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City News
The Predictions.
Minnesota, Wisconsin, Iowa and Up
per Michigan,Threatening tonight
and Sunday with probably showers or
snow flurries moderate temperature
fresh to brisk southeast to south winds.
North DakotaThreatening tonight
and Sunday with probably snow colder
South DakotaThreatening tonight
and Sunday with rain or snow colder
MontanaSnow tonight and Sunday,
colder Sunday.
Weather Conditions.
An extensive low pressure area of
moderate energy is central over the
middle and northern Rocky Mountain
txegion, the influence of which is felt in
much of the United States, as shown' by
unsettled weather, except in western
Kansas, Colorado, New Mexico, south
ern Texas and northern New York.
Uain was falling this morning along the
Pacific coast, along the middle atol
^south Atlantic coast, and in the middle
'Mississippi valley, and snowing west
ern Minnesota, Washington, southern
Montana, Nevada and Utah. The
"high" northeast of New England has
caused northeasterly winds an'd some
what cooler weather in the lower Lake
region and* along the Atlantic coast,
and falling temperatures have begun
in' Saskatchewan and Alberta, tho the
temperatures in the western Canadian
provinces are still moderate for the sea
son. There has been a decided rise in
temperature in the upper lake region,
upper Mississippi valley, Manitoba,
Minnesota, the Dakotas and the central
Rocky Mountain region. Moderate
temperatures are anticipated in this vi
cinity tonight and Sunday, or as long as
the "low" is west of here, with show
ers or snow.
T. S. Outram, Section Director.
Weather Now and Then.
Today, maximum 81, minimum 25 de
grees a year ago, maximum 1, mini
mum 11' degrees.
To Be Pallbearer.Rev. Frank
Peterson, D.D., leaves for Chicago to
night, by special request, to serve as
one of the honorary pallbearers at
President W. R. Harper's funeral,
which takes place at 2 p.m. tomorrow.
Humane Society Annual.The an
nual meeting of the Minneapolis Hu
mane society will be held in the society
rooms at the eo\iryiouse at 3 p.m.,
Monday, Jan. 22. The annual report
of the secretary will be read and the
board of directors and officers will be
elected. The meeting will be open to
the public.
Hardware Dealers Meet.The tenth
annual convention of retail hardware
dealers of Minnesota will be held at
Hotel Nicollet Feb. 28 and March 1
and 2. The Minnesota association is
one of the strongest of twenty or more
such organizations, and a gathering' of
unusual interest is predicted by oec
retarv M. S. Mathews.
Salvation Army Promotions.Two
promotions were announced at the
provincial headquarters of the Salva
tion Army today. W. E. Miller, who
has been in charge of the relief work
in Minneapolis for over a year, has
been promoted from captain to ensign,
and Miss Jessie Abramson, who has
been bookkeeper and cashier at the
headquarters for seven years, was pro
moted from lieutenant to adjutant.
member of the Chamber of Commerce,
a grain commissioner for several terms,
and a resident of Minneapolis for many
years, died at South Natick, Mass., Jan.
7, aged 70 years. His wife, his sister,
Mrs. Theodora Jenness (also a former
resident of this city), and his niece,
Miss Frances Jenness, were with him at
the time of Lis death.
MRS. MARY C.KINSEY,wife of tho
late Isaac P. Kinsey, died suddenly
from pneumonia Thursday evening, Jan.
11, at 1321 Fifth avenue S. Four
daughters, Mrs. R. B. McKenny, Mrs.
C. J. Bintliff, Mrs. C. L. Pillsbury and
Miss Etta Kinsey, and one son, Gren
ville R. Kinsey, all of Minneapolis, sur
vive her. The interment will be at
Greenwood cemetery, Brooklyn, N. Y.
BERNARD BAKER, a resident of
Minneapolis for the past thirty-four
years, died Friday, Jan. 12, at his resi
dence, 1411 Spring street NE, aged 71
years. His wife and five children sur
vive him. Funeral from residence
Monday at 2 p.m.
