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JHeiismre to Appropriate an Addi
tional Million Dollars (or Xt>n
Capitol Makm It* Ap
Tn actual results the past week has not
been prolific in the house of representa
tives. This may be partially accounted
for by the fact that the legislature was
not in session Monday and Tuesday, hav
ing adjourned on the preceding Satur
day until the Wednesday following.
Fifty-one bills were Introduced, making
the total sine« the opening of the term
in January, £S6. The greater part of the
work this week has been routine. The
total, however, is not great, for on no
day has the house been in session over
three Uours.
Wednesday witnessed the introduction
of a bill which had been expected some
time. It was a measure to appropriate
an additional sum of $ for the
completion of the new state capitol.
Thursday several prominent measures
passed the house, among them being the
Wallace bill for the improvement of the
public schools which is to be undertaken
along certain lines by means of larger
appropriations. The bill is designed to
raise the standard of efficiency as well
as enlarge the scope of the work.
Educational interests were not by any
means neglected during the week. Mr.
Alley was the author of a bill which h.ad
for its purpose the welfare of the
Bchools. It provided for the creation of
new districts in various portions x>f the
state where such are at present thought
tr. be needed. Another bill of some Im
portance which went through on Thurs
day was the one which appropriates
(186,000 for the completion of the new
court house and city hall of Minneapo
lis, now ready for use in certain parts.
Mr. Dunn's bill establishing the first
state fish hatchery also passed. It was
one of the early measures of the session.
The bill provides for the purchase of a
trait of seventeen acres of land ad
joining the present fish hatchery in this
city, where the new institution is to be
conducted. The purchase price is nomi
nal— *1.
An Important feature in the resume of
the week in the house was the maiden
meeting of the subcommittee on reappor
tionment, which of course, was incidental
to the regular proceeding.". The session
•was executive and if anything was
actually accomplished knowledge of It
has never been publicly disclosed.
The house during the week passed the
bill by which the sheriff of St. I.ouis
county is to r«-coi\e a stated salary here
after of $4,000 a year. This measure is
to become effective immediately upon its
passage by the senate and will curtail
the Income of the officer vnetnioned sorii.i
$30,000 per annum. Tho bill went through
the house without a dissenting vote, it
v. :.s framed by Mr. Alford and heartily
Indorsed by the entire St. Ixjuis> county
de-legation, of which he is a member.
Friday's proceedings were character
ized by a heated debate between Speaker
Dowling and Mr. Jacobson, the Repub
lican leader en the floor. The speaker
had a bill before the house to increase
the salary of county commissioners and
vacated his scat when the measure was
called up under the head of general
orders to deft Mid it. This was the first
opportunity of the session the house had
had of listening to Speaker Dowling in a
debate. Interest in the :.flair was the
more acute by reason of/ the fact that
Jaeobson, who holds the championship
as a debater, was bested by the speaker.
A bill to have a pan-American nomrals-
Blun of live appointed by the- governor
and to appropriate $50,000 for the ialora
of this commission, was introduced in
the house this week by a Republican
iiiemhpr. The aesthetic element of the
legislature crept into existence before the
week closed, "and as a result the legis
lature is asked to pass a bill for ati art
commission of five members, who shall
be appointed by the governor.
A bill to piace constitutional amend
ments at the top of the ballot instead of
at the bottom passed the house.
A lengthy protest in the form of a pe
tition by the oid soldiers at the Soldiers
home o gainst the ci rtailnient of their
pensions, was. alter a heated discussion,
recorded as a part of the record oT the
The house instituted a precedent by
adjourning on Saturday to meet again
Monday morning.
V*ui diver Removal About the Only
Kveiit DuriiiK' <l»e 'Week.
The senate confined its labors last week
to the minimum. Like the houre, it
only consumed part of four days and got |
through without very many eventful j
transactions. Its meetings have been !
even more brief than those of the lower |
body, though in one particular it dis- j
tanced the house, namely, in the num- ]
ber Of bills introduced. At the beginning
of Wednesday's session there had teen t
but seventy-two bills before the senators, I
and by the close of the meeting Saturday
194 wore on the record. Few of the i
measures submitted during the week i
just closed arc of exceptional import
ance. Most of them relate to matters !
that are usually the objects of attack by
legislators in common.
By all odds the most eventful affair
Keep Coughing
Only keep it up long enough
and you will succeed in reduc
ing your weight, losing your
appetite, bringing on a slow
fever, and making everything
exactly right for the germs of
consumption. Stop coughing
and you will get well.
cures coughs. An ordinary
cough disappears in a single
night. The racking coughs of
bronchitis soon quiet down.
And even the coughs of con
sumption are either completely
checked or greatly lessened.
Three sizes: 25c, 50c., $1.00.
It your driiKpißt cannot supply yon, send us or.a
dollar nnd we will express a large bottle to you,
all charges prepaid. Be sure and jrl\-e us your
lioarest express office. Address, J. C. Ayer CO-
Lowcll, Mass.
in the senatorial deliberations last week
was the removal of J. S. Vandiver from
tils positlcn as clerk of the reapportion
nipnt committee. His case had been the
center of attraction for several days,
jind the consensus of opinion among the
1- gislators was that he would be retain
ed. His dismissal came about by means
of a resolution introduced by Senator
Buckman, which was unanimously
The effort launched by Senator Jepsou,
of the temperance committee, to abolish
tlie wine room as an adjunct of the reg
ular saloon was defeated. The bill intro
duced for that purpose being killed by
a vote of 28 to 17. Several of the sena
tors delivered speeches strongly defend
ing the wine room.
