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Funeral of B. S. Johnson— The fu
aeral of the late E. S. Jobnson was held at
Pilgrim church at 2 am. this afternoon.
Judge Loch re n Home— Judge William
Loohren of the United States district court
has returned to the federal building in Min
neapolis after holding session of court in
St. Paul.
R. A. Banquet Committee— There will
be a meeting of the Royal Arcanum banquet
committee this evening, in the rooms of the
grand council, 739 Lumber Exchange. Im
portant business is to be transacted.
Skating; Season Over— The six weeks
allowed by the park board for the skatipg
season expired last night. This means the
closing of the warming houses only. Weather
perniittiuK, skating may be indulged in as
Cycle Trade Ass'n Officers— The Min
neapolis Cycle Trade association held a meet
ing last evening at 703 Nieollet and elected
F. J. Sullivan, president; J. A. Hanson, vice
president; J. W. Dates, secretary; Fred
Koaeti, treasurer.
Grip Among Teacher*— The BriP i 8
taking a turn among the public school teach
ers of the city. While the regular work is
not seriously interfered with as yet, substi
tutes to a much larger number than usual
are doing service to replace the absentees.
Rooms for Flybobs— The new police
administration has made a change iv the
office space of headquarters. The rooms
previously occupied by the fire department at
the Bridge square entrance will in the near
future be utilized by the detectives and the
various inspectors. Chief Ames and his desk
•ergeant will occupy all the rooms which
formerly the inspectors shared with the chief.
The sanctum of the superintendent will not be
North Star Kpn-urth Leaguers Pre-
pare for Big Convention.
The Epworth leaguers of the city and state
are deJighted with the exceptionally low rate
that has been announced for their annual
international convention In San Francisco in
July. The rate Is $52.90 for the round trip.
There is some dissatisfaction, however, that
there is a discrimination against this city as
compared with Chicago and other eastern
points. An effort is being made by the league
transportation committee to have the Western
Passenger association, which has not yet of
ficially announced the rate, adjust the differ
ences made by the Transcontinental associ
W. G. Calderwood of the committee has
Just returned from Duluth in the interest of
a "de-legation from that point. He states that
a. systematic effort will be mi!*e to have
every Methodist church in that city repre
sented. The churches of the Minneapolis
district •will also endeavor to send one repre
sentative from each church, and several at
large. It is expected that a car will be char
tered by the Minneapolis contingent, and that
from Kansas City west a special train will
carry the lowa and Minnesota delegations.
.Ward Clubs to Be Organised Among;
the Sca.ndinavtatiM.
The Viking League held its annual meet-
Ing last night, and selected a full list of
officers and a vice president for each ward.
These vice presidents will-be expected to
organize ward clubs among the Scandi
navians. Candidates will hereafter come
before the whole league for indorsement.
The officers chosen are as follows:
President, Charles A. Calby; first vice pres
ident, A. A. Kelly; second vice president,
Lewis Gjertsen; secretary, John X. Berg;
treasurer, O. O. Oyen; financial secretary,
John Sissener; executive committee, A. A.
Kelly, Phil T. Megaarden, John Olson, A. X.
AVasmuth, Henry Ojertsen, C. M. Reese;
ward vice presidents: first ward, left vacant;
second ward, A. 11. Sunheiin; third ward,
Carl Sorenson; fourth ward, I. M. Ilstrup;
fifth ward. Dr. H. S. Kelson; sixth ward,
Julius Xewgord; seventh ward, Manley Fos
seen; eighth ward, Phil T. Megaarden; ninth
ward, L. E. Strum; tenth ward, C. M. Mar
boe; eleventh ward, Lewis Gjertsen: twelfth
ward, O. O. Oyen; thirteenth ward, C. L.
Resident Membership Is Fast Ap
proaching the Limit.
The annual meeting of the Minneapolis
club was held last evening. W. W. Hef
feifinger, Frank M. Crosby, E. C. Cook,
Cavour S. Langdon, L. S. Gillette and D.
M. 'Chute were added to the governing
board to fill vacancies caused by the an
nual retirement of six members. '
The treasurer's report showed the club
to be in a flourishing financial condition.
Sixty-nine resident and nine non-resident
member? have been added during the year,
making a total membership of 394.
The limit of resident members is 400,
and there are now 345 enroled.
The club members will meet Tuesday
evening, Jan. 29, to consider an amend
ment to the charter. The governing board
will also meet to elect officers and appoint
Meeting of Member* of the Minneso
ta Bar Called for Saturday.
The members of the bar of Minneapolis,
St. Paul, Duluth, Mankato and other Min
nesota cities will hold a meeting at the
new United States court rooms, St. Paul,
at 2 p. m. Saturday to pay a tribute to the
memory of the late Senator Davis. It is
expected that Judge Lochren will preside,
, end that Judge Sanborn will be present.
General Hahn, A. B. Jackson, J. B. Gil
fillan, J. O. Pierce, Samuel Thayer, Judge
Flandreau of St. Paul, and prominent at
torneys from other parts of the state are
expected to make remarks. It is expected,
al^o, that resolutions expressive of the
sentiments of the bar will be presented by
Judge Flandreau.
Proposition to Build One In Inter
nrban District.
Assistant Superintendent Bond of the St.
Paul public schools, is preparing a bill
creating a new normal school, to be es
tablished between the twin cities and to be
affiliated with the university, in the same
way as the agricultural school.
