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Newcomb pottery, Handicraft Guild,
926 Second avenue S.
1 Invest your savings in a good six
per cent farm mortgage. Barnes Bros.
J)r. Harry P. Rawson, dentist, 837
Andrus building, has returned from the
$1,000 to $3,000 to loan on city prop
erty. Call at once. T. A. Jamieson,
205 Andrus building.
The Century News Store, 6 Third
street S, is the place to leave your9
subscriptions. See us before you send
A dependable agency for bonds of all
kinds, burglary and habilitv insurance.
Fred L. Gray Company, 1212-1226 Guar
Never buy real estate without hav
ing the title insured by the Title In
surance & Trust company. Costs lit
tle, worth much.
"We execute suretv bonds & burglary
policies and settle losses in this office.
Howard & Wilson, Msrrs., U. S. Fidelity
& Guaranty Co., 210 N. Y. Life.
Savings deposited with the Minnesota
Title Insurance and Trust company on
or before the 5th of the month will draw
interest at 4 per cent from the 1st.
The Nils Nilson passenger and tourist
agency party of seventy left last eve
xnng for an extended trip to Sweden
and Norway. From Boston they will
take the steamer Saxonia of/the Cunard
The Progressive Educational league
will hold a mass meeting this evening
at Normanna hall, Twelfth avenue S
and Fourth street. Dr. Adolph Hirsh
field, Thomas Lucas and S. N. Kubin
will speak of the recent troubles in
The alumni of Hamline Medical col
lege met in the college hall Friday eve
ning to enjoy a short business meeting,
conducted by the chairman of the meet
ing, Dr. Malchow, and later a social
hour. The next meeting will be held
Dec. 15 in the college hall.
Don't permit the first five days of
December to pass without opening a
savings account with the State Insti
tution for Savings. Four per cent in
terest allowed and money deposited on
or before the* fifth draws interest from
the first. 517 First avenue S.
EXHIBIT GLOSES TODAY
THIRD AND BEST LOAN EXHIBI-
TION BY ART SOCIETY WAS
Today the art loan exhibition at the
public library closes, and those who
have been waiting till a more conven
ient season to visit the art gallery will
find that it is now or never. The gal
lery opens today at 2:30 p.m. By 10
p.m. the attendants will be putting out
the lights finally upon the third and
best loan exhibition of the Art so
ciety and belated visitors who have
not yet gone the rounds will be doing
the gallery in haste.
By tomorrow night probably most,
if not all, of the old masters, the can
vases of the latest school of Barbizon,
the cardinal frocked priests, the pretty
Bouguereau maidens, and the countless
examples of other painters will tfiank-'
fully settle themselves in their old
niches and bless their lucky stars that
they are home again without a scratch.
The Art society has also thanks to
give at this season, since it bids fair
to come out with only such honorable
marks of loss as always fall to the lot
of art exhibitions undertaken for the
public pleasure and education. The
various societies of the city which have
managed the social affairs of the past
week have lent a hand to good purpose,
and in spite of the Thanksgiving inter
lude and the bad weather, the last
eight days have nearly doubled admis
There have been five receptions dur
ing the three weeks, a talk to the high
school pupils, by Miss Emma Eoberts,
upon the paintings, and. four days for
the grade pupils of the city, three of
which were free. The general verdict
is that the art gallery might well be
utilized still more for social affairs.
The paintings make a beautiful setting
for all such occasions, and bring out
the best features of the gallery and its
gatherings. GHOSTLY SIGNATURE,
ON HOTEL REGISTER
"Commodore" Ralph M. Perry, clerk
at the West hofW, had a worried look
en his face all last evening. There was
a famous signature on the register
which he could not explain. It was the
name of John Paul Jones, first admiral
of the American navy. There was no
mistaking it. In a strikingly different
hand from that of the commercial trav
eler which preceded it, and from the
business man's chirography immediate-*
ly beneath it, it was easily distin
guished. In the old-fashioned copper
plate, small-lettered words, the signa
ture was unmistakably authentic.
Commodore Perry is sure that the ad
miral now reposes soundly at Annapo
lis, but nevertheless he had registered
on the book of the West hotel.
