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ST. PAUL HANDICAPPED IX THE PRESENT LOCATION OF THH UNION DEPOT Felt That So Long an It Remain!, in It* Present Hole the Retail Trade 01. the City I» Hound to Snft'er All the Merchant.. Fuvor Another Site. The proposition looking to the change of the location of the union depot, lt is only fair to say, emanated from a pri vate source altogether, and the move ment is wholly unselfish so far as any particular interest is concerned. Since the publication of the plan ln The Globe Sunday Ist. however, hopeful feeling has manifested itself in vari ous quarters, that something might be accomplished in the line of depot Im provement and accommodations in St. Paul. From what can be learned, the sub j H-t of a change of location was re vlved by the action of the union depot directors themselves a couple of months ago, when certain plans were prepared providing for the enlargment m' facilities at the present location. A feeling was developed then that, ln View .>f action by the directors looking t.> th-> expenditure of upwards of $75, --000 for tho Improvement of the old union depot site, it was appropriate to suggest, on behalf of the citizens, that a mure central location might be se lected, with not only reference to the Interests of the business community of St. Paul, but to those of the railway companies themselves. The underlying spirit of the proposition was to enlarge the Importance of St. Paul as a center nf trade, both wholesale and retail, without antagonism between any in t -it-sts, whether mercantile, wholesale or retail, or transportation, involving the economic conduct of the various railway lines centering here. Business men recognize the fact that the tailway companies have invested capital In the existing plant at the foot of Sibli y street, and quite lavishly; they also recognize the necessity on the part of the guardians of these In vestments, of the exercise of conserva tism in the handling < f this trust. At the same time a sentiment is para mount among the retail dealers that St. Paul presents nothing in the nature of depot accommodat-ions, which ap -1 lis. through reason, to the prefer ences of out-of-town patrons in favor of this place as against Minneapolis, which has liet-n the recipient of a large proportion of this class of trade. The < iaim is made that with the old union depot nestling down between the levee on the one side and the hill on the other, and no street car accommoda tions anywhere in Bight, and nothing indet d practicable for permanent pur poses, even though akiermanic favor should l>e given either in an icy or gilt-edged form. th" retail trade of St. Paul must necessarily dwindle to trifling importance unless the railway companies shall wipe the film from their spectacles and recognize that which is best for the local business in ti rests of the city and at once combine to insure it. Tha feeling is certainly very deep and strong that St. Paul interests ara handicapped by the non-existence of proper relationship with the heart of communication with the outside world, Which is naturally its central depot of arrival and departure of visitors. No 1 '••■ ling of hostility to the railways ex isl. and no one seeks to engender such feeling. Every one knows that the old depot was well enough In its day, but the city has grown, conditions have altered; certain trade localities have shifted, population has increased, ter ritory has developed improvement, a period of transition Is at hand, and the city is taking on permanent from tran sient conditions. There are ten rail roads entering St. Paul. If the trains parrying tho passengers traveling by these i-oads could enter one station and thai station could be located in the center of the city, in the midst of at tractive environments, it is believed thai the institution would be an ad vertlsement of itself, equally advan tageous to the community and to the i ail ways, lt is understood that the publication of the plan in last Sunday's if Th~ r; lobe has created quite an active sentiment in favor of its adoption among the retail community, all the way from the Seventh and Kitt son street location to Wabasha street, and between Fourth and Ninth streets, and tbat petitions are to be circulated, for presentation to the union depot di rectors, appealing for a change of lo < ation to a more central site, and ap proving that already mentioned. Some views, additional to those printed yes terday, are herewith given, of retail merchants and others who favor the proposition of a change of site: Change Most Desirable. Max H. Herrmann, furrier, 64 East Beventh street, said: I tiiink that so far as the retail trade la ed, the location of a depot could not tn better than at Seventh and Kittson Btreets. or in that neighborhood. The pres ent location of the union depot ls entirely out of the way. Strangers coming Into tha YERXA Seventh and Cedar Sts. *€.. SJ*. Meat Market, 782. Should your market allowance be two dollars, see if you can't fill the bill for a dollar and a half. 9 cents A dozen for Good, Frrsh ("old S:orage Eggs. 12^ cents A dozen for Selected. Strictly Fresh Eggs. Kvery Kgg laid in the past few days. • \2H cents A pound for Fancy Xew Evaporated Rasp berries. Just one-half the price you havo been paying elsewhere for them. 3 cents A pound Tot; Best Dried Lima Beans. 20 cents A pound for a Fancy Creamery Butter. 122 cents A pound for Cooking Butter. 51hr I' resh Polled Oats 1-t 4 _ MIS Fresh Pearled Hominy.... V I IT lUCJ. Fresh Hominy Grits.." f \ \\) 43 cents For 10 pounds light extra C Sugar. 1.-, cents A pound for Xew, Clean Navy Beans. I cent A bunch for Fresh, New-Grown Radishes. Just lrom the hothouse. 28 cents A pound for the Peerless "Hoffman House" toffee. Compare this with your 40c Mocha nnd Java. Good Sized Seedling Oranges, per doz Mc Fancy Xavel Oranges, per doz " 18c Good Lemons, per doz "" California Seedless Lemons per doz 10c Fresh Pie Plant, per lb _' 5c Xew Beets, per bunch ..'.'.'." 