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Seventh Cr Robert St. Rt/an Block. ST. PAUL, EttßNfJ. 315-323 Nicolbt Avenue, Minneapalis, Minn. Wl I\/ Do You Buy at ll I The Palace? We believe we can tell you. You may not have thought of it. First— This store is counted the BEST STORE, though I odd because we make YOUR satisfaction the one test — that means much. Second — There is not a quicker store anywhere; quick because you have no need to ponder over the GOODNESS of the things you buy — that means everything 1 . The hints that bob up today are of those speciais we've been telling you about the past week. t Men's Trousers Ai About Half-Price. That's what quick, shrewd and intelligent buyers are getting at our great FEBRUARY TROUSER SALE. WHY? Because Cohen, Goldman & Co., "King Makers" of Fine Trousers, cleaned house to us and washed their hands of their entire stock of Fall and Winter weights, to the tune of 3,900 pairs at 50 CENTS ON THE DOLLAR. They're going out of our stores like shots from a Gatling gun, because we're selling $1.50 Ray's Cassimere Pants 69c $2.00 Striped Cheviot Pants 95c $3. so pure wool Tweed Pants $^,85 $4 and 54.50 elegant Pants $2.45 $5 and $6 Nobby Dress Pants $2.85 These Trousers are just rig-lit. They're everything that makes Trousers right — rig-ht in style, in weight, in make, in fabric, in quality and at about Half Price. Don't lag — 'twon't last long-. 7 EIGHTEIiTY«r is the magic price on suits that's drawing the people from every corner of the city. It's our trump card— the greatest of all our great Suit offerings. The people are amazed. "We get more than vre expect!" For $8,88 you can wear a 520 Hockanum Worsted, a ?20 Imported Oxford Clay, an SlB Broad Wale Un finished Serge, an $18 Imported Scotch Homespun, a $16.50 Auburn Melton, a $15 Harris Cassimere. They're Suits that are made right and fit right. Some silk face, silk lined, satin paneled. They flew out yesterday, reg- ih gj_W^__ JSSSOk- _&B±. ular holiday business, but it's house- \BM Hla§B a| cleaning time with us, and they must «T*K JJPS ja^fa j go. So next week we'll continue these u^S^V^S $14, Sls, Sl6, $18, S2O Suits for 253TADIES - I by actual count came yesterday in response to our 48c Shirt Sale. 'Twas ladies' natural shopping shrewdness 'gainst the salesman's talk and the best 48c Shirt of the century. The" Shirt Won, for 'tis a better shirt than they ever bought for 79c. All the best points, "patent inserted sleeve"-known by ladies to be the best "point" in the make-up of a shirt — Wamsutta Mus lin, linen bosom and cuffs, doubly stayed and reinforced, butch er's linen back. Fits men who always had to wear misfits. Hear that, ladies? All styles and bosoms. WWa __f^__ Bought 3,000 dozen, spot cash; best makers WA 8 \\\ __T__ in America, but hard up— that explains an (|WBg%B M Unlaundered Shirt, which if laundered | would sell for $1.25, selling for S/\LE CONTINUES TOMORROW/. VASA LEAGUE BANQUETS. Splendid Social Event Last Nig-ht at Ynsn Hall. The Vasa league held its first annual banquet last evening at Vasa hall, with an attendance of several hundred prominent Swedes of the city. Edward Peterson officiated as toast master and a half-dozen responses -■vtre made to toasts by prominent members: of the league. Supper was set \ >• tl. followed by a programme of toasts and musical numbers. The Swedish Male quartette gave several numbers, including national Bongs. The Misses Edna ard Alma Larson executed a piano duot. J. O. 'Sederburg responded to "The Mission ot the Vasa League." Harry Sund bergh followed with a response on "Sweden in My Imagination." .Prof. J. J. Appelon gave a violin solo, and Mrs. Edward Eckman gave a piano solo. Hon. J. A. Jackson spoke in conclud ing the programme on 'What the Swedes Have Done in Minnesota." Th-* following were among those present- President Borgstrom, Louis Johnson, Alex Lindahl, John Blom "77" Is Dr. Humphreys' Specific for Coughs, Colds, Influenza and What It Will Do!!! "77" will break up a hard Cold that "hangs on" tenaciously. "77" will "knock out" the Grip and leave no bad after effects. "77" will check a Lingering* Cough that threatens the Lungs. "77" will prevent Grip, Colds and Pneumonia. Carry and take "77* at the first chill or shiver and escape. At druggists or sent prepaid : 25c. 50c. Sl 00 D» HUMFH9EYS' BOOK SENT FREE. Humphreys* Me-l. Co.. Cor. William ahd John Ms.. New York. Be sure to get HUMPHREYS' quist. Andrew Holm, Chas. Rosen, Emanuel Johnson, David Wallblom' John Thorsall, Chas Wallblom, J. t! Thong, E. Sundquist, Chas. Johnson, Louis Peterson, Oscar Johnson J. Elm quist, Andrew Peterson, Edward Eck man. Chas. Peterson, J. A. Neilson and Swan B. Molander. - LITTLE, BUT VIOLENT. Sheriffs Have a Hard Time Captur ing Roy Furleigh. It tcok two strong deputy sheriffs to land diminutive Roy Furleigh, in the threes of a violent fit of insanity, at the county jail