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THE OLD RELIABLE Absolutely Pure > WEATHER - SAYS WARMER Figures That Mercury "Will Not Fall Below Zero Point Today. I' Unless indications fail there will be a rise in the temperature today. In- Btead of 17 below, as registered yes terday morning, last evening the mer cury stood at 4 below. Though during the night it sunk considerably, it will today, undoubtedly, rise to the zero point, if not above. A remarkable weather situation was the cause of the present cold wave, lor while Calgary, Battleford, Edmon ton and Kamloops were enjoying a temperature in each case many degrees above zero, Qu'Appelle, Minnedosa and Winnipeg were suffering from extreme cold, which was carried down to St. Paul and vicinity by a direct north ■wind. The reason for the difference in the temperature in the Northwest territory was that a south wind was blowing across the Canadian border from North Dakota west of Minnedosa, while east of that point a direct north Avind swept down from the frozen Vegions of Northern Canada. The high temperature reported from the West fern points named, therefore; ■svill give Vio hope for a relief in this section. But it is possible that the north wind that has been giving us the Winnipeg wea ther will switch and give relief. W. E. Oliver, head of the local wear ther bureau, has prepared some inter esting statistics on the weather that has prevailed in St. Paul during the month of January during the past thirty-two years. The warmest Janu ! ary was that of 1880, which had an I average of 26 degrees above. The cold est January was that of 1888, when the temperature averaged 1 below. The : highest temperature in this period was on the 22d of January, 1900, when the ; thermometer registered as high as 51 . above. The lowest, on the other hand, was the 21st, in 1888, when the mercury fell to 41 below. The average number of clear days in the months of January during the past thirty-two years was 9, partly cloudy days, 13, and cloudy days, 9. The prevailing wind has been from the northwest. The average snowfall has been .92 inches. The greatest precipi tation was in January, 1881, when it was 4.34, while the smallest precipita tion was in 1892, when it was .02 inches. ! May Have a California Bishopric. HOME, Dec. 26. —Bishop Conaty. rector tof the Cathclic university at Washington, appears to have the best chance cf ap pointment to the bishopric of Los Angelts, Cal. Deposit your savings with the Security Trust Company. New York Life Elav. This Business Was Established in 1858. THE ANDREW - BROGERY CO. roadway and 7th. Big- values to keep the Big- Grocery busy Saturday. Rend them carefully—they're money-savers every cne. Given away today— ALUMINUM CCMB with every cash crcer of $1.00 or ever. Call for them. Annloc Five carloads to be cleaned M|J|JICO up be-fore Jan. lat the low i est prices in the Northwest. New York Greenings, per barrel $2.50 Ger.iton. (extra fancy), per barrel $-.50 Ben Da.vis (extra selected), per bb1...52.50 Ganos, per barrel $3.00 Gancs, per bushel crate $1.00 Jonathans, per b?.rrel .....$2.75 Baldwins, per barrel $2.50 Golden Russet, per barrel $3.00 Northern Spys, per barrel $2.40 Oranges Mexl::an. • 3oc, 2s c a nd2oc Uldll£t!S perdoz 30c, 25candZUC Highland Navels," per dozen— 4Gc, 35c, 30c and 25c Good Seedlings, 2 doz 25c Fineapples en a ?ht...........,5c a nd10c Pi'iffoQ Pa!m«r House Java and Mocha, QKft UIUIGG perpound Zdlf Washing PniTinniinri T hre», packages. llUOlllllg Lullt[JUUllU Electric nr makes washing easy ZOG Apple Butter K 0™:™:?: 10c Smyrna Figs ffi 25c Figs ! SS... iOe Oysters SIJS.i 40c Cranberries—Four quarts for 25c Liver Braunschwtifer, per lb 18c Candy—Three lbs old-time mixed... 25c Candy Good mixed, 4 lbs 25c Mixed ' Nuts — lb. 12'/ 2 c Turkeys— lb 18c Flour —A fresh car of Schoch's XXXX First Patent—9B-lb, sack $2.15 NORTH OAKS BUTTER Fresh from J. J. Hill's farm in 2, 3 end 6-pound jirs. Anchovies —Now imported, per pound. 10c Comb Honey—New, per pound 15c Sauerkraut—Schoeh"s "Golden Thread," per gallon •. 15c Afton Potatoes —Per bushel 25c TIE lIKRW SCIOGH (HOGER7 Gl THK 818 STORE , Eroadway & Seventh, St. Paul GOV. VAN SANT WILL ADDRESS THE GUARD Association Will Meet Today at the Cap itol In Annual Session. » Gov. Van Sant, as commander-m-chief of the national guard, will address the Minnesota National Guard association, which holds its twenty-third annual meet ing at the capitol today. The association is composed of the com missioned officers of the guard, and it is expected that about 125 members will be present. The legislation in the interest of the guard to be recommended at the coming session will be decided upon at the meeting. An increased appropriation for main taining and improving the camp grounds at Lake City will be recommended. The question of