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B O. Brooks, Joseph Smith,
P. 11. Th.-rnton, Oeo. W. Womack,
Wm Delaney. Charles J. Weyl,
Tom 1-. :.!artin, Dr. H. Lankester,
A. D McLeod, Alex. J. Stone,
John Wagnener, John D. O'Brien,
Sun. J. Duuuelly, Minneapolis—
Jno C McCarthy, W. C. McCormack,
• O. Tankenoff, W. H. Daniel.
Frank W Uaer, William Baldwin,
Jno. 11. lyes, F. J. Geist,
Aaron Foupi ney, Rali>h Rc-es,
John We^h. J. W. Tamm,
O. 11. Crowloy. Lars V.. Rand,
Paul Fontaine, T. P. Healy.
J. B. t/ovington, P. M. Sta.-ey,
C. F E«n Join B. Marker,
J 1- M&cDonald, M. J. O'Connor,
J. A. l.setTinan. ■ W. M. Campbell,
Berndt Olson, W. EL Goodteg,
A. llagv rum. V. J. V.oArdle,
Frank Thome, F. B. Long.
George Thill, George S. Canfleld,
Henry «>v;nnor, George Cooke,
H F Weasel. David B. Johnson,
P. F. Peebles. N. C. Hardy,
W. 1. Perkins Jr.. E. H. Krolwitz
Otto Brtmer, John H. Nickell.
Adolph Bremer. Charles M. Par.d,
J. M. Hawthorne, Frank C. Brooks,
J. J Murphy, John G. Quinn,
I>r. O. S. S J ine, J. O. j'avis.
S \\" Badger, Lewis U. Larson,
H J Strouse Alonzo Phillips,
J J Eg in E. H. Clement.
A. K. Capehart, Leon D. Brown,
J. C. Michael, '••'• A. Itr.ynolds,
H E. Dri r. Weingart.
Win. 11. Donahue, K-d .1. Conroy,
J. Q Donnelly, Franklin G. Holbrook.
John Kerwin. Alex Tod,
Janus King. P. N. Stacy.
James A. Meade, Harry A. Lund,
Bdward Dahl, H. P. Pratt,
WT.llam L. Abbott. S. A. Sto-kwell,
T. F. Darragh, J. C. llaynes,
a i-.. Lauer, K. 15. Hazard,
Ch.irVs McDonald, E. R. Lynch,
.li>t;n ! Kelly, E. S. Corscr,
W. O'Halloran . V. R. Gibscn,
; i. Tombler, Wyoming, ilinn.
P. H. Klrwan, Olivia.
W. A. Statey. Frankfort.
T. J. ratlin. Delano.
7.. H. Austin. Duluth.
C. T. Zaninan. Molntoeh. Polk county.
C. J. Hu-'ll, St. Anthony Park.
Oerolt Cibson. New York.
l>r E. H. IVrkins, Excels! t.
Charl.-s C. Kolars, Le Sueur Center.
As the last strains or' the -Queen s
Idrce Handkerchief closed the musical
programme Mr. Rosing arose amidst
applause and said:
•My f Heads: It is well that we Bhould
draw a lesson from the Spanish war. Th£
soldiers who wont into battle with well-lined
B'.Muaclis madtf the best fi;rht. We have pre
paiud for that which is to come. It is not
neceaary that I should offer to Senator j
Jones a welcome from Minnesota. Democrats. 1
Every breath of ozone he has taken has
been "full of welcome. But I extend, in my
official capacity, the welcome of the state to j
our disunnuif.hed gue*t." He referred to tho i
R.-Vuhlii-an cartocn In which Senator Jones
Is seen driving a wagon in which \V. J.
Bryan. John Mnd and C. A. Towne are
«\tt'her.'d. He evoked great applause at the
mentton of the names of John Lind, at
CMokaniauga. and at the mention of the
name of Mr. Towne. His remarks were very
brief and he closed by introducing T. D.
O'Brien as toastruaater.
GREETING TO HH, JOKES.
To«iitnia.ster T. D. O'Brien Extend* It
to the Evening's Goeit.
Mr. O'Brien said:
A toastmaster Is generally accorded a wide
range fi>r his remarks. Commonly they take
the form of criticism of the addresses al
ready made, or rather hazardous predie'lons
of those to be made. It occasionally hap
pens that he is compelled to confine hlin
' eelf to aDpeals to the speakers to cut It
»hort. as the committee has positively guar
anteed tha.*. the evening's exercises would
close before breakfast hour the succeeding
morning. The announcement depresses the
•pirits of those whose namew appear far down
the list. No such announcement will be
made here. With Gratiano we "bar tonight,"
and adopt the maxim that
"The best of all ways
To lengthen our days
Is to steal a few hours from the night."
Neither will I indulge in prophecy. Our
gULSt of this evening has a large eccumula
tion of my predictions made during the cam
j>al«jn of 1596. none of which were fulfilled.
I can. however, say to Senator Jones that ]
this testimonial of our respect for him ia a (
pleasing duty, a duty because he is the head |
of the creat Democratic party now engaged, j
as we believe. In a gigantic struggle to per
petuate the institutions of this government !
and constituting the hope of the republic. ■
'A pleising duty, because we love him for ,
th« gallant battle he fought under the most j
adverse eiivunurancc-s two years ago; and we I
say to him tonight that the Democracy of i
Minnesota, organized as it never has been, !
Is heart and soul with the Democracy of the j
nation. With it in its contest against grant- I
ing special privileges to the few, against j
corporate greed and concentrated wealth; j
■with it in its fight for bimetallism. We I
Etill believe in training our gun 3 upon the
fortress we wish to demolish, and Republi
can conventions may pile their resolutions I
raounuin high without convincing us that i
the way to secure bimetallism is to declare !
for the single gold standard.
The senator will forgive us, however, if ;
•we devote some of our attention tonight to ■
the particular struggle in which he finds us 1
«ii?iu: d. To us he Is .lames K. Jones, of •
O-.v United States; our interests are hi 6 In- '
teraata, and we claim the right to burden
him with our domestic affairs.
For nearly forty years this state has been
under the absolute control of the Republican i
party, although during a great portion of !
that time a majority of the voters of the :
BUte w«re in opposition, but by Willful
manipulation the friends of good govern- <
ment were kept divided and the Republicans i
remained in control — that is, that party act
«d as trustee for certain large holders hay- !
Ing what a lawyer would describe as the
legal tlt!e to the administration, the equitable !
or real owner being the railroad corporations. !
