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A Happy Boy. tit's his first Boston Suit. The bright boy looks forward to the time when he shall don his first '-Real Swell" Suit as one of the events of his life. Can't blame him. It's human nature to wish to appear well. He has heard his father extol the excellency of Boston Clothing- and believes if our Men's Clothes are correct our BOYS' SUITS must be. He is right ! Handsome, well made Blue or Black double-breasted Suits, in Worsteds, Cheviots and Serge, Brownie and Sailor Suits Make the children look like living /B^ flk P^ /\ pictures. Dainty affairs. B r\\m I $3.50 values for M/_E_-tLF\7 Bowlby Sixth and & Co. t/vA/ tfrfy^? Robert. Complete line of Boys' and Children's Furnishings. ADDRESS TO ST. PAUL VOTERS LEADING FEATURES OF THE NEW CITY CHARTER Explained by a Special Committee Appointed by the Commission to Prepare It for tlie Perusal of the Cltt-ena of St. Paul The Preseat t'liartt-r t scd as a Itusis for The'r World A special committee of the charter commission appointed to issue an ad dress tn the voters of the city of St. Taul has prepared the following, which explains the sali nt points of the docu ment pn parcel f. r the voters to accept or reject at the election next Tuesday: Pursuant to the well-known censtitu lo al lent and enabling act based upon it, the d strict judges of Ramsey county ap pointed a commission of fifteen citiz us, lor drafting an instrumnr.t. which, upon dv? acceptance by the qualified voters, will le oom_ the charter of the city. This draft of the new charter has been completed by the commission, and will be submitted to the', vote of our citizens at the next city election on the ensuing third day of May. :• it is tlie initiation of what is known as '».'•-. Mile.' - to be tried for. 4h.e first rime In St. Paul, enabling our citizens, 't' so dis posed, to establish their own- organic law or city charter. This constitutional amend ment and enabling act a.sp provides,, in suh stancc. that upon its adoption by the ci [zeita of the (ity. it may be amended bi-annuailv by a proposal therefor nude by such a boa d, published at least thirty days in three news papers in general circulation in such < ity. and accepted by three-fifths of the qual ft >d voters of such city voting at t.-e next election. Such amendments canmft i":OW i c Obtained by special legislation, which is pro hibited by the constitution. A full cony of the proposed new charter pi .li=hod in one of our daily news pave: s (tM Dispatch of April 13.). T] c commission have thought that it would ;. table to the public to present, :n concise form. Fome explanation of their work end proposi d changes of the present eharte - . The commission believe that the propesed draft of the new charter is unusually fne frr.ni the presence of things not intended to be there, and on the other hand includes everything of consequence which the emm s- Bion tins thought itself justified in putting tin re. Validity la All Parts. Naturally the first effort of the commission ■was to frame an instrument that would b3 valid; and that, merely not as a whole, tuc in all Its ?arts. The powers of the commission have £.11 Seventh and Cedar Sts. J<7. 789. Memt Market, 7 Si}. Flue Strawberries Cheap. 7 cents A bunch for fresh Asparagus. 8 cents A pound for Assorted Taffy, assorted for today's (Thursday) sale. 10 cents A pound for Swift's Premium Hams. These are an extra grade of Ham, are made right here in St. Paul, and will equal any Ham in America. This price for two days only to introduce them. 5 cents A pound for a very choice lot of fresh Khad v.ree Dates. 10 cents A gallon for pure, fu'.l strength (45 grain) White Wine Vinegar. Bring your jug. 12>2 cents For fu'l quart glass jars of Whole Tomatoes, solid packed, almost equal to two cans. 20 rents A can for 3-pound cans of Mountain Rose Asparagus Tips. 1 5 cents For 2-pound cans of Burnham & II or: ill Scarbcro Beach Clams. 8 cents For 1-pound packages Macaroni. 28 cents A _uart for fan<-y Queen Olives. CIGARS. The true Hoffman House, each Cc The true Tom Moore, each (b 12 cents A bottle for Halford's Sauce, the regular 30c size. 25 POUNDS Gocd New Orleans Brown Sugar for one dollar. Mixed Candy, per pound Sc Extra Mixed Candy, Bon Bons and Choco^ late Creams, per pound 12c New Florida Cabbage, per pound 3c Freeh Wax Beans, per pound gc Fresh Spinach, per peck *"D Florida Ripe Tomatoes, per lb J_i^c Large Seedless Lemons, per dozen 10c Blood Oranges, per dozen W* Fancy Navel Oranges, per dozen --:...* „*■■» Large Florida Pineapples, each 25c Large Cocoanuts. each !.'..!!' 5" Large Grape Fruit, each '..!!.*."!!!.' 6c One cent a pound for fresh Pieplant. PUFF SALE! The most de'.iclous Whipped Cream Puffs that It's possible to make all day today for only lSc a dose*. ' been conferred by the constitutional amend ment and enabling act. Whatever of au thority these have failed to confer the com mission has been without. For the commis sion to have attempted something beyond its competence would have been futile. Not otilv that, it would have been injurious A charter framed by a commission, and adopt d by the electors, totally supersedes an ex isting charter. Every part of the latter goes Not a trace of It remains. Should any fea ture of the new charter fail to be opeiative from invalidity, the corresponding featu c of the old charter is not thereby kept in force. This would be true, even if the dis appearing enactment should happen to be the basis for the levy of a tax. The re sult would simply be that the tax would have to be abandoned and the revenues to that extent be diminished. With th* lost revenue would have to go that branch of the public service it was Intended to suppo-t The necessity of caution on the part of the commission, with regard to the llmts of its authority, is therefore manifest. A gre it dial of it was used, but none too much. \\ hatever may be the other merit 3of th> commission's work, it has framed an inn u ment, believed to be at least legally wo>kabl* and in this regard entitled to the public confidence. In approaching its task, the commission I a? recogiuzed the great merits of the present charter, and has made it the ba=i3 of its own work. Every gocd thing in it has been carried forward into the new instrument. In fact, very little in the present charter 1 a3 been omitted from the commission's draft T.