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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
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
"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,
"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
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 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
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
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.
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.
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
Mrs. AsMt— she marry the man she
loved ? ' ._
Mrs. Tellit— but she doesn't love
the wan she married. . ■ *'' ■ • ■
■ • '}.' "."' ''. : ' 'C 9 ! ■ ..''' ' ' -...'....
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.
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
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.
504 Hennecin Aye., West Hotel.
Realty in Minneapolis
Nickels & Smith Sell 44 Front
age to L. S. Gillette.
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
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.
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.
$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
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.
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
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
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,
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
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,
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,
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
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.
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
"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."
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.
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
"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
"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
"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
"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
Mabel—He's splendid. I haven't heard,
him preach yet, but he golfs beautifully!

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