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THE comptroller EXPLAINS IT.
He Likens the Hoard to Three Men
Trying to Sit on Two
The school board of the city of St.
Paul is all at sea. It knows it, too,
and last night in the cozy, well ap
pointed dining room of Inspector Mc-
Kair away up on Dayton avenue the
board spent several hours in trying to
find where it was at. And while the
board was able to discover itself, some
what, yet it is not all clear yet.
It was the grand shuffle of the Par
ker retrenchment committee which
cast it adrift and caused the discom
fiture of the board of education. It
is a question of time and money. The
board doesn't know exactly how much
money it has to run the schools for
an uncertain length of time. Is it
going to get enough to keep the schools
going until the next money comes in.
So last night the board quietly got
itself together at 536 Dayton avenue,
and with a copy of the report of the |
retrenchment committee and the city
charter proceeded to business. As the
board seems to understand it, the re
port of the committee makes no pro- j
Vision fcr four months of the school ]
year. Those are the months of Sep
tember, October, November and De- |
cember cf 1896, and how to devise \
means and ways to avoid closing the
doors of the public schools is the ques
tion. The trouble results from the ef- ■
fort of the retrenchment committee to ;
have all of the departments have
namely, that of January 1 to December
31, and it is to bring about this change
.without loss to the school fund that |
the board is holding special sessions,
' The fiscal year for the school board
has for many years been regarded as !
extending from July 1 to June 31, which,
as will be readily seen, overlaps two
fiscal years in all the other departments
of the city government. The board
claims that it is scarcely practical for
them to make out a budget for the
school year prior to June, as teachers
are not hired, and the real expense of
the school year can scarcely be defi
nitely approximated before that time;
and, furthermore, the charter does not
specify that the school budget shall
be presented prior to July 1 to the con
ference committee. On the other hand,
the retrenchment committee held that
Since the charter stated "that prior to
July first this budget shall be present
ed," etc., it might as well be presented
Jan. 1 as June 21, or any other date prior
to July 1, and that in presenting the
budget at this time all the city depart
ments would come under the same fis
cal year. Practically the conference
committee, acting along the line of the
report of the retrenchment committee,
has provided the same amount of funds
for the new fiscal year of the school
board as was received under the old
school year, namely, $475,000, but at
the meeting of the board last night they
were unable to see where that amount
could come from as the apportionment
was specified.
There is now in the city treasury to
the credit of the school board, and re
sulting from this overlapping of school
and fiscal years, $80,000, the state ap
propriation of the school fund Is $75,
--000, the tax receipts bring in $200,000,
and the SO per cent certificates $120,000,
making a total of $475,000 for the school
fund as it is now arranged for under
the new order which the conference
committee are seeking to arrange. The
board, however, in looking at this mat
ter, says that it must meet out of that
$80,000 the December pay roll of $46,000,
and that the most that can be expected
from the tax receipts is $143,000, so that
instead of having $475,000 for the fiscal
year of 1896, it can only get at the most
$372,000, and as the school expenses
average about $40,000 per month the
year through, it means that there
for the months mentioned above unless
at the beginning of the school year the
conference committee appropriates ad
ditional funds to carry the schools up
to the beginning of the new fiscal
year. And it was to wrestle with this
perplexing question of how to make
ends meet that the school board ad
dressed itself last night, and after long
deliberation adjourned without arriv
ing at definite conclusions. The board,
"however, was agreed that the school
budget in the rough could as well be
presented on Jan. 1 as June 1, but that
it would not be expected that all de
tails could be arranged at that time
and that the most that could be done
would be to ask for $475,000 or $500,000
for the school fund for the coming fis
cal year.
President Abbott added to this gen
eral sentiment by saying: "I do not
see how we could settle the matter
of hiring or discharging teachers. As
it is now we, last year, elected all our
teachers by May 25, almost at the end
of the school year. Now it seems to me
that if we made our announcement of
the teachers in January and some of
them found that they were not needed
after the end of the school year their
work till that time would be indiffer
ent and careless and the teaching
would consequently be of a half-heart
ed, slip-shod sort that would be injur
ious to the interests of education. This
is one of the matters which must be
considered in this question, the settle
ment of which we are trying to evolve
for the best interests of all concerned."
