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Thieves Get 15 Cents.Thieves broke
into the art store of,J. O. Braa, 509 Hen
nepin avenue, last night, forced open the
cash drawer and stole 16 cents. There
la no clue. The officers think It was the
work of boys.
Lectures on Japanese Art.The course
of popular lectures on "Japan and Japan
ese Art," to be delivered by Professor
Ernest F. Fenollosa, formerly imperial
art commissioner of Japan, will begin Sat
urday evening at the Y. W. C. A. hall.
87 Seventh street S. The opening lecture
i will be on "Five Periods of Japanese Art,"
being a condensed, review of the whole
art development of Japan. The course is
under the auspices of the Teachers' club.
To Make Wheel Scrapersr-Somethlng
nejv in a wheel scraper is to be manufac
tured in Minneapolis. The Sawyer Wheel
Scraper company has been organized with
$50,000 capital to handle the Invention of,
C-. H. Sawyer, 424 Nicollet .avenue. The
company expects to build a factory in the
city and will open an office at once. The
Incorporators are H. B. Smith, J. E Egau,
J.\M. Hazen, Joseph Congdon, Cavour S.
Langdon and C. H. Sawyer
Bible Class Entertain Y. M. C. A.Mem
bers and frtends of the Young Men's Chris-
tidfn association will be entertained by
the Whatsoever Bible class of Wesley
ohtirch at the association building to-mor
row evening. The entire building has been
turned over to the Whatsoever class, I
which is planning a good time. Some
numbers of special interest on an informal
program, will be expert harmonica solos
by C. V. Ritter. Irish songs by A. E. Bryan
with guitar accompaniment, and a colored
Quartet, which with banjos and guitars
will furnish plantation and other melodies.
Every member of the Y. M. C. A. is in
yifced to bring a friend.
MRS. MARTHA ANN HOVENDEN.
The remains of Mrs. Martha Ann Hoven
den, who died at the age of 70 years Mon
day at the home of her daughter, Mrs.
David Carman of Waukegan, 111., arrived
in Minneapolis this morning:. The funeral
will take place from the home of Mrs.
Hovenden's sister, Mrs. B. F. Nelson, 1121,
Fifth street SE, to-morrow at 2 p. m.,
and the interment will be at Lakewood:
oemetery. Mrs. Hovenden came to Min
neapolis early in the eighties from Grand
'Rapids, Mich., and until about a year and
ft half ago was prominent in 'women's
.societies and charitable organizations,
health failing, she went east, where she
became ill. after-ward beingr taken to "Wau
kegan. She leaves two sons. George E.
and Edward R. Hovenden of Minneapo
lis, and two daughters, Mrs. Carman of
[Waukegan and Mrs. John A. Carman of
,.MRS. HANNAH TAYLOR died yester
day of pneumonia at the residence of her
son in the town of Independence. De
ceased was born Sept. 14, 1834, in Mus
jquodoboit, N. S., and came with her hus
iband to Minneapolis in 1859. She will be
remembered by many old settlers.
MRS. WARREN BRUESHABERThe
.funeral of Mrs. Warren Brueshaber, who
Idled yesterday at her residence, 671 Spring
(street NE, will be held at the German
.'Catholic church at Second street and Sev
enth avenue NE Friday at 9 a. m.
MRS. CLARK CLAY died Tuesday at
rher home, 908 Twentieth avenue N. She
i leaves besides her husband one daughter
I and two brothers. Funeral was held at
9 a. m. to-day at the Ascension.
ELVA R. HANSCOM.daughter of Mr.
and Mrs. Frank S. Hanscom. died yester
day at the home of her parents, 103 Aid
rich avenue N.
WEATHER MAP INVERTED
Edmonton Is Balmy While Dixie Is Freez
Shreveport, La., and Memphis, Tenn.,
are colder to-day than is Edmonton, lo
cated away up in the land of the aurora
borealis and the Eskimo dog. This inci- I
dentally goes to show just what capers it
is possible for the weather to cut. Min
neapolis appears to be the pivot upon'
Which the extremes revolved ag no radical
change ir reported in the local tempera
tures altho a slow rise has taken place. I
At 7 o'clock this morning the official
thermometer recorded 12 degrees below as
against 20 degrees of yesterday at the
same hour. There is cold weather thru
out the Rod River valley but a new low
era has developed in the far northwest
1tvhlch. it is thought, will bring. rmer
weather to Minneapolis by to-morrow.
