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Woman's Woi?k
in preparing appetizing and
wholesome food is lightened by
this famous baking powder*
BPjpU ■ ■ '*"
Absolutely pure* It adds
healthful qualities to the food*
Baking Powder
The "Royal Baker and Pastry
Cook — most practical and
valuable of cook books —
free to every patron. Send
full address by postal card.
In Labor's Field.
The Painters' union held a meeting last
right with President Pollock in the chair,
■when it was decided to give a dance in
Federation hall April 20. The union in
dorsed the application of William Brown
as a deputy building inspector. Receipts,
Jls; disbursements, $4.
Iron HoMcn Order a Strike.
A special meeting of the Iron Molders'
uriGn was held last night, when the com
rrittee appointed to ask consideration
from the Whitney Gasoline Engine com
pany reported that they had conferred
with the management, which had posi
tively refused to recognize the union,
and as a result the men will walk out
this moriiiTig. The union also took ac
tion to organize the molders' helpers,
chippers, furnace tenders, with their
helpers, and the flask carriers. A meet
ing will be called for the middle of next
■week'to arrange for the above organiza
tions, for which $25 was voted. The union
indorsed William Brown for a position
as deputy building inspector, for which
he is an applicant.
Machinists Meet International Vice
Secretary Gardner presided at a meet
ing of the Machinists' union last night,
when Vice President Conlin, of the Inter
national, at Washington, D. C. wa3
present and gave an interesting address
and warned all laborers to Keep
away from Chicago, where the Fraser
Chalmers workers are still on strike.
Fully 125 were present, and much inter
est was taken in the meeting. Mr. Con
lin will address a meeting in Minneapolis
this evening, and Monday evening he will
address No. 112 at Odd Fellows' hall in
this city.
Union Bottomers Get Bnsy.
The bottomers employed in the local
shoe factories met at Federation hall
last night. They have been working in
Eroadway and Seventh, St. Paul.
The big values, the little prices, the "old
reliable" grocery, corner Broadway and
Saturday's Great Inducements:
FRESH T} n n Q
PER DOZ, 25c.
Chickens, per lb 12^o
Potatoes, per bu 60c
Pear Butter, per jar 10c
Fresh Pike, per lb 8c
Kirks Soap, 10 bars 25c
Maine Corn and Succotash, per can., lie
Coffee, Palmer House Java and
Mocha, per lb £5c
Flour, Schoch's XXXX First Pat
ent, per S-lb sack $2.15
Cranberries, 3 quarts £5c
Tea, 3 lbs uncolored Japan, Gun
powder or English Breakfast $1.00
Ham, Picnic, per lb <)c
Sugar-Cured Bacon, by the strip, per
lb 12Uc
Sauerkraut, Schoch's Golden Thread,
per gallon ; 20c
Freafci Buns and Doughnuts, fresh
home-made, per dozen To
The best, biggest, most varied, freshest
and lowest-priced line in town.
Oranges, very .fancy dark red thin
skin, juicy bleod Oranges, per doz—
25c, 30c. 35c, 40c and 50c
Fancy Redland Navel Oranges—
50c kind, per dozen 37c
40c kind, per dozen ;. 29c
25c kind, per dozen 27c
30c kind, per dozen i!sc
25c kind, pgr dozen 20c
2Cc kind, per dozen ISc;
18c kind, per dozen }5c
15c kind, per dozen 12c
Per box $.'..75 to $3.0)
Good Navel Oranges, per box (J26
size) $2.50
Small Seedling Qxanges, per box (.360
size) $1.75
A full carload of fancy buaded thin
skin, juicy, dark red Sec-dling
.iiges, peir dozen—
10c, 12c, 14c, 15c, 17c and 19c
Extra large ones, per doz 25c
Per box (any size) $2.i0
Mail oYders filled.
Extra fancy thin skin Seedless juicy
Lf-mons, regular 20c kind, today, per
dozen 12c
Extra large California Grape Fruit,
regular loc kind, each l^c
Florida Grape Fruit, each—l2%c and 15c
Tangerines, per doz 20c, 25c and 30c
!<• ffnlar 25c quality imported Figs,
today, per brick 15c
California Figs, in pound packages-
Be and 8c
Fancy Cooking Apples, per peck 23c
All sound Jonathan Apples, per peck. 270
Light Biscuit
Delicious Cake
Dainty Pastries
Fine Puddings
There are cheap baking powders,
made from alum, but they are ex
ceedingly harmful to health. Their
astringent and cauterizing qualities
add a dangerous element to food.
cenjunetion with the shoe cutters for
two or three weeks, but have just re
ceived a charter from the Boot and Shoe
Workers' National union. Permanent
officers will be elected at the meeting
next week.
