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Senate Committee Is Trying to
Have Judiciary Made Rate
Making Body.
By W. W. Jermane.
Washington, May 19.It is very evi
dent that the senate committee on in
terstate commerce is seriously consid
ering including in its report to con
gress a suggestion that the entire ques
tion of rates be passed up to the fed
eral courts. Chairman Elkins, in his
questions, daily makes it clear that he
believes the present laws are adequate
for the correction of all abuses and
that the situation would be quite ideal
if the interstate commerce act could
be slightly amended so as to make it
the duty of the courts to passi upon
the reasonableness of rates complained
of and name rates in their place.
This theory of judicial control of
the rate situation was exploited by
members of the committee this week
for the benefit of Joseph H. Call of
southern California, one of the best
known lawyers of the Pacific coast, who
has made a careful study of the law
points involved in the present eontro
versy. Replying to the questions of
members of the committee, he took
the broad ground, previously occupied
by Attorney General Moody, that the
rate-making function is exclusively a
legislative function and cannot, under
the constitution, be lodged with the
courts, whose duties are purely judi
cial. Should congress attempt to
clothe the courts with this authority,
he declared, the authority would not
be exercised. The supreme court would
refuse to try cases of that kind and
would indorse the attorney general in
his assertion that the constitution would
be invaded by such a policy.
Indorsed by Shippers.
The view taken by Mr. Call and
the attorney general is indorsed
tby E.
P. Bacon, representing the shippers,
and undoubtedly it is also the view or
the president.
The effort of the senate committee,
therefore, to make the public believe
a remedy for existing abuses may
had thru the courts, can only be in
tended to postpone action and thus
give public clamor an opportunity to
subside, the railways meanwhile to
make such changes in policy as will
prevent the clamor again being raised.
Congress has full power, and it may
exercise it directly or thru a commis
eion, to fix railroad rates at any point
between the two extremes of a rate
that is too high or one that is too low.bay
The courts may be appealed to for a
decision as to whether a rate, once it is
fixed, is reasonable or unreasonable
but the moment the courts are asked
to name a rate in the place of the onepuerile
complained of, that moment they are
asked to engage in the work of rate
making, and this work the constitu
tion says they shall not do.
Precedent in England.
In England, where there is no writ
ten constitution and where parliament
for that reason has a wider authority
than congress has in this country, the
courts have always declined to fix
rates, altho frequently asked to do so.
English judges say ratemaking is a
part of the duty of the legislative
branch of the government, and that if
parliament does not see fit to exercise
that authority, rates cannot be fixed.
Mr. Bacon characterizes as absurd
the theory of the senate committee
that the courts can be asked to deter
mine the entire question. He thinks
a report by the committee to congress
recommending such a course, even if
followed by appropriate legislation,
would bitterly disappoint the people
and bring the rate-making question to
the front later on with renewed energy.
He wants the rate-making power con
ferred by congress on a commission
which will be the agent of congress
in all rate matters, and this is what
the president and the attorney general
want. The senate committee on inter
state commerce, however, seems to
Hvant to give the final rate-making
power to the courts.
William Becker a Victim of Appendicitis
at Cranbrook, B. C.
Special to The Journal.
Stillwater, Minn., May 19.Mrs. Fred
Beecker received a telegram today from
Cranbrook, B. C, announcing the death
there from appendicitis of William Beck
er, aged 20, her son. The young man left
Jiere six weeks ago to join his brothers in
the west. His remains will be brought
here on Sunday night for burial.
The $25,000 damage case of H. C. Far
mer against the Stillwater Water com
pany is being argued today and will reach
the Jury early tomorrow.
Shipments of twine in carload lots from
the prison factory will begin in earnest
on Monday. About ten cars will be moved
every day. The shipments for the year
will run between 10,000,000 and 11,000,000
The Isaac Staples and bowboat cleared
today with logs for S. & J. C. Atlee of
Fort Madison.
The funeral of Albertina Lind, the
year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Chris
kind, of Afton, was held this afternoon.
Before Coffee Did Its Work.
When you get from food that power
which keeps the heart beating high, full
and regularly, and the nerves firm and
steady.you may say with Monte Cristo,
"The World is mine!"