Fruit shippers are anxiously awaiting a
[rise as the cold snap ha
of stopping all incomins an
shipments. The letting up in tempera
tures is assistsing the railroads as the
trains are arriving nearer on schedule
BOGUS BRASS DEAL
A Minneapolis Man Is Caught and
Joel N. Ermanski, who has an iron
store at 724 Washington avenue N, noti
fled Chief of Police Conroy yesterday that
he had been swindled out of $126 by a
mysterious confidence man in Okalone,
About two weeks ago Mr. Ermanski re
i (iteived a letter from Okalone signed C.
jflanuel, in which the writer offered a
large amount of copper and brass at an
amazingly low price. Ermanski answered
that he would take the metal. Later a
letter said the material was ready, for
shipment and that an express company's
bill of lading was on the way. Ermanski
found the bill at an express company's
office. Another letter asked Ermanski to
forward one-half of the purchase price,
the bill of lading being a sufficient guar
antee. Ermanski gave the express com
pany his certified check for $125. Er
manski became suspicious and put the
case in the hands of the police, and an
investigation proved that the bill of lad
Ing was forged.
Police records show that a man has
been working this game in all parts of
IMPOSE UPON CITY
People Who Can Care for Themselves Ask
for Fuel Supplies.
"Impostors have been sending tales of
woe to the poor department asking for
fuel and supplies. All reports of desti
tution are thoroly investigated, and many
cases have been found where the family
had an ample source of income, but I
thought that the cold weather would
bring a rush of business to the depart
ment and fuel would be hurried to any
address where suffering was reported.
The office has been flooded with orders,
but very few instances of actual suffering
have been found.
REVERSED BIBLICAL RULE I
Beggar Returns Evil for Good by Stealing
|.Hans Gudbrandson was arrested last
night by Detectives Morrissey and Stavlo
Charged with stealing a goia watch Xrom
the residence of. Charles Rice, 1917 Sev
enteenth avenue S, a few days ago.
filt is said that Gulbrandson went to the
Rice residence and asked for a meal. A
(generous one was given him in the kitch
efi, the members of the family 'being in the
front part of the house. Having gained
entrance to the house the rest was easy.
The watch was later found in a pawn-shop
i yrhere $10 i^ucl been given forjit.
MILWAUKEE PAYS AGAIN.
**The Milwaukee roada paid another $25,-
CO O into the state treasury to-day, mak
fog $175,000 that it has paid on account
6ir the 1903 gross earnings tax.-*^
MONEY IN WHAT
IS THROWN AWAY
TXNTQTJE INBTTSTBIACi WOBE PRO-
JECTED BY SALVATION ARMY.
The New Station at the Old City Hall
Will Permit the Introduction of a
Plant to Reclaim Old Furniture,
Clothing and Other Waste Mate
Brigadier Jenkins of the Salvation
Army has made application to army
headquarters for. a, thoroly competent
and able man as manager of the in
dustrial and social -work which he
hopes Is to begin soon in the new sta
tion to be opened in the old city hall.
He has also asked for a personal con
ference with''the commander in regard
to the social -work in Minneapolis.
The central idea of the social work
contemplated is an industrial home
where unfortunate men can have em
ployment testing their industrial ca
pabilities and the helpful surround
ings of a comfortable and inspiring
Christian home to put heart into them
to grapple with life when they find
permanent employment. The idea of
family life will be accentuated and
all will be expected to share in the
freedom, comforts, discipline and fel
lowship of the home.
Directly connected with the indus
trial department will be a labor bu
reau, whose first work will be to find
permanent position's for the men in
the home. .It will also do the general
work of a labor bureau.
The plan of the industrial work will
follow the army's general scheme of
utilizing city waste. A. complete sys
tem of collection and disposition of
discarded household furniture and
goods, paper and whatever can be
utilized to furnish employment and
yield a profit will be established. Es
pecial atention will be paid to supply
ing reliable men for odd jobs and
work by the day. While much of the
industrial work will be carried oh in
the city hall, some operations neces
sarily must be managed in a different
The headquarters of the army will
be transferred to the building in order
that the work may come directly un
der Brigadier Jenkins' eye, and that
public attention may be concentrated
on the industrial and social work.
Social Operations are now in a
crude state, as little but urg
ent relief work was undertaken
under former officers. The
need for such work has been fully
demonstrated during the month to the
commanding officer by the large num
ber of cases that have come in urg
ently needing attention and that eould
not be dealt with properly without
an industrial home.
Other important features of the
new home already projected are a
public reading room and ample bath
ing facilities both of which are
greatly needed in that locality where
laboring men congregate on account
of the proximity to the employment
agencies, cheap lodging houses and
the railway station.
NEW AUTOMOBILE FIRM
Strong Company Will Handle, Stearns
Touring Car and Runabout.
The Strong -A-Utom.6til company,
which has just filed articles of incor
poration, enters thefield for business
this season, with an equipment and
line of cars that gives assurance of
the business sought.
The company will handle* th'e
Stearns touring car, a 24-horsepower
machine possessing superior features.
The company will handle a ten-horse
power runabout also. Demonstrating
cars will be here in about ten days,
when the company's experts will be
able to show automobilists what the
Stearns can do.
