon Bons are 18c per pound; the Chocolates, 20c per pound. Both Creams and Bon Bons are fresh from our own candy works. Nice Soft Gumdrops, per lb Gc Choice Mixed Candy, per lb 6c Old-time iMlxed Candy, per lb 7c Rich Cream Mixed Candy, per lb 10c Cream Marshmallows, per lb 12% c Gopher Chocolates, per lb 12% c Assorted Caramels and Cuba Chocolates, per lb 15c Cream Dates and Nice Buttercups, lb 15c Good Mixed All Fresh Nuts, per lb 9c Good mixed, very select, superior quality Nuts, per lb 12'^c Good Crushed Coffee, per lb 10c A fair quality Roasted Rio Coffee, lb 12c A choice Golden Rio Coffee, fresh roasted, per lb 15c Hilo Brand Coffee, a splendid blending of mild and strong Coffee, per lb 17c Tho Malta Brand of Java and Maracalbo Coffee, per lb 22c The Famous Hoffman House Coffee, lb. 28c Pure Cider, per gallon 20c Pop Corn, per lb 2%c Fresh. Sweet Table Butter, per lb .... 17c B-lb. jar fancy Dairy Butter, per lb.lGc to 20c Extra Creamery Butter, per lb 23c Tho finest Creamery Butter In America, per lb 24c Fult Cream Cheese, per lb 8c Oysters. In the shell, per dozen 17c Live Lobsters, per lb 25c Hens and Chjckens. per lb sVfec to 8c Spongo Lady Fingers, per dozen 6c Assorted Drop Cakes, per dozen 5c Fancy, Crisp Celery, per bunch.. loc and 15c Fancy Cauliflower, each 10c Leaf Lettuce, each 3c 10-lb. Basket Catawba Grapes, each 15c Large Head Lettuce, each 5c Onions. Beets. Parsley, Radishes, Water Cress, Oyster Plant, etc., etc. Yerxa Bros. & Co, SUIT fOH $20,000 D. F. LONGSTRBET, OF MEXICO, AND J. H. HAWTHORNE MADE DEFENDANTS IN AN ACTION FOR DAMAGES. J. FRANK WHEATON, A MINNEAPO LIS COLORED MAN, IS THE PLAINTIFF. RESULT OF SOME LOST DRAFTS. Some Colored Men Momentarily Suspected of Having Secured Possession of Them. "Where is the man from Mexico?" The speaker was Attorney F. L. Mc- Ghee, who yesterday afternoon pro pounded the above Query to the clerk at the Metropolitan hotel. He was not in search of Willie Collier, but de sired an audience with D. F. Long street, manager of the city railway system of the city of Mexico, who Is at the hotel as the guest of J- M. Hawthorne. The clerk, however, with that sagacity peculiar to hotel clerks, divined who it was that Attorney Mc- Ghee desired to see, and called a bell boy. "Show the gentleman up to 303," di rected the clerk. Attorney McGhee caught step with the bell boy and followed him to the second floor. A knock at No. 303 brought an elderly, medium-sized gen tleman to the door. "Mr. Longstreet?" asked Attorney McGhee. "Yes, sir." With the answer, Mr. Longstreet found a document thrust into his hands, which, upon perusal, he found to be a complaint and summons In a $20,000 damage suit for false arrest. As co-defendant, the papers named J. M. Hawthorne, Mr. Longstreet's friend and host. Attorney Hawthorne and Mr. Longstreet became acquainted while the former was scouring Mexico last spring for free silver Informa tion. Mr. Hawthorne was entertained in Mexico by Mr. Longstreet, and, when Mr. Longstreet stopped in St. Paul a week ago on his w*y East, Mr. Hawthorne was delighted to return his hospitality. The signature attach ed to the complaint Is that of J. Fr*»nk Wheaton, the colored clerk of the mu nicipal court, of Minneapolis. When Mr. Longstreet, In the purest English, asked for an explanation^ At torney McGhee stowed away his Span ish dictionary and proceeded to eluci date. He informed Mr. Longstreet that, as himself and Mr. Hawthorne had, last Tuesday evening, caused the de tention of Mr. Wheaton on suspicion of having stolen $100 and two $200 drafts which Mr. Longstreet had lost, that the colored man, as a consequence of the unfounded action, considered his good name and reputation damaged to an extent where $20,000 was the only equitable adjudication of the matter. Bowing himself to the staircase, Attor ney McGhee descended, and, humming a fandango lightly to himself, mur mured, as the hotel door slammed be hind him: "Now for that other man from Mex ico." Straightway he went to the office of Attorney J. M. Hawthorne. Mr. Haw thorne was busy, but discontinued his work long enough to peruse the docu ment, which Attorney McGhee tendered him. Then he closed up his office for the night and went to the hotel to con sult with Mr. Longstreet. Attorney Hawthorne and his guest talked the matter over briefly, and then adjourned to the home of the former for dinner. To be sued for $20,000 is not a daily privilege, and after dinner