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v' ^T TvT^m-ts^^m^^^^^^i^ THE JOURNAL VOLUME XXVIUNO. 24. JL.UCIAN 8WUTT. MANAQBR. J. a. McLAIN. HI5VTOE. PUBLISHED EVERY DAY. SUBSCRIPTION EAXEB BY MAIL. Daily and Sunday, one year $4.00 Daily and Sunday, six months 2.00 Daily and Sunday, one month 40 8T CARRIER OUTSIDE THE CITY Daily and Sunday, one month 50c BY CARRIER IN MINNEAPOLIS AND SUBURBS. Daily and Sunday, one month...... 46c POSTAGE BATES OF 8INGLE COPIES, Dp to IS pages 1 Up to 38 pigea Up to 54 pages 8 cents All papers are continued until an explicit order la received for discontinuance and until an ar rearages are paid. PUBLICATION OFFICEMinneapolis, Minn., Journal building, 47-49 Fourth street S. WASHINGTON OFFICEW. W. Jermane. chief of Washington Bureau, 001-902 Colorado build lug. Northwestern visitors to Washington in vited to make use of 'eceptlon-room. library, stationer?, telephone and telegraph. facilities. Central location, Fourteenth and streets ww. Copies of The Journal and northwestern news papers on file. NEW YOBK OFFICETribune bulldir5 DTAT CARROLL. Manager. CHICAGO OTFIOE-Tribune buUto^ LONDONJournal on fllo at American Express office, 3 Waterloo place, and b. S. express office. 08 Strand. *AB1S-Journal on file at American Bipress. 811 Bue Scribe, and Bagle bureau. N ue Canbon SWEDENJournal on file at American Legation, Stockholm. K0KWAYJournal on file at American consul ate. Chrlstlanla DENMARKJournal on Me at American t*g- tion, Copenhagen. ST. PAUL OFFICE420 Hndlcott building. Tele phone N. W. Main 230. EAST SIDE OFFICECentral avenue- and Sec ond street. Telephone Main No. 0 TELEPHONEJournal has private s^i*cn,b*53 for both lines Call Vo 0 on eitbe'- Une and call for department von wish to sneak to. DESERVING OF PRAISE Bathgate (N. Pink Paper Good work Is deserving of praise and we take this opportunity of expressing our appreciation of The Minneapolis Journal as an all-around good news paper. Its Sunday edition is the equal of any Sunday edition in the west. The first Issue of its magazine is Just re ceived. After looking it over carefully we can hurt express surprise at Its gen eral excellence The general style of makeup Is similar to that of the Saturday Evening Post, and Indeed, falls but little behind that excellent periodical. The Mayor's Veto Powers. In the matter of the request of the mayor that contracts be passed by res olution, some of tbe aldermen have called attention to the fact th it the mayor is inconsistent, he having sat in the council and voted to awaid con tracts on committee reports. Attention is also directed to the fact that the mayor has signed contracts since *1* came into his present office, which were awarded in the old wav. We do not understand that Mavor Jones denies either ot these allegations nor is either of them pertinent to the issue raised bv the mayor. The onlv question is whether the public business is being done the best wav. If it is, then the mavor is wrong. If it is not, then the mavor's suggestion that con tracts be passed bv resolution should be tried. The point has also been raised that if contracts were awarded bv resolu tion, it would result, in the case of a veto, of minority rule in the council. Eight members would be sufficient to sustain a veto and thus defeat the awarding of a contract, in accoulance with the will of the majority. The weakness of this objection is in the fact that a veto by the mayor is a neg ative act. Jt does not award the con tract to anyone else. It does nothing but place upon the council the respon sibility of meeting the mayor's objec tions or of agreeing upon the original proposition by a two-thirds majority. The awarding of contracts by reso lution, strengthens rather than weakens the position of the council. It still has the initiative, and it has the sig nature of the chief executive as in dorsement of its action. With this in dorsement, the aldermen may go to their constituents and ask: "Why, if this contract was not a good one for the city, did not the mayor, represent ing the whole city, veto it?" Under the present system the coun cil accepts all the responsibility for a possible mistake, and adds nothing to its legitimate legislative authority. I is in the interest of square-dealing aldermen, as well as of the whole city, 'that the mayor should have all con tracts presented at his desk in the form of resolutions. The weather man is also on the side of the heavy advertiser. The Anti-Saloon League. Tuesday Evening, Ohio and had partially severed his cor dial relations with it after he obtained office. George B. Cox, the saloon boss, got a grip on Herrick, and the anti saloon people warned him that-there was trouble in store if he did not stand by his friends. The governor, secure hi the immense republican majority in Ohio, paid no heed, and he was de feated by temperance republican voters whose names were on the confidential lists of the Antisaloon league. The league not only was able to defeat Her rick, but it had another quite marked effect on the politics of Ohio. It was strong enough to induce the democrats to put up a temperance iran for gov ernor. An organization wnich can do that and then can turn over enough lepublican votes to elect him, has vi rility. But the main objective of the Anti saloon league in all states is the legis lature, for it is the legislature which must grant local option if it is granted. It gives its support to republicans or democrats, as its interest lies, asking no pledge