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CITY NEWS ' Wesley Board Meeting Postponed— The official board meeting of Wesley M. E. church, announced for last night, baa been postponed one week.. Wisconsin "I" Alumni-The Twin City Wisconsin Alumni will hold a reunion and business meeting In the reception rooms at the Nicollet Hotel this evening. Mr*. Haivley Lotei Her Place—Mrs. M. llawley, who for the past nine years has been Janitress at the Central police station, was removed from her position by. Mayor Ames yesterday. . . / ;-; Curling; Season Opens— curling •season In Minneapolis will be formally opened by the Flour City Curling club Wednesday evening at its rink gn Fifth street N. In the rear of the West Hotel.' There will be a social session. Members and their friends end all others interesting in the roarin' game will be welcome at the "feed." He Carried a Haior-James Howard, j colored, created consternation among attaches i and patrons at a Chinese restaurant at 213 Nicollet avenue Sunday. He disapproved of, the service of the Chinese waiter and drew a razor and started for the celestial. Every one in the place left precipitately. Howard was locked tup, charged with drunkenness. He pleaded guilty in the municipal court this morning and paid a fine of $10. Mad Doe on Mcollet Island—A cltl- i sen reported to the police yesterday that a large black dog that had every appearance of being mad was running about on Nicollet Uland. It was said that at least three men, ■who tried to corall the dog, were bitten on the arms. AH policemen la the downtown district were instructed to watch for the animal, but it has not been seen since. Itobbed His Employers—Roy K. Rus- | •ell admitted In the police court yesterday that he had entered the stockroom at toe Plymouth clothing house, where he was employed at the time, and taken a suit of underwear and four pairs of suspenders. The case against him was worked up by the Hoy detective* agency. Russell said it was his first offense and gave his age as 24. He was sentenced 'by Judge Holt to sixty days in the workhouse, with Uj« option of a $50 fine. Killed in the Woods—John Webb, 20 years old. whose home was formerly in this city, was killed by a falling tree in the woods near Aitkin, Minn., Saturday. The young man hired out for logging work Friday, and ! Saturday was ibis first <day in the woods, i Misjudging the falling of a tree which he was hewing, lie was caught beneath it as it fell. Death was instantaneous. Webb formerly lived at 628 Seventeenth avenue S. but he bad been In the city but a few months. The remains were brought to Minneapolis yester day. » The Band Drew-The Journal News boys' band drew a large crowd at the New Century Sunday school Sunday afternoon, notwithstanding the extreme cold. The band did excellent work and the school was a lively one. Many new classes were formed and much of the Increased attendance promises to be permanent. There are now twenty-four classes provided with competent teachers, and the officers of the school say more teachers will be provided and other classes formed next Sunday. The school is proving a great success. . - ■ A Brakeman Fatally Hurt—Slipping on the top of a car that was covered with •now and Ice, Elmer O. Frisbie of Minneap- j oils, a freight brakeman on the Milwaukee road, fell to the tracks and was crushed be neath the wheels. The accident occurred Sat urday morning at Glencoe, Minn., jind the injured man, who was brought to Minne apolis on a special train, died at St. Barna bas hospital at 9 o'clock on the same eve ning. Elmer Friable was 21 years old and the son of Mrs. Mary A. Frisbie, with whom he lived at 1534 X Twenty-fourth street. Ho had been in the employ of the Milwaukee road as brakeman for about two years, and as well known and popular. Took: lv Smallpox Patient—Patrol man Purvis' familiarity with the appearance of smallpox patients enabled him to cap ture Albert Hartman as he was about to board an interurban car this noon. The pa tient Is about 20 years old and came into the etty this forenoon over the Great Xorther fro"m Great Falls, Mont. His home is in Illinois and he was en route thither. He was placed in the detention room of thn health department at the city hall. Hart man's two .-ompanlons were also detained. The car in which the patient came to the fclty was placed on a side track and locked. It "will be fumigated at once. VFAROLOGICAL ISAAC Mi-XAIH. former resident and well-known real estate and insurance man of Minneapolis, died suddenly «.t Great Falls, Mont., Saturday. He and Mrs. McXair, who have made their home in North Sparta, N. V.. for several years, were visiting in Great Kails with their sons. Benjamin P. and Hugh MeNair. Mr. MeNair was 75 years of age. He is survived by- a widow and three sons, two of whom are in Great Falls, the third, Samuel W. MeNair, is an attorney at San Francisco, Cal. Mrs. Henry and Mrs. Hull, toth of this city, are nieces. The remains i will arrive in Minneapolis at 2 o'clock to arrived in Minneapolis at 2 o'clock to-day. I Interment will be at Lakewood. HENRY KAMPMAN, a laborer, who ■was taken to the city hospital from his room at 28 Hennepin avenue a few days ago, died yesterday of heart failure. Deceased was 6(J years old. He gave the address of a son at Marshall street and Sixth avenue N'E, who has been