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TUESDAY EVENING, DECEMBER 17. 1901.
YERXA
As Xmas approaches the
crowds increase. Those de
siring to avoid the Xmas
crush may find it advisable
to lay in their Holiday
Supplies now, while the
store services may be more
leisurely rendered.
Store open evenings un
til Xmas.
We have engaged extra sales
men and deli very men, and guar
antee prompt service.
Yerxa's Ex- C 1 "7 C for 10° ••>.
tra Flour 4> I . / D sack.
Strictly fancy Pateiit, mad© from
Minnesota hard wheat. Every pound
guaranteed.
100 lb. bag Best $C.OO
Granulated Sugar **
Leghorn Citron, per Ib. 10c
Raisins.
l-lb pa. Seeded, choice 10c
1-lb extra fancy 15e
N<?w Muscatel, pound 7c
London Layer. 3 and 4 Crown, by
the pound or box; Dlhesa, 1 layer
in box, Fancy Cluster.
K«W Ihttes. Persian, pound oe
Figs.
California, bag, pound 7c
California, 1-lb package t»c
Smyrna Figs, new, pound 15c
Fancy, large, pound 20c \
Currants.
l-lb pa., cleaned, choice 10c
1-lb pa., cleaned. Batavia 15c
Nut Meats.
Spanish Peanuts, per lb 10c
Pecans, per lb 50c j
Walnuts, per lb 28c i
Filberts, per lb 28c
Pignolla, per lb
Sicily Almonds, per lb 35c
Jordan Almonds, per lb 45c
Home Made Candies.
Mixed candy from oc lb up. We will
make low, by pail, prices for Sunday :
schools.
Home-made Pure Taffy, lb 10c \
Give your order early.
Maple Bon-Bons. lb 20c j
Chocolate Bon-Bons, lb 20c j
Chocolate Creams, assorted, lb 20c
French Mixed, all creams, lb 12Vic '
Mixed Cream Candy, lb 10c j
Old-fashioned Mixed Candy, lb 10c
Our own make; pure, good and
wholesome.
Kindergarten Mixed, home-made, lb. 10c
Fancy Assorted Crimp, lb 15c
Butter Cups, nut centers, lb 18c ;
Caramels, our own make, lb 18c
Christmas Candles.
Tree ornaments.
New Nuts.
Hickory Nuts, Brazils, English Walnuts,
Pecans, Filberts, Almonds.
Butternuts, per peck 20c
Choice Mixed Nuts, lb 1214 c
Fancy Mixed Nuts, lb 15c
Oranges, Lemons
Florida Oranges—Doz.. 20c, 25c, 30c, 35c j
40c. Box, $3.50.
Mexican Oranges— Dozen, 20c. Box, $2.50.
California Navels—Doz., 15c, 20c, 25c, 30c,
Box, $3.50.
California Seedlings—Doz., 12M>c, 20c, 30c,
35c. Box, $3.50.
Lemons —Dozen, 10c and 15c.
Florida Grape Fruit, large, each, 12% c.
Tangarines—Doz, 20c.
Apples, bushel box, $1.50.
Mince Heat.
Condensed mince meat, good, per 1b... 8c:
Condensed mince meat, fancy, per 1b..10c
Mince meat in bulk, lb 10c
Batavia mince meat, glass jars.
Old Virginia rninr-e meat, glass jars.
Old Virginia preserves and jams, all
kinds.
Bishop, Los Angeles, preserves and
fruits, all kinds.
_________
Cakes, Pies and Cofections.
Christmas fruit cakes, angel cakes, Ger
man pound cake, Sun Shine cakes, Layer
takes. Nut cakes, or any kind that is de
sired. Chocolate Eclairs, Lady Fingers,
Kisses, Macroons, Cream Puffs, Dough
nuts. Cookies. Pies, all kind.
We employ the best pastry cooks and
furnish the best possible goods that can
be made. Special orders filled promptly.
Vegetables
Turnips, Beets, Carrots, Parsnips,
per peck 10c
Green Cucumbers, each 10c
Market
We have notice of large consignments
of dry picked turkeys to arrive in time for
Christmas. Our stock will be the best
and our prices right.
Fancy Turkey lie
Spring chickens » 10c
Geese 10c
Ducks , 10c
Sirloin Steak '....12hk<!
Round Steak 10 c
Fine Rib Roast Rolled .9c to 10c
Pot Roast 7c to 8c
Rib Boiling Beef 4 C
Pork Chops ,10c
Pork loins and roast 9c
Pork shoulders 8 c
Armor's No. 1 ham 12c
Armor's California Hams Tjlc
Boiled Lobsters ...: ...20c
Try Jones' Dairy Farm Sausage.
WE PLAN* TO PLEASE THE PEOPLE.
IT'S OFF"
20 Per Cent Discount. •
Rooking Chairs, Dressing Tables, Fancy
Chairs, and other appropriate Christmas Pres
ents, too numerous to mention.
The Branch,
Cor. Washington * 2d Ays 8.
