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$3°ii SHOE S3!BS W. L. Douglas makes and sells more S3. BO shoes than any other two manufacturers In the U.S. The W. L. Douglas $3.50 shoe is the lowest price, quality considered, in the U.S. Its rep utation is world wide. It has earned its place ■ among the few really fine high priced shoes - by merit alone. The price is low, the quality is higher thin any other $3.50 shoes made. Every one knows the value of a good shoe ; Why shouldn't you take reputation into ac count? V.'hen you buy W. L. Douglas $3.50 shoes you pay for a good shoe only, the repu tation while of value to you, costs you noth- . ing, and saves you the embarrassment of saving you don't know, when asked what j;i:ike shoes you wear. The next time you need a pair give W. L. Douglas $3.50 shoes a trial. They will cer- . tainly give you as much comfort and service as those which have been costing you $5.00. _ W.L. Douglas Shorn Co., Brockton, Mass., will send you a pair by mall for $3.75. Catalog free. • Rock Oak Sole Leather and Fast Color Eyelets used exclusively in our shoes. St. Haul Store, 42 8 Wabasha cor. 7th Street. In Labor's Field. The Carpenters' union held its first meet ing in the new year at Assembly hall last night, which was largely attended, :md genuine enthusiasm was manifest. The report of Business Agent Morrison lor the year just closed was of the most encouraging nature. From Jan. 1, lf-00, to Jan. 1. 1901. he added 196 members to the membership, roll a record whiflh has never been equaled by any man in a similar position in this city. J"he newly fleeted officers were installed, after which a vote of thanks was tendered to the retiring officials for the capable man ner in which they had conducted the af :airs of the unioii. President Hughes op pointed the following delegates to serve for a period of six months: Building Trades council, J. B. Morrison, C. Bo vaird. Nels Johnson. John L. Hughes, W. "NVyman, A. J. Metzger and Gu3 131m (suist; Trades and Labor assembly, J. B. Morrison, E. M. Allen, William Baldwin, James Burrows, S. McPadden, A. J. Lindstrom, Oluf Theistal and H. Becker. It was decided to set aside the last meeting night in each month to social en tertainment, and a committee of live, consisting of J. B. Morrison, Charles Bovaird, James Burrows, Gu.s Elmquist and A. J. Metzger, was appointed to make all necessary preparations for the occasion. Robert Kirkland was initiated. The balance in the treasury/ is upwards of $2,000. Receipts, $210.30; expenses, $140.40. Cabinetmakers All Working. The Cabinetmakers' union held a small meeting last night, with President Peter Hansen in the chair. Members of the union from Minneapolis were present. A terrible accident to Henry Kartells, a member of the union, was reported, his hand having been cut off yesterday when at work for the St. Paul Furniture com pany. The'sick committee was directed to look after him. Business wae report ed excellent, the entire 127 members of the union being employed, with a demand for more union men than can be pro vided. Receipts, $29; disbursements, $60. Lathera Elect Sew Officers. The Lathers' union is in a very prosper -3U6 condition, all lathers in the city being members with one exception, and, as a member suggested, "toe is out of work." At their meeting last night, President John Norman occupied the chair when Harry Saunders was initiated. The meet ing was devoted to the election -of the OF"For Reliable Groceries Oo To SGHOCH Uain Store, Seventh and Broadway. Tel. Main 287 and IGS6. Branch Store, Library Building. Tel. Main 1400 and 1358. Duality, Quantity and Right Prices at Sehoch'a. Prices for Today rurkeys.: Dry picked. :: v :.,...:.... ...9c iUInCJd perpound Ob Apples pV^f^ : $2.00 Apples Cooking Apples, 25c HPPIBO per peck ZuC ?Hff3r 23 pounds with order of other . ti flfl üßalu ß al goods to the extent of $5.00 .$I ■UU Cg£S £.„ ..." .-. ..\ : IBC .Oysters JR!» ......,.: 30c Oysters s 7^. 0T .?!1....... 40c Walnuts .....: .....25c L lour Schoch's XXXX, $2.25 . IUUI Pstem. 98 pounds vlilO LentHs L h0und. ...;;....;...:. : ....25c l.Oney' tumblers pure Honey 25C Doughnuts P Fe rr ed ho Z ome: Mado- .........."8c Plino : perdozen 8C LUIIO per dozen. fly •Our Bakery and Pastry Goods ere the finest In the l win Cities. 0range5^.....:.........:... 25c Liapfe Syrup Hhestquality. :; Jl.oo 7oa 60c Japan, rf\. . ICO per pound . J)UC ' nffoO Three pounds Mocha .:.... $li 00 I UIIBC Be.t javaand Mocha . .OIiUU . Toffee r^n^^f.^.^f:.. 25c Taking Powder Sf«n tquamy. . .20c DAIRY AND FROVISIONS. FrtiA Water Herrings, per pound 4 C ■'mal! Suear-Cured Hams, per pound 100 '-lb. jars fine Dairy Butter, per pound 2£o ..'