Not 200 feet from the scene of the
board meeting, amid the quiet and com
fort of his home, Comptroller McCardy
sat, and when the reporter found him
the hearty greeting which he extended
gave -little evidence of any worry on his
part as to whether a school year was
equal to one fiscal year or whether the
city schools were to be discontinued or
not. When the matter was suggested
Mr. McCardy smiled and said:
"This matter is as plain as day if
men would stop to consider it for an
instance, .but somehow they don't do it.
The committee' has not made any re- j
trenchment and is not likely to, since it
has provided ways and means 'which
will give the schools just : - what the
board has asked for; namely, nearly
half a million of dollars. -
"The school board in the management
of its affairs is like three men trying to
sit on two chairs fellow gets on
the outer edge of one chair and another
takes the outer edge of the other chair,
and between them the third man tries to
be comfortable on parts of two chairs.
JJSTow, the fiscal. year for the city gov
ovnment for all departments except the
schools extends from Jan. 1 to Dec. 31.
For the school year it is from July 1 to
June 30, so you see each school year is
like the middle man on the two chairs,
rests on parts of two fiscal years. Now,
the charter states that the school
budget shall be handed to the mayor
prior to July 1, and I have tried to get
the board to see that as good a date as
»ny to hand that budget in is Jan. 1, and
It might as well be done. The schools
I would get just the same -money and It
| would be far. better for all concerned if
; the board could do it. .There.would.be
I no lack of funds for any part of the
j year; and, if, in order to bring about
! this matter, it was necessary for the
conference committee to make an ap
propriation for the schools, for funds to
run them from September to December,
it could be done.
"The retrenchment committee did
recommend reductions, and there are
! places in the system of our schools
I wherein reductions could be made and
the schools benefited thereby, but so
far no changes have been made. The
committee have utilized the funds on
hand, and have made the estimate for
school purposes which will in 1896 yield
the following income:
Cash balance on hand Jan. 1 $SO,OOO
State appropriation of school fund 75,000
Tax receipts 200,000
80 per cent certificates 120,003
■ ?.;. • ■;'-.- $475,000
"You see that the common council has al
lowed the school board this year $477,000 for
the school year which ends next July. Now,
since the regular running expenses are $40,000
per month. I don't think there is much like
lihood of having to - close school for j lack of
funds, neither should there bo such difficulty
as some are inclined to see in it, in arranging
this matter. The school board asks for so
much money, and. it might as well ask for It
In January as July, or any, other month. It
gets this money, and it knows- that it takes
so • much to run the -.schools a month, and
when the vacations come . makes but little
difference.- Now : there is -provided for this
new fiscal year $475,000, . and there will be
pay rolls for seven months taken out, or
about $300,000, and still there is $175,000 left
for the fall term of 5ch001. ........
The American Singer' Create**) a
Great Sensation in llayrentli as
"Elsa.'' - - .--v. .y'YyY <-
The magnificent presentation of Loh
engrin at Bayreuth last Friday was
doubly marked because it was the first
time Lohengrin was ever brought out at
these Wagnerian festivals, and, second,
because of the appearance of. Lillian
Nordica, the soprano, in the role of Elsa,
the first time an American singer has
ever been invited to participate. Nor
dica's success was marked. The cable
dispatches said:
"Her performance was the first artis
tic contribution that America has made
for the success of these festivals and
her work today gave the Americans '
present every reason to be proud of her.
No native singer ever achieved a more
pronounced triumph than did Mme.
Nordica, the first foreign singer to ap- |
pear in so important a part as Elsa."
It is interesting to know that Nordi
ca's preliminary rehearsing was to the
accompaniment of ' a Chicago made [
piano. In a recent letter to a friend she S
wrote as follows: "I do all my study
ing on the Kimball Piano, and the long- '
er I use it the better I like it."— Chicago
Tribune, June 28.
Closing: Work of the Scandinavian
Good Templars.