VEG-E-TON t&CHfa
Our new anesthetic for prevent- MmL n
ln«r pain. No extra charge. V* "MMI * -
EXAMINATION AND |*W£«|H
CONSULTATION FREE. I 11
Dr. C L. Sargent, Mil
DENTIST. 'fir If W
BiQdlcate Block, 521*4 Nlcollet. " \r \,
THE CITY
TOWN TALK
Christmas gifts, diamonds, watches, jewel
ry. J. S. Allen, 110 Guar. Loan. Open even's.
Pine diamonds, mounted goods and -watches
at reduced prices for this week. A. H. Polley,
501 Andrus building.
When in doubt what to get for him or
her (from head to foot), always go to the
Plymouth Clothing House.
If there is anything in traveling or shop
ping bags you want, you can get them at
Barnum's, and his goods are reliable. . •-.-v.■-
Subscribe for all magazines, papers, etc.,
and get your binding done at Century News
btore, 8 Third street S. near Hennepin ay.
To enjoy the evening visit the new ladles'
cafe. Hotel Nicollet. A select program by
Professor Otto Pankopf's orchestra from 5:30
to 8 o'clock every evening.
Every man that travels is sure to want one
or our collar and cuff portfolios; and get him
a letter case, too. They are fine. Barnum
marks all goods free. 404 Nicollet "*ruum
tw^l? 1*?16611116 of lhe Business Men's
Tent of the Maccabees will be held to-morrow
e\enlng at Lindley hall, 620^ Nicollet avenue,
room 00. Stat» Commander Chellew will be
present,
mm^i 1! 118! t0 convlnce Judge Holt of the
? «fltCl.? a4Eiyrt th morning that he had had
?hnr^k William Picket pleaded guilty to the
fine of |io S drUUk and received **• U3llal
«-The Minneapolis Eight-Hour Day League
hailß * ™ al smoker 'ast night at Alexander's
nan. Ther© were fully 250 present. Among
the epeakers were Dr. W. \v. Folwell, A. H
Hall and J. B. Oilflllan.
Employes of the city hospital, workhouse
and poor department will get no salaried for
December work, owing to the deficit in the
$£ *£ lhe board of ™"ection» and chari
ties. About seventy-five employes are affected.
The Roy Russell mentioned in Saturday
evening's Journal as being arrested for grand
larceny is not tht Rcy Russell who is in the
employ of James Tyler, contractor and buildor
street reslll«8 at 106 W Twenty-eighth
T) J - **; Jones, V. Jones, Ida Perkins and
Rose Perkins were in the municipal court'
tins morning charged with disorderly con
duct, Evidence showed that they were mak
♦?.? t a Ldlstui"bance. Judge Holt gave them
thirty days each or a fine of $25. :
Members of the Engineers' Club last eve
-2? g Inspected the new branch of the Twin
City Telephone company, on Pillsbury avenue
and Twenty-sixth street. After the business
of the session had been finished, refresh
ments were served by the operators.
Charles Vanbuskirk refused to pass on and
allow Charles A. Welden to take his bath in
peace nd * quietude this morning. Welden in
sisted and Vanbuskirk struck him. As a re
sult Vanbuskirk was fined $10 by Judge Holt
in the municipal court this morning.
'>,™els Glemrud has been sent to the work
house for another period of thirty days. He
was released the other day after serving a
like term, aDd proceeded to get drunk, neg
lecting to provide for the family that he
pleaded as an excuse for leniency when sent
up before. * • ,
FUitter prices show an indication to drop,
me increased supply has filled the demand to
such an extent that the product is selling at.
-0c and ;3c for creamery and 17c to 20c for
hnt 4>, T he, 3c>c r/ tail Price still holds good,
but wholesalers do not anticipate a return
to former high rates and the retailers will be
obliged to lower their prices soon.
Electric lighting and power plant for sale.
inscription-Two American Ball engines,
I*?.,**-', IW-norse power, direct belted to
foui-pole uO-kilowa-tt 110-volt lighting genera
iS^" £°_ 3session given Jan. 15 and Feb 15,
ly'.L'. These equipments are in full opera
tion and may be inspected at The Minneapolis
Journal plant.
John Ryberg's fondness for liquor led to
trouble between him and his employer, J.
Karlinsky. Ryberg is a shoemaker and
; worked for Karlinsky in the latter's shop at
IVI Second street S. Witnesses in the munici
pal court this morning testified that Ryberg
i used his fists on Karlinsky. Ryberg was
i found guilty and sentenced to ten days in the
I workhouse or to pay a fine of $10.
' Al» imitation buffalo skin overcoat, worth
$40 the property of Louis Merchant, of Little
; tails, who died at St. Barnabas hospital laat
Irtday, mysteriously disappeared and then re
t appeared at the hospital last week When
the garment was missing detectives were in
structed to look for it, and while they were
conducting the search the coat was covertly
returned to the institution.
Captain Harvey Howard, of Cape Vincent
J- >.uarri v? d in the city this,morning to
spend the holidays with his son, James H.
