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-let-ring President of the St. Paul Trades and
Labor Assembly and Recently Appointed
on Sheriff Wegener's Staff of Deputies.
The new plasterers' union held its regular
weekly meeting at Assembly hall last night.
Two new applications were received an.i
Peter 1-ce Jr.. and G. Mohlander were Initiat
ed to membership. Tlie following grievance
conrmlttee waa elected: J. Purvis, A. Christ
lan. P. Leo Jr., Herman Fi.k and Ole Mun
son. President J. 11. Wilson was made ex
cffleio chairman of the committee. Herman
Fisk waa elected and installed sergeant-at
arms. James Wilson. Charles Ilallcu and
Thomas Wilson, the committee appointed to
visit the building trades council, were ele.ted
regular delegates to the council, ar.d a war
rant was ordered drawn to pay the monthly
due. to the new organ izathon.
A letter from General Secretary T. A.
Scully, of ludianapoMs. was -cad notifying lac
union that their new chart.'r would be for
warded by the next meeting. Two other
communications were also received from
Grand President W. J. Wilson, of Philadel
phia. The union has decided on every Wed
nesday night as the meeting night. A com
munication from Gov. Lind. acknowledging
receipt of resolutions indorsing Ed Christo
phtrsou, was received and placed on file.
Mil I'll mo YVouhl worker m.
The regular meeting of the int.rnationa!
in;:. Li ne woodworkers was held at Assembly
hall last night. The newly elected officer*
were duly Installed by Past. President Jonu
Madison. Two members, D. Olson and
Gtt.ta.e Johnson, were initiated, nnd six new
applications were received and referred to the
ci mmlttee on membership. Os':ar Johnson
aud Charles J.hnson were ele.ted delegates
to the Trades ar.d Labor as.embly. The
Grand boycott was indorsed and a Sne of $1
will be charged any member who does not
obserte if. kesodlutic-ns indorsing the eight
hour bill, now before the United States sen
ate, weie passed and the secre-jry was order
ed to forward copies of the same to S.n
u.hman K. Davis and Knute Nelson.
The _>lan for the publishing of free text
books for the schools of the state, as outlined
by the typographical unions of the Twin
< itus. was uad and iudoised. A vote of
thanks was extended The Daily Globe for
its good work in the cause of organized labor,
nnd the paper was recommended to all mem
ber- of organized labor by the machine wood
ts, who urge them to support The
Globe and its wotk. A committee made
i.;. <.f George I.isig, G. Sehuler, J. E. Haglin,
Oscai Johnson and John Cuslafsou to revl.e
the present by-laws of the union.
l.roonimn licrs Meet.
The new broommakers held their first reg
ular meeting since the receipt of their new
charter last night at Ass.mbly hail. After the
rdeeting was called to order. Organizer John
Ij. Krirger presented the union with their
charter and supplies. Last night's meeting
was an importer t one for the new union,
which has already accomplished some good
work. The following broom manufacturers of
tl c city were present and agreed to at once
adopt the union label: A. F. Stewart, Joseph
St. Cermain. Fcrtmeyer Bros.. George 11.
Cushman, A. 11. Flint, Perrung Bros., A.
Poirier and Ira A. Gardner. These are all
the manufacturers of brooms in the city. A
move will at once be made to have the worK
of manufacturing brooms in the St. Paul
workhouse prohibited. The following commit
tee of one each was appointed to look after
the union label In each of the eight shops of
the city: Theo. Goette. Victor Schaffer, A. S.
Cushman. Theo. Van. W. I. Gardner, John
Larson and A. A. Stewart. An invitation was
icoeived from A. H. Bibb, of Minneapolis,
asking the new union to be present at the
meeting called for Saturday night at the office
of the Bibb company, when an effort will be
made to organize the Minneapolis broom
makers. The invitation was accepted, and a
delegation from the St. Paul union will at
tend Saturday night's meeting. Every Tues
day night was decided on for the regular
meeting nights of the new union.
Local Labor Xo'tcs.
A committee of three, consisting of Vice
President O. E. Ness. F. A. S-wanson and
Carl Mai-tson from local tailors' union No.
S9. of Minneapolis, were in St. Paul yester
day calling on the members of local union
No. Bg, aM the members of the Journeymen
Appropriation association and inviting "them
to lie present at the annual ball of the Min
neapolis local, which takes place at Alex
ander's hall Tuesday evening. Jan. 31.
C. H. Bonn, president ef the Trades and
La'wr assembly and Past President George
Murphy, of the stage employes of St. Paul,
returned to the city yesterday after a four
days' visit in Duluth, where they were the
guests of W. E. MoEwen. of the State Fed
eration of Labor. They would not state the
nature of their business to Duluth. but ad
mitted it was in reference to the Grand boy
cott situation. Col. Bonn said The Globe
and its labor column were in high favor in
The meeting of delegates from the different
railroad organizations of the city whi.-h was
to have taken place at Odd Fellows' hall
jestertlay. for some reason did not take place
and none of the delegates were to be found
at the hall during any part of fhe day.
John A. Finger, of Lancaster. Pa., writes
S Children fatten S
\ like little ©
a* round white S
%-f When fed on Cream and a£
g Grape-Nuts ©
Taste !s Frequently a Valuable
Guide In Selecting Food.
A little child's taste is often a relia
ble guide to palatable and desirable
food, and it is worth one's while to ob
serve how the little folk take to Graps-
Nuts, the famous new food.
They eat it freely without addition
of .sugar, for it has the peculiar, mild
but satisfying sweet of grape-sugar
and the natural taste either of child
or adult recognizes at once a food that
will agree with and richly nourish the
pystem. Found at first-clasr grocers
Mado by Postum Cereal Zo:, lAm
Battle Creek, Mich. \

to the chief of police for Information of Philip
Frey. a half-brother, a plumber by trade
and supposed to be employed lv St. Paul.