By Mr. Bond's plan, the school will ab
sorb the department of pedagogy at the
university. The two cities would furnish
the grounds and the endowment. The
special object of the school would be to
prepare teachers for the Minneapolis and
St. Paul schools.
Historical Paper by Col. Roarers to
Be Read Monday \ight.
The state historical society holds its
annual meeting next Monday evening.
President Ramsey will deliver "an address.
F. N. Stacy will read a paper written by
Secretary Rogers of the Chamber of Com
merce on the history of flour manufactur
ing in Minnesota.
RYAN—2BO7 Third avenue S, MISS TERESA.
RYAX, aged 18 years, daughter of Mr and
Mrs. Patrick Ryan. .
Funeral Friday at 9 a. m., from St. Steph
en's church.
HYATT—Tuesday evening, Jan. 15. MAR
GARET S. HYATT, wife of E. B Hyatt
, Funeral Thursday from 1015 Twentieth av
enue N, at 2 p .m. Burial at Lakewood
Scald a. quart of solid oysters in their
own liquor, with half a teaspoonful of salt
until the edges curl. Then take them one
by one from th© saucepan and put them into
Class jars that have beeu scalded. Add to
the liquor half a cupful of vinegar, six
whole peppercorns, a strip of lemon peel and
♦ two blades of mace. 801 l six minutes; let
tt cool aud turn it over the oysters. Seal
the jars and stand in a cool, dark place.
They should be used as soon as they are
opened, because they spoil so soon.
or Minneapolis Dry Goods. Reward. Address
T 539, Journal.
Denies That He Has Sold His Base
ball Interests.
The Rotund Magnate la Still Owner
of a Western Association
"I have no unconquerable desire to be
presented to the individual who assaulted
William Patterson," exclaimed Clarence
Saulpaugh. "but 1 would like to have you
show me the man who says to me, Saul
paugh, that I am out of it. Allow me to
say that I have not sold out my interest
in the Minneapolis baseball club. Mr.
Beall has not bought me out, Will I re
main in? Why, certainly, unless I sell
out, but I haven't sold out yet by several
Jugfulls. I am still in the ring as a mem
ber of the Western association.
"There will be ball played in Minne
apolis; yes, sir, good ball, sure. The
Western association will bemade up of
such towns as St. Paul, Minneapolis, Kan
sas City, St. Louis, Louisville, Indianap
olis, Toledo and possibly Detroit or Grand
Rapids or Cincinnati."
Colonel Saulpaugh added that he re
alized more than ever that Minneapolis
must have an Al club to maintain any
prestige as a baseball town, and that a
strictly first-class club would be placed
in the field this year. "We played good
ball up to the Fourth of July," said the
magnate reminiscently, "but after that
the team got crippled up, and we couldn't
win. We started all right, though."
The magnate admitted that Messrs.
Beall and Hickey conferred with him no
later than yesterday afternoon, and that
a proposition touching the sale of certain
baseball rights, titles and hereditaments,
but that he had not accepted the same.
So far as he was concerned, his baseball
heart was whole and fancy free.
A Tale From St. Paul.
The following story bearing on the
above comes from St. Paul:
Manager Saulpaugh displayed the cloven
hoof yesterday in his interviews with, Pres
ident Hickey and A. B. Beall of the Western
league, who endeavored to reach some under
standing respecting Xicollet park. Saul
paugh has a lease on the Minneapolis grounds
till July 1, after which Manager Beall is to
be in charge. Mr. Beall, who will have the
ball team at Minneapolis next season, is de
sirous of having full swing from the start.
He i 6 willing to arrange with Saulpaugh for
the interim between the opening of the season
and July 1, but the latter would not enter
into negotiations.
As a mater of fact, Saulpaugh has no
rights whatever in the grounas, having failed
to meet all the requirements of his lease, so
that he cannot block the entry of Manager
Beall, however good his intention may be in
that, direction.
H. M. Carpenter, owner of the park, it
anxious to toss Saulpaugh in the air.
Saulpaugh professes to believe that he does
not know whetHer or not he will be in Minne
apolis next season. He says the American
league has not decided as to his future as
yet. This Is certaiuly rich.
A few years ago geologists confidently
asserted that at one period in the world's
history a great ice cap came moving down
from the polar regions and swept over
North America as far south as latitude 29.
carrying with it great bowlders—which lie
about on slopes and hilltops to this day to
prove it—and scratching the record of its
movement upon cliffs and ledges. Then
this ice cap kindly melted and disappeared.
This was taught in the schools, and to
doubt was heresy, for science, when it
takes up with a theory, is dogmatic, and
all geologists said: "Behold, how wonder
ful is our knowledge, what secrets we can
wrest from the past!" After a while sci
ence rather gave up the polar ice theory
and laid down a new dogma—that of a
single continental ice sheet for Nortii
The recent investigations of officers of
the Canadian geological survey prove that
the scientists evolved their glacial theory
out of a vivid imagination. It has been
found that in northern Alaska there is no
evidence that that part of the- country
ever was covered, by a glacier—in fact,
conclusive evidence exists that it was not.
