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CITY NEWS THE WEATHER The Predictions. MinnesotaGenerally fair tonight and Friday slightly colder tonight fresh northerly winds. Upper Michi- ganThreatening with snow flurries 1 tonight and near Lake Superior Fri day colder tonight fresh northerly winds. WisconsinThreatening and slightly colder tonight with snow flur ries in east portion Friday, partly cloudy, brisk northerly winds. Iowa 1 Partlv cloudy tonight and Friday slightly colder in eejst and south pdav I tions tonight. North Dakota and Mn- tanaFair tonight and Friday. South Dakota.Fair tonight and Friday cold er in southwest and east portions to night. Weather Conditions. The sform over Arkansas yesterday has moved to southern1 Michigan, with Considerably increased energy, the bar ometer reading below 29.30 inches. The itorm has caused precipitation during the past twenty-four hours in nearly the whole Mississippi vallev, the lake region and the states east of the Mis sissippi. Snow was falling this moan ing in soiithewistern Minnesota, "Wis consin and northern and western Mich an, and it was raininte from St. Louis New York and as. far north as Chi cago, Detroit and Buffalo. Higher temperatures in the Ohio valley and lake region have been caused the storm's northeastward movement, and there are higher temperatures also dn Minnesota, Manitoba, South Dakota and Nebraska. The weather has cleared in the gulf states and the region w*st of the middle Mississippi. In Saskat chewan, Alberta and the upper Bocky Mountain region it is cooler than it was yesterday. Fair weather is anticipated in. this vicinity, and slightly colder to- Ou i night. T. S. Outram, Section Director. Weather Now and Then. Today, maximum 30, minimum 27 de grees a year ago, maximum 35 mini mum 8 degreeB. ABOUND THE TOWN Is Minneapolis Man.The man ferday rtcked up on the street in St. Paul yes is said to be James Finnegan of 1 Minneapolis. He is suffering from the 1 effects of knockout drops and is 'likely to die. Celebrate Christmas.Friday even ing the Sunday school of Fowler M. E. church will celebrate Christmas with a literary and musical entertainment in the church, beginning at 7:30 p.m. Re freshments will be served. Thieves Plead Guilty.F. M. Both and Jennie Johnson, charged with grand larceny for taking a pocketbook 1 containing $1275, were arraigned todav before Judge Dickinsoai. Both were 1 allowed to plead guilty to a petty lar ceny and were sentenced to serve nine ty days in the county jail. Not Peterson the Attorney.Former 1 County Attorney James A. Peterson 1 has been credited with writing the com munication which appeared in last Sunday's Journal attacking Mayor Jones' Sunday closing order. As a matter of fact, the letter was from an other James Peterson, a restaurateur. Got Fifty-two Jackies Here.In the one month it has been open, the naval recruiting station in the federal build ing has enlisted and sent to the re ceiving stations fifty-two men. These men have been selected out of 130 ap plicants. The percentage of fit men is unusually high. The greater number of the rejected were under weight. Unsound teeth was also a very common disqualification. St. Barnabas Case Ends.The habeas corpus proceedings brought by Ayers and McDonald against the St. Barna bas hospital were quashed by Judge John Dav Smith toda-. There was no further use for the proceedings as the hospital authorities granted the desired priviliges when proceedings were insti tuted. The case was based on the re fusal of a hospital attendant t3 permit an attorney to see a patient -without a physician's order. NECROLOCrlO PEEiDERICK A. ALDRICH of Min neapolis died yesterday at Moscow, Idaho, where he had gone some three months ago for his health. He was 21 yeai of age and a son of the late Allen Aldrich, who diedome years ago. Mr. Aldrich leaves only one surviving rela tive, a brother at Maukato. The funeral and interment will be at Moscow. PETER JOHNSON a resident of Minneapolis for the past thirty-three years died today aged 66 years Funera 1 from the residence, 2002 Riverside ave nue Sunday at 2 p.m and from St. Paul's Lutheran church. Fifteenth ave nue and Fourth street S, at 2:30. In terment at Layman's cemetery. JOHN