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*4 off y 3 oft y 2 off PIANOS! SPECIAL, for balance of this week. ■—»———■■ These discounts we will make on abcut a dozen beautiful pianos left over- from our great Christmas eale. They are of the most ce'.ebrated makes, such as the Web«r, Shaw;-KUrtzman, Vose & Sens. Schiller and Wesley. This is a great chance to get a fine piano cheap. Prices on Eoma makes are cut one-half, offering you a $400 pizno for $200. Call on or writs at or.cc to ■ •IXT M . «?PfiTER A n«WIT ST*.^ 1 v*. '•; '• ST. PAIL, ttIJU.V. CITY NEWS. , Ramsey council, Royal Arcanum, in stalled its new officers last night, K. M. Parish as regent. . Waii!- board employes revived their December salaries yesterday. The pay roll amounted to $4,150.45. At a meeting of the board of public works yesterday the- December pay roll, amounting to $1,117, was passed. Mrs. Emma Odquist died yesterday at her late 'residence, 197 Nelson avenue. The funeral takes place today at 2 clock. '•■ - ... Unity tent. Knights of the Maccabees, •will hold a public installation of offi cers at Knights of Columbus hall, Rob ert street, this evening. The state board of medical examiners held its quarterly examination in the Moore, block yesterday. There were twenty-three applicants. Mrs. J. M. Campbell will speak tonight at the St. Paul Theosophical society. 537 KiidicoU building, on "Upbuilding."' The public is cordially invited. ■Rev. C. D". Andrews is rapidly recover ing from the illness which has confined him to his home for the past week. lie wiil be about In several days. GarticKl post and Garfield corps will have a joint installation Saturday even ing at Central hall. Mrs. S. E. Milham wi!l install the officers of the corps. ...Eleanor Maria Krueger, youngest daughter of William S. and Stella Kruegvr, died yesterday afternoon at the family residence, 908 Jglenart street. The state auditor yesterday received $150 from the clerk of the municipal court of Minneapolis, representing $25 tines for infringements of dairy and food laws. The funeral of August W. M; yerdinS •will be held tomorrow at 2:30, from the family residence, 379 Rice street. He was a member of University lodge, No. 94, A. O. U. W. Isaac A. Briggs, eighty-five years of age, died, last night at the residence of his son, Harvey A. Briggp, £12 Selby ave nue. Deceased had lived in St. Paul for a^ great many years. Mrs. Anna M. Gieselman, sixty-five years of age, was found unconscious on East Sixth street, near her home, No. 521. T by rapt. Berger. Her right arm was broken and her forehead was badly iiruised by a fall on the sidewalk. Miss Nellie A. Hope, who has been seriously ill with pneumonia at her horn? on ' Dayton avenn*-, for the past three weeks, has it-covered and will reopen her studio in the Chamber of Commerce building today. A meeting of the assembly committee on v. ays and means was to have been held yesterday afternoon, but owing to the,, absence of a quorum adjournment was t-iken until this morning. There is little business on hand for the commit tee's consideration. Secretary Maroney of the local board of civil service examiners yesterday re ceived notice of an examination for the grade of a lithographic engraver, winch wiii take place on Jan. 8. The place car ries a salary of at least $1,000, and even runs as hig-h as $1,400 the first year. The collection of the customs office for December. 1900, were $19,500. During the same month in 1899 they amounted to about $25,000. The fiscal year does not end until June, and it is thought that as a whole this fiscal year will show an increase In receipts over last year. - Archbishop Ireland wil deliver an ad dress at the annual meeting of the Min nesota State Agricultural society Tues day afternoon, at the Commercial club rooms. The archbishop takes the place of J. H. Bringham, assistant secretary of agriculture, scheduled to speak, but unable to attend. YERXA PRiCES TO^MV: PffffO Csod ones, every or warranted. 17« LSSOJ par dozen ... |/C Pfißuh SalP 25-lb. to*"° Fancy California I 00011 0015, Poaches, by th« box or Cl ft -. ;. ; single pound, only U2U Catawba Grapes, Bars** ... lOg Dates, Sr^Td^f.. 0?!:?-. 5c Panrfu Good Mixed, r_ L'dßOjf, per pound .. OC __ _ ■ * ■ . ' PpsfirV Fancy Now California. C A bCiCljf, re r large bunch DC Russet Apples, A E°od Eastern Russit <)>!« nUddCI HUjJltfb, Apple, cer Pe: k Z*}-G HQr.PV Fure Strained, ft ft lIUItCJ, rerglass OC Friz 3 Butter S 5 control the fcuttßr that mad« I IIIiC UUIICI , Minnesota famous, it was award ... .. Ed first prize a the Paris Ex position: it s here at the same prise as you pay '3f4« for the ordinary creamery butter.' Per lb uUC Table Butter, gSf t0 fancy eradss - Per IBc-20s-23c-25c Creamery Butter, SaafcillSi ■Cheese, S? e poundcr?. am:... iQe Jelly, '%£TS:^:.r. a. 55 10c Tomatoes, P^ n=. standa!: ds: 7c SW?fit Corn On? ? th» very best brands wKuCI UVIII, pscfced-itsv.lueis 15:, our 0« price Is 3C 1 fin? Prieht. smooth. California On LCII.UIiG, Lemons, per dozen, 0n1y.... Ou SlfO'Sr 2 Pounds best CrsnulEted (with every OUgUf, order for $5.00 or more) *t f\n for $ iUU N far MARKET, Staving Mutton, per 1b 5 C Mutton Chops, par Ib. ", 100 Nsw York Smoked Shoulders, per Ib.. 8c Picnic Hams, per Ib ... \ 3 Fancy Turkeys, per Ib lOc to 12^S -YERXA Bn®£ s &-60.' SEVENTH AND CEDAR STS. 6rcersfcyT«:o?hon«. Call 732. "• West Maiket. 