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Vm, THE JOURNAL v*0, VOLUME XXVHINO. 96. JUtJClAN SWIFT, MANAGER. PUBLISHED EVERY DAY. :t~ SUBBO-U-'XIQN &AXE8 BY MADk Daily and Sunday, oue year.. H Daily and Sunday, aix moutlis *W' Dally anu Sunday, oae mouth A ar continued until an explicit order la received for discontinuance and uniU au ar rearage* are paid. PUBLICATION OFFICEMinneapolis, Minn.. Journal twilling. 47-48 Fourth street S. WASHINGTON OFFICEW. W. Jepane. chief of Wathington Bureau. 901-002 Colorado.build ing. Nortve_trrn visitors .o Washington to vited to make uee of reception-row "to" stationery, telephone and telegraph facllitfcfl. Central location. Fourteenth and stteets NW. Copies of The Journal and northwestern news papers on f.le. are YOBK The Cat Out of the Bag. Senator Foraker, in he course of his argument against the rate bill, stated the case fort he bill as it stands better than any friend of he bill has or prob ably will state it Senator Foraker j. said: "Between extortion on the one hand and confiscation on the other, there is n roost cases, considerable latitude .vithiti which an action of the commis sion,'without a special statutory pro jrision for its review by the courts Would be final and conclusive." That is to say th at in many cases the ,ction of the commission in overthrow ing an unfair rate and replacing it by i fair rate would be so manifestly re moved from the realm of confiscation .tat the courts under the Hepburn bill it stands would have no occasion to ^terfere. tOn the other hand, one has butt jrn Senator Foraker's sentence around $ see why the railroads are so anxious pr an amendment providing for court oview in advance of a rate going into meet. I would then read, "Between axfcortion on the one hand and con-to I pation on the other, there is consid liable latitude in which an action of commission with a statutory pro- sio for its review would never be HiJwe final or conclusive." The friends !'of he Hepburn bill in the senate should be greatly obliged to the brilliant sen ator from Ohio: for this elucidation of C*"' the railroad position. I clarifies the issue. I makes it very plain what the S V, railroads expect to gain by the review amendment. No more free seeds! delenda est committee on appropriations. fraction of its value. The Mizner July option opened higher, i|J|| with a tendency to sag toward 10 o'clook. The Law's Belay. The Patrick case certainly fills all the conditions attaching to a "fair trial.'' Th case has been in all the courts of the land and for five years a man under sentence of death and three times on his way. to the electric chair, has been carrying on a vigorous law business from Sing Sing with himself ..for his client and his life for the fee y.-|?is Some time late in the last century, 1& Albert T. Patrick was charged with &%i the murder of William Marsh Rice, an eccentric Texas millionaire. Patrick SiS was convicted largely on the testimony jL of one Jones, who was Bice's servant,- ~"Uf. and who swore that he had been hired by Patrick to snuff out the waning life of the millionaire by means of chloro form. Patrick had -previously induced r_.Rice to make a wiE.-in his favor. Every court in New York has passed upon Patrick's various pleas, and every court has declined to take any stock in them, but Patrick is still alive in venting new pleas. His latest motion for:a new trial is based on affidavits that Jones confessed that he had no told he truth when he accused Patrick. isThe\ state has brought counter testi- moy to show that the people -who are now testifying for Patrick have been jtjiired to do so. fl The case illustrates in an extreme measure what can be accomplished by roney amd taleni toward prolonging /the of a tnan who ha* beenr-convictedftdf' w$t'A'-K-v-**- -r J. S. McLAlN, HDITOB. AQ 60c Ilftt BY OABiUEE OUTBIDS THE XY, PliJjf aud Sunday, one montb Ir,%- CA&BIES IS MINNEAPOLIS AMD fe-j' 8UBUHB8. Daily and Sunday, one month 0 POSTAGE BATES OF SINGLE COMES. Up to 18 pages a^SEi U& to 3tt pages ce Up topapers 64 pagese ^0P' ______ omoiTl 03SSAJ5IS?* World Building. TriDuna Bnllamg, O'MABA & OBMSBEE, BEPBESENTATIVES. X.0ND0NJournal on file at American. Express office. 3 Waterloo place. and4 U. 8. Express office. 89 Strand. PAKISJournal on file at American Exp"* 211 Bue Scribe, and Basle bureau. 