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SfUNT POUL. LOCAL, NEWS NOTES. A musical programme will be rendered at noon today at the Commercial club to lneni -I>its and invited guests. The funeral of Mrs. Barbara Williams, who died yesterday afternoon at her home, 160 West Ninth street, will be hold tomorrow morning from St. Peter Claver's church. LOCAL, THEATRICAL XOTES. "Two Littlr Vagrants," the great French melodrama wbicb will hold the boards at the Grand next week, is said to be stronger and li |Kis=es-s more enduring qualities than the "Two Orphans," and is full of healthy, strong heart Interest that never flags throughout the five, arts of the play. The company includes Mildred Holland, especially engaged to play the boy hero. Fan-Fan. •■The Sign of the Cross," the great theatri cal Bliccess of two continents. Is the attrac tion at the Metropolitan this week, the en gagement opening tonight. The company that will bo seen in it is much the same as the one that appeared in this country last season. Chark-s I>alton still appears a3 Marcus Superbus. and Miss Gertrude Bos well as Stephanus, the boy martyr. One of the hits of the last season, Irene Rooke, an able London actress, wiil play Merela, the Christian maiden. REGI I.Alt AIOIV NEWS. A month's leave of absence is granted Lieut Col. Kzra P. Ewers, Ninth cavalry. A three months' furlough is to be granted Robert P. Maroney, Troop C, First cavalry, to take effect aftor his rc-;iilistment. Post Exchange Steward Raiche, at Fort Reno, recently joined the army of Benedicts and is receiving the congratulations of his friends. Lieut, B. V. Smith. Third infantry, on duty nt Baker university, Kansas, for the past three years, is to be relieved by First Lieu tenant James T. Kerr, Seventeenth Infantry. Lieut Kerr graduated from the Fort Leaven worth school in 1897. The Sixth cavalry has been quite fortunate In providing officers for the staff departments nf the army. Lieut. West's appointment to the subsistence department makes three ap pointments from the regiment within a year. Carter to the adjutant general's office. Cruse tt> the quartermaster's and West to the sub sistence department. Dravo, who Is promoted major, also comes from the Sixth cavalry, and Hodgson, in the quartermaster's depart ment, comes from the Sixth. Notice to Depositors. The next interest term of the Sav ings Bank of St. Paul commences Tuesday, Feb. 1. Money in sums of $5 and upwards deposited before Feb 3 will draw five months' Interest July 1 1898. 44 East Sixth street. SOXG, SMOKE AM) SPECIALTIES AVill Help the Commercial Club To niorroTV Night. There will be music galore at the Finoke social at the Commercial club tomorrow evening. Light refreshments will be served as well as lighted cl ears. Each member is privileged to bring one friend, and every member Is urged to come himself. Chairman McCafferty will supervise the rendi tion of the following programme: Recitations, Charles Falrchild, Stew art Brodock, Rufus A. Hoyt, A. J. Johnson; tenor solo, Frank Garland, F. '/.. Swasey accompanist; fun mak ers. Messrs. Jackson and Miller; spe cialties, W. J. Tompklns; musical se lections, Michael Keating, F. H. Ten ny, John Geehan, Henry Dellafleld ac companist; phonograph number, Maj. (J. L. Colburn. Tuesday and Thursday California tourist car via Maple Leaf li'-nte leaves St. Paul at 8:10 a. m. For rates and reservations see J. P. Elmer, T:< !<.t Agent, Fifth and Robert. Monday Offerings. (9 Cents A gallon Cor a high grade vanilla-fla vored I!uney Drip Syrup; bring or send your jug. 3'J Cents For one-pound packages of Corn Starch, 2H Cents For large bags of Soft Fine Table Salt. (O Cents A can for good sweet Strawberries. 12 l -i Cents A pound for full Cream Sage Cheese, full of richness. 20 Cents For ten -pound bags of the purest and altogether best Buckwheat in Amer ica. 10 Cents For ten -pound bags of best Yellow Corn Meal. Buy nur triple Granulated Sugar, pure and very fine granulation; it costs you no more than the common. 15 Cents A can for large cans of Asparagus. 6 Cents A can for good Sweet Corn. 8 Cents A ran for Yerxa's Extra Sugar Corn. This is packed especially for us, and is Very sweet and tender. 7 Cents A can for good new Marrowfat Peas. BUTTER. Our daily receipts are heavy; prices from 12% c a pound upwards. JUNKET TABLETS Are being exhibited in the front part of the store and are a success for deli cate desserts, and cost only 10c a pack age. BEEF SALE. We will sell good Rib Roasts of Beef for 9c a pound tomorrow, Monday. CANDY SALE. We offer about 100 varieties of hand made French Cream Candies, the kinds that ought to sell at 40 cents, for 20c a pound. COFFEE SALE. We offer fresh goods from 9c a pound •upwards. No matter what price goods you use. you will find a good-sized sav ing at our Coffee counter. CICARS. We are still selling the Ada Rehan and Oremo Cigars at 5c each, $2.25 per box of 50. TEA. • We are straining our profits to weigh out to you as fine a grade Tea as we do at 35c per pound. Step to our Tea counter and we'll