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CITY NE WS
ON LOOKOUT FOB
POLICE ARE READY FOR AGILE
YOUNG MEN THIS YEAR.
Window Screens Are Being Removed
and Until Storm Sashes Are Put on
the Nimble Sneak Thieves Will Prac
tice Their Profession Unless Detect
ives See Them First.
Detectives and uniformed policemen
axe going to work overtime for a few
weeks now in tho work of rounding
up the agile young men who can climb
up a porch post like a 1iy and take
your watch and purse while you sleep.
The window screens are coming off
rapidly and from now until the storm
windows are put on the prowlers will
try to make their calls. The losses
were so heavy last year during the
porch climbers' period that extra meas
ures are to be taken this year to pro
tect valuable personal property.
Conditions are somewhat different
this year, for the harvest work in
Minnesota and the Dakotas is playing*
out and the men with their "rolls"
are already beginning to come to the
city for their grand revels before de
parting for the lumber camps of the
north. Along with these men come
numberless crooks who will try to keep
an eye en the rolls. The rolls will
soon melt away, and driven to do
something, the hungry porch climber
will turn his attention to working.
Most of these fellows are known to
the old detectives and they will be
picked up or closely watched ns soon
as they get into town.. The ..newer
crooks are the ones that are expected
to give the most trouble and are going
to make some of the sleuths work
nights. A close watch is to be. kept
on the lodging house district,,and the
men who don't look and act right will
have a talk with Superintendent -..Doyle
and his men. Big doses of prevention
will be tried from now on to reduce the
necessity of cure to a minimum.
SONG BIRDS NOT
KILLED FOR HATS
GORGEOUS FEATHERS ON MILLIN-
ERY COME FROM FARMYARD
Minneapolis Woman Who Has Worked
In Feather Factory Says Brilliant
Plumage that Adorns Women's Head
gear Is that of Pigeons, Game Birds
and Even English Sparrows,
Women who guiltily feel that they
are wearing the plumage of song .birds
in their bonnets are laboring under a
delusion. That is to say, the wings and
breasts that make such charming adorn
ments for feminine beauty, and the
tiny heads that perk up so saucily from
toques and turbans, once upon a time
Strutted around the farmyard and said
"cluck" or "quack" or "gobble."
-Of .course,-occasionally a gul) p^r eanaryj
'some woodland warbler .i "saeb.'o
a bonnet, but in most cases the wings
and breasts are manufactured by whole
sale feather houses in New York and
New England, from the finest feathers
of chickens, geese and turkeys, and a
Simple way to tell whether they are
manufactured or not is merely to see if
they are glued. Pigeons' feathers are
used largely in the preparation of large
wings and breasts and dainty little
green, brown and black birds are
mostly sparrows, the kind that are for
ever building under the eaves and mak
ing a general nuisance of themselves.
''There is a good reason for not using
eong birds," says Mrs. V. Campbell,
1650 Hennepin avenue, who has worked
in a feather factory for seven years and
therefore knows all about it. "There
is a strong feeling against the practice,
and this, together with the great ex
pense of getting the birds, and dyeing
and mounting, would make them so
high that there would be no profit in
the business It is doubtful if they
would even pay their cost. There is
no doubt at all that the wings and
breasts are all stuck together, because
In the cleaning process, which is done
with soap and water, they fall apart.
The manufacturers buy their feathers
from poulterers. Of course they use
the plumage from wild birds, game,
you know, and very often the beautiful
prowns and reds and charming black
fcnd white barred feathers are taken
from the gold, silver and ordinary
varieties of pheasants. But those are
domesticated birds, and not songsters
Mrs. Chr! Rankin A^ed
Per capita payments in
Detroit, Mich?.... 309,619
New Orleans, La... 300,625
Newark, N. J.::.. 265,394
Jersey City, N. J. 219,462
Indianapolis/ Ind. 197,555
Providence, R. I... 186,742
Kansas City, Mo. 173,064
St. Paul, Minn.... 172,038
Eochester, N. Y... 170,798
Denver, Col 147,111
First News Section.