continuing the annual inspec tion at camp will be thoroughly discuss ed. The Second regiment offi cers favor the inspection, while the Third regiment officers are opposed to it. Those opposed claim that the annual encamp ments are for the purpose of advanced in struction in regimental and battalion drill and that all possible time should be given this line and not so much to company in spection. The officers of the National Guard as sociation are: President, Maj. Fred B. Wood, Austin. Third regiment; vice pres ident, Maj. Hubert V. Eva, Duluth, Third regiment; secretary, Capt. H. W. Matt son, adjutant regiment, St. Paul; treasurer, Capt. W. H. Hart, brigade Quartermaster, St. Paul. HORSE PLANTS HOOF IN KEEPERS' FACE Went to See If Animals Were Comforta ble and Is Almost Kicked to Death. Frederick Ward, an employe of Cook & son street yesterday, and had his jaw "a horse -at the company's barns on Jactt son street yesterday, and had both jaws and and arm fractured. He was taken to the city hospital. • Ward went out to see If the horses were comfortable, the night being bitter cold. He stepped behind one of the horses in the dark and the horse kicked him, knocking him down, after which it stepped on his face. The horse's shoe inflicted a cut extending from the corner of his mouth nearly to his ear. The hos pital physicians think he will recover. Ward is fifty years old. DAIRYMAN BADLY HURT IN RUNAWAY ACCIDENT His Team Becomes Frightened and He Is Thrown From Wagon to the Ground. John Stieman, a dairyman living on Minnehaha street, near Kennard, was severely, if not fatally, injured in a runaway accident yesterday morningl, near his home on Minnehaha street. He* was picked up unconscious and taken to the city hospital in the Mar garet street patrol wagon. Stieman's team became frightened and ran away. Near Forest street the wagon collided with a post, throwing the man to the ground. He struck on his head, fracturing his skull. There is slight chance of his recovery. STATE EDITORS TO MEET IN ST. PAUL President Leicht Accepts Tender of Commercial Club Rooms for As sociation's Use. The next annual meeting 1 of the Min nesota Editorial association will be held in St. Paul, probably in February. Some weeks ago the use of the Com mercial club rooms was tendered by the directors and Joseph Leicht, the president of the association, has just written accepting- the offer. The Commercial club will provide the entertainment and Mr. Leicht has called a meeting of the executive com mittee of the editorial association in order to consider what kind of an en tertainment is desired. ST. CLOUD CELL HOUSE MUST BE ENLARGED Number of Prisoners In Institution Has . Increased Much Since Last Year. ' The number, of. inmates in. the state reformatory, at St; Cloud has increased from; 140 in August. 1901, to 221 at the present- date. ;- As the cell capacity is only 221, the board of control will rec ommend to .the. legislature that an ap propriation of $10,000 be made to provide for the erection of another cell •■ house. - "It will take at least two years to finish the proposed cell house," said Judge Gould, of the board, yesterday, "and we will . have to gret to work lon the building as soon as the appropriation is made. If the number of inmates increases In the next year at the same ratio as" this year, it will be hard work to find places for them." ."*-•..'..; . :-.■-.- • - Messrs. Gould. and Martin recently re turned from . an. .official visit to the insti tution. . Two of the inmates who were in corrigible were ordered taken- to Still water; -.- seven were paroled and • nineteen who have been placed on parole were dis charged from surveillance. • ■ •.- • :~ . • ■•■■ ■ . . CB —. ■, ■ A Guaranteed Cure for Piles. Itching. Blind, Bleeding and Protruding Piles. No cure, no pay. All druggists are authorized by the manufacturers of Pazo Ointment to refund ■ the - money where .it fails to cure any case of piles, no mat ter of how long standing. Cures: ordinary cases in six days; the worst cases in four teen days. One application gives ease and rest. Relieves itching instantly; This is a new discovery and it is the only pile rem edy sold on a positive guarantee, no cure, no B»y. Price 6Qer _ - THE ST. PAUL, GLOBE, SATURDAY, DECEMBER 27, 1902. FRIGHT GIVES NO CAUSE OF ACTION NO DAMAGES DUE IF CONDUC TOR'S BEHAVIOR IS NOT LE GALLY WRONG SUPREME COURT DECIDES AN INTERESTING CASE Same Tribunal Also Holds That the Duluth Street Railway Company Must Extend Its Line in West Du luth, as That Village Was Not Guilty of Laches. Half a dozen decisions were handed down by the supreme court yesterday, and in five of the cases the orders of the lower court were sustained. In the case of A. W. and Caroline Sanderson, appellants, vs. the North ern Pacific Railroad company, respond ent, the court holds that damages can