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^BEJOURWAE Jk & VOLT/ME XXVniNO.L Lf OIAN SWIFT, MANAGER. II J. SMlCcIiAIN, EDITOR. PUBLISHED EVERtDAY SUBSCRIPTION SATES BT MAIL. Dally and Sunday, per month 40c Dai)y only, per month 25e Hii^oy only, per month............*.- lfio i 8 OARBTER OUTSIDE THE OITT. DaUy and Sunday, one month SOe BY QA^-pmiR IN MINNEAPOLIS AND SUBURBS. Dally and Sunday, one month Mo POSTAGE BATES OF SINGLE COPIES. Up to 18 pages 1 cent Up to 86 pages cents Up to 64 page* oeata All papers are continued until an explicit order Is recelred (or discontinuance and until all ar rearages are paid. The Water Supply. A woman taxpayer writes to The Journal to inquire who are the in dividuals who are so persistently anx ious for our health as to favor the is sue of filtration bonds and what evi dence is before the public that the fil tration proposed and the coat of the same are right. The people who are chiefly solicitous are the physicians of the city. They have done more to promote the cause of filtration than anybody else. Their warning would seem to be worth con sidering. They tell us that unless we improve our drinking water supply we ara going to pay for it some day in many lives sacrificed to neglect. The evidence before the publio that the fil tration plans proposed and the cost are right is that of experts selected by the city council consisting of the present city engineer, a former city engineer and a non-resident sanitary engineer of national reputation. They were the doctors called in when Minneapolis was sick with an epidemio of typhoid. The danger still threatens. We can take the prescription or not, as we like. As to whether filtered water delivered Shru the present dirty mains will stand the test when drawn out, the flushing of the mams would doubtless cleanse them, altho, as the inquirer admits, they must be dirty from carrying the present sup ply. There is nothing to prevent anyone who wishes from filtering water in his own house as used. The trouble is not many people will do it, and as to the use of an unlimited supply of naturally filtered water, we are not aware that there is an unlimited supply. In Min neapolis it's a case of water, water in the pipes, but not a drop fit to drink. New York complains of a chorus gill famine. They do get pretty hungry about 1_ o'clock. Weeding Out the Fake Mine. While it is still the privilege of the citizen who will invest in mines to throw his money over the transom, it is no longer necessaiy to do it. The American Mining congress has estab lished at Denver a bureau of inquiry thru which information may be ob tained concerning mine prospects. The Anglican Mining congress is a national organization of mining men whose directois are men of national reputation. It is working for a de pal tment of mines and .mining in the national government, and for the enact ment of laws in various states making the concealment or misrepresentation of any material fact regarding a mine prospect for which stock sales are so licited a criminal offense. Meanwhile the bureau is established, and it is claimed it will be impartial and broad in its operations. Its obiect will be not to divert investment from one part of the country to another, nor from one kind of mine to another, but to dis courage the activity of fake promoters and to protect the investor. To that end it pledges itself to give on appli cation its best efforts to inform per sons looking for mining investments. The Thaw case is to be dramatized. Here Is a cast for Nan Patterson. The Pension Roll. The New York Tribune records what it calls the "ebb tide in pensions." The list, despite, an average loss by death of about 50,000 names annually, has remained stationary at a little un der 1,000,000 during the past eight years. Now the business of the pen sion office is beginning to slacken and there is talk of reducing the clerical force by not appointing successors to clerks who die or resign. The great expansion of the pension system dates from 1890, when congress passed the dependent-pension law. The pension roll on June 30, 1890, con tained 537,944 names. Under three years' operation of this law it rose to 066,000, and has now begun to drop off again. Under the dependent law, possibly a million claims were filed, not all of which could be investigated by the department one, two or three years. As a matter of fact, the de partment bureau is just beginning to see the end of the accumulated peti tions. The Ware age order of 1904, which has been adopted by congress, estab lishes a service pension for veterans past the age of 62. It is expected that this order will prevent rapid decline in the pension list, tho so far its effect has been scarcely noticeable. The most noteworthy fact about the pension list today is that it has gotten out of politics. There is no longer Any clamor about the country being eaten ^up by the pensioners. The expenditures in that direction go directly back into the channels of trade. The feeling that was aroused by President Cleveland's attacks upon the