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Bxpenae of $100. He said a number of
horeeownera from Minneapolis and
other neighboring cities would be glad
to participate in these races. On mo
tion of Mr. Scholle, Mr. Jensen was
made chairman of the committee on
track, with power to act.
Chairman Bowlby stated that M. D.
Flower had accepted the office of chair
man of the committee on transporta
tion and the following committee on
grounds and building was announced:
C. R. Smith, Charles B. Bowlby, W. G.
Strickland, A. H. Stem, Robert Seng, j
William Perkins, Wilbur Tibbils, W.
EL Hramhall, John Rogers Jr., George
Lennon, George Thompson, Gates Joiin
son Jr., F. F. Loomis, W. R. Johnson.
A. EL Stem, wno had been consulted
by Chairman Smith and other members
of the committee on grounds and build
ing as to plans of architecture, was
asked to repeat his suggestions as made
to them and stated that he had advised ;
a reproduction of the Parthenon in ice ;
rather than the customary castellated ,
ice palace. Asked by Col. Newport as i
to whether such a structure could be
carried to sufficient height. Mr. Stem
replied that the change in architecture
would make no difference in that re
spect. Any structure which could be
erected of ice would look dwarfed from
the Robert street bridge and the sur
rounding high portions of the city, but
from its own level the one he had sug
gested would look imposing. The
ground dimensions of the Parthenon,
he said, were 110x230 feet and he con
sidered it practicable to reproduce it in
ice The columns could be carried to
a height of forty feet, making the en
tire height fifty feet He proposed ihat
the building be roofed over that the in
side might be used for skating, dancing
or other forms of amusement. His
idea was to place the building in the
center of the enclosure and surround
it with high walls of ice.
He also spoke in a general way of
the possibilities in the way of snow stat- j
vary and electrical displays and said
the "cost of such a building as he pro
posed would be about the same as a
palace. A question arose as to the .
advisability of putting a roof on the
building and the advantages of such j
- a plan, and Mr. Stem stated that if i
could be made of light lumber or can- |
vas and covered with snow to get the j
ice effect, while the inside, if white- \
washed, would harmonize with the
walls. Mr. Pyle strongly favored the
idea of having a roof on the building,
arguing that this point was of more im
portance than ever before in the se
lection of plans for an ice palace. If I
the building were to be located on high
ground it would make but little differ- j
ence, but in the situation proposed, it i
would be seen from the bridge and
other high points and those who viewed 1
it from such an aspect would get a !
mean impression of it if they saw only
the four walls.
Mr. Bowlby thought it very impor
tant that the cost of the building j
should be ascertained as soon as pos
W. G. Strickland was called upon by i
the chair for his views as to plans, ]
and said he had talked some with Mr. j
Stem and was strongly in favor of I
seme of his suggestions. Mr. Stem ;
had proposed to him a castle wall of
Ice 600x750 feet, with a grand entrance |
at Jackson street. It was important i
to have the enclosure as large as pos- \
sible, he thought, so as to have every- i
thing on the inside and thus induce the I
visitors to pay the admission fee. The
proposed building as described to him i
by Mr. Stem would be a beautiful i
structure with columns and roofed over j
with canvas supported by a frame
work of timber.
Inside would be a vast audience hall j
which c*<ild be beautified by snow
statuary and electric lights of all sorts.
The rear portion of the castle wall
could be made high enough for fire
works and such displays Mr. Strick
land moved that an architect be ap
pointed at once and the building com
mittee proceed with its work.
Mr. Bramhall thought M*« ftnanco
committee should make a hasty can
vass of the city before definite plans
were adopted and was informed that
the comnit tee would proceed at ones
with U a -vfork. W. R. Johnson then
<fuggested that one important matter
was the location of the proposed palace !
as it might make a difference in the j
plans, ami to cover this point Mr. I
Bramhall moved that the palace be lo- I
es.ted on th?* Mississippi river below j
Robert strt et bridge and as far below j
that point as may seem to the com
mittee and the architect finally chosen
to be practicable. This was adopted
Mr. Strickland's motion, that Mr.
Stem be appointed architect, was
adopted and he was requested to sun
mit preliminary designs next Friday
to the building committee.
It was agreed that the executive
committee, which includes the chair-,
men of all other committees, should
meet at 12:30 in the dining room of th«i
Commercial club and save time by
transacting' business while eating
It was arranged to hold a parade of
all organized carnival clubs Thursday
THE BUSY WORLD.
F. C. Irvine. Belle Plaine, la at tha Claren
P. H. Pingore and wife, Boston, are at the
S. A. Perkins, Tacoma, is at the Mer
A. G. Ewing, Clinton, 10., is at the Mer
John W. Hopp, Preston, Is registered at the
('. F. Proctor, Elmlra, N. V., is a guest at
R. A. Hall, Cedar Rapids, la at the Met
William J. W. Flnlay, Boston, Is a guest at
F. R. Weaver. Redwood Falls, is registered I
at the Clarendon.
H. B. Chilton and wife, Chicago, are stop- |
pln« at the Ryan.
George Williams, Fargo, registered ut the
K. L. Johnson and wife, Omaha, are guests j
at the Hotel Metropolitan.
Mrs. Finlay and Miss Flnlay, Winnipeg, j
are registered at the Merchants'.
George EL Webster, manager for the Mat
tie Vickers company, is at Lhe Windsor.