Lathers Have a Short Meeting.
The lathers' union held a short meeting at
Assembly hall last night. Three new applica
tions for membership were received and Leo
pold Ililger and Nate Freeden were initiated
as members. The action of the typographical
unions of St. Paul and Minneapolis on the
subject of free text books was unanimously
approved, aud the boycott against the Grand
was also Indorsed. Wednesday nigh* of each
week was decided ou for the present for the
regular meeting nights.
( <>ii«-<-!!.iiin Life Insurance.
The new policy of The Mutual Life In
surance Company of New York (assets two
hundred and seventy million) ls the best con
tract offered by any life Insurant? company
In tho world. It is simple, clear and brief;
affords the greatest security, contains the
most and the largest definite guarantees,
and the most liberal provisions of ;my policy
ever issued. It sells readily. Agents with or
without experience wanted In every town in
the state, to whom liberal terms will be
given. Apply, with references, to E. W.
Pcet & Son., Managers, Mauhattan Bldg.,
St. Paul, Minn.
Ten couples of young society people went
tobogganing last evening, and afterwards
repaired to the home of Miss Winter, on
Summit avenue, where a turkey supper was
• • •
Miss Pope, of Ashland avenue, gave a pro
gressive luncheon yesterday.
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Mrs. E. J. Darragh. of Marshal avenue,
entertained a number of ladies at a progres
sive euchre yesterday aftornocn.
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Mrs. William Dorsey. of Summit avenue,
has issued invitations for a luncheon Satur
day, In honor of Miss McKibbin.
Mrs. Edwin Becker, of Laurel avenue, has
cards out for a euchre party, to be given
Feb 2.
• • •
Mrs. Yerxa. of the Ryan hotel, will en
tertain the Alert Euchre cub Tuesday after
• * *
The American History club will nreet next
Monday everting with Mrs. Upton, of Day
ton avenue.
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Mrs. William Canby, cf Lincoln avenue,
will entertain at luncheon tomorrow.
Miss Gussie Lux. of 132 Can oil street, was 1
surprised by her friends on the occasion of I
her birthday, Tuesday evening. Refresh
ments were served, ard there were songs by
Miss Grode and Mrs. Schumacher. Progres
sive euchre was the feature cf the evening's
eriTertainment, Among thoc© present were:
Mr. and Mrs. Ed Dahl, Mr. and Mrs. Sil
berman, Mr. and Mrs. Nicoll, Mrs. Grode,
Mrs. Murphy, Mrs. Schumacher, Mrs. U.hb'.e, '
Mrs. Thielen, the Misses Gruber. tho Misses
Grifiley. Miss Hickey, Miss Connolly, Miss I
Anr,a Bertosie. Miss Sehoepstahl, Miss Lettie
Lux; Messrs. Will Bcrtos.e, H. B.rtoslo,
George Strand. A. Thielen, M. McManus, N.
Lux and G. Adams.
• * *
Mrs. George Heaton entertained a number
of young people last evening for her daugh
ter, Edc.a, in honor of her thirteenth birth
day. Those pre.ei-.t were: Nettie Morrison,
Beatrice Gazola, Marian Duncan, Paula Muel
ler, Eva F.bian. Julia Johnson, Elizabeth
Mueller, Margaret Buckling, Ellen Johnson,
Phoebe Smith, Clara aud Al.le Eisner, Helen
Mdver, Edna Van Duyne, Jim Morrison, Les
lie Thompson, Valentine Fahian. Harry Car
gent. Dave and Archie Duncan. Eddia Ball,
Malcolm Davles. Paul Bremer, Walter Miller,
Wilber Stowell, Walter Seeger and Fred Van
Duyne. Mrs. Heaton was a.-slsted by Mrs.
J. G. Morrison and Mrs. W. O. Johnson.
• * *
The armory Is all ready for the military
ball which is to be held there tonight. All
the decorations have been placed, a canopy
has been erected over the walk at the en
trance and the building will look Its gayest
! when the grand march begins. That the
march will be a spectacular sucess is cer
tain, for it will be a moving mass of blaz
ing gold lace and military decorations. Gov.
and Mrs. Lind and the state officers and
all the leading militiamen in the state will
be present. Dancing will continue until
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Mrs. F. G. AnderEon. of Lincoln avenue
gave a reception yesterday afternoon from
2 until 5.
• * _
Mi.ss Lou Matheis. of Irvine Park, gave a
cluch party Tuesday evening. Prizes were
won by _____ Alexander, Miss Baker, Mr. Rob
ison and Mr. Moyer.
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The Lower Town Mothers' club met ys
terday afternoon at the Hawthorne school.
The meeting was in charge of Mrs. H. W.
Slack. Miss Bierman gave a piano solo and
Mrs. J. W. Punterman sang. Miss Grace Bee
Whitridge read a very interesting paper on
"The Physiology of Bodily Exercise." She
I showed how the concentration of mind neces
| sary in the different physical culture move
| ment? mado the mental effect as important
las the bodily training. She gave illustrations
of the different exercises es.-ential in develop
ing the body nnd explained the physiological
benefits derived. In spite of stormy weather
I there was a large attendance at the meet
ing. The club ha., another meeting a week
from next Wednesday.
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Mr. and Mrs. P. Wallick. of Se-lbv avenue,
left last r.ight for a three months' trip
through the South, stopping at Washington,
D. C, for a week, and going from Washing
ton to Jacksonville, St. Augustine and Palm
Beach. Fia.