5S Rue Cambon. _____ WEDENJournal on file at American I*f ation, Stockholm. NORWAYJounul on file at American Consul ate, Christiania. DENMARKJournal on fll* at American Lega tion, Ciienhagen T. PATTL OFFICE420 Endlcott building. Tel* phone. N. W.. Main 280^ T. 80W. EAST SIDE OFFICECentra) avenue and Sec ond street. Tel. phone Main No. STELEPHONEJournal has a private switchboard for both lines. Call No. 9 on either line and oall for derailment yon wish to speak to. the Poor Business Policy. The Hill ore properties on the Mesaba range are said to be leased to the steel trust on a royalty of 70 cents a ton which is to be increased every two years till it reaches $1, and the Great Northern is in addition, guaranteed 10,000,000 tons of ore a year to haul to the docks. he state of Minnesota gets a flat royalty of 25 cents a ton for all ore mined from school and institution land under fifty-year leases. Much of the ore on state land is just as valuable as the Hill holdings. While a large part of it is low-grade are, the lessees are willing to pay 25 cents a ton," or they would not make the contracts. On the ^vl, high-grade ore the state is losing thou- """'& sands, and eventually millions, by fail ing to demand the royalty that should be pailjl. I is too late to change the terms on contracts already made, but it is not, too late to make a new rule for future leases, and either raise the y.3? royalty outright or provide for com $t"'' petitive bids, with 25 cents as the mini- h' mum N private business interest would* let such va st weal th go for a a capital "crimed If Patrick had. been friendless and poor he would have been in a felon's grave "long ago, He owes his extraordinary lease of life to a per sonal knowledge of law and "io money, but more to a tenacity of purpose which has become the admiration of all who have come in contact with the man. Nearly everybody who has had any thing to do with Patrick except the, lawyers wiho convicted him, have about concluded they would like to see himfacturer win his fight. Whether the Patrick case illustrates a bad or a good tendency in American courts will remain an open question. Secretary Taft would probably say the former. He is for cutting off appealB and giving the trial courts more author ity to finally dispose of cases. On the other hand, the delays in Patrick's case have done no harm if the truth is finally established.- If he is inno cent, the state does not want his life. If he is guilty and is punished, the majesty of the law is only heightened by the fact. that it waited patiently until the accused had had every oppor tunity to show cause why he should not be punished. Professor Wiley's imitation whisky is said to be about three whoops from 40- rod. Lawyers in the Dark. you know the law today! You may think ybu do, and perhaps you do, but there is a strong chance th at you are mightily mistaken. Th revised statutes which became effective at midnight last night are supposed to be a condensation of the statutes of for years, but they are full of new mat ter, and it will be months before the bar of the state can get acquainted with all of the changes made. I will be years before the courts get thru con struing them. Just now, however, the state is full of lawyers who do not even know how the law reads. Copies of tho code turned out so far have gone to judges, state and county officials. I is now he turn of the lawyers, but at the slow rate of publication it will be weeks before all are supplied. N mat ter how badly a lawyer wants to know the law of the state, he must sit and twirl his thumbs till his turn arrives, unless he is lucky enough to borrow a code from some judge or county officer. I is to be hoped that no more serious mistakes lurk in the code, but the first look has not been reassuring. Only two copies had left the printer's hands when it was found that $502,000 in ap propriations for ten state institutions had been left out. Th revisers left them out on purpose, and the legislature .intended to put them back in but no one happened to attend to the matter. So the statehouse was turned topsy turvey, an extra session was threatened, and state officers were in council two days before they devised a makeshift carry the institutions thru the year and avoid the extra session bogie. That omission was big as a barndoor. There probably are others, less patent at first glance, but just as important and less easily corrected. I is a big risk to run, but we have our code, and the lawmakers and other citizens who were code-hungry will be satisfiedas soon as their turn comes to possess a copy. Our legislature will meet again in ten months more, and may be able to repair the greater part of- the damage by passing a few dozen cura ti ve acts and applying a layer