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A Tliorougliiy Satisfactory Shoe Store
Is a rarity. To be thoroughly satisfactory a Shoe Stoce must have
styles enough to fit every foot that crosses its threshold, and the prices
must be as low as the very best work will stand. Ours is that sort of a
store. The qualities and workmanship are superior. A fair profit only
is added to tho actual cost of production.
Dt*essj r and \ )
feel well and are §||\ ji; Lluijra
The Valeta able> In Vici Kid> ll "H®3S*l
Willow Calf, Rtis- m "^^^3
is one of the daintiest Shoes ever sia Calf and Vaj&v ~^>^— -^3
made for dainty feet. Made of lux- Chrome Tan Kid, T§tik .J^^S^i
■riously soft chrome tanned kid | W»" 1
skin, over an an- /tr^ £\ £W] V\ P" /fV 1
atomical last. It |g^ 1 fill % 4 - J
style and comfort • *-^
£43 &3k Vfe 49 9^ Cfe£«AA f^f% Sixth and
IlgißlCGlS 9&lOt* ytli^ Wabasha sts.
Ilrlfc-mle S*aff Inspection— Adjt. Gen.
Lambert issued a special order yesterday
calling for an inspection of the brigade
staff of Gen. Bend next Tuesday night
at the armory.
Named a* Poundmastors- Mayor
Klefer yesterday appointed A. M. Bart
leit and Fred J. Llnde as poundmnsters.
The two officers v.lll serve from May 1 to
Nov. 1, and be paid at the same rate as
tho policemen, $70 per month.
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Evidence Was Lacking— Joe Kelly
and Albert Kamerlck, the two Minne
apolis m« n arrested Tuesday evening, ap
peared in court yesterday and were dis
charged :md ordered out of the city. The
evidence against them was not sufficient
to convict.
Admitted to Mlnnosutn- Insurance
Commissioner O'Shaughnessy yesterday
admitted Supreme TjOdge of the Order of
Columbian Knights of Chicago, to do
business m this state; also Northern Ac
cident and Sick Benefit Association of
Menomonee, Mich.
Creosote for a Companion — "Willy
O'l'rieii, a boy eleven years old, 576 Au
rora street, wag arrested yesterday on
the technical charge of assault and bat
tery, iI is offense was that he thiew
creosote upon Jacob Stern, a lad of his
own a so. the son of G. M. Stern.
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Special Ollieer Ri-siKiis— Special Of
ftcer K<l Prestos, who has been acting as
night watchman at the city detention
hr*t it::l. requested to be allowed to re
slkt, his post yesterday, on account of
lit health* His request was acceeded to
and P. P. Plcha appointed to his place.
Sons «>f Hermann Celebrate— The
"VWst St. Paul lodge. Sons of Hermann,
No. 24. will celebrate the fiftieth anni
versary of the founding of the lodge
Saturday evening. A concert and ball
will hf given, followed by refreshments.
A general invitation has been extended to
other members of the order throughout
the city and a large attendance Is ex
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Mr. if.-uiM'N.sy'.H Injury— The claim of
I ton. W, B. Hennessy against the city, In
which he demands $2,000 damages, came
before the aldermanlc committee on
streets yesterday afternoon and was re
ferred to the city engineer and the cor
poration attorney for a report as to the
facts and the legal liability of the city
In the matter. Mr. Hennessy on the night
of March 17 last, slipped on the lce-cov
ereil sidewalk at Market and Fourth
Tel. 732. Meat Market, 782.
PcValftsa? fine, large Dakotas, Cfl A
rUt(ll€?6s? dry cookors, basket.... OUC
E *.■«•» Fresh laid. if _
ggs, Perdo«en ||S
rvaßiro* F!ne Mediterranean Sweets,
Viaßk^O) juicy and sweet, «C«
** 3 dozen for £vG
If *»?«*£« AS One dozen boxw, full 7^
IkGIvIICs, size, Iv package, eacn.... IC
SUgdfi Best Granulated $lioo
Fv~fthnvr\i%e Fancy ripe, sound ones.
Lit llU€an3S| In 12-quart cases, 4_
65c: per quart fC
PnlESnO' Raof Good a»<3 fresh. «!/.
COIIIng DBCTp per pound 072 C
Armour's large 20c size II _
OellpS} Assorted Soups for |IG
Onions, pc° r o P d e^ d .. ones< . 9s
MarlfArAl 10 -l?°" nd Pa"« of English
InabnClfrli breakfn&t Mackerel Q(J.
CalmAN Fsncy Red, Fat A
Calsfiyili Salmon, per can 9C
Peach Preserves, l™&r*° ltk
serves, lb. . f Q
TFaiiV the best qnalityln Amet- (A fkg%
rlulir, U-a. rer9B-lb. sack 9Ci|IU
FlOUr, lea. 4» U . 1 a i Ck ia . Am^..s| i OO
Fiour, t .rck ty !^-^ erlc .r..50c
Bacon and Greens, o\ lb can [~
A. Booth brand " lUC
Pep- Salt, all sizes in stock.