pension system some years ago, when he trumpeted about making the *oll a roll of honor,'' has also joined the limbo of forgotten is sues. The fact is that the roll always has been one of honor. The investiga tions of applicants have always been most painstaking, aa is shown by the fact that it has taken more than ten years to sift" the applications received' founder the law of 1896* -Theje probably S^has never been a more highly organized fif or more conscientious bureau of a gov- jjkUrnment than the pension department ^^tfcrn^Wjn#fltBk-aaft has ,acqiK5 ted itself -with remarkable credit. If there is any excuse for dissatis faction, it is not on the part of thpse, v?ho imagined the bureau was going too fast, but with the veterans* wJto knew it was going too slow to put financial help between, them and wajft* Yet the bureau could not go any faster than it has with all the safeguards thrown by the law and its rules about the examination of applicants. The survivors of the civil war who will soon march thru the streets of Minneapolis have the satisfaction of knowing that they at least have out lived the calumny which formerly at tacked the pension roll. The services of their comrades to the country which are being very modestly recognized by the government are more and more largely appreciated by the rising gen eration of Americans. Washlngtonians are trying to make the capital city a great Jobbing center. Something of that kind has been sus pected there for some time. Russell Sage and His Relatives. Unless the late Bussell Sage's will shall prove a pleasant surprise to his numerous relatives, there is likely to be a contest of the will. A lawyer who has been retained i* has already- dis- covered that Mrs. Sage-employed a'man named ReiUy to go about with Mr. Sage .as a bodyguard and that the busi ness 6f this man was to prevent Mr. Sage from talking about changing his will. If Mr. Sage started any suoh foolish talk it was Reilly's chore to switch the conversation to stocks or the weather, the two topics on which Mr. Sage would talk fluently. "Many wit nesses" will be brought to prove that Beilly had Sage under his thumb, so to speak. It will also be shown that Mr. Sage, during the last four or five years of his Kfe, was really of unsound, mind. This will be a great shock, to Wa^ street, which had not noticed any fail ing of powers on the part of R.~S. Dur ing the last excitement in the street, when the rate on call loans went up to about 95, Mr. Sage, tho somewhat en feebled physically, managed to get to his office and, opening the strong box, let out several millions, for which he received about double in return. There was no evidence of failing mind or tricky memory, for Mr. Sage had a dis tinct recollection of one man who had failed to make good on a loan in '79, and him he turned down without a, cent. k'-y But when a man makes a will and disposes of his property to suit him self his mental capacity is more closely examined into than when he gets mar ried, or even when he runs for office. F. W. Martin of Beloit, Wis., has just paid $3,000 for Lord Bacon, the highest price ever given for an American-bred hog. It is a pity that Mr Donnelly is not here to enjoy this triumph. Voting Machines. While the city council would not have been justified in investing $100,000 in voting machines at this time and thus equipping the city fully in this partic ular, it might profitably lease a few ma chines for the purpose of testing them and determining by trial whether any machine has yet been built which will meet all the emergencies of our primary system, and if so, what machine it is. There is some merit in the complaint of the representative of one of the vot ing machine companies, that the council have not given the manufacturers a fair hearing. The fairest kind of a hearing would be a trial in an actual election and two or three machines would have been enough to make a fair test. These could undoubtedly have been leased, so that the city need not have incurred any obligation or have placed itself in a position where any manufacturer would have an advantage over it in fur ther negotiations. By rejecting all bids and postponing the matter entirely until the next election nothing is gained in the way of experience or knowledge of value, and we will have made no progress two years from now toward the adoption of voting ma chines. It is true there is no crying demand for any kind of a machine? We .are doing very well with our Australian ballot system applied to the primary as well as the general election, but we are paying a lot of money for tho privi lege of casting our ballots according to the present method. Undoubtedly the voting machines would be an economy, and the saving would pay for them in a very few years. This is perhaps the strongest argument in favor of voting machines, next to the greater assurance of reliability and accuracy in the voting and counting. This Is General Stoessd's shoot first, fit Washington, It has been charged the old democratio party as a nucleus cftadce to "Vr Mr. Hearst's, Ohecker^ Board. The New York Sun goes on record with the prediction that the next gov ernor of New York will be a demo crat, and that the next governor of New York will be next president of the United States. This prediction seems to leave out of account the set tled security of Mr. Bryan as the next nominee of the democratic party. There must be a mistake somewhere, for there is no possibility of Mr. Bryan becom ing the next governor of New York. Nor is there any certainty that New York will have a democratic governor. Mr. Hearst will either get the demo cratic nomination or he will run on his own platform as the candidate of the Independence league. In the lat ter event- he would not be a demo cratic governor nor eligible to the dem ocratic nomination for president if he should'be elected. People who are calculating upon th*e moves of Mr. Hearst, in politics must give up the idea of confining him ttf the, democratic checker board. He has enlarged the board to one hundred squares 'find is playing the Polish game. Froi'thle democratic .party as at pres ent, constituted, ^-r' fh might hope for* some republics*Jielp. There are many men in the republican party who .would not follow it in the next campaign if its candidate were 'known to be lukewarm on the question of pursuing the big rogues while in tensely hostile to the infraction of the statutes against petty offenses. Mr. Hearst has his eye on these men. He also has his eye on the White House, not necessarily in 1908, more likely in 1912. When you find that the dollar is not so strong and does not go as far as it for merly did there may be some consolation in the exact statistics. Dun's Index fig ures show that the buying value of the dollar you pay now Is to the buying value1 of the dollar you borrowed a year ago as 98.312 is to 106.216 by so much have prices Increased in the year past. There is some hope in the fact that June showed a decline. On June 1 the index number was 106.794 and on July 1 It was but 106.216. Mr. Gompers is going to knock out Mr. Ldttlefleld of Maine because that con gressman has not always voted in ac cordance with the orders of Mr. Gompers* distinguished organization. If Mr. Little field's celebrated voice is in good order Mr. Gompers may have cause to regret crossing from his own side of the street. Of Germany's army,of 15,000 men en gaged in slaughtering natives in south west Africa, 2,120 have been killed, 1,000 have returned to Germany as invalids, and another 1,000 are in the field hospi tals. The expense of the war to date is close to $100,000,000. It is a sad but glo rious day for old Germany. Dr. L. O. Howard, the government en tomologist, suggests that a little oil of citronella placed on a towel hung In the room or porch will keep the mosquitoes away. It will. And it keeps human be ings- away, too. The insurance scandals cost the New York insurance companies a matter of $250,000,000 in 1905, as compared with the previous year, and if it had not been for Paul Morton it would have been $10,000 more. Nine wagon loads of San Francisco re lief whisky are missing, and the foreman of the grand jury declares he will trace it if he has to subpena General Greely. Is the general suspected to that extent? Senator Dryden testified on the stand that his ability commanded his $65,000 salary. As president of the company, Mr. Dryden passes on his own ability, and so sets a modest figure. The editor of the Kingman, Kan., Journal, who came out In low-necked shoes and peek-a-boo stockings, com plains that his dog bit him. Here was a dog of good taste. Rochester, N is considering a sub way. Thank fortune that there is out doors enough left here so that we do not have to travel in a wormhole to get any where. Banana flour is being recommended by eastern physicians for dyspepsia, but it is doubtful whether banana flour as a cure can ever overtake bananas as a cause. Kipling's great poem will have to be rewritten by some good parodist: "On the road to Oyster Bay where the politicians play Chicago has taken off her last cablecar. New York still has some horsecar lines, and we suppose there are rope ferries on the Schuylkill. The Draaro doctrine that we shouldn't be forced to pay our bills will never meet a cordial reception In the Grocers' asso ciation. Chelsea, Mass, has an aldermanic graft investigation on. And the postoffice was just about to give Chelsea up as a dead one! Mr. Cleveland's gout is a little better, but he does not feel sure enough of him self to lead the singing for Bryan.' With Mr Hearst abroad. Boss Murphy feels like declaring New York in a state of extraordinary security, If Salvador and Guatemala have any more fight In them let them turn loose on the mosquitoes. There are a good many people now who knew the douma was going to get it. CIVIC ACTIVITIES This year's convention of the American Civic association will ba held In Milwau kee in October. A day will be given to San Francisco, when former Mayor James Phelan will read a paper on "San Fiancisco's Opportunity and How She Is Using It David Burnham, the noted