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The temperature at 2:30 a. m.
was 25 degrees above zero, a drop
of 2 degrees since 7 p. m.
Representatives Insist That
Much Depends on Attitude
of Local Delegation
In the senatorial fight the members of
the Ramsey county delegation are care
fully avoiding the hotels, and their ex
ample is being followed by the country
But few of the members-elect of the
legislature were about the hotels yester
day, and those who were on hand had but
little to say. Almost without exception
the country members were of the opinion
that they should await developments in
the fight before committing themselves to
any particular candidate. They were ap
parently of the opinion that the fate of
Senator Clapp rests with Ramsey county,
and that it is not their duty to interfere
until the local situation becomes settled.
Think Meeting Dangerous
Most of the talk as to the Ramsey
county members centered about the pro
posal of the Clapp supporters in the First
ward that a mass meeting should be held
In Representative Hammergren's district
to protest against Hammergren s bolt.
The probability of such a meeting was
held to be extremely doubtful, it being
known that Hammergren is under heavy
obligations to the Collins people, who
carried all but one precinct of the ward
in the hot contest for the gubernatorial
nomination. It was figured that if the
Clapp men should decide to hold a mass
meeting it was altogether probable that
Hammergren would win out. A failure
to censure Hammergren for the course
that he has pursued would be a fatal blow
to the Clapp interests, it was argued, as
Hammergren is the .only Republican
Scandinavian in the delegation.
"I would not like to be quoted on the
senatorial proposition." said Representa
tive W. A. Hinton, of Truman. "I am in
the city looking over the situation and
will return to my home early in the week
to consult with my constituents."
Hinton Refuses to Talk
Mr. Hinton has been classed as a Clapp
man by the supporters of the junior sen
ator, but he declined to make the asser
tion that he will vote in the way ex
pected when the time comes. His argu
ment was that the country members are
closely watching Ramsey county, and
that much depends upon the attitude of
its delegation.
A canvass of the local delegation shows
that there is not a strong sentiment in
favor of caucusing for senator previous
to the beginning of the formal balloting.
The country members are not apparently
favorably impressed with the proposition
of holding the caucus, and if they stand
out against such a course the movement
will hardly be successful. Without a
caucus the members of the two bodies of
the legislature will begin balloting Jan.
Local Labor Organizations
Complete Their Annual
F. E. Hoffman, who'for several years !
occupied the position, has been chosen
president of the CigarmaKers' union. Mr.
Hoffman is also secretary of the Trades
and Labor assembly. The other officers
of the Cigarmakers' union are: Paul
Zwickel,' vice president; Max Fichtenau,
recording secretary; Henry Feyder, finan
cial secretary; Andrew Hess, sergeant-at
arms. and Frank Rapp, trustee.
G. T. Berry is the new president of the
Meat Cutters' union, the other officers be
ing: Louis Bespelitz, vice president; H.
II Koehler, recording secretary; H. T>.
Lotz, financial secretary: Chris Brodhage,
inner guard; Frank Dolan, outer guard;
George Dowdle, H. Mayer and Frank Un
derleiter trustees.
For the next year Miss Katherine Brown
will act as president of the Garment
"Workers' union, the other officers being:
Miss Bertha Dixon, vice president; Miss
Lizzie Drifke, recording secretary; Miss
Cecelia Dixon, financial secretary; Miss
Tillie Jackson, treasurer; Miss Agnes Ma
loney, guide; Miss Katie Ellenberger,
sergeant-at-arms, and J. Devichauski, la
bel secretary*.
The Allied Metal Mechanics' union has
chosen the following officers: R. A. Hib
bert, president; F. Ackelbein, vice presi
dent; Edward Schoenecker, past president;
M. Nutzman, recording secretary; M. J.
Turner, financial secretary; George Tay
lor, sentinel; J. M. Shiere, William Cas
tle and A. Kask, trustees.