notified. WILLIAM A. C. COOK, formerly a •well-known carpenter and contractor in Northeast Minneapolis, died at Port Angeles, Wash., on Dec. 9, after a brief illness. COURT NEWS SPENCER ON TRIAL Former Secretary of Minneapolis Mutual Fire & Marine Int. Co. . Charles H. Spencer, secretary of the de funct Minneapolis Mutual Fire and Marine Insurance company, was placed on trial before Judge Elliott this morning on the charge of perjury. It is alleged in the Indictment that he swore false reports to the insurance commissioner, said reports making It appear that the company had valuable assets worth over $100,000 in excess of its actual condition. The -work of securing a jury was very •low, as great care was taken on both Bides. ..;,■' , Unhappy Marriages Canceled. Divorces were granted by Judge Pond this morning In the following cases: Carrie C. Waltmeir against David S. Waltmeir, for desertion; John C. Keea against Calla B K»fts, for desertion; Louis© St. Clair against Reuben St. Clair, for desertion; William a Nead against Cora May Nead, for adultery Mr. Waltmeir, who Is «2 years old, deserted bis wife of 86 a/bout two years ago, after hav ing lived -with her two years. A UO-Day Ke», Prank Loftus, also known as John Adania, who has been Indicted for burglary In the third degree, was allowed to withdraw his plea of not guilty thlß morning and to enter a plea of guilty to the charge of unlawfully en tering a building It was stated that, with a company of young men, he had broken into a car and taken a keg of beer. Leniency was urged on account of poor health, but Judge Elliott Imposed the maximum penalty of nine ty days In the workhouse. Washington Small Talk. Congressman Heatwole will start for Minne sota Tuesday or Wednesday, to remain until after the holidays. Postmasters appointed to-day: Minnesota— Latta. Wadena county, Carl C. Jensen South Dakota—Cheyenne Agency, Dewey county Samuel O. Overly; Hermosa, Custer county John McCarthy. " As the result of the efforts of Congressman McCleary and others. It now seems likely that the salaries of rural free delivery carriers will be increased to $600 for the first year of ■ervice, $720 for the second year and $840 for the third and subsequent years. " Congressman McCleary has anothar invi tation to make an address at Peorfa 111 Feb. 32, Lincoln's birthday anniversary but will probably be compelled to decline o'wlng to the press of congressional business Representative Eddy will go home via St Louis for the holidays, and while in that city he will hear Representative Tawney's address on breaking ground for the big exposition Representative Fletcher will start for Min neapolis Thursday morning for the holiday vacation. * A Difference. Boston Transcript. Mr. Nipper—l saw Mrs, Flyer at the Daisy Hotel last evening, and she was there wi*h a married man, too. Mrs. Nipper—The brazen thing! I wonder ■who'he was? Mr. Nipper—Her husband, of course. 'At least, she introduced him to -us as her hus band.. Didn't you know all* warn married last iiioath? ' * Mrs. Nipper—Brute! • ' . '- ACTION IS DELAYED Fight Against Merger Won't Be Be- gun Till After Holidays. MORE LEGAL ADVICE IS NEEDED An Appropriation to Carry on the Fight Will Be Asked of the Legislature. Attorney General Douglas will get fur ther legal advice before commeiiciug ac tion against the railway merger. Last week it was intended to begin suit as early as to-day. But action has been postponed, and now it is not expected that steps will be taken until after the holi days. For the present, the attorney gen eral will content himself with one advis ing cousellor. His contingent fund of $o.M)u a year will be sufficient to meet that expense. It has hardly been touched this year, anJ Jan. 1 another $3,500 will be available. Governor Van Sant will ask for a fur ther special appropriation from the legis lature, • however, - The attorney general's fund may, suffice for a time, but to .make the fight effective it will be necessary to have plenty of the 1 "sinews of war" at command. : The ■ governor will ask that an emergency appropriation be placed at his disposal of probably. $50,000. NORMAL, MAY NOT OPEX That at Dututh Hampered by Lack of Funds. It is possible that the Duluth normal school will not open this year at all. By resolution at the last meeting of the nor mal board, Jan. 1 was fixed as the date of opening. The water connection has been made and the building piped for gas. The board will meet in Duluth Wednes day, and will find no obstacle in the' way of opening the school except the lack of money. That is a serious one. After paying the principal's salary, there will only be about $4,000 to pay salaries and the running expenses of the school. It is a grave question whether the school can do any good on such a short allowance. BOBLETEU'S NEW PLAN : ••■- Offers to Fay $3,000 in Cash or Se curities. -. - •. _ vi . ■-■■■. Colonel Joseph Bobleter, former state treasurer, has made a substitue proposi tion of setlement on his bond. Instead of paying $5,000 at the end of three years, he offers to pay $3,000 in cash or accept able securities. Chief Justice Start has asked to.be re lieved from service on the commission, and Judge Lewis; has been appointed in his place. The commission will consist of Judges Brown and Lewis of the supreme court and Attorney General Douglas. It will meet