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12 A Factor in the Industrial Competition os Nations The following article, which haa appeared In papers in Belgium, France and England, was sent from this country for publication Jn Europe by M. Kudolph Meyhoffer, who came froni Brussels as au international dele- Kate to the Young Men's Christian Associa tion Jubilee, in Boston, last June. He stayed long enough to study industrial and eduea tloual conditions iv our leading states, in cluding the burning question of American trade supremacy. The conclusions of this article, presenting a glimpse of how '"others see us," cannot fail to be of interest to all American readers. England and other European countries We anxiously asking for the causes of the commercial supremacy of the United States. A recent number of the English edition of the Review of Reviews says: "Caesier's Iftagazine (an English peri odical) contains an interesting series of snort articles by some of the most promi nent engineers and business men in the tJalted States upon the question of Amer ican competition." "Most of the writers agree in saying that the American workman is the chief agent in enabling American manufactur ers to take first place in the world. Mr. Walter MacFarland, of Plttsburg, gives one important reason for thie. He says: " It appears that hte American work men are much better timekeepers and far less given ito dissipation than those in Great Britain. Ono of the best iirms of British shipbuilders, which has had no •trouble with its men for years, recently stated that there is a loss of time amount ing to nearly 20 per cent, due largely to drunkenness. If anything approaching these figures is true generally, there can lj>« no surprise that (English) firms open to competition from well managed Ameri can works should have a hard time.' " In inquiring as to the cau»e of this greater sobriety of the American the fact Appears that twenty years ago business Interests in the United States paid no at tention to the effect of the beverage use of alcohol or of tobacco on working ability. About that time the now almost uni versal study of physiology, which includes !with other laws of health those winch re fete to the nature and effects of alco holics drinks and other narcotics^ began to be a legal requirement for all pupils In the public schools of this country. During ithe past ten or fifteen years Ihe ohildren have been carrying from the •Chools to the homes of the 75,000,000 peo ple of the United States the story of the evil nature and bad effects of alcoholic ♦drinks and other narcotics* As a result of the diffusion of this knowledge the railroads of the United Btates now almost universally refuse em ployment to men who drink whether on or off duty. Hon. Carroll D. Wright's labor bureau Investigations show that more than 75 per cent of the employers of skilled labor tn the United States require total absti- Jftence of their employes and 50 per cent Of the employers of unskilled labor de mand the same. These requirements, the Cordial acquiescence in them by the em ployed, and the commercial supremacy which this knowledge helped to secure to the United States, have been promoted by the truth taught by the school that alco- Lolic drinks injure working ability. The different reception given by work men to the employers' demand for absti nence where scientific temperance is not taught in the public schools is well illus trated by the following incident: The manager of the Borsig factory in German recently posted an order forbid ding the workmen to bring into the fac tory beer or other spirituous liquors or to The Aborigines of Japan , Japan and America. . The Ainus, generally known to Ameri cans and Europeans as "the hairy Amos," are the only aboriginal people now living in Japan. They are called "hairy" in contradistinction to the emooth-faced Japanese, Koreans and Chinese. Their jpresent home is in Hakaido, or Yezo, the most northerly part of the empire, al though it is suipposed that in earlier times they occupied most of the entire country. Ancestors of the Japanese of to-day found them in possession, and by force of superior arms and civilization, gradually drove them to the north, much .In the same way as the savages were driven back toward the Pacific by the i«arly settlers in America. , The Ainus live to-day pretty much as the Indians on their reservations in the west. They are still, for the most part, half eavage, and the Japanese name for them, "Yezo," means barbarian. They are very skilful in hunting and fishing, .■which are their chief occupations. They are under the protection of the imperial government, and are entirely separated from the Japanese. The latest census showed that they numlber very nearly 17,000. Quaint Baby Names. Among the many curious customs of the Ainue, perhaps the quaintest is their (method of naming their children. They observe a peculiar economy in giving names. The infant must go without a jrame until it shows itself worthy of bear- Ing one. If it is sickly and not likely ■to live, it is not considered worth while to waste a name upon it. As each child must, by immemorial custom, have a brand new name, used by no one in the community, names are scare* and must !be guarded. If the child should be given a name borne by some one else, the ghost otf the former possessor of the name may come back from, the underworld to avenge Xbe slight. It is customary to take the name from some incident that occurred at the