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WEDNESDAY EVENING, MARCH 27, 1901.
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THE IRSO RECITAL
Any criticism of Camilla Urso at this stage
Dt her brilliant career could only be a trite
repetition of the many encomiums showered
on her from every city in the civilized world
where true art is appreciated. Her wonder
ful control over the king of instruments, her
technical skill, and artistic temperament have
brought delight to many thousands, and her
place in the galaxy of stars of the present
day has long ago been fixed. Being the first
of feminine violinists to gain a world-wid?
fame, she has aud doubtless w:!l retain a
high place until the day when her beloved
violin has been laid away in its case for the
last time.
Last night. 3S on 'previous appearances in
this f-Hy, the c rltical took special note of her
mechanical work, which is well nigh perfect.
Drilled with a European thoroughness in
c-very branch of violin instruction, she
eschews pll the tricks and fantastic gym
nastics resorted to by many so called virtuosi
to hide the defects due to a lack of « thorough
schooling. Mme. Urso's work is wholly with
out affectation and is straightforward, clean
and honest. But in addition she has original
ity, dash and a personality that is charming.
Thus she readily becomes a favorite with
hyper critical musicians as well as with the
general public.
It was not. a program of popular music
that was presented at the Plymouth church
last evening. Bach and Chopin ere somewhat
above the ordinary level, but th? audience of
last evening seemed to comprehend, at least'
it was very cordial and liberal with its ap
plause, reserving its greatest enthusiasm,
however, for the last tncore number, which
was "The Last Rose of Summer" in" i'.ar
monics. This pathetic, plaintive melody gave
the artist an opportunity to show her dainty
and skillful mastery of the violin.
From the second Bach sonata and Mendels
sohn's concerto in E to L>alo's "Guitarre" and
original transcriptions of Chopin's composi
tions is about as long a distance as an audi
ence should be taken in one evening and it
established Mme. I'rsc's versatility as well
as" her thorough education. She was more
successful In the livelier composition, the
effect in Bach and Mendelssohn being some
what labored.
Maud Timer Jones in her unfailingly sweet,
fresh voice, and Emil Ober Hoffer, a fine exe
cutant on the piano, assisted to vary the
program and harvested unstinted praise. A
trio of quaint old songs from the sixteenth
and seventeenth centuries in French, German
and English were charmingly sung by Miss
Timer. Mr. Ober Hoffer entered heartily into
the caprices and poetry of a Chopin scherzo,
opus 31 in B flat minor. In this an<l likewise
in his sympathetic aieompaniuit-nts be earned
the commendation of all. —A. E.
ANNIHILATION OR FREEDOM
The Alternatives fur the Boers, Say
Messrs. Viljuen and Weasels.
The two Boer commissioners to Ameri
c*. H". D. Viljoen and Phillip Wessels, lec
tured to an enthusiastic audience last
night at Century hall. Stereopticon pic
tures illustrative of their subjects were
shown. The lecturers said that with the
Boers it was annihilation or freedom;
their country to themselves or death. The
lecture to-night will deal more fully
with the war and will be even more in
t«res.ting than the preliminary talks given
last evening.
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WS^P Minneapolis.
WHEAT IS TO BLAME
Why Minneapolis' Bank Clearings
Have Recently Declined.
CROP SHORTAGE-SLOW MARKET
Consequently There Are Not So Many
I Tramactlon* a« a
: ■:";-,'" Year.Ago. ... .
Times are good in Minneapolis, The city
is on the high wave of prosperity and yet,
for a reason, which has been unaccountable
to a great many people, the bank clearings
which are usually supposed to reflect the
financial condition of a community have
shown a steady falling off for the last
month.
This decrease, as compared with cor
responding weeks last year, stands out
conspicuously in the weekly tables of bank
clearings because, while Minneapolis is
about the only city of its class to show
a decrease, the other cities have shown
•corresponding increases, not even except
ing St. Paul.