6c Large California Celery, per stalk 5c Fresh Pearl Barley, per lb .'"lvic New Clean Navy Bians. per lb ItL W. H. Baker's Chocolate, per lb S0 C t'se Batavia Canned Goods. They're' Tod notch. r Fresh White Honey, per Comb... He Pure Sweet Cider, per gallon ....'." 17c New Queen Olivis, per fjuart ... 28c _:0..d New. White. Fat -Mackerel, each"" 12c 10-lb. bags Best Corn Meal 10 c A.. Lusk's Green or White Asparagus 18c FRESH MEATS. Legs of Mutton, per lb i<< e Mutton Chops, per lb 10<. stewing Mutton, per Ib ... 5c (toiling Beef, per Ib r e ileod Rib Roast* ct B ef, r e- lb ...'_.._.__ 9 C Fresh Strawberiies ever v morning CANDY. Licorice Diops, per lb 8c tc Licorice Sticks, 2 f r ' ,-, c |C Licorice Sticks, t for l c Jelly Beans., per Ib _' l c Chocolate Nonpcnlls, per ib .... i^c town cannot reach the retail center con veniently. And then the surroundings, when they arrive, make a bad impression upon them. They look out on the side of a hill ; they start to wonder whether St. Paul has any retail business locality or not. It ls too bad! So far as my own opinion gees, Seventh street ls the dlviJl^g line be tween the wholesale and the retail sect] ns. If the union passenger depot sliould be lo cated at Seventh and Kittion streeU. strangers wvuld land within five or six in n utes, hy street car communication, in the retail center of St. Paul. The impression they would receive, from such a landing wculd be far better than that afforded by the surroundings of the present depot. Down there, now, they come out and don't know where they are. There are hills and sidewalk* over them and they lead tho traveler don't know where; and rot a st! O ut ear in sight to take him anywhere. At this proposed site the stranger would coma right Into the city with a street, car In front of him to take him (by transfer) any where he wanted to go. The preseut site ot the union depot will continue to grow nx.r» and more out of the way. The union depot was all right In former years when the retail trade centered on Third street; but now when the location is removed seven ?_.-. Vk bo( ' k3 away ,he old Pl"«« 'a done ior. There are no street ears to carry the n^Sr e i_l P "7J U, . to^"' a,ul Uli 'option can never be a desirable one M tar rs the best Interests of tho city are concerned I only wish the railroad companies would end a hand to locate a new depot up in the direction of the Seventh Street bridge If we could have a nice ilenot structure lo cated there it would show that the city was progressing. Now let me tell you- Grangers come in here and say to me some times. For heaven's sake! We have found you at last: When we got in here we ainn t know where we were. We en mo out of the depot, and there we were; but we dldn t know how to find your places cf bus iness^ and we have had to walk all the way. Now that shows how prople feel when they come in at the uni.n depe.t. They don't know where they are. ;uid th-y have to start out and Snd out. 1 think this olan is the best ever presi nted to the p onle of St. Paul. I do not believe the railroad" com panies could find a more convenient place or that it w„uhl be anything in the wav of sacrifice to them to abandon the old "Mace and take this ono. They could u.e the present site for freight exclusively and en large tho facilities in favor of the'wholcsale people, and everybody would be benefited. Another thiug. Th^ location of the passen ger depot on Hast Seventh street woul.! put an end to the scrap over the street car loop. It seems to me everybody in town ought to support this plan. All the City Iniere.sted. A member of the firm of Yerxa & Co., grocers, expressed himself as fol lows: It looks to me as if the prcposed change of the location of the union d-epot was a desir able one, not only for retail traders, but for the entire city. The present union depot is, as everybody must honestly admit, out of range with the present growth of the city. Something more Is needed. Perhaps the rail way companies might look upon the remov al of tho depot as a sacrifice, but I cannot think this would ultimately be Uie case. The spot nannd la certainly an Ideal loca tion, and by the change both the freight and passenger traffic of the roads would be benefited, while an Immense advantage would accrue to St. Paul. I only hope the railroad companies can be induced to make the change for the good of all concerned. Some Prefer Post Siding. Rufus C. .Jefferson, lumber dealer, said: Prom what I know of tho present situa tion in St. Paul, a great deal depends upon our ability to hold our retail trade. There Is, or ought to be, quite a good trade com ing from outside town 3. and Minneapolis ls getting a lot of lt, and especially on ac count of her street ear faeillties. I know of people who prefer getting out of the cars at Post Siding, on their way from Still water, for instance, and riding into 'he city over the Seventh street line three miles rather than come Into the St. Paul union depot and walk up that hill In search of street cars. That is an argument of itself In favor of some change of facilities here. It is wonderful what an objection Is shown by people to climbing that hill. Now. there are many peoplo who would gladly come ln here, now and then, with a few dollars in their rockets to spend, but they think of that hi:i and go on to Minneapolis, where they larrd on a level with street ears right in front of them, and the retail dis trict a short distance away. I think it would be a great stroke for tho railroads to take this location at onca and establish a passenger depot there which can remain for all time to come. I do not hesitate to say that tjie St. Pau! retail merchants have lost 30 per cent of trade, owing to the environments of the present union depot. Tho effect upon the suburban traffic is remarkable, by reason of theso existing conditions. These two cities are close together. It is only a matter of pref erence on the part of visitors which shall be patronized. Take the people of Still water and Red Wing, for Instance. Coming here makes a pleasant day's outing for them, but they are sure to "go