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The Royal is the highest grade baking powder known. Actual tests show it goes one* third further than cay other brand Absolutely Pure ■ ■ ROYM. BAKINQ POWOCfI Cf ., NEW YORK. HOPPERS ON THE BORDER * . W FOES OF THE GROWING GRAIN ARE MASSING IN THE WEST If Left Until Their Win km Are O'ruwn, I They Mn.v H«we on Minnesota Preserver at Any Time and Dv Berleoa I>um:i«»- I'rof. L.u»«er, the BatomoloaAst, Make* Some SiiK'Kt'KtloiiM for Killing' Them. Unless the farmers of Minnesota ex ercise considerable care they will son be viti.nl by an army of migratory grassfcoppers that will devour their gn.in crops ana ru.n the r present p.os |m cts of prosperity. North Dakota is Jus. i.ow Bwarming with the pests and there ;s grave danger that they may cross the state fine Into Minnesota. Tno formers may avert such a misfortune 1 y plowing! and killing the insects with bvpper doses, bui: they must act promptly, for within a very short time the grasshoppers will acquire wings, and then it will be impossible to pre vi ivi them from spreading over this klixto and many others as well. In short, if the matter is not quickly at tended to the entire country may suf f< r ficni the grasshoppers. i^uch at least is th- opinion of Prof. Otto L,ug£tr, ihe entomologist, whp re turned yesterday fiom a tnp 'though North Dakota and Manitoba, where he naJf a special study of the threatened plague Prof. Lug-er went to the dis tricts wh:ch are affe ted by the insee s at -ht- solicitation of the No.thcrn Pa cific, which iv s through the grain dis tricts of North Dakota. Reports from places all aiong the lLie indicated an unusually full grain crop and a: the same time a serious danger that it ■would be ruirrd by the grasshoppers which have made their appearance tnia yeaj in unusual. y large numbers. He explained the situation yesteiday after noon to a report. r for The Globe. "The situation," said Pitf. Lugger, ''is quite serious. The grasshoppers an now hatching. They are two weeks eld and are btgnn^ng to have the ground. I found that in every case the eggs are laid in stubble fields and no •whtre else. This shows the importance of plowing the ground every spring. Every inch of the soil should be plough ed. That is the only sure way to kill thtm when they are young. They are buried, and being too weak to fight their way to the surfac? th:y die. "At the request of General freight Agent Moore, of the Northern Pacific railroad, I prepared a poster explain ing to farmers how to kill the insects and eopi.s have been posted on every depot between St. Paul and the Rocky mountains. There is danger of severe losses in certain restricted districts, but there is ample time left to prevent it. My principal aim in going to Nortth Dakota was to call the attention of farmers in that state to the danger and to have them take measures that would protect farmers on our side of the Hue. If the grasshoppers are not n killed off they are liable to come to Minnesota when they acquire wings. "The grasshoppers in cur own state are numerous, but they are not as much to be feared as the migratory kind. They eat as much, but they are r.ot as particular as to their diet. The ligratory grasshopper is a social in sect, moving in large armies and de vouring everything, but prefering culti vated crops. •"The grasshoppers are now In th? pr.'t.-Fy edges of roads and fields, where they can be ea.sily killed. The crops are all looking so well it seems a pity that they should be destroyed by in sect a "The question is, what will the prass boppers do when they get wings? They may stay where they are, or they may By. They will have wings about three ice from now, and they may spread all over the United States. They seem to be infected with the war fever and are liable to make war upon the whole cuntry. "It is important for farmers to watch the Red river valley. There the grass oppers lay their eggs in ground that ■ from roots. The soil is well drained and sandy, and they also man it' st a liking for the slopes of railroad beds. They are aiso in poor and neg le< ted fields where the soil is exposed to the sun rays. Stubble fields should be t specially watched. "This species of grasshopper is the Rocky mountain species that comes fn m the eastern foothills of the i'■ ■ Ides. It is numerous in Idaho. It lias been contented for a number of years, hut now it has broken loose again like a tribe of restless Indians, and is bound to inflict all the damage it can. There is another species of the grasshopper peculiar to the western elupe of the Rockies and which creates havoc in California. "I visited Winnipeg to study wire worms. They have inflicted a great deal of injury t<> the young grain, eat ing away the roots. They are larger than usual, but the roots they eat wiil outgrow the effects of their sting. The wire-worm is the embryo of the creak beetle. I also investigated the chintz bugs that have appeared in Winnepeg. I was in receipt of fifty letters a day about the chintz bug, and I thought the matter demanded attention. The plague has abated, and now I get about ten letters a day asking my opinion as to the best treatment to give them The danger from these insects has gmv.n less by reason of the rain. They require dry ground, and cannot live where the ground is wet." ONLY SCALP WOUNDS. Miss Smith's Injnriea Not Now Thought to lie Fatal. Miss V. Smith, the daughter of A. B. Smith living at U. 32 Iglehart street, who was seri ously injured in a runaway accident at Sum mit avenue and Rice street. Saturday after noon, was last evening reported from St. Luke's hospital, to be in an Improved con<li tion, with fair chances for her ultimate re covery. Fighting Bob, Evans Uses Foot-Ease. "Fortress Monroe, Va., April 12th. Dear Sir: Enclosed find money order for $1. Please send Allen's Foot-Ease to Captain ' Evans U. S. N., Comd'g Battleship lowa Key West, Fla. Also send to Naval Cadet Frank Taylor Evana, Battleship Massachusetts Hampton Roads, Va." Letters like this coW daJly. Allen's Foot-Ease is a powder to be shaken into the shoes. It gives rest and comfort to swollen, aching, hot, sweating tired feet. If you walk, march or stand you want It. All druggists