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The state reiii con.mission will meet
at II i nek ley today.
The St. i'aul Tress eh b meets this
("v.niiii: in regular session at the rooms
In the Washburn buiidinsj.
■ lie official canvass shows that Sena
tor 11. F. Stevens received a plurality of
1,010 instead of 950, as slated Sunday.
The board of park i-« mmi.ssioiiers
failed to have n quorum la>t nisrht, and
adjourned till the next regular meeting.
The ladies of Ihe Church of the Mes
siah will serve a home-cooked dinner at
- 342 Jackson street from 11:30 a. m. to '2
p. in.
Thursday evening the ladies of Plym
outh church will L'lve an oyster supper
in the church parlors from C>::;Ltto !>;
15 co n is.
There was shipped out to Uinekley
yesterday to the relief commission the
fol.owini: .or tire suil> vms: Fifty pairs
men's pants. :4 b •>»' coats. ~'4 pairs
boys' pants, 40 women's woolen skirls.'.*
bo\s' overcoats.
A bakery wagon belonging to Carl
Miel, of :::.."> West Seventh street, ooi
lidfd yesterday morning with a Rice
hi:.! Concord stt.et car on Wabasha
street, ueiu- Eighth. The two hind
wtieeis were torn oil and the driver was
thrown to the ground, but his injuries
were not serious. '
For *- lit*«tper Gas.
The price of gas reduced, also the
price of tras fixtures, it'll the largest
and latest stock to select from, ai 11. J.
ONeiTs. ISO aud 198 West Third, ne;;r
Seven Corners.
in. I>. R. N'oyes, of Fanbault, called
ou Secretary Hart yesterday.
The bt. Paul Catholic Infanta" Home
fih-d articles of associatiou with the sec
retur\ uk state yesterday.
ihe niiacellaneoud receipts of the
Ilochesier stale hospital for the last
quarter aiuouuted to $t>B"2 I •.
An expense list amounting to ?.'V2Ou
»a> liled with the state auditor ye*ter«
ttii\ l»> the Koehesli-r stale hospital.
The Fergus Falls state hospital tiled
cutrmt expense lists with the statt
auditor yesterday amounting to ?17.
Hie following li <vis were made yes
terday through the state auditor'j oftie«:
Lincoln county. School District No. 60,
KiUO; U>akola county.Schooi l»i^!iict No.
»T, MSO.
S. i>. Littleton, of Dodge county, was
a caller at the capitol yesterday. Mr.
Littleton is another candidate for
speaker of the house, anil the Dodge
County Republican this week devotes a
until to booming his candidacy.
Judge Mills, Col. [.i-'treit and Secre
tary Tiesverc. of tin- slate railroad coin*
ini>sion, went down on the VVittoua
Southern railroad >**sterday to invest!^
irate a charge made against the road by
shippers of grain regarding alleged dis
crimination in furnishing cars.
Housekeepers, attention is called to
the election sale of the C. O. like carpet
Mock and the assigned stock ot Woller
sU«rff «v Uaskeli hardware stock at S3
and 24 E:tst Seventh sire.-i, on \Vednes
day, Nov. 21. commencing at 10 a. m.
Board of Public .oiks .Agreed
on St«ce Streer \\ idening.
The board of public works took the
final testimony yesterday in the matter
of widening ami extending £tate street,
and adjourned the matter until next
Thuisday. The board has informally
agreed upon the value of the three plots
of laud which lie in the street, and the
assessment will be formally completed
in a day or two. As at! instance of di
vergence in opinion as to the value of
the land, those who own the property
to be taken by the city value it at $300 a
foot, while those In be assessed to pay
lor it say that it would be dear at $20 a
Auction \Ye<!tie>d;ty. Nov. 21. at :^-:M
Ka*t Seventh Mr»t-!. lieau want •column.
Expectations cannot set too high for serv
oe at this store. The more people expect
.he better we are pleated, ami the greater
mi effort. Sr>ecinien efforts:
Per can for 2-16. cans of Booth's, best String
Beau*, for < ac days sale, to more thor
oushly introduce this brand.
Per can for good Sugar Corn.
For 3-lt>. cans of Snider .< l,st Sent,-, for one
day's sale.
Per pound for good Smoked Bacon.
Per bag for the best New York Buckwheat*
guaranteed pure.
Per dozen for fresh-made Molasses Cookies
EMigar Cookies, Caraway Cookies.
Per bushel for our fancy, large. <*rv mealy
Potatoes. •' ' J
Per bushel for Fancy Burbank Potatoes.
Per found for fine, rich. Full Cream Cheese.
Per pound for new crop Teas; fine-flavored
and sweet And you pay other stores 50c
for ilif-ui.
We know you ran «-aye from 10 to 25 cents
at? 1 Cod *° TCBa by purchasillS "' Se*\euth
Per dozen for fresh, rich '°"s' Cake
Per dozen For Frosted Sponge Squares.
Per pound for fancy, new Pr.nelles.
Per package for Quail brand of Boiled Oats.
Per package for best Condensed .Mince Meat.
Per can far .'Mb. eatv of California Figs.
Per pound for new Layer Figs.
}• -.- c.iii for very nice- sliced Pineapple
Per !onf for best Vienna Bread, full J-pound
.flail Orders will be jiJU'd mi prices
current when order nrrlvei*.
Yerxa Bros. & Co.
Seventh mid Cedar.
Hon. Jim Maloney Lyin? in
Wait fop the Hon. Frank
G. Brady.
And He Charges the Hon. Mr.
Brady With Breach of
By Hon. Jim, Where He Learns
That J. C. Prendergast
Got the Plum.
[ion. Jim Maloney, politician and
hotel keeper, and ruler of the Fourth
precinct of the Fourth ward, is hot on
the trail of lion. Frank (}. Brady, alder
an. president of the board of alder
men and acting mayor. .Jim swears by
ail that's good and pure in politics that
if Brady doesn't return from Chicago at
once and square himself, he will lose
the support of the push from the St.
