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SAINT PAUL i.OCAii DOTS. The Central VV. C. T. U. meets at Ford's hall at S o'clock Thursday after uoon. Hey. Thomas McClary, of the West ern Avenue M. K. church, of Minneap olis, is suggested as a candidate lor chaplain uf the senate, lie is a veteran minister In this state. The members of St. Luke's church will hold their annual Christmas so ciable at the pastor's residence this evening and tomorrow evening. Some of the best talent of the city will be heard in the musical numbers. The Brotherhood ot Carpenters and Joiners' Local Union N<>. S7 met last *■ veiling at Labor li ill. with about fifty in attendance. T«u new nieinbrs were initiated. Another meeting will be hold next Tuesday evening;. At the. annual meeting of the stock holders ot the Metropolitan Opera llou«e company, heid yesterday, the iollowinjf oil'crrs were elected: Presi dent, Arnold Kaln<;tn; vice president. Ansel OppiMilu iui, and secretary and treasurer, U. C. \\ ight. Yesterday the board of public works approved the specifications tor the pav ing of iowcr Third street from Wacouia street to Broadway, with cither grauite or asphalt, and instructed the clerk to advertise tor bids for the same. The board proposes to havo the work begin in April in order that it may be complet ed by May 1. Tuesday evening. Dec. IS, the ladies of Plymouth M. E. church will hold a Christmas sale at the church, corner Aurora avenue and Mackubtn street. A variety of useful and fancy articles have been provided, which they will offer for sale, and in connection there with they will iurnish supper to those who desire. An illustrated German lecture will b« delivered at tue Betbel liotne, foot of Sioley sireet. near the union depot, tou;ty. 7::»u p. in., by Missionary Fred Kreutzer, with stereopticon views. Sub ject: "The I lie of Chiisr." The ad in:>sion is fn?t\ Also Friday, at 7::>0 p. in. Subject: "TUe Prodigal Sou." All Germans are cordially invited. Set) our display of Gas and Eleotric Fixltues at the Carnival of Dolls. Doll —ars are what you will save by buying from I. V. Dwyer Bros. Company. A PRETTY WEDDING. MISS liLIZABKTH VUSVMt A M» i nuAiti) n:\isrs.. Ceremony Performed at Koine of Air. and Mrs. Kdnard Saw yer, Holly Avenue. Miss Elizabeth Sawyer, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Edward Sawyer, and Ed ward Pearce, of Providence, R. 1., were married at 5:::u o'clock yeiterday even ing, at the residence of the bride's parents, on Hull} avenue. Rev. H. M. Simmons, of Minneapolis, performed the ceremony, which was witnessed only by the immediate friends of the family. Tne bride wore a beautiful gown of white satin, veil and carried lilies of the valley. Miss Jackson was the maid of honor, and the bridesmaids were Misses Gertrude Upiiam, Mary Clark, Guthri? and Cruft. of Boston. The bridesmaids wore white tuelle over satin, with cor sage triniminge of pink roses, and car ried bouquets of La France buds. The house was very handsomely dec orated in La Fiance roses and palms, and the wedding inarch from "Lohen grin" was played by an orchestra. Besides the bride's cake there was also one for thd bridesmaids, in which were concealed three prizes. The fust. a ring, was for the one that was to be married tirst: the secoue", a sixpence, tor the one that was to become rich, and the third, a thimble, for the thrifty member of the three. Mr. and Mrs. Pearce left for Califor nia last night, where they will remain during the winter. An interesting programme, consisting of music, readings, recitations ana pliysieal culture exercises, was given at tfce rooms of the Young Women's Friendly association, last evening. Those contributing were Miss Goodwin, who gave several piano solos; Prof. Lundgren and his pupils, two guitar numbers; Mr. Springer, vocal numbers: the Misses Sutton, Baird, Jaquith ami Hun toon, "The Pizacatti Chorus." in dumb bells and an exercise in Indian clubs, while Mr. Lichtenberger gave the readidgs aud recitations. Food Adulterations. Elislia B. Worrell, of Boston. lectuied to a large aim enthusiastic audience of housekeepers at the People's church yesterday afternoon. The lecturer proved himself to be thoroughly con versant with nis subject, and gave sev eral very practical illustrations of the way the food products of today are adulterated. After his lecture he gave a L»nef talk on the merits of bakers' cocoa and chocolate. At the Hotel Metropolitan—E. J. Pearson. Fargo; J. V. Cherry, Kansas City; M. T. Thornton, New York: J. D. Sawyer. Utica; C. W". Rodman and son. Rob Rodman. Hudson; B. T. Col linguournc, J. O. Parkeas, Chicairo; Arthur Grift:*, Great Falls: F. T. Hoff man, Milwaukee. Read between the lines i An intelligent consumer examines a bottle of <jir Uncle Sam's Monogram Whiskey and "read* *^ between the lines." He is convinced that the name of Geo. Benz & Sons would not appear on thebottleuniessthenrm were willing stand by the excellence of the brand. The name • of this old-established and successful house *gr does appear on every bottle of Undo S.