and shoe stores sell It; 25c. Sample sent. FREE. Address Allen 6. O'.KStcd, Le Roy. N. Y. CITY SHODLD BUI A BLOCK COMPTROLLER M'CARDT SUG GESTS A BIG ACQUISITION When the Lease on the Present Cen. tral Police Station Expire* He Would Have the City Purchase the Entire Square on Which It Ih Located He Considers It an Ideal Site. The regular meeting of the confer ence committee yesterday afternoon lasted nearly an hour, something un usual, as generally the meetings con sist only of a 101 l call, filing of reports, and adjournment. This was owing to a number of sug gestions about cflty affairs made by Comptroller McCardy in a communica tion to the committee. The eleven members of the committee were promptly on hand and after electing Mayor Kiefer as chairman, proceeded to business. The reading of the usual monthly re poris was dispensed with and a motion to adjourn was about to be made when Comptroller McCardy pulled out the "biiggtrtions" and read them. The comptroller prefaced his printed suggestions by calling attention to the money which might be saved in the public printing bills. He instanced the oflicial proceedings as published May 9 as an example. Twenty inches of space was taken in the official publica tion of the proceedings to order the laying of cross walks on seven streets when by a consolidation of the orders and having one roll call publ'shed in- Ftead of a separate one for each order the orders could all have been printed in siven inches, so that fourteen inches was paid for by the city at 40 cents per inch when the $5.60 mi?ht just as well have lean s*'*e 1 . Mr. McC irdy thought if the law did not prohibit that the committee should notify the council that the expenses in this matter e.uld be reduced. Mr. McCardy S">ld: ASSESSMENT FOR PUBLIC IMPROVE MENT. If it is possible to have any change in our assessment laws made by the next legisla " ture, those changes should be thought out beforehand and prepared to lay before that body, and In this connection I th'.nk many of our people would hail with delight a change in the mar.ner of making, assessing and collecting the cost of public Improve ments. X is a grievance that many com plain of, of being required continually dur ing the year to look after their property lest some small assessments for sprinkling or other purposes may mature. Many believe, as do I, that all assessments for public im provements should be filed with the county auditor and by him spread upon the tax duplicates and collected at the same time as general taxes are collected. Some of the benefits of this change would be: First, that the property holder once having paid the charges against his property, knows that he is clear of any further anxiety in that line for at least twelve months. Second, that it would require those in authority, whose duty it Is to make public improve ments and levy an assessment therefor, to think out at least a year In advance what improvements, if any, should be made, and then make the assessment therefor and let the money be collected before the contract for the work has been let. It would cheapen the cost of the work, and all legal points would be disposed of before the work was begun. SIDEWALKS. Considerable cfcmplaint has been made re garding -wooden and cement sidewalks. First, of improper construction, and second, that they have been ordered where not absolutely necessary. It has been suggested by certain property holders that a very close personal inspection by the board of public w:rks should be made of the necessity of Buch im provement before the final order is issued. Complaints have been made that sidewalks have been laid In place of walks already ex isting which would answer all purposes for one or more years. I have personal knowl edge of the truth of these complaints in some cases. Even new sidewalks laid last year were so poorly constructed that they are now being overhauled and repaired. It would seem that more rigid inspection, both before and after, is necessary. The property hold ers were thereby compelled to pay out m:>n?y for tfcis Improvement, which was not abso lutely necessary. It is no answer to this to say that some sidewalks are in bad repair or need renewal, that is not what we aie at this time talking about. STREET FORCE PAY ROLL. This matter was before the last meeting of this body one month ago. Laborers are given a so-called time check at the expiration of a week's work certifying that the holder has worked for the city so many days, and that there is due him sj much money. This time check Is not author ized by the charter. A large perc o nt3ge of these time checks are regularly scalped every month by one concern. That It is an indus try of no small proportions, I need only in form you that over 500 checks were handed in to the treasurer for payment by this one concern above mentioned during the nunth of April alone. The street force pay roil 13 paid regularly every two weeks, and persons so employed should be Informed that pay day will be on a certain date, and that no tima checks will be issued. A considerable amount of money Is lost to the laborer and the city by the p.bove process, and whoever it is in the city's employ who assists any one in thi9 process of scalping should be given leave to retire from the city's service. This Lcard ought to adopt a resolution prohibiting the use of time checks. MARKET HOUSE. It is unfortunate that this valuable piecs of property should be allowed to fa!l 1 to its present dilapidated condition, occupyi g, as it dees, one of the most promin?nt corners in the city. It is now and has been for a number of years a source of expense ra'her than a benefit to the city. I am author iz?d to say that certain persons are ready and willing to lease this property from the city for a term of years at a price which wH produce a net revenue of $10,000 per annum. THIRD STREET POLICE STATION. The lease for this property expires on t*e first day of August next. The annual rental is |1,200. The property is about fifty feat front on Third street, and in addition to the buildings that were on the ground when the city leased it, the city has placed ad ditional buildings and improvements at a cost of about $10,000. This piece of props, t/ can be bought for $12,000. The rent we pay is 6 per cent on a valuation of $20,000, ard I think negotiations should be entered i:to wi.h the view of purchasing this propsit/. While this matter is being considered, steps should be taken by which the blcck bounded by Third, Fourth, Market and Washington streets, wou'.d be acquired by the city.