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That Sunday Issue of The Minneapolis
Journal Is certainly "the goods" from a
news standpoint.
Mrs. Craigie's Philosophy.
If science be the co-ordination
and systematizing of knowledge on anv
j^iven subject, Mrs. Craigie's lectnre *it
the Auditorium fell somewhat short of
its title, "The Science of Life." Had
she realized her subiect, the lecture
would have lost immeasnrablv in piq
uancy and suggestiveness, while it might
have gained in the department of co
ordination. All who heard Mrs. Crai
gie cannot but be grateful that she
said things to make them think for
themselves, rather than to accept or
reject her conclusions.
The meat of Mrs. Craigie's lectnre is
hei sketch of the life and work of the
three men she has taken as leaders in
the seaich for the true basis of life
the sauce is her own inimitable wit
Mrs. Ciaigie is not without a philoso
phy of life. Her thought is that sym
patic is the mainspring of the men
who have achieved results for their
fellowmen, and that s\mpathv was the
lodestone which brought the masses to
their feet. Loyola's system was pre
ceded by service. Wesley's religion
was the product of experience. Tol
stoi's preaching of a simplified life
is sanctioned by uis practice. Whether
any one of these men or all three have
solved the problem of life, Mrs. Crai
gie did not inform her audience.
It might have been the part of a
man or a preacher to dogmatize on the
subiect, but Mrs. Craigie was far too
clever to fall into such mired position.
She irresistibly attracted her hearers
to think of life and especially of lives
in their relations to other lives, and
she left them where she must artistical
ly and truly lea ve them, in a state of
quickened interest and awakened self
Annapolis reports that the middles pro
pose to defy the government if It inter
feres with hazing-. Civil war is upon us.
Wonderful Crop Figures.
All the good things that were prom
ised in the earlier reports of the condi
tion of the country's crops have been
more than realized. The final report of
the department of agriculture issued
late yesterday shows vields of principal
crops even greater than expected, in
notable instances. The country began
to feel the stimulating effect of good
harvests some months ago, when the
winter wheat was cut. The good ne ws
kept coming after the harvesters turned
northward to the spring wheat, and fin
ally, when the corn crop came along to
maturity, there were the best reports
of all.
Xow that there is sufficient data in
hand to enable the government statisti
cians to make up final figures, the out
come is found not to have been over
estimated at all, but on the contrary to
have been viewed conservatively. So
much of our prosperity therefore, as is
based upon the crops of 1905, is not only
wholly legitimate, but even more. It
represents expectation more than realiz
The wheat crop at 692.979,467 bush
els looks big beside the 532,400,000 bush
els of 1904. The crop of that year was
cut by bad weather in the winter wheat
fields and rust in spring wheat. Hence
part of the gain is only a return to nor
mal conditions of production. I one
goes back to 1902 for a comparison a
crop close to the present big total ap
pears, or 670,000,000 bushels, while 1901,
a vear of all-around bumper yields, on
a big acreage, gave the country 748,000,-
000 bushels. The wheat crop therefore
is not the greatest, but it is a very
good one.
I com, nothing like the present total
was ever before produced. The great
est corn year known in the United
States was that of 1902, when 2,523,000,-
000 bushels was the total. The present
yield is estimated at 2,707,903,540 bush
Corn, wheat, oats and rye, make up a
total of 3,381,717,231 bushels, figures
never before equaled, and when the bar
ey figures are included, and the flax
total determined, there will be a lineup
Dally and Sunday, one year $4.00
Daily and Sunday, six months 2.00
Daily and Sunday, one month 40
Daily and Sunday, one month 60c
month 45c
Daily and Sunday, one
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All papers are continued until an explicit order
la receired for discontinuance and until all ar
teaiagaa are paid.
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of Washington Bureau, 901-902 Colorado build
lug Northwestern visitors to Washington in
vited to make use of reception-room, Horary,
stationery, telephone and telegraph faciutlea.
Central location, Fourteenth and streets W.
Copies of The Jouroal and northwestern newa
papers on file.
NEW Y0BK OFFICETribune building.
D. A. CARROLL, Manager.
CHICAGO OFFICETribune brildlng.
