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HUGE NEW STRIKE
CALLED IN RUSSIA Czar About to Hee, Is Rumor i. Country Drifting to Dic tatorship. Warsaw, Dec. 6".The executive coni mittee of the railroad emplayees' union as telegraphed to all stations of the Russian railroads urging the men to be- Stin i a general strike at midnight unless sentences of death passed by the courtmartial at Samara on Sokoloff, an engineer, and on other local leaders or the recent railroad strike at Samara are reversed before that hour. Will he Czar Flee? St. Petersburg, Sunday, Dec. 8, via Eydtkuhnen, East Prussia.It is re ported from the Kronstadt that a Ger man squadron has been sightod in tho Baltic sea near the Russian eoast. Rumor attributes the appearance of the squadron as preparatory to the flight of the Russian imperial family. Agrarian and anti-Jewish outbreaks are reported to have occurred in the governments of Chernigoff, Terek, Kursk and Kasan. Capital I Quiet. St. Petersburg remainB quiet, but ex treme tension prevails. Armed patrols of cavalry and infantry arei in ie ^t^ffPif^Jk^ of the'telegraph office.J Th telegraph and postal tieup remainB complete. Sol diers and employees of other depart ments are being used to deliver por tions of the vast accumulation of mail. The telegraph operators met yester day's threat to discharge them today unless they returned to work by, resolv ing to prosecute the strike until their demands are satisfied. Like Provisional Government. not only the Russian but the Danish operators to work at their peril. The authorities pi of ess confidence that the strike will be broken in a few days, but the basis of their optimism is not stated. Tho immolation of Interior Minister Durnovo seems to offer a way of re treat for the government. This in rolves another surrender before the victorious proletariat. Count Witte's Plans. Count Witte is now convinced that the emperor, bv acceding to the de mand for universal suffrage, ay still find a common giound on which the government and the moderates and the extreme elements .can stand. If this fails to stay the heading march ot events, the proclamation of a ready made constitution might be the last card. Then nothing would remain except the proclamation of a dictatorship. Competent iudges of the situation be live that a dictatorship, while it might restrain the rising flood temporarily, would only inciease the dimensions of the cataclysm, and wh en the dam goes, sweep the government and dynasty away to common rum. Refugees in Rumania. Bucharest, Rumania, Dec. 5.Manv wealthy refugee families from Odessa and Kishmeff have reached Jassy. They report an alarming spread of the agra rian movement. Their train was sev eral times. attacked by marauders at Bessarabian villages between* Odessa and Ungehi. A GUARANTEED CURE FOB PILES. Itching, Blind, Bleeding or Protruding Piles. Tour druggist will refund money if PAZO OINT- MENT fails to cure you in 6 to 14 days. 50c. OUSTED BY THE PRESIDENT. Washington, Dec. 5 President Roose velt has removed /from office James C. Pettijohn, register of the land office at Valentine, Neb for participation in al leged land frauds in that atate, and has demanded the immediate resignation of the receiver, Albert Towle The offices for the present will be in charge of a special agent of the land office. BREAKERS AHEAD! Some Coffee Users Hit the Bocks Hard. The experience of a hard-working minister illustrates the grave dangers into which coffee drinking leads the un conscious victim. Deranged nerves, clogged liver and disturbed heart action, are rarely at tributed by the sufferers to the right cause, and the aid of powerful and dan- S'pjum, erous drugs is sought to give the relief, in its various^orms, is the com monly used sedative, and with* the re sult, too frequently, that as the use of the coffee is continued, the ailment grows worse, and larger and larger doses of the drug are demanded. Then comes a day when the victim realizes with horror that he has become he slave of a terrible habit, the most difficult to overcome of any known to medical practice. Thousands go to their graves every year because of drug addictions, and the proportion of those who recover is very small indeed, for to break the chain that binds the suf ,ferer a strength of will power is re quired of which the drug has already robbed him. Very few, perhaps, ever deliberately make choice of indulgence in hypnotic drugs. I the maiority of cases the use is" begun merelv as a temporary expedi ent, and with no thought of its continu ance but with each dose the power to resist the appetite it creates grows less. And those who do not understand the dangers of coffee indulgence are, be cause of that very ignorance, the more easily led to the verge of moral as well as physical shipwreck. The clergyman referred to says that be had been a coffee drinker for 20 years, and that as time we nt on he be came a semi-invalid. "It