Miss Alice Bolting Will Lecture
Unitarian Church Tomorow.
Miss Alice Bolting, representative of
the Universal Brotherhood and Theo
sophical society, of which Katherine
Tingley is Reader and official head, will
lecture Sunday evening at the First
"Unitarian church on "Proofs and
Teachings of Reincarnation in Ancient
Writings." It will be a continuation
of the subject of last week's lecture
on "Reincarnation," which was then
treated generally.
To those who would hear a true in
terpretation of the teachings of Christ,
and an explanation of death as a
change, which-, when understood,
silences the nightmare conception of
adeath, this series of lectures is of
fered. Comprehensive statements from
ancient writings and the Bible will
be heard in support of the theory.
There will be a special musical program
and the public is invited.
2 Tarougfc Tourist Cars to California
On four days of the week, via Chicago
Great Western Railway. Mondays
Leave Minneapolis 7:40 a.m., St. Paul
8:10 a.m., via Omaha, Missouri Pacific,
Kansas City and Santa Fe, arriving L03
Angeles following Friday, 3-25 a,m.
TuesdayLeave Minneapolis S p.m..
St. Paul 8:30 a.m.. via Omaha and
Rock Island Scenic Route, arriving San
Francisco 4:28 p.m., Saturday.
WednesdayLeave Minneapolis 10-45
p.m., St. Paul 11:20 p.'m., via Kansas
City & Rock Island-El Paso Route, ar
riving Los Angeles 12-55 noon, Sunday.
ThursdayLeave Minneapolis 10:20
a.m., St. Paul 10:50 a.m., via Kansas
City & Santa Fe Route, arriving Los
Angeles 8:25 a.m., Mondav.
For further information apply to R.
H. Herad, General Agent, corner Nicol
let avenue and 5th street, Minneapolis.
Hoodwinks the Oculist. Madden Bye
Medicin cures eyes. (Don't smart.) 25c.
A. tit b.
Saturday Evening,
iii- i i i
Sheriff Gets Strict Orders Against Ad
mission of Newspaper Men or Un
necessary WitnessesGovernor Will
Ask Next Legislature to Abolish the
Death Penalty.
William Williams, the murderer of
little Johnnie Keller in St. Paul, will
be hanged in the Ramsey county ,iail
between midnight and sunrise, Tuesday,
Feb. 13.
The date was fixed today by Govern
or Johnson. He was visited by Sheriff
Anton Meisen, and the governor gave
the sheriff t|ie same positive instruc
tions about the execution that were
given to Sheriff Ward of Elk River be
fore the Crawford hanging. Sheriff
Meisen assured the governor that he.
would live up to the law in admitting
witnesses. The governor's letter quotes
the law as to witnesses, and then says:
"You will observe that the law is
very specific as to who may witness
executions in this state. In view of
violations of this law in the past, 1
deem it necessary to charge you with
a strict observance of the law. It has
been customary in some cases for the
sheriff to designate manv people as
deputv sheriffs ior the sole purpose of
permitting them to be present and wit
ness the execution. Persons permitted
by you, except those specifically named
in the statute, ^ust not exceed six in
number, and I trust that the custom
that has heretofore obtained will not1
obtain in this instance."
ley B. Roberts of Bethlehem Pres
byterian church will preach in the
sermon on Life of Dr. William Har
per, late president of University of
Chicago. Also baptism in evening!
service conducted by Baptist Young
Men's Evangelistic League.
sermon of series on Sins of Modern
Society. Sunday evening, Poisoned
Arrows will be the topic.
of series of addresses on Spain and
Italy, with "Historic Seville" as
the topic in the qpening. Memorial
for Captain John Berwin in morn
ing. &
Sermon will be preliminary to or
ganization of chapter of powerful
Brotherhood of St. Paul.
Long, presiding elder, will preach
in the evening.
WESLEY M. E.In the evening,
second of Rev. L. T. Guild's series
of pulpit lectures, The Russian Rev
olution ts Origin and Suture.
