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MinnesotaPartly cloudy tonight and
Thursday oooler tonight with possibly
light frost in north portion fresh north
erly winds.
Upper MichiganPartly cloudy tonight
and Thursday cooler tonjghtt brisk nort h
west winds.
WisconsinPartly cloudy tonight and
Thursday cooler tonight and in east por
tion Thursday, fresh northerly winds.
I _p a rtly cloudy tonight and Thurs
day, with probably local showers Im west
portion cooler fresh northerly wfcnds.
South DakotaGenerally fair tonight
and Thursday, cooler in south portion to
night j/probably light frost tonight north
erly winds.
North DakotaPartly cloudy tonight
'and Thursday, northerly winds.
MontanaGenerally fair tonight and
Thursday, slightly cooler in east portion
tonight east winds.
Upper LakesBrisk northwest to north
winds, probably increasing partly cloudy
tonight and Thursday.
Weather Conditions,
kight rains have fallen since yestevday
morning at Pembina, N. D. Aberdeen and
Rapid City, S. D. Moorhead, Detroit City
and Campbell, Minn. in northern Michi
gan. Oklahoma and southwestern Kansas
on the middle Atlantic coast ^Pennsyl
vania, New York and the northern part 6f
New England in Arizona and Nevada.
This morning's weather is cloudy at a
number of points in Minnesota and the
Dakotas. The temperatures are somewhat
lower than they were yesterday morning
in Minnesota, South Dakota and Montana,
and considerably lower In North Dakota
and thence northward,
with 38 degrees re-
ported at Pembi na about 7 a.m., and 39
degrees at Langdon. The morning tem
peratures are below normal- in Wisconsin,
Minnesota, the Dakotas, Manitoba and
Saskatchewan, the departure from normal
being from 10 to 14 degrees in northwest
era North Dakota and western Manitoba.
T. S. Outram,
Section Directory
Weather Now and Then.
Today, maximum 67, minim um 58 de s
crees a year ago, maximum S2, minimum
62 degrees.
Corn Roast Postponed.Owing to the
threatening weather the corn roast to
have been given by the Ralph Connor
club tonight at Twenty-fifth street and
Hennepin avenue has been postponed to:
^Friday evening.
Picnic Despite sprinkle.The rain did
-^not interfere with the departure Of the
ftiverside Sunday school picnic train for
Tonka Ba this morning. Fo thirteen
years it has not rained on,the Wednesday
chosen as the Riverside picnic day and
the sprinkle today did not deter the stout
hearted youngsters nor their teachers.
The other Westminster branch, Hope cha
pel, will hold its picnic Friday at Tonka
Miss. Clayton. Sings. Nancy "Mar-
'tha" v/as given again last- night by
,thc Garden theater company, and a large
audience attested its satisfaction by fre
quent applauso. Miss Florence Clayton
took the part of Nancy instead of Miss
Arloine Andrews, who was seriously ill.
She sang the difficult part in splendid
style and was rewarded with several en
cores. Miss Clayton will fill out the sea
eon, as little, hope is entertained of Miss
Andrews' speedy recovery.-
Knights of Columbus Picnic.Final ar
rangements have been made for the out
ing to be given tomorrow by the Knights
of Columbus at Spring Park, Lake Min
netonka. Great Northern trains will leave
as follows: St. Paul, regular train, 1:30
p.m. special train, 2:30 p:m, arid regular
train at 5:40 p.m. Minneapolis regular
train,, 2 p.m. special train, 3 p.m., and
regular train 6 p.m Returning, leave
Spring Park, regular train, 5 p.m. and 9
p.m., and special train at 10:30 p.m. A
large attendance from the W C. O. F.
'now in convention in the city, is expected,
and the committee in charge has made all
necessary arrangements for an enjoyable
day's outing.
BESS Z. LYON, daughter 0$
Lyon, died Aug. 16. The funeral will be
held Thursday at 2 p.m. at the home, 1015
Park avenue.
A .Unique Organisation of Civil War Vet
erans in Session.
Officers and members of the Maimed
Soldiers' league meet today in the city
hall at Boston. The meeting, coming at
the same time as the G. A. R. encamp
ment, has caused interest -thruout the
country in the organization, which has
hitherto attracted but little attention ex
cept amo ng the members. W Baxter,
who fought all thru the civil war, is the
representative of the league in Minne
"What surprises me," said he today, "i
not that there should be a lack of general
interest, but that the soldiers themselves
have taken so little trouble to find out
what the league stands for. I certainly
cannot be because the league has not ac
complished anything. The wounded vet
erans who are now enjoying pensions se
cured for them by the officers of "the
league, probably think that the pensions
came because congress happened to take
an interest in them. Things never sim
ply happen and the increase in the pe\i
lft*v sions of disabled soldiers has meant a
vast amount of work and expenditure of
money which has never been appreciated.