architect who made the sketches for the new San Francisco before the earthquake and fire, will also make an address on the same subject. Another day will be given to national clvio problems, including the movements to preserve Niagara falls, to beautify the national capital and for the presel"vation of the Appalachian reserves. Lakota, N. would know wherefore it walks in darkness when other cities of lesser name and fame are electric lighted. Kenosha, Wis now paying $78 a lamp for 300 lamps, figures that a city plant can be erected and thoroly equipped for $17,000, operated for $12,000 annually, and the cost per lamp reduced to $40.37. Detroit, Mich., whose park board cuts and puts up ic&every winter for its own use, is figuring upon enlarging the plant to supply ice to the people thru the city water department. Kansas City is mov ing in the same direction. $- Hearst can 4iope for littie preferment. His political in terest lies in breaking it up and bring ing its elements together again in a labor or anti-monopoly party. With THIS DATE IN HISTORY JULY 26 1471Pope Paul II. died. 1765Robert Fulton, Inventor of the steamboat, born. Died Feb. 24, 1815. 1788New York ratified the federal constitution. 1863Surrender of Morgan, ,the guerilla leader, at, New Lisbon, Ohio. 1866Laying of Atlantic cabl^ fin ished. 1874Many live* lost In flood* at Pittsburg, Pa. 1889George Francis Train com pleted 100 days' fast, subsisting on chocolate and milk. 1899-rHeureaux, president of 8anto Domingo, killed. 1899W. Ft. Merrlam, governor of Minnesota, appointed director of twelfth census. 1905Paul Morton elected presi dent of Equitable Life Assurance '[Hy'i"'i' Minnesota Politic* Buckman Hat the Orgsnlzatten, but Lindbergh It Working Up a Counter Organization In the Sixth District, Where an Interesting Struggle Is As- suredSenator Wilson FUea fov An other Term. Sixth district pontics axe at the boiling point. Prominent republicans from vari ous parts of the district, who have been in Minneapolis and St. Paul this week, agree on one thing. They all say that the congressional contest between Buck man and Lindbergh is going to be one of the tightest and most interesting in the recent history of the state. Buckman has proved his qualities as a fighter in two previous campaigns, and but for his abilities as an organiser and a mixer, he would be left at the post in the present race. He has a good organization, and while it has been broken up in some sec tions of the district, he has been busy since returning from Washington, and has succeeded in patching up his fences In the places where they were worst broken down. There are more leading republicans In the district, however, enlisted in the fight against Buckman than ever before, and the press of the district Is more hostile. There is a pronounced feeling against the congressman, a good deal stronger than he had to face two or four years ago, and it will be a wonder If this does not overcome his organization at the polls. It will if anything like a full vote is reg istered. Lindbergh's problem Is to build up an organization In each county and voting district, which will see to it that the votes come out. He is going to make a number of speeches, and will also spend considerable time in each county, meet ing as many individual voters as possible. He has never been much of a mixer be fore, but is making a favorable impres sion wherever he goes, and seems to take to the political game like a duck to water. "Wright county Is a Buckman strong hold. His appointment of Bert Oakley to the Cass Lake land office made him solid with a good many republicans in "Wright, which gave Buckman a tremendous plu rality two years ago. Oakley and Post master Lampson of Buffalo will do their best to hold things in line this year, and the chances are they will be able to hold the county even, anyway. Judge Alley, Messrs. Bartlett, Saylor and others are for Lindbergh, and will make a pretty fight. In Meeker nearly all the leading republicans are anti-Buekman. A. T. Koerner managed Foster's campaign two years ago, but it is not known what stand he will take this time. Peter E. Hanson has given Lindbergh a promise of sup port. W. D. Joubert Is supporting Lind bergh In his paper. Meeker seems cer tain to go heavily against Buckman. Lindbergh's Swedish parentage will help him to a good many votes, especially in Meeker, southern "Wright, Sherburne, Crow Wing and Douglas. C. J. Gunder son and Editor E. E. McCrea of Alexan dria are for Lindbergh, and Douglas is pretty sure to go for him, against Sena tor- Nelson's wishes. Crow Wing was strong against Buck man two years ago. The congressman has fixed things there as far as possible, by securing a publio building appropria tion, and by averting a threatened sena torial fight thru the appointment of Sen ator Frater as Indian agent. The leaders in Brainerd are pretty well lined up for Buckman, but that does not necessarily mean that he will carry the oounty. The Cole Buckman understanding that pre vailed before the state convention is sup posed to be a help