Besides handling new machines the
company will operate a thoroly
equipped repair shop and storage
house. The repair shop will be
equipped with high class machinery
especially adapted to automobile re
pairing. This machinery will be oper
ated by capable machinists. Automo
bile experts will superintend all work.
The members of the company are A.
W. Strong, J. W.Falkoner and Lucian
Man Who Looks After City's Plumbing
Plumbing Inspector Tom McCarron of
the health department accomplished a
great deal of good last year, benefiting not
only the city but helping out the plumb
ers. Out of 695 3obs inspected by him,
there were 52 which cost ?50 or more,' the
aggregate cost of the 52 being $21,960.
The main trouble with the plumbing ar
rangements in the older buildings is the
absolute lack of ventilatioh from the
toilet rooms. These have resulted in the
condemnation of the plumbing for the
entire buildings, entailing a great enpense
to the owners, tho admittedly justified
by the conditions. One old rookery in the
down-town district was torn down by the
owner rather than pay for new plumb
ing. The place is now occupied by bill
AR MY GETS CITY, HA LL
Council Committee Favors Acceptance of
Salvation Army Offer.
Headquarters for the Salvation Army
will be established in the old city ,hall
on Bridge Square as soon as the build
ing has been remodeled to suit the plans
of Brigadier Jenkins. The army will pav
a rental of $1,500, to which the Retail
Dealers' associationthru W. L. Harris,
its presidenthas promised to add $1,000.
At the meeting of the council commit
tee on way3 and means Emil Johnson
renewed his offer of $3,000 a year for
the use of the building, which he de
sired to convert into a lodging-house and
central employment agency, but so gen
eral was the sentiment in favor of the
Salvation Army that the aldermen felt
justified in rejecting Mr. Johnson's offer.
CARROLL'S COLD PLUNGE
Member of Pile Driver Crew Falls Into
James Carroll, who is working with the
pile-driver crew at Thirty-second avenue
N, took a bath in the Mississippi this
morning. It was quite involuntary, how
ever, and Mr. Carroll is not boasting of
his feat. Four holes had been bored thru
the ice for the piles and while three of the
piles were being driven the.fourth froze
over with a thin coat of ice. While work
ing about, Carroll inadvertently stepped in
the fourth hole and made a quick descent
thru the thin ice and into the chill waters
of the river. Fortunately the hole was not
wide and when Carroll got down as far
as his arm pits he stuck.
Work on the bridge has been delayed
greatly by the cold snap.
CATTLE FROZE IN BARNS
Forty-Eight' Degrees Below Zero Re
corded in the Peninsula.
Bessemer, Mich., Jan. 28.Last
night-was the coldest in the history
of the copper country, the ther
mometers registering 48 degrees be
low zero. Cattle Were found frozen
stiff in the barns by farmers this morn
ing. Teaming and all outdoor work
THE STJEJECT O AJBTER XHSTSTER
TALKS N BOSTON.
David P. Jones, Acting Mayor Thru
Redemption Period, One of the
Speakers At Economic Club Dinner
New York, Philadelphia and Chi
cago Men the Others on the Pro
gram. "Minneapolis, the city which fell
from grace and straightway redeemed
itself," was the main thought Wednes
day night at the Economic club din
ner in Boston.
David P. Jones was one of the four
speakers. He was east on a business
trip and timed his arrival to accept
the invitation which he had. received.
The president of the club in intro*.
ducing Mr. Jones said: "Minneapolis
is a thoroly redeemed city," and the
other speakers chimed in indicating
that this city is again on a respectable
basis in the eyes of the east. In fact,
because Minneapolis is regarded
among the foremost in municipal re
form a representative was asked to
address the Economic club and the
Good Government association, with
which it is co-operating.
The other speakers were prominent
in the reform or in the politics of the
cities which they represented: Ru
dolph Blankenburg of Philadelphia
Edwin Burrit Smith, of Chicago J,
Lind Bruce, chairman of New York's
County Republican club.
Mr. Jones said to-day: "The pres
ident of the club in introducing me
said, 'Minneapolis is a thoroly.re
deemed city,' and I made the comment
that the Ames administration was an
incident that could not be repeated and
that it was not an index of corrupt
government, but of a corrupt depart
ment for which one man was respon
sible, the mayor, who permitted the
reigrn of graft. The city never had'
and never would stand for corrupt
Nonpartizanship in municipal poli
tics was the keynote of the four
speakers. All approved as the best
the Chicago voters' league system of
practically working out the municipal
problem. The method which is used
in Minneapolis has been adopted in
Boston, and Milwaukee is about to
take it up.
"This system," said Mr. Jones, "out
lines a non-interference with political
parties, with an effort to bring out re
form thru and by the means of the po
litical parties reformed from within.
Municipal voters' leagues in all these
cities co-roperate with the political
parties to the end that the best man
be put forward and if not the league
plainly says so, and thru a system of
publicity the bad man who seeks party
support is knocked out."
