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Builders Pay Big Price for New
York LotBuilding to
Be "Exclusive."
New York, May
to have a new-skyscraper which will
enjoy the distinction of occupying the
most valuable plot of ground in the
world. This is located at the southeast
comer of Broadway and Wall street, op
posite Trinity church. It will be put up
by a St. Louis company at" a cost of
$300,000, and will be ready for occu
pancy about Jan. 1, 1907.
The new skyscraper will be one of the
most remarkable buildings ever con
structed. Altho it will rise to a height
%)f 220 feet, the foundations will be
only 30 by 39 feet. This is the tallest
building ever put up on so. small a
base, and architects have had to give
particular attention to utilizing every
inch of this space and to bracing the
Btructure against wind.
The interior of the-new biulding will
be of steel and bronze finish, but there
will be *no, attempt at ornamentation.
Instead of embellishment, the architects
have been bent upon making the struc
ture absolutely fireproof. Tenants co'uld
not be secured for such a building,
which is scarcely more than/ a huge
flue, unless the danger from fire was
eliminated. This has been done by
speeifying that the steel frame shall be
thoroly protected by hollow tile. Every
beam, girder and column is to be sur
rounded by this unburnable material.
Hollow tile is also to be used for all
floors and partitions. This is the type
of construction that so successful^
withstood both fire and earthquake in
the recent disaster at San Francisco."
One Office on Each Floor.
Among other features will be the
three high-power elevators so enclosed
that" passengers will not disturb the
privacy of offices as they go up and
down. Each floor -will contain but one
office, into which the elevators will
open directly.
The price paid for the 1,170 square
feet that comprise the site of the new
skyscraper was $700,000. This figures
out at about $600 per square foot, of
$4.15 per square inch. In other -words,
this means a value per acre of $26,-
Early in the eighteenth century this
piece of property was sold for $515.
Jy 1780 it had advanced to $5,000. The
Norman E. Mack, democratic national
committeeman for New York, is said to
put butter on his pie,
Pure Spring Water
and Ice
Big Live Stock Amphitheater Is Now
at State Fair
This building Is to have larger capacity and Is of more substantial construction than any other on the state fair grounds.
The steel supported roof, the skeleton of which is here shown, will' cover-a great arena surrounded by conveniently ar-
ranged banks of seats. The great structure will be dedicated on the first day of the fair next fall,'James J. Hill mak-
ing the principal address.
New York Inventor Says Wirejess
Instrument Pilfers Conversa-^
tion from Wires.
next time it chaneed hands was in 1827, still biisy disclosing neighborhood gos-
when it brought $18,275. Since then it P all sorts of messages that-were
has remained in the same family until
bought by the "No. 1 Wall Street Con
struction" on behalf of St. Louis cap
Gallons' CM Per
Daily pXo I O Month
There Is Life in the Blood.
Blood Is 80 Per Cent Water.
Good Water Makes Good Blood.
Ihe Glenwood-
Inglewood Co.
313 Hennepin Avenue.
Either Phone 222.
If yon can read the signs of
the tlmps you will buy Mar
*on stock at my price. This
stock will soon be controlled
by capitalists at a fabulous
price, like Western Union,
Field'* Atlantic Cable and
Bell Telephone. If you are
"shrewd investor get in on
it' now.Mt,A block of Marconi
stock will mule you ind?!g'pdent O. S. DE&-
fiTOES, 436 ndicott Builuir St. Saul*
Cottage Lake, Mass., May 12.
Charles E. Alden of New York, who
has been pursuing experiments rhere
since last fall in wireless telephoning,
has, he says, solved the problem of
wireless telephoning, and the result is
so simple that it is likely to create a
sensation in the*business world as well
as in scientific circles.
Mr. Alden, while studying the prob
lem, constructed an instrument so small
that it can be carried in a vest, pocket,
which, attached to a wireless battery,
such as is used by the Marconi system,
at once begins catching conversations
carried along ordinary telephone wires,
the distance depending only upon the
energy behind the telephones .that arc
sending the messages^
It wal one stormy night ft few weeks
ago, when Mr. Alden had perfected his
little receiver and set it .up, in, his stu
dio here on Martha's "Vineyard island',
-that he sat smoking bis -after-dinner
pipe and wondering where he had.bet
ter set up his sending apparatus, that
he was startled by the sound of a voice
in the room, of which he was, the ronly
occupant. Outside the storm howled
along the coast and beat the waves
against the rocks of the island
Hello! Hello! Is- that -Mr, 3mith
Yes? Come over this evening if you
''All right. Goodby."'[?,
Began to Buzz.