made me so nervous and dull and stupid that I of ten resorted to hypnotic drugs to induce sleep or to enable me to make the nec essary preparations for the pulpit." A clergyman is expected to preach good sermons, and when he finds nis in ^fcTelleetual faculties have grown so K$T sluggish that he cannot properly prepare himself, it ay be readily seen that the temptation to use a stimulating drug to overcome this inertia and quicken his powers might prove fairly irresistible. The time came to him wh'en he real ized his dangerous condition. It must .be serious for a religious teacher to drift into such a state he states that about that time he went through the Postum factories at Battle Creek and saw how Postum Coffee is made and when he went home he determined to make the struggle for freedom. found it easy to rid himself of the cof ee habit at once for Postum gave him he hot delicious beverage he wanted for breakfast and no drug, but rather he strong rebuilding food elements. Thereupon his natural sleep returned, he pains in head disappeared and the old lethargy le'ft and he says the growth in his "vigor and strength has been most remarkable." A true and happy^ return to natural conditions and perfect' health. It's worth while. Name given by Postum Co., Battle Creek, Mich. There's a reason. Bead the little book, *l The Road to Wellville, in pkgs. DEBT BIPIEY cni reachin 348 0 The League of Leagues, which is is suing decrees like a entable provision al government, has openly defied the Bennett, Mrs. C. M. Way, and Dr. A prefect's warnings to walking dele- FALLS!LA EXCELLENT CONDITION OP FI- NANCES O MATBBNTTY HOS- PITAL STJBPBISES EVEN THE DIRECTORS. 2_ Eejoicinjy was a prominent feature of the meeting of the directors of Mater nity hospital today, when it was dis covered that the total indebtedness of the institution does no amount to more than $809. Of the $4,000 indebtedness incurred by the recent fire, only about $1,000 remains unpaid. he manage ment is highly elated to think that tha debts of the house proper are not greater. The institution depends upon the generosity of its patrons and some times the funds come in so slowly there is occasion for alarm. However the appeals for aid during the paBt year have met with generous response and some of the directors have been surprised. The hospital is doing a splendid work caring for the sick, aiding the unfor tunate and sheltering the homeless, so that the directors feel that uncertainty in money matters may be endured for the sake of the good accomplished. Afe the beginning of the year there were thirteen patients in the hospital. Sixty five were admitted, eighty-one were cared for temporarily, and there were seventy-one infants, making a total of 230. The number of patients previously carewd for is 3,250, the total up to date 05f th na gates and agitators that any attempts Bartlett one year, Mrs. H. Nye and to persuade en.plovees to leave their Mrs. L. A. Page. work would lead to their arrest ami After the business session he mat- he imposition of a fine ot $2o0. ana is r0 issuing a countei proclamation warning board of directors at luncheon in the patients in th 2*' infants and one adult died. This was he first adult the hospital has lost in years. Officers were elected as follows: President, Mrs. F. II. Welcome first vice president, Mrs. G. H. Trabert second vicp president, Mrs. H. J. Bur ton secretary, Mrs. G. M. Haywood general treasurer, Mrs, W. M. Law rence auditor, Mrs. R. S. Smith mat ron. Mrs. Ma ry I. Burnett physician m-chaige, Dr. Martha G. Ripley. Va cancies on the board of directors were filled as follows: Serving for three years. Mrs. A. T. Rand, Mrs. C. i ,Hurd two years, Mrs. Merrill Mrs. Burnett, entertained the prettv dining-room of the hospital. A social hour was spent by the women united in the work? who feel that the coming year will see much good done bv the institution. THESE ARE HOT TIMES IN WATER DEPARTMENT Officeholders, clerks and everybody in the city water department office would like to take a vacation for a few days while the shufoff crews finish their work. Of the 26,000 subscribers of the department, about 1,000 are delinquent in their water taxes. The cutoff cr^ws are out shutting off th edrink and as a result more hot-tempered and angry people may be seen in and about the office than can generally be found in the entire city. Not only must they pay all arrear ages before the water is turned on, but there is also a $3 penalty whi ch has to be paid before any liquid can b'e i 3ased from the kitchen tap. With Christmas only three blocks away, the amount looks exceptionally large and important to the delinquents. The political allies are the worst, be cause they all labor under the delu sion that they should be treated with special consideration. The men who can be "licked" by one or two of the force cause no worry, but the big ones, and the- irate ladies of all sizes precip itate a