Newspaper Page Text
tf City News THE WEATHER The Forecast. MinnesotaGenerally fair tonight, warmer in west portion tonight] fresh Southerly winds. Upper MichiganProbably light now tonight and Sunday rising tem perature fresh southerly winds. Wiscorain-r-Generally fair tonight ad Sunday preceded oy snow flurries to east portion tonight, wanner in east portion fresh southerly winds. IowaGenerally fair tonight and 8unday warmer in east central portion tonight. North and South DakotaFair to ftight and Sunday wanner tonight. IktontanaFair tonight and Sunday Moderate temperature. Weather Conditions. The "low'* over the extreme north JPaciflo coast yesterday morning now overlies Saskatchewan this, with con siderably higher pressure along the At lantic coast, in the southern states and Bocky mountains, has caused rising tem peratures in the Mississippi valley and thence eastward, except on the sovth Atlantic coast, in the Canadian prov-( inces and Montana, with this morning's temperatures considerably above zero in all regions, except northern New England and western Minnesota. The ffect of the "high" over the middle Bocky mountains yesterday morning, and low" extending from South gwerththt"otemperatures akota New Mexico, has been to from 8 degrees to 18 degrees in southern and eastern North Dakota. South Dakota, Colorado and New Mexico. Clear weather is re ported along the middle and south At lantic and gulf coasts this morning. Snow has fallen during the past twenty four hours at points on Lake Superior in southeastern Minnesota, western Iowa and Missouri. No precipitation is expected in this vicinity tonight or Sunday from the Saskatchewan '"low," and little change in temperature. T. S. Outram, Section Director. Weather Now and Then. Today, maximum 28, minimum 28 de grees a year ago, maximum 28, mini mum 11 degrees. AROUND THE TOWN Back from the Gulf.Jacob A. Lederer, agent of the Grand Trunk Dis- ?rip ateh, returned today after a vacation to Havana and Porto Bioo. Speaks at Tabernacle.Dr. Earl Fries, chairman of the Y. M. C. A. of Stockholm, Sweden, will address the young people at the Swedish Taber nacle Sunday afternoon at 4 o'clock. Sues for $1,000 Gets $5.A verdict f $5 for the plaintiff was returned yes terday by the jury in the case of Harry Gaber against Etaul Zimmerman. Mr. Gaber sued for $1,000, alleging that the defendant had assaulted nim without cause. Prohibition Convention Called.J. D. Engle, chairman of the Hennepin county prohibition committee, has called a county convention for Tuesday, Feb. 20, at Richmond halls, 225 Fifth street The convention will convene at 10 a.m. and continue thru the day. Freight Depot Bobbed.Burglars en tered the Milwaukee freight depot last night and stole 3,500 erood cigars that had been shipped to different firms in Minneapolis. The locks on the doors were not disturbed and the police think that the work was done by someone a miliar with the place. The cigars were valued at about $200. Programs Are Elaborate.An especi ally handsome souvenir program will be distributed at the Lyceum theater next Tuesday and Wednesday evenings on the occasion of the benefit performances for the Royal League hospital fund Local business firms have talsen liberal space in support of the order and its institution which is doing a great work. Students Have Special Train.About eventy-flve Minnesota students will oc cupy the special train to Nashville for the fifth quadrennial world's movement, tion of the student volunteer movement, Feb. 28 to March 4. For the third time the music will be under direction of the Association quartet, whose members were formerly all Minnesota men. C. M. Keeler and E. W. Peck of Minne apolis are two members, and will have charge of the delegation from the state. Pain and Disease.The interesting subject of "The Problems of Pain and Disease" will be the theme of Dr. J. 6. Montgomery's subject Sunday morn ing at Fowler Methodist churoh. Li the evening he will deliver a patriotic lecture on Washington, the First American.'' The church will be draped with the American flag and the music will be patriotic. Miss Frances Vincent will sing the Star Spangled Banner." Special cars will be waiting at 9:20. Smuggler Arraigned.Nathan Bearn stem, the Canadian smuggler who was arrested here a week ago today and pleaded guilty at his examination be fore United States Commissioner H. S. [Abbott, was taken before Judge Wil iliam Lochren of the United btates dis trict court by United States Marshal W. H. Grimshaw today. Assistant United States Attorney J. M. Dickey moved that an order removing him to Fargo, there to await the sitting of the United States district court, be issued. Puritan Patriots.Dr. L. T. Guild closes his series