child's birth, or it is left to the parents after ward to choose one for it. Should the in fant come into the world with a smiling face, it might be called "Ikishimaburu," •which means a smile. Or fond parents tnay call it Kamoissage (a pulling rope of the gods), if they wish their child to be In the special care of the gods. Airy Costumes. From the age of 7 to 10, Ainu children W either sex have their heads shaved, but after 11 they are allowed to have long tiair and wear the same clothes 03 grown persons. They wear no clothing unless ihe weather is very cold. The favorite and almost exclusive orna ment is the earring, usually made of jnetel. What clothing is worn is made ■of straw. They never wear shoes or other "covering for the feet, except as a great luxury and mark of distinction on ceremonious occasions. The men. carry small knives and tobacco jfi*' A CINCH. "If It wasn't for one thing, - I bet that ho n» «X mfa» e*u*«J go * bj^ r™ a adjust*. "What's the one thing?" «or tha time." ■' ". .".' -;...... «» • auawm. •The distance is too tar tor the time." drink the same during working hours. The workmen, numbering over a thousand, held a meeting and objected to tihe order. Tl.o next day they conspicuously carried in their beer. During the excitement caused by the order a pamphlet appeared by an old fac tory official who affirmed that the use of alcoholic drinks was detrimental to the laborer's own interest. He referred to tke cleverness and sobriety of the Ameri can workmen which makes them able to do very exact and precise work, which he says is not possible in German in dustry because of the drinking habits of the laboring classes. The American workman does not resent the employer's demand for abstinence, be cause he has learned, often from his child in the public schools, that alcohol not only dulls the brain but weakens that nerve control of muscle that is necessary to the precision essential for fine work. The nomination for knighthood of Sir Hiram Maxim, the American-born in ventor, for his \»ork in England, was ono of the last official acts of Queen Vic toria. In an article in the June number of The World's Work, Sir Hiram fur nishes indirect testimony to the same point. While describing the results of the English trade unions, he adds: "The English workman spends a great part of his earnings in beer, tobacco, end betting; he has no ambition." Of course not, for 'beer in dulling the brain dulls ambition. The "American workman." he says, "wishes to get on; he accomplishes a great deal more work in a day than auy other workman in the world." "He does not drink," says another English writer. England is beginning to see the differ ence in results between occasional talks by temperance advocates to school chil dren and the systematic graded public school study of this topic required toy law in the United States. Ata recent meeting In Birmingham, addressed by the Archbishop of Canter bury, the presiding officer, Edwin Smith, said: "We are being beaten in skill by Ameri ca. She has been lavish in spending the brains of her people while we have been lavish in poisoning them. If we spent per head on alcohol the same as America, our drink would be about £66, --000,000 less than it is now. We cannot succeed commercially while we are handi capped in this way to the extent of 43 per cent. The great mass of the working people in this country are totally ignor ant of the effect of drink." He said that England ought not to leave the education on this subject merely to the temperance societies but that it "should be under taken by the state. Surely if the state must encourage the traffic for revenue it should in fairness educate every child In government schools as to the nature and danger of alcohol, and the benefits of total abstinence." He adds tn closing: "If the s(^.te will only educate the children against strong drink, England, commercially, may yet be saved." It has been wisely said that "industrial supremacy belongs to that country which enjoys the cheapest materials, the most improved machinery, and the most effi cient labor." As clear brains and steady nerves are needed for the preparation of both ma terial and machinery as well as for their use in production, that nation, other things being equal, whose brains are not dulled by alcohol and other narcotics, will win in the world's competitions. pouches and the women carry small look ing glasses and knives. The knife is used as symbolic. The maiden wears it with the blade bare, but when she marries it is worn in a sheath. The women also paint their faces, using a kind of ink for the purpose. The Ainus live mostly by fishing and hunting. They hunt the bear and deer, catch salmon and other fish, and grow po tatoes and millet. Whenever they get it they eat rice, which they regard as the best food, though they do not raise it themselves. Both sexes smoke tobacco and drink liquor. Marriage Customs. The marriage customs differ widely from those of the Japanese. The question is first settled between the youth and maiden, who then refer the matter to their parents through a mediator, who should be a relative of the prospective bridegroom. The man must send a pres ent of lacquered ware, which is regarded by them as one of the most precious things in the world. This, however, is reclaimed by him if his wife afterward seeks a divorce. Ainus live in dwellings of about the same class as those of the American In dians. The rude hut has two windows, ■one of them for ordinary earthly