.rained Honey, per gslbn $1.40 i Me? scfiocli Grocery Si,, • Th« Northwest's Greatest Gp:jr/;3t >.'>•, " '(Hi AI! road n jr. . 7th £ St. I'etrr. Absolutely Reliable Groceries. following officers: President, John Nor man; vice president, George Thill; secre tary, H. Hayno; treasurer, J. N. Ander son; sergeant at arms, Ix)uis Norman; executive committee, Henry Erickson, "William Kating and Albert Bunde. Re ceipts,, $8; disbursements, $7. Team Driver* Elect Officers. The Team Drivers' union held a meet ing last night with William Dow, vie 2 president, in the cbair In the absence of President James Page, who is sick. Elev en were initiated and eight applications for membership were received. The com mittee reported satisfactory arrange ments had been made with the St. Paul am] Prunk Brewing company for hauling ice. The following officers were elected: Prfs-i&ent. James Page; vice president, William Dow; secretary-treasurer, Wil liam Grary; recording- . ecretary, George Shaw; conductor, Hy Glueisen; trustees, H. Smith, James Sheley and William La miro. eceipts, $52; disbursements, $7. ■Metn.l Workers Adopt Scale. The sheet metal workers held a meet ing last nigrt at Assembly hall with President Lambach in the chair. The shop stewards reported business very quiet. The new officers were Installed by Vice President Onnbru.iter. The dance committee reported that, the dance pro ceeds would be about $60. It vas decide;! that the union would again affiliate with the Building Trades' Council. The scale was considered at length and decided upon, and a committee composed of F. M. Connors ami C. Nagre were appointed to submit it to the bosses. The death of A. W. Meyer-ding, a member of the union, was reported and the charter was ordered draped for thirty days. A suitable res olution was directed to be drawn up by a committee composed of J. Laubach. VV. H. Kumrow and T. Keller, and the mem bers oi' the union are expected to at tend the funeral in a body, and to meet at Assembly hall for that purpose at 1:30 p. m. Friday. Iteceipts, $24.90; disburse ments, $29.34. Bookbinders' Bin Meeting;. The bookbinders held a largely attended meeting last night, when A. A. Smith was "initiated and two applications for membership were referred to the examin ing committee. The dance committea re ported a large number of tickets sold and a good time guaranteed. The dance will take place at Mozart hall on the evening oi Saturday. Jan. i 9. A communication from Gov. Van Pant on the appointment of E. B. Lott as labor commissioner was filed. Receipts. $60; disbursements. $40.35. LABOR NOTES. The following unions hold meetings in Assembly hall tonight* Prossfeeders, stereotypers, bricklayers, horse shoers and grocery clerks. The amount distributed yesterday for the payment of interest and dividends by the great financial and industrial cor porations of this country was not far from $175,000,000. The label committee visited the differ ent unions last night asking the mem bers to attend the meeting to be held next Sunday. The executive committee of tho solar printers' and operators' union of Chicago has requested Organizer Krieger to organ ize the craft In this city. Jas. H. Bowman, president of the Inter national Pressf<-eders' union, was in the city yesterday, making an effort to settle the pressfeedeia' strike, but found little encouragement at the job offices where he called, the managers of which are very indignant at the way the feeders hava broker, a written contract. KOERNER IS PROUD OF IT RECORD HE HAS MADE WITH THE INSOLVENT BANKS. August T. Koerner, when he retires next Tuesday from the office of si .ye treasurer, which he has held for six years, will have no record that pleases him more highly thai} that which he has made In connection with the collection of state deposits from banks which failed during- the two panics. The amount of money tied, up in such banks has been reduced from $318,000, at which figure it at some seasons seriously em barrassed the state, to $2,700, of which practically two-thirds is in the Marine bank at Duluth and the other third In the North St. Paul bank. These two are the only insolvent banks from which the state treasurer has not received what it had deposited in them at the time of the crash. Mr. Koerner has the satisfaction of knowing also, that the staite has at this time the largest permanent school fund she has ever had, the fund having in creased $1,000,000 in the last two years. NOT TO CUKE DISEASES, But to Prevent Them, Will Medical Science Endeavor. Dr. E. L. Mann addressed the Crocus Hill Mothers' club yesterday afternoon at the T. M. C. A., speaking on "The Nose and the Ear." The