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THUESDAY EVENING. NOVEMBEE 28, 1901.
W LONG ▼ AND LOOSE The Fashionable Model in Overcoats. Perfectly Tailored, and Plenty of Them. You'll find no other equally complete display, in town. *12 *15 '18J20J22 and $25 H 415-419 Nicollet Aye. 11fi» > THE CITY *■■' — - ■ TOWN TALK Notice No. 85 on this page. It will interest you. Choice farm loans for sale, with titles guaranteed. Title Insurance and Trust Co. Hotel Nicollet Ladies' Cafe. Secure your tables for Thanksgiving dinner, 5:30 till & o'clock. Concert every evening. Rev. J. S. Montgomery will address the State Teachers' Association, in St. Paul, "Dec. it!, on "John Ruskln, the Voice of the New Age." Owing to the Thanksgiving services In which the congregation of Wesley church united, there will be no midweek prayer meeting there this evening. A case of suspected suicide, at 121 Nicol let avenue, yesterday, turned out to be death from natural causes. A man known as "George" was found dead, with a. bottle of aconite by him. The bottle had not been touched, however. Directors of the Minneapolis Chamber of Commerce met yesterday and voted against the Installation of a club and grillroom in the new building. Considerable opposition to the plan was found to exist among mem bers, and consequently it was abandoned. The board of education has decided to ad mit pupils at the opening of the spring term, Jan. 20, If they would be six years of age when the Easter vacation arrives. This an nouncement will be welcomed by those who are anxious to get their young children Into school this spring. At the request of the Jewish peddlers of the city, Mayor Ames has ten officers, in citi zens' clothes, stationed around town on the lookout for boys who have been persecuting peddlers. Lieutenant Ginsberg arrested Charles Storm Monday. He pleaded guilty and was fined. Other boys will be rounded up at the first opportunity. Secretary H. Gordon Webster, of the state board of pharmacy, had his first case yester day in the crusade now being pushed against druggists without licences. Axel N. Fryk man was charged in the municipal court with selling poison, and It Is alleged that he is filling the place of a regular licensed drug gist. His case was set for Dec. 6. Mr. Webster says that, though they will not make any sensational arrests, a steady pressure will be brought to bear against violators of the pharmacy law. BRIGGS' APPEAL FUTILE Last Resort Exhausted and He Must Serve His Time. Fred A. Brlggs had a chill reception yesterday by the state board of pardons. His application for remittance of the workhouse sentence was denied, and Briggs will have to spend six months with i Superintendent McDonald at Shingle j creek, ln addition to paying the 5200 fine. I W. A. Kerr, former judge of the munici pal court, made the principal plea for Brigga. He said that Briggs was the only man ever convicted on a gambling charge ln Hennepin county who got a sentence of imprisonment. Judge McOee had im posed eighty-six sentences in the same connection, all of which were let off with a fine. Members of the board pricked up their ears, and wanted to know what these cases were. Judge Kerr admitted that they were the saloon-keepers who had been Induced by Briggs to put in the machines. W. H. Grimshaw, United States mar shal, also appeared in person to speak for Briggs. He said he had known Briggs for seventeen years, and that his princi pal misfortune had been that he Invaded the territory claimed as sacred by others. The petition presented to the board of pardons had affixed to it the names of a number of prominent people, including the following: Ex-Senator W. D. Washburn, John Washburn, Henry Little, manager of the Pillsbury-Washburn mills; L. Christian eon, manager of the Consolidated Milling company; W. H. Eustis, M. D. Purdy, United States district attorney; W. H. Grimshaw, United States marshal; Rev. M. D. Shutter, Rev. Mr. McKenzie, Rev. W. Wilkinson, Manager Burton of the Plymouth Clothing company, J. E. Bell, Hennepin County Savings bank; Attorneys W. W. Irwin, Victor Welch, Frank Huba chek, John H. Steele, Fred Cook and ex- County Attorneys James Peterson and Frank M. Nye, City Attorney Frank Healy. Last evening, after bidding his friends farewell. Brigg drove to the workhouse to give himself up. He was informed that Superintendent McDonald had not been given any authority to lock him up, and co returned to the city. Briggs will prob ably be committed to-morrow. ©o©©@©©©©@©©© 1 No. 25 \ © = © gam. Strength and Skill Guaranteed in our Z%Z *§p Combination Course of fff © Boxing a.d Body Building. © Sa) Commences Deo. 2nd. Takes two A J*' evenings a week and continues Four *■* Mm Months. The entire oourse of Seventy Sm s«f Lessons for Twenty-Five Dollars. For w Mm further information apply to Or. Sm * Cooke's Institute, KasoUßldg., Sixth w M Floor. Elevator. Phone ISOC-Li Main. *sfc ©©000©©©©©©©© SUMMONS ON APPLICATION FOR REGIS TRATION OF LAND. *•!