uses; the other reserved for the entrance of the gods. Woman is fairly treated and held in deep respect. The man is not allowed to enter the house when the woman is In it alone, and he is not permitted to walk behind a woman. When a man meets a woman, lie must salute first by smooth ing his beard and rubbing his hands. Then she responds by touching her nose with a finger of her left hand. Festivals and Onsti&ntion*. During October, the Ainus hold a re ligious fete, which is called the Bear- Festival, because they sacrifice a bear which has been carefully fostered for three years. Judicial punishment among the Ainus consists of a severe beating with a stick administered to the culprit. The crimes are generally theft —stealing articles or the wife of a neighbor. As there ere eight men to one woman, the majority of the males are not married, and wife steal ing is very common. The accused is sub jected to a long examination by the chief of the community, and is then compelled to resort to the ordeal of fire. He must take a stone out of boiling water. If in nocent, the Ainus think he will not be in jured. If the question cannot be settled in this way, the principals in the disputo must light it out. The Ainus are polytheists, though they limit their gods to two—a god of fire and a god of water. The first is called Kabe kamol and the latter Hatokamoi. They, also, like mo3t peoples who have a re ligious system, believe in some sort of heaven and hell. THE MINNEAPOLIS JOURNAL. IN ART CIRCLES The annual exhibition at the Carnegie Insti tute, Pittsbairg, opened Thursday afternoon with Founder's Day exercises, at which ex- President Cleveland -made the address. This was followed by a crush reception in the art gallery. Mr. Cleveland was accompanied by his wife. The announcement of 'the prize win ners was nwide at the exercises. The first prize, $1,500 and a gold medal, wu-s won by Alfred Maurer of New York, with a picture entitled "An Arrangement." It shows a woman intent upon studying the pla cing in:d color scheme of a carpet which she hast drawn up over her knees. There is a diffused light over the whole COnvad. It is graceful, harmonious, and perfect, iv order and arrangement. . The second prize. $1,000 and a silver medal, was taken by "Sawing—a Portrait," by Ellen M. Ahrens of Philadelphia. - The third prize, (5M and a bronze medal, was won by Edmund Tarbell of Boston, lor his painting, "Venetian Blind." It is a curi ous conceit, with the sunlight richly diffused through a kaleidoscopic blind, and the effect upon a picturesquely potsed young woman is charming. The two honorable mention pictures are "Tho Hour Glass" by Mary L. Macomber, and "Light," by Henry le Sedaneur. One of the finest pieces of sentiment In the entire gallery is Miss Macomiber's picture, which Is full of the deepest pathos. A gray-haired old woman, in black, sits contemplating the «sand running out of an hour trlass, and, as a sum mary of resignation to the weariness of life, it ;s a sermon. Thep lace of .honor was accorded to Edwin A. Abbey's liig theatric picture, "The Penance of Eleanor," which was exhibited at the Pan- Anierie&n. Several other Pan-American pic tures are also shown. Among the most Inter esting pictures are a portrait of Rodin, by John Alexander; a stirring marine by \V. I* Wylle, who has taken for his theme Kipling's sailor poem, "The Bolivar"; "Saving Their Neck»," by H. C. Nap-ier; "Evening Light," by Bruce Crane; "Hero," Alma-Tadema; "Venetian Women," Edmond Aman-Jean; and others by Stanhope A. Forbes, Wiuslow Homer, Edward W. Redfield, Robert W. Allan, George De Forrest Brush, Robert Blum, Christian Krohg, Fritz Thaulow and Thomaa Eakins. Mr. and Mxe. Cleveland were cheered en thusiastically as they entered the great music hall, packed with people. Mr. Cleveland spoke on citizenship, thy title- being "The Obligations of Copartnership." The other speakers were Joseph Jefferson, John W. Alexander of New York on "Our Tariff Against Art," and Robert W. Allan of Lon don, a member of the jury which awarded the prizes. Mr. Alexander advocated taking the tariff off paintings, declaring that the true artist does not need protection. The fall exhibition at ihe Chicago Art In stitute opened this week. A noticeable fea ture is several ■collections of a considerable number of paintings by the same artist. One entire room is filled with paintings by Gari Mechers, about equally divided between por traits full oT worth and beauty and Dutch compositions, in which wholesome, uncon scious plainness proves very attractive. There is but one landscape, of a park, with a lady and her red-coated cavalier pacing beside a fountain. Among the Dutch studies are "The Kiss," a round-faced mother with severely parted and brushed hair imprinting a hearty kiss on the cheek of an unresisting, chubby infant clasped to her breast. Another is "The Bride," and two awkward country girls are absorbed in the contemplation of their first communion. A -whole wall \a covered with studies of rocks and sea by Jules Mersfelder, and a small room is filled with representations of Alpine scenery from the brush of Charles C. Curran, excellently done. All show the Jungfrau in its various moods. Robert Von noh has an Interesting picture called "Hy tlrangeae," of a young woman standing amid flowers and sunshine, who is readily recog nized as his wife, formerly Miss Bessie O. Potter of Chicago, a clever sculptor, whose ■work is much appreciated. Mary MacMonnies, a painter, who is the wife