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"Work on the Arena Being Rapidly
Pushed Forward — Corbett
Hard at Work at His Training
Quarters, and Ready to Fight
for Life Mitchell and Thomp
son Confident of Victory.
Jacksonville.* Fla., Dec. 23. — In
spite of Gov. Mitchell's expressed de
termination to prevent the Corbett-
Mitchell fight, the men who are trying
to bring about the contest are going
ahead with their preparations. Work
on the arena is being pushed, and
everything will soon be in readiness for
the contest. A. W. Cockerill, attorney
for the Duval Athletic club, expressed
the opinion to the Southern Associated
Press correspondent today that there
was no law in the Florida statute books
by which Gov. Mitchell could stop the
contest. What the governor intends to
do next no one knows. He is at lampa
now, and will not return to Tallahassee
until after the holidays. The Southern
Associated Press correspondent visited
May port today, and inspected Cor
bett after he had undergone his
first week's training. Corbett was
found in the dresing room,
stretched upon the rubbing down
table and standing over him were De
laney, Prof. Donaldson and Tom Cor
bett, all of whom were imparting to the
body of the champion that friction sup
posed to be necessary to good condi
tions. Corbett's muscles stood out in
magnificent relief, and his skin glow
ered with the hue of perfect health.
He had just finished wrestling with
McVey, and his knees, elbows and col
lar bone showed the abrasions received
in the struggle. As the alcohol touched
these, the champion's face would be
distorted into a grimace of pain from
the smarting, but he explained that they
would soon become hardened to the
work. Corbett's first work this morn
ing was with dumb bells, then came
breakfast and a four-mile spin up the
beach and back, after a rub-down lie
punched the bag for half an hour, and
then put on the gloves for a bout with
Donaldson. Then came dinner, and in
the afternoon the champion indulged in
pool and hanJ. ball. Corbett seems to
be getting fit rapidly, and there is no
doubt, if no mischance occurs, that he
will enter the ring fit to fight for his
In a talk this morning with Billy
Thompson, it was learnea that Mitch
ell's manager has finally decided that
his principal will give an exhibition at
the opera house on his arrival here.
Thompson this morning received a let
ter from Mitchell at Boston, saying that
an account of some necessary purchases
to be made in New York on Monday
morning he will not leave Philadelphia
for Jacksonville until 6:55 on Monday
evening. This will put him in this city
about 9 o'clock: Tuesday night. On
Thursday morning he will probably go
to his training quarters, and remain
there until the contest. Both Mitchell
and Thompson are confident of the
former's ability to best the American,
and Thompson says- that if the contest
ends before the tenth round the verdict
will ne given to Mitchell, but if it lasts
longer there is no telling when it will
Prize Fight Stopped.
West Superior, Wis., Dec. 22.— Tom
Gleason, of Jamestown, N. D., and Billy
Daniels, of Rhinelander, Wis., tought
Twelve rounds at the Gem last night,
when the police separated them and the
fight was declared a draw, it was the
hottest contest seen in Superior for a
long time.
Rapidly Branching Out and Gain-
Terp.e Haute, Ind., Dec. 23.— Eugene
V. Debs, president of the American
Railway union, has arrived home for the
holidays, and after Jan. 1 will go East
to organize lodges in the new union.
He stated tonight that the union will
begin the publication of a paper in its
interest at Chicago the first of the year.
It will be published as a monthly until
July 1, when it will be issued weekly.
Jan. 1, 1895. it will be merged into a
daily. L. W. Rogers, formerly editor of
the Age of Labor, will be managing
editor of the new publication, and S.
Keleher, formerly of the Carmen's Jour
nal, will be business manager. Mr. Debs
states that he is greatly encouraged with
the organization's progress, and that the
men on the Union l**acific came out of
the wage difference on that road through
the influences and systematic principles
of the railway union, which is more
completely organized on that system
than on any other.
Three Deaths Within a Day at
Pittsbcbg, Pa., Dec. -.Within the
past twenty-four hours three deaths
have occurred in this city from starva
tion. Their names were Anthony Doni
iniek, an Austrian, aged sixty years,
died in Pittsburg at 0 o'clock this
morning: Mary Weisman, daughter of
Henry Weisman, of Allegheny, aged
three years; Mrs.Dicea Arthur.a widow
aged fifty years, died yesterday at
Homestead. In the case ot Doniiniek it
was developed at the coroner's inquest
that he, without about forty others,
Hungarians. Italians and Austrians,
lived together, each man doing his own
cooking. Domiuiek had not worked for
two months, and for days at a time he
would Have nothing to eat. On Thurs
day he procured some putrid fish, and,
in his half-starved condition, ate of it
ravenously. The man 'took sick and
Pennsylvania Coal Miners Getting
PiTTsnrr.G. Pa., Dec. 23.— A move
ment is on foot to unite both river an
rail miners into one organization, and i
is meeting with considorable favor. 1
is argued that since the uniform prie
has been established to cover the entin
bituminous district, the best wav t<
maintain interests identical will bi
through an amalgamated organization,
One vn ion for the 14.00G miners would
be also more economical and stronger.
