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GENERAL OLSON RETURNS
H e H a s E n j o y e d a S e v e r a l .Months'
Q T r i p A b r o a d . . . . . - . , .
General S. E. Olson, founder and former
proprietor of the "big store, now the Powers
Mercantile company, returned to Minneapolis
this morning after an absence of several
months in Europe. While away, General and
Mrs. Olson visited the Scandinavian peninsula
and told people in his native town that Min
nesota was the only state in the union and
Minneapolis the only city in the state worth
coming to. He also visited Germany, the
English islands, France, Swltierland and
Italy, spending the winter in the south of
The trip was a vacation jaunt, taken after
the general had finally succeeded in arranging
matters so that he could get away from busi
ness. His plans are said to be Indeterminate
notwithstanding the persistent rumors of bis
early re-entry into the department store busi
Both the general and his wife enjoyed the
trip thoroughly and both are in excellent
health. The general wasted little time after
he reached Minneapolis. He saw his wife
safely home, and then at once came down
town to greet his old friends, none of whom
had looked for his early return.
KEEP DOWN THE COST
C o m m i s s i o n C o n s i d e r s Bids fo r F u r -
n i s h i n g N e w City H a l l .
The courthouse and city hall commission
held a special session this afternoon to con
sider furnishing the new city hall. The com
mission opened bids for the furniture Tues
day and this afternoon summoned the bidders
Among the bidders were several local firms,
and the commission wants to know if they
carry the furniture wanted in stock and
just how soon they can pnt it in place.
The fids for the entire furnishing of the
building, exclusive of the council chamber,
ran between $20,000 and $24,000. The commis
sion is desirous of keeping the cost down in
order that it may have more money for work
on the Fourth street entrance, and intends
to use no metallic furniture in the vaults.
The various city departments protest ve
hemently. Their objections were embodied
in a petition presented to the commission
this afternoon asking that none but metal
furnishings be used in the vaults. The peti
tion was signed by every employe of every
department in the city hall.
MUST CLOSE ON SUNDAYS
S o u t h Side G r o c e r s A s s o c i a t i o n W i l l
P r o s e c u t e I n d e p e n d e n t F i r m s .
Fred Davis, president of the South Side
Grocers' association, announced this after
noon that all independent South Side gro
cers who failed to heed the second warning,
now being sent out, to close on Sunday,
would be prosecuted under the state Sunday
"We've given them fair warning already,"
xplained Mr. Davis, "and if they still in
sist on keeping open Sunday, why, we'll have
the law on them, niat's all."
Mr. Davis said that when it came to prose
cutions, the association would limit its scope
to the South Side district. There are North
and East ~ide associations, which are said to
be about to follow the South Side's example.
TOOK IT AS A JOKE
T h e K i n g ' s Good N a t u r e Made
T h i n g s P l e a s a n t .
London 'Letter in Brooklyn Life.
Some weeks ago a royal messenger was
dispatched 'by the lord chamberlain with in
vitations for the great court -which was held
'by the king and queen last night. All of the
. 400 invitations were sent by 'hand and were
not intrusted to the tender mercies of'bis
majesty's mail. Among these invitations was
one to a celebrated foreigner, whose distinc
tion in art and letters entitle him to the
royal preference. He had been p-resented be
fore, but he was not known to the court offi
cials. There are so many people who are
eligible that it is not possible for the cham
berlains to know them all, even toy sight.
Early this week the distinguished foreigner
tcok to his 'bed with the fashionable Eng
lish ailment known as "the Floo," otherwise
the grip. His card'for the 'Buckingham pal
ace court was displayed, ostentatiously on his
mantel shelf and a young'military friend who
called yesterday said it was a pity that he
could not use it.
"I think," he said, "you had better let me
go and represent you."
"My dear fellow," replied the sick man, "I
could not think of letting you igo. Sup
pose you were discovered, what then?"
"Oh, never mind that," .said, the venture
some one, "if I am, I'll say I stole the card,
and then the worst thing they can do is to
put me in the hands of a life guardsman
Rhom I'll "bribe with five shillings and so
regain my freedom."
