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Those Roads Operating in the Great
Agricultural Sections of the Central
West Said to Offer the Best Chances
for Permanent ProfitsSome Inter-
esting Figures in Support of the
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Special to The Journal.
New York, Dec. 21.A Wall street
publication of considerable promi-'
nence says that among the remarks
attributed to James J. Hill, there is
one in circulation to the effect that
the railroads operating in the great
agricultural sections of the central
portion of the United States and hav
ing gulf connections will be the most
profitable in the near future, and it
is those that the bargain-hunter
ought to watch. Whether Mr. Hill
expressed such an opinion or not,
there are no means of knowing but
the fact that currency is given to
such a story is sufficient to draw at
tention to the roads indicated by it,
and at least affords an excuse for
looking into the matter somewhat to
see whether there is any basis for
the flattering opinion of them alleged
to be held by one the first authorities
on railroad prospects in the counti'y.
Up to this time the public has been
so satisfied with the obvious fact that
the railroads generally have been and
are enjoying unexampled prosperity,
that it is doubtful whether a thought
has been given to the question wheth
er this prosperity is greater in one
section than in another, or in what
direction the greatest further growth
lies. It seriously put, this would in
deed be very difficult to answer, be
cause it would require the collection
and careful comparison of amass of
statistics and data, all of which might
not be obtainable, as well as a care
ful judgment as to their bearing un
der the varying conditions of railroad
business which obtain in the different
parts of the country.
It is a fact, however, that the rail
roads operating within the territory
outlined in the Hill story are making
most excellent returns of earnings,
and. as the capital required to do
business on them is comparatively
light, and they have only in a very
minor degree to face the cost of
operating in cities, which is so enor
mously expensive east of the Missis
sippi, their speculative prospects are
probably better than those afforded
by properties operating in the older
and more settled sections. As to the
way. in which freight traffic is build
ing up in the United States as a whole,
and in its various sections, may be
judged from the following table of
increases in amount and ratio of the
mileage operated, tons carried and
tons carried one mile, in the whole
country and, in the several eight sec
tions for which Poor's Manual groups
the railroad statistics in its introduc
tory pages: *.
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o Si* Sis" -2.
GroupsI., New England States II.,
Middle States, including New Tork,
New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware
and Maryland HI., Central Northern
Ohio, Michigan, Indiana. Illinois and
Wisconsin IV., South Atlantic Vir
ginia. West Virginia, North Carolina,
South Carolina, Georgia and Florida
V.. Gulf and Mississippi Valley States:
Alabama, Mississippi, Kentucky, Ten
nessee and Louisiana VI., Southwest
ern States: Missouri, Arkansas, Kan
sas. Colorado. New Mexico and Indian
Territory VII., Northwestern States:
Iowa, Minnesota, Nebraska, North Da
kota South Dakota, Wyoming and
Montana VIII., Pacific States: Cali
fornia, Oregon. Washington, Nevada,
Arizona, Utah and Idaho.
These figures, continues the paper,
certainly confirm previous impressions
of the growth of the railroad freight
business of the country: but. while
they also show a diversity of move
ment in the several sections, care has
to be taken not to mistake its sig
nificance. In a measure the largest
increases in amount and ratio have
followed the greatest additions to
mileage, but there is no question but
that expansion is seen most in ithose
sections that contain the trunk lines
converging into the most important
centers of population. Group II., in
which are included the states of New
York and Pennsylvania, is credited
with something more than one-fifth of
the new mileage, two-fifths of the in
crease in tonnage and a third of the
increased ton mileage. WTith
changes, naturally must also go the
credit for greatest added density.
Group III., composed of great indus
trial, as well as agricultural states, and
those which also control the traffic of
the Great Lakes, comes next in actual
importance. Still, it is significant of
much development that the group VI.
one of the most particularly con
cerned with Mr. Hill's reported re
markhas made a larger percentum
advance in new business. The great
est proportionate gain is in those
states served by the Southern railroad
and the Atlantic Coast Line, and the
next greatest in those in'which Mis
souri Pacific, and St. Louis & San
Francisco operate. Group V., which
takes in the railroads' in the Gulf
States, does not make as good a show
ing as it ought, for the reason that its
returns are less perfect than in the
others. In every section there are
railroads that fail to supply complete
returns of their doings, but the fact
that mileage appears to have de-
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SolvethePerplexing Problemof Gift GivingbyaVisit to the'DaylightStore'
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Same prices by the dozen or box.