It was enough to have the ghost-like
characters inscribed on the register,
but the manner of the inscription added
a climax to the situation. Mr. Perry
registered a guest, called Trout,"
packed the late-comer off to his room,
turned to the desk behind the cashier's
cage, made an entry and when he Re
turned to the register the ink was still
wet in the notation, "John Paul Jones,
Belfast, Ire." The lobby was prac
tically empty, the clock hands pointed
to 10 p.m., no one had been at the desk,
yet the admiral had registered.
"Front!" called Clerk Perry several
times with rapid-fire precision, until
he had lined up every boy from the
bell bench. Not one of them had seen
a guest approach the desk. Every other
means used to solve the mystery was
fruitless. So the name of John Paul
Jones stands on the register, unassigned
and unaccounted for.
GOVERNMENT WANTS A COOS.
Culinary experts in search of a per
manent job would do well to apply to
the civil service representatives. On
Dec. 27 an examination will be held to
secure eligibles for appointment to the
position of government cook at Albu
querque, N.M., at a salary of $480 a
year. On Jan. 3 applicants for the
position of teacher of agriculture at the
Chilecco Indian school Oklahoma will
be given a chance to demonstrate their
fitness for the job. The yearly salary
News Section. 1
NEW PARTY WILL
CLEAN ST, PAUL
'COMMITTEE OF FIFTY" ORGAN-
IZING FOR REFORM FIGHT.
.Citizens Tired of Democratic Ring Rule
Plan Determined Campaign for En-
forcement of Laws and Clean Admin-
istrationMayor D. P. Jones Is Re-
formers' IedalMeeting tonight.
Reform, spelled with capital letters,
is to be the brief platform of a new
"citizens' party" about to be organ
ized in St. Paul. Citizens have become
tired of the democratic ring rule which
has been in control there for many
years past, and this movement is to be
used as the power to bring about a
There is now being quietly organized
what is known as "the committee of
fifty." It is to be composed of repre
sentative, energetic St. Paul business
men who will be the backbone of the
reform movement. This committee will
organize every ward and precinct of
St. Paul befo/e the next election, pre
pared to fight for its candidates on the
reform platform. If the republican
party or any other political organiza
tion desires to join issues with the
citizens' party on the same reform plat
form, it may do so and welcome. But
no other party by such combination
will be able to swerve the citizens' or
ganization from its aim of cleaning the
ctiy government in every way possible.
The platform of the St. Paul citi
zens committee will mean the strict en
forcement of all ordinances', with a spe
cial view to securing a mayor who will
follow the example set by Mayor D. P.
Jones of Minneapolis. The demand
will be made for the closing of all sa
loons at ordinance hours, and all day
Sunday. The demand will be made for
the preventing of all gambling. The
platform will also call for the strict
regulation of the "red light district,"
which at the present time is run just
about as the residents and frequenters
of the" locality desire. Reform will also
be demanded in every part of the city
administration, with all city business
always open to the public gaze. A
clean administration is to be demanded
in every city office and department.
There has been some talk of running
Dr. Samuel G. Smith, pastor of the Peo
ple's church, as the citizens' party can
didate for mayor. Dr. Smith, who Is
one of the active reform workers, de
nies, however, that he is being thought
,of in this connection and says he is in
no sense a candidate for mayor and has
no ambitions whatever in that direc
The first gun in the citizens' party
movement will be fired at a meting to
be held in the People's church this
evening at 8 o'clock, which will take
the place of the regular church service.
J. C. Michael, St. Paul corporation at
torney, will speak as representative of
the present city administration. Speak
ers for the reform movement will in
clude Mayor D. P. Jones of Minneapo
lis, the St. Paul'reformers' ideal H.
W. Childs, former attorney general, and
Dr. S. G. Smith. It is intended at this
meeting to awaken the interests of all
in the need of reform in St. Paul's city
administration and to make people re
alize that only united action of the
citizens themselves can bring about the
reforms desired, and that this is the
opportune time for such reforms to
begin. BANANA TRUST LOSING"
NET EARNINGS HAVE DECREASED
CONSIDERABLY ALTHO BUSI-
NESS HAS INCREASED,SAYS RE
PORT. It is generally supposed that the
United Fruit company, otherwise the
"banana trust," is a money making
concern of the first magnitude but its
annual statement just issued shows1
in police court 3r
At Gospel" hall, 9% Fifth street S,
scond floor, at 7:45 this evening an ad-'
second floor, at 7:4 5 this evening an ad
i dress will be given by Edward Aeomb.
its net earnings have decreased consid
erably, says the Commercial Bulletin.