brew you a cup to try it. ______ Our extraoidinary orange sale will be continued this week. Yerxa Bros, & Co, Seventh and Cedar Streets. WITHOUT ITS STAfI VAN SANT RALLY AT CLINTON* AVE XI E M. E. CHURCH HELD LAST NIGHT WITHOUT WINONA'S CAPTAIN. PERHAPS, SAID THE PASTOR, HE WILL, COME WHEN THROUGH RUXMXG. SENT JOHX DAY SMITH TO SUB As Orator In His Place— R. N. Hare and W. H. Burns Were Also Speakers. Instead of the usual Sunday evening sermon at the Clinton Avenue Metho dist church last evening the exercises were what the pastor. Rev. Thomas Hambly. called "A Rfciigiou^ Camp Fire." As the name would suggest, the members of G. A. R. posts assisted in the services, and, in fact, it partook of the usual camp fire features, includ ing reminiscences by those who had fought for the flag. Mr. Ilambly, the pastor of the church, explained that last summer, In conversation with Capt. Sam R. Van Sant, he had suggested that at some future date he intended to hold a re ligious campfire. Capt. Van Sant had consented to take part in the exer cises, and the date had been fixed for the first part of November last. Mr. Hambly was at that time stationed at Winona, and the campfire was to have been held in that city. The conference last fall had placed CIIEIRO AND HIS THOUGHT MACHINE. ~ i &s3Bsk ■HF^T^^^^^^'fT'*! ?rf^i r^r irfti Jit j'lSiS fl 1 ■ ■^^■■■■■f:".'.'. •' Cheiro will deliver his long-looked-for lecture on "Hands" at the People's church this evening, and for the benefit of those who enjoyed the lecture of Mr. Cola on the 17th !nst. it is announced tbat this lecture to be given by Cheiro himself tonight will be dis tinct and different from that given by his friend and proxy. He intends in this lecture to give the salient and leading points of palmistry. It will be a purely instructive lecture, and any person of average intclli- him in charge of the Clinton Avenue church, of this city, but he had not forgotten the idea, and some week 3 ago reminded Capt. Van Sant of his promise to be present and assist in the exercises. Since then Capt. Van Sant had entered into the race for the can didacy for governor and had informed him that he had concluded it was best to remain at home and not take part. Perhaps, said Rev. Hambly, after he is elected governor, or after his defeat, h»> will be with us. He could see no reason why the church should not be a political force and gather statesmen and governors and have them take part in the services. Capt. Van Sant. the speaker said, was a ptr sonal friend of his and he would like to see him elected governor of the state, and also a licensed Methodist minister. Yesterday Capt. Van Sant had telephoned him that "he still thought he had better not come," but would have Capt. John Day Smith take his place. R. N. Hare, a member of Acker post, and also a member of the Clinton Avenue church, spoke briefly on the subject of religious life in the army. The soldiers were not, he raid, as manj' believed, a very wicked lot of people. Sundays in the army were re spected more than the majority of the people of St. Paul respected the day now. In the army all the soldiers went to church on Sunday. The proud est thing a soldier could do was to join the forces of Christ. W. H. Burns, commander of Acker post, followed, and very bluntly stat ed that the only time he was in church during the four years he was in the army was the Sunday following the battle of Fredericksburg. On that oc casion he, with a detail, was ordered to tear out the seats in the church to make room for the wounded men who had fallen on the battlefield. In the army he had been one of the rank and file, and he paid a high tribute to thosi? who were neither generals nor officers by saying that those who did the fight ing and made the victory possible were the rank and file. A deal was said about the war being over. To those who went to Canada or hired substi tutes the war had been over long ago, but to those who had marched shoulder to shoulder and fought for their coun try the war would never be over. John Day Smith, of Minneapolis, past department commander of the state G. A. R.. said he had received a telegram from Capt. Van Sant, which stated that owing to family affairs he would be un at.le to take part in the meeting, and asking him to take his place. He was not accustomed to pulpit speaking, but he saw no reason why pulpits should not be decorated with the American flag, or why people should be afraid to c:»rry the cross and the flag together. As one of the speakers had stated, there were rot many wicked men In the army. True, they were not all saints, but just THE SAINT PAUL GLOBS: MONDAY, JANUARY 31, 1898. the average run of men recruited from the farms and the workshops and from all walks of life. They did not spend their time holding prayer meetings, but he never was acquainted with any man who came back from the army worse than he went in. There was some drinking in the army, and possibly there was some in St. Paul today. The most of the drinking seen in the army was among the officers, which