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iJ " '^-^' ^ "--* = ' - .-:-*':- TUESDAY EVENING,^ "-. VT. r? '^4'/ 1 *.-^- Semi* Annual This is the season of the year when we give all the profit and part of the cost to our customers. We do not advertise ridiculously, but make a very liberal cut from an honest and fair regular price. Customers who trade here are never afraid of trickerythey, know it is never tolerated in this store, in any form. It's near inventory small lots than we wish to carry gone through the different departments and cut the prices so low as to assure a quick sale. Overcoats, Suits, Boys' and Children's.Suits and Overcoats, Shirts, Underwear, Neckwear. A great many of cur best selling suits ad orer- BLr\ P A coats that have sold at $12.50 to 15, reduced to.. *V!JU Some broken lots of suits, mostly small sizes that r e/\ have sold at $18.00 and $20.00, reduced to 41/.%)\J Suits and overcoats that have sold at $16.50 and f | *v p/\ $18.00, reduced to VlZ*D\J Our very highest grade of Men's Clothing reduced in same proportions. Hundreds of boys' two and three-piece suits in () f/\ broken lots, that sold at $3.50, $4, $5, $6 reduced 4^&> You will find the same proportionate Bargains in all our departments. of Minneapolis ASTARTLING THE RESCUE AND REDEMPTION OF A CITY THAT WAS SOLD OUT peculiar methods in municipal business. The very citizens of Minneapolis will be astonished at the material in this article. Much of it has never been published in the papers, and might almost be called secret history. There ars facsimile pages of the Big Mitt Ledger, an account book of gambling joints, showing the sums paid by swindlers to Mayor Ames, the chief of police and the detectives. The story of the city officials inviting and employing criminals to commit crime in order that they might share in the "loot," and the account of the splendid work on the part of honest citizens by whiclr.the wrong-dpers were punished and the city reclaimed, will hold! a reader spelUbound. This is not a sensational article about unusual conditions. It has vital importance and meaning to all patriotic citizens, to every one who thinks at ail of public affairs, and votes perhaps with indifference. 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', V j -3 W e have For Over FOOTBALL BANKING OF TEAMS Caspar Whitney Does Not Think Western Football Equal to Eastern in Finish. Banks Michigan Fourth and Minne sota FifteenthThe Fate of the Mass Flay.* - . , Casper Whitney, in Outing for Janu ary, takes up the old question of the rela tive strength of eastern and western foot ball teams, holding that none of tho western elevens equals the eastern aggre gation of the same rank. He grades the teams of 1902 as follows: 1Vnlc. 15Minnesota, 2Harvard. 1Syracuse. 3West Point. 17Columbia. lftChicago. 1HWisconsin. 20Illinois. 21Nebraska. 22Virginia. 23Clemson. 24North Carolina. 25Georgetown. 26Sewanee. 27Vanderbilt. 28Tennessee. In regard to the comparative strength of east and west, Mr. Whlney says: "Next to West Point, the team of thev season is unquestionably Michigan. "Western men, and especially Michigan men, honestly believe their team would give Yale a close argument. Apropos of which, 1 quote from a letter to the Michi gan Inlander, by some Michigan man who made a trip east in mid-season. 'How ever, it is my belief, based upon games that J saw, that Michigan could have de feated either Tale or Harvard this year, by at least two touchdowns, and that against Pennsylvania, West Poiqt or An napolis, the score would be considerably larger. None of the teams I have men tioned has team work that compares with that of Michigan, and as for speed, it would be a revelation to have them see the Minnesota team play.' Thinks East Is Stronger 4Michigan. 5Princeton. 6Dartmouth. 7Brown. 8Pennsylvania. 0Cornell. 10Ainberst. 11Carlisle. 12Annapolis. 15Lehigh. 14Lafayette. "I quote this merely by way of showing the prevailing opinion among western col lege men as to the comparative strength of eastern and western football teams. With no idea of questioning the sincerity of this writer, yet I must say that his con clusion is quite unwarranted. "The cause for this underestimation of eastern teams by Western men is due first to commendable loyalty to the home product, and to the fact that western men invariably base their conclusions on the eastern play they see in mid-season, a period when none of the big teams of the east is within 50 per cent of its final form. "There is no question of the great ad vance western football has made, and none is quicker than I to accord credit and praise nor is there any question of the high quality of material, with which the west is abundantly provided. . In deed, a large percentage of the best men we have on the eastern teams are west ern men. I am not so sure that a review of the last ten years of football would not result in finding that, of the most prominent players, a majority hailed from the West. Coming to the last season, by way of example, five of Yale's team are western men. Shevlin, the star end rusher, is from Minneapolis Kitiney, one ot the best tackles of the day, Is from Cleveland Rockwell, the little general of a quarterback, is from Portland, Ore. Bowman, one of the .most useful full backs of' the year, is from Union town, Pa., and Rafferty, the other end rusher, is from Pittsburg, Pa. It has long been my opinion, indeed, that one of the rea sons for Yale's athletic