of lectures on "Puri tan Patriots" Sunday evening at Wes ley church with George Washington and the American Eevolution.'' In this address he makes plain some usually neglected and surprising facts about the origin and conduct of the revolution and emphasizes the value of the Puri tan element in public affairs. Special cars at the close. Dr. Guild addresses the Writers' league next Tuesday even ing upon the same subject, by special invitation. DRINKS WOOD ALCOHOL ^^^fcjJWj Drunk St. Louis Park Laborer While Makes Fatal Mistake. In a drunken stupor Sam Kerr, a la borer at St. Louis Park, last night drank the contents of a bottle of wood alcohol and was found dead today. Kerr had been on a protracted spree for aweek and it is supposed that his drinking of the deadly poison was ac cidental. Kerr is a widower and had been working in the W. S. Knox shops at St. Louis Park. ^JfcrtttrHay Evenings A BIG BUILDING FOB A BIG FIRM PLANS PEBFEOTED TOR HUBTY- SIMMONS HARDWABS OO. The Building Will Stand in a District Already Strong in Jobbing Houses and Will Cost 9200,000The Real Es tate Investment of the Firm Is $46,- 000. Th Hurty-Simmons Hardware conv Eany has closed 'a deal thru Chase & chanfeld by which it obtains two lots at Second avenue N and Fourth street for "its" new wholesale building. This the money to take a course in a busi will back up to the John O. Johnson ness college, oompaey building, which A. Bovey is to eject at Second avenue S and Fifth street. The Hurty-Simmons company has throly canvassed the wholesale dis trict real estate market and has selected what is considered one of the best loca tions in Minneapolis for the purpose. Chase So Schanfeld have been working on the negotiations since last summer, and have placed the big iobbing house in a half block in which they have han dled four-fifths of the property within thelast six months. The real estate investment of the firm amounts to $46,000 and it is un derstood that from $175,000 to $200,000 will be expended in a suitable'structure in which to carry on the increasing wholesale business of the house. Hurtv la now in Chioago consulting with W. D. Simmons of St. Louis, the president, in regard to details. Chase & Schanfeld have sold to the Hurty-Simmons Hardware company lots 6 and 7, block 84, Minneapolis, with 132 feet frontage on Fourth street and 162 on Second avenue N. The corner lot sold for $80,000 and the inside lot for $15,000. By an arrangement to* al low two feet extra for the alley in the rear, and by provision for an eighteen foot permanent driveway at the north side of the lots, the site will be sur rounded entirely by streets and alleys. The corner lot was bought thru F. B. Sprague from Robert Wetherell of Chester, Pa., and the inside lot from the Western Realty company of Penn sylvania. Chase & Schanfeld had already sold the adjoining lot to W. Y. Dennis and in consideration of the fact Mr. Dennis allowed nine feet from his property for an alley, as the Hurty-Simmons com pany will do. The same firm also nego tiated the sale of the corner of Third avenue S and Fourth street to the Plumbing & Steamfitting Supplies com pany. SMALLPOX IN HOTEL STARTS MANY GASES After worrying for more than a month over the source of the smallpox contagion in this city. Health Com missioner P. H. Hall finally has been rewarded by obtaining the information he desires. The discovery was made thru Anton Ferguson, 509 Tenth avenue 8, who developed a case of smallpox and was removed to the quarantine hospital last night. Thru him it was discovered that the original source of the seven cases which nave bothered the healt hdepart m*nt for several weeks came from one of the large hotels in the city. The patient in this case, a young wo man, was treated by a physician, but was not quarantined and the case was not reported to the health department. This physician will have some explan ations to make in due course of time. Other cases may develop, but that a serious epidemic was not started is almost a miracle, as hundreds of peo ple were exposed. CLERGYMAN CHARGED WITH EMBEZZLEMENT NEOUQLOGIO CHRISTOPHER HELLIOKSON died suddenly yesterday from heart failure at his residence, 908 Fourteenth avenue S. He was 79 years old and had ten children. The interment will take place at Maple, Minn., where he resided pre vious to moving to Minneapolis, four years ago. $10 Sends a Piano Hom MERTON L. TRACY, died at, the city hospital Thursday. The funeral took place yesterday at 2 p.m. from Amor's undertaking rooms, 505 Second avenue S, under the auspices of the Bartenders' union. MRS. MARY S. ANDERSON, died Feb. 16 at the family residence, 2913 Stevens avenue, after an illness of three months. Funeral from St. Paul's Lutheran