The Turtle Creek miners of the New
York & Cleveland Gas Coal company
have requested the Plum and Sandy
Creek miners to co-operate with them in
a (.en. for the restoration of wages to
the 65-cent rale. If the miners strike it
will affect 1,500 men.
Ready lor Her Voyage.
New York, Dec. 23.— The United
States cruiser New York, which has
been ordered to go to sea, presumably
to Brazil, was taken off the dry dock at
the navy yard today and towed around
to the coaling ,vharf, where she will be
coaled preparatory to her voyage. Her
bottom and sides have been thoroughly
scraped and cleaned, and she is nearly
ready for active service. According to
Capt. Phillip the cruiser had enough
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provisions on board to last for a trip
around the world. The captain would
not say where the vessel had been
ordered. -ct :i
Arguments Concluded: and Decis-
ion Expected Tuesday.
Washington', Dec. 23.— Arguments
in the application of Judge Long, of
Michigan, for a mandamus to compel
the commissioner of pensions to restore
Judge Long to his former pension rat
ing, were concluded in the district su
preme court today. The closing argu
ment was made by Attorney Fred A.
Baker, of Detroit. Mich., in behalf' of
Judge Long. The argument was largely
technical. He, however, characterized
the policy of the present administration j
of the pension bureau as scandal
ous and shameful. The commissioner,
he said, acted not only hastily,
but unlawfully. He referred to Rule
54 of the pensiou regulations, prohibit
ing suspension without sixty days'
notice, which, he argued, had been over
looked by the commissioner. He ex
plained that mandamus had been asked
on Commissioner Lochren instead of on
the pension agent at Detroit, because
the latter was not in the jurisdiction of
the supreme court of the District of Co
lumbia. He contended that there was
no law authorizing a suspension in
cases like that of Judge Long, and that
there had been no due process of law
taken in his client's case. He scored
the commissioner for his statement that
a person in accepting a pension accepts
it as a charity.
"It is a debt," said counsel, "and it
is not intended that one man shall have
the power to cut off a pension. There
is no doubt that the action of the bureau
in suspending pensions shocked the
morals of the country. The act passed
by congress Thursday, prohibiting sus
pensions without thirty days' notice,
was due to the lawless acts of the pres
ent commissioner."
A tilt took place between the counsel
at the conclusion of the argument. As
sistant Attorney General Whitney
asserted that Attorney Baker, had
garbled the reading of a clause quali
fying a pension rule. Mr. Baker
retorted quite sharply, and Attorney
Hopkins rose and said" that he was sur
prised and stunned to find that the at
torneys for the commissioner had felt so
much 111-will to the opposing counsel,
and accuse i them of speaking falsely,
as well as garbling rules. Thp court
was then adjourned until next Tuesday,
when Justice Bradley will probably ren
der his decision. Whatever the decision
may be, it is expected that an appeal to
the supreme court of the United States
will be Lken. _
The Alleged Race War in New
Mexico a Fake.
Denver. Col., Dec. 23.— The Asso
ciated Press and the Denver newspapers
have not succeeded up to Bp. m. in ob
taining from any point of New Mexico
a confirmation of the special dispatch
to the News last night from Certillos
stating a fight had occurred in Lincoln
county in which five Americans and
nineteen Mexicans were killed. Tbe
Associated Press correspondent at
Santa Fe telegraphs that it is believed
there the report is false, and was sent
out for the purpose of providing an ar
gument for those who are opposed to
the admission of New Mexico to state
hood. Gov. Thornton has not heard of
the alleged race war, and has not been
asked to call out troops. At Albu
querque nothing is known in regard to
the alleged battle.
Fat Fees Assured.
St. Louis, Mo., Dec— The supreme
court at Jefferson City today rendered a
decision which gives the excise com
missioner of St. Louis fat fees. Two
licenses are required here, a city and a
state license. The question decided was
whether fees should be charged sepa
rately or one fee for both. The court
held in favor ot two separate fees. The
fees are 13 each, and on a total ot nearly
3,500 double licenses it is easy to ascer
tain the aggregate. The excise com
missioner is Nicholas M. Bell, of the
postoffice department during Cleve
land's former administration.
Princeton Glee Club.
Mobile, Ala.. Dec. 24.— The Prince
ton Glee Hub arrived liere in their sne
cia train thre * hours late this afternoon.
They were met by a committee ot citi
zens, and driven over the city. Tonight
they were given an ovation at the thea
ter by a packed house, in which the
swell set were conspicuous. After the
performance the Princetonians were
entertained by Henry Masson. of the
Princeton class of '96. The glee club
will leave at 3 o'ciock for New Orleans.
Bad Bank Failure.
Topeka, Kan., Dec. 23.— State Bank
Commissioner Breidenthal has taken
possession of the Bank of Greensburg,
Kiowa county. It is a bad failure. Its
assets are said to be §95,000, but only
§ll,_-00 in cash, the remainder being
real estate and paper, out of which 50
cents on the dollar will not be realized.