successes, is to be attributed to the infusion of -western blood in her teams. : No Second Line of Defense. "Comparing Michigan of this year with Yale or Harvard, the western team is in ferior in interference for the runner, pro tection on catching punts, second line of defense, and in the general finesse of the game. Perhaps the western weakness, which either of the eastern teams under consideration would find soonest, and to the disaster of the western, is the almost entire absence of a second line of defense. An attack such as that exhibited by Yale and Harvard would rip through the Michi gan single line ot defense almost Inva riably. "In respect to a second line of defense, curiously enough, Michigan and Prince ton were both alike and both deficient. Michigan stands in relation to the other western teams as does Yale in the east, for it is above comparison with its rivals. "In the matter of individual -western players, although there is abundant ma terial, as I have shown, yet players of the west never get the individual coaching given members of eastern teams, there fore the nmber of western individuals who show prominently are few lrr a sea son and when they do shine, it is be cause of exceptional brilliancy. "There are as good men in the west this year as every year, but only one is good enough to secure a place on the AU-Amer ican and substitute team." Mr. Whitney here refers to Weeks of Michigan, whom he places at quarter on the substitute Ail-American eleven. Qther western"men whom he classes. as worthy of mention are Heston and Sweeley of Michigan. Football Popularity Threatened. Taking up the question of mass plays, Mr. Whitney says: "Nineteen hundred an two closed an other, football season of devoted pursuit, of the battering ram principle no development of note marked the year's play no new skill was revealed in formatiqhs-r-nor. ex pertness in their .execution beyond,that of the previous season, The game was the same as that of 1901the premium on brute force placed, still higher. "Those of us who have Outlived our prejudices, and-ar-e: sincere friends of col lege sport, feel the present situation' in football-.-to be a serious- one, not because. of its -brutal play,' but solely because the hamrher-and-tongs style of game now in vogue is taking the .fun out of it for the players and eventually that means foot ball will lose-.its popularjity.' . - - "Football is a vigorous game,' and as such is to be commended, but. the batter ing ram principle of play has beehJ Credit Due to Yost. "The Michigan eleven of 1902, although not, I think, quite so good as that of 1901, Is yet one of the best in the country. It has weight and speed, and was well grounded Jn the fundamentals of the game. Considering it to be the work of a single coach, its finish and power were remarkable. In these days of football no man on. earth can bring an eleven up to the standard necessary to win a Yale or a Harvard game, where, it must be ac knowledged, the highest football skill is 4 annually revealed. At Harvard and at Yale there Is a coach for every man in the line and back, of it, all under the direction of one head coach. At Michigan, Mr. Yost was the sole coaching sponser for the eleven That he brought his team to' a point worthy of rank among the leaders of the country reflects great credit on the members Of the team, and must be considered as a very notable performance on the part of the coach. ried too far in recent years it has gone to the point where premium is placed-on mere brute strength where he chief de sideratum is weight, and where advanc ing the ball is by a crude proeess of ham mering the tackle, or some other man. in the opposing line, into helplessness.-.-- - - "The rules committee is not in sym-.: pathy with these objections and its. chair man publicly upholds the killing style of gam* permitted by existingr rules but it is hardly to .be expected that men re- THE MINNEAPOLIS JOURNAL. sponsible for the ^present conditions will admit of anything to criticize except In the opinions jit those who view the situa tion from a perspective apparently impos sible to the rules committee in general and to its chairman in particular. "Something must he done to lighten the hammering to which men in the line from tackle to tackle are subjected. I would hot do away with the battering ram principle, but I should make it less crush ing and'more nearly within the capabili ties of human bone and muscle to with stand for the limit of human endurance has been just about reached. We must put a premium on skill and speed, as against mere brute, strength and weight, and there are several ways of doing It most of them already discussed and fa miliar to football men. It is to be hoped the rules committee will view the situa tion frankly, for it has come to the point where the need of the game is impera tive ot more importance, Indeed, then even the committee itself. Vituperation and Mud Slinging.. "Even more seriously disturbing to the normal relation of football and of sport general to university life is the attitude of colleges one to the other, when aues tlons arise, concerning the eligibility of a player. A band of card-sharpers could not view the acts of one another more suspiciously than do some college athletic authorities. It is the question of an athlete's bona fides" raised through the newspapers by an unknown and, as likely as not, partizan and half-informed corre spondent, forthwith a