Much interesting information for the
taxpayers of Minneapolis can be sup
plied by Statistician Eggleston of the
census bureau of the department of
commerce and labor, who is in the city
at present gathering data for the com
parative municipal statistics for 1904
and 1905. According to his figures,
Minneapolis is economically- comparing
favorably with the cities of its class.
His statistics are of value, as they
are not taken here and "there for the
Per Capita Payments for Various J?$r
poses by C^es^pJ Same ClassJ^hQ W
Per Capita Payments In Thirteen Cities.
MAN OF KNOBS o'-'TENNESSEE RE
Spencer J. Catherwaite Says Stories
About Wild Times in the Mountains
Are Pure Fiction and Then Proceeds
to Mention a Few Adventures That
Were the Real Thing.
Four Generations in Minneapolis
Spencer J. Catherwaite of Lexington,
Ky., a former officer of the United
States internal revenue department,
called at the revenue office in the fed
eral building yesterday afternoon. He
was stopping over en route to the coast
and dropped in'' for old sake's sake
and introduced himself to the officer in
"Used to be a revenuer, myself,"he
explained. "Sort of felt that I would
feel at home if, I .could meet up with
some of the boys in the service.^. Did
duty down in the Knobs region of "Ten
nessee, along in( the seventies
Mr. Catherwaite showed more inter
est in the workings of the present-day
office than in the times which were past,
but the suggestion conveyed by the
words Knobs 0' Tennessee'' and the
seventies" naturally led to questions
about moonshine'? and mountaineers.
"These stories about wild times in
the mountains are sure all right in
print, but they are pure fiction. There
was mighty little gun play there ex
cept in the magazine writers' imagina
tions. They certainly do turn out some
interesting tales, and convincing, too.
Henry Saefke, Aged 45, of 2704 Dupont Avenue N,' Minneapolis Her Sop, Charles
Saefke, Aged 22 Years, of 2939 Dupont Avenue N, and His Daughter Agnes, Aged
6 Months. Their Combined Ages Equal 136 Years.
of proving any special point,
he dat supplied to The Journal
cover those of six cities immediately
ranking Minneapolis in population and
six cities immediately following. When
an effort was made a few years ago to
secure a raise of salaries for a certain
class of public servants it was easily
proven by a number of statistics from
a few special cities that Minneapolis
was extremely parsimonious in the mat
ter of salaries, while the actual figures
of the thirteen cities in the immediate
class of Minneapolis show that Minne
apolis is the third highest city in the
group in. ttri.9 respect. But that is an
The purpose of this article is to show
what the per capita taxes are in Min
neapolis for police and fire protection,
preservation of public health, mainte
nance of schools, expense of general ad
ministration, the maintenance of courts
and expense of maintaining poor, de
partments and workhouses*. It will be
seen from the summary that Minneapo
lis has a splendidd record. Thus, in the
item of general administration, which
includes the expense of the various city
hall departments, the mayor and alder
men, Minneapolis stands lowest on the
list, the only city anywhere near its
figures being'Indianapolis. Most of the
cities spend twice as much as Minne
apolis and Denver expends more than
five times as much.
Township her Daughter, Mrs^
i fl|V i
.53 .12 .12 40 .07
.01 .05 .02 .10 .10
2.93 1.90 1.87
2.12 1.58 1.07 1.33
1.23 1.40 1.11 1.34 1.62
1.57 1.85 1.27 1.17 1.55 1.63
In the per capita expense for the
olice department only New Orleans,
and St. Paul are lower,
altho St. Paul's figure is practically
the same. In spite of the fact that
Minneapolis has the greatest area of
all to protect, there are cities, as for
instance, Washington, which spend
more than twice as much per capita.
In the, expense for fire department the
average citizen of. Minneapolis spends
somewhat more than his contempora
ries in other places, with the exejep^
tion of Detroit, Providence and Den?
ver. Minneapolis, having fifty-fdurv
square miles of territory to cover,
is compelled to have a much larger
fire department than would be needed
in a more compactly built city.