DORAN^The funeral of John Doran, who died yesterday at the city hospital, aged 57 years, was held today from Fox & Long's undertaking rooms, 223 Central avenue. His rela tives could not be located and he was buried by friends. CENTENARIAN DEAD Felix Hackett, Aged Native of Ireland, Passes Away in St. Paul. Felix Hackett, said to be 100 years old, died vesterday in St. Paul at the home of the Little Sisters of the Poor. I He lias lived in St. Paul thirty-two years and has been an inmate of the home about ten months. He was born i in Ireland and coming to this country, settled at Duluth, where his wife died. I His family became scattered, but it is believedr that he hasla sondinone Duluth, daughte in St Pau an othear daughter whose whereabouts is un known. Death was due to old age. His faculties were well preserved to the last and the physical decline was rapid. Virginia Excursions. Low round trip rates to points in Vir ginia on the first and third Tuesday of each month via Chesapeake & Ohio railway. Write for list of farms for sale. A. M. Nye, N. W. A., 238 S. Clark street, Chicago. PIANOS Select ycrar Christmas piano today. "We are closing out our entire stock of shopworn, used and sample pianos at about half price. The list includes the Hardman, Krakauer, McPhail, Behning, Steinway, Sterling, Crown," and other good makes. Easy payments of $5, $6, $7, $8 and $10 a month. Used and shopworn pianos for $80, $90, $100, $115, $125, $130, $140, $160, $170, $190, $210, $220, $240, $290. Representatives for the Knabe-Angelus Piano. FOSTER WALDO, 36 5th St. So.. Cor. Nicollet Ave. iJ ^Thursday Evening, 3 FROtt SCENES OF DEATH AND RUIN JO HN INGLIS RETURNS FROM TOUR THRU RUSSIA. Noted Crop Estimator Found St. Peters burg Holding It Breath in Fear of Some Fresh Outbreak and Was Ad* vised by American Consul to Flee from Odessa. John Inglis, the noted crop estimator and traveler, reached Minneapolis this morning from Russia. Mr. Inglis left here Oct. 1 last, going with all speed to New York, Liverpool, Berlin and the Russian frontier. At Eydtkuhnen on the west Prussian frontier, the train, on which were a number of diplomats and newspaper correspondents, was held up and sent back to Berlin. Mr. Inglis was concerned with agricultural condi tions, having been sent to Russia by Watson & Co. to investigate the heavy losses reported in wheat and other grain crops. Eleven days after the turning back from Eydtkuhnen he got across the line to Weyrvalien and reached St. Petersburg on "Nov. 12. Loading Machine Guns. The first thing Mr. Inglis saw was the loading of the machine guns on the fleet about to sail to quell the insurrec tion at Kronstadt. The hotels of St. Petersburg were crowded with better class Jews. All was suppressed excite ment. Nervous tension was in the air. Everyone feared a massacre. Mr. Inglis got out later for Odessa, a forty-eight hour run, on the last train that got thru. The strike was on. Riot-i ing and confusion was general. In the iron works of St. Petersburg all the files had been stolen and ground into knives by the workmen. Everyone was armed. One heard of riots and slaughter in many places. 558 Jews Buried in One Day. Five hundred and fifty-eight Jews were buried in Odessa the day Mr. Inglis reached there and the English consul told him over 3,000 were in the hospitals. All was quiet then, but evi dences of riot, as broken glass and partly wrecked buildings were to be seen and the streets were filled with soldiers. On the advice of the Amer ican consul Mr. Inglis got away from Odessa, and fortunately escaped the bloodshed that followed.' Later, a Rus sian steamer conveyed him to Con stantinople, whence, after four days, he took a French boat for Marseilles, coming thru Prance to Calais, to Lon don, to Liperpool, to New York, to Minneapolis. No English house is doing business in Rrfssia. Ross T. Smythe of Liverpool and Lenders of London said they would do nothing and have abandoned Russia. Odessa, where there are nearly 200,000 Jews, has suffered terribly. Ignorance of Peasantry. It is pitiable, Mr. Inglis says, to see the ignorance of the peasantry. They have burned estates and destroyed mil lions of property in their blind'groping for the right. Many large