Being our own roasters, with a com
pletely equipped roasting room In thY
premises, we are enabled to weisrh out tn
you Coffee that is fresh roasted the Sine
day you buy It that's what we do.
Dismond Bin « re3h from the blu e-
ItieillUllU I! IU, tiamo gas roast- A.
era, pound J§Q
fIAIdAII Rift fresh from the blue- flame
UUIUUII BIIU, gas roasters, I*
ponna ||0
?? d s'° blen<!l fresh '«>ni the
walllUS l'iue- name gas roasters, j r
pound I3C
F&lirV J' arac a albo blend, frtsh from the
rafiSj blue-flfime gas roasters, ift
# pound |0g
Fflnf*tf lexlcnn Jav *. from the blue- QA.
■ flllvj flame gas roasters, pound CUC
RvlrnrA J! OCh S and Java - fresb from tne
UVRUI 9 blue-flame gas roasters, ft* 1 -,
pouud C3G
"Hoffmtin House,"
blue- flame gas roasterg. pound... CO 5
streets and fractured his right ankle
bone. He has since that date been com
pelled to go about on crutches.
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To Build on Seventh Street— Jacob
Heck secured a building permit yesterday
for the erection of a two-story brick
block on East Seventh street between
Minnesota and Robert streets to cost
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Mnili Ward Prohibitionists — The
Ninth Ward Prohibition club met last
night at 620 Central Park place. A vig
orous paper was read on "Bishop Mer
rell, of the M. B. Church, Declared That
tha Saloon Cannot be Licensed Without
Sin, Yet Votes to License the Saloon."
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Hack and Cab License* — License In
spector Mclntire has notified the hack
and cab drivers and expressmen through
the police force that licenses must be
taken out before May 10 or arrests of de
linquents will follow.The license for sin
gle horse hßcks and cabs is $5 per year;
for double team hacks, $10, and for ex
pressmen $1.
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Shanley's Discharge- The committee
on police from the board of aldermen
recommended at a session yesterday af
ternoon that the action of Mayor ICiefer
In discharging Barney Shanley from the
police force be concurred in. The com
munication from the mayor stating that
Shanley had been dismissed from the
force "for the good of tho service" was
dated April 12. The action of the' com
mittee was unanimous and there was no
When He Hears ynd^e Kelly Tell
Him He Will Have to Go to the
Penitentiary for Eight Years He
Under a plea of guilty to grand larceny
In the first degree, Charles Raaen, the
youthful thug who so daringly and bru
tally assaulted and robbed Michael
Treacy of $491 several weeks ago, was
sentenced by Judge Kelly yesterday to
eight years in the state penitentiary.
Ever since his arrest, Raaen, whois
but sixteen years of age, has flaunted his
crime and gloried in the delusion that he
was a genuine hero. But when sentence
was imposed yesterday his bravado air
vanished and the youngster broke Into
a nt of -weeping, like the child he Is In
years. When asked if he had anything to
say why sentence should not be passed
Upon him the boy replied:
"I am sorry that I did it and I do not
think I would do it again. If I htul the
chance now I would be a good boy."
In passing sentence Judge Kelly said
an attempt to minimize Raaen's crime
was useless. The crime the boy waa
guilty of, the court said, was shocking
to civilization. In view of its character,
its consequence and results the court an
nounced that a severe penalty must be
Young Raaen had cherished the hope
that he wduld be sentenced to the re
formatory and when he realized that he
must serve eight years in the penitentiary
he broke down completley. He was lead
crying from the room by a demitv
A month ago Michael Treacy, of the
firm of Brown, Treaoy & Co, was
knocked down in the store doorway and
robbed of a bag containing $491, money
with which ho had started up stairs to
pay off the firm's employes. The deed
was regarded as the work of some des
perate criminal, until Raaen was urrested
and confessed to the crime.
Has Three Indictments Hanging
Over His Head at This Time.
On one of the secret indictments re
turned by the grand jury Wednesday
Andrew P. Swanstrom, formerly grand
secretary of the defunct Order of Minne
haha, was arraigned before Judge Kelly
yesterday, charged with perjury- It is
alleged that the accused made a false re
port concerning the Order of Minnehaha
■ to the insurance commissioner.
Swanstrom entered a plea of not guilty
and requested that he be admitted to bail
In view of the fact that Swanstrom U
under bail on two other indictments in
connection with the defunct order. Judge
Kelly fixed the amount of his bond at
$500. W. R. Johnson and F. O. Hammer
sureties on his other bonds, qualiiied and
Swanstrom wa* released.
In this instance the indictment against
Swanstrom charges that he swore false
ly to a report of the Order of Minnehaha
for the year 1897.
The other two Indictments, one for
grand larceny and another for perjury
are based upon the same annual report
of the order. Swanstrom's bail on the
three counts aggregates $3,750. Swan
strom is at present employed in the of
fice of the county treasurer.
