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A Press Club DinnerThe members of
the Press Club will hold another dinner at
the Rathskellar. 312 First avenue S. Frida
evening at 6 o'clock. All newspaper work
ers of the city are Invited to be present.
A business session will be held at the
close of the dinner.
A Christian Science LectureA Chris
tian Science lecture authorized by the
First Church of Christ. Scientist, of Bos
t(n, Mass.. will be given by Blcknell
Young at the Metropolitan opera house
Sunday at 3 30 p. m. The public is in
A New Lumber Company.The Eclipse
Lumber company of Minneapolis, a new
company organized to run retail yards, has
incorporated with $150,000 capital. George
W. Dulany of Hannibal. Mo., is president
George W. Dulany, Jr., of Minneapolis,
vice president and treasurer, and Robert
J. Menz of Minneapolis is secretary.
Merriman a WitnessO. C. Merriman.
Jr. of the bankruptcy court, is in Le
Sueur Center as a witness in the trial of
George Bralnerd. who is under indictment
on a charge of accepting deposits for the
defunct Farmers and Merchants' bank of
Montgomery after he knew the bank was
insolvent Mr. Merriman took with him
all of the papers in the Brainerd bank
ruptcy case, which will- be introduced in
FREDERICK WOLLINThe funeral of
Frederick Wollin, 2025 Third street N.
will be held from the Swedish Mission
thurch, Biyant and Fifteenth avenues N,
Friday at 2 The deceased was a
member of Hennepin council, No. 164.
Royal League, and all members of that
order are requested to be present.
THOMAS J. AUSTIN.The funeral of
Thomas Austin will be held from the
undertaking rooms of J. M. Gleason Fri
la at a Mi Austin was a mem
ber of Lincoln camp. No 1656. W A
I the members of which are invited to at
tend the funeral.
Louis GoodklndThe funeral of Louis
Goodkind of St. Paul took place jesterday
morning from the residence, 215 Nelson
avenue The services were conducted by
Dr I Rypins of Mount Zlon congrega
tion and the interment was at Mount
MRS. NELLIE DALEY, 70 Royalston
a\enue, died at the Swedish hospital
Wednesday. The remains will be taken
to St Cloud for interment
Parents of Julia Olson Don't Ex
pect to See Missing Girl
Julia Olson, the 14-year-old girl who
disappeared from her home, 1215
Washington avenue S, a few weeks
jago, has not been found, and her par
'ents fear that she is not alive. The
girl was told she was liable to pun
ishment for lying about her age in
order to get work.
Mrs. Olson called at police head
quarters this mori lug ancT asked the
department to do in its power
ascertain whether the fc*
BOARDING HOUSE LAW
University Lawyers to Settle
Ma an inmate of a boarding-house pro
cure a punching bag and erect same in
his room, attaching said bag to floor and
ceiling by means of a cord and an elastic?
Having erected such punching bag, may
the afoiesald Inmate of such boarding
house beat upon the same with his fists
at unusual hours, to-wlt 5 a. m. and 6:30
|p. by such beating, pounding or punch
ing making said boarding-house to shake
upon Its foundation to the peril of the
other inmates thereof and the detriment
of the realty and raising such clamor, din
and noise as to disturb seriously said other
inmates in their repose, study, meditations
These questions will be argued before
the college court to-night in an action to
abate a nuisance. If the suit is success
ful it is the intention of the university
lawyers to try the rights of the would-be
solo cornetist to disturb the surrounding
atmosphere with his well meant but abor
tive attempts at melody and to discover
whether the killing of scale runners and
other piano abusers is manslaughter or
fft THURSDA EVENING f% _.
or alive. Mrs. Olson says- she has
given up all hope of ever seeing the
girl alive, and thinks she may have
been drowned in the river. None of
Julia's girl friends remember having
i seen her after she left the deoart
ment store the day she was dis
GRIP ASS'N POPULAR
New Federal Building Club Now Has Ac
The Federal Building Association for
the Perpetuation of Grip Is represented
by two distinguished absentees from their
desks this week. United States Commis
sioner Abbott and Referee in Bankruptcy
O C. Merriman are the victims of the
disease which sticks tighter than a first
mortgage on a Kansas farm.
By an arrangement calculated not to
disturb the distribution of the malls, the
letter carriers are takmg turns. One or
two will drop out of sight to battle with
backaches and headaches for a day or
two, and then creep back to allow an
equal number of fellow sufferers to go
thru with the quinine process By this
arrangement there has been no trouble
from a scare!tv of carriers and all have,
or will be given, an equal opportunity
to enjoy the disease to the fullest extent.
