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HUGE NEW STRIKE
CALLED IN RUSSIA
Czar About to Hee, Is Rumor
i. Country Drifting to Dic
Warsaw, Dec. 6".The executive coni
mittee of the railroad emplayees' union
as telegraphed to all stations of the
Russian railroads urging the men to be-
i a general strike at midnight unless
sentences of death passed by the
courtmartial at Samara on Sokoloff, an
engineer, and on other local leaders or
the recent railroad strike at Samara
are reversed before that hour.
Will he Czar Flee?
St. Petersburg, Sunday, Dec. 8, via
Eydtkuhnen, East Prussia.It is re
ported from the Kronstadt that a Ger
man squadron has been sightod in tho
Baltic sea near the Russian eoast.
Rumor attributes the appearance of
the squadron as preparatory to the
flight of the Russian imperial family.
Agrarian and anti-Jewish outbreaks
are reported to have occurred in the
governments of Chernigoff, Terek,
Kursk and Kasan.
Capital I Quiet.
St. Petersburg remainB quiet, but ex
treme tension prevails. Armed patrols
of cavalry and infantry arei in ie
^t^ffPif^Jk^ of the'telegraph office.J Th telegraph
and postal tieup remainB complete. Sol
diers and employees of other depart
ments are being used to deliver por
tions of the vast accumulation of mail.
The telegraph operators met yester
day's threat to discharge them today
unless they returned to work by, resolv
ing to prosecute the strike until their
demands are satisfied.
Like Provisional Government.
not only the Russian but the Danish
operators to work at their peril.
The authorities pi of ess confidence
that the strike will be broken in a few
days, but the basis of their optimism
is not stated.
Tho immolation of Interior Minister
Durnovo seems to offer a way of re
treat for the government. This in
rolves another surrender before the
Count Witte's Plans.
Count Witte is now convinced that
the emperor, bv acceding to the de
mand for universal suffrage, ay still
find a common giound on which the
government and the moderates and the
extreme elements .can stand. If this
fails to stay the heading march ot
events, the proclamation of a ready
made constitution might be the last
Then nothing would remain except
the proclamation of a dictatorship.
Competent iudges of the situation be
live that a dictatorship, while it might
restrain the rising flood temporarily,
would only inciease the dimensions of
the cataclysm, and wh en the dam goes,
sweep the government and dynasty
away to common rum.
Refugees in Rumania.
Bucharest, Rumania, Dec. 5.Manv
wealthy refugee families from Odessa
and Kishmeff have reached Jassy. They
report an alarming spread of the agra
rian movement. Their train was sev
eral times. attacked by marauders at
Bessarabian villages between* Odessa
A GUARANTEED CURE FOB PILES.
Itching, Blind, Bleeding or Protruding Piles.
Tour druggist will refund money if PAZO OINT-
MENT fails to cure you in 6 to 14 days. 50c.
OUSTED BY THE PRESIDENT.
Washington, Dec. 5 President Roose
velt has removed /from office James C.
Pettijohn, register of the land office at
Valentine, Neb for participation in al
leged land frauds in that atate, and has
demanded the immediate resignation of
the receiver, Albert Towle The offices
for the present will be in charge of a
special agent of the land office.
Some Coffee Users Hit the Bocks Hard.
The experience of a hard-working
minister illustrates the grave dangers
into which coffee drinking leads the un
Deranged nerves, clogged liver and
disturbed heart action, are rarely at
tributed by the sufferers to the right
cause, and the aid of powerful and dan-
erous drugs is sought to give the relief,
in its various^orms, is the com
monly used sedative, and with* the re
sult, too frequently, that as the use of
the coffee is continued, the ailment
grows worse, and larger and larger doses
of the drug are demanded.
Then comes a day when the victim
realizes with horror that he has become
he slave of a terrible habit, the most
difficult to overcome of any known to
medical practice. Thousands go to
their graves every year because of drug
addictions, and the proportion of those
who recover is very small indeed, for
to break the chain that binds the suf
,ferer a strength of will power is re
quired of which the drug has already
Very few, perhaps, ever deliberately
make choice of indulgence in hypnotic
drugs. I the maiority of cases the use
is" begun merelv as a temporary expedi
ent, and with no thought of its continu
ance but with each dose the power to
resist the appetite it creates grows less.