-j/n'.s Monogrnm WMsic&y. This protects the consumer from the cheap whiskies . %itii which the country is flooded. U. S. iAr §.', imoomm is aL-soliitcly free from fusel oil. A. sample quart bottle of i Uncle Sam's Monogram I * whiskey * V fiftr "the house"—and no intelligent housekeeper Is without it—costs at druggists and dealers, $1.25 aad is Purity itself. - ED BEAN RED-HEADED He Wants to Be Chief Deputy Clerk of the District Court. HIS MEN ON THE WARPATH Because Ed Rogers Proposes to Give the Plum to Fitzgerald. SEANCE IN ROGERS' OFFICE. Mr. Bean's Alleged Political Treachery Recalled in Strong Terras. There Is war in the local Republican ranks, and Ed Rotten is in the thick of it. On the threshold of office he has been placed in a most awKward position by the dissatisfied elements of his own parly, and unless some compromise is effected the war is coins to result in some political blood-spilling. The lesser lights of the parry are arrayed against the old liners, and the bone over which they are snarling and snapping is the little ofliee of chief deputy clerk of courts. The Glork of yesterday morning published Rogers' intention to appoint Fitzgerald, the "Lonyc-Haired Chief tain," to this office, and the announce ment created surprise and distemper amongst the followers of Ed Beau, who is out for the office with all his might and main. The war began at once and in earnest, and it continued unlil the friendly shades of night concealed the expressions ot unhappiness on the fact's of all concerned. Rogers, it appears, has for some time contemplated the appointment of Fitzgerald on the advice und solicitation t)f the old line Republicans. Such arguments were laid before him ns to convince him that ttu- appointment was not only a wise aisd conservative one for purely busi uess reasons, but also an excellent po litical move, and he made up his mind a short time ago to appoint Fitzgerald to the office. Suddenly he is met with the most violent opposition on the part of some of the lesser lights, who claim to control certain wings and elements of the party, and the noise they have made Is a faint indication of the trouble that is brewing. Mr. Rogers and the strength of the party feel that it is most unwise and disloyal at this stage of the name to put the cierk ot courts-elect in such a trying position, and have indicated that They Will Stand The!r (.round n spite of anything that may be done or said, Mr. Rogrn, as the responsible head of the office of clerk of courts, will be alone held accountable for what oc curs within his domain, and his deter mination to appoint Fitzgerald to the office resulted after patient investiga tion as to the merits of the candidates. While he may like Ed Bean personally, he inclines to Fitzgerald for the reason that the iatter Is a lawyer and a man of excellent business ana professional capacity. The kick was made partly because George Tlioiupsou urged the appoint ment of the lons-haired chieftain. Ed Bean, his riant bower, George Lamb, and v few other lesser lights opposed Thompson's dictation, and swear by all the go-is that lie shall not become dic tator, even in such a small matter as filling the office of deputy clerk of courts. After a whole lot of wind iam ming yesterday morning, the kickers called a meeting for Ed Rogers' office to protest against the appointment of Fitzgerald. The kickers were especially active all moriiing; in summoning to their aid all the well-known Republic ans in the city. Some ot these respond ed. Others refused absolutely to nave any hand in the matter, expressing the belief that Ed Rogers had sufficient knowledge of his business and the situ ation to be able to appoint a man who would prove eminetly qualified to fill the office to the satisfaction of all concerned. George Lamb was parties larly active in Bean's behalf. This is not at all surprising, in view of the fact that Bean and Lamb have always worked together, and what benefits one benefits the other. Lamb called to hia aid as many Republicans as he could get, and the meeting came off duly in the afternoon at Mr. Rogers' office. There was au air of uneasiness hover ing over the place of meeting, and the Republican oracles shitted