The liabilities are §G_,ooo, §50.000 of
which is due Kiowa county. The con
cern was organized in 1870, with a cap
ital of §16,500, which was immediately
invested in a bank building aud fixtures
with §4,000 of the depositors' money.
Rebels Victorious.
Demixg. N. M., Dec. 28.— 1u the bat
tle fougnt in the Sierra Madres in Chi
huahua, on the Sth, between the Torua
chies and the federals, a Mexican offi
cer was captured and hanged to a tree,
and seventy-five of the soldiers deserted
to the rebels. The rebels are now on
their way towards the town of Guerre
ro, fur. south, and further engage
ments witn them will take place in the
interior of the state, where they have
friends and relatives, who will give
them necessary supplies.
Receiver Discharged.
LrnixGTox. Mich., Dec. 23.— Judge
J iid kins has ordered the discharge of
F. E. Gary, who was appointed receiver
of the Mendelson Manufacturing com
pany a few weeks ago. The court held
that the complaint against the company
did not contain evidence sufficient to
warrant the appointment of a receiver.
The affairs ot the company are now en
tirely iv the charge of its officers, with
W. Z. Mendelson, of Milwaukee, as
Boilermakers Shut Down.
Oswego, N. V., Dec. 23.— The Ames
Iron works, manufacturing boilers, etc.,
and employing 400 men, shut dowu to
night for one weed. Wages will be re
duced 10 per cent on resumption of bus
iness. Leonard Ames, the owner, says
that the decreasing demand and de
creased prices of manufacturing prod
ucts caused the shut-down.
Attempted Suicide.
Ogdex, Utah, Dec. 23.— Thomas Ga
boon, police judge of this city, attempt
ed to committ suicide this morning by
taking morphine. His life still hangs
in the balance. Judge Cahoou is one of
the most prominent men in Ogden. For
several weeks he has suffered greatly
from an attack of la grippe.
Minnesota Pensions.
Special to the Globe.
Washington, Dec. 23. —Minnesota
pensions— Original, Peter J. E. Clement
son, St. Paul; reissue, Thomas Stieren,
St. Paul; original widows,. Elizabeth
Hoffman. Hancock; Mexican. .war sur
vivor, Erwin G. Shelley. St. Paul.
Tom Piatt refused to notice Harrison
as Ben passed by. Maybe Thomas was
only frozen in his tracks.— St. Louis
Republic 7*' i*-:„
St. Paul Has an Excellent Chance
to Get In the Western League
A'r~ .Revival of Skating — The
Curlers Actively Engaged In
Preparing for Two Bonspiels —
General Sporting News.
The interest in the Foley billiard
tournament continues to increase as
time goes on, and some unsuspected
talent is daily developing. Summarized
for| the week— last night's game ex
cepted—the games show: Tuesday
night, Thomas and Wilder; Thomas
defeated by Wilder. 300 to 233, in fifty -
eight innings; Wednesday night, Clow
won from Bunker, 300 to 210, in thirty
five innings; Thursday night Thayer
defeated Wilmot in fifty innlngj, in a
score of 300 to 269; Friday night Thomas
proved a winner from Sampson in forty
nine innings, with a score of 300 to 266.
Viewed as a whole, the record has
been .an eminently satisfactory
one. In Tuesday night's game
Wilder retrieved himself from
the defeat suffered the previous week
at the hands of Wilmot. In his contest
with Bunker Monday night Clow played
an exceedingly brilliant game. He made
one high run of 41, aud did it with ap
parently little effort. Thayer's contest
with Wilmot Thursday night was a
peculiarly interesting game, and his
victory simply fulfilled the prophecy
made Dy his friends. In the game Fri
day night Sampson, although defeated,
did not disappoint his friends as to his
ability with the cue. He, too, made a
run of 41, tieing Clow's score in his play
against Bunker. Thomas, the winner,
did some most remarkable work.
The Foley Tournament Proves Ex
Bowling Is as popular as ever. The
second event in the Foley tournament
occurred last Monday night. Thus far
four games have been played. On Dec.
27 the St. Pauls will play the Broad
ways; Dec. 80, tbe Henriettas the Vigi
lants; Jan. 1. the Lafayettes the Waba
shas, and the Franklins the Gophers;
Jan. 8, the Monitors and St. Pauls aud
the Day tons aud Summits will test each
other's'skill : Jan. 15 the Vigilantes will
play the Broadways, and the Franklins
the Henriettas. The following is the
score made at the Foley allies during
the past week:
Summits— Jarshishek, 171; Pellltier,
190; Winquest, 165; Muggley, 194; Clay
tor. 187; Buck, 149; Schafer, 172; Tuu
besing. 173 : Fan Keuren, 156; Tonstad,
166: Henke, 177; 'frost, 205; Hanson,
Henriettas— Keiffer, 160; Pederson.
175; Sherber, 167; Miesen, 204; Beireter,
147; Sheehan, 109.
Lafayettes— G. Good. 136; Finehout,
163; Kuhlman, 187; Eachus, 167; Tur
trriuson. 158; Delano, 148; C. Good,
132; Adams, 170.
