Newspaper Page Text
The temperature at 2:30 a. m.
was zero, a drop of 10 degrees
since 8 p.m.
Can Pay Another Dividend William F.
Hunt, receiver of theAllemannia bank.
has filed a report in the district court,
showing that he has on hand '$12,349.52,
and permission is asked to pay a dividend
of 10 per cent.
School Inspector Rogers lll—School In
spector Nathaniel P. Rogers is seriously
ill at his home on Exchange street from
pleurisy and it is feared that pneumonia
may develop. He is under the care of his
brother, Dr. John T. Rogers.
Falls and Breaks a —Charles Eck
wald, 785 Iglehart street, fell yesterday
while carrying a box in the establishment
of Foot, Schulze & Co., where he Is em
ployed, and suffered a broken rib. He
was ■ removed to Bethesda hospital. *
Royal. Neighbors' Christmas —Mrs. J. N.
Mounts, the retiring oracle of the Royal
Oak camp. Royal Neighbors, .will enter
tain the families of the members of Royal
Oak camp tonight at Woodman hall.
Presents will be given to the children of
Royal Oak members by the camp.
Stamp Sale Breaks Record—The post
office reports the largest sale of stamps
during the few days preceding Christmas
of any year in the history of the office.
Tuesday was the banner day. the sales
amounting to $5,400. The sales for the
four days ending last night amounted to
more than $13,000.
Knights Templar Christmas Services
Damascus and Paladin commanderies of
Knights Templar will hold their annual
Christmas observance in a joint session
at Masonic hall this morning at 10:30
o'clock. The service is an impressive one
and is identical in all of the commanderies
of the order.
Teachers Make Holiday Visits —Many
school teachers left yesterday for points
out of the city to spend the holidays. Dr.
E. V. Robinson, principal of the Central
high school left for New Orleans; Prof.
D. Lange for Nicollet, Minn., Miss L.
Minor for Peoria, 111., and Miss Edith
Roe for Hudson, Wis.
•< Tells a Hard Story— Johnson was
arrested yesterday by Officer Barta on
the charge of stealing a pair of shoes from
the Golden Rule. The man told a straight
forward hard-luck story and Judge Hine
continued his case in order to permit him,
if possible, to "square himself" with the
proprietors of the store.
Put in Charge of Probation Officer —
Fred Dozors, a young lad accused of
trying to sell a book belonging to the pub
lic library, to Morris Atchison, was placed
in charge of the probation officer yester
day by Judge Hine. The boy was ar
rested on a charge' of petit larceny, after
an exciting chace along Sixth street.
Sues to Recover Liquor—The Sattler
Liquor company is the plaintiff in a suit
brought against Sheriff P. C. Justus to
recover $132 worth of liquor seized by the
sheriff under writs of replevin sworn out
by George Benz & Sons. A similar suit
against the sheriff has been brought by
Louis Goldman, who seeks to recover
goods valued at $240.
Sue Contractors for Personal Injury
Two personal injury damage suits, in
which the aggregate amount asked is $7,
--000, were filed in the district court yester
day against Newman & Hoy. The* plain
tiffs are S. M. Johnson and William
Storey, who sustained injuries by falling
from the Arcade street bridge, for which
Newman & Hoy had the contract.
Will Decide It Saturday—William Zamm,
engineer at the Anchor Silver Plate com
pany, which was recently moved to this
city, was tried yesterday before Judge
Hine in the municipal court on a charge
of acting as engineer without a license
from the state. He was arrested on a
warrant sworn out by state boiler in
spector Johnson. Judge Hine will render
his decision in the case on Saturday. -■. ■
AFFAIRS WOUND UP
Insurance Commissioner After a Burial
Elmer H. Dearth, state commissioner
of insurance, has requested the attorney
general to take action to secure a re
ceivership in the Harrison Mutual Burial
association, of Minneapolis. Mr. Dearth
asserts that on Dec. 21 this company had
unpaid claims outstanding against it
amounting to $1,250 and available assets
of $160.74, and was unable to collect as
sessments from its members. •
The president and treasurer of the com
pany is George M. Macdonald, and the
vice president and secretary is William
Plays for Hospital Patients.
The Wolff & Barrett orchestra gave a
concert at the city hospital yesterday,
playing in the main building and after
wards entertaining the deformed and
Mrs. Joseph'Nauer, 829 Jessamine, boy.
Mrs. A. C. Johnston, 641 Pine, boy.