except the pledge to oppose and minimize the influence of the sa loon wherever they can. Non-partizanship is the keystone of this particular temperance movement. It depends for its financial support on the voluntary contributions of temper ance people in both parties, and it gives in return non-partizan support to can didates of either party who are pledged merelv on the saloon question. Santa Claus must have dyed his whis kers, for you know there is a "Dark Man Coming with a Bundle" Clean Sidewalks. The answer to a question which a good many people ask about this time of year may be found in another col umn of this paper today. The ques tion is: "Wiry don't the city compel every body to clean his sidewalk of snow and ice?" People who have come to Minneap olis within the past ten years are not familiar with the controversy the city had with "Elder" Stewart over the condition of the sidewalk in front of his premises at Fourth and Hennepin. It is regarded as an evidence of good neighborliness, of proper regard for the convenience and safety, not to say the goodwill of others, to keep a clean sidewalk, but these reasons have never appealed to Mr. Stewart. He declines to clean his sidewalk and declines to be held responsible for its condition by th city. In one contest with the citv he has won out. Since then the law has been modified, and, as City Attorney Healy suggests, it would be a good thing if some street commis sionerand under the law that means the commissioner of the fourth or fifth wardshould make a test case. It is humiliating to think that here in the city of Minneapolis we have no way to insure the cleaning of the sidewalks, where the winter is so long and the snowfall often heavy. But perhaps we have. Perhaps the law would stand, and if it is a good law the knowledge of the fact will develop a great deal of interest in the snow-shovel market and a great deal of activity on one of those home exercises which Bart is just now making the people of Minneap olis familiar with. "Tariffs must be just," shouts Govern or Cummins. "Exactly," echoes Mc Cleary, "just as they are." One of the latest devices for curbing the power of the American drinking place is the so-called Antisaloon league. It has come into prominence in the last few years in Ohio and has spread to nearlv every part of the country. There, is an antisaloon league now in nearly everv state which pretends to have any temperance sentiment at all. The Antisaloon league seems to have profited by the mistakes and failures of other temperance movements. It calls itself non-partizan and tries to live up to its declaration. I makes its first assault not upon the drinking habit but upon the political power of the saloon, holding that it is first nec essary to get rid of the saloon and its influence before other and more dras tic measures are taken to rid the world of the drinking habit. The objective point of the league is usually local op ^tion. tho it does considerable law en fo?fct&nent work. In Ohio, where its organization is the most perfect, the Antisaloon league has had a most marked effect Upon the politics of the state. There is no doubt tikat it contributed largely to the de feat of Governor Herrick. He had been bia by the lieutenant governor of the elected by the temperance element in state, one Tillman, who was tried and What Gould Said. The Springfield Republican has dug up a bit of testimony given before the United States senate committee in 1883 by Jav Gould, which is interesting and timely. It is interesting to discover that Mr. Gould entertained such ideas it is timely to reproduce them when' the truth they contain seems to have been so seriously and unfortunately overlooked by a great many men en gaged in one form or another of the public service. In his testimony Mr. Gould said: Corporate propeity is clothed with public rights and with public duties, and those rights are paramount to the rights of the stockhold holders that is you are to perform your public obligations to the business you are created to perform. When that is done, I judge of it as I would any private property, because I have faith the government, and faith in the re publican institutions under which we live. If there were a clamor that the Western Union was charging unreason able rates it would be perfectly fair for the government to inquire into it. and if they found them unreasonable, to control them. "Created to perform" is a very sig nificant phrase, but it describes the sit uation. Never yet was any railroad or telephone or telegraph or street rail way, or any other form of public ser vice corporation, endowed with the privilege of taking possession of pri vate property or occupving public prop erty solely or primarily for the benefit of the organizers and managers of that corporation. In every instance the con ferring of such power has been pri marily that the public may be served better than it could be served in any other way, and the public serviceor "rights," as Mr. Gould expresses it "are paramount to the rights of stock holders. There is nothing dangerous or threat ening in this theory, for, as Mr. Gould suggests, when these public rights and public obligations have been fairlv dis charged, the property is to be judged as to its profitableness the same as any other property. We must believe this if we are to have faith in repub lican institutions, faith in ourselves. Mr. Gould believed it, and when he said that if there were a clamor that the Western Union was charging