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Death of Kels Berirqni»t — Nels G.
B»rg<jul«t a member of ■ Cedar camp, No.
4419, M. W. A., died at his home, No. 280«
Twenty-am street, Friday. :- j
Two Smallpox Caaes—The South Min
neapolis high school was fumigated by the
health department inspectors Friday and Sat
urday they did a similar service for th© Irv
ing school. In both cases a pupil had been
exposed to smallpox.
! Begging Letters lor C. A. Smith—
Since the announcement was mad* In The
Journal that 0. A. Smith had made a
contribution to an educational institution in
Kansas, he has received letters from many
parts of the northwest, asking aid for as many
different objects. One of these was from a
banker in lowa who sought aid for a poor
Moose Wanted — Secretary Ridgeway,
of the park board has received a communi
cation from the International Forest, Fish
and Game Association, requesting th« loan
of one of the big moowt in Min&ebaha park
for the first exposition in Chicago, from Feb.
27 to March 10. The officials agree to bear
all the expenses of transportation and guar
antee safe return.
No Mormons In It—Elder Francis M.
Winters, in charge of the missionary work
of the Mormon church in Minneapolis, denies
that the Mormons ware In any way respon
sible for the disturbance In the family of
Ellas Oakland at Luverne. Minn. The Peter
son who is connected with the cas* is not a
member of the Mormon church or identified
with any ot Its work.
Remains of C A. iMarkbam — The
body of Chester A. Markham, who died at
Manila Christmas morning, will arrive here
Thursday. The funeral will take place Sun
day, Feb. 17. from the residence of the de
ceased's parent*. 4079 Washington avenue H,
-whence the remains will be taken to the
Methodist church at Camden Place, where a
short service will be held, and from there to
Cleric Dickey Relents — Through an
error in the report of the decision relative
to the fees aad Mr. Dickey's refusal to make
* statement relative to the fees collected by
Clerk of the Courts Dickey from commercial
agencies, it was made to appear in yester
day's Journal that Mr. Dickey received from
this source from $8,000 to $10,000 annually.
Mr. Dickey Saturday said that the aggregate
amount he had received in the past eight
years was between $4,600 and $4,600.
Benefits of Competition—The bene
fits of competition In the iron business are
well exemplified by the bids just received
by the city tor water pipe. Last year, the
trust concerns had the field practically all
to themselves, and water pipe cost the city
$27.60 per ton. This year, the J. W. Drum
mond company entered the lists, with the
result that Minneapolis will get its pipe this
year for (23.10. The United States Iron Pipe
company, one of the trust concerns, was the
successful bidder. It was the competition
of the Dmmmond company, however, that
brought the pries down.
Lincoln Day a.t the Poßtofliee—Lin
coln birthday, Feb. 12, will be observed by
the postoffice as follow*: One of the stamp
windows will be op»n all day, and the special
delivery service vrtll be carried on as usual.
The afternoon oarrler delivery will be omit
ted. The registry department will be open
from S until 11 a. m., and from 4 to 6 p. m,
and the general delivery from 7:30 to 11 a.
m. and from 6tolp. m. The money order
department will close at 11 a. m. The sta
tions -will be closed at 11 o'clock in the
morning and will be opened again from 4 to
6 o'clock In the afternoon.
TO GET A "MOVE"
Commercial Club Members Think
the Time Has Come.
PUBLIC SPIRIT SADLY LACKING
An Unfavorable Comparison With St.
Paul— Times an Many •
A meeting of Commercial Club members
has been calted for 8 o'clock Friday even
ing, and although the notices contain no
hint of the purpose, it is understood that
the club's attitude toward public affairs
will be denned at the meeting.
A powerful element of the club's mem
bership is heartily In favor of taking up
municipal work and fostering it under the
care of the club, but without appropriat
ing a penny of the club's funds for such
purposes. In all matters where money is
needed, it will be raised independently
through the exertions of members, the
club's flourishing financial condition never
for a moment being impaired for the pub
As was stated in a recent article, the
failure of the Ryerson Ritchie plan,
fathered by the Board of Trade, makes it
Incumbent on the young, strong, aggres
siye Commercial Club to uphold the ban
ner of civic pride for Minneapolis. Just
how to get ebout the work or what plan
"will be decided upon, is the difficult
proposition which Commercial clubmen
will consider Friday night.
The Ritchie Plan.
The Ritchie plan, stated briefly, contem
plates a "One Hundred" club composed
of representative business men banded to
gether with the motto "For Minneapolis."
The general idea was to leave outside
matters alone, and confine the endeavors
of the organization to this city. It was
Mir. Ritchie"s desire to make intelligent
estimates of the city's needs and to
utilize the best efforts of the "one hun
dred" to supply those needs. All mat
ters pertaining to municipal affairs, such
as the expenditure of public moneys, se
curing public gatherings for Minneapolis,
affording relief in times like those which
followed the GaJve&ton flood, were to be
looked after by a superior organization
©f business men represented by a first
class man like Mr. Ritchie.
The failure of this plan was due to lack
of moral support, according to President
J. C. Eliel of the Board of Trade. "We
could have induced 100 men to give us
$100 each easily enough," said Mr. Eliel,
"but we could n»t coax them to help us
make an organization. The financial end
of it was not the cause of our relinquish
ing the plan, but we realized that $10,000
was not in itself sufficient to effect a civic
organization worthy of representing Min
Time to Wake Up.