. * *
The Monte Sanno club nut with Mrs. Lind
quist, of Dayton avenue. Prizes were won by
Mrs. Lehr ard Mrs. McGee.
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Mrs. Deni.-. Follett, of the Albion, has
cailed a meeting for Saturday afternoon at
o o'clock of the president - and secretaries of
all the clubs in the fourth district, of which
Mrs. Fc-llett is vice president. The meeting
is In the interests of federation work.
Mrs. Archibald Guthrie, cf Laurel avenue
will s-.>.i! from New York this week to join
her daughter in Paris.
Hiram Rinkel, of Winona, visited friend*
in the city this week.
Mrs. W. F. reet will leave for an Eastern
trip this week.
Dr. and Mrs. Charles Wheaton. of Summit
avenue, have returned from the South.
Mr. and Mrs. H. C. Lundt are visiting In
Aberdeen, S. D.
Mr. and Mrs. Otto Remmier are in Chi
Miss Cecil White, of Summit avenue is
entertaining Mis'. Maud Davis, of Moorhead.
Mrs. John Wright, of Summit avenue is
entertaining Miss Howell, of New York.
Miss Gussie Bremer, of University avenue
is visitini in the East.
Democrats of the Second and Fifth
lioltl Enthusiastic Meetings.
The Democratic precinct committeemen
of the Second ward held an enthusiastic
meeting at Flannigan's hall last night. About
fifty peoplo were present and a permanent
organization was effected. It was decided
that in the future regular monthly meetings
wn be held on the second Monday of each
A committee on amusement, to ararn^e
for a series of dances or card parties was
appointed, as follows: A. M. Hull, L Nem
mer, J. C. McColl, M. J. Flannigan P Mc-
Donald J. H. Farrell, C. J. Dion and William
He-ck Jr.
P. D. Scannell was selected to represent the
Second ward with a toast at the banquet to
be given by the city and county organization
at the Mteropolitan on Fe-b. 8.
_.-T?l c Dcmo <' r atie precinct chairmen of the
V.0 ,.. w . rd , met last fining in the hall at
54,* West Seventh street for the purpose of
perfecting the ward organization. The com- '
mitteemen prcsc-nt were M. J. McMahon G
Graff, M. F. Cody, William C. Wald w' H
Murnane. George P. Haupers, J. H.'jansen"
J. Q. Jueneman and John L. Hoffmann
Ward Chairman B. B. McGuire presided
Arrangements were made for the distribu
tion of tickets for the banquet to be given
in February by the city and county organiza
tion, and there was a general discussion on
the question of ward organization. The pre
cinct chairmen were instructed to meet with
their committeemen before Feb. 4 and report
the interest shown to the ward chairman
B. B. McGuire brought up the matter of
,> .L" g T monthly sccial gatherings, to which
al! the Democrats in the ward should be In
vited, and on motion the chair appointed a
committee composed of J. H. Hansen, G.
Graff, W. H. Murnane, William C. Wald and
L. Schlick, to take charge of arrangements.
amm is cut down
WITH I*l,ooo
In a Decision by Justice Buck tbe
"Verdict of the Loivetr Court In the
Case of Senator 8. D. Petenion
Against the Western Union
Awarding the Plaintiff 820,000,
Is Cut to -fI.OOO.
The supreme court yesterday hand
ed down its third decision in the libel
suit brought against the Western
Union Telegraph company by Senator
S. D. Peterson, of St. Peter. The tele
graph company won the first suit, Pe
terson won the second suit, securing a
verdict for J20.000 damages, and the
telegraph company again carried the
matter to the supreme court. Peterson
based his claim for damages upon a
message sent him from St. Peter while
he was senator in 1893. The message
is quite familiar to politicians, as it
has been in litigation for nearly five
years, and in the supreme court for
three years. The court holds that a
telegraph operator In the discharge of
his duties is an authorized agent of
the telegraph company and the com
pany is responsible for his acts. In. a
case where he maliciously sends a libel
ous telegram over the line to another
party, the company ls liable for puni
tive damages.
The court holds that the verdict of
$20,000 was way out of range with
what should be the rightful damages,
and says that a new and fourth trial
should be granted unless Peterson is
willing to settle for $l,ffoo, which the
court thinks would be about right.
The syllabus is as follows:
Sanmuel D. Peterson, respondent, vs. The
Western Union Telegraph Company, appel
Syllabus — Where the station agent of a tel
egraph company, acting within the scope of
his employment, maliciously transmits a li
belous message over the wires of said com
pany, to another of Its station agents, ad
dressed for delivery to a third person, which
ls done accordingly, the company is liable in
punitive damages.
The verdict of the jury on behalf of plain
tiff for the sum of $20, 1)00. held excessive, and
that a new trial should be granted, unless
the plaintiff consent to remit all of the same
In excess of $1,000. —Buck, J.
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Mrs. Jennie E. Reilly, wife of the late Phil
ip Rei:ly, wins in her appeal in the suit
brought against the Chicago Guaranty Fund
Life society.
Jennie E. Reilly. appellant, vs. The Chicago
Guaranty Fund Life Society, respondent.
Syllabus— ln 1886 an applicant fcr an in
surance policy made a verified statement con
cerning his health, which was accepted by
the company, and a policy duly issued and
upon which the insured paid the assessments
for a period of ten years, when he defaulted
'in one payment on June 17. 1895. The by
laws of the company provided for reinstate
ment of the in&urad within one year after
default, upon receipt of satisfactory evidence
of good health and the payment by the mem
ber of all srunis for which he might then ba
d-fllinquent. The Insured signed a health cer
tificate, prepared and furnished by the com
pany, dated July 25, 1595. which contained
this clause: "I hereby certify that I am. on
this _5.h day of July, 1893. and have contin
uously been of temperate habits, in good
health, and free from all diseases and in
Held, that this certiflf-d clause Included only
the time during the delinquency, viz., from
June 17. ISJS, to July 25, 1895. Order re
versed. —Buck, J.