782. liliiislim CL.AIMS HE CANNOT OBSERVE TERMS^""6p'-"IiEW". CHARTER ■ - SIAP AT THE CITY EAILWAY Resolution Requiring More Rapid Service on Grand Avenue la . Ador>ted— A« to lliium- ■ Ins: Prisoners. ' 1 Comptroller McCardy, whose strict' ob servance of the city charter in as far as it refers to his particular department, has called down upon himself the mal s dictions of more than one for attempted disregard of red tape, stands In the pe culiar light of failing to practice the doc trine he so strongly advocates. At the meeting of the board of alcer mon last night City Treasurer Bremer, in a letter, made open protest against the practice °£ the comptroller in dis regarding the provisions of the charter wherein it provides th:-».-j£ifire shull be a mutual exchange of sTS^eiuenta of trial balances at the close "of the day's busi ness, the same being necessary to facili tate the conduct of the business of the two offices on the following day. Mr. Bremer in his letter stated that he had compiled with this section, but that Air. McCardy had persistently ignored it. Ac companying it was a letter served on Mr. McCardy demanding compliance, : and also an opinion from the corporation ; attorney in which he sustained the stand taken by the city treasurer and also h's right to refuse payments from city funds if the statements were not forthcoming. Mr. McCardy was evidently aware of the appeal to be made to the board and was present with a statement of his side of the case, but it was not read, no ac tion being taken beyond to tefer the mat ter to the committee on streets. Mr. McCardy in his statement does not deny the infraction of the charter re quirements, bin says it is impossible ow ing to the lack of help in his office. Two expert accountants, he says, will be nec essary to compile the statement and iur nlsh it dally. The situation in his of fice, he remarks, can be compared to the city buying a lot of engines and then failing to employ the necessary number of men to run them. The usual yearly list of appointments in the engineering and health depart ments with provision for their salaries came up lor consideration, but owing to an error in several of those of the healt/i department wherein provision was made for the payment of their salaries from the general fund, they " had to be held up until a correction was made. Un der the new charter there is no such fund. Contemplated improvements in th; street car service, 'which --have been dor mant for some weeks, brought surprise in the passage of a resolution introduced by Alderman Holt calling for a live and eight-minute service on the Grand Ave nue line,' the new order of > things to so into effect on Jan. 10. In support of ' the ~ measure Alderman Holt said he and a number of pations of the Hue had made a personal visit to the officials of the company and had been informed that nothing could be done. It was time, he said, that the company was brought to a realization of what the people desired. Alderman Dobner made an effort to send the matter to the committee on ; streets, but failed, the vote being six to | four. ■ i Alderman Bantz followed with a rather sweeping resolution: . demanding of the street car company strict compliance with all ordinances passed for their ben- ; efit and the abrogation of all ordinances j of which they had failed to avail them selves. Tho city attorney was Instruct ed to give the matter his ; attention and I see that there: was a strict' compliance. Aldermen Dobner and Knauft were fearful that the strict interpretation of the- ordinance would call for changes on the lines in their particular districts and at once entered a protest with the de sire that it be sent to the committee in streets for investigation. It was done j co on a vote of sixteen to four, th o se voting in the negative being- Aldermen Holt. Bantz. Schiffmann and Hunt. In explanation of the resolution Alder man Bant/, said a number of changes on the car lines had been made with out authority" or even mentioning the fact .to the council. The passage of the resolution would rectify this and where any improvement had been made it could also be rethiiri(!d by resolution. '• On-application of City Engineer Claus sen, an item of $20,000 was taken from the miscellaneous receipts and placed 10 the credit of the street sewer and gar bage fund. ■ Following k and into which the Hem .was. incorporated was the pas sage of the ordinance appropriating moneys from the miscellaneous, receipts to the several funds. The