Franklins — Saults. 176; Murphy, 151;
Bay less, 158; Kelley, 224; Baker, 173;
Lightbourue, 142; Gatzka, 132.
Ylgilants— Breed, 156; Rhodes, 143;
McLaren, 133; Lamb: 145; Turnbull,
156: Bowers. 132; Longood, 157.
St. Pauls— Martin, 194; Herges. 210;
Fuhr.nan, 160; Newhart, 139; Fales, 124;
Heitman, 133: Heitzmau, 15S; Luces,
129; Finch, 134; Mample, 175.
Monitors — Defiel. 163; Cook, 199;
Strauss, 18S: Smith, 187.
The Daytons— McMillan, 202; New
son, 183; F. Robinson, 140; Hasley, 172;
White,l44; Hemmenhouse,ll3; O'Brien,
119; G. Robinson. 144; Craig, 123; Fair
brother, 111; McCleilan, 130.
Gophers -G. Wlckman, 169; W. Wick
man, 133; C. Geib, 146; C. Young, 135;
H. bowker, 194; H. Guthing,l26; Dahle,
100; Beals, 107; Maunhart, 159; F.
Bowker. 173; W. Geib, 155; Cooke, 125;
W. Guthrye, IS3; Flauley, 120; Oakes,
146; Foley, 189.
Daytons— Hawley. 190; Robinson,
McMillan, 209.
— Plummer,l9l ; S.G. Pierce,
US: W. Pierce, 149; Bennett, 142; Stew
art, 133; Snow, 130; Beck, 171; Barnes,
220; Learned. 133; Robinson, 186; Shu-
gard, 148; Larkin, 144: Lorentze, 176.
The weekly bowling scores of the
clubs playing in the central alleys at
Amort Bros.' were: '
Enterprise Club — Weinhagen, 234;
Kraniger. 225; Klosterman, 224; Oertei,
196; Hartinan, 195; Fruseuhahn, 175;
Crawford. 143.
Columbia Clover, 231; Kelly,
1%; Berthel, 195; Kimball, 127; G.
Renz, 159; Barloy, 151; Bowden, 143;
Larsen, 125; Hill, 123; Cochran, 122.
The Owl Club— Johnston, 244; Quinn,
.191: Kenyon, 194; Smith, IS9; Warren.
■175; Henlein, 165; Tarbox, 135; Hart,
129 Patterson. 127; O'Leary, 129.
St. Paul Kegel Club— Thill, 231;
Deggendorf, 222; Hermes, 222: Wee
man, 193; Wood, 190; .Gunther, 189;
Broos, 18o ; Danahower, 157; Schlich
ling, 145; Benke, 135.
Capitol Club— Waiter. 227; Hundt,
212; Slocum, 212: G. Heck, 207; sH.
Bork, 206; P. Heck. 203; Zochan, 199;
Schumacher. 195; Krapp, 185; F. Defiel,
172; Seng, 174; Karst. 16S; Oertei, 168;
Berrean, 149: Hammer, 144; Sealev,l29.
During the week the Diamond Bowl
ing club made the following, score at
Yost's alleys:
P. Fisher, 146; E. Lippert.l37: J. Wag.
ner. 171; F. Weghoru, 143; J. Yost, 128-
F. Schmit, 164; J. Heber, 117;
The Owls Fall a Little Short at
The fifth game in the Amort bowling
tournament was played yesterday, with
the following result:
Columbia— 184; Kimball, 134:
Bowden, 149; Rohefs. 321; G. Renz, 194;
Parker, 194; Pleiss. 194; total, 1,280.
Owls— Heiulein. 198; Johnston. 166;
Keuyon, 185: Warren, 188; Tarbox, 197;
Bacon, 173; Quien, 151: total, 1,258.
"Very Rocky Game, Bunker Los
Surely the games in the Foley billiard
tournament are full of startling sur
prises. Wilder played against Bunker
last night, and, as one spectator said,
the least said about the game in detail,
the better. It is not unjust to either
player to say that both played poor bil
liards. Both admit that this is so. The
game lasted an hour and a half, and it is
not worth while to speak of high runs.
The game dragged, and run up to
eighty-four innings. The score showed
300 to 295 in favor of Wilder, and, as the
score card reads, was a close game.
Bunker started out at a magnificent
gait, and in his twelfth inning
was an even thirty anead of
Wilder. Theu he calmiy succumbed.
Events of New Year's at Edgerton
Street Rink.
During the coming week there will be
ome hard training done by the local
speed skaters, In preparation for the
events to occur on New Year's day at
the Edgerton street rink under the
auspices of the Minnesota Athletic
club. The following races have been
aiready made sure of: One mile, be
tween William Lee and William Martin;
one mile, for boys, Arthur Hatrv vs.
Oiuff Johnson; three miles, between
Hoff and Olson, and efforts are also
being made to have Bird meet Scheibe.
aud Overbye meet Smith, challenges
having been issued with that view. The 1 I
contests should in each case be • close,'
and good sport is promised. :. _..*-'---■
Norseng will start for New, York
within the next few davs- -.He will
meet Joseph F.-Donoghuelbn Jan. 7
and 8 in the first races' ot the - series,
and the men will then come West, and
the concluding events will then be
decided in or near this city, about Jan.
