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TETUBSDAY EVENING, NOVEMBER 21, 1901.
YERXA You will never be disap pointed in our prices. We allow no dealer to undersell us. Any legiti mate cut made on any staple grocery item is im mediately met here. 10 lbs. good California Prunes \3sc 1 lb. pure, cleaned Currants.. . 10c 1-gal. can Maple Flavored Syrup.... 35c 10-lb. bag Wisconsin Buckwheat...... 33c L's-lb. bag Wisconsin Buckwheat 75c Good Mixed Nuts 12V>c Mincemeat; ■lb v. .;. ; 8c Fresh, Baked Soda or Oyster Crack er* s^c Crisp Ginger Snaps 5c Pretzels, lb 9c CALIFORNIA PRUNES 10 Ib^ for ...... 35c Fall line or all kinds evaporated California Fruits. CLEAN CURRANTS.In I-Ib. package .... 10c EXCELLENT SWEET CORN 85c doz EXCELLENT BARLY JUNE PEAS $1,05 doz. STANDARD PACKED TOMATOES $1.10 doz., STANDARD CALIFORNIA PEACHES $1.90 doz. FANCY APPLES. 1 bushel box $1.35 i FULLCREAH CHEESE 10c lb 10 bar* DIAfIOND LAUNDRY SOAP for 35c EVAPORATED APPLES 10c lb PURE APPLE CIDER .'. 25c gallon CABBAOE Schead CRANBERRIES ; 7c quart TURNIPS. RUTABAGAS, CARROTS, PARSNIPS. BEETS .10c peck Coffee. Fresh from our Blue-Flame Gas Roaster. Good Rio Coffee > 12^-c Queen Coffee ; 15c Kobal Coffee '.'.'.'.'.'.'.'. 22c Hoffman House Coffee :.... 30c Teas. Teas. Pan-American Tea, per lb 40c Minarda, per lb 60c One hundred other kinds to choose from. Pastry and Cake. The best that can be made. Try one of our Apple or Mince Pies. .t " ; Market. Salmon Steak 1214c Halibut Steak \ [ 12%c ■ Lake Superior Trout ' " lie White Fish , " He I Pike r, ■;;;;;; lOc j Pickerel , c ! Fresh Herring 5c Boiled Lobster, lb 25c St^S O6 N f Ai!aP^ CATION por regis- STATE OF MINNESOTA. COUNTY OF HEN nepin.—as.: District Court, Fourth Judicial District. Frank W. Commons, applicant to have reg istered the land described as follows: Lots Four and Nine, Block Two, Bell Brothers" Addition to Minneapolis, as the same appear upon the official plat of said Addition on file and of record in the office of the Register of Deeds in and for said Hennepin County, Plaintiff, vs. all other persons or parties un kuown, claiming aiijc right, title, estate, lein or interest in the real estate described in the application herein. Defendants. The State of Minnesota to the above-named defendants: are hereby summoned and required to answer the application of the applicant plain tiff in the above-entitled application for reg istration and to file a ropy of your answer to the said application in the office of the clerk of said court, in said county, within twenty days after the service of this sum mons upon you, exclusive of the day of such service; and if you fail to answer the said application within the time aforesaid, the ap plicant plaintiff in this action will apply to the court for the relief demanded in the ap plication herein. Witness. ('. N. Dickey, clerk of said court, and the seal thereof, at Minneapolis, in said county, this 14th day of November, A. D IMI. C. X. DICKEY, Clerk. [Seal.] SEWALL D. ANDREWS, Attorney for Plaintiff, iSOS* New York Life Bldg., Minneapolis, Minnesota. CHEWING BY CHILDREN Lincoln School Mother* Informed a* to its Importance. While the pupils of Lincoln school worked busily in excellent order yester day afternoon, their mothers listened to the recitations with interest and at the close of the session gathered in the kin dergarten room for a mothers' meeting. The walls had been hung with burlap, bordered with a pretty design, which formed a background for an exhibit of the children's work —paper canoes and chains, baskets and mats of raffia and rattan, written work, drawings, and water color sketches. After a charming program of music by the little folk. Dr. Mary Hartzell spoke simply about the "Care of Children's Teeth." She said first that health de pended in a great measure on the care and proper use of the teeth; that many ills were caused by careless mastication, and decaying teeth which created poisons more virulent, if injected into the sys tem, than many obtained in drug stores. Then the speaker urged the mothers to teach the children habits of careful masti cation and thorough cleanliness, showing that the best brushes were those having bristles of different lengths, and that the teeth should be brushed up and down as well as back and forth. After the program, Russian tea was served from a samovar, and an informal half hour was spent by the teachers and guests in enjoyable conversation. A SUDDEN DROP IN PORK. A ear of a Minneapolis & St. Louis stosk train, bound for South St. Paul, Jumped the tracks at the Raymond avenue bridge, St. Anthony Park, yesterday. It fell to the street below, about forty feet, and twenty-three of the seventy hogs In the car were killed. Thu Logd were the property of R. H. Kempton of Morton, Minn. The car was badly broken up and the bridge slightly damaged. jftilßt, EYES I^^^^^^^C Examined Free. •^^^^^lyJ-' Artificial Eyes. OPTICIAN, 409 Mcollet. PIANOS There are still a number left of those mag nificent $475 Pianos, going at $270 each. The greatest Piano snap ever offered in America. Better call today. Terms cash or $8 to $10 a month. Store Open Evenings. Foster & Waldo 40 Fifth St. S., Corner Nicollet Av. THE CITY TOWN TALK Choice farm loans for ♦ Bale, with title* guaranteed. Title