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HAD KIDNEY TROUBLE Thousands Have Kidney Trouble and Never Suspect It. To Provs What Swamp-Root, the Great Kidney, Liver and Bladder Remedy Will do for YOU, Every Reader of The Globs May Have a Sample Bottle Sent FREE by Mail. $y _-,^Smt:^,. -^sfSt^W^ DR. KILMER & CO., Binghamton, N. Y. Yinton, lowa, July 15th, 1902. Gentlemen: My trouble began with pain in my stomach and back, so se vere that it seemed as if knives were cutting me. I was treated by two of the best physicians in the county, and consulted another. None of them sus pected that the cause of my trouble was kidney disease. They all told me that I had cancer of the stomach, and would die. I grew so weak that I could not walk any more than a child a month old, and I only weighed ninety pounds. One day my brother saw in a paper an article about Swamp- Root, the great kidney remedy. He bought .me a.. bottle at our drug store and I took it. My family could see a change in me for the better, so they obtained more and I continued the"use of Swamp-Root regularly. I was so weak and run down that it took considerable time to build me up again. I am now well, thanks to Swamp-Root, and weigh 148 pounds, and am keep ing house for my husband and brother. Swamp-Root cured me after the doctors had failed to do me a particle of good! * (Gertrude Warner Scott) '•^^iUc^M^^TllA^OO^Z Women suffer untold misery because the nature of their disease is not correctly understood; in many cases when doctoring they,.axe led to believe that womb trouble or female weakness of some sort is responsible for their ills, when, in fact, disordered kidneys are the chief cause of their distressing troubles. ■ *«- »*..,. ..»„ „„ The mild and extraordinary effect of the world-famous kidney and bladder remedy, Dr. Kilmer's Swamp-Root, is soon "reairz^fl. - It-stands the highest for Its wonderful cures of the most distressing cases. A trial will convince anyone—and you may have a sample bottle sent free, by mall. Sample Bottle of Swamp-Root Sent Free. EDITORIAL NOTE —You may have a- sample bottle of this wonderful remedy, Swamp-Root, sent absolutely free by mail, also a book telling all about Swamp-Root, and containing many of the thousands upon thousands of testimonial letters received from men and women who owe their good health, in fact, their very lives to the great curative properties of Swamp-Root. In writing to Dr. Kilmer & Co., Binghamton, N. V., be sure to say you read this generous offer in the St. Paul Daily Globe. If your are already convinced that Swamp-Root'"ls' what you need, you can purchase the regular fifty-cent and one-dollar size bottles at the drug stores everywhere. Don't make any mistake, but remember the name, Swamp-Root, Dr. Kilmer's Swamp-Root, and ,the address, Binghamton, N. V., on every bottle. ; City News. Benefit of Sunday School Library—The Young People's Society of the People's church will give an entertainment this evening in the church auditorium for the benefit of the Sunday school library. The farce "The Teak Sisters" will be pre sented by a cast of the members of the society. Engineer Breaks Leg—P. M. Smith, a railway engineer, fell and broke the lower part of his left leg on East Third street yesterday afternoon. He was taken to the city hospital and was not suffering severely. He is a stranger in the city, having arrived a few days ago. Funeral of J. M. Llchenberger—The fu neral of Jean M. Lichenberger. who died early yesterday morning at St. Luke's hospital, will take place Saturday morning from the rooms of the Friendly associa tion. Rev. C. D. Andrews, assisted by other St. Paul clergymen, will conduct the services. Interment will be at Oak land. Christian Endeavor Union to Mcct —The Quarterly meeting of the St. Paul Chris tian Endeavor union will be held this evening at the House of Hope Presby terian church. The Endeavorers will be addressed by Rev. H. V. Girler, of the First Methodist church. His subject will be "Personal Endeavor." Ready With Fine Spring Overcoats. $15, $20, $25 and $30—Coverts, Oxfords, blacks, at The Plymouth Clothing House. The Plymouth Special- is $15; we don't think