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The Latter Report* to tbe Court nud
I« Hiseharjted Recommends
'I'lmt the County Auditor He Ite
i.tiircil to Knter tlie Gnat Company
Ii aneliise for Taxation.
At lust the grand jury summoned In
Bfanuary has been lischarged.
It submitted its final report to Judge
Kellj yesterdaj together with two in
dicttuents noted elsewhere in this issue.
The court thereupon discharged the
grand jury.
The report was not as lengthy as was
expected in view .1! the time spent in
investigating t li** charges preferred by
Moritz llcini against tin* St. Paul
t'iiy Railway company and the St.
3.m l Has Light company, relative to
nil :;, .1 unfair assessments of their
personal property and franchises.
The n port in full is as follows:
The grand jury, after an exhaustive ln
ition of values of the personal prop
the St. Paul City Railway company
lv t'.ie count} of Ramsey, b< i^s leave to Mib
\v.:\ a :, por; ;■._ follows :
\\- liave carefully considered tho large
amount of testimony brought before us and
from such testimony an .atisfled, aft* r con
sidering :i!l the facts and bavins before ua
the statement of receipts and disbursements,
le> reporl that we believe the lax paid under
al presenl made, is ample and
ir 1 '
the taxation of the St.
mi any for the years ISD2
I - both inclusive, ;!:is grand jury begs
1 . : port ;i* f ::.•,'. S '
Thai thej have examined tlio assessor's
returns of the property b< long.iig to said
_ and t>;a '.a.' Item of its frau
chisi has bcci omitted from the books for
tli.* years 1892. 1893. 1.33 .and L 896.
In the year !*.:M the franchise was listed
on tiie* blanks ;>> furnished by the assessor,
fe: the sum of $100,000, although the value
of ili>' remaining items on the list wore de
a corresponding amount as com
pared \.itli thi vtars pn cding and follow
This return was duly sworn to by one ot
:*. ■■■ 'ers of the comi any..
I i c .. year 1897 the personal property.
other tliTiu its franchise, has been art) trar
lly p.actd on thi assessor's books at $1,215,
--:: ;*, and thi franchise has also been arbi
traril. placed at a valuation of $250,000,
making a I ta! tax of $26,008.87.
it is the opinion of this grand jury that
•h e;s the St. Paul Gas Light com
pany possesses aie exclusive franchise for
furnish :ik gas light to the* people of this
city, and lhat it has been able to earn in
if :. tii, .l fl per cent per annum upon
i-^ bonded indebtedness of $3,676,000, and iti
i •■ si of l per '•• nt on its capital stock ot
.i thi* franchise is a valuable
one ■•■ .1 should be taxi ;i.
It is also our opinion that the total bond
i.-e.su-. is a proper !;:--is upon which to cal
■! •■ value eet' the franchise, as lung as
■■ default in payment ot interest
ie!i the bonds.
\y.-. th respectfully recommend
that under sec ion 1631 of the General Sta
ta of 1594, the county audi
tor be required to enter the said franchise
for taxation, calculated upon the basis here
iubefoi the years 1892, 1893,
l<.'.-. and 1896.
Hatch Sleiu Su. s He Found Some
Timidity imong the Eastern
lllisi iM-s*. Men.
Hugh Stein, of Hugh Stein & Co.,
■who iias I n in Eastern cities for a
few weeks past in the interests of his
liim. has returned to St. Paul with a
deep-rooted conviction that business
this summer and fail will exceed the
hopes of liv* must sanguine.
"I found trade everywhere," said Mr.
Stein to a Globe reporter, "in a
flourishing condition. There is no
I>, om, but a steady and substantial
increase. Some of the mills that I
visited have been compelled to with
draw many of their samples from the
market on account of inability to fill
any more orders. They are crowded
tee the limit of their rapacity, and are
also H'.ttim;- good prici s."
• What about tlie war talk and Its
cffi i "hpon business?" was asked.
"Well, it has some slight effect," re
plied Mr. Stein. "I find many of the
Eastern business men timid. They do
not believe, generally, that war will
result from the present difficulties, but
they aelmit tliat such an outcome is
possible, in the event of war, they
do not know in what manner it would
effect the various branches of busi
ness, a nd are, therefore, not ln a po-
Seventh and Cedar Sts.
5 « '• "' 3». Meat Market, IS !.
Don't neglect to attend the Home
Product and Pure Food Exhibit in
the Market House today.
For a half-sack of Fancy Flour, that If lt
v.is blinded with any well-known brand
•would cost you $1.60. Price, $1.27 only while
this lot lasts.
21 cents
'A pound for a very superior fancy grade of
Separator Creamery Butter. Owing to a
large purchase, we can make this price for
15 cents
A i- mnd for Good. Sweet, Fresh Butter.
5h cents
A p lund for a spendid lot ot large, top-notch
quality. Sweet French Prunes. You pay 12c
fur these outside of our store.
10 cents
For pint bottlo Halford's Tomato Sauce.
Its proper price is 2,.c a bottlo.
25 Pounds
Good New Orleans Sugar for one dollar.
4H cents
A pound for some more of that fancy Louisi
ne..! Rl • *.