some day this week. Strife for Mr. Katz. J. A. Johnson, the Omaha detective who is here after Charles A. Katz, wanted on a charge of forgery, called on the Hennepin county authorities this mornini?. He wants them to relinquish their Oaim on Katz, as Omaha has a number of strong cases against him. If Hennepin insists on prosecuting, the extradition will be denied by the governor. School Consolidation. John W. Olsen, state superintendent of schools, has been talking school consolidation in the town of Keister, Faribault county. There are six schools in the town, and there is strong sentiment in favor of a consolidation of all into a high school and graded school. These Incorporate. The Boston Clothing company of St. Pau! -was incorporated to-day by Charles B. Bowl by, Henry W. Fagley and Albert R. Moore. The capital stock is $125,0(X>, of which $65,003 may be preferred. The Veblen-Hagna Lumbfr company of Blooming Prairfp was Auorporated to-day, with $50,000 capital stock. The Southern Minnesota Telephone company of Pipestone has increased its capital stock to JIL'S,OOO. WILL ADVERTISE NOW County Board Takes a Hint—A Sher iff Recommended. Now that the Taxpayers' League has caused the bill for printing the district court's calendar to be held up, the county commissioners will do business different ly. Yesterday they decided to adver tise for bids for printing the calendars for the January term. A delegation from the Union Veterans ! and Sons of Veterans' League, consisting j of A. L. Jones, J. A. Kellogg end Herman , Vogt appeared to urge the selection of A. j W. Harwood as sheriff in case of a vacan l cy. It was represented that Mr. Harwood j had been indorsed by the league and was i specially fitted for the place. The peti- | j tion was placed on file. j A transfer of $1,897 from the county I revenue fund to the sinking fund was or- i j dered. More was alloted to the sinking J fund than was by law required. The cor j rect amount was thereupon set apart for • this fund, leaving the sum above named i in the county revenue fund. According j to the Btatute, this would at the end of the year go to the suspense account, which I next year would be apportioned among ' all the county funds. The commissioners I are of the opinion that it can be turned i ; into the sinking fund for the purchase of' ■ bonds, which are now to be had. County Auditor Scott thinks otherwise. POHRED"OiriN"I""STO¥E __, ELIJAH PRICK BURNED TO DEATH i The Fire Wai Thought to Be Oat, . . bat the Oil Ex ploded. Elijah Price of the logging firm of Price Bros., died at 12:15 p.- m. to-day, j from the effects of burns received yes terday morning. Mr. Price lived at 2719 Polk street NE. and on coming down stairs yesterday morning found the coal j fire out as he believed. Securing a can of oil he poured some of the contents in the stove so as to light the kindlings. Hot ashes or a coal caused an explosion and the flames shot out from the stove, Betting Mr. Price"s clothes on fire. He ran out of the room and neighbors as sisted him to extinguish the blaze with snow, but not before he was badly burned about the legs, stomach and back. He I lingered fn agony till this noon. Mr. Price came to Minneapolis sixteen years ago from New Brunswick county, Canada, and was 42 years old. He leaves an invalid mother, two sisters and four brothers residing in Minneapolis and a sister and brother in Canada. He was a member of the Knights of Pythias lodge and had just recently joined the Masonic order. Owing to the absence from the city of three of Mr. Price's brothers the funeral will not take place until Thurs day afternoon at 2 o'clock. Services will be held at the residence. Lloyd Laughs Last and Best Former Alderman M. B. Lloyd of the ninth ward is a shining example of what bulldog persistency will do in the face of seemingly unsurmountable physical han dicaps. Mr. Lloyd is somewhat larger than a pint of cider, but does not weigh to exceed 110 pounds, and a 28-inch tape will easily circumstribe his chest. But he haß developed a bowling form within three short months that is the envy of half the whole northwest community. Late In the summer some of the boys in veigled Lloyd into a Northeast bowling alley, got started in a game, end then lay back and enjoyed the best fun of the season. Mr. Lloyd insisted upon using the biggest ball on the rack. To give it the necessary momentum, he would swing it once around his body, then tie himself Into a knot and let her go. Many times he went to grass after the effort, and cine times out of ten the bail flew Into the STRUGGLE TOO HARD Simon Brooks' Wife Fighting the Wolf From the Door. ALONE WITH SEVEN CHILDREN An Economic Aspect to the Move ment to Secure the Hus band's Release. For several days past a frail, sad-faced liule woman, scantily dressed for zero weather, with a puny babe crying from a bundle of rags pressed fondly to her breast, has haunted the anteroom to Gov ernor Van Sant's office. Eyes red with weeping- -the world against her in the midst of plenty—she has been almost the first person to meet the governor's kindly glance as he entered the capitol. The woman was Mrs. Simon Brooks of Minneapolis, who was there to beg for the release of her husband, now serving a six months' sentence in the Minneapo lis workhouse. Press of business pre vented the governor from learniug her