Brotherhood of St. Paul will hold
men's meeting from 12 to 1 p.m.
Rev. W. B. Riley, pastor of the
First Baptist church, will preach in
the morning.
winter communion in morning. Large
class to be admitted to membership.
A Message from the West Hotel will
be the evening subject, with music
to conform.
ANEvening, The Story of a Mod
ern Hero, in which the life of the
late Sir George Williams, founder
of the Y M. C. A., will be cited.
Local heroes will be mentioned.
Rev. C. A. Parks, assistant super
intendent of Anti-Saloon league
will preach in evening.
only.) Special memorial services
for Dr. William R. Harper, late
president of the University of Chi
AUDrrORIUM(Evening.) Me
morial for Captain John Berwin,
killed at West hotel fire. Collection
to be contributed to widow in rec
ognition of Berwin's sacrifice.
Norblach will preach at 3 p.m., on
Our Need of a Religion That Is
Ethical and Reasonable.
Coroner Kistler, Will Give Stranger Op
portunity to Identify Remains.
Coroner J. M. Kistler has ordered
the remains of the unidentified man who
was found dead at Halsted's bay, Lake
Mmnetonka, last October, exhumed,
and they will be brought to the county
morgue tomorrow.
A well-dressed man and a woman
came to the morgue today and said they
were positive that the man found there
was a relative of theirs and that they
would probably be able to identify the
remains. They refused to give their
names, but promised to return and care
for the remains.
The man was found dead at the edge
of the lake and no one was able to tell
who he was. Several persons had seen
him about the lake, but had never spok
en to him. The body was buried on the
shores of the lake at the expense of the
Minneapolis Greeks Will Observe Cal
endar Change Sunday.
The Minneapolis members of the
Greek orthodox chureh will celebrate
New Year's day tomorrow. In addition
to special services at the Greek and
Eussian churches, there will be the
usual round of calls and private fes
$50 to $150 SAVED
by buying your piano from us. We are demonstrating this fact
every day. "How can we do it?" We are the only house in
the Northwest that*buys for spot cash in quantities. Heavy
discounts. You get them. $10 sends a piano home and $5,
$6, $7, $8, $10 a month pays the bill.
Representatives For The Knabe-Angelus Piano,
Men Are Sentenced.James Mc
Donald and John Griswold, arraigned
in police court yesterday on a charge
of stealing a wagon load of oats from
E. V. King, proprietor of a feed store
on Third avenue N, were found spilty
in police court this morning. McDon
ald, who was an employee of King's,
was sentenced to thirty'days and Gris
wold to twenty days.
36 Fifth St. So., Corner Nicollet. *x
Communication from Building Inspec
tor 3. Oh Houghton, Asking to What
Extent Council Wishes Him to Pro
ceed Against Unsafe Hotels, of
Which He Says There Are Several,
Spurs Council.
An investigation as to the safety of
the hotels oi Minneapolis was Started
by the city council last evening, fol
lowing the report of Building lnspeo
tor James G. Houghton. The motion
was made by Alderman Wilhelm Pet
tersen immediately after the reading
of the report. It calls for thoro in
vestigation of all hotels in the city, as
well as other buildings which may be
in a dangerous condition, and empowers
a committee to draft an ordinance for
the purpose of*safeguarding life and
property to a greater extent than is
possible under existing laws.' The com
mittee consists of Aldermen Perry
Starkweather, W. E. Satterlee, W. W.
Ehle, Michael A. Gerber, Lars M.
Rand, Wendell Hertig, Harry G. Mc
Laskey, Piatt B. Walker afed Wilhelm
Pettersen. The communication from
Building Inspector Houghton is as fol
I wish to make you acquainted
with the conditions existing in various
buildings in this city so that you may
be able to judge as to whether our
laws and ordinances are sufficiently
stringent to afford all just and neces
sary requirements for the public safety.
