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SAINT PAUL KOI'.VDKI) Ul*. Tho Tourist Club of St. Paul will five its second social party at Central hail. Seventh and C*-dar streets, tonight. 1.. Beebe has sited the State Agri cultural society for daatajges, claiming that the association took his stock in a oootli on tint lair grounds and had him unlawfully arrested. Tho annual Christmas entertainment of tin- Central Presbyterian church Sun da) .-.ciiiVil wiii be t!;is evening at 8 . in the church auditor!am. An eiKcriaiiuiiiK programme h.is been pre pared. All are iuvited, ami then will oe nd chance foraduiissiou. Members of RttßMey Council "\'o. 1250, Royal Arcanum, art» requested to meet at tha hall corner Seventh and Sixth streets at 2 o'clock sharp to attend in a body me funeral of Brother Edward T. Herrmann, to take place from his late residence, ;>'.l7 Riehenwald streit. A bnuqiu-t in honor of me delegates to the slate convention Modern Wood men will b • civen by )|inueualia camp at Centra] Odd lows' hall, corner of Sixth and Seventh streets, on Wednes day evening. The entertainment will commence at 7:45 p. in. Invitations nave been extended to members of the order in the Twin dues. Miss Loraiue Gibbs, daughter of Mrs. 1), S. Giitbs, of 556 Orleans street, and Charles L. ax ton wen; quietly married at lie residence of Me bride's mother, Monday eve nine. Rev. James Castles performed the ceremony. The grooms man was A. S. Tracy and tiie brides maid Miss Alpha Gibus. Mr. and Mrs. llaxtou will be at home after Jan. 1, at 5.V. Orleans street. I wish to express my heartfelt thanks to A. Nelson, (Just Peterson, O. KnaeK sun, Peter Jensen, C. W. tiajceiioaugh, C. iugallsaud William i. Block, em pioyes of Hie Globe building, for their very generous present on Christmas evening of .i watch chain and charm, and 1 appreciate it the more as it con rej ato me the good will ot my brother employes. C. U. Dunn, Chief Engineer. SWKi.Ir.M SONGS. Owiotc to the [liability of tlie artists to /inish the plates for parts 17. 18, li» and SO, ii will Lie some days before we will be able :o famish then* at our counter. Mail orders will be filled from first shipment received. ANN L VI, MIOKTIXG Of the Sous of the American Kevo- lution. The annual meeting of the Sons of the American Revolution will be held at the rooms of the chamber of com merce, on the coiner of East Sixth and Robert streets, in this city this .-veiling at S o'clock. Reports of officers for the past year will be made and 'election or officers and managers for the ensuing year had. The society is increasing in numbers and strength very rapidly, and now lias Mo members. It is hoped that a full attendance will be ha-.!. It is the intention of this society hereafter to seek, in its meetings, to interest and entertain its members in such a way as to sec urea full attendance.and direct per sonal intt-n-st in the promotion of its ob jects. At itit- ensuing meeting a fail re port will bo made as to the progress and publication of the year book, and meas ures taken for its immediate completion mid issue. St. Paul people visiting .Minneapolis are fcvited to take their lunches and refresh nieiitsntthe new aud elegantly furnished dining rooms recently fitted up by the pio neer caterer, .lacob Barge, fit Not. mid 40, "the corner"' of Washington and First ave nue south. A number of private lining par lors with banquet hall and music looni in connection especially to accommodate gen llcmeu accompanied by ladies. "The luter uibaii passes the door.'' AT THi. C:IY HOSPITAL Children Were Given a Kerry Christmas. The little children tliit spent their Christmas day in the city hospital were given a very largo treat. For days past. Miss Edward?, the housekeeper at the hospital (who is always untiring in her efforts on behalf of the little folks), has been making preparations for yester day's treat. The nurses In chance of various departments of the work, es pecially of the children's ward, havo given all the assistance that their time would permit, and tlia results were entirely satisfactory to the unfortunate little ones, who through misfortune are obliged to be in the hos pital. A great Christmas tree was tilled with little things, some little present for every child in the baby ward, as it is called, and candies and other goodies made the day a very happy one for these poor little mites who have so few bright spots in their lives. Between now and Christinas, until supply is exhausted, our State Savings Bank, Germania Life lidg., will furnish its depositors and friends with •'Co lumbian" Coins at 50 cents each which have heretofore been sold for $1.00. Twin City Carleton Club. A special meeting of the Twin City Carleton club will be held this evening at the parlors of the Congregational Set tlement In.use, 10. r > East Fifth street. Sapper will be served at 6:30, and all present and former Carleton students are Invited to be present. It is expected that President Strong, I rots. Goodhae, Chancy. Stratum and Baffneli, and Misses Evans, Danforth and Watson will be present from the college; and already a laige number of former stu dents, who are now teachers or resi dents in various parts of the state, have expressed their intention of being pres ent. Although a meeting of this kind has never been held by this club, it is expected that this meeting will be a very enjoyable occasion. $0.75 Konn'l Trip St. Paul and Minneapolis to Duluth and West Superior via Eastern Minnesota Railway, Dec. 22nd to 25th, Dee. 31st and Jan Ist. Good to return on or be tore Jan. 2nd. W. J. Dutch, C. P. & T. A., WJ East Third st., St. i'aul. Hotel Metropolitan—W- L. Daniels and wife, Owkir. Minn.; R. \V. Mor berly. Wortltingtoß, Mum.; J. A. Sher dean, C. J. Pardee, River Falls, Wis.