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WEBBICnADVANGE. The Gentle Josephus Still Waiting- for His Balance From Baltimore. He Isn't Sure That He Will Not Join the Players' League. Comiskey Is Very Emphatic in Saying He Will Play in Chicago. President Day Thinks He Will Yet Secure Big 1 Roger Connor. Notwithstanding that Joe Wcrrick's contract with Baltimore for 181J0 has been "officially promulgated" by all the league and association secretaries of the land, writes the St. Paul correspond ent of the Sporting Life, the tact re mains that Josephus has not yet at tached his autograph to such a docu ment, although his terms were accepted by Manager Barnie, and a check for £500 — advance o°*- 1/j-^juu.oh m o n c y — w a s promptly for warded to him last fall. But thereby hangs a talc When Joe telegraph ed his terms to the Baltimore manager he omitted to men lion the amount of ad vance money he desired, and as shortness of funds was the principal reason that urged him on to sign, when every Indication pointed to delay as the best policy, it can l>e seen that his omission was unfortunate,' to say the least. Uut.Toe wrote to Manager Barnie, explaining the situation to him, and the latter kindly consented to for \yanl the balance which Joe needed to tide him over the winter. This was last fall, and Joe has not received "the balance" yet. Probaoly Manager Barnie lias been occupied since then with more momenlious questions than this one, but Joe is (retting rather tired looking for "the letter that never came." and is thinking seriously of castinir his lot with the Players', leasue, as he" says he can easily get the amount of advance money be desires trout several of the clubs of that body. He could then re turn to the Baltimore people their §300. pet what money he desires besides, and a considerably larger salary for his sea son's work. COMISKEY STANDS PAT. S'lie Captain Says He Will Play With the Player's League. San Francisco, Jan. 11.— "You can Btate positively that I will play with the brotherhood next season," said Capt. Comiskev to a local correspondent to day. "1 am with the brotherhood, and Lave not the slightest desire or inten tion of withdraw from that organi zation. Where will I play! Well, there is only one club in the brotherhood that 1 would want to be a member of, and that is Chicago. . Yes, you can say that I will play in the brother hood club, and that Chicago is the only Dlaee I will play in; that is. it they will have me. I was born in Chicago, and always wanted to play ball there. No, 1 have not signed a contract, and shall not until I reach home. There is plenty of time. I'll do it when the. time comes." George Van Haitren is for the brotherhood, as he expresses it, "lirst. last and all the tune." In fact, he is a regular brotherhood fanatic — talks brotherhood all the time. Fogarty is in Los Angeles, but when here was as emphatic in his avowals of loyalty to the brotherhood as Van Ilaltren. Nash is also . enthusi astic over the Players' league. There is not a weak-kneed brothernood man in the Boston team now in this city. Carroll says that he will surely be found in the Players' league. He has never even thought of going back to the old league. Both the St. Louis and Boston teams have been waterlogged - here. It has rained on almost all of their dates. General Dixwell has signed one Calt forhian for the Boston Players' club. His name is Swett. Be caught last sea son for the San Francisco club. All the Boston men think hewill prove a won der. He is to receive $2,800, the most money ever paid a California player in the East. CONNOR'S POSITION. President Day Puts It in a New and Different Light. New Yojjk, Jan. 11.— President John B. Day, of the New York league club, said yesterday that there was no truth in the statement that Connor had re fused to sign a league contract. Mr. Day says that he never asked the big lirst baseman to afiix his signature to a document. They talked over the matter in a casual way, and Connor never mafic use of the assertion credited to him. Up is said to have declared that all the money in New York could not induce him to leave the brotherhood. ''1 called on Connor at his home in Wa terbury," he said, "and asked his views on the base ball question. Connor said that, while he did not believe that the officers of the brotherhood were treat ing the men right, he intended to stand by his agreement. Connor, like many other players, does not want to be called a deserter. Although mat ters have been misrepresented to the rank and rile by the leaders of the brotherhood movement, the boys are fearful of showing their hand, not car ing to be called traitors to the cause. I have not the least doubt as to the course that the majority of my boys are going to pursue. If the courts decide against "YVard. and 1 have every reason to be lieve that they will, I feel certain that my team, with perhaps one exception, will be under contract in less than a week after the decision is rendered. All they want is an excuse to leave the brotherhood, and they are sure to get it iv a short time." BELL BOY IS BURNED. Die Famous Stallion and Thirty- Four Other Horses Cremated in Their Stalls. Vebsahxes, Ky., Jan. 11.