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FRIDAY EVENING. MAY 17. 1901.
YERXA §gf TELEPHONE MAIN 353 Will connect you with either of the Yerxa Stores. PRICES FOR MAY 18: "Hoffman Boose" Coffee. In blending.roasting- and supplying- for thirty (30) cents a pound a rich Java and Mocha flavored Cof fee we stole a march on the world —and the world's best experts have been vainly attempting: for eight years to match the superb blend with a forty-five (45) cent Coffee. <f9*k«U' Coffee is a bang-up Sso 90* HODII flavor, but sell hero for.. LLv "nil a am" Blend isn't matched by any 20c UUcSn coffee we have tested or iCm •can hear of. Its price here is I9C iiM8 | A || T«« Is as maitnincent a rainarQa tea oieudofnuesc (»-. lon and India Teas as are grown. Its ought to-be price Is one dollar a pound— fin. the Yerxa price Is DUG "Wax Beans, lb •• $c Asparagus, full sized bunch, each..... 3c Spinach, peck M ?c Pie Plant, lb •••• lc Fancy Lettuce, large bunch ........... 2c Good Lemons, dozen ............10c Bahama Pineapples, each 14c Florida Pineapples, each 20c STRAWBERRIES A large consignment for to-morrow (Saturday's sale). We are advised that the quality will be excellent. Our prices trill be right by the case or single box. ROSE BUSHES American Beauty, northern grown; good condition for transplanting. GRAPE FRUIT. 40c, 50c and 60c dozen. BUTTER Sweet, dairy 14c, 160, 18c iaple Syrup SiSS:::::.::::::|?S lapie syrup 4g o r # r Quart tin 230 Beef, Iron and Wine *>«!• 9c Graham Flour a^:.2sc Healthall Flour »*. *«.... 30c Healfhall Breakfast Food, Oil* neaitnaii Mb bag cue Soap Ifor b*riT T?.. oap. 25c Bijou Wash Boards ■* 15c •This Is a good one, worth double the money, Helsen's Gelatine package 9c Prunes pwu 3Jc Caiin Keller & Boss', IOIa OOUP 3-lb.cans „._. 142 C Good Rice Lb... _Sk Pearl Tapioca loLa 4e Lamp Chimneys Each 4c Scrubbing Brushes £&.%9c Broom a ...™l9c Parlor Hatches maim 9c Hominy b pounds ...10c Cheese £*~ 18c Peerless Market. .Round Steak ...lie Hamburger Steak 8c Chuck Steak 9c Fine Standing Rib Roast 12% c Pot Roast Sc Thick Boiling Beef 6c-7c Rib Boiling Beeef 4c Pork Chops 10c Pork Roast and Loins 9c Pork Shoulders 8c Leg Lamb 12% c Leg Mutton 10c California Hams .....*• 8c Fine Turkeys and Chickens. »AA For Cleaning Watches. •"" For Mainsjjrings. JOHN S. ALLEN, Agent, JEWELER. 110 Guaranty Loan, Ground Floor. Take Comfort ** Lake This summer, by leaving your town house under the protection of our Burglary Policy. FRED L. GRAY, GENERAL AGENT, 1218-1226 Guaranty Building, Telephone 1636 Main. Great Western Wire & Iron Works Ornamental Iron & Wire Work \rrite for Catalog AH I^l a Its tor Jrour interest. that you buy the &■ A£| Q fiM £& t% I & best possible piano at' the smallest pos- Wild Ml'S' sible price. It's for our interest to sell _ you a piano. These two statements sound RltmiOCt —^^^^K^^^ different, but they are precisely one and IIVmIIvwI '^^^^^B^^^^v. the same. We want to proffer a very -m reasonable request. We want to ask you ' to give us a chance to prove this to you ""■"■"' ' ' ' ™I^™™™ before you buy a piano. We have told you our story a great many times —told pa ■ A ■■> *-1 you how good our pianos are— told you P AfifOC JR *fas 51 iff ft that we are able to buy pianos cheaper and rVwIVI IK IVUIIIV E ell them cheaper than others can—and why? Give us a chance to prove it. New . _ _ ■ m ll* II i McPhail, Crown, Sterling and Huntington 40 bin Sli Si 9 COfi RICOIISfi Pianos, cash or $10 monthly. THE CITY TOWN TALK Nagel plants fine vases and flower beds. Greenhouses, 1118 W Lake. Exhibit and sale of pictures, Beard Art Co., this -week. Forty per cent discount. School pictures, school memorials, factory prices. Bintllffs factory, 417 First avenue S. Auction to-morrow, 10 a. m., furnishings of eight-room flat, at Bowen's, 44 Seventh st S. 1901 bicycle snap; Tribune, $35. Northwes tern Motor Vehicle Co., 611-13 First avenue S. Now is the time to get Mendenhall to plant your flower bed, vases at cemetery and any other floral work. S7 Sixth street S. Flowers for funerals and all other pur poses shipped to all parts of the northwest. Mendenha'll. florist. 