. The fifth anual convention of the Minnesota
Scandinavian grand lodge of Good Templars,
which has been in session at the state capi
tol for the past three days, closed with an
extended business session yesterday. Aside
from routine matters, the most important
business to come before the convention yes
terday was the adoption of committee reports
and the election of officers for the ensuing
year. The officers chosen were! P. Q. C. T.,
L. E. Olson, of Minneapolis; G. C. T., J. M.
Dahlby, re-elected, of St. Paul; G. Counsellor,
C. J. Skytte, of St. Paul; G. S. J. T., A.
Novin, of Cambridge; G. V. T., W. P. Carl
son, of Minneapolis; G. S., G. Sorensen, re
elected, of St. Paul; G. T., O. P. Willner,
of Duluth; G. C, Rev. John Erickson, of
Crookston; G. M., C. E. Johnson, of Duluth;
G. A. S., Frederick Muller. of St. Paul; G.
D. M., H. O. Hanson, of Home City; G. G.,
L. P. Eklund, of Stillwater; G. S., H. Bernt
sen, of St. James; G. M., Dr. E. Engson;
D. R. W. G. C. T., Oscar Wolf, of Home
City. -At 4 p. m. the officers-elect were in
stalled and entered upon their duties.
The usual resolutions of thanks were ex
tended to the members of the local lodges for
their . entertainment of the delegates.
A resolution was also passed prohibiting i
the discussion of politics in the local lodges. .
Today at 3 p. m. the- delegates will unite
in a public mass meeting at Relief hall, 191 j
East Ninth street. The speakers will be Os
car Wolf, Charles Melby, John Bakke. John j
Erickson, of Crookston. and others. In ad
dition to these speeches, an attractive liter
ary and musical programme has also been
arranged. - "
Announcements of the Various Pn_-->
pits for Today.
St. Peter's Episcopal Church, Dayton's
Bluff, Fourth and Maple Streets— Seats free '
at all services. . Strangers cordially invited.
Divine service for the first Sunday after
Christmas; holy communion, 7:30 a. m. ; Sun
day school, 9:30 a. m.; morning prayer and
sermon, 11 a. m.; evening prayer and ser
mon, 7:30 p. m.; Wednesday next being the
feast of the "circumcision," the holy com
munion will be celebrated at 9:30 a. m.
East End Mission (Episcopal) Corner Ross
and East Seventh Streets— school, 3
p. m. • --.■
Atlantic Congregational Church, Corner
Bates and Conway; Rev. S. W. Dickinson,
Pastor— Morning service, 10:30; subject,
"Poor, Yet Making Many Rich." Evening
service 7:30 under the auspices of Men's club.
Miss Harriet Hale will sing "Radiant Moon."
People's, Pleasant Avenue— At 10:30 a. m..
Dr. Smith will discuss "The Strange Fortunes
of a Piece of Brass," and at 8 p. m. he will
speak of "Some Current Religious Prob
lems." The Christmas music will be re-
Bethany Congregational, Stryker and Wini
fred- Rev. S. G. Arnett, M. D.. Pastor— lo:3o
a m subject, "Named and Claimed;" song
service and sermon at 7:30 p. m.; subject,
"Knownothingism." " _"" ". YY , ,
Arlington Hills Presbyterian, 611 Jenks—
The pastor, Will W. Lewis, will preach morn
ing and evening: morning subject, ' The Con
tinuousness of History;" evening subject,
"Pulpit Tendency of the Age.". Special music
at the evening service.
Bates Avenue M. E.; Rev. William Jamie
son, Pastor— 10:30 and 7:30; morning
I theme, "Our Relation to Jesus Christ In La
; bor;" evening theme, "The Coals of 189 d.
Philadelphian Baptist-M. C. G. Forrest will
1 speak morning ' and evening; .morning sub
ject "Where Art Thou? Where IS (> He?"
Evening subject, » ' 'Naaman the Leper.
Gospel- Tabernacle, ".Market Street, T. "..
Horton Pastor— school for men, women
and children, 9 a. m.;. worship and commun
ion, subject, "The Signs of the Times," 10:30;
speciai service for men, 4 o'clock; evangel s
tic service, subject, "All Things New," 7:30
P 'cfi'nton Avenue M? E. ! Church; R. N. Ay*,
son Pastor-Services at 10:30 .a. m and 7:30
P. in morning subject, "The Faith of the
Magi;" evening subject. " "Promises for the
New Year;" 6:30 p. m., Epworth- league; sub
ject, "The Council at Jerusalem."