- R. A. Scholler, G. A. Burktiultz, New York; W. J. Baldwin, Chicago. » Don't Fori^crl that when y«u buy Scott's Emul sion you are not getting a secret mixture containing worthless or harmful drugs. Scott's Emulsion cannot be se cret for an analysis reveals all there is in it. Consequently the endorsement of the medical world means something. Scotfs Emulsion overcomes Wasting, promotes the making of Solid Flesh, and gives Vital Strength. It has no equal as a cure for Coughs, Coids, Sore Throat, Bronchitis, Weak Lungs, Consumption, Scrofula, Anaemia, Etna ciation, and Wasting Diseases of Children. kott*Bo*ne.N. y. Ail Druggists. 60c. and $1. THE STATE CONTEST. That Between the Young De mosthenes of the High Schools. THE EVENT IS WEDNESDAY. Arrangements Are Such That Every Attendant May Compete RULES OF THE OCCASION. Each Congressional District Is Allowed Two Orator ical Delegates. The Hich School Declamatory asso-» eiatioa will Isold its fifth annual declam atory eoniest at St. Paul Central Rich School hall, Seventh and Minnesota streets, this evening at 8 o'clock. Great interest lias been manifested through out the state in this series of contests, commencing with the local contests in the various cities and towns of the state, continuing with those chosen at lite local contests to the seven congres sional district contests, and with the first of these district contests into the suite contest. This plan enables every boy and girl who is a regular attendant of a high school of this slate to strive for a place upon the. state contest. All admission fee of 25 centa is charged to defray the expenses of tho slam contest. Lite following are the rul«s governing these contests: 'I'I»e Ntal<- Contest. Delegates— Each congressional dis trict will be allowed two delegates, a lady and a gentleman, in the state con test. When practicable, tney shall be chosen by a contest which shall be held in each congressional district. The delegates must be students in a high school in Minnesota, who have been pursuing a regular course therein for at least two months of the present school year. No pupil shall participate in any district or state contest who shall have secured training of a professional elocu tionary nature outside of the school with which he or she is connected within a period of one year next pre ceding the date ot such participation. Judges and Kefeiee — There shall be three judges and one referee appointed by the executive committee, who shall mark the contestant* on the merits of their work. The judges aud referee shall not be seated together during the contest. At die close of the contest the judges shall meet, with the president and secretary of the educational associ ation, and determine, if possible, from the markings, who is emitted to highest honors, and who the second highest. In case ill.-judges can not so determine, the markings of the referee shall be taken into consideration. No judge or judges shall sat in any district or state contest who shall reside in any town or city sending delegates to such contest. Statement—The gentlemen shall be limited to the strictly oratorical decla mations. Otherwise there will be no restrictions as to kind or length of se lections, but a selection should not oc cupy more than ten or twelve minutes; Contestants Will be marked as fol lows: Articulation, pronunciation and tone, 30. Carriage and gesture, 20. (ieiu'ral effect, 50. Tiie number of contestants in the state contest will be fourteen—seven ladies and seven gentlemen. A certifi cate ot honor will be to each of tlio ladies ranking hist and second, and to each of the ffSUUesKiU ranking first and second. A Welcome Usher of 'I>s. The beginning of the new year will have a welcome usher in the shaptt of a fresh Almanac.descriptive of t'.ie origin, nature and uses of the national tonic and alterative, liostetter's Stomach Bitters. Combined wilh the descriptive matter will be found calendar anil as tronomical calculations absolutely reli able for correctness, statistics, illustra tions, verses carefully selected, aud ointn mental food highly profitable and entertaining. On tuis pamphlet, pub lished ami printed annually by The ilostetter Company, of Pittsburg, sixty hands aru employed in the mechanical department alone. Eleven months are devoted to its preparation, it is pro curable free, of druagists and country dealers everywhere, and is printed in English, German, French, Spanish, Welsh, Norwegian, llollaud, Swedish and Bohemian. AT THE HOTELS. T. J. C. Fag?, of Duluth, passed through the city last evening ou his way borne from a visit to his brother at Mankato. lie took dinner at the Ryan. Mr. Page is manager of the Van Duzen & Harrington grain business, the largest in the Zenith City. Mr. Fagg is a bright busiuees man, and says that there is a >:reat future tor the city at the head of the lakes. He rinds busi ness reviving; in fact, be does not think it has been so dull in his city as else where during