Denis writ-n he runs for mayor in the
spring of "JO.
All lion. Jim wants is an appoint
ment on tiie board of lire commission
ers. He wants it bad, and lit* can't get
it, and that's what stirs him up. He
claims it i:ot only because of much
work for the party in years gone by,
but for the reason that last spring Mr.
Brady promise;! he should have it. It
doesn't seem reasonable 10 think that
Mr. Brady would promise goods that he
could not deliver, tor he's not that kind
of a fellow; but Hon. Jim says he can
prove it. Rod he has seven friends who
are willing to back Him up. Mr.
Brady's side of the yarn has not been
heard, because lie is out of the city.
Hon. Jim says he left the city because
this fight was oil the books. No one has
taken up Mr. Brady's defense, but it is
a cinch that the matter will not spoil
his visit in the Windy City.
The Hon. Jim heard ■ lew days ago
that Mayor Smith contemplated ap
pointing Jeremiah C. Prendergast to
the position made vacant by Hie resig
nation of Paul Martin. It made the Hon.
Jim sore in many spots. lie got his
Irish up and yesterday he and his
friends tilled the corridors of the eour;
house to suffocation. They sought the
aid of late Chairman Michael, of the
county committee, ex-Congressman Ed
Darragh and the Hon. John E. Hearts.
It must Ik* confessed that these gentle
men were placed in an awkward
predicament, because it was hard to
determine on which side of the fence it
was most desirable to land. However,
they talked to ;he Hon. Jim and made
him think they were sorry.
"What flakes .Tie Sore,"
said Hon. Jim, firing his cigar butt at a
passing dog, "is that 1 have been played
for a sucker. It has been known to
everybody in the ward that 1 was prom
ised the job, and now the mayor is
wine to appoint a dead man to the
•'1 don't care for the place," he con
tinued, "only i like to see people keep
their promises. Didn't you fellows
hear 1 was to get that appointment?"
They all said they had heard some
thing about it. Thus encouraged, Hon.
Jim proposed an advance on Dick
O'Connor. They found the gentleman
seated quietly in his office, and his mind
dwelling on anything but politics, He
was not to be drawn into the tight, He
had nothing to do with it. and he was
not responsible for any promises that
Mr. Brady misrht have made. It was
the hist he had heard of the matter,
and he did not propose lo interest him
"Brady will be running for mayor iv
two years," observed Hon. Jim, in a
far-i IT voice, *-and when he does—"
"Well, what?" asked one of his
"Never mind what," said Hon. Jim,
Mr. O'Connor told them the best
thing they couid do was to ste the
mayor and ask him plainly what had
been done. So Messrs. Michael and
Hearn were appointed a committee to
see tl.i; mayor and ask him, if he had
not already appointed Prenderirast. to
defer the appointment until Mr. Brady
returns from Chicago. In the meantime
Hon. Jim and his friends sat in the
office of the clerk of courts and talked
about the matter.
"Do you know why Prendereast
wants that appointment?" asked Hou.
.Mm, harshly. "Well, it's because there
are two new fire houses uoimr up now,
and he wants the plumbing to do; d'ye
see! 1 don't care anything for the
office, of course not; what is it tome?
But, 1 tell ytu,
I Was Promised That Job,
and there's a lot of people who knew of
it, too. The mayor's my friend, and I'll
always be his, but what does he want to
appoint dead men tooflice for anyhow?"
•'I kin re number whin Mr. Maioney
was tellin' we about the place." said a
man in the back part of the room.
"Yes," said lion. Jim, "he heard it,
"I never beard of it," said Mr. O'Con
nor, "and 1 know the mayor never
beard your name mentioned in connec
tion witli the office."
"And I heard it, too," said another
man in the rear.
"Yes. he heard it," said Hon. Jim.
The commute was abaent.only a 4 little
while, and returning, reported that
Mayor Smith said tht;> had * come too
late; that be had already made his
pledges in the matter, and could not in
honor withdraw them. Well, then
there was weeping a»d wailiiijr and om
inous head-shakes, and when Hon.
Frank O. Brady returns from Chicago
he will find trouble on Ins hands. Hon.
Jim is a bard man to square.
Mayor Smith's position in the matter
is in keeping with that oflieial's usual
•rood sense and judgment. While tie
may not have dotibtcu that the Hon.
Jim was qualified to till the position,
still be fell that a man of greater ability
was necessary in such an office, which
he regards a-, one of the most impottaut
in the city.
Mr. Brady will have an opportunity
to tell his side of the story when he re
turns. It is customary after election for
many people to come forward and re
cite a tali* of woe like this and refer to
numerous promises. It may be that
Mr. Brady will learn for i he first time
-of tiie promise be made to the Hon. Jim
Fine Furniture. Carpets, Glassware.
Dishes, etc., at auction on Wcdnesdaj,
Nov. '_M, at 10 a« ni. and ti p. m. at '^2 aiid
24 East beveuMi slre«l.
\oted Litterateur to He at tha
People's Church.
By far the most important literary
event of the tear so far »s the promised
appearance tonight of Hainlin Garland.
UiedismiiciiijMed author, at the Peo
ple's church. Mr. Garland is a
THE r/ryT rATTT.-nATT.T OT.O^: tTTt»njT ,'MO^yW, NOVEMBER" 90, JQOi.
• brlJlmnt entertainer, as well as our fore
most Western iiovi-i.M. ||< ,-. reeoir
nized in Boston and New fork as tin
exponent of realistic liction, and lie
comes here to enteriaii, i>s with an ac
count of "The .V<dirn Novel." Tlie.
theme, the man and the entertainment
iriven here in the North me all
notiit.lf. and the ;Hid:ci.te will no doubt
represent the cultivated and cli.c of the
city. Garland ii«.t i-niy appeals, as he
does pre-eminently, la the :n lift Ic. and
literary, but he is also so robust a re
former in social unit political matters
thai all the believers in a speedy mil-
U'tiiiiinii, iiicliuiiiiir the siusk* tax peo
ple, the Miciulists and the agrarians
greet him as a brother l»e!o.e« . The
event t».ni«ht is a feature in our literary
How m i;<>a»t '! urkcy.
