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Boston People in Particular Call
ing for Rigid InquiryDamper
on Thanksgiving Day.
By R. G. Larsen.
Boston, Dec. 1.New England has
not yet recovered from the effects of
the greatest railroad horror we have
had in a decade or
Wreck Horror more and the ex
citement a ed
Stirs by the collision at
Lincoln Sunday
All New England evening, in which
nineteen persons
were killed, is not likely to subside until
the management of the Boston & Maine
railroad system has satisfied the public
Ithat every precaution had been taken to
^prevent just such an accident as oc
curred. Lincoln is about seventeen
aniles from Boston, and is the summer
iiome of scores of rich men who come
into the city daily. The tram service
there is good, as far as the frequency
with which trains are run can be taken
into account. The complaint is that the
-trains run too close together, as was the
case Sunday evening, when the Bellow**
[Falls express, a thru train drawn by
two locomotives, ran into an accommo
dation, which was supposed to lead it
by not more than five minutes. The en
gineer of the first engine on the ex
press has been arrested on a charge of
manslaughter, and it is now claimed
that he was not a regulav man, but an
extra. The engineer on the second en
gine of the express claims to have seen
the green signal lights and done every
thing in his power to bring the train to
a standstill. His failure to lo so re
sulted in the catastrophe. Even while
the work of rescue was going on resi
dents of Lincoln who have occasion to
use the road every day, declared that
there were times when they were afraid
to get on board the trains, that one
train followed another so closely that
they would almost run into each other
at the stations, while it frequently oc
curred that trains went by at such
speed that the gate tenders at grade
crossings did not seem to think it worth
while to lower the gates. The33 things
will be brought out at the inve&tigauon.
The Boston & Maine road has prac
tically a monopoly of all the business in
its territory, but there never has been
any severe public criticism of the man
agement until now. The trains, how
ever, are run on the old signal plan, the
xoad being one of the very few, and the
only one of the big railroads that has
not adopted the block system.
This accident and the round-up of tfie
carnival of crime which has been de
manding attention here for a long time,
put somewhat of
Divers Influences
on Thanksgiving
a damper on
Thanksgiving, one
of the days New
Englaaders never
fail to observe,
The weather has
Put Damper
fceen anything but seasonable, warm
almost to the degree of midsummer
heat, wetland disagreeable, enougn so
as to mar to a degree the holiday of
thoso who went into the country to
take part in family reunions.. Iin}se
are becoming general every year. TKe
biggest public event of the day was
the dinners given by the' Salvation
Army, at which over 6,006 persons were
fed in halls in different parts or Bos
ion. They took in every creed and
nationality. In one of the ^halls spe
cially prepared food wis served to
about 600 Hebrews. The money for
the dinners is collected on the sti-eet
corners by girls in Salvation Army
uniforms, and they always secure
enough to supply all demands made
upon them. The army is very success
ful in raising money for any purpose,
about $100,000 having been subscribed
here recently to build a People's palace
in the south end of Boston.
Now that it has been definitely de
cided that a merger with Harvard uni
versity cannot be brought about, plans
are being made by
Expansion Is Now the authorities of
the Massachusetts
2 Planned Institute of Tech
nology to branch
by Boston "Tech" out, erect new
buildings and in
crease the efficiency of the institution.
When the merger was proposed, "tech"
graduates all over the country were
Btrenuously opposed to it, but it was a
decision of the supreme court to the
effect that the institute could not sell
Its property in Boston that settled mat
ters. President Pritchett now ann
Bounces that the institute must remain
In its present location for fifteen or
twenty years more, but in the meantime
effort will be made to use laud owned
it within ten minutes ride on the
electric in the suburbs. Here dormi
tories will be built, and^a student life
fcnd atmosphere created, that has never
existed at Technology, and which seems
llmost out of the question while the
obliged to live in lodging
ouses a large city. The Massa
chusetts Institute of Technology and
pther similar institutions in the east
|nd their greatest difficult in competing
with technical schools in the west, many
f which has support from their states.
President Pritchett has declared that
the question of lowering the tuition fee
oust be considered, and in this connec
tion calls attention to the fact that the
University of Michigan has a tuition
!ee so low that a student can pay all
She expenses for a four years course for
yhat tuition alone costs at the Institute
*$ Technology.
