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Santa to Visit Coal ManThe county
Commissioners ha\ e advertised for bids for
1,000 tons ot coal. Th e bids will be
opened Dec. 21, and the contract probably
Will be award ed as, a Christmas present to
the successful bidder.
"Stole Crate of JardinieresThieves evi
dently equipped with a heavy wagon drove
up to the rear of \nderson*s crockery
sftore, 614 Nicollet avenue, last night and
took a crate containing twenty-four jardi
I Uncle Sam Wants Stenographers.The
United States civil service commission an
nounces that Jan. 5. 1904, an examination
Tfill be held in this city for the position of
stenographer and tpcwrlte in the United
States and Philippine service. In the de -
partmental ser\ice the salary ranges from
$840 to $1,200 a year, in the Philippine
service from $1,200 to $1,400 a year. Ag e
limit, 18 years or over for the United
States service: IS to 40 for the Philippine
service. This examination is open to
citizens meeting requirements. Persons
who desire to compote should at once ap
ply either to the United States civil service
commission, Washington, D. C , or to the
Secretary of the local board of examiners
at room 2, postoffice buildine.
All $30 and $35 Overcoats for $20
A t The Plymouth Clothing House.
CHARLES F . MILLER died of hea rt
disease. Deo. 1. at his home. 205 Second
tre et N , and was buued at Crystal Lalte
cemetery, Dec. 5.
MRS. ELIZABETH A. REID, wife of
Dr. H . M. Reid. died Dec. 7 Funeral
from her late residence. 2014 Queen a-ve
nue S. on Thursd ay morning at 10 o'clock.
JOHN BRAASCH, aged 62. died early
this morning of Bright's disease after a
long illness. H e leaves a widow and three
children. Funeral from residence. 2417
Lyndale avenue N , Thursday at 2 p . m .
v All $30 and $35 Overcoats for $20
A t The Plymouth Clothing House.
MOTHER O FJOSEPH SIMON WHO
I S O N TRIAL FOR FORGERY.
Young Man's Peculiar DefenseSays.
Eating of a Favorite Chinese Food
was Followed h y a Lapse of
Memory.Was Not Responsible for
Actions for a Time.
A dramatic finale marked this
morning's session in Judge Simpson's
court. Joseph Simon is on trial for
passing a forged check, and, as court
closed, the mother of the defendant
threw up her hands and, without other
warning, fell backward into the arms
of her friends. The accused hastened
to his mother's side and attempted to
revive the aparently fainting woman.
After a few moments the prisoner was
taken back to jail, leaving his mother
to the care of his sweetheart and his
sister, who were in court. I t was
learned that Mrs. Simon is subject to
attacks of nervous hysteria and one of
them was occasioned by the excite
ment of her son's trial.
Simon's defense is a lapse of
memory. This is by no means novel,
except in that the defendant alleges
that he drank two glasses of beer, then
went to the Shang Hai restaurant, ate
a Chinese dish of food, and then forgot
everything for twenty-four hours. H e
says that he has formed the habit of
eating this Chinese preparation, and so
strong is its hold upon him that he
will get up at 2 o'clock in the morning
to procure it. A lapse of memory
following an indulgence in this food
has occurred twice before and the offi
cials are wondering what the food
contains. DR. TURNER IS EXAMINED
LITTLE LIKELIHOOD THAT H E
' WILL B E INDICTED TOR HIDING
"TONY" CALDERONE, BATTA-
- After two hours' deliberation the grand
Jury this noon reported to Judge Simp
Ion. I t returned one true bill against a
jail prisoner and adjourned until one week
The accusations against Dr. V. D Tur -
tter of St. Paul, who harbored Tony Cal
lerpne the slayer of Salvatore Battali i,
when the former was attempting to es -
cape, were given some consideration this
morning, but it is believed that no in
dictment was returned. Dr. Turner, Coi -
oner Williams and several other witnesses
who kn ew of this incident m the Battana
case were summoned and examined either
before the grand jury or in the county
Assistant County Attorney Leary said
this morning that he believed no indict
ment should be brought in the case, as
there could not be a conviction since i
criminal intent upon the pf of D r Tur
ner would have to be proved, and that
would be almost impossible in the li^ht of
his actions in giving the piison* over
to the authorities
BLAR KEPT WINEROOMS
PROPRIETOR O F THE NOTORI-
OUS PARK THEATER PAYS, A
FINE FOR VIOLATING THE
- Peter Blar. proprietor of the Park
theater on Bridge square, \\ as con
victed in poli ce court of maintaining j ton, Mich., fifteen inches of .snow are now
winerooms in his place and was given
a sentence of $50 or sixty days.