contemplated housing- of prisoners in the fourth floor of the city t hall dur ing the building of the new jail brought a protest.from Alderman Schiffmann and the unanimous approval of a resolution calling upon the aldtrmanic members of the joint* city hall and court house com mission to -use every means in their power to defeat such plans, lncorporatid was a plea to the work house commis sion to try and house the prisoners. . There was no debate but the vote taken was sufficient to show how the aldermen felt in the matter. On promise to relinquish his pet scheme of payment of street Intersection from the general fund. Alderman Knauft se cured recognition of the preliminary or der for the macadamizing of E?st Seventh .street and on his motion the order was' continued. ■ : I An improvement contemplating an ex penditure of $30,000 and calling for com mencement ot" the work in sixty days after permission is .granted, was an ordi nance introduced by Alderman Moriarty granting to the Omaha railroad permis sion to build a single track with all nec essary switches from a point wheie their line crosses the river to a point a block below Wabasha street. The track will follow the line of the river and will occupy ttß> streets abutting that bed/ of water, passing under Wabasha street to the point designated The line Is to t»> built for the purpose of furnishing switching facilities, to the factories and warehouses on " the West Side and ad jacent to the right of way to he granted. The ordinance was referred to the com mittee on streets. V, c call the attention of cur readers to the notice of The State Savings Bank under announcements. FIRST OF WINTEK RECITALS. Schubert Club SeaHou Is Au«i»lcion» ly Opened. The Schubert club's midwinter season of afternoon recitals was most auspici ously opened yesterday afternoon w.th an operatic programme presented by Miss Katharine Richards and Mr. George Ham lm, of Chicago. The auditorium of Moz art hall was well filled, the audience testifying by cordial applause its appre ciation of the excellent programme. Mr. Hamlln. although' not a resident of St Paul, has on his frequent visits he c won many friends. '■" His voice was never heard to j better., advantage as at yester day afternoon's recital. Because of his art Mr. Hamlin sings all things well, l<ut there are some things that he sings very much better : than -others. Therefore while the love song from "Die Walkure" was a pleasing number, as was also that other Wagner selection, "Preisiied" from "Die Meistersinger," other solos better" suited to his voice aroused" more en thusiasm. Two of Dvorak's numbers, "A Gypsy Song" and ' "A Love Song were spiritedly t sung.. ; The -'.rollicking drinking song from "Cavalleria Rusti cana". was rendered with ■'■■ a -dash and abandon that was infectious. Perhaps it was in 'Xaunoelot's song from Bern berg's. "Elaine,;' that the almost woman- THE ST. PAUL, Gf.OBE, THURSDAY, JANUARY 3, 1901. ly sweetness of tone and the spiritual quality of the singer's voice was most marked. Miss Gordon and Mr. Hamlin sang two duets,"L'Amico Fritz," Mascag ni and the balcony scene from Gounod's "Romeo and Juliet." The two voices blend admirably. Miss Gordon has more dramatic expression, although, perhaps, Mr. Hamlin'a art is broader. The "Ro meo and Juliet" duet was, from an artis tic standpoint, the most satisfying num ber on the programme. Although Miss Gordon was suffering from a severe cold yesterday her voice triumphed over this physical disability and she was able to carry out the part of the programme with the exception of two solos and for those Mr. Hamlin substituted. Many compli mentary adjectives have been used to describe Mi3s Gordons voice. It is a beautiful suprano that training has pol ished and that the quick insight and made "living." Miss Gordon sang thd tragic story of Schoen Gretlein fiom "Eine Tragoedie," yon Fielitz. with feel ing and finish, the singer proving herself entirely equal to the dramatic finale. Mr. Oberhoffer added to the success of the programme by his musicianly work as accompanist. FEW TOOK OUT LICENSES DECREASE IN CITY'S REVENUE FROM THIS SOURCE. ; : Failure- to enforce the ordinances re quiring the licensing of hacks, peddlers, 4 stands and other lines of business amena-* ble to the law is responsible for a heavy decrease, in the license fees re ceived by City Clerk Jensen during the past year. ■In 1899 over $311000 was received "while the amount this year is only .slightly in. excess af $308,000. The discrepancy is easily found when it is shown that dur ing the year only four hacks out of the several hundred in the city were accom modated with. the necessary license to allow them to do business, while in other lines the decrease is equally apparent. Of hotel runners only five secured badges, six stands, twenty-nine psddl»rs and twelve vehicle peddlers paid the fees required while only two auctioneers tered. Of drays, express wagons and