mission the flrsi day, and she was told to come again. With almost her last cent, she has been making Saily journeys to St. Paul In ihe bitter cold weather to plead her cause. Her sad tale went straight to the governor's tender heart. He told her at first that he would be unable to in tercede in her''husband's behalf. She was not to be put off so easily. She kept at the governor so persistently that he finally ordered an investigation, which will probably set her husband free. "if Simon Brooks remains at the work house," she told the governor, 'myself and children will starve. We are out of food, and it is hard to find wood enough to keep us warm. My baby is sick and needs medicine, but I have no money." "It was different before they sent Simon to jail," she added, between sobs, re calling, with a touch of pride, that he was able to provide well for his family before the law laid its hands upon him. It is a gaunt wolf which keeps watch at the cheerless home of the Brooks family on Greeley avenue N. Brooks was sent to the workhouse forty days ago, and was unable to make any provision for the sup port of his family through the winter. There is' not a more poverty-stricken home in Minneapolis. While the weather remained mild the wife fought hard to support herself and seven children, whose ages vary from the babe in arms to a girl of 10 years. She kept woman-like at the task of providing bread for her little ones without a mur mur until the cold weather came. Since then their suffering has been acute and unless the prison bars are lowered, they must become charges on the city. It was the economic side of the case that appealed to Governor Van Sant fully as much as its pathos. Brooks was convicted of stealing $100 worth of wire from the D. & D. Electric Manufacturing company of Minneapolis.' He said that the company had given him permission to take the wire, but the evi dence pointed to his guilt. An appeal was taken to the supreme court, which sustained the action of the lower court, and now executive clemency is asked for. The state board of pardons was to pass finally on the case this afternoon, when Al J. Smith, assistant county attorney, who prosecuted Brooks, made a personal appeal for the man's release. The late George H. Benton was inter ested in the case, and since his death the family had been without legal advice. This fact added to the belief that Brooks' punishment has already been sufficient and that he can do society more good by supporting his family than breaking rocks has influenced the state's attorney in his behalf. STABBED IN A SALOON PETERSON IN THE HOSPITAL Proprietor of the Saloon Given the Limit for Keeping Open on Sunday. Two serious offenses were committed in Minneapolis saloons Sunday. One was a stabbing affray, and the victim is at the city hospital with two knife wounds in his back. The other was a bold robbery, thugs overpowering a patron at the bar and taking all his money. The former occurred in the Palm Garden saloon, 109 Nicollet avenue, directly across the street from police headquarters. The proprietor was arraigned in police court this morn ing and fined $100 for keeping his saloon open on Sunday in violation of the law. He admitted the charge but said that he had permission from Chief of Police Fred W. Ames. Colonel Ames says that it is not true. The stabbing in the Palm Garden saloon occurred during a rough fight and the vic tim, John Peterson, a railroad laborer, is asid to have been a spectator who es sayed the role of peacemaker, receiving two ugly wounds for his pains. The row, acording to those who witnessed it, be gan over the possession of a chair beside one of the women who was drinking with the m«n in the place. Peterson's wounds were evidently made with a common pock et knife, and, unless there are complica tions, will not prove fatal. When the police were notified of the stabbing, the saloon was closed for the day. Auton Odin, Hjalniar Johnson and George B. Nichols were brought into court this morning charged with disorderly con duct iii the place. Evidence showed that Nichols was responsible for the trouble and he was fined $5. Odin, Johnson and Lawler, the porter in the saloon, were let off with a warning. The proprietor, C. A. Ikenberry, was charged with keeping his saloon open on Sunday. He pleaded guilty but claimed that he had permission from Superin tendent Ames to run his saloon on Sun day. Judge Holt fined him $100. Robbed at the Bar. E. P. Monahan reported to the police yesterday afternoon that he had been robbed of $38 in the rear of Sexton's sa loon, 209 Nicollet avenue, earlier in the day. He said that two men enticed him into the rear of the place and, while oth ers engaged the attention of the barten der, gave him the "strong arm" and re lieved him of his wealth. His report resulted in the arrest of James Fay, who was charged with larceny from the person. Pay was not ready for trial when brought up in the municipal court this morning and his case was put off until to-morrow. Bail was fixed at $150. BLIZZARD AND ZERO WEATHER. Special to The Journal. Balfour, N. D., Dec. 16.