It was only natural, therefore, that when i
th.' three anti-Republican parties united upon !
a ringing declaration of prlnelrles, which
constituted an indictment against the party
In power, that the Republican party in con
vention assembled availed itself of the right i
accorded to every criminal and stood mute. '
There was nothing which could be roir.te>i
to with priie. No promises which had been i
kept. The greatest boast of the delegates '
■was that they were smashing a corrupt ma- '
c-nlno which they themselves had built up,
and so they commended the war, the cold
Standard, came out string for good roads,
and then did the bidding of their masters,
tlie corporations.
The last few months have given to the
people of this country four literary curiosi- I
tioa, for all of which I believe the Repubii- j
can party can claim credit.
There is Sampson's report in which he
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6 flfaop |3 El JBJ^^k JB^Pi
SEVENTH AND CEDAR STS.
*el. 7X2. Meat Market, 782. I
39 Cents
For a bushel basket of fancy Transcendent
Crab Apples, while this car load lasts. They
■will ni>t be here long at this price
$1.25
Per Hanvl for fancy Duchess Apples- a j
great bargain while they last.
12 Cents
IVr pound for those fancy Selected Sprin--
Chickens.
25 Gent-.
Tot six pounds of fine, large Sweet Potatoes.
15 cents
A basket for Concord Grapes; fair quality.
5 Gents
Per dozen for Minnesota Sweet Corn.
6'■ Gents
A bar for Kirk's large 10c size White Cloud
jt*>ap; 3Vsc per bar for the five-cert size
Those wrappers are redeemed by J. S. Kirk
A Cu. for benefit of your church.
20 Cents
Per basket for fancy Washington Plums
chtap^todaV* ° f M ' chigan Peac *es; good 'and
95 Cents
For half-bushel boxes of fancy California i
lello-w Freestone Peaches.
9 Cents
A pound for Select Sugar Cured Smoked ,
B% Cents
A pound for Sugar Cured Smoked Picnic
Hams. ;
16 Cents
A pound for choice Table Butter.
5 cents
A pound for a fresh shipment of Whole Java !
Rice. i
3 Cents
For a basket of fancy Minnesota Tomatoes.
9 (Jents
For ten-pound bags of the Best Yellow Corn
Meal.
19 Cents
A pound for a Choice Creamery Butter
4 Cents
For full-weight loaves of the Best Vienna
Bread in this city.
10 Cents
A gallon for full stre- gih (45 grain) White
Wine v megar, in your own Jug.
takes credit for winning a battle he never
saw. Shafier's message givsn when thou
sands of American soldiers were lying in the
fever-laden trenches at Santiago, and the peo
ple at home were waiting anxiously for
news, that "C:ipt. Alger is well!" There is
the Doodle Boole of Wisconsin, and last, but
not least, the Republican platform of Min
nesota.
No political convention ever 6truck a more
deadly blow at the Interests of the people
ihan did the late Republican convention of
this state.
It is conceded by all students of the sub
ject that the speediest ar.d best solution of
the economic questions which beset us would
come through the honest and fearless ad
ministration of justice and the rules of law.
A few months ago there was rendered by
our supreme court a decision in the action
known as the Stuenerson case, which to my
mind is the most important decision of mod
ern times. There the rule Is laid down that
in considering the amount of earnings which
a railroad may claim as a matter of right
on which to base its rates, the coat of re
producing the road and Its equipments Is tha
test, and not the bonded Indebtedness nor
the amount or value of its stock.
Thus by a few strokes of the pen the su
preme court of this state has eliminated tho
chief evil in watered stock, and as for bonds
the people nerd not care should the railroads
continue to Issue them until even an Eng
lish nobleman would be ashamed to lend his
name to a syndicate for their disposal.
That decision was unanimous, and every
one of the Justices is entitled to our n^mlra
t!on and respect for the fearless attitude of
the court upon this momentous question; the
Republicans, Start and Collins, no less than
the Democrats. Mitchell, Canty and Buck, and
another Republican who mada that decision ]
possible by his indefatigable advocacy of thd |
right was the present attorney g>Mieral, Mr.
Childs; and yet of those six men, five, the
three Judges who were candidates for re
election. Justice Collins, a candidate for gov
ernor, and Mr. Childs, a candidate for the
supreme bench, were ignomlulously rejected
by this machine-smashing Republican con
vention, and sent to condole with A. Y. Mer
rill, the hero of tho Anderson bill, and re
flect how much more profitable it would have
boen had their names been on the brief In
opposition to the people's cause, for there Is
found the name of the man this same con
vention Indorsed for United States senator.
Mr. O'Brien's remarks were punctu
ated by vociferous applause. Hl3 hap
py reference to the literary fulmi na
tions of the past year and the points
made In connection with the action of
the supreme court were received with
special delight.
The gathering was demonstratively
enthusiastic. A times Mr. O'Brien
was interruiptecPby applause and in
deed the same manifestations of in
dorsement of the sentiments uttered
were frequent through all of ihe
speech - mak i n gr.
A. T. Ankeny's introduction as a man
who could talk on the political situa
tion in Minnesota, was the sigrn for
a renewal of the applause which con
tinued to break out as the speaker re
viewed the history of politics in
this state and gave some figures in
comment on the "normal Republican
majority of 60,000 in Minnesota, ac
cording: to the claims of our Republi
can friends." Mr. Ankeny was fol
lowed with close attention as he quoted
figures to support facts.
JTDGE ANKEXY'S ADDRESS.
TLong Continued Control by One Par
ty Cannot bat Re Baneful.
Judge Ankeny said:
Mr. Chairman: When Minnesota entered
the Union in ISSB. the Democratio party was
in political control. Now, forty years after,
when we consider the wisdom and the justice
embodied by the framers in our state con
stitution, we cannot but accord to them both
statesmanship and patriotism of the very
highest order. After a long and most patient
acquaintance with its admirable provisions
I hesitate not to say that no builders of a
s i 'ate, in any age or clime, ever more cleariy
defined the true powers of government, or
more sacredly guarded the just rights of the
people. To set in operation this magnificent
construction was confided to a Democrat—,
our first and only governor — the luster of
whose fame shines only the brighter as the
years roll by. The name of Gov. Henry H.
Sibley stands, and probably forever will
stand, tho proudest In Minnesota's history.
The Civil war coming on, the Republican
party, here as elsewhere, obtained control.
That aEcendenoy, from one cause or another,
by hook or by crook, sometimes In good re
pcrt and more often in ill report, has been
maintained down to the present hour. While
every other state In the great Northwest
has frequently eeen cnanges in political ad
ministration, here we are mournfully led
to cxcl?.im:
"Such as creation's dawn beheld,
Beholdest thou it now!"
STRENGTH OP PARTITSS.