After mucin persuasion the card was given
up, and the daring young man repaired early
in the evening to Buckingham palace, com
fortably seated in the (brougham of another
friend, from whom he had 'borrowed the ve
hicle. He twas admitted into the sacred pre
cincts of the palace yard. A chamberlain
looked at the cardboth sidesand muttered
something to himself about Herr X looking
more like a Yorkshire fox hunter than a
German professor versed in the mysteries of
logarithms, ethnology, entomology, Egyptolo
gy and all the other ologies. But he got
through, and the first man he met was an un
cle of his who acted as a sort of gold stick in
"Hello, Jack!" he cried, "what the deuce
sre you doing here? How did you' get your
"Hush," whispered the frightened Jack,
"I am the Herr Professor X ',' and please
do not betray me."
The next surprise was in the form of a
recognition from a famous soldier under
whom the festive Jack had served two years"
ago at the Cape, and with whom the impos
tor had earned the distinguished, service
medal, which, by the way, he had carefully
refrained from wearing. The famous soldier,
who has the ear of loyalty, could not keep
the joke to himself, but told it to one of
the princes of the household, who, in turn,
unable to guard the secret, whispered it to
the king as a great hoax. Finally, when the
line of people passed by the king the Herr
Professor found the sovereign's hand
stretched out to him and the kins said:
"Well, professor, how do you like our Eng
lish climate now? Is ft not better than the.
South African veldt?"
Not a word from the humbug, who nearly
collapsed. .He bowed low, so low, that be
nearly fell to the ground, and so he backed
himself out of the royal presence. When
he reached the next room he looked about
him for a means of escape, and then a,cham
berlain tapped him on the shoulder and said:
"His majesty would like to have your com
pany at supper in the private room, Herr
"Professor X ."
Visions of boiling oil and the executioner's
ax 'floated before the unhappy man's eyes,
but he went, and there he found 'the king
most kind and condescending. He never al
luded to the fraud that had. been perpetrated
but when he was dismissed the sovereign
said: "The next time I hold a court, Herr
Porfessor, I ishall certainly see to it that
your friend, Captain Jack *B , receives a
j . IMPORTED AT GREAT EXPENSE.
1 "Did Mrs. Moneybags import anything from
Europe for her daughter's wedding?"
"Oh, yes the entire trosseau, (many of
^the decorations, the 'bridesmaids' gifts and
what else? Oh, yes, I forgot the most ex
pensive, of all." , -^ -
"And'what'was that?" ' ' \
x * '
^ "Why, a husband with a title."
%' [^ DO THEY EVER SUCCEED?
r * Boston-Daily Advertiser .
About this time, take account of stock, and
see how your New Year's resolutions are
n Globe. -Th e of is apt to'depend
a good deal on the preamble.
MIGHT BOOST PRICE
A Strike Would Send Up Pfices of
Mill Product*.,.^,: '-
TIME INOPPORTUNE ' FOR HEN
T h e Mills A r e Not B u s y and'
Could Shut D o w n :'.''.-
E a a i l y . - ..^
A strike among the flour mill employes
would cause an advance in prices all along
the line,flour, as well. as,, bran shorts,
middlings and the other by-products of
The possibility of a strike is suggested
by tho fact that the Northwestern Flour
Mills'Employes' union demands from all
the milling firms an eight-hour day in
place, of the ' present twelve-hour day,
without decrease in wages. The union
will meet Sunday, and the companies have
been asked to return a definite answer be
fore that time.
The union's demand is regarded gener
ally as inopportune for their own inter
ests, as this is a dull season with the
mills. Three'or four of the Consolidated
Milling company's plants are shut down
and the same number of the Pill9bury
Washburn company's mills. The Wash
burn-Crosby mills are all in operation.
There are about 5*0 members of the
union. They.are.quite distinct from the
packers and nailers, who have a union
of their own and work under a nine-hour
schedule. In the case of all other em
ployes of the mills, however, the condi
tions are such that, necessarily, if there
v.ere |any reduction in hours it would
have to be to eight, three shifts being
employed, instead of two, as at present.
The men made tho same demand two
years ago, but did not press it.
The flour business has been quiet for
some weeks. A little more than a
month ago one-half the local capacity
was temporarily closed down, owing to
light demand for'flour. Since then some
of the millers have resumed grinding,
but more than two-thirds the total ca
pacity is now in operation. Should the
controversy seem likely to produce a
long-drawn-out strike there would prob
ably be a rush to buy flour, especially if
the strike was serious enough to close
all the mills.