— The sta bles belonging to Alacy Bros, burned this niorning at 4 o'clock, destroying thirty-live out of thirty-eight horses. Among those burned was the horse Bell Boy, that was sold here at auction by Jefferson & Seaman to J. Clarke for $51,000. It is said that Clarke has re fused $100,000 for this horse. The fire is supposed to have been incendiary, and when discovered almost the entire structure was Jn llames. The stables ■ covered almost an entire square, consisting of proper sheds for training and adjacent stalls for horses. No one is yet able to state who discovered the fire. The citi zens were aroused very quickly, but the flames covered all parts of the building before any organized attempt could be made to stay their ravages, there being quantities of loose hay and straw in all portions of the structure, which were rapidly licked up by the flames. Bell Boy's quarters were adjacent to the office of the stables, where a man was on guard. An effort was made to reach the horse and get him out, but the animal refused to move, and before sufficient assistance could be had to force him from the building, the in tense heat drove his would-be rescuers away and lie was left to his fate. He was untethered, and through occasional rifts of the smoke and fUuue, could b*;. •n'v.n planning and kicking until the. h<t\ llood swept over him, and with a mighty pluflge he went down to rise no *u>re. The charred body, burned so that the enirails protrude, lies in full, view of the people Who eongn>2t« in. erent crowds to inspect the scene of the disaster. Three small cottages near the £l?.l'!?, and a general Btore beloucinz to Landsburg, was burned, and the Christian church waa on fire, but suf fered little damage. The entire loss is estimated at 1850,000. Hindoocraft Hrokcn Down. The New York Evening Sun says: Reports have been printed that Hindoo craft is iii excellent health, and is win tering grandly. They are all wrong, bower, and the probabilities are that he will never -face the starter aarain. He hurt his right lee: before his last race at the Brooklyn track, when he ran third to Badge and Bronzomarte. and that ac counts for the poor showing he made. l)r. Shepherd was called in. and gave it as his opinion that, with a good win ter's rest, the lior.se would be as good as ever, lie has had the rest, but the lee has not improved, and he will very likely be retired." Racing at \e\v Orleans. New Or'ieaxs, La., Jan. Results of to-day's races: First rnce. six -furlongs, Beliing — Peobus ■won. Colonel Cox second. Harry Ireland third. Time, 1:15. Second race, eleven-sixteenths of a dii'lp. sellinc— Fred Davis won. Hollywood second, Uo-inie Kiiiß third. Time. 1 : 1 I «A. Third race, live furlongs, inu'—Skobe 1 ■won. -lim Heed second, VaUell third. Time, 1 :0.!" 2 . First race, seven ftirlones. handicap—Cnrl ton won. Buckler second, Balance third. Time, l:3St£. Result* at Guttenlmrjr. Guttbhbebo, N. ,T.. Jan. 10.— The ra<vs here to-day resulted as follows: First vace. one mile, selling Uapine won, Battersby second, King Idle third. Time, 1:44%: Second race, six furlongs— Marie Lovell won. Ban Lassie second, Faustina third. Time. 1:17. Third race, seven furlongs— 'Mamie Hay won, Tom Kerns second, Gold Vase filly third. Time, l::m . Fourth race, six furlongs nnd nhnlf—Ford lmm won. Onward second, Australia thira. Time, 1 :2" U. Fifth race, seven-eighths of a mile, selling —Cupid won, Sen Tick second, Festus third. Time. 1:31 sixth race, seven-eighths of a mile— Mnrsh l?edon won, Bella second, Arizona third. Time, 1:35>4, Trans-Pacific Record Smashed Sah Fraxcisco, Jan. 11.— A cable gram received last evening by the Pacific Mail Steamship company an nounces the arrival of the steamer China at Yokohama, Japan, after a voy age of ten days and thirteen hours, which beats the record. Vancouver^ Jan. 11.— The Parthia arrived from Yokohama yesterday beat ing all previous records.* She be.it the City of Fekiu to San Francisco by six days. DIAMOND DASHES. Notes About Players in Many Psse . Ball Leagues. Jack O'Connors desertion from the broth erhood will not be pleasant news for his old battery partner, Mark Baldwin. The Boston league club i 9 said to have in sured Clarfcaon's life for $10.000. Charlie Bennett has not yet signed with either the league or brotherhood. The Philadelphia club's salary list will be $10.01)0. Charlie Reilly made thirty home runs last season. Lovctt is the only Brooklyn player un signed. Boston offered Ferson 53, 000 and a bonus. Schoeneck will play with Hew Haven. TRYING TO BUST A TRUST. Reading Stockholders Arm to Prevent President Corbiirs Re- Klection. Philadelphia, Jan. 11.— Court of common pleas No. 2 was crowded this morning with many learned lawyers, the younger members of the bar, ;. stu dents, as well as some prominent citi zens, who were stanJing with looks of expectancy in their faces. It had been inmored that "John G. Johnson was going to knock Austin Corbin out. But later on in the day. when Mr. Johnson arose to address the full court in bane, Presiding Judge Hare, and Judges Hare and Pennypaek er, it was seen that the prelim inaries of the fight were very smooth and quiet. Mr. Johnson called the at tention of the court to the fact that he represented the complainants, Messrs. Slielinerdine and Ervine; that Mr. Bair. of Reading, was there, repre senting; the Philadelphia & Reading Railroad company and John Lowber Welch, J. Pierpont Morgan and Austin Corbin, and that Mr. Rothernel was there, representing John Wanamaker. Mr. Johnson asked the court if it would not hear the application for a special injunction in the bills which Messrs. Shelnierdine and Ervine brought against the voting trustees of the Philadelphia & Reading railroad, against the Phila adelphia & Reading railroad and against other companies, lie said he had just received his answers on Thursday, that the election takes