I also wish to make you acquainted
with the manner in which I have here
tofore exercised the authority given
me by our ordinances in enforcing ex
isting regulations where such matters
are left to my judgment.
The recent disaster at the West
hotel emphasizes the importance of
the questions I am about to propound
to you.
"There are a number of hotels in
this city, both large and small, in the
construction of which no attempt was
made at fireproofing. The interior fin
ish, columns, girders, joists, floors and
partitions are of wood, and the fittings
apd furnishings are of inflammable
materials. The elevators in these build
ings are in many cases constructed in
wooden shafts and no provision is
made against the spread of fire.
"I is true that Ar|e??
"Question: Does the honorable city
council desire me to exercise my au
thority in all cases and compel the
owners of office buildings to erect fire
escapes thereon, regardless of the man
which they are
Corner at Cedar and Ninth Streets Pur
chased in St. Paul.
The northwest corner of Cedar and
Ninth streets was purchased today for
the new Y. M. C. A. building in St. Paul.
The* consideration was $300,500. It is the
intention to begin building operations at
the earliest possible date.
One Fare for the Round Trip via
Chicago Great Western Railway
To points within 150 miles. Tickets on
sale every Saturday and Sunday up to
April ^st, 190G. Good returning the
following Monday. Low rates to other
points on sale every Friday. For full
information apply to R. -Heard, Qt.
A., 5th and Jficollet Ave., Minneapolis,
Flour vs. Com Metl
When you order flour, yo\t woM not
likely accept a delivery of corn meal.
If you order vanilla or- lemon for" tho
sake of the flavor, why aceepfcja sub
stitute? Order extract Of vanilla or
lemon and the pure,-food law protects
you. Higgjns' White Label Brand ex
tracts of vanilla and Lemon areequal
to the best madesome say better than
some expensive makes now on the mar
ketand cost much less. These extracts
are furnished consumers by R. M. Chap
man,. H. A. Child,' d. S. Brackets W.
P. Hall, Wiggin & Maltison, Boynton
& Co., Gust Audrell, JVC. Igoe
(HM W*,*.
the buildings and the manner in which
they are laid out, I fear that such fire
escapes would be of insufficient service
in case of fire, and under no circum
stances could these buildings be put in
such condition as even to approximate
in safety such a building as the West
hotel, without entirely reconstructing
their interiors.
The Question.
"Question: To what extent does the
law-making body of this city wish^to
go in condemning such buildings as are
now in use for the purposes above
named and requiring them to be re
constructed in accordance with modern
fireproofing methods? Also, to what
extent shall they be provided with fire
fighting equipment and safety devices'?
"We als$ have in this city a num
ber of so-called fireproof office build
ings, some of which I consider worthy
of the name. In requiring fire escapes
on such buildings, I have followed the
example of all of my predecessors in
this office, as well as the custom in
other large cities, and have only exer
cised my authority to compel the erec
tion of fire escapes on those buildings
whose structural character, surround
ings and interior arrangement seemed
to justify such a requirement. I have
taken this position, as our ordinances
plainly permit me to do, for the rea
son that I considered that the owners
of such buildings had some rights in
this matter, and that it was not just
and right for me to exercise my author
ity and force the erection of fire escapes
on buildings where the existing condi
tions presented nothing of a hazard
ous nature.
For the wife and four young
children of Captain John Berwin.
who lost his life in a brave and
successful endeavor to save Mrs.
B. D. Barlow at the West hotel fire.
Total collections to date from all
sources, $2,415.
escapes are pro-
Dn \i
vided on these buildings, but, owing
0 LffTTO
to the. nature of the construction o? Barlow at the West hotel fire .increases
Sympathy for the widow and four
young children of Captain John Ber
win of the fire department, who lost
constructed,yand as to the necessit or
use of such equipment?"
"I should be remembered, in an
swering this question, that many such
office buildings are so arranged that if
one fire escape is furnished, then there
should be several, in order to give all
tenants like protection. I consider this
question a very important one, and of
vital interest to the tenants and pat
rons of such buildings.
