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CITY NEWS One More Fined Smoker —John San derson, engineer of the building, 11C-118 Fourth street N, was fined $10 yesterday la 5 the municipal court for maintaining a smoke nuisance. Commercial Club Festivities — On next Wednesday evening, the entertainment committee of the Commercial Club will give a reception, dinner and dance to tbe members and their wive*. Beginning April 14, the club will serve Sunday dinners from 5 o'clock until 7. Ther* will be mualc from 5 until t on those day*. Funeral of Walter < a»e>—The fu nertU of Walter Casey, who died Wednesday in San Antonio, Texas, will be held Monday at 10 a. m., from the residence of E. Teas dale, 3000 Harriet avenue. Mr. Casey was a member of the Royal Arcanum, Minneapolis Typographical union. Junior Order of Ameri can Mechanics and the Flambeau club. Smallpox Case— The health officials closed the saloon and ticket office at Wash ington and Third avenue* S, yesterday, having located a caae of smallpox In the place. The building was fumigated and held in strict quarantine Until all the inmates had been vaccinated. Later the suspect wa» re moved to tbe detention hospital. Sot Barrows' Inole —i n connection •with a receat article dealing with tbe alleged commissary department frauds In Manila, in- Tolvlng Captain Fred J. Barrow*, of this city, The Journal stated that ex-Gov ernor Clough wa« an uncle of Captain Bar rows. This is a mi*tak«. The two families !have been very Intimate for many years, but there is no relationship between them. Bank Clerks' Banquet — The Bank Clerk*' Association will banquet April 27 at the v West Hotel. J. B. Forgan, president ©1 Uie First National Bank at Chicago, will be the principal speaker. Others will be: *. R. Flynn. of the Second National Bank of St. Paul; Dr. W. W. Pol well, of the state university: Rev. J. S. Montgomery, and Joseph Chapman. Jr. The association has just issued a pretty HtU« book, giving a iaistory of the organization, a list of the offi cers and members and the constitution and by-laws. "Xevr Kuglantl" Improve The New England Furniture and Carpet company is making extensive improvements in its building on First avenue S. The show win dows are being extended along the avenue and will give the store a frontage of 330 feet on that side. In all It will have 060 feet of show •windows. The offices have been shifted to make way for the.improvements.' The prin cipal point of interest in the changes is the flooding of the entire building with light by the use of prism class. Retiring, toilet and writing rooms > have been provided :. for the ladies. The N*w England will harve ; four main entrances hereafter, one on Fifth street," one on.Sixth street and two on First ave fiue 3. Mapping: Free Delivery Ronte«-Qii; bert Gutte-rmi of Blue Earth. county, inspec tor of rural free delivery srt-vice. is In the tuy. He is taking a general view of the county first, and then will establish rural de livery routes. The county has only tiiree tj£-*i The run .outh, east and west out of Excelsior. Route, neve b«ea applied for out «i^7 e& Rob"*ale. Maple Plain. Wayzata, Richfield and Eden Prairie. Oseeo is th« moat favorably situated of these towns as the Initial point, for » route on account of the rUJr whfh 0; betn 'the town and the from n w.hlch m tributary, and its distance from other railroad towns which have post- Early -i" Graduate Diem- Eugene A Como D a n ed °f d!abetes at his home in Como Dale, near the state fair grounds, at wm?«n c£ yesterday. He was a son of William O. and Melvlne Hendrutksou, and L aß Hb°J5 n £ 1554 on the old homestead. Where Lh™. •*£ was educated in the common schools of Ramsey county, entered the uni versity m wo. and graduated with high sohoote ] n 876- 'He was superintended of »Hmit^H * ♦ *msey count y in 80, and was « i^t °. the bar the same >ear- He was ri^^f of the legislature in 1884, and mar w2L ?%£ nnie Ward> dau *hter of Senator Ward of Waseca. in I*B2. Ho leaves a wife fart* Mren ' Mr- »■«££? was a hv^i.fi" ' serous man, sincerely loved by .ii* fellow students in the university and by all who met him later in business life VERY GENEROUS PURPOSE BEHIND JIDGB GILFILLAW'S GIFT Hi. Letter Offering; #50.000 to the I niveraity Board of Regentß. The announcement of J. B. Gilfillan to the board of regents of the university, Thursday, that he was prepared to con- Yy. to it 5000 the income of which should be used in the education of needy but deserving young men and women has created much favorable comment in uni versity circles. In order that the full purpose of Mr. Gilflllan may be under stood, his letter containing his offer is presented herewith: To the Board of Regents of the University of Minnesota: - Gentlemen—Your favorable considera tion of the proposition hereinafter set forth in detail is hereby solicited: AotuaUd by my own experiences from •arly life, I have had in mind for some time the establishing of a fund in trust the income from which might be used in *id of such deserving youths of your state as might be found struggling for an edu cation beyond their own means of obtain ing. As your board represents and is in- Tested with the government of the chief educational institution in the state, it lias occurred to me that