of the sculptor, MaoMonnles, hae several small pictures of a sunny antique garden, with formal circling flower beds, ponds and terraces. In opposition to these floral summer scenes are Walter Nettleton's colorful "Early Snow fall," where the grass is still green and the changing leaves are yet on the trees. Elmer Schofleld has a "Winter Evening" diffused In green light, and near It Svend Svendson has a "Winter Morning," where green in the painted cottage also predomintes. Birge Harrison, too, celebrates the pictorial quali ties of ice and snow; so does Walter Palmer. In view of the fact that the Minneapolis Society of Fine Arts is negotiating for the collection of Verestschagin pictures after they have been exhibited at the Art Institute, the following description of it will interest Min neapolis people: It will consist of the series illustrative of Napoleon's disastrous Moscow- campaign, which includes a large number of canvases representing battle and hospital scenes exe cuted in this artist's usual literal and force ful manner; a series of exciting actualities which occurred in the Philippines during the campaign for tho occupation of the islands, large pictures and said to be startlingly lit eral, as the painter was an eye-witness rf the events; a series of very original studies made amid the snows of the Himalaya moun tains, and reproductions of all these, as well as other matters, promise to make this an extraordinarily attractive showing. Verest schagin is a handsome, robust, amiable giant; honest, sincere, a lover of telling the literal truth, perhaps leaning to the side of severe literalism; but this is in accordance with his convictions and his horror of war, which he considers it his duty to reveal. The painter will be present in person during the time of the exhibition. This collection will depart from Russia about the present date, and, passing by all eastern cities, will come di rectly to the Art Institute. The total salea at the art galleries of the Pan-American exposition at Buffalo amounted to less than $15,000 for twenty-seven pictures, a disappointing result considering the large number of pictures shown (600) and their high quality. The Buffalo Fine Arts Acade my bought six paintings, as follows: Frank W. Benson's "The tysters," H. Siddons Mow bray's "The Lady in Bfack," Henry W. Ranger's "A Group of Oaks," Childe Has sain's "Gloucester," Edward Dufner's "In the Studio," and W. Elmer Schofleld's "Au tumn in Brittany." According to the Paris Temps some radical changes have been decided upon for future exhibitions at the Champs Elysees salon, with a. view to increase public interest and consequent sales. Upon the suggestion of Al bert Maignon, two galleriee are to be de voted to the works of one painter, the artists so honored to be designated by a special committee. An artist who shall have ob tained a special gallery for his own works may not ask for a similar privilege, except after an interval of five years. STREET PAVING IN PEKING. ■ Boston Journal. Mr. Monier tells this story about offi cial ife in China: "A short time ago the emperor of China made up his mind that the street of the legations in Peking should at last be paved. To insure the work being done, he himself provided the money—some $16,000. This sum was handed to a high official of the public roads and highways department. It en tered into the mind of this dignitary that the work could be done for much less. He very soon found an enterprising contract or who undertook the task for $5,000. No. 2 had, however, views similar to those of No. 1, and was equally successful in find ing a No. 3, who, in his turn, considered $2,500 an extravagant sum fo» so insig nificant an undertaking. The street was eventually paved at a oost of $16." And yet some say that the Chinese are not in advanced condition of civilization. A COMFORTING IMPROVEMENT. Richmond Dispatch. ' Pinchbeck— doctor! I see you continue your visits to my neighbor,' G-ufflnger; how is he, by the way, this morning? Doctor-^I am glad to be able to report a noticeable Improvement in his case. . Pinoheck—lndeed! Is he able to do any thing yatT Doctor— Indeed! He was able to pay his bill yesterday, and that's a marked Im provement .as compared to th> bulk of my patients, THEN AND NOW. Mrs. AsMt— she marry the man she loved ? ' ._ Mrs. Tellit— but she doesn't love the wan she married. . ■ *'' ■ • ■ ■ • '}.' "."' ''. : ' 'C 9 ! ■ ..''' ' ' -...'.... 330 LUMBER EXCHANGE. Look up that beautiful home. 1804 First Avo. S., of 12 ronis,"solid pressed.brick, conveniently arranged, with large lot; 7;>xl2S; l;Vrge shade trees $fIA?HIAAV will purchase the 12-roora iQGIIiSBJaJ house, ' No. tsoo rst ay S; ■'»«»*•'*•' corner lot; 75x124'/i; fine ■ lawn, shado trees, etc; ?.