The new officers of the Ice Wagon
Drivers' union are: C. G. Hardy, presi
dent; Frank Besiold, vice president; Har
ry Goheen, recording secretary; A. B.
Walton, business agent; Henry Evans,
Fred Mundt and Emit Erickson trustees.
M. Connelly has been re-elected presi
dent of the Iron Molders' union and will
be assisted by the following: M. Leonard,
vice president; James White, recording
secretary; Charles Reiffnacht, financial
sceretary; T. Anderson, corresponding
secretary; Gus Engberg, treasurer; Philip
Trirlle, conductor; D. Connors, doorkeeper,
and Charles Fahey trustee.
The following have been chosen as of
ficers of the Stonecutters' union for the
ensuing term: Andrew Urquard. president:
Charles Delschasne, vice president; Hugo
Keich, financial secretary; John Buckley,
recording secretary, and A. Reibenstein
The new officers of the Expressmen's
■union are: R. Hoffman, president; T.
Rice, vice president; John Casey, financial
secretary; T. Murphy, recording secretary;
J. Hynes. P. Erickson, R. Hoffman and T.
Rice, delegates to the Trades and Labor
Accused of Stealing Transportation
William McFetridge, special agent of
the Northern Pacific, yesterday arrested
two men giving their names as J, F. Clus
ky and D. H. Haven. The men are
charged with stealing tickets from the
Woman and Two Men Arrested
Bessie Lee, O. P. Clement and A. B.
Gustafson were arrested charged :vith
creating a disturbance at Eighth and Sib
ley streets early yesterday* morning. Clem
ent is accused of striking Gustafson on the
head with a club.
Is especially valuable during the
summer season, when outdoor occu
pations and sports are most in order.
yield to it, and it is particularly
agreeable when used in the bath
after violent exercise.
Teachers of the Schools ef
Minnesota Will Hold Sessions
in the Central Presbyterian
Church Auditorium Wednes
day, Thursday and Friday-
Programme Includes Impor
tant Addresses by James J.
Hill, Judge E. A. Jaggard,
and Dr. Frederic Manley, of
The complete programme for the forty
second annual convention of the Minne
sota Educational asociation to be held at
St. Paul on Wednesday, Thursday and
Friday of this week has been issued by
President Guy E. Maxwell, of the Winona
normal school, the secretary of the Minne
seta Educational association. "
In the general convention sessions three
of the most important addresses scheduled
on the programme are as follows: "Present
Day Educational Systems and Tenden
cies," James J. Hill; "Female Criminals
and Separate Training Schools for Girls,"
Judge Edwin A. Jaggard, St. Paul; "Lan
guage, Literature and Life," Dr. Frederic
Manley, Cambridge, Mass.
Preceding the general convention ses
sions on Tuesday evening there will be a
meeting of the State 'Art society in the
Central Presbyterian auditorium, when
Prof. J. Q. Adams, of Philadelphia, will
lecture on "Art and the Day's Work," the
same address that he gave in Winona with
such acceptance last winter.
The music at all of the sessions will be
under the direction of Miss Elsie M.
Shawe, of St. Paul. The general sessions
will be held in the Central Presbyterian
auditorium, and in. the three days will in
clude many good things. A feature on
Wednesday evening will be a reception
given by the St. Paul Commercial club.
The opening address of welcome will be
made by Mayor Robert A. Smith, of St.
Paul, with responses by Hon. W. M. Hol
man, president of the board of education
of St. Paul; C. G. Schulz, assistant super
intendent of public instruction, and L. P.
Harrington, of Hutchinson. Supt. George
A. Franklin, of Faribault, will make the
president's address.
Funny Pages to Be Discussed
One of the interesting topics to be con
sidered In the general sessions will be
"Influence of the Daily Paper on School
Boys and Girls." especially considering the
funny pages. This will be discussed from
the teacher's standpoint by H. S. Hille
boe, of Willmar, from the parent's stand
point by Mrs. H. C. Theopold. of Faribault,
and from the editor's standpoint by
Charles B. Cheney, of Minneapolis. Prof.