you might with propriety be made the repository of such a trust, and the agency for the suitable exe cution thereof .for the bestowal of the benefits to accrue therefrom. In case an •nlargement of your powers is found to be necessary of desirable, that can be ac complished by enactment of the legislature now in session. The futid proposed to be established for the present, the sum of fifty thousand dol lars, to be conveyed to you by deed de fining the purposes and conditions of the trust, the beneficiaries thereof and the bails upon which the benefactions shall be bestowed. The. principal of such trust shall be designated "The Gilfillan Trust " and shall remain inviolate and kept In vested in the same manner and by the •ame persons or officers, as the permanent fund of the University, and so as to yield •the best income therefrom. The income of the said fund shall be •übject to the use and disposal of the *aid board of regents for the educational purpose* hereinbefore specified, either in the form of a gift or temporary loan, as the said regents may deem best, the bene ficiaries to be and continue to be within the following limitations, that is to say First—They must be youths of the state Of Minnesota without regard to sex. Second—They must be and continue of. Unblemished moral character and of tem perate and iHdustrioua habits. Third—They must be such as by examin ation and trial shall evince and maintain * taste, habit, and aptitude for study Fourth—The aid herein provided may be bestowed upon students in any of the de partments of the state university, or in schools preparatory thereto. The foregoing provisions shall be strict ly construed, and as to any student who shall fail to come, or shall cease to be withia said conditions, as so construed' shall forfeit all claim to the benefits of such fund. It will seem that the spirit of this bene faction is to aid and encourage such as are worthy, susceptible and willing to keep themselves; none other may share its benefits. Deeming ibis the best gift In my power to the state la which my whole active life has been spent, and craving your early consideration and acceptance of the same I remain, _j. B . Gilfillan. ' Increase In Certain. The board of regents of the university Thursday, elected Dr. C. A. Erdman pro-^ lessor of anatomy in the college of medi cine end surgery. This chair has been Tacant since the death of Dr. Hendricks two years ago. Dr. Alfred Owre was made professor of metallurgy and clini cal professor of operative dentistry. Miss Hope McDonald, a graduate of the uni versity, who has been taking postgraduate work in history at Harvard for two years, was elected an instructor in history to take the place made vacant by the resig nation of Miss Beach. Rev. L. Q. Smith of St. Paul tendered his resignation as lecturer on sociology, but no action was takes. J. P. COURTS CLOSE The Law Abolishing Them Goes Into Effect. A GREAT RUFH OF WORK TO-DAY One of the Last Official Acts of Jus- tice Bond Is (be Marriage of a Couple. With the close of to-day, the justice courts of this city Will go out of exist ence under a law passed April 17, 1899, just before the adjournment of the last legislature. With the exception of one brief period, the justice courts have fl^'Tished in Min neapolis ever since it i •* been a city. That was between 1885 aud 1887. In the former year an act was passed abolishing these courts, but two years later the "Jus tice shops" were restored. Some Wlio Mourn*. Two classes of citizens look upon the demise of the justice shops with regretf— the justices themselves and the two judges of the municipal court, who will be called upon to dispose of all the business that has heretofore gone to the justice courts. Those who retire this evening are jus tices Charles E. Bond, F. K. Hobbs and S. J. Beardsley. Each had a busy day of It, albeit the work of closing up the books hag been going on for some time. Man? Finishing Touches. Justice Bond, who bas been on the bench six years, not counting the time he was in the army during the Spanish war, was up to his ears in business, and dur ing the day put the finishing touches on sixty cases. Among ihs last official acts was to mar ry two couples, one of the brides being "a chocolate-colored lady." The fact that the justice courts have ceased to exist is cause for congratula tion on the part of the struggling lawyers. The municipal court i€ a court of record, and litigants will have to employ attor neys. NINE LIVE IN OLD BARN DONAHUE FAMILY'S SAD PLIGHT Humane Society Will Take Children Prom Father Who Wonld Keep Them. The Humane Society will take action the first of next week in regard to the children of Edwin Donahue, who lives in a barn at 3225 Blaisdell avenue. Seven children and the 70-year-old grandmother are keeping house in a condition of filth which is.be yond comprehension. The case has been brought to the atention of the society sev eral times. The father is a diver, but spends his earnings in drink. The Catho lic orphanage promised to take some of the children, but the father refuses to give them up and will not better their condi tion. The surroundings are such that the children should be removed and Agent Ar nold wil ltake steps to have them com mitted to the state school. The general