stampede. Everybody waits for somebody else to talk to them. The cut-off crew has finished the East Side and began on the north and west divisions today. MOURN FOR MURDERED Minneapolis Jews Pay Tribute to Brethren Slain in Russia. It was a day of mourning for the Jews of Minneapolis yesterday. I common with all he Jews in America, they held memorial services for their countrymen slain in he Russian mas sacres. The fast began at sunrise and few of the stronger brethren touched food till sunset. At the Kenneseth Israel synogague 1,000 persons were assembled for the evening service. A Rabbi M. S. Sil ver told the sad story of the killing of 25,000j and the wounding of 100,000 Jews Russia, the congregation wept bitterlv. A the close of the meeting resolutions of protest were adopted. The collection for he benefit of the surviv ors added $100 to the $3,500 already raised in Minneapolis. Five hundred members of the Rou manian congregation met in their syna gogue on the South Side. The building was draped with black. Friedman presided. The speakers were Rev. A. Rivkin, S. Friedman, S. J. Shallett and M. Juster. (A. communication from the Jews of Odessa was read. I said that the only safety of the Jews lay in he Zionist movement and that only the or ganized young men of the Zionist so ciety stood between the mand violence. MUST STAND TRIAL Arthur Kenyon Will Brought from St. Peter Insane Asylum, county, will to St. Peter tonight to take charge of Arthur Kenyon, accused of robbery in the first degree. Kenyon was demented when brought to the Hennepin county jail last fall and he was sent to the state insane asyjum at St. Peter, has recovered and will be brought back to stand trial on a charge that may result in his going to the penitentiary for* forty ytfars. The prisoner has boasted that he would not be taken back to Minneapolis and for th at Teason Jailor Clausen is going to see that there is no escape. Kenyon is accused with one O'Day of having held up and robbed Ellington Copeland. O'Day is serving a reformatory sen tence, as it was shown that he was only an assistant in the alleged crime. AT TRINITY CHURCH H. S. Wpodruff and Miss Ednah Hall Will Give Recital Tonight. H. S. Woodruff and Miss Ednah Hall will give a recital tonight at the new Trinity Baptist church, Lincoln and Bry ant avenues. Mr, Woodruff will play sev eral beautiful numbers on the large new organ and Miss Hall will sing several of her most popular selections. The pro gram is as follows: Prelude and fugue in E minor Bach Henry Seymour Woodruff. Suite Gothlque-Chorale, minuet, prayer, toccata Boellmann Mr. Woodruff. "The Sorrows of Death" ("Hymns of Praise") Mendelssohn Miss Ednah Hall Andante cantabile Widor Intermezzo Callaerts Mr. Woodruff. Fanfare ,......,..Lemmens Daybreak Grieg Gavotte ...Ardite Mr. Woodruff. "Whene'er You Walk" ("Seinele") ....Hnendl "Our Life la Vain" Johns "Ecstacy" Mrs. H. H. A. Beach Miss Hall. March in E flat .....Wely Allegretto cantabile .Wely Mv. Woodruff. Introduction to third act, "Lohengrin".Warren Mr. Woodruff, FOLLETTE TO &, BECOME SENATOR Continued From IRrst Page. by the railroads and that all roads should Tie required to file with the com-1 mission from time to time reports on their income* "wants separate ac counts kept of the business done by the raihoads in this state and in other states as well as an account showing the value of each railroad in this state. His second" recommendation provides that the aw be so amended that spe cial mileage tickets, commutation tickets, excursion tickets and par tickets can be issued at less than the regular rates for the na tional guard and G. A. R. encampments, students, homeseekers, etc. His third recommendation provides for additional power by he commission to investigate rates. His fourth recommendation gives the commission power to decide what safeguards shall be erected at any railroad crossing in this state. Railroad Taxes. Regarding railroad taxes the govern or says that ^1,144,399.30 in railroad taxes are now due the state, the pay ment of whi ch has been held up by litigation. says that the holding up of just taxes by the railroads is a serious embarrassment to the state and had the taxes been paid the state tax levy would not have been necessary. recommends that legislation be en acted at once which in the future will compel the prompt payment of all rail road taxes, leavi ng the railroad the right to recover, such taxes if it shall be found that they were unjust or wrongfully collected. What the gov ernor wants is first, the payment of railroad taxes, and litigation after wards if necessary, instead of litigation first and payment last, as he holds is now the case. Regarding he tax commission, he calls attention to defects in the statute in determining the valuation of tho general property of the state and rec ommends additions to the aw which will give the commission additional powers to carry on its work. Primary Election