church, Tuesday, Feb. 20. EDWARD DICKENSFuneral Mon day at 2:30 p.m. from residence 1713 Sixth avenue N under auspices of Nozth Star lodge No. 6, I. O. O. F. In terment at Lakewood. LBEOY CATLIN, the 5-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. C. W. Catlm, died yes terday afternoon at the family resi dence, 517 Irving' avenue N, of ptomaine poisoning. And you can pay the balance $5, $6,$7,$8 or $10 a rhonth. A grand line of pianos to select from, Hardman, Mehlin, Krakauer, McPhail, Behning, Sterling, "Crown," Lagonda, Huntington and other good makes. Representatives for the Knabe-Angelus Piano. FOSTE & WALDO SIOTJX FALLS, S. D.The United States au thorities In this city hare been advised that the case against John Colombo of Gregory county, who was ^charged with running stock off an In dian reserratlon, has been dismissed as the re sult of the defendant's preliminary hearing be fore a United States commissioner. The evidence against'him prored Insufficient. 3 6 FIF TH ST. S. Cor. Nicollet Ave. WOMAN IS ROBBED OP SAYINGS IN ELEYATOR Miss Lottie Koop, 1418 Vine place, was robbed of $125 in an elevator in the Metropolitan Life building Thurs day by an unusually clever thief. She had just drawn the money from the ^Security bank and went to one of the upper floors on business. On her way down the elevator was crowded, and as she was unaccustomed to riding in an elevator she started when the elevator began to descend. At that moment she felt a tug at her purse, but paid no attention to it. The purse was attached to her wrist with a heavy leather strap and she thought it secure. As she stepped from the elevator she looked down and the strap still hung to her wrist, but the purse was gone. She looked about for some one who was in the elevator with her, but all had disappeared, and she had to appeal to the police. The loss is keenly felt by Miss Koop, who lives in a small town and had saved GARS TO USE HENNEFIN THIRD INTEBUBBAN ELECTRIC LINE MAY BE EXPRESS SERV ICE BETWEEN TWO CITIES. By the middle of April a new street car line will probably be operating on Hennepin avenue from the center of the city to Lake street. In routing the proposed third interurban line via Mar shall avenue, St. Paul, and Lake street, Minneapolis, it is probable that the street railway company will bring it into the center of the city by way of Hennepin avenue. Altho it is not yet officially an nounced, $his liue will be the fast thru express service line. The distance from center to center of the two cities is not much greater over the Lake street line than over the old interurban, and the route has the additional advantage of offering direct transfer privileges to practically every city line at the junc tion of those lines and the Lake street line. As has already been announced, the twin city company purposes to tunnel the Selby hill in St. Paul, doing away with delays on the grade and making possible much faster schedules over the line. At present there is considerable delay caused by the cable hoisting serv icenow necessary. Rumors of a special midday rate on the Minnetonka line, to apply during the quiet hours of the day, have been heard, but are not confirmed by the company. I is stated by interested persons who profess to be well in formed, that a 35-cent rate is to be put into effect in the hours intervening between the heaviest morning and eve ning travel. This rate: it is said, would attract people who wish to spend the day at the lakes and would at the same time make business for the line during the quiet hours of the day. COMPLAIN OF COAL RATE MILWAUKEE RATES OBJECTED TO BY CITIZENS OF BUFFALO LAKEMACARONI CASE. Unreasonable and discriminatory rates on coal from Duluth to points on the Hastings & Dakota division of the Milwaukee are charged by business men of Buffalo Lake. They have filed a petition with the railroad and ware house commission, and the officials of the company have been cited to appear at a hearing Feb. 27. The same day the Milwaukee is cited to show why it should charge a higher rate on ,coal from Duluth to Hastings than to Arton. Shipments to Af ton go thru Hastings. A heariLg was held today on the com- ?laintask Conquest, colored, was and locked. utp Eev. W. J. arrested today county jail to await the arrival of Sher iff Samuel 8. Howe of Jefferson county, 111. The arrest was made by Deputy Sheriff George Loth. Mr. Conquest is accused of embez zling the funds of the African Method ist church of Mount Vernon, 111., which was planning to build a new church. As pastor of the congregation the funds came into his hands, and he is charged with having made way with them. The clergyman went first to Chicago, then to East Orange, N. J., where all trace of him