Below Zero Weat+ier a Possibility by To
All hope of coal-saving weather has
been dashed to the ground by the official
ukase o' the czar of the weather depart
ment. It was 6 degrees above zero at 8
o'clock this morning, but the frost bul
letins from 'the Minneapolis refrigerating
plant, located in the northwest, were of
such a nature that the prediction of
"fair to-night and Friday, with colder
weather to-night." was given out.
"It may drop to 5 or 6 degrees below
zero by to-morrow morning." said Section
Director Outram to-day. "It is from 8
,,to 12 degrees below zero in North Dakota
%this morning and 22 degrees below zero
O at Battleford. This will give us colder
weather to-night. There is one consola
tion, however, and that is that spring is
officially due in a few weeks."
LIVE STOCK RATE PROBLEM.
The railroad and warehouse commission
gave a hearing this morning to the appli
cation for a reduced rate on live stock
from South St. Paul to the Minnesota
Transfer. The Great Western charges
$5.60 a car for the ha,ul, and it is said by
shippers to be excessive.
|g| ,TOO LATE T0 CLASSIFY,
CABPENTEHS AND LATHESfl. APPLY AT
Dr. Tavlor's, 600 24th st, evenings after
noon, '.220 Medical block.
MEN OF MIGHT
ABE HERE TO-DAY
Power of the Press Is Manifest at
Convention of State Editorial
Mayor Haynes' Invitation to the
Thought Moulders to Meet Him
at Jail Accepted.
Convention Elects Grandpa''
Pease of Anoka Sergeant-
The mighty men and women who
wield the power of the press are gath
ered from the four corners of the
state to-day in attendance on the
thirty-eighth annual convention of the
Minnesota Editorial association, and
the air in the rooms of the Minne
sota Whist club is filled with learned
dissertations on "sticks, locals, reader
ads, types, forms, paragraphs," and
the other things which enter into the
daily life of the convening "wes."
Nearly 200 of the 300 members in
the ossociation were present this
morning when President Frank A.
Day of the aPlrmont Sentinel called
the first session to order at 11 o'clock,
and 199 greeted with riotous enthu
siasm the appointment of "Grandpa"
Pease of the Anoka Union to the posi
tion of sergeant-at-arms.
Invitation to Go to Jail.
The full quota accepted with alac
rity Mayor J. C. Haynes* invitation to
meet him at the county jail, altho his
honor may not have commenced his
address of welcome with the intention
of extending his invitation in just the
way he did. What he said was.
"The whole city und county build
ing is worthy of inspection. The pe
culiarity of it is that many who come
there insist upon going to jail as soon
as they get there. They want to see
the jail, which is on the top floor on
the county side and is always open to
visitors. I expect to be there"
"How long before you expect to be
there?" was the anxious inquiry from
Mr. Day, and the mayor hurriedly
dropped on the table the keys to the
city and gave way to President John
Leslie of the Commercial club, who
complimented the men and women of
the press on that enthusiasm for their
work which often kept them from
amassing the fortunes which might be
made in some other line.
H. P. Hall Wasn't There.
H. P. Hall of St. Paul was not
present in the flesh because of threat
ened illness, but he sent a letter of re
gret addressed "To all th biys and
girls" with "blessings for the boys and
kisses for the girls," and the ac
knowledgment that "I sadly realize
that I was younger when the organiza
tion was made thirty-seven years ago."
This afternoon President Day de
livered the president's address,
sparkling with that with which has
made more than one good and true re
publican squirm when the campaign
was hot. C. F. McDonald of the St.
Cloud Times spoke upon "The Prog
ress of American Journalism in the
last Fifty Years." E. W. Randall,
secretary of the state fair association,
discussed "Agriculture and the Press"
E. A. Paradis of the Midway News
gave a talk on "The School of Journal
ism" Ralph W. Wheelock, on "Editors
and Editors" C. S. Mitchell on "The
Press and the Louisiana Purchase Ex
position", and H. S. Saylor of the Buf
falo Journal, "Classified Minnesota
"Women Guests at Luncheon.
The women who are attending the
convention, either as active partici
pants or as relatives of those who are
directly interested, were guests at a
charmingly informal luncheon given
in the chapel of the National hotel at
3 o'clock this afternoon. A. M. Shuey
gave a program of eight numbers of
the pipe organ. The tables were
The Minneapolis printers' supply
houses, whose guests the visitors are,
will entertain at a banquet at the Nic
ollet hotel to-night. The sessions of
the convention will probably close to
morrow, when either C. F. Macdonald
of the St. Cloud Times, or W. C.
Whiteman of the Ortonville Herald
Star will be elected president.
