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Christmas stock full and
complete. Extra salesmen.
Extra dcliverymcn. Store,
open evenings till Dec. 24.
100 lbs. best || J £*§■
granulated Ifcffl l|*l
Cane Sugar l|P"f«lHI
Yerxa's Ex- C 1 T C for 10° lb
tra Flour sack.
Strictly fancy Patent, made from
Minnesota hard wheat. Every pound
Pillsbury's Best, dold fiedal, C«re
sota, New Century, 4£ *\ aa
bag 3>Z.\J\J
Also, White Lily Flour.
Leghorn Citron, per lb. 10c
l-lb pa. Seeded, choice 10c
1-lb extra fancy 16c
•New Muscatel, pound Tc
London Layer. 3 and 4 Crown, by
the pound or box; Dihesa, 1 layer
in box. Fancy Cluster.
New Dates, Persian, pound 6c
California, bag, pound 7c
California, 1-lb package 9c
Smyrna Figs, new, pound 15c
Fancy, large, pound 20c
1-lb pa., cleaned, choice 10c
1-lb pa., cleaned, Batavia 15c
Nut Meats.
Spanish Peanuts, per lb 10c
Pecans, "per lb 50c
Walnuts, per lb 28c
Filberts, per lb 28c
Pignolia. per lb
Sicily Almonds, per lb 35c
Jordan Almonds, per lb 45c
Home Made Candies.
Mixed candy from 6c lb up. We will
make low, by pail, prices for Sunday
Home-made Pure Taffy, lb 10c
Give your order early.
Maple Bon-Bons. lb 20c
Chocolate Bon-Bons* lb 20c
Chocolate Creams, assorted, lb 20c
French Mixed, all creams, lb 12VbC
Mixed Cream Candy, lb 10c
Old-fashioned Mixed Candy, lb 10c
Our own make; pure, good and
Kindergarten Mixed, home-made, lb. 10c
Fancy Assorted Crimp, lb 15c
Butter Cups, nut centers, lb 18c
Caramels, our own make, lb 18c
Chrlatmaa Candles.
Tr«e ornaments.
New Nuts.
Hickory Nats, Brazils, English Walnuts,
Pecans, Filberts. Almonds.
Butternuts, per peck 20c
Choice Mixed Xuts, 1b 12V 2 c
Fancy Mixed Xuts, lb 15c
Oranges, Lemons
Florida Oranges—Doz., 20c, 25c, 30c, 35c
40c. Box, |3.60.
Mexican Oranges —Dozen, 20c. Box, $2.50.
California Navels —Doz., 15c, 20c, 25c, 30c,
3.V. Box, $3.5u.
California Seedlings—Doz.. 12M:C, 20c, 30c,
35c. Box, $2.75.
Lemons —Dozen, 10c and 15c.
Florida Grai^ Fruit, large, each, L2%C.
Tangarines-■ Do/.. 20c and lOe.
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 mince meat, glass jars.
Old Virginia preserves and jama, all
Bishop, Los Angeles, preserves and
fruits, all kinds.
Cakes, Pies and Confections
Christmas fruit cakes, angel cakes, Ger
man pound cake, Sun Shine cakes, Layer
cakes, Nur 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.
Turnips, Beets, Carrots, Parsnips,
per peck 10c
Green Cucumbers, each 10c
Finest Dry Picked Turkeys, Chickens and
Sirloin Steak 1214 c'
Round Steak 10c
Shoulder Steak 9c
Rib Roast, rolled 10c-
Pot Roast .., 7c
Rib Boiling Beef 4c
Pork Chops ..10c
Pork shoulders 80
Leg Lamb * 12% c
Leg Mutton ...\.. 10c
Lamb Chops 10c
Boiled Lobsters 25c
20 Per Gent Discount.
Rocking Chairs, Dressing Tables, Fancy
Chairs, and other appropriate Christmas Pres
ents, too numerous to mention.