"There are now living, of the sojdiers
who lost a leg or an. arm in the civil war,
nearly 5,000 men, and about 1,900 who
were totally disabled. More than a quar
ter of a century ago the Maimed Soldiers'
league ws formed with its headquarters
at Philadelphia, and its membership lim
ited to the classes naped above. The ob
ject was personal association and the care*
,of their interests before congress."
S98SSEE3 i 2 5
4f-' -s Associated Charities Would Take a
l&V* Off theStreets.
Sitting patiently on the sidewalk on
Nicollat avenue, a little, hunchback boy
has attract ed the* attention of sympathet*
ic pedestrians on busy afternoons. Many
nickels and dimes have found their way
to him in exchange for the -bouquets of
sweet peas or" for the sake of charity,
While realizing that the boy has-a per
fect right- to sell flowers, the Associated
Charities has investigated with a view to
taking the frail little fellow off the street.
IpHe is Roland Vangrens, and lives wi th
I his parents at 2937 Sixteenth avenue S.
I His father is a carpenter and earns good
i. wages, while an older brother has remuh
i erative employment. Hi home, is well
furnished and the family ha(s no need of
i Th Associated Charities has reported
I the case'to the Humane' society, and asked
that the' child b^rbrbidden to sell flowers
on the street. Th matter was referred
t to Mayor Haynes.
issued by the Farmers nnd Mechanics' Sav
ings bank of Minneapolis. If not returned to
said bank before Aug. .'il. 1904, application
Will be made /or a duplicate thereof.
Of fascinating beauty given by Satin-Skia
Cream aitd Satin-Skin Face Powder.
r:?M Wednesday Evening/ ||gSP
With Such Fierce Competition, Prof
its Drop and Many Retailers Over-
step Legal Bounds in Order to Pay
Expenses!-He Believes Wineroonis
a Bad Feature.
"There are too many saloons In this
city in proportion to the number of
people, and to this fact is due all the
stew about the regulation of the
liquor traffic," says'J. E (Tooze)
Rogers, who manages six liquor re
fectories. "If a correctly informed,
there are nearly four hundred sa
loons in this city, which has-a popu
lation of not to exceed 260,000. I
a high-license city like Minneapolis,
that number is too large! There
should not be more than one saloon
for every 1,000 inhabitants, and one
for every 1,200 would be much better
for the city. About two hundred
would be the right number for Min
"The inevitable result of too many
saloons is that those retailers who are
having a hard time.to pay the license
fee of $1,000 and make a profit, must
resort to various unlawful device^ for
attracting trade. I order to catch
every possible dolla r, they keep their
places open as long as there is any
one around, sell liquor to minors and
drunken men, and permit women, no
matter what their character, to enter
their places. I is not only a temp
tation for some to overstep the bounds
of the law, but almost a necessity, as
the legitimate saloon trade here will
not support all who are engaged in it
Wineroonis Not Desirable.
"Winerooms are not a desirable ad
junct to saloons. They serve in time
to give the place a unfavorable no
toriety, and no gentleman cares to be
een in a notorious place. I may be
true that there are not enough restau
rants in this city that serve liquors
to their customers, but that is no ex
cuse for permitting women in a sa
loon, and the majority of the liquor
dealers in this ci ty don't want to run
that kind of business.
"In opinion, the remedy lies in
the reduction of the number of
saloons. A I understand it, Pitts
burg, Duluth and other cities have
some sort of arrangement for limit
ing the number of licenses. I Pitts
burg, so I a informed, the licen se
fee is $2,500, and the saloons close at
11 o'clock. When a man has that
amount of money invested he is riot
likely to take any chances of getting
in trouble ^with the police and the
"As a matter of fact, many a
saloonkeeper in Minneapolis has very
little at stake. Even if his licen se is
revoked, he is entitled to a rebate for
the unexpired period, and under such
conditions is apt to take chances
with the law if business is, dull.
"It would probably be a easy to
ass a law limiting the number of
saloons as to pass a law restricting
saloons to a certain territory, as with
our patrol limits, and when 'such a- law
is Passed there will be no trouble in
controlling the evils of the saloon
business." &&-
A -Former Mayor's View*^
"Winerooms, I found to be one of
the worst features of the saloon busi-
ness," says Robert Pratt, who served
the city as mayor for two terms.