Speoial Excursion to California Via
the Milwaukee.
A special Pullman tourist sleeper will
leave Minneapolis 8:25 a. m. and St. Paul
8:oo a. m.. May 2, to be run through to
Los Angeles via the Milwaukee's famous
Hedrick route to Kansas City, thence
Santa Fe route through Southern Cali
fornia. Rate per berth in this sleeper Jfi
One way and round trip tickets at ex
cursion rates-
the st. padl oi^obe; Friday, April 38, 1899.
A Quantity of I.ercgrinM, Caps, Bloa.se*,
Etc., Mit-leii, but How Much Can
not He Told Until tin Inventory
of the Property Huh lieeu Taken
—Visitor Broke In l'rom tbe la.
A thief broke into the military store
room in the eapltol Wednesday night and
carried off a quantity of national guard
property, including caps, blouses and leg
gings, which had been stored in the room
subject to requisition of the national
guard authorities. The robbery was dis
covered yesterday morning when Capt.
Bobleter, military storekeeper, sent Kd
ward Mulaney. the engineer, down to the
storeroom to have a number of guns
counted out for shipment.
The door to the room was found stand
ing wide open and an examination of the
lock disclosed that tho staple had been
pulled out of the pine partition and the
contents of the room mixed up general
ly. The part of the capitol basement used
for a store room by the adjutant gen
eral's department Is located directly
under tho hall In front of the dairy com
missioner's office.
One of the windows of the machine
work room was found open yesterday
morning, but Engineer Mulaney attached
no particular significance to th* fact at
the time as the windows are frequently
left open during the warm weather. The
robbery waa unquestionably committed
by some one thoroughly acquainted with
the capitol building, as the lock to ths
door leading to the main hall of the base
ment from the machine workshop can
only be manipulated without a key from
the Inside of the machine shop. The win
dows of the machine shop, aa are all the
other basement windows to the state
house, are on a level with the yard, and
it is a comparatively easy matter for any
one to effect an entrance In this way.
The staple was drawn by the use of a
chisel which was inserted in the crack
between the door and the partition sev
eral times, leaving marks. Evidently the
thieves tried to pry the door open with
the chisel as the edge of the pine door
was splintered and twisted out of shape.
An ordinary padlock held the door fast
and the staple being once drawn the
miscreants had no further difficulty.
The utmost secrecy was maintained at
the state house yesterday about the rob
bery and Capt. Bobleter refused to mako
any statement as to the amount of na
tional guard equipment stolen.
Capt. Fobleter had had a crew of men
at work sorting up the national guard
property which was found in disorder
when he took office. The work was com
pleted but a short time ago and an in
ventory taken of the national guard
equipment on hand. He spent part of the
afternoon checking up tho contents of
the room with his inventory statement
and will not be able to determine definite
ly the amount of loss until this Investiga
tion is completed.
There is seldom any one about the state
house in the evening except the night
watchman, and he rarely, If ever, has oc
casion to visit the basement. The easy
access afforded by the basement wln-^
dows and the meager protection of a
padlock on the pine door made the opera
tions of the burglars comparatively easy.
It is believed at the state house that
the thieves took their time to the job;
and could have carried Off a wagtm load
of stuff without being disturbed. The
engine work room is located just to the
right of the Cedar street steps, on per
haps the most unfrequented side of tha
capitol. Shortly after 7 o'clock evory
night the doors to the state house, with
the exception of the Wabasha street door,
are closed for the night. Any one enter-
Ing the building after that hour must do
so through that entrance. No official re
port has been made to the adjutant gen
eral yet and will not ba made until after
the Inventory is completed.
Capt. Chase, the custodian of tl* stats
house, said he knew nothing of the rob
bery until after it had been reported by
the military storekeeper. It occurred
during the night and as he left the build
ing every night at 8, he waa entirely in
the dark, as it had been committed with
out the knowledge of the nlghtwatchman.
The night engineer stated that he had
heard no noises during the night, but had
found the engine workroom window open
yesterday morning at daylight.
Another Fashionable House Where
the Product Has Been r«f<l.
It is evidently a spring fad with the
fashionable boardir.g- houses of the city
to serve their guests with oleomargerine.
Whether this departure is prompted as a
matter of pecuniary consideration Is
not well established, but the state dairy
and food department expects to learn
more about the matter before it con
cludes its investigation.
As told by the G 1 ob a> yesterday a
complaint was made against one fash
ionable boarding house by the state
dairy and food for using the
spurious product on the table) without
complying with the necessary require
Yesterday another complaint was drawn
up against another equally fashionable
boarding house a little farther up on the
hill, where a score or more business men
make their home. Dairy Commissioner
Bowler stated yesterday that application
would be made for warrants in both of
these cases today and that others would
follow in the near future.