Boston as an educational center wa3
tever more prominent than last Satur
lay night after the Harvard-Yale game,
when the 43,000
W Boston Never So
Wild as
Social Functions
persons who had
seen Yale win by
a score of 6 to 0
poured into the
hub from Cam
bridge, and took
on Football Night
K)S8ession. There has never been such
cenes of rioting, the streets and restau
ants being crowded, so that long lines
police had to keep the people moving,
the Bohemian quarters police stood
it the doers of restaurants and passed
jpon every person who entered. In the
heaters the performers found it almost
Impossible to proceed, and in the largest
heater in Boston the shower of missies
hrown at the chorus of a large musical
roduction worked such havoc that it
ecame necessary to ring down the cur
in and dismiss the audience at 9-3D
Vclock. This sort of thing had added
-*est to the discussion: "Shall football
f'e abolished?"
Some idea of the manner in which a
fe England governor can fill in his
flews Section?
time is shown by the fact that last
a r Lieutenant
Governor Guild to Governor Guild
received more
than 17,000 invi
tations to attend
public and semi
public functions,
including banquets, balls, local fairs, an
niversary meetings, and all kinds of en
tertainments. General Guild attended
as many as he could, "and in fact was
more willing than most of his predeces
sors in office. As governor, however, he
proposes to turn over a new leaf and
has announced that his time will be so
taken up that he will be obliged to de
cline all invitations to purely social
functions of a public nature.
Representative Joseph Walker has
withdrawn from the contest for the
speakership of the Massachusetts legis
lature, leaving the field to Representa
tivo John N. Cole of Andover, who wns
able to show him that he had a majority
of the members pledged to him.
Proposes Olub Championship Match
for Handsome Trophy, the First Two
Games to Be Played in St. Paul Club
rooms Dec. 27, and Two to Be Played
Each Wednesday Thereafter.
The Minneapolis Commercial club
has challenged the St. Paul Commercial
club to a club championship billiard
match. It is suggested that the first
two games be played in the St. Paul
elubrooms Wednesday, Dec. 27, at 8:30
p.m. and that two games be played each
Wednesday thereafter alternately in
Minneapolis and St. Paul until the se
ries is completed. The -winder of the
final tournament will receive a hand
some trophy to be selected by the two
clubs. In addition to this Secretary E.
J. Westlake promises that if the Min
neapolis nlayers are beaten the Minne
apolis club will entertain at least a
score of the St. Paul men at dinner.
It is proposed that each club open an
entry list of players and that a prelim
inary tournament be held to select the
four best players from each club to
compete in the main tournament for
the championship of the commercial
clubs of the twin cities. The average
of each of the eight successful players
the preliuunaiy tournament will be
the basis of handicapping them for the
final tournament. The club winning
the trophy will be subject to challenge
within' one year by any member of the
clubs. The winner of the trophy must
accept a challenge within ten days
from its date and games must be played
within thirty days of the date of chal
lenge, the holder of the trophy to name
the date. Any member of either club,
sixty days prior to the date of this
challenge, whether a participant in the
tournament or not, will have a'right
to challenge the winner"if not an orig
inal entry the games must be played
without a handicapany challenge em
anating from one of the original play
ers of the tournament, the holder of
the trophy must- accept the challenge
and play" af the same handicap as
the^urnwOeni. $.
A mass meeting of billiard enthusi
asts will be hetd in the St. Paul club
to consider "ther challenge.
Commented Upon by R. B. Higbee, the
Largest Independent Dealer in
the Northwest.
People should understand that be
cause 1 am able to quote prices on the
great majority of mining stocks at con
siderably lower than the regular price
asked by the company, or their fiscal
agents, does not necessarily mean that
their prices are too high, nor is it any
leflection on the company itself. My
business is a development of the times.
People are forced to sell in many in
stances whether they care to or not:
oftentimes these sales must be effected
quickly a man in my line of business
is able to procure the cash for such
parties the time they most need it
quicker than he would be himself, for
nine eases out of ten the average
investor does not know where to sell
his stock, and could not effect a sale
himself quickly.. It is my business to
do this as a broker, and I am able to
sell many valuable stocks at lower
prices, and at the same time realizing
more for my clients than they would
be able to do on their own account.
I never advertise stocks unless I can
deliver the same, or could do so at the
time I made the quotation or offer. I
am very particular about this, for under
no circumstances will I quote lower
rices on any stock than that at which
have it listed with me. In most cases
where I can quote lower prices than the
regular figure I have only a limited
amount ox the stock offered, and make
my price as low as possible in ordeT
to effect a sale quickly.