-.e changes have nearly afl been Inform of additions, although some of them hare been mere modification.?. The latter elasa of changes has, mostly been .concerned with offi cial salaries and other' municipal expenses. Present Charter's Best Feat pre.'-. .'the most valuable features of the pres ent charter are the dual council; administra tion of the chief city departments through I boards composed of members appointed by the | .mayor; and serving with no, or with merely nominal pay; division of the public moneys into separate and distinct funds; the pro hibition of the use of moneys belonging to one fund for payments that should be made from another; and limitations upon the an nual expenditures for some of the larger and more expensive departments. These features have all been kept in the draft of the new charter. That one relating to limitations upon ex penditures has, by tho commission, been developed and perfected; so that : n the new charter, a limit upon the expenditures of every department, under exclusive control of the city authorities, is set; and even the common council cannot permit such limit to bg exceeded. Cases can be imagined where a close charter limitation upon city ex penditures might be a temporary inconven ience, but experience has shown that th«r„ is bo sure way of preventing weste by cit> governments cxci pt through the making of excessive expenditures impossible. The?e limitations upon the outlays for the schools, the fire department, the police de partment, and the department of street re pairs, in the existing charter, have been in dispensable aids in securing the reductions in city expenses that our people have been favored with since 1891. The commission has fully realized this, and has thought so valuable a principle should be extended to every department. In other respects, the financial features of the o'd charter have been exoanded, developed and added to In the new. Among these changei may be noted the following: The city coun cil is required to make, in the latter part of the year, an exact appropriation for tha expenses of each department during the fol lowing year, and after such appropriation has been made, no power to exceed It exists. Pnhllc Accounts Concentrated. The keeping of the public accounts, now scattered through several different depart ments and offices, practically independent of each other, is concentrated in a single office, that of the comptroller, who is made the administrative head of the city finances From this may be expected to result, not only much better and more effie'ent keep ing of the accounts, but the saving of every considerable expense. Costly but wholly need less duplications of accounts will be obv'at ed. The double system of handling disburse ments of the public moneys is provided for That is, every payment must be through the city treasurer's office, and must be made by check upon a depository of the city's moneys and such check must be countersigned by the city comptroller, before it is valid All collections of moneys by officers other than the city treasurer must be paid to the latter daily. The comptroller must settle the ac counts of the city treasurer dail'v and the latter must daily deoosit all "the public moneys in his hands in a duly designated bank. These methods will render embezzle ments of the public moneys or mistakes in handling them practically impossible, as the concurrence of both the comptroller and treasurer will, be necessary to any wron<* doing In the latter's office. Deposit of City Money. A new method for regulating the deposit of the c'.ty moneys In banks is provided. The designation of depositories is taken from the council, which now has it, but has not shown Itself adapted to Its successful man agement, and placed in the hands of a com mittee composed of the mayor, comptroller and treasurer. Rules are declared for the action of this committee, ample to secure the safe keeping and prompt repayment of the public moneys. The creation and man agement of a sinking fund to pay off the eitv debt, is provided for. It is to be managed by a committee composed as is that on bank deposits. The present charter has complete ly overlooked this subject, although a thrifty city comptroller has found a way of gettlne together a very substantial fund of this char acter, which he is nursing and managing without authority of a line in any way say ing how such a thing shall be done or even that it shall be done at all. A method for consolidating the purchases or fuel and other materials for use in the various de partments has been devised. This should give the advantages in prices, usually at tending purchases in large quantities. In each of almost all other branches of tho municipal government important and valua ble additions to and modifications of the ex isting charter have been formulated. Som= of the more important of these are the fol lowing: Limitations have been put upon the powers of the common council in the matter of granting franchises. No exclu sive franchise can hereafter be granted without having been first submitted to the people, and with such submission only for a limited number of years. No ordinance grant ing any franchise can be passed, except with the concurrence of three-fourths of all the members of each body of the council and the approval of the mayor* All holders of franchises from the city, who perform public j THE ST. PAUL GLOBE THURSDAY APRIL 28. 