Yesterday Blar so ld out his interest
In the theater to John Hart and will
Spend some time visiting in Italy.
5 Call for Your Stamps.
1 8 for 1 at the Nickel Plate to-mor-
ACCOUNTS O P AGRICUJLTURAIJ
SCHOOL ARE BEING PROBED.
Board of Control Claims Amounts Paid
to Delano Eagle Were Excessive,
and Holds a Session -with Secretary
of the Experiment StationDean
The state board of control is inves
tigating the expenditures of the state
agricultural school, with particular
reference to amounts paid the Delano
Eagle Publishing company for print
ing the bulletins and reports o the
A session was held yesterday after
noon in the board of control rooms
between the members of the board and
J. A . Vye, secretary of the experiment
statton. Nothing was given out after
wards, and members of the board
would only say that it was an investi
gation of some accounts. I t was not
taken up again to-da,bu t will be
prosecuted further in a few days.
\V. M . Liggett, tleau of the agricul
tural college, said this morning.
" I understand the board of control
is making a claim against the Delano
Eagle Publishing company on its con
tract with us. They have been print
ing our bulletins and reports on the
basis of a certain price for plain pa
per and a higher price for enameled
paper. I n reviewing our accounts, the
bonrd claims that the printers charged
us too much for the quality furnished.
They claim that the publishers should
refund something. A s I understand it,
M i\ Vye met with the board in refer
ence to that matter. I t is* a question
between the board of control and the
I t is a noteworthy fact that the Del
ano Eagle company printed an attack
on the board of control, which was
distributed among members of the
legislature lest winter.
State Chemist Locates Them in Stom
ach of Poisoned Child.
Julius H . Hortver, state chemist,
has completed an analysis of the
stomach of little Irene Flatgaard, one
of the children who died near Bergen
last August after eating summer
sausage. Mr. Hortver has found un
mistakable evidence of ptomaines,
which confirms the suspicion that the
children died of ptomaine poisoning
caused by the sausage. Mr. Hortver
will so report to Commissioner Mc
Connell. A n examination at the state
university failed to disclose the exi s
tence of ptomaines, and Mr. McCon
nell, being determined to locate the
responsibility if possible, turned the
material over to his own chemist, who
has been working on the case for
Butter Contest I s On.
Entries in the December butter
scoring contest, the second in the
series of twelve being conducted by
the state dairy and food department,
are being scored to-day by the experts,
13. D . White and Sam Haugdahl. The
number received is considerably less
than last month, a number of those
who made low scores having dropped
Game and Fish Commission.
A regular meeting of the state game
and fish commission was held to-day,
with nothing of great consequence
coming up. The morning session was
all spent with routine business.
"Hoff's Toggery Shop Will Enlarge."
'Xraas sale' smoking coats, bath
robes, glove certificates (1 0 per cent
SALVATION ARMY MEETINGS
Series Being Held at HallA Special
Meeting Thursday Even-
Last night a large crowd attend ed the
first of a series of special meetings being
conducted by the Salvation Army, at their
hall, 216 First avenue S. Th e service was
in charge of Major and Mrs. "Waite. The
series will continue thruout the week.
Thursday night Brigadier Jenkins and
staff, assisted by the Salvation Army
band, will give a musical rally in connec
tion with the service.
January Fur Prices Before Christmas,
The Plymouth Fur Mfg . Section.
A great American achievement.