All things that may be attained by
human endeavor are possible to you.
But if you fill the stomach with drugs
instead of food, you get only an unnat
ural stimulation which leaves you in
worse condition than you were before.
Coffee is a drug. In time that sort of
thing wears on you and wrecks the!cured
restion disappeared entirely, and with
has gone the depression and 'blues'
that follow in its train.
I am careful to boil Postum Coffee
(From 20 to 30 minutesthen, using eith
er boiled or condensed milk, or cream,
the latter preferred, I have as delicious
a beverage as the old coffee at its best,
and never feel anything but pleasant
effects from its use and the old delight
*t being well." Name given by Postum
Co.. Battle Creek, Mich.
There's a reason.
Read the little book, "The Road to
^611^6," in each package.
JFriday Evening,,.
Ifrges France to Defend Indo
China Against Possible r|
Jap Invasions.'
Paris, May 19.M. Francois Deloncle
(republican), deputy for Indo-China, has
submitted to the special parliamentary
committee on naval affairs a remarkable
report on the urgent necessity for
strengthening the defense of Indo-China
against the peril of a Japanese inva
"Indo-China," he says, "has only
two enemies to fear, namely, Japan
alone or China, encouraged and sup-out
sorted by Japan. The former consti
a real danger, for Japan has much
to gain and. little to risk, and her
isolated position makes her almost.-in-'
vulnerable to us. She could in a few
weeks throw 100,000 men into Indo
China and easily reinforce this first
landing party. The first phase of such
a struggle, would consist of Japan's ef
forts to secure mastery of the sea. With
Japan's great superiority in naval
forces in far eastern waters, our feeble
division would not risk a decisive bat
tle, but would fall back upon our only
naval base, Saigon. There it would be
blockaded as the Russians were block
aded within Port Arthur. With our
division thus bottled up, Japanese could
oppose the junction or the blockaded
warships with the relief squadron, and,
having secured the mastery of the sea,
Japanese transports would be free to
land invading forces. She has two ad
mirable anchorages ready for her trans
ports at Kamranh bay and Port Dayet.
She probably would take the fiTst, as
nearer to Saigon. Japan would thusbe
established upon the sea route connecting
Tonquin and Cochin-China, and whoance.
could prevent it? In the present condi
tion of our defenses could we resist
such an attack? Evidently not, andin
within a brief time Indo-China would be
the prey of the invader."
The report then examined the means
which it is necessary to adopt for the
defense of the colony and says the best
solution of the problem is stroWgly to
reinforce Indo-China so that the colony
be able to defend itself for sev
eral months against the Japanese until
French naval divisions could reach the
theater of operations. The program to
accomplish this, consists of a large aug
mentation of the naval forces in? the far
east, an increase of the military force
of occupation to a minimum of 55,000
men, the establishment of strong naval
bases at Saigon, Kamranh bay, Allong
and Pulo CoWdor, and the establish
ment of tbrpedoboat and submarine
boat stations at Cape St. James, Kam
ranh bay and Turum. The report
closes by asserting that it would be
to disregard the gravity of the
Detailed estimates are given of the
cost of the work, namely the fortifica
tion of Tonquin, guns and armament,
$22,000,000 coast defeases including
strengthening the naval base at Saigon,
$14,000,000, and the establishment of
torpedo and other stations, $6,000,000, a
total of $42,000,000.
M. Deloncle is a member of the spe
cial parliamentary committee on naval
affairs which appointed him to submit a
report with a program of the defenses
necessary to place xndo-China in? a con
dition to resist an attack.
He Will Succeed Bojestvensky When
Fleet Beaches Vladivostok.
New York Bun Special Service.
London, May 9.A fiigh authority
confirms the report that Vice Admiral
Birileff! will succeed Admiral Bojestven
sky in command of the Eussian fleet,
when it reaches Vladivostok. A high
official of the staff says Bojestvensky is
not compelled by sickness to abandon
his command, but his nerves have been
so shattered by the terrible strain he
has undergone since he left St. Peters
burg, that his breakdown is probable.
The date of the departure of Vice Ad
miral Birileff for Vladivostok will be
kept secret, lest it indicate Roiestven
sky's movements, but it is understood
he will be allowed ample leisure to pre
pare for his journey. This implies a
further sojourn of Rojestvensky's fleet
southern waters.