1898. services by means thereof, will be required to render such services for a reasonable com pensation, and publicity with respect to their methods of business will be secured by re ports furnished at regular intervals. The council is prohibited from hereafter granting franchises for street railways across the public parks. Boards and Committees. All functions of the council, save those of a legislative character, are transferred to boards or committees better Acted to perform them. A legislature Is constituted solely for legislation. It cannot handily negotiate. Even a legislature composed of a single body has no instrumentalities well fitted for ne gotiation. A legislature composed of two In dependent bodies must be still more awkward in making trades. When a bargain has once been carried to a finish by an agency adapted for negotiation, a legislature ls well able to Judge whether the trade is a good one, and ought to be consummated; but. beyond that, no legislature can be allowed to interfere, with either credit to Itself, or profit to the public it represents. At present, the com mon council of St. Paul makes contracts for the removal of garbage, and for lighting the streets. In the past, this part of its duties has been found troublesome, and has even invited much criticism of both methods and results. The new charter proposes that, here after, the negotiation of garbage and light ing contracts shall be let by a committee, upon competitive bids, as heretofore, and un der other business-like conditions not now imposed. This committee ls the same to which purchases of fuel and supplies are entrusted. It is to be composed of the president of the board of public works, the city engineer, ond the presidents of the water, fire and school boards. As a basis for bids, specifications are to be prepared by designated officials, and approved by the common council. All con tracts let by the purchasing committee, be fore going into effect, must, be submitted to the council, and be approved by the af firmative vote of two-thirds of all the mem bers of each body. All ( iinlnicls Limited. As heretofore, all contracts let by the city must be limited to a single year; but ex ceptions have been added in the new charter, for lighting contracts, which may run for three years, and for paving and building contracts, which may each run for two years. The purpose of these exceptions was to en large the possibilities of real competition for these classes of contracts. It is well known that there is now no real competition, for in stance, for the contracts for lighting the public streets with gas and electricity. There cannot be any, so long as the contract 's let for a single year; but there might be rea sonable expectation for some for lighting by electricity, if the city were willing to con tract for a period long enough to justify the successful bidder in putting up a plant. If use for it cannot be guaranteed for mor? than a single year, the incentive for bidding on that class of work is much reduced, gi all cases where competition is discouraged by arbitrary conditions, the purchaser usually pays more for the thing bought. While thinking that all administrative func tions should be withheld from the common council, the charter commission has, at the same time, thought all legis'.ative powers should belong to it. And so the draft has carefully preserved to the council its position in the city government as the sole lawmak ing body. Under the new charter, as under the old, the council will be supreme in all things i»- be disposed of by official action properly legislative in character. Some Salaries Trimmed I'p. In the organization of the administrative branch the new charter practically copies the old. It leaves the several departments now managed by the appointed boards to be man aged in future in the same way. Terms of office in some of the boards have, however, been changed to better lnsuro the retenfon of their non-partisan character. The greatest change made in any board has been in that of the public works. Under the present char ter that board is composed of four members, each with a salary of $2,500 per year. This arrangement was made when the construction work of the city was highly active, it was founded upon supposed necessity for the prac tically exclusive services of four men of large business capacity and experience. The com mission thought, if such a necessity had ever really existed, it had long agi passed, and that a much more modest and les3 cosily es tablishment would suffice for the future. The commission has therefore provided for reduction of the salaries of three of the mem bers to a nominal sum. and, along with nu merous other economies, for a substantial re duction of the salary of the remaining mem ber, who is to act as president of the board. But for a feeling^ on the part of the commis sion that the validity of special assessments might thereby be imperiled, the membership of the board would have been reduced, or ics duties entirely, transferred. Bdildiiig' Inspector- Ahiillshod. No new city office has been crea ed by th? commission and one abolished, namely, that of building inspector,- which has been consol idated with that of the city engineer. The