not be recovered from a railroad com pany because a passenger becomes frightened at the action of a conduc- Th& appellants and their four chil dren started for Cedro, Wash., from Rice Lake, Wis., two years ago. San derson purchased two full tickets for himself and wife and a half ticket for his twelve-year-old son, the agent at Rice Lake informing him that this transportation would be sufficient for the family. The conductor on the Northern Pa cific demanded fares for two children, six and eight years old, and fixed the amount due at $40. Conductor Gets Busy. Sanderson at first refused to pay, and at Minneapolis the elder of the two children was put off the train. The conductor attempted to seize the little girl, who sat next to her mother. The father finally paid the $40, and then he and his wife both brought suits. Sanderson claimed $2,000 dam ages for loss of his wife's services and $40 for the amount he had paid in fees. Mrs. Sanderson asked for $2,000 be cause of injury to her health by rea son of fright. The trial court ordered a verdict for the railroad company in the suit brought by Mrs. Sanderson, and a jury gave Sanderson $42, the amount he had paid the conductor, with interest. The trial court directed judgment for the railroad company, notwithstanding the verdict, and an appeal was taken. The syllabus of the decision, written by Chief Justice Start, is as follows: A. W. Sanderson, appellant, vs. Northern Pacific Railway Company, respondents. Syllabus—l. No appeal lies from an order granting- a motion for judgment not withstanding the verdict. 2. There can be no recovery for fright which results in physical injuries in the absence of contemporaneous injury to the plaintiff, unless the fright is the proximate result of a legal wrong against the plain tiff by the defendant. Order affirmed. ■ —Start, C. J. Duluth Company Must Extend Line. Justice Lewis, in a decision, holds that the Duluth Street Railway company must, extend its line in West Duluth out Grand avenue. A village ordinance, passed by the West Duluth council, provided that the extension be made on or before a certain day, provided the streets were graded sixty days prior to the date. The council did not demand the construction of the line until nine years, after the pas sage of the ordinance. The court holds that the proviso about the grading was in serted for the benefit of the railroad com pany, and it was not released because the streets were hot graded within the; time stated. v On the point that the demand was not made until after nine years, the court holds the village was not guilty of laches on that account. The order of the St. Louis county district court is affirmed. The decisions in the other cases are as follows: William A. Robertson et al., respondents, vs. Willard P. Burton, appellant. —Lewis, J. State of Minnesota, respondent, vs. Ole B. Holton, defendant. Order affirmed. —Start, C. J. Roswell Bowers and Frank Bowers, co partners as Bowers -Brothers, respon dents, vs. M. C. Whitney, appellant, rder affirmed. —Start, C. J. L. B. Mackay, appellant, vs. Minnesota State Agricultural Society, respondent. Syllabus—A contract executed by re spondent and appellant, granting the right to conduct a vaudeville show in the state fair grounds, construed and held: 1. Appellant acquired a mere privi lege or license upon conditions named, and did not acquire any interest in the real estate designated in the contract as the location for the performance. 2. The privilege so granted was sub ject to cancellation upon a violation by the licensee of the contract provisions. 3. The privilege having been revoked and the entertainment prohibited for the reason that the terms of the contract were wilfully broken by the licensee, he is without remedy and is not entitled to recover any part of the consideration paid. Judgment affirmed. —Lewis, J. Firemen Are Kept Busy. The fire department had a lively time again last eveningl owing to the efforts of citizesn to keep warm. Early in the evening: the department was called to extinguish a small blaze in the plumbing establishment of Allan Black, Sixth street near Jackson. A chimney fire at the home of Mrs. H. Collins, 624 Wabasha street, and a second en Aurora avenue, brought out the department. In neither case was there damage. A fire occurred in the commission house of T. Manner, 22 East Third street, caused by a chair left too close to a stove. No damage was done to the stock. More Ground for Terminals.. The St. Paul Stock Yards company has just sold to the St. Paul Terminal and Transfer company, over whose tracks the Rock Island is operated, a strip of land for right of way purposes. The transac tion involved a transfer of $30,000. The ground is near South Park. Where the Cases Differed. Ex-Gov. Powers, of Maine, was enter taining a coterie in the house committee