trucks no one is mentioned in the list as compiled by the city clerk. £' Tags and badges to be used in connec tion with all lines of licenses issued by the city are on sale at the office of rhe city clerk, but few of them have been called for, in fact a string of such badges intended for hacks and their drivers were never distributed. All of thosa in use are of an old date and never have been removed. . - :V. A list of all persona and property amenable to the license laws is now be ing compiled and preparations wiil be commenced as soon as the list is com pleted to enforce the ordinances to the letter. Heretofore when approaching: election time the license ordinances have not been enforced, but the discrepancy in the receipts are too large to allow a continuance. _ ASIIOIY IS IN A TANGLE RBSOLITIOS FOR APPROPRIATION IS MET WITH OPPOSITION. One of the most important matters to come up at the meeting of the assembly this evening will be the resolution bind ing thy city to pay $4,000 a year for fifteen years consequent upon the erection of a new armory building. The proposition has a number of sup porters in the assembly, but opposition is develoying, and it is possible that t'ne resolution may be rejected unless amend ed to suit the few who think the city is not getting all that it should. Opposition mainly hinges on the fact tliat $t>o t ooo will be expended in the fifteen years proposed and at the end the city wiil have nothing to show for the amount beyond the housing of the national RU-ard. The erection of an armory under such an Inviting proposition, they say, is an op portunity that most any one would grasp and. in view of that fact think some con ce&slon should be mado. The committe<» who are pushing the matter say the resolution will pass despite the opposi tion. While the matter received approval at the meeting- of the assembly committee on streets Monday, it is said their action was without authority, as the resolution was really killed at the last meeting of the assembly. When it came up for con sideration in the assembly, it was sent to the committee on streets, but one of the supporters, fearful of Its defeat, moved a reconsideration of the vote an-l put up the resolutien for Immediate pas sage. The motion to pass without com mittee approval was lost and without further notice of the matter adjournment was taken. So as to avoid any mistakes it is possible that the minutes will be amended at the meeting this evening. WILL TAKE AN APPEAL. Butter Canes to Be Curried to the Supreme Court. R. C. Ice, Kjelberg and I-.ofgren, and the Crescent Creamery company weip charged with selling "renovated butter" that was not so labeled, in police court yesterday. The cases were brought by the state dairy and food commisskm. The Crescent Creamery company waa found guilty, sentence being stayed to give the defendant an opportunity to ap peal to the supreme court. The other two were discharged. J. N. Tierney and Alfred Carlson, char ged with selling cream containing ltsi than 20 per cent fat were discharged on a motion of the ecVmty attorney. A. E. Dunham, ehavged with passing a number of worthless checks on various business men of the city, was arraigned in police court yesterday. He waived examination and was held to the grand jury, bail being fixed at $1,500. Dunham was recently paroled from Stillwater while serving a sentence for forgery. Eddie Murphy, a twelve-year-old boy, living- at 330 Rondo street, was charged with disorderly conduct. R. C. Minor, a colored man living at 320 Farrlnyton avenue, complains that the boy threw snowballs at Mrs. Minor and callfd her names. The case will be heard today. George Dempsey was bitten by a dog owned by M. Wicker, 438 Case street. On demanding that the animal be sl-ot the owner refused. Mr. Wicker promised Judge Orr that he would" have the canine shot at once. The case was continued until today. W. HE. Berry, as.slsiant manager of the "Trip to Chinatown" company waa brought to this city from MinneajxHia yesterday afternoon by Detective James Murnane to answer to a charge of em bezzlement. Fred Wright, manager of the company, complains that Berry mis appropriated $600 which belonged to the company. if the matter is not satisfac torily adjusted today he will fee taken before the municipal court. For !!ln Wife's Estate. George Hunter yesterday filed a pe tition in the probate court asking that letters of administration be granted to him in the estate of his wife Diantha M. Hunter, deceased. The estate is valued at $1,000 in real property. O *A. » -P C 3 X*. X .£L ,. Scan the .