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By Ruby Danenbaum.
INNEAPOLIS is justly proud
of her new capitol for there'v
are but two buildings iu the
United States that cbriipare with it
architecturally or in mural decoration.
The latest addition to the numerous
art treasures is Douglas Volk's "The
Second Minnesota Regiment at Mia
sionary Ridge,'' which was placed in
the governor's room in the capitol last
Douglas Volk. has not lacked recogni
tion in-the art world. He was admitted
to the Salon at the age of 19. His
"Puritan Maiden" brought him the
Carnegie prize in Pittsburg in 1903 and
the Society of American Artists
awarded him the Shaw prize in 1904 for
his Boy With the Arrow.''
It is a long leap from portraits and
ideals to painting battle scenes, but Mr.
Volk has landed solidly on a Gibraltar
in his migration. The picture is a
revelation to the artist's most ardent
admirers and must be classed as the
greatest battle picture painted by an
American artist. The composition is
strikingly original, the coloring trans
cendent, ihe ensemble a .glorification.
Mr. Volk has not lost sight of the
eternal verities. Every portion of the
composition is related to the central
motive every accessory is placed in the
proper relation to the minutest detail.
In the Thick of It.
Perhaps when the situation at the
Minnesota troops is understood, it will
make the artist's interpretation of the
distinctive features of the engagement
plainer. The Second Minnesota was at
the end of the line in the thick of the
fight on that memorable November day
when General Grant rushed up from
Orchard Nob to General Thomas and
asked: "Who in told them to go
up there," and Thomas answered: "No
one. When they get started the devil
himself can't stop them."
Mr. Volk has concentrated interest
on the group fighting at the brow of thepartially
hill. The dramatic effect is brought
out in the three color-bearers. The blue
field of the national banner has been
shot away, but its loyal bearer still
holds up the shredded, fadd emblem of
his country. This figure o*f young Ja
cobus is intensely interesting, for his
comrades said he loved his banner bet
ter than his life. Sympathizing in
tensely with the heroism of this young
patriot, Mr. Volk has, given a 'figure
and flag which will be an inspiration
for generations to come. In this group
of fearless Minnesota warriors, Major
Bishophe became general some time
afterwardsstands hatless directing his
In the background to the right, as
far as the eye can reach over the Ten
nessee hills, endless wedge-shaped lines
of Union soldiers are seen marching for
ward. They come from the valley,
mount the hills and go down .again
facing the Confederate smoke. At
tervals the battle flags give color to the
On the ridge to the left, clouds of
vomiting smoke obscure the Confeder
ate army excepting on a hillock to the
i THBIlflfl lC FEAST
HAVE HEALTHY APPETITES.
Teacher Asks Her Pupils What They'd
Like Best for the Dinner That Mfarks
the Day That Dates Back to then
Time of the Pilgrims.
Thanksgiving dinner imaginations be
gin to sprout and grow in the minds
of children iong before the day arrives,
and they seem to get a satisfaction in
"anticipation" of the dinner that
is as comforting as the substantial
goodies of the famous American meal
It occurred to a teacher a few days
Can You Use Food
When You Get It?by
Thousands of Stomachs Starving Where
Mouths Are Well Fed. Costs Noth
ing to Relieve This Condition.
Eating is fast becoming too much a
part of the daily routine, if not a mere
tickling of the appetitea thing- to be
gotten out of the way as quickly as
possible. Little thought is given to
"what kind of food, "its effect upon
the system, and whether it will be of
use in building up the tissues of the
Your stomach will revolt, if it is not
already doing so. I must shut up for
repairs. What of the dizziness, and
sometimes pain, which stop you after
a hurried lunch! What of the general
distress after a heavy dinner, a feel
ing^ of pressure against the heart which
calls a halt and makes the breathing
difficult? Is it common for you to bethen
oppressed with belching and sour eruc
tations? Are you constipated and then
do you laughingly toss a dime to the
druggist for his most palatable relief!
Beware of temporary cures that are
but palliatives. Many antidotes for
the common ills which our flesh is heir
to seem at first to relieve, but in real
ity, if not injecting poison into the sys
tem, lay the foundation for a deeper
seated and more far-reaching disorder.