15. Norseng. after racing Donoghue,
will then tackle Johnson, the Flour city
flyer, in a series of three races, to occur
at the Normanna rink, Miuueapoliß.and
In or near this city. The track at the
Edgerton street rink will be used if it is
available, and if not, a track will be
laid out at some one of the lakes near
the city. -:_-_-:... ..;_ ...-^.iV.*
Match races . are being talked of be
tween Scheibe and Nillson, of Minne
apolis, aud _ Smith and Rudd, or Minne
apolis, but nothing definite has yet
been decided upon. ' ;' r
It was understood yesterday that
Bird had accepted Scheibe's challenge;
and that the race would be skated on
New Yeats, as proposed. . .:-_....
St. Paul Looking Up.
It Is now generally believed that St. ]
Paul will, after all, be admitted to the.
Western Base Ball league, and Mr.
Vanderbeck is expected to be in the
city within a week. From . what was
learned yesterday there is little or no
interest among the people of Detroit
whether their city is kept in the league
or not. and there Is such a strong desire
here that St. Paul shall be given a place
and Detroit dropped out, that it is likely
the expected will happen.
Detroit, Dec. 23.— Today ex-Man
ager JR. H. Leadley received a letter
frcm R. J. Glenalvin, representative of
Vanlerbeck, giving the lie to the story
that Detroit's franchise in the Western
league would be placed iv St. PanL
Skating Good.
Skating was never more popular than
it is this winter in St. Paul. The season,
being exceedingly favorable to . the
sport, has awakeued au interest. Every
rink in the city has been liberally pat
ronized during the past week, and soma
events that will call out every lover of
skating are scheduled for the season.
- Curlers Rusy.
The St. Paul Curling club has been
busily at work all the week, and, al
though it has not made much noise, its
several rinks, aii made up of crack curl
ers, are perfecting themselves by daily
and nightly practice for the January
Polo Again.
There is good evidence of a revival of
interest in polo. This afternoon at 3:30,
at the Central rink, the Henrietta and
Summit Polo clubs are scheduled for a
match game of half au hour.
seeking; A DIVORCE,
But the Lawyer Did Not Hold Out
Dazzling Hopes of Success.
Syracuse Journal. .
He came into the office of one of our
leading attorneys, and plunged de
jectedly down into a chair. '[".:
"Say," he began, "are you a tip-top
lawyer? Never fail in a case?"
"1 try to be," was the lawyer's mod
est reply. "What can Ido for you?"
•T want to get a divorce. 'o __. i
"Have you sufficient reas ns for sep
aration?" _ _ ; : r_.
"You just bet I have."
"Well, kindly tell me your troubles
aud I will let you have my opinion."- .;
"Five years ago I married a country
girl because 1 thought I'd get a sensi
ble one. Got that down-"'
"Well, things went nicely for two
years, then came the rub."
"Yes." - ' . . ..;
"The first thing she did was to go and
buy a lot of Bertha M. Clay's love-sick
novels to find out how society in London
was carried on." 7,::" /7....' .".._,; '„* '
"Yes." "V;;, ._..^
"1 didn't mind that; but after she had
nosed around a bit she began to get her
high falutiu' ideas."
"Well, she commenced with makin'
me get two servants. The she made us
have breakfast off the mantelpiece— that
is, get up an' help yourself."
"Then she made me belong to three
or four clubs, and made it hot for me if
1 cam home earlier than 1 o'clock. Got
"Next, she made the servants call her
milady. But she capped the climax by
sayiu' one day that she was sufferiu'
from enwe. I went to the doctor an'
asked him what the deuce that was, an'
he told me it was French for that tired
feeling. That settled it. From then ou
it was enwe, an' enter nong. an' bully
ung, an' soloong, an' parly voo, an'
well, then she went in for music. She
called Wagner 'Yogner,' Liszt 'Leest,'
an' ended the whole business by calling
me her charmangie. Say, don't you
think you could fix it up right off, be
fore she takes to runnin' around with
Italian singers and runnin' for school
The lawyer smiled a sad smile.
"I'm afraid you can't get a divorce
on these things. Will you pay your
$10 for my opinion now, or shall I send
in my bill?"
And the other took out ten silver cir
cles, and went over to the. police station
and asked for a night's lodging.
Mistakes That Led Two Men to
Use Their Hands Instead of
Their Tongues.
Boston Courier.
Jones went out to the deaf and dumb
asylum on Thursday to inspect the in
stitution. Upou entering he encoun
tered a man, evidently an inmate, and
he at once began toexplsin to the man
by making signs upon his fingers that
he wanted to look through the place.
The man also made signs which Jones
could not comprehend.' Then Jones
made other and more elaborate motions,
which set the man at work with greater
violence, and for the next half-hour
they stool in the hall gesticulating and
twisting their- fingers without either
eing able to comprehend what the
other meant. Finally Jones became
angry, and In an outburst of wrath ex
"Oh. get out, yon idiot. I'm tired of
bothering with you!" ' ;.