Hack Drivers' Grer.c Ball.
President Lunkenheimer presided at a
meeting of the Hack and Cab Drivers'
union last night, when a certain mem
ber against whom a charge was preferred
was exonorated. The ball committee re
ported a net profit of $529, making nearly
$800 in the treasury, which is a good
shewing for a union of about forty-five
menvbers. Receipts, $9.50; disburse
ments $5.
Granite Cutters Elect Officers.
The granite cutters, at their meeting
last night, elected the following officers:
President, A. H. Belanger; vice presi
dent, D. H. Dahlen; recording secretary.
G. H. Murphy; treasurer, Schoenrock.
The following' unions meet tonight:
Bakers, brewers and coremarkers.
An adjourned meeting of the Waitress
es' union will be held this evening in
Federation hall, to make final arrange
ments for their entertainment, to be held
March 3,.
There was an enthusiatic meeting of
the Garment Workers' union last night,
at which there were fifteen initiations
and a number of applications for mem
Private compartment cars on railroad
trains are a comparatively recent crea
tion. It is a sleeper divided into ei^ht
or ten rooms, each room as complete
and cozy as the daintiest apartment in a
hotel. The private compartment cars
operated on the Pioneer Limited of "The
Milwaukee" are unusually massive, and
the berths are higher, wider and longer
than those of any other road. These
cars are happily adapted for ladies and
families. Invalids find them a positive
Missouri Pippin Apples, per peck ..... SOo
New York Baldwin Apples, per- peck. 40c
Extra fancy selected Ben Davis Ap
ples, per peck ....r..:.......... 40<»
Extra fancy selected Ben Davis Ap
ples, per bushel ......■.....".!".... $1.50
Extra fancy selected Ben Davis Ap
ples, per barrel ..........'.■.....:v.....153.75
(This Ben Davis stock is. all re- ,:
: packed. We will gladly empty;.:,
them out and show you how they .
run.) ' ' '
Catawba Grapes, Malaga Grapes, Ta
ble Pears.
Sugar Walnut Dates, per 1b........... 25c
Pear and Walnut Dates, per package Sc
Fresh Coeoanuts, each ...... 2c
Maple Sugar, per brick ...........;... 8c
Fancy fat yellow unfrozen Bananas,
per dozen .......10c, 15c and 20e
New Dates, per lb .. 6c
3 lbs Fard Dates ...V...:.'..Y....... 25c
Butternuts, per peck 15c
Soft shell Walnuts, per lb :.'."......... 9c
Blood Oranges, per d0z..:... 25c
Fancy Willow Twig Apples, per pack.3sc
At attractive prices: _ ■;%.: ; > .
Celery, per bunch ...........' 10c
Green Onions, per bunch ............. 2c
Oyster Plant, per bunch ............... Ec
Cucumbers, each ........................ 10c
Head Lettuce, per head 5c
Rhubarb, per lb ... 8c
Cauliflower, per head ..........i... Tc
New Potatoes', Spanish Onions Mush
rooms, Radishes, Water Cress,. Mint.
Parsley, Tomatoes, New Beets, New
Carrots, etc.. etc., etc. V ,;.l
Candy Assorted Nut Caramels, per
lb ......... f^f...-;;.......... :20c
.Sugar Peanuts, per lb .....:.......... 15c
Italian Cream squares, per lb ...... 10c
All fresh for today's selling, right .from
our own candy factory.
Eff| I s! are very scarce
Slllfl^ and -high, but
is a perfect substitute for
cooking and the cost is equal
44© t© So per doz.
according to size of package,
most convenient and always
fresh. Made from the albu
men of pure sweet milk. ; :
THE HUM «G! Gffflf 8).
so DECLARES judge, kelly IN
Conrt Overrules Objectors' Conten
tion Tbat Charter Commission
Had No Authority to Confer
Such Power to City.
Judge Kelly filed his decision yester
day in the matter of the Wabasha street
bridge assessments, so-called, the broad
effect of which decision may perhaps be
best expressed in the brief but compre
hersive paragraph with which the court
concludes his memorandum in the case
and which reads as follows:
"On the whole case I am satisfied that
the present charter of St. Paul is valid."