Three-fourths of all diseases orig-
inate with a breaking down of the di
gestion and nine-tenths of all diges
tive troubles originate with one or more
of the symptoms named above.
Beware, then, of Indigestion and
Dyspepsia. If you find yourself ach
ing, listless, lacking in ambition when
yo'i should be on tne alert,
Do not doctor -the stomach.
It needs a rest from food and drugs.
Do not flush out the bowels.
It takes more than forcing food
through the passageway to make
blood and tissue and nerve.
Do not starve the stomach.
Food is a thing to be worked for all
there is in it and your stomach
will do the work if you help it in
Stewart's Dyspepsia "Tablets" con
tain nothing but the natural elements
which enter into the healthy stomach
and intestines to perform the function
of digestion. Governmental tests and
the investigations and sworn oaths of
expert chemists attest' this fact. Stu
art's Dyspepsia Tablets go to" the
source of the trouble and positively re
store the glands and, fluids of the-mii
cous membrane to -their proper: condi
tion. They promptly relieve the dis
tress of ali troubles originating in the
stomach or bowels (with the one .ex-
ception of cancer).
Stuart's Dyspepsia Tab.letsMare rec
ommended by physicians" and all reli
able pharmacists. If .you-aw a suflfer
er'from indigestion or-dyspepsia, try ".a.
fifty 'cent package today. At all drug
gists or.if you prefer send us your
ntfme' and address, afld we will gwraly
setfd"yo a trial package by- mail fret!.
-..P. A. Stuart Co., 63 StuartiBdg., Mar
SECOND MINNESOTA AT MISSION^*
DOUGLAS VOLK'S MASTERPIECE.
fore, where a company of graycoats are
seen with their flag bravely
floating in a frame of powder and
Blue Tones Predominate.
Every artist will say that blue is
a "deadly" color to work with. "The
Second Minnesota Regiment at Mission
ary Ridg e" is a masterpiece in blue
tones. Blue necessarily pervades the
entire composition. The uniforms are
blue, the hills and atmosphere are
blue, and the smoke has a blue tinge.
The marvelous coloring of the flags,
a gleam of brightness from the setting
sun as it broke thru the smoke-ob
scured sky, and the dull brown leaves
and broken tree in the immediate fore
ground supply the distinctive contrasts.
Mr. Volk has handled his subjects
as earnest fighters, not as insane men.
Every important figure has received in
dividual studyin fact, every portion
of the composition has received a thoro
First he came to Minnesota to
secure liknesses of the men. The main
figures are portraits he painted the
regiment and national flags on silk
from the original flags preserved in the
capitol, and he interviewed the sur-tion.
ago to have the children plan a Thanks
giving dinner. She told them to make
a list of just the things they would
want to eat, and to arrange them in
the proper order for serving.
The school is far from the fashion
able districts of the city, but the re
sults of the teacher's scheme were none
the less interesting.
A least fepected development wafc
the fact that
crea ixa the Onl
two set ih6ir hearts' oh soup. an'd one
of the'-children placed the "soup and
crackers'' at the dessert end of the
bill of fare.
The children were almost unanimous
i putting turkey on the list," tho one
boy thought he' would like sausage
meat" also. Two asked for "pig's
feet", and others put down such lus
cious items as "pot roast," "pork
Unanimity of choice was expressed
in regard to potatoes. "Smashed" po
tatoes was the favorite fashion for
serving them, altho one child had set
her heart on "fried" potatoes, and
one girl is evidently fond,, of onions
with her fried potatoes, while a third
called for "hash."
With scarcely an exception the child
ren wanted pie, .many of them naming
more than one kind-including pump
kin, apple, cranberry, custard and
"mince meat" pie. Cake was selected
the majority, the same of various,
kinds of fruits, while the pupil ended!
his list with a "nickel's worth of i
candy"something almost plaintive in
Gourmands, some of the children
stamped themselves, by calling for
the things they liked to eat bestone
list containing forty different articles
of food, beginning with turkey and
ending with "popcorn, peanuts, crack
erjack, ice cream and lemonade."
Epicurean taste was evidenced in an
order from two children for strawber
Some of the Lists.