Insurance and Trust Co. Children all over town are asking grocers for Regan's "fruit" bread. It contains rai sins and currants and Is nicely spiced. On account of Mrs. Delia Whitney Norton's absence from the city, no Christian Science meeting will be held at her home thla eve ning. To enjoy the evening, visit the new Ladies' C«f«, Hotel Nicollet. A select program by Professor Otto Pankopf's orchestra from 6:30 to 8 o'clock every evening. The much-delayed case wherein R. S. Keeler is charged by Thomas J. Hamlin with Sabbath breaking, iu selling an umbrella on Sunday, is to come up before a jury iu the municipal court to-morrow morning. -Minneapolis lodge, No. 1, Knights of Pyth ias, at the Masonic Temple, will work the second degree to-morrow night with a full team in attedimce. Afterward, the nomina tion of officers for next year will be made Late yesterday afternoon the house of John Cummings. L'7l'9 Western avenue, was com pletely destroyed by flre. When the depart ment arrived the flre was well under way, the occupants not being at home to give an earlier alarm. Carrie Le Haum, aged 17, who left her homa at ISC. Miltou street. Prospect Park last Sun day, was found yesterday by the police. She was wandering about in the vicinity of her Home and appeared to be suffering from men tal aberration. of the Independent Order of Odd Fellows will consolidate in the near future if satisfactory conclusions can be arrived at by the joiiit committee appointed to investigate the matter. The North Star, Ripley and John White lodges are interested, the move ment being instigated by the North Star lodge, the oldest iu the city. Kev. F. C. Ottmau, pastor of the Memorial church, at Newark, N. J., will meet with the Presbyterian pastors and elders to-inorrow afternoon, at J o'clock, in the West Hotel. .Mr. Uttuian is ou a six weeks' furlough and is traveling in the interests of the twentieth century evangelistic movement planned by the committee of the general assembly. The work of the winter in Minneapolis will be discussed. A young woman who refused to divulge her identity tried to end her life yesterday by leaping from the steel arch bridge. She crawled over the railing and her dress caught in the sharp rods. Just then a man passed by, and he tried to rescue her. As aa early ! Eighth and Central car passed, Conductor F. T. Dahl saw the struggle and, stopping the car, helped the stranger to get the woman back on the bridge. Andrew James was up before Judge Dick inson, of the municipal court, this morning, charged with grand larceny in the first de gree. The complaint was made by Oscar I Kngquist, who charges that James stole a pocketbook containing $20 from his pocket. After an exciting chase around the tables in the Stockholm saloon. Officer John Fern ar rested James at midnight yesterday. His case was referred to the grand jury. A horse attached to an Adams Express com pany delivery wagon became frightened while standing at the Union station at 6:30 last eve ning and ran up the tracks through the yards, and, arriving at the Great Northern railroad bridge at Fourth avenue N, turned onto it and dashed on across the river. After cover ing this distance and tearing across the rail road tracks and ties, the animal came to a standstill on Xicollet island. Neither horse nor wagon appeared any the worse for the experience. Private detectives employed by the state board of pharmacy have recently" been shad owing Minneapolis druggists. It is believed that several have been discovered violating the state law, which prohibits unregistered as sistants from dispensing poison. It is difficult to prevent this, as the law permits the assist ant to dispense poison if his chief is standing by at the time. Detective have evidence in a number of cases where poisons were dispensed when the registered pharmacist was not in the store. The fine for violation is $50. TO SHUT OUT MILWAUKEE Chicago Traders Would Restrict I *e of Their Quotation*. Local grain men will be intersted to know that there is another fight on be tween the Chicago Board of Trade and the Milwaukee brokers. Judge Seaman of Milwaukee will to-morrow take up the question of an injunction that has been secured in a Chicago court, by the Chicago Board cf Trade preventing Milwaukee brokers who operate outside the Chicago Board of Trade from making use of the continuous quotations, given out by that body. The Milwaukee men have engaged Senator Quarles and his firm to argue their side of the case. If they are defeated, they say they will not necessarily be hard hit, as they now trade to a considerable extent on the quotations furnished by Minneapolis and New York. The Chicago board claims its action to be only another step in the "bucket shop" fight, and in no way aimed at the Milwaukee chamber. The rela tions between the Chicago board and the Minneapolis Chamber of Commerce as to the matter of continuous quotations are at present very amicable. H.WHITNEY TEW'S VISIT He Will Sittß at the Lyceum Theater To-morrow Evening. Expectancy Is at a high pitch among music lovers H. Whitney Tew's con cert in Minneapolis, to-morrow evening, in the Teachers' Club course. He is a musician of impressively beau tiful voice, cultured style, artistic taste and judgment, dramatic