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A GALA DAY AT GOMO.
Miss Mabel Davidson, the Fa mous Actress and Skater, Will Skate. SHE IS A ST. PAUL GIRL Who Has Won Honors on Skates and Otherwise in Foreign Lands. SHE GOES SOON TO EUROPE. ■Jorbett Says Talk of Fight ing- Before a Kinetoscope Is Ail Bosh. Th» famous fancy skater, Miss Mabel Davidson, who was lately with the I "Country Circus* 1 company, will ap- I pear at Coujo today, and will give an > Bxaibttioa of fancy skating. This is ] Miss Davidson'* birthday, and she was born in the old brick house on the south I shore of Lake Ci.mo. She will skate ' here and at Minneapolis until after the j holidays, and will then so to Chicago for a week, and then on a tour through Canada, and will probably skate in Eu rope the last of January. llarley Davidson is a brother of Mabel, and is a wonder also. IK- is the champion of Canada on skates and also on the wheel. I MISS MABEL DAVIDSON. Miss Davidson has been on the stage and before the public ever since she was eight year a old, and during the roller skate craze she was the champion lady skater, and she has given at least 500 exhibitions on rollers in Minnesota, Dakota. Wisconsin and Canada. She will probably Bfcate in Europe with Axel Paulsen, and will appear in Paris on the artificial ice. After her appearance at Lincoln park, Chicago, she will go to Detroit, Mich ; Toronto, Ontario; Brantford, Owen Sound, Gilt ami Mon treal, then to S w Sorb tor a week. Miss Davidson has a line collection of beautiful gold medals which she has won on the ice and on the Killers. She was home a short time last summer, and was present at the cierks' picnic at White Bear and entered in the ladies' race for a buudred yards, and, ot course, 6he won hands down and In the remark able time of fifteen seconds. Miss Mabel has a great many friends, and they will surely ail be pies<-i>t to see ncr skate to day. The street car company will convey her in a .special car vi (011:0 and place an extra number of cars in service to tccomtnodftte lite large crowd expected. Not a skater in the city should miss this :vent. Miss Davidson will previously ippear at Central park, Minneapolis, today. For meat or chicken pie try Dr. Price's Cream Baking Powder. DISGUSTS COKBETT. Talk of Fighting tici'ore a Kinoto scope .\ll liu-h, He says. Galvestox, Tex., Dec. 24.— The rep resentative hera of the Assaciated Press ».sked Pugilist Corbett this morning what he thought of the proposition of :n« Kinetoscope company to Ggut Fitz limmons before that machine In Mexico. Corbett said; "If* all wind. It is im possible to fight before the kinetoscope. I fought before it once, and it is all oosh to say that a battle according to Marquis of Queeasburj rules can be foogbt before it. Do you know that a round can only last one minute, and that there is a rest between the When Baby was sick. We j'ave her Castoria. When she was a Child. She cried for Castoria. Whoa she became Miss. She clung to Castoria. Wben she had Children, she gave them Castoria. rounds of ten minutes before the instrument can be regulated to faithfully reproduce the actions of the contestants in the mill. Now just fancy a battle lasting one minute and a rest of ten minutes between the rounds, a man's recuperative powers would not be taxed to any great extent by such an arrangement. Fitzsimmons is making a big blutl when ho says he wants to light before the machine. The truth of the matter is that he wants a little newspaper pulling, and thinks this dis cussion about the machine an excellent way to get it. We will light in Jackson ville if the tight can come oft there, if not, we will select another place agreea ble to all parlies concerned." The Chinese and Japanese are fight ing for Coiea, but the Ight for pure food is constantly carried on by Dr. Price's Cream Baking Powder. St. l.nui.s ltacing. • St. Louis, Dec. 24.—First, four and a half furlongs—Gold Spec won, Buzgo second. Sir Dudley third. Time, IHtt.H'. Second, selling, five aud a half fur ■• longs— Barker Haruson won, Speed away second; Belshazzar third. Time, l:is. Third, selling, six furlongs—Jordan won. Fugan second, Billy the Kid third, lime. 1:24. Fourth, selling, five and n. half fur longs—Dud brooks won, I'ncle John second. Miss Agnes third. Time, 1:17. Fifth, selling, six and a naif furlongs — Ken wood won. Mc.iUella second. Sex ton third. Tune. 1:31. \iiias Xeckwcar and Other Gifts At the Boston. Open till noon today. Hairing on the Gold Coast. San PRAWCIBCO, Dec. 24.