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CITY HEWS. Contagious' ~PisVn»es Reported — £>lphtheria w^s* reported, at £he health office yesterday 'existing at lOMDe Soto and 329 East Seventh street; scarlet fev er at G37 Auduban. „ , • ' — o— Sacred Thirst Kl**ilon— The Sacred Thirst society will meet at Cretin 'hall this afiernoon" at "2?3tr* o'clock; "at which time the nomination of officers for the ensuing year will take place. — o— l.iifht Kecelpta for De<*eml>er — Ivputy Internal Revenue Collector Vars yesterday gave out .the collections for. the month of December, which show a : BHght decrease. T-hey amount to §181,000. -o— Sparks Ltt the I-o«iiße— The fire de-' I>,Viti!!ii:.i. was cailtdj^) the Garland ho tel. Jtf. Vest Fourth street, shortly after, 9 ovhi;;k- y«ster<jjfcji -^morning- to e^tin-' gul.-<h a small blaze. The fire started in a Rrtin^v n->ftr the "fetfive, being caused by bp:irks Jlniu.the heater. . OrrjM Were . Uischarffed — The charge of assault and battery upon which Mr. 'and Mrs. Curry, living at &61 (Yilar were; arrested several weeks agi>, as the result of a quarrel; with a ped«ll.>r. iiMrued-JUEax Bercovit.z, was dis missed in the police court yesterday. "— 4)— S(vein!lsts WUjt Kntertaln — Section- St.' Paul. Socialis^Lab*ar p"arty, will this v atli'iaojon give a Christmas and New* Year's entertainment at Assembly hall, c. Tiier Third and Wa:basha streets. The entertainment commences at 3 o'clock. Tickets', 35 cents" a couple; children free. Rem-Ht for Beckwlth- St. Paul Lodge of J-:iks Mo. 59 Is arranging to give Brack Beckwith. the dramatic reader, of Savan nah. Ga., Lodge Ko. 183, a testimonial benefit at Elks' hall Friday evening, Jan. 5. Musical numbers will be Inter spersed with the recitals by Mr. Beck with. — o — Unws <>f Forester*— Court Minnesota, Independent Order of Foresters, will, at its next meeting, initiate a class of nine-! teen new members. A preliminary meet-. Ing was held in Parlor B of the Windsor hotel last evening and the aspirants giv en some pointers as to their ' behavior upon, the occasion of their initiation. Junior Pioneers' Feast— The Junior Pioneers will have their eleventh annual reception and banquet Wednesday, Jan. 10, in Elks' hall. There will be music, singing and specialties by local talent, in cluding Miss Pottgieser, Miss Hufsmith. Mr. McCrmnish, Mr. Johnson, W. J. Tompkins, and an address by F. G. In e^rsoii. ■ ■ * — o— Tvi-UKnieler IVns Discharged The charge of violating the sidewalk clear ance ordinance upon which W. C. Krug meier, of West St. Paul, was arrested eeveral weeks ago, was withdrawn in the' police court yesterday. Mr. Krug meier was charged with having obstruct ed the walk by the erection of a pole to which a sign was attached. — o— ll in tout Is Fur Cone— William Cun ningham, a tailor at 357 Jackson street, reported to the police yesterday that a .sneak . thief : had. stolen a valuable fur xoat from his place of business. The coat was on a hook near the door, and is believed to have been taken by some one on the outride, while a confederate 1 .attracted. Mr. Cunningham's attention. •R'.itlUn. Plan a Social Party— Division No 3 Daughters of -Erin, will give- a social party at Sherman hall Jan. 24. The en tertainment will consist of card playing and dancing. The monthly meeting of the division will be held Wednesday evening of this week at Central hall. Sixth and Seventh streets, instead of tomorrow evening. — o — • I Hej- Seas of Sorrow Soorned-Emma Andrews, a young girl unable to satis factorily explain to the police why she should be begging about the streets, was arrested yesterday by Detective Sweeney. The girl had a supplication in the form of a piece of doggerel poetry, which she is said to have presented at several resi dences. She is being held for further investigation, * Tnrnvereln Ball Tonlgrht-The West Bide Tumverein will this evening at Paul Martin's hall, give a grand gym n??!ic, exhibition and, ball. The pro gramme will embrace wand exerctees and exercises on bticfts by second class boys, rounded with. song and game by .girls, lampoon drill and game by first class boys, calisthenic drill, ladies' dumb bell drill and high jumping juniors, torchlight swinging and turning on hori- Eontal bars, actives. , RI > IXTO A FREIGHT. Passcnsers on South St. Paul Motor Receive a Scare. Fcsseiv^ers on the city bound South St. Paul motor were severely shaken up and considerably frightened shortly after 6 o'clock last evening, when the motor collided with a Great Western freight train at the ff.ot of Jackson street. Peter Johnson, living . n Payne avenue, near Wells street, was the only ere injured, and he was not badly hurt as his right hand was only painfully squeezed. The pilot of the motor was demolished and the coupling gear of the freight car smashed. The collision happened while part of tne motor train was still on the Great Western bridge. The freight train stood en the same track. Engineer Cograve, who was running the motor, supposed he had h clear track and was crossing the bridge at the regulation rate of speed. As the motor rounded the curve he saw the freight train blocking the way and reversed his engine as quickly as pos sible, but the distance was too short, and the motor crashed into the freight car Fngineer Cograve was knocked from his peat by the collision and piled in the corner of the cab w:th his fireman but uoth escaped unhurt. The force of the collis-on threw the pa s songer? out of their seats nnd tumbled those over standing in the aisle 3 Confusion rnn high in the coaches for a few minutes, as many of the passengers feared something had hap pened to the bridge. A number jumped from the train before the trainmen quiet ed the alarm with the information that little serious damage had been done and that thera was no further, danger. YAJLE AH MXI MEET. Annual Meeting will Be Held in St. Paul Next Week. ley of Yale, wW be. a guest oi^ the Boclatlon. A special Interurban car wfll leave the West hotel Friday evening*! 