—Zero weather pre vails and a fierce blizzard is rasing. gutter ha^f way down the course end hardly reached the pocket. Lloyd took the hilarity of his com panions in good part, but reminded them that he never yet fell down on anything that he undertook and that they would yet be laughing out of the other sides of their mouths before he got through with them. That was but a short three months ago. To-day Lloyd is one of the high string men of the whole Northeast Minneapolis bowling fraternity. He balances the big balls in his palm like an expert juggler, sends them careering down the alley like bullets out of a gun, the pins fly all "ways, and the set-em-up boys take to high ground. It is a poor day with him when he doesn't make a string of at least 170. Mr. Lloyd Is said to have the most per fect control of his "English" of any man In the whole Northeast crowd. THE MINNEAPOLIS JOURNAL. THEY'LL STAND PAT The Minneapolis-Chicago Lines Will Stick to Agreement t -"" .1 ■ n, ■ THE GREAT WESTERN ASSENTS Sleepers and Coucli May Be Taken v Off the Fast Mail Train*. !;/,-■-; -- .-■■•■ •_. - '-'■'.'■■■■ — —— Notwithstanding reports to the con trary, It is the general opinion in traffic circles that all of the roads represented j in the recent executives' meeting in Chi cago intend to stick closely by the terms of the agreement governing the time of Chicago-Minneapolis trains. The fact that the Great Western, which was not represented at the meeting, has assented to the agreement has ended much of the, talk about the possibility of the arrange ments being interrupted by the action of one or more linea. , May Take Off Sleepers. v It is possible that the passenger coaches and ..sleepers how a part of fast mall trains will b,e taken off. The North- Western and the Milwaukee are not dis pleased over the prospect ut- discontinu ing this service. This part of the agree ment made/at Chicago was not forced, by the demands of the weak lines, but was voluntarily entered Into by the two roads named, because maintaining the service was far from profitable. If the Milwaukee and the North-Western install a fast train service, they would like to see it done in some other way than by means of the fast mail trains. Consequently, it Is probable that after Dec. 22 not only the sleepers, but the other coaches, will be taken off. ; \ ■-■'. H., C. H. & X. Into Faribault. The Burlington, Cedar Rapids & North ern to-day notified other Minneapolis- Chicago lines that it was ready to handle business in and out of Paribault. Nothing can be obtained from 8., C. R. & N. offi cials on the time which will be required to complete the road into the twin cities. St. Paul real estate men believe that the 8., C. R. & N. is buying up much prop erty in that city to be used for terminals. >I. A St. L. Good Showing. Including the first week in December, Minneapolis & St. Louis earnings have shown an increase of over $190,000 since July as compared with a like period a year ago. The Minneapolis and St. Louis made a fine showing last year on account of the excellent crop conditions along its lines. The system is well equipped, but the demands in excess of it equipment last year were met by borrowed equip ment. This year the Minneapolis & St. Louis is unable to borrow so much equip ment, but the earnings continue to show a respectable increase. The recent dividend advance created much favorable com ment, but produced little change in the price of the stock. ANSWERS DEATH'S CALL HARLOW A. GALE CALLED HE.VCE He Had Been a Prominent Figure in -Hinneauolig Since the Early Days. Harlow A. Gale, prominent in business and social circles in Minneapolis for many years.l and one of the best known of the early set tlers of this city, died Saturday at the home of his daughter, Isabel, Airs. Charles J. Tryon, 2115 Girard avenue S, at the age of 69 years. Mr. Gaie had been declining in health for thrae years and his death was not unexpected by his family and wide circle of friends'. He was one of ten children born in Royal- Eton, Mass., July 29, 1832, of sturdy New Eng land stock on both sides, which has furnished a goodly number of prominent educated men and women in the different generations. When three years old his father died and he was placed in the family of his mother's brother, Rev. Samuel Goddard, of Norwich, Vt., where he remained until 1845, When he re turned to his' mother's home in Royalston. Here for several years he was engaged in school teaching and attending schools anC academies, with some other pursuits to earn a livelihood in the meantime, eiHling with one year's attendance at Union college, New York. In 1866 he came to Minneapolis, followed the next year by his two brothers, Samuel C. IgsP^- THE LATE HARLOW A. GALE. Gale and Rev. Amory Gale, the latter for one year the pastor of the First Baptist church of this city, then for seventeen years state Baptist missionary, dying in 1875 at Joppa, Syria, and there buried, while on a tour of the Holy Land. Mr. Gale had been identified with some im portant business enterprises of the city. In 1872 he bought and platted the forty acre* known as' Gale's First addition, rupre than half of which he soon after sold at auction in one day, this bsjng the first successful large auction sale of platted laud ever held in this city. Several years later he platted and put on the market thirty acres em braced in Gale's Second addition. Soon after he planned and carried into successful execu tion the idea of a large, general city mar ket, the first in thia' city, on Bridge square, which he personally managed until it was