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TUESDAY EVENING, JAmTARY 1. 1901.
Jan. 3, 1901,
f^ A/ COLLET AYE. JAjPZ^Zs
L^ tiFTtt STREET j£S^^^fjl/
Our Annual Linen and Muslinwear Sale, which begins on
Thursday of this week, will be the largest sale of this char,
actor that we have ever held. Our stock is large, our store
space ample, and a sufficient sales force to give our customers
the best possible service. The ladies of the Twin Cities and
the Northwest are most cordially invited to avail themselves
of this opportunity to supply or replenish their linen stocks.
We include in this sale everything which comes under the
Linens & Housekeeping Goods
Pattern Cloths and Napkins —We make a specialty of
these goods, showing a large assortment of the newest pat
terns, 2, 2\ and 3 yard widths: round, square and oblong.
Table Damask —By the yard —bleached, half-bleached and
cream. And we have a large lino of new patterns to
Hemstitched Sets, Tray Cloths,
Fringed Sets, Tea Cloths,
Linen Sheets and Pillow Cases, Napkins,
Cottca Sheets and Pillow Cases, Towels,
Bed Spreads, Towelings,
Turkish Bath Towels, Etc.
Everything in our complete Linen Department
at Reduced Prices.
Muslins and Sheetings
(By the Yard).
3,000 yards bleached, yard wide muslin, at. per yard. 6o
Wide Sheetings — Bleached and brown,
such brands as New Bed ford, Wamsut
ta. Utica, Atlantic, Pequot, Lockwood
Yard Wide Goods —lnclude Wamsutta,
Pride of the West, Burleigh. Fern, Lons
dale, Fruit of the Loo id, Langdon, G.
B. Blackstone, Old Glory, Anchor.
Following our usual custom, in connection with our January
Linen Sale we make special prices on our whole stock of
Muslin Underwear. Our line was never more complete
than that which we now offer. All garments are the latest
spring styles, new and dainty trimmings, the best of fab
rics, and in variety sufficient to please everybody. Note
the following prices:
$1.00 Skirts -85 \
1.25 Skirts $100
1.50 Skirts 1-30:
2.00 Skirts 175
2.50 Skirts 2.00
2.75 Skirts 2.25
3.25 Skirts 2.75
4.50 Skirts 3.75
5.00 Skirts 4.25
5.75 Skirts 4.75
7.00 Skirts 6.00
SI.OO Skirts .85
1.25 Skirts $100 j
1.50 Skirts 125
.50 Covers 45
$1.00 Covers -85
1.25 Covers $100
1.50 Covers 1-25
1.75 Covers 150
2.25 Covers 175
2.50 Covers 2.00
3.00 Covers 2.50
4.75 Covers 4.00 \
For the benefit of our customers, and to keep our new Dra-
Dery Department before the public, during our Linen Sale
we make a reduction of Fiftitt »»«r Oin! on our Lace Cur
tains. Our line includes Ruffled. *sottinghams, Irish Points,
Brussels Net, Renaissance, Arabians, etc.
$1.00 Curtains for 80
1.50 Curtains f0r.... $1.25
1.75 Curtains for 1.49
2.50 Curtains for 2.12
8.00 Curtains for 2.55
8.50 Curtains f0r.... 2.98
4.50 Curtains for 3.82
5.50 Curtains f0r.... 4.67
0.00 Curtains for 5./0
7.50 Curtains f0r.... 6.37
VJ.OO Curtains for 7.65
ODDS AND ENDS —One or two pairs of a kind, at
SPECIAL LOW PRICES
BUMPED ASTREET CAR
Two Firemen Are Jnjnred in a Col
Henry Priebe and Hugh McKay of fire
engine Xo. 14. were severely injured yes
terday in a collision with a street car
while on their way to a fire. The steamer
was responding to a North Minneapolis
call and was running at full speed on the
car track. Above Xinth avenue N on
Ebb ■ - - pjpwi—i ■
OPTiC 1154, 409 Niiollef
MMniHwifcuiiiiiniiiii in im fn i i nil i nmnmi nwmom
$1.00 Gowns .85
1.25 Gowns $1.00
1.35 Gowns /•/«£
1.50 Gowns 1.30
1.75 Gowns 1.50
2.00 Gowns U5
2.25 Gowns 2.00
2.75 Gowns 2.25
3.50 Gowns 3.00
4.50 Gowns 3.75
5.50 Gowns 4.75
0.25 Gowns 5.50
.05 Drawers .50
.85 Drawers .75
1.00 Drawers .90
1.25 Drawers 1.00
1.50 Drawers 1.35
8.50 Drawers 3.00
4.50 Drawers 3.75
$1.00 Chemise . .55
1.50 Chemise $135
1.75 Chemise 1.50
2.25 Chemise 175
2.75 Chemise 2.25
3.25 Chemise 2.75
$10.00 Curtains for.. . $8.50
12.00 Curtains for... 10.20
15.00 Curtains for... 12.75
20.00 Curtains for... 17.00
25.00 Curtains foi... 21.25
80.00 Curtains for... 25.50
35.00 Curtains for... 29.75
40.00 Curtains for. .. 34.00
45.00 Curtains for... 38.25
50.00 Curtains for... 42.50
Washington avenue a car had stopped for
the apparatus to pass. The steamer did
not leave the track in time, owing to the
slippery rail, but struck the rear of the
car with such force as to throw the two
men violently from the steamer.