The Branch;
Cor. Washington & 2d Ays S.
j .... JEWELRY ... .X
I Iftllll C AS I E**3 "° guaranty
5 uUnn di ALLC ?« loan building
VA^t*! and CUTLBRY.
jTZ/fcjK. Shears, Razor* and Clipper*
<£■£§> 207 MiOOLLET AVENUE.
The board of trustee of the Soldiers' Home
"will meet to-morrow morning at 10:30.
Dealers in Christmas trees report that sales
this year are rather lighter than usual,
jured recently, and owners are convinced that
it is the work of some malicious person.
Special furniture sale at the Branch, this
week, corner Washington and"6econd ays S.
Buy a Todd adjustable loom ,for Christmas.
Demonstrations daily at- Brown's, 819 Henn.
The Title Insurance and Trust company
pays 2 per cent on deposits subject to check. '•
Fine diamonds, mounted goods find watches
at reduced prices for this week. A. H. Polley,
j 00l Andrus building.
Notice —We frame pictures cheap.
Prompt, first-class. Special picture sale. Zes
baugh, 11 Fifth street S.
The Minneapolis Retail Liquor Dealers 1 ball
at Norman;', hall to-nigjht .promises to be a
great success; it will be the eve-nt of the sea
son; do not fall to be present.
f What is nicer than a cigar case for a smok
er? Barnum has a complete line, and for
music rolls, chatelaine bags and 100 other use
ful presents, 481 Ntcallet is headquarters.
-Mere hat boxes and SKiit rases in to-day, ao
our assortment is still complete. See the suit
cases for babies, and pock«>tbooks of every
kind imaginable, at Baruum's trunk store.
Mrs. Marie O'.son, 56 years old and for
many years a resident of Minneapolis, has
been appointed janitress of the Central police
fetation in place of Mrs. Margaret ilawley,
who was dismissed Monday.
D. J. McXiven has been appointed an agent
of the Humane Society .1 Mr. McXiven was a
police officer under .Mayors Babb and Wins
ton, and for sixteen years has been a travel
ing man. J. M. Adams is the other agent of
the society.
If you wish to save money on good, appro
priate Christmas presents, in the line of hard
ware, cutlery, tool carving sets,
chafing dishes, heaters, skates, etc., you
should go to W. K. Morison & Co.'s, 247 Nic
ollet avenue.
Charles Fay in the municipal court this
morning could not be convicted of taking
$20 from Ed Monahun, as the latter could not
be found to prosecute. But Fay was found
guilty of vagrancy and sentenced to sixty
days straight by Judge Holt.
Emil Carlson spent so much money for
drinks in Johnson's saloon, 129 Nicollet ave
nue, last night, that he imagined he had
purchased the place. He wanted to take
charge and a row followed. The police were
called and, after a hard fight with two patrol
men, Carlson was taken to the Central sta
tion aud charged with drunkenness.
Bart Forinan, charged with taking $1.50
from 2417 Bloomington avenue by Arthur
Vnn Sehlegal in the municipal court this
morning, owing 10 lack of evidem-e escaped
lor a moment only. Fred Mulone immedi
ately charged Fornian wich unlawfully enter
ing \ building and the case will be tried to
A committee representing each class at the
university will meet to-morrow evening to
consider the new daily proposition. Petitions
for the new paper were placed in circulation
yesterday afternoon aud received many sig
natures. Those wlio are pushing the scheme
assert that they are more than ever con
vinced that it will be a. "go.'
"There is no doubt about this being -filthy
lucre' "' said Clerk Nellson of the municipal
court this morning when Patrick McCahay
dug up a couple of five dollar bills that looked
as if he had been keeping them in his shoes.
Torn, wrinkled and filthy, they were, bur
they were good money, and McCahay secured
his release after pleading guilty to the charge
of being drunk.
■•I was not drunk meself, but two mm fol
lowed me out of the saloon and one of thim
had Just knocked me down wnen th' officer
here arrested me," said Thomas King when
being tried iv the municipal court this morn-
Ing on the charge of drunkenness. Judge
Holt couldn't see it that way; however, and
King was sentenced to teu days in the work
Electric lighting and power plant for sale.