DR. BURTON'S LECTURE
F. B. SEMPLE DIESJ
HE HAD BEEN FAILING NEARLY
TUo He Was Known to Be In Serious
Condition, tlie Word of His Death
Came as a Surprise to Friends In
Minneapolis. Frank B. Semple, vice president of
Janney, Semple, Hill & Co., Wholesale
hardware dealers, died yesterday
at noon at Camden, S. C, from
nervous prostration. Altho Mr. Sem
ple has been in ill health since May,
his death was unexpected in Minne
apolis and the telegraphic news was
a great shock to his business associ
ates. Mis. Semple and two children,
William, aged 16, and Rebecca, aged
18, remain of the family. Two sisters,
Mrs. Sarah Jordan of Minneapolis,
now in Cincinnati, and Mrs. Harries of
Cincinnati, are living.
Mr. Semple's malady becarrte more
pronounced last spring and he then
quit active business. The summer he
spent with his family at the Ferndale
home, Lake Minnetonka. In Septem
ber he went east to seek the advice of
eminent physicians and visited various
THE LAI*. SEMPLE.
sanatoriums. Meanwhile, the son at
tended school in Philadelphia and the
daughter in New York. Recently Mr.
and Mrs. Semple went to New York
city, and then continued to Camden,
S. C. Letters indicated that the
only change was for the worse. The
malady defied the best medical skill.
About fifty-four years ago Frank
Semple was born in Ohio. While very
young he worked as a clerk for the
Perrin & Goff Manufacturing company
of Cincinnati, with whom he learned
the hardware business in detail. He
became a traveling representative for
the company with headquarters at
Jeffersonville, Ind. Twenty years ago
this month he came to Minneapolis
and bought an interest in the Avhole
sale and retail hardware business of
Janney, Brooks & Co. on Bridge
Square. Upon the death of Mr.
Brooks and the previous retirement of
George H. Eastman the firm became
Janney, Semple & Co. The retail
business was sold in 18884 to W. Ki
Monson & Co. and the firm moved to
Second street and First avenue. In
1898 the title became Janney, Semple,
Hill & Co.
In 188 3 Mr. Semple married Miss
Anne Culbertson of New Albany, Ind.
Until within three years, upon the
completion of the fine house at Frank
lin and Vine place, the family home
was at 1608 Hawthorn avenue.
Mr. Semple was a leading business
man of Minneapolis. In addition to
his hardware interests he was a mem
ber of the directorate of the National
Bank.of Commerce, the Minneapolis
Plow Works and the North American
Telegraph company. He was far
sighted and persistent in the working
out of business plans which he deemed
wise. Socially Mr. Semple was re
garded highlv, also. He was a mem
ber of the Minneapolis, Commercial,
Mlmkahda, Lafayette and Minnetonka
clubs, and was an attendant at West
It is expected that the body will
arrive Sunday morning. The funeral
will be held at 2:30 p. m. from the
house, 104 W Franklin. Rev. Dr.
John E. Bushnell, pastor of Westmin
ster church, will be in charge. The
family will arrive Saturday morning.
LITERATURE AS ART'' DIS
CUSSED BY FORMER MINNE-
APOLITAN IN SERIES OF LIT-
ERATURE AND LIFE."
"Literature as Art" was the subject of
the lecture given by Dr. Richard Burton
tne lecture given oy ui. _n.iuim.iu DUUUU trvine- to rllsnnse of a
of Boston, at Firste Unitarian
last evening Ithe was th first lecturchurch in a i
series of four which Dr. Burton is giving
here, and it was attended by an apprecia
tive and fairly large audience.
Dr. Burton's course is a summing up of
his views on literature and its relation
to life, and is of peculiar interest to those a?nce of E. Fellere Pstur
who have heard him before. As usual, the He was
lecture last evening was chiefly enjoyed I worWiouse tor
for its sidelights, Dr. Burton's original
comments on authors living and past. He
was introduced by President Northrop,
who said that no man had endeared "him
self more to the cultured people of Min
neapolis than Dr. Burton had during his
stay in the city.
The lecturer made himself plain on the
mooted question of realism. It was a
mistake, he said, to assume that litera
ture and life were synonymous. One can
not dump the raw material, the bald facts
of life, on a printed page and call it
literature Art must be employed in pre
senting- life, and the book must be the
author's personal interpretation of life.
There is a best way of handling a subjetft,
and that is technique, biit the art em
ployed must conceal itself, or else the
subject matter is lost sight of, and life
is not really portrayed. Howells errs on
the side of realism, by putting tdo much
stress on details. Swinburne, the great
est living poet, shows on the other hand
too much of his art, and calls attention
to the deftness., the ingenuity of his word
handling Such of his work as shows this
fault cannot live in literature.