unreason able rates, the government should in quire into them and make them rea sonable, he simply said what the presi dent of the United States says todav when he declares for rate regulation by authority of the government. The people of Columbia. S. C, have re cently erected and unveiled and presented to the city a monument to Mr, N. G. Gonzales, the editor of the State. It will be remembered that three years ago in the coming January Mr. Gonzales was shot and killed in the streets of Colum- S^TJPf acquitted on some gauzy theory of self defense. Mr. Gonzales was eulogized at the unveiling of the monument as a man whose motto was "obedience to the law." It is fairly certain that this will never be inscribed on the monument of the man who killed him. Mr. Walsh argued no longer ago than last Thursday in his Chicago Chronicle that railroad rates do not need govern ment regulation, that competition and self-interest will always make them rea sonable and then he "went broke" yes terday because he couldn't swing a rail road enterprise undertaken for the pur pose of relieving him of rates that he regarded as unreasonable. There Is some slight intimation here that Mr. Walsh has not been writing the Chroni cle's editorials. He will .now have more time to devote to that important job. The Chicago Daily News, which Is able to appreciate and recognize a good thing in a contemporary, a most commendable trait, by the way, says that the news papers which have .united to bring out the publication constituting The Jour nal's Sunday Magazine, have "touched the high-water mark of this form of newspaper enterprise in the publication in such attractive form of Conan Doyle's latest and, as is claimed, greatest work of fiction," and congratulates them upon "this notable achievement." For the fifth time Shelby M. Cullom is engaged in the battle of his life. Shelby is of the opinion that a senator should have as many lives as a cat, which would keep him in office a total of fifty four years. It is difficult to give a pious looking man like Shelby too much of the senate. Mr. Peabody of the Mutual Life an nounces that he has been chosen presi dent of the company unanimously by the elected representatives of the policyhold ers, the board of trustees. Every insur ance company now has a silk motto framed and hung up, reading, "God Bless Our Policyholder." Postmaster General Cortelyou favors the revocation of the franking privilege, which costs the postoffice a loss of $20,- 000,000 a year. Of all silly bits of pat ronage the franking privilege is probably the silliest, and therefore the hardest to get rid of. An organization known as the Skunk club has been formed in New York, with Big Tim Sullivan and other Tammany leaders in its membership. The club ex pects to be free from the interference of smelling committees of prominent citi zens. They erect monuments to editors in South Carolina, but it should be observed that they are martyr editors. There will probably be no great display of eagerness for honors of this same kind In Minne sota on the same terms. A Washington correspondent said the arrangements for Miss Roosevelt's wed ding were proceeding ''quietly." Did he expect papa to be standing out in front of the White JHouse shooting at the mil liners and modistes? iii President Corey of the-steel trust says that if they push this Mabelle Gilman matter too far, he has a good story about another fellow that he can tell. There seems to be a steel skeleton in several closets. Mr. Vandiver, insurance commissioner of Missouri, is the author of the phrase, "no business in Missouri except honest business." Vandiver is an anarchist that is, according to "fat boy" standards. Colorado papers are telling of apple crops netting $500 an acre this year. The hardy Minnesota apples are prepar ing to do something equally agreeable in a few years. Watch our peeling. The senate might appoint Messrs. Elkins, Foraker, Piatt and Depew a com mission to regulate all railroad rates for a period of fifteen years. That would take the question out of politics. Of the nine insurance companies in vestigated seven paid "yellow dog" mon ey to "Judge" Hamilton. The judge is now in Europe suffering severely from everything except heimweh. Chauncey apparently has succeeded in quieting some of the rumors in regard to his various resignations. He found too many of them on hand at once to give them proper attention. There is a demand for a Santa Claus with asbestos whiskers, but perhaps father can throw enough cold water on the whole proceedings to render Christ mas safe. A Chicago actress announces that she has broken her engagement with Joe Letter because the latter is too gay. Are not our actresses becoming a trifle par ticular? The Grand Army encampment here opens Aug. 13. When you gaze into the furnace at 10 m., say that date over a few times. It may help. In leaving the New York Life Mr. Per kins "points with pride" It should be added that the company did not view his retirement with alarm. Theodore Roosevelt has made good on many counts, but the supreme test is yet to come What kind of a will he make? father-in-law v Boston paid 6,500,000 for beans last year, and probably sold half of them to' the woolly west for $4,000,000. Boston knows beans. It is a safe bet that the ex-presidents of our insurance companies will want to live in Pariswhere Judge Hamilton is. A newspaper man In Kentucky has just found a $13,455 diamond, which is something of a "scoop." Alonzo J. Whiteman