Priebe was found to be suffering from a
severe laceration of the back and shoulders
and was removed to St. Barnabas hospital.
McKay's injuries wer? not so serious. He
was taken to his home, 1310 Twenty-sec
ond avenue X.
THE LIVESTOCK YEAR
South St. Paul Was a Busy Place
The totals of receipts at the Union
stockyards. South St. Paul, for the year
are: Hogs received, 500,465: cat tip, 17-*,715;
calves, 44,548; sheep, 490,043; horses,
26,089: cars, 17,231. In each cape there
■were big gains over last year. Shippers
received about $6,000,000. The annual
meeting of the South St. Paul Live Stock
Kxchange was held to-day.
PERKINS—MiiS. ELIZABETH A., widow of
Captain Win. J. Perkins of Bristol, Me.,
and mother of James T. Perkins of this
city, at midnight, Dee. 30. Funeral notice
THE MINNEAPOLIS JOUKNAL.
'Choice farm and city mortgages for sale.
Title Insurance and Trust company. -"
Flowers for funerals and all other "> pur
poses shipped to all parts of the northwest.
. Mendenhall, florist, 37 Sixth street S.
I Subscribe for all magazines, , papers, etc.,
I and ' get your binding done at the; Century
News Store, 3 Third street S, near Henne
pin avenue. jSMMp
! Palestine Tent, N0.'43, K. O. T. XI., will
' hold a public installation of officers onFrl
-1 day evening, Jan. 4. A nine musical pro-"
gram will follow the Installation.,. '■
Money deposited in the Hennepln County
: Savings Bank up to Jan. 5 begins drawing !
0 per cent interest from the Ist. Compounded '
twice a year. - Present deposits, $2,260,000.
Begin the new year by renting a safe de- |
posit box In the Minnesota Loan and Trust
Co.'s vaults, No. 313 Nlcollet avenue. It costa
but $5 per year, .and protects against both
fire and burglars. -
Mrs. Julia Brechet, 40 Eastman avenue,
died yesterday of pneumonia, aged 72. - The
funeral.will take;place from the residence of
her daughter, Mrs, W. P. Howe, Wednesday
afternoon, at 1:30.
t William C. Crawford, eldest son of Hamil
: ton and Mary Crawford, aged 17 years, died
yesterday at St. Barnabas hospital. Funeral
will take place from the family residence, |
729 E Seventeenth street, to-morrow.
)■: Pauline, a three-year-old daughter of V. C.
Russell, 1900 Columbus avenue, ticket agent
for the Wisconsin Central railroad, while
playing with matches, at her home, last
night caused a blaze that did $100 damage.
Mrs. J. T. Jacobson, of this city", while
visiting in La Crosse, Wis., was injured last,
Sunday in a street car accident. Mrs. Jacob
j son, in alighting from the car, was thrown
i to the ground, sustaining a fracture of the
I We have a large, well-furnished room in
, strictly modern flat to rent to one or two
young men; family private; no other room
ers; location central; good references given
and required and price reasonable. Address
V 819, Journal.
I Michael Weisman, who was released yester-
I day from the workhouse by the state board
of pardons, was again arrested later in the
day upon a charge of assault and battery
I sworn out by Guy C. Engstrom. Weisman |
j was released on bail.
I Gilbert Olson, of Calmar, lowa, while intox
icated last night, fell to the sidewalk at
. Second avenue N. and Washington. He was
I taken to the city hospital, but upon exam
! ination it was round that he was uninjured.
The patrol wagon took the man to the cen
j One of the good old sort of cocking mains
j was enjoyed by a few of the "wise ones" at
i Columbia Heights late Saturday night and
Sunday morning. The birds were all from'
, these parts' and most of the sports in at
i tendance were Minneapolitans. " The game
was conducted very much on the quiet.
The absorption of the Nicollet National
bank by the First National bank took place
■ this morning. President Foss of the Nieollte
National .will be retained by the First Na
tional in the capacity of vice-president. E.