For the last two weeks, with the excep
tion of Spokane, Wash., Minneapolis is
the only city that has been on the off Side.
The decrease here last week was 11.6;
Spokane, 20.3. The week before Minne
apolis was 3.2 in arrears; Spokane, 15.1.
Three weeks ago the bank clearings here
had fallen oft* 6.3, and four weeks ago the
shortage was 29.5.
The Journal sought the cause of this
financial anomaly by inquiry in business
circles to-day. Man after man who was
asked for an explanation replied that he
had been so busy attending to increased
business that he had scarcely had time to
notice the clearings statements. Every
one was at a loss for an exact solution of
the phenomenon. All agreed, however,
that it was without doubt due to the pe
culiar conditions obtaining in Minneapolis,
as the greatest wheat and flour market of
the world, which do not affect other cen
ters.
Tbe Wheat Shortage.
It is the flour and grain business which
ordinarily swells the bank clearings in this
city. When there is inactivity in either
department the bank clearings must show
a falling off.
The answer to the question is not to be
found in the flour market, which has
shown constantly increasing activity dur
ing the month that the bank clearings had
dropped off.
W. H. Dunwoody of the St. Anthony £
Dakota Elevator company said the true
basic reason for the depreciation of clear
ings was in all probability to be traced to
the shortage of the wheat croo last sea
son. The crop fell off 35,000,000 bushels,
which would materially affect the move
ment of wheat at this time.
'"Another fact to be taken into consid
eration," said Mr. Dunwoody, "is that, as
I remember it, shipments during March
last year were exceptionally large. The
increased activity at that time, of course,
shoved the clearings up. With a duller
market, this March, there would naturally
be a considerable disparity as compared
with last year. That is the only way I
can explain. Businessi n every line is cer
tainly forging ahead at a most encouraging
rate. Everything has a roseate hue. and
anyone who take a falling off in the bank
clearings as an infallible financial barom
eter is following the wrong lead."
Henry L. Little, manager of the Pills
bury- Washburn Flour Milling company,
said that the decrease in clearings could'
not be traced to the flour industry.
Flour Business All Right.
'If the clearings were depending wholly
on the volume of business in our line," he
said," and flour is of course, the chief
staple of Minneapolis, then the figures
ought to be away up. For the past two
weeks the revival has been particularly
noticeable. We have had all we could do
to handle additional business. I think the
explanation rests with the grain men."
J. E. Bell of the Hennepin County Sav
ings Bank, attributes smaller bank clear
ings to the shortage in last years grain
crop. The decrease, he says, has no sig
nificance whatever as reflecting the finan
cial condition of the city. Minneapolis is
going ahead now with leacs and bounds.
E. W. Decker, cashier of the North
western National bank, says shortage of
last year's crop explains the appearance of
the bank clearings at this time. The
fact that there is no other great industry
in the world in which prices are so sub
ject to fluctuation as in the grain busi
ness, he points out, may also acocunt for
the decrease. The shortage of 35,000,000
bushels last year, he says, has sent wheat
up so high that there is a corresponding
falling off in the demand. The shipments
are not so large as last year. The fact
that the movement of what Is less pro
nounced this year, he says, is reflected In
the bank acqounts of the grain men. Their
deposits are not nearly as large just now
as they would be, should the demand for
wheat jump up to the price. Buyers are
waiting for the price to tumble before in
vesting.
Consolidations Partly Responsible.
"To some degree," said Mr. Decker,
'the recent consolidation in this city of
the Security and Flour City National
banks may be contributory to the decrease
in clearings for the last months as com
pared with the corresponding weeks last
year. For instance, suppose the Security
Bank had been making a daily exchange of
$50,000 on the Flour City and vice' versa
There would be $100,000 knocked off of the
daily clearings by that consolidation The
same would apply to the other big consoli
dation. But. of course, that would hardly
be a satisfactory explanation in itself of a
steady decrease in clearings."
DUTCH ARE MOVING
They Find Home* in the Yak ima
Country.