Howard. Captain Howard is one of the old
est captains in the lake service. He runs
from Chicago to Ogdensburg. It is his cus
tom, when the lake season closes at Chicago
to spend several weeks in Minneapolis before
going home.
Walter B»de pleaded guilty in the municipal
court this morning when charged with hav
ing stolen an overcoat belonging to A \
Bennet. Bennet was playing pool in the Pafm
Garden saloon several nights ago when young
Bede took the coat. The defendant gave his
age as 1, and said that ho lived with hia
parents at 52 Central avenue. The case was
carried over until to-morrow pending further
investigation.
Ghouls may have robbed the body of Ed
ward Siedenkranz, killed Sunday night by a
Northern Pacific train at the Coino avenue
j crossing. The young man's mother says that
her son had about $500 in a wallet in an in
side waistcoat pocket, half the profits of the
last gardening season. When the body was
found there was but«sl.7o in the pockets. An
autopsy showed no signs of violence other
than the injuries resulting from the compact
with the train. An inquest will be held.
Nothing finer for Christmas after din
ner smoke than Herbert Spencer cigars.
You can get them at the Arcadia, opposite
post office.
•■Duliitu Short L.lne."
Night rain on Northern Pacific to the
Superiors and Duluth has a Pullman
Sleeping Car that is the acme of perfec
tion. Try it.
There is no one article in the line o!
medicines that gives so large a return for
the money as a good porous strengthen
ing plaster, such as Carter's Smart Weed
and Belladonna Backache Plasters.
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@ '"'^"''lsss^^^^'Ti Admiral Farragut, the hero of Mobile Lk
Ql If ) {Gj&*%f£f I Bay, said: "Man is the born enemy of £j&
Vr" if*^^'^^"^3taa!vl—Ji doubt." And we might add that " Brisk ku
Lp) h! y—^Jf" "y^^WW^SE/l ? a*es are the born ater of large prof- Cm
Qk VS\ -J \^i^ ~ ■ its." We are after brisk business. That's X
?2 H^ ijfSj^^^^uJv^hvH wh^ we inaugurated our December 5?
& H "^JHiiiElaSmESv^ Piano Sale. That's why we are giving LR
* <iiEB , lJ lJ 3 Discount S
nk I/} IB JL^Wll^') °^ regular prices. When we started X
I Ilir? I pianos I
y£ B^U^Pr. 4&3r>~'^ m m s^oc^' You know the sort of pianos ?i
7k. Br^^^^/^ „- If they are- The old reliable McPhail. 17
W i\\vlJfil i "'-' H " Crown," Sterling, Haines Bros,, Poole, fa 5
A H^^^^^-=. w Huntington. . You will have to hunt £eL
O* Vii vS^twT 1 quite a while before you will ever rind *t?
•n U^M^^aBHBBHH their equals. At this sale you get
X $450 Pianos COOfl $250 Pianos #Ififi S
g f0r.......... VSUU f0r........... $100 g
flj $300 Pianos (OftO $150 Pianos dflfl ©
S for *fi-UU for $lUU li
Urn - ■'"'■"■'.^•^y'. : , - . . • ■ -Lfc
V Terms Cash or $5 to $10 Per Month. Store Open Evenings. 1?
1 Foster A Waldo, I
S 40 FIFTH ST. SO., COR. NICOLLET. ?!
FOR THE RAINY DAY
The Dennis Sewell Fund Hasn't
Been Touched Yet.
MOTHER SUPPORTS THE FAMILY
So I<oiik aa She Hu> Health Site
Will Keep the Fund
lutact.
An "unostentatious home at 325 Twenty
fourth avenue N is provided with all the
necessaries of life, thanks to the gener
osity of appreciative and sympathetic ,
citizens who contributed to the Dennis
Sewell fund. Mrs. Sewell, wife of the !
man who lost his life while trying to
save a drowning boy, her three smaL
children and the three orphan children of
her deceased sister, whom Dennis Seweli
had taken to bring up, want for nothing
that is at all necessary. The house is
warm with the fuel the husband and
father had carefully provided before hie
tragic death, and food and clothing have
been supplied at cost price by merchants
who sympathize with the condition of the
bereaved family.' The physician, whose
services have been necessary during the
past fortnight because of the illness of
Mrs. Sewell and the youngest child, Les
lie, has charged almost nothing for his
calls. And yet not one.cent of the fun*,
contributed by citizens, which was placed
in trust, has been touched. ,
Mrs. Sewell. whose desire is that the
money given the family by friends shall
gd~to the children for their support in the
event of her death or inability to provide,
is supporting the household. "Had it not
been for the generosity of the people of
Minneapolis," said Mrs. Sewell this morn
ing, "it would have been necessary for
me to place my children In- a home for
orphans and work for my own living.
Now that I have health and strength, I
am going to support the home as Jong as
I can, so that the money that has been
given us can be used when I am no longer
able to provide for the family in any other
way." .
Three boarders at the Sewell home pro
vide means for the support of the family.