the discus sion of the subject was renewed. The suit grows out of the loss by Me, Longstreet of a pocketbook in the Met ropolitan hotel sample room, Tuesday evening, containing $100 in cash and two drafts for $100 each on Denver, Col. Mr. Longstreet had for a short time been in the company of J. Frank Whea ton, Richard Jones, Black Pattl's hus band, and C. H. Jones, a member of the colored prima donna's company. Mr. Hawthorne was apprised of his friend's loss and the attendant circum stances. Both thought that the color ed men should be detained pending an investigation. Attorney Hawthorne went to the central police station, where Capt. Rouleau dispatched two officers back to the hotel with instruc tions to bring the negroes to the sta tion. This was done, but Mr. Long street did not accompany the party. The colored men were detained until Attorney Hawthorne went for his friend. "When Mr. Longstreet went to the station a few minutes later, ho told of losing his money, but declined to make a formal charge against the three men, and they were allowed to depart. Attorney Hawthorne at once telegraphed to Denver to stop payment on the drafts and the incident had al most been forgotten, when, yesterday, it was quite vividly recalled by the action of Wheaton in instituting the $20,000 damage suit. Mr. Hawthorne, when seen at his LEisenmenger MeatCo At the Head of Eighth Street. Year in and year oat, but prices always the lowest, quality consid ered. FOR. FRIDAY. Turkeys, the finest that were ever fattened, only ------ ||c (We have sonic cheaper ones.) Dressed Yonngr Geese - - - - Oc LITTLE ROASTING PIGS, each JO 25 Dressed Hens, Choice, per lb - Co Dressed Hens -------- Cc Dressed Young Chickens -- - Oc Sugar-Cured Hums, any size - Qc Dressed Gray Rabbits each Isc, or two for --_---_- OCc Large Jack Rabbits, <ach - - OCe Pork Spare Ribs ---_-- gc Prime Rib Roast Beef - |O 1-OP. j£Z«- Choice Leg o' Mutton - - - - |Qe Pure Pork Sausage - - - - - Oc Best Loin Pork Chops - - - Oc Pork Tenderloins, Beef Tender loins, Crisp Celery, Cranberries, Smoked Ox Tongue*, Calf Brains. FISH, FISH— AII kinds. LUDEFISH (Stock Fish soaked ready for nse). OUR BUTTER DEPARTMENT. Fancy Fresh Creamery, only - OOc (Equal to Dairy* or Grocer* best.) Try n Jar of our Private Slake Dairy. You can get the same farmer's make the year through. It is the very fin est. Present price only - - OOe A nice lot of 30-Ib tubs Fine Dalpy I6&I8 C Fancy Brick Cheese, only -- - lie FRESH LAID EGGS. Store open Friday till 10-3O p. in. 455 WabSSha St, Telephone 143. THE SAINT PAUL GI,OB3: FRIDAY, DKCEMBER 31, 1897. residence last evening, and asked about the suit, laughingly declared the affair a ridiculous proceeding. Said he: "To establish false arrest It is neces sary to prove a lack of reasonable cause, and in thhs case there was suffi cient reason for the course pursued, and under the same circumstances I should act in a like manner. The even ing I called to see Mr. Longstreet he was making arrangements to leave the city. He suddenly missed his pocket book, and telling me of having been with the colored men, said possibly they had stolen it. I went down to the sam ple room, and just then the men came in. I spoke to Mr. Barker, who sug gested that in view of the suspicion, that the colored men ought to be searched. I went to the police sta tion, where, after hearing the facts, Capt. Rouleau sent the officers with me to bring the men to the station. Mr. Longstreet was disinclined to formal ly charge the colored men with takin's his pocketbook and they were allowed to go. They were in reality not under arrest, and were detained less than ten minutes. From the statement made to me by Mr. Longstreet. I did perfectly right in trying to protect my friend and to recover his money. There was nothing whatever malicious in the pro ceedings and far more than the reason able cause existed." Mr. Longstreet will leave St. Paul this evening for his former home in Bcston, Mass. NO SHARE IN IT. Local Pops Will Not Mix Up in Nash ville Quarrel. An important meeting of the People's Party Central club, held In Labor hall last evening, put an end to the attempts of the Nashville faction to draw the club into the quarrel made on the legal ly constituted national People's party national committee. A large delegation of the middle-of the-road faction from Minneapolis, were present, and spoke strongly in favor of anihilating for ever any at tempt at