AN ELOPEMENT FEARED
Ida Oser's Parents Ask the Police to In
Ida Oser, 253 Seventh avenue N . is muss
ing from her home and her parents fear
that she has gone aw ay with a man who
lives on Fourth street N . They reported
the case to the police and officers have
been detailed to investigate.
The girl, it is claimed, left her home
about 10 o'cloek last night, clad only in an
underskirt and a dressing jacket. She is
21 yeais old, but as she has never before
left without first informing her parents of
her intentions, they fear that something
may have happened to her or that she
may have eloped.
All $30 and $35 Overcoats for $20
At The Plymouth Clothing House.
SNOW REPORTS HERE
Weather Bureau Gives Official Evidence
of Winter Weather.
"Snow reports" have been received at
tnc local weather bureau for the first time
this -winter. They will be obtained weekly
hereafter for transmission to the agri
Except in the vicinity of I.ake Supeiior
little snow has fallen so far thruout the
northwest. Near the Great Lakes addi
tional moisture for snow is afforded by the
water of the lakes, and the higher tem
perature of that water condenses as snow
the moisture mingled with the cold cur
rents, of the atmosphere. Thus at Hough
reported, and fourteen Inches at Duluth.
But there is only five inches at Moorhead.
two inches at Brainerd and the twin cities,
one inch at "Willlston. N . D., and a "trace''
at H m on, S. D., and L Crosse. Wis .
'Perfected American Watch," an illustrated book
of interesting information about watches, will be sent
free upon request*
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Waltham, Mass. . , ^ .*-
DID DEBRALLS INSURANCE MEN
PLAY DUAL ROLE?
ONLY HIS ARREST CAN
Bargains in Fine Furs.
Our prices encourage the Merry
Xmas Mood. E . E . Atkinson & Co .
I t I s Suspected that the Fugitive
Fakir Was the Man Who, Under
Another Name, Cut a Swath in So-
ciety and Married a Wealthy Girl.
I s J . J . Debralls, quasi teacher of
hypnotism and now under indictment
for fraud, the same man who under
another name recently married the
daughter of a prominent Minneapolis
This is the question which is now
torturing the members of one Minne
Arriving ostensibly on his private
car, in which he had "thrice circled
the universe" and accompanied by his
staff of "Hindoo adepts," Debralls
descended upon Minneapolis early in
October. His game, so far as the po
lice know, had never been tried on
the Minneapolis public before. I n
conducting his "academy" he opened
handsomely furnished offices in the
Bank of Minneapolis building, and in
cidentally used his credit at a loc al
For ,$25 one could become a hyp
notist thru the simple process of tak
ing some twenty lessons. And Mr.
Debralls prospered. I n fact, he did
so well that he needed a partner to
look after his business affairs while
he was in St. Paul and Duluth intro
ducing his system to the intelligent
people of those cities.
Demanded Cash Suretj.
Miss Clarice Heebner of 70S Eighth
street S. accepted an offer to in
\est $500 in Mr. Debrall's "acad-
emy," with the understanding
that she would honestly look after
the income of the same estab
lishment during his jibsence and
keep $20 a week as her salary and 20
per cent of the income as her share in
the profits. H e was most particular
about her being honest.
I t was shown Miss Heebner and her
advisor that the possibilities of the
"academy" were almost limitless and
that the profits were assured. S o she
invested $250 on Oct . 26, with the un
derstanding that the other $250 was to
be produced in a few days. Oct . 27
Mr. Debralls had taken his white
hands and his small feet and his gen
erally effiminate self to unknown parts
and Miss Heebner and several "pupils"
have been poorer and wiser ever
Incidentally the department store
which furnished Debralls' office has
received from New York an unac
knowledged draft for $2 1 signed by
the head of the late "academy of
occult science." Altogether, it is be
lieved that the hypnotist "influenced"
Minneapolitans to the extent of some
A Dr. Jekjll Role Suspected.