«**» STATE OF MINNESOTA. COUNTY OF HEN nepln.— 53.: 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 known, claiming any right, title, estate, lefn or interest ln the real estate described In the application herein, Defendants. The State of Minnesota to the above-named defendants: You 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 copy 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, C. N. Dickey, clerk of said court, aud the seal thereof, at Minneapolis, in said county, this 14th day of November, A D 190 L rsoaL] C. N. DICKEY, Clerk. [Soal.l BBWA__. D. ANDREWS. ', .■ Attorney for Plaintiff, -V ; ,; - • 808 New York Life Bldg., ' . Minneapolis. Minnesota. CLASH OF HO FADS Filtration Plan and Municipal Lighting Men at Outs. LATTER MAKE INSINUATIONS Brand the Xew Bond Scheme as a Trick to Kill Their Pot Project. There will be Interesting doings Friday afternoon when a special council commit tee meets to consider the Question of a $500,000 bond issue for warterworks im provements. The scheme includes a water filtration plant and extension of the water mains. Aldermen who favor a municipal light ing plant are In a pretty scrappy temper and disposed to make some plain state ment of facts at this meeting. It is a very strange thing, they say, that all of a sudden certain aldermen have developed an absorbing interest in the water filtration subject. The movement for a water filtration plant was discussed considerably a year or so ago, they say, but aroused no interest whatever among the aldermen. . On the contrary, one of the gentlemen now crying for water fil tration then declared that with the com pletion of the new northeast pumping sta tion there would be no need of putting in a filtration plant. He would be opposed to any such waste of public funds. Nor can it be claimed, they insist, that the medical fraternity of the city is ask ing for this improvement at this time. Minneapolis physicians - cforo6hterecfor stated, during the whole progress of the agitation for an Improved water supply, that the water furnished by the north side station was good water; that it did not constitute a menace to health, and that they would be well satisfied for the present if the city could be assured of a sufficient supply of this water at all times of the year. The completion of the new station, with a moderate extension of the distribution system, will do this, the electric lighting aldermen say. The station itself and the pumps will be paid for from the reve nues of the water department, and a small bond Issue would do the rest. It is there fore absurd to talk about a bond issue of half a million dollars in this connection, and the plain purpose of it, they charge, is to kill off the electric lighting proposi tion. They are prepared to so state to the men behind the new movement. If the latter persist in their attitude, the only logical course, the electric lighting plant adherents say, is for the council to put both issues before the people and let them take their choice. WHEEL THIEVES BOLDER AND RIDERS ARE MORE CARELESS __ Record of the Last Three Months Shows More Thefts Than Ever Before. ißlcycle thieves are reaping a rich har vest in Minneapolis. Scarcely a day goes by that the local bicycle houses do not receive numerous visits from men whose wheels have been stolen, and who are anxious to obtain from the dealer their number. Moreover the records of the po lice department show that more wheels have been stolen in this city during the past three months than ever (before in any similar period, of time.' Since the first of the month eighty seven wheels have been ridden off by men who had no right to them. Of these for ty-one have been recovered and returned to their owners; while there are now eleven at the police stations awaiting claimants. •During October 123 wheels were stolen; and sixty-six, or a trifle over one-half, were recovered. In September the number stolen was eighty-five, of which fifty-eight were recovered. These figures are very unusual, and show two things. First, that wheelmen have become careless and seldom lock their machines even . though they may leave them standing outside for several hours at a time; and second, that bicycle thieves have become over-bold, probably 'because there have 