Its business, however, has increased.
The number of bunches of bananas
haWdled by the company during the
fiscal year reached a total of 30,296,709,
including shipments to the United King
dom. During the preceding twelve
months the company handled 21,100,511
The report states that of the total net
earnings $1,044,703 was from bananas
and miscellaneous tropical fruits and
$573,017 from the sugar business. The
company owned a total of 295,517 aerqs
of land Sept. 30, 1905, compared with
298,583 the previous year, and leases
of 319,313 acres, compared with 324,889
the previous year. The company owns
11,942 head of cattle, against 13,239 the
previous year, and 2,940 horses and
mules, against 2,710 previous year. The
company owns 173.65 miles of railroad,
not including the Northern' railway of
Costa Rica, compared with 153.79 miles
in 1904 and 123.64 miles in 1903. Its
railroad equipment consists of thirty
locomotives and* 669 cars.
PERRY TELLS STORY
Aged Man Burned in Mysterious Fire
Says It Was Accidental.
E. A. Perry, the aged man who was
seriously burned in a fire at 708 Third
avenue SE last week, has told Fire Mar
shal Einger his story of the occurrence
and the whole affair may be cleared up
when it reaches the grand ,iury'
Gr. A. Gates and Miss Emma Anderson,
proprietors of the
esterda charged with
setting the fire and were held to the
grand jury in $500 bail. They denied
any connection withthe affairj
Mr. Perry says that he was walking
home with the two women after the
store was closed and that one of them
asked him to return and get her rub
bers. He did so and as he scratched
a match to find them there was a flash
and he was covered with blazing gaso
lene. He managed to extinguish the
flames, but was badly burned and had
to be taken to the hospital. He says
there may have been firebugs' machines
there, but he knew nothing about them.
When the flash came he thought there
was a leak in the gaspipe, but on seeing
the blazing liquid he knew that gaso
lene had spilled somewhere.
Mr. Perry is still confined to his bed
at the city hospital, but will probably
be able to appear before the grand jury
this week and straighten out some of
the conflicting stories.
Oscar D. Kelly and Miss Emma "Hi
Leisson were united in marriage at 3
o'clock yesterday afternoon at the resi
dence of Bev. W. A. Wilkinson, 3622
Wilkinso a per
Subject, A Scene-in'Egypt More Thau Kelly will be at home after Dec. 15 at
^3.500 Years Ago." 161 7 Par m^J^g
ceremony. Mr. and Mrs.
WESTERNERS I RE
WANTED IN NAYY
INLAND DISTRICTS FURNISH
UNCLE SAM WITH BEST TARS.
Men Ertter Navy Out Here Because
They Like It and Not by Necessity
Thru Lack of Labor, Says Lieutenant*
Commander H. B. Wilson, Who In
spects Minneapolis Station.
Lieutenant Commander H. B. Wilson,
U.S.N., who has just completed a tour
of inspection among the naval recrut
mg stations of the middle west, spent a
at the recruting station in
the federal building today. Minn-eapo
lis was the last point on Mr. Wilson's
itinerary and from here went directly
Speaking of the conditions he had
found in the course of his inspection
Mr. Wilson' said, "We are getting the
best men in the service from the inland
districts of the middle west. Labor
conditions here are good and men enter
the navy because they want to and not
because they need employment. This,
I think, accounts for the excellent qual
ity of the men we are now getting,
Strange as it may seem, the western
men ^who have never seen salt^ water,
that time there were 80,804 enlisted
men and petty officers in the service.