This afternoon a lesson of roastiwc
beef uud turkey will be triven by Mis:
Mary C. Thompson at the roomsi"of the
Vouine Women's Friendly association,
435 Jackson •street, corner of Seventh.
With this lesson, which tells how to
clean, truss and roast a turkey, the
lesson of next Friday on Thattkaaiviua:
puddings and sauces!, and that of the
following Tuesday on Tliankstrivins:
pies, 3 onntj housekeepers may face the
annual least day with new and sullieienl
resources. The admission to each ol
these lessons will be 25 cents. The
hour of the Tuesday lesson is 3 o'clock,
and that of Friday 10:30.
A Riven quantity of Dr. Price's Bak
inii l'owdcr will io twice as much work
as v like quantity ot any other powder.
To Abandon Some Western Forts
and I-.nlarge snoli
Among the communications read at
yesterday's meeting of the chamber ol
commerce was one from Komaine
Sheire, of the Builders' exchange. It
acknowledged the receipt of the cham
ber's resolutions in reference to enlarg
ing Fort Snelling. It advised thech.im
ber of the appointment of a committee
to ea-obetate with it in this direction,
consisting of If. Gordon Craig. George
J. Giant. J. \v. Makinson and Komaine
Sneire. This was ordered filed.
Another communication was from the
Manufacturers' Association ot Cincin
nati and Hamilton County. Ohio, invit
ing representatives of the chamber t>.
be present at a conference of manu
facturers to be held in Cincinnati .Jan.
22, 16'J5. This was referred to the com
mittee on manufactures.
The committee of which Gen. An
drews is a member, and to which was
referred his resolution for the enlarge
ment of Fort duelling, submitted its
report. This stated that to enlarge Foil
duelling, additional buildings would be
required. It afforded an excellent dis
tributing point for troops. The report
showed that there are north west of
Snelling three other military posts
which might be readily abandoned. If
continued they must be rebuilt, entail
ing no small expense. The report gave
many excellent reasons why the plan
suggested should be carried out. In case
congress should view the plan favor
ably, the amount necessary would be
iuctudfd in IM general appropriation
biil, but tiie initial move should be
made by means of h special bill. This
should oe presented by some Minnesota
member, and the entire Minnesota dele
gation ought to support it. The com
mittee submitted the following resolu
lion, which was adopted:
"Kesolved, That we respectfully urge
the senators and representatives in
congress from Minnesota to use their
bent efforts to early secure an appro
priation by congress for the construc
tion of permanent buildings ai Fort
duelling so that in audition lo its pres
ent garrison of one regiment of in
fantry it will accommodate at least
four troops of cavalry and a battery of
The committee to which was assigned
the preparation of memorial resolu
tions for the late Arnherst H. Wilder
presented the following:
"Gentlemen: Your committee, ap
pointed at the last meeting of the cham
ber to prepare 'a notice or memorial' of
the late Amiierst H. Wilder, respect
fully submit the following preamble
and resolutions:
"Whereas, it has pleased the Supreme
Rater of events to remove from our
miust our esteemed and honored asso
ciate and fellow citizen, Amherst H
Wilder; .*. ,
"And, whereas, his sterling qualities
of heart and mind eowHnewdtfd him, not
only to the business c numimiv in
which he lived, but also to the expand
ing interests which he aided largely 111
makiiisi tributary to the city of his
adoption and fealty;
"And, whereas, his Xenial disposition
and active participation in these enter
prises brought Him into clostt and ainee
able association with his fellow citizeus;
"Keauived, That in his death this
community and commonwealth, of
which he was a prominent factor and ■
steadfast friend and supporter, have
sustained immeasurable loss.
"Kesolvtd. That we tender to his
family our sincere condolence in their
affliction; and that a copy of these reso
lutions b*» forwarded to them by the
•Ternary; and that, as a mark of re
spect to his memory. thi3 chamber do
now adjourn.
"Respectfully submitted,
"M. At"kisbacii,
"VYtu.iam B. Okan,
"Committee. '
This was adopted by a rising vote.
E. V. hmailey talked of North Da
kola liifinte. Experiments, in St. Paul
last spring showed it could not success
fully compete with Ohio coil for all
purposes. Sine* then a St. Paul firm
bad made a stove that could satisliic
tonly utilize this fuel for domestic pur
pose*, and one that consumes the nases
it) lignite, of whic'.i there is 43 per cent.
Right Here I Want
To sound a note of praise for the train
service and equipments of "The Bur- '
lip.xioir' road. It steins to me that the I
culmination or comfort and luxury in I
railway trawl is reached in the com- \
partment sleeping cars run by this road, i
—Elk Iliver (Minn.) "Star-News."
LKG 1 )VV l C X
Sons of St. George Will Install
Dee. «.
Pioneer lodge. No. 5258, Order Sons of
of St. Geortre, last evening elected the
following officers:
Worthy president, M. A. May field: |
worthy vice president, .J.J. Bali; worthy T
secretary, .W. |J. Pattisou; worthy as- !
sistant secretary, George VV. Ball; ;
worthy treasmcr. T. 11. Goodwin; i
worthy messenger, C. K. Storey; trustee
time terms George 11. Slater; tru lee
one term, ('. W. Kinir.
The installation of officers will take
place Monday evening, Dec.:}. Follow
ing the meeting an entertainment win i
be, siven by tlio [tneinbefs to which all
eligible for admission tv the order are
cordially invited.
To Our Miim*rih»r.«.
The portrait otl>r 'has hern taken nd
vantage of by so .navy of our sul;>crili
en that it will in- impossible lo ueliver
some of the pic-lures ai liuu- proiiii.-ii.u
We wish to say to those iiilctnliiiif to or
der that picture* im.si ream u«* im me
diately if you desire them for me noli
Pullman Cars Went Out Last
Nig-ht With N^w Crews,
"Case Why?"