'been so few convic tions in court for bicycle stealing. ,'.;, Of the wheels recovered a very few are found in the pawn shops. Most of them are left by the thieves standing against a building or fence in some distant part of town; the thief, as he himself would probably explain It, having simply "bor rowed" a ride, and having left the ma chine when he was through with it. Bicycle "Detective" Conner was very much exercised this morning when asked for a record of the thefts of the past few months, and refused absolutely to give them up until ordered to do so by his superior officer. He then voluntered the information that he didn't "care a — , as a man wasn't considered a live one unless he was roasted by The Jour n a 1." : ... I BUYS CALIFORNIA PINE The C. A. Smith Company Makes a barge Timber Investment. The C. A. Smith Lumber company of this city, has just purchased 30,000 acre 3 of sugar pine in El Dorado county, Cali fornia, the price paid being $500,000. However, Mr. Smith has no immediate in tention of developing his property. He is quoted as saying that the supply of timber in the northern part of this state is sufficient to last at least ten years yet, and that nothing would be done with the California tract until a necessity arose. The tract is about 100 miles east of Sacramento and of easy access. I BACK BROKEN, BUT LIVES. j John Mclver, a bridge carpenter, fell thirty : feet from a bridge at Vernon Center, Minn., July 2, 1898, breaking his hack. At the St. Luke's hospital,- St.- Paul, he .was treated on a water bed with such success that he is now able to move his limbs slightly, and is in a fair way to recover. ■■ Lost. On the 2d of November a poor colored man lost a purse inside of Twenty-fourth street, containing $15. If the finder will apply at The Journal office the owner can be Identified. :?'-y. WHERE MINNEAPOLIS FALLS DOWN Billboards, Unsightly Enough of Themselves, Flaunt Bizarre Pictures—Suggestive Deface' ments Accentuate Evil Tendency of Display. Here is another place where Minneapolis falls down! The plague of bill-boards, long a disgrace to the city, has become a re proach to the fair fame of Minneapolis and a rebuke to the city officials who permit it to pass uncensored. Minneapolis Is a beautiful city. Like Washington it is a city of mag nificent distances, with fine, broad streets, and picturesque homes. Too, often, however, its appearance is marred by the erection of unsightly bill-boards', both in down-town districts and in the residence sections. Of itself the bill-board is objectionable, whether it advertises the latest styles in haberdashery or urges the merits of a particular brand of pickles. The evil, however, is emphasized when the board blazons forth with highly colored pictures announcing the advent of some theatrical attraction through the display of impossible women, scantily clothed. The thing has gone so far that the critic of bill-board displays, as they exist here, no longer lays himself open to a charge of prudishness. Many of these bills are a direct detriment to the morals of the community, and would not be tolerated elsewhere. The proof of this is easy., If the bills did not suggest lewdness they would not be still further disfigured by scurrilous drawings, and obscene phrases. That they are so disfigured every Minneapolitan knows. • Not all things are pure to the pure; and unfortunately the modest woman or girl, who has not yet become accustomed to the flaunting of vice and the advertisement of Indecency, must frequently blush as she passes a crowd of street urchins gazing with eager eyes at the salacious lithographs which meet their view on every hand. However, all the blame for this disgraceful state of affairs should not be laid at the doors of theatrical managers or bill posters. "Good citizens," who own vacant property throughout the city, are equally culpable. For a nominal rental they allow bill-boards to be erected on their land, condoning vice for a few pennies and permitting virtue to be scandalized for gain. These "good citizens" should remember that Alexander Pope both preached a vivid sermon and aptly hit off human nature when he said: Vice is a monster of such hideous mem That to be hated needs but to be seen; But seen to oft, familiar with her face. We first endure, then pity, then embrace. The plague of bill-boards has passed the bounds of decency. The evil should be remedied and at; once. HIGHEST OF THE DECADE FEED PRICES AT TOP NOTCH The Prospect Is That They Will Stay There Pending Sew Crop*. Prices of feed are up again to-day all around. For some time past there has been unusual interest shown by