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CITY NEWS Dr. Weit Here— Dr. Max West, statis tician of the national department of agricul ture, Is in Minneapolis and will remain about a month, . *. •■■*■ ■ ■ m May's Recruits—May's record for the local recruiting office was thirty eulistments, which number is much larger than was ex pected and larger than the muuth of May has produced since the office was opened. Ernest B. Rider, formerly of Company L, Thirteenth Minnesota, was one of the thirty. The Mayor Will Visit Fargo-While In the city recently Mayor' Johnson of Fargo Invited Mayor Ames aud Chief of Police Fred Ames to attend the Fargo fire festival this week. They accepted, and with Mayor Smith and Chief Conners of St. Paul will be pres ent. The four will be given a prominent place In the big parade. Bis Postal Receipts—The May re ceipts from the stamp sales in the Minne apolis office, as reported by Postmaster Love- Joy, show that the office is keeping up its regular gait of increase. The receipts for May, 1901, were $65,165.13; for May, 1900, $67. --§17.87, an increase of $7,547,215, or 13 per cent. ■...-;,: .••■■. _— ■ ...,*,- Ejt» worth League Delegate*—At the regular monthly business meeting of the First M. E. Church Epworth League the fol lowing delegates to the San Francisco con vention were chosen: Dr. E. R. Hare, Mrs. B. F. Nelson. Mr. and Mrs. W. G. Calder wood and Misses Lois Smith and Louise Which ell. First Avenue Sale—The sale of the three-story building at 214-211J First avenue 8 to L S, Gillette, through the agency of Edmund G. Walton, is reported. The build- Ing has a frontage of 47 feet. The considera tion is $11,000. The building was erected by George A. Brackett and ie occupied by the Minneapolis Plating company and the Pion e«r Pattern Model and Brass works. Park Hoard T»ee Planting — The park board has completed the work of tree planting for the year WOl. Evidences of the «ood work ia that direction are particularly noticeable on some of the streets of the eighth and thirteenth wards. Superintendent Berry has planted over two thousand trees since the season opened. They are placed forty feet apart, on each side of the street, making in the aggregate nearly eight miles of city streets improved in with double rows of shade trees in 1901. Joralemon's Luck — The Cataract Journal, published at Niagara Falls, which has coma to be a very important manufactur ing oity, reports the action of the school board in instructing Orchard & Joralemon to prepare plnis for new high school buildings to oost $150,000. The second name in this firm is familiar to builders and architects in Minneapolis, who will remember Ed Jorale inon as an artist in his profession. There are quite a number of monuments to Mr. Joralemon's excellent taste among the homes and public buildings of Minneapolis, where lie practiced his profession for several years. A LEASE OF ATCHISON STORY FROM EXCELLENT SOI'RCES It Is Offered in Explanation of the Demand for Atchison Securities. Boston, June 5. —It comes from excel lent sources to-day by way of explaining the present active demand for the Atchi son securities and the strength character izing the same, that influential directors of the road, including President Ripley, have been in conference in New York for two or three days past with representa tives of the Union Pacific road and its al lied lines, that a proposition has been made by these people for a lease of the Atchison property on a graduated guar anteed rental. The plan contemplates, it is claimed, a lease for a term of 100 years, a graduated guarantee of 4^ per cent on .the common stock for a period of ten years, 5 per cent for the next ten years, 5% for the third ten years, and 6 per cent thereafter. The preferred stock and bonds will also get a guarantee on the present basis. Officials have thus far failed to confirm the report. TAKEN FOR WHAT HE IS Democratic Spirit at Yale Which Gives Each Man a Chance. Ainslee's Magazine. Yale college—and by this is meant that part of the university exclusive of the scientific and professional schools—is the seat of a peculiar and old democracy. Each year several hundred freshmen will be found in the somber precincts of Alumni hall struggling with their en trance examinations. They have come from every section of the country, often from other countries. They represent the characters of differing people and sev eral conditions of society. Beside the im pecunious "grind" sits the scion of a mil lionaire. Over in the corner, beneath the picture of a reverend forefather, an awk ward fellow who has brought in from some rural district a salubrious shock of hair. Is shuffling his feet in evident dis comfort, while in the same tier the well gtoomed son of some old family strives to marshal the powers of a fickle knowl edge. If It is absurd to claim that all men are born equal, it is as ridiculous to say that all enter here upon an equal footing. The birthright of the young aristocrat has destined him to greater advantages than his rural classmate. The education which the impecunious "grind" has eked out after much stinting and selfdenial in the home has been lavished upon the rich man's son. But let not one despise nor the other stand in awe of his fellow. Misuse of such advantages is as deroga tory in the one case as the overrating of them is disastrous in the other, because in this busy microcosm pluck, brains and a sturdy good-fellowship are the only sure elements that lead to success. Wherever these axe found, no other ques-' tion is asked, but recognition quickly and gladly accorded. In one of our great universities (which ■hall be nameless) family names Insure Immediate distinction. Wealth may be no cynosure, but poverty allied with ob scure origin amounts to oblivion, regard less of other qualifications. At Yale a man can rise above his poverty to posi tions of honor, while'his humble origin may even prove an additional recommen