commission thought the time had passed for maintaining a separate building inspector ship, at a cost of X 000 or "3,000 per year to the tax payers. The duties of building In spector are practically of an engineering char acter, as the merely architectural features of the structures to be examined are not wi;h'n the scope of the office. It was the eomm's sion's opinion that by transferring the dut e of building inspector, ail of which are rre scrved exactly as now, to the city engineer, the work would be done quite as well, and one or two salaries saved. In- the methods of selecting city officers some changes have been made. Believing election by the city legislature, other th-?n of city clerk, who is realiy an officer of the council itself, to be unwise, the commission has provided for appointment of the c'ty at torney by the mayor. Appointment in this way was considered more likely to secure a hith degree of professional skill and ef ficiency for the service of the city than elec tion by popular vote. The city engineer is now elected by the board e.f public works; but he is engineer for several other boirds a'so. The commission has therefore provided for his election by th=> presidents of the board of public works the park hoard and the water board. Application of Civil Service. For filling tho places below the heads, in the several departments, the commission has de cided to recommend a radical change from existing methods. The competitive method i 3 proposed— in other words, the civil service re form system. This sys'em is really an exten sion t) the public service of the method al most everywhere in use for the execution of the public work*. When a street is to be giadid or paved, or a briige to be bufll ("tee rarty is selected to do the work who shows himself, by competition, willing and able to Erne the s«rvirrs and materials reauired fir the least pay. This plan of doing the public work must be the best, for it has gone into universal use throughcut the world and hv; practically excluded all others. This method does not stop to ask the political or other connections of those who are se'ected. Merit ak-ne decides that. The competitive system for the choice of those who are merely to furnish services moves on exactly the same lines The em ployer, in this case the city, specifies a par ticular task to he performed, and the pay attached, and then awards the place to tne one able and willing to give the most service for the money. This system is the most democratic of all that have ever been d -vised for choosing public servants. Favoritism is excluded. Whether or not the candidate be longs to the dominant party, or whether or not he has a "pull' inside that party, is not a controlling factor. This system" is not new. It long ago passed the experimental stage Any one in St. Paul wanting to know ex actly how It works can be gratified by in quiring at the postofflce, much the largest and best managed official establishment in the city, where it has been ' in force for years. Out of the two hundred or more employes about that office, but one or two are sub ject to selection otherwise than through the competitive system. Immense sums of money are constantly being handled by men seleo'ed in this way, but none of it is lost. The postmaster, who is responsible for its safety, never feels insecure because he is precluded from personally choosing the men through whose hands it is to pass. The places under the city government to be filled by this system are all of a strictly business character. None of those who hold them will be concerned with any question of public policy. All such questions will be long exclusively to the tommon council, or to the heads of departments, who will be designated, in most cases, by popular vote. It is right that questions of public policy should be determined by those who are In the main, chosen directly by the people; but the selection of the working forces should be governed by personal merit ot the appli cant solely. Competitive Method for "Workmen. In applying the competitive method to se lection of the working forces of tho city, the commission has aimed to obviate one frequently heard objection to that method, namely, that it creates a permanent body of place holders, who are made practically ir removable. The civil service chapter of the new charter subjects appointees under it to removal at the pleasure of the heads of de partments, subject, only, to the condltk-n that the reasons for such removal must be specifically stated in writing, one copy of which must be filed with the city comptroller and another with the secretary of the civil service commission. The commission has not feared to entrust this legally unlimited power to heads of departments, because of the well known fact that removals of faithful and competent employes are rarely, if ever, made for any other reason than that the plans is wanted for somebody else. If the vacancy could not be filled with some particular per- Mn - •* would not bo created, saye for the public benefit. To Insure non-partlsan3hip •J_J; fairness In the administration of tha civil service bureau, it ls placed under the control of a commission of three members, serving without pay, and appointed in such manner that but one of them retires from or nce in any year. Such a precaution was. however, probably, unnecessary, as this method of selecting em- Pjoyes for public service has been used by the United States government, and by vari ous municipalities in the country, for a long period, and no Instance can be shown where the party affiliations of those controlling the machinery of examinations have Influenced appointments. Examinations