Women's embroidered handkerchiefs of finest grades
linen and best designs.
75c kinds'for ' $1.00 kinds for $1.50 kinds for
48o 69c 98o
Initial handkerchiefs for women, of pure Irish linen,
6 in a neat box.
Worth $1.00 s
54-in. navy Mohair Sicilians,", extra heavy quality,
lustrous. Special Tuesday 98c. Kegular price $1.25.
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Make Xmas.
shopping: easy.
Holder may. be.
fitted at any
time from
choice of 150
Store Open Evenings Until Christmas. ||Branc Post Office , and Wrapping Des k on Mai n Floor Balcony.
Christmas Slippers
At About Half Price.
styles and colors, for children, boys, men
All sizes,
and women. Three special lots for Tuesday,
89c, $1.29. Every pair this year's styles.
50c Bath Slippers Tuesday. 25c
Special Cut Prices on Children's Shoes for Christmas.
Christmas Handkerchiefs
Dayton's Handkerchiefs are all Pure Irish Linen, no
cotton or Swiss goods here. ,
Extra Special Prices for last few days before Xmas.
Women's and Men's plain hemstitched handker
chiefs, Vs, % and %-inch hems.
15c kinds
20c kmds
Pebble Cheviot 98c.
Fine, heavy Black Goods, always sold for $1.25. Spe
cial Tuesday 98c. Regular price $1.25.
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'' Formerly Goodfellow's . . . . .
GEO. D. DAYTON, President. J, B. M0SHER, Vice President.
25c kinds
- for
lOo 14c18c 26o 35o
Worth $1.20
for men, of Initial handkerchiefs
6 in a neat box. .. . . .. ....,._
Worth $1.10 a Worth $1.25
box-*-for boxfor.
Women's pure Irish linen handkerchiefs, hand em
broidered, unlaundered, convent-made . 4 4l%
goods. Cheap at 20c each. Special . 1 - 2 u
Our fan sale has attracted so many people that we
have secured another lot of Importers' sample
lines, no two alike, for Tuesday, regular
price $1.50, special price
Feather Boas for Xmas
We are showing a large assortment in all lengths
and at all prices. $12.00 Boas, &0 R A
Cord and Tassels for Robes.
All popular colors. Special Tuesday 85o
Men's Furnishings at Great Reductions
Special great reductions in Men's House'Coats, Bath
Robes and Lounging Robes for Tuesday only.
Here is a chance to save money and make some
most acceptable gifts.
New Fancy Vests. Special ^ 4 A B5
Tuesday N f AO
Men's $6.00 Bath Robes. Special fe/3 Oft
Men's $10.00 Bath Robes. Special fl^TF ffcCV
Tuesday P - U%M%W
Men's $15.00 Lounging Robes. Q|4 Q Q
Special Tuesday -wll MMW%W
Men's $6.00 House Coats. Special O.A "Tfi l
Fine RugsA Nice Christmas Gift
$4.00 . Rugs
$5.00 Rugs
$6.00 Rugs .*. -. $2.98
creased, when the contrary must be
the case, is evidence that the returns
from group "V. are imperfect. The in
crease of tonnage and ton miles on the
reduced mileage is an indication of
considerable progress, and taking
groups V. and VI. together as those
containing most of the gulf connected
roads, it is easy to see that there is
good ground for anticipating. a great
future for them.
So much of the produce of the Cen
tral States is exportable and exports
seek the nearest or most available
tidewater for the purpose of reaching
the cheaper water carriage as soon as
possible that a great expansion of the
traffic of gulf lines in the near future
would be so natural that it is certain
to occur. This guarantee of business
is accompanied by the great advan
tages that the capital required to car
ry it on is light compared with what
it would be in the east and the two
things together will doubtless secure
to the securities of gulf roads consid
erable attention in speculative circles.
Iiow Rates South via the North
western Mne.
c "' Manhattan Billiard Tables..
- Latest and Newest game. An ele
gant Christmas present for whole fam
ily. See them at Gardner Hcxuware Co.
Tuesday's grand wind-up ofi the greatest Annual Silk
' Sale ever known. Don't miss this chance.
35c kinds
50c kinds
Attention Men!