—The races today were very ordinary. Notafavor te won. First race, five furlongs, maiden two year-olds—Dora won, Experiment colt second, llaplein third. Time, l:10>$. Second race, five furlongs, selling— Lawyer \von,Charles Quick second.Gold Dust third. Time, 1:07^. Third race, six furlongs—Pescador won.W iidwood second, Del Norte third. Time, 5 :l>2#. Fourth race, five furlongs, selling— Grandee won, Red Bird second.Buenme third. Time, l:0G#. Fifth race, about six furlongs, selling — Maj. isann won, Jake Johnson second. Sam Lucas third. Time, 1:21 Notice. We wish to notify subscribers order ing cooies of "Queer People" and Song sters (to be sent by mail) that books will reach you la about eight days, New Orleans Winners. New Orleans. Dec. 24.—Fourth day winter meeting. Weather fine; track fast; attendance good. First race, selling, one mile— \\oo!sey won, B F Fly Jr. second. Francis Pope third. Time, 1:43. Second , race, selling five rurlongs- NelHeOsbornewon. Dr. Reed second, Brevity third. Time, 1:024. Third race, purse, six and "a half fur longs-Dollie won. BobUolman second. Dick Tension third. Time, 1:23 Fourth race, handicap, six fuiionra- Lottie Milts won.Bessie Nichols secoud. Gleesonie third. lime, 1:14* ' • i Fifth race, selling, seven furlongs- Little Miss won. lxion second, Ora Audrmiu third. Time, l">'j If That Present Isn't bought yet, come to Dyer's You CAO decide easily, satistactnrilv and cheaply here. Musical instruments in immense assortment and at all prices Open evenings. W. J. Dyer & Bro' 21 and 23 West Fifth street. ' Out of the Memphis Club. riTTSBUBO, Pa., Dec. 24.— Capt. S. S. Brown, of this city, when shown the Associated Press dispatch statin* that Capt. James Reese, secretary of the Memphis Jockey club, had resigned im mediately, telegraphed to Capt Reese instructing him to dispose of Cant. Brown's stock also. T:ie latter was quite a large stockholder in the club ami said that if Capt. Reese was out of the organization he did not care to be identified with it any I mure r. British Athletes Challenged. LOM.ON. Dee. 24.-The L>ndon club today received the challenge or the New York Athletic club which was mailed lo them Dec. 12. to send a team lo com pete tn a series ot paves under the auspices of the New York club next .summer. The leiter rrom New York will receive prompt consideration. At Foley'g Today. The club alley's at Foley's will be thrown open to the public today and New Year's both day and evening and Mr. Foley proposes to Bee that ail U is THE SAINT PAUL DAILY GLOr.S: TUESDAY MORXtfa DECEMBER 25, JB<H. patrons and friends thoroughly «njoy themselves,both above ana below stairs. A Christmas luncheon will bespread all day lone, and tf the guests do not have a very merry Christina* it will not be tue fault of the genial proprietor. Pool Players Failed to Show Up. PrrTSBITRO, Pa., Dec. J4. - The world's championship pool tournament, scheduled to begin here tonight has becfl abandoned for the present because some of Hit* stars could not enter. The Managers hope to complete arrange ments for the tourney some time next month. Open Till Noon Today. Neckwear, Smoking Jackets, Oath Robe*, Dressing downs, and a thousand tasty Xmas Gifts. Tuk Boston. A ll>ll OK <illt»S DMA I). Body Taken to l'ulntino, lil., for l'.unal. The remains of 11. L. (Jibbs, the au ditor of freight receipts of the Great Wester*, who died early yesterday morning at the Portland, were sent to Palatine, 111 , 1 aat evening for burial. Mr. OiMM had been sick but a short time and died of brain fever. He was a man of about fifty-eight years, with a wife and family living at Palatine, ills wife nursed him to the end, and re lumed home last evening with the re mains of her husband. Mr. Clibbs was with the Great Western since ISSS. WANTS TO INCKKASE STOCK. Western Ilailruad of Minneapo lis. * The application of the Western Rail way Coinuany of Minneapolis to be al lowed to increase its capital stock, which was to have been heard yesterday be fore, the railroad and warehouse com mission, was again postponed. It will be heard Dec. 28. The company owns the iron bridge across the Mississippi and the short road connecting the mills and elevators in Minneapolis with the Minnesota transfer. It is presumed that iiie company's improvements cost more than expected and an increase of stock is a necessity. IVrkin's Hetiremeiit Denied. CHICAGO, Dec. 24.