impression in regard to the disposition of such children is wrong. Ap plication must be made to the county judge of probate, signed by at least two of the county commissioners. Citation is then served on the parents or guardian to ap pear and show cause why the children should not be taken. A hearing is given by the judge, and disposition is made as he orders. Mr. Arnold acts as agent of the Humane society and for the commissioners in such cases. DUPLICATE SYSTEM i The Library Board Finds That It Works Well. The new system of collection duplicate books at the public library is proving a profitable investment, acocrding to the figures for the past year presented by Li brarian Hosmer at the meeting of the library board yesterday. There are 537 of these books in the library, comprising many of the most popular fiction works of the day. They cost $620, and the receipts from this source for the year were $S9O. The idea has taken well with the public. The board had a balance on hand April 1, of $9,176.76. WILL SAW MONDAY The Lumber Mills Are Ready to Start. Practically all of the Minenapolis saw mills will begin the season's run next Monday. All have logs on hand from the late drive of last fall. There are enough logs between here and Brainerd to keep the mills running until the arrival of the first of this year's cut. about July 1. This year the mills are beginning the season's cut very early on account of the depleted condition of stocks. For some time it is likely that only day shifts will be worked. BROKE HIS PAROLE James H. ( oiirUoh Taken Back to Stillvrater. James H. Congdon, a recent Stillwater convict, out on parole for some weeks, was taken ba«k to the prison yesterday by State Agent Wbittier. Congdon was ar rested for disorderly conduct. He resisted arrest gamely, understanding that it meant that he would have to serve out his term in prison. It was thought lie had smallpox, but after he had been held for a day the prognosis proved incorrect. ANOTHER CONFERENCE Comnilsslon Men and Mr. Walker Trying to Get Together. A committee appointed at a meeting of the sixth street commission dealers is conferring with T. B. Walker this aft ernoon regarding the increase in rents on Commission row to which some of the meat dealers object. Frequent meetings were held by the meat men the past week, and Mr. Walker, one of the property own ers, was asked to attend. He replied that he would meet a committee form the meat men if it was empowered to act. Upon the result of to-day's conference hinges the question of whether the com mission dealers in meats and poultry will leave "Commission row" and have a row of their own in some other part of the city. Some have proposed going into the McMillan block, Second street and First avenue X. A prominent real estate owl er offers to erect a new block of stores for the meat men close to Central mar ket, and if the conference with Mr. Walker is not satisfactory this may be accepted. Commission meat men claim that profits have been small and the raise in rents from $120 to $180 per year is more than they can stand. CANNING FACTORIES A Baltimore Canner Will Establish Several. This season will see the canning indus try in Minnesota given a big impetus. A contract for a factory at Anoka will be closed within a week. Propositions for factories at Albert Lea, Robbinsdale and Spring Valley are also under consid eration. These plants will can tomatoes exclusively, and will be under the control of a Baltimore canner and tomato farmer who has had much experience. Minne apolis and St. Paul jobbers distribute an nually 12,000,000 cans of tomatoes, none of which are canned in the state. The supplying of the demand by local can neries will decrease the cost to north western consumers materially. | Sullivan Flat*. :'.Permit — Cornelius i Sullivan lias taken out a permit for the erec tion of a :. four-story, brick v and \ stone flat building, ■at i the corner ■of Stevens •'■ avenue and Sixteenth street. - It will be 50x78 " and contain, eight.. apartments. ..•. .The estimated cost is f25,000;--:-.^'.----:'.--:-.^.. '■■■-: ••-•!■- T * • .■■■■..."". ".' ■ ■■..'. T£liS 'MITOTESAPOUS rdOXJI£S£JM WILL BUILD BIG.ELEVATORS Minneapolis to Be Steel Con- struction Center. AMERICAN BRIDGE CO. It Decides to Enter a Field Hitherto Neglected by It. THE GILLETTE-HERZOG PLANT It Will Be Expanded as Fast as New BuMinoHs Cornea to This Grow ing; Center. Minneapolis promises to become the great center for steel elevator construc tion in the United States. In this lies the prospect for tremendous additions to the manufacturing interests of the city. Minneapolis is the great elevator city of the world. It contains a vast number of huge storehouses which have been built from year to year as the demands upon the storage capacity of the city have grown. These are nearly all constructed of wood and equipped with machinery adapted to the material of which they are constructed. There is one great objection to wooden elevators, and that is ihe fire risk and the consequent cost of insurance. From the general realization of these facts springs the prospect of the develop ment of a new industry in Minneapolis, and extensive building operations in the immediate future and tothe GHlete-Herzog company belongs great credit