place next Monday and that the matter required early and prompt bearine, as it would undoubt edly affect the election. He then said to the court that, under the reorgan ization plan, the voting trust would last but two years and a half more, which would include two elections of the com pany; that a voting trust formed to which almost the whole of the stock had been entrusted for the purpose of voting only, and Mr. Johnson urged that that was specially violating the charter of the Philadelphia & Reading railroad, and was also illegal on the ground that was a violation of special legislation applied to that road. Two bills were tiled, one by Mr. Shelmer dine and one by Mr. Ervine. It was an swered by the other side that Shel mcrdine was stopped from bringing the bill by an agreement made with the railroad, and that both Slielnierdine and Ervine were influenced by Alfred Sully, of New York, and by virtue of the reconstruction plan both were estopped, one by consent and one by laches. Mr. Johnson read an affidavit made by Spencer Ervine in which he said the charge made that Sully was influencing them was untrue; that he (Ervine) was the holder in good faith of the stock he owned, and that he believed he could say the same of Slielmerdine: that he was acting only for himself and was not controlled in the use of his stock. The affidavit concluded as fol lows: "My stock is bought with my own funds and belongs to me." De cision will be announced Monday. Mr. Ashurst for the Reading com pany complained that the application had been deferred until this late day, Monday being . charter day. Judge Hare, internpting, said that probably it could be arranged by the appointment of a master to conduct the elections, and that elections could be held —one by the voting trust, and the other by the shareholders leaving the validity of the election to be determined by the court, as was done in the case of the Reading railroad in 1881. Mr. Johnson was willing to accept that proposition. Mr. Ashurst said that the matter referred to was analogous. In that case the annual election of the company had been postponed by agreement and he could not con sent to It. He must oppose the application. If the applicants were en titled to their injunction, he wanted them to receive it as their right and by the court's order, but he could not come to such an agreement. Monday was charter day, the day on which the elec tion must be held, and he knew of the danger arising from postponing that day. Judge Hare said that the court could not prohibit the holding of an election, but he might direct the election to be held, in a certain way. Counsel then re sumed their argument on the question and consumed the entire session of the court. Upon conclusion of the argu ments the court, after consultation, an nounced that they would render their decision on Monday morning. THE SAINT /PAIJI, DAILY " ULVBE: JSDJSDAY MOItNIXG, JANUARY 12, 1390,— SIXTEEN PAGES. GILT-EDGED SPORTS. The California Athletic Clu'u the Richest in the World. It Is Fully Up to the Great Pelican Club of Lon don. Lawyers, Capitalists, Preach ers and Public Officials Are Members. The Sheriff and Chief of Po lice Spectators at Con tests. Maj. Frank McLaughlin went to London recently on a mission big with import to Anglo-Saxon athletes, and which, it is believed, will result in a practical interchange of membership between the two greatest sporting clubs of the world— the California Athletic ciub, of San Francisco, and the Pelican club, of London. Everybody familiar with the great events in the -re cent history of pugilism on the American continent has heard of the California Athletic club, of San Francisco, deservedly described as "the richest club in the world," and of the enormous sums it has paid out in prizes to the successful fighters in its "con tests," writes a San Francisco corre spomlent of the New York Herald. If pugilism has an abiding place at pres ent in the land of Sullivan, Ryan, Ed wards, Goss and Chambers, that place must be in the famaus San Francisco organization, which has a membership of 1,700, of whom it is said the average wealth is from 6100,000 to §250,000. The club house of the California Athletics, in which $35,000 in purses have been paid over in the last fourteen months to crack nst fighters, is on New Montgomery street, in the center of the city, ana within three blocks of the Palace hotel. The new club house will not be far away from the old building, which was formerly an armory. It is three stories high, the ground floor be ing occupied entirely by stores. Going up the main stairway to the second floor the visitor sees before him a great gymnasium— of the most complete in the world— and equipped with the best apparatus of a.ll kinds that money can buy or skill suggest. In the vast hall for physical exercise 1.500 people may at one time stretch their muscles, put a new glow into their circulation, row, run, swing from rings, and ply the bar, trapeze, foils and gloves. At the further extremity, and on either side of the apartments are billiard rooms, pri vate sleeping and sitting rooms, bath rooms and clothes lockers. Ascending to the third floor, one enters a magnificent exercising room, light ed artistically and perfectly, and open to the sea breezes from over the bay. Here at various hours of the day may be found the leaders of the San Francisco bar, pul pit, clinic, exchange and counting room. To get in, too, they must belong regu larly to the club. So rigid are the rules about the Introduction of strangers for any