37 Sixth street S. Subscribe for all magazines, papers, etc., and get your binding done at the Century News Store, 8 Third street S, near Henuepiu avenue. Protect your silver, other valuable and papers by using the Safe Deposit and Storage Vaults of the Minnesota Loan and Trust Co., 313 Nicollet avenue. Mrs. Pedereen, 2219 Eleventh avenue S, suf fering from cancer of the stomach, has" gone thirty days without tasting food. It is prob able that she will not live another week. The Banda Rosaa will play at Harriet again. The season will last six weeks, open ing Saturday afternoon. June 22. Three skil ful soloists will be present. Concerts will be given afternoons and evenings. At a meeting of Minneapolis Odd Fellows, Wednesday evening, at which thirteen Min neapolis lodges -were represented, lt^ was cided to arrange a big excursion to North field, about the middle of July. A popular entertainment will be held in St. Louis Park M. E. church this evening, con sisting of vocal and instrumental music, read ings, etc. The St. Louis Park orchestral band will give selections. Mrs. Fletcher will render solos. On account of the appearance of a larg< number of bogus due lk-eus* tags the mayo: has instructed the police to visit every house^ holder who owns a dog and make him show the city clerk' 3 receipt for the payment of th( dog tax. Battery B was inspected last evening. Fifty-eight men were on the floor and made an especial hit with the "dlminiahing drill" with guns. Generals Libby and Bend were present. A game of basket ball followed the inspection and muster. The 3outh high school declamatory contest will be held to-night. The members of the Junior class, who won in the preliminary trial on May 10, will speak. The orchestra will furnish music. Senator Clapp, Judge Hicks and Alexander McCune will be the Judges. Deputy United States Marshal Nimocks brought John McMartln from Hubbard coun ty yesterday to 6erve a term of fifteen days in jail. He was also sentenced to pay a fine of $100. McMartln was convicted at Duluth. some time ago, for cutting timber on United States land. He claims to have though he was cutting on his own land. The 1901 city directory, to be issued by the Minneapolis Directory company, will be dis tributed about July 30. The work of com piling is progressing rapidly. Dispatching, or running down errors and omissions, which reauires a large force of men, will begin May 24. Persons who have changed their address or business may have corrections made If they report at once. At the meeting last night of the mem bers of Grace church and the petitioners for removal of the building to the neighborhood of Twenty-eighth street and Humboldt ave nue, committees were appointed to make im mediate investigation of sites offered. A cougregational meeting will be held soon. The church lots will be sold and the balance of the money will be raised by subscription. Further arrangements were made last even inb at the supper and business meeting of the Y. M. C. A. to secure the international convention for Minneapolis in 1903. Com mittees W6re appointed to co-operate- with the Minneapolis association. President North rop will represent the university association at Boston in June, and will lend his assist ance to the project. The committee on rail road rates was appointed as follows: W. >.. Carroll. I. X. Seeley. E. W. Peck; committee on badges, I. C. Seeley, Dr. J. F. Force and H P. Goddard. The report of the state treasurer. Mr. Goddard, showed that the committee has $100 on hand. THE WEATHER The Predictions. Minnesota —Generally fair to-night and Saturday, except, possibly, showers i"n north portion Saturday; southeast winds. Wisconsin—Fair to-night, possibly . fol lowed by showers Saturday in north and west portions; southeast winds. lowa — Partly cloudy with possibly showers Sat urday and in west portion to-night; southeast winds. Xorth Dakota —Gener- ally fair tonight and Saturday; cooler Saturday and in west portion to-night; north shifting to west winds. South Da kota—Generally fair to-night and Satur