Here are some of the unique lists:
Av the beginning of my meal I
would want a plate of potatoes and
meat, then a turkey, then some mince
pie, then bread and butter, then some
cakes, then some apple, then some
'punkin' pie, then a ham 'sandwitch,'
some cake, then plums and other
Another, a naive one: "Potatoes
cooked turkey, coffee, bread, eggs
fried, baked beans, salt, 'pepper, cups,
plates, 'nives' and forks. That's all
for my dinner." This pupil exhibited
tremendous gastronomic proclivities far
beyond those of his fellows.
Another, and this from a boy, tool'
reads: I would want the first of all
the bread and mash potatoes and tur
key, and after the turkey went down I
would take more then stuffing and
cranberry sauce and then cake and cof
fee, and the best'of all, punkin pie."
In some lists the spelling alone would
cause indigestion, with the meal still
untasted. Witness the following: "Tur
key, pumpkin pie, chicken geese,
oranges, pares, peaches, 'suace," pota
toes, bread butter, dried beef, bannans,
beans, salt pork, blones, milk, coffee,
cream, oats, pork stack, beef stack,
Hambarker stack, fish, apple pie, cake,
cockies, liver, sugar, beaths, corn, dry
appercots, macrone, crackers, pop corn,
peanuts, craekerjack, ice cream, lam
One of the most complete lists, with
its spelling standardized, reads: "For
dinner, turkey, pork roast, catsup, horse
radish, mustard, coffee and tea, cocoa,
pies and cake, oysters, pig tail, pig Jeet,
pig roast, pig ear, pig snout, pig ffead,
pig rib, pig heart, chicken, goose, duck,
sauer kraut, some cow and some lamb.
That is all I can think of, so I guess'
will go skating.*'
An equally exacting young epicure
puts down his stomach's desire &s fol
lows: "Turkey, cabbage, sala,d dress
potatoes custard pie cheese
cranberries,- chicken, pudding, bread,
oysters, horse radish, Johnnie cake,
lemon cake,, Johnnie shortcake, baked
beansj apple- sauce, pear sauce, straw
berry -saucd,..pig's liver, calf's liver,
gravy, coffee* sweet rye."
^INHERITANCES HELP STATfe.
_.The. estate..$f H. W. Lamberton or
:"VjrfriQna, wWfch^has been Inventoried at
$886,415.57,.- Wiftrpay an inheritance* ta*
of'. $.34,026.68 jbttto the state treasury. The
estate of,,.the?, late T. C. Fields of St
Paul, worth about. $l*a,0f0 wiil.vrpaw
viyors of the gallant Second Minnesota, j.
HE DISOTISSES QUESTION SUGGEST'
TED BY J: D. ROOKEFELIkER, Jib,
As He Views It, the Man of Large For
tune I Hampered by Popular Mis
understanding and Prejudice in His
Work for the Benefit of Society.
When he returned to his ioriie at storm the. fort that, he..might get the
Center Lovell, M^, he had a sixty-foot figures in action. He had- a log hewn
log fort built on%is grounds, a repro- .out to make a "qi|akjer Cannon," and
duction of the fortification on the some cartwheels on '.the place about
iRidge near the scene now immortal- the size, of the cannon were used with
ized. For two months he worked with thaet mock engine .war to produce
the idea in mind that this fort must
be apart of the picture. As the sketch
grew he was dissatisfied. had a
epnstan inclination to shave the for
rtTT Oa i 4-VkA 1 A M.
Turns an lmnnrton +V o,,Vv^, T i mv
small things were ever in Mr. Yolk's
mind in bringing his'picture to perfec
Civil war uniforms were bought
IS WEALTH A BURDEN?
Speaking in pale-faced earnestness to
his famous Sunday school .class, John
D. Rockefeller, Jr., a week ago today
said that the rich man was the unhappy
one that the man to know real hap
piness was he of small means and cir
cumscribed effort tho self-sustaining.
What does T. B. Walker say about
wealth as a burden!
Owner of a vast estate thickly peo
pled with almost priceless pinean es
tate which, potentially at least, is of
the same class as the Rockefeller for
tune Mr. Walker regards wealth as
the instrument of opportunity for good
more than as a burden. To his notion
the rich man is not only instinctively,
but also perforce, the friend and bene
factor of society. Would society only
quit hampering and nagging him'in the
of his great ideas, the
good done by the owner of a bulky for
tune would more than counterbalance
Referring to James Hill, with his rer
puted millions, MT. Walker said he did
not own the roads he operates.
manages them with the results that
thousands of millions of dollars are re
turned to the commonwealth. He em
phasizes the fact that captains of in
dustry get only a small proportion of
the profits for their own use, and that
.yet their compensation would be suffi
cient to themselves if they were only
The Rich Misunderstood.
