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Absolutely Wjke Makes the food more delicious and wholesome ■OVAL BAKIWO POWDER CO., NEW YORK. . ■ ■ ■ LABOR'S .—■■■■ FIELD Recent conversations with prominent ra in St. Paul labor circles prove conclusively that, in their opinion, the first tour months of 1898 presages a year ef prosperity, an actual awakening from ■ prolonged lethargic slumber of indus trial depression. Not until now, they bay. have they witnessed any certain in dlcation of a genuine business revival. During the past three years there has been much talk and great chattering among optimistic magpies, but until the advent of the present spring there was really nothing tangible In sight to war rant so much sounding of brass and tinkling of cymbals. It is useless to theorize upon the cause of this Industrial activity. It is suffi cifnt to know that it is a fact, and that it is greatly to the advantage of the laboring classes. In no one department In St. Paul is it more noticeable than with the carpenters. From $2 and $2.50 for skilled men wages have been ad vanced, and that, two, without serious objection by employers, to $3 and $3.50. Rough work carpenters and helpers who, less than two years ago. were glad to secure work at $1 and $1.25 per day, are now receiving the $2 and $2.50, formerly earned by skilled carpenters. Common labor that last year could command but 75 cents and $1 is now receiving In St. Paul $1.60 and $1.75. Other industrial branches report similar conditions, particularly, paperhangers, painters and decorators. It is true that their annual harvest comes in the spring time. hut. for several springs back, they not received so good wages as at nor has the demand for their sco it. 9 been so great. Nearly all tha a are in flourinshing condi tion, wnli Satisfactory balances in their treasures. W'iih the bricklayers, however, the con dition is not so roseate. There is not the demand for ♦heir services that is found in other industrial lines. There Is no real estate boom just now, and while many are improving properties, re painting, repairing, repapering and de corating, comparitively few are building new edifices. What is true of the local industrial condition is true of nearly every promi nent city In the Northern states. Recent labor disturbances in Chicago,, of short duration, have resulted in an advance of 5 cents an hour for the carpenters, which brings the present scale up to 42^ cents. And the strike that won this concession lasted less than a week. Twenty-five and a half dollars for a week of ten hours a day. or $20.40 for a week of eight hours ft ii f i Store-SCHOCH'B, | g 118 L Quality HIGHEST, SJIIL Prfce-LOWEST. %*■■■- Kind of Service - f~ ■ BEST. Look these up tomorrow: :"*-; Bananas Dozen f 10c Strawberries, $?#%&.:..<: 10c Curun Gallon can;, :^.j: A '~i. r QBa djrUPf 4-Star Table i ..j.,..,.i....| «dC ftliw A fill Gallon can best T I in f|A Ulif 8 Ullj Imported "Lucca," $£.UU jf* ; This is abQiit half what the same grade of 1' " : * %l\ J:> on costs elsewhere.). Bamnas, &* ........... 10c HaiflSj per pound.... 0/^C CI Any Schoch's Celebrated XXXX Fint Pat llWill j ent—once used always used. ._ - 88-|£. 5ack.....;.... $2.00 4!>-lb. sack 81.00 24%-lb.iack £0 0 C#VO'» Fresh, ; i«. - Lgg&i per dozen.. lUv Pal(sa Palmer House Java and AP A UUTTSCt Mocha, per pound £96 Claiiv "Club Brand" whole wheat . liUUli flour. In 10-pound sacks; QCjk Introduction price,per sack. 00« Baking Powder, SSWsfcaOc Qfta Qftl) 'or bathing, " .j |j* O«a 081 per package IUC Maple Syrup, $s& ...... 15c Dailif "White Seal" brand for house or rdllllOj fence, rain and sun proof, BE* pergalloncan 006 Rolled Oats, pound 2e Ketchup, ffieS'°'. ourOM 8s Wash Boards, ca G C nbe.:. Ise Health Bread, W&ss... 15c Asparagus, £?». 2c Garden Seed, &«.... Ie Potatoes, S?a .50c Oocoanuts, each. 2c PrUneS, large French ............ 25C Unions? dozen... 5c Butter, 5-lb. Jars fancy creamery .......$1.05 (Per single pound, 22c. The best butter In St. Paul. Try it.) Butter, 10-lb. Jars faucy dairy, per lb. IHc Honey. White Clover, per Ib. '"i6o Onions, large red. per bushel 300 Herring, New Holland, per keg..r...........900 leiDiirewliir Grocery Co., Cor. Seventh arid Broadway. *A<MihWestern - conveniences. *^ 395RoWtStreet tfffc JiLU£m#] B day, for carpenters, would have been looked on by employers and contractors as impossible wages less than a year since. Another prominent indication of better times in the labor field is the readiness of employers to grant wage concessions, or, once in a strike, to end it quickly. This has been the case in Chicago among the carpenters, stonecutters, architectural . iron workers an.d tin and sheet metal unions, all of whom went on strike