is really^ in prison. Hold your breath! DON'T MENTION IT Indianapolis News. Persistent readers of current humor during recent years must confess that, however much they admire Mr. Ade, in his joke to the effect that "a hare lip is a misfortune, a club foot is a deformity, but side whiskers are a man's own fault," there is a decidedly reminiscent note. THE MINNEAPOLIS JOURNAL. AMUSEMENTS Metropolitan"Sultan of Sulu." George Ade's musical plays certainly have good wearing qualities. Altho the "Sultan of Sulu" is here for its third season, it has not shrunk so much as a minute, and its colors are still bright and unfaded. Mr. Ade's humor is of the plaid or striped material. He seldom handles more delicate fabrics, but his gibes at matrimony and divorce, at poll tics and society are as timely now as they were when the play was first pre sented to a delighted audience some five years ago. The present company Is a new one in Minneapolis, and is more energetic than musical. Everybody works, works full time, for there is no shirking from even the smallest of the many chorus girls. Albert Mahar as Ki-Ram, the sultan, has rather a colorless personality until after he has annexed unlimited American cocktails, when he shows a much warmer hue, Mr. Mahar does not caper nor does he prance, but his facial expressions are very funny. His voice is more suggestlye of a foghorn, than a lark, but what he lacks In tunefulness he makes up in ex pression, and his rendition of the old fa vorite "R-E-M-o-R-s-E" was capital So was the popular and oft-whistled Since I First Met You," in which he had the assistance of his ex-wives and their new lovers. Sinclair Nash was a most important Colonel Budd of the volunteers with a political speech ever On his lips, and A. S. Aspland filled, in a manly fashion, the important role of the lieu tenant, without which it woyld seem to be impossible to have a musical comedy. Jack Claire, the ever-ready Insurance agent, Wakeful Jones, capably took a share in trios, quartets and any other musical combination.-- A veryta3 speci men of the American girl ikwa Mis Frances Demarest as Henrietta Budd, and Harriet Sheldon was a mpst strenu ous and vengeful judge advocate. Ber nice Hart, the favorite of the sultan's wives, was in amusing contrast to Maud Earle, who had the role of Galulu, the faithful first spouse. The schoolma'ams from Boston were more dainty than de mure. The numerous natives, soldier* guards and girjs aided in presenting many attractive pictures, so that alto gether the comedy still holds a strong power to please. _p. R. Sterrett. Unlque-rVaudevllle. Dash and novelty are the chief* fea tures of a good, all-around vaudeville bill at the Unique this week. The leading attraction is the novelty sketch presented by "The Three Amer ican M's," Mealey, Mullery and Cun nlngton. The trio is an exceptionally versatile one. and their stunts include some good singing, startling acrobatio work, clever comedy and weird body twisting. Their act Is called "Hotel Topsy-Turvy," and is especially suited to their talents. The act is prettily staged and every effort has been made to elim inate the dry features. Fred V. Russell has an amusing act in his Chinese specialty. He is a clever character impersonator and a good come dian. "A Homespun Wooing" is the title of a short but laughable skit presented by Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Young. Joseph Golden keeps the audience in an uproar with hisj monolog, altho on one or two oc casions his work shows o\erstudy of the almanac. Jennie Bently, one of the few successful female jugglers, has a fin ished act, while Ahea and Baxter, an old favorite team, take well in their comedy acrobatic turn. Hermann La Fleur and Harold Beckro have a new illustrated song, and the usual series of moving pictures closes the perrbrmance. Foyer Chat. Professional matinees are a frequent occurrence in New York city, but up to the present time Minneapolis theater goers have ney.er^ad ih,e,psportunit of enjoying one of th$sea vtpique perform ances. Such ana-evenci wftli occur at the Metropolitan' tpntorww^a'flernopn, when the "Peggy fr6m Paris" company and other visttmg professional people will at tend the performance of "The Sultan of Sulu" and assist the company in singing the catchy music of that production. Keen interest is being taken in this in novation by local play patrons, and manj parties have been organized to attend this interesting affair. Manager Madison Corey has gotten to gether an exceptionally strong cast of singers and comedians for his produc tion of George Ade's musical comedy, "Peggy from Paris," which will have its first hearing In this city at the Metro politan on Thursday evening In the principal roles will be seen Arthur Dea gon, Julia West, Clara Martin, Olivette Haynes, Eva Bennett, Minnie Olton, E. H. O'Connor, Percy Bronson, Thomas H. Burton and Thomas L. Drew. Genial and inimitable May Irwin comes to the Metropolitan for an engagement of one week, commencing next Sunday night, presenting for the first time here George V. Hobart's laughing success, "Mrs. Black Is Back," the comedy which pleased New York theatergoers for six months last season. Seats for this en gagement will be placed onsal Thurs day morning. Those who have not heard Fred Len nox deliver some of his most Adesque lines in "On His Uppers" at the Or pheum this week have missed a part of the week's theatricals which first-night ers proclaim the funniest ever. Between Ade and Lennox there