One Thousand Stylish Silk and Velvet Waist Patternshandsomely boxed, four yards
each, astonishingly low prices- $1.98 to $10.00 each, worth $3.00 to $15.00. '
pure 'Irish linen,
Worth $1.35 a
9So $1.10
Women's and Men's Umbrellas of fast black silk
serge, -with elegant line of sterling silver trimmed
novelty-handles, good values at $1.50 fc"Tg%
each. Special, each C F m %3
Women's fine Umbrellas with beautiful. handles of
fine pearl and sterling silver.^sold (feQ "JK
up "to $6.00 each. Special, each vOl M O
We do engraving free of charge.
Dress Goods
Black Peau de Soie, 89c.
21-inch heavy lustrous Silk4 yards for a
waist, 14 yards for a dress. Regular price,
$1.00. ,,
Taffeta, 69c
White, ivory, cream and all colors, 19-inch,
carries Dayton's guarantee, 10 yards for a
drop-skirt, 13 yards for a lining. Regular
price, 85c.
Black Crepe de Chine, $1.98.
Crepe de Chine is queen of dressy fabrics.
_ This one is 47 inches wide, 21 yards for a
waist, 8 yards for a gown. Regular price,
$2.50. \ * *- '
1904 Foulards, 75c.
All stylish, tasty patterns that will prevail
during the coming season. ,^A -pattern for
a shirtwaist suit would be'received with
delight. , ,
Furniture Department
Specials for Tuesday.
Fancy Plaids for waists and children's
dresses, 40 in. wide, special Tuesday, yd.
Mohair Sicilians 98c. Solid mahogany chair with green
velour cushions '.....
Quartered weathered chair with
velour cushions
Hall Clocks, $23.50
Weathered oak Hall Clocks, regular price $30.00.
Music Cabinets, $7.25. , "
Mahogany finish Music Cabinets, $7.25, regular price
Music Cabinets, $24.00
Solid mahogany, hand carved Music Cabinets, juBt
received. Sold elsewhere for $35.00. Special Tues
day, $24.00.
Parlor Tables, $11.50 ,
Solid Mahogany Parlor Tables. Tuesday $11.50, reg
ular $15.00 tables. ..''
Pedestals, $4.95 '
Mahogany or golden oak,. Pedestals, Tuesday $4.95,
regular price $6.50.
Ladies' Desks, $9.35
Ladies' golden oak Desks, special Tuesday $9.35, reg
ular price $12.50.
Dressing Tables, $12.50
Mahogany finish Dressing or Work Tables, $12.50,
regular price $17.50. ,
Interesting price inductions on many other articles
# in this department.
Half Price Sale of Genuine
A1Uthe tables in Linen Section re^Jenished for Tues
day's selling. Big assortment sf . Burnt Wood,
Burnt Leather, Hand-painted Velvet, Celluloid
and Cushion Novelties worth rom ten cents to
twelve dollars. For Tuesday V Half Price.
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Third Floor.
''. $2.50 Flannel Waists, $1.69
$2.38 $2.68
French Flannel Waists, all colors,' metal buttons,
Bishop ,sleeves, tab collars, size 34-to 40. Tues
day, $LG.
Chinese Are Flocking Into Canada to Es-
, cape $500 Tax.
San Francisco, Dec. 21.Chinese labor
ers ai-e rushing into Canada by the hun
Gdreds and are arriving on every steamer
from the orient. The cause for the sudden
influx lies in the fact that the Canadian
government recently enacted a law by
which every Chinaman landing on Brit
ish soil after Jan. 1 will be compelled to
pay a head tax of $500. Under the present
law the Chinese are .only required tu
pay ?5. -
The steamer Doric, which recently ar
rived here from the orient brought eighty
Chinese who were immediately shipped to
Victoria. The Jananese liner, Nippon Ma
ru, just arrived, brought eighty-nine Chi
nese and the steamer Oanfa carried 149
Mongolians, all of whom went to Canada.
$2.00 iHore Than Half Fare
Via Chicago Great Western Railway
to points in Arkansas, Colorado, Kan
sas, Louisiana, Missouri, New Mexico,
Oklahoma and Texas. Tickets on sale
Dec. 1 and 15, 1903, and Jan. 5
and 19, 1904. For further particu
lars apply to L. C. Rains, General
Agent, corner Nicollet avenue and
Fifth street, Minneapolis. - -,-,-'.-
Winter Tourist tickets are "now on
sale to -points in Florida, also Havana,
Nassau and many other points in the
south at special low rates. For in
formation call at 600 Nicollet av,
Minneapolis. Minn."
For any caseftfnervou iess. sleep
lessness, weak stomach, indigestion,
dyspepsia, tr,y Carter's Little Nerve
Pills. Relief is sure. The only nerve
jnedicine for the price in the market.