^ The Kind Yob Haw Always Bought Signature /Jr * ~jf/¥£ J /*■ Tour of All Mexico. f.peeiai train tour of all Mexico has been arranged by Chicago, Milwaukee & St. Paul Railway, in connection n-ith the well known American Tourist Associa tion, Mr. Reau I Campbell, general man ager. Party will leave St. Paul and Minne apolis, January 21, : 1901, going via Chi cago, St. Louis and San Antonio and New Orleans. Chicago will be reached on re turn trip, February 2S:h, and Twin-Cities March Ist. * Price of tickets includes every possible expense—railroad and sleeping car faro meals, hotels, guides, etc. Write J.T.'Conley, Asst. Gen. Pas-. Agent. St. Paul, or call at "The - Milwau kee * office? for price of tickets, complete itinerary and other information. ■ HiHIION BOARD OF EDUCATION MAKES SEV ERAL APPOINTMENTS AND *' CHANGES HOW THEffiiboL FUNDS STAND Secretary* Statement Shown Bal ances in ,Asl of the Accounts ' —Attendance for De "• «tfvT» ;-■■"= ■■•"' " ■* ceinlier. - Little busies beyond that of a "routine nature was transacted at the meeting of the board of education yesterday after noon.- Durlngr'tfte-past two weeks school has been closed owing to the. holidays and little Kal? t*an^'plred. : On recommendation of the committee on schools the following loaves of ab sences, transfers and resignation were approved: .■«.*.<= ■»?«"' " ; /-" ;; ; . Leaves.. of. Absence—Miss. Julia Staple /ton, model " teacher, Teachers training school,: threeC'mbrt&s;: -Miss Margaret Clearman, First g^e,: Franklin, to the end of the schj)ol;y«ar.'" ' ' - ~\-' Resignation^MUs."' Bessie Bur^hardt, assistant kindergartner, Jackson school, to date from Jan '1. • Transfers— Katherine Frender gast,~ from Third grade, Neill school, to the position cf model teacher, Third grade. Teachers' trailing school, to dite from Dec. 13, at a salary of .$,5 p-r month, vice Miss* Stapleton, granted leave of absence; Miss Josephine Mann, from Third grade,: Grant school, to the Third grade t . Hancock school, to date from Jan. 2, vice Miss Carter, granted leave of absence. Appointments—Miss- Olive Nash to tl « Fourth grade, 1 T Longfellow school, vice Miss Nelson, granted leave of absence, at a salary of $50 per month, to date from Jan. 2; Miss Selma Lindeberg, to the Third grade, Drew school, vice Miss Starkey, resigned, at a salary of $40 per month, to date from Dec. 1; Miss Maud Smalley, kindergarten assistant at the Jackson school, vice Miss Burghardt, re signed, to date from Jan. 2, at $40 per month. - r The condition of the s.htol maintenance fund for the present school year, from Si?r>t. 1, ]900, to Jan. 1, 1901, was shown by the statr-mtnt ci balances, a^i fur nished by the secretary. The bal incea were as follows: Supply account. $5,r69.0j; real esta $1,064.13; maintenance account, S34.i9j.SD; building account, $175,000; teachers' sala ry account. $WMG7.37; engineers and jan itors, 527,Ka.S3.jrotftcers and ele.ks,si.99l.Ci; fuel account, JasQ*.3s. The following* statistical report for the # month of December was submitted: Whole number, enncl'.ed 22.C33 Average number 'belonging" for the" month ..... }fCi??....'■; .'...21,097 .Average daily.iatisniJance 20,4 a Whole r:in-nbe.u admitted 25.4C0 , Overcharges^ fruin a- sanitation com pany operatcd^by^Patrick Scannel, called for considerable -censure and a hill sub mitted lor one of the schools was ordered cut in two, the amount, asked being thought excessive.* The bill amounted to $68. NOT FOR THE WORKHOUSE THE COUNTY PRISONERS MIST BE MOLSEIJ ELSEWHERE. ; The board of county commissioners will meet this afternoon to consider the pro position of housing the prisoners while the new jail: being . built. • The special committee consisting of Commissioners Lott, Hardick and G:ay, accompanied by Sheriff-elect Justus, call ed on the . workhouse commissioners at their meeting at the Windsor hotel yes. terday forenoon for the purpose of ascer taining whether or not they would con sent to keep the prisoners at the work house. . After the committee had stated its errand the workhouse commissioners retired into execu^ye session. , After be [ing: behind closed doors t for some time. the 3 workhouse commissioners reported that they could not grant the request as they had no'legal authority to care for prisoners under contract. W. P. Mur ray, of the workhouse -board, explained that the boar«Vs appropriation was also growing- low, and tnat even if the coun ty paid '.fbex&lly" for its prisoners, the money would - have to be turned over to the city and the workhouse hoard would be out of pocket; '; As the result of the above it is very likely that the special committee of county commissioners will recommend to the commissioners today the plan of pro viding for the prisoners in temporaiy cells in the old library rooms on the top floor of the court house. If this plan is found too costly the judges of the district court will ord^r the, prisoners sent either to Stillwater i*r the Hennepin county jail. INSTALLED THE NEW OFFICERS. KnlgHts of Pythias Tamed Out in Force La*t Mehl. 'The rubltc installation of officers given by Capital Lo*r«*JY>. 51. Knights of Pyth ias., at Bowlby* haW, last night, proved to be a most succes!-€»t affair, and the large audience present to witness the cere monies and t^tke .