Wilson Borst, Wlndom, who had the honor !
of heading the Bryan electors, is at the
Fire was discovered at 8:44 o'clock yester
day morning in the basement of 523 Carroll
street, the residence of George Sommers, of -.
the wholesale notions firm of G. Sommers & j
Co. Hot ashes were the cause of the con- i
flagratiun. The damage was nominal.
The proverbial gasoline stove caused a small j
blaze in the barement of the Palm Garden j
yesterday morning. Fortunately the plwoe !
•was desectod at the time of the explosion, I
and the lon footed uj> to ?5 damage to the
A gasoline stove In Essery's photograph gal
lery at 211 Kagt Seventh street exploded at
6:30 last evening and started a small blaze, I
which was booh extinguished by Chemical i
A still alarm was turned in from the cor- j
ncr cf Pine and Grove streets at about 10:30 i
o'clock last, night. An oil stovo .in the home j
of E. F. .McCarthy, at 559 Pino street, tipped
over, causing a slight conflagration, which
was soon extinguished.
Great Sacrifice Sale I
_ or < 1
Commences This Week at ]'
i 1 New Pianos from $150 upwards, 1 !
( , stool and handsome scarf included. /
]' Easy monthly payments. No eco- i|
i[ nomically disposed person can ftf-'
\ i ford to miss this opportunity on 50 <
/PIANOS g-oinjr at only a trifle 1 !
ji above cost.
TRfIUiS GOIHG AGfIIN
MAIN LINES OF TRANSCOIVTINEN
TAL ROADS HAVE BEEN
SOME BRANCHES ARE CLOSED.
OOLD WAVE OF MUCH SEVERITY
STILL COVERS THE WESTERN
TROUBLE EXPERIENCED IN IOWA.
Weigrht of Ice Formations Has Car
ried Down Miles of Telejsr»i»U
Thf: resumption of train service on
the Great Northern and the Northern
Pacific was heralded early yesterday
morning by the arrival of the first
through trains since the great blizzard
tied up the two systems. The pas
sengers on several of the trains which
came through from the coast had lived
on the cars for several days.
The eastbound transcontinental train
from Portland on the Northern Pacific,
which should have arrived in St. Paul
last Friday, came rolling into the un
ion depot about daybreak this morning,
and the passengers hugged themselves
in their delight at reaching the termi
nus of their journey. Another of the
snow-bound transcontinental trains
on the Northern Pacific will arrive ear
ly this morning. The officials of the
Northern Pacific say that today will
see traffic fully resumed. A drift on
the Jamestown division of the North
ern Pacific was said to extend the full
length of a cut, a mile long and forty
feet deep in many places.
Both systems have resumed the sale
of tickets to Pacific coast points and
expect to be able to carry their pas
sengers through. The storm is said
to have been the worst since the sys
tems have been built. The branch
lines In North Dakota may not be
opened for several days yet, as the
ploughs have been confined to the
main line. The Editorial Assaciation
of North Dakota, which expected to
pass through the city last week en route
to Texas on an annual jaunt, has been
delayed for several days. It was ex
pected that forty-five of the editors liv
ing alons the main lines of the North
ern Pacific and Great Northern would
arrive in this city last evening, and
that another batch of equal size, shut
up in towns along the branches, will
have to weep and wail until they are
The whole Northwest was in the icy
grasp of winter yesterday, and the
murcury hovered so closely around the
bottom of the tube, as to insure a
chilly reception to December. The tem
perature on the Great Northern yes
St. Paul division, 10 beJcrw.
Fergus Falls division, 12 below, clear,
and light northwesterly winds.
Willmar division, 12 below and clear.
Brec.k<Miridge division, 16 to 22 be
Northern division, no report.
Dakota division, 25 below and brisk
Kalispel division, 14 above to 16 be
Cascade division, 20 above.
Montana Central, no report.
Eastern Minnesota, 18 below.
Train No. 3 on the Great Northern,
which left St. Paul Nov. 28, arrived in
Seattle yesterday, eighteen hours late.
Northern Pacific territory was equal
ly cold. At Morris it was 17 below
Staples, 20 below; Detroit, 20 below;
Grand Forks, 24 below; Winnepeg and
Pembina., 24 below; Valley City, 25 be
low; Jamestown, 22 below; Dawson, 25
below; Mandan, 15 below; Billings, 8
below; Miles city, 16 below; Helena, 10
below; Butte, 6 above; Spokane, 10
above; Tacoma, 31 above.
The Northwestern, the Milwaukee,
the Burlington, and the Great Western,
ki lowa and Southern Minnesota terri
tory, are experiencing great trouble on
account of the phenomenal formation
of ice on their wires and along the right
of way. The Northwestern has sixty
miles of wire down and has gangs of
men from as far south as Cleveland
engaged to repair the damage. The
Western Union gangs from Chicago
were hired for the work, as the force
in the Twin Cities was not large
enough. The ice is from four to six
inches thick on the prairie. Farmers
are rigging up improvised ice boats.
Traffic is generally at a stand-still on
NURSING THE.'It UO( \OS.
VictiniH of HlgUwnyiurn Uecovcriu^
From Tli'ir Assault.