Mrs. W. D. Zumvorde. 687 St. Anthony,
Mrs. M. Nimtzik, 1206 Ivy, girl.
Carl °"->£" Lundblad, 702 DeSoto. 3 mos.,
Henry Yerkan. 543 Rice. 47 vrs. Dec "l
Thomas MeArdle. St. Joseph's hospital!
H yrs.. Dec.-22.
John J. Kelly, Chicago, 111., 34 yrs., Dec.
We Wish You All
A Merry Christmas
A Happy New Year
22-24 East Seventh Street.
J. J. CARLISLE IS IDENTIFIED AS
TIE BOGUS J. COLEMAN DRAYTON
Man In the-Hennepin County
Jail, Charged With Swindling
Minneapolis Woman Out of
$250, Is Recognized by The
Globe's Staff Artist as the
Individual Who Manipulated
. Newspapers for Senator
Ciark In Montana.
J. J. Carlisle, the professional hypno
tist, is the man who paraded the cities
of Montana as J. Coleman Drayton.
The young man claiming the name of
Carlisle who is in the Hennepin county
jail awaiting trial on the charge of
swindling has been positively Identified
as the J. Coleman Drayton who con
trolled a number of Montana papers for
Senator W. A. Clark when the Mon
tana millionaire was making his fight
Thomas Thurlby, staff artist of The
Globe, went to Minneapolis last night
and securing admission to the county
jail visited Carlisle and positively iden
tified him as the man who was known
as J. Coleman Drayton when living in
Butte and other Montana cities.
Mr. Thurlby, who was employed on a
Minneapolis paper when Senator Clark
sought re-election, was engaged to go
to the ■ West and with several other
artists furnish the picture campaign
material. Arriving in Butte Mr. Thurl
by was directed to J. Coleman Drayton
who was the recognized head of the
Clark papers and from this "Mr. Dray
ton" Mr. Thurlby received all orders
while in Montana. 7 -;■;? -.*■>*'
Carlisle has stoutly maintained since
being identified as Harry Silberberg by
the superintendent of the St. Paul
Pinkerton agency, that the detective
was mistaken, and last night, when
confronted by Mr. Thurlby, he refused
to .weaken and denied the claim of
The Globe artist, v
"That's J. Coleman Drayton," said
Mr. Thurlby, when shown Carlisle in
his cell at the jail. "I worked for him in
Montana and knew him then well
enough to remember him now."
"I think you are making a mistake,"
declared Carlisle. * -
"I am sure I am not," answered The
■Globe artist. "I remember you all
right."'.-• 7 - ...
".Well,", said Carlisle, with a peculiar
smile, "you might also remember that
that man that you think I am was good
enough to give you more money than
you engaged to go out there for."
As the Harry Silberberg, who rote
the full confession of the cleverest con
fidence man for the New York paper
stated, the J. C. Drayton, of Montana
fame, was lavish with Senator Clark's
.money and the fact that Carlisle knows
that the Montana Drayton delighted
the hearts of the imported artists with
increases in their salaries, merely
strengthens .the conviction that Harry
Silberberg, alias J. Coleman Drayton,
is now J. J. Carlisle, prisoner in the
Hennepin county jail.
Supt. Vallins, who identified Carlisle
as Harry Silberberg, insists that his
identification could not be more posi
tive and asserts further that Carlisle,
'during their private interview, admit
ted that he was Silberberg, alias J.
Coleman Drayton, and asked the de
tective to conceal the fact until he got
out of his present trouble. Carlisle in
sisted that he merely asked this to
avoid the natural, prejudice against
him that the statement would create.
Boasts of His Crooked Exploits.
Silberberg is a man with an interna
tional reputation. He has, according
to his confession written by himself
and sold to a New York newspaper,
stolen thousands in Mexico, grafted
thousands in New York, forged ex
change drafts in San Francisco, rob
bed a count of his wife in Venice,
welched his race bets for thousands in
India, been entertained by the king of
Siam by means of forged credentials
and married women in several parts
of the world.
Silberberg first attracted the atten
tion of the Pinkertons when he was
well on his career as a confidence
man. He had turned his Mexican and
American tricks, and was in "Venice,
when, at the advice of the countess
who deserted her husband to follow
him, he took the name of J. C. Dray
ton, in order to pose as a member of a
great family—the Astors. He posed
as Drayton with great success until,
through error, a lot of his photographs
were forwarded from Budapest to the
real J. Coleman Drayton, and these
photographs were turned over to Rob
ert Pinkerton by the real Drayton,
with instructions to hunt down* the
imposter and bring him to justice.