"They caused us more trouble than all
the other violations of the law" to
gether, .and the poli ce were required
to exercise the' greatest vigilance in
keeping down the e.vil ,.J belie ve that
we were fairly" successful, Taut certain
men had to be watched all the time.
"It appears to that the mayor
and the police force should be able
to control this matter, so that there
would be no necessity for interference
by private citizens or law and order
organizations like the Home Protec
tive league in matters, that are wholly
in the hands of the police. A to the
present conditions and the necessity
and purposes of the Home Protective
league, I know nothing beyond what
I read I the papers."
Hoff's in New York. Fall Goods Daily.
Hats $2 $3 $5 Hoffman's Toggery
Light Cost to Individuals for Lowry Park
Assessors for park improvement at the
foot of Lowry hill have submitted their
report to the district court. A hearing
will be held in a fortnight, probably oil
Aug. 31.
The assessments aggregate $107,169 pay
able In ten annual installments. The as
sessments per, lot in the territory adjudged
by the. assessors to be benefited will!
amount to: from $lv
to $5- a year. se
cure this nominal rate a comparath
narge area has been included. Out Hen
nepin avenue the assessment district ex
tends to Twenty-ninth street. Kenwood
gets a light touch, but Bryn Mawr and all
sections northwest of the railway track*
Victim of Stabbing Identifies Kosmek and
Motko as Assailants.
Andrew 'Kosmek and Michael Motko,
ascused of having stabbed David Tim
pany last Friday night, were arrested
late yesterday by Detectives Hansen and
Helin. Timpany picked them out of a
crowd of half a dozen at central police
station'. They will be charged with an
assault with intent to kill.
Timpany says he met the men in a
saloon and went to Motko's house "Where
a keg of beer was on tap. When Timpany
started home a quarrel began and Kosmek
and Motko followed and assaulted him.
Timpany was found later by Patrolman
Ekberg. The men say they are innocent.
Peter Kilsbury's Promise Svve Him from
Punishment for Desertion.
Peter Kilsbury, who deserted his wife a
week ago, leaving her without money so
that she was put out of her home for non
payment of rent, was arrjajgned hi, police,
court this morning. ^^JM^I
admitted that ^e"waS
i able? rffalke:
a good living and that he'had not done
right by his family. On his promise toj
return and provide a home for them" he
was released a month 's probation.
Victims of the Mlsisslppi Are Found Near
St. Paul.
The bodiestof O. Smith and'Edward
McQuire, boti of whom were drowned in
the Mississippi hve been recovered at Pine
Bend near St. Paul Park. Smith's body
was found at"mldnight lasfe night and Mc
Guire's at 4 o'clock this morning.
McGuire, a Minneapolis teamster, com
mitted suicide by jumping into the river
from an excursion steamer Sunday night
after a quarrel with a woman said to be
his wife. Smith stepped off the end ofa
the St. Patfl drawbridge "Sunday night
while walking to a favorable place to see
a passing' steamer.
J\W* *3p
Somehow the Place Which .Has
Caused Such Indignant Protests
from Residents Impressed Him with
Its DecorumDoes This End the
Agitation for Reform?
All eyes were turned expectantly
last evening to the road leading from
the city. Thru the length and breadth
Of the Minnehaha Midway there was
an. air of suppressed excitement and
enforced decorum. Even the red
lemonade was a less riotous carmine
the merry-go-round revolved most se
dately and the voi ce of the barker
was stilled.
For the Midway was on probation.
Had not the ladies of the, nearby resi
dence district complainecr to the mayor
of unseemly actions, and had not the
mayor announced that he would re
form the plaice if it took the entire
police force to do it? And it was en
tirely logical to presume that the first
move would be for the police to seek
definite information. S it was that
all scanned the road from the city.
Soon a little man ran nervously
down the row of resorts."*""
"He's a-comin'! He's a-comin'!"
he criedan then things were do
ing. Hastily making a shift of rec
ord s, one joint proprietor touched the
lever and his phonograph began to
play "Throw Out the Lifeline The
dancing was stopped and the em m
ployees of the pavilions took conspic
uous stations, with meekly downcast
eyes and sedately folded hands.
"Gosh! How long's this goin' to
last?" inquired one disgusted patron.
"Don't talk that waypleas don't
there's a dear," exclaimed the propri
etor. "Don't you see, we're
But with a clatter of hoofs and a
metaphorical ta-ra-ra-tum-tum, a
substantial equipage burst into the
Midway and a large, pleasant-faced
man drove down the row. With the
keen eye of a person skilled in "de-
tecting fraud of every kind, he
scanned the sober assemblage and
noted the air of puritanical propriety
that hovered over the place.
seemed pleased.
