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President Desires Personally
to Run Every Govern
ment Branch.
Rumors of General Cabinet
Reorganization Fill
the Air.
JFVo»« The Journal Bureau, llootii 45, fott
tiuiMing, Waahingtun.
Washington, Dec. 20.—•T0-day the air
is rilled with rumors of a general cabinet
reorganization. h Wether any of them is
reliable only the future can tell, but
Washington is accepting them as true,
and gossiping accordingly. It is pointed
out that President Roosevelt's vigorous
personality and his manifest intention
to minimize the authority of his cabinet
officers, himself assuming a larger share
of the work of directing the entire affairs
of the government than any of his later
predecessors, do not please the men now
making up his official family. These are
men of ripe years and experience and they
do not fancy the idea of being reduced to
the position of clerks. That is the word
their friends are using.
Roosevelt has decided every important
question coming up in the several de
partments since his succession to the j
presidency. Under McKinley all these
qeustiins were decided by the cabinet of
ficers and reported to the president for his
formal approval, which was always forth- j
coming. This increase of the presidential j
control of department affairs is given as
one 'reason for Secretary Gage's prob- j
able retirement. For similar reasons it j
it is believed that Secretaries Long and j
Hitchcock are to retire. The former has i
earned the ill will of the country and been \
out of touch with the White House j
through his attitude towards Admiral
Schley. The latter is not in accord with
the president on questions of interior de- j
partment policy. Roosevelt is said to be >
to vigorous and pushing for Mr. Hitch
cock and to be carrying the department
forward along advanced lines regardless
of the secretary.
Merriam for the Interior.
Three members of the present cabinet »
are westerners —Gage, Hitchcock and Wil- I
son. The last named will remain. The |
president thorughly approves his policy. I
It is understood that Hitchcock's place j
will be filled by a westerner, and here is
where Governor Merrlam of Minnesota j
comes in. No easterner could make an I
ideal interior official, and of the western- j
ers mentioned Merriam is given the lead I
In to-day's gossip. Should Secretary Hay
resign and Secretary Root take his place,
there might be an opening for Judge Tail.
If it is true that the president intends
to go west for a new secretary of state in
the person of Taft and also for a new sec
retary of the interior, in addition to the
post of postmaster general just given
Henry C. Payne of Wisconsin, he may
want to take Gage's successor from the
east. This is what the big financiers
want. It is persistently rumored to-day
that Thomas Lowry of Minneapolis, has
come to Washington by appointment with
Governor Merriam, and that to-night at
a dinner at Merriam's house, steps will
be taken to bring Merriam to the presi
dent's notice as a suitable man for the
interior or treasury portfolio, provided it
is the president's purpose to select Mr.
Gage's successor from a western state.
Senator Hanna is also strongly, in favor
of Merriam. Mr. Lowry to-day said he |
thought Merriam would make an ideal |
secretary of the treasury or interior, but
would not admit that his visit to Wash
ington had anything to do with cabinet
gossip. He will, however, do what he
can should Merriam request his aid.
In justice to Roosevelt, it should be re
membered that Secretaries Hay, Long,
Smith, Gage and Hitchcock have been on
the boks to retire for more than a year.
Perhaps they all would have gone had Mc-
Kinley lived. Surely some of them would.
It Is therefore not fair to assume that the
present revival of talk of cabinet reor
ganization grows entirely out of Roose
velt's aggressive and assertive personalil
ty. The personal equation, however, un
doubtedly has had something to do with
It, and may be slightly hastening events.
Not Permanent for Rislnji.
It developed to-day that H. G. Rising
of Faribault was not reinstated perma
nently to his old position of special agent
in the rural free delivery service. On his '
presentation of the fact that under the
order of dismissal he was dropped without
ceremony and was therefore left to pay
his own traveling expenses to his home in
Minnesota, he was put back in service un
til December 31, so that he might use his
commission for transportation home. ;.;;
The charges against him are still on the
records of the department, together with
his answer, Which was filed early this
week. On the strength of his reply the
postmaster general modified the order of
dismissal and Rising has been allowed to
resign to take effect Dec. 31.
The foregoing statement is made on .the
authority of Superintendent Machen of
the rural delivery service. The state
ment in these dispatches Wednesday that
Rising has been permanently reinstated
was made on Rising's authority.