Silberberg, evidently hard pressed
for money in New York, this summer
wrote for a New York paper the "Full
Confession of the Cleverest Sharper
and Trickster in the World." In this
confession the man was apparently
honest for the first time since his first
fall from grace, for he related facts
that have been confirmed in almost
every instance. ■ • -
Yet when penning the confession the
"dark blood in his ancestry" that he
refers to exercised Its Influence, for
the man who Is now in jail for swin
dling a girl out of a few paltry hun
dreds of dollars, then wrote:
"I must have been a fool, for there
THE ST. PAUL GLOBE; FRIDAY, DECEMBER 25, 1903.
?f^v^ IT "*2^\ ■
x^sxyX*X*£%jksm\w^B^a\ __F '•#**"- ]
■ ~k »?^'^^J^flSP [IP " ■
■^ . / ">£_. ___________
J. J. CARLISLE
Proves to Be the Notorious Confidence
Man Who Controlled Montana News
" papers in Behalf of Senator Clark, a
is no escape for a man who does
wrong. It is only a question of time
when Nemesis will overtake him. I
see how wrong my course has been.
It is time to turn over a new leaf."
His Career in the West.
• Silberberg, will be more easily iden
tified here in the West when he is
pointed out as the man who "tore
things loose" in Montana but a few
years ago, when Senator W. A. Clark
was having his fight for re-election.
,- Silberberg had married a rich -wom
an in Texas about that time, and, en-
Joying one of his reform spells, he
went to Denver, where he secured
employment as a special advertising
man, who made a specialty of write
ups. This part of his confession fol
lows: . -iii.
"In the interest of the proprietor of
a Denver journal I began exposes of
certain mining . frauds which netted
large sums of money. Some weeks my
share amounted to $300 or more. After
my European experience I was able to
entertain handsomely and get into
Rocky Mountain society—some social
peaks higher than others.
"I was still Drayton, but passed as a
cousin and not the real J. Coleman
Drayton. A political campaign was
on, and I made public speeches, hav
ing inherited gifts from my father for
oratory. My address at Colorado
Springs caused Gov. Thomas to ap
point me commissioner to "false : funds
for a special mining exhibit at the
Paris exposition. I was successful in
getting handsome subscriptions, but
none of them reached Paris.*
Works for Senator Clark.
"During my tour through the min
ing districts I had a. private car and
spent $35,000 for entertainments. The
governor was a Democrat, and the Re
publican press fought me so bitterly
that I resigned and went to Montana.
"There I entered the service of Sen
ator Clark, who was seeking re-elec
tion. Being a successful public speak
er and knowing how to win votes I suc
ceeded from the start. The senator's
son Charles I liked immensely and per
suaded him to invest In newspapers.
Five papers were acquired' outright.
My share was an appointment as ed
itor of the Great Falls Tribune. My
salary was 1300 a week from the paper
and $300. from the senator's son. .
"This was the event of my life, and I
might have made it a stepping stone
to honorable achievement. It was the
one opportunity of a career. Every
favor was showered on me and I had
things all my own way until an expert
went over the books and reported me
too extravagant even for Montana. I
need not describe my leave taking. I
landed in New York with some $25,
--000, the remains of my Montana and
Colorado financial round-up."
The man claims that his real name is
Harry Silberberg. His story is that
he is the son of a Jewish rabbi, Wil
liam Silberberg, a man of great gifts.
This rabbi came to America from War
saw, Poland, and married a beautiful
polish woman in Milwaukee. He drift
ed into business after coming to Amer
ica and became a merchant. During
the Civil war he was a blockade runner
and made a fortune.
Silberberg then relates how his fa
ther, after establishing a chain of stores
in the West, died and left his two sons,
Harry and Aaron, in charge of the
business. Aaron worked hard, but Har
ry started on the downward path. He
was making money too easily and it
went easy. After five months in the
business he was found by his brother
to be $87,000 short in his accounts.
