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I SUMMER PLANS
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*|wniL BUILD 211 MILES O NE W
Several Extensions Will Pushed
Stock Issued to Build New Road and
Buy Atlantic SteamshipsRoad's
Canadian Pacific will, during the
summer, complete the 113-mile Areola
extension, a 40-mile extension on the
Klrkella branch, a 25-mile extension
of the Lacombe and Wetaskiwin lines,
and a 38-mile extension of the Mani
toba & Northwestern line, says the
Wall Street Journal.
The cash for these extensions was
raised by the sale of about .$14,000,-
000 of debenture stock, to be expended
thus: 471 miles of railroad, $6,927,500,
and 51 Atlantic steamships, $7,087,500.
The company is to spend $9,500,000
on equipment this year, and this item
will probably transfer about this
'/amount from "quick assets" to "cost
of road and equipment." It does not
appear that the expenditure will bear
very heavily on the corporation. If
the usual habit of the board is fol
lowed about $3,000,000 will be taken
from current earnings.
The Canadian Pacific balance sheet
is peculiar. Not the least peculiar
thing about it is that tho $14,600,000
land grant bonds are counted among
the liabilities of the company, the
land grant itself, upon which these
bonds were issued, is not mentioned
among the assets. An incidental foot
note points out that the company still
owns 16,000,000 acres (average $3.67!)
of this land grant.
If Reading, for instance, Included its
coal and iron bonds among the liabili
ties, but forgot to include its coal and
iron lands among the assets a some
what similar result would be obtained.
Manifestly, the $14,500,000 of land
grant bonds, secured on some $60,-
000,000 worth of property not included
In the assets, should be struck from
the balance sheet and the profit and
loss surplus should be $33,800,000 in
stead of $18,800,000. This is the more
potent in that the bonds are not due,
and are therefore ont a current liabili
ty, until the proceeds of land sales are
ready to pay the bonds.
SPOKANE BOYCOTT OFF
Shippers Agree to Meet Traffic Men
Spokane shippers have finally de
cided to meet the traffic men in Chi
cago. Hitherto they have contended
that the conference over freight mat
ters must be held in Spokane. The
boycott against the Northern Pacific,
Mall Orders Filled
from this advertisement at the
special prices quoted. When
ordering, better give first and
second choice, for fear we may
be sold out and remember that
you are enabled by our enter
prise to secure such bargains
at the same price as those in
the city, transportation only
extra. Think of it!
Great Northern'and O.R & N. is off
and the committee will 90 to Chicago
this month. The shippers will base
their claims on ttje contention that
the trade of territory within a radius
of lOOvmiles.from Spokane is theirs by
prior right and should be conceded to
them and guaranteed to them by rates
making it Impossible for outside
points to compete successfully. Their
claim is for a great circle of territory
200 miles in diameter, with Spokane
in the center, within which that city
shall absolutely control the trade sit
For the first time in western rail
way history, shippers have taken the
situatio int their own hands,
situation requiring an
agreement and virtually handled their
case with the same effect as if they
had taken it before the interstate
WHAT HARRIMAN SAW
His Recent Inspection Showed Condi
tions Better Than Expected.
E. H. Harriman has just returned
to New York from an inspection trip
over his lines to the coast. He says
he found conditions in the west and
southwest much better than he
thought they would be at this time
when he made his previous trip to
those sections last fail. At that time,
he said, the extreme depression in the
stock market and unsettled conditions
generally in this part of the country
were clearly reflected in the west and
southwest. Conditions now are so
much better that he felt warranted in
ordering more equipment for the Har
riman roads than he originally intend
ed to order.
Regarding the Southern Pacific Mr.
Harriman said that the road was now
beginning to see daylight in the mat
ter of extraordinary expenses.
SUMMER RATES LOW
Lines Which Don't Touch St. Louis
Will Go After Business.
Railroads, especially those which do
not touch St. Louis, will make very
low excursion rates this summer. The
association will discuss rates to-mor
row at the Chicago meeting. Trouble
has come from a rate made by the
Burlington which is only $10 higher
to the Yellowstone and return than
the Northern Pacific rate from Minne
apolis to the park. This would indi
cate a probable basing rate of $10
from Chicago to the twin cities.
The Great Western has announced
summer rates from Chicago to Minne
apolis for $18 for the round trip. This
is an advance of about $2. The sale
will begin June 1, ending Sept. 30,
with return limit to Oct. 81. Other
lines will make similar rates. The
Great Westetrn will run a Sunday ex
cursion from Iowa points to Minne
apolis May 22, at about one-fourth
regular rates. Specials will leave
Hampton, Mason City, Cedar Rapids
and Dubuque May 21.