where they find the best accommodations. St. Paul has lost lots of money on account of this lack of railway and street ear facilities. Any one can readily see that the change of lo cation of the union depot, as suggested would be of benefit to all. I would like very much to see it done. I do not own any property near the present depot, nor do I own any connected with that of tho proposed location: but for the general good of St. Paul I think the union depot ought to be located somewhere in tho locality indicated in The Globe article last Sun day. Where Minneapolis Profits. H. E. Humphrey, manager of the St. Paul Hardware company, said: I realize this fact that the St. Paul retail ers are at great disadvantage in not having street ear connections with the depot. Ladies coming here to shop have either got to walk from the depot up to Maiinheimers', which is about the nearest trading point, or they must take a carriage, either of which is a great disadvantage. Ladies going to Minne apolis to any depot in tho city can step right on to a street car and reach every principal retail street in the city. And I believe that is one of tho principal reasons why Minne apolis is going ahead of St. Paul so rapidly in the retail trade. When cur re:a 1 business was all over on Third street it was an easy matter to step out of the depot and find everything one wanted in one near-by street. Now the business is scattered all around and inaccessible on account of the absence of street car communication. It strikes me WAS CKTJSHED TO DEATH j OLE PAI'I.SON LOSES HIS LIFE AT SOITH ST. PAUL He "Was Working in an Excavation With a Gang ot Men When a Piece of Frozen Earth Rolled Down, Striking Him and Causing Instant Death. Ole Paulson was instantly killed at Scuth St. Paul yesterday by being caught at the foot of a sand bank by a huge piece of, frozen dirt. He was working in the shovel gang at the foot of the bluff, where Dale & Baumgartner are taking out dirt for the fill in the stockyards. The bluff is about 100 feet high, and men are sta tioned up the steep bank loosening the sand and dirt with long iron rods, and the top, being frozen, sometimes rolls down ln very large sections without breaking up. When dangerous pieces come down an alarm is given, and the men work ing at the foot loading dump cars get out of the way. This time a section six feet square, weighing three or four tons, came crushing and bounding down. Paulson started to get out of the way with the others, but after starting in one direction seemed to get excited and jumped quickly the other way, appar ently mistaking the path of the boul der. It fell on top of him, completely covering his body, crushing his head nearly flat and breaking his bones ln a terrible manner. The piece of earth was still Intact and had to be pried off the body. » Life was extinct, however. The coroner of Dakota county was notified and decided an inquest was not necessary. Paulson was about twenty five years old, unmarried and boarded at the camp. He had been in this country but two or three years, and has no relatives here. DEATH'S Sl DDEX CALL. Timothy Met'ne PaH-ten Away Aftor an Illness of Two Hours. Timothy McCue. an old pioneer residing at 48 West College avenue, died rather suddenly late Tuesday night of hemorrhage of the brain. Mr. McCue, who was sixty-seven years of ago, had been doing jury duty all day, and .ame home at night in good spirits. Shortly THE ST. PAUL GLOBE THURSDAY —MARCH 3, 18981. that tho plan of locating the union passpn ger depot down at the west end of the bridge at Seventh strict is the most feasible pro ject I ever heard of. Anything that wou.d give us street car connections at the depot would help out trade, and I do not s«e how It will ever be po-sstble to supply street car accommodations to all parts of the city from the present location of the union depot. Of course, a spur track could be run down there.but that means a quick transfer, which must always be a drawback. By utilizing tho present union depot property exclusive ly ln the interests of the jobbing trade, In creased accommodations can be afforded. Hence the jobbers will be the gainers, and the retailers as well, and nobody will suf fer, while tho railroad companies them selves will be benefited In every way. I sincerely hope the plan can be carried out successfully. This Is the time for it. No interest can possibly suffer, and every one is mho to gain. The adoption of this plan would be of untold benefit to every Interest in St. Paul. There can he n-o mistake about that, and I for one am heartily lv favor of It. An Excellent Choice. Charles Sell lineman, of Schuneman & Evans, Wabasha and Sixth streets, said: My Idea has always been that eventually a site would be found In the western district for a union depot — somewhere out on di versity avenue. But now that this plan has been brought to my attention I am freo to say that I think the location proposed would be nearer the retail center, and that it Would bo an excellent choice. Certainly it would be far better than where It is now. 1 should hope that a handsome depot would be erected, one that would be an ornament to the city. The location is central. I do not know of anything that could be better. I certainly hope the project will go through, it will have my support. ln.lora.ea the I'mimsli ;<>». George K. Holmes, jeweler, 141 East Seventh street, said: I wouM Indorse this proposition not only with my word but with my money. I think it Is the best thing ever contemplated ln Si. Paul, the best project ever offered to the public since 1 came to this city, In 1579. There could be nothing done that would ad vance the interests of the city so greatly. It ts the proper location for a union de pot. It strikes the main retail artery of the city. This matter should not be al lowed to rest. It should be kept before the community. There should be unity of action, and, if necessary, substantial sup port to induce the railway companies to make the concession to the retail trade, and the best Interests of the entire