W. Y. PERRY. Manager.
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office, 3 Waterloo place, and U. S. bxpresa
office. 99 Strand.
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ate, Cbrlstlanla.
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4 ""VjWWKOliMiAwy.
greater by millions of bushels than any
thing in previous years.
The,big yields have not reduced prices
materially. The average is lower than
last year, in some cereals, but all prices
are high enough to be remunerative to
the producer.
I will readily be seen that the pres
ent business activity which finds expres
sion in all lines, and has worked also
for advances in stocks and other securi
ties, is based upon something jeal. It
may be that there has been a little over
doing of it in some instances, but there
can bo no doubt of the legitimacy of
the general rise.
The Russians could not get Oyama, but
the Japanese are now after him with
Reaching Common Ground.
If all the champions of northern Min4
nesota lojal interests will display as
reasonable an attitude toward forest re
serves as Eepresentative Cole of Walk
er, it will not take long to reach an
understanding and "get together."
The hot-headed extremists who have
fought the whole proposition of forest
reserves have been the principal spokes
men for the iorest country, and on ac
count of their attitude there has been
perpetual misunderstanding and war
fare between upper and lower river in
In Mr. Cole's letter to The Jour
a 1 yesterday he took the position that
the lan-ds unfit for agriculture should
be located by specialists of unbiased
3udgment. and set aside for forest re
serve purposes. "~His stand is the cor
rect one for the best interests of the
n'orth country. It would be a posi
tive injury to that region to locate set
lers on thin, sandy soil or rocky up
lands unfit for farming. Their effort
to make a living on* such land would
end only in failure, and to the discredit
of northern Minnesota. "No real
friend of the country," says Mr. Cole,
"wants to see all the timber in it cut
away neither does he wa nt the sterile
places settled upon."
That is exactly the position held by
the advocates of forest reserve. The
trouble and misunderstanding ha(.
been caused by certain boomers with
special interests to serve. Leaving
them out of consideration, every one
is anxious to have the land used for
wh at nature intended it, and when we
all understand each other there will be
found n'o serious difference of opinion.
The terrible fear seizes upon the best
of us at times that we may get something
useful for Christmas.
Senator Dryden as a Witness.
Mr. John F. Dryden is an insurance
president of "New Jersey. was not
within the jurisdiction of the Armstrong
committee and could not be summoned
before it. solicited an opportunity
to appear and give evidence. The cir
cumstances under which that evidence
was given make it exceptionally inter
esting. There was, for example, no power
to compel Mr. Dryden to come forward
and testify that his company had paid
great sums to political committees, but
he testified to that effect. Wholly vol
untary and unsolicited, also, were his
admissions that his company had had
dealings with "Judge" Hamilton and
had paid money to lobbyists for "legis
lative expenses." Likewise it was gra
tuitous on hi? part to tell the commit
tee that he himself has taken commis
sions on his own insurance policies and
that he has a son on the payroll of the
Prudential at the modest stipend of $30,-
000 a year.
Why should Mr. Dryden solicit aa op
portunity to give such evidence against
himself (and his company? Did his con
science trouble him, or is he incapable
of appreciating the position in which
he p!aced himself?
Mr. Dryden is not only an insurance
president, but a United States senator
and the author of a bill for the federal
supervision of insurance. It it does not
become a law he still has one recourse.
He can have himself investigated by the
legislature of New Jersey. A man with
Mr. Drvden's revealed talents for testi
fying and presumed capacity for legis
lation need not despair $i the congress
of the United States seems to move too
slowly in the insurance business.
can influence the legislature of his own
state to brace up its laws so that the
policyholders in his company will get
a maximum of benefit and the members
of the Dryden family only a reasonable
eompensation for their labors in connec
tion therewith.
The strongest athlete on
trouble in holding his tongue.
earth, has
Congress Off Again.