"It is difficult to convey my opin
ion in a few sentences," said Mr.
Walker. "There is more misunder
standing of the real life work of men
of large business interests and large
wealth, and that is accomplishing more
misunderstanding and disadvantage to
the commonwealth than almost any
other thing in modern times.
"Men of large wealth as a class do
the greatest amount of work for the$805,643.55
smallest compensation, and, notwith
standing the fact that they, in Nmany
cases, dothings that are' excessive in
maintaining and developing their busi
ness, yet the evil that they do comes
mostly on the other men or the .same
class. and_ in general not on the public.
"The impression on the large part
of the public is that men like Rocke
feller have possession of hundreds of
millions that they are taking away
from the rest of the people and using
and consuming it for their own benefit
whereas, they are not using for their
own' advantage and consumption one
half of 1 per cent. The public really
has thw benefit and use of it to
._ _e. ___ o
in Neew YorkJ B'61diers'-fr'om a near-by
This material in hand, he went to Mis- post posed for-models "when, the young
sionary Ridge to make sketches of the men in the neighborhood were warm
actual spot where the men of Minne- v.-^ *.-nesota
__ uivoiiu^iou nit?
ivw, uumters -iro a near-D
^rwUUUV c*uu uoc Ul ill vtu 'U, .".V.V111W I""."" ucoo.mj( UJ. 1M.U1-
usefully, than if it were conveyed in
fee simple to the commonwealth, I
is better and more usefully handled
and the incrementf is better reinvested special state aid, $5,980, from all other
A 1 PeJr
greater extent, more completely and neapolis school management during the
fiscal year, were as follows: Apportion
ment, $123,682 .special tax collected,
$867,439.74 local-cash 1 mlH .tax $132,994.59
Publi than it sources, $13,6(50 on
would be, if the public owned it. ning of the year, $100,530.44.
"Such a man is really more of a to attendance! during the year
slave to a hard lot in life than almost there were enrolled 43*686 pupils* 13 764
anyone that can be found in this" coun- between the ages of 6'iota shears 27,949
T- At the same time he is one of between 8 and 16 years 1,873 .between
the bestl managers of great interests. 16 and 21
is. really getting .th benefit
world has ever known, and
We havte derived the benefit,
itiiu. unci iirem
desired effectanf never used
constant inclination to shave the fortt The flag, which is the illuminating
oa, as ift the landscape whic note in the picture, was painted after
was so importanft tn the subject Dis-
_.,,.~ iuj^, x/xo- many trials.': in long-BOUgnt. resultt
contented and worried, he journeyed to was produced by tacking building pa-
Missionary RidgeDe Loner's Point rer
IA, and rwAr +M
The Flag of tne "Second."
many trials. Thn* resul,
Missionar RidgeD Long' Point
for a second time, and back to Minne
sota for a second conference with mem-
r" "T" wit mem mr.. yoiK naa a aixncuw time nna-
bers of the Minnesota, reigment: When ing a Confederate" flag." He could not
he reached home again he wiped out find
the result of his" two months of work
and made the second cartoon .which,
in the material points, is like the fin
a pole and oye this
the silk flag, previously painted.
Mr Vol had a difficult time find-
...an ^i one in his home vicinity who
knew the colons.! Eyexy color in the
rainbow was' Suggested before he ob
tained the proper model.
Minnesota in^.every^ great achievement, the Missionary Ridge" is monumentala
jj0sthe^men.who fought-iinspirethn, civil war a well'as a thrilling
ing chapter in-.history.
ler's oil company,i*hey have strongly
aided in developing a public prejudice
that is liable to bring disaster to the
Country thru the reign of the demagog
element. I further believe that 'combi
nations to tak$ advantage of the rest
Ja ^specie of highway
robbery under" Ihe- attempted legal
0 w eisJTs-**-
Not Creditedrwith' Altruism.