mansions of the nobility are reduced to ashes, and the estates, ravaged and pillaged, are occupied by peasants wno have seized little plots and hold them as tho they owned them unquestionably. The Russian peasant is hungry for land. I is the only form of wealth he under stands. Witte is unpopular. Many of the peo ple for whom he is doing most, dis like him. He is accused of vacillation and lack of firmness. Yet his position is one of the most difficult any man could possibly be placed in, and to judge him would be to presume. Yet ap parently the nobles hate him, the mid dle class fears and distrusts him and the peasants, those at least with intelli gence enough to know anything about him, do not appear to like him.* y2 Off Bathrobes, V% SmokingJackets off sale. Friday and Saturday.2. Hoffman's Toggery Shop. Both Stores. ONLY MINOR DEFECTS Armory Will Be Up to Specifications, Declares Houghton. Several minor flaws have been dis covered in the new armory on Superior boulevard, and there may be a little delay in the completion of the building until these have been corrected. One of the footings appears to be weak, seemingly thru some fault of the con crete. This will be remedied at on*e. The concrete brick also has created some unfavorable comment in certain quarters, but Building Inspector James G. Houghton says that everyone may rest assured that the building will not be accepted until it is right, all thru. There has been much gossip among the architects and builders of the city about the armory. I was reported that the piling was entirely insufficient and as a consequence it had settled in sev eral places, and the walls were out of plumb. There is little or no truth in this statement. All the piles that the ground would hold were driven, and it was admitted that an unusually good foundation was secured. DRUG CLERK IS FINED Christian Clark a clerk in the drug store of Martin Atine, 1500 Hennepin avenue was fined $25 in police court to day on pleading guilty to a charge of selling liquor without a license. Fred McDonald, employed by the po lice, called at the store Sunday and after striking up a friendly conversa tion with Clark purchased a half-pint bottle of whiskv. NEW INC0BP0BATIONS. The Marais Investment company, Duluth cap ital stock $50,000. Swan Lake Land company, Minneapolis capi tal stock, $100,000 George H. Warren president, A. H. Linton vice president, Cavour S. Langdon secretary and treasurer. Middle West Land company, Minneapolis cap ital stock $100,000 same officers. Boundary Land company, MlnneapoUs capital stock $50,000 same officers. Pine Land company, Minneapolis capital stock $100,000 same officers. The Dairy Region Land company. Center Citv capital stock, $25,000 John C. Carlson president, Victor L. Johnson secretary and treasurer. Harris Machinery company, Minneapolis, capi tal stock, $100,000 Bernhard S. Harris presi dent. Marks Marris vice president, Arthur M. Harris secretary and treasurer. COL. G. W. JOHNSON r# IS NO BETTER TODAY Colonel Charles W. Jdhns6n, county treasurer, who is in an unconscious con dition at Asbury hospital, is no better today. It is impossible to forecast the outcome, altho it is believed improbable that he can survive the double disabil ity of acute asthma and brain hem orrhage, unless some radical improve ment takes place soon. Late this afternoon his condition was most critical, with decreasing hope of prolonged life. The patient lies uncon scious. ITODAY IN THE DISTRICT COURT Judge D. F. SimpsonPhlMps vs. Phillips, divorce and division of property. Judge F. C. BrooksMinor court mat ters. Judge John Day SmithJury, Juven He court and minor chamber mat- 1 ters. Judge Andrew HoltCharge to Jury In case of E. C. Klein, indicted on I criminal charge. Judge H. D. DickinsonBrennafi murder trial, state presenting evi dence, Judge F. V. BrownGeorge P. Gould vs. St. Anthony Falls bank, case Involving Interest charges. SPENT ON THE STREETS TOTAL FOB YEAR WILL EXCEED $525,000, ONE FOURTH FOR SPRINKLING. City Controller Dan C. Brown has completed a pieliminary report on the expenditures for street and bridge im provements and maintenance. The total exceeds $525,000, of which upward of one-fourth is for street sprinkling. These figures do