Everybody Had His "Razzih"
and showed it Bilore the
Walk Began.
Ail de Yallah Gals and Brack
Dead Stuck on Hotfoot
There was a cake walk at Cumiinsr
ham's last night that took the cake. It
was out of sight. It was a regular Old
Virginia cake waik.audit coined money
for Cunningham. There hasn't been
such a gathering of "eullud spotes"
since St. Paul was started. All the
sports were there,and even the Pullman
ears left the«ciiy yesterday with strange
crews. The regulars were at ihe cake
walk. They had money, too, and they
; h iwed the tow n boys how to let go of
it. it'll take a mouth on the
road to make up for all tiny
blew last night. The walking done
there would have done credit
to the "Black Cyclone of Alabama."
Though the affair didn't commence
until about midnight, the place, up
stairs and down, was crowded by 8
o'clock. All were "mopping up booze."
They were derate about it. however,
and nobody was full. During the
drinking there was a friendly show of
weapons. Every had a "razzah"
or a gun. Jones had a blade that was
manufactured in Spain, as he said, and
Brown showed a razor with curious
nicks all over it. tie said it came from
Italy and was valuable. Smith had one
with a long, thin blade, and the others
kept at a respectful distance when he
showed them "Hip long sweeping
stroke." McNulty had one of the dumpy
kind that sometimes slips in the milt,
and nobody paid any attention to him.
But when Hotfoot exhibited one about
as large as a scythe he was left alone at
the bar, and was not obliged to buy tor
a big push. There were blades of all
shapes and sizes, and Cunmngha v an
nounced that he would have no monkey
bus-ness, and lie wanted everybody on
his good behavior.
mo Display or masculine toilets was
immense and the talking of the wearers
as loud as their neckties. The drink
in gweni on ui.inten uptedly till nearly
II o'clock, when a loud yell from the
lop of the stairs caused a general move
ment in thai direction, in ten minutes
the chairs aud standing room were all
. veryfoody Wa^Uaser aud Kxnert-
The big fellow at the piano yawned
to show his indifference, although he
was as much interested as any one.
It was suddenly whispered about that
Hottoot. of Minneapolis, was present,
aud a dozen sharp looks started in
search of tutu. He was eugaged in con
versation witli a little yellow girl at-
Urea in red and yeiiow. He was un
concerned. He was out to win the
walk. At the first announcement he
and his ffet were on the outer edge of
the circle. Hotfoots feet are twice as
large as those of an ordinary man, and
he glories in it.
The bite feilowat tne pianoannounced
the conditions governing the walk and
instructed the walkers to get their part
ners. This was done in a jilfy, and
they all stood awkwardly on the Moor
awaiting the signal to sail in. The big
fellow struck tite opening bars of the
march. With stately tread and ludi
crous dignity the partners walked down
the hall. The time was slow,
it was increased on the sec
ondi round. The perspiration be
gan to stand out, in beads and
huge smiles shorn' beneath it. LeM
were growing more limber ana tliM
crowd began to show signs of excite
meut. On the fourth time round the
time was better. The walkers had be
gun to .swing their arms, it was getting
good, Remarks trom the audience or
gan to come rapidly. The walkers said
little. They w«re walking.
"My stahs!" exclaimed a nervous
little fellow with big hair, "ef dat ere
coon ain't walkin' i doau want a cent."
"Pipe de gesabe wiu de biir skates."'
said another excitedly, "he's jist a slip
pin' an' a slippin'. Ain't nevah goin' c
quit, no, sah, aia't nevaii goin' t' quil."
"Pick up dent hoofs, Mistah Hottut,"
cried an admirer of the Minneapolis
walker. "Yain't KoiiV t' let no yailer
feller git yer, is yer? Come ota dere.'"
"Watahmelons an' sweet potatoes,
jest watcii Liza goin' loiib jest laik axle
greece." veiled a lover on the edge of
the crowd, pointing to his big, fat girl,
who was sailing along apparently on
wheels. "Ain't no Hies on yo. Liza,
mah dear; seben an' "leben cumin' ter
wanct fer you. honey, an' yer walkin'
jest perty. Keep a walkin', Liza. Yo
am a beaut; see!"
'<-liot .»lj **s on Vo, Sal J oitUMing,"
growled a short, dumpy black boy, with'
a bum lamp. '"Yo ain't srot no 'lectric-*
ity in yo heels "tail. Wats de mattah,
is yo cliillun sick n
'•(Jo shct yo face, nii;.irah, will you."
answered Sal, angrily. "Whose doin'
dis yer steppiu'V Clai de way. I'm
a-comln'," and she suddenly showed a
burst of speed, and came down the bacic
stretch like a piece of wind.
••Y'aint cumin' fas ernuff Sal,"l
shouted a purtey walker in front, "a. M
I'm eot yo' on da reel an' y'aint in it." ;
"Aint, aint 1." was the scornful re- J
spouse, "jest clap yo lamps on me. I'
see de cake. I'm eft tin' ii. now. Golly!!
it's koo;I. Clar de way fer ik. <reat mo
trul." :;
There was a shout of lashier from
all sides tor it was plain that Sal was
tiring and would iiol be in on the wind
"Lfcmu 1 talk," crii'fl a tall, lanky
darkey, as dark as Efocganl'l tnyslon
oin eaatiaeM. "fni jest a slippin' an'
a slttlin'. Ue tlyiu" dieekly. Ole w.irnan
I needs do cake. chiJlun stahviu' an' tie
ole man a walkin'. I'm acoinin- fiwtar'n
I jitdumeiu day. I'm ah, eoi.e beer an'
calibiteh,'" and he strode past the enure
outfit as if they were standing still.
; while, a yell of approval went up from
! all sides.
"Dats llotfut, dal'.-, Uo'.ful," cried a
good looking you wench. "Duan'
spose he's "loin' ik» walkin' tall. My, I
jest love dat Mhtaii llotSut."
•*iie am lubly siit.re," sanl another
>rvunn ititl and the Hist speaker shot a
I jealous jclancii at her. - : .