—For the last three days rumors have been out regarding the coming resignation of President Perkins of the Chicago, Burlington & Quincy road. One story w"as to the effect lhat Mr. Perkins was to be suc ceeded by Vice President Harris.who Id turn was to be succeeded by General Manager Merrill. The latter official in speaking of the matter today said "There is not the slightest truth in the story, and there never has been any truth in it- There is, and there has been, no talk whatever of any such changes. How such stories are set afloat ii§ more than 1 can understand. 1 guess some brakeman on our line has not had enough work to do, and has amused himself by talking." Week's shipments. Chicago, Dec. 24.—East-bound ship ments last week weia 3!),557 tons, against 40,4St> for the preceding week, and 77,01'J for the corresponding week of last year. The roads carried tonnage as follows: Michigan Central, 2.341; Wabash, 1,5:23; Lake Shore, G. 158: Fort Wayne. 5.011; Panhandle, 4,712; Balti more »& Ohio, 4,5(j5; Grand Trunk, 3.377; New York and Nickel P1ate.2,223. Shipments were made up of the follow ing articles in tons: Flour, 2.281; grain and millstuiTs, 11,560; provisions, lard, etc.. 7,881; dressed beef, 8.032: flax seed, 1,161; butter, 1,270; hides, 1,114; lumber, 4,588. Lake shipments for the week were 8,024 tons, against 30,453 for the previous week. All the lake ship ments were of corn. The columns of this paper never an nounced a greater truth than id con* (outlined in this paragraph, viz: that Dr. Price's Cream Baking Powder is without a rival tor purity and strength. SIDE TKVCK9. General Passenger Agent Whitney, of the Great Northern, returned home yes terday to spend Christmas with his family. Mr. Whitney hps been in Chi cago attending the meetingof the trans continental lines almost continuously since Nov. 26. The agents adjourned Saturday until tomorrow, when Mr. Whitney will return to resume his labois. The agents are now working upon the round-trip tourist rate. After this has been settled the question ot forming an association will be taken up. General Passenger Agent Kussell, of the St. Paul & Duluth. and Chief Clerk Valentine, of the passenger department of the Burlington, are spending Christ mas in Chicago. E. A. Fradenburgh, traveling passen ger agent of the Great Northern, is in Cayuga, Out., spending the holidays. L. K. Robinson, general agent of the Northern Steamship company, aud wife are in Milwaukee today. P. 11. Scanlan, traveling passenger agent of the Milwaukee, is spending Christmas in thb city. The local ticket offices, as well as the general offices of the railroad companies, will be closed today. TO CALIFORNIA. WITHOUT CHANGE Via "The Milwaukee." On every Saturday morning an ele gant Pullman Tourist Sleeping Car leaves Minneapolis and St. Paul, and runs through to Los Aujjelnß,California, without change. Arrives Los Augeles fi:3o p. m. following Wednesday. Via "The Milwaukee's" famous "Bed rick Route" to Kansas City, thence via the A.. T. & S. F. Kaliway through Southern California. The most delightful winter route to the coast. This car Is "personally conducted"— iv immediate charge of an official and an attendant through to destination. Kate per berth, $t) through from St. Paul and Minneapolis. For berths, complete information and lowest rates, apply to "The Milwaukee" agents. St. Paul or Minneapolis, or ai address J. T. Conley, Assistant General Passenger Acent, St. Paul, Minn. NEW DEAL BY CAHLISLR. Architectural Bureau to Be Re- organized Jan. 1. Washington-, Dec. 24. — Secretary Carlisle today made public his plan for complete reorganization of the office ef supervising architect of the treasury. Under this plan tho architectural and technical functions will be entirely sep arated from the administrative. Charles £. Kemper, the present assistant super vising architect, will carry out the sec retary's plan, and when fully reorgan ized he will take charge of the adminis trative branch. The secretary's pres ent purpose is lo appoint a supervising aschitect early in January. There are already about twenty-tive applications for this position now on file, but it it un derstood that the secretary will not ex~ hiiiine any of the papers until he is about ready to make the aopointment. The order shall take effect on the tirst day of January, I*s(.<s. Open Till noon today to give the public a ciiance to select Xmas Gifts Iroin our stock of Neckwear and other Useful Holiday (Jitts. ThbßobtoX. Gen. Due's Mr* IKb 111. Washington. Dim:. 21.