intuition and broad sympathies. His light numbers charm; the ballads are piquantly and pic turesquely told; and pensive songs are made gentle with his velvety sweetness of voice. But there is a sturdy tenacity under the gentle seeming tone, and there is a further reserved power of concen tration which imparts solid resonance or vibratory ring when the moment comes. Mr. Tew's recital is ambng the great musical events of this season in Minne apolis. There are still plenty of good seats. The concert will begin at 8:15, al lowing time to hear it before the Hostess' ball. ITS MAIL RELEASED Step in Advance in Investors' Syndi cate Investigation. Postmaster Lovejoy has received in structions from the United States post office department to release the mail of the Investors' Syndicate of this city, ordered held up some time ago as the result of a visit to Minneapolis by representatives from the postofflce department in Wash ington. An investigation of- the com pany's methods has been going on since that time. Informal notice has been given to a rep resentative of the company by Assistant Attorney General Tyner that the affairs of the company shall be wound up imme diately so that none of the investors will suffer loss. If the syndicate decides to continue business it must be on a modi fied plan to be submitted to the depart ment for approval. SUPREME COURT SETS DATE. On motion of Assistant Attorney General Donahower, presented yesterday, the supreme court has fixed Nov. 27 as the date for heart ing the habeas corpus case of Henry Som mers, colored, for whose extradition to Ten nessee Governor Van Sant issued a warrant some weeks ago. WHERE MINNEAPOLIS FALLS DOWN Street Cars Are Mot Labeled So That Patrons Can See the Signs at Might Except at Close Range- It's Inconvenient, to Say the Least. Here is another place where Minneapolis falls down. The signs on street cars are insufficient. To be sure each car is labeled but frequently there are no signs indicating its destination except on the forward end. These are visible only to a man standing in front of the car and can not be seen from any other view point. The cars are supposed to carry side signs, but they do not always do so and at any rate the side signs now in use are of no value after dark, as they are not illuminated. In a city where practically every car line travels for a short distance over the same track such a state of affairs causes much unnecessary confusion. The old plan, in vogue before the trolley supplanted the mule, of painting the cars different colors, was far preferable to the system in use at present. In those days the cars showed colored lights at night; and when a citizen of Minneapolis saw a car approaching with a green light he knew its destination was Fourth avenua south. Likewise a red light meant First avenue; a blue Hawthorne and University, and a yellow, Western. Naturally with the increase in the number of lines this plan was abandoned, and illuminated signs were placed in the forward ends of all cars. However, the improvement did not go far enough. The side signs should also be illuminated. The improvement could be accomplished at only a trifling expense and would prove a great accomodation to the public. At present a man who is approaching Hennepin avenue to take his car for home in the evening, and who sees a car crossing the avenue, tears madly after it only to discover, nine times out of ten, that it isn't the car he wants after all. Unless he is standing directly on the corner when the car arrives he has absolutely no way of telling its destination. This is a little thing, perhaps, but it could be remedied so easily, and it is the cause of so much annoyance to patrons of the cars, that something should be done to put a stop to the nuisance immediately. SUBLETTE TO HELP He Indorses Plan to Reform Autum- nal Street Sweeping. SOME SPRINKLING IS RESUMED The City Engineer Thinks Present Style of Street Sweeping Un necessarily Annoying. City Engineer Sublette will join with tho health commissioner and any others inter ested in reforming street sprinkling and sweeping methods in Minneapolis. In deed he has already begun on his own ac count. He had a heart-to-heart talk with sev eral of the aldemen and street commis sioners yesterday and urged upon them the necessity of keeping some of the sprinkling carts in operation during the present weather. At least the main thor oughfares in the city should be sprinkled, he declared, and during just as many hours of the day as the weather conditions will allow. As the result of his efforts, sprinkling carts will be started to-day in the eighth and sixth wards. In the fifth ward, Street Commissioner Cole has had several carts in operation right along, and the situation is the same in the third ward. As for the present sweeping methods In the down town section, City Engineer Sublette declares that they are lamentably behind the times. So, too, is the equip ment. There is positively no excuse for kicking up such a dust as is the case with the present style of sweepers. It is wholly practicable, he avers, to enclose the brushes in a canvas box. The effect of this would be to keep the dust confined to the box, instead of scattering it in great clouds over the city to become a menace