P cents
A can for A. Lusk's Bear Brand California
A;. ti. its. Alio Muscat Grapes at this low
line Kip. Strawberries by express this
mot :mig.
Radishes from hot house today, por bunch 2c
Lettuce from hot house today, per bunch. 2%c
Onions from hot house today, per bunch. 2c
Large California Celery, per stalk 4c
Fresh Beets, per bunch 4c
Holland Cabbage, per lb lc
California Seedlesa Lemons, per doz 10c
Rose Navel Oranges, per dozen 14c
Tin- war scare has not advanced the prices
Ol Gold for today. We will sell bags con
taining 1,000 in gold nuggets at only ISc per
Something Xew: Twentieth Century
Squares. This is a very dainty confection
ery, packed in boxes, at cr.ly Do per box.
Assortd Taffy, per lb 7o
Peanut Taffy, per lb 10c
While the lot lasts, and it shouldn't take
t\ great while do dispose of them. Smokers
may havo either
The Hoffman House, per box, 50, for $3.00;
each. Gc.
The Tom Moore, por box, $3.00; each, Gc.
The Cremo. per box, $2.25; each, sc.
The Ada Kchan, per box, $2.25; each, sc.
Fancy Chickens, per lb 9o
Fine Mallard Ducks, fresh killed," per
pah. 75c
Good Boiling Beef, psr lb 4 0
Gth and Tth Ribs Hoast Beef, per 1b...'! 9c
Best Rib Roasts, per lb ""l2>&c
Boneless Rolled Roasts, per 1b. .. .."io to"l2c
Fresh Pork Shoulders, per lb 6.4 c
Boston Butts, per lb 7 C
Pork Loin Roast, per lb 8c
3 lbs. Pork Chops 25c
Fresh Sausage, per lb 8c
New Mackerel, each 6c
1-lb. cans Clams, each 5 C
Large. Fat. White Mackerel, each 12c
C-lbs. Fine Hominy for 10c
r. lbs. Coarse Hominy for 10c
Patavia Extra Marrowfat Peas, per can,
only Uc
sltion to prepare for lt, unless they
do as some are doing, just sit down
and wait until the scare blows over,
or, on the other hand, until war is de
"I found in the East, particularly
New York city, a great deal of excite
ment. Two of the New York news
papers are devoting a great deal of
space to everything pertaining to Cuba
and Spain, and are declaring that war
must come. This has a tremendous in
fluence upon the people of New York
and the entire East, and those who
read those papers alone are filled
right full of war talk."
What a Ban Get* for llrpiikiiiK luto
-iiiiellier's House.
Jacob Becker was convicted in the criminal
court yesterday of the ci_iue of burglary in
the second degree. The minimum penalty for
the offense Is five years and lhe maximum
ten years.
Judge Kelly Imposed a sentence of six years
ami six months.
Becker's crime consisted in breaking Into
the dwelling of Nels Nelson with the Inten
tion of robbing it.
Becker bas served terms In the W'iseons'ii
and Illinois state prisons, and has also so
journed in the Stillwater prison before.
Juilki' Lewis l)lNiniH..e_ the Suit
if i*oiik hi by Elle-i Burnett.
Judge Lewis dismissed yesterday the case of
Ellen Haines against the city.
Mrs. Haines sued the city to recover $1,000
damages to her house and lots, on West
Fairfield avenue, which were inundated dur
ing the Hood last spring. The plaintiff con
tended that the city was lialls b.eause of cer
tain faulty eotisturctlon of culverts and
sluices on the street or levee adjoining the
but the court granted the city's motion
to dismiss on the giound that had there been
no street opened there, th * pljinti.T's premises
would have been overflowed by the high
water to even a greater extent.
.loli ii Leader Pleads (_ullt>- to the
Charsre of Stealing DiainondN.
John Leader pleaded guilty yesterday to the
Indictment charging bim with stealing dia
monds and other jewelry from the residence
of E. 11. .ludson.
Judge I^wls. before whom the plea was
entered, imposed a sentence of three years in
the state prison.
The authorities learned yesterday that
Leader escaped from jail in Winnipeg some
months ago.
Insurance Commissioner Dearth
I'l ii ils v Company in Trouble.
Insurance Commissioner Elmer H. Dearth
left last night for Montevideo, where he will
look into the affairs of tlie Mutual Fire In
surance company, of tliat place.
It has been reported tbat the company 13
In a tight box. owing to a series of unfortu
nate circumstances, and bad management. Mr.
Dearth, after an examination of lhe books of
the company, will decide upon the conditions
to be imposed upon the company for a con
tinuance in business.
11. L. Spence, Charged With Eorfjfery,
Will Not Be Tried.
County Attorney Anderson nolled the in
dictment yesterdsy again t 11. L. Spence. who
was charged with forgery iii the second de
The county attorney was of tha opinion that
the state did not have sufficient testimony
to warrant bringing the case to trial.
Spence borrowed $3 from James J. Warner,
giving him as security for the loan a check
for $22. which was alleged to be forged.
Spence has been ln the couuty ja.l for
two months.