newspaper war of recrimination is let loose, into which fac ulty, alumni and undergraduates fling themselves Jiot haste, slanging and ruf fiianly. No thought is taken of the indi vidual whose name is made the target for all manner of insinuations of wrong-doing, if not of open accusation. "And then the threats of ppotest! the bitterness of reproach with which the cal low youth inveigh against the offending college and all its members! Talk about hysteria! Why. the French are Teutonic compared with our faculties and. alumni during a football season! "Play the gamethe same spirit on the gridiron as in your. house the same for your opponents in the rush line as for your guest at dinner or over the billiard tabl6. I saw a Yale man throttleliter ally throttleKernan, sfc that he dropped the ball the,I two hands reached up in plain view of every oneand all saw them but the umpireand choked and choked. Such a man would cheat at your card table if he thought he could do so with out detection. The dirty players in foot ball are the thugs of society, and the dis grace of the university that tolerates their presence on a team. "I you find a player for a team or a college has cheated you, don't set up an infantile wail through the press or bury your hands in vituperative mud-slinging' drop them. If you cannot depend, on the word of a university and the hpnor-of its athletic representatives, do as you would do in private lifehave nothing further to do with them. "Play like a gentleman or do not play at all. "There was more uncalled for rough play in two of the big eastern games Harvard-Yale, Yale-Princetonthan has been seen for some time. Not before in a number of years have I seen so much foul play as I saw at Princeton and New Haven and Yale the offender. . The pity of it is that such a good team should, in dividually stoop to work so contemptible! Arid this was directly due to incompetent umpiring." California, via Tourist, Over the Rock Island Ry. In selecting a route to California the al titude and: climate'of the country trav ersed should naturally be given considera tion. The Rock Island system not only has the shortest line to the Pacific Coast, but also passes through a territory of the lowest altitude and a most genial tem perature. - Beginning Wednesday, and every Wednesday thereafter, the - Rock Island Ry. will run, a tourist Car from Minneapolis tot Jtfitk Angeles without change over the i fRoek-Island-EI Paso Route leaving- the. Milwaukee Depot at 7:10 p. m The car will be of the latest Pullman design and up-to-date'in every respect, and you may be assured of a most comfortable journey it. you go this way, a double berth through costs-but six dollars, and a nicer way to California can not be gone over Information and literature on California can be had at the Rock Island Ticket ^Office, 322 Nicollet Ave. % . ... At the Rock Island Office, 322. Nicollet avenue. 16 cents a- pack or two for a quar ter. Call and,see them. car^- Playing Cards. I would feel bloated after eating the plain- est meal. I would suffer with headache that nearly drove me crazy and would be so nervous-that if any one spoke a little quick to me f would cry. I could not help it. I was not fit for any kind of . work. Since I have been taking.RipansTabules the neigh- bors and hly friends notice the change arid inquire the cause, i always say Ripans did it. tl take one after each meal one be- retiring., : VV^M- - ::The family, bottle, 60 cents,: " ^r' --^ IF YOU DID NOT BUY last week you made money, as we have some surprises left for you in the shape of furniture that arrived too late for last week's sale* We do not want to carry it over, so we have marked the price where you can afford to purchase. In addition to the FANCY FURNITURE on sale, we offer the following bargains in every-day staple furniture. , QllAI*ifll f viral ouble the amount of S. & H. Green Trading Stamps given w *pouiCK8 H-AllOi spot cash purchases TUESDAY AND WEDNESDAY. ^ Stewart Steel Ranges Two Oak Chiffonier Bargains. Office Furniture The Store that Saves You Moneys First Ave* S. and Fifth St* CAPT. FRANCIS 6, BEACH'S SUICIDE. New Haven, Conn., Dec. 80.Captain Francis G. Beach, one of the prominent citizens of New Haven, died to-day from a pistol shot wound self-iutficfed, Dec. 4, during a fit of temporary aberration resulting from illness. During the second administration of President Cleveland fie was postmaster here. He was well known in military circles. BOUTELL BROS. DECEMBER 30, 1902. JUDGE KoNALLY HEXTONS. San Francisco, Dec. 30.J. C. McNally, United States consul general to Guatemala, has ar rived here from Central America en route to his former home at Pittsburg, Pa. He Ma been as signed to Liesre, Belgium. Prior to bis ap pointment as consul general he was a federal judge in Utah. . - contains.a supply,for ^year f ^1and ^ . . - - 4* &%"""- 35, ?.//. New York, Dec. 30.Imogene Tracy, one of the best known of soubrettes of a generation ago, is dead as the result of a fall downstairs at her home in this city. Miss Tracy took up-the part Of Topsy -in "Uncle Tom's Cabin," after the role had haen created by Marie Bates, and played it for meuy years. She was tlie one chosen to play the part in Europe at the time a fund was raised to have the play produced there. with all All purchases ofCarpet made 00 Tuesday and Wednesday will be made, laid and furn- ished with paper free, thus savins you 15c a yard on your caipet. f - M v I- i3 -.! ' j /-?.