Albost simultaneously with the ap
pearance of Debralls, there arrived
at a downtown hotel a gilded youth
much given to the good wearing of
fine clothes and possessed of a good
address and a penchant for good so
A t the hotel he Avas known as "some
kind of a broker," but at the swell
residence where he began to pay court
to the pretty daughter he produced
unimpeachable credentials showing
that he m oved in the best circles in
When the suitor had arrrved at the
proposal stage it was requested of him
that his references be investigated,
altho there was nothing in his bearing
or conduct to indicate that he was not
entirely what he purported to be . I t
was the day after he had expressed
his perfect willingness to have all his
references so thoroly investigated that
he and the young lady went to St.
Paul and were married.
I n the meantime it was noticed that
the gilded youth of the downtown ho
tel was absent during certain hours of
the day. I t is now recalled that these
were the hours that Mr. Debralls kept
open office at the prosperous "acad
emy of occult science."
Miss Heebner's description of De
bralls corresponds to that given of the
gilded youth at the hotel and this
same youth was unable to cash a New
York draft immediately before his de
parture, which w'as on the same day
that Debralls disappeared.
Miss Heebner was before the grand
jury again to-day and a second indict
ment against Debralls will be sought.
If he can be found and brought back
to Minneapolis and is identified as an
actor m a dual role there will be some
sensational developments. The au
thorities are at sea as to his present
Fill Your Books.
Triple trading stamps at the Nickel
MILLION DOLLAR CORPORATION
I S ORGANIZED.
New Concern Will Handle the Tim-
ber and ' Logging Interests, While
C. A . Smith Lumber Company Will
Continue to Handle the Manufac-
The C. A . Smith Timber company of
Minneapolis, Avith a capital stock of
$1,000,000, was incorporated to-day.
The officers named are: C. A . Smith,
presidentCharle s J . Johnson, vice
president, Charles L . Trabert, secre
tary, and Nann A . Smith, treasurer.
These, with Fred B . Snyder, form the
board of directors.
When seen by The Journal to
day. Mr. Smith said:
"The new company is organized for
the purpose of taking charge of our
timber and logging interests. The C.
A. Smith Lumber company i\ill con
tinue to operae our mill property and
dispose of its products, but on a/.ount
of our growing business v%e found it
advisable to divide the work up sonie
what, so the logs for our mill will be
furnished by the new company, which
A\ill own and operate all that depart
ment of the business."
MUCH MONEY IN PRIZES
Farm School Gets Ca&h, if Not the
The report in a morninjr paper (o tbe effect
that Minnesota bad carried off the Spror ttwhy
at the International live stock show at (Jbi^asro
last week is not confirmed by Dean W. M. \A%-
gett at ttte state agricultural school.
When Keen this morning in regard to the mat
ter. Mf. TAggett said thta he hoped that the
teport was true, but that he had not been in
formed of the fact that th* north star state had
carried off oue of the best tcorAles in. the coinpe
"Ye.'" "said Dean Liggett, "xve did take $43o
in nrJzes alone on the steer that ve had at tbe
exhibition. He is one of the best of the Angns
Ab^rdeen breed, and carried off aeven blue rib
bons. We also -non about $200 in prize from the
collection exhibit, consisting of five hogs, five
sheep and as many cattle. We -were "offered a
good round hum for our steer, but it is probable
that ve will send him to the St. Louis fair nest
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KNOW OF NO SUIT
AGENCIES WITH MAJORITY O F SOLVE
GUGLER INSURANCE S O STATE.
Tho the Firp in Question Took Place
Nearly Two Years Ago, There Has
Been N o Disposition on the Part o
Majority of Companies to Reopen
Adjustment Same Companies
Carry Present Risk.
N o action has been begun byv eight
insurance companies to recover from
J . H . Gugler the 6,000 paid to him as
insurance on his stock of goods dam
aged by fire on Hennepin avenue. I t
is about two years sin ce th^fire oc
curred, arTd Mr. Gugler's friends who
read a recent statement in T h e
Jornal that suit was to be com
menced are very skeptical about such
action. Not only was the loss paid at
the time, but the same companies
which paid the loss are still carrying
policies on the stock. Neither has
there been any disposition evinced by
the companies now carrying his in
surance to cancel their policies, even
in the face of the talk about the case
since Eckstromer's arrest.