Of the petty officers, 74.8 per cent
only exception to the rule that none
but citizens may be enlisted. The Phil
ippines furnished 178 men, Guam 25
and Samoa 84. These men are enlisted
The percentage of deseftio'n's for the
past year was very low, only 7.86 per
cent. Of these fully 4 per cent de
serted en route to the receiving ships,
and cannot be said to have actually
left the service. There were 41,239 ap
plicants for enlistment last year. Of
these 14,491 were rejected for physical
disqualifications, 13,606 for other causes
and 1,689 failed to enlist. The re-enlist
BUILDING PERMITS HEAVY
Month Just Passed Far in Excess of
Two hundred and eighty-three build
ing permits, aggregating $481,185 in
value, were issued during the month of
November, 1905, as compared with 182,
aggregating $278,745, for November,
1904. Real estate transfers for Novem
ber, 1905, were 926 in number, totaling
$1,550,652, while in November, 1904,
1,064 were filed, aggregating $2,1,12,097.
The comparative statement of trans
fers and permits for the week ending
Dec. 1, 1905, and for the corresponding
week of last year, compiled by the Daily
Legal News, is as follows:
ComparatiTe statement of real estate trans
fers for week ending Dec. 1
Thursday Friday 38
39 80 .59 29
Thursday Friday 7
Total 179 $295,745
Holiday. Comparative statement of building: permits for
week ending Dec. 1:
MS,99Q 54 $59,650
TOO LATE TO CLASSIFY
THREE NICE LARGE ROOMS FURNISHED
for light housekeeping thoroly modern hot
water heat, gas easy walking distance. Sep
arate or en suite. 1707 Laurel ar.
TWO OR THREE MEN CAN PHTD PLEASANT
front room and alcove with board in private
family. 8 11th st S. second floor.
724 Nicollet Avenue
Our collection of women's, men's
and children's Handkerchiefs is
now complete. Here you will find
the most varied assortment and the
best values in the two cities.
100 dozen women's sheer linen
Handkerchiefs, value 20c, for, each,
300 dozen fine linen Handker
chiefs, with neat embroidered ini
tials thre styles extra value,
200 dozen pure linen Handker
chiefs with handsome floral initials,
value 25c, for, each, 15c
Hand embroidered and hand hem
stitched linen Handkerchiefs a
grand assortment of patterns, 50c
to $ 5 each.
200 dozen men's pure flax Hand
kerchiefs, 34, %-incah^hems, JJ5c
Men's sheer linen, full dress
Handkerchiefs, value 75c, for each,
Laborers at yards of
The Superior Sbip Building Co.
3 -SUPERIOR, WIS.
servants who are entered on the ship's He made clear one^cyrl not generally
books as enlisted men and make the known, that the surplus funds were
number 2,413 and the 2,116 serv
ice and good conduct medals now issued
are worn by 1,480 men.
"These figures," said Mr. Wilson,
show several things. They demonstrate
that the majority of our seamen are
native born. They show the care with
which men are selected. The figures on
desertion, re-enlistment an service
medals show that the service is popular
with the men."
RIVALS IN AIDING.
from the past, we will be able to place
are native born Americans, and 20.9 the way of receiving aid at Christmas.
per cent are naturalized. The percent- and perhaps thru the ?est Of the year."
age of native born among the en'listed
men is even greater 83.7 per cent are
natives and 6.8 per cent are natural
ized. The 10 per cent unaccounted for
is made up of Chinese and Japanese
least 500 deserving poor families in
Brigadier J. W Cousins said that the
army would put outIts collection boxes
as usual and would see that the money
raised was used to /feed people who
would not otherwise receive dinners.
always set asidft and applied to poor
relief thru the yjSar.
Unless some unqjerstanding is reached
between these two organizations there
will be much conflict latere It has been
suggested that a fair basis of division
could be reached by letting the asso
ciation care for the resident poor and
the army feed the floating population
in the cheap lodging houses.
Both organizations* are well aware of
the ^dangers of duplication and are anx
ious to avpid it. An instance of the
undesirable consequences of several or
ganizations looking after the same case
occurred Thanksgiving Day. A poor
family living on the flats had asked
that it might be furnished with some
potatoes. Several different charitable
organizations heard the appeal, and po
tatoes began coming from everywhere.
Over thirty bushels were received.
COLDER WEATHER TODAY
Observer Outram Thinks Mercury May
Fall to Cipher Mark.
Experts are undecided' whether the
second section oif the cold wave which
tied up the,, town early in the week is
moving this way .or whether the
proaching^old is wa. independent mani
festation of Medicine Hat Weather. One
thing is certain, and that is that the
weather is due to become steadily colder
JThe advance agent of the eroning bo
real' performance struck town(yesterday,
toibrning and made his presence known
by shoving the mercury down to 6,
exactly 14 degrees lower than it was
twenty-four hours before. The per-,
ormance was very creditable, but could
not compare with th*e main show, which
was then playing at Medicine Hat,
where the temperature got down to 16.
