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THUESBAY EVENING, OCTOBEK 24, 1901.
YERXA, Here's a list of good things, new, bright, fresh, that will reward the prompt buyer. Fancy white clover honey, comb... 14c Strained honey, 1b 19c Urd, lb lie Potatoes, M lbs. to the bo tsc Best Rolled Oats, lb 2*c Mb. pkg. Clean Currants Iflc Fresh, tender Spinach, peck 6c Best Solid Head Cabbage, head 4c Bubbard Squash, each 5c aid 19c Turnips, Rutabagas, Carrots, peck.. 9c Lemons, thin skin, dozen 16c Sweet Potatoes, 11 lbs. very best Jerseys for 25c Cranberries, quart 7c Vinegar, pure white wine, for pick ling, gallon 10c Cider Vinegar, pure, warranted full strength, gallon 17c Pepper, strictly pure, lb 20c Butter, sweet diary, lb.. .18c and 29c Butter, Creamery, lb .22c up Pies and Cakes. IF YOU LIKE Meat Market. ON . SMELLING . . NOW THE CITY TOWN TALK. Choice farm loans for sale, with titles guaranteed. Tltie Insurance and Trust Co. You can buy gas fixtures at less than 50c on the dollar ai the closing out sale, 40 Third street S. Mendenhall, 37 Sixth street S, Is the place to get your roses, carnations, chrysanthe mums, violets. Tulip beds planted. Flowers for funerals. Kama. ■ In tne municipal court yesterday, James Ourrity, charged with keeping a gambling house at M 8 NUollet avenue, pleaded not guilty. His case will be tried next Tuesday. On account of a previous engagement at the state university, C. M. Lorlng has de clined the invitation to lecture before the Twentieth Century Club, at Boston, ou "Mu nicipal Art," Nov. K. Hilda Larson was arrested yesterday, charged with shoplifting. She is said to have confessed to the police when taken to the central station. Officers are now at work trying to locate the stolen goods. Hurbert O'Donald, a lad of 14 years, was arrested yesterday by Patrolman Wheeler, charged with petit larceny. It is alleged that the boy stole a package from a carriage be longing to Mrs. Lovejoy, standing in front of the New Store. Benjamin L. Smith, corresponding secretary of the American Christian Missionary Society, was in .Minneapolis yesterday on his way to Cincinnati from the church convention at Portage la Prairie, in Canada. Mr. Smith appreciated the balmy weather In Minne apolis, which was much in contrast to A;at furnished during the convention of the Chris tian church here last week. THE WEATHER The Predictions. Minnesota—Generally fair to-night and Friday, and in the west portion to-night; easterly winds, becoming southerly. I'p per Michigan and Wisconsin —Fair to night and Friday; slightly warmer Fri day; fresh northeast winds. lowa —Fair to-night and Friday; southerly warmed Friday; northeast winds shifting to south erly. North Dakota—Generally fair to night and Friday; slightly warmer to night; southerly winds. South Dakota— Generally fair to-night and Friday; slight changes in temperature; southerly winds. Montana—Generally fair tonight and Fri- day; warmer iv east portion to-ulght; south to west winds. For Minneapolis and vicinity: Fair to night and Friday; warmer Friday. Weather rendition*. . UNCLE SAM'S AUTOS The Republic Plant Preparing to Turn Out Five Rigs. EACH TO CARRY 1,000 POUNDS HuiiiiJiiK Time Per Day I* to Be l.iiniifd to Mi Hour — Drivers After I'lacea. Preparations are already under way at the plant of the Republic Motor Vehicle company in this city for the early comple tion of the five automobiles to be built in accordance with government require ments for the use of the postoffice de partment in Minneapolis. The gears will be of the standard kind used by the Republic company, the motors four-horse-power electric with a capacity of from 12 to 15 horae power overload. The wheels will be of wood with very heavy solid rubber tires. The bodies will be about eight, feet long, the top solid wood with a canopy and dash in front for the drivers' protection. The bodies will be painted blue with the government U. S. M. in letters on the si*s. The front and back of the carriages are to be protected with heavy gratings securely locked. The vehicles will weigh 2,200 pounds with ca pacity of not less than 1,000 pounds of mail. Applications are coming in every day for the position of chauffeurs. Mr. Lin ton intends to employ students in the electrical engineering department of the university on Sundays and at night. The vehicles will have a running time of not to exceed sixteen hours each day. The city will allow a running rate of six miles per hour down town and ten miles outside. The automobiles will have the right of way the same as the wagons now in the service. The postofflce department has