Mr. Jones says that New Yorkers
are not satisfied with the Tammany
rule. They feel that the defeat of
Low was a great loss, but his person
ality and cold-blooded enforcement of
the laws was a too drastic reform.
There was a great reaction," said Mr.
Jones, "against the so-called reform
administration on the part of those
who thought the reform too severe
and was like the giving of medi-cine
instead of food, and was nauseating to
the people. It was claimed that Low
lost because the people in the best
part of the city downed him because
of the too severe reform. I fact
Mr. Bruce, who managed the cam
paign, said that they lost at the hands
of their own friends."
'^Underwear,Vzf Caps }/z, Sox '/2,"
Gloves' Vz. Hoffman's Toggery Shop.
TEL LS ROMANTIC STORY
Halfbreed Woman Found Begging on
the Streets in Minneapolis.
Lizzie Johnson, a halfbreed, was in
court this morning on a charge of
vagrancy, it being alleged that for
several days she has been, begging on
On the stand she told a wild story of
her life. She said she was a govern
ment charge and had a check for $150
in her room. She recently married a
South Minneapolis man who makes $5
a day. This man, however, she could
not find in time for court.
The woman told a Cedar avenue
merchant who gave her gorrte money,
that her real name is not Johnson but
Baudet, and that her father was a
wealthy trapper and trader in Canada.
He became implicated in some trouble,
she said, and left her with ah Indian
tribe in North Dakota, when she was
14 years old. She still claims to're
ceive an annuity from the government.
Her actions while on the stand
aroused the suspicions of the court and
she will be held pending an examina
tion as to her sanity.
BI LL LOOK ED QUE ER
Council Committee on Police Holds Up
i Printing Bill.
Eight printing bills from the Irish
Standard were ordered withdrawn
from the January budget by the coun
cil committee on police, this morning.
The bills, which aggregate $67,50,
were for printing pawnbrokers' re
ports and were dated in such a man
ner as to indicate that'they were for
one job. As the council has a rule
that all jobs of city printing, exceed
ing $10 must be awarded on competi
tive bids, and in this case there had
been no advertisement for bids, the
aldermen were led to believe that the
law had been evaded.
WILL BUILD NEW HOME
Mlnnetonka Club Will Replace House
Which Was Burned.
The Mlnnetonka club has not decided
what will be done to replace its burned
clubhouse. Commodore Al Wagner' says
that several plans have been considered,
and that the matter will come to a head
within, a week. It is certain that a new
clubhouse will be erected, either upon
Wetm^re's island, where the old club
house stood, or upon the other island in
Bay St. Louis, where the hpuse of the old
Minnetonka Yacht club is situated. It is
still uncertain whether the new building
will be erected by tb* club itself, or
whether. Theodore Wetmore, who owned
the former structure, will
lease to the club.
IS THE LEGAL NEWS LEGAL?
Question Whether That Paper Is
Qualified to Do Official Printing.
Whether or not the Daily Legal
News is a legal newspaper is. the de
batable question over which the coun
ty commissioners argued yesterday in
awarding the contracts for the county
printing. The decision was in favor
of the News, and to that paper was
awarded the contract for printing the
financial statement tor 1904. There
is a grave difference of opinion on the
matter, and there may be a test case
brought into the courts.
The proposition that such a specialized
paper as the Daily Legal News was not a
legal newspaper within the meaning of the
statute was argued before the commis
sioners by Rome G. Brown* Assistant
County Attorney C. L. Smith has already
advised the board that in his opinion the
paper does not conform to the statute.
John Dwight, a chemist, who 'died
recently in New York, founded the
i Dwight school at Brwin, Tenn,,
y^s n:?wa& g*53ff I mountain whites of that state,
THE MINNEAPOLIS .JOURNAL.-***
DO AWAY WITH
PTTJRPOSS OF RECENT MtOKTJN-
CIAMENTO O FPOPE PIUS X.
Curtis Somers, Choirmaster of Holy
Rosary Church, Says There Will Be
Little Change in Character of the
Music in the Local Church.
Curtis Somers, organist and choir
master of Holy Rosary church, in
answer to a request from The Jour
nal, writes the following letter ex
plaining the recent pronunciamento of
Pope Pius X. regarding music in
Roman Catholic churches:
As organist and choirmaster of the
largest Catholic church in this city, I
can now state pretty authoritatively that
so far as the local church is concerned,
there will be but little change on account
of this edict.
There^ is little doubt in the minds of
any who know that serious abuses have
been gradually creeping into Catholic mu
sic in some circles, notably as a result
of the influence of the Italian school, so
that the words, thought and entire pur
port of the mass is made to subserve the
effect of the music, which came to take
more the form of an operatic hodge
podge, with all the florid style of the
stage, and still lacking any word sense
whatever. This, of course, could not help
but distract the minds of the worshippers
from .the sacred services.