for having seized an opportunity which will not only add greatly to its own business but to the prosperity of the city as well. A Good Forerun!. The Gillette-Herzog company, before it became a part of the American Bridge company, had already foreseen that the fireproof elevator was bound to come. The Messrs. Gillette had looked over the field and had seen that concrete and tile v»ere the only competitors of steel, with the advantages in favor of steel. They were, therefore, upon the point of devot ing a large share of their attention to elevator construction, without, however, neglecting their other interests. Then came the merging of their business into that of the American Bridge company, and the subsequent absorption of that" com pany by the United States Steel com pany. In these changes the elevator business was dropped from consideration, though the Messrs. Gillette had not aban doned the idea. The financial arrangements connected with the consolidations having been per fected, however, it was felt that it was time to broach the subjecc of elevator construction to, the officials of the Bridge company. The desirability of the venture was at once appreciated—the field was large, the plant was of the best and it was right here In the midst of the ler ritory from which the greatest demand would come. Naturally, therefore, the officials of the company decided to make Minneapolis the center for steel elevator construction. It is doubtless due, in part, at least, to this that the Oillette-Herzog company has been instructed to carry c much larger stock of material than ever in its history. Elevators Under < onaiderution. George Gillette yesterday said to The Journal that, in addition to the big elevator for the Electric Elevator company, which was announced soirie time ago as about to be built, his company had under consideration six or eight others. The plant of the company is fully equip ped for such work, bo that as rapidly as the projects take shape it will be ready to push the work. There ia every reason, therefore, to be lieve that the business of constructing elevators will develop with swift; strides. With regard to the prospects of this, Mr. Gillette yesterday said in substance: Several influences have been directing the minds of elevator men in the direction of the fireproof elevator. The first of these 16 the matter of insurance. Rates on wooden ele vators are high, high enough to make a re spectable dividend on the cost of a steel ele vator. A steel elevator costs about 25 per • ent more than a wooden elevator. The dif lerence in insurance on elevator and grain n the eourie of two or three years would more than wipe out such a difference. The idetf that grain is liable to injury in a steel ele vator has been exploded. Furthermore, legis lation has been such as to favor the fire proof "house." Just a few days ago thn governor of this state signed a bill which permits banks to accept warehouse receipts of fireproof elevators as collateral without the Insurance policy which must now be at tached in case the elevator in which the grain is stored is not fireproof. These are the conditions which will force elevator com panies to the construction of fireproof ele vators. It means economy and facility in handling business. The economy in insur ance alone would often enable an elevator to be run at a pront where otherwise it might run at a loss. The steel elevator has the advantage over both the concrete and the tile elevator in the matter of cost and of durability. Con crete is not adapted to use in structures where there will be great tension, as in ele vators. A little uneven settling will cau.se a crack and a collapse such as that which occurred in the big concrete elevator at Du luth. Tile bins banded have some advan tage over the concrete, but even tile ia not to be compared with steel for the construc tion of elevators. The item of expense alom; is against both concrete and tile, being SO per cent gretaer than the cost of wood, as against 25 per cent extra in the cost of Bteel. The Prospects. Having the advantage of economy over wooden elevators and rival fireproof sys tems, what is the prospect for the near fu ture? Just this: Many—nearly all—of the elevators of the northwest are of wood, and they are equipped with machinery adapted to wooden structures. These elevators mus>t gradually give place to new ones, equipped with the more modern machinery of the steel elevator, and when the new ones are built, the steel elevator will be in demand. It has all of the advantages, especially under the regime of the United States Steel com pany. The United States Steel company, equipped as It is and controlling the resources at is command, handles every part of the process of construction, from the Iron ore in the hills to the complete elevator, ready to re ceive the grain from the cftr. Able to do this, It is ready to reduce the cost of con struction to a minimum and at the same time to push its business to the maximum. This, with the increasing cost of lumber, means that the steel elevator will be better and better able to compete with the wooden elevator. What This Means Xow, There will be no immediate change in our plant, Expansion depends largely upon the extent to which the business grows. Last year we were compelled to send 50 per cent of our orders to other factories to be filled. If that kind of thing keeps up, of course, a broadening out will be inevitable, and I see no reason why it should not keep up. We are ready to compete in the markets of the world, and that means growth all aloug the line. The application of the Ohippewas on the White Earth agency that field and garden seeds be issued to them will not be granted by the Indian office. There is no money available for the purpose. The commissioner also acted adversely on the application of the White Earth band to cut and manufacture 30,000 feet of pine. This action was taken on account of the approaching end of the logging season. 