to the health of the whole com munity, and damage the stocks of mer chants and household furnishings. Then, the streets should Invariably be sprinkled just before sweeping, and under any con ditions the sweepers should be kept off the streets until midnight. He thinks it is an outrage to send the street sweep ers careering around the streets during the early evening when there are thou sands of people abroad, as is now the rule in the fourth ward, and there is positively no excuse for it, in his opinion. The resulting damage to stocks of goods, he insists, is more in a single season than the sum total of the fourth ward street fund. As for street sprinkling on the paved streets under the present weather conditions, the city engineer insists that it is entirely practicable for at least four or five hours a day. SCARE AT BLOOMINGTON A Dog, Suspected of Rabies, Bite* Humans and Live Stock. A mad dog ran amuck in the town of Bloomington Tuesday evening and Wednesday morning, biting three persons and no one knows how many dogs, cattle and sheep. The victims are Harley Parker, a Grand I Army man, May Dean, the 20-year-old • daughter of a farmer in that town, and I Henry Dill, the son of another farmer. I Both the men suffered lacerations about the legs and hands. Miss Dean was bit ten several times in the leg. The dog was killed yesterday morning and the carcas brought into the health department in the afternon. Dr. Keyes, the city veterinarian, will make an examination to determine if rabies actually exists. Mr. Parker and Miss Dean left last night for Chicago to take the Pasteur treatment. The Dill boy will be sent later. [ Many dogs were killed in Bloomington . yesterday on suspicion of having been bitten by the strange canine. WORDING FOR LIBERTY BriKgV Only Hope Lies "With the Pardoning Board. Fred A. Briggs is. making a strong fight l for his freedom. He hag personally in j terviewed Governor Van Sant in support of his petition, and has bombarded the chief executive and other members of the board of pardons with letters from busi ness men. As in all applications for pardon, a re port has been asked from the trial judge, and from the county attorney. The board will probably hold a special meeting upon Briggs' case as soon as the attorney gen- j | eral returns and meanwhile execution of ; the sentence will be delayed. Briggs' chances with the board are slim. | His chief contention is that he has been made a scapegoat and that other gamblers i have a habit of getting off free. While ' 1 this reflects somewhat on the administra- i j tion of justice, it is not usually taken into account by the board of pardons. That body seldom acts except on recom jmendation of the trial judge and county attorney, who are not likely to relent in this case. SMALLPOXJNCREASING State Health Officers Are Making a Vigorous Fight. Smallpox still increases in Minnesota. During the two weeks just closed, 216 cases have been reported to the state board of health, as against 143 for the previous fortnight. The worst locality was Red Lake Palls, with 39 cases. Star buck, Polk county, had 18 and Crookston 10. At Bird Island, Renville county, the malady has assumed epidemic form, and yesterday the state board of health order ed the schools of the village closed. Prompt, quarantine measures are keeping the disease down to a minimum, but the steady increase of cases with cold weather causes some alarm. There are now five smallpox patients in the Minneapolis quarantine hospital. THE MINNEAPOLIS JOUBNAL. FINISHING THE CENSUS WORK WILL, lit: DONE IN TIME Director W. U. Merriani Says the Clerical Force Can't Be Re duced Ju>t Yet. W. R. Merriam, director of the census, was in St. Paul yesterday on his way buck to Washington from Superior. Mr. Mer riam said that the work of compiling the four principal reports of his department would be accomplished before July 1, 1902, the time limit set by law; but admitted that the department's full quota of clerks would be kept busy day and night from now on in order .to accomplish that result. Said he: The work of tabulating the returns and re sults of the field work of the enumerators and special agents of the twelfth census has progressed with reasonable celerity. The law provides that the four principal reports shall be placed in the hands of the public by the Ist of July, 1902, and this requirement has rendered it absolutely necessary to maintain a clerical force adequate to complete the work within the prescribed period. The statisticians made estimates of the time needed to finish the practical branch assigned to each of them. The plans so submitted have been greatly interfered with owing to the absence of clerks from duty, because of sickness or on annual leave. It was hoped by the Ist of November a large number of employes could be dispensed with; but, in asmuch as the work has been retarded, owing to the difficulty of maintaining the clerical force at its maximum, it is not likely that there will be any material reduction until after the first of the year. The officials of the office believe that their allotted task will be completed in ample time. The annual report submitted last week recommends that the department issue a cotton bulletin each year, and points out the great good