was probaibly owing to it being harder for the men to secure liquor. These camp fires extend ed the spirit of Christian patriotism, and the sight of the flag had a wonder ful feeling to all who had fought under it. The war, to the old soldiers, was net over and never would be over, and the scenes and memories would be with them until death came. Christian pa triotism was absorbed like the air breathed. Immigrants do not feel it, but their children, studying history, become patriotic citizens. It did not take long for the young to catch the spirit of patriotism, especially when it was taught in the schools. Soldiers were few in the army who did not carry a Bible and preserve it with care. The men were not seen kneeling in prayer, but many prayers were said in the tents, and on the march, and on the battle field. It seemed as though the boys who made up the forces were all under twenty-one years of ng?. The rank and file of the army were young men, and if there was ever to be another war, and it seemed as though the country could not stand a great deal more without one, it would be the young men who would have to do the fighting. The G. A. R. was to be honored for what it had done, but it required more moral courage to face the truth today than thirty years ago. It was not an un manly thing to say, "I love the Lord Josus Christ," and every soldier should stand for justice, equality and truth. The exercises were enhanced by vocal solos contributed by Miss Gertrude Mc- Intyre and Miss Lizzie Wood, and in strumental music by a string quartette. The pulpit and choir loft were hand somely decorated with American flags, and half a hundred members of O. A. R. pests were present in full uniform. Gave I! in: v Star. A number of friends of Patrolman Peter Liudgard called upon him at his home gatur- gence will be able to read his own or his friends' palms after listening to Cheiro and studying his stereopticon charts. A feature of extreme interest will be an illustration of Gladstone's mind upon the mentograph, or thought machine. There are but two of these machines in the world One is in use at the present at the Netting Hill Gate hospital. London, the other in the pos session cf Cheiro. Chciro will slco tell of his visit to Glad stone and of their talk regarding America. day m S ht and presented him with a silver star, as the address accompanying it said in the hope that he would "be brave and fear less in your duties when protecting our iives and homes." The party included Charles Creightou, T. Hroos. Gust Sweuaon X E Elmund X o. Nelson. Capt. Pottgleser! Lieut. Pendy, Sergeant Gebhardt Ser-eaiu Larson. Alex Olberg. Kd Erickson, Alex Bowling, John Uuudquist. Gust Scoue Christ Hagin. Prank Anderson. Frank Norman John Norman, A Lofgren, F. G. Cedarstrom" F. f\ Nelson A. Nelson. Frank Nordstrom R. C tnson. Andrew G. Johnsou. Matt Matt son, Pete Peterson, Ole Johnson and others BONDING MAIL CARRIERS. New Arrangement Costa the Men a Small Yearly Foe. According lo a new rule made by the postoll.ee department, letter carriers will be required, beginning April 1 to secure bonds in the sum of $1,000 from indemnity companies approved by the department. The new rule is consid ered the most feasible ever adopted and will do away with a great deal of in convenience hitherto experienced by carriers, who have been required to fur nish individual sureties. Under tho new arrangement carriers will be furnished a list of the surety companies approved by the postal au thorities, and their bonds will be ap proved without further formality upon the payment of a small annual fee At one time carriers were compelled to pay $5 a year to the American Surety company, of New York, or the City Trust. of Philadelphia, when unable to secure individual bondsmen. Subse quently, the rate was reduced, until now the bond question, so far as it re lates to letter carriers in all parts of the United States, has become a mere matter of insurance, the indemnity companies relying, it may be presumed upon the reputed integrity of carriers and the fact that the federal machin ery is at their back should the carrier violate the conditions of his bond. TWO CLUBS MAY UNITE. First Ward Republican Or-anlza- Uoiim May Pool iKgnes. The executive committee of the Young Men's Republican Club of the First Ward held a meeting at the office of Dr. A. W. Whitney yesterday and discussed the feasibility and advisa bility of joining the club with the Mc- Kir.ley club in the same ward. A com mittee was appointed to arrange for such a combination, if possible. NOT QUITE REFORMED, Or Appearances Belle Pat Hill, Dis- charged From St. Cloud. "Putney" Smith and Pat Hill ran afoul of Officer McEllistrom at Seventh and Robert streets shortly before mid night Saturday evening, and as a re sult are locked up at the central sta tion on the charge of drunkenness and disorderly conduct, while each has un pleasant reminders of ttie encounter in the shape of more or less painful dis colorations about the face. The trouble started through the alleged abusive