Description—Two American Ball engines,
14x12 each, 100-horse power, direct belted to
four-pole 50-kilowait 110-volt lighting genera
tors. Possession given Jan. 16 and Feb. 15,
1902. These equ pments are in full opera
tion and may be inspected at The Minneapolis
Journal plant.
The Twin City Alumni Association of the
University of Wisconsin met last night at
the Nicollet hotel and elected officers for the
ensuing year as follows: Brigham Bliss, St.
Paul, president: James A. Peterson, Minne
apolis, vice-president; P. S. Elwell, Minne
apolis, secretary, and Mrs. C. X. Ackers, St.
Paul, treasurer. A committee was appointed
to solicit, money for the university fellow
snip fund.
Canines owned by eighth ward residents
have been cruelly treated by unknown per
sons duri.ig the past week. A valuable fox
terrier. beloßgiag to J. B. Hudson, strayed
from his kennel last Sunday and in the eve
ning, wben he returned, had a great gash cut
in his head near ;!>e left ear. It was evident
that it had been made by some sharp instru
ment. Other dogs have been similarly in-
Selling his farm implements and giving up
his lease on the property uear Kilbourn City,
Wia., William Float came to Minneapolis a
few days ago to remarry his wife, from whom
he had been divorced seven years ago. While
arrangements were being made for the re
estabhshment of the home, Mrs. Float disap
peared, taking with her their daughter, who,
Float says, was given him by the stipulation
of the divorce. The unlucky man has ap
pealed to the police to find his refractory wife
and to recover his child.
John W. Thomas & Co, will sell you a
glove certificate.
SAME PRICE l^^^^^l
'IP 1 *
Brilliant, Clean,
Easily Applied,
,^^ Odorless
~sflil ! ' ' LIQUID-
1- y^uo- '■• Casl? St. Nick's gift pack could hold nothing better, nothing more
:fw^gi^^^^Prf^ pleasing than a Piano. The hastiest glance into our store today while
'|Pisß?P*i|ifc our December Piano Sale is going on, will tell you the whole story of
■ saj£lljife% &'&££& — ' the acceptability, the sensibility and money-saving in present "pur
"—""--^^-- chasing as will reveal to you a stock of over ,
—.. HE- 300 ■ PIAM"©S
" *;^^^^^%^?; Each and everyone of which will be sold at
11 ' ■ 333 Por Cent Discount
OPEN EVENINGS. N ; From the regular prices. •
$450 Pianos for :............ $300 $250 Pianos for ............ $166
$300 Pianos for ............. $200 $150 Pianos for .........;... $100
This stock includes theMcPhail, "Crown." Sterling, Haines Bros., Jewett and Huntington.
Terms cash or $5.00 to $10.00 a month. .. f l??'';
Longest Interval Between Cars There Is Eight
Minutes Compared With Fifteen in
In Indianapolis, during the busy hour,
<ars on certain lines are operated at in
tervals of a minute and a half.
In Minneapolis, during the busy hour, a
three-minute service is the best to be had
on any line in the city.
In Indianapolis, during the day, the
longest Interval between cars on other
than suburban lines, is eight minutes.
In Minneapolis, during the day, the
longest interval between cars oa oth«r
than suburban lines, is fifteen minutes.
Indianapolis has a population of 169,184,
according to the last census; while the
figures for Minneapolis are 202,718.
Indianapolis, Ind., with 33,000 less pop
ulation than Minneapolis, haa a street
car service that compares very favorably
with that provided patrons of the cars in
this city. In fact, despite the fact, that
the Minneapolis lines carry many thou
sands more people annually than do .the
Indianapolis cars, the time schedule for
Indianapolis is much better than that In
vogue here.
An Kifflit Minute Service.