A bill to legalize any ordinance or law
in a village or town advocating the mu
nicipal ownership of water and electric
light plants was introduced in the sen
ate simultaneously with its "avent in the
lower house.
On Friday the senate listened to the
reading of a bill to arrange for the erec
tion of a etatue of the late Senator Cush
man K. Davis at the national capital. It
was introduced by Senator Horton and
given a favorable reception. The na
tional legislative body has a privilege to
bestow upon this state, in the matter of
offering a place for the statue of one
more of its illustrious dtad on the scene
where the mute reminders of the nations
heroes in war and peace.
The same bill which was passed by the
house to have the constitutional amend
ments hereafter placed at the top of
election tickets, also made its way
through the senate. And thus becomes
a law, lacking only the signature of the
The senate took occasion on Saturday
to display its Republicanism by defeating
a resolution offered by Senator Stock
well, Democrat, declaring against the
policy of retaining the Philippines. Some
partisan spirits were allowed full sway
while the resolution was pending, anl
the body was divided upon semi-part y
lines, allowing a repetition of the polit
ical debutes that have characterized
many of the sessions of that body this
term. The bill was defeated by a vote
of 36 to 4. The result would of course
suggest that some of the minority mem
bers failed to see the wisdom of pro
mulgating the measure.
South Dakota.
KM Of 1 UK
PIERRE. S. D.. Feb. 17.—(Special.)—Up
to the time of recess adjournment yester
day forty-seven bills and joint resolu
tions had heen passed and approved. They
are as follows, being divided into lists
of their class, by number of bill or i?s
12—Appropriation for per diem and
mileage of members and employes ol'
both nouses.
6—Providing for continuance of eases
in court where attorneys or clients are
members, ol" the legislature.
33—FJxing specified time for appear
ance on a summons, amending section
GOS4, chapter VM, Laws of 18S7.
21—i-rovidTng lor the selection of official
ptpers by county commissioners regard
less of the politics of the paper.
45 —An appropriation for the expense of
advertising sales and lease of public
24—Provides for collection ot delinquent
personal tax by sheriffs instead of treas
89—An appropriation of money to re
imburse^ counties and persons who as
sisted 7n returning troops "ma San
Francisco to this state.
35—To legalize all notarial aeknowle'lge
l.-ients taken in the state prior to Jan.
L 1901.
12—Providing for settlement of personal
pfOpSrty estates of $500 and less in value
without the expense of administration.
71—Appropriating money to pay juJg
n.ent held by Brown & Saenger against
the state.
63—To prevent the killing of antelope
in the state for a period of ten years.
126—Ballot reform; U> prevent the name
of any one person appearing on the bal
lot more than one time.
118— Appropriating $L'o.ooo for legislative
9S—Appropriating money for printing
and other expenses.
4S—Granting to counties the whole of
the liquor license fee, taking same from
the state.
R2—Setting asi^e 25.000 acres of pt,\te
land for the benefit of the blind asylum at
127—Providing for issuance* of refund
ing bonds by cities to take up outstand
ing indebtedness.
4 —Memorializing congress for the con
tinuance of the Sisseton Indian agency.
L'—Memorializing congress 10 make Fort
Weade a permanent regimental military
post. .■ . • :•
Memorial to congress for national aid
to the state school of mines. . ■ •
—Providing for an investigating com
mittee to look into the change made by
ex-Gov. Lee against the hc^.ds of state
institutions under Republican control.
Authorizing the custodian of the
state house to present to ex-Gov. Lee his
official chair.
1"— Granting greater powers to the mem
bers of the investigating committee ap
pointed under the provisions of resolu
tion 1.
19—Fixing terms of court of Third judi
cial circuit.
22—Fixing dates of terms of court in
Seventh judicial circuit.
24—Fixing- the salaries of the governor
and supreme and circuit court Judges.
Governor and supreme judges increased
to $3,000 per year and circuit judges to
$2,500 per year.
IS—Creating a law department at the
state university.
6—Fixing the same penalty for receiv
ing stolen property as is prescribed for
taking the same class of property.
84—Appropriating $242.20 per diem and
mileage of presidential electors.
85—Appropriating $2,500 deficiency in
fund for transportation of prisoners to
the penitentiary.
31—Providing that justices of the peace
and other officers must file bonds in all
counties interested when a town lies in
more than one- county.
49—Fixing a tax of 25 cents per head
per month on cattle of non-residents
which graze in this state, in addition to
all other taxes.
3:-:—Fixing the order in which demands
upon an estate are to be presented. Mak
ing them first, funeral expenses: second,
expenses of the last sickness; third, ex
pense of administration; fourth, debts to
servants; fifth, preferred debts; sixth, all
other claims.
10—Creating a state historic-al society.
109—Creating a state, board of agricul
ture of five members fo be appointed by
the governor, two for one year, two for
two years, and one for one year, and ap
propriating- $3,000 per year for two years
when proof is presented that no liquor
was sold or gambling allowed on the fair
37—Appropriating money for deficiency
in salaries of E. P. Conklin and John
R. Brennan as railroad commissioners.
13—Providing for investments of sink
ing funds of cities.