He left and went to Mexico. There
working with an operator he got $50,
--000 out of a bank by means of a bogus
telegram. He was arrested this time,
but his mother came to the rescue and
secured his release, after he had serv
ed a portion of a three-year term in
Silberberg then started in the spe
cial advertising business and never
missed an opportunity to make money
He secured $3,000 from a contracting
firm that thought he was able to place
a contract with it and then started for
the West. He visited St. Paul on that
trip and lost most of his money over
the gaming table. In San Francisco
he forged exchange drafts and made
54.600. He was arrested, but he had
married a rich Rochester, N. V., girl
and the girl's father finally succeeded
In getting the two out of' this trouble.
Silberberg then left the states and
was next heard of in Europe. He had
his romance with the wife of the count,
and the two traveled together for some
time. He was arrested in London for
walking off with diamonds secured on
credit in Carlsbad and was taken back
to Germany, where he was sentenced
to three years in prison. Home friends,
through representatives in congress, at
length secured a pardon for him. *
In Calcutta Silberberg bought the
horses of Millionaire Walker, -giving
the millionaire his I. O. U. for 16,000
rupees. He then deposited bogus
drafts for $50,000 to cover his losses
with the bookmakers and left before
his hand was exposed. > 7> -
In Siam he plastered fake credentials
with plenty of red tape and sealing wax
and received a valuable railroad con
cession from the king of Siam. -
Pioneer Woman Dies.
Mrs. Mary Moran, widow of Patrick
Moran, one of the first policemen of St.
Paul, and a pioneer of the state, died
yesterday at the residence of her daugh
ter. 23 East Ninth street. Mrs. Moran
was bom in Ireland and came to America
when a girl. She resided in Minnesota
sixty years. Funeral services will be
held at the Cathedral Saturday morning
and the remains will be shipped to
Barnesvllle for burial.
Don't Rob the Bank.
SALEM. S. D., Dec. Robbers blew
open the vault in the First National bank
but were frightened away before they se
cured any money. There was $8,000 in the
The Papular New Store STBHS^Bf^BP^ISH^ *1-^§*S_l WP "TST^k *___T*fef #__lß',,,*ttfe #l_H**®_%*P*_B- _ttP'
92-94.96 E. 7.h St. M Jhf| jK I_| J|M§ »J| |l B«-*P j AWI KENNEDY,
R"d ~ H a WTalvW S^W 9VKflfl t1 ▼ W McLEOD,
4i4.4i6-4iß a___M- JH^JHL__lM__3f _.M 4.1 SF wi __7 I «_. I H
Minnesota Street ***• «*»M^-g jjjj^jjjg «*W»«JIU %BU^«JIU «fe «£& McARTHUR CO.
CHRISTMAS GREETING, '
WE WISH ONE AND ALL A MERRY CHRISTMAS AND A HAPPY NEW YEAR.
To our many friends and patrons we desire to extend the season's greeting and our heartfelt thanks for their patronage during the time we
have been in business. . . a **"
This is our second Christmas anniversary, and since opening our establishment, we having been exceedingly fortunate in having seemingly,
filled a need, and have evidently found a place in the confidence of the buying public. We have also endeavored to merit the appreciation of
- every patron; .we have aimed to carry only the best grade of goods found in establishments of reputable standing; we have tried to fill orders with
the utmost care, and in short have endeavored to make this "St. Paul's Popular Store." * -r *a to nn oraers :**.""
Soon after opening our doors we found our floor space entirely inadequate to meet the demand of a large and growing patronage and we were
forced almost immediately to double the size of our store, by building our Minnesota street annex. This gives us room for "many ' new depart
ments, and makes possible the carrying of every line necessary in a thorough up-to-date department store.
Our patronage during the past year has been phenomenal, and we wish to assure our patrons, that while we thank them for past patronage,
we shall continue in the future to try to improve our facilities and, more than ever, merit their further confidences. '
We wish to remind them that human beings are not infallible, and that mistakes may happen, despite precautions taken to prevent them. We
have, we believe, made as few mistakes and caused our patrons as little annoyance as any store doing such a tremendous business; and in the
future, as well as in the past, we will appreciate the report of errors and will promptly rectify any mistakes of our employes. We shall continue
££_ give our patrons the best goods at the least money, to treat them in a courteous manner, and as always, guarantee absolute satisfaction on every
-.purchase."?v--"*i "■-•■'•.' ■ >'■-"---.■•.-77 . .;7-.*..- *
.-.^ Again, we wish ypu all a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. THE EMPORIUM
KENNEDY, McLEOD, McARTHUR CO. 92-94-96 E. Seventh Street., and 414-416-418 Minnesota Street.