"Not so frightfully worse," he com
mented to a man by his side, whose
half-opened coat displayed a police
star beneath. "And yet w^e've dropped
right in on 'em so they haven,'t had
time to take a brace."
And returning to the city, Police
Superintendent Conroy gave this
statement to a morning paper:
"Of course these places are irritat
ing to the people livi ng in clos^e prox
imity to the park. But there was
nothing which I saw that could be
construed as being disorderly or a
violation of the law.
"There is a merry-go-round, with
music and a dance hall near by but
everything, as far as I could see, was
conducted in as orderly a manner as
any of the public dances which are
given in the down-town distric t. From
my personal observation, the crowd
consisted of people who appeared and
acted as respectably as one could
wish. .'-'ffA
"Of course, in'a" place of any kind,
there is always a few of .the vicious
elementbu from what I saw last
evening, the gathering at Minnehaha
about the booths was composed, of
people who, conducted themselves in
a perfectly,"decorous manner." ?f
Residents of the Minnehaha dis
trict who see the Midway seven nights
a week, when its habitues,are not on
dress parade, are -wondering if this
ends it
The pure water-committee of the
board of education met this afternoon
to discuss safe drinking water at the
schools for the coming year.
I is assumed that the Improve
ment league will not permit the use
of city water," altho the lower pump
ing stations are not likely to be uised
again now that the city has two fully
equipped, modern stations above pos
sible contamination from city sewage.
The school directors belie ve that
the most economical plan will be to
take water from the Donaldson well.
This water is pronounced by the
health department the best in the
A it is hardly expected that S.
Donaldson will renew his generous
offer of last season to distribute the
water at his own expense, estimates
are now being made on the cost of de
livering the water daily to\.a il the
I is believ ed that the work can be
done for $6,000, which is supposed-to
be a,-much lower figure .than the spring
waj&r Gompatiies woultt undertake the
'Contract'for. ifc-'iS*
Charges of Illegal Banking Against
Sloan of Des Moines.
DES MOINES, IOWA.Two charges of illegal
banking have been lodged against John Sloan,
St., president of the Exchange bank, which was
recently compelled to. close its doors. The
"hank's assets are estimated at $12,000, while
the liabilities are $275,000 or oyer. The .in-
stitution was known as Sloan's 'bank and Trts
jrtLVate concern, bat enjoyed tfafr confidence of
th people to a marked extent. Public senti
ment is at & ferment, as many a young man has
lost all he had. The Sloans were supposed-to be
very wcalthv, and lived in luxurious Style.
ttotan. JLu$wlek an evangelist, JSVUO'Has been
living In Ottumwa, has" been arrested charged
with selling to a Mrs. Mary McMillin of Grand
Rapids, Mich., $1,000 worth of mining stock
which he did not owa.
Myron Bennett, charged with shooting his
brother-in-law, George H,. Caldwell, at Berkley,
Is under artest at JJoone^. fie refuses to make
W. E. Rorabaitffh, a prosperous young physi
cian here, has been arrested, charged with using
the llnited States mails to defraud. His fort
caiceration has created a stosaiioa.
Crowd Ranged from the Man Who
Hod Staked His All, on the Trip, to
the Tin Horn Gainbler and .Thimble
RiggerClerks Would Farmers.
Two crowded Great Northern trains
pulled out of the union station la st
night bound for the new lands at
Devils Lake and Grand Forks. Train
N o. 7 had twelve cars, with 403 pas
sengers, and train No. 9 had four
teen cars, with 432 prospective set
tiers. There was the same suppressed
excitement at the station as when in
pioneer days th early land seekers
started from New England for the
west. Many tickets were sold without
the return slip, and while most of the
landseekers expect to return to their
homes if unsuccessful, about a third
declared that, win or lose, they would
throw their lot iivwith the new coun
try, where everyone has a equal
show. $:p
I was a strange gathering. A few
regarded the trip
as a pleasure ex
cursion, but many looked upon it as a
crisis in their lives. Almost every sta
tion in life was represented. Many
.were farm hands who will try for a
claim and if unsuccessful will go into
the harvest fialds. There were clerks
who knew nothing except the counter
and anxious fathers who bade farewell
to the families to whom the chances
eant so much. There was a group of
street car workers who talked about
putting on the brakes and ringing up
fifty bushels to the acre. Notable
among tte groups were "bad men"
looking for trouble and swearing that
they were going to show who owned
the new country. Finally, there were
those men who intended to get rich
from their fellows restaurant keepers,
amusement men, and gamblers
already stacking the cards.
