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THE SUFFERING POOR.
How Their Wants Multiply and Their Ee
sources Decrease at the Approach
Conquered "by Cteld and Hunsrer They
Brood Over Their Condition to Become
Socialists or Criminals.
Work Done by the Belief Society In
Supplying Food and clothing to
The Case of an Unfortunate Dakota
Family Out of Work and Out of
EMEMBER, **T h c
i imor are always
with you." Although
spoken a long time
ago this is one of the
axioms of life, and at
«'<o time of year is it
-.ought home with
such force as during
the first few cold
weeks of the fall and
winter. People who
are poor can manage
to get through the
summer very well, if
so inclined. All sorts
of employment can
then be obtained, and j
veiy little clothing is absolutely necessary
to keep one comfortable. But a double
calamity strikes the poor man with the first
cold snap of winter. Not only is he likely
to be thrown oat of employment losing
the scanty income with wuich he has eked
out a livins through the summer, but at
the same time all the wants of winter stare
him in the face. He wants clothing to keep
the wife and babies warm. He wants
wood or coal to make habitable the place
for which he pays rent In this, too. ap
pears as a satire on life, the curious anom
aly, that because a man is poor he must
BFCEIVED WITH THANKS.
live in a shell which any amount of fuel
will not make comfortable.
But these people must be fed and kept
wann.andjone of the bright spots on the great
panorama is that there are people who give
from their abundance, others who give from
much less, and others who donate their
time to prevent suffering among the needy
people of the city. * .
The one place in this city where the poor
apply for help is at the Relief society's
rooms on Ninth street For the past few
days applications for aid have been so many
that Mr. Hall, the secretary, has not even
had time to go to his meals. At any hour
in the day one can see several women.hov
ering over the register in the hall as if glad
of the opportunity to get thoroughly warm.
They are thinly clad and have faces
worn with care, if not pinched with
actual want. Mr. Hall hears each one's
story separately in his office and makes a
note of it in a big book, that a record may
A HARD WINTER.
be had at a future time, if a second appli
cation is made, and that the story can
be verified by actual investigation. Some
times children accompany their mothers
and want clothing, shoes, etc., a stock of
second-hand articles of this sort being al
ways on hand which are freely given to
the deserving. An idea of the work done
can be had from the fact that 1,525 persons
have asked for aid since Jan. 20, nearly
all of whom have been helped in one way
or another. Many of these people came
from homes of actual want, where starva
tion stares them in the face, The people
asking for help are mostly Swedes, Nor
wegians. Germans and Irish, the latter
class being quite numerous. They com
plain of late that work cannot be
had, the cold weather having
caused many laborers to become,
idle. Nor do all the poor ask for help.
Some are too proud, and others think that
something will turn up to help them out of
their misery. But there are very few peo
ple in the world who cannot be conquered
by cold and hunger and will then ask for
help. A sample case of poverty was found
accidentally by a reporter. A Swede la
borer was confined in his shanty by sickness,
with a wife and five small children depend
ent upon him. The baby was sick and all
the children in the merest apologies for
clothes. Their pinched faces plainly
showed that they had not had enough to
eat and a look into their great craving,
hungry eyes would not soon be forgotten.
The house — if, indeed, it could be called a
— was a mere shell aud, while a
broken stove was led by what wood
the mother and children could find,
it was impossible to stay in the place
five minutes without chattering teeth. The
want, the wretchedness, the misery of such
unfortunate human beings is inexpressible,
and had not the case already fallen under
the notice of some charitable ladies this
family would soon have been subjects for
the coroner. Nor are the most wretched
people always to be found in houses. Many
a room is rented and occupied by some poor
woman or girl, or even family, who go
without the necessaries of life; strangers
arrive in the city "dead broke" and become
objects of charity if found out at all. A
most sad case of poverty and misfortune
has just been brought to light A few
weeks ago a Scotch woman, Mrs. McDon
ald, came with three young children to St
Paul and was assisted to begin living in a
single room by the society. She left her
husband and six children at Sims, Dak., to
TUIiEE ABE CASES LIKE THIS.