Among the lowa and Illinois people
passing through Minneapolis for the west
are a large number of Holland farmers
who go to Washington to settle in the
North Yakima country. South Dakota is
also contributing to this movement. A
large colony has been established and ar
rangements made for irrigation by means
of a canal that cost $50,000. The Holland
ers have formed themselves into a mutual
home improvement, society and what wag
but a few months ago nothing but sage
brush land will be from now on produc
tive soil and the scene of pretty homes.
Schools are being established and teach
ers who understand the Dutch tongue and
the ways of the Dutch are being hired
i*n this part of the northwest to carry on
the work. Many of the immigrants own
good farms in lowa and intend to hold
them for awhile although making their
home in Washington. All of them have
plenty of money with which to begin life
in a new state and all of them intend to
work for themselves. They say that more
will follow them next year.
Pullman Tourist Sleeper to Califor
nia via the Sunshine Route— c,
M, & St. P. Ry.
Every Tuesday a splendid up-to-dat*
Pullman tourist sleeper leaves Minneapo
lis at 7:50 a. m. and St. Paul 8:00 a. m.,
Tia the Chicago, Milwaukee & St. Paul
Ry., and runs througn without change
io Los Angeles, Cal., Tia. Kansas City and
\he A., T. & S. F. Ry.—the famous Sun
shine Route—arriving there the following
Saturday morning.
Through berth rate Twin Cities to Los
Angeles only $6.00. Each berth in this
sleeper will comfortably accommodate
two persons.
Tickets, for use in this tourist sleeper,
frdm Minneapolis and St. Paul to Los
Angeles, San Francisco, etc., now being
sold at the unusually low rate of $32.90.
For further particulars and deacriptive
folder address J. T. Conley, Asst. Gen.
Pass. Agent, St. Paul, Minn., or see "Mil
waukee' ticket agents.
Dyspepsia in its worst forms will yield
to the use of Carter's Little Nerve Pills,
aided by Carter's Little Liver Pills. They
not only relieve present distress, but
strengthen tee stomach and digestive ap
paratus.
THE MINNEAPOLIS JOURNAL.
niNNEAPOLIS DRY GOODS CO.
Dress Goods, SgS* **Jl i- ' l^™^"""^""^i~^~ll™l™ll^~l~™!!~ 1"^ I We prepare for
are a few of the more popular " /cs -^89^ Bfllllll //L s 1 UTXI Thursday's sale by
fabrics for spring dressmaking. ' | «L*\ *BH H _H__N 1 I RV*Jtk Xr »- I Peking out the best bargains in the
gups .^^^&--- Millinery sm slHSr^^isc
quality \ ._ O"C /^MK^V^V^ C^ll^ for 50c-perpair lOG
■Stor m " Serge—a 'fine 'grade, all ; t^f i^w*"** -HHfr B ' CiTw. Ladies' black cotton hose, velvet
wool fabric, 4G in. wide, sponged and 4*^(Si!i£^ ! ' fIV BB ,"' l . :s£rs>s finish, extra double sole, high spliced ]
shrunk so that water no longer stains />i'tßiE< IMl#bß%■ Ml JW /fjJtP he, el > w.ell worth 18c: 441 a
it, very durable, the «9c JH A^ &T^V ■ * I I '"■« t-f i^ii F"^llj'"-3 l^_iri» «■! O BhtwH' *j^\wTvv^^% sale price.. I^2©
quality, at IOC tIpQRN MJS U K3l 1C S/^Bs Children's fine lisle thread Hose,