accepted the bid of J. F. Linton, manager of the Republic Motor Vehicle company, for au tomobile service, beginning Jan. 1 and continuing until June 30, li>o3. at a con tract price of $17,312.85 per year. The bond of $20,000 has been approved and the contract will be forwarded In a short time for signature. The department has waived the clause calling- for a sixth re serve vehicle of standard size, although Mr. Linton will always be ready for emer gencies. At the expiration of the con tract the government will advertise for .bids for furnishing service for four years at a time. There are federal statutes con trolling all government contracts, and each contract must contain numerous lit tle details called for by the Btatutes. 01.1 contractors understand this, but there is always more or leas trouble in breaking in a new contractor, who does not under stand why the government should be so much more particular than other folks. BY BANK FORMAL FORMAL . . . . . CHICAGO . . THE MINNEAPOLIS SLUMS MUST USCH THE EDITOR . . Against the selfish and petty interests which support Taruinauy political government are all the interests and groups which take a higher and broader view, and which, in the aggregate, are more than a majority, but which in the very nature of things lack unity and close organization. The difficult thing is to bring them into voluntary co-oparatton at a given moment. Much that was gained under the reform ad ministration of Mayor Strong has been per manently held during a Tammany regime by a tenacious public opinion. If the reform forces should win this year great progress would undoubtedly result In the coming pe riod of two years, and it would for the most part be permanent gain, even if a reaction should follow and another Tammany adminis tration should have Its turn. Such is the course and method of municipal progress iv New York and many another town. In spite of all reactions and drawbacks, we shall inevitably abolish the slums in New, York' 3 etirly future; we shall continue enor mously to reduce the death rate among little children by improved sanitary methods, and we shall steadily advance the physical, moral and economic tone of the population. It is true that Tammany is corrupt and ought to be defeated. But Ido not find my own m.nd dwelling 30 much upon the badness of Tammany as upon the poeslbillty of gqod that,lies in the election of the ticket headed by Mr. Low. It Is the positive side rather than the negative aide that appeals to my in terest and kindles my enthusiasm. Even with a Tammany government we should mak-e some progress in the right di rection, because even Tammany must re spond at certain points to the demands of an improved public opinion. But at the present time, the possibilities of splendid progress at the hands of an enlightened and disinterested administration such as Mr. Low and his ticket could provide, give this campaign an un wonted character of buoyancy and hope. Never has the ballot box in America offered a great community so much of concrete bless ing as '.t now offers the people of the city of New York. WEEK'S GRIND OF FLOUR Total of 401.590 Barrels Turned Oat —Record Smashed. The Northwestern Miller is authority for the statement that the mills ground 401,590 barrels of flour last week, thus breaking the local record. The highest previous grind was during the week of March 24. 1900, when 387,185 barrels were turned out. Export business during the week is reported to have been most satis factory. The following table gives the grind of the past two weeks with com parisons: 0ct.19. 0ct.12. 0ct.20. 0ct.21, 1901. 1901. 1900. 1899. Minneapolis ....401,590 363,650 299,130 360,940 ' Supertor-Duluth. 46,190 43.350 11,200 45,600 s Milwaukee 61,650 61,450 55,800 43,600 Total spring ..509,430 448,450 366,130 450,040 St. Louis 27,000 27,000 31,700 •Indianapolis ....16,610 16,806 13,100 13,174 ; Kansas City .... 38,200. 38,100 Detroit 11,400 11,400 9,100 Chicago 30,000 30,460 I Toledo 45,000 31,000 31,000 HER BURNS FATAL Mr*. Patrick Kennedy Dies After Suffering Seven Hours. Mrs. Patrick Kennedy, 1728 Third street NB, died last night from burns received at her home yesterday morning. Mrs. Kennedy's dress was ignited from a small fire in the back yard and was burned off her body. The woman suffered intense agony for several hours and then lapsed into an unconscious state from which she never recovered. Death came about 10 o'clock last night. Mrs. Kennedy leaves a husband and the following children: Mrs. Thomas Garvln, Mrs. Will Coffee, Mrs. Weather, John, Patrick and Miss Margaret Kennedy. Margaret Kennedy