not, however, include the cost of new paving, sewers, curbing or the cost of new watermains and mainten ance of the system. More than $86,000 was spent for the new bridges in various parts of the city and upward of $17,000 on good roads. More than $330,000 was spent by the wards under the direction of the street commissioners. The sum mary of the disbursements is as follows: Thirty-second avenue N bridge, $63,- 142.52 raising Nicollet avenue bridge, $6,019.45 Dupont avenue N bridge, $2,638.37 Cedar avenue bridge, $2,226.33 widening Washington av enue S bridge, $12,760.50 good roads, $16,608.29 bridge repairs. $12,738.41: paving repairs, $18,024.1o curb and gutter repairs, $4,533.38 sidewalk in spection, $4,310.35 conduit inspection, $1,003 boulevard and sidwalk intersec tions, $3,051.30. Ward expenditures a?e divided as fol lows: Repairs, dirt streets, $80,092.15 grading dirt street, $19, 298.30 remov ing snow and ice, $7,564.02 sweeping and cleaning streets, $68,553.33 general expense streets, $2,918.21 street tools and implements, $6.60 street sBrinkling, $124,224.96 new sidewalks, $14,121.30 general expense/* sidewalks, $244.95 sidewalk repairs, $4,354.99 grading for sidewalks, $12,614.64 sewer repairs, $34,207.10 sewer and waterhouse con nections, $2,955.25 sewer and water house connections, inspection and ex pense, $7,189.85. REED IS RE-ELECTED ATHLETIC MANAGER Frank Keed has been re-elected man ager of athletics at the university and the coming season will mark his third year as athletic manager. Mr. Eeed nad no rivals for the place and he was selected by unanimous vote of the ath letic board of control. The position of assistant manager has not been filled and there are sev eral students who will announce them selves as candidates for the office. Hugh E. Lesch, who has been Seed's assistant during the last two years, will graduate from the law school next spring and he is not a candidate for. re election. During the winter Leach will coach the basketball team as his selection for this place has been offi cially announced by the athletic board. The selection of "Reed as manager for another year is highly satisfactory to the students. The finances of the ath letic association have prospered under his management and he is popular not only with students, but with downtown "^patrons of university athletic games. 'PRODIGAL" GOING HOME James Ryan Here on His Way to Itasca County. James Ryan, who is a guest at Staff Captain Gooding's industrial home, has a story reminiscent of that classic ditty which recites how a certain "prod" after doing a number of stunts out west "started back home on the limited freight." After four years of the husks and swinte Ryan has decided that it would a good idea to spend Christinas with his people in Itasca county. B.yan left nome about four years ago and drifted down into Iowa, where he fell in with a tough gang, and shortly found himself serving time in the state reformatory for attempted highway robbery. From the reformatory he went to Chicago and was leading a hand-to-mouth existence there when the impulse to revisit the old home seized him. Last night he arrived in Minneapolis by the brakebeam route, presented him self before Captain Gooding and asked for a chance to earn his supper. His intention at the time was to resume his journey after supper, but the cap tain succeeded in persuading him to lay over long enough to earn his fare to Itasca county, and go home in style, even if he missed Christmas and had to be content with the New Year's fes tivities. SHORTEST BAY TODAY Long Nights the Rule from Now TJn-| til Jan. 15. Figures on record at the weather bu reau show some interesting facts in connection with this, the shortest day in the year. While it is generally known that this day is the shortest in the year, that fact is demonstrated only by close flgurin'g, for between Dec. 10 and Jan. 2 there i3 no perceptible dif ference in the length of the time the sun is visible, and Dec. 21 wins its dis tinction only by a few seconds. The days will not be Noticeably longer be fore Jan. 15. BIG TAX SALE Over 10,000 Pieces to Be Offered in St. ItOnis County. The list of lands to be offered at the St. .Louis county forfeited tax sale in Duluth, Dec. 26, was received today by the state auditor. The list is an enormous one, containing over 10,000 descriptions, and the sale will consume several days. Interested persons may examine the list at the offico of the state auditor. St. Louis county has remitted $78,- 000 as the state's share of the Octo ber tax collections, i&- m?