April 1, and all of which strikes were quickly adjusted and many concessions granted. Then the plumbers struck. Within three days the master plumbers had adjusted, their differences on satisfactory terms. Without a strike the tin and sheet metal workers effected a two years' schedule at an advance, fixing wages at 28'^ cents until June 1, 1599; 40 cents an hour from June 1 until Feb. 1, 1900, Mid 42ft cents from then until Jan 1, 1901. The stone cutters' union of Chicago has also forced machine stone planers out of the shops. The significance of all this accentuates the fact that better times enable con tractors and employes to pay better wages. So long as they do nor have to haggle with capitalists they will not be so prone to haggle with their workmen. A man with a good profit on his contract in sight can, and many will, pay his men all that the market will afford. And be cause employers and contractors are mak ing better terms with builders they can and are paying more »o labor. Electric Workers Indome Peterson. Electric Workers' Union No. 23 held an enthusiastic meeting last evening at ha.l No. 4, Assembly rooms. The members are now working under the charter, and will for some time in the future m;et every Monday night. Each alternate night, however, avIH be devoted to enter tainment, electrical exhibitions and ad dresses. Last eyenig President John B. Swift, of the Minneapolis union, No. 24, addressed the St. Paul organization. A short time ago the local union sub mitted to Gov. Lind three names of members from whom to select one mem ber of the state electrical board. The governor, however, declined to make such a selection, and requested the union to recommend one instead of three. This was done last evening, Mr. John Peterson being named. His name will now go be fore the Trandes and Labor council for additional indorsement, and Mil then bo presented to the governor. It is under stood that there are other candidates for the position presented by outside corpor ations not affiliated with the electrical workers' union. There were two appli cations for membership which will be acted upon next Monday evening. Tt is the intention of this enterprising labor organization to Institute a hide decree, thus following in line with many of the secret societies. Union Picnic of Twin City Barbers. St. Paul Barbers' Union No. 31 held its semi-monthly meeting last evening in hall No. 2, Assembly rooms. M. E. Mur ray and F. B. Turgeon were elected dele gates to the State Federation of Labor at Duluth June 12 and 13. John Downey was initiated in the union and Martin's barber shop In Newspaper Row unionized and card issued to the same. President Charles Ellers, of Minneapolis Union No. 61 was a visitor. It was decided to hold a union picnic In company with Minneapolis and Still water in the near future, and the follow ing committee of five to arrange for the earn^S was appointed: M. fi. Murray, B. J, Iseff, Harry Suhrs, J. D. Underwood and F. E. Turgeon. Receipts of the" even ing, $22.10; disbursements, $47.77. l.eiilhrr Worker*' Open Charter. . Leather Workers' Union No. 19, a com paratively new organization, decided last evening to continue working under an open charter for thirty days. The unitm completed its' organization by the elec tion of • Sam Kane, vice president, and John Waggoner inside guard. The fol lowing committee of five was appointed to complete by laws: R. C. Perry, J. Bit tel, W. Strike, J. L. Goiide and A. Peter son. There was an attendance of forty out of a total membership of seventy-five, and six applications for mebership were laid over for -action next -Monday everting. Receipts, $34.50; disbursements, $7.50. Con dition of trade was declared to be excel lent. Furriers' Union Growing. Two new mebers were initiated last evening by the Northern Furrles' union. The evening was devoted to general.dis^ cussion and the outlook for trade de clared to be flattering. A special meeting was called for next Friday night and the executive committee will meet Sunday for the purpose of mak ing certain changes in the constitution. LOCAL LABOR NOTES. The press and council committee of the trades assembly attempted to hold a meeting last evening, but owing to the lack of a quorum no business was trans acted. The building trades executive committee held a routine business meeting last even ing. In point of membership the carpenters' union now exceeds in mebership that of the typographical union. A lively time is expected this evening as the union is now increasing Its membership rapidly and there are many applications to be con sidered. The carpenters' union, coopers' and plumbers' unions are scheduled for meet ings this evening. BRITISH GUARDS BAND. Lieut. Dan Godfrey and