At the mouth of the McKenzie river is
plenty of evidence of glacial action, and
also that the glacier which left its rec
ords came from the south. On the west
ern shores of Hudson bay are marks of a
glacier which came from the west, and on
the eastern shores of one which came from
the east. East of the Canadian Rockies is
a long belt which shows no evidence of
ever having been exposed to glacial ac
These and similar discoveries Jiave put
the geologists "all at sea," and they now
have evolved a new theory regarding the
glacial period. It is that one big glacier
did not at one time cover all the North
American continent, but that several gla
ciers, moving at different times from dif
ferent centers of distribution, made their
way in different directions and left the
glacial records which are now found. They
have even given names to these glaciers,
such as the "Cordilleran glacier," the
"Labradorian glacier" and the "Keewatin
glacier." Professor Lawson of the Uni
versity of California, in writing on the
subject in the International Monthly, says
that as yet it cannot be said that the suc
cession of these great glaciers in time baa
been established well enough to warrant
an unqualified acceptance, but he seems
to have little hesitation in accepting the
theory of different glaciers moving from
different points.
She Bunkoed a Kind-Hearted Man
With a Glided Pe*vter Coin.
Beauty in distress always appeals to
Louis Li. Wendell, an auctioneer of No.
685 McDonough street, Brooklyn, and when
he saw a young woman weeping on a
Halsey street car last evening his interest
was aroused. He asked what the trouble
"The—conductor—is g—g—goin to th—
throw me off," she whimpered, " be—be—
cause I haven't anything sm—smaller than
a f—f—five-dollar g—gold piece."
"Shameful:" cried the auctioneer. "Give
it ot me. I'll change it." And he did.
The young woman left the car with sus
picious suddenness as soon as she got the
change, and Mr. Wendell, exuding philan
throphy from every pore, and pleased with
his own kindly act, continued on to the
Brooklyn office of the Journal, where he
passed in the five-dollar gold piece to the
cashier, together with some other money,
to pay for advertising.
But the practical cashier had no use for
a piece of pewter covered with gold leaf,
and handed it back to the auctioneer, who
then made a wild rush in the direction of
the spot where the weeping woman left
the car.
"These put-up jobs drive all the milk of
human kindness out of a fellow," he said
Mr. Wendell, with some annoyance.
Tlie Commercial West Attache* M.
'O. \eUon to Its Staff.
Milton O. Nelson, editor of the Missis
sippi Valley Lumberman, has resigned his
position to join the'staff of The Commer
cial West, the new western investment,
paper to be issued in Minneapolis next
month. Mr. Nelson has been engaged in
editorial work in Minneapolis for ten
A Glasgow man has in his garden what
he calls a "tree clock." Fir trees are
planted in such positions that one of them
will shade a portion of the house at every
hour of sunßght. For example, at 9
o'clock in the morning, the "9 o'clock
tree" shades the dining-room, while as
the sunlight changes the '-10 o'clock tree"
shades the room adjoining it. and so on
through the day. On a sunny day this
"tree clock" insures a succession of shady
places around the house.
New Breed of This Wheat Leads in
Tests Made.
The Improved Variety Shown Larger
Yield and May Replace^ Old
From time to time The Journal
has . given information in' regard to the
wheat breeding experiments which have
been carried on at the state experimental
station. The work has been in progress
some ten years and the results at the sta
tion farm have shown that the new wheats
created have been much better in point of
yield and fully as good in their head
making qualities as the older strains sof
wheat • planted alongside of them, t and giv
en precisely the same treatment.
Last spring there was enough of one of
the new wheats, known as Minnesota No.
163, to supply quite a number of farmers
i in various parts of the state with "suffi
cient seed to give the new wheat a fair,
farm-field test. Each one of these farmers
was supplied with a printed form on
which to report to the station all the de
tails of the wheat's career. It was re
quested that it be compared at all points
with the old wheats planted "alongside, and
all .information was to be wholly fair to
both wheats. ' - -
Reports have been coming in during the
fall from those farmers, showing how the
new wheat behaved. The indications ,_are
that it conducted itself in a manner to'
win the confidence of all parties concerned.
The indications are also that, in some sec
tions of the state, at least, it is going to
supplant the old wheats which for a long
time have given their name and fame to
the harvests of Minnesota.
Out of all the number of farmers to
whom the grain was sent, thirty-eight
were selected as having complied with all
the requirements. These two score farm
ers had planted the new wheat under pre
cisely the same conditions and given it
the same treatment as the old. In some
of the other instances it was plain that
the very large increase reported in the
yield of the new wheat over the old was
due to the fact that the new had better
care, better soil and better conditions all
around—such cases were thrown out a.s
unfair to the old wheat. In other in
stances the new wheat had as plainly been
neglected and the farmer had been unfair
to it, and these were thrown out.
Out of the thirty-eight cases selected
as complying with all the conditions some
very interesting facts are drawn. These
thirty-eight cases reported the new wheat
treated in precisely the same manner as
the old wheat. The farmers selected were
many of them graduates of the state school
of agriculture, young men who had been
trained to careful and systematic farming.
Led by 1.4 Baaheln.
In some few instances the old wheat
showed a larger field than the new com
petitor, but in the large majority of in
stances the new wheat led, and the aver
age shows that actual farm tests place
Minnesota Xo. 163 ahead of the wheats
which have so long been the source of
great wealth to the state. The average
of all wheats in all localities shows that
the new wheat led by one and four-tenths
bushels. The new wheat yielded on an
average almo&t two and one-half bushels
per acre more than the wheats grown in
the northern part of the state, when
planted alongside, and a fraction under
one bushel per acre in competition with
similar wheats in the southern part. It
averaged four and four-tenths bushels
per acre more than blue stem and almost
a bushel more tb n fife.