IKl—Fixing forty-five pounds as legal
weight of a bushel of speltz.
99— Providing for appointment of resi
dent agents in road districts on whom to
serve notice of road work on the part of
non-resident owners.
09—Providing for the investment of the
permanent school fund in state, county
and municipal bonds, under the provi
sions of the constitutional amendment
adopted last year.
95—Fixing time of holding court In
Lyman county.
106—Ceding to the United States gov-
ernment jurisdiction over crimes com
mitted on Indian reservations.
44—Providing for payment of village
and town assessors by the county.
63—Authorizing- counties to issue re
funding bonds to take up old indebted
s—Memorializing congress to establish
an Indian industrial school at or near
Evarts, in Walworth county.
B—Memorializing congress for the elec
tion of United States senators by a popu
lar vote.'
North Dakota,
1111 111 I Oil
BISMARCK, Feb. 17.—(Special.)— There
has been a good deal of criticism through
the state recently of the methods of the
State Enforcement league in bringing ac
tions for the prosecutions of the liquor
law. This matter came up on the trial
of Secretary L-indelie, of the league, at
Grand Forks on an indictment returned
by the grand jury. At that time It was
stated that there were a good many facts
with relation to the prosecution of the
drug stores in the northern part of the
state that would be brought out later
and it was even stated that a legislative
investigation of the methods of the
league might follow. Senator LaMoure,
of Pembina'county, unfolded some of the
practices of the league in the state sen
ate when his bill to shut out Bosard &
Bosard and other private prosecutors
came up for passage. The bill provides
that the state's attorney of each county
shall be, with the attorney general, the
only public prosecutor in that county
end that he can only be relieved of hia
duties upon a showing before the dis
trict court. It also provides that where
private counsel is appointed to prosecute
it must be appointed from the county
where the actions are pending. This
bill will effectually shut out the h'rm of
Bosard & Bosard and other attorneys
of the league and it has passed the sen
ate and will probably pass in the house
and become a law.
The most interesting portion of the de
bate on this question was a copy of a let
ter written by Bosard & Bosard, of
Grand Forks, to State's Attorney Burke,
of Pembina county, treating of the man
ner in which some cases against drug
stores were disposed of. Jt appears that
twelve cases were brought against va
rious drug stores in the county, and al
though it appears from the letter that
the cases were never filed with the clerk
of the court of the county, neveith?i«!ss
the attorneys for the league went ahead
and settled the cases upon a cash pay
ment by the defendants and tae cancella
tion of their liquor permits, and received
$450 in cash from the defendant drug
stores. Then they held out $250 of this
to cover their own attorneys' fees and
an appropriation of $100 to Secretary Lin
delie, who recently resigned his position,
and remitted the balance to State's At
torney Burke with the admonition that
he use his own judgment in the applica
tion of it.
There has been some pretty vigorous
talk in the course of the session a% to
this manner of bringing cases and set
tling them upon cash payment, and re
mitting the balance of the funds to the
counties after the Enforcement league
and its attorneys have taken out what
they deem prop-er. The same proceeding
has been had in other counties and mem
be's have been what kind of oro
cedure it is when cases are settled for a
cash consideration before they are liled
with the clerk of court. The following
in the letter of Bosard & Bosard to
State's Attorney Burke and is is largely
explanatory of the vigorous kicks that
have been made, it hay been spread upan
the senate records and will be there for
the edification of all who desire to read:
Grand Forks, N. D., Sept. 21, 1300.— W.
J. Burke, Esq., Bathgate. N. D.— Dear
Sir: Some time ago we commenced twelve
actions against drug stores in your coun
ty in the name of the state at your re
lation. The papers in these cases have
been served, and the she- iff, we notice
by his returns, charged $1uu.55 for serving
the papers in all these cases, which we
presume he has presented a bill for to
the county and had the same paid.
In three of these cases we effected set
tlements, using our own judgment as you
advised us to in regard to the matter,
and have settled the case on a basis in
proportion to the actual facts that ex
isted and" the case we had against The
In the case of the state against Albert
G. Him, of Cavalier, we settled his case
upon the payment of $250 by him and the
cancellation of his permit.
In the case of H. S. Dickinson, of Crys
tal, we settled his case upon the cancel
lation of the permit and the payment of
$100, and in the case of the state against
C. W. Marshall, of Cavalier, we settled
that case upon the cancellation of the
permit and ihe payment of $100, so that
from the three cases which we have set
tled in Penrbina county we have re
ceived $450. We have paid out of this an
attorney fee in oach of the three cases
at $50 apiece, making $150. This is the
arrount we have been allowed in such
actions In other counties, and the amount
we believe without any question would
be allowed by the judge in such casu when
settled prior to trial.