the past two years. He speaks enthusiastically of the future of his city, and expects to see her assume the splendor of the Twin Cities before many years. The hotels of the city eave'lheir regu lar and invited guests the finest dinners of the year yesterday. All the dining rooms were decorated in excellent taste, and the knights of the soup bowl and napkin were more than usually prim and attentive. The Ryan gave an evening: dinner. Seibert's orchestra was there, and many of the guests were in full dress. There was quite a large number of city peopl«j present to partake of the excellent bill of fare and enjoy the special favors of the host. At the Windsor Col. Monfort wore a sprig of mistletoe in the buttonhole of Ins coat, and gave his guests the best of good cheer and edibles. The Merchants' laid its former repu tation in the sha i.c, and gave its friends a royal dinner. The Clarendon had. In addition to its customary euests, a number of invited friends. The dining room was pro fusely decorated, and never was a finer bill of fare served in the city. The Metropolitan and the Sherma like the others, made special prepara tions in keeping with the <,cession, and the day will long be remembered by those who partook of their hospitality. Thomas Gibson, the tall and portly head waiter at tie Merchants', was pre sented with an onyx clock, and William .Simpson, the second waiter, with a small diamond stud by the other wait ers of the hotel. Chief Clerk Gates, of the Sherman, was presented with a souvenir plata by his friends. The decoration was made with ribbon and posture stamps in an unique manner. At the Ryan—W. R. Tait, Austin; IT. B. llaiuturd. W. B. Peace New York;E. Rothschild, N. R. R. Habet wile and child, C. C. Van Ellen, <jhi cauo; E. W. Mudef, Pittsburgh E F 'r Burnsville; U. B. Jewell. Wa basha. h Merchants'- George I). Beanie Hr.eiiu; W. J. Carroll, Mniot, Mont James Collins. La Crosse; Frank Hau ser, lowa City;. Joseph E. Allen, Helena \V. F. Bailey and wife, Eau Claire- a" C. MrGllivray and wile. Dickinson, N. L>.;:\i|; J. A. Desoaie and Miss THE FAINT .PAUTj DAILY GLOBK: W FMTNKFj >Ar MOKNING. DECEMBER 28.' 1804 Mary Blak«*. Cottage Grove; H. B. Sheldon, George A. Cause)l. Grand Meadow: U. G. Kohinson, Pine City; Mrs. F. H. Lugo, Warren, Wis.; W. K. Tew, Morris. At the Clarendon—R. L.Leeand wife, Grand Forks; 11. E. Van Horn and wife, San Francisco; .lames (Jreely, Great Falls, Mont.; W. K. Davis, Kiv solu; I). W. Carr, Maudan, Mont.; .1. Harvey, Lake Mills; .1. 11. Kartack. Watertown; .). A. Wilson, Uiainerd; Edward Brown, Duhuh; (J. A. lieau leau. Detroit. At tl;e Windsor—,l. W. Cotton, Long Prairie; Edward Mott, Fulda. Minn ; Miss C. Nycren, Fencua Falls; .1. E. lennv. Lanesboro; I>. W. llasner, El how Lake; K. T. Dohlen. Wendell; F. I>. Carpenter and wife. Dabuque; Kieii ard Freer. Charles L. Freer, Priuceton; Z. \. Vaughn, Anoka; E. («. Adams, North field. At the Sherman-1\ tt. Flint. Cleve land, O.: Fred (ietchell, Winterset, lo.; N. 11. Mavvley. Hope, Idaho; .). F. Uold thorpe, Dos llolnes, lo.; 11. Lovesee, Kerrick: L. (i. Walter, Meriden; C. J. Smith. Wiudoiii. Madigan to Appeal. John L. Townley has prepared an ap peal in the case of M. Madigan, of lied wood Falls, who was sent, to the peni tentiary a coupla of years ago, convicted of appropriating the funds of his client. Maditran was mi attorney, and was charged with various crooked practices. He lias been in the penitentiary for nearly two years, but the papers will be sumed by him at the penitentiary tomorrow preparatory to having the supreme court take up his case for re view. AN INSANE CHARGE. THAT AGAINST THE STATE HKLIKF <(>n.UI*tMUK Made by the kditor of the Rush City Post in Its Last Issue. The Rush City Post still insists In an almost direct way that the state fire re lief commission appointed by Gov. Nel son is etiiiiy of reporting more relief than has been furnished, hence, that it is giiilty. practically, of misappropriat ing funds—stealing them, in lact. The public is very loth to believe that men of the standing of Charles A. Pillsbury, Kenneth Clark, Key. H. H. Hart and the rest have stooped to steal funds that they did not need. It is rather more in clined to believe that the insignificant tditor of the Post is making a play for a littlb cheap notoriety. The specifica tions of the Post are as follows: "Curious to know it' tlie statements made by Messrs. Clark and Hart were true, and what the residents oi the burned district thought of them, we boarded the train for Pine City and ilinekley. At Pins City we were clos eted several hours with JSenator-Elect F. A. Hodge and Col. J. F. Stone. These Kentteuen wore very enthusiastic over the stand vaken by the Post, and assisted us by Rivtag the best information they could bring to bear upon the subject. The question as to the number aided was looked into most deeply. "The census of 189J gives Hinckley township 170, liinekiey village t>lß, Mis sion Creek 85, Sandstone 517, F-nlayson 121, in all 1*514 Since then up to" tlie time of the tire Sandstone had decreased nearly 300, Finlayson had fallen off. Mission ('reek suffered, and we can only figure on an increase in population in fluickley township and village, so it is a safe estimate to say that the populatiou at the time of tlie fire did not exceed that of 1890. or in round it ambers say 1.000. Of this number 547 