Most of the passengers came from
the twin cities or the country round
about. George Hanson, a farmer from
Delano, spoke of the expectations of
himself and of his friends:
"Most of the people from the coun
try are not going so much because
they are out of a job," said he, "as
because they are in the hopes of bet
tering themselves. *If they are un F.,
successful, they can return home and
there won't be much loss. I they
connect, then there is a chance to
make their way to the top. Every
body will be equal in the new lands
and the farm hand will be the farm
owner. When it comes to these chaps
who give up a job in the city, it's dif
ferent. I they lose they are out of
it. They won't be much good in the
new country for hired hands. I sup
pose that they intend to stay on the
land only long enough to sell it if
they win. .For us fellows it means a
V. Jones, pity ticket agent.of the
Great Northern, Said this morning
that his road expects to handle large
crowds, and that when the $10 round
trip rate begins tomorrow, that as
large crowds as went out yesterday
maybe looked for.
.|^V:|COURt NEWS g:^'
Rural free delivery carriers, whether
membe rs of the Carriers' association or
not are requested by the secretary, E
A. Lane, to be present at the. meeting to
be held in the Times building Saturday,
Aug. 20, at 8 pm Matters of individual
importance are to be discussed.
Winona, Minn., Aug, It.The
synodical conference of the Lutheran
church of America opened here this
morning with close to ninety dele
gates present. The opening sermon
was preached by Rev. Badlngof
Milwaukee, president of the confer
ence, who spoke on "What shall in
duce and strengthen us to do the. work
of upbuilding the church."
This afternoon reports were pre
-sented on missionary work among the
negroes in. the south.. Tomorrow
morning Rev. Joseph Harders of Mil
waukee will speak on "Church Com
munion." Professor A Hoenecke,
DD.,' of Milwaukee, will present" a
paper on "Scripture as the Fountain
of Al Truth." Discussion of these
papers is expected to occupy two
-"4:-, Sent .to Her Mothen,
Mrs. JamesnoGsiArity,: formerly of 3239
Twenty-third'aven,ue S, .was probably the
happiest w^man, Jth,, the .world this morn
ing when she boarded jk Minneapolis &
St. Louis train to go to her mother's home
at.Creston, Iowa. Deserted by^her hus
band, who had left, her in critical'health
arid "Without one cent of money, she was
thrown upon the tender mercies of the
world until the Humane and Outing socie
ties arranged for transportation to her
home. She left this morning accompanied
by an attendant. -v
Phone Case Heard.
Judge. C. Brooks this morning lis
tened to arguments of counsel for and
against an injunction asked for by the
Northwestern Telephone company to pre
vent the Tri-State Telephone company
from erecting poles, guy stubs and string
ing wires along the plaintiff's line from
Minneapolis to Willmar. N decision was
Appleby Will Contest.
Dr. T. W Villers Appleby of St.
Paul yesterday commenced an action" in
the Rams ey county courts whereby he
hopes to have the famous Will of his laTe
wife, Cornelia Day Wilder Appleby, set
aside: If the plaintiff is successful he
will prevent his wife's fortune from be
ing merged with the A. Wilder char
ity and will himself become the sole bene
ficiary of a $750,810 estate.
Heirs to Meet a Webster City to Make
a division.
WEBSTER CITY, IOWA.The heirs of Jacob
M. Funk expect to hold a meeting in this city
the first of next week to make a division
the real estate.. The allotment
W A be merelf
Partizans of Two Candidates for High
Chief Ranger Prepare for Ballot
BattleContests for Other Offices
Voting System Causes Dispute.
A battle is impending in the conven
tion of the Woman's Catholic Order of
Foresters. The delegates are divided
into two factions and the watchword
of one is "sentiment" and the other
"progress." Mrs. Elizabeth Rodgers,
who has been high chief ranger ever
since the order was organized, repre
sent th on an Mis gin th Catheri
Mrs. Minnie Duffy of Chicago, who has
been for the past eight years chairman of
the high auditing board of the. W. C. O.
is a candidate for re-election. Th
position is an important one, and Mrs.
Duffy has fully proved her ability, while
her unassuming manner and constant
good nature have helped to make her
many friends. -y\
and should be run on business princi-
ples," exclaim the supporters of the
so-called progressive factio n, who
favor rotation in office.