about un easily in their seats when confronted by the clerk of eourts-eiect. Hb was Aware What Was in the Wind awd was prepared for it. His calm, com posed demeanor acted like a shower bath on ti» kickers, and they were not so say and frisky when the meeting opened for business. Mr. Rogers was acquainted with the nature of the galh ermc and indicated by his manner that lie was "dead next" to the whole thing. George Lamb, acting as spokesman, made tbe opening address. He attempted to make a sort of Marc Antony oration, but the trouble was everybody was on to his rlay» and his assumption ot con* servatistn fell to the ground. "While I know and admire Mr. Fitz gerald as a man," lie said. "1 do not think it will be wise to appoint him to this office at this time. H6 was not identified in any way with his party during the recent campaign, and I urge as another reason the fact that last spring he opposed F. B. Doraii for mayor." "Are you sure of this?" was asked. "1 am sujt," was the response; and rhen a bombshell was exploded in the ranks of the kicKers when Mr. Rogers calmly aunouuced that one of Fitzger ald's most active supporters ia none other than F. B. Doran himself, who [ has excellent reason to regard Filzger ald as his friend. "It seems very funny that such a charze is made against FKzggernld," said one of the old liners. "1 do not see how hu could have opposed Mr. Doran. for the fact is that through ail that campaign Mr. r itzgerald was in Mon tana trying to save what little business he had." It was proved right there and then • that Fitzgerald had taken no part in the tight one way or the other, and was not in the city at the time. Lamb want on I to other things and recounted Bean's gri'at service in aid of the party, not only during the late campaign, but ever since his connection with the Republic an party. Then the war opened. Fitzgerald is ! backed by (;en. Clapp, F, B. Doran, j Dar Reese, W. J. Freaney and other old ; liners, and their agents spoke in be i half of Tbe Long-Hal re 4 Clilel. First of all they spoke of his attain ments as a business man, relating his connection with the 'firm or P. B. L. Hardeabergh & Co.; then went over his history aa a lawyer. They said he wag admitted to the bar from the office of Judge Kan horn, and was regarded by that jurist as a clean-cut and caA&ki* THE- FATNT TAtTL DAILY GLOBE: WEDNESDAY AfORNTN'f*, yIIJSOEM.BBR ■" i^ 1801. ! lawyer. Hp had spent thousands of ! ; dollars for the benefit«>f tiie Republican i party, and spent it freely. They urged i that he was the most active and leading spirit in opposition to Hon. R. T. O'Con nor ami the so-called "city hall crowd" at the time Freaney ran against O'Con nor four years ago. For years before that time, and up to the- time Col. Wright was nominated. Fi:/geralrt was really the recognized 'leading Repub lican in the city. His connection .with politics caused his uuslttesa ruin, and in all that time he had never held oflie« or | asked for one. FitzgerahPfl friends unmercifully ar raigned Uean for what they called his political treachery when he, as they al leged, sold out his party and had Will lam ilantt put up against him as a stuol pigeon of M easy mark to make his (Bean's^ election easy. It that tight ml >iii, as they stated, had a special com mittee which was headed by Henry Johns, and this committee sent out cir culars to the voters requesting them to put a cross opuosite the name of Ed Bean, and his name only. That was at thw lime when the one cross on the bal lot carried the entire ticket. Bean's name was at the foot of the ticket, and toe voters by carrying out the instruc tions contained in the circular voted Against every Republican candidate on the ticket but Bean himself. The respectable Republicans - what few there are—waited on Johns and Bean and the rest who were in the scheme, and swore they would raise merry hades if the circular was not in stantly withdrawn, but 'it never was, Ilantt did prove a mark, but it was not his fault, for, contrary to expectations, ho made as hot a tight as ho could. Bean, they claimed, sold his party badly in tne contest between O'Connor and Froaney, ana the oid-liuers heaped ac cusations and tired so many cold facts at the man who hanged Charlie Ki misch that Ho Turned Pa'e and Dropped Bark, on the outskirts ot the crowd. Lamb was unable to successfully co«nbat these charges, and there the two sides stood looking daugers at each other and breathing hard. Everybody was sore at everybody el*e, and Rogers sat calm and unmoved. He has the office, he will never get another one, so what did he care for their wranglings and contused