Russian Fleet Expected to Take on Pro
visions There.
London, May 19.Now that it seems
definitely established that Vice Admiral
Bojestvensky has started on his north
ward journey there is a great revival of
interest here in the far eastern cam-
whole nervous system. Sure, sure, surel Flint from Russia, there are excellent
A lady of Mamaroneck, N. Y., tells
bow Bbe became a nervous wreck
through the use of coffee:
I had been a sufferer," she says,
"from nervous indigestion for a number
of years and doctored for the same
without result. I was in part to blame,
for, although the physician forbade me
the coffee, and limited me to a small
allowance of tea, I failed to obey him,
and continued to use coffee until I
became a nervous wreck. My digestion
got to bo so poor that I was unable
to eat scarcely anything. I became
very much depressed and discouraged
over my condition, for I had no hope
of relief, until a little more than a
year ago a friend recommended Postum
Food Coffee.
I was greatly surprised to find that
the new beverage acted almost immedi
ately and most favorably upon my
nerves. It certainly is a nerve builder,
at least it has been in my case. In an
Incredibly short time my nervous indi-
where provision
said to waiting for the Rus
sian fleet, is the most northward of
French possessions on the Chinese sea
and the last port which Bojestvensky
can select for his final departure to meet
the Japanese. It has a fine anchorage
and a sheltered channel, where a large
fleet may ride in safety.
Reports still circulate in London to
the effect that the Bussian Pacific fleet's
coaling arrangements are extremely in
adequate and have been the main cause
of its prolonged stay in Indo-Chinese
and that the admiral is finding
ever-increasing difficulty on this score.
Sixty-three Russian colliers, however,
are reported at Saigon, Cape St. James,
Germans Say They, Not He, Got Buss
Battleship Contracts.
New York Sun Special Service
Berlin, May 19.The new Russian
loan of $100,000,000 has been subscribed
by Berlin banks, The money will not
leave Germany, as it will be devoted en
tirely to the vast shipbuilding orders
given in this country.
In spite of the recent reports con
cerning large orders for battleships se
by Charles M. Schwab and Charles
reasons for believing that beyond a
possible order for specially toughened
steel, nickel steel, or harveyized armor
plates, Schwab's and Flint's ."journey
came to nothing.
On the other hand, large orders for
ships, it is understood, have been given
to France.
They Expect General Attack by Oyama,
but Don't Know Where.
Gun-shu Pass, Manchuria, May 19.
The weather has cleared, but the roads
as a result of the recent rains are imwith
passable quagmires.
The present truce is expected to be
broken by the Japanese. They are
showing every evidence of preparation
to assume the offensive, constantly
shifting positions and pressing the Rus
sian left, where cavalry forces are daily
exchanging shots. The demonstration
on the Russian left, however, is prob
ably only a feint to cover the real
stroke at the right. This is thought
more probable because of the care with
which the Japanese are screening the
movements on their left, using Chinese
bandits freely for the purpose. The
attempts of the Russian scouts to pierce
the curtain have not been successful.
Profiting by past experience, a new
system for the transportation of
wounded men from the battlefield bv
means of packhorses has
T,eriTOent have -show re
Doctors in National Association
Discuss Problem of Great
White Plague.
Washington, May 19.The national
association for the study and preven
tion of tuberculosis today discussed
many phases of treatment and sociolog
ical problems entering into the general
question. The pathological and bac
teriological section confined its work
to the strictly technical features em
braced under those heads.
One of the points of interest brought
in the sociological discussion was
that every effort so far made to estab
lish self-supporting, communities or set
tlements of tuberculosis patients had
proved a failure.
It was the general opinion that all
cases of tuberculosis should be allowed
to remain at large where proper care
of the patient was maintained and
proper sanitary requirements observed
to protect members of the family in
which the patient resided. Nowhere
except in New York is there legal au
thority to compel the retention of a
patient against his will. Such author
ity, it was argued, was most desirable.
Dr. Bracken's Paper.