In Indianapolis care are run on residen
tial lines during the morning and after
noon hours at intervals of not more than
eight minutes. In most cases the "head
way," or time between cars, is over five
and under eight minuteß. On the Como
line, in this city, the "headway" during
these same hours is fifteen minutes, as it
is also on the Bryn Mawr, Eighth and
Central, Fourth avenue S and Sixth ave
nue N, Minnehaha, Washburn Park and
Camdin, Nicollet and Twentieth avenue N
and Riverside lines. The Monroe and Lyn
dale line has a twenty minute service. So
has the Plymouth and Bloomlngton, the
Cedar and Emerson and others. The head
way on the Western and Second street SE
line is twelve minutes. There is not a line
iv the city which operates cars every eight
Change Time of Local Elections,
Suggests E. F. Waite.
TuU Would Open the Way to Deicui
aiuu and Decision on Purely
Local Inane*.
E. F. Walte, assistant city attorney, who
has given much study to charter matters
since the local agitation for a new char
ter, to-day called attention to the em
barrassing predicament in wtiich Minne
apolis finds herself, her people being un
able to unite on a new charter proposi
tion, and unable, under the constitutional
amendment prohibiting special legislation
to secure legislative action that will bring
about the desired result. Mr. Waite,
therefore, suggests a remedy—the aban
donment of the idea of securing an en
tirely new Instrument and the resubmis
sion of the old charter with an added
section providing for municipal elections
separate and apart from state and na
tional elections. Mr. Wait© is convinced
tbat this would get the movement for
needed municipal reforms on its feet.
With separate municipal elections it
would be easier to make other changes as
the people become ready for them. Mr.
W.aite« says:
Obstacle* In the Way.
Owing to the constitutional amendment
prohibiting special legislation, it is impos
sible for Minneapolis to obtain from the legis
lature anything in the way of legislation
specifically adapted to its own needs. Fur
ther, it Is impossible to procure anything
r.he wants from the legislature by means of
laws applying to cities of over 50,000 inhab
itants, which is the classification allowed by
the constitutional amendment, for the rea
son that Duluth and St. Paul, the other cities
falling. in this class, already have home-rale
charters, and either have just what they
want In the way of organic laws or are in
a position to obtain' what they want by
amendments to their charters. Therefore
they would oppose and prevent any legisla
tion for cities of the first class which would
in any respect affect them; and as their
charters differ in many particulars, it would
be impossible for a law to be passed whi.h
would affect us in any substantial respect
without changing the charter of one or the
other of these cities. Jt may, therefore, be
said u> be absolutely impossible for Minne
apolis to obtain any change of her charter,
however urgent and however universally de
manded, by means of legislation.
Giant Icicle Crashes Down
An Icicle about fifty feet long and some
what overgrown for its age, formed on the
rear ledge of the Lumber Exchange roof
last night, and this morning fell to the
ground, eleven stories below, with a crash,
having been broken off short by its own
Originally the great mas of ice was par
tially supported by the sides of the build
ing, and by the window ledges of the two
upper stories.but even with these supports
the weight was too great, and the im
mense glacial stalactite detached Itself
and went hurtling through the air, land
ing with a crash that was heard for
minutes or oftener during the hours men- |
In Indianapolis the interurban lines are j
run on an eight-minute schedule during j
the rush hours. In Minneapolis inter- ,
urbans are four minutes apart at the j
same time. The usual "rush" service on j
Indianapolis lines iB a five-minute ser- j
vice. In Minneapolis it is seven and
one-half minutes. Several Indianapolis
lines give a three-minute service during
the busy hours. In Minneapolis a three
minute service is given between 4:50
and 6:40 p. m. over the First avenue
tracks. However, three lines use these
tracks the cars alternating. This is the
only local route over which a three
minute service is sent, in Indianapolis i
the headway on one or two lines during !
the busy hours is a minute and a half.
Here the least headway scheduled is
three minutes.
One Grievance in Common.
The Indianapolis system, like that in
Minneapolis, is equipped with both large
and small cars, the former seating fifty
two and the latter, thirty-six passengers.
Despite the frequent service the cars are
usually badly crowded during both the
morning and evening rushes ftud the large
cars habitually carry as high as 100
passengers, while seventy crowd into the
small cars. Riding on the "bumper" is
said to be a favorite Indianapolis pas
time. Here In Minneapolis people have
been known to contract the "bumper"
habit, although the new type of cars has
done away with that to a great extent.