of patches to the code. W are on a level today. There are no men learned In the law amongst those present. The Campaign for Free Alcohol. One of the great essentials to the success of a nation in manufacturing is fuel. Th United' States has abund ance of fuel and also an abundance of ignorance in the art of protecting it from monopoly. Th coal fields have been seized and made to. pay tribute to an excessively cheeky and.disgusting combine of the coal-carrying railroads, which have no moral pr legal right to own coal fields at all. The whole pop ulation has joined in a vicious and bar barous assault upon the forests of the country and has done practically noth ing to repair the ravages of the pioneer ing period. Fuel to make steam power with whi ch to turn the wheels of factories has been so far absorbed that it is behind and will remain behind the demand. Th future of the country as a manufacture ing center cannot depend entirely upon them. But there have come into use two other forms of power dynamos which gather electricity and distribute it in the form of power and gas engines. The latter can be run by gasolene or by alcohol. Now gasolene production in this country, by a conspiracy whose history is being gradually revealed, has become the exclusive function of the Standard Oil company.. To legally oust the Standard Oil company from its place would be a work of years, but there is another way to circumvent it and. th at is by the use of alcohol as power. There is but one thing stand ing in the way of this, and that is^he government tax upon alcohol. There is now before congress a bill to remit this upon alcohol to be'used in the arts.j To make it effective, however, it is nec essary to convince the people that the alcohol withdrawn for use in the arts, will not. be drunk. There are scientific ways of making it unfit to drink* which are comparatively inexpensive. Free alcohol could be made for a few cents, a gallon, whereas taxed alcohol costs from $2 to $2.50, according to its puritjr. I would seem as tho the government would not hesitate to release this mag nificent fighting weapon against the Standard Oil monopoly. I addition to its use in power, al cohol has been shown to be essential in a great many industries. The Jour nal has heretofore alluded to the fact that_the United States no longer manu factures percussion caps. W import them from .Canada, because the Cana dians have the sense not to tax. their 'industrial aleohbl and'therefare^seli-ua V^Tht^ylay Evening, THE"MiNNElPOLIS JOURNAL. fulminate of mercury, which is the ejfcr plosive principle of percussion capej, cheaper than we can make, them our-, selves. Another item may be mentioned' here. Transparent soap is' clarified by alcohol. Our people like transparent soap so well that they import 15,000,000 cakes annually from an English firmj which can manufacture it $5 a gross cheaper than American manufacturers can, merely because tfie English manu has free alcohol and* the Ameri can haB not. From Cuba we have learned that al cohol is as good to run gas engines as gasolene. From Germany we are learn-, ing that free alcohol is the cause of the difference between our output of chemi cal dyes and that of Germany, about $27,000,000 a year in favor of Germany.! We are also learning that the Germans use American processes and American devices in their chemical industries which cannot be successfully applied here because alcohol is taxed $1.10 a gallon, while the German industrial al cohol is not taxed. Altogether the case for free alcohol becomes stronger the more it is studied. 'Twas off the blue Canary Isles One glorious summer day, The drydock Dewey sailed the brine.) And burned soft coal away. And as the dense, black smoke arose A horror In the air, The Canary Islanders remarked, "No smoke consumer there." The Gross Earnings1 Tax. With two railroads contesting the payment of the 4 per cent gross earn ings tax, the state of Minnesota has re ceived from each one a larger revenue than last year. Each system is paying 4 per cent on part of its line and the Great Northern has paid $64,666.36 more than it would pay under the straight 3 per cent tax Th Great Western, which is paying only 2 per cent on part of its line, pays 4 on the rest of the system. From all^the rail roads, without counting the two sums in litigation, the state has received $958,- 252.24 more in taxes than it did last year, and $620,671.97 more than it would have received on the 1905 earn in gs at the old rate. A 3 per cent the state would receive only $2,249,287.96. The