"I is also a matter of great im
portance to those public-spirited busi
ness men who have shown such faith
in the future growth of our city asVto
warrant their, erecting fireproof build
ings, for if they be required to expend
large sums of money to equip such
buildings with fire escapes, then what
shall we require on buildings of an
inferior class and construction, in order
to deal fairly with all?
"As showing that the matter of fire
escapes has received the attention of
this department which its importance
demands, I will only state that there
have been erected on various buildings
in this city nearly three hundred such
fire escapes since I have been at the
head of this department."
Resolved by the city council of the
city of Minneapolis, That we sympa
thize with the stricken and bereaved
family and bear willing testimony to
the fact that he was a brave fireman
and a splendid citizen, a kind husband
and a loving father. And be it further
"Resolved, That the president of the
council appoint a committee of five
aldermen to receiye voluntary contri
butions from the citizens of the city
toward a fund for the maintenance of
his family and the education of his
minor children."
The committee appointed consists of
Aldermen Perry Starkweather, W. E.
Satterlee, W. E. Ehle, M. A. Gerber
and Lars M. Rand. Contributions may
be sent to any of its members.
Alderman F. L. Schoonmaker tried
to induce the waterworks committee,
at a special Meeting today, to award
its contracts by resolution, as sug
gested by Mayor David P. Jones in his
communication to the city council. The
members of the committee, with the
exception of Alderman Clark, declined
positively to make any change in the
tractice of awarding contracts until
courts had ruled that it was illegal.
There was no vote taken, as Mr.
Schoonmaker saw that the request
would not be granted, and withdrew it.
It was decided to sell the old pumps
at the West Side station for old iron,
the deal being closed with the Harris
Machinery company, whose bid of
$3,225 was the highest. Two other
bidders offered only $2,500.
The request of the meter readers for
an increase of $5 a month in their
pay was refused, as the salaries can
not be changed at this time. The
readers were relieved oi the duty of
setting meters, however, and the work
will in the future be done by licensed
plumbers, who will be held to strict
account. A suggestion to reduce the
force" of men at the upper pumping
stations by letting out three men was
laid over until the next meeting.
Contracts were awarded as follows:
For six, eight and twelve-inch water
pipe to J. B. Clow & Co., at $31.15 per
ton for hydrants, to R. D. Wood & Co.,
at $39 each for gates or valves, to
J. B. Clow & Co., at $13.40 for six-inch,
$20.75 for eight-inch, $37.50 for twelve
ineh for special castings, to the North
western Foundry company, at 2% cents
per pound.
All disorders caused bv a bilious
state of the system can be cured by
.using Carter's Little Liver
Purses Opertfor Memorial
sr una for Berwin Family
Citizens Determined that Sum Raised \fot Support of
Widow qn4 Four Young Children Must Be Com-
mensurate with Deep Sympathy They Feel,
Oscar, aged 11 Myrtle, aged 7 Esther and Ethel, (twins) aged 5 years.
& thatL of Mrs. B. D.
with the passing of time and the vari
ous funds started for financial recogni
tion of the brave deed of the fireman
are being steadily enriched by gener
ous citizens. Every fund was sub
stantially increased today and when the
lists are closed aii excellent memorial
will have been raised for presentation
to the brave widpw of Captain Berwin.
Public-spirited men are determined
that a^sum sufficient to keep the family
in^good circumstances and educate the
children left fatherless thru an act of
heroism that will always remain fresh
in jthe minds of Minneapolitans shall
be raised. The lists will remain open
for another week at least, in order that
the memorial may reach a sum com
mensurate with- the deep sympathy and
recognition felt'on "Ml sides.
The city couiwsii'fctat Might added its
sympathy and assistance and adopted
strong resolutions'commending the val
iant 'Work of Captain Berwin.
The following resolution, introduced
by Lars M. Rand, received a unani
mous vote, and already the committee
it provides for receiving a memorial
fund has been appointed and is active.