was lost. About three weeks ago he appeared in Minneapolis and has been doing some evangelistic work until the arm of the law reached out for him. in the of the macaroni manufacturers, 'hey that macaroni, spaghetti and the like products be given the same classification as other cereals. This would mean a reduction from second to fourth class on small lots, and from fourth to fifth class on car lots. The complain ants appearing were Koceo Martocceo of the Northwestern Macaroni compa ny, Minneapolis, and F. X. Moosbrug ger of the Minnesota Macaroni compa ny, St. Paul. DENIES THE CHARGE Mrs. Hatch Arraigned Charged with Mrs. Robinson's Death, Mrs. Helen Hatch was arraigned be fore Judge John Day Smith toaay and pleaded not guilty to one 'indictment charging her with manslaughter in the first degree and one charging the per formance of a fataj criminal operation upon Mrs. Nellie G. Robinson. Her bail was fixed at $1,500 and her trial set ior Feb. 26. Samuel Brooks, a 20-year-old lad un der indictment for stealing a watch and some money from Joseph Gans, aroused some interest when he told the court that he was unable to hire an attorney for himself. I had a little phoney," said the prisoner, "but I spent my last cent in Spaying for the funeral of my cousin, who* died two days ago." An attorney was appointed by the court. The defendant pleaded not guilty. His bail was fixed at $1,000 and his trial set for'Feb. 27. Other prisoners who were arraigned and pleaded not guilty this morning' were: George Moran, grand larceny in the second degree bail, $150 trial, Feb. 27 Stephen Erickson, grand lar ceny in the second degree bail, $500: trial, March 1 Charles Anderson, grand larceny in the second degree bail, $500 trial, March 1. Electric-Lighted Sleepers. The Minneapolis & St. Louis Railroad has just received from the Pullman shops complete equipment for the "North Star Limited" to Chicago, con sisting of electric-lighted compartment and standard sleeping cars. These cars embodv many improvements and advantages over the older cars and pas sengers desiring superior service should make a trip to Chicago on this fine train. Call on J. G. Rickel, City Ticket Agent, 42*4 Nicollet avenue. Special Settlers' Bates. Minneapolis to Oklahoma City, $14.16 Fort Worth, Tex., $16.35 Gal veston, $20.75 Denver, $17.45 New Or leans, $19. Correspondingly low rates to other points south, southwest and southeast. Tickets on sale via the Minneapolis & St Louis railroad, Feb. 20 and March 6 and 20. Call on J. G. Eickel, City Ticket Aerent, 424 Nicollet avenue, Minneapolis, Minn. $25 to the Pacific Coast Via the Soo Pacific Line. -/The best of service via the ''True Scenic Route'' through the Canadian Rocky Mountains. Tickets on sale every day. For further information and tickets inquire at Ticket Office. 119 Third street S.- Special invitation to the cement block makers of Minneapolis to inspect a waterproof block and system of mak ing same with the medium hollow block machine that makes 1,000 blocks a day. Medium Hollow Block Co., 419 Boston block, _,. THE MINNEAPOLIS JOURNAL TELPfiOraiOR OF CODE SITUATION COMMISSION WARNS HIM OF DB LAY I N PUBLICATION. He Asks for a Written Statement and Is Opposed to Extra SessionPrint ers Walt for Proofs and the Best They Can Do Is to Supply First Copies Feb. 27. Governor Johnson was brought to face the proposition today of an extra session or the legislature. He will not call an extra session unless something happens to make it imperative. It now seems that some copies of the code will be out March 1, and with that prospect the governor will not consider an extra session. The code commission met in the office of the secretary of state and requested the governor to come into a conference. Mark H. Dunnell, the editor, and a rep resentative of the printers, were pres ent. The code commission wanted the governor to understand the situation, that there would be close connections between publication of the code and its taking effect March 1. They did not ask or recommend calling an extra ses sion, but wftnted him to consider the facts and act accordingly. Governor Johnson asked that any such statement be made to him in writ ing, as a matter of record. The code is not ready tor the binders, as the editor has not been able to fur nish revised proofs on the index. He promised today to have the last proof in by next Thursday. The printers say if this is done they will be able to de liver the first installment Feb. 27. They can turn out about 200 copies a day by working day and night. The first copies will be sent to judges of the supreme and district courts, the next to heads of state departments, and then county officers will be suppled. The general public will