Congress having voted an emergency
appropriation for the Panama canal
and indulged in a clav-pigeon" de
bate over the president's message, is
ready to adjourn for the holidays. The
house and senate have been in session
twenty days, at a fireat expense to the
country, and are now about to adjourr
for two weeks, without having accom
plished anything tangible for tho coun
But this is not by any means the
most dilatory session of congress the
country has seen. There h'ave been
times when the committees were not
announced by the speaker of the house
until after the holiday recess. In those
years the before-holiday period was en
tirely wasted, as nothing could be done
without committees.
ut the situation is awkwa rd enough
and adds sufficiently to the expense i
the government to ma ke it worth while
to seriously consider the question of
changing the dates when our govern
ment officials come and go. The glar
ing incongruities noticeable now arc
these: First, the president is inaugur
ated March 4, in a storm, when this
spectacular function might as well be
brought off in pleasant weather.
Second, congress begins its session on
the first, Monday in December, the
house being made up of men who were
elected thirteen months before their
presence in Washington was required.
It would be more businesslike to skip
the holiday period and begin the ses
sion of congress in the January follow
ing. This would bring the new con-
gress into action within three months,
instead of thirteen months, of its elec
tion. In the five spring months con
gress could transact its business and
The vastness of the government ma
chine is such that economy of time has
become an object.
Rev. Charles H. Braden, a Baptist min
ister at Spokane, put up a neat argument
with a saloon man. Mr. Braden com
mented bitterly in his pulpit on a pic
torial display made in the window of a
prominent saloon. The saloonkeeper of
fered to let Mr. Braden put anything he
liked in the window for Christmas week.
Mr. Braden now proposes to show off the
saloon man's "goods" by filling the win
dow with drunken tramps. These latter
have agreed to be the display in return
for the free liquor furnished them. Spo
kane is waiting to see if the saloon man
backs out.
The point seems to te well taken that
the "harnessing of Niagara," about
which we hear so much, is of no particu
lar benefit to the people. The power com
panies are monopolizing the advantages
and are selling their power to the public
at a rate no lower than that of coal-made
electricity. Trolley fare in Buffalo, for
instance, where the cars are driven by
electricity from the falls, is still 5 cents.
Bourke Cockran says that it is abso
utely impossible to put the possessor of
$10,000,000 in jail. That is the way it
looked in France before the revolution.
But after things got under way, kings
went to jail just like common folks. In
America revolutions are peaceful.
Mr. Harriman's testimony in the insur
ance investigation that he "doubted the
purity of Ryan's motives in buying the
Equitable stock" must have made that
grand old preserver of our financial integ
rity chuckle to himself when he retired
for the night.
When Senator Clark settled $1,000,000
on his new grandchild yesterday, he
merely gave one month's output of his
famous United Vere mine. No matter
how many grandchildren, the senator is
loaded for them.
When Representative Longworth re
turned from the Phiippines he hiked ddwn
to Oyster Bay to see the president, when
the following conversation may have
taken place.
"Manila is a great place, Mr. Presi-
"You liked it, Nick?"
"Had the time of my life there
"You learned a great deal about the
"Well, not so very much
"The trade conditions, of course, Inter
ested you as a congressman?"
"Can't say that they did."
"How about that thousand miles of
railroads we are building and the trade
bank that Newlands wants to set up?
You looked into those matters, I sup-
"Forgot all about them
"Still you had a good time?"
"Best ever
"Well, let's see what was there to in
terest a congressman over there' Oh,
reciprocity of course, you paid some at
"Now your shouting that's what I
came down to see you about. The truth
is I got up a little reciprocity deal over
there that seemed good I worked hard
on it and I'\e got the bill just about per
fected The fact is all it needs is your
"But my dear Nick, I can't sign a bill
before it passes You'll have to get it
thru congress first Then if it is a square
deal I'll
"But It is not that kind of a bill. It
doesn't have to go thru congress. The
fact of the matter iscome over here
where the birds can't eavesdropthe fact
isyou understandpaternal blessingall
up to you
And the president said "Dee-light-ed!"
Foyer Chat.
"Peggy from Paris," George Ade's
greatest musical comedy success, will
have its first hearing in this city at the
Metropolitan tonight The quality of Mr.
