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PlAl\(O 3 Squares, Cl C • S^einway ©7 C $15, $25.... 4>«JJ Square.... $* J I Harsliall & Wendell (£1 0 A Upright *I*U i New Upright, oak case and slightly CJ 1 A Q shopworn 4>l*rO i Smith & Barnes <£ t £ r Upright $iOj iWinz*&Son Upright, used one QI7C year «J> I / D i Schaeffer Upright, an old. reliable make, having had some wareroom uss — QJ 00 ft handsome case $ & £»\3 i Schumann Upright Grand (new), beautiful case, perfect action and mellow tone; regular price $350., Introductory <£ i) C price **UJ I Fischer Upright, mahogany case, used a short time for concert work; regular price C 0 O C $400. Special **"J i $500 Chickerlng Upright, used a short time in the ware- - <£ 'I Q A room *J/U EASIEST TERMS. No house In the Twin Cities Is offering such ra re bargains as we do. New Chickerlng, Fischer. Franklin Pianos. They lead all others. 225,000 in use. HOWARD FAR WELL* CO. GRANT P. WAGNER, Treas. and Mgr. CITY.. NEWS H. E. Thlele, inspector of the postal department, has been transferred from this city to St. Louis, and will leave to liig-ht for that city. Dr. J. C. Curryer, one of the lecturers of the Farmers' institute of this city, left last night for Winnipeg, where he •will speak before the Manitoba I/ive Stock Breeders' association. The county board of abatement will meet this afternoon at 4 o'clock, and will consider applications for abatement of personal property taxes. The last day for the payment of personal property taxes without penalty is Feb. 28. "The Battle of Gettysburg" was the title of a lecture given at the Clinton Avenue M. E. church last night by the Rev. J. F. Stout, of "Winona. The de scriptions of the three days' battle were thrilling and were listened to with at tion. Judge Hine in the police court yester day discharged Henry Deherst, the sol dier charged with assault and battery on •Motorman Welch. Deherst was imme diately rearrested on the charge of as sault and battery on Conductor Andrew Kelson. John Dorsch was in the police court yesterday on the charge of forging the name of S. A. Grossman to a check for $26, .and attempting to pass it on a Rice street merchant. He waived prelim inary examination and was held to the grand jury. Tlie funeral of Charles Cartwrlght, an engineer on the Omaha railroad, who died at his home, T3O De Soto street, of pneumonia last Monday, will take place from the above residence tomorrow after noon. He was born in Yorkshire, Eng land, ISSG, and is survived by a wife and two young sons. Steve Hall, probably one of the best known traveling men who visited St. Paul, died Saturday at Butte, Mont., aged forty-five. Mr. Hall traveled for a Chi cago firm, and visited the undertakers of this city, having been coming here for over twenty years. He left St. Paul ■only a few days ago for his regular West ern trip. The St. Paul presbytery yesterday : morning accepted the resignation of Rev. A. E. Driscoll, of the Arlington Hills church, to take effect March 1. The ses sion was a special one called for the pur pose of considering the request of Mr. Driscoll to be excused from further du ties in order to become field secretary of Macalester college. After March 1 can didates for the pulpit of the church will ■be consideredl. «■»*» s Fast Time To New York or PMladelphit is made by the superbly equipped trains of the Lehigh Valley Railroad. Double Track. Stone Ballasted. Automatic Electric Block Signal System in operation over the entire route. Stop-over allowed a tNiagara Falls on through tickets to New York or Phila delphia, YERXA We never let up cutting prices. Pure Lard P Fe r r etun dd rure' l(Hc lUMGIUbb standard packed, per can lUB Best Early Rose Potatoes, per basket 750 Very faccy Burbank Potatoes 85c Country Gentleman Maine Baby Corn, best in the world, per can 12c Sweet Briar Maine Corn, extra qual ity ... Uo Hood Sugar Corn, per can Go Good California Lemons, per d0z.... 10c 3-lb box fine Japan Tea $1.00 3-lb cans Yellow Plums, extra .... lie 3-lb cans Table Pears 12c S-lb cans Choice Pears 9c 10-lb kits Best Mackerel $1.33 4 lbs Japan Rice, new crop 25c Very large fancy Cranberries, per qt 10c 20-tt) tubs Fancy Creamery Butter per 1b , 23c Fancy Dairy Butter, per lb 22c f>-lb jars good Table Butter $1.00 Good Limburger Cheese, per lb 10c InO flrCSnt The best and purest it's pos- Ofln lUB Ulßdlll sibletomake. Quart bricks. ZUC Pint Bricks l lc New Dulce, per lb 15c Bheired Pop Corn \[ 6c " fIrPnCPQ Fancy Floridas, any size you «J O A D UlCllgCO wish, per box, ony OZi4O Per dozen 12c, 15c, 20c, 25c Cocoanuts ;x •. f. r?. sho. n." s>.! 