fusion on the part of any member of the People's party organiza tion. The real trouble arose over an at tempt on the part of J. C. Hanley to reconsider a set of resolutions adopted seme time ago, by the club, which in dorsed the People's party national com mittee, represented by Senator Marion Butler. Dr. Fay, of Minneapolis, who spoke in favor of the motion, said that he has received communications from all over the country, which go to prove that in all those states where fusion with the Democrats had taken place, the People's party vote has greatly diminished. He urged his hearers to read an adiress issued recently by the Nashville committee, and if any Popu list could answer the arguments laid down in that address, he, for one, would favor fusion. Mr. Hanley made a spirited address and said that it was time that the club put itself upon record as being either in favor of or exposed to fusion, so that the Populists would know just where to stand. He was willing to confess, however, that hitherto he had favored fusion, but was willing to ad mit the error he made in the past, and, he said: "I hope the motion to recon sider the resolutions will be carried as there are a large number of Populists who regard that resolution as a com plete assent to fusion." A. Paradis asked for the privilege of answering Mr. Hanley and Dr. Fay. In substance he said: "The word fusion has been much abused. Before the Democrats had adopted the Chicago platform, fusion meant to divide the spoils reaped in official patronage. Prior to the formation of the People's party, a large number of reformers upholding different political creeds, had seen fit to organize a new party." The Omaha platform, he said, was as vari gated as the colors in the prison— a plank was Incorporated in it for the purpose of satisfying each different fac tion." Finally the motion of Mr. Hanley was lost. The vote being 14 in favor and 15 against— a good many not voting. WHERE IS JOHN W. LARSON? His Friends Are Afraid He Will Not Be Married. Today was to have been John W. Larson's wedding day, but Instead of enjoying the marriage festivities, friends and relatives of the young man are worrying over his mysterious dis appearance. Larson lives at Belden ville, Wis. He came to St. Paul last Monday with a considerable sum of money in his possession and has not since been seen. His brother, Albert S. Larson, was In the city yesterday looking for the young man and asked the assistance of the police in his search. The brother fears some harm has befallen the missing man. The Larson brothers are well-to-do farthers and own considerable land in Pierce county, Wis. For a number of years they have operated a threshing machine throughout the Dakotas and have thus obtained a comfortable bank account. The missing man has been engaged to an estimable young woman living at Hudson, Wis., for two years and today they were to have been mar ried. Larson left Hudson Monday for St. Paul for the purpose of purchasing a suit of clothes. He was expected to return within a couple of days and also to call upon his cousin, Mark John son, living at 878 Park avenue, this city. Larson's prolonged absence, in the face of the approaching wedding, led his j brother to make inquiry, which devel oped that the prospective groom had not called at his cousin's home nor been seen in St. Paul by any of his friends. His brother reached the city yesterday and after a fruitless search for trace of the missing man, solicited the aid of the police. Larson Is a Scandinavian, thirty eight years old, five feet, ten inches in height, and weighs 170 pounds. When j he disappeared he wore a black sack ; suit of clothes, soft brown hat and long j black ulster overcoat. He is of light complexion, with sandy hair and is said to be a man of good habits. This lat- ] ter fact, together with the fact that | Larson had upwards of $50 with him, leads his relatives to fear some serious experience has befallen him. WILL HELP HIM ALONG. New Building Inspector Will Get Cash for Expenses. The comomn council, as a committee of the whole, will meet Monday even ing, to consider the tax estimate as prepared by the comptroller and adopt ed by the conference committee. One of the first things to be done by the committee will be to amend the budget so as to allow "a reasonable sum." as one of the aldermen expressed it, for the building inspector's department. In the estimate as presented to the con ference