C. Brown, cashier; Melvin E. Wood and H. P.
I Neweomb of the Nieollet National, will also
| be retained.
D. C. Bell, treasurer-elect for the county,
■ submitted his bonds" to the commissioners
! yesterday. It was satisfactory. His surety Is
| the Fidelity and Deposit company of Balti
| more, which has undertaken to say that it
I will be responsible for $500,000. Sheriff Me
gaarden's bond for $25,000, with "the National
; Surety company behind the instrument, was
I For Rent—Within one block of Chamber of
i Commerce, you can rent room 7, McMillan
! building, Third avenue S and Third street.
I Room is 5".x19 feet, steam heated, well
1 lighted, second floor front. Just the room for j
! grain commission firm; blackboard. ::ox9,
j ruled for stocks and grain' Western Union
cable la. Price of $2.') per month and location
cannot be duplicated. Call at Journal oitice
THE WEATHER ;
Minnesota—Fair to-night and Wednes
' day; colder to-night; winds mostly north- S
erly. Wisconsin —Fair to-night and proba- j
: ably Wednesday; continued cold; variable j
I winds. lowa —Pair to-night and Wednes- |
' day; continued cold; variable winds,
I North Dakota—Fair to-night and VVednes
i day; rising temperature Wednesday; va
; riable winds. South Dakota—Fair to
' Light and probably Wednesday; colder in !
I northeast portion to-night; rising ter
n! perature Wednesday afternoon or night;
! variable winds. Montana —Partly cloudy
I to-night and Wednesday, with, snow-flur
! ries in extreme west portion; rising ter
n! perature; southwest winds,
MAIL IS STOPPED
! The Government Declare* Quaran-
m- Against (•reeuhaven, Wix.
An order received yesterday from Wash
ington directed the St. Paul railway postal
| authorities to receive no mail from Glen
: haven. Grant county, Wisconsin, because
, I of a smallpox epidemic at that place. %
I Dr. Henry M. Bracken, of the state
j board of health, says there is less danger of '
j smallpox spreading from Winona than any ■
| other town in tee state, because it-is be
i ing well managed there. The real source
}of danger from general Infection now is
! the lumber camps of Minnesota, Wisconsin
j and Michigan. An alarming feature of the
: situation was the disunositiop of certain
! physicians to confound chicken r>ox with
! small-pox. At present smallpox is epi
-1 j demic in thirty-eight towns and villages
lin the state. The condition In neighboring
I states is just as bad. The national* smalt
, pox epidemic had its origin In Cuba, being
' j brought to thp southern states during the
war with S^aln.
Rent's Friends Could Tell He Had
Clerk Ernest Real of the West Hotel is
j home from his Christmas vacation, which
j he spent in Chicago and its environs.' He
! brought back his, usual supply of pipe
| stories, and among others tells how he
! tried to sail an ice boat across Lake
I Michigan to his old home, Muskegon,
|' Mich. He says be got half way across
I when he encountered a twenty-mile
i stretch of open water, Not having sum
,i mer attachments for the boat, he turned
' back, and arrived in Chicago just in time
| to escape being lost in a blinding blizzard
i which came down over the lake. He says
I '■ he is going to write a story entitled "The
; Adventures of Ernest."
, MOVED HIS SALOON
i Kominrm Get* the Laucii on Long
i Lake Reformer*.
E. Kommers of Long Lake has ."pplied
! for a renewal of his liquor license. A trap
' had been laid for Kommers by his enemies,
who sought to drive him out of business!
i i The distance from the schoolhouee had been
'! covertly measured and it was ascertained
; that the saloon was 236 feet within the
l ' 1,500 foot line from the institution. .Mr.
' ! Kommers, when he learned that he war
t| inside, moved his saloon back 240 feet, or
I 1 four feet outside the dead line, and had
' the laugh on his enemies.
OWL CARS POPULAR
They Made a HH With Hew Century
The street railway company's pew 1
o'clock "owl" car schedule made a big hit
with the Minneapolis public last night.
The cars were crowded by people on their
way home from New Year's .gatherings.
In other years people have been forced to
break away from such social functions
Just as the new year was appearing in or
| der to make car connections. The late
| cars will be i run. for sixty days as an ex
! periment, and if the conditions warrant,
will then be permanently installed.
THE JINRIKSHA— ITS PLEASURES.
London Telegraph. •
At first the funniest mode of locomotion
in the world, a ride in a 'riksha, : soon
! grows to seem the pleasantest. You be
| gin by laughing at yourself and your - hu
: man pony, and end by enjoying and valu
ing the admirable contrivance. ?j Like the
I carriole of Norway and Sweden, it is • a
solitary affair. You cannot talk much,
except witH your two-legged steed, who,
however sturdy, has naturally not too
much breath to spare for that purpose.