We have also charged and paid out of
this amount the sum of $100 to the sec
retary of the league for his expenses in
the investigation which have been had of
the drug stores, and the necessary ex
penses in investigating the matters per
sonally before the actions were com
menced., We allowed him $50 in the
Albert G. Ulm case, and $25 in each of
the other cases. This is less than he was
allowed in the Walsh county cases, as
in those cases he was allowed and paid
the sum of $50 in each case, but the
payment to him of this $100 does not
more than pay the actual expenses he
has been to, and when the other cases
are settled or tried and anything real
ized on them we can then consider what
further sum he shall receive in tlKae
matters. That leaves a balance of jibo
which you will see is twice the amount
that the county has been to the expense
Of course, we have not yet filed any
of the cases with the clerk of court,
but even when that is done the clerk
can make no charge against the county,
as he is under a salary, so that this
covers all the actual expenses that the
county will be to in these cases.
We inclose you a draft payable to
yourself as state's attorney for the sum
of $200, and you can use your own judg
ment in the application of the same.
The county should be reimbursed for
these sheriff's fees, which they have un
doubtedly paid. If they have not been
paid they should be paid, and the coun
ty reimbursed out or this money. The
balance of it goes into the school fund
as provided by the statute.
There is considerable question whether
or not a recovery can be had to those
cases if they are properly defended. The
point has been raised on us in Traiil
county b?fqre Judge Pollock. We haVe
not yet briefed it, but we are of the
opinion that perhaps no action will lie
to recover more than actual damages,
which in .these cases does not amount
to more than nominal. Yours respect
fully, —Bosard & Bosard.
"I had the grip three mor.ths; could
not sleep; nain all over and ireaoacho
very bad. Dr. Miles' Nervine, Pain l J)lls
and Liver Pills made me well.'—Mrs.
E. C. Bowlby. Waterloo. ln:L
The best way !s good enough! "Use th«
Minneapolis and St. Louis to Omaha.
111 111 Sill
Tliui Point Hn» Wot Been Reached
for the "Bww'i to Ven
tnre o-n « Test of
NEW YORK, Feb. 17.—(Special.)—
Henry Clews, in his weekly financial re
view, says:
The general aspect of the stock mar
ket does not vary materially from the
conditions prevailing for the last three
months. Although prices range from
25 to 30 points above the ante-eiection
average level and might, according to
usual experience, be expected to exhibit
now some decided reactionary tendency,
£et holders of large blocks of stocks show
no timidity about prices nor any haste
to realize profits. The market Is almost
entirely speculative, and the Influences
affecting speculation center almost whol
ly around the great industrial and rail
road "deals" now in process, or contem
plated or rumored. The "deals" barom
eter is the chief indicator of the market;
and, when it falls, there is enough realiz
ing to show how largely confidence is
dependent on these special conditions.
Still, there are always plenty of san
guine buyers ready to take the securites
thus parted with and each slump is fol
lowed by a recovery.
It is not to be denied that 8 situation
so calculated to excite the optimistic
spirit of speculation has never before
existed in Wall street; indeed, we may
not alone say Wall utreet, for a like fu
rore has dominated London, in spite of
the many bearish factors that are now
straining that center. Prom the wholly
extraordinary state of affairs presented
by the new conditions in politics, trad?,
industry and finance, we conld expect
from speculation no other result than
that which now appears in a rise of one
third in the market value of nearly all
corporate investments. Nor can we be
sure that this great enhancement of
prices has yet reached its culmination.
Certain it <s however, that the point has
not yet been reached at which the
"bear" has even ventured on a tentative
test of the inherent-strength of the mar
ket. The pessimists are lying low until
a higher state of tension in prices lias
been reached, or are even lending their
help as buyers to precipitate the break
ing point; for it is against their interest
that the public should become educated
into familiarity with this new scale or"
Of course, a turning point must sooner
or later arrive; when the structure of
speculative values must be subjected to
normal tests. To an important extent,
this boom has taken for granted the opti
mistic claims of the friends and promo
ters of the great coneolidation move
ment. However much may be fairly
conceded to the various forms of indus
trial or other combinations, can it be
considered likely that Wall street will
give its final indorsement to a scale of
values one-third abqye the former nor
mal level? Is there any solid probability
that this class of securities will retain
a very much advanced range of prices in
the face of a duplication of the volume
of their paper issues without any in
crease in their true capital? It cannot
be denied that, for the most part, the
pending boom Is a speculation based
upon an experiment—an experiment
which, among other dubious things, aims
to accomplish through water what hith
erto has been procurable only through
The money market is a point that will
bear watching. Financing the new
"deals" will require funds In considerable
quantities, and these are likely to ba
withdrawn from the markets at any time.
Should such withdrawals come at an in
convenient period, they might readily
form the basis of sharp bear attacks.
There is little prospect, however, of any
but spasmodic stringency until the April
settlements approach, when a firmer
lrtoney market may be expected. On all
sharp reactions the best class of railroad
shares will probably be a purchase for
quick turns. The railroads are not oniy
doing an enormous trafflc : but are obtain
ing better rates and the community of
interest plan is sure to prevent cut-throat
competition for a long time to come. As
a result, roads which under former condi
tions had no prospect of a dividend are
now on the verge, if not already within
the ranks, of dividend-payers, and are
likely to permanently remain there. The
.simple stoppage of rebates alone means
a respectable dividend on some railroads,
to say nothing of increased traffic and
better rates. Values seem high for many
of our best stocks, but. it should be re
rremborc-d conditions have greatly chang
ed, and -within a few years many of the
speculative favorites of the past decade
will have disappeared. Into strong boxes.