it can be matched anywhere under YERXA We are cutting prices very deeply this week to reduce our stock. We will give double trading stamps in all departments except meat and sugar for the balance of this week. PEACHES—A carload of fancy California 25c Peaches, per can 12'/ 2 c APRICOTS —A carload of fancy Califor nia, 25c. nia 25c Apricots, per can 12'/ 2 c Fancy 15c June Peas for 9c Good Marrowfat Peas 5c Good Sweet Corn, per can 7c 3-lb cans Tomatoes, per can 9c 2 dozen good Eggs 25c Fancy Creamery Butter, per Ib 23c 1-lb jars Monarch Preserves. This is the highest grade brand on the market: C Grade, per dozen, $1.80; per jar 19c B Grade, whole fruit, per dozen, $2.40; per jar 22c 1-lb tins Fruit Jams, dozen, $1.00; per can 9c 2-lb cans Fancy June Peas, dozen $1.00; can 9c Snider's Catsup, pints, dozen, $2.10; bottle 19c Armour's Corned Beef, 2-lb, per can..200 Daisy Dustpans, 25c, for 15c Handy Fruit and Vegetable Slicers. .12'/ 2 c Glass Tumblers. t3ach 1j/ 2 c Armour's Soups, small cans 4c AH Greening Apples (worth 15c) per lb.lOc 4 pounds fancy Japan Rice 25c Imported Sardines, dozen, 90c; can.... 8c 8 bars Diamond C Soap 25c F. R. YERXI4 01, SEVENTH AMD CEDAB BTS. SAYS BAD WHISKY CAUSED MURDER Louis Carriveau, Sentenced to Hang, Asks Clemency Because Victim Sold It. L,ouis Carriveau, a condemned mur derer, asks that the death sentence be commuted to imprisonment for life on the ground that his victim sold him the poisoned whisky which In cited the murder. Carriveau is under sentence of death at Two Harbors for the murder of James Allen. The application filed by Carriveau reached the pardon board yesterday, and in the absence of Gov. Van Sant was brought to the attention of Chief Justice Start, one of the other mem bers of the board. Gov. Van Sant is expected home Fri day, and as soon as he arrives a special meeting of the pardon board will be called to consider the appli cation. Carriveau was convicted by a jury after a trial before Judge Cant, of St. Louis county, of murder in the first degree, and on Dec. 19 was sentenced to be hanged. The governor has not yet fixed the date of his execution. Carriveau on Oct. 8, 1902, instantly killed James Allen, a bartender at Knife River, by shooting him with a bullet from a rifles-. The evidence show ed the deed to have been a wanton murder, as Allen did nothing to Car riveau except to put him out of the saloon for-creating a disturbance. In his application for a commutation of sentence to life imprisonment, Car riveau-says: .—. "At the time of the killing I was completely under the influence of liq uor, and was not in any degree re sponsible for my acts. The liquor was furnished by the deceased, and was impure, poisonous, and made me crazy and wholly irresponsible." Carriveau is thirtynine years of age, a woodsman by occupation, and was born at St. : Bazile, Can. - - . * The transcript of- the evidence in the case, which must be before the par don board when the evidence is con sidered, is being turned out by the court stenographer but will not be ready for a week of ten days. * , ; -a**. '■ ' Mrs. Wins!owss : Soothing Syrup ', Has been used for over FIFTY YEARS by MILLIONS of MOTHERS for their CHIL DREN WHILE TEETHING, with PER FECT SUCCESS. It SOOTHES the CHILD. SOFTENS the GUMS, ALLAYS all PAIN; CURES WIND COLIC, and is the best remedy for DIARRHOEA. Sold ! by. Druggists in every : part of the world. t Ba sure and ask for "Mrs. Wlnslow's Soothing Syrup," and take no other kind. Twenty-five cents a bottle. . . :—'" , ' -■■-—-• __ Two T New Assistants. WASHINGTON, D. .C. , Feb. 25.—The president today sent the following nomina tions to the senate: . Frank L. Campbell, Ohio, assistant surveyor general; Melville W. Miller, Indiana, assistant secretary of the interior. " '-- --■-,-.