To Foreclose a Muirtffafge.
The Norlhwestern Mutual Life Insurance
company has brought nn action against Sophie
Deineules to foreclose a mortgage for $S,OOO.
The mortgage covers property in Bazllle &
Guerln's addition.
Poiner Wants $10,000.
The suit, of Emil Polzor aglnst the St. Paul
City Railway company to recover $10,000 dam
ages for the loss of his wire's services, al
leged to havo been caused by personal injur
ies, is on trial before Judge Lewis and a jury.
Mrs. Polzerjwas injured on a Grand avenue
car, which collided with a cable car at Seven
John Moberg Acquitted.
Juhn Moberg was acquitted in the criminal
court yesterday of the charge of stealing a
gold locket from the jewelry store of A. 11.
The Jury went out at noon and returned a
verdict of not guilty at 5:30 p. m.
Failed to Prove It.
Judge Willis dismissed yesterday the di
vorce suit of Sophia E. Tracey against Ed
ward A. Tracey.
The plaintiff charged the defendant with
drunkenness and cruel treatment, but failed
to make out a case.
Andrew A. Klascll Assigns.
Andrew A. Klasell, a clothing merchant on
East Seventh street, filed a deed of assign
ment yesterday to Andrew P. Croonqulst. Mr.
Klasell says ln his affidavit that the reason
able value of the assets is $2,000.
lies.. Claims an Alibi.
Tho trial of George Hess, on the charge of
stealing a fur overcoat valued at $100, from
C. M. Griggs, on the evening of Feb. 5. be
gan yesterday afternoon bofore Judge Kelly
and a jury.
Hess' defense Is an alibi.
TTlra. Winslow's Soothing Syrup
Has been used for over fifty years by millions
of mothers for their children while teething, with
perfect success. It soothes the child, softens the
gums, allays all pain ; cures wind colic, and ls
the beat remedy for Diarrhea. Sold by Druggists
in every part of the world. Be sure and ask for
" Mrs. Winslow's Soothing Syrup," and take no
other kind. Tvventy-fl. 1 cents a bottle.
You can buy at our store
dHCO-I, Cared, Strip 8C
Loin Pork Chops. -7c and 8c
Picnic Hams 6k
Rib Roast, RX 9c
Pork Shoulders 6c
Sirloin Steak, Sr 12k
Loin Pork Roast- 7c and 8c
Pig Hams, r tn nc 9c
Good Mutton Chops, only. 9c
Bologna Sausage, _{___*. ... 7c
Liver Sausage, "_Z B 7c
Head Cheese. £__)_ 7c
Pig Pork Sausage 8c
Loin Mutton Chops only 125 c
Fancy Mackerel, each. . . .10c
Fancy Whitefish, ___%** .10c
Fancy Salmon, salted. . . -10c
Fancy Cod, ___%* 15c
Strictly Fresh Eggs, E£. lie
Full Cream Cheese 10c
Butter.... 15c, 17c, 18c, 20c
The Finest Creamery. . .22c
Sauerkraut, per qt 5c
Pickles, per doz , ....5c
White Clover Honey. . . .12k
You can save money at these prices.
447-443 Wabasha St-Tel. 741-2.
city Convention will ___ hkld
Al'llll, o
The DeleK'ateN lliiscil on the Vole
Cant tor MeKinley Propuni t ion
to tins.* It on the Viiite for Doran
Received Only tlie Support of Hie
Sixth Ward.
The Republican city convention will
be held at Market hall April 6, tho
leaders deciding that a short campaign
was for the liest Interests of the party.
The primaries will lie held on the even
ing of April .. between 5 and 7 p. m.
This was decided upon at a meetins
of the city und county committees held
last evening at the headquarters in the
Endicott building.
Chairman W. H. Lightner presided
and twenty-seven of the thirty-one
members were present. The absentees
were Col. Kiefer and Assistant County
Attorney Zollman, of the executive
committee; Andrew Holm, of the Thiru,
and Thomas Montgomery, of the Elev
enth ward.
The session, while an executive one,
was harmonious and short.
The only discussion was on the basis
of representation in the convention.
The two Sixth ward men urged the
number of delegates to the convention
be based on the vote cast for Doran
two years ago. This proposition te
ceived but the votes of the two conn,
mitteemen from the Sixth ward.
Charles R. Parker, of the Fifth ward,
suggested the representation be based
on the Clough vole. The First ward
protested against this as doing an in
justice to the banner Republican ward
in the city, and insisted that the Me-
Kinley vote be taken to figure dele
gates from.
Secretary F. S. Bryant had calls bas
ed on both the Clough and MeKinley
vote prepared, and as the Seventh
ward was entitled to the same num
ber under both, there was no particular
objection to the adoption of the Me-
Kinley vote as a basis.
There will be 336 delegates to the
convention and each precinct is en
titled to one delegate and additional
ones for each fifty votes cast for Me-
The convention is to be a model one.
so far as decorations of the hall and
minor arrangements are concerned,
and a committee, consisting of H. T.