roads have already paid in $2,869,- 959.93, and the two amounts in contro versy, if they are collected, will swell the revenue for this year to over $3,- 000,000. The long fight paid in the end, but it would have paid better if the end had not been so long deferred. Editor Howe of the Atchison Globe, whose father always made him go to churoh and sit up straight, grew up with a grouch against religion. All thru his editorial career he has had a^ leaning toward paganism ahd free trade. Re cently he started on a tour around the world and has been sending back letters which took an occasional fall out of mis sionaries. In Jafpan and Korea he could not find anything good to say for them, but his^ opinions have been undergoing a change*. The missionaries in India, he admits, are a kindly, helpful body of peo ple who are doing all they can to ameli orate the hard conditions which prevail in that pagan stronghold. The mission aries' and the churches will learn with some satisfaction of the partial conver sion of Mr. Howe. Heathen editors are usually as hard to get at as other heathen. Governor Folk insists that the tariff is the mother of trusts. This is not wholly true, as they have, trusts in Great Britain, but the tariff, like the rathole in Abraham Lincoln's office, "will bear looking into." China is due to have a revolution about every 400 years, and the time is said to be getting ripe. A Chinese revo lution is usually mora atrocious than a race war in Ohio. Missouri has begun the hunt for Rockefeller again. -Three process servers are now out after him. A man must be a pretty big man to dodge the law alltions, the time. Alonzo J. Whiteman certainly has a kick coming on justice. The courts re fuse to believe- him even when he testi fies that he is a scoundrel. If there is- a strike the price of coal will advance unsteadily. If there is no strike It will advance steadily. You take your choice. "i Mayor Dunne says that there is no crime in Chicago to speak of. The "Chi cago newspapers seem to speak of it quite freely. The president presents his compliments to Germany and remarks that our tariff will be the same, and thank you kindly. General Grosvenor need not despair. Keifer came back to congress after he had been forgotten, but not until then. On weather this winter, the goosebone seems to have led1 about two laps. S the government by Senator Aldrich is oppressed by the ter rible fear that the railroad rate law may be defective. THIS DAY IN HISTOID David, patron Natal day of St. saint of Welshmen. ONE YEAR AGO March 1, ^1905Honolulu Mrs. Jane Lothrop Stanford of San Fran Cisco, dies. Monte CarloUnited States Sena tor Edward O. Wolcott dies." MinneapolisAuditorium' forrnally opened. i TWENTY-FIVE YEARS A60 I March 1, 1881Capitol of Mlntfcso ta destroyed by. fire at St. Paul while, the legislature Is In session. fMARCH 1 IN OTHER YEARstJl f-#: m-E United I Injfethe 1780First bank States chartered.. 1837William Dean thor, born. 1845Texas formally annexed. 1864Kllpatrlck's raid at Atlee, Howells, ail- 1867Nebraska^rfadmltted* "tdT the union. Minnesota Politics Legislative Candidates Being Put in the Field by Antl-^elton Combination Nationalities Badly MixedSome Leg islative Gossip. !:-/M^da,^.-..i!, Senator Nelson has not been rushing into print with his viewa on railroad rate legislation. is not "a member of the committee on interstate commerce, but now that the Dolliver-Hepburn bill has been reported by that committee- to the senate, Minnesota's senior senator has declared himself for the bill, and pre dicts its passage.. That ought to put a quietus on the "demands", for a state merit of his position.'^ -"\:"V The anti-Nelson campaign, however^ is well under way, and some of the early birds in the legislative' game are candi dates of the Nelson opposition. The still hunt' policy is being followed, and the men who are trying to break into the legislature and vote against Nelson Will say as little as possible about their in tentions. If pressed, they will probably talk Nelson, but the senator's friends are out to see that every candidate makes a definite pledge over, his own signature. Anyone refusing wttT Jbe counted as not for Nelson. -L Speaking of the governorship situation, a personal letter fijom a prominent re publican at Luverne say's: "Jacobson has some friends here, in fact, I think he would have by far the largest following. Personally I favor Lord. There is no Somerville sentiment here, but it seems to me that he fs the most likely of all the candidates yet mentioned to receive the