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The syllabus In the other decisions follow:
William Struekmeyer, respondent, vs. W. L.
Lamb, appellant.
Syllabus— Gen. Stat. 1894, sec. "1662, provides
that it is the policy of the law to encourage
confidence and preserve It inviolate in mat
ters between client and attorney, and to this
end an attorney cannot, without the con
sent of his client, be examined ns bo any
communication made by the client to him or
his advice given thereon in the course of his
professional duty.
And under the same statutes r.ec. 0150. it Is
the duty of the attorney to maintain inviolate
the confidence, and, at every peril to him
self, ta preserve the secrets of his client.
He'd, that it was not error for the trial
crurt to reject defendant's offer to prove by
plaintiff's former cttorney, in the ac'lon. cer
tain confidential communication made hr the
plaintiff to such attorney relating to the
merits cf the case.
Held. aslo. that the evidence justified the
veidict of the jury. Order affirmed.
—Buck. J.
* * *
CAROLINE H. Svenburg, respondent, vs.
Osman Fosseen, as executor of estate of
James Fosseen, deceased, appellant.
Syllabus — 1. Where, in a parol agreement
for the purchase of real estate, the considera
tion co-nsi.'s of services to be rendered
which are cf such a peculiar character that
it i= impossible to estimate the value to the
vendor by a pecuniary standard and m.iher
party intended so to measure them, the per
formance cf the sei vices will entitle the
vendee to a specific performance notwithstand
ing the contract was by parol. And .his rule
is especially applicable where, in addition to j
such services, the vendee, at the request
of the vender, subsequently sold real estate
at a sacrifice, and paid the proceeds over to
the vendor, as further cons-deration, and
where, after the full performance of the
sen-ice, it is out of the Dower of the court
to restore the vendee to the situation in
which he was before the contract was made
or to compensate him in damages.
2. The probate court has no jurisdiction
over actions ior the specific performance of
parol contracts for the conveyance of real
3. A contract on the part of husband and
wife to convey by deed or will all their
property, both real and personal, and a sub
sequent agreement on their part and each of
them make such conveyance to take effect on
their demise would include all the property
which thy owned jointly or separately.
4. Where the demurrer is one as to want
of jurisdiction and insufficiency of facts in
the complaint to constitute a cause of action
it does reach an oblection that there is a
detect of parties either of nonjoinder of
misjoinder. —Buck, J.
» * *
Anna V. Lvnn, respondent, vs. Annie aHnson
et al., defendants, respondents: H. W.
Thompson, administrator, appellant.
Syllabus — He.d, upon the facts In this case
the note and mortgage in controversy must I
be deemed paid. Hare vs. Bailey. 75 N. W. R.
213. and General Convention of Congregational
Ministers and Churches of Vermont vs. Tork
elson et al., 76 N. W. R. 215, followed.
—Buck. J.
* * *
Carl Park, appellant, vs. Electric Thermostat j
Company, respondent.
Syllabus — There is neither a rtaute nor a 1
rule of court requiring the payment _f costs
as a condition of granting a now trial on the
merits, and hence it was not error for tha
trial court to refuse imposing such a condi
tion in this case.
Held, further, that the trial did not abuse
its discretion in granting a second new trial.
—Buck, J.
Is What Brown, the -Con*' Man, Gets
for Robbing; Barney Finn Hon.
Albert Chase Byrne, alias Charles A. Byrne,
appeared before Judge Kelly in the district
court yesterday and changed his plea from
not guilty to guilty on a charge of bigamy.
The court received the announcement with
surprise and Byrne will be sentenced oh Fri
day morning. When the man was arrested,
charged with having married Cornelia Lalona
while he had a wife living, he presented a
very bold front and threatened to prosecute
every one connected with the arrest, Including
the newspapers, in case anything should be
published about the matter.
F. V. Brown also changed his plea and
pleaded guilty to a charge of having robbed
Barney Finnson of $75. Brown was one of a
quartette that attempted to work the lock
game on a youth from North Dakota who
came to town to attend the state university.
In default of the success of the game the
gang assaulted and robbed their victim. The
other men who were indicted for complicity
in the same affair are under arrest for minor
offenses at Detroit. Brown was sentenced to
twelve months in the workhouse.
Grand Jury Is -nvestl.e-aliiiK the
Fires Discovered Last Week.
The grand jury spent yesterday in investi
gating the attempts at arson that have
been made in the high school building
Among the witnesses examined yesterday
were Superintendent of Schools Smith, James
H. Healy, secretary of the gchool board*
For eouxhs, colds, chills, malaria,
o»tlima, bronchitis, crip and l'NlfL
-aO.NIA. -berets no better remedy than
tbls erand preparation at once a stim
ulant and a medicine. It brines
strength to men and rellefto women
Insist npon setting Duffy's Pure Malt'
and take no other, iiooit for proprie
tary stamp on every bottle.
Send lor Illustrated pamphlet to
Kuril os tor, N. Y.
Prof. Bryant, of the high school; B. Zimmer
man, of the school board; Capt. James Fer
guson and Capt. J. J. Strapp, of the fire
nepartment, and seven of the scholars.
