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CITY NEW S
WEATHER NOW AND THEN
Minimum Temperature To-day 15
Degrees a Year Ago 2 Degrees.
A Residence Wiped OutThe residence
of Mrs. William Simmons on Glrard ave
nue near Lake street was destroyed by
lire late this afternoon. The residence was
a large frame structure, and was valued
at about $6,000.
Camera Club MeetingWednesday eve
ning the Minneapolis Camera club, which
affiliates with the Fine Arts sooiety, will
be shown Rochester and Buffalo slides.
They include many views of Japanese art
and are very fine.
- Y. M. C. A. Banquet.The annual ban
quet of the educational department of the
Young Men's Christian association was
held last night In the association build
ing. About 275 were present. The ad
dress was delivered by Mayor J. C.
Merchants' Excursion Rates This is
the first day of the first merchants' spec
ial spring excursion to the twin cities.
The coming rates are good until Jan. 31,
and the returning rates from Jan. 26 to
Feb. 10. It is expected that by Monday a
good number will be registered in Min
John A. Schlener'a Illness.President
John A. Schlener of the board of educa
tion was overoome by faintness while at
tending the union commencement exer
oises at the East Side high school last
evening and it was necessary,to take him
homo. There he soon recovered, however.
: To-day his condition Is reported satis
Dr. Anna Shaw To.NlghfcDr* Anna
Shaw, the most brilliant speaker of the
group of able and intelligent women who
are at the head of the movement for a
new status for women, will spak at
Plymouth church to-night on "The Ne w
Man." This is the second of the Ne w
Century lectures and the prospects are for
a large attendance.
A Young GraduateIn reporting the
eighth grade graduation exercises yes
terday mention of the final recitation on
the program, "The Bishop and the Cow,":'
was inadvertently omitted. " The seleotioa
was delivered in a most oredltable mari
ner by Howard J. Williams of the Horace
Mann school, the youngest boy to secure
a place on the list of speakers. H e is
Mr. Morrill Called AwayRev. G. L.
Morrill leaves to-night for Owensboro,
Ky.. having been called by telegraph to
conduct the funeral of Mrs. P. J. Miller,
: a prominent member of the First Baptist
church, his former pastorate. H e will
preach to-morrow for his brother, Rev.
Herbert Morrill, at the Chicago Gospel
Ship. The Chicago Avenue Baptist pul
pit will be filled by a supply.
"A Serious Question."John W. Arc
tander will address the afternoon men's
meeting at the Young Men's Christian as -
sociation at 8:30 p. m. to-morrow. His
subject will be "A Serious "Question."
Shibley's orchestra will give the musical
program: The address a week from to
morrow will be by Preston W. Search of
Worcester, Mass., a prominent lecturer
Jn the east. H e will speak on the subject,
Lest W e Forget."
To Look Into IrrigationA. L. Crocker
will leave to-night for an extended trip
through the west, returning about March
1. Mr. Crocker goes to look after sev
eral land deals and will go the length of
the coast from Seattle down, returning
through Utah an the territory where the
government Irrigation work is being
carried on. a matter in which Mr. Crock
er is heavily interested.
The Journal, (six issues per week)
" COLUMNS more ad
vertising during 1902 than any
other Minneapolis paper, daily and
Sunday Issues combined..
CO M prove this.
Average daily circulation of
The Journal for Dec, 1903,
Sample Canvass of
336 Eve. Tribunes
295 Morn. Tribunes
20 Apartment Houses
48 Eve. Tribunes
44 Morn. Tribunes
Sheridan Ave. W 21st St.
S Journals '
0 E. Trlbs.
3 M. Trlbs.
A LECTTTKE TREAT.
H. L. Willett will deliver his lecture. "Legend
and .Life,'' Fejj. 16, in the Portland Avenuje
Church of Christ. Dr. Willett is well known in
the lecture'Held and was heard in. Minneapolis,
in Westminster church, during the national con
vention of the Christian church, a year ago.
- SEVEN TO ONE
Sometimes the weight goes
tip that way when taking Scott's
Emulsion. Seven pounds of
new, healthy flesh from a one
pound bottle of Scott's Emul
sion is on record.
Scott's Emulsion brings
everything to its aid good ap
petite, strong digestion, rich
iblood, new body strength, and
above all the power to get all
-the good out of ordinary food..
For those who are in need
of more flesh there' is nothingi
better., Xhin folks-tryv it p.
We'll tend yea a little to try, ii you like,
SCOXT & BOWNE, 409 Pearl street, New-York.'
1 M. Tribe.
VIEWED BY MB, TAFT
Famous Sculptor Discusses Fjelde's
Hiawatha, Rejected by the
He Says Fjelde Did Better Work,
but That This Is Not^ '
....JJVW . !.- Bad.-'.! ypfiK* .''
"It would look very'well as a bronae group
among the foliage of Minnehaha park," said
Lorado.-Taft, the Chicago sculptor, speaking to
day of Fjelde's "Hlawatba and Minnehaha," the
plaster cast of which: frcs. rejected by the Min
neapolis municipal art commission as an un
suitable model for reproduction in bronze at
Mr..Tart gave his-oplnipn^flthont knowing
that the art commission had balanced the group
la-its-official scales and found. It'wanting.