* T Is is the block Just south of Rice park, a- d would make an ideal place for a public library. COUNTY EXPENSES. The real and personal property valuation of Ramsey county is $36,290,420, divided as follows: City $92,6:9,94 County 3f50,"28 About 9514 per cent of the valuation being in the city. The total taxes levied in the year 1597, for all purposes covering state, city, county and school taxes was $2,124,013.31. Of this sum about 97 per cent is assessed against the city property. Here is the division: City $2,058,596 S5 County 65,416 46 For the four items viz., county revenue fund (which is the expense account of the county), county bridge and road fund, county poor fund, and county interest fund, for the year 1897, there was expended by the county authorities $299,831.00. while there was as sessed to the territory of the county outside of the city limits only $8,290, so that there was only about 2% per cent assessed upon the territory outside of the city limits for the above four items of county expense-s. A law passed some years ago, requires the county auditor in the distribution of penalty col lected for non-payment of taxea, to appor tion the same by giving one-half thereof to the city, and one-half to the country. That this Is manifestly unjust, I need only say that the city during the year 1897, received as its share of this penalty $26,038.87, and neces sarily twice that sum was collected. Now If the total amount of taxes assessed against the property outside of the city limits is about 3 per cent of the total asseased it seems unfair that of the penalty collected that the county should receive 50 per cent thereof. ROAD AND BRIDGE FUND. There was expended for road and bridge fund In Ramsey county outside of the city limits during the year 1897, the sum of $16, --OSS.BB. There was assessed for that fund for the year 1897. the sum of $17,332.27, of which only $657.13 was assessed on the property In the county outside of the city limits, an* I • THE ST. PAUL GLOBE—TUESDAY JUNE 14, 1898. while all this fund is expended outside of the city limits, there la only about 4 per cent or It raised In the territory benefited. The authority to fix amounts to be levied annu ally for the management for county purposes lies entirely In the hands of the board of county commissioners, and it seems to me that when 97 per cetot of the taxes is raised on property within the city limits, that the city authorities should have some voice in con trolling the expenditures on behalf of the county. Whether this can be done or not. Is a matter for investigation. It certainly cou'.d be done If the city and county boundary lines were the same. That too great a levy was made by the county authorities for this fund In 1896, is apparent from the fact that while J1fi.096.88 was expended on county roads in 189 1 there remained an unexpended balance In the road and bridge fund on the county books on Dec. 81, 1897, of $8,010.23. Many thousands of dollars have been expended on county roads in the past ten years, and one need only travel over some of these roads to be convinced that the money was not in all cases at least, wisely expended. PURCHASE OP SUPPLIES, No officer or board is permitted by the charter to make any purchase for account of the city save on a requisition for same, which has been allowed by the council. Any purchase made otherwise is a personal ob ligation of the party making the purchase. Some departments have been making bills in violation of law and taking the chance of getting a requisition later from the coun cil to cover the claim. J a }£ ls thoy were not alw ays successful, and there are now four claims pending of H?- s ? ature - It has been attempted to cure this by having the council adopt a resolution obligating the city to pay these claims ille gally made; a power which it does not pos se .ss. It would be well to instruct the clerk of this board to call attention of all depart ments to last paragraph on page 72 of the charter, which reads as follows: "Neither the departments respectively of said city, or any officer thereof, shall have any j-ower or authority to make any con tract or to create any debt against said city before the common council of said city shall ! have authorized the same; and no commit-' tee «f said common council or officer there- ' or shall allow or approve any claim in favor 1 of any person or corporation, for any purpose whatever attempted to be created as afore said, unless the creating of such claim or ' the incurring of the indebtedness shall have been previously authorized by said common council, as aforesaid." PAVING. An inspection of the streets paved w.th j asphalt will induce you to seriously consider whether asphalt as laid down in this city is the best material with wh'.cb to pave the streets in this climate. A good opportunity I Is aliorded for comparison of paving laid on streets which have been in use ten years and guarantee expired, with those of the more recently laid. You w.ll oh.erve that j very extensive repairs are needed in both. I Compare these with the brick pavement laid on Fifth, from. Wabasha to Cedar, and Judge for yourselves. Mr. Wheelock was of the opinion that some of the suggestions of the comp troller were practical and some were impracticable, owing to the fact that l it would require legislation to correct ; them. On his motion Uae matter was | made a special order tm- an adjourned \ meeting June 20 at 3 p. m. The comp- | troller promised that each member of the committee should be furnished j with a copy of the suggestions today i in order that they might be advised ! and ready for discussion at the ad- • journed session. The report of the board of school in- i specters for April had been made the I special order for yesterday's meeting. \ In the course of an informal d'scus- ! slon, President Zimmermann stated