—Mrs. Doe. wife of Gen. Doe, assistant secretary of war, is .seriously ill at her residence in this city. 6tillwater Patrons Can obtain copies of the World's Sweet est Songster at llie oilice of tuo Jouiual. ROXEY DINED A PUSH. Newspaper Men Owned His Place on the Dawn of Christmas. ALL ACTED LIKE FRIENDS. Al and Dutch, Roxey's Able Lieutenants, Were on Tap in Abundance. EVERYTHING WENT IN STYLE. Joe Mannix and Smith Hall Were Absent, Also Toots and Pops. It was a little past midnlgbt last night when Koxey Reber confronted the St. Paul newspaper gang in his own dining room, and bracing his ponderous self against the other half of the room delivered this speil in his best language: "The spread you see before you, O ye minions of the press, ye toilers in a mysterious world, is all for you and for you alone, lv recognition of the favors you have bestowed upou me and the great eood you have accomplished for a great and growing city during the year now rapidly drawing to a close. Few there are indeed who fully appreciate the power of the press, tew there are who know the hours of care aud worry ye toilers in the newspaper world put in in your commendable desire to spread the news before the public in ali its glittering and fascinating details. 1 know how you have slaved and tugsred and pulled. J could see it in your faces when you came after your little bowls of soup. You knew it not, yet there was 1, Johnny on the spot, both lamps open and the corks blowed from me ears. Little you knew that I was a student of human nature, yet even was I, aud I don't believe there's a geezer in the push that has had a square meal since the soup house closed. There fore this spread, and ciay you iive long and be happy." It was tiie longest spiel he had made since Belisarius stumbled on the first hurdle, and it made him puff and his jolly face glow with pleasure. "Dutch," he called to the Mississippi river pilot, who was just then passing the door, "lock the door of the drum, blow the key aud don't Ift any rubber necks interfere with the item chasers: sac?" Dutch paused long enough to size up the crowd, and, looklntj the pleasure lie felt, went after the key. "Ronalds," called Roxey to the smoothest bartender in town, "put pa per in the fire alarm gong, stop the clock and block the telephone. If the town burs up, keep mum. If there is a murder, pass it up. If there is a rail road accident, let it go, and whatever you do, don't let any wise eesabes [get in that room while the supper goes on; see*" Al saw, smiled good-naturedly aud instructed Valentine to keep a sharp look-out tor rubber-necks and put liiin on as soon as they showed/up. When Valentine went out to take his staud in the cold aud biting wind Dutch locked the door on the ganc, and they turned their attention to the magnificent spread laid before them. There was everything to eat that could oe imag ined except corn beef aud cabbage. Or as Dutch, the Mississippi river pilot said: "There's everything from a slaughter In the pan to a shipwreck, and the guy that can't satisfy hees appetite ought to go out aud chase sucwballs for a livin'." Twenty of the night workers occupied the chairs, for they were uot allowed to sit on the table.aud twenty faces bobbed up and down to an accompaniment by the knives and forks, There was no head to the table. Everybody was a leader, everybody was toastmaster. and the funny cracks flew back and forth with a merry abandon that was delight ful. All auiniosities aud rivalries were buried in the immense bowl of ioup on the table, and,for the first time iv years, the newspaper crowd was together, and la perfectly friendly mood. "Nobody would ever know you guys hated each other," observed Dutch, as he tore open an oyster. "They ain't a geezer in the burg what wouid believe you fellers would cut each other's throats and blow each other up with bums the first chance you got. "I know 'em all," said the other hasher, and Dutch told him to close his face, as it didu't happen to be his turn to speak. "I'm the main pipe of the occasion " said Dutch, "and you wise guys who think you know it ail has saw your day Nobody paid any attention to the two Mississippi river hash slinzers, who soon Rot into a wrangle as to the proper way ot opening oysters. They wound up by gcttin«j an ax und beating them open, and both agreed to keep It quiet how they accomplished the task. The push ate till the morning grew old, and they ate everything on the table. There wasn't a plate left, nor an oyster shell, and it did Roxey'a heart good, for he