committee the amount allowed for the building inspector's department was placed at $5,900, of which $1,800 was allowed for the inspector's salary; $4,000 for the five clerks and assistants in the office, and $100 for office expenses. The conference committee cut the ap propriation down to $3,900, the opinion of the committee being that the in spector and two clerks could do all the business necessary. Now that a Re publican has been selected for the posi tion as building inspector, the council will undoubtedly decide that the de partment is one of the most important branches in the city government and appropriate as near to the $11,000, which, under the charter, is the limit for the department, as possible. Under the Bell charter the salary of the in spector is fixed by the council, but can not exceed $2,500 per annum. 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 HAAS LAjIDS A PliUjWI SELECTED BY THE CAUCUS OF THE COUNCIL FOR IU ILUIXG INSPECTOR. ANYTHING 3 TO 3 BEAT ARROL SEEMED TO BE THE ONLY EXPLA NATION OF THE FINAL - 1 3 VOTE. DISPATCH GETS THE PRINTING, >a 'I After a Delegation From the Trades and Labor Assembly Had Been Heard. Building: Inspector— Samuel H. Haas. City Printer— St. Paul Dispatch. These were the results of a caucus held by the members of the council yes terday afternoon in the parlor of the mayor's office. All of the twenty mem bers of the council attended the session, which lasted a little over two hours. The councilmen met in the council chamber, but Assemblyman Reardon advised an adjournment to the mayor's office where it would be more quiet. As the members filed out of the council chamber and started for the caucus room the scene reminded one of the start in a six-day walking match. The politicians, light and heavyweights.who endeavor to carry out the impression that they heel and handle the council men, buttonholed the city repre sentatives at various points along the corridor and whispered words of advice and instruction as to how they should vote in the contest for build ing inspector. As soon as the transoms had been battened down, the shades carefully drawn and the doors locked the caucus began its labors by selecting Aid. Al lard chairman and Aid. Bigelow secre tary. It was suggested that the ques tion of selecting the official paper for the coming year be taken up, as there were delegations from the trades and labor assembly and the St. Paul Dis patch desiring to be heard. There seemed to be no objection to this and Assemblyman Daly was depu tized to notify the trades and labor assembly delegation that the caucus would listen to their tale of woe. Mr. Daly was gone so long on his errand that another member of the assembly became suspicious and Mr. Reardon fol lowed after to learn what was the cause of the delay. Before the two assembly men returned to the room, a motion had been put and carried to proceed with the selection of a candidate for build ing inspector. There was some discus sion as to whether the first ballot should be a formal or informal one, and it was decided that the first should be an informal one. A member of the board of aldermen announced that he wanted it distinctly understood that even if one of the candidates should re ceive a majority of the votes cast on the informal ballot there should be no motion to make the nomination unani mous and a second ballot should be taken. This was agreed to and the balloting commenced. The first or informal ballot gave Charles F. Arrol six votes, Assembly man Craig four, Samuel H. Haas five, Gates A. Johnson Sr. two and A. F. Gauger three. The friends of Arrol had claimed ten and possibly eleven votes on the first ballot, and in fact had this number pledged Wednesday night, but, during the darkness of Wednesday night, those of the council promised to Arrol had been visited, and all kinds of stories poured into their ears, which undoubtedly caused the defeat of the machine candidate. There were two candidates for the Eighth ward, Johnson and Gauger, and this made the chances of both for landing the prize very slim. Assem blyman Craig was surprised to learn, when the Informal ballot was announc ed, that three others beside himself had voted for him. Four votes, how ever, was the highest he received, and on the last ballot he received only one vote. Haas started off with five votes on the informal ballot and in creased until the final one, which nomi nated him. The following' is the result of the six ballots taken: . 