Practice and sobriety. render * the oriental
coolie*, or "niasoku," who pull these ma
chines, wonderfully enduring. They ! will
trundle along with you ail over Japan,
sometimes ■ on ; terribly muddy roads,; at: a
steady, six or seven miles per hour. .
SPLENDID AND NEW
Commercial Club Rooms Wi \ Be
Furnished This Week.
DECORATIONS OF RARE BEAUTY
RU*hne»tt ami Comfort Have Been
Combined in lining Up (lie
j The beautiful new home of the, Commer
| cial, Club on the ninth floor of the Andrus
building is nearly - ready for occupancy.
The painting and decorating will be fin
ished in a day or two, and by Wednesday
the elegant furniture especially designed
for the club's new quarters will be put in
place. It will only be a few days now until
the 1 club will designate* a moving day, and
jits date will not be after Jan. 10, 1901.
Decorators, painters, artists, upholsterers,
scrubmen.and scrubwomen expect to turn
i the magnificent rooms over to the club
I members at least a day or two in advance
| of that. date.
L. A. Melvor, who has designed every
thing in connection * with the adornment
and furnishing of the rooms, is confident
that his part of the work will be done in
less than a week, and nothing then re
mains for the club to do.but remove its
accounts and membership roll to the finest
i clubrooms in the northwestern country.
It would be as easy to describe the lat
est Paris creation in millinery or a spe
i cially designed stained glass window as to
I tell of the beauties of the club's new
rooms. Delicate combinations in color, as
beautifully blended as the harmonies in a
Beethoven sonata, cannot well be de
scribed. .They must be seen with the eye,
as the sonata must be heard by the ear to
be appreciated. A Journal man walked
through the club's new home with .Mr. Mc
lvor to-day, and was bewildered by their
vast area and the exquisite embellishments
showing in all the colors of the rainbow.
The rooms are very large and well light
ed, and they are apparently commodious
enough to accommodate the club's large
membership. No one can have an ade
quate idea of their size who has not been
piloted through them. The club's present
quarters in the, Kasota building are as a
telephone booth to a storeroom in compari
son. There is room for everybody. Some
of' the rooms, notably the cardroom, the
main dining-room and the elegantly ap
pointed private dining-rooms, are particu
larly bright and inviting, even without
their furnishings. The cardroom in par
ticular, which is lighted from three- sides,
is a most charming retreat.
While the eye is reveling in the color
scheme which Mr. Mclvor has so suc
cessfully carried out in the general deco
rations, the special features in which his
art is most conspicuous, arrest the atten
tion. For example there is a ladies' par
lor, with windows to the west, just opposite
the assembly room. It is a dream of
oriental coloring and when furnished with
the rich tapestries and trappings of the
Orient it will be a thing of beauty and a
The assembly room ;is decorated in moss
| greens and old red. The furniture, all of
i special manufacture, will be of richly
! carved mahogany, upholstered in colors to
j harmonize with the decorations. The floor
| will be covered with Persian rugs. The
; draperies to windows, doors, arches, etc.,
! will blend in the harmonious color scheme
i and will be decorated with aplaqua. •
The assembly room, reading and billiard
rooms all look out on Nicollet avenue.
■ The latter will be done in mahogany and
will be equipped with six fine tables. The
draperies will be a rich, red color. -,
The Flemish grill room will be a beau
j tiful exponent of the decorator's art with
i its gay coloring of burnt orange, yellow
I and red, with draperies, to harmonize.
A delightful feature of the new quarters
\ is the private dining-rooms of which there
i are five. Each room has an individuality
|of its own in the way of coloring and
j decorations, viz., : . a*, white and , gold -room,
■ a blue room, a green room, a red room and
I a yellow room.- Each will have brand
i new furniture "to -. match." In the main
! dining-room the decorations are in olive
i green and mahogany. The tapestries, ta
bles, cabinets, sideboards, etc., etc,,,will
all harmonize with the decorator's ideas,
The card room will be furnished with old
1 rose-colored furniture to match the deco
i rations, The chess room will he in old
The beautiful •Colonnade" will have Bel
j gian decorations and furnishings, .the lights
; being concealed in arches.
■ The main lobby will be furnished and
j decorated in heraldic designs and colors.
Bis" Company of Entertainers at tin*
The Dewey's New Year bill, the "New
Majestic Burlesquers," is deserving of the !
fine patronage the house is receiving this ,
week. There is more talent, more genuine j
merit in the show than any that has ap- |
peared there for some time, with ope or i
two exceptions. In the entertainment :
nished by Mr. Ir win's company more at- '
tention is paid to individual performers j
than to burlesoue travesties, although the j
latter are as showy as anything that has j
been offered. The difference is that there
is not. so much of it.
