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City News
s'SB^ The Forecast.
__mnesotaSnow tonight and Thurs
day warmer in southeast and colder in
noBthwest portions tonight colder
Thur-sday variable winds.
WisconsinSnow or possibly rain to
night ,and Thursday warmer tonight
cooler in west portion Thursday brisk
to high southerly winds.
Upper MichiganSnow tonight and
Thursday warmer in west portion to
night increasing southeast winds.
IowaProbably snow or ram tonight
and Thursday warmer in east and
colder in northwest portions tonight
colder Thursday high southerly winds,
becoming variable.
North DakotaProbably snow and
colder tonight and Thursday.
South DakotaPartly cloudy and
colder tonight and Thursday, with prob
colder tonight and Thursdav.
MontanaPartly cloudy and colder
tonight and Thursday, with probably
Weather Conditions.
There has been a very rapid change
in the pressure conditions since yester
day morning, the "low" on the north
Pacific coast having moved to Sas
katchewan and North and South Dako
ta, while the "high," which extended
from North Dakota to the gulf coast
yesterday, is now on the south Atlantic
coast. This change has been attended
by considerably higher temperatures
between the Mississippi river and the
Eocky mountains and in Saskatchewan
and Alberta, and by precipitation dur
ing the past twen ty four hours in the
northern tier of states from Washing
ton and Oregon to Massachusetts, with
snow falling this morning at North
field, Buffalo, Minneapolis and St. Paul,
Havre, in Saskatchewan and Alberta,
and raining at Portland. Snow is an
ticipated this vicinity tonight and
Thursday, and as the "low" moves
eastward there will be rising tempera
ture tonight, followed by colder on
T. S. Outram, Section Director.
Weather Now and Then.
Today, maximum 24, minimum 7 de
grees a year ago, maximum 28, mini
mum 4 degrees.
Humane Society Annual.The an
nual meeting of the Minneapolis Hu
mane society will be held in. its offices,
second floor, courthouse, Monday, Jan.
22, at 3 p.m. Keports for the year will
be read and board of directors elected.
Burglar Pleads Guilty.Al Thomp
son pleaded guilty before Judge John
Day Smith today to burglary in the
third degree. Thompson was one of
the pair who robbed Pike's drug store
last fall. He was remanded for sen
A Club Scandal.George McKa y, a
young man well known to the police,
was arraigned in the police court today
charged with stealing an overcoat from
Henry Mosely, proprietor of the Jessa
mine club. McKa y, who recently
served a sentence for disorderly con
duct, will have a preliminary hearing
in police court tomorrow.
Fire Victims Improving.All sur
vivors of the West hotel fire are nearly
well and will sodn be able to leave the
hospitals for their homes. B. W.
Swisky, at the Swedish hospital, is
much better than yesterday, .and his
lungs are healing rapidly. Mrs.
Barlow and Gordon Sapp are improv
ing rapidly at St. Barnabas hospital.
"Ko-Koals Koriscatdon."The "Ko-
Koals" will hold a koriscation'' at
Elks' hall tomorrow evening. The
Ko-Koals are northwestern retail coal
dealers, most of them connected with
fhe present convention of lumbermen
now in the city. The meeting at Elks'
hall will be a social event and a ban
quet will be enjoyed. Tomorrow after
noon the directors of the Northwestern
Retail Coal Dealers' association will
hold a business meeting in their sec
retary's office in the Lumber Ex
Newspaper Men Dine Tonight.This
g&vening the newspaper men of the city
fvill gather about the festive board at
fearge's restaurant, First avenue Sand
fWashington, to do honor to the two
Ihundradth anniversary of the birth of
jBenjamin Franklin. All active and re
-tired newspaper men of he city are
invited to attend. Following the dm
,ner, which will be served at 6 o'clock,
H. Boutelle will give an address on
Tranklin. The day is being generallv
observed by newspaper men thruout
"the country.