Indianapolis has a suburban line to
Broad Ripple, a popular summer resort,
nine miles out of town, and during th«
season this line provides a half-hour ser
vice on week clays, with a fifteen minute
service Sundays. During the winter cars
are run at intervals of one hour.
The only other means of effecting a change
would be by the adaption of a home-rule
charter. The experience of 18P8 and 1900
shows conclusively that no new charter rad
ically differing from the present charter can
ever be adopted at a general election, at
which the atiention of voters is engrossed
with state and national politics. In 1898 the
combined vote for and against the ehrater did
not equal the four-sevenths majority of all
the persons voting at the election which
would have been required to carry it. In
1900, in spite of much agitation, the combined
vote exceeded the necessary, four-sevenths by
only about 1,300.
One Way to Gain End.
Only one further source of relief remains,
and that is the submission of a new char
ter at a special election. The practical ob
stacles to this course, however, are so great
that it may be set down as out of the ques
tion. In the first place, experience shows
that charters incorporating many and sweep
ing changes will meet with much opposition
at the polls, arising not only from honest
differences of opinion, but also from corporate
and extreme partlzan interests. So that, after
the failure of two .charters laboriously pre
pared by commissions made up of representa
tive citizens, it seems quite certain that no
other body of busy men could be induced to
give the time that would be required for the
preparation of a third charter. Further, a
special election cannot be had without the
< ensent of a two-thirds majority of the coun
cil, and the reception which that body has
heretofore given to suggestions in this direc
tion indicates that it is not likely that such
a majority can ever be counted upon in fa
vor of the proposition. The expense involved
and the condition of the public funds always
have afforded and always will afford either
good reason or plausible excuse for refus
ing a special election. It, therefore, appears
that, so far as charter reforms are con
cerned, we are at a standstill.
As to administrative reforms, we are almost
equally embarrassed. Minneapolis is with
pernaps a single exception, the only large city
in the country which still holds Its municipal
elections with state and national elections.
Every thinking man admits that while party
organization may be necessary in city affairs,
nevertheless there is no chance in ciiy mat
ters to apply party principles; therefore tb<3
fitness of candidates affords a much better
basis of division in voting even for strong
party men^than where the wider issues over
shadow in their importance the personality of
the candidates. The recent victory for good
government in Xew York <-ity would have
been manifestly impossible 1? local affairs
had been complicated with state and national
issues presented to the people at the same
Minne Can't Keep Pace.
It has more than once happened in Minne
apolis that conspicuously unfit men have been
chosen to office tor no other reason than that
voters who recognized their unfitness sus
tained them in canvass and at the polls for
fear of jeapordizing party interest, which
they considered broader and more important.
For these reasons we have the singular fact
Last night the water tank on the roof
of the Lumber Exchange overflowed for
the second time this season. The intense
cold froze the water as it fell over the
cornice, and to-day the entire rear sec
tion of the big building is covered by an
irregular sheet of ice. extending from the
roof to the ground, and about fifteen feet
in width.
Each window ledge supports numerous
other icicles, smaller than the giant
stalactite, but still of good size; and the
rear wall of the building looks as though
a good sized river had originated on the
roof, the stream freezing in mid air, be
fore it could fall to the, ground.