Diphtheria is j reported -^at 1384 Edgerton
A naner entitled - "Hamilton and Jefferson"
witl b. read by S. A. Farnsworth before the
j Fairvlew Social and Literary club Monday
! evening. '.'<.'; ? -_:_'' : .-__,_,
Liberty lodge No. 137, Knights of Pythias,
I will publicly install its officers-elect next
| Thursday. The grand. officers will be in at-
I tendance. . - ..-■:..-. .'". ■.--,.. ...
The state reformatory yesterday . filed with
the state auditor an account-, of miscellaneous
receipts for the quarter * ending Dec. 28,
amounting to $1,056. > * •*
The state school library commission will
hold a meeting at the office of the state su
perintendent Monday and Tuesday to select
books for school libraries.
W. A. Shumaker will lecture this evening on
"Theosophy as a Solvent for the Labor Ques-
I tion" in room 217 : Endicott building, head
quarters of Unity Theosophical society.
The Sacred Thirst society will hold Its reg
ular meeting this afternoon in Cretin school,
Fort and Sixth streets. > All members are re
quested to be present as officers for the en
suing year will be nominated. 1 • .*• --
Mabel Sutton, daughter of Mrs. Mary L.
Sutton, and only sister of Mrs. G. R. Ber
tholet, passed away yesterday. Funeral serv
ices will be held at her late home, 257 Louis
street, this afternoon. The remains will be
sent to Albert Lea for interment.
The Butchers' Mutual Benefit society will
hold . its eleventh annual ball at Germania
Turner hall Wednesday, Jan. 1 The united ef
forts of the arrangement committee, which
consists of some of the most prominent retail
meat dealers, are "feted to make this an
interesting _*»*._. , •__ _..
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WEEK, :*;v
E. C. Campbell Says They're n Lot
of Real Nice Voting Men of
Small Caliber.
When the members of the * Young
Men's Republican league, which was
organized a week ago, hear what " the
members of the Young Men's Central
Republican club said about them last
night, they will be mad enough to vote
j the Democratic ticket. One: of the
I speakers at the meeting characterized
them as "a body of real nice young
men, innocent of all knowledge of po
litical trickery, but - outranked by the
Young Men's Central Republican club
in experience, brains and sense."
The . latter club has not been per
manently organized yet,, but the thirty
or thirty-five Republicans who assem
bled at" the Windsor last night met
for that purpose, and voted to carry
it out next Saturday night. As a re
sult of that meeting the relations be
tween the two Republican organiza
tions are likely to become even more
strained than they were.
The gentlemen who intend to reor
ganize the Young Men's Central Re
publican club, which became defunct
after the close, of the last municipal
campaign, announced some time ago
that they would meet Friday night,
Dec. 20. Another set of young Repub
licans, who it seems are more youth
ful and unsophisticated, had, prior
thereto, declared their intention of
meeting Saturday night, Dec. 21, for
the purpose of organizing the Young
Men's Republican league, but they
changed their programme when they
heard of the other meeting, and got
the start of their wiser brethren by
meeting Thursday night, Dec. 19, and
then and there effecting a permanent
organization. A day or two later they
filed articles of incorporation with the
secretary of state. This performance
quite disgusted the other fellows, who
characterized it as a snap proceeding,
quite unbecoming such
Having had an opportunity to cool
off during the past few days, there
was a tendency on the part of some of
the speakers at last night's meeting
to avoid the subject, while some of
the more . experienced political orators
like Dar Reese and Henry Johns "jol
lied" the boys with the assurance .that
there couldn't be too many young
men's Republican clubs, that such
rivalry was a good thing, etc. But
the true feeling cropped out at last,
and the prospects of a "friendly rival
ry" are remote to say the least.
The meeting was called to order by
W. B. Brewster, who stated the ob
ject of it. Thereupon E. A. Jaggard
was chosen temporary chairman and
W. M. Higgins temporary secretary.
W. B. Brewster was then called upon
to state more specifically the object
of the meeting. Mr. Brewster complied
in a somewhat reluctant manner. He
confessed that it was not a pleasant
field for him to enter upon. Then he
explained how a few young men had
met on that previous Thursday night
and organized, without giving due and
proper notice of their intention, where
as the gentlemen about to reorganize
the Young Men's Central Republican
club had given public notice in order
to enable every young Republican to
be present. This, in Mr. Brewster's
opinion, was the proper way to do.