Dr. H. M. Bracken of Minneapolis
read a paper
Infection in Trans
In discussing this subject it can safely
be said, I think, that there should be no
danger of a possible tubercular infection
while traveling in public conveyances. For
tubercular infection there must, as a
rule, be prolonged exposure and this
should never occur in any public convey
In streetcars one spends but
a short time on any single trip. In thealone
suburban trolleys the crowded condition
the cars and the longer trips make the
possible exposures more pronounced than
in the city cars. In the day coaches of
railway trains one is not in close contact
with other individuals and even should
a tubercular patient be sitting nearby,
the tubercular bacilli expelled in the act
of coughing are in a moist state and not
in condition for general distribution un
til the sputum becomes dry. In sleep
ing cars and on steamers one is even
more isolated than in the day railway
coaches, and the danger of possible tuber
cular infection should be still less.
Cleanliness Is Essential.
In speaking thus of possible infection
during transportataion we are assuming
that all public conveyances and their fur
nishings are kept well cleaned. If such
is not the case there may be danger in
every streetcar, railway coach and
steamer berth. If tubercular patients de
posit infected sputum in public convey
ances and it is allowed to become dry,
it may then be a source of danger. The
greatest danger from lack of cleanliness
is undoubtedly to be found in the sleep
ing cars and steamer berths where one
may be in contact with infected bedding
during an entire night. The danger of
tubercular infection during travel may be
intensified by the lack of proper ventila
tion, for when an individual is confined
in close, stuffy Quarters, the Irritation of
the respiratory tract may be sufficient to
increase his susceptibility or an already
infected individual may have an inflam
matory condition of the lungs intensified
by foul air draughts, thus changing a
latent to an active infection. Admitting
that tubercular infection is not apt to
occur during any single trip in a day
coach, we must still appreciate the fact
that exposure in such coaches is possible,
for many people spend a considerable
ajnount of time each day in city and.
suburban cars on their way to and flNMtfi*
Cleaning a Simple Problem.
Car cleaning is a simple problem, for it
is one of dollars and cents. Of course
there are many times and conditions
when a car may temporarily be in an un
avoidably foul condition. This applies
especially to streetcars during1
seasons of the year. Such conditions are
excusable, but they do not- Justify gen
eral negligence of cleanliness.
Ventilation Not So Easy.
Car ventilation is a difficult problem,
for the temperature and the motion of the
car, as well as the creation of disagreeable
draughts, have to be taken int considera
tion. It is estimated that for good venti
lation in a closed space 3,000 cubic feet
are required per hour for each individual.
The ordinary passenger coach and sleep
ing car furnishes from one-tenth to one
sixth as much fresh air per hour as is reover
quired according to the above estimate.
From a sanitary point of view, the ef
fects of foul air as a means of causing
disease must not be overestimated. The
fact must be recognized, however, that
a person in a badly-ventilated car is mora
susceptible to tubercular infection than he
would be in a well ventilated car. The
great offenders in car ventilation are the
streetcar companies.
New Elevator to Women's Floor
At the Plymouth Corner entrance.
Physician Will Take White Plague
Patients to Far North for
Ss& %iimii^WjikMMtM
New York Sun Special Servioe.
Washington, May 19.An experi
ment of great interest to those who are
now giving so much attention to tu
berculosis and the spread of consump
tion is to be made by Dr. Frederick
Sohon of this city, who was. in the
arctic regions twice with Peary.
This experiment consists of a med
ical application of the outdoor treat
ment for consumptives in an ideal cli
mate and atmosphere secured thru the
agency of a steamer especially fitted
as a seagoing sanatorium, in which
three summer months will be spent in
Greenland above the artic circle. The
steamer Havana has been fitted up
for this purpose and will sail from
Halifax June 13, returning Sept. 30.
Discussing his novel idea, and howorado
he happened to put it into effect, Dr.
Sohon said:
The plan which I have proposed and
which, thru the aid of a number of busi
ness men, will be put into operation, is
the result of my own experience. I went
Peary in 1897 and was at the time
somewhat affected with tuberculosia. I
improved so rapidly, despite our hard
ships, that I was struck with wonder at
what the Arctic region contained for per
sons similarly affected. In 1902, when I
accompanied the party that rescued
Peary, I made the subject a special study.
There is much misinformation among
us as to the climatic conditions exist
ing in Greenland above the Arctic circle.