purpose whatever that the nights of "contests"— the delicate club euphemism for tights— the president and four of the directors stand on the stairway and scrutinize the face of every person claiming admission, how ever well provided he may be with tickets. The Nob Hill wags say that half the members don't know each other, and that President Fulda speaks to 'em all on general principles, trusting to luck that they are members. But the stern sense of duty to them selves and to their club which animates these five censors can only bo appreci ated when one remembers that judges of the supreme court have to be a little particular about the company they keep since a San Franciscoan shot at justice Field and for a supreme court judge to miss a real '"contest"— the judges, par ticularly, always call em "contests"— at the California club would be, in the best circles of San Francisco, almost equivalent to self-impeachment. "I have seen at the meeting of the club," saiu Maj. McLaughlin, "George Hearst. Senator Fair, John VV. Mackay, Gov. George C. Perkins, Banker Brown, of the Bank of California, and all the big judges, lawyers and doctors you would care to count." "How about the chief of police, major?" 1 asked, haying in mind how an inspector of police walked up the Pelican stairs in London the night of the Peter Jackson-Jem Smith fight. "Of course," said the majo.', "he was there; he never misses one— that is, a contest. There is a tradition that the chief of police of San Francisco is ex officio a member of the California club, and the sheriff is a real member, when ever he is a good fellow and don't get black balled. "No contest at the club has ever been in any way interfered with by the law," the mayor continued, and a thought of what would happen to the rash police officer who broke in on a prize fight at which his chief was an interesting wit ness, brought a smile to the cheek of his listner. "While some of the best fi contests ever seen have been fought in the club's presence no fi contestant has ever been seriously injured." "How do you manage to avoid the penalties of the law against prize fight ing?" "Well, we are licensed by the city authorities, to whom we pay $3,000 a year, and the board of supervisors ex pressly authorizes us to have private contests to a linish." '•There are no pay tickets of admis sion under any circumstances to any body," said Major McLaughlin, "and if necessary President Fulda and his four directors call the club secretary himself to help them identify as a club member every candidate for admission who pre-» sents himself on contest nights. For $1,000, for any sum, no outsider could gain admission on such a night. The members of the cluu come in by right. The leading representatives of the press come in by courtesy, which is rigidly guarded against imposition; the chief of police and sheriff come in by tacit right— as members, however, and not by official right— and that is the end ot it. When the chief of police presents himself at the door, he submits a mem bers ticket which has been issued to him, and is admitted by right of that ticket. There has never been any in terference: under the circumstances, how could there be? "The prime object of the club is to promote athletic sports in general, and particularly in so far as they are bene ficial to the health of the members. Of course, as boxing is the athletic sport par excellence, the club trends in that direction. Our boxing masters are Peter Jackson, whom we consider the marvel of the day; Jack Dempsey, the Non pareil, and Prof. McCarthy, who beat Denny Kelleher in twenty rounds not long ago. C 3 "L. R. Fulda, as I mentioned, is pres ident and the guiding spirit of the or ganization. The other officers are R. B. Mitchell, vice president; F. Vernon, secretary; J. D. Gibbs, treasurer: A. Wyinan, superintendent, and Will Rob inson, assistant secretary. The direct ors are William EL Vice, (i«orge Ross, John Ferguson, Edward Fay, Frank McLaughlin, G. L. Fish and J. F. Dally. "How do we raise such enormous purses? Simply enough; by the initia tion fees and the monthly dues. The former is f25 and the latter are $2.50 a month, although on rare occasions— l remember one instance— they are swelled to $5 a month, when it is desired to raise a specially large purse for a fine contest." It should be borne in mind that Phil istines say there is a by-law of the club heavily fining any member who speaks of alight otherwise than a "contest," and that on one occasion the sheriff be ing asked in a rather too familiar way how he liked the "bloody fight"- the attendants were even Uien swabbing up the blood— turned savagei> and replied: "What Tight,' sir? I've seen r.O •light;' 1 preside you refer ■to the blecaii,» contest!" • OFF FOR 'FRISCO. Jack 3lcAnliirc to Meet Jimmie Carroll March 21. : > Jack McAuliffe, champion light weight pugilist of the worlJ, is in Cin cinnati on his way to San Francisco, where on the 21st of March he will bat-, tie to a finish with Jimmie Carroll. Mc- Auliffe's attire is of the most fashion able kind, a silk hat, a heavy English cape overcoat and a fancy walking stick being parts of his make-np. He is in good health, but is a trifle fat, and suffering from a broken hand, sustained in his recent encounter with Daly at Boston. "I made a good many warm friends in Cincinnati when 1 was here before." said McAuliffe, "and 1 thought 1 would run down and see them. 1 will join Dick Roche, my backer, Billie Madden, 7 my trainer, and Billy Donahue, the' jockey, at Chicago, and will start