The edict was largely aimed at such
abuses of the church service as this, and
while a return to the Gregorian'and Soles
mes methods was advised, still the latter
is' largely left to the discretion of tho
archbishop to pass upon' the music used
in his diocese, and the edict would not
be construed as prohibiting the figured
music as used in the majority of. local
churches, but simply to confine the use
of such music to what is dignified and
churchly and will not interfere with the
solemnity and significance of the mass.
The agitation regarding the singing ot
women in church is one which arises
periodically, and grows out of the very
abuse .spoken of above. Too often the
singer is blamed for the music the mu
sic, perforce, if sung at all, must be ren
dered by the female voiqe... But the rem
edy is simplenothing more than follow
ing out Pope Pius' commands to eradi
cate such undesirable music from the
church" service. Another-abuse which is
more or less of a trial to^-priest and peo
ple is' the rendition by choruses Sunday
after Sunday of lengthy selections in
which the words must be repeated time
and time again to fill out the proper musi
cal phrases. Of course, where there is
proper harmony between priest and musi
cal director, this objection would not be
raised. On the high festivals of the
church a rather elaborate musical setting
is expected, but it, is rather desired that
on ordinary Sundays the musical program
conform as much as possible to the order
and significance of the service.
At Holy Rosary we come as near as
possible to conforming with the edict re
ferred to, inasmuch as the responses of
the mass are sung by a vested choir of
boys stationed in the sanctuary, which
is an unique feature in the west. The
music sung by the chorus is made to
agree with the services of the mass in
every possible way, so that the music
may form an integral part of the ritual,
as it should be. On the other hand, fes
tival services are rendered from time to
time, but the music is drawn from sources
such that jt may be considered churchly
If the other local churches make the
same effort to conform their music to the
proper church spirit, there will be no
further effect than j^o,,,xe'm,o^e from the
service a great deal of, -sicKly,, sentimental
trash which is being produced^,!.
now under the guise of music.
MILLIONS IN MONEY ORDERS
Sales at Minneapolis Postoffice in 1903
Aggregate About $1,300,000.
In his annual report just com
pleted, J. W. Fleu, superintedent of
the money order department of the
postoffice shows that in the year just
ended the department issued 133,^83
domestic money orders, amounting in
cash to $1,222,092.71. There were
4,757 foreign orders, aggregating $83,-
729.52. In paying out money on do
mestic and foreign orders numbering
512,265, $3,009,541.40 was used.
This department of the Minneapo
lis postoffice is a repository for the
smaller offices in this and adjoining
states and from these outside offices
Superintendent Fleu has received re
mittances of $4,100,005.52. Minneap
olis is allowed by regulation to carry
a reserve fund of only $10,000 for the
transaction of money order business
and the surplus has been forwarded
to Chicago. The windy city depart
ment has received.$2,332,000 from the
Minneapolis strong box thru this
TURNED DOWN TWICE
City Council and County Board Refuse
New Commission's Request.
Acting on the advice of City Attorney
Frank Healy, the council committee on
public grounds and buildings voted yes
terday to recommend that the request of
the municipal building commission for the
control of the city hall be refused. There
is some question in the minds of the
council as to the validity of the law cre
ating the commission.
The county commissioners also yester
day afternoon formally refused to turn
over the courthouse side of the building
to the new commissioi.
The Commercial clui&will now undoubt
edly institute mandamus proceedings and
the validity of the law will be tested.
BOND CASE GOES UP
Controller Rogers WIN Appeal from Arm
ory Bond Decision.
Controller Joshua Rogers has not
changed his position as to the legality of
the armory bond issue, on account of the
decision of the district court holding' the
bonds to be valid. "It is necessary to sat
isfy not only me, on this' point," says Mr.
Rogers, "but the bond buyers as well.
They must have a decision of the su
preme court and until the higher court
has sustained the district court, no one
will take the bonds."
Preparations are now-pending for an
appeal to the supreme court, Colonel Rog
ers being named as appellant. The mat
ter will go on the April calendar and a
decision may be expected by June or July.
DINNER TO DR. HOSMER
Arrangements Completed for Banquet
in Honor of Retiring Librarian.
Arrangements have been completed
for the dinner to be given at the Hotel
Nicollet to-morrow evening in honor
of Dr. James K. Hosmer, who has just
retired from the office as public
librarian. The committee in charge,
feeling that some who would like to
attend the dinner may have been over
looked in sending out the invitations,
suggest that all such make their
wishes known to either C. J. Rock
wood, Judge David F. Simpson or F.
JACOBSON VISITS INSTITUTIONS.
J. Fl Jacobson, chairman of the state
board of control, was at his desk to-day,:
after several days spent in visiting state
institutions. He spent some time at St.
