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THURSDAY EVENING. MAKCH 7. 1901.
Good times here. You
will feel richer when you
see our goods and prices.
A few dollars go a great
P«r caa for 200 cases of Austin Corn.
Per can for Winnebago Corn.
This is a 10c grade, 70c doz.
Per seek for Rutabagas or Beets.
Per peck for Parsnips.
Lb for good Dairy Butter in jars. We
have dairy butter at ISc and B*s.
Dozen for strictly fresh Eggs. Every egg
For pail K. K. K. Norway Herring.
Lb for best Rolled Oats.
Lb for good Evaporated Peaches.
For good California Prunes.
Lb for new Dates.
For pound package new California Figs.
Our Coffees come from the Blue Flame
Gas Roaster to our counters, every hour
of the day. >. in purchasing of us you get
your coffee warm, from the best Roaster
in the world.
Hoffman House £!■*»**.. 30c
Compare it against any body s 45c.
8.L.1 Mocha and .lava At.
HODdl flavor CIQ
Compare It with any 35c coffee in the city. ;
Santos and Golden Rio TBL
Makes an excellent cup... 196
A.1..H, ' English Breakfast. Cey- fin.
UOIOllg) lon, Japan or the MinardoOUß I
Alloerine Jld. 60c
Salmon Steak, per lb 15c
Halibut steak, per lb 15c
Red Snapper, per lb 15c
Pike, per lb 9c
Pickerel, per lb 7c
Smelts, per lb lie 1
White Fish, per lb He
We sell the CRAWFORD and
The best that ever came clown
H. S. CLEVELAND,
505 •Washington Avenue South.
Minnesota —Unsettled with probably rain
Friday and in west portion to-night:
warmer in northern portion to-night; vari
able winds. Wisconsin —Fair to-night with j
warmer in east portion: Friday partly
cloudy with probably showers northwest
portion; fresh southerly winds. lowa —,
Fair to-night with warmer in west por- j
tion; Friday partly cloudy with possibly i
showers in west portion; fresh southerly ;
winds. North and South Dakota —Rain or j
possibly snow flurries to-night and Fri- j
day; warmer in east portion to-night;
colder in west portion Friday; variable
winds. Montana —Rain or snow to-night; j
Friday probably fair and colder; winds
shifting to westerly.
For Minneapolis and vicinity: Unset
tled weather to-night and Friday, with ;
Minneapolis 24 La Crosse 6 ;
Davenport 24 St. Louis 32 I
Port Arthur —10 Buffalo 12,
Detroit 16 Sault Ste. Marie..—6 I
Meniuette 8 Green Bay 14 ]
Chicago 24 -Milwaukee 80:
Duluth 14 Houghton — 2
Calgary 20 Edmonton 24
Kamloops 30 Medicine Hat 26
Mlnnedosa 4 Qu'Appelle 22 !
Winnipeg —12 Swift Current lt> :
Kansas City ::4 Omaha 2S j
Hufon S Moorhead 2;
Bismarck 22 Williston 22
Memphis M Knoxville 20
Pittsburg 12 Cincinnati 24
Boston 8 New York 14
Washington 14 Charleston 28
Jacksonville 30 Montgomery 24
New Orleans 36 Shreveport 26
Galveston 46 Havre 28
Helena 20 Miles City M
Rapid City 2*; Lander 22
Modena 28 North Platte 20
Denver 28 Dodge City 28
Oklahoma 30 Abilene 38
El Paso 44 Spokane :',4
Portland 44 Winnemucca 48
Los Angeles 46 San Francisco GO
y^ SEND NO MONEY r""
IVUPwmT apolls. Return this ad. and we will
KlQlEa "' send you Che steel range you may select
Mg^f^g^fA,^ by freight C.0.D., subject to examina- ■
■■»■■■■ uii'ti. You can examine it at your
BnY \IrTSHM freight depot, and if you find it per-
SnMjjiiißßlf. fectly satisfactory, exactly as repre-
L?<nSS|l =Jf sented, the most wonderful value you
■nil <IE 91 ever saw or heard of, equal to ranges
tii'ixrr*fSi^-~*l} that sell at double the money, pay the
railroad agent our special price and
freight charges. If the range is not entirely satisfac
tory, if you do not consider It one of the handsomest,
best grade ranges made at the price, you need not ac
cept it, and It will be returned to us at our own expense
of freight charges both ways. ■
OUR FREE EXAMINATION OFFER 2#SX
who has an idea of buying a big steel range to be con
vinced of the money we can save them on these our
steel ranges, we make this liberal free examination offer.
ARdllT TUC CDCICUT Th frelght will average
ADUUI I fit inulDnl about 11.50 for 500 miles,
greater or lesser distances in proportion. The freight
amounts to really nothing compared to the big saving
in price. Special Stove Catalogue Free.