the gen eral public in the markets for the so called coarse grains and for feeds. Those who ordinarily do not pretend to know the difference between bran, middlings or any other flour by-product, have been edu cated along these lines in the past few months. The advances in corn and oats, and in millstuffs and feed have been re markable and have affected thousands. Every man who owns a horse, every dairyman, cattle feeder and farmer has an interest. To-day there is another advance in millstuffs. Bran as quoted to-day by the millers at $17 to $18 per ton bulk in car lots is higher than it has been in ten years. Shorts at $18(g>19 are up to a point not touched before in about twelve years. It may not be very encouraging to buyers of these commodities, but It will interest them to know that, in the opinion of leading millers, the new price range is here to stay, at least until the new crop of corn and oats works a change. W. G. Crocker, of the "Washburn-Crosby company, says that in all likelihood feed prices will remain close to the present range for some time to come. Said Mr. Crocker: Many buyers have shown tendency to hold off as long as possible, in the hope, no doubt, that reactions would come, but It is becoming evident to them that conditions are on a more stable basis than they had figured upon. Certainly there can be no material setbacks in feed prices, while corn and oats remain at present figures. The situation is a legitimate one and not speculative. The heavy losses in the corn crop have made it necessary for farmers who have stock to carry to look else where for feed. This has created demand [ from new quarters. We are . shipping feed j dally to points in lowa where there never was • demand before. Shipments are also going out i to Missouri, Kansas, Texas and to New Or ! leans. These people need the stuff and will ! need it for some time yet. Prices are now so much higher than usual that one not familiar with conditions might suppose tbe advance was overdone. This im pression is erroneous. Of course no one can speak authoritatively of prices of any com modity subject to dally fluctuation. Minor changes may occur either way, but the pres ent price range is based upon legitimate con ditions of supply and demand, and will in all probability hold for some time. As to how much higher prices may go no one can tell. Fancy Prices for Buffalo Pelts Frontiersmen of the days when buffaloes roved in countless thousands through the wild west could hardly be made to believe that the time was not far distant when a single buffalo pelt in Minneapolis would sell for $150. That fancy price is being asked for a buffalo skin now for sale by a furrier on Ninth street S. It is prob ably the finest buffalo skin ever seen ln Minneapolis. The skin originally covered one of a straggling herd of buffalo round ed up in the Canadian northwest. It was taken not more than ten years ago, while the great majority of the buffalo skins now on the market date back more than twenty-five years. This particular skin Where School Stores Are Kept When it was decided to lease the old courthouse for business purposes last sum mer, it was up to the school board to provide a new home for their supply cen ter. A 40x60 brick building was erected on ground in the rear of Washington school and though things are not as yet in a settled condition the supply business is conducted in a very satisfactory man ner by A. N. Wasmuth, who is in charge. Everything from the Standard Diction ary, atlas and "heavy" reference book, down to colored toothpicks and wooden i shoe pegs can be had on a moment's no tice. A wagon is kept continually busy distributing to the different schools, not to mention the special messengers who are sent for material to fill a sudden call. All school hooks are furnished to the graded pupils free of charge, the chil dren buying their own pencils and tabs.- Of the books used, Mr. Wasmuth says that the better kind last about five years, while the cheaper grades do for three. Books costing less than 60 or 70 cents are rarely rebound, while histories, readers and spellers used in the higher grades are turned over to the bookbinders when they can be repaired to advantage. Children in the first and second grades are harder on books than the older pupils. In reply to a question as to how books were damaged, Mr. ' Wasmuth showed a pile that had been condemned, saying: THE MINNEAPOLIS JOURNAL. IT HURT THEIR FEELINGS COUNTY FATHERS ARE INSULTED They Ignore Petition of Taxpayers Because It Seemed to Impugn Their Honesty. Doubtless the citizens and taxpayers who joined in the petition to the county