dation. Such a condition of affairs makes It possible for the man who earns his way by running an "eating joint" to be come captain of the crew or football team, thus receiving all the honors which such positions confer. Xor will the fact that he tutors to meet his expenses debar him from any honor within his reach. The requirements, however, are most ex acting. Many candidates try for the va rious athletic teams, but only a limited number are taken. The men chosen to college honors must not only be the best men, but they must be at their best. The field, nevertheless, is open to all comers. A man is stimulated by the prospects of coveted reward; he is estimated by what he is and does, and whether successful or not, is certainly the better for his efforts. THE ORIGIN OF BASEBALL. Harper's Weekly. The origin of baseball—"our national game"—is not definitely known, but the first club organized to play it was in New York in 1845. Singularly enough, this club, like the first organized to promote rowing, was called "The Knickerbocker Club." After 1851 other amateur base tall clubs began to organize, including the Atlantic, Mutual, Union, etc. In 1857 c. convention of delegates from sixteen clubs in and around New York and Brook lyn was held. About ten years later at the annual convention of the National 'As sociation in 1866, 202 clubs from seven teen states and the District of Columbia ■were represented. The college baseball associations were started about 1862 or 1863. Amateur baseball throughout the union was at its height in the years 1805 1866 and 1867. Professional baseball was recognized in 1868, and the first games were played in 1869. A SLIP AT THE HUB. Chicago Record-Herald. "How's this for intellectual Boston?" "How's what?" * "An antique shop that advertises its Btock in the following slang: "'Any Old Thing.' " A 8001 IN FLOUR E. W. Paige, One of the Big Job- bers, Looks for One. STOCKS "DOWN EAST" ARE LOW Buying; for Actual Consumption Is Expected to Begin and Grow Rapidly. In the opinion of the largest flour job ber in America, the flour trade of the country, which has been languishing for mouths, is about to receive a great im petus. E. W. Paige, of E. W. Paige & Co., New York, is authority for this wel come news, and his observations on the conditions which are to bring about a bet ter state of things will Be read with in terest by millers throughout the United States. Mr. Paige has been in Minneapolis for several days familiarizing himself with crop conditions in the northwest. He is the guest of Henry L. Little, manager of the Pillsbury-Washburn company, and has thus had exceptional opportunities for forming accurate opinions concerning the crop outlook and the conditions of the local market. "My impression is," said Mr. Paige, "that there has been so much said about the large growing crop that the t*p,de, even down to the consumer, in our eastern country has inclined to the bearish side. This has resulted in stocks of flour run ning down, as it has been figured that prices for the new crop would be extreme ly low. The result will be, in my judg ment, that the flour trade, for actual consumption will show great improvement for the next few months. Stock Are Very Low. "Stocks of flour in the east are very low, and my idea is that this big crop idea has been discounted for more than it will stand. Ido not believe there will be as much wheat raised in this section of the country as some persons do. The visible supply is decreasing owing to the heavy demand. Shipments of wheat and flour from this city are simply enormous, as may be seen by yesterday's shipments which reached over 1,000,000 bushels. The cash wheat situation the worid over is strong." The Wall Street Flnrry. Mr. Paige witnessed the wild scenes on the floor of the N&w York stock exchange during the recent flurry when fortunes were made and lost every second. He says the break clarified the air and brought people to their senses. "The New York stock market is again in a healthy condition," said he, "and is likely to remain so for some time, although it is possible that the speculative fever may lay hold of the street again in all its virulence, But at present the market is in a better condition than it was before. I would not be greatly surprised to see a good bull movement in wheat. What I have said of flour is equally true of wheat." THE CHINESE DENTIST Tlie Practitioner After the Fashion of His Ancestors. New York Evening Post. American industry is playing havoc with all time-honored institutions. At one time the dentists formed an Important guild in China, but in the past thirty years hundreds of bright young Mongo lians have picked up more or less knowl edge of the profession from American practitioners abroad, and are now doing business according to modern scientific methods. In San Francisco the new school has almost driven the old one to the wall. Nevertheless, three or four of the latter pursue the calling in the same manner as their ancestors did for a thou sand years. At least one of them visits New York every year, and stays two or three months until all of his customers have had their teeth put "in order." , His work is curiously primitive. For extracting he relies upon his fingers, and with these he does marvels. W rith thumb and forefinger he will pull a bicuspid or a molar on which an American operator employs a powerful forceps. This dexter ity is the result of years of practice. From boyhood to manhood he is trained to pull pegs driven into a wooden board. Three and four times a day, a half hour at a time, he drives pegs into the holes of his practice board, and then pulls them out again. He lifts in similar fashion teeth to which are attached heavy weights. This special training changes the aspect of the hand. The spare flesh vanishes, and the blood vessels and tendous seem to double in size. The forearm grows in girth and becomes as hard as wood. The apprenticeship period