for Frisco Sunday, i want to get out there in time to see Denipsey and McCarthy; fight." "It was the popular impression that you had retired from the ring," re marked the writer. "Well, I had fully determined to do so," remarked Jack; "but force of cir cumstances compelled me to return to it. Last season, at one time, I had enough money to retire forever had I so chosen;, out I thought it wasn't enough, and I stuck to book-making. In consequence 1 lost my nice bundle Of $00,000." . "Doesn't prize-fighting pay?" "No. it doesn't. My fight with Car roll will be a good one for the winner. \Ve are to battle for $5,000 as ide, and the Athletic club will give a purse of $2,500, That makes $7,500 for the win ner. If 1 get that I will be in the book making business again next summer." "Your proposed match with Billy Myers is off? ' "Yes. He would not allow me to come at 137 pounds, and I cannot get down to 133 any more.'' The Strangler i 8 111. New Yokk, Jan. Evan Lewis, the "Strangler," who had to give up his engagement with Muhioon here on account of an attack of the grip and started for his Western home, was suffering from a bad case of pneumonia when he left, and it was feared that he would not recover. Another lilg Parse Offered. New Yoiik, Jan. 11.— Luke Short, of Fort Worth, backed by the National bank of that place, has offered, through the Police Gazette, a purse of $30,000 for a fight between Sullivan and Jack son near Fort Worth,. WILLGH E HKK BVBIES AWAY Because She Doesn't Want to Dras Them Down With Her. Detroit Xews. Bargains in babies! Entire stock must be closed out at a sacrifice! For terms address Mrs. Rosetta Osburn, care Poor Commissioner Martin. "There's a woman over at our house who has four children she wants to dis pose of through you," were the words : the clerk at the Plankintou brought to poor office yesterday. 1 went with Supt. Martin across to the Plankinton, where we found in a small back room a young woman, and swarming about her, three babies, who appeared on first sight to be triplets. On the bed, asleep, lay a! fourth. One's first impression, was that she must have brought up a foundling asylum somewhere with a view to.speculation. Her manner was characterized by a calm deadly enough i to delight the soul of Ward McAllister. She sat three children in a row on the. edge, of the bed. and they cowered under her glance and raised finger as she commanded them not to budge. . In a few minutes, though, there was mutiny. The three youngsters keeled over, in a perplexing heap on the bed, giggling and squirming, and none but \ a mother could have extricated one from the other. Order again established by scattering them in separate corners, the young woman in her strangely quiet way went on to teil her story. The sleeping baby is six months old, and one of a pair of twins that were born but three weeks before her husband died in Little Rock. Ark., last July. One twin only lived to be a week old. Her husband had been working on a salary as piano tuner, and left her desti tute. Her own health was in a condi tion that did not permit her remain ing in Arkansas, where the climate disagreed with her. On the Ist ot August she came to Muskegon to join a couple of sisters living there. These sisters, however, are not iv a po sition to afford permanent relief. "Further on" were the words that ap peared to the poor woman on every hori zon. The day before Christmas she packed up her few belongings and many children and started out to find rela tives of her husband, little of whom she knew saved that they lived in Simcoe, Canada. Still further on! These people could not, or would not provide for her or her wee ones, and, every door shut in her face, there was nothing left to her but the world. The world is a hopelessly large field for | one incapable woman and four babies to look for a home in, and Friday she arrived at the Plankinton with just $10 between her and starvation. The two oldest children are a boy and a girl— Faust and Fay she calls them— five years of age. The next is a ball of a boy, three years old. The six mouths old-baby is a girl. "Do you want to give them all away?" asked Mr. Mardin. "1 don't know what else lean do," she replied,- her voice growing more and more quiet, till it sent chills creeping over me. "There is no work lam fitted for. Canvassing is the only thing I hope to do, and if somebody else can provide a good home for my children, it is my duty to let them go. I would be glad if the twins could be taken to getLer." "But you wouldn't part ■with the baby, would you?" "if 1 must give up one I can give up all." At last the emotion that she had suppressed broke through the ice of her demeanor, and she Durst into tears. J The baby faces about grew solemn ■as . they watched her, and finally the little ! girl, with a choked "Me too," sprang • into her mother's arms, her brothers en- . deavoring to make a place there too; and there the three clung, wailing none the less piteously because they did not know the reason why tney cried. The woman appears to be one of the ivy sort, that, however blown about by i the winds of adversity, looks only, for means of support outside of herself. Such women, by their inability to stand alone, mak« satisfactory wives, but wretched failures as widowed mothers. Hor mind seems fully made up to part ing with her babies, and on the advice of Commissioner Martin she is waiting ; two or three days before consigning them to an asylum, hopiog that she may give them first-hand into the keeping of some child-hungry