Maria Sanford will give a report of the
recent university entrance examinations in
Supt. D. C. McKenzie. of Minneapolis,
will preside over the county superintend
ents' section, which will meet in the sen
ate chamber of the old capitol. One of the
papers to be presented here will be by
Samuel B. Green, of the agricultural col
lege, on "Agriculture in Education." "The
Present Certificate Law" will be consid
ered by Mrs. Laura Taylor Olson,«of Lake
field. Hon. D. L. Kiehle. of Minneapolis,
will speak on "The Power of Personality
in Education."
In the high school section, to meet in
hall of representatives, Supt. J. A. Cran
ston, of St. Cloud, will act as presiding of
ficer. In connection with the State De
bating league Prof. E. E. McDermott, of
the University of Minnesota, will speak
on "The Organization and Function of
High School Literary Societies." "Indus
trial and Agricultural Training in High
Schools" will be treated of by Principal
K. C. Davis, of the Dunn County School
of Agriculture at Menomonie, Wis., and
Probation Officer Wants Juve
nile Offenders Held From
Prison Cells
"Tfie fact that very few of the citizens
of St. Paul know anything about the ju
venile court system was brought forcibly
to my mind by Judge Hurley's recent talk
at the Commercial club," said Probation
Officer Graves. "Besides a lack of knowl
edge they manifest but little interest In
one of the greatest problems of the day,
the proper handling of delinquent children.
"That crime among juveniles is in
creasing in ail large cities is an estab
lished fact and as yet no effective remedy
has been found, although some of the best
cLtizens in the land have given the matter
a great deal of their attention. In this
state, legislation has been enacted which
to a certain extent meets the exigencies
of prevailing conditions and in some re
spects is far ahead of the juvenile laws
of other states, notably the amendment
providing for a juvenile session of the
court if the delinquent is under sixteen
years, and the exclusion from the trial of
all persons not connected with the court
That the new juvenile laws have been a
great success will be shown by the follow
ing statistics.
"During the past two years ending July
31, 1904, 1,052 children were arraigned in
the St. Paul court; 603 were placed on
probation for terms ranging from three
months to one year. 457 were honorably
discharged from probation and- 86 were
sent to the training school, leaving 80
still on the probation roll. One hundred
and forty-three have been added since,
making a total of 223. Of this number 142
will be released the first of the year.
"Under the present system only a third
as many children have been sent to the
state training school as were formerly,
and those released from probation very
rarely get into trouble again.
"In many cases parents are responsible
for the shortcomings of their children and
a law should be passed providing for the
punishment of persona responsible. If
such a law were passed the list of children
now on probation would be materially re
deced. A detention school should also be
established for the purpose of confining
children waiting trial, as the present sys
tem of putting them behind the bars is
demoralizing and inhuman. Far better re
sults would be obtained if our public
spirited citizens who manifest great in
terest in less important matters would
give the subject a small amount of their
Charles Ccughlin Meets With Serious Ac
cident at Close of Day's Work
While stepping from a wagon at the Os
good-Blodgett factory, on East Seventh
street. Saturday night. Charles f'oughlin.
a teamster forty-nine years old, living at
1017 East Seventh street, slipped and frac
tured his right leg.
Cousrhlln called for help and the night
watchman at the factory aided him to the
office, where he was attended by Dr. G. A.
Binder. He was later removed to hla
President of the Minnesota Educational
"The Professional Training of High School
Teachers" will be discussed by Supt. W.
F. Kunze, of Red Wing.
The Newspaper in the Schools
Principal A. M. Gullette, of Minneap
olis, is the president of the graded scljpol
section, to meet at Central Presbyterian
church. Two interesting papers to be
given here will be "Music In the Public
Schools," by Miss Helen W- Trask, super
visor of music in the Minneapolis schools,
and "The Newspaper in the Schools," by
C. Victor Campbell, of Chicago. Some
time will be given to a discussion of
'"Civics in the Grades." "The Mechanical
Difficulties of Pronunciation and Expres
sion" will be treated by Miss Nellie E.