Week Closed With an Improvement
in gome Particulars.
BERLIN. Feb. 17.-The boerse
v.eek showed lets icmaud for state funis
prices daclining slightly until Friday, Lut
yesterday therw was a marked improve
ment. Imperial threes closed 8 pfennigs
down for the week, and Prussians f-5
Among foreign rentod Mexicans weaken
ed upon the rumored illness of President
Diaz. Chinese were firm. Argentines !
were heavily bought upon the strength !
ot the belief that a funding operation is :
The market seemed to have lost nil
interest in American railway securities, i
but Transvaal certiticates were a. very j
strong feature, again advancing over 10 i
points, speculators believing that the !
railway will soon be made British gov- !
ernment property under favorable terms !
for German holders.
Bank stock was strong, rising upon the i
expectation of increased earnings. Never- '■
theless, the balance sheet of the Berliner
bank, published yesterday, shows a 5
per cent dividend, as against 7. together
with heavily reduced earnings from stock i
operations. The provincial banks gener- I
ally report increased earnings for I'JCO
Deutsche Gesselschaft shares were heav
ily bought in connection with the rumor
ed plan to absorb the Rothschild banking
house at Frankfort.
Notwithstanding many unfavorable re
ports from industrial centers, coal and
Iron shares were strong during the first
half of the week, advancing heavily '
Wednesday, but during the later ho If \
they weakened upon price reductions :n |
Iron and steel, and upon the announce
ment of a further restriction of produc
tion by the coal and coke syndicates.
The Frankfurter Zeitung asserts that
there is a feeling on the boerse that a
reaction jn prices Is impending. Although {
money remained abundant throughout the '
■week, the private r.tte of discount ad- j
vanced % upon the fear that money rates I
in EneTand and the T Tnited States voll
r'se. Therefore an reduction in the
official rate" of discount is regarded as
doubtful. So far as foreign exchange is
What Shall We
Have for Dessert?
This question #ris£s in the family
►very day. Let us-answer it to-day. Try
a delicious and healthful dessert. Pre
pared in two minutes. No boiling'! no
baking! add boiling water and set to
cool. Flavors:—Lemon, Orange, Ras
pberry and Strawberry. Get a package
at your grocers to-day, io cts-
concerned. London showed no change for
the week, but Paiia declined.
The market now hopes that gold exports
will be avoided.
n Z£™> subscriptions for the Wurtemberg
.i.wu.ooo marks loan amounted to several
hundred millions. The province of East
1 rassla win raise a loan of 60.000.0J0
marks at 4 per cent. Warburg & Co.
the Hamburg bankers, offer 40 000 M) 0
kroner in Swedish rentes.
Hamburg's commercial fleet now com
prises 486 steamers of 748,435 tons as
against 437 steamers of 638.007 tons for
The official figures show also 307 sail
ing vessels of 240.119 tons, as against 286
of 213.832 tons for 1899.
The Cosmos line, trading on the west
coast or America, has declared a dividend
of 15 per cent, as against 11 for 1899.
Germany's consumption of Dig iron in
IPOC was 9,059,431 tons, as against 8,55T731
lons for 1899.
General I'ln, s » Prevailed and
Considerable Bnalness Done.
LONDON, Feb. 17.—Last week on the
stock exchange was uneventful. The set
tlement was successfully negotiated, gen
eral firmness prevailed and a good
amount of business was done. The ex
chequer issue was fairly successful as
more than double the amount asked for
was tendered at an average of £97 5s 8d
Consols were % higher on the week and
the war loan 1%, while otner gilt ed^ed
securities ranged from % to 1 point.
More attention was given to foreigners
than had lately been the case, especially
South Americans, which the continent
bought freely.
Americans alternately rose and fell but
closed firm at about the best figures for
the day. New York Central and Hudson
River shares rose 4'/. points; Chicago,
Milwaukee & St. Paul 2%: Atchison, To
peka & Santa Fe %. The other changes
were not important.
Mining shares improved, Rands rising
% to 40V4. The mpnetary situation show
ed distinct improvement, as London is
recovering control of foreign exchanges.
The floating liabilities of Lombard street,
which has recently been more or less
under foreign control became lighter.
Gold is again flowing in from India,
j^gypt, Australia. Russia and France,
and is being retained here.
Rates closed easy—until Monday 3 per
cent; for a week 4; for three months'
bills, 3%.
Merchants Placed BiisineH* Wherev-
eir Able to Do So.
MANCHESTER, Feb. 17.—After the
depression in cloth, consequent upon the
gradual decline in cotton, the firmer tone:
subsequently characterizing cr.tton in
duced buyers to conclude a fair number
open transactions, res Lilting in a moder
ate turnover in Eastern staples, although
mostly miscellaneous. A few large lines
w»re mentioned, but the demand was low
and shifting. The China demand was
somewhat .stimulated by the lower prices
practicable during the last few days and
some business was executed likewise in
shirtings for Madras and light weight
bleachings for India, made from Ameri
can and Egyptian yarns. The Levant ana
the Mediterranean outlet appeared more
healthy and some sales were effected for
South America.
Speaking broadly the merchants placed
wherever possible any business in hand
and displayed no inclination to hold back
offers, but prices were not satisfactory.