His Organ- lzatlon Creating a Furore. In all the cities of the United States thus far visited by Lieut. Dan Godfrey and his British Guards band his appear ance has been made the occasion of an outburst of international good feeling everywhere since he struck the first note of his tour before President McKlnley, in the White house. In New York, in the Seventh regiment armory, 10,000 people cheered on the An glo-American alliance In music. In Chi cago the British Guards' band will appear under the auspices of the First regiment of infantry. It Is In Kansas City, how ever, that the most elaborate prepara tions are being made for a grand interna tional celebration with Lieut. Dan God frey and the British Guards as the in centive. The British consul has united with the civic authorities, and the Im mense convention building will be the scene of the concerts. The British Guards' band will give two concerts at the Metropolitan opera house next Sunday afternoon and evening. —the success of the Gordon hat—you pay for the hat—nothing for the maker's name. CHANGES IN MILITIA. Ad.lt. Gen. Lambert Accept* the Resignations of Twoi Officers. Adjt. Gen. Lambert yesterday accepted the resignation of Capt. Clements S. Ed wards, of Company I, Second regiment, and First Lieutenant C. F. Cool, Bat talion adjutant of the Second infantry. The following commissions were Issued yesterday: H. H. Meunberg, second lieu tenant Company H, Third regiment; Al fred H. Wigdahl, Company G, Third in fantry; H. C. Menning, first lieutenant Company G, Third Infantry, and F. M Byrne, first lieutenant Company H, Third regiment. -. Security Trust Company loans on Im proved farms, and gives "on or before" fi™ 11** 6- £ lso v PaJB^ highest; rates on time deposits. N. Y. Life Bldg., St. Paul. Homeseelcers' Exonrslom Via Chi cago Great Western Railway THE ST. PAUL OLOBE, TUESDAY, MAY 9, 1899. OPEN ARMS FOR THEM LADIES' COMMITTEE TO RECEIVE DELEGATES TO THE HOY 41, NEIGHBORS' CONVENTION WELCOMING THE VISITORS Sotme Preliminary Work by the ' Grand Officers Was Done Yester • —Contents for the Offices Are - • Getting Warmer —Part of the Delegates - Opposed to Any Change, Others Want a New Deal. The central committee of the Royal Neighbors, which has charge of receiving the various delegates to the supreme camp, had Its hands full yesterday, for each train brought its quota of new ar rivals, eager to hunt up old frlenda who had already arrived, and anxious to be put In complete touch with all that has already been done for the success of the convention, which opens at the state capitol this morning. Though a large number of delegates ar fived yesterday, the majority will come in on this morning's trains, for the busi ness of the convention does not begin un til this afternoon, though elaborate open ing exercises are slated for this morn ing. The various rooms on the parlor flour of the Ryan yesterday witnessed gather ings of friends, political friends at any rate, who discussed various plans in mys terious whispers, made rough casts of the situation in regard to the numerous can didates, and pledged themselves anew for their particular favorite who aspires to official honors. So far all attempts to induce Mrs. Bamford, one of the St. Paul candidates for supreme oracle, to withdraw in favor of Mrs. Penny, her fel low townswoman, have proved unavail ing, and it Is generally conceded now that all three candidates will be in at the finish. DIVIDED SENTIMENT. Roughly estimated members of the convention appear to be divided into two parties, those who are in favor of re taining the present ticket, and those who want an entirely new regime. Many of thejatter have no fault to find with the present officers, but go on the principle that new people should have a chance. The party in favor of the new officers, of course, will split on the candidates for supreme oracle, and the knowing ones say this almost assures Mrs. Watt's elec tion. Mrs. Penny, seen yesterday, said that If it were apparent that Mrs. Bambort really- was working to obtain the office there would be no feeling, so far as she was concerned, in the matter. "But," said Mrs. Penny, "Mrs. Bamford openly boasts that she has not the slightest objection to Mrs. Watt having the office, but she wants to keep it from her home rival." Mrs. Penny asserted that even if she fail ed to carry all her home camps, she still stood a good chance of being elected.' A camp of fifty members, or the major portion thereof, is entitled to one vote, double the number, two votes, and so on. St.