Whereas, Captain John Berwin of
tho Minneapolis fire department, at
the West hotel fire, Jan. 10, 1906, sac
rificed his life in the discharge of his
duties and While engaged in the heroic
service of saving the life of another,
"Whereas, by his sudden and sad
death the Minneapolis fire department
lost a valuable member and the city a
noble citizen, and his bereft family a
true husband and loving father, and
"Whereas, his family, consisting of
a wife and four mrnor children, have
lost their breadwinner now, there
fore, be it
pain, griping or discomfort attending
their use. Try-' them."
Tho its start was announced only
last night, The Journal's fund
already has received recognition. Con
tributions may be sent to Th Jour
nal by any citizen and will be held,
with Th Journal's contribution
of $50, and presented to Mrs. Berwin
with the other funds.
Recognition of Captain Berwin's sac
rifice is not confined to tho city the
dead man served so magnificently. Al
ready contributions are being received
from out-of-town persons who have
been impressed by his wonderful dar
ing. Today W. A. Freemire, who has
charge of the Chamber of Commerce
fund, the oldest of the several efforts,
received a letter from P. J. Linkwerler
of Ashland, Wis., enclosing $1. Other
contributions have been received from
persons not members of the chamber,
but all will be included in the cham
ber's fund.
At 3 p.m. today the various funds stood as
The Journal.
Previously reported $50.00
Foster & Waldo 25 00
J. B. Hudson & Son 10.00
Dugal Oree 2.00
G. D. Washer 2 00
Journal total $89.00
Chamber of Commerce.
Previously reported i $1,770.00
50.00 25.00
10.00 25 00
20 00
Shevlin-Carpenter Lumber company.
Marfleld-Griffiths company
McHugh-Christinson company
Mrs. Isabelle Welles
P. J. Linkwerler.
North Star Feed & Cereal company.
Janua7-J3, 1906/
ipe Johnson & Co
Barber Milling company
Reliance Elevator company
Hallet & Co
H. J. Moreton
Samuel Morse
P. M. Davies & Co
B. P. St. John, Heron Lake, Minn
F. S. Holbrook
Electric Steel Elevator company.
Miller Elevator company 5.00 t"~" ""io" '"T-j"*l"v2itl
10 00
5.00 500 5.00 6 00
D. A. McDonald & Co 5.00'
G. S. Wilson. 5.00
Chamber of Commerce total $2,251.00
Other Sources.
Sent to Chief Canterbury $50.00
Other sources, total $75 00
Minneapolis Eagles 25.00
Grand total of all funds $2,415.00
G. L. Morrill Will Show Them at
Unique Theater Tomorrow Morning.
G. L. Morrill, at the People's church.
Unique theater, Sundav at 11 a.m., will
exhibit several stereopticon pictures of
the West hotel fire, taken when it was
at its height, as well as those of Cap
tain John Berwin. Pictures of his
home, wife and children, and the
hook and ladder on which he rode to
death, have also especially been made.
Mr. Morrill will take up a special
offering in the nature of a benefit for
the dead man^s family, and th:s, to
gether with the sum obtained from the
memorial service at the Auditorium
Sunday night, will be turned over to
the widow. A brief description will
accompany each slidi, and Mr. Morrill
will delineate the different heroic acts
accomplished by Captain Berwin his
life as a fireman..
J. W. Kerr, proprietor of the dry
goods and department store at Nicollet
avenue and Seventh street, died last
night at his home, 1900 Hennepin ave
nue, aged i7 years. He had been ill
for a long time and last July under
went an operation in the hope of re
gaining his health. Since then he had
been able to attend to his business du
ties only at intervals and a month ago
his health became so bad that he was
obliged to give up business altogether.
Mr. Kerr came to Minneapolis twentv
years ago from the north of Ireland
and had been in business in the present
location for five years. Prior to his
location on Nicollet avenue he carried
on a large business in South Minne
Mr. Kerr is survived bv his wife. The
funeral will take place at 2 p.m., Mon
day, from the residence. I
Salvation Army Will Pursue Sunday
Visitors to St. Paul.