■X/vah mind, Miss Jacksin, 1 know
what .\iistnh liolsut i«. Yo doan' nn,j
t' '••:! ttie nnfhn' "use I know. Mi a .'all
llolfut |_sa Ticlar trwi'of tuine, "au«i»li«t
strode away with her nose several feet
in ihe air.
A loud cry aros■• on the opposite side
of the room. Hotfoot was pacing away
like Nancy Hanks, and his biir feet
writliett .ml uvisied and slipped along
with wuimerful ease. His arms swim*
r ouhliki- rl«ils. and ins We skates arose
"and fell witn the rejiiilarity of ocean
waves. A four-foot smile illumined his
■toe, }\vi» rows of teeth in a blacK back
t'loiiim shone like a score of iiicandes
cents, and his face was bathed in per
I i-ump, I rump; Klip. Slip,
in regular rhythmic son mi the tvventy
wgtit pans ul Ic-ft struck Ike haul Hour.
With every step ilni'e was an ehcour
;»ging Ci>muit-!ii or sarcastic crack from
all along the line. Tlie bit: fellow at
UK- piano gave them a touch of high
lite, and increased the Him of the
march. One by one they dropped out
and bank txiiau.-iU-d in ■ chair or what
ever el.Mi was near. As last as they
jlropped out they were disregaided.
They were dead to ail intents and pur
pose.-, and the crowd crept closer to tne
walkers. Old Hotfoot was maintain
ing his reputation, and he sailed along
like a ship in tt gale, lie swayed from
aide to side; tic aro;e and tell ana
dticked and tucked; he spread his arms
over his Head, then swung mem like
windmills— around and around. Me
languid and tie crew serious. He (ired
buck at Hit* crowd a laughing reply or a
roasting criticism. The smaller the
number of walkers mew tins larger
mew llutiout's smile. Finally there were
but two with him. lie passed and re
passed them, anil noted with satisfac
tion that they were all but doiw. His
walking crew tern lie. Heel and tot he
went up and down, and the noise in the
crowd oceanic a regular din. llottool
was a sight. lib clothes were soaked
with perspiration. One could almost
fancy ne was growing white in the face.
Another walker dropped out The yells
were louder. Tueu, as the last man
Milk down on the side, perfect pan
demonium reigned. Hotfoot was king,
and the crowd gathered about
him to congratulate him. As he was
am away to a big schooner of beer the
big fellow at the piano struck up a
wail/., and the fresh members or the
crowd soon tilled the floor. Down stairs
Hit re were numerous disputes as to the
relative merits and showing made by
Iho different walkers. But tnere. were
tew signs of serious trouble. Cunning
ham wouldn't have it. He knew his
business, and he uad I'hil lived to help
1 lie walkers who took part and their
weights a:e litre given:
Names and Weights.
Frank Fistier 16.) Helen Wilson
iliiuiu doliuboa ..120 Annie isnUo:itiu
black lleniy 13:J..... Lnvanda Luiigtry
liro. tiickiuuu ....nil' . .luuiait Lizzie
'Dude i harlie su Lcu;i Wiisou
lSogusliill (j'J .vitiate Canada
beuaior liree'ee !K).. k'r*uKle ktuUiuG
Frank H. Young... M Kunaa ttinet
Klijati tiuluies ltd Minneapolis filly
i'eie Aici'iei!jou....iu4 Muuel fciui:tii
Kincst .Mosby; .... iot> I.urctta tiistion
liv ion foot Jiuj.... U.i badie ilarriugtou
Winer KtMluiiui... . 00 ...Mnttio Drown
Ed JacUsou .... ..101 Jessie Sliafer
'inesc are the most ptoiiiiueut c.iKe
walkers known to the public, and all
havu figured in the previous contests.-
Col. Hotfoot was tieueitil manager, and
L.tie Ciiobous and Will Uoubs tuu start
ers. They attended to their duties with
much grace aud abandon, principally
, the latter.
- in the spectators' row was noticed the
beaming tace ol Assemblyman Strauss;
who thinks a cake walK. about the fun
niest thing on earth, unit ss it is a green
councilman, iiiler 11. Hut tun was more
than tickled, and vis numerous cam
paigns through the ward hud made
uiiji so well known teal he
wuo right next to everything that
was ifomt; on. City Clerk Premlergast
laughed till he was neatly fas black in
the. lac« as some of the walkers, and
Jim Alien;, who intends ail mis cake
i walks because of ins love fur the ludi
crous, was our- of me enthusiastic in lh«*
trdwd. ...ltoxey Keber enjoyed it, too,
"iiu'd so did i Muriay, Curtice, Sawyer
and other of the iitsVl&payet then who
vv<-lc uuiacted oecause of tueir love for
Cake walks.
At 2 o'clock this morning the walk by
partners luul narrowed uown to two
couple— Charlie .Johnson ana Annie iip
iiuuuu ana Grant Flatter aim Helen Wil
son. Alter a live-minute- walK Hie br#l
named coupie was given lust prize
i»y • the judges and the other
couple second prize. Inere was
dissatisfaction over the decision. Who
were tlie judges? Why Assemblyman
Strauss, Itoxey lieber, Tom i'renuer
ua»t and Jay McJSuiuaraJ They it.id
Of en specially requested to act. •
Conitorl In the chimney corner—tell
krx stories ana eating Uuu^huuls
cooked witn Dr. Price's liaKing I'owder.
i.M> OF 1811: ILLIUAL Hi Hs-
i«.\il«> «• iionw...
Couldn't Prove the Charge Against
i.s.-ii'* J»eott —Police
Barney Smith, who was charged with
"procuring" two TUiel detectives to
illegally register for the]last election^
was discharged yesterday. 'i he ease
was called in ilit* police- court yesterday.
bat the detectives that committed per
jury iii order to implicate Barney Smith
were not present, though Barney was
there ready to lake the. consequences,
It was noted, however, that Squire L.
l'earce. the attorney who was so anx
ious to assist the prosecution in sending
a Democrat to Stillwater, stayed away.