lasts two years. At the end, the student hasi a finger grip which is a wonder. Its strength is equiv alent to a lifting power of 300 and even 400 pounds. Besides extracting, he cleans teeth -with a preparation containing ground cuttlefish, using brushes made of split bamboo. For toothache he employs opium, peppermint oil, cinnamon oil and clove oil. Sometimes, though rarely, he fills teeth, but does it so ignorantly that the filling comes out within a few months. Through all his practice runs a laugh able element of superstition. According to his system all toothache and other dental woes are produced by tooth worms. The nervepulp Is such a worm, and is al ways shown to a patient whenever the decay is great enough to permit of its exhibition. To satisfy others, he carries about in a pocket some white grubs about as large as an ant. When he extracts a painful tooth he use a little legerdemain, and shows the sufferer one of the white grubs as the cause of all his pain. For neuralgic toothache he employs counter irritation and sedatives, rubbing the gums, cheeks and neck just below the condyle with a mixture of laudanum and peppermint oil, and pinching the skin un til the blood is almost forced through the pores. He is not highly regarded by his countrymen, his social position being half way between those of a barber and a laborer. In New York he gets 25 cents for removing a tooth, and for other serv ices payments in proportion. PRINCE OF PHILANTHROPISTS. New York Journal. Smiling, loquaciously reticent, whisper ing no word of the act which has placed him at the summit of the world's philan throphists, Andrew Carnegie sailed away to England yesterday with wife and baby. He had just set aside $5,000,000 to the cause of pure benevolence. His blue eyes danced merrily as he gossiped lightly of $100,000 or so he has recently given to libraries here and there. "I have only half begun to give," he said. But even as he bade goodbye to friends from the deck of. the St. Louis he knew that in distant Pittsburg, the city which, in Carnegie's own words, "entered the core of my heart when a boy, and cannot be torn out," the news of his unparalleled beneficence would be given to the public as soon as his steamship was in blue water. He had penned two letters the night before and sent them speeding to the city that he loves. Immortal letters! Can they ever be forgotten? One was his valedictory, his farewell to business, his renunciation of money-making to pursue henceforward the "making of his soul." But it was, also, his salutatory to the new and happier life he has marked out for himself. The other letter, addressed to the president and managers of the Carnegie company, made" them trustees of this and greatest of gifts: One million dollars for maintain ing the three great libraries at the homes of his mills; $4,000,000 for feeding the hun gry, wiping away the tears of widowed and orphaned, healing the sick, pensioning the aged and worthy, both of his and other mills. THE REASON WHY. Yonkers Statesmen. Mr. Crimsonbeak—l see by this paper that the Czar of Russia scarcely ever looks at a newspaper. Mrs. Crimsonbeak—Oh, well, he doesn't have to ride in crowded cars where thf i women have to stand up. THE MINNEAPOLIS JOURNAL. THEY RETURN TO WORK THE ELECTRICAL WORKERS' UNION its Members Settle Differences With Employers—ConceMsions Are Mutual. The strike of the inside wire men of the Electrical Workers" union was amicably settled this morning and the men re turned to work at 1 o'clock to-day. The agreement between the electrical contract ors and their employes shows that conc&s sions were made on both sides, and the hope haa been expressed that the spirit of amity which led to the settlement will have a good effect on the machinists' strike. Great credit is given Messrs. A*bbott and Swift of the committee se lected to confer with the contractors, as well as Messrs. Carpenter and Hillier, for the happy termination of the strike. The minutes of the understanding reached are as follows: It was agreed that the contractors should recognize the eight-hour dry to the extent of not compelling men to work more than eight hours rer dny on any contract job of new construction, where the saiO v.crk of inside wiring came In contact or conflict with other building trade unions. It was also fully understood that employes must put in full eight hours work on a job, any prepa ration for said work or gathering up of tools at the end of the eight Hours rer la: r to be on the employes' time. The contrac tors have the right to work their inside wiremen more than eight hours rer day on other work, straight time only being allowed for time in excess of said eight hours per day, Sundays or holidays. The minimum scale of wages to be 25 cents per hour for competent journeymen iasic!* v/iremen, the employer in every ii stance to be the sole judge of an employe's competency. As to recognition of the union, the employ ers agreed to recognize the union to the ex-' tent of not sending nonunion men to work on jobs of inside wiring where other build ing trade unions were exclusively employed. May Employ \on-l nioii Men. It was also understood that the contractors were to have the right to employ nonunio i as well as union help, and the contractors also agreed not to discriminate against union men nor to place any obstacles in the way of a nonunion employe Joining the union, but it is understood specifically that the con tractors refuse to discharge any nonunion employe because of his refusal to join the union, It was also thoroughly discussed and con ceded by the committee that union men should not be permitted to agitate and make efforts to persuade a nonunion man to join the union during the regular working hours of the day. The employes of the contractors who may belong to the union are to be provided with credentials which will permit them to carry on work in any building or place in harmony with other crafts. To prevent