language of HiU to Officer McEllistrom. Hill was recently discharged from the reformatory and is regarded as a dan gerous character, so when he advanced upon the policeman McEllistrom knock ed him down. Sniith is said to have shown a disposition to take part in the scrimmage by making several passes at McEllistrom. who blew his whistle for help, and when Officer Pat Smith came upon the scene both young men were placed under arrest. They will be ar raigned in the municipal court today. IS OFF FOR SWEDEN. Col. Bergh Will Soon Sa.il to Take the Gothenburg Consulate. Col. Robert ''Bergh, the newly ap pointed United States consul at Goth enburg, Sweden, was in the city yester day on his way home to Grand Forks to close up his business affairs prelimi nary to going 'to hfs post. Col. Bergh— he is, by the way, a colonel by virtue of an appointment on the staff of the governor of his state— is well known in St. Paul and throughout the Northwest generally, and he stands unique among those who have been given political preferment in hia state by reason of the fact that Senator Hansbrough and Congressman Johnson were quite agreed that he should have the Gothen burg consulate— about the only thing they have agreed on in the matter of patronage— and their agreement was readily seconded by Senator Roach, and Senator Nelson, of this state. Col. Bergh was formerly a resident of St. Paul, having been in the drug business on East Seventh street in 1888-90. He is a man of culture, a linguist and such a student of commercial and political economy that he is likely to be rara avis among consuls. The Gothenburg consulate is now filled by a North Dakota man, O. H. Boyeson, formerly of Grand Forks. The place is one of the most important in the consulships of Europe. Practically all of the emigration of Sweden and much of the other portions of the Scan dinavian peninsula comes through the porK It is the only consulate of its class in Sweden, and the minister to Stockholm is ex-offlclo consul general, leaving Gothenburg independent. The consul to Gothenburg has the nomina tion of two vice consuls at minor ports, besides a vice consul and a considerable clerical force at headquarters. The place is worth approximately $5,000 a year, and the consul is a man of large in fluence. The American trade with tho port last year amounted to upwards of $2,000,000. and more than 12,000 emi grants left that port for the United States. Col. Bergh will leave with hia family for his post In the course of a couple of weeks. His drug business at Grand Forks will not take much time to clean up, as the Hotel Dacotah fire settled that matter some weeks since. * » * H. B. Palmer and J. D. Clay berg, of Helena, Mont., are at the Hyan. F. E. Hurley, of Salt Lake, is a guest at the Ryan. A. W. Bingham, of New Ulm, Is registered at the Ryan. L. Guthrie, of Grand Forks, N*. D., is at the Ryan. A. O. Whipple, of Devil's Lake. i 3 at the Merchants'. W. Torgerson. of Portland, N. D. is slop ping at the Merchants'. A. S. Fischer, of Pierre, S. D., is reg istered at the Merchants'. B. S. Gibbs. of Pine City, is a guest at the Merchants'. George F. Darling, of Morris, Minn., is at the Merchants'. Roy anrl p. H. Viall. of Spring Valley Minn., are stopping at the Windsor. F. L. Hilton, cf Fergus Falls, Is regist red at the Windsor. R. C. Ennis, a Xcepawa. Manitoba curler is at the Metropolitan. A. Adclsdorf, of San Francisco, is at the Metropolitan. Mr. and Mrs. C. Campbell, of Winnipeg are guests of the Metropolitan. Mr. and Mrs. O. V.'. Smith, of La Cro«se are at the Metropolitan. ANTI-STREET RAILWAY Masa Meeting Called for Market Hall Toul|?!it. The following call for a mass meet ing to protest against possible en croachments on the people's rights by the street railway company was loft at the G 1 o be: office last night: cI f °Hn h c e £ iliZ K ns ot SL Paul: A I )Ubllc> mass meeting has been called for 8 o'clock th s evening at Market hall. St. Peter und Wrrt Seventh streets, and we respectfully urire every law-abiding resident cf thia griat mu nicipality who has his cwn fntrrfa s and tho« of the city at heart to attend and voice his (sentiment. The muss meeting has been or ganized by people in every walk of lir<> th" merchant, the laborer 'an,! the professional Tt n hi" r l ' Th ° labor and trades unton" of this <uy have given, the movement an offi cial indorsement; and we think that thos» in charge of the arrangements for such mat ing would be dorriict in tlmr tottea to the* fellow citizers and gutltv cf a breach of Mie ; trust reposed In them i! they failed to re claim the meeting one tit the most important events in the history o€- our city v i )orldnl The prime objm of the meeting is to ob | tain an expression, of public opinion upon the Problem of eontrolling^rights in our public b reels and requiring corporations txpt rising public franchises, such as the street railway, telephone and gas md electric lei t companies, to pay their share of public tax»« and of devising proper means of supervision and control over all corporations