Mr. Alden- sat bolt upright. Then he
got up and went to the door. There
was no one there. The. little 'instru
ment on the table began to buzz again,
and then came another voice, a different
one this time, asking the price of eggs
and ordering the groceryman to send
up some potatoes the first thing in the
Like a flash Mr. Alden realized- the
situation. His little instrument' was*
not waiting for his sending instrument
to be. set up, but was pilfering mes
sages from the New England Telephone
company's wirerwhich ran along a road
three miles away. Wild -with delight*
Mr. Alden' rushed across lots and got
some of his friends to come in and/ wit
ness the success of his discovery. When
they arrived the little apparatus was
buzzing over the wires of the island.
To a reporter who called upon him
Mr. Alden told the story of his discov
ery and how the voices of the. night
came to him unsolicited, like the talk of
I was sitting in my room one night
when it dawned upon me that with the
wireless telegraph comparatively simple
the wireless telephone must be equally
simple. I jotted down on paper my
ideas as they came to me, and the next
morning went to work upon my ma
chine. I was merely experimenting, not
having the remotest idea that I was
anywhere near success. Suddenly, when
I did. not dream I had perfected the
machine, I received the messages from
neighboring ordinary telephones, as I
have told you. The revelation took me
off my feet."
Like Wireless System.
The basis of the system is like that of
the wireless telegraph. But a small in
vention, the details of which he does
not make public, completes it. This is
calleu the "new detector." It is this
machine, attached "to the wireless bat
teries, which is responsible for the re
N wire, was attached,to, the receiv
ing instrument, the latter simply being
placed on a table in a room. At pres
ent Mr. Alden is working on the send
ing parts o$ the apparatus.
The possibilities are almost limitless.
With this new invention one may yet
be able to carry around in his pocket a
private telephone, with which he can
call up his house and talk with his fam
ily wherever he may be. Persons sitting
in the grandstand at the race track may
telephone to their friends in the city the
I results of the races undetected.
Messages sent by telephones keyed to
ordinary tension may be received by
anyone within miles, who has-a pocket
telephone. And the perfection of the
attuning apparatus by wliich individual
telephones are keyed to any fraction of
a "note" or cteppree of tension, may
make it possible to have comparative
secrecy as receivers will take the mes
sage only when attuned to perfect ac
cord. And the-wireless telegraph ex
periments have shown that there can in
time be thousands of these fractions of
Dyspepsia, Bad Liver, Strain and Over
work Chief Causes.
J- New York Press.
"There*are more than fifty kinds of
headaches,'' said a physician, and suf
ferers from tho more" common forms
may cure themselves by locating the
cause and' treating themselves accord
ingly. The more frequent forms are a
dull pain across the forehead, due to
dyspepsia a pain in the back of the
head, due to the liver a bursting pain
in both temples, due to malnutrition
an ache on the .top of the head, as
tho a weight pressed on the skull, due
to overwork an ache between the
Editorial Section. THE MINNfiAJOtIS
Alleged Murderess Marries Sec
6nd Mate While Accused of
Killing First One.
Long Prairie, .Minn., May 12.rMrs.
Emma Ackerman of. Bertha has been
arrested on the charge-of murdering
her. husband a year -ago.:
County Atte^ev L. M. DaVfs thinks
he" has a strong case against the
woman, tho" at the. time o the hus
band's sudden- deatfn, a coroner's jury
returned a verdict of death from heart
On Friday Fred Klasges of B,ertha,
neighbor or the Ackermans, came, to
Long Prairie, procured a license and
was married to the woman, in the
woman's ward of the county jaiL
Increase in Population Delight, -ty the
French Capital..
Hew. York Herald Spwiial Cable Service. Oopy-
._. .rttfit,. 190fi^by.tl. New York Heraldi
Paris, May 12.Paris takes a' pride1
in its population, as Chicago, does. It
is now rejoicing in new figures, 2,731v'
72&, Showing an increase of 71,169 in
five years. Some, sections have gained
and others have lost. Among the latter
are the fourth, sixth and. seventh, their
decrease-being -enough -to cause eachrto"
lose a deputy in the chamber.
The strange result is thus obtained,
that, tho Paris shows an increase of
ove'r 70,000, on account* of the fashibn
in which the-population is tfestributed,
it will only have thirty-seven deputies,
instead of .forty. Tho falling -oft in
certain ar.ron'dissements *is explained by
the ^novement toward the suburbs.
Ifou Can
by Mail
Man frwaHWaine Would:
'?i\ tW'f i ii- Tit v a
Cruisers on Hardwood Lands.
We expect them to go cheaply.
We Want Ybu
to Know
all about them-also
our plan and date
:^of sale.
maud Turkey's Ships in
1 -it$ TiBie of War.