6.15 for the Minneapolis members and rhTb; e nquet Wlththemlmmediate^ a "- NO MIDNIGHT MASS. iffiKli Pontifical Mass to Be Cele brated Tomorrow. Archbishop John Ireland will celebrate solemn high pontifical mass New Year's £ y v- -. the Imma culate Conception church, Minneapolis, at 10:30 a, m. He has also issued an order prohibiting the celebration of midnight masses in any of the churches in the diocese. In a communication to all the Catholic clergy of the archdiocese of St. Paul Archbishop Ireland inclosed directions to omit the celebration of the midnight mass on account of the severity of the climate in these northern latitudes. We call the attention of our readers to the notice of The State Savings Bank under announcements." WILL WEED THEM OUT < ■ *.»JT. GE\. LAMBERT'S ORDER RE ORGANIZING THE OL.D FIRST ~* .it Eta mi: vi DOESN'T WANT STAY-AT-HOMES Intention to Slalst the New Guard* as Much of. v Thirteenth RrgU incut Organisation as Possible— Men Mn*t "Prove That the C'aunre That Kept Them From 4he Front . Does Vow Exist. Adjt. Ger.. Lambert yesterday issued a general order calling for the reorganiza tion of the dl.J. First regiment N. G. S. M., late the Thirteenth Minnesota volunteers. Contrary to expectations;: Oh'.e; adjutant general Instead' of revoking ; the, leave of absence gra*tt3*at the time, the regiment was mustered into the service, outlines an "organization of a different basis cal culated to 'm&ke the regiment as much of a Thirteenth regitnent organization a3 possible. In compliance with f he order all provis ional recruUs, . Uu>?e > enlisted uit Camp Ramsey an^i San Francisco, will be dis charged with the privllegVof immediately re-enlisting, if they.so desire.. The part of the order that threatens to meet with serious opposition from cettain quarters, is that which provides that all old mem bers of the regiment who did not respond to the call. to arms In IS9B be lmmedhitely discharged unless a sufficient excuse is given and assurance given that the same causes Which prevented them from ans wering the call then does not exist now. ', : You see,, said. the. general, discussing the order yesterday, "if these men can not prove that the same cause -does not exist now, they are of little value to the notional guard, as they could not answer another call If it came. The national guard is maintained by the state for its protection, a/xd If. Its. members cannot re spond to a call, they are of little use for national #u;ird ■purposes. One of the reasons I did not revoke the leave of ab sence of the reg'lment was' that such- an order would immediately, tram fer the Fourth regiment to the reserve forces, and that would be unwarranted until it is known definitely whether the old First will ijeport" • The .order requires all company \ com manders to report within fen days to the regimental commander the names of all those who did not go to war and then the weeding out proeessof the-stay-at-homes will begin. The order in effect will re duce the regiment 'from a war "footing of 106 men to the stale militia brsis of 76 men and nine companies. To make the new or rather old organization as much of a Thirteenth regiment affair the .order says thai a majority of each company shall be composed of honorably dis charged soldiers of the Thirteenth Min nesota. O£ necessity- -if this is found impracticable a later order v ill be issued calling for enlist ment of other 'recruits than those specified. Following- this a petition will be presented to the adjutant general by ali the old members of the regiment that the indelinite leave of absence granted when the regiment enlisted for the Span ish-American,, svajr. be, revoked* , • It is understood that this order, while not being specially satisfactory to those who did not; of were not able" to answer the call, the basis of organization pro posed will please the greatest number of men and tend to perpetuate the old Thir teenth regiment organization. If the pro posed plan Is successful, the Fourth reg iment will' be retired as a reserve, with a possibility that one, and perhaps two companies will be mustered 1 into the old First to complete the full nine companies: The text of the adjutant .general's order is as follows: Headquarters National Guard, State of Minnesota, Adjutant's General's Office St. Paul, Deo. 30, 1899. -General- Orders ■r°; 2? : L vF h 2 °rs: an^ation and numer ical strength of the First regiment of in fantry Ny G- 5..M., increased under the provisions of seotion 15 of the Military Code, will be reduced to the nymber pre scribed In sections 16, 17" and IS,' and all provisional recruits enlisted pursuant to General Orders No. 5, A. G- 0., series of IS9B, will be honorably discharged. Such discharge, however, will be no bar to a new enlistment for the • term of three years, to date from the Urn© of provis ional enlistments, provided the legal strength of the company Is not exceeded I. Compajiy commanders will', within ten days, report for di charge to the r.