The eagerness with which actors and
theater managers of .the city have vol
unteered their services for the Captain
John Berwin benefit entertainment, in
jures a high class production that should
bring heavy receipts. Be v. GL. Mor
irill, who conceived the idea of a bene
%t, has worked zealously, and late today
completed the program. The perform
ance will be given in the Lyceum the
ater, donated by the management, Fri
day, at 2:30 p.m. All the theaters of
the city are represented the program,
which will be as follows:
Overture, Lyceum theater orchestia.
Remarks, G. L. Morrill, chaplain Actors'
Church alliance
Banjo duet, Claudius and Scarlet, Orpheum
Soprano solo "Carmena" (Wilson), Miss Car
rine Childs, "Arizona" companj, Bijou theater.
Highland fling in costume, William Nicol.
Scotch bagpipes by Clan Gordon piper, Donald
Foibes, Auditorium
Baritone solo, "The Talms" (Fauie), John
J)rury, "Arizona" company, Bijou theater
-fa Musical comedians, Fields and Hanson, Unique
^T Coon shouter and buck dancer. Miss Edna Da
iwnport, "Baltimore Beauties" company, Dewey
f* Ihird act from "Prince Otto," Ralph Stuart
-company, Lyceum theater.
Selection, "The County Chairman," Metropol
"ttan theatei
Tickets will be sold for 50 cents to
$any part of the house, and may be ob
tained at the Lyceum from firemen and
',&t Voegeh's, Dillin's and Cirkler's
*3rug stores.
|s It would be advisable to obtain tick
lets in advance from the above places
IMBO as to obviate congestion at the doors.
Magic Articles, Found in Stomach of
Deer or Walrus, Are the Traditional
Cure for Those Bitten by Mad Dog-
Victims of Yesterday Are Doing
Well. Dr. G. M. Church of 309 Ten th street
S has volunteered the use of several
madstones tor those who were bitten
by the mad dog at Third street and
First avenue S yesterday.
The existence of the madstone has
been known for many hundred years.
It is found in the stomachs of deer and
of the walrus, but only occasionally.
I is gray, oblong in shape, and some
times large enough to be cut into two
or three separate stones. Tradition
has it that it is by far the most won
derful healer and preventive of hydro
phobia and other maladies dut to for
eign virus. The stone is a network of
small cells, Running perpendicular
lines, each cell appearinrg tIon be a star
of exquisite tatting.
it for treatment a small scratch is
made as in vaccination and the stone
is bandaged over the wound. The poi
son is supposed to be drawn out into
the cells of the stone. It is the old
belief that a repeated treatment with
a madstone during the first seven or
nine days following the bite of the
dog, will effect a cure and prevent
Victims Doing Well.
All the victims of supposedly mad
dog are doing as niegly as could be ex
pected under the. circumstances. Dr.
U. G. Williams has wired to Dr. Parks
for sufficient virus for the treatment of
the patients by the Pasteur method, and
expects to receive a favorable reply
before the day is over, as the New York
health department is in a position to
supply the virus to outside cities.
Dr. J. Frank Corbett, city bacteriol
ogist, has inoculated several rabbits
with virus from the brain of the dog,
which was shot. greatly deplores
the death of the dog, for if the animal
had been captured alive it would have
been known within three or four days
whether it had rabies or not. Now it
will require eighteen days before it can
be conclusively shown.
"Rabies is an infectious disease,
which is communicated from one ani
mal to another or to human beings with
out regard to weather conditions,"
said Dr. Corbett. "The fact that this
animal was stricken in the dead of win
ter gives lit) assurance that it was not
afficted with rabies, hope that it
was not, but we fear that it was."
The health department is desirous"
that all who were bitten by the dog
should report their names and addresses
to the health department so that a rec
ord may be kept of the progress of the
disease if it proves to be rabies.
Special to The Journal.
Rome, Jan. 17.Important documents
shortly will be issued by the Ho ly See,
in which the line of conduct for French
Catholics is clearly specified for priests
as well as churches and laymen. In
view of the separation of church and
state bill recently passed by the French
parliament, the pope advises that an
attitude of prudence and circumspec
tion be preserved, so as not to involve
the church in useless friction with the
The document states that the Ho ly
See absolutely refuses to be hostile to
the state, and hopes that the authori
ties in France, on their part, will not
be hostile to the church. The docu
ment disapproves of several decisions
taken by some of the French bishops
and exhorts them to bow in obedience
to the superior orders of the Vatican.