on territories the other day with anec dotes from his picturesque career. He was in congress twenty years ago, but qu^t after ore term, stayed at home, made a little money, and eventually became gcv ernor of his state for four years. Then he came back to congress. "I had little idea of really coming back to the house," said the ex-governor. "I didn't feel much like it, but some of the boys came to me with an appeal to get into the race. They set forth the con ditions and asked me to run to prevent a little fuss. And I did." "Well, governor," said one of the West ern membars of the committee, who sits ■wol\ up at the head of the table, "there was a condition something like that in my district last summer. Several can didates were grooming, but it was ap parent there would be a fuss unless I was nominated. But, unlike your case, I was the fallow who was going to make the fuss." —Washington Post. His Sanity Unquestionable. Dr. Charles Cary, one of Buffalo's best known physicians, tells a story of his ex perience when called before the surro gate court of Erie county to give evi dence as to the testamentary capacity of a prominent citizen whose will was being contested. His opinion was decid edly in favor of the • testator, based upon a recent interview he had with him. "Please state what transpired at that interview," said the surrogate. "I called upon the testator to interest him in a project I'then had for building a crematory, and to secure his co-opera tion, if possible. He replied: 'Charles, I have no doubt that air the advantages set forth by you are correctly stated, but personally I prefer to remain a weep ing-willow man.' "—St. Louis Star. Wigg—l feel that Borrowell owes me an apology. Wagg—l wish that was all be owed me. —Philadelphia Record. Dr. Lyon's | .PX PERFECT- ' Tooth Powder AN ELEBAMT TOILET LUXURY. Used by people -of refinement for over a quarter ?■ of a century LATE HOURS ONLY SAVE BOARDERS Fire in Boarding House Might Have Had Fatal Consequences. Had.it not been Christmas night the fire which early Thursday morning caused great excitement and about $400 loss at the home of Mrs. Mary O'Don ald, 386 Exchange street, would prob ably have been attended with fatal consequences. Only the custom of keeping- late hours on Christmas night and the excitement of the day's cele bration led to a timely discovery of the fire and the escape of the roomers. The fire was extinguished before it had caused large damage. The fire was said to have been caus ed by the igniting of coal which fell from an overhead bin onto the furnace. Tenants of the apartment said last night that they heard the breaking of timber which brought the wood and coal in contact with the furnace pipes the day previous to the fire. The fire evidently smouldered for some hours before it reached a blaze for the house filled with smoke and coal gas early in the evening. About 2 o'clock yesterday morning the smoke and gas became so strong that one of the roomers called Mrs. O'Donald. Mrs. O'Donald made an in vestigation and found the fire creeping up the stairs from the basement. In tense excitement was caused by the discovery, and the roomers, scantily clad, rushed out into the cold winter night to the neighboring apartment house, where they found shelter. The fire department was called by some of the cooler members of the household. The roomers suffering the heaviest were J. N. Deneen and J. H. Laughren, who occupied the room directily over the furnace. About one-fourth of the floor in the room was burned and much damages caused to clothing by the smoke. STREET CAR COMPANY IS SHORT OF COAL Unless It Can Obtain More Anthracite, Cars May Not Be Heated. The Twin City Rapid Transit company has only about 1,000 tons of hard coal with which to supply its car heaters dur ing the remainder of the winter. Repre sentatives of the corporation are now East, making strenuous efforts to secure the delivery of 2,000 tons of anthracite in St. Paul and Minneapolis immediately, but there is yet no certainty that such delivery can-be Experiments have been made with va rious grades of. bituminous coal during the last few weeks, but it is impossible to use this form of fuel for the heaters, owing to the heavy discharge of gas into the cars. With the present type of car heaters, nothing can be used satisfactorily except anthracite. THIS WOMAN WILLING TO LIVE IN DENVER That Is, if the Right Man Can Be Found for Her. Assistant Postmaster Vick Roy was much disturbed yesterday by a letter which he received. The missive came in the morning mail, and after reading It Mr. Vick Roy sat looking out of the win dow in such an absent-minded way that Postmaster Twombly asked if he were ill. "No. it is not that," said Mr. Vick Roy. "Well, what is it?" inquired Mr. Twombly. "You're not in love?" This was intended for a joke, but