Mr. Lowry Panne* to Talk.
Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Lowry arrived
In Washington last night and are stop
ping at Willard's, They will start for
home Sunday morning. To-night they will
dine with Governor Merrlam.
''My visit to Washlngtono has no sig
nificance." said Mr. Lowry to The
Journal to-day. "Mrs. Lowry and I
have been In New York for a few days,
and, having- finished my business there, we
prepared to start home. The news of the
fold snap, however, rather disturbed us
and we made up our minds to kill time for
a few days here, hoping in the meantime
the cold wave would be over."
To-morrow Mr. Lowry will cali on the
president, "but I have nothing to ask
him," he said. "I am not after office,
and do not know that any of my friends
Asked about gossip which connects
Governor Merriam with the treasury port
folio as a possible successor to Lyman J.
Gage, he said:
"Mr. Merrlam would make an ideal
cabinet officer, and if he is a candidate I
should gladly help him in any way pos
sible. I saw him this morning, but he
said nothing to indicate that he was look
ing in the direction of the cabinet."
>linm>MOln Ttnrnl Rnntcx.
Orders were issued at tho postoffice de
partment to-day for tho establishment of
rural free delivery service in Minnesota
to commence Feb. 1 as follows, with car-
Alden, Froeborn county, Peter C. Larson;
Dodge Center, Dodge county, two routes, H.
B. Blunt and J. E. Oilman: Eagle Lake, Blue
Earth county, Elijah M. Pressnnll; Hayfleld,
Dodfc county, two routes, Sam Erirkson and
.0. J. Hobson; Kasson, Dodge county, Alfred
('. Johnson; Lakeville, Dakota county, YVm.
A. NeweonVb; DeKalb, Buchanan county, two
routes, Thomas Shafner and R. J. Strong.
—W. W. Jermane.
Verndale Offers a Brick Bnlldlng and
Forty Acre*.
Special to The Journal.
Wadena, Minn., Dec. 20.—One of the
latest entries in the contest for the state
training school is Verndale, in this
county. The citizens have offered a brick
building and forty acres of choice land
if the school is located there. The build
ing cost $3,000 when it was built, years
ago, under the impression that the county
seat would be moved there and the build
ing used for a courthouse. The site is
very desirable. i
Amalgamated Directors Put Forth a
This Is Held to Be Responsible for
the Tremendous Decline
In Price*."' -';' J
New York, Dec. '20. —After decluriug a
1 per bent dividend, the Amalgamated
copper directors issued the following
The conditions prevailing in the copper
trade up to the commencement of the present
year were very satisfactory, and, bo far as
this country is concerned, are still so, every
copper wire, brags and electrical manufactur
ing concern being run to its full capacity. A
large proportion, however, of the copper pro
duced In this country has to find a market
abroad. The unsatisfactory trade conditions
which have existed abroad during the pres
ent year in Europe, together with the fact
that the shipments of copper to Europe from
sources outside of this country have in
revised, have jointly caused a falling off in
exports of about 65,000 Urns. This decrease
has in some degree been compensated for by
increased domestic consumption.
By adopting the policy of maintaining a
firm price, a large proportion of the loss
arising from the decrease of exports has been
borne by the companies whose shares are
owned, wholly or in part, by the Amalga
mated Copper company. This policy has in
the past been the best for these companies,
as the portion of the copper which has been
sold has realized a larger profit than would
i have been realized had all the copper which
has beea produced been sold at a much lower
price. It has likewise prevented fluctuations
in price which would tend to demoralize the
business of manufacturers consuming copper.
