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IWEIKIORY IS TRICKY JOSEPH WATERS IS UNCERTAIN ABOUT CERTAIN DETAILS OF HIS MARRIAGE. AGAIN ON THE WITNESS STAND HIS CLAIM STRENGTHENED BY TWO WITNESSES WHO TESTI FIKD YESTERDAY. MRS. HINTZER SAID SHE HARRIED. Hc»f«»rro«l to llor If usluiiiri as an "Old track" and Her "Old Silk Hat." "My mind is completely shattered," exclaimed Joseph Waters, while under cross-ixumination in the probate court yt Bterday afternoon. "When did your mind become shat tered, Mr. Waters?" inquired J. D. O'Brien. "Three or four years ago," promptly answered the old man, who claims to have married the late Mrs. Anna Mintzer in 1892. The lapse of memory which moved Mr. Waters to declare that his mind was completely shattered was revealed when Mr. O'Brien called his attention to the fact that he had testified the other day that Justice of the Peace Burgess had married him to Mrs. Mintzer in the justices office on Wa basha street opposite the court house." '•Didn't you testify, Mr. Waters, that you were married in Justice Burgess' office on Wabasha street opposite the court house?" '•I don't remember," was the answer of Mr. Water. Continuing, Mr. Water said that he walked with Mrs. Mintzer from her house and met Father Bigot and Hickey on the street. "Where were you married?" "At the justice's office on Third Btreet." "When did you begin to doubt that Burgess' office was located on Wabasha Btreet opposite the court house?" Mr. Waters paused again, elapsed his hand upon his forehead and an swered: "My mind is completely shattered. Then followed the next question and answer as related. "Isn't it a fact, Mr. Waters, that when Burgess testified here as to the location of his office in March, 1892, you found that you had made a mis take and that you afterwards went to find out where the office was located?" Mr. Waters hesitated an instant and then answered: "That's the whole truth. Your'e right." "Do you now remember the circum- Btances of your marriage on bridge square?" "I do," Pressed to describe the location of Burgess' office in the old McClung block. Mr. Waters couldn't remember. Mr. O'Brien closed his cross-examina tion with the two following questions: j "Mr. Waters, you say you once work ed for Sloan & Wellington's nursery. Now weren't you charged with forging certain orders on them?" "No sir, no sir." (very emphatically). "Didn't they threaten to prosecute you?" "Never, never, never, never." (In dignantly). Mr. Bell then offered Justice Burgess' docket book in evidence for the purpose of identifying the handwriting of Bur gess, and rested. A comparison between the signature "T. C. Burgess" affixed to the marriage certificate, and the admitted signatures of T. C. Burgess in the latter's docket book, of which there are at least a hundred samples, reveals one marked difference in the style of writing the middle initial "C." In every instance in the docket book the "C" is written In only one style, whereas the "C" in the signature to the marriage certifi cate is constructed in another form — that of the capital C used in a printed document. The forenoon session brought forth testimony of a more encouraging char acter for Mr. Waters' side. The wit nesses were T. D. Browning, a collector and formerly night clerk at the Clifton hotel, and' Sidney Watson, a law clerk, eon of John Watson, whose name ap pears signed as a witness to the alleged marriage certificate. Mr. Browning among others things testified: "I knew Mrs. Mintzer, who lived at the Clifton hotel, and used to see Mr. Waters there on an average of about twice a week. He seemed to have no business there." "Did she ever say anything about being married?" "She said she was married to an 'old crank.' She spoke of him 1 as her bo&k agent. Bhe would ask ii' I had seen him— if I had seen her 'old silk hat' going through the hall. She did not wish me to say anything about her to him nor tell what was going on up stairs, nor whether she was sick or woll. She said she was going to travel to ri't rid of him. Nearly every time I saw he* she would say something about him and ask If I had seen him." "Did She ever say anything about her first husband?" Objection made and sustained. "I don't know whether he was a book agent. He did wear a silk hat about the £0461." "Was there any talk around the hotel as lo whether they were married?' 