New York, Jan. 17.Lewis Nixon',
who has completed the building of ten
torpedo boats at a port on the Black
sea for the Russian government, ar
rived from Europe today. said he
had finished all his contracts with the
Russian government and expected to
make no n'ew ones until conditions are
quieter in Russia. Mr. Nix on said he
was in St. Petersburg for four months
and intends to return there. The revo
lution in that city, he said, did not af
ford as much excitement as a general
election* in New York.
Stillwater Will Make Tect Case of Dis
puted Property.
Special to The Journal.
Stillwater, Minn, Jan 17 The city
council has instructed the city attorney
and finance committee to begrin action of
ejectment against the users of Stillwater
property against whom an injunction was
had recently in connection with street
and other proposed improvements The
city practically owns much of the prop
erty where improvements are contemplat
ed and the action to be brought will be
in. the nature of test cases, on the result
of which will depend 150 other suits
The "Washington County Agricultural
association held its annual meeting last
night and decided to hold the fair about
one week before the state fair The dates
will be announced later The following
officers were elected President, C. E.
Mosher, vicepresident, W Bean, sec
retary L G. Arnson, treasurer, N. L.
We can at all times save you $50 to $150 on a piano.
Here is the reason. We aire the only house in the
Northwest that buys for spot cash ip quantities. This
means big reductions, and you get them. No matter
what other dealers offer pianos for, you will always
find our prices $50 to $150 lower on the same grade
of pianos. Try us and see. Representatives for the
Knabe-Angelus Piano.
36 5th Street South, Corner Nicollet.
A machine for the- manufacture of
-liquid air, the third to be installed in
American colleges, is now a part of the
equipment in the department of physics
at the University of- Minnesota. The
machine is being used for experiments
in radio-activity, and from a student
standpoint is one of the most interest
ing features of the laboratory.
Liquid air can be manufactured in
half an hour with the machine. The
process is the usual one. After being
freed of impurities the air is passed
thru a compressor such as is used on
torpedohoats for firing torpedos. It is
then passed thru potassioum hydroxide
to condense the gases. After liquify
ing and expansion processes are com
pleted the air is passed thru tubes and
Prominent speakers have been ob
tained for the debating mass-meeting
which will be held at the university
Friday morning, and "judging from cam
pus sentiment the affair will resemble
a rousing football meeting so far as
enthusiasm is concerned. Ex-Governor
S. R. Van Sant, Mayor David P. Jones,
President Cyrus Northrop and Professor
Conway McMillan have consented to
address the students. /The glee and
mandolin clubs will furnish the music.
The mass-meeting will be in an en
deavor to# arouse enthusiasni in the
intercollegiate debate which is to be
held with Northwestern university Fri-.
day night. This debate is the most im
portant of the year from a Minnesota
standpoint. If Minnesota is successful
the university will be in line for the
championship of the northwest.
Appeal of Commercial Club that Homes
Opened to Accommodate Those
Turned Away from Crowded Hotels
Answered by HundredsRestaurants
Affected by Hungry Multitude,
I response to the appeal of W. G.
Nye, secretary of the public affairs
con mittee of the Commercial club, for
private rooms to accommodate the many
visitors who are overcrowding the ho
tels, and which appeal was published
only in yesterday's Journal, at least
200 persons listed rooms with the Com
meicial club committee before noon to
day. Some of these rooms were in pri
vate residences, others in family hotels
in the central residence district. Stran
gers who cannot find accommodations in
the downtown hotels, accordingly can
secure pleasant quarters within a short
distance of the business district by
making application to the public affairs
committee of the Commercial club, the
fifth floor of the Andrus building.