are required to be public, competitive and free to all citizens of tha United States, with preference whenever practicable for citizens of St. Paul, with specified limits as to residence, age, health, habits and moral character. Examinations must bo practical In character, and relate to matters which will fairly test the relative capacity of the persons examined to dis charge the duties of the positions to which they seek appointment, and must Include tests of appropriate manual skill, when the place sought demands such. Day Laborers Not Included. The competitive system does not apply to chief deputies, chief clerks, or chief assist ants, in any department, nor to day laborers. It Includes foremen and policemen below the respective chiefs of their departments. The selection of public employes by this method will of Itself be a long stride toward better government at smaller cost. Not only will the average place be filled by a more competent and willing man or woman, but the incentive to multiply positions, or to main tain an excess of force beyond the needs of the service, will be removed. For the first time the city will be put upon a business like basis, for the conduct of its strictly busi ness affairs. Under existing local conditions, the mu nicipal finances naturally occupied the com mission's attention most. A feature of the public affairs in almost every American city, at this time, is a manifest large excess of expenditure beyond the ability ot the people to pay. There would be no ground for the exclusion of St. Paul from this category. The direct and necessary effect of excessive taxa tion is to Impair the earning power of the property on which it is levied. With the loss of earning power, values decline. The property is no longer desired as an invest ment. It cannot be sold, unless at a sac rifice. It ceases to be acceptable security for loans. Our city has already made praise worthy advances toward retrenchment; but it is still far from the standard of outlay that it must reach. Still further and larger redactions of expenses are imperative. They cannot be avoided, nor very much post poned, without distress to our taxpayers. These are not all capitalists or speculators. The majority are tollers, whose sole holdings of city property are modest homes or shops, in which the bulk of their small savings have been invested. Whether any town is mainly one of landlords and tenants, or one of owned houses; depends more upon the scale of the local public expense, which fixes the local rates qf taxation and assessment, than upon any other. conditions whatever. Schools Provided for. At the threshold of this subject, the com mission was met by the necessity of an in crease of allowance for one of the most im portant departments— that of the public schools. This exigency has been amply met. The common council has been, empowered to increase the appropriation for the schools, admissible under existing laws and condi tions, by the amount' of $50,000 per year. This increase has been: much more than offset by retrenchments in. other directions. These re nffl I*™ \° UOh nearly all departments and Maces and aggregate about $100,000 per year. The deepest cuts? are in the high salaried positions. In most cases, these salaries were fixed through direct action of the state legis -1 h,„ ' P'' oour «l by their recipients, at a he ll^ oti ? ns ot individual and public wealth within the city had reached the pin nacle of exaggeration. Up to this time all efforts to reduce them have been defeated The acceptance of the new charter by the people will, however, effect their reduction Why Certain Changes Were Not Made. Some changes in the present charter have been advocated by many citizens, the merits or which tne commission has not thought itself able to consider. Prominent among these is the mode of collecting special as sessments for local improvements. The pres fn~ ™Ti &iV€ ? PWPerty owner the follow ing options in this regard: First to mv *t maturity with interest r second to pay fn fuM -any time within the period of five years *M SB**? g y S e*# ffia&ffi! iiany citizens have advopafd » „i. of assessment, the 6 per cent in^nnT plan would be. $9 per year lLf^ mMt the property owner _£_ *_£ i^Vcenf in° ggg & au^iz^t^if T diction extended to the special a_se___M_s sa*wa_»s2Sss aS^ce tt€ '" mission did not feel Uke putting unon th« city. The assumption of it woul7hn„ 1,, practical use, anyway, s h s ,f t! ' lature whose authority over the subler? U undoubted, can so amend the laws' as m give any relief deemed desirable for the gen eral advantage If this statute is not at nres u'Lr„Z su,t£ * " ° ur local wants the E. lature can readily supply the defects. Not a Single Code. The additions to and changes of the ex isting charter, mentioned above, ana others which there is not space herein to enumerate formed a part only of the commission's work! The present charter is not a single code ar gssskj'rs, s»_*_K_-S tute upon another, there has by this time been accumulated much that is obsolete ™ dundant and contradictory. Clauses relat" tog to the same subject are widely scattered - so that an examination of the organic law becomes upon many subjects, a task of much labor and perplexity. Th e commission has sought to remedy this confusion' by an" orderly rearrangement and codification of tne whole body of the charter. The verbiage of the present acts has also been much improved Special Laws Not Changed. In the draught will be found certain spe cial laws or parts of special laws as statute establishing the municipal court relating to justices of the peace In said city and pro viding for certain penalties, etc. which are copied