1 "I never heard any conversation among the kelp. No, sir." On cross-examination Mr. Browning testi fied that Mrs Mintzer told him her first hus band was dead, and that she had married an other "old crank." and sha did not care for him, and that the witness must not tell him (Waters) anything about her, whether the was dead or alive. She had no use for him. "Did she say that this 'old crank' wanted to marry her?" asked Mr. O'Brien. "No, sir. I think she said she did not care for him any more." "Did she say any more?" "That's the recollection that I have of Jt." "Did that make a deep Impression on you?" "Well, 1 did not tf.ko much stock In It. It did not Interest me. When the matter came up I remembered ths conversation be cause it was peculiar. I thought, perhaps, |he wanted to tell her troubles to some one. Jshe had so many of them." C. W. Bberlein, of the St. Paul Trust Diaw and defend Smsnt company, was called. His company was the administrator of the will of W. L. Mintzer. Mr. Bberelin was asked if Mrs. Mintzer was not entitled to certain allowances, and, en objection being made, Mr. Bell said that he proposed to show that in case the marriage was made public she, Mrs. Mintzer, would lose her homestead and the allowance. Mr. O'Hrien objected to the method of proof. He said Mrs. Mintzer, according to their story, had announced the marriage to a mere wayfarer, and that there had been shown semi-public festivities, according to the testimony of Mr. Waters. Mr. Hberlein said that Mrs. Mintzer came to the trust company each month and de manded her allowance up to the time she brought an action in this court to have the allowenee paid. That was in 1893. Witness knew nothing of this alleged marriage with Waters. Sidney Watson was called, and testified: "I live at 19 Lizzie street. My father and an attendant live there. I saw Mr. Waters in our house about six weeks ago, with Mr. Officer. My father Is broken down in health and not able to leave the house. In 1892 he waa in pood health." Witness was shown the alleged marriage certificate. "You have seen that before?" "Yes. I am farci'.lar with my father's hand writing." During his cross-examination he said: "My father occasionally goes out of the house. I think he was out a month ago, to my own knowledge. He is not confined to his bed. My father does not remember anything about the signature. I have com pared the signature with the signature on some checks dated in 189 i!. I examined the signature In Judge Cornish's office, with Mr. Bell present. Mr. Bell ask"d me to bring the checks down to the office." In the afternoon Mr. Waters was again called to the witness stand. He stated that he was first married in Ireland, and had seven children, Eix of whom were living. He had been marrkd a second time to Ann. a sister of his first wife. She had died in 1886 or 1887, In St. Paul. He had no chll dron by the second marriage. The attention of witness was called to his first meeting in ISS9 with Mrs. Mintzer. Will iam Hickey and D. M. Shanley had been I present and hsd introduced him. "What was said?" Objection made. Mr. Boll— We propose to show that at that : time they sa!d: "Now, you want to get ! married, and here's the man." and that she . then and there asked Waters to come to I her house. A lengthy argument was made, and the court allowed the question. Waters went on to state: "They paid I would be a very suitable hus band. She seemed to appreciate it. and then she asked me to her apartments. 1 called on several occasions after that. Nothing was said about marragp until 18T0, when ?he told me to get a license. She found that I was much interested In the land matters. I got the license, thp one that Is shown here. We were to go to Minneapolis, and then she changed her mind. She got angry with me about sonx-thing. She wanted me to break sticks, and I did not want to brertk stinks. I told her to hire servants to do that work." Mr. Waters became confused when cross questioned concerning the parties to whom he had Bret shown the allpg-od marriage cer tificate and the times when he exhibited it. "You are a draughtsman are you not?" asked Mr. O'Brien. "Yes. sir." "And skillful with your pen, are you not?" "Yes, sir. I am — 'hat Is I am a drawer, but a cannot wlte very well." The hearing will be resumed at 10 a. m. today. , GIVES THE CITY A SHOW. Judge Otis' nispc-vi (iisu of Thomas Daly's Damage Suit. Judge Otis filed an order yesterday that will worry several attorneys who have brought personal injury suits against the city in behalf of various people, who have fallen on or through defective sidewalks. The case in point is that of Thomas Daly, who has sued the city to recover $10,000 damages for falling through a defective sidewalk on Forest street. The plaintiff fell through the walk, to the railroad tracks, twenty feet below, and was permanently in jured. When the case came on for trial, the ' city attorney moved for judgment on the pleadings. Th > order fl'.ed yesterday grants the motion. In the accompanying memorandum, Judge Otis explains why the complaint is insufficient. The law of 1885, requir ing claimants for damages against the city to file a notice of their claims with the mayor and city clerk within thirty days, is cited. This provision was com plied with in this case, but Judge Otis also calls attention to the law of 1897, requiring claimants to also file with the city clerk a notice to the common council jvithin a prescribed time, which rotice must state the time, place and circumstances of the accident and nama the amount of damages claimed, or the nature of the relief demanded. Passing first on the question raised as to