hearts. > . ••-■ -^ For beauty, for comfort, for improve ment of the complexion, use only Poz zoni's Powder; there is nothing equal to it. "_ AN RAIB SAYIXG. Remember, three things come cot back: The arrow sent upon its track— tr It will not swerve; it will not stay Its speed : It flies to wound or slay. | The spoken word, so soon f orgot By tbee: but it has perished not; In other hearts 'tis living still. - And dolr.R work for good or ill. And the lost opportunity, " . That cometh back no more to thee. In vain tnoti weepest, iv vain rtost yearn, ■ . Those tbree wi'l nevermore return. - - — ConstaniOia £. Brooks, iv Cental?. STATE UNIVERSITY. Tha Adjustment of the Loss by the Recent Fire. Plenty of Diversions This Winter, and Dancing- Is in High Favor. A Pictorial Suggestion to New Fraternities Seeking "the Grip." Personal Mention and Stray Bits of Campus Gos sip. An adjustment has been made of the loss on the main building by the recent fire, and the work of repair will begin to-morrow. The damage was estimated at about $8,000. The building is to be made comfortable with the least possi ble expense, so that it can be used two years more, when it is hoped to secure au appropriation to erect a new main building, which is much needed. The plan at present is to make the new building thoroughly fire proof, and place the library in it, instead of having a separate building for the library. Pillsbury hall is now undergoing re pairs, and the work is proceeding slowly. The walls are being calcimined and the woodwork reflnished and paint ed, so that when completed the build ing will be in all respects as good as be fore the fire. The damage here was 510,500, and in this case, as in that of the main buildinir, was fully covered by insurance. Work on the new chemical building has been suspended for the winter. There is no lack of diversion at the university this winter. Perhaps the most popular means is dancing, and the dancing cjub affords ample opportunity. The meeting last evening at Malcolm's hall was a very pleasant one. Those present were the Misses Best, Nicol, Connor, Rexford, Ames, Rose, Sammis, Shuey, Frances Montgomery, Toomes, Colgrove, Newman, Atchison. Uawley, Smith, Rutherford, and Gilbert, and Messrs. Bailey, Belden, Blethen, Chad bourn, Fryberger, Gilman, Hoyt, Ger hardt, Hurd, 11. M. Kennedy, L. H. Kennedy. Monfort, Mann, Mattison, Steams, Squires, Todd, West, Winslow and Ward. Another sleighride and dancing party went out to Hopkins' last eveniuu. An interesting programme will be presented by the Delta Sigma Literary society tomorrow evening in the Law school" building. Tlw fame of the university is spread ing far and wide. The Greek letter fraternities are ever watchful for new fields to conquer, and are being »t --tracted by its good name. Hence the rumors of new frats. j^r^g? Wy o//£ you f/^T-f NKKDKD AT THE 17NIVE15SITY. N. B.— The above suggestion is not patented and the field is open to inventors. Prof. Breda will lecture upon the great Norwegian dramatist, Henri Ibsen. Music vvill be furnished l>y the Normandenes Singorenlng, the society which secured the second prize at the Chicago contest. Admission is free and the invitation general. One feature of the Junior annual, or "Gopher," of the class of '91, will be plates containing reduced engravings from photographs of int-mbers of the class. This presages a busy season for some photographer. Dean Pattee will lecture before the Students' Christian association at their building, at 2 o'clock this after noon, upon the subject, "Through Nat ure to Faith." . E. S. Waters lectured to the Law Lit erary society last evening on "Ariau Migration." The secoud contest for the Pillsbury prize will occur In the chapel next Tuesday at 3:30 o'clock. A meeting of students in the electri cal engineering course was held at 1424 Sixth street southeast last evening, to form an organization for mutual benefit. An Indian club swinging association is the latest move towards physical cul ture. Clubs are now being turned ior their use. O. C. Gross, ? 90, will teach the intricacies of the art. W. Laduc, 'S9, has received an appointment to the West Point military school from Oregon. J. Culbert Fades, '80, is taking a post graduate course in Saucrit and Hebrew under Prof. Benton. The Phi Psis seem to have adopted a uniform cut of whiskers. Returns of the examinations in the law school havo begun to come in. In pleadings seven of the class will be sur prised to find their records adorned by the stamp "conditioned" upon the face. Prof. Breda is reported to be some what solicitous lest his class shall bo seized by the prevailing "epizootic." Many of the books in the library will have to be rebound after their late rough handling. Georgia's Oldest Mule. W. J. Goolsby, of Franklin county Ga.. claims to be the owner of the oldest mule in the State. It was born in the spring of 1852, in Virginia, and was then the property of a Mr. Scheff ter. When the war commenced Mr. Seheffter entered the army with his mule, and rode him three years, when Mr. S. and his mule were both captured by the Yankees. The mule then served one year in the Union ranks, when he was abandoned to live or die, but fortu nately for him, Mr. Goolsby run across him and brought him to Georgia, where he has been in active service ever since. Mr. G. was offered £2.