Drake, P. D. Youngman, H. A. Sund
burg. W. L. Ames. H. E. W. Schutte,
August Fitzer and Henry Smith, was
appointed to carry out the details of
inviting prominent Republicans to
seats on the platform and procuring
a band and other attractions.
The Republican judge (if election in
each precinct will be selected by the
precinct committee and forwarded to
the city and county committee for ap
proval at a meeting to be held March
Provision is made for the naming of
an alternate judge in each precinct, in
case the decision of the attorney gen
eral and corporation attorney is to the
effect that the Republicans can have
two judges in each precinct.
The official call fixes the delegates
from the precincts and wards as fol
Precincts: 12315G789 10 1112
Ward. Total
14733543 E 5 5 4 5 5
23233433 3 4 2 2 1 4
3 19 2 112 3 2 4 4
4 34 3 32123642233
5 29 2 32322232112
6 28 133211323222
7 45 6 76765512
8 48 4 25434442342
9 31 5 33331222122
10 11 2 4 3 2
11 12 2 6 3 1
Total. 336
The Thirteenth precinct ot the Fifth has
two and the Fourteenth also has two dele
The Thirteenth precinct of the Sixth is
allowed two delegates.
The Thirteenth precinct of the Eighth
ward is allowed three delegates, the Four
teenth precinct two delegates and the Fif
teenth precinct two delegates.
The Thirteenth precinct of the Ninth ward
ls allowed two delegates.
No Longrer One of the Democrat-
Cittzeu»' City Com
Edward J. Darragh, ex-corporation
attorney and a member of the Demo
crat-Citizens' city committee, has de
clared himself as being through with
the organization.
Mr. Darragh, in stating his reasons
for breaking away from the Democrat-
Citizens' party, says:
"As a member of tho executive commit
tee of the Democratic . Citizens' party I
attonded the meeting ln the hall at Eighth
and Wabasha street Wednesday evening,
when a cail was made for a convention
under the name ot the organization for
March 31. I there advocated the holding of
ono Democratic convention and there heard
the speeches of tho prominent members
present, and while they all declared for
He "Was a Brother of State Snator
I). I. licTKiin, of MlnneapoiiH, and
Wn» lv the Employ- of the North
western Telephone Company
Vi ill lie Burled in Minnupolls.
Edward A. Morgan, brother to ex-
Senator D. F. Morgan, of Minneapolis,
committed suicide yesterday morning
at his boarding place, 128 Sixth street,
this city, by shooting himself in the
groin and temple. He died four hours
later in the city hospital.
Morgan, who was about twenty
eight years old, was employed by the
Milwaukee Telephone company, of
Minneapolis. He engaged a room in a
flat, occupied by Mrs. Henderson, Tues
day morning, and after paying for it.
retired. He said he was very tired, as
he had been traveling a long distance.
Mrs. Henderson did not see Morgan
again. He remained in his room all
day Thursday and Mrs. Henderson
asked him If he wanted a doctor. He
replied that he did not, though he said
he was sick.
About 8 o'clock yesterday morning a
woman in the house was awakened
from sleep by hearing a shot fired. She
ran out of her room and told Mrs.
Henderson. Mrs. Henderson went to
Morgan's door and heard him groaning.
She sent across the street for Under
taker Theodore Bunker, who telephon
ed for Dr. Leavett.
The undertaker and doctor went to
the house and broke into Morgan's
room. He was suffering from a shot
in the groin and one in the temple. He
was removed to the city hospital and
there he died about noon.
Morgan's relationship to ex-Senator
Morgan was revealed by an identifica
tion card, and the brother was noti
fied. He hurried over to the hospital
and arrived there a few moments be
fore his brother expired.
Young Morgan had been somewhat
dissipated and was but recently em
ployed by the telephone company. He
secured his position through his
brother's influence, the ex-senator be
ing counsel ito the company. It was
understood at the company's office that
Morgan was in Montevideo, Minn. He
was a native of New York and had
only been ln the West two months.
After Morgan's removal to the hos
pital three boxes of morphine pills
were found under his bed.
Morgan's body will be taken to Min
neapolis today, where the funeral will
occur at 3 o'clock this afternoon. The
remains will be interred ln Lakewood
harmony, with the exception of two or
three persons, I failed U note any sugg.s
tion by which this harmony could b. ef
fected. On the contrary, while myself and
others were called upon to give an ex
pression of opinion, 1 found that when the
speeches were finished a carefully pre
pared call fur a convention was drawn from
the pocket of the chairman of the commit
tee, the apportionment fl.id therein and
nothing left for those Called upon but to
vcte for the samel" .i
"I do not believe in this. If the Demo
cratic Citizens' have been desirous of a re
conciliation of tho different factions of the
local Democracy, then Why was not a com
mittee appointed to bring this about. It ia
nonsense to havo two convent ons. The
party can be united If the factions which
have talked harmony villi do something
towards bringing that harmony about."
The Young Eighth Warder Olijecls
to the l>«*iiuit*i*nt-Ci.l_«*ii.V Cull.