- r::-' ■ (tAfIAA ■"—'the very low price for the ÜbUUUiJ 12-room >-honse, all modern, ™. w^ww -- combination hot air and hot . water heat; corner lot L.45xt20. Also has a . , good barn. No. 1003 Ste^yen^av. i';;:}:: ®TSS^ft is ■ a sacrtttee price for that IS lOIIU brick veneer-house with spac •¥» ■w w lous i u t; -J3XI2H, overlooking Steele Park, No. 1703 Fifth aye S;as Rood as v . si flower Rarden of your own, free of cost; . hardwood, floors, good barn, etc. ... Q^ltffctflA for that 10-room all modern w4tfBJU house with..barn; two bath *r ■ w w rooms; lot 50x125; No. 1820 Clinton Avenue. '■ Cil^flfl '■ the very"lDW prict for that aO*S>£llflJ new. up-to-date 8-room house, HIW7W No. 2750 Houth b'reuiont Aye., with lot 44x00. Call at once to secure this. $Jl fC ififffc' i>n' tll;lt comfortable home of s tO^VftJgJ I r°oms, all modern, with good x ""w barn; east front lot 40x125, be tween 23d and 24th sts., on "Aldrlch Aye. CilftAA for the 8-rooro house. No. 80 4K**U I Morth "Twelfth Street. Lot W m*o***m- 5000. •■• y'- ; ■">':"' i ;j£ 7vT-- . VAC AN (441 A for l 0 lots. 42*x126 to 14-foot alley; ag^IXISJ all lie line; between3Bth and 39th B" and Thomas and Xerxes ays N.j a Hue 'investment; overlooking Crystal Lake. fikAflAg^ tor 41 lots, 40x128. fronting on O^l I I'ark ay and Columbus ay.be- V^""^» tween4Sth and 50th sts. '.? ; 644AA for six lots, 40x128, east front, i|//S 118 Oil Dupout ay, between 33 i and VbbWW 3 «hsts. ©OKft for lot- 40x123. on Pleasant ay; vvOU ■ cast font; nfth soutn ot'-6th st. Eft ft for lot -40x128, on Harriet ay; KlOlUf DJ est front; third lot south of 2tSth ▼¥lfw st. 04AAA f°r lot ■-in Sunny side. 42x134; ta^UUU east front; Bryant Aye. S., fifth nfHwvw lot north of 24th; lies flneand a bargain. & Eft ft for lot, 50x172. 160 feet south of OOutJ Lake st; west front; 22d S. MAGNIFICENT SITE. Overlooking both cities at St. Anthony Park, between two and three acres of land, the highest trround ju the two cities, with Deautiful lawn, shade trees, gravel walks, with fine barn, boulder stone foundation, stone steps, grottoes, etc., at the low price of $8,000. Bunnyside Home 94750 New, eight-rorm modern house, just finished; east front, 40-foot lot: elegant basement, with laundry, 10 foot in the clear; large rectption hall, fine hard wood floors all over; nice landing in hall with large leaded glass window; four bedrooms, large bath, elegant large attic. 1 will sell this for $500 down to good party, balance 6 per cent to suit In $50 monthly payments. $5,000—10 flats, full lot; these pay 32 per cent and are a good investment; good location; will always rent. $950—45-foot lot on Aldrich ay S, Sunny side. All street Improvements paid for. GEO. H. HJTCIINS 504 Hennecin Aye., West Hotel. Realty in Minneapolis THIRD STREET SALE Nickels & Smith Sell 44 Front age to L. S. Gillette. ACTIVITY IN LINDEN HILLS That Choice District "Will Be Pushed in the Noar Future- Realty Gowsiii. Nickels & Smith have sold to L. S. Gll lete forty-four feet of business property on North Third street between First and Second avenues. The lot is on the north side of the street. The sale was made for the Mutual Life Insurance company, of Portland, Me. The property is the north west 44 feet of lot 3, block 55, Minneapolis. The consideration was $9,500. Mr. ■Gillette stands ready to erect a building on the property for a desirable tenant and has placed the handling of the matter in the hands of Nickels & Smith, Minnesota Loan and Trust company build ing. This firm reports the following addi tional sales: Double house, 3039-41 Clinton avenue to Barbar H. Plaherity, $2,000; two lots. Prospect Park second division, to O.- H. Arnold, $350. These lots to be improved; lot 19, block 20, Remington Park first di vision, to Peter A. O'Brien, $2.75; house in Barnes' subdivision to Frederick Goehrs, $600. David Perry Jones, president of the real estate iboard, says of the real estate situa tion that there are more inquiries and more sales since Xov. 1 than at any time in September or October. Such conditions have never prevailed Jor years before— such activity in the month of November has not been witnessed by the real estate men in Minneapolis for years. This indi cates that the inquiry is healthy and will continue for years. The movement is general instead of in spurts. Mr. Jones found in his last trip east that the common expression among the people of that section of the country was that Minneapolis was one of the most beautiful and desirable places for resi dence in the country. The city has a splendid reputation. Persons in the east who have holdings here are Inclined to retain them. They believe that Minne apolis property is too good to sell on the present basis. The feeling is that the time will come when Minneapolis realty will be so much better an investment that it is wise to hold on. Easterners believe that Minneapolis is too strong a place and has too fine a future to lose faith in its property. The question among eastern moneyed men is, "Why don't Minneapolis men have more faith in their own city?" Prices are astoundingly low, such as could not pre vail in an eastern city, they say. If busi ness is as good as reported and the town is growing rapidly the wonder is that real estate does not respond. The only reply that can be given is that Minneapolis peo ple and real estatae dealers are not as confident of the advance in value of real estate as they ought to be. Mr. Jones does not believe that we comprehend our selves its value and endeavor to unload. The fact that Minneapolitans do not ap preciate their own interests has never been so firmly impressed on Mr. Jones as this last trip. In former days Judge C. E. Vanderburgh, who had large holdings along the river foank toward Minnehaha falls from River- Bld*e park, believed that at some future time the river bank would have a Summit avenue lined with fine residences, as in St. Paul. It seemed to the early settlers the desirable residence location of the city. Witness the old Atwater place and other homesteads near the present St. Mary's hospital. It is curious to note that although the ideas of these early men were not a correct prediction of the future for various reasons, at the present time C^'ftCAA only for that 12-room house, iß^SwUll'^°* 1U West 14th St" Lot C4EAA only— . 