*,cs*,z Defective Page THE' MINNEAPOLIS JOURNAL. w^ LOOKED FOR WORK TILL HE DROPPED LOUIS LA BRIE TAKEN TO HOSPI- TAL UNCONSCIOUS. Stranger in City, Without Friends, He Sought Work but Could Not Secure Food by Begging for Fear of the PoliceHe May Not Recover. A Suffering from three days' starva tion, Louis Le Brie fell uneonscious in the corridor of the courthouse at noon today, and the physicians at the city hospital fear that he will not live. Le Brie is a laborer and several days ago Was stranded in the city. He was giveta shelter by the Salvation Army, and every day he tramped the-streets looking for employment. He could find no Work and the activity of the police revented him from begging a meal, his morning he appeared at the state free employment bureau and. asked Su perintendent Levy for work. He -was promised the work, and while waiting in the hall outside .the office to hear good news from his application he sat down in a chair and lapsed into uncon sciousness. His pulse was scarcely beating when he was noticed by passersby. Miss Marie Jamme, nurse of the Associated Charities, was called, and after admin istering a stimulant, had the man taken to the city hospital. He had not re covered his consciousness late this af ternoon, and it is feared that he may not pull thru. He is 53 years old and is a French Canadian by birth. He has no relatives in Minneapolis. TO REORGANIZE DAILY Is Plan for Change I Corporation Agitated by Stockholders. Beginning with the new year a change may be made in the management of the University Daily, and the present close corporation may be displaced by an association of which everv Daily subscriber shall be a member. The change in the organization is being agi tated not only by subscribers, but by stockholders in the Minnesota Daily corporation, who believe that the paper will never be a financial success until it is made more representative of the student body. During the last three years the Daily has been run under the corporation plan and the editors and managers have been chosen by the stockholders. In some cases large blocks of stock have been purchased by candidates for po sitions on the Daily staff and elections have been controlled by tho candidates with the biggest financial resources. Owing'to loose business methods the Daily last year finished the season heavily in debt, and altho the paper has held its own this year, there is still a d,ebt of over $200 faring the corporation. The board of Daily directors will call a meeting of Daily stockholders and students immediately after the holi days to consider th proposed change. HEW BANK AUTHORIZED. Public Examiner P. k. &erst today authorized the Union States bank of Minneapolis to open business on a capital stock of $50,000. Andrew Johnson is president. L. S. Swensen and Olaf O. gearle Tice presidents, and Luth Jaeger cash ier. "Who can say more than this rich praise." Pickwick*Rye is the popular drink of particular people. *-J 'CO*.' JPSM BEWSPAPER WOMAN FINDS REAL THING Seeking real experiences around which to write a newspaper storv on "The Emotions of a Shoplifter "in a Great Store," Miss Lillian Cherry, formerly of Minneapolis, was arrested yesteiday in New York. She had collected small articles valued at $35, when the store detective picked her up and took her to the Jefferson Market police station. Ever since her arrest three influen tial friends have interested themselves in her behalf. Chi^f among those that are behind Miss Cherrv are Eev. Dr. Pleasant Hunter of the'Fourth Presby terian church, Mnety-fonrth street and Riverside drive Rev. David James Bur* rell, and Rev. Dr. Otto Mohn of the Marble Collegiate church, Fifth ave nue and Twentv-ninth ntreet, and E. R. Rand of 15 Bond street, who is said to have been a private secretary to Russell Sage at one time. They engaged William Scheck, Jr., to defend Miss Cherry and every effort is being