And those who do not understand the
dangers of coffee indulgence are, be
cause of that very ignorance, the more
easily led to the verge of moral as well
as physical shipwreck.
The clergyman referred to says that
be had been a coffee drinker for 20
years, and that as time we nt on he be
came a semi-invalid. "It made me so
nervous and dull and stupid that I of
ten resorted to hypnotic drugs to induce
sleep or to enable me to make the nec
essary preparations for the pulpit."
A clergyman is expected to preach
good sermons, and when he finds nis in
^fcTelleetual faculties have grown so
K$T sluggish that he cannot properly prepare
himself, it ay be readily seen that the
temptation to use a stimulating drug to
overcome this inertia and quicken his
powers might prove fairly irresistible.
The time came to him wh'en he real
ized his dangerous condition. It must
.be serious for a religious teacher to
drift into such a state he states that
about that time he went through the
Postum factories at Battle Creek and
saw how Postum Coffee is made and
when he went home he determined to
make the struggle for freedom.
found it easy to rid himself of the cof
ee habit at once for Postum gave him
he hot delicious beverage he wanted
for breakfast and no drug, but rather
he strong rebuilding food elements.
Thereupon his natural sleep returned,
he pains in head disappeared and the
old lethargy le'ft and he says the growth
in his "vigor and strength has been
most remarkable." A true and happy^
return to natural conditions and perfect'
health. It's worth while. Name given
by Postum Co., Battle Creek, Mich.
There's a reason. Bead the little
The Road to Wellville, in pkgs.
cni reachin 348 0
The League of Leagues, which is is
suing decrees like a entable provision
al government, has openly defied the Bennett, Mrs. C. M. Way, and Dr. A
prefect's warnings to walking dele-
EXCELLENT CONDITION OP FI-
NANCES O MATBBNTTY HOS-
PITAL STJBPBISES EVEN THE
Eejoicinjy was a prominent feature of
the meeting of the directors of Mater
nity hospital today, when it was dis
covered that the total indebtedness of
the institution does no amount to more
than $809. Of the $4,000 indebtedness
incurred by the recent fire, only about
$1,000 remains unpaid. he manage
ment is highly elated to think that tha
debts of the house proper are not
greater. The institution depends upon
the generosity of its patrons and some
times the funds come in so slowly
there is occasion for alarm. However
the appeals for aid during the paBt
year have met with generous response
and some of the directors have been
The hospital is doing a splendid work
caring for the sick, aiding the unfor
tunate and sheltering the homeless, so
that the directors feel that uncertainty
in money matters may be endured for
the sake of the good accomplished. Afe
the beginning of the year there were
thirteen patients in the hospital. Sixty
five were admitted, eighty-one were
cared for temporarily, and there were
seventy-one infants, making a total
The number of patients previously
carewd for is 3,250, the total up to date
gates and agitators that any attempts Bartlett one year, Mrs. H. Nye and
to persuade en.plovees to leave their Mrs. L. A. Page.
work would lead to their arrest ami After the business session he mat-
he imposition of a fine ot $2o0. ana is r0
issuing a countei proclamation warning board of directors at luncheon in the
patients in th
and one adult died. This was he first
adult the hospital has lost in years.
Officers were elected as follows:
President, Mrs. F. II. Welcome first
vice president, Mrs. G. H. Trabert
second vicp president, Mrs. H. J. Bur
ton secretary, Mrs. G. M. Haywood
general treasurer, Mrs, W. M. Law
rence auditor, Mrs. R. S. Smith mat
ron. Mrs. Ma ry I. Burnett physician
m-chaige, Dr. Martha G. Ripley. Va
cancies on the board of directors were
filled as follows: Serving for three
years. Mrs. A. T. Rand, Mrs. C.
i ,Hurd two years, Mrs. Merrill
Mrs. Burnett, entertained the
prettv dining-room of the hospital. A
social hour was spent by the women
united in the work? who feel that the
coming year will see much good done
bv the institution.
THESE ARE HOT TIMES
IN WATER DEPARTMENT
Officeholders, clerks and everybody
in the city water department office
would like to take a vacation for a few
days while the shufoff crews finish their
work. Of the 26,000 subscribers of the
department, about 1,000 are delinquent
in their water taxes. The cutoff cr^ws
are out shutting off th edrink and as a
result more hot-tempered and angry
people may be seen in and about the
office than can generally be found in
the entire city.