commissioners requesting that bids for the tax statement books for 1902 be ad vertised for had no intention of insult ing or angering the worthy quintet, but angered they certainly are, and they claim to have been insulted. The petition closes with a statement to the effect that to advertise for bids would be to protect the interests of the taxpayers and avoid opportunities for criticism in the future. The sentence reads innocently enough. The purpose of advertising for bids' on any proposition is to safeguard the interests of the tax payers, and Is so recognised, but the county commissioners are all In a huff over the language dl-the petition and vir tuously stamp it as insulting. "I call it an insult," said a spokesman this morning, "when the county commis sioners cannot be entrusted with the task of buying $120 worth of books without advertising for bids. Isn't this petition a reflection on the commissioners, saying that the interests of the public need pro tection from them? That's my opinion, anyway, and I believe the board did right in ignoring the petition." '• ' " GJERTSEN IS GAINING Late Pastor Got a Majority of Last Night's Vote. No pastor was called by the congrega tion of the Trinity Norwegian Lutheran church at the meeting held last evening. A ballot was taken, but no one expected that an election would result. The late pastor, the Rev. M. Falk Gjertsen, de veloped more strength than was expected, receiving 143 votes to 132 for the Rev. Gustav Oftedal and one for the Rev. Mar tin H. Heggee. The Christian Endeavor i society presented a petition requesting j the selection of Mr. Oftedal as pastor, but i the petition did not apparently carry, | much weight. STOLEN SWEETS August Schuman Charged With Be- ing a Sugar Thief. August Schuman, released from the St. Cloud reformatory last January, was ar rested yesterday by Detectives Hicks and Howard. Schuman, it is believed, is one of the men who have ben stealing large quantities of sugar from freight cars in the St. Louis yards during the past week. He is charged with grand larceny. is that of a calf and is vastly superior to the skins of old buffalo. The fur is as soft as silk, short and dark. The average buffalo skin sells for from $75 to $125. Fifteen years ago the price of skins was from $15 to $35. In an other decade it will be impossible to get a good skin for less than $250 and the average price will be nearer $300. The big prices which people are willing to pay for buffalo skins has prompted many to speculate In the hides. Most of the skins which were doing service as robes a few years ago have been turned over to furriers to sell for a sum which would once have been considered exorbi tant. "Times are better and I suppose thai boys are better fed than formerly; any way, very few of the books are chewed up nowadays, most of them lasting the re quired length of time." Pencils and pads are furnished when the teachers have reason to believe that par ents cannot afford the expense, as are paints and drawing materials. This rule holds good in all graded schools and no child need be .kept away from school be cause of the expense involved. An interesting feature is that of the in dustrial material supplied. Large bun dles of rattan, bales of carpet warp and yarns are being sent out to the schools in anticipation of the demand. Raffia and the best grade of Germantown yarn are used for fancy work, baskets and knitting. The board ls expected to ap prove the action of the committee and shortly all schools will be supplied out of the 14,000 carpet looms to be ordered. The industrial idea is being made a great deal of this year. It is of great benefit to the 1 teachers in helping them to break the mo notony of constant study, at the . same time giving practical'lnstruction to the pupils. ' - -' Last year over 185,000 books were han dled but owing to the 60,000 old books ex changed last term for new ones, the de mand for this fall has not exceeded I 20,000. ' * k /' " •. ■ J TACT IS NECESSARY Long Lines Must Be Handled With Kid Gloves. '■$ DIFFERENTIAL IS NOT POPULAR Some Other Satisfaction Will Be Pro • posed to* Keep Weak Lino ln the Agreement. Executive heads of the Chicago-Minne apolis lines hope to have reached some kind of an understanding as to time of trains between Chicago and Minneapolis before Doc. 2, the date of the . meeting called to settle the question. Negotia tions have been in progress since the Mil waukee pulled out of the 13^-hour agree ment. An open break in the meeting will be avoided if possible, and pains will be taken to arrive at a basis for some kind of a settlement during the next few