Last night the hotels made special
effort to take care of the crowds of
guests who applied for lodging, but at
an e,arly hour in the evening guests
were being turned away from the
West, Nicollet, Vendome, Rogers, Hy
ser and National. Cots were brought
into use at some of the hotels, but in
others the extra rooms and corridors
into which cots are generally crowded
in emergencies are taken up with dis
plays of manufacturers' salesmen at
tending the different conventions now
in session in the city.
A the Brunswick, Hyser and Ven
dome, the managements took pity on
some of the homeless wanderers who,
with money in their pockets, seemed
destined to roam the streets for the
night, and permitted them to occupy
chairs the hotel lobbies.
All the downtown hotels are "now
plastered with flaring advertisements
of roofing, cements and various pat
ented building material, many of the
signs being followed up with tables of
samples in the immediate vicinity that
visitors ay prove by inspection that
each table contains goods a little bet
ter tHan the displays of other manu
The lobbies are crowded with men,
and seem the favorite resort of con
vention delegates when their respect
ive meetings are not in session.
The restaurants are also feeling the
effect of the great crowds in the city,
and are reaping a rich harvest from the
hundreds or guests who are located in
European hotels which have no at
tached cafes.
Hoffman's "High-Grade" Sale.
(Stetson shoes $3.75, $8 opera hats $6.
Duluth, Minn., Jan. 17.A heavy
snowstorm is prevailing at the head of
the lakes today and indications are for
a blizzard. Trains are arriving late
and streetcars are experiencing some
difficulty in keeping to schedule. It is
estimated that three feet of snow has
fallen in the woods, and loggers are
having trouble in their hauling opera
Heavy Fall in Montana.
Special to The Journal.
Missoula, Mont., Jan. 17.There has
been a heavy snowfall in western Mon
tana and Idaho the past few clays, and
there are some deep drifts in the moun
tains. As a result, the Northern Pa
cific is having difficulty in moving fcs
trains over the Coeur d'Alene branch
line, running from Missoula to Wallace,
Idaho. Passengers who have been
over the line assert that in some places
the snow is ten feet deep and level. It
is said that thirty inches of snow fell
on the Montana-Idaho divide Monday.
The company has been compelled to
put its "rotary snow plows to work.
Despite the heavy fall there have been
no accidents and the trains are making
fairly good time.
Milford, Dela., Jan. 17.John Long,
the negro who was arrested for assault
ing Miss Flora Booze, a school teacher,
was removed to the Dover jail today to
prevent any further attempt at lynch
ing. The mob which last night tried
to take Long from the lockup here re
mained about the building until nearly
3 o'clock this morning, but the fact
that Company of the Delaware Na
tional Guard was kept on guard all
night, preyented farther attacks npon
the lockup. After the mob has clis
persed the sheriff
anil tOoV
Wednesday Evening, fHR MINNEAPOLIS JOURNAL. January 17,' 1906.
Prized Token of Signal Bravery,
Thought to Richly Deserved. Will
Be Sought xor Widow of Heroic Fire-
manContributions to Berwin Fund
Continue to Come In.% i
$ -3
For the wife and four young chil
dren of Captain John Berwin, the
fireman who heroically sacrificed
his life in a successful endeavor to
save Mrs. B. Barlow, at the West
hotel fire. The fund will be a token
of recognition irom the city Cap
tain Berwin so faithfully served.
A 3 p.m. today the total contri
butions from all sources amounted
to $3,976.10
Efforts to induce Andrew Carnegie
to issue to the widow of Qaptain John
Berwin*a medal commemorative of he*
husband's heroism will be instituted at
once by Mayor David P. Jones. The
Journal suggested the matter to
Mayor Jones today and no sooner had
the suggestion been uttered than he
was on his feet pledging his every in
fluence to the cause.
The Carnegie plan provides for the
issuance of commemorative medals to
the_ families of those who have given
their lives to others or to those who
have in any way shown marked brav
ery. While not necessarily accompanied
by a cash contribution, they are highlv
prized as tokens of the heroism of the
loved one.