The only honorable method was that
which was honorable and above board.
Dar Reese was called upon, and he
responded with a hot political speech,
predicting the dire defeat of the en
tire Democratic city ticket, and inci
dentally advising the young men that
there was room for half a dozed Repub
lican clubs in St. Paul
Ex-City Attorney W. B. Chamber
lain then followed with a de
nunciation of the national admin
istration, and likewise suggested that
a , rivalry between Republican clubs
might be a good thing. It was a ques
tion, however. - ._■
Then came Henry Johns, who dwelt
upon the necessity of deciding upon
| good candidates for the assembly be
i fore going into the convention. He il
lustrated this by referring to the coun
ty convention a year ago last fall, when
the candidates for county commission
ers were not selected until the last
thing, "and the wonder was," added Mr.
Johns, "that we did not make greater
mistakes than were made." (Laugh
ter). ....,.„. .".•'•.-. ... ....,., ... _Y7 .;.»,
Then the fun. began. Mr. Brewster,
in moving that the meeting proceed to
effect a permanent organization, sug
gested that in the meantime a commit
tee be appointed to confer with the
"other club" with a view to effecting
one grand union of the two. Mr. Hig
gins also thought this would be a good
idea, and believed that some of the offi
cers of the "other club" would" be j will
ing to resign and consent to a new or
ganization. • Mr. Higgins embodied this
idea in a motion. ••-" ' • :
Then it was that E. C. Campbell was
heard from. ' Said Mr. Campbell:
' "I am opposed to anything of the
kind. These young men held their snap
convention and organized. Let them
make the best of it. Why should we
bother ourselves about them? We are
the larger organization. " Why should
we ask favors of them? Remember, we
have men here (with emphasis on
'men'). I predict that their life will be
short, and that before long we will
hear that the attorney general . has
: sworn out a writ quarranto requiring
them to show warrant for their ex
| istence! % Go .to them - and ask favors!
Why, they ought to get down on their
knees. and beg us to let them into our
club. I know they are nice young men,
but I don't believe in surrendering to
them. We outnumber • them and out
rank them in experience, :_\-.. *;,,;
.JY; BRAINS AND SENSE. 1 - : ; :
"No, gentlemen, let us mind our own
business and organize. We can't lopp i
off our, legs and deform ourselves to fit
their Procrustean bed!" (Laughter).
The speaker ceased at this point, and
the club voted to proceed to a perma
nent organization at the next meeting,
to be held at the Windsor hotel next
Saturday night. The chairman was
also authorized to appoint a committee
of five on constitution and by-laws, the
committee to report at the same meet
ing. Y;YY'Y -'.■. ■ • .
: One of the officers of the "other club"
said last night that 175 members would
be enrolled at the next meeting. As
for the officers of the league resigning,
for the purpose of effecting a union
with the Young Men's Central Republi
can club, and the forming of a new or-,
ganization, he said that he, for one,
would not resign his office*
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W*M A MOSfC CABINET \ Ran S e at $24.00." This throws a side light" upon, the \ for P ri c cs ~ in vesHgate. • ■ ;.IM|
Togo wjth .that new piano, {.unique and much envied "response -to "our advertise- . this^"Penins^"^^aSS
The Tnnj_V.wm match, and the '< ments. We reverse the usual methods '•' ' Ciii'u* . R y. h » le f and /[ eD iXnS OT
f mfil! prices will match any one's ' vve reverse xac usual methods. On head lines walls of steel, asbestos Jg-g^.OO fjC |
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this cut; polished oak or ma- S truthful representations and the inherent' attractive- { With High Shelf, $28,00. J|l|f
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■WlT** t "** S ■" ■ / - r.*?tvu iv iiiib "*steei "> at the beginning of the season, and as YftoK^ps
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Hill's Disapproval of Carnival Plans
a -tad Disappointment to the
•' '' ''. U. Committee. > -- '._/;;
It was after '6 o'clock last j night
when the board of 'directors of the
Carnival association " adjourned. The
session had continued over two hours,
and some interesting argument had
been indulged in. The surprise of the
meeting was a report by Director J.
J. Parker, who had, been one of a
committee to call on J. J. , Hill for a
subscription to the 'fund. Mr. Parker
reported in so many words that Mr.