lecture was illustrat ed with charts of both organs. Dr. Mann thinks that the medicine of the future will be almost entirely preventative medi cine. People will be taught how to avoid various ailments instead of waiting until ailments acquired and then attempting a cure. Children's habit of breathing through, the mouth instead of through the nose was the cause of most of the colds and of many more serious ailments. People wear,too much clothing in win ter, Dr. Mann asserted: Steam-heated houses and offices made the temperature summerlike and heavy clothing prevent ed free circulation, and instead of pre venting colds caused them. Sleeping In a room where the windows were opened, taking a cold water bath in the morn ing, reserving one's chest protector for one's feet rather than for one's chest were some of the means of preventing cold. There was a large attendance of club members at the lecture. GOOD YEAR FOR BUILDING. 1 ii<l leal lons Point to a Heavy Volume of Work 'Mil* Season. Prom present indications the amount of business transacted In the building Inspector's office this year will be dou ble that of last year. This is the result of the labor dis turbances last year, many who contem plated building holdine off for the time. New buildings spoken of are several big blocks in the wholesale district and a number of apartment houses in Merriam Park and the hill district. George Benz & Sons, it is understood, will erect a six-story building for their business at the corner of Fifth and Broadway. ARE MURDER CASES INCLUDED ? Attorney Donnelly Want* to Know About the Bill. Attorney S. J. Donnelly, who defended Game Warden Corbet t on the charge of the murder of Joseph Mrozlnsky, does not think that the salary of $900 a year which he receives as attorney .o? the state game and fish commission "is commensurate with the labors of the murder trial and he has applied to the game and fish com mission for a-special fee. The matter has been referred to At torney General Douglas. BROKE HIS RIGHT LEG. Adolph Telblt slipped and Fell on the Street. Adolph Teiblt, a lafiorer living at 616 Whitall street, fell last night about 7:30 o'clock at the corner of Greenbriar and Reaney streets and fractured his right leg just above the" ankle. He was taken to the hospital in the ambulance. He is married and has three children. FIRST OF THE CENTURY. Andrew John ion the First Man to Appear on Police Tab. Andrew Johnson walked into the cen tral police station last night at 1 o'clock and surrendered himself on a charge of vagrancy. He was the first man to be arrested this century and also the first arrest made in ninety-two and one-half hours, an unprecedented re-jord for the central station. THE ST. PAUL GLOBE, THURSDAY, JANUARY* 3, 1901. IIS COFFERS IE fill CASH DRAWER OF THE PUBLIC LIBRARY IS TAPPED BY Till EYE'S BILLS EAT UP THE RECEIPTS The Board Starts the New Year With. Practically No Money at Its Com mand. The library board held its regular meet ing last night, but little business of importance was brought up. A propo sition was received from the Women's Civic league to the effect that it had se cured a reading: room in the vicinity of the Lafayette school, on the West side, where small boys and even grown peo ple, could go to spend evenings and keep out of mischief, and that the league would donate f-00 new books to the library board providing it would agree to loan them so many books each week. The number of books they would want each week would be much fewer than the number of books to be donated so that the public library would not be crippled by the leans. The intention of the Civic league is to establish a reading room under the care of the library board without extra expense to it. The books were offered as an inducement and in case the plan is approved of by the library board, it will be allowed to select its own books. The matter was referred to the library and administration committees for in., vestigation. It was also proposed that the library board send one of the present employes of the public library over to thts reading room for the first few Sun days to start things' in good working order on the same basis as the pubiic library is run. Bids were received for putting in a new toilet room and a set of eight lockers. They were referred to the administration committee with power to act. Secretary Wright reported tho follow ing balances on hand: Building fund, $1,163.09: maintenance fund. $3,550.81; juvenile book account, $455. There are almost enough debts to eat up the above balances, so that the board will finish the year with practically nothing in the treasury. The report of the librarian showed that $6.50. had been