I know rjf!eij,.'|vhj3, are regarded as
the most successful j^nd extensive op
erators* in. jthe^eoirntryf whose Jives are
of no satisfaction to them" whatever.
They, puffer, from the misunderstanding
ol.allf their motives as well as au^ equal
ly unjust lack of appreciation' 6f the
great advantages -which the public-has
derived from many years of the most
strenuous active life! They may have
.been actuated by a desire to secure a
great reputation for having, accom
plished a. vast advantage for all those
within range of their operations, but
too often, in plade'bf such merited and
just appreciation,. they meet prejudice
and nvy the demagogs mete out to
them only condemnation and public dis
approbation. For many things they
may be condemned yet in proportion
to their works theyiave in general the
best citizenship in America. The evil
which they do, altho in smaller propor
tion to their whole life work than that
of the generality of men, yet shows so
much larger and is so largely misrep
resented and ihisunderstood 'that it
makes them appear far less favorably
than they deserve.
"If in their stdad all the great
transportation and commercial inter
ests were directly owned and controlled
by the public, the corruption and evils 1
would soon bring utter ruin upon the
whole community and its interests.
If a man receives his just deserts,
dues and credits for a life work hon
estly devoted to the advantage and I
benefit of the rest of the world, it'
would be a compensation sufficient to
pay men of great Rapacity for work
ing like slaves in handling great in
"Contrary to the general views held
and expressed publicly so continually,
the men of great interests .and great
fortunes make life far easiSF, furnish
a greater amount of' annually produced
wealth and distribute it among
people so all are in'r
from their work."
FIGURES ON CITY SCHOOLS
What Minneapolis Pays for Education
In a Yeaif.
According to statistics filed with the
department of public Instruction at the
capitol, the city .of v, Minneapolis paid
for teaclie'rs, in its sqhools
during the fiscal year of the state,
which ended July 31 last. Compared
with the previous year, this was an in
crease in expenditure of $39,518.02.
Other expenditures in .maintenance of
the Minneapolis school system during the
fiscal year, were- as follows: Fuel and
supplies, $58,869.39 repairs and improve
ments to grounds, $39,505.25 new school
houses and sites, $148,087.69 bonds and
interest, $6,245 library books, $568,54
text books, $41,452.94 apparatus,
$2,940.54 for all other purposes, $9?,-
589.42.- At the close of the year after
these expenditures, the Minneapolis
school authorities had $93,225.52 on hand.
Receipts into, the treasury of the Mih
KIUJWIX, apu ins value i ^^uuumuuaes ana,-sues .uv.
9}% Superior management and abil- Value of seats and, olesks/ $tbo.,000- th
lty. 1 despise trust methods, vigorous- value of apparatus^- $125,1100 '"'the
ly combattjd them at every step in my sehdols have ttwhartW $??** *^w
business life, and refused to enter into JL.
them under any conditions whatever
yet I: appreciate and understand -fcbe. 3?he Original lEtens-lftlsbn Pil|res^
immense developments that have been, T5f4H,be .hi^it*d in
made by this class of men, of which full thirty^two rounds.
u^-. ,all A
readily advocate the absolute, de
a. ,o' H.UOUlute. aeM?*f *'-Sw K-Wv -V-*' ZWKSSQZ
structioji of all the trust combinations, This is tfte-day of pre-digestedf
but principally for the reason that foods. No foocl comes "so near being
trhen they are successfully handled easily digested as good h6me cookini
by men of large ability, and have-as- when- Hunt's- FerfecVBaking -Pow-
aunted stick proportions as^ockefej- der ia^tf^d (in biscuit, and. cake)
WOMAN CENTENARIAN TO
.ENTER SOLDIERS' HOME
Mrs. Maria Gross, Born in 1806, Will
Be First Inmate of the Women's
%'*Mrs. Maria Gross, 100 years old,
mother of two civil soldiers who are
now both, over 70 years old, is to be
the first inmate of the new building
t$r.the wives, mothers and daughters
of soldiers, at the state soldiers' home.
Bet, application for admittance, re
ceived ilast week by Silas Towler,
chairman of the board of trustees, has
been .marked No. 1, and her name will
be the first enrolled on the books at the
a Bprn July 20, 1806, at Saratoga
Sprigs, Mrs. Gross was
June, 1826 and thirty years later with
her she came to Minnesota
?i Uhusband, a
children had been born and when the
eivil war broke out Oscar Gross, the
youngest, enlisted witihe the First
nesota infantry.n He was wounded at
.is- *"$2,931.000- the.