last evening. Fur leigh was taken Insane at 224 North Avon street and assistance was ask ed from the sheriff's offlce. Deputy Sheriffs Flandrake and Arndt went after Furleigh with a carriage. He was gotten into the vehicle after a fierce struggle and continued fighting all the way to the jail. At the jail Furleigh was restrained with "muffs" and placed in the padded cell where later he became more quiet. Furleigh says he is a railroad man. and claims to live in Maryland. BEFORE THE CADI. Local Police Officers Dance on May or Kiefer's Carpet. Patrolman Rhinehardt, of the central detail, was before Mayor Klefer yes terday on charges preferred by Sergt- Davis. Rhinehardt was accused of in dulging In liquor while on duty, it be ing alleged that his condition was not what it should have been last Thurs day morning. He was also- charged with recklessly firing at a prisoner who escaped. The mayor intimated that Patrolman Rhinehardt might tender his resignation before March 1. Detective Hallowell, who has charge of the pawn shops, was also on the carpet for not immediately seizing an overcoat found in a pawn shop and identified by the owner. Mayor Kiefer instructed Hallowell to in future take instant possession of stolen property found with the pawnbrokers. LECTURE ON FORESTRY. Gen. C. C. Andrews to Speak at the Capitol -Wednesday. The house of representatives on Fri day passed the following: Resolved, that the use of the hall of the house of representatives, on Wed nesday evening, March 1, be given to Gen. C C. Andrews for a lecture on the economic principles of forestry, ac companied with Btereopticon illustra tions of Minnesota and German forests The public is Invited to this lecture THK ST. PAUL QLOB3 SUNDAi'— FEBRUARY 26, 1893. BRITONS REFT BUSY HAPPENINGS IX VARIOt'S PARTS OP THE WORLD AFFORD POOD FOR SENSATION CANNOT FATHOM AMERICANS Deplore the Breaking Off of \ego tlHtioua Between America and < iiiwklii. but Hope tor Agreement Later lutenoe Interest in Man ila Situation Liberal* Sadly Out of Joint. LONDON, Feb. 25.— The adjournment of the Anglo-American commission at has caused a feeling- of deep regret here, and the optimistic tone of the British foreign office ex planation is not reflected by the gen eral public, although the newspapers, as a rule, profess hope that the fresh attempt to reach an agreement In the autumn will prove more successful. The events at Manila have been fol lowed here with intense Interest, and there has been general condemnation of the Filipinos' attempt to burn the town. The speaker calls it a suicidal policy, which will only injure them | selves. A private cablegram received in Lon don, computes the loss to foreign mer chants by the bombardment of Iloilo at $5,000,000. Only one European ware house, it appears, escaped. FLATTERING TO AMERICA. An announcement very flattering lo the United States was made in tho house of commons, when president of the board of trade, Mr. Ritchie, prom ised to Introduce a bill compelling rail way companies to use automatic coup lings. Mr. Ritchie in so doing said that the secretary having control of the railway department lor the board of trade, Francis J. H opt- wood, recent ly returned from a mission to the United States and. reported highly in favor of the American system. ' He showed indisputably that there had been a great saving of life since the adoption of automatic couplings on the American railroads. MUNICIPALITIES BTLL. The London municipalities bill, in troduced in the house of commons on Feb, 23, by Arthur J. Balfour, tne gov ernment leader in that house, and first lord of the treasury, has be;n well received generally. The most striking feature is the re vival of the ancient city of West minster, which will comprise the whole of the enormously valuable and busy area from Temple Bar to Knight bridge, and from Oxford street to the River Thames, in which are incluciid* nearly all the theaters, clubs, govern ment offices, parks, royal palaces, em bassies and the aristocratic districts of Belgravia and Mayfair. It will be five times the size of the city of London proper, with five times its population and it will be a serious rival of the ancient *city of London, whose ratable value is £4,450,000, while that of the city of Westminster Is £4,850.000. The imperial and social importance of the new city will be tremendous. "CAME A CROPPER." Sir Henry Campbell-Bannerman. af ter such an excellent start on his new mount, the Liberal leadership, "came a cropper" yesterday evening at the first hurdle. Mr. John Morley, the for mer chief secretary for Ireland under the Liberal government, challenged the government on its Soudan policy by moving a reduction of the supplemen tary estimates. Sir Edward Grey, formerly parlia mentary secretary for the 'foreign of fice, rose and pointed out that the Khartoum expedition was necessary In consequence of acts to which Mr. Mor