j that, after spending $12,000 in repairs j during the past year, the board would 1 close the school year July 1 with $774 ! on hand. The amount expended in placing the j Ericsson, Douglas and Humholdt i schools in a good sanitary condition had to be expended, owing to the I health commissioner forcir.g the Rut- ! tan system to be taken out and new i plumbing and sewer connections made. The Hancock, Harrison and Rice schools needed the system of ventila tion and closets changed, but it was impossible to do anything, because there was no sewer connection with the schools. All the money necessary for salaries, President Zimmermann said, could be secured for the coming year, but there ! was no money for repairs. Mr. Wheelock favored the issuance I of bonds for the erection of new build- j ings being placed before the voters at j the fall election. While the question had been raised as to the constitution ality of the law, it would be best, in his opinion, to submit the question to the citizens, ard take chances on the courts holding the law good. In answer to questions, Mr. Zimmer mann stated that it would take $22,000 for repairs the coming year. If accom modations were to be made for the in- i creasing number of pupils, this sum j would-have to be raised to $45,000. In discussing the question of a sav ing by dispensing with the services of the janitors for the two months dur ing the summer, Mr. Zimmermann said it was not advisable, as the janitors put in the two months cleaning up the buildings and making such repairs as were necessary. Each year, Mr. Zimmermann said, the school board paid about $3,000 to the water board for water used in the schools. He was of the opinion that the water board should not make the schools pay for water, especial'y as the school board was now striving to keep the expenses down and the schools go ing for ten months each year. President Wolterstorff, of the water board, stated that the schools were furnished water at nominal rates, but Mr. Zimmermanr served notice on Mr. Wolterstorff that in tre future he should approve no water bH!s. TO BE LAID IN AUGUST CORNER STOKE OF THE CAPITOL. AWAITS SOfcEMX RITES It la Proponed to Make (he Cere monial » n Aliens! as BccocueM ihe Month lien. >-,vii«-(1 Orators "Will Take Part, and There Will Be a Gala Day for Minnesota Civic Parade a Probable Feature. The construction of the state capitol has progressed to that point where ar rangements 'have been undertaken for the formal laying of the corner stone, the ceremony to take place some time during the latter part of August. This was decided upon at a meeting of citizens at the chamber of commerce yesterday afternoon, where the laying of the corner stone was informally discussed with members of the capitol commission. In a general way it was agreed that so important an event should be auspiciously carried out, and Chairman Seabury, of the capitol com mission, was empowered to appoint chairmen of different committees," who will in turn appoint their several com mittees, to undertake and perfect ar rangements for the formal ceremony. Until these committees begin their work the nature of the programme will not be definitely known, but it is un derstood that the corner stone laying will be a grand affair, participated in by prominent personages from through out the state. One feature of the occasion will probably be a grand parade of the prominent statesmen and others who will take part in the ceremony, accom panied by music, and possibly a turn ing out of local civic societies. The corner stone will be one^bt the huge blocks of granite of which the capital foundation is being constructed. Within the aperture w.hich the iblock will fill will be placed historical docu ments and mementoes of the state's growth and development. At the capitol grounds there will be music by bands, singing of patriotic songs, and addresses by speakers to be later selected. The work on the capitol is far enough along at present to permit of the Immediafe laying of the corner stone, but In order that the ceremony might be more auspiciously carried out it was decided tftiat it would be tetter to postpone the event until the latter part of August. Chairman Seabury will name the committee delegated to his power in the near future, when the active work for the celebration will commence. WAR TAXES ARE IN FORCE INK WAS HARBIT COLD BEPOEE THE WIRES WERE WARM Collector* of Customs Received Prompt Orders to Go to 'Work on the New Basis od Collection This Morning— —Beer and Manufac tured Tobacco Will Be the First to Feel the Change. Brewers and cigar and cigarette man ufacturers will this morning, begin to contribute to the new war tax. Th^ president signed the war revenue bill- / yesterday and the work of the treasury in making arrangements to get at the sources of revenue was rapid. The local internal revenue collector was directed by telegraph as to what his immediate duties would be, and before noon today tihe government will be realizing in the new meaaure. Collector Yon Baumbach was not In town yesterday, but his chief clerk pro ceeded at once to provide for the col lection of the new taxes. So far as the instructions go the additional taxes will apply only on beer and manufac tured tobacco. The other things wi.l come later, as soon as stamps can ba supplied, and within a week or so every check that is cashed will have to bear a stamp, just like a package of cigaret tes. So far as this collection district is concerned the most important addition to the source of rtvenue under the new bill will be 'thiough the added tax on beer. The increase is practical y 10.1 per cent. The brewer is not going to lose by the change, for William Hamm Etiid last night that all beer would be : advanced in prica to the retailer in the amount that the tax had been advanc ed. The tax on beer has been $1 a bar rel. The future tax will ba $2 per bar rel, kss 'the previous discount of 7^ j r-er cent. Last month the revenue f.om the beer stamps used in this district amounted to $49,602. During the com ing month the revenue is likely to ap proximate $100,000 fur the natural in crease in the c:nsumpti~n of the bever age, added to thi increased tax, will more than