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<!.. ; ■ WONDERFUL VALUES IN CONNEC- B<mmm.mle^VM.. t
:^ " I ION WITH THE SALES OF TITE.ROLPII Thursday... ...'.......... .3.25 >
%§2&L* *""" _.- • & BALL DRAPERY STOCK ■*■ ""* ORIENTAL SWORD'S, regu- \
W^^sAl I (If If/ iIM t\fi 25 ORIENTAL COUCH COVERS, I 100*18*1 NCH GRAY DOWN* MDS- '39C
»J^^' f? I HMIJ ..o'?frTTa y 17-50,- Thurßa«y W. 50 LIN SOFA CUSHIONS; regular- )
WkM^^SMmM %d^&%^i&%^s3f 175 [ T^r regularly w II
A^^Sv if^Wa^Sm ■JBP^?^I " der o SOFA PILLOWS, regular- ; 100 22-INCH DITTO "regularly "6s
f^iPß jLj^/ */AsJ^^^H^^Wm^^ J9 n J y *' Thursday 5.00 ; cents, Thursday 45
M'lww^®^^! »' v?'fflK' sasst 3-75 'SteßffiS: ■
( M^J&^m'l^^^tmSuGf'^ r^ll^YJ 2- Tnursday 1.25 ly 65c, Thursday 50
) MN AMWr r'°2, A^ EJ, NANTS PINE SILK 100 .20-INCH DITTO, re*ulwly 86
V W „JllHßM£fc'»^^'l- * ■ f/ISH UkJ\(SJ^L TAPESTRIES, Velours, Oriental cents, Thursday *ri/«. 70 »
( J#^-^=li^^=^ l*^^>K3a*^sL l ("Ps\sßb Stripes ana French Cretonnes i 100 22-INCH DITTO, reffulariy'Vl /
> » -^"-^^^^^MfS?» for sofa pillows at HALF PRICE Thursday ' ' 90 S
V fi&JJ™ihft,. 100 POSTER PILLOWS, regular- . 3«c ■ 100 24-INCH DITTO" reularl .* „ I
) fflra^M^ («l lU ° 7 4 XTEHNS- for 38° ! W VELVET BRUSSELs-bARPET I>ls ?
\ Sy^g *\. ■pifel^l i cozy corners and halls, regular- HASSOCKS, regularly 75c,Thurs- J
) BB5»/ IB DITTO, regullrl/s3,"Thur^ay?i:7s i SO^FINE UPHOLSTERED 1 METAL *° C
/ J^ £{TTO, regularly |:i, Thursday 1.75 iO FIXE UPHOLSTERED'METAL \
< 80 ditto ' re»V lal" 1 *?• Thursday 15 BASE FOOT STOOLS, regularly /
1:t ;-7 ■ 80 DITTO, regularly $1.50, Thursday .95 11.75, Thursday ...." 1.25 S
oJI/HAH ■ JT "N A c »mplete line of "Henckles" Razor*. \
4 l*l«iiHHil VI bVINbII i-«ffisgte^^PraJL-te_ (same as all first-claaa barbers us©;, /
) Fifth Street Entrance. >^^^^^^ ** t0 W*
5 rg 25 CLUB BAGS, in 13-inch and 14- \k WW
Jr« |i 1 „ Inch, all leather lined and £i*m^
m tL ffli|QHß full brasb trimmed, S3 |^MHBM|^JS JaMßM^a^.
j# % P^P^^^lh .regularly $3, Thursday ¥1.98 ,
li»'3f9^^^Sßa l m 'anc* 14-lnch, regularly ?l, TV '■
i^^^^^M. S^^SS! I © mm, . ~ 2:; 3-PIECE CARVING SETS, in
iR^MOTfc [ljg|giM| P ? FM -^SH'^B •PI stag handles,, sterling sliver
\ Kf#* ; '^"" ■>;Ki'3 J~t I. W mountings, in silk lined boxes, - -'.'
/ IKM^a aJ*f?*^ri*l-* ; {^fe^/s^ " \^LXt regularly '$6, Thursday $3.98 S
S l^l !<ilii^^^ i I T%<\ J§b&4 ! •'' 3"PIE CARVING SETS, In C
C W-'W':W ■ I N. >^PT^ 1 stag handles. nickel-plated fer- ?
< *^ga^^^^^^ » ■■;; • U £ x JJSr I rules, regularly $-75, Thursday 198 f
/ 100 GENTLEMEN'S PURSES, in seal 1! I m? I I ——————___ !__ /
» and Russian leather, with strap ' n Xxr I I ' ■■ ' ' V
regularly $1, Thursday 500 Ili fi "* /Jy II MUST "™ 1 )
100 LADIES' BLACK SEAL PURSES, II \ IJ^ I I M&M**mmm »Pen evenings /
leather lined and leather gussets, If **^ I Mv& &** KSW^f until Christ- /
big value at $1, Thursday .50c 1 I V 11^9 Wi^ mas ChH>t- C
in Grain Seal, leather lined, regu- \jf ■ JETmaai M^N& rwi aS ?