Mr. Vick Roy's face grew very red and con fused. •'lt's not exactly that, either; but I don't know what to do with her." "With her?" exclaimed the postmaster. "Yes, the widow," said Mr. Vick Roy, continuing to look out of the window. "When an /unmarried man talks of widows —" began the postmaster. "I'm not talking of her," cried Mr. Vick Roy, sitting erect. "It's him I'm thinking of." The mystified postmaster waited to hear the story. Mr. Vick Roy then produced a letter. "Now, here it is," he said. "I'm no match-maker, neither am I a matrimonial agency. What would you do with it?" The letter follows: "Assistant Postmaster — Dear Sir: I have heard that in your city there are a number of unmarried men, and that the number of marriageable women is so small that they are in great demand. I am no longer very young. I will state frankly that I am now fifty years old. I am rather good-looking and a good cook. My husband has been dead a number of years. "During the period of my widowhood, which I hope is nearing a happy termina tion. I have taken boarders and kept a laundry- I do not like the laundry busi ness. It has not been particularly profit able. All this, my dear sir, is I feel due you by way of explanation, and I hope that you will remember it afterward. "Not long ago I was talking with a friend who told me a number of interest ing things about Denver. She said that there were plenty of men there, but very few women. I got to thinking it over, and the result of my reflections was that Den ver impressed me favorably. 'Why not live in" Denver?' I asked myself. So I have definitely decided. I am willing to go West to live. I thought the best plan was to put the matter in your hands. "I am willing—this and the facts I have given you will enable you to choose the man. lam willing to come to Denver to be married or he can come here and take up the laundry business. I prefer the former plan. However, you may decide for me. Will you kindly place this letter in the hands of the right man?" Then followed the name and address, which Mr. Vick Roy refused to reveal. "Well, what shall we do about it?" ask ed Mr. Vick Roy. "I can't see," said Mr. Twombly. slow ly, "but what it's up to you. The laun dry business —" But before he could finish the sentence the assistant postmaster tore up the let ter. Then he was sorry. "Perhaps I had no right to do that," he mused. "How could I tell whether it was really my letter, or whether it belonged to another man?" —Denver Republican. No "Prero<f Over American Girls. Sir Michael Herbert, the British am bassador, as the «vest of the Tantalus club last night; was the recipient of much genial hospitality and a rew sly hits. The most direct hit came from Representative Palmer, of Pennsylvania. After a mock serious discussion of the speakership and •the prerogatives of American citizens, he mentioned one of the rights of British citizens, according- to Blackstone, which was "the right to beat his wife with a stick no larger than his thumb." "That is coupled witii the provision," added Mr. Palmer, with a. courteous bow to the Brit ish ambassador, "ttoat he has not married a Yankee girl. In that case the prerog ative doesn't 3>rer»g.' "—New York Trib une. OASVORXA. - B«ts flS^j^^ "* Klndy Haw Always Bought Bignatnre SjP i ZIS/T^^"' or <4fa&!fT<&Z2uk BABCOCK SAYS LETTER IS A FAKE SPEAKERSHIP FIGHT HAS REACHED THE ROORBACK STAGE JAMISON CHARGED WITH SHOWING BOGUS EPISTLE Authenticity of Unsigned Document Promising Defeat of Governor's Pet Measures in Event of Wadena Man's Election Denied by Affidavit—Good fellowship Dove Takes Wing. With Christinas over and out of the way the roorback season has arrived, and, as predicted by Th c G1 ob c, bids fair to remain a wide open season un til the fteht for the speaker's gavel is closed«by an election. The spirit of good fellowship sup posed to pervade the speakership con test, and which was the source of con gratulations to a person no less than the governor himself, has fled. There is now real war in the air ana sufficient bitterness of spirit to equip two full fledged political battles. The center of the speakership stage is just now occupied by a sensational denial of charges, said to have been made against Dr. Babcock by Judge Jamison, private secretary to the gov ernor. The charges emanate from the Johnson camp in any event, and on the face of developments Babcock seems to have the better of the argument. The allegations denied by Dr. Bab cdck in a circular letter containing af fidavits lay within a letter which W. E. Verity is said to have dictated, and which, it is claimed, was addressed to Representative Robert J. Wells, of Breckenridge. Letter Is Unsigned. The letter, unsigned, is supposed to convey the information that if Babcock is elected the house will be so organ ized that the governor's pet measures