babble? Four years as clerk of the courts wtil give him a comfortable bank ac count, a nucleus for a new start in life, as it were. The meeting resulted in a show-down. Few of the attendants kuew how thuy stood until the meeting was about over, aud now they are sufficiently well acquainted with tiio battletield to muku a long and a hot scrap. The beauty of Fitzgerald's position is that there is nothing that can be said of him as a Republican except that when Wright was nomi nated he jumped clear out of the traces and refused to aid in Wright's election. He declared then that Wright was not a Republican and never had been any thing like a Republican. He claimed that Wright was wholly wrapped up in the idea of self-glorification aud ad vancement, regardless of how the party might fare. Bean, on the contray, has a dozen charges to face, and they are ail built on tiie one foundation of alleged political treachery, tiis work was so coarse that everybody got on to it, and it is marvelous how Bsau at this hour has the nerve to a9k any thin? at the hands of the Re publican party. When on* man sells out the entire ticket to make his own election sure, hu ought to be kicked clear to the outskirts of the party, and then tramped on when he is outside. There are among trie backt*rs of Fitz gerald a sufficient number ot old Hue Republicans to prove beyond a reasou able doubt that Bean was guilty of treachery in every campaign in which he has engaged. He will not get the office of deputy clerk of courts, and he may as well recognize the fact now aa any other time. He has not behind him the strength essential to success, ana is supported only by the youngsters and lesser lights, who never did much be yond breeding dissension aud trouble in the ranks. One thing is certain, aud that is that Rogers does not deserve this I treatment, and that if he is wise he will stick to his determination to appoint a man who wilt best serve tiie interests of the bar and the public of Ramsey county. There are some Republicans who can not understand why Charlie Keller has not been prominently in the field for the office of deputy" clerk or courts. They say he has made himselt poor in working lor the good of the Republican party. As one Republican expressed it, "Keller occupies a position similar to Mat,t Jensen's. He lias worked all his life for the party and is many hun dred dollars poorer ou account of it. He probably has not back of him any old liners or prominent Republicans. He should not need them. He ought to be appointed without auy solicitation on his part." George Thompson,in seeking to estab lish himself an the dictator ot the Re publican party, has bitten off more than he can chew, and has worked himself into a mess of trouble. He has been almost constantly besieged by appli cants for office ever since the election, and is making more promises than a love-sick swain . There are 100 appli* cants for every small office, and they are all going after Thompson. The lat ter wants to get himself so well estab lished that to all applications he favors he can sign "O. X., G. li. T." And George Lamb aud Henry Johns and other youngsters aro lighting him tooth and nail to prevent him from becoming as great as he aspires to be. Touilst And first-class Sleeping Cars of Great Northern Railway Now run to Portland. Oregon, direct via Spokane and O. R. & N. Co., as well as to Seattle via Great Northern Rail way. W. J. Dutch, C. P. &T. A., 199 East Third street, St. Paul. CANVASSIXO BOARD MEETS. It Will Begin Work December 18. Secretary of State Brown has selected the following members of ihe supreme court and the distriot court bench to act as stata canvassing buard in canvassing the returns of the late election: Jus tices Mitchell aud Buck, Judge Buck ham, of Faribault, and Judze H. G. liicks, of Minneapolis. Tjie favored ones have accepted. The board will meet Dec. 18, at 1:150 p. in. The can vassing of the returns will take about two days. The Purvis Reception. A very pleasant affair was the recep tion given Rev. and Mrs. Stuart B. Purvis at the home of Mr. and Mrs. J. EL Kearney, on East Fourth street, Monday evening, by the ladies of St. Peter's Episcopal churcu. Jt being ad vent, the vector requested that, there be an absence of display, hence no decora tions, and a very light lunch was served after the old English custom. Several musical numbers were given during the evening. Mr. and Mrs. Kearney were assisted in receiving by Mr. and Mrs. J M. Smith, Mr. and Mrs. D. Davis. Mi and Mrs. C. D. Smith and Miss Millard About 100 guests called during the iv ception hours, which were from 8 to 10. The