"Yea,' 'he continued, "Fjelde haV done a legi*
tlmate workc tier*. ' If not* at all absurd. It
would no doubt afford a great deal of pleasure
to the school children, who paid for It, If they
could see it at the park. The group would hate
a praiseworthy effect. It is poetic and Imagina
tive, and harmonizes very well with the ' poem
that it is intended to illustrate*"
Informed of. the objections that hare been
advanced against "Hiawatha and Minnehaha."
Mr. Taft replied: "I've seen other works by
Fjelde which were much more ^obust,-'iuueh-vbet-
ter conceived. But when the Hiawatha group
was exhibited at Chicago, in, 1SW3, 1, decided
that Fjelde should have-a chance.to do,hinuielf
justice. lie seems to have, been hampered by
the advice of someone else.
"On technical grounds, much may be said
against the group. Its - lines-fere not satisfac
tory and the Minnehaha, in particular, is a
rather weak sister. - But 1 don't agree with
-those that would judge all art by its tech
nique. A great deal must be conceded' to the
formative conception and to the general effect.
Now, Fjelde has set forth a pretty Inspiration
that would be sure to please almost everyone.
Home precautions should, perhaps, be taken. The
group should- be put upon d low pedestala nat
ural boulder, maybe-and foliage should be so
arranged about as to conceal the front view and
give, prominence to the sideviews .." ' It.I recall
the matter correctly, it is the front view that
displays Minnehaha, who is not well designed.
But the figure of Hiawatha Is veiT^mueh*'better.
"As to the features of Mr. and Mrs."Hiawatha
not being altogether Indian, this should be re
memberedthat it is very difficult to say what
the typical Indian -features are. I've seen
even pictures of gentlemen who looked like
fourteenth century. Florentines. But nevertheless
they were born in wigwams. The artistic
trademark of an Indian used to be a Roman
nosemade. In Rome. Fjelde's Indians, appear
considerably more realistic than Thomas. Craw
ford's famous statue of 'The Indian Warrior'
to which is given such prominence by the His
torical society in New York.
"No, Minnehaha creek wasn't a rushing river
when I last saw it, although the Fjelde group
Is supposed to recall Longfellow's mention" of
such a stream. Neither would the late Mr. H.
have played automobile for his wifey, even on a
very wet occasion, had he been a genuine Sioux
or Ojlbway. But Fjelde was illustrating Long
fellow, and the statuary is quite as aboriginal as
A member of the art commission expressed
much Interest to-day in the cricieisin of the
Fjelde group that was made by Mr. Taft. But
the member said that the commission folt con
strained to adhere to its previous conclusion.
"Among the objections to the group which we
regard as unsurmountable," added the member,
"is a grave anatomical error. Had Hiawatha
actually tried to hold Minnehaha in the position
in which he is represented, he would have
fallen flat upon bis faceand
FIRE DEPARTMENT CHANGES
Chief Canterbury Submits List of
Men to City Council.
In the list of appointments in the fire
department, submitted to the city coun
cil last night by Chief Canterbury, few
changes from last year's list appeared.
Samuel Andrews, assistant engineer of
engine company No. 16, Frank Hessek,
pipeman of the same company, and P. W.
Mixer,. engineer at engine company No.
7, were dropped from the list. Twenty
new names were submitted. A. M. Niles,
a pipeman, was promoted to the position
of engineer and will probably be assigned
to engine company No. 7. Adolf Heir
holzer, a pipeman, was promoted to a
lieutenancy and Lieutenant J. Q. Gllman
was made a captain. '
In the past year Chief Canterbury re
ceived only seven reports of misconduct
upon the part of firemen. Four of the
offenders were reprimanded and two of
them were given a few days in the house
The other man was discharged.
EXHIBIT FOR LONDON
Work of Minneapolis School Children Now
Being Shown In Goodfellow's
The school children's exhibit, Which is
now in Goodfellow's Nicollet avenue show
windows, has been attracting much at
tention during the past few days.
The exhibit, comprising drawings,
water colors, basket work, etc., is sooij to
be sent to London to give the Britishers
an opportunity to see what Minneapolis
school children can do.
DELAY FOR HAMMOND
Trial on Charge of Running a Gambling
House Is Deferred Until
Another continuance was granted in the
case of George. J. Hammond, president
of the Coe Commission company, charged
with keeping a gfanibling- house. The
case was. called for trial In the municipal
court this morning, but ^was set 'for
Feb. 7. --.:-\. J^' "& K I
ST. ANTHONY LEADS
Standing* of Clubs In the Greater Mhfhe-*
apolis Bowling League Are
The standings of the clubs - m -the
Greater Minneapolis Bowling League, ac4
cording to the figure's of the secretary^
follow: - :','..-. . , , !
St. Ahthofhy ...-.
Seven . - Corners...
MRS. AMANDA B. MERRIAM, mother
of Edw. A. Merriani and MrJ3..'II. N. Tftno
lafr, died yesterday at the hospital "off1ier
son, Di \ Brackett, iri Chatrlei City, JWa
Death was unexpected and came aa 'the
result of a street car accident last JJep^
tember, wheri she was severely injured!