double the revenue of. last month. The rate on manufactured tobacco and snuff has been 6 cents per pound, and this is just doubled. Formerly stamps were issued for packages of 2, 3 and 4 ounre-. Now ttie stamps wil'. hi for pachages of 1, 1 2-3, 2y 2 and 3% ounce?. The revpiiuj latlt month from tobacco and snuff was $812, and this wil! be pract caily doubled. The addition to the tax on cigars ard cigarettts will prrvide for an imp r.ant ircrease. The old rate was 13 per 1.C09, while the new tax. will re at the rate ol $3/0 This app ies specl ically to cigars and cigarettes | weighing more than i iiiree poui ds to the' 1.000, and as there j are none manufactured in tliis ditrict i weighing less than that the tax will j apply generally. The increase is just i cne-fifth ad wl 1 add at lea=t that much to the sum of $11,882 that wa3 ' .c 1 eeted 'as iron h. i The new stamps will be ready for j is-sue at once on these articles, as the instructions of the commissioner of rev enue provide that rubber stamps may be used and the new series put on the ' old stamps. A provision is made for the exemp tion of stocks of tobacco upon which stamps have been affixed, since April 14. The amount of these stocks are to ; be shown to the collector, and he will i aximif of: the sale of the. packages if the ""stocks include more - than 1,000 pounds of tobacco, or more than .20,00) cirars. The manufacturers of proprietory medicines are arxiouss to know when the starr p law-.goes into..effect on their products, and the->.- collection- has. had many inquiries. No instructions have I as yet been received' from the depart - j ment, but will be received in a few i days no doubt. The tax is at the rate of one-eigMih of a cent for every five cents retail value in the package, and a- five-eigths cent stamp will be issued for packages that sell at a quarter. Ths collector has as yat no informa tion as to the method of collection of the corporation tax, or the tax on checks and other evidences of indebt j edness. This latter will be easily dis | posed of, as the law simply requires | that the two-cent stamp that is yet to j be issued be pasted on each check. Brewers and cigarmakers say that I they have no especial and common ar rangement, but it is said by all of them that the additional tax will be added to the selling price of their goods. There will be some addditions to the collector's office at once. A couple of additional clerks will be employed as soon as the collector gets back — prob- I ably this morning, as he is only gone I to Alexandria — and a number af addi ! tlonal inspectors will be sent, out to I inve?tigate the statements of stocks on hand reported by the tobacco man ufacturers. ST. THOMAS COMMENCEMENT. < Programme of the Exercises for Next Frlilay. Last Friday the final oral exanrnattor.s be gan in the College of St. Thomas, and will continue until Wednesday. The examinations cover all the work of the second ssssion, and fix the status of each student. They are con ducted by the professors of the col rge, under the leadership cf Archbishop Ireland. Thursday will be field day for the college, I 'and Fiiday the final exercises will take place in the hall of St. Paul's seminary at 3 p. m. The graduates from the comm.rcial department are Robert O'Connor, Lawrence Foley, Martin Kennedy, George A. Earth, i X J ■^^ 'I L [fl ' IL\ LzjJ^*' LOVE'S *--*?-s*^ FLOWER GARDEN. In Rove's Flower Garden there is the full-blown rose of married happiness and the hoiy perfume of joyous motherhood for levery woman <who takes proper care of her health in a jwonlanly way. For the weak, sickly, neryous, despondent woman, who suffers untold miseries in silence from weakness and disease of the delicate organs concerned in wifchaod and motherhood, there are only thorns, and to her the per fume of motherhood is the aroma of death. No woman is fitted for the responsibili ties of wifehood and. the duties of mother hood who is a sufferef in this way. Every woman may be strong and healthy in a womanly way, if phe will. It lies with her self. She needs^'in the first place, a little knowledge of the reproductive physiology of women. This she. can obtain by secur ing and reading acopy of Dr. Pierces Com mon Sense Medical Adviser. It contains iooß pages and overjjoo illustrations. It tells all about all thd ordinary ills of life, and how to treat them. Several chapters and illustrations are devoted to the phys ical make-up of women. It tells how to treat all the diseases peculiar to women. It gives the names, addresses, photographs and experiences of hundreds of women who have been snatched from the verge of the grave to live happy, healthy lives by Dr. Pierces medicines. This rfeook she can obtain free. It used to cost $1.50, and over seven hundred thousand copies were pur chased by women at that price. Over a million women now own copies. For a pa per-covered copy send 21 one-cent stamps, to cover cost of mailing only, to World's Dispensary Medical Association, Buffalo, N. Y. For cloth-binding, send tea cents extra, or 31 one-cent stamps. Stephen Herrlck, John J. Desmond, James Andus, Prank J. O'Neill and Ralph L. Olynn. They have passed a successful ex amination In bookkeeping, commercial law, business arithmetic, shorthand, business practice and English. From the classical department the grad uates are James B. Doyle. Joseph Venus, James Sklujaeek. Francis Stenzel and Donald Cameron. They have completed the course In science and mathematics. The former course includes Latin, Greek, German, rhetoric, ora tory, literature, history, and numerous re lated studies; the latter embraces physics, chemistry, botany, geology, physiology, zo ology, logic, plane and solid geometry, trigo nometry and algebra. Friday the following programme will be presented: Overture-'-Siren- Marshall St. Thomas' Mandolin Orchestra. Salutatory, with "Higher Education"— «t »w. * , Mr - Joseph Venus Last Minstrel," Canto VI., Stanza I done into Greek Verse. Mr. James Sklujacek Latin Oration Mr. Donald Cameron Selection— "Summer Nights" Guchert St. Thomas' Mandolin Orchestra Oration— "Catholics in Science"— _ , Mr. Henry Fogarty Prologue— "Merchant of Venice"— c , . „ Mr. John O'Hara btreet Scene— Messrs. Thomas McCarthy John O'Hara and J. Crowly. Selection-"Cradle Song" Lansing St. Thomas' Mandolin Orchestra Trial Scene— "Merchant of Venice"— Messrs T. McCarthy, John O'Hara, J. j Crowley R. McCarthy, J. Kavanaugh, James O'Gorman. E. Crawford, J. Mc- Groarty and J. Corrigan. Sincerity," with Valedictory— a Conferring of Diplomas.