60 CENTS PER DAY will buy the average man a 20-y«ar en dowment policy for $5,000 In the State Mutual Life Assurance Company of Wor cester, Mass. The chances that he will collect the money himself ar«: 80 in 100 at age 30, 78 in 100 at age 35. 74 in 100 a L age 40. The policy as an Investment In as good as a savings bank aocount and gives twen ty years life insurance without cost. In another respect it is far better than a sav ngs bank. Every man who knows himself Unowg that he is very unlikely to make a regular deposit in a savings bank for twenty years. Something or other takes tha money before the account is very old. But the policy will be kept up and at maturity the amount 1« usually clear gain. It represents small savings which would have been spent had the policy not been taken. Send a card with age to the State Mutual office and you will receive a fac simile of their new policy. The Massa chusetts insurance law offers greater se curity to the insured than Is found else where. C. W. Van Tuyl, general agent, 505-9 Lumber Exchange. NO COIN FOR JONES University Professor Rejects Salary for Supervising Athletics. WHEREAT THE STUDENTS CHEER Ba»eiiall Mas* Meeting at the "I"— :: '• . , Or. Burton to Organize m - Faculty Nine. v - . ->'. Enthusiasm over baseball is not want ing at the "V," although the season is not yet opened. This was manifest at a great mass meeting held in chapel yes terday, attended by more than a thou sand students. Speeches were made con cerning the prospects of the season and the preliminary work, now under way, and finances were discussed. Dr. Burton was the first speaker, and if anything were lacking to create enthu siasm, he furnished it. He urged the stu ; dents to support baseball as they did foot ball last fall. He said that Minnesota is bound to acquire a championship habit, t>o that it would be as natural for the athletic teams to win as for their oppon ents to lose. Dr. Burton suggested a fac ulty baseball team. He said that such a thing is badly needed and is, in fact, sure to be organized if he and several other professors could make it a go. Dr. Bur ton put in a formal application for first base. Dr. Williams, who has charge of ath letics at the "U" was introduced as the man who is doing the most towards aid ing Minnesota in forming the champion ship habit. He talked plain business, giv* ing information concerning the condition and prospects of the team and stating the necessity of the financial as well as the moral support of the students. Prof. Junta Demur™. Professor Jones also had much to say concerning the necessity of liberal patronage of athletic games by the stu dents. He read from a paper of yester day that the board of regents had elected him faculty supervisor of athletics with a salary of $300 a year, to be paid out of the athletic association's funds. Pro fessor Jones said he doubted if the re gents exactly understood their relation to athletic associations, and said that liis understanding is that the latter are per fectly independent. He said, emphatical ly, that he was not Interested in ath letics for mercenary reasons. He would gladly serve in any capacity in which he is needed, but he would not accept any thing for those services. At the next meeting" of the athletic association, he said he "would object to the payment of the salary on personal grounds. Prdfes sor Jones' statement called forth vocifer ;ous applause, the students had hardly known how to take the action of the board,, but they could not see the philos ophy at expending $300 «, year to have 'their athletic affairs supervised when they were being so admirably conducted gratis, especially when the necessity of talking finances confronted them at every mass meeting. Professor Jones has always been popular with the students. His atti tude this morning served to increase that regard. Professor Jones heartily sec onded Dr. Burton's suggestion of a faculty baseball tsam. He made application for the position at second base. GEN. WASHBURN'S PRAISE The Marine Band. He inslxtH. Is a Mnsical Wonder. It is difficult to find a former Wasbing tonian who is not in love with the Marine band which is to give concerts at the Ly ceum this afternoon and evening. General Washburn is one of those who is food of the musical boys of the marine corps. When asked about the band to-day he could find nothing too good to say of it. "It was good when I was in Washing ton," he said, "and I understand it is even better now, though I can hardly see how that can well be. To have heard the band once is to want to hear it