HAS CHICAGO TERMINAL
WISCONSIN CENTRAL ROAD SOLD
C a n a d i a n Pacific la Said t o H a v e A c -
q u i r e d P o s s e s s i o n of
the' L i n e s .
The Canadian Pacific system is said by
a Chicago dispatch to have acquired control
of the Wisconsin Central railway, and will
use it as an entrance into Chicago.
Wisconsin Central would give the Cana
dian line not only into Chicago, tout also into
Minneapolis. . The Canadian. Pacific con
trols the "Soo Line" and also the Duluth &
South Shore railroad. The latter connects
with tho Wisconsin Central at Ashland,
Wis., and thence runs direct to Chicago, with
a road on good rail lines from Abbotsford to
The Wisconsin operates 1,043 miles of road
and has passed through receivership, but of
late has been doing a good business, show
ing a surplus.for the last three years. It is
capitalized for $17,500,000 common and. $12,-
500,000 preferred stock. It does a gross busi
ness of about $6,000,000 a year.
Wisconsin Central stock has advanced -from
$25 to $29 a share oh the report.
By this combination the Canadian Pacific
would be able to make through rates from
Chicago to Pacific ocean points, as it operates
a line of ocean steamers, and it would also
furnish a new and good line to Canadian
points both in eastern and western Canada
PROTECTED BY FOOD LAWS
Traveling Man Says M i n n e s o t a Gets
B e s t Grade of Goods.
A representative of a Chicago packing house
who knows what he is talking about, but
whose name cannot be given for obvious rea
sons, said to-day that the people of Minnesota
had no appreciation of the protection the
state's pure food laws afforded them.
Provision manufacturers now prepare a spe
cial grade of goods for the Minnesota market,
to comply with the Minnesota laws. One firm
that was formerly sending an adulterated glu
cose combination, called jelly, into the
state at the rate of 15,000 packages a yeaiS
how ships not one package." Moreover, retail
ers in Minnesota have been so frightened by
the enforcement of the law that many of the
provision companies make a practice'of send
ing to. the state dairy and food commission
samples oif the goods sold in this state, for the
purpose of getting a certificate that they com
ply with the larw. " .
The traveling man quoted says that Minne
sota is the only state in the dozen that- he
visits, where he dares to eat Hamburger steak
as he knows" from 'business experience that he
will, take dangerous preservatives into his
system' if he eats the hashed'steak-in" any
other state. He freely admits that his own
company is supplying the people of Minnesota
with a far better grade of goods than it gives
to other states. .,
BAPTISTS IN SESSION
M e m b e r s of M i n n e a p o l i s A s s o c i a t i o n
Meet a t B e t h e s d a C h u r c h .
The annual meeting of the Minneapolis Bap
tist association including the churches of Min
neapolis, Anoka, Bethel, Brooklyn Center.
Brook Park, Farmington, Monticello, North
field, 'Richfield and St. Francis, opened this
morning at Tabernacle church, Twenty-third
avenue S and Eighth street and was attended
by about seventy-five persons.
The annual sermon was preached by Rev. G.
The election resulted as follows: Moderat
or, R^ev. G. A. Cleaveland , clerk, Rev. G. F.
Holt trustees of rwidow's and orphan's fund,
J.C. Hoblltt, John T. Barnum and Frank J.
Mrs. W. A. Morse, who has had charge cf
the children's missionary work .in the state
for years, spoke this afternoon on "The in
dustrial School as a Help to Sunday. School
Work." Ernest Fagenstorm followed with'"A
Diagnosis of the Sunday Scfidol Problem."
'.After the discussion E. M. Hulett announced
plans for the 'Baptist Summer Assembly.
To-night after the song service Rev. F. H.
Cooper will preach the denominational sermon
and Rev. E.' R. Potfe will speak on "Minnesota
The annual report of the clerk shows net
increase in membership, 156 total member
ship, 0*7 schools, 23 officers and teachers,
608 pupils, 4,957 average' attendance,^ S.303:
otal collections, $4,609.22 expenses, $3,640.53
THE HAILSTONE'S ORIGIN.