the constitutionality of the law. Judge Otis decides that it is all right on that score. But the plaintiff, it is held, has failed to comply with the law in three respects. First, he has neglected to state with sufficient definiteness to raise the presumption of liability an the part of the city, the circumstances at tending the accident. The complaint alleges that the plaintiff "fell through a hole in the sidewalk." Second, the no tice failed to state the amount of dam ages claimed, which the court says is necessary in order to give the city a chance to settle and thereby save the expense of a law suit. Third, the com plaint does not set forth that any no tice was served on the common coun cil. In conclusion Judge Otis says that a similar case is pending before Judge Brill, and that in a conference be tween himself and his associate, Judge Brill concurred in the same view of the case. TIETZ ALONE IN THE WAY Of the Discharge of the Volkszeituiig Receivers. Some progress was made yesterday toward straightening out the Volks zeitung tangle, though the receivers of the company are not yet discharged. The attorneys and many of the inter ested parties appeared before Judge Lewis at 2 p m. T. R. Palmer repre sented the receivers of the Allemannia bank, one of the bondholders, and Stiles Burr appeared in behalf of the Standard Paper company, of Milwau kee. The progress in the case consisted in the consent of Receivers Schaller and Brown to be discharged upon cer tain conditions agreed upon at a private conference held shortly after court opened, between the receivers and the attorneys for the bondholders and cred itors. But in behalf of Edward Tietz, whose libel suit against the receivers of the company as such is the only obstacle in the way, Mr. Taylor, his attorney, renewed his objection to the discharge of the receivers. Mr. Taylor contended that in case his client should secure a judgment against the receivers as the result of his libel suit, and in the mean time the receivers were discharged and compelled by the court to restore the Volkszeitung newspaper plant and property to the company, Col. Tietz would be powerless to realize anything out of his judgment. If he proceeded against the sureties on the bond of the receivers he would be met with the answer that the court had compelled the receivers to surrender the property to the company and that therefore they could not be held. In answer to this contention, T. R. Palmer and the other attorneys ar gued that Col. Tietz's libel suit against the receivers as such cut no figure. Mr. Palmer insisted that all the authorities held that an action for malicious libel could not be brought against the re ceivers as such. He defied Attorney Taylor to produce a single authority to substantiate his position. Mr. Pal mer and the other attorneys intimated that the libel suit was brought in bad faith. Mr. Taylor in reply said that counsel were trying 'to have the libel suit dis posed by collaterally interposing a de murrer to the complaint. He, Mr. Tay lor, had not come before the court at this time with authorities prepared to argue a demurrer. After some further argument of the novel point raised by Mr. Palmer that the receivers as such could not be sued for libel, Judge Lewis announced that he would take the matter under advise ment until 3 p. m. today. St. Paul Camp No. 1, Sons of Veter ans, will give their second military ball at Oxford hall, Thursday evening, Dec 80. i THE SAINT PAUI, GLOBE: WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 29, 1897. FlO SfIJWPIiES THERE COMMERCIAL TRAVELERS PUT ASIDE THEIR GRIPS AND GOOD STORIES FOR AN EVENING OF DANCING. FOURTH ANNIVERSARY OF SAINTLY CITY COUNCIL U. C. T. DULY CELEBRATED. RECEPTION AND BALL AT RYAN. A Large Nnmber otf Visitors Present From Minneapolis and Other Points. Four years ago Saintly City Council No. 50, United Commercial Travelers of America, was duly Instituted, and last night at the Ryan hotel the anni versary of the event was celebrated in a thorough fashion by as many of the tireless workers who stand in the great commercial world between the jobbers and the retailers, as could find time from their travels on the road. The council was a modest one to start off with, and the rule which made only men actually traveling to sell merchan dise, eligible to membership kept the numerical strength down to actual travelers, but these have kept on in creasing steadily until, after the meet ing, held Monday evening when thirty new members were duly admitted, the roster was swelled until it now con tains the names of about 300 knights of the grip, all of whom, by their ef forts add to the commercial dignity of St. Paul. Council. No. 50 today stands near the top of an order which com prises 114 councils with a total mem bership all over the country of over 8,000, so that when its members decided to mark the fourth birthday with a re ception and ball, it was sure to be a success from the start. It was nearly 9 o'clock when the ma jority of