English Crepon—Mohair and wool, T\ ■ « Hw ■■ ■ ■ 823 l *~: ixl rib, with double heels and toes,
the best and finest made, very serv- I&l^v^ ■■ 'JiSfi; regular 25c stocking; f A1 A
iceable, handsome as silk, a "fabric . '*"?W(&r*J\ A " X lv" j ■• -Ai'iV ; •t_ • / 7/'"H>>%; sizes sto 9^; per pair... Ifi2v
that has come to stay, a full line of r JsCP^^% AS a mere TUnCtlOn, deVOteCl tO Sight-Seeing, F-4M_&b Boys' heavy, very efostic black
new designs; on Thursday, !£*•_ Ala.^jL^ „,:h ■ '_• It_ r i_ Tt j j r-> • i t*Ww%\ I cotton hose, either 2xl or lxl rib,
the 8i.50 quality, at ....91 >OE2P will continue through Thursday and Friday. -^Sfcr withdouble heels and to^io^ r
-SSifeKKS** I 3 Yet it would be well to remember that fife 'mS'"^-^^^!* Hose
:S^^"sS^A h I»^ Easter Sunday is only about ten days « ■ lot £$£ heel and 12Jc
$1 goods at a bargain prices* tl r /SsHr/~ «K^ I ti • 'ii i . --^HV^^ "*'*'
w .'a lrt takes an yards.) 1-|W|" ahead. This will make a . short, nerve- ■" Wfc ' m imi Lace ruakmg an a
fec^rarsfir.'idTru^i IJ Illf wearing season, and those who give their vf/ SoLw™L! tnts e!nbroiS Ii: iII
SSSSSS-JHS! W orders first will inevitably be served best. M L S(^JSS
includiiiKthentw^tolinad^T; A WOrd tO the WISe IS SUfflCient. J/ ornmshed.
50-inch highly finished, even- m 4 %^' Vl- 1^ ';- :>/^ T /f JJ ; {Public Balcoeyi.)
wearing alhvool fabric, per yd 9 ■ -^tea3E»Hgijggg«a3agßLim Flemish Lace JJrasdJs, V n
■ ' ■ _ m ■ ■ __ white or cream, per doc. Oi^O
m^--,*- - suit* — books and stationery. Flannels, suitings and p a^s ß e^
Ladies' Spring Suit*. | , V eSpSS^^« Comfortables &.-fi:- 35? || BKf 8 ' in -f
It may be the season that is making business so lively in this Picnics, carving, selection of food, andsoft , a 3Oc yard value? X- ment pefdoz^n aSc^ftJ 98
department, but we more than suspect that our styles and prices : weights and measures, etc ; 527 pages, Thursday, only, at 1C „ ' pwruozen ' aoc lo »l ■»«
have something to do with it. For instance we're showing se°nat *r° ourprice only 390 Shirt Waist Flannel, fine all wool, LIHCII DCDI ,2 *h*? checked
Ladies' Suits, the new collar- Jackets-50 new Spring Jackets "^ Wit and jiumor" by S^ra'ySX 0010™'Stfl! 1" "Tuse" eKens Sy for P m°ow
less Eton, made of light gray and for Thursday's sale; in blue, castor Mark Twain; "Samantha at Sara- ™ t lue> an extra value 29C tops; the 15c quality tWs-A
blue all wool homespun, fastened and black Covert and Venetian toga," "Twenty Years of Hus'ling," '''"' ■■•;• •*;••; *••••• . lIV, sale, per yard lllC
in front with gilt buttons and j cloth; two styles to choose from "Poems and Yarns," by Riley and ; . Cotton Crib Blankets, size 32x40, „, ■ - '■'
braid; new flar- 4 A Kft either the rlv front or the half-fitted ye; all in substantial QE A best quality, in tan or pink, with U/IKhfiJMMR Basement —
ing Skirt; at... ■^■•If box coat; lined with Romaiue silk- cloth binding; each uOi fancy border, sale price, 9Ea "«01l UWVUO» 100 pieces of
.i regular $7 garments; fl* CA A Box Paper, 24 each paper and en- each...- &mm%i fine Dress Ginghams, 10c £_>3««.