is a laugh born every minute and Lennox put additional seasoning into the number by his sing ing of "Sadie" and other catchy songs. Mrs. Stuart Robson, widow of the late famous comedian of "Bertie" and other roles, will head the Orpheum bill for Christmas "week in one of Edmund Day's playlets, "The Saving of Mrs. Shaw.'4\ "Marching Thru Georgia," the new military drama from the peri of Daniel L. Hart, is delighting Bijou audiences this week. Mr. Hart has written a play with the horrors of a civile-war as a foundation for a delightful story. It cleverly Intermingles union and confer ence soldierscivilians from both the north and southa story of love and warof honor and hatred, and inter preted by a company of sterling artists, is one of the best attractions the Bijou has offered to its patrons this season. A popular-priced matinee will be given to morrow at 2:30 p.m. "My Tomboy* Girl," the new musleal drama by Charles E. Blaney, with the clever little comedienne, Lottie Williams, in the leading role, will be the Christmas week attraction at the Bijou, opening with a matinee next Sunday. The sup porting company will include fifty per sons. TO SPREAD REFORM Civil Service League Officials to Con duct Camnaijsn Here. Alford Cooley, one of the civil ser vice commissioners at Washington, and Elliot H. Goodwin, secretary cf the National Civil Service Reform league will visit the twin cities next month to arouse public sentiment in favor of re form in municipal matters and in the methods of making appointments to public office by the state and the larger municipalities. They hope to be atfle to organize a strong state league, with branches in Minneapolis and St. Paul and possibly other cities. They are relying on the hope that Governor J. A. Johnson and other state officials will indorse their plans and give them substantial sup port, and that they will also secure the approval of the municipal officers of the twin cjties. Both men are excel lent speakers and are greatly interested in the cause they are advocating. Defective Page mmnwai America in the heart December CITY NEWS MRS. CRAIGIE IS STILL AMERICAN CIRCUMSTANCES FORCED HER TO DWELL ABROAD. 'John Oliver Hobbes" Is Pond of Her Native Land and Says "Everywhere I Am Impressed with Everything" American Authors Are Popular with English Readers. Still an American, tho the greater portion of her life has been spent England and she is the wife of an Eng lishman, Mrs. Pearl Mary-Teresa Crai gie, known in the literary world as "John Oliver Hobbes," arrived in Min neapolis this morning. She is being entertained at the home of former Sen ator W. D. Washburn, where she will remain thru tomorrow. Tomorrow eve ning she will lecture at the Auditorium as a feature of the All-Star course account of business when I was only an writers, Emerson, Poe and the others,! th h* wri AmArino, Unless they have lived in America fofiva brief visit, neither of these men were in England. Your popular writers of today are purely American, and they, too, find favor across the water. I might mention, too, that while I found it difficult to get copies of Em erson's works in New York, there was an endless supply of the books of the present-day popular writers. This is not the case in London. Emerson is found everywhere and receives recogni tion equal to that accorded his master works here. He is appreciated as he deserves to be. "Your popular writers find favor in England, too. George Ade's humor re ceives remarkable appreciation, tho English humor and ideas of humor dif ferastly^ro 1...-.Jr. A ica humo an I find that Americans like all humor. I is most surprising and highly encouraging to address an American audience. Never have I had such a delightful time as I am having during my present tour. In New York, Chicago and everywhere I am im pressed with everything. "Sir A. Gonan Dovle is highly ip fs reciate 'IQ, IQOS. The subject of the expatriation of. some American writers brought the' who was employed on a cattle ranch, declaration of her fealty to the United became infatuated with the young wo- States, and she left no doubt in the man. Miss Demarest, however, was in reporter's mind of her loyalty to no mood to relinquish her position of America. In my case it was force of circum stances that took me to London," she has been rebuffed time after time, but said. I think that the greatest he has always come back smiling in the writers of this country have remained belief that persistence must win in the on this side have done their greatest i end. There is considerable speculation work here and found this the best jnar- among the members of the company ket. My father removed to England on about what scheme the lovesick swain ua in England. Poe doubtless evident in some of his work, but nevertheless, he deserves all of the av alanche of praise that he has received. What author of today does not build on some master of the pastf Doyle has accomplished greatness that has won hearty appreciation in his own country, as well as in America, and he ranks high among 'the 600 best sell er s/ Mrs. Craigie is a lover of Poe. She declined to go on record as a critic of the action that denied Poe entrance to the Hall of Fame, but remarked that man's private life should not stand in way of his receiving a reward for ge nius, which he unquestionably deserves. Mrs. Craigie has instilled love, for of her son now 15 years old. "He is now preparing to come over here and can hardly wait until Le lands she said. "The Anglo-Ameri