At the end of the week yarns wers
firmer for America counts in sympathy
with cotton, although easier than a week
Quick Work Made of a Negro Near
Sew Or-eans.
NEW ORLEANS, Feb. 17.—A negro
named Thomas Jackson, was lynched to
day at St. Peter, a station on the Texas
& Pacific road, about twenty miles above
this city, for a fiendish series of crimes.
This morning at P. o'clock he visited
; the home of Alexander Bourgeois, the
; engineer of the drainage roach me on
Belle Pointe plantation some distance :
from the plantation quarters, going there j
on a railway tricycle. He told Bour- |
geois, the manager wanted him and the i
engineer mounted the tricycle with the ;
negro. A little further on, Jackson •
stabbed the engineer in the back and j
threw the boly into a ditch. lie then !
j returned to the house and butchered Mrs. i
[ Bourgeois and her two babies, and rani j
sacked the house. Two boys were visit-. !
ing the family and when they caught '
the first glimpse of the attack on Mrs. ]
Bourgeois they hid in the woods. Aftci j
the negro's departure, the boys went to i
St. Peter and gave the alarm, returning
with a mob of several hundred men.
The negro was traced to his home ana
fully identified by the boys. He was
hanged and his body riddled with bullet»
before the. sheriff arrived. : ■ ' ■ .; -.'
"My stomach was affected by grip and
I could eat nothing but crackers and
milk. I began taking Dr. Miles' Nervine
and Pain i'llls and the trouble disappear
ed."—Mrs. J. Lindsey; Montrose, Minn.
Seven Presbj'teri-n.n Chiti-chex Axe
Xow M;tiinM Ministers.
CLEVELAND, 0., Feb. 17.—Rev. Hiram
C. Haydji and Rev. W. IT. Hurlburt, pas
tor and associate pastor of the old Ston^
(Presbyterian) church, resigned their of
fices today.
Dr. Haydn wishes to rtiiro from the
active ministry. Dr. Hurlburt's resigna
tion was pent in so that the session may
be free to appoint Dr. Haydn's succes
sor. Rev. E. E. Baker, pastor of the
Woodland Avenue Presbyterian church,
resigned today to accept a call to the
First Presbyterian church in Oakland
These charges in the local Presbytery
leaves seven large churches of that de
nomination without pastors in Cleveland.
Ghicngro to Florida
In :(2 Hoiim.
No change of cars; only one night en
route; all modern travel conveniences.
The Chicago and Florida Special leaves
Chicago Union Station 12.00 o'clock noon
via Pennsylvania Short lAne Tuesdays
and Fridays. Dining, Sleeping and Ob
servation Cars go through to St. Augus
tine. Particular information about the
new train and tickets to southern winter
resorts furnished upon application to H.
R. Dering, A. G. P. Agent, 248 South
Clark St., Chicago.
Once tried, always used. The Minne
apolis & St. Louis road to Omaha.
Office of the City Treasurer.
St. Paul, Minn., Feb. 18th, 1901.
All persons interested in the assess
[ ments for sprinkling in Sprinkling Dis
! trict No. 14, under contract of Fielding &
I Sl'epley, during the season of 1900, on the
following streets:
Cedar street from Second to Summit;
Fifth street from Third to Broadway;
Fourth street trom Seventh to Broad
I Jackson street from Seventh to Ninth;
i Market street from Third to St. Peter;
Robert street from Third to Seventh.
Seventh street from Fourth to Brook;
Sibley street from Fourth to Seventh;
Sixth street lrom Smith to Rosabel;
St. Peter street from Third to Tenth:
Tenth street from St. Peter street to Wa
Third street from Seventh to Pleasant;
Wabasha street from Third to College:
Washington street from Third to Sev
"Will take noti.-e, that on the Ist da?
of February, 1901, I did receive a certain
warrant from the City Comptroller of the
City of St. Paul for the collection of tie
above-named assessments.
The nature of this warrant is. that if
you fail to pay the assessment within
after the first publication of this notice,
I shall report you and your real estate
so assessed as delinquent, ancl apply to
the District Court of the County of Ram
sey, Minnesota, for judgment against
your lands, lots, blocks, or parcels there
of so assessed, including interest, costs
and expenses, and for an order of the
Court to sell the same for the payment
City Treasurers
Feb. 18-1901-lt.
!^V\^^ & •" It haS J ustly won its laurels."- Soups,
/£&l''. ■ &MJt Fis. h ' Pame' Hot and Cold Meats, etc., are
HuV^f^l^^ given a most deliciouß flavor by using
F^^pii Lea & Perrsns'
f^o- ' ' SAUCE
'If f 'lv •' \)'' '■'''•''* This signature is on ereijr bottl4
New Train Service to Florida.
Commenclnp January 14, 1901. through daily train service will be established from
charUVf if, , V rM and St' Au« ustln8' Fl*- Thl* arrangement makes only one
change of cars-at Chicago—necessary between St. Paul and St. Auguitlne.
Pji.man sleeping cars and coaches, and "A la Carte" dining car service all
th« way. Decidedly the best route for Florida travel. For particulars lnqulri of
6. THOMPSON, City Ticket Ag:nt,
Ticket Office, 400 Robert St. (Hotel Ryan). Telephone Main 36.
Venezuelan Asphalt Controversy
Han Been Temporarily Patched Up.