Broadcloth Suits, in castor, gray, sale price 9Oalf" velopes, satin finish, regular O** Figured Silkoline Comfortables, quality. Thursday at. O4C
royal, and red; new Eton Jacket; Golf Canes Yew stvlpa in i.lup 15c; Thursday, per b0x...... OU with plain silkoline linings, zephyr *> A m* Am * -- mL
can be worn open or closed; trim- J 1 ° b f rO P Said back effects rei Box Paper, satin or vellum finish, tied, filled with good white <* 4 COtlOll. F« Thursday only, 50
mcd with Persian embroidered «nd brown plaid back effects,reg- cream or tinted, 24 sheets, fA A batting, size 72x72; each 91 !; "T * Pieces of 36-in. BeaVer
silk and lined with taffeta silk; J )l^ 551-oU- sale 59.00 24 envelopes; reg. 25c box KG Heavy Skirting Cloths, 56 inches Jam L. L. unbleached |-
naring skirt, «17-50 I>nte *v%Mm*M%M Jeweirg and leaner wide colors brown blue erav mcd- Notions Afewu^dress
•sl7-50 n ei^r^S^d^ JcwciPi and leather ■-^S'E'iv- Notions
A very stylish Eton Suit, in tan, the biggest value we d* RA A TAAIIC A few bargains selected at quality, now ROq iwiivuo. making accessories:
brown.red, and blue all wool cloth, - give; each HP 55 %M UvvtlO» for Thursday's sale. . '' '"" *^«^w Mohair Brush Edge Skirt Bind
flare skirt.lined with percaline; * shlrt Waists-New Spring de- Gold Baby Set on chains;« K_% " Abasement.), . ing, in black only, worth 7c a J^^
a good 810 buit Cg "7 RQ signs, in light blue and pink per- reg. price 59c. 5a1e....... -CO O Willie fiAAlfc A bargain if ard- Thursday, at **©
for ...*t»««w cale, with large sailor collar; trim- Barrette Pins in gold and^^-, ■ftllllv UVVUo there ever was Dress Shields, seamless stockinet,
Silk Dress Skirts—With the mcd with embroidery and white shell, various styles each ltfC one- An imported English Pique, standard quality, guaranteed abso
latest style flounce, either plain or pique front; <£ <§ RA Watches with saonnd hand very fine quality cord, with hairline lately waterproof, sizes 2, 3 and 4:
trimmed around bottom with 3 each 9i-«BlF warranted for on? secon« Ji' stripes in colors, the 35c |f. cheap at 18c a pair; your *A A
rows of silk ruching; reg. $12.50 White Lawn Shirt Waists, new veareach 89© quality; this sale, per yard. l OC choice, any size, only, pair lUG
and 815 skirts; QQQQ styles at $5 $3.50 Of Afi Ra'bv andladies' Din^ m-- Fine India Linen, 30 inches wide; Hooks and Eyes, black or white,
saleprice 09-VO $3 $1.98 and JSSjtSd f i?6 "2* ef'2 BO our lOc^lity. Thursday, made with a hump, 2 dozen ©«,
~~—*^^——^~-^^*-—^——~—'^^~<—m'^m'mmm^^~m Fancy Alarm Clock, with small i Peryard-- •b4° o^ card; >_ y size, per card. ZO
spring Medicines Hardware Department i^.s&j^* 1 for % eai; TZT^rTTT ——T^ I—i1 —i
A quartet of them, at half regular Mrs. Vrooman's clock ' each * "** L 290& U U i*iSMS & &§§& iJi*2&p&i mie&
prices— ><^_&Jl_l«tofcs Sanitary Sink Ladies'leather Pulley Belt, in seal T .. ■:■•>,*'-*",, -", , •,-
SI Allen's Sarsaparilla... 'r A #i|ill|WP Strainer |ff« or undressed kid; always OK A spite of the bad weather this department has been
$1 Allen's Celery Com... iWIIp hBJS& our pr.. IOC sold at 50c; now, each &OU crowded lately, because of the unusual bargains we offered.