nomination." One Axel Hanson of Washington, has been arousing considerable merriment by a letter which he sent in duplicate to a number of Minnesota papers. It was an appeal to the Swedes of Minnesota to elect one of their own people to the sen ate instead of Knute Nelson, hut-the two men Hanson suggested ,as good material were Halvor Stee^ierson of Crookston and James A. Peterson of Iftlnneapoils, Hanson Is evidently mixed on the nationality of Minnesota, politiciaiis. Some effort has been made to find out.who the man Is, but he Is not on the payroll of the* govern ment department where he said he was employed. Charles J. Swansort of Fridley, head of the Northwestern. Pireprooflng company, is the object of a movement in Anoka couy and other parts of the forty-fifth district, where many, republicans are trying to get him into the field as a can didate for the senate. Senator Barker is out of it, and Anoka county seems to have the call. Representative George H. Wyman of Anoka is already in the field for senator, and the opposition to him is anxious to bring Mr. Swanson out. If he runs, the race will be confined to the two, probably. If not, Prank White of Elk River may enter again. Frank A. Da is the only one of Gov ernor. Johnson's advisers at the capitol who has favored calling an extra session. He has taken the position assumed by many attorneys that there is too great risk run by making the code effective without a chance for the bar of the state to study its "provisions. The fifty-seventh legislative district is going.to have an interesting1 mixup. 1 C. Spooner of Morris' lias decided to run for the house instead of for the senate. Sen ator John T. SChaJn of Browns Valley will ask for the renoritinatlon, opposed by Ole O. Cariestorp of' Elbow Lake., Messrs. Peterson* of Barrett and Hellickson of Wheaton will also run for the house. This will make'^t: candidates -"for the three places: GraM couiilfy wfllhave Canestorp for the senate and^.Peterson for the house Traverse will have! Schain' for the senate and Hellickson for the house, while Stev ens county will have Bicknell and Spoon er, both candidates for the house. Charles B. Cheney. AMUSEMENTS BIJou-"Cardinal Richelieu." As a further demonstration' of his ability and versatility as an actor, Thom as E Shea presented "Cardinal Rich1 lieu" yesterday afternoon before an au dience which was thoroly appreciative. Called upon for qualities' not displayed in his vother productions, Mr. Shea ably maintained the high standard of his pre vious work. The cunning of the earlier scenes, the warmth and heartiness of his interest in his ward and l5e Mauprat, and the reurday turn, of the cunning and strategy in the closing scenes were all clearly and sharply shown, yet with artistic shading. Mr. Shea's interpretation as well as his representation was. brilliant and intel lectual. Made up with more, care and to better effect than in his other produc his portrayal was most realistic. More than in his other productions, Mr. Shea seemed to stand out from and above his support, able as it was. The closing scene of the. third act, when he defies the court and king, and even the state with the "curse of Rome" was spectacula* and brilliant without being overdrawn or rendered hysterical. Charlotte Burkett as Julie Morte mar was most effective. He perfect poise and comeliness and her able work have nowhere been better shown. Frank G. Darlen' as Joseph showed much. ity. abil- _M Foyer ^Chat. Lew Fields and company have scored a striking success in "It Happened in Nordland" at the Metropolitan, and the attendance has increased steadily since the opening performance. It is small wonder, for the piece contains many of Victor Herbert's most effective compo sitions, and in the stage management and working out of color schemes, Jul ian Mitchell has even surpassed his cap ital work in "The Wizard of Oz." "Rip Van Winkle" -will be given at the Metropolitan by Thomas Jefferson the first half of next we ek on a scale of scenic grandeur that has never before been witnessed in this city. Two car loads of special scenery and mechanical and electric effects are carried for the production, and the storm in the Catskills will be given with a vivid real ity. Mr. Jefferson is also bringing with him one of the strongest casts of play ers ever engaged for this play, among the well-known artists being Frank Bangs, Ethel Fuller and Russell Bassett. Seats for this engagement can be ob tained today. Kyrle Bellew's famous play, "Raffles, the Amateur Cracksman," which comes to the