come here, so that her children could go to
school and where she could earn something
herself. They had lived in Pennsylvania,
her husband being a miner. but
work giving out they went to Da
kota, where he and his two sons, 15 and 19,
yeas old, walked three miles every to
work in the mines. The low wages was
not enough to suoport the family, so she
received money from her daughter, a
domestic in the. East, to bring her to St
Paul. She took care of a seven-months-old
baby, did washing and was doing welL
Friday she got a telegram from Dakota,
given her at the depot and was told that
her husband and the . two boys had been
badly f rozi in a blizzard and wanted her
at home. Without reading the message j
she went to Mr. Hal., who- suuoosiug she
£HE ST. PAUL DAILY GLOBK SUNDAY MOKOTRa NOVEMBER 28, 188^-TWSitf^ FAGES.
knew its contents, read aloud that her two
boys were frozen to death and that her hus
band's feet were frozen, lt was a hard
blow for ono in her circumstance?. Mr.
Hail visited the railroad officers in her
interest, and secured her a pass to visit her
husband and she left Friday night An
inspection of some localities in the city,
showing huts full of half starred and half
clothed men. women and children within a
very short distance of au elegant residence
containing all the comforts and luxuries of
civilization, makes one think that there is a
screw loose in the world somewhere and
that things are not evenly divided. Some
people do not wonder that, brooding
over these conditions, men become socialists
anarchists, thieves and robbers. \ A trip
AT THE STATION.
through some of the poorer sections of the
city will reveal to any one details of poverty,
of hunger, cold and want that will cause
even a heart of stone to melt, and leave
empty pockets for the tender-hearted. But
one-half the world does not know how the
other half lives. A group of the absolutely
homeless can be seen any night at the cen
tral police station, where lodging is eagerly
sought by tramps and unfortunates who are
warmed and fed spariugly from the city's
ample revenue. Men without money are
not allowed to do much loafing in saloons,
but at the Gospel Temperance rooms on
Seventh street on any cold day can be seen
a group of men who are glad of an oppor
tunity to get warm, and they sit about the
stove as it storing up heat to serve them on
their next trip in the open air.
WE \EVIR NLKEP.
The Minneapolis detectives naturally
pick up the "fly English" or jargon of the
crooks and "smart people" they are obliged
to associate with more or less. It is cus
tomary for those who are not out on hunts
to meet at their office, at the city hall, in
the evening, where they sometimes com
pare notes and talk over cases. Then their
conversations run like this:
Detective Lawrence — Well, I did not
tin up much to-day. Things seem to be
coining on foot.
Detective Doyle saw two new people
to-day from Chicago. I see 'em down in
front of a dead rabbit joint, and pipes 'em.
Detective Quinlan — What's their graft?
Detective Doyle l thing they were box
men. MebDe they were leather-pullers,
though. They had the long stulf, but
were cold mugs.
Detective King l'll bet they were the
same two marks I stagged, and I gave a
tongue banging to. Both had top pieces
and Bennies, didn't they? The same two.
One was all swelled up aud the other, the
little one. had his package with him.
Detective Harvey — Who were those two
that went up ten days?
Lawrence Why they gingered a house
in North Minneapolis, and I shook "em
down. One of the flatties give me the
Detective John Hoy l've got a couple
more night workers' mugs for the gallery.
They do strong arm work once in awhile
for a change.
Detective Hankinson thawed a hobo
to-day and I think I'm dead on to the plant
of that East side job if I ain't queered.
Detective Lawrence — Are all you going?
Well. let the last man slough the jigger.
Officer Needham says: "B'gosh, talkin'
about steers, I wish you boys could hey'
seen the briudle one I raised. Father says.
says he. 'Albert what are you going to do
with that steer?' I sez. 'Break him," an' I
did. but I tell you he was a powerful hard
critter t"> break. I hitched him to a stun
boat. and had the old mare to lead him.