people of St. PeUr's greatly feel the loss of their rector, who has labored so effectually among them the past three years, and also his estimable help meet, who was a great favorite of all. L. Prang & Co.. Boston, come to the front, as usual, with a tin*; line of artistic publications. Embraced in their lattst list are " The Viking Ship Approaching Vineiaud." "Blue Point Oyster Boats," ••Purple Clematis and Vase," "Our Poets (portrait In colors of six American authors)," •'Game Piece." One of their best features is that they are tnoro-tghly American, the designing, printing and lithographing all being done in inks country. Hon. A. B. Kelly, or Norlhfield. made a fly in* trip to St. Paul yesterday, and Bft«r dim at Uit Merchants', returned bom*. WILL FIREMEN SIGN? Fire Board Sends Out an Agreement to Be Signed by the Men. FUNDS MAY FALL SHORT. Firemen Asked to Waive Claim to Full Salary in Case of Shortage. NO COERCION TO BE USED. Various Transactions of a Routine Nature of the Fire Board. The board of fire commissioners met | the captain:) and lieutenants at fire j headquarters last evening and submit j ted a proposition to the firemen, which, j it agreed to by them will obviate future j trouble in 1895 in case of a shortage in I the fond during the closing months «f | that year. At the conclusion of the j regular meeting, held in the office, the i tire commissioners adjourned to tne front slewping room, where the captains and lieutenants in charge of the various ! companies were assembled. President Freemarvexnlained the sit uation to the otticeis and then read the proposed agreement; after which type i writteu copies were distributed among I the oflicers with the understanding that j they shall submit the proposition to [ their respective companies. The pro i posed agreement is as follows: Proposed Agreement. Whereas. The amount of money at the disposal of the l>oard of fire com missioners of the city of St. Paul for the maintenance ot the*tire department of said city for the year lb'.'o is limited by the ettT charter; and. Whereas, It is doubtful whether the sun. at their disposal will be sufficient to pay all the members ot the tiro de partment their full salary according to j the schedulH for *the entire year 1806, the undersigned officers "and em ployes of the St. Paul lire department do hereby agree with the board of fire i commissioners of the city of St. Paul j tnat they will respectively waive all I claim for any additional sum required to I make up any shortage in the schedule ■ salaries if such shortage shall occur I during the closing months of the year j 18t>6, any deticiency in the amount ap plicable to the. payment of salaries to be deducted pro rata in proportion to the salaries received. President Freeman was careful to in form the men that no member of the fir«i department need feel compelled or obligated to sign the agreement. Every mat) was at liberty to act as he pleased. Mr. Freeman thought, however, that the proposed agreement would prove a benetit to both sides, as it would obvi ate the necessity of cutting salaries. He also assured the men that if the funds held out to the end of the fiscal year ISUo— that is, until Dec. I—they would receive every cant of their sal ary. Tbere Was rVo Kespouse on the part of the officers, though two or three of them asked a few questions of the board. One captain wanted to know If the fire department was going to be increased the coining year. The question evidently referred to the equipping of the new engine house at St. Anthony Park. Commissioner Hughson remarked that he would not vote to put paid men in the St. Anthony engine house, unless the people of St. Paul so demanded. He thought that a volunteer service might be established there for the present. Mr. Freeman called attention to the fact that the lire men had cone through the year 1894 without a reduction of wages, save for the month of November, when they were cut ouly 10 per cent. This was au excellent showing compared with that of 131)3. Before adjourning it was un derstood that the officers should meet the board at 6 i>. in. next Saturday and report wiiat success they had in secur ing signatures to the agreement. Just before the commissioners left the room, one of the men asked Air. Freeman what chance the boys had of getting their back pay, due the in by reason of the shortage in the lands last year, it being understood at the time that they would receive the balance of pay due them as soon as a sufficient amount of delinquent taxes were paid in. Mr. Freeman said that as yet there was No tloncj to tlie Credit of that fund in the possession of