Mrs. Sewell does all the work and then
she says, has time to look after her little
ones. The family is large. Mrs. Lynn
Mrs. Sewell's sister, left three orphans'
They are James, aged 20, who is work
ing at the Chamber of Commerce in a
position procured by; a friend of the late
Dennis Sewell, and Minnie and Joseph
Lynn, aged 16 and 12 years respectively.
The two latter attend school, and after
Christmas James expects to be able to',
attend a night school. Then there are
i Mrs. Sewell's twin sister, who has lived:
at the Sewell home for several years, is
also there.
The $4,200 that is in the hands of :
trustee, is intact. Mrs. Sewell says she
hopes it will not be necessary for her to
use any part of it for some time, unless
it is in the event of protracted illness in
the family, or other misfortune. The
home itself Is comfortably furnished. In
a conspicuous place in the parlor hangs
the enlarged photograph of Dennis Sew
ell, presented to the widow by friends,
and in a scrap book, Mrs. Sewell has care
fully preserved every newspaper article
relating to the heroic death of her hus
band, his funeral, and the contributions
for the unfortunate family. She has also
carefully kept all letters and other mes
sages from friends relating to the catas
trophe.
HANDLED B!G~FiGURES
Sir Robert Ball's Lecture Contained
Some Appalling- StatlnticM.
A lrage and well pleased audience left
the Lyceum theater last evening at the
conclusion of Sir Robert Ball's lecture on
"Time and Tide" and left it reluctantly.
For an hour and a half the eminent scien
tist had delighted them with a peep into
the mysteries of the past, and they were
loth to close the pages of the book that
had been opened for them and interpreted
by a master mind.
Sir Robert was Introduced by Professor
H. T. Eddy of the state university fac
ulty. He began his lecture with the state
ment that the attitude of the human mind
toward the great transformations of na
ture might be considered similar to the
idea of an oak tree possessed by a butter
fly, the tree appearing infinite and un
changing to the insect.
Going back several millions of years the
speaker said there had been a time when
the earth and moon were one, revolving
about the sun once every six hours. Grad
ually the moon became detached from the
earth, and, as it operated to check the
sped of the earth's revolutions, it was
pushed farther and farther away, an op
eration that is still going on.
Regarding the duration of the sidereal
day Sir Robert said that it was changing
at the rate of one second every thousand
years, the change being due to the action
of the moon. To give an idea of the ex
tent of space he said that if every one of
the 1,500,000,000 inhabitants of the earth
were given space equivalent to the North
American continent in the Dumb Bell
nebula, the total space so taken could be
covered by the tip of his finger on a chart
of the nebula which he showed to the
audience. Moreover it had been estimated
that 60.000 of these nebulae existed in the
heavens.
THE MINNEAPOLIS JOUBNAL.
CONDITIONS IN LUZON
REPORT OF GEJf, LLOYD WHEATON
'Unexampled Patience Shown by tli'e
American* in Dealing- With
Suvagen and Murderer*.
The war department has issued the re
port of Major General Lloyd Wheaton
bearing upon conditions in Luzon, P. 1.,
and in which the general sets forth clear
ly the difficulty of restoring order in the
Philippines. A copy of the report was re
ceived 'at the army building, St. Paul,
yesterday. In it General Wheaton says:
An organization of the society of the Ka
tipunan was discovered to exist throughout
the department, the object of that society
1 being the assassination of all Americans and
the murder of all men, together with their
families, who were friendly to the Ameri
cans. The troops have been kept actively
employed In the endeavor to exterminate the
various bands j»f this society and arrest the
many murderers. # In addition to the unzner
oub murderers who were arrested, tried, con
victed and exeputed, more than 2,000 robbers,
. thieves and violators of the laws of war have
been duly tried and then imprisoned upon
conviction.
Unexampled patience was exercised through
out the department in the treatment of these
savages habitually violating all the laws of
war as known to civilized nations, and the
humanity of the troops engaged in bringing
! order out of a chaos of robbery, rapine and
murder has no parallel in the history of deal
ing with Asiatics.
The activity of troops in the field repre
sents a part only of the labor performed.
Municipal governments have been organized
in all the towns and an extensive police sys
tem established. The administration of jus
tice over the great area occupied has devolved
upon the military administration, as civil
government has been established bo' far in
but six of the provinces of the department.
The military commission tried 900 natives
during the year, of whom 534 were charged
with murder. Of these 900, 217 were acquit
ted and 683 were convicted. Of the prisoners
convicted, 289 were sentenced to death.
With a view of testing the effect of the
abolition of the canteen upon trials for drunk
enness, a tabulation was made of such trials
. in six regiments. During the three months
preceding the abolition of the canteen, 661 en
listed men were convicted of drunkenness.
During the three months following the abo
lition the convictions rose to 768— increase
of 107.
THE WEATHER
The Predictions.
Minnesota—Generally fair and contin
ued cold to-night; Wednesday partly
cloudy and not-so cold; brisk northwest
winds becoming variable. s Wisconsin—
Generally fair to-night and Wednesday;
continued cool, brisk northwest winds.