put to secure bail. Miss Cherrv was formerly a Minne apolis teacher and did some illustrated newspaper work on botanical subiects. HUMANE SOCIETY HAS DODBLEI) YEAR'S WORK Rough notes of the annual report of the Humane society, soon to be issued, show a marked increase in all branches of the work. Tne total number of cases has increased from 2,015 in 1904 to 2,500 or more for the year now draw ing to a close. In the special branches of thel worke CLUBS AND CHARITIES Club Calendar. FRIDAYFrances'Neal W. C. T. P. Mrs. Fortier, 2901 East Lake street) 3 p.m. Beautiful Patent Colt Boots December 21, 1905. the increase shown will be stil mor marked the figures in many cases being doubled. The work among children has almost doubled Last year 1,100 children received care or protection from the society. This year's report will show that 2,000 or more have passed thru its hands. Where last year thirty-two children were placed in institutions of various kinds, forty-five were placed this year. In the matter of delinquent and abused children, the statistics for 1900' will show a falling off. This is due" to the fact that such cases now come be fore the juvenile court, which has au thority to commit delinquents to the state schools and to take ill-treated children from their parents. The num ber of girls sheltered and cared for will appear as about four hundred, the exact figures arc not available at pres ent. Last year the number was 252. Lj regard to the care of dumb animals, the forthcoming report will show that the number cared for in 1904, 1,300. has been nearly, if not quite, doubled. THIEF VISITS Y. M. 0. A. James Smith Said to Have Confessed to Bobbery. James Smith, a well-dressed young man was arrested early this morning by Detective Crummy and Brundage on a charge of burglary. I is alleged that he entered the Y. M. C. A. last Satur day night and broke into one of the lockers, taking $20 in cash. The offi cers say he has admitted his guilt. Smith will be arraigned in police court tomorrow. EMBLEMS OF HONOR FOB U" ATHLETES THE "M'S" AWABDED AFTER CHAPEL EXERCISES TODAY. Strong Boys Who Hav Battled on the Gridiron Appear in Public on the Stage and "Proxy" Hands Out the Trophies Kjellman Is Signally Honored. In the university chapel this morning seventeen husky football warriors re ceived tokens of membership on the 1905 team, the hard-earned varsity "M's." The announcement that "M's" were to be conferred by Presi dent Northrop brought throngs of un dergraduates to ehapel- and the event was in the nature of a football mass meeting. Immediately after *he regular re ligious exercises, Captain Earl Current and the other successful "M" candi dates, filed onto the platform to receive an enthusiastic recaption. When they were seated, President Northrop offi cially presented the trophies. The list of "M" men, as read by the president, contained the names of Current, Mar shall, Vita, Brush, Ittner, Burgan, Cut ting, Smith, Kremer, Bandelm, Kiel land, Larkia, Sanbocrn, Weisel and Saf ford. As the men filed across the platform to receive the varsity emblem they were cheered vigorously by the student root ers. The receptions given Earl Current, the popular captain of the team, "Bad Bill" Ittner and Joe Cutting, the hero of the Wisconsin "ame, were especially enthusiastic. Marshall, all-western end, was the only absentee, and the rooters called vigorously for him. At the conclusion of the presentation ceremony, President Xorthrop congrat ulated the members of the team on the work of the year, and the meeting came to an end with a rousing "Ski-TJ- Mah." One of the interesting features of the ceremony this morning was the pres entation of the varsity emblem to Jo seph K.ielland, who is the first varsity student to win an "M"by participation in only one big-nine game. It has been an ironclad rule in university athletic circles that a man must participate in two of the big games of the vear to en title him to an "M," and the excep tion made in the ease of Kjelland, who played only in the Wisconsin game, is the first in the history of university athletics. LA FOLLETTE AS OHATOH. Senator R. M. La Follette of Wisconsin has been asked by the Lincoln club of St. Paul to deliver the address at the club's