8-room house with Jail 9 'oath room, east front lot 63X128, ™WWWI* No 3408 2nd Ay. S. Look this ' up at once. ..- - . ■■[ * *J Cft ft for an'B-room house with large ell OILJIIS lot, 66x165. Xo. 2006 2'/i Street *» "-T.: south. ; ■■; . Oi4AA for the' 6-room house with lot bBJ/I I 20x130. No. 271 Twenty-first ™■■■ " 7*.,.avenue south. ... . '.'j.-,.v flk flTb Kf A tf¥ -iH'ooiß Dutch Colonial n§ O «J» OB house—new, ornamentitl, **""." hardwood, finish in the 1 shape of seats, heam ceilings, paueled wain- : scotlng, pillars, china closet, etc., gas, open ,; plumbing, etc. No. 3208 Harriet Aye.; east front. , fljk 0% Ag% g% « Seven-room, new, modern ' wtSlf UU house, corner 22nd and Bloomington ay: sewer, . gas." open plumbing, hardwood finish, stone walks, etc. - 4&k gjt "7 C gTK Saven-room, new. mod- J»^ M gill crn house, near 22d sc ■*** ■"" ■ and Bloomlngton avenue. Sewer, gas, open plumbing, hardwood fin ish, stone walks, etc. ■ - . £t± 'jk <m A'A for the 6-room house with Ja UJL 1111 lot 20xi:$0. No. 271 Twenty- BMW fll . gt aTenue S. . r LOTS: / $&% EIV eacn for ttiree lots, 60x127; ivist JTaJatlJ fro it; corner E »ith and 15th T 1*'* aVS. ;:- ':: : •.-■;- AAPA each, two lots, 60x122; Blooming- BllitalJ ton av-. between 37th and 38th ff^QC each, four lots, 46x127; corner; «slrf.^KS X- 3Sth st. and 14th and 15th ▼ ta6lV ayes. S. - . OAfJA Lot, 49x125; west front; corner ta sL oJ c- 3:sili and Longfellow ar. Got OPAA Lot, 42x128; east front; corner W. uluU I Mtil ' st and -Holmes aye; very V w desirable and low price. . • fi'QAAA for a beautiful lot at Lake of ■a^U U the Isles, 54x170; fronts on the *P"»fww lake and boulevard. . ^ OQAAA for 100x155 feet, east frpnt on fcB&flBIII! Humboldt Aye.. Lake of the "**'***" Isles; very choice. 0. 1. BORTLE £;•• Special Bargains dti 1 jfSA-Wne rooms and barn; «J> B IJU sewer, city water, well aud cistern; good repair; part of this can remain on mortgage, 6 per cent. 26th St., 13 hay. 8. (7RA~ Six rooms; water, sewer, vs wv stone walk; newly painted. 24th St., 18th ay. S. &I(n&Rfffc—slx rooms, Id perfect I WwU repair; well, cellar,cis tern ; stone walk around house and In street; rental value $14 month; corner lot. 24th st, 14th ay. S. INVESTIGATE. OLD TIME SNAPS. $725—X0. 706 19th ay NE, near Monroe st. A ood six-room house, with good well, cellar, stone sidewalk, etc. $675—X0. 2209 Madison st, one block from Van Cleve school. A good eight-room house, with well aud cellar, and city water in street. Could not be duplicated for $1,500. $975 —For 1925 Polk si; two houses, one 7, one 4 rooms, on a fine corner. This property rents for $15 a month. $650 —For No. 2707 Oliver ay X, an eight-room house, well rented; a place that cost more than double the. money. $500 —Will buy 55 feet frontage on "d ay NE, at 4th st. It's not three minutes' walk from St. Anthony Falls Bank and busi ness center. Save $100 a year in car fai c and time by having your home down town. P. G. DEM ING, 2407 Central Aye. a movement of investors toward this part i of the city is taking place on both sides. of the river. The tip has been passed j around among men who have money to • invest that the new government dams are! to cause the formation of a lake near Meeker island, that this is to be one of the beauty spots to be much sought after by prospective residents, who have an eye to the esthetic, that property is cheap in these additions and values are due to rise, therefore now is the time to buy. It is true that an immense amount of property is purchasable in this part of the city which will enhance in value by the completion of the east and west "bank river drives by the park board of Minne apolis. Perchance the dreams of some of the old-time real estate men in regard to the river bank as the prime residence locations of the city may come true. A composite of the expression of sev eral of the prominent real estate men seems to be that a good many of the agents are somewhat childish in their dealings with one another, and that one of the aims of the real estate board should should be in the direction of restoring a feeling of perfect amity and accord among the dealers of the city. It is be lieved that this will result in a stopping of the practice of "throat-cutting" and other reprehensible methods that now ob tain and which have a direct effect of making sales much below the standard and of a consequent depreciation of sur rounding values. One agent in particular spoke very Strongly -this week against the lack of dis crimination shown by a few who are ne gotiating sales. One of these is the con stant advice of clients to sell at what they can get, for the purpose of inflating the sales of the agency. Some believe in quick sales, thus in creasing the volume of business. In other words the policy is not to advise a client to |hold on for a time until values are settled. This habit of rapid sales results in the interjection of. low prices in a neighborhood in which the owners have endeavored to establish a tone to the market, thus knocking in. the head a gradual and natural Improvement In val ues and prices. Linden Hills Activity. Outside suburbs seems to be attracting more attention than any other properties nowadays. The foremost in line being the Lake Harriet property. A great many transfers have taken place this week of lots In this vicinity; one purchase involving fourteen lots in a bunch. The improvement in the early spring of King boulevard will