The conditions are ideal. Even at our
best consumptive resorts in this country
the patient has his good days, and bad
nights. He cannot go out In' the damp
air and ordinarily the tuberculosis patient
loses at night what he has gained during
the day.
The secret of the outdoor treatment for
this disease is abundant sunlight and a
dry, cold, bracing atmosphere. In the
Arctic region in summer there Is a pe
riod of three months of never ceasing
sunlight every hour In the twenty-four.
Both Sides Agree that It Cannot
Be Started Before the Last
of June,
Special to The Journal.
Mankota, Minn.. May 19.The at
torneys on both sides the Koch case
now agree that it cannot be brought
on for its third trial before the lat
ter part of June. It has been thought
the defense would ask to have the
trial commence May 25, but this is not
considered seriously. Judge Cray is
engaged in holding court at St. James,
and his term there may continue until
the Blue Earth county term comes on,
the first part of June. The term will
last about three weeks, so it will be
seen that the earliest the Koch case
can be brought on will be the latter
part of June. The exact date will
probably be settled on Monday.
Sheriff Williams expected that the
matter of the list* of names said to
have' been furnished him by a friend
of the defendant, from which to se
lect his first special venire, would be
brought officially to the attention of
Judge Cray as soon as the jury was
discharged, but this was not the case.
The attorneys for the state were not
ready. In just what shape the mat
ter will come up is uncertain at this
time. Sheriff Williams says he will
give the public the details in a few
days if the state's attorneys do not act.
Dr. Koch continues to receive daily
visits from his Mankato relatives, and
they cheer his apartment with fragrant
bouquets. He passes much of the time
when he is alone in reading or pacing
the exercise corridor. He asked to be
given a portion of the jail by himself,
and his wish was granted, so he is
most of the time.
Koch's attorneys and relatives make
the statement that they have learned
from members of the jury that seven
of them were for acquittal and five
only for conviction. The.t say their in
formation is reliable.
Cell of Dry Battery Had Some Charac
teristics of Real Thing.
Special to The Journal.
New Ulm, Minn., May 19.New TJlm
citizens were not aware they were in
the thick of "another sensation" un
til this morning's twin city newspa
pers reached them. Then they discov
ered that a dynamite plot had been
hatched with the object ostensibly of
removing Asa P. Brooks, editor of the
Eeview and the chief witness for Dr.
l( sensation" was biased upon a
fake bomb made out of a cell of a
dry battery by some practical joker,
and placed under the'door of the office
of the Eeview. The bomb had soine
"real thing" characteristics, but a
slight investigation by the editor
proved it to be a rank imitation.
Correspondents to morning twin city
papers saw a good opportunity to pad
waning "strings" by uncovering
a plot to blow up the Review office,
and its editor by persons who believe
in the guilt of Koch.
A second bomb of similar construc
tion was found in front of the Dakota
house. All the town treats them as
the pranks of practical jokers, and
common report has it that Adolph
Wagner, superintendent ofthe electrio
light station, could sheed strong light
on the affair if he would.
(Last Night's Proceedings on Page 20.)
Special to Tbe Journal.
Madison, Wis., May 19.Br a vote
of 18 to "13 the senate reconsidered the
vote by which the Stevens capital ref
erendum bill was passed, and the bill
was laid over until Wednesday.
The vote by which the bill prohibit
ing legislative counsel and agents from
attempting to influence members of the
legislature was indefinitely postponed,
was reconsidered: The bill and an
amendment by Senator Frear, prohibit
ing lobbyists from addressing members
of either house at their desks, were laid
until Tuesday.
Communications were received in the
senate today from the Merchants' and
Manufacturers' association and the
Chamber of Commerce of Milwaukee,
in favor of the assembly bills giving
the Milwaukee Southern railway the
right to enter the city by the way of
Mitchell park.
The committee, on claims reported a
new bill providing for the payment by
the state,of a bond of the insurance
Senator Roehr submitted an amend
ment permitting any city selected as
the capital to offer a site to the state.
The bill authorizing Oshkosh to offer a
site and its amendment, were laid over
until Wednesday.
The bill introduced by Milwaukee so
cialists, providing for the recall of al
dermen, which had passed the assembly}
was not concurred in by the -senate.