KRIS RLE CALLS
ON THE LITTLE ONES
Elks Make 500 Happy—Chil
dren in Orphan, Asylums and
.''---.w^.fc'.s ''i•;>'.;*". 'xyx '■'■"
The coming of Kris Kringle was an
ticipated in more than one poor home
in St. Paulyepterday. Through the ef
forts of the Elks, the ' trustees 'of the
Protestant^ orphan asylum and -7' other
charitable 'organizations ! Santa was a
day ahead of time, .but his coming was
just as-welcome as If it was on the ap
pointed day. ' '. 1- .• .■:'-_
The Elks gladdened the hearts of
500 little ones. Their hall in the Lowry
block yesterday afternoon was filled to
overflowing with the youngsters—tots
in their mother^' arms—children whose
eyes grew the larger as Santa came,
their way^nd; boys who, if they ere
big, took as much interest in the dis
tribution as "their : more youthful com
panions. , '■(. ".-''-'.'■ <: '-y/yy%x''--.'-'''r
" Louis ■ TNash impersonated ... Santa
Claus, and. as/each child was led up to
him, the youngster was presented with
a box of candy/ possibly a | toy, , and
some article of 'wearing apparel— pair
of overshoes, a cap or a pair of warm
mittens. \'i " : --~ ■* i: "*''''-:: * ■'■'--.'''-'ix^-i'
To add to the distribution there was
ah Impromptu musical entertainment
in which a number of the Elks took
part. Each child was admitted by
ticket and all were provided with free
rides to their homes. ~ - ••V.*'*'"- -■-■■■■■
The committee in charge was made
up of W. L. Baldwin, chairman; A. M.
Enrlght, Dudley Finch, Allen Krieger,
J. Fliegler Jr., Dr. McLain, Ed Hol
loway, Herbert Conner, M. E. Nichols,
W. S. Dunn, George Beasley, John Barr,
"M.J.McFadden.'- '; 7- :
Others' who labored in the service
of the children were Exalted Ruler Dr.
H. Is. Bryant,*.'Rollin Stewart, Robert
Eldridge, Fred M. Catlin, Frank Car
penter, R. H. Seng. .; 7: . . .. '
Orphans Made Happy.
One of the prettiest of the free gift
events yesterday was at the Protestant
orphan asylum, where a score or more
of homeless tots were made happy. A
monster Christmas tree graced the cen
ter of the large assembly room and all
of the children were supplied from its
well laden branches.
The women members of the board
were treated to a pretty surprise, a
gift from the children In the shape of
a dainty tea holder, fashioned from
linen and the handiwork of the little
ones. . -' *X:.'.' ? . t£fi
Under the direction of Miss Lydia
WeinzlerP the board was treated to a
unique musical entertainment, every
number of which was contributed by
the children. «•::"} -'•-.*. h. . ?&■
At the city hospital the little cripples
of that institution were made happy by
the distribution of gifts, nuts and
candy, and " a < musical entertainment
contributed., by Miss Katherine Rich
ards Gordon's class from St. John's
Sunday school. Christmas is the one
brigi-. spot in their lonely little lives,
and the occasion yesterday was made
doubly so by the entertainment fur
nished. After treating the children in
the cripples' ward, they were driven to
St. Luke's "hospital, where more cheer
awaited them. ; -":;.•-."--"■
At the Bethesda hospital the adults
as well as the children were treated to
a glimpse r ef. Santa Claus. All the pa
tients were, moved out into the big hall
of tne hospital, where a musical pro
gramme' was? given for their entertain
ment. Each patient was presented by
Supt. C. A Hulkram with a Testament
and nuts, fruits and candy.
Christmas cheer .will prevail in all
the city and county institutions to
day. At the county jail a big dinner
will be served, after which there will
be a distribution of candy and fruits.
The prisoners at the workhouse will be
similarly treated. x:x :-•.-:."
The Salvation Army is figuring on
dispensing 500 Christmas dinners today
which will be supplemented by dinners
furnished by nearly every other char
itable organization and association in
the city...;!-,;,...- ...... .."--...-...■•■
Free Rides on Street Cars.
More "than. 1,000 free rides will have
been rung _up by the St. Paul "City
Railway company tonight. .
. They are. the company's share in the
free gift and dinner distribution that
the Salvation Army and other char
itable institutions will have in charge.
Every poor. person who enjoys the
We wish-to extend.
A Merry Christmas
*T* i *.- , •--;.- -» -.3 - ... -.; , ■
A Happy New Year
To our host 6f friends' and^customers
who have aided in making, our business
a success during the past season.