Besides those people who are some
times forced to sell, the stock is often
obtained from the original prospector,
promoter or attorney, who secured his
stock at the very beginning of the en
terprise and is satisfied to realize a
small proportion of the profit that would
ultimately be his if he held on with the
bona fide purchaser, but many times
a mining company starting out is so
anxious to get things going that they
give away large blocks of stock, only
to have them bob up later on and cause
them endless trouble. I am not saying
that these prospectors, promoters or at
torneys are not justified in selling their
stock at low prices, for many times
they have other opportunities to invest
the money which they receive for the
same, jUf as to make them quicker and
perhaps larger returns than they would
receive by holding the security they
have to sell.
In many instances, too, I represent
banks who had' to take the stock in
order to realize on a debt, but in all
cases the stocks I offered are Btocks
that are regularly issued by the com
pany and are in all respects the same
as those offered by the company itself.
I have made a careful study of the
mining business and know that the av
erage investor will profit more often
by eommunicating with me when he
is in line to invest in something, than
if he goes into it blindly on his own
account. It seems strange to me that a
man who has never put nve minutes of
actual Btudy into a mining proposition
will take the advice of some over
enthusiastic person and plunge his life's
savings into some company paying -a
high price ^or the stock, when he might
haVe obtained the stock from me xor
a quarter the price, or perhaps been
warned of the -rottenness of the enter
prise before Ee had parted with a dollar
of his good money.
A doctor of Southwark, London, sum
moned for debt, said that he could not
pay because so many doctors in the dis
trict were charging only sixpenny (12
cents) fees that he was unable to make
a living.
W .Wfc?.fr.
i *&M*t,.&i?ffi
He Purposely Performs Many Regular
Tasks Just to Keep in Trim and Says
He Expects to Finish Out His Cen
itury-Shuns Street Oars from Prin
Who Has Been an Active Believer in
Physical Culture Since He Was 60.
\i"jr t.jff*tsy
How many men are there in Minne
apolis who, at the age of 92 years find
themselves sufficiently well preserved
to take an active part in everything
that is going on about them who keep
track of current events, who, on a cold,
frosty morning like Thanksgiving day,
feel inclined to take a six-mile walk,
who feel equal to the task of keeping a
large family in firewood by sawing and
spliting hard maple wood for three or
four hours a day, who like to keep up a
fine garden summer, cut a large lawn
with an eight foot terrace, who -will
shovel the snow in winter for exercise,
and in general do little tasks that would
tire many a man of 55?
It is doubtful if there is more than
one, but there is that one. Smith Rob
ertson, who makes his home with his
soii'-in-law, Jacob Cook, at 1318 Mount
Curve avenue, is that "man. He was
born in Dryden, Tompkins county, New
York state, on May 1, 1814, and time
has dealt kindly with him. He credits
two thmg with his remarkable preser
vation, first, he saysi^ I have never
used tobacco or stimulants then, I
have for years taken regular exercise.
I believe, in physical culture for every
body, men, women and ^chjldren. It
should be commenced in the kinder
garten and never stopped. *v"^
"In my early life I was. always^fcn
in some active occupation wft|ch
ept me well preserved. Af t3r I was^
years of age I became interested in
Some of our patrons will get a handsome
Xmas present. WILL IT E YOU?
On view at Chase & Co.'s, 408 3d Ave. So.
Coupon holders unable to sit by the 24th can participate by Iming coupon* extended.
Defective Page
a tni
physical cu^ire.and took it np/^Ct in
creased my freight, increased my meas
urements, tne increase in chest expan
sion being four inches, and benefited my
general health. I am as well and stro"ng
today as the average man of 60 and I
believe my physical culture exercises
did it."
Mr. Robertson's account of why he
took up training is interesting. I was
living in Eau Claire, Wis., at that
time," said he, "and with my wife be
came interested in Chautauqua work
which was new then'. There was one
book in the course, 'How to get strong
and stay strong,' by William Blakeley.
I read it and decided to follow some of
the plans set forth. I was Jhen agent
for the Cornell university lands in
Northern Wisconsin and was "tfot taking
much exercise, i had a horizontal bar
placed in my office, purchased a pair of
dumb-bells and exercised faithfully. It
was a great benefit to me in every
Mr. Robertson admits that he does no
systematic physical culture now, but
has a good substitute. I believe nine
people rust out where one wears out,"
he says, "so I generally keep a little
work on hand. I enjoy it and it is
good for me." This is what he does:
he seldom takes the streetcar when go
ing anywhere, but walks he has always
Sir Frederick Treves, King Edward's
surgeon, is the orator in his profession.