The great masters Of literature, like
Dickens or Stevenson, are so teeming with
life and human sympathy that they im
part the human touch to everything they
write. So the essayist, to be successful,
must put himself into his work. Too many
modern essayists are modest, and lose
There is no excuse for presenting life
on the printed page, said Dr. Burton, un
less it carries some message. For that
reason he condemns "Hedda Gabler,"
which he saw given in Boston recently by
Nance O'Neil, the reigning stage favorite
there. Its horrors conveyed no gainful
idea to the mind, such as Ibsen gives in
"Ghosts." for example. Literature, to
sum it up, is life in terms of ait and
The next lecture will be Saturday even
ing, on the topic, "Literature as Amuse-
The most luxurious traveling facili
ties of to-day are furnished in the pro
gressive West. Nothing, superior to
the comforts and conveniences on
the Milwaukee's celebrate.d Pioneer
Limited, between the Twin Cities, Mil
waukee and Chicago can be found
anywhere in the world. V I
NOT AS EXPECTED
Joseph Clare Faces More Serious Charge
Than He Looked For.
Joseph Clare, colored, thought that by
pleading guilty in police court this morn
ing to a chaige of vagrancy, he would go
to the workhouse, and that any other
wrongs he might have committed would
be forgotten. He was arrested several
and was locked and ar-
raigned thi morning Whil hupwa wait
ing to be committed to the workhouse for
vagrancy the detectives received a tip
that he was the man who robbed the rest'
wi,r 0191 viucVmrv avenu
A charge of
burglary was then entered him and
the vagrancy sentence was suspended
pending action on the burglary charge.
REV. SHURER VERNER DIES
Rector of St. P?ul Church Succumbs to
Rev. Shurer Verner, rector of St. Sig
fried's Swedish "Episcopal church, who
was stricken with paralysis Sunday night,
died at an early hour this morning at St
"Luke's hospital. He suffered a gradual
paralysis yesterday morning, and last
night lapsed into a comatose condition,
from which he did not recover. His fatnily
spent the night at his bedside.
The attack resulted from overwork and
from the intensely cold weather of the
past month. The phj-sicians say the ar
teries of the brain were overtaxed, .caus
ing a hemorrhage and paralysis.
/NEW, VOTING MACHINE
Resident of Howard Lake Thinks. He Has
Invented a Winner.^ '^If^
A new style of voting machine was
placed on exhibition in the city clerk's of
fice this morning, It was brought -by^Jp.
S. Ritchie of Howard Lake, Minn., who^s
the patentee and Editor Saylor of the Buf
falo, Minn., Journal., who is promoting the
machine in the interests of the company
which expects to place it on the market?"
Mr. Ritchie claims that his invention is
simpler in construction than any other
machine now before the public, that It is
easier to operate, and more easily under
stood by the voter, besides having all the
good points of other devices.
GIRL TOOK DEADLY ACID
Antidotes Administered Promptly Saved
Her Life. *i?
Helen* Johnson, 3^7 WashhMoh avenue
S, was taken to the city hospital this
morning suffering from carbolic acid poi
After an hour's hard work the
soning. Afte an hour's hard work the fession proved very interesting. Four
physicians overcame the effects of the poi- theses prepared by Dr. SJ6blom were
son and she was able to leave the institu- presented respectively by Rev. Messrs.
tlon this morning. The poison was taken IB. Westerlund, M. 'J. Elander, A. F.
with suicidal intent. $ _,' -J
ON WHEAT'S RISE
MINNEAPOLIS MAN MAKES NICE
PIL.E IN 40 DAYS' TRADING.
May Option Climbs to 98c Here To-
DayStopped Just Short of a Dol
lar In the Chicago MarketEarly
Decline and Subsequent Rise
Catches "Shdrts." I
One Minneapolis man has no quar
rel with the bulge In wheat prices.
Thru the gradual rise in prices he has
made $87,000 in forty days. Had he
"staid in" to-day instead of letting go
yesterday his profits would have been
much larger, for the May option at
the Minneapolis Chamber of Com
merce went to 98@98%c to-day.
The man is a wealthy resident of
the city and has heretofore had noth
ing to do with wheat, but Jan. 5 he
bought in. Since then he has been
selling out on advances and buying on
declines. Yesterday he closed out,
having made a round, $87,000. To
day he is holding off. Wheat, he says,
will sell 15c higher in Minneapolis,
but it has got to break back 5c first.
This was the biggest day in wheat
since the big bull campaign began.