"There is no one who knows a a
much about the order as Mrs. Rodgers
and she can.do more for it than ahy
other woman," declare those who are
in favor of retaining her in office as
long as she keeps her health and
This was the situation at noon when
the convention adjourned and it was
understood that the nominations
would be the first business brought be
fo re the afternoon session. There are
four high officers, a high medical ex
aminer, an attorney, seven trustees
and three high auditors to be chosen
and as the candidates for all but the
four high offices are innumerable the
presentation of their names to tht
convention wall occupy the whole*af
ternoon. I is expected that the ballots
will be printed and distributed this
evening so that the delegates will be
able to inform themselves as to the
merits of the candidates, if they have
not done so already, and be prepared
for a vote tomorrow.
.Ballot System a Puzzle.
A the last biennial it took five and
one-half days to elect the officers, but
as a modified form of the Australian
system has been adopted,, it is ex
pected that the all-important matters
will be settled by tomorrow night if
the nominations are finished this
afternoon. A effort was made to
set aside the Australian system, even
after it had been adopted by the con
vention, for many of the delegates
say they do not understand it and are
afraid of it. When Miss Goggin an
nounced yesterday afternoon that a
meeting would be held la st evening in
one of the parochial schools to ex
plain it, there Was a storm of protests
from the Rodgers faction and an at
tempt was made to prevent the gath
ering. But the meeting Wa held
and the delegates who attended it
were thoroly instructed in regard to
the new plan.
Party feeling runs high and both
factions claim the victor y. There is
gossip that the electi on of Mrs Rodgers
Will disrupt the order and one court
has announced that if she is retained
in office the members will leave in a
The press committee would make
no report this morning but it was
learned that the delegates adopted the
amended report of the finance com
mittee. The clause in relation of the
salaries of the high officers was
warmly discussed for there is a strong
feeling that the salary of the high
chief ranger should be cut from $2,000
to $1,500 a year, but the convention
did not support it and the amount re
mains the same.
The $500 policy plan was again dis
cussed and adopted. I has the same
age limit, 50 years, and conditions as
govern the other two classes. An
other amendment adopted provides
that the 50-cent per capita tax, which
has been used for the endowment
fund, be divided, 40 cents for the re
a personal and private one, as no transfers of
title can be made until one year has elapsed
since. the death of Mr. Punk. The real estate
Is valued at about a quarter of a million dol
lars, and there are twelve heirs.
Suit has been begun to recover $243.85 froi
the estate* alleged to be due as costs in riSB"'
hearing of the matter of the drainage of Goose
lake, in the Southern part of the county.
serve endowment and ten cents for
extension of the order. 3
Redistricting Postponed. V*^
The state judisdiction measure was
brought before the convention and
action deferred. Many of the dele
gates favof a change, as the member
ship is growing too large to be looked
after by deputies of the high chief
ranger, under the present plan. State
jurisdiction will give a a officer to each
Close attention to business and the
intense interest surrounding all quesr
tions brought before th house are tell
ing, on the delegates. A restroom has
been arranged at the church and the.,
cots are frequently sought, by weary
Foresters, who seek a few minutes'
rest from the excitement of the hall.
The delegates have been in session a
week today and their -work has been
interrupted by no social relaxation,
but eaeh day has been spent in close
attention to business and it is not
surprising that the women are worn
out, ill and homesick.
Mrs. Elizabeth McLogan. present editor
of the official- orjsan of the W C. O. F.
Is a candidate for re-election. She is the
Widow pt the late McLogan of Chi
cago, well known among the typograph
ical unions as president of No
Mrs. McLogan has (been for the past
twenty-five years identified with societies
for the benefit of her sex. She. was at
one time .treasurer for, the state federa
tion of labor and was the first woman ever .._
sofir frrtm tho Ohirnsrn Trades Assembly. priations. this could not tx granted He as-
sent rro tn ^nicag lraaes Asaeraoi i^^
as.detegate to any convention. 4
"t" ...pi mm
August 17, 1904.
the othe rw Miss Goggin had not con
sented to announce herself: as a lead
er this morning, but her friends con
fidently state that she will be a candi
"The Woman's Catholic^ Order of
Foresters is a business organization
ii-known Chicago eache
$2,376,000 Needed for Missouri River
Work, JSays.
SIOUX CITY. IOWA.In his annual report
Major H. M. Chittenden. United States engineer
in chance of the Missouri river, makes -requisi
tion for a total allowance of $2.:i76,OCO for
Missouri river work the next.two years. Main
tenanee and renairs are estimated as needed at
Sioux City in the sum at $85,000 Kansas City.
$475,000 Elk Point, $157,500 Pierre $11C-
000. an Bismarck. ?2l2.ino Ffir completion o*
improvements. $1,602,000 is asked, and
$50,000 for'dredscinK and snaKglnjt in the chan
The major says that in the past year about
thlrtv "petitions have been Bent to his office for
relief along various portions of the river. Ow
lntt. t_o. the failure of congress to make appro
pro W
anKc i
Hon should be dfforrlM as the
8 greater than is-- generally realized.