This matter came before the court upon
the application of the city treasurer for
judgment against the real estate delin
quent upon the assessment for the con
demnation of lot 4, in block "D,"' and lot
4, in block "H," for the approaches,
piers and abutments of the Wabasha
street bridge at its south end and the
objections of certain of the assessed
property owners to the assessments. The
objectors were abcut sixty-five in num
The court in his order denies the
treasurer's application for judgment as
to lots 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6, in block 9,
of Robertson's addition to West St.
Paul, sustaining the objections of Ed
ward Habern an with reference to that
property. "*
It is also oidered that the application
of the treasurer as to a number of lots
owned by the Chicago Great Western
road and the objections of that com
pany shall be continued until the March
term of covrt upon the one question as
to how much of the property is in actual
use for railroad purposes.
All o£ the other objections filed are over
ruled, and the application of the city
treasurer is granted in all other cases
except those referred to above.
As to the objectors' contention that the
charter confers no authority upon the
council and board of public works to
condemn property for briuges as for
piers, abutments or approaches to bridges
the court holds that every bridge is under
the law a highway and therefore the
authority referred to is unquestionable.
One of the principal poi 'ts urged by the
objectors was that the charter commis
sion had not authority either to confer
on the municipality the power of eminent
domain, or prescribe for tnis district court
the methods and procedure set out in the
charter in condemnation and assessment
cases- Commenting upon that contention
the court says that if the point is well
taken the city of St. Paul is practically
without a charter, except as it relates to
the police department, which the supreme
court has held valid.
However, the court holds that in the
"freeholders' charter" of luOO, the ccm
mission merely recommended to the peo
ple and the people adopted word for
word what was always before the law as
enacted by the legislature. .
As to the contention that «-Je commis
sion cannot confer upon the municipality
the right of eminent domain the court
says: "Neither in the constitution or in
the enabling act or in any general law of
the state is the authority denied to the
commission to frame a charter contain
ing the power of eminent domain and
therefore the commission was within its
authority when it framed this charter,
consistent with and subject to the laws
of the state,' and the people—the source
of all political power—having ratified and
adopted it the charter is valid.
E. S. Durment, who is attorney for a
number of the objectors said yesterday to
The Globe that tne case would, with
out question; be carried up to the supreme
Speaking of the decision, Mr. Durment
said: "It is just about w-at I expected.
I anticipated that the court would uphold
the validity of the charter and perhaps it
would have been unreasonable to expect
anything else. I think, however, that this
suit will bring about changes in the mode
of procedure."
Widow of Alline Dixon Suing North-
em Pacific Road.
In the United States court yesterday
Judge Lochren heard the case of Alline
Dixon, administratrix of the estate of
Chauncey A. Dixon, deceased, against trie
Northern Pacific Railway company. There
was no jury, as the arguments were upon
stipulated facts. The plaintiff intestate
was a fireman on the Northern Pacific
road, and was killed in a collision be
tween freight trains Dec. 25, 1899, near
Drummond, Mont. On the part of the
company it is contended that the negli
gence of the telegraph operator, or train
dispatcher, at Bonita. Mont., which
brought about the accident, was a case
of carelessness on the part of one of
Dixon's fellow servants, and not attrib
utable to any negligence on the part of
the company.
Could Not Agree on Case Against
Great Northern.
The jury in the damage suit of William
C. Angell against the Great Northern
road, which went out Thursday after
noon, had reached no agreement at 5
o'clock yesterday afternoon. As there
was no indication at that time that an
agreement could be reached, the jury
was discharged by Judge Lewis.
Angell, it appeared from the evidence,
was a menVber of a construction crew at
Kliva, Mont. , and when injured was in
a- box car preparing a meal for his fel
low workmen. It was alleged that owing
to an open switch, which was attributed
to negligence, a train collided with the
box car in which Angell was at work
and he was thrown down. It was repre
sented that he had suffered injuries to
his eyes and to his right leg. He de
manded damages of $25,000.
County Commissioner!! Want Bourne
Embezzlements Refunded.
County Attorney Kane filed yesterday
his complaint in another of the suits to
reimburse the county for the loss result
ing from the alleged embezzlement of
Walter B. Bourne while he was deputy
county auditor. In this action, as in the
former ones, the county commissioners
arc plaintiffs and the defendants are
William R. Johnson, the present county
auditor, and the National Security com
pany, which furnished Mr. Johnson's
bond. The object of the; suit is to recover
from the defendants $11,832.55, which
amount it is alleged was embezzled by
Bourne during Mr. Johnson's incumbency
as county auditor.
On Trial for Third Time.