Not only must they pay all arrear
ages before the water is turned on,
but there is also a $3 penalty whi ch
has to be paid before any liquid can b'e
i 3ased from the kitchen tap.
With Christmas only three blocks
away, the amount looks exceptionally
large and important to the delinquents.
The political allies are the worst, be
cause they all labor under the delu
sion that they should be treated with
special consideration. The men who
can be "licked" by one or two of the
force cause no worry, but the big ones,
and the- irate ladies of all sizes precip
itate a stampede. Everybody waits
for somebody else to talk to them.
The cut-off crew has finished the East
Side and began on the north and west
MOURN FOR MURDERED
Minneapolis Jews Pay Tribute to
Brethren Slain in Russia.
It was a day of mourning for the
Jews of Minneapolis yesterday. I
common with all he Jews in America,
they held memorial services for their
countrymen slain in he Russian mas
sacres. The fast began at sunrise and
few of the stronger brethren touched
food till sunset.
At the Kenneseth Israel synogague
1,000 persons were assembled for the
evening service. A Rabbi M. S. Sil
ver told the sad story of the killing of
25,000j and the wounding of 100,000
Jews Russia, the congregation wept
bitterlv. A the close of the meeting
resolutions of protest were adopted. The
collection for he benefit of the surviv
ors added $100 to the $3,500 already
raised in Minneapolis.
Five hundred members of the Rou
manian congregation met in their syna
gogue on the South Side. The building
was draped with black. Friedman
presided. The speakers were Rev. A.
Rivkin, S. Friedman, S. J. Shallett and
M. Juster. (A. communication from the
Jews of Odessa was read. I said that
the only safety of the Jews lay in he
Zionist movement and that only the or
ganized young men of the Zionist so
ciety stood between the mand violence.
MUST STAND TRIAL
Arthur Kenyon Will Brought from
St. Peter Insane Asylum,
county, will to St. Peter tonight to
take charge of Arthur Kenyon, accused
of robbery in the first degree.
Kenyon was demented when brought
to the Hennepin county jail last fall
and he was sent to the state insane
asyjum at St. Peter, has recovered
and will be brought back to stand trial
on a charge that may result in his going
to the penitentiary for* forty ytfars. The
prisoner has boasted that he would not
be taken back to Minneapolis and for
th at Teason Jailor Clausen is going to
see that there is no escape. Kenyon is
accused with one O'Day of having held
up and robbed Ellington Copeland.
O'Day is serving a reformatory sen
tence, as it was shown that he was only
an assistant in the alleged crime.
AT TRINITY CHURCH
H. S. Wpodruff and Miss Ednah Hall Will
Give Recital Tonight.
H. S. Woodruff and Miss Ednah Hall
will give a recital tonight at the new
Trinity Baptist church, Lincoln and Bry
ant avenues. Mr, Woodruff will play sev
eral beautiful numbers on the large new
organ and Miss Hall will sing several of
her most popular selections. The pro
gram is as follows:
Prelude and fugue in E minor Bach
Henry Seymour Woodruff.
Suite Gothlque-Chorale, minuet, prayer,
"The Sorrows of Death" ("Hymns of
Miss Ednah Hall
Andante cantabile Widor
"Whene'er You Walk" ("Seinele") ....Hnendl
"Our Life la Vain" Johns
"Ecstacy" Mrs. H. H. A. Beach
March in E flat .....Wely
Allegretto cantabile .Wely
Introduction to third act, "Lohengrin".Warren
FOLLETTE TO &,
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by the railroads and that all roads
should Tie required to file with the com-1
mission from time to time reports on
their income* "wants separate ac
counts kept of the business done by the
raihoads in this state and in other
states as well as an account showing
the value of each railroad in this state.
His second" recommendation provides
that the aw be so amended that spe
cial mileage tickets, commutation
tickets, excursion tickets and par
tickets can be issued at
less than the regular rates for the na
tional guard and G. A. R. encampments,
students, homeseekers, etc. His third
recommendation provides for additional
power by he commission to investigate
rates. His fourth recommendation
gives the commission power to decide
what safeguards shall be erected at
any railroad crossing in this state.