Ira H. Kellogg, the old man who waa
so brutally assaulted Saturday ni^ht
on Ninth .street, is still confined to *hia
bed in the Buckingham flats, but is out
of a4l danger. Mr. Kellogg says that
he now has a clearer recollection of
what happened to him that night. He
states that it was whiie he was paJfs
ing by an alley on Ninth street between
Kxchange and Franklin streets that He
was set upon and clubbed. He thinks
there were two men implicated in tne
hold-up. One of the assailants ap
proached Kellogg rapidiy from the
front and it was he, Mr. Kellogg
thinks, that used the billy.
Mr. Kellogg fell flat on his back
with his head resting on the icy ground
and it was the fact that his head waa
in contact with a cold substance that
he revived as soon as he did.
James Goodhue, of 322 South Ex
change street, who was so daringly as
saulted and robbed Saturday night in j
front of his home, is rapidly recover- j
ing and is abte to be about, although
his head is still bandaged up. So far
the police have been unable to trace
the thugs who committed the two
COLDEST BUT ONE.
November Almost Established m '
New Weather Record.
At 12 o'clock last night the last record
was made of the most altogether can
tankerous month of November in the
annals of the local weather bureau. It j
was the coldest November; the wettest I
November, and the cloudiest November I
the citizens of St. Paul have ever en- !
dured. There were two clear
days during the entire month and the
cold for the same season has never
been surpassed, or even approached but
once before, and that in 1881, when the
average temperature was 22 degrees, i
the same record made in the month i
just passed. While the cold in 18S1 was i
as severe as that of this year there !
were none of the other conditions pre- j
vatent which made the month of No- j
vember, 1896, one to be remembered, j
The cloudy weather which prevailed Is i
remarkable from the weather mixer's j
standpoint, there having been seven
teen days when the sun could not break
through its coverings of dark colored
vapors. This was sufficient to char
acterize the month as out of the ordi
nary, but when the records show that
precipitation, either rain or snow, fell
on seventeen days, also the abnormal
conditions are even more fully recog
The last three days of the month
have been exceptionally cold, 30 degrees
below the normal prevailing through
out Saturday, Sunday and Monday.
This meaas that €Ec mercury has been,
hovering about and below the zero
point for serenty-two hours, caoh day
registering four degrees below zero.
*-**-tif oAIJNf "Alii* KMi^iJtiEgi TUJfci*StiAY, -DECEJMBEJR 1, 189U*
The normal for the month was 32 de
grees, while the average temperature
reached 22 degTees. The unusual
amount of precipitation can readily be
seen from the statement that the nor
mal Is about one-twelfth and the fall
this year was between 5 and 7. Snow
has fallen to the depth of fourteen
Inches, and yet the peculiar conditions
of Jhe month have left but a mere trace
at its close. The heaviest precipitation
for twenty-four hours was on the 25-2G,
when 2.77 inches was recorded. The
heaviest fall for five minutes was on
the same day when .12 inches were reg
istered at the weather bureau. But
November and its eccentricities have
given way to December, and, with the
change, St. Paul is promised a slight
rise in the temperature, due to an area
of low barometer, which is hovering
around to the west and will act as a
neutralizing agent upon a cold wave
which has set its face toward the
Twins from the North. Both areas
are due to the central locally today,
and, though no great change will be
appreciable in the conditions, it is the
assurance of the weather bureau that
there will be a slight moderation.
FORTY EDITORS ARE OFF.
On un Excursion, Not Mentally De
The second annual excursion of the North
Dakota Press association started from St. Paul
last evening, and the members of the asso
ciation and friends who availed themselves of
the opportunity will for the next ten days
have a delightful trip. The excursionists
intended leaving this city on Saturday night,
but owlag to the Dakota blizzard the start
was delayed until last evening. The manager
of the trip is William Miller, who is also
president of the association. For the past
three days the mernbe-rs, a number of them
accompanied by their wives, have been sJop
ping at the Windsor waiting for the other
members of the party to arrive. Last even
ing forty odd members left over the North
western road for Council Bluffs, the first stop
ping place. From there they will go by the
Burlington to Kansas City, and from that
city to Dallas, Tex. After a day in that
city they will go to Galveston, from there to
Houston, and reach New Orleans Saturday
evening. Monday they will leave New Or
leans, and, stopping at Memphis, Term., for
a few hours, will reach Chicago Tuesday. A
day will be spent in Chicago, and the party
will return to St. Paul via the Northwestern
limited, arriving here Thursday morning.
Among those participating In the trip are:
John W. Mah«r, Devils Lake; C. S. Lord
and wife, and A. B. McDonald and wilr,
Camlo; H. A. Nicholson, Crary; F. Jasketkt
and wife. Miss E. Angier. Miss Jennie Milne,
Grand Forks; Miss McVey, Oando; B. 11.
Harrold, Wheatland; J. K. Fairchild and
wife, Dayton; W. 11. Burr, Grand Forks- W
C. Daniels, R. W. Walker, E. H. Kern, La
kota: W. J. Kneshaw and wife, Pembina; J.
M. Wiser, Fargo; O. H. Johnson and wife
Mrs. C. R. Green, W. S. Gilpln. Hamilton;
G. M. Ryan and wife. A. M. O'Connor, Pem
bina; A. Schmitt, Hillsboro; H. J. Merrill,
Wahpeton; Mattie Moore, Grand Forks: W. L.
Straub, Grand Forks; Walter Bond, Fargo;
William Miller, Mlnnewaukan.