Commissioner Bowler said the depart
ment would bend its best efforts to
break up the trade in oleomargerine or
butterine carried on in St. Paul. In Du
luth and Minneapolis more of the pro
duct had been found than in St. Paul,
but It would be the future policy of tha
department to vigorously enforce the law
on the subject.
In the case of the proprietor of the
house referred to yesterday morning the
following explanation was given to Com
missioner Bowler yesterday: One of the
clerks of a .firm selling oleomargerine is
a boarder there, and when some difficulty
was experienced by the proprietor in se
curing good butter through the winter
the company's agent suggested that oleo
margerine be used as it was "just as
good and some liked It better." An order
was placed and the product used for some
In this case State Inspector A. J. Glover
te the complaining witness, but in the
case which will be brought against the
other boarding house. Deputy Dairy Com
missioner White secured the evidence.
The same method of procedure was
adopted in the latter case as told of In
the Globe yesterday. Mr. White and
Mr. Glover took dinner at the boarding
house and "hooked" a sample of the but
terine when nobody was looking and
turned It over to the state chemist who
pronounced it imitation butter.
A strong effort is being made to head
off the Issuance of the warrants, but Mr.
Bowler Is determined to go through with
It. The department now has a half
dozen complaints which it will make as
soon as a test case has been made. In
Minneapolis during the month of March
about a dozen convictions were secured.
Aa Krrouenuti* Statement Appearn
In a St. Paul Newspaper.
State Auditor Dunn stated yesterday
that the statement lrt one of the St. Paul
newspapers that there would be no money
available for the state- afd of Behoofs
until 1900 was unauthorized by him and
entirely at error. The old law would
be repealed July 81 ana tlie. new one
would go Immediately- Into effect. All
the schools of the state will get their
money just as soon .as it is due.
State Superintendent of Public Instruo
tion Lewis stated. yesterday that he vai
desirous of correcting .anx false impres
sion that might ga|n circulation through
th» report. H« wujjultj, make out- ro«eh«Fi»
on tho state auditor ,f or the school aid
after the close of tho.-flacal year and he
was certain that tlfte «tfate audttor would
honor the- pap«r. ■( ■ ,j<. . ...
Prepared: for I In- "Board of Public
Works With Estimated Coat.
The board of public I works after lis
tening to the protests of property own
ers against the macadamizing of East
Seventh street, from, Hope to Atlantic
streets, decided to send to the council
an adverse report" n 6ri' Hhe proposed Im
The city engineer was directed to pre
pare speciflcatlons a 'ui«oh which bids will
be asked for the' paving with brick of
East Seventh street from the railroad
bridge to Hope street. 1 The engineer's
estimate is $15,920, or $3.25 per front foot
to the property owners.
Plans and estimate of cost of the fol
lowing, improvements were submitted by
the city engineer and the board directed
abstracts to be prepared.
Sewer on Cook street, from Edgerton
to Payne avenue. Estimated cost, $1,510,
or 72 cents per' front foot to the property
Boulevarding, curbing and planting
trees on Carroll street, from White to
Cleveland. Estimated cost, $4,000, or
$3.50 per front foot to property owners.
This amount does not include 49 trees at
$3.50 each.
Sewer on Grand avenue, Victoria to
Avon street. Estimated cost, $620, or
$1.03 per front foot to the property own^
ers. ■
Sewer on Jackson street, from Thir
teenth to Fairvlerw, and on Fairview,
from Jackson to Mount Airy. Estimated
cost, $2,646, or $1.30 per front foot to
property owners.
The board directed bids for the con
struction of a sewer on Warren street,
between Valley and Arch streets. The
estimate of the city engineer was $810,
and the bids will be opened on May 8.
Quite recently in New Tork two deaths
occurred from poisoning by the use of
powders sent to the victims by mall. In
Leaven worth, Kan., the other day, near
ly every doctor in town was called to at
tend the children who .had gathered up,
eaten and been made ill by samples of an
article left at houses by canvassers for
advertising purposes.
Alum baking powders have always
been fayorite articles for this sampling
business. Tet there is nothing more lia
ble to lead to danger than the practice
of using tho various samples of baking
powder left at the door. They are pre
sented by irresponsible- parties, In ap
pearance are not distinguishable from
arsenic, and, indeed, in Indiana some
time since one package was found, after
it had caused the death of the house
wife, to have been mixed with that
It is safer to refuse all samples of food
or medicine offered at the door. Pure
cream of tartar baking powders sell
upon their merits, and are never ped
dled or sampled.
Commissioner O'ShunguncnKy . Com
pletes a Summary of I.SUS.
Insurance Commissioner O'Shaughnessy
yesterday completed his report of the
year's business done in Minnesota by the
life, fidelity and casualty insurance 'com
panies. In the life Insurance written dur
ing tho year the statement shows a net
gain of $5,000,000 over the year 1898. In
nearly all cases the companies doing busi
ness in Minnesota, have ' strengthened
up their capital stock and added materl-.
ally to the volume of their business and
the extent of their resources.