Tiie old mare was a good 'tin, Morgan
stock. Wish you could see the colt we
raised out of her. Well, sir, it was Sunday
afternoon, an' 1 got along all right until I
happened to go down a bill. The steer
give a bellow, an' sticks the old mare with
his horns, an' away we went. 1 couldn't
do nothin' but hold on, an' gol dura me if
we didn't go kittin' up the main street of
Rockford just ez -testing was lettin' out
It was a give away on rue. I tell you, to let
the hull town know 1 wasbteakiu' steers on
A good story is told at the expense of Offi
cer De Haven. There is a half
breed newsboy known by the nick
name of "Sitting Bull." The other
night his mother was taken sud
denly sick and he- was sent after a doctor.
He went on a ruu. and was mistaken for a
fleeing thief, or an escaping bank robber by
the watchful, but imaginative De Haven,
who started in pursuit at as fast a rate as
lis buffalo overcoat would permit. The
agile newsboy splinted nierily away, and
the race was an interesting one until De
Haven shot head first into a snow bank.
As lie regained his feet he pulled his gun
and blazed away, but "Sitting Bull," a
100 yards away, twirled his fingers on his
nose and shouted back, "Let 'er go, Gal
C. 11. Curtiss, who is usually chairman
of some committee from Plummer post
likes to talk over army reminiscences with
A. J. Creigh. and one of his descriptions
of a battle discounts a visit to the panorama
of the Battle of Atlanta and docs not cost
Officer Bean, who is detailed for duty at
headquarters, diverts the wee hours of the
morning of monotony by reading the novel
"St Elmo." He has come to the conclusion '
that if "that girl marries him she is a
It is again reported that Sergt Tom Nel
son intends to marry. He no longer takes
the trouble to deny these reports.
Officer Al Marsh, while on duty, is a .
picture of vigilance faithful unto death.
"Policman No. 11" recently arrested a ;
man who was trying to beat a leastaurant- '
keeper out of 15 cents, and made him give
up a quarter.
Jim Allen is again back on his old Nic
ollet avenue beat.
Capt Peter McKernan — I am delighted
to see that Joe Mannix has joined the White
Officer McNulty says he does not take
his orders from the "Twin City detec
Charlie Kingsley has not sprinkled lock
up alley lately.
Officer Jack Leonard holds down the
Clark house beat by sheer force of avoirdu
Jack Caldwell recently appeared on duty
with a gorgeous necktie that attracts gen
License Inspector Tom Kelly expects to
come out soon in a sealskin overcoat.
Detective John Sullivan wears the' finest j
diamonds of any one on the force.
Officer Paul Mouso is the only one who
puts out the fifty-pound dumb-bells while
smoking an East Minneapolis cigar.
Officer Mike Kennedy lreland was Ire
land when England was a pup. D'yez hear
Col. McGuire, of the "Limited," expects
to organize his force soon.
Officer John Schroeder denies the truth
of the snake stories that are told on him.
Officer Johnson recently stopped a runa
way hack team by simply stepping before
them and showing his star.
Officer Truewortgy has-, at last got that
oil cloth tacked down in police headquar
Maj. Lan dberg denies that he wants to be
a deputy sheriff. -,\' '
Of Interest to the Ladies.
Ladies are frequently puzzled to know
just what art cles of wear are most suitable
for gentlemen, especially in selecting pres
ents. A feature of handling nothing but
just what is most appropriate for gentle- j
men is the rule of Messrs. Goyer Brothers, J
137 East Third street, where the largest
and most select stock of men's furnishings
can be found. #
Popular Dry Goods House,
Nicollet Avenue, Corner Third Street, Minneapolis.
A WEEK OP BARGAINS !
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Such As Will Make The Welkin Ring!