U/C UAUC CHI n ■«•«» Stwl lUngea in the last year
Ilk lIAIC OuLU than all other dealer* combined.
The reason for this is that we sell THE BEST RANGE
sold in Minneapolis, as we can get thousands of people
using it to testily, and sell it for less money than other
dealers ask for an Inferior make of range. These ranges
are no experiment with us.as we have sold this one make
for more than 10 years and our customers who have
used thrm the longest are the loudest in their praise.
We Will Guarantee Them in every manner.shape
and form: we do not ask for any loop hole; if they do not
work perfectly we will take them back and refund pur
chase price Hotel Ranges a Specialty.
NO. I 2 I — hole Range.oven 12x18... 8 I 2-97
No. t-hole Range, oven 14x20 .14 10
No. 125—t-hole Range, oven 14x20, high shelf... | 7.00
No. IS.V-4-hole Range, oven 14x20, high closet.. I POO
No. 134—»-hoje Range, oven 20x20, plain t0p.... 18. 76
No. IS*—6-hole Range, oven 20x20, high shelf... 121 75
No. lS4—*-hole Range, oven 20x20, high closet.. 23.75
No. e-hole Rantfis, reservoir,plain top. 24 75
No. 6-bole Range, reservoir, high shelf ... 55 7s
No. 6-hole Range, reservoir, high closet" ' ?o'ftn
DON'T FORGET THIS- A Ur^' R^g. v »o re e!S'.?2
ml than a small one, and one of our ranges will but you a
Ule-tlmr, so order a good sized one. J
X. M. ROBERTS' SVPPLY HOUSE
IN OPEN LETTER
The Metropolitan Nat'l Bank of Chicago,
February 18th, 1901.
Messrs. Geo. L. Wrenn & Son, General
State Mutual Life Assurance Co.,
85 Dearborn St., Chicago.
For a sum less than one thousand dol
lars, which was paid to your Company in
a ten-year period, I have received the
benefit of Life Insurance to the extent of
twenty-five hundred dollars for a term of
twenty-five years, and at the end of that
time twenty-five hundred dollars in cash.
This speaks for itself and requires no
E. G. KEITH.
Age and address to the undersigned
will bring a fac simile of the new policy
issued by the State Mutual. C. W. Van
Tuyl. general agent, 505-9 Lumber Ex
Frederick Roach has been repairing bicycles
at 519 Hennepin avenue since 1887.
Tons of meat being carried away from the
Provision Co. Retailing at wholesale prices.
The.funeral of Charles K. Newcomb, who
died yesterday, will be held at 2 p. m. to
morrow, at the Lycdale Congregational
Mrs. William ('. Lewis died yesterday at
the age of 58. The funeral services will be
held at the home, yoi Chicago avenue, Sun
day, Maivu H>, at p. m.j The burial will be
Fire in a shack at Ninth avenue S and
Twenty-second street, yesterday afternoon,
broke u>i all the comforts of a wild, cowboy
home, enjoyed by young America in that
vicinity. The blase caught from an over
The police of St. Paul are planning to rid
the Midway district Iv the near future of all
the "blind pigs" that infest that locality.
This was attempted some time ago, but the
r>roprieu>rs were informed of the time of the
raid and all the places were closed.
Anna King, colored, living at 116 Second
«treet S, drank carbolic acid mixed with lau
'Uiuuiu iast night. She was taken to the city
hospital, where she died a few hours later.
The woman came to Minneapolis four months
ago from West Superior. Uespondeucy over a
love affair was the cause of the deeed.
R. McMillan & Co. have a contract from
the John Gund Brewing company to erect a
two-story • brick building at Seventh street
and Cedar avenue. The store occupied by
K. \Wbsling & Co., florists. 3C Fifth street
S. will be torn down soon to make way for a
tnree-atory office building.
Luth Jaeger, receiver for the Scandia Bank,
is unable to close up the estate because the
creditors will not come in and get their
cash. He is under bonds and is obliged to
pay the company which insures him. Thei
court yesterday cot the bond down. Many
of the iieditors have gone to the Klondike.
Maggie Wilson, employed in a restaurant
at .'in' Hennepln avenue, attempted to create
a sensation yesterday by simulating a car
bolic acid suicide. A doctor was hastily
summoned from the city hospital, but, much
to bia disgust, he found that Maggie had im
bibed nothing but aqua pura and her per
formajue was only a little bluff.
The Hennepin County Bar Association will
give its annual dinner at the West Hotel,
Saturday evening. March 16. Tickets must
be secured before March 14 of, the ticket com
mittee, which consists of C. S. Cairns, C. S.
Albert, P. V. Brown, l>ouglas A. Ftske,
Hugh V. Mercer, H. P. Roberta, James D.
Shearer and John S. Steele. Home G. Brown,
William H. Bennett and John M. Reese have
charge of the arrangements.
Preliminary steps looking to the organiza
tion of a retail drug clerks" association were
taken a few days ago. The clerks will in
sist on 9 p. m. closing instead of 11:15, Mon
day and Saturday nights, and 10:15 on the
other nights of the week. They want
the stores closed at 6 o'clock two nights
of tbe weejt. All but two stores
were willing to sign the y o'clock agree
ment. Another attempt will be made to
get them in line before the next meeting.
The story of how Lelf Ericson and his
little band of thirty-five Norsemen
found this country, which they called
Vinland, Is told in a series
of pictures painted by A. Pederson and in
words and music by Mr. Askeland. The
pictures will be exhibited and the music will
be sung by the Grieg Singing Society at Da
nia hall to-morrow evening, "l.'ng Magnus"
will be given by John Madsen, an excellent
barytone. "The Holy City" by Miss Elsie
Heiberg. and "The Pilgrim Chorus" from
• Tannhauser" by .a large male choir.
Brynhild O. Grotte. wife of Thomas O.
Grotte, died of Brights disease at her home,
2325 Sixth street N. at 12:15 this morning, at
the age of ti.. She and her husband came
from Norway in 1870, settling in Minneapolis,
where they have resided ever stnee. Besides
her husband, she left her four children, Mrs.
P. G. Anderson, O. T., O. J. and A. T. Grotte,
who reside here. The deceased left a large
circle of friends, who will sincerely mourn
her departure. The funeral will be held at
the Norwegian Lutheran church, corner
Twenty-fourth avenue N and Sixth street,
Sunday at _ a. m.
OFFER LARGE PRIZES
Cattle Breeders' Associations Help
ing- the State Fair.
The American Aberdeen-Angus Breeders
Association has decided to offer $300, in
special premiums for Aberdeen-Angus cat
tle at the Minnesota state fair this year.
Secretary McFarlane of this association
notifies Secretary Randall of the state fair
that the division of the $300. will be into
six premium classes of $14, $9, $6, $4, $3
and $2 each.
Entries are divided as follows: Bulls,
3-year-old, 2-year-old, 1-year-old and un
der 2, under one year.
Cows, 3 years and over.
Htifers, 2 years and under 3; one year
and under 2: under 1 year.
The announcement of the $4,000 prize list
to be offered at this year's state fair by
both American Short-Horn Breeders as
sociation and thp American Hereford
Breeders association is expected to be
made from the offices of these associations
at Springfield, 111., and Independence, Mo.,
respectively, in a few days.
GEN. GORDON'S LECTURE
Big House To-morrow Xlj?ht Because
of His Unique Position.
j Nothing appeals more strongly to pa
! triotic enthusiasm than to hear a brave
i soldier who has fought valiantly, against a
i country protesting his allegiance to that
: nation. That is one reason why the lee
; tures of General John B. Gordon on vari
i ous phases of the civil war are so popular.
While concealing nothing of his devotion
! to the lost cause the general evinces the
i warmest attachment to the preserved
That is partly why a large audience will
■ greet him when he delivers his new lee
: ture on "The First Days. of the Confed
i eracy," in the Institute of Arts and Let
| ters' course at the Lyceum theater to-mor
The sale of seats is in progress at the
i Metropolitan music store.
SMALL ERROR. MUCH TROUBLE.
When the new St. Paul city charter was
adopted last spring it was recorded in the
office of the register of deeds wUh the name
of Lwis Betz contained therein as city con
troller. The recount, however, gave McCardy
the office by a small margin. It is said now
that the charter will have to be recorded
again to make it valid. The work of copying
will occupy the time of one man for five
POUR MOTORS TO A CAR.
The Twin City Rapid Transit company will
improve its service on the Selby avenue line,
St. Paul, by equipping cars with four tweaty
five horse power motors instead of two fifty
horse power motors, siu-h as are now in use.
The change will obviate the necessity of hav
ing one dead wheel on each side. The new
equipment for the Grand avenue line will be
put in operation by May 1 at the latest.
A CARD OF THANKS
We wish to thank the kind friends who
contributed flowers and for their expressions
of sympathy at the death of our sister, Mrs.
A. W. Ayars.
—Mr. and Mrs. A. C. Vaughan.
Great Inducements to First Pur
Building sites at Hotel St. Louis will be
offered without regard to value to first
Positively the cheapest and prettiest lots
on Lake Minnetonka. Moore Bros. & Saw
yer, Agents, 311 Nicollet avenue
THE MINNEAPOLIS JOURNAL.
LOGS MAY BE STUCK
Serious Consequences of River and
Harbor Bill's Defeat.
ONLY TWO EFFECTIVE DAMS
Work of Controlling the Flood
Water* of the Upper Mlnhlh
itippi la Checked.
Minneapolis is peculiarly interested In
the defeat of the river and harbor bill in
congress. That measure carried appropri
ations aggregating some $300,000 or more
for work in Minnesota, but the size of the
appropriations by no means indicates the
importance of the work which would have
been done had the money been available
this season, or, on the other hand, the
risks and expense involved in the now cer
tain detey in the completion of improve
The largest and most important appro
priation was that for the completion of
the rebuilding of the dams in the system
of storage reservoirs at the headwaters of
the Mississippi river. Planned and built
as an aid to steamboat navigation, these
reservoirs have developed a very import
ant function as a regulator of the water
supply for handling saw logs and furnish
ing power. In fact the value of the com
merce on the upper Mississippi (above
Minneapolis) which is almost entirely con
fined to the floating logs, is much larger
than that on the stretches of river below
the city. Within the past two years the
city has had bitter experience with the
crippling of the logging business through
too much or too little water in the river.
The losses have been heavy and the whole
industry in Minneapolis has t>een serious
ly impeded, throwing men out of employ
ment and making its effects felt in vari
ous other ways. The flouring industry
has suffered when the water has been low;
and recently the entire stree-t car system
of the city was shut down because of the
acant water supply.
I'unciioii of Reservoirs.
It Is the duty of the reservoir system to
equalize the flow of the river. In time of
flood the gates are shut at the dams and a
large amount of water is held back. When
the dry season comes the gates are opened
and the water allowed to flow out so as to
maintain a fairly even stage of water in
A few years ago the dams, which were
built in the eighties, were found to be
growing unsafe and the work of rebuilding
was commenced. As usual congress
failed to appropriate enough for the en
tire work but gave out a driblet—about
enough for one dam. The work was begun
on the dam at the outlet of Lake Winni
bigashish. This is os far completed that
the new concrete dam will be in service
this spring. But meanwhile the dam at
Leech Lake gave out and those at. Pine
River and Pokegama reservoirs were found
to be in such condition as to make the im
pounding of much water injudicious. Last
season a cofferdam was built at Leech
Lake and Major Lorkwood, the govern
ment engineer in charge of this district,
says he hopes, with the small balance re
maining on hand, to so far commence the
new dam as to preserve the work from de
struction. But to attempt any control of
the water will be impossible. A flood
might do great damage to the work al
ready done there.
With Leech Lake reservoir out of the
running, and Pine River and Pokegarna
unable to carry their quota, the control
of the flood waters this season will be
left to Winnibigashish and Sandy Lake
reservoirs—which means, of course, that
but a fraction of the service will be avail
able; or exactly the same conditions as
prevailed last year. Under the circum
stances the outlook for the lumbermen
and millers, to say nothing of the steam
boatmen, is not very bright.
The house appropriation for the work
on the dams was $300,000 which was cut
down by the senate to $222,500.
Surveys Will He Stopped.
Another part of the work which will be
stopped and which will cause loss to the
government is the survey of the over
flowed lands about the reservoirs. This
work has been going on for several years
past, the purpose being to determine dam
ages and settle with the owners. But as
the land is each year growing more valua
ble and each year more settlers are taking
up land —transferring claims from the
state to the individual —the delay is likely
to be very expensive to the government.
Only about six months surveying remained
to be done and all would have been com
pleted easily this season had the bUI
Of the other work in this district, that
on the Red river and Red Lake river will
be also suspended. Its appropriation was
$1,000. For St. Croix river there was an
appropriation of $2,000 which will be cut
off, of course.
Perhaps the most disappointed people
will be those at War Road on Lake of the
Woods. They had succeeded In getting
the senate to put in an item of $45,000 for
the needed improvement of their harbor
and of course the outcome leaves them
high and dry—literally.
Work on the lock and dam at Meeker
Island is being done on the continuous
appropriation plan and will, as stated
yesterday, not be affected by the defeat of
Sure Signs of Spring
Several bunches of California asparagus, tender in fiber and true in flavor, were |
placed on the Minneapolis market this morning. Although these bits of table deli- |
cacy retail for $2.50 per dozen bunches, spring can now be counted present.
During the winter months the commission men must for the greater part be
content with the sale of oranges and lemons, for with that the taste and pocket
book of the consumer are satisfied. But when the March zephyrs come it is differ
ent. The "green stuff" must be had.
Minneapolis hot houses contribute more or less of the small vegetables through
the winter months. The Minneapolitan who nibbles at radishes, parsley and let
tuce in the winter time may imagine that he is consuming the product of the gar
dens of Louisiana. It is a nice thought, but the chances are that some Minneapolis
hot house is responsible
Pieplant, and a good article, too, is grown the year round in the big root eel- j
lars of the local winter truck farmer. It is on the market now. Just now the tur- i
nips we buy are coming from Louisiana, and the beets from Texas. Southern
Illinois is contributing a cucumber without a cramp in a dozen. Some of the toma
toes which are being sold at a luxurious price per pound come from Florida, but a
great many of them are raised in Mexico. The March tomato has the distinction
of being the only member of the 'green stuff" family that comes from a foreign
The home-grown celery is no longer on the market, and the Kalamazoo article
will not be with us till later in the spring. In the meantime southern California
is supplying us. The California product is a fine looker, and as the boy of the pave
ment would say, sells "on Its shape." The fiber is more elastic than the eastern
grown article, and now and then a stalk is found that reminds the consumer of
| Peck's Bad Boy's father trying to eat macaroni. Most of the green onions come
This is high tide for California oranges, and the fruit is selling well. Straw
berries show no disposition to associate with gallery prices.
Onions in Great Demand
The onion market is showing remarkable strength of late, and the statement,
that onions are strong is applicable to the present situation in more ways than
one. In the local market the early fall months saw good lots on sale in the com
mission district at 45c to 50c a bushel, and as the winter came on prices hardened,
running up over 50 per cent by gradual gains over a period of several months. After
the first of the year these same grades passed the dollar mark. Some weeks later
saw them quoted on a range of $1.15 to $1.25, and to-day there is further advance.
Meanwhile the price differences as between Weathersfields. yellow, white of red
Globes has been lost and all grades are now quoted at a uniform priie of $1.50. Ap
parently there is no corner or any attempt at a corner, although without doubt a
good many lots are held in firm hands by large dealers, who are believers in still
higher prices. The situation appears to be entirely legitimate. The crop has been
only fair, detaand is active and eastern markets are fully as strong relatively as
the local market. Many jobbers and not a few retail buyers who were wise enough
to take in good stocks in anticipation of higher prices are now shaking hands with
themselves over their foresight.
MR. BUSHNELL INSTALLED
WESTMINSTER CHURCH'S PASTOR
Dr. Henry A. HuMhnell Preuchei* the
Sermon—4'harK'eti to Church
The installation exercises of Rev. John
E. Bushnell as pastor of 'Westminster
church were held last evening in the pres
ence of a large audience, composed of
members of the congregation and people
from other churches and denominations in
the city. The music- was in charge of the
organist, H. S. Woodruff, and consisted of
anthems by the choir and the solo,
'Ashamed of Jesue," by Mrs. Porteous,
which was sung with unusual effect.
The sermon of the evening was preached
by Dr. Henry A. Bushnell of the Congre
gational church of La. Grange, 111., a
brother of the new pastor. The ceremony
proper was simple, consisting of a few
questions to the pastor and to the people
relative to the mutual acceptance of the
obligations of pastor and congregation.
Mr. Pressley then declared the pastoral
relations established. The charge to the
people was made by Dr. J.< B. Helwig and
the charge to the people by Rev. John Far
ies. Mr. Paries was a member of West
minster for years, and took occasion to say
many things to the people in regard to
their duties to the new pastor as suggested
by his experience with this church. The
installation prayer was made by Rev.
Charles Thayer, the pioneer Presbyterian
church organizer of Minnesota.
The new pastor delivered the benedic
tion, and according to the custom of the
church, the congregation went forward to
give him a handshake of welcome.
Apropos of the installation exercises of
Dr. Bushnell a personal mention in the
flies of the St. Anthony Express in the
year 1859 Is interesting. It reads: "'Rev.
Dr. Horace Bushnell, the distinguished
New England divine, who arrived in St.
Anthony in August, has remained in this
vicinity for many months." Horace Bush
nell was a cousin of the father of Dr. John
E. Bushnell. In the same paper early in
1860 Is the account of a meeting called to
decide upon a name for the two towns on
the east and west sides of the river. The
account reads in part:
Key. Dr. Horace Bushnel! has been invited
to be present at the meeting, and he said
he never declined an invitation to a wee
ding. The first thing that struck him with
surprise on coming here was the rivalry and
jealousy by which these two cities were nul
lifying their influence. Just as a family, if
James and John are always quarreling, the
family influence is gone. With two towns
made into one, there would be twenty times
more influence. The present policy is a kill
ing one. Make a park of Nicollet island
after the union. If a new name is to be se
lected, he would suggest Minneaout, or Min
neanton. If neither of these suited, try
HAD A GOOD TIME
Suns ninl Daughters of Ohio Meet at
The fourth annual banquet of the Sons
and Daughters of Ohio at the Xicollet la-st
evening was attended by 175 guests. The
officers in charge of the affair were S. H.
Towler. president: J. M. Bearnes, vice
president; T. W. Forbes, secretary; O. B.
Clark, treasurer. President Towler was
assisted in receiving the guests by Mmes.
T. J. Janney, J. S. Wilcox, D. G. Hertz,
H. W. Benton, R. H. Patterson, W. B. Mc-
Intyre, H. P Roberts, S H Towler, S. V.
Morris. F. M. Joyce, P. V. Collins and
J. H. Chesnut.
The banquet followed the reception.
Governor Van Sant spoke a "Welcome by
a Sucker to tlfe Buckeye in the Land of the
Gopher." He eulogized Ohio. Three toasts
were drunk to the state of Ohio, Minne
sota and Illinois, and one by the men to
"the Women of Ohio."
Charles Cairns spoke eloquently on
"Ohio's Influence on the Nation"; John
Day Smith on "The Sons-in-Law," and
Professor A. N. Ozias on "Ohio Schools
and Their Product." James Singer, ac
companied by Mr. Xormingion. sang "The
Old Brigade" and "They All Love Jack."
and for an encore sang an Irish folk song.
IMPORTANT PATENT DECISION
The Minneapolis ThreNhing .Machine
Company Wins Its Case.
Judge Lochren has filed a decision in the
United States circuit court in the case
of Parsons and Rinlker vs. The Minneap
olis Threshing Machine company, involv
ing the automatic band cutter and feeder
manufactured by the Minneapolis com
pany, and which has been sold largely dur
ing the past few years in connection with
its threshing machines. The complainants
are the owners of a patent issued to Otto
Albert us and Martin Johnson In 1896, and
it was claimed that the automatic band
cutter and feeder manufactured by the
Minneapolis company was a direct in
fringement of the Albertus & Johnson pat
ent. The decision of the court is in favor
of the defendant. The court holds that the
Albertus & Johnson patent is void for lack
of patentability and that even if it were
valid the Minneapolis machine is not an
infringement. The case has been pending
in court for a year and a half, and a large
amount of testimony has been taken on
both sides, the printed report occupying
several volumes. The argument of the
case lasted four days. John E. Stryker of
St. Paul appeared as attorney for the
plaintiff, and A. C. Paul for the defendant.
NICOLLET AYE AGAIN
Another Big Sale—This Time the
BY LONG DISTANCE TELEPHONE
Realty Care ami Improvement Com
pany Buy* Off the Sesel
Th<? Segelbaum corner, at Nicollet ave
nue and Third street, has just beeu pur
chased by the, Realty Care and Improve
ment company'of this city, for a six-figure
consideration. Edmund G. Walton, vice
president of the Realty company, engin
eered the deal, and throughout the negotia
tions acted for both parties. The price
is not stated, but judging from the recent
at'iivity of N'icollet avenue realty and the
reticence of the company's officials it is be
lieved to have been a pretty stiff one.
The property has a frontage of forty
four feet on the avenue and 112 feet on
Third street. It was owned by the heirs
of the Segelbaum estate most of whom are
in New York. The building is a four
story brick structure which has been oc
cupied for sometime by the Vanstrum Shoe
and Clothing company, which has just
closed out its business to a new firm, the
Heinrich Clothing company.
The Telephone liiil It.
An interesting feature of the negotia
tions is that they were conducted almost
entirely by long distance telephone. Some
days ago Mr. Walton was seized with a
sudden inspiration, and he called up Al
fred Segelbaum of New York from his
Minneapolis office, and asked him If he
cared to sell his Minneapolis corner. Mr.
Segelbaum replied that he would sell the
coat off his back if he got enough for it.
Mr. Walton then told him he would see
what he could do for him, and asked Mr.
Segelbaum to name a price at which he
would sell, and to follow the same up with
a telegram. Mr. Segelbaum at once wired
j his terms and Mr. Walton then began his
labors with the Realty company. Late
yesterday afternoon he called up Mr. Se
gelbaum again and told him he had sold
the property. Confirmatory telegrams
■were then exchanged all around, and the
deal was cinched.
Realty Company Active.
The Realty Care & Improvement com
pany has been particularly active for
sometime in Minneapolis. Besides several
heavy investments in down town property,
the company has made a great showing in
remodeling and improving buildings to
meet the requirements of tenants. The
Realty company built the Metropolitan
Music company's building on Sixth street,
bought and remodeled the Surprise store,
and made extensive improvements in the
old Harrison & Smith building and the
Union National bank.
The sale is regarded as significant by
real estate men who have been predicting
for months that a great revival in values
was certain to come with the advent of
HILLIS' SUBJECT CHANGED
"Oliver Cromwell" Takes Place of
Lecture First Announced.
At Dr. Newell Dwight Hillis' urgent re
quest the lecture he has been announced
to deliver at the Lyceum theater next
Tuesday evening has been withdrawn and
another by Dr. Hillis substituted. The
title of the lecture withdrawn is "The
Tragedy of the Ten Talent Men from Soc
rates to Lincoln," and "'Oliver Cromwell,"
takes its place.
"Oliver Cromwell" has been received
with particularly pronounced manifesta
tions of satisfaction wherever it has been
delivered and Dr. Hillis writes that he is
better pleased with it than the lecture he
was to have given. There will be no dis
appointment consequent upon the change.
Of late there has been renewed interest
In rhe great protector, and only last year
Theodore Roosevelt wrote a review of his
lifework for Scribner's magazine. Crom
well is one of those historical characters
about whom a storm of controversy always
rages, his admirers exalting him to the
heavens, his enemies debasing him to the
Dr. Hillis was one of the great suc
cesses of the Institute of Arts and Letters'
course last season, and there is every rea
son to believe that on such a subject as
Cromwell he will make an equally good
impression this year. The sale of seats for
Dr. Hillis' lecture will open at the Met
ropolitan Music company's, Saturday
ST. PAUL BEATS TOPEKA
Mrs. Nation LoHea a Convention for
The next convention of the National As
sociation of Mutual Insurance companies
will be held next year in St. Paul. This
waF decided yesterday at the convention in
Columbus, O. These companies inaure
against windstorms, hail storms and de
struction by the elements. Topeka was the
leader in the bid for the next convention,
and just to show how St. Paul gets con
ventions by some hook or crook the debate
is herewith given. Said Mr. Scott for To
Topeka of all cities in the country, is the
place for this association to meet. Carrie
Nation has been through Kansas and Is only
half done with her smashing and we can
follow in her wake and write policies for
every farmer in the state. Moreovejb she
has made Topeka a quiet, orderly pla%* and
the sedate representatives of our companies
will not have temptations thrown across their
path at every step.
A St. Paulite then arose and swept the
convention for the saintly city by this pat
If you Kansas people don't suppress that
woman she wiU drive every company in the
country to the wall. She's worse than all the
cyclones that ever swept the state of Kan
sas, and we don't want to meet In a cemetery,
MR. NEVIUS OBJECTS
Endenvort* to Stop Payment of Cor
oner Williama* Btlh,
Ten members of the Taxpayers' League,
I represented by G. L. Nevius, objected yes
i terday to the allowance of two bills pre-
I sented by Coroner Williams for January
services. County Attorney Boardman has
acordingly tiled notice of an appeal from
the action of the county commissioners in
I allowing the bills. The heavy bill, rep
resenting the actual work of the coroner,
is for i>ersonal services in holding in
quests, serving subpoenas, viewing bodies
and mileage It amounts to $174.23. The
other bill for ?21 was turned in by the
I deputy coroner for services while his su
j perior was tending to other oases. It is
! to the small bill that the taxpayers par
Coroner Williams is angry and says he
»ill contest the case himself.
A meeting is being held this afternoon in
?t. Paul by the executive committee of the
Territorial Pioneers' organization to deter
mine the place of the next aauual meeting
A committee on program will be appointed
to-day. Governor Van Sant and other state
officials will be a'feked to attend the annual
meeting. The last oue was held on the state
fair grounds in the log cabin.
The annual meeting of the Old Settlers who
date back of the Pioneers by several years,
wllL be held in June ta the statehouse. Ther»
are a very few poeple of the latter association
left in the state.
SAD NEWS CONFIRMED.
A cablegram has been received by Professor
H. Q. Stub of Luther seminary at Hamltne,
wnich confirms the news of the death of his
wife at Christiana, as intimated by a fare
well cablegram received from her two weeks
ago. The last cablegram which was received
Monday stated that Mrs. Stub had died after
an operation. She went to Norway two years
ago for the betterment of her health and
Professor Stub was about to give up his
seminary work to take up his residence in
Norway so as to be with her.
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LYCEUM FRIDAY EVENING,
•UX.Vr.BsU I*l. MARCH 8.
The Institute of Arts and Letters presents
GEN. JOHN B. GORDON
In his new lecture never before given la
THE FIRST DAYS OF
Seats now selling at Metropolitan Music Store.
Prices 25c and 50c-
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Mar/nee and Evening, MARCH-9
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Seats Selling at Lyceum Theatre.
Good Weather to Buy Meats.
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BATES AIUS >IAINTAI\KD
The Traffic World In Astonished at
Its Own Uoodnessi.
The strict maintenance of freight rates
in northwestern territory, particularly in
Minneapolis and St. Paul, continues to at
tract the attention of the whole traffic
world for the reason that the twin cities
were for years the hotbed of rate cutting
of every description.
The big shippers who formerly got the
best of the small fellows no matter how
strict the observance of tariff might be,
are dismayed, at the outlook. They are
at last convinced that the "bankers'
agreement," that is, the one drawn up by
the financial interests of the various rail
road properties, is a pretty stiff instru
ment, and one that cannot be beat through
sharp practices leveled against freight so
The information come* from New York
that there are no longer any long con
ferences between traffic managers in the
hope of discovering some means that will
enable them to trust each other. No more
sickening array of figures for commissions
—figures that used to run into the millions
of dollars—now confront the traffic man
agers of the big roads. All is serene, and
because of the small advances here and
there in rates, and their strict mainte
nance all along the line, it is estimated
that earnings will increase in excess of
$50,000,000 this year.
MILWAUKEE GETS OUT
Can't Stand Hate Cutting' in Kiiumii
The Milwaukee has withdrawn from the
Western trunk line bureau owing to the
alleged cutting of rates in the Kansas City
territory. About a year ago the rail
roads attempted to work a blind pool sys
tem to regulate rates. Various commit
tees were appointed, and things appeared
to run smoothly for a while except at
St. Paul. The Milwaukee is now con
vinced, however, that something more ef
fective than committees will have to be
tried to prevent secret rate manipulation.
Hill and the Burlington.
New York, March 7. —There are occasional
rumors wafted .about the street connecting
James J. Hill with the Burlington. But
i little credence is placed in these stories, as
the Burlington is regarded as too big and
too rich a corporation for Mr. Hill, or any
other man, to easily take over. All sorts
of rumors of combinations and consolida
tions are heard, and just now it is the Bur
lington's turn to be absorbed.
Would Affect the Great Northern.
Special to The Journal.
Big Timber, Mont., Maich 7.—Well defined
rumors are in circulation that in the spring
the Montana Railroad company will extend
its line from Harlowton to Billings, following
a survey made, east of the Sweet Grass di
vide, some years ago. The extension would
pass through a magnificent stock country
and would take from the Great Northern
heavy shipments of cattle and sheep.
Homeseekera Are Many.
The Great Northern and Northern Pacific
estimate that about l,tioo home seekers availed
themselves of the low rates applying Tues
day and Wednesday to make a trip to the
west. The home seekers were mostly from
trffe eastern, southeastern and middle states.
Aew Depot at Spukane.
Timothy Reardon of St. Paul will erect the
three-story brick and Iron passenger depot
at. Spokana. The building will cost $100,(hji>,
and the contractor will commence work next
Monday. The building will be completed
by Oct. 1.
The first boat for Cape Nome will sail
April 2tj. The coast lines anticipate a good
business, although nothing like that en
joyed last season.
The Milwaukee & St. Paul has withdrawn
from the Kansas City committee of the
western trunk line bureau as a result of
the secret cutting of rates at Kansas City.
The Chicago. Burlington & Quiney has
let a contract amounting to $090,000 for build
ing a cut-off on the main line between Red
Oak and Villisca. lowa, which will reduce
the distance between Omaha and Chicago by
It is announced that forged passes to the
value of thousands of dollars' have been
floated on the Illinois Central railroad dur
ing the last three months, and last night
detectives descended upon a Clark street
scalper? offlVe and arrested W. A. Stiueborn,
the proprietor, and his clerk, Joseph Adler.
The railway employes of nearly every east
ern road have made application for an in
crease in wages and the matter is being con
sidered by the general managers. In 1892
nearly all roads made a 10 per cent out hi
employes' wages with the understanding that
the wages would be restored with the return
of normal earnings.
FOR GOVERNOR AND LEGISLATURE.
Osman Temple, A. A. O. N. M. S., St. Paul,
will hold a ceremonial seseion Wednesday,
March 13, in honor of Noble Samuel R. Vaa
Sant and the legislature now in session.
TO-NIGHT Matinee Saturday
in the ROUNDERS.
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Coming direct from New York, in their
own chartered train, and bringing ' "with,
them every appurtenance for one of the
biggest and most enjoyable shows of the
season, "The Jolly Grass Widows" will be
at the Dewey theater next week. Manager
Wittig has arranged the date at no small'
inconvenience. "The Jolly Grass Widows"
are a young show, But a great one. The
company was organized two years ago, and'
stepped at once to the top rank among
burlesque organizations. It is brimful of
all the fine points which go to make up a
successful show. Its women are young,
good looking and clad in dazzling cos
tumes. Its comedians are bright and
clever, with .no fossilized jokes or anti
quated horseplay; its burlesques are well
written and enjoyable, and its specialty
performers among the best in the vaude
ville field. ] Music, scenery and costumes
are alike superb in newness and complete
: ness, . and the show, in short, is all pro
vided with every essential. .
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