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SILK SHIRTWAIST SUITS.
^af Sil'k Suits, latestf'sjsyles, a'M.&oto>sBBjl,
sizes. Exceptional offemrig, ^&>ij|nH
for Saturday ,.V..* ,?D
'MTJSLIN UNDERWEAR S&LK
Corset CoversLace and embroidery A 4
trimmed, 35c values, for I I O
Corset CoversFine nainsook and cambric
covers, lace, embroidery and ribbon K*%
trimmed, $1.50, $1.25 covers fbr...VVU
Cambric GownsA variety of styles, yokes
trimmed with lace and embroidery inserting
a,ad edging $1.25 gowns
for Cambric SkirtsLace and embroidery trim
med, $2.00 and $2.50 skirts, Q4' Jfl
Drawers40c values for29c
$1.50 Drawers for
OBITTER FIGHT FOR
i FLORIDA SWAMPS
&tate and Federal Authorities in
a Clash for the Possession
of the Everglades.
Tallahassee, Fla., May 12.The four
years' term of Governor Napoleon B.
Broward of Florida, will be signalized
by a prolonged legal contest in the state
and federal courts for the ownership of
that vast unexplored swamp in the exents
treme southern portion of Florida,
known as the Everglades.
it is a contest between land grant,
railroad and canal companies and theple
trustees of the International Improve
ment Fund of Florida for 3,000 000 acres
of swamp and overflowed lands, be
lieved to possess enormous ultimate
value, title to which now vests in the
trustees under patent from the depart
ment of the interior by virtue of an act
of congress of 1850, but which are
claimed by the railroad and canal com-
anie under numerous grants by the
The trustees of the Internal Improve
ment Fiintf constitute a board of the
state government created by the legisla
ture in 1855. I consists of the govern
or, controller, attorney general, treasur
er and commissioner of agriculture. The
act creating the trust conveyed to the
trustees, to be administered by them
for purposes of drainage, reclamation
$7:50 *W$nni'ed Hats
S|PESIr^t. -B^R#AsINS FR SATURDAY
?Huffldrg5is qf -Bgautajul Ha,ts- to .Select F?rom.
and internal improvement, all title pos
sessed by the state to the tracts of pub
lic lands within this state, amounting
to approximately 20,000,000 acres, which
were granted to Florida by congress in
1841 and 1850.
In subsequent years, and especially in
the seventies and eighties, the legisla
ture passed numerous acts incorporat
ing railrbad and canal companies, and
in practically all cases made grants of
lands, in some cases amounting to 20,000
acres to a mile of line constructed.
Prior to the incoming of the Jen
nings administration, in 1901, it had
been the policy of the trustees for years
to recognize these grants as such, and
millions of acres 01 lands had been
deeded under them.
Governor Jennings went to Washing
ton in March, 1903, and obtained pat
from the United States for approx
imately 3,000,000 acres of swamp lands
lyinE in the Everglades. These pat
ents under Florida law vested fee sim
title in the trustees of the Internal
Improvement Fund. When these lands
were received there were outstanding
unsatisfied claims of the so-called grant
These claims were presented to the
trustees and deeds to the newly ac
quired lands were demanded. The trus
tees declined to issue dcods. This
made the public land question the para
mount issue before the democratic pri
mary of 1904. I drew the lines sharp
ly between the corporation and: anti
corporation element of the party, and a
campaign was fought largely on that is
sue, resulting in the nomination to the
governorshipwhich meant election
of Napoleon B. Broward of Jackson
ville, a pronounced anticorporation can
The Everglades cover an area of
Boys' and Youths' Clothes
Boys' spring cut top coats, gray tweeds and cheviots, em-
broidered sleeves, ages 3 to 9, .excellently made special^
$3.90 to $5.45.
Young men's long pants suits, double or single breasted, blues
or blacks, reinforced front, Harvard cuts price, $6.90.
Special boys' knee pants, reinforced double seat and
knees, silk stitched, extension waistbands, sizes
4 to 16, values up to 75c special 45c.
Boys' double breasted 2-piece suits, blue, black and
brown- mixtures, reinforced seat, strongly and sat
isfactorily made, sizes 6 to 16, worth $3, $1.90.
Boys' 2-piece suits, in double breasted Norfolks,
plain or knickerbocker trousers, in contrasting
shades of tweeds, cheviots and cassimeres, ages 3
to 16 values up to $5.00, $3.90.
Young men's suits, sizes 14 to 19 have reinforced
hair cloth and shrunk linen inner padding hand
formed shoulders, new design lapels worth up to
$13.50 special, $9.75.