- ;>-.". *y% se&sondJ)le JL reasonable force ■ ' ■ :- ' - „■ - '* ...... - " ■ WILLTRYTOCETTHE INSURANCE RATES LOWERED Fire Board Asks Commis sioner Dearth to Furnish Figures Showing Profits and Losses of Local Insur ance Companies During the Year 1902. Commissioner Freeman, of the board of fire commissioners, introduced at the meeting of the board last evening a resolution calling- on Insurance Com missioner Dearth to furnish the com missioners with figures showing the premiums paid to, and the losses sus tained by the insurance companies in St. Paul during 1902. "What are you going to do?" queried Commissioner Clarkin. "I'm going to get the insurance rates down if I can," replied Mr. Freeman. "As I understand it, the companies have had a very prosperous year in this city, and there is no reason why the rates should be so high." The resolution was adopted without dissent, and when the figures from the insurance commissioner reach the board there may be "something doing." The commissioners looked over the annual report, which will be presented to the mayor and common council within the next few days, and decided to reiterate the demands made by them in their report of 1901. In addition to these demands, the board will also rec ommend the placing of a second-sizs engine in the house at Payne avenue and York street, and the establishment of a hook and ladder truck and com pany in the house at Marion and Ed mund streets. Chief Jackson, in his report to the board, said: Fire Protection Inadequate. "Fire protection in the Sixth, Sev enth and Eighth wards is inadequate, and there has been no increase of ap paratus in these districts since they were first organized." He also recom mended the placing of an engine at Payne avenue and York street, and a hook and ladder truck at Edmund and Marion streets. W. S. Nott & Co., of Minneapolis, wrote the board to inquire about the proposed purchase of a new engine, and wound up the letter by saying: "We hope to get a reply with youi business address so as to enable us to locate you." Master Mechanic Wheeler reported that one of the flues to Engine No. 14, located at Merriam Park, had blown out while the apparatus was at a fire, and this was the eighth flue in' the boiler that had been plugged. "It is unreliable for service," was the com ment of the master mechanic. The question of purchasing a new engine to replace this piece of appara tus will be settled at the next meeting. The secretary reported a balance of $166,002 on hand, after paying the February pay roll of $15,026. The placing of a hose wagon In No. 3 house, on George street, to take ■ tha place of the chemical now in use there, was laid over. Commissioner Ctetrkfn made the point that the water mains in a portion of the Sixth ward were so small that it would be impossible to use the hose without an engine. WILL WAIT A WHILE BEFORE DECIDING J. C. Michael Is to Take Time in Se- lecting His Assistants. "What you hear now and see in some of the papers regarding my staff is pure speculation. I have not decided on any of my assistants, and shall not until the street lighting case which is now in court is disposed of. That will probably not be until Friday, and then I will want several days to con sider." This Is the way Corporation Attor ney-elect Michael last night dismissed the gossip now being indulged in anent his official family. He is engaged in representing the Cleveland Vapor Lighting company in a case now pend ing against it in the district court, and says he is too busy with that to even think of an assistant. The retention of Thomas McDermott as first assistant, the appointment of David Peebles and R. D. O'Brien as second and third assistants, are un permost in the gossip now being in dulged in, but Mr. Michael refuses in any way to talk, except to characterize the whole thing as speculation. Henry W. Cory and Judge Egan arp among those suggested for police at torney, but Mr. Michael's terse com ment on these would indicate that there is nothing in th§ rumors. Members of the cduncil say that Mr. Michael took the office entirely unhampered, and any suggestions that they may make can only be taken in the line of polite requests to be ac ceded to or turned down as Mr Mi chael sees fit. They are not insisting Ten new applications, all from young attorneys, have been received by Mr Michael since he was elected. They all want to be assistants. Ciothe Your Boys at The Plymouth. Correct dress from head to foot. TRAINS DELAYED BY WRECK IN DEPOT YARDS Rock Island Freight and Milwaukee Mail Trains