*'Without doubt Captain Berwin 's
act deserves the rich honor of a place
on the Carnegie roll of honor and the
handsome medal that has been provided
by the philanthropist for acts of signal
bravery," said Mayor Jones. I will
not delay, and I am confident that we
shall be able to obtain this deserved
reward for Mrs. Berwin. I commend
The Journal for the suggestion
and am more than pleased to devote
my services to such a worthy effort."
The Carnegie medal has come to be
the highest mark of heroism. Already
many have been awarded medals, and
pecuniary aid that .accompanies^ where
it is needed. 'Strict investigation of
all cases insures that none but the de
serving shajl enjjQyf the honor, and it
is believed the ptoofs of Captain Ber
win's deed will WMX a medal that Mrs.
Berwin will, always^ cherish.
Additions to the various fundS ..con-
tinue to pour in today, and no doubt
remains that the memorial will reach
respectable proportions. Two contrib
utors urged that $10,000 be set as the
mark, one introducing the matter as
"Uindly place the'inclosed check for
$25 to the credit of the Captain Ber
win fund. Heroes are scarcetheir
families should be taken care of. May
your citizens realize their duty and
bring the fund up to $10,000 at least.'/
The writer was a Chicago man, and his
generosity sets a good place for the
residents of the city Captain Berwin
served so nobly.
The facsimile of a boy's letter which
contained 52 cents accompanies this ar
ticle. It shows the depth of the grati
tude the city feels for Captain Berwin's
signal heroism and the wide extent of
the sympathy for the wife and four
young children whom the fund is de
signed to support as they would have
been supported by their dead provider.
The Journal today received tel
egraphic orders from a prominent Min
neapolis man who iS touring the# west,
to place a contribution of $200 in the
Berwin fund for him. The item ap
pears in the figures below.
At 3 p.m. today the various funds
stood as follows:
The Journal.
Preyiouely reported
Palace Clothing House.
H. Pettingill
Little Falls (Minn) fire department
Daily Tidende
George V. Getty
L. A. N
Crawford Sunshine branch (East Side)..
Ladles' Benevolent society of First Con
gregational church
Legg & Co
Pat Cunningham
$900 10
200 00
25 00
25 00
23 00
10 00
10 00
14 00
5 00
5 00
Journal total $1,226.10
Chamber of Commerce.
PreTionslv reported $2,570 00
Klein & Pauntz 10 00
Louis Sorenson, Sheldon, N. 5 00
Slide Grain company 5 00
Chamber of Commerce, total $2,590.00
City Council Committee.
Previously reported $70 00
Other Sources.
Previously reported $80.00
Young America (Minn fire depart
ment to Chief Canterbury 5 00
Other sources, total $90 00
Grpnd total, all funds $3,976 10
Big Plants Install Anti-Smoke Devices
Others to Follow.
More than fifty large buildings and in
dustrial plants in the city are now being
supplied with various devices for the
abatement of the smoke nuisance Among
these may be mentioned the St. Louis^will approach the'point
railroad shops, the Minneapolis General
Electric company, the International Stock
Food company, one of the breweries, the
Edison. Deering and Cream of Wheat
buildinsg and the Nicollet hotel. If satis
factory results are obtained, the owners
of other buildings stand ready to follow
Smoke Inspector J. W. Allen would like
to see the downdraft attachment for fur
naces more generally installed, but the
owners shy at the proposition on account
of the expense" not only for the attach
ment, but for the extra consumption of
Boston, Jan. YJ.-fyfS^e estate of Massa
chusetts and the city of Boston united to
day in celebrating the 200th anniversary
of the birth of Benjamin Franklin. Pub
lic exercise* were held in Symphony hall
in the presence of a large company The
program included the, sinking of histori
cal and patriotic selections by a chohin
Long in a of pupils from the Boston public schools
X2-t7 iail_. oni jtxiAromiaa
Secretary of the Young People's Mi-
3. sionary Movement.
i* CfOftfMt^- J/ jff't
Charles V. Vickrey, secretary of the
.Young People's Missionary movement,
a representative from the Methodist
Episcopal board, will have charge of
the opening stereopticon lecture of the
Young People's Missionary institute at
Westminster church Jan. 31.