The Republican majority for president In
this stpte during this time shows an average
of about 28,000. The average majority for
govern or has been less than 10, COO. Indeed,
in several instances It has been uncomfort
ab:y low. In 18C9 It was only 1947; in 18"3
5.49fi; in 1888. 2.6C0; in 1892. 2.267. and in the
last campaign, wh<=n the majority for presi
dent was ever 60,000, that of the present gov
ernor over John Lind was only 3.582. Once
only, and in 1862, the combined Democrats
and FopuMsts carried the legislature, and
the candidates for the supreme court were
elected by an average majority of about in COO
The man. therefore, who complacently slum-
I bers in the belief that Minnesota Is at all
I times and undtr all circumstances surely Re
publican, and that come what may the al
.'led forces cannot win in a given contest
stands a fair chance of being disappointed!
To Democrats the results are and have been
mptters of secondary importance. They have
abiding faith in their cause and they know
that sooner or later the triumph must come.
"WHERE REPUBLICANS FAILED.
The conviction is fast settling down in the
minds of thoughtful citizens that we have
not. In the past forty years of Republican i
control, made the most of our wonderful j
natural advantages. When our state came !
into the Union we were on the very con- I
fines of civilization. Today we are prac- '
tl.ally midway in the onfment. Our p ;pu- I
lation was then about ITO.fXO: now It is ten !
times that number. Our assessed valuation i
of real and personal property is about Sf>oo,- j
000.000. Astonishing as are the-© figures nnd !
Indicative of enormous growth, I sti'l just
as confidently declare that they are by no j
means what thoy ought to be. tf. during all I
this period, just and fair conditions ha<! at I
all times prevailed, the growth, develop- J
ment. and progress would have been very
much greater. In considering our favorible
location In the sisterhood of s'ate-s, old
you ever observe upon the map that the ;
grpat lakes of the North stretch half way
across the continent as if for the sole pur- '
pose of connecting us with the (rr»et wa- !
t»T ways and markets of the world? We
have an area of over 83,000 square roflfs I
It is larger than al! of Now England, vrth I
Maryland and Delaware added. It It n<-«rly
as large as the two big states of Pennsyl
vania and Ohio. It has ."O.fOO.COf) aorea of
agricultural, timber and mineral 'and' sm
ply inexhaustible In their weal'h. We en- ;
joy a climate which bears nealth and vip-^r
upon every breeze. With over 3 000 miles
of constructed railway, and a people mad*
up of every other's best, and ta.*.t unfrylng
into a splendid race, our capabilities am in
deed such as to mock all our past, achfeve
mentF, and to invite us to a destiny beyond i
all human computation.
Looking, therefore, at such conditions In
their true light, the convfetion is rot a
forced one that the narty so long in po'Hlcal
control ha 3 br-en simply playing with th=
Development of our vast rpsouro.es. Our en
ergies have been misdirected, snmvtims par
alvz-vi. and nur resources have bo»n wasted
Wealth, ambition, greed and power r<*'-«
been allowed to dcminat«, and as a conse
quence, while perhaps the fcrtunste md
favored few have srtxrn. neh. of the great
masses who die and delve it must be said
they have not as a rule prospered Of the-e
It may be truthfully said:
"They lower buckets Into emnf.v wellg
And grow old in drawing nothing up!"
CONTINUED CONTROL BANEFUL.
Mr. Chairman: In my opinion there is
nothing so baneful for any people as a long
continued political control. It must be so la
the very nature of things. The very wat rs
require change to prevent stagnation and
pollution. Even the seasons come and go.
and the stars do not always shine. The ever
fatal, tendency is for the whe«'s of gave-n
--ment to get into a "rut," and the longer
they continue the more difficult is tha work
of extrication. Changing th* figure, things
simply "drift." If there be wronxs- 'hey
are covered up; if complaints, they are rat
ted down. And so the political "machine,"
greased by the lubrications of official fe-s
like a modern Juggernaut, moves ruthl-s»'y
on. crashing and. crushing everything that
stands in its way. Meanwhile, tha great
prostrate body of the people, like Bozarrls
lies bleeding at every vein."
REFORMS DEMANDED.
It would be Impossible m a brief address
to set forth all the evils which demand re
form. They are specifically Be t out In our
platform, and Include such matters as the
following: The proper care of our nubile
lands; the just and equal taxation of Dron
erty; the establishment of fair rates of
transportation and. storage; the rigid control
or our fiduciary Institutions; the regulation
of official fees; the preservation of an inde
pendent judiciary, and a full recognition of
the rights and Interests of the toilers and 1
THE ST. PAUL GLOBE THURSDAY AUGUST 25, 1898.
producers. Over nnd above all these Is the
riglii.rul demand for a wise, just and com
petent administration of public .affairs.
Let us consider for a moment the first o'
these — the public land 3. Under the various
land grants the railroads of the state claim
to own about 20.0O),0iK) acres, or two-flfths of
the entire area. At a valuation of $5 per
acre this would reach the modest sum. of
SIOO.COJ.OOO. At ?10 per acre it would be double
that sum. Congress at one time donated to
the state the swamp landa, about 5,000,000
acres. It did this en the theory that the
stale would be induced to drain them and re
claim them, and so g!ve them value. Be
tween ISUI and ISSfi the various legislatures
of the state practically gave them all away
to railroad companies, thereby expressing lta
conviction that the proper way to drain these
lands was to build a railroad over them. A
greater farce was never enacted. I desire to
say that I am no enemy of railroads, and I
do not share in that general and sometimes
senseless denunciation of them. They are
among the greatest civilizerß of the agel
They open up our prairies, transport to mar
ket the produce of the settler, and bring
back to him from the merchant the comforts
and luxuries of life. But when we consider
the generous donations from the state, every
consideration of justice and honor demands
that at all time 3 and at all places they should
deal fairly and equitably with all classes of
our people. The rates should be just and
reasonable, and based, as our supreme court
lately he!d In the Steeoerson case, not upon
the extravagant cost of construction, watered
stocks or princely salaries to officials, but
upon a fair income upon the reasonable cost
of a reproduction of the plant. Thus based,
tho long existing controversy will cease, and
both the shipper and carrier may prosper.
With a prudeiit but firm man like fiov. Lind
nt tho helm all such difficulties would vanish
like tho morning dew.
THE SCHOOL LANDS.
Look for a moment at the school lands.
The donations by congress to the state for
public schools were tha doublo sections 16
and 36, and amounting to 3.030.C00 acres.