days. The fact, that the question was in a very unsatisfactory condition is the cause of postponing the two meetings previously scheduled. v Granting the weak lines a differential is not considered a satisfactory solution. The differential is considered a back num ber and the ideas of the weak lines as to the amount of the differential are much above what the strong lines consider a safe basis for them. The Milwaukee and the North-Western are known to be anx ious to make several new improvements in Chicago service over the old arrange ment. The Great Western and Burling ton will follow suit. The four fast lines are endeavoring to formulate a plan by which the long lines can be recompensed without resorting to the differential. It is hoped to have this proposition in shape before the date of the Chicago meeting. Hustling for Cars. Lines penetrating North Dakota are ex hausting every device to supply the ele vators and farmers with cars for grain. It is estimated that 90 per cent of the flax in North Dakota is threshed and ready for the market. Various communi ties are begging the railroads for cars. In some instances delegations of business men have made trips to the twin cities to see if something could not be done to help their particular communities. About SO to 35 per cent of the flax in North Dakota is yet to be marketed and a still larger per rentage remains' to be shipped. Farmers are selling freely. The southwest is also taking a large amount of various grains and produce from Minnesota. This has diverted grain which under ordinary conditions would go east in the opposite direction. Mexico has temporarily removed its import duty on wheat and is taking shipments from the northwest. The potato men are short on refrigerator cars, a condition which is liable to exist all through the winter. Through all of the car famine every ef fort has been made by roads to take care of the general merchandise shipments, Minneapolis as a wholesale center has Im proved transportation facilities for dis tributing goods in the southwest to what she had a year ago. In two or three in stances conditions that ruled against Min neapolis and in favor of Chicago in the distribution of goods to the lowa and Ne braska trade have been corrected. These lay principally in the connections fur nished cars from Minneapolis at points in southern Minnesota and . lowa over the North-Western and Milwaukee systems. Generally the movement of lumber and grain has been forced to take a secondary position to the distribution of merchan dise. Great Western Helps Business. The Great Western extensions in process of building are expected to add to the influence of Minneapolis in the markets of | the southwest. The Improved train service recently inaugurated by the Stick ney road is bringing new buyers to this city. -.....-:: . . j H'rii) • The Great Western Intends to make a more thorough canvass for the traffic in packing-house products between Minne apolis and the Missouri river towns as soon as its extensions to Omaha and Sioux City are completed. It is expected that the volume of these products dis tributed from Minneapolis will show a wonderful Increase next year. The Great Western has enjoyed a nice portion of this traffic from Kansas City, and the new. extensions will carry its lines to the re maining two important packing-house towns on the Missouri. Hurrying W. C. Terminals. The Wisconsin Central expects to he using its new terminals entirely by the first of the year. During his recent visit President Whitcomb took steps to hurry the work. Howard Morris, general counsel, has also spent considerable time here on business connected with this work. President Whitcomb considers that the new freighthouse is in an advantageous location, being as near the wholesale dis trict as cars can run and reasonably near the depots of other lines. Since the new freighthouse was located there has been much inquiry for property on which to build warehouses in that vicinity. Soo Preferred Booming. New York reports say that insiders be- I gin to talk of par for Soo preferred stock. It Is now in the neighborhood of 93. The strong showing made by the road has caused much comment in financial circles. What statements have been made by President Lowry on his present trip east are definitely bullish. Figures for the third week in November show earnings for that period of $141,329.82, an increase of 49.5 per cent over last year. The in crease since July 1 over the same period as last year is €8.9. Passenger earnings Show an increase of $110,000 and freight earnings about $700,000. Holiday Hates on Soo. General Passenger Agent Callaway of the Soo announces rates for holiday travel to-day. 