put that supper there lor tne purpose of having it eaten. It was one of the nicest suppers ever piaced betore a lot of unfed men, and it was superbly cooked. There was game and sea tood of all kinds, and there were wines and beers and beers aui wines. Nobody got 100 much, nooody wanted too much. Each man wauted enough and he got enough. It was a jolly Christmas Eve occasion, aud Koxey is entitled to the sincere thanks of his guests. During the evenlne a letter of regret was read from Gov. Nelson, who can write, the neatest tetter of remet in th« city. Smith Halt wrote from Mlnne %HQl\s for himself and Joe Manuix, say ing- thai their labors with "TooU" and "Pops" had fatigued them and they wonld be content with the little eh«p house in the alley with the messenger boys. Vandiver wrote tbat owing to the presence of so many tough charac ters he could not come, aud a vote of thanks was passed for the benefit of all those sending regrets. Gov. Merriam wanted to come, but couldn't; but the fact is noooay could have gotten nu>kle unless he was a newspaper worker, ac cording to the instructions giveu to Dutch and At. The couraneous night workers, the mysterious, übiquitous uewj Kathereis and moulders of opinion and sentiment who were present were: Pioneer Press— H. Sargent, Webster Wheelock, D. W. Meeker, Mister Hennessy. -William Koch, L. R. Root. Frank Nuzum, W. K. Cocliratie, 11. B. JXURIANT HAIS. ■a produced by the Cuticctia TIEMEniES when ,-Z3)il all others fail. They demise the £"»kv scalp of irritating. «culy, crusted, / 9 «fc?*V ouc* blotchy humors, stimulate I $ «n« the hair follicles, mid dentror mi- V \^ji(r croscoplc insect* which feed-cm *5rS/*\vy the hair, and hence ■ucceod when v A X the he*t phyificinufi and all other remedius full. Jjold Uuvu£iioul Ui« WVfM. ' TRY K*k£tS. AS/ S&S .., I RV orc^U/ Asy T«y UJNG BALSArf "U ohm" 1 Curry. Thomas C. Varuall.A. E. Vrruy. Moruing Call—H. p. Hall, Horace Dunn. Herbert Connors. There were others, i RoxeyCieneroua to Hli Employe*. On New Year's day Roxey will give the day's receipts of his entire estab lishment to his help. He says he is not a good hand at buying, presents, and thinks the plan he has determined upon to remember his faithful assistants is the better one after all, and will be more appreciated than anything he migbt purchase. Besides. Roxey objects to running around hi the cold when he has such a great open grate fire In his place. The employes of his house number fourteen, and the receipts as a rule run so high that the employes are sure of a neat little sum. Ihiß is a custom that Roxey follows every year, as well as his entertainment of the newspaper crowd, which has oc curred every Christmas since he has been in business. There Is no such word as fall in the bright lexicon of the housekeeper who uses Dr. Price's Cream Baking Powder. FIRE-PROOF WAR SHIPS. Committee Investigates the Needs of the New Vessels. Washington, Dec. 24. — Secretary Herbert has approved the report of the board, consisting of Constructors Han som and Bowles, with Commander Bradford as president, which was in structed by him to report upon the joiner and woodwork on battle ships, cruisers and gunboats now building, which may be advantageously dispensed with, the increased facilities tor extiu guishiug fire in action which should be provided, and to consider the question of ceiling the sides of the living spaces in said vessels with iron, papier mache, or any other substanct' less in flammable than wood. The board visi ted the ships at Norfolk and Philadel phia, and made a detailed report upon liie alterations needed in tlie case of each ship, recommending the substitu tion of corrugated irou mstead of wood, as in the Texas, in many cases, and ol iron Instead of wool ladders wherever found. The board reports itselt em barrassed for want of knowledge con cerning the fires in the ships engaged In the action oft the mouth of the Yalu river. The points in doubt are as to tha amount of woodwork and combustible material; as to where the fires occur; what first united them and the facili ties for spreading: as to their facilities for extinguishing fire; as to the place of stowage ot combustible matariais, such as oils, turpeutiue, alcohol, paints ether, etc. The board was favorably impressed with the system of joiner work, but thought that considerable ot the wood work could be dispensed with if time aud opportunity were permitted to ex perimeut. Therefore the board recom mended that the commandant or the rxorrolk uavy yard be allowed to carry on sucn experiments, la the case of the battle ships Massachusetts, Indi ana and Oregon, which are Hearing completion, the estimated cost of the recommended changes Is $0,930 in th« case of each vessel. Wrecked a Wrecking Train. Altooxa, Pa., Dec. 24.