,( >
P. J. Uetzdorf, secretary of the Democratic
county committee last fail, objects to the call
for a convention made by , the Democratic Cit
izens' committee. Mr. Mftzdorf, in a letter
expressing his viewis. saya:
There is but one Democratic party In the
United States. That party is based upon tin:
national platform adopted at the I.st con
vention ln Chicago when that matchless
statesman. \V. J. Uryun. was made the can
didate for president. To fuse with men op
posed to tliat platform is, to my mind, to
aid In Injuring the cause of Democracy, and
in reality for the benefit of the Republicans.
There should be a straight Democratic
ticket in the field this spring, on which men
should be nominated who are willing to
stand by the party, to which we owe alle
The Democrats will become aware ln time
if there is any man who purposely throws
anything ln the way of a compromise of the
differences now existing between leading
members of the party, and ln the future
the person blameworthy will suffer accord
Too Many German- American < tubs
Io Suit Other Nationalities.
"It would not surprise me," said a
prominent First warel politician last
evening, "if Col. Kiefer should with
draw from the mayoralty race within
the next few days.
'1 know the sentiment in the First
ward has changed greatly in the past
week, and I undeistarwi the same is
true in other wards. Two weeks ago
the rank and file of the party in the
First ward was for Kiefer as against
any one else.
"What friends he had are drifting
away from him and it is all on account
of the formation of the numerous Ger
man-American clubs in all parts of the
city. It is given out that these organi
zations are non-partisan, and not in the
sole interests of Kiefer. but many of
the voters claim this is only a blind.
"The large proportion ot the voters
in the First ward are Scandinavians
and they have arrived at the conclu
sion that should Kiefer be nominated
and elected, the clubs which are now
bending all their energies to secure hi_
nomination would be the only ones to
be recognized.
"Col Kiefer may not be aware of the
havoc his friends are making, but ha
is a dead one so far as the delegation
from the First ward i. concerned."
Clerks of Election Not Entitled to
Pay for itcgistrnlloii Work.
One of the amendments to the election
laws passed by the last legislature provided
that the salaries of the clerks of election
should be the same as the judges on rcg.s
trailon, as well as election day.
As the law un to the time of the passage
of the amendment did not provide for clerks,
except on election day, the rather vague al
lusion to clefks on registration days was
taken by some of the hustling politicians as
a chance to peddle out a little patronage by
the appointment of two clerks in each pre
cinct during the days of registration.
The amendment was construed by some to
mean that the clerks were to serve on regis
tration days, and City Clerk Jensen request
ed an opinion from the corporation attorney
on the point raised. That official yesterday,
in a lengthy opinion, advised "the clerk that
clerks of election were io serve only on elec
tion day, and would be entitled to compensa
tion only for that day and such time as it
took after the polls closed to count the bal
Both Indorsed hy Polish Repuh
-1 loans of the ElKht Ward,
The Polish Republicans of the Eighth ward
mot last night in Jarosh's hall and indorsed
Aid. August Kaldunski for re-elect.on and
Col. A. R. Kiefer for mayor.
In addition, the Polish Republican cub
of the Eighth ward was organized, and the
following officers elected: President, William
Unhanskl; secretary, Frank J. Rosenthal;
treasurer, Frank Kauka; executive committee.
Michael F. Danielskl, Joseph Rosenthal and
Andrew J. Wisniewskl.
Addresses were delivered by G. T. Kozlow
ski. Aid. Kaldunski and others.
Sixth Ward Democrats.
The Sixth Ward Democratic club will hold
a meeting this evening at 38t> South Wabasha
street. Addresses will be made by prom
inent speakers, and all residents of the ward
who are In favor of better government are
invited to be present.
Trnilcs mill Labor Assembly Refuses
to Tender Mayor Doran a
Vote of Thanks.
Mayor Doran was given to understand
that if he appointed a labor representativo
on tho school board the appointment would
be considered as a compliment to tho labor
organizations, and it might result In his be
ing indorsed for a renomination by the Trades
and Labor assembly.
Whoever gave this "steer" to the mayor
was not posted. Tho mayor appointed Harry
Franklin to the school board, but at the
meeting of the Trades and Labor assembly
last evening the mayor was not Indorsed.
In fact, a motion made to the effect that
the mayor be thanked for appointing a labor
man on the school board was given scant
recognition, and. without discussion, was laid
on the table. It was stated after the meeting
adjourned that the motion would be taken
up and passed at the next meeting of tho
body, but this statement was undoubtedly
made to take the edge oil the action taken
on the vote of thanks to the mayor.
James F. Jackson, secretary of the state
hoard of correction and charities, tendered
his resignation as a member of the organiza
tion. Mr. Jackson, as secretary of the As
sociated Charities, was a delegate to the
Trades and Labor assembly. The members,
however, refused to accept the resignation,
and Mr. Jackson will still retain his seat
in the organization.
F. I. Chase, J. J. Gleason and Louis Singer
were given seats in the assembly.
J. J. Gleason was elected a member of the
executive committee, vice Frank Culver, re
A new organization committee, consisting
of J. H. McNally, C. H. Prindle. H. Geiss
Jr., F. X. Vernig and Louis Peters, wa3
Last of the Series of Lectures by
Dr. Richard Burton.