May Hat Fashions
The Model Special hat, in soft, negligee effects and
the new blocks in stiff hats, black, brown and cin
namon shades, all the prevailing spring shapes
new heights of crown and widths of brim equal
to the ordinary $5.00 hat, $3.00.
The Model Warranted hat made from the best se
lected fur stock, silk trimmings, in up-to-the-min-
ute shapes and styles, in blacks, browns and tans,
equal to any $2.50 hat, $1.90.
Immense showing of J. B. Stetson's latest creations,
and colors, $5.00, $4.00 and $3.50.
Extra Cap Offer
Gordon's entire Travelers' Samples of this spring's
caps. 50 dozen in all. Caps that Gordon sold as
high as $16.50 per dozen and retailed
at $2.00, all bunched at, choice
C.0WR-T CBjB.TrH eftgR8. &BEiIM SLE. OW'SK'IR^S.
&< latest sleeves,
throju'gK'dut, 'Sizes^ 34'
la $ipT50 and' $L.2.5OA0rV"%
ctf&ts for $7.5l0i"I|ijgj!B.40ot
New Silk Coat'sRedingote or straight front sfcjJles,
46 inch'es lon?, bla'ck, na\v arid brown $2o 00 c(
2 pairs for".
Black and colors,
worth to $1, for
LA ROME KID
Worth $2, 91.50
models, onl onfe
TAiHaPK 'lSl^iID E
Stylish Suts o.f BwllVan'tin'e, S'd
and NoveMty W&lkyfig, blacky atf
=siS,es. BegnYaf $19'.5p'"to $*2'5
PRETTY WAISTS at Special Prices,
Embroidered Lawn Waists, Allover Net
Waists and Tailored Linen Waists, lego '-mut-
ton sleeves, deep cuffs. Regular &*>f flfr
$2.50 and $2.95 waists Saturday HP liVW
Brilliantine Waists, turnover collar, black,
and colors, all sizes. Special tf* 4 tf%
Saturday O 99
CHINA SILK WAISTS.
Plaited and Lace Trimmed Waists. Regu
lar $3.95 waists, feA flC
Allover Lace and Net Waists,
worth to $10.00, for
Beautiful Lingerie Waists, in French Mull
and Sheer Lawn. The best values ever of
fered for $8.67, $4.95
about 400,000 square miles, embracing
more than half of that part of "the state
south of Lake Okeeehooee.
The subsoil of that region is coralline
limestone. Upon the surface of this,
which is very rough and irregular, lies
an immense accumulation of alluvial
deposits and decayed vegetable matter,
forming a mass of soft mud, or muck,
three to ten feet in depth, that over
spreads all but a few points of the first
stratum. Upon this rests a sheet of
water, the depth varving with the rain
fall, but seldom greater lhan three feet.
There are numerous narrow and tortu
ous channels that form a labyrinth
whose outlets present themselves in*
every direction, most of them, how
ever, terminating in impassable barriers
of grass, mud and sand. The differ
ence of level between the highest stages
of water is two to three feet.
It is the idea of the trustees that the
Everglades should be drained and
opened to settlers. Engineers have de
clared that drainage is feasible, and
there is general agreement that the cost
of reclamation of this area would be a
bagatelle in comparison with its great
ave repeatedly declared
that the glades, once drained, would
make the best sugar lands in the south,
and would also be excellent for rice and
corn, tropical fruits, vegetables and
The Minneapolis & St. Louis R. R.
has on sale round trip excursion tickets
at one fare plus two dollars" to points
in the West, South and Southwest.
Final return limit twenty-one days from
date of sale. Liberal stop-over priv
ileges granted. Call on J. G. Rickel,
City Ticket Agent, 424 Nicollet Ave.
fettesifcaii Stockgrowe^s'.' Ass^ciav
,ffdn Ai^a%ns the. Sj&n^Pe for
0 bs,truct'ing Brribfeiple.,
iirt.-.xiy-u^, declWr^g "t^, "tWiVM$2$i
Vjc'sji^tion tQ, be u'kqiVst or- ju.n'rea's'oita
blfe:'' 'condeinninff t^e private car kW( W e,
speed of twenty miles an hour for stock
President Mackenzie announced the
appointment of twenty-six members of
the executive committee, most of whom
are western men. In the list are the
South DakotaI. M. Humphrey,
IowaW. C. Wallace, A. L. Ames.
GOVERNOR IS RETURNING
LEAVES DULUTH FOR THE STATE
PARKHEALTH IMPROVED BY
THE SHORT REST.