the board, with the exception of seven dol lar* and a tew cents. Therefoie he could not tell when, if ever, the men will receive the balance due. If it came in they would get it, but if not, then they wouldn't get it. It depended wholly upon the amount of delinquent taxes collected from this time on. At its regular meeting tne board re ceived live bids tor 3,000 feet of two and a half-incli hose. The bids were at once considered in executive sessions, after which the board split up the award by voting to give the Waterous Engine company the contract for 1,500 feel of White Anchor hose at $1 per foot, and to purchase from 11. P. Kut;g 1,500 feat of Maltese Cross hose at the same figure as the vYhite Anchor brand. The proposition of the Mercurial Alarm company to pay the fire depart ment 4150 a"year for the services, five day in each month, of one of its line mun in inspecting and keeping in order the mercurial alarm system, was re jected fef the board. Chief Jackson and the superintendent of the fire alarm s ryice who were appointed a conunii lee to investigate this matter, reported tl;ai in their opinion it would require more than five days a month to attend Intense Headaches. "For four years I have been a con- c stant sufferer. My head ached from morning tiil night. After trying ev«ry-', s<g^£sF*}&ak thin; I could m^ss&iM«*°^ think of, the only Ifc^p**^^? thin? that gave Efc|jgf "ZrfS 03 me any rellof was mr "*^ y\ to keep my neacl 1^- — 1 bound with i a fifcM^ "^f\% cloth to keep the IltlL _^^} atr from s'» iking of my . head and n»y fr.White.fr thro! . t were very were very sore and «aye me intense pain, expec torating much corrupt matter. 1 was told that the weight of my hair was the cause of my trouble, and 1 had it cut off, but this gave rue no relief. Reading about a lady similarly afflicted who was cured by Hood'a Sarsßparilla, I began to taka it. Before 1 had taken one i bottle I felt greatly improved, and at Hood's §i Cures the end of three bottles was entirely well. I now welsrh 240 pou.ids, which is a gain of 10 pounds in the last three months. Mrs. Mart A. White. Franklin, Indiana. .; v_ Xlood'B Pills do uot weaken, but aid di genii*u tod tone the stomach. Try tU»a« 26* to the mercurial alarm system. The board deemed $150 a year tou small n compensation, and also did not approve) of taking a lineman away from his reg ular work lung enough to attend to the other matters. A communication was received from the Ifohn Manufacturing company, thanking the chief and his men for their prompt and efficient service in extin guishing the recent tire, and thereby saving a huge amount of property and preventing a large number of men from being thrown out of employment. Architect .Stevens, the designer of the new engine house now in course of erection at St. Anthony Paik, reported that the contractor who by agreement was to finish the building by Dec. 1, and to pay a forfeit of $50 a day for every day after Dec.lj that it remained uncompleted, had not only failed to complete the building by Dec. 1, but could not accomplish the work by Dee. 15, or even by Jan. 1. Thereupon the board instructed its secretary to notify tne eon tractor of his failure to perform all the lequireaenu of the contract, and to call his attention to its conditions ai:d penalties. A COSY KUSOKT. Barge's New (Jaf'e and Dining Parlor*. Among the cosy resorts of Minneapo lis is the new cafe opened by Jacob Barge, on the second lloor of the build ing at the corner of Washington and Fast avenues south. Mr. Barge con ducts one of the most elaborate liquor establishments in the Northwest on the first lloor. His many customers and the rapid increase of popularity which his place took upon itself brought the genial proprietor to the realization that there was something lacking. The something was a banquet room and din ing parlors. He accordingly caused the entire second floor of tile building to be remodeled. The result is that ladies and gentle men desiring a place tv dine and con verse, and withal be exclusive, can go to Barge and find entertainment. Mhe entrance for ladies is at 47 Washington avenue. The dintug hall proper will accommodate between forty and hfty guests, and the gentleman who has charge of the establishment is none other than Pietro Kamacciotti, well known in St. Paul lor Ins ability to cook chops, sea food, spaghetti and other delectable dishes. The cafe, which has just been opened to the public, will be conducted in a hrst-class fashion, and nu objectionable person need apply for accommodation. It is especially designed for parties of ladies and gentlemen. The iuterurban cars run