ley, as a cabinet minister, gave his Then Sir Henry Campbell-Banner man spoke, tried the impossible feat of agreeing with both sides of the ques tion, and ended by voting with Mr. Morley, who was also supported by Mr. Labouchere and the front opposition bench. But over a dozen Liberals, in cluding one whip, voted with the gov ernment. This discussion presents the Liberals as being in a pitiful condition of divid ed councils, and the rebuff of Sir Henry Campbell-Eannerman's leadership is the subject of general comment today. JOHN BULL SHOCKED. The news that the khalifa is gather ing a host, varying in number from 15,000 to "§O,OOO men, and is marching on Khartoum, came with a rude shock to the people of Great Britain who were under the impress-ion that he was al most a solitary wanderer in the desert. Official circles, however, express sat isfaction at the fact that the khalifa is apparently determined to make an other onslaught on the Anglo-Egyp tian fcrces, as they are confident he will eapily be defeated. Maj. Gen. Sir Arthur Hunter, governor of Omdur man, is quoted as saying: "I regard the khalifa as a nuisance. He is no longer dangerous, and it will greatly simplify matters if he comes out and fights." In the meanwhile, detachments of British troops have been ordered to get ready to return to Omdurman from Lower Egypt and a strong expedition will be formed ar.d advanced to mcc* the khalifa. A controversy has been raging over the destruction of the mahdt's tomb at Omdurman and the dispersal of his bones. It is said that the officials, after the battle, divided his bones among themselves, one officer getting a finger nail, while the embalmed head of the mahdi was given to the late Gen. Gor don's nephew. There is considerable anxiety over the reports of the death of the ameer of Afghanistan, but up to today the Indian government had not received any confirmation of the rumor. "Dontt's"— From "What to Eat." The March issue of "-What to Eat" prints an address to general managers and general passenger agents of high-class railroads em bodied in a number of very pertinent don'ts." Among other things It says: "Don't run like Helenblazes for an hour until you are ahead of time and then come to a stop at a station and stand there till the passengers begin to look out of the window to see If there's a wreck ahead. Comfort in traveling comes fromjhat steady-going pact that lulls the senses and soothes one instead of excit ing and Irritating him." "The passenger takes the sleeper to sleep —to rest. Give him all the opportunity possi ble He will be grateful— he will remember It— he will speak of it to other prospective passengers and so It will pay." "The three most desirable things about a passenger train are safety, speed and com fort." To a careful and strict observance of all and many more of "What to Eat's " "don'ts," the C. M. & St. P. Ry., for in stance, owes Its unfailing popularity with the traveling public. On its Pioneer Limited train between the Twin Cities and Chicago (the only perfect train in the world) the pas senger obtains every possible comfort. Notice. The first edition of "The Empire of the South" having been exhausted, a Second Edi tion will be ready for distribution by or about •March 10. 1899. It is a halndsome volume of about 200 pages descriptive of the South and Its vast re sources, beautifully illustrated, and regarded by critics as the most complete production of its kind that has ever been published? Persons wishing to secure this work will please In-close to the undersigned 25 cents per copy, which amount approximates the cost of delivery. Remittances may be made in stamps or otherwise. Address all communications on this subject to "W. A. Turk, Gen'l Pass. Agt., Southern Ry., "Washington, D. C. Apple Blossom Flour has earned its posi tion la your horne — you know through ex. perience that It's the finest flour milled In the land— It la a tried friend, trusty and true. TOHELPTBEWOODMES COMMERCIAL CLUB COMJHITTEE IIKMIIIMKMIS ACTIVE CO-OPER ATION WITH THE ORDER TO GET 1901 CONVENTION (-• A Gathering Attended b> Nearly Thirty Th<iu»iii--I People, nnd Continuing; for l-'i.ur Days— St. Paul Always Haa tbe Indorse ment of tbe Head Consul of tbe Order — -Work Will Secure Plum. The city development committee of the -Commercial club has made a report regarding the national convention of the Modern Woodmen to be held In the month of June, 1901. The /convention is composed of from 400 to 500 delegates fram the various state camps of the Modern Woodmen. This organization has an aggregate of not less than 350, --000 and this number will probably be increased to 400,000. by the time of the convention .in 1901. This convention will be attended by a large attendance of general members of the order and their families. It is, in fact., the biennial outing of the or der and basing their calculations upon former attendance