The sideshow at Havre and Williston,
where the thermometer registered 14.
The main show is booked to play here
todaye. T. S. sectiont director
no 49i I
SALVATION ARMY AND ASSOCIAT-
ED CHARITIES BOTH PLANNING.
Baskets of Good Things Will Be Dis
tributed by Both, and There Is Keen
Rivalry to See Which Can Accomplish
MostDuplication Will Be Avoided
Between the Salvation Army and the
Associated Charities the poor of Min
neapolis should b,e well cared for at
Christmas time. Both organizations
have announced that they will distrib
ute baskets, and neither shows any
sign of standing aside to let the other
carry on its work of charity alone^. As
both organizations deal with the same
class of people, and the greater number
of the families who Will naturally come
in for this form of relief are on both
lists, it looks as if Christmas would last
till after New Year's in many poor
Manager Edwin D. Solenberger of the
Associated Charities said today that he
did not propose to make any appeal for
funds, but would keep a geographical
0f deserving families, and would
tn disposal of persons in- xi 4.u- quiring fotr the names and addresses of
persons with whom they might share
their Yuletide cheer.
"Many families/' said Mr. Solen
berger, "will not sit down to their
Christmas dinners unless they have.first
usually make better tars than those we
pick up on the seaboard."
Mr. Wilson had with him the advance
sheets of a report soon to Jt issued by
the navy department, which furnished
some interesting information. The
figures given were taken on* June 30. At contributed to the aid of someone" less
well off than themselves. Judging
weatherOutram, bureau was no certain
)621 last night how low the'mercury would
go today, but thought that it might
probably reach the zero mark.
the time to buy.
on of those regular
$12 Fine American Move
ment Watches inclosed in a
20-year Guaranteed Geld
Case for only
Only a few left.
243 Nicollet Ave.
Watches cleaned 75c. Main Springs 75c
Guaranteed one year.
you pain and dis-
in* to see thru a blurring mistr
If you are take waxninff You
XTBKD ftOOB A*BS
If you'll pick your optician as
you would your doctor, we are
sure you'll not pass us by for
our reputation for honest work
Is before the people and we take
good care of it.
V. V. KOSSATT CO.
TOT this price we can sell'a new 7-
room house with bathroom, full base
ment, parquet floors, oak finish on
first floor an east fjont home on a
first-class street, only four short
blocks to street car and in the 13th
ward. $700 cash and $20 a month
will take it. This is a good home
and it will pay you to investigate if
you- mean business.
316 Bank of gommerce 3]
To All Men
|pil POST ^ELECTS
G. A R. ORGANIZATION CHOOSES
OFFICERS FOR THE YEAR AND
NAMES DELEGATES TO ENOAMP-
At the meeting of George N. Morgan
post, No. 4, G. A. R., Friday night, it
was announced that the annual recep
tion would be given on Friday evening,
Dec. 15, in Morgan Post hall, Third and
After the regular order had been com
pleted, the following officers were unan
imously elected: L. A. Grant, com
mander Charles W. Johnson, senior
vice commander T. H. Houston, junior
vice commander Dr. A.-S. Whetstone,
surgeon Rev. L. P. Smith, chaplain S.
M. Finch, quartermaster Richard R.
Wright, officer of the day Amos Caver
ly, officer of the guard.
After the election of officers, the fol
lowing were elected to represent the
post in the department encampment to
be held in this city in March: Charles
W. Johnson, T. H. Houston, S. M. Finch,
D. C. Handy, L, P. Smith, JohnTN. Rich
ardson. The alternates are W. H. Bax
ter, Amos Caverly, A. P. Connolly, H.
D. Carter, Robert Watson, Levi Lamson.
The following were elected trustees:
L. A. Grant, Eben Kneeland, L. E. Car
Open for Business
On Dec* 4. The new line of the Soo
between Thief River Falls and Ken
mare. Call at 119 Third street S for
AND NOW FOR
It's time for you to make your
I mention but a few items.