Thereupon the man said, "That's
just what I was going to say about.
you." -,'ZI
"Oh. you can speak, can you ? Then
why in thunder didn't you say so and
not keep me standing here motioning to
you? I thought you were deaf "and
"And 1 thought you were." said the
man. o
"I came here to inspect the asylum,'.'
said Jones, "and 1 took you for a pa
tient." , .-;
"That's what I came here for. and I
thought you were an attendant," said
the man.
Here Jones and the man shook hands
and hunted up a genuine attendant, and
went away happy. After this Jones
will always use his tongue first, no mat- :
ter where he is.
A Dangerous Boarder.
Texas Si tings. . ~ _
The Widow Flapjack got a new board
er the other day. At the first meal he
took he choked, and had a terrible time
trying to swallow some coffee. £i»-£3?.
"What's the matter, stranger?" she
asked kindly.
"Nothing, except that "coffee went
down the wrong way."
"Good heavens! It isn't possible that
I have secured a boarder with two'
throats," exclaimed, the Widow Flan
jack, who has been complaining very
bitterly of the amount of food a man
with one throat can destroy.
■ I Ly '/I mm i
Kindly accept our thanks for the cordial
reception and generous patronage bestowed
upon us. Hoping we may merit a contin
~; uance of the same, with many happy returns 7
Yours Respectfully,
N. B. — Our store will close at Twelve
O'Clock Christmas Day.
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Conference Between Northern Pa
cific Management and Em
ployes Put Over to Tuesday-
Excursion Rates Announced
by Chairman Caldwell, of the ,
Passenger Association.
The expected conference between the
Northern Pacific officials and the em
ployes of that line, which was to have
taken place at 11 a. m. yesterday, failed
to take place, as the company was not ;
in readiness to give its ultimatum. The j
whole matter was put over until Tues- i
day. s
Chairman Caldwell Announces
A circular authorizing excursion rates
by the lines interested of fare and one
third has been issued by Chairman
Caldwell, of the Western Passenger as
sociotion. to the following points:
Milan, Mo.. Dec. 26-28. annual meeting
of the Teachers' Association of North
Central Missouri; Kansas City, Mo.;
Jan. 1-4, Missouri conference People's
party; Minneapolis. Minn., Jan. 9-11,
annual meeting Minnesota State Farm
ers' Alliance; Springfield, 111., Jan. |
9-12, state camp Modem Woodmen of
America; Decatur, 111., Jan. 30 to Feb.
1, Masonic school of instruction ; Mm- |
neapolis, Minn., Jan. 31 to Feb. 2, fourth
annual meeting Northwestern Lumber
men's association.
The rate of fare and one-third to the
above is on the certificate plan.
Agents' Agreement;
An agreement bearing the signature
of all the city railroad ticket agents ap
peared yesterday, which reads as fol
lows: "It is hereby agreed by and be
tween the undersigned city ticket agents
of the different lines centering in St.
Paul, Minn., that our respective city
offices shall remain closed on Dec. 25,
1593. (Christinas day) and Jan. 1, 1894,
(New Year's day) both days being -legal
holidays under the laws of the United
States."" "■'-'•-:.■
" All the general offices will also be
closed on Monday, in observance of
Christmas day.
v: Historic Relic.
; •'■■.'• There is on exhibition at the Great
Northern city ticket office a unique
historical curiosity. It is .an ebony
chair from the island of SL Helena, and
has had the honor of being the chair
occupied by Napoleon the Great. It
belongs to General Passenger Agent
• Whitney, and was procured for him by
a New York newspaper man. Mr.
Whitney will take the chair to his home j
_ in a few days.
Meeting of Passenger Agents.
.Chicago, Dec. 23 — Today a call was
issued for a joint meeting of the general
passenger agents ..of the Truuk Line
and Central Traffic associations, to be
held in New York Jan. 9. The meetiug
will be called for the purpose of en-*
deavoring to find a way out of the pre
vailing demoralization in passenger
rates. The general managers had in
tended to take up the matter at their
meeting during the last week, but found
that freight matters were about all they
cared to handle.
Pullman Company Wins.
Chicago. Dec 23. — The Pullman
company scored another point in its
suit against the Chicago, Milwaukee &
St. Paul. The suit, which dates back to
IS9O, arose over the use of forty-five
sleeping cars in which the Pullman
company had a fourth interest. The
railroad today entered a demurrer on
the ground that a suit and an action iv
trespass cannot be joined in one declar
ation The demurrer was overruled.
Howe Will Retire.
I St. Loins, Dec. 23.— James F. :
Howe, second vice president of the
Wabash railway, has decided, so it was
j learned here today, to retire from the
J cares of business. He has handed in
j his resignation, to take effect Feb. 1.
At a meeting of the directors held in
I New York recently, his resignation was
accepted, and Charles M. Hayes, gen-
I eral manager, elected to succeed htm.
i Col. Howe thus ends twenty-five years
I of service which began with the North
I Missouri railroad and continued with its
The Election Illegal.