These should seasonably have produced a
school fund of fully $00.000,000. About three
fourths of these lands have been sold, and
the sum received is abjut $12,0C0,i00. It may
Ultimately reach $20,000,000. Some were ag
ricultural, some timber and others mineral
lands. The fact is well known that thou
sands of acres of the finest timber lands
havo been sold at a price far less than their
value. In iua.uy cases depredations have beea
committed by trespassers and settlements
made at ridiculous figures. In 1884 the lands
covering the now famous Mountain Iron
mine were duly selected by the state for ti>a
benefit of the school fund. Yet it afterwards
appeared that they had been relinquished and
had fallen Into private hands. The value of
this mine, covering about 500 acres, is today
fully $12,000,000, a sum equal to all the school
lands, timber trespasses and what not re
ceived during all these years from the sales
of the bulk of this splendid donation. What
ever may be the excuse tendered, the fact
remains that this one act of carelessness, if
It be no worse, has shamefully betrayed one
of the most sacred trusts ever committed to
mortal hands.
SOME MORE OP IT.
Again: The railroad companies to whom
such grants were made always claimed and
were accorded the privilege of making their
own selections. They accordingly expended
large sums of money la surveys and never
failed to find the best land. In 1894, however,
Mr. Biermann., the Democratic state auditor,
conceived it to be his duly to make the
selections. He did so, and tendered the deeds,
but the companies stubbornly refused to ac
cept them. Thus deeds for some 270,000 acres,
like so many waifs, seem to belong to no
body. Meanwhile the lands escape taxation,
and the people make up the difference. Who
will triumph remains to be seen.
All are familiar wkh the late decision
of the supreme court, by which the unused
railroad lands are now to be placed on the
tax lists. They involve larids worth $15.000,,
000 to $20,000,000. A triumph was here gamed,
the value of which is inestimable to the peo
ple and the state. It involves proper taxa
tion, wlsa administration, independenca of
the judiciary, and justice to all c.asses. Not
the least of the benefits will be that these
lands so long held out of market and out
| of taxation, may possibly in the near fu
ture become smiling farms.
Another evidence of mismanagement Is af
forded in the mineral lands. Under present
regulations any one may now lease 160 acres
for one year for the purpose of prospect
ing, and thereafter may take a contract for
fifty years on a royalty of 25 cents per ton.
This is practically a sale, and a private
sale at that, which is forbidden by 'the con
stitution. Man>-*_ abuses were formerly
committed by taking a first year's lease
and then, under the pretense of prospecting,
the timber was taken off. There can be lit
tle question that the state has in one way
or another lost vast sums. The iron region
of Minnesota is concededly the richest on the
glabe, and it is of the utmost importance
that lands still unsold or unleased Ehould
be sacredly preserved so that the last dollar
of their real value may be obtained; that
the private miners and settlers shall be pro
tected in their Just rights, and that fair
rates of transportation shall be accorded to
all for the marketing of their ores. It is
only by such means that the state can at
tain its proper and full development.
PEOPLE ACCOMPLISH MUCH.
Notwithstanding the fact 'that the state
during all this time has been under Republi
can control, the people have not been wholly
silent and inactive. They have made them
selves heard In more ways than one. The
agitations at the fireside and on the hustings
! have seen their good effects in the passage
, of better laws and often in the reinstatement
of better methods. It is to such efforts
that we have now better protection for the
fruits of labor in the lien laws. The labor
bureau, if properly conducted, would be of
great help to the cause of the worklngmen.
We no longer see the odious Plnkerton de
tective axnone us enforcing unjust demands
by dubious methods. The law against the
intimidation of voters and the Australian bal
lot makes at die polls the weak as powerful
as the strong. Arbitration largely takes the
place of the bludgeon, and at the
time when the streets of Chicago
ran with blood in a strike over
Pullman care the difficulties here between the
Greoi' Northern and the employes were ad
. Justed easily and honorably. The board of
I railroad and warehouse commissioners is a
i step in the right direction, not only for
J transportation, but for storage and inspec
tion. All that is yet needed is that !t be
wholly independent and thait the greed of
the buyer may no longer by false measures
[or grades wrong the producer. We no long
er have special legislation, but the princl
; pie of direct legislation begins to operate
! as it has in the matter of taxing the unused
j lands. A comfortable home now makes cheer
; ful the declining years of the old ve'eran
! The children of the 6.0C0 and over school
; districts of the state now have, or may have
' free text books and all the necessary sup-
I plies for their education. Each and all of
these grand instrumentalities and improve
* mentß, and many more, have come to the peo
: pie, no: by the trace of the party in power
but often in defiance of it. They came as.
Magna Charta came, as the bill of rights
came— at the demand of an aroused and
earnest people.
RIPE FOR SUCCESS.
The political conditions in this state wer«
, never more hopeful for success. When tha
; war with a foreign power was going on all
questions? of a national character, and which
had heretofore divided the great political par
; ties, were by common consent for the time
allowed to remain gilent. That war is prac
tically over, and the great principle has been
established not only for ourselves, but for
j the world that no nation may longer oppress
, another, even though it be its own colony.
I »c now enter upon a new era, and eu tn
j larged commerce will take to the remotest
: p , art f ?* th * earch the enlarged produces of
: the field and the loom. The world will grow
more in a year than in a decade before Do
these crowning and matchless glories belonjr
to a party? *
In God's name, I protest against the in
famous assumption. They belong to all par- '
; ties, ay, they are the common heritage of the
race. In time like this therefore, when the !
p<x>ple of a state come to the selection of
their officers for a proper administration of
public affairs, the man who would ignore
the evils under which we have so long suf- !
Eered, and seek to wrest from us and rp- '
{ propnate to himself thes« common >nnors !
i and world wide in their influence and extent ;
' suould be promptly silenced as a brawler end
disturber of the peace.
Our noble leader, John Lind, though Mill
absent in the military service of his country j
, is with us by the inspiration of his great '
, name and his devotion to the cause of hu- I
; rr.anity. That c«m« alone is a tower of '
strength and Is a household word in every
; Minnesota home. His nomination was neitV^ '
w Jf, ÜBht P Q I enforce^- but it came as the I
blessing of heaven comes, gracious,, soon- I
uneous, and all-abounding He Is not '
j flighty, impetuous or headlong, but Is calm I
! prudent and deliberative. He is not meddle' '
some, subservient or litigious, but he la i
courteous, manly, and tolerant. He never
shirked a duiy nor betrayed a, trust. He
! never had a "policy," but his highest aim '
i has ever been to learn the wishes of tho '
i people and then bravely carry th<Mn out i
Every interest however small, every Interest '
however large, would receive patient consld- '
eration at his hands. He Is emphatically a '
man of the people, a.nd every act at his "lira
attests it. No man of his age in. all this
broad land exhibits in his career so many of
tile sterling qualities of head and heart of
that greatest of all Americans— Abraham I in
coin. You tell me the people of his state do
not so .appreciate the man? I point you to
his phenomenal run two years ago when the I
heart of the country was rent with excite I
ment, and when aggregations of wealth and '
power unexampled in the history of dollUpt i
were hurlod against the sacred cause of the
people. I deem it an auspicious omen that
tiie able and dlstlnguish-ed leader who then
led our hosts' site face- to face tonight with
a few of: the true and tried supporters that
made his work, a victory even in defeat
You tell me. again, that the politic*! machine
has not been destroyed, and I answer, true,
but it is badly dilapidated and its operation
i 3 now entrusted only to other but newer and
more inexperienced hands. The old prac
titioners who once made it a terror and a
power now look smilingly on, awaiting with
eouiT&sure the discomfiture of the pretenders.