-The -funeral will take place- Sunday, Jani
25, at 3 p. m.. from BL A.Merriam's res4
idence, 2713 Irving.ayjfaue S.",Cincinnati
Cambridge, N. Y., arid Denver and
Orleans papers please copy.-- ~ . . i
MRS. M. E. PALMER, 2839 Twenty-i
second avenue S, died at the city hospital
Tuesday 'of lieart failure. The funeral
services will he held from John Gleason^s
undertaking rooms, 84 Seventh street, S,
Sunday at 2:30 p. m.
AVERY R. COULSON-'r-The remains of
Avery R. Coulson, who died in Beaumont
Tex., Thursday, will,^ upon their arrival,
be buried from the home of his daughter,
Mrs.. C. E. ?eeke, 2647-Stevens avenue.
MR8. ADDIE G. HAMPSON died early
this-morning at her home, 2983 .Emerson
avenue N. Funeral 2 p. m., Sunday from
Fremont Avenue Congregational church,
Fremont and Thirty-second avenues N.
MRS. JENNIE MARIE BJORKMAN,
aged 31, ^died Friday. .... FuneraL .from
residence, 1617 Nicollet avenue, Monday
at 10 a. m.
,-..- ST. JPAUJ,.LABOEEK...KILLS SIMSELR
AnflreTr Nelson, a laborer^rerfding-lii gt.'^Paul.'
committed suicide, in hi8_,rooim last -Ajght by,
shooting himself*in the* temple.- He stood before1
a mirror and tOQlBC^rpfijl. alpa. .He. is sairf
tb^haTe no relatives-In-thMcoiintry. -
- Do not despair of curing your sick
headache when you' can so easily obtain
Carter's Little kWetryififiv^jrhey will ef-j
feet a prompt .and permanent cure. Their
action is mild and natural,
' , .'-
Announced. : h !
22 16 '
THANKED THE GOOBT
Wm. English, Hold-Up Artist, Ex-
presses Gratitude for a Five-
Early, Who Stole a Horse and
Buggy, Goes Up for Four
A confessed hold-urj artist, William
(English, this morning appeared before
Judge Harrison and was sentenced to five
years in the state penitentiary. H e ac -
cepted his fate with apparent calmness
and said "thank you" in the most polite
tone when the judge rTad finished.
Notwithstanding the fact that the de
fendant had pleaded guilty to the charge
of grand larceny in the seoond degree,
the state introduced several witnesses in
order that the court might know the ex
act nature of the case. Officers Brown"
and Crummy told their story of the cap-,cording
ture of English, stating that they had
been given a tip as to the intention of
the man and had concealed themselves!
in a closet of James Vasey's saloon on
the night of the hold-up. From this place
they watched the whole proceeding and
ru*shed out in time to .order English to[
hold up his hands and to shoot at and
finally wound and capture him: They
swore that the second hold-up man made:
good his escape by disappearing into the
kitchen and aftev they had gone in pur-!
suit of English he left the place in safety. |
The officers' story was practically cor-f
roborated by James Vasey, the proprietorj
of the saloon.
"The officers have misstated the facts
concerning the escape of the man whol
helped me in that job," said the prisoner
when asked by the court what he had to:sition
say in regard to the case. Thereupon he:
proceeded to tell his version of the story,!
tending to show that the man who escaped
was a stool pigeon of the detectives and
that this man had planned the robbery
in order to give the detectives a chance
to distinguish themselves. * H e intimated
that this man's escape was suspicious.'
Mr. Vasey denied the truth of this ver
sion of the story and the court then pro-!
ceeded to pronounce sentence.
William Early, convicted of grand lar-i
ceny In the second degree was sentenced
to four years In the penitentiary. H e was!
proved to have stolen a horse and buggy
from the Parcher livery barn. .
Frederick W. Mack, indicted on two ac -
cusations of forgery In the second degree,
was given a reform school sentence by|
the court. Judge Harrison examined the
prisoner closely and announced that, ow -
ing to the fact that the young man had
pleaded guilty and that this was , he be
lieved, his first offense, he would give
him .& chance to reform and be a man.
INQUIRY WILL G O O N
lady, Commercial Club's Quest Into City
Improvement Fund Account-
Accountant at Work.
Chairman W. G. Ny e of the publio af
fairs committee of the Commercial club,
says that the action taken by the city
council last night in regard to the In
vestigation of the oity accounts will not
affect fhe work already begun by the
Commercial club along the same lines.
"We have engaged an accountant," said
Mr. Nye, "and he has been at work for
two or three days investigating the per
manent improvement fun^U Our work is
quite distinct'from that' of the council^
and there, was no .Intention..io^uauo?,. the
functions of that body. If there has been
any mistake in the application of money
fronj this fund, we wish to see where the
mistajce lay, so that if another bond issue
is made, similar mistakes can be guarded
against. There Is, of course, no suspicion
that any money was. intentionally- mis-i-slble that the defendants used
Industrial Betterment. 3V |.