Reg. $22.75, special $167S
Reg. $24.50, special.... .$17.50
Reg. $26.50, special $19.50
Reg. $28.50, special.....$21.00 Reg. $48.50, special.
Oormar Wstah. and 2nd Avon. 80.
Extravagance and the Monarchy.
There is certainly no comprehend
ing the points Of view some people
take. Ghe'day, a a few of us were
chatting over a cup of coffee, the
talk drifted to politics. How a coun
could be ruled by a mere president
seemed a mysteryn trndition, no
dignity, no stabilit y.
Somehow I had occasion to com
pliment Sweden erecting'the hand
some granite, houses -of parliament,
now nearly completed. One of
We have about eighteen Davenports and
Sofa Beds too many. Their space is really
more valuable to us just now. They must be
sold, and here they go at everybody's price.
A SuggestionDon't forget the State Fair is
almost on us, and you may find some country cous-
ins suddenly quartered upon you. These Davenports
will then be a friend in need to you.
Without Ends
With Ends, Mahogany Frames
Reg. $24 00, special $14.95
Reg. $25.00, special .....$ 16.80
Reg. $36.00, special $23.60
Drug Store Business Rigidly Controlled by the GovernmentPat
ent Medicines Are Barred, Their Sale Being Left to
the GrocersWhat the Monarchy Means
to the Swedes.
By Olof Z. Oervin.
Furusund, Sweden, July 15.The!
other day I had occasion to look up
a drugstore, or apothecary's as they
call it here. Some one was in need of
an ointment and wanted a certain
patent medicine with properties some
thing akin to witch haze l. But I had
come to the wrong store. I was told
politely that no patent medicines were
kept in any drugstores, but could be
had at the grocer's 'round the corner.
"But," said the druggist, I can give
you exactly the same thing and for a
less price, for we have the formula
but cannot use the proprietary name.'
So there it was, witch hazel or Pond
extract, the-same story as with us.
I bought his substitute, for he
seemed an honest fellow and willing
to talk. I appears that the drug
gists of Sweden have begun to fight
the proprietary medicines by refusing
to sell them. S now the patent
medicine crank must .buy his sarsa
parill a, his celery compound, or
what not at the grocer's or in
the department stores. I won
der if it won't rob it of 90 per cent
of its curative powers when thus di
vorced from the halo and mysteries
of the drugstores and absolutely
ignored by the doctors.
Neither do the drugstores sell per
fumes, toilet articles and slatepencils,
to say nothing of cameras, sodawater
and cutflowers. They sell drugs_and
nothing else, I believe, except vichy
water, which is considered as much a,
medicine as a beverage, and is con
sumed in great quantities.
But druggists do here what would
be Impossible in other countries. For
their business is a remnant of the old
time guilds. When a young man has
finished his studies, passed the exam
inations and gone thru,a year or two
as a apprentice, one might think he
was fr ee to select the best vacant cor
ner, stock and wait for business.
no means. The law says just how
many drugstores there shall be and
just where they are to be located
no more and no less. I also pre
scribes the prices of all drugsthere
is no cutting.
The young man, anxious to get into
business, must wait for some one to
die or for the government to estab
lish a new drugstore, as is done when
the population has increased enough
to warrant it. Then a new druggist is
appointed according to merit or favor
as the case may be. I he is dissatis
fied, he cannot close shop according
to his own will. If he wants a better
location he must wait until another is
vacant, and then apply. Thus a drug
gist moves about, beginning usually
at some crossroads village arid finish
ing with Stockholm if possible.
All are anxious to get to that city.
N wonder, for it is beautiful, attrac
tive, and its drugstores pay well. I
small cities the druggist is one of the
leading men. and perhaps the wealth
iest one. I Stockholm the net in w
come is-as much as 50,000 to 60,000
crowns, nearly five times as much as
the king's ministers receive.
But recently it has been deter
mined to establish four or five more
drugstores in the capital city. This
does not please the old-timers, but is
hailed by the young blood as a good
thing. S you can see how easy it
is to exclude patent medicines from
drugstores. Sweden is a country where
they try to regulate things, and they
succeed, tho so.metim es only too well.
I gets to be a bore.
party was a man known rather for
the tightness of his purse than the
liberality of his views. Instantly he
flared up arid hurled invectives at the
pride-ridden Swedish people, who,
tho few in numbers and poor in re
sources, must heeds spend millions on
a mere building for its representa
tives. I was, to his notion, the worst
folly and a utter waste of national
Morr/s Trmvor. Prop.