any misunderstanding as to what constituted inside wiring, it was con ceded by the committee representing the lo cal union that inside wiring did not cover the installation of or wiring for dynamoes, motors, meters and switchboards. This shall not be construed, however, to cover any wir ing beyond the switchboard. It was also mutually understood that (n cases where the contract for the inside wir ing covered the building and installation of the switchboard by the inside wiring con tractor, the rules applying to inside wiremen should prevail, and that either uaiou or nonunion men, or both, might be uaed by the contractor in this particular branch of the work. WHISKY AGED BY SPIDERS Bogo« Operations, Performed hy Owners of Warehouse*. Chicago Chronicle. Spiders in a wine cellar or a warehouse in which whisky is stored are very useful insects to the owners of the liquors, and they are utilized to the fullest extent. By their aid whisky just brought from .the still is made to appear as if it had been lying in store for many years and its market value is thereby trebled and quad rupled. The trick was discovered by the United States Agricultural Department when it went to assemble the exhibit of American liquors for the Paris exposition. When one stops to consider how simply the aging process can be accomplished and how largely it adds to the selling price of what would otherwise be a very cheap liquor it is not at all surprising that the device is resorted to and that its devotees flourish. The small black spider which haunts the tenement rafters and delights in tak ing possession of the windows in aban doned stores is the chief medium in the aging process. The working spiders are not picked up by chance, but are saved from day to day and week to week and fed with care and system. The cobweb makers have discovered that, lacking a sufficient supply of freshly-killed flies, the spiders will thrive equally well on a gelatinous mixture of meat jelly, thick ened with a little sugar. The first step in the operation of aging a bottle of fresh wine is to secure an ap propriate antique label. They are print ed on a tiny handpress kept especially for this purpose and the aging establishment has a collection of blocks to simulate a dozen different labels, some of them for geries of older brands. The labels are printed in cheap ink that will not stand too well, anyhow, but the artists do not trust to this alone, for a basket of 1756 port may have to come to the table in forty-eight hours after it has received its cobweb draperies. Conse quently, the labels are all dipped in a small bowl of weak tobacco water and dried on a line over the stove. A mellow suggestion of age given by this expedient is surprisingly deceptive when one con siders the simplicity of the operation. The labels are pasted and the bottle Is ready for the finishing touches. This con sists in dipping them in a bucket of water and allowing them to drain without wip ing. Before they are quite dry they are dusted very lightly with a mixture of "wood ashes and very fine sawdust. The result is that the damp bottle catches and holds a light film, such as it would ac quire only by years of cellar life. The final act is performed by the spid ers. The bottles are placed in a narrow basket, and two or three energetic spid ers i>ut in with them. The dusty surface of the bottle offers an excellent induce ment for them to work and it usually takes only a few hours for the bottle to get the most artistic suggestion of cobwebbed age. The agricultural department officials de clare that nearly nine-tenths of the whisky sold over the bars throughout the country is "aged" by the spiders rather than by Father Time, and to its inferior quality is attributed the great increase of delirium tremens and other diseases to which liquor drinkers are i>rone. AS ONE FROM THE GRAVE A Supposed Corpse Cone* Bavk and Frii4'ht«'us Hit* Friends. Los Angeles Herald. Bakersfield, Cal. —'Emaciated and death ly pale, John English, a mechanic in the employ of the Webster Iron Works, who was thought by his fellow workmen to be dead and buried, appeared before them a day or two ago and gave them a fright which they will not soon forget. During the winter English was confined to his bed with pneumonia. A few days later he was reported dead. Friends went to the morgue, where a body lay, to take a last look at their comrade. Those friends were positive they had looked upon the remains of John English, and his death was reported at the foundry. Weeks passed by, and in the hurry and bustle of the foundry, English was for gotten. He gave his friends a forcible reminder of his existence when he walked slowly into the works to greet his for mer companions. Startled workmen dropped their tools and gazed speechless at the supposed dead man, who, not hav ing been informed of his death, was un able to account for the peculiar action of the men. The astonishment of his ap pearance soon subsided and explanations followed. For many weeks English had been in the hospital, but he knows he es caped the morgue. He cannot imagine ( how his friends mistook the body at the •morgue for his, but he knows what he is • talking about when he says he Is alive. DOCTORS IN UPROAR National Convention Discusses Re organization Recommendations. DELEGATES REDUCED TO 176 Two Yoniijjf Doctor* From Pennsyl vania Are Obstreperous—Ad "*- dress of Preiit. Reed. The streets of St. Paul are crowded with doctors and doctors' wives. The American Medical association is in ses sion, and will be hard at work until Fri day afternoon. The meetings of this asso ciation, of which this is the fifty-second, are of the utmost importance to the medi cal profession. Not only do they afford unequaled opportunities for exchange of ideas and keeping up with the latest dis coveries, but these, conventions shape the policy of the profession toward the great problems which confront it. Business and professional