3c Fresh Fish, Fresh Codfish Steaks per lb 15 C Fresh Whole Codfish, per lb 12% c Fresh Haddock, per lb 10c Fresh Flounders, per lb ioc Baking Powder The very best that's made. Healthall brand is the most healthful—it's the strongest—the price: Per %-lb cans 15 C Per 1-lb cans 25c Per 2y 2 -lb cans : 65 C Per 5-lb cans $1.00 F. R. YERXA & CO. SEVENTH AND CEDAB ST3, LIVE UP TO MOnO COMMERCIAL CLUB DIRECTORS PLEDGED TO GET TOGETHER AND STICK TOGETHER BIG PROJECT IS BOOMING Auditorium Committee Meets and Appoints Permanent Chairman, and Secretary—Reports Today. The board of directors of the Commer cial club held Its regular meeting yes terday afternoon. The matter of build ing an auditorium came up and a great deal of enthusiasm was shown in the project. Several speeches -were made by members present, and the following set of resolutions adopted: Whereas, A large audience hall has be come a necessity in every large modern city for the development and advance ment of the imisical, social and business interests; and, Whereas, St. Paul, who*e growth, pros perity and prospects of rapid and con tinuous improvement of all its interests are second to none Is much behind most laxge cities in meeting this need; Therefore, be it resolved, That an auditorium which shall oe suitable for our present and future requirements as the social and business metropolis of this great Northwest and a credit to our beautiful city should be built without further delay; I Resolved, That this club will "get to gether and stick together" with all cit izens of St. Paul to accomplish such greatly desirable result until complete success shall crown our united efforts. The committee on membership reported favorably on the names of the following gentlemen who were elected to mem bership in the club: O. H. O'Neil, Mor ris L. Fishbein, Charles L. Johnston, R. E. Robinson, Frank N. Maas, O. Mar. Tel, A. T. 'Bigelow, Asa F. Goodrich, James A. Nowell, Clarence C. Gray, W. S. Gillia.m, Jason W. Cooper, H. H. Hul bert, John P. Crowley, George W. Blood, F. Bartram, Walter L. Maas, Richards Gordon, D. J. McMahon. James E. Dore, Alf. E. Boyesen, D. W. Lawler, J. B. Baird and A. E. Goodhue. Permanent Officers Appointed. The auditorium committee also met at the club yesterday afternoon, when res olutions were passed appointing Mr. C. B. Bowlby permanent chairman, and C. P. Stine permanent secretary. A committee on permanent organization, was appointed, consisting of J. W. Shep ard, John Caulfield, E. Vanish, J. W. L. Corning and Gen. H. W. Childs. This committee will hold a meeting in the clufr rooms at noon today and will report a constitution to the executive committee, which will hold an adjourned meeting at 4 o'clock this afternoon. Several plans were suggested as to the best means of raising money for the au ditorium, but all consideration of all of them was postponed until this afternoon, when the permanent organization will »"<3 completed. Secretary Stine said last night that a plan would be made public shortly which will net the committee over $2,000 in cash, and it is to be carried out within the next thirty days. ONEYEARCOUNTSASTWO $Ol.l)IKItS IN FOREIGX SERVICE HAVE OXE GREAT ADVANTAGE System May Have to Be Abolished, as It Tends to Cripple Serv ice by Early Retire ments. "On© very important factor of the United States troops serving in the Phil ippines and other possessions that has not been 'given much publicity is the fact that each year that a soldier serves in the foreign possessions counts as two in com puting his years of service in view of re- j tirement," said an officer in the army; building yesterday. "By this arrangement, beside the ad-! vance of pay of one quarter of the regu lar pay, the soldier who spends -fifteen years in the service is eligible to retire ment at three-fourths of the pay of the rank he holds at the time of the expira tion of his service. "For instance, if a man has served ten years before he went into service in the foreign possessions he will only have ten years more to serve before he can be retired. There are not a great many troops that serve fifteen, or even ten years In foreign service, but many of those who have been in the service fif teen or twenty years will be retired in from ten to twenty years earlier than they would have been had they remain ed in service at home." This is one of the Inducements that seemed to be overlooked when recruits were sorely needed for the foreign service and army men think it is only a question of time when this system will have to be abolished;, for, they say, within ten years .from now the retirements will be so rapid that they will cripple the service. In speaking of retirements, it is prob able that the department of the Dakotas will have a permanent resident, com manding office before long. Gen. Otis, who Is in command of the department, as well as the department of the lakes, with headquarters at Chicago, will have reached the age of retirement in March of this year. Just who will be given command of thi3 deparement is not known at present, but at headquarters they are expecting news almost any day now, announcing the"new commander. _[ ■■■ - > -^»_ ITS LICENCE REVOKED MILWAUKEE COMPANY CANNOT DO BUSINESS IN STATE. Insurance Commissioner Dearth yester day mailed a letter to V. A. M. Morten sen, first vice president of the Universal Casualty Company of Milwaukee, revok ing its license in this state. The com pany was admitted to this state on the showing ot its officers, and a certificate from the state treasurer o£ Wisconsin to the effect that the company had $100, --000 on deposit with him as required <by law. Commissioner Dearth received a check for $50 covering nec€ssary fees, and the check came back protested. He then re ceived a letter from Mr. Mortensen, dated Feb. 14, stating that President Larson, of the company, had absconded, leaving the company in such financial straits that it was compelled to retire from fur^ ther business transactions other than that involving a contract wth the North American Accident Company of Chicago, reinsuring the business taken over from the Universal Life and Accident Company of