Regarding railroad taxes the govern
or says that ^1,144,399.30 in railroad
taxes are now due the state, the pay
ment of whi ch has been held up by
litigation. says that the holding up
of just taxes by the railroads is a
serious embarrassment to the state and
had the taxes been paid the state tax
levy would not have been necessary.
recommends that legislation be en
acted at once which in the future will
compel the prompt payment of all rail
road taxes, leavi ng the railroad the
right to recover, such taxes if it shall
be found that they were unjust or
wrongfully collected. What the gov
ernor wants is first, the payment of
railroad taxes, and litigation after
wards if necessary, instead of litigation
first and payment last, as he holds is
now the case.
Regarding he tax commission, he
calls attention to defects in the statute
in determining the valuation of tho
general property of the state and rec
ommends additions to the aw which
will give the commission additional
powers to carry on its work.
Primary Election Law.
he governor pays considerable at
tention to the primary election law, and
points out that the strongest point that
can be made by the opposition to this
enactment is he fact that a candidate
may be nominated under the present
aw by less than a majority vote.
suggests that provision be made by
amending the aw so as to enable the
voter at he primaries to indicate upon
the ballot his first and second choice
of the candidates presented for each
office. In the event that no candidate
had received a majority of the first-'
choice votes, then the second-choice
votes should be counted, resulting in
a nomination by majority vote. The
plan recommended is that used in Aus
tralia, and provides that if, after the
ballots have been counted, no candi
date has an absolute majority of the
first-choice votes, then the ballots cast
for the candidate receiving the least
number of votes on the list are assorted
with reference to second choices to the
remaining candidates. If no one then
receives a majority of first and second
choice ballots, a similar assortment of
ballots of the lowest remaining candi
date is made on the basis of second
choice and added to the votes of the
other candidates, and so on until some
candidate has a majority of first and
second choice. With this amendment
he governor thinks the primary aw
would be much "stronger.
Regarding the pocket ballot, the gov
ernor recommends such changes as shall
insure a greater freedom or individual
Regrets Fishway Bill.
The last legislature passed a law re
quiring dams, booms and piers to be
equipped with a patented fishway. The
governor says he signed the bill with
out due consideration and now favors
its repeal as unnecessary so far as pat
ented fishways aTe concerned.
also recommends a revision of the
aw providing for the building atal
repairing of bridges. Regarding
The investigation of public service
corporations an'd insurance companies is
one of the most important features of
the message. takes the railroads to
tax for maintaining what he calls ex
pensive lobbies and for resisting the
prompt payment of taxes. says:
''The people of Wisconsin have at
least as good a right to know just what
money has been expended by the rail
roads and other public service corpora
tion's of this state in salaries, lobby^
ing, in political campaigns and legisla
tive entertainment, as the people of
New York have to know the same facts
with respect to the life insurance com
panies or that state. I is no more a be
trayal of a trust relation for the presi
dent of a life insurance company to pay
himself a salary amounting to a plun
dering of policyholders, than for a rail
road president to pay himself a salary
in excess of the value of the services he
renders to tre railroad company."
suggests that a legislative in
vestigation which would uncover all
facts with relation to this important
subject will require much time and a
S Jgo ]&L23S2&\ RwTjS?r^
woi^ld be wasted. Every fact as to the
expenditures which have bearing upon
transportation rates will be of materi
al aid to the railroad commission.
thinks such an investigation will be
wholesome in its public lesson.
discusses at length the insurance
scandals of New York and is bitter
in his denunciation of those compa
nies whi ch have been caught by the
eastern investigation. quotes'much
of the evidence that has been unearthed
and compares by figures the Northwest
ern Mutual Life of Milwaukee with tho
"It has yet to be intimated/' ho
says, "that the Northwestern is guiltv
of any such irregularities as have been
found to exist in the New York compa
nies. Its invitation, recently published,
courting investigation, would indicate
that it as nothing to conceal. The sub
ject of insurance legislation and expen
ditures df public service corporations,
opens up such a wide field, and there is
such need for a thoro investigation,
that I recommend that a committee,
with power to summon witnesses, ex
amine books and with all power neces
sary to investigate expenditures and
methods of doing, business, be appoint
ed and instructed to make a complete
report to the governor on or before
Nov. 1, 1906, who shall submit the
same to he legislature at its next ses
sion, with anv recommendations he may
1 Grain a nd Warehouse Jjaw. V*-
The governor recommended'that he
law enacted by he last legislature cre
ating a grain and warehouse commis
sion for Wisconsin and providing for
licensing and regulating warehouses
and elevators ancl' for the' storage,
weighing "and inspection of "grain in the
city of Superior, and .conditionally at
other points in thV State, be caTefoUy-
\fSgF$iP$ THE MINNEAPOLIS? JOURNAL
to enacted as will make the legisla
ti ve intent clear and afford a remedy
for evils complained of. It is claimed
the legislative intent (aa to- what gram
should be inspected is %n doubt. Also
the section limiting the charges of ele
vators in the city of Superior and the
section making th# law applicable to
points in the state
1 outside of the city
of Superior, should the commission
think it expedient Jand practicable to
do so, are in violatiwi of the state and
A the end the ^reading of the
message, a nd the governor's announce
ment of* his intention^ to acdept the
United States senatorshify the senate
retired from the joint session and the
governor had an' infdnnal reception
on the speaker's rostrum, the members
and visitors filing before him and
shaking his hand. Beth houses then
Complete Winter Outfits.