To my friends of the allied forces I need
only cay: The day of our redemption is at
hand! All that ia needed is heroic determi
nation, sublime courage, and an honest de.
votion to the Interests of the people. Then
el.'all our noMe state stand proudly forth,
and, gathering, up . the work of those who
laid the foundations in the beginning, it will
ba truly "redeemed, regenerated and disen
thralled."
"THE JUDICIARY."
Patrick Fltzpatrick, of Winona, re
sponded to the toast "The Judiciary."
He spoke of the necessity of preserving
the judiciary from the trammels of
partisanship. Mr. Fitapatrick is one
of the most prominent men of the First
district ; was the nwninee for congress.
He is happily witty and Mr. O'Brien in
introducing 1 Mm referred to the remark
of the Minneapolis Journal to the ef
fect that he was the homeliest man
in the First district, to which Mr. Fitz
patri'ck replied by saying he was will
ing to abide by the result of the vote
of the homely men. In responding to
the introduction last nlgTit, Mr. Fitz
patrick said:
Mr. Tcastmaster, in that campaign I was
beaten by a majority of 10,000— which go«s
to show that I was wrong, and there are
more handsome men in the First than in any
other dU'triet in the state. He referred to
tho judiciary as the bulwarks of the liber
ties of the people and eulogized the supreme
bench of the state, and continued:
Wlwn two years ago the Chicago platform
criticised the exercise of the power of the
courts and demanded its restriction, the Re
publican press of this country went wild with
Indignation over the assault on these un
crownt d kings of the bench, yet a few weeks
ago the Republican party of this state de
nounced the idea of a continuance of the
great members of the supreme bench in this
state. They would place in the seats of a
Mitchel!, a Canty and a Buck, a machine
politician. This party, which is drunk with
the drunkenness of power, which is wild
with the rage for more power, and which is
tottering to its ruin under the influence of
a manifest destiny and a more manifest bar
rel (laughter and ap-p:aus«), this party seeks
to set aside a pure judiciary and to set about
the rights they have taken from the people
an extension of that Chinese wall they raised
up and last labeled Dingleyism.
The Republican party has destroyed
the commerce of the country, the
speaker said, in conclusion, and it now
became the duty of the people to see to
it that the judiciary was preserved
from the threatened attack. Mr. Fitz
patrick evoked lons continued ap
plause by the fire an-d vigor of his
remarks, which had the added merit of
being very brief.
J. L. Townley was introduced as tho
most modest Democrat in the state of
Minnesota. He besought him to speak
up, and, as Mr. Townley is famed for
a voice that has the quality of the
clarion.
"OCR BANK EXAMINER."
Jolin i.. Townley Snya Bank Deposl
tortt Know What He Hasn't Done.
Mr. Townley said:
This state baa no "bank examiner!"
Section 410 of the General Statues of 160 i
provides for a "public examiner," a» fol
lows :
"That a competent person, a skillful ac
countant, shall be appointed by the governor,
by and with the consent of tha senate, to
examine state, county, city and all public
and quasi-public institutions."
Section 413 -gives this "public examiner"
full power to visit, without prior notice, and
fully examine into the ass2t3 *<nd business
conduct of all banking institutions of the
state.
The law presumes that all public officers
perform their respective duties! We all
know that no such public duty has been
performed in this state; and, therefore, we
have the right to presume that we nave
neither a public examiner nor a bank ex
aminer.
History and experience alike prove this to
be true. We have an incumbent in the office
behind a door that is marked "public ex
aminer."
What he has done, I cannot tell you.
What he has not done, the sad bank de
positors of St. Paul can tell you.
This incumbent is a Republican functioo
ary, and was created and appointed by a
Republican governor and audited, examined,
passed upon and confirmed by a Republican
state Benate, and, hence, must be the very
essence of real, actual, genuine Republican
ism. As such essence, he has cost the state
and its good people many millions of dollars
by his failure to close up insolvent building
societies and backs.
Can the grand old party pc4nt with pride
to thia dereliction of performance of duty?
Observe the elephant's trunk hung lv shame!
Personally of said incumbent I know
naught, I do not know him. He is surround
ed and clothed with the presumption o£ in
nocence. So are all persons under trial on
indictment!
He has never been irdlcted yet, that I con
learn. It would not avail if he were, for the
amount is very large.
I visited his office once, having given prior
notice with others to inform him that a
I building society, conducted by Republican
I officers, now all Republican officeholders, was
robbing the poor, and to obtain his aid for
the people who were thus being plundered;
and he actually "dozed off into a slumber."
I withdrew, knowing him to be a quiet,
j peaceful and inoffensive gentleman. Years
afterward, that building society assigned—
and as there ware no assets to pay the ex
penses — a receiver was appointed.
Again I assert, that this function of our
state government is genuine Republicanism
of the confidence sort. Kir.d of a go.d
standard stuff, wherein its salary is the
only product yielded.
Seriously, gentlemen, our state was very
wise in the statutory croation of th's office;
its mission was and is to protect t'ae inno
cent depositor, but under the present ex
isting gold standard, where there is not
sufficient volume of money to supply the
needs of the people, we need a more active
and competent performance of duty to main
tain the rights of the citizens in this partic
ular office and function.
We have suffered much, and long, and
patiently. You now ask me for tha remedy
for this failure of pubMc duty. I i«k yon
from Minneapolis, can the magnetic and
eloquent Republican candidate of your city,
Mr. E!ust!s, help us out, and if he ran will
he do i»? You do not answer. What shall
be done In this dire extremity? Let me in
form you.
Herald the great public and private Virtues
and powers of Honest John Lind to the voters
of this great state, and call them to your as
sistance, and soon after Jan. 1 3899 the
honest people will storm the capito! building
in this city, and with one loud and long com
mand, we will break in on the office of this
somnambulist and ask him to go hence to
| private life; and then we will show ail men
I the difference between an honest perform
anco of rubHc duty, and a Republican con
fidence inefficiency.
C. W. Stanton, of Appleton, respond
\ ed to the toast, "Democracy, the Guar
dian of the Farmers and Workshops."
MR. STAXTON'S ADDRESS.
Democracy, the Guardian of the
Karma mid Workshops.