research di vide the time each day. The mornings will be taken up with business sessions in the Metropolitan operahouse, the business being somewhat relieved with an oration by some eminent member. In the after noon various topics will be discussed by separate sections, each in charge of a committee. When the association was called to or der yesterday by President Charles A. L. Reed of Cincinnati, the lower iloor, balcony and boxes of the Metropolitan were well filled with delegates and dele gates' wives, who furnished a pleasing sprinkling of bright colors in the as semblage. The invocation was delivered by the venerable Bishop Whipple in most im pressive manner. Mayor R. A. Smith briefly welcomed the delegates. Calling Vice President Calhoun to the chair, President Reed then delivered his 'annual address. President Read's Address. The army reorganization law of the last congress was inexplicable and inexcusable. It grades the medical department for rank, promotion i;nd, in consequence, for pay, be low every other department and special corps of the army, and with the exception of second lieutenants it is graded below the line. In accordance with its provisions, a medical offi cer, to obtain a colonelcy, must pass through three times as many trials as an officer of either the quartermaster's, the subsistence or the pay departments; more than twice as many as an officer of engineers, or of ord nance, and nearly twice as many as an officer of the signal corps. The effect of this dis crimination is not only to lower the rank and pay of medical officers, but must result in lessening the efficieucy of the corps by repell ing men of spirit and worth. When congress, by the enactment of a law, degrades, relatively, the status of an impor tant body of medical men, engaged in a pub lic service, it strikes at the status of every physician in the country. It becomes, there fore, the duty of every member of the medi cal profession, jealous of his rights, his pre rogatives and the fair name he may leave his children, to resent as personal between him self and every member of the congress who voted for this law, the action which cast a stigma upon our profession. It has been the conviction of maay enlightened members of the medical profession that the means em ployed by the general government for the protection and promotion of the public health are capable of improvement. The conditions to-day are precisely the same that they were ten years ago. Legislative Control. The era of effective legislative control of medical practice came as the natural reaction from the demonstrated failure to accomplish the same result through voluntary organiza tion. Mixed boards of licensure are now to be found in the majority of the states of the union. The results of the twenty-five yeara of statutory regulation of medical practice are in striking contrast with the result of the quarter of a century of attempted regulations by methods of prescription. The proscriptive rule which propagated the very evils it was intended to correct Is rapidly expiring by limitation in the face of new conditions that have been produced in spite of it, by benefi cent and catholic legislation. I proclaim, events proclaim, the existence ok a new echoo* of medicine. It is as distinct from the schools of fifty years ago as is the Christian dispensation from its pagan antecedents. It Is the product of convergent influences, of di verse antecedent origin. It acknowledges no distinctive title, it heralds,no shibboleth. It is a school of human tolerance, of personal independence of scientific honesty. It makes no proclamation of completeness, no preten sions to sufficiency. It recognizes that truth is undergoing progressive revelation, not end ing to-day, but continuing through the ages. It greets as a friend him who thinks, though he think error, for, thinking, he may think truth and thereby add to the common fund. The address was greeted with long continued applause and with a vote of thanks. It was referred to the executive committee. Dr. J. R. Pennington of Chicago then presented to the association an oil por trait of the venerable Dr. N. S. Davis of Chicago, the founder of the association and one of its ex-presidents. Dr. Davis is 85 years old, but still attends to prac tice, and has a keen interest in the ad vancement ol medical science. Annual Reporta. Dr. George H. Simmons of Chicago, secretary, reported a membership of over 10,600, with an increase during the year of over 1,500. Dr. T. J. Happel of Tennessee presented the report of the board of trustees, in cluding the report of the treasurer. The receipts from membershipand through the American Medical Journal were $131, --787.45 during 1900, and the expenses $110. --735.28. There is now cash on hand and bonds to the amount of $31,864.07. The Journal took in $44,060.70 for advertising and $17,000 for subscriptions, and it has two and a half times as many subscribers as there are members of the association. It Is intended eventually to use the sur plus in providing it a permanent home. Dr. H. Li. B. Johnson of Washington, D. C, presented the report of the com mittee on national legislation. He re ported the death of the anti-vivisection bill, and the passage of the bill increasing the marine hospital service. Reorganization Question. There will be music before the week is out over the question of reorganizing. A committee appointed last year has evolved a new constitution, which makes the state societies a basis, and reduces the number of delegates from 1,500 to about 175. The plan seems generally favored, but there is some opposition. The music began this morning with an overture, played by two excitable young M. D.'s from Pennsylva nia. The report was presented by Dr. J. N. McCormick of Bowling Green, Ky. When he had finished, a dozen clamored for recognition. Dr. Harris of New York got the eye of Vice President Calhoun, who was presiding. Dr. Harris declared that