the guests including the of ficers of the Minneapolis council with their ladies, appeared in the hotel and were shown the dressing rooms on the FRONT ELEVATION OF HILL POSTOFFICE. ////it mnniw'ww A building permit was issued yes terday for the new sub-postofnee sta tion on St. Anthony hill. The Butler- Ryan company will build the struc ture and the work has already com menced on the foundation. The build ing will be twenty-four by eighty-two feet and two stories high. The front will be of pressed brick, and the bal ance of the structure of Chaska brick. The basement and first floor will be parlor floor. Selbert's orchestra was stationed in one of the parlors and dis coursed music until the order of dances was begun. The reception committee included: C. W. Rice, W. O. Brandt, S. G. McCoy, James Lamble, J. D. Riley, H. W. Doolittle, E. M. Estey, G. W. Goff, H. C. Penfield, E. E. Good rich, H. L. Parsons, Edward Hyde, C. H. Hoyt, H. B. Gallup, L. J. Voroun, C. E. Griswold, R. F. Nachtrieb, L. A. Hertl, E. E. Sharp, W. B. Hathaway, F. H. Jerrard, J. M. Ornes, L. Herman, and S. J. Hutchins. These gentlemen saw to it that the guests, which included many out-of town travellers and their wives and daughters and sweethearts, were made welcome and cared for until they found their way into the big ball room, where they were left to the tender mercies of the floor committee comprising E. Holloway, G. W. Smith, L. E. Krieger, E. G Spindler, John Munro, E. H. Nyhus, W. W. Spence, W. H. Williams, W. F. Lewis and J. F. Crawford. The big room was ablaze with lights, the orchestra was stationed upon a raised platform at the far end, and, at 9:30, the dancers took possession, and the ball started with one of the very nicest waltzes. The visiting ladies vied with the St. Paul guests in the matter of bright and attractive costumes, and for two hours the orchestra played on through the card until some of the apparently tireless dancers found their way to the ordinary, where they were served with oyster patties, chicken, lobster and potato salads, sandwiches and ices. Those devotees of the waltz and two step, who really preferred danolng to eating or other necessary habits, seem ed to put a little more zest into their graceful movements over the floor when the absence of quite a number at supper left the ball room less crowd ed. The parlors of the hotel served as. excellent resting places between dances, while the window seats were brought Into use by those who pre ferred to sit out dances find enjoy harmless little tete-a-tetes. The men. by very reason of the forced nomadic habits, appeared to appreciate the more the opportunity of mingling with their own friends at home, and the evening was half over before some of them really stopped to think what a good time they were having. The little party from the Minneajpo lis council was right royally received, and included J. D. Smeltzer, senior (counselor; Cyrus Bell, Junior counselor; Ernest Grant, past counselor; B. T. Holbrook, secretary- treasurer; E. C. Walters, past counselor, yrlth all their ladies. Supper over, the danqing was resum ed, and it was not until the hands on I th* great clock had got together on the point of midnight the guests began to thin out. It was a go from the start, and the smallest detail In ar rangement was looked after by Messrs. J. M. Dresser, G. W. Rodgera, H. R. Kittle, J. J. Cook, G. 6. Wiseman and F. E. Noble. The St. Paul council officers are C. H. Hoyt, senior counselor; H. C. Pen fleld, Junior counselor; E. H. Nyhus, past counselor; J. M. Dresser, secre tary-treasurer; T. W. Baer, conductor; G. "W. Rodgera, page; H. C. Cqpser; sentinel; executive committee, IL, O. Penfield, J. J. Cook, F. E. Noble, H. C. Capser; past senior counselors,. L. W. Irvine, E. M. Estey, F. E. Noble, C. W. Rice. Gk H. Tully; physician, Dr. Herbert Davis. STRIKE IN THK ABE LINCOLN. Body of Fine Copper Ore Found Ninety Feet Down, Several St. Paul people who are In terested in the Abe Lincoln mine at Rossland will be glad to know that a big strike was made Friday night in the main shaft of the mine, which is down about ninety feet. The mass of conglomerate, which for the past ten feet had been met in the shaft, gave way to a fine body of copper ore be tween two and one-half and three feet wide. The strike is a peculiar one. For the most part it is a carbonate of cop per, contained in porphyry, although it is liberally streaked with red oxide of copper. It is expected to give excep tionally high copper values, and may also give good returns in gold. For sev. eral days past it had been suspected that a fine body of ore lay near at hand, and the find yesterday seems amply to justify this faith. In the opinion of men who have seen the strike, it is one of the most important made recently, says the Rossland Miner. ACCUSED OF FORGERY, TOO. Plymouth Again Caught on a Bogus Piece of Paper. William Smith, arrested Sunday night for assaulting his wife, now has a more serious charge against him. He is ac cused of