Duluth, Minn., May 15.Governor
Johnson has ended his visit to the
Brule, and after spending today and
Saturday in the state park region, will
return to St. Paul.
Governor and Mrs. Johnson, Mrs. H.
H. Hymes of Rochester and Miss Mary
O'Brien of St. Paul arrived in Duluth
yesterday, coming from C. D. O'Brien's
hunting lodge near Winnibijou. The
party only waited in Duluth between
trains and left in the afternoon over the
Northern Pacific for Taylor's Falls.
The governor has greatly enjoyed his
short rest and is improved in health.
HDGE FIRE LOSSES IN
1904 SHOW INCREASE
New York, May 12.The enormous
increase in fire losses was the princi
pal topic discussed, at the thirty-ninth
annual meeting of the national board of
fire underwriters. In discussing fire
losses of the year, President Washburn
The year 1904 was a notable one lor
fire underwriters in many ways. Fol
lowing a year of exceptional profit, its
fire losses exceeded those of any year o
record, not excepting 1872 and 1873. when
the great fires in Chicago ana Boston
startled the nation. To an unusually large
list of fires must be added the Baltimore
conflagration, destroying nearly $50,OOiO,000
of property, and twelve.fires less destruc
tive and yet consuming ^property varying
$6t0,T(0(rt ?2rOT)6 00b"Tn "each case.
During the four months of the present
year no less than seven such conflagra
tions have occurred, with loss in each
case running from $500,000 to $3,000,000.
See Stockwell SoonThat life insur-
anceThe Penn Mutual. Andrus bldg.
DOUBLE AMOUNT S. & H. GREEN TRADING STAMPS IN EVERY DEPARTMENT SATURDAY
NICOLLET AVENUE AND THIRD STREET.
Actual values of the garments $18, $1 e-
$20, $22.50, here Saturday at. ."11.1^
The new single and double breasted sack suits, cut broad
shouldered, with a medium loose back that hangs smoothly and
gracefully, with a deep buttoned dent in the skirt and long lapels.
Hand-made and perfect fitting, with retaining shape front. The
new shades of gray and brown, blue serge, black Thibet,
and black undressed Worsteds, stylish spring Top Coats,
in the new lengths, shades and colors, serviceable and de-
pendable raincoats (guaranteed waterproof) in plaid or
plain effects, with or without belt. Garments actually
worth $18, $20 and $22.50, at i....-..'..
7. 1. LYNCH, President. GEOHGE E. CRIST. Vice President. 7. L. DICKINSON Seeretarr
J. r. NICHOLSON, Treasurer. A. X. NORDSTROM. Director.
Closed out from one of Chicago foremost manufac-
turers balance of their Spring and Summer Clothes.
Greatest Clothes Values Offered
$l2t $l3.5o, $l4 Suits, Top Coats and Ruin Coats, $9.75
The suits are theNnewest in the double-breasted or single-breasted smart styles.
Needless to enumerate the colorings and the weaves, for the assortment includes all
that the most fashionable man could desire. The Top Coats are of the newest spring
1905 models English covert and other suitable fabrics, in tan, brown, gray, black
and oxford. The Rain Coats will keep you dry in wet
weather, and they will give you that stylish appearance in
dry weather, for they are made of waterproof fabrics, which
resemble in texture the cloth used in dress coats, all at
Ufntil jMnthec .notice, we..
Ojb't-, ttWs. an& ftotels at all p'olHts
ion' Lake flVlinnctonk'a*
jSpEfcjAMl S*AL.EJSvRlEiEN DOOR'S.
All Sizes and Styles In Stock, Includ
ing Painted Pine Doors and Norway
Pine Fancy Doors In Natural Finish.
Can also furnish at Short Notice Oak
Doors in any size desired 95c, $1.25,
$1. 48 and $2.00. Bring size de
SPECIAL SALE HAMMOCKS.
98c to $6.00
The New England Is now known as
Hammock Headquarters to accentuate
our reputation, we will on Saturday
sell 100 Good Sized Hammocks, Choice
of Several Colors, with large Pillow
and Spreader and Nice Deep Valance,
Special at 98c. Other Specials Sat
urday at $1.48, $2.48, $3.7 5 and
up to $6.00.
SPECIAL SALE YELLOW MIXING
200 of these
Standard Household Necessities,
The One Price Complete Housefurnishers,
HARPER'S CANCER VANISHING.
New York, May 12.President Harper
of the University of Chicago has returned
here from a trip to Montreal. He will
return to Chicago either tomorrow or
Sunday. Dr. Harper declared his health
to be improving and says the cancerous
SATURDAY SPECIAL BARGAINS
.SjRlBC'IAJ- SALE WARRANTED
'ivls. Sundries, a
Fjgtfo Streft and First Avenue Entramcts.