ctty. I will do all I can to further the project, and know of many more who will join with me - in the matter. Solution of the Problem. Among other indorsers of the plan was Louis NaSh, who said: I supported the original proposition for a union depot loop in the chamber of commerce which caused all the subsequent discussion pertaining to street railway fa cilities in conjunction with the union de pot. This plan lor a depot at Seventh and. Kittson streets was shown to me a few weeks ago. I have carefully considered tt, and am convinced that the adoption of the plan would be a solution of the problem of securing to St. Paul the trade of out-of town buyers. I shall give this proposition my hearty support. I have had in view ever since my residence in St. Paul the securing of more adequate depot facilities, and, so far as possible, I shall exert my influence in securing the co-operation of the retail merchants in adopting measures to impress upon the railway managers the importance of this proposition to the peo ple of St. Paul. I believe that If the matter Is presented to the union depot com pany people in a proper way they will rec ognize the wisdom of the policy of spend ing a few hundred thousand dollars more involved in the changing of the site of the union depot, especially when it is made clear to them that what they do will be for the highest welfare of St. Paul, which means, of course, large benefits to them selves. There is everything, to be gained and nothing to be lost in the success of this movement; hence I look for the hearty support of the wholesale element in the fulfillment of the Idea. The projector of this plan, who has himself no monetary aims to be accomplished, elaborated to me the Idea that by the transfer of the pas senger business to this new location in creased advantages would accrue to the wholesale district by the application of the entire area now occupied by the union depot to freight pjirposes, thus affording facilities to tho large houses for the quick handling of freight, which can never be enjoyed while the passenger station re mains where lt now is. Tho Idea Is a grand one, and, when understood, cannot fail to receive the support of every Interest In the city. Idea One of the Best. Adolph H. Simon, jeweler, 159 East Seventh street, said: I think the proposition one ot the best that has ever been made in the interests of St. Paul. It would be a master stroke on the part of tho railroad companies, and for the largest benefit of the general public to locate a union passenger depot down there. The location is of itself central. With the old depot devoted to freight uses, and the wholesale district close by, St. Paul would be particularly favored. The railroads would bo at their back doors, which would entail little cost ln the cartage of merchandize, while their front doors would face the very heart of the city. The adoption of this plan would revive in a wonderful degree tho re tall trade cf this city; lt would open up a new era of prosperity to St. Paul. The railroad companies can buy the property on their own terms, and at their own price. It will then rest with them to be liberal in the expenditure of money in the erection of a depot. If they, recognizing the fact that by reason of the location, a permanent site had been secured, should decide to erect a magnificent structure tho mere announce ment that one of .the finest depots in the country was being erected in this Important railway center would of Itself be an adver tisement and the railways would themselves be among the largest beneficiaries. I cer tainly hope the enterprise will be carried to a successful Issue. Herz Brothers, clothiers, 235 East Seventh; Andrew Schoch, grocer; Otto H. Arosin, jeweler, 187 East Seventh street; Charles Treadwell, shoes, 92 East Seventh, and many other dealers both on Seventh and Sixth streets, ex pressed themselves as heartily in -favor of the plan. In fact no dissenting voice has thus far been heard. after retiring his wife noticed he was breath ing heavily, and in a short time he was dead. Mr. McCue came to Minnesota in 1853. and up to within a dozen years conducted a hotel. He came to St. Paul, but has .engaged in no business. He Is survived "by a wife and four children, all but one of which are grown 1 and married. The funeral will be tomorrow morning at Red Wing. OMAHA COMMISSION Meet nt the Capitol Today to Plan for i.i. Exhibit. The commission recently appointed by Gov. Clough, to arrange for a display of Minne sota products at the trans-Mlsslsslppl exposi tion next June, will meet, this morning ln the senate chamber at 10:30 o'clock. A large attendance of the board ts assured as Gov. Clough has received responses from nearly every member of the commission, sig nifying his Intention to be present. At this meeting a plan will be adopted which will look to the successful raising of a fund large enough to make a creditable display for Minnesota at the exposition. AS A PLAIN SOLDIER. G. n. Roddls, of Lealie, Minn., Offers His Service to the State. G. B. Roddls, of Leslie, Minn., wrote Gov. Clough yesterday, offering his services tn case ot a war with Spain. Mr. Roddls said In his communication that he had served for four years as a lieutenant in the Fourth lowa infantry. Mr. Roddls simply offered his services as an every-day soldier. He is one of the first to offer his services In this capacity, as nearly all the applications filed thus far have asked for commissions to raise companies. CASE WAS DISMISSED. Is a Shoeless Horse Being- Craeily- Trented Doesn't Come Up. The prosecution of A. J. Selley, the Arling ton hills milkman arrested, on the charge of cruelty to animals, for having, lt was al leged, failed to have his horse shod, fell through In the municipal court yesterday, through the inability ot the police to es tablish the ownership of the horse. Immediately after Selley's discharge, how ever, Agent John Moak, of the society for tho prevention of cruelty to animals lodged a second complaint against the milkman, charging him with kicking and abusing the horse in question, while the animal lay In the street where It had fallen down. This warrant will be served today and It is claimed that the technical oversight of yesterday will not be repeated. TO CURE A COLD IN ONE DAY Take Laxative Eromo Quinine Tablets. Ail druggists refund money If It falls to cure. 25c. The genuine has L. B. Q. on each tablet. IN THE SOCIAL WOKLD SCUtIBUHT CLUB ENJOYS ANOTHER GOOD PROGRAMME Miss Estell Itoxe Heard ln Contralto Solo Mrs. <_<-l<ir<.i.