Metropolitan the latter part of next week, is more than an intensely interesting.and highly exciting stage per formance^it is also a fascinating study in ctlminalogy, and furnishes a fine me dium for the investigation of the question, "Is, Crime a Disease?" "Is Crime Con tagious?" and ."Is., Crime Hereditary?" In a dozen ways "Raffles" is something entirely novel in stage presentation. So pronounced a hit has been made by the play "The Lion and, the Mouse," now being produced at Powers' theater, Chi cago, under the management of Daniel Frohman, that during the remainder of this week it- has been decided to give three performances daily, one at 11 a.m., the second at 2:30 p.m., and the third at the regular time fa\ the evening. It is said by the 'management that the demand for seats justifies t^e,extra performance. veom*erence MISS ELIZABETH WARE, Valedictorian, East Side High School. Photo by Miller. MISS TULLIE WILL, Valedictorian, South Side High School. Photo by MiUer. Already the valedictorians and salu tatorians have been elected for the East, the South and the North Side high schools, and Miss Elizabeth Ware of the East high, Miss Tillie Will of the South high and Hyme Losse of the North high will become the proud own ers of the Journal medals, the prize offered to the seniors securing the high est averages and leading in their classes Kyrle. Bellew, that Bellew will play Armand Duvalle to her Camille in Chi cago and in. New York. The Brothers Byrne will bring their fa mous "Eight Bells" to the Bijou Sunday afternoon for a week's engagement, In cluding the regular Wednesday and Sat matinees. The brothers are acro bats of skill and pantomimists of unlim ited resources, while their use of trick scenery and appliances keeps the audi ence wondering and laughing without cessation. The most popular play in weeks is be ing presented at the Lyceum this week. It is a neve romantic drama called "A Courier of Fortune," and was dramatized by Ralph Stuart from Marchmont's cel ebrated novel. "The Peacemaker," a de lightful little, one-act play, written by Mr. Stuart, is also in the bill this week. A ftrst-class vaudeville bill is being presented at the Unique this week, in which Mr. and Mrs. Joe J. Dowling, in their bright little play, "The Sagebrush Widow," are featured.' Another high dais act is that of the Greggs, sensa tional trick and fancy bicycle riders, who perform marvelous feats while rid ing in a steel cage. In "Sweet Kitty Bellalrs" David Bel asco has furnished a comedy that spark les with the wit of the days when George, was king, and which shows the manners of the period in most delightful style. Miss Bertha Galland as "Sweet Kitty," has captivated all those who have seen her work at the Auditorium this week and her future appearances in Minneap olis will be reckoned among the real events of the year. NONE OF YOU FELLOWS A#E SAFE' Chicago, News. "None of you fellows are safe," Con gressman Grosvenor is quoted as saying to some of his colleagues yesterday. "The people are getting too independent with their voting. They just won't line up any more." Doubtless he is right about it. The people, are "getting independent with their' voting." They may not leave the party lines, but they insist on thinking for themselves, on freeing themselves from organization rule and casting out the bosses. j|ylarchgk, 1906, Altho they have never before appeared at the Orpheum theater, the Ford broth ers, who with their two sisters, do a whirlwind hard-shoe dancing act with the Orpheum Road show this week, have been seen by Orpheum audiences in their dancing specialty. They were the "end men" whose likenesses were produced in the moving,picture which was ,tbe feat ure of the "Spook's Minstrels," seen here early this season. The four Fords are "stair-stepped," there being but a year's difference- between any two, andtoday the "oldest is but 25 years old. Julie Ring, sister of tMe ^'"fariious Blanch, will make her first appearance here, at the Orpheum next week in a. sketch. Le Brunin,. "billiardists mod- ern," will also appear for the first time in this city. Thomas B. Shea, the noted character actor, is receiving splendid patronage at the Bijou, and it is safe to say that he has firmly established himself with Min neapolis theatergoers as one of the best exponents of the higher drama. Tonight and Saturday night' "Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde" will be the bill tomorrow night, "Napoleon the Great" will be given, and Saturday matinee "The Bells" will be repeated. EVER-BURNING CAKE