- Paul has five camps with votes as follows: Royal Oak, 3; Starlight, 8; Har mony, 1; Prosperity, 1; Maple Leaf, 1. This gives St. Paul a total of eight votes to cast in the coming contest. RBCORDERSHIP CONTEST. Next to the fight for supreme oracle that for supreme recorder obtains most attention. Mrs. Winnie Fielder, the pres ent incumbent, is In the field with two opponents; Mrs. Anna Lester, of Wash ington, 111., and Mrs. Thompson, of Rock ford, 111. Mrs. Lester Is Mrs. Fielder's most formidable opponent. The former is the widow of a Modern Woodman, and It. is, a part of the- ethical Code of the latter society that widows of members shall re ceive special consideration. Mrs. Lester is a bright, pretty brunette, and points proudly to the fact that for several years she has been a teacher in the public schools of Illinois, so that no one can question her education for the work. When she first decided upon becoming a candidate for supreme recorder, she said yesterday, she wrote letters to the supreme officers of the Royal Neighbors, and also \o the members of the beneficiary committee, which consists of J. G. Johnson, Peabody, Kan.; J. W. White, Rock Falls, 111.; C. W. Hawes, Rock Island, 111., announcing her inten tion, but few even deigned to notice her communication. She admitted that the fight she was engaged in was an up-hill one, but she pluckily announced her In tention of staying in It till the last. The candidate who succeeds in obtain ing the office of supreme recorder must live during her term at Peoria, 111. SUPREME PHYSICIAN. Dr. Jane Reid Keifer seeks the office of supreme physician. At present there are two supreme physicians, Dr. Franc Morrill, Rock Falls, 111., and Dr. Susan Snyder. of Council Bluffs, 10. Dr. Morrill Is physician for Illinois, Michigan, Wis consin and North Dakota, while Dr. Sny der represents the remaining territory. Both seek re-election. Dr. Keifer comes well equipped for the fight, for she has testimonials from all the leading physicians of her state in regard to her fitness for the work. There is some talk of increasing the number of supreme physicians to five, as the work Is becoming too onerous to be accom plished by two. Such a change, however, is expected to meet with opposition. ANOTHER PROPOSED CHANGE. An important amendment to the consti tution, which members of the convention will try to have passed will be In regard to sending delegates to the national con ventions. Just now it is the rule for each local camp to send a delegate direct to the national convention, there being no district or state conventions. By the proposed amendment local camps will be grouped Into districts, after the cus tom of the Modern Woodmen. Each camp will send a delegate to a district convention. The districts in turn will send representatives to the state conven tion, and the state convention to the na tional. The present method of sending delegates from local camps direct to the national convention entails a heavy bur den of expense on the camps, especially those newly organized. The camp has to pay all expenses, which amount to about $6t« for each delegate. The officers of the supreme camp have : MUNYON'S GUARANTEE. -■"JI' 1;"-'--'-:. T*"'.l--'..''.'i •-.""■'. 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UOi Ink at.; PUU. « v abaalaUly fee*. been busy with preliminary practices and drlHtf at the state capltol. It la ex pected: to view of all this hard work, that the opening ceremonies will be very elaborate. READY FOR THE VISITORS. Everything is now in readiness for the entertainment of the visitors throughout the week. A fund is in the hands of the local commute*,, and will be expended for the pleasure of the strangers within our gates. Committees of five have been appointed from ea«h of the local camps to form one general committee on ar rangements. Each camp has been as sessed 175, and members of the Modern Woodmen have contributed M ce"hts each. The St. Paul Commercial club and busi ness houses generally have generously come forward with contributions. When one considers that all entertainments and expenditures are planned by wise and capable St. Paul women it would seem that there has been nothing left undone to render the convention a success. Yesterday the supreme officers sat for their pictures a*.Newcomefs gallery, and tor" a few minutes at least the conven tional political gmile was dropped, to be replaced by the more natural one of gratified feminine .vanity. YESTERDAY'S ARRIVALS. Among the visitors and delegates who arrived yesterday were: Mrs. Clara M. Nicol, Colby, Kan.; Miss Hunter, De Kolb, 111.; Mrs. Helm, Lin coln, Neb.; Mrs. Eliza Kirk, Dubuque, Io.; Mrs. Ella Chapman, Alma Center, Wls.; Mrs. Hattle Randall, Peoria, 111 • Mrs. Cole, Manltou, 111.; Mrs. Florence Brown, Council Bluffs, Io.; Miss Louise Parka, Menasha; Wis.; Mrs. Maggie Greely, Par sons, Kan.; Mrs. Ella Hine, Coffeevllle, Kan.; Martha