engaged i-i public service. ** A strong public sentiment of the people of this state has been the m^ans of inducing our , legislature to give the people of our iarg r ; communities, such as St. Paul. Minneapolis and Duluth. an opportunity to provide thpir local governments upon home rule princi ples. In compliance with this public sentiment cur district judges have appointed a charter commission, v/hi^h is new en<rng~d in con | sider'ne the e X p«<li-n-y of restricting h- p-.w --| ers of the city council with r. ferenc? to grant ing valuable privileges to such public cor porations. The charter to be framed by this commission will sorn be submitted for 'adop tion to the votes of the people. And It is of the highest importance that th<» sam° shou'd truly voice the ecliehtened sprtiments of the masses. There is a widespread conviction ex isting all over this country at the present time that street railway, telenhone, gas and I electric light companies should be carefully j restricted in their exercise of these public j franchises: and that tax pavers should re ceive m adequate return from the grant of valuable privileges. The future prosperity | ard welfare of our city Is vitally involved in I this mutter. And. in anticipation of such restrictions to be embodied in the new charter, vigorous efforts are being made by our city railway comppny to wHng from the present council ! valuable grants In the public streets without j adequate remuneration and for a long period of years. In view of these, facts strong public pro test should be msrte against any precipitate action by the people's public servants, and a clear declaration of principles to be submitted to the charter commission as expressive of the sentiment of the messes should be promul gated ?t such mass meeting. Charles W. Hall. Chairman: Moritz H»'m Secretary of United Organizations for Mass Meeting. T. J. Conlin. Chairman: T. F. Thnmis, Sec retary of Executive Committee cf Trades and Labor Assembly 6t St. Paul. .J^" PROMPTLY OBTAINED AND PUT OS THE MARKET. Please remembei that this is the only Patent Agency which, after taking out your patent, will either buy It, take it on royalty or manufaciureit for you. or sell it without advance eharecs. 30 years" experience ; unexcelled references from hish authorities and invt-ntcrs ev erywhere. Sond sketch and deaerta ion for free re port as to patentability. Poor inventors assisted. rrave mg men and ugenU wanted to handl« our choice patent articles. Correspondence in Ger man. Bwedisa and Danish, UutKn-lish preferred, i reserve this ad. as It app«!urs but seldom- state your wi.shes, mention this paper, aud address Tlia Americiin Patent Market and Novelty Works, a 79-2 Willi <m< street (aearflUs tissippi Street;, St. i'aui, Minu. TGRjiLIIITBIIDiinAIt INTO A MEMORIAL FUND FOR CAR RYING THE GOSPEL INTO AJLIi LANDS. EPISCOPAL MISSION IDEA EXPLOITED YESTERDAY TO DO HONOR TO THE LATE DR. LANGFORD'S MEMORY. ROUSING MEETING "WAS HELD At Christ Chnrch With Addresses by Bishop M. \. Gilbert and Rev. 11. la. Dahrlng. The Episcopal Church of America has in hand a plan to raise $100,000 for foreign missions, through their Sun day schools throughout the world, and it was to further this movement that over 500 Episcopal Sunday school chil dren gathered in the auditorium of Christ church yesterday afternoon to listen to rousing addresses by Bishop Gilbert and Rev. H. L. Duhring, su perintendent of city missions of Phila delphia. The plan, as explained in the ad dresses of the bishop and Dr. Duhring, Ls to be carried out during Lent. Each Sunday school scholar in St. Paul, as well as in every Episcopal church in the United States, will be given a pyra mid the Sunday before Ash Wednes day. The Lenten season being one of self-denial, the older persons as well as the children are expected to put as much in the little receptacles as they can spare. Easter Sunday the children will re turn their little boxes to the guild room of the church, where they will be opened, counted and the amount telegraphed to the general board of missions of the Episcopal Church of the United States. The amount given by the Sunday school children of St Paul wiil help in making up the ag gregate amount asked for by the board. During the general convention of the Episcopal church, held in Minneapolis two years ago last fall, a great meet ing was held in Christ church, St. Paul in the interest of missions. There was a very large amount of money raised at that meeting. The death of the venerable Dr. Lang-ford, manager of the board of missions, occurred last summer, and it is now proposed to raise the $100,000 as a memorial missionary fund, to car ry out his long-cherished plan in car rying on the splendid work of the Episcopal church in the mission fields, to which he added much during his lifetime. Dr. Langford, during his use ful career, was a great worker among the Sunday school children and was especially active in establishing city missions, and it was thought appro priate and expedient that the effort to raise funds to