Haye Serious Collision. Two engines were badly damaged In a head-end collision in the union de pot yards yesterday morning at 8:30 o'clock, when the fast mail train on the Milwaukee road crashed into a Rock Island freight engine. Engineer Frank Dunn and Fireman Smith, of the Milwaukee train, escaped death by jumping just before the two. large lo comotives collided. The fast mail train, known as No. 57, was about forty minutes late. A Rock Island switching crew took ad vantage of the delay of No. 57 to get out one of its freight trains. The switch engine, with Its long line of cars, had just pulled on the main track, when the Milwaukee train rounded the curve at the entrance of the union depot yards. Engineer Dunn, realizing the Im pending danger, closed the throttle and put on the air brakes. This slow ed down the heavy mail train, but not in time to prevent the collision. As soon as Dunn saw that the smash up was inevitable, he jumped, and was followed by Smith. The engineer of the Rock Island train stuck to his post, and escaped without injury. The force of the collision was so great that it threw the large Milwau kee locomotive from the track, com pletely dismantling it. The switch engine was also badly wrecked. Traf fic on the main line was delayed for over two hours, arvd the Pioneer Lam ited, which followed the fast mail, did not reach the union depot until after i 10 o'clock. KEEPS Hfe RELATIVES IN AN UNEASY STATE ' i I Walter Western* Who Starts Early Morning Firies, Is in Hospital. Walter Weston, a machinist, fifty nine years old, is^at the detention hos pital, having been committed there after an examination in the probata court yesterday fefternoon. Excessive use. of alc°hqll;r|4 sajj to be responsi ble for" *Weslii?i unfortunate condi tion. , During the past four years Weston has been suffering from delusions, and at times his condition has bee'ri such as'to endanger the lives of others. He frequently remains out until 3 or 4 o'clock in' the morning, after which he returns to his home and insists on building a roaring fire in the stoves. Hie-ppoHiiseuous use #f kerosene in the starting of fires has kept his Rela tives m corratant fear that something might happen, and application was made to have him examined by the probate judge. He will be kept at ths detention hospital for a time, and should -he «how no signs of improve ment, he will be committed to the asy lum at Rochester. OWL CARS WILL START MARCH I M. D. Munn Notifies Council That Ordinance Will Be Complied With. The street-car company has decided to operate an all-night service on all car lines in St. Paul with the excep tion of the union depot, Stryker ave nue and possibly the South Wabasha street lines. The service will go into effect March 1. This is the 'statement M. D. Munn, head counsel for the street car com pany, made to a number of the mem bers of the ctouneil at the city hatf yesterday, and he added that the ordi najice would t>e fully complied with as soon as everything could be gotten in running order. Mr. Munn expressed doubt as to the experiment on some of the lines, but informed the members that the com pany was going to give the new serv ice a thorough test. The first day of March falls on Sunday, and it is prob able that the service will not be put into effect until Monday night. It was jokingly suggested to Mr. Munn by some of the members that the company inaugurate the new sys tem by furnishing the council with a special car and let them take the first trip. ASH WEDNESDAY WAS GENERALLY OBSERVED Services Held in Catholic and Episco pal Churches. Ash Wednesday observance In the Roman Catholic and Episcopal churches was general throughout the city yesterday. Morning services were held at 10 o'clock in Nearly all, if not all of these churches, and for the ben efit of those members of the "Episco pal churches who are engaged in busi ness, noonday service was held at 93 East Sixth street. The service was conducted by Bishop Edsall and was so largely attended that the seventy five chairs provided were insufficient and more than fifty persons were com pelled to stand in the rear of the room! . ... _ The address of Bishop Eds.all was devoted to explanation of the signtfi "Cance of Lent and the duties which it imposes upon members of the church. The noonday services will be held daily throughout Lent. At the morning service 'in the Cath edral there was a large attendance. The service was conducted by Arch bishop Ireland. Father Lawler preach ed the sermon,, his subject being the importance of self-denial. -Stop that Head Cold in 10 Minutes— or it will develop into chronic catarrh. Dr. Agnew's, £ujtarrhal Powder stops cold hi the hes.l in ten minutes, and relieves most, acute and deep seated catarrh after.