^part in the [ dance giv en after the installation, enjoyed 'itself immensely.. l|ast. £francl ..Chancellor , Ar thur J. Stobb%rt installed the new officer.? end "was assisted fby : Lindsay- . Waters, grand prelate,-'and L"; G. Shackford, act ing grand master at arms. Short address es were made by Mr. Stobbart and C. S. Eartram, the .newly installed chancellor commander. '".■'."■>.[: ,■'.'■ J. P. Maley, .'the • outgoing chancellor commander, was also installed as master of works. Koehler's orchestra furnished the music tor; the- dancing, which was taken part in by nearly all present.',. Following is the list of new officers in stalled for the ..ensuing year: - \ Chancellor commander, Carroll S. Bar tram; Vice-chancellor, - D. ■H. -Bradley.' prelate. F. J. Carpenter; M. of VV., James P. Maley;. K. of K. and S., Frank X. Ro den; M of E., Joseph Claffey; M. of P.. Joseph J. Andrews; M. at A.", H. E. Kin dermann; captain of . team, Lindsay T. Waters; inner puard," W. R. Calder; cuter ; guard/ W. H. Baker; ■ trustees, -i Robert Hulton, William McTeagiie, * James. F. Maloney. ■ i:,vc> :■. ..^ , ■• TO CIKE A COLD IN OXE DAY Take Laxative Bromo Quinine Tablets. All druggists refund the money if 1; fall* to cuie. E. W. Grove'B signature on each box. 26c. A rubbish pile in the basement of a block at 19 West Tenth street, caushi fire yesterday morning and raised a mo mentary alarm in the neighborhood. The fire department quickly extinguished the blaze and the damage was slight. /a Thoroughly Delightfuf\ -Class Smoke. 1 . j . - & L'BW •"-■••"•; \- ■:.. \. .:'■ , . .-I PUME OF PAHMA. *fe?£yjjl||i|. I PRIDE, OF THE I MARKET I ~ZZ — -—7 MnfTs.f' / St. Paul. An event intensely " fB&+ : «| IS • >^ ;« «• «. vfc '^"W ' H S= field, Scblick * £o, ES~ - ----- - ' ' - - -, .. ■ ... y,-''' ' f . <^/V 4 these prices.'C.' 45th annual sale of linens. Not only John S. Brown & Son's linens, but everything in the linen room—every cloth, every napkin, every towel, every piece of linen and every bedspread on sale now at reduced prices. & &&&&&&&&&& And stocks were never more complete than right now. Here are gathered the very best products of the world, and everything at less than regular prices. The enormous business done during this sale enables us to sell at amazingly low prices. Shrewd buyers appreciate that fact—shrewd buyers were out in throngs yesterday—they'll be here today. Offerings are irre sistible. Prices average d^bout half regular. Tablecloths -John S. Brown & Sons 1 make— Napkins- John S. Brown & Sons' make — they they coma in all lengths and in a vast variety of newest pat- •'>match every cloth, are clean fresh, yet prices are reduced like terns- this: 2.60 for John S. Brown & 7.10 for -John S. Brown & 2.55 doz. for John S.l 7.95 doz. for John S. , Sons. 4.50 tablecloths. Sons' 11.00 tablecloths. Brown & Sons'4.so napkins. Brown & Sons' 2.00 napkins.'. 2.92 for John S. Brown & 9.35 for John S. Brown & 3.95 doz. for John S. 9.20 doz. for John S. Sons's.oo tablecloths. .; . Sons' 12.50 tablecloths. , Brown & Sons' 6.00 napkins. Brown & So.-.' 13.50 napkins. 3.70 for John S. Brown & 11.85f0r John S. Brown 5.90 doz. for John S. 10.30 doz. for John S. Sons' 6.00 tablecloths. & Sons' 7.00 tablecloths. Brown & Sons' 9.00 napkins. Brown & Sons' 14.50 napkins. • 5.65 for John S. Brown & 19.00 for John \S. Brown 6.30 doz. for John S. 14.95 doz- for John S. Sons' 9.00 tabbcloths. & Sons' 27.50 tablecloths. '' * Brown & Sons' 1.00 napkins. Brown & Sons' 20.00 napkins. •":• Extra special— 3so damask linen tablecloths made . Extra special— 2so dozen damask napkins made by by John S. Brown & Sons-full 2 yards wide by 2% John S. Brown & Sons-S-8 by 5-8 in size-nap- > £3?.??£ Cloths t tat Si**™ andever^here r 1.90 kins that are well worth the regular price, which is *9.60 larly at 3.25, go in this 45th annual Linen sale at.... * * 425 a dozen, go in this 45th Annual Linen sale at *» W Bedspread sale. A very special offering of bed spreads—s cases of honeycomb bed spreads — so-called seconds, but the - imperfections are so slight as to be al- - most unnoticeable—a dropped thread or slight spot of oil or some such small hurt—they are all full size— Marseilles designs — worth regularly 1.25 and I.so—Linen Sale *yfie price /© Fringed bedspreads— One case of fine satin - Marseilles- bedspreads— . extra large sizes with heavy knotted . fringe for brass regular *•?> yir . price 3.so—Linen Sale price... /**? Sheetings and re&.dy-made sheets Extraordinary pricing of reliable cottons —goods contracted for long ago when cotton was lower and mills less busy are here now at prices that are in. many instances below present mill quotations. Bleached sheeting — Heavy quality—strong round thread cotton. 20c for 25c sheeting, 2 yards wide. 23C for 28c sheeting. 