A large audience. . greeted Dr. Richard
Burton last night on the occasion of the last
of his series of lectures at Park Congrega
tional church. The subject of the lecture last
evening was "Robert, Louis. Stevenson."
"Stevenson," said the lecturer, "was the
greatest writer of his generation. He was
an originator. To him we owe the origin of
tho new dramatic scr__ol. Many have fol
lowed In the footsteps o* Robert Louts
Stevenson. There is Barry, Anthony Hope,
lan Maclarcn. His poetry, especially his
child poetry, is wonderful and vastly superior
to the child poetry of Eugene Field and
James Whitcomb Riley. His ballads have
been less successful, but his blank verse Is
remarkably strong and his war poems are
noble and majestic."'.
Dr. Burton told the roinantlc story of
Stevenson's life and read extracts from his
best known works ln fiction, essay and
Sound Money Discussions.
Between now and next presidential election
there will be hosts of discussions of the ques
tions of "sound money" and s Iver. However
opinions may be divided on these points,
there ls but one public and professional opin
ion, and that ls a favorable one, regarding the
merits of Hostetter's Stomach Bitters as a
remedy for and preventive of malaria, as well
as a curative of kidney complaint, dyspepsia,
constipation, liver trouble and rheumatism.
BeKlnniiiK May 1, Sales Will lie
Conducted In Different Parts of
tlie Slate I'ntll Well Into the
Summer Deuiund for the Lands
Promises lo Exceed Pnst Years.
State Auditor Dunn Is arranging a
list of towns and dates where land
sales will be conducted this spring.
He expects to have the list completed
In a few days. The first sale on the
regular schedule will be conducted
about May 1, and from that time on
sales will he held until well Into the
The demand for state land this year
has been in excess of that of any pre
ceeding year since Auditor Dunn has
been in office. The greater number of
applications have come from settlers,
although a few have come from land
foi' boom purposes.
Auditor Dunn stated yesterday that
he would this year endeavor to dispone
of the land, when it was possible, to
settlers in preference to "land sharks."
He did not favor the disposition of
the state's land to unscrupulous per
sons for money-making purposes. The
state land sales were public, and the
land se*t aside to be sold was disposed
of without reserve, which had made
it difficult to prevent the speculator
from making a. purchase now and then
of a section or so.
The first sales will he held in the
southwestern part of the state, and
from there Auditor Dunn and his as
sistants will move northward, until
they have covered a good portion of
the western part of the state. There
has been special demand for land in
the southern part of the state, as the
last sale in this section was held dur
ing Auditor Braden's term of office,
some time in 1891.
For several years past there has
i been no special demand for state land
! in the southwestern part of the state,
owing to the fact that the farmers had
purchased most of the desirable errrp
land in this section some years ago,
leaving only the swamp land unsold.
Much of this land has been gradually
! drying up of late years, which had
I made it some of the most desirable
| meadow land in the state. The fact
j that the farmers in this section have
directed their attention of late to
I dairying has created quite a demand
I for these swamp lands.
Auditor Dunn stated yesterday that
! it would be his policy to dispose of
j state land at these sales, even if he
| had to let it go at the minimum stat
utory price, which is $5 an acre. When
large areas of the state's land remained
unsold it imposed upon the taxpayers
of the county where the land was sit
uated, a heavy burden. By selling the
land, even though it was at a low fig
ure, it reduced the rate of taxation,
and the state received, aside from the
purchase price, 5 per cent interest on
the purchase.
He expected, by carrying out this
policy, to settle much of the land now
unsold, and to encourage the farmers
of the state to extend their farms.
Pnmplilet Impressing: Lyon Bankers
the Importance of the State
Bank Examiner Kenyon issued yes
terday a pamphlet containing the state
laws relating to organizing banks of
discount and deposit in the state. Tn
presenting the book, Mr, Kenyon calls
special attention lo the officers and di
rectors of banks in the preface to the
following sections of the law and their
respective requirements:
Section 6 requires directors to tako an
oath, and if re-elected a new oath should
be taken.
Section S requires the appointment of an
examining committee, and this commit
tee is required to examine all assets of
the bank at least once every six months.
Section 9 requires special care lv making
loans to directors, officers, etc.
Section 11 prescribes penalties, and atten
tie.n is called to tho severe penalty for
any violation of tho law and especially
to the unlawful loaning and use of the
Section 13 fixes limits of loans, and officers
should, in view of the penalty fixed by
section 11. be very careful that the legal
requirements of sections 9 and 15 are
complied with.
Attention is called to the stringent pro
visions of chapter 219, Laws of 1893, print
ed in the back of this book.
Grand Jury Said to Have Returned
a Bill for Selling Liquor.
Two indictments were returned by
the grand jury yesterday.
They were not made public, as the
parties are not under arrest, but in
formation as to the identity of the
indicted parties secerned to be common
property about the court house.
It seemed to be taken for granted
that the grand jury had indicted R. R.
Rantoul, the proprietor of the Aber
deen hotel, on St. Anthony hill, on
the charge of selling liquor without a
The Aberdeen hotel is located within
the so-calleel prohibited district.