can sentiment is strong in him. He is at Eton, and the condition arouses this relationship, for there is much of the Anglo-American there. Young Astor, the son of William Waldorf, is one of the leaders, and there are other strik ing evidences of American blood." This is the sixteenth visit of Mrs. Oraigie to America. In February she will come back the seventeenth time, and she declares that after that she will come every time she can. CHRISTMAS EN TOUR Yale Clubs Will Have Christmas Tree on the Road. The Yale Glee, Mandolin and Banjo clubs who are to give a con'eert in the Auditorium the evening of Dec. 26, will have what is probably the most novel Christmas party in the county. The fifty'-odd members of the musical clubs are touring the country in their private cars, with their own porters, cooks and waiters and the special train on which they travel is very much like home to them since they spend the greater part of the two weeks en route on it. The musical clubs are so much on "the jump" between the long distances to cover between concerts and the many social affairs given in their honor in each city visited that they will have no time for a regular Christmas tree except when on the wing.'' Some of the more active of the mem bers have therefore prepared for an ex clusive Yale club Christmas tree party to which only the members will be in vited, and which will last from St. Paul tp St. Louis. There will be a real tree, properly decorated, in* the middle of the dining car and presents for each mem ber o the club. What is due to add to the hilarity of the occasion will be the time-hon'ored custom of compelling each new member of the club to tell a funny story upon receipt of his present. I is specificalty stipulated that the story must be funny. The seats for the concert at the Audi torium ,the evening of Dec. 26 will be placed on sale at the Metropolitan Music company Thursday morning. WON'T MOVE CKEMATORY Health Commissioner Decides It's Easier to Move Garbage. 41 t)r. P. M. Hall, commissioner of health, says that he has abandoned all plans for securing a more central location for the garbage crematory. What he saw on the, late tour of the board of health has con vinced him that the transportation of garbage and refuse can be cared for so economically and satisfactorily as to make it inadvisable to attempt to mov the crematory, against which there will be a strong protest, no matter what lo cation might be selected. At the earliest opportunity he will have a conference with the officials of the Soo road relative to a car service between a central collecting station and the crema tory at the workhouse. PEAR A "GRAVEYABD" 'Portland Avenue and Grant Street Residents Are Up in Arms. Property owners in the neighborhood of Portland avenue and Grant street are much aroused over proposed im provements there. They assert that property between the Linton residence and Fourteenth street is to be made a "graveyard." This term applies to the transfer of old buildings to a site for the sake of perpetuation of their commercial usefulness. .The ground has been eleared for buildings which are said to be on their way thither from a point farther down town. ^^ir HAS GOWBOT SUITOR HARD ON HER TRAIL A young man wearing a sombrero and corduroy trousers walked into the Metropolitan qperahouse last night with rather a sheepish expression on his face, but with flashes of determination lighting his eye. His unconventional costume attracted some attention as he walked down the center aisle to a seat in the first row of the orchestra, where he sat thruout the performance of "The Sultan of Sulu," as if in a trance. When the final curtain was rung down he made his way to the stage entrance, where he was stopped by an attendant. I want to see Miss Demarest," he said in an uncertain voice. The intru der was told tha t' the hour was late, but if he would wait, there might be a chance to meet the young woman. This did not seem to please the visitor, wLo was preparing to take the theater by storm, and he was warned that L^ might find himself in the hands of the police. In the meantime Miss Dem arest, who had been warned of her vis itor, made her exit thru the main en trance of the theater. Altho Miss Demarest claims not to know her visitor's name, he is not a stranger to her. When she was play. ing in Helena, Mont., the young. man, prima donna to become the belle of a stock ranch. Her importunate lover nex i nve to reache the ea infant. Of course, I could not object Miss Demarestn to th presenrt .-*.'-_ then. Our family remained there, and has exhausted all the time-worn arti- of course I did. As for the great fices disconsolate admirers, but he th breezy originalitv of the plains asai i nve schemeg. th nting some new PRAISES MINNEAPOLIS Southern Editor Publishes Observations of His Recent Visit Here. Minneapolis comes in for consider able attention this week in a number of papers published in North and South Carolina and Virginia. As a return for a pleasant afternoon in Minneapolis last August, A. Roscower of Goldsboro, N. C, has prepared a two-column sketch of Minneapolis which he publishes in his paper, the Goldsboro Headlight I like Amer- Wv^he^daiuS 'SStmL^A-l^^ ther ?