I thought here was an opening, and
pointed to the royal palace, .which,
eyer since the stern old days of
Charles XI, has towered above lowly
and even squalid surroundings, quite
eclipsing everything else, be it pri
vate or public. Moreover, it was
erected at a time
choicest land that ever lay outdoors, in. Montana, in a fine farming section of
improved ranches, where irrigation is not needed. This fine body of la nd is
within ten miles of the main line of the Northern Pacific *oad to the Paoiflo
coast. Our option per acre is less than the first price of governme nt land. I i a
our purpose to colonize this land and from forming and locating colonies male*
our money fr om the sale of the la nd in ranch lots. The steamsh ip companies
are bringing immigrants to the United States now for $7 per head. There is a
big immigration to Montana, and the opportunity is one of a lifetime. I takes
$46,000 to swing this 23,000 acres of land. W now have $20,000 cash, and Mm
want one or more.investors to dome forward with $30,000, who, upon the proper
showing, Will be made president and manager of the company. This propositi oa
is wide open for the fullest investigation^ and the la nd will be shown the pros-
pective investor and full details given. For personal interview address.
hen money was
scarcei was more difficult to raise
a million than now it is to raise two.
But he did not see it that way. That
was for the kingan the king stood
for the people. What was done for
the king was good and proper and
no extravagance. I seemed to him
perfectly' in place that the oldest son
of one certain man should be elected,
or, rather, predestined, to rule over
a whole people.
Admitting, as I was very glad to
do, that the present king is as good
as can be desired, and far better than
most rulers, there still remained the
risk of the country's once more being
afflicted with a foolhardy, perhaps id
iotic sovereign. Twice has it been
brought to the very verge of destruc
tion by supercilious and intractable
"Ye s, but don't you see," retorted
my friend, "our king is so hedged
about with constitutional restrictions
and handicapped in every way that
is real jower is a mere fiction?"
I seeme, then, royalty is a luxury
which the European peoples love to
have, think they must perpetuate, and
are quite willing to pay for. They cer
tainly, do all. they-can to train care
fully the young princes, any one of
Whom may some day have to ascend
the throne.. I they succeed with the
limited material they have at hand,
so much the better. They are very
proud of- the product, feel they are
amply repaid when they know they
have a king who \keeps up a grand
court, pushes the electr ic button w-hen
an exhibition is to be opened, makes
a neat little speech when laying the
cornerstone of a sanatorium, and lafet,
but best of all, is quite willing to sign
his name to all the documents that
the real rulers, his ministers, place
before him. You see, it is all done
in the king's name.
Yes, it is a fine thing, very spectac
ular and very grandbut somehow,
a republican fails to see how a sen
sible people can be so well satisfied
as they undoubtedly are with what
is, even according to their own ad
mission, a mockery of power.
They do, however, gain one thing:
that is stability. Our quadrennial
disturbances, when we renew political
antagonisms, harrow our feelings and
excite our passions, bring our busi
ness to a standstill and otherwise
spend a year to make pour mind as
to whom we really want for a presi
dentall this may be quite as much,
of a luxury as to support a royal
household, and is not nearly so pic
turesque. But each according to his
taste, and we think ours is the better
Stability is their real gain. Roy
alty does act as a sort of balances
wheel, or one might say that a good
king is an oiler. lubricates the
machinery and keeps the parts work
ing harmoniously, averts clashes and
otherwise makes himself useful. Such
is King Oscar, and more, toosuo
was Queen Victoria.
English in High Favor.
I is curious to note the strong in
fluence of the English language here.
When a translator fails to find a word
to fit the original, he transfers the
English word bodi ly into the Swedish
text. A German will go a block out
of his way to find a German expres
sion, be it ever so long and cumber?
some. Such words as "flirt," "sport,
"interview," "start" are used not only
in the written language but in every
day talk. But when they import such
words as "trade," "factory," "blun
ders" and "inquiry," one is surprised.
The Swedes are very friendly to the
English in every Way, in spite of a
great deal of prejudice against Amer
ica. There is ar more sympathy with
England than with Germany, for in
stance, altho the Germans are clos er
kin. I is simply incomprehensible
^how the Germans "can do so much
lor Russia-and so openly, too.' The
Swedes know only too well what the
Russians are. They sympathize fully
with the sufferings of the people in
Finland, sufferings of which we have
no adequate comprehension. Yet Rus-,^
sia claims to be a Christian nation, ti'
W have op*
tion on 88,000
acres of the

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