Cashman. of Kerkhoven. Supt. Frazier,
of Winona, will consider "Some Problems
in Arithmetic."
The associated school boards will meet
at the Central high school in connection
with the convention. The Winona board
of education turned down an invitation
to send a representative to this meeting.
A principal feature of the meeting will
be a discussion of needed legislation. A.
G. Long, of Excelsior, will speak on "What
Legislation Should We Demand?" after
which proposed bills wilj be read. J. M.
Brown, of Mankato, will tell what the as
sociation has accomplished.
In the college section, which will be pre
sided over by Prof. H. D. Funk, of St.
Paul, "The Role of Militarism in Educa
tion" will be presented by Prof. P. M.
Glasoe, of St. Olaf college. The sessions
will be at the Central high school.
W. P. Canrield. of Owatonna, will pre
side over the business college section, to
meet at the same place. J. A. Bell, of
Red Wing, will discuss "Should Business
Colleges Adopt a Standard for Gradua
tion?" and D. C. Rugg. of Minneapolis,
will tell "How Business Collages Are Ad
Rural School Section
In the rural school section, over which
Supt. Eric Ericson, of Renvilte, will pre
side. "The Teacher's Code of Ethics" will
be discussed by Miss Marie Nelson, of
Lester Prairie, and Miss Marie Lagergren,
of Marine Mills, will tell of "Ways to Get
a Library and How to Use It." Meetings
at Central Presbyterian church.
The elementary section will .take up
chifd study and kindergarten work, under
the direction of Miss Beulah Douglas, of
St. Cloud. One of the papers will be by
Miss Helen Staples, of Winona, on "The
Value of the Hero Story." Children's
games will be illustrated by a class of
children under the direction of Miss
Blanche E. Atkins, of Minneapolis.
Mrs. Mary Le Due Chapin, of Hastings,
will direct the work of the music section
at Central Presbyterian church, and one
of the papers will be by Miss Caroline V.
Smith, of the Winona normal school, on
"The Art Side of High School Music."
The Botanical Society of Minnesota and
the Geographical Society of Minnesota
have arranged for meetings for Tuesday
afternoon at the state university, at which
those interested in the work of these so
cieties are invited to be present.
Two Hundred Children Are
Guests of St. Paul Spiritu
alist Alliance
The sister of Santa Claus. As if Santa,
ever had a sister! But a little girl, with
yellow hair, like the dolls, said yesterday
afternoon at Odd Fellows* hall, where the
St. Paul Spiritualist alliance had a big
Christmas tree for 200 children, that she
wouldn't shake hands with Mr. Claus.
"We'se 'quainted," she said. "Why,
he's my brother."
A fat brunette boy of a foot high, stand
ing beside the girl, held his left forefinger
tight in his right hand and, with open
month, "wobbled" his lower jaw back
and forth while he looked first at Santa
and then at the yellow-haired young lady.
After some time the fat boy's black
eyebrows began to curl up in a horrid
frown —it made you thfnk of the famous
giant, Bill the Boy Swallower. The fat
boy scowled at the smiling "sister" and
said, very slowly:
" 'Taint so. It's-a-flb. Sandy-he
eomes-from-a-way-up-zere - in - ze - cold
wiv-two-deers-ez, on'-he-hain't-got-no
The doll girl blushed hard —because she
was caught, maybe. She tried to laugh
and said before she walked away:
'•Just the same. I'm his sister "Anerbul."
And somebody found out afterwards that
her name was Annie Belle. But did Santa
Claus ever have a sister named Annie, or
Belle, or both together?
Santa himself didn't say anything about
sisters. He said it was" so cold driving
all day over the clouds that his clothes
and his cap had turned as red as his nose.