*1 thrp a met one( Mr. Roscowere was in thn nortL last 1 summer and stopped in Minneapolis t^at Aug. 11. Wallace G. Nye, as secretary of the public affairs committee of the Com mercial club, entertained the southern editor with an automobile ride about the city and the lakes and drives of the park system. That the visitor was! not only interested, but greatly im pressed also, is shown by his compre hensive article praising Minneapolis. MAKES CONCESSION St. Paul Favors Allowing Smoke for Five Minutes in an Hour. St. Paul is planning to make a con cession to the railway companies, steam boa,t companies and large industrial plants in the matter of observing the, antismoke ordinance An amendment to the ordinance which will permit chim neysandstacks to smoke as they please I for five consecutive minutes in one hour. has been favorably reported upon by] the assembly's committee on streets. Dr tnai is unpoHuui xo conditionsthm any. other way than to dis- trains continu A CAUFOBNIA TBIP Winter Months Afford Best Opportunity for Merchants and Many Others to Get Away from Business. Prom the Commercial Bulletin, Minne apolis, Saturday, Dec. 2, 1905. Hundreds of people who read this paper are planning a trip to the west coast and a stay of a few weeks at least in* lower California. Winter is a vacation season and California the vacation land. Which way shall we go! That is the question" many are asking now. Right here the "Omaha Road" comes forward with a through car service to California unsurpassed in the history of railway travel. Three times each week a through touiist car leaves the twin cities over the Omaha line for southern Califor nia. One goes by Omaha, Ogden, Sacramento, San Francisco and down the coast to Los Angeles. Another goes by Omaha, Kansas City and thence over the Santa Fe through Southeastern Colorado, and across New Mexico and Arizona to Los Angeles. A third route, which is already prov ing decidedly popular, is by Omaha, Ogden" Salt Lake City and down the New San Pedro and Los Angeles road recently constructed and known as the Clark road. This route takes the tourist through a country full of inter esting features and much of it but lit tle known until this railway was built. Tt runs just below the famous Death Valley region* and its equally famous mining camps, crossing parts of Utah, Nevada and California. This is the shortest through car route between the twin cities and lower California. This gives the tourist choice of three splendid routes, the best through car service, and all at a reasonable price. The traveler has no changes to make after leaving the twiff cities. These cars, their appointments and the serv ice in every respect, are all that the most particular and critical travelers can desire. Home comforts are there and, as a successful North Dakota mer chant recently said to the writer. You always meet nice people traveling on the Omaha's tourist sleeping cars." Tourist cars are the preference of those numerous people who wish to travel comfortably at reasonable cost. Each car has its colored porter in charge. Cars are vestibuled, lighted with gas, carpeted, have comfortable matti esses, regular Pullman blank ets, pillows,, berth curtains and clean bed linen is furnished each night. These cars are heated in the same manner as first-class Pullman sleepers, except that each heater is supplied with an enclosed ove"n in which coffee, tea, etc., may be warmed, and adjoining is a sink with hot water faucet. General Passenger Agfnt T. W. Teasdale of the Omaha road, who has given the subject of California travel much study and who has been greatly instrumental in brftrging the through car service to its present high stand ard, is much pleased with the splendid endorsements the traveling public is giving the Omaha's fine arrangements for California travel. He believes that travel California-ward will show a big increase this season'. If further information is desired call at ticket office, 600 Nicollet avenue, Minneapolis, or 396 Robert street, CRyan Hotel), St. Paul. COAL FAMINE IS NOT IMPOSSIBLE COLD WEATHER WOULD EXHAUST SUPPLY ON HAND. Eastern Railroads Are Holding West ern Roads' Oars in the East, Instead of Allowing Them to Come West Loaded with FuelReal Trouble Will Coma Later. If Minneapolis experiences a coal famine this winter, it can be blamed to the eastern railroads that are hold ing western road cars in the east, in stead of allowing them to come west, where they belong, bringing coal. For the present, the city is fairly well sup plied with coal, owing largely to the mild weather of the past few days, i but a sudden drop in temperature would cause a tightening, and, if con tinued, might close things entirely. This is the view of the coal situation here, taken by a prominent coal man who has just returned from an exten sive trip thru the middle west. i In late years the eastern roads have I refused to allow their cars off their own systems. Western cars that go east are collared, tho, and held. As the rental of these cars is but 20 cents a day for the first thirty days, and a dollar day after, eastern' railroad financiers feel that they can stand the of renting them especially since 0straiXn Mi UCm, ofe the. earning Nort a O i^ en is fro- $1 5 t.o $2 5 a day. These-*U,iB cars that should be loaded with coal and returned are being held, and Min neapolis is getting little coal. There has been an enormous increase in coal consumption in the west this year, the railroads themselves taking far more than usual, on account of the heavv crop movement. As a result, the dock companies, on which most of the local jobbers depend for coal, are run ning lower now than they are gener ally in January and February. Their salesmen have "been called off the road and thev have ceased quoting