he spoke for the New York association, which favored the plan. Understanding that there was some opposition, he pre sented a resolution referring the report to the committee on organization and the executive committee which should meet this evening to hear arguments and re port this evening. All sorts of mo tions followed, and one of the young doctors from the .keystone state wanted the report to go to the nominating com mittee, which consists of one from each statet He declared that the Harris reso lution was an underhanded method of kill- Ing the plan. The resolution was car ried, but the Pennsylvanian moved a reconsideration, and when the chair de clared the motion to reconsider laid on the table, be appealed. When the appeal was lost, the other man from Pennsyl vania moved to adjourn, but the house, which waa out of temper with Pennsyl vania, vofed it down. Dr. McCormack then got a hearing long enough to say that the resolution was entirely satisfac tory to him and to the frienda of reor ganization. , , Life Insurance Surgeons. . The ; life insurance examining < surgeons, in convention at Masonic Temple; heard some papers of great interest and elected officers aa follows: President, J. •H. Stowell, Chicago; vice president, J. H. Reed, Battle Creek, Mioh.; second vice president, Talbet Jones, St. Paul; third vice president, B. P. DeGarme, New York city; fourth vice president, George Halley, Kansas City; secre tary and treasurer, Dr. Couay, Kansas. ' i:\aniiiiliiK BourdM. The confederation of state examining and licensing boarSe elected officers yesterday afternoon, aa follows: President, N. R. Coleman, Columbus; first vice, Henry Beates, Jr., Philadelphia;, sec ond vice, James A. Egan, Springfield, 111.; secretary and treasurer, A. W. Suiter, Her kimer, N. Y. Medical Kditors. The American medical editors held their convention in the Lowry Arcade. It took the whole of Monday to read the papers on the program, as follows: "Relative Value of Medical Advertising," Dr. John Punton, Kan sas City; "Improvements in Medical Educa tion," Dr. Dudley S. Reynolds, Louisville; "Some Thoughts on the Ethics, of Medical Journalism," Dr. Burnside Foster", St. Paul; "A Journalistic Review of the Year," Dr. Charles Wood Fassett, St. Joseph, Mo.; "Re lation of the Medical Editor to Original Arti cles," Dr. Harold Moyer, Chicago. There was also an address by the president, Dr. Alex J. Stone of St. Paul. 11l the evening the doctors enjoyed a ban quet at the Metropolitan hotel. Toasts were «lven by Dr. Hughes, St. Louis; Dr. Stone, St. Paul; Dr. Fassett, St. Joseph; Dr. Mat thews, Louisville; Dr. Loy, New York; Dr. Ball, St. Louis; Dr. Reynolds, Louisville. Medical College Association. The Association of American Medical Col leges held its business meeting at the Ryan Hotel Monday evening. An invitation was ex tended to the southern association to unite with the larger body, and it was accepted. This adds twelve colleges to the list, making the total number seventy-seven. Officers were elected as follows: President, Victor C. Vaughn, University of Michigan; first vice-president, William M. Rodman, Philadelphia; second vice-president, H. P. Ellis, Los Angeles; secretary, Bayard Holnies, Chicago; judicial council, Thomas Hawkins of Denver, E. C. Dudley of Chicago and W. J. Means of Columbus, Ohio. Academy"* Officers. The American Academy of Medicine elected officers Monday afternoon, as follows: President, V. C. Vaugban of Ann Arbor, Mich.; vice-presidents, J. L. Taylor of Wheelersburg, Ohio; W. A. N. Dorland of Philadelphia, Harry Parks Ritchie, of St. Paul, and H. Bert Ellis of Log Angeles; sec retary and treasurer, Charles Mclntire of Easton, Pa.; assistant secretary, A. A. Craig of Columbia, Pa. A social session was held at the Aberdeen in the evening. GOOD CHANCE YET B. C. R. & N. Making Temporary- Trackage Arrangements FOR ENTRANCE TO THE TWINS The Delay in Deciding: on Perma nent Arrangement!* Gives Min neapoliM an Opportunity. Notwithstanding the announced decision of the directors of the Burlington, Cedar Rapids & Northern railroad to refuse the petition of Minneapolis, there are indica tions that the company has receded from its position and will make a temporary compromise by entering the two cities over the Milwaukee tracks from Faribault. Such a proceeding will leave the ques tion of future track building open; will conciliate Minneapolis interests and not disaffect St. Paul. Negotiations with the Milwaukee are understood to be under way. If successful they will help the Bur lington, Cedar Rapids & Northern out of a very unpleasant predicament. That the 8., C. R. & N. should take this step after turning down the Minneapolis Commercial club six weeks ago seems odd at first, especially -as work on the grade from Rosemount to Inver Grove has been going on for weeks. It certainly looked, jip to a few days ago, as if the road was going into St. Paul first. But within a week General Freight Agent T. H. Sim mons of the Cedar Rapids has stated that the entrance into the twin cities was still an unsolved problem, and since that a St. Paul paper has admitted that negotia tions with the Milwaukee for track rights from Faribault were in progress. (.radius Activity Explained. It was natural to assume that the work on the grade between Rosemount and South St. Paul was conclusive evidence that the 8., C. R. & N. was firm in its de cision to enter that way. But it is said that thi3 work, being under way and under contract, could not well be stopped with out heavy loss. And it seems by no means certain that the 8., C. R. & N. will not use that etrip of road sooner or later. If the arrange ments with the Milwaukee, now under con sideration, go through the grade will probably not be ironed for a year or so. But it will be there and should the road eventually decide that Minneapolis can safely be snubbbed the rails can be put down and the right of way utilized. Then again that little strip of