In the~expenses for the maintenance
of 1 health department, the cost of courts
and the work of charities and correc
tions, Minneapolis is among the most
favored cities, the per capita taxes
being, considerably lower than the ave
XTL tlte xxxat'fcex': lof scbool expenses tlie
citizens of Minneapolis ate heavily
taxed in comparison. Washington,
Providence and Denver alone have
higher figures. Of course, New Or
leans and Louisville, whose school sys
tems are not up to northern stand
ards by a great deal, bring the ave
rage down considerably. The contin
ued expense for new building brings
up the Minneapolis figures to a great
er extent than would be shown by a
more slowly growing city.
The figures here presented are for
the year 1903. Minneapolis is given
an estimated population based on the
average growth of cities. While this
will suffice for most of the eastern and
southern cities, it will not do for Min
neapolis, which had more inhabitants
two years ago than it is credited with.
Why, when I get along'toward the mid
dle of one of them, 1 believe it my
self. Wore out four pair of pants
packing a pistol around thru the Knobs,
and then gave it up. It was too ex
pensive for my salary.
"The pnly real excitement I s|w
was out imutbe Coteau Hills in %orth
iDakota-.. Just before I quit the ser
vice I was sent out" there to help round
up a few parties who were distilling
a raw brand of snake-bite cure-from
bunch grass and selling, it to the Indi
ans and settlers without payingsany tax.
They were certainly tough citizen* and
were sort of dangerous if they saw you
"That scar on my forehead? Well,
that only goes to show that if a man
wants to shoot straight, be/s got :to
keep moderately sober?' Jim" Dum
feries did that' and ordinarily' he could
hit a dime at thirty paces but his hand
wasn't steady, I reckon that if he
hadn't got hard up and drunk some of
his own stuff he'd have got me,.but he
hit too.high up. Got sore because I
spilled thirty-five gallons of bis. private
stock into the coulie. I reckon that if
any of it got into the Missouri there
wasn't a live germ between. Coal Har
bor and St. Joe.
How's thati Thirty-five thousand
gallons of real stuff, not horse linament,
but the' kind a white -man drinks.
Spilled that yourself? Now that's
something like. That's what I call a
No one was willing to let Cather
waite slip aside from' his narrative so
easily and he was haled back to the
subject by the question, "What be
came of Jim Durfferies?''
"He died. Well. I guess/my shoot
ing him had something to do with it.
He departed right sudden. Might have
been heart failure, tho. I don't want
any credit that don't belong to me.
Only two others. vSee here."
Mr. Catherwaite opened his battered
valise and drew out what looked like a
siege gun with a pistol grip and point
ed to the three beat nb^enes in the loft
butt'plate. I am not"wprryahg.iahout
any train bandits,"boys,'-'. hei-'&<$.'''M
eyes are just as blue as-
127 .05 .13
2,88- 5.24 3.'76
twenty years ago and my/hand is
steady, if am 63. Since Jin* Dum
fries' mistake in judgment I've let
the stuff alone
"So long, boys. I've fifteen minutes
to catch the 5:32 for the coast. Take
my word for it, if you want to succeed
in the revenue service let the other fel
low do the testing."
SLAYS WILD IOLF IN
LOIRY HILL DISTRICT
E. J. Snell killed a wolf on Lyndale
avenue. just above its juncture with
Hennepin avenue, Thursday night, and
has placed the animal's carcass before
City Clerk L. A: Lydiard, together with
an application for a bounty.
The animal had been seen for several
nights prowling in the back yards in
the Lowry Hill district, arid Mr. Snell,
armed with a shotgun^ lay in wait for
the beast near the Virginia flats. He
had not waited, long before the wolf
made its appearance in tbe'trees east
of Lyndale avenue and later camp out
on the street in the full' glare of the
electric light. One shot rolled Lupus
over as dead as a herring.
SYNDICATE BUYS DP
By JPublithers' Press.