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. Arrol 6 7 6 7 4 5 Craig :..... A 3 2 13 1 Haas 5 4 6 6 7 11 Johnson 2 2 5 3 3 1 Gauger c 3 4 2 3 3 2 S. H. Haas, having received the ma jority of the votes cast -on the sixth ballot, was declared the caucus nomi nee, and the members sat down to dis cuss how it happened. The only solu tion offered was that it had been any thing to beat Arrol, and he had been beaten. It was 'reported that Haas was the candidate indorsed by Mayor Do ran, and this brought about the re-" suit, but those who know about how much the councilmen care for the wishes of the mayor on any particular question did not put much stock in the report. Those voting for Haas on the ballot on which he was chosen were Messrs. Kenny, Donahower, Stutzman. Larson, Lindahl, Kaldunskl, Sanborn, Daly, Johnson and Dix. The caucus then invited in the dele gation from the Trades and Labor as sembly, and Messrs. A. M. Knox and H. T. Black from the Dispatch. Pat rick Geraghty, the spokesman for the labor organizations, said that the ob jections of the labor unions against the Dispatch being made the official paper was owing to the publisher of the pa per not having lived up to «the agree ment made with the typographical union in June 1896 and had paid no attention to the report made by the state board of arbitration of a latter date. Messrs. Black and Knox, rep resenting the Dispatch, followed Mr. FJILTOJI'S ...ICE CREAPJ... ifon tour HEW YEAR'S DINNEB. (Leave Orders Early.) Bulk Oysters ■ i Direct from, the Baltimore Oyster Beds by express, especially nice for NEW YEAR'S. Standards and Selects SOLID MEAT 3. P^ilton Dairy Co. Cor. Si nth and Wabasha Sts. and 111 11a anlta St. Geraghty in explaining the position of the paper on the question raised by the labor assembly. The delegations then retired, and the caucus, by a unanimous vote, selected the Dispatch as the official paper for the coming year. After this had been decided upon Assemblymen Johnson and Daly pre pared the folowing reslolution: Resolved, by the members of the common council in caucus assembled, that after hear ing a delegation from the Trades and Labor assembly and St. Paul Dispatch company, relative to certain difficulties between said bodies, and while not wishing in the least to interfere, it Is the sense of this body that we interpose our good offices to the end that hereafter when vacancies occur mem bers of the typographical union only be em ployed. The resolution passed by a vote of 11 to 8, the absentee when the vote was taken be ing Aid. Donahower. Those voting for the resolution were Messrs. Arosln, Johnson, Reardon, Daly, Lindahl, Stutzman, Kenny, Bell, Kaldunskl, Larson and AllarJ. Those opposing Its pas sage were Messrs. Thompson, Dix, Kirke, Al brecht, Craig, Bigelow, Sanborn and Shep ard. Samuel H. Haas, who, after Jan. 10, will occupy the position of building inspector, is thirty-one years of age and has lived in St. Jiaul for the past eighteen years. He was born in Chi cago, and came to this city with his parents when thirteen years of age. He claims to have been following the business of an architect ever since he was a boy. For years he was con nected with his brother, A. H. Haas, who occupied a prominent position as an architect in this city. He and his friends claim that he is fully qualified to accept the position of building in spector, in addition to his abilrjr as an architect, he having a practical knowledge of civil engineering. His brother, Dr. E. H. Haas, Is chairman of the Young Men's Republican league, and the caucus nominee for building Inspector states that he has been a Republican all his life. MET IN JOINT SESSION. Elementary and Child Study Sec tions Got Together. The exercises in the auditorium of the Central Presbyterian churoh of the elementary and childhood study sec tions yesterday afternoon, were some what curtailed owing to the inability of two of the speakers to be present. The opening exercise was a talk by S. S. Parr, chairman of the joint meeting, and president of the child study sec tion. Mr. Farr's address was on "The Culture Epochs of Childhood." He in troduced his subject by calling atten tion to the observance of phases of de velopment in common life. The Jews had substantially six epochs of per sonal development, to-wlt: Infancy, childhood, youth, young manhood or womanhood, maturity and old age. In all reforms of educational methods