The Commercial club committee on "in-
dustrial betterment met to-day to dis
cuss plans. -The committee does not in
tend to take up the .wage question,, but
simply to work toward securing better
sanitary conditions In factories and large
business establishments. Many Minneap
olis Anns have already taken commendr
able steps In establishing laundries, lava*
tories, etc., in their plants.
MANGLED B Y LOCOMOTIYE
Walter Aird, a Switchman of the
Minneapolis Eastern By., Prob-
ably Fatally Injured.
Waiter Aird, a switchman employed ^by
the Minneapolis Eastern railway.and liv
ing at the Sixth Avenue hotel, - was Tilt
by a St. Louis passenger -train in the
tunnel under High street this morning
and received injuries from which l\e will
die. H e was taken to Str'Barnaba's hos-.
pital in the central police station patrol
Aird was at work in the tunnel with a
switch engine. The. smoke from the en -
gine so filled the, tunnel .that he could
scarcely see. H e stepped put of the way
of one train and in doing so stepped
immediately in front of-the Minneapolis
& St. Louis passenger which was pulling
in at a good rate of speed. The engine
knocked him down'and the wheels passed
over his legs, cutting his left leg off, just
below the knee, crushing,his right foot
and breaking the^ leg in two places. Hi s
back was also injured and_ he sustained
internal injuries which the physicians,
think fatal. 7 .
Aird" has a'.brother at Centralia, 111.,
and another at Carroll, 111. He is 24 years
POUND JUST I N TIME
Escaping Gas Had Nearly Finished
Charles Hubert and Os
, Charles Hubert, aged 19, and Oscar
Weil, aged 18f had a narrow escape from
in their room at the Beau
mont hotel. 21 Washington.avenue N,'t\l s
morning. ' They are at the city hospital
arid are said to be out of danger.
One of the young men came home latje
last night and in some way extinguished
the light without turning off the
When the chambermaid went to their
room this morning she smelled gas aiio!
notified the landlord. He called in Of
ficer Joseph Kolentersky who broke open
the'door and found both men lying in the
NEXT MERGER HEARING
It Will -Take Place Wednesday Before
Commissioner Ingeraoll at
The. hearing : in the estate's suit against
the. merger will be, resumed in SU, Paul,
next Wednesday at 11 o'eleqk. F.K3
Ingersoll, the special commissioner who.
is,taking the,evidence,, was, obliged, to
postpone it "from Monday on account ,:6if
having a case in court. It-is not likely
that the state will present any further
evidence, unless it is in rebuttal, and it is.
understood that the defense will put,in
most of the evidence by stipulation, so
the work will be finished next week, un
less a hitch- of some "sort occurs. Mr.
Ingersoll will then "transmit the evidence
to the court,'which'will set" the paoe for
arguments, which wilkfirst be-madron
, the question of jurisdiction* ^ ^__
SHOE CO. I AY MOVE
Shaft-Fierce Company Receives a
falsehoods in an effort to have these,, pat
rons cancel their . contracts, with Ogg &/
Coie that the defendants eyen tried to
secure a lease that, would dispossess, the
plaintiffs from their offices. By false
promises and other frauds it was. alleged
the defendants tried to take employes
from the service of Jhe plaintiffs. And
finally, when Ogg & Cole4
the Oudahy company a contract for paint
ing a large number or local Bigrfs, the de
fendants, it was /charged. hit'persistent
misrepresentation, prevented the prompt
fulfilment of the contract on the part of
the' "Ciidahy" company ,-
signs near those of Ogg & Cole which
would! render the plaintiff's signs useless.
Damages were sought to the amount of
150,000 as well as a permanent injU'ncr
tion preventing the defendants from iiir
ther interference "with the plaintiff's busi
Judge Simpson found that there had
been actual conspiracy as complained of,
and that the' conspirators were George
J. Shere, E. H. Sohoer, the Minnesota
Advertising company, incorporated by
Messrs. Gunning, Bherer, Breslauer and
Scott, and the Northern Display Adver-.
tising company, 'successor to the Minner
sota company. The court supported prac
tically all the allegations of the plain
tiff. But he decided that no guilt had
been shown to attach individually to the
Cudahy company the Sherer Sign com
pany^ or to Messrs. Hoffman, McAllister,
Scott or Breslauer. An injunction- was
refused on the ground that the principal
contract concerned - had ^almost expired,
and that any injunction would have to
be so general as to be non-enforceable.
But damages were awarded to the plain
tiff in the sum of $1,160. The.usual stay
was taken. _ ....... , *
QMS JOUKNAE.T ^ f , ^
Proposition to Locate Factory
The Strike- Here and Facilities
, in Faribault.
Offered There Predispose Com-
pany to the Change
The .Shaft-Price Shoe company may. re
move its plant to Faribault.
The company has ..'a proposition to re
move under consideration. Recent labor
troubles have done much to persuade the
Shalf-Price officials that, a removal might
be a. good thing.
The Saturday before Christmas the cut
ters at the Shaft-Price factory went out..
They had submitted a:
rate of $16.50 per week,, to supersede the
piece system under which cutters had
been paid from $.15 to $17.50 a week, ac
to the amount of work done. The
company refused to grant the proposed
scale, and the works were shut down,
throwing 105 men out of employment.