The officials of these various companies de
cided that it wobld be butter for the interests
of the company they represented to refrain
from forcing upon the market more copper
j than was actually needed, as euch action
j would only have led to abnormally low
prices. The selling agents of these compa
nies were, therefore, Instructed not to at
tempt to force upon the market more than
was actually needed for consumption, but to
| maintain a firm price. If officials of other
copper-producing companies had taken the
| same view of the situation and maintained
a firm price, there is little doubt that the
present unsettled condition of the market
would have been in part, if not wholly, ob
During the present mouth the United Met
t als Selling company, the selling agents of the |
| companies in which the Amalgamated Cop-
I per company is interested, has, not withstand-
I ing the conditions, sold considerably over
i 100,000,000 pounds of copper for future ■de
; livery. During the past two years the com
: panics in which the Amalgamated Copper
! company is interested, have equipped their
j mines and smelters with the latest improve
| meats and most modern labor-saving ap
pliances, and one of tihese companies has
built the largest and best equipped smelter
in existence. This can be put in commission
early in the new year, so that from now on
these companies can produce copper at a cost
that can successfully compete with any cop-,
per producer in the world. The prosperity
of the copper business depends largely upon
such a revival of foreign trade as will bring
the total consumption of copper nearer to the
An I niianieU lOuKteru Man to Become
Ileuil of the Treasury
-\rtv York Sun Special Servie*
Washington, Dec. 20.—Secretary Gage
has arranged to follow Charles Emory
Smith and retire from the cabinet. He
will resign in January, and will be suc
ceeded by an eastern man, probably from
New England. Mr. Gage was anxious to
remain in the cabinet until he learned
that the president had financial views of
his own. and was considering the names
of several other men for the place, but
without any immediate intention ot
making a change. Mr. Gage took the hint
and expressed his readiness to resign
The president did not. urge him to remain,
though he sought to show Mr. Gage that
he held him in high esteem, and felt under
obligations to him for continuing in the
cabinet through the early and trying days
of his administration. Mr. Gage is now in
New York. It is said by his friends that
he has made new business connections in
Chicago and will return to that city as
his home.
New Poslimiscer General Declares \o
Friction Exists.
Milwaukee, Dec. 20. —Henry C. Payne,
the newly appointed postmaster general,
declined to be interviewed in regard to
"bis policy as postmaster general. He said
the portfolio was the only one on the list
that he would have accepted and that it
came to him- personally through President
Roosevelt. Mr. Payne said that Presi
dent McKinley had offered him various
missions during his incumbency, but none
of which he could see his way clear to ac
cept. In regard to a statement that he
was to succeed M. A. Hanna as the head
of the republican party, Mr. Payne said:
. There is nothing whatever in that state
ment. No man in this nation will more sin
cerely rejoice at my appointment than Mr.
Hanna/ Between him and me there is prob
ably as close a personal, as well as political,
friendship as exists between two men In the
.United States. All this talk of friction be
tween the president, Mr. Hanna and myself
is the sheerest nonsense.
President Urges tl»e Secretary Not to
Kosißn, and Not in Vain.
Washington. Dec. 20.—1n view of the re
peated publications of late to the general
effect that Secretary Hay is about to re
tire from the cabinet, a statement is
given with full authority that Secretary
Hay dops not now contemplate retirement.
This statement applies, not only to the
present, but to that indefinite period fixed
by the conclusion of the negotiations
necessary to the construction of an isth
mian canal. Also it is stated with equal
positiveneßs and authority that President
Roosevelt has in the «tronges:t terms ex
pressed to Secretary Hay his earnest de
sire that he shall remain in the cabinet
of which he forms one of the principal
props. Thus, according to the statement,
the secretary's inclination and the presi
dent's desires run together and there is no
foundation for the reports that Secretary
Hay is to leave his post.
Will Retire aw Soon as His Succesuor
la Selected.
Washington, Dec. 20.—1t is Secretary
Gage's intention to relinquish the treasury
]x>rtfolio as soon as President Roosevelt
can find a suitable successor, and he has
so informed the president. Mr. Gage
would like to be relieved before spring.
The president has done all he could to
dissuade Secretary Gage from retiring and
probably will continue to use his efforts
in this direction. Secretary Gage's in
tention to retire- was made known to the
president some time ago.
Secretary Gage to-day declined to say
anything about the rumors of his resigna
tion beyond the simple statement that he
had not formally resigned. "What I may
or may not do eventually I am not pre
pared to say now," said the secretary,
"but I can say that the relations between
the president and myself are perfectly
cordial. He would do almost anything I
would ask and I would do elmost any
thing he might ask."
Visiting Yankee—Thpre ought to be a closer
relation between your people and ours. When
you think how our interests are bound to
gether under the Monroe doctrine —"
South American—Darn ze Mouroe doctrine.
Vote Against Philippine Tariff Bill
Story Showlnic That President Me-
Kinley Would Rather He flight
Than Popular.
Fro,,, The Journal Bureau, Jtuoin 4J, Jt'ont
Building, Washington* '.. .. ,'•',.■
Washington, Dec. 20. —Congressman F.