—Generally fair and continued cold
to-night; Wednesday threatening with
rising temperature in west; northwest
winds becoming variable. North Dakota—
Partly cloudy to-night and Wednesday
with possibly snow flurries to-night; ris
ing temperature; variable winds. South
Dakota—Partly cloudy to-night and on
Wednesday with possibly snow flurries in
east to-night; rising temperature; winds
shifting to southerly. Montana—General
ly fair to-night and Wednesday; warmer
tonight with a chinook; westerly winds.
For Minneapolis and Vicinity: Fair to
night and Wednesday; not so cold
Wednesday afternoon.
Weather Conditions.
It is warmer in. the whole region east
of the Mississippi valley, and cooler again
west of the Mississippi, though this morn
ings reports show no very severe cold,
the lowest temperatures being —20 de
grees at Qu'Appelle and Mlnnedosa —18
degrees at Winnipeg, —16 degrees at Bis
marck and —14 degrees at Huron. North
of Montana the temperatures are rising
accompanying the development of a low
pressure area in. that region. Zero
weather continues .to extend south
ward this morning into northern Kansas
and Missouri, with low temperatures on
the south Altantic coast, 28 degrees being
reported at Jacksonville, and 22 degrees
at Charleston.
—T. S. Outram, Section Director.
Minimum Temperatures. .
Minimum temperatures for twenty-four
hours ending at 8 a. m. to-day:
Upper Mississippi Valley—
Minneapolis —8 La Crosse . —8
Davenport 0 St. Louis 10
Lake Region— .
5 u 1*"1 ••— 8 Port Arthur .....-U
! Detroit 0 Sault Ste. Marie 2
Marquette ......... Eseanaba .. ' -12
Ml waukee 0 Green Bay -4
£ hlca S° ....4 Duluth ............ 6
Houghton —12
i Northwest Territory—
Battleford — Calgary •>
•Edmonton 4 Kamloopa . . 20
Aliiniedosa -22 Prince Albert i.'l.-In
QuAppelle —24 Swift Current ...-10
/Winnipeg —20
I Missouri Valley— '
Omaha.'. — 2 Kansas City ... '2 I
Huron. —14 Moorhead ... —si
' Pie^e "''* -16 Wiliistou ••• • •'• • • -10
I Pierre _ g
i Ohio Valley and Tennessee—
Memphis 6 Knoxville ......... 10
Pittsburg.. .... 4 Cincinnati 0
Atlantic Coast-
Boston ...„ 10 New York .18
Washington........ 14 Charleston •>•>
{Jacksonville 28 "
■ Gulf States— - '
Montgomery....... 14 New Orleans .... 24
Shreveport.. IS Galveston 40
Rocky Mountain Slope— •
Ha/re 4 Helena 16
Miles City ....— 6 Rapid City ........' 2
Lander — 9 Modena 8
Denver............. ™ North PJatte ...-.—12
Oklahoma ..;*...- 8 Dodge City 2
Abi1ene............ 22 El Paso ....'.'.'.'..'. 26
Santa Pe.......... 20
Pacific Coast-
Spokane 26 San Francisco ... 44
Portland .30 Los Angeles ...;.. 10
I Winnnemucca..... 12 - .;-
Christmas Down East.
Spend your holidays in the east. Very
low rates will be made by the Chicago
Great Western railway.
Inquire of A. J. Aicher, City Ticket
Agent, corner Fifth and Nicollet avenue
Minneapolis, Minn.
A Student of Moqui Dances
Ben Wittick, a well known character
in the southwest, is in the city visiting
relatives, among whome are his brothers
in-law, William, Robert and Elmer Fos
ter. Mr. Wittick is now a photographer
at Fort Wingate, X. M., but in the past
twenty-two years which he has spent in
New Mexico and Arizona he has done a
little of everything that they do in that
part of the country. Late in the seventies
he was a member of the Smithsonian geo
logical expedition through the southwest,
and somehow he remained behind. When
General Miles went after Geronimo and
other troublesome chiefs WittfT% l<, who had
had much experience in fighting Indians,
gained while serving as a scout for the
famous Sibley campaign against the
Why Wert Ate Two Breakfasts
Wert Wilson, assistant county attorney,
who was recently married, has been put
ting in most of his leisure time since his
marriage in telling his friends that the
viands set before him daily are better pre
pared than those set before any one in
Minneapolis. Not content with proudly
making this boast outside of the family,
he made so bold as to make it to Mrs.
Wilson, the preparer of the above men
tioned viands. But for the last week, like
Brer Rabbit, "he lay low an' ain't sayin'
nuffln'."
This silence is probably due to an inci
dent of a few days ago, which has led at
least on© person to suspect that Wert was
not altogether sincere in his compliment.
That one person had lately tried her hand
at buckwheat cakes for breakfast. While
Wert ate sparingly of them he did not
hesitate to pronounce them ,the beat that
NO CHANGE IN LIGHTING
OLD SCHEDULE BIDS ACCEPTED
Alderman Power* Put Up a bight,
bat It Watt UMeleam—Companies
Stood Together.