On Saturday we will sell 50 Guaran
teed Lawn Mowers. Knives *nd Bear
ings of Very Best Quality Tool Steel,
Warranted to give Perfect Satisfaction
as Good Satisfaction at any $5.00 or
$6.00 Mower16-Inch size, Special
SPECIAL SALE HIGH GRADE SUIT
For Saturday's Sale we offer 100 Gen
uine Sole Leather Suit Cases, made
up on Heavy Steel Frames, wjth Best
Polished Lock and Catches and the
New Swing Handle, all Linen Lined,
with Shirt Pocket, Regularly $6.00,
$6.50 and $7.00, Choice Saturday $ 5
A $1.50 HAND BAG FOR 69c
On Saturday we will sell 200 Ladies'
Fine Hand Bags, Assorted Styles and
Colors, all fitted with Co'.n Purse and
Card Case, Regularly $1.00, $1.25 and
$1.50 Choice Saturday 69
growth, because of which he recently
underwent an operation, is steadily de
Save $40 by buying your Typewriter
at Gardner Hardware Co., 304-6 Henne
SPECIAL SALE CAMERAS L^'DAKS
We are sKowlna GocrVjolefe Lines of
r%ast'ma.h: Kodaks^" ?.P^rii C(nedu".
and all Supplies "for* Same.
"Brownie Kodak**: :$0.6 6 and $2.00
Developing Ma6fvln,s. $ 2 to .01 0
Regular 95c Ryb'y Lanterns, Satur
No. 2 Developer, ft Tubes,. Special
Saturday, for .40
Acid "Hypo," !4 lb., Saturday.:.. 12c
Or, 1 lb., Saturday 20
Fresh Films for all size Kodaks and
Film Pack Cameras.
For Saturday's Sale we offer a limited
quantity of 4-Inch Gas Globes, "Sec-
onds," Values up to 60c, Assorted
Shapes and Decorations, Choice Sat
urday. 25c and 39c
Men's Summer Furnishings
Pure Irish linen men's shirts in tans and blues attached or de-
tached cuffs pleated or plain fronts detachable buttons
values up to $2.50, $1.50.
Men's spring weight balbriggan underwear double stitched
full satin faced reinforced drawers pearl buttons sizes up
to 48 special, 50e
Mantles, Saturday, 4
MANTLES, 4 for 25c.
"LINDSAY" LIGHT. "LINDSAY"
100 "Lindsay" Lights,
the Most Satisfactory
Light Extant, with
Holophane Globe, Spe
cial Saturday. .$1.50
SPECIAL SALE NATURAL BAKING
New style neckwear, in pure silk, Swiss plaid ef
fects, four-in-hands, extra widths, in bias or
straight cuts, 50c.
For Saturday we offer
1000 of these Popular
Shells, Medium size,
Clean and Perfect,
Regularly 60c Satur
day, per dozen 39
5th St., 6th St.'and 1st Ave. S.
STATUE OF MADONTTA STOLEN.
Florence, Italy, May 12.A highly-prized
statue of the Madonna, attributed to Luca
d'Ella. Robbia, has been stolen from a
private chapel at Ponte Delolli, a suburb
of this city. The statue was valued at
$17,000 and weighs 500 pounds.
Men's custom made summer vests single or double
breasted new curved lapels fancies and
solid effects. Tlj custom tailor would charge you
$5.00 for the same article, $1.50.
Wilson Bros.' new oxford design hosiery in clocked
effects silk stripes, silk mixtures, in plaids and
solids reinforced heel and toe worth up to 50c
Swivel madras novelties in men's dress shirts new
imported effects, all sleesre lengths, attached or
detached cuffs, $1.00.
New Summer Shoes
Men's Phoenix calf and Excelsior vici shoes half
-double soles, dongola tops, extension bottoms, Lon
don or straight toe all sizes and widths values up
to $2.50 special, $1.50.
Men's fine vici and velour calf shoes, soft kid or kan
garoo tops, Goodyear welt, broad or potay toe, in
either bal or blucher style. A shoe well worth
Men's patent corona colt and Russia calf oxfords,
perforated tips, straight or swing lasts, military
heel, lace or blucher style, have the style and qual
ity of most $5.00 shoes price $3.50.
Boys' and youths' velour.calf shoes solid oak lasts,
guarantee stitching, $1.50.
Men's canvas summer shoes, solid rock oak soles,
Goodyear welt, $1.50. .W"