That the other indictment is against
W. H. Griffin, there is no doubt. It
charges the "mayor" with conducting
a disorderly house.
North Dakota Republicans Hoping
for Success in Railroad I.M Ifiratlon.
Fred Falley, secretary of state of North
Dakota, and State Senator A. C. McCillvary
were in St. Paul yesterday. Secretary Falley
was seen at the Clarendon.
"People of North Dakota are talking cf
nothing but tho railroad rati; litigation," said
ho to a Globo reporter.
"Upon the decision handed down depends
tho result of the political battle next fall.
If the state wins, and we all hope It will,
the Republican party will bs on top of the
heap again; but. if we fail in our efforts to
reduce tbo rates. I dont' care to pick the
winner wheu the polls are closed."
The verdict of the people: The Gordon
Hat ls popular because lt deserves to be.
Sec no FORfI|,LY
And this advertisement. CUT THIS
Ol) r ot The Globe, and bring to our
store. 04 East Sixth Street, with 10 cents
for the following 17 packets oi flower
Asters, all colors, /Junius, hll colors.
Antirrhinum. Nljjella,
Pinks, mixed, (Jodetla. mixed.
Mignonette, sweet. Calendula,
Popple*, all shades. Petunias, mixed,
Alysßiim. sweet, Pansy, mixed.
Sweet William, Calliopsts,
Candytuft, mixed, Sweet Peas,
Portulaca, Giant mixed.
64 East Sixth St.,
Visit the Home Product Pure Food Exhibit, Market Hall.
Field, Schlick & Co.
Four Extraordinary Curtain Bargains.
180 pairs of Nottingham Lace Curtains will be sold in a sing-le
day at about lialf-price. They are all new, fresh goods, but they
have VERY SLIGHT manufacturer's imperfections. Not enough
to hurt the curtains, but just enough to cut the price in two.
$1.50 Curtains for 70 Cents | $1.75 Curtains for 90 Cents
$2.00 Curtains for $1.10.
86 pairs Plain White Swiss Curtains, with 5-inch ruffle, at the
extra special price of $1.20 a pair today. 86 pairs will not last
long at this price. Com_ early.
Muslin Underwear.
The Muslin Underwear selling is
passing all records. Neither our qual
ities or prices can be matched in any
other Northwestern store.
180 Fine Muslin Empire Night
Gowns, finished with insertion and
ruffle of embroidery; the regu- /*%
lar price is $1. Buy them to- 1)/^
day for only " v
144 Umbrella Skirts, 2 styles, tucked
Cambric flounce or trimmed n P
with embroidered flounce, reg- I )C
ularSl and $1.25 kinds, for ... *VV
All our Outing Flannel Night Gowns
at less than retail cost of bare ma
GOe Gowns for 38 cents.
$1.00 Gowns for 55 cents.
Wash Goods.
A new s.ock of Percales— one of the
leading brands sold at _i_ cents, full
yard wide, best styles ln light and dark
colors, for
8 Cents
a yard ail day today.
40 pieces of New Dress Ginghams in
best dress styles and best 8c and 10c
qualities, for
5 Cents
a yard all day today.
VEILINGS— A big lot of Newest
Veilings, in plain and fancy meshes,
white, cream, black and fashionable
colors, tiie best 35c, 40c and 45c
qualities. All at one price to- /.{SC.
day, only U^ V
Eire Losses for the Year Amounted
to $174,:£45...!) Expense* of Muln
tniiiiim tlie Department Shown to
Be f1____,863.79 Merriam rark
Citizens Eile a Complaint.
The fire board met last night and
waded through a large amount of
routine business. Secretary Owens
was instructed to formally present the
sixteenth annual report of the board
to Mayor Doran and request that tho
board be allowed 500 printed copies cf
the report.
The report gave the total number of
alarms as 456, three more than In 183(5.
The fire losses were $174,345.58; the In
surance amounted to $2,031,312.37, being
$201,479.47 less than in 1896.
The expense of maintaining the de
partment for the year was $182,863.79.
The report gave an estimate of the
value of the property owned by the St.
Paul fire department as follows:
Buildings $176.._0..0
Lands 200,40.1. (.0
Apparatus 98.102.01
Fire alarm system 41,4*-8.44
Hose 32,831.60
Horses 14,995.00
Miscellaneous harness supplies, e:c. 30 4^8.91
Electrical inspector's outfit 306.01
Total $. r .7. r .,..41.99
Chief Engineer Jackson's report was
embodied in that of the board and gave
the figures on the valuation of the
property destroyed and the insurance
In closing his report of his last year's
work in the department, Mr. Jackson
cordially thanked the members of the
board for the hearty co-operation
which they had extended to him, which
had made possible the excellent show
ing for the year 1897.
After 'the report had been disposed of
the board listened to a delegation of
Merriam Park citizens, who came in
the interest of securing a steamer for
the park. The delegation consisted of
Aid. Shepherd, Dr. D. A. Brooks and
C. A. Craig. The matter was not be
fore the board in regular order, lt be
ing still in the hands of the committee.
Inasmuch as the gentlemen were pres
ent, they were given an opportunity
to be heard.