destroyed by fire some years later. Many of the older citizens wifl remember the one or two seasons of successful dramatic and mus ical entertainments which he instituted and managed for the public in the big, rough hall over that market building, before the day of theaters' had come. Still later he was associated with T. B. Walker in the erection and operation of the present city market, where he was continued as market master' till his failing strength prevented. In 1858 he was appointed deputy clerk of th« district court and subsequently was elected and served as county auditor for three suc cessive terms. Mention should also be made of his summer home at Lake Minnetonka, known as Gale's Island, which he bought from the government thirty-three years ago and at once built the house then ever since used by his family. This home was always a great delight to him; and never more so than during his feebleness' of last summer. Mr. Gale was married in 1869 to Elizabeth C. Griggs, the daughter of Rev. Leverett Grlggs of Brißtoll, Conn. He is also survived by two sons, Harlow Gale, instructor In psychology at the University of Minnesota, and Robert G. Gale, who has just completed five years of musical education at Lelpslc, Germany, and 1b now a resident of Minne apolis. A third son, the youngest, William G. Gale, died at Cripple Creek, Col., several years ago. The funeral services were held to-day at 2:30 from the Tryon residence, 2115 Girard avenue S. Interment la the family lot at Lakewood cemetery. POSERS Pertinent Questions About ■ \ Union Pacific Asked In Vain. • i .^ . Special to The Journal. New York, Dec. 17.—1t Is said the an nual. report of the Union Pacific has been kept secret because it contains informa tion that ought not to get out. It seems awkward to outsiders-that a great rail road corporation should be placed in such a position that Is to be obliged to deny to Its stockholders vital information on account of ••legal" reasons, and the ques tion occurs how greatly the operations of such a company differ in substance from those of the copper trust. Thes ere some of the questions asked: What is the exact present relation of the Union Pacific road to the Burlington, Northern Pacific and Great Northern sys tems? What obligation has it assumed in its lease of the Burlington Jointly with' the Northern Securities company, if it has leased it at all? By whom and at what price was the fa mous block of Northern Pacific preferred stock purchased for the Union Pacific rail | way, and what is the form and character of the burden growing out of thi3 purchase j that now rests upon Union Pacific stock- ! I holders? Was this action taken by .the I Union Pacific board of directors, or by only a few of them, or by one of them alone? ■■> ■ ■ . CONGRESSMEN WAITING 3linne»otn Statesmen Think It la ' ;' "l:p to"'the Governor. From The Journal Bureau, liootn 4,5, Post Building, Washington. ' | Washington, Dec. 17.— Minnesota delegation in congress will not take the initiative in the Northern Securities case. Most of the delegation will be home for the holidays and will see Governor Van Sant, who has'the case in hand and is vigorously directing it. He has a plan of campaign laid out, and the delegation thinks it would have no right to "cut in" .without his invitation. If there Is anything Van Sant thinks the delegation, can do it will be glad to co-operate in bringing it about, but un invited interference might be resented and might result in conflict with the gov j ernor's plans. At present ihe delegation does not see that there is anything it can ! do. It is generally known that the inter state commerce commission will be ready to proceed to its full power on request of Van Sam. The president also would take prompt notice of any request from him It would seem therefore that it is up to the governor to move, and not to the delegation. __ W . w . j er mane SALOONS ARE INCREASING HIGH MARK REACHED THIS YEAR The \umber Sow the LargeKt Re corded Since the License Was Raised. The income from liquor license will be about $24,000 greater this year than last, and the largest in the history of the city. There are to-day 353 saloons in the city, an increase of 24 over last year. Back in the early eighties, during one of Mayor Ames' former terms as chief executive, there were more than 400 saloons in Minneapolis. The license fee was then raised from $500 to $1,000 and the number of saloons fell off almost one half.. Ten years ago the number was 274. The next two years showed a slight falling off., and then the tide turned and the gin mill population has been steadily increasing during the years since. For the years between 1894 and 1898 the in crease averaged 13 a year. In 1899 the number jumped from 307 to 323, and in the following year six more were added. This year 24 hew saloons have opened up their doors and there is still one license appli cation pending with no one knows how many saloons running either without any license at all or under transferred licenses. Saloon men give no explanation for the extraordinary increase in the saloon in dustry in Minneapolis this year. prizYs~wiThidrawn Those Formerly Offered at the "I" by Gillette-Herzog- Company. President Northrop of the university, this morning received a letter from the American Bridge company, successors to the Gillette-Herzog