undoubtedly create very lively speculation of lots In this vicinity. Edmund G. Walton, manager of the Linden Hills property announces that Thomas Lowry, tha owner, expects to put that property on the market with renewed vigor. Streets that have not been touched for ten years will be cleaned up and graded; city water pipes will be ex tended, ararngemen<ts made to loan money to expectant builders and every effort made to make Linden Hills what it always was in tended to be. Mr. Lowry owns 320 lots and expects to ac quire much larger interests. Price lis>ts will bo arranged and printed for circulation about January 16. The Xew City Maps. The new city maps, for which the real estate board has been waiting so long, have been shipped from the east and should be ready for distribution during the next two weeks. The maps are printed from the only plates whl3h have been brought up to date. They show the latest extensions of the city limits, the street car lines and ward boun dary changes up to the present time. KuildiiiK Note*. The Improvement Bulletin reports as follows: • .. '; ... C, A. P. Turner, engineer, is preparing plans for a steel plant and bolter works for vVm. Bros. The main building will bo 112x800. ends and sides of solid brick, and boiler house, engine-room and machine shop, 40x100. The Interior construction and roof trusses will be of steel. The present buildings will cost $40,000, '■ and -the contract for putting ia the NOVEMBER 9, 1901. A VIEW AT LINDEN HILLS. 325 lots at Linden Hills, Lake Harriet, are owned in this office. They are most beauti ful and sitely. You will never regret buying a lot in this beautiful suberb even if you don't build right away. My cheapest lot is $250, my boulevard lots, $750. They are very large, all 55x150 feet or over. Edmund G. Walton 300 HENNEPIN AVENUE. David P. Jonas & Co. Oneida Building. &4ORA Ppr 2814 and 2810 OZ^lOtf llth ay b. C-iiat brick house building, present rental In come 837 a month. This bargain is greatly reduced from former price, and will be withdrawn absolutely from the market unless sold during this month. The buildings are located on 2 lots, dimensions of ground 71x128. & E£ tfb£&— 2so6 Stevens Aye., in *H B Cllf tf splendid condition of repair, barn, city water, fine neighbor hood; rents for $200 a year. Some dis count for cash if taken at once. <£t 4 Aftil~ 2508 ytevens Aye. 7- l*frw" room house, in good condition of repair; excellent neighbor hood; rents for $200 a year; some dis count for all cash if taken at once. David C. Bell, Prest. Walter A. Egrgleston. Secy. James B. Sutherland. Treas. David C. Bell Investment C .. i No a 11l SOi I Catalog of Bargains UU» 1 Fourth St. j Always on Hand. CQQflfl~' -206 Portland ay, partlj <fcOTJS-Lot on I(>th Ay©. S. between modern, 9-room house, fine «}JA ■%9 29th and Lake Sts., size 40x123, condition, large east front lot, 4Sxi'.'s. city water and walk. 82900-3t!ii,rcsiffJs3 $250i»S AbSS heat; also barn, can lease for per R-Lot on SneUlng ' Aye. south of large lot, 46x123. . \ 9'u 35th St., size 40x160; easy terms; <J»*7 EJ^IiJTI— No. 2114 Fremont ay 8, fine one block from Minneuaha car line, v? ■ %M%2%jt modern resldence.complete A 4 e/k-Tntnnigthav s i wfw(im 00,1 in every respect, fine location, east front lot, $1 5 O 3«L sts.. size soxiw easy 50x128. . - . terms. $950-*-if 8S SKtttt 5325-« L«3 tfWfttet 1*! Park; look It up, will go quick. .. 42x129; city water and walk. stone foundation will be let Nov. 11. Full plans are not completed" yet for,the super structure. J. & W. A. Elliott have begun work at the City hospital ou finishing the laundry and kitchen building over the heating plant and the operating-room. It win be of pressed brick and cut stone eonipoeltion work, with hollow tile flreproonng, hardwood floors. L. A. Laruoreaux, architect. Cost complete, ?35,000. J. Henry Record has plans for a residence at 3237 Park avenue for Mrs. George Holt. It will be 2fix32, IV 2 -story, frame. "Work will be by the day. Cost, $2,100. Mr. Record has plane for a residence to be erected at 3044 Harriet avenue for H. W. West. It will be 26x44, two stories, frame. Cc*t, $3,200. Fremont D. Orff has plans for a residence on Lake street and James avenue S for Eliza beth A. Preston. It will be 26x34, two sto ries. Cost, $5,000. J. E. Pilgrim, contractor. i Conrad & Lane have begun work on a rasi- I dence at 3001 Fremont avenue N, for W. S. Coe, 1215 Thirtieth avenue N. It will be 25x38, two stories. The Keith company, archi tects. Cost, $3,000. Harry G. Carter has plans for a store and flat building at 1530 E. Franklin avenue, for George D. Craig. It will be 25x90, two stories and basement, of pressed and common brick, cut Btona. Cost $6,500. J. & E. C. Haley have plans for a residence at 820 Twenty-second avenue S, for J. S. Hooper. It will be 30x48, two stories. Cost $4,000. Christ A. Boehme has plans for a store at 119 Washington avenue N, for Liouis Cussler. It will be 22x96, two stories and basement, pressed brick and plate glass front, flats on second floor. Work will ba by the day. Cost, $4,500. C. 8. Wentworth company has the contract for the heating apparatus for thp veterinary building at the state farm. Pike & Cook have the contract for interior improvements to the Grabill building, 328 Nic ollet avenue. Among changes will be a pressed steel ceiling, tile work and interior fittings, for the Chicago, Milwaukee & Bt Paul Railway company, offices. Cost, $2,000. Charles S. Sedgwick has plans for im provements and additions to