, s . vu P t - Smith and James H. Healy with two
or the boys consumed nearly the entire after
noon. Subpoenas were issued for the pupils
v . t Were served b >" Ppot - Bryant at his re-
Eugene R. Ide, of St. Paul, yesterday filed
a petition in voluntary bankruptcy In the fed
eTa} . cou «- The "abilities are stated at $3,499
and the assets are nominal.
_£y stipulation between J. J. McCafferty and
Violet b. Kittson, as guardian of Alfred S.
Kittscn, a spendthrift. Judge Bazille in pro
bate court yesterday issued an order author
izing the settlement of claims held by J. J.
McCafferty aggregating $13,040 for $8,000. The
matter of the claims had already been heard
iv the district court on an appeal from the
order of the receiver, allowing the charges.
A complaint in a suit for divorce filed yes
terday in the district court by Caroline E.
Lacey against W. B. Lacey, the plaintiff
charges that her husband pounded her in the
face on Christmas, IS9B, and last New Year's.
He is also alleged to have been profuse In his
use of bad language. When the couple were
married in June. 1886, Mrs. Lacey was 28
years old and her husband was 20.
The case of Elsie Edlund vs. the St. Paul
btreet Railway Company, which has been on
trial for several days before Judge Brill, went
to the Jury yesterday afternoon. Miss Edlund
Is suing the road to recover $10,000 for In
juries alleged to have been sustained by her
in two street car accidents on the same day.
In the matter of the guardianship of Pat
rick Kelly, incompetent, a petition was filed
yesterday in* the probate court asking that
the guardianship matter be reopened. On Sept.
1 Kelly was adjudged incompetent to care for
his estate, and on Dec. 28 Judge Wlllrich
issued letters of guardianship to the St. Paul
Trust company over both the person and
property of the petitioner. Now Kelly claims
that the terms of the appointment were In
error. He says he opposed the St. Paul Trust
company acting further as his guardian and
asks the appointment of the Security Trust
ASTORTA— W. C. Fitzgerald. Lincoln; A. A.
Thavater, Kent; Z. Shepherd, Breckenridge;
O. S. Taylor, Pipestone; C. A. Patterson, Du
luth; H. L. Williams and wife, Breckenridge-
E. A. Nash, Pipestone; L. F. Grady, Ilender-
B « 01 l : w C - S " Plelce . Gracevtlle; S. C Rlngland.
Ashby; A. Bodal, Barton, S. D.; Otto Ladzke
Hankinson, N. D.
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CLARENDON— S. Maddock, Chafer- L
Herrmann, Chicago: J. Borgerding, Melrose;
W. E. Mansfield, Minot, N. D. ; W I. Finne
gan, St. Cloud; H. A. Daniels. Melrose; James
SlafTey, Melrose: E. J. Wheeler, Moorhead;
Louis Silseth, Grove City; E. Delenk Grove
City; M. J. Flynn, Duluth; R. H. Dart, Ritch
neld; C. R. Comstock, Milwaukee; C. L. Ben
erlock, city; J. Horan, St. Cloud: George
Gregory, Dubuque, Io.: H. Murphy, Dubuque,
Io.; E. M. Holmes. Redwood Falls; William
merger, Faribault; L. O. Dart, Minneapolis-
S. D. Strong and wife, Homer; W. H. Gray"
Staples; R. Wilson and wife, Staples- M f!
Brady, Winnebago City; T. J. Leroy Chi
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MERCHANTS'— F. Ford, Detroit; L. En
glehausen, Chicapo; W. S. Braddock, Mather;
C. Tengier. Milwaukee: R. L. Moorhead New
York; 3. S. Russell.- Peoria, 111.; N. L. Cut
right, Peoria. 111.; J. W. Peterson, Vasa; G
A. Gladder, Atwater; P. P. Quist, Winthrop;
Sv. C. Brown. Winona: G. W. Fletcher
Great Northern railway; C. M. King, Fair
havem; F. H. Howard and wife. Grand Forks:
G. T. Stevens. Osakis; R. Wilber. James
town; H. S. Ash. New York; C. V 7 Walter
Milwaukee; M. A. Y.'alsh. Grand Forks; c'
W. Bird. Fairmont: S. A. Wallace, Crooks
ton; C. E. Dampirr, Crookstc-n; S. N. Dickin
son, West Superior: H. J. Brooks, Milwua
kee; T. Johnson. Graceville: C. F. Brown
St. Peter; H. A. Hixtcn, St. Thomas; T.
Johnson. Philadelphia; P. E. Mullin. British
Columbia; C. E. Lanzer. Chicago; C. H. Ben
nett, Detroit; P. H. Hough. La Crosse; T.
Lawrence. Crock.-ton; S. IL Beams, Crooks
ton; E. Bersfoa.k, Milwaukee; G. C. Grant,
Chicago; J. Bentner. Proctor Knott; A. W.
Weydert, Montana; J. R. Mason. Montana;
C. R. Meredith. Oas.elton; J. Wetzel, Little
Falls: F. W. Wetzeil. Little Falls; J. J. Sut
ton, Columbus. Wis.: J. B. Riley and wife,
?»lontana: F. M. Tobin. Norwich, Conn.; S.
Pierce, Great Falls; W. E. Meagher, Helena;
11. Allcnouist, New York Mills; Mrs. Car
penter. New York Mi"ls: Miss Carpenter,
New Ycrk Mills; W. McDonald. Hawley; A.
Gilbertson, Towner; F. W. Temple, Blue
Earth; J. Hose, Bi.-narek: T. Turncell, Ma
pleton: H. V. M<-Intire, Hudson; A. J. Sitz,
New York Mills; Mrs. C. Keith, Princeton;
J. W. Reynolds. Duluth : J. S. Atchison, Cass
Lake; E. L. Reed, Anoka; Mrs. M. J. Daly,
Perham; A. J. AndrT.on. Taylor's Fa!l3.