The average yield of the whole state in
thirty-eight trials, the new wheat pitted
against all comers, was 16.7 bushels per
acre for the old wheat, 18.1 bushels for
the new. The average yield throughout
the state in six trials of fife gave the new
wheat 19.5 bushels; fife. 15.1. In but one
instance out of the thirty-eight did the
average yield of the new wheat fall be
low 18 bushels per acre, and in that one
it was 17.5.
The increase in yield at the state ex
periment station over the older wheats
has been greater because in the years of
trial the general conditions have some
times been better, and last season was a
particularly trying one on wheat, but the
average of these field trials has shown
that practically the same ratio of increase
has been maintained by the farmers over
the old wheats that has been maintained
at the station in other years.
Several Improved Varitiew.
The new wheat is only one of several
others on which the station is now at
work. Hundreds of new wheats have
been originated or improved, by selection
during the progress of these tests, only
to be thrown aside as not being as good
or certainly no ' better, than the old
wheats. There were last year eight
wheats which had been selected from all
the hundreds, and Minnesota No. 163, or
the wheat under consideration, was one of
them. It is not at all improbable that
some of the other seven may prove even
better yields than No. 163, in which case
they will eventually supplant it, but for
the present every farmer who has had a
chance to try this particular new wheat
and has given it a fair test alongside the
old wheats, has become Its advocate.
About thirty of these farmers have sent
their names to the station announcing
how many bushels of the new wheat they
have for sale this spring. These amounts
run from four or five bushels up to, in
one instance, 350 bushels, the general
average being from 50 to 100 bushels.
The probability is that the supply of
these farmers will be closed out quickly
by other farmers desiring to try the new
wheat, and it may be that by one or two
seasons more the whole harvest of the
state will be changed.
It has been found in milling and baking
tests that the new wheat is practically
identical with the best type of No. 1 hard
Prof. Hayes Indorses It.
Professor Hayes, who has had the new
wheat in charge, says in regard to it:
Its yielding quality warrants^ as high a
price as any seed wheat ever offered to the
farmers of Minnesota. The figures as to
yield and quality of this wheat at the Min
nesota experiment station warrant our giving
it our full and unqualified indorsement. It
may not do well on all soils, probably will
not, but it is worthy of extensive trial In
every county in Minnesota, and it will doubt
less be a valuable acquisition to surrounding
states. In counties where it succeeds 83 well
as at University farm it should gradually
take the lead over the wheats commonly
grown. A wheat does not always yield well
the first year on a new soil.
It seems fair to say that should the
entire wheat crop of Minnesota during
an average season be harvested from Min
nesota No. 163, the result would be an
Increase of at least one bushel, perhaps
more, per acre. One bushel per acre in
crease in the wheat yield of Minnesota
with an acreage of 5,000,000 acres, would
mean an increase of 5,000,000 bushels of
Short Stories.
William Perm's keen understanding was
often directed toward drunkenness. '•AH
excess is ill." he wrote, "but drunkenness is
of the worst sort. In fine, he that is drunk
is not a man, because he. is so long void of
reason, that distinguishes a man from a
But if Perm was the living spirit of apho
rism, he also knew when and how to apply
his maxims. Given a drunkard, he could
treat his case in a characteristic yet plain
and reasonable way.
He was once advising a man to leave off his
habit of drinking intoxicating liquors.
"Can you tell me how to do it?" said the
slave of the appetite.
"Yes," answered Perm. "It is just as easy
as to open thy hand, friend."
"Convince me of tfcat, and I will promise
upon my honor to do as you tell me."
"Well, my friend," said the great Quaker
"when thou flndest any vessel of intoxicating
liquor in thy hand, open the hand that grasps
it before It reaches thy mouth, and thou wilt
never be drunk again."
Schoolmaster and School Director
Mix It Up.
He Alleges That He Wai Hammered
Into luMiiislbllfty With a
Fire Shovel.
An attempt* to quarantine the village
schoolhouse at Dayton, Hennepin county,
led to a mlx-up between the teacher and
one of the school directors, in which the
latter was laid out stark and stiff. Yes
terday he came to town hith his head
swathed in bandages which emitted strong
fumes of arnica, to tell his troubles to the
county attorney.
Dayton has had a diphtheria scare. The
McN'eill children fought with it and like
wise some of the other pupils in the vil
lage school until the parents became
greatly alarmed. When, therefore, a case
came down in the household in which the
teacher boarded, there was a loud clamor
for rigid quarantine against the school
and the teacher.
The epidemic finally subsided, the alarm
passed and it became desirable to open
the school. Trustee Alfred Gooding and
Clerk Norm Gemo decided that classes
should not be resumed till next Monday.
What was Mr. Gooding's consternation
then to see signs of life about the school
house Monday morning. He, hurried
over and found Teacher Clinch blithely
building a fire. Clinch said that he was
to open school that day on th 6 authority
of Treasurer McXeill. Mr. Gooding re
torted that the other two members of the
school board, a majority, had decided that
the school should remain sealed until Mon
Clinch resented this and hot words fol
lowed. Gooding says the teacher rushed
at him with a heavy stove shovel. He
tried to clinch with Clinch, but the teach
er gave him a slanting blow on the head,
which ' broke the shovel. Gooding grap
pled, and says he held the teacher until
he thought the fight was out of him.