Paying High Price for Street Light-
ing for Two Years the City Has Vir-
tually Bought the Patterson Company
an Entire Supply of Lampheads, Says
the Executive.
I discussing the recent decision of
the district court anent the council's
method of awarding contracts and the
effect of the decision with reference to
th contract with the Patterson Street
Lighting company for incandescent
lighting in this city Mayor David P.
Jones today expressed the opinion that
the offer or the Patterson company was
unfair to the city.
"In the two years in which the Pat
terson company' has had the incandes
cent lighting contract in this city,'
said Mayor Jones, "the city has paid
for all the lampheads, and this is easily
susceptible of proof, yet the company
has not seen fit to give the city any
substantial benefit in the third year's
contract in return for its generosity.
"While not desiring to anticipate
what I shall have to say when the Pat
terson contract comes before me in a
regular way. it is proper to say that I
do not consider the Patterson bid one
that should be accepted.
I Other Cities.
"After a careful investigation of the
subject of incandescent lighting in Chi
cago and Cleveland I find that lamp
heads of the same or as good a design
as those in this city can be secured in
Chicago for $6.50 each or less, and in
Cleveland at a much lower figure. If a
square lamphead is used instead of the
cylindrical or boulevard kind used here
the priee can be reduced still more.
The Patterson company purposes to
charge the city $12.25 a year for each
light a year after the city has virtually
presented the company with a full sup
ply of lampheads. I can come to only
one conviction, and that is that the
public money is foolishly spent under
such an arrangement.
Eegardmg the matter of governors
on the incandescent device, of which
so much has been said in the debate, I
have ascertained from competent au
thority that the use of the governors is
of no practical economic benefit to Min
neapolis, as it does not save gas under
our contract.. They equalize the pres
sure anl this manner save the wreck-
contractors for reasons of economy on
that account. Governors are not used in
many cities, because they are of no real
economic value.
The Company's Failure.
"Of more importance to the public
'a this nyiiter is the failure of the Pat
terson company to comply with the
Specifications calling for proposals for
the sale of the lampheads to the city
at the-close of the contract period. Min
neapolis, thru the council, snould make
use of the present opportunity to secure
incandescent lampheads for all the gas
lights in the city. The city must own
them in* order to save from $20,000 to
$30,000 a year in' street lighting. It
is a practical, safe and sane way to ap
proach municipal ownership in the mat
ter of street lighting and is one of the
steps the council might well take in
this movement.
"We must face this problem in four
years, whfn the franchise of the Minne
apolis Gas Light company expires. Tax
payers and the Utizens generally must
be prepared for the emergency and the
present situation offers an excellent
opportunity to take the first step.
Must Be Looked Into.
"If the Patterson contract comes to
mc again I wid be able to express
Great Host of Exhibitors and Members
Attend First Session of Second An-
nual Convention of Northwestern
AssociationPrejudices Against Im-
portant Industry Steadily Being Re-
That the cement product has made
immense strides in importance in the
past year, and that Minneapolis needs
a convention hall of proportions suit
able for such a gathering, is demon
strated by the second annual meeting
of the Northwestern Cement Products
association, which convened today
age of mantles and are attached by the I tion by permitting tourists ta"register
Bloomington, 111, Jan. 17 The busi
ness district of the village of Hayworth,
twelve miles south of here on the Illinois
Central, was almost wiped out last night.
The total loss is estimated at $50,000.
New York, Jap. 17.Very Rev. "Victor
Day, vicar general of the diocese of Hel
ena, Mont., was a passenger on the
steamer Kfoonland, which arrived tod$y
the old Vivi an carriage repository at
Eighth street and Hennepin avenue.
Five hundred exnibitors have
already registered, a number that was
not reached during the entire 1905
meeting. The number promises to be
The convention rooms are filled with
all sorts of machinery, and the cement
manufacturers are making a good
show of materials. The exhibit is thus
divided into cement materials and ce
ment products.