^i mental commander the nrfmo.s of all mem bers of tha. First infantry, in their re spective companies, who , failed to re spond to the call of the Commander-in chief under General Orders No 9 A G 0., serieß.of lfrtf. and present themselves for muster into the Minnesota volunteer regiments -for serVice during the war with bpain, unlefta -. such -failure is justified upon grounds which are shown no longer to exist. A statement of the grounds re lied on by the absentee to excuse his dis obedience of the orders above mentiortd will be made, in writing, in each case, and delivered to the company commander for transmission through channels to these headquarters. ■ 3. After compliance with the foregoing paragraphs the companies of the First infantry will be recruited up to their re quired strength, subject to the provis ions of General Orders Nos. 7 and 14, A G. 0., c. s., a majority in each company to be composed of honorably discharged members ol the Thirteenth regiment Minnesota volunteer infantry. Company commanders will then prepare and for ward to these headquarters, through proper channels, complete muster rolle of their respective commands, showing the name and giving name in full and posLOfflce address of each, officer and en listed man, the date of his first enlist ment and last re-enlistment and for what term, whether present at the company station and available for service or dis charged under paragraphs one and two or these orders, and such other informa tion as may be called for on blanks fur nished for that purpose. They will also transmit to these head quarters, properly attested by indorse ment thereon, a joint application, ad dressed to the adjutant general and sign ed by all the active members of their re spective companies, requesting that the indefinite leave of absence, granted by the comraander-in-chlef, to the First reg iment of Infantry, N. G. S. M., while en gaged in the service of the United States during the war with Spain, be revoked 4. As soon as complete returns have been received at regimental' neadquar ters from all the companies of the First Infantry, N. Q. S. M., as required the commanding officer thereof will forward the same, properly indorsed, through channel's, to the adjutant general to gether with enlistment papers or refer ence to transfer orders covering all gains also the written statements of all men not discharged pursuant to paragraph two of these orders. The regimental commander will, before forwarding his final report accompanying these returns from time to time, report the progress made by the companies of his command. 5. The brigade commander, when for warding the returns and- report herein required, will certify by indorsement thereon that he has examined the same and that they comply with all the pro visions of these orders. By order of the Commander-in-Chief. —George C. Lambert, Adjutant General. SUIT ALI MANKIND. El Modelo and Tennyson cigars. MARO AND THE PIGEONS. Clever Magician Created Terror Among: San Francisco Celesttald. Maro, the eminent prestidigitateur, who will play an engagement at the People's church for the Y. M. C. A. cuurse on Fri day, Jan. 5, furnished an amus'ng episode to a large crrtJwd of spectators during his recent appearance In San Francisco. Like most people who visit the Golden Gate city, Maro was anxious to visit the district known as Chinatown; hence, at his earliest moments' leisure, he and a guide proceeded to the Celestial head quarters. Passing one of the main busi ness streets the magician and his party stopped In front of a Chinese grocery, where lay a number of dead pigeons which had been killed at a shooting match and afterwards bought up by the f nterprisinjf merchant. Maro picked up Axiiv oil rAUi| vii^u | l3li# > SLJ^JDAi. DEOBJMBER 31 189*1 one of the- pigeons, at the same time in quiring of the proprietor of the grocery why some of the birds were dead and some alive. The Chinaman indignantly replied: "No live, alle deati, Mellcan man shoot alle same this mornln'." "Oh, no, John, some are dead and some are alive," answered Maro. "Now, this one I hold in my hand is alive." "I bet no live," and John backed his assertion by holding out a handful of coin. By this time a large crowd had assembled, mostly Chi namen, and Maro, thinking he had se cured a good audience, gently smoothed the feathers of the pigeon, gave It a toss Into the air and It took its flight. The crowd was thunder-struck, some running across the street, while others were para- lyzed with 'wonder and amazement. The clover magician, however, simply said, "Here is another," and again a pigeon fled down the street. The proprietor of the grocery let his handful of money fall to the ground, rushed into the siora and locked the door. Maro tried to ex plain that it was only a trick, but John could not see it that way. SEW Vltt'B AT TBS Y. M. C. i TWO PROGRAMMES IN THE AFTER NOON AND TWO IN THE EVENING Parlor Entertalnanemt Between 8 and B, and an Interesting Gym nantuia Exhibition Later On-Bx peot Manj- Visitor*. Monday will be open day for everybody in St. Paul at the Y. M. C. A. The Christian Endeavor and Epworth League city unions will unite with the associa tion In a New Year's day reception from 4 to 10 p. m. Refreshments will be served and four programmes, two In the afternoon and two in the evening, will be furnished. The first afternoon pro gramme will be given by the Dyer Music company at 4:30. The second, at 5:30, by the naval cadets, under the direction of Capt. Abner C. Gran. The cadets will go through with some very Intricate mili tary and fancy drills and make up some beautiful pyramids. , This entertainment will be particularly for children, and all the boys and girls of the city are in vited. A parlor entertainment will be given between 8 and 9, and an interesting gym* nasium exhlbtion, including bouts in wrestling, and boxing, between 9 and 10. The day's amusement will conclude with the marking up of the mercury in the membership contest thermometers. It is confidently expected that several thou sand of St. Paul's men and women will take advantage of this reception to in spect the association which haß accom plished so