C. Stevens, of St. Paul, announced public
ly several days ago that he could not
vote for the new Philippine tariff bill,.and
when the vote was taken he acted accord
ingly. Mr. Stevens said:
it levies a double duty on Philippine goods,
an export duty and the Dingley rates be
sides. The purpose of the bill is uot to pro
vide revenues', lor no revenues can come from
it. There will be too little Philippine trade
under it to apeak of. We are treating the
Philippines unfairly, and I cannot encourage
such a policy by my vote. The question of
the open door is not involved in any way. We
ought to encourage American trade with the
Philippines, and so help that country get
on its feet and beeoine self-suppporting, and
by intercourse with American people, to be
come Americanized. Instead of that, by the
proposed law, we drive them away from our
doors and compel them to turn to the re9t of
the world for their markets.
McKinley Asked for Prayers.
A little story which is illustrative of
President McKinley's integrity of purpose
in matters of high concern was told at the
capitol the other day. During the days
when the country was bringing "great
pressure to bear on the White House for
a declaration of war against Spain, a
well known senator called on McKinley to
urge him to declare war at once. "Noth
ing you can do will make you more popu
lar," said the caller. "As a matter of
policy, to say nothing of the merits of the
case, you ought to act at once." Instant
ly the president replied:
If you can I ell me what my duty is In the
premises, I shall be glad. 1 am more inter
ested in knowing what is best for the United
States, for Cuba and for all the rest of
the world than I am in finding out what will
for the moment be popular. If 1 can find out
my duty 1 shall do it, even if it should make
me the most unpopular man iv the world.
A few days after the conversation Just
quoted, Secretary Gage was calling at the
White House. McKinley was in the cab
inet room, alone, and it was easy to see
that he was worried. Turning to Gage,
after a lull in the conversation, the presi
dent said:
Mr. Secretary, I want you to pray for me;
if ever a man in this country needed the
prayers of all good people, 1 need them now.
Pray that 1 may do the right thing, in the
right way and at the right time; the right
: thing, not for this country alone, but for
mankind and the future.
Port Knelling-.
■ ; ,- - ■•■ .'
Nothing will be done by the Minnesota
delegation regarding the proposed en
largement of Fort Snelling" until after the
holidays. Before any further steps are
taken down here it will be necessary to
do something at the home end of the line.
The commander of the department of the
Dakotas, stationed at Fort Snelling, must
be seen and induced to fall into line in
favor of the proposed improvements. His
aid secured, the rest will be comparatively
easy. It is probable that Congressmen
Stevens and Fletcher will take this mat
ter up while they are home for the holi
'rnxii.jn- Itenl Kwtate Men.
Attempts that are being made to force
Minneapolis real estate men .to pay a spe
cial tax of $50 a year as brokers under
the war revenue act of 18H8, and a pen
alty of $300 for failure to pay
such tax within the time pre
scribed In that law are not likely to
succeed. The demand of the local col
lector of internal revenue was based on
the fact that the real estate men occa
sionally sold notes covering deeds of
trust and mortgages and were therefore
liable to the broker's tax.
In a ruling by the deputy collector of
internal revenue on Nov. 6, last, in just
such a case as is presented in Minneapo
lis, it was held that when the sale of
notes covering a deed of trust or mortgage
was "'merely an incident to the vendor's
regular business of buying and selling real
estate, such vendor was not liable to a
special tax as a broker." It was held,
further, however, thai when a real estate
man advertises as a part of his regular
business the buying or selling of real es
i tate notes such person is liable to the
special tax and the penalties accruing for
failure to pay such tax within the time
prescribed in the law. In cases that may
be referred to the commissioner from
Minneapolis every person concerned must
make a separate showing, as each case
will be judged on its own merits and no
general ruling will apply.
Judicial Circuits.
Senator Teller, who is a member of the
judiciary committee, has introduced a bill
redistricting the United States' for federal
judicial purposes into nine circuits, as
First—Vermont. New Hampshire, Maine,
Massachusetts, Rhode Island and Connecticut;
second, New York, Xew Jersey, Pennsylvania
| and Delaware; third, Maryland, Virginia,
West Virginia. Kentucky, Indiana, Ohio and
Michigan; fourth, North Carolina, South Car
olina, Georgia, Florida, Alabama, Mississippi
and Tennessee; fifth, Louisiana, Arkansas
and Texas; sixth, Illinois, Wisconsin, Minne
sota and North Dakota; seventh, Missouri.
lowa, Nebraska and Kansas; eighth, Montana,
South Dakota, Wyoming, Colorado, Utah and
Idaho; ninth, Washington, Oregon, Nevada
and California.