Last,Monday an effort was made to re
sume work and. the factory Is now. run
ning, although it Is shprthanded, about
fifty of the old employea still being out,
W. W". Heffelflngep admitted this morn
ing, that the plant, might be moved to
Faribault. Said he: ,
"We are considering, a proposition from
Faribault now and., if we can agree on
terms, we will go there.. What is more,
we aren't far apart at the present time.
We can get a suitable building there,
with-good trackage facilities and, as we
So not own our own buildings here, the
renjoval would not entail any considerable
loss. We considered carefully the propo
made to. us by our cutters and re
jected ft only after we had become con
vinced that we could not afford to grant
the terms asked. We want to run our
own business and if we can't do it here
we will have to go elsewhere."
The Shaft-Pierce company has no con
nection with the North Star Shoe com
pany, except that some of its stock is held
by "men who are also interested in the
North Star corporation.- "
SIGNS OF 1 -CONSPIRACY
Court Finds the Use of Trust Meth-
ods in the Local Sign Board
Many evils of the trust. are verified In
the findings, and the decision of Judge,
Simpson for the plaintiff in the case of
Ogg & Cole against the Gunning System
et al. A severe penalty was imposed upon
the. defendants f w - their efforts . to ruin
The complaint was filed in the district
court last April by a local advertising
firm. The defendants ' named were the
Gunning System and R. J. Gunning of
Chicago the George H. Sherer Sign com
pany, George J. Sherer the Minnesota,
Advertising ebmpahy, * Michael -Br eslauer,
L. N Scott, Norman H. McAllister, Rob
ert G . Hoffman, Northern. Display Adver
tising company, E. H. Schroerall of the
twin cities:and the Cudahy Packing com
pany of Chicago. The plaintiffs were .rep
resented by Attorney H. V. Mercer of this
city.:'... ', ,/-
The. defendants were charged with con
spiracy. tp ruin the,business of the plain
tiff. ..They enjoyed,, it was .alleged,- a
practical* monopoly^^pf. the1:.-biU-board. and
outside di^Pl ^ aiJy^fUsIng" iri. .Minneapo
demand for a flat
patrons... .._,,.,_.___. .,.
defendants attempted, to dissolve .jthe plain
tiff flrmr by repeating to one papjnber glan
ders about the other that the" defendants
falsely, informed, patrons of Qggf &- Coje*
that .the firm was .dishonest and. frr'espoi-
BOYS IN TROUBLE J 1
They Tell a Story of "Hard Luk"
Get 40 Days Each.
'-. James Connors and John Thpmasy.aged
18 and 17 years, respectively, were iff
police . court this' morning charged Mt h
stealing clothing from the home of.W: L.
Wallace, 1225. Hawthorn avenue. They
pleaded guilty, and Judge Dickenson
sentenced them to the workhouse for forty
days. - - ''-..
Connors, Who is. a white.boy,' sate he
had Jeft his home m Cincinnati, Ohio,
a.bout three years ago Because his father
and mother quarreled so much that he
could not stand it to remain at home..
He secured employment as ft cabin boy.
on an Ohio river steamer, and later on
the lakes, whence he 'drifted to Minne
apolis. H e has written to his relatives,
but they have paid no attention to his
letters. The first night that Connors
was in Minneapolis-he was obliged to
seek lodging at the South Side police sta
tiohi and there .met Thomas, his com
panion in last night's theft. Thomas is
a colored boy and has. been away from
his home in. Evansvilje.j Irid., for over a
year. Th boys say:.'.tfeey. stole the clothes
last night because' they needed something
better to. wear, ln.r seeking employment,
than the raga theS* had- Bpthi boys ap
peared to feel bad about being sent to the
workhouse and declare their' itrtentlbn to?
reform.., Connors says that he will return
to Cincinnati hi the spring.
IILOWBY Ato SENATC^SHIP k
La|$e Not Mentioned hy former at
-- ^^ \::-_Washington.''*''"'
Advices .to....- The J o u,,riia 1 from
Washington, say -that Thomas .Lowry did
not mention the senatorship while there,
dispatches in the morning papers to .the
contrary notwithstanding. However, there
is, a very general feeling here that Mr.
Lowry intends to be a candidate, but it
is too early for ,him to make any an
nouncement, and his friends do not take
any, stock in, the storj .' ^ ^.'
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HILL KNOCKS G. T. P.
Cr. N. Magnate'Tells Toronto News-
Defective Page ]
paper Why- the Grand Trunk
Pacific Scheme Won't Do.
Canadian Wheat Won't Come to
Minneapolis and C. P. R. & C.
and' even erected
N. Can Saul It All.
In an interview given to the Toronto
World,, primarily to discuss the question
of subsidizing the proposed Grand Trunk
Pacific railway, President J. J. Hill of the
Great Northern discussed -some other
matters more or less-related to the main
question. Excerpts from the interview
are given below, and particular attention
Is called-to what he sa ys about the grain
There is no tariff on grain that Is shipped
into this market "to" be manufactured into
flour for export.
cheap -power, offers every inducement for
this class of traffic, ye't it secures but a
what we do of Canadian coal with.more
i practical regulations* -I^iave no- ambition
to place a line east of Chicago.