Mr. Gugler's standing with the in
surance companies and their attitude
toward any projects'! suit is stronly
outlined in the 4Mlo\ing letter* from
agencies carrying more than three
fourths of his insurance.
Gugler Electric Coiipany, City.:
GentlemenIn response to your inquiry,
we would state that we know of no suit
brought or contemplated to be brought
against you by any of the companies lep
resented by us, who were interested in
your loss by fire some time since. W e be -
lieve that if such a suit were contemp
lated or that if any claim were to be made
against you, we would hear of it before
any action was taken. ^
W e have Information which leads us to
believe that an attemnt has been made to
blackmail you, certain parties threaten
ing to make charges against you in con
nection with this loss. Yours very truly,
Chadboume & Braden.
Gugler Electric Company, City: Gen-
tlemenIn reply to your request of to -
day, beg to say that we are not aware
of the Milwaukee Mechanics' Insurance
company, which was interested in your
Are loss of April. 1902. having commenced
an action against your company in refer
ence to said loss or that any dissatis
faction whate\er exists between the in
surance company and yours aives regard
ing same. Yours very truly.
-~E. Eiohhorn & Son:-.
Gugler Electric Manufacturing Company,
City. J. H . Gugler, President:
Dear -SirRegarding your fire loss of
April 24, 1902, I beg to advise that all poli
cies written by me were promptly paid
and that there is no disposition on the
part of my companies to reopen this ad -
The article in Saturday night's Jour
nal is not based ou facts, as far as my
companies are concerned. M y acquain
tance with you since the time when you
were a boy leads me to believe that you
would do nothing but what would be
strictly honorable. Yours very truly,
Charles J. Hedwali.
B AM DOUBLES
Capital Stock Will B e Increased Irom
$250,000 to $500,000 if the Stock-
holders Approve the Action, of the
Directors,An Indication of Pros-
perity. The Swedish-American National
bank's directors have voted to in
crease the capital stock of the bank
from $250,000 to $500,000 and the
stockholders will vote on the proposi
tion at the annual meeting on Jan. 12.
The business of this bank has
grown so rapidly in the last few years
that the directors have found that
further expansion of the business de
mands an increase in the capital.
I t is understood that subscriptions
to the additional capital stock will be
open to others than the present
The expansion of the bank's capital
at this time is a good evidence of the
prosperity of the local banking busi
nes s, and indicates that the financial
reaction that has prevailed to some
extent In the east of late does not af
January Fur Prices Before Christmas.
The Plymouth Fur Mfg. Section.
TRIP MAY BE CANCELED
Minnesota and California Are Unable to
Agree on Finances.
The California trip of the Minnesota
football team may be called off. There
Is a slight disagreement between the uni
versity authorities and the Berkeley man
agement. Th e local men say that ina s
much as their piestige will draw thfe
greater part ot* the crowd which atten ds
the game in Sa n Francisco Ne w Year's
Day, if the game is played, 'it is only
reasonable that California should give
them a guarantee of all expenses, with
an option of half the gate receipts. The
Californians up to date have not been
willing to offer more than expenses for
twenty men . Unless California comes vto
Minnesota's terms, say Dr. Williams and
Manager Barnard, the trip is off.
RETAIL GROCERS ELECT
John Powell Is President$200 Annually
for State Association.
Exciting features in connection with the
election of officers of the Minneapolis Re
tail Grocers' association were missing last
night. Th e secretary of the meeting cast
a unanimous \otc for the one candidate
for each place. It was decided to ghe
$'J00 annually to the state association,
but the meeting decided against raising
the dues oi creating an initiation fee.
TI IP officers-elect arc President. John
Powell vice president, John C Sheehan,
tieasurcr, L. J . Peterson', directors, Abe
Wood. George Filbert, John Wahlund. H.