$1 Brown's Prescription.. I •111^ Z^W Lyon Egg and Another Pulley Belt of same We are now showing about 500 different patterns in Lace
31 Smith's Tonic Bitters., w ik'-St Cream Beater, kinds of leather; regular JTA A Curtains—think of it! rang- *ftffc^ fl> Mg* EEif^
Undershirts B^CoutU _^TT^ be_t 8tBtrSr d Pri ri!! l;? oWfeaC, "*-;-?f^ ing in price, per pair, from. :..0vC to Sb4^.OU
UIIUVI onll Bo an nearsilk, I best made, reg- Chatelaines, seal or patent leather, ° * ' ... * '
extra wide, finished with nar- ffc M , , , ular -oc'^ Rf% good size, with outside XA A Thursday— Curtain Rods, the brass extension
row ruffle s^l for one day, each iwU handkerchief pocket, each %9 If U 300 pairs 81.50 and An. kind (30 to 54 in.), not a cheap one;
Black mercerized Italian cloth, i Black Japanned coy- /I ■—------------------__-_--_--__.■ $1.75 Curtains, per pair,9o6 but a strong 20c rod. i||f»
extra wide, finished with deep accor- j ered Hood Dust Pans,. ____?_„ __.. T ' 78 pairs $2 Cur-«fc C A PnCe> each IWU
dion plaited flounce, Q^ AJ| worth 15c, TT->- ,^^liMi l + lAVAtt Just re tains,per pair 9liwU Curtain Swiss—3ooo yards of
SalepriCe! 70 J WOVCS. |ceived,part 83 pairs 33.50 cur- *£ |- ft beauS CurTafn sK£ 111 36 in'
grSua^nounc? wfth ru?Wnit 10c roll of Toi-|-^ -^^^ffl of an importer's line of pique tains, per pair....^_S.Oll» wide; values up to 18c yard. Q^
SnduSder- ; ?Q±4 'iy^ | let Paper, for.. OS 1" 118 ' sewn Kid Gloves. They are \i 33 pairs $5 Curtains, QO Sale price -...-. 12% c and »C
Piece 9■■ l» ; 10c nackaire of Toilet Paoer ■-• $1.25 gloves, but go om sale P6 t "'"'v I? Window Shades, made of best
Black Amisilk, umbrella style, A"c package of i oiiet Paper, g Q> Thursday morning at/ <& 4 Irish Point Curtains, lines the hand-made oil opaque, all ready to
deep flounce finished with 6-inch i lor • % -** T . p . mi / 6 ' 9|| most complete, prices the low- hang, 45c shades, «tffe.~_
side plaiting, with cluster cord | 15c 60-foot Clothes Line for.. ..7c p pcst ' per ft 9TI each . . ICfO
i^siz uiltephaooii^ Wire Knife aud Fork Box for..sc We have also an . entirely p"B;nS.n s3-" bfd coverings B SilkoUneV 3 V £**£* quaL
velveteen <&-£-tIU Wire Dish Drainers, f0r...... 10c new line of 2-clasp lisle thread pretty novelty stripes 4 O ity, best patterns, best A
. Extra fine quality Amisilk, tail- 10c Scrubbing Brushes, for 5c Gloves for ladies; a perma- and patterns, yard...:.. IOC colorings, only %WMM
ored seams finished • with deep 5c Scrubbing Brushes, for .3c nently good-fitting BA A Bagdads, for couch covers and Rope Curtains, special bargains,
crinkled accordion plaiting with 6 . ' """ glove ncr nair DUO Oriental hangings, AQ 7K ranging from, & 4 *&€&
tucked ruffle on edge. »A "7 BJ Kitchen Carving Sets, "ift^ glove, per pair .... -_»wv real 35.50 values,ea^l>H I © each, $5.50 down to 3>l-<£9
A bargain at..... .. v«b m v worth 25c, for Ivy ■«_■■■__—^^__— .