'He goes the Western Passenger association roads a day better on the re turn limit. For local points a rate of a fare and a'third is made, with tickets on sale as early as Dec. 22 and good for re turn until Jan. 3. The Soo also incor porates a -fare holiday rate to Cana dian paints. Tickets,will be on sale Dec. 12 to 15 and good for return until Jan. 7. Mr. Callaway also announced rates for the regular winter excursion given by that road from points in Wisconsin and Mich igan to Minneapolis and St. Paul. The rate made is less than one. fare for the round trip. The date is Dec. 12, with tickets good for return until Dec. 16. Changes have been made in the Soo service from Minneapolis to points on the St. Croix and Frederic line In Wis consin. Trains on that line will connect with the morning train from Minneapolis Instead of the evening train, as hereto fore. Passengers will arrive in Minne apolis from those points in the morning instead of the evening. Statistics just at hand show that the St. Lawrence ports, including Montreal, Que bec, St. John, Halifax and Portland, Me., show an Increase in passenger traffic in stead of the decrease which has hit the American ports. In this business, both east and west-bound, the Soo partici pates. Export Traffic Light. . Shipments of export flour have been comparatively. small in the past week. Domestic trade has been good and the demand for cars at. the mills has not been lessened. From the standpoint of the millers, however, the car situation is easier. . This is due to an increase in the receipts of grain in Minneapolis over cer tain roads, and the fact that the all-rail movement of merchandise from the east is bringing more cars into this territory which can be used at once by the flour shippers, In the past week there has been a general cleaning up at lake ports, which -has released a large number of cars. JOBBERS PEEL BETTER Injunction Proceed Againat the Roads Are Abandoned. I Special to The. Journal. Sioux Falls, S. D., Nov. 28.— tem porary injunction secured in the United ■WWW ■■» i lii i HftCßEDir is Moo*, L NEW England mm States court here a short time ago by the Sioux Falls Jobbers' association, re straining the Omaha and North-Western railroads from taking out the terminal rates at this city and leaving them in at Sioux City, has been dismissed by a. stip ulation filed by the attorneys in the case. Since the injunction was granted the two railroads have issued a new tariff rate for Sioux Falls, which, while not entirely satisfactory to the jobbers of the city, does away with a great many of the discriminations against the jobbing interests. Under existing conditions It was deemed best to abandon the injunc tion proceedings. But the matter is not yet ended, for the attorneys of the as sociation, Bailey & Voorhees of this city, will at once bring It before the Inter state commerce commission, where it is believed the railroad companies will be compelled to give the Sioux Falls job bers Justice. C. G. W. TO BE "GOOD" Stickney Said to Have Made an Agreement With Hill. Special to The Journal. Chicago, Nov. 28.— Reports are in cir culation here that the principal obstacle in the way of a strict maintenance of rates by the western roads had been re moved by the Morgan-Hill interests se curing control of the Chicago Great West ern • railway. The report is discredited by several of the western railway presi dents, but it is believed that some un derstanding has been reached between President Hill of the Great Northern and President Stickney of the Great Western, whereby the latter, in consideration of protection guaranteed by the Hill roads, will refrain from demoralizing the rates in the west and the northwest. LINES DRAWN TIGHT Abuses of Second-Class Mail Rate Being Corrected. EXTRA CHARGE FOR "INSERTS" Second-Class Matter Is Two-thirds of the Weight, and Gives 4 Per Cent of Revenue. The postoffice authorities at Washing ton are endeavoring to rid the service of the abuse of the pound rate or second class mail privileges. Local subscribers to an estern magazine which had '; at tached to its pages reproductions of art works of unusual merit have been com plaining to Postmaster Lovejoy of the j theft of these reproductions from the mag- I azines while in transit. It developed very soon that the pub lishers themselves had torn out the mat ter to save postage. By .making these Inserts under the regulations the pub lishers were due to pay postage at a higher rate. The fact was called to their attention with a result that led subscrib ers to believe that . they were being robbed. . ..