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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
"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
Hi. Letter Offering; #50.000 to the
I niveraity Board of
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
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
The Law Abolishing Them Goes
Into Effect.
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
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
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.
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.
The Lumber Mills Are Ready to
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.
James H. ( oiirUoh Taken Back to
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.
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.
A Baltimore Canner Will Establish
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;--:-.^'.----:'.--:-.^.. '■■■-: ••-•!■-
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Minneapolis to Be Steel Con-
struction Center.
It Decides to Enter a Field Hitherto
Neglected by It.
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
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
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
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.
University Professor Rejects Salary
for Supervising Athletics.
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
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.
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.
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 - .
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
"Bath!" gasped the mother. "How can
I bathe him? I've sewed him up for the
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.
CAPITAL STOCK $1,000,000,
Fully Paid and Nonassessable*
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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.
Halvorsen-Haugland Bill Is
Aimed at the "Blind
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
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.
| Police Relief Association to Be Re
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
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
Report That Rockefeller Acquires n
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. ■ :
A Slight Decrease in .\et ■ Earnings
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. :
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
Douglas' Opinion.
Attorney General Douglas' conclusions"
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
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.

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