The majority of the council committee
on gas yesterday showed an emphatic dis
inclination to do any "monkeying" with
the lighting bids for next year. The bids
offered some time ago for both gas and
i electric lighting were the same as for the
present year, and the committee at that
time put off the acceptance of the same
i for two or three weeks,'hoping for some
| thing to turn up that would bring the two
I companies to more liberal terms. But
f yesterday Secretary W. H. Levings, speak
ing for the Minneapolis Gas Light com
pany, and Superintendent A. M. Robert
son of the General Electric company,
! both declared that their companies could
not do a. cent better, and the committee
voted to recommend to the council to
accept the bids as presented, without any
change of schedule from the present year.
Alderman Powers dissented vigorously.
He presented a plan calling for. r'eadver
| Using for bids and a substitution of gas
for electric light, or vice versa. He pro
posed to displace 163 electric lights for
! 849 gas lamps, and ask for bids under !
that arrangement, also to invite bids for
doing all the city lighting by electricity
and under the present arrangement. Un
der the first proposition, at present
prices for gas and electricity, the city
i could save $3,588, he said, and there was
i at least a chance that the city could get
something more out of it. It was cer
tainly worth the attempt, he argued. The
representatives of the two companies,
however, declared that they had given
the city their lowest prices in the pres
ent bids and that it would be of no avail
to try again. Mr. Levings said his com- J
pany did not care to extend its city light
ing at the price of $1 per 1,000 feet of
gas, and Superintendent Robertson de
clared that there could be no possible ob
ject to his company to extend its field
under the present 2,000-hour .schedule.
With the two companies standing together
against any change in the existing situa
tion it seemed useless to put off the hour
of letting the contract.
Alderman Powers stood by his reform
proposition, however, and Alderman Chat
field was with him. The others would
have none of it. The plan suggested at
the previous meeting of changing the elec
tric lighting schedule for the residence
districts from 2,000 to 2,500 hours was
abandoned, on the report of the gas in
spector that the appropriation would not
stand the extra strain. i
PROBLEM IN TAXATION
DISCUSSED BY JUDGE JAGGARD
St. Paul Bank Clerks Listen to Ad
dress on "Taxation of Banks,
Moneys and Credits."
Judge E. A. Jaggard of St. Paul ad
dressed the Association of Bank Clerks of
that city, in the rooms of the Chamber of
Commerce last evening, on the subject of i
"Taxation of Banks, Moneys and Credits."
He said that the present system of taxa
tion in us© in the United States was in
difensibly bad, that it placed onerous bur
dens upon the small merchant and house
holder while it compelled large corpora
tions to pay only a small fraction of their
just taxes; and that it put a premium I
upon perjury by permitting men to swear
to the value of their personal property.
Said he:
Taxation in the United States is according
to value; taxation in England is ou the abili
ty of the taxable object to produce revenue.
The latter is the better. Our own experience
in this state should prove to us that the dis
trict that gives protection to property should
receive the taxes.
A manifest discrimination between the in
dividual and the corporation is the law which
allows the debts of the latter to be subtracted
from all its taxable property, while it is only
deducted from the credits of the individuals.
It is notorious that foreign coporaUons do
ing millions of dollars worth of business in
■the state do not pay as much taxes as the
retail butcher. If these corporations were
forced to pay their share of the taxes the
taxation ou real estate would be cut down
fully one-balf. As it Is, the small real estate
owner pays the heaviest tax and the banks
next.
Of all our taxation laws, those relating to
banks are the clearest and the best. The rea
son for this is the that bankers appear to
have acquired that rare virtue of telling the
truth. The system of inspection by the gov
ernment assures this. In regard to all other
enterprises, our method erf taxation is a taxa
tion on honesty.
The correct manner of taxing corporations
is to tax, first, the real estate, tangible per
sonal property, intangible property, such as
franchises and good will, which, in a great
many cases, are its most valuable asset; the
shares of stock, plus its debts, minus the real
uud personal property.
Judge Jaggard was given a vote of
thanks for his interesting and instructive
lecture, and the association, hoping fur
I futre treats of this nature, decided to
\ hold two meetings a month, instead of
one. Secretary W. B. Clow informed the
association that the executive committee
had decided on a smoke social for Jan. 10.
Buy your Herbert Spencer cigars at Voe
gell Bros.' drug store.
Students' and Teachem' Excursions,
Northern Pacific Railway.
On certificates signed by the principal
of the school, the Northern Pacific rail
way will sell excursion tickets to the stu
dents and teachers returning home for
the Christmas vacation, to points on their
line in Minnesota, Wisconsin and North
Dakota at rate of a fare and a third for
the round trip. Tickets on sale the
closing date of the school and the day
thereafter, limited to the date of the
opening. City ticket office, No. 19 Nicol
let House Block.
Sioux, was of valuable assistance to the
government.
Being of a scientific as well as ad
venturous turn of mind Mr. Wittick un
dertodk to learn all about th« Navajo,
Zuni and Moqui Indians, but found the
task too comprehensive and centered on
the Mouquis. In particular he has given
much attention to their snake dance and
other ceremonial dances, and has secured
an exceptionally fine lot of photographs.