day, except possibly thunderstorms in eastern portions to-night; south to west winds. Montana—Generally fair to-night and Saturday; cooler to-night and in east portion Saturday; westerly winds. For Minneapolis and vicinity—Fair to night and Saturday. Weather Conditions. It is raining this morning at Kansas City, Dodge City and Oklahoma, and there has been rain during the past twenty-four hours in Kansas, Oklahoma, New Mexico and northern Texas, in the vicinity of Lake Superior and in Wash ington and Oregon. The heaviest rains were 2.28 inches at Abliene and 1.78 at Marquette. It is cooler than it was yes terday morning in the extreme south west," and in the Pacific northwest, and generally somewhat warmer elsewhere. This morning's temperatures are above 60 degrees in the whole central valley re gion and thence northward to Battlefon! and Prince Albert, and 70 degrees or higher in western North Dakota and east ern Montana, 78 degrees being reported at Miles City. Yesterday's temperaures were very high in the Dakotas, Montana and the British possessions, being above 85 degrees in all this region, and from 92 degrees to 98 degrees in western North Dakota and Montana. The pressure is low in the extreme north. —T. S. Outram, Section Director. Maximum Temperatures. Maximum temperature for the twenty four hours ending at 8 a. m. to-day: Upper Mlsslsippi Valley— Minneapolis 84 La Crosse 82 Davenport 82 St. Loula fcO Lake Region- Port Aruth 60 Buffalo 70 Detroit 68 Sault Ste. Marie... 68 Marquette 74 Escanaba 68 Green Bay 80 Milwaukee 62 Chicago 70 Duluth 82 Hough ton 74 Northwest Territory- Winnipeg 80 Missouri Valley— Kansas City 72 Omaha 78 Huron S2 Moorhead 86 Bismarck 8S Williston 84 Ohio Valley and Tennessee- Memphis 84 Knoxville S2 Pittsburg 76 Cincinnati 76 Atlantic Coast- Boston 64 New York 74 Washington 76 Charleston 76 Jacksonville 84 Gulf States— Shreveport 82 Galveston 80 Montgomery 90 New Orleans 83 Rocky Mountain Slope— Havre 92 Helena 86 Modena 82 North Platte 76 Denver 74 Dodge City 70 Oklahoma 68 Abilene 88 El Paso SO Santa Fe 68 Pacific Coast- Spokane 58 Portland 62 Winnemucea 82 San Francisco ... 60 Los nAgeles 68 A NATURAL INFERENCE. Brooklyn Eagle. Parkville—There's talk of getting up a milk trust. Rockaway—l'il bet that would be watered. THE MINNEAPOLIS JOURNAL. STATUS OF THE "U" Attorney General's Opinion as to Effect of B. of C. Act. THE REGENTS ARE INDEPENDENT Bat They Will Doubtless Attempt to Make Some Arrunuement Satisfactory to All. Attorney General Douglas has replied to the questions asked him by former Governor J. S. Pillsbury. He has made the anticipated ruling th^t the university is not affected by the board of control act. Standing upon this opinion, the board of regents can make what terms it pleases with the board of control, or may refuse to make any terms. The members of the board of regents recognize, however, that the intent of the legislature was to place the nuances of the university under the supervision of the board, and will try to make some arrangement satisfactory to all concerned. There is no disposition to antagonize the new board, and the regents will, no doubt, invite its mem bers to meet them June 4, and adjust the question. The attorney general's opinion covers other minor questions, though it declines to lay down the exact relations the two boards would sustain if the regents were to come voluntarily under the board's au thority. Gov. I'lllubnry'o Questions. Governor Pillsbury put the following questions: Firsts-Is the University of Minnesota legal ly Included in the board of control act? .Second—lf you hold that the University of Minnesota is not legally bound by the iaws, does that fact invalidate the whole law? Third—lf the University of Minnesota sub mits to the provisions of the law, bow and by whom should plans and specifications for new buildings be prepared, and how and by whom contracts for supplies and for con structing new buildings be made? Fourth—Will you construe sections 8, 18, 19, 22 aud 44, and advise what power the board of regents now have, assuming that the act legally