For the third time the case of George
Hermann, administrator of the estate of
Emil Hermann, against Harry E. Clark
is on trial in the district court before
Judge Otis arid a jury. Two former
juries have been unable to agree upon a
verdict. Emil Hermann was an employe
of the defendant and was killed last
summer while working on the dredge
boat engaged in the union depot improve
ments at the levee. He became entangled
in a, rope which was being wound around
a rapidly moving "winch-head" and was
so crushed that death was almost in
stantaneous. The administrator sues for
Jury Gives Kaiz. $1,0C5.59.
The jury in the case of A. E. Katz,
against Charles Hlavac and the Amer
ican Bonding and Trust company re
turned a verdict of $1,068.59 for the plain
tiff. The suit was upon a replevin bond
in the defendant company filed by Hlavac
In replevin proceedings for possession of
a stock of boots and shoes over which
there has been litigation for many
menths. Hlavac was eventually defeated
in the suit.
Service of summons upon Hlavac was
not secured in the suit upon >he bond.
Mrs. Bortel Gets Divorce.
Alice Bortel, whose complaint in divorce
frWm £* Douglas makes and
soils mono* men's $3*50 \
shoes than any other two
manufaotmwm § &. tho
world. WHY?
: W. L. Douglas $3.50 shoes placed side
by side with $5.00 and $6.00 shoes of
other makes are found to be just as good !
in every way. ~ They will outwear- two
pairs of ordinary $3.50 shoes.; '- ..
BECAUSE- • .-:---^-.---,w :
f His reputation for the best $3.50 shoes
in style, fit and wear is world wide.
' Notice increase of sales in table below:
1888 iae 748,106 P&lr..
1899== $.^7?£?J!!!?^. -
1900ZZ 1,259,754 V
£Go£2(> Pairs.
;':■;'■ Business More Than Doubled in Four Years.
I Sold by 63 Douglas Stores in American Cities,
and best shoe dealers everywhere. -.-.*; -r-. : . - -,
CAUTION ! The genuine have "W. L. Doug
las' name and price on bottom. ;.»- -•-.■-.=; ■• :
Made of best imported and American leathers,
including Patent Corona Kid, Corona Colt, and
National Kangaroo. . . .: L . >.^
"Fast Color Eyelets and Always Black
Hooks Used Exclusively. i i ,: i ,
Boys all wasp W.L. Douglas' $2.00
Strong Ml mdo Shoes; Youth'a,sl.7s.
Shoes by mail, 25 rts. extra." Catalog free.
-~ - W. L. DOUGLAS, Brockton, Mass. .
428 WABASHfI ST., cor. 7th ST.
proceedings against. Arthur Bortel was
reviewed in The Globe of yesterday,
was granted by Judge Jaggard the re
lief she sought, including permission to
resume Irer maiden name of Gaffney. The
testimony in the case besides showing, as
was stated, that the couple were secretly
married when the plaintiff was barely
fourteen years of age, presented the de
fendant in a bad light as to his moral
character and his performance of "the
duties which devolved upon him as a
Sues Jeweler for Slander.
Mary T. Truax has filed sun in the dis
trict court against Nathan Friedman to
recover |S,G(K> damages for alleged slan
der. The complaint says that the plain
tiff went to the defendant's jewelry
store on Jan. 11 last to get a ring which
she had already bought and paid for, and
without just cause or excuse the defend
ant, in the presence of others, accused
her of being a thief aud of trying to steal
his goods.
Susan Eigenman has filed suit in the
district court against Phillip W. Eigen
man for divorce. From the complaint it
is learned that the parties were married
March 15, ISS4. at La Crosse. and that
defendant deserted plaintiff Nov. 4. 1900,
and she does not know his present placa
of abode.
The plaintiff asks for absolute divorce
and the custody of V minor child, Fred
Eigenman. : The plaintiff is thirty-five
and the defendant *forty-one years : of
-age: ~ "- -.--- •-. _ -- f . ■ ..■ _„.■■.. ..■*-
Milton G. Perry, Edward Perron and
Frederick C. Barrows have petitioned the
district court for the vacation of certain
streets and alleys in what is known as
New Brighton on the ground that the
property through which the streets 'and
alleys run is suited only'for farm prop-
The annual banquet of the Beta Theta
Pi fraternity in the Northwest, held at
the Aberdeen, last right, was attended by
about seventy-five members of the soci
ety, active and alumni.
The tables were set in the ladies'
ordinary, and were tastefully decorated
with palms and flowers. After an excel
lent menu had been disposed of the pro
gramme of the evening was carried out.