Aid. Shepherd stated that he h _d con
feree, with Comptroller MoCaidy on tlie
subject and the comptroller had given
him to understand that there would
be the same appropriation available for
the fire board as was used last year.
Out of the appropriation of last year
the board were enabled to purchase a
new fire alarm system. He thought
there would be the same surplus this
The membs rs of the board were in
favor of the proposition, and Presi
dent Arosin stated that it was only a
question as to the success of the city
in the collection of taxes. Mr. Vanish
and Mr. Walther both favored the
proposition, but did not think it. well
to take any action until they knew
definately just how much would be de
rived from the tax levy.
Mr. Brooks stated that there were
large interests at the Park, and the
Park was liadly in need of a steamer.
His firm owned half the lumber in pile
in the city, and they were contemplat
ing piling in 10,(00,000 feet ln their yard',
at the Park this spring, but if they
were not granted adequate fire protec
tion he doubted very much if they
would decide to make the addition to
their yards.
The matter was left just where it
was at the last meeting, pending the
action of the committee.
C. A. Craig stated to the board that
the citizens of the Park were very anx
ious to have a fire alarm box put ln
at the corner of Fairview and Crand,
which would protect St. Paul's semi
nary and the buildings in the nelgh
The board deferred action in the mat
Bills amounting to $131.09 for fuel,
feed and supplies for the month of
February were passed upon.
Chief Engineer Jackson made*' a re
port of several minor accidents in the
department during the month.
They Will Visit Towns in Ynrlo-n.
PnrtM of the State.
The corps of creamery organizers, which
was recently appointed by the Dairymen's as
sociation and tha State Dairy and Food coti
mission. will take in a number of town.,
on the Great Northern rsilroad Brecken- j
ridge, Campbell, Murdack, Clon.arf aud J___-
Ladies' Stockings.
Two Matchless Specials that speak
for themselves.
Ladies' XX Heavy Two-Thread
Fast Black Cotton Stocking's, fr
brilliant stainless velvet finish, I
extra good 25c qualities, only. . lv **
Extra fine 50-gauge "Hermsdorf"
Dye Lisle Thread Stockings, with all
the improved splicing... extra f\Q
good 50c Stockings, today, one /.tSCj
day only IWUV
For Men.
We have just received a new stock
of 1-inch Silk Club Tics in |Q
new patterns wiiich are to be IfSC
-sold at about half-price, only. . tsJ V
120 dozen Men's 2-Thread Cotton Sockfl
in tan shades and fast Mack. They
have high doulile heels and double
soles, extra strong where hardest wear
comes. y<_u may have
2 Pair for 25 Cents
if you come lit fore -they're all sold to
Cambric Handkerchiefs, with colored
borders, 8 cents.
Medium Weight Half-Wool Merino
Shirts and Drawers, of fine quality,
just the thing for early spring wear,
75c quality for 50c.
field, Sc!.lick& Co.
man will be made between the Hth and 18th
Barnum and Moose Lake points, on tlie St.
Paul & Duluth railroad, will be made March
EG and 2fi. The party will hold meltings at
Tracy, Marshall and Minneota, on tbe Chi
cago & Nonhwesieru ral>oad. Jasper and
Cottonwood, on the Northwestern railroad
between March 2S and April 2.
The party consists of Robert O'ckmore,
John Mathiason and E. 11. Smith, of the state
dairy and food commission.
Tours will be made during the next two
moutliH to nearly all the towns iv tbe state
where the farmers have become interested
iv the co-operative creamery plan.
Georsre Bowlln imd Peterson Will
l.ulld the Wagon Road Above
Eort Knelling;.
Capt. Abbott, chief engineer, t.. 3. A_,
has announced his awards or contracts
for grading the wagon road ana tram
way at the site of lock and dam Nu.
2, above Fort Snelling, on the Missis
sippi river.
George Bowlln, of St. Paul, received
ihe contract for grading, his bid being
the lowest suhmitted. It is a3 follows:
ICarth work, 15 cents per cubic yard;
lime stone, 23 cents; sandstone, 20
Peterson & Company, of Hastings,,
was awarded the contract for cutting
cordwood, his bid being 74 cents per
Burr Street Improvement Assoein
(lon GaiiiK Its Point.
The Burr Street Improvement association
announces that, owing to efforts male by the
executive committee or that organization, cirs
on the Rondo and Lafayette street line will.
arter Monday, run en an eight minute sched
ule. Instead of fifteen minutes as now op
The committee from the association will
call on the water board today and request
that arrangement be made by wiiich the
water pressure in the section of the city
from which they hail be increased.
Take Laxative Bromo Quinine Tablet.. All
druggists refund money if It fails to cure. 25c
The genuine bas L B. Q. on each tablet.
Ann Itui-eu Seltool Closed.
Ou account of the accident to the engine
wiiich runs the heating plain at tbe Van
Huron school, school has been dismissed for
ten days.
Instead of having the regular spring
vacation later In tlie month the pupils of
the Van Burcn will have their vacation
The work of repair will begin today, and
will be rapidly pushed.
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< is very reasonable, when its stipe- 'j
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I sidered. There has been no ficti- ij
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