Aiwrlter in one of the scientific papers ex
plains the origin of the hailstone, which he
calls the most remarkable formation of the
upper air. Rain drops, enow crystals, for
particles and" hailstones are all the result of
the condensation of watery'vapor on the in
visible atoms ot dust that, float in the upper
atmosphere. Such" an atom, with a little mois
ture condensed about it, Is the germ of an
icy mass that may grow to be large enough
to strike a. man down. At first it is caught
by a current of air and carried to Abe level
of the high' cirrus clouds, some of ftirhlch are
from five to ten miles "a/bove the earth. Then,
continually growing by fresh accessions of
moisture, it (begins its lontg plunge. to the
earth, spinning through the'clouds and flash
ing in the sunlight like a Jewel shot from a
rainbow. * *
, , MADE A DIFFERENCE. V
-Life. . ' '
SheI can't possibly get my gown for
less than $175, dear.v
Her-But there's Mrs. Rounder. I'll bet
she doesn't'pay any such price.
- SheBut her social, position i* so^inAteh
more secure than ours.
THE MINNEAPOLIS JOURNAL^ ^ V ^ ? . . '-
? - FRIDAY^ EVENINGr MAY 9, 1902.
NOTIPFOBMBM The System Is About to Be Abol
WHITTLING WHISKERS 26 CEN*S
T h e R a t e Is A d v a n c e d fo r S h a r p e n -
i n g V a n D y k e B e a r d s - - E a r l y .^
Closing: Plana., , .
It was a sad day for the journeymen bar
bers when the leading Minneapolis pro
prietors got together Monday evening. It
was there agreed that after an adjourned
meeting on May 19 an edict should be
issued against the tipping system, which
has been such a fruitful source of revenue
to understudies in many shops.
If a barber takes a. tip after that date
he .will have to do so on the sly, for the
lynx-eyed proprietor will be on watch.
Those who argued for this resolution
wanted unconditional abolition of the sys
tem which still goes at hotels and on
railroads in spite of injunctions to the
contrary. Rather .than make trouble
with customers, it was.agreed that should
some customer, out of gratitude for a par
ticularly good shave, tender the employe
an extra 10 or IB cents, the same should
be forthwith paid into the general fund,
the proprietor thus becoming the bene
Another matter which caused a lively
debate had to do with a proposed boost In
the price of whisker trimming. Ten-cent
shops have charged but ten cents hereto
fore for sharpening a Van Dyke and the
high priced barbers have exacted 15 cents
for a like service. It was proposed that
a flat rate of 25 cents be made for point
ing beards. The barbers were about even
ly divided on this question, and action was
The 1 o'clock closing proposal was dis
cussed at length. It is growing in popu
larity and will probably be adopted at the
STOP SOURCE OF SUPPLY
Striking B a k e r s Cut Off Outside H e l p
F r o m .One F i r m .
When the striking members of the Min
neapolis Bakers' and Confectioners' , union
learned yesterday that a St. Paul bakery was
supplying a Minneapolis nonunion restaurant
and bakery' with bread and had contracted
to furnish 1,000 loaves, this, morning, the St.
Paul union was asked to cut off this source
The St. Paul union immediately notified
the bakery in question that unless the prac
tice was discontinued the shop would be
closed at once. ' The Nicollet avenue com
pany which has been receiving help from
St. Paul may now be forced"to come to the
strikers' terms, as the larger restaurants
and hotels which depend on it for their sup
ply are threatening to make other arrange
ments for" securing' bread.
C: E. Batemah, proprietor of several bake
ries, has advertised for men in other cities.
So far he has failed to secure outside help.
A union man who answered the advertise
ment out of curiosity was informed that he
would be given permanent employment here
and that the fare would cost, him $24. -.':,..
An Unidentified B o d y Is F o u n d "In
t h e R i v e r .
- T h e body of an unknown man was found
in the river this morning near the Lake street
! -Th e police wer e notifie d an d Deput y
Coroner Murphy went to the scene. He ord
ered the body Temoved to the county morgue.
The,'body ..is that of a man , about sixty
years of ^age and judging from the "cloth
ing, that of an bid 'soldier. e was.''five
feet, eight inches tall, and of medium fonil.l,
with gray hair and.smooth shaven. He wore
a slouch hat and there was nothing about his
clothing by which to identify him.' in'*nis
pockets was found, a purse containing eleven
cents and t pocket knife. .' ' *" " - ' ' . ' '
It was avidently a case of suicide as the
hat war drawn tightly down oyer the eyes' and
there were, no marks of violence upon the
body. The'bddy had been in the water about
a week. No inquest will be held.