were burned, leaving 1,053 in Pine county entitled to aid. Add 10 this number ;'>% in Mille Lacs county, 100 in Otter Tail county and <»U in Carl tun county and you have l.O'Jll persons entitled to relief. Mr. Clark told us he believes they have aided about a,suo teo ple, 1,200 of this number being helped in Duluth. According to this there are 891 persons who must be accounted for by the relief commission. But how did so many lire sufferers get to Duluth? On the Eastern train, wnich ran the enunt lvtoftiame on that fated afternoon, about 550 persons rode to Duluth. A out 100 others went up on the l.v utli relief train. Now if 1,200 wre aided at Duiuth every sutterer in Pine county must have been there besides many from other counties. As a matter of fact, this was not fie case, and now we ask if it Is not a candid opinion publicly expressed t j say that the commission must have been very careless in the performance of their duty in Duluth at least. This is what Senator-elect F. A. Hodge had to say about it when asked for his opinion: " 'After the most carelul investiga tion 1 am frank to say that it Is my candid opinion that the total number living iujthe burned district before the fin: did not exceed 1,000. It seems im possible thai there were 2,500 people entitled to aid.'" "This expression from a Ken tie man who has been auditor of Pine county for the past twenty years should have considerable weight to it. "Douglas Oreeley, county auditor elect of Pine county, says that to his personal knowledge many persons were hired to work who hnd not been near the fire. Mr. Greeley is very bit ter iv denouncing some of the work done at Hineklcv." Now all this sounds well on paper, and doubtless the editor of the Post is walking about among his fellow towns men with the necktie of the pouter pigeon and the tail of the peacock. But this cheap Kloriucation w iil not do out* side of that point. The relief commission will be heard from a little later, and it may be well tor the editor of the Post to stand from under. LOW EXCURSION RATES To 411 Principal Points in Texas, Moxico, Florida and the South. If you will call at the Wisconsin Cen tral City Ticket Office, on Third Street, opposite the Merchants' hotel, we will be pleased to give you complete infor mation concerning these low rates and train service to the South. Sleeping car berths reserved through to destination by telegraph without extra charge. Close connections at Chicago with all Southern lines. Meals served "a la carte" in dining cars on all Wisconsin Central trains. The only Chicago lino serving supper in a dining car on the evening limited. F. A. Greene, City Paasenxer Agent Wisconsin Central Lines, 104 East Third street. Propped Dead. William McGovern dropped dead at South St. Paul Monday night at Beamis' hotel, after eating supper. He had been drinking for several days, an I death was due to this cause. 11 is father is well-to-do and lives in Clucairo, and the remains were sent there yesterday. McGovei n had been in South St. Paul about live years and worked in the M. P. &P. company's packing hous-. lit; was unman lea and about torty-five yearsoid. Pntfiiistio Printttr. Officer Casey was "nt the bat" Mon day night, "which the same it was <>. J). Curtis, a -pugilistic printer. Curtis was abusing some one at .the corner of Seventh and Wabasha, when Casey undertook to arrest him. The officer's eye was blacked, but Casey took him to the central station. Curtis informed the court yestenihy that he was both guilty and sorry. A continuance was manied until Jan. ', and bail'fixed at 100. Curtis fui'iiisheu Of? -—.--* •- -• GUYS IN BAD LUCK. Hackmen Who Didn't Get the Business They Ex- [ pected. ' i " CHRISTMAS WAS ALL RIGHT, _. • ■ > t , ;.':.':-.., ■ :'i tr:H\- But Some Way Some Persons Didn't Get Their Share ; of It. : ONE MAN DISAPPOINTED. " i t?3j Hack Driver Valentine an Especial Victim of Hard Luck. Valentine, the hack driver, stood on tne corner of Fourth and Robert at midnight, and complained because the uisrht was dark. "Didn't used tar be dia yer way wheu de town was good," ho said to Dutch, the Mississippi river pilot, who stood close by chewing on a turkey bone. "Tink of it, will yer. liver it is Christ mas an' 1 ain't hed a load. Do you see de stars up den in de sky?" and he grabbed Dutch by the arm. "Well," said Dutch, dryly, "i never seen 'em uo place else." "Cheese crackiu'," exclaimed Valen tine, "doan' git gay when I'm a-tryln' ter Duuch sonid 'telligence iv yer nut. Dem stars up yander is de number of loads wot I ouglu'a git an' didn't, see!" "Anybody 'at ud see th' skates yer pushin' in front of de waggin ud never sin ye a load," said Dutch. "Nebber mm' de skates," said Valen tine; "dat ain't wot caused de gran" ter be slow. It Is cause none ov de guys wid stuff is blowin' et, an' it's cause lots of geezers ain't got none in der sock— see? Times is panicky; times is friv' lous, an' de guy wot's got a mitt full of dougn is hangin' on ter it like a guy uaugs on to hees nut. Dis yer is pos'tively de wuss Chris'mua dat 1 ever clapped me lamps on, an' de pipe wot says no is got sand in hees lamps, see. Talk 'bout Chris' mus boiu' good. Why, say, ye hog taced hasher, 1 played in wuss luck ter night dau de guy wot went broke at de bank in Monty Cariy. When 1 gits up dis moruiu' Isleps on a nail an' sticks a hole iv me off skate. Comiu' down town ternight 1 gits a guy wot's got his tank of rosy an' rides him about ten blocks. W.'ien I cits down ter open de door I find do guy has blovved me cold, and I ben whisthu' fer de dough ever sence. When I see dat gesabe I'm a-goin' ter take a run an' jump an' kick hees nut into a bucket full, see? Wai, dat ain't de wust of jt. When 1 goes agin a free lunch couutcr I gits hold of de r«d pepper, an' say, I tot I was Crimpo, de Kuy wot ate de hot lead in de museum wen it wuz goin'. And wen 1 strikes de sidewalk ter spit, why »ay v I blows me false teet cold an' dey rolls down the gratin' dere an' gits loozed. 