Then the school director with the calm
content of one who has done his duty and
curbed his passion, turned to go. Two
blows in quick succession fell on his
head and consciousness faded away. Some
time later his head was patched up with
the best skill available and his blood
soaked clothing was taken off and care
fully preserved for exhibits in the case
against Clinch.
The Best Thins Out Lately Said to
Be \\ hisilint I'iii*
New York Tribune.
"I wish it was this time last year." said
the street fakir who had been selling woolly
white rabbits with a rubber tabe attach
ment which makes them jump.
'"I don't see that you've got any cause
to complaia." said the man who carried a
tray of mechanical mice. "Your rabbits
sell twice as good as these bloomin' mice.
People don't want mice even at a cent."
"But just think of the money #c made
last September and October. It makes me
sick to think of how we will probably never
have another admiral who will come home
as big a hero as Dewey was. Then the
yacht races came at the same time. I
was selling Olympia hatpins and the
'Hands Across the Sea' badges. They were
a mint. I had a friend who sold the
Dew^y whistle, too, a regular steamboat
siren. After Dewey passed along we had
that long run on the Shamrock and the
Columbia novelties. You remember the
wind was wanting, and the fight for the
cup lasied for weeks. I'm Irish, and make
a stake selling Shamrock badges, because
1 could throw a little brogue into my 'talk.'
"Of course, street trade in New York
will always be good. There is not a
better place in the country for fake
things. The people know they are getting
faked, but they rather like it. and the
worse the fake the better they like it.
I'm not going to try to sell campaign but
tons this year. New York people are not
going to get very excited over this election,
and most people are tired of wearing but
tons. Of course there will be lots of them
sold, but there is not the money in It there
used to be.
"The best thing that's been out lately is
the whistling pig, the bladder affair that is
shrieking at you from every corner. There
has been more than half a million of those
pigs sold in the last month. People buy
them for their children, and are sorry for
it until the things are blown up too much
and burst. A boy with one of those pigs
can start a whole block saying things that
wouldn't look well in print, and when a
hundred boys have them and are working
them at the same time the noise is awful.
The fall is going to see a rush for pneu
matic animals. The rabbits are going
like wildfire, and there will be other sorts
out soon.
Sleuth Came Home to Find His Mar
ble Clock In 265 Pieces.
New York Sun. V
Detective Sergeant Robert McXaught of
the central office, who is detailed at the
district attorney's office, goes to Europe
after criminals oftener than any of the
other detectives on Captain McClusky's
staff with the exception, probably, of his
partner, Detective Sergeant John Cuff.
The other day McNaught walked into the
detectives' office in the criminal court
building, sat down at his desk and held
his head with both hands.
"Got a headache?" asked Cuff.
"Worse than that," answerei Mc-
Naught: "I'm sick all over."
"You look worried," said Cuff.
"So would you if your wife did it," re
plied McNaught. "Yes, John, she did,
and she didn't mean to. You see, it was
thia way. We have a servant girl in the
house who smashes glassware every time
she washes it. So my wife —well, it's a
sad story, John—my wi ( fe wanted to clean
the clock herself. It was made a present
to me the last time I was in Paris, and
the fellow who gave it to me said it was
worth $1,000 because it was made of pieces
of marble found in all parts of the world.
It consisted of 265 different kinds of mar
ble. Just think of that, John. Two hun
dred and sixty-five pieces! Well, Mrs.
McNaught thought the servant would
break the clock if she attempted to wash
it. so she put on an apron ami put the
clock in a boiler of hot water to give it
a good washing, thinking she would sur
prise me when I got home. Well, John,
it's a sad story. When I got home I
found her in the dining-room with—yes,
John, it's a Bad story—l found her try
ing to paste the 265 pieces of the clock
with a mucilage brush."
"And what happened, Bob?"
"Well, John, she boiled the clock, and
while she was washing it It fell apart,
for the plaster of paris which held the
piece* together dissolved. I found her
trying to paste them together, and when
she couldn't she said to me, consolingly:
'Don't worry, Robert, we can use it for
a gravel walk in the garden.' "
As Russia was oriental in her origin, so she
moves to the orient by innote and congenital
compulsion. It has been pointed out that the
sea alone stopped the Ccssacks in the seven
teenth century, and when they got to work
again In the nineteenth the Russians crossed
the Pacific and pushed on 10 within a few
miles of S?n Francisco, long before the first
"prairie schooner" sailed over thf- plci.is.
The map of Asia is j Russian step-ladder;
the- Urals, Western Siberia. Eastern Siberia
Baikalia, Kamchatka, the Amur. Manchuria
the Steppe, Khiva. Turkestan, the Merv oa3i«,
Bokhara, Samarkand: there are the rungs
she has climbed. Persia. Kashgar, Afghanis
tan, India itself—unless a mightier force than
herself bar the way, her feet will be here too
in thf fullness of time. The "half south" in
her course is shown by the gradual descent
of her naval base in tne far east: Pttropnv
lofsk. Nikolftiefsk, Vladivostok, Port Arthur.
If you would understand Russia and inter
pret and forecast aright the march of groat
events never forget that, for her, eastward
the course of empire takes its way; that as
the sap rises, aa the sparks Cy upward, as the
tides follow the moon, so Russia goes to the
sunrise and the warm water.
This is what the history of Siberia striking
ly illustrates and it is from this point of
view that the great Siberian railway derives
its chief significance.
