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THUESDAY EVENING. NOVEMBEE 28, 1901.
W LONG
▼ AND LOOSE
The Fashionable Model in Overcoats.
Perfectly Tailored,
and Plenty of Them.
You'll find no other equally complete display,
in town.
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H 415-419 Nicollet Aye. 11fi» >
THE CITY
*■■' — - ■
TOWN TALK
Notice No. 85 on this page. It will interest
you.
Choice farm loans for sale, with titles
guaranteed. Title Insurance and Trust Co.
Hotel Nicollet Ladies' Cafe. Secure your
tables for Thanksgiving dinner, 5:30 till &
o'clock. Concert every evening.
Rev. J. S. Montgomery will address the
State Teachers' Association, in St. Paul, "Dec.
it!, on "John Ruskln, the Voice of the New
Age."
Owing to the Thanksgiving services In
which the congregation of Wesley church
united, there will be no midweek prayer
meeting there this evening.
A case of suspected suicide, at 121 Nicol
let avenue, yesterday, turned out to be death
from natural causes. A man known as
"George" was found dead, with a. bottle of
aconite by him. The bottle had not been
touched, however.
Directors of the Minneapolis Chamber of
Commerce met yesterday and voted against
the Installation of a club and grillroom in
the new building. Considerable opposition
to the plan was found to exist among mem
bers, and consequently it was abandoned.
The board of education has decided to ad
mit pupils at the opening of the spring term,
Jan. 20, If they would be six years of age
when the Easter vacation arrives. This an
nouncement will be welcomed by those who
are anxious to get their young children Into
school this spring.
At the request of the Jewish peddlers of the
city, Mayor Ames has ten officers, in citi
zens' clothes, stationed around town on the
lookout for boys who have been persecuting
peddlers. Lieutenant Ginsberg arrested
Charles Storm Monday. He pleaded guilty
and was fined. Other boys will be rounded
up at the first opportunity.
Secretary H. Gordon Webster, of the state
board of pharmacy, had his first case yester
day in the crusade now being pushed against
druggists without licences. Axel N. Fryk
man was charged in the municipal court with
selling poison, and It Is alleged that he is
filling the place of a regular licensed drug
gist. His case was set for Dec. 6. Mr.
Webster says that, though they will not make
any sensational arrests, a steady pressure will
be brought to bear against violators of the
pharmacy law.
BRIGGS' APPEAL FUTILE
Last Resort Exhausted and He Must
Serve His Time.
Fred A. Brlggs had a chill reception
yesterday by the state board of pardons.
His application for remittance of the
workhouse sentence was denied, and
Briggs will have to spend six months with i
Superintendent McDonald at Shingle j
creek, ln addition to paying the 5200 fine. I
W. A. Kerr, former judge of the munici
pal court, made the principal plea for
Brigga. He said that Briggs was the only
man ever convicted on a gambling charge
ln Hennepin county who got a sentence
of imprisonment. Judge McOee had im
posed eighty-six sentences in the same
connection, all of which were let off with
a fine. Members of the board pricked up
their ears, and wanted to know what these
cases were. Judge Kerr admitted that
they were the saloon-keepers who had
been Induced by Briggs to put in the
machines.
W. H. Grimshaw, United States mar
shal, also appeared in person to speak for
Briggs. He said he had known Briggs
for seventeen years, and that his princi
pal misfortune had been that he Invaded
the territory claimed as sacred by others.
The petition presented to the board of
pardons had affixed to it the names of a
number of prominent people, including
the following:
Ex-Senator W. D. Washburn, John
Washburn, Henry Little, manager of the
Pillsbury-Washburn mills; L. Christian
eon, manager of the Consolidated Milling
company; W. H. Eustis, M. D. Purdy,
United States district attorney; W. H.
Grimshaw, United States marshal; Rev.
M. D. Shutter, Rev. Mr. McKenzie, Rev.
W. Wilkinson, Manager Burton of the
Plymouth Clothing company, J. E. Bell,
Hennepin County Savings bank; Attorneys
W. W. Irwin, Victor Welch, Frank Huba
chek, John H. Steele, Fred Cook and ex-
County Attorneys James Peterson and
Frank M. Nye, City Attorney Frank
Healy.
Last evening, after bidding his friends
farewell. Brigg drove to the workhouse
to give himself up. He was informed that
Superintendent McDonald had not been
given any authority to lock him up, and
co returned to the city. Briggs will prob
ably be committed to-morrow.
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SUMMONS ON APPLICATION FOR REGIS
TRATION OF LAND. *•!«**»
STATE OF MINNESOTA. COUNTY OF HEN
nepln.— 53.: District Court, Fourth Judicial
District,
Frank W. Commons, applicant to have reg
istered the land described as follows: Lots
Four and Nine, Block Two, Bell Brothers'
Addition to Minneapolis, as the same appear
upon the official plat of said Addition on file
and of record in the office of the Register of
Deeds in and for said Hennepin County,
Plaintiff, vs. all other persons or parties un
known, claiming any right, title, estate, lefn
or interest ln the real estate described In the
application herein, Defendants.
The State of Minnesota to the above-named
defendants:
You are hereby summoned and required to
answer the application of the applicant plain
tiff in the above-entitled application for reg
istration and to file a copy of your answer
to the said application in the office of the
clerk of said' court, in said county, within
twenty days after the service of this sum
mons upon you, exclusive of the day of such
service; and if you fail to answer the said
application within the time aforesaid, the ap
plicant plaintiff in this action will apply to
the court for the relief demanded in the ap
plication herein.
Witness, C. N. Dickey, clerk of said court,
aud the seal thereof, at Minneapolis, in said
county, this 14th day of November, A D
190 L
rsoaL] C. N. DICKEY, Clerk.
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BBWA__. D. ANDREWS.
', .■ Attorney for Plaintiff,
-V ; ,; - • 808 New York Life Bldg.,
' . Minneapolis. Minnesota.
CLASH OF HO FADS
Filtration Plan and Municipal
Lighting Men at Outs.
LATTER MAKE INSINUATIONS
Brand the Xew Bond Scheme as a
Trick to Kill Their Pot
Project.
There will be Interesting doings Friday
afternoon when a special council commit
tee meets to consider the Question of a
$500,000 bond issue for warterworks im
provements. The scheme includes a
water filtration plant and extension of the
water mains.
Aldermen who favor a municipal light
ing plant are In a pretty scrappy temper
and disposed to make some plain state
ment of facts at this meeting.
It is a very strange thing, they say,
that all of a sudden certain aldermen have
developed an absorbing interest in the
water filtration subject. The movement
for a water filtration plant was discussed
considerably a year or so ago, they say,
but aroused no interest whatever among
the aldermen. . On the contrary, one of
the gentlemen now crying for water fil
tration then declared that with the com
pletion of the new northeast pumping sta
tion there would be no need of putting in
a filtration plant. He would be opposed to
any such waste of public funds.
Nor can it be claimed, they insist, that
the medical fraternity of the city is ask
ing for this improvement at this time.
Minneapolis physicians - cforo6hterecfor
stated, during the whole progress of the
agitation for an Improved water supply,
that the water furnished by the north side
station was good water; that it did not
constitute a menace to health, and
that they would be well satisfied for the
present if the city could be assured of a
sufficient supply of this water at all times
of the year.
The completion of the new station, with
a moderate extension of the distribution
system, will do this, the electric lighting
aldermen say. The station itself and the
pumps will be paid for from the reve
nues of the water department, and a small
bond Issue would do the rest. It is there
fore absurd to talk about a bond issue of
half a million dollars in this connection,
and the plain purpose of it, they charge,
is to kill off the electric lighting proposi
tion. They are prepared to so state to
the men behind the new movement. If
the latter persist in their attitude, the
only logical course, the electric lighting
plant adherents say, is for the council to
put both issues before the people and let
them take their choice.
WHEEL THIEVES BOLDER
AND RIDERS ARE MORE CARELESS
__
Record of the Last Three Months
Shows More Thefts Than
Ever Before.
ißlcycle thieves are reaping a rich har
vest in Minneapolis. Scarcely a day goes
by that the local bicycle houses do not
receive numerous visits from men whose
wheels have been stolen, and who are
anxious to obtain from the dealer their
number. Moreover the records of the po
lice department show that more wheels
have been stolen in this city during the
past three months than ever (before in any
similar period, of time.'
Since the first of the month eighty
seven wheels have been ridden off by men
who had no right to them. Of these for
ty-one have been recovered and returned
to their owners; while there are now
eleven at the police stations awaiting
claimants.
•During October 123 wheels were stolen;
and sixty-six, or a trifle over one-half,
were recovered. In September the number
stolen was eighty-five, of which fifty-eight
were recovered.
These figures are very unusual, and
show two things. First, that wheelmen
have become careless and seldom lock
their machines even . though they may
leave them standing outside for several
hours at a time; and second, that bicycle
thieves have become over-bold, probably
'because there have 'been so few convic
tions in court for bicycle stealing. ,'.;,
Of the wheels recovered a very few are
found in the pawn shops. Most of them
are left by the thieves standing against a
building or fence in some distant part of
town; the thief, as he himself would
probably explain It, having simply "bor
rowed" a ride, and having left the ma
chine when he was through with it.
Bicycle "Detective" Conner was very
much exercised this morning when asked
for a record of the thefts of the past few
months, and refused absolutely to give
them up until ordered to do so by his
superior officer. He then voluntered the
information that he didn't "care a — ,
as a man wasn't considered a live one
unless he was roasted by The Jour
n a 1." : ... I
BUYS CALIFORNIA PINE
The C. A. Smith Company Makes a
barge Timber Investment.
The C. A. Smith Lumber company of
this city, has just purchased 30,000 acre 3
of sugar pine in El Dorado county, Cali
fornia, the price paid being $500,000.
However, Mr. Smith has no immediate in
tention of developing his property. He
is quoted as saying that the supply of
timber in the northern part of this state
is sufficient to last at least ten years
yet, and that nothing would be done with
the California tract until a necessity
arose. The tract is about 100 miles east
of Sacramento and of easy access.
I BACK BROKEN, BUT LIVES.
j John Mclver, a bridge carpenter, fell thirty
: feet from a bridge at Vernon Center, Minn.,
July 2, 1898, breaking his hack. At the St.
Luke's hospital,- St.- Paul, he .was treated on
a water bed with such success that he is now
able to move his limbs slightly, and is in a
fair way to recover. ■■
Lost.
On the 2d of November a poor colored
man lost a purse inside of Twenty-fourth
street, containing $15. If the finder will
apply at The Journal office the owner can
be Identified. :?'-y.
WHERE MINNEAPOLIS
FALLS DOWN
Billboards, Unsightly Enough of Themselves,
Flaunt Bizarre Pictures—Suggestive Deface'
ments Accentuate Evil Tendency of Display.
Here is another place where Minneapolis falls down!
The plague of bill-boards, long a disgrace to the city, has become a re
proach to the fair fame of Minneapolis and a rebuke to the city officials who
permit it to pass uncensored.
Minneapolis Is a beautiful city. Like Washington it is a city of mag
nificent distances, with fine, broad streets, and picturesque homes. Too, often,
however, its appearance is marred by the erection of unsightly bill-boards',
both in down-town districts and in the residence sections.
Of itself the bill-board is objectionable, whether it advertises the latest
styles in haberdashery or urges the merits of a particular brand of pickles.
The evil, however, is emphasized when the board blazons forth with highly
colored pictures announcing the advent of some theatrical attraction through
the display of impossible women, scantily clothed.
The thing has gone so far that the critic of bill-board displays, as they
exist here, no longer lays himself open to a charge of prudishness. Many of
these bills are a direct detriment to the morals of the community, and would
not be tolerated elsewhere.
The proof of this is easy., If the bills did not suggest lewdness they
would not be still further disfigured by scurrilous drawings, and obscene
phrases. That they are so disfigured every Minneapolitan knows. •
Not all things are pure to the pure; and unfortunately the modest woman
or girl, who has not yet become accustomed to the flaunting of vice and the
advertisement of Indecency, must frequently blush as she passes a crowd of
street urchins gazing with eager eyes at the salacious lithographs which meet
their view on every hand.
However, all the blame for this disgraceful state of affairs should not be
laid at the doors of theatrical managers or bill posters. "Good citizens," who
own vacant property throughout the city, are equally culpable. For a nominal
rental they allow bill-boards to be erected on their land, condoning vice for
a few pennies and permitting virtue to be scandalized for gain.
These "good citizens" should remember that Alexander Pope both preached
a vivid sermon and aptly hit off human nature when he said:
Vice is a monster of such hideous mem
That to be hated needs but to be seen;
But seen to oft, familiar with her face.
We first endure, then pity, then embrace.
The plague of bill-boards has passed the bounds of decency. The evil
should be remedied and at; once.
HIGHEST OF THE DECADE
FEED PRICES AT TOP NOTCH
The Prospect Is That They Will
Stay There Pending Sew
Crop*.
Prices of feed are up again to-day all
around. For some time past there has
been unusual interest shown by the gen
eral public in the markets for the so
called coarse grains and for feeds. Those
who ordinarily do not pretend to know the
difference between bran, middlings or any
other flour by-product, have been edu
cated along these lines in the past few
months. The advances in corn and oats,
and in millstuffs and feed have been re
markable and have affected thousands.
Every man who owns a horse, every
dairyman, cattle feeder and farmer has
an interest.
To-day there is another advance in
millstuffs. Bran as quoted to-day by the
millers at $17 to $18 per ton bulk in car
lots is higher than it has been in ten
years. Shorts at $18(g>19 are up to a
point not touched before in about twelve
years. It may not be very encouraging
to buyers of these commodities, but It
will interest them to know that, in the
opinion of leading millers, the new price
range is here to stay, at least until the
new crop of corn and oats works a
change.
W. G. Crocker, of the "Washburn-Crosby
company, says that in all likelihood feed
prices will remain close to the present
range for some time to come. Said Mr.
Crocker:
Many buyers have shown tendency to hold
off as long as possible, in the hope, no doubt,
that reactions would come, but It is becoming
evident to them that conditions are on a
more stable basis than they had figured upon.
Certainly there can be no material setbacks
in feed prices, while corn and oats remain at
present figures. The situation is a legitimate
one and not speculative. The heavy losses in
the corn crop have made it necessary for
farmers who have stock to carry to look else
where for feed. This has created demand
[ from new quarters. We are . shipping feed
j dally to points in lowa where there never was
• demand before. Shipments are also going out
i to Missouri, Kansas, Texas and to New Or
! leans. These people need the stuff and will
! need it for some time yet.
Prices are now so much higher than usual
that one not familiar with conditions might
suppose tbe advance was overdone. This im
pression is erroneous. Of course no one can
speak authoritatively of prices of any com
modity subject to dally fluctuation. Minor
changes may occur either way, but the pres
ent price range is based upon legitimate con
ditions of supply and demand, and will in all
probability hold for some time. As to how
much higher prices may go no one can tell.
Fancy Prices for Buffalo Pelts
Frontiersmen of the days when buffaloes
roved in countless thousands through the
wild west could hardly be made to believe
that the time was not far distant when a
single buffalo pelt in Minneapolis would
sell for $150. That fancy price is being
asked for a buffalo skin now for sale by
a furrier on Ninth street S. It is prob
ably the finest buffalo skin ever seen ln
Minneapolis. The skin originally covered
one of a straggling herd of buffalo round
ed up in the Canadian northwest. It was
taken not more than ten years ago, while
the great majority of the buffalo skins
now on the market date back more than
twenty-five years. This particular skin
Where School Stores Are Kept
When it was decided to lease the old
courthouse for business purposes last sum
mer, it was up to the school board to
provide a new home for their supply cen
ter. A 40x60 brick building was erected
on ground in the rear of Washington
school and though things are not as yet
in a settled condition the supply business
is conducted in a very satisfactory man
ner by A. N. Wasmuth, who is in charge.
Everything from the Standard Diction
ary, atlas and "heavy" reference book,
down to colored toothpicks and wooden
i shoe pegs can be had on a moment's no
tice. A wagon is kept continually busy
distributing to the different schools, not
to mention the special messengers who
are sent for material to fill a sudden
call. All school hooks are furnished to
the graded pupils free of charge, the chil
dren buying their own pencils and tabs.-
Of the books used, Mr. Wasmuth says
that the better kind last about five years,
while the cheaper grades do for three.
Books costing less than 60 or 70 cents are
rarely rebound, while histories, readers
and spellers used in the higher grades are
turned over to the bookbinders when they
can be repaired to advantage. Children
in the first and second grades are harder
on books than the older pupils.
In reply to a question as to how books
were damaged, Mr. ' Wasmuth showed a
pile that had been condemned, saying:
THE MINNEAPOLIS JOURNAL.
IT HURT THEIR FEELINGS
COUNTY FATHERS ARE INSULTED
They Ignore Petition of Taxpayers
Because It Seemed to Impugn
Their Honesty.
Doubtless the citizens and taxpayers
who joined in the petition to the county
commissioners requesting that bids for
the tax statement books for 1902 be ad
vertised for had no intention of insult
ing or angering the worthy quintet, but
angered they certainly are, and they claim
to have been insulted.
The petition closes with a statement
to the effect that to advertise for bids
would be to protect the interests of the
taxpayers and avoid opportunities for
criticism in the future. The sentence
reads innocently enough. The purpose of
advertising for bids' on any proposition is
to safeguard the interests of the tax
payers, and Is so recognised, but the
county commissioners are all In a huff
over the language dl-the petition and vir
tuously stamp it as insulting.
"I call it an insult," said a spokesman
this morning, "when the county commis
sioners cannot be entrusted with the task
of buying $120 worth of books without
advertising for bids. Isn't this petition
a reflection on the commissioners, saying
that the interests of the public need pro
tection from them? That's my opinion,
anyway, and I believe the board did right
in ignoring the petition." '• ' "
GJERTSEN IS GAINING
Late Pastor Got a Majority of Last
Night's Vote.
No pastor was called by the congrega
tion of the Trinity Norwegian Lutheran
church at the meeting held last evening.
A ballot was taken, but no one expected
that an election would result. The late
pastor, the Rev. M. Falk Gjertsen, de
veloped more strength than was expected,
receiving 143 votes to 132 for the Rev.
Gustav Oftedal and one for the Rev. Mar
tin H. Heggee. The Christian Endeavor i
society presented a petition requesting j
the selection of Mr. Oftedal as pastor, but
i the petition did not apparently carry,
| much weight.
STOLEN SWEETS
August Schuman Charged With Be-
ing a Sugar Thief.
August Schuman, released from the St.
Cloud reformatory last January, was ar
rested yesterday by Detectives Hicks and
Howard. Schuman, it is believed, is one
of the men who have ben stealing large
quantities of sugar from freight cars in
the St. Louis yards during the past week.
He is charged with grand larceny.
is that of a calf and is vastly superior to
the skins of old buffalo. The fur is as
soft as silk, short and dark.
The average buffalo skin sells for from
$75 to $125. Fifteen years ago the price
of skins was from $15 to $35. In an
other decade it will be impossible to get
a good skin for less than $250 and the
average price will be nearer $300.
The big prices which people are willing
to pay for buffalo skins has prompted
many to speculate In the hides. Most of
the skins which were doing service as
robes a few years ago have been turned
over to furriers to sell for a sum which
would once have been considered exorbi
tant.
"Times are better and I suppose thai
boys are better fed than formerly; any
way, very few of the books are chewed up
nowadays, most of them lasting the re
quired length of time."
Pencils and pads are furnished when the
teachers have reason to believe that par
ents cannot afford the expense, as are
paints and drawing materials. This rule
holds good in all graded schools and no
child need be .kept away from school be
cause of the expense involved.
An interesting feature is that of the in
dustrial material supplied. Large bun
dles of rattan, bales of carpet warp and
yarns are being sent out to the schools
in anticipation of the demand. Raffia
and the best grade of Germantown yarn
are used for fancy work, baskets and
knitting. The board ls expected to ap
prove the action of the committee and
shortly all schools will be supplied out of
the 14,000 carpet looms to be ordered. The
industrial idea is being made a great deal
of this year. It is of great benefit to the
1 teachers in helping them to break the mo
notony of constant study, at the . same
time giving practical'lnstruction to the
pupils. ' - -'
Last year over 185,000 books were han
dled but owing to the 60,000 old books ex
changed last term for new ones, the de
mand for this fall has not exceeded I
20,000. ' * k /' " •. ■ J
TACT IS NECESSARY
Long Lines Must Be Handled With
Kid Gloves. '■$
DIFFERENTIAL IS NOT POPULAR
Some Other Satisfaction Will Be Pro
• posed to* Keep Weak Lino ln
the Agreement.
Executive heads of the Chicago-Minne
apolis lines hope to have reached some
kind of an understanding as to time of
trains between Chicago and Minneapolis
before Doc. 2, the date of the . meeting
called to settle the question. Negotia
tions have been in progress since the Mil
waukee pulled out of the 13^-hour agree
ment. An open break in the meeting will
be avoided if possible, and pains will be
taken to arrive at a basis for some kind
of a settlement during the next few days.
The fact, that the question was in a very
unsatisfactory condition is the cause of
postponing the two meetings previously
scheduled. v
Granting the weak lines a differential
is not considered a satisfactory solution.
The differential is considered a back num
ber and the ideas of the weak lines as to
the amount of the differential are much
above what the strong lines consider a
safe basis for them. The Milwaukee and
the North-Western are known to be anx
ious to make several new improvements
in Chicago service over the old arrange
ment. The Great Western and Burling
ton will follow suit. The four fast lines
are endeavoring to formulate a plan by
which the long lines can be recompensed
without resorting to the differential. It
is hoped to have this proposition in shape
before the date of the Chicago meeting.
Hustling for Cars.
Lines penetrating North Dakota are ex
hausting every device to supply the ele
vators and farmers with cars for grain.
It is estimated that 90 per cent of the
flax in North Dakota is threshed and
ready for the market. Various communi
ties are begging the railroads for cars.
In some instances delegations of business
men have made trips to the twin cities
to see if something could not be done to
help their particular communities. About
SO to 35 per cent of the flax in North
Dakota is yet to be marketed and a still
larger per rentage remains' to be shipped.
Farmers are selling freely.
The southwest is also taking a large
amount of various grains and produce
from Minnesota. This has diverted grain
which under ordinary conditions would
go east in the opposite direction. Mexico
has temporarily removed its import duty
on wheat and is taking shipments from
the northwest. The potato men are short
on refrigerator cars, a condition which
is liable to exist all through the winter.
Through all of the car famine every ef
fort has been made by roads to take care
of the general merchandise shipments,
Minneapolis as a wholesale center has Im
proved transportation facilities for dis
tributing goods in the southwest to what
she had a year ago. In two or three in
stances conditions that ruled against Min
neapolis and in favor of Chicago in the
distribution of goods to the lowa and Ne
braska trade have been corrected. These
lay principally in the connections fur
nished cars from Minneapolis at points in
southern Minnesota and . lowa over the
North-Western and Milwaukee systems.
Generally the movement of lumber and
grain has been forced to take a secondary
position to the distribution of merchan
dise.
Great Western Helps Business.
The Great Western extensions in process
of building are expected to add to the
influence of Minneapolis in the markets of
| the southwest. The Improved train
service recently inaugurated by the Stick
ney road is bringing new buyers to this
city. -.....-:: . . j H'rii) •
The Great Western Intends to make a
more thorough canvass for the traffic in
packing-house products between Minne
apolis and the Missouri river towns as
soon as its extensions to Omaha and
Sioux City are completed. It is expected
that the volume of these products dis
tributed from Minneapolis will show a
wonderful Increase next year. The Great
Western has enjoyed a nice portion of
this traffic from Kansas City, and the new.
extensions will carry its lines to the re
maining two important packing-house
towns on the Missouri.
Hurrying W. C. Terminals.
The Wisconsin Central expects to he
using its new terminals entirely by the
first of the year. During his recent visit
President Whitcomb took steps to hurry
the work. Howard Morris, general
counsel, has also spent considerable time
here on business connected with this work.
President Whitcomb considers that the
new freighthouse is in an advantageous
location, being as near the wholesale dis
trict as cars can run and reasonably near
the depots of other lines. Since the new
freighthouse was located there has been
much inquiry for property on which to
build warehouses in that vicinity.
Soo Preferred Booming.
New York reports say that insiders be-
I gin to talk of par for Soo preferred stock.
It Is now in the neighborhood of 93. The
strong showing made by the road has
caused much comment in financial circles.
What statements have been made by
President Lowry on his present trip east
are definitely bullish. Figures for the
third week in November show earnings for
that period of $141,329.82, an increase of
49.5 per cent over last year. The in
crease since July 1 over the same period
as last year is €8.9. Passenger earnings
Show an increase of $110,000 and freight
earnings about $700,000.
Holiday Hates on Soo.
General Passenger Agent Callaway of
the Soo announces rates for holiday travel
to-day. 'He goes the Western Passenger
association roads a day better on the re
turn limit. For local points a rate of a
fare and a'third is made, with tickets on
sale as early as Dec. 22 and good for re
turn until Jan. 3. The Soo also incor
porates a -fare holiday rate to Cana
dian paints. Tickets,will be on sale Dec.
12 to 15 and good for return until Jan. 7.
Mr. Callaway also announced rates for
the regular winter excursion given by that
road from points in Wisconsin and Mich
igan to Minneapolis and St. Paul. The
rate made is less than one. fare for the
round trip. The date is Dec. 12, with
tickets good for return until Dec. 16.
Changes have been made in the Soo
service from Minneapolis to points on
the St. Croix and Frederic line In Wis
consin. Trains on that line will connect
with the morning train from Minneapolis
Instead of the evening train, as hereto
fore. Passengers will arrive in Minne
apolis from those points in the morning
instead of the evening.
Statistics just at hand show that the St.
Lawrence ports, including Montreal, Que
bec, St. John, Halifax and Portland, Me.,
show an Increase in passenger traffic in
stead of the decrease which has hit the
American ports. In this business, both
east and west-bound, the Soo partici
pates.
Export Traffic Light.
. Shipments of export flour have been
comparatively. small in the past week.
Domestic trade has been good and the
demand for cars at. the mills has not
been lessened. From the standpoint of
the millers, however, the car situation is
easier. . This is due to an increase in the
receipts of grain in Minneapolis over cer
tain roads, and the fact that the all-rail
movement of merchandise from the east is
bringing more cars into this territory
which can be used at once by the flour
shippers, In the past week there has been
a general cleaning up at lake ports, which
-has released a large number of cars.
JOBBERS PEEL BETTER
Injunction Proceed Againat the
Roads Are Abandoned.
I Special to The. Journal.
Sioux Falls, S. D., Nov. 28.— tem
porary injunction secured in the United
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States court here a short time ago by
the Sioux Falls Jobbers' association, re
straining the Omaha and North-Western
railroads from taking out the terminal
rates at this city and leaving them in at
Sioux City, has been dismissed by a. stip
ulation filed by the attorneys in the case.
Since the injunction was granted the
two railroads have issued a new tariff
rate for Sioux Falls, which, while not
entirely satisfactory to the jobbers of
the city, does away with a great many
of the discriminations against the jobbing
interests. Under existing conditions It
was deemed best to abandon the injunc
tion proceedings. But the matter is not
yet ended, for the attorneys of the as
sociation, Bailey & Voorhees of this city,
will at once bring It before the Inter
state commerce commission, where it is
believed the railroad companies will be
compelled to give the Sioux Falls job
bers Justice.
C. G. W. TO BE "GOOD"
Stickney Said to Have Made an
Agreement With Hill.
Special to The Journal.
Chicago, Nov. 28.— Reports are in cir
culation here that the principal obstacle
in the way of a strict maintenance of
rates by the western roads had been re
moved by the Morgan-Hill interests se
curing control of the Chicago Great West
ern • railway. The report is discredited
by several of the western railway presi
dents, but it is believed that some un
derstanding has been reached between
President Hill of the Great Northern and
President Stickney of the Great Western,
whereby the latter, in consideration of
protection guaranteed by the Hill roads,
will refrain from demoralizing the rates
in the west and the northwest.
LINES DRAWN TIGHT
Abuses of Second-Class Mail Rate
Being Corrected.
EXTRA CHARGE FOR "INSERTS"
Second-Class Matter Is Two-thirds of
the Weight, and Gives 4 Per
Cent of Revenue.
The postoffice authorities at Washing
ton are endeavoring to rid the service of
the abuse of the pound rate or second
class mail privileges. Local subscribers
to an estern magazine which had '; at
tached to its pages reproductions of art
works of unusual merit have been com
plaining to Postmaster Lovejoy of the
j theft of these reproductions from the mag-
I azines while in transit.
It developed very soon that the pub
lishers themselves had torn out the mat
ter to save postage. By .making these
Inserts under the regulations the pub
lishers were due to pay postage at a
higher rate. The fact was called to their
attention with a result that led subscrib
ers to believe that . they were being
robbed. . ..*..!.:_ j .-, ■■■-•■
The rules are very strict on this matter
and the department is not allowed any
deviation. Periodicals with the second
class privilege are not allowed to contain
inserts smaller than the regular page.
This will bar several periodicals which
have page pictures pasted in. The orig- !
inal rule was as follows: "All adver
tisements in periodicals must be perma
nently attached thereto by binding, print
ing, pasting or otherwise, and must be of
uniform size of the pages of the publica
tion. Additional matter to the insert
itself is subject to the same rule." This
rule has been held to cover all inserts.
It Is customary for officials to stir the
matter up for a time and at intervals, but
the present third assistant postmaster
general, Edwin C. Madden, is pushing the
investigation of doubtful cases relent
lessly.
The list of various periodicals which
have had the certificates of entry to the
second-class have been published from
time to time and it is gradually reaching,
large proportions. >
Does Not Pay Expense*.
Assistant Postmaster Hughes in a paper
which he read recently before the state
association advocated the increase of the
second class rate owing to the fact that
it was not paying expenses. He said
that although the rate had been estab
lished for the benefit and education of the
public the rate should be at least ad
vanced so as to come somewhere near
bringing the expense and the revenue
together. It was recently estimated that
at the Minneapolis office 24 per cent of the
expense in maintaining the office was for
handling second-class mail matter. In
the country two-thirds of the total weight
/^SSMi Qternew Absolutely Painless Filling
(^lzimmi^ Anaesthetic Jl-00 and up- Try me and be convinced it
/*s&&^a*\\\\ BiWrnr* firwr*nftn^% ls true *15 sets teeth reduced to $10 thli
fft^Sx WP '/-^ah, J~r Sr month; $3.00 for gold crowns and bridge-
V^^rMlu^ JL***sUlt. ' • '^S^jjg^ work this month. Ail operations guaran-
I i l/rfc-TyN^^^ /^j-lY1(lITHi 'Examination and Consultation Free.
V /r/nllT-TrilJ lIJLW Ba - c. l. Sargent,
VJ^r/UTJLV Li*y<^^ Lady Attendant.
1 K_^^aaW* M^mW^ Syndicate Block. 521 Vi Nicollet Aye
RIR4NS
I had been troubled with gastric dys
pepsia for two years. I could not eat
or sleep, was short of breath and suf
fered from dizziness. I found no relief
until I heard of Ripans Tabules. After
the first 5-cent box I felt the difference.
When 1 had taken six of the S-cent
boxes I was able to eat very well, and
to sleep, and the dizziness gradually
disappeared. They are worth their
weight in gold.
At druggists.
The five-cent packet is enough for an ordinary oc
casion. The family bottle, 60 cents, con
tains a supply for a veer.
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AMUSEMENTS
BMor,Eifflrrrnr^^
TONIGHT. Sat. Matlnee-260, 600
EXTRA MATINEE TO-DAY, 2:30
Wm. A- Brady's Production of
Way Down East
Next Sunday .."SWEET CLOVER
Dec. 5, 6,7 KELCEY AND SHANNON
LYCEUM I:.,'^
SEATS SELLING TODAY FOR
Li^HyiDfOA
At Lyceum Theatre.
HOOT, HON!
Have You Seen the
f CANADA'S ONLY BAND
\ B' LYrjEUM
\ B B Matinee and Evening,
«£ SAT., NOV. 30
Box Sale at Metropolitan Music Co.'s Store.
BUQU Barbara
CLYDE p ■ r. ■ n
fitch's Fnefcßiie
BEST PLAY. ______
Special Thanksgiving Matinee Today
at 3 p. m.
Next Week "M'LISS."
Y. M. C. A. HALL.
Friday Eve'g, Nov. 29,
The Offumwa Hale Quartet
Assisted by
JULIA E. VAN DEUSEN, Reader
Seats on sale at Metropolitan Music Store.
Richard Burton
TWO LECTURE-RECITALS.
Nov. 30—The short story ( Kipling's "Dinah
Shadd.)
Dec. 14— The Place of Parody (Thackeray,
• Bret Harte. etc.)
At the First Unitarian Church, at Bp. m. Tick
ets at the Metropolitan Music Store. Course
Ticket, 50c. Single admission, 35c. .
DEWEY/MATINEE DAILY.
theatre j Evenings at 8:15
"Prettiest sho»r this Season." PRICES]
SCRIBNER'S IOC
EXTRAVAGANZA CO. 200
INCLUDING QA.
BIG VAUDEVILLE BILL. «UO ;
NEXT WEEK: Phil Sheridan's Burlesque Co,
GOOD FOOD.
HOME COOKING.
QUICK SERVICE.
That's Why Your Neighbor Eats at
THE GRILL.
Open day and night. 308-310 Ist Ay. S.
jgdK^ EYES
j^^j£jg|^%. Examined Free.
M^lpi''' 7 Artificial Eyes.
BEST,
OPTICIAN, 409 Nicollet.
of the mail Is of this class and only 4
per cent of the revenue.
The lines are being drawn closer in
other cases also. Recently a weekly
magazine published a prize offer. An
other was given in the December issue
which involved the mater of chance to &
slight degree. The postoffice department
intervened - and the publishers were com
pelled to either print a new issue leaving
this advertisement out or to insert a,
supplement stating that the offer was
withdrawn. The latter method was adopt
ed.
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