literally into the new charter but de nying tneir authority from existing laws which, although they concern the city of St Paul, the commission did not deem that n was at liberty to attempt any change and they are introduced in the charter as a mat ter of convenience. The purpose of this statement is to bring to the knowledge of our citizens the general featurc-s of the commission's work The duty of the commission has ended That of the people now begins. The members of the commission have no interest in the decision of the voters beyond that of the body ot citizens generally. If does not belong to members of the commission to urge- the ac ceptance of their work. A suggest'on as to the situation may, however, be pardoned The constitutional amendments lately adopted'have made it difficult. If not impracticable to here after secure changes in the organic law through the legislature. All progress in our city toward better and cheaper government will have to be worked out among ourselves If our charter ls to be amended and im proved and excessive salaries and expenses are to be cut down, the charter commission and the legal voters of the city will have to do it. —Henry J. Horn, — WlfP. Clough, — Ncrtnan Fetter —James W. Lusk f— William H. Llghtner, Committe on Address to Voters. April 28, 1898. an-h 5 TO CURF /TCOfy !N ONE DAY Take Laxative Bromo Quinine Tablets. All druggists refund mtoney-Jf it fails to cure. 25c. The genuine has L. B&Q. on each tablet Mi KILLED IN MILWAUKEE. John J. Bnrke Notified of the Death of a Brather. John J. Burke, a •compositor on The Globe, received a telegram last evening stating that his brother, Lawrence Burke, a resident of Milwaukee, Wis., had been killed in that city through falling from a moving street car. Mr. Burke left for Milwaukee last evening to attend to the burial of his brother. The latter was riding home to dinner, when a sudden swerve of the car threw him to the street. His head struck the curb stone, causing a fatal fracture of the skull at the base of the brain. He leaves a wife and two children. | FLAGS, FLAGS, FLAGS, NEAL, all kinds. 24 E. 3d. i WILI BE MADE BEAUTIFUL ST. ANTHONY PARK WOMEN KEEP TJP THEIR WORK Prof. Maria L. Sanford Talk* to the Association About Improvements —Events olf Interest to Society —Miss Edith Bark Entertains the Old Maids' Club— Schubert Club's Annual Meeting. The park Improvement branch of the Women's Association of St. Anthony Park, met Tuesday evening In the Congregational church, and listened to an Interesting talk by Prof. Maria Sanford, of Minneapolis, on improvement work. Miss Sanford gave the women many practical hints and suggestions as the result of her own experience along this line with the Improvement league, of Min neapolis. F. A. Pike spoke on the same subject, mak ing particular note of the unsightliness ot University avenue, where it touches the park. Mrs. McGlll opened the meeting and Mrs. Percy Vlttum, chairman of the north side committee, presided. There was music Ay Mrs. J. H. Chapman and Mrs. Herbert Plant, and the Episcopal quartette was heard in a hymm for the sailors at sea. The next meeting will be of the household economic branch, May 18. Miss Edith Burk, of Dayton avenue, enter tained the Old Maids' club Tuesday after noon. Prizes were won by Miss Gates and Miss Messer. Miss Lampher, of Dayton ave nue, entertains the club members Thursday evening of next week, and Tuesday of the week following Miss Birdena Farwell enter tains the members in the afternoon at the regular meeting. Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Eurist, of 470 Martin street entertained a large company of friends yesterday, on the occasion of the christening of their young son. Among those present were Mr. and Mrs. Jacob Birnterg, who were the sponsors. The annual meeting of the Schubert club takes place May 18. A group of musical young women will meet Friday afternoon with Miss Talman, at Grot to and Hague avenue. This little club has met for some three years at the homes of the members and much mutual enjoyment has been the result. An entertainment will be given on the evenings of May 1 and 2, at Jarosz hall, lhomas and Gaultler streets, by the young ladles and pupils of St. Adelberfs parish. The programme follows: "Fairy Bells" Chorum My Papa's Hat Drill. S "£? ny ,' ct Joe" • • Declamation Kissing Papa Through the Telephone"— Turkish Promenade. V<sCal So, ° 7Hhoi' mem P° zar °w". .- Pantomime _«»£ 'VX Instrumental A Glimpse of Cracow. "Szkota^' ld " headed MaD " Declamation '.'The Fair Daughters 'of' Japan' V .V. A . ..^Chorus "Imery G ka c'e '' k F&StlVal " &, «*"*■* In A d?an y c?ub brill! Declamation St*_*T___*2 ' ".V Instrumental Sword L D a rm Hymn C,aM ***** The same programme will be presented at Is? a£rnL matille€ * * "'docket S£ Marion aD Cra I ;ford! UU " lntertain ***** * or F ' Mrs. M. J. Moore, of Holly avenue enter tains the Ladies' Afternoon club May 2 Mrs. A. W. Ritzinger, of Fairmount ave ev U e e nin ce g n . te^talne,l the Bld Euchre" u_t H^, h6 i ot £ cer l and teachers of Park Congrega evenlne T^T a . aUpper at 6 °* clock St evening. A teachers' meeting followed. •h™ e „ m ,^ n of P£ i rk Congregational church give a supper and entertainment this even ing in the cfcurch parlors. Dr. Powers and W. W. Howard are in charge. „ e _ Econ £ my , w W*»t club will meet Friday with Mrs. Frank Brown, of Hamline. i Z h * Iv . y **■* "anoing club will give rts last dancing party of the season Friday even ing in Oxford hall, St. Peter and Tenth streets. St. Luke's Aid Society of St. Paul's Church will meet Friday afternoon at the residence of Mrs. Powell, 294 Pennsylvania avenue. The Ladies' Study class will meet