By a vote of 16 to 15 the senate re
fused to accept the committee's recom
mendation on the "mental anguish"
measure, which provides a penalty for
a delay or error in the transmission of
telegraph messages. Then after some
debate the bill was killed by a vote of
17 to 14.
Only twenty members of the assem
bly were present this morning, and ad
journment was taken until Monday
By W. W. Jermane.
Washington, May 19.Unofficially
word is given out today that Attorney
General Moody has directed the dis
trict attorney at Albuquerque, New
Mexico, to lay before the federal
grand jury at that place the facts
connected with rebates paid the Col
Fuel & Iron company by the
Santa Fe road. This indicates the pur
pose of the administration to push this
matter regardless of the fact that Paul
Morton, a former official of the rail
way, is in the cabinet.
Somerville, N. J., May 19.G-eorge H.
Wood of New York today pleaded
guilty of murder in the second degree
in shooting George Williams, on Feb. 2,
and was sentenced to thirty years in
prison.' He had pleaded not guilty of
murder in the first degree a'n'd his coun
sel had declined an offer by the prosecu
tion to accept a plea of guilty of mur
der in a lesser degree.
Wood'I case was notable because of
his plea that the murder was a Jekyll
Hyde crime of whieh he had no remem
Inventors k'^*^
America'i Best lOo Ci^ot,:v'"'
Bob Pitzsimmons refused to enthuse
today when informed that articles for
the long-talked-of match between John
L. Sullivan and Charlie M. Mitchell
had finally been signed in Seattle.
I don't care what they do or try
to do," said he. I was Sullivan's
friend for years, and boosted him and
sparred in exhibitions for him, and
after it all he did me dirt in St.
Louis. I ain't going to boost any,
and I won't knock. Ijust haven't got
anything to say in the matter."
Further urthe than this it was impossible
to lead the middleweight champion.
"Charlie Mitchell is a nice fellow
and all right as far as I ever knew,"
said he. "They can fight if they
want to, and I don't care which one
wins. I won't even bother to guess."
It is evident, however, that Fitz has
no love for John L. After detailing
the manner in which he had assisted
the former champion, he described the
Sullivan "break" in St. Louis, when
Sullivan tried to stir up a fight by
calling him a coward.
I told him I wasn't afraid of him
and he knew it. Further than that,
I said his manager ought to be ar
rested for attempted manslaughter and
Sullivan for attempted suicide in try
ing to get me to fight."
C. R. Schraps' Attorney Attributes Prose
cution to Business Rivals.
Charles R. Schraps, whose application
for a liquor license for a restaurant on
south Sixth street was so vigorously
fought in the council a few weeks ago, was
tried in police court today on a chage of
selling liquor without a license.
Altho a license was granted to the
Schraps Catering company, the prosecu
tion is based on the grounds that the char
ter does not allow the council to issue
liquor licenses to corporations and that a
state law prohibits the granting of more
than five licenses for any one block facing
the patrol limits.
At the outset A. B. Jackson, for the de
fendant, charged that the case was the re
sult of spite work on the part of whole
sale liquor dealers at 36 South Sixth street.
The trial made slow progress and
state called but two witnesses, who testi
fied that Mr. Schraps was the manager of
the restaurant and had directed the sale
of a glass of liquor. Objections and the
resulting arguments by the attorneys oc
cupied the time until noon, when the case
was adjourned until tomorrow.
Private Wilson Captures Varsity Tro*
phy for Excellence in Drill.
For the first time in cadet history,
the Guild medal, given each year for
efficiency in drill, has been awarded to
a freshman. Chester Wilson a fresh
man from Stillwater, with Private R.
W. Muir, Corporal T. McBride and Cor
poral Wilbur Shaw, stood 99 in the
examination recently given to the aspi
rants for the medal, and in the drill
down yesterday, Wilson ranked first and
was awarded the medal.
Gopher rooters turned out in full
force this morning and held a rousing
mass meeting in preparation for the
relay carnival to be held on Northrop
field tomorrow. Moses L. Strathern
presided and speeches were made by Ed
ward Rogers, captain of the 1903 foot
ball team, Professor Edward P. San
ford and Oscar L. Figeman of the Bur*
gomaster company.