^oae application. Cures quickly and permanently. "I have used Dr. Agnew's Caiarrhal Powder with best results. It is a great remedy, and I never cease recommending it." John E. Dell. Pauldarrg. 0.—23. PARTNERSHIP HAS SHORT DURATION Max Cohen and Jacob Goldstein Fail to Work in Harmony. A partnership which existed two| weeks resulted In a law suit between Max Cohen and Jacob Goldstein, which was tried before Judge Finehout and a jury in the civil division of the mu nicipal court yesterday. Cohen and Goldstein formed a part nership and engaged in the business of gathering up old barrels and mak ing them over into "new ones." At the end of two weeks trouble arose be tween the partners regarding a settle ment, and suit was commenced by Co hen in Justice Hoffs court, in which the plaintiff demanded an accounting. Justice Hoff rendered a decision in favor of Cohen for $28.30, and the de cision was sustained by the jury which heard the case in Judge Finehout;s court yesterday. _ " The Plymouth Clothing House. Correct dreas from head to foot. LEGISLATORS LEASE IRON MINING LANDS Five^ of Ther&.Secure Property in Vi cinity 1"'of Two Harbors. The state, la ,getting" back some of the easy mpjiey paid to members of the legislature as per diem. Several mefrabers have been struck with the iron mining craze, and the state treasury has been enriched $175 by five members of the legislative branch of the. government taking out mineral leases. The leases secured yesterday were all on the Highland range, in the vi cinity of Tw,6: Harbors, and each lease cost, $25. ./, Those securing leases were B. S. Bennet*. T. Ti Dfsthun, George E. Per ley, H. E. Fryberger and H. D. Camp, bell. The laSt "faentionad paid $75 for three leases," C. A. Pidgeon, clerk of the supreme court, also secured two leases. ". . . — '. — '— — -4^_ — : — ■_ —! — _ J ■.' • ■ Trading' Stamp Case Dismissed. ':-; T After a jury, had been , empaneled and one witness examine* in the suit brought by; the >People's Tea and Coffee , company ■against the St. Paul Trading Stamp com pany, the case was -.'dismissed at the re quest* of the plaintiff. The ; plaintiff al leged that its supply of . stamps had been cut off, and brought suit for damages in ; the sum of $2,230; i/The defense was that "the plaintiff nad viola ted ih« contract I made ; with the company by giving out ( stamps \on - credit : sales.. whereas the ■ con tract provides that the stamps are to be , given s out only - on ; cash sales. . - ;- i . - * ■ . - :. MASONSTOCONSIDER PROJECT OF HOME NEXT YEAR Grand Lodge Appoints Com mittee to Investigate Pro posed Plan for Establish ment of New Institution and Will Take Up Matter a Year Hence—Officers Are Elected. The grand lodge of Masons, which was in session yesterday at Masonic hall, West Sixth street, decided to take no action on the project of estab lishing a state home for the order. On the suggestion of the committee ap pointed to consider the matter it was referred to a special committte which will, during the year, make a careful study of the proposition and will as certain the opinion prevailing among all the subordinate lodges of the state in regard to it. The committee which Is to be appointed, will report to the next session of the grand lodge a year hence.. After the transaction of regular routine business the time of the grand lodge was devoted to the election and installation of grand officers. The en tire afternoon, from 2 o'clock till after 6, was occupied with the selection of officers, and it was not till after 7 o'clock that the installation ceremo nies were completed