Land Men Want Rates.
Minneapolis-Chicago lines will ask the
Western Passenger association to-morrow
for permission to make homeseekers'
rates of one fare plus $2 for the round
trip every week this summer. The request
follows a petition from the land men of
E. A. Gray Transferred.
E. A. Gray, general agent of the Omaha
at Helena, Mont., has been made as
sistant general freight agent, with head
quarters at St. Paul, to succeed E. B.
Ober, who was appointed first assistant
general freight agent and transferred to
Minneapolis. A.*M. Fenton, a traveling
freight agent, will succeed Mr. Gray.
Nickel Plate Directors.
Cleveland, May 4.At the annual meet
ing of the New York, Chicago & St. Louis
Railroad company (Nickel Plate) held
here to-day, all the members of the old
board of directors were re-elected. The
gross earnings .of the company for the
year ending Dec. 1, 1903, were $8,448,319
SPECIAL SALE THURSDAY OF DOMESTIC AND IMPORTED
Thursday will be a Day Long Remembered in Wash Goods Circles.
In all the wanted plain shades
and fancy figured, crisp and
finish very sty
lish for full
suits. Per yard,
day, only 25wiry
Fancy Figured Zephyrs, Fancy
Splash Voiles, Fancy SpotCrepes,
Fancy Figured Foulards, Fancy
40c and 50c.
day, at, yard...
100 pieces Printed Batiste, light
and dark grounds fine sheer
aunds line sheer
ii/:iy^Si^Mi^ Price, per set
Just imid'rted l,000vsets*bf
leWel ry Dept. three-piece, hand-painted,
porcelain waist sets, button back, round and oval,
violets,d i Neve sol less than $1.25of Ou
roses and Lily the
THE MINNEAPOLIS JOTJBNAU.
The well known actor who is coming: to the Metropolitan May 12, 13 and 14 in bis latest
dramatic creation, Robert of Sicily in Justin Huntly McCarthy's miracle play, "The Proud
Prince." This will be his final engagement in romantic drama, as next year he enters into an
alliance with Julia Marlowe for the presentation of Shaksperian plays entirely.
operating expenses, taxes and terminals,
$6,941,402 net earnings, $1,507,276.
Pierre Marquette Meeting.
Detroit, Mich., May 4.The annual
stockholders* meeting of the Pere Mar
quette railway, which was held at the
general offices of the company here to
day, was purely formal, none of the offi
cers of the system from the east being
present. It was stated before the meeting
by an official of the road that the voting
would practically all be done by proxy
and that the present directors would be
re-elected. A directors' meeting will be
held at a later date.
It is said that there are between
24,000 and 25,000 shops open on Sun
day in London.
Exceptional reductions on imported Wash Goods Thursday when oppor-
tunities for wonderful savings will be afforded the ladies of not only the
Twin Cities but, through our Mail Order Department of the whole North-
west. This is not an offering of a few yards of odds and ends but the
throwing out at great reductions of an immense metropolitan stock.
PLENTY OF EVERYTHING, NO RESTRICTIONS to legitimate trading.
Very popular fabric for shirt
waist suits, half silk, half cotton,
per yard, 60c and 75c
50 pieces plain black nub lawns,
rand and oval
100 pieces fast
black lawns, 30
6000 yards fancy printed Cojtton
woolfinish,floral/ and Dresden de-l
signs, special for
Thursday, yard. &
IUST TWO ITEMS M0SE, SO GOOD THET CANNOT BE LEFT OUT
STATE FAB PRIZE 1IST
BOOK ISSUED SOCIETY SHOWS
TOTAIi PREMIUMS O $50,000
INCREASE IN AGRICULTURAL
The state fair premium list has just
been issued by Secretary E. W. Ran
dall for the State Agricultural society,
this being the first time in some years
that the society has published its own
list. Under old conditions, the list has
not been very satisfactory, and this
year the board of managers decided to
publish on its own account, even if
the expense were thereby increased.
As a result of this policy, a very hand
some book has been produced. It is
larger than the old list, and is bound
in a durable blue paper cover with
overlapping edges and stamped in
darker blue with a handsome design.
Good paper has been used inside and
the material has been rearranged and
put in proper order.