Law. he governor pays considerable at tention to the primary election law, and points out that the strongest point that can be made by the opposition to this enactment is he fact that a candidate may be nominated under the present aw by less than a majority vote. suggests that provision be made by amending the aw so as to enable the voter at he primaries to indicate upon the ballot his first and second choice of the candidates presented for each office. In the event that no candidate had received a majority of the first-' choice votes, then the second-choice votes should be counted, resulting in a nomination by majority vote. The plan recommended is that used in Aus tralia, and provides that if, after the ballots have been counted, no candi date has an absolute majority of the first-choice votes, then the ballots cast for the candidate receiving the least number of votes on the list are assorted with reference to second choices to the remaining candidates. If no one then receives a majority of first and second choice ballots, a similar assortment of ballots of the lowest remaining candi date is made on the basis of second choice and added to the votes of the other candidates, and so on until some candidate has a majority of first and second choice. With this amendment he governor thinks the primary aw would be much "stronger. Regarding the pocket ballot, the gov ernor recommends such changes as shall insure a greater freedom or individual expression. Regrets Fishway Bill. The last legislature passed a law re quiring dams, booms and piers to be equipped with a patented fishway. The governor says he signed the bill with out due consideration and now favors its repeal as unnecessary so far as pat ented fishways aTe concerned. also recommends a revision of the aw providing for the building atal repairing of bridges. Regarding Insurance Inquiry. The investigation of public service corporations an'd insurance companies is one of the most important features of the message. takes the railroads to tax for maintaining what he calls ex pensive lobbies and for resisting the prompt payment of taxes. says: ''The people of Wisconsin have at least as good a right to know just what money has been expended by the rail roads and other public service corpora tion's of this state in salaries, lobby^ ing, in political campaigns and legisla tive entertainment, as the people of New York have to know the same facts with respect to the life insurance com panies or that state. I is no more a be trayal of a trust relation for the presi dent of a life insurance company to pay himself a salary amounting to a plun dering of policyholders, than for a rail road president to pay himself a salary in excess of the value of the services he renders to tre railroad company." suggests that a legislative in vestigation which would uncover all facts with relation to this important subject will require much time and a S Jgo ]&L23S2&\ RwTjS?r^ woi^ld be wasted. Every fact as to the expenditures which have bearing upon transportation rates will be of materi al aid to the railroad commission. thinks such an investigation will be wholesome in its public lesson. Insurance Scandals. discusses at length the insurance scandals of New York and is bitter in his denunciation of those compa nies whi ch have been caught by the eastern investigation. quotes'much of the evidence that has been unearthed and compares by figures the Northwest ern Mutual Life of Milwaukee with tho eastern corporations. "It has yet to be intimated/' ho says, "that the Northwestern is guiltv of any such irregularities as have been found to exist in the New York compa nies. Its invitation, recently published, courting investigation, would indicate that it as nothing to conceal. The sub ject of insurance legislation and expen ditures df public service corporations, opens up such a wide field, and there is such need for a thoro investigation, that I recommend that a committee, with power to summon witnesses, ex amine books and with all power neces sary to investigate expenditures and methods of doing, business, be appoint ed and instructed to make a complete report to the governor on or before Nov. 1, 1906, who shall submit the same to he legislature at its next ses sion, with anv recommendations he may make thereon.'' 