company, stating that after this calendar year the prizes for theses in the college of electrical, milling and civil and mechanical engin eering, formerly offered by the Oillette- Heizog company, would be withdrawn. There is one prize for work in each de partment, and the three aggregate $150. Hie prizes therefore will not be offered In the 'second semester. J. C. Callahan, an academic student, has \ organized 'The University News and i literary Bureau." He will examine the ' manuscript of writers in the university j aid anything thp.t he believes has merit , will be submitted to Dr. Burton, for fur- i ther critii sm. lflt is deemed worthy of ' publication Callahan will endeavor to sell \ it and turn the compensation over to the ! author. Dr. burton is said to have ex psg«£ed his npprovai and willingness to Oiler assistance. Dr. Richard . Burton lectured yesterday I 1 before the University Liberal associa- ( tlon on Tolstoy: |fo spoke on the Rua- \ sUu writer's sociological j ideas,; rather i than li's work as a writer. ; i | SKATING PARKS OPEN | Cold Snap Makes lee Heavy Enough ' V to Be Planed.'; |- ' After a six weeks' wait on account of ' parks were opened. today. The last few i p*krsk -were opened to-day. The last few ' ; days* hard freeze has enabled the park i board to get the ice in shape and permit skaters on Lori Park for the first time this season. The ice Is not of the best .quality, however, and It will be necessary ! to ! plane the surface a few ; times before i it will be good. '.. '.: .; : The new house built at Lor Ing., park last I season has been freshly painted and. in \ i other ways made more presentable. The i same accommodations as to renting skates ■ arid checking- are In force. , .",'.' Powderhorn lake was, planed to-day. A \ house has also been put up at Minnehaha i creek for the benefit of skaters in that ' vicinity..;-. : .■ .-.. •.. . , .'.' jy ; ■The old method of flooding the ice has , been given up^ as unsatisfactory and ex- i pensive. . If the weather was very cold, ' the water would freeze before it had a \ chance to spread, making a sough surface, ! and in warm weather the flooded portion i would often scale off. < ______________________ i H POSSIBLY DIPHTHERIA i That May Have Killed Little Kuril* < ■^>' -:;;:'i;f- laija. ■ , J No burial permit has yet been Issued ] in. the case of little Rurik Lilja, the boy < who died Friday with symptoms of hydro- < phobia, and it is probable that none will ' be ' until a post mortem has been held. < The boys' parents have thus far refused! ' to allow a post mortem. In the opinion of ! some of • the medical | men of the' health , department 'there were present some of i the symptoms of diphtheria" and It is * likely that the department will. Insist up- ! on a post, mortem before giving a burial , permit. ' The funeral hat been set for to- < morrow afternoon, but it may be de- ' tarred. ■ ... J TUESDAY EVENING, DECEMBEK 17, 1901. ELEGANT HOLIDAYGIFTS We have the most beautiful line of genuine flexican Hand Carved LEATHER GOODS ever shown here. Handsome, durable and not expensive. Also the finest line of POCKET FLASKS ever brought to this city; the coverings are lizard, alligator, genuine seal, Turkey, morocco, Russia and sheep* skin, with nickel or silver-plated cups. EBONY MILITARY BRUSHES or HANLDLE HAIR BRUSHES CLOTH or HAT BRUSHES—PERFUMES IN ENDLESS VARIETY AND MANY OTHER USEFUL ARTICLES Ladies' Chatelaines, Shawl Straps, Ladies' Pocket Books, Spectacle Cases, Ladies' Card Cases, Umbrella Straps, Gents' Card Cases, Whisk Broom Holders, / Gents' Pocket Books, i Prices range from SOc to $4 each. Tuck Bill Books °In PUrSeS> POCKiiT FLASKS: Needleßooks $K25 ' $USO« $-00' *2-50' Needle Books, $3 00 $4 Q(y $5 0Q Match S Ufs cS * The Best Flasks Made. ShoppingWs, D MILITARY BRUSHES. Mu*ic »nll« Ebony, from $3.00 to $6 00 Per Pair, music kuiis. Various colored woods from 85c to $3.00. CH URCM ILL'S "STir THE "NIXIE" MAN IS BUSY MANY ADDRESSES ARE WRONG Sometimes Letters Delayed on This Account Number 1,000 in One Day. "Nixies'- are the bugbear of the post office officials. Notwithstanding warn ings and instructions Issued constantly, Superintendent Parlin must devote much time each day to the righting of "nixies," as letters are called which are addressed in such a way that they cannot be sent out. The "nixies" average perhaps 300 a day in Minneapolis, and at times reach 1,000. This does not include merchandise and papers. . Carelessness is responsible for this kind of mail. It is shown by the fact that when circulars or letters are sent out in large numbers for some special purpose and forcfcs of clerks are hired to address I them the average of mistakes sometimes reaches 1,000 a day. Frequently business houses use commercial agency books as mailing lists. The towns whose names are printed alphabetically in these books, very frequently are not postoffices. In brackets alongside is placed the postoffice '< address and this frequently escapes the eagle eye ot the addressing clerk. Mr. Parlin occasionally finds letters ad dressed to postoffices that were discon tinued fifteen years past. And incident ally it may be said that one effect of the new rural free delivery system will be the removal from the postofnce map of names of towns which may date their birth many years back.