MAY NOT ELECT YET.
School Superintendence >!«>• Be
Left Open for a While.
It is probable that when the school
boards meets tomorrow, no decisive ac
tion will be taken in regard to tne
election of a superintendent to succeed
C. B. Gilbert, who recently resigned.
It has been expected that the election
would occur tomorrow afternoon, but
seme of the members of the board de
sire to investigate at greater length
some of the aspirants to the position,
and for that reason the election will
probably he deferred. A member of the
board, in conversation with a Globe
■ reporter yesterday, expressed the be
lief that as soon as the members of
the board had generally agreed upon
one man, a special meeting for the elec
tion would be called by President Ab
bott. This Is, of course, on the suppo~
sition that tomorrow's meeting will be
resultless as regards the superinten
dency. It is the general sentiment of
the board that the majority and min
ority lines should not be closely drawn
in the board, and in view of recent
disturbances, the members of the board
are all anxious that some one should
be chosen who may have the hearty co
operation not of four, but of all seven
members of the board, a condition that
might not exist should the election
follow a spirited contest ending in a
One of the latest, and apparently
the most promising candidates to till
the vacancy, is Prof. Virgil. C. Curtis,
who was formerly superintendent of
the schools at Stillwater and Winona
In this state, but who subsequently
went to New Haven, Conn. Two years
ago, Prof. Curtis refused to become a
candidate for re-election, and at that
time the position was offered to Super
intendent Gilbert, of this city, but de
clined. Mr. Curtis went abroad, re
maining- a year, but has now returned
and is a candidate for the supeiln
tendency of the St. Paul schools.
LECTURES FOR WOMEN.
Annual Series Brgnn in the Farm
The annual series of lectures for
women in connection with the state
farmers' institute work began yester
day. The women lecturers this year
are Miss Mary C. Rhomson, of Minne
apolis, whose subject is "Domestic
Economy," and Mrs. Ina Tillson, who
discusses "Poultry." — "
Miss Thomson gives two lectures in
each place and this year they will em
brace meat cookery, including chicken,
beef and eggs, and cereals, including
bread muffins &nd mushes of all kinds.
■ A few of the simpler and more valu
able ways of cooking common vege
tables are given when practicable. An
introductory lecture on food analysis
with a view to learning the value of
the various foods is given, which Is
suggestive and interesting, rather than
elaborate and technical.
Mrs. Tillson has lectured in the Min
nesota institutes for three years, and
had lectured occasionally in the Wis
consin institutes before coming here.
Her topics include shelter, care of the
chickens, marketing of eggs, diseases,
feeding and incubators. Her lectures
are attended quite largely by the men,
and are given in the regular, general
meeting a part of the time. She is re
garded as an authority.
STILL DOING BFSIXESS.
C'ommlMsioner Copeland Will 3fot
Give Himself a Rent.
Commissioner of Public Works Cope
land goes right on with the routine
business of his office as if there was
no danger from a writ of ouster being. !
Issued from the supreme court.
Yesterday the assessment for sprink
ling district No. 3 was confirmed and
assessment warrants ordered sent to
the city treasurer. The amount of the
assessment is $»,©OO.
The assessment for Estimate No. 4,
cement sidewalks, was completed and
the clerk directed to give confirmation i
notice. The assessment amounts to
The assessment far sprinkling district
No. 9 ' was completed and confirmation
notice ordered. The assessment
amounts to $2,400.
KROEXIN'G'S TROUBLE WORSE.
Now He Is Charged With First De
Thomas Kroening. a saloon keeper at 736
Edmund stret, who was arrested on a charge
of assault and battery preferred by David
M. Moore, will have to answer to the more
serious charge of assault with a dangerous
weapon. Judge Orr reviewed the cas« yes
terday and was astisfled that the charge
should be changed. «
Moore claims that Kroening struck him
with a billy in his saloon Saturday, because
Moore expostulated with htm for abusing
DIX TAKES LEWIS' PLACE
On All Assembly Committees and
the Joint Commission.
President Arosin of tha assembly yesterday
notified the city dark and also the how
member from the Sixth ward that Assembly
man Dlx had been appointed to all commit
tees of the assensbly made vacant by tlia re
signation of O. B. Lewis, President Arosic
also gave it out that he had appointed Mr.
I>lx to tlw place- on tim. city Ualt and court
fcou«« commiaftion, which was formerly hald-
by his predecessor. The appointments will
be announced at the meeting of the
assembly Thursday night.
BOGUS EXPRESS PACKAGES
Are Used by « r oak« to Gull St. Paul
Now that the holiday season is ap
proaching and people are awaiting with
innocent and pardonable expectation
the arrival of gifts from both distant
and near fri<t£fl Sf the wily "con" man
has made his debut to the citizens ot
St. Paul and his first appearance of
this season seems to have been a huge
Two men a*e» riding about town in
an open buggy drawn by a dark horse.
They stopped at the residence of J.