The most noteworthy thing in con
nection with the announcements of
premiums and prizes is the fact that
the total offerings of the Minnesota
fair this year reach the sum of $50,-
000, an amount not equaled by any
other state fair in the country, or any
local fair or exposition anywhere. A
large part of this increase is in the
agricultural divisions of the fair,
where thru additions of new classes
and extra premiums and the enlarge
ment of old offers, there is an in
crease of some $3,000. All these di
visions of the fair have been care
fully gone over and the premium of
ferings brought thoroly up to date.
The amusement program is- very
strong, and two of the standard
races have been advanced this year
to the $2,500 class, which will greatly
increase the interest in track events.
In the opening announcement, signed
by President C. N. Cosgrove and Sec
retary Randall, it is stated that even
ing amusements will be a prominent
part of this year's fair, and that in
every particular, much care will be
taken to make the amusement side of
the fair a success.
Copies of the premium list may be
obtained by addressing Secretary E.
W. Randall, state fair grounds,, Minn.
See Stockweli soonThat life insur-
anceThe Penn Mutual. Andrus bldg.
Fast Express Trains.
Chicago to Pittsburg, Baltimore,
Washington, Philadelphia, New York
and other eastern cities, via Pennsyl
Through tickets sold via connecting
For full information regarding rates
and time of trains, call on your near
est ticket agent or address A. W. Ar
nold, Traveling Passenger Agent,
Pennsylvania Lines, No. 608 Guaranty
Building, Minneapolis, Minn.
There is no one article in the line
of medicines that gives so large a re
turn for the money as a good porous
strengthening plaster, such as Car
ter's Smart Weed and Belladonna
50 pieces Shirt
PmhrAiilArioc A large lot of embroideries in
for Summer wear,
worth 25c. On
"A very superior quality new
shipment all the leading col
ors latest for the new Shirt
|300 pieces o.f Fancy Striped
|Zephyr Dressy Ginghams. No
|remnants. All are fresh, new
Igoods. All you tgfptT
want, while ?&w
these last, Thursday,
Nainsook and Cambric
some very dainty patterns, others large and showy
taken from our regular 25c, 35c, 50c, 75c, $1.00, $1.50
stock some are slightly
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Clippings from the world's
best five cent cigar, not scrap
or sweepings, but good, clean
tobacco.. Gives a mild cigar
smoke at pipe cost.
All Dealers for
Ca you spell Egg-0-See
In variety of wars. Iff yon will try yon can participate in the distributionof
the prices we offer for which
$1,000' Ithis, N CASHeaggregat
Distributed as follows:
To the one sending the greatest variety ol spellings $100.00
To the second sending the greatest variety of spellings 75.00
To the third sending the greatest variety of spellings 50.00
To the fourth sending the greatest variety of spellings 25.00
To the fifth sending the greatest variety of spellings 10.00
To tho 740 sending the next greatest variety of spellings $1.00 740.00
The prises will be awarded Immediately after the close of the contest.
Anyone can compete and all have an equal chance of securing
one of the big prizes.
The only conditions are that you send in for each five differ-
ent ways of spelling the word Egg-O-See, one of the little
folders, same as used in the school children's contest, found
inside of each package of the food, and that you mail your list
to the Egg-O-See Co., Quincy, 111., on or before June 15,1904.
Be sure and write your name and address plainly. The spelling
must be such as could properly be pronounced "Egg-O-See."
The following are some of the ways the word could be spelled:
Egg-O-Sea, Eg-Oh-Cy, Egg-O-Cee, Eg-O-Sie.
You will find the effort entertaining as well as profitable. The
children will find it instructive, but older persons are not barred,
and it is permissible to get help from others after you have
spelled the word as many ways as you can yourself.
We are doing this so that the merits of Egg-O-See,
the best of all flaked wheat foods may be more widely
known. Physicians and
food experts agree that/
flaked wheat is the most awa. IT
delicious and healthful of
foods. Its good qualities
are now universally rec
ognized, and Egg-O-See
is practically displacing
all similar foods, as your
grocer will tell you, be-"
cause it is superior in
quality and flavor, and
yet a large package re
tails for IO cents.
ASK YOUR QROOER FOR THE QREEM PAOKAOE.
If your grooer does not keep It, send us his name and IO OOnta
and we will send you a paokage, prepaid.
Address all communications to Egg-O-See, Quincy, 111/
Genuin GARTER' S LITTL E LIVE PILL S most bear
it Fac-simile Signature of
DIZZINESS. SALLOW SKIN
Th TOUC the Ll\f E
Genuine Wrapper Printed on r"'
RED PAPER BLACK LETTERS