BrigadieT J. W. Cousins has decided
to "carry the war into Africa." He
announced today that since so many cit
izens of Minneapolis go to St. Paul
every Sunday to seek liquid inspiration
he will follow them up. The campaign
will begin tomorrow night when the
brigadier with a few picked officers and
the provincial band will reinforce the
St. Paul corps, which has been hard
pressed by the influx of out-of-town
Defective Pag*
Minneapolitans Didn't Believe the Pro
duction Was aa Great as Was Adver
tised and Waited to See What Friends
ReportedPrices Will Never Again
Be So Cheap.
"Never again, if I have anything to
say about it, will a Belasco production
be offered on the bargain counter to the
public." so said John S. Hogarty, man
ager of "The Darling of the Gods"
company, at the West hotel thiB morn
Mr. Hogarty is not particularly
pleased with the way his great produc
tion has been received in Minneapolis
night, he said,
about the kind of a
have started with. The attendance has
been on the increase all weak, and I
bdrevrirwe^TouTl^emar re'rea
week we would pack the Auditorium
every night. But of course that is im
possible. The trouble is the people did
not believe we had the great show we
advertised. They didn't believe the
newspapers. They waited until friends
went and reported the show was some
thing great. Then they began to come.
"I my opinion selling seats at $1
each was a mistake here. .It was never
done before and it will never be done
again. Our representative visited the
Auditorium, saw its great seating ca-
acity 1,500 people on one floor, and
we could draw 2,500 peo
ple there a night, consented to the sell
ing of seats at $1. But it was a mis
take. 'The Darling of the Gods' ap
peals only to that class which can apprei
ciate the highest dramatic art. And
this class is plenty able to pay $2 a seat
when occasion presentbse something worth
Th ?"J*
us in playing in Minneapolis. We "have
hardly more than covered expenses.
Why, the cost of getting our company
here is almost as great as a full week's
expense of most attractions that play
"Will any other Belasco attraction*
come to Minneapolis? That I cannot
say. I have not heard from New York
yet on what we are doing in Minneapo
lis. I think I can say, however, that
Belasco companies will never be seen
again in Minneapolis at such low
Mr. Hogarty, who was a guest at the
West at the time of the fire, has been
receiving telegrams of congratulation
from all over the country, some rather
facetious in their wording.
"roMrSiilStSn^n^lAi,* *rtno*
Congratulations your fortunate,
escape God is good toon the Irish, wired
Tunis F. Dean from Washington, D. C.
"Immense were you going to bed, or
getting up?" telegraphed John Mcln
ery, of the Los Angeles Examiner.
Others who wired congratulations were
"Bob" Hilliard from New York, Frank
Dallam, night editor of the Philadelphia
Ledger and Andrew Mack, the actor,
who was playing in Winona at the time
of sending his message.
After seventeen years in the imple-*
ment business, Ernest F. Smith is to re
tire from the Smith & Zimmer company
10.00 and will hereafter devote all his time
to his lumber interests. For the past
years he had operatedIndies a linanof
yards in Minnesota the Dakotas.
Mr. and Mrs.t Smith accompanieid""""
South America, to be gone four or five
It Quiets
the Cough
Mr. andr Mrs. Gilber WalkeriT will soon 'ViT'''"'i,
Leading Good Roads Enthusiast of the
State Will Take Charge of Adminis
tering the New LawWork This
Year Will Be Educational and Pre
paratory to Road Making.
The state highway commission organ
ized yesterday by electing Gustavo
Scholle of St. Paul president, and by
choosing George W. Cooley of Minne
apolis state engineer and secretary of
the commission.