stolen from the cash drawer last month by some unknown thief. The report was passed without any debate and was as follows: Number of books issued for home use last month, ]6,235; visitors to reading room on Sun days, 504; new registrations, 505; total number at present time. 10.995; received for fines, $96.30. Deducting the $6.b0 stolen from cash drawer, from this left PLANS FOR NEW WARDS. Lincoln Clnli Committee Is Working for Redistrlctlng. Judge Orr, one of the members of the committee apointed by the Lincoln club to look into the feasibility of having the charter amended to permit the redistrkt ing of the city so as to have a more even representation, says the committee is working actively, and hopes to. bring about the desired result. The report will be ma3e by trie comm t tee foe- some months, as nothing can be done until the next election. Their main work will be in bringing the matter b? fore the public and starting an agitation for its passage. Judge Orr says the pro posed amendment is in no ways parti san, but is intended to right what is clearly wrong. FOR SMALLPOX PATIENTS. Health Department Paid Out !fu,OOO Last Yean-. The caring of smallpox patiev.ts in St. Paul during the past year has cost the city little short of $5,000. Nearly all of this was caused by infected parties from ' other counties, and the health de. artn?ent is now engaged in making an effort to collect the amount from the counties tha parties came from. . : -.-,■ It is this expenditure that has caused extreme measures on the part of trio health board and i threats at - times to enforce quarantine against districts' • where the disease-Is prevalent. HAAS IS NOT ALARMED. Investigation Committee Shown No . Signs of Beginning' Work, There is little chance that the contem plated ■ investigation of the charges against Building Inspector Haas will ma terialize to the extent that a report will ever be made by the committee having the matter in hand. No meeting- whatever of t^e committee has been held so far, and it is said will not, unless charges jj of ! a more perma nent character than those in hand- are obtained. No one but Anton Weinholzer has so . far .. displayed nerve • enough to come forward and offer to -substantiate his alleeatlons. SMALLPOX AT VIRGINIA. Disease Has Been Found nt Several PointM in the State. Smallpox was reported to the state board of health from Virginia, Maple Plane and Island I^ake yesterday. The disease has been more prevalent ttiis win ter than for some time, the lumber camps having had a number of cases since the season opened. It is of the mild type that the disease has shown in the past five years, and the death rate so far has been about 2 per cent. The Winona quarantine has been very effectual, and no new cases have been ~-"e ported. NEW COURSE IS STARTED. Lectures on Farming to Farmers of ■'.- '--' - nature Years. . ■ There were nearly 400 students en rolled at the opening of the winter term of the state school of agriculture yes terday. The school yesterday opened a new de partment of study, a special course of lectures for farmers of mature age, w*ho are busy with the farm the greater por tion of the year. The course will con tinue for a term of ten weeks. Agriculture—With instructions in judg ing the qualities of soils, harvesting grain, planting and selection of seeds, fencing, buildings, etc. Dairy husbandry, animal husbandry, chemistry, farm me chanics, farm implements, dressing and MUNYON'S COLD CURE When Prof. Munyon says what his Cold Cure will do he only says what all the world knows. Nearly everybody seems to be taking this remedy when ever a cold appears. It relieves the head, nose, throat and lungs so quickly that a cold need no longer be a forerunner of grippe, diphtheria or pneumonia. Every one of his remedies Is as sure. All druggists, mostly 25c. vial. Guide to Health iree. Write to Broadway ana 26th St., New York, lor medical advice free. -^ _ra. Sixth and Robert Streets, St. Paul, flinn. Our Several Annual Sales Are ]Vow On ■?-^Mfc'^i"'il*'#l Ai4^i>P ~*ttA U/irli f.,-.^ ->-.•. You have been waiting for our annual sale—it is now on "'The i-^lllliriilllCl I^S dllii If dSII I-a^IUKS handsomest assortment of Novelties. Embroideries, Wash Laces, etc., • i :: : r - -:-■■ . »»»*•■■*'■» ■^•«w^7»# ever shown in St. Paul ! •■ . : - :-.: -,;■<. Tuckings in an immense assortment. Dainty sets for infants. Exquisite sets with rail-overs for dresses. Colored Embroideries- with materials--, exclusive here. Mull and Batiste • Embroideries—with materials to. match. The handsomest line of All-overs we have ever shown - --« - > On center, .tables will be found Cambric, Swiss and Nainsook Embroideries at ~ : ■' "' '; SC IOC I2^c 20c 25c 35c 3sc 40c $<K. Each and every piece worth double. ' ;i .