Minneapolis May wheat advanced by
leaps and bounds. Chicago May sold
to 99%c, stopping just short of the
dollar mark, but showing every in
dication of going there finally.
Decline at Start.
When them arket opened the ten
dency was uncertain, and a dip car
ried May back from 96% to 96c. This
was taken as the forerunner of decline
and the pit crowd of traders sold
short. Later they bought back this
wheat. The advance was so rapid
that some paid lYs to 2c more to get
back wheat they had sold early, and
losses were heavy. Many shorts were
hard hit and lost enough to offset the
profits of a long time.
A Coterie Buys* Heavils.
New buyers came in. One commis
sion house was said to have bought
1,000,000 bushels for a coterie of
wealthy Minneapolitans who had not
previously been in the market. The
appearance of this buying for 'elev
enth hour bulls" made it doubly hard
for traders to form opinions, but it
was generally taken to mean that the
tip has gone out from the headquar
ters of the big Chicago bull interest
that wheat will sell much higher.
War Talk Caused Bulge
The war talk from the^Balkans, and
the Russian-Japan war reports are
the big bull factors at wrecaai. Aside
from these, however, the conditions
are very strong. Cash markets are up
in line with wheat futures.
Foreign markets were all up, Liver
pool, London, Paris, Berlin and Buda
Pesth closing higher, while Hamburg
and Rotterdam buyers were bidding
higher for American wheat cargoes.
It is now a great broad market, with
unlimited speculative possibilities, and
the dangers of loss are increased in
the same ratio as the chances for im
DISCUSSED AT SWEDISH LUTHER
AN CONFERENCE,THIS A. M.
Society Has Been Considering the Ad
visability of Entering the Field of
Foreign Missions and Action in
That Direction May Be Taken at
The Swedish Lutheran Foreign Mis
sionary society of the Minnesota con
ference is in session to-day at Augus
tana church. The opening devotional
e'kercises were conducted by Rev. J.
A. Johnson of Rush City. The entire] tioTBand'Perfective,
morning was given over to a general
.1-- .~-*.i fitaw-1^
discussion of the topic "Th Signif
cance for the Christian Church of
Foreign Missions." The chief question
answered was "On what ground is it
the duty of the Christian church to
engage in foreign missionary labors?"
The chief speakers were Rev. Messrs.
F. M. Eckman, J. Telleen, C. A. Hult
krans, C. Olander, C. B. L. Bowman, P.
E. Berg, C. J. Carlson. A historical
sketch of the development of foreign
missions was given by Mr. Eckman
and the duty of their church sharing
in this work was emphasized by the
The conference society has been giv
ing much consideration to the ques
tion of increased activity in foreign
missions and has done considerable
work preparatory to entering into this
field. This meeting will probably take
decisve action in the matter. China is
the field under consideration and the
decision will be influenced by the ad
dress to be made to-night on "China
as a Missionary Field," by Dr. S. G.
Youngert of Rock Island. The society
has the means to put a missionary in
the field at once, if this course is au
DELEGATES WITNESS WEDDING
Unusual Event at District Meeting of
Delegates to the annual meeting of
the St. Paul Mission district of the
Augustana Swedish Lutheran church
were treated to a novel introduction to
last night's session. It was a mar
riage ceremony in which the contract
ing parties were Miss Alma'M. Fund
berga, memben of the Augustana
church, and NelS K. Haugan, of Good
hue county. The young people had
not expected so many guests nor the
clergymen such a ceremony, but
everyone was much pleased.
The untimely death of Dr. Carl A.
Swensson^ president of Bethany col
lege at Lindsborg, Kan., was deplored
in resolutions presented by Dr. Peter
gjoblom, Dr. L. A. Johnson and Dr. C.
J. Petri. The resolutions with condo
lences ^from the delegates and visiting
clergymen will be sent to the widow,
Mrs. Alma Swensson. who is person
ally known to a great many of those
attending the meeting. A brief serv
ice of sorrow consisting of special 1
music by the choir and a prayer by
from his many lovable qualities he was,
considered as the strongest man in
The evening exercises were con
ducted by Rev. E. O. Stone, who led'
the demotions. Rev. J. N. Brandelle
pointed out the duty of the Christian
chui'ch to carry on foreign mission
ary work, and Rev. J. E, JLinner
showed the blessings which followed
such missionary work.
The afternoon discussion on the
fourth article of the Augsburg con-
&>*Torne and A Htiitkrans
HE'S E1MU TE
TO SEAT OF WAR
CONSUL J. W. DAVIDSON ENTER-
TAINED IN MINNEAPOLIS.