-li Entertains n Party of Friends at the Colon nade Y u ii uu 1 Breakfast of Fed erated Woman Clubs. l.'- < Miss Estell Ro#e was heard in sev eral charming contralto solos at the Schubert recital i ye_»t*rday afternoon, and was received with' approval by the majority of the riiemtofrs of the cluo. Miss Rose has :«, deep, powerful con tralto, with much that is dramatic about it, and shows excellent training In its use. Her middle and upper reg isters are not so good as her lower tones, but in many of ,the numbers she gave there was nothing but delight to be gained by her hea.ers. One of the best numbers given dur ing the afternoon, and the programme arranged was unusually good, wa_» the piano solo by Miss May Strong, who stands at the head of local pianists. Miss Strong is an artist to the very ends of her fingers, and never gives anything but pleasure. Her work im proves steadily, and prominent musi cians have long promised a brilliant future for this young pianist. She gave Chopin's Ballade Op. 47. A well-selected quartette, composed of Miss Panning, Miss Tolman, Miss Dougan and Miss Braden, was heard in the overture to the Hindoo tragedy "Sakuntala." Mrs. Detzer gave Chaminade's "Au tumn," and Mrs. Wagoner and Mrs. Detzer gave the final duo for two pi anos. Saint Saens' "Variations sur un Theme de Beethoven." Their playing was remarkable for its strength. Miss Rose was accompanied by Mrs. Milch, and gave two German songs and four selections from Schubert:. All of the artists suffered from a mis take about the pianos, and much of the beauty of the music was marred by the poor condition of the baby grands at last secured. A small company of friends was en tertained by Mrs. Geldreich at the Colonnade last evening. Yesterday was her birthday. During the early part of the evning Mrs. Geldrelch's' apartments on the fourth floor were thrown open, and an informal musical programme given by a mandolin club. Later there was a delicious luncheon in the dining hall on the first floor, and then dancing. The tables were deco rated with carnations, and the hall handsomely arranged with palms and hung with evergreens. Mrs. Geldreich was assisted by her small son, Walter. The guests were Mr. and Mrs. Wood, Mr. and Mrs. Hoffman, Mrs. McMillan, the Misses McMillan, Mrs. Burnham, Mrs. McNamara, Mr. and Mrs. Guiter son, Mrs. Larson, Messrs. Peterson, Schroeder, Solly, Dellafleld and Hen derson. The annual reception and breakfast by the Federation of Women's Clubs takes place this morning, in Masonic Temple, Minneap olis. The reception hour ts from 12 to 1 o'clock, and following comes the breakfast. This is the most Important club event in the state, and will be attended by women from nearly every town in Minnesota. The Century Club of St. Paul will be one of tho clubs representtd. having been one of the most recent clubs which havo joined the federation. The ladles attending from St. Paul, will be Mrs. Denis Fo.let, Mrs. Henry Schurmeier, Mrs. W. E. Bramhall, Mrs. N. B. Hlnckey and Mrs. A. T. Hall. Mr. and Mrs. P. Brennan, ot 595 Conway street, entertained at progressive euchre Monday evening. Those present wero Mr. and Mrs. W. Ryan, Mr. and Mrs. J. Jennings, Mr. and Mrs. H. Bryan, Mr. and Mrs. W. Reld. Mr. and Mrs. L. Moore, Mr. and Mrs. W. Noonan, Mrs. P. Dowd, and the Misses B. Foley, K. Genghan, E. Moloney, H. and K. Quinn. N. Ryan, M. Hogan, M. Moloney and the Messrs. T. Gavaghen, P. Moloney, P. Boyle, W. Kerby, P. Lannon, B. McQuade* P. Gallagher. Prizes were won by Mrs. Dowd and J. Jennings, head, and Mrs. Reld and W. Kerby, foot. An adjourned meeting of Nathan Ha'.e chap ter, D. A. R., was held yesterday afternoon, at the home of Mrs. Henry Schurmeier, on Holly avenue. Although there has been more or less friction among the members of the national society, the meeting of this local chapter yesterday was particularly harmoni ous, and was thoroughly enjoyed by a.l pres ent. The regent was absent, not having re turned from Washington, and Mrs. A. T. Hall presided gracefully in her stead. Mrs! Fagley read an interesting paper on the early colonies of Rhode Island, and some unimpor tant business closed the meeting. "The Lady of Lyons," for which rehearsa's have been in progress since the Ist of Feb ruary, will be given at the high school Thurs day, March 10, under the direction of Mrs James Weirlck, by the members of the class of '98. Tho cast ft. Hows: Pauline Dechap elles. Kathryn Bersel; Madame Dechapelles Louise West; Widow Melnotter Edith Dabney Janet, Florence Ely; Marlon, Belle Bulter : Claude Me'.notte, Bryon Dorr; Colonel Damas Archibald Vernon; Beaus'eant, Herman John son; Glavis, Roy 'Squires; Mons. Dechap elles. Mason Chase ;'landldrd, David Arnsohn- Gaspar, Halstead Moody; first officer Harry Robblns; second officer. Franklin Smith- no tary, Benjamin Edwards. The reserve seats may be secured of George, Brock. No tickets will be sold beyond the seating capacity of the hall. Mrs. Charles Whipple returns from the East Friday, and will be the guest of her brother Dr. McLean, of Mackubin street, for a very short while previous to hfr departure for the West to join her husband.. Maj. Whipple. Mrs. Hector Baxter a_fa Miss Janney, of Minneapolis, were guests from the Thursday musicale to the Schubert club recital yester day. Mies Rose was Mrs. Baxter's guest last week, and appeared before (he Thursday musi cal, receiving a flattering welcome. Mrs. Walter Sanborn entertains at luncheon today. Mrs. Berryhill, of Portland avenue, enter tains Informally this afternoon. Mrs. Russell R. Dorr