Duluth. PLANS FOE LIGHTING PLANT. Architect Preparing: Them for Con- sideration of Commissioners. The board of county commisisoners will hold an adjourned meeting Monday morning to consider the plans and esti mates of the county architect for*a heat ing and lighting plant for the new jail. Tha architect was instructed at the reg ular meeting of the board on Monday last to prepare one set of plans and esti mates which would comprise the city and county building as well as the new Jail and another for the Jail building inde pendently. In vest igu tints Mclntyre's Dentb. Coroner A. W. Miller yesterday held an autopsy at the city hospital on the remains of George Mclntyre, 'who was killed Sunday evening In the Minnesota Transfer yards, at the city hospital, and, at the request of friends of the dead man, will make a further investigation into the particulars of the death. TO CIRB A COLD IN OXE DAY Take Laxative Brorno Quinine Tablets. All druggists refund money if It fails to cure. E. W. Grove's siguature is on each box. 25c. lo a Ride on Street Can, Call at Twin City Coupon Co., 220 Qer« mania Life building, St Paul. FUNERAL OF A PIONEER J. C. TERRY WIM, BE LAID TO REST TODAY. The funeral of J. C. Terry, a pioneer resident of St. Paul, and a thirty-third degree mason, who died at his home, 613 Olive street, Saturday, will take place at 2:30 o'clock this afternoon from the First Baptist church, Ninth and Wacouta streets, where services will be held un der the direction of Damascus Com mandery No. 1, Knights Templar. Rev. Stillwell will conduct the services at the cemetery. The active pallbearers will be: F. J. Bielenberg and M. A. Beckman, repre senting the Scottish Rite bodies; Law rence Hope and Judge Grier M. Orr, rep resenting Minnesota Chapter No. 1, and Owen Morris.,and B. Zimmerman, repre senting Ancient Landmark Lodge No. 3. The honorary pallbearers will be mem bers of the Territorial Pioneers, of which the deceased was also a member, and are: Ex-Gov. Alexander Ramsey, Wil liam P. Murray, A. L. Larpenteur. J~. EL Cavender, W. H.« Wakefield, J. H. Ran dall, J. K. Humphry and Nathan Myrick. DESIGNS ON LEVEE WEST SIDE PARTIES WANT ROO.It FOR MANUFACTURING • PURPOSES BILL IS BEING PREPAEED Strip Nine Blocks in Length Is De sired, and if Secured, a Breakwater Will Be Built. . , ' At the request of West Side parlies and the West Side Improvement asso ciation, the city legal department is now engaged in preparing the draft of a bill permitting the opening of the levee below State street, to settlement. As soon as completed the bill will be introduced in the legislature. When the West side levee or the great er part of it was acquired by the city to be used for manufacturing purposes, the lessees to pay a nominal yearly rent, that portion from State street to what in former days was known as street, was designated for levee purposes only. The strip is nearly nine blocks in length, more than enough, those behind*, the movement say, for levee purposes. They now want all of it, or at least hair, taken out of the exemption, and given over to manufVturers. Several railroafrs, it is said, have designs on the strip £or trackag-e purposes. The ground in question is extremely low and subject to floods, but the railroads have promised to give relief in the siiape of a breakwater which will in time ex tend well down the river. In the event of the Union Depot company filling tut the abrupt curve that now exists on .a* ir side of the river, this breakwater or dyke, is promised at an early date. FORESTERS MEET TODAY AS.MAL SESSION OF HIGH COjyg.Jj OF MIMXESOTA. The high court of Minnesota of the In-* dependent Order of Foresters will hold its annual session in this city today af Elks' hall, "beginning at 10 o'clock a. m. The present membership of this order in Minnesota is more than 7,000, and there will be about 150 delegates present at today's convention, representing 100 sub ordinate lodges. Supreme Treasurer Col lins, of Toronto, Canada, will be here as representative of the supreme court. Officers of the high court for the ensuing year will be elected at the convention today, as well as Ciur representatives of the supreme court to be held at Los An geles, Cal., next April. The present officers of the Minnesota high court are: E. N. Young, Minne apolis, H. C. R.; O. H. O'Neill St. Paul, J. P. H. C. R.; George G. Gross, R*d Wing, H. V. C. R.; A. E. Reuillard, Minneapolis, high secretary; George' Hirsh, Winona, high treasurer; T. J. Reid, Minneapolis, high physician; J. F. Guron, Wabasha, high counsel. CORCORAN SIGNED PEACE BOND Was Charged With Assault on His Brother-in-Laiv. Thomas Corcoran, charged with as sault and battery by his brother-in-law, C. H. Behr, 56 East Fairfield avenue, was required to sign a peace bond in the police court yesterday. Behr claimed that Corcoran spent Monday evening at his home, and after drinking- a few glasses of beer, threatened to clean out the place. Behr put him out, and Corcoran In or der to revenge himself, broke a window, in return for which Behr went outside and gave Corcoran a black eye. THIEVES BROKE IN AND STOLE. Residence of Snjit. Steeg Robbed of $200 Worth of Goods. Burglars broke into the residence of r. W. Steeg, superintendent of streets, at 699 Iglehart street, early Saturday morn ing and stole about $200 worth of house hold gooda belonging to Mr. Steeg that