The first annual banquet of the junior
night law class at the university, will
be held tomorrow night at the Dayton
tearooms. Dean Pattee, Professors
James Paige, Robert Kolliner and Hugh
Willis will be the guests of honor and
will address the class.
A net ^profit of $264 was realized on
the carnival of nations recently given
by the woman's leaigue at the univer
sity. Owing to the bad weather on thetinued.
day of the carnival the attendance was
not so large as was expected, and the
receipts were. Wot as great as last year,
The money will be added to the func
tor'a woman's building.
Accepts Invitation to Hear the Nor
wegian Students Sing.
Mayor Jones today accepted an invi
tation to attend the concert by the
students' chorus of the University %t
Christiania at the Auditorium on Thurs
day evening. May 25. As guests of hon
or, Mr. and Mrs. Jones will occupy a
box together with Governor and
Johnson and Consul and Mrs. E. H.
I accept this invitation with great
pleasure," said Mr. Jones to Harry
Randall, as I am particularly anxious
to hear the students sing again. Their
music issupeJb. I heard the chorus
at Christiania in 1888, and it was the
best I ever heard. Nowhere in the
world is there to be found such splendi^
male chorus work as in the Scandi
navian countries, and nowhere else do
you hear such inspiring songs."
Mayor Jones has also consented to
present the silk flag to the students as
a souvenir of their visit to this city.
Synthia Shott has been appointed postmaster
at Delas, Fergus county, Montana, vice Andrew
JT. MacDonald, resigned.
Rural carriers appointed: MinnesotaSwan
Tille, route 2, George W. Chambers, carrier
Hattle E. Chambers, substitute. Wortnlngton,
route 5, Robert B. Davis, carrier Ole Langley,
substitute. Dalton, route 1, Ole J. Habllng, car
rier Torgus Nettleson, substitute. South St.
Paul, route James B. Cullen, carrier Mary
T. Oallan, substitute. IowaHalf of route 1,
Charles B. .TefPus, carrier Charles M. Simes,
substitute. Mars, route 1, Cloydd O. Woodke,
carrier. Charles Woodke, substitute. McGregor,
route 2, Morton Fox, carrier Earl Fox, substi
tute. West Bend, route 1, Ixtuis E. Thomas,
carrier Charles W. Spencer, substitute.
tO. Fred Linstrum, Past Grand I. O.
O. F Past Chancellor Twin City Lodge,
No. 63, K. P., also Past Chief Patriarch,
RWgely Encampment, No. 22, I. O. O. F.,
writes from 1928 University Avenue, St.
Paul, Minn.:
I contracted a severe cold several
years ago, which from neglect devel
oped into urinary trouble, and threat
ened Bright's disease.
"As one of my friends was cured of
Bright's disease through the use of Pe
runa, I used it faithfully for three and
one-half months, when my health was
perfect once more.
I have never had any trouble since,
think It is but just to give it un
limited praise."
Itosbyterians at Winona Lake
'Hear Report on Amalgamation
with Reformed Church.
Winona Lake, Ind., May 19.At the
opening of the Presbyterian general as
sembly today, Dr. Sol C. Dickey pre
sented Moderator Moffatt with a gavel
made from different woods representing
the Winona work\ Dr. Moffatt, in ac
cepting the gift, referred to the manner
in which the different woods had been
blended and likened them to the dif
ferent branches of the Presbyterian
church. This reference to the ques
tion of union with the Cumberland Pres
byterians brought forth loud applause.
Moderator Moffatt announced the ap
pointment of Justice John Harlan of
the United States supreme.court as vice
moderator. i V-iif
Divorce Committee Stands.
The committee on marriage and di
vorce urged that the rule that minis
ters refuse to perform marriage cere
monies between divorced people unless
the causes for the divorce are scrip
tural, be continued. In this event one
year should elapse between the grant
ing of the divorce and the marriage
ceremony. The committee was con-
The committee on Sabbath observ
ance urged that all forms of sports
and railroad excursions be abolished
on the Sbbbath. that Presbyterians re
fuse to subscribe for Sunday newspa
pers, and" that in April next each min
ister preach a sermon on Sabbath ob
Union with Reformed Church.