Mr. Wittick left to-day for the west.
He is a very picturesque character, with
his big, soft hat covering a brown, weath
er-beaten fact, with a pointed gray beard
and flowing gray locks. He wears an
over-coat, of military blue, only it is cut
in a sort of civilian style.
had ever tickled his palate. After break
fast he hurried down Park avenue to his
father"s residence, a block or so away to
accompany his father down town.
The family was at breakfast and Mr.
Wilson, Jr., juat naturally dropped into
his old familiar seat at file table.
"Will you have some cakes, Wert?"
asked his mother.
"Well, I should think 1 would; I'm
hungry for some good* cakes; pile them on
thick, please."
With a liberal application of maple
syrup, Wert was rapidly getting away
with a "plate of wheats," when in stepped
Mrs. Wert Wilson.
He had a lively time accounting for his
sudden appetite for wheat cakes which had
not tempted him fifteen minutes before.
He hasn't stopped for breakfast down the
street since then, and now he merely
whistles for his father.
I iiKiifci yiißSifiiii TO YSf '
Jta&ftv Jlul Bbfeu BKt &nr Abbot (S^3P AT
I #3 >i more
THE FIFTH STREET END OF OUR '
M''MmMmSm^^^m PREMISES has been transformed ia- '
SK ISBWfSBSk mwHi t0 a verltable bazaar for the holidays- '
\^&S^^aßxtmlrm»9^m t DreamlaQd for Young and Old—a
IW^^^m^WtSU^SSm- CWldren'B Paradise. It would be 1
) easl! r t0 mentl<>a what we have not ,
I *ot ln toys« dolls and games than to
} 1"' f* /^Hffi enumerate what we have. We have
' SS^^^^m^mV-JS^Sk ransacked the market for every d>
ri ;s^M| { {\ Vs& slrable thing for the children.
r -•■. / I rNiM* AL.L ESPECIAL ATTENTION ,
c , /;'"•', ' f'^nSi?N *° our assort™ent of Mechanical Toys
C '/.; ». ' * V*f^^l*!l!'' &n? our Bran(i array of Dolls. Every
/v. ' * » V^^-^a^ thing in up-to-date Games as well.
\ "v 4 * ' KM' T'^t^i^^M ere are oceans of beautiful
' xP ! fe Fancy Goods, Baskets, Purses, Leather
'^"•' / "iB »®V , .';, f'^ ume and assortment unequaled by any
IJ y ,*«* "^ iS^ !|sp|t/ * •=«i-% PIICS display ever made JQ Minneapolis.
H"; -Cs' tjt^&J^WgjkjL W$ [email protected] < EVERYTHING ON THE GROUND
&^"^^Jlljr-* > ' isLjP-- stairs to climb; no elevators to wait
}\ ll *$$£?' '--**?^F-^Bg^ !^^^^™l!Sa or willing hands are ready to serve
-^.t?^3^^^^S^|^^ I'^1'^ lation and plenty of elbow room, there
1-*" 's surely no more comfortable and
satisfuctory place to do your Christ
_^ ■ ■ • •■ ■ mas shopping than at the England.
\ The other Two Big Events at the New Open Every
England this week are the sale of the «/|9Glf £Vof V
S Rolph & Ball stock of Fine Furniture, — , ■-* ■
( sofa Beds and Draperies and our exhilar- EVBttSnta
ating Seml-Annual Green, 30 per cent -***»"***&
<) F»^ture Discount Sale. ■, ■ „' | UttHS ChHsf 11938, \
\ Haw En &l a fi Furniture& carpet Co
IIC iff bl Igl «alwMvsi Fifth St., Sixth St. and First Ay. 3.
3O 3 000 Seal of Minne- &^^
seta, 3 for 25c size. - ■ - IHC?
5,000 Inventors, 3 for 25c BSL^
size j)Q
10,000 Bachelors, 2 for 25c __• ,
size ..f..... i3C
Here is a chance for you to smoke a good Fragrant
Cigar at a very Reasonable Price. **
SEE OTJB LINE OP HOLIDAY GOODS.
A. B. Hermanns Drug Store
400 Second Avenue South.
Special Sale of
ULSTERS
We have a large number of fine
ulsters, worth from $20 to $40
at your tailors'. We are selling
them for
$10, $12, $15-418
They are great BARGAINS.
You can not afford to buy a suit
or overcoat before seeing our
line. No other hoise shows
such swell, up-to-dat:* styles, or
fine fitting, well made garments.
ALL ALTERATIONS FREE.
Kkt 242
%_*&& Nicollet
\^^m^ Avenue.
For Rent.
APOLLO HALL
(Lyceum Theatre Building.)
A spacious room in desirable locality. Well suit
ed for club meetings, rehearsals, inuslcale-, en
tertainments, etc. Apply to W. H. Eichmau,
707 Phoenix Building.
MISS TOSTEVIN 'RECOVERING.