further his life-long work be made through the Sunday school. The services yesterday were opened by a service of song, after which Bishop Gilbert made a few introductory remarks. The bishop explained to the audience that the movement to raise the amount asked for. was being agitated ali over the world, in every land where the Episcopal church wa?. He thought that | the children of the stato of Minnesota j would helri materially in raising the offering, which was a grand thing in deed, as an amount so large would do untold good in foreign lands. Last j year the children of Minnesota had | given $1,900. but this year he hoped to j Fee the amount r;ach at !ei&t 52 5)0. H > ' thought that Christ church could i make a most creditable showing, ir every one did his share. The bishop told the beys and girls present that in oid^r to do this they would have to gi\e up many little youthful luxuries, and that the amount raised depended wholly on each one of them. There were forty days and six Sundays in lent, which was a Icr.g lime, and the very lit tle pc-ople, especially, would have to charge their memories with what had been said. The bishop said an elder in the churr-h had promised to give $100 ] in cash to the fund, if they, as a Sun- i day school, could show an increase over last year's offering. He thcught it a noble enterprise, and one. which was God's own work. The motive behind it all was to carry the gospel to all land?, j and the Episcopal church, in carrying | on her work in foreign clim?s, must j have the assistance of her boys and ! girls. Bishop Gilbert asked all the ! ttachers to meet in the guild room Mon day night to confer and receive instruc ticn^ as to the distribution of the offer ing boxes. Rev. H. L. Duhring was then intro duced by Bishop Gilbert, and spoke in a \ery happy vein to the large assem blage of children and young people. Mr. Duhring is one ot' the oldest Sunday i school workers in the Episcopal church j and was decidedly interesting in his ad- I dress. He said: "This is certainly a magnifi- i ct-nt congregation, and it Is with great ! pleasure that I am able to stand before ; so many boys and girls in St. Paul this j afternoon, all in the service of the j Master. Tt is the patriotic spirit of the ■ boys and girls of the United States to | rally around the American flag, and • just so should we rally around the stan dard of the cross, and assist our breth ren in foreign lands. I suppose you boys and girls don't know how many , Other boys and girls there are in the ! Episcopal church in this big land of j ours. Woll. there are 5.000 Sunday schools, CO, OOO teachers, and 500,000 boys and girls both large and small. If those | FiOO.OOO boys and girls were marched ! eight abreast, they would make a migh ty army which would reach from St. Paul to Faribault. "I come today to speak a word of en- '■ couiagemtnt to you. in helping to make j up this great Lenten offering. One hun- j dred thousand dollars is a great deal I of money, but if each boy and girl does his or her share we will easily have it, big as it is. I have in my hand a lit tle red Bible, as you see, which only weighs one-half an ounce, and yet con tains every page of the Scriptures em- '■ braced in any Oxford Bible. I have a little magnifying glass, with which I can read it. I can carry ft in my vest pocket. The new century is fast com ing upon us. people will then travel in balloons instead of railroads, and these large Bibles will be too big to take up ! in a balloon, so along comes this little ■ half-ounce and says 'take me' Chil- ! drpn. as the ways of traveling are be- j coming more swift, the means of circu- I latingr God's work are also increased, ■ and at the present time there Is not a land or a country where God's word can't be preached. The time has come I when all the doors of all nations are J open to receive the Scriptures. Won't i you help us carry it to these people who have no God and live in dark noss? People sometimes complain be- j cause it costs so much to handle their j offerings through the General society, ! but I assure you that the work of the ! General society is carried on very eco- ; nomically. I recently received a letter from one of the newly elected officers of the board, who told me that he had investigated the cost of running the ! general office of the general board, and ' found that it was maintained at a smaller cost than any other mission ary board in the United States. Your money which you give all goes to a i noble cause, in carrying the gospel. Tt > is truly a noble cause when you think that 400.000.000 copies of the Bible have been printed, and that the word of God has been carried from continent to continent." Largest Manufacturers of Flna Clothing In th 9 World. J| Few Men /£\W/^\ really know Ail-Wool when they / J \ see it. Fewer 'still know one piece llf * \ 0I goods from another. Be honest il r * °) *\ no^ — i sn '^ that true? Suppose you \ \t£2 • •■ V /5^ relied on your own judgment, do \J< j~ ( I *^*—& you honestly believe you could tell l^T^k * a