-•.>.!. ..v ; -^ .-"-,-•■; - Our first importation of Wash Laces will also be.on sale—at prices that can't be duplicated .- ' ■.■•..:, Paris Point Sets. Normand Val. Sets. English Torchons. Belgium Torchons. French Valenciennes. Roubaix Valenciennes. : --•'•:.. In fact, all kinds and styles of Wash Laces— exceptionally low prices. \. " ...-■-. :....-• . • '--' ■.j; French Valenciennes Laces—by the piece of 12 yards only—at 12 a piece and upward. " This is about HALF original price. High-CIaSS Cloaks, Suits. Superior Furs. Carpet Dept. We start the New Year with a gift-giving sale that will have no equal in Thursda hints- ....... - We have started our sale ;of all discon this country—High-class Suits. Jackets and Waists, at about the price of Alaska Seal jackets-* 75.00 and up. J^^lSwiy" of these X contain' material, to say nothing of making and finishings. Russian Coast Seal fa W m £»A enough to cover one or two rooms—some -/ ,_- ' . '." ---•.-, --•.':■• ■-..-, ■:"■[ Jackets, $65 values 7Pk/fl / jS^fl have borders to match, excellent for rugs. Women s Tight-fitting and Reefer Suits, Box Coats, the very top style—rich kersey f0r............. §♦ V V Bring measurements of your rooms. These made of cheviot and camel's hair cloth, in and heavy rough cloths beautifully lined v- • .. . . ; .... are the spscial prices. . • black and colors-style, fit and finish equal hih st°m =o^— #f^ C A $65 anTs7o values 'C CAA 4% Best all-wool Ingrains, to high-coat suits-all silk lined-skirts $2°-°° jfe| ZwV '*» •" • . * *P5v*VV 2 5 C 35C and 50c a yard. made with inverted plait in back, : a flare at oa s or".""* *" „ ■ an ' Tl. Tapestry Brussels, • bottom; a pronounced fa A m A A Children Coats in all the newest effects "\,?r ,a? iVi? „£ ISL A 45C, SSC and 65c a yard. bargain at $40.00. - ifeZf* OO at A THIRD OFF regular prices. for' $175 and $185 values «SISV ' Axminsters and Velvets Thursday special.",;.. ■ fAV^VV - lor tt. . 65c, 75c and $1.00 a yard. : Silk Waists—s7.so Silk Waists, tucked ■ -_: "... :_. . , - ' .... „. , *"*' ■' Women -, short ho _ front Jackets in both and hemstitched effects, with tucked stock »?.?*,. Jackets^ Skinner guar- ncr W 011 Velvets, Women s short box front Jackets in both _ «-!„„.- „ -ik *». a. >». ant«d satin lined; rfttv A m aa 75C, $1.00 and $1.15 a yard. kersey and cheviot - coat collars, bell U [iful new faH shades %\ Aft $35 and $37.50 values Body Brussels, . .', sleeves — nicely, lined with silk serge. Thursday ........... •4P^4Tr^K f0r.....;..... *Jf7*r V*/W v v. 75c, 90c and $1.00 a yard. These jackets are particularly well tailored ...••• ... . 1 . , T . ,_..,.. .: , A , U t _, . . , , , — - and fit equally as well as our higher cost ' 150 choice Jackets for Ladies' and . Genuine , Leipzig Dyed Astrachan Jack- . Wewllabo include odd Domestic Rugs garments black :nd,4flb A A A Misses', priced to sell at fa m, A A et 28 1 inches long; Skinner.- guaranteed * this sale, to make it still more interest blue." Special price .■••■\Q OO $8.50 and $10.00. C^ OO sat! n llnln g! ■■ $35 # T i%i% g- Thursday at f7*VV Thursday special VjpP^^VV f values AZSaUW H?rC are a few "ems that will surely . •N. 8.-Early arrivals in White Cotton Waists now on display. *'" *' * *." * *'' *' - ♦ W appeal to your good judgement: -. - ;" _ - . . Your choice of any of our Russian Coast Read Axminsters, |ttv < A ba l^i(-**«A«^l ns«^4i All remnants of French and Scotch Flannels— }£ to 3 Seal,: Persian Lamb yoke; tab front, taiL sixe 6-9x9-9, for Tfel / flannel lj£DL> yards in. length—suitable for Half-Price trimmed Collarettes— rfj^fl^ da only \d:z*?*£z • Ladies' Waists, Dress.ingfigiT.rfJCg $16.50, .slß.so.ands^%|/ Sf| 8-3xlo-6 f0r...... $, 7 00 Sacques, Children VWear, et:., will be on sale today at exactly *«■* IIM*V values 0r ............ *jpß V W 9x12 for... .*."!*."! ' $2000 curing meats, farm horticulture, veter inary science, zoology and entomology, and "poultry raising. MUST DO HER JUSTICE CAPT. NBATE DEMANDS SATISFAC- TIOX FOW HIS BRIDE. Capt. and Mr?. A. E. Ncate, of Brldger, Mont., are guests at the Merchants no tel. Mrs. Neate, who is a biide of but two <?ays, is the handsome young woman who was recently subjected to serious indignities by the police of Minneapolis, which may result In an action for heavy damages being brought for her vindica tion. Mrs. Howard came to the Twin Cities to buy her trousseau, and when in pick ing up a number of her packages from a counter, a piece of lace caught in the string binding of ore of the parcels, an alert detective hurried her off to the station. A search of her rooms