OUR FINE FURS
Speak for themselves, and we shall be
pleased to. show you as carefully a se
lected line j of goods as i" to be found In
the city,-, "f r you will favor us with a
call. Prices £1 ways light. .
.< •■■ . .- 7 ..-. :,*= ■
CHAS. A, ALBRECHT
THE WABASHA STREET FURRIER,
. . 384 Wabasha Street . .
.- '^ ST." PAUL. MSN?..
hospitality of the Salvation Army to
day will be provided with a free ride
to and from his home. >-.
The company's regulation passes
were in circulation yesterday on sev
eral of the car lines that serve the
poorer section of the city. Invariably
the holders were children, and when
their parents accompanied them, they,
too, were supplied.
PEDDLERS SELL NUTS
Complaint Is Filed With Health De
partment Against Hucksters on
Complaint was yesterday filed with
the health department against a score
or more of peddlers engaged in selling
nuts and cheap candies from wagons
on Seventh street.
The nuts, it was charged, were so
worm-eaten that they were worthless
for food, while the candy offered for
sale, it was alleged, was so unclean
that it was dangerous to health.
Wagons loaded with these Christmas
supplies lined the sidewalks along
Seventh street from Wabasha to Jack
son, and the owners did a lively busi
ness. Four pounds for 25 centsa fig
ure that good nuts cannot be bought at
wholesale the price asked. As for
the candy, it sold for less than the price
of good sugar, and all of the stuff look
ed as though it had been in a fire. The
nuts were scorched and worm-eaten,
and altogether so disreputable looking
that their appearance alone should
have deterred anyone from buying
Peddlers are generally kept off the
business streets, and the appearance of
the score or more that lined Seventh
street yesterday brought forth a lively
protest from the storekeepers dealing
in these commodities.
The health - department sent out an
inspector to inquire into the charges,
but as the peddlers had been practi
cally limited to "one day no arrests were
made. ]'-"y-^X. s
Employers and Employes Re-
member Each Other.
State and county officials and heads
of prominent concerns were appropri
ately remembered yesterday by their
employes, whose tokens showed their
S. G. Iverson, state auditor, was yes
terday presented with a handsome ma
hogany library table by the employes
in his office. The table was sent to
Mr. Iverson's home on Marshall avenue
and awaited him there when he went
home from the office.
County Auditor Krahmer was the re
cipient of a handsome Turkish leather
chair from the clerks of his office, and
in return each of the employes was re
The employes of the county treasur
er's office presented Mr. Metzdorf with
a shaving set, and Sheriff Justus de
lighted each deputy in his employ with
a neat gold star. 7,
Secretary Stine, of the Commercial
club, was the recipient of a handsome
mahogany chair, presented by members
of the club. xf"h~'J
One of the most substantial presents
made by any concern to its employes
was an increase of 5 per cent in the
salary of the employes of the First Na
tional bank. A similar benefaction was
made last year.
The employes of the St. Paul Rub
ber company on East Third street were
given an extra week's salary, a custom
which has been followed by the firm
for some time.
S. Fox, manager of the dress goods
department of Mannheimer's, was re
membered by the men in his depart
ment, who presented him with some
handsome cut glass dishes.
BROKEN MAIN LOSES
MUCH GOOD WATER
Half a Million Gallons a Day Goes Into
. • . . '•-."'■-- x"- ■•■•: ■ "■*■- -yy.-...--..
Disciples of the water wagon will be
pained to learn that 500,000 gallons of
wholesome drinking water went astray
yesterday and the night previous. The
loss occurred in the big water main
that supplies the West side, and ,it
wasted itself in the murky waters of
the ice-crusted Mississippi. Before the
leak can be repaired it is estimated
that 2.000,000 of St. Paul's "best" will
have been lost.
An examination made yesterday
proves that the leak in the big Broad
way main that crosses the Mississippi
near the union depot is more serious
than at first supposed. Tests made with
a meter showed a heavy waste, and the
loss Is increasing. ...;- ;.
An effort was made yesterday to se
cure a diver to , make . temporary re
pairs, but no one would take the job
until after the holidays, which will not
be before Monday. The department is
not the owner of . a diving apparatus.
It has depended upon Minneapolis for
this necessity and also a man to op
erate it. - *:K < ■
If the leak increases in size tomorrow
the main will be shut off and the water
supply, for the West side sent through
the emergency main beneath the Wa
basha street bridge.