road might be very valuable to the Milwaukee, or for the use of both roads jointly, as a short cut to the South St. Paul stock yards. It is well known among railroad men and stock shippers that one of the worst things about the South St. Paul stock yards is the de lay incident to getting stock out to the yards after it arrives in the cities. It takes as long to get a car switched through the yards of Minneapolis and St. Paul and down to the yards as it does to run it hundreds of miles through the country. Should the 8.. C. R. & N. and Milwaukee use the track only for stock trains it would be a great advantage to them among shippers and would be a paying invest ment for stock from the H. & D. and I. & M. divisions of the latter, and from all the divisions of the former road, could be run directly to the stock yards without coming into the cities at all. It Is, therefore, probable that the Bur lington, Cedar Rapids & Northern has thought better of its summary refusal of the requests of Minneapolis and will, at least, not settle the matter immediately. The Outlook Much improved. If this Milwaukee trackage deal goes through the outlook for ultimate 1* success is much improved. Present conditions will not be satisfactory, it is true. The entrance of the Milwaukee via Mendota has always been inconvenient and the advantage is with St. Paul every time; but it is not so large an advantage as if the trains actually went into St. Paul first and then came to Minneapolis. TJhings will be nearly even. The great point is that the question of ultimate entrance in to Minneapolis is left open. It is not be lieved that the great Rock Island sys tem will be content to remain a tenant of the Milwaukee permanently. The deal will probably be made for a term of one to three years. This will give time for some effective work from the Minneapolis end and for a graceful yielding to* Minne apolis views on the part of the railway of ficials. When Chairman S. H. Hall, of the Commercial club's public affairs com mittee, returned from Cedar Rapids he said that the Burlington* Cedar Rapids & Northern would come here, but it would take two or three years' work to bring it about. It begins to look as if he were a true prophet. A $60,000 ADDITION National Bl*enlt Company Preparing to Build One. S. D. Works, manager of the Minneapo lis branch of the National Biscuit com pany, is having plans made of the old McCormick building, which the company has purchased, in order that the drawings for the addition which is to be erected on the adjoining lot, may be prepared. The addition, 52 feet by 132, will be of stone and four stories high, corresponding in general style of architecture with the />ld er building, which is 100x110 feet and six etories in height. It will cost nearly $60. --000, and will be ready for occupancy about Feb. 1. The present rented quarters of the company are too small, and when the new building is ready the factory and offices will be moved entire. The contract will not be let until Aug. 1 i WEDNESDAY EVENING, JUNE 5, 1901. Credit and Easy Terms GENEROUSLY GIVEN, WITH LOWEST PRICES, QUALITY CONSIDERED. Free All This Week! Carpets wll be made and laid FREE all this week. Place your order now. IF YOU WANT TO SAVE MONEY ON HOUSE FURNISHINGS, CALL ON F. H. PETERSON & CO. 73-75 South Sixth Street. COURSE OF REGENTS It Was Determined at the Meeting Yesterday. AS TO THE BOARD OF CONTROL Resents Appoint a Conference Com mittee, bat Plainly Decide to Act Independently. The board of regents of the university, at their annual commencement meeting Monday took steps toward a settlement of its relations with the board of control. From the legal standpoint the board of control has no jurisdiction over university affairs, and the regents decided that they would not delegate any of their authority to that board. In order that there may be no misunderstanding, the regents ap pointed a committee consisting of Gover nor Pillsbury, Judges Wilson and Mahoney and Governor Van Sant, to confer. with the other board, and decide on a plan of action acceptable to both. The regents will oroceed with their proper business, and will let contracts for the proposed new buildings. Gilflllan's Gift. 'A gift was received from Judge J. B. Gilfillan, of fifty 4 per cent Soo b.nds, guaranteed by the Canadian Pacific. The income of $2,000 will be used, under the supervision of the president, for the aid of needy students. A committee consist ing of Dean Liggett, Governor Van Sant and President Northrop was appointed to select a successor for Dr. Otto Lugger, deceased. Dr. tlale's Address. The Sigma Xi society has the honor ! this year to present the honorary society addrees of commencement week. It has invited the 'director of the Yerkes obser vatory of the University of Chicago, Dr. I George G. Hale, to deliver the address. j He has announced as his subject, "Stellar j Evolution in the Light of Recent Re | search." The lecture will be illustrated I with lantern slides of telescopic photo ; graphs. Members of the Phi Beta Kappa j society, friends of both organizations and the public are invited to be present at the chapel Wednesday evening at 8 o'clock. (lass Play Mistake. A mistake was made in the details of the account of the senior class play last even ing. The Smith Costume company de signed the costumes for all the character parts. "I AM NO MORE" Eighteen-Year-old Boy Gives His Parent** a Scare. » Special to The Journal. Mankato, Minn., June s.