annual ban quet on Lincoln hurthday, Feb 12. Jerome K. Jerome, author of "Three Men in a Boat," "Idle Thoughts of an Idle Fellow," the English novelist and humorist now lecturing in this country, contributes an interesting chapter, en titled "An Analysis of Humor," in The Journal's magazine next Sun day. The real humor of the world, Mr. Jerome maintains, is not manufac tured to order, or projected on the wings of ether. All that is good and harmless and cheerful anni healthful of whatever country, sooner or later will be wafted on the wings of appre ciation around this little globe we call the world, and every nation will take to itself what it deems best. But he says if we attempt to imprison humordis sect it, analyze it, placard it, poor humor will soon give up this life. A PAIR OF Nickel FOR CHRISTMAS and $3.50 For Men Women ^^AM^^*A^^^^^^^^WW^WW HOLIDAY SUPPERS Large assortment of 0 1 O Efl Fancy New Leathers... 9 1 ^WBOU Latest Styles and Patterns Nickel Plate Certificates Save time and worry. Issued for any amount. Goods fitted at any Pink and blue quilted Boudoir Slippers Women at $2.00 307 NICOLLET time. satin for PRAISES GOVERNOR AS HER SANTA GLADS neighborhood.'' $4 N Vk\ i Wfr SHOOTS HERSELF IN"? i I FIT OF INSANITY In a fit of temporary insanity, Mrs. Edith L. Rebie, 33 years old, shot her self with a revolver at 4 o'clock this morning at her home on Stryker ave nue, just outside the city limits of St. Paul. For several years Mrs. Rebie had suffered from mental trouble, which at times caused temporary fits of insanity. Between these spells she was sane and able to perform her household duties., Her conditions was not sjnch that re moval to an asylum was necessary, and her husband, John Rebie, a carpenter, preferred to keep her at home, pro-j, viding a caretaker when the insane fits came upon her. Last night Mrs. Rebie became very nervous, but Mr. Rebie and his adopted, son did not anticipate anything serious, i Early this morning the woman arose' a"nd secured a revolver and lying down upon a couch, shot herself in the right ear. Governor John A. Johnson seems to hold a high place in the confidence of at least one Minneapolis woman. She i is poor and friendless .and feared that she would be passed by in the distribu tion of Christmas cneer. Rather then i apply to any of the local charities she wrote to the governor stating her case, i She did not ask for relief, but begged that her case be investigated and that she be given a Christmas basket if: found worthy. i The governor communicated with tho-. Associated Charities today and they promptly investigated. They found that the woman was fully deserving of help and have placed her name on their Christmas list. A her request the of ficers of the society have kept her name a secret an*d will disclose no more about! her than that she lives in North Minne-1 apolis. When the officers informed her that she would be given a share of the good things to be distributed thru the Asso-j ciation she was deiighted and expressedi a wish that she were a man so that she I could vote for Governor Johnson at the next election. GEOLOGIST DOUBTS IT Eastern Reports of Minnesota Coal Dis-' covery Viewed with Suspicion. "It's evidently the same old storv,"j was the wearied response of Professor* C. W. Hall, the state universitv geolo gist today when questioned regarding at clipping from the Wall Street Journal, announcing that, at last, deposits or! valuable coal had been discovered in Minnesota. "No intelligence of the discoverv of coal has reached us recently,'' said Pro-. fessor Hall. "This, evidentlv, is but,,j another revival of a rumor that bobs up every few years. I do not know that] there is any coal in this state, but I do, .know that none has been discovered yet.'' The Wall Street Journal item has it that the reported coal field is near Du luth. It qualifies the statement with the sentence that if it is "graphite" as. reported, "it is too valuable to be used" as fuel for engines. If it is only lig-: nite it will not be of much value ex-, cept for consumption in the immediate si hi lo a: a t" re 3f 1 The best man's present, McKibbin] Hat Bond. All dealers, $3. 1 II 14 1 1 XT in *&&^3%FsLJ&2k 'niikM^l rl- "W-iy^-iA^ v.. t,v"