Eau Claire, Wis., Oct. 14.An Eau
Claire syndicate today bought from
President.Arthur E. Appleyard'of the
Chippewa Valley Electric Railway com
pany the' controlling stock of the cor
The consideration is unknown, but
the properties are said to be. worth
$700,000 and include th& light and
tie'trollfey power plant, as well as the "trolle lines
of Eau Claire and Chippewa Falls and
The syndicate is composed of O. H.
Ingram, C. T. Bundy, Roy P. Wilcox,
John S. Owen, Byro ft '4, Ju^injUQn^mJ
Gorge B. Wheeler, JL*
THE MINNEAPOLIS JOURNAL
AUTHORITIES ARE OON3IDERJNG
ENFORCBMBI^ OF LAW, -hj
Pnpils" uj^der 21 Years of.^Age
iiOangnt XTsin^ Tobacco- in Any Tojon
in Public Can Be Fined- $1* or^J&n-
fcrisoned Fiy BjJJj According, lift,
Statute* A crusade against tobacco smoking
by minors will be made ib Minneap
If the plans of the authorities do not
miscarry not only.are,the youthful aj|
OTS'of the wjBed liW to meet 'with se
lions trouble, but aO.-'"pupils" under
21 years: of age, including- high school
and many university, ^"students, who'
smoke tobacco in public are liable to"
be arrested and prosecuted.
For some time the agents of the Min
neapolis Humane society, haye appreci
ated the fact that the statute against
youths' using' tobacco has not been -en^
.forced. Owing to a press,of other inv-
ortant work, however, "'nothing was
along this line until a few days
ago, when Agent C.-jE. Van Etten took
the matter uptwftrh Folice Superintend
ent James G."Doyle and mapped out
an active campaign.
The statute on this subject is broad
enough to satisfy any, reformer and its
enforcement will spread consternation
among the ranks of youthful smokers.
The law reads:
"A ny person under eighteen (18)
ears age, or any minor pupil as
in section one (1) of this act,
who shall,-smoke, QI use cigarettes,
cigars or tobacco in any form on any
pjiplic highway, atreet, alley^ -park or,
oiher lands us/ed for. public.purposes, or
in any public placa of busirisssi^ hal
be arrested .by aJ^Sff^rfldf^he^iam
:jaA further^/it" sn&H ^be the '^uty for
all such officers, upon complaint of
one. citizen, to arrest such offenders
and take them before the proper court.
The court shall impose a punishment,
at its discretion, in a sum not to exceed
ten (10) dollars, or imprisonment in
the county jail not to exceed five (5)
days for each offense provided, if ssid
minor person shall^give information
which may- lead to-:the arrest of the
person ^or persons violating section one
(1) .of- this aet&jta giving to, selling, or
iix /any -yra^f'- farbisnisK' s&icl minor per
S6n tobacco,'- a$d sh*ll give evidence
as a witness in ,such proceeding againat
said party orv.parties, the court shall
have power to Buspe^d-sentence against
Chief $oyl Approve*.
"We intend* to have this law en
forced, "mid Mr. Van Etten. I have
.taken the matter upf with Chief Doyle
and he is very inuch in favor of going
ahead and enfqfcihg it to the letter. To
punish the youthfulx users of tobacco
is the only way that we can ever get
at the dealers who, violate the law in
selling to minorB and the only way to
reduce smoking""^rhong boys.
"Truant Officer Davis has, been
working along this line for some time.
He has secured the issuance of several
warrants against tobacco dealers, but
where one man i# stopped from selling
to minorsthere are-twenty others ho
will continue to 'doi so. It is only th^u
the youths theirisjeltves that we can WOrk'
effectively. If we.make a few' ar
rests the exampleAwill be a highly, ben
eficial,! one iahdntJathink ,-w3.1f operate
for-'the good' "6f4he^Smal boy who is"1
just, learning' tlfy vtudiments- of bmok^
ing .aM^stoo^ir^&:-laying^,the founda
tions for,v,.viCprinj:med: cigliekte smok-
Not only is the Humane society in
terested in the enforcement of this' law,
Superintendent CI, M. Jordan and the
principals and teachers of the pubiic
schools are all interested in the plan
and give it their hearty anprovai. Oj
the many complaints of boys1'smoking
that come to the Humane society, the
big majority of them come from prin
cipals of our schools.