1 Grain a nd Warehouse Jjaw. V*- The governor recommended'that he law enacted by he last legislature cre ating a grain and warehouse commis sion for Wisconsin and providing for licensing and regulating warehouses and elevators ancl' for the' storage, weighing "and inspection of "grain in the city of Superior, and .conditionally at other points in thV State, be caTefoUy- \fSgF$iP$ THE MINNEAPOLIS? JOURNAL to enacted as will make the legisla ti ve intent clear and afford a remedy for evils complained of. It is claimed the legislative intent (aa to- what gram should be inspected is %n doubt. Also the section limiting the charges of ele vators in the city of Superior and the section making th# law applicable to points in the state 1 outside of the city of Superior, should the commission think it expedient Jand practicable to do so, are in violatiwi of the state and federal constitutions. A the end the ^reading of the message, a nd the governor's announce ment of* his intention^ to acdept the United States senatorshify the senate retired from the joint session and the governor had an' infdnnal reception on the speaker's rostrum, the members and visitors filing before him and shaking his hand. Beth houses then adjourned. Complete Winter Outfits. The Great Plymouth Clothing Houso. THE REVENGE OF A NEWSPAPER Continued Prom First Page. with Crawford till 8 o'clock and re turned again at midnight. After his display of grief Crawford became al most jovial, and when the death march began, at 1:42 o'clock, he appeared al most novial. Sheriff Ward and Father Gtoebel walk ed beside him to the scaf fold, where the sheriff quickly per formed his task. Crawford appeared to be the least affected of anyone. the request of the condemned man, his attorney, E. S. Cary, did not witne ss the execution. When those per sons authorized by the sheriff were in the inclosure, he entrance was closed end a deputy sheriff remained on guard. Quite a crowd collected outside, and after he body hajl be en removed, many were admitted to see the scaffold. Fath er Goebel tdok charge of the remains and the burial will take place here. CRAWFORD'S CRIME Sb.ot.and Kill ed Heine Lundeen in Box Car. Crawford's crime, expiated on the scaffold this morning/ *was one of the most cold-blooded murders recorded in the criminal annals of this state. I was committed in a ^Northern Pacific box car, attached to a moving freight train, ivear Big Lake, in the early morn ing of Nov. 20, 1904. Heine Lundeen, the victim, with Mau rice Freeman, H. Ht Rmner and O. M. Lundee^ was beating Jus way into the twin cities. Crawford 'and his pal, Arthur Lossee alias George Palmer, oc cupied berths the same lodgi ng house. Wheiv he four young men were asleep the two bandits rose" quietly, pulled their revolvers and loudly commanded the sleepers to awake and hold up their hands. All but Heine Lundeen obeyed. The unlucky lad slept on. "Get up ^you or I'll shoot." cried Crawford. This aroused Lundeen and he moved drowsily, but not speedi enough for the robbers. "Shoot h'im,'' commanded Palmer and Crawford levelefl his guto at the young man and deliberately pulled the trigger. Lun deen fell back dead. Then the living and the dead were searched and he men who had escaped being shot, were forced to jump from he rapidly moving freight. The body was Jeft in he car and the, desperadoes jumped from he traTftb^nfcour miles outside of Anjka*todp?scape into the woods. "J t* fa The alarm WasvgfvSn 1 the grain and warehouse commission aw he recommends that it be strengthened so asto make it possible to carry out the original intention of the legislature. recommends a revision of the law governing the state university so that it may borrow from the general state fund and repay the debt when its special taxes fall due. and^f^airph fol- lowed. Early Su'n'day morning**6heriff Ward of Sherburne county and Deputy Sheriff W M. Iliff, lodated their irferi at Roger's. Siding. They found them asleep in rooms of the hotel and captured them there without resistance. Articles be longing to the robbed men were found on the prisoners and they were at once bound over to the grand jury and brought to the Hennepin county jail on November 21. Crawford remained in charge of Jailor Nels Clausen from that date, with the exception of the time he was on trial, until Sept. 11, 1905, when he was taken, to St. Cloud. Crawford was placed on trial for mur der in he first degree at Elk River, April 5. was convicted April 11 and oW April 19 was sentenced to be hanged. His execution was set for Aug. 15. Lossee was found guilty of murder in the second degree and was sentenced to thirty years in the peni tentiary. Barely a week before the date fixed for Crawford's execution a stay was se cured. A motion for a new trial proved unsuccessful and Dec. 5 was fixed as the date of execution by Governor Johnson. A application for a commutation of sentence was denied by the pardon board last month and yesterday the last effort to save Crawford from the gal lows by a writ of habeas corpus re sulted failure. SENTENCED, SflE SAYS: "MERRY CHRISTMAS" "Merry Christmas,'' chirped or enee Litz when C*. L. Smith gave her a straight sentence of forty-five days in the workhouse too\ay. Judge Smith was about to reprimand her for the apparent contempt of court, when she launched forth in a bitter arraignment of her husband, who shM said had caused her to become a drunkard. She told of her poverty and of the abuse that hid been heaped on her and asked that she be given a chance, i obtain work and straight en up. I have never 'hUd' such a chance