to be accomplished through such a publication. When asked regarding the reported re moval of Captain Henry A. Castle of S-t. Paul, present sixth auditor of the treas ury department, Mr. Merriam said he had heard nothing of the matter in Washing ton; and added that he believed the story to be without foundation. THE WEATHER The Predictions. Minnesota—Probably snow to-night and Friday; colder to-night and in east and in south Friday; winds shifting to north erly. Wisconsin—Generally fair in south east, possibly snow flurries in north and west portions to-night and Friday; warm er in southeast to-night;, colder in north Friday; southerly winds, shifting to northerly by Friday night. lowa—Prob ably cloudy and possibly threatening to night and Friday; warmer in east to night; southerly winds. North Dakota- Snow to-night and Friday; colder to night; northerly winds. South Dakota — Probably snow to-night and Friday; cold er to-night; northeast winds. Montana— Probably snow flurries to-night and in east Friday; colder in extreme northwest to-night; variable winds. For Minneapolis and: ■ VicinitySnow and colder to-night and Friday! Weather Conditions. The weather is cloudy this morning ie the British Possessions, on the Pacific coast, in North Dakota and parts of Min nesota and South Dakota. Snow was fall ing at observation time at several points in the British Possessions, and there has been rain on the middle and northern Pa ciflc coast during the past twenty-four hours. It is decidedly warmer than it was yesterday morning in Wisconsin, Min nesota, the 'Dakotas and lowa, and cooler in the British Possessions. This morn ing's temperatures in the extreme north are below 10 degrees, and 2 degrees be low at Prince Albert. A small low pres sure area is central in west South Da kota. The pressure is moderately high in the extreme north and south of the Ohio valley. . .." ■'■.• .• \ : •,:*-■ 7^' —T. S. Outram, Section Director. Minimum Temperature*. Minimum temperature , for the \ twenty four hours ending at 8 a. m. to-day: --?-." Upper Mississippi "Valley— . . Minneapolis ....... 20 .Davenport ........ 20 La Crosse £0 St. Louis... 30 Lake Rejrtoii— Port-Arthur.:...... -24 Green; Bay ........ .20 Buffalo 28 Milwaukee 28 i Detroit .. 30 Chicago 30 j Sault Ste. Marie. .. 30 Duluth 2fi Marquette ...: 32 Houghton ......... 30 Escanaba V 26 ," Northwest Territories— Batt'leford ......... 2 Prinoe Albert......— 2 Calgary ...12 Qu' Appe11e........ 6 Edmonton 4 Swift Current IS Kamloops 36 Winnipeg .........— 6 Minnedosa ...,....'l6 Missouri Valley— Kansas City 32 Moorhead ......... 20 Omaha ........ 26 Bismarck ........... 22 Huron .;..... 22 Williston ..„.....; 10 Ohio Valley and Tennessee- "■;-..-? Memphis 32-Pittsburg ', 34 Knoxvllle* 24 Cincinnati ........ 28 Atlantic Coast— ■ • •„ ■ Boston ... .....26 Charleston ........ 36 New Y0rk..........*. 28. Jacksonville . S6 Washington ....... 24 Gulf States- . .--■ ••" ■ ,-" . -, . Montgomery 32 . Shreveport 38 New 0r1ean5.....". .",'•■ 44 Galveston ■..: 52 • Rocky Mountain Slope— - . Havre .'. 20 Denver•:... '. ..,.... 32 Helena 30 Dodge City.....:... 30 Miles City ......... 20 Oklahoma ......... 42 Rapid City......... 28 Abilene : 44 Lander 22 El Paso 38 North Platte 26 Santa Fe 32 Pacific Coast- ... • -v Spokane .....:.....■ 38 San Francisco..... 64 Portland ....: "40 Los Angeles. 44 Wlnnemucca .:....• 32 , *; "'■;•: EXAMINING A FOREIGN COMPANY. Insurance Commissioner Dearth is making an examination of the Frankfort ■ Marine. Ac cident and Plate Glass Insurance company of Frankfort, - ; Germanyi at the American head quarters in New York. The, company has in force vin : this' state = policies " amounting to $1,889,000, and • collected $8,000 in premiums last year, .'* '.» l-: : .-;' ' A ; ' - ': ■ ~ GBEAT THING TO TRY Interstate Commerce Commission er's View of Minn. 'sß.R.Fight VERY MUCH MAY COME OF IT What Some Representative North- i weiterner* Think at the . Merger. f ' A member of the interstate commerce commission takes a hopeful view of the case of Minnesota against the trust. In terviewed in Washington' yesterday," he said: It is a situation we must look squarely in the face. In iny opinion, the states of the northwest could and should , bring the rail roads of their section to understnad that the : people have rights which must be respected. I: would rather not discuss what can be done under the present Minnesota laws, be cause I am not sufficiently familiar with them. 1 think it is true, however, that the state of Minnesota can prevent the great railroads of the state from comnlg under one manage ment. If this is sharply and decisively done, a gre^t deal will be accomplished in preventing the consummation of the monopoly. It should be done without fear. The rail road owners need the customers in the north west more than the northwest needs the rail roads. ,■_.. '/_ , . ; ■;• 7, The monopolists may make threats, but they are not looking for a war againat their properties. But it must be plain that this is not the ultimate solution. It is one of the necessary steps which should be taken if for no other reason than to arouse the nation to a strong sense of the difficulties and danger, and force the federal government to enact necessary laws. There is a