Several of the acts in the olio are un
usually good. Swain & Burgess, German |
dialpet comedians, are an entertaining
pair, but they da not attempt to sing nor i
to hold the stage for an hour after ex- j
hausting their power to please. They do I
a neat "stunt" and then make way for ;
others. Baader and La Velle. introduce j
one of the prettiest trick bicycle acts in
the world. Aside from many intricate
maneuvers their work is characterized by
great boldness and finish. Jessie Padgham,
billed as a "sweet singer," was heard in
several ambitious selections but rather of
too hi^h an order for her auditors,
Something nearer the earth would be!
more acceptable in a burlesque. But Miss •
Padgham "can sing, and what makes her!
efforts peculiarly pleasing, is the enjoy
ment she takes in singing. The trolley car
acrobats are three very clever fellows who
can scarcely be headed in ' the acrobatic
line. Ray, the dancing contortionist, is !
a graceful, ececntric performer. Her act!
is one of the best on the bill. The hori- j
, zontal bar act of Rydon and Nelson is j
excellent, but they should stop there. j
I Their second "turn" with the little.girl ;
is bad. No one likes to see a little child
tossed about by the head and heels no mat-
I ter how artistically it is done. The tedious j
wait necessitated by the act is in itself!
sufficient to condemn it.
. The burlesques, "Mixed and Twisted,"
and "The Kneipp Cure," are funny and in
troduce a pretty bunch of girls in fetching
| costumes. -.
ALL NAMED "BILLY"
| Goat* That Give Milk Are Scarce in
A well-known traveling mar at thn West
Hotel is in dire straits because of his in
ability to get any goat milk tor his sick
i infant son.
The physicians who are in daily attend
■ ance upon the boy have recommended
goat's milk because it 18 more readily
assimilated than any other brand of lac-"
tated fluid. The drummer immediately set"
out on a hunt for milch goats. He has
i scoured all Minneapolis, but has as yet
been unable to Ret a line on the right
article. He learned by consulting recent
census statistics that there are about a
dozen goats in Minneapolis. He secured
an introduction to several of them, only
to learn that their point name was Billy.
; "I want to meet Mrs. Nannie," said he
to aJour nft 1 reporter this morning. "I
will give a liberal . reward for any owner
of a female goat who will deliver the same
at the West Hotel within a reasonable
length of time.
"Im surprised some of your dairymen
don't go into the goat milk business. Jn
Europe ther* is a big demand for goat
milk.. Consumptives and other invalids
create a steady market for it because it is
so easily assimilated. -." Every morning in
the German cities where I '. have been, i a
nanny ; goat is driven to the door of the
hotel and t the consumer * gets 1 h|s * supply
fresh; from ;■ its; source. I _ believe there
would be 1 money in it here" '
MAY FALL IN LINE
Minnesota Legislature to Be Asked
to Pass Crawford Law.
IN THE MOVE FOR UNIFORMITY
It Cover* the Laws on Bills of " Ex
■ . change, Notes, Protect*.
Uniform laws governing negotiable in
struments, after five years of effort, have
been adopted in sixteen states of the
union, and Minnesota will be asked this
winter to fall in line and pass the "Craw
ford law," as a substitute for all Minne
sota acts, on bills of exchange, notes, pro
The "Crawford law" is a codification of
what many regard as the best laws on the
subject and is similar to the Chalmers
digest, which has been adopted in Eng
land for uniform use in the British em
pire. It is there called the "bill of ex
change act." In America a similar move
ment was started in 1895 by the National
Conference of Commissioners on Uniform
State Laws. John J. Crawford of the New :
York bar was esked to draw up the bill,
and it was afterward slightly modified by
a subcommittee. The American Bar as
sociation indorsed it, and the toest Eng
lish authorities have pronounced it an
improvement on the "bills of exchange
act." Its purpose is to simplify and make !
uniform the practice of all the states. It i
has condensed all law and decisions on the
subject into a code of thirty-six pages.
Bankers are especially interested in the ,
matter of uniformity, as under the pres- ■
ent system a note may be drawn up in |
Minnesota for payment in New York to a;
Massachusetts man, and may be indorsed !
in Illinois and Ohio on its way, coming '
into contact, with as many different laws i
as there are states. The Minnesota Bank
ers' association was interested in the mat
ter at its convention in Winona last June,
where Professor James Paige of the law
department of the university delivered an
address on the subject. In indorsing the
measure he said:
This yaw will insure legal security. The
existing conflict in cases and statutes has
been absolutely irreconcilable, and it marvel
ous that commerce has grown so wonderfully,
resting on such an insecure basis. 1 attribute
it rather to common honesty of our mer
chants than to the protection of the law.