Peter, Red Wing, Anoka and Fergus Falls,
will visit the Hastings asylum to-mor
HE'S DONE WITH CRIME
James Walters, the San Francisco
"buttons" who confesses to having
robbed a noblewoman from Germany
of her jewels, worth over $25,000, and
who was arrested by Minneapolis po
lice just as he was about to leave for
Chicago, is thoroly repentant and is
anxiously awaiting the arrival of the
officer from the "Golden Gate." Wal
ters says he will plead guilty.
The police have learned that the
jewels found in possession of John
Carey includes all the stolen property
except a sunburst brooch which con
tained twenty-two large diamonds,
and two diamond rings. Walters says
he removed the diamonds from their
settings in Seattle and sold them. He
says that if the San Francisco officer
will take him. back by tb.e way of Seat
tle he will accompany him to the
places where the jewelry ,was sold.
Walters says he will lead a straight
life when he gets free.
CHILDREN GIVEN TO AUNT
PARENTS CANNOT AGREE WHICH
ONE SHALL TAKE LITTLE
GIRLS, AND COMCPROMISE IS
EFFECTED. Two little curly-headed maids of 4
and 6 years played hide-and-seek in
Judge Pond's court room this morn
ing, while their father and mother,
each in court prepared to blacken the
character of the other, were effecting
a compromise as to the possession of
the little ones.
After a partial hearing of the case,
brought up on a writ of habeas corpus,
Judge Pond, with the consent of both
parties, ordered that the custody of
the two sisters be taken from Marga
ret J. Sweeney, the mother, and given
to Mrs. William J. Howell, of Robbins
dale, a sister of Mrs. Sweeney. The
order provides that Michael Sweeney,
shall pay for the childrens' support
and that he may visit them on
Wednesdays and Sundays, while the
mother may call upon the girls Tues
days and Saturdays.
There is more than one chapter in
the Sweeney book of troubles. The
father and mother have never lived
happily and several disputes over the
possession of the girls have been
fought out in court. Recently Mrs.
Sweeney began an action for a divorce
on the ground of inndelity. Yesterday
the defendant secured a writ of ha
beas corpus, had the children brought
into court and was prepared to prove
that the mother's character and con
duct was such* as to make her an unfit
guardian of the tots. The plaintiff
was ready to prove her good character
and besmirch that of her husband.
The court, perceiving the character of
the battle of affidavits about to be
waged, suggested a compromise.
MRS. WARNER SUES CITY.
Asks Damages for Husband's Death
In Sum of $5,000.
Frances Warner is the plaintiff in
an action for $5,000 damagese against
the City of Minneapolis. The plaintiff
claims that thru the negligence of the
defendant in having a defective elec
tric light the boiler room of the
city hospital, her hubsand, John War
ner, while working in one of the boil
ers, received an electric shock, from
which he died.
Two Unfbrtunates Cared Por.
Sheriff J. W. Dreger and two assistants
last night took N. Swenson and Albert P.
Morse to the insane asylum at St. Peter.
Swenson is the violently insane man who
barricaded himself in an East Side dye
house yesterday morning. Morse is a local
matrimonial agent and has a religious
mania which is shown by the patient's in
sistent claim that he is God.
Got the Wrong Powder.
D. C. Snow claims tHat he called for
magnesium flashlight powder at the store
of the O. II. Peck company recently and
received instead some dangerously explo- i
sive powder and that when using the sub- i
stitute he was seriously injured. He now
sues for $1,723 damages. The case is on
trial before Judge Simpson.
Sheehan's Trial Opens.
Patrick Sheehan, indicted with Frank
Sterns, John Green, James McAvoy and
Peter Conley, for grand larceny in the first
degree alleged to have been committed at
Holtzerman's store on Cedar avenue, was
placed on trial before Judge Brooks this
Walter Lynch Convicted.
Walter Lynch was yesterday found
guilty of attempted grand larceny by a
Jury in Judge Brook's court. The de
fendant was remanded for sentence.
UNFAIR TO MR. VYE
Use of Word "Misappropriation" in
Mention of "U" Inquiry.
In its report of the executive meet
ing of the university regents yester
day, The Journal spoke of the
investigation of the books kept by Mr.
Vye, in charge of the accounts of the
school of agriculture, and stated that
the matter was taken up on the charge
of misappropriation of funds. The
context shows that the misappropria
tion was not personal to himself, but
was meant to imply mismanagement
in the accounts of the institution.
There never has been any charge or
insinuation against Mr. Vye of the ap
propriation of university funds to his
own use, and all the committee found
to criticize, as stated yestefday, was
a little carelessness in the auditing of
bills. One instance appeared of over
payment of a printer's account, which,
however, the committee charged to
carelessness and not to any purpose
to profit personally by the transaction.
The use of the word "misappropria
tion" was unfortunate and unjust, by
possible implication, to a faithful
agent of the university.
CHILLY FOR SUPT.