See my beautiful $10.00, $12.00
and $15.00 Diamond Eings before
you buy ask to see the $12.50
Ladies' Watch, warranted 20 years,
gold filled case with Waltham 15
jewels and don't miss the $8.75
Ladies' Watch boys' best Watches
for the money, $2.75 18 size, 20 year
case, with 17 jewels, /Elgin move
ment, $12.50 $8.75 for 12 size 14 K.
20 year case, fine American move
ments. Signet rings from $1.25 to
$18.00 Cuckoo Clocks with real bird
from $1.25 to $18.00 8 Day large
Mantel Clocks, $7.00 ones at $5.50
J. D. BODFORS,
A A South Fourth Street.
THE PERFECT SHOULDER
MenYour clothes are import
antjust as important as your
wife'syou, the breadwinner of
the family, in a large measure
have your salary based upon your
personal appearance. You real
ize this. Your personal appear
ance is one of the things you
think of every day. Who makes
your clothes? Are they the kind
you want? Do you pay enough
for them to get GOOD clothes?
If you do and don't get them
GOOD, you are not getting your
We are offering you good mea
sure in valuewe will make to
your measure, from any fabric
you select, a suit just the-way you
want itthe little thingsthe de
tails, you can't get in ready-made
clothes, we put into themthe
very latest style features.
In fabrics you get the color and
style you wantthe exact weave
you wantWorsted or Cheviot or
Tweed or Serge, etc. Here you
can select what yon want. Don't
have to pick from a limited as
sortmentDon't have to take a
suit like as if it were ready-made
"because it's as good as you
Business is goodcrowds are
responding to this FREE PANT
OPFEEthey know where values
areinvestigate don't be mis
led. Do your own thinkingin
Take a look hire Monday
sooner the betterit will repay
youthe good points in our tai
loring are little thingsdetails
but BIG THINGS TO FIND AT
Remember, satisfaction or no
-*payno matter what price suit
Suits or Overcoats,
J. A. RUSH & CO.
304 First Avenue S., Opposite Post
%*& 407 Nicollet Ave.
Minneapolis 4 Minn.
The Outer Garment Shop for Women.
Beautiful andUseful Christmas Gifts
To delight a woman, give her a beautiful coat, a dainty waist, of
lace or silk, or a set of fursany of these will make a gift on
Christmas morning that is not only regal, but useful as well.
Our store is full of just suck items, all possessing originality, ez-
clusiveness, and individuality of effect pleasing to the most refined
taste and irreproachable in style.
Alaska Seal Jacket $275
Persian Lamb Coats $125
Near Seal Coats $40
Sable Squirrel Blouses
lace trimmed $150
Eoyal Ermine Throws $50
Handsome Mink Scarfs,.
WOMEN'S SMART COATS.
Our assortments are so large and
so carefully selected that it is
nigh impossible for a woman not
to find just the coat she is look
ing for. Long, loose coatSj semi
fltting and tight-fitting coats.
Coats for street wear and coats
for evening wear, in mixtures
and solid colors, plain and trim
med, all at greatly reduced
prices, $15 to $85-
Fur lined coats, $27.50
$30 to $50
Fine Chinchilla Sets $13 5
Black Lynx Muff and
Scarfs $60 to $110
Baum Marten Sets, $140
Kohn Sable Neck Pieces,
$50 to $80
Pelerines of Sable Squir
Russian Squirrel Sets, $11
WOMEN'S SUITSWe announce great reduction in prices in al2
our beautiful new line of tailored and semi-tailored suits in cloth
THE PIONEER NON-CLINKERING
WHITE ASH ANTHRACITE
ALL SIZES IN
TO ANT PART OF THE CITT.
St. Louis, South
Shortest of all lines between the Twin Cities
and St. Louis*
Two dailytrainswith throughsleepers afford a
seven hours' ride along the beautiful Mississippi.
Nothing like it, nothing half so interesting as
this 200-mile ride along the majestic river is seen
by passengers on other routes. v.
If you are going south it's Rock Island
everytirae. Direct connection made in Union
Station at St Louis for Hot Springs, Ark.
For tickets, time of trains and berth reservations,
call on or address
4 '%V City Paw. AgU
322 Nicollet Avef MINNEAPOLIS,