Mr. Stanton said:
Mr. Toastmaster and Fellow Democrats:
Having been invited to make brief response
: to a toast this evening, I am grateful to the
commlttoe in charge for having considerately
assigned to me a subject that is in itself an ■■
argument for, and a tribute to. Democracy '■
That Democracy is the "guardian of the
farms and the workshops" is a proposition so
: elementary and axiomatic that to submit
argument in its support is wholly super
fluous. Its verification is found on every
page of the history of this grand country
from the time of Thomas Jefferson down to
the present day. And it is because this is ,
I true that we who are assembled here to
nig-ht are Dpmdfratss*. \
The great interest of this great country !
the producing cftuce of all its property is
found on the fife-ms" and In the workshops
H<?Te all wealth'? originates, here are the peo
ple upon whomi: nur national progress, pros
perity and hepfilness depend, and here are
found the interests upon which the griNit
Democratic party has always lavished its
careful attention and" bestowed its protecting i
gi:ardiansihip. Those who daily follow the i
injunction "in the tweat of thy face shalt I
thou eat bread"<!are Wow, as they ever have I
been, the bulwark j of law and order— the- i
source of our nation's gre&tnees In time of
peace, and its surest defenders in time of
war. j 4 •
A*nd it is a Satlstaition for me to know ;
that the party V.-hicMi 'has always seemed to
me to be the n«rests right has never ceaepd '
to admonish*. tl*» people that all shall stand
equal before the law and that there shall
be no discriminations in making, conetrueing- ,
or enforcing the law.
A government so administered Is the
guardian and bost friend of the farmers and '
workingnien. for their interests require no •
special legislative favors; they need and ask.
only fair play and equal rights and such has '
ever been accorded to them by the Demo
cratic party;
And so it Is to the Democratic party that
the people have learned to turn for nid' and
sympathy in time of trouble, for strength
to resist encroachmpcifs upon their rights,
for support and encouragement in the ad
vocacy of just demand*— for a medium
through which the common people may speak
and be certain to be heard.
No greater evidence of the truth that the
Democratic party is the party— the agent
or the farmers and the workingmen— the
masses— ever was or ever can be given than
was furnished- at Chicago in 1596 when, c".ad
in the armor of a righteous cause — a cause
as holy as the cause of liberty— the Demo
cratic representatives of the people declared
i r . l J lßln S words that this grand nation
Biiouia no longer bow at the shrine of Mam
mon; when It was proven that the principles
V?' >n o w n; eh democracy resta ttre as everlast
,\ g ,i . the hlllß - and that t Q ey must be ap
plied to new conditions as they arise.
I can see one great reason why Democracy
has never fulled <o be the guardian of th«
farms and the workshops. It Is a reason that
stands out pre-eminently and conspicuously
above ail ot the many others. It Is that
Democrats have the courage of their eonvio
tions. They are never guilty of that most
culpable of all inconsistencies— the lneonsist
ency between a man's conviction and hla
vote; between his conscience and his con
duct. No Democrat caji be charged with an
inconsistency like that. Constant loyalty to
Democratic principles under the repeated
discouragements of a minority vcte is, I take
It, sufficient proof of this statement.
Cherishing the virtues and the principles
of Thomas Jefferson and Andrew Jaclison,
inspired by the zeal and faithfulness of Wil
liam J. Bryan and our distinguished guest,
i-t 8 T manfu "y discharge all the duties
wnicn Democracy imposes and earnestly
carry on the work of human liberty and hu
man happiness. Auspicious omens cheer us.
uroat examples are before U3. Let us cher
ish those hopes which belong to us; let ua
devote ourselves to the great objects of our
I arty and cur country; let us raise our con
tortions to the magnitude and the importance
of th« duties that devolve upon us; let our
comprehensions be as broad as tho party for
which wo act, our aspirations as high as its
certain destiny, and imbued with the patriot
ism and loyalty which is our heritage.
Let us malre Minnesota one of the strong
est and brightest links In that Democratic
chain which is destined, I fond'.y believe, to
soon unito all national effort In the inter
ests of the farms and the workshops of our
great republic. (Applause.)
In Introducing James Gray, of Min
neapolis, Mr. O'Brien begged the in
dulgence of the company, if he should
happen to say anything derogatory of
St. Paul, for Mr. Gray would have to
speak within limitations, for he was
going to be the next mayor of Minne
apolis. Mr. Gray was received with
a warmth that demonstrated his popu
larity, and he was particularly happy
in his local illusions, putting himself
on good terms with the St. Paulites
-"by saying that, if the kick applied to
"William Henry Eustis at the time of the
census trouble in St. Paul and which
overcame his Inertia and carried him
sixteen feet should be applied again,
and this time send him sixteen milea.
POUTICS AND RK.FORM.
James Gray Tells Why the One Is a»
Practical aa the Other.
Mr. Gray said:
I might with propriety demand a division
of th!a question. I know of nothing in th»
law of banquets to compel a man to discuss
two such divergent, almost belligerent, topics
on one supper — politics on the one hand and
reform on the other; politics before taking
and reform after taking; politics in Minne
apolis, reform in St. Paul.
The purification of our politics la not nec
essarily an Iridescent dream. The nation
has broken the nightmare that held it to thi»
repugnant idea. It is still weak, It Is cov
ered with a cold chill, but it is awake. Po
litical reform and reform politics, onoe two
distinct, almost antagonistic branches of ef
fort, have so far coalesced as to run a paral
lel course. The man who now tries to re
form our politicians Is alive to the fact that
he must also give the politician pure material
on which to work. The_ reformer who haa
heretofore exhausted himself Inveighing
against corrupt bodies of voters is no longer
above learning the causes of their condition.
We havo certainly made progress in locating
the disease. We know that it breeda in c-ur
large cities, that it spreads to the smaller
ones, that it exists sporadically even in tha
rural districts. Its germs have been seen,
recognized, even at times touched by the
grand jury. The father of all the bacilli is
indeed the corrupt use of money in elections.
Whether it is offered directly to an alderman
or a member of congress or expend' d by a
so-called committee to overwhelm the ver
dict of the people, it is the death-dealing
infection that pervades our whole political
system. Our crude sense of Justice applies
to the highwayman the rlgt>ra of the law;
twenty years for twenty dollars (formerly he
was hung). But for the knaves who ur.d«r
the name of a campaign by corruption sap
the independence, honor, nay, even the rea
son ot our voters we reserve places at the
council board; we feast them and toast them
and make them tin gods in Minnesota — in
Ohio only United States senators.