According to Mr. Eliel and other repre
sentative jobbers, it is high time Minne
apolis was waking up to the fact that
there is business to attend to outside of
this city, or rather for this city with out
side customers. The twin city excursions
■which have been handled jointly by the
Jobbers of Minneapolis and St. Paul for
several years show how the hustlers down
the river look after things. The expense
of sending out 45,000 circulars inviting the
country merchants to visit the twin cities
Is borne equally by the jobbers of the two
cities, but the $1,000 which falls to the
Minneapolis jobbers has to be paid by
some dozen or fifteen of the leading firms
St. Paul collects its $1,000 from sixty-two
Jobbers, and the names of their respective
firms are printed in big letters on the
backs of the invitations sent to the coun
try merchants. Last year, the Minneapo
lis jobbers allowed the names of a good
many of their brethren to appear on the
circular who had not paid a cent for the
advertisement. When the arrangements
were made for the excursions this year,
letters were sent to the Minneapolis de
linquents asking them to come into line
Twelve of them responded with "Put us
down for our proportionate share." The
others remained silent and another letter
■was sent to them. After many days three
more signified their willingness "to pay
something. "And that is the way it
goes," said a hostile Minneapolis jobber
this morning. "St. Paul is advertised in
45,000 circulars all over the northwest
es a city with sixty-two jobbing-houses
while great, big Minneapolis goes forth
■with fifteen jobbing-houses to her credit
and no more. That's for this year of
1901. It is about time somebody did
something to stimulate civic pride in this
"Yes, she is a very nice girl."
"Ah, then she has no money."
"Why do you infer that?"
"Because rich girls are always superb or
stucning or splendid. They are never simply
AS TO MRS. NATION
Joint Smasher Has Many Admirers
MAY BE LEGALLY RIGHT, TOO
W. J. Dean, and John Day Smith
Give Their View*—The
Local Interest In the action taken by Mrs.
Nation in Kansas to get rid of the saloon
shows no abatement. Her invasion of
Chicago has, if anything, intensified the
interest in her movements. Many people
feel that she Is justified in her cause, and
there are many shades of opinion ex
pressed pro and con.
W. J. Dean* Opinion.
Said W. J. Dean this morning.
I am spoken to very often about the Na
tion matter. An old man whom I never sup
posed to be Interested id temperance work
said to me recently that he and his wife had
been talking together one evening about
Mrs. Nation and her methods, and they had
come to the conclusion that she was all
right and should go ahead. The idea fre
quently advanced to me is this: Suppose
that a woman had a son ruined by the
"jotnta." Bhe had applied to the officers of
the law to enforce the law against them. They
refused and therefore she had reason to take
the law into her own hands. As to my own
feelings, I believe in keeping and enforcing
all the laws, and that they should be en
forced by the officers selected and appointed
for their enforcement. 1 believe that a man
should not take the oath of office unless he
intends to carry out the law as an officer. I
don't think, the destruction of property is the
right way to accomplish it, and still, after
all, the destruction of immoral pictures and
liquors when they are in unlawful places
might be justifiable. I think that as I un
derstand the mulct law of lowa and North
Dakota Mrs. Nation might be justified in her
course in those states as much as in Kan
sas. But where the sale of liquor is licensed,
as for Instance in Chicago, she cannot be
justified, for such men are protected there
by the votes of the people of the state. I
hope there will bo no bloodshed in the affair.
If there were, however, it might become to
temperance reform what John Brown's move
ment was to the slavery question.
John Day Smith's View*.
John Day Smith made this statement of
his views concerning the Nation movement
All saloons in Kansas are operated in vio
lation of law. Such a condition of affairs is
possible only in a community where officers
elected to execute the law imagine they
have been elected judges to decide what laws
shall and what laws may not be enforced.
Unfortunately, Kansas is not the only local
ity in which this vicious sentiment prevails.
The people of Kansas In 1880 ratified an
amendment to their state constitution forever
prohibiting the manufacture and eale of in
toxicating liquors in that state, except fo»
medical, scientific and mechanical purposes.
Following this amendment and to give it
effect the legislature passed an act providing
severe penalties for manufacturing or selling
intoxicating liquors in that state, and de
claring, among other things, that all places
where intoxicants are kept for sale, sold or
given away, are nuisances. Yet we read in
reputable newspapers, like the Boston Her
ald, that selling Intoxicating liquors in.
Kansas is a legitimate and lawful business!
This amendment to the constitution and the
laws passed to give It effect, have been car
ried to the United States supreme court
more than once and declared constitutional.
The right of summary abatement of nuisances
without judicial process or proceeding was an
established principle of the common law, al
though the exercise of the right might re
sult in the destruction of the property. Au
thorities in this' country and England now
hold that a public nuisance can only be
abated by an individual under certain limita
tions. I do not know wnat the laws of
Kansas provide along this line. The hesita
tion to prosecute,, on the part of the saloon
interests of Kansas, would naturally lead one
to suspect that they fear a judicial determina
tion of the question. No, I do not approve
Mrs. Nation's methods, but I do not lose
any sleep nights by reason of sorrow for
law breaking saloon-keepers in Kansas.
Some Other Opinions.
Other opinions secured to-day were as
Charles F. Davis—lt's a kind of metaphys
ical cobweb to me. It is a compilation of
things. If laws are made and not carried
out, what is the alternative?
Rev. William Love—ln my judgment nei
ther the religious nor the secular press have
stated the actual conditions obtaining in Kan
sas. The papers have accused her of destroy
ing property. I wish to call attention to the
fact that saloons in Kansas are not prop-^
erty. They have accused her of doing wrong.