includes the university? Fifth—lf you decide that the University of Minnesota is not legally bound by the law, could the vrlverslty co-operate with the board of control on the lines laid down in the act, without jeopardizing or surrendering any of the rights of the board of regents 7 Mr. Douglas' Reply. The attorney general makes the follow ing reply: To your first Inquiry, I beg to say, that the aot referred to, being chapter 122 of the Gen eral Laws of 19C1, is, in my opinion un constitutional, in so far as it applies in terms to the University of Minnesota, for the reason that such subject is not expressed in its title, and therefore offends the provi sions of section 27, of article 4 of the state constitution. To your second inquiry, I beg to state that the rule is established by repeated decisions of the court of last resort in this state, tha.t the Invalidity of like enactments, as ap plied to one branch of a subdivided subject, does not render such acts void as applied to the features expressed in the title. Replying (o your third Inquiry, if the uni versity submits to the provisions of the law, In my opinion, plans and specifications for new buildings should be prepared by the architect employed by the board of control. Under the provisions of section 32, all con tracts for the erection and repair of build ings, and for the improvement of grounds or properties of the university, should be entered Into by the chief executive officers of the institution, subject to the approval and revision, of the board of control. This section also provides that all plans and specifications for such buildings or improve ments shall be prepared under the direction of the board. In your fourth inquiry you request a con struction of sections 8, 18, 19, 32 and 44, as suming that the act incudes the university. Attention neod hardly be called to the scope cf this question. Until various inquiries likely to arise are presented, they can hard ly be anticipated in all their bearings, and the sections referred to construed with that certainty which would render an answer of any substantial value. If this contingency arises, I shall take pleasure in considering in detail any question presented, if I can be of any assistance to you. Replying to your inquiry, aside from un official consultation with Its members and voluntary compliance with suggestions made, I do not see how the university authorities can co-operate with the board of control without "surrendering the rights" of the board of regents. Proposition of Xormal Schools. The normal school board has already placed itself under the control of the board of a voluntary act. Having waived the question of unconstitutionality, the normal schools will be controlled by the board in their financial affairs, as the body of the act prescribes. Sew Service to St. Loaii via "The Milwaukee" Line. Commencing Sunday, May 19, the Chi cago, Milwaukee & St. Paul will inau gurate through sleeping car service be tween the Twin Cities and St. Louis. The sleeper will be carried daily on the train leaving Minneapolis 7:50 a. m. and St. Paul 8 a. m., arriving St. Louis 7 o'clock following morning. The route is via Chicago, Milwaukee & St. Paul, lowa Central and Wabash Rail ways, making a very direct line—passing through a very interesting portion of the country. i 3 am JH ' ■ RICHARD MANSFIB LD A3 HENRY V. A recent photograph of the great Americ an actor-manager In the Shaksperean Tole which has brought him his greatest fame. M.