to Buckman in Cass and Hubbard, but Lindbergh's friends have served notice that Cole's influence must remain neutral in the fight, and they are going after the votes In both counties v,li)\ the intention of carrying them. Todd' has always" 'been anti-Buck man, and while mosto bf'the leaders there are for him this "time", he is apt to lose the county. The same is true of Wadena. Both candidates live in Morrison, and the fight there will be interesting. Stearns and Benton are practically certain to go for Lindbergh, and Sherburne leans that way also, tho there are rumors that Buckman has broken Into the opposition strength In that county. Senator George P. Wilson filed for re nomination today in the forty-first dis trict. This action was expected and the nomination conceded to General Wilson for some time, and it is not likely that anyone will file against him. He was not anxious for another term, and had there been any prospect of a fight would have stepped aside, but there seemed to be a general desire that he should return to the senate, where he has done such able service for the state at large. It will be largely a new senate next winter, and some of the older heads will be needed in the senate's councils Veteran leaders of the senate like Somerville, Thompson, Lord, A. Cole, Alley, Morgan and Bar ker are retiring of their own volition, while others may drop out in the primary contests. Senator Wilson has served two terms, and will be the veteran in length of service with the exception of Albert Schaller of Hastings, who has served three, and probably will be a candidate for another term. Charles B. Cheney. AMUSEMENTS Soloists with Llberstl. In defense of the title, "Grand Military Band and Concert Company," which Sig nor A. Liberati attaches to the organiza tion that opens at the Lake Harriet roof garden Sunday afternoon, the eminent cornet virtuoso and bandmaster will pre sent, not only a band of fifty artists, but also five famous vocal soloists. Chevalier Albert L. Guille was for over seven years supporting tenor with Pattl Miss Kath erlne Klarer Is a prima donna soprano whose talents have caused her to be re engaged for five successive seasons Miss B. Wegner, prima donna contralto, was formerly with the Castle Square Opera company of New York, Signor D. Pezzetti was formerly tenor with the Metropolitan Conreid Grand Opera company of New Tork, and Signor G. de Luchi was for merly barytone with the Mascagni Grand Opera company The organization will appear each afternoon and evening. Foyer Chat. The breeziness of the western plains that pervades "The Cowboy and the Lady," as played at the Metropolitan operahouse this week by the Ferris stock company is refreshing large numbers of local theatergoers at every performance. Both Dick Ferris in the part of Teddy North, and Florence Stone as Mrs. Wes ton are particularly well cast, and the other members of the company do their full share in' making the present produc tion of the Clyde Fitch company a mem orable one. There are three big applause acts in the Unique's bill this week, comprised in the high class specialtiesof the Bell trio of singers Harry L.. Webb, black face nomologist, and Kelsey Moore, the wonderful perfprmer on the wire. Other entertaining bits are afforded by Marga ret Newton and company, in a clever sketch, and Devlne and Kelley, dancers. New and comical motion pictures this week. NERVOUS WOMEN Take Horsford's Acid Phosphate* It quiets the nerves, relieves nausea ana MOB headache and induces refreshing" sleep. Low Rates to the East via Chicago Great Western Railway. Tickets on sale Daily. Final return limit, September 30th. For further in formation, apply to B. H. Heard, Gen eral Agent, corner Nicollet avenue and Fifth Btreet, Minneapolis. i Politics in Hennepin A neighborhood gathering of South east Minneapolis citizens was held Tues day evening at the residence of Profess or H. F. ^achtrieb, 905 Sixth st SB, to talk legislative matters over with B. H. Timberlake, who will soon file for renomination to the house. The discussion was entirely informal, and especially on university questions. Mr. Timberlake reviewed the work of the last session, including the passage of the Perley bill removing the university from the board of control. He ex pressed the opinion that the university people should always be frank in ask ing for what they want from the state, and should state exactly what they want in plain language, so the legisla ture may act with full understanding of the facts. A number of the ninth precinct sup porters of Benjamin C. Sheldon in his candidacy for alderman from the sec ond ward have organized a committee of 200 voters in that precinct to push his campaign. The committee is repre sentative and covers systematically every section of the lower end of the ward. Michael A. Gerber, alderman of the first ward, is the most eh-vied politi cian in the city. There are no indica tions now that he will have any opposi tion, either from fellow democrats for the nomination or from the republicans for election. In this event