to the national con vention the committee figures that the convention of 1901 will probably be at tended by at least 50,000 to 60,000 dele gates and visitors who will come from the Northern states, remaining in the city from four to six days. The central committee of all the St. Paul camps of this order are agitating this matter of securing the convention for St. Paul in 1901 and are very ac tive in their efforts in that behalf, and have already secured the indorsement of civil organizations for this end, and the head counsel of the order, who visited St. Paul last year and was tendered a reception by the Commercial club, has given his indorsement to the movement. The St. Paul Modern Woodmen com mittee desires the co-operation of the Commercial club along the following lines for the securing of the conven tion: First— The Pt'pointment of a delegation from the club to attend the national convention, which will be held In Kansas City during the month of June this year. Second— The securing of reduced rate;* for railway transportation for the various dele gations which are to go from St. Paul to Kansas City. Third— For securing from the Western Passenger Agents' association the lowest pos sible rates of transportation to the conven tion of 1901, if held in St, Paul. Fourth— A suitable souvenir of St. Paul, to be presented to the members of the conven tion at Kansas City and to be distributed among the members of the order for the pur pos? of setting forth the advantages of St. Paul a.s a convention city. In addition to the proposed delega tion from the Commercial club, the state camp of the National Woodmen win send thirty delegates and the St. Paul camps about fifty, and they desire a delegation from the Commercial club to be as large and active as possible. The city development committee most heartily commends the efforts to secure this national convention and it recom mends that a committee of five be ap pointed by the board of directors to confer and to co-operate with the local committee of the Modern Woodmen for the purpose of carrying the above rec ommendations into effect. In accordance with the last recom mendation the following committee has been appointed: John Caulfield. chair man; J. B. Joyce, C. W. Hornick. Judge O. B. Lewis. Judge Gebhard Willrich. NEWS OF THE LODGE ROOM. Harmony Camp, Woodmen of the World with twenty-one charter members was or ganized at Cannon Falls, Minn.. Thursday Feb. 16. in the I. O. O. F. hall, by State Deputy E. C. Stellenberg, assisted by ' Deputy A. Ager, S. S. Johnson. H. Peterson G. Cer nell and J. Hartery. from Watervilie Camp, vv. O. W. The following officers were elect ed and installed: Past commander, C L. Sawyer; consul commander, C. F. Sawyer; adviser lieutenant, John Stoudt; banker d' S. Dibble- clerk, E. C. Johnson: escort George Bremer; watchman. Ed Feiker; sen try, Leslie Bremer; physician, Dr. A. T Con ley; managers, A. C. Austin, one year; C. H. Lang, two years: Charles Thayer three years: delegate, C. F. Sawyer; alternate. C. rf. Lang. The camp starts cut with a good membership and composed of Cannon Falls business men, and we look for a healthy and large growth. The next regular meeting will be held March 2 in the I. O. O F hall Capital Lodge No. 51, K. of P., has held many successful meetings In the past, but never a more successful one than that of Wednesday last, when fully 120 Knights, rep resenting all the city and many other lodges, were present to greet the Pythian members of the senate and house. From the call to order at 8 p. m. to the singing of "America" at midnight, there was not one dull moment. The second rank was conferred, many of the visitors helping with the work. Aftjr the business meet a social session and smoke was held, and addresses made by several of the visitors, including Senator R. B. Brown St. Cloud; Brother Stewart, of Willmar; Brother Butler, of Stillwater: Brother Ferris, of Cleveland, 0., etc.. the speeches being in terspersed with songs and recitations. The officers and members of No. 51 are deter mined that 1899 shall be one of the best years In its history, and judging from the start, are likely to attain that end. Next Wednes day there will be work in either the first or third rank. Next Thursday evening, March 2, Union Lodge No. 48, I. O. O. F., will give a mock trial at their hall, Fifth and Wabasha streets. It promises to be an Interesting af fair, as there has been engaged for the oc casion some of the city's best attorneys. Judge Willrich will have charge of the case. Refreshments will be served later in tbe even ing. It is hoped that all members who can will be in attendance. Excelsior-Meridian Lodge No. CO, Odd Fel lows,, will confer the initiatory degree on several candidates Monday evening. The de gree will be conferred' by the new staff, and it is expected that a number of members from the legislature will be present to