again. As a resudt the band Is in great demand in Washington, especially at large functions. It is always on hand at the White House at the big receptions." It is worthy of mention in this connec tion that to General Washburn belongs a part of the credit of getting the band here, or, at least, of its getting permission to make a tour of the west. When the gen eral learned that there was talk of the band's making such a tour, he wrote to Secretary Long and urged that permission be granted, and it was. This will give the concerts of the band a local interest that is sure to result in the attendance of a large audience at all of the concerts. A YELLOWSTONE TRANSFER Yellowstone Park Company Sells Out v to Transportation Company. In St. Paul yesterday the property of the Yellowstone National Park association, valued at $1,000,000, was transferred to the Yellowstone .;;; Park Transportation company. The property includes the fol lowing hotels, their valuation also being given: Mammoth Hot Springs, $200,000; Fountain, $100,000; Lake, $75,000; Grand Canyon, $100,000, and four lunch stations; valued at $25,000. The new company Is composed of H. W. Childs of St. Paul and S. F. Huntley and E. W. Dache of Helena. A new hotel Will be built at Upper Gey ser basin. ' J. H. Dean will probably be general manager. ' :\r - . SEWED UP FOR THE WINTER Why Thia Boy Could Xot Enter tlie Settlement Kindergarten. Mall and Express. Thl3 is. a true story, and it was told to the reporter by a prominent worker in one of the east side settlements. The other day a woman living in Rivington street brought her little son to the Settle ment house and expressed a desire to have him enter the kindergarten. The child had a bright face, but it was woefully dirty, and one of the settlement rules is that all pupils must present at least a clean exterior. So the teacher looked at the little boy and said: "Why, certainly he can come to tb« kindergarten, but we want all the children to be clean. Give him a good bath to-night and send him to us in the morning." "Bath!" gasped the mother. "How can I bathe him? I've sewed him up for the winter." A HELPMATE IN TRUTH. Leslie's Weekly. Marjorle—The new rector's wife Is bo worldly I don't think she can be of much assistance to- him. Madge—Why, my dear, she couldn't do more. Only for her they could never have planned the trip abroad next summer. She brought about no less than six Easter weddings in his congregation. SARATOGA OIL AND PIPE LINE CO., I OF BEAUMONT, TEXAS. CAPITAL STOCK $1,000,000, Fully Paid and Nonassessable* "'.' ■ ■ - This company owns leases on 1,027 acres of proven oil lands in 21 differ* ent tracts, part of which is within one-half mile of the great Sturm Gusher struck March 26, and estimated to flow 40,000 barrels per day, and only one mile from the great Lucas Gusher, flowing 70,000 barrels in 24 hours. Work will begin at once. Other wells arc down over 800 feet on land that joins ours and a gusher may be brought in any day that will make us certain of success, and our stock worth par. The following,dispatch will give an Idea of the enormous out-put of the Lucas wells AUSTIN, TEXAS, March 27.—Judge R. A. Greer.' member of the Texas legislature, returned here yesterday from a visit to the new oil district. Ho says that a test has just been made of the flow of the great Lucas oil gusher, and that the result exceeded the most sanguine expectations of the owners of the well. The flow was turned into an oil tank which has a capacity of 85,000 barrels. This tank was filled in twelve houss, lacking twelve minutes. At this rate the flow of the well per day of twenty-four hours is 70,000 barrels. This is about 20,000 barrels greater than any other well in the world, including the greatest producer ever struck in the oil district of Russia. At the price of 40c per barrel, the Lucas well will bring to Guffey & Galey, the owners, a revenue of $28,000 per day. If the well holds out for one year at the present rate, the revenue which it would bring to its owners will reach the fabulous sum of $10,220,000. Judge Greer says there are eight wells situated in the immediafe vicinity of the Lucas well, which will be ■'brought in" within the next ten days. Officers and Directors of the Saratoga Oil and Pipe Una Co. are all well known Minneapolis, Minn., and Mason Gity, lowa, busines men : DIRECTORS: ' BmT IF Mk •if 1 • Secretary—W. I. ricAlllster. Secretary Greene President -James Quirk, President Quirk Mill- B £w^&#l $3? & Western Telephone Company, Mason City, President-James Quirk, President Quirk Mill- «f HWiyßi^^B «%p^ lowa. Co. and director Security Bank of Tllnne- « m Treasurer-A. Kime. President and General *otai Minneapolis Minn -' ■ ■" ■^—■^'-—' —' Treasurer—A. Kime, President and General Vice President and General Manager-W.B. "\ MM MB & Manager Greene & Western Telephone Com- Brice, President nason City & Clear Lake Ry., . WL MM M mm pany, Hason City, lowa. mason City, lowa. M E&ESSEJ L. A. Lydiard, City Clerk, Minneapolis, Minn. This Company offers 150,000 shares of stock at 25e per share, par value of $1.00, but does not sell less than 100 shares. Send for prospectus to-day. Address all communications and make cheeks, drafts, and money orders payable to Saratoga Oil antf Pipe Line Co., 