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METROPOLITAN— H. L. Crandell and fam
ily. Drayton. N. D.; W. H. McKee. Inde
pendence, Io. ; R. W. Carter, M. D., Mil
waukee; L. W. Bridges, Boston; B. D. Shoe
maker Duluth; L. E. Scannell, Duluth; J.
B. Pringle. Chicago: M. E. Parker, Dcs
Moines; John J. Walker. La Crosse; B. A.
La Due. Mankato: R. Hamline. Winona; E.
C. Hickfy. Pipestone, Minn.; R. Rosenbery,
Sparta, Wis.; G. R. Frang, Detroit, Mich.;
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NORTHERN— M. R. Cauley, Graceville,
Minn.; Jrhn Padden, New Richmond, Minn.;
James L. Roekford, Eutte, Mont. ; W. R.
Griner. New York city; A. E. Larson, Fargo;
James Dod'l, Hartford. Conn.: Patrick Mur
phy. CMeaeo: Michael Mola7. Chicago; Walter
Swanson. Fargo: El' Jenkins, Chicago; Rich
ard Becker, Buford, N. D.; D. L. Clause,
Oregon City. Or.
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SHERMAN — Mrs. George Herreu, Maquo
keta, Io. : K. Murphy, Ireland. Wash. ; H. A.
Eeard. Galesburg, 111.; F. E. B. Moran, Lang
den, N. D. ; Wm. F. Lavin, Langdon. N. D.;
David Miller and wife, Omaha; Q. R. Cran
ston, Waseca; Mrs. J. Pitt, Rutledge; J. G.
Beale, Spokane; D. E. McCallum, Milwaukee;
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WINDSOR— A. M. Straton, Chicago; F. E.
McCullln. New York: J. J. Brennan, Louis
ville, Ky.: W. A. Forkelsburg, Winona; F.
M. Marsh, Winona; J. H. Rhodes. Little
Falls; G. H. Rinkel. Winona; F. M. John
eon. New Ulm; W. R. Hodges, Sleepy Eye;
J. J. Hemes, Long Prairie: W. M. Whelock
Fergus Falls: C. G. Hinds, Shakopee; A. t!
Stebbins. Rochester; J. W. Diment. Owaton
na: O. E. Vedder. Wilson, Wis.; J. E. Kerns
Chicago; W. W Myowan, Morton: R. n'
Baron, Kesota: M. H. Evans, Lakefield- C
E. Bullard, Windale; C. T. Howard, Red
wood Falls; J. R. Buchanan, Shakopee: J.
H. Black. St. Peter: J. L. Inglesten, Albert
Lea: H. C. Carl, Minneapolis; D. L. Hamock
Milwaukee; 0. L. Godding, Minneapolis; j!
A. Maloney. Rochester; C. A. Rasmussen,
Rochester: T. T. Ofstein, Rochester; B. Os
aum, Chicago: AY. C. Bucknell, Morris; W
G. Bank, Wykeff: W. C. Cogill, Cambridge;
J. Olminsky, Winona; R. Thorz, Chicago;
A. E. Adams, Montevideo.
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The Whole Ambition of the Prison
Dotard Waa to Give the Consumer
the Material at a Minimum Cost
——Some Speclfle Complaints of
Which the "Warden Didn't Quite
Remember the Details.
The Joint committee of the senate
and house, appointed to Investigate
the sale and distribution of the bind
ing twine made at the Stillwater pris
on, held its first meeting in room 16 at
the capitol yesterday afternoon. The
committee consists of Representatives
Jecobson, chairman; Pugh, O'Neill and
Neubauer, and Senators Wilson, J. H.
Smith, McGovern and Grindeland, and
they were all present.
Mrs. M. H. Campbell was elected
official stenographer.
Senator Wilson conducted the exam
ination of witnesses. The first witness
was Warden Wolfer. When he was
called the chairman read the resolu
tion ordering the investigation, which
"It has been equally freely charged that
the twine trust has secured control of *he
sale of the prison-made twine to the detri
ment of the consumers; that the prison man
agers have connived at and been corruptly
Interested in the profits thus derived; tbat
the farmers have been unable Individually to
obtain the twine at Just and reasonable price.,
and that the manager has changed the method
of distributing the twine, thereby making it
practically Impossible to obtain twine at cost
as In former years."
Mr. Wolfer said he had direct charge
of the manufacture, sale and distribu
tion of the twine at the prison. All
purchases of twine are reported to the
board monthly, and it was his custom
to consult the board frequently. The
selling and distribution is done under
resolutions of the board. The amount
manufactured is regulated Wholly by
the capacity of the plant. The selling
price has heretofore been fixed at the
| May meeting. The witness produced
j the minutes of the meeting of the
board in May, 1898, which were read
and showed that the price was fixed at
6.5 cents per pound in carload lots, ar.d
7 cents in smaller lots. The only oth
er action of the board in 1898 on the
subject was at a meeting in June af
ter there was a material rise in prices
of other twine, and it became apparent
that there would probably be an at
tempt by dealers who purchased and
whose orders had already been ac
cepted to raise their prices and pre
vent the farmers buying of them from
getting the advantage of the low
prices made by the prison board. At
that meeting a contract was formulat
ed which bound the purchasers to se 1
only to consumers and at a margin
not exceeding 15 centß per pound.
These were sent to all whose orders
had been accepted, accompanied by a
circular letter stating that they would
not be allowed to charge more than
a reasonable margin, and requiring
them to sign the contract before the
order would be filled. There were three
or four who refused to sign the con
tract and demanded their twine. The
orders of these were filled to avoid
litigation, because their orders had
been accepted without this condition.