Duuutii, Minn., Dec. 23.— Because of
an error in the advance notice to stock
holders, the annual meeting of the Du
luth & Winnipeg road, held here Dec.
15, at which a full board of directors was
elected, has been declared illegal and
void. A new call has been issued for a
meeting Jan. 12, 1594. It is likely the
same directors will be chosen as were
selected at the recent meeting.
New Rates.
Tbe Soo-Pacific will, on Jan. 1, 1894.
put into effect new rates to Pugat sound
and California points from St. Paul of
840 first-class and $30 second-class. A
rate of $53 and $42. respectively, will
be made to Los Angeles. These rates
include transportation by either all rail
or steamer, via Portland, and include
meals and berths.
Atchison Officials Know Nothing.
Chicago. Dec. Absolutely noth
ing is known at the Atchison offices in
j this city regarding the Atchison receiv
ership. Vice President Robinson and
General Counsel Peck are both absent,
and the lesser lights know nothing about
the matter.
Extra Coaches.
The Milwaukee, as well as all the
other Chicago-St. Paul lines, were :
necessitated yesterday to press extra
coaches into their train service to ac
commodate the holiday travel, which
was much larger thau any Hue had
reason to anticipate.
Kretchmar Dead.
Chicago, Dec. 23.— Frank C. Kretch
mcr, the special commissioner of the
interstate commerce commission, died
today at Thoraasville, Ga., of consump
tion. - -
General Passenger Agent Whitney.of
the Great Northern, who attended the
funeral of the late S. L. Warren,
agent of the company, at Milwaukee,
has returned.
General Passenger Agent Russell, of
the St. Paul & Dulum, is expected
home Tuesday morning from Chicago.
Assistant Superintendent A. M.
Smitb, of the Duluth & Iron Range, was
in St. Paul yesterday.
General Passenger Agent Teasdale,
; of the Omaha, is in Kansas City.
Assistant City Agent Seelye, of the
Burlington, has left the city ior the
Bostonians Photograph an In
dian's Feat, But Develop Noth
in S- - iZ:.y':..
Calcutta Mirror.
Two young men of Boston, while on a
journey through India last summer,
witnessed an exhibition by a fakir in a
small village outside Calcutta. The
fakir was performing the usual experi
ment of making a rope descend, from
the clouds and a man come down the
rope, who ascended by tne same route
after having his head cut off. The ex
hibition was in an open square before
1,000 spectators. Every oue saw plainly
what was happening. . .- - ■:
The two Bostonians had cameras with
them, and took numerous snap shuts of
the exhibition in its various stages.
They iuteiided to write an article upon
the subject for a magazine and illus
trate it direct from photographs. They
developed the plates with much inter
est upon their return to Boston recentv.
They were nonplussed when they saw
the results. The photographs revealed
the fakir, surrounded by the crowd,
with astonishment, bewilderment and
horror pictured on their faces; but the
extraordinary decapitation they had
witnessed did not show upon the sensi
tive plates. The crowd standing around
were apparently looking at nothing in
the photographs.
What they saw had not happened at
all, but they merely saw it in their
mind's eye. While there is nothing re
markable in the force of suggestion,
when applied to the person, it would
not De impossiole for au impression,
such as the event which the Boston man
saw, to be conveyed to one person in
hypnotic condition. The circumstances
at the Indian fakir's exhibition were,
however, entirely different. Here were
1,000 people, fully awake, who all saw
in their minds exactly the same picture,
and had uo doubt that the wonderful
events actually happened.
A Rural Dogberry Whose De
cisions Were Wise and to the
Court's Advantage.
Chicago Times. —
They told me at the last stopping
place to inquire for a family named
Bristol, and at 5 o'clock in the aiternoon
1 reached the hamlet and soon dis
covered that Mr. Bristol was a "justice
of the peace in and ior the said coun
ty." He was a man about fifty years
of age, and, though he could have raked
in many a fat fee by encouraging his
neighbors to go to lav., he did not be
lieve in what he called "fussing
around." We had an instance of it
while sitting on the porch after supper.
A colored man came up on the run, and
very much excited and said:
"Mars Bristol, 1 can't stand dis yere
no mo' ! 1 want to git out a warrant fur
Mos* Henderson, who dun knocked me
down an' walked all ober me!"
"Let's see. Yo'r name is Abraham
Tibbs, isn't it?"
"""Yes, sah; Abraham Tibbs, de
peacefulest pussou in all dis county."
"And yo' want a warrant for assault
and battery?"
"Dats it, jedee. It was de biggest
kind of 'sault, an' de worstest kind of
battery." .
"Well, yo' go and tell Moses I want
to see him, and yo' come back with
"Yes, sah, an' if he won't come I'll
dun break his old black neck! Doan
gin him less'n five years in state prison,
jedge, an' if yo' kin dun make it ten I'll
send yo' five bushels of sweet 'taters."
In about ten minutes Abraham re
turned in company with Moses, and his
honor queried of the latter:
"Moses, how did this yera fuss
begin?" A iAy.