"When do I . think Canada will have
reached su.Gh a stage of .development as
t a warrant capital in constructing an -
other through line across the Dominion?
WelC we .are, early in the century ntxvf ^
I.should say it will be well along An the
century .before a new system, will. be-war
ranted by the increase- in businessV J rThep
too, the difficulties, of operating the pro
posed line ag far.north as I understand
the Grand Trunk Pacific is . figured on,
will be a serious, nroblem from an eco
nomical view.. W -.:
'.-"' Invasion . Bogey.
"This so-called 'invasion' of Canada in
my judgment has been overrated," in that
it will make little difference in the gen
eral manner of doing, business in the Do -
minion. The country Is so large that the
new settlers will be rapidly assimilated.
Of "course the Northwest' Canadian farm
er is further from the ultimate market
with his grain-than any other producer,
but he. offsets,_th.ls disadvantage by
"This talk of an agreement between my
interests and those of Canadian lines by
which we will reach into the territory of
each other is, of course, without founda
tion. The Great Northern, has numerous
branches right up to the'Canadian'border
to natural connections' with the.Canadian
railways, but natural ^conditions regulate
this traffic In the Canadian northwest.
Those unfamiliar with the facts would
say the Canadian grain trade does not
filter down through' these channels. Into
the states, because of the tarift on the
entry of grain into the states.' This is
hot the reason. ,
into that market yia .Canadian, lines in
definitely. Of course,-the great lakes.will
always secure a share of. thja traffic, but
as railroads paralleling water courses in
the states, have driven the traffic largely
by the rail routes,- so will the transpor
tation of this grain in. the future be con
fined chiefly. to the railroads as far as
the tide water... This calls for the im
provement of the railroad facilities of the
Dominion, but the problem .must be
solved/in a practical way. . Canada has
practically two transcbntinierital lines, and
that is one for. each, two and a half mil
lion . people, while the United States has
but one transcontinental. llfie for each
14,000,000 of population. '. These' are fig
ures that deserve careful thought. *
Government for the C. P.. R. ,
"The estimatedgraln yield for next year
for Manitoba and the adjacent grain pro
ducing section - ? of the" Canadian North
west is 100,000,060 bushels. The C. P.:VR.
should transport this yield, as vast as it
is. The Great Northern last year trans
ported more than 100,000,^00 bushels, of
grain, in addition to its other business.
It is a one^t-rack line, as is the C. Pi R.
Of course,' the C. P. R. is at a disad
vantage because it is constructed on what
is known as the 'high-grade,' whereas to
day modern engineering calls for the *low
grade' for economical purposes. This, dif
ference-in construction requires the road
to do almost as much work as if it were
twice as long: But, in addition, =.here is
the Canadian Northern to help move-the
grain crop of the Canadian Northwest. ,
"I have no connection with any inter
ests in Canada to-day. W e have a
branch into the Crow's Nest coal, region*
but that is to get fuel for our own lines
out of there. : Even this is seriously in
terfered with by the to'nnage tax. W e
- x:ould uses millions o!tons
"No. the natural channel of t^jis vast
Canadian grain traffic is through Cana
dian sources of transportation to the sea.
My judgment is that its/course will never
be diverted. The, ultimate market, of this
grain, of. course, is England. It
tility of soil, cheapness of land and gen
eral alertness.. H e is. able, therefore, to
compete successfully . with the .Yankee
farmer_in domestic or foreign markets.
AH "EXAM" FOB CARRIERS.
An examination will be held at the federal
building Thursday, Jan. 20, to obtain additional
carriers for the rural, free delivery service.. Two
more' carriers have been recommended for Hen
nepin county. One Of"these, says Special Agent
Gilbert Gutterson, who has been rearranging the
county routes, should be appointed for Richfield
and Bloomlngton township*, and. another, should
be named for a route on the wtrt side, north of
the city, limits.
REAL ESTATE TRANSFERS.
Wiliam E-. Haskell and wife, to Adelbert R.
Taylor, part' of lot 4, block IS, Jackson, Daniels'
& Whitney's addition, $15,000.
Adalbert R. Taylor to Olga von W. Haskell,
part of lot 4,' block 18, Jacksoto,'Daniels & Whit
ney's additon, $15,000. r
Robert T .Newhall to Home Savings and Ixmn
Association, lot 6, Beebe's ontlots, $150.
Martha G. Bailey.to WHheknlnnie-La Belle,
lot 1, block 1, Fdrest Heights, $250. .
Ida" A - Merrill ..and husband to Bertha Lee,
lot 3, block 34,, Calhoun Park,,. $600,
Scottish American Mortgage company, llmfted,
to FiJix- Martello, j?ai$ of lots 3 and 14, block
20, Wilson's, rearrangement, $1,650. / ,
Clara A. H. Aldrlcb to Charles G. Menzel,
lot 6, block 128, Towtf t Minneapolis, $2,000
Girard Investment company to Roderick Mc
Inniav lotf'13. 'and south half- lot 18,. block 15,
Pleasant Park addition, $137. .