will never see the light of day. Dr. Babcock claims Judge Jamison hat* shown this unsigned letter to members of the legislature with intent to prove Babcock is not loyal to Van Sant, and that the members shown the letter have been told it was dictated by Verity, who is supposed to be Babcock's man- ager. Dr. Babcock denounces the letter as a fake pure and simple. Verity makes affidavit that he has never dictated a letter of any kind to Wells, and Wells affirms under oath that he has never received any letter from Verity, and that at the time the alleged letter is supposed to have been dictated he was not acquainted with Verity. There is, of course, no method of proving the authenticity of an unsigned letter, and some of the Johnson men are afraid a boomerang has been thrown. Another feature of the case which may or may not lend color to the fake charge lies in the different stories told about how the alleged letter came into the possession of the Johnson forces. Some of Johnson leaders deny ab solutely any knowledge of the letter. Others say the copy in their possession was made from the notes of the sten ographer, who informed them of the character of work she was doing for Verity. Still others claim the sten ographer was employed by both Bab cock and Johnson, and through error the Verity letter was delivered to the Johnson headquarters instead of at its rightful destination. The Babcock peo ple are indignant, and claim they will fight the alleged fake to a finish in the courts if necessary. SEEK HOUSE POSITIONS. Duluth Presents Three Candidates for Legislative Chaplain. Harvey L. Mills, candidate for first assistant cleric of the house, is at tracting attention to himself and his campaign by a neat folder containing a list of all the candidates for elective house positions. The list as compiled by Mr. Mills follows: Speaker, L. W. Babcock, Wadena; L. H. Johnson, Minneapolis; chief clerk, J. A. Schmal, Redwood Falls; first assistant clerk, H. L. Mills, St. Paul; second assistant clerk, Knute O. Sandum, Bricelyn; K. J. Weeks, Thief River Falls; enrolling clerk, F. E. Hol comb, St. Paul; sergeant-at-arms, Ed ward Fanning, Stewartville; M. W. Taylor, St. Paul; postmaster, Mrs. G. A. Van Smith, St. Paul; S. W. Melen dy, Minneapolis; assistant postmas ter, Miss Frances Burkloe, Stillwater; Mrs. Franklyn W. Lee Stone, Rush City; John Robie, Rush City; chaplain, Rev. N. W. Knowles, Rev. Robert Forbes, Rev. A. F. Elmquist. Duluth; reading clerk, John F. Jones, Minneap olis; file clerk, Walter Feely, St. Paul; A. Knutson, Clear Lake. The Man Who Knows. "I am a man of peace," said a citizen who dropped oft! a Woodward avenue car at the city hall with a grim look on his face, "but if that man don't let up en mo I shall break loose and dd him damage." "What man, and what has he done?" was asked. "I don't know him, but for the last two weeks he has come down with me of a morning, and on each occasion he has pot alongside of me to quote statistics. This morning when I was anxious to read my paper, he crowded in and got my elbows wedged fast and began: " 'My dear sir, has it entered your mind that we are traveling at the rate of sixteen miles an hour and that if this car should be suddenly stopped dead still each one of us would be flung forward a distance of thirty-eight feet nine and one half inches?' "I made no reply to him. but he was not in the least put out. He simply got his breath and continued: " 'You do not seem alarmed, sir. and perhaps there is no occasion, but I can demonstrate to you that should this car, traveling at this rate, strike a stone wall "nineteen feet seven and one-half inches thick, the force of the impact would bs exactly equal to the force of a wave eleven feet high and half a mile long breaking on a sandy beach with a pitch of three inches to the foot. 1 "I tried to get up to find another seat," said the victim, "but he laid his hand on my shoulder and asked me to remember that the tears shed in America each day in the year amounted to exactly thirty four barrels, twenty-two gallons, two quarts and a pint. Before I could get away he added that this amount of water would run a ten-horse power engine sev enteen hours and thirteen minutes, and that the energy wasted in the weeping of tears would plant nine and a half acres of corn. "Yes, this thing has got to stop," said the sufferer as he set his jaw. "I shall either take some other route to come and go, or I will inform that statistician that a blow delivered on the chin by a man weighing 200 pounds is equal to tho fall of a bag of sand from a height of seven feet, and if he is taken off to the hos pital it will only be what he deserves."