I think that in the state of Kansas it is not
legally wrong to demolish saloons. At the
present time it is premature to pass Judgment
on the movement. We have to reckon with
history. When the Greek dropped the Per
sian envoy into the well and said take all
the land and water you wish, when Tele
machus walked from Africa to Rome and
threw himself between the combatants in
the amphitheater, when the people of Boston
threw the tea overboard, when John Brown
made his raid, no man at that time could
tell the results. Mrs. Nation may precipitate
complications which will compel the appli
cation of the best intelligence. This may
lead to a final solution of the whole vexed
question in the nation.
Dr. C. B. Mitchell—My thought is this:
Mrs. Nation's tactics would be far more con
demnatory in any community outside of Kan
sas than they are within. Mrs. Nation has
been exercising a citizen's right under the
law of Kansas of destroying unlawful prop
erty. In a state where saloons are licensed
she would have no more right to attack the
saloons than she would have of attacking the
schoolhouses. For this reason she has met
with such immunity in Kansas.
Rev. G. F. Holt—l have no sympathy at
all with Mrs. Nation. I do not indorse her
movement. I do not think it is either right
or wise or helpful. I have talked with two
members of the conference, and they didn't
sympathize with her hatchet smashing.
Dr. Martha G. Ripley~lf men who are
sworn to enforce the laws fail to do so and
places are kept open contrary to law and
dangerous to the welfare of the community
then it would be the duty of the women to
see that such places are closed. If the laws
are contrary to good morals then they should
be amended. It is to be hoped our mayor
will be as ready to protect the homes as the
H. P. Goodard-I think it is a very foolish
move on Mrs. Nation's part. It will do the
temperance movement much injury and there
will be no permanent good resulting from it
I do not trink that Mrs. Nation represents
the sentiment of those who are in favor ef
temperance and sobriety.
Milton O. Nelson-I think if she isn't
stopped some way she will set the temper
ance cause back twenty years. She repre
sents mob law, with good intentions per
haps, but its mob law just the same
WOULDN'T WELCOME HER
Dr. Montgomery Is STo Friend , of
; If Mrs. Nation should come to Minne
apolis it is not at all likely that she would
be invited, to ■ speak from the platform of
Wesley church; at least not without a pro
test from Wesley's pastor. Dr. Montgom
ery £ ares he is 'not in sympathy with
the Nation movement. 5 He ; stands ; for law
and order and Mrs. Nation, in his opinion
is transgressing both. "I believe that if
Mrs. Nation should come to Minneapolis "
said he last night in the course of his ad
dress ,on "Abraham Lincoln," "and start
in on her revolutionary tactics, that' good
people should resolve ; against her most
HE HAD TO LEAVE.
a,a . , new clerk in tbe °°ok department
didn't keep his job a week." c
"What was the trouble?"
"He was too stupid. One day an old gentle
man came in and said: 'Have you a Chau
cer? and hee replied: "No, sir; I don t
THE MINNEAPOLIS JOURNAL.
WHY LIND DIDN'T
New Reason for His Failure to Con.
test Comes to Light
FOUND IN HANKEY-BOWMAN CASE
It Involved Points on Which Lind
Might Have Hoped to
Two months ago, when talk was rife over
the possibilities of a gubernatorial elec
tion contest, surprise was expressed that
Lind should so tamely submit to defeat by
so narrow a margin. As a matter of fact,
John Lind did try his case before the su
preme court and a decision was rendered
against him, and for that reason only did
he abandon the idea of a contest.
Had the state supreme court upheld the
district court in the contest case of Han
key vs. Bowman, there is substantial
ground for believing that issue between
the democratic and republican candidates
would have imrtediately been Joined.
A Ifnul Point.
Before dwelling upon the Lind's re
ported connection with the case referred
to, it is necessary to explain briefly a
section of the statutes under which elec
tion districts may be established in un
organized counties. It is provided by this
section that wherever a county lacks or
ganization, the governor may define elec
tion districts. Governor Lind did this
last fall when three precincts in Norman'
county were defined. The contest case
in the district court turned upon the ad
mission of the votes from these three pre
cincts, and the contention of the con
testant was that the vote registered in
each of the three should be thrown out
on the ground that the governor had pro
ceeded without authority of law.
The section referred to limits the gov
ernor's action to unorganized counties.
Norman county had a full set of county
officials, but did not possess complete
township organisation. On this ground
the contestant argued that the county was
fully organized, inasmuch as it was pro
vided with all the necessary officers, and
consequently that the precincts listed by
the governor were not legally entitled to
be recognized. The opinion of the su
preme court is confined chiefly to a dis
cussion of the legality of the governor's
act, and the effect thereof upon the re
turns from the territory in question. The
court finds that the governor acted with
out justifiable ground, inasmuch as the
county could not be viewed as unor
ganized. There being no fraud, however,
the court decided that it would be unjust
to throw out the returns and disfranchise
the voter, who cast ballots in these de
Now comes the application. Norman
county was not the only one in which pre
cincts had been fixed by the action of the
chief executive. Following the custom,
Governor Lind had forwarded lists of
election districts to other counties, which,
though equipped, with the necessary offi
cials, he nevertheless viewed as partially
organized on the ground that all the ter
ritory within their boundaries* had not
been set off into election districts. Had
the supreme court rejected the returns
from Norman county, it must have ap
plied the same rule to other counties con
taining similar election districts, in the
event of a gubernatorial contest. And it
may be stated upon good authority that
there were within the state enough, pre
cincts, in "unorganized counties" to have
left the election in doubt, if, indeed, the
republican majority would not have been
The proceeding in the district court at
tracted the notice of the governor and his
interest was immediately aroused. If the
reports in circulation are worthy of con
fidence, Lind or his friends, pressed the
case in the district court with all possible
speed. There could be only one purpose
in this, in view of the great significance
of the procedings.