passing a forged check for $10 upon the Plymouth Clothing com pany. The check was drawn on the Second National bank and indorsed by Smith. The young fellow is known to the bookkeeper at the Plymouth, and by this means succeeded in realizing on the worthless paper. He is said to have made a small purchase at the store Christmas eve, and to have re ceived the change from the check. Sev eral weeks ago Smith was arrested for forging the name of T. S. Barker to a used as the poetoffice and on the sec ond floor will be a flat of eight rooms. The fixtures will be of oak. The esti mated cost of the building, including the steam plant with which it will be heated, is given in the permit as $2,5'K). The owner of the property, M. P. Ryan, stated that the' building would be com pleted Feb 1, and ready for occupancy a few days after that date. The loca tion is on the north side of Selby ave nue near Dale Btreet. small check, but received the leniency of the court and -was discharged. He is being held without ball until Friday. IN ELEMENTARY STUDIES. St. Paul Tots Give Visitors Some Practical Demonstration*). The elementary section held a very lengthy meeting in the auditorium of the Central Presbyterian church. State School Inspector Rankin presided over the meeting. The programme was fur nished by the teachers in the St. Paul public schools. A practical example of the instruction imparted in reading in the lower grades was given by Mrs. H. B. Schenck, who had a class of a dozen or more little boys and girls on the platform whose reading quite took the audience. The children on the platform had only been in school a few months, being between six and seven years old. Supt. Virgil G. Curtis read a paper written by Miss Sarah C. Brooks on "Material for Reading in Classes." Miss J. E. Fair also had her class on the platform, and they had little parts to do and did them well. This was a third grade class. The programme closed with a paper by Miss B. M. Phalen, who took for her subject "Literature, History, Geogra phy, Information, Etc." CONCORDIA PLANS A TREE. Singing; Society H«« Its Annual Fes tival Tonight. The St. PauL Concordia society will hold their annual children's Christmas festival at Mozart- hall tonight. Ad mission will be by card, and a large Christmas tree has been specially pre pared for the children. The programme for the evening: is uas follows: Over ture, orchestra- evening prayer; full chorus Concordia society ; address to children, Prof. B. W. Boenisch, fol lowed by the appearance of Santa Claus, and distribution of Christmas tree presents; followed by a general children's jubilee. The Concordia so ciety will close the programme with the "Erstis Liefier" (first song), by the full chorus, after -sthich dancing will follow. The society will celebrate its twenty-fourth anniversary a_t Mozart hall. Jan. 12. THERE IS A CLASS OF PEOPLE Wbo are injured by the use of coffee. Re cently there has been placed in all the groc ery stores a new preparation called QRAIN-O. made of pure grains, that takes the place of coffee. The most delicate stomach receives it without distress, and but few can tell it from coffee. It does not cost over Vi as much. Children may drink It with great benefit. 15 cts. and 25 cU. p«r package. Try It Ask for GRAIN-O. o]iE DfiY I]l SOGIETY MH. TREVOR M'CLUXG LEADS THE] COTILLION OF THE GERMAN* CLUB. WAS A VERY PRETTY AFFAIR. SEVERAL WEDDD'GS ADD TO TUE VARIETY OF YESTERDAY'S INTERESTING EVENTS. MUSIC FOR THE CHARITY BALL. Details of the Ball Which Means Much to St. Luke's Hospital Abont Completed. The first of the week's gayeties was the cotillion held last evening in Elks' hall by the German club, and, while later events may be larger, none can be prettier nor will any be enjoyed more. The number of guests was nice ly calculated to easily fill the handsome hall, the orchestra being stationed in the small hallway leading to the dress ing room without. The german was led by Trevor McClung, the chaperones for the evening being Me^dames Dousman, Schurmeier and Taibox. The dancers included: Misses — Newport, Forepaugh, Taylor, Smyth, Finch, Bend, Tarbox, Margaret Smyth, Lamprey, Furness, Dousman, Carry, Virginia Dousman, Horn, Smith, Hewett. De Coster, Goodrich, Kalman, Clark, Driscoll, Wanzer, Cutler, Cary, Raiiscm, Bass. Gordon, Mesdames — Tighe, "William Banning Field, Fred Banning, Parker, Bend, Messrs. — Price, Thompson, Wheelock, Fobes, Stemble, Kerby, Banning, McQuii'an, Bend, Wilkes, Blakley, Burns, McClung, Cutler, Strickland, Hill. Furness, Warner, Stewart, Eltlng, Douglas, Newport, Field, Walter Heffelflnger, of Hammond, Minneapolis, Blgelow, Charles Heffelflnger, of Halbert, Minneapolis. DANCING CLUB PARTY. The second party of the Dancing club given last evening at the West hotel was even more brilliant in its assem blage and in effect than its initial ball four weeks ago. There was a larger crush of guests, the spirit of holiday season inducing a general attentance of the society people, and there no longer