— Detroit Free Press. RAILROAD NOTICES. A POPULAR CALENDAR. The "Omaha" Road's Useful Calendar Now Ready for Distribution. The popular calendar issued every year by the "Omaha" Road Is now ready for distribution. This is without doubt the most useful calendar issued, and will be found in more business houses and homes than any other. It is ten by fourteen inches In size, has a nice silk cord for hanging, and runs a week to a page. The figures are two inches in height and can be easily seen the length of a Targe room. Copies of this very useful calendar may be had free on application at City. Ticket ofljces to J» A. O'Brien, 600, Entrances—Wabasha, Fourth, Fifth and St. Peter Streets. 50 % Off on Co&ts. An extraordinary Coat Event occurs Saturday, affording the women of St Paul one of the greatest saving - opportunities 'of the winter ssason. The lot is mada ' up of soma •': r :^V- .■"■ ■■-■:. V: : ; 55 of the Season's Swellest Goats,) Monte Carlo and Long Loose Styles Made of ths most fashionable Montagnacs, Kerseys, Cheviots i and Men's Materials— choice of -Blacks, Blues, . Castors and ffP 41^4^1 Oxfords. 22.50, 25.00, 27.50 and 30.00 Coats— I *^& H raw W \ One price : *L t^M • If it is in your thought or calculations to buy a coat this winter, do so now. I No bstter opportunity can 'come.'-, :. ' -, .:- •■■-' ■■-■\W:':'-" t Clearance Winter Underwear. Women's Munsing Union Suits. Our 2.50 quality, wool plate, for 1.50. \ Our 1.50 quality, wool plate, for !. 15. Our 1.00 quality, fleece lined, for 83c, ! Women's Sterling Union Suits. : *• ■-. Full regular made, and reduced as follows: 5.00 qua1ity............... 3,85 ' 4.25 quality. ............ ... .3.40 3.50 quality for 2.70 2.00 Sterling Vests and Pants, the garment, 1.65. Women's 1.50 Swiss Ribbed Vests, for 1.23. 1.50 quality French Bolero Corset Covers, for 1.20. Warm Bedding' At Pre-inventory Prices. Home-made Comforts. A special lot of large sizs (2x2 f^ yards) Comforts. Covered with Silk oline, filled with 5-pounds of good clean cotton—loo only on special v _ « sale, Saturday H tfefs only ~ •*#\#^v 4.00 Blankets for 2. 90 A very important offer at this very cold season. . _ Fine wool- Blankets, some of the Border patterns are sold out, and this 40 odd pairs will go at above reduction. All full 11-4 size, white with' red or blue borders, also about 25 pairs 10-4 size, gray with . colored /\>\ borders. Choice */[ OO the pair. .V~Or v Nicollet Aye., Minneapolis: E. A. Whita ker, 382 Robert St., St. Paul, or a cdpy will be sent by mail to any address in the United States or Canada for 10 cents in stamps, to cover postage, wrapping, etc., on application to T. W. Teasdale, General Passenger Agent. The North western Line, St. Paul, Minn. Soo Line Local Holiday Rates. One fare for the round trip between all local stations; tickets on sale December 21, 22, 23, 24, 25. 28, 29, 30 and 31st. and Jan. Ist, 1903. Get particulars and Christmas booklets at the ticket office, 379 Robert street. ROCK ISLAND SYSTEM. Golden State Limited. Newest of California trains—and the finest. Leaves Kansas City 10:40 a. m. daily. To connect with it, taKe morning trains from Twin Cities over Korth-Western, M. & St. L. or G. O. "W. raliroads. Only 63 hours, Kansas City to Loa Angeles. Through cars for Santa Barbara ana San Francisco* Southern Route —through a land of per petual sunshine. Tickets and berths at Rock Island ticket offices. Sixth and Robert streets. St. Paul, and 322 Nicollet avenue, Minneapolis. F. P. Ruthdrford. C. P. A.. SL PauL ROCK ISLAND SYSTEM. California Tourist Car Service. Tuesdays and Thursdays (two cara> from St. Paul and Minneapolis. Southern or Scenic Route, whichever you prefer. Full Information at Rock Island ticket offices, Sixth and Robert streets. St. Paul, and 322 Nicollet avenue. Minneapo lis. F. P. Rutherford. C. P. A., St. PauL Homeseekers' Excursions. Homeseekers' tickets to nearly all points on sale at low rates by Chi cago Great Western Railway on first and third Tuesday of each month. November to April, Inclusive. Available Jn the through' tourist sleeping cars. For par ticulars apply to J. N. Storr. City Tkt. Agt., corner Fifth and Robert streets, SL PauL California. The Chicago Great Western Railway of fers the choice of three through tourist cars via different routes making fast time and having every comfort. Ask for book let about them. J. N. Storr, City Tkt. Agt., Cor. sth and Robert Sts., St. Paul. Christmas and New Year's Holiday Rates. One fare and a third for the round trip to points on the Chicago Great Western Railway within a distance of 200 miles from selling station. Tickets on sale Dec. 24. 25. 