and lodge ad journed. Past Grand Master A. D. Countryman acted as installing of ficer. Eleven Lodges Admitted. Among other business matters at tended was the admission into the lodge of 11 new lodges in different towns of the state. The secretary's report showed that the membership of the Masons in Minnesota amounts to 18,650 and that there are 239 lodges. During the year the increase in mem bership was over 1,000. The grand officers elected were the following: M. W. G. M., Henry R. Adams, Minneapolis; R. W. D. G. M., William A. McManigle, Duluth; R. W. Sr. Warden, H. M. Tusler, St. Paul; R. W. Jr. Gr. Warden, Thomas Mor ris, Crookston; R. W. Gr. Treasurer,, David W. Knowlton, Minneapolis; R. W. Gr. Secretary, Thomas Montgom ery, St. Paul. The following grand officers were appointed: W. Gr. Orator, John C. Bennett, St. Paul; W. Gr. Chaplain, A. G. Pinkham, Owatonria; W. Sr. Gr. Deacon, Joseph H. Johnson, Minne apolis; W. Jr. Gr. Deacon, Gustaf Widell, Mankato; W. Gr. Marshal, Charles L. Sawyer, Minneapolis; W. Gr. Standard Bearer, John D. Carroll, Newport; W. Gr. Sword Bearer, R. A. W.! McLeod, Lake City; W. Sr. Gr. Steward, H. W. Hndrickson, Monte video; W. J. Gr. Steward, Edwin H. Foot, Red Wing; W. Gr. Pursuivant, E. E. Swan, Stewart; W. Gr. Tyler, Charles J. Kruger, St. Paul. Only three of the officers chosen yesterday were re-elected or reap pointed. They are: Thomas Mont gomery, David W. Knowlton and Charles J. Kruger. A. D. Countryman, retiring grand master, received a large complimentary vote. The "Standlsh" Soft Hat, $3. A very dressy hat for young men; black, steel and pearl shades; a $4 hat for $3 The Plymouth Clothing House. MINNESOTA HAS THE BEST OF THE WEATHER Basks in the Sunlight While Snow Falls in Texas. The usual order In the weather con ditions seems at present to be re versed. Minnesota is enjoying: spring weather and a still farther rising tem perature is promised by the local me teorologist. Down in Northern New Mexico and Western Kansas the snow was falling yesterday, and copious rains fell in Texas and Oklahoma. The current temperature for St. Paul yesterday was 18 above the zero mark, and the lowest 10 above. All the per ceptible storm conditions are centered in the southwest, with the north re markably clear. To those who have cause to specu late as to the probable sort of weath er to be expected in March, a brief resume of the conditions of that month for the past thirty-two years may be of Interest. The warmest March in that period was that of 1878, with an average temperature of 44 above; the coldest was that of '88. which averaged but 18. The highest March temperature reg istered in that time was 76 on March 17, 1874; the lowest was 22 below zero on the 4th, 1873. In those thirty-two years the mean, or normal temperature, has been 28 above zero. The greatest amount of snowfall re corded in any twenty-four consecutive hours (this record extending back to the winter of 1884-5, only) was 12.8 inches on the night of the 11th and 12th of March, 1899. March ia that time has averaged 9 clear days a month, 11 partly cloudy and 11 totally cloudy days. March's prevailing winds are from the northwest; and the highest veloc ity ever attained by the wind in any March was 48 miles an hour from the west on March 9, 1892. Fined for Employing Children. Henry Grunhagen, proprietor of the Elk laundry, paid a fine of $20 in po lice court yesterday for violating the child labor law. He employed Annie and Mary Meuller in the laundry, aged thirteen and fifteen years. The arresv of Grunhagen was caused by Factory Inspector Julius Moersch. GRAINO V 1 THE PURE V J GRAIN COFFEE In comparing Grain-O and coffee remember that while the taste is the same Grain-O gives health and strength while coffee shatters the nervous system and breeds disease of the digestive organs. Thinking psople prefer Grain-O and its ben erits. TRY IT TO-DAY. At grocers everywhere; 15c and 95c per p*ck*ge. . St. ; Paul's Silk-Selling Store. Field, Scblick $ go. - Entrances—Wabasha, Fourth, Fifth and St. Peter Sts. ¥*5 ET^ Or twenty-dollar new *O»v>v Spring' suits SnS.t ni nit fPftft"* sUits^orVect spring styles and as handsome as you'd expect to find 25.00 ones.. ; The cloths in this lot are fine cheviots homesnun* and fancy mixtures. The. styles are the newest blouse? plaited skirt Now there are only 45 of these suits—they are _ . new—they are worth 20.00—they are up to tha W W* /#^ minute in fashion—how long will they last m mji kk I 8 at Ij«JV At this absurdly little price we- must make a small charge for altera tions when necessary. Opening sale wash cottons In the great Domestic Department. A grand special Thursday offer ... 