there was the observance of the epoch Idea. The Greeks and Romans made the distinction between man and boy. The humanists taught that the little boy was different Trom the big boy. The realists held that boys of the same age were not alike, while the natural ists of the time of Montaigne and Mil ton held that there were as many kinds of boys of the same age as there were different powers to develop. The child hoodlsts, Locke, the Jesuits, and Froe bel held that there were as many stages of growth as there were faculties to develop. The theory of culture epochs was comparatively modern. It had its origin in Germany out of an at* tempt to fit instruction more fully to the successive stages of growth. After President Farr's address, Dr. R. O. Beard gave a very comprehensive address on "The Influence of the School on the Health of the Child." Prof. J. E. Frederick Woodbridge, made an address on "Intellectual De velopment of the Teacher." Prof. Woodbridge led up to his subject with a series of definitions of intellect. He recommended reading, good reading, that which had stood the test of cen turies. Such works as Dante and Homer were calculated to develop the highest qualities of a teacher. He did not think there were many teachers of the present day who read Homer. Reading was only one of the many methods by which the teacher might feed his intellectual life. The following officers were elected on recommendation of the committee on nominations. President, D. H. Roberts; vice president, M. I. Taggert, and sec retary, MIS 3 Monnette. OFFICERS AVOID ARREST By Presenting; Themselves In Police « oiirt In Advance. Sergeant Davis and Patrolman Jo seph Keating did not wait for the service of the warrants for their arrest, which, as was told in the Globe yes terday, were issued Wednesday after noon at the direction of Judge Twohy, but voluntarily surrendered themselves to the custody of the municipal court. They walked up to Clerk Conroy for ar raignment at 10 o'clock yesterday morning. Both officers waived the reading of the complaints and entered pleas of not guilty, Sergt. Davis to the charge of assault and battery, and Pa trolman Keating to the charge of sim ple assault. The cases were then con tinued until Jan. 5, and the policemen allowed to depart upon their own recog nizance. The complainant against the officers is William Smith, who accused them of maltreating him when placing him under arrest at Fort Snelllng two weeks ago. REICHOW IS PROMOTED. Sons of Hermann Promote Him to President. West St. Paul lodge. Order of Her mann Sons, which was organized April 30, 1885, held their twelfth annual meet ing at Union hall on the West side last night. The report of the treasurer showed the lodge had 118 members in good standing and $825.22 in their strong box. The annual election of officers oc curred and was the warmest and most spirited contest in the history of the lodge. Herman W. Reichow, who has served as financial secretary for four terms, was honored by being advanced to the office of president. The other of ficers elected were: L. Becker, vice president; F. Schmidt, recording secre tary; H. Yeager, financial secretary; F. Schlitz, treasurer; A. Schlitz, trustee, and J. Meyer and N. G. Larch, dele gates to the state convention, with William Stoll as alternate. The lodge will hold its annual Christmas festival at Union hall Saturday evening. Ad mission will be strictly by card. THEY HONORED SCHERER. County Superintendent's Section Elected Officer* Yesterday. The county superintendents' section engaged in an interesting discussion of the reading circle work, led by C. P. Koehler of Mankato, and Supts. C. G. Schulz and J. W. Olsom. Miss Lottie A. Bradley read a paper on manual training, as it might be used in the country schools, and the election of of ficers followed, resulting as follows: President, George W. Scherer; vice president, E. Park; secretary, Miss Carrie McCauley. It was decided to return the section's cash balance to the treasury of the general association. SECURED HIS ARREST. State Medical Board Will Prosecute Uriah Branch. Uriah Branch was arrested yester day upon a warrant charging a viola tion of the state medical law. The complainant is Dr. Thomas McDavitt, secretary of the state »board of medical examiners. It is alleged that Branch prescribed for Henry Fox without hav ing a license as a physician. The ac cused has an office in the Phoenix building, Seventh and