Mr. Cooley is a good roads enthusiast,7tnewt
which is shown by his leavintgA a $2,500
position as county surveyor of Henne
pin, to take the $i,800 state post. He is
We played to a $1,200 house last President the state good roads asso-
IJ^iA "and that is just
fc, \Y.^A county associations, and has done ef-
housarwwfl should fecti
misfiionar 'WOrk for the cause
in other states. He has been
next! l*^*!0^}.nidlocate
ing engineer on the Northern Pacifie
and Great Northern, and has superin
tended the construction of over 100
miles of gravel and macadam road in
Hennepin county.
There were several other candidates
for the position. Charles A. Forbes,
county surveyor of Dakota county
George P. Coleman, city engineer of
Winona John B. Irvine and David O.
Davies of St. Paul and Dean Hinman
of Fergus Falls. The applications were
taken up in open meeting, and G. A.
Will of Minneapolis made a talk in the
interests of Mr. Cooley. The choice
lay between Mr. Cooley and Mr. Forbes,
and after the election Mr. Forbes, who
was present, congratulated the commis
sion securing the services Mr.
The commission has no funds for road
building this year, and has only a
",000 appropriation for salaries and ex-
pe'nseson Nothin but educationaf and
statistical work will be attempted dur
ing the year, but this will be taken up
vigorously. Mr. Cooley will resign as
county surveyor Monday, and will open
an office in the state capitol. He will
send out inquiries to every county, to
be answered by the auditor, asking for
a statement of the exact situation, the
number of miles of wagon road, the
number of miles of improved road sur
faced, material used in surfacing, na
tive material in the county suitable for
the purpose, miles of tiled ditches,
amount of road and bridge taxes cole
lected, and the cost of road administrahtm
tion. From this information Mr. Cool
ey will start a permanennt record for
use of the commission, which next year
will begin to administer the funds de-
(From his Boston address, Aw. 5,1902.)
"Hen in Massachusetts you have what regard as, oa the whole, excellent corpora-
tion laws. I think that most of our difficulties would be In a fair way of solution If we
bad the power to put on the national statute books, and did pot on them, laws for the
na(jon Hke those you hare ben, on the subject of corporations la Massachusetts.
The Massachusetts insurance laws are a part of the general
corporation laws to which President Roosevelt refers. The in-
surance laws are conceded to be superior to those of any other
state, and the developments in the New York investigation
have emphasized the wisdom and the superiority of these laws,
so that insurers now see the advantage of placing their insur
ance in a Massachusetts company more than ever before.
WORCESTER, MASS., is 61 years old and offers unsurpassed
advantages and guarantees to intelligent insurers. Full infor
mation given by any of the Company's agents.
C. W. VA N TUYL, General Agent, 15-21 Loan & Trust Building.
Augustus Warren, Geo. A. Afnsworth, F.sW. Woodward, R. 8. Thomson, Solon
Royal, O. D. Davis, Ezra Farnsworth, Jr.
"The lives of all your loving complices lean upon your health**nd health
does not last. If you need insurance, take it now.
should know fhat Reeves' Iron Pills art tho host health
giving Tonic to tho body, brain, blood and nerves over
dlscovorod. In short,thoyarotho hostthing Intho world
for a wornout, rundown system, from whatovor cause.
The commission is bymonths.otwla hold regular meetingsrequired every two
A spirited contest for the appoint
ment to the office of county surveyor,
made vacant by the resignation of
George B. Cooley, has developed be
tween W. E. Stoopes and Frank Hay
cock. Mr. Stoopes is chief deputy
surveyor and has been connected with
the office for several years.
Mr. Haycock .was formerly ia the
surveyor's office, but iB now county
drainage engineer. Both have an
nounced their candidacy for the office
and both have their friends who are
urging their especial qualifications and
claims. Mr. Haycock is especially
strong with, the country constituents
and that, together with his influence in
the city, seems to give him a shade tho
best of the race. The handicap, how
ever, if indeed there be any, "is not
enough to destroy the interest.
This is one reason why Ayer's Cherry
Pectoral is so valuable in consumption.
It stops the wear and tear of useless
coughing. But it does moreit con
trols the inflammation, quiets the fever,
soothes, heals. Ask your doctor about it.
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