School Board Provides for Oil Heaters
Permission has been given by the
board of education to the superintend
ent of schools to secure oil stoves.for
his offices. At no time since the re
cent cold snap began has the tempera
ture in the superintendent's office
gone above 57 degrees. Clerk Van
Cleve has been compelled to wear his
ulster, and Miss McGregor has had
to take her work elsewhere. All the
outside offices have been almost as
cold as refrigerators.
One of the main pipes for the sec
ondary heating was cut .off on orders
from the courthouse and city hall
commission and never replaced.
Cracks in the windows caused by the
Paulle fire also let in much cold.
NEW SMALLPOX CASES
Fifty Reported to State Board of Health
New smallpox cases,to the number of
fifty were reported to the state board of
health for the week ending Monday. The
largest number of cases were, in Stearns
county, which reported 15, four of them in
St. Cloud. There were ten In Todd county.
S Paul reported two new cases..( \^S
WALTERS, DIAMOND THIEF, SAYS
HE'LL PLEAD GUILTY AND
START STRAIGHT WHEN E
LARGE DEMAND FOR SEATS
Tickets for Symphony Orchestra Con
cert To-morrow Sell Fast.
Tickets for the Symphony Orchestra
concert to-morrow evening have sold
remarkably well, but there are many
desirable seats left. Wesley church
seats 2,500 comfortably, and it is pos
sible to place more, if necessary, al
tho the extra seats are not quite so
desirable. It is noticeable that many
students of the piano are attending
this concert. Adele Aus der Ohe, the
assisting pianist, is one of the most!
representative of Liszt's pupils, and
when she interprets "the master's"
great piano Concerto No. 1, the listen
er may get many Valuable .suggestions
from, the phrasing and tempos which
this artist uses, as well as her inter
pretation of the different movements.
The orchestra rehearsals this week
have been even more than usually suc
cessful, and both the players and Mr.
Oberhoffer are in the best of trim for
the concert. Seats are on sale at the
Metropolitan Music company.
GRE AT "MUG" COLLECTION
Chiefs of Police of Country to Have
One at St. Louis Expo.
The various police departments of
the country will not be outclassed by
other city departments in exhibits at
the St. Louis exposition. Arrange
ments are now being made under the
auspices of the International Associa
tion of Chiefs of Police to arrange for
the establishment of a museum of
criminal photographs and parapher
nalia. Chief COnroy has received a
communication asking the Minne
apolis department to send material
for the exhibition. Among the relics
that have been preserved are the knife
with which Calderone killed Battalia,
the famous monkey wrench which was
used in effecting a jail delivery a few
years ago, and photographs of pecu
BONDS IN DEMAND'
Many Bidders for Remnant Sale of City
*s)U30 Jd no
Bids were opened this afternoon by the
council committee on ways and means for
three blocks of municipal bonds, aggre
gating $415,000. The indications for a sale
at good figures were excellent as there
were many bids and the bond brokers are
familiar with the securities which will
draw 4 per cent interest. They are the
remainders of the issues authorized by the
legislature last winter, of which a portion
were sold last July, their validity at that
time having been passed upon by the
The blocks are as follows: Bridge bonds,
$165,000, the proceeds to be used for the
completion of the bridge across the river
at Thirty-second avenue NE permanent
imorovement bonds, $75,000 revolving fund
Dominick & Dominick were among the
highest bidders, their offer being $32,000
premium, or about 108 for the entire lot.
START PRAISES GROSSCUP
Minnesota's Chief Justice Regrets He
Can't Hear cnicagoan.
Chief Justice Start of the supreme
court of this state will be unable to
attend the annual banquet of the
Fourth Ward Republican club next
Tuesday on account of absence from
the state. In his letter of regret he
It would be a great pleasure to meet
Judge Grosscup personally. I am some
what familiar with his decisions and
speeches, and esteem him greatly as a
man who has a vital message for the
people and has the ability and courage
"V it comes from Barnaby'e it must be good."*.*
The immense success of our HALF PRICE SALS last week
encourages us to continue for the last days of this week before we
take inventory. We are now selling fine furnishings at even lower
prices than last week.
PINE FURNISHINGS POR MEN AND WOMEN at prices
way down almost to zero, which means your gain and our loss.
NECKWEARWe kave bunched all our Fancy Imperials,
Four-in-Hands, Ascots, worth up to $3, this sale, each 50c
Don't miss this opportunity
MUFFLERSAll silk and cashmere Half Price
SOCKSDivided into three lots values up to 50c for 25c pair
values up to $1.00 for 50c values up to $2.00 for $1.00 pair.