difference between joint owner ship and community of interests. There are 33,000 stockholders in the Penn sylvania system. The majority of this own ership is represented by a board of directors. These directors are a part of, or are in sym pathy and in touch with men who own a controlling interest in the Baltimore & Ohio railroad. The management of the. two is separate, organically speaking. The Vanderbilt lines, including the New York Central, the Big Four, the Hartford & New Haven, the Alton, the North-Western and others, have 50,000 stockholders. When Cornelius Vanderbilt died it was shown that he was not personally a heavy owner In the parent line. Yet the different directorate represents a majority, and various directors of the many lines are in sympathy with the Pennsylvania lines, so far as general transportation poli cies are concerned. This definite understanding between owners is what is known as the "community of in terest" plan. They agree to do certain things on the ground that it is for the common good of the properties. These agreements are reached entirely Inde pendent of the fact that there is a commu nity of ownership between the Pennsylvania holders and the Vanderbilt stockholders. It is the community of interests which is vital. These railroad owners progress to the point in the northwestern deal where they estab lish a New Jersey trust which will own the controlling shares in different roads. How it ifi owned I do not know. I do know that the people of Minnesota could bring this great corporation into a United States court and make it disclose its business, when it is alleged that its inten tion is to conspire against commerce of that state. If it did, the owners probably would scatter their holdings in different corpora tions, all of which they might contral. It would be a great .public service for the state to try This would reveal what it can do and what it cannot do, which the govern ment should* do. The great states of the east have submitted tamely to these eomsauuity of interest schemes partly because they do not know what to do. Governor Van Sant should move with vigor and promptness not only for the good he can accomplish for his atate aud the northwest, but to arouse the people to the necessity of forcing the government to do what it can for all the states. The northwest is in the hands of a giant monopoly. It must be freed. This can only be done by making moves, even though they do not accomplish all that is intended. LEGAL PHASES LOOKED INTO Judge Jamison Talks of the Fight on Railroad Consolidation. Special to The Journal. Red Wing, Minn., Nov. 21.—Private Sec retary Jamison was seen here this morn ing land stated that the governor's of fice had carefully looked into the legal phases of the Great Northern-Northern Pacific consolidation. The railroads, he said, were trying to do by indirection what they could not attempt directly. Judge Jamison believed the time had ar rived when people would be aroused to the fact that their interests were being en croached upon. Two competing lines in the same hands meant the using of these for the selfish interests of owners. Judge Jamison admitted that certain legal as pects of the Securities company were still matters of doubt, but said that in a few days these would be passed on by com petent legal authorities. No date has yet been fixed for a meet ing of governors as requested by Gover nor Van Sant. When asked regarding the extra ses sion the Judge would say nothing but gave the impression that the session is, in view of the present situation, quite cer tain. Judge Jamison certainly left the impres sion that the governor would use every power at the command of the state to pre vent the railway consolidation. DANGER IS GREAT Power' of Combination Would Be a Menace, Says Engene Hay. The views of several of the north west's representative men are given be low: ; , Eugene G. Hay—Our existence as an inde pendent nation became a pledge to the world that in the United States unlimited power j should never be vested in any man or agency save in the entire body of the people. Will i, not the ultimate result of the railroad federa- ! tion be the exercise within its sphere of un- j limited power by a gigantic corporation? Next j to the exarelse of the primary functions of i government stands the management of theji transportation business of the country In im- j' j portance to the Jtfell being of the people. If this business should all fall under one man- i i agement or control, it would bring home to \ < the people the dangers of unlimited power ' but little less seriously than should the J republic give way to a monarchy. If this|i should occur in any particular section. of the \ j country its | evil effect is but confined to a smaller ' area. Is oppression, extortion, mon opoly, | any less possible when one grand cor poration acquires and controls all of the stock of a hundred corporations than where it ac quires outright the physical, tangible property of those same corporations? To say ao is, I fear, .to forget the very essence of corporate I life. In all corporate, existence the dollar Is the unit of power. It e> matters not that in a great railroad j federation. each,' road retains : its separate corporate existence, its