much for the men of the city during the first year of its existence. The membership has now reached 919, and it Is much to be hoped that before the New Year's day festivities are over the 1,000 mark will be reached. . v The following ladies' committee has charge of the refreshments: Misses Ella Barnett, Jessie Joung, Jennie Perry, Car rie Hayden, Alma Smith, Amelia Koenlg, Charlotte Wing, Isabel Parker, Edith Stewart, Sadie Pashley, Floy Jeddon, Florence Hodgeman, Kathryn PPalmerr r Rose Metzgar, Jessie Whitman, Bertha Hough, Etta Lowell, Minnie Keller, Emma Robinson, Eloise Brown. HAZLE'S HEADACHE CAPSULES Are guaranteed by your Druggist. POPE TO AUDITORS. Says There Are Certain County Ir regularities to Be Rectified. Public Examiner Pope has addressed a communication to county auditors, as a result of the examination of nearly every county in the state b£ his depuiies. While no serious discrepancies have been fourtd, there are many irregularities which have been discovered, end which the depart ment seeks to rectify. The letter is ac companied by references to a score or more laws regarding- the duties of county auditors. Gen. Pope in his letter says: The examinations of the several coun ties of the state, which have been con ducted by Examiners Koerner and Davis have now been completed. These offi cials have made to the department an impartial, but critical report, on the con ditions and practices of the several of fices and officials. A careful examina tion of their reports leads to the unavoid able conclusion that there is much, in many of the systems in vogue, which can be improved upon, and in many counties there are some practices which should be corrected. ■ ■ - In the interest of these improved sys tems and corrected practices, I address you, who, by reason of your officially -prescribed duties and your necessary qualification for their performance, are fitted and shaped for the "keystone of the arch" in the structure of county su pervision. With your intelligent and cor dial co-operation all desirable reforms in -the public service in your county will be made practicable and may be perfect ed during the coming year. In connection with this letter, I place in your hands a few references to laws pre scribing and affecting the duties of your self and other county officials, and ask for them an attentive consideration. You certainly will assent to the proposition that the law (not with a strained con struction, but In letter and spirit), as It stands on the statutes, should be strictly complied with, and you -will. I think, ad mit that few, if any, irregularities in the receipt or disbursement of public funds can occur without the knowledge or as sent of the county auditor (who is also clerk of the board of county commis sioners). Believing that it is sometimes well to 'see ourselves as others *see us," I have thought it best at this time to place be fore you, and, with your assistance, be fore the county commissioners, some ex tracts from the reports above referred to these are not intended for publication, but for the information and consideration of yourself and the board of county com missioners, and such officials as are inter ested by reason of references to their ac tion. It will be personally agreeable to me, and probably be helpful to the interests we both serve, if our departments may come into closer relationship. I trust you will favor me with a reply to this communication at an early date and now, or at a later date, your experi ence may prompt some information or suggestions, which will at all times be welcomed and carefully considered STARS INSTEAD OF STRIPES To Be Worn by Mall Carriers for Ixms Service. Early In December an order was Issued by Postmaster General Smith, to take ef fect immediately, stating that hereafter the length of service as letter carrier would not be indicated by stripes on the uniform, but by stars. The stars desig nated were to be worked in slik on the coat. Just previous to this order the St. Paul letter carriers procured their win ter uniforms, carrying the usual stripes. Aa the uniforms of the carriers are changed twice a year, spring and fall, it will probably be along sometime in June before the St. Paul carriers don their stars. The system of marks Is so ar ranged that the years of service will be shown in the following manner: Five years, 1 black star; 10 years, 2 black Btars; 15 years, 1 red star; 20 years, 2 red stars; 25 years, 1 silver star; 30 years, 2 silver stars; 35 years, 1 gold star; 40 years, 2 gold stars. Substitute carriers will wear stripes on their sleeves as reg ular carriers have done heretofore. Chrlstma* and New Year's Ratea. For the winter holidays the Chlca«o Great Western Railway will sell excur sion tickets Dec. 23 to 35, and Dec. 30 to Jan. 1. Inclusive, good to return Jan. 2. 1900, to all stations on its line within £00 miles from the selling station, for a fare and one-third for the round trip. For further Information Inquire of any Chi cago Great Western Agent, or address F. H Lord. General Passenger and Ticket Agent. 