It is quite likely that during this con
gress a bill redistricting the country will
become a law; and as a part of it there
will probably be some provision as to
Minnesota, giving it two judges, either as
one district, or dividing it into two dis
tricts, with a judge for each. This con
gress will last for two years, and so, If
Judge Morris is to have the new judge
ship, the bill will pass one house during
the present session, and the other house
at the short session a year hence, and go
into effect March 4, 1903, after Morris
ceases to be a congressman.
—W. W. Jermane.
Death at Three Score and Ten of
Deacon H. AY. Fuller.
Special to The Journal.
Wad<?na, Minn., Dec. 20. —Deacon H. W.
Fuller, aged 70 years, is dead. He was a
prominent citizen of this city, and enjoyed
the distinction of being the first settler
in what is now Wadena. He took a home
stead in 1872. He leaves a wife and two
children, Mrs. David E. Jones, of this city !
and Professor J. T. Fuller of the Mantor
vllle schools. He was a brother of Mrs.
W. M. Stanley, of Minneapolis.
Death in lowa's Capital of Judwe \V .
F. Conrad.
Dcs Moines, lowa, Dec. 20.—Judge W.
F. Conrad of the ninth Judicial district
died here this morning as the result of
a paralytic stroke. He was distinguished
for having very few reversals by the su
preme court. He served as captain in
the Twenty-fifth lowa infantry during the
civil war and figured in a thrilling escape
from Libby prison.
Bill Will Be Introduced In the \e\t
lowa LeKiMlutnre.
Sioux City, lowa, Dec. 20. —Rev. H. C.
Marshall, superintendent of the State
Antisaloon League, says a bill will be in
troduced in the coming legislature for a
colony of inebriates. • Rev. H. H. Abrams
of Dcs Moinea will be sponsor for the bill.
It Is planned to have the colony attached
to one of the state asylums and operated
by the board of control.
Military Science Taught at the
Ft. Snelling Officers' School.
I ir to Date. However, There Hat Been
None of Them iv At
On Dec. 1 O f thls year a sc hool for offi
cers of the army was opened at Fort
Snelling. This course of instruction is
also open to the officers of the volunteer
and militia regiments who care to attend.
L TP to the present time none of the nation
al guardsmen have accepted the excep
tional advantage thus extended to them.
It was with the view to the maintenance
ol a higher standard of instruction and
general .training for the officers of the
national guard as well as for the officers
of the regular army that the secretary
of war has announced Jhe scheme of
systematic instruction which has just
been inaugurated. The system is divided
into four grades:
1. At each military post au officer: school
for elementary instruction in theory and
2. There are five so-called special service
(a) The Artilery school at Port Monroe, Va.
(b) The engineer school of application,
Washington barracks, D. C.
(c) The school of eubinarine defense, Fort
Totte.i, N. V.
(d) School of application for cavalry and
field artillery of Fort Riley, Kau.
(c) The army medical school, Washington,
D. C.
3. A general service and staff college, Leav
euwortli, Kan.
4. A wir college for the most advanced in
struction vi Washington barracks, D. C.
Of these only the first is of general in
.terest to the officers of the militia and
national guard regiments.
The school at Fort Snelling continues
until March. The instruction is given
Tuesday and Thursday from 10:45 to 11:45.
The school Is divided into two classes,
known as the senior, including officers of
rank of captain, and junior, composed of
lieutenants, under the Instruction of Ma
jor Eltenhead and Captain Frdzier re
spectively. Both are officers of distin
guished service and wide experience. The
former graduated from West Point in '75
and served both in Cuba and the Philip
pines, whence he has just returned.