500 shirt waist patterns, full length, and of the most beautiful new spring fabrics— Jf IFlliff^ most excellent I2^c and 15c a yard qualities. lII\LJPfL The full pattern lJl^ hiS \°\u printed Madras, Ginghams, fine Cambrics, Percales, etc all Sacl ndote%?d ea Btt cr ripS antltX are In the WWte gr°UndS With black ° col°red Quite a few of -these patterns are worth 50c—500 won't last long—Come early. A sock event for men High-grade, imported o; n a « _ r plain and fancy 1X P&irS *Or Socks 1.00 This is the first opportunity you've had this year to buy the highest novelties in new spring and summer hosiery, and don't miss it! Now. the quantity is not very large, these good things mostly come in small packages—but they are good ! For example there are Silk embroidered hose—all-over polka dots—black with silk embroidered stripes—black with silk embroidered coin spots—fancy stripe lisle—new^ ver tical stripe effects—plain tan and black maco of high quality—tan with white ingrain feet Every kin* of good sock is here and all of European make. Instead of 35c or 25c, as they should be, they are today »*»«•» Six pairs for one dollar. SWAGGER WON'T CO WITH UNCLE SAM "Tough" City Youths Who Apply to Naval Recruiting Officer Fail to Pass. The naval officers In charge of re cruiting for the navy, who opened an office in the government building re cently, have had a rather unexpected rush of applicants for enlistment. In fact, the record has been broken. No city in the country has presented so many applicants for enlistment within so short a period. There are some very good object lessons in the methods employed by this recruiting staff. The petty offi cers and seamen of the regular serv ice sent here to show the young men what a real petty officer of the United States navy looks like, and what dig nity may be achieved by even a bell bottomed, swaggering A. 8., seem to suggest to the advanced theorists of Toughtown that the real thing to do in attempting to convince Uncle Sam of your worth as a fighting man is to swagger hard, smoke Vesuviusly and swear prodigiously. No more agre gious error could be made. Out in the halls of the government building yesterday morning there were scores of rejected young men, every last one of them smoking cigarettes, chewing tobacco, or telling stories that would have put Rabelais in the prehis toric discard. Through this crowd occasionally crept an awkward, -big-boned boy from the country, woefully embarrassed be cause he could neither swear with ease like the embryo sailormen about him, nor roll cigarettes with one hand like the sure-thing quartermasters hanging over the rail. The boy from the country was diffi dent. He had difficulty in remember ing his age, whether his father was an American citizen, or whether he had ever declared his intentions. But nine times out of ten he proved to be sound of wind and limb, to have teeth that would masticate sole leather in a tight place where leather might be consid ered a delicacy; and when he spoke to the senior officer he said "Sir," which goes a long way with a naval recruit ing officer, because it is just so much eliminated from the proDlem of future instruction. Moreover, the farm boy admitted that he did not care much for smoking or chewing, that he had never drank whisky, that he was tem perate in almost every direction, and that he wanted to serve his country because he had read of the exploits of Paul Jones. Thus it comes about that, while the metropolitan youth is waiting in won der for the approval of the recruiting officer, the boy from the rural region becomes a servant of the government forthwith, and starts with nothing op posite his