Gates, Rochester, Minn.; Anna Lester, Washington, 111.; Mrs. Kit tie Roslin, Elgin, 111.: Mr. and Mrs. J. O. Crips, Chariton, Io.; Mr. and Mrs. George Burt, West Superior, Wis.; Miss L. M. Mclntyre, Topelta, 111.; Mrs. L. Potter, Clinton, 111.; Mrs. M. J. Hammond, Grand Rapids: Mrs. N. D. Randall, EUenda c, N. D.; Mrs. E. H. Wilber, Beatrice, Neb.; Mrs. Delia M. Ester, Lincoln, Neb.; Ms. Josephine Stovesifro, Lincoln, Neb.; M s. Lulu Case, Quincy, 111.; Mrs. Alice Beck er, Chariton, Io.; Antia.J. Watt, Omaha; Dr. Susan McG. Snyder, Council Bluffs; Ethel G. Heald, Lead, S. D.; Mrs. Annie Kiblinger, Collinsville, 111.; Mrs. D. D. Feeder. Leeds, N. D.; Mrs. A. L. Horts man, Sterling, 111.; Mrs. W. N. Fielder, Peoria, 111. MRS. PENNY'S STRENGTH. Half of the Minnesota delegation has declared Itself in favor of Mrs. L. E. Penny, of St. Paul, for supreme oracle of Royal Neighbors, and the other half Is divided among a number of candidates. The local camps of the society gave a reception last evening on the parlor floor of the Ryan hotel to the outside dele gates and visitors. There was no set programme, not even the usual reception committee, but everything was delight fully informal and a pleasant social time was enjoyed for. a while. The parlors were decorated with palms and cut flow ers, and the purple and white of the or der helped to carry out the decorative scheme. For once, however, strange to relate, a social function did not prove entirely satisfactory to a number of the Women. They felt, a great. majority of them, that there was weightier business on hand with the fate of their different candidates hanging in the balance, and being women, with fertile brains, it was easy to turn an-informal reception into a decidedly interesting political gathering. It has been conceded all along that it is the presence of the two candidates from St. Paul that has made the fight for su preme oracle Interesting. If either Mrs. Penny or Mrs. C. Bamford was out of it the candidate who was left to oppose Mrs. Watt would have something of a walkover. Last evening, therefore, the Minnesota delegation gathered in one of the smaller parlors and a weighty con sultation ensued. The women present were unanimous as to one thing, namely, that one of the Minnesota candidates shouW resign, but, alas! they were not unanimous as- to which one that should be. The majority, • however, appeared to be in favor of Mrs. Penny continuing in the contest. It w^ finally decided to take a ballot. There were twenty-two votes cast, of which Mrs. Penny received 11, Mrs. George Collins, 6; Mrs. Watt, 3; Mrs. Bamford, ~2, and Mrs. Mary Daly, 1. This, of course, gives Mrs. Penny a ma jority in the Minnesota, delegation. The two new women iit'-the race, : Mrs. George Collins and Mrs. Mary Daly, are both St. Paul women, and are very popular In their local camps. Mrs. Collins de clared last night, however, that phe wished her name to be dropped. It Is only fair to Mrs. Bamford to state that*her friends do not consider^ the re •siilt of last night's caucus as having any Influence in ■■ the matter, for they declare that several delegates refused to vote, and a number were not present. CAUCUSES CALLED. After the caucus there was a discussion among the delegates as to the turn of af fairs. So much bitterness had grown out of the contest among Mrs. Watt, Mrs. Bamford and Mrs. Penny for supreme oracle that It was felt that, perhaps, "U ■would be best for all three to stand aside in favor of some fourth person. An effort Is being made to get Mrs. G. C. Collins to run for the office. Another caucus will be held this evening. A special meeting of Royal Oak camp, Royal Neighbors, has been called for this afternoon for tiie. purpose of acting upon resolutions Indorsing Mrs. L. E. Penny before the national convenstion for su preme oracle. The meeting will take place at Odd Fellows' hall, Fifth and Wabasha streets, 3.at 5 o'clock. It Is call ed by Mrs. Irene^Jones, oracle, and Mrs. E. B. Lott, recorder, of Royal Oak camp. ESTATE OF MRS; LBDWIG. A Beneficiary by One Will Wants the Supreme Court's Aid. The matter of the disputed will of Mrs. Kate Ludwig came up yesterday before Judge Bazille In iprcbate court on a pe tion of John Joseph Tobin, beneficiary under one of the wills, asking that no ac tion in regard to the estate be taken pend ing an appeal to the supreme court. Attor ney George appeared for the petitioner, and after a long argument the case was taken under advisement by the court. Mrs. Ludwig, who was a widow living on Minnesota street, died last summer, leaving .an estate worth 52.500. Shortly before her death she made a will be queathing: almost all her property to John Joseph Tobln, a boarder, to the practical exclusion of her