Captain Frazier saw as much service
in the recent war as any officer in the
army. He graduated from West Point in
'91. At .the outbreak of the war with
Spain he was ordered to Cuba, and served
through the entire Santiago campaign. In
'H'J he went to the Philippines and shared
the dangers of the northern campaign in
Luzon, and in July. 1900, he accompanied
his regiment to China, and was one of the
most prominent officers in' the bloody
battle of Tientsin. He commanded a bat
talion in thai action and was highly rec
ommended for a medal and brevet for dis
tinguished bravejy in bearing the daring
Colonel Liscuni from the field when that
valiant officer was mortally wounded.
All officers of the line at the posts are
required to attend the school, except un
der such circumstances as would exempt
them from other duties. Systematic reci-
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tations, however, will be required ordi
narily only from officers of the grade of
first and second lieutenant.
The work for December and January
will consist of recitation on drill regula
tions and tactics, on the manual of guard
duty and in Wagner's "Catechism of Out
post Duty." February will be devoted to
military topography and map making. In
• March each officer will be expected to
read an essay on some subject pertaining
to military science.
Every officer will be required to fit
himself thoroughly for the responsible
duties of his grade, and to that end com
manding officers will afford ample oppor
tunities to each one taking the course to
familiarize himself practically with post
and company, administering the duties of
quartermaster, commissary of subsist
ence, ordnance officer, etc.
In the spring when outdoor maneuvers
are more practicable, the officers who
have taken the course will be given an
opportunity in various capacities to actu
ally handle the troops in the field and ap
ply the principles which have been taught
during the winter. >"•;--•
Such as show marked ability will be
sent to the General Service college at
Leavenworth, which will be opened Sept.
1, 1902. The permanent garrison of this
post will consist of four companies of en
gineers; four troops of cavalry; three
batteries of field artillery; twelve com
panies of infantry; a band; a signal
corps; detachment, hospital corps de
tachment; post non-commissioned staff
and such field officers, instructors, etc. as
may be ordered there from time to time.
Annual maneuvers are contemplated for
each autumn. These will give oppor
tunity for observation of the handling of
large bodies of men in the field, such as
the smaller posts cannot afford. .
Those distinguishing themselves at this
school and at the higher course of in
struction to be given 'at the War College
at Washington Barracks, D. C, will have
the consideration of the war department
with a view to the utilization of their
ability as military attaches, or on special
missions abroad and for the higher duties
of general staff work.
Accept New Building* for State Ag
ricultural Coil»««.
Special to The Journal.
Brookings, S. D., Dec. 20.—The state
regents, in session here to-day, accepted
the new horticulture and mechanical lab
oratories and say that the work of re
building the Aberdeen normal, destroyed
by fire, will not be resumed until spring,
as it would not be advisable to work dur
ing the cold weather.-, >
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or brown kid Slippers and embroi- V DUCKie • ™ ■■ ■ *" i in lot all sizes, H3SflH**
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styles; all sizes '■«'«'O ; ; each strap and top ofvamporna- $ Ladies' black or brown ftR
Men's nice kid Slippers, with hand- l! rented with line steel j OQ felt .Juliets 000
turned soles, full chamois* lined; !; beads- a beauty. %p Mm%9%9 ? black brow red OO^
in colors wine, brown o*^j AC'i Ladies' Patent Leather 4-strap Slip- i and wine Juliets «fOC
or black *$$ ■ ""S-O ( ; pers, high heels, very rffc 4\ QO i , „ ,_ t , u "'ur" ..
o Mr etd^ht\ kl,d Srr«« popular •■•- »i-»» s^tt^atsypa
»-"•■'•■■ *1.48 i; Men's Romeo slippers |i StoSSfC^SSflnSTlilSl!-
D Ave ) QlinnaP# !' High front and back with goring in < all other stores get $1.50 for
UU|9 Wll|J|lClOs «! sides, black and fl£ Oft < them; our |f* * *£$*
Boys' velvet embroidered Slippers,!; brown. vMiOO pnce %PUm£.+M
sizes 12 to 2 and 3t00,K g| S J^-f^- '! : Girls' Slippers.
par -*»c ; #^^TtSL GWs Slippers.
Other Suitable Presents. :| f Home "frade^L Fine black felt with cccv
A pair of nice Overshoes, a pair of i, ¥ Shot Store V < insoles; flexible outer soles <W»OU
warm Shoes or a pair of nice leather ,i <\^ „«,,,.. F < c i -^ <*
shoes will also make most desirable j "•' '*!£ oU«L^/ « Same as above with 'fur gn.