Home Savings and Loan Association to H. F.
Newhall, .part of lot 1, block 38, East Side addi
tion, $700. '_-
James J. Hill and wife to Thomas H. Shevlln
in .section 10-117-23. etc., $20,000.
Gris J. Pauly" and wife to Yale Realty com
pany, lot -5, Demeuele'.s subdivision, $350.
Two minor deeds. $2.
Total, IS deeds, $55,839.
.. N-. W.-Cook, 1919 Humboldt avenue S dwell
one minor permit, $20.
BUILDING PERMITS. '
MARRIAGE LICENSES. ,
' Andrew H. Mickc-lson and Alice M. Faiken
berg. .. . .
Isaflore Lawn and Eve Feffernan.
T ?"- "~BIItTHi!
''SimohrtsMr. and Mrs. John, 712 Humboldt
avenue N, girl. . -
BakerMr. and Mrs. Lonis, 1816 Fifth avenue
DahlMr. and Mrs. J. A., 2304 Eleventh ave
nue S, boy.
StrudwickMr. and Mrs. Arthur, 8141 FindT
.ley jjlace,. girl. - . '
MatsVmMr. and Mrs. Gust, "4228 PoHtnad
avenue, boy. * -
BrundageMr. and Mrs. Will F._giri. . i
JohnsonMr. and Mrs. Monsf 1607 Madison
street. .NK, boy. . - , r
' - WhiteMr. and Mrs. Arthur, 143? Fifth street^
* Blanchard-^-Mr. and Mrs. William, 3121 Blghl
teenth avenue Si girl.
StaudtMr. and Mrs. Edward, 3041 Nicollet
avenue, boy. . . _ . j
ElmerMr. and'Mrs. George H., 8018 Grand
.NielsonMr.-and Mrs. Alfred H., girl.
SmithMr. and Mrs. Mathew, 3530 Ninth avel
one S, girl. - _- . ,
* "DEATHS. , : ' l
BrackenTBllen,, 10ir8Mary La BranAlice 310 Flndle y place. :
CodyMaria, 1*2B Third street N.
HortonGeorge Washington, 226 Twentieth
O'BrienJames, Home for the Aged. .
HinelineRosetta J., 717 Ninth tartlet m"-
' SheehanMicael. St. Mary's hospital.- f .1-
LuchtMinnie. Swedish hospital. - , -- ". -
GotbergKobeit A., 3837 Nicollet avenu*.
It "is deeper than that.
! Minneapolis, with its
in excess of
place. * '"-
MANY CLOSE CALLS
Passengers on the. Wrecked Great
. Western Buffet Car Had Nar-
The Belated Travelers Beach Min-
neapolis, Some Swathed in
Minneapolis passengers who were on the
Great Western train wrecked near Free
port, 111., Thursday night, arrived in the
city last evening about twelve hours late.
Of the men who were in the buffet car
at the time of the accident all had their
faces and hands bandaged, and Eugene
H. Day. was said to be in a dangerous
condition. He was at once taken to his
home, 219 Second street NE. He is a
nephew of W. H. H. Day, with whom he
was sitting when the wreck. occurred and
who was killed.
, Passengers on the train agree as to the
details of the wreck. They say that the
engine struck a defective frog, was thrown
from the track and turned half way
around. It started to plow up an em -
bankment and then fell back, completely
demolishing the baggage car and crash
ing into the buffet car, which was at
once filled with scalding steam. The bag
gage car burned.
State Senator H. W. Stone of Benson,
who escaped with only minor injuries,
describes his experience thus:
"I was the least injured of any of the
passengers in the buffet car, and how I
escaped. Instant death is a mystery. I was
sitting at. a small table in the forward
part of the buffet car with W. H. H. Day,
M. B. Lord and Eugene Day. Suddenly
there was a^prash, the lights went out
and the next instant the side of the car
was torn away and olouds of scalding
steam filled what was left of the car.
When I came to myself I was lying at the
other end of the car with a mass of
wreckage piled on top of me."
Leo Saloman of Sacramento, who was on
the train, says he heard the engineer
call for help after he had been pinned to
the ground underneath the tender. H e
says it was impossible to aid him, how
ever, owing to the steam.
Of the other injured men, M. B. Lord
of Morris left the train at St. Paul and
was taken to St. Luke's hospital. H e was
badly scalded, bruised and cut, but his
injuries are not serious. John Washburn
of the Washburn-Crosby Milling compa
ny came through to Minneapolis and was
met at the train and promptly driven to
his home. Mr. Washburn was completely
swathed in bandages, but will suffer no
permanent bad effects from his experi
ence. In speaking of the accident he said:
"Mr. Bell and myself, with a number of
the other passengers, were in the buffet
oar, Our first intimation that there was
anything wrong was when the car left
the, rails and commenced bumping oyer
"Irt-a second the lights were extin
guished and the glass globes were shiv
ered to atoms, leaving us in total dark
ness. The entire side of the car was torn
off in the shock that followed, and we
were enveloped in a cloud of steam from
"Mr. Bell and myself felt our way to
the passageway, where Mr. Bell broke
open a window and managed to let in a
little air. W e made our escape through
the door. Mr. Da y was with us at the
time, and did not seem to be severely
injured, as he was able to walk some little
distance to a house."