H. Thurston, 273 Pleasant avenue,
manager of the Railway Mail Service
Printing company, yesterday morning,
and one of the men, a slight email
fellow, light complexioned and wearing
I a light mustache, his eyes hidden be
j neath the visor^af a blue cap which
fits down snugly over his ears, deliver^
ed a small, express package at tne
door, sealed;- wa^ed and addressed,
bearing the appearance of a bona fida
express bundle. There was fifty cents
express charges on the package which
Avas readily paid. After collecting the
money the two drove rapidly away,
leaving the Thurston's in a nutter of
excitement over their "gift." But a
sad disappointment awaited them
when they opened the package, for it
contained nothing but a worthless lot
The Thurston family is not the only
family in this city who have been bun
coed in this manner by these two de
ceivers. The "con" men took in a por
tion of St. Anthony hill yesterday,
thoroughly canvassing Portland aven
ue. The-poHce are now working on the
SALOONS MAY CLOSE.
Number of Them Likely- to Quit
For the eleven months of the year
ending last night, $283,000 has been paid
into tiie city treasury for 283- liqum
licenses. Jn 1895 $309,000 was paid for
liquor licenses, but this year
License Inspector Maloney thinks
the total receipts from this
source will not be greater than
$290,000, a falling- oft of about $20,000.
The receipts from liquor licenses foi
the year 1897 promise to be much less
iha,n this year. A gentleman connected
with the wholesale liquor business in
.speaking -of the matter yesterday said
the action of tiie council in refusing to
grant the saloonkeepers thirty days
grace after a license expired would be
the means of . closing a number of
saloons January 3-. At that time of tne
year, he said, r it was pretty hard to
raise money and a number of saloon
keepers not having the $1,000 necessary
would have t$ shut up if the usual
thirty day extension was not granted.
The mayor, he said, was willing to
follow the rule>whk»h had been in prac
tice for years regarding the thirty
days' grace, but the assemblymen, oi
a number of them, would not stand for
VAC'AgPION IS OVER.
Scholars Return to the Humdrum of
It was not a merry throng of child
ren that returned to the city schools
yesterday morning after the brief
Thanksgiving vacation, but it was
probably due more to cold weather than
to the mere resumption of school
labors.. It may have been, too, that
the children merely appeared less hap
py then than they were on their last
appearance Wednesday afternoon when
they were upheld by the anticipation
of the "speaking of pieces and such," i
that has come to be a feature of the
day proceeding the last Thursday in
N-ovember in the St. Paul schools.
"It's a very pretty feature, too," said
one of the teachers yesterday. "I have
one little fellow in my room, who is
bright, but unfortunately poor. His
mother has to work hard and has lit
tle time to bother with him, and his j
hands are usually so black as to
excite suspicion of his Caucasian purity.
But Wednesday afternoon when he
came he was slicked up so he looked
like a different boy. He had -on a new
suit, and clean collar and had his face
and hands washed, and he seemed
fully ajs aware of his better state and
presence, as any one in the room. I
was almost sorry we could not have
'pieces' every day."
REBECCA TAYLOR'S TRIAL.
C-ase Was Opened in the- HI mi lei i»al
The trial of Jtebecca Taylor, who
was arrested a few days ago on a
complaint sworn out by Judge Schoon
maker, charging- her with criminal li
bel, was opened in the criminal branch
of the municipal court yesterday morn
ing. County Attorney Pierce Butler
is acting a» counsel for the plaintiff
and prosecutor forithe state, and Ed
win S. Durment is looking after the
Interests of Mtea Taylor, assisted by
John E. Hearnr..
The morning sosjfion was occupied in
selecting juryiHfen. =At noon the follow
ing men had been accepted: R. S White
T. S. White Jr., O. P. Williams, W. L>'
Woodich, George T. Whitwell, William
G. Whitehead,; . Paul H. Zimmerman
and Charles R? v Zschau.
Tbf. list. ©f. twenty-eight citizens sum
moned before tfce ejjurt to act as jury
men, was exhausted. Judge Orr ad-
I journed the proceedings until next
Thursday. A new list will be sum
moned, and It is thought that the four
jurymen needed wiH be secured.
At one point of the trial yesterday
morning a smoke-out occurred, due to
an attempt of the Janitor to start >t
fire in the grate. The draft being up,
the whole courtroom waa filled with
rienso black smoke and a general exit
FOIXD DEAD IX HIS ROOM.
Peter Mattson's Sudden Death at His
Peter Mattson, a laborer sixty years
old, boarding at 740 Rice street, waa
fcund dead In his room at 8 o'elocit last
night. Mattson, who is a single man,
retired Sunday night and was not seen
all day yesterday. Hie long seclusion
finally created a suspicion that every-
I thing was not all right and at 8 o'clock
last night the door to his room was
forced open and he was found stiff and
cold in bed.
Dr. "Whitcomb, the coroner, was noti
j tied aaid after an examination, con
cluded that an autopsy was not needed
as the man had evidently died a natu
ral death. The body was turned over
I to Thaung & Japobspn, undertakers a.t
I 328 East Seventh street. The dead man
is not known to have any relatives at
St Paul and his origin cannot be as
MARTIN'S SfEAT COXTESTEO.
S. B. Carter TliinkM He Should Have !
S. R. Carter, tho Republican candidate for •
the legislature! in the Eighth ward, who was I
defeated by Thon^as -Martin by a majority
of over 100 votes, lias decided to content the
election. Notice »l the > contest was served
on the Eighth wartl representative-elect yes
terday, .a ■■'
Charged with Enibesxlement.
B. P. Qrey, of the firm of B. P. Grey &
Co., the Third street commission house, "has
issued a v.-arrant for Otto l'as-savant. of 287
CHff street, charging him with embezzlement.