witness tlie work. The lodge will also act upon rmend ments to its by-laws. The visit of Supreme Secretary Granger, of the United Order of Foresters, to the city last week, and the very encouraging report filed with the insurance commissioner has had a stimulating effect on the order in St. Paul and much enthusiasm has been awakened among the members. Court Ramsey's next meeting, at Masonic hall, South Wabasha on Tuesday evening, March 2, is expected to be an interesting one. The high standing committee will pay their long deferred visit and exemplify the new ritual on three can. didates. Court Hamline, the youngest court in the Twin Cities, is setting a pace" for somj of the older courts to follow. They have or ganized a drgree team, and tolerate no slip shod method of initiation. The court is well supplied with musical taient. and a concert concludes every regular meeting. Court Alpha meets on Wednesday evening and a pleasant surprise Is in store for the ladies. Court Dayton, U.- O. F., met on Friday night, and after business and initiation. en- Joyed a social hour, enlivened by selections from Brother Burge's gramaphone. This court expects to meet and beat Court North ern Pacific at a game of cards on March 10. Court St. Paul, U. O. F.. conferred the de gree on a class of candidates on Monday night, and is feeling that "things are comir.g her way." Court Northern Pacific. U O. F., held Its annual meeting on Friday night, and will ac. "eept Court Dayton's challfc-ge. Brother Eddy has already secured enougtf applications to make good their losses by transfer to Court Hamline. Last Monday night at the hall of Hancock encampment, I. O. O. F., a number of patri archs of that encampment and of Minnesota Encampment No. 1. were mustered into Can ton Apollo No. 3, by Patriarch Militant of this city. Quite a number of officers 'and chevaliers of Canton Minnesota No, 1 Can ton Advance No. 7 and Caaton Minneapolis No. 12— more than thirty-gve in full uniform came from Minneapolis and' performed the beautiful ceremony of mustering. Among their number were Col. William Street Ma] H. E. Buck, Adjutant A. E. Demules, Capts' William Robertson, J. V. E. Wyatt, T Schulman, M. F. Henlon, J. D. Two ' aud Lieut. J. F. Smith. In" chaf-ge of the cere monies was Capt. J. V. E. Wvatt, who was assisted by Maj. Buck and Capts. Robert son and Schulman. After the muster Canton Apollo elected the following officers unani mously (each being the sole nominee) -viz. : Captain. August Hohensteln; lieutenant, O. F. Olson; ensign. Fred Graupman; clerk, G. A. Rinker; accountant, Theo. Bunker, who were then duly Installed by Col. Street. The ceremonies concluded, refreshments were partaken of. At lest Wednesday evening's spec'al session and reception of the member! of the grand tHHNAN'S The Best on Earth is a Marian Shoe. If you are fastidious as to Shoes, if you appreciate the rich beauty of perfect patterns and the effectiveness of modern lasts, it will pay you to inspect our superb assortment. Our stock represents nearly every grade on the market. We have a vast variety of styles for general trade, and THE LARGEST LINE OF HIGH-GRADE SHOES IN THE CITY- Excellence characterizes all our stock. Elegance and superi ority mark our specialties. Depend on it, our Monday offerings outrank those of any other store. LADIES' ©HOES. MEIN'SSHOES Ladies' Box Calf Walking Boots, _^*-»*~* Ladies' fine bl'k A com P le te !»»« •! New Spring with hand-sewed extension soles. -g «* *1 Glaze Kid Lace St y les ia black and tans; all the new B The $4.00 kind. (W\ r-fc y~± pm % • ] Shoes, with new cut « "d lasts. They compare fa- g They can be l) I J L^. S .1 Cornish toe. Very vonbly with most Qy_ Ap worn without !■?■ W 1 new and neat and 9S Shoes; every pat- Jk 'M IJL. rubbers JLTtLTLI I •\**L SJBL»— " Jem, every tip and J|[J ■ A Ladies' Fine Kid Lace Boot, / *S CT /fl |.i.. oc . ch „^ , « E ■nri+h Un.» , «.--~t,* i,, es is. X \&SL -V M IB mISSCS' Stlo3S. Our stock of i w.th hg-hc we.g-ht hand-welt sole, ft. J L%i3\J Misses' and Children's Shoes has I Corn*sh toe and kid or patent . "EJ^^,. t^ been if reatlv improved and enlarged X leather tip. JT* *■& p "^ by thi addition of several new lines I These are very j) J /|^ made lik « ladl "' sboes, with very [1 new. Monday "~ \ ■ / i 1 ' "^W broad toe " and extension soles. If oalv KdWW a KmW >S^fe s&m*^ Prices are in keeping with the ex- g ■ 11%P11%nl dllUt VUbh WABASHA STREETS. encampment, I. O. O. F., held Jointly by Hancock Encampment No. 39, and Minnesota Encampment No. 1, at the hall of the latter, the degree staff of Hennepin Encampment No. 41, conferred the Golden Rule In an Impres sive and excellent manner on three of Han cock's patriarchs, and one from Minnesota encampment. After conclusion of the cere monies, well delivered and enthusiastically re ceived, addresses v.