natural heirs. A sister of Mrs. Ludwig contested the will on the ground that it was not properly witnessed and the document was refused probate by the court. The probate judge nas sus tained by the district court, and now Tobin Is taking the necessary steps to have his case taken to the supreme court. Recently Henry Enderton, an attorney of Winnipeg, notified Judge Bazille that he was in possession of a will made by Mrs. Ludwig in 18&7, and In which he is named as-one of the executors. The court has decided that the filing of the petition has brought Enderton under the jurisdic tion of the court end a citation was Issued yesterday ordering him to file the will In his possession within ten days. If the supreme court throws out the Tobln will the new will will be presented for pro bate. Father Objects to the Match. Clerk of Courts Rogers yesterday re ceived a letter irons B. M. O'Neil, of Parl bault, asking that a license be refused to one Charles F. 'Daniels and Mary M. O'Neil, a minor daughter of the writer. In his communication the irate parent avers that he wiU never give his consent to the wedding. Annual Meetinw Old Order German Bapttats at Union Bridge, Md., Via the Baltlarone &. Ohio R. R. On May 16, W, 20 and 22 the Baltimore & Ohio railroad «ill sell excursion tickets to Union Bridee.^Md., for the above oc casion at rate of one fare for the round trip. Tickets /will be good for return until June 24, K8991 One stop over will be allowed on the return journey at any point on the Baltimore & Ohio railroad. Tickets will also be on sale at all sta tions in the west and northwest. For further information call on or ad dress nearest B. & O. ticket agent, or-B N. Austin, General Passenger Agent, Chi cago, 111. Clgr&rß—All Can Be Salted. €k> to Adam Fetsch'sfor fresh Havana cigars. Max trade solicited. PILLAR I THE ORDER MAJ. C. : W. - HA WES, HEAD CLERK; MODERN WOODMEN OF AMER ICA, HERE TALKS OF THE OBGANIZATION Fifty Thousand New Members Se •;-~ cured In 1808,; and the: Record Tula Year Will Even Beat That— Maj. Hawed Think* St. Paul Will ■ • 'Be Selected for the Next Con vention. :. -.'•;■■>: Maj; C. W. Hawes, head clerk of the Modern Woodmen of America, and mem ber of the beneficiary committee of the Royal Neighbors, was among the arriv als at the Ryan yesterday. Maj. Hawes is, perhaps, the best known lodgeman in the Middle states, and for several years has successfully and satisfactorily han dled the great volume of the Modern Woodmen business which has passed through the head office at Rock Island. "Last year our gains in membership distanced all records," said Maj. Hawes to the Globe. "We now have 400,000 members, of the two classes in good standing, and this year enjoy the dis tinction of being the strongest beneficial and fraternal organization in the coun try. Our records show 876,000 members of the order in good standing, and 25,000 who were ineligible for the beneficiary feature by reason of age, and who be long for the social feature only. "During the year 1898, 50,000 new mem bers were added to our rolls in the Cen tral states, and our jurisdiction was in creased in three states, giving us a some what larger territory. During the month of March, of this year, we received 16,000 E ■ \ $g :£Sa HHH - W IHitf \ - .A (■ -•■■ ■ •Vj g^ -^jm MAJ. C. W. HAWES, Head Clerk of the Modern Woodmen of America and a Member of the Beneficiary Committee of the Royal Neighbors, Aux iliary of the M. W. A. new members, and during April 14,000, and we expect to enroll 12,000 new mem bers this month. Some idea of the busi ness of the order may be gained from the statement that we paid to the relatives of deceased members of the order during 1898,. $2,700,000, and this year the bene ficiary payments will, I think, aggregate fully $4,000,000. "The order recently built a new head quarters building .at Rock Island, 111., and it Is unquestionably the most com pletely appointed lodge building In the United States. We employ nlnety-slx clerks the year around to handle our business. Our new building cost $112,000. The order Is the only one which con ducts all Its business through a central office. "I think St. Paul is a sure winner for the convention of 1901, although Grand Rapids Is making a bid for the gathering. The zeal of your local committee has not been without results, and I think that the Kansas City gathering will vote St. Paul the next convention. "From the present Indications the con vention to be held in Kansas City, be tween June 6 and 11, will be the greatest gathering of its kind ever held In the United States. When one stops to think that at every cross road, every country town through lowa and Illinois and neighboring states is located a lodge of the woodcraft it is not