his cam paign expenses will be limited to the two filing fees, and will not exceed $15 unless he chooses to expend more. The Gerber baths have made the alderman the most popular man in the ward, and the general opinion is that no one will undertake to oppose him either at the primaries or for the general election. The first ward democrats work to gether nicely. There is a tacit agree ment that the Germans shall have one alderman and the Irish another. John Byan holds over, so Mr. Gerber should have nothiugto fear from the Ryan following. He is said to be entirely satisfactory to the German contingent. A member of the Campaign committee made the prediction that the nomina tion of Mr. Gerber would be unanimous. "Mike" Gerber is almost as popular among the republicans as among the democrats. One of the leaders in the ward, a former candidate for alderman, said that there waB no use in trying to beat him. There was not a republican in the ward who could expect to land, and if the party should put a man for ward, it would simply be as a matter of form to make the municipal ticket com plete. The Sixth Ward Republican club will hold a meeting tomorrow evening in Hegna hall, Cedar avenue and Two-and a-Half street. The principal address of the eveneing will be by T. J. Gaton, who will talk on municipal ownership. Other speakers who are on the program are W. H. Eustis, W. D. Washburn, Jr., A. H. Hall. G. P. Wilson. G. C. Merrill, Henry C. Hanke, J. W. Stokes and others. MISS YINCEHT TO SING POPULAR SOPRANO WILL GIVE SEVERAL SOLOS WITH BAND ACCOMPANIMENT AT LAKE HARRIET TONIGHT. HISS FRANCES VINCENT, Who Sings Tonight with Oberhoffer Orchestral sand. There remain but three nights of the Oberhoffer Orchestral band at the Lake Harriet roof garden, and for tonight Conductor Ehul Oberhoffer will pre sent for the second and last time Miss Frances Vincent, who has proved the most attractive feature of the Ober hoffer season. Miss Vincent will sing this evening the waltz song from "Faust," and those who heard her sing with the band Tuesday night de clare that her vocal solos to band ac companiment are the best things of the Oberhoffer engagement. The evening's prografci for the band is composed largely of selections from French and Bussian composers, such as Massenet, Bubenstein and Tchaikow sky, of which the iatter's dramatic overture, "1812," will probably be the piece de resistance. Tomorrow night will be the last Wag ner night of the seasonl and on Satur day night Miss Laurentme Palmer, the cornetist who was prevented by the rain from appearing last night, will play "Souvenir de la Swiss," a fea ture surrounded with unusual interest. This evening's program: PART I. "Phedre," overture to the classic drama of "Racine" Massenet Polonaise and Gavotte from "Mignon"...Thomas (a) "Reve Angelique" Rubinstein i b) "Song Without Words" Tchaikowsky overture, "1812" Tchaikowsky (In which is described the invasion of Holy Russia by Napoleon grand celebration of the Russian victory In the cathedral of MoscowCanons, church bells, national hymn.) Vocal solo, 'Walta Song," from "Faust". .Verdi Miss Frances Vincent, soprano. PART II. "FackeltanB" 'American Fantasy" .Meyerbeer .Herbert New Excursion Trio to Isle Royale. Only $10 Twin Cities to Isle Royale and return via Omaha road. Leave Minneapolis Sundays 4 p.m., St. Paul 4:30 p.m., leaving Duluth same even ing on Booth Line steamer at 10 p.m. direct for Isle Royale, arriving Wash ington Harbor 10 a.m., Monday, Bock Harbor 2 p.m., Toben's Harbor, 2:30 p.m. Returning direct to Duluth leave To ben's Harbor 10 p.m. Tuesday, Rock Harbor 10:30 p.m., Washington Harbor 5 a.m. Wednesday, arrive Duluth 8 p.m. and twin cities same evening. This- is the cheapest Isle Royale Trip ever offered from Twin Cities with more time on the water and meals and berth on the steamer included in price of ticket. Good accommodations can be secured at Isle Royale while waiting for steamer to make return trip. For further information call at 600 Nicollet avemje, Minneapolis. _____________ Low Outing Rates. Tiekets on sale Friday and Saturday of each week until October 31st, at the rate of one fare for the round trip, to Henning, Clitheral, Baale Lake, Fer gus Falls, Bemidii, Pine River, Walker and Deerwood, on Northern Pacific Railway. On sale Saturdays to Detroit and Fesham at same rate. Children of half-fare age, half of the above rate. Tickets good returning Monday. G. F. McNeill,C.T.A.,Northern Pacifiic Rail Secretary B. W. Randall of the Min nesota State Fair has received the offi cial notification of the reduced rates to coming fair from the northwestern rail road companies. The Chicago lines, which belong to the Western Passenger association, had already made their an nouncement, but the Boo Line, Great Northern and Northern Pacific, which are independent, had not formally de clared themselves. Their action com Eletes the usual half-fare arrangement or the Minnesota State Fair and brings into touch with the fair the people of three great statesMinnesota, North Dakota and South Dakotaand those of