I#@f^- SISfISSS- fupniiurc*cappcico
rinn at., sixth St. and First Ay. S. x
that a city ranking second to none in the
country in the average intelligence and char
acter of its citizens, is unable to join in
the general movement for municipal advance
ment, but is bound to an obsolete charter and
greatly embarrassed in any attempt to raise
the tone of its rublic service.
A Remedy Suggested.
The remedy which I wish to suggest after
considerable reflection is a simple one, and I
believe would be effective. Let the present
charter commission get together and submit
at the next general election the present char
ter with only a single change, namely, a
change in the time of municipal elections to
the fall of odd numbered years. While such
a change would doubtless meet with some
opposition it would unquestionably find ap
proval with the great mass of voters, and
would carry. We would 'hen be set upon the
path or progress and could go forward just
a3 fast as our citizens would desire to do
so. We could have municipal campaigns at
which municipal affairs and only such would
be before the voters.
The great advantage gained with respect
to charter changes would be that they would
receive attention from voters which they
cannot receive under existing conditions, and
further, the basis of the necessary majority
would be only the number of voters who voted
on municipal affairs, instead of the larger
number always voting on state and national
candidates as at present. It would thus, be
'much easier to obtain the three-fifths ma
jority needed for amendments to the charter
than to get the requisite four-sevenths now.
For Glove certificates go to John W.
Thomas & Co.'s.
The Prediction*.
Minnesota—Snow to-night and Thurs
day; rising temperature to-night and pos
sibly in east Thursday; increasing north
west winds. Wisconsin—Threatening
with snow Thursday and possibly late to
night; rising temperature; easterly winds
increasing Thursday. lowa —Snow to
night and in east and south Thursday;
increasing southeast winds. North Da
kota—Snow to-night and Thursday; colder
in west Thursday; high easterly shifting
to northerly winds. South Dakota—Snow
to-night and Thursday; warmer In east
and cold wave in extreme west to-night;
colder in west Thursday; high easterly
shifting to northerly .winds Thursday.
—Threatening to-night and
Thursday with probable snow in east;
decidedly colder with cold wave in east;
high northwest winds. '-
For Minneapolis and vicinity—Snow and
warmer to-night and Thursday.
Weather Conditions.
It is colder than it was yesterday morn
ing in the Mississippi and Ohio valleys
and Minnesota, with this morning's tem
peratures from 16 degrees to eighteen de
grees below zero in Minnesota and down
to zero as far south as St. Louis and
Kansas City. It has grown rapidly warm
er In the Rocky mountain region and the
eastern Rocky mountain slope, with this
morning's temperatures considerably
above the freezing point from northern
Montana southward into New Mexico and
54 degrees at Denver. Light snow was»
falling this morning in the Missouri val
ley, northern Michigan, and the western
parts of New York and Pennsylvania. The
pressure is low in eastern Colorado.
—T. S. Outram, Section Director.
Minimum Temperatures.