His PostAntung, ManchuriaIs
Right in the Midst of the Present
Military OperationsFor a Young
Man He Has Had a Most Eventful
Career. James W. Davidson of Austin,
Minn., United States consul at Antung,
Manchuria, will be right in the thick
of it when he reaches Antung that is,
if he gets there before the Russians
and Japanese do. He is in Minne
apolis to-day, hastening to the front.
The steamer China will bear him off
for Chi-fu, China, Feb. 26, from San
Francisco. As steamer communica
tion between Chi-fu and Antung is in
terrupted, it is probable that one of
the government warships will take
him to his post.
Mr. Davidson has been on a leave
of absence. He obtained an extra
week at Austin to visit his mother.
To-day C. H. Ross gave a luncheon for
the consul at the Commercial club.
The invitations included several prom
inent and professional business men,
J. L. Mitchell of Austin, E. D. Parker
of St. Paul, C. H. Davidson, Jr., of
Carrington, N. D., the consul's brother,
Regulations will not permit Mr.
Davidson to discuss the present situa
tion in the east, but he talked freely
on general subjects. His post, he
said, was right in the midst of the
present operations, on the Yalu river,
in Manchuria, opposite the Korean,
frontier and at a point where the Rus
sians were marshalling land forces and
toward which, the report is, the Jap
anese are marching a large force up
the river to occupy the Korean side.
The trans-Siberian railway, he said,
had the same weakness that all rail
ways have in time of war. It is a
single line of great length which it is
almost impossible to guard every
where, making it an easy matter for
the Japanese to break oft traffic at dif
ferent points, and the road crosses
several great bridges hard to replace
were they once destroyed.
Altho still young, Mr. Davidson has
had a career as an author-and travel
er. When only 19 he made the first
Peary polar expedition inv1892.
He then went to Japan as special
correspondent for a New York news
paper syndicate, was made consol to
Formosa when it was in the throes of
a rebellion, was offered knighthood by
Japan for distinguished services and
was conveyed by the government in
his tour of the islands at the govern
ment expense to write up Japan.
He is a member of the Royal
Geographical society of London, has
written "Formosa, Past and Present,"
is writing a book on Manchuria and
another on the Siberian railway which
he traversed in a private car provided
by the Russian government.
NEW EMBALMING FLUID
FUNERAL DIRECTORS DISCUSS
THE POSSIBILITY OP FINDING
THE IDEAL ARTICLE.
The principal event in the morning
session of the State Association of
Funeral Directors, who are holding
their annual Convention at the state
university, was the report of the
"fluid" committee. This committee is
seeking to discover an embalming
fluid of high germ destroying power,
which will also give a good cosmetic
effect. The subject is one of great
interest to the profession, and of great
importance in the safeguarding of the
public health. The Minnesota com
mittee is working in conjunction with
committees from the other state asso
ciations and this morning it recom
mended that steps be taken to secure
the co-operation of the various state
The educational features of the
morning session were a lecture by
Professor W. P. Hohenschuh of the
1 college of medicine upon "Fermenta-
Changes," and a
Tested by Ger Culture,Disinfec-, by Dr
L. B. Wilson, senior demonstrator in
In addition to these lectures there
was a series of five-minute talks by
delegates, in which the alleged unpro
fessional practices of dealers in the
larger towns received some severe
The first part of the afternoon ses
sion was taken up with a practical
demonstration of embalming by
arterial injection, conducted by Pro
fessor Hohenschuh. The annual elec
tion of officers followed. The only
contest was over the office of presi
dent, between President W. L. Grapp
of Waseca, and W. M. Davies of Min
neapolis. The report was current this
morning that Mr. Grapp would with
draw and support the candidacy of Mr.
Mrs. Thomas Davison of Mankato
read a paper upon the proper care of
children and Professor H. C. Carel of
the' university lectured to the advance
class upon the chemical action of em
balming fluids on animal tissues.
To-morrow the state board of em
balmers will hold an examination for
plicants for embalmers' licenses.
DR. BLACKEN EXPLAINS
Light on Health Board's Order as to Sewer
Dr. H. M. Bracken, secretary of the
state board of health, has written an ar
ticle in the current number of the Engi
neering News, explaining the board's or
der requiring cities to dispose of their
sewage thru septic tanks or filter beds. He
says the order was not meant to be arbi
trary, and that the board would not neces
sarily prosecute cities which failed to pro
vide such a system by Jan. 1, 1905. It will
use its discretion in taking action against
sewer systems already in existence, and
will prevent the installation of new sewer
systems which do not have some purifying
device approved by the board.
PRISON LABOR PROBLEM
Broom and Carpet Factories Being Dis
cussed by Board.