large parts of Wisconsin, Iowa, Ne braska and South Dakotaand those of Railroads BIG SYSTEMS HEAD FOB MILWAUKEE NEW LINE OFFERS CONNECTIONS AND TERMINALS. Burlington, Wabash and Illinois Cen tral Roads Said to Plan Trackage or Traffic Relations with Milwaukee Southern, Which Is to Construct Air Line to East St. Louis. Half Fare .to State Paitr^ Milwaukee, July 20.That Milwau kee may be placed on the direct lines of the Burlington, the Wabash and the Illinois Central systems is declared to be a probability, providing the Mil waukee Southern railway succeeds in building to this city and securing a de sirable West Side terminal. The visit to Milwaukee on Monday evening of H. D. Judson, general super intendent of the Illinois district of the Burlington system, in company with an attorney, is said to have been to ascer tain as quietly as possible just what terminal property the Milwaukee South ern controls in this city. This information, it is said, is de sired by the officials of the Burlington preparatory to the consideration of a fines iroposal to enter Milwaukee over the of the Southern from DeKalb or Rockford, HI., under a traffic agree ment to swhich the Southern would be a willing party. The Southern is the road which pro poses an airline from East St. Louis and has already secured a right of way into this city. LINE IS IMPORTANT South Dakota Sees Good Feeder in New Road. Special to The Journal. Aberdeen, S. D., July 26.The plan to construct a new line from the Sioux river across the state to the state line in Campbell county has developed into a larger undertaking than was at first supposed. It is now stated that the line will extend into Butte county, the new country that is now attracting so many homeseekers, and open a rich ter ritory that is likely to be available for settlement next year. The Dakota Midland road, which is now surveying the proposed line, will connect with the Minneapolis & St. Louis road near Mound City. Accord ing to the survey, the new line is to start from Richland, S. D., and run in a northwesterly direction thru Union, Clay, Yankton, Hutchinson, Davison, Aurora, Buffalo, Hyde, Faulk, Wal worth and Campbell counties. RATE WAR THREATENED Absorption of Marine Insurance Causes Stir at Chicago. Special to The Journal. Chicago, July 26.The long rate war over the absorption of insurance on lake and rail shipments appears to be ready to break forth in all its fury Aug. 1. The Lackawanna road has given notice to the other eastern lines that if the ocean and rail rates from New York to East St. Louis .and other Mis sissippi river crossings are not restored by that date, it will make reductions to restore the old differentials. The trouble over the absorption of marine insurance was forced by the Milwaukee road in its efforts to pro tect the Chicago gateway on lake and rail business from the east. It was brought to the attention of the officials of this line that the Clover Leaf and the Wabash were absorbing marine insur ance on shipments to the west at De troit or Toledo. This gave these two ports a decided advantage over Chi cago, and when other lines refused to .loin in any action the Milwaukee took a tight rein on affairs and issued a tariff providing for absorption of in surance. A howl of protest went up from the southern group of New York-Mississip pi river lines, because the absorbing of insurance, they claimed, increased the differential allowed on lake and rail shipments. They appealed to the Mil waukee officials, but were told that as the Wabash and Olover Leaf had re fused to change the practice when asked to do before the insuranee-ab* sofbing tariffs were issued it was now too late to change. They then decided to slash the ocean and rail rates to maintain the proper differential. This drew the northern lines into the whirlpool. A general freight asent of one of the eastern lines is said to have called upon E. S. Keeley, general freight agent of the Milwaukee, and threatened that if the insurance ab sorbing tariffs were not withdrawn thru tariffs would be canceled. His threats were of no avail and the tar iffs are still on file. Railroad men pre dlft a pretty fight over the matter. "SLAW AFFECTS IMMIGRATION' __,_.,---, agents are not mentioned by the law way, 19 Nicollet Block, Minneapolis, 4 in the favored class which may receive Railway Officials Fear Falling Off In Settler Business. ^Whether the settler and homestead business in the northwest is to be hit heavily by the new railroad law is be ing discussed freely. Because land large parts of Wisconsin, Iowa, Ne braska and northern Michigan. The rates on the Soo line will give people half-fare to the Minnesota State Fair, from every point on the entire system, from Sault Ste. Marie on the east to Portal on the west and Emerson on the north. The Northern Pacific rate goes west to Dickenson and the Great Northern to practically every Eakotas, oint on the system in Minnesota, the Nebraska and Wisconsin. Half rates will be Elto given from Sept. 1 to 8. By start ing on Saturday, Sept. 1, or on Sunday, everybody can