113 Adams St.. Chicago. Are you one of those people who never act upon a suggestion that others have found profitable? If so, try Apple BloS som Flour and then try and gat along with some other flour. WAST COUSIN GEORGE ADMIRAL DEWEY WILL be IX VITED TO; GRACE TILE WIN- TRR CARNIVAIi GOV. LIND JOINS IN REQUEST Invitation In Also Signed by Major Klefer, I'roildrnt Flnndran, of the < n nil in! Association, and President tfruden, of the Commer cial Cl«h-.fta*lef Spectacle of the Kvent Hnmbiii-dment of. Olymplu. - »■••,,<♦ A "Cousin George" Dewey will be Invited to attend the winter carnival in St. Paul. A magnificently engrossed invitation has been forwarded.to Senator C. K. Davls.at Washington^ 'ta be presented to the great naval hero,, on. behalf of the state, the city and the Carnival association. The invitation reade -as follows: St. Paul -Winter Carnival, 1900— The State of Minnesota, the City of St. Paul, the St. PaulCaf nival Association and the Commercial Club, of St; Paul, to George Dewey, Admiral of the United States Navy, AffectJouste Greeting: For, and in tfehatt' of the city, state and the-l organizations aforemen tioned, the undersigned respectful ly and most cordially invite the Illustrious American ' and puissant com mander, George Dewey, to b& present as the guest of honor at the festivities inci dent to th« St. Paul Winter carnival, Feb. i to 12, 1900, and more particularly at the unveiling of the reproduction in ice of the Dewey arch and court of honor and re pulse of an assault by the power of fire on the cruiser Qlympia at the opening of the carnival. The greeting bears the signatures of Gov. John Lied, Mayor Klefer, Presideat Flandrau, of the .Carnival association, and President Pruden, of the Commercial club. -.,./ The coming of, Dewey. will constitute the central feature of the festival. The invitation has Washington, and Is in the hands of Senator Davis. The lat est advices last night were, that the pre sentation would, probably occur Monday. The Invitation, giyes a general idea of what the central .feature will be. It is planned to reproduce in ice the famous Dewey r arch erected in New York, as the gateway for the carnival city. Inside will be reproduced the battles! (p Olym_ pla and. a court of honor. The chief spectacle -will .be the bombardment, of the cruiser from, land batteries of ice, which will use rockets, Roman candles and., other, flerworks as their ammunition. The invitation will be presented to .the admiral at <hls home, and whiie there, is no .definite assurance that he will accept, It la considered- probable that he will con cur In the wishes of St. Paul citizens and visit the Northwest. .Feb. 10 has Ijeejv designated by the di rectors of the Carnival association as traveling . men l^ day. H. W. Shadle is sending out 1,500 invitations to commercial travelers through the Northwe3t; Inviting them to be present, and to send in their names for membership in. the Traveling Men's club. ■ . ■ * The directdr#i:}iave made, the following allotments nf - the; $500 appropriated for prizes by ther association! $100 for the largest club in uniform. • $sQ=?fw- the ; second largest club. $100 for. the club, haying the Handsomest uniform. 450 tor the second chotyte. $25 for the^tWrtt choice. s $50 fo; the first out-of-town club to ap pear in St. Paul fully uniformed. $25 for the second out-of-town club. The directors have laid down a rule that the -memberstti-p of all oluba competing for prizes must consist of those, who are mem bers of the Carnival association, and have badges, jke Lederer'd prize will go to the first club which appears fifty sfHng.fully unifomed, "with each "melnber' wearing a carnival baaj^e*: ; The jSortHWesfis 6eing well covered by the committee on publicity. Of aIT the papers asked"' lo help the carnival along, but two have refused, and 750 are print ing carnival ''s-tuft* ' Weekly. •Thirty-five daily newspapers' are* included in the list. . ACKER POST WILL ATTEND Funeral of the Late Eugene V. Smalley Thia Afternoon. The funeral of the late Eugene Virgil Smalley will be held this afternoon at 2:30 from the family residence, GS3 Holly avenue. Acker post, G. A. R., will at tend In full uniform, assembling at the residence -at 2 o'clock. - The interment will be private. The Northwest Magazine; which Is now tn its eighteenth year of publication, and has become a recognized . exponent of Northwestern-interests,, will be continued, under the business management of Steph en Conday. FIRST GBSTI'RY OF THE YEAR. Si. Panl Riders Hope to Make It Be fore Breakfast Tomorrow. Tom L. BBirrd r and James Mcllrath will try to capture the first century of tlie year, and, Incidentally, demonstrate the mildness of Minnesota winters, by start ing at 12 o'clock tonight from the market house and making two trips over the St. Paul-Mlnneto"nka course. They expect to finish at 7 a. m., New Year's day. They will ride a tandem. STATE HAS A RAKE-OFF. Northwestern -Telephone Company Makes Return of Its Earnings. The Northwestern Telephone company yesterday made a return to the state au ditor, showing its earnings for the year ending Nov. 3& to be £501,670.95, upon which the state received a tax of $15,050.16. CITY HALL JOTTINGS. The assessments for sprinkling In Dis tricts 1. 2, 3, ,4. 5. 6 and 7 the past season have been turned over to the city treas urer by the board of public works. The law provides that postal card notice shall be sent to the persons assessed, and thir ty days after that date, if the assessment la not paid, the same becomes delin quent. The board of public works approved the pay roll of the street and sewer force for the two weeks, ending Dec. 30, yesterday. The total was $2,135.66. * * • The assembly and board of aldermen will meet in session Tuesday after noon at 2 o'clock to confirm the action taken In caucus. Building- Inspector Haas will be re-elected and the Pioneer Press named as the official paper for 1900. The regular meeting of the committee on streets of the assembly will be held Tuesday afternoon at 4 o'clock. The park board will meet Tuesday even ing at 8 o'clock. Scrap Iron Theft. John Olar, a laborer, was arrested by Special Officer McKenna yesterday, on the charge of larceny. The prisoner Is accused of stealing scrap iron from th© Great Northern railroad yards at the foot of Fourth street. Thank the Lindek© Roller Mill Com pany for