followed, and resulted in the .chscovery of maay parcels of goods upon *rhieh the police jumped to the conclusion that she was a shop-lifter. She proved her innocence, however, and her now husband, who is a wealthy stockman, formerly a captain In the British army, declare-3 that those re sponsible for the indignities to his fiancee must render full satisfaction. CHURCH OF THE MESSIAH. Universalist Convention's Interest Is Enlisted in It. The general convention of the Uni versalist church, with headquarters at Boston, is taking a marked interest in the welfare of the local Universaiists and has promised to send a pastor from the East to take charge of the <:hurch of the Messiah, at St. Albana street and Holly avenue. The trustees of- the church will meet tomorrow evenings with Edward Rich ards, of Selby avenue. The Universalist? of the city win have an opportunity to consult with Rev. M. D Shutter on the interests of the chuch at the regular services at 4 o'clock next Sunday. HE WILL FACB THE MUSIC. Alex McKenzlc- Departs for Sun ."- Francisco. Alexander McKenzie-, of North Dakota, who has been in .seclusion at the Mer chants hotel leaentty, left yesterday morning for San tFrancisco to give him self up for punishment for contempt of court, in accordance with th« decision ■of the supreme court 1! of the United States. - He is in contempt /or ignoring an or der of the court in California in con nection with the Nome.mining: litigation. TO BE INSTALLED TOMORROW. Xcw Pastor of the Hebron Baptist Clmreh. Rev W T. WlUikin will be installed as pastor of the Hebron Baptist church, on Robie street, Friday evening. Rev. W 'W. Dawley, of Minneapolis, will preach the installation sermon. Rev. E. R. Pope will deliver the fharge for the pastor. There will also be an ad dress, by Rev. H. F. StiHwelV Mr. Willikin was formerly pastor of the Baptist church at Brainerd. AT GREAT PERSONAL COST. Henry G»llieU Worked a Foil Year for 912O.&0. The annual statement of Court Coi* missioner Henry Gallick was filed with the board of county commissioners yes terday. According to the court com missioner the office is not a "gold mine," as the receipts for last year were only $120.50 Jail Bonds Are Delivered. Kleybolte & Co., of Cincinnati, the suc cessful bidders for the 150,000 worth of bonds recently ordered issued by the county commissioners for the construc tion of the new jail, yesterday took out the first 25,000 worth: The bonds were signed by Mayor Smith and County Auditor Johnson. The total amount paid for this first insfcillaaent was $25,831.84, of which $755.13 was- the premium and $7C71 the accrued-interest. The rest of the bonds will be* delivered as soon as they can be finished and signed. Says She Deserted Him. Thomas Licha has commenced an action in the district court to secure a divorce from his wife, Eugenic Licha on the ground of desertion. The plaintiff is forty-nine years old and the defendant forty-six. They were mar ried in Monroe county, Wis., in 1873, and have nine children. The youngest child is named Edward Joseph Li'cha, is seven years old and is In the state school at Owatonna. The aHeged desertion took place Oct. 4, 1896, at South St. Paul. Mayors Pass Hie Good Word. New century greetings were yesterday exchanged by Mayor Hugo, of Duluth, and Mayor Smith, the St. Paul evecu tive. From Duluth was' received the fol lowing: "Greetings from Duluth to St. Paul. May the new century bring to the Capi tal City progress and development, and to its citizens peace and happiness. In reply, Mayor Smith wired the Du luth executive: "On behalf of the people of St. Paul I thank you for your kind expressions. May the Zenith City of the unsalted seas roach the zenith of h«r fame and great ness long before the new century has grown old." CLOSED WITH A LECTURE REV. H. F. S7.'IL,WELL. ADDRESSED BAPTISTS OX LIFE POWER. Rev. H. F. fitilwell, of the First Bap tist church, closed the conference meet ing of the Eastern Minnesota Baptist association ; with an address .on '"Indi vidual Life Power," delivered last even ing in thy lecture room of the First church. In his address Mr. .Stilwell dwelt particularly on the fact that sacri fice and hardships alone reveal the ut most capabilities of a character. When Christ commanded each- one; 10 take up his cross and follow Him, the apparent buiden he imposed was in reality a bless ing. ' .._,; _.;■ - \,-, . —- •:. A feature of last night's __ devotional service was the singing by the choir of the Pilgrim Baptist church (colored). At the morning session Rev. E. R.Me- Kinney, _ city . missionary,' delivered an address .on "Success Through Perso lal Consecration." j He urged absolute per sonal consecration, holding that - only through the consecrated effort of pastors, deacons, laymen and the .Christian peo ple outside of the church could the ex pected revival be brought to pass. Rev. W. T. Milliken, of the Hebron : Baptist church, and C. D. Blaker,: of Lake City, conducted an open conference in which the congregation joined in five-minute talks. - Samuel Perry led the devotional exercises. .