Miss Julia Tostevin of Austin, Mont., a for
mer Minneapolis young- woman, has a host of
warm friends in Minneapolis who will be
greatly relieved to learn that she is rapidly
recovering from the accident which recently
| befell her and that the gunshot wounds will
j leave no permanent injury.
GOTOTHI
BEST vTM
DOCTOR 35|
Why waste money "trying" different doc
tors? Take no risk. Go to the Guaranty Doc
tors.
Consultation Free.
VISITORS to the city -who do not know
the best doctors, are especially invited to
call before paying less skilled doctors a high
! price for examination. The Guaranty ! Doc
tors' offices are the largest and finest in Min
neapolis. They hare the BIG X-RAYS to find J
diseases. ,
IMS 5% __■ 3? __| Your backache, painful <
■W II feU II ' monthlies, falling womb, •
i ■■■"•■■ female weakness can be (
quickly cured. Don't suffer any longer.
UiliV DC n_|_A Ollr x<? Vapor ,
WRY BE DEAF? gg^. *»; .
nerve deafness, stops ringing 'noises. Never i
neglect discharging ears. It will leave you I
deaf in later life. i
CATARRH CURED HHptp S3 i
up of nose, that foul breath cured forever. '
Never neglect catarrh, as it is liable to lead '
to something dangerous. It is known to the '
medical profession as the Mother of Consump- !
tion. Write for Home Treatment.
; |l_*|| with weakness across back, sedi- i
! MrH ment in urine, emissions, atrophied i
, ■■■«■•« organs, varicocele, hydrocele, any i
I signs of early decay or lost manhood, unfit- '
ness to marry, cured to stay cured. '
ntlflf «TPI" diseases, and diseases of heart, !
rnlffHl stomach, liver, kidneys and ,
, ■ ■•!»« bladder, gravel stone, piles, fis- (
tula, itehlngs, swellings. Cure guaranteed in i
! every case taken. Call and be examined free, i
DI AAlt CVIII SyPhllis In any stage, '
BLOOD, SKIN -tractedher- t or^ d
mercury by our new method quicker than at '
' Hot Springs. Eczema, eruptions, all cured by !
the GUARANTY DOCTORS.
11l niT _ PERMANENT CURBS are ob- <
W X I | _ tamed by the Home Treatment. (
""" "■■ For examination (free) by mall, <
write for symptoms blank and book, free <
THE GUARANTY DOCTORS <
230 HENNEPIN AYE, MINNEAPOLIS. <
HOURS—Daily, 8 a. m, to Bp. m. Sunday ]
morninge, 9 to 1 p. m. '
____AMUSEM^
METROPOLITAN I >-*£!£*
TONIGHT. Mat. Tomorrow.
FLORODOBA
The Queen of Musical Comedies.
Dee. 19, 20, 21, 22- — "Pudd'nhead Wilson."
Dec. 23, 24, 25. Sarah Cowell La Moyne
Seats Selling Thursday for
Sarah Cowell Le^oyne
-• -w-* " • ■• ■ -
" THE FIRST DUG HESS
OF MARLBOROUGH."
BIJOU THE LITTLE
IT WUU MINISTER.
Charles
" M .. "A chance to see such a
Frnhnifln'e (lever company at popular •
rrunmall S prices is one that the play
v , going public should not
VcrSlOfl I miss."—Minneapolis Trib
une. Dec. It.
CHRISTMAS WEEK....... "MAN'S ENEMY"
V M.C A Hall Tuesday Eve.
■ ■Ifßillf Mi noli Doc. 17.
LECTURE,
"MY YOUNG MAN,"
DR. FRANK BRISTOL.
Seat* on sale at Metropolitan Mmio Store.
DEWEY I Matinee Daily
THEATER. 7 Events at 8:15
THE BIG SHOW. PRICES
N. Y. STARS 10?
EXTRAVAGANZA GO 20#
I Including Grand Vaudeville Bill. *•■"■/
Next Week..Bohemian Burlesquers «Uf
GOOD COFFEE]
Is the Foundation of a good I
Meal. . Youwill find both at «' !
The Grill,
308-310 First Ay. 8. I
#~§||ilp% 1 Examined Free*
j*tf|pi||j|j§;yf "r Artlflblal Eyes.
OPTICIAN, 409 Nloollet.
j M USIC
!; Stella Music Boxes
i j Musical people say it is the only
S music box with a rich, musical
i 1 ton*.
;! The Bruno .Mandolins
land Guitars are Per
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|| feet ion.
I ...in m i i mini i ii
i V- .
,' We have a large assortment and
\\'i bargains in handsome music
]i rolls, collections of vocal or in
<| strumental music, excellent vio
S lias, mandolins, guitars, banjos,
\< drums, mouth organs. For any
i thing in music or musical in
|> struments it will be to your ad
<! vantage to write or call on .
r
i ' ■ iii - i
f PAUL A. SCHMITT,
j| Sheet Mualc mad Mutlcal Merchandise.
I 606 Nic Are.. Minneapolis, Mima.
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