Minimum temperature for the twenty
four hours ending at 8 a. m. to-day:
Upper Mississippi Valley—
I Minneapolis —IS Davenport — 8
La Crosse —14 St. Louis 0
Lake Reg-ion—
Port Arthur .—l6 Green Bay . — 4
Buffalo 12 Milwaukee — 2
Detroit ... 6 Chicago —26
Sault Ste. Marie... 4 Duluth —16
Marquette 10 Houghton — 2
Escanaba —14
Northwest Territories—
Battleford — 2 Prince Albert —12
Kainloops 18 Qu' Appelle. —22
Medicine Hat...... 12 Swift Current..... .6
Minnedosa —26 Winnipeg —28
Missouri Valley— '
Kansas Pity 0 (Moorhead —24
Omaha — 6 Bismarck —16
Huron —14 Pierre — 8
Ohio Valley and Tennessee—
Memphis S Pittsburg 12
Knoxville 10 Cincinnati ..... 4
Atlantic Coast —
Boston 12 Charleston "";.. 22
; i New York 18 Jacksonville 26
Washington IS T'- ':-
Gulf States-
Montgomery 14 Shreveport 13
New Orleans 26 Oalveston 32
Rocky 'Mountain Slopes-
Havre 10 Denver 26
Helena I** Dodge City 8
-Miles City 6 Oklahoma 3
Rapid City '6. Abilene 22
' Modena S El Pa»o 28
North Platte — 8 Santa Fe... 18
Pacific Coast-
Spokane 26 San Francisco 44
Portland... 32 Los Angeles 62
Winnemucca ...... VI .
The best kid Gloves at John W. Thomas
& Co.'s. Buy your glove certificates there.
The Washington Mediate Who Was
Mysteriously Attacked.
Washington, Dec. 18.— Ada Gilbert
Dennis, the modiste, who was assaulted
in her apartments early on Tuesday morn
ing of last week, is dying, and th« end la '
, expected within twenty-four hours.- TJie
police are -still without a clue as to the ,
identity of the assailant.
Name stand* for High Quality
and Fair Price mn Everything
He Sell
Perfumes, Toilet Waters, Toilet Cases,
Chatelaine Bags and Ladies' Purses make
usetul Christmas presents.
A beautiful Leather Writing Port- *& 00
folloior $2.7S to ". O
Ask to see our Xmas Goods while waiting
for your cars.
Voegell's Celebrated Kold Kapsules -? C
will cure your cold in one day. jSOI*
The East High School Literary Society will
give an entertainment this evening in the
school auditorium, First avenue and Fourth
street SE. The program will include a
presentation of Tennyson's "Dream of Fair
A most appropriate Christmas present
glove certificates. Get them at John W.
; Thomas & Co.'s.
and every day, the
furnishes the quick and perfect way for
communication on all commercial and
social matters at very reasonable ra es.
Special Night Rates 6 pm. to 6 am.
Trjr It Today or Tonight.
A Northwestern
J^flllft Telephone
fif Ib Exohange
TgT — 9 - Company
307 Nicollet Avenue.
"The Slipper store"
Buy a "NICKEL PLATE" Certificate for
Your Friends.
P^ A Certificates honored and
ilk -' v shoes fitted at any time.
W^p^t***m>m~~~' and Worry.
Piano Bargains
MMfE have three Second
ww hand Steinwmy Pianos
All in excellent condition and at bargain prices. This is no ordinary op
portunity. Look into it if you want a genuine bargain.
One Full Size Upright Ebonlzed Case.
\■: One Grand In Ebonlzed Case.
One Grand in Mahogany Case.
Nearly new, to be sold for cash or on monthly payments.
$$$& ° 4.1 South Sixth St.
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MFTRfl^m l?f II I L- N- SCOTT,
mC I nilr ULI B kVi I Manager..
TONIGHT. Last Time.
The Queen of Musical Comedies.
NeCneC - £'&& 22.... "Pudd'nhead Wilsoa."
Dec. 23, 24, 26. Sarah Cowell Le Moyno
Seats Selling Tomorrow for
Sarah Cowell LeMoyna
* CS "A chance to see such a
Frnhman'a cle,ver company at popular
llUOinan S prices is one that the play
v . going public should not
YerSIOII miss."—Minneapolis Trib
un», Dec. It.
DEWEY i Matinee Daily
THEATER. J Even'gs at 8:15
N. Y. STARS 10*?
Including Grand Vaudeville Bill. Oft//
Next Week..Bohemian Burlesquer 2f "

To Satisfy the Most Fastidious at
308-310 First Avenue South.
-^^X l&** 829 00"*' At., Upstairs.
***&mmr If your heed ache*, ey«*
water, eight blurs, call and see me. 1 examine
eyes free and make spectacles that fit.

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