W. Preston. 12, E. Haw and C. W . Mc -
CALDERONE'S ATTORNEY WILL
PLAN IS FEASIBLE,
Committee Favors Bassetfs Creek Cut-off
The dhersion of Ba.ssett's creek thru th ^
lakes to Minnehaha creek is feasible, ac
cording to a report made esterday at the
Commercial club by a committee composed
of two representatives each from the Min
neapolis real estate board, the West End,
the Linden Hills, the Calhoun and the Oa k
Park Improvement associations.
The committee reported that outside of
any damages that might arise tn e cost to
the city of the deflection would not ex -
ceed $27,000. C. J . M. Ilstrup, the sewer
engineer, was reported as saying that the
project carried out would save in the con
struction of the North Side sewer $600,000,
An executive committee of five was ap
pointed to look further 'into the matte r.
The committee consists ' of 'C. W . Van
Tuyl. C. P . Lovell, Professor 3V*. B . Hoag,
R. B . Tomlmson and F . M. Henry.
ASK FOR MORE TIME.
Trial I s Set for Thursday, hut Counsel
of Defendant Will Seek to Have
Case Held OverAccused I s Self-
Contained and Will Say Nothing.
Ensconced in a corner of his cell in
the county jail, Tony Calderone, the
self-admitted slayer of Salvatore Bat
talia, is patiently biding the timeAvhen
he will be placed on trial for his life.
The prisoner is self-contained. H e
has nothing to say and sits motionless
hour after hour in a corner.
The tri al of the Calderone case is set
for Thursday, Dec. 10. Fred L . Mc
Ghee, attorney for the accused, how
ever, has intimated his desire for more
time, and next Thursday he will move
the court for a continuance of a few
days, if not over the term.
A man cannot be forced to trial on
the most serious of all charges without
all reasonable time for preparation
and the result is likely to be that the
case will not go to the jury until the
January term of court.
LIKE CARPENTER'S SHOP
Judge Brooks' Courtroom Resembles
a Toolhouse Just Now.
Judge Brooks courtroom bids fair
to be mistaken for a carpenter's job
shop if the tools now there are al
lowed to remain long. A circular saw
with its table and all the fittings was
put in place this noon and a practical
demonstration of its workings will be
given the jury in the case of Andrew
P. Oman, father of Victor E . Oman,
against Ol e O
COUNCIL COMMITTEE O X GAS
CONSIDERING PLANS O F
CLEVELAND VAPOR LIGHT
All five members of the council
committee on gas are now posting
themselves on the merits of the Wels
bach street lamp. Several lamps
have been on trial for months on
Hennepin avenue and Park avenue
and along these thorofares they are
general favorites. The council has a
very favorable proposition from the
Cleveland Vapor Light company to
install the system in this city. A
representative of the company ap
peared before the aldermen yester
day afternoon to enlighten them on
the light proposition. H e stated that
his company was now illuminating
St. Paul with the greatest success and
he courted the most searching in
quiry as to the economy and advan
tages in using the Cleveland light.
Not only was St . Paul better lighted
than ever before, but the company
had actually saved the taxpayers
$18,000 on their municipal lighting
bill in one year. The aldermen are
deeply impressed with the advan
tages of the Welsbach light and are
expected to adopt it on an extensive
Beautiful Fur Neckwear.
For great values you'll not find our
equal. E . E . Atkinson & Co .
MAM FLOWERS FOR JONES
PROFESSOR I S COMPELLED T O
RETAIN HIS POSITION O N VAR-
SITY ATHLETIC BOARD.
A t the meeting of the board of regents
of the state university this morning the
resignation of Professor P . S. Jones as
faculty member of the board of athletic
control was leceived, but not accepted.
A resolution was introduced thanking
Professor Jones for his good work and for
all that he had accomplished for athletics
during the past summer and fall, and re -
questing him to reconsider his action in
resigning and continue to act as a. mem
ber of the board.
The board refused a request for ar. ap
propriation of $500 for the consti uction
of a new indoor track in the aimoi y.
The old paddpd track underneath the
armory hall proper was torn up about a
month ago . as it was pust repaii, and
the athletes of the university are now
without a track on which to run this
winter. Bu t the board could not sy that
it would be proper at this 'im e to -puiid
$500 on a new track, and was compelled
to refuse the request.