Artillerymen Skeptical About Birke-
land Electro-Magnetic Cannon.
CAPT. BENNETT TELLS HIS VIEWS
D o e s Not T h i n k P r o j e c t i l e Can B e
T h r o w n N i n e t y Mllen F r o m
Cast Iron T u b e .
While giving Professor Birkeland, the
Norwegian physicist, credit for having in
vented a wonderful engine of destruction
in his electro-magnetiq cannon, local ar
tillerymen are inclined to doubt the ve
racity of. the descriptions furnished the
press by cable of this sanguinary weapon
Professor Birkeland is now in Berlin
for the purpose of demonstrating the pow
ers of his cannon before, a number of ex
perts in electrical artillery. The results
of his demonsttetions are said to have
been, so convincing that a firm of artil
lery manufacturers has offered to buy
the invention for immediate exploitation,
provided Professor .Birkeland will in
crease the length of tho piece used in the
trials, so that it will throw a projectile
weighing two tons a distance' of twelve
Theoretically, it is reported, the can
non can throw a projectile weighing two
tons a distance of ninety miles, or even
farther, by simply prolonging the tube."
Captain C. C. Bennett, of Battery B,
Minnesota National'Guard, s.*% to-day:
"I am willing to concede tu&.J v
tro-magnetic acanaon. can throw :ojec
tilo :ninety .miles: or even f a r t e r all
things are .possible under the sun in this
age of wonderful inventions. The most
skeptical ones among us have ceased to
doubt what inventive.genius, coupled with
scientific, research, may yet reveal to us.
"But I cannot bring myself readily to be
lieve that the projectile is expelled from
an ordinary cast iron tube, thickly
wrapped with copper wire. It is impos
sible that an explosive of such- tremend-
ous force as to project two tons twelve
miles would not: fracture a cast*iron pipe
into a thousand pieces, wire or no wire.
Even granting that the projectile gets its
velocity from a grooved barrel on the
principle of the new German rifles, I can
not credit the story of the cast iron pipe.
" have no doubt that Professor Birke
land has made a wonderful discovery,
whatever-its nature may be, and if it is
as successful as reports indicate, it signi
fies a greater revolution in fighting ma
terial than that brought afcout by the
discovery of gun powder. The explosive
must be something akin to nitroglycerin
or gun cotton.
"If no sound accompanies the discharge
of the gun it will prove a terrible weapon
of destruction, by which an army could be
ambuscaded miles, away and blown out of
existence, powerless' to locate the where
abouts of the enemy." "
BUILDS NEW HOUSES
C o n t r a c t o r V o r h e e s " "Will E r e c t
T w e l v e . R e s i d e n c e s .
A. L. Vorhees, -Jr., thefcontractor, has just
taken out permits:for twelve houses designed
by himself to ibe erected in Walton Park by
the Minnesota." Debenture- company. Total
cost will * about $20 0.00, ranging from $1,000
to $1,800 'for each house They will, be ready
for occupancy July 1.li.si.-.
The houses are to' be one. and one-half
stories in height. AlKnlf haslf of them will be
entirely modern: Sevfettal 'of these "dwelling
will stand on Fremoht avenue N. The ntew
residences are'already''Sold. ^ ' -'
Mr. Vorhees is valsobuilding an $1,800-all
modern house for'himself at 29281
avenue N. Herld
ifemMeUng the frame "house
at 1916 Hatwthorn Intd two flats for SI K.
Child-at'aff expense Of:$lf,000\
, BROOMMAKERS AT WORK
An A g r e e m e n t R e a c h e d W i t h All t h e
E m p l o y e r s .
J. P. Lyons, the last of the broom manu
facturers to bold out against the demands of
the broom-makers, has signed the scale de
manded by.. tijer/ union, and everything is
peaceful in the 'craft again. The men get
a reduction of hours 'of' labor to.nine .and
a 12 per cent advance in wages.
USE POR&A ENGLISH
Addresses of Drawing Teachers Re-
markable for Their Diction.
TECHNICAL SUBJECTS TAKEN UP
Prof. Miller of P h i l a d e l p h i a P r e s e n t s
a P a p e r o n " C o n s t r i c t i v e D e - .
Ig-n a n d D e c o r a t i o n . "
To-niorrow'B P r o g r a m . / v .