«•-'" .Rev. W. D. Carter, of the Pilgrim Bap tist church, addressed the association in the afternoon, speaking on "The Will of God, Known and Unknown." R:v. C. C.: Markham, of the Immanusl Bap tist church, made an address-on"Chr.s tian Activity ;in Personal Work." The conference was opened by . Rev. J. . Oliver, of Stillwater. The meeting of the as_o claticn yesterday web in accordant w'ti a plan -adopted; by a: national conam t tee of -Baptists for the purpose of open ing the twentieth century with a simul taneous effort for the quickening of spiritual life and activities". Similar meetings were held throughout the coun try.: . . '-■ . ; ;.' TRIBUTE TO JUDGE BERRY Paid by the State Bar Yesterday Afternoon. Memorial services were held in the su preme court chamber yesterday in mem ory of the late Judge Charles H. Ber ry, of Winona, first attorney general of the state, who died Aug. 1, last. After retiring from the bench in Minnesota Judge Berry was appointed by Presi dent Cleveland associate justice of the supreme court of Idaho. A memorial was adopted by the bir and there were appropriate addresses by Judge Charles E. Flandreau, who was on the supreme bench during he time the deceased was attorney general, Former Attorney General George P. Wil son, of Minneapolis, and Charles C. Wil son, of • Rochester. HENRY YOUNG IS CRAZY. Taken From Hi« Home to County Jail by the Police. Henry G. Young, who lives at 462 Rob ert street, became demented last night, and at an early hour this morning be came so violent that his removal to the county jail was considered expedient. He was taken there in the patrol wagon at 2 o'clock. Salvage Corp« Had a BanQwet. The fourth annual banquet of the sal vage corps was held Tuesday afternoon at the headquarters. 317' Robert street. There were thirty-two guests present, Mrs. Whitmore. wife of Supt. Frar.k Whitmore. acting as hostess. A number of local insurance men were present. Toasts were responded to by Judge Grier M. Orr and County Auditor W. R. Johnson. # _ Asphyxiated by Gas. City Engineer Claussen will shortly recommend to the council the purchase of a stone crusher and engine, with which to run the machine. At present the city is payings $1.50 per cubic yard for crushed stone for street purposes, when it should not cost over 50 cents were the city to own its own its own crusher. Was the Coldest Yet. Observer Lyons says the therometer was lower yesterday than previously ih's winter, 12 degrees. There was so little wind, however, that it Jiardly seemed as cold as some previous days. Continued cold weather is looked for today. Mr. Sliorod Is Better. Mortimer H. Sherod, who is lying at his. home, 485 North street uttering from typhoid pneumonia, was reported as im proving last evening. Perhaps He Xeeded It. James Duffy was arrested early this morning, charged with stealing an over coat from Jefferson's saloon, Minnesota street. - Mitchell in Trouble Again. George Mitchell, colored, who was ar rested Sunday night charged with fight ing, was again gathered in by the police last night. This time the charge is drunkenness. EXPERTS AS TO A BOY'S AGE. Doctor uuil Barber Disagree and the Court Sides With the Burber. From the Omaha Bee. A youth clad in the shabbiest garments imaginable, but wearing a one-kartit dia mond ring, furnished a problem in the criminal court that required the wit and ingenuity of experts to solve. It was nsc essary to ascertain the lad's age and be fore a satisfactory estimate was made several attorneys, a barber, a veterinary surgeon and a judge had passed judg ment unsuccessfully. The boy is known to the police as "Doc" Silcote. He w;ia before Judge Baker oh the charge of hav ing stolen 284 pounds of bullion from a freight car on a Union Pacific side track near the smelter. When araigned SiTcote entered a plea of not guilty. His attorney informed the court that he desired to withd'.aw the plea and admit his guilt. If he were of legal age, as alleged in the complnim, the admission of guilt would send him to the penitentiary; otherwise he would r- 3 cape with the reform school. "Doctor, come here," commanded the court. "How old are you?" "I never knew," replied the lad. "It's going to be hard work to tell this boy's age," observed the court. "Do any of the complainants know anything about him?" Detective Vizzard, of the Union Pacific Railroad company attempted to prove that Silcote has been stealing so long he n vat be mere than sixteen, but the court would not accept deductions- for evi dence. One of the attorneys then jokingly made a remark that was taken seriously. 