making and keeping up the highest grade of Flour— Apple Blossom. Quality, not quantity, Is the watchword of this product. Mill Be Out for April I. George Bestrom, charged with the third offense of drunkenness, was sent to the workhouse yesterday for ninety days. Arrested for Shopliftings A woman giving the name of Mrs. H. Johnson was arrQfjted by Special Detec tive Bullock, jof ..the Golden Rule stor©. yesterday afternoon on the charge of shoplifting. It is alleged that the woman stole a sheet and two pillow cases. MAKE N0 ! SISTAKE^MOKE El Modelo or QTseKnyson cigars. [^ I'fffe^ ■ Julien, palirtfetMfrlairvoyant, 45 West Exchange street. iSee adv. on want page. RICH SILKS GALORE DETECTIVES UNEARTH A PRIVATE BAZAAR OF RARE AND COSTLY GOODS TRAP SET FOR SHOPLIFTERS Strhunenian A Evan* Place a $20 Dr e s« Pattern in a Convenient Place for Pilfering;, and the Bait Is Taken— The Subsequent Arrest of Mrs. Lizzie Karn Leadtt to the Discovery of the Dry Goods Cache. In the arrest of Mrs. Lizzie Karn, alias Mra. Lizzie Rlvard, on the charge of stealing a $25 dress pattern at Schune man & Evans' store, the police unearth ed an alleged "plant" of goods valued at ?500 at the woman's home, 200 St. An. thony avenue. Much of the property Is still In bolts, with the price marks Intact, and the police claim that the entire haul represents the woman's Industry as an alleged shoplifter. The prisoner denies the charge of theft, declaring that she had accumulated the large quantity of elegant silks and other dress goods by purchasing patterns at o»d times. The woman was caught in a trap set for shoplifters. Several valuable dress patterns were stolen from Schuneman & Evan*' silk counter during the Christmas rush, and the firm resolved to try to capture the thieves. A black crepon dress pattern, marked $25, was placed in an-ex posed position on the counter, and an em ploye detailed to watch the bait. Yester day afternoon Mrs. Karn visited the silk counter and, it is alleged, stealthily con cealed the crepon pattern beneath a fur cape she wore. Assistant Manager R. J. McCardy, who was watching the bait, stopped the woman as she walked away, and claims she dropped the goods to the floor. In answer to a telephone message to the central station, Officer Saintong went to the store and arrested the woman. When It was learned where the woman lived Detective Sweeney and Officer Sain tong went to her home to search the place. The quantity of rich wearing ap parel that they discovered astonished them. They unearthed silk dresses that were not fully made yet, completed silk waists, and silk skirts galore, and many silk dress patterns still Intact, as they had come from the stores. Some of the patterns were remnanis, while others con tained from ten to twenty yards of ex pensive material. There were also sev eral woolen dress patterns, a Quantity of lace, yards of silk ribbons, tablecloths, dollies, bureau covers, furs, women's toi let articles, and a basket full of miscel laneous articles. A significant fact, so the police' claim, is that all of the goods Js of the finest quality. As the woman claims to have bought the property, and admits having worked in the humble position of a domestic, it is claimed she could soarce ly have saved so much money out of her small earnings.' Following Is a partial list of the property seized by the police: One pattern, green and white silk. One pattern, brocaded silk. One pattern, violet silk. One pattern, green and red silk. One pattern, white and red silk- One pattern, blue and white silk. Oae pattern, plain silk. .One. pattern, yellow silk. One pattern, green striped silk- One pattern, variegated silk. One pattern, black silk. One lace table cover. Three doilies. Five silk belts, grold and silver buckles. Five napkins. Two lace bureau Corel's. One table cloth. One black silk skirt, partially made up. One small package, silk remnants. Four hats and plumes. TWp woolen dress patterns. . One silk tabte cloth. ' One piece of lace thirty yards- long 1 . One black silk waist. One light colored silk waiat. One silk wrapper. One blue silk waist. Two black crepon skirts. One fur boa. One "woolen wrapper. One black figured silk skirt; One blue silk skirt. One black figured silk waist. One fancy tabte cover. One pink silk waist. One pair corsets. One green silk underskirt. One red silk underskirt. One brown woolen dress, pattern. Six pieces of lace. One cloth jacket. . * One bearskin muff. One manicure set. Two bagsful of silk ribbons. One pair of jeweled garters. One silver snake belt. One pair white kid gloves. One card case. One purse. One silver mounted looking glass. The woman appears in no way concern ed over her arrest. She denies having tak«n the piece of goods at the store yester day, and calmly says she purchased ev erything else the detectives found at her" house. She is unable to tell where she got the money to make such elaborate purchases with, however, except that she says she saved xier wages for several years, when working as a domestic, and bought silks whenever she could. The woman has a daughter seventeen years of age. She has been married twice, her second husband having left her. Sh9 has been living with her father and daughter at the house where the detectives discov ered the alleged "plant." The charge against the woman Is grand larceny. None of the goods has as yet been Identi fied. It will all be properly arranged at the station today, when merchants will be given an opportunity to look It over. GAVE A STAG SOCIAL. Imperial Knijfhts and Friends En- Joy an Evening? of Sociability. Members of Commandery No. 2, Im perial Knights, and invited guests to ttie number of 250 attended a stag social given last evening at Odd