were still remaining in the house. It is claimed that several boys were seen ear. ly Saturday morning removing stuff from the house and hauling it away on a sled. The police have been notified. The house was damaged by fire some time ago, and since then it has been boarded up await ing the adjustment of the loss with the insurance company. BOYS BROKE THEIR PAROLE. Most Go Back to Reformatory for Lapse of Behavior. John Ritter and John Johnson, aged sixteen and seventeen years respectively, who are on probation from the statn training school, were before Judge Hinc in the police court yesterday on the charge of petit larceny preferred by George S. Decks, who alleged that the lads stole a quantity of brass from his warehouse on East Seventh street. They entered a plea of guilty and were held for recommittment to the state train ing sohool. The boys' were arrested by Officer Ferguson on Payne avenue while trying to dispose of the brass. ORDERED TO PHILIPPINES. Dr. E. A. Anderson, Formerly of St. Paul, Receives Appointment. Dr. E. A. Anderson, now of Devils Lake, N. D., and formerly of this city, has been notified by the surgeon general of the army to prepare to take his departure for service in the Philippines at once. While Dr. Anderson was in St. Paul he was associated with Dr. O. W. Archibald, and is one of the 3,000 doctors who passed an examination last year for commis ■sfons in the regular army. Dr. Anderson, it is understood, passed a very creditable examination. _ A. H. Felkey, lightweight champion of lowa, and Eugene Oole, champion light weight of the Northwest, will wrestle at the Empire theater tonight. Splendid Scenery. If you want to go to California In greatest comfort and see the finest scen ery en route, take the through tourist sleeping car on the Northern Pacllio which leaves St. Paul and Minneapolis every Wednesday evening for San Fran cisco, via Helena. Spokane and Portland, • FACE HARD PROBLEM GRAND MASTER. DI3IEXT SOUNDS ANOTHER KOTB OP WARNING TO WORKMEN CHANGE MUST COME (iUTCKLY Classified Assessments Recommend ed in Place of Bad Plan—Jf _Kot Done, Results Will >S£ .'Be Fatal. With the precision and business-like methods which have ever characterized the sessions of the order, the twenty sixth annual meeting of the grand lodge, A. O. U. W., came to order yesterday morning at 10 o'clock in Sherman hall. Sixth and tVabasha streets. Grand Mas ter Workman Djment, of Owatonna, was in the chair, as upward of 250 newly elect ed delegates were brought to the altar to receive the necessary grand lodge degree and passwords. The sessions are behind closed doors and none but those qualified to sit in the degree can have admittance. The work of obligating the members and receiving credentials took up the entire forenoon. When the session reassembled at 2 o'clock it was greeted on behalf of the state of Minnesota by Gov. Van Sant. while Mayor Smith turned the city of St. Paul over to the visitors. Supreme Master Workman A. C. Harwick, of New Hampshire; Past Supreme Masters W. A. Walker, of Wisconsin, and W. Warne Wilson, of Michigan, also ad dressed the meeting- briefly, after which business was resumed in order. The report of Grand Master Workman J." M. -Diment was first read and it proved to be a highly interesting document, which was received with generous applause. .After its.reading printed copies were sup plied to the delegates. The report covers forty-seven printed pages. It showed .that during the past year the order made a net gain of ' 1,071 m this state. After deal ing with the matter of - his appointments to office the grand master spoke i with feeling of the late Grand' Recorder Olson, who for nearly twelve years continuously had served the order in that responsible position. He also spoke highly of the work performed by E. W. Randall, who had been appointed to fill the vacancy. A paragraph was devoted !to the degree honor, the woman's auxiliary of the or der, after which the grand master took up the rec£mm«j^atkmsv*^His first topio was that &£- : tffiT field" work. He urged that"sufficient he provided for the engaging o£ com£et'<nt . deputies, as other orders wei"#£tis/ilfg this m earns'to increase .iheir..mewi^rsnft», and the A. O. ;U. W. could only grow by using* the same •means.? Therefore he recommended, that the per capita ,-tax ha raised from cents to $1.50 pe^? year,.of which 70 cents. should be applied: to field work. /• Six new ledges! were organized during the past year, namely at Herman, Han cock, Comfrey, frown's Valley, "U'est - broo* and ;prae6yille.-^-»».- ;^v. ..... j. . *? ■■'. Th*> Assessment Problem. Coming to th«: great question confront ing ? ttie 'or(^r.- namely, that of changing the methoc^j o^'assessments, the grand master unqualifiedly on record as favoring a'chanke to the classified plan., A committal;- appointed by'fiim'to inves 'tfgat#tM3 question had made its report,, which was sent to every lodge in the' state, and had been discussed thoroughly, sit ,sv.A**jaow for the grand lodge to de termine, the result. But 1 believed that -•Tt?ty Oiauld forever .endure under v ih^4g^r"raie: plan, and that all that the 'opponentsrto? the change could . hope to do was to .delay, the time when a change was to take place. The supreme lodge of -thel order * had long ago recommended a ■ change, and the session should -have ro-. spect for its. opinions. He then urged the delegates to remember that they were as-. serribled to protect ' the business portion of the order, as^ w.ell as the fraternal one. '■ The fraternal spirit was urging the mem-; bers ;to say. '"Do not make the old men pay more." But fraternity alone could 1 not pay bills. > The order did hot. owe a single, man . who ' held a policy a dollar. The proposition was simply one of re newing .