Anything to stop boys from learn
ing the terrible cigarette habit," said
one of tbe principals to The Journal.
I understand that the arrest of boys
who are violating the Minnesota anti
smoking law has oeen tried in at least
one Minnesota town and has proved
efficacious. sincerely hope that the
authorities here will take the matter
up and press it with the utmost vigor.-''
A bird which can talk in -two lan
guages and whose repertory consists of
seventeen phrases, is the,'latest addi
tion to the London zoological gardens.
The bird belongs to a species which
flourishes in northern India. Three of
its phrases are in an Indian dialect and
the rest in English. The bird's name is
Tommy, and it asks all visitors, Who
THE BEST ON BARTH.
When you want a Musical Instrument, so to
one who knowsthat's
The Crolinn Alnmlnum Truss will bold
the rupture, perfectly and narturaUy
In iWBition at all times and effect a
perfect cure without operation or pain.
Hundreds of babies and. young chil
dren have been cured by this truss
and ..the grateful 'and heartfelt letters
from their parents are on Qe In the
offices of the Crollus Truss Co., 640
Andrus Building, Minneapolis. Trusses
fitted at home, by maU, perfectly. Call
or write today.
See us at our naw quarters
whn yoa want aVlANO.
SEGERSTROM PIANO CO,,
04 Nicollet, Av#me,/
Two in Sapid Succession Puzsle Fire-
Two jaysterlous Area broke out In a
twcb-sCobr frame dwelling owned by A.
3T, Johnson at 252 Thirteenth avenue 8
last' nfeht and the police and Are depart
ments will make a thoro investigation.
Wh* nrst blaze started at 9 .o'clock and
w^ien ^he, department arrived they, found
tfcfe ftfylo^s on a sofa In the. ground flooT
apartments on fire. The curtains were
burned .hd the Are hid spread to-the
WO^WGJrfc, The Are was soarfc^infruishi
e&Wufetwo hours later anower.broke out
l*rtfHft#lWund place. .t',',%
Sunday, October''xgs 1965.
pne had piied eevejal
^bundle*'of new papers near the sum-
mjer kltchemtn the rear and bad ignited
them. Owing to the rain the kitchen was
not burning fiercely and the flames were
easily, put out..,
The rooms -on he Jieeond floor are oc
cupied by Miss Johnson, a sister of the
owner of the buildfng. The ground floor
Is oocupled by a Jewish family-whose
name was not learned last night.. The
matter has been reported to tbe police.
The .advantages': of motor tractiojft
are beginning to be appreciated ib
South Africa. In the upper part ^of
Tr&nskei (Eafflrlaiftd) a service of, mfc
tor cycles has recently been established,'
ridden by natives, to carry the mails
from Motifnt Ftexe to the Outlying sta
tions, and so on to Kokstadt, a dis
tance of seventy miles. .'AW&f'^fj*.
Late New York Ideas.
Luxurious Fur Lined Coats
A fortunate purchase when fur prices were much lower
enables us to give exceptional
$25 $35 $45 $50
Home Furnishers, 7H-7I3 NltoHetflv.|
Up-tQ'Date Styles and Exceptional Values la
LACE CURTAINS AND DRAPERIES
Ij^'r Our drapery stock comprises the choicest designs, the-latest
'...effects, in staple and novelty curtaihJ andif yott need anything
.in the curtain line you can't afford to miss yisiting our store.
Ask to see our stock. It will help you in making your selection.
Bange of prices per pair, $1.25 to $20.00.
A CLUNY LACE CURTAINS, PER PAIR $5.50.