J. S. Bell was only slightly injured. With
other passengers Mr. Bell worked to get
the cars still tupon the track after the
sraashirtip ' at a safe, distance from the
.burning .baggage car. The men pushed
the remainder of the train away, a task
that was made comparatively easy by a
down grade. After they "had been started
the cars ran of their own accord and had
to be braked before they could be brought
to a standstill.
Or D. Nesse, the baggageman, is a resi
dent of this gity and lives at 801 Henne
pin avenue. H e is unmarried and has
no relatives here. H e was severehr cut
and bruised but will recover. 9
Other Minneapolitans on the train were
Mr. and Mrs. Max Steam, who escaped
with only, a shaking-up and Leonard A.
Day, who was not hurt.
Following the wreck the local Great
Western officials did everything in their
power to relieve the fears of people who
had- friends or relatives on the train.
Details, of the accident were given out at
once*-- -A,list of the dead and injured was
furnished to the newspapers, and every
effort was made to make the information
THE LESSON OF THE COAL STRIKE.
2Vi*03. - & '/ - - - - - r^!31
The corporations most essential to the public welfare are the life
insurance companies. Wo can find a substitute for anthracite coal, but
the security of our families is dependent on the continued soundness
and good management of life insurance companies. In this connection,
note President BooieYelt's tribute to the state of Massachusetts. H e
said: "Here in Massachusetts you,have what I regard as. on the whole,
excellent corporation laws/ I think that most of our difficulties would
be im a fair .way of solution if we had the power to put on the national
statute books, and did put on them, laws for the nation like those you
hare here, on the subject of corporations in Massachusetts."
What is true of Massachusetts corporation laws in general is em-
phatiely true of Massachusetts insurance laws and until we have na-
tional insurance laws similar to the present insurance laws of Mass-
achusetts, every insurer ^should see that his life insurance is placed in
a Massachusetts company under the protection of the. Massachusetts
laws." " " *. .' ,: .".!-
Tour age and address to any of the undersigned will secure a speci-
men policy in the old STATE MUTUAL LIFE ASSURANCE
COMPANY of WORCESTER MiASS. You will be interested in what
the State Mutual offers whether you wish insurance at the present
tinfe or not.
C. W, VAN TUYL, General Agent. 505-9 Lumber Exchange,
AUGUST WARREN. GEO. B. GRAVES.
GEO. A. AINSWORTH.
^HCNE BETTER MAD%
SCHEME GOES BUMP
George B. Hanford's Proposed Com-.
bine of Wholesale Grocers Hi s
~ Been Given Up. ^ .-'
The Scheme Was TJnweildy' and th
.'*' Promoter Had to
! Quit. , -
It is said that George it. Hanford. wh
obtained much prominence as a promoter
of the proposed wholesale grocery com
bine, has given it up as a bad job. Mr.
Hanford, it will be remembered, called a
meeting of the wholesale grocers at De
troit, which was attended by a large num
ber. For some time after this meeting
plans for the combine were pushed,
the Commercial Bulletin reports that Mr.
Hanford finds it will be necessary for him
to include every wholesale grocer in the
United States in order to make the scheme
go at all, and the job is altogether too
large for one man.
At the present writing all of the pro
posed wholesale grocery combines have
fallen flat. A promoter is at work among
wholesale grocers in Kansas, Missouri and
other southwestern states, endeavoring to
round up wholesale houses in that section
of the country. A meeting was held at
Kansas City during the past week, but it
is not believed anything will be accom
The promoter has found that many
wholesale grocers are willing to enter a
combine If certain other grocers can ba
pulled in. When the certain other gro
cers are talked to they are willing to en -
ter if certain others are included. Eacll
addition makes more additions necessary,
until every cross-roads wholesale grocery
house is brought into the game. Conse
quently all of the wholesale grocery com
bines are now like the flying machin*
which lost its wings.
BBOWN IS CONVICTED
Was Charged with Having In His Posee*
slon, with Criminal Intent,
Edward Brown, tried yesterday at St,
Paul on a charge of having in his pos
session, with criminal intent, certaia
molds for making counterfeit coin, was
found guilty. Hi s attorneys are seeking
to secure a new trial for him.
Brown and Eugene A. Bryant were ar
rested last August after the molds had
neen discovered in the attic of a. St. Paul
house, where the two men boarded.
St. Anthony Institute
603 South 10th St., Minneapolis.
Liquor and Drug Habits
Positively No Injurious after
effects. Ask your physician his
opinion of a non-hypodermic in
stitutional treatment. Write for
Syllabic Slorthand College,
501 Dayton Building, Minneapolis, Mlno.
I Investigated the different systems
and decided that the Boyd was the
After two weeks in your school I
was able to use shorthand in my re
portorlal work, and without further
instruction I have continued with a
fair degree of success. It is easy to
learn and easy to remember because
of its simplicity.
I can recommend it to any one wish
ing to learn a good system of short
hand in the shortest time possible.
FRANK E. FORCE,
Reporter Minneapolis Tribune.