-. Mansfield's wonderful production of "Henry V." will be seen at the Metropolitan the latter part of next week. COM. CLUB COMMITTEES \auie> of Chßlrmfß, Meeting Place and Hour. For the information of the members of the club and the general public having business with that organization the time and place of meeting of the various Com mercial club commltties engaged In the public work 13 given below : Public affairs committee, 8. H. Hall, chair man. Every Monday at 6:30 p. m. in the Commercial Club rooms. Finance committee, A. C. Paul, chairman. Kvery Tue3day at 12:30 p. m. in the Com mercial Cluo rooms. State and county committee, C. S. Cairns, chairman. Every Monday at 12 o'clock in Commercial Club rooms. Legislative committee, J. C. Haynes, chair man. Every Monday at 1:80 p. m. in Com mercial Club rooms. Public health committee. Dr. C. A. Mc- Collom. chairman. Every Wednesday after noon at 1 o'';'cck in Commercial Club rooms Real estate and investment^ committee, W. Y. Chute, chairman. Every Wednesday at 12:30 p. m. in Commercial Club rooms. Publicity committee, Charles W. Gardner, chairman; H. V. Jones, vice chairman. Every Thursday at 12:15 p. m. in Commercial Club rooms. Railway, mail and telegraph committee, Er nest F. Smith chairman. Every Thursday at 1 p. m., room 533, Andrus building. Insurance committee, Frank Towle, chair man. Every Wednesday at 3:30 p. m., room E3B, Andrus building. Jobbers, mar ufacturers and mercantile com mittee, F. E. Kenaston, chairman. F. L. Mc- Clellan, vice chairman. Every Tuesday at 1 p. m., room 533, Andrus building. Convention and public entertainment com mittee. F. R. Salisbury, chairman; John Les lie, vice chairman. Every Wednesday at 1 p. m., room 533, Andrus building. Municipal affairs committee, James Gray, chairman. Every Monday at 1 p. m., room 533, Andrus building. NAMED AFTER THE BOYS Xamea of the Remaining Steamer* of the Peavey Line. " George Peavey," " Frank Heffelflnger " and " Fred Wells " will be the names of the remaining three steamships of tne Peavey line, according to private advices received from Sioux City, lowa, by a friend of Frank H. Peavey. The four boats will therefore be named after Mr. Peavey, his son and his two sons-in-law. Sioux City folk are especially interested in the success of "the elevator and grain king," as Mr. Peavey is called in Sioux City, for it was there he made his start in a financial way. When 18 years of age he borrowed $50 to go to the lowa city from Maine. DRAWING ON ENGLAND Xo'rthfleld, Man., Bible,. School to Hear Rev. Samuel Chadivick. Rev. Samuel Chadwick, of Leeds, Eng., will be one of the speakers at the North field, Mass.. Bible school this year. Mr. Chadwick is prominent among the younger men in the Wesleyan body of England, and his ability as a bible student, with his great success in evangelistic effort, has placed him among the leading forces in aggressive Christian work in Great Brit ain. His prominence as a Wesleyan, to gether with his association with the Rev. G. Campbell Morgan of London.will doubt less attract large numbers of Methodists throughout the country to the confer ence. PARADE IS A FEATURE Gentry Brothers Trained Animal Show Coming to Minneapolis. Gentry Brothers' trained animal exhi bition, which will appear in Minneapolis all of next week, is famous among attrac tions of its kind. The animal actors have been the delight of the little ones and the wonder of grown-up patrons for years. The dogs, monkeys, elephants, camels and ponies are educated to perform feats that could hardly be expected of any thing with less intelligence than that possessed by man. It is announced that Gentry Brothers are making a feature of their parade this season. Each morning a parade will be given. The show grounds are the same as those used in former seasons, the va cant lots at Thirteenth and Xicollet ave nue. BLED TO DEATH. The 12-year old son of Mr. Sehram, the storekeeper at Cottage Grove, died a few days ago of loss of blood. The boy struck his chin upon a hard substance and hit his tongue. A blood blister formed and' later burst. A physician was summoned and the flow of blood stopped. Saturday it broke out afresh and before medical attendance could be summoned the child bled to death. American Welldig'irera. The city of Paris has had two artesian wells that required respectively nine and six years to be driven. But during the Paris exposition an American firm drove two other wells near that city in less than two months. The Fre.