A GALA DAY AT GOMO.
Miss Mabel Davidson, the Fa
mous Actress and Skater,
SHE IS A ST. PAUL GIRL
Who Has Won Honors on
Skates and Otherwise in
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
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,
For meat or chicken pie try Dr. Price's
Cream Baking Powder.
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,
Third, selling, six furlongs—Jordan
won. Fugan second, Billy the Kid third,
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
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
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
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
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
* 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."
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.
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
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
The most delightful winter route to
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.
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
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
ALL ACTED LIKE FRIENDS.
Al and Dutch, Roxey's Able
Lieutenants, Were on Tap
EVERYTHING WENT IN STYLE.
Joe Mannix and Smith Hall
Were Absent, Also Toots
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:
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;
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
"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
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
"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,
-William Koch, L. R. Root.
Frank Nuzum, W. K. Cocliratie, 11. B.
■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
"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
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
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'
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!
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.
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
PRINCE KUNG BLUFFED.
As a Result Admiral Ting Re
tains His Head and His
JAPS MENACE WEI-HAI-WEI.
Charges Against One of
China's Peace Commis
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
THK CASH IOK GRANGERS.
Morton Defends His Advocacy of
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
"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.
"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.
J. B. & L. A. WEIDENBORNER,
1 HERALD, Wabasha.
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.
JOURNAL. Still wafer.
Wm. G. THOMS, & CO., Mankato
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