„;+>„ < <?TT / i\wl » trimmings, Juliet styles.. Uvv
guts. S
Citizens Desiring Free Garbage Col
lection Must Notify Dr. Hall.
TliU Will Promote Economy in
llanilliiiK Refuse From
Distant Sectlont*.
Health Commissioner Hall's plan for
the collection of garbage during the next
year has been accepted in its entirety by
the special committee of one alderman
from each ward, and the committee will
recommend to the council the passage of
a resolution to-night empowering the
health department to go ahead under the
new ordinance. Dr. Hall announces that
soon after Jan. 1 he will have the new
system of garbage collection in full opera
He has arranged with the Minneapolis
rental board to furnish him with a com- \
plete list of the houses under control of j
its members, and he hopes through the j
newspapers to bring the matter to the
attention of all other householders. Then
he will expect all who desire garbage col
lection service by the city to give him |
notice to that effect promptly by postal I
card. When the list is fairly complete, \
he will send circulars to every household ■
containing directions for the care and dis- i
posal of garbage pending the arrival of
the collector.
Details Are Arranged.
Dr. Hall's present plans call for the
employment of twelve or fifteen men with i
teams at the start, but he expects that I
by spring the number will have to be j
doubled. He places the maximum num
ber at twenty-five. Prom the district
north of Sixth avenue N and Central av
enue, garbage will be hauled direct to the
crematory in the wagons in which it was
A Central Dump Contemplated.
To obviate the long haul from the dis
trict on both sides of the river to the |
south of the above named streets. Dr. j
Hall purposes to establish a central >
dump, not yet located, where three or four
loads wil be combined into one for the
rest of the distance. This is the same j
principle that is applied to the wood dis- j
tribution business in Minneapolis, and if j
people will only leave his transfer place j
alone, he figures that he can effect a \
large saving in cost of transportation by j
this system. Eventually he hopes to
have the crematory right down in the cen
ter of the city.
Allgarbage wagons will be equipped with |
a water-tight box and will otherwise be I
uniform in equipment and all painted red. I
The garbage colection will be unde^ the !
general direction of one of the present '
force of sanitary inspectors, who will be j
detailed to this work exclusively. The j
great saving In effort made possible by the
use of the new fumigators makes it pos
sible to spare a man for this purpose from j
the present force. Each collector with j
team will be paid $75 per mouth. The se
lectfons have not yet been made.
Burned a Costly Wardrobe to Flay a
Trick on Mama.
Sioux City, lowa, Dec. 20.—Larry Miller, I
aged 4, smarted a fire in the rich ward
robe of his mother, Mrs. R. E. Miller, and
a $300 loss resulted. When asked why he
did it he chirped, "I was just trying to
play a trick on mama like the Katzen
jammers does on their mother."
Agents of the Two Countries In the
lulled Stttltn I'repuriuji
tor the Fray.
New York, Dec. 20.—1t is believed here
that war is about to be declared be
tween Colombia ami Venezuela and final
preparations and plans for the conflict
are being made by the agents of the two
countries in the United States. Warships
and merchant vessels suitable for aux
iliary cruisers or transports are beiug
eagerly sought. General Diego A. De J.
Castro of Colombia, has selected the
steamship Catania which was an United
States army transport during the war
with Spain as suitable to be used against
Venezuela. Senor Lamadrid, now in New
Orelans, is reported to have brought with
him from Colombia $1)00,000 and Gen.
De Castro's funds are said to aggregate
To Operate From Martinique.
Port of Spain, Trinidad, Dec. 80. The island
of Martinique has beeu selected as the place
of rendezvous for a revolutionary expedition
against President Castro of Venezuela.
Two Steel Plants at Pittslmrg- Are
Wrecked by an Explosion of
Tremendous Force.
Pittsburg, Dec. 20. —Four boilers In the
Black Diamond Steel Works of Park Bros,
exploded this morning and at least five
workmen were killed and twelve injured.
There are reports that from ten to thirty
men lost their lives, but the exact loss
of life cannot be told until the wreckage
is cleared away. Five dead bodies have
been removed and they are so badly man
gled they cannot be identified. Twelve in
jured have, ben taken to West Perm hos
pital. The four boilers exploded at one
time reducing the mill to a heap of burned
and charred timbers and twisted iron.