Tweed from a Cheviot, Cassimere (/Jr *1 ; from a Worsted, etc.? Takes ?. cloth t4f M\ ing- man many years to familiarize I// himself with woolens; even then V/wL j';^jrff he's often deceived. The less you Jam iTH know about woolens, the safer it 13 m \ I l II to rely upon some one who does. / 1 / \ « We've been making good cloth -1/' Vs^ ing for 35 years. Drop in any day. W What little we know may help you. Men's Handsome Business Suits, $10, $12.50, $15. Men's Nobby Trousers, $4.00, $5.00, $6.00. Men's Perfect Linen Collars, till styles, 10 cents. Boys' Knee Pants, 3 to 16 years, 50 cents. Hats. Clothes. Furnishings. Satisfaction. k BROWNING, KING & CO. FORGER HAS fiERVE THAT ÜBIQUITOUS BLOCK OF LOG GING RAILROAD CHECKS TURNS UP AGAIN. FOUR PASSED ON SATURDAY BY AN INDIVIDUAL CLAIMING TO BE AUGUST MBTZGBR, OF RONDO STREET. HETZGBR HAD ORDERED NO COAL, And Throush This Incident the Frauds lame to the Notice of the Police. The clever forger who, last Septem ber, victimized half a dozen local mer chants out of sums aggregating: over $100 by means of pay checks of the Brainerd & Northern Minnesota rail road, of Minneapolis, is again operat ing in the city, and Saturday cashed four more of the bogus checks, amount ing to $74. The forged instruments are identical with those passed several months ago, with the exception of the payee's name, which, in the last in stance, was that of August J. Metzger, living at 423 Rondo street. The checks were each for $18.50, and drawn on the National Bank of Commerce, of Min neapolis. When the forger's previous swindlings came to the attention of the police, an investigation showed that a full book of blank pay checks of the Brainerd & Northern Minnesota rail road had been stolen, and subsequently it is said that the individual passing the checks has successfully realized upon over forty of the worthless in struments in Minneapolis alone. For four months the police of both cities have been laying every manner of trap for the successful forger, but, with an unusual daring, he continues to put forth the bogus checks without the least aDparent fear of detection, and seems likely to be able to carry on his fraudulent operations indefinitely. The forger is described as a man of about thirty years of age, rather abort of stature and slender, smooth faced, an* in general appearance looks the genuine ia.ilroad man which he rep resents himself to be. His operations are always conducted on Saturday after banking hours. His practice is to make a purchase, sometimes of little vaule and at other times of at least half the amount of the check which he presents in payment. In answer to the invariable inquiries of the mer chant concerning the check, the forger in his recent swindlings. claimed to be Mr. Metzger, and explained the situa tion with such apparent honesty that the genuineness of the checks was un doubted. He said he was employed by the Brainerd & Northern Minnesota railroad in Minneapolis, but lived in this city. He had received the check for his week's wages, and. being too late to present it at the bank in the Mil] City, must in some way .get it cashed here. He always professed to be in dire need of whatever he had purchased to carry his family over Sunday, and, after referring the some what dubious merchant to Mr. Metz ger"s name and address in the directo ry, always succeeded in having the check accepted. In this manner he purchased a ton of coal from the Northwestern Fuel com pany, getting the change on the check j and ordering the fuel delivered at 423 i Hondo street. He then worked the j same game on the C. G. Lewis Coal j company, and also on another local j fuel concern, when he called on the ■ St. Paul Rubber company. Here he j purchased an inexpensive coat and es i caped with the balance of the amount I called for by the check in cash. The i first inkling of the worthlessness of the checks was received by the coal I companies, when their drivers returned with the information that "Mr. Metz- I ger" said he had ordered no fuel and i would not receive their deliveries. Sub | sequent investigation at the Bank of i Commerce developed that the checks were forgeries. RIBBER GOODST FOR KTONDIKERS Should Bo of the Bent Uualitj. Rubber goods bearing the "Gold Seal" j trade mark are the best that can be ! made, and include "Snag Proof" Boots, | as well as all other Rubber goods that ■ are needed for Klondike outfits. These gcods are made and sold by The Good year Rubber Co., 9S-102 K. 7th St., St. ' Paul, and. If your dealer does not keep I them, you can obtain them by sending j to Goodyear Rubber Co. BADE FATHER GORES GODSPEED. \<>r<li St. Paul Catholics E*ese a De voted Pastor. Rev. F. X. Gores, for years the priest :of the Catholic church at North St. Paul, which he founded, his been transferred, exchanging pulpits with : Father Koering, of New Trier. A reception was tendered Father Gores last Wednesday night, at which j he was presented with a chalice as a ; token of the love and esteem in which I he is held by his parishioners. The pre | sentation