Martin TJirst A\bin acted as toastmas
ter, and Joseph M. Hawks was the first
speaker of the evening-, responding to a
toast relative to <a number of very es
timable Greek gentlemen as "Betas."
He wag followed by Arthur W. Upson,
who responded to the toast, "Those
Twelve Thousand Greeks" (Are not great
men the model* of nations). Rev.
Franklin M. Rule responded to th.c
"After (Chapter) -Life."
Col. Frank M. Joyce spoke upon
''Bonds; Financial; Dxie, .Paid and Can
celed; Fraternal. Always Due, But
Never Canceled."' Hon. E. A. Jaggard
spoke upon "George Washington as a
College sonps, sung with a gusto of
college days, were given during the even
ing, and after the conclusion of the reg
ular programme.
The fourth annual mass meeting of th#
State Spiritualists' association began yes
terday in Odd Fellows' hall, with nearly
300 members present at the opening con
ference, which was led by Will J. Er
The afternoon session opened with mu
sic by the congregation, which was fol
lowed by an invocation by Mrs. C. D.
Pruden. Mrs. George Tyron, of the Pro
gressive Society of Minneapolis, delivered
a thirty-minute address, after which there
was music by the society quartette. M.'ss
Alice Wickerstrom delivered the greeting
and Will J. Erwood made a few remarks,
and the morning session closed with greet
ing by Mrs. E. A. Saver.
The evening session was well attended
and much interest was manifested in all
the addresses, which were made by the
following: Mrs. J. P. Whitwell. J. P.
Whitwefl, J. S. Maxwell, president of the
state association; Mrs. Clara Stewart,
president Wisconsin State association;
Will J. Erwood and Alice Wickerstrom.
The music was by Mr. and Mrs. Zumbach.
Mrs. Stewart delivered the benediction.
There will be sessions today and Sun-
We have the BEST in the Meat and
Fish line always.
Specials for today's buying include'
Fine Poultry.
Lsgs, Saddles, Crown Roasts and
Prime Roasts, Tenderloins and Extra
All kinds of Fish through the Lenten
556 Wabasha Street.
FEBRUARY 22, 1902.
Court Holds That It Would Be In.
equal Taxation—Signed Release
In Personal Injury Case
Mot Binding.
The state supreme court yesterday
handed down two decisions, both opin
ions being written by Justice. Brown Tfc e
most important is a decision which de
clares unconstitutional the law placing
a 2 per cent lax upon the property of
freight lines in Minnesota.
The decision is in the case of the state
against the Canada Cattle Car company,
<a West Virginia corporation, to recover
taxes for-1898, together with interest and
penalties, amounting all told to $480. The
decision also involves about thirty other
companies owing the state $9,100.
The decision affirms one by the Ram
sey county district court.
The right of the state board of equali
zation to fix a taxable value upon the
property is conceded, but the decision
says the state law of 1897, fixing an arbi
trary tax rate of 2 per cent is void, be
cause it violates section 1, article 'J, of
the constitution, which requires that tax
ation shall be" equal.
The other decision affirms the judg
ment of the Hennepin county court in
favor of Jacob Schus in a personal in
jury suit vs. Powers-Simpson company.
The company operated a logging road
at Hibbing. Schus was employed as
brakeman. While coupling cars one dark
night he was thrown under the train
and injured.
While Schus was in the hospital an
agent of the company called and pre
sented him with $75, and at the same
time induced him to sign a paper, which
afterwards proved to release the com
pany from liability for damages.
Schus subsequently testified that he did
not knew that he was signing such re
lease, and that he regarded the $75 as a
The testimony also showed that the
engineer had disregarded the usual cus
tom of stopping his engine v.iien the cars
came together, and had backed it so
hard that the rear car had passed over a
large log of wood placed on the track
to block the wheels. Schus had warned
the engineer to be careful.
The jury gave the plaintiff a verdict
Which the courts sustain on the ground
that Schus was not guilty of contributory
negligence, and that the release he
signed under a misapprehension was not
The syllabi in the cases follow:
Law Is Unconstitutional.
Slate of Minnesota, appellant, vs. Can
ada Cattle Car Co., respondent.
Chapter KO, Laws 1897, construed as
authorizing and providing for a tax upon
the prciperty of corporations engaged m
interstate commerce and coming within
its corporation, for which it was com
petent for the legislature to provide, but
the rate of taxation imposed thereby (2
per cent upon the value of such prop
erty) not being uniform with the rate
imposed by law upon other property smv
ilarlv taxed, renders the act in violation
of section 1, of article 9, of the constitu
tion of this state, and void as unequal
taxation. Order affirmed. —Brown, J.