Lind Became Interested.
As soon as an apeal had been determined
upon and the proper returns made, skil
fully disguised inquiries were set on foot
sounding the Justices of the supreme
court. In one instance, at least, there was
a labored attempt to discover when a de
cision would be rendered, and enough was
said to betray the vital interest of the
democratic chief executive. The applica
tion was made to a member of the supreme
court, who, for certain reasons, might or
dinarily be considered as being particu
larly anxious to show good will to the re
The opinion in the Hankey case appeal
was written by Justice Brown, and is of
recent date. While holding plainly that
the first contention of the appellant is good
law, and so far indorsing the grounds for
a gubernatorial contest as to declare these
certain election districts established with
out color of authority, it nevertheless re
fused to deprive the voters of the right of
suffrage. It reasons that as the officers
of the district held the office de facto, their
acts were as valid and binding as if they
had exhibited de jure qualifications.
THE NEW CLDB ROOM OPEN
Y. P. C. T. D. VENTURE LAUNCHED
Much Is Needed In the Way of
Equipment—Help From the
The Young People's Christian Tem
perance Union unlocked the doors of its
new clubroom, Cedar avenue and Second
street, this afternoon at 3 o'clock and the
room will be open and warm hereafter,
although it is not yet equipped. An un
expected delay occurred in securing pos
session of the premiees which hindered the
preparations, but did not put off the actual
opening. 'This was done without any
flourish of trumpets, the ■ celebrating be
ing reserved for a future and more aus
The people of the nighborhood are much
interested in the proposition of a pleas
ant room for social purposes without the
accompaniment of liquors, and have come
forward generously in helping to the ex
tent of their ability. The fuel and the
labor of putting the place in order form
their contribution, and these are prac
tically al that have yet been received.
Anything for the furnishing of the room
or supplying it with games or reading
matter will be acceptable. It is expected
that as soon as it is seen that the enter
prise is really launched donations will be
forthcoming from the societies of Chris
tian young people and individuals. The
needs of the institution have been laid
before the officers of the church societies
of that district and responses are ex
The room is a large and comfortable
one and well situated for work of this
kind. It is next door to Bethel Settlement
and the residents by their interest and
encouragement will help to introduce it
rapidly upon the right basis. Its advent
is welcomed by the settlement workers,
as their building has no place for a read
ing-room or lounging place. The room
will be fti charge of T. A. Southworth,
for the present, who, with other members
of the union, will study the situation
carefully as they have opportunity, seek
ing to adapt their plans to the needs of
the people whom they hope to benefit.
She —I just adore skating, don't you?
He—Naw. Skating's only a fad. It'll
He—No, it isn't. I'll bet there won't be
a single skater around here six months from
"Oh, mamma, mayn't I go to the party
the little girl next door is going to give?"
"No, my dear, It would be hardly the
thing, as you are wearing mourning."
"Oh, dear me! I think I'd almost rather
give up the mourning."
Percy—Now, if I speak to your father and
he gives his consent, then the next question
is how are we going to live?
Edith—Don't worry, Percy. If you live
through that interview you can live through
SHAKE HIS "MIT"
The Minneapolis Lumberman Is a
CAUSE-CHICAGO STRIKE OVER
Resumption of Building; Operation*
in Chlcavo Means a Thousand
Million Feet of Lumber.
When you meet a northwestern lum
berman, grasp his hand and congratulate
him, for he is supremely happy. He was
happy with the glorious vistas and pleas
ing prospects for big sales which were his
weeks ago, but the settlement of the Chi
cago labor troubles has filled him bowl of
"Conservative men estimate that there
will be one thousand million feet of lum
ber used in Chicago this year," said Ben
jamin F. Nelson, Saturday. "We ex
pect a tremendous demand for lumber
from Chicago, as the settlement of the
strike means two years' building in one.
We anticipate a great impetus to our
business, and lumbermen all over the
northwest have cause for rejoicing, A*
the greatest lumber market ia the world,
Minneapolis will get her share of the
sales in the Chicago market, *nd you may
be sure, we are all in touch with condi
Mr. Nelson's enthusiasm is shared by
all the lumbermen who now understand
the significance of the settlement of the
great building strike. So many phases of
the strike have been considered, and so
many inaccurate accounts of the actual
conditions have been sent out, that many
well informed men on the ground scarcely
realize the importance of the conference
In Chicago last Thursday between the
contractors and carpenters. The arbitra
tion committee of the carpenters met with
the contractors and adjusted every ques
tion to their mutual satisfaction. The
settlement has brought joy to all the
building trades in Chicago.
Labor Wat Victorious.
The laboring men yielded here and there
* point, but in the main they were victo
rious. Union men are vastly pleased, as
they won a victory in the concession ot
the Saturday half holiday. It was over
this point that the carpenters made their
No change was made in the schedule of
wages and hours. The contractors scored
a point here, as the carpenters made a
hard pull for more than 45% cents an
hour, which was the wage in effect when
the strike was declared two years ago.
The contractors stood for eight hours a
day, but declared that they could not pay
45 or 50 cents an hour, owing to the heavy
losses incurred through the long strike.