County Attorney Butler was there, and
he moved the case be dismissed, as
there were no witnesses present, and
the case had evidently been prosecuted
in bad tait.li. The court thouirhtso,
100, ; Ml granted the motion, having no
other alternative.
('uiiUiii^t Prove It.
Kssie Scott, who was arrested Sunday
morning on tiie charge of keeping a low
Irocise on Sixth street, near VVacouia.
was discharged. It so happened that at
the Unit) Sergeant /:rkelbaci» ••pulled"
her abode Essie was slumbering willi
her husband, while her brother was
snoozing in an apartment up stairs.
Consequently, Jud^e Orr l.ad no^ltei
native bul to k't blssie no, for iho hus
band, who.-»e real name is Keeiu r, and
wfio was also arrested, admitted that lie
KM WrddeJ E«.mv and that the relation
"between them sttil existed. The othei
n.»n declared K-tsit* to be his sislcr.
Henry \Viliiasns and his wife I^illa.
wfio euliveneU their dinnesiic relations
y«t*teiday uiorniiiic witli a s^t-to which
r< I led in Henry's rfctirni^ a slasli
a4-r;:»s the iii«i!ii from a liutcucr knife
vvielded by lii.-i Wile, were both dis-
Cliargt*d vest' rd;:y. Jmi ice Orr con
suit-red the contest an even lisin^.
' Lac« Ciiriaiiis. Silk*, Tapestry, C.ir
peli, Runs, etc., at auction Wednesday,
Nov. 21. at 10 a. m., at 2:1 and :u East
S«Vfiilh stiic'l.
C'h.-a|> Uom*-.4i'ek»:s\V . xcut-s <>!>«.
Cheap lluinestsikers' Excursion Tick
ets will he on sale via ••The Norili-
Wesli-iii l.mv"-C., St. 11..I 1.. if AO. U'y
—from >ii;i:iei»j)olis ami .Si. Paul on
N*-.v. :'<Hlt, Dec. 4th and ISIH, all points
in Northern Ni-brasksr, to Ut« Hiat U
Hill«, In all points In Indian Iciiitury.
K.n^.i.-., Aiu;h..s,,^, t.Ui.«.,(>!.i.i, tex.is
and Mississ?p{'K For delii'sle-i i'lf.rnia
tioti apply >«> iijiinis, i-nnui iiuiKii and
Sixth "streets, St. l vaui; 1" Nicullet
Uotijw Block, Minneapolis, ami union
depute. _
O'N'.-irs. ...
Bigxest stock; !owe»i prices.
lo'.Kvß VV«*i i'iur.l siio.u
Mysterious Woman Unfolds to
Sergean: Horn an Alleged
Dark Deeri.
She Bmvs the Victim Is in Pos
session of a Frightful
And the Plot Is to Close His
Mouth—A Strange Hal
. When a woman wanders into the cen
tral police station to tell a story— for
women do some times tell stories, just
like men— she naturally casts her eye
around in search of a sympathetic re*
sponse, if she should drop in o' nights,
her optic would uuauestiouably rest
upon Jack Daly. His is a face shy may
not have seen before, and then, again,
maybe she has. But should she chance
in there in the day time, it is dollars to
doughnuts she will unbosom herself to
Sergeant Frank Horn? For why? Be
cause his is a confidence-begetting eye.
The sergeant is no longer youthful in
years, but his Scotian countenance
seems to echo that gallant sentiment of
"Bobby" Burns-
"Church and siate maim gang to hell.
but I'll me lo miue Annie. '
Well, one of these women with a
story—the sergeant never asked her
name-happene 1 in yesterday after
noon, and naturally selected Sergeant
Horn as her confidant. She wore a
plush jacket, a dark skirt, and an un
complicated bonnet. The sergeant
Intimated Her Age
to be probably twenty-five, certainly
not more, possibly less. He also noted
her dark hair and eyes and oval face,
and inwardly remarked that they would
do. Thus the lady began:
"I have something important to say
to you. ion will listen?"
"indeed 1 will. That is what I am
here for." responded tiie sergeant, with
"But 1 don't want, anybody to over
hear me." said the woman, 'and 1 am
afraid these officers hero will."
The senceatrt, not wishing to wave
the officers back from the desk, arose
from his chair and accompanied his in
terestiug visitor to the farther end of
the room.
"Who are you?" was the question the
sergeant asked as they drew away.
"I cannot tell you that,-' answered the
woman. %<l am too well known in St.
Paul. In fact, I have social connections
here whom 1 could not implicate, in this
'•Ah, is that so? Well, tell me your
story, and we will see what can be done
for you.''
The woman fixed her eyes upon the
sergeant, and in suppressed toi'.es re
lated the following sensational tale:
She 5 niolds a Talc.
'-•In the city hospital of St. Paul there
lies a man who is gradually being poi
son: dto death. He is a near relative of
mine, and I know what I am saying"—
This in answer to an incredulous look
from the sergeant. "That man has been
in the hospital two months. During
the past seven weeks doses of arsenic
have been administered to him in regu
larly increasing quantities, without his
knowledge, until at the present time he
is swallowing a quantity every day sufli
cient to kill you or rue." Here the
woman paused.
"Go on, "said the sergeant, shifting
his feet.
"Tnat man is nothing to me," pursued
the woman in excited toues. "1 do not
love him, or oven like. him. lie is a
relative of mine!"
The sergeant nodded his understand
ing and approval.
"But he has a secret—"
"And yon want to know it?" ven
tured the sergeant, interrupting.
"Yes!" exclaimed the woman, "l do;
but only that yon and everybody else
might know it.
II That Man Dies
at the hospital, which he will soon do if
not rescued, h« will carry with him to
the grave the secret or a great and mys
terious crime!"
"Crime?" muttered the sergeant.
"Yes, crinre!" ejaculated the woman
in tones so poignant that even jailer
Mat Bams cast a dignified glance in
their direction.
"VVhat crime? Whose crime."