>0 for the mule at one time, but refused to sell him as it seemed like parting with some of the family to sell Nebuchadnezzar. He is still able to do as much work as any mule, and could kick the roof off the stable, but he has quit such tricks and settled down to a quiet life. _ ' mm Nothing New. Youth's Companion. Uncle Abiinelech Barnes regards him self as dreadfully abused by his wife. Aunt Amanda, who scolds him more or less, doubtless with good reason. Tha other day Aunt Amanda com plained of being ill, and scut Uncle A bimelech forthe doctor. The physi cian arrived, felt Aunt Amanda's pulse, - and told her to show her tongue. .-• "■■ -t "Urn!" said the doctor, shaking his head. "A '■ pretty, bad tongue, Mrs. Barnes; a very bad tongue." . - J Uncle Abimelech wriggled a little at this, ana presently managed to get -the physician a little to one side. "Look a-here, doctor," said he. in a whisper, "that don't prove nothin' at all. She's had the wust kind of v tongue ever since we was married!" ■ THE CAP AND BELLS. Jokes and Jingles of the Journal* istic Jesters. _ The New Year's L-eaf. Jiißt now is the time when the average man Begins to nrospectivelvrnentally plan. As the annual Bweafing-ofF Beuson draws near. - Of the leaf he'll turn over the first of the year. Everything that is wrong ' from his life he'll efface. And naught that's unjust in hia thoughts have a place. He's sure he has power all evil to shtm hen he says so, and so then the business Is done. But. in order to have his new plan broken In, He better not tarry a day to begin, And 'tis best ne should uot use the new leaves too fast. Why not employ this year tho leaf turned for last? Pleasant for Auntie. Chicago Tribune. Johnny (waiting for his plateful of turkey)— Mamma, you've put the mus tache cup at papa's plate. Mamma— llush, Johnny; that is all right. Johnny— Why, no, it isn't. Aunt Jnbilee needs it a good deal more than he does; don't you, auntie? Hard Work. The weary brniu will plot and plan Some way of duty shirking. It's rpiecr liow hard a lazy man Will work to keen from working. —Washington Capital. Getting Down to Business. Philadelphia Inquirer. Charming Young Amateur to Man ager—l can do Juliet, Pauline. Par thenia, and a half-dozen' other parts very well. The critics say my art is wonderful. Manager (contemptuously) — Bosh! Who makes your clothes? Alleged Coincidence. The first of May and Christmas day Upon tho self same day will be. The first of May was Wed-nes-day; Hunt up your calendar and see How every year the first of May With Christmas and Xew Year's ntrree. —Detroit free Press. It Cost Nuthing. Lawrence American. Stranger in Western Town— is the death rate? Native— Nawthin'- sir, at all. Ye kin die fer nawthin' at ali. No rates here. It's terrible high down iv Gulchvilie, though. Too Much of It. We think, on the whole, that the Czar lias gone just a little too far In packing his grippe For this holiday trip With a forty horse power catarrh. —Boston Transcript. Well to Kemeiubcr. What you would do if you were me Would be the same thing, don't you see? And what I'd do if I were you Is apt to be the same tbiug. too. - v .—Philadelphia Press, . Guarding the Profession. Toledo Blade. ■ Ambitious Sport— Could you take me and put me in training and make a prize fighter out of me? Great Pugilist —Ain't you able to work? "No, sir." "Have you got an education?" "Yes, sir." "Well, I'll see. If yer able to write sportin' stuff about yourself and hain't strong enough to do hard work, guess we kin make a fighter of ye. We's kind o' careful, dough, not to let fellows inter de profesb what kin make a living by workin'. See?" What the Dog Ijntt. Dear Kr.te: By this mail I advance To you the remnants of mv pants. There's just the waistband and one leg, Which you'll accept with love, I beg. It may be wheii you tind the rest They'll make your brother Tom a vest. The shreds I send «re very slight, . Your pa's dog got the rest last night. —Omaha World. She Knew. She put on my hat: lJi'l she know what it meant? On the sofa we sut As sne put on my hat (It was long ere "l went) : Yes, she knew whit it meant. . —Clothier and Furnisher. RONSyMPTID^ IN its first stages, can be successfully cltecked by the prompt use of Ayer's Cherry Pectoral. Even iv the later periods of that disease, the cough is wonderfully relieved by this medicine. 11 1 have used Ayer's Cherry Pectoral with the best effect in my practice. This wonderful preparation once saved my life. I had a constant cough, night sweats, was greatly reduced in flesh, and given up by my physician. One bottle and a lialf of the Pectoral cured me."— A. J. Eidson, M. D., Middleton, Tennessee. " Several years ago I was severely ill. The doctors said I was in consumption, and that they could do nothing for me, but advised me, as a last resort, to try Ayer's Cherry Pectoral. After taking thi3 medicine two or three months I was cured, and my health remains good to the present day." James Uirchurd, Darien, Conn. . " Several years ago, on a passage home from California, by water, I contracted so severe a cold that for some days I was confined to my state-room, aud a physician on board considered. my life in danger. Happening to have a bottle of Ayer's Cherry Pectoral, I used it freely, and my lungs were soon restored to a healthy condition. Since then I have invariably recommended this prep aration." — J. 13. Chandler, Junction, Va. Ayer's Cherry Pectoral, PREPARED BT Dr. J. C. Ayer & Co., Lowell, Mass. Sold by all Druggists. Price 81; ej.x bottles, $5. I took Cold, I took Sick, I TOOK SCOTT'S EMULSION result: I take My Meals, I take My Rest, AND I AM VIGOROUS ENOUGH TO TAKE ANYTHING I CAN LAY MY HANDS ON; getting fat too, for Scott's Emulsion of Pure Cod Liver Oil and Hypophosphitesof Limeand Soda NOT ONLY CURED my IllCip ient Consumption but built ME UP, AND IS NOW PUTTING FLESH ON MY BONES AT the rate OF a pound A day. i TAKE IT JUST as EASILY AS I DO MILK." SUCH TESTIMONY. is nothing NEW. Scott's EMULSION is DOING wonders DAILY. Take NO OTHER. nil TO J)r. H. Waite, peciaity Mil p\ Graduate; 11 years resident I ILUUIof Minneapolis. Why suf er when cure is mild, simple, certain. Ask hundreds of leading citizens of Sr Paul, Minneapolis and the Northwest as to the satisfactory '.treatment and . cure? Pamphlet free. "ILJ7 Heuepin Avenue, I Minneapolis. I Sell More Clothins at Retail Than Any Other Retailer in the World. j, L. HUDSON. _ # "Hello! Is this Dr. Blank .Xvcca Jt 1S * "Well, Doc, I've * • * ! ! ! ? / V \?