31 and Jan. Ist. For further information apply to J. N. Storr, City Tkt. Agt.. corner Fifth and Robert streets, St. Paul. Through Tourist Car Service to California via the Minneapolis & St. Louis R. R. every Wednesday morning via Kansas City and the Santa Fe Route, and every Thursday evening via Omaha and the Denver & Rio Grande Ry. (the scenic line) through Salt Lake City. Rates and other informa tion furnished upon application to J. G. Rickel, City Ticket Agent, 398 Robert Street. St. Paul. Minn. To Florida—Cuba—Mexico Via the Miir eapolis ' and ■ St.. Louis R. R. The shortest route through three gate ways and without depot transfers on the North Star Limited, which is the new est and bost train .to Chicago and St. Louis. Rates and • i other ' information cheerfully furnished upon application to .T. G. Rickel, City Ticket Agent, 398 Robert Street, St. Paul, Minn. , • - - v ■ ■■•■'.■ # Vhe shortest line and best service to Mason City, Marshalltown, Grinnell, Oskaloosa, lowa. Moberly. Mexico and St. Louis, Mo., is via the Minneapolis & St. Louis R. R. Ticket office, 398 Robert St., St. Paul, Minn. " / Sunshine Route to California.. ~ Through. Pullman Tourist sleepers to California via the" Sunshine Route (C, ■ M. & St. P. and Santa- Fe Lines), every Tuesday, commencinir October 14th. Berth rate. $6. . - ..-.'■ Ticket office, ' 365 Robert street, or ad dress W. B. Dixon. N. W. P. A., SL PauL • - . .-. To Omaha and the West. Take the road which will get you there most quickly. BUFFET, CARS, LIBRARY CARS, DINING CARS. PARLOR CARS and SLEEPERS over the Minneapolis & St. Louis. R. R. John G. Rickel, City Ticket Agent, No. 898 Robert st. Tele phone N. W. Main 661. T. C. 690, Vvrv Going South. Only 36 hours to New ; Orleans b# the ; "NORTH - STAR LIMITED." - No depot •transfer- In Chicago. The only limited train that makes the connection— Min neapolis & St. Louis R. R. ■•■'.-. •-,-.- REAL ESTATE TRANSFERS. V. J. Hawkins et al. to Katherlne Fischer, It 4, blk 4, Dawson's add. $390 J. Pehle to D. H. Michaud, Its 1 and 2. blk 20, Morrison's add. and lta 8, 9, IC, 17. 18, 19 and 20, blk 2, Langevin'a Third add 1,500 Total , 11.590 Men's Section Pre-inventory prices prevail Saturday, and this is another case! where a little money effects a 'great: purchase. . , j Men's heavy tan Shirts and Drawers in. soft wool, 1.00 quality. gTf% Eecausc broken in sizes, flndtf'' each VJF Vl Men's Munsing heavy wool —. o^^v'f plate Union Suits. 4.50 *\\J ■ value down to \^ • KJ^* . Men's Mufflers Reduced.'! 1.50 Nev/port Mufflers down to 1.20' 1.00 Fancy Square Mufflers 75c ' 1.50 Fancy Square Mufflers 1.15j 2.00 Black Square Mufflers 1.35.A Sock Special i About 75 dozen Men's fancy wool Sacks —must be closed out! ' w/*r» i They're 25c values—ths pair. ...MyC ■•'••• _J ANNOUNCEMENTS. HAMLINE, MINN.. DEC. 10TH. 1902.— The annual meeting of the 'Minnesota State Agricultural Society will be held in St. Paul, Minnesota, at the Rooms of the Commercial Club, on Tuesday. Wed- ! nesday and Thursday, January 13th,*} 14th and 15th, for the election of a! president and two vice presidents to serve for one year and two managers to serve for three years, and for the trans- ' action of such other business as may. come before the meeting. A programme of unusual interest for Tuesday and. Wednesday will be announced later, through the newspapers. The business session will be on Thursday. C. N. Cos grove, President. E. W. Randall, Sec retary. VITAL STATISTICS. Marriage Licenses. Carl P. Fjerstad and Anna Christopher. Births. Mrs. David Masterman. 147 State, boy. Mrs. John Pett, 791 Otto. boy. Mrs. Abraham Abdala, 114 Eaton, boy. Deaths. Mary Rold, 831 Reaney St., 22 yrs., Dec. Isaac B. Seixas, 214 W. 7th St., 53 vrs., -Dec. 24. Andrew Matson, 627 Wells, 52 yrs., Dec. ?5. • Helen Maria Holm, 653 Magnolia, 16 mos.,- Dec. 22. J. M. Deutsch, Windsor hotel, 65 yrs.,- Dec. 21. Susan F. Nafey, 689 Bidwell, 3 yrs.,- Dec. 22. Edla Cecelia Larson, Bethesda hospital, 30 yrs., Dec. 25. Barbara Steidl, 480 Greenwood, 64 yrs., Dec. 23. AMUSEMENTS. ■ETROPOLITHi 1- n-scott, Matinee Today 2 p.m. -Tonight AT 8 ■ BEN HUR Prices: 50c to 52. General Admission 50c and $1.00. ; , TOMORROW NIGBTIAI! Next Week . MATINEES WEDNESDAY." NEW YEAR'S i -: DAY AND SATURDAY. Henry W. Savage's Great Musical Comedy. RRSISICE <^>F*il—SEN Original Production and Company of 100. e& spa gy n •jagob-utt IP wir% n H proprietor., Matinee To- LAST TIME tonight. day at 2:30. Funny George Sidney —-—■ —AS— Next, Week- '"BUSY IZZY." The Evil dont miss it. MaLinee New Year's Day. STAR moos Daily- THEATRE Evenings 8:18 :'-:l^: —— ALL WEEK • ' SAM DEVERE'S BIG COMPANY: Ladies' matinee every Friday. Next ■week, ."Bowery Burlesquers." Seats 10c, 20c, 30c. Dr. E. N.Ray, j DENTIST. ; 7thandWabash3, St. Paul, Mini J ... . ■;•.-. ■ CVBB M3AL3Y'J.' ' ; I ' Artificial PlatM prlsji. N)shar;i'i' J extractlne- Fllllig SO eaati aii uj. O>H < I Crowns ani Brllg* Work a» by»it pautV.i << • "pr13«.1-W* ar* oU osujlUtui -aai rjllijl*. ' Noch93pwori. >Vs v ARTISTIC PHOTOGRAPHS *i jn 4r& '-'■.—. - — All the latest and prettiest filing" appointments you secure ." the - per sonal attention of Mr. Zimmerman. Tele phone ISCS J-3. ■'