, . -MORNING. '
:' :',:- !.':.' i
Songs, (a) "March Like the Victors"..Rogers
, (b) "Playtime," Roeckel
. Pupils of Sheridan School.
Miss Maxon, director. Mips Owens, ac
Solo, "I Know That My Redeemer Liveth,"
Master Eugene Pauly, Madison School.
This Year's ExhibitsMiss Clara A. Wilson,
Supervisor of Drawing, Davenport, Iowa.
Mrs. Hannah Johnson Carter, Director School
of Elementary Art Instruction, Chicago,
1Ifow can the work of the kindergarten,
Primary and Drawing Supervisors, best
Miss Sarah C. Brooks, Superintendent Pri
mary Schools, St. Paul, Minn.
Miss Florence E. Ellis, Supervisor of Draw
ing, Grand Raplfls, Mich.
Miss Emella M. Gold&worthy, Assistant Su
pervisor Drawing Indianapolis, Ind.
best adapted to this? What mediums?
In what grades? - -
Mr. A. Dwight Kennedy, La Salle, Ills.
Miss- Martha Waite, Supervisor Drawing,
, DeKalb, 111.
Mis Lucy B. Chapman, Supervisor Drawing,
Des Moines, Iowa.
* 3-T-LandscapeHw get at this work in
doors? Material. Application'.
Miss Mary E. Chamberlain, Supervisor
Drawing, East Saginaw, Mich. ^
MIBS Florence A. Everett, Supervisor Draw
ing, Duluth, Minn. , ' - ''
' Mr. J. W. Sullivan, Anderson, Ind. -
Inspection of Exhibits, i
Vocal SoloMiss Clara Williams.
Lecture"Literature and PaintingThe Sis
terhood of the Arts."
Prof. S. H. Clark, the University of Chicago.
One of the teachers attending the West
ern Drawing Teachers' convention pri
vately expressed the opinion this morning
that Minneapolis was a "dear of a city."
Later, sfte addressed the convention from
the platform in ipolished .phrase, and with
diction remarkable for its purity. She
was on her goood behavior then, and spoke
schoolma'am English, wftich, by the way,
is very good English.
The convention is unique among the
gatherings held in Minneapolis within the
past five years. Of the several papers
read and the'many addresses delivered,
each has been remarkable because of the
absence of slang or even colloquialisms.
Pure English is not so common nowadays
as to pass, unnoticed.. In fact, it is so rare
a thing as inevitably to occasion com
Certainly if the drawing teachers ever
fall upon the mishap of Othello and find
.their occupation gone, every one of them
might readily secure employment in the
Two papers on technical subjects, fol
lowed by a general discussion of the
points covered, occupied much of the time
of the convention this morning. Professor
L. W. Miller of the Philadelphia Schoool
of Industrial Art, presented a paper on
"Constructive Design and Decoration," in
the course o f which he maintained that
the subject allotted to him was in real
ity the core of the whole, matter.
He said that art was too often made a,
synonym, for covering up, hiding or
glossing over while the piijnacle of all
good art should be, he thought, an honest
expression of the' qualities of things. "If
it is dirt,'! said he, "let it be dirt. Don't
try to clean iti' The thing I want my
students to.do is to prqduce an honest
expression of the. genuine character in
the things depicted. Art, in its highest
aspects, is simply the working out of that
idea. The only solid ground on which
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POSTURES'* - *
to base a conception of what decorative
design is, is a knowledge of the process
by which things are' done The world is
still deceived with ornament."
Let t h e G e n i u s A l o n e .
He advised teachers to work with the
999 of their scholars and to let the one
genius alone. "Rfspect your material,"
said he, "celebrate the function of the
thing, and leave the impress of your care
expressed in the touch of your hand."
The'paper was followed by a discussion,
during which brief talks were made by
Walter S. Goodnow, former president of
the Eastern Drawing Teachers' associa
tion, Miss Lucy Do'rritt Hale of Milwau
kee, John S. Ankeny, Jr., of Columbia
university, Missouri, and others. In the
course of his remarks" Mr. Ankeny re
ferred sarcastipally to the "art" embodied
in sofa pillows, ornamental hat bands,
and similar contrivances, designed, in his
opinion, chiefly to annoy persons, with
true art instincts.