Fricav with Mrs. H. C. Johnson, 224 East Winifred street The state executive board of the Woman's Suftrage association will meet at 2 o'.lock this afternoon at Dr. Cora Smith Eaton's offlee. In the Masonic Temple, Minneap Ut Mrs. C. F. Lutz, of Wells, will be present and present plans for state work. Mrs. Lutz is the state president. Ramsev county W. C. T. U. meets today at the Commons. Mrs. Percy Vilas, of Minneapolis, leaves this week for Washington to visit Mrs. Spooner. Miss Edna Mac Knight leaves for her home in Sheldon, N. D., next week. Miss Nelson, of Stillwater, is visiting 'n St Paul, and was a guest at the Schubert club musicale yesterday. Miss Edna Brown is home from L~s Angs les. Miss Farwell is visiting hc-r parents on Selby avenue. She will remain in St. Paul till her marriage in June, when she will re turn to Chicago to reside. Mrs. Jas. F. Wade has taken the McKibben house, on Ashland avenue. One of the largest balls given this year by any of the local orders was the annual ball by the Como Division No. 40, Auxiliary to the O. R. C, in Elk's hal last evening. The hall was decorated for the occasion with palms and flowers and the St Anthony Hill orchestra furnished music for an enjoyable dance programme. During the evening re freshments were served in the dining hall from tables handsomely arranged with roses. Many out of town guests were present and the affair was in every way successful. One of the Minneapolis divisions came over in a chartered car. The following were the committees: Execu tive committee — Mrs. J. W. Gilboy, Mrs. M. N. Goss, Mrs. H D. Powers, Mrs. J. K. Mor rison, Mrs. F. A. Pease Reception committee — Mrs. J. C. McCall, Mrs. J. Stapleton, Mrs. J. W. Noble, Mrs. H. Malloy, Mrs. J. Cardie, Mrs. A. McGlven. Refreshment committee — Mrs. W. Curran. Mrs. P. J. MeCann, Mrs. C. H. Way, Mrs. P. H. Kelly. Mrs. J. Mordaunt, Mrs. J. Mur phy, Mrs. J. H. Grlninger, Mrs. P. J. Houli han. Floor committee — M. N. Goss, H. Malloy, J. W. Gilboy, J. C. McCall, W. H. Monty, J. Cardie. Decoration committee — Mrs. W. H. Monty, Mrs. M. Kingsley, Mrs. J. A. Stapleton. A calico apron and necktie party and dance will be given Friday evening. May 13, in Central hall, Seventh and Sixth streets, by Starlight Camp No. 465, Royal Neighbors. The St. Paul Phrenological society will give a card party Monday evening in Central hall. Sent Out for Ninety Days. The men giving the names of John Hale and John Schwickel, who are said to be "Spot" O'Connell and Val Sweeney, were yesterday each sentenced to the workhouse SOUR STOMACH ♦•After I was Induced to try C A ""CA RETS, I will never be without them In the house. My liver was in a very bad shape, and my bead ached and I had stomach trouble. Now, since taking CascareU, I feel fine. My wife has also used them with beneficial results for sour stomach." Jos. Krehuxg, VXH Congress St.. St. Louis, -to. ayJp^w can ° v m \^ B CATHARTIC TRADE MARK REGISTERED Pleasant, Palatable, Potent, Taste Good, Do Good, Never Sicken, Weaken, or Gripe, 10c, Esc, BOc. ... 80LD EVERYWHERE. ... _terih» B—wty Ce-.0-cico, ■— t__*i »«w Tfk. ** MTA DAr*> Sold and ernaran teed by alt druir • I U*B All gUU to C HUE, Tobacco Habit Field, Schlick & Co. SUN AND RAIN at LESSEN UMBRELLAS-- half-price lt In *P-if, of lar ff e 3ale3 there wi H be splendid assortments of these for Thursday's selling. They are manufacturers' •Seconds " which show slight imperfections in the silk coverings Frames and handles are strictly first-class. And the covering' are prac tically perfect— a streak in the silk or a pin hole which has been darned, excepted. The "firsts' ; of these same qualities sell rieht here for $3.00, $4.00, $5.00, $6.00 and $7.00. Your choice of nearly a thousand "seconds" for * $2.00--T_vo Do!lars--$2.00 each. Black Silk Umbrellas for men. Black and Colored Silk bun and Rain Umbrellas for women. Sample Curtain Corners. A swell lot, only 300 Sample Corners of Fine Brussels Net Curtains at the lowest prices we ever quoted. They're samples of curtains that would retail all the way from $10.00 to $25.00 a pair. Each corner is 1% to 1# yards long— just half a curtain. The price will be 50 Cents each today. A big lot of fine sheer India Linon, 40 inches wide, for 9 Cents a yard, but not more than 24 yards to one buyer. Black Dress Goods. There are some Colored Dress Goods on a center table which are on sale at EXACTLY HALF PRICE. These specials in Black Goods will be on sale today only. Plain Black Mohair Brilliant- /)A me, 38 inches wide, regular 40c AvC quality, Thursday only . ** ' v Black Figured Mohair Brill- *n iantine, 44 inches wide, regular jfifC 50c quality, Thursday only V/ W Strictly All-Wool Black' Storm Serges, 50 inches wide, our _A special 65c values, Thursday AWC, Strictly All-Wool Figured Ar- PA mures, 44 inches wide, regular J)VC 75c quality, Thursday only v/V FIELD, SCHLICK & Co. for ninety days on the charge of horse steal ing. The prisoners took a horse and buggy be longing to Theodore Hamm from In front of Labor hall, Monday night, and drove .to Minneapolis, where they were arrested. The horse and buggy were recovered. LATCH STRING WILL BE OTTT At the First I'ri'sliyti-rlini Church, Grotto and Lincoln, Tonight. A cordial whole-soul invitation is extended to every one to meet their friends in a social way and enjoy the literary and musical en tertainment to be given at the First Pres byterian church, Lincoln and Grotto, tonight. Supper from 6:15 p. m. to 7.45 p. m., will be provided by the ladies of the church. The several committees have left nothing undone to make the entertainment a suc cess, while the following programme assures to all an agreeable and enjoyable