One of the Condition*.
The agreement provides that it will be
come effective only when the carpenters
withdraw from the Building Trades coun
cil. As the carpenters have been the main
stay of that organization for months past,
their withdrawal will mean a mortal blow
to that body. All of the strong trades in
the building line deserted some time ago,
it is said. At present the membership of
the carpenters' organizations is nearly
equal to that of all the other unions now
affiliated with the council, and on the
carpenters has fallen the burden of meet
ing the financial obligations of the cen
Fortune Favor* Luniherim—
The lumbermen are agreed t>at Is
the time to write a boom article respect
ing their good fortune. The winter has
been a particularly favorable one for log
ging operations, and all the mill* will
have an abundance of logs for next sea
son's cutting. Many logs were left over
from last season, and everything is pro
pitioua from the lumberman's view point.
So far as Minneapolis' ability to get her
share of the Chicago business is con
cerned, there is no doubt, although the
local lumbermen expect lively competi
tion from Wisconsin points and Duluth.
But the activity in those markets will in
directly benefit the local market in other
The outlook for a tremendous business
in the lumber manufacturing line was
never better, and while the dealers say
they will be able to meet the demand, the
mills will have to be kept running to their
utmost capacity to do it.
IT WILL BE JEPSON'S
HIS BRIDGE BILL. IS FAVORED
Hennepin • Delegation " Meets . and
Wrestle* With the. Bridge
The rival bridge bills of Senators Mc-
Gowan and Jepson were discussed at the
meeting of the Hennepin delegation Sat
urday night. Action was deferred, but
Jepson's bill will, without doubt, be
adopted with two amendments. The pro
vision of his bill for issuing thirty-year
bonds will be retained, as the city attor
ney has furnishd a written opinion sus
taining its legality. He holds that by the
act of the legislature the city may issue
bonds up to 10 per cent of its bonded In
Want the Grade Raised. .
The amount carried by the Jepson bill
only provided for the widening of the
Washington avenue bridge. A number of
business men from Southeast Minneapolis
were on hand to urge a larger amount,
permitting the bridge to be raised ten
feet. At present the grade on each side
prevents the hauling of the heaviest loads
by this route, and they have to be taken
to Central avenue. Members of the dele
gation were in favor of raising the bridge
if it could be done without raising the
total cost above $100,000. The city engi
neer is asked for an estimate, and the
bills will be taken up at the next meet
Representative Lane introduced another
bridge bill in the house Saturday, which
provided that no new bridge be built
within 5,000 feet of any bridge used for
general traffic. This would compel the
building of the new bridge at Thirty
second avenue N, where the delegation
intends it, and they will probably incor
porate this provision in the Jepson bill.
There was some opposition to the
building line easement bill proposed by
the park board, and action on it was de
What Means Thin?
There was considerable surprise when
Mayor Ames came out in opposition to
the Snyder civil service bill. It had
been supposed that this bill was just
what the mayor would want, as it would
fix all his appointees for life, or during
good behavior. As his friends in the
delegation are supporting the bill, it is
shrewdly conjectured by the others that
the doctor is playing 'possujn. The mayor
explained his idea of a police department,
and said that he now had a model one,
with all nationalities and all wards prop
erly represented. Senator Snyder sug
gested that the doctor was describing a
political machine, just the sort of thing
civil service was designed to stop. The
bill was not properly before the commit
tee for action, and the discussion was
simply to bring out sentiment.
A PROMPT REPLY.
Pittsburg Chronicle Telegraph.
"Who was Esau'" asked the Sunday school
teacher who was testing the biblical knowl
edge of her pupils.
"Esau," replied the prompt scholar, "was
the man who sold his birthmark for a pot
"Papa, is it true that love is a disease?"
"That is the way certain wise experts
have diagnosed it, my dear."
"And, oh, papa, must we be vaccinated
Hewitt—When I was first married my wife
said, when she slapped my face, that the
slaps were love pats.
Hewitt—Her love evidently has grown
FOR MISS POLLARD
Miss Elizabeth Donaldson Gives a
DECORATIONS WERE CHARMING
La France Ruei, Red Carnations,
Vlueu, Sword Fern»—Delight
ful Dance Program,
One of the prettiest affairs of the season
was the dancing party given last evening
by Miss Elizabeth' Donaldson at her home
on Oroveland avenue for her guest, Miss
Edith Pollard of Lowell, Mass. The deco
rations were charming. The reception room
is in Louis XIV. style and the dainty fur
nishings were accentuated with La France
roses. Red carnations glowed among the
.greeu in the hall, where the sairway and
doorways were hung with southern smilax.
Trailing vines and sword ferns drooped
from every corner and in among the glossy
leaves glowed the red of Egyptian lanterns.
The living room 1b in colonial design with
high backed r.ahogany chairs and settles and
mahogany paneled walls and pillars. Jack
roses were used with charming effect against
the dark woodwork. The ballroom was bril
liantly Illuminated with electric lights and
Japanese umbrellas and Egyptian lanterns
furnished novel shades. Beneath the large
umbrella stood the frappe table, from which
cooling drinks were served. The room is
decorated in green and hung with quaint
wall pockets that were filled with red car
nations and ferns. An orchestra furnished
music for a delightful program of dances.
Miss Donaldson was assisted by her mother.
Miss Pollard. John and George Donaldson
in receiving the guests. Mrs. Donaldson
wore a handsome gown of black chiffon over
black silk with white violets and diamonds
in the lace bt-rtha. Miss Donaldson's gown
was of sea fcam green silk with an over
dress of white mousseline de soie and she
carried purple violets. Miss Pollard wore
a pale blue silk with Battenburg lace slip
and her flowers were also purple violets.
Supper was served in the dining-room,
which is in mahogany. The mantel of Ver
mont marble was banked with sword ferns
and jonquils aided in carrying out a color
scheme of green and yellow, the Dana col
ors. Dorn?r served a dainty menu. The
guests included the members of the younger
Mrs. F. E. Bousfleld will give a dinner
and theater party for Miss Pollard Thursday
The junior ball, which will take place
Friday evening, is the event of the week to
the young people. The decorations will be
of a patriotic nature and red, white and blue
bunting will be gracefully festooned among
the high arches and electrical designs in
colored lights will play a prominent part.
The orchestra gallery will be draped in the
national colors and southern smilax and the
spectators' gallery in crimson and straw, the
class colors. Frappe will be served in
oriental bosths on the corners of the floor
and the north wing will be arranged with
maroon and gold and southern smilax as a
reception room. The dance programs are
in crimson and straw. Danz' orchestra of
twenty-five pieces will furnish a program of
I thirty numbers, preceded by six concert
I numbers. An innovation this year will be
the gallery parties which have been planned.
The gallery has r.lways been a popular place
for those who wished to watch the dancers
and seats in the two first rows will be re
served. Gallery programs will be printed
with the order of dances and the name of
the piece of music.
The program will be as follows:
Fackeltanz (Torchlight Dance) Meyerbeer
Overture, "Light Cavalry" Suppe
Fantasie, "Trannebidder" (Visions of a
Dream) Lumbye J
Polish Dance Scharwenka
Evening Star Wagner
Pilgrim's Chorus Wagner
Order of Dances —
Two-step, "The Blackville Swells". .Ullmer i
Waltz, "Danube Waves" I. Vanovlci ;
Two-step, "The Girl of America". .Langey
Two-step, "When Reuben Comes to
Waltz, "The Singing Girl" V. Herbet
Two-step, "The Birth of Our Flag" Frey
Waltz, "Angels' Dream" Herrman
Three-step, "La Czarina" Ganne i
! Two-step, "The Tale of a Kangeroo".Suder3 j
j Waltz, "Wedding Sounds" Fahrback
j Two-step, "The Fascinator" Page;
I Waltz, "Rendezvous" Rosey j
Two-step, "Lize Skinner" Moray
Two-step, "Shuffling Pete" Kendall
Waltz, "Tales of the Rhine" Gungl
Two-step, "My Josephine" Daniels]
Three-step, "Heart to Heart" Strauss |
Two-step, "Whistling Rufus" Mills
Two-step, "Princess Chic" Eduards
Waltz, "Bouquet of Fowers" Bosquel
Two-step, "Just Because She Made
Them Goo Goo Eyes" Chattanay |
Waltz, "Impassioned Dreams" Roras !
Two-step, "Loony Coons" Hall j
Two-step, "Ethiopian Mardi Gras" Levi |
Three-step, "Visions" Waldteufel
Two-step, "Gold and Purple" Freeman
Waltz, "Dream on the Ocean" Gungl
Two-step, "Ma Tiger Liiy" Sloane
Two-step, "The Cotton Picker" Tarbox
Waltz, "One Thousand and One Nights"
There will also be six supper extras.
Mrs. Crosby gave a luncheon this after
noon at her home on Tenth street S for her
mother, Mrs. E. J. Gilson. Pink carnations
formed the table decorations and covers were
laid for fourteen.
Miss Kate Moulton gave an informal tea
this afternoon at her home on Third avenue
S In honor of the Misses Tiffany, who have
recently come to Mlnenapolis to reside. The
guests included a group of the young«r
Dinoharefed Men Make Another Move
Although knocked out in the first round
of their contention with Mayor Ames over
their right to their former places on the
police force, the discharged policemen
do not give up. Friday, on the heels
of the court'B refusal to entertain their
motion for a restrainiLg order to prevent
the city officials from paying the salaries
of the new men, Messrs. Brady & Robert
son, attorneys for the discharged men,
served formal notice on the city council
that their clients had been ready at all
times since January 7 to perform their
duty as policemen and that they claimed
and would continue to claim their salaries
from that time. Messrs Brady & Robert
son represent sixty-two of the discharged
The communication was turned over to
the mayor without comment. The coun
cil received last night the order of the
court denying' the application for an in
junction and promptly passed the pay roll
of the men whose salaries had been hung
up pending the hearing. To-day the new
men were showing up at the treasurer's
office in bunches to get their money.
Attachment for Aa>.
Judge Pond Saturday issued an order
for a writ of attachment for the arrest of In
gebert Aas for contempt of court, which con
sisted in his refusal to pay permanent ali
mony to his divorced wife. The latter resides
in this city with her children and, according
to the attorney, the family is utterly destitute
Tho defendant resides in Aitkin, where he is
said to have a lucrative practice as a dentist.
It is alleged that he is behind in his pay
ments to the extent of $844.
THE BUSIEST TIME.
"So this is your dull season, eh?" observed
the visitor. 'When's the busiest period in
"When the whistle blows for the men to
Quit work," answered the manufocturer.
SUCCESS AS A PASTIME.
Brown—Say, I've been trying the finest cure
for insomnia that I ever heard of. It 1b for
one to count each breath that he exhales
while lying in bed.
Smith— Ah, then you go to sleep.
