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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.

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