Ade's humor has been tested on numerous
occasions in this city in the past few
years and has alwa found favor with
the public, and it is safe to say that
"Peggy" wil be found no exception to the
general rule. An excellent company, in
cluding Arthur Deagon, Julia West, Clara
Martin, Olivette Haynes, Eva Bennett,
Perdy Bronson, E. H. O'Connor, Thomas
H. Burton, Minnie Olton and Thomas L.
Drew will be engaged in the presentation*
The sale of seats for the May Irwin en
gagement at the Metropolitan next week
ODened with a rush at the box office of
that theater today, and the indications
are that this jolly comedienne will meet
with a rousing reception on her reappear
ance here after an absence of four years.
"Mrs Black Is Back," the George V. Ho
bart comedy, in which she is now appear
ing, is said to be the best vehicle Miss
Irwin has ever had for the display of her
peculiar comedy methods.
Fred V. Russell, the "musical China-
man," is scoring a big hit at the Unique
this week along with the "Three Ameri
can M's" and Mr. and Mrs Arthur
Young, the comedy fiddlers Other cap
able performers are Joseph Golden, the
eccentric character comedian, and Jennie
Bentley, the young miss who juggles with
her "tootsies."
The Orpheum theater solo orchestra is
coming in for a large share of the ap
plause this week because of its perform
ance of the coronation march from Mey
erbeer's "The Prophet" and the brilliant
harp solo, Thomas' "Reverie," by Joseph
Dellaquila harpist of the orchestra. Fred
Lennox and company in George Ade's
"On His *TJppers" and Baron's Burlesque
Menagerie are carrying off the honors of
the bill.
A bit of grand opera will be put on the
boards at the Orpheum theater next week
by Henry Leona and Anne Dale, vocal
ists of the best schooling.
Lottie Williams, the talented little sou
brette, opens a week's engagement at the
Bijou Sunday afternoon, appearing in her
new play by Charles E. Blaney. entitled
"My Tomboy Girl The story of the
play is beautifully woien. and the Scenic
effects are novel and attractive. There
are over fifty in the cast, including a
chorus of pretty girls, making the pro
duction musical as well .as dramatic Sev
eral high-class vaudeville acts are intro
duced during the action of the olay. and
in its entirety "My Tomboy Girl" will un~
doubtedly prove a most enjoyable enter
"Marching Thru Georgia," the new
military romance by Daniel L. Hart, is
pleasing Bijou audiences immensely, and
is being accorded liberal patronage. Each
of the four acts contains scenes of start
ling originality, quaint characters and
irresistible comedy. The climaxes are
logical and stirring, and the production is
a meritorious one in every respect. A
matinee .performance will .be given on
Saturday at 2:30. -*C''aS^fcj**** ^*^i*riw
Thursday Evening, THE MINNEAPOLIS JOURNAL! *N. 1 December 2i,
Defective Page
Poor Business Is Cause of Rule Which
Has Been in Force for YearsThes-
pians Feel I Keenly, Both Pecun-
iary and SentimentallySeveral
Companies Layi ng Over Here.
Instead of partaking of the bounties,
usually so abundant at this season of
the year, and enjoying, as do many em
ployees, gifts from geneious employ
ers in the form of an extla week's pay
theatrical people get only half their
regular pay as a Christmas token. Poo*
attendance at the theaters during the
week preceding Christmas resulted
years ago in a decision of managers to
cut the salaries of players in hulf dur
ing the period. later a similar ruling
was m.de affecting Holy week.
Only the vaudeville actors have es
caped this ruling. "The Sultan of
Sulu," "Marching Thru Georgia" and
Watson's Orientals companies are
working on half pay and the May Tr
win and Andrew Mack companies have
laid off and are spending the week in
Minneapolis and St. Paul, without any
pay. The lay-off is the alternative and
the majority of members of the com
panies that are working on half pay
declare they would rather lay off.
Feel Christmas Spirit.
"Because we 'fake' sentiment with
such abandon on the stage, people have
the idea that actors are devoid of genu
ine sentiment," said a member or the
Sultan of Sulu company today. "But
we are not. We have homes and
loved ones and feel the Christmas spirit
as strongly as any one. I venture to
say that it is m'ore striking with us,
for we are all far from our homes, in
a strange city, with no one to cheer
us up. Now, when everyone about us
is enjoying this glad Yuletide and re
ceiving tokens or cheer, we are cut to
half pay. It certainly is hard and we
players feel it more than any outsider
can imagine.