Grey claim.3 that he employed Passavant
about a week ago and that rc-eentiy the lat
ter set-ured in order for som« produce from
a local firm for which he. collected $15 in cash,
which was a good deal less than what he
should have rharxwi- PasEavaat, , according
to the commisaltutt man's story, instructed
him to deliver the guwis, but failed to inafce
ajiy mention or the 515 collected.
"Mill Pas* Pay Roll*.
The board nf aWermen will hold a regular
meeting tonight. Tbe most Important bua:
n«ss to come up. so- far .v known, Is the
passage of pay-roils.
SHORT XPS PfIEY
EMPLOYES OF THE CITY IN THREE
DEPARTMENTS WILL WOT BE
FULL NOVEMBER SALARIES.
POLICE FUND SEEMS TO BE WORST
OFF AS REGARDS AVAILABLE
OFFICIAL FIGURES READY TODAY.
Policemen Will Be Doing: Well If
They Get Half of Last Month's
The employes of the city in all the
departments look forward to the De
cember pay day with some misgivings.
In years past departments of the city
have been short from 10 to 100 per cent
of their November salaries. The blame
for this shortage in former years, ac
cording to Comptroller McCardy, has
been that the back taxes did not come
in with sufficient amounts to make up
the deficiency caused by the SO per
cent clause of the charter being ap
plied to the charter allowance of each
This year there will be a shortage
in at least three of the department
funds. The particular department em
ployes who will not draw full pay for
! November being the police, municipal
court and city hall and court house
commission help. Comptroller Mc-
Cardy stated last evening that the trial
balance for the month had not yet been
made up, and for this reason it was im
possible to state just how much short
age there would be in each of the three
department funds mentioned. The fig
ures would be compiled today, and then
just how much the employes of the
three departments would receive of
their November salaries would be defi
The police department as usual seems
to be the worst off as regards avail
able funds from which to pay Novem
ber salaries. The city treasurer's books
show that there has been credited to
the police fund $170,567.91 this year,
which amount includes a balance of
$86 from 1895. The expenditures up to
date have been $167,562.54, all but $5,
--134.43 of this amount being for salaries.
This leaves a balance in the fund from
which to pay the November pay roll
due Dec. 15 of $3,005.37. As the pay
roll foots up $13,618.18 the outlook is
not very promising to the policemen.
The amount on hand may, however, be
augmented by credits from taxes which
Comptroller McCardy may be able to
dig up. It is possible that about $9,000
may be secured from this source, as
the city treasurer's books show only
$j 5,500 credited to the fund this year
from tax receipts, while last year over
$25,000 was received from this source.
The comptroller, while not willing to
discuss the possibility of additional
funds from taxes, evidently had this in
mind, for his deputy said that only
50 per cent of the police salaries would
be paid on Dec. 15 from present indi
The municipal court fund is also
short, but as the pay roll for the month
amounts to only $867.50, the employes !
paid from this fund will get all but a
small part of the amount due them.
The figures for the city hall and court
house commission fund could not be
secured, neither was the amount of the
shortage known, and not until today
when the comptroller strikes his
monthly balance will the figures be
MEDICAL MEN MEET.
Rauutey t'oun<y Society May Change
The regular monthly meeting of the
Ramsey County Medical society was
held last evening in the Lowry arcade.
There were sixty members present and
it is probable that in the future the
society will hold its meetings in the
rooms which were used last evening.
The question will be definitely settled
at the next regular meeting, at which
time the new constitution which ha 3
betn prepared by a committee will also
be adopted. The constitution was read
last evening, but under the rules of
the society was laid over for action
until the next session. It will at that
time be discussed and adopted. So far
as the public are concerned the only
change in the new constitution is that
the society will in the future be known
as the St. Paul Medical society instead
of its present name.
Dr. C. L. Greene presented and read
a paper on the subject, "A New Method
of Diagnosis in Typhoid Fever." The
paper to have been read by Dr. Edward
Boeekmann will be presented at the
The rooms which have been offered
the society in the liowry arcade are on
the third floor of the building and the
management has tendered a lease for
five years and also agreed to furnish
the rooms to suit the needs of the physi
cians. One of the rooms will be used
as a library and meeting room and
tbe other for a laboratory. Many of the
physicians wiho have offices in the
building have already contributed ap
paratus to the labratory and books to
the library. If the society at its next
meeting does not accept the proposition
regarding the rooms, the doctors with
offices in the building will organize and
maintain the library and laboratory
BELT LINES AND LOOPS
Talked Over in Committee, bat the
End Is Far Off.
The assembly committee on streets
held a session, yesterday afternoon, but
all that was done was to talk about
belt lines and loops. Messrs. Thomp
son and Craig were the only two mem
bers present at the appointed hour, but
as soon as the resolution introduced by
Assemblyman Kirke relative to the
Grand avenue cars running to the
ur*ion depot was taken up the members
dropped in as if by magic.
Mr. Craig said that it was useless to
talk about having a switch in front of
the union depot on Sibley street for the
Grand avenue cars to run as pro
posed by the Kirke resolution. There
was not room for a loop without taking
some of the union depot property and
thus could not be secured as the depot
people intended at no distant date to
build an addition on the ground.
Mr. Thompson had a scheme which
Qtrppf 1 iffhfinfl Plant Fnr SaSR
Oil 001 Liglillil^ 3 iUill I U! UUSu
BURNERS, GfiRTS, SLEIGHS, GANS, ET6.