"He dun called me a liar, jedge." -'-
■' "I. denies it." protested Abraham.
4 T wants a warrant 1"
"An' so does 1?"
"Yo' won't git no warrant of this yere
court," replied his honor, as he shaved
off some tobacco to fill his pipe. "This
yere court finds yo' both guilty of the
offenses as charged. Abe, yo' know
them three acres of co'nfield over by the
Widder Joneses?"
"Yes, sah." •
"Waal, that's ray con and needs
hoein'. aud the sentence of the court is
that yo' hoe it and do the work mighty
well. Mosef, yo' know my two acres
of peanuts over ou the Ridge road?"
"I do. sah."
"Them peanuts is weedy, and the sen
tence of the court is that yo' out in
three days' work over there with a hoe.
That's all. Court is adjourned, and if
yo' two hey any mo' fussing around I'll
double the dose and fine yo' enough to
buy me a barT of applejack fur the
winter." : __.'; - .i
Many Who Regard Drinking
Liquor With Horror Victihis of
| the Habit.
Sciencs Sif tings.
There are many people who, while
regarding it as vulgar to tipple spirits
or other intoxcating drinks, do not
hesitate Jo acquire vicious habits of in
dulgence in stimulants in other forms.
Ether-drinking prevails very largely,
especially in Ireland, and the use of
narcotics and anodynes, sucb as opium
in various f , -antipyrine and cocaine,
appears to be on tlie increase cwa,w '
In addition to secret - indulgence in
the drugs named, tnere exists "Teat
danger in an article of apoarentlv in
nocent character - eau tie Cologne.
Any one can buy as much of this article
as they require. It is in common use,
and it stands on the dressing-table of
every lady In the land. But ti is alleged
that it is being used for other purposes
than simply as a oerfame, and that
ladies are rapidly acquiring the habit of
tippling with the stuff. -.--..
It is not difficult to fall into the
practice, for many ladies, when their
toilet is complete, are apt to take a sip
or the fragrant liquid to sweeten their
breath, and the stimulant it gives en
courages frequent recourse to its use.
But it is an extremely pernicious fluid
to drink. Whisky, brandy, -in or rum
«-L - S! . harmtlll and less intoxicating.
Whisky only contains from 40 to GO per
cent of alcohol, brandy very little more ;
but eau de Cologne has from SO to 90
per cent.
It is, in fact, barely, anything less
than pure alcohol deodorized, with a
little rose water and a few drops of
essential oil added. Its fiery nature is
physically destructive audits habitual
use demoralizing, vet many women
swallow it without the least compunc
tion or misgiving. The use of this spirit
as a drink is largely on the increase,
and many who regard ordinary tippling
wth horror and detestation* have he
come victims of its seduciive influences.
This Was What the Man With the
Jag Showed to the Conductor.
Buffalo Express.
A tall, thin man. with a faded brown
overcoat, an ornate jag and a tattooed
star on his left hand, got on a 1 o'clock
car on Sunday morning. He wavered
around iv the aisle until somebody
made room for him and thereafter he
spent most of his time in stroking his
pointed chin and smiling affably at the
other passengers.
The conductor came along and held
out his hand. The man with the jag
fumbled around in his vest pocket and
produced a dime. The conductor gave
him a Canadian five-cent silver piece
for change. The man with the jag held
it between a thumb and finger and eyed
it suspiciously. "Here," he said, thick
ly. "1 don't wan' thash."
"Neither do I," said the conductor,
and with this he passed along.
The man with the jag stroked his chin
a couple of times and beamed around
the car. "Wait'll he ge's back," he
said. "I'll fix Mm."
The couductor came back. The man
with the jag stopped him and held out
the objectionable coin. "Here," he
said again, "I don' wan' thash."
"What's the matter with it?" inquired
the conductor.
"1 don't wan' thash," repeated the
man with the jag, doggedly.
The conductor look the coin and
counted out five pennies to the man.
"How will that fix you out?" he in
The man with a jag strocked his chin
again and continued his smiling. He
fairely beamed ou everybody. Then he
said loudly: "Thash way t' fix Mm.
Thash only way. Forsh charact'r. 1
jushsayshiug an' sticksh t' it, an' it
coins h my way. 'F theresh more men
like me in thish country wouldn' be so
much monkey bishnesh. Forsli char
acter, thash wha' vitorish." * **
And with his five pennies clasped
tigntly iv his hand.he went contentedly
to sleep.
A Business Woman.
Tammany Times.
Female Fortune Teller -According to
the cards.in less than a month you will
be a happy husband of a beautiful
young bride.
Visitor— But I am not acquainted
with a single young lady in New York.
Fortune" Teller— ls that so? Well,
what's the matter with me?
A Villainous Stab.
Detroit Tribune.
Chicago Man— have been in your
town, and I want to declare myself that
all the talk about it being so slow i.
without foundation.
" Philadeiphian (delighted)— So?
- "That's what. When anything is
absolutely motionless it is a grievou?
error to say that it is slow."

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