speech was made by Ed Lv i ger, who feelingly expressed to Fath r i Gores their appreciation of his long service, and their good wishes for his future welfare and happiness. Father Gores was visibly touched by the a£- fection thus expressed, and gave kindly counsel with his thanks. Father Gores showed the high es teem in which he held the parishioners by making the parish a present of $200. MOZART < 1.1 II VI X. Its Niuttl Members Have One \inliv. of Hilarity. The first annual "Narren Sitzung," or "fools' session" of the Mozart dub oc curred at Mozart hall la&t night, and proved a perfect comedy success. Of the 250 present each one waa a member of the club, or a friend of a member. The affair, as far as the audience was concerned, was confined strictly to the male members of the club and their male friends, or, in other words, waa .strictly a "stag party. All of the 250 pres-iit last night were supposed "to lie fools." The smaller fools could on their entrance purchase a "fool's bonnet" for 25 cents, and the bigger and larger fools bought a number 11 for the seme price. The whole affair was a funny one throughout, and the two principal features during the evening were a burlesque performance of the Cairo street muscle dunce, which waa given by four members of the dub in a most inimitable manner. Andrew Heckler was the "chief fool," ami waa surrounded by a council of several other "ordinary fouls," among whom Messrs. Martin Giesen, Peter Eve, Blasious, P. V. Larsen, William Conradl, secretary of the club, and oth ers, all of whom appeared in • costume. Henry Koenig appeared ar rayed in "heavy steel armor," and acted as the "chief marshal" of the "chief foul," and J. ('. Allemann was the chief's head musician and chief trumpeter. The programme dining the evening was made up of songs. speeches, etc., and the chief marshal was instructed to arrest the culprits who failed to appear. Dr. Stamm was the only member guilty of thia offense, because he was busy attending a case at the "Rathskeller" when his name waa called, hence the marshal was unable to find him. "Dr." Henscht, editor-in chief of the Vc>lks:'..'ituni, r . was arrested and brought forward and told his H<-as in short order. In conclusion he said he hoped "that the temperance people would get a little alcohol into their brain and stop trying to •monkey' with the administration <>f the affairs of our city and clog its wheels of business," j and. for a josh finish, said he hoi>ed P. iJ. (Jiesen would be elected the next j mayor of St. Paul, and that his first act ! after election would be the discharge of "Officer" David Morgan. The Doctor, after the dose of his remarks, was dec | orated with the irder of the shears and i scissors, and a large pair of gilt scis- I sors was placed about his neck by the ; chief fool. P. J. Giesen, upon being ! called on. made a few brief remarks, ! and closed by tdling a funny story, ! and was at its close decorated by the "chief" with a small sprinkler, be cause, as the chief said, lie thought tht "boss president" needed a "new- sprink* I ler." The dose of the fools' sessio:; finished with a burlesque on "Trilby." An-drew Heckler appeared in the title i role of Trilby, and was assisted by ! Messrs. Fritz Eve and Prof. Si gall, tha : artist. The seen" was a very funny ' one, and kept the "stag audience" in roars during th>' evening. The icir lesque was arranged by and played un der the personal direction of Andrew Heckler, and none of those who saw it will ever forget bis appearance. Sml HitcH of <lie Grave. The funeral of Mrs. Isabil Josephine Parker, wife of Assistant General Freight Agent E. D. Parker, of tin- Soo road who died Saturday afternoon, will be held from the family residence. :ioio Terrace Park avenue, M-erriam Park, tomorrow, at 2:30 p. in. The Interment will be at Milwaukee. The funeral of Mrs. Anna M. Fortune wag ; held yesterday afternoon from the family r<-s --i idence. It;r> Annapolis street. The remains of Mrs. Kut<- Wilson, who died j Saturday, at 159 West Seventh s:reet, were yesterday taken to f^rand Rapid.-. Mich. The remains of the late Thomas 11. Silupx were yesterday laid to rest at Oakland ceme tery. Sunday Police Notations. John Kenny, claiming to be a railroad man, I is under arrest on the charge of drunken ness and disorderly conduct. It is alleged that the accused broke a window in the Steea ' block, at Seventh and Jackson streets. He will be given an opportunity to explain hla ] conduct before Judge Orr in the municipal ) court today. John Diflley. a boy fourteen years of age. : wan arrested by Special Officer Moulder yea \ Urday for the alleßMl theft of newspapers from 233 West Fifth street. The lad will be arraigued before Judge Orr today. FLOUR AM) PEED LOSS. C. W. Staehle, of the St. Paul Flour and Feed company, says that th>- loss on his stock by Saturday night's fire j will reach $5,000. fully insured, while : the loss on the building will be about $3,000, also insured. Beware of Imitations «teaa?^ The . fffi*^ JOHN DUNCAN-i «ON», Agckti, NEW YOU*.