Freshmen and sophomore me lies in the
six-year course, will not be oompelle I to
take drill, as was announced some time
ago. Th e regents decided this moinuig
that it was unnecessary that t'.ia students
taking six years' work in t
Missing Girl Found and Sent to State
, ' School.
Hazel Dahlstrom, the young girl
who has been missing from her home
and who was found on the streets by
the officers yesterday was this morn
ing sentenced to the state training
school by Judge Holt of the municipal
The girl refused to go home and
the only thing for the court to do was
to pass sentence. m
DECEMBER 8, 1903..
v Oyen, a local contractor.
The plaintiff is suing to recover $10, -
000 for an injury to his son's hand,
which was caught and mangled in the .
WORE SUITS O F GRAY
But the Boys Only Had to Draw Their
Ernest Whitney, indicted for as
sault and for grand larceny in the
second degree, this morning withdrew
his plea of not guilty and pleaded guil
t y to the larceny. Indictment. H e was
remanded for sentence. I n connec
tion with the Whitney cas e, a writ
of habeas corpus was issued yester
day for William King and George Sob
kowski, both in the state training
school. These two boys were to be
used as witnesses, and just after Whit
ney's plea this morning the gray-suit
ed prisoners, in charge of a school
guard, entered the courtroom. They
were informed that all they had to do
was to draw their witness fees and go ,
THEIR TESTIMONY NEDED
Sheriff Dreger and Jailer Clausen G o
Sheriff J . W . Dreger and Jailer Nels
Clasen left this morning for Buffalo,
Wright county, where they will appear
before the grand jury to testify in the
cases against the members of the
Wright county gang who were con
fined in the loc al jail for several
weeks. STREET LIGHT PROBLEM
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SWEDISH-AMERICAN FINDS ITS
Correct Dress Head to Foot for Men, Women and Children.
Our great sale of fine overcoats, always so
welcome to men accustomed to the finest
clothes, is now in full swingand there are
many choice garments in stock, too.
Thereare includedthe mostcostlygarments such
as imported kerseys, meltons and cheviots, lined
with the best of silkssuch garments as are
always stylish, but we wish to place particular
emphasis on the number of fancy imported
coats to be seenthe most stylish of the sea
These are belt coats of fine imptrted novelty fabrics, long
coats and surtouts. I n fact, all styles and all sizes are
represented in an unlimited assortment.
This sale, which we have inaugurated two
weeks earlier than that of a year ago, is the
result of a firmly established policy of never
carrying garments over from season to season.
Then, too, by holding this sale we now
offer a much larger assortment.
This extraordinary sale will continue
throughout this week, but of course
first choice is always preferable.
The Great Plymouth Clothing House,
Plymouth Corner. Sixth e^nd Nicollet.
JANUARY H. S.
CLOSE O F SEMESTER MEANS DI-
PLOMAS FOR OVER 100.
For First Time in Years Central High
Graduate List Contains More Bojs
Than GirlsDates of Exercises and
Lists of the Graduates.
Commencement will be held at all
four of the high schools of the city in
the closi ng week of the present semes
ter. These January commencements
have not yet obtained that importance
that surrounds the June events, but
they are yearly growing in importance
as the classes increase in size and the
custom becomes more fixed. The
school authorities make no distinction
whatever between the January and
June commencements and the grad
uates at either event being equally
A t the coming commencements
more than one hundred young women
and men who have completed the
twelve-year public school course in
this city will be graduated. The North
Side has a particularly large class and
will send out thirty-eight young peo
ple to battle with the world. Among
them are the football stars Rollln Dut
ton. Reed Morril, Chester Pratt and
Boys Lead at Central.
A rather unusual feature of the Cen
tral class is the preponderance of the
boys. There are eighteen boys and
sixteen girls and if there has ever been
a graduating class in which the girls
were outnumbered, it was so long ago
that the teachers have forgotten it.