remains any question of the success of the newly organized club. There were very few St. Paul guests, however, the most of tho-e present, be ing the younger married people and the bachelors and maids. The formality of a reception committee was dispensed with, and the party became an uncon ventional club affair, in spite of its elegance, as soon as the first arrivals crossed the corridor and pursued their way to the ladles' ordinary, which was | used as the ball room. Punch was sei v ed in the corridor and the club rooms were furnished with card tables. Sup per waa served in the ante room of the main dining hall, and the tables were handsomely trimmed with potted plants for center decoration. Many new gowns graced the occasion and the toilets were handsome and varied. CHARITY BALL MUSIC. Dancing being the feature of the charity ball, after the gowns are considered, the music for this graceful pleasure has been carefully chosen and arranged for Friday evening. The arrangement of the programme has been don-> under the direction of Charles Gordon and the band from Fort Snelling will furnish the music. There will be two promenade concerts, the floor management be ing in charge ot Walter Driscoll, assisted by Sherman Finch, Ed Holbert, F. B. Monfort. Fltzhugh Burns, A. W. Lindeke. J. S. Dal rymple, Merridith Bend, N. P. Langford. PRETTY CHILDREN'S PARTY. The home of Gen. and Mrs. Bend, on Sum mit avenue, was yesterday afternoon the scene of a pretty children's dancing party and Christmas tree. The guest of honor for the afternoon was Gerard Wood, son of Mr. and Mrs. George F. Wood, of New York. The rooms were decorated with holly and evergreen, and from a large Christmas tree pretty gifts were tendered the guests. Among the young people present were Leonard Townsend, Lawrence Noyes, Harriet Foster, Jack Parker, Annie Jaggard, Wallace Winter, Merridith Wood and others. MRS. TUCKER TO RECEIVE. Mrs. William Tucker, of Summit avenue, issued invitations yesterday for a reception from 5 until 7 o'clock Saturday, Jan. 8. MRS. RHODES ENTERTAINS. Mra. D. W« Rhode-s entertains this evening for her sons Goodrich and Frank Rhodes, who are home from Yale for the Christmas vaca tion. MISSES LUSK TO ENTERTAIN. Miss Lusk and Miss Ruth Lu^k will enter tain a large party of friends with dancing this evening at their home on Dayton avenua. Miss Ruth Lusk returns next week to college. SARGENT- WALTER. A very prettey wedding occurred at 4:30 yesterday afternoon at the home of Mr. Wil liam C. Sargent, 223 Farrington avenue. The bride, Miss Caroline Packer Sargent, was dressed in a dainty and tasteful gown of white organdie and carried a bridal bouquet of lilies of the valley. The groom, Mr. Wil liam Emley Walter, is connected with the business management of a Philadelphia pub lication, and is one of the rising young busi ness men of Philadelphia. Miss Lillian Moore, as maid of honor and Mr. Fred Davis, of Mankato, as best man, completed the bridal party. Dr. Wright, of St. Paul's Episcopal church, performed the ceremony, ■which was witnessed only by the relatives and very intimate friends of the family. At the opening of the service Miss Rose Nabers berg rendered Gounod's wedding march, which was followed by the beautiful hymn, "Oh, Perfect Love," by Julian D. Sargent. The rooms were appropriately de-corated in holly and Christmas greens. An informal reception, attended by about forty friends of the bride, followed the wedding. Mr. and Mrs. Walter left last evening for their new home in Wallingford. Pa. PASSAGE-BAKER. The marriage of Mrs. Margaret B. Passage and Prof. Henry S. Baker, of the Jefferson school, took place yesterday afternoon at St. Anthony Park. Rev. E. C. Prcssey performed the ceremony. BUCKMAN-LINDBERGH. The marriage of Miss Mamie Buckman, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. C. B. Buckman of Little Falls, to Frank Albert Lindbergh takes place today at 11:30 o'clock, in Little Falls. Miss Buckman formerly resided in SL Paul. UPTON-BAKER. The marriage of Mis 3 Alice Upton, daughter of Mrs. L. R. Upton, of Kansas City, to Benjamin F. Baker, of St. Paul, takes place today. CHURCH SOCIETIES. The women of Park Congregational church held a missionary afternoon yesterday at the home of Mrs. Wilbur Howard. 513 Partland avenue. About fifty women were present and listened to reports from the Babies' home, the Protestant orphan asylum ajid the Friend ly Visiting work. In the Babies' home, only fourteen babies are cared for at present, which is a pleasant report. The children in the Orphan aeylum number forty-four. Of the Friendly Visiting work Mrs. Smith had much to say that was interesting. The visit ing is done so carefully and with such tact the people for whom this great social good Is done are not aware that they are in any way the Bubjeet of even the smallest charity. No publicity is given to the work whatso ever, and names are never made known to outsiders. At the close of the business ses sion there was coffee and cake and a social hour enjoyed. The memibers of tie Unity Church Endeavor Society and Bpworth League will hold their regular New Year's reception in the Endi oott arcade on Saturday between the hours of 8 and 8 p. m. There will be music by the Twin City Mandolin and Guitar club and during the afternoon and evening refresh ments will be served to the members and their friends. Th© reception committee has extended, a cordial invitation to the pubUo to atund the function to which It i* expected l^nsilk Headquarters of the Northwest. Globe, !2-29-'&7. SIXTH AND ROBERT STS., ST. PAUL. ART DEPARTMENT— Third Floor. 