He also pointed out the golden fish on the
big tree and explained that Christmas is
the only day when fish can climb up
Giant Christmas Tree
It reached nearly to the ceiling, this
tree did. It was strung with ropes of
silver tinsel; and on the limbs, keeping'
warm beside the red and green candles
all a-fire. there sat goldfish side by side
with angels. You could see, by looking,
that real angels are either blue or pink,
and that they don't have to have any
feet. Some of the blue angels; in fact,
were, nothing but face and wings.
The round little boy who knew about
Santa Claus noticed these queer angels.
He said—and it took him a long trme to
say it—that the "angerz" didn't have
much fun yesterday because they had no
place to put their Christmas" dinners.
Eddie —that was his name—Eddie had a
place, though, and he appeared to be
thinking: of it. He had put his dinner
there at noon, when, with all the other
children, he ate the admirable turkey din
ner provided by the alliance.
After dinner th& babies that felt like
moving- about played games together. The
others listened to recitations and songs
by boys and gfrls. When Santa Claus
arrived he gave each girl a doll, each boy
a ball. He scattered ribbons and toys
and games. He also presented each child
a lot of oranges, apples, rafsins, nuts and
oandy that looked as if they were sticking
together In the air, though really they
were inside a bag of blue or pink netting.
Eddie took home a doll for his Aster.
He carried the doll under his left elbow,
with her head hanging down. "Only
look!" exclaimed several iittle giris, and
they almost cried.
Besides a ball. Eddie got a game of Old
"Is-H-'bout-a-ghi?" he puffed oainful
ly. "I-hate-girls."
Thomas McDonough, Aided by
Brothers, Resists Arrest
and Stops Bullet
During a fight with three men at ThTrd
and Commercial streets early yesterday
morning, Patrolman F. Hoefer fired a
shot which struck Thomas McDonough in
the left arm. McDonough is now, at the
city hospital, but his condition is not
Hoefer placed John McDonough under
arrest on a charge of breaking a,window
in Henry Connors' saloon, Third and
Commercial streets. John McDonough
went to the saloon at an early hour with
a pail to purchase beer, and finding the
door locked attempted to force an en
Using his pail as a weapon he dftshed
it through a window,,and the sound of
falling glass attracted Patrolman Hoefer.
Hoefer pursued M<;Donough a short dis-
tance and caught him. DcDonough re
sisted desperately and called for help, his
two brothers, Bartley and Thomas, com
ing to his assistance. The three men
turned on the patrolman, and, overpower
ed, he was compelled to release his pris
oner. 'The policeman was thrown to the
ground, and the men ran away.
Hoefer drew his revolver as he regain
ed*, hist. .|eet ,md pursued the men. He
fired one shot which struck Thomas Mc-
Donough in the ieft arm and brought him
to a standstill. Bartley remained with
the wounded man, but John made his es
The officer whistled for help and with
the assistance of another policeman sent
the two brothers to the Margaret street
station. The wounded man was later re-
moved to the city hospital. He will be
operated on today, as the bullet could not
be located yesterday when the wound
was probed.
Street Railway Company Work
ing to Win Support
The street railway company is by no
means idle in the absence of M. D. Munn,
attorney in charge of the negotiations
with the city for a settlement.
A strong effort is being made to influ
ence the labor unions and affiliating bod
ies, heretofore strongly opposed to a com
promise with the company on any other
basis than that proposed by Corporation
Attorney Michael. It- is not considered
likely by labor leaders that this effort to
induce "the unions to reverse their atti
tude will have the desired effect.
It is not expected that the unions will
openly favor a compromise, and the com
pany will be satisfied if it can escape
open opposition. The proposition of the
company to the city in detail, with a
large illustration of the shops that the
company proposes to establish in, St. Paul
is being- laid before the union men and
the argument made that the establishment
of the shops here will bring to St. Paul
several hundred -skilled mechanics who
will be identified with the labor move
The next two weeks will be actively
used by the company in a final effort to
change, the sentiments of the people on
the subject, and bring to bear the pres
sure that will permit the members of the
city council tojaecept the propositions of
the company, thereby waivingl the 5 per
cent gross earnings tax and the Tight to
regulate fares.