have to wait for its copies till the officials are taken care of. Judging by past delays it is not thought likely that the first copies will be distributed sooner than March 1. BOPEOIAL CHURCH EVENTS TOMORROW PEOPLE'S CHURCH (Unique Theater).Morning, G. L. Morrill will speak on A Woman In It" a picture drama entitled A Sol dier's Sweetheart," will be pre sented: Victor talking machine and orchestra selections. HENNEPIN AVENUE M. B. CHURCH.Morning, special ad dress to 300 new members of the church by Dr. F. L. Thompson. WESLEY M. E. OHUBCH.Ev ening, lecture on "George Washing ton and the American Revolution,' byAUGUSTANA Dr. L. T. Guild. LUTHER A^N CHURCH.Morning, Dr. Carl Fries of Stockholm, Swedish secretary or the Y. M. C. A. in Sweden, will BP rffiST BAPTIST CHURCH^ Evening, Bey. W. B. Biley will speak on "I the Devil an individ ual or an Illusion?'* P?RK AVENUE CONGREGA TIONAL.Eveningt Bev, Herbert S. Bigelow of Cincinnati will lec ture on "Stealing asia Ftoe AtU FOWLER M. Bf CHURCH Morning, Dr. 3. Montgomery wilf speak on "The^Problems Pain and Disease." SENT UPAg"VAGfl" Four Alleged Lodging House Robbers Get Heavy Sentences. Lewis White, Charles Russel, Guy Engstrom, Bill Murnane and Bert Dav idson were picked up by Detectives Passolt and Johnson last evening on suspicion of having committed a num ber of the recent lodging house rob beries that have puzzled the police. The men were walking along Wash ington avenue S, when they were hauled in by the officers. In police court this morning all were found guilty of va grancy, with the exception of Russel, who \will be tried Monday. All the men have been members of the old GTeener gang and have bad records, two of them having served terms in Stillwater. White was sent to the workhouse for sixty days, Engstrom for ninety days, Murnane for eighty days and Davidson for forty-five days. SUBJECT IS BROAD Theosophical Lecture on Life and Death Is Planned. To those who are interested in the enlightenment of humanity the subject of the address for Sunday evening at the First Unitarian church, "Life and Death from a Theosophical Stand point, will present some helpful truths gathered from the old teachings of the wisdom religion. This address was given by Dr. Ger trude Van Pelt to the students at Point Loma, Cal.. and will be read by Miss Alice Bolting, representative of the Universal Brotherhood and Theosophi cal society, of which Katherme Ting ley is leader and official head. Piano and organ arrangements of se lections from Wagner, Handel and Kritschmar will be given. The public is, invited. WORK FOR NEW SITE Commercial Club Kenresentative Goes to Ba"k Fletcher. Wallace G. Nve, secretary of the pub lic affairs committee of the Commercial club, will leave Tuesdav evening for Washington to work with Congressman Loren Fletcher for an aopropnation for a new postoffice site in Minneapolis. A general building appropriation bill is introduced and a strong bid will be made foi a provision for a w Mmne apolis postoffice. Ma,mi W D. Halo, postmactei, wiU also be" in -uhingtoii *to assist Mr. Fletcher, LONG LAKE YOTES TO'*-"* ORGANIZE YILLAGE In order to forestall the announced intention of the Great Northern rail way to remove the railway station at Long Lake, the voters have incorpor ated the community as an organized village. Several attempts have been made in the past to secure village government for Long Lake, but they were defeated bcause the promoters covered much ter ritory in which the sentiment was op posed to incorporation. The new village takes in only 135 acres, being less than a quarter of a square mile in area. The vote was overwhelmingly in favor of the action, there being only two nega tive votes out of a total ox forty-four. The first election will be held in a few days. It is conceded that David A. Lydiard, father of City Clerk L. A. Lydiard of this city, will be the first president. The community is experi encing a business revival, having re cently acquired a bank and a news paper, and is about to build a canning factory. The incorporation was hastily con ceived and carried out. The report that the Great Northern road was con templating a removal of the depot be cause of the steep grade at the present location alarmed the little community considerably, as it would have destroyed real estate value by transferring the business center to the locality of the new station. The statutes provide that railway companies must maintain sta tions in every incorporated village and Long Lake now feels secure. ACADEMY DEAL OF BOARD APPROVED PURCHASE OF MINNEAPOLIS SITE AUTHORIZED BY LUTHERANS. Opposition In Augustana Swedish Luth eran Conference Defeated After Heated DebatePurchase Indorsed as Wise by Deedsive Vote.Special