Two interesting exhibits are present
ed by C. W. Stevens of Harvey, 111.,
the pioneer in the poured, or cast, block
manufacture and by H. S. Palmer of
Washington D. the originator of
the moulded block.
While very close attention is being
paid by the members of the association'
and visitors to the exhibits, from all
parts of the union, a like amount of in
terest is being shown in the lectures
slated for the three-day program.
A 2 p.m. Mayor David P. Jones de
livered the address of welcome. Lee
Stover of Watertown, S. D., followed
with^n address, which told ''How Con
ventions Can Help Us.
was fol
lowed by Arthur N. Pierson' of New
York city, who talked of Some of Our
Troubles and How They Came About."
Tonight at 8 p.m. President O. U. Mir
acle of Minneapolis will deliver his ad
dress. will be followed by Henry
Longcope of Philadelphia, who will
illustrate, with stereopticon views the
subject of the uses atod abuses of con
Thursday morning will be taken up
with a discussion of" The Bational In
terpretation of Cement Tests, by J. E.
Moore of Chicago, and of the general
question of sidewalks.
The present officers of he associa
tion: President, O. U. Miracle secre
tary, G. A. Hughes assistant secretary,
D. Strech treasurer, J. M. Hazen.
William Seafert or Chicago, publisher
of the Cement and Engineering News,
says that much improvement is shown
at this convention in cement bricks,
cement blocks, and in the appliances
for cement products. The ma
chinery has been simplified and at the
same time there has been a reduction
in cost. Machinery for heavy work is
being improved also.
Mr. Seafert reports that the adverse
political influence of bricklayers and
manufacturers is being overcome. This
has hampered the more general 'use of
the cement products in cities with
building restrictions, but the govern
ment is using concrete block in all its
insular possessions.
One of the most interesting repre
sentatives present is J. D. Wood, with
H. S. Stevens of Washington, C.
has just returned from Panama,
where he was in the employ of he gov
ernment, establishing a $10,000 cement
block plant, with capacity of 1,000
blocks a day, in Ancon, the Panama
Cement block exterior has been de
termined on by the government as feas
ible for all its new Panama works, and
is now being employed, in the main, in
the four-story hotel and administration
building which the government is erect
ing at Ancon. This building will cost
between $200,000 and $300,000 and will
house, the government employees who
aTe now scattered about the city of
Mr. Wood spent five months in the
government work, and says that in six
months Panama will be a comfortable
place for transients. Owing to the fric
tion between the government and the
Panamaians over the commissary it is
doubtful whether the government will
do anything to increase this dissatisfac- oU
$10.00 gray squirrel
throws, 40 inches long..
views ii.pie fully, but the unsatisfactory
condition of f.ffairs today leads me to
believe that the whole question must
be carefully oked into. I have no
personal interest in any competing bid
ders, but I dow't want the city to at
tach itself year after yeai to a proposi
tion which is so costly to the taxpayers.
The longer the Patterson company is
permitted to retain the lighting con
tract in this city, the more firmly it
will be established here and the city
if it has not
already" done sowhere competition in
the matter of bidding on the street light
ing will be stifled.
"'Personally I take no gratification
over the decision of the district court.
Had the court ruled otherwise I would
have cheerfully accepted the dictum,
as it would have relieved me personally
of a great load of responsibility in rela
tion to the expenditure of vast sums of
public money.
i Di-
at the government hotel, however.
$19.50 Beaver Storm A A A
Collars, extra fine... VVlUU
$10.00 black marten,
single Boas
$35.00 fur lined Coats.... $17.50
$55.00 fur lined Coats $29.50
$85.00 fur lined Coats $45.00
TO DIG. J*S\ 1
While the armory board expects to
be as prudent as possible in expending
its funds for the completion of the new
armory, it is likely that it will have
a considerable shortage, and in that
event- the surety company on the bond,?
of the William Porten company will
be required to make good the additional
expense. It is the intention of the
armory commissioners to make th
building as substantial aa possible and
to do so, much of the work done by
the contractor must be taken out and
A a meeting of the board todav at
the office of Mayor D. P. Jones, the
situation was discussed at some length
and it was decided not to undertake
any new work for the present. The
work of inclosing the building will be
prosecuted as rapidly as possible. The
action of Lieutenant-Colonel T.