Cedar streets. He was arraigned in the police court, and entered a plea of not guilty. The case was continued until Monday. Chlppewa Spring Water, The purest and softest natural Spring water known. Orewry & Sons, distributors. Swear Off. /"v ; f Yes, swear off. Begin the New \y^ I Year right. Let lampposts and un j^/t scrupulous dealers support them- AM)j f) selves in '98. Pass up the credit Vn AJ clothing houses. "Avoid debt as iyou would the devil." Pay as you go and you won't have an enemy. Buy your clothes here in the future and with the money saved square your account with the other fellow. We sell for cash. Our goods are not alone good, but nobby. Guess we'll continue to do in the future as we have done in the past. Guarantee your moneys worth or no trade — the safety of every shopper. HAPPY NEW YEAR! Hats. Clothes. Furnishings. Satisfaction. BROWNING, KING & CO. 11l ROUfID FIGURES A MILLION DOLLARS WAS SPENT IN BUILDING HERE THIS YEAR. MR. KINGSLEY'S SUMMARY SHOWS A GOOD CONDITION OF AF FAIRS IN THAT LINE THIS YEAR. RESIDENCE SECTIONS SHINE. They Take the Lead In the Con centration of Vuliifs in That Respect. The report of Building Inspector Kingsley for the year 1897 was com pleted yesterday and will be presented to the mayor Monday. The report shows that $1,424,274 was expended for build ings in St. Paul during the past twelve months. As compared with the figures for 1896, the permits are 15 less in num ber and the estimated cost $329,688 be low the total for that year. The Eighth ward heads the list with the largest number of permits issued and the Tenth with the smallest number. The Fourth, Seventh and Eighth wards are the top ones in the amount of money expended in buildings during the year. The following are some of the more important structures erected during the year both as to size and cost: New York Life Insurance company, four story brick and stone building, Minnesota street, near Sixth, and one-story brick and ston« building on Sixth street. Estimated cost, $50,C00. Jennie McAfee, brick boiler house, Selby avenue, near Maokublu. Estimated cost, $j. --000. St Vincent Catholic parish, brick and store church, Virginia avenue, near Blair street. Estimated coat, $23,000. M. J. O'Neil, two threo-story brick fet buildings. Laurel avenue, near Arundel Etivut. Estimated cost, $50,000. Allan Black, three-story brick flat build ing Laurel avenue, near Kent street Esti mated cost, $35,000. Marie L. Vanderslul3, three-story brick flat building, Kent street, near Selfoy avenue. Estimated cost, $6,5C0. Chicago, St. Paul, Minneapolis & Omaha Railway company, two-story brick freight house, Prince street, near Pine. Estimated cost, $25,000. Minnesota Soap company, four-st.iry brick addition to factory. Eagle street, near Spring. Estimated coal;, $5,000. H. A. Muchle Manufacturing company three-story brick addition to carriage facio-y, Cleveland avenue, near Cleora avenue. Esti mated cost, $9,000. American Hoist and Derrick company, two story brick foundry and workshop. South Robert street and levee. Estimated cost, $35, --000. City of St. Paul, two-story brick school house, Wayzatta street, near Sincoe. Esti mated cost, $17,000. Hiram D. Brown, two-storjt brick b,ut.dlng, Portland avenue, near Dale. Estimated cost, $10,000. New England Mutual Life Insurance com pany, six-story brick building and hall. East Seventh near Robert. Estimated cost, $75,- COO. M. H. Fisher, two-story brick factory. Temperance street, near Eighth. Estimated cost, $6,000. Henry White, six-story brick and stone store and office building, Seventh and Jack son streets. Estimated cost. $30,000. A. T. Rosen, two-story brick tannery. Bell street near Fairfleld avenue. Estimated exst, $5,000. Twenty-two two-story frame dwellings In Seventh ward, ranging In cost from $1,500 to $5,C00. Total estimated cost, $79,;>00. Seventeen two-story dwellings in Eighth ward, ranging in cost from $1,000 to ?3,500. Total estimated cost. $37,200. Eleven twc-3tory frame dwellings in Tenth and Eleventh wards ranging in cost from $1, --800 to $5.C00. Total estimated cost, $31,800. Ten two-story frame dwellings in First and Second wards, ranging in cost from $1, --200 to $3,800. Total estimated cost, $24,000. The figures given herewith are from the detailed report of the inspector: The total amount expended In building was $1,424,274, requiring 4,342 visits for in spection. Permits Issued, 987, the aggregate cost as estimated by the