Preparatory to our Exhibit of Holiday Novelties, we shall be forced to still further reduce our enormous stock of "Regular Goods" in every
department. In order to do this successfully, we are fully aware that great concessions must be made, and to that end have
marked down some of the most desirable goods to from two-thirds to one-half of their real value.
prices SHORN 0? PROFITS.
See the difference between
the Prices as they were and
as they are:
2K-snch Black French Coney, was 48c, is
38c per yard,
3-inch Black French Coney, was 62c, is 50c
3>£-inch Black French Coney, was 75c, is
60c per yard.
4-inch Black French Coney, was 87c, is 70c
5-inch Black French Coney, was $1, is 85c
6-inch Black French Coney, was 51.25, is
$1 per yard.
2-inch Black Russian Hare, was 60c, is 45c
3- inch Black Russian Hare, was 75c, is 65c
4-inch Black Russian Hare, was Sl, is 90c
6-inch Black Russian Hare, was $1.40, is
51.25 per yard.
8-inch Black Russian Hare, was $1.85, is
SI.CO per yard.
2-inch Nutria Back, XX, was 75c, is 65c
3-inch Nutria Back, XX, was $1, is 90c
2-inch Nutria Back, XXXX, was $1.15, is
£1 per yard.
3-inch Nutria Back, XXXX, was $1.65, is
$1.50 per yard.
4-inch Nutria Back, XXXX. was $2.25, is
$9 per yard.
2-inch Raccoon, XX, was 51.30, is $1.10
2-inch Raccoon, XXXX, was $1.70, is
$1.50 per yard.
2>_-inch Raccoon, XXXX, was $2.25, is
$2 per yard.
2-inch Light Arctic Lynx (special), was
61, is 63c per yard.
2-inch Light Arctic Lynx, XXXX, was
31.25. is $1 per yard.
3-inch Light Arctic Lynx, XXXX, was
$1,75. is $1 . r O per yard.
l}_-iuch Pale Fox, XXXX, was $2.50, is
52 per yard.
2-inch Gray Fox, XXXX, was $2.85, is
$2.50 per yard.
2-inch Wildcat XXXX, was $2.60. is
52.25 per yard.
3-inch Nutria, with balls, was $3.50, is
$3.15 per yard.
3-inch Oppo3sum. with tail, was $3.75, is
$3.25 per yard.
3-inch Black Russian Hare, with tails, was
$2.20, is $1.85 per } ard.
2-inch Lynx Back, with tails, was $5, is
$4.65 per yard.
2-inch Silver Gray Russian Hare, was $1.25.
is Sl per yard.
224-inch Silver Gray Russian Hare, was
$1.50, is $1.25 per yard.
The above represents the
finest display of fur ever
shown in this city, and the
prices the lowest ever
In all the new and desirable
shades, at prices
LOWER THAN EVER BEFORE.
One lot Feather Trimmings;
would be excellent value for
$1.25; for this sale 85c.
An examination solicited.
Black ani Colored Silks, Plushes and Velvets !
We ask Special Attention This Week.
i WOOL DRESS FABRICS.
Every desirable fabric of the season, at wonderfully low prices.
All wool Serges, in beautiful mixtures, 25c per yard.
44-inch Fancy and -plain Gilbert Suitings, in numerous and most
choice patterns, 56c per yard, never a yard sold for less than $1.
44-inch black and white Gilbert Suitings in hair-line stripes, checks
i and mixtures, 75c per yard, reduced from $1.25.
5-4 Camel's . Hair in very desirable color, fine quality, 50c per yard,
I actual worth $1.
All Wool Prunelle Serges, in all colors, one of the most popular fabrics
j of the season, 49c per yard, reduced from 75c.
54-inch Imported Broadcloth, in all colors, $1.50 per yard, were and
I are now worth $2.50. ■ .■■'..■
40-inch all wool Black Serges, elegant quality, 48c per yard, regular
OUR CELEBRATED MAKE OF BLACK CASHMERES.