was In the house when the accident happened. Her mother ran screaming towards her and in her at tempt to extinguish the flames, the daughter was severely burned about the arms and hands. SALVATION BARRACKS New Quarter* to Be Opened at 218 Hennepin Avenue. The Salvation Army wll lopen new bar racks at 218 Hennepin avenue Nov. L The army has not had satisfactory quar ters since the old 'arracks were burned on First avenue S. The new quarters have been rented for five months and yes terday the furniture was being removed from the burned building to be painted In readiness for the opening a week from Friday. The officers hope at the end of the lease period that new barracks will have been provided which will enable the army to continue gospel and rescue work on more extensive lines. . PLEASURE . . LOOKING Cornelius Vanderbilt, Jr., Making a Trip With A. B. Stickney. THE FACT MAY BE SIGNIFICANT Ilarrlniaii Interests Reported to Be Coualderiug' I'nrvhaae of the Great Western. President A. B. Stickney of the Chicago Great Western, the "independent" rail road in the Minneapolis-Chicago group, is now on a tour of inspection over the line in company with Cornelius Vanderbilt, Jr., and W. A. Reid, of the New York banking firm of Vermilye & Co., which firm has underwritten Great Western securities. The gentlemen are traveling in Mr. Stick ney's private car, and It is not known whether they will visit the twin cities. Great significance attaches to this trip, as it is not denied that the Great Western is for sale, provided Mr. Stickney's price is forthcoming. It is now believed that the Harrlman interestes are preparing to take over the property on Mr. Stickney's terms. The opinion also prevails that the same syndicate has an eye on the Rock Island, one of the few great inde pendent systems now remaining In America. The Great Western has long been a thorn in the flesh of the Minneapolis- Chicago lines. With terminals in Chicago, Minneapolis, St. Paul, Kansas City, Sioux City and Omaha, and strategically located with reference to all of its competitors, the road enjoys a unique position in the northwestern railroad world. It runs through rich sections of country which originates much business and is by no means a long line between any of the points named. Its location and excelent facilities have enabled its management to steer clear of eritangllng alliances with other lines. In both passenger and freight matters the road usually main tained an attitude of independence even while agreeing to keep the faith regard ing certain tariffs. But neither freight or passenger associations have even been quite strong enough to compel the Great Western to bow the knee in conformity to the plans laid by its competitors. The road has always been able to cause any amount of rate trouble, and it is for this reason that the community of owner ship syndicates want to se it absorbed in some way and its individuality obliter ated Mr. Stickney denied that the road was for sale last summer when rumors were rife of affecting the sale of the property. STANDARD BOX CAR The American Railway Association Adopts One at St. Louis. St Louis Mo.. Oct. 84.—A standard box car for the railroads of the United States, Canada and Mexico has been adopted at the semiannual metelng of the American Railway association. The dimensions call for a car thirty-six fet long, eight feet and six inches wide and eight feet high, inside measurements, making a cross sec tion of sixty-eight square feet, the car having a capacity of 2,448 cubic feet. Side openings to be six feet wide. MAY GET IN THE COURTS Proposition Looking to Retirement of Northern Pacific Preferred. The move for the retirement of North ern Pacific preferred, in which James J. Hill is interested, was the all important topic in railroad circles to-day, owing to the presence of J. Pierpont Morgan, ar biter of the matter, in the twin cities. It is now asserted that unless Mr. Morgan succeeds in reconciling the various fac tions affected by the contemplated deal, the matter may get into the courts. The terms of the Northern Pacific set tlement provided that all interests should be carefully conserved and it was because of this assurance that the Harriman interests consented to wait for an ad justment. Part of the C. G. W. System. Fort Dodge, lowa, Oct. 24.—1t has been an nounced that, on Sunday, Nov. 3, a new time table will go into effect on the Mason City & Fort Dodge railroad, and that it will be formally recognized as a working part of the Chicago Great Western system. Six New Stations. . . RAILROAD . . GRIEF . . . . . . . . 7 . . . .