Constantinople, lilay 12.If .^trouble
Ucally had occurred between..Turkey and
England, as ft consequence of/the dis
pute over the *Tabah territory the
Turkish navy would in all' probability
bo commanded 'by fch ^American'Ad
miral Eamsford Bucknam.
This officer is a native of Bucksport,
M$.. and for many years sailed between
San Francisco ad the oriental ports.
Later he, became" the trial captain for
the warBhips built bf the Cramps. He
commanded the vessels sent tyy the
Champs to Turkey and was then offered
a billet in the Turkish naVy, which he
accepted, He became naval adviser to
the sultan and is in high favor with the
ruler of the Ottoman. .envnTe, who at
once took a great fancy to the Yankee
Two yearB ago Captain Bucknam, as
was then his rank, made the Turkish
fleet weigh anchor for the first" time in
twelve years (arfdjsail for Mityleue. He
arrived there on,. July 4 and made the
entire fleet celebrate, the' American na
tional Independence day. He organ
ized Rajneq, and: competitions on snore
and made the Turks sit up. with some
good' old Fourth of July orations.
Instead of being reprimanded for
this prank, he was complimented by the
sultan, who was."delighted to find a man
who acted as. he really felt, which is a
rare" happening at the Turkish apurt.
Admiral Bucknam has under his com
mand twenty-three fine-ships, and since
nis control o&thtf administration, began
they have been kept in flfst-el^ss con
dition. They.arev all cruisers-*nd would
be able tO give.a. good accojuit of them
selves. Admiral Bucknam, who has
been on a visit 'to. England, has gust re
turned to Consjjantinojde,
hawinseriousnbeeg:the. hastily recalled because of
ness of the situation.^
Man Who- Will
ship Sails for.
Frapce. I
sK Nbrth Pole in Air
Hour and Half in
New York Herald Special XJable Service,
right, J906, byvthe New.York Jterala.
Paris, May 12,^-Walter Weilman and
Major Hersey maSe^a balloon ascent on
Wednesday.fr/im, St. Cloud.- -They were
accompaniedagdiPilgt.edJlKjFrank S.
Iahm a weKl^Ra^n,, aeronaut, wlio has
had much exp^fe^ce..^ Crying W Meet
ing with hdavy -Jrain. the voyageVwas
fchfrrt. The^a^wland^'fct Billancoiirt.
.The trip lasted"afchour and a,half, the
'distance being,, only three miles.. -Mh
Weilman. said Kel.ha .learned, kfievt*
jpoints on the- treachery of winds which
may be of use" to^hun in his trip to.the.
north pole., "V
St. Lc&lS/RepuDlic., ?'*'v
V'My son," s^aja^nie streetmother* at
the\end of a' ttm&l lecture,**! waiit you
to be excee&tarfjfeearefol ftSrouf'your con-
duct?^. &8Ve, uSler yans**6irumstances(
do any&hlBS w^h^ouj.w^ould'be ashamed
to ,have rthe rW.n$ wo$.u Jsee you, floing."
The small poy turned' a handspring
with ,a whoop a. d#light.
"Whaf-'in thev
woric is tntf matter wfth
y?^ .A^f^y^^^w^^i-^
.roother^ j. 5*twf
^as (|i kS^fster- VI' "jes so
*^ad tnatJ-you don't "spec? ane^ tottaXe no
baths ne'ver any more!"
t-v-V* v'
X.-i. -By Ruby JDananbium.-.'.
HE Minneapolis Society of .Fine
^Arts was the recipient" the" past
week of a beautiful canvas,
"Washed Out Bottom Land," by
Charles Bosen. This subtle landscape
was presented to the society by- Mrs.
Mary Linton Bookwalter as a memorial
to her father, the late Samuel Smith
Linton who died in 1896.
In the selection of this memorial Mrs.
Bookwalter has made a beginning
which the members of the art Society
hope will be followed by the presenta
tion of similar gifts from Minneapolis
lovers of art. Samuel Smith Linton
wa one f the charter members of the
Minneapolis Chamber of Commerce and
a valued and highly respected citizen.
He was also a veteran of the Civil war.
In buying "Washed Out Bottom
Land." Mrs. Bookwalter made her se
lection to accord with ideas so often
expressed by her father. He antici
pated on his retirement from the busi
ness world, devoting his time to the
betterment'of the city. He believed
that a good gallery was the most
wholesome, helpful institution a city
could own and was" anxious to assist in
the development of such an institution
in Minneapolis. He wished to be help
ful to the ambitious young art student
Charles Rosen is recognized as one
Of the most promising young artists In
the United States. He is 33 years'old
and received Jiis entire art education
in this country. He was a pupil in
the Chase school "and studied with sev
eral New York artists from time to
time.v His canvases are admitted to
the exhibitions of the National and.