Corriston in selecting three practical
builders as foremen on the different
classes of work was approved, and
these men will spare no pains to have
the building inclosed within the short
est time.
When this task has been disposed of
the board will look around for a new
superintendent to supervise the work.
The armory will have the best quality
of work done and will secure a man in
which it can place implicit reliance.
Twin City Plants Unable to Handle
Work, Which I Barely Started, and
Must Out Before March 1State
Printer Goes to Meet Milwaukee
A. iZ. Dare, state expert printer, has
left for Milwaukee to arrange for the
printing of he revised statutes. The
situation is a serious one. The Pioneer
Press company of St. Paul seems un
able to fill the contract and furnish
copies of the code before March 1,
when it takes effect.
Owing to the peculiar form in which
the code is to be set, it is claimed that
only one other printing establishment
in the twin cities can set it, and that
company, is as badly tied up by the
strike as the Pioneer Press. There is
no strike in Milwaukee but when copv
was sent there the union printers were
called out because the work was being
done for a struck shop.
The only way out seems to be for the
state to assume charge and get the code
printed. The company holding the con
tract will be held to it, and will be
liable on its $5,000 bond for any extra
cost incurred, but the main thing is
to get the code printed. There are 200
pages or more of the text set, and
the index, but about 1,200 pages are
to be done. The time set for. deliverv
of the copies to the state is Feb. 25,
so they will be in the hands of attor
neys March 1. If Mr. Dare succeeds
in arranging with the Milwaukee people
it is believed that the work can be
done within the time. If not, the state
will face the danger of working in the
dark after March 1, under laws of
which no one knows the text. A extra
session of the legislature would be re
quired to remedy this situation.
608 Nicollet Avenue.
Our Great Reduction Sale
of Furs
The crowds of people who have bought of us 'looked around"
and eompared our prices. It's all we ask. You make no mis-
take when you come here. Opr prices are the lowest.
Every Far Garment kept in repair for two years free of charge.
Special to The Journal.
Milwaukee, Jan. 17.Fourteen mem
bers of the iocal branch of the Inter
national Typographical Union, em
ployed by a local printing establish
ment, quit work today because, it is
alleged, the firm is doing work for the
state of Minnesota without a contract.
The printing firm received a telegram
signed by Attorney General E T.
Young and State Printer A. N Dare,
saying: "Go on with work on code
account state of Minnesota." Notwith
standing the telegram, William A. Ar
nold, president of the Milwaukee
branch of the union, ordered the men
$97.50 $37.50
$175 Hudson Bay
otter coats
$65 river mink
blouse coats
Genuine Mink Pieces Reduced to Half Price
$25.00 Mink pieces $12.50 I $50.00 Sable piecesi $26.00
$35.00 Mink pieces 817 5 0 $25.00 Minsk muff $12.50
$50.00 Mink pieces $25.00 I $
$65 Near Seal
Beaver coats at
All Fur-Lined Coats Reduced
$175.00 Sable set $75.(
$75.00 Mink set $35.t
$50.00 Mink set $25.00
We have been asked why we don't ask a higher
price when we secure "snaps" In "Cash Diamonds."
It's very simpleIt's one of the fundamental fdundatlons
to which the success of this business Is dueIt's many,
many years old. To sell a customer a diamond at a
price which he or she knows Is less than an equal diamond
can be bought for elsewherebecomes a lasting memory,
IndelibleIt begets confidence, a continuous patronage,
great satisfaction. These '/2-carat, beatitlTuL white, perfectly
cut Diamonds are extraordinary Diamonds at $45a "Snap in
Cash Diamonds"see themyou .will agreedo not let this
remarkable opportunity In '/2-carat Diamonds pass for lack of
Investigationdo It now.
Jewelers. Society Stetfoners. 5 19 Nicollet Ave.

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