"Then there's another consideration
far and away from the sentimental.
That is that this short pay works a
hardship with many, especially the
chorus girls, whose pay is never suffi
ciently large to leave any great balance
above expenses. It takes them weeks,
sometimes, to repay the money they
are compelled to borrow to ay ex
penses during this week.
Protests Avail Naught.
"Of course, it is the same Holv
week, but it doesn't matter so much
then, for it's not the greatest season
of the year, like Christmas. W have
protested, but to no avail, for we can
see that the week preceding Christmas
is not the best paying one of the year,
tho it is not always the poorest season
either. W have no organization suffi
ciently strong to carry a protest to a
successful end, so I suppose we' ll have
to be content. W are bound, in the
first place, by our co'n'tracts, which con
tain clauses providing for short pay
during these two weeks.''
Despite the fact that they have ex
perienced the short-pay weeks for sev
eral years, the older players in the city
this week are condemning the practice
as strongly as"lFi*
5ul been put in
force. The members.of.ljhekthreee com
panies working tms
wee ar re
inforced by the May Irwin people, who
arrived to-day, to lay over until their
engagement opens Sun'day. Miss Irwin
is not with her company, having "run
in" to New York. She will return
Island Will Employed to Strengthen
Railw ay Bridge.
In order to supply rock material for
a cofferdam to protect the west end of
the Pillsbury dam and the western pier
of the Minnesota Western railway
bridge, the rocky islet just above the
Tenth avenue bridge will be removed.
The pier was partially undermined by
the high water last summer and the
bridge was closed for several weeks
while repairs were being made. The
proposed cofferdam is intended to pre
vent further damage in the future to
both the power clam and the bridge.
About 2,000 yards of rock will be re
quired, and it is estimated that the
island will just about furnish this
amount. The rock will be floated down
to the scene of operations on barges.
Great Northern Pays for Bridge Prop
erty with Pavement.
An agreement has been reached be
tween the city and the Northern Pa
cific railway over the vacation of a
triangular plot of land at Plymouth
avenue and First street, under the rail
way bridge over Plymouth avenue. The
vacation of this portion of the street
will permit the Northern Pacific to re
duce the span of the proposed bridge
across the avenue. This will cost about
$16,000. In return for this benefit the
company will bear the expense of 1,700
square yards of paving on First street.
Contributions in the wav of wearing
apparel ror the poor at the Elks' bun
dle social Thursday evening aggregate
3,287 articles. They have been assort
ed and tod ay Were delivered to the
following charitable organizations for
distribution among the worthv poor at
Christmas: Deutscher Frauen society,
Catholic Orphans" association. Little
Sisters of the Po6r,
Aldermen Lars M. Rand and Nels J.
Nelson made a strong protest yesterday
before the committee on railroads
against the petition of the Milwaukee
for permission to lay a spur track be
tween Third and Fourth streets from its
main line northward and crossing Tenth,
Ninth, Eighth and Seventh avenues.
They argued that there was no neces
sity for the proposed spur as there was
plenty of trackage in that vicinity
which was not utilized. Moreover it
would create a number of additional
grade crossings and still further compli
cate the great problem of abolishing the
South Minneapolis crossings.
The Swedish Brothers thru their rep
resentative, Harry A. Lund, also pro
tested on the ground that the spur would
be a positive detriment to their proper
which they now had controlled for
twenty years.
On the other hand various manufac
turers who propose to locate along the
line of the proposed spur argued that
the district was suitable only for manu
facturing purposes and additional track*
age facilities would greatly benefit the
city. The committee voted to recom
mend that the petition be granted.
Holiness Flock Encouraged by Results
of Yesterday's Services.
Encouraged by the excellent success
of the all-day meeting yesterday, the
Holiness band expects great results
from the all-day rally to be held in the
Nazarene mission, 245 First avenue
tomoirow. Mrs. Liebhardt will lead
the 10 a.m. meeting Kev. G. G. Valen
tine will preach at 11 a.m.,.and at &
p.m. will eome the prayer testimony ser
vice, which will be followed by the
sermon of W. G. Schell.