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TEA DEALERS PROTESTING
A TO PER CENT DUTY TOO MUCH
Say That Coffee Gets Better Treat
ment Than Their Com
modity.
Retail merchant* and wholesalers alike
declare that the tax of 10 cents a pound
on tea is not only oppressive, but is ruin
ing the tea trade. The movement look
ing toward a concerted effort to have the
next congress remove or reduce the duty
is interesting to the dealers of the north
west. Tea men say that the duty has had
the effect of lessening importations, de
creasing consumption and also in reduc
ing profits. They urge that the tax is far
too heavy, and that instead of being "in
the interest of good tea," as argued by
some authorities, it prohibits the sale
of high grades and forces the consumer
who is unable to pay a high price for his
tea to use an article inferior to that used
by him before the duty was levied.
L. E. Doudiet, of Anthony Kelley &
Co., says:
Inspection is a good thing and on the whole
our law has worked well. But the duty is
actually killing the .ea business of thip coun
try. The tax averages 70 per cent. Some of
the congressmen say that it was levied partly
in the interest of good toa. That is not true,
but if it were the tea men would be very
much pleased to share this good thing with
the coffee men. It is not right for the' tea
trade to be staggering under a 10 per cent
duty with none whatever on coffee and a
reduced tax on beer. The trouble is that
the tea men have not been properly organized,
while the coffee irterests have. We presented
a respectful petition to the List congress,
but it was turned down, while the beer me-i
with their organization and forceful way of
going after legislation, accomplished their
point. The tea trade would not seriously ob
ject to a duty- of G cents per pound with
roffoe taxed 2 cents, and that with the im
mense importations of coffee would bring In
more revenue than the tea tax produces to
day.
The large body of tea consumr-rs use a
low grade of tea. The large per centage of
sales has been for years on a tea that re
tailed at 35 cents per pound or three pounds
for a dollar. That, price once established is
hard to break »way from, duty or no duty.
The retailer has furnished the consumer with
a 3. r>-cent lea at a much smaller profit to
himself. The wholesaler has done his best to
secure a tea for his trade to retail at that
figure and it goes without saying that the
addition of the 10 per cent duty means that
the grade had to be lowered. You can see
that all hands "have a kick coming," from
the consumer up. The tea trade were loyal
enough not tfi object to the tax as an emer
gency war measure. But they do claim that
with the close of the war It should have be*n
reduced at least one-half.
WINS A PRIZE IN PARIS.
Leon N. Gillette, a former Minneapolis boy,
who is studying architecture and design in
Paris, was recently awarded first honors in
an examination at the Atelier, where he is
doing work preparatory to entering L'Ecole
dcs Beaux Art in April.
Red blood corpuscles come with drinking
Health Table Malt. Lauritzen's Century
building.
Does your building require a new roof?
See W. S. Nott Co. Telephone 376.
VIEWS OF VISITORS
Rev. E. J. Conaty of Grand Forks is in
Minneapolis. He recently returned from a
trip to Winnipeg and other Manitoba points.
The people of the province are deeply Inter
ested in the railroad legislation which has
been taken before the Dominion government
for adjustment. Manitoba shows every evi
dence of having a boom within reach. Large
numbers of people are going there from east
ern Canada. The provincial government is
making a systematic effort to attract desir
able settlers to the country tributary to Win
nipeg.
R. B. Steams of Fort Pierre, S. D., is confi
dent that the next few years will be satisfac
tory ones to the stockman. The Minneapolis
and Fort Pierre Cattle company, of which
he is general Ibanager, is erecting big sheds
on its ranches near the Missouri and is in
the market for the purchase of 4,000 feeders.
Cattlemen on the Missouri slope in both Da
kotas have V.»en making money during the
last five years and the favorable winter will
result in increased shipments from Missouri
river ranches.
Stockmen from Montana and Nebraska who
fome to this market have different stories to
relate in connection -with the recent snowfall.