*..!.:_ j .-, ■■■-•■ The rules are very strict on this matter and the department is not allowed any deviation. Periodicals with the second class privilege are not allowed to contain inserts smaller than the regular page. This will bar several periodicals which have page pictures pasted in. The orig- ! inal rule was as follows: "All adver tisements in periodicals must be perma nently attached thereto by binding, print ing, pasting or otherwise, and must be of uniform size of the pages of the publica tion. Additional matter to the insert itself is subject to the same rule." This rule has been held to cover all inserts. It Is customary for officials to stir the matter up for a time and at intervals, but the present third assistant postmaster general, Edwin C. Madden, is pushing the investigation of doubtful cases relent lessly. The list of various periodicals which have had the certificates of entry to the second-class have been published from time to time and it is gradually reaching, large proportions. > Does Not Pay Expense*. Assistant Postmaster Hughes in a paper which he read recently before the state association advocated the increase of the second class rate owing to the fact that it was not paying expenses. He said that although the rate had been estab lished for the benefit and education of the public the rate should be at least ad vanced so as to come somewhere near bringing the expense and the revenue together. It was recently estimated that at the Minneapolis office 24 per cent of the expense in maintaining the office was for handling second-class mail matter. In the country two-thirds of the total weight /^SSMi Qternew Absolutely Painless Filling (^lzimmi^ Anaesthetic Jl-00 and up- Try me and be convinced it /*s&&^a*\\\\ BiWrnr* firwr*nftn^% ls true *15 sets teeth reduced to $10 thli fft^Sx WP '/-^ah, J~r Sr month; $3.00 for gold crowns and bridge- V^^rMlu^ JL***sUlt. ' • '^S^jjg^ work this month. Ail operations guaran- I i l/rfc-TyN^^^ /^j-lY1(lITHi 'Examination and Consultation Free. V /r/nllT-TrilJ lIJLW Ba - c. l. Sargent, VJ^r/UTJLV Li*y<^^ Lady Attendant. 1 K_^^aaW* M^mW^ Syndicate Block. 521 Vi Nicollet Aye RIR4NS I had been troubled with gastric dys pepsia for two years. I could not eat or sleep, was short of breath and suf fered from dizziness. I found no relief until I heard of Ripans Tabules. After the first 5-cent box I felt the difference. When 1 had taken six of the S-cent boxes I was able to eat very well, and to sleep, and the dizziness gradually disappeared. They are worth their weight in gold. At druggists. The five-cent packet is enough for an ordinary oc casion. The family bottle, 60 cents, con tains a supply for a veer. ..•■■: .■"-•.' J . ■■ -*;':s__T_ffil AMUSEMENTS BMor,Eifflrrrnr^^ TONIGHT. Sat. Matlnee-260, 600 EXTRA MATINEE TO-DAY, 2:30 Wm. A- Brady's Production of Way Down East Next Sunday .."SWEET CLOVER Dec. 5, 6,7 KELCEY AND SHANNON LYCEUM I:.,'^ SEATS SELLING TODAY FOR Li^HyiDfOA At Lyceum Theatre. HOOT, HON! Have You Seen the f CANADA'S ONLY BAND \ B' LYrjEUM \ B B Matinee and Evening, «£ SAT., NOV. 30 Box Sale at Metropolitan Music Co.'s Store. BUQU Barbara CLYDE p ■ r. ■ n fitch's Fnefcßiie BEST PLAY. ______ Special Thanksgiving Matinee Today at 3 p. m. Next Week "M'LISS." Y. M. C. A. HALL. Friday Eve'g, Nov. 29, The Offumwa Hale Quartet Assisted by JULIA E. VAN DEUSEN, Reader Seats on sale at Metropolitan Music Store. Richard Burton TWO LECTURE-RECITALS. Nov. 30—The short story ( Kipling's "Dinah Shadd.) Dec. 14— The Place of Parody (Thackeray, • Bret Harte. etc.) At the First Unitarian Church, at Bp. m. Tick ets at the Metropolitan Music Store. Course Ticket, 50c. Single admission, 35c. . DEWEY/MATINEE DAILY. theatre j Evenings at 8:15 "Prettiest sho»r this Season." PRICES] SCRIBNER'S IOC EXTRAVAGANZA CO. 200 INCLUDING QA. BIG VAUDEVILLE BILL. «UO ; NEXT WEEK: Phil Sheridan's Burlesque Co, GOOD FOOD. HOME COOKING. QUICK SERVICE. That's Why Your Neighbor Eats at THE GRILL. Open day and night. 308-310 Ist Ay. S. jgdK^ EYES j^^j£jg|^%. Examined Free. M^lpi''' 7 Artificial Eyes. BEST, OPTICIAN, 409 Nicollet. of the mail Is of this class and only 4 per cent of the revenue. The lines are being drawn closer in other cases also. Recently a weekly magazine published a prize offer. An other was given in the December issue which involved the mater of chance to & slight degree. The postoffice department intervened - and the publishers were com pelled to either print a new issue leaving this advertisement out or to insert a, supplement stating that the offer was withdrawn. The latter method was adopt ed. 7