Xot Contributory Aegliftence,
Jacob Schus, respondent, vs. Powers-
Simpson Company, a corporation, ap
1 Defendant is a corporation organized
for the purpose of manufacturing and
dealing in lumber; buying, improving,
selling and dealing in real and personal
property connected with its lumbering
business; and in addition thereto and
in connection therewith, it owns and oper
ates what is called a "logging railroad"
which is equipped with four locomotives
and a number of logging and box cars
used in carrying logs fom the pineries
to the saw mills owned and operated
by it! It does not follow the business
of a common carrier of passengers and
freight, the operation of the road being
limited exclusively to its own private
business, but its servants and employes
er.gaged in the operation of its trains
art exposed to the same dangers and
risks as are employes and servants of
railroad corporations engaged as com
iron carriers. Held, that G. S. 1594, sec
tion 2761, known as the "fellow-servant
act," applies to defendant, and it is
liable to an employe engaged in the
operation of such railroad for injuries
caused by the negligence of a co-em
ploye or fellow servant.
2. In this connection, one to recover
damages for personal injuries received
by a brakeman in coupling cars on de
fendant's said railroad, the evidence re
ceived on the trial tended to show that
there was a general custom in respect to
the operation of the road for the engi
neer when cars being coupled came to
gether, to immediately stop his engine
and hold it stationary until signaled to
again move it by the brakeman making
the coupling. It further tended to snow
that on the occasion complained of this
custom was not observed by defendants
engineer, in consequence of wl*ch jplain
til'C was injured. It is held that the evi
dence was sufficient to vequire the sub
mission of the case to the jury, and to
sustain their verdict to the effect that
such custom existed, and that the engi
neer's failure to follow and observe it at
the time complained of, was the proxi
mate cause of plaintiffs injury.
3. Evidence examined and considered,
and held to sustain the verdict of the
jury to the effect that plaintiff was not
guilty of contributory negligence and did
net assume the risks incident to mak
ing the coupling in question; also to sus
tain the verdict that plaintiff's cause of
action was not settled and adjusted by
an agreement between the parties made
and entered into prior to the commence
ment of the action. Order affirmed.
—Brown, J.
Bids were opened by the board of con
trol : yesterday for - the construction - and
completion :of the new detention ward
for contagious disease at the city and
county hospital, but contracts were 'not:
p:aced. The several offers were taken
under consideration. ; /•-■.. — .■:■ ;
'.' The bids opened were as follows:
General Construction — \ Butler-Ryan
company, $45,900; J. M. Carlson, 143,106;
G.J. Grant, $46,830; P. M. Hennessey,
$47,000; Lauer Bros., $44,371; Newman &
Hoy. $41,224; - F. "-.C.r Norlander, $44,550; :■
Charles Skooglun. $41,860; St. Paul Build
ing company, $14,568; Brown & Dowley,
$42,650. " " -'■■■-
Electric Wiring— & Nenius,
$2.435.28;' Northwestern Electric company,
$2,504.97. -.;•■. ;-■- ,; .. r - " s „: .■■ ■■•.-- ■ ,
| Plumbing and Gasfittlng—Charles S.
Schiller, $7,815; Allan Black, $7,250; M. J
O'Neal, $7,604; Harby & Co., $7,320; J. P.
Adamson, $7,581; C. E. Segus, $6,974.
A number of other bids were received,
but they had to be rejected for failure
to comply with the requirements. , The
building: entire will ~ cost nearly $60,000.
It will be of brick, and the architecture
will be in keeping.with the remainder of •
the buildings. The ground was purchas- .
ed some time ago.rand the ■ foundation,"
Including the basement, is completed. ..C
Representatives from the several Bo
ir-ian societies of St. Paul met at C. S.
P. S. hall last night and formulated
plans for a reception to be given to Jan
Kubelik, the eminent violinist, who ap
pears at the Metropolitan theater Tues
day and Wednesday evening's. Ten so
cieties were represented, and it was de
cided to hold the reception at C. S. P. S.
hall on Tuesday eveningl, after the con
cert at the Metropolitan. Joseph Machi
vitz presided, and it was decided to buy
a. suitable present, to be given to Ku
belik as a remembrance of the occasion,
from the Bohemian people of St. Paul.
m Hsa<quartsr 3: of,tht : Nort hw 3 3f. -.' "" -/' -V Gum-2-22-1902
:;;Xv^, Sixth and Robert «*.. St. Paul, Mian.
i3F~Recoenlzed Fashion Leaders In Cloaks and Costumes.