owners being $992,040 Plumbing permits Issued, 363, the es timated cost being 83,443 Adition of 20 per cent to estimated cost 215, C00 \Vc.rk reported done on new postomce during the year 42,213 Work reported done on state capitol during year 10,432 Miscellaneous work, requiring no per mits 75,000 Total amount expended for build ing during year $1,434,274 The permits issued and the estimated cost In the several ward 3 were as follows: No. Estimated Permits. Cost. First ward 119 $44,905 Second ward 97 ri3,125 Third ward 45 r>7,300 Fourth ward 132 255.950 Fifth ward 75 33.900 Sixth ward 75 71.200 Seventh ward 86 215.350 Eighth ward 220 151,000 Ninth ward 69 37,010 Tenth ward 33 25,600 Eleventh ward 31 G0.700 Total 3 987 $992,040 The number of permits Issued and the cost divided as to the twelve months of the year was: No. Estimated Permits. Cost. January 20 $32,975 February 32 24.350 March 63 5G.910 April 160 133.680 May 144 17T.C50 June 95 21H.225 July 104 91.175 August 92 58.250 September 89 6U.250 October 103 57.700 November 58 58.125 December 27 18.750 Totals 957 $992,010 The number of moving permits issued was 51: number of licensed plumbers, 43, aud number of licensed house movers. 6. SWAMP LAND GRANTS, Stnte Auditor to Select the Remaiu ina Portion. The grant of .swamp lands in even numbered sections, made for the bene fit of state Institutions, consists of 500. --000 acres. The -^tate auditor has a tamed the condition of the >:at>- In stitution's land grant to be as fo.lows: Of the 500.000 acres accruing under the grant, there have been 332,118 38 acres selected and set apart, leaving 167,881.62 acres yet to be selected and this will be done at an early date as the state's cruisers have be n making careful examinations of the swamp lands for some time past for this im pose. The 332,119.38 acres already selected are distributed in the different c >unti< a of the state as follows: County— Aitkln 59,732.79 Becker 12,587.13 Bi-Itrami Car! ton !: Cass 13.791.42 Crow Wing 5,904.51 Clay 676.62 Cook Douglas 15.56 Freeborn m m llubbard 8 714.78 Itasca 77,503.20 Kittson 21, Lake 960.21 Lac gui Pnrle 200. Ci Lyon Marshall 3 Morrison Murray Otter Tail 4.064.9S Polk 6.155.51 Red Lake Redwood Roseau 12.688.09 St. Louis 44.577.61 Sibley 120.00 Wadena 11 Wilkln Wright 57.59 Total acres 321 The proceeds of tliL- sale of thes- 1 lan set apart as a fund fur the mainti nance of the state Institutions, the basis o' . being the proportionate cost of their mainten ance and support. TWO LODGES l\ ONE. Knight* of Pythtafl Divisions Pool Tlielr Inhuch. St. Paul Lodge No. 43 ami Liberty Lodge N'<>. 137, Knights of Pythias, were consolidated last night at Bowlby hall by officers from the grand lodge of the state. The new lodge, or rather the consolidated one, will be known In the future as St. Paul No 43, and the 185 members will attend meetings at the lodge room in Martin's hall on the West side. The ceremonies of coiu»olir dation were performed by 'I rand Chan cellor Robert Stratton, <>f Minneapo lis; G. V. C. George W. Rogers, of St. Paul; G. K. of R. and S. Ered Wheat on, of Minneapolis; G. M. at A. Arthur Scohbart, of St. Paul, and G. P., A C. Godfrey, of Minneapolis. The election of officers followed, the following being chosen: C. C.— P. D. Godfrey. V. C. — 11. C. Royeson. P.— L. A. W. Tweedale. M. W.— J. A. Lagerman. K. of R. S.— J. S. Kimball. M. A.— P. B. M. S'-hmidt. M. P.— J. W. Norton. M. of E.— Otto Cremer. I. G.— James T. Connell. O. G. — Joseph Hurley. Trustees— E. Peterson, three jrears; 11. R. Hare, two year 3; E. H. Whitcomb, one year. The officers will be Installed Tues day evening at the lodge room In Mar tin's hall, and the Installation will be followed by a reception and dance. Butcher* Will Dance. The St. Paul Butchers' Benevolent associa tion will hold their twenty-third annual ball at Mozart hall New Year's night. Special preparations have been made by the arrange ment committee to rrake the event a memor able one. Wide-awake dealers consult the. wishes of customers, and do not offer "something Just as good" when you ask for an advertised ar ticle. ALawTmnlll u^tmrcd: He lias a crood cage on ~ Telephone 935-a Official State Historical Photo?raphdt STUDIO DO AND 101 EAST SIXTH STREET. (Opposite Metropolitan Opera House.) PHOTOGRAPHS of . tilo feo!ln8 Rembrandt, Van liyke, llrjnohlt, Hum n fry And Other Master: Mr. '/Ainmrrmun'B personal attention t* apgrfnt.nint*. TKLt-fUOXIC 1071.