The state board of control is considering
ways in which state prison labor may be
diverted from the manufacture of shoes,
so as to prevent prison labor competition
with Minnesota factories. There is some
for Dr. Swensson is sincere, for aside carpeatiosworkasl ttohdelaDor%th
Dr. Sjoblom was held. The mourning
an extension of the twine plant
take place of th
bee but suggestionsre ma
to establish broom
plant.theSuchework couldn not be in
stalled by stat without a appropria
tion to purchase machinery, so nothing can
be done for the next year.
WORK OF FIREBUGS
A Cottage In South Minneapolis Is Set
Firebugs last night attempted to burn
a small cottage at 2446 Twenty-sixth ave
nue S. The fire was discovered by a po
liceman. When the fire department ar
rived the'building was burning in three
places, but the flames were extinguished
before they did much damage. The cot
tage was unoccupied,
Hew Spring Waists Hew Spring Suite]
Coats, Suits, Skirts
against the Roc Island team
and they did not get a hit nor a run
off his delivery. He has great control,
and while he is a high-priced propo- i
sltion, I am confident he will deliver
"I saw Jack Katoll in Chicago yes
terday, and got his signature to a con
tract. Katoll appears to be in mag
nificent condition, and he says his arm
is all right. The story about the trade
of Mclntyre for Bonner of South Bend
was premature. I simply gave South
Bend permission to negotiate with
Mclntyre, and received the same per
mission in regard to Bonner. The
trade has not gone thru, however, and
I am by no means sure that it will be
completed, even if I can make satis
factory arrangements with Bonner.
Mclntyre is a good hitter, and I re
member how he broke up several
games for the Indianapolis team last
"The most important thing in base
ball now is the meeting of the Na
tional association at Columbus Tues
day, when the report of the emissaries
who went to the coast to m!ake peace
with the outlaw league will be consid
ered. It is a good thing for every
FOR VALLEY FARMQBfcS
A Series of Ins^jtutes Will Begin Next
There will be a series of farmers' in
stitutes held in the Red river valley
from Feb. 23 to March 19. They will be
conducted jointly by T. A. Hbverstad,
superintendent of the experiment station
at Crookston "O. C. Gregg, superintendent
of the farmers* institutes, and James A.
Wilson, an i?%ecto on tne dairy and
food -commission. Special' effort will be
made to interest the farmers in cream
eries, cheese factories, improvement of
their herds and kindred subjects.
and Fur Coats Z2&.
The climax of low prices. The last opportunity
for you to get a great bargain. Don't Miss It.
$2.50 $4.95 $8.50
Misses" and Ladies'' Coatsi worth
es Coats i worth
Ladies' fine mili-
worth $25, for
$35.00, for the
Ladies' three-quarter coats, in fine
worth to $6t
irtercoats,,worth coats worth
$14.50 quarter coats in fine
MILLER PRESIDENT HAS LIT
BASEBALL NEWS TO DIV17LG,
Trade of Mclntyre for Bonner of South
Bend Has Not Gone Thru, as Re-
portedGreat Things Are Expected
of Pitcher MunchJack Katoll
Signs a Contract.
President W. H. Watkins of the
Minneapolis baseball club, arrived in
Minneapolis this morning, and will
make his home at the Berkeley hotel.
Mrs. Watkins accompanied her hus
band. Tlie miller president displayed
his usual reticence in regard to base
"I have gotten pretty well along in
collecting the Minneapolis team," he
said. "I have signed a number of men,
and have secured a team which I am
confident will be in the fight. I will
be able to give out some names by the
end of the week. I was unable to get
two or three men whom I wanted, but
I have secured men who are nearly, if
not quite, as good. I have a splendid
staff of pitchers, a good catcher, and a
lot of fast men for the infield and out
"Munch, the Southpaw from Wis
consin, has all the earmarks of a
great pitcher. I saw him pitch a game
when I was down in the Three-I
league curcuit last fall signing play
ers. He pitched twelve consecutive
worth to $60,
Skirts, worth to
Feague in the" country"toget The coast the building of a home for Workmen
people into the national agreement,
and I do not think there will be any
objection to the terms of the peace
pact. If we did not conclude some
sort of an agreement, they would take
a lot of our best players away, and
others would hold us up for exorbitant
salaries under threat of jumping."
Watkins will leave the first of next
week for Columbus to attend the as
sociation meeting. For the next fort
night he will be busy with the work of
the American association schedule
Frank Figgemeier, the well-known
baseball player, returned last evening
from St. Louis, where he and Mrs.