A few who signed the contract vio
lated it. The board, even after the
great rise in prices of other twine,
maintained the prices fixed in May.
In June they ceased selling in car
lead lots to dealers and reserved 990,
--000 pounds of twine to fill cash orders
of less than car lots. That was three
times as much as was ever reserved in
any previous year. The policy was to
prevent the twine going out of the
state, and to cause as equal distribu
tion as possible.
Warden Wolfer said they discovered
one farmer, George A. Hollenbeck, of
Quincy, Olmsted county, who was buy
ing and selling again at a profit, and
they refused to fill any more orders for
him. There was no discrimination
against any farmer in selling, and in
favor of dealers; on the contrary, dis
crimination was made in favor of the
farmer. The witness said he passed on
the responsibility of those to whom
sales were made on credit, which were
those only who bought car lots. In no
case was a sale made on credit unless
the purchaser was believed to be re
sponsible, or a note was taken with
ample security. The witness produced
a statement showing all uncollected ac
counts and notes for twine sold. It
showed notes prior to 1898, amount
ing to $1,107.84; notes in 189.8, $5,062.16;
all accounts, $1,015.78; total, $7,325.78.
The notes and accounts of IS9B, the wit
ness said, are worth 95 cents on the
dollar; and the others at least 65.
Chairman Jacobson read a letter
from Oscar Torson, dated at Castle
Rock, Minn., Jan. 5, 1899, which says:
Just before lhe last harvest we sent an or
der for twine in answer to an advert:- -_m**nt
in the Prison 'Mirror, but the money was re
turned. Dealers in Northfield, however, ob
tained twine at the same time, and later
One dealer said he was in Stillwater on the
same day that our order was received and
that the manager had told him that he would
get what he wanted in a few days, or when
they had notified all those sending in small
orders that no twine could be had. This
Northfield dealer waited a few days and got
his carload of twine.
The witness said this letter was not
The chairman also read a letter in
part from S. P. Roach, Jaynesville,
Minn., dated in January, 1899, saying:
July 1, 1898, there was an advertisement
over the signature of Henry Wolfer, wardan
of the state's prison, at Stillwater, Minn.,
offering to fill small orders accomDanled by
the cash direct from farmers for binding
twine. I needed 100 pounds, and on July 4,
ISOB, I mailed an order to him for 100 pound-:'!
enclosing a. postoffice order for $7, the adver
tised price. On the 6th day of July I re
ceived the enclosed answer to my letter. If I
am correctly informed, Charles Merrill, of
Union Grove. Meekpr county, and J. G.
Knebel, of Zlon. Steams county, both order
ed twine after I did and got their twine. The
books at the prison should show the dates
when those orders were received. The only
reat«on why I should be discriminated against,
so far as I know, is for several yearß back
1 have refused to bow the knee to the He
publican Baal, while both those gentlemen
named are consistent worshipers at that
shrine. (The "enclosed letter" declined the
order, because the stock was exhausted.)
The witness said he could not remem
ber this instance, but there were some
cases where orders were filled after
other orders had been refused. This
was because -by running overtime day
and night they produced more twine
than they expected to have, and, con
sequently, were able to fill some small
orders accompanied by the cash, after
notice had been given to other appli
cants that they would not be able to
fill their orders.
There were two relatives of officers
to whom carload lots were sold. They
were dealers In twine and had been
for years, and been customers of the
prison. They were given no favors
above other purchasers. One was John
O'Brien, and the other was Mr. Thor
son, half-brother to O. M. Hall. There
were two or three cases where pur
chasers got more than one car. They
had ordered very early in the season
The profits in 1898 were $87,000; In 1897
F. W. Temple. Edwin Dunn and J.
S. O'Brien, members of the board, tes
tified briefly, and, so far as they went,
corroborated the evidence of Warden
The board then adjourned until
Wednesday afternoon, Feb. 1, at 2
o'clock, when witnesses who have
knowledge of any facts tending to sup
port the charges are expected to be
present. Dally sessions will be held
after the next meeting until the close
of the investigation.
Are you one of those people who never act
upon suggestions that others have found
profitable? If so, try Apple Hlo_som Kiour
and then try and get along with some other
| flour?
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p\ress goods — extra.
For one day only— the last Thursday before in
ventory—all our 50c Novelty Dress Goods, con
sisting- of Camel's Hair Cheviots, all pure wool— Bourette
Novelties— 44-inch all-wool Basket Checks— 4o-inch _Tft «■
all-wool Boucle— all regular 50c fabrics, for one day _-___OQ
An Umbrella Special. /In The Fur Department.
A Just-before-inveatory Chance — / * rr --„ A „i- • ...
26-inch Twill Silk Gloria Urn- IJt * ra °d clear.n-out sale at just
brella., steel rod, natural wood, I DCI o"-i B ventory price*.
___&_■ 'CiL _£ ""■' 95c ABTRAKHiM JACK^S.
P rice 1 F >ne, bright Astrakhan skins,
genuine Leipsicdye.full interlined,
ll____.__ _____.__.__l_. _______ taped and bouud seams, lined with
lien S rtirniSningS. Skinner guaranteed satin.
Just-before-iaventory Sale. j535.00 ones for $25.00
All our Men** Heavy Ribbed I $+ 5. 00 ones for $35. 00
Wool, Camel's Hair and Natural $60.00 ones for $40.00
Wool Undershirts and Draw- (jr
ers, worth $1.25 each, l?\Q FUR COLLARETTES.