1 caint eat v tiffin' ternight but soup, an' 1 got ter eat do soup wid a sponge. Spoons allus did hurt me mout, but ter nieht, why dey jest paralyzed ma kisser. Wai, an' dat ain't all; wen I gets me supper an' begins te r feel a little bit off de bum, m guy telephones dat he wants a cab, an' whin I rides up ter de place de guy hez dropped dead. I did'leven git de chance ter cart 'em over to de morgue. Wai, an' wen I gits back 1 fin' dat dere hez been two eorkin' good calls from some of me ole pals wot lets go dere dough like water. Dey couldn't fin' me an' dey takes de geezer wid de band waeein. An' finally wen I gits ter feelin' perty good agin a' guy asks me ter have some egg noog, an' blow me ef it didn't turn out dat he was a few chip 9 shy on de price, an' 1 gits no booze. An' so 1 says ter Uieself, 'Val, ole spote, de grafs agin ye, an: ye might as well trow up yer mitts.' Well, I've trowed up me flns, and I don't give a d—n ef de town burns up, see?" "Why, really," said Dutch, moving away, "you must have played in hard luck." "Hard luck!" exclaimed Valentine, "Hard hick! Say. you don't know yer alive. I've had all de hard luck wot one guy gits in ten years; see? Why, say, w'en 1 was comin' outen de place a few moments ago, a guv right ahead of me picks up a couple of bucks on de sidewalk. Dey had been layin' dere fer an hour, an' of eo'se 1 didn't see 'em; Bee? Dis yer is Chrismus. Well, say, I'll pass 'em ail over to you." "I'll giv' 'em right back to you," said Dutch. "1 doau-siieed 'em in me bizness. Wen 1 gits outen me bed terday, 1 finds othin' in me sock." "Nawthhv?" "Dats wat I said. An' finder I finds de sock blowed. What ye kickin' about?" CHRISTMAS CURMJSG. St. Paul Curling Club Had a Good Time. The ice at the rink yesterday was ex cellent for curling. A large crowd was uresent during the afternoon and even ing, and some fine playing was wit nessed. The following scores were made: First game—Gcorffe Waltlier, I). Mc- Millan. D. D. Murray. .). G. Hinkk?, skip—l 2. Dr. Wliite, Dr. Witcomb, L. Defiel, William Rodger, skip—lo. Second raUM—George €unninKliatn, J. P. Adatuson, George F. Hall, .J. A. McMillen, fskip—7. J. Brown, B. Cam eron, A. N. Carson, A. G. Cameron, «kip-H. Third Game—ll. L. Snowden, A. 6. Wood, (i. Cameron, J. A. JMcMilleii, skip, U'»; E. F. Doran. S. Smith, George F. Hall. C. M. Grigsrs. skip, 7. Fourth Game—L. E. Clemens, J. B. West, Dan Hastings. J. P. Adauison, skip, 22; F. Smith, VV. Hoatson, Dr. White, W. A. Cameron, skip, 8. •.* The bowlers will beirin their ciirli«K games at the rink next Friday at 8 p. m. The games for new curlers commence next Monday. Secretary J. C. Wall, of the Milwau kee club, has advised the St. Paul curl ers that he has secured from the West ern Passeuiror association a round-trip rat« of Far« and a third on the eurtii icate |>lan. CHKI;iT3IAS SCVF.NTS. The employes of the Groat Northern railway on Christinas presented Milo A. Bell with a solitaire diamond pin .James Frost, chairman or tho purchas > ing committee, delegated to Samuel Hicks the duty or. presentation, which ho performed in an able i mid happy Manner. Btr. Bell ;in replying said the English lan , guage was utterly inadequate to express his fot'lhiirs, so he would reply in •jFreiicH'j to the kind action of his friends, avexpressed by Mr. Hicks; and" as shown by the beautiful testimonial , U'w I'rt'nrt w-as line, no doubt grand but | it is troubling Hie railroad boys to uefi nitely settle In their own minds just what he said and meant. The. bear dinner thai was served by Llnduhl A Mauerer. at the corner of Eighth and Bibley.yuHtenlay.was one of the hiie.it that has ever been put on the table in St. Tail). All day long the friends and strangers of tho him came along and par took heartily or the beautiful dressed bear pu' up by their old friend and caterer "'Dick." It Is questionable if ever so successful a lunch was served in St. Paul before, and it is certain that no bear lunch was ever served in such recherche style as that put up by Dick Mauerer yesterday atternoon. Last evening a Sunday school exhibi tion was given at Lily Dale. There were re.eitations.declamrttlons,songs and the usual performances. Prizes were awarded for regular attendance, etc. Johnny Kemp got so many Christmas presents yesterday that It kept him busy all day and night" to find out whence, tiiey came from. At last accounts ha hail discovered tho source of all except one, and that was the nearest and dearest to his beat! bourn one presented him with a silver card layout (Johnnie is always on the layout), and he makes a proposition that he can beat the presentation party out of the game, and give him or bar, whoever it may be, one-fourth of the points of the game to start with. BUT