Brown—No; but after a little while a fellow
gets rather interested in the work, and the
night passes away so quickly that he doesn't
mind lying still so long.
TAKING A CAR AND WALKING HOME.
"I always disliked this way of riding
home," remarked Duff to Muff, as, hanging
on to straps, they swung against each other
In the street cars.
"That is. it has been an objection of long
*tandtng with you."
MONDAY EVENING, FEBRUARY It 1901.
The Plymouth Clothing House.
Knox lif i*i gßwTl]^s^^ffvlßiH!"W Han*°
Hats. inHm IM| bJSI 8.. I ff \*ln M II ml Shoe
■■;-.jBL/<: Correct Dress from Head to Foot.
|g^i * Not a large advertisement, but two
mjsiMfe& ° the best bargains possible.
fL Overcoats that formerly $| P
ffi ■&Q sold at $20, $22, $25, go for . U
BSM They are of the finest Kersey and
: Melton, some silk lined throughout.
m We have also taken many small
HH v lots of our best selling $14, $Q. 50
H "''i^m' $15, $16 overcoats to close at J
% ' . Sixth and Nicollet.
1 GOOD NOONDAY LUNCH ESSr
■ Go to the Guaranty Restaurant.
Take 25c with you and you'll get It. Open evening. Special accommodation* for Theatri
cal and other parties, Banquets, Business and Social Gatherings.
A GENEROUS OFFER
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The City Can Have the Exposition
T. B. JANNEY'S ■ PROPOSITION
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The Uses the Big Building Could
. . Be Pat To—Only One . ,
. . ■ •.
The proposition of . T. B. Janney, presi
dent of the Minneapolis ■ Exposition com
pany, to lease the building to the city at a I
yearly rental of $3,600 practically amounts
to a gift of that magnificent property. Mr.
Janney offers to transfer the building and
its equipment |for the annual rental, the
only stipulation being, that the case against
the Exposition company . now pending be
dismissed. • ...................... *• ij
The city claims that the deed it gave to
the Minneapolis Exposition company con
veying certain lands on which the build
ing rests, was illegal. ';. The case was tried
in the lower court and a verdict rendered
in favor of the owners. .The city took an
appeal to the supreme court, - where the
matter is now pending. -
A Valuable - Municipal Property.' I
In his communication ' Mr. Janney says
the owners of the property, recognize the
great public demand - for ■a- commodious
music hall in Minneapolis, and they are
willing to contribute ! i ha 11,".-; exposition
building, ground and floor space, all for
$3,600 a year. But a music hall is not the
only thing Minneapolis ■ would get. ■
There is room enough • for a dozen
municipal plants of various • kinds, not
to mention acres of room for storage pur
poses. This last is a most important item.
Only, a few years ago the city was pay
ing in storage and rentals between $6,000
and $7,000 a year. ••»■;•*•:;
A municipal electric light plant, for ex
ample, could be nicely housed in the big
structure. A fine armory could be estab
lished there, too,.and the city could save
$1,000 a year now payed for the building
at ighth street and First avenue S. In
the art department alone a magnificent
hall for the mechanical department of the
public schools could be installed. l£*&rg?i
"Would Yield' a Handsome Revenue.
The city would also secure a handsome
revenue, as the auditorium usually rents
for from $150 to $200 a night. During a
political campaign the big; building is in
the greatest demand, and commands high
er prices. The rentals for .1900 amounted
to about $2,000. ■■•■•...
"People generally have no idea of the
size of that building," said a former di
rector. "They forget that it is nearly two
blocks square, or 550 . feet on each side.
It is a magnificent structure, and the city
could make It pay. The present owners
are handicapped. The city could utilize
the building for a half-dozen schoolrooms,
if necessary. The board of education is
renting a great many annexes in all parts
of the city for school purposes."
NEW LAW DRAFTED
It Relates to tlie Duties of County
The county officials and others, to whom
was assigned the task of formulating the new
law which governs the expenditures made by
the county commissioners, have completed
■ their work, and it is probable that the Hen
nepin delegation will be asked to have the
bill presented to the legislature next week.
The proposed act is intended as a substi
tute for chapter 31, of the laws of 1899, un
der which ths board has been acting, and it
is really a revised edition of the latter, which
U materially changed by a number of sub
stitutes and omissions.
The bill, which is the fruit of the recent
controversy between State Examiner Pope
and the county commissioners, who were
charged by the former with overdrawing the
emergency and other funds, is intended to
make definite the exact amount to be allowed
the county board each year, and to provide
stronger safeguards against the violation of
Market Gardeners KnjuyiiiK an Ont
-Ins at Camden Place.
Minneapolis market gardeners to the num
ber of about 2CO held a midwinter revel at
Odd Fellows' hall in Camden Place Satur
day. The association holds its annual meet
ing every June. This year it was decided
to interpolate a midwinter meeting and call
it a picnic.
The exercises Included talks by Mayor
Ames, E. W. Randall, secretary of the State
Agricultural association; A. B. Latham, sec
retary of the State Horticultural society; Pro
fessors, Oreen and Lugger of the agricultural
school, and F. H. Nutter. Later a commit
tee from the produce exchange arrived and
the gardeners spent an hour in discussing
trade topics with them. To-night there will
be a dance. The association will distribute
prizes for best exhibits of various kinds of
produce and for papers on market garden
S. EL OLSON CO.
Sanitary Meat Dept.