The obiect of these all-day services
is the promotion of the Holiness ideas,
and thev were given strong impetus
yesterday at the Purity mission. Wal
ter Dickinson led the testimony
p.m. Mrs." Shepherd of St. Paul
ducted a prayer testimony service
preached a ^powerful sermon^and at^
Sunsliine Route PopularTourist Cars
from the Twin Cities to Los Angeles,
California. To accommodate the large and in
creasing tourist travel to California, a
through tourist sleepingcar line has
been established between St. Paul and
Minneapolis and Los Angeles ia the
Chicago, Milwaukee & St. Paul and the
Atchison, Topeka & Santa railways,
the Sunshine Route.
Leaving Minneapolis at 8:20 a.m.
every Tuesday, St. Paul 8:30 a.m., the
tourist has a daylight ride through one
of the most populous and richest agri
cultural sections of Minnesota and Iowa.
Kansas City is reached at 8:20 a.m.
the next day. The car attached to the
Santa train leaves Kansas City at
11 a.m. Wednesday.
During the afternoon the train passes
through some of the most thriving
towns in KansasLawrence, Topeka
(where a stop of twenty-five minutes is
made for dinner), Osage City, Empo
ria, Florence, Newton, Hutchinson, sec
nic Colorado being entered during the
The Panorama of the Rockies.
The next mcrning at an early hour
La Junta, in southeastern Colorado, is
reached, and at this point the first view
i s- had of the Roc ky Mountains, the
train skirting the eastern foothills and
entering New Mexico near Raton. Will
iams is reached at noon on Friday.
This is the junction with the line to
the Grand Canyon of the Colorado, and
a stopover may be had here if a visit
to the Grand Canyon is provided for
in the itinerary of the tourist.
From San Bernardino until arrival at
Los Angeles, at 8:25 a.m. Saturday, the
train runs through the garden spot of
southern California.
"Reasons Why."
Briefly stated, the advantages offered
by The Sunshine Route from the north
west consists of the shortest linte to
southern California a direct route to
San Francisco and vicinity great scenic
attractions, including the Grand Can
yon of the Colorado river in Arizona
a route less affeeted by^ snow than those*
through the more Northerly Rocky
Mountain passes an easy grade, consid
ering that the continental ranges must
be surmounted equipment complete in
all appointments, and a delightful cli
For each double 'berth (one berth
will comfortably accommodate two per
sons) the price is $6.75 from St. Paul or
Minneapolis to either Los Angeles or
San Francisco.
Tickets and Berth Reservations.
For the Sunshine Route your tickets
should read via the Chicago, Milwau
kee & St. Paul Railway to Kansas City,
thence via the Atchison, Topeka & San
ta Railway and connections to Ari
zona, New Mexico an-d California des
For ticket, berth reservations in
first class or tourist sleeping cars, ad
dress W. B. Dixon, Northwestern Pas
senger Agent, 365 Robert street, St.
Paul, or C. R. Lewis, C. P. & T. A., 328
Nicollet avenue, Minneapolis.
Hundreds of Articles of Clothing Received
by Elks for Their Christmas Distribution
Your Sick Priend
Should be remembered at Christmas
time with a case of Dr. Lauritzen's
Malt Tonic,'' the best on earth.
Bethel Settlement,
Sheltering Arms, Hebrew Ladies' Be-
nevolent society, Mission Cottage, Home
for Aged, Wom en and Children, Mater
nity hospital and the Volunteers of
Tuesday afternoon, the Elks give an
entertainment for poor children at the
Bijou operahouse at which 2,000 chil
dren are expected to be present. Each
child is to receive a bag of candv as a
souvenir. The rapid transit company
furnishes the children round-trip trans
portation. *,&->jui ,**&.'< i&
PANY. Hen ry L. Little, manager of the
Pillsbufy-Washburn Flour Mills com
pany, was highly complimented for his
excellent handling of the business dur
ing the year just closing, by Richard H.