Hill had refused to contribute one
cent, or any greater amount, toward
the fund, and did not- approve of a
winter carnival.
For a moment there was silence, and
disappointment was -pictured on the
faces of the directors. But the report
was allowed to pass without comment,
and the » business of laying out the
work in hand was proceeded with
more vigorously than before Mr. Park
■ er made his report. "' .
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V "While nothing was said in the meet
ing. about Mr. Hill's refusal to con
tribute, comment was very freely in
dulged in after the adjournment. It
was unimpassioned comment in most
instances, but some of the hardest
workers for the carnival were not slow
to assert that/ as the ice palace feat
ure had been eliminated to please Mr.
Hill and other citizens who thought
it was injurious tor Minnesota, the as
sociation had "a moral right to expect
the hearty ' co-operatfon of the anti
ice palace people. Mt. Parker's brief
report seemed to , haye the effect of
stiffening the backbone of all ■„ of the
directors, and making. them more de
termined than eter to- make the car
nival a success -:on. the lines already
planned and -• widely 'Advertised. . One
of the - principal* arg-tments used in
favor of this course is ; that the car
nival will -bring .ft.yerjy large amount
of money into circulation at a; time
when it will do, -a great amount of
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An Important series' recommenda
tions had been received by the direct
ors from '.the' . committee,
•which had held a two-hour session be
fore the board met. Out of the nu
merous bids received the lowest for
building the fort, the blockhouse and
the stockade was made by Rheaume
& St. Pierre, who built the last , ice
palace. For the erection of the tobog
gan and coasting slides, warming
houses and toilet rooms W. J. Hoy was
the lowest bidder. The committee rec
ommended awards to these [ bidders,
and advised that contracts be at once
drawn up in accordance with the spec
ifications. The board acted on the rec
ommendation by -instructing the ex
ecutive committee to have contracts
drawn ' which , shall embody -the speci
fications and provide comfortable ac
commodations for all .visitors ,to the
carnival grounds. .The: contracts are
to be. presented to an adjourned meet
ing of the board of directors which
will be held Wednesday morning at 10
o'clock.-* There Is I.'1 .' enough money in
hand to" pay for. the work to be con
tracted and to., .meet ~ all debts that
have been incurred ; to- date, which are
not large; and for this fact the direct
ors, feel under gr*iat obligations to the
newspapers, whie"*"! have generously al
lowed the use of their, columns to keep
the people of the^No^Siwest thorough
ly well posted on the, progress of the
preparations for -.the [carnival.
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Judge C. E. Flandrau attended the
meeting of the executive committee and
assured the . gentlemen present that he
would accept the election as Borealis
Rex. He will issue his first proclama
tion on. New Year's day. Judge Flan
drau's acceptance completes the list of
dignitaries who will be the main fig
ures in the carnival. Two exceedingly
handsome designs for floats were pre
sented and approved by the committee.
These floats will be constructed under
the direction of Maj. W. W. Price, Ru
kard Hurd and W. S. Fell, constituting
the committee on parades.
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After being changed in some slight
details the design and plans for Fort
Karnival make it certain that it will
be a veritable fairy structure when
completed and illuminated as the com
mittee on illuminations has planned.
The main entrance will be topped by a
sally port thirty-five feet in heierht.and
the gateway will baflanked on eith r .He
by massive-looking towers. The block
house inside the walls of the fort will
be built to serve as an administration
building during the progress of the fes
tivities, and will be sO situated that
15,000 to 20,000 people can be given a
chance to view the stormings and final
destruction of this building. The sight
seers will all be allowed to secure their
positions inside the walls before the
carnival club and the troops march in
to the attack. • It is intended to make
the fireworks on these occasions fully
as brilliant and effective as any ever
seen" in St. Paul— and no other city .on
• the American continent, at least, has
ever approached the standard set by
St. Paul in this respect.
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He Says the Revenue Hill Is Satis
factory to Him. .
BALTIMORE, . Dec. 28.— horror at the
Front Street theater last night was increased
. rather than abated by today's developments.