tho residence of H. A. Thayer on Groveland avenue. It will include interior and exterior additions amounting to $2,500. Ernest Sorenson, 3310 Blalsdell avenue, has let the contract to wrect his residence at 2817 Girard avenue S, to G. Wattles. It will be 24x33, two stories, frame. The Keith Co., architects. Cost, $1,600. H. J. O. Reed has begun work on a frame residence t 626 Sixteenth avenue S for Charle* F. Sideuer. It will be 24x36, two stories, frame. Cost, $2,800. C. C. Johnson, 828 Sixteenth avenue N, has begun work on his frame residence at 240$ Humboldt avenue 8. It will ba 30x42, two stories. J. and E. C. Haley, architects. Cost, $6,000. J. J. Dissette has the contract for a resi dence «ut 2708 Chicago avenue, for G. W. Nelson. It will be 26x42, two stories. Coet $3,000. Fisher & Lyon have the conVict to erect J. G. Rich's residence, at 140S 1-ieasant ave nue. J. and E. C. Haley, architects. Cost. $2,000. John Engquist, 3115 Nicollet avenue, secured tho general contract to erect F. L. Clarke's residence on Portland avenue, near Thirty first street. Li. A. Lainoreaux. architeot. Cost, $2,400. The Norwegian Unitarian society con templates improvements on their church at Ninth street and Twelfth avenue S. Coat $1,000. THE EMBARRASSED WHALE. "I do not mind the notoriety so much," so liloquized the whale, after it had left Jonah on the beach, "but those smart young whales in our set will be sure to always be asking me to taka something for the inner man, or to go spouting around about how hard It is to keep a good man down." A TIGHT FIT. Mra. Cobwigger—Whenever you mislay any thing you blame trie. What in tha world would I do with your shoehorn' Cobwigger—l don't see how else you could get into that bathing suit you w«ar. 1147 Girard Aye. N., V l*rslU 10-room bouse, in good condition of repair, with city water in house; rents for $18 a month; house located on corner; stone side walk on both sides. 1* |"|—BO2 13th aye. SE, 7-room M W house, with cistern, in good condition; very few properties at this price left in the city for sale; lib eral discount for cash. Call and see us at once. d^ £ A per acre for 80-acre improved farm %% miles above Rob binsdale on Osseo road; this price good for this month only—greatest farm bargain in Hennepin county. PEDIGREE HUNTING Grange Surprises Confront Those WUo Go Seeking Their Ancestors. "I really do not think there can be a more fascinating pursuit than pedigree hunting," said a well-known heraldic agent, "for it is full of #uch strange sur prises, and illustrates as perhaps no other pursuit can the dramatic possibilities of life from the farcical to the tragical. "You can take It for granted that many a poor man or woman who enviously watches the coroneted carriages dash past them boasts a lineage many centuries older and immeasurably better than the lords and ladies who sit in them. In fact, only a few weeks ago I mads the discovery that the coachman of a certain noble lord, whose great grandfather was a laborer, has a direct descent from King Btheired, through the Karons Lumly, and is con nected both by blood and alliance with our royal family. "This is nothing remarkable, either, for, as you may know, th.c last of the Planta genets died as a farm laborer, and the granddaughter of Margaret Plantagenet, niece of Kings Edward IV. and Richard 111., married a village joiner, and had a Bon who lived and died a cobbler at New port, in Shropshire, in the seventeenth century. "Vary many of the ancient and powerful family of Burgh, which traces its descent from Charles, fifth son of the Emperor Charlemagne, are to-day earning their livings In all kinds of menial and humble capacities. "Of course, to people in such positions their ancient lineage is absolutely uaeless, and a knowledge of it could only unfit them for the lowly roles they are destined to play in life; but their masters would gladly pay many thousands of pounds to boast such a descent. "Many of my clients are people of this class—people who almost insist that I shall provide them wtth a family tree, and are terribly indignant, and even abusive, when I fail, as In most cases Is almost Inevitable. "Only last year a man commissioned me to trace his descent, which, after infinite labor and searching in two continents, I carried back to the middle of the eigh teenth century, when I found his progen itor was of a rery, humble rank in life, who had narrowly escaped transporta tion. "Wben I told him the result of my researches he was furious and vowed that he would not pay me a penny for my labor. He has since revised his decision— under pressure. "In another case I found that my client was directly descended from a farm labor er In Yorkshire, who, as far a» I have been able to discover, does not seem to have had a father. .•.;-;..-.<■■■.'.->'•; "Many people are quite oontent, on the strength of some similarity of name, to annex the pedigree and armorial achieve ments of some of our noblest families. One man 1 knew, whose name resemble* that of a -'certain well-known. duke, has calmly appropriated .'the coat of arms, crest, motto and even supporters, and has had them tpalnted or engraved .on his crockery and silver—in" faot, all over the house. HJcA '•S-'-Zt' "And yet I have the best r«eson* for knowing that ■ this man is • no more con nected with tho ducal family of which, h* boasts than with the man in the moon. Maud—HoW do you like our new clergy man? Mabel—He's splendid. I haven't heard, him preach yet, but he golfs beautifully!