entertained very In formally but most delightfully last evening at her Crocus hill home for Miss Estelle Rose the contralto. Mr. and Mrs. A. J. Bowlby, of Dayton ave nue, entertained the Marshall Avenue Euchre club last evening. Mrs. Morrison, of the Farrington, will en tertain the Economy Whist club Friday after noon. Miss Minnie Schroeder entertained the Jolly Twenty Euchre club yesterday at her home on Goodrich, avenue. The Clover Leaf Euchre club met yesterday with Mrs. E. B. Lott on West Tenth street. Miss Lillian M. Danz, of 71 Tilton street, entertains at euchre this evening. Mrs. Robert Burns, of Laurel avenue, enter tained the People's Whist club Monday even ing. After the game there were light, refresh ments. Mr. and Mrs. E. J. Stillwell, of Osceo!a ave avenue, entertains the Kangaroo club this evening. The Hamllne Mothers' club met yesterday In the W. C. T. U. rooms and discussed BUB We wish to .thank our many old friends who came to our first Bargain Day Sale. We wish to thank the new custom ers who came to our store for the first time that day. We Wish to announce that Friday, March 4th, WILL BE OUR Second Bargain Day. Every article advertised a bargain. Watch Thursday's Dispatch and Fri day's Pioneer Press and Globb. ST. PAUL HARDWARE CO., i Seventh and Minnesota. "Healthful Dress of Mothers. Children and Infants." Mrs. Llndsey, Mrs. Scharft and Mrs. Stevens led. The Young Ladles' Euchre club meets today with Mrs. Howard Darrow, at the Albion. Miss Susie Dobson entertains the Turrana Ladles' Afternoon Euchre club today. Nobility Lodge No. 13, D. of H., gave a progressive euchre party last evening at tho home ot Mrs. J. Ruffner, ill Martin street. Miss Tcasdale, of Grand avenue, ls ln St. Louis. Mrs. Charles Webb, of Nelson avenue, ls entertaining Mrs. O. B. Loomis, of Portland, Or. Miss M. TschifTely, of 299 Pleasant avenue, was pleasantly surprised by a number of her friends, Tuesday evening, ln honor of her birthday. Cards and games were the amusoment of the evening. Supper was served at 10 o'clock, tho table being beautifully decorated with flowers. Those present were Misses King, Travers, Lowe, Hartman, Hunt ress, O'Connell and C. Tschlffely, Messrs. Barron, Tracey, O'Connell. Wagner, Vallee, Redman, Kerwin, King, Huntress and Jame3 Deasnon. i_j.lJ__l At the homo of Mrs. Ell Warner, on Laurel avenue, Friday afternoon, the women of Woodland Park Baptist church will give a thimble bee and silver tea. The Thursday circle meets lolay with Mrs. J. J. Parker, 439 Iglehart street. Miss Harriet Bridges, of Milwaukee, is the guest of Mrs. Charles Thompson, of Grove street. The orchestral concert by tho Schuebert club takes place March 8 In People's church, and will be an lnviatlon affair. Mrs. 11. C. Burbank will givo an art talk this evening in the chapel at Mainline, under the auspices of the Fortnightly club. David F. Colvllle assisted on the progranrme of the eighteenth annual public exhibition ot the Alpha Beta Phi society, at Northfield, Monday evening. IOWA WANTS A BOARD. Body Similar to Bllnneiola'i for Looking After the State lasti tatlons. Secretary H. H. Hart, of the state board of corrections and charities, yes terday received a letter from a promi nent correctional and charitable expert In lowa, asking for a oopy of the Min nesota law under which the Minnesota board operates. Mr. Hart's correspondent explained that the legislature of lowa had been wrestling with the question of estab lishing a state board similar to that in opertion in Wisconsin, but that the matter had been laid over pending the conference of charities which would be held In Dcs Moines March 17 to 19, when the matter would be discussed by prominent men identified with the in stitutions of the state. Mr. Hart yesterday replied to the letter, enclosing a copy of the Minne sota law. Mr. Hart is down on the pro gramme for an address on the opening day of the convention. He will then explain the system of uniform accounts and governing power of the state board in vogue in Minnesota, as will other gentlemen from sister states. A report ws made to the lowa legis lature a short time ago by an investi gating committee appointed at the opening of the present session of the legislature. The committee was severe in its criticism of the management of several of the state institutions, and also recommended the establishment of a state board. Two of the committee signed the re port, which recommended the adop tion of the Wisconsin system, which provides for a board of trustees to gov ern all of the state institutions. This does away with the local boards, and gives the state board of trustees the balance of the power. One member of the committee held out in favor of the Minnesota system, which ls in vogue ln several states. The state of New York operates under a system somewhat similar to that in vogue in Minnesota. SULLIVAN GIRLS ARE OF AGE. Court Holds tlie Complaint Against l.i-illiii Has No Ground to Stand On. "Discharged; law no good." Such was the entry made after the names of "Mayor" Griffin and Harvey Donovan on the municipal court tab yesterday, after the trial of the accused on the charge of selling liquor to fe male minors. The prosecution was brought by Mrs. S. "V. Root, as a representative of the Christian Citizenship league, as was told in The Globe when warrants were issued for the arrest of the "may or" and his bartender last Saturday. The complaint was made under a law enacted by the last legislature, making it a misdemeanor for minors to be al lowed in saloons unaccompanied by parent or guardian. The specific charge against the "may or" was that he had permitted Rose Sullivan, aged twenty years, and Fran cis Sullivan, eighteen years old, to fre quent his saloon. The defense claimed that the law was class legislation, in that it fixed the age of a minor at twenty-one years, whereas a female, according to the state law, reaches her majority at the age of eighteen years. Judge Orr upheld this position and immediately dismissed the case. In rendering his decision the court said: The evident intent of the law is to ap ply to minors only. The prohibition of persons of mature age, who are neverthe less under the age of 21 years, as is the case with regard to both of the Sullivan girls, is class legislation and so far as the law seeks to prevent females, who are legally of age, but yet only eighteen years old. from frequenting saloons, it is un constitutional. The statute provides that malts cf the age of 21 years, and females of the age of 18 years shall be considered of age for all purposes. Chapter 115 of the laws of '97. under which the complaint was made, is an amendment of section 24. of the Pfnal Code. Section 249 of the code is the third subdi vision of title 10. relative to crimes against persons, good morals, etc. Tho third sub division relates to abandonment and acts of cruelty to children. All reference had Is to minors and the language of the law under consideration refers and relates to minors. This law provides that the person within the limitations of the law may frequent such places, when accompanied by the pa rent or guardian. It forbids the persons suffering or permitting "any such child" to play at any game of skill or chance. PIANOS WITHOUT PEDALS Caused Some Amusement at tlie Schubert Club's Concert. When the members of the Schubert club assembled In Park Congregational church yesterday afternoon It was discovered that there were no pianos. The officers of the club, after a hurried consultation, dispatched a mosenger to the music house which was supposed to furnish the same, and in half an hour or so two baby grands arrived, and were hoisted Into place on the platform by the sturdy piano movers, the club members looking on meantime with great merriment. The men had hardly taken their departure before lt was found that something was wrong with the pedals of one of the Instru ments, and the janitor, who wears his best clothes when the Schubert club assembles, was begged to crawl under the offending baby grand and do his worst. Now janitors may know a heap about fur naces, but they don't know a little bit about pianos, and for fully twenty minutes the janitor of the Park church lay on his back under the piano and patiently worked with the pedals, amidst suppressed mirth and audible whisperings. At last the president requested him to stop, as he seemed to be making no progress beyond remarkable faco contortions, and then followed a few moments of agony, when It was feared the janitor Intended to remain where he was. But he didn't. He crawled out all right, and the pro gramme began. One instrument was out of tune. The pedals of the other had not been improved by the janitor. The programme was carried out as an nounced, however, and at 6 o'clock, when the last number had been abandoned owing to the lack of pedals, a man from the music house arrived, and he also crawled under the piano, turned over, and, with a mystical touch, repaired the break. The departing women returned to their seats, and the concluding number was given and thoroughly enjoyed. Field, Schlick & Co. With a store full of New Spring Merchandise at your command here, there's no need of buying old, carried-over stuff now. Many Specials for Thursday. 75 Tailor-Made Dress Skirts of Figured Mohairs, neatest new Spring effects, extra well made and (fiY~h r& F lined, as good a skirt as was ever sold for $3 75 *fc M §*\ Our price for Thursday [ k_rJL •mLU 4 different lines of New Silk Shirt Waists -Black /T. F" fk i\ Satin, Black and Colored Taffetas, Fancy Checks TR 1 189 and Plaids, everyone strictly new. Choice today for nk^«W 84 Wrappers, trimmed with insertion— Skirts full VA yards wide regular $1.25 kinds, for 85 cents today. 20 pieces fine All- Wool Serges, 50 inches wide, all co'ors Y\ (\ except black, our very best 50-cent qualities. Special | 4H_P for Thursday only .. # IJUV' A big lot of 38-inch and 42-inch Fancy Suitings— Tweeds Y\ g\ Cheviots, Canvas Cloths, Granites, &c. , &c. worth .B^iP from 50c to 69c every day of the year. Choice today for **U *" EXTRA SPECIAL— A special purchase of fine New Black Goods in Fancy Weaves at NEARLY HALF-PRICE. These good, are of good heavy weight, bright, lustrous finish, strictly P- g\ pure wool, 44 inches wide, and would be excellent *" , felp_P value at 85 cents. They will go on sale today at.. .. v V Remarkable Silk Values. Beautiful Striped Habutais for Shirt Waists, 100 styles, only 39c 75c Black Chinas, 28 inches wide, only 48 cents. Very good Black Rustle Taffetas, 59 cents. Fancy Silks for Waists, worth up to GOc and 75c, for only 39c Fancy Silks, worth up to $1.00, for 43 cents. Novelty Taffetas, in big block patterns, most stylish color combinations, regular $1.00 Silks, for 75 cents. The Lining Leaders. 100 pieces of the very be*. Lining Cambrics made in the United f^^ States, black and all colors. Thursday— positively one day only <_£ G Rew Rustle Taffetas, bright silk finish, soft silky rustle, full <B _!> yard wide, black and colors. Today only AkPG Best French Haircloth, 21 cents. 20c Black Percilines 12Wc it, Best lac Silesias, 10 cents. 15c black Percalines, 10c"_uts. Dress Ginghams for 5 Cents. Ginghams are to be the fashionable Waist materials of the season. That makes the following offer doubly interesting: A lot of Fine Dress Ginghams in best styies and best" He and and 10c qualities for 5 Gents a yard all day today, but not more than 2 dress lengths to one buyer, .FIELD, SCHLICKL & Co RID OF THE WOLF FARMS EFFECT OF THE LAW REDICI.VC THE BOUNTIES — — \ Believed That All Mtnicj:. Pnld Xow tn This Way Are for the Anlmuln Legitimately Killed, Not Those Raised for the Price Set cm Their Heads. State Auditor Dunn is just beginning 'to receive his annual spring In stallment of wolf bounty claims from auditors of counties where the board of county commissioners have come in under the provisions of the law of 1897 regulating the bounty paid for the de struction of wolves. Mr. Dunn scorns the idea that such a thing as a "wolf farm" exists within 'the state. He says that the law pass ed by the last legislature, which