The value of schoolhouaes .and -sites .in.
olis. Gilbert the older son, now of
.Owatqnna, enlisted in3 the Second Min
nesota cavalryH and served to the end
with his brother, 70 years old, is eligi
ble to a place in the soldiers' home.
It is possible that a mother and
sons will receive the bounty of the
state at the soldiers' home, forty-five
years after the close of the war in
which the.sons served their country.
All her life Mrs. Gross has been' the
mainstay o her family. With an
valid husband and a large family to^
support, she has led a life of toil,' but
she is said to be as bright mentally as
She was when, forty-two year of age,patrons
she saw the enlistment of soldiers for
the Mexican war. She is living with
granddaughter in Owatonna, and
^-jmiqno features' of the case
13 the faetf that the granddaughter's
husband was a soldier in the civil war.
NO POLICIES LAPSED
German National Reinsures With
buque Fire and Marine.,
Ip announcing his revocal of the Min
license, of the German National
Insurance company of Chicago, State In
surance Commissioner O'Brien' gave
more or less of a shock to many of the
local policy holder^ who believed that
their policies were thereby lapsed
Earlier in the week,, however, the com
pany had reinsured all its risks in the
Dubuque Fire and Marine company so
that there was no lapse whatever in'the
protection extended to the insured To
gether withT the business, the Dubuque
company took over the field organization
of the German National. Its Minneapo
lis representative is W. C. J. Herman
Reception Room Miller's Photo Studio.
One of the most artistically appoint
ed photo studios in the west has just
been built in the Medical Block, 608
avenue, by W. R. Miller, the
veteran photographer, whose 25 years'
experience in this city make an intro
duction entirely unnecessary. The av
erage layman has small conception of,
pains and expense that the photog
rapher who loves his woik for art's
sake as well as to please the eye of Ms
will go to. The Receptio\i
Boom illustrated' above is finished off
in Oregon pine,, done in colonial style.
The large beams and pillars giving it
a very artistic appearance. The, walls
are handsomely decorated on panels,
and reflect great credit on C.
Thieme, the designer. The rare beauty
Olir Stock is the finest in St. Paul. :A
'f'S-Q. your HolidayrQifts.'
4ntirahce Companies Pay the Loss and YoaGet the Bfenefiti
iMlg^2/*Cor/oth and Cedar Sts^Si Paul.
of this Studio must be seen to be apprfej-jj
ciated, so consider this in the light of
an invitation to call and inspect a
strictly up-to-date atelier and familiar
ize yourself with its style of pholfoglt1
The work of Mr. Miller can be chWJf
acterized in no better way than to-d2|
scribe it as a "Miller Photo," whiclp
to those who have seen and know thelfcjrji
have a style and finish that is all thei$|
own. They have been the means \of -5
the Miller Studio enjoying the largest^
patronage of any in the Twin Cities,^
-The operating room is very roojjqjf^SJtj
and equipped with every modern a$pM?i-'^
ance known to the photographic wora&ii
will aid in every way in makligg
a perfect photo. '"'A&
for the holidays should be bought How,
as our stock Is large and complete. We
have fine sets of different furs rangin8a
from $10 to $250- We
Since our beginning in business Our
offerings to the piano buying public
have been such that today
is to be found in hundreds of our best Minneapolis homes each a
satisfied purchaser. When wishing eitlfer a Piano, Piano Player or
Combination Player, do not fail to call upon us.
PEICES TH E LOWEST. TEEMS CONVENIENT.
PIANOS TO BENT.
Brooks-Evans Piano Co.,
"620^ NICOLLET AVE.
WILL E. MATHEIS CO
Worth of Fine Furniture
guarantee that our prices
are the lowest In
city. Choice Krlmroer
Jackets made tf your
We sell thre best Ladles' and Gentlemen's FuDyed LineOtter
CoatshIny the least Get one of our detachable Fur. Collars, fits an coat. TVIade
Unplucke Otter and Sea and PersiancitLamb.*rfoyeth
I &cnmHn, miner Bit.m.on. I HM.