School Fund lis Divided. After a somewhat heated discussion today in the Minnesota conference of the Augustana Swedish Lutheran synod the action of the board of directors of Minnesota college, at Minneapolis, in purchasing the Minneapolis academy property in Southeast Minneapolis was sustained. Dr. Erik Noreliust of Vasa, Minn., the Bev. O. B. L. Bohman of Berna dote, Min., and others opposed the mo tion on the ground that the body had no authority to contratc debts on be half of the conference. They argued that it would be a bad precedent to assume the indebtedness of the institu tion,t in view ,f, TABERNACLE^ BAPTIST CHURCH.Morning, Judge John Pay smith will speak on Integri ty of Character." FIRST PETITION MAY EXCLUDE ALL OTHERS Governor Johnson has asked the at torney general to decide whether more than one county division petition from the same county may be considered at one time. The secretary of state noti fied the governor today of the two Itasca county petitions on file. The gov ernor holds that under the law only one of these, the first filed, can be consid ered. He insisted on separate notice of the two petitions. A A. Tone of Northome, who filed the second petition, has requested a hearing on the question of its consider ation. It is understood that petitions for two other county division schemes are now being circulated in Itasca. of. February 17, 190& the fact that the con- It was explained in defense of the board that the opportunity tor acquir ing a valuable property on favorable terms should have been accepted as the conference will gain in the end. To build and equip such an institution as the Minneapolis academy would cost much more than the amount involved in the transaction. The delegates, while conceding that the board of directors had exceeded their authority, seemed to be satisfied that a wise course had been assumed, for the report of the board was ap proved by a decisive vote. School Fund Divided. On the question of division of the school fund derived by a 20-cent tax on communicant members it was de cided to appropriate 80 per cent to Gustavus Adolphus college*. St. Peter, and 10 per cent each to Minnesota col lege, Minneapolis, and Northwestern college, Fergus Falls. The collection for educational pur poses in the Chisago, St. Paul, St. Croix and Pacific districts were ordered sent to directors of Minnesota college. The northern Minnesota valley, southern Minnesota valley, Big Stone, Goodhue and southeastern Dakota districts will contribute to Gustavus Adolphus col lege and the Alexandria, Superior, cen tral, Red river, Mississippi, James river and Candada districts will contribute to Northwestern college. The Eevs. Gustaf Bast, Red Wing, Axel Anderson, Minneapolis, and Dr. Olof Sohlberg, St. Paul, were re-elected as directors of Minnesota college. Dr. P. M. Magnusson was re-elected presi detn of the college. He is recognized as one of the foremost educators in the northwets and is expected to make a record at the new college. MICHAUD The HQWsa That Quality Built. I BEST SUPPLIES,FOR FAMILIES Farmers, Boarding Honstf, Hotek aid Stockmei BE8T QUALITY MODERATE PRICE8 CAREFUL PACKING PROMPT SHIPMENT It Is not ao much what you PAT tor an artiole as It la WHAT YOU GET FOR YOUR MONET, that counts. Send 2-oant Stamp for our New Complete Grocery Catalog. Please Mention This Paper. MICHAUD BROS. Groceries at Wholesale to Con sumers. 142-144 East Third Street. ST. PAUL OFFICE DESKS AND CHAIRS. LAWSON PRAISED BY GOV. JOHNSON Speaking before the Men's club of the First Unitarian church last night, Governor Johnson gave his answer to an oft repeated question: "Is Thomas Lawson of 'Frenzied Finance' fame, on the square?" The fnsurancechose -*w- There is no doubt that the Minne- ference had expressly prohibited such sota governor is not only an admirer of action. the Boston financier, but a firm believer in Lawson and his motives. I know of no question more vital than this," said the governor, "and in view of the fact Mr. Lawson's posi tion is much misunderstood, and the persistent efforts to make the people overnor as his main topic, 'The Situation,' but the greater part of his addres was Lawson. believe what I am in position to say is untrue, I know of no subject which will interest you more than to tell you what I know about Mr. Lawson and the insurance situation." Belonged to Ring. Continuing the governor admitted that Mr. Lawson is a self-contessed stock manipulator and a former member of the same ring which he is now and has Deen for months attacking. It is not strange," said he, "that few people felt confident that Lawson was sincere." The governor made much of the fact that the damaging statements and assertions of Mr. Lawson, many