directly in front of the en trance. HELD TO GRAND JURY. MAN THAT SHOT AN OFFICIiK BAB $',£,OOO. Wife Beater Gets Thirty Days— Another Accused of Beat- Ing His Wife. Joseph Sherwood, the tough who shot Patrolman Kyder, of the Ducas street station, about two weelts ago, appeared in the police court yesterday morning and waived examination, tie was bound over to the grand jury in the sum or $2,000. Officer Ryder was present in court, though his leg is quite lame in consequence of the bullet wound in his thigh. Ferdinand Wilte confessed before Judge Orr yesterday that he had struck his wife, but pleaded in extenuation of hi 3 offense that he was drunk at the time. Mrs. Witte corroborated her bus baud's testimony, but added that he al ways beat her when h« came home drunk, which was a frequeut occur rence. Judge Orr gave the wife beater thirty days straight. SnppoNed Burglar* Arrc»i«d. Frank Bnurgeman, Martin Mcllugh and J. E. Scott, three, young fellows, ! were arrested early yesterday morning on the charge of breaking into a vacant house on Laurel avenue, near Lexing tou, a few days ago and stealing some ! $300 worth of silverware, robes, glasses | and clothing. 'Ihe housw belongs to A. L. Scott, ex-manager of the St. Paul division of the street railway company. I Detectives Enright and Sweeney, of the Hondo station, and Sergeant Hftnft and Officer McGinley, of the Ducas station. I arrested the trio. The house was ! entered last Friday and the police have • been looking for the thieves ever since. They first succeeded in locating a part of tlie property in a house on South Wabasha occupied by George Walker. Walker I informed the police that such property was in the house. He was arrested on I the charge of receiving stolen goods, but subsequently released, as it was shown that he was MM responsible for the goods being in his house. They were taken there by one of the thieves, who rented a room in the house. The accused men appeared in the po lice court yesterday morning and plead ed not guilty. They were placed under $1,500 bail and their examination set for tomorrow forenoon. Wrong Parties Arrested. E. C.Devine, Oscar Crooks and W. H. Lepper, the three men who were ar rested at 1 o'clock yesterday morning I for participating in a fight on an in terurban car, were all discharged in the police court yesterday, as it was shown that none of them were aggressors in the row. A stranger started it by pitch ing into Crooks, who is a youngfellow, and Devine and Lepper came to his assistance. Tlie poiice had simply ar rested the wrong people, as Juuge Orr remarked. Arrangements have been made where by the Tourist and First-Class Sleeping Cars ot the Great Northern Ratlwav now run to Portland, Oregon, via Spo kane and O. K. & N. Co. First car leaves St. Paul December 12th, as well as to Seattle via Great Northern Kail way. W. J. Dutch, C. P. &T. A., I9tf Last ihird street, St. Paul. Shriners at Work. Last night was the night of the twelfth day of the sixth month of the year of the Hegira 1312; and behold! as it was written, did the illustrious ones of Osman Temple of the Ancient Arabic Order of the Nobles of the Mystic Shrine gather toother at the hall of Masons. Twenty Giaours, unbelievers and followers of Shaitan had been sought out by thrice a hundred of thej faithful. Then were the unbelievers taken in and clothed. In a red fez were they clothed, ana little else. And tliev were Riven to eat, and to drink. Yea' of the milk ot the camel did they drink and waxed exceeding merry. Then' were their heads heavy, and they slept. Till the going down of this day'a suii will they sleep, and then rise, and vote at thu annual meeting of the illustrious Shriners. SUIM'.KMK COURT. The supreme court heard the follow ing cases yesterday: City of Duluth. respondent, vs. Du luih Street Railway Company, appel lant. Argued and submitted. Matthew Cv leu. plaintiff, respondent, vs Silas 15. F o et at., defendants, re spondents. Minnesota^ Loan and 'lrust Company as trustee, fntervenor, aupel lant. Argued and submitted. ' Matthew Cullen, respondent,vs. Foot. iSchulze & Co., as trustee, intevenor. appellant. Arened and submitted. J. D. Moran Manufacturing Ceinpany, appellant, vs. Anna W. Clarke et al.. respondents. Argued by respondents. Argued by apu«ilant. Edgar iluiaer Scott, Esq. was admitted to the bar upon the recoinmeAdatiou of flmrtttUi] board i:-f •xamlnwri ia law. WEATHER PROBABILITIES AND POSSIBILITIES VI'IIMlsilI<:il BY THK PIONEER FUEL COMPANY. Unless December should prove to be a vhiv cold month, ISU4 is liahle to "break the record" for warm weather. With a DiH:ember temperature of l'J de- Kiees (as the PfcpMW Fuel Coun.any's Weather Record shows has been the avetaee for the last ten years), the year IS'.