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The Minneapolis journal. (Minneapolis, Minn.) 1888-1939, November 25, 1906, Part I, News Section, Image 10

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ITH the.presentation'today
the first sketches of-thevHOof W
Roman-' Catholic pro-cathe
dral drawn by E.'L. ]!4}asqueray,/the,fa-
mous architect, and the final .clearing
of the Site at Hennepiniavenue'aftd Six
teenth street, the Catholics of Henne
pin county begin to realize that the
dream of the past few years is to be
realized in the near future. With the
progress thai has been made already
procuring funds to build the new
i church and with the. site finally settled
upon and purchased, it is probable
that the people'wiir'be worshipping in
the new sanctuary in three years' time.
Today TeJourna gives the
first glimpseh of the plan.ol 'the exterior
of the pro-cathedral and its magnificent
'and imposing interior.
When the pro-cathedral is finished
Archbishop Ireland will make good his
promise to divide his time between St.
Paul and Minneapolis. With the new
church once opened the parish of the
Immaculate Conception will cease to
exist and the pro-cathedral will become
the church of Hennepin county. Al
ready the archbishop is named on* the
church directorv as its pastor the
other priests will be assistants.
The massive edifice will so stand on
the site that it will face up Hennepin
avenue. By cutting Seventeenth street
N thru to Hennepin and a combination
of the extra plot of land in,front with
the part which ,the archbishop has pre
sented to the city as an entrance to the
new Parade, an artistic landscape effect
is secured.
As to the general plan of the struct
ure Mr. Masqueray says:
The Architect's Statement.
"The problem which'confronts the
'architect of a modern Catholic church
is a complex one. He has -to create a
building which "embodies^ all the tra
ditional features of the old churches
of Europe, and/at the'same time, give
satisfaction to the practical require
ments of a modern congregation,-which
are mainly a clear view of the altar in
a hearing distance of the pulpit.
"In former ages the churches were
generally long and narrow as the solid
stone construction would not allow
builders to ^o beyond a certain width
without involving enormous expense.
This disposition is prevalent in the
English and continental rathedrals, but
in the study of them one is struck bv
the majestic effect obtained in some
rare cases where the designer has
adopted wider proportions. The ca
thedrals of Albi in the south of France,
and of Gerona in Spain, are the most
notable examples.
"These principles are those which
the building committee and the archi
tect have followed for the selection
and designing of the plans of the pro
cathedral of Minneapolis.
"The publie will at once notice the
magnificent sitting space where 2,000
worshipers will find comfortable seats
in front of the inspiring sanctuary
crowned by the high dome, and seeing
beyond the chapel of the blessed Vir
gin the patron saint of the pro-cathe
"The ambulatories surrounding the
main body of the churc'i connect the
six chapels'for devotional services, one
being exclusively consecrated to the
prayers for the 'founders" of the
church, these chapels and ambulatories,
necessary for successfully carrying out
the elaborate ceremonies of the Catho
lic liturgy add greatly to the archi
tectural cffpcf and to the religious at
monphore of the enseanble.
"The "xterior, {vhich Is the honest
architectural expression of. the inte
rior, is treated in a modern renais
sance spirit. A large porch precedes
the facade itself, where two imposing
towers, 120 feet high, frame a large
elaborated rose window, surmounted by
a decorated gable, raising a stone cross
at the height of 100 feet. The side is
pierced by very large windows with
decorative tracery, giving a. flood of
light to the main body of the chureh,
and rose windows, similar to the front
one, lighting the sanctuary. The dome
carries the statue erf the Virgin Mary
to the heigit of 190 feet. The dome
itself. is lighted by sixteen, long win
dows. The apse of the Blessed Virgin
chapel ends the building. The interior
of the nave (central aisle) will be the
widest in the world, and to understand
its proposing proportions we must
quote the dimensions of some of the
most celebrated cathedrals of Europe.
"The nave of the cathedral of Paris
is forty-one feet wide that of Florence
as sixty feet that of Albi (France) is
sixty feet that of Gerona (Spain) is
seventy-two feet that of St. Peter in
Rome is eighty feet. The nave of the
pro-cathedral of Minneapolis is eighty
two feet wide.
"The sanctuary under the high dome
is fifty-two feet square and the vault
above rises on the inside to the height
r, of 140. The opposition of the wide
nave with the high proportions of the
sanctuary will be one of the most ef
fective features of the composition.
"The apse of the chapel of the
Blessed Virgin, showing thru the sanc
tuary will afford splendid opportunity
for decorative mosaic work, like in the
cathedral of Monreals in Sicily, and
the light coming thru its seven -long
windows will enhance the magnitude
of the scheme.
General Freight Agent Gives Some
BSstory and Figures to Show that
"$' Company Is Great Earner Even with
|jy Handicaps of Long Mileage and
id Poor Terminals.
Special to The Journal.
Milwaukee, Wis., '*Nov. 24.In a
statement issued today by Burton
Johnson, general freight agent of the
Wisconsin Central Railway company,
he denies that this railroa'd will be
made a part of some larger railway or
ganization. ,Mr. Johnