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Stole 9100 Diamond— A thief stole a
diamond ring worth $100 from the apartments
of Walter E. Atwater in the Naulahka, a few
days ago. Mrs. Atwater had left the ring on
a small shelf above the sink In the kitchen
j ÜBt (before she l«ft the house. She was away
but a short time, tout when she returned
found the front door ajar and the ring miss
John Wapiclia AreuteU—John Wapi
cha, 1916 Sixth street NE, was arrested last
evening vbarged with disorderly conduct. The
police received a call from the Wapicha resi
dence, aud Mounted Patrolman Franc, who
answered, says he saw NVapicha about to
strike ills 'wife. Wapicha, Franc says, tried
to beat him when he interfered. Mrs. Wapl
cha's head had beeu cut and her arm injured.
"Beauties" at ?18 I'er Do*en—Amer
!'»u Beauty rossa are quoted at $18 a dozen,
but few are to be obtained even at that price.
This is a fair index to the present flower
market. The holiday season usually takes
ill the available out flowers, but the un
precedented demand this year is in line with
th« general prosperity buying of the north
west. Stores handling the best trades of
fcooda sold from ito to 100 per cent more than
fct the same period last year.
SKABERT EVKXSTEDT—The funeral
or Seabert Evenstedt, who was killed in the
PUlsbury H elevator, will take place at 2 p.
m. Thursday, from the residence, 2127 Fourth
street S. "Members of the Mill Employes"
Union ure requested to attend.
MARGARET PAILY. widow of the
late James Pauly, proprietor of the Pauly
House, died yesterday afternoon, at the resi
dence of Mis. George W. Giessler, 2030 Clin
ton avenue. She ia survived by two sons,
Charles A. and W. T. Pauly, and two daugh
ters, Mrs. G. W. Giessler aud Mrs. E. B.
(.rabtree. The funeral will be held to-mor
row, s»t 2 p. ni., from the Giessler residence.
DOING FINE WORK
Wilmot Meets Other Baseball Mag-
pates at Kansas City.
WALTER SEEMSTO HAVE THE CALL
At the Same Time Beall Has Not
Ceased From Troubling
Walter Wilmot is down on the Mis
souri somewhere in conference with
President Hicjvey of the American asso
ciation, and George Tebeau, the baseball
magnate of Kansas City. It is under
stood that they will meet President Whit
field of the Western League, Jimmy Man
ning and William Rourke. Possibly A. B.
Beall of Sioux City and W. T. Van Brunt,
the St. Joe baron, will be somewhere
ybout. What will come of this gathering
of baseball chiefs is not to be predicted
ac this time, but there is a feeling of hope
that the two leagues may settle their dif
There is no assurance yet that Walter
Wilinot ha;; secured the local franchise,
although the indications are that he may
eventually land it. If he does, Minne
apolis fans may well wake up, for Wilmot
has always contended that If left with
his hands free, he could get a winning
team every year; not one which neces
sarily will grab the pennant every sea
son, but which will be in the race all
the time and come home one, two or
The American Meeting.
The American association has been
called to meet at Kansas City, Dec. 30.
Of this meeting the Globe, which must,
under the present conditions, be consid
ered as Inspired, speaks as follows:
Walter Wilniot will be present at the Ameri
can meeting, und Wilmot *ill be permitted to
answer to the roll call when Minneapolis is
reached oa the list A. B. Beall, the 1901
Minneapolis magnate, may still insist with
blue sulphur trimmings that he is the owner
of the Minneapolis holdings and that he will
be in Minneapolis next season, but this c'.nim
will not bother Wilmot's chances. The
American association will start oft the 1902
season with Wilmot in Minneapolis with or
without the permission of A. B. Beall.
At the present time Beall's Minneapolis
holdings look fairly well tied up. The Ameri
can claims that it has an option on Beall's
holdings, good until March 1, and Beall has
already signed an agreement to trade in
Minneapolis parks to George Tebeau for the
If Beall lives up to the agreement made in
Chicago with Tebeau, Wilmot will play his
team on the Xicollet and Mlnnehaha park
grounds. If Beall refuses to make the trade
aud succeeds in holding his parks away from
the American, Wilmot will start off with nice
new parks, and if the Western attempts to
push into Minneapolis he will attempt to
demonstrate to the Minneapolis magnate for
the Western league just how popular the play-
Ing manager is w.th tho mill city fanatics.
Jf necessary Wilmot will erect new parks,
but the American does not believe for an in
stant that this step will be necessary. The
American leaders claim that they have Beall
where he cannot escape, and when the over
heated interviews from Sioux City are pre
■ented they simply smile at "Beall's joke."
This may all come to pass. But if,
for instance, the Western League refuses
to sanction the alleged deal between A.
B. Beall and George Tebeau by which the
former traded his Minneapolis parks and
his American association franchise to the
latter for the Denver park and the lat
ter's Denver franchise in the Western
League, the fat may be in the fire again.
Supposing that Tebeau had nothing in
Denver to trade, as President Whitfleld
contends, does he still gain possession
of Beall's holdings in Minneapolis which
he is alleged to have sold to Walter Wil
It may be possible that the American
association magnates will simply ignore
the fact that a. franchise has been awarded
to A. B. Beall and award it to Walter
Wilmot and may be they can do it. Any
old thing is possible in twentieth, century
TWO ARE DISCHARGED
Emirloyes of Red Wing Training
School Act Without Authority.
Two employes of the state training school
at Red Wing have been dismissed by Super
intendent Brcwn for having acted without
authority in punishing Thomas Wagener, an
inmate. The parsons dismissed are E. L.
North and wife, who have been connected
with the school for nine years. The punish
ment inflicted by them was not severe, but
It was an irfraction of the rules to exercise
•uch authority without consulting with the
TOLSTOY TALKS OF CREEDS
Inquired Minutely Abunt American
"But don't you still teach, creeds in Amer
ica?" Tolatoy asked me. I said we did not
allow creeds to be taught in public schools
He asked me to explain the public schools of
America, which I did. "Oh, that is grand "
be cried, "knowledge, true science for every
child." Still he said he was under the im
pression we taught creeds. "Now the Con
gregational, Baptist, Presbyterian, Methodist
as well as the Catholic, they must teach th«
church beliefs somewhere." I said that in thu
parochial Catholic schools I understood there
was a certain amount of the creed taught
"But in your home your mothers, your teach
ers, somebody, somewhere teaches a great
deal of church belief." I replied that some
parts of the Bible, like the Sermon on the
Mount and tho Lord's prayer, were read In
"That is good. How about the parents?
Do they teach dogma to the infant?" I had
to tell the truth, that some of our mothers
teach , dogmas, " but nearly .all let the young
brain of childhood form Itself according to
reason and teach the child by example rather
than by precept. . ■ i' »( « JiffiS
"No creed 'snculd be taught a child," ex
claimed the philosopher. When 1 said .that
some parents;, are so afraid to wrong the
child's intellectual freedom that they do not
teach the child any religion at all, just hop
ing it would grow up and be converted, he
■aid: "Ah, that is . fatal to religion, God,
morality, the divine, the sublime. It wrongs
the child for a prent to withhold strong, defi
nite teachings there. But religious and moral
teaching should tbe , all proved, all true, ; all
scientific, all -fact." ■;•-;";/ .■.-• "."•^■•■ 7-.---
A BIG BENEVOLENCE
The New Store Management Makes
Thousands of Children Happy.
GIFT-GIVING AT THE ARMORY
More Thau 17,000 Articles DUtrih-
uted Among the Children
of the Poor.
Five thousand children of the poor were
the beneficiaries of the New Store's gen
erosity at the armory this morning. It
was the store's fourth annual distribu
tion of toys and garments left over from
the Christmas stock, and brought sunshine
to many a young heart to whom Christ
mas would otherwise have been such in
The distribution has become such a pop
ular feature of Christmas in Minneapolis
• that the New Store management was
forced to secure the armory this year
to accommodate the throng of young
Americans, who were headed toward mi
litia headquarters with almost the first
cock crow this morning in order to get
in the "center rush." The early comers
secured no advantage over the strag
glers, for the management had taken
precautions to head off football tactics
by admitting all comers to the armory at
10 o'clock, an hour In advance of the
time fixed for the distribution.
By 9 o'clock, Eighth street, in front
of the armory, was packed from curb
to curb and as far as one could see on
the streets radiating from the center of
attraction were long lines of little ones
intent on making good for Santa Claus"
The Journal band arrived before 10 and
gave an open-air concert which was
hugely enjoyed by the children and the
big crowd of non-combatants looking on.
The little man and women behaved
themselves admirably, and not one of them
taxed the patience of those in charge
when the doors were opened. Major Frank
T. Corriston and a detail of militia re
cruited from several companies prevented
crowding and helped in the distribution.
Besides the soldier boys and the staff
of Evans, Munzer, Pickering & Co., a
company of well-known men and women,
whose hearts beat warm for the bright
faced boys and girls assisted the distri
bution. Among them were Mrs. Charles
Moss, Mrs. Sam Alexander, Miss F. King,
Mrs. Frank T. Corriston, Mrs. Charles
Metz, Mr. and Mrs. F. O. Filbey, Mrs.
M. Rothschild, Mrs. George M. *Russell,
Messrs. George Russell, J. A. Brush A
L. Hazer. Judge C. M. Pond, C. E. Dut
ton, E. N. Young, George Seeeley
Over 17,000 articles were given away
and every child present was sent home
happy with at least one or two presents.
Some got more, although the repeaters
were not as noticeable as in other years
One item was 400 sleds. Coats, capes,
cloaks, hats, caps, scarfs, stockings, un
derwear, blouses, sweaters, mittens and
all kinds of wearing apparel were also
The Journal band kept up a continuous
performance during the distribution and
the music was greatly appreciated by the
hundreds of spectators who packed the
DINNER FOR THE POOR
The Salvation Army Feeds Hundreds
of the Hungry.
A thousand people could have been fed
by ,the Salvation Army at its big dinner
for the poor given to-day on the second
floor of the vacant building at 26-28
Washington avenue S. Unworthy though
many were, there was no question but that
all were woefully hungry. Many had not
eaten a real square meal for many and
many a day.
The Salvation Army band, stationed on
one side of the room, enlivened a dinner
which was in itself a great festal, occa
sion for many with spirited music.
There were many visitors present who
did not dine with Colonel Margetts
among them being H. C. Akeley, Egbert
Cowles and Mr. Landls. They enjoyed
the scene fully as much as the busy people
did their dinner.
♦•NEWSIES" WERE THERE
Christmas Day at First Baptist Mis
sion Sunday School.
Christmas was celebrated in Century
hall this morning at 9 o'clock by the mis
sion of the First Baptist church. Over
200 children were present and a pleasing
program was given by representatives of
the different classes. Little tots that ap
peared to the audience to be but a foot
and-a-half tall lisped pieces that "brought
down, the house." James Whitcomb
Riley's "Just Before Christmas," by a
droll little fellow appealed to the
"newsies," who gave him a generous ap
plause. Two little girls led the choruses
in a sweet little song. Following the reci
tations and songs a generous bag of candy
and nuts was given to each child present,
together with a book and an orange.
The mission was started, about six weeks
ago by the Young Men's League of the
First Baptist church with a membership
of 100. There is now an enrollment of
300 and more than that number regularly
attend. The young men are ably as
sisted by the young ladies of the church.
Being in the center of the city, the mis
! Bion draws largely from the newsboys and
bootblacks. These alert youngsters are
proverbially quick in appreciating a good
thing, and more of them are coming at
every .meeting. C. J. Miller is superin
The Volunteers' Christinas.
The Volunteers of America will celebrate to
night with a Christmas tree, in their hall.
at 246 Hennepin avenue. The members have
been engaged there and at headquarters, on
Western avenue, all day in preparing for the
distribution of provisions to-morrow. The
volunteers propose to make many families
happy with well filled baskets.
TO SELL INCINERATORS
A COMPANY IS FORMED IIKHE
It Take* Over the Deoarie Patents—
Well Known Business Men •>' -\
. l : Are Interested."• L* "
The patents held by F. L. Deoarie of
Montreal, the designer of the Minneapolis
crematory, have been taken over by a
company consisting of W. S. Nott, F. H.
George and E. N. Goldsborough of the W.
6. Nott company of this city, and Mr.
Decarie himself and the company will
soon engage in exploiting various special
ties, including garbage incinerators. Ar
ticles of Incorporation, were filed yester
day. The capital stock is $100,000, and
Minneapolis is named as the headquar
ters of the company.
The incinerator will be made a special
ty. The field in the United States is prac
tically untouched. There are to-day 250
cities that are said to be ready to take
up the crematory plan for the destruc
tion of garbage just as soon as they can
be convinced there is something in the
market that will do the work at small
expense and without constituting a nui
sance. Those interested in the new com
pany believe that the Decarie crematory
fills the bill perfectly.
Mr. Decarie also has patents on a smoke
consuming device which will also b«
pushed, both, in Minneapolis and generally
through the country.
The incinerators for the present will be
manufactured by contract, but eventually
the company will build a plant in Minne
apolis and do its own manufacturing.
- FACTORY FIRE.
Rochester, N. V., Dec. 25.—The large fac
tory of the G. S. Graham Machine company
waa totally destroyed by fire early to-day.
Three firemen were hurt by falling walls,
but none fatally. The loss estimated lg
Thoroughbred dog* are less Intelligent
A QUESTION OF OIL
Will People Pay More for a Better
A GRAVITY TEST IS SUGGESTED
Oil Inspector Schlffman Say* It
Would Secure Better Good*
But Prices Might Hl»e.
What do the consumers of kerosene oil
in Minnesota want —poor oil at low prices,
or high grade oil at from 2 to 5 cents ad
vance on present figures?
Fred C. Schiffman, Btate oil inspector,
would like to know. He Is very much in
earnest in his campaign for better oil,
which was opened by a recent interview
in The Journal. The only way to
drive out bad oil and keep it out, however,
ia to impose a gravity test. To do .this
by law, he believes, will result in an ad
vance of 2 or 3 cents wholesale, and even
more to the consumer. Poor oil, which is
sold so cheaply, keeps down the price of
the higher grades. It Is a question of
what the people want.
Temporarily, the stir caused by .the
Schiffman interview in The Journal
has resulted in better oil for Minnesota.
Local managers of the oil companies have
been doing the best they could with the
poor atuff sent them from headquarters.
They have begged for better oil, with poor
success, until the oil inspector gave it out
cold that better oil must be supplied.
Then it came. The old stock of poor oil
Is nearly all disposed of, and the tanks
now sent into the state bear a high grav
Most of the complaint came fr«m oil
jobbed through West Superior. It came
up the lakes in tank boats from Ohio.
There have been two grades carried there.
One was poor but passable, the other was
worse. Some of it was so bad it had to
be shipped out. Consumers rebelled
against It. The better grade test% 46 or
a little better, specific gravity. It burns
all up, but clouds chimneys, and Is not a
Gravity Tent Eaaily Made.
In the opinion of Mr. Schiffman and his
chief duputy, H. C. Barrows of Minneap
olis, the law should require a gravity test
of 46. Al Ithat is now required is a flre
test, showing that the oil will not ignite
at 120 degrees or less. It is stamped on
the barrels, to show that the oil has been
It is very little trouble to take the
gravity test, which is not now required by
law. If the law required a specific grav
ity of 46, all coming below the standard
would be condemned, and that passing the
inspection would then be stamped.
This would result In higher prices, In
the opinion of Mr. Barrows. North Da
kota has a law requiring a flash test,
which practically excludes all but head
light oil from the state. In consequence
North Dakota pays as high as 25 cents a
gallon for oil. A law with such a result
would be tremendously unpopular. Com
petition would not help, as the indepen
dent companies, follow the prices made by
the monopoly, and there is really no com
petition in prices.
It was suggested that no minimum teat
be prescribed but that every bushel be
tested and the result stamped on, to show
the consumer what he was getting. To
make this effective, retailers and con
sumers would have to be educated to take
advantage of the test and this Mr. Bar
rows does not believe practicable. He
says that in his experience most people
would rather pay 10 cents a gallon for oil
that will burn about half up, than to pay
15 cents for good oil. They will kick on
the poor grade, but will not buy better.
Apparently the poor oil goes to the
country, and the high prices. Not half a
dozen "kicks" a year come to the inspec
tion department from the twin cities,
though immense quantities of kerosene
are used fcere. The complaints come
from the country which pays three to five
cents more a gallon for corresponding
grades of oil than do city consumers. The
freight should make a difference, but an
The oil companies will fight against
a gravity test, and to stave it off will
see to it that Minnesota is supplied with
the best oil till after the legislature ad
journs. Any such improvement, without
law to make it permanent, will be only a
Oil People Stirred Up.
Just now the kerosene people are
stirred up. They were decidedly aston
ished when the oil inspector opened up, on
them, but they had no valid defense to
make. They knew that they were fur
nishing a poor grade of oil in Minnesota,
but so long as they were within the law,
thought to go en with impunity. The
Schiffman interview started people after
good oil and the poor stuff became a drug
on the market and a source of vexation.
Minnesota is rid of it for a while, but
some one has to use it, and unless a law
is passed low grade oil will continue to
come. A law will bring high prices.
There is the dilemma.
"I have an idea," said Mr. Schiffman
yesterday, "that a public official can do
good sometimes by doing more than en
force the laws. People may say that so
long as the oil passes the state test, it Is
none of my business. Ido not think so.
As a public officer I am interested in see
ing the people get a good quality of oil.
I cannot do anything more in my legal ca
pacity, but as a private citizen I can ex
press my opinion.
We test a great deal of oil for specific
gravity, just tor our own satisfaction.
I wonder what would happen if I would
write a letter to the local paper, where a
shipment of bad oil had been received,
" 'The Oil company haß
shipped a car of oil to your city recently.
It is a very poor quality.'
I suppose I would have trouble right
away. Well. lam used to trouble."
WANDERERS ARE HOME
Very Few Transients Spent Christ-
ma* in Local Hotel*.
Minneapolis hotels entertained fewer people
to-day than on *ny Christmas for many
years past. At the West, Clerk Ernest Ruel
spoke of the small patronage and attributed
it to good times. Said her
"Everybody has been doing well this sea
son, and consequently everyone has felt that
they could afford to go home for Christmas.
In hard times we usually have a large num
ber of traveling men in the house over holi
days. They run in to Minneapolis from
neighboring towns, and usually go to the
theater or amuse themselves in some other
"This year, however, everybody seems to
have gone home. Sales have been good in all
lines, and when a man can afford it he
usually elects to spend Ghriatm&s with his
family if he has on*. But we are not kick-
Ing. Business ha* been good all fall; and
we have no feult to find."
The same thing was true of the other
hotels. The Nicollet appeared deserted, and
even the Hyser, which has been filled ever
since It opened, wore an unwonted air of holi
day quiet. At the National the office chairs
were unoccupied; and only a few guests were
Christmas, of course, is the foremost holi
day known to Americans. It Is the great
home day, and It was so observed to-day.
The Duchess Pursued the Cat.
Last night, as the curtain rose on the
last act of the "(Duchess of Marl borough,"
Mrs. LeMoyne as the duchess -did not
occupy the stage alone, In accordance
with the playwright's intention fa fram
ing the act. A beautiful big gray cat was
wandering around as contentedly as
though vgry much at home. The duchess
casually reached out her band to pick up
the cat, and the audience did not know
but that the sleek creature wag one of
the "properties." But, Instead of permit
ting herself to be picked up as a properly
trained property cat should have done,
puss gently trotted out of reach. Mrs.
THE MINNEAPOLIS JOURNAL.
AFTER OLD PLACE
New York Bidding for Minneapolis
Flour for Export,
FLOUR MAKERS AWAIT RESULTS
Trade Han Been Slipping Away from
Minneapolis grain and flour men are
greatly interested in the results expected
to follow upon the change in the policy
of the New York terminal companies in
handling the breadstuffs of the northwest
and other sections of the country. New
York is steadily endeavoring to cultivate
better relations with the west in order
to get back its former prestige as an ex
port point for western products. Remov
ing the lighterage on wheat in New York
harbor was the flrsi move.
The competition of other American
ports is not all of New York's troubles.
Canada's proposed canal system from
Georgian Bay through Ottawa to Mon
treal holds many possibilities of danger
to New York as an export point for the
wheat and flour of the northwest. It i 8
estimated that the proposed Canadian
canal would reduce the present carrying
charge on grain from Duluth to seaboard
26 per cent and pay a good profit. New
York business men are looking ahead and
are appealing to the railroads that enter
the metropolis to protect and fortify the
business of the city from the inroads of
carriers to the north and to the south.
The percentage of grain handled by the
American canal system tiaa grown rapidly
less in the last ten years. The traffic
is now to a large extent in the hands of
the railroads, and what fight is made
against Canadian canals will probably be
made by them.
A Few Striking Fi&urea.
Not including December, New York has
exported this year $51,000,000 worth of
breadstuffs. Her exports for the same
period last year were $53,229,870. Balti
more has exported $39,500,000 in bread
stuffs up to Dec. 1, this year, an increase
of $10,000,000 over the same period of last
year. Boston has increased her exports
over $5,000,000; Newport News, $2,2&0,000;
Philadelphia has lost $2,000,000, and New
Orleans has made a magnificent gain of
$10,000,000 over her $16,000,000 exports for
eleven months of last year. New Orleans
is getting back the standing it enjoyed in
exports before the war. It takes much
of the products of the southwest, and is
gradually extending its lines toward the
In 1595 New York's exports of bread
stuffs were nearly as large as those of
Baltimore, Boston, Newport N&ws, Phila
delphia and New Orleans combined. Bal
timore exported $12,000,000; Boston, the
same; Newport News, $7,000,000; New
York, $38,000,000; Philadelphia, $6,500,000;
New Orleans, $3,000,000.
"Where Minneapolis Floor Goe*.
A diverting of Minneapolis flour and
northwestern wheat have had much to do
with New York's loss of prestige as an
export point. The northwest has grad
ually come to favor other points. New
port News is in a fair way to become the
principal flour port. Its exports in '95
were $3,400,000. For the first eleven
months of this year it has a record on
flour of within a few thousand dollars
of $10,000,000. Baltimore has increased
$3,000,000 since '95. Boston has lost
$1,600,000. New York has dropped from
$19,000,000 to $13,000,000 in the same time.
Philadelphia has increased from $3,400,000
to $8,000,000. In '95 New Orleans exported
$5,358 worth of flour. This year her ex
ports of that product will reach $3,000,000.
ICE BOAT COURSING
How a Reasoning Fox Beat the
Reindeer's Skipper. .
IT WAS AN EXCITING ADVENTURE
Reynard Doubled and Swerved and
Finally Got Away to
John Donaldson has introduced a new
sport at Lake Minnetonka, which promises
to become quite popular before the season
wanes. It is nothing less than fox hunt
ing with ice boats. While "standing off
and on" with Theodore Wetmore's Rein
deer, waiting for the starting gun in last
Saturday's race, John's attention was at
tracted by an animal bearing some re
semblance to a wolf, which took the ice
at Breezy Point and laid Its course direct
Admiral Donaldson piped all haj^ls on
deck, and shaking out every inch of can
vas, gave chase to the fugitive, which was
making such fast tracks up lake that, for
a brief interval, it more than held its
own with the flying cruiser. Then as the
racer gathered headway, it began to bear
down upon the animal. As the pursuer
drew nearer, the object of the chase was
found to be a fox instead of a wolf.
Reynard proved a sly jockey In evading
those who thirsted for his blood. He had
sense enough to realize that by heading
straight into the gale he had a distinct
advantage over the yacht in the beat to
windward. When quarters got too close
on a tack, the fox did the zigzag act and
regained lost ground. He made for Orino's
point, but by adroit handling of the Mller,
Skipper Donaldson headed him oif and
forced him to hike for Brnokett's point.
He had almost gained the goal when the
Reindeer again slid between him and
safety. Then he struck out for Big Island
and beat the yacht in the run for his life
by a very close margin.
It was an exciting experience for the
crew of the Reindeer, and now the Minne
tonka Ice Yacht club Is seriously consid
ering the proposition to use ice boats a la
greyhounds and have coursing events at
the lake, in which either foxes or rabbite
Their Annual Meeting Will Begin at
St. Panl To-morrow.
The first general meeting of the State
Teachers' association will open at Central
Presbyterian church to-morrow morning at
10 o'clock. The first address by the presi
dent, J. A. Van Dyke, of Fergus Falls, will
be followed by brief ones by Governor Van
Sant, Lafayette Bliss of Waaeca, Dr. D. L»
Klehie and Mrs. E. M. La Penotiere, presi
dent of the Minnesota Federation of Women's
clubs. In the afternoon the general topic will
be "School Revenues and Expenditures." The
chief speakers wll! be Miss Margaret A. Haley
and ex-Governor John Lind. Id the evening
Livingston C. Lord, president of the Illinois
Eastern normal school will lecture on "A
Modern Sir Galahad."
One-fifteenth of the inhabitants of Spain
LeMoyne followed, going on composedly
with her lines and the appropriate ac
tion, and it was not until the actress had
followed the cat as far out aloag the foot
lights as ahe dared that the audience was
quite sure that the cat was an intruder.
A moment later, ithe duchess went to
the window to look out with contempt et
the mob shouting derisive songs, and the
audience heard her calmly say to some
one behind the scenes, "The cat Is on
One more attempt she made to capture
the intruder, and this time succeeded in
driving it into the obscurity of the boxes,
from which, it did not again emerge.
MUST PAY $10 TAX
Individuals and Societies Giving
Entertainments for Profit.
REQUIREMENT OF REVENUE LAW
A Hallos- Which Cover* a Temper
ance Lecturer and a Ciram
Several individuals and societies giv
ing entertainments have come to grief
in Minneapolis since the present revenue
law went into effect. The revenue officers
are very watchful of the interests of the
government, and when entertainments are
given the tax of $10 for each state in
which the performance is given is exacted
unless good reasons are given why pay
ment should not be made. Where failure
to pay is detected a uO per cent penalty
Charitable entertainments are not taxed.
For instance the Philharmonic club and
the Apollo club, which turn over the re
ceipts from their concerts above expenses
formed that iv giving small gramophone ex
not required to pay the tax. If the profits
were divided among the members the case
would be different.
In the case of giving pay entertainments
it is much safer to refer the matter .to a
deputy collector for an opinion than to
allow it to run and incur a penalty. A
ruling has just been received from Com
missioner Yerkes at Washington for a
woman who charged a small admission fee
at a temperance lecture. Her appeal
availed her nothing and she must pay the
tax as the following letter will show:
In reply to your letter, you are hereby in
formed that iv giving small gramaphone ex
hibitions as you state in connection with
your temperance lecture, charging an admis
sion fee thereto, no matter how small it may
be, for your own pecuniary profit, you are
giving a public exhibition or show for
money within the meaning of paragraph 7,
section 2, act of March 2, 1901, and a sepa
rate special tax must be paid by you for
each state in which you give this exhibi
tion reckoned from the first day of July fol
lowing, at the rate of $10 a year beginning
July 1 in the calendar year.
EXPECTED TO RESIGN
Signs that Point to Megaarden's
Taking Such a Step.
MAY THUS SAVE HIMSELF LATER
Judge Steele Says, However, That
Resignation Hat \ot Been
la official circles the resignation of Sheriff
Phil T. Megaarden is confidently expected;
so confidently, in fact, that the board of
county commissioners adjourned last Mon
day to meet next Saturday morning on the
suggestion that there might be some de
velopments which might demand their im
mediate attention. The commissioners say
that they adjourned until Saturday because
they feared there might be such a rush of
bills by Monday—the regular meeting day
—that they might be swamped, bo they
decided to come together earliler to light
en the load. As a matter of fact the bills
for this year have been largely disposed
of. And it is tacitly admitted that the ad
journment was taken to an unusual day in
accordance with an intimation from the
county attorney's office.
Opinion of a Lawyer.
One of the best known lawyers in the city,
and one who has sat for some time on the
district bench, says that there is no other
course for Sheriff Megaarden to pursue than
to resign—that there Is no ether safe course.
This gentleman says:
If Megaaiden goes or. to-morrow to intro
duce evidence in his own behalf before tho
governor's commissioners he simply expores
the whole defense in his criminal case to the
The governor's examination Is important,
of course, but the criminal proceedings are
vastly more important. He could better afford
to give up the office as gracefully as possible
than to assist the state In committing him to
the state penitentiary. He can't have two
defenses, one before the governor's commis
sioners and another before the district court.
Should he reveal his defense to-morrow, the
state will certainly come prepared at the trial
of the criminal case to tear bis defense to
pieces. I don't know what Mr. Megaarden in
tends to do, but I can't Bee how he can do
otherwise than to resign. As I am Informed,
he could even have prevented the criminal
proceedings bad he resigned some time ago,
but, of course, that opportunity is past now.
Presinre Brought to Bear.
It is understood that considerable pres
sure has been brought to bear on Me
gaarden to lead him to retire and avoid a
scandal as far as possible. His attorneys
are said to favor such a course, but Me
gaarden is determined to fight to the end,
so it is said.
Judge John H. Steele says that the mat
ter of resignation has not been seriously
considered. The present intention is to
proceed to-morrowmorningwith the intro
duction of evidence on behalf of Mr. Me
gaarden and to continue until all that was
available had been placed before the com
missioners. What developments may turn
up cannet be predicted, but the present
plans are to continue the fight.
THE DAY AT THE CHURCHES
Beautiful Service* at Many of Them
Apparently all Minneapolis attended church
this morning. Services -were nearly continu
ous In the Roman Catholic and Protestant
Episcopal churches from 6 in the morning
until noon. The service* were beautiful
though solumn in character. The cholrswer*
enforced with additional voices and the mu
sical parts of the service were the most
elaborate ever heard in fhe city. The church
decorations in most cases were of evergreen
At the Church of the Immaculate Concep
tion solemn high mass was celebrated at 8
o'clock and at 10:80. At the latter service
Rhetnberger's mass in C was sung by a
chorus of forty voices. The accompaniment
-was a string quintet and the organ. At
Gethßemane Episcopal church was sung the
Hallelujah chorus from the "Messiah," for
which a chorus of fifty voices under Professor
Wiley, the organist, has been preparing for
several weeks. During the cqynmunion
Gounod's Sanctus was given with magnificent
effect. Mr. Williams' tenor solo was especial
The following churches in addition to those
mentioned had most elaborate services during
the morning: St. Mark's, Holy Trinity, Christ
Church Mission, St. Ansgarius, St. Charles',
St. Stephen's, St. Lawrence's, Holy Rosary,
St. Anthony of Padua, St Anae's and St.
John's English Lutheran.
Julius A. Hammond, 3343 Irving ay S, 68
Rose Ward, 34 Bth st N, 26 years.
Mildred E. Anderson, 2312 12th ay. 6 years.
81vert 0. Efitensad, en route hospital, 47
Christian Weier. 1401 Main st, 86 ysars.
John Kota, 2815 Colfax ay N, 25 yews.
Guy S. Hebblrd and Katherlne A. Wood,
Philip S. Reed and Martha Harts.
Theodore Weiwreleh and Annie Welsner.
Patrick O'Connor and Matilda Reed,
Frank H. (Neunsinger and Grace L. Conklin.
Charles S, Overmlre and Mary K. Lees.
William A. Lambert and Jennie B. Odell.
Joseph Klrnlson and Tina Spearling.
Rudolph E. Reitneu and Jennie B. Yeeger.
William W. Flick and Estelle May yon Strip.
Harry Roberts and Wilhelmina Kinker.
George Donley and Eva E. Hamilton.
John Schite and Nellie Brous.
James J. Quinn and Catherine Baumholfer.
A London concern now advertises flying
machines made to order. Hitherto they
have been made to drift with the wind.
THURSDAY EVENING, DECEMBER 26, 1901.
After Christmas —
Before Inventory Salem
20 PER GENT DISCOUNT
Table and Pocket Cutlery, Manicure, Embroidery, Scissor and
Razor Sets, Nickel Tea and Coffee Pots, Nut Pick and Cracks
Fruit Knives, Silver-plated Knives, Forks, Spoons, Berry
Spoons, Butter Knives, Thermometers, Drawing Instruments,
etc.; HOUSE FURNISHING HARDWARE, Heating Stoves,
Steel Ranges, Clothes Wringers, Carpet Sweepers, Granite and
Tinware, Andirons, Fire Sets, etc.; Tool Chests, full of useful
tools; regular price from $1 up. All at 20 percent discount. Sale
Continues till Jan 1.
W.KmMorison & Co
Hardware, Cutlery, Mechanics' Tools, etc*
247 and 249 Wool let Avenue "\
BEGAN IN CRIME AT 02
Unusual Features in the Case of Mrs. Brown,
Awaiting Trial for Counterfeiting.
Persuading herself that a good counter
feit bill would cause no one loss, Mrs.
Brown, now a prisoner in the Hennepin
county jail, studied chemistry and pho
tography a year and a half to perfect
herself in the art of making spurious
money. So far as mechanical work was
concerned her counterfeiting was success
ful, but she lacked the "nerve" necessary
to put the money into circulation. As
she attempted to pass her second bill,
some question was raised and she prompt
ly gave up and admitted her crime. She
is 62 years of age.
The case is not without pathos, and in
some respects presents interesting fea
tures to those interested in the phychol
ogy of crime. Her attitude toward her
keepers, her expressed loathing of the
crime which she has committed, the story
of her former happy life, and the tale of
the path which she trod, leading to her
downfall, has awakened the sympathy of
jailers and prosecutors alike.
Mrs. Brown was arrested sometime ago
la the southern part of the city for pass-
Ing a counterfeit bill. Her residence was
on Twentieth avenue S. In her rooms
were found the Instruments with which
she prepared the Sipurious bills. At the
time of her arrest she, denied the offense
and connected fictitious persons with the
crime. When her mind, dazed by the
sudden downfall of cherished hopes, had
regained its normal condition, she ad
mitted that she, alone and unaided, had
made the counterfeits; no one, not even
her landlord, suspected her employment.
She was 'connected with no "gang," and
had no acquaintance with rough charac
ters. She never knew of raised bills or
other method of counterfeiting than the
one she employed.
Estranned From Friend*.
While relating her story yesterday in
the sitting-room of the jail, Mrs. Brown
had the appearance of a woman discour
aged, defeated, alone in the world. She
looked her questioner squarely in the eye,
with an occasional averted glance as the
full horror of the situation came over her\
She -had the appearance and voice of a
woman of education and refinement, and
as the story was told relief seemed to
show in her face.
As a child she was cared for by re
ligious parents and was taught the dif
ference between right and wrong. The
child grew into a woman of religious and
correct tendencies; her devotional nature
was developed and faith in the teachings
of her church grew strong. It was not
until past the fiftieth year that her con
fidence 'wavered, but when the change
came and she believed that her eyes had
been blinded, that she was practically
the dupe of her religious monitors, the
revulsion of feeling was strong and she
became as set in the oppostie way.
According to Mrs. Brown's story, per
secution began, at first hardly perceptible,
—sort of a mild boycott, but gradually
open and countenanced among the chil
dren by their elders. The woman had
renounced opinions held sacred by the
majority of her townsmen, and at first
Involuntarily and then voluntarily they
showed their feelings. The trouble in
vaded the family circle and disrupted re
lations which had been loving for over
half a century. Mrs. Brown determined
to go elsewhere. She took her ready
money, some $1,100, and came from her
distant home to Minneapolis.
A New Theory of Counterfeiting.
This lone woman, cut off from her rela
tives and others to whom she would
naturally turn for support in old age, saw
her uninvested savings dwindle slowly,
with nothing coming In to recuperate the
loss. She tried sewing, but her failing
eyesight would allow work only during
the sunlit hours and the income was not
over 25 cents a day.
It -was (at this point that .her steps
wavered from the right. Circumstances
which turned her mind in the direction of
counterfeiting seemed to cumulate at one
time. In a magazine article she read that
bills Interjected into the currency of lthe
nation worked no loss on anyone. The
article led her to believe that bank notes
were never presented for redemption in
the coin which they represented.. When
the notes were worn out and came in for
renewal, other bills were sent into circu
lation and no one lost, except, perhaps,
the <bank which Mrs. Brown seemed to
believe would be recompensed in same
way for the actual cost of printing. This
erroneous idea stuck in her head.
t About this time she saw an advertise
■ ment of a book which explained the trans
ferring of pictures and colors by photog
raphy. This book she sent for and it was
the only one which she obtained under an
assumed name. The outcome of the peru
sal of this book was that she began the
study of the chemistry of photography
and purchased volume after volume. In
turn came the purchase of a camera and
complete photographing outfit. These
materials cost money, but the woman saw
returns as soon as she could make bills
Conscience Spoke Weakly.
Early during her research Mrs.. Brown -
happened to draw a bill through her damp
fingers and discovered that the bill, ap
parently a good one, left a green stain
upon her hands. To this day she does
not know whether It was a $5 note issued
by the government or one falsely uttered,
but the result was the same. It gave her
an Idea. At a later time in handling some
money the corner of a note split. This
was another accident which developed an
idea in her brain.
la the course of eighteen months 'study
the question often arose in her mind as
to whether It was right. Not as a child
would she have done it for the world, but
the woman, under the circumstances,
seemed to have made herself believe that
she was injuring no one. Still she had
a settled conviction that weTe she taken
in the act, punishment would and ought
to follow. Once she considered going into
photography as a, business, but the en
couragement was anything but heartening.
Conscientious study, without the accom
panying constant guilty fear of the
ordinary criminal, after many attempts re
sulted in the photographing of a $5 bill
and the transferrenoe to paper. Her
workroom, which was changed from time
to time to different parts of the city, was
littered up with spoiled prints and bills
which she intended to destroy, but which
were found by Captain Lawrence of the
secret service of the government and Po
lice Inspector Morrisey. It was only the
"good" bills that she expected to use.
Ones that would pass muster and thus
cause no .one to lose, as ahe believed.
Discovery and Confession.
Finally the time was at hand after
eighteen months to begin to realize on the
investment of money and labor. A few $5
notes in hand, she set forth. Entering a
store with fear and trembling as to the
success of her work, she made a small
purchase. One of the notes was tendered.
Her heart nearly stopped beating as tbe
clerk placed $4.70 change in the good coin
of the realm In her hand. The world
looked different as she went out into the
streer. Her horizon was wider and it was
edged with a silver cloud. She was suc
cessful. She was to be provided for in
her old age.
The same dream comes to all counter
fetters, whether they are actuated by mo
tives similar to those which possess 1
Mrs. Brown or are moved with a desire
for sordid gain. Hers had the same ruue
At the next shoo a home-made bill was
tendered. The cashier placed It. in the
register, took it out, examined it care
fully and asked the woman if she had any
more like it. Right there, the woman,
without the slightest effort to sa%-e her
self, gave up the battle. This slight im
pediment in the way of success defeated
her, although she had surmounted diffi
culties for months. She handed over
every piece of counterfeit money, an offi
cer was called while she was detained.
Mrs. Brown will have a good home this
winter. She will be protected against the
cold blasts. In the jail she will receive
such care as is due an aged woman. Per
haps when the majesty of the law is sat
isfied, as it must be, some one may bf
found who will be a friend in need.
How Well Known Railroad Men Re-
member Their Frienda.
Officials of the passenger departments
of railroad lines in the twin cities are
sending out their annual Christmas and
New Year's greetings to their friends
and employes. W. R. Callaway, general
passenger agent of the Soo, is the pioneer
of this idea, and has always used a wish
bone as his holiday trade mark. Lasi
year to each card of greeting was attached
a real wishbone, and this year the design
is beautifully engraved in gold. Around
It are a group of frolicking Brownies,
each of whom is having a "pull" at the
bone in an effort to secure his wish. Tha
card bears this verse:
Whatever in this world I am.
In whaiso'er estate,
I have a fellowship with hearts
To keep and cultivate.
The Omaha line is sending out a hand
somely engraved card with the North-
Western's familiar "trade mark" on the
first page, and greetings, signed by T. \Y.
Teasdale, general passenger agent, and
G. H. Macßea, assistant.
To the passenger department employes
of the Minneapolis & St. Louis road, the
general passenger and ticket agent, A. B.
Cutts, has addressed tils letter-
Christmas comes but once a year, yet the
intervening time items short enough. How
ever it forms a milestone on our journey, and
as we pause a few cheerful observations may
accord well with the spirit of the day. Per
haps we may not be much richer "in this
world's good% than a year ago, still 1 hope
all have many causes for feeling contented
and happy. For myself, I feel under many
obligations for the loyal and faithful Mrrlcfl
of all employes in the passenger department.
Our business has attained proportions tha:
feU years ago would have looked fabulous. 1
feel that we have fully kept pace with the
times, and with your earnest co-operation wt
will hope for as great success in the future.
Wishing you all a Merry Christmas and a
Happy Xew Year, sincerely yours.
—A. «fi. Cutu.
Mrs. E. R. Beeman, 2104 Kenwood park
Mrs. James S. Brown, 2713 Washington
avenue X >...boy
Mrs. Wm. T. Currau. 2200 Cedar ay girl
Mrs. Adam Burgart, 907 Bryant ay N girl
Mrs. Edwin M. Blankin, 3604 12th a? 8..b0y
Mrs. Harry Mitchell, 227 Bth ay S boy
Mrs. Harry Mitchell, 227 Bth ay S girl
Mrs. C. I. Xewhouse, 1709 Fillmore st XE.girl
Mrs. Martin Seloy, 125 University ay hoy
Mrs. Charles H. Wilson, 1127 Aldrich
ay X boy
Real Estate Transfer*.
Alice Cora Strong to Walter X. Gard
ner, in section 28, town 118, range 23... $900
Bridget McMillan and husband to
James Egan, lot 7, Mathes' subdivi
sion :. 1,000
John Mubrean and wife to Henry Dahl
heimer, east half northeast quarter
section 16, town 120, range 23 83*
Gustav A. Peterson and wife to Chris-
tian S. Orwoll, north half northwest
quarter section 2, town 117. ranee it.. 2,000
Or& Latham and husband to James T.
Elwell, lot 11, block 3, Elwell a- .
Higgins' addition -200.x
Thomas Talbert and wife to Richard
G. Talbert and wife, in section 4,,
■ town 117, range 23 ...... 200
Granvllle Talbert and wife to Rose E. -
Talbert, In section 4, town 117, range
C. W. Woolhouse and wife to Ida C.
Stevenson, part lot S, block 112, Min
Ellen S. Ludwlg and. husband to Ford
H. Rogers (trustee), part lota 13 and
. 14, block 12, Morrison & Lovejoy'*
addition ;..... 200 .
E. August Skogsberg and wife to Anna
L. Lindell, lot 10, block 3, Fair View
Park, Lake <Mlnnetonka '. ;..; 250
Susan H. Brown et al. to Julia. E. F.
iLobrtell, lot 4, block 3, South Minne
apolis addition ,125
"Walter H. Gould and wife to William
A. and . Kate L. Snow, part lot 1,
block S. Wright & Flake's addition.... - 300
Harvey E. Scott and wife to Carrie' B. •••■
Fish*:-, In government lot 2, section
31. town 117, range 23 ....;... Sou
Cyrus ■ Hillman Benson and wife to
Manuel Doyle, northeast quarter
southwest quarter section 25, town
119, range 21 1,000
Five minor deeds :.... ii
Quite 60 per cent of the property of
England Is Insured.
To clean Silver with speed
SILVER POLISH g
is all that you need.
Hall Urn work, bo worry or wear.— Ococert.