FEW ARE PLEDGED. LEGISLATORS ARE RESERVING THEIR OI'INiONS. Clapp Thinks It Unwise to Revise Constitution or liuw.4 at Present. The hotels weie quiet in a political sense yesterday, but the mixers will be on hand today to begin the warming-up process. It is announced by a Minne apolis man that the Washburn forces will be at the Windsor today prepared to take the city by storm. Headquar ters will be opened, and they will try to regain some of the lost ground. There will not be any considerable number of members of the legislature on nand to work upon, and It is likely that it will be hard to work up any enthusiasm today for the cold-blooded senator. The Washburu managers have been all over the state in the past few weeks to interview members of the legislature and to bolster up the country papers. It is known that the results were not as satisfactory as was hoped, and it was found that some of the men in all parts of the state who were reckoned as Washuurn men let it be known that they were not inclined to be tied up in advance. They even declared that they were inclined to look the field over, and expected for the present, to vote for some MM else than Mr. Washburn. It was learned that In the southern part of the state, where VVasliburn's friends had expected the srreatest strength, there are rive state senators iv a row who won't be tied up to the Minneapolis miller. It was also forced upon their notice tbat very few indeed of the members would admit that there was a probability of their voting for Mr. Wash burn. Hon. S. G. Comstock 13 expected iv the city today to remain and make an active canvass from now on, and to as sist in warming up the campaign. In this connection it should be stated that the Globe was misinformed relative to the interview on Monday between Mr. Comstock, Col. Edwards and Marcus Johnson. Mr. Comstoclc said nothing to thoa'e gentlemen about the- interfere e.uce of officeholders in the. senatorial light. A reporter for the Globs was present when the interview closed, and can vouch for the statement that Mr. Comstock did not use the expressions put in his mouth. The speakershiu contest will warm up toward the last ol the week. The can didates are willing that this matter should rest for a few days, and none of them are expected in tiie city tor a day or two. The country papers are discussing the rates of express companies to a consid erable extent. A number of them are advocating a law to reduce the charges tor carrying express packages. Ie is not generally known that, with the begin ning of the year, the railroads will turn over their baggage to the express com panies, and will discontinue the use of iiaggagemen on trains. This action will probably tfive the express com panies control of the charges for ex cessive baggage. The lawyers of thp state are civided on the sentiment of holding a constitu tional convention. Ex-Attorney Gen eral Clapp is ou« of those who deems it inadvisable to have a new constitution framed at present. He also minks this is not the proper time tor a revision of the laws of the state. In talking on the subjecr, he takes the view that a codifi cation of the laws and the framing of a new constitution should be done by a conservative body. He believes that the disturbed condition ol the country would not operate to secure revision such as is desired at present. Ho al ludes to the recent exciting tunes, and advises waiting a few year*, or until the, country becomes settled. He says that the condition of the country is quieting down, and, after eouti'lence is restored and business resumes a normal condition, it will be a better time to codity laws and make a new constitu tion. The prospects of the passage of a municipal charter bill by the coming legislature is not very bright in the opinion ofa lawyer who has been study ing the situation. He thinks the conn try towns and cities will not agree to Changes in their charters tot the simple purpose of gratifying the wishes or two or three cities. The only plan, he thinks, for a general charter bill would be one that would eive the cities power Jo amend their charters, and that, he thinks, would be so unsafe as not to commend it to tli<» aver >>■•<> !..-;«' •• ■• . , I Am So Nervous Many women say. '"I cannot sleep. I tiavo no aopetite. I cannot work."' Such condition as this is due to impover ished and impure hlood. which is not the riirtit kiud to give strength to the nerves and digestive orirans. Let the blood be purified, enriched and vitalized witii Hoot's Sarsaparilla and all this nervousness, sleeplessness and loss of jippelite will disappt-'ar. 5l I'^Mk%^% pariUa "Three years ago f*^ |j \ t 49/^^ 1 was taken, with I vWI nervous prostra- lion. 1 had heard or Mood's .•S.u-.apanlla and thought I would try it. As soon as i began taking it 1 becmn to gel better, and now Ido all my work." Hoxanna. Dun.v, Castile, New York. Get only Hood's. I3(mml*n G' iIJ» are punvy vegetaJjlc. !