Formerly used by the Acme Vapor Stove Co. Prospective bidders would
4o well to investigate this Plant- Call on
C. A. PETTINGILL,
he said was probably too far ahead for
the council to consider, but In his opin
ion the only true solution was to have
the cars run down Second street to Sib
ley and over that street to Fourth.
Fifth or Seventh. His plan was to
have elevated tracks built on Second
street from Robert around to Fourth
and Sibley. This he claimed would get
the cars out of the way of traffic and
also give plenty of room. He admitted
that his scheme was several years
ahead of the city, but thought this
would be the final solution of the
No one seemed to take kindly to this
proposition, so Mr. Thompson sug
gested an independent belt line for con
sideration. This line was to run down
Fifth to Sibley to Third to Robert to
Seventh to Wabasha. With cars run
ning every three minutes on this belt
and connecting- with all lines passing
all the principal hotels and the retail
district, Mr. Thompson said, was
all that was needed. This second prop
osition was also something of a frost
i and as by this time Aid. Bigelow and
Donahower and Assemblymen Daly
and Krahmer had joined the party a
discussion followed a& to why the as
sembly had failed to pass the Broad
way loop ordinance. The discussion
developed nothing new except Mr.
Kirke was advised to amend his Grand
avenue resolution in some way and
send it to the board of aldermen meet
ing this evening. Mr. Thompson and
Mr. Craig stated that they did not
want to block legislation and imme
diately after this declaration the Grand
avenue question was laid over for two
The ordinance allowing the North
western Telephone company the right
to erect poles in alleys between Thomas
and Edmund and Dale and Mackubin
streets was recommended to pass. Mr.
Reardon said Assemblyman Mabon had
said it was all right and with this
stamp of approval the measure rceived
the sanction of the committee.
BURROUGHS NOT FOUXD.
! Missing Mail Cleric Is Still in the
Henry M. Burroughs, the railway
mail clerk who left his car at Devil's
I,ake, N. D., during a fierce blizzard
last Thursday, has not yet been found
and it is feared that he perished in the
storm. Searching parties have been
engaged in hunting for the missing
man since his disappearance, but the
| lecal branch of the railway mail ser
vice, which is in communication with
the officials at Devil's Lake, has receiv
ed no news of the finding of Mr. Bur
roughs, either dead or alive. Mrs.
Burroughs, who with their two child
ren, resides in St. Paul, has been in
formed of the disappearance of her
husband and is overcome with grief
over his probable fate.
Maurice O'Connor, who was in the
car with Burroughs when he left to
carry a telegram to the depot, returned
to St. Paul yesterday, but could add
little to the telegraphic reports of the
unfortunate occurrence. "Our train,"
said he, "was on the side track about
! three blocks from the depot, and when
Burroughs left the car the blizzard
was at its height. He said he was go
ing to the depot and to a restaurant,
but inquiry shows that he did not visit
either place. The storm was the worst
in years and it seems likely that Bur-
I roughs must have lost his way and
perished in the snow."
When the storm subsided, huge
drifts of snow completely covered pas
senger and freight cars in the railroad
yards, and it is thought that the search
which is being conducted, will ultimate
ly discover Burroughs' body beneath
one of these snow piles.
M. J. Woulfe, chief clerk in the local
office of the railway mail service, went
j to Devil's Lake Sunday evening to as
j sist in finding the missing man.
Burroughs has been in the employ of
the railway mall service for about
seven years and he is given an excel
lent record by his superiors. His family
lives at 349 George street in this city.
LOCAL NEWS NOTIiS.
Tha county commissioners •will hold a spe
cial meeting this morning.
The state capltol commission will meet In
the Endicott building today.
The Retail Clerks will give their eighth ball
at Assembly hall Thursday evening.
The United States court officials went to
Winona last night to open court there this
Harry Clark received a sentence of ninety
days by Judge Orr yesterday for stealing a
pair of gloves valued at $1.25 from the Golden
The board of directors of the Commercial
club will meet at 1:15 p. m. today. This
■will be the last meeting of the board before
the club's annual election, Dec. 8.
A. E. Darling, whose mysterious disappear
ance was noted in the Globe several days
since, has been heard from. Darling had
secured work and neglected to write home.
Channuckah services at the Temple will
be conducted by the pupils of the Sabbath
school this evening beginning at 7:30 o'clock
sharp. Doors will be closed at that hour.
This evening the pupils of Mount Zion
Sababth school will conduct the Channnckah
services at the temple, beginning at 7:30
o'clock precisely. No one admitted after that
Mary Jensen and Mrs. Anna Jones, the two
women arrested at tbe request of a street
railway conductor, had their case continued
in the municipal court until Dec. 2. Both
Congressman J. T. McCleary, with his wife
and son, are at the Windsor. They will leave
for Washington today. Young McCleary will
act as secretary for his father during the
J. Bethune was sent to the workhouse for
thirty days yesterday for street bogging and
insolence to pedestrians who refused his re
quests. He claims to live In SUllwater. Of
ficer Moran made the arrest.