These curtains are made of real hand linen, lace-edged and
insertion, white or ecru, on heavy French cable net, full width
and length. The net is exceptionally heavy, making a stylish
and durable curtain for living room, library or dining room.
DUCHESS LACE CURTAINS, PER PAIR $10.00.
This is a very handsome curtain in Hght cream or.ivory
tint. The lace work is very wide and heavy n imported net
and is very effective as medium dainty eurtain for parlor.
PORTIERES, PER PAIR $5.00 TO $30.00. 4v
We make all of our door hangings to order to fit the place
for which they are intended. Our stock of Eeppe, Velour and
Tapestry for plain or interlined portieres is most completes and
comprises the latest designs and styles in a variety of colorings.
/J lowed at and west of certain points.
ion in the -duaHshar*"*
$5.00 to $7.00
wo Good Routes
Daily, September 15 to October 31, the Rock
Island System will sell ''tourists'* tickets to
principal points in California at greatly reduced
rates. $34.90 fror4 Minneapplig* Stop-over al-
Tickets are ^ood in Pullman Tourist Sleepers,
which the Ifcocls Island runs to Los Angeles and
San Francisco jthree.times each week, Tuesday
and Wednesday via Kansas City and El Paso, and
Tuesday and Thursday via Qmaha and Colorado^
Ask for folder "Across the Continent in a ^tiurist
Sleeper/' and Rock Island folder.. |*uli in^orma*
tion on request.
H. J. 1
&y jSxeArBion Agent.
new ^suits^ ^ive promise of a
hearty reception from discrim-.
inating women. The styles'
seem smarter and prettier even
than those bronght out earlier
in the season. You really need
to see them to know fully oil -J
$25 $35 $45
FVenchy Styles in New^Millinery
Our own designing, these, having all the style of a real
AT ABOUT HALP THE COST
Leading shapes and shades
$4.00 to $6.00
The desirable colors
i W vcK '&''
A. L. STEEOB,
Diat. PMB. -Agent, J.*-.J
-?2Sf Kicoltofc AV^^lu^ %$M~
X- MlnneapollB, Minn.
have Yon That Dull,
Sick md Neruous
/i'They are invariably
caused by weak and
We can aid you if
you consult us about
616 Nteotht Aventn.
Wfen yon uec^'anjlilng to be cleaned
lojc'dyed. 1 hae made years of study
I in the art of cleaning, and bare
I equipped the finest establishment In
(the Northwest In this particular branch.
lYou can have household work done as
jwell, say draperies, couch.-covers, pil
llow tope, etc. Just phone 1665 for one
lot my wagons to call, or leave rear
jwork at any of my following three
stores: 1088-1080 Mary place, corner
7th st and Hennepin ay, 927 Nicollet.
When the family were all at the
breakfast table, did you realize
what milk you were using Was it
the bottled kind? That's what it
should have beenits .quality is the
best and it is absolutely clean and
pure.. Next Quhday be sure to have
it on your table. One of onr 21
wagons will leave it every day.
1 902-906J ixth St. South.
Bank of Minneapolis
Ladies desiring to make deposits
regularly out of their incomes and
with the least trouble will be fur
nished envelopes in which checks
may be mailed directly to the Bank.
Corner 4th Street and 2nd Ave
Jd^tW. MCCULLOCH president
^A$4 Mt HANNAH Treasurer
if 0. So.
You 11 wear a smile
that never will come
off if you get one of
Bruno or Wmthbwm
JOHN & SAVIBRS,
i Nicollet Ave. Opposite Olaas Blotk.
,44 South Fourth St.
Work$hop oa Pnofttt*.
Prop fn and have your Jewelry
cleaned while you wait. Diamonds
examined free. The making of new
jewelry a specialty.
Mi Optical Department Is in charge
A of a first class Optician,
HARRY H. VEHON,
The Clever Clothes Maker.
Sijtta and Orercoat madetoorder.
$20. $2S and $30.
Tlie most painstaldnsr man In the basinets,
4 11 NIQOLLET AVKNUI.
MSlCOlni S Friday Evening
Instruction at 8.