25 EIRt DISCOUNT 25 UZr on all Cut and Decorated Glass, China, Bric-a-Brac, Lamp 3, Globes, Tables, Cabinets, Pedestals, Marbles, Bronzes, Jardi nieres, Chafing Dishes, Five O'Clock Teas, etc., until Jan. Ist. Soiled Handkerchiefs. Sterling Silver Dept. Upon rearranging- our Handker- Extra Special — Just received a chief stock, after the great Christ- delayed shipment of 100 Sterling mas rush, we find a large lot that Sliver Back Hair Brushes, d»| PA have been soiled and mussed from pure bristle, value $3.00. j*f handling. The lot includes fancy Special «|/lt«// scalloped embroidered, fancy hem stitched aud hemstitched embroid ered sheer Linen. To close |ft Umbrella SpCd'alS. them out, we offer your lyL v v Vll ** wcvwiHWi choice, each, for All Colored Silk Umbrellas at They are worth 35c to 40c each, 5 ? er Cent Discount until and every one made of pure Irish *• Linen, Hand-embroidered. - rt _ . „ . A- _^ 51.50 Umbrellas for $1.18 51.75 Umbrellas for $1.33 Art Embroidery Dept. $200 umbrellas for $i.ss o •, G , -vr . y. 52.50 Umbrellas for $1.88 Special Sale of Mexican Drawn -<v*»<* Work and Battenberg- Laces. - 300 Umbrellas for $2.38 53.50 Umbrellas for $2. 88 54.50 and 55.00 Umbrellas Butterick's Patterns. for $3.88 They are best and most economi- All $6.00, $7.00, $8.00, $10. 00, $12.00 cal. We are St. Paul agents. The and 515.00 Umbrellas at 25 per cent January Patterns are now here. discount this week only. 25 Bi Ofl-HHCf GOODS-25 ft Off All Sterling- Silver, Derby and Plated Novelties, Ebony Goods and Fancy Leather Goods at 25 per cent off. I Off— Ostrich Feather Fans— J Off- over I.OCO people will come. The Joint com mittee consists of Jesse Harding Neal, 11. C. Caspar, Mattle Falls and Sadie Grant, of the Christian Endeavor, and Florence Haire, Edith Miller, Mrs. Norman Larson, Walter Holder and C. F. Miller. PERSONAL AND SOCIAL. H. P. Hall, of St. Paul, gave an Interest ing Interview to the Chicago Times-Herald of yesterday on the dangers of the Klondike country. William L. Kelly Jr., for the past couple of years with Munn & Thygesen. has opened a law office for himself in the Globe build- Ing. Mrs. Vail, of the San Mateo, Is In Hudson. Mrs. Wakeman, of New Ulm, is the guest of Mrs. James Angell, of Holly avenue. Mr. and Mrs. Stiles Burr have returned from their wedding trip and are at home at the Kenilworth, on Arundel street. Mrs. Annie Manson, of Ashland avenue, Is visiting In Chicago, at the home of her son, Robert Manson. Mr. and Mrs. Harry Merrill are home from Milwaukee. Mrs. Charles Braden. of Marshall avenue, wl'l this week entertain Miss Hungerford, of Missouri. Mr. and Mrs. S. A. Coulter, of Fargo, are visiting Mr. And Mrs. L. C. Jrow, of the Buck ingham. Gen. and Mrs. W. B. Bend, of Summit ave nue, are entertaining George E. Wood, of New York. Mr. and Mrs. Wood and son Gerard return to New York next week. Edwin White and Frank Fernald enter tained about 100 friends at a dancing party at the Albion last nl?ht. The party was chaperoned by Mr. and Mrs. "W. G. White. Refreshments* were served during the even- Ing. George K. Hallberg and Mi^s Emma Hall berg will entertain a party of their friends at the Albion this evening. F. n. Williams and his associates will give a party at the Albion tomorrow night. Miss Prcctor will act as hostess for a party of friends at the Albion Friday evening. Miss Lou Dorsey, of Falrmount avenue, is home from the East. Mr. Holman, of Boston, is the guest of his brother, John Holman, of Arundel street. Miss Mabel Ayres. of Wallaceburg, Out., Is the guest of Mr. and Mrs. Norman Ayres, of Dayton avenue. Miss Rene Humblrd, of Dayton avenue, Is h«me for the holiday vacation. Charles Clifton, of Chicago, is the guest of his brother, F. Clifton, of Marshall avenue. The D. D. D. club meets this evening with Mr. and Mrs. L. G. Hoffman, of Holly ave nue. The Congenial Twenty-four meet' this even ing with Mr. and -Mrs. E. J. Towle, of Cedar street. The largest event of the month In local military circles will be the reception and ball being arranged by E company, for Jaa. 21. at the Windsor hotel. Mrs. J. P. Larkin. of Virginia avenue, en tertains at whist today. Mrs. Curtis Churchill, of Laurel avenue, entertained at dinner Christmas. The Harmonic club will give a children's party Wednesday evening, at the club rooms, Endicott arcade. CHRISTMAS JOYS REMAIN. Chnrches Mark the Ynletide Wilh Belated Exercise*. The Christmas