*a.-': contract every ; time a mem ber .;- paid an assessment, for the non-pay ment -would terminate the tract. The grand .master, also pointed out the fact "that it was almost impossible to make the initiations . balance suspensions. He then earnestly appealed to the dele gates to 'legislate for the best interests -of,-Uia entire order.:■ ■:*&&**&* >»«':«-»--^> Committees Appointed. The grand master then.announced the following committees: Distribution, T. H. Presnell, George-B. Arnold, A. H. Taisey; state of tile order, Thomas F. Craven, C. J. Ntlson^F. E. Blodgett; appeals and grievances, VW. H- Adams, A. J. Wright, Gust Volkiaeier; charter and by-laws, W. F. RochV, O; -H. Harris, C. W. Blake ly; returns, X It Raymond, D. H. Davis, D. C. Hertss; correspondence, C. G. Fe roved, J. M. Gftmt, E. A. Richards; grand medical examiner's report; G. V.". Davies, W. G. Tupper, G. N. A. Fortler; mileage an^ per diem, L. Vcrwer, A. I£. Dambert, e£ Reesburg. The repdfcfc; of the supreme representa tive was tnen read, after whheh Grand Secretary Randall read his report, which embodied in a great measure the work done by the late Recorder Olson. It also was in printed form, and attached to it was that of Grand Receiver J. J. Mc- Cardy. Election This Jforuing. As soon as tne official reports were out of the way. and sent to the committee on distribution, came the first test of the temper of the delegates. The com mittee on laws announced that It had been asked to present a report changing the order of election of officers from this morning to such time ai the session might select. The present law provided that the election should take place as the first order of business of the second day. There were some members present who did not know the candidates. The all important position of grand recorder was to be filled, and by changing the order of business, time would be given to get acquainted with the various men in the field. But opposition to a change came up im mediately and fiercely. Even the new members in the grand lodge were oppos ed. They could get all the needed in formation over night, and as long as a new constitution was to <be considered, they held that it was unwise to change any portion of the present laws. The question was hotly debated, and when the vote was taken it was defeated with an overwhelming vote. The know- ing ones nodded to each other indicative of the temper of the session on the ques tion of radical changes. It bodes little good to advocates of change measures. The first order of business this morn- Ing is the .election of officers. Social Session \iglit. The grand lodge A. O. U. W. held a so cial session in the. Merchants hotel last night. An orchestra furnished music during the onfrre evening and a male quartette rendered several vocal selec tions. No programme was prepared as it was not known what the meeting was to be until a late hour. The evening was spent by the delegates in getting ac quainted in the dining room a.t which a few informal speeches were made upon matters of interest to the order. DEGREE OF HONOR meets. One Hundred- and Fifty Delegates Attend Opening Session. The grand lodige of the Degree of Honor, the woman's auxiliary of the A. O. U. "W., met at Pfeiffer's hall, Eighth and Wabasha streets, yesterday. One hundred and fifty delegates were In at tendance at the opening of tihe session. The grand lodge degree was conferred on *._> A This signature; Is on;every box of the genuine #?? (V&Sr S Laxative promo-Quinine T*bi©ts, KJ Si f*?%PsC%^: m remedy that ci*re« a cold in oq« day, 2&£> members. The following is c Hst of the grand lodge officers In attend ance: Past Grand Chief Mrs. Ella H. Mantor, ■^ llim*f: Grand Chief of Honor Mrs. Ida D. TVilson, Northifleld; Grand Lady of Grand Chief of Ceremonies Mrs. Anna Nelson, Morris; Grand Recorder Mrs Frances Buel Olson, St. Paul; Grand Re ceiver Mrs. Jennie C. Williamson, Min neapolis; Grand Usher Mrs. Adeline Jay nes, Jordan; Grand Inner Watch Mrs. Daisy Eixby, Sauk Center; Grand Outer ntch^.? ITf- Mary E- Wilson, Staples; Grand Medical Examiner Dr. Willam A. Hunt. Northifleld. Lucinda Craig. of Tracy; Margaret Kiechner, of Winona; Mary Daily,, of bt. Paul, and Rosa Bronson, all past grand chiefs of the lodge, are also pres- Tlhe most of the day yesterday was spent in organizing and getting ready far business. Today the matters which nave been booked to come *c.fore the session will be taken up and completed, ihe principal matter to come before the "^f 4!^', the revision of the constitution, will likely come up today. Ihe members of the lodge attended the social session of the A. O. U. W at the Merchants' "hotel last night. BODY A MASS OF SORES HEALTH OFFICE LOCATES SICK XE. GRO IX SQUALID HOVEL. With his body a mass of sores, George Baltimore, a negro, was taken frcm a hovel in the rear of 561 Broadway, yes terday by the nealth department and or dered to the nospital. Baltimore's pres ence in the neighborhood and his frightful condition was learned by the hea.