\<Jif were greatly surprised by the rapidity with which the Americans operated and also at the great saving in cost. The pure water from which "Golden Grain Belt" Beer is made comes from an artesian well 900 feet deep. This is only one element of its purity. This beer is brewed from the purest bar ley malt and hops, which give it the strength of bread and meat in a form which even an invalid can easily digest. It is the ideal summer drink and should be in every home. To get it, telephone "The Brewery," 486 Main. Immature wood, that is the wood of a tree which has not attained its full growth, is said not to be so durable as the wood of a fully grown tree. Saturday's ' I^^^^^ Japanese Fan Sale tC"V! •iTlnfc* • 1 >7i Greatest values in genuine Japanese Fans ■ M ~^^L.' »_ m iv« '^Sjt ever offered In this city. Speolal prices for &g3QGi3li .* : ■ ■ \WI^W • Mff ' Saturday. ■^ W^g^^B^^ dmtr^ 1,000 Fans, regularly 10c, S c CPMMMMfMM - >: NJT'Jflfrfchu uffSr^ Saturday ;..*'*■' Bangs* ''ffl^^^^^SSßß^jWr sKurd™ 8 'rogularly 15C> we In our Department of i^^^^^^^^p^^S/' 500 Fans; reguianyaoc, ' ij c &■«*■>£■ **.«....». Linn SO^-'^Sbi ■BP%---^ 'M£ ■ m^Z'r^m^', 70c nOUSejUrniSning |W"*T ™0 Fans; regularly 25c, ?0c Sundries, 100 regular $2.50 "Bon-Ton" Hammocks. • Saturday ..- ■*>vy- >i(h«t unit la* Pnir«iu>A close woven, deep valance, large C/ Off 500 Fans; regularly 40c, : 12r sth St. and Ist ay. Entrance. pmow and spreaders. Saturday... Saturday ... t3tJ£' •KmsssscsKseMas wp/r'i^rfti-n'if"" 10°^ close woven Hammocks, with large pit- 200 Fans; regularly 50c, A7r gPSg^gSaa&<gS^ Irlaksntln- .low and steel spreader; regularly Of c Saturday ***' "IftW^&^r2 W a first class *I*'so> Saturday a^ A little early to advertise Fans possibly, but iaJaaßpfißßßa warranted lie- 100 open weave Hammocks, with bent/JO^ hot weather is due, IsPi* TclisF^il fritter a tor, wood spreader; regularly $1, Saturday-*' gKSBB^i SilSSlSguK Special Sale ire Screen Special Book Sale ffllftXT ZSSt $13.60, Gift ninth ■ 1.000 standard Books, 15c each, "Little Cias- S^S^S^E>WBH Saturday*'v islUlil. sic" size, sweetly bound, printed from new ■Hw^wWTiiT^O 36 "White 20-inch and 22-Inch; regularly 13 cents, Q r type, popular titles, just what you want for BMP*fHD Mountain" Saturday, per yard ■'*' summer reading and commencement gifts. 83aw4flJ« cleanable Re- 24-inch and 20-lnch; regularly 15 cents, 11 r Anio" X ,em:M lo wiTl« ls> f^VLtnl BBBSltUMßarfmm ■ frig orators. Saturday per yard ' 11C the House of David, Black Beauty, Sketch 88•MBhlMi^ larire family no ■ H . , *. ,■"; I'"*^ Book, An English Woman's Love Letters, ■gkiifaH-iM size, filled with 28-nch and 30-inch: regnlarly 17 cents, /^/T Optic's Works. Beside the Bonnie Briar illlSM^iwii best charcoal Saturday, per yard ***' Bush. Hiawatha, Through the Looking 3? HwHai sheathing, koI- 32-Inch and 34-Inch: regularly 30 cents, lif. Glass, Elizabeth and her Ger- -^ mm ieStiM•V-^2iliiSslSM den oak finish Saturday, per yard at** man Garden, Black Rock; spe- #*% g~r *>W^S IB) heavy trim- 36-lnch and 38-inch; regularly 23 cents, /7> clal price for Saturday only, M.*J^ t^^^^^^^MpJS niinßs,regular- Saturday, per yard Mt *" each VT™?v lys^,Safrday New England Furniture & Carpet Co. r^r.n $14-J 5 New England Furniture & Carpet Co. 60 "Imperial" Refrigerators, style "B," oak • . O • ■ fnteVmgKruia Wr!y%: 8 8a nur hes c7bc •" Thß °—**™ Complete House Furnishers, ; J^s^S»^ sth St.', 6th St. and Ist Avo. So. Tale of a Heartless Midas One of the enterprising reporter* of a local morning paper not long ago had evidently found news hard to get, and wai wondering "what next," when the idea came to him that a little notion mingled with prosaic fact would suffice to make an interesting story for the day. Upon no other basis can a charitable person ex cuse the tale which appeared in print the next morning headed "A Midas in Our Midst," or with words of like import. The matter that followed purported to be an Interview with one George W. Arm strong, a resident of a well known city in the state of Washington, who was en route east on a trip in which business and pleasure were to be judiciously mixed. Mr. Armstrong said, or was made to say, that several years ago he had quit a little farm in the east and had made his way to the west in search of fortune. Many were the