The old State Mutual Life of Worcester,
Mass., commenced on January Ist to issue
4 per cent gold bond policies. The con
tract is to pay at death or maturity either
110 per cent of the face of the policy in j
gold or to issue 4 per cent twenty-five '
year gold bonds to the amount of the face j
of the policy. The advantage of such a
policy both for investment and protection '
is apparent. If, for instance, a man wishes I
to provide for the support of wife and
children during his wife's life time and I
the minority of his children, and to pro- i
vide a sum of money to start his children J
in business thereafter, a policy of this kind
serves the purpose admirably. A policy
for $10,000 provides an income of $400 a
year for twenty-five years and then the !
full $10,000 is paid in one sum. A speci- !
men policy and full particulars will be i
given upon inquiry at the State Mutual j
office, 505-9 Lumber Exchange. C. W. Van j
Tuyl, General Agent.
Mr. George B. Graves, well known
among the life insurance men of this city,
has signed a contract with the State Mu
tual and his office will hereafter be at;
509 Lumber Exchange. Mr. Graves will
be glad to receive his friends in his new
office, and to insure them in one of the
oldest, best known, and best life insurance
companies which was ever organized.
Ostensible Reason for Northwestern
Lumbermen Gathering.
The Association Is Reported to Be
Pronperous Alone All
Lumber dealers from eight states crowd
ed Masonic Temple when the annual con
vention of the Northwestern Lumbermen's
association opened at 10 o'clock yester
day. There was between 200 and 300 dele
gates, representing Minnesota, Wisconsin,
lowa, Illinois, Nebraska, Kansas, North
and South Dakota.
The convention opened with the address
of President John Foley. He said that one
of the chief accomplishments of the asso
ciation during the, year was its success in
bringing poachers into line, especially a
certain few, who had been particularly ob
noxious in the river towns. Poachers .had
been shown the error of their unbusiness
like methods toward the retail trade. It
was now time, he thought, for the exer
cise, on the part of the retailers, of a rea
sonable degree of active reciprocity toward
every one in the trade who had shown a
disposition to be, friendly. Such a course
was necessary to the life of the associa
He explained that fewer bulletins than
usual had been issued because the officers
found it wise, to work quietly and not be
"too precipitate in exposing the guilty
parties." He reminded the delegates that
the bulletins were for their eyes alone
and that in alien hands they might work
irremediable mischief. The association,
the president said, was the most closely
cohesive body of men to be found in this
country. It was now recognized as a
Secretary W. G. Hollis in his report re
ferred to the conference with the Missis
sippi Valley association which had led to
the adoption of a new recommended list
of wholesalers and commission men. The
committee which attended the National
Wholesale Lumber Dealers' association
meeting at Baltimore last March were
convinced that it was destined some day
to become a large factor in maintaining
harmonious trade relations among the
dealers, as it was constantly extending its
operations west. The northwest, he said,
should be represented this year.
The report or J. H. Queal, treasurer,
showed receipts, $11,071.40; expenditures,
$9,529.81; balance on hand, $1,541.59.
The following committees were ap
Auditing—E. L. Balou, Laranee, Iowa;
Frank E. Johnston, Luverne, Minn.
Constitution and By-Laws—W. T. Murphy,
Ellsworth. * Minn.; Charles Locke, Kensett,
Iowa; J. S. Johnson, Christine, N. D.
Resolutions—Charles Webster, iVaucoma,
Iowa; F. H. Jackson, Wlnona, Minn.; C. E.
McGowan. Wilmot, S. D.
The mayor of Milwaukee and the secre
tary of the Citizens' Business association
invited the association to hold its next
convention there. But the constitution
provides that each annual convention shall
be held in Minneapolis, except when other
wise ordered. The invitation was referred
to a special committee with instructions to
return thanks and to decide with regard to
the acceptance of the invitation.
E. M. Adams of Mound City, Kan., senior
director of the Mississippi and Kansas Lum
bermen's Association, urged the importance
of organization and of standing closely to
gether in their business relations. He invited
the members to participate in the meeting of
the Missouri lumbermen at Kansas City next
week. "If they had the price," he said, they
would be equally welcome to accompany the
Missourlans on their jolly junket to New
Orleans and thence across to Porto Rico and
Cuba, the round trip to be made in a week.
Dr. Terry of Galesburg, 111., had come
to Minneapolis expecting that he would
ba the only "pebble on the beach" from
Illinois, but found several other dealers
from that state ahead of him. The
Illinois association, he said, looked up to
the Northwestern and Mississippi asso
ciations as elder brothers, and was going
to need their help. In his state they were
beginning to have trouble with Chicago
shippers, who were also cutting into Min
nesota and lowa territory. By helping
the retailers of Illinois, the northwest
ern dealers would also help themselves.
Labor troubles in Chicago had prevented
any building for the last year, and the
wholesalers had been forced to hunt trade
throughout the state. The territory of
the country dealers had been flooded with
their shipments for the first time in sev
eral years.
Other speakers were Secretary Hotchkiss
and President Hunter, of the Illinois asso
This afternoon's session was executive. The
Retail Lumbermen's Insurance Association
will command the attention of the delegates
to-morrow morning. President P. R. Ewing
will speak and Secretary Hollig will make his
annual report. Three directors and a finance
committee will be elected.