time: PART I. Organ solo Selected Miss Elizabeth Stebbins. Baritone solo Selected Mr. Will F. Myron. Recitation Selected Mr. C. C. Fairchild. Vocal duet Swallows Miss Myrtle Burnett and Mrs. Fannie O. Shea Recitation "Our Country's Call" Mrs. I. E. Weirlck. Soprano solo Selected Miss Alida Lindsay, La Crosse, Wis. PART 11. Symphony (for two violins) Misses Edith Bartlett and Maud Godfrey. Miss Lillian Morton, Accompanist. Rhythm in Color Mr. A. B. White Contralto solo Selected Miss Myrtle Burnett. Recitation .... Selected Mr. C. C. Fairchild. Plantation Ditty Miss Florence Myron. Bass Solo, Organ Accompanist — Mr. Frank Wilson. Soprano Solo Selected Miss Alida Lindsay. HELD BY BEQUEST. Ferßurson Will Remain In C'aHtodj t'nlil an Officer Arrives. Chief Goss yesterday received a telegram from Sheriff Wilcox, of West Superior, re questing that Albert Fergurson, the man ar rested Wednesday night upon Information fur nished by F. B. Lattin, of 3 Mayall's alley be held until a West Superior officer could reach St. Paul to take charge of the prisoner. Mr. Lattin claims Fergurson ls the man who passed a fraudulent check for $20.30 upon him while he was in the restaurant business in West Superior a year ago. He will go to West Superior to prosecute the case. Twenty-Four Hours of Pleasure. are those passed on the New Pennsylvania Limited during the trip from Chicago to New York. Not necessary to leave the train en route, as every convenience is provided for lounging in luxury, eating, sleeping and pleasantly passing the time. For special in formation, apply to H. R. Derlng, A. G. P. Agt., 248 Clark St., Chicago. NO COINSEL FEES. Judge Kelly Thinks a Lawyer as Receiver Asks Too Much. Judge Kelly, In the district court, yester day ordered that in the matter of John H. Niemann against Michael F. Battelle, former ly partners under the firm name of Niemann & Battelle, Receiver John W. Lane be al lowed |200 for fees, but that counsel fees of $150 be disallowed. The amount of the estate is only $1,4*9.95. John P. Kyle, a creditor of the firm, dis puted the item of $150 for lawyer's fees. Judge Kelly held that the receiver, be ing a lawyer, should not call in outside as sistance. Suit for Professional Services. Dr. W. T. De Coster yesterday brought suit against Dale & Baumgajrdner for $155 for pro fessional services to Pote Olsen Ekberg, an employe of the defendants, whom he attend ed from Jan. 1 to Feb. 5, 1898. Pinch and Danipier are the doctor's attorneys. TRIPS THAT MAKE MINNESOTA FAMOUS. Half Rates Via Saint Paul & Duluth R.R. Commencing Saturday, April 30th, and ey ery Saturday and Sunday until Oct. 15th, Half-Rate Excursion Tickets will be on sale to Forest Lake, Chisago Lakes, Taylor's Falls (Interstate Park), Rush City and Pine City, tickets good to return any train Mon day. St. Paul & Duluth Ticket Offices, 39C Robert St., and Union Depot Lining Specials. Best Linings are cheapest here. Edwards' very best Lining Cambric in guaranteed first qualities, Black and all colors, Thursday— one <% day only— at less than half- fC price *<V Fine Silk-Finished Black Rus- Q tie Taffetas, a full yard wide. All (SC. you want today for. v ' v Our ■'Brilliant" Silk Finished Rus tle Taffeta, in Black and colors, |A better than some store's 20c ||l(_ quality. All you want today for V The best French Haircloth /|| made in the world— none better f.\Q. at any price, black and Gray... W Roman Stripe Taffetas, 10c. 15c Silesias, all colors, 10c. 20c Fast Black Percalines, 12}_c 15c Fast Black Percalines, 10c. High-Grade Ribbons, Neck wear and Belts for less than low grade stuff is selling for. RIBBONS— I,OOO yards of strictly pure Silk Fancy Plaid Ribbons in a choice assortment of styles, 4 /"■**■ inches wide, g-ood values at 40c / S_* a yard. Special sale price *V** NECKWEAR— 2,880 Ladies' New Silk and Satin String- Ties, in /|F» the newest effects of the season, /^H plain and fancies, only **t/V LEATHER BELTS in all the latest styles, in white, red, green, tan, navy blue, brown and black, at all prices between 25 cents and $3.00. 18c Tooth Brushes, 9c. 4"» c Hair Brushes, 23c. STATIONERY— "RoyaI Oxford" finest White Kid Finish Stationery, in all the new sizes, at these attrac tive prices: Paper, |0c "" quire. Envelopes, |Qc a package. MILTON'S CELEBRATED STAR BRAND BITTER Reduced in Price to __EaUC Lb- Fresh, Sweet, Reliable 2, 3 and 5-lb. Jars. Order a jar by telephone to day — Call 281. Fjilton Dairy Co., Sfh and Wabasha Sis, *- v - w ---^-- A --ifliA..__<,T I*T THE LONG DISTANCE ► 1 mm SERVICE... ; A m —OP THE— _ i NORTHWE6TERN ► 1 TELEPHONE ► a EXCHANGE L j COMPANY _-___ > EXTENDS north 400 miles ► into North Dakota, south- y west 350 miles into South ""* Dakota and lowa, southeast r A^ 150 miles into Wisconsin. Stay a tions are established in a larg-e J number of cities and town 3in r Minnesota, North Dakota and y A South Dakota. Connection is 1 made with the Telephone Com- r 4\ panics operating in all sections k A of the country now using- the j long- distance system. r a TELEPHONE [ A Now to over 7,000 subscribers L 1 and 250 cities and towns in Mln- nesota, North and South Da- ► 4 kota over the longdistance lines k of the Northwestern Telephone i Exchange Company. f J EXTENSIONS I A fair estimate is that durin-r ■. the year 1898 the above list will A be increased to 10,000 subscrib ers and 500 cities and towns. } — BUSINESS MEN — \ . Of Minneapolis and St. Paul be fore signing long term contracts ' for the service of another tele- y . phone company should be guar anteed a service equal to the ' i above. y PERSONAL— Many an Interesting story ls told in the personal column of The G 1 o bs wants. Read them, they may be of Inter.