At the meeting of the joint council com
mittee Jan. 13 the company will answer
the proposition of the city, and if it
grants concessions of notable character
the negotiations will likely continue and
may be brought to a successful conclu
Members of the council say that they
have submitted their ultimatum, and that
the company must practically accept the
proposition of the city in detail or face
an order to the corporation attorney de
manding an appeal from the Lochren de
Efforts of the company heretofore made
to secure recommendations from organ
izations favorable to its contentions have
not resulted according to its liking. Cor
poration Attorney Michael has been sus
tained by all organizations where the
question has been openly considered.
The City Engineer Believes Cost Will Be
More Than First Estimated
Bias -will be opened this week for the re
construction of the portion of the high
bridge blown down by the recent cyclone,
and it is feared that the offers will be
much higher than originally anticipated.
The salvage was considered valuable
until removed by the wrecking company
and found to be badly damaged. The fact
that it has been found Impossible to again
use much of the steel may bring the
price of the reconstruction up to $fio,ooo,
according to City Engineer Rundlett.
whose original estimate of the cost was
from $40,000 to $50,000.
It is planned to have the bridge com
pleted by early spring for the particular
accommodation of the large number of
truck gardeners living in Dakota county
who market their produce in St. Paul.
Regular Meeting at Commercial Club to
Be Followd by Banquet
The annual election of the Minnesota
Society of the Sons of the American Revo
lution will be held tonight at the Com
mercial club rooms'. Candidates will be
named, at first, by a nominating commit
tee. Yet any "slate" so presented Is likely
to be broken.
The executive committee will assemble
at 7:30 o'clock and the regular meeting
will begin at 8. A dinner will follow,
after which speeches will be made by the
retiring and the new president; by Gen.
Ell Torrance, of Minneapolis; Winfield S.
Hammond, of St. James, Minn.; B. H.
Schriber. of St. Paul, and others.
It is expected that 100 members, or one-.
third of the state membership, will be
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ried day coaches, a chair; car and two
sleepers.;' The t. chair cars and sleepers
were not injured. 1., '■:;;, - -^j^^^
' Jest Is Fulfilled,
Engineer Bowen's mother, who is an
invalid, is not expected to recover from
the shock received at the news of her
son's death. Before leaving here Sat
urday night, he said to her: Good-by
mother, and a merry Christmas to you.
If I don't come back it will be all the
The dead are being shipped to" va
rious destinations as rapidly as in-
structions can be secured.
-. Special Service for Children '
Special services for the children will ibe
! held at' the Episcopal church of Ascension
; Wednesday evening. Dec. 28. The services
: will -be conducted .by ; Rev. - F. H. "■ Rouse, 1
, the.new pastor. .; ';_ ■ ." .. ;---.; .'
cuss- -To fat ths genulno, caii for t>is full turn* and
* look for th» signature of E. W. Grow. ■ 250. - •
"* ',
Inspectors Will Attempt Divi
sion of $100,000 for New
Grade Buildings
At the regular monthly meeting of the
board of school inspectors Wednesday
evening of next week there will be con
sidered a division of the $100,000 that is
to be spent for new grade school building
in 1905.
It will not be an easy matter for the
members of the board to decide where to
spend the money, particularly when the
demands far exceed the sum available. If
four-room additions or four-room buildings
cowld be erected at the same proportionate
cost as eight-room structures it would not
be so hard to decide, but the large per
cent reduction in the cost when eight
rooms are built makes it more difficult
to agree.
Demands Before the Board
The demands that are now before the
board and under consideration for the
coming year are:
The first ward wants an eight-room ad
dition or building, $35,000. The ward has
been given sixteen rooms during the past ,
two years, but there remain a number of
children in annexes and on half-day ses
sions. A persistent demand for another
eight rooms in this section of the city has
been urged upon the board. The location
of the additional eight rooms can be placed
in any part of_the Arlington hills district
and serve the purpose.