415 North western Building, Minneapolis Minn. HITS THE CLUBS Halvorsen-Haugland Bill Is Aimed at the "Blind Pigs." The Halvorsen-Haugland 'blind pig" bill passed the senate yesterday. There was a lively debate in the senate yesterday over the Halvorsen-Haug land bill to prohibit so-called "blind pigs" and club rooms in such places as it is il legal to sell liquor. It was contended by the members from Minneapolis and St. Paul that if the bill became a law in its present form it would prohibit the sale of liquor at the Minneapolis club, the Commercial club, the Elks' lodge room, the Lafayette and other clubs at Minne tonka. Unless the bill is amended in some way to except these social organizations i to keep liquors solely for the accommo dation of its members, the twin city sena tors will probably vote against it as a unit. At the opening of the afternoon session I Senator Halvorsen gave notice of a mo | tion to reconsider the vote by which S. F. i 500 was passed. This bill provides for the I appointment by the superintendent of ptib | lie instruction of two inspectors for semi graded and rural schools. It is opposed by v number of county superintendents who say that it will deprive them of all their authority. The new bogus butter bill, introduced yesterday by Senator Young, was passed under suspension of the rulee. MUST RETURN MONEY | Police Relief Association to Be Re habilitated. The annual meeting of the Police Relief association, already overdue, will proba bly be heid now in a few d*iya. Judge Brooks" decision holding the scheme of | distribution of then association's assets among ihe members to be illegal necessi tates spec-dy action along some definite line. It is expected that the association will accept the court's decision as final and take steps to put the organization on a sound foundation. It is probable also that suits will be brought to recovevr the amounts drawn out by the retiring mem bers. The trustees and officers may also find themselves in trouble. Captain Jacob Hem, in whose name the suit for an in junction-was brought, declares that there will be no quarter shown. Those members who drew out must pay back all the money taken out, he insists, and if they are execution proof, then the officers will be held responsible and sued on their bonds. The original assets must be made good, he declares, and the association continued along the old beneficent lines. NO T GUIL TV We Invite Bur Customers to Please Read the Following: Owinjj to the prevalence of typhoid fever in the city and to the existence of a number of cases among the university students, the executive committee some time ago ordered an investigation of the purity of the spring water used at the university. Prof. Carel reported that while the water in the spring was pure the carts in which it was brought to the university were very unclean and that horse hair and other filth was found in the water. The executive committee will take immediate action to remedy this condition. « The above was published in the daily papers on April 4th and sth in the general report 6f the Regents of The 9taie University. Which report while undoubtedly true is of a detrimental nature to the Spring Water business in general. It is pretty rough on our competitor who does supply the U. of M. But in simple Justice to ourselves and our customers who are dependant on us for their water supply we want eveiy person in this city to know that we do not and have not supplied the University of Minnesota with Spring Water. Therefore the above report does not refer to the condition of the Spring Water delivered by us. We are constantly planning and working to improve the methods of handling our products, realizing the importance of retaining the purity of our Spring Water from the moment it is drawn from the Spring until it reaches the consumers' hands. OUR WAGON TANKS ARE CLEAN. OUR BOTTLES ARE CLEAN. OUR COOLERS ARE CLEAN. Look at our rigs, inspect them for yourselves. We are now installing a steam house wherein all our bottles, cases and pails will be thoroughly cleansed inside and out with steam, every day before being filled. Furthermore w> are having a sanitary pail made which has a cover so constructed and attached that the pails are automatically covered whether filled or empty. TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN:— MINNEAPOLIS, MINN., Jua« 23rd, 1900. I hereby certify that during the past ten years I have on numerous occasions made chemical analyses of the waters from the springs controlled by the Glenwood-Inglewood Spring Water Co., and have invariably found them to be of excellent quality for drinking purposes. They are of a moderate degree of hardness only, and are practically true from organic impurities. In obtaining samples for analysis I have pursued various plans: in some cases I have taken the samples direct from the springs themselves, at other times I have taken from the wagons of the company as I have found them in the streets at still other times I have taken them from the coolers in buildings supplied by them. My experience would tend to convince me that the waters from these springs were naturally excellent that the springs were well and intelligently cared for, and that the water as placedtipon the market was