hardships and privations he had undergone, but success had come at last. He had made a great fortune—he was too modest to say just how much —yet he condescended to tell the scribe that he had found it much more profitable to dig gold than potatoes. A few days later a letter was delivered to George W. Armstrong, representative in the state legislature, who has offices in Temple Court. Although the postmark was plainly that of a city in which George had no correspondent he opened the letter and read something which surprised him very much indeed. The opening gave him a severe shock, for the letter began "My dear husband." Now George is a bachelor and to be addressed thus was a new sensation. Reading further he discovered that his better-half wished he would quit fooling around in the east, squandering what little money he had, come home, go to work and help support his family. He was told that the children were badly in need of clothes and that unless money was forthcoming for the repair of their wardrobes they would have to leave school. Finally he was informed that the sheriff had recently visited his home and ex pressed disappointment at his absence, but had promised to call again, for he had urgent business to transact. All in all the letter was about as comforting as a clause in your father's will cutting you off with a shilling. But the Minneapolis Armstrong, having no wife in Washington or anywhere else, is disposed to believe that the letter must have been for the "Midas" who posed as the hero of the morning paper story. Anyway the letter was returned to the post office marked "opened by mistake," bui the legislative George has ever since been wondering what millionaire George thought of himself when the missive reached its intended destination. The Potato Situation Old potato is about ready to quit. So Is the housewife. For the past two weeks a whole peck would produce only enough for meal. To the man who has his private carriage in waiting for him that counts as nothing, but to the common citizen and the man with the hoe it is sad news. . New potatoes have been on the market for the past three, weeks. They are precious things; that came from the Bermudas in barrels and -are about the size of the big glass "shooter" which the small boy is rolling across the marble ring. They are all right for royalty and people who had Northern Pacific stock to sell, but the man who lives by the sweat of the bald spot on his cranium has no place in his thoughts for such extravagance. Louisiana is sending a few to help out. The size is larger and there are hopes that the market will be lower on the Louisiana and Texas tuber by June 1. Arkansas will get into line a little later and then Kansas. The sunflower state usually breaks the stiff back of the new potato market and eases the situation until the middle of July when home industry begins to talk and the cruel war Is over for another year. .. ■■..m. .. » ■ ■ « » 't-rr Yankton's Temple for Masonry i _ ——- —rr~~ ; *—: —^ SDecial to The Journal. __ _. ... Yankton, S. D.. May If .-A Masonic tempi* will be erected In Yankton this sea son Work is expected to begin on June 1. and the corner .tone will be laid about June 15 The building will be dedicated at the regular fall meeting with the larg est class that ever entered Scottish Rite Masonry in the history of the state. The building will be 80x139 feet in size with the wall 55 feet from the ground to the eaves. It will be built entirely of stone end brick. It will be devoted ex clusively to the use of the Masonic bodies and will contain every for tbeircon venience from lodge rooms to library and a banqueting room. It will be the finest Masonio temple in the state. -^ "ARTS AND LETTERS" COURSE The Institute Announce* Two Sub stitute Entertainment*. Dr Prank W. Gunaalus of Chicago, and Charles Battell Loomis. the up-to-date humorist, are the two last in the Ustor distinguished people who have graced this season's Institute of Arts and Letters lecture course at the Lyceum theater. Both have been added to the course to take the places of others who could not