certain kinds of coal, being entirely out of them. The lake season is closed and the surplus must come all-rail, but there are no cars obtainable. The same shortage exists elsewhere. Manufacturing centers as far east as Ohio are feeling it, and in some cases capacity ofC cartlsu* at pres Uelled to close, down. show how th There i i en Dakot a gtat US 9 i mi looumuty^ to pull a heay tiam up the steep grades Pi leading out of St Paul without^emitting considerable smoke Chamberlain of the Northern Pacific stated that the railway companies were willing to pb- TA situation is, it only necessary to badt of theo railroads eas som of Chicago are obliged to confiscate coal when it comes to their lines. At the mines short crews are working or full crews are used but port of the time. Minneapolis has in times past been able to fall back on Illinois and Indiana coal, but now the Illinois Cen tral and the Chicago & Eastern Illinois where most of this coal originates, have recently refused to allow their cars off their lines. This cuts out Minneapolis. There is some coal moving, in spite of the car shortage, but the real trou ble will come between thirty and sixtv days from now. Then the cold weather will complicate the shortage and local dealers will have to do some tall hust ling to meet the demand. The northwest is in shape to stand perhaps more than any other section, of lignite in North Da tha ca nbe used if necessary. The la gtat re us a nnounce an compels its institutionwe prove( I a it has satisfactory. Ther iand also much atkoe an enoug Justus Ohage, the commissioner of erable fuehl shortage. health, is strongly opposed to this con cession, as it will practically nullify the ordinance. Railway officials declare that it is impossible for a locomotive good steam a tide over a eonsidlfue woo To Fix Ct. A. B. Bates. Bates for the G. A. R. convention in Minneapol nex Shriner anot hel i il summer will be deter Transcontinenta assoeiatio Pa88en mee ting in Los Angleles, COn ention 8 W^U fc als wil thc seive the law, but it was a physical im- Endeavorerrs atL some dlte tMayecito possibility .to do midOT the present be Th a 8 Angeles her convention Nat ional Educational associatiolwil ga ^M^ Ju i 9.13. Proof Against Telescoping. Chicago, Dec. 19.Thirty-nine sixty foot new steel mail cars will be in op eration on the Santa Fe road in a short time. About twenty are already in stalled. The feature of the car that has called forth approval from the postoffice department is the steel un derframe, which gives such strength that telescoping in a collision is prac tically impossible. All nar is relieved and the smoothness of running is like that of a Pullman. Railroad Notes. A. L. Berdoe baa been appointed general manager of the White Pass & Yukon, succeeding A Newell, vice president and general man ager, resigned. The state railroad commission Is Inspecting the Big Fork & Northern road, a branch of the Mta cesota & International from Northome to Ripple. H. Burnham ras been appointed to the new position of district freight and passenger agent of th" Grpat Northern road at Grand Forks, B. C. He has been traveling freight agent from St. Paul. Officers of the San Pedro road were elected yesterday at Los Angeles as follows: President, W. A. Clark: vice presidents, W. H. Bancroft, J. Boss Clark: secretary. W. Comstock treasurer. W. H. Leete The executive commit tee aad the bo rd of directors remain the same. Th- Chi"a0. Milwaukee & 8t. Paul Railroad company of Montana has been Incorporated at Helena with J2.000.000 capital. B. D. Bewail, wsistan general superintendent. Is an Incor porator, .as well as P. H. Scanlan, Montana gen- I oral agent, and the general counsel, Mr. Shel Intimaticns of a change In the mechanical de partir.ent of the Great Western road have ma terinlieed In on announcement that It will _ne I moved to Oelwein. Iowa. Master Mechanic Chris- I holm will have htad-^wrters there and levea men who now live In St Paul. It is the logical sitnatioc for this department. SMOKE COSTLY j. Stacks and Chimneys Cause Annual Loss *j of $5,500,000. I Smoke Inspector J. W. Allen, esti mates that smoke causes a damage of 1 fully $5,500,000 a year to property in I Minneapolis, the loss being representeoT bv depreciation in the value of whole sale and retail stocks of merchandise. The estimate is based on the statistics of Chicago, where the annual loss from the same source is estimated at $40,000,- 000. There are 83,000 chimneys in Min neapolis, of which about 55,000 are on dwellings, about 20,000 on commercial houses and 10,000 for industrial plants. Tho three classes of stoves and furnaces annually consume upward of $20,000,000 in fuel. The German emperor occupies the po6t of honor in the Christmas issue of The Journal's Sunday Magazine, Dec. 24. Emperor William, as all the world knows, is frequently in the habit of himself presiding at divine services when he is traveling with his retimie accompanied by chaplain or clergyman. One of these little sermons with the accompanying prayers were selected by his imperial majesty for publication in England and America at Christmastide. It is entitled "God With Us," the text for which is to be found in* the forty sixth psalm"The Lprd of Hosts is with us." The little sermon is deeply religious, but the text is shuply ex pounded, and it stands as an example of the emperor's versatility on these occasions. "And Often to Our Comfort We Shall Find" Pickwick Rye that pleases health and mind. At best dealers.