—The Peun sylvania road wreckiug crew of Altooua was ordered out at 0 o'clock this morn ing to clear up a wreck at Spruce Creek. The crew, consisting of about twenty five men,started in their caboose aud ar rived at a puint one mile ease of this city, crossing over to another track, when the Philadelphia express ran into thu caboose and completely telescoped it One of the wrecking rorce, a man named James Dunn, aged forty-five, was instantly killed, and six others were iujured, two quite seriously. No one on the passenger tram was injured. Reds Prepare to Dance. Guthrie, O. T., Dec. 24.—The Sac and Fox Indians are preparing to give the Messiah dance on their reservation. The dance is one of the most weird and peculiar affairs ever witnessed by pale faces, and it is feared, will be attended with more or less trouble. A party of New Yorkers, who are sojoumiu* at the agency, has by means of flattery and money persuaded the braves to give the dance. Children Cry for Pitcher's Castoria. Bidding for Shells. Washington, Dec. 24.—Bids were opened at the navy department today for supplying 400 semi-amor-plercing shells for the thlrteen-inch naval rifles. Three bids were received, namely: Midvale Stsel company, 25 cent* per pound; Sterling Steel company, 25 cents, and Carpenter Steel company, 24k' cents. Reduced Hates For holidays. St. Paul and Miuneapolls to Duluth and West Superior and vice versa via Eastern Minnesota Railway Dec. 22nd to 25th. Dec. 31st and Jan. Ist. Good to return on or before Jan. 2nd. $5.75 for round trip. W. J. Dutoh C. P. &I. A., 199 East Tnird St., St! Paul. Another Virginia Contest. Washington, Deo. 24.— W. R. Mo- Kenny, representative-elect to the Fifty-fourth congress from the Fourth Virginia district, was tolay served with notice that B. T. Tharp would contest bis seat. The wain basis of the contest is a question of fraud. Cash in Treasury. WASHiNGxoy, Dec. 24. — The cash balance in the treasury today was f 153,- Gti.yyS: gold reserve, 189,061,277. /Pond's Extract cures All PAIN INFLAMMATIONS and HEMORRHAGES. One drop of Pond* Extract I, worth more than a tabletpoonful of CHEAP SUBSTITUTES, MADE CRUDELY, WHICH DO NOT CURE. LOOK AT THIS LIST OF PIANOS. Brings, n^ccr & Son, Decker Bros., Blosius, Lester and Wcgman, 25 per cent less than any other house. Also, full stock of Guitars, Mandolins and Banjos. R. C. MUNGER.K NAVY ON A STRIKE, Foreign Officers on Chinese Vessels Threaten to Resign. PRINCE KUNG BLUFFED. As a Result Admiral Ting Re tains His Head and His Rank. JAPS MENACE WEI-HAI-WEI. Charges Against One of China's Peace Commis sioners. Loxdox. Dec. 24.—A dispatch to the Times from Tien Tsiu, which will be published tomorrow, says thai an edict has been issued continuing Admiral Ting iq command of the Chinese fleet. The foreign officers of the liert, it ap pears, sent to Prince Kumr, president of the admiralty, as well as president of the Tsutur-LUYatneu, an unanimous protest against the punishment of Ad miral Ting, who was charged with the cause of the loss of the docks at Port Arthur and with cowardice at the bat tle of the Yalu river. The foreign offi cers declare the charges against Ad miral Ting are unjust, and they will resign if he is punished. The Chinese naval officers also sent a petition to Prince Rune, asking for Admiral Ting's retention. The Foo Chow clique which ousted Admiral Lang is conspiring against Admiral Ting, and is prompting the censors with false accusations in order to avenge the execution of their comrade, Capt. Forig, commander of the cruiser Chen Yuen, who was executed early in October for cowardice in the battle of Yalu river. Japanese cruisers have lately beun examining the Chang Tung coast. They appeared to be selecting a lauding place near Wei liai Wei preparatory to at tacking that place. Shao Yoo Lien, the late trovernor of Formosa, who with Chang Yin Houen. a member of tne Tsunsj Li Yaiueii, was appointed commissioner to tieat for peace with Japan, has been found to be ineligible for that oltice.Rs he is accuted of offering rewards while governor of Formosa for Japanese heads. A dispatch from Pekin to the Times which will be published tomorrow says: "American mediation proves to be