The Sixth ward is badly In need of a
new school building. It asks for eight
rooms to displace the Lafayette school,
Improperly heated and poorly ventilated.
The Lafayette is badly crowded and relief
must be granted. The people of the Sixth
ward urge that they should be given a.
new school building, removed from the
flat district. There are two unoccupied
rooms in the addition to the Douglas
school, completed a few weeks ago, but it
is too far removed from the congested dis
trict to give relief.
In the Seventh ward the people .have
made a. strong case, and have virtually
been promised a new grade school build
ing. There is a large district in the Crocus
hill territory that is not properly served
with schools. Children are compelled to
walk long distances. It is urged that the
rapid development of this section of the
city necessitates the erection of an eight
room building.
Ninth Needs New Rooms
In the central section of the Ninth ward
there i? a congestion of pupils that has
crowded the building now in use and
caused a strong <3emand for a new build
ing or an addition. Four rooms would
satisfy this territory for a few years, but
to construct this number of rooms would
mean an expenditure of $20,000, as com
pared with $35,000 for eight rooms.
The Hancock pchool. Tenth ward, is so
badly crowded that it is urged that there
are enough pupils in annexes and on half
day sessions to fill five rooms. This is
concedediy the most deserving section of
the city at this time, and although de
manding but four rooms will likely be
granted eight rooms. A separate building
is favored.
Counting the Ninth and Tenth wards
as demanding but four rooms each at an
aggregate cost of $40,000, and conceding
the claims of the other sections of the city
asking for improvements, it will be seen
that the total asked for is $145,000. Plainly
this cannot be paid from the $100,000 at
the disposal of the board, and one or more
of the districts must be disappointed.
Children and Grown Patients
Are All Well Cared
Christinas cheer which abounded in St.
Paul yesterday was by no means con
fined to the many happy homes of the city.
Probably nowhere did the spirit of the
day appear in more pronounced contrast
to the surroundings of those who enjoyed
it than in the hospitals. In nearly every
hospital of the city some note was taken
of the day and the occasion was celebrated
with appropriate exercises.
At the city hospital the children and
grown patients had a happy day. With
gifts, music and other entertaining fea
tures Dr. A. B. Ancker and his staff of
physicians and nurses beguiled the time
for the unfortunates who are under their
care. The patients who were able to.be
out of bed were treated to a concert dur
ing- the afternoon and gifts were dis
The little crippled children of the state
hospital, conducted in connection with the
city hospital, however, had the most glo
rious time. Santa Claus visited them and
each tot received just what he or she
wanted. No expense was spared in grat
ifying the wishes of the little sufferers.
All Wrote to Santa
Two weeks ago each child wrote a let
ter to Santa telling him what he or she
wanted. These letters were carefully con
sidered and as in each case the request of
the child could be gratified none was dis
appointed. Many received picture books,
dolls, toys of every description, and one
little boy was made happy by receiving
a phonograph which he had asked for.
He made the children's ward merry all
day after he had been taught by a nurse
how to manipulate the machine.
The persons who contributed to the
fund with which the presents were pur
chased would have considered their
money well disposed of if they could have
seen the joy among the little ones in the
city hospital yesterday. The happiness
of the children was further increased by
the judicious- distribution of candy, and in
the afternoon they listened fof two hours
to an orchestra which played for their
especial benefit.
The children of St. Luke's hospital were
treated to an entertainment Saturday
night in their ward. Or. G. B. Ribble,
one of the house physicians, essayed the
role of the genial saint and distributed
presents among the little ones. A large
Christmas tree reminded every one of the
tots, kept away from home by illness, of
the occasion. There was no lack of fun
and music. The choir boys of the Church
of St. John the Evangelist furnished
Christmas carols.