-- de partment yesterday and fearing that it might be a bad case of smallpox, the matter was investigated. Baltimore was found in a small building in the rear of the number given and was so ema ciated by disease that he was a horrible object. His body literally covered witft sores, added to his misery, while the odor that filled the room was nauseating. This and the danger of contagion was soon re moved by the health inspectors, which disinfected the premises thoroughly. Later, Baltimore's removal to a hospital was ordered. Baltimore in his day was a bad negro and for a murderous assault on a servant girl was given a long term at Stillwater. He was released some time ago, but ow ing to his illness has not been seen at his old haunts. NAME WORTH MONEY BUTTER LABELED "jJIIXXJSSO'FA" ALWAYS FINDS READY SALE TRIBUTE OF COMMISSION MAN Commissioner MeC'onnell Favors Registered Trademark: for Cream ery —February Monthly 'Contest Is Announced. "If I had 50,000 pounds of guaranteed Minnesota butter today I could sell it all outside of this state for 29 cents a pound.' So said a well known commission man of St. Paul yesteruay, thus paying practical tribute to the supremacy of Minnesota as a butter-producing state. "Eastern merchants are most eager to get hold of Minnesota butter. They vie with each other in securing 1 contracts with Minnesota butter-makers for their entire supply. These commission men iiave aigents In the state who attempt to corral the output of the best but ter-makers, and they make seme very tempting offers in order to secure the Minnesota product." All this is in line with Dairy Commis sioner McConnell's idea that Minnesota standard butter ought to have a registered trade-mark which would indicate its na tivity When it gets on the market. As Minnesota flour is known throughout the world by its trade-mark, he wouid have the Minnefeota butter branded so that the buyer could know that he was get tting the best Minnesota product. The creamerie^ which produce butter up to standard could (have a registered brand ing mark "Made by Creamery, Minnesota," which would add to its sell ing power. l*lany Eastern commission merchants get supplies of Minesota butter and keep it in cold storage and find it an easy matter to dispose of it then in compe tition with fresh butter on ether markets. Commissioner McConnell yesterday sent out to all creameries the notice of the February contest which takes place on the 28th. All butter-makers are urged to send in a twenty-pound tub for the gen eral scoring and in addition a five-pound jar to be put away in storage for thirty days and then scored again, to test its "staying qualities. 1 GRANTED A FRANCHISE GENGE CAN BUILD LIGHTING PL\M AT ST. ANTHONY PARK. The board of aldermen last night passed an ordinance granting' to F. C. Genga and others a franchise for a light ing ami heating plant at St. Anthony Park. The ordinance is similar to that granted to the Imperial Manufacturing company. The company has one year in which to complete a suitable plant. The Fairbanks-Morse company was granted the contract for placing a plat form scales on the market grounds. Tha cost will be $320. The contract for the furnishing of paint for the Fort Snelling bridge was placed with the Pittsburg Glass company. It bid $856.50. The local Teamsters' union has request ed that the engineering department be required to pay a rate of £3.50 a day for teams and to give preference to St. Paul men. LICENSES ARE INVALID COIXCIIi HAS GRANTED BUILDING PERMITS ILLEGALLY. D ring the past month both the board of aldermen and the assembly have been deluged with ordinances permitting the erection of frame structures and other buildings contrary to the building laws within the fire limits. The majority of them have been given passage, but, on technk-al grounds, the legal department holds them invalid, and it may result in the refusal of permits by the build ing department. In establishing fire limits the legal de partment holds that the council can override its own laws, but advises that to be consistent it should first remove the restrictions. It practically holds that the building inspector can refuse permits if the buildings are not constructed in conformity with the building laws. SPIRITUALISTS COMING. Three-Day Convention to Start Fri day Morning. The Spiritualists of the Northwest will hold a coraventon in this city 'beginning Friday morning a 10:30. The sessions will continue for three days, and It Is expected that a representative body of this belief will be present. The Spiritualists will gather in I. O. O. F. hall, corner Fifth and Wa.basha streets. The following are on the programme for addresses: George B. Warne, president of the Illinois State association; Mrs. George B. Warne. Chicago: Mrs..Clara J. Stewart, president Wisconsin State association; Will J. Er wood. missionary for Minnesota. These, assisted by representative Spiritualistic speakers of St. Paul and Minneapolis, will occupy the entire time. where HAMM'S BEER is made, adentiflc methods and skillful care are employed for your benefit V V That is why 75 per cent of all the beer sold In St. Paul it IJHA M~M' S I FOR HUMANE CAUSE AWIAL MEETING OF SOCIETY FOR PREVENTION OF CRU- EiLTY YEAR'S REPORT ENCOURAGING ». R. Xoyes Re-elected President- Xew Societies Organised, and Ef fective Work Accomplished— Doings