difficult to an ticipate the size and quality of the gath ering at Kansas City in June. "I think the Royal Neighbors' conven tion, which assembles in the morning, will be one of the most successful in the history of the auxiliary. Aside from the election of officers and matters of a rou tine nature, some interesting questions will be discussed, and some rather Im portant amendments to the constitution will be made. "They have a membership of about 50,000 which is divided between the fraternal and beneficiary. Unlike the Woodmen, the Royal Neighbors' have two what might -be called separate and distinct features, the beneficiary and the frater nal. The social feature with the Royal Neighbors, as well as with the Woodmen, is very strong, and Is one ol the things that have gone to make the order so sig nally successful and prosperous." ST. PAUL IN THE LEAD In the Race for the Modern Wood men Conventloin of 1001. Although three other cities have enter ed the race, St. Paul Is way in the lead for securing the biennial convention of the Modern Woodmen of America, accord ing to the reports made at a meeting of the central commitee composed of dele gates from 'nine of the local lodges, held last evening at Woodmen's hall. Arrange ments for making St. Paul's invitation an irresistible one are being pushed, and every delegate elected so far to the head camp, which meets on June v at Kansas City, has been besieged with letters and circulars setting forth the advantages of St. Paul as a convention city. "Elgin, 111., Grand Rapids, Mich., and Columbus, 0., are the competitors that the local delegation that goes to Ivansaa City will have to fight, and if there is anything in figures we have already yon," said L. D. Bissell last evening. "Or the 400 delegates to the convention wo have already secured pledges ircm ninety, and there are at least fifty otlters who appear very favorably disposed towards Bt. Paul. Elgin, of course, lias the back ing of the Illinois delegation, and Grand Rapids of Michigan. The Ohio town la counting on the support of the Ohio and Indiana delegates.'' J. McCormick presided at the meeting and there was a very large attendance. The transportation committee made a re port and L. D. Russell'was tlected to negotiate for a special train to take the St. Paul delegation to the convention. There will be at least 150 from St. Paul fifty from Minneapolis and five members of the Commercial club in the pacty, and the Minneapolis Woodmen's band will be taken along to show the strangers what Twin City music is like. John Sullivan, of Kansas City, who has a widespread reputation for forceful ora tory, will present the Invitation on the part of St. Paul, and his spell binding will be capably assisted by earnest work on the part of the delegation, who will establish Jxle£Ug;uarters and go to work In a systematic manner. The hea.l camp drew over 60,000 people > - IVSIIk Headquarter* of the Xortbweit. : -■'} 'r ' ':" G!obe-5-9-'99. !'Ul^£3k I £*£%!?&£ A R N A We cordially invite j! ■" t;iuumt? n. n. ft. you to make this store,J headquarter* during- your stay in \ our city. Conven ient and comfortable waiting- room on the third floor, provided with), sofas,. easy chairs, ;" writing- materials," etc. Visit our ([mail order department and leave your name. Parcels checked |>and g-oods delivered to all depots free. 11 TUESDAY'S PROGRAM AT TH GREAT ;| •^1 Store— and Robert Streets, St. Paul, Minn. ! High-Class Novelty Dress Goods. !] Our semi-annual reduction sale started yesterday—a month earlier than usual— sl.oo, $1.25, $1.50, $1.75, $2.03 and «152. 50 Novelties for 79c. Join the Tuesday crowd and profit ;!by these wonderful reductions. !i High-art Wool Grenadines—were $1.00 a yard. • att at> . i High-art Open-work Cany.is— 11.25 a yard. AL,Lt Al ,1 High-art Scroll Etamines— $1.50 a yard ,' High-art Mexican Grenadines—were $2 CO a yard ' ,' High-art Paris Novelties—were $2.00 a yard. Eggf ifV fV i' High-art Silk and Wool B roc he—formerly $2.00 a yard. r .'..J B «■ i High-art French Noyeltie»-were $2.50 a yard. - / i 8%. _j High-art Silk and Wool Fabrics-were $2.00 a yard. M H^ i,High-art Silk and Wool Matelasse—formerly $2.50 yd. ■■ • M J? i, High-art Silk and Wool Soufle-formerly $2.60 yard. - ™ -^ , High-art Hairline Stripe Grenadines—were $2.60 yd. |, High-artrGerman; Fancies—were $2.00 a yard. A YARD. 1 1 \' V : Mattrease« remade and made to order at lowest possible prices. -• '• | White floods Sale. R. N. 1. 9 Attention! i[ Special sale of White Piques thii , Sterling- Silver (925-1,000 fine) 1 1 week. A great assortment of styles, Souvenir Spoons, with new State ( | from the plain, small cords to elab- Capitol in bowl, two hand- /»A 11 orate fancy designs, all at special some patterns. Special, lUC prices. each t/7w '! 