Professor Paige admitted that the pres
ent Minnesota, law was an excellent one,
in line with the most advanced thought,
but urged that when other states were
adopting a uniform act. Minnesota should
not remain at variance.
The "Crawford law" was opposed in the
legislature two years ago by country
members, who said that if bankers wanted
it, it was manifestly not the best thing
for the makers of notes. Professor Paige
says that on the contrary the only people
who will be injured are the lawyers, be
cause of the decrease in litigation it will
cause. It does not work to the disad
vantage of the maker of a note in any way,
but rather helps him, because it simplifies
procedure so much.
The principal changes it would make in
the Minnesota law are as follows:
I—Days of grace are abolished.
-—Notes maturing on Sundays, bank or le
gal holidays, are payable on the next succed
ing business day.
3—lnstruments falling due on Saturday are
to be presented for payment on the next suc
ceeding busiuess day, except that instruments
payable on demand may. at the option of the I
holder, be presented for payment before
twelve, noon, on Saturday, when that entire
dfly is not a holiday.
4—Where two men are joint makers of a
note, taking judgment against one releases
Several of the leading business men and
bankers of Minneapolis are interested in I
the passage of the measure. The advice i
of Professor Paige has been asked, and i
it is under*tood that he favors some slight !
modifications of the national act, in order i
to keep In line wlt}j the holdings of Miv- j
nesota courts in the past. He recom- I
menas a conference of banking and legal !
experts to modify the bill before having it
introduced in the Minnesota legislature.
Sentiment among bankers seems to be in
favor of introducing the bill as it stands,
however, in order to be in absolutely uni
formity with other states.
The uniform act is now in effect in Con
necticut, Colorado, Florida. New York,
Massachusetts, Maryland, Virginia, Colo
rado, Florida, New York, Massachusetts,
Maryland, Virginia, North Carolina, Dis
trict of Columbia, Wisconsin, Tennessee,
Oregon, Washington, Utah, North Dakota
and Rhode Island.
Sued for S-'.ISM.
Suit has been brought by the Great North
ern Railway company against H. C. Akeley
1 to recover $2,194, which it says it paid to
lift a lien from its depot at Willmar, Minu.
j The depot was built by L. M. Maxfield, and
j Mr. Akeley, it is claimed, went on his bond
| as surety In the sum of $5,000, that there
, should be no loss to the company from tbe
j acts of Mr. Maxfield. The latter, so the com
plaint saye, failed to pay for the stone used
j in the construction of the depot, and the
■ railway company was eventually compelled
\ to pay.
Arne 11, Thingstad has brought suit against
j his wife, Mattie Thingstad, for a dissolution
!of the bonds of matrimony. He accuses the
woman of infidelity.
j Judge Brooks has made an order granting
, a. new trial of the case of Malinda Swank
! against John Gorrien, unless the plaintiff
j consents to a reduction of, the verdict or
; $310 to $100.
MAIL SERVICE CHANGES
Improvement* Made on Minneapolis-
Improvements in the mall service be
tween the twin cities and Chicago will be
inaugurated to-day on the Burlington
| road and the Chicago Great Western. A
j mail car will be attached to the night
j train out from Minneapolis to Savanna,
and the baggage master will be relieved of
the task of looking after a lot of mail
pouches. The morning train from Savanna
' will also include a mail car. On the Chi
| cago Great Western the mail routes which
! have been divided at Dubuque will be
j consolidated and the mail cars will run
! straight through from and to Chicago.
NICE SUM ON HAND
Minnesota Haa HUM 1 . 120 In Her Vari-
onii Strong: Boxes.
■ Minnesota opened the new century with the
tidy sum 0f,5661,120 on the right side of the
ledger. This does not of course include' real
estate or investments. - The balance in the
various funds are as follows:
Revenue fund . $49,236.90
Soldiers' relief fund 61,458.31
Funding tax fund 8,198.19
Permanent school fund ... 135,165.19
General school fund ..'... 146.177. j
Permanent university fund ....: 11.837.14 !
General university fund ............. 45,339.55
Internal. improvement fund 7,871.34
Internal improvement land, fund..... 41,685.23
Internal improvement land fund in
terest .;,..,-....................:... 1,606.21
State institutions fund 100,884.73
State institutions fund interest 8,876.49
Swamp land fund 22.484.49
Grain inspection fund .20,239.63
Total .......:... , $661,120.88
CALIFORNIA GOLDEN SI.\SHI\E
Information for Winter Tourists.