Chicago News. Especially annoying to the food adul terators is the consumer's ingratitude in overlooking the fact that by running a wick into his "chocolate cake", and light ing-one end of it he might save on his gas bills. BOUND TO HIT ALL THAT HAPPENS Chicago Journal. General Grosvenor says he said right along that Nick and Alice would be mar ried. Very likely he has talked so much all his life that there are very few things he hasn't said. Sfig, jj-^y ~Rf A -Mme. Sarah Bernhardt said .last'hlght, I Imagination is capable of conceiving- Sftjgr a In. Kansas City .wi$|i HURRIED LEISURE r&m Kansas City Star. Pfbhably -the most hideous thing the THIS YEAR'S HONOR PUPILS IN THE MINNEAPOLIS HIGH SCHOOLS MISS MASXHA WASHBTOir, Salutatorian, East Side High School. Photo by Millar. MISS MARTHA BBIKSMAXD, Salutatorian, South Side High Tied with Miss Swinburne. Photo by Miller. as valedictorians for the June com mencement. A the Central high school there is a heated contest between sev eral of the seniors for the lead in schol arship, and the announcement of the names of the valedictorian and saluta torian cannot be made until the close of the week. Miss Elizabeth Ware heads her class, with' 97.58, and Miss Martha Wash- STATE FUNDS CLIMBING SHORTAGE IN REVENUE FUND CLEARED UP AND TBUST FUNDS HAVE MONEY TO LOAN. The last day of February finds state finances recuperated, from their hard times period. At noon today the over draft in the revenue fund had been re duced to $130,000, and payments due will give it a substantial credit balance.' There were $811,000 in railroad taxes unpaid tt noon, of which $671,000 will be paid without contest The state treasurer has $150,000 in drafts for. in surance taxes to be collected, and $50,- 000 are expected from that source. Drafts for telegraph company taxes and other corporations are to be paid, amounting to $100,000 more. The reve nue fund withdrawals during March will be balanced by the March tax col lections, amounting to $300,000, so by April 1 a balance of nearly $800,000 may be looked for. April 1, 1905, there was only $205,000 in the revenue fund. Jan. 1 the revenue fund was over drawn $419,083.77 and there were war rants outstanding for collections haveall been paid andthe^interest on the'deferred warrants, which amounted to loans, has been paid. I amounted to $24,315.15, TO COOK FOE JACKIES Minneapolis Bakers Enlist in the United States Navy. MISS FKANCES DUTIT, SSHf*i5F J?J}&f ^."SSSLtl worikc onB thperpart ofnsuch^ organizationsbtTseret^ deficit of $2,154,582.8,4. State trust funds have also recovered .j applications for loans then pending. Since that time $559,987 has been loaned, and there are balances of $172,- 000 in cash waiting to care for other applications. Th school fund has loaned $416,187 and has a cash balance of $134,000. The permanent university fund has loaned $53,300 and has a bal ance of $15,000 the state institutions fund has loaned $75,000 and has a bal ance of $8,000, and the swamp-land fund, which has loaned $15,000, has a $15,000 cash balance. The general university fund used for current expenses is in much better shape than last year. There is' a bal ance of $41,589, and all back Accounts paid. A year ago the fund had only $28,823, with some outstanding war rants. Hot biscuit instead of hot shot is what two Minneapolis boys have agreed to hand out for Uncle Sam. Incident ally they will construct such other dain ties as. baked beans, boiled potatoes, roast beef, apple pie and plum duff for the bold sailor men of the United States navy. Claude Sorenson and John Johnson enlisted in the navy today as bakers. They will draw $3 5 a month from the start besides their "keep." A aver age shore baker gets about $65 a month and has numerous opportunities to spend it Sorenson and Johnson fig ured out that while the navy pay did not sound so big as that which they might get in Minneapolis it would amount to more in the end. NEW CREAMERIES Nearly 800 Shown in List of Minnesota Butter Factories. There are now 797 creameries in Min nesota. The list shown in a booklet just issued by the dairy and food da- fy-sevent iartmen indicates an increase of twen establishments since the last annual report was issued. As several have suspended operations, there are, more than twenty-seven new creameries. Stearns county has the largest number, 35$ Wright county has 28 JTreeborn 27 and Eenville 24. 126.00 to the Pacific Coast Via the Soo-Paciflc I-lne. 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. "Git-l*a Grippe Cures the worst cold in __~_..w.