separate J officers and : directors, and, in a sense, its separate management; the ultimate control of each road is lodged . in the ownership of .iU stock, and if the stock of all these roads is owned or - controlled by one central cor poration, that corporation will shape the policy of each road, and competition will be as effectually destroyed as j though each had surrendered its. charter and transferred its property to ; the one central corporation. Every j consolidation of industrial interests has as its; ultimate result, whatever may be ita object, the reduction or destruction of competition. If competition" is essential to the best results in the industrial and commercial world, com bination, federation, or whatever form may be assumed, is undesirable. If commerce were altruistic, competition would be unnecessary, while it ' remains selfish it is . the only . com mercial governor the wit of man has yet de . '-*■ ■ - . ■ ■.■"■,.'■ ■ ; '■ -■ '*■ - '-,'.■■- •■■■■ '. ■■ - Friday's Drapery and Bedding Dept Special Bargains " ■'' •fflrnmoWHia'-" ." r- i'.\ , ' rT»~~* 75 t PAIRS IRISH POINT LACE CtJK n!|Si»ilwiiiw *"' '' ™ tains, reularlr 325 Friday, per pair, l^S^-^^^^Sli 65 PAIRS IRISH POINT LACE CUR 'F^in^'i^^W^W^ ' T^ NS:'re Sularly ?3-75; Friday, per- jwfflri 50 PAm's'misH'"p6iNT*"LACE' CCJR ißffl^^^^B^rlHl' Pali- regularly ■ |3.B0; Friday, per mawWm H^lnH 1 15( . SARDS'' 'BEAUTIFUL'' oriental IHPV^^SW 11 • A8 ' °r deES aD<l balls; reguiariy' W f/miiffl) SfflntuU 75 YARDS GREEN AND RED MADRAS, W' IIM |H .H| B«W dining-rooms; regularly 75c; Friday, tt^m&WT W^* 6° AIRS SILK ■p'ORTiEREsV' beautiful T^^m^ \u neW oolorln Ks; regularly |13; Friday, Wwm& JjinftJi 60 PAIRS PORTIERES," regularly Ull*™? igJ^l, ?9.50; Friday, per pair .....'.55.50 lifsL^^ ™WSUJI 50 TAPESTRY COUCH COVERS, in Ori j^jm. Tr^^M ental designs; regularly f7.50; Friday, mB& ' "' MB''"-- 65 TAPESTIY COUCH COVERS, regu mtim ? .'■■ ■BBL/'-:' 80 TAPESTRY COUCH COVERS! ' regu „„ ' — ■•'■■■ larly $2.75; Friday v......,.;51-85 0I ru«nnv«TAL ; 11 ?hS^ UARES 10° OAK AND WHITE ENAMEL 3-PAN- Frldav ?HIONS ; reKUlarljr 75 cents; EL SCREENS, filled with: best quality JT™ Lr'"" .•••;•—.— ■•••••• — .\3Bc. silkoliue; regularly *2; Friday. .$1.35, , 760 DITTO, regularly 30c, Friday 15c 1.000 BRASS EXTENSION RODS, extend -100 18-INCH SILK FLOSS SOFA CUSH- ■ ing t0 64 lnc es; regularly Jsc; Friday, . i IONS, in muslin; regularly 35c- Friday 30 0 SILKOLINE HAND-TIED BED CO§? , reguiany aoc, *"£«*. m SILKOLINE HAND-TIED BED COM -100 20 INCH DITTO- regularly 6«c- Fri- ' FORTS, filled with purest white cotton; day ; .....;..,.........' 350 <, regularly $2; Friday #1.20 100 2'-INCH mT-rn. ram .i.ri. etJ. 5 p,i A LARGE LOT OF ODD TOWELS AND dav DITTO, regularly 60c; Frl- NAPKINS, Friday at ....HALF PRICE in« L VxT^'^VnU,""'"" ••••.,• *5c M FULL size BABY carriage ROBES' 100 24-INCH DITTO; regularly 75c; Fri- in buffalo cloth; regularly $3.60; Fri -100 SOFA CUSHIONS,' covered in new de- 100 ASSORTED 'BABY' CARRIAGE sign printg and cretonnes; regularly $1; ROBES; regularly $2.so;'Friday, choice, Friday ;■... 500 *1.90 New England Furniture and Carpet Company, The One Price Complete House Furnishers, Fifth St., Sixth St. and First Av. South, vised. To this end has been directed both national and state legislation, and if these laws shall be construed, as Chief Justice Mar shall said of the federal constitution, accord ing to their broad intent and meaning, they will be found, t think, effective to prevent any union of transportation interests, u&der whatever name or whatever form, which has as its ultimate result the destruction of com petition. But whether these laws be effective or not, there is no doubt but that under our form of government the people have a remedy, and sooner or later they will apply it. The greatest danger ia that it will tt» too drastic and assume the form of state socialism. A gentleman who has all of hts life' been connected with railroads, told me that while in Xew York several months ago he made some preliminary effort to secure money to build a line of railroad that it could be demonstrated would be profitable, but which, if constructed, would be a competitor of one of the great systems. He found that the money could be secured only upon tho O. K. of the road with which his line would com pete. This illustrates the possible dangers which lurk in these great combinations. The men who goutrol them are the same men ymo control the money market, and their greatest interest may lie in refusing financial aid to a competing enterprise. In the present com mercial and industrial tendencies may there fore be seen the possibilities which, unless sooner dealt with, will bring us at no dis tant day to the alternative of submitting to the domination of unlimited power, or fleeing to socialism as our only remedy. Competition Eliminated. George H. Partridge—The organization of the Northern Securities company produces no change in the situation which has really existed in the northwest since Mr. Hill and his friends became influential in North ern Pacific affairs. The organization of this company brings more forcibly to the attention of the people that competition has been prac tically eliminated between these two big lines. Shippers