Ho is a man# of almost inexhaustible
knowledge, with a fine command,"^ q$
done a great deal of walking and says and soldiers, both volunteer and oregu-
I could walk twenty-five miles today jlar, who have followed the example of
with good company and enjoy it for the members of these two orders,
the sake of the wa}k itself. If neces- "Of all the orders intended to per-
sary for any good 'Cause or in case of i petuate the memories and comradeships
necessity I could walk farther." To formed amid scenes of battle and cam-
any one who sees him this is admitted paign, the Loyal Legion, composed of
the commissioned officers of the great
war and their male descendants, and
the Grand Army of the Republic, have
been the most important in recent
years," says Captain Parker. "Since
for he walks easily and with the free
dom of motion that is seldom seen ex
cept in youth.
In addition, Mr. Robertson keeps a
huge pile of dry hard maple in the
basement and wrestles with it a few the Loyal Legion was founded its mem-
jg hours every 4ay. He saws it and splits bers have been foremost in every walk
it and is always ahead of the kitchen of life a distinction justly earned by
fire and the demands of the grate. In not only their services to the coirntry,
winter he shoVels the snow off the but equally by the high character and
walks and does such other tasks as distinguished ability of its membership,
come to hand. In summer he has a I Wherever the button of the Loyal Le-
garden where he raises everything. He gion is seen on the lappel of a coat, the
cuts the lawnj and Mount Curve lawns man who wears that symbol can be as-
are large and have- high terraces that
are no snap for any one. These tasks
with others,, that are always to be
found, it will be admitted, are a suf
ficient substitute for physical culture
Mr. Robertson graduated from Union
college, Schnectady, N. T., with the
class of 1843. He is a member of Sigma
Phi, one of the oldest college frater
nities, and was in ^allege when many
others were organized. Today he speaks
of the Sigs, and Kaps, and the others
with as much interest as the college
freshman newly initiated. He has a
fund of lore on these subjects that are
full of interest to all Greek letter men.
Mr. Robertson came to Minneapolis
from Eau Claire two years ago. He
takes an active interest in aJU current
events and reads the current periodicals
to keep thoroly up to date. He reads
without the aid of glasses, and his hear
ing is not affected. He enjoys meet
ing new people and discussing events
and says that he is going to live and
enjoy life until he is 100 years old or
sumed on sight to be a gentleman, a
man of honor, and of prominence in his
community. Much of the brain work
of the last four decades has been done
by the members of this most distin
guished order, first in the pursuits of
peace as they were foremost in the
strife for the preservation of the union
when loyalty meant so much. No pa
triot can see that badge of courage, de
votion and honor, without instinctively
raising his hand in military salute.
The Grand Army.
"So, also, the Grand Army of the
Republic has played a most prominent
part in the history of the nation since
it was organized, and its members have
formed the bone, brawn and sinew, in
the development of the material re
sources of this fair land, just as they
were the embodiment of that courage,
endurance and patriotism, which saved
the Union. Since the memorable 30th
of May, 1867, when, its grand com
mander, John A. Logan, instituted the
observance of Memorial day, now the
most sacred and memorable of all our
few national holidays,
of the1
Each of our patrons will participate in
the grand drawing for the Maxwell
$750 Automobile on Dec
One chance for every $3 worth of work
Mrs. E. M. Cook. 1862 E. 26th St, was
the lucky winner of the $400 Kimball
Piano given away last Christmas un
der like conditions.
Sunday, December 3, 1905.
Would Admit to Subordinate Member
ship in Loyal Legion and the Grand
Army of the Republic Cdmmissioned
Officers Who Have Served the U. S.
Since 1865.
Captain John H. Parker, Twenty
eighth infantry, U. S. A., stationed at
Fort Snelling, proposes an interesting
issue for the national convention of the
Sons of Veterans to be field in Minne
apolis next year. The Loyal Legion
and the Grand Army of the Republic
are declining in membership by the
death of their original members. In
Captain Parker's opinion their logical
course is to admit to subordinate mem
bership, commissioned officers who have
served the United States since 1865,
Republic has bee a
force on the side of right, law and or
der, ^6*1)6 reckoned with under all cir
cumstances. It has stood for just ex
pression of the gratitude which the peo
pie of this nation owe, north ^and south
alike to all the brave comrades of
both "ides in the great war, who placed
honor, duty and principle, above safety,
ease and comfort, and fought out the
one great question which determined
for all times the "destiny of the
United States as a great nation' union
forever, one and inseparable.'