name in the form of a hand icap. The percentage of rejections is suf ficiently impressive. It shows that the boy with the swaggering front, the cigarette-stained fingers, the alcoholic breath and the tough air, is not the sort of boy most likely to find favor in the eyes of a naval recruiting offi cer. That so large a number of the unfit class has been presented may be ascribed to the prevalence of a popu lar but now quite obsolete idea of the requirements of the service. The "Standlsh" Derby, $3. No $4 hat can be better. Correct spring shapes. The Plymouth Clothing House. SMALLPOX INCREASES THROUGHOUT THE STATE Wright County Heads the List With 24 New Cases Last Week, There was an Increase of twenty flve new cases of smallpox reported to the state board of health for the week ending Feb. 23, as compared with the report of the previous week. The report for the last week shows 18S new cases and one death. The death occurred in Columbia county, which is the new county organized out of Polk county in December last. "Wright county heads the list in the number of new cases, twenty-four be ing reported, of which twelve are in French I..a.ke township and eight in Al bion township, Hubbard county has sixteen cases, all in Clay township. Me Leod county has fifteen in Perm town ship. Pine eight, all but one being in Pine City. There are three cases in Minneapo lis and seven in St. Paul. The cases reported from other counties are: Anoka, 2; Benton, 8; Blue Earth, 6; Carver, 4; Columbia, 2; Douglass 2- Grant, 5; Polk, 6; Renville, 6; Roseau, 13; Steele, 4; Steams, 10; Washington, 6; Kittson, 2; Meeker, 3; Morrison, 5; Murray, 2; Yellow Medicine, 12. Deposits made on or before March 5 will receive one month's interest on 6 pr T l\, k-,. Security Trust Company, N. x. Lire Blag. STREET CLEANING FORCE GETS BUSY Laborers Encounter a Mass of tho Stickiest Kind of Mud. City Engineer Rundlett had a big force of men out yesterday taking care of the mud besmeared streets, but about all that could be done was to keep the gutters clear to allow the flow of water into th(* catch-basins. The warmth caused the melted snow and ice to flow in rivers, and laborers had to be kept continually at work to prevent it flowing over the walks and into cellars. Yesterday morning a steamer had to be called into requisition to clear some of the catch-basins. They were choked with ice and snow, and refused to give way to a pick and shovel. The streets, especially the crossings, were a mass of mud that stuck to ev erything, and was carried into the stores, much to the disgust of the own ers. Crossings were kept clear as far as possible, but under the effects of countless feet and the steep grades the semi-liquid stream was carried back as fast as it was removed. The present spell is only temporary, but if it continues any length of time, a large crew of men will be put to work carrying the filth and snow away in wagons. The World-Renowned Knox Hats. The Plymouth Clothing House, sole agents. GASOLINE CAUSES EXPLOSION IN SEWER Men Repairing Manhole at Fifth and St. Peter Have Narrow Escape. An explosion of a gasoline lamp at noon yesterday in the large sewer at Fifth and St. Peter streets endangered the lives of nine workmen, who were repairing the brick manhole near the Windsor hotel. The men were all at work underground, each carrying a candle or a gasoline lump. One of the lamps leaked and 'the gasoline came in contact with the flame of a candle. The explosion fol lowed, blowing out all the lights. None of the men were injured, but for a while it was feared that the explo sion had caused a cave-in of the sewer. COSMETICS, PAINTS AND POWDERS May cover up outward evidences of inter nal derangements but they cannot give real beauty. Rea Bros.' Cascarin gives the skin a smooth velvet finish, adds gloss to the hair and lustre to the eyes. Cures torpid liver, gall stones, indigestion and dyspepsia. At leading druggists, price 50 cents. A Telephone Service to be valuable and meet the requirements of business, must have not only ALL the local sub scribers, but have also a complete long distance service. 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