- : The names of the railway offices to which the mail is thrown and i from which it will be distributed by ru i ral delivery will be retained.: Persons will be known as living on such and such a route while the old name of the village '■ will pass from memory. "Nixies" frequently result where the postage stamp is omitted. Often the stickers came off after they are mailed, but it is easy to detect this as a blank appears in the mark of the cancelling ma chine after the stamp falls off. As long as letters are mailed.it is prob able that there will be "nixies,"- but the number might, materially be diminished and the delivery of important mail in sured ilf care were taken as to the -4 dress, particularly as to the state. FOREIGN_POSTAGE Many Inquiries at P. O. About Cost on Parcels. Numerous inquiries are made at the postofflce about registering and mailing merchandise to foreign countries and about the cost. Superintendent Thurston says that Germany is the only European country with which the United States has a parcels post, or merchandise rate. This is 12 cents a pound. Mail to all other Bnropean countries must go sealed and at regular first class rates of 10 cents an ounce. Canada comes under the domestic rate, but merchandise mail for Newfound laud is subject to parcels poet. Merchan dise mail for Mexico and most of the Central and Southern states, as well as a few of the adjacent islands, takes the parcels post rate. G.H.fupsDiN&& \z^ Hoi sable —*^i "^Mj^^iL&^f B>wk=^ Furriers li": Hr^JL FASHiONABLEjm FURS, mm. *m Very Special Price Opportunities This \\\ rl 1 "jb tiJ\ All our nobby, high class fur novelties, >]« Ciro'A !* neck scarfs, collarettes, muffs, etc., at re- jyf/(S /^ri\ -fr ft' duced prices. A chance to get a most de- /'/i) $ftli \ -r* ?\ sirable Christmas present at a considera- jW&l&'j' / ? \ t'JL blesaving. ;_;,.. : (UtitA r- ksßr\ Neck pieces of Russian Sable, Hudson's SiMr]'-'' \ l^f) / Bay Sable, Natural and Blended Baum C/1r / i ' 1 \A* Marten, Stone Marten, Mink and Chin-' 7 '■ 'i • \ chilla at cut prices, just when you need /£x?zr\ '•§ 5 ■ V \ them most. \ \F\7^A 4 \ v All our dyed Marten Scarfs, Long Boas, /x^-A i '$. V \" Collarettes and Muffs at special prices. S— -_ 3^ FUR GARMENTS TO ORDER. Improved facilities in our factory make it possible to turn out all made , . hi to-order garments without delay. ' - Genuine Alaska Sealskin Jackets. Bice's London dye, made from highest grade selected pelts, style, quality, fit and finish guaranteed. • Leipzig Dyed Persian Lamb Jackets* ' These skins are guaranteed to retain their original beautiful gloss. Per sian Lamb is one of this year's most fashionable furs. . Natural Alaska Otter Jackets. For richness and .luxuriance of fur they certainly hold high favor. Many prefer them to seal. Lengths range from 22 to 24 inches. T) '1 rv* i Fifty Collars— Near Seal »nd Moire Astrakhan—some rtiT I UPC/IJIV wtoitole end; all trimmed with six good tails. €o (\f\ • lUI I UvJUU One of this season's best styles. Thdy sell at 4>X#l' U i •f $12.00. Tuesday they go at .....:;........ *■* ; DECIDE MONDAY Noyes Case to Be Special Or der in Court at San Francisco. v Special to The Journal. San Francisco, Dec. 17. —The circuit j court of appeals met and adjdurned to- I day without rendering a decision in the Noyes contempt case. The court ad journed to next Monday, when it is ex pected the contempt cases will be the special order. Action is expected to-day in the attempt of Dudley Duboz to be liberated from prison, where he was sent for contempt oi court. Attorney General Knox sent word that if the local district attorney took no action on Duboz's petition he would act. RECIPROCITYWITH CUBA W. C. Uregiz AddreittteH Member* or Commercial Club. W. C. Gregg addressed the Commer cial club to-day on reciprocity with Cuba. He too kthe stand that in view of the He took the stand that in view of the in the world's suppry and the consequent steady price reduction in prospect, It would be no kindness to the island, to en courage it to increase its sugar production and be finally forced to sel lat a loss. Cuba should be forced into diversified farming for her own interests. The Unit ed States, he said, could not grant Cuba reciprocity without blotting out the sugar industry in the United States and losing the opportunity to uae the sugar industry as a means of pacifying the Philippines. Mr. Gregg maintained tha" we had already discharged our obliga tion to Cuba by the expenditure of mil lions of money and hundreds of lives in giving her peace and a stable govern ment. A French syndicate, it is reported, has acquired extensive mining rights in the vicinity of Dover, England. TOO LATE TO CLASSIFY BLACK LEATHER POCKETBOOK, on interurban car, Sunday afternoon, between 3 and 4 o'clock. Return to Journal office for reward. ■■ WANTED—A GIRL TO DO GENERAL housework. 722 E 25th et. I NIGHT ORDERLY WANTED. ST. BA A - bas hospital. ' - •' . A GIRL" WANTED. 634 E 14TH ST. A> ply at once. . DON'T DESPAIR; ANY BAD SKIN IM proves wonderfully using Satin-Skin Cream and Powder. They're magical in effect. 25c. A FEW LADY CANVASSERS" WANTED~FOK city work. Special inducements offered. Call at once. Room 307 Kasotu block. | LOST—A BUNDLE~bF LAUNDRY. ON 9TH st, near Harmon. Party was seen who picked It up. Return to Fuller's laundry and no questions will be asked, and receive reward.