2% yards wide. 25C for 30c sheeting, 2% yards wide. I3C for 17ccasing, \% yards wide. Unbleached sheeting reduced. I6c for 20c quality, 2 yards wide. lßc for 22c quality, 2% yard's wide. 20c for 25c quality, 2% yards wide. 1 Minneapolis NewsJ IIIIA Sil 1 TWO JIES HAVK ALREADY VOLI'S TEEREO TO KIRMSU P.UIT OF IT BUT SOSSONG IS VEKY WEAK Anil M«y Not Lire to Stnnd the Kxperlincnt That la Deemed Necesuiry to Save Him. Two men have volunteered to furnish the necessary skin, in case the graft ing operation is performed on Nicholas J. Sossong, at the city hospital. Sossong was badly burned with nitric acid six weeks ago and has shown a vitality that has startled local physicians. He lost eighteen square inches of epidermis, but the hospital physicians were puzssled aa lo where they should secure it. Two men have now come forward, and offered to become real heroes, as neither are ac quainted with the man. it waa stated at the hospital last even ing that such an operation was doubt ful of ever being performed, as but little hope is entertained for the recovery oE Sussong. The loss of akin has proved ■a great drain on his remarkable vital ity^ and he is now constantly growing: weaker, and it is believed that hi 3 days are nearly numbered. KELUR WAS TAKEN ILL. MinnoMiiolU MereknntH Said to Have B-e«?n Swindled. Two men, who operated under the names of H. S. Stringneld and G. F. Kel lar, are said to have swindled Minneapo lis merchants out of sums aggregating $7,000. 'Hie men have disappeared, but the Price Printing company haa sworn out warrants for the arrest oc the men, who arc said to now be in Los Angeles. The men, it is claimed, took advantage of the habil of Minneapolis grocers In using pas 3 books. Arrangements were made with the printing company for 20,000, and advertisements were solicited from merchants. Space was to coat from S6C to $60, for which no collection was to be made until all the books had been de livered. The books were delivered by the printers. Up to this time the two men I had worked together, but at this stage of the game Kel'.ar became suddenly iil, and Strlngfield, with a hard luck story, called on the people with whom he had niade contracts, and, stating that they j would be willing to settle for. half the i race value, as it was nceesaary for Kel j lar to make a change of climate. SAYS HIIKEV IS TUB MAN I Who Tried to Hold Him Up Last j . September. |X Edward Hit-key was yesterday identi fied by Olaf Olson, as one of the men who tried ; to; hold I him up the night of Sept. 22, and was arrested and held for the sheriff of .Big Stone county. ' The attempted hold-up- was made on Table linen —40 pieces of very fine cream damask table linen—full 72 inches wide—regular $1.50 quality— during this Annual Linen .J8 Sale, per yard « Napkins —Made by one of Scot land's very best makers. 98c for napkins worth 1.35. 1.90 for napkins worth 2.50. 2.60 for napkins worth 3.50. 3.90 f° r napkins worth : 5.50. Table padding —3 cases of extra heavy table padding or silence cloth- . full ;60 inches wide —best 80c quality in this sale, per » «» c yard. ... .Q$ Re&xly-made sheets — The F., S. & Co. Special—Made to our order and according to our ideas of quality and finish. 52C for 65c sheets—# size. 65c for 75c sheats—full size. 75C *or 85c sheets—extra size. Pillowcases—same qualities. l6c for 45-inch pillowcases. lßc for 50-inch. 20c for 54-inch. a freight train two miles out of Grace viUe. Olson being in company with Axel Nelson. The two were on the blind bag gage when three men crept up on them from the fender of tho engine. Olson jumped, suffered fractures of the hip and Jaw bone and a dislocation of the left shoulder. He was taken to a hospital at Clinton, where he remained two months, ! and the experience cost him £kw>. He came to Minneapolis a week ago i and while walking around the streets ran across Hic-key and recognised him as one of the- three men. He met him again yesterday, and summoning: Patrolman Myron Johnson, had the man arrested. Hlckey denies having been implicated in the affair. HE KEEPS AT IT. T. H. I'urHoiiw YV>ii)t* Police to Search for Gamblerti. That Thomas 11. Parsons is not to be easily, balked in what he considers his honest crusade or war on the gambling fraternity: of Minneapolis is evidenced from the fact that late on New Year's eve be filed an affidavit with the clerk of the police court, which purported to locate certain gambling: devices, and on the strength of • this he asked for a search warrant. Clerk Allen la of the opinion that the simple affidavit of one man Is not. sufficient grounds for the is suance of a search warrant, and the document was stowed away In chc arch ives of the court. Recently Parsons went before the grand jury and endeavored to have a number of persons indicted without success. • I'lanterei'K Wont 3l»re Jlont-y. The Plasterers' union is going to make a stand for an increase of about 14 per.: cent in wages ■ for the coming season. The w^ges of union plasteiers last year were 43 2-3 cents an hour for eight hours. They demand 50 cents an hour for the coming season. The union men jus If/ this demand on the ground that it 3iraply restores wages to what they were be:"ore the panic of 18a3. . . .