since they first began seeding me to the workhouse," said Mrs. Litz. "They have been sending -me there right along and no one has ever offered to hrp me. The court relented at the eo'n1- clusion of her story and overlooking her effrontery., granted her a Btay or sentence for six months. HE NEVER CAME BACK Trustful Mr. Flannigan Let a Stranger Take $20 to Change. Jam es Flannigan, proprietor of a gro cery store at 700 First avenue S, was the victim of a swindler yesterday, who obligingly offered to take a $20 bill out and get it cashed, for him. The man had made some purchases and tendered a smalt check in payment. Mr. Flannigan could cas it and started out to get the bill changed. Then the stranger offered to go in Flan nigan 's place so the latter could attend to the wants of his customers. The stranger did not return. NEW INCXJKPOBATIONS. Homestead Land company, Minneapolis capi tal stock, $50,000, Leonard S Berg, president and secretary Leonard P. Peterson, vice presi dent and treasurer. Konantz-Gaver cimpanv, St. Panl, manufac turers of saddles, harness and collars, capital stock, $200,000 Edward A. Konantz. president, John W. GaTer, vice president, Adelbert N. Stacy, secretary Everett S. Konant/. treasurer. Co-ctuative Cedar company. Northome: capi tal stock, $30,000, incorporators. B. Kingman and H. J. EngelkinB, Northome, and E. O. Cun ningham of Cunningham, To Build Coal -Storage.The Lehigh Valley Coal company has taken out a. permit to build a frame coal pocket at Colfax avektte S, and_ Twenty-ninth WHAT JOURNAL BALLOT FOR TWO DAYS SHOWS. A Year's Time in he Aggregate Can *&%.* GITY 'NEWS FOUR TO ONE WANT GATES TO COME OFF Saved. Daily in Minneapolis if Only Two Minutes Waste of Time I Elim- inated on Average Car Trip. -$ Today's Vote. For gates 27 Against Gates 118 Yesterday's Vote. For Gates 12 Against Gates 42 Total. or Gates 38 Against gates 160 4- The street railway management does not undertake to deny that there is a great waste of time occasioned by the time occupied by the stops at crossings. One of its officials recently did not dispute th at at least one-fifteenth of the time might be saved, only his rem edy was to have the passengers more expeditious in getting on and off. No tices requesting passengers to signal the motorman when a block from their stopping places and to be on the back platform ready to ^alight when it does stop are to be posted in consequence. This is in a measure true, but the clumsy and dilatory gates have influ enced the people ox he twin cities to be slow. People do not hurry, for they know that they will have to wait for the gates to open, so as long as they remain there is little hope of time sav ing from this expedient. What this loss of ti me in streetcar stops amounts to in the aggregate can be conjectured by a simple calculation. It will be an average rapid trip for a car that travels an hour and makes between sixty and seventy stops if it does not consume fully fifteen minutes in stops. The number of carB making round trips of an hour's duration eight een times every twenty-four hours can be put at 450. I only two minutes of the time can be saved by each car a trip each way, this will amount to thirty six minutes a car, 16,200 minutes or twenty-seven hours in the aggregate. Add to this loss the time wasted by people who miss cars because the gates shut them out, and the time lost on days when the travel is greater, multi ply the twenty-seven hours by the num ber of days in the week, month and year and that by the number of people in Minneapolis who make two streetcar trips & la on the average, and an ag gregate waste of time is shown th at should be appalling to a man out of a job. The streetcar company, remember, will not admit that time can be sav ed by discarding the gates. Watch the cars, time the stops at crossings, judge from your own experience, and' then vote your convictionsthat's all The Journal asks you to do. $ I JOURNAL BALLOT Gates or No Gates? IF YOU WANT GATES REMOVED, Mark an Mere. IF YOU WANT GATES RETAINED, Mark an Here: Cut ballot out, mark how you vote and mall to the "Gates" editor of The Journal. -3 Girl Seriously Injured by Gates. To the Editor of The Journal. The writer is deeply interested in the gate matter and wants to be registered against them decidedly. Having moved here from Chicago, it is exceedingly annoying to be compelled to lose so much time in getting about. Eegarding the prevention from acci dents, we know a case where the street car company lost a suit against them in St. Paul, four or five years ago, which we believe cost the company around $7,000. A little 7-year-old girl, Hunter by name, from Fargo, N B., had her head caught between the gates when closing, causing serious and permanent injuries. They are an annoyance and an imposition on the public. A. C. Edwards. Minneapolis, Dec. 5. Haste Makes Waste. To the Editor of The Journal: I use the cars a great deal, and often get