Miss Emily Bracken, supervisor of
Drawipg at Louisville. Ky.. read a paper
on "How Rrt Education Should Affect the
Home." She argued that a home re
flected the character of those who make
it and that, as the school affected the
child's character with regard to a sense
of the beautiful, it would" also affect the
home. She was followed by Miss Mary
M. Saanis, of Moline, Illi, and Miss Annie
Holbrook Weyerhaeuser of Lake Nebaga
mon, Wis., who spoke along similar lines.
Miss Emma Roberts was down on tbe
program for a report of the committee on
traveling exhibit. The exhibit has been
sent to sixty different places during the
year and was-lost once or twice in tran
sit. ' T h e good accomplished, Mips Rob
erts considered incalculable.
Music a F e a t u r e .
A pleasant feature of the urogram was
the singing of the North High School
Girls' Glee.club who sang,. "The Broken
Pitcher," ai-.d "Dinah Doe," the latter a
glee and tbe two very excellent solos by
Miss Ine? Davis, "Fallih, Fallah,". and
"The Rosarv." Kiss Davis has an un
usually sweet voice which, with proper at
tention, should enable her to make her
self known, as she grows older.
vThis afternoon was snent in sight-see-
ing,' a large number of the visiting dele
gates taking cars at the. West Hotel at
2 o'clock for a tri? to Lake Harriet and
Minnehaha Falls. This evening the Min
neapolis Teachers' club gives a reception
for the visitors at the West Hotel.
NO PEPPER IS NEEDED ON PRUNES.
New York Tribune. -
If those who find thajt very acid fruits, like.
Strawberries, fail to agree with them when
they are eaten before breakfast,, will accom
pany t.be fruit with bread or" rolls and butter,
trouble will often be averted. Some people
find that a sprinkling of pepper- on strawber
ries will make them harmless. The pepper
will not be discernible, but, like the starch
of the bread, counteracts the acid of the
C o m m e r c i a l A r r a n g e m e n t s W i t h
Other R e p u b l i c s .
John W. Foster in Atlantic Monthly.
The estimate of us held ^by the other re
publics of this hemisphere has not alwayi
been free from jealousy or suspicion.
Neither are our commercial relations witb
them upon satisfactory basis. There - are
several reasons for this, two of the^ lead
ing ones being, first, the lack of frequent
and direct communication, and, eecond, th
absence of satisfactory tariff arrangements.
Much might be done to overcome the firstiif
cur. government would give greater encour
agement to the establishment of steamship
lines, and the second if satisfactory reciprocity
treaties could 'be made. '
Social intereouree is quite apt to follow
commerce. With. Mexico, since the open
ing of the various railroad lines, we have
established not only a large commerce, but
quite intimate financial and social relations
but with the other countries we have littl*
trade and dess social intercourse. There
are good reasons for the latter. Aside from
this similarity of pur systems of government
we possess little in common with Latin Ameri
ca. They have a different language, religion
and historical association. Their government
loans, financial exchanges and banking are
with Europe their steamship communication
is most frequent to the ports of the continent,
and tbe tide of travel turns thither.
There is also a reason of a personal
character which has operated to our disad
vantage with |he Latin-American countries.
Toolittie attention has been given'to the
fitness of thae diplomatic -and consular repre
sentatives sent to them by bur" government.
It is a calumny to-state, as has "been .changed,
that, the Spanish-American countries--bave
been made the "Botany Bay" of 'broken down
American politicians but it \s true that the
diplomatic posts on this. hemisphere are not
so much sought after, nor has the government
exercised as. much care.-ln"filling them.va*
those in Europe. This does pot grow out ol
the fact of lower salaries, as congress
has treated them on an equality. * * * But,
it is* a rare instance that a person when ,
appointed a minister or consul to the Span
ish-American countries has any knowledge
of the language, and in almost any ca$
he has had no previous diplomatic experi
ence. Our country will, not exert the in
fluence in Latin .'America that- it should un
til greater attention -is given to the ap
pointment of ministers and Consuls. fitted for
LIKE A MOTHER.
Ohio State Journal.
"Aunt Mary seems almost like a mother
to me," said little Bobbie, soberly.
"Does she?" replied Bobbie's mother,
very much, pleased.'
"Yes she licks me every time -I go to
her house," concluded Bobbie.
W, S. Conrad
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