—Joseph Lund gren, an 18-year-old boy, -who has been employed iv a stone quarry in North Man kato, disappeared May 31. Yesterday his parents, who reside in Judson, came to the city to search for him. They had re ceived a. note from him,which read as fol lows: "I am tired of this world. I am no more, but will meet with Jesus." It is feared that the boy has committed sui cide. The library beard, by a vote of five to four, has decided to have Jardine, Kent & Jardine, architects of New York, pre pare the plans for the $40,000 Carnegie library. Sketches furnished by E. H. Anderson, librarian of the Carnegie library at Pittsburg, Pa., are to be fol lowed as a basis. Captain Hawkes has appointed several of his noncommissioned officers, as fol lows: Sergeants, H. Madson, M. J. Master, F. L. Hansing; corporals, George P. Rod man' and A. J. Harder. The civil organi zation of the new military company is as follows- President, Schuyler Htiwkes; sec retary, Francis E. Haskill; treasurer, W. D. Funk. DEATH OF AN INFANT It Cause* Comment In Vicinity of Greenwood. Circumstances surrounding- the death and burial of an infant a few days after its birth have caused much excitement in the vicinity of Greenwood, Hennepin county, Minn. The child was born in a dilapidated log hut occupied by a man and a blind woman. No doctor was called dur ing the confinement of the mother and the neighbors say the husband of the blind woman buried the infant and resents any inquiry. The neighbors say they will re port the matter to Coroner Wiiyams. NEC'ROLOGICAL JOSEPH ii. HAMILTON. JR.. age j g years, son of Joseph G. and Alice K. Hamil ton, died yesterday at the residence of his parents, 1915 Columbus avenue. Funeral pri vate. KATHARINE WINDERLICH. infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Carl R. Wunder lich, died yesterday morning. Interment at Lakewood to-day. STARTED RIGHT. Philadelphia Bulletin. "Just think, that great tenor was dis covered working in a woodyard." "Ah! Perhaps that accounts for the good timbre in his voice." PROPER SPIRIT. Life. First Doctor—l dont think It absolute ly necessary to operate. Second Doctor —But I told them it was. "Oh, well, then, as a matter of pro fessional courtesy, I, of course, shall stand by what you said." Have You Seen '-" — . . , THE NEW SCALE KIMBALL PIANO Don't buy until you do. Easy payments if desired. Next to Home Ties Ours are the greatest, ftood dressers sttck to them as ciosely as they do to fashion. Our goods reflect the mode like a mirror and show everything In vogue. Au Inspection of these noveltjes Is a practical study of what to wear. Let us fit you out to see your self as others ought to see.»you. Prices pleasant as a breeze. King Edward Four, ln-Hands. new Shield Bows and Windsors all tor 60c. THE IDEAL 412 Nicollet, Minneapolis. 421 Robert St., St. Paul. REGARDLESS OF RAIN The Pan-American Minstrels Gave a Good Performance. While threatening weather cut down the attendance at Lake Harriet Monday evening, the rain, which finally fell in a torrent, was not allowed to Interfere with the program. It looked so much like rain early in the evening that Director Al G. Flournoy decided to give the perform ance under cover, and an adjournment was accordingly taken to the pavilion, which proved to be a wise precaution. The program Monday night, which had been a trifle long-drawn out at the first performance, showed marked improve ment and made a hit with the audience from start to finish. The dialogue in the first part of the minstrel show is strictly up to date, and is carried on ia an easy, conversational way that would meet with the entire ap proval of Primrose and Dockstader. One of the best things on the program Is the song and dance turn of Harry Wil liams, assisted by the entire company. Another enjoyable number is the singing of the Pan-American quartet, the mem bers of which are C. S. Laird, J. A. Wil liams, Messrs. Weishoon and Gahring. Little Hazel Barer sang and danced her way into favor. Y. M. C. A.J/VILL EXPAND Plans Are Outlined at the Annual Meeting:. The annual meeting of the board of di rectors of the Young Men's Christian as sociation was held yesterday at the Com mercial club. The treasurer, J. M. Mar tin, reported sufficient funds to cover all oustanding bills. There was an expendi ture of $20,000 for the vast year, including payments to the interest fund and for the entertainment courses. The budget for the ensuing year shows vigorous expan sion. It embraces the payment of the mortgage debt of the association, the es tablishment of a boys' department under the direction of a special officer, and the establishment of special educational classes for working boys, also the secur ing of a special building for this branch of work. The annual report of the general s re tary, H. P. Goddard, showed the associa tion to be in a flourishing condition and the membership to have increased to 1,200. CAVALRYMEN IN DEMAND Recruiting for the Thirteenth Pro*. eeedi Very Slowly. Sergeant Franklin and the entire force at the army recruiting office in this city are making a desperate attempt to se | cure privates for the new Thirteenth cavalry recruiting at Port Meade, 8, D. There appears to be an aversion on the part of the average recruit for the caval ry service, owing to the necessity of car ing for a horse. The Thirteenth Is es pecially unlucky. It has a full comple ment of officers, all fine looking men. All they need is some one to command. Now and then a stray private wanders into the barracks and the way he Is put through the motions makes him dizzy. The Minneapolis office has managed to send three men to- Meade in the past month. The enlisted strength of th& Thirteenth will be 1.020 when complete. All but 1,000 have been secured. MEDICS' CLASS NIGHT Humll "l" " Medical Departnu Graduate* Listen to Addreanes. The annual class night exercises of the graduating class of the medical depart ment of Haraline university were held Monday night at the Hennepin Avenue M- E. church. Twenty-four graduates were present. The decorations were palms and cut flowers. The music was furnished by the Schubert orchestra. President Bridgman offered the invoca tion and Rev. Dr. Shutter delivered the annual address. His subject was "Prog ress and Problems of Medicine." Dean Leo M. Crafts and B. S. Dean followed with remarks. The annual alumni ban quet was held at the Hotel Nicollet at the close of the exercises at the church.