SUSPENDERSAll silk webs, elaborate mountings, values
from 50c to $6.00 this sale, all Half Price
HANDKERCHIEFSIn fan cy and plain silk, value 50c to
LINEN HANDKERCHIEFS^'Initials," worth 50c this sale, 25c
SHIRTSLot 1Odds and ends in percales and madras,
culled out of our great Shirt Stock values up to $2.00 this
Lot 2Better colors, better styles, worth to $2.50 this
sale, each $1.00
PAJAMASMadras, Domet Flannel. Half Price
UNDERWEARSilk, Merino, All Wool, Silk and Wool, odd
drawers, odd shirts, odd suits, values $1 to $10 each Half Price
POCKETBOOKS, Dressing Cases, Liquor Flasks, Drinking
Cups, Toilet Cases, Jewelry Cases, Money Belts, Collar #nd
Cuff Boxes, Music Rolls, Coin Purses, all go at. .One-third Off
OVERCOATSWinter and Spring, Bath Robes, Lounging
Gowns, Smoking Jackets, Fancy Vests, all Half Price
HATS"We have culled from our great Hat Stock a lar ge a nd
varied lot in black and brown, soft and stiff hats, values up
to $4.00,-for this sale, each $1.00
SWEATERSLt All Wool Sweaters, values to $4.00, colors
navy, white, maroon, for this sale $2.50
CAPSBig assortment, all sizes, fan cy and plain cloth, values
up to $1.50 and $2.00, all go for, each 50c
LEATHER DEPARTMENT-Trunks, Bags, Suit Cases, for
GOLF GLOVESValues up to $1 this sale, pair 25c
BELTSSilk, Velvet, Leather, worth up to $2.00, to close, ea. 25c
PAJAMASOnly a few left, worth up to $3.00 to close, suit $1.00
NECKWEARLot culled from our large stock, to close, each, 25c
STOCKINGS-Silk, Lisle, Cotton, Worth 50c to $7... .Half Price
HAND BAGSChatelaines, Wrist Bags, Net Sukas, values
$1.00 to $10.00 Half Price
WAIST PATTERNS All White French Mercerized Mad-
BATH ROBESLounging Gowns, Bath Slippers Half Price
SWEATERS and Wool Vests, lot to close, values up to $5.00
NECK DRESSINGSOur entire exclusive stock Ladies'
WASH ASCOTS, Golf Scarfs and stocks, worth 50c, to close 12y2G
COLLARSAll Linen, for ladies and boys, high Ipand and
standing, 15c values, each 5c
HANDKERCHIEFSPlain Linen, values to 50c half price, 25c
UMBRELLASAll our Ladies' Silk Umbrellas, finely mount-
ed, values $5 to $20 Half Price
No Goods Taken Back or Exchanged.
DADMADV it PCI 400-402-404
DAIINAB I & UU., NICOLLE AV.
WI LL HAVE COMPETITION
Great Western Will Not Have Monopoly
on North Bound Grain.
The Great Western will meet competi
tion in the hauling of north bound grain
from the Missouri river to the twin cities,
Jan. 30. The tariffs show a proportional
rate of 9 cents on wheat and 8 cents on
coarse grains from Omaha, St. Joseph and
Kansas City to the twin cities and of 12
cents on wheat and 11 cents on coarse
grains to Chicago.
The road has simply put in effect pro
portional rates, as' by using local rates
from Nebraska and Kansas points to Oma
ha and Kansas City, and then adding the
present 14 and 13-cent proportional rates
of the Great Western the total was 5 cents
higher than the thru rates which have
been usea by other lines for the past thirty
The 4,000,000 or 5,000,000 Hebrews
living within the i'pale" in Russia
constitute about half the entire Jew
ish race. This space to which the
Jews are limited is about the size of
the German empire. It is a territory
reaching 500 miles eastward from the
German frontier to a line 1,000 miles
long drawn from the Baltic to the
Crimea, and would be ample room if
Hebrews were permitted to cultivate
The Duko of Abruzzi recently enter
tained (.'overnor Hunt on the cruiser
Liguria v/hen the latter called at San
Juan. Porto Rico. A banquet at the
The Value of the First Minute
in putting out a fire should
never be underestimated
Stopple.) No more old
style lead stop-
ples to corrode.
eously. A wo-
man can use it
as quickly as a
man. Every Opera
the Twin Cit-
ies is protect-
ed by them.
tories. hotels, hos-
Hundreds are in
use in Minneapolis
and St- Paul.
Descriptive pamphlets and price lists on
2gVflB^"Prom Ions: practical experience
9^^F with and knowledge of the vari
ous forms of fire extinguishers which have
been produced. I am able to say that in my
judgment the 'UNDERWRITERS" Is-all
points consideredthe best of eny now upon
the market." JAMES F. BABCOCK.
Inventor of original Babcock Fire Extin
guisher late Professor of Chemistry in Bos
ton University Analyst to the city of Boston,
Mass. State Assayer, etc.
Knight & Thomas' Underwriters Fire Ex
tinguisher, examined under the standard of
the National Board of Fire Underwriters by
the National Fire Protection Association and
approved for use.
Minnesota Fire Appliance Co.,
258 Second Ave. S., Minneapolis.
854 Endlcott Building, St. Paul.