"That 1 cannot teii you. I only know
that this man can tell you of a horrible
crime committed in this city by one Of
its most esteemed citizens— a wealthy
man who is admitted to be the only
honest, rich man in the town?"
The sergeant was wondering whom
the woman meant, for he ctutld think of
no such man, when Chief Clark inter
rupted the tete-a-tete ai.d told the
woman to tell her story to the county
attorney or to City Physician Ancker.
Hie police department, so the chief in
formed her. could not gram her re
quest, which was that a policeman be
detailed to accompany her and make a
forcible entry into the hospital for the
purpose of rescuing the "man with the
fatal secret.'"
So she departed disconsolate, and
Serjeant Horn gave the boys a disser
tation upon tiiejriftsof the imagination
as revealed throuth th» impulsive na
ture of the genus female.
In time the boys will become experts
The Japanese know what's what
Orders tor Dr. Price's liking Powder
come even from J.ipan.
<hapi:l. itE.M tii:s i>i msb a
Bin asii^Ls
For Inking "Insane People to
Ilouhester —When Scared
He need.
Sheriff Chapel has evidently gotten
over his scare about the election ami is
UoUinir back to his old tricks nf making
extravagant charges in insane cases.
Attention was called lathe rait by (((till
the morning dailies befori the cuinpaisru
beitan that the sheriff was umkijii; un
warranted charges. The (ii.oiu: railed
attention to the lad dtirinsr rtiv cam
paign and "advised the taxpayer* to look
into the. matter. .l>uri:ig tii.- agitation
the .sheriff d d n.akf some reductions in
Mil charges for taking insane people (<•
'the IttMUtC ' a.->yh:m. Kin instance on
Oct. 27 lie took a pa lent la tfie Iloj-nes
|t«r n«vlum lor winch he only charged
il.s.*»r>, wiu-.oa;. iiv li;ui mi uivi ly (.'...a ,i
*:.-». 1.).0r £'.T.*>o as a tiiMvusal rule. Ob
Oct. :.'<> h»% im*W !!»!•♦•«• iicrv is r.> the
H^viiiin. lor wlncii he Cftiujprfl only
iiA ii' miwrini lw<r.»ri> ttit L oo"i.:«iion he
chatted tor takiiitr Litre* i-er»oii» en
the same day **> so. It* may be
remarked that even the eharze* in
the reduced bills are higher than
the law authorizes, and lie takes credit
and makes oath In ti;«vinir pa! I nil
money fur which he (locs not produce
the receipts and which are excessive.
It is not clear that a sheriff is allowed
two days logo to Kwkrftirr and hack.
Even if that were true it is hardly p<M
sible that he pa\s *>> hotel bill for two
persons staying over niuht at ll<.elies
ler. In the. bill tinned in when he, was
scared the hole! bill was only fLSS and
a street cat would do, whereas l-elore
• hat and since election he charges up
carriage hire at ooili ci.Us of the line.
There wen* seven bills turned in yes
terday to the board of county eominis
t-ioners to be approved. An inquiry
into these shows thui lie has tone oack
to his old sy.sicni or charges, and is tak
ing money from ike taxpayers that lie
law will not justify, unless he can snow
that he [.aid out, th»- buiiih iiHint-u. Even
at that they are not necessarily so
large, us annulled by himself before
election, besides as shown in one or two
of his bills. The people have a unlit n
know why he should now go back to
charging $37.50 or t:i4.40 lor takinc
people to the Koche>lei asylum when
the sheriff admits that his lees and ex
peiises«were, in at least one instance,
only 15.0.5.
At yesterday's meeting of the county
commissioners the county surveyor was
directed to make a survey of the pro
posed BaM Eagle and White Bear road.
Ihe road is recommended to be con
structed by the committee on roads and
bridges. Anton Miesen was granted a
license to open a saloon in \e\v Canada
Hie claim of .Jonii T. Johaijson for a
reward lor information leading to the
arrest of Wonigkeit and Emitted was
I>.vspepsia is an inward tire. It comes
lrom unwholeaowc food. l*ure food
made with Dr. Trice's Baking Powder,
prevents it.
!VKW KiKK L.II 1..
The Cash Goes Under Surveillance
or a strung Guard oi"
The Second National bank moved yes
terday from its (.-Id quarters at the cur-
Bet of Wabasha ami Third streets to the
New York Life building:. The presi
dent,oliieers and directors.as well as the
fixtures, made the change without any
body truard or police protection, but
not so with the coin. Even in the civ
slizwd and peaceful coiiimunity of St.
Paul it was deemed wise to observe the
cash in trausitu. The gentlemen se
lected to keep their eyes on it were
Capt. Schweitzer and Lieut. Uahe, of
the central station, and rive detectives.
They accompanied tins -'root of all
evil"—and there were numerous roots
in the lot—down to the new quarters in
the New Fork Life buildini: and »aw
that the money was safely bestowed. it
was counted before and after the short
journey, and tile only variance til the
amounts was the interest accruing on
the way, and that Capt. Schweitzer
sweats he did not take.
You will save money enough by buy
ing your lias Fixtures from I*. V. iHvyer
Bros. Co.. 06 East Third street, to afford
a lance menu lor Thanksgiving;
Senator Keiler, Sank Center, was at
the Merchants' yesterday.
H. W. Stone, Benson, was a Merch
ants' tiancieiu yesterday.
Ex-A<l.jt. (ien. Mullen, Wabaslia, is
registered at Hie Winds* r.
Julius A. fcjclnnah!, Redwood Falls,
was a Windsor guest yesterday.
D. L. Luckenbach, t>r. Paul, is among
tlie transients at the Duval. Jackson
ville, Fhi.
State Treasurei-eleet Koorner, of
Litchlield. was aiisouy the Windsor
transients yesu-rday.
Duluthians re»istbred at New York
hotels yesterday ut-iu li. 1). Brown at
the Brunswick. A. K. Mclhjnald at the
(iraiui Union.
At the Clarendon—S. C. San ford,
Eittfle River, Wis.; C. B. Garrison. Du
luth; B. L. Boicard. Wa!:peton, N. N.;
C S. Buckholz, Casselton.