. A record-breaking Saturday sale of Ladies' and Children's % v
fine Hosiery, worth 25c. 35c and 50c for ........ * \IaSL
fu. C°nsif n 8 of Ladies' Novelty Lisle Thread, black and fancy cotton
i fleece-lined cotton and wool hose, also Children's..medium and heavy" weigh
t ribbed : Cotton Hose. Best values obtainable up to 50c - -/ m weignt
! Saturday special only. ........;... , g .....;.,; ' : ' I /i/•»
Grand Half Hose Event—s,ooo pairs of Men's Fancy Bal- is 9
briggan and Cashmere Half Hose, worth 25c and 35c a pair, for... $&£'
s*Sale commences at 9:30 sharp,
See the New Spring and Summer Wash Goods—ln the New Annex.
Stationery Specials.
Here is another Saturday bargain sale
you should not miss.
A one-quire box (24 sheets and 24 en
velopes) of excellent quality linen and
satin paper, octavo and oxford J± "^
sizes, plain or ruled, worth 15c, O^
for 0n1y.... ..... ........ .. yr^^
One-quire box (24 sheets and 24 envel
opes) - vellum, kid finish, in seven selected
tints, a high grade paper in « 0 /
the popular Oxford size, 1 F i&F
worth 25c, f0r......... tJm ™ V
Nearseal Cluster Scarfs, $3.00.
White Goods.
Saturday extras.
$1.50 Waist Patterns, $1.12.
100 White Shirt Waist Patterns, the
newest novelties in mercerized Repps,
mercerized Jacquards and op;n work
35c India Linons, 25c.
100 pieces of white India Linon, a sheer
imported fabric, 32 inches wide.
£^=-In the New Annex.
Point Out Necessity for Reins Al
lowed Receipts in Their De- Z
partments, anil Create Fa- .
-vorable Impression. Z
The rumored intention on the part of
the charter commission to create for pre
sentation to the voters at the spring
election an amendment calling for the
abolition of the pres-ent efficient police
commission and a return to the oiv. order
of things did not maverialize when that
body met last night.
The subject was not even broached.
The members generally were opposed to
it, while the police committee which met
in the afternoon so emphatically gave its
disapproval, that there is little prospect
of the matter ever being reopened, unless
its instigator, President Doran, insists,
and pushes it to the extent of a debate.
The amendment drafted, it is under
stood, at tile instance of President Doran,
was circulated among the members sev
eral days ago and it was really the ue
sire to discuss the matter that led to the
call far the meeting la- - night. President
issued the call, but what with
minor matters and a conference with
President Wheeiock, of the park board,
and Dr. Ohage, o. the health depart
ment, the police question was never
reached. At the conclusion of the con
ference adjournment was taKen.
Former Mayor Doran's antipathy to the
police commission is well known, and his
desire to have it abolished came as no
surprise. The amendment which he de
sired indorsed was practically a facsimile
of the old regulations, with the mayor
the official head. He would have a-* ap
pointments emanate from that official,
also dismissals. The only difference
from the old requirements is that a sort
of civil service is provided.
Dr. Bridgeman is chairman of the com
mittee on police, but it is said he refuses
to give the proposed amendment his ap
proval. The members of the commission
generally refuse to discuss the matter.
The commission went on record last
night as being opposed to the presenting
of amendments at the spring election.
Instead they will be presented at the
fall election, by which time the enabling
act will have been amended to the extent
of making it intelligible.
President Wheelock, of the park board,
and Health Commissioner Ohage talked
at length on the necessity of the charter
being amended to the extent of allowing
their departments the use of all receipts
and fiscal balances, and argued so well
that the commission .was favorably im
pressed. The keeping of receipts from
concessions, Mr. Wheelock informed the
commission, was necessary for the future
improvement of Phalen park. Without
them nothing can be done. In a previous
report the committee on fiscal affairs op
posed such a scheme.
The commission last night seemed con
vinced and there is little doubt that
amendments In accordance with the
views advanced will be submitted to the
voters at the proper time.
City Treasurer Bremer scouts the idea
■that any of the moneys paid in as ren
tals on West side levee leases have gone
astray, or have been paid into some other
"I have only had charge of these ren-
Saturday we will give one pound
more sugar for $1.00 than any other
business house in St. Paul. Your dol
lar will go a long ways with us.
We are not rich, but we can set the
pace for many a larger hrouse.