In Montana the snow caime at the right time,
just enough of it, and disappeared so rapidly
as to create a favorablo condition. The
Ftor-kman from that section is now prophesy
ing green grass early in the spring, with
plenty of water in the ditches and the small
natural basins to make his stock prosper.
The Nebraska man got the storm in such
violence that he lost cattle. Corrals were
snowed full and cattle had to be dug out.
The Dakotas came in for easy treatment, and
with Montana they regard this one of the fin
est winters that the stockmen have ever had
to their financial credit.
Thp man from Manitoba who passes
through Minneapolis is generally against the
proposition to reinstate the duty on lumber
which is now before the Ottawa government.
On the other hand, the British Columbia tour
ists, of whom there have been many in the
city during the past few days, are for the
duty. Manitoba has no timber and appre
ciates the value of American competition in
that market and its effect on the price of
lumber. British Columbia, with timber re
sources of its own which it wants developed,
would like to see the Canadian forced to buy
his building material at home. Manitoba
people consider that the price made by Amer
ican manufacturers, in comparison with that
made by their own mills, has a beneficial ef
fect upon immigration and settlement in that
province.
Northwestern people returning from the
south and especially the Hot Springs, are
interested in the news that the Arkansas leg
islature has made, one fell swipe at the gam
blers which infest that health resort. The
"grafters" have grown in numbers and clev
erness during the past few years, and the
average northwesterner. who saw all he
wanted of the roulette wheel here in early
days, has been gradually going to other re
sorts.
One of the recent visitors here was E. J.
Lander of Grand Forks, one of the prominent
real estate meu of North Dakota. Mr. Lan
der already sees indications of a big move
ment in Lands in that part of the state. He
says that the advance in northwestern lands
is only natural, as the demand for them,
through proper realization of their true value,
will continue strong from now on. Many
North Dakota farmers are becoming interest
ed in good stock. There are several farms in
the state which have made a big success of
raising high grade cattle.
Just a Line or Two.
M. A. O'Hair, attorney, from Delano, Minn.,
is at the St. James.
E. Rustad of Wheaton is at the St. James.
Mr. Rustad was elected county attorney of
Traverse county at the last election.
E. L. Morris, wholesale grocer, is here from
Fargo. He looks for a satisfactory year in
the northwest wholesale trade. Collections
in the Dakotas have been better than was an
ticipated.
F. V. Kent, one of the old-timers In North
Dakota, is at here from Grand Forks. The
winter has been mild and the conditions
promised for this spring are favorable to the
farmer. The ground is in good shape; much
plowing having been done last fall.
P. C. Crenshaw, general agent for the
Standard Oil company in North Dakota, is
in the city ou his way to Chicago. Fargo, he
says, is one of the best secret society towns
In America. The Knights Templar recently
concluded one of the largest meetings ever
held in the west.
Louis Miller of Laramie, Wye, is at the
Nicollet. The recent snow did no damage to
etock in Wyoming. The rancherg had their
cattle well protected. Many of the eastern
houses are going into Wyoming for trade for
the first time this year. The state generally
has bright prospects.
('. H. Anheier of Fargo is at the Nicollet.
Mr. Anheier is one of the leading democrats
of North Dakota. His faith is such that be
can see hope for bis party' ahead if certain
tilings are done. Fargo has a good year in
prospect, and <n fair crop in the state will
make it a record breaker.
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Aldexman Claus Mumm of the third
ward presented the merits of his street
connection ordinance before the council
committee on waterworks in the presence
of about thirty plumbers yesterday after
noon.
Alderman Mumra insists that the sewer
and water connections in the streets shall
be made under the direction of the city,
and the taxpayers saved the big profits
that now go to the plumbers. Making a
liberal allowance for the cost of this
work, he asserted that the property own
ers affected had paid $82,781 last year in
excess of the actual cost of this work.
More than that, it is a proper part of the
city's business to make all improvements
in the streets, and there is no reason why
street connections should have been ex-
cepted all these years.
Charles Wllkins and others spoke for
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