of which if impossible of substantiation wduld be sufficient to secure his con viction of criminal libel, have never been refuted and have stood every test alone. The fact that the Boston man makes no attempt to except himself in his statements or to clear himself from the charges he is placing at the doors of his former associates, is taken as another evidence of sincerity by the governor. "Mr. Lawson has never de- nied," said he, "that he was equally blameworthy, and that he should be called to account with the others.'' Remedy Comes Later. "People say: 'Why doesn't he give us the remedy!' I believe he will, and, later on, when he suggests it, I think it will be found a simple one. The mam fact is not his suggestion for a remedy but that he has given the American people the facts from the inside, such as we have never had before. "And that is the reason why, when 1 RAKIN0 POWWR ROYAL Bakin Powder is indispens able to die prepara tion of the finest cake, hot-breads, rolls and rrruifias. No other hiking powde eqoals tttn strength, parity and whksomaos. ROYAL HAS MO SUBSTITUTE ROYAL BAKING POWftER CO- NEW YORK Notice for Bids, The city auditor of the city of Beresford will receive sealed bids for the sale of $4,000 funding and $3,000 improvement 5 per cent, 5-20, bonds, denominations $200, interest semi-annual. Bids closed at 8 o'clock March 5, 1906. Bids must be accompanied by a certi fied check for $100. .H. A. STURGES, City Auditor, Beresford, S. D. SEE OUE LINE BEFORE BUYING. Miller-Davis Printing Co., THE DOWN-TO-DATE BANK AND OFFICE OUTFITTERS. Phones 171. 213-15 NICOLLET AVBKuB. EXECUTIVE BELIEVES BOSTON MAN "ON THE SQUARE." Address Before Men's Club of First Unitarian Ohuxcr Devoted to Praise for and Defense of Author of "Fren zied Finance"Insurance Graft and "The System." MUNZER'S SPECIAL SALE OP FURS I specialise on Furnace Repairing and hare done ao fo 18 years MY WORK IS BIGHT- HOr103-hAve.. RIBERTS $8 00 Round Trip to Chicago via Chi cago Great Western Railway. Tickets on sale Feb. 17th and 18th. Final return limit 10 days. For full ta formation apply to E. H. Heard G. A., Nicollet avenue and Fifth street. Git- La Grippe, contains no quinine cures a cold in one day. At all drug gists'. 25 cents. JAPAN APPRECIATES ASSOCIATION EFFORTS Renewed zeal and insporation for work filled his audience last night at the Y. M. C. A. building as W. Helm, associate national secretary for Japan, talked of the unselfish work of the as sociation secretaries among the soldiers of the Japanese army in Manchuria, and of the personal interest taken in the association by leading government officials and business men of Tokio and other cities The address followed a supped given for association committee members and directors, and men of prominence who had been invited to meet Secretary Helm. It concerned the progress of this arm of Christian work in the non Christian nation of Japan, and included many personal and pathetic incidents, showing the gratitude of soldiers for kindly offices performed. Mr. Helm is a man filled with a zeal of his cause which he transmits to his hearers. He talks under high pressure suggesting many lines of thought to any one wno has kept in touch with the progress of events in the Russo-Japan ese war, and who is at all interested in the questions of practical missions, either as a partizan of the work or as an opponent. Mr. Helm is to deliver an illustrated lecture at the Auditorium Sunday at 3 p.m., under T. M. C. A. auspices. It will take the place of the regular Sun day men's meeting. Mrs. Maud ITlmer Jones will sing, and Kenny's orchestra will play. Makes the lightest most delicious and tasty hot biscuit jg? 7 Western Bot Phone was asked to be one of a number of overnors who would accept the trust represent the policyholders, I tele graphed that I would be glad to be one to help Mr. Lawson in the great work he was leading." The governor further declared that in his opinion Mr. Lawson is not out to make more money at the expense of the fer eople and their confidence in him. Af concluding the main portion of his speech with a glowing tribute to Mr. Lawson personally, the governor men tioned a talk with Mr. Lawson in which Mr. Lawson said: "If Sogers and his crowd had planned it, they could not be better* pleased with the developments of the Armstrong investigations. Just see what was accomplished. They got rid of the McCalls, the McCurdys, the Hydes, Perkins and others and. now they would have the whole control to themselves. These men were not the real power in their companies, they were the mere office boys, doing the bidding of the system, and allowed their petty salaries and petty grafts as hush money from the bigger* men be hind them."