The Great Plymouth Clothing Houso.
THE REVENGE OF
Continued Prom First Page.
with Crawford till 8 o'clock and re
turned again at midnight. After his
display of grief Crawford became al
most jovial, and when the death march
began, at 1:42 o'clock, he appeared al
most novial. Sheriff Ward and Father
Gtoebel walk ed beside him to the scaf
fold, where the sheriff quickly per
formed his task. Crawford appeared
to be the least affected of anyone.
the request of the condemned
man, his attorney, E. S. Cary, did not
witne ss the execution. When those per
sons authorized by the sheriff were in
the inclosure, he entrance was closed
end a deputy sheriff remained on guard.
Quite a crowd collected outside, and
after he body hajl be en removed, many
were admitted to see the scaffold.
Fath er Goebel tdok charge of the
remains and the burial will take place
Sb.ot.and Kill ed Heine Lundeen in Box
Crawford's crime, expiated on the
scaffold this morning/ *was one of the
most cold-blooded murders recorded in
the criminal annals of this state. I
was committed in a ^Northern Pacific
box car, attached to a moving freight
train, ivear Big Lake, in the early morn
ing of Nov. 20, 1904.
Heine Lundeen, the victim, with Mau
rice Freeman, H. Ht Rmner and O. M.
Lundee^ was beating Jus way into the
twin cities. Crawford 'and his pal,
Arthur Lossee alias George Palmer, oc
cupied berths the same lodgi ng house.
Wheiv he four young men were asleep
the two bandits rose" quietly, pulled
their revolvers and loudly commanded
the sleepers to awake and hold up their
hands. All but Heine Lundeen obeyed.
The unlucky lad slept on.
"Get up ^you or I'll shoot."
cried Crawford. This aroused Lundeen
and he moved drowsily, but not speedi
enough for the robbers. "Shoot
h'im,'' commanded Palmer and Crawford
levelefl his guto at the young man and
deliberately pulled the trigger. Lun
deen fell back dead.
Then the living and the dead were
searched and he men who had escaped
being shot, were forced to jump from
he rapidly moving freight. The body
was Jeft in he car and the, desperadoes
jumped from he traTftb^nfcour miles
outside of Anjka*todp?scape into the
woods. "J t* fa
The alarm WasvgfvSn
grain and warehouse commission aw he
recommends that it be strengthened so
asto make it possible to carry out the
original intention of the legislature.
recommends a revision of the law
governing the state university so that it
may borrow from the general state fund
and repay the debt when its special
taxes fall due.
lowed. Early Su'n'day morning**6heriff
Ward of Sherburne county and Deputy
Sheriff W M. Iliff, lodated their irferi at
Roger's. Siding. They found them asleep
in rooms of the hotel and captured them
there without resistance. Articles be
longing to the robbed men were found
on the prisoners and they were at once
bound over to the grand jury and
brought to the Hennepin county jail on
November 21. Crawford remained in
charge of Jailor Nels Clausen from that
date, with the exception of the time he
was on trial, until Sept. 11, 1905, when
he was taken, to St. Cloud.
Crawford was placed on trial for mur
der in he first degree at Elk River,
April 5. was convicted April 11
and oW April 19 was sentenced to be
hanged. His execution was set for
Aug. 15. Lossee was found guilty of
murder in the second degree and was
sentenced to thirty years in the peni
Barely a week before the date fixed
for Crawford's execution a stay was se
cured. A motion for a new trial proved
unsuccessful and Dec. 5 was fixed as the
date of execution by Governor Johnson.