The following very low prices will prevail Tuesday and Wednesday: '■■
Pig Pork Loins, (whole or €jb*% Sweet Pickled Beef |Al.
half) per lb .................. SFU Tongues, per 1b........... ■ <fii2U
Pig Pork Butts (all lean) A A Cottage Hams (no bone) ' || A
per 1b.............%.-.;.':,.. OQ per 1b..._..:................ ■■ ©
Pig Pork Shoulders (small) TFI-* Armour's Bacon (lean) f A
per lb:. /............;..... 12p per 1b.......................J JO
Pig Pork Sausage (our own O*i Armour's Hams QI A
make) per lb. .;..;:.v.:;..... Ou (guaranteed) per 1b........, u2v
Picnic Hams, per 1b....;..:.... '.. '■::.. ..•.:'...■.'..'....... :;\ 7 J£c ■
We have the Finest Assortment of Salt Fish In the City.
Our Delivery System Reaches Every Part of the City.
THE CRDEL WAR IS OVER
Mclaughlin closes his stores
McLiiuK'iilln & Co. Compromise Their
Differences With the Local
Retail Gorcern' Ass'n,
The McLaughlin grocery stores are
closed and a "sassy" banner on the win
dow says that hereafter the McLaughlin
coffees will be sold by the regular retail
ers who will not be subject to the dic
tation of a trust.
This ends a spicy flght raging in local
grocery circles since last fall. The re
tailers threw out the McLaughlin coffees
and McLaughlin & Co. immediately in
stalled stores in this city and St. Paul
and proceeded to cut the price of staples
below the association card figures. It waa
claimed that the jobbers were backing
the retailers. A compromise was finally
effected and as a result the Mc&aughlina
have quit the grocery business.
The fight between McLaughlin & Co.,
and the jobbers is of long standing. The
wholesalers refused the McLaughlin cof
fees because that firm insisted on selling
direct to the retail trade. Secretary J. F.
Blame of the Minnesota Wholesale Gro
cers' association is out of the city, but
a prominent Jobber said:
"This local trouble is a matter entirely
between the retailers and the McLaughlin
people. The Jobbers are not interested.
As for the jobbers again handling Mc-
Laughlin coffees I do not believe that it
is .considered. We would go out of busi
ness before we would touch them."
A NEW CONSTITUTION
Senator Wilson Tell* "Commercials"
Why It Is Needed.
Senator Wilson addressed the Commercial
Club Saturday on the need of a con
stitutional convention for Minnesota. Tne
senator said that when the invitation was ex
tended him the subject was apparently a live
one, but the recent unexpected action of the
senate had put it to sleep temporarily-. The
bill would, however, be brought up In the
house where it would be given a fair hear
ing. The state constitution was framed by
able men. The instrument was much su
perior to the amendments added from time
to time, many of which are hard to inter
pret. Conditions have changed. The vari
ous parts of the constitution should be har
monized. The country members as a rule are
not interest2d. The amendment of 1892 which
prohibits legislation on special subjects and
another which classifies cities for the pur
pose of legislation into those of 50,000 popu
lation and over make trouble for Minneap
olis. There should have been incorporated
into the constitution a provision reserving to
the state the right to limit or repeal fran
chises, which is a good reason in Itself for
holding a constitutional convention. He
closed with a good word for Representative
Jacobson and the gross earnings bill. Ex-
Mayor Gray moved a vote of thanks, which
was passed unanimously.
OTTO MACK WANTED
Got. Van Snnt Issues Requisition on
Governor Van Sant has Issued a requi
sition on the governor of lowa for one Otto
Mack, alias M. Richter, alias Otto Thie
maca. Mack is just finishing a five years'
sentence in one of the lowa penitentiariea
and will be released Feb. 13. He Is want
ed by the county attorney of Freebom
county for forgery in the second degree.
MERCHANTS' CARNIVAL AT HASTINGS
Special to The Journal.
Hastings, Minn., Feb. 11.—The state teach
ers' examination, conducted by Superintend
ent C. W. Meyer at the high school building,
closed Saturday evening.—A merchants' car
nival, under the auspices of the ladies of
St. Luke's church, will be given at the Yang
theater to-morrow evening. The entertain
ment will conclude with a social bop.—Min
netonka Tribe, No. 36, Improved Order of Red
Men, will give a social hop at Workmen hall
this evening.—A marriage license was issued
to Albert C. Wilson and Miss Lottie M. Win
ner.—An entertainment will be given at th«
Methodist church next Friday evening by the
male quartet of Hamline University and Miss
Eleanor Miliner, elocutionist. —An infant
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Day of
Weich died yesterday.—The will of Christian
Sand of Inver Grove, has been admitted to
probate, and Charles Frederick of that town
NEW BRIDGE NOT NECESSARY.
Special to The Journal.
Red Wing. Minn., Feb. 11.—Ai a joint meet
ing of the city council and the Red Wing &
Trenton Transit company, it was decided that
instead of expending several thousand dollars
!n building a new bridge over the Wisconsin
channel, as was believed to be necessary,
only* $1,500 need be expended in repairs.—
J. J. Kress has sold his harness shop to M.
A. Ostlund. —Special Agent Howard of the
rural free delivery service, looked over the
five routes from this city and found them
giving the best of satisfaction. —Mrs. J. W.
JSerwas, aged 55, died of consumption. Sha
left a husband, one daughter and a son.
TAKING NO CHANCES.
Farmer—Haven't caught that tramp who
burnt my barn? Well, I'll scour the coun
try for him.
Sheriff—Yes, and please scour the tramp be
fore you bring him here.