A Blaz e of Glory
A big table loaded with every kind
of good silks, worth 50c to $1.00.
Thousands of yards.
Come at 9
worth upto$l.
O'clock a. m. Tuesday.
Extraordinary Special Prices on regular Silks
a feature that will make gift choosing easy.
Christmas Silk Specials:
Third FJLobr. ,f
This department is full of desirable.goods^that make
the most acceptable and* lasting presents. Prices
lowest ever quoted on reliable furniture. '
$25.00 Morris Chairs, $19.50
$2.25 Ebonoid Comb and Brush Set, ^ 4 O Q
sterling mounted 9 1 lOw
$4.50 and $5.00 Ebonoid Toilet Set, sterling
mounted, comb, brush--and 4feQ 6fc(&
,,. mirror ^ VaO w
Combination Toilet Manicure Set, 8 pieces, silver
mountings, in leather QtfS O O
case .'. vOlvll
$6.50 Cocobola Brush, comb and tf^A O O
mirror set
$19.50 $19.50
$7.00 Stag Toilet Set, hair brush, ^ K O O
comb, mirror and cloth brush....* vOlO v
$1.50 and $1.25 2-piece Toilet Set, sterling QO.
mountingsleatherette case vOO
$7.50 gold finished Toilet Set, comb, ^ C JQ O
brush and mirror, satin lined case. .VVl40
Natural and polished wood Smoking t
Set 3 Off
75c - Package Perfume 48c
$4.25 Karatol Suit Cases, 24-inch A A | A
size ^ P V - - F
$10.00 Full Fitted Club Bags ,97.25
24-inch Leather Suit Case, canvas tf* J9 M O
$1.50 Snake-wood Mirror . 98c
Indian made Glove and Handkerchief Box, g* #fc ^
hand-painted cover, $1.00 kind. OvU
Trinkets of all kinds worth to 25c, - : |||
$1.50 Sweaters for Boys and Girls 98c
Made of best quality yarn, button- on side of neck.
Special for Tuesday 98c. Second Floor.
HE WANTED $5,000
And Threatened to Wreck Train Unless
He Got It.
New Haven, Conn., Dec, 21.It has
been learned that the action of the New
Tork. New Haven & Hartford railroad
officials recently in putting the night ex
press from New Tork to Boston under
heavy armed guards was due to a demand
, Sold onlyinSlb.sealed boxes!
_., Hence, no dirt, no waste, no possible adulteration. Every piece sparkles
like a cluster of diamonds, the result of Its perfect crystallization. You will be
pleased the moment you open a box., You will be better pleaaed when you
have tried It in your tea, coffee, etc. SOLD BY ALL FIRST-CLASS GROCERS
A *
Defective Page
$3.50 Girls7
*EOEMBER 21, 1903. " *~*fc#88aW
..... Seventh St. and Nicollet Ave. -
D. D. DAYTON, Treasurer.
A big table loaded with every
kind of good silks,worth 85c to $3.
worth up to $3 Thousands of yards.
l4 Off Regular Price.
For all Paris Novelty Grenadine dress pat
terns, Paris Robes or all fine Dress Gauzes,
worth from $15 to $45 per pattern.
IMPORTANTAny waist or dress pattern
not acceptable to recipient will be ex
changed at* any t*ime.
Corean Crepe, 67c.
All dainty colorings, 32-in., 3 & yards for a
waist, 10 yards for morning wrapper regu
lar price, 85c. ',-'' -.-
Black Taffeta, $1.15.
36-inch guaranteed taffeta, 2 yards for a
waist, 5 yards for a skirt. Regular price,
Black Peau de Soie. $1.18.
Beautiful piece of silk, 22 inches wide, 4
yards for a waist, 15 yards for a dress.
Regular price, $1.50.
Gift Suggestions
6 piece Ebonoid Manicure 42^4 IB tf
Sets 9ll40
Blouse Sweaters $2.79
Both sailor and high collars, snap fasteners. Spe
cial for Tuesday $2.79.
$2.50 Petticoats $1.98
Fine quality black mercerized petticoats, full flare
flounce, seven little ruffles on edge of flounce. Spe
cial for Tuesdays $1.98.
- : 50c Pillow Girdles 15c *
Art Dept., Second Floor, New Part. ' -
15 choice color combinations, 500 in this lot, take
your pick Tuesday for 15c.
for $5,000. The letter, which threatened
the entire destruction of the train if the
money was not forthcoming, was^made by
pasting together on a sheet of paper words
clipped from newspapers.