^f ? (sneeze) ! ! ! (backache') ? ? ? (cliill) ■• • ♦ (fever) got it, X y° u know." if \f^H "All right; be right up there U t rf?^ 1 inside of an hour;" *j With this kind of weather it's i $ easy enough for us to sell Over ly lL coats and Ulsters. The assort -SSHLI» nient is good. There is every sort you want to see. We may have winter enough to compensate for December's mildness, and then at the prices we've put on Fur Coats, Fur-Trimmed Coats, Storm, Cape or P[ain Overcoats, one of them is a good investment, even if you do not wear it a week this season. The same cut holds good in our Men's Suit Stock. What care you when w T e take account of our stock whether our stock is too big or too small, or for any of the many points that touch our private interests? Whole newspapers would be insufficient for the bar gain story. Your friend does not send a menu with your dinner invitation. Nor do we with our bargain bid. The why is not needed. Given the bargain fact, the public does the rest. In Boys' and Children's Clothing the cut is lower than ever, and the stock commences to show the eflect, Still, there are Suits and Overcoats to please all. Heavy Winter Furnishings, such as Underwear, Hosiery, Gloves, Mittens, Mufflers and all Winter Caps, at great reductions. Goods sent on approval to any part of the West. Catalogue and rules for self-measurement mailed free on application. CLOTHIER, RYAN EUILDINGr, ST. PAUL, MINN. FORFEITED COLUTERftLS ! SPECIAL INDUCEMENTS. $20,000 WORTH OF UNCLAIMED Diamonds and Jewelry To be sol ' for the amount advanced, with commission. We have iuoro than we want, aiul adopt this method of reducing: our large accumula tion. Here is a chance to secure a Watch or a Diamond for at least 4.0 per cent less than regular prices. Every Watch thoroughly overhauled and regulated before beiug offered for sale. $30,000 TO LOAN AT LOW RATES. Business Strictly Confidential. SIMON"""'" K^J-J-VJ-V-^Jii^i JEWELER, 314 Jackson Street (Merchants Hotel Block), St. Paul, Minn. Goods sent C. 0. D. to any point, with privilege of examination. OR. FELLER, 35G Jackson Street, ST. PAUL, : MINN. Speedily cures all private, nervous, and blood aud skin diseases of both sexec without the use of merenry or hindrance from business. NO C KB,' NO PaV. Pri vate diseases and all old, lingering cases, where the blood has become poisoned, caus ing ulcers, blotches, sore tnroat and mouth pa: is in the head and bones, and all dis eases of the kidneys and bladder, are cured for life. Men of all ages who are suffering frjm the result of youthful indiscretion of excesses of mature years, producing nervous, ness, indigestion, constipation, loss of mem ory, etc., aro thoroughly and permanently cured, fc* , • Dr. Feller, who has had mauy years of ex- I peiience in this specialty, is a graduate Irom I one of the leading medical colleges of the country. He has never failed in curing and ' cases that he has undertaken. Cases and • correspondence sacredly confidential. Call j or write for list of questions. Medicines sent i bymail and express everywhere free from risk and oxposure. >«OOK'9 COTTON HOOT /feO? COMPO V X I> flßmy2yComposed ot Cotton Root, Tansy H V? *^and Pennyroyal— a recent discovery %w^ v 3by an old ph.siciau. Is sneeess- P*tully used monthly— Safe, Effect ual. Price Si, by mail, sealed. Ladie?. fist you druggist for Cook's Cotton Root Comp ound and take no substitute; or inclose M stamps for sealed particulars. Address POND 1.1L.Y COMPANY, No. 3 Fisher Bloclt, 131 Woodward ay.. Detroit, Mich. Sold by L. &W. A. Mussatter, Druggists aud ChemiJta, bt. Faul, iliua DR. T. J. PEARCE, PRIVATE DISrKXSARY. 0371O 371 Jackson St.. St. Paul, Minn.! 230 Ilcnnepin Ay.. Minneapolis. -Minn. t.iironie, Nervous ana Private I>i.-*cuses. Younjr Men. Middle- Aged Men aii'l all who are suffering from the effects of nrDiscßßTiox or ex posure, causing Nervous Debility, Uiusakt Tuoubles, bores iv the Month or Thront, Weak Back, Ulcers. Pimples, Falling- of tho Hair, Catarrh, Dyspepsia, Loss of Energy, Constipation, or Piles, are treated by New Methods with never-failing, success. 5,000 cases treated annually. Hemember! WJfi Gt'AKAXTEB'T.) FORFEIT 9500 Forany case of Nervous EAKN -f;(, s or Bloob Poisoning which we undertake and fail to cure. Thousands have been cured by us where others nave failed. 19 Ybaks' Ex perience. LADIES who suffer from any form of Female Weakness. Painful or Ir regular Sickness, arc speedily and pcr nmneinly cured. Offices and Pnrlors private. No Exrosur.E. Consul free. Call or write for List of Questions. Medicines sent by Mail and Express everywtiere. Office hours. Ha m. to '.) p. m. Sundays. 10 to I'-'. why TQOTHACHE? ■ slPfe^^ & I * H^g|s§s' llse in thousands of . ■' - . .-,.."- 2ND. 4 3RD FLOORS, ST. PAUL, MINN. 24 E. THIRD ST.