^ E> D ° yle Address . . H on. Thomas D. O'Brien Finale— Serenade, "Badine" Wheeler Sst. Thomas' Mandolin Orchestra. LAKE TEEMED WITH FISH DAY'S SPORT AT GLENWOOD, ON THE SOO Official* of the Road Give Some of the Newspaper Men of the Twin Cities an Ontlng They ItrouuJit Hack 440 us Evidence of the Sport They Enjoyed Guest* in the Party. "Look alive boys. Three cheers for die Soo line officials." The shout that went up in response from eighteen, tired and dust-covered hut happy an .d smiling men startled every one wiihin a radius of two bocks of the depot in Minneapo is. i.hT h l n S ?,° tr Jt in had Just P ull€ <* into * e^, P ? Wlth a special car attached, n which were the eighteen men, and rpt,f^ h " € offlcials ana former had te?n the guc-sis of the latter since Sat urday evening en the third annual f.sh given by the officials 'to the newspap^ men and friends of the Twin Cities The cheers were given as an evidence t^rL %^ Orts of the officials to en tertain their guests had been success i £ h? « fi6h ns part y wa *» made up o£ Jcihn Rogers Jr., W. J Rouleau T R ! I>. Fenwick, C. F. Keyes, W W , Lcorard, Fred H. Oilman and J. v" I Dani?ls cf Minneapol s; Dr. B. A. Phil lips^ of Mernam Park, and A. H. Hill of Boston. Th-e Soo officials that looked after the welfare of the newspaper men f.nd their friends were W. S. Thorn h™^ ?r en^ ral P assen ser agent, and S <J E - Hun'tington, city ticket agent, of this city, and W. B. Chandler, city ticket agent of Minneapo^s ! vir . Th , c Jggf r «*r«t exposed during the | w ; o!e trip was th .t tus:n;s 3 interfered with the plans of W. R. Callaway gen- - era] passenger agent of the -goo, and ■ he was not able to be one of the party as m former years. The trip . was a most delightful one. L- £ aul men were escorted to Minneapolis by Mr. Hun-:ingtcn and there j;i fed forces wilh the ft nn-apolis contingent and the w.hole party boaided one of the fine Soo line tourist cars that had been reserved for their use The start was made at 6 o'c^ck, and from that t ire v: til 11, * h:n the train ieac i efi ulenwood, the time was pleas mtly pasred with card?, cigars ard refresh ments. On arriving at Glenwoed the special car was sidetracked and evey one turned in for a good sleep to.be ready for the 4:30 o'clock call when the start was to be mad; for the fl h;n~ grounds on Lake Minnewaska one o*f the prettiest little bodies of water in Minnesota ard one that teems with gane fish cf ev;ry descripfon At 4:30 the call to "get up" rang fbrougn the car and a few moments later the whole crowd was on the plat form shaking hands with Frank Welli vsr. the local agent of the Soo. and Lncle Joe" Emery, the proprietor of the Sam Parker, hcuse, who assisted in entertaining durin? the day. After a good breakfast at the Parker hruse the start was made, and an hour later every one was fishing away for dear hfe. And how the finny tribe did bite At times it seen:ed that the fish were in the watfr merely waiting for the bait ie be drpp.d over the fide of the boat There were Hack bas=, pike, cropp es. p;ckeiel ard perch. So good was the sport that the men kept at it until 10-g j after the sun had disappeared over the horizon, with only a sho-t stop at noon for lunch, and the sum total of the df.y's catch was 446 fisa, 280 pike and SO bass, and all beau: is, and the rest n;ade up of perch, pickerel and crop pies. The return trip was a repetition of that going out and it was iust as th* party was breaking up at the depot in Minnsapo is that the three creers time times over, were given for the Soo offl cials who had given the boys such a pleasr.nt day. TO CURF A COLD !N ONE DAY Tnke Laxative Bromo Quinine Tablets. AIJ druggisis refund money if it fails to cure. 250. The genuine bas L. B. Q. on each tablet LEITER'S WHEAT WATERLOO Continued from First Page. at |1.05, at which price he held it for a fort night, and at the same time support July. This was evidently the point at which he got beyond his depth in the sea of speculation. Then came the propitious weather for»the growing crop, accompanied by an early har vest in Texas, and the actual delivery of wheat from the present harvest year in Chi cago ten days ago, which had the effect of allaying all apprehensions as to the po.sibi'.ity of a supply from the winter wheat sections sufficient to assure deliveries under the July option. Despite the suddenness of the slump in Minneapolis, following Chicago, yesterday, there were no injurious effects announced. A personal visit to several banks by one largely interested In all that pertains to transac tions in wheat in that city resulted in as surances that no disturbance was noticeable in any direction. The fact Is, the break has occurred at an opportune period. It Is a season of the year when doubt necessarily exists In every well balanced mind as to the outcome of the crop. Conditions at present are conceded to be superlative as Indications of a most gratifying yield; but at the same time the critical period Is Just about making its advent. The present break will have the effect of causing the market to settle upon a correct basis for the establishment of values lor the cereal during the forthcoming crop year. WHEAT CIRCLES EXCITED. / Startling Rumor* at New York Re garding Chicago's Bull Clique. NEW YORK, June 13.