have realized that this has been an accomplished fact for at least a year. The elimination of competition is to be de plored. I believe that elimination of compe tition between railroads results in less im provements in service than would otherwise be made. While it is not to be supposed that without competition rates will be placed on a plane that will impoverish the people, yet it must be remembered that dividends must be paid on watered stock and the rates must furnish the greater part of this income. If any man could control the trade in any line of traffic in the northwest it would be his disposition to keep prices as high and spend as little money in serving the trade as pos sible. The same rule that will apply to a monopoly in any other line of trade will ap ply in this instance. Mr. Hill is a business man seeking to make the best possible show- ing on his properties, and the traffic situation of the northwest is in his hands. It is cer tainly an aggravating situation for the people and this with all due respect to the fact that there is a certain identity of interest between the railroad and the country it traverses. Federal Control May Result. J. Adam Bede—As I see it Governor Van Sant is taking the only proper course. He is* the executive of the state and must see to it that the laws are obeyed. He is trying to find what our laws permit, and what* they prohibit. In this he is doing right. If the corporations are allowed to earr£ on such operations in defiance of the law, it will bring on a popular revulsion, and we will drift to the extreme of socialism. We fear injury from these combinations, but they may prove blessings in disguise. If the law does not prohibit them, and they become oppres sive, it will result in federal control within the next fifty years. : Consolidation Should Stop. A. Y. Merrill—lf there is any way by which this consolidation can be stopped, either under present laws, or laws that can be framed, it ought to be done- The Northern Securities company means a monopoly in transportation affairs in the northwest. I can see where no benefits will accrue- to this section, and whert there may be much harm. Senator S. A. Stoekwell. Senator S. A. Stack well (dem.) of Minne apolis says: • Tb,p Northern Securities company is distinctly a bad thins for Minne sota and for the entire northwest. It will be especially harmful to our leading in- dustries on which we have been banking- for our future prosperity, material and industrial development. If competition is the life of trade, where will trade be when a singl* company controls the rates which by constant agitation are. now kept law enough for our flour to be shipped out of the state at a rea sonable profit? 1 see no feasible means of combating this movement iu the future. We are in the greedy, soullesa grip of tha great est combination of capital the world haa ever seen. /fsi<l|l|*=& (hirnew ■ Absolutely Painless Filling igSV^laßfiißS jslickeStA(*£i& 100 and up. Tr me and be convinced it ■■nC^fflHff firtr?ritZ>w>niinrf l3 truel6 sets taeth reduc«d to $10 this /Mtxf&fflS&Br^-'riZiir^ *lUP& month; $5.00 for gold crowns and.brldge vJ&BSHuß^&r JLJaZZI •' '^JSjliiitui work this month. All operations guaran- I ll?j>^\ •-s/^^Ymi^B Examination and Consultation Free. ft/PiSjTTfll NJBi BR. c. |L. sargent, \J4^ \J"£^T ll^i^i^*^ La*Jy Attendant. sC^^l,*^^^^l^^^^ Syndicate Block. 321V» Nicollet Av« COPPER CENTS It only takes twenty of them to put an ad in The Journal Want Columns. Journal Want Page pro duces more profitable results and runs more paid want ads than any other paper in the northwest. =Telephone No. 9, either line ____ANUJSEMEim___^ METROPOLITAN i u **£.?.„., TO-NIGHT, i. atinee Saturday. T burgo- 1 MASTEE SUCH MUSIC!-SUCH GIRLSI-SUCH FUM | THANKSGIVING WEEK. MATINEES: | %KB^ Y;^ 'SATURDAY. ; WM, A. BRADY'S WAY DOWN EAST The Big Chicago Production. . SEATS SELLING TODAY. C3 I I I I joe. w. . L _ PKESKNTS The Irish Pawnbrokers tinniest Thing Qn the Koad. Matinee Saturday at 2:30. THANECSGIVING WEEK ! • |H "Barbara X. Frletchle" Extra Matinee Thursday at 3 p.m. LYC3SUM, Sat. Nov. 2 3 TWO ILLUSTRATED - LECTURES BY MR. ERNEST SETON - THOMPSON MATINEE AT 2:30. Wild Animals at Homo and In Snort. EVENING AT 8:15. Animal Mlnda and Animal Hmroaa. All Seats at Matinee 25c and 50c r Evening, 50c, 75c and $1. Seats now selling at Metropolitan Music Compauy's Store. Sale of course tickets (which include Seton- Thompson), also in progress. Teachers' Club Course SONG RECITAL H. Whitney Tew LYCEUM THEATER, NOV. 22, 8:15 p.m. )■•■■ Prices—2sc, 50c, 75c and $1. Tickets at Metropolitan Music Co. \ "M Tramp in Eidggiandl" Dp. J. S. Montgomery's Laiest LeQture-WESLEY CHURCH, Monday, Nov. 26, at 8 p. m. Admi»slon .25 ocnt» Y. M. C. A. HALL Friday Evening, November 22nd. JEANMETTE DURm The charming young artist IX— A SONG AND P AMO RECITAL. Third number iu Association course. Seats now on sale at Metropoll an Musie Store. DEWEYI MATINEE DAILY THEATRE I Evnlng* at 8:15 The Big Vaudeville "Pop" PRICES I VICTORIA io<zf EXTR&VA6ANZA GO J2S -SEE THE- English Pony Ballet. 3Q^ NEXT WEEK. bcrlbuer's Extravaßanza to. GOOD FOOD. HOME COOKING. QUICK SERVICE. That's Why Your Neighbor Eats at THE GRBLL, Op«n day and night 308-31O1*t Av. 8. *-■■ -..■■■ , t_