Plain Electric Seal, lined with
The balance of our famous AQ_ Skinner Satin and tail (frfy i»/|
$1.50 Oneita Suit, for men. VISC trimmed— H2.so ones Jit Sll
Special, per suit 7UV for VlttlW
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Large houses continue to be the rule at the
Grand, and deservedly so, for no more en
joyable performance of the variety order has
•ver been seen ehre. Every act ls a stellar
The coming week will witness at the Grand
what Is said to be a clean, bright, wholesome
and laughable piece of .originality. It is
Byrne Brothers' "Going to the Races." This
year, as a result of their lengthy experience,
they have produced an entirely new entertain
Gilbert & Sullivan's opera, "Pirates of
Penzance" will be presented at the Metro
politan opera house tonight by what is claimed
to be the best organization of amateur talent
ever got together In this city. The opera
will be given under the personal direction
of Mr. Henri de bonne, assisted by W. H.
Ken-worthy and Mrs. Vina Avery Smith. The
cast is headed by the well known St. Paul
oontralto, Mrs. C. B. Yale. The sale of seats
has bean very large and the indication's are
that the house will be crowded for both per
formances. The cast In full ls as follows:
Richard, a Pirate chief. .Charles McWill-ama
Samuel, his lieutenant A"be Arrivee
Frederick, a Pirate apprentice —
B. J. McCafferty
Ma], Gen. Stanley, of the British army —
J. C. Myron
Edward, a police sergeant E. G. Council
Mabel, Gen. Stanley's daughter, —
Mrs. Kathryn Gray
Kate, Gen. Stanley's daughter*. .Lottie Arrivee
Edith, Gen. Stanley's daughter. .Lucille Egan
Isabel. Gen. Stanley's daughter.. .Minnie Gelb
Ruth Mrs. C. B. Yale
"The Sign of the Cross" with all its wealth
of historically correct scenery, gorgeous cos
tumes, jewels and armor, and presented by
a strong company of English players direct,
from the Lyric theater, London, will be the
attraction at the Metropolitan all of next
week. The sale of seats for the engagement
opens today.
Infringement ou Brandy Labels.
Eleven largo bottles of brandy were de
posited yesterday with the clerk of the
United States district court as exhibits iv an
action brought by James Hennessy & Co., of
France, against some St. Paul firms. The
allegation is that the defendants have been
Imitating the labels on their make of brandy.
An Injunction against any further imitation
and au accounting ls asked in each case.
Via "The MiUvan_.ee."
Every Saturday a splendid Pullman tourist
sleeping car leaves Minneapolis 8:25 a in
(from St. Paul 8:35 a. m.J, and runs through
to Los Angeles, California, arriving there dt
8:25 a. m. following Wednesday, just four
The "Sunshine Route" ls via "The Mil
waukee's" famous Hedrick Route to Kansas
City, thence via A., T. & S. F. Railway
through New Mexico and Southern California
the pleasantest winter route to the coast lii
Rate per double berth in this sleeper, $6.00
from St. Paul and Minneapolis to California
Apply to the company's agents for descrip
tive pamphlets, maps and lowest rates, or
address J. T. Conley, Assistant General Pas
senger Agent, St. Paul, Minn.
Vital S_alist.es.
Leonard G. Hicks Ramsey county
Martha Bartusch Ramsey county
Charles Groebner Ramsey county
F:orence Mllhausen Ramsey county
Adolph W. Walters Ramsey county
Annie R. E. Schindler Ramsey county I
Gustav C. Schaler Ramsey county
Bertha A. Enderlin Ramsey county
George L. Buck San Francisco, Cai.
Albert R. West Ram:ey county
Mrs. J. T. Conley, 438 Laurel ay Boy
Mrs. W. M. O'Connell, 207 Rondo st.... Gin
Mrs. Bolt, 82 East Eleventh st Girl
Mrs. Adolph Saur, 517 Mississippi st Boy
Mrs. John Strom. 262 Williams- st Girl
Mrs: Nils Larson, 661 Cook st Boy
Mrs. Gu.taf Johnson. 661 Magnolia st Girl
Mrs. Vincent Kovarik. 800 Stewart ay Boy"
Mrs. Alfred Seybel, 683 St. Anthony ay..Girl
Mrs. Sherman E. Day, Colonial flats Boy
Genevieve Oakley, St. Cloud, Minn 10 mos
Christina Huelster, 735 E. Sixth st 60 yrs
William H. Adsit, 407 Summit ay 51 yrs
Edward James Root, Seventh-Jackson. 2B yrs
•Miss Nellie Donovan, Rochester, Minn. 3s yrs
Fritz Franheim, St. Joseph's hospital.. 42 yrs
STICKNEY— In St. Paul. Minn., Jan. 25. 1899.
James Stickney, aged 39 years. Funeral
Friday, Jan. 27, at 2:30 p. m., from Gutbunj
& Rockstroh's undertaking rooms, 21G East
Seventh. Members of St. Paul Grove No.
7, U. A. O. D-, and friends are requested to
attend. H. F. Logan, N. G.
BOCKMAN— In St. Paul, at the residence. 300
Aurora avenue, Sarah, beloved wife of Bar
ney Bookman, aged 38 years. Funeral from
St. Joseph's church Friday morning, Jan.
27, at 9 a. m. Friends are invited.
M'CARTHY— At Mlnot. N. D., Monday, Jan.
23, John W. McCarthy, aged 52 years.
Funeral will take place from his late" resi
dence, 658 Broadway. Time will be stated
CASHMORE— Died, Wednesday, Jan. 25,
Sarah, widow of Wm. Cashmere, aged 6.
years, at the residence of her daughter,
Mrs. Jos. McCormack. 670 Martin street'
Funeral Friday at 3 p. m. Services at the
house. Marshalltown, 10., papers please
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