A application for a commutation of
sentence was denied by the pardon
board last month and yesterday the last
effort to save Crawford from the gal
lows by a writ of habeas corpus re
SENTENCED, SflE SAYS:
"Merry Christmas,'' chirped or
enee Litz when C*. L. Smith gave her
a straight sentence of forty-five days
in the workhouse too\ay.
Judge Smith was about to reprimand
her for the apparent contempt of
court, when she launched forth in a
bitter arraignment of her husband, who
said had caused her to become a
drunkard. She told of her poverty and
of the abuse that hid been heaped on
her and asked that she be given a
chance, i obtain work and straight
I have never 'hUd' such a chance
since they first began seeding me to the
workhouse," said Mrs. Litz. "They
have been sending -me there right along
and no one has ever offered to hrp
me. The court relented at the eo'n1-
clusion of her story and overlooking
her effrontery., granted her a Btay or
sentence for six months.
HE NEVER CAME BACK
Trustful Mr. Flannigan Let a Stranger
Take $20 to Change.
Jam es Flannigan, proprietor of a gro
cery store at 700 First avenue S, was
the victim of a swindler yesterday, who
obligingly offered to take a $20 bill out
and get it cashed, for him.
The man had made some purchases
and tendered a smalt check in payment.
Mr. Flannigan could
cas it and
started out to get the bill changed.
Then the stranger offered to go in Flan
nigan 's place so the latter could attend
to the wants of his customers. The
stranger did not return.
Homestead Land company, Minneapolis capi
tal stock, $50,000, Leonard S Berg, president
and secretary Leonard P. Peterson, vice presi
dent and treasurer.
Konantz-Gaver cimpanv, St. Panl, manufac
turers of saddles, harness and collars, capital
stock, $200,000 Edward A. Konantz. president,
John W. GaTer, vice president, Adelbert N.
Stacy, secretary Everett S. Konant/. treasurer.
Co-ctuative Cedar company. Northome: capi
tal stock, $30,000, incorporators. B. Kingman
and H. J. EngelkinB, Northome, and E. O. Cun
ningham of Cunningham,
To Build Coal -Storage.The Lehigh
Valley Coal company has taken out a.
permit to build a frame coal pocket at
Colfax avektte S, and_ Twenty-ninth
WHAT JOURNAL BALLOT FOR TWO
A Year's Time in he Aggregate Can
FOUR TO ONE WANT
GATES TO COME OFF
Saved. Daily in Minneapolis if Only
Two Minutes Waste of Time I Elim-
inated on Average Car Trip.
For gates 27
Against Gates 118
For Gates 12
Against Gates 42
or Gates 38
Against gates 160
The street railway management does
not undertake to deny that there is a
great waste of time occasioned by the
time occupied by the stops at crossings.
One of its officials recently did not
dispute th at at least one-fifteenth of
the time might be saved, only his rem
edy was to have the passengers more
expeditious in getting on and off. No
tices requesting passengers to signal
the motorman when a block from their
stopping places and to be on the back
platform ready to ^alight when it does
stop are to be posted in consequence.
This is in a measure true, but the
clumsy and dilatory gates have influ
enced the people ox he twin cities to
be slow. People do not hurry, for they
know that they will have to wait for
the gates to open, so as long as they
remain there is little hope of time sav
ing from this expedient.
What this loss of ti me in streetcar
stops amounts to in the aggregate can
be conjectured by a simple calculation.
It will be an average rapid trip for a
car that travels an hour and makes
between sixty and seventy stops if it
does not consume fully fifteen minutes
in stops. The number of carB making
round trips of an hour's duration eight
een times every twenty-four hours can
be put at 450. I only two minutes of
the time can be saved by each car a trip
each way, this will amount to thirty
six minutes a car, 16,200 minutes or
twenty-seven hours in the aggregate.
Add to this loss the time wasted by
people who miss cars because the gates
shut them out, and the time lost on
days when the travel is greater, multi
ply the twenty-seven hours by the num
ber of days in the week, month and
year and that by the number of people
in Minneapolis who make two streetcar
trips & la on the average, and an ag
gregate waste of time is shown th at
should be appalling to a man out of a
The streetcar company, remember,
will not admit that time can be sav ed
by discarding the gates. Watch the
cars, time the stops at crossings, judge
from your own experience, and' then
vote your convictionsthat's all The
Journal asks you to do.