Academy Of American Artists, as well
as other great exhibitions, without be
ing passed on by the jury. Added to
the attractiveness of the canvas, Mrs.
Bookwalter thought the progress and
attainments of so young a man might
be the sonrce of inspiration for the
Wef have purchased' at a good
bargain 13,000 acres, not in one
body, but in separate sections
heavily timbered farming lands
hear railr6ad,$cho6ls arid churches.
These" lands are
Actually worth $15 to $20
^/'UT an acre ..^.rv
But as we did not pay that much
for them, and we are going to sell
them in Minneapolis this, month
AtAuction to HighestBidderfdr JustWhat TheyWillBring onEasyTerms
Sunday, May 13.
503 Bank pf Commerce, Minneapolis, Minn.
A New Painting by Charles Rosen
Monday and Tuesday at,....
A N 5T0VE Co
students of -the Minneapolis school, be-1 and this results in making a little falls
sides paving the work of the latest just in frotft of Mr. Rosen's door. Tbe a
school to study. The picture is un--
like any canvas iar the gallery" both in
composition 'and treatment, and at-1
tracted much attention- in the exhibi
tion at the Pennsylvania Academy
recently.- The three pictures which
Mr. Rosen exhibited at this exhibition
were all sold in one week as well as the
one exhibited in the American Academy
exhibition in New York which closed
last week,
""Washed Out Bottom Land" is sub
dued in tone with an especially dis
tinctive atmosphere. The scene is
near Mr. Rosen's home on the Dela
ware and was painted ont of doors in
the earjy spring. A cloudy sky and
dull' blue hills show between the dark
branches of the trees in the distance.
Water from the spring freshet has set
tled into a hollow in the fallow meadow
and frozen. The refined simplicity pt
this canvas is charming and the brush
work most interesting. The countty
around -Mr. Rosen's home, New Hope
on the Delaware, is familiar to all
Americans on account of its historical
associations it was here that Washing
ton made his famous crossing.
New Hope is the Mecca of a number
of well-known artists. It is there that
Mr. Lathrop has his summer school at
the historical PhillipB Mill house. A
scene from this' tieijjn'borliood, by Mr.
Lathrop, "Clouds and Hills," is
owned by the Minneapolis Society of
Fine Arts. Mr. Snell, the president of
the American Water Color club, Charles
Curran, Mr. Schofield, Clara Weaver
Parrish and Charlotte B. Coomans
gather here in summer and Mr. Red
field has a summer home nearby at
The old canal from Philadelphia runs
straight thru the colony,* passing the
home of Dr. Marshall, who made it
possible for this artist colony to settle
there. Dr. Marshall has dammed it to
make a lake in front of his dwelling
only way to get across.to the neighbor^
is crossing the pool on stepping-stones*
Mr. Lathrop has a gasolene latracli ns*
and takes his pupils and.*fellow crafts- "'jM
men on sketching parties up the canal l&.
as well as along the Delaware river, a. if-.
piece of property "in thejieighborhood 1"^
,was on sale recently and*a prospective 1
buyer, thinking of remodeling an' -old
stonebam on the places was told by^Mr. _, 4&
"If you change t^hat barn you wilHbe
taking the bread out, my 'children _,
mouths .1 have sold twelve pictures
which included that roof in some part ---JT|
of each composition." .-v^J
"If. that is the situation I shall.not l*0t
disturb the old rooft but have the iew "vi
roof put inside of the old one the V-J
prospective, buyer said. "V*!
"Ye s, ajud then the country people
will think that you are .even crazier
than they think we are," he replied./ 'J'\
So we are fortunate in having- a can
vas ^n' Minneapolis from this famous *2J*
spot, which bids fair to go down fn
history as an American Barbazou
colony. -v.*.
Engineers from the West.
A majority of the engineers engaged
on the Panama canal were taken from
the middle west. The president of an
eastern technical school recently called
the attention of his students to this 1
choice of westerners. H told them
that it was because the westerners are
not so much concerned about their
health-and other matters of personal,**
convenience. We of the west have JB
something to keep up our health and.v^
strengthgolden grain belt 'beer...,&',.*
serve it daily with our meals, and, are --y
always in good trim.
Do not suffer from sick headache a 4
moment longer. I is not necessary. 'T
Carter's Little Liver- Pills will cure.
you. Dose, one little pill. Small price. -j
Small dose. Small pilL ~t
"Brand's" Famous
Gas Range
We have also about 12 16-inch
Oven Gas Ranges that sold for
$16 to $20. We
close these out
Set up, connected and all ready for use.
Fourth Avenue S.
You Can
by Mail
Saw Mill Where Timber Is Made Into Lumber.
We will
favor if vou will call
or write at
Fo Maps Catalog,
Pictures of the Lands,
fall and complete
5 information.,
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