20c quality for. ISC Curtains Cleaned and Rehung. S&::;::::::::::::;; IZ w " h fioo«« d«p» -<!SOc quality f0r................. 35c About 25 pieces of Printed Pique, ; ! f0r................. «c "#»"'T^t/" 4 qd- He } ; Old Furniture Re-upholstered. only # It/v Lace Curtains —Our May Sale—Wonderful Bargains. two years ago, and Kansas City this year it) figuring on 100,000, consequently the central committee is putting forth Its best efforts to secure the prizo for 1901. Another meeting of the committee has been called for next Monday evening. When all the delegates who have been chosen to represent St. Paul at Kansas City have been Instructed to be pres ent. Salvation Army Demonstration. The Salvation Army is to have a hlndoo demonstration tonight. Ensign Libbie Orchard, of St. Paul, rescue home, who has labored for years as a Salvation Army missionary in India will have the management of the affair and promises to give all who came an idea as to how the Salvationists carry on their work in that far off land. The Ensign -will be dressed In the native costume of India. Everybody is Invited to this meeting. VITAL STATISTICS. MARRIAGE LICENSES. Mark D. Mathews, Lulu Davenport. James White, Rose E. Sharp. Franz Lerah, Mary Gabes. John R. Wakefleld, Mario C. Parguette. Nicholas Nlederkorn, Una Loreriz, George Scambler, Lizzie Harlow. Boston. BIRTHS. Mrs. A. Hand, city hospital, girl. Mra. Anthony Khol, 353 Fort, girl. Mrs. Karl Lehmann, 299 Grace, girl. Mrs. George Luckert, 480 Iglehart, girl. Mrs. A. Lindquist, 894 Marlon, boy. Mrs. J. F. Donohue, 40 West 9th st , boy. Mrs. Jos. Gabriel, 69 West George, boy. Mrs. Olay Theistol, 650 Columbia, boy. t Mrs. James J. Early, 11 Summit, girl.' Mre. Alfred Corf oil, 775 Joy, girl. Mrs. Thomas Duggan, 677 Dakota, boy. Mrs. Charles Market, 6 Reid Court, boy. Mrs. Wm. J. Mackay, 815 Banfll, boy. Mrs. Charles O'Rudd, 291 Goodrich, boy. DEATHS. Jacob Frost, 88 yns., $14 Ocean. Edward S. Turner, 7 months, 595 Cedar. Everett Peterson, 13 months, 782 Wells st. Chas. E. D. Olmsted, 52 yrs., 691 Osceola. Ezma Vaughn, 4 yrs., 898 Rice street. DEATHS. CARROLL—At his late residence, near Rosemount, Minn., Sunday, at 9:15 p. m., Daniel Carroll, aged 88 yaars. Fu neral from residence at 9 a. m. Wednesday, May 10. Services at the Catholic church at Rosemount at 10 o'clock. VIALL-rln St. Paul, Minn., May 7, 1899, at No. 844 Edmund street, Elizabeth S., wife of William H. Viall, aged 57 years. Funeral Wednesday, 10th Inst., at 2 o'clock p. m. AMUSEMENTS. HETnOrOLITAH Lessee and Manager TONIGHT That Fin-de-Slecle Comedy, THE TURTLE A liberal translation from the French of "La Tortue." Au up- to-date farce that ran 'TWO HUNDRED NIGHTS IN NEW YORK CITY. The adequate cast embraces Isabelle Evesson, Signor Peruglni, George Hol land, Ada Deaves, Marlon Ballou, Hud- son LlsLon aud important others. Seats now on saie. Evenings—2sc. 50c. 75c, $1 and |1.50. Matinee—2oc, 50c. 750 and $1. Sale of Seats Now Open for OLGA METHERBOLE. REPERTOIRE: Thursday The Sccon 1 Mrs. Tanqunray Friday Camilla Saturday Matinee The Profligate Saturday .Carmen Prices—Lower floor, J1.50; balcony, 75c and $1.00; gallery 25c. Sunday—Urltish Guards Band. Friday afternoon. May 12, at 3 o'clock, fare well appearance in America of MME. TERESA CARRENQ Prices—soc, 75c, $1.00. Gallery, 25c. Seats now on sale. TEN LECTURES BY OLIVE THORN MILLER On "The Common Birds and How to Know Them, ' at People's Church Parlors, May 10 and 13, and ihe following Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays at 4 p. m. Courie'tickets fl, to be obtained at 589 Summit avenue. BASE BALL. St. Paul ¥5 Milwaukee Bt Lexington Park. Game Begins at 3:30. PALM GARDEN. I * w« £.i5E. LZ»' All This Week MEYERS AND MASOv BIS EL GAPITAN 00. Coullnuoua Performance between 2 and 5 and 8 and 12. Admission, 1O Cents. OUYMPIC THErtTER. Chat. Gardner. t- Chas. Ellsworth. - .... Mnslc Director. ■.:- Stage Manager £%: ;. Only Pint-clan Vaudeville Show ■'* 2ndSerUa Living Pictures. Continuous Performance between 2 and 5 and ;r 8 and ADMISSION. 10c and 26& "*; TO CHICAGO Only Perfect Train in the World. iw Best Dining Car Service. -^Ticket Office: 365l«Srt ; Street ''' ' j-jf Oi?e"Way Service I jißasijess || TeleflfMe 1 I; SZ.OO \ Per Month. j| jjesidetya ji |! .■•■ T elepbone i $150" ji Per Monti). i; \ NortljaJestefij ;! | Telepljoije ; i j; Exclja^eGo. <■; i ]i Telephone the Contract \'> i| Department, No. 10, and i Ji a representative will call J i 1 and explain details. ) I *% R 5 SUMMER RESORTS. The New Mathewson. MAR RAG AM SETT PIER, R. I. • A superb hotel directly on ocenu front. Write for booklet. '- ■ -.-•' .. 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