Several papers, among them one prepared
by C. E. McQuaid of Sigourney, lowa, presi
dent of the Southeastern lowa Association,
will be read at the Northwestern Associa
tion meeting to-morrow afternoon.
A b!g minstrel show will hold the boards
at the Lyceum theater to-morrow evening.
The Salesmen's Association were the hosts
at a "swagger" dancing party at the West
hotel last night. Tbere were sixty couples.
John Schmidt'* Plant at Lake City
a Total Lou*.
Special to The Journal.
Lake City. Minn., Jan. 16.—The atone build
ing owned and used by John Schmidt as a
brewery was burned at 2:30 yesterday-
No one was in the building, but It is siup
posed the fire started in the engine room
where grain was being dried out. The walls
of the building are standing, but the interior
was completely burned out and all the ma
chinery was ruined. The loss is between
$12,000 and $14,000 and the insurance $6 000
It is not likely that the plant will be rebuilt
A dwelling adjoining the brewery was
heavily damaged and much of the furniture
was rendered valueless. The house was oc
cupied by the Schmidt family who were ifi
the country when the fire started.
The Athletic Gothaniite Sot of the
Street Railway Family.
Some one is masquerading in N>w York ns
a nephew of Thomas Lowry of Minneapolis
A. St. Paul paper yesterday ran a special
from Gotham, giving the details of * sensa
tional "affair of honor" between '"Frank
Lowry. nephew of the Minneapolis street rail
way magnate." and a loafer, who had in
sulted a young woman under Mr. Lowry-g
Tboma» Lowry was too deep In the thick
of the senatorial fight to be asked about
his nephew this morning. Mrs. Thomas
Lowry was asked about the affair She re
plied that to far as she knew Mr. Lowry
had no nephew* In the east. S«he was cer
tain there was no Frank Lowry who could
claim relationship with Mr. Lowry of Minne
Cut Price Alteration sole
_ -AT- -: :". •■.-..:,
If bo, get in the procession and reap your share. Cost
Outs No Figure. Everything goes in the way of Dry
(roods, Notions, Ladies' and Gents' Furnishings, Jewelry,
Fancy Goods, Handkerchiefs,. Laces, Muslin Underwear,
Druggist's Sundries, Hardware, Glassware, Crockery, China,
Housefurnishings and Toys. j
10% to 50% off
On all goods* It's to your interest to find out : how .we
do business. We. guarantee satisfaction in all transactions
Sale fjommences Thursday, January 17
Sad Case of a Woman Found Dead
in St. Paul.
Indications Are That She Was a
Woman of Refinement and
Developments yesterday showed that
Mrs. Laura J. Smith, whose dead body was
found in an attic room of a dingy lodging
house, 370 Jackson street, late Monday
was of a respectable family. A daughter
of the deceased is an artist in the east;
another is a musician in Minneapolis, and
still another has been prominent in school
circles in Minneapolis. It is believed that j
the family address is 2203 W. Thirty
third street, as letters among the effects
of the deceased are addressed to her at
that number.
From a student at Hamline there is a
letter showing that correspondence on re
ligion was carried on between the two.
One of these letters is addressed to Mrs.
Smith at the Minneapolis house, Mankato.
Another letter from C. A. Tyrell showed
that Mrs. Smith was a member of a
woman's study club and held some office
therein. There is also a letter addressed
to "Mrs. Grazille," Ryan Hotel. In a
note written on an envelope and addressed
to "Mamma," there is the statement:
"I have found out that Charlie killed
Leddie. My hate for him knows lo bounds.
Do not tell about it. I have told
The blank indicates an undecipherable
name. Another letter addressed to "Mam
ma" begs her to come home, as the writer
is about to go to the hospital for an oper
ation by the advice of a man named
"Shordes." Both letters addressed to
"Mamma" are signed "S."
William H. Lockwood, chiropodist, says
that he has known Mrs. Smith for thirteen
or fourteen years. She was a very estim
able woman, he says, and was well known
as a temperance lecturer. He did not
know that the woman was accustomed to
He identified the remains as those of
Mrs, Smith. He refused to divulge any
thing regarding the woman's connections.
To the coroner Mr. Lockwood gave the
addresses of Joseph Parks, 1217 W Thirty
third street, Minneapolis, and Mrs. Mitch
ell, Medical block, Minneapolis, stating
that Mrs. Smith was known at both these
Mrs. Smith carried a number of tickets
for a Sunday school entertainment to be
given for the furtherance of Sunday school
and temperance work in Minneapolis at the
Central Odd Fellows block, Minneapolis,
Friday evening. Jan. 25.
Up to a late hour yesterday the body hat!
not been claimed.. The face is bloated and
red, and seems to tell a story ef love for
drink. The hair is streaked with gray.
The profile is clear cut, and every feature
marks a refined and sensitive tempera
Coroner Miller will hold an inquest at
the morgue to-morrow afternoon.
Mrs. Mitchell of the Medical block, when
seen yesterday, said there could be lit
tle doubt about the Identity of Mrs. Smith
as a resident of Minneapolis, well known
here for her many good works. Mrs.
Smith, if it be the same Mrs. Smith, has
a daughter, Mrs. Parker of Excelsior, also
an unmarried daughter at Fargo, and
other relatives here.
Mrs. Russell, the well-known temper
ance worker, speaks in the highest terms
of the good works done by Mrs. Smith
for the poor and suffering.
Montana Mills Cloned and Owners
l*nt t'nder Bonds.
Special to The Journal.