WILLEMSTAD, Island of Curacoa,
Feb. 17 (via Haytien Cable).— asphalt
controversy has been temporarily ad
justed by the diplomacy of the United
States minister to Venezuela, Mr. Fran
cis B. Loomis, and the matter will doubt
less go to the courts, as it is reported!
that the United States government de
sires a formal adjudication as to tae ri
val interests involved. It is understood
that Mr. Loomis has conveyed a request
to this end to the Venezuelan govern
ment. Should the decision be against the
' New York and Bermudez company then
the question of intervention will be
opened afresh.
Trouble is feared at Pitch Lake should
an attempt to eject the New York and
Berumdez company be made before a
decision has been reached by the court.
Missouri River Packers Said to Be
Responsible for It.
OMAHA, Neb., Feb. 17.—(Special.)—
There is no longer any doubt that the
big packers here and at other Missouri !
river points have combined to "bear" the !
sheep market. The inevitable result of !
this combination will be the loss of hun- !
dreds of thousands of dollars to the
sheep growers of Nebraska, Colorado, |
Kansas, South Dakota and, Wyoming. !
The newspapers have made frequent veil
ed references to the situation. Shippers |
from Colorado state that there are fully j
£0.000 lambs in the Fort Collins district j
which will be ready for the market in I
from sixty to ninety days. More lambs
have been raised in this section than in j
former years. In short, the supply is
r >tk£i&ils&&V«t PbBBM fs6Wtl*<S AT 80c <■<«■». Bought m a pa:» C^ When YOU Hull*
"k"s3iß*^P "B"* Ir laStS UU VTS» of a sash and door factory, looua .Si.if &»Vt>
fSS I' 1??:" 1! ran £>!lS; *n Price from «9c up. Basil Doors from 32.23 ''!'• j&Jc rrfrl&
!;-|ii.;l-a! ' All kind? or Glazed Windows at factory price... "llFhtClazod Win- />^\ tUj»i"*\
Ulffi! J||: r, dOWS from BSo up, other p.ize:i In proportion. When you T.ulli send // '§ V " 1 I V/irll* >'
|3v Ji":;! i fin get our catalogim of building material. We have an immense tuck /iL'JLiT?! Irif7««»,!!i
3J!I?';«* -° f Steel Roofings &<""» Sidings. Oetoar prices on Building \<&&&(a*i£g&*'7Z*l
l'-w£k£&s Papers, we will send upon roqifcat fief umpltscr ourclUl'preut 17^1
ifHiggSS b; grades with, our prices..- VSK BA«PSON'H DnA.tU HUOriN'K. Thin is 5* 'J&Wi?t~ _ --^EsD\'
I )Jf«Tfii r. what you want for r. cheap and d'.iranln rooflnc. Co<t* one-fourth ns /V^ 7«^ 15r^TKH!
V'B&tirmii much as shlnsfles. Our Faaona M!ue I'l.i.icr Il»«ri! used in plac* or liiatter fc£ u*^*^jH^ii-\£3y
ram J! make 3 a good cheap covering for walls and celllnra. (Jet a sample ALL vj^*" "a-^i — *
■ {UOCa ecoiw ABE SEW. Wedono »uli ANY«ec->n(Tliand({Ood.<. Our prices are based on factory cost
wm&vxm&z T. M..-RftßEßfS'- siippiy hoilsf. M)N«EAPDUS. MINN.
Confirmation of AsseHsiiicnt for Opening Jay Street.
'.Office of the Board of Public Works,
City of St. Paul, Minn.. Feb. 11, 1901.
The assessment of benefits, damages, costs and expenses arising from open-
Ing Jay street between Aurora avenue and University avenue, by condemning and
f- •<;?£■ for t»*e use or the City of St. Paul certain property in the City of St. Paul,
Minnesota, having been completed by the Board of Public Works, in and for
said city, said Board- will meet at their office in said city at 2 p. m., on the
2Sth' day of February,'A. D. 1901, to-hear objections (if any) to raid assessment,
at which time and place, unless sufficient cause Is shown to the contrary, said as
sessment will be confirmed by said Board.
• The following is a list of the supposed owners' names, a description of the
property specially benefited or damaged and the amounts assessed against the
tame, to-wit:
Bal to Bal to
Supposed Owner and Description. Benefits. Damage. Owner. City.
Anna Maria Gtrla.^h—Commencing at the . ' ,
intersection of the-south line of TJni
•versity ' avenue and the west lii>e or
Florence Addition to the City of St.
Paul as the place of beginning for tho ■ - .
land hereinafter described; thence west
along the' south line of University ave
nue distant thirty-three (33) feet to ■&.
point: thence south, and parallel to the .
west line of said Florence Addition,
distant two hundred and fifty (250) feel
more or less, where said line intersects
• the center line of Territorial Road;
thence southeasterly along ■ the center
line of .said road forty (40) feet distant
more or loss, where it intersects the
west line of paid Florence Addition;
thence north along the west line of said
Florence addition to place of beginning, \
being taken for opening Jay street
$1,250.00 $1,850.00 ' $600.00 $0.00
Same—Commencing' at -the northwest cor
ner of the northeast y 4 of the south
east V* of section S6, Town 29, Range -.',;
thence west on 3.4 section line 1.50
chains; thence south 3.15 chains to Ter
ritorial Road; thence southeasterly along
fcaid Territorial Road to a point die
south of place of beginning; thence
north 4.20 chains to place of beginning;
being- in northeast corner of the north
west V* of the southeast V* of section .':6.