£>C Everett House, I iiion Square, New York. An established hotel under new mn tin>r«' ment, thoroughly renovated, perfect s:%.nita. tio:i and all uiodeni improvements. Visitors to New York will find the Everett In th:> very heart rtf the popular shop, district, nn:i' veniiMit to places or amusement and readily accessible from hII pins pf itj« city.' EUKOI'EAN lI.AN. Wm. M Date*. a. L: M. Bats*. A MERRY CHRISTMAS, Every Church in the City Furnished an Enjoyable Event. ST. MARY'S A LEADER. Beautiful Floral Decorations Apparent at All Sanc tuaries WORK AT THE CATHEDRAL. Episcopal Churches and All Made Remarkable Dis plays. The floral decorations of the high altar at St. Mary's church yesterday were strikingly beautiful. Evergreens, palms, chrysanthemums ami ro-es were intermingled, and the radiance of a myriad candles lent the whole a soft ened beauty. In the sanctuary, next to the chancel rail, the great golden can delabra displayed their brilliant glow ing circles. The church was thronged from the be ginning of the 5 o'clock mass, which was celebrated by St. Mary's former pastor, the Kt. Rev. Algr. Caiilet, V. G. Ho also delivered the sermon. A num ber of beautiful English hymns were sung by ihe choir. The succeeding masses, at 6. 7, 8 and i) o'clock, were likewise well attended. The 8 o'clock celebration was that of the "children's mass," when all the little ones of the parish gathered to sing the "Adeste Fi delis." The event of the day, the solemn high mass at 10:30, attracted the largest crowd that the church has contained for years. The grand oeauty of the service was accented amidst the floral decoration by the golden ye te nts of the ministers and presence of twenty sanctunry boys. This mass was suuk by Rev. Father Gibbons, the pastor, as sisted by the iiev. tl. Moynihan, as deacon, and the ilev, P. Kissane, as sub deacon. Kt. Key. Mgr. Caillet occu pied a place of honor in the sanctuary. The.sermon was by the Key. H. Moyni han, on the birth o; Christ and his great work in the world. Special admiration was extended to the music. St. Mary's has always been known for the unusual excellence of this feature, but it was yesterday ac knowledged thai never before had the congregation listened to such a pro gramme executed with such impressive ness and skill. This memorable day in the history of the church closed with vespers and benediction at 5 in the attnrnoou. At the Cutltedral. The high mass at the cathedral was celebrated by Archbishop Ireland, Father Iloit'ron being master of cere monies and Father Woods assistant priest at the throne. The "Incarnation" was the inspiration of an eloquent sermon by young Father Woods. It was but recently, in Water ford, Ireland, that the sacred orator attained the dignity of his oftice. The size of the congregation was impress ive. The church, indeed, was crowded at the first 5 o'clock service. Haydn's Sixteenth mass, with organ and orches tra! accompaniment, was beautifully rendered. The decorations were ex quisite. Chrysanthemums outshone the roses, evergreens and stuilftx in the adornment of the high altar. In the center of the sanctuary hung a huge crown of evergreens. At 7:30 in the evening there was sol emn benediction, and Archbishop Ire land preached to a great audience. At Christ (iiiu-ch. Bishop Gilbert, assisted by Dr. C. I). Andrews, the rector, conducted the soecial service at Christ church yester day morning, and both clergymen de livered addresses. Communion was of course celebrated, and tiie music was most beautiful. Before the chancel arch a cross was upheld by a striking evergreen screen rising from the floor. All the memorial tablets were enclosed with green. Both tho services, at 8 and at 11 a. m., at St.Paul's yesterday were well attend ed. Luke 2, vii., was the text of the sermon delivered at the latter service by the rector, Dr. John Wright, who was assisted by Key. M. Ourant, of the jurisdiction of the Platt*. The full choral service by some fifty voices produced a gratifying effect. Exquisite taste had been lavished upon the decorations. White chrysanthemums were prominent about the altar, which was beautifully lighted with numberless candles. The mod screen was covered with ever green. Fresh flowers adorned the Becker, Hunt. Steppy, Clark, Miller and Gordon memorials. At St. John's <hiir<-li. Trot. Einile ODerhoffer directed the admirable music of St. John's at yester day's 11 o'clock service The Caotiqiie "Nofi" was sunir !>y .Miss Gordon,while the vested choir included twenty-live voices. A brief Christmas greeting frow the pastor, Dr. Morgan, supplanted the ordinary formal sermon. The altar alone was decorated—in white and holly. At the early 8 o'clock service the holy euchatist was administered. Last evening the children of the First M. E. church Lave Edward E^frleston's Christmas play, "The House of Santa Clans.'" Vocal music was added by Miss MorHiaus and C. H. Bigelow; banjo mu-lv' by Mr. Braden, and a piano Give Us Your Orders for TELEPHONF- solo by Miss Floy W Brundage. Many were there, and all were "delighted Ihursday evening the entertainment will be repeated for the benefit of the church s missionary society. "I Don't Want to Play in Your Yard" was the pretty son* of Goidfo and Knima Gillette, aifed seven and live, at the Xmas celebration of the West Side Baptist church children Monday night W hat a real Santa Ciaus brought out of a real cliimney was eaten yesterday by many happy little folks. What pretty presents they were! First on u.e big tree, then in the hands of old Santa Clau*, and then in the hands of the children of the Plymouth Congregational ehareh. At Mlasnlliiß. 