>4 will be tho wannest since 1878. and the month of December will be at least 5 degrees wanner than December, 189.i, during which ui'iiuh the temperature reeistered as follows: Highest Lowest. Mean. 42 de£. 15 deir. below zero. 14 deg. In ease of the If decrees mean tem perature for December, the mean tem perature for 18'.»4 will be 4f> degrees, which lias only been exceeded seven times sine* 18:24. viz.: 1825,1830. 1833. 1534. 183'J, island 1878; and should De cember prove exceptionally mild, the year is liable to "break the record.''as above stated, and in any event 18i>4 will be an unusually warm year. The I'ioneer Fuel Company's records also show the following interesting facts: Kxt teines in Temperature—Vicinity of Sr. Paul and Minneapolis. Minn. Coldest year, 1575, mean tempera ture 37 decrees Coldest winter, 1874-75. mean tem perature 2 degrees Coldest month. February, 1875, mean temperature — 4 degrees oelow zero Coldest day, Jan. 21. 1888, minimum temperature 41 degiees below zero Wannest year, lf>7B, mean temper ature 48 degrees (ihe years 1830, 18:53, 1840 bei»g the same.) Warmest winter, 1877-78, mean temperature 25 degrees Warmest month, July, 1830, mean temperature 81 degrees Warmest day. July 1, 1883, maxi mum temperature 100 degrees At St. Vincent, near the northern boundary of Minnesota, the highest temperature ever recorded was August, 1896,1061-9 degrees; lowest, January, 188b, 53& degrees below zero. CAPITOL* NOTATIONS. Sheriff Paul Sharvey, of St. Louis county, called at the capitol yesterday. The Minneapolis Brotherhood of Sta tionary Engineers hied articles of incor- DorsttM with the secretary of state yesterday. The November expenses of the Wi- Dona State Normal school amounted to $2,330.53, and of the Mauknto Normal 12.230.33. Supt. Pendergaat has gone to Owa tonua to attend the meeting of the state dairy association this evening and to visit the school at that place. Current expense lists were filed with the state auditor yesturday as follows: University of Miniiesota, $2,805.52; Min nesotas tate prison. $15,789.04; Minne sota state reformatory. $5,084.56*. Committee Meets Friday. The conference committee did not meet yesterday afternoon, as was ex pected, for the purpose of further con sidering Comptroller McCardy's taic es timate. At the suggestion ot Mayor Smith and jther heads of departments who wanted more time in which to ex amine the estimate and familiarize themselves with the conditions and needs of the departments, the commit tee adjourned until 2 p. m. next Friday. Report Corrected. It was stated incorrectly yesterday in the daily papers that f lie. average at tendance in tii« common schools of the slate during the past year was 121,490. These figures do not include inde pendent and specml districts. The average attendance in the public schools was 210,000. nil SS ! fiS 4czlJ^SF flfiwaa December is turning out a banner month for the Big Store at Seventh and Cedar, and the banner will be kept on high. 10 Cents Per gallon for sweet Michigan Cider (for to day's sale); brins your jugs. 3* Cents Per pound for good YeUow C Sugar. 3 Cents Per pound for good new Haisliia. $1,75 Per sack for the best Flour in the world. 55 Cents Per bushei for raney Burbauk Potatoes. 19 Cents Per pound for real good fresh Dairy Butter 44 Cents Per pound for fancy whole Java Rice. 6, 8 and 10 Cents Per pound for best Hib Roasts of Beef. 35 Pounds Of good Boiling Beef for « dollar. 7 Cents Per pound for Hound Steaks. 6 Cents Per pound for Shoulder Steak* 5c to 6c Per pound Shoulder Roast of BeeC 19 Cents Per gallon for good New Orleans Molasses. Bring your jug. 30 Cents Per snllon for Imported English Treacle, or Molasses. 6 Cents Per dozeu boxes of Parlor Matches. 22 Pounds Turkish Prun«» for a ilolUr. CANDY. P rench Cream Mix, per one-pound box, 12i*> cents. 7 Cents Per can for 3-lb. cans of Standard Tomatoes. 5 Cents Per can for Rood t'oru. 33 Cents Per bag for Pure Buckwheat. 3$ Cents Per pound for good Yellow c Sugar. Thin-Skinned Oranges. Floridas, extra large, :SO cents i>er dozen. Mall Order* \\ 111 »»<- tlll«>d at prlc«» current when order arrives. Yerxa Bros. & Co., Originators* ol Proper Sturekeepiug Seventh and Cedar. ■ ' ■ .. .■ i h\^' § Give Us Your Orders for Excelsior Bottle Beer! TELEPHONE 935-2. BETWEEN^T.7 " — FOOT^ANDTCE! 3 thick LAYERS! leather, OOHK AHD LEATHER. Cold Cannot Penetrate Our Cork-Soled Shoes. $2.50 AND UPWARDS. STANDARD SHOE COMPANY! 423 WABASHA STREET. 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