(Except that part thereof taken for
opening Jay street)..... ••••;.-.
Florence Addition.
Supposed Owner and -■
Description. Lot. Block. Benefits.
Thos. L. Warm 10 2 $20.00
same ...11 2 100.00
Desire H. CMiohaud.. .12 " 2 tO.tO
•same 13 2 20.00
Jane Fielding-, except
east i/4 of 10 3 7.00
Mary Sullivan, oast %
of ..: .....10 3 5.C0
Jane Fielding 11 3 20.00
D. H. Michaud 12 3 20.00
same 13 3 10.00
Robertson and Van Etten's Add.
Supposed Owner and
Description. Lot. Block. Benefits.
Annie L. Hendrickson. 1- 28 $15.00
same 2 . 28 15.00
same, except west 10
feet of 3 28 10.CO
A. M. Lowell, west 10
feet of 3 28 5.00
fame 4' 28 10.-X)
Chambers' Add., St. Paul.
Supposed Owner and
Description. Lot. Block. Benefits.
Robert P. Lewis, north
119 feet of 1, 2&3 3 ?5.00
Elfelt, Bernheimer and Arnold's Add.
Supposed Owner and
Description. Lot. Block. Benefits.
Pembroke Nason, east
V 2 of 9 4 $7.50
Lemuel Nason, west
% of 9 4 V.TO
Edward's."Frost!!".! 10 4 40.00
Robert Mannheimer ..11 4 30.00
African M. E. Church.l 2 4 10.CO
John rMcGulre, west
16 2-3 feet of 9 0 3.00
Henry J. Koeimpel, ex
cept west 16 2-3 feet Wr*§;iqM.
of 9 9 7.00
Mary"BHen: Sheire....l3 9 , ?5.00
Jennie Kelly .......... 11 9 25.00
ample, and the price should be normal,
whereas it Is low. For this reason the
receipts arc below the average. While
the net increase in the receipts of cattle
this year ;is 37,100, and hogs 35,630
there is a decrease in sheep of 42,500.
AVllllnm Rhen. tlie Xelirnska Man,
Convicted and Sentenced to Death.
FREMONT, Neb., Feb. 17.—After be
ing out twenty-two hours the jury in
the case of William Rhea. charged with
the murder of Herman Zahn, at Snyder,
Neb., Dec. 7, this afternoon returned a
verdict of first degree murder and nxeJ
the penalty at death. On the n:ght of
the murder three men held up the Zahn
saloon and shot the . proprietor. Rhea
and two companions named Darrel and
Gardner were arrested and charged with
the murder. Darrel and Gardner are In
jail awaiting trial. Rhea heard the
verdict without emotion and wa3 taken
to his cell without saying a word.
Beds Scarce in Russia.
Beds ere comparatively scarce In Rus
sia, and many well-to-do are still unpro
vided will' them. Peasants Bleep on tho
tops of their ovens; middle-class people
: and servants roll themselves up in sneep
! skins snC lie down near stoves; soldiers
; rest upon wooden cots without bedding
and it is only within the last few years
that students in schools have been allow
' ed beds. >-/."
, m
"When the grip left me my nerves and
I heart were badly affected; but I began
I taking Dr. Miles' Nervine and Heart Cure
and was soon all right."—Wm. Rocricht,
Eau Claire, Wis.
Don't waste time. Go to Omaha over
the "St. Louis Road."
Elfelt, Bernheimer and Arnold's Add.
Supposed Owner and
Description. Lot. Block. Benefits.
Ohrs. C. May hew, ex
cept west 16 feet 12 9 $7.00
Ottilic Grode, west 16
-feet of 12 9 3. C0
G. VV. Fertig- 9 10 ' 8.00
Leopold linger 10 10 25.00
Rebecca Goldsmith.
north 31 feet of south
6214 feet of 11&12 10 S.OO
Martin C. Ward, south
31% feet of 11&12 10 8.00
Jno. E. Wellenberg,
north 31 feet of south
93% feet of 11&12 10 8.00
Joseph Phillips, north
31 feet of 11&12 10 8.00
Dewey, Drake and Pence's Add.
Supposed Owner and
Description. Lot. Block. Benefits.
. M. J. Clark 5 2 $5.00
Mary A. Feeley and
Nora V. Gibbons.... 6 2 20.00
Jno. G. Allen 7 2 8.00
Chas. Walker 8 2 8.00
Sam'l J. .Wetheiald ..9 2 8.00
same • 10 2 8.00
C. N. Pence et a 1..... 5 3 10.00
same '5 3 20.00
Jno. Noland et al 7 3 10.00
Aug\ifct Anderson 8 3 10.00
F. A. Sternberg, east
% of 9&10 3 5.00
Jno. Calender, west V 2
of.; 9&10 3 15.G0
All objections to said assessment must
be made in writing and hied with the
Clerk of said Board at least one day prior
to said- meeting.
' WM. L. AM .
Official: C. H. BRONSON, ..--.'"
Clerk Board of Public Works.
Feb.lß-1901-lt "

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