— Wheat circles were considerably excited today over the publica tion of startling rumors affecting the financial standing of Chicago's famous bull clique. Color was given to such reports by a sensa tional break of about 22c per bu In the July options at Minneapolis and Duluth, In which markets it was understood the bull interest maintained Us greatest holdings. Along in the late afternoon, however, on reports that heavy export trade had been accomplished, prioea Jumped almost 2c a bu, and .doted ( I &F~i\lk Headquarters of the Northwest >^^^ j! SIXTH AND ROBERT STREETS. ST. HAUL. > jj Radical Reductions for Tuesday's Trading |! ij Women's Silk Underwear. Dress Goods Specials, j| A manufacturer's stock bought A Tuesday list, the warm weather '! jj cheap consisting: of broken lines of fabrics priced to suit. ' ,; Sleeveless. Short-sleeve and Long- • j, sleeve Silk Underwear, Summer, Navy blue and black Storm Serge i! > Fall and Winter weights. The 44 "'nch wide, all pure wool, PA ' prices we name will move this lot the 75c a yard kind. Our !' quick. Just afew spscimens: Tuesday price VW ,i Women's Silk Vests f\f\ Navy blue and black Cheviot, all ]' sleeveless, pink, blue, /UP sponged and shrunk, the correct i| i cream and black £,7v * abric 'or seaside or mountain, |i I 50 inches wide. Our (|>-j f\/\ \> Women* Silk Vests, lace special price, per % I 1 11 1 i| trimmed, white, pink.blue If\ yard VJ/loW |i birck 1 :. I .^?' . and . .!^ 4"C Plaia Brilliantines- jj Trr 27-in,, 35-cent quality, for 23c <! Sle!vr S n i'rk L ° UgOrShOrt QQr 36-in., 40-cent quality, for 30 3 Vests , yOv 36-in., 50-cent quality, for 40c 44-in., 6S-cent quality, for 50c I; Vests VjM.^vf 44-in., $1.00 quality, for 75c j Women's $4.00 extra /?>n -I A Mohair Sicilians i| heavy Silk vests, long Tk / IvJ 50-in., 50-cent quality, for 25c j or short sleeves Vp &1 •I J 54-in., $1.50 quality, f0r. ... .$1,19 rather steady, July at 83c and September 75% c, although the latter on the curb eased back to 75Vic FRISCO MARKET 'STEADY. Letter's Doings Have But Little Ef fect at Golden Gate. SAN FRANCISCO, July 13.— The decline In prices In Chicago wheat affected the local market but little. Shortly after the news of Letter's doings reached this city the market assumed a chaotic state, but soon recovered. Shorts filled rapidly, but more assuring ad vices from Chicago caused an abatement of the excitement. The market was well opened here before th news was receivd. Had It not been, there would have been a sharp decline. Prices were as low as $1.31 l / 4at one time, but gradually went up, and closed at $1.34. May — Oh, Harry, they have the most beau tiful little locketa at Stlffany's, with sham rocks set In them. Harry — Yea. May, but wouldn't you rather wait a little while and get one with a real stone?— Jewelers' Weekly. ST. PAUL BREVITIES. The St. Paul Phrenological society will hold an open meeting at the Commons Friday evening. Scarlet fever was reported at the health office yesterday existing at 381 Arundel and 463 La Jon d street.. The State Pharmaceutical association will hold its annual meeting In room 16 at the state capitol today. Grant HoKon, an unmarried man of 28 years, was yesterday committed to the asylum at Rochester as insane. Dr. J. F. Fulton has returned from Denver, where he was attending the American Medical Meeting of physislans. Judge Amidon, of North Dakota, is In the city and will commence holding court in the circuit branch this morning. The annual meeting of the State Medical society wi'l be held in the representatives' hall at the state capitol Wednesday and Thursday. The annual meeting of the state normal school board will be held tomorrow morning at the state capitol in the office of Su perintendent of Public Instruction Pender gast. Labor Commissioner Powers yesterday re ceived a box of foreign pamphlets on the la bor question from the federal bureau. The books were printed in several different lan i guages. There will be a panorama o-f the present war given at St. Frances hall, Warsaw street, near West Seventh, Friday evening, June 17. S-tereopticon and moving picture machine will be user 1 . M. H. Greenly, a Wisconsin Central con ductor, well known in St. Paul, was kille'l Sunday in a railroad wreck at South Finch, Ont. The interment will be at Minneapolis. The pupils of the Edmund Rice school will give an entertainment this evening at the Pa cific church, on Acker street. The proceeds of the entertainment are for the benefit of tiie library and flag fund. Anna Smith was given a decree of divorce from Charles Smith by Judge Brill, yester day, and Judge Kelly severed the ties that bound Abraham TaniioU3 to Azize Tannous. The latter couple were married in Asia some years ago. The charge in each csse was de sertion. Inspector Mcc sch, of he state 1 bor ba ©au, returned yesterday from an inspection tour along the St. Paul & Duluth railroad, between | Cloquet and St. Paul. Ho found an increase In the number of employes, as compared with last year, in practically every town ol im portance. AT THE THEATERS. "Shenandoah," by the Neill stock company, at the Grand seems to bs what the pjbfic wants in these times, when the sight of the stars and stripes arous.s the patriotism cf every true American. This exc;llent com ; pany, as a whole, was never seen to better advantage, and Jas. Neill himself, is especal ly effective in the fine character of Col. Kerchival West. The first of- the cut-price matinees will o:cur Wedn^-sflay aftern:o:i. Charles Dickson, of "Incog" fame, Is' re hearsing with the Neill company for the initial production, next week, of "Mistakes Will Happen," the new rol.lc-king comedy. AT THE HOTELS. ASTORIA— J. H. Ward, Aberdeen; H. F. Wilson, Aberdeen; M. E. Collins, Hinckley J. D. Vail and wife, Chicago; A. E. Phillips, F. W. Ludlow, New York; A. Jchnson and wife, Red Wing: F. Bell, Minneapolis; H. C. Whitmore, Duluth; J. C. Colburn, Chicago; Mrs. Rilla Angle, Milwaukee; H. Star, St. Peter; Sam Henderson, St. Peter; C. B. Echerman, Chicago. CLARENDON— J. M. Grlme3, Duluth; J. A. Coller, Shakopee; A. Saettre, Rcohe.U r; John Horan, city; J. H. Watte:son, Alexandria; B. Salverson and wife, Milwaukee; Fred Chamberlain, Chicago; Chas. Carpenter, Austin; R. O. Armstrong, Nashville Center. METROPOLITAN— S. Shoemaker, J. Nelson, K. K. Elliott, H. Morrison. George Craie, R. E. Walker, J. A. Falrby, W. A. Fairby C. W. St. John, W. Hewitt, A. S. Thompson W Williams, Fred W. Huckell, W. J. Eaton, Carrberry, Man.; H. W. Nichols, West Su perior; C. C. Kirkpatrick, Springfield; Mr. and Mrs. L. D. Miller, Cheney, Minn.; W. JT McDonald, Texas; C. DufTour, Kilborn, Wis. ; J. M. Dyer Sabula, Io. ; C. Gardner, Fred G. Chamberlain, East Saranac, Mich. MERCHANTS'— E. E, Coffey, Crookston; G. A. Wells, Great Falls; B. S. Lobdell, Chicago ; L. E. Mahan, Chicago; A. J. Seaton and wife Detroit, Mich.; J. S. Mann, Winnipeg; S. F. Peters, Winnipeg; H. S. Dearborn, Owaton na; W. C. Brown, Winona; A. G. Pinkham, Owatonna; J. F. Seagog, Duluth; S. Bourman, Seattle; L. M. Biorn, Eumbrota; F. E. Dubois, Green Bay; F. Pierce and wife Durand; E. S. Mead, Winona; H. M. Bell, Green Bay; E. C. Unstad and wife, Minneapolis; J. R. Carna han, Indianapolis; J. Tell, Carlton; A. M. Masser, Chicago; C. Keith, Princeton; C. C. Mordough, Milwaukee; B. Stafford, Omaha; W. W. Lee, Long Prairie; G. B. Ward, Alex andria; F. Bambauch, Alexandria; T. Harper, Detroit, Mich.; F. Rhomberg, Dubuque; P. H. Carney, Mankato; F. J. Howes, Mankato; P. G. Cohen and wife, Montana; J. D. Graham. Livingston, Mont.; T. P. Jensen, Albert Lea; J. A. Bede and wife. Pine City; J. L. Rose. Chicago; A. G. Thompson. Missouri; L. K. Harvey, Huron; F. Lamp, Huron; Mrs. Hunt lngton, Spokane; G. H. Gray, Oaks, N. D. ; T. E. Adams, Melrose; W. C. Lecrone, Farlbault; W. H. Laird, Winona. RYAN— B. S. Loney, Superior; W. G. Smith, Detroit; W. L. Johnson, J. M. Rose, Alfred Mlnzer, New York; N. G. Woodside, Miss Eva Reynolds. R. H. Moran, S. T. Row ley, Chicago; W. R. Kenyon, Syracuse; Sinmn Well, Chicago; E. O. Grover, Minneapolis; W. S. Shearer, Chicago; J. S. O'Brien, Still water; J. W. OHver, Rochester; J. Atehison, Dea Moines; W. Qulgley, Ohio; S. Romans, New York; A. H. Mear. A. S. Levy, New York; C. Read, Philadelphia; E. G. Holmes Detroit; C. P. Hudson. H. E. Park»r, Chi cago; C. A. Cram and wife, Cleveland O.- E. C. Merwin, Masselon; J. W. Olson Albert Lea; 11. B. Whitney, Buffalo. SHERMAN— L. A. Gulkeforth, Carlton; A. Heinzedmann, San Francisco; B. J. Mews Kenyon; Samuel Ingels, Hemlock, Ind.; wl R. Greenlan Oshkosh; A. K. Flnsetn Ken yon; H. H. Xvi, Kenyon; R. Coulton, St. Paul; Wallace H. Lord, St. Paul- W H Baldwin, Anoka; S. Nervig, Slater, Io.; O. o! Felland, Northfield; Miss S. Felland, North field; Miss I. M. Gofl. Milwaukee; M. P. Don nerson Cresco;; G. H. Bakken, Faribaulf Miss D. Towle, Brainerd; James Davis Carleton; G. O. Skaret, Brookings, S. D.:Rev| M. Mertz, Helena; Mr. and Mrs. George Her rm, Rockford; Mr. and Mrs. John Kemn Kil bourne. WINDSOR-T. F. Smith and lady, Kansa. City; Joseph T. Breeman, Canton, 0.; Fred G Green Columbus. 0.; C. R. Long, Chicago; F. H. Btdwell, Chlckamauga Park; Henry W Morgan, Lake City. Minn.; T. B. Sloman, Spo kane; Fred Galley, Milwaukee; A. W. Hob son, Chicago; W. H. Dickson and wife, Ta coma. Wash.; Mr. and Mrs. D. Kubourner Rochester, Minn.; Ashley Coffman, St. James- Mrs. C. P. P. V. Clum, Sauk Center- J R Armstrong, St. Paul; A. H. Berg. St. Louis'; Frank Ertman, Cloquet; Haldor E. Boln Fer gus Falls; J. E. Barker and wife. Austin. Minn. VITAL STATISTICS. MARRIAGE LICENSES . Oscar Swanson Ramsey Coun'y I Charlotte Anderson Ramsey County James R. Arigan ....Hennepin Ccnutj Margaret E. Walsh Ramsey County R. 11. Moran Cook County, 111. Ena Reynolds Cook County 111. Henry Saver Ramsey County Amanda Gross Ramsey County Henry A. Glassing Ramsey County Annie Pocke Ramsey County BIRTHS. Mrs. William J. Forrester, 69S Laurel. .. .Boy Mrs. Jas. Anderson, 1151 Sherburne.. .. Boy Mrs. J. Paulson, 1151 Sherburne... Twin B3ys Mrs. C. R. Hammergrln, 187 E. 14th.. ..Boy Mrs. W. Martin, 394 Van Buren Girl DEATHS. George Boener, 661 Linden st 4 mona Laura E. Skoog, 624 Olive st 11 wka Mrs. B. Sterling, St. Cloud, Minn 24 yra Frederick Ladwig. 1197 Hancock 63 yra Henry Manteufel, 88 Augusta 2 yrs David L. Jamieson. 260 Iglehart st 67 yra Betsy Strand, Hamline, Minn 30 yrs Baby Stoffe!s, 1444 Langford ay 2 dya Baby Clara, 224 Victoria 7 wka Beatrice Drane. 13 Winter st 6 mona Hugh Alfred Ritchie, Michigan *...42 yra Mrs. Margaret McCabe, 151 E. Isabel. .75 yrs Mrs. Conrad Johnson. 249 E. 9th st 21 vrs Floy A. Mathews, 779 Aldine st 16 yrs DEATHS. CLIFFORD— In St. Paul. Minn., June 13, 1898 at family residence. No. 213 East Winifred street, George F. Clifford, aged 67 years. Funeral from Westminster Presbyterian church, Wednesday. June 15, at 2 o'clock p m. RICHARDSON— In St. Paul, at late residence, 161 South Robert street. Monday, June 13, at 9 a, m., P. J. Richardson, aged 39 years. Funeral from above residence Wednesday- June 15. at 8:30. Service at St. Michael's church at 3 o'clock. MAGUIRE— At her late residence, 621 Uni versity avenue. Sunday, June 12, Winnie C., beloved wife of Janifes A. Maguire, aged 38 years. Funeral from 1207 Ninth street south. Minneapolis, Tuesday, June 14, at 2:30 s. m. ANNOUNCEMENTS. THE TRUSTEES OF THE STATE SAVINGS Bank, Germania Life Bldg., Fourth ml Mien, st?., have d clnred a serr.i-ann i. 1 dividend at the rate of 4 per cent pc annum for the period ending July 1-t, 88. De positors entitled to i .t»rest wil p:ei c p e sent their pass-bcoks at the b;nk for eitry after July 20th, 1898. All deposits made be fore July 3rd, IS9S, wi;i be tntitled to six months interest Jan. 1, 1898. Jul. M. Gold smith, Treas. FUNERAL NOTICE. ALL MEMBERS of Carmel Chapter No. 127, O. E. S., are requested to attend the funeral of Brother George F. Clifford at 2 o'clock Wednesday afternoon, June 15, at Westmin ster Presbyterian church. East Winifred and Greenwood avenue. By order of the A. M., Ella Doran. Fanny Penny, Secretary. NOTICE— The officers and members of Sh» kinah Lodge No. 171, A. F. and A. M., are hereby notified to meet at their hall, corner South Wabasha and Isabel streets, at 1 p. m. sharp, Wednesday, June 15, to attend the funeral of Brother George F. ClifforJ. By order of W. M., E. L. Fales, secretary. MARRIED. MORAN-REYNOLDS— At St. Paul, Monday, June 13, 1898, Eva Reynolds, of Chicago, and Robert H. Moran, of Chicago. SUMMER RESORTS. ISLAND'S OCEAN HOUSE. NEWPORT, R. I. Most Fashionable Summer Resort in America. Opens Juno 25. Bathing. Yachting, Boating, Wheeling, Fishing, Cliff Walks, Ocean Drives, Golf, Tennis, Polo. Special Rates for July and the Season. "Sea Food a Specialty." Write for Booklet. WARREN LELAND JR., Manager. _ AMUSEMENTS. WSTWm A Play B y tUo Every True ££& Neill Stock Go. Next week— "nialakei Will Happeui" with Chnries Dickson In the leading role. BASEBALL ...ST. PAUL vs. DETROIT... LEXINGTON PARK. $3P-Game called at 3:45.