Even the bolts in the beams and stringers
are twisted like serew r nails. The mill,
known as No. '£, 10-inch, had sixty men
on each turn and it is thought almost
120 men—both crews—were in the plant
at the time of the explosion. The injured
and known dead were found under wreck
age and in the mill yard where thpy had
fallen in their race for life. In tho rear
of the plant is the big boiler works of
James McNeil. One of the boilers tore
its way through the Park Bros, mill and
crashed into the McNeil plant, almost
completely demolishing it. Another boil
er went through the roof of the bar mill,
soared through the air across Thirtieth
I street and wrecked the house of Robert
I Price. The other two boilers were blown
I to pieces and it was these that caused the
i complete destruction of the mill.
'*£%£. 6th and Hennepin.
Fancy Imported Crystallized Pineapples, Chocolate Cream Caramels, per ICm
Cherries and Assorted Fruits, /3fl«» pound IOC
Per lb •HIS Bon 800 Creams, per lE*
Gunther's Famous Candy, ft A* pound IOC
per pound DUG Fancy French Mixed, per ir_
Ourownmake CHOCOLATES, Ml\m pound. IOC
extra fine, per lb 4U5 2 pounds for 26c
Fancy Boxes Assorted Bon-Bons, *)C M Mixed Candy, extra fine, per 9 Cm
lb., 50c. »4lb iOC pound 10c, 3 pounds &UC
Kutter Cups, our own make, iIC a . Mixed Candy, per 1 m
ib 108 ' pound IC
Uand-Made Chocolate Creams, IE- CANDY CANES | At . •< Aft
per 1b... IOC from . IC t0 OIiUU
Chocolate Creams, 25c per lb. box; 14-lb. box, 15c.
Fancy Candy Baskets, 10c up.
«1) All kinds of Christmas Tree Ornaments at wholesale prices. ®
[email protected] FANCY JAPAN BASKETS, 10c as long as they last. (|j)
Fancy Smyrna Figs, per pound, |C M II Mixed Nuts, 2 lbs. for ...280
up fiom ... IOC
6.000 pounds Single varieties of finest
Fancy Sweet Navel Qfl* To Cfl* Nuts' |C»
Oranges, dozen £UG 1U OUC up from. LOS
Florida Oranges, Oft» to Cfl* English' Walnuts, |Aj»
per d0zen...... OU6 1O OUt up from. IUC
#) Fancy Bananas Always on Hand; Fancy California Pears; (.#
(§)) Fine Apples, Malaga Grapes. Prices Always the Lowest, (f;
Fancy Fruit Baskets to order.
Imported and Domestic Cigars from 25c per box up.
?.c™ THE OLYMPIA, 6th& Hennepin.
Skates, fruit Knives,
Pocket Cutlery, Manicure Sets,
Baking Dishes. Thermometers.
Table Knives and Forks.
100 Chests—Filled with useful tools;
prices from ..00. $25.00
Tea Pots, | Coffee Pots,
Embroidery Sets, ! Scissors in Sets,
Plated Spoons, | Tea Bells,
Cork Screws, | Compasses,
Carving Tools. Turning Lathes,
Andirons, Fire Sets,
Scroll Saws. Carpet Sweepers.
Chafing Dishes.
See our $5.00 Dish <£ £■ f\f\
with ebony handle C|)CJ»\/VJ
Nut Picks, | Razors,
Shaving Sets, I Air Guns, Etc.
Carvers—A Great Variety d> '-» f\f\
at $ J.UU
Special Stove Sale Entire
line at cut prices. 20 per cent dis
count on kitchen Furnishings.
247-249 Nicollet Avenue.
No official statement as to the ca\
the accident has been given out yet. The
loss is variously estimated at from \'.
to $100,000.
Another body was taken from the ruins
and identified as that of John Welvlck, a
Pole. One of the bodies at the morgue
was identified as Patrick Connor, fireman
at the plant. John Wilts, 30 years, is
A box filled with parts of human bodies
was carried away and it was stated that
there must have been from eight to ten
killed. But George Vogel. the time-ke. p.
er, said he had called the roll of em
ployes and had ascertained that four wer»
dead and twelve injured.
The authorities of a Missouri town hava
invited the wrath of the public by leas
ing the city park to cattlemen to be used
for grazing purposes.

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