Lupin's Dye, 42 inches wide, at 37^c, 50c, 60c, 65c, 75c and the best quality
made, $ 1 per yard. These prices we say unhesitatingly are lower than manu
facturer's present quotations.
DRESS ROBES /NJ COMBIN \TION SUITINGS. Our extra and mammoth stock will be of
fered at one-half former prices in connection with above.
WE INVITE ATTENTION TO A GREAT BARGAIN SALE OF REMNANTS.
Black and Colored Dress Goods in good lengths, at prices less than one-half original cost.
; CLOAKS, NEWMARKETS AND SHORT WRAPS.
GREAT REVOLUTION IN PRICES.
I Do not allow the great difference between their real value and the low pri es we have determined to sell them for,
inflnen your judgment against them, their quality, their style, and their finish are excellent. During this sale we
wil. Oiler tor $15.
! A fine Beaver Newmarket Silk Astrachan cuffs and collar, narrow stripes of Astrachan along plaits in back; has
heretofore been considered excellent value at twenty do iars, our price for this sale, 315.
For *20— silk Astr c an Short Wrap, trimmed wth deep bia^k, have fur, satin quilted lining; never shown
for less than twenty-eight doll rs, reduced for t lis sale to *20.
j For $25— A me Seal Plush S.icque, 44. inches 1 >ng, four real S3al loops, satin q n Ited lining; only $25.
For $35— line Seal Piush Sacque, 4*B inches long, elegant trimmings, never oelore offered for less than forty
five dollars, rednced to &15.
for =40— A fine Seal Plash Sacque, 48 inches long, made as finely as a Seal Garment. A great bargain, always
sold for fifty dollars, reduced to **0.
CHILDREN'S CLOAKS— Our entire line will be offered at such sacrificial figures as to insure their speedy sale.
. Striking Inducements in Underwear and Hosiery.
! Ladies' All Wool Scarlet Underwear, would be excellent value at $1.10, for 83c.
Ladiss' fine Camel's Hair Underwear, would be very cheap at $1.35; our price for
this sale, $1.
Ladies' extra fine White Merino Vests, Silk Trimmed, worth 70c, for 50c apiece.
; Ladies Scarlet Worsted Jersey Undervests (a special bargain) worth fully $2. 75 J
price for this sale $2.
Gents' Heavy All Wool Camel's Hair Underwear, never sold for less than $1.50
Gents' All Wool Scarlet Underwear, a rare bargain, worth $1.10, at 75c each.
CHILDREN'S UNDERWEAR at Greatly Reduced Prices.
HOSIERY I " ~~ HOSIERY I
Ladies' fine Merino Hose, regular price 35c, reduced to 25c a pair. Ladies' Fleece-Lined Hose in
black and colors, regular made, worth 45c, reduced to 31c a pair.
Ladies' extra fine English Cashmere Hose, Merino heels and toes, solid colors, good value for 80 c.
reduced to 65c.
j Ladies' All Wool Extra Heavy 30-inch Leggins, in all desirable colors, worth 65c, reduced to 503.
Ladies very fine Worsted Leggins, good value at $1 , reduced to 75c.
I Children's Leggins, in all colors and qualities, from 2 5o a pair upwards.
Gent's Heavy All Wool Half Hose, worth 35c, reduced to 25c a pair.
Gent's Fancy Merino Half Hose, actual value 40c, reduced to 25c a pair.
An Excellent bargain for School Children, All Wool extra quality Derby Ribbed Oxford Hose, 6, 614,
7. 25c a pair; 7K, 8, 31c a pair; BX, 35c a pair.
MILLINERY— Too the Axe Has Fallen ! Prices Cat Everywhere.
Felt Hats and Bonnets, Trimmed and Untrimmed, Plumes, Fancy Feathers, Wings. The largest
assortment of Ribbons in the city at lowest prices ever reached.