of the Session. The annual meeting of the Minnesota Society for the Prevention of Cruelty was held yesterday in the rooms of the Relief society on East Ninth street. D. R. Noyes was re-elected president, and a motion was made to re-elect T. A. Ab bott secretary, but he declined, pleading that his duties as president of the local society were too heavy to allow him time for this office. J. S. rugate was elected secretary. J. I. Jillette was elected treas urer, to fill the place of the late W. L.. Wilson. R. A. Hoyt was re-elected agent. The secretary's report showed increased interest in humane work throughout the state during the year. Five new societies have been organized through the efforts of Mrs. C. A. Severance, the correspond ing secretary, at Waseca, St. Paul Park, Hastings, Cottage Grove and Mantor ville, and two through personal effeorts, one at StewarUille and one at Redwood Falls. 1 The most effective work done in the j past 5 ear, in the opinion of the secre tarVj_jwas the stopping of the growing practice of sending up live dogs in para chutes at county fairs. Considerable op position came from New Ulm parties, but they were finally forced to desist and no attempt, has been made to repeat the pro j gramme at other places. The society has received Its first be ! quest. A sum of $100 from a resident- of ! Scandinavia has beei' donated to the so ciety through Mr. Hobe, the Swedish vice consul. Correspondence has been carried on concerning the bull fights at Denver and Buffalo, and railroad officials have been influenced to look after the comfort oli cattle in transportation. Dr. Richard Burton, upon a recommen dation of the secretary in his report, was made an honorary member and will be presented with the society's badge in ap preciation of nis services in behalf of the organization. The treasurer's report showed a balance of $72.45. A committee of two, consist ing of T. A. Abbott and J. S. Fugate, was appointed to prepare an annual re port which, it is thought, will be of great benefit to the society. Those present at the meeting were D. R. Noyes, J. I. Jillett, J, S. Fugate, R. A. Hoyt, M. L. Hutchins, T. A. Abbott, W. E. Bramhall, J A. Moak and Mrs. C. H. Goodrich, of St. Paul; Miss "/era E. Bean and J. D. Holtzerman, of Min neapolis. Reports from several local societies throughout the state show a great ad vance in the work, Minneapolis leading. FAVOR UNION LABOR COUXCIIi ASKS CITY COXTRACTO»S TO PROMISE TO EM PLOY IT ONE HUM REFUSES FLATLY Aldermen Attempt to Rescind Con tract on This Account, but Arc I/nsuecessf ul — Assembly Will Be Asked to Act. At the request of the Building Trades council and the local Painters' union, tha "board of aldermen last night tried to im poso upon the bidders for several largo city contracts an agreement to employ union labor, but were not successful to the extent of receiving a direct answer. Prior to placing a $3,800 contract with Fielding & Shepley for the painting of the high bridge, and also one of $7,032 for the painting and paving of the Selby ave nue bridge to the same firm, a promise was secured from one member of the firm to employ union labor if possible, but in the case of Newmann & Hoy, who were given a contract for the painting and flooring of the Fort Sneliing bridge, there was practically a flat refusal. By some oversight the latter contract had been awarded before a promise to employ union labor had been exacted, and this brought a demand from Aid. Murphy and Bantz that the contract be taken away from the firm. After con siderable discussion a half-way promise to employ the labor requested was ob tained, but this did not satisfy, and the vote to rescind was taken. It was lost by a majority of two, but not until near ly every member ha>; accompanied his vote with an explanalion. A delegation from the union was in attendance to give strength to their de mands. The union men insist that they will now go before the assembly and en deavor to have the Newmann & Hoy con tract thrown out. This linn was over $1,000 under the next lowest bidder. LUMBERMEN IN SESSION MISSISSIPPI VALLEY ASSOCIATION MEETS IX MINNEAPOLIS. The Mississippi Valley Lumberraens' as sociation met in "»annual session in the ordinary af the West hotel, 5 Minneapolis, at 2 o'clock yesterday afternoon. There were present a large number of lumber manufacturers from all the states com prised in the district covered by the as sociation. The forenoon was taken up i ■by committee meetings and a meeting j was also held by the iboard of directors. One of the most important questions to come up was the revision of certain clauses in the constitution. These changes were decided on at the last annual meet ing, when a committee was appointed to look into the matter and suggest changes The changes have been made necessary on account of the extensive growth of the lumber industry. The price list com mittee is not provided for by the other constitution and It is expected that a new provision covering this detail will be adopted. Nothing was given out at the adjoura ment of the price list committee at noon, except that there will be practically no i i changes in the prevailing list of prices, i POPE NOT SUSTAINED COUXCIL COMMITTEE WILL TIE- * CLABB EXAMEVE3R.rS FINDINGS ERRONEOUS REPORT SAID TO BE READY Engineer Clanssen Confident flint His Office Will Be Vindicated by the Report of the Committee. Former Bank Examiner Pope's report on the city engineer's department is to be contradicted by a report of the sub ccuncil investigating committee consist- " ing of Assemblymen Dix and Haas and First Assistant Corporation Attorney Griggs. The committee ia reported to have prepared a retport showing the whole thing to be practically a gross perversion of facts. "If this committee has made any such report," said City Engineer Claussen last night, "it is without my knowledge. I have never met with the committee but once and since that, they have been unable to act or do anything because of the sick ness of Mr. Haas. Mr. Griggs is now confined to his room I understand. That the committee however will find mo guiltless and the majority of the charges " _aprainst my employes untrue. 