Fellows' hall. The first part of the evening was spent In a progressive cinch game and afterward a social smoke session was enjoyed. George Thane, commander of the St. Paul commandery, delivered a brief ad dress, In which he reviewed the work of the organization. The order was started in St. Paul two years ago and is a fra ternal insurance order raying death, dis ability and old age benefits. The mem bership of the order is now over 1,000, with commanderies in California, Wash ington and Minnesota. The St. Paul com mandery has a membership of nearly 200. Following the address of Commander Thane, an informal programme of music al selections, both vocaland instrumental, and recitations was gone Ihrough with. John H. Harris and James Myron sang several duets. S. Tubbessing was heard in recitations, and Messrs. Wolf and Bar rett favored with instrumental selections. The commandery will give a ball at Odd Fellows' hall, Jan. 29. Saloon Fight. A lively fight at August Groer's sa loon, 275 Slbley street, early last evening, resulted in the arrest of two -young men, giving the names of Ed Campbell and William Campbell, on the charge of as sault with a dangerous weapon. Later the charge was changed to disorderly conduct, and the accused wero released on $25 ball each. The row was between Groer and the two young men. Rohext Loiilm Stevenson Sayß this la essentially an age of con veniences. The latest perfection of this sort in the railway world is the Pioneer Limited, of the Milwaukee road — the only perfect train in the world. Fake Coins. "Ancient" coins, many of which anta date the Christian era, are made in large quantities in London, and find a sale all over the world. Farmer Frozen to Death. TOLEDO, 0., Dee. 30.— Henry P. Pay son, a fifty-year-old farmer, living near Port Clinton, east of here, was found frozen to death, today on a wagon road between that place and Oak Harpor. Turn Oner a New Leaf ' Jffikfc This New Year, Young Man. % /^Sll Start the Year Right. <^C J§H Don't put off getting married uniil you /C/^v^ S "^Js*R /fte*S^ can save all the cash with which to buy N i.- J^^-JS^X \ V2> your outfit. We will furnish your home JSSJE— /\\m complete for a small amount down, and the >^/| ■fflSs*^' Jlllfl balance In small weekly or monthly pay- • • &>*■ 2rJl¥ ments. You have the use of the goods while saving the -V * money to pay for them. f V Young Lady. You Will fie Happier ' [\ w tended look through our stock and let us make you an estl- mate of what your outfit will cost you. It is a pleasure for us to show goods whether you buy or not. - Our Regular Annual Colored Ticket Grnded Discount Sale Is ■« rare opportunity for those about to commence housekeeping Every article in our store will be sold at a liberal discount from our regular low price? We wll guarantee you a saving of at least 25 per cent. P We will YELLOW GREEN BLUE RED Lavender MEANS MEANS MEANS MEANS MEANS 10% 20% 25% 331% 50% DISCOUNT | | DISCOUNT DISCOUNT DISCOUN I DISCOUNT EAGLETS ARE FLEDGED STRONG SHOWING MADE BY LOCAL EYRIE OP NEW FRATERNAL, ORDER MEMBERS MEN AMONG MEN Occupation No Bar to Membership, Along Whatever Line, Congenial ity and Comradeship Being the Essentials Demanded of Appli cants for Admission to the Kew and Somewhat Unique Fraternity. The Fraternal' Order of Eagles, a ne*t secret society of which a branch was re cently organized In this city, is soaring on strong, wings from Its nest on the Pacific coast eastward, has reached Chi cago and, according to its promoters, will ere long be one of the most flourish- Ing organization's of its kind in the United States." Tts objects "are Benevolence and sociability, and no man is barred from membership on account of his business. In fact, a demand for some organization where any one with the essential charao teristlca of a "gtood fellow," including in tegrity as well as congeniality, might join, gave birth to the order. Most all other secret societies refuse to accept members engaged In certain lines of busi ness. Saloonkeepers and sporting men generally may affiliate with the Eagles, and at the same time professional men are not barred. Many of this latter class, indeed, are already members of the lodge. The Fraternal Order of Eagles wa 3 or ganized in Seattle, Wash., in February, 18S8, sinca which' time it has extendad to every city of consequence east of the coast to Chicago, until its total member ship is nearly 15,000. The story of the origin of the order is interesting and clearly illustrates its province. There was a strike of theat rical stage ,hands in Seattle in February. ES9B, arid a number of theatrical employes "hung out"' at a Certain saloon. Pro fessional men, lawyers, physicians and newspaper men also made the resort loaf ing headquarters. One Sunday afternoon an unusually largo crowd wag enjoying quiet sociability at the saloon, when some one jokingly arose and called the com pany to order, stating in a formal man ner that it was the purpose to perfect a permanent organization of those pres ent. Some one proposed a toast for the speaker and the conversation drifted to the subject of lodge societies. Many of those present were without secret so ciety affiliations, some because their business debarred them. This phase of prevalent conditions waa discussed and it was finally decided that It would be a great thing to organize a secret society with all of the high aims of other lodges, but one to which any person could be long, irrespective of how he made a liv ing, providing he was "on the square." The Idea was popularly received. When the party broke up it waa with the un derstanding: that there would be another meeting the next Sunday. During the week the project was generally talked over and the following