WORSTED GOODS iv great variety. Toboggan Caps, Hoods, Fascinator^ Nubias, at wonderfully low prices.
LINENS! LINENS !— The finest, largest and most complete assortment of Linens in the city. The following are some of
the choice bargains we will off for this sale. A RICH HARVEST, FOR THE HOUSEKEEPERS. 62-inch German Table
Linens, beautiful quality, worth 70c. for 55c per yard. 56-inch Table Damask, very tine, actual value $1.10. 85c a yard. 10-4
Tablecloths, with Napkins to match, fancy borders, worth fully $6. for 85 a set. 10-4 one-half bleached Table Damask with
fringe, Napkins to match, snowfiake patterns, very beautiful, actual worth $7, reduced to $6 a set 50 dozen fine damask Tow
els, with knotted fringe, worth 30c, at 20c apiece. 75 dozen Moinie Linen Towels, blue and drab borders, knot fringe, never
offered for less than 35c. price for this sale 25c apiece. NAPKINS in all sizes and qualities, 75c a dozen. % German Linen
Napkins. worth $1.38, for $1.12% per dozen. 50 dozen % German Linen Napkins, elegant quality, worth $1.75, at 81.45 a dozen.
BED SPREADS in white and colored CROCHET and MARSEILLES, at prices to suit all.'
VW Mail Orders promptly and carefully filled.
Segelbaum Bros. 1
By this sale we give ladies
an opportunity to supply
their wants and make their
handkerchief purchases now,
thus avoiding the rush and
inconvenience which will in
evitably attend them later
on. An examination of the
prices at which these hand
kerchiefs are offered will
soon convince any lady of
the impossibility of dupli
cating them anywhere for
the prices we quote.
100 Dozen Cheney Bros.' Silk Handker
chiefs, 21-inch, all shades, 89c each,
50 Dozen China Silk Handkerchiefs, hem
stitched. 20-inch, 38c each, worth 65c.
30 Dozen Brocade Silk Handkerchiefs, ex
tra good value, 50c each, worth 75c.
50 Dozen Gents' Japanese Silk Handker
chiefs, %-inch fancy border, 75c each,
An immense variety of Pongee, China and
Japanese Silk Handkerchiefs in white
and plain colors, suitable for embroi
Extremely Low Prices.
100 Dozen Ladies' Hemmed Handkerchiefs,
with printed borders, six for 25c, worth
50 Dozen Ladies' Linen Lawn Handker
chiefs, hem-stitched, colored borders, 3
for 25c. worth 12>£c each. *
20 Dozen Laaies' All-Linen Handkerchiefs,
hem-stitched, unlaundried, 15c each,
50 Dozen Ladies' All-Linen Handkerchiefs,
hem-stitched, printed borders, 25c each,
Special White Silk Mufflers, extra large
size, $1 each, worth $1.50.
Special This 5-Button "Mikado"
Kid Gloves in beautiful tan shades and
black, 69c a pair, worth $1.
.-Button "Josephine" Kid Gloves in black
and colors. $1 a pair, worth $1.50/
4-Button "Nonnandie" Kid Gloves, all
colors, fancy embroidered back, $1.50 a
pair, worth $2.
The best Kid Glove made in 4 and 6-bnt
ton lengths, in black and all the leading
street shades, 4-button, $1.75 a pair; 6
. button, $2 a pair.
KID MITTS !
j An elegant assortment for both ladies and
gentlemen, prices ranging from 75c a
! pair to $2.25. A complete line of 75c a
pair to $2.25. A complete line of
Ladies' Wool Mittens!
Extraordinary Values— 3o Dozen splendid
Saxony Mittens, worth 38c a pair. 25c.
25 Dozen Double Saxony Mittens, worth
60c a pair. 45c.
20 Dozen Hand-Knit Fancy Back Saxony
Mittens, really worth $1.35 a pair, $1.
Mail Orders Solicited !
SEGELBAUM - BROS.