carefully handled so as to prevent loss of its purity. I think very highly of these waters as drinking waters and have full confidence in tneir character wherever they may be found. Signed, CHARLES W. DREW, ph. B M D T^M The GLENWOOD-INGLEWOOD CO.l3^r " SATUKDAY. EVENING." APBIL 6, 1901. THE MCDONALD FUNERAL DAUGHTER OP THE REVOIATION Mm. Nancy E. McDonald Is Laid to 1 •: \ Rest—Patriotic * Society Mem-r * bers ' Attend. The funeral services for the late Mrs. Nancy E. McDonald were held yester day at the residence of Mrs. Robert Stratton. daughter of the deceased. The burial service, as read by Dr. M. D. Shut ter of the Church of the Redeemer, con tained much consolation for grieving hearts. Dr. Shutter's address <k jalt with the beautiful character and unselfish and noble life of Mrs. McDonald. C. E. Fisher, a neighbor and family friend, sang "Near er My God to Thee" and "1 Would Not Live Alway." The rooms were filled with flowers that gave evidence of the uni versal esteem in which Mr*. McDonald was held. The casket was almost cov ered with sprays of white roses and vio lets tied with white ribbons, or the blue and white badge ribbon of the Daughters of the Revolution, sent by the three chap ters of the city, Minneapolis chapter, of which Mrs. McDonald was a highly honored member, Colonial chapter and Monument chapter. The corner of the room back of the casket was completely banked with sheaves of lilies tied with purple rib bons, one large one being sent by Mr. Stratton's Knights of Pythias lodge. The casket was lined with lilies of the Valley, Mrs. McDonald's favorite flower, which her friends felt to be a peculiarly fitting emblem of her sweet and unassuming life, that breathed the fragrance of wom anly sympathy and kindliness. The attendance was large, the patriotic societies of Minneapolis and St. Paul be ing largely represented to do honor to the passing beyond of the only "real" Daugh ter of the Revolution in the city. The in terment will take place at Ft. Wayne, the former home of the family. BUYS WISCONSIN LAND Report That Rockefeller Acquires n Harbor. Toledo, Ohio, April 6.—The Bee pub-, lishes a story, that .\ Dr. Ash, a for mer resident of this city, has sold to John D. Rockefeller for $1,000,000. 160 acres in northern Wisconsin which Dr. Ash pur chased in 1884 for $1,000 on speculation. The tract is said to include the only natural harbor in northern Wisconsin. ■ : "OMAHA'S" ANiMML A Slight Decrease in .\et ■ Earnings Reported. The twentieth annual report of the "Omaha" road was made public yesterday. It shows net earnings for the past year to have been ' $3,852,846.20—a decrease of $117,832.34. : THE FOLLOWING LETTER EXPLAINS ITSELF: DEMING SAVES HIS BILL HE MAS TO HIVE IT RECALLED A Legal Dilemma Involved In It-. Provision**— ' Attempt •',>>-' 7 ; to Mend It. >y . Prompt action by Representative Dem ing just saved his famous parole bill yes terday. The bill had been in the hands ) of the attorney general for two days, for j an opinion as to its constitutionality, and yesterday was the last day for its consia eration. The governor either had to sign it or veto it, and in order to fore stall a possible veto Mr. E)eming moved to recall the bill from the governor's hands, and lay it on the table. The point at issue is the right of the I chief justice to participate in exercising the power of parole. Mr. Deming will en deavor to have the bill amended so as j to require the consent of only the gov ernor and perhaps the attorney general, along with that of the board of prison managers. Should he succeed there will be no question as to the validity of the act. If the governor had signed it in its present shape, the law might have been kno.ked out. Attorney General Douglas spent all morning preparing bis opinion. It hinged on the question whether the act of parole is an exercise of the pardoning power. The constitution gives the chief justice a share in the pardoning power, and if the law is construed to make paroling an exercise of the pardoning power, then the board of pardons should parole, and not the board of prison managers. The situation is a dilemma. Either the chief justice has no power to parole or the board of managers and their succes sors, the board of control, have no such right. Douglas' Opinion. Attorney General Douglas' conclusions" follow: Tested by the rule established by tho uni form line of authorities, the enactment in question, in my judgment, is unconstitu tional: either for the reason that it assigns to the judiciary other than judicial functions, not within the single limitation of the con stitution, or it is delegation of executive power to the board of managers of the statj prison, which, by article 5 of the constitution, as amended, is vested in a board of pardons. Authorities in other states are found to be conflicting, however, and the attorney general makes the following recom mendation: In view of the conflict of opinion between emihent authorities, I suggest that, for the purpose of permitting the court of last re aort in this state to answer the question def initely, your excellency approve the act, or inform the friends of the bill of the obje - tions thereto, which may lead to Its recall and amendment and elimination of one of the serious features suggested.