Gates or No Gates?
IF YOU WANT GATES REMOVED,
Mark an Mere.
IF YOU WANT GATES RETAINED,
Mark an Here:
Cut ballot out, mark how you vote
and mall to the "Gates" editor of
Girl Seriously Injured by Gates.
To the Editor of The Journal.
The writer is deeply interested in the
gate matter and wants to be registered
against them decidedly. Having moved
here from Chicago, it is exceedingly
annoying to be compelled to lose so
much time in getting about.
Eegarding the prevention from acci
dents, we know a case where the street
car company lost a suit against them in
St. Paul, four or five years ago, which
we believe cost the company around
$7,000. A little 7-year-old girl, Hunter
by name, from Fargo, N B., had her
head caught between the gates when
closing, causing serious and permanent
injuries. They are an annoyance and
an imposition on the public.
A. C. Edwards.
Minneapolis, Dec. 5.
Haste Makes Waste.
To the Editor of The Journal:
I use the cars a great deal, and often
get impatient over the way the gates
are manipulated, especially at trans
fer points or when narrowly missing a
car. Still, I believe the arguments in
their fav or outweigh those against
them. They might be a source of addi
tional danger in a certain class of
accidents, but in the regular operatio
of cars, day by day, they make for
safety. I is a matter of some diffi
culty for a person to get seriously hurt
on a streetcar, and that fact is surelv
worth, the occasional delays th at occur
because of he gates.
The objection based on the few min
ut es that might be saved in getting to
one's work in he morning, or from it
at night, has its ludicrous side when
one considers ow manv times as much
time is wasted in other wavs eve ry
day by even the most industrious per
son. I is one of our peculiarities that
in matters of transportation we are
always in a hurry, catch a train
with thirty seconds to spare seems to
the average man a great saving of
time. To get to his destination an hour
ahead of some other train is counted
a great gain, ev en tho he loaf around
a hotel lobby half the ensuing day.
Until we learn to combine speed with
safety it won't hurt us to be obliged to
take a little more ti me getting about,
ev en if it should average up as much as
five minutes a day in tho courso of a
year. -*-A. C. Anderson,
107 Highland avenue.
Minneapolis, Dee. 4.
Three for No Gates.
To the Editor of The Journal.
I am glad your paper has taken a
stand against gates on our streetcar
system. InclosecT please find three votes
for "no gates," E J. Bricker, J.
Gilpin, J. W Nash. Yours respectfully,
J, W Nash,,
"Minneapolis, vDec. 4.
What Gates Did to Him, IS
To the Editor of The Journal.
Give us larger platforms and no
gates, give a door for egress at he
front end of the car also, same aB other
cities are using. I am a traveling man
^covering several states of the- north-
wes t, and find the only 'Cities using
mates on streetcars are he twin cities.
THE QUALITY %^m:^m.
Ooylon and India GREEN Tea Is unapproaohablem If
Is entirely free from dust, dint and coloring mafier,
therefore It is absolutely pure.
A short time since in your city I was
caught in the gates on leaving a
crowded car and narrowly escaped a se
rious injury by car being stopped in
time. Take off he gates.
A Traveling Man,
Clark, S. P., Dee. 4.
LEAP PACKETS ONLY. Trial Packet, 10c. At all Broom?
Highest AwardSt. Louis, 1904.
The Gates a Big Handicap.
Exclusive and Beautiful Novelties
in China and Glass at Anderson's.
Our importations are arriving daity and we have never ad such a vari ed
and beautiful assortment of novelties in English, French and German Chi-
na, go ld decorated Bohemian Glass and imported and domestic Brass. A
inspection of our stock will suggest many ideas for Holiday gifts.
To the Editor of The Journal.
Of all he nuisances a suffering
public ever endured the gates on our
streetcars are certainly he worst, and
if The Journal succeeds in getting
them removed every man, woman and
child in the city should enthusiastically
join in erecting a monument to
W have a finely equipped streetcar
system and might nave as fine service
as any city in the United States, but
on he contrary, we certainly have the
very slowest and worst, due to the
gates and the determination of he man
agement to crowd all of the pepple into
the fewest possible number of cars.