Herman Rosenthal, who was found Satur
day night on Ramsey street in a half-frozen
condition, has applied to Relief Agent Hutch-
Ins for aid. His right ear and all his toes
were frozen when he was found by an of
C. A. Lang, formerly conducting a retail
millinery business at 421 Wabasha strest, filed
a deod of assignment with the clerk of the
courts yesterday afternoon. The Provident
Trust company, of this city, is named as
The case of Harry Thompson and Archie
Peterson, who aro charged with assaulting
August Ott in a pool room in the back of a
barber shop on University avenue last Sunday
night, was continued until Wednesday. Ott
was struck by a billiard cuo and lost an eye.
The usual monthly meeting of Willard
Union, W. C. T. U., will be held Tuesday
afternoon at 3 o'clock at the home of its pres
ident, Mrs. Frances P. Kimball, 69 Bucking
ham, corner Ninth street and Smith avenue.
Friends of temperance are Invited to attend.
Open at >'ooa T«Juy.
The most unique eating place in the
city. The St. Paul White House, 47 to
51 East Fourth street. Open until 10
Some Innurance Matters.
* Acting Insurance Commissioner Lightbourn
yesterday admitted to do business in Minne
sota the Royal Exchange Assurance Company
of London and the Catholic Benevolent Lsglon
of New York. "The Royal Exchange is the
fourth largest company in the British em
The insurance ijtepartment received for fees
during November $51».54.
Building in November.
The report of the building inspector for-
November gives the total of permits as 43,
of which 11 were for plumbing and 32 for
buildings. Tlw estimated cost of the build
ings was $23,100, and the plumbing $10,7fi1,
a total of J33.3C1 for the month.
AT NEW PRICES.
The great sale of Oriental
Rug's is a success from the verx
start. The collection is mate?"
less and Prices are lower*
than ever before. Besides thi&
OUR guarantee goes with every
sale. It's a guarantee that's
worth something-. It's a guaran
tee that has never been quoted
below par since this business be
gan more than 40 years ago.
Yesterday's sales were large,
but the assortment is still perfect
— still the best in town.
Oriental Rugs in all sizes, from
small door mats to large carpets.
For convenience of quick sel
ling we make five Very Special
lots at very special prices for the
opening days of the sale:
L,ot I— Carabag-h Rugs, $6.90.
Lot 2— Carabag-h Rugs, $8.50.
Lot 3— Daghestan Rugs, $10.00.
Lot 4 — Daghestan Rugs, $|2.00!
Lot s—Daghestan5 — Daghestan Rug-s, $15.00.
Bokhara Rugs, in rich, mellow col
orings, $15.00, $17.00, $22.00
and up to $45.00.
The finest collection of Antique
Persian Rug-s, larg-e sizes, $35.00 to
Extra large carpet sizes, $45 00
Stair Rugs, or Hall Runners, all
sizes, $35.00 to $140.00.
Most of the Sales announced
in Sunday's papers will be con
tinued today. All of these spe
! cials will be found in perfect
20 pieces of Imported White China
Silks and 20 pieces of Imported Black
China Silks, the kind usually -g A
sold for 48 cents. \yC
Today only *■'**
50 pieces Imported China /» J
Silks in art colors, reg-ular 48c f SLC
kinds, for "**
A large lot ot Silk Rem- iA
nants, worth $1.50 and $1.75, JVC
will g-o quick at / v
New Silks for 69c,
Worth up to $1.50.
These are in full pieces and
part pieces, and the values are
! better than any we have offered
in former sales. All pure Silks
of highest quality.
French Plaids with Satin Bars,
Scotch Plaids with Satin Bars,
Evening Brocaded Satins,
Evening Brocaded Taffetas,
And many others. More than lOfl
More Silks for 97c,
Worth up to $2.50.
By a great streak of good luck
we picked up another lot oi
richest Silks made by the fore
most makers in this country.
Silks for Waists, Skirts, Petti
coats and Gowns at less than
half their value. There are
many Silks in the lot that would
sell readily at $2.50. But we'll
sell them as we bought them—
half-price or less. Any Silk on
the big- tables for
a yard today.
47 pieces brand new All- Wool
Fancy Dress Goods, full 50 inches
wide, worth 65c at wholesale
and 85c at retail, for
a yard today, but not more than
two dress lengths to one buyer.
Six yards will make a dress, at a
cost of $2.34. The actual retail
value is $5.10.
New All-Wool Bourette Suiting-s,
full 50 inches wide, all the new /r
colors, well worth $1.00, fl!1C
for ve/ *
New English Check Suiting^, tha
kinds sold everywhere for $1.00 Q p
and $1.25, full rang-e of colors, fl!)^
All-Wool and Mohair Diagonal Suit*
ing-3 in two-toued effects, rf»-g AA
50 inches wide, «bl«Uv
Silk and Wool Novelties, 95c.
Paris Cords in new colors, $|.50.
Hair L/ine Camel's Hair Suitings,
New Canvas Cloths in all the new
colors, plum, new blue, new
green, brown and navy, 50 Al. Aj
inches wide ty*"*"*'
BROADCLOTHS are the newest
thing and new colors are very scarce.
We have the only stock in the state.
All the New colors in several qualities.
Two cases of fine All- Wool Whita
Blankets, large si»es, worth $6.00, for
$4.50 a pair.
Large Gray Blankets with fancy
border, $3.50 a pair-
Heavy Cotton Gray Blankets, $|.75
Comforters of our own make, cover
«d with sateen or silkoline, filled with
clean cotton, $|.50, $1.75 and $2.00