." Avoid the crowd the first days of Jan.
and make your deposits now for 6 mos. in
terest July 1, at The State Savings Bank.
Our Safety Deposit Vaults are" the best.
Security' Trust Company, N. Y. "Lit bldg.
CHEAP WORLD'S FAIR
RATES ARE ASSURED
Decision Against Ticket Scalp
ers Makes Low Fares to St.
Now that the supreme court of the
state of Missouri has denied the writ
of prohibition asked for by the ticket
brokers of St. Louis the railways en
tering that city have announced their
intention of granting the reduced rates
asked for by the world's fair commis
sioners and the city.
Ever since the exposition project was
launched the railroads have taken the
stand that they could not grant re
duced rates while the ticket brokers
were permitted to carry on their busi
ness under sanction of law. The fight
was a bitter one and towards the close
the railroads were supported by the
world's fair commission and the city
officials, the latter's stand changing
when it was declared that the railroads
would refuse to grant reduced rates if
protection were given the "scalpers" by
the city administration.
The writ of prohibition dis
solved by the supreme court in
Jefferson City Wednesday was se
cured by the brokers last July
for the purpose of withholding
the effect of the injunction issued
against them by the St. Louis circuit
court on the petition of six Western
railroads having terminals in St. Louis.
The temporary injunction obtained
by the roads, which now goes into ef
fect, restrains the brokers and their
agents from buying, selling or dealing
in mileage, excursion or commutation
tickets where it plainly appears thereon
that the ticket was issued and sold be
low the regular scheduled rate, under
contract with and signed by the origi
nal purchaser. It is held that a ticket
of this character is nontransferable.
Between forty and fifty suits were
brought against separately named
firms in St. Louis, all scalpers being in
cluded. The prosecuting roads were
the Burlington, Missouri Pacific, Iron
Mountain, St. Louis & San Francisco,
Chicago & Alton and Missouri, Kansas
The application for a writ of prohi
bition was made by Herman Burback
and other brokers" against the judges
of the circuit court to enjoin them
from trying suits brought by the rail
St. Paul railroad men said yester
day that a rate of one fare for the
1 finish your Christmas shopping i
1 by ordering a case of the a
I -MEW BREIW" |
||^ The Best: Bottle Beer Tel 935 J
round trip from the Twin Cities to St.
Louis will probably be made on ac
count of the exhibition.
On Jan. 1 the Pennsylvania railroad will
establish it. own sales department in the
Eastern cities for the disposal of the prod
uct of Its hard coal mines through its
own agents instead of through commission
men. This is in line with the plan of the
other anthracite-hauling roads.
Officials of the Pere Marquette express
the opinion that the road will obtain $..
--000,000 a year gross business by reason ,
of the independent entry it has secured in
to Chicago. The alliance made with the
Lake Shore X Michigan Southern is re
garded as an ideal one.
P. H. Wright, assistant general manager
of the Lake Shore, will retire on Jan. 1
on full pay. Mr. Wright entered the em
ploy of the Lake Shore in 1881, was with
the Erie from 1873 to 1881 and has been
with the Lake Shore since.
Teachers' Examination Will Be Held
Examinations for those who desire
teachers" professional certificates will
be held in Room 15 at the Central high
school, Dec. 29 to Jan. 1. The pro
gramme will be:
Tuesday, Dec. 29. —Morning, general
history and rhetoric; afternoon, psy
chology and English literature.
"Wednesday — Morning, bookkeeping
and botany; afternoon, history of edu
cation and chemistry.
Thursday—Morning, solid geometry
and zoology; afternoon, political econ
omy, school law and trigonometry.
Friday Morning, school economy
and astronomy; afternoon, geology,
moral philosophy and logic.
TO CURE A COLD IN ONE DAY.
Take Laxative Bromo Quinine Tablets.
All druggists refund the money If it falls
to cure. E. W. Grose's signature Is on
each box. 25c.
Grocers rfold Claims for Produce Shipped
to Mankato Firm.
Special to The Globe.
MANKATO, Minn., Dec. 24.—Cassidy &
Howe, known as the Southern Minnesota
Cold Storage company, were today ad
judged bankrupts by Referee Flittie. The
first meeting of creditors will be held Jan.
16. Numerous grocers and others all over
this section hold claims for produce
shipped to this firm.
Attention is called to notice of State
Savings bank under "Announcements."