The patients and nurses at Luther hos
pital were treated to an entertainment
by the internes, and each patient received
a gift from the hospital authorities. At
an entertainment given Saturday night
Prof. H. G. Strub and Rev. OndaLsrud. of
Minneapolis, spoke and a chorus furnish
ed music.
A similar celebration was held at
Bethesda hospital. A Christmas tree was
displayed and the nurses treated the
patients to an entertainment. A quartette
of young women from the First Swedish
Lutheran church sang several Christmas
songs and other young wonu".: c • ■!l-- 1.
instrumental music. In tin? o. r.; ,_.
C. A. Hultkrans. th** superiiitt ml ;u. in
vited the nurses and staff physicians-to
: his home, where an okl-fashioned Swedish
supper was served. '_
J. A. Milner, grocer, 261 Thir
teenth street, says:
"As to Whirlpool Bread —none
so good and certainly none bet
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Traveler Tells of Husky Folks
of Winnipeg
"It amuses me to hear the people of St.
Paul complaining of the cold weather,
with the thermometer 20 degrees above
zero." said W. D. Schaller, a resident of
Winnipeg, at the Windsor hotel yester
day. "'This is summer weather compared
to the temperatures in Winnipeg, which
was about 35 degrees below zero when I
left, and the natives were remarking that
they thought we were going to have an
ooen winter.
"A ma n in Winnipeg who was heard to
complain about the weather being cold
with the thermometer registering any
where above zero would be mobbed, and
a true Wlnnipegger will not admit it is
cold unless the mercury is registering
about 60 degrees below.
"It seems strange to see no snow on
the ground by Christmas and such a thing
in Winnipeg "is unheard of. Sleighing has
been in fun swing for some time and a
Canadian Christmas without enough snow
for tobogganing "would be nothing short
of a calamity.
"The cold doe 3 not seem to affect the
Canadians as it does the people across
the line and on the coldest days you will
see hundreds of people, young and old,
! out enjoying the skating and coasting,
which is the best that can be found any
where. Despite the fact that while most
1 of the time the temperature is from 30 to
i 40 degrees lower in Winnipeg than it is in
j St. Paul the plumbers have very little
'thawing out" to do, as the citizens know
what to expect and prepare for it ac
cord ingrly."
Mr. Schaller left last night for Chi
i cago.
Thomas Monahan and Thomas Barrett
were arrested early yesterday morning
charged with stealing a suit case belonging
to a traveling man named William Bron
son, at the Fey hotel, Kast Seventh street.
The suit case was taken front the room
when Bronson was out for a few minutes,
and the two men were arrested by Ser
geant Twohy on.Seventh street.
Seven pairs of opera glasses, a watch,
and a pair of shoes, which were in the
suit case, were recovered yesterday after
noon by Detective Fraser. The articles had
b»en planted under a wood pile at Four
teenth and Jackson streets.
Weather Man Announces That
Blizzard Is Heading This
A cold wave of vigor and vitality is
bearing down upon St. Paul from the
Northwest, with every prospect that it
will reach here this morning, and likely
send the thermometers to or below zero.
The drop in the temperature, it is pre
dicted, will be accompanied by high
northerly winds and snow, and if what is
promised is realized St. Paul will today
experience the coldest weather of the
winter. There is very indication of this
result, as the storm is apparently bearing
in this direction with undlminished force.
In Western Canada, in North Dakota
and other sections of the far Northwest
the zero mark has been passed, accom
panied by a high wind and snow that ap
proaches the dignity of a blizzard. Con
tinuing in its present course the cold
wave seems destined to sweep through the
upper Mississippi valley, bringing zero
weather north and east of St. Paul. It
should arrive before daylight this morn
ing, the citizens thus being warned to
prepare for much more severe weather
than has ruled thus far.
If the prediction of the weather depart
ment that a blizzard will blow should be
realized it will be the first touch of real
winter. Precipitation has likewise been
lacking. and the predicted fail of snow
will be particularly w«lcome.
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