The exercises will be held on the
evening of Jan. 20 at the Central high
school, on Jan. 21 at the North high
and on Jan. 22 at the East high school.
The South high has a small class at
this time and will not make as much
of the graduation as otherwise. In
stead of being held in the evening the
exercises will be held during school
hours on one of the last days Of the
gore. Edna Leighton. Chester Pratt. Effie
Libby, Harry Wanvig. Mary McDougal.
Harry Weatherbee, Roberta McKenzie,
Charles Wilkinson. Alice Melony. Ralph
Davis, Julia Miller. Mary Molan, Anna
Peterson, Alice Ponsonby. Alice Pratt,
Pauline Schmidt, Nina Williams, Beata
THEFTS FROM SGHOOL
List of Graduates.
- The graduates are as follows:
SOUTH HIGH SCHOOL.
George Lawton. Harry Brenchley. Edna
Goodrich, Ma ud Greene, Clara Hendricks,
May O'Connell, Irene Merkert, Hilda Tes
ter, Minnie Easthagen.
CENTRAL HIGH SCHOOL.
English Course William Barnaby.
Frances Cleaveland. Alfied Locke, Alice
Nettleton, George Van Dusen, Ivor Moot.
Literary CourseAnna Collins, Ade
laide Conklin, Herbert Elmer, Sarah Matt
son, Arthur Morse, Frank Nemcc, Aimee
Pindell, Howard Yerxa.
Daisy Chapman. Ma e Coloton, Culver El -
lison. Inga Fergestad. Raymond Gould
(president), Robert Gregory, Harold Gur
nee, Gwendolin Jenkins Gertrude John
son (valedictorian), Edward Kennedy,
Robert Knight. George Meader. George
Rheem. Ruth Silloway, Hattie Smith. Wm
fred Stinson. Julia Tautges, Arthur Wes
terberg, Joseph Woodard.
NOPvTII HIGH SCHOOL
Howard Ainsworth. Etta Astrope. Al
fred Anderson. Bess Baldwin, Carl Bachr.
Dorothy Blake, Paul Barnes. Marion En
nis, Herbert Best, Gertrude Falconer. Rol
h n Dutton. Pearl Ferrin, Donald Hughes.
JJIian Flneklc. Richard Naegle, (.race
Gould. Robert Luger, Catharine Hawkins.
Reed Morril, Emma Kraft, Richard Kil -
SNEAK THIEVES TARE OVER-
COATS FROM CENTRAL HIGH
SCHOOLNO CLiUE T O THE
Sneak thieves have been having
their oAMi way at Central high school
lately, and extreme vigilance on the
part of students and instructors has
been of little avail.
Last week several overcoats were
taken while the classes were reciting
and no one in the school remembers
of having seen any suspicious looking
persons about the building. Neither
the victims of the robberies nor the
teachers think that the work was
done by students, but are of the opin
ion that some outs'der well ac
quainted with the school and the class
schedules comes in at the rightftime
and walks away with a good stock.
The teachers have asked that the
matter be kept quiet until some clue
to the thieves is found, but the stu
dents who have suffered the loss want
to have the practice stopped at once,
and decided to ask the aid of the po
! ie modi *al
department should be required to lake
drill, as ar o the academic stud
The reports of standing committees
were read and approved .ind the meeting
adjourned to continue its oos^iou this
STATE T O CARE FOR HAZEL
GOOD INTEREST INGOME
HENNEPIN COUNTY GETS TOTAL
O F $5,611.78 FOR THE PAST
YEAR-BETTER THAN LAST
Hennepin county had an income of o\i*r
$5,000 last year from the interest paid on
deposits in several county depositories.
This interest has just been computed by
Treasure- D C. Bell and the showing by
months, which is a most creditable one,
is as follows:
Pec-ember, 1902 $289.00
January. 1903 *4 OS
February. 3903 24:..29
Mnr* 190.1 62.191
April, 1903 321.1MI
Mav, 190.} H 071.72
Tunp. 1903 1.0-3 07
July. 108 3,o72R7
August, i9o 24i :t
October, 1903 2S7 03
November, 1903 50117
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