reach the cities in time for the opening day, Monday, Sept. 3. Tiekets are good re turning on until the Monday following the fair. passes, they are cut ont from the privi lege, and this fact expected to re duce immigration, as these agents trav eled freely between points to make up and direct parties to the new lands. I would not be surprised to see the land business drop 75 per eent on ac count of the new law," said an official. Some, indication of the effects of such a law is shown in Wisconsin. In 1905 the legislature of that state passed an anti-pass law, which prohibited the issuance of free transportation to land and immigration agents. The volume of immigration to Wisconsin on ac count of that law has decreased to a great extent. In fact, I might say, it has almost killed it." COAST ROADS TO EXTEND Portland Has Hopes of Securing Gould Lines. Portland, Ore., July 26.The Orego nian today says that the Gorvallis & Eastern and the Astoria ft Columbia Biver railroads will be extended south and east from their present terminus. The first will probably be extended to Ontario, Ore., and the Astoria & Col umbia to Nevalem and Tillamook, Ore. It is said that this move is ^prelim inary to making a connection with the California, Nevada & Oregon, a road running from Beno, Nev., to Alturas, Cal., near the Oregon state line. This, according to the Oregonian. would in sure the entrance of Gould's new line, the Western Pacific, into Portland. CHARGE FOR WEIGHT Minimum Lumber Rate Is to Be Modi fied Again. Altho minimum weights will not bo less than those provided in the present tariff, representatives of the transcon tinental lines in session at Chicago will make actual Weight of lumber 4 basis for charges on shipments from north Pacific coast points to the middle west. This will eliminate the possibil ity against which the lumbermen have been complaining of paying for a lum ber weight in the car which it was impossible to load. The supplement to the tariff, provid ing that charges shall be made on the weights according to the cubical ca acity of cars, originally was to go effect June 1. Later it was amend ed, after a conference with the lumber shippers, making the schedule effective July 1. and now it has been decided to make it operative Aug. 1. The supple ment, as amended, is better as far as the railroads are concerned, because it will guarantee that the cars will be loaded to their capacity. RAILROAD NOTES. Yellow pine from states south of the Ohio has begun to arrive in Minneapolis in larg* quantities. Altho some ot it goes into the Da kotag it rarely is shipped north of this point. The tariff Is unfavorable to shipment of this pine to places outside of the twin cities against western lumber. A drop of $2 a tfeo* sand is in force. DUSS' CONCERT TO-NIGHT Wonderland Program Includes Notable Numbers by Grieg and Wagner. The Duss band concerts at Wonder land park continue to be a source of delight to the lovers of good music. Notwithstanding the threatening clouds and the fall of rain last night, there was the usual large audience in the pa vilion, which listened to the program of selections from French composers and eagerly demanded more. Tonight's program will be devoted to symphonies. The "Peer Gynt" suite by Grieg and the "Bide of the Valkyries," from Wagner's "Die Walkuere," are two of the numbers that will appeal especially, being of an intensely dramatic and de scriptive nature. Duss has shown some original methods of interpretation, and it will be noted with interest how he handles these great compositions with which musical students are quite fa miliar. Two movements from Gold mark's symphony "Die Laendlicbe Hochzeit," which begins part two of the program, it is thought, will be played here for the first time by a band. The program in full is: PART I. Overture, "Egmont" Beethov Suite, "Peer Gynt" Grieg (a) Sunrise (b) Asa's death (c) Anltra's dance (d) Peer Gynt pursued by the de mons of the mountains. Iitermesxo "Pas des Pleurs," from "NaUa" DeUbes ktuetc from "Ls Preludes" Llsst PART II. Two movements from the symphony. "Die Laendllehe Hochselt" Goldmark (a) Andante. "In the Garden" (b) Inter mesa), "Bridal Song." Scherzando from eighth symphony Beethovea Nocturne (prise composition) FransescbinJ "Ride of the Valkyries," from "Die Walkuere" Wagner Low Excursion Rates. The Minneapolis & St. Louis railroad has on sale daily round-trip excursion tickets to the following points: Albany, N. $29.50 Boston, Mass 31.00 Windsor, Ont. (Detroit, Mich,).. 19.75 Halifax, N. S 50.80 Montreal. Quebec 29.50 Portland. Me 31.00 Quebec, Quebec M.50 Saratoga. N. 2$50 Springfield. Mass 3L0O Syracuse, N. 2#50 Toronto, Ont 25.50 Trov N 29.50 Mnal'return"limit, Sept. 30, 1906. Denver, Colorado Springs and JL^ Pueblo vv^lM *?K2? Ogden and Salt Lake, Utah *Liniit, Oct. 31. 1906. .-to! in i r\ A a Hot Springs, Ark $30,00 Limit, thirty days. Correspondingly low rates to ather eastern and western resorts. For tickets and full information call on J. G. Rickel city ticket agent., 424 Nicollet avenue* _,j U 4 lA?^t'n..