The problem of pure politics la not an
easy one to solve. It would b« simple to
j say: "There is no need to use money in
elections. The state prints the ballots; let the
people vote for whom they choose." This
Arcadian measure, however, would have but
one effect. The people, not be'ng periodi
cally stirred, would not respond to their
duty. Only a minority would attend the
elections, and the base element would control
the ballot. Organization of the volunteer
sort appears to be necessary. It remains
for the law to establish the line of demarca
tion between legitimate effort, which makes
for the good of the community, and sordid
treachery to the interests of the people.
Legal attempts to stop corruption in elec
tions result too often in compelling the
bribers merely to change their has?. In this
state it would seem as if th;-y had no diffi
culty in Uefping a lap ahead of the law.
Perhaps, as the Ir'shman remarked on an
other occasion. "That was the intlntion."
The Minnesota corrupt practices act does not
measure up in any manner to the hoy's de
scription of the horse^— it has not four leg*,
neither has it one on each corner, nfither
has it any corner.
And yet America has made progress. We
have succeeded fairly well in pro'ectfng the
ballot. But, while we have safely guarded
the ballot box, we have left thp primary,
the key to the whole position, pra-tl'-aUy '-ri
watched. The kind of legislation we have
had In Minnesota on the prmary is just
the kind of legislation w«? should expect fiom
a dominant party. A "dominant" party s
one usually more interested in pollinations
than elections. It experts that any old tiling
labeled Republican will puil through at the
I polls. And we cannot dispute the propostfon
—they have proved it on us too otten. But,
While the dominant party Is Interest d in
nominations, it is not nrcrssarily interested
in good nominations. To show you that
this is true I need only mention the fa-t that
every man who voted fcf our prfs^nt caucus
law thought he had it fixed so thit it woild
allow him to be returned. Mo:-,t of th-m
were returned. Those wno were n't wera
certain that the state was being '.-ulncd
by reform. Minnesota can £tand a erocd deal
of that sort of ruin. If we can get .v'uson
legislature there !g hope of accomplishing
something for caucus reform, but If we
wait for the dominant party to act we shall
probably have to wait until all the "leaders"
who have been promised promotion Wider
the present system have passed out of sent.
In that < j vent we shall very !ik"=l>r send,
like Macbeth when the defendants of Ban
quo file in procession across the stag", and
exclaim with him:
"What, will the line stretch out till the
crack of doom?"
Party lines, whrre they traverse thp real
necessities of the people, are distinctly
weaker today than they have ever b°en.
Nearly all the practical movements for je
form in city and state government have
received their impetus from mm who l.ivke
party lines In order to gain the'r ends. The
lessonwre may gather from the facts !s that
■ parties are but limited trustees of the ;iow e r3 |
1 of the people. They do not own anything; j
their powers are those of an agent held to |
; strict, accountability. When thry s^ek to set 1
up ownership, to exercise proprietary lights, |
to acquire the fee in the ballet, they are apt
to make Fad discoveries a? to the flcV.enesi
of estimated majorities. Polit'cs and refoFjtt
are thus brought closer together, for fh»
party man fa not slow to eomp-o'iei-d Out his
party rmist" be the agent of some iefl;ii-e
movement In favor of the people cr !t will
soon cease to be a party at all. He 1 arr.g
this not from the hack whose voice and
vote are always to be had, but from ill" "in
dependent" who is ever on the dividing
line, and who, without prejudice, !s cb'a
to estimate for himself the good and e\ il
Influences In all parties. It is this c'ass
of vnfprs, quiet men who neither d-sire nor
are fitted for leadership, men who^e rna<n
desire is good government— from these lead
ers, if they nre wise, learn that ■.vforna
is just as practical as polit:c3.
The programme for the speech-mak
ing was changed by Toas'tmaKter
O'Brien, who said he would take the
liberty of making a substitute for the
address cnlled for from Senator Jonos,
and proposed the toast "The Health of
William J. Bryan," and would »3k
Ken. James K. Jones to respond. Un
der tihe stimulus of the toast and the
personality of the distinguished guest
the assemblage went wild. As Senator
Jo-nes arose the company arose with
him a»d greeted him with deafening
applause. The guests waved napkns
ar.d shouted their approval of the man
and the toast. Senator Jones spoke
earnestly and went into the broad field
of political economy and spoke broadly
on a wide topic. His presence is im
pressive, and his eminence in the party
made hi« hearers listen with the knowl
edge that the speaker would probably
go Into the field of politics so deeply ,
Field, Schlick & Co.
Lowest Prices on Record.
Four lots of Ladies' Imported Underwear have just been receiv
ed. We got them at a price which enables us to give them to our
customers for MUCH LESS THAN COST OF IMPORTATION.
It's high grade Underwear imported for the best retail trade in
New York. Full assortments for Thursday.
Ladies' Imported Swiss Ribbed Lisle and Cotton f\ P*
Vests, cost $6.00 a dozen to import, lowest retail price Mrlf*
75 cents. Sale price A*LfV
Ladies' Imported Swiss Ribbed Vests, high neck, n ffc
short sleeves, coat $0.00 to import, lowest retail price 75 i \d\C
cents. Sale price JLfW
Ladies' Imported Swiss Ribbed Vests, high neck, P" g\
long- sleeves, cost 57.50 a dozen to import, lowest retail rfclir 1
price 85c. Sale price only Ul/V
BEST OF ALL. Ladies' Imported Union Suits, black only
high neck with long- or short sleeves or low neck; the nf|
importing- price is iiO.OO a dozen, lowest retail value $1 |4Kf
Our sale price only JLrVrV
New Dress Goods.
New Dress Goods in colors and
black are shown in generous
abundance. Among- the medium
priced qualities these are partic
ularly good values:
NEW FANCY SUITINGS, 50c.
46-1 i. MOHAIR DIAGONALS, 75c
46-in. GRANITE SUITINGS, 85c.
50-in, PEBBLE CLOTHS, $1.00.
SPECIAL BLACKS. — 15
pieces Fancy Armures and Jac
quards, regular 75c and 85c qual
ities will be sold today, Js^]|^%
one day only, for DUG
NEW SILKS.— Four cases of
New Silks were unpacked yes
terday.
Lining Leaders.
These prices on best Linings
will make Dress Goods buying
easy.
The very best genuine French J A _
Haircloth, black and gray, all llf fl
you want today for IvU
Fine Silk-finished Rustle Taf- f
teta, black only; full yard wide, ffl
Thursday only | y
Our very best 15c Silesias, if%
in all colors, will be sold today I II A
for lUU
PIEL.D, SCHLICK & Co.
that his remarks might be take as Indi
cating the feeling of the National Dem
ocratic commdttee on the actual UhsucS.