-ere made to the large num ber of patriarchs assembled from the differ ent parts of the state by W. G. Nye and F. L. Powers, grand representatives; William R. Johnson, grand master, and a number of oth ers, Past Grand Scribe Bolton acting as mas ter of ceremonies. In conclusion refreshments TV ere served In the dining hall. Pioneer Lodge No. 238, Order Sons of St. George, -will give another smoke social in their hall on Monday evening, March 30. Ar rangements are also being made for a St George's day celebration on April 24. A con cert and dance will be given in the evening Court Capital City- No. 614. Independent Or der of Foresters, has adopted a series of re ceptions at the homes of members of their court, the first of which was given at the home of Brother James McDonough, of Edger ton street, on Thursday evening, where they delightfully enjoyed themselves at what they termed an "acquaintance reception." Brother Henry Laretry will next eutertain the court at his home on Reaney street, March 23, a^ progressive cinch. The Evening Star, D. of R., will give a progressive euchr? party in their hall, Fifth and Wabasha street, on evening of March 4, the proceeds to buy banners for the degree Etaff. St. Anthony Hill camp, M. W. A., held a well attended meeting on the 21st. At tho next meeting the by-Taw committee will re port and an effort will be nisde to organize an additional sick benefit for those who wish to join It. Hiawatha Lodge No. 90, A. O. U. W., held a well attended meeting at 'fs spleml'diy ar, ranged quarters Thursday evening, Yeh. 23. Two candidates were Initiated and four aprll cation*' received. Brother Jamos .1. R(f,an, who, by the way. is president of the Catholic Total Abstinence society, and one uf the best known and most succ?ss:ul workers in the .cause of temperance in the slate, delivered fn address on the life and work of Wnshingto:- Brother Robert A. Walker rvc:ted a poem on Washington, written by himself. At the next meeting cf Hiawatha lodge two solid sil ver badges, beautifully engrived and enc'f-fd in a neat leather case, wil! be presented to Brothers Harry Kahn and Seth L. Isham — Banner Lodge No. 4, A. O. IT. W. w'll after the first of March, hold 'ts ret-nl-H-' meet ings in Bowlby hall. H th.- last met ''iis of this lodge three candidates were initiated. Brother R. M. Cannon Jr., r?CDrd.-r ol Banner ledge, was unexpectedly caUad tc Kentucky, where he will remain for ;v>me weeks, set tling up property interess. Northern Lodge No. 126. A. O. TJ. W.. is still as progressive as ever, and the meeUng last Monday proves that the interest is on the increase. At the request of Balaton Lodge No. 118, Minnesota, and by written au thority of Grand Master Workman Charles Hinds, they conferred the degres on a mem ber of said lodge in a most impressive man ner. This is the second time inside of a few months that No. 126 has conferred thY de grees for other lodges. Brother William J. Francois reported go:d success in the sale of tickets fcr the grand introductory entertain ment of the advisory council of the A. O. U. W., to be held in Market hall on March 10. All members were instructed to take special notice of this event and strive to make it a great financial succ-ss. Brother Trossen pre sented No. 126 with a neat charity box for their initiation ceremonies. " North St. Paul Lodge No. 1. A. O. U. W., had the best turnout for months at their meeting Friday evening. Washington's birth day was observed with appropriate cere monies. Brother John Owens, who is also mayor of North St. Paul, delivered the prin cipal address, followed by short talks from the folowing: Brothers J. B. Hagermann. R. A. Norsburgh, A. L. Sleeper an Joe Mu'ller. Independent lodge. D. of H.. will visit the North St. Paul lodge on Friday evening, March 24, and extensive preparations are being mad? for the comfort and entertain ment of the sisters on that occasion. Noble Franklin Lodge No. 2, A. O. V. W., at their hall. Eighth and Wabasha, held a very interesting and largely attended meet ing last Thursday evening. Business Men's lodge, A. O. U. W., was ad- I dressed Tuesday evening by Brother P. P. Bartfool. of Noble Franklin 1-dge, on the sub ject of "The Advisory Council." Brother Ea~ thol was enthusiastic and eloquent in his ad vocacy of the council as a step in the direc tion of a larger and more co-nprehensive co operation among the lodges than has here tofore been possible. Capital City Lodge No. 237. A. O. U. W., gave a ball Wednesday evening at their hall, corner of Seventh and Reaney "streets." There were 100 couples present. ar.'d all were ennar. ently satisfied with the treatment accorded them. A banquet w-as served at midnight by members of Independent Lodge. D. of H*. Capital City lodge Is composed largely of railroad men.' Humboldt Lodge No. 19. A. O. U. W..con gregated, in large numbers st their hall. St. Peter and Seventh streets. Saturday evening for the purpose of consider?!