Glyn, chairman of the company, at the
sixteenth annual general meeting of the
corporation in Winchester House, Old
Broad street, London. The compli
ment followed the various business
transactions and reports delivered at
the meeting, which was attended by all
the officers and several prominent
"The condition of the wheat market
during the past year was very unfavor
able to maKing profits in the milling
trade," said Mr. Glyn. "There was
a short crop of wheat in the northwest,
and the wheat was of inferior quality
in fact, it has been the most difficult
milling year that we have experienced
since we began business. It has been
a most anxious time for our manager,
Henry L. Little, who has worked ex
ceptionally hard to get good results,
and, under these circumstances, I trust
you will think that the result of the
year's workings can not be regarded as
altogether unsatisfactory.''
The recommendation' of the board of
directors that a dividend of 8 per cent
on the cumulative preference shares be
declared and that the preference in
come certificates now outstanding
should be entirely paid off and thus re
lieve the company of an annual interest
burden of 14,000, was unanimously
adopted. The retiring director, J.
Fowler Jackson and the corps of audi
tors were re-elected.
N action was taken
board's committee on'
sion, which was productive ot greax grounds yesterd ay relative to the acqui-
good. A 11 a.m. Rev. B.E. Rogers sitio
kno Pros e1
by the park
designation of
Q/Keegan's lake and the high
ar pur- poses, altho botch propositions were tho
roly discussed. A large delegation from
the Oak park district declared that
Keeg an 's lake was by far the most dis
reputable resort near Minneapolis. A
the two saloons, near the lake, gathered
immoral peonle of both sexes for their
orgies. Attention was called to the
fact that if some steps were not taken'
to preserve the lake it would eventual
ly become a mudhole and a public dump
as had other pretty little lakes, which
formerly existed here.
The park commissioners expressed
themselves in favor of acquiring the
Keegan's lake tract and the only obsta
cle was the question of finances.
The question was left open for a
month, in which time it is hoped some
plan will be devised for securing con
trol of the tract.
Professor J. G. Moore objected to the
acquisition of the high knoll in Pros
pect park on the ground that it was not
suited for park purposes and was more
over held at too high a valuation. This
matter was also postponed one month.
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A fierce fire, starting in a storeroom
on the third floor, swept thru the Pow
ers block at Lyndale avenue and Lake
street yesterday afternoon, driving
seven families to the street and damag
ing the building and contents to the
extent of $4,000.
The storeroom in which the flames
started is on the third floor, adjoining
the flat occupied by G. W. Peck. Mrs.
Peck had been to the storeroom for
coal and thinks she stepped on a match,
for a few minutes later the place was
in flames. The department responded
to the alarm promptly and in a few
minutes the firemen had led the women
and children thru the smoke-filled halls
to the rstreet. On the third floor wer
the families of George Tinker, H.
Smith, G. W. Peck and Arthur Rit
ledge. The apartments on the second
floor were occupied by A M. Smith,
G. S. Powers, one of the owners of the
building, and James Heller.
The building is a three-story frame
structure and originally cost about
$5,000. The ground floor was occupied
by Mrs. C. Gleae-m, who conducts a
millinery store William Dawson, gro
cer, and M. E. Lane, dealer in drygoods.
Mrs. Gleason's loss will be about $800
and is fully covered by insurance, while
the damage on Dawson's stock will be1
about $100. Mr. Lane's loss will prob
ably amount to more than $500.
The building is owned by Frank!
Powers. The loss on the building is
about $2,000, fully covered by insur
ance. The loss to the tenants and mer-j
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John W Alvord, civil engineer fo
the paving committee of the Chicago,
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twentieth century the larger cities of
the United States had spent fully $850,-*
000,000 on street improvements ant
were expending about $70,000,000 an- |V
nually for further improvements and^ I
maintenance. Tl
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works exceeds this in magnitude, thatf
of the steam railway system of the*
United States," he says.
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output of human energy would be the
occasion of the most critical investiga
tion. and scientific research, but it 11,
safe to say that in no other branch oi
civil engineering is there expended sc
large an amount of money in so nn
systematic a manner and generally with
such unsatisfactory results.
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to accommodate travel, but scarceh
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lay down pavements.
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compile data from which to computf
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or depreciation before proceeding ti
raise the necessary capital.
Street pavements are
a by far thf
most expensive single improvemenl
that the municipality undertakes, yel
in hardly any of the cities in this coun
try are there suitable laws, proper or
ganization or sufficient public spirii
adequately to care for the investmenl
after it is once made.''
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