impatient over the way the gates are manipulated, especially at trans fer points or when narrowly missing a car. Still, I believe the arguments in their fav or outweigh those against them. They might be a source of addi tional danger in a certain class of accidents, but in the regular operatio of cars, day by day, they make for safety. I is a matter of some diffi culty for a person to get seriously hurt on a streetcar, and that fact is surelv worth, the occasional delays th at occur because of he gates. The objection based on the few min ut es that might be saved in getting to one's work in he morning, or from it at night, has its ludicrous side when one considers ow manv times as much time is wasted in other wavs eve ry day by even the most industrious per son. I is one of our peculiarities that in matters of transportation we are always in a hurry, catch a train with thirty seconds to spare seems to the average man a great saving of time. To get to his destination an hour ahead of some other train is counted a great gain, ev en tho he loaf around a hotel lobby half the ensuing day. Until we learn to combine speed with safety it won't hurt us to be obliged to take a little more ti me getting about, ev en if it should average up as much as five minutes a day in tho courso of a year. -*-A. C. Anderson, 107 Highland avenue. Minneapolis, Dee. 4. is Three for No Gates. To the Editor of The Journal. I am glad your paper has taken a stand against gates on our streetcar system. InclosecT please find three votes for "no gates," E J. Bricker, J. Gilpin, J. W Nash. Yours respectfully, J, W Nash,, "Minneapolis, vDec. 4. PH iJf ct* What Gates Did to Him, IS To the Editor of The Journal. Give us larger platforms and no gates, give a door for egress at he front end of the car also, same aB other cities are using. I am a traveling man ^covering several states of the- north- wes t, and find the only 'Cities using mates on streetcars are he twin cities. Wf*s THE QUALITY %^m:^m. Ooylon and India GREEN Tea Is unapproaohablem If Is entirely free from dust, dint and coloring mafier, therefore It is absolutely pure. A short time since in your city I was caught in the gates on leaving a crowded car and narrowly escaped a se rious injury by car being stopped in time. Take off he gates. A Traveling Man, Clark, S. P., Dee. 4. LEAP PACKETS ONLY. Trial Packet, 10c. At all Broom? Highest AwardSt. Louis, 1904. The Gates a Big Handicap. Exclusive and Beautiful Novelties in China and Glass at Anderson's. Our importations are arriving daity and we have never ad such a vari ed and beautiful assortment of novelties in English, French and German Chi- na, go ld decorated Bohemian Glass and imported and domestic Brass. A inspection of our stock will suggest many ideas for Holiday gifts. To the Editor of The Journal. Of all he nuisances a suffering public ever endured the gates on our streetcars are certainly he worst, and if The Journal succeeds in getting them removed every man, woman and child in the city should enthusiastically join in erecting a monument to Journal. W have a finely equipped streetcar system and might nave as fine service as any city in the United States, but on he contrary, we certainly have the very slowest and worst, due to the gates and the determination of he man agement to crowd all of the pepple into the fewest possible number of cars. With gates removed and a few cars added, we could have a fine service and ev en those who n6w stand for gates would so soon realize and appreciate the greater efficiency and convenience -that they would not have the gates re turned under any consideration. Success to you. Very truly, Herbert Williams. Minneapolis, Dec. 4. ALEX ANDERSON, 614 NICOLLET AVENUE. ELECT OFFICERS J. Dahn Chosen President by Min neapolis Retail Grocers' Association. Members of the Minneapolis Betail Grocers' association last night showed their satisfaction in the present admin istration of the affairs of the organiza tion by re-electing all the old officers. The only new men named by he heavy vote were A. Wood and A. C. Ekelund as directors. Aside from the election no important business was transacted. Plans were made for a banquet, ut the date not decided. The customary per capita tax for the national association was levied and $54 in addition raised by subscription. he officers are as foilers: H. J. Dahn, president M. Pryts, vice president L. J. Petersons, treasurer A. Wood, John Powell, J. T. Williams, H. W Preston, A. C. Ekelund and Zipoy, directors. SOUTHERNERS ELECT B. O. Bowman of Minneapolis Chosen President of State Organization. B. C. Bowman of Minneapolis was elected president of the Southern club of Minnesota, last night, at the annual meeting of the organization held at the Aberdeen hotel, St. Paul. William Rea Minneapolis is the hew secre tary and Paul S. Hendrickson of St. Paul, treasurer. About sixty members were in attend ance. The retiring president, Judge