Figgemeier went to attend the funeral
of his brother. He says that former
residents of the city would hardly rec
ognize it, so many changes have taken
plase in the last three years.
"Everything is very busy around the
world's fair grounds," he said^. "The
tract set apart for the exposition is
literally black with workmen. The
managers have a vast amount of work
ahead to get things readv for the
opening in two months, but they are
sparing no money, and are pushing
things to the limit."
Figgemeier says that the St. Louis
American league baseball club is hav
ing much trouble in getting its players
sighed, especially Powell and Sudhoff,
the backbone of last year's pitching
staff. Both these men were given
heavy cuts, notwithstanding the state
ment by Secretary Hedges that Powell
would get the same Salary he received
last year. The St. Louis papers are
severe in their criticisms of the man
agement of the American league club.
Minor changes to the constitution
were discussed in committee of the
whole at the final business session this
ANDERSON IS G. M.
A. O. U. W. Will Not Build Home This
After considerable discussion it was
decided by the grand lodge of the Min
nesota A. O. U. W., in session in St.
Paul yesterday, that nothing further
should be done this year looking to
It was also decided to leave undis
turbed the system of assessments in
use, and to have the ritual and con
stitution printed in German, for the
benefit of the German-speaking mem
bers of the order.
Officers were elected as follows: W,
B. Anderson of Winona, grand mas
ter M. C. Tift of Long Prairie, grand
foreman J. F. Creamer of Crookston,
grand overseer, and Charles E. Lar
sen of St. Paul, grand recorder. J. F.
McGuire of St. Paul was the success
ful candidate for grand receivership,
made vacant by the resignation of J. J.
McCardy, who held the office twenty
seven years. Other officers elected
were: J. T. Sanborn, Brainerd, grand
guide Peter A. Nelson, Red Wing,
grand inside watch.. There is a con
test in the election of grand outside
watch, none of the five candidate*
having received a majority. The can
didates are: M. H. McDivitt of Minne
apolis, A. F. Lerke of Minenapolis, Seth
L. Isham of St. Paul. Oscar Bley of St.
Paul and James Donahue of Minneap
olis. The grand trustees, Louis Ver
non of St. Paul, Alex Van Praag of
Merriam Park and Jacob Newsalt of
Owatonna, were re-elected.
PERSONAL Will the woman who
suffers with sick
headache please try
Your druggist sells it
Ladies' fine Tailored Suits, $25 and
Dress Skirts, worth
PEPSIN SYRUP CO., Montlcelto, M* ggr
made from the
i Suits $2 5 and
Mercerized Cotton Wash Waists,
Very Special Offer, just to advertise our
Three pairs of fine onyx Black Hosiery at 50c a pair, and
afine black Taffeta Silk Skirt at $6.50, all for. .$5.50
WON'T CDT PER CAPITA
A. O. U. W. GRAND LODGE DE-
CLINES TO REDUCE THE TAX
ON SUBORDINATE BODIES.
Despite a determined fight to re
duce the per capita assessment upon
subordinate lodges by the grand lodge,
made by twin city delegates, the grand
lodge of the A. O. U. W. to-day, at
St. Paul, voted to maintain it at $1.20
per annum per member.
It has been the custom to devote
one-third of the proceeds of the per
capita tax, or 40 cents a member, to
extension work, under the direction of
the grand master workman, and this
the twin city men thought could be
abolished without any serious loss.
The country representatives and the
grand officers fought against the pro
posed reduction, maintaining that it
was essential to spend a large sum of
money each year in order to insure
the steady growth of the order thru
out the state. Long speeches were
delivered pro and con, and when the
matter came to a vote, the twin city
men withdrew their opposition and it
was unanimously decided to leave the
per capita tax at $1.20.
J, F. McGuire, the St. Paul candi
date for the vacancy caused by the
resignation of J. T. McGardy from the
position of grand receiver, was sue
cessful in landing the position late
yesterday afternoon. In addition to
the officers reported in The Jour
nal last evening, the following were
J. T. Sanborn. Brainerd, grand
guide J. F. Craemer, Crookston, grand
overseer Peter A. Nelson, grand in
side guard A. F. Floeke, grand out
side guard. Charles E. Larson was
re-elected grand recorder.
The following representatives to the
supreme lodge were elected this morti-
F. H. White, Duluth M. B. Mc
Cormick, Minneapolis and Joseph
Rekstein, New Ulm.
Past Supreme Master Workman
Webster McNall of the Kansas juris
diction, was present at to-day's ses
sion and delivered an address com
mending the work of the grand juris
diction of Minnesota, and the progress
it has achieved the past twelve
months. The Minnesota jurisdiction
was a model for many other states, he