President Mellen, who is quoted as con
firming the receipt of the letter, says he
believes it was the work of a fool, but that
he decided to take every precaution, hence
the guards. Nothing more has been heard
from the writer.
A f l
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North American
Telegraph Company
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Continues to furnish the same
efficient service that has mads
the venture a
'SiM Household goods a specialty. Vn-i'.r
mA. sqaaled facilities and lowest rates,*V-
Paoktaff b experienced
Boyi Transfey r & Storagemen,4680.313.Co,
General Dry Gleaners and Dyers*
AM Waist, Patterns
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Boxed for Giving
FEANK H. CARLET0N, Director.
New Candy Department
Main \Floor, Near Elevator. -, - - .*'
Special Christmas Boxes of Chocolates ' and ' B- in-
Bons,40c and 60c per pound. . Finest' quality' of
hand-made goods, none better. .. /
French Cream Mix,ed Candy........' . -. ....,L20c
Broken Mixed Candy ./.10c
Fine quality Louisine Ribbons, beautiful plaid rib
bons and handsome four-tone pillow, ribbons
wide as 5% inches and worth up 'to,45c- *% m
' per yard. Special, yard . . \ .2C Q O
Novelty Ribbons for Christmas fancy -work% beautiful
effects as wide as 8 inches and voith fcj*_
up to $1.00 per yard. Special, yard.'..'.. .9|f O
Fur Scarfs f
Priced for Christmas SeUjfag.
Isabella and Sable Fox Scarfs, large, fluffy fur two
natural tails Tuesday . AAT** 1 m
* special
Marten Cluster Scarfs, shaped, six tfVj* **-
natural tails. Special Tuesday ..'.. ODlV V
Muffs to match. Special Tuesday........... ..$5.00
$45.00 Electric Near Seal Jackets, . VjfeWv
special Tuesday vlv -
Daylight, Basement,
Special Holiday Items at Ridiculous Low Prices.
Sleds for boys and girls- :
1 9p buys a boy's -coasting
sled or a girl's high sled, hard^
wood, worth 25c.
39o buys a boy's sled 38-in.
long, all round spring steel
, . runners, worth 60c,
95c buys a girl's 3
knee sled with side
braces, oval steel
runners, front orna
mented with goose
necks, worth $1.25. /
$2.75 buys the self steering coaster sled "worth $3.50.
Children's rockers, ohairs, desks,
blackboards, etc. Endless variety.
21c buys a goodsize red painted
chair. - "'- '.
, , . - , $2.9* buys a * child's
rocker or chair, also a mission table.
85o buys this desk with blackboard.
98c buys a Chautauqua combination
blackboard and desk, with rolling chart
worth $1.50.
25c buys this
willow doll
buys a
toy trunk.
A variety of
others at 48c,
98c up to
39c buys a toy wringer, iron frame
rubber rolls, worth 50c.
One like cut for
15c buys a boy's lantern all complete except
the oil, good sifce, worth 20c.
China cut glass art pot
tery lamps, a bran new
up to date stock.
$2.98 buys an 8-inch American
cut glass bowl, worth $4.00.
$3.85 buys a bowl like cut,
worth $5.00. -i
69c buys a very
handsome decorated
Japanese ChinaSugar
and Cream, worth
$1 per pair.
Thesimplest remedy for
M6n/blilounes and'the maayalimeatsl
from a disordered stomach, llrer or bowels u
scales. They have accomplished woa
their timely aid remorea the necessity
many little tils
Rlpans Tsboles .
der*. and. their tt
of callingraaphysician1for physician _ . _
set mankind. They gostraight to the seat of too
trouble, wllere the distress, cleanse andoore tae
affected parts, and st^e the eastern S'I '
lncrnp. The Fire Cent packetIs enow
lncrnp . Th e Fir e Cen t packet I s enough for.an 4 .
dlhary occasion. The family bottle, tocents, con*
tains a supplyfor a year. Juldruggists sell them.
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V .
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49c buys a large size
oak chair worth 75c, a
size at 98c.
See our new stock of Dinnerware,
10 tables displayed with up-to-date
, patterns, in American, Austrian and
"French makes, complete stock of
Haviland white Ransom pattern in
open stock.
Gameboards at cut prices.
89c buys a
Game board
playing ten
$2.95 buys a Star Acherena
regularly at $3.50.
$1.48 buys this Toy Sewing Ma
chine, listed to sell at $2.00.
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