-If you intend going to Colorado, Utah,
Arizona, Nevada or California, get low
rates and information from agents of the
North-Western Line. Fourteen * hours
quicker ' time . and money . saved and com
fort and convenience secured by the New
Through Tourist Car Service of this pop
ular route. •
It will pay you to look into this, as comf
ort on a lpng Journey:is an Hem to be
taken into serious consideration. Through
tourist cars without change leave every
Wednesday morning from Minneapolis at
9:30 a. m, ■ St. Paul, 10 a. m., arriving Los
Angeles Sunday morning, thus avoiding all
day travel qn Sunday, ;
By this ; route i you are less time on the
way ■ and in cars than' by any other line .to
San Francisco and Los Angeles via Ogden.
Ticket offices, i No. 413 ; Niooliet : ay, Minne
apolis; No. N 383 Robert; it, St. Paul. .
We wish our customers, past, present
and prospective, a most Happy New Year.
NEK ENGLAND FURNITURE & CARPET CO.
Closed all day Tu»*d*r, New Year'a Day.
Special lodocaments In tho way of Discounts on
Wtdutsday and Thursday.
New England Furniture ft Carpet Company
musVfSS&iS?."-™* Fifth St., Sixth St. & First Ay's: 5
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Great Slaughter in Prices, Bepßini Wei, Jan. 2,1901
We will sell the very Finest Separator Creamery Batter—
s=Lb. Jars, $1.25. 3=Lb. Jars, 75c
To get the Benefit of These Prices You Must Pay
. Cash on v«ry.
A. E. WAY, 1901 Fourth Avenue South,
Telephone, North Western, South 155 L-i.
■ J. W. NAGLEE, 2031 James Avenue Mo.
► ~ Hotai* and Restaurant* Tmlonhanm fo%- Speciallnducmmmntm.^m &
WATCHED CENTURY OUT
SERVICES AT MPLS. CHVRCHES
The Xew Year and \ew Century
Inhered In With the Sink
ing- of H> inns.
The death of the nineteenth century
and the birth of the twentieth were made
the occasion of impressive services in
many Minneapolis churches last night.
The fact that a century instead of a year
was being ushered in gave a solemnity to
the services which had its effect on every
The Methodist churches of the city and
Fremont Avenue Congregational church
united at Hennepin Avenue Methodist
church. The occasion was made notable
by the presence of Bishop Joyce and
Evangelists Crossley and Hunter. Under
their influence the services took on a re
vival character. Rev. Dr. C. B. Mitchell.
Rev. Dr. J. S. Montgomery and Rev. Dr.
R. X. MeKaig, also Rev. Mr. Fielder and
Rev. Richard Brown of the Freemont
Avenue Congregational church took part.
The church was thronged with worship
ers, who sang the hymns with a mighty
voice. After prayer by Dr. Mitchell and
scripture reading by Mr. Brown, Mr.
Fielder made a short address. Mr. Cross
ley sang appropriate solos, and Bishop
Joyce made a stirring address. This was
followed by a testimony meeting, after
which Mr. Hunter made an earnest plea
to the unconverted, to which many re
sponded. Just at midnight the congre
gation knelt in silent prayer, and then
as the bells rang in the glad new year,
the congregation rose and sang the dox
Several of the Episcopal churches held
watchnight service at 11:30 last uight. At
St. Mark's, the full surpliced choir at
tended and furnished special music. Rev.
T. W. Mac Lean, the rector, delivered
an earnest exhortation, urging his hear
ers to profit by the lessons of the dying
year. At 12:01 the choir welcomed the
new year with an anthem of joy, and
Rev. Mr. Mac Lean followed with an other
address, dwelling on the possibilities for
good that lie in the future.
Special watchnight and praise services
were held at Westminster Presbyterian
church, beginning at 9:30. Several other
churches joined, and Dr. Bushnell pre
sided. The feature of the evening was
short talks by leading members of the
congregation, who reviewed the history of
the northwest, of Minneapolis and of the
church in this city. C. S. Cairns and
C. T. Thompson were among the speak
ers. An appropriate prayer service was
held at 12 o'clock.
Watchnight mass was held in all the
Catholic churches. At the Church of the
Immaculate Conception solemn high mass
was read. Father Keane acting as cele
brant, Father Duffy as deacon and Father
Riley as subdeacon. The regular choir
was assisted in the program by a large
chorus. Father Keane preached an elo
quent and appropriate sermon.
Special services were held at Oliver
Presbyterian and Park Avenue Congrega
tional churches. Judge Daniel Fish and
Frank M. Xye speaking at the latter
place. The Salvation Army and Volun
teers of America likewise celebrated the
occasion with appropriate meetings.
BURTON HOLMES' LECTURES
They Begin Friday Evening With
One On the Great Paris Show.