Good English Breakfast Tea, per
pound 29c
Fine TJncolored Japan Tea, per
pound 33c
Coffee (only 5 lbs to a customer),
per pound 10c
8 bars of the very best Laundry-
Soap 25c
Rice, per pound
Among our stock are all the best
brands of. Flour.
■■" 487 Wabasha St. Tel. Main 2243-J1
Drug Sundries.
An assorted lot of tooth Brushes A.
worth up to 25c each. ■ ' £%&
Today special ##>- y V
Erwin's Purified Antiseptic Talcum Pow
der, rose and violet, regular « «i r /
price 25c a package. I J/9&
Today special ........... I£g V 4* V
, Nearseal Cluster Scarfs $3.00.
Good Gloves.
The sustained high grade of Mannheimer
Mocha Gloves has contributed most to th-ir
present popularity. Softness of finish, ex
cellence of >tyls, perfection of fit, com
bined with well-known wear resisting
qualities, make them the gJNg pm'j*
ideal street 'sL 1 4fc,&^|
glove +
Best—Buttsrick Patterns—Here.
Millinery Extras.
One table of Shirtwaist Hats, also Street
Hats, original prices $2.00 to ■▲
$6.00. To close out quick,
Special .., 4fc7 V V
One table of Chil- >rf}v fl a, a.
dren's Hats. Your ikl OO
tals since the new charter went into ef
• £ sajd Mr. Bremer yesterday. "Prior
to that the city clerk did the work, and
here is his memorandum," and Mr
Bremer held up to view a ragged piece
of parchment, pasted together with mu
_"What moneys were received prior to
that I have no knowledge, all I know
about is this memorandum, and what has
been paid into my office. If any moneys
were paid in before that time they are
not on my records. If the receipts are
out, however, they will soon tell the tale "
The owners of - the Gedney pickling
wcrks claim to have made- eight pay
ments, but all. Mr. Bremer has any rec
ord of, including the memorandum held
by the clerk, is six payments.
His list of arrearages was submitted to
the legal department the early part of
December. Since that time several of
those behind have made payments.
Several of the West side firms claim to
hold receipts for rentals paid up to date,
and Mr. Bremer, with the aid of the
legal department, says he will make full
inquiry. . .
Ohage Determined to Have Uji\l
Park on Harriet I.slan.l.
Health Commisisoner Ohage's tender of
a portion of Harriet island for a ball
park has so far failed to receive favor
able recognition from the directors of the
local club.
"If they don't want It," said the doctor
yesterday, "I will clear a space any
way, and make a park and allow its use
by smateur teams and those who dc.
sire to use it."
- Manager Lennon, It is understood, is
opposed to the grounds because they do
not insure privacy, as the bluffs and
bridge would furnish vantage ground for
those who did not have the price, or
wanted to save it.
Marriage Licenses.
Joseph W. Evans, Maggie A. O'Leary.
Samuel Levin, Dora Perilstin.
SIETROPOL!T«IIi I3 3 Nan s dcM o
Two Holiday Performances Today.
Hatlnee ' TfM§B SffSHT" Last r=
Today. ■ t#«W#«lff» M Performance.
The Bluest and Best Show of the Seisin
Tomorrow—lnnes and His Band. Feb. 25 and
26—Jan Kube'.ik. Thursday— Naughty Anthony.
uKAfIU Orpheum Show
——...... ■ flclntyre & Heath,'- Joe
Washington's Welch, Les Agios Trio, Eliza-
R» lEfl,, beth: Murray- w- C - Fields.
Birthday »-.-. , The Serenaders, Macomber &
Matinee . Engleton, r The ;Union Catling
Today :r Guards. -
J°° ay Next Week
al 7° - ■£ "Mam'selle 'Awkins. ;
Tomorrow at 3 p. m. a Christian Science Lectura
by Ed. A. Kimball. . _ - ;
Matinee Daily. ■ ETsrUn;j3 at 8: 15 Seats
Last Two Times Today. ~7n*
Tomorrow— All Week. *q c
Wine,, Women and Song Co. —
High-Class Vaudevil!;. ./ Matins; Dally at 2:33
Evening Performance Will Commence at
8 O'Clcck. ..__,..
Dr. E. N. Ray,
7th and Wabasha, St. Paul, Minn.
Artificial Plates at all pricas. No charg* for
extracting. Filling 50 cents and up. Geld
Crowns and Bridge Work at lowest possibls
price. We are old established and rehabls.
No cheap work.
flrtlstiG PHowaDjs.
novelties. By
filing appointments you secure the per
sonal attention of Mr. Zimmerman. Tele
phone 1868 J-S.

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