but a formal compliance with the Tien Tsio treaty without any practical result, ilence China will dispatch a fresh mis sion, under American advic**, and will endeavor to negotiate direct." For forty years Price's Cream Baking Powder lias remained the- standard for purity, strength and wholesomeness tor bakiug powders. THK CASH IOK GRANGERS. Morton Defends His Advocacy of Sound Currency. Washington, Dec. 24. — Secretary Morton's attention was today called to the fact thnt he was being criticised, and especially by some of the grange papers, for the statements contained in the following paragraph wnich ap peared towards ttie close of his last an nual report: "When the standard coin of the re public shall be made of metal worth as much after it is melted as it purports to be worth in coin, and the miut value and the bullion value of all coined money is neaily the same, wiil not the American farmer and all other citizens become more permanently properous?" In reply the secretary said he thought that no more an invasion of the econ omic domain, no mure a discussion of finance, than that made by Secretary Uusk in his report of ISUO, wherein he declared: "The recent legislation look ing to the restoration of the bimetallic standard of our currency and the conse quent enhancement of the value of sil ver has utiqestiouably had much to do with the recent advancement in the price of cereals." "This," said Secretary Morton, "referred to the Sherman law, which has recently vanished from the statute books without having accomplished the past rise in the price of cereals which It was proposed would be a logical se quence of its enactment." But the sec retary said he still held that the farmers with their surplus products buy money, and that It is as important for" them to demand the highest quality in the mouey they buy as it is tor the consumers of farm products to demand the highest quality in them. "But," continued the secretary, "admitting that the Ameri can farmer would get twice as much sil ver for the products as he does get in gold (it we were ou a silver basis) would he not have to pay for all those things which he is obliged to purchase like wise twice as much as he pays now? Or, is It understood that free coinaae will be like the protective tariff—so ad justed as to raise the price of all the farmer sells and lower the price of all be has to bujV Can it be possible that the farmer is gullible enough to believe that nobody tlse's services or products are to be doubled in value by free coin age except his own' J" Cheap excursion Rates To Cauada and the East via Chicago Great Western Railway are now on sale. City ticket office 364 Robert stteet, corner Fifth. Bravery Rewarded at I,«st. Washinotox,* Dec 24.—Medals of honor have been awarded to Capt. Will iam H. Ward, Company B, Forty-sev enth Ohio volunteers, for distinguished gallantry iv leading an »»snuli upon a Confederate battery at Vicksburg, Miss., on the niglit of May S, 18ti3; to Private James K. StuerKOti, Company F, Forty-sixth Ohio volunteers, for ad vancing beyond the line of battle and, with three comrades, capturing twenty five prisoners at the battle of Kenesaw mountain, Juue 16, lbtU. GOOD MORNING! "At Christmas play and make good cheer, For Christmas comes but once a year." A MERRY CHRISTMAS! To one and a!! is the earnest wish of __ THE GOLDEN RULE We take this opportunity to express our grateful ness to our many friends and customers for the im mense patronage with which we were favored during the gift-buying season. It gives us pleasure to know that in thousands of homes throughout St. Paul and the entire Northwest we have contributed, in a measure, to the merriment and festivities of the day, through our efforts to provide presents for everybody, and that in the exchange of gifts we have added to the pleasure of donors and recipients alike. W. H. ELSINGER & CO. MNVC I!^'W /"* —--A 1 For the accommodation of those who did not get what they bought, and those that have not bought, STORE WILL BE OPEN TODAY from 9 to 12 o'clock. To one and alt we A MERRY CHRISTMAS A HAPPY NEW YEAR. The Palace GARPET GG J. B. & L. A. WEIDENBORNER, Proprietors. 1 HERALD, Wabasha. NEWS, Zumbrota. QUEER The entire set of Palmer Cox's Queer People is now ready for holiday presenta tion to your little ones. 10 cents in silver secures each part at the GLOBE Counting Room or by mail. Also a; Offices Above and Below. PEOP JOURNAL. Still wafer. Wm. G. THOMS, & CO., Mankato wish AND FURNITtRZ SKD 0