^The committee" on church co-opera
tion and union submitted a plan for
uniting with the Reformed Presbyte
rian church general synod. Under the
Slan the Reformed church is not to
isavow any of its former principles
and the assembly is to appoint a com
mittee of twelve elders and ministers,
from each church, to carry out the
details of the union.
Missionary Union Begins Session in St.
St. Louis, May 19 Today the ninety
first annual meeting of the American
Baptist Missionary Union began. The
annual report was presented by Rev.
Dr. Thomas S. Barbeour, foreign sec
retary. He said the total offerings from
different northern Baptist churches ex
ceeded the offerings of any previous
year by $25,000. He spoke of mission
ary work in Africa, especially in the
Congo Free States, stating that the re
ligious conditions there were so deplor
able, as managed by a "so-called
Christian nation" (referring to Bel
gium), that an investigation should be
^Philadelphia, May 19.An express car on a
Washington and New York train on the Reading
railroad was destroyed by fire last fight at
Bethayers, a few milea north of this city- There
being no means to fight the flames, the train was
stopped and the car idetracked at Eethayers.
The car with all its contents* was destroyed. It
Is not known what the car contained.
Tennis Oxfords
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Bright's disease is catarrh of the kid
Catarrh of the kidneys may arise from
the spread of catarrh from other organs,
or it may arise from some irritation of
the kidneys directly in the organs them
In either case, the kidneys cease to
eliminate the urea poisons from the blood
and allow' the escape of nutritious serum.
This leads to the presence of albumen
in the urine and a rapid decline of the
health and strength.
Peruna cures catarrh of the kidneys,
when all of these symptoms disappear.
The urine of persons suffering from
uric acid or gravel is generally scanty,
and after it has stood a while, a reddish
sediment like brick dust forms in it. In
advanced stages the uric acid sometimes
appears as fine.^and or large crystals.
Those who pass gravel in any consid
erable Quantity are usually troubled with
inflammation of the kidneys, bladder and
urinary- organs, sour stomach, indigestion,
heartburn, gout and rheumatism.
"I have used Safe Cure for chills caused
by uric acid poison in my system and
have "been perfectly cured. It has done
for me what I have never known any
other medicine to do. It cures people in
the South who suffer much from malaria.
which always affects the kidneys. If all
the doctors would prescribe Safe Cure in
stead of quinine for cases of malaria thero
would be less bad after effects, as qui
nine does not remove the disease germs
from the system like Safe Cure. I take
'Safe Pills' when I need a gentle laxa-
tiy^.*'Wrs, M. E DEAN, Treas. Lotus
Club, Chattanooga, Tenn.
Put some urine in a glass or bottle.
After it has stood 24 hours, if it is
cloudy, or contains a reddish-brown sed
iment, or if particles float about in it,
your kidneys are diseased and unable to
do their work, and if not attended to at
once Bright's Disease, diabetes, rheuma
tism, gout, uric acid, inflammation of
the bladder, gall-stones or urinary trou
bles will develop and prove fatal in a
short time.
Safe Cure is the only absolutely safe
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For sale at all drug stores, or direct,
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It after making this test you have any
doubt as to the development of the dis
ease in your system, send a sample of
your urine to the Medical Department,
Warner Safe Cure Co., Rochester. N. Y.,
and our doctors will analyze it and send
you a report, with advice and medical
booklet, free.
They are worthless andvery often ex
ceedingly dangerous. Ask for Warner's
Safe Cure It will cure you.
bowels gently and aid a speedy cure.
Lancaster, Wis., May 19.Ralph L.
Bay of this city has accepted a posi
tion as private tutor of the American
language to King Alfonso of Spain.
Bay was recommended by the Spanish
consul of Chicago to a Spanish count
who was sent to this country to secure
a tutor. He expects to reach Madrid
on June 22.
The contract for the construction of the public
bnilding at Laramie, Wyo., has been awarded
to William H. Maxwell of Pierre, S. D.. at
Laxative Bromo Quinine, the TWrfd-wifl
cure, removes the cause. Call for the faU name
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Men's Shoes
Two styles of Men's $3.00 shoes^
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Ladies' Oxfords in dark chocolate
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Several broken lines of Ladies'
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