Bozeman, ,Mont., Jan. 16. —Judge Orner
awiw&d here from Helena on Monday at
the instance of a special examiner in the
employ of the government, to search the
neighboring wooded streams for unlaw
ful timber cutting. Seven mills were
found, and all of them were closed down
and the owners put under bonds to ap
pear before the examiner soon.
A new vein has been struck in the Hoff
man coal mine at Chestnut. The mine had
practically been abandoned, only pros
pecting being carried on. If this new dis
covery develops properly. Chestnut may
again become the most flourishing coal
camp In the state.
Three new teachers have been appointed
at the agricultural college, to have charge
of the newly established departments.
They are Professors Woodruff and Gill
and Mrs. M. A. Hall.—Several cases of
blackleg have appeared among the herds
of stock in this valley; vaccination Is
being resorted to.
Special to The Journal.
Excelsior, Minn., Jan. 16.—Mrs. Annette
Thorns, sister of Herman Abbott and' Mrs.
William Bardw«ll, died yesterday at the Ab
bott home, three miles equth of towft. She
was born in 1836 and came to Excelsior in
the early fifties. Fifteea years ago she re
moved to Oregon, but returned recently. She
left seveu grown children, two in the Klon
dike, four In Washington state and one in
lowa. The funeral will be held at the
Powers schoolhouse to-morrow at 11 a. m.
#jf#lfwC# WANTED.
- Our growing j business demands the services of several more i
first-class piano salesmen. Good salaries to the right men. Ap
ply at once to sales manager.
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10th Annual Clearing Sale
Before Inventory.
lam Cro & Blackwell's Strawberry «||%_
lldfll and Blackberry, res. 25c.sp'l, jar tUG
lam Campbell's, lib glass Jars, reg- fl » _
Hall] ulari'Oc, this sale.per jar....... ..IfcC
.lallu Home made Crab Apple, ■ reg- «ft-
U9IIJ ular i.-.c, special per jar lUU
fifilftfina Nelson's Sparkling - fl_
ueiallliC Usb, special per package... ©C
| CnoColdf6 Huyler's sptcSal''perlb33S
UimCOlaie rag. 40c. special per lb Owß
.leHv Pnuirioil Chp,lsea. fruit flavors,
rOffftlCl makes i's pints Q_
* jelly, regular me, special per pkg.. QC
Prunells Su ar.:- special!: t; r..!9c
PfiSfthA* i'/ a large yellow Craw- |ij
■ CawlilSS fords, reg. 20c, sp'l per lb IOC
Shelled Walnuts spS l? c '.33s
Congo Sauce-SrUiito^S
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UnOW UnOW & Black well's, *_
If flOW VIIUW quarts.special,jar.. 446
Caiim Slider's Tomato, regular 25c. aA M
wUlip special, per can .......;.,,. LUS
German lentils S! a 8s
Tangerine Oranges &,.13® i
Aliua Ail Any brand, by AAnr Dis-
UllYe UII bottle or case... tU A> count.
Bllf#A* Chapman's XXXX Separator, the
BUIICI best, l pound prints, 3 and Al n
5 pound jars, per pound C'Wv
Eggs Sflctly fresh, per I9c
CggS dozen JSJC
Chase & Sanborn's Special Coffees,
Will Run From Duluth to Scandi
navian and Russian Ports.
Contracts Made With Martlin <& Co,
of Something New '
In Ice Breakers.'
Special to The Journal.
Duluth, Minn., Jan. 16.— company is
being formed to operate lines of steam
ships between Duluth and Swedish. Nor
wegian and Russian points. Contracts for
the ships for that part of the route be
tween Quebec and North sea ports will be
let in Europe at once, and for those •to
ply between Duluth and Parry sound on
the lakes will come later. !'
Captain B. B. Ingman, .inventor of a
model ship designed for general traffic and
ice breaking as well, has just returned
from Montreal and Quebec, where he met
the representatives of the shipping firm of
Mardin & Co., of France, who operate to
the north sea. He made contracts'with
them under which ships of his model will
be built for the ocean route. , •
A through line is planned and the American
rights were also negotiated for. to be used
as soon as-convenient. Two 10,000-ton ships
will be used from the St. Lawrence to Euro
pean ports. ■ • . . ;
The distinctive feature of the-Irigman model
la that the ships are not made valueless for
freight carrying by being ice breakers, as
is the case with all ice breaking ships now
built. Their cost will be little more and
their capacity little less-than ordinary shi[^
of the same size. Mardin & Co. will carry
insurance on ships of Ingman's type, which
other insurance; companies of . Europe and
America : refuse .to do- on account .of the
supposed dangers of navigation la winter to
ports they expect to enter.
Special to The Journal. :,-■■-.-, ..."
Lake City, Minn., Jan." 16.—May";Anderson ,
of ■"'Rochester," • president of the""RebekaliI'as-
sembly of the state,' and William Mlllvilla of
Minneapolis,, grand secretary, assisted in or
ganizing a lodge of Rebeka^s. There was a
team of '^workers' up from Wabasha'to do the
work, 'and'there was a goodly company pres
ent. • ■.' After organization the guests were
escorted . to . the , djning-Toom and " served a
bounteous repast.—Harry T. Seeley, while
working at the fire Tuesday morning, had his -
right ear nearly severed by a piece of glass —
The weather ; has i been so soft that it has
taken nearly all of the snow.

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