M. J. McGrrtth. St. Charles, accom
panied by Mrs. McGratb, vvas at the
Merchants' last night. They are on
their way to the Pacific coast.
W. K. Sinks and wife, and W. Yaie
and Miss Yale. Minneapolis, were
registered yesterday at tne St. Cloud
and the Everett, NVw York cilv.
At the Windsor—C. . Cole, La
Crosse: iiiomas Collins, Billings, Jiont •
A. M. Sutler, New York; 11. A. Mieboff,
Carlyle, 111.: W. Torreace, Chicago.
Ex-.Senator Leavitt. Litchfield, said
at the Merehants'last night that he had
heard there was an election two weeks
men, in which the lie publicans seem to
have had things their own way.
At Hie Ryan— G. Holmes, Grace
Holmes. Detroit: M. Nestor and wife
Fargo; J. E. Lewis, New York; H. L»y.
ser, Milwaukee: A. Wormser, Boze
man: (4. K. Crane, Piitsburg: C. J?
Slater, Boston; A. E Rothschild, Cin
cinnat'; A. Colin. Philadelphia: Nelson
B. Eldred, George Underwood. Auburn,
N. V.: G.-oiife V. MolFott, Portland
Or.; E. B. Fenton. Detroit, Mich. C.
Fish. Providence, R. 1.; T. A. B*KXS,
New York.
At the Merchants'— 11. Lynch,
Montana; J. D. Sullivan. St. Cloud;
Donald Grant, Faribauit; George M.
Patterson, Mankuto; Geonre. A. Dv
Toit, Chaska: J. H. Wilson. Wilson
Wis.; E. F. oii.-r. August a; Charles
llorton, W. P. Tearse, Winona: George
M. Smith, Duluth; H. C. Garvin. Wi
nona; Daniel Buck, Mankato; George
('. Daw, Ada; J. P. Peterson, C. L.
Peterson. Oliver Thompson. Worthing
Auction Wednesday, Nov. 21, at 22-21
East Seventh street. Read want Column.
Queer I'e.>ple
ArranesiiUMils have just been com
pleted which enable us to prive the little
folks a treat. Parents will do well to
lake advantage of the offer ax contained
in til*? advertisement in this issue of
"Queer People."
— — .
Co'.ima Volcano Attain?.
City of Mi \i< it. Nov. I.».—A sheet
of flame from the volcano Col him,
reaching to a heiclu of .several hundred
feet, is liehliiil: the country round for
many miles. Th« inhabitants are ter
ribly ffiitlitfuwl.
The Common Cold
Is often <ltie, not to" exposure! but to
an impure condition of the blood, in
any event it may pVfTvu a serious affair.
It may end in a settled case of catarrh,
that most loathsome ot diseases, and
catarrh frequently loads to bronchitis or
consumption; The only safe way is to
purity the blood with Hood's Sarsapa-
Hood's Snrsa"
I I <%,■*•%%■**> pmriifm
nils, which is tin* f~^ «+s±r>
best] remedy for 1 tirCS
catarrh, because it m. /
ii;./ tti»«aM>. Hnrtn i,,.w to k«- lh»Ki'.s
&it»»O»l-t!|< hikl t:n;iHt :iu:iilist tli«-s«
•tanners. by liuiUlini; in. hit* entire s>ya-
Mi. J'esur- »n rt „n v Jin.d's.
H04M1% fills re the i-osi nf'ei iliiu.e.
pills, assist an>Uoa, i.revem coubtipatiou.
& CO.
The only high novelty
Crepes and Crepons in the
state of Minnesota. Black
and colors. Less than New
York prices.
Among our latest pur
chases was a iittle lot oJ
genuine English Suitings,
which we will offer ai
less than cost of im
portation. They come in
small < checks and stripes,
and are lull 50 inches wide.
The price will be
75 Cents
a yard until closed out. /.
very short time aero the im
porters price was 97^
cents and the standard re
tail price, was $1.25. If yen
want a dress at our price of
75 cents, don't wait many
We will continue to sell a
line of one-dollar Fancy
Suitings, 52 inches wide, at
50 cents a yard. Some
body got hurt on these.
New Plaids for Waists
and Misses' Dresses.
High-class Silks at ver)
popular prices.
.Ten styles of Black Bro
caded Gros de Londres
were received yesterday.
88 Cents
a yard; value, $i. 25.
Black Moire Antiques,
made in Lyons. $1.19 a
yard. Sold every where for
$2.25. O.ily a few pieces.-
Continuation of the spe
cial sale of high-class Nov
elty Silks lately purchased
by Mr. Field, who is now
in New York. The price
will be
One Dollar
a yard, Among them are
many that are worth $1.7-.
None were ever retailed for
less than $1.25. Taken as a
whole, it's the choicest lot
of Siiks ever sold at this low
price. In the assortment
will be found Tafteta Plaids
in high colors, Brocaded
Satins, Persian effects and
many other latest fancies.
Nearly 300 new Coats
came yesterday. And others
are due this mornino-.
50 Chinchilla Jackets. 44
inches long, American coat
back, very high storm collar,
each today. There isn't a
better coat in the Twin
Cities at $18. 50,
AH-Woo! Flannel Wrap
pers. Watteau back, braided
ruffle around shoulder. $2.50
each: regular price, $4.
A new line of custom
made Siik Waists, lined
throughout well boned,
$5.50 each. If made to or
der the. making alone would
cost more.
Electric Seal Coats. <.;iiar*
a meed qualities. $39.50.
We're taking good care
of the economical men in
j St. Paul, too. Fancy prices
j are unknown here.
Two lines of Men's Wool
j Underwear, one in tan the
j other in a light blue shade,
$1.50 a garment or $2.80
a suit Some sizes are miss-
I ing in each line, but ail
sizes are represented in the
I combined stock.
j The best wearing Wool
I Socks are made in this coun-
I try of a mixture of Austra
i lian and Domestic Wools.

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