The total amount of business done by
the several classes of life Insurance com-,
panics are as foIlowsV" "
Old Line Companies— Policies written
during year, number 1 , "8,900; policies "writ
ten during year, amount, $19,252,510; losses
incurred, $969,540; total premium recleved,
Industrial business— Policies written
during the year, number, 10,649; policies
written during the year, amount, $1,510,
--199; loss incurred, $29,442; premiums paid,
Fidelity and Casualty Companies—Acci
dent risks written, $43,116,864; premiums
received, $107,014; losses incurred,s66,36L
Employers' Liability— Risks written, 18,
--130,872; premiums received, $185,108; losses
incurred, $111,793.
Fidelity Companies— Risks written, $13,
--189,205; premiums received, $93,289; losses
incurred, $13,928.
Surety Companies— Risks written, $8,
--507,154; premiums received, $33,259; losses
paid, $8,063.
Plate glass Companies— Risks written,
$1,034,870; premiums received, $24,721;
losses incurred, $7,279.
Steam Boiler Companies — Risks written,
$2,526,550; premiums received, $20,797; losses
paid, $1,147.
Burglary— Risks written, $1,383i35a;
premiums written, $1,383,358; premiums
paid, $12,680; losses incurred, $2,269.
Title — Risks written, $470,525; premiums
received, $3,995; losses, none.
For tents and awntogs.have a talk, with
Neal at 131 East Third street. Call or
the new mebtcax, discovery
Results o* the ; -Test in Various
Forms of IJy.iiii'ysia.
Chronic indigestion or dyspepsia, while
a very common trqubie, has for some
time been looked upon by able physicians
as a very serious thing, and that no time
should be lost in treating it properly at
the start, because recent researches have
shown that the most serious, fatal and
incurable diseases have their origin in
-simple dyspepsia or indigestion.
Diabetes is simply one form of indiges
tion, the sugar and starchy food not be
ing assimilated by the digestive organs.
In Bright's disease the albumen is not
properly assimilated.
While consumption and dyspepsia are
twin diseases, and it is beyond question
that dyspepsia makes a fertile soil for
the seeds of consumption.
But the trouble has been to find a rem
edy that could be depended upon to cura
dyspepsia, as It is notoriously obstinate
and difficult to cure.
This has been the question which has
puzzled physicians and dyspeptics alike
until the question was solved, three years
ago, by the appearance of the new dys
pepsia cure in the medical world, known
a3 Stuart's Dyspepsia Tablets, which it
was claimed was a certain, reliable cure
for every form of stomach trouble.
Physicians, however, would rtot accept
such statements without first giving the
new remedy many tests and carefully ob
serving results.
For three years the remedy has been
thoroughly tested in every section of the
country and with surprising and satis
factory results. . , .
Stuart's Dyspepsia Tablets can honestly
be claimed to be- a specific, a radical last
ing cure for indigestion; in the various
forms of acid dyspepsia or sour stomach,
gas or wind on the, stomach, too much
bile, undue fullness -.or depressure after
eating and similar /symptoms, resulting
from disordered indigestion. Stuart's
Dyspepsia Tablets were riot placed before
the public until this three years' trial
left no doubt as to their value, and they
have recently been,, placed in the trade
and can be found a^ all druggists at the
nominal price of 50 cents per package
No false claims are made for the reme
dy. It will not cure rheumatism, pneumo
nia, typhoid fever ilor anything but Just
what it is claimed to cure, and that is
every form pt stomach trouble.
No dieting" is necessary—good whole
some food and plenty of it. and you may
rest assured that Stuart's Dyspepsia Tab
lets will digest it,
Druggists claim for it that It is a pleas
ure to recommend it -to dyspeptics, be
cause it gives such universal satisfaction
Little book on stomach diseases sent
free by addressing F. A. Stuart Co Mar
shall, Mich.
■ And Very Kittle to Criticise Con.
KriUiiliitra the City ou the Com
promise Entered Into With the
Great Northern Finds iui Im
provement lv the DUtrilt.itloia of
Taxation Corruption at Polls.
The "long" grand jury has submitted
Its final report and adjourned. A num
ber of indict men la were returned, but
with few exceptions these were in con
nection with minor matters.
When the report was handed in Jury
man John Rogers, Jr. requested to be
allowed to present a minority report up
on a subject that had been considered.
Judge Kelly Informed Mr. Rogers that
there was no provision of law under
which the court could accept a minority
report of a grand Jury and declined to
accept a typewritten page tendered by
the Juryman.
The grand Jury was In existence nearly
four months, having been empaneled In
January. It was in actual session fifty
four days. Each of the twenty-one
Jurors draw $2 per day and mileage for
the number of days he served. On this
basis the actual per diem of each juror
will amount to $108.50. Two bailiffs, each
receiving $3 per day, were in constant
attendance upon the Jury, while witness
fees will amount to about $300. The ag
gregate expense of the grand jury is ap
proximated at about $2,500. Following Is
part of the final report:
The checking over of city and county
records on the part of the state exam
iner Is only a partial check and does not
cover the tracing or' records from the
departments to the central controlling
accountants, and we recommend the em
ployment of an extra accountant, whose
duties should be under the direction of
the comptroller, to check up the receipts
of the departments In which entries orig
inate and follow the same into the of
fice of final entry daily.