'There is a man skilled in horsecraft'" he said, pointing to a veterinary surgeon, among the spectators. "Bring him up," instructed the judge, and let s see if he can give up a clue Theveterinary expressed the opinion that Silcote is more than sixteen, as he had several teeth youngsters do not enu merate among the molars. As a precedent for expert testimony had VITAL STATISTICS. BIRTHS. Mrs. E. E. Oliver, 791 E. Seventh, girl. Mrs. Fred C. Listoe, 295 Nelson, gin Mrs. A. Hcimeger, 578 Minnehaha boy Mrs. F. D. llankey, 317 S. Exchange toy Mrs. Wm. Wanner. 813 Walsh, girl. Mrs. C. Tschannerb. 7y7 Fauquier, girl. Mrs. J. A. Capistrant, 4C6 Aurora,' boy Mrs. C. L. Drake. G46 Fair view, g rl. Mrs. F. B. Tube Sing, 1015 McLean, bay. Mrs. M. Drumler, 403 Palace, g.rl. Mrs. Leonard 12. croonquist, born in rail road car, South Dakcta, boy. Mrs. A. Croonquist, The Commons, gi-1. Mrs. n. Sundgaard, ."i-U Magnolia, bay. Mi-s. J. Ahlquist, Dimond Blk. girl Mrs. G. Stein, 174 Carroll, girl.' Mrs. Frank Green, Coo York, girl. Mrs. M. Johnson, Edgerton road, girl. Mrs. Wm. Gemeiner, 504 S. R b?rt, boy. Mrs. Wm, Gordon, 944 Islehart, g\ri. Mrs. John Lacy. 1342 Brand, girl. DEATHS. Jacob Schmidt, 61 yrs., C. and C. hosp. John Zwickel. 35 yrs., St. Cloud. Gertrude Bloom, 'J mos., 751 W. Seventh. Frank Rupreeht, 3 yrs., James st. Mrs. Carl Gauzewitz, 79 yrs., Osvatonna. Emma R. McGraw. 6 yrs., 3148 University. - MARRIAGE LICENSES. Daniel A. Aekley and Mrs. M. A. Pringle. Lee Johnson and Marie Lauree. B. A. Drysdale and Lillian Clark. F. A. Tortorelli and Maria L. P. Russo. DEATHS KRUEGF.R— In St. Paul, at family resi dence, No. 908 Iglehart street, -Wednes day, "'■ Jan. 2, at 5 p. m.. * Elenor Maria, aged thirteen months, youngest daughter of William S. and Stella Krueger. No tice of funeral hereafter. . ._..■■-- ODQUIST—In St. Paul, .Minn., Jan. 2, 1001. - Emma - Odviuis t," ■■ aged ~- fifty-five years. : Funeral from 197 ..Nelson avenue today ; at 2p.m. -: ~',':. '-.'■ ■-- /, r,, BRIGGS—In St. Paul,' Jan. 2, 1901, at the S i residence of- his son, Harvey A. Brigtj3, 512 Selby; avenue,. Isaac A. Briggs, aged :~ eighty-'.lve years. . Notice : of _ funeral hereafter. ■'■ ■■'■-. ■■■•■■■ .'•-■_ ANNOUNCEMENTS. THE TRUSTEES OF THE STATE EAV ings Bank have declared a semi-anuual dividend at the rate of 3 per cent per annum for the period ending Jan. 1, 11101. Depositors entitled to interest will please present their books for *n try after Jan. 20. The new Interest period begins Jan. 1. 1901. ALL. DE POSITS MADE ON" OR BEFORE JA.W 3 WILL BE ENTITLED TO O «OS. INTEREST JULY 1. 1001. JT TL. M GOLDSMITH. Treasurer LINCOLN NO. 13, KNIGHTS PYTHIAS attention. A special meeting will be held this evening at 8 o'clock sharp. EDWARD W. WHITE Chancellor Commander. been established, an attorney for the de, fense asked leave to call a barber from the crowd to express an expert opinion on Silcote's beard. The barber thought he must be younger than sixteen. The court ruled finally that Silcote Is under legal age and cannot be eenf to tne penitentiary. He will be sentenced to a term in the reform school. Adopted a Married Couple. NASH\ILLE, Term., Jan. 2.-After the probation of the will of the late Samuel M. Murphy, his widow, Anne H. Murnhv appeared in the circuit court and made application for permission to adopt Mr and Mrs. T J. Feldcr. The judge gram-' ed the petition and Mr. and Mrs. Kelder thereby became entitled to all the rights f" d Privileges of natural-born children. This action was taken in deference to the hi d S t°h Mvr Ph-V expressed before Asphyxiated by Ga*. PHILADELPHIA, Jan. 2.-Jamp 8 W Priesthly, founder of the James \v". Priestly carpet mills, was asphyxiated by illuminating gas at the home of His son, George W. Priestly, last night. His , J was discovered today. He was eighty-two years of age. Charles Priestly, a grandson, was also overcome by the gas, but his life was sav>J AMUSEMENTS. METROPOLITAN I L- n. Scott;- er ME I nUryjL! 1 Hli | Lessee and i\Uni Z er Tonight Mat. Saturday, 50c' HTHE GIRL FROM MAXIM'S.^ Night prices—2sc—soc—7sc—sl.oo. FOUR NIGHTS, BEGINNING SUNDAY, JAN. 6 WEDNESDAY MATINEE FRANK DANIELS In his latest Comic Opera Success "THE AMEER." Sale of seats now open. - PR AMR THE HANLON bros. 1 : S*IE lOrifiE EN SUISSE P OUR Bring the children to the MATINEE SATURDAY. 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