-;* amendment* to the grand lodge constitution. Several ad dresses were made in German. Esther Lodge No. 30. A. O. 0. W.. held a well attended meetine Tuesday evening. Ar rangements were made for an Easter ball." j which will be given at Central hall on Easter i Monday. The lodge will also give a nro- | gresslve euchre party at their next meeting. 1 March 7. Diamond Lodge. D. of H. .Woman's Auxil- | iary No. 116. is one of the most progressive I and enthusiastic !">. of H. lodges in the state. At the meeting Tuesday evening man* ! visiting sisters and bro'hnrs were in evidence, i ard were entertained with vocal snd instru. | mental music, recitations, etc. Amon* the i vis'tcrs noticed were Mrs. James H. McNalln i and Mrs. Seth L. Isham. Independent Lodge No. 112. A. O. T T . W.. at i their meeting In the I. O. O. F. hall Tues- I day evening initiated three new members and j received fly- applications. Independent lod<*e ] has accepted the invitation of North Rt. Paul lodge to visit them on Friday evening, March j 24. and will go ir a bod v. Nobility Lodge No. 13. A. O. U. W.. one of the oldest D. of H. lodges in th= state, held its regular meeting ai A. O. U. W T . temDle. i corner Eiehth anil Wa'i-'-hi street* Wednes- I day evening. Sirter *""ill«. of Bother, snd Sister Anna Isham. of Irdf>n<-ndent lodge. ! were present and mad 0 short a-ld-esses. Secretary Isham, of the advisory council. A. O. IT. W.. announced that th» next meet ing of the advisory council will be "Wr" at Lodge Room No. 4. Central ha'l. c'-'Pr Sev enth snd Sixth streets on Wednesday even ing March 8 at 8 o'clock. St. Paul Court No. SP. C. O. F. he'd a largely attended meeting last Tir-sdav even ing at their new hall, ovr 411 Rrbert st-eet. Two candidates were initiated and six appli cations for me-mb--rslr> received. After the. transaction of regular hnsiness speeches were i made hy visiting brothe-s op the order in general, and coneratulaMp*- S + . Paul. Court No. ?9 in rartieula- for the progressive and entertaining festures which the court have added to their regular DrogTamme and order of business. Orce ». month the curt hods a social session to which visiting bothers ere always welcome. The re"iil»* m^etip-r »»■ -Vs of St Paul Court No. 89 are the fisi u^m third Tuesdays of each month, at the hall over No. 411 Robert street. Lincoln Lodge Nix, 38. K. of P., conferred the first and second ranks on Judge J. E. Jag gard last Friday night, and meet Friday night to confer the third rank, concluding with a social. Excelsior Lodge No. 60, I. 0. O. F., will have work in the initiatory degree tomorrow night. All Odd Fellows are cordially Invited. The work will be done by the new degree team, which has been organized in Excelsior lodge. SECT TO PEST HOUSE GEORGE BENTON'S DISEASE DE VELOPS INTO A CASE OP SMALLPOX MYSTERY WHERE HE GOT IT Health Authorities Have No Line on the Present Source of the Disease Dr. Miller Thinks It Would Be Wise for the People to Get Vac cinated Doenn't Anticipate Any Outbreak of the Disease. The suspected case of smallpox at 167 West Seventh street, not 167 West Third street, as originally reported, where George Benton, a colored barber has been ill for several days, developed yesterday to be genuine smallpox and Benton was removed to the pest house. Mrs. Benton and her sister-in-law, who were taking care of the sick man, are under strict quarantine at the house. A policeman ts constantly on guard at the door and no one is allowed to enter the place. According to Acting Health Com missioner Miller there is no mistake about Benton having smallpox, but the case is not regarded dangerous as yet, as Dr. Miller says Benton seems to have but a slight attack. At the same time so virulent is the disease, in any form, that it is readily con tagious and it was concluded that the only safe measure was to isolate Ben ton at the pest house. Benton was re moved in a conveyance which Is under the care of the health department and used for no other purpose. Mrs. Benton and her sister-in-law are immunes from smallpox as Dr. Miller says both of them say they ha\ c had the disease, but nevertheless they will be kept In strict quarantine the specified length of time and every pre caution will be observed to fully stamp out the disease. There seems to be no explanation as to how Benton contracted the disease. Dr. Miller has endeavored to trace its origin in the Benton case, but cannot ascertain how or where the colored man may have been exposed to small pox. The only other case in the city is that of iho Italian, Antone Vacca, who was removed from the Upper flats to the pest house several days ago. It is said that Benton has been nowhere near the flats. Vacca is improving. With a lack of all knowledge as to the origin of these two cases, it would not be surprising if more cases should make their appearance before the dis ease has been stamped out. Benton, up