3 Squares, Cl C • S^einway ©7 C
$15, $25.... 4>«JJ Square.... $* J
I Harsliall & Wendell (£1 0 A
i New Upright, oak case and slightly CJ 1 A Q
i Smith & Barnes <£ t £ r
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
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
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.
FAR WELL* CO.
GRANT P. WAGNER, Treas. and Mgr.
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
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
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
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
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
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
We never let up cutting
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 Codfish Steaks per lb 15 C
Fresh Whole Codfish, per lb 12% c
Fresh Haddock, per lb 10c
Fresh Flounders, per lb ioc
The very best that's made. Healthall
brand is the most healthful—it's the
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,
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
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.
$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
"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;
"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
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
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
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
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
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
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 •
BILL IS BEING PREPAEED
Strip Nine Blocks in Length Is De
sired, and if Secured, a
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
A. H. Felkey, lightweight champion of
lowa, and Eugene Oole, champion light
weight of the Northwest, will wrestle at
the Empire theater tonight.
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
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
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.:■ ■:*&&**&* >»«':«-»--^>
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-
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
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
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.
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
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
NAME WORTH MONEY
BUTTER LABELED "jJIIXXJSSO'FA"
ALWAYS FINDS READY
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
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
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.
LICENSES ARE INVALID
COIXCIIi HAS GRANTED BUILDING
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
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.
Three-Day Convention to Start Fri
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-
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
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 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
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
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
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
REPORT SAID TO BE READY
Engineer Clanssen Confident flint
His Office Will Be Vindicated
by the Report of the
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 *
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
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
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
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