re duced the bounty from a maximum of $15' per head to a maximum of $5, has not only saved the state nearly $15,000 yearly, but has resulted in discourag ing the wolf raising business ln the state. While the new law reduces the boun ty, it grants adequate compensation, however, for the killing of wolves. At the same time the amount is not large enough to induce anybody to raise wolves for the purpose of swindling the state out of the bounty, which has often been the case. It Is claimed, in some of the rural districts of Minne sota. The new law ls a most desirable one, Mr. Dunn thinks. It serves a twofold purpose. It removes the possibility of any one raising wolves for the bounty, and, secondly, lt provides for the pay ment of a bounty sufflcien'tly large to Insure the killing of wolves in the win ter in the infested districts. Besides this, the law of 1897 puts ad ditional safeguards on the proper en forcement of the law. The last legislature spent much time debating the proposed wolf bounty law, and after hanging fire in the two houses for nearly all the session it was passed. It provides that the man who kills the wolf must present the entire car cass of the animal and must also lo cate, to the satisfaction of the county auditor, the exact place where the wolf was killed. In all cases the county of ficers are supposed ito see to the rigor ous enforcement of the law, as a por tion of the bounty comes out of the county. During the present fiscal year the state treasurer has paid out $3,000 for wolf bounties on the certificate of county auditors as to the legitimate killing of his wolfsrhlp. This means that several hundred wolves have been killed in the woods of Minnesota by the farmers. The annual appropriation under the new law is $5,000, while in years past nearly $20,000 has been paid out annually in wolf bounties, while the number killed has hardly exceeded, the number killed during the present fiscal year, which is claimed to be evi dence in itself of the salutory working of the new law and 'the large saving to the people of the state. The new law provides that the board of county commissioners may vote at their discretion to come in under the act, which provides that one-third of 'the bounty ls to be paid by the county taking such action. The other two thirds is to come out of the $5,000 an nual appropriation for this purpose. From now on the office will be de- tWHAT Prof. D. Hayes Agnew SAID TO A PATIENT: "Get a case of the Genuine Johann Hoff's Halt Extract and use it freely and liberally. No small wine-glass doses, but a good half tumbler full, or even more, every meal, and you will not have cause to regret it." BEWARE OF IMITATIONS. The Genuine JOHANN Ko.f's Halt Extract tr.ust have the signature of "Johann Moil " on the neck label. luged with certificates of killing. In some of the counties the auditor waits until he has an accumulation of these claims before presenting them to the state officials for i>aymont. One item this year on the state auditor's booka shows $1,500 paid at one time to one of the counties in the northern part of the state. Most of the county officers send in their certificates immediately after making payment. A practice which has severely I st.-l the practicability of the law in Minne sota in the past has been that carried on by unscrupulous trappers living In Wisconsin. They would in the spring hunt up a female wolf with a Utter of little wolves, kill the mother and keep the young ones until the following fall when they would take their scalps across the line into Minnesota and pre sent them to the auditor and get their money. Under the new law this ls Impossi ble, as it requires that the whole car cass must be presented, and the re duction in bounty removes the induce ment largely. DEATH FROM SCALDING. Little Daughter of John Kirehmeier Suffers Fatal In juries. The three-year-old daughter of John Kirchmeier, 329 Front street, died yes terday from burns received Monday afternoon by falling into a tub of scalding water. The child was left with several other children in the kitchen where the tub of water had been placed on the floor. While Mrs. Kirchmeier was out of the room but for a few momentts the un fortunate little one fell into the scald ing water and was frightfully burned. Medical assistance alleviated the child's suffering after the accident, but the shock was too severe for its deli cate constitution and death ensued. Saturday. March slh. Is the last day discount ■will be allowed on the payment of high ser vice writer rents. SEEK HIS REMOVAL. Brainerd Citizens Make a Formal Complaint. City Superintendent Miles H. Carlton, of Brainerd, Is having a lively time of It theso days trying to hold his position, ln spite of tho opposition, which has sprung up In his town against him. As yet no definite charges have been filed against Mr. Carlton, although a large delega tion came down yesterday, headed by Mayor J. X. Nevers, County Superintendent Wilson and Rev. .Mr. McKay, pastor of the Presby terian church, who called on State Superin tendent Pendergast. with a view to securing tho dismissal of Mr. Carlton. The delegation also called on the governor and Prof. Baker, of the Jefferson school, who Is a member of the state examining board, to see If Mr. Carlton's certificate could not be rrvoked. It ls claimed by the people opposing Mr. Carlton, that he give 3 little attention to the city schools, and is otherwise negligent. Mr. Carlton ls a member of several secret so cieties, which fact, his opponents claim, ac counts for his success In holding his positloa ln the face of complaints which have bees made against him. Wire. Winslow's Soothing syrup Has been used for over fifty years by millions of mothers for their children while teething, wll* perfect success. It soolbcs the child, softens tha gums, allays all pain ; cures wind colic, and is the best romedy for l) larrh<ca. Sold by Druggists In every part of the world. Be sure and «sk for " Mrs. winslow's Soothing Syrup." and take no other klud. Twcnty-flv > cents a bottle.