exercises of the Plymou b Congregational church took place in tn • church auditorium last evening, the pro gramme consisting of a cautata, "The Hirth of Christ,"' which was well rendered by a cast of sixty, which included a large numb r of little fHks. J. C. Myron and Mrs. E. A. Warren direc;ed the progress of the can tata which was given before a large audi ence. The wise men of the East, who Bang praises upon the birth of the Savior, were well impersonated by E. J. McCaffrey, first tenor; W. V. Towle. second tenor; S. R. De Graw baritone; Samuel Hicks, bass. In their 'song they pointed to a large illuminat ed =tar Which was suspended from the ceil ing !n the rear of the church. The parts Faith, Hope, and Charity were taken by MI K ses Crete Warren, Anna Nelson and Be->=la Warner. About thirty little people were on the stage during the evening. The little gir:s were dressed in white dresses, while the cos:umes of those in the cast were in keeping with the times which they were represent ing. The Frost King and Santa Claus made a decided hit with the younger element of tho audience. The soloists were well support ed by the chorus, whitih showed excellent training. The rest of the cast was as fol lows- Guardian Angel, Mrs. Dixon; Firs: Angel, Mrs. Dr. Erimhall; Second Ang-'l. Miss E. Robb; Goddess rrf Drea.ms, M!es Hough; Goddess of Love, Miss Grace Warner; Sophia Dthel Forbes; Jessie, Flower Girl, Lucia Warner; Frost King, J. C. Myron, and Santa Claus, W. F. Myron. Miss Eliza beth Burbank, organist. The annual Christmas festival of the Unity Church took place last evening in the Guild hall of the church. A large Christmas tree, which was brilliantly lighted and laden with presents for the little folks, stood in one c.id of the room. Mr. Mclntosh. the superintend ent of the school, disiributod the presents, and each child was also presented with a big of candy. The remainder of the evanl-g was spent in playing games. "Snappers" were given out and everybody in the rooms wore a paper hat. The Sunday school teachers, who had the affair in charge, presented the sexton of the church with a substantial re membrance. Christmas services were also held at the Church of the G«od Shepherd. Central Park M. E. church and St. Clement's church, last evening. STATE DEMOCRATIC RALLY. Arrangements for the Minneapolis Meeting Going; Forward. A meeting of considerable importance to the Democrats of the state will be held at Minneapolis Jan. 11. Arrangements for the gathering are being made by the executive committee of the state central committee, headed by L. A. Rosing, who is chairman of the state central committee. It is expected that from 200 to 300 outside of the Twin Cities will be present, and, with those from Bt. Paul and Minneapolis, the number will be swelled to over iW. The morning and afternoon sessions will , be devoted to business, and in the evening a dinner will bo given at the West hotel. Senator Jones, chairman of the national Democratic committee. Is expected to be present ou the occasion, und will deliver an address. Correspondence has been had with. Senator Jonts, and he has promised to Join with the Minnesota Democrats, unless his duties arc such as to prevent. Chairman Rosing will submit a report as to the work of organization which baa been car ried on since the last election, under his per sonal direction. Papers will also be read on the subjects of "Local Organization," ''Club Organization," "How to Have an Honest Count" and "Finance." One of the fei ofjhe meeting will be the discussion which will follow the reading of tho several pi "No. thank you," This Is the correct reply to a merchant who would Bell you one arti cle when you have asked for unother. MARRIAGES, BIRTHS, DEATHS. MARRIAGE LICENSES. Edward J. ShaiiKhnessy ..Gertrude E. Ah.ru John A. Winter AntoineiU Perkins John M. Patrick Flossie K. Ferrior u-\'m y • , Ii ' lk<r Margaret B. Passage \v 1111 am E. Walter Caroline P. 8 George F. Lewis Mrs. Anna Murrel August Pearson Annie And BIRTHS. Mr. and Mrs. Harold Harris Girl Mr. and Mrs. Theodore Snyder Girl Mr. and Mrs. Hiram Ulockmoro Hoy Mr. and Mrs. Philip Shnell ... Gill Mr. and Mrs. Robert J. Clarke . " Boy Mr. and Mrs. John J. Lyon Boy Mr. £Tjd Mrs. John E. Paulson '.'. Boy Mr. and Mrs. John R. Schmlt .. Girl Mr. und Mrs. Albert Helfmaii Girl I Mr. and Mrs. George Lover Girl Mr. and Mrs. August Schultz Boy Mr. and Mrs. Frank Blbus Boy Mr. and Mrs. Nils Nelson . " |j OY Mr. and Mrs. John Kraus Qi r l Mr. and Mrs. Morris Neidrorf rioy DEATHS. Gustaf Celgort, 103.-, East Third st ... .', dys Christina Chrlstlanson, St. Anthony I'k-.Ci yrl Stina Jackson 46 Phalen creek ... 55 yri Mary Maxwell, 238 East Indiana av....7oyri DIED. LORIN— In St. Paul, at late residence, 9fil R.uney street, Monday, Dec 27, Joseph. ;iK"<l 44 years. Funeral from above dence Thursday morning, Dec. 3<> o'clock. Services at St. Johrrs church at 9 o'clock. Philadelphia papers ple U; .. MARRIED. 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