With gates removed and a few cars
added, we could have a fine service and
ev en those who n6w stand for gates
would so soon realize and appreciate
the greater efficiency and convenience
-that they would not have the gates re
turned under any consideration. Success
to you. Very truly,
Minneapolis, Dec. 4.
614 NICOLLET AVENUE.
J. Dahn Chosen President by Min
neapolis Retail Grocers' Association.
Members of the Minneapolis Betail
Grocers' association last night showed
their satisfaction in the present admin
istration of the affairs of the organiza
tion by re-electing all the old officers.
The only new men named by he heavy
vote were A. Wood and A. C. Ekelund
as directors. Aside from the election
no important business was transacted.
Plans were made for a banquet, ut the
date not decided. The customary per
capita tax for the national association
was levied and $54 in addition raised
he officers are as foilers: H.
J. Dahn, president M. Pryts, vice
president L. J. Petersons, treasurer
A. Wood, John Powell, J. T. Williams,
H. W Preston, A. C. Ekelund and
B. O. Bowman of Minneapolis Chosen
President of State Organization.
B. C. Bowman of Minneapolis was
elected president of the Southern club
of Minnesota, last night, at the annual
meeting of the organization held at the
Aberdeen hotel, St. Paul. William
Rea Minneapolis is the hew secre
tary and Paul S. Hendrickson of St.
About sixty members were in attend
ance. The retiring president, Judge
Kelly of St. Cloud, presided. R. J. Men
denhall, William Passmore and W.
Cockey of Minneapolis and C. Taney of
Paul were the speakers. V. L. Al-
bert and Alexander Horn of St. Paul
and George A. Hughes and James Ful
lerton of Minneapolis were elected to
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QX7INN A SENATOR
Former Dakota Editor Has "Made
Good" with Tammany.
John M. Quinn, who was on the Staff
of he Bismarck Tribune during early
statehood days, and figured in the big
lottery fight, has been elected a state
senator on the Tammany ticket in New
York city, representing the sixteenth
Who would exchange the merry noise of
children at play, with the childless home
where the clock tick can be heard hour
after hour in he dull silence But there
are a great many who would
like to people the silent
house with the children that
fate has refused them. Fa te
is often in this case only
another word for ignorance.
Many a tflad mother dates
her happiness from the
day she first began the
use of Doctor Pierce's
I often happens that
with the cure of female
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cate womanly organs in sound health, the
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N other medicine can
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of four children and suffered greatly at time?
of birth of first three. When three months
alone with the last one I began to think of
trying some medicine to ease those terriblt
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Or. Pierce** Pellets Care Constipation.
W have several lots of over
shoes left over from last year
whi ch we will close out at fol
lowing extra low prices
Ladies' $1.25 Jersey cloth buckle
Arctics, heel or spring heel, /*Q
sizes 2Vi to 6, now 0/C
Ladies' 98c Jersey cloth storm Alas
kas, heel or spring heel,
all sizes, at
A mixed lot of children's and wom
en's buckle Arctics and misses'
storm Alaskas, values 69c A
to 98c, now fr/C
Men's Jersey cloth buckle Arctics,
$1.35 grade, sizes 6 to A
12, now /OC
Men's 98c low overshoes, black
fleece-lined, all sizes, 7 0
now I */C
Men's $1.75 Boston Rubber Co.'s
heavy buckle Arc
tics, now $1.25
is a modern ideathe ahirt goes
On and 0ft like a Coat'
For morning, afternoon or en
rect styles for every occasion
color fast fabrics or in white.
91.50 or m*c
CLUETT, PEABODY CO,
Lugettmaken of Collari sad
in the world.
district. After a -journalistic career i
Dakota and Montana, Mr. Quinn re
moved to New York and studied law.
is ow one of the best-known Tain
many orators, and a law partner of J*
Bennett Southard, a former judge.
SEVEN MINERS SUFFOCATED.
Charleston, W. Va., Dec. 5.Seven coal
miners were suffocated at Horton yester*
day afternoon. They were working in a
drift mine when the* wooden stack of the
ventilating furnace caught fire and was
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Very fine four and
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$4.50 to $5.50.
Our very best, with fancy morocc
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$ 7 5 0 up to
WE CA1RY A ^f^^ptiSSi
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The satisfaction of the quality of our
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