1 have not the least doubt. In fact T am confident that suoh a report will be made." The committee originally consisted of members from both the board and the - assembly, but owing to an evident re luctance on the part of some of the mem bers to act, the investigation was placed in the hands of a committee of three. It so far has done nothing. Supt. of Streets Steeg has employed some of his spare time in hunting up alleged em ployes and obtaining from them affidav its to the effect that they did work for the city and were paid for it, though under assumed names. City Engineer Clausscu has also been securing similar affidavit.-?. The committee, however, has not ex amined a witness. Former Street Com missioner Swanson is credited with an actual shortage of several hundred dol lars, but Mr. Claussen contends, that for the remainder of the money which it is charged the city is shy, value of some sort will be shown to have been. received by the city. Match Seta Conch Ablaze. The fire department was called to ex tinguish a slight blaze at the residence of Oscar Kuntze, 161 Hall avenue, about 10:15 o'clock last night. Mr. Kuntze lit a match and accidentally threw it on the couch in a room upstairs. It fell between the lining and in a moment th<» couch was ablaze. The fire was exting uished after doing tbout $20 damage. More Patients at Test House. Three new cases of small pox were added to the list of patients at the pest house yesterday. One of the number was an engineer employed by the Great West ern road. The company was immediately notified that it must without delay have all its emiployes vaccinated. Dr. Ohage looks to see the epidemic at its greatest within the next two or * three months. AROUND THE HOTELS. At the Ryan—George F. Goos, W. F. Due, Prescott; R. W. Wilkinson, Fargo; F. L. Wilkinson. George Hersch. Winona; E. T. Buxton, West Superior; H. L Nix on. Mankato; A. Mielke, Glencoe; M. ,T. Kolsohwar and wife, St. Joseph; Grover Smith and wife, Duluth; G. H. Thatcher, F. J. Bell. Winona; W. C, Briggs, P,pe stone; G. W. Wallace, Duluth. At the Merchants'—H. C. Hornby, Clo quet; George E. Perley, Moorhead; John Hans, C. A. Everhart, M. E. Colesan. G. P. Forman, Fargo; J. A. Johnson, Fargo; George M. Stowe, Wadena; C. A. Hitch cock, Crookston; N. G. Benner, Grand Forks; W. H. Barrett, Fargo; Frank T,. Redfield, A. F. Oaks, Jasper; C. P. w. Mellenthin and wife, Sleepy Eye; Charles Kenning, Oneida; A. Snydor, Duluth; C. K. Wing, Crystal; W. H. Welch and* wife. La Crosse; Dan E. Rltaher, Mrs. V. S. Wisner, Larimore; J. H. Hughes and wife. W. H. Walker. Devil's Lake; S. A. Wlnnegar, Henning; J. D. Wilson and daughter, Northfield; Manford Horn, Appleton; F. A. King, Grand Rapids; Mrs. Wilgard, Albert Lea; J. S. Kibbey, Windom; C. M. Brooiks, Cedar Rapids; C. A. Dutcher and wife, Hancock; T. L. Nilcox, Kasot.a; Dr E. M. James and wife. Jordan; J. G. Willis, Mankato: E. A. Wellan. Fair Haven- H H. Batcheller, D. W. Grant, Farlbault- George E. Darling, Morris; Mrs. Emma Manning. Miss Bertha Peterson, Bemidii; Mrs. J. Sanbourn, Brainerd; W. H. Laird, Winona; H. N. Hagestad, East Grand Forks. At the Windsor—Charles W. Smith Lake Park; A. H. Erickson, A. J. Wright, Moorhead; Theodore Hanson Howard; Dr,. A H. Clark, Worthington; F. W. Stevens, Sanborn; R. R. Freeman Walnut Grove; W. M. James, Brecken ridge; Mrs. E. P. Browner, St. Cloud; Julius A. Coller, Shakopee; C. N Buck ingham, Will G. Mack. Will Hoist, Rob ert C. Sanders, Pine City; M. Hugo, Du luth; A. J. Vaugsner, Ada; C. B. Mc- Clure and wife, Benson; J. H. Sprout, Blue Earth; M. Fernandez, Duluth; O. J. Rund. Burrett; E. C. Band. Granville; Mrs. Thomas Zeirn, North Branch; J. P. Johnson. .Toihn G. Howard. T.li.ss Nor ris. Mrs. McDonnell, Mrs. McKruna, Du luth; R. B. Brown and wife, St Chmd; George F. Rich, Grand Forks; G. H. Ma loney. Devils Lake; J. H. Nicolin, Jor dan; H. A. Hildbranett, Watertown. At the Metropolitan—H. P. Mensing, Hawley. Minn.: W. A. Daggett, Anoka, Minn.; Prank Judy, Manle Lake, Minn.; J. H. Pietz, Winona. Minn.: D. A. Mor rison, Rochester, M!nn.; M. V. Carpenter, Blue Earth, Minn.; I-ouis Bremer, Wav erly, Minn.; T. F. Lund, New Paynesville, Minn.; Nels Johnson. New Richlaril Minn.; C. W. I>ayling. Olivia, Minn.; Etta Dickson. Chatfield, Minn.- J XL Glunt, Staples, Minn. THE TUNNEL EXPLOSION broke a lot of windows and knocked down some plaster In the GRAND UNION HOTEL INE\A/ YORK but the house is now in good shape and ready for business. Our NEW FIREPROOF ADDITION IS OPEN. ' Rooms $1 a Day up Immediate lyppMite Grand Central Station.