There is urgent need upon the part of
the joint city hall and court house com
missioners to provide separate detention
rooms in the criminal branch of the
municipal court for women, children and
In the court house we find what we
believe to be honest and faithful efforts
on the part of the officials and subord
inates to carry out the requirements of
charter and other obligations. We find
urgent necessity for the extending of
the excellent methods employed in the
best handled departments to tnose which
are honestly trying to improve upon
primitive and crude systems heretofore
We commend the excellent management
of the county jail. Greater care should
be taken to distinguish between danger
ously sick or insane persons when com
mitted to the county jail and to extend
to such humane medical attendance.
After relating the result of the ex
aminations of the central and subpollce
stations, which was satisfactory, the re
port continues:
We beg to report that we have gone
exhaustively into the charges of unequal
assessments and unjust distribution of
taxation. While inequalities have existed
and still exist, we recognize tho result of
agitation and effort to render injustices
in a measure of improvement already ac
complished, and urge the continuation
of all proper effort to justly distribute
the burden of taxation. We urge speolal
attention to the- almost total evasion of
taxes upon moneys and securities, and
recommend the employment of proper
oaths by the assessors to disclose owner
ship and that the time allowed In which
to make personal property assessments
be extended to sixty days instead of
thirty days.
Your Jury has Investigated charges of
corruption at the polls, and upon evi
dence has started the process of legal
punishment for gross betrayal of trust
and public duty. Thers have prevailed
a number of grossly corrupt appoint
ments as Judges of election, which we
condemn and abhor and recommend
that appointments for these positions be
made only from citizens of known In
tegrity, and that members of the coun
cil that recommend appointees bo held
responsible for their actions.
Evidence presented shows that open
boasting has been made of power prevert,
by colonization or otherwise, the will or
the legal voters In certain wards by per
sons unscrupulous and corrupt, and that
use has been made of these methods and
their employment rewarded.
We congratulate the citizens of St.
Paul upon the recent action of the coun
cil, whereby a compromise with Mr. J.
J. Hill was made in the Broadway
bridge matter, thus Insuring the building
of the Great Northern shops in this city
thereby giving employment to a large
number of wage-earners. We cannot too
strongly commend the action of our com
mercial bodies and certain prominent
gentlemen in their work, which was in
strumental in bringing about this very
desirable result.
We recommend to executive clemency
the case of John C. Rossall, Indicted
and convicted of the crime of perjury
and sentenced to four years in the state
penitentiary, for the reason that the said
Rossall turned state's evidence and gave
to this grand jury a truthful statement of
the entire matter which led up to the
indictment of the principals, who were
afterwards acquitted, although the said
Rossall pleaded guilty, and Is now suf
fering for the assistance he gave to the
We recommend that the law regulating
pawnbrokers doing business in the city
of St. Paul be so changed as to com
pel them to hold all goods, articles and
wares for one week from date of pur
chase, excepting such new goods pur
chased from regular dealers, before dis
posing of the same.
The Jury visited .the city hospital,
workhouse and almshouse, and com
mends the condition of each and the
manner in which they are conducted.
Another Long-Tlme Resident of St.
m Panl Passes Awoy.
Mrs. M. E. Snow, a resident of St. Paul
since 1854, died yesterday at the home
of her daughter, Mrs. M. N. Goss, 624
Ohio street, at the age of seventy-one
years. She had been in poor health for
some time and the termination of her
illness was not unexpected. The fu
neral services will take place Saturday
morning at 10 o'clock from the residence,
and the interment will be in Oakland
Mrs. Snow was born In Barrington,
Mass., Nov. 5, 1828. She was married in
1850, and with her husband removed to
Minnesota in 1854, settling in St. Paul.
During the early days Mr. Snow was In
the foundry business in this city and af
terwards resided at St. Anthony, the
present Minneapolis. He was with Gen.
Sully during the Indian campaigns and
died fourteen years ago In Dakota.
Mrs. Snow has since lived with her son
in-law and daughter at 624 Ohio street.
She was well known to the earlier set
tleTS of the state and was prominent In
the city forty years ago. Three daugh
ters survive her, Mrs. M. N. Goss and
Mrs. H. N. Reed, of St. Paul, and Mrs.
W. H. Tilton, of Lacrosse, Wls.
I,ibrajry-9elml»ert Clnb Concert Se
ries a Financial Success.