come—Mme. Sarah Grand and Hamilton W. Mable. As stated some time ago ill health compelled Mme. Grand to abandon her projected American tour. The same cause deprives the Institute's patrons or the treat of a lecture by Dr. Mabie. For the first time in ten years Dr. Mabie'e health is such that he has been compelled to cancel a public engagement. His regret Is fully as keen aB that of the Institute in being under the necessity of announcing a change in its program. Dr. Gunsalus is to lecture next Tuesday evening, May 21, giving his famous and unequaled lecture on Savonarola, to which classic all other efforts of the kind are invariably compared. Charles Battell Loomis will appear Fri day evening. May 31. He will give read ings from "The Four Masted Catboat and Other Stories," and original impersona tions. Mr. Loomi3 is a leader among tne younger American humorists and his in terpretations of his own work are said to add to the charm of compositions which in plain black and white are irresistibly funny. A DOUBLE MISS. Oliver Ladouceur of -St. Paul was strid ing a sign across Robert street, between Third and Fourth, and was working his way band over hand along a pulley line. H» lost his hold -when about 40 feet in the air, and in falling, grabbed the street-car wires. His weight sagged the wires so that he almost touched the tracks. Had his feet touched the ground the circuit would have been com plete and be would have met instant death. USED A DEAD MAN'S NAME How a Denver Man Wanted to «Work" Uncle Sam. A smooth schemer in Denver, Col., tried to work the office of the adjutant general of Minnesota for the discharge papers of William Cogger, a soldier of the First Minnesota who was killed at Antietam. The papers were to be used In filing a claim to a section of land, under the act permitting old soldiers to aply their term of service on the time necessary for home steading. The application was signed "William Cogger," but an examination of the records shows that the William Cogger for whom the application was made has been dead thirty-nine years. The Plymouth Clothing House, Sixth &nd Nicollet. Hats U ii?l IJb i^VJL»a ■ Shoefc Correct Dress from Head to Foot. I- Boys and Girls' Shoes. 1 Bargains for Saturday—New, stylish Shoes at proper prices^to-fit all the juvenile feet.' » .'; ; Our Misses' heavy kid Oxfords, with Boys' Shoes, the new Oxblood color, spring heels and new round toes are very latest, — only $2.00. nobby—for only $1.35. //. • Youths' tan Willow Calf, Lace Shoes,, Children's Oxford Ties, sizes ,6- to 11, heavy soles—only 31.50. good syes worth $125-for only 98c. Gentlemen's Shoes, the nobby. ChUdren'. heavy k^Orfads, for rough wear, worth $1.35, sizes to —rlymoutn r. «__.., '1,- •; • • . price, $Ll2. . . - : $L7s—only -- f'JHHHBH 7 AMUSEMENTS METROPOLITAN NEJgF'. Tonight. THE Me &*&"• ..VILLAGE PARSON.. Sunday "THE HIGHWAYMAN" MR. RICHARD I MAY 23-24-25 Mansfield Henry V SEAT SALE BEGINS MONDAY. Rl IAII Mr Arthur Donaldson . "IwwiP The Singing Comedian In times more. "Carl S^r Carlson" rises. Matinee tomorrow. Base Ball University of Minnesota vs. University of lowa. Northrop Field, Saturday, May IS. Admission 25c. 3:30 p. m. . : 13th and Nicollet Aye. Week Commencing Mon^May 20 GENTRY BROS. FAMOUS TRAINED ANIMAL SHOW. Matinees Daily 2:30; Evenings at 8:15. Grand Free Street Parade dally at 11 a. m DEWEY r. Matinee Daily THEATRE .@ Evening at 8:15 "WORTH WHILE SEEING." % PriCeS Victoria Birlesprs 18! ABd Big vaudeville BUI. 3Oc Next Week Mabel Hazeltonß Co. WE DO ADVERTISE AND WE FIND IT PAYS. It 19 Making "THE BRILL" WHY? FAMOUS. 308-310 FIRST AY. S. Iftrescentl I%f Bit Bitter Store. I I SPECIAL SATURDAY I I Fine fresh churn- M A. ■ Ed creamery But- I gßk 9 ■ ter, 3 and 5-lb l^jf I I jars, per pound.. ■ I il All Fresh made Country I I Butter has a rich grassy m ■ flavor. Hundreds of jars I ■ just arrived, at ||| li4c,l6c&lßc| ■ Strictly M M I Dozen ■ ■ I I ICE CREAM 1 H Special Sunday will bel I Bisque of Almonds and ■ I Strawberry. || ■ One QA A Two Rfl^l IQt..OUO Qts.,OUU| I Tie Crescent Creamery Co.i H 618-820 HENNEPINAV. S