Of the great Paris exposition of 1900, of j
the grand and picturesque scenery of
Thessaly; of Oberammergau's great Pas
sion Play as seen in the production of
1900 —does Burton Holmes, the popular
travel-lecturer, tell in the three lectures I
he is to give at the Lyceum theater ou ■
Friday and Saturday, the sale of tickets
for which began yesterday.
Mr. Holmes devoted himself to Europe
this summer. This time he did not seek
new and little-frequented scenes, but
passed a hundred days at Paris enjoying
the exposition, and three weeks at the
little Bavarian village of Oberammergau,
witnessing and pondering on the spectacle
of the Passion Play and the simple piety
which prompts the peasants to observe
every tenth year an ancient vow in the
form of this wonderful production of the
tragedy of Calvary.
The Paris lecture is an excellent sub
stitute for the real thing, and even some
of those Minneapolitans who spent only
a week or two at the great show will
find their ideas of it somewhat "organ
ized" after listening to Mr. Holmes' or
derly and comprehensive account.
The lecture on Thessaly will compare
favorably with the others in interest.
The Paris lecture will be given Friday
I night; that on Thes&aly, Saturday after
noon, and the story of Oberammergau
will be told Saturday night. All three
will be profusely illustrated, not omitting
motion pictures. The lectures are the
last three in a special course of six for
the Institute of Arts and Letters.
Its Temperature Almost «■ Variable
as That of March.
December is about as fickle as April
in the variety of moods its weather dis
plays. Records for the past ten years
show that the minimum temperature may
be anywhere from 40 above to 20 below.
For instance, ten years ago yesterday the
lowest mark recorded by the thermome
ter during the night was 35 above, while
on Dec. 14, 1891, the coldest was 38 above.
Yesterday, with its —12, is close to the
record for the last ten Decembers. The
severest cold which December, 1895, Baw,
for instance, was only 4 below. Two years
ago, however, there was recorded —20,
which must be considered strong for De
A neglected Cough may soon become
serious. One Miaute Cough Cure quickly
cures coughs, croup, grippe and all throat
and lung troubles. Pleasant to take.
;MIJW JLAXO 0
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j TOWIGB:t— Chaa. I"r«hma» _*re__nt«
! lit lister
Bargain Matinee Tomorrow.
j NEXT: SUNDAY. MARIE YON WEGERN
RI 101 MATINEE
A TRIP TO CHINATOWN
Presented by a Strong Comedy Cast. •
| Next Week LE VOYAGE EN SUISSK
TUPIHrVV j Tonight at 8:15.
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'■ EVERYTHING .WJIW 9#l_n
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YJ.C, A. Hail, Wed. Eve, Jan. 2
Tickets now on sate at the Metropolitan
Music Store. PO_*ULAR PBIC-3
THEY WAfIT STATE AID
BIT THE LAW MLS*- 1 BE AMENDED
West Minneapolis CEtizenn "Want to
Share In the Hit%h School
The village of West Minneapolis added a
"high school course to its school curriculum
last year and will no<w ma ke an effort to
j get its share of the state appropriation for
aid to high schools. Tlbe. (law gives each
sc'aool that fulfills the ivqvirenienrß $800
annually, to be used in th*> purchase of
new equipment or in other ways to better
its course of instruction.
Bui there is an unfortunate provision
that leaves West Minneapolis out in the
cold even if its high, school m ee-ts all the
I requirements. The law sayis thai edC
more than five high schools ,'n any one
county shall participate in tie state aid.
The four Minneapolis iigh schoo 1b are now
included in the lis:. and Excels ior makes
the fifth. There is no- room for lVest Min
neapolis under the present law,, but the
law can be aniencte<L presumably', so as to
give therm a chance th^re, and this is what
it is proposed to do. The citizens of West
Minneapolis are alrestdy agitating 4'or such,
an amendment. The xaacter will he .brought
officially to rhe attention of the Hc\nnepin
delegation at next Saturday's meataig. St.
Louis Park also has a high, school, xerently
organized, and the Oseco schools, give a
two years' high school course. It ds quit©
likely that St. Louis Park will a|3o Jasist
upon being; taken care of fin this regard if
the bars are to be let down, at all.
MINOR GLAD TO GO j 7$
Say* the Past Tear as Auditor* Ha»
Been a Hard One. ;
County Auditor Minor expresses! himself
as well pleased that he Is aoon to Jay down
the cares of office. The; past year has
been an arduous one by xeason of some
increase in the regular work and the in
troduction of much extra work, such as
the forfeited tax sale with 22,000 bits of
property to handle; ihe primary election,
with its many features 'demanding in- ?
terpretation; the general ) election, and
the adoption of the new system of ac
counts for the board of county commis- ?
sioners. The forfeited sal? realized about
$130,000 and the annual delinquent\sale
about $100,000. ..:" \ .
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