to the time he was taken sick, was doing business in his barber shop and came in contact with a good many customers daily. Still the health au thorities think that is possible without his having communicated the disease to any of them. It is equally possible that the same source which communicated the dis ease to Benton himself may have com municated it to others. . Dr. Miller said yesterday that he would advise vaccination In all cases 1 /~___ ') »I■ Ml ■ toe «v *G■l «■ I vm» mmw I■ ■ 8 In wm 8 r /*_K S 1 $ Desirable Tenants for Stores f 111 111 III! S C (Formerly tlie Market House.) / IJN } S Ccrasr Wabasha and Seventh Streets. £ <® i T)REMJSES arranged and improved to I© / <® < * suit all tenants. Rents reasonable. >® l >® i Leases for long or short terms given. Best ? 4n I \x \ ocat ' on - n town. Apply to the Board of c 1 s Directors of the Public Library, or /® I $ EDWARD FELDHAUSER, X |i S fl% < Room 105, Germania Life Bldg. i fl^ < 3 where people had not been vaccinated for a number of years. A large per cent of the school chil dren of St. Paul have been vaccinated within the last; two or three years or so, but all children, except babies, should have the vaccine applied to their arms at this time. This, the doc tor thinks, would be wise in adults, too, although he does not anticipate any spread of the disease. It may have nothing to do with this case, but it is within four weeks that a colored man, who had been in St. Paul, was down with smallpox in Mil waukee. CONCERT FOR A. 0. U. W. To Be Given at Market Hall Mght of March 10. A concert, for which an especially fine programme has been arranged, will be given the evening of March 10 at Market hall by the A. O. U. W. ad visory council of Ramsey county. This organization is- composed of delegates from the local lodges of A. O. U. W. and D. of H.. and has but recently been perfected. Its objects are of a charita ble and benevolent character, its espe cial aim being to unify the local lodges along lines looking to the general wel fare of the great parent order of A. O. U. W., which with the D. of H. (wom en's auxiliary) have reached in- Ram sey county alone, an aggregate of over six thousand members. The entertainment projected for March 10 is being prepared for by a standing committee of the advisory council, consisting of the following per sons*. R. M. Canr>on Jr.. Mrs. Bunker, Mrs. Heron. Miss O'Neill, James H. Mc- Nally. Among the vast number of per sons who have volunteered to assist with the programme are the following talented artist**, all well known, not only to St. Paul people, but throughout the entire Northwest: Miss Millie Pctt gieser, Miss May Huffsmith. Miss Fan nie Dean, Al. G. Flourr.-oy, F. H. Ten ney. Louis Nash, A. G. Johnson Mr*. S. V. Harris. Mrs. E. H. Parnell, John F. Gehan, Percy Churchill. Henry Del lifleld. T. S. Snyder and George Danz. The Mystery of the Magnetic Needle. In Rnssia. One of Russia's innumerable? mysteries la the erratic behavior of the ;r-"is"-eti? needle in many pa: ts cf the great cmoire. T.:e compass is freaky enough anywhere, but it seems to take a par-titular delight in refusing to pcint mirth tor the subjects of the i-i u r. French r.nd Russian soieottsta have reoently been investigating this subject in the vast central "lain bnween Moi.g-t and Barakov. The greatest aberrations were found in the province of Kursk, the capital town of which is seme 6':o mites almc-e: due south c«f Mos cow. In the northern ra.t of the province. near Tim. the ne^Sle Reflects 20 decrees; farther s-ouih, ir. .he provir.ee of Sl--ran-Oskoi. up to 30 degrees, while In vie southeast of the trovince about I'M miles south of Tim, the deflection is over 96 deffree? the needle standing almost perpendicular and pointing nearer east r-r.<3 west than nor'h and south. This reversal of the magnetic fcrces may have some curious effects. A number of new railways are building in that region and engineers are interested In finding out whether the durability of their lines will sus tain the long accepted theory that these rails last best which are parallel with the mazrietlo meridians. As these run east and west over a considerable part of Russia, it will be the north and south lines that first show sizr.s of wear, whereas suc-h lines in other coun tries are the more easily maintained in repair. —Globe Year Book and Almanac. ( on- iim.ii* Social (Inl). Tlie Commons Social and L t»ra-y club meets Monday evening. Following is the pro gramme: Guitsr sol'cf. Mrs. Nelson Grime*: reading. B. W. Barnet; recitation. Ml .-"-Oil's May Vaawird; debate. "Resolved. Ti.i' the c-cntrart system be abolisiie-J in the c it*| of Su Paul, and that all public work b.» per formed by day labor, hired by the city direct ly. Affirm-atice, Dr. Hertig. L. M -Kinney: negative, L. M. Van sen. L. MWa.-tiiii; re-iti- I tian. Lulu Pittman; song. Elton Branded; | music by Commons orchestra.