Kelly of St. Cloud, presided. R. J. Men denhall, William Passmore and W. Cockey of Minneapolis and C. Taney of S Paul were the speakers. V. L. Al- bert and Alexander Horn of St. Paul and George A. Hughes and James Ful lerton of Minneapolis were elected to membership. To Our* a Cold In One Day Tak. LAXATIVE BP.OMO Quinine Tablets. Druggists refund inonf-y if it fails to cure E. W. ?EOVB' signature is on each box. 26c. QX7INN A SENATOR Former Dakota Editor Has "Made Good" with Tammany. John M. Quinn, who was on the Staff of he Bismarck Tribune during early statehood days, and figured in the big lottery fight, has been elected a state senator on the Tammany ticket in New York city, representing the sixteenth Who would exchange the merry noise of children at play, with the childless home where the clock tick can be heard hour after hour in he dull silence But there are a great many who would like to people the silent house with the children that fate has refused them. Fa te is often in this case only another word for ignorance. Many a tflad mother dates her happiness from the day she first began the use of Doctor Pierce's Favorite Prescription. I often happens that with the cure of female weakness and the establishing of the deli cate womanly organs in sound health, the way is opened for the joy of motherhood. "Favorite Prescription" Is a specific for the chronic ailments peculiar to women. It cures them perfectly and permanently. N other medicine can do for women so much as "Favorite Prescription." Do not therefore let any other medicine, be palmed off on you as "just as good." "Favorite Prescription contains no alcohol, opi um, cocaine or other nar cotic. It is strictly a temperance medicine. "I can trulysayyonr medicine is a friend of mine," writes Mrs. Arthur Bratt. of Am herstburg, Ontario, Canada. "I am mother of four children and suffered greatly at time? of birth of first three. When three months alone with the last one I began to think of trying some medicine to ease those terriblt pains, and asked our doctor whether there was anything he could give me to lessen la bor pains. He said there was nothing tha could help me. I then thought I would write to Dr. Pierce. He advised me to take hi* Favorite Prescription.* I started to take i* at fourth month. I was very weak, had hear trouble and would faint away two or three times a day. Our doctor could not help mi and life was a drag. I would often say, oh. ii I could only die in one of these spells but 1 took five bottles of Favorite Prescription' and felt better every way. Got along well al the time of delivery. I had heard of painless childbirth, and I thought it must be a gooo medicine that would help those pains, but 1 know now for myself, and can not tell it plain enough. Your ^Favorite Prescription' is the best medicine as we mothers know I advise my friends to try it. Baby is now four months old and is a strong healthy boy." Or. Pierce** Pellets Care Constipation. OVERSHOES W have several lots of over shoes left over from last year whi ch we will close out at fol lowing extra low prices Ladies' $1.25 Jersey cloth buckle Arctics, heel or spring heel, /*Q sizes 2Vi to 6, now 0/C ft- 69c Ladies' 98c Jersey cloth storm Alas kas, heel or spring heel, all sizes, at A mixed lot of children's and wom en's buckle Arctics and misses' storm Alaskas, values 69c A to 98c, now fr/C Men's Jersey cloth buckle Arctics, $1.35 grade, sizes 6 to A 12, now /OC Men's 98c low overshoes, black fleece-lined, all sizes, 7 0 now I */C Men's $1.75 Boston Rubber Co.'s heavy buckle Arc tics, now $1.25 Home Trade' Shoe Store ei9-8H**coUet COATETH FEATUREOFA ^6u&6t/ is a modern ideathe ahirt goes On and 0ft like a Coat' For morning, afternoon or en rect styles for every occasion color fast fabrics or in white. 91.50 or m*c CLUETT, PEABODY CO, Lugettmaken of Collari sad in the world. district. After a -journalistic career i Dakota and Montana, Mr. Quinn re moved to New York and studied law. is ow one of the best-known Tain many orators, and a law partner of J* Bennett Southard, a former judge. SEVEN MINERS SUFFOCATED. Charleston, W. Va., Dec. 5.Seven coal miners were suffocated at Horton yester* day afternoon. They were working in a drift mine when the* wooden stack of the ventilating furnace caught fire and was consumed. XMAS GOODS! Largest Line of MANICURE SETS and CUTLERY SPECIALTIES. Set No. 1Satin lined lea- 0 A A ther covered case Scissors, Jk I IIII Cuticle Knife and File IfaaaW Set No. 2Same case as 0t% A A above. With five aZ.tl pieces ...."r"" Very fine four and five-piece sets Extra quality grade tools a .11 *t*l $3.50 morocco cases, best $4.50 to $5.50. morocco $10 Our very best, with fancy morocc cases, finest pearl and ivory manicuring tools, $ 7 5 0 up to 7 WE CA1RY A ^f^^ptiSSi 61 Handsome Christmas Presents. The satisfaction of the quality of our goods remains long after the price Is forgotten. i 1 4 P" 1 'III1% 420 NICOLLET AV.