Manager Feldhauser, of the library
concert course, has closed his books,
showing a profit of $558.86, which haa
been turned over to the credit of the
library fund. It Is worthy of special note
that a project of such magnitude was
carried to so successful an issue when
there was so little element of real cer
tainty as to how the public would receive
the long string of musical attractions
which the people of St. Paul were given
an opportunity of enjoying. The entire
conduct of the course reflects great credit
on Mr. Feldhauser and the public who
liberally patronized the entertainments
provided. While the net amount real
ized on the course, la not so great as ex
pected, it la deserving of mention that
there was bo deficit to make up, and that
the entertainments aside from a pecu
niary point of view were so uniformly
The linal totals show that the Schubert
club, which contributed to -the successful
outcome, received a net profit of $1,050,
while the library fund is credited with
! $558.86, making a net profit of something
over $1,600.
The profit to the library project is less
than it would, have been If the manage
ment had not decided to admit the
Schubert club. However, through tha
co-operation of the club the musical fes
tival was made doubly successful. Tho
following is a detailed statement of the
receipts and disbursements:
Receipts— Total amount from sale of
tickets, $9,023.90.
Disbursements — Schubert club (includ
ing services of Hamlln, Da vies and Gads
kl), $2,000; Thodore Thomas orchestra, $2,
--750; Rosenlhal. $1,000, Saver, $S0O; Mar
chest, $600; rent of Peoples' church, $.'*so;
newspaper advertising, electrotypes, etc.,
$43.42; bill posting and distributing, $69.94;
building stage for "Thomas" concerts,
$10; sundries, telegrams, express charges,
postage; carriage caller, etc., fw,93.
Total, $8,466.29. Balance (representing
profit of the aeries). $557.61.
Hearing Before Council Committee
©« Streets Relative to Cur Service
—Roast for BuUilhi^ In*|M-:-tor
The committee on streets from the
board of aldernu-nt mealing yesterday
laid over for two wreks the resolution di
recting the street railway company to
operaet its Grand avenue line as pro
vided for in the ordinance.
There was much discussion before this
action was taken. F. G. Ingersoli in
sisted that the patrons of the Grand ave
nue line desired that the cars be operated
over Seventh, instead of Eighth street, as
provided In the ordinance. Objection was
made to having the lin* operated around
the depot loop, on account of the time
consumed. The reason, according to Mr.
Ingersoli, for tho poor service was that
the company had but a single track be
tween Lexington and Snelling avenue.
The track on Ramsey street, he also said,
was in a poor condition and delayed the
operation of the cars.
Frank Waterous, acting as spokesman
for a delegation from the chamber of
commerce, said that the people wanted
not only the Grand avenue cars operated
around the loop, but all others that could
be put on the depot circuit.
Charles Sehuneman, of the firm of
Schuneman & Evana, was of the same
opinion as Mr. Waterous. More cars
were needed on the depot loop. Visitors
from the country found it easier and
quicker to leave the railroad cars at Min
neapolis and to take the interurban to
St. Paul than to get from the union de
pot in St. Paul to the retail stores. The
retail merchants were In favor of the
Grand avenue being operated around the
depot loop.
Aid. Bell Inquired if an Independent de
pot loop would not be much better from
every point of view tha nthe present plan
of having several lines run around the
M. D. Munn, representing the street
railway company, was called upon. It
would be a mistake to reinstate the
Grand avenue line on the depot loo.p, he
said. The loop could never be operated
as now provided in the ordinance. The
Grand avenue cars, running five minutes
apart were put on at such times of the
day as the travel on the streets of the
depot was most congested. This and the
single track between Snelling and Lex
ington avenue made It Impossible to
make time, such as would have to be
made in order to keep up the five-minute
service. The company was. willing to put
in an> Independent loop and operate cars
starting at Robert and Third, on Third
to Slbley, on Sibley to Fifth, on Fifth to
Robert, on Robert to Eighth, on Eighth
to Wabasha, on Wabasha to Fifth, on
Fifth to Robert and on Robert to start
ing point.
Mr. Munn suggested that tho matter be
referred to a subcommittee with instruc
tions to draft an ordinance allowing an
Independent loop such as he had outlined.
On motion of Mr. Sanbrn the matter
was laid over two weeks.
Aid. Knauft Informed the committee
that Building Inspector Haas did not
know his business, and that it was ow
ing to the nonsensical Ideas of the in
spector that he had been drawn into an
embarrassing position.
At the request of the building in
spector he had introduced a resolution
which allowed a resident of the Second
ward, C. W. Davies, to erect a barn on
North street. After the resolution had
been passed by both braetaeej of the coun
cil he learned that it wag directly op
posed to the ordinance recently passed
relating to the building of barns. He
had the mayor veto the resolution.
The matter of the Forest street bridge
was brought up on the resolution which
authorized the city engineer to take the
bridge out of the hands of W. A. Lee,
the contractor, and finish the work. The
Iron had all been inspetced when it ar
rived by the bridge engineer and pro
nounced all right, it was represented in
Lee's behalf. After the bridge had been
all finished the city engineer raised the
question as to the defects in certain parts
of the iron work.