-; StrucU by a Street Chi. A collision occurred about noon at Fourth avenue south and Eighth street between a ttreet car and the large van which is employed to ca.ry the Little Sif ters of the Poor about town. The driver of the van, which was occupied by oie of the siitery, attempted to cross th. street just as a car approached. The driver was thrown out and sustained sev eral minor injuries about the he.id a. d body. The sister escaped with a severe shaking- up. Wnnah lltis Ilccu 1.i.-u <<-il. MASON CITY, To., Jan. 2.— T. W. Waugh, of Minneapolis, traveling a^ent of the Smith-Premier Typewriting com pany, who was leported as having my - teriously disappeared some days ago, ht s been located at the home of I.W parents at Peoria, 111. He is v«y ill. .Hay Reopen the Lyceum. Report has it that the Lyceum will be furnished up and will take the place now occupied by the Metropolitan, this lat ter house, it is claimed by rome will be used for h'gh-class vaudevl.le ente.-tan ments. * ■•' MIXNEAI'OI,IS MKKVITIES. Postmaster Lovejoy has been allowed . four new carriers. - Charles S. Cairns, former supervisor of the twelfth. United States census.for the Fifth congressional district and later cltief special agent for the manufacturing cen sus in the fame district, celebrated the arrival of the new centuiy yesterday by closing up the work undertaken by him nearly a year. ago. '.'[',...-, N. Gilbert C. Cady, former paying teller in the money order department of the Minne apolis postofljee, has been promoted .to the ofl.ee of assistant • superintendent of the money order division. ; The official bond of Sheriff-elect Phil T. Megaarden was .fled yesterday with the register of deeds. It is from the National . Towels: toweling Towels —2000 finen huck towels hemmed ready " for use—size ««/< 18x34 —each *» Towels— 24oo heavy huckaback towels made by John S. Brown & Sons —size 21 x36 inches—the west *» /> c pries ever quoted »*jj Bath towels— An immense stock and prices ridiculously low — large bleached Terry bath towels—full 5 feet long—vorth 50c each, *%*^C Linen sale price . Ready-made sheets — Well made sheets of good strong materials at special prices in this great annual sale. 44C for sheets-- 2x2 ;' 2 yards. 49C for sheets—2,'<x2>< yards. 35C for sheets—single bed size. . Pillowcases—same qualities. IOC for 42x36-irch pillowcases. I2c for 45x36-inch pillowcases. Surety company, of New York, and is in the sum of $25,000. The bond of D. C. Hell, as county tr*as- ' urer. in the sum r.r 5500.000. from the Fi delity Deposit Company of Maryland, has also been filed. Michael Moran, formerly private in the Fcurth Minnesota infantry, died at the soldiers' home hospital Monday night of cancer of the lip. He whs fifty-eight years of age. and had been a resident of the .slate forty-nix years. He was admit ted to the home last June from St Cloud a.though his former home was Farming ton. He leaves a wife at St. Cloud. The funeral will take place this morning at 10 o clock from the chapel. • The report comes from Lake Minne tenka that many boats un<X ice yachts are bring destroyed by vandals. T*;- iron > runners <>l an ice yacht were recently dis covered stolen, while pulleys and other p&rts have also been missed. . The mercury reached its lowest poi-u In Minneapolis for the winter at 9 o'clock yesterday morning, when it wa« thirteen degrees below zero. Pittsburg, Pa.—The extensive* pattern" plant of S. Jarvis, Adams & Co.. corner of 138 th and Aetna streets, in this city, was almost completely destroyed by fire, together with a large number of patterns and moulds. The loss is esti mated at 100.000. and is covered by in surance. The fire was caused by a de fective electric wire connection. OCEAN LINEBS'. NEW YORK—Arrived: Werre. Gerio* and Naples. Sailed: New York, South. • ampton. LONDON—Arrived: Minnehaha. QUEEXSTOWN — Arrived: Rhynland Philadelphia, for Liverpool. HAMBURG — Sailed: Phoenicia, New York. LIVERPOOL — Sailed: Lake Superior, Halifax and St. John's. . • . .■ SO [JTHAM PTON-Arrived: St. *- Louis, New York. ROTTERDAM — Arrived: Rotterdam, New York, via Boulogne. . . ■ •-.. BOULOGNE — Sailed: Phoenicia (from - Hamburg). New York... , . Throat Troubles You forgot to buy a bottle of Ayer's Cherry Pectoral when your cold first came on, didn't you ? Thats where you made a mistake. Yet even now it will not disappoint you. Ayer's Cherry Pectoral cures consumption every time when a cure is possible. We speak positively, for we know all about it. There's a record of sixty years to fall back on.' For all throat and lung troubles there isn't a remedy in the world equal to it. Three sizes: 25c, 50c., $1.60. If your druggist cannot supply you. send us one' dollar and we will express a largo bottle to you :-• ■ all charges prepaid. Be sura you gi re as tout - nearest exprojs office. Address, J.C. Aybr Co ' Lowell. Mass.