'l'h>- Baaiitae Itfltbodist church chil dren learned that Santa Clans had a tel ephone. So, Monday eveninir, they yelled, "Hello, Santa, please come and see as, won't you?" and Santa replied. "Well, I" and then the tele phone went "buz-z-z-7.," as it always docs, and Meod? knew what Santa would do. But he did come, and brousrht suoh delightful presents that the Mainline children will always lanurh when the telephone goes "buz-z-z-z;" but their papas won't. The pastor of the German Bethlehem church, Rev. Niclau9 Bolt, said of Christmas, the great German holiday: "Christmas, th« last adopted of all church holidays, Has become, like many a youngest child, the most beloved of them all. No other kirchenfest has en tered into German life and German spirit as Christmas, for the very reason that the Germans are the strongest in treasuring the family life, whose beauty and charm is never so revealed and felt as on Christmas eve. "To a German the day is always full of deep religions meaning, and his oest impulses then ring out like the holy Christina.* bells that are said to rintr on that night far down in the depths of the sea. During tiiese hours the German rarely commits a crime. Ciuistnias in the fatherland has never been 'a day of fuu.'" At Dr. Biuitli's. The soloists of the hymnal service at the People's church yesterday were Mrs. S. V. Harris and Mrs. C.B. Yale. Gus tav yon Goeizen assisted with a violin oblleato. A sermon of much ability was delivered by S. G. Smith. Said the pastor: The first and last fact is God. He sends foith the Christmas angels, and He is the cheer and hope of human hearts. Wise men and shepherds are alike heirs of His bounty. He shines in eliding star, and he makes the theme and the melody of sky-filling music. He is revealing Himself in a world process. The first Incarnation was la the universe of time and matter. After the mighty birth of Nature was com pleted in the sweep of myriads of years, and in the evolution of final and fit forms of life, the work was crowned with the creation of man. The first incarnation was complete. Awakened soon to the sense of his need, finding himself swathed in time and sense, as he was also ashamed by a sense of sin, man longed to share in the freeuoni of divine life, and this sense of the human was also a promise of the divine, for it spoke of the process of the second incarnation which God revealed in man. By selection and survival He chose among the sons of men, un til In the fullness of time there was born of a woman the Son of God. it was the completion of a great period of life, the culmination of all the proph ets and seers. When the second incar nation was complete, there began the manifestation of the third incarnation— the manifestation of God in the organic development of a divine kingdom. As only the prophets could see the strug gle of the race towards fitness for she coming of the Redeemer, to only those who have seen the kin? are really great believers in the coming of the Kingdom. But to those, who watch with eyes kindled in the sun the morning eumeth. There will be also a fourth incarnation, for which the whole creation groanetn ana travaileth in pain—the final transfor mation for trie universe, the dissolution of time, the final glory and triumph of the Spirit. There are, then, four in carnations—the incarnation in matter, in man, in society, in immortality. .None of these great divine events can happen until the preparation is com plete. The world was ready, and the artels did not sing in vain, nor did lips tell the new story for naught. New life was come into the world. You may ask me, if the world was ready and the fullness of time had really come, now was it that this birth was followed by a crucifixion? It is a sufficient answer to say that all institu tions combined—the state, and religion and culture—were not strong enough to slay the new truth. They went to their graves, over which the cypress grows, while the gospel blooms in perpetual resurrection. They upon whom the stone fell were ground to powder. Hu man institutions that do not keep up with the inarch of the, divine order are always stricken with death. After Christ was born and had done His work and the new kingdom was begun in the world, the Roman crown was auctioned in the face of the army and knocked down to the highest bidder, but the coffin for the empire was being hewn out of the rough quarries of the North, and the bought bauble was soon shat tered. At the JhII. At the county jail yesterday morning n dozen sweet little girls, members of Mrs. Leonard's Bethel class, sung pretty Christinas carols for the benefit of the prisoners shut out from freedom and happiness. The inmates were given an excellent dinner, with chicken and mince Dies, the latter being the gift of Boreji Bros., the sheriff's bakers. Apples and oranges were sent by the Woman's Christian Temperance union, and excellent cigars were contributed by Sheriff Chapel. Milo A. Bell was presented yester day with a solitaire diamond pin by his fellow employes of theJGreat Northern Railway company. Samuel Hicks made a happy presentation speech. Cheap xciir.xioci Hates To Canada and the East via Chicago Great Western Railway art" now on sale. , City ticket office 364 Robert street, comer Fifth. Buy a Brownie Book. cutest, greatest, the best Cot and most work ever written the of Juvenile Writers. 8 Pa vtQ 10 Cents Secures Counting Room. gggTlf you have for gotten to make this as a Christmas present to your little ones, don't forget them on Happy New Year's Day.