-,~w a day, It contains the proper remedies would be a-lifer of leisure in Chicago., **t k-ft~tbe grippe germ. No quinine. 26c'Pioneer Press Bldg., St. Paul, Mian. Salutatorian, North Side High School. Photo by Millar., Th warrants "l" tha **t MISS GERTRUDE SWIKBTTRHE, Salutatorian, South Side High School. Photo by MUler. burn, the salutatorian, has an average of 95.80. Miss Tillie Will has a stand ing of 96.04, and Miss Martha Brins maid and Miss Gertrude Swinburne are tied for the places of salutatorians, both having an average of 94.12. Hyme Losse, the valedictorian of the North Side high school, has an average stand ing of 92.48. and the salutatorian, ^Miss Frances Duffy has an average of 92.42. GET TOGETHER, HE URGES GREAT POSSIBrLITIES SUGGEST- ED TO W. L. HARRIS BY ENTHU- SIASTIC MEETING AT GLENCOE. I hope that the meeting in Glencoe Tuesday evening will prove to be but one of many similar meetings to be held in other cities-thruout the state," said W. Harris today in speaking of the rousing get-together fathering in Mc Leod county. "I believe that such meetings, accompanied py.plwfcy^ th fo8t Th eit 0 get- together doctrine swill RTfnre #f' mmense and lasting value to theTSnsiness and community interests of the state. "There is no reason for useless and senseless sectional feeling between the people of the country and the people of i ies. A I said last night" it is ered by politicians and the selfish, merchants and the country merchants, .business men, and all inter ests generally can be brought together and organized forth common good of the state in no better way than by such gatherings as that in Glencoe. "The commercial clubs of the state have a work presented to them which they should not neglect. Thru active legislativ j^ means. The work of these commercialevicreoca clubs is not wholly local and social. holding many such meetings under sim i from the situation last October, when hrmd n-P intprAst linking tfio solid they lacked $225,000 of taking up, the ^^f^SSaSt^ fatoM J^xAzeB all over the state a com- of the Btate will be formed that will be far-reaching in its good results. "Tho acquainted in a way with the interests of our smaller cities, it was a revelation to me to find wh at real busi ness activity exists in Glencoe. A Glen coe is but a sample of other cities thru out the state-, a get-together movement entered into by the commercial inter ests of the state from the smaller vil lage to the largest city would assure the bringing about of results for advance ment and good that could be accom plished in no other way." DIG INTO MOULDY PAST Old Office Books of Amfcerst Wilder Opened for-Evidence. I Musty and yellowed office books of I Amherst Wilder, covering his bnai ness career from 1873 to his deathl in 1894 were yesterday dug out of *h basement storeroom of the Merchattts' National bank, St. Paul, and the vaults of the office of the Wilder estate. Attorneys for Dr. E Appleby, jiko is appealing from a decision of the pip bate court respecting his interest fn the estate of his deceased wife, a daugh ter of Wilder, insist that the books of Mr. Wilder are better evidence as showing the value of the property than the report of appraisers appointed af ter the father, mother and daughtei i were dead. Th appraisers/ schedul showed the value of the estite to ba 4 $1,897,569.20. Mr. Wilder's la#,t inven tory showed property worth $2,250,- 005.20. ,,._. Dr. Appleby's attorneys believe the I two estates should now be worth be tween $3,000,000 and $4,000,000 instead of $2,500,000. The purpose of the defer-*! ing into the musty records was to show^ that Mrs. Appleby's one-third interest in her father's estate at the time of her marriage to Dr. Appleby should have been more than $750,000. The hearing yesterday was largely devoted to arguments by opposing coun sel .on matters of detail and assumed points, and to testimony of Wat* kins,' formerly confidential man of Mr Wilder and later manager of the estate for the heirs and executors. Th ease will be resumed this afternoon/ v.- \Mf3.i 'H%' Their gentle action and good effect on the system really make them a per fect little pill. They please these wbot, use them. Carter's Little Liver PiU*f m$jr well be termed Perfection." -i.M*i Valuable Information. The rate to New York or Boston vh the Michigan Central is as low as bj any other road. Snlendid train service.) Tourist sleeping car Chicago to Bostoi every day except Friday. Stop oyei allowed At Niagara Fall on through 'tickets. Inquire of Local Ticket Agent or address V. BusselL, N W.kP.