It was flnaly decided to have the iron
tested at the Great Northern shops. If
it is defective the contractor will have
to replace the defective parts.
Lee has been paid $5,500 on a contract
calling for $8,000.
ivni;n the Anderson law.
Second Caae Brought to Test the
Validity of It.
Attorney General Douglas returned yes
terday from Jackson county, where he
assisted in the prosecution of the State
vs. the Sioux City & St. Paul. The case
is the second series of the contention
against the validity of the Anderson law
for the taxation of unused lands made by
the railroad companies. The first case
that of the State ex rel. Marr against
Stears Couny is now in the supreme court
of the United States.
This second case goes farther than the
first and questions the right of territorial
companies or their successors to claim ex
emption for their grants of land. It Is
decidedly mre serious than the Initiatory
case because the railroad companies are
In a position to assert themselves more
confidently. Very probably the final ad
judication of the issue will lead to a de
cision on all the mooted points anent vest
ed rights and the contract of territorial
charters. By reason of this alone the
case is noteworthy.
The lands upon which payment of taxes
Is being refused lie principally In Cotton
wood, Nobles and Jackson counties. This
grant, one of six, carried 407,000 acres, the
consideration being the construction of
seventy-four miles of road. In his ar
gument Attrney General Childs claimed
that even by Its own terms the territorial
charter was revocable. That a modifi
cation of the charter after the territory
of Minnesota had been erected Into a
state left no doubt on the point of revoca
bllity, and that by a divorcement of the
lands and right of way when the Omaha
systme acquired the road bed in 1880, the
lands became taxable. The case la en
titled State vs. Sioux City & St. Paul
Study the cause of their own bodily
troubles, and when they find the subtle
drug of coffee Is acting badly on the cu
rious and delicate nervous system they
have common sense enough to stop.
Many famous brain workers use I'ostum
Cereal Food Coffee, a delicious morning
cup when properly boiled to bring out
the principles which it contains for re
building the nervo centers and bodily
Furnished by grocers, 15 and 25 cents.
Wabasha, Fourth.
Fifth and JS*. l& f\
St. Peter Streets. Ul \s/%Jr«
In the Curiain Room.
It's the time for Curtains.
For the house in town, or the
cottage at the lake. Prices giv
en yesterday are good while a
pair remains.
In the Linen Room.
As we said about curtains, they
are in season. These specials
may interest you:
The 25c quality at 17c.
The 300 quality at 21c.
The 35c finality at 15c.
The 40c quality at r,Oc.
figures, for skirts or waists.
30c Pitiues fer 22c.
40c Piques for 30c.
50c Piquos lor 35c.
65c Piques for 50e.
la the Cloak Room.
made Dress Skirts of pure
wool Cheviots and Mohair Sicil
ians, lining's and
findings of the fl^f) PA
best. Exception- Jllki |"|||
al value at VVLJ»LJV
Coverts, Cheviots, Venetians
and Serges; 35 all told. While
they last they flif M f- i\
300 Percale Waists in fast col
ors, 50c. 185 Percale Waists,
neat patterns, bias cord trimmed
front, at 75c. Cheviot, Percale
and Gingham Waists, beautifully
made in swell styles, at $1.15,
$1.50, $1.85, 51.95 and $2.50.
For ladies, full summer stock
now readj.
VESTS. Low neck, ribbed
balbriggan, in white only, silk
crochet trimmed; a ■JL
g-ood 20c g-arment I^-P
at ■ Mw
VESTS. Imported Swiss
ribbed lisle, with or without
wing sleeves, our 50c T% W*
g-arment marked 1 irir
down to LJLrV
silk-mixed Vests of unusual
merit, white and col- T% f\
ors, a good 50c g-ar- lijjf
ment at A-PA-rV
silk, in white, black f^F"
and colors, at absurd Wi\C*
price of A*LJV
For Men.
thread, French neck balbrl^gan, ad
justable straps, bicycle double seat,
seams finished flat with twin needle
machine. Do not judge them by the
35 Cents.
weight %-wool merino, fine, soft and
elastic, just the thins when winter
garments are taken off.
87 Cents.
Munsing balbriggan ribbed Suits, de
lightful to wear and best to fit at
for sun or raiu. This special may In
terest you. It's one of the best values.
250 in 24 or 20-inch, changeable site
(red, blue and green), with metal rods.
Paragon frames, Congo handles, case
and tnasel.
At $2.00.
In the Domestic Room.
Thousands sold and thousands
to sell. New patterns every
Table No. 1, 32c
Table No. 2, 38c.
Table No. 3, 50c.
field, Soli Sick& Co,
We have a fine collection of
Ornamental Trees, Flowering
Shrubs and two-year-old Hardy
Roses at low Prices. %
L.L.MfIY&CO.#,U. I
190492 B. Third St., St. PaoL I*
tupjily Motets, Restaurant*. Boarding House*
end all who bur i» Quantity. Call mad m*
what can be uvti

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