The Sons of Veterans. *z
"The members of these two grand
organizations have inspired the founda
tion of an order, the Sons of Veterans,
composed of the heirs of their bodies,
destined to carry on their work when
they shall no longer be able to do it.
But there are other heirs, sons of their
spirits, if not of their bodies, whom
they have not admitted to fellowship.
Whoever at the call of that nation
whose guiding spirits they have been
during the last forty years has left the
easy paths of peace for the stern
marches of war, whether in the thirty
year struggle for the redemption of the
west from the savages, the war with
Spain or the Philippine insurrection,
is their true heir and representative.
"The day will come all too soon
when the feeble ranks of the Grand
Army of the Repnblic and the Loyal
Legion can no longer support the weight
of years and infirmities. Whoever has
looked on their thinning numbers, their
shortened marches in their annual
parades, must realize that their active
influence with all it implies for the
good of our country, for the better
ment of mankind, must soon be a wan
ing force, unless they soon begin to
develop some of the responsibilities
and 'duties of their orders upon those
of their successors who have proven
"Such are the members of the Sons
of Veterans who will soon be assembled
in national convention in Minneapolis
and such are those other heirs of their
spirit whom they have not yet rec
ognized by any token of fraternity in
their illustrious orders. These orders
are too grand, too useful, and too im
portant their influence for good, to
be allowed to decline thru diminishing
numbers. Let us hope that these
fitting successors may be admitted in
some appropriate way to some sort of
associate membership in both these
noble orders, in order that they may be
come better fitted, while their present
members are still vigorous and active,
to follow them and carry on their
work hereafter."
Chicago Record-Herald.
Another novelty that will attract at
tention at the coming flower show is the
smallest rose in the world. It is named
"Baby Rambler,'' and is grown in flow
erpots no bigger than one's thumb. The
rose is of French origin, having been im
ported by J. C. Vaughan of this city. It
will also be shown in larger form, filling
a bed in one of the six model gardens.
The "Baby Rambler" is barely three
inches high and its full-blown flower is
about a half-inch in diameter.
"Will the gentleman who removed
three interesting pages from the Cen
tury Illustrated kindly call*at the stew
ard's office for the res$ of the maga-
zine?" is the notice which was recent
ly posted up the Oxford (Jnion.-1
London Times.
A Pittsburg woman has been caught
cheating at golf, and her resignation
from the chio has been called for.
For Holiday
Lamsdowna Underwear for A t
men, soft and warm, I
pr garment
Monarch Shirts, madras, per- A 4
cale and white, full dress, aB I
Silk and Fleeced Lined d 4|
Gloves, extra value. 2 I
per pair
Black Cashmere Half Hose, f^
25c value. Special I 3C
price. ^w
In This Age
Of progressive sanitatidn, nothing
appeals more ^Drcibly to the nicer
instincts of a critically educated
public than absolute cleanliness and
handling of food products.
Is produced under clean and health
ful conditions, under the cafe of ex
perts. That's the reason why the
sale of this milk has doubled in the
last six months.
Twenty-one wagons at your dis
The Minneapolis Milk Co,
9th Ave. So. and 6th St.
tk A i
How Would
You Like to
Earn a
Guaranteed Gold
Fountain Pen
In One Afternoon? Every one of
you can do it. We have 100 of
i them left, and you might as well
bare one before they aregone.
Call After 4 P.
514 Bank of
Bring This Ad With
ntnYou. I
Legaform Trousers
Sohmer & Co.
and others. We can save you from
$50 to $ioo
On the purchase of a fine piano.
New Uprights $148 and Upwards.
Call or write for Catalogue and
prices. Easy terms.
703 Nicollet Ave., Minneapolis, Minn.
Raudenbuah Building, St. Paul, Minn.
A Good Old
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i&eaned Looks
Better Than
a Gbeap lew
If you want your soiled cloth
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Many men who use the "Pajx
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suit I cleaned for them was a
new one. Ladies' garments
equally restored. Phone 1665,
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Experienced masseurs in attendance.
Rates, $15.00 per week, $50.00 uer
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