H« got to the meait of his remarks -with
little Introduction, and before he hear
ers could quite follow him he was In
the midst of a disquisition on the
money question. His viewa were ex
posed on a large scale, and he spoke
with the fervor of a man knowing hia
subject a.nd having It very close to hia
heart. He waa interrupted by ap
plause at times that was fervid and
long-continued. His reference to the
Spanish war and his declaration that
the government was forced Into the
war by the Democracy awoke the com
psny to a great burst of enthusiasm,
and his refutation of the Imputation
of hia having been a colonel in the
Civil war and his explanation that he j
carried a musket was greeted with
laughter. The senator spoke very rap-
Idly for more than an hour.
SENATOR JONES* SPEECH.
He ftiscusMes Conditions Which
Bring Prosperity to a Country.
Mr. Chairman and Fellow Democrats: I am
grateful to you for the cordial welcome that
you have extended to me tonight, and for
the counties of this occasion. I am aware
it 18 not due me personally, but It come 3
from the fact that I have at this time the
honor of being the chairman of the Demo
cratic national committee, and have some
thing ''o do with the management, control
and direction of the Democratic effort in the
coming camriftign.
There have been from the beginning of
this government two schools In politics. One
haa believed in equal and exact justice to all
and special privileges to none; the other
has felt that special privilege should be ex
tended to certain individuals and corpora
tions, to certain favored men and organlza- !
tions; that certain men and organisations I
shouM be the beneficiaries of th« law and |
that such organizations should reap the re- ;
ward of the labor of the toiling millions of j
Continued <#v Fourth Faire.
Adam Fetsch, Fifth and Robert.
After dinner go to Adam Fetich's for you*
cigar.
ffn, AVlnlcw's Soothing Syr»ip
Has been used for over flfty yean by million*
of mothers for their children while teething. v»Jth I
perfect sneccus. It soothes the child, softens tho i
sums, aHays all pain ; cureg wind colic, and U
the best remedy for Diarrhoea. Sold by Druicgiitg |
In every part of the world. Be sore and ask for
" Urn. Wlnslow'* Snothlnit Syrup," and fake no
other kind. Twenty-flv> cents a bottto.
.
They Like the Eastern.
The Normannies Singing Society likes tfre
way the Eastern Ry. of Minnesota looks
after the comfort of travelers. They will
occupy a special car furnished by that line
to take them to the head of the lakes on .
Friday morning. A fine time Is expected, anfl
many friends will accompany the popular
singer?. On Thursday morning the Sioux I
Falls and Fort. Dod^e singing societies wIM '
also travel via the Eastern Ry., thus ensur- I
ing a comfortable run and quiok time to
PulutlK
\ Keep St P ( f&m
In The /Lj V
House.
"Rock Spring"^ ft*
Table Water /4
ife refreshing,, pure-, healthful, | ',1 j
: inexpensive. The kinpr of bey- | 1 j
erages. Ask your grocer for it, ''
\ or order direct from *^©
h JACOB RtES BOTTLING WORKS. Jle^
jfe> Sola Proprietors, \aC3P
a^. Shakopee, - Minn.
St. Paul Address. 40 W. Seventh St.. Tel. 1».
The best Lining Cambric made f%
in the United States.black and all #0
colors, Thursday— one day only. £m\i
Muslin Underwear.
Much of the new stock is now
open. Well-made Underwear in
handsome styles at lower prices
than ever.
NEW MUSLIN GOWNS, 750.
NEW MUSLIN GOWNS, $1.00.
NEW MUSLIN GOWNS, $1.25.
UMBRELLA DRAWERS, 25c.
UMBRELLA DRAWERS, 50c
UMBRELLA DRAWERS, 75c.
Cambric Utabrella Skirts, beauti
fully trimmed, three different styles,
formerly sold for $2.00, Jh i ff\
$2.25 and $2.50, will be \| hi I
closed out at W I I V U
Draperies.
100 pairs of Swiss Muslin Curtains,
neatly made with 4-inch ruffle, full 3
yards long and 42 inches Af|
wide. Thursday's great sale 11 11 ft
price, only UUU
75 Rope Lambrequins, 19 strands of
rope; 40 in. deep, for arches Aj pg\
and overdraperies. Price V| nil
for Thursday only OIIUU
10 pieces Fish Net for Cur- 4ft
tains, white or ecru, 28 inches I JO
wide. Special Ifcll
Edging to match, 5 inches wide,
only 5 CENTS a yard.
Railway Travel la Cheap Now Via Wis
consin Central Line.
_. Second Class. First Class.
£ hea S° IS.OO
Milwaukee 8 00
New York 1300 14 00
Philadelphia 13 00 WOO
Baltimore 13.00 H.'OO
Washington ....*. ...,13.00 14 00
Boston i 5.00 ifi.oo
£' b " n 7 13.00 14.00
Buffalo 18.00 14.00
Syracuse 13. < X) 14 00
Toronto 13.00 14.00
Montreal 13.00 14.00
Ratea to other points In proportion. City
Ticket Office, 373 Robert street, St. Paul. '
Eight Round Dollars
To Chicago via th« new "Great Western
Limited. Very low rates to Eastern point*
via Chicago Great Western. Ticket office
Robert and Fifth streets.
] The Popular f
1 Measured Telephone Service T
*\ will oe introduced in St. Paul W
4on and after June lit, by the L
j NORTHWESTERN [
J TELEPHONE t
4 EXCHANGE V
1 COMPANY — . >
1 which will enable k
JEmMi foueiwitef
<\ At Their Residence. •
The Long Distance TelapPio/ia f
< will bs furnished Residence L
subscribers on four party, se- J
< lective signal, metallic lines ►
, within one mile of the Main or L
Branch Offices of the Company T
* at $30.00 per annum for 400 W
4 calls, and $4.00 for each addi- L
ticnal 100 calls. $30 per annum T
* permits the subscriber to talk W
, from his residence 400 times L
annually, and to talk to his res- T
4 idence an unlimited nnraberof r
i times. L
Telephone to No. 5, and a rep- T
resentative of the Company F
i will call and explain the new L
system.
This same class of service is
4 also offered to Business Sub- ►
scribers at rates varying from
f39. 00 per annum for 600 calls, r
i to J63.00 per annum for 1,230 W
4 call9> ►
ARTIST PHOTOGRAPHER,
101 K.IVI' KIXTiI STUKEf,
Opp. Met. Oi.era Ilcue.
Retouching for the trade. Kodaks, Camera*
and Chemical*. Developing, finishing and en
]Rrv:iriir. I.iahtiiiir and Dark- Kootn instruction*
Klveu free to those dealing with na. Tel. 1071.
GRIGGS &CO.P
190-192 E. TbJrt SK, SL Paul L
ROCERIEJ
tupiiiy Hotels. Restaurants, Boarding Hnutet
and all who buy in quJuatltjr.' Call *ad »e#
what can be laved.

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