Sunday the sa loon was filled. Men of all classes were among those present, and after some dis cussion bylaws and a constitution were drawn up. For several months this company held its regular Sunday after noon social sessions, and gradually the idea of enlarging the organization assert* ed itself. Other clubs, societies, lodges, or whatever the members chose to call them, were instituted in neighboring towns, and when the popularity of the plan was realized more systematic or ganization was brought about, resulting In the ultimate organization of the Fra ternal Order of Eagles. The order has an impressive ritual, stringent rules for the government of its members and a grand lodge body, and the members boast that despit^the fact that all classes are represented on the rolls no man can be long to the order unless he possesse? the qualifications that make men among men. Members are pledged to help each other in trouble or sickness and render assist ance when death enters the family of any brother. In sickness the order pays a weekly benefit, and in case of death sees that the deceased member is accorded a proper burial. Every Sunday the lodges hold a social session at which good fellowship reigns supreme. Eyrie No. 33 is the title of the local lodge, the word "eyrie" being appro priately chosen as meaning "eagles' nest." This lodge was Instituted three weeks ago with a charter membership of sixty and at present the roll numbers 100 members. Dr. Horace E. Merkel, of Seattle, grand organizer, stirred up local Interest in the order with the assistance of several prominent saloon men, and those who have affiliated with the Eagles declare the organization Is all that It Is represented to be. It is the purpose of the local eyrie to soon secure commo dious lodge rooms, when it will endeavor to assert Itself among the secret so cieties. The officers of the eyrie are! H. L. Bonn, worthy past president; B. D. Campbell, worthy president; C. B. Eckman, worthy vice present; O. J. McDermott, worthy secretary; Herman Schwabel, worthy treasurer; J. C Mc- Nabb, worthy conductor; George Stotzer, worthy chaplain; trustees, R. N. Grady, Christopher Miller and Archie McNabb. "Open New Yenr's" Until 2 p. m. EGAN JEWEL.RY CO. 389 Wabaaha St.. 4th Door from Sixth. P. F. EGAN.- The Hess Business College opens Tues day. CITY'S CASH ACCOUNT LARGE REVENUE DURING I8»9 FROM SALOON'S AND SOCIAL, EVIL WOMEN PAY $11,000 FINES While There Were Eleven Saloons Licensed Yesterday More Than There Were During IBi>B— Annual Reports of City Officials Present Some Unusual Figures to the Public Eye. The receipts from fees in the civil branch and criminal fines in th a munici pal court were $10,856.50. greater in 1899 than in the preeeeding. year. . The in crease is due to the action of the ad ministration and -the" police department in levying fines. on disreputable women. The criminal fines ,f.ox. .1599 were 526,98», as against $15,938 for 1898, an Increase of $11,051. The <Jyll receipts .for 1599 were $1,272, aa against $1,466.50 for ISOB. The receipts by months were 'ag fol lows: T ' Civil. Criminal. January $ii>& 00 $328 06 February .* 1)450 2, 9 49 00 March 10900 2,558 00 April :. 11700 1,882 00 May 10750 2.0260!) J"ne 9450 2,756 00 July 11350 2:93200 AU^ Uat v *' 15000 2.149 00 oS^ er .".::--::::::;: ■■■fig •-§««. November % 5u £275 <*/ December :...... 100 50 2,682 00 Totals $1,727 00 $26,989 00 The report of the city clerk for 1899 in the matter of licenses Issued and money received from this purpose sho-wa $015,451.05 collected during the year, as against $305,314.42 received during IS9B. The increase is due to the eleven addi tional saloon license?, the number in- 1898 being 256, while there were . 267 issued this year. In the other licenses there is a falling off, the dog license receipts for 1898 being $4/274', while this year but $3,2&7 was turned in-. The street railway com. pany paid license oxr -235 cars in 1898, while this year- payment' -of .fciO-eaeh was made on 181 cam The- receipts from licenses were as follows: Two hundred and ninety-seven liquor licenses $2^7,000 00 One hundred and twenty-eight butchers G 400 00 Forty-four foot peddlers 220 00 Sixty vehicle peddlers 2,700 00 Twelve stand peddlers 300 00 Two push carts 60 00 Twelve hotel runners 300 00 Twenty-three hacks 207 20 Nineteen cabs 95 00 Eleven second-hand stores 262 67 Seven female intelligence of fices 175 00 Two male employment offices.... 223 00 Poor auctioneers 800 00 Tweive pawnbrokers 739 28 Five gunpowder 67 50 Four theater licenses 300 00 Two circuses 450 00 Twenty miscellaneous 116 00 Eight lunch wagons 400 00 Three shooting galleries 41 50 Two bill posters 100 00 Five scavengers 125 00 One hundred and eighty-one street cars 1,810 00 Two thousand six hundred and fifty-five dogs (male) 2,653 00 One hundred and eleven dogs (female) 323 00 Penalty paid at dog pound 259 00 Duplicate dog tags sold 10 00 Total $315,451 05 EXAMS FOR TEACHKHS I**lll Be Held Tlironpliont the State Feb. 2 and 3. The state department of public instruc tion has set Feb. 2 and 3 as the date for teachers' examinations to be held all over the state. Under the new law examinations are conducted by county superintendents. Dr. C. T. Miller has removed his office to the Sherman Block, corner Sixth and Wabasha streets. GREAT BARGAINS IN afii We have a number of Pianos left over from our great Christmas Sale that are shopworn and somewhat second hand. Here are a few. A Weber at only $298 worth 545 a A Vose & Sons. . .$269 worth $400 An Emerson $248 worth $350 A Wesley $178 worth $250 A New York $148 worth $225 and a number of others^ Good Squares at $15 upwards. A fine Chlekering at $65. Call or write at once to ST. PAUL, MINX.