The list of . identified dead has grown to
twenty-seven, - and two or three more who are
lying in the hospital are so desperately in
jured that their names may serve to swell the
death roll. The list of the dead as revised is
as follows: - «.* - -
Louis Amolsky, Gabriel Bernstein, Theresa
Bernstein, Lee Cohen, aged about six years;
Ida Friedman, aged fourteen years; Jennie |
Henckel, Louis Levenstein, Lena Lewis, Mor
ris Margolies. Sarah Rosen, Jacob Rosenthal, 1
Moses Salsburg, Joseph . Welner, Lena Fran- I
kel, Samuel Keemer, aged twelve, and Re-"
becca Kremer, aged sixteen years, children
of Abraham Kremer; Isaac Gere, ten years;
Katie Salzberg, aged seven; Louis Bernsteni,
Grewsky, boy aged eight; Grewsky,
girl, aged six; Sarah Palak, aged seventeen;
Simon Polak, aged eight; Joseph - Leverwitz, |
aged six; fflera Naravlnski, aged twelve; Anna
Naravinskl, aged seven; Wole Hurwilze.
Of the Injured three are expected to die.
These are: Mrs. Goldman, sixty years; Ame
lia Goldberg, fourteen years; four-year-old
girl who has not been Identified.. Hundreds
of .relatives and friends of the dead and in
jured visited the city hospital today. In
quiring for their loved ones. While the phy
sicians were administering to the injured the
crowd attempted to get in the hospital, but I
patrolmen - kept them back. Samuel and
Rebecca Kremer and Sarah and Simon Pol
lack, four of the children who met death in
the panic, were buried tonight from the
homes of their parents. The niterment was
made -at the cemetery of the Baltimore He
brew congregation. •
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•' Intending to come over a lake, and,
Instead, going into it, is a different
proposition, and owing to such an ac
cident we have about 500 pieces of
Prints, Ginghams, Shirtings, Outing
Flannels and Cashmeres which have to
be sold - under a different proposition
from which originally intended.
Prints 'which were to sell at 7c now
goat 3**_c. •■• • .
Ginghams which were to sell at 10c
now go at 4"_c. - ? .-.; • :
9-4 Bleached Sheetings, which were to
sell at 22*_c, now go at 14c.
7-4 Unbleached Sheetings, which were
to sell at 17*_c, now go at ll**_c.
. Amoskeag Teazledown Outing Flan
nel, which was to sell at 10c, now goes
at sc. -
Cassimeres which were to sell at 60c
now go at 29c. VY ■; -■_ ;-.;*,
In our Cloak Department you can have
your own way. We let you make your
j own price, if at all reasonable, as we
I* no not propose to carry over any this
[ season, and will undersell any stock
in town. • V.-.V _••--, - •
Looking at our Dress Goods is about
equal to buying them, as prices are so
reduced that lookers are involuntary
buyers. Reduced prices do it. •%*■■"'
We invite a call. l .rY-'.
—At Habighorst & Co.'s,
' ""■ 235-237 East Seventh Street.
•..,:.- HER ROSES.
" "When summer " breezes ' softly go "
In aimless travel to and fro",.* ■
And summer heat invites - repose, ;
My love is like the pale white rose."-v;Y'-
But when the blasts of winter blow .
Against her face the chilling snow, ' -
And Jack Frost bites her pretty nose,
My love is like the red. red rose. _
—Allan Hendricks in Truth.
Handsome Trophy for International
Contests and Teams That May
Battle for It.
If America and Great Britain meet in
a grand cable chess match for the
championship of the world in Febru
ary, the trophy they will contest for
will be a magnificent silver cup, offered
by the Brooklyn Eagle. The cup is a
three-handled loving cup, thirteen
inches in height, its base gracefully
swelling out to a diameter of nine
inches and receding to the bowl, which
is seven inches across. The handles
project beyond the cup, giving it an ex
treme width of eleven inches. The cup
has three panels, formed by its three
handles, one of which is left blank for
the inscriptions, which the contests will
determine. Another panel represents a
game of chess between two Roman sol
diers", seated about a board, while a
third, soldier, standing in the back
ground, watches intently its progress.
The third panel Is a spirited represen
tation of an eagle.
The cup. is intended to be a perpet
ual challenge trophy, to be contested
for by the nations of the world. Any
competing country must challenge
through one of the clubs of established
reputation, into whose custody it will
pass, if victorious. The custodians
must defend it at least once every year
If challenged. In short, it is Intended
that this trophy shall be to interna
tional chess what the America's cup Is
to international yachting. .Y_ -
The situation with regard. to the tro
phy is as follows: A challenge between
England and America has been sent
and accepted, and in February will be
fought out by cable, but one, disputed
point has not been settled. The Brook
lyn Chess club stoutly upon its right to
call upon America's adopted sons to
lend their aid. And the British Chess
club holds to an exclusion of them
from participation In. the match. For
a .team of eight players on a side the
Americans could muster five native
players— example,- Pillsbury, Sho
walter, Hodges, Barry and Hymes— and
three adopted* sons— Lipschutz,
Kemeny and Steinitz. • V ; 'Y .
. England" could also secure five. native
players of the standing of Bird, Black
burne, Burn, Mason and Tinsley, and
three resident players— Guns
berg and Teichmann. It wil therefore
be seen that the Brooklyn Chess club
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does not seek to gain any advantage
by its position in this matter, but only
to secure for the match such conditions
as will make it beyond question a
struggle for chess supremacy between
England and America.
Insurgents Leave Matanzas for San
ta Clara.
HAVANA, Dec. 28.— Late this after
noon It was announced that the main
body of the insurgents had passed
through Amarillas, on the borders of
Matanzas, and Santa Clara, and, ac
cording to the last advices from the
front, other portions of the insurgent
army were at Jaguey Chica, r across the
Matanzas border, in the province of
Santa Clara. They are said to have
burned the railroad stations at Conte
ras and Le Gunillas. A report was re
! ceived -here tonight to the effect that
the last of the forces of the insurgents
had succeeded in effecting the counter
march to the province of Santa Clara,
and that all the Cubans have now re
tired from the province" of Matanzas. A
grand manifestation in honor of Capt.
Gen. de Campos, in which all classes
tried to show their sympathy with the
Spanish .commander, took place today
at the palace. The leaders of all the
Spanish national parties, directors of
the Bank of Commerce,- representatives
of all the different branches of com
merce and industry, and delegations
from all the trades and businesses,
were present. Patriotic speeches were
made. It was estimated that 40,000 peo
ple gathered oh the Plaza de Annas
and in the neighboring streets cheering
for the king and queen, t he captain gen
eral and "Cuba* Espanola." -
The loyal citizens of Matanzas prov
ince have been requested to take up
arms and be prepared to meet the Cu
bans in case of : emergency. It is re
ported here that Gomez and Maceo
are moving rapidly in the direction of
the city of Cienfuegos,' and it is feared
by the Spanish officers that the Cu
bans hope to bring about the capture
of that place, thus giving them what
they are said to most desire at the
presnt time, namely, a seaport city.
The forces of Gen. Canella fought the
bands of the insurgents in the Guan
tanamo district. According to the ad
vices received here the insurgents lost
fifty men, while the troops lost only
LONDON,. Dec. 28.— Havana dis
patch states that Jose Maceo, one of
the Cuban commanders, has fled.
He Sends on Urgent Request to
Spain for Reinforcements.
• NEW YORK, Dec. 28.— Havana
special to the World says it is rumored
that Gen. Campos has cabled to Spain
to send him reinforcements with all
possible speed. Madrid cable advices
say that the government will send 35,
--000 more troops during January, in
cluding. 20,000 under, the notorious
Lieut. Gen. Weyler. . . , .
Live-in Castles.
Like Patti. Mile.' Calve has her own castle,
and Minnie Hank has bought the Chateau de
Cabrieres in her native department of Avey
ron. The famous De Reszke brothers own
large estates in Poland, and Mme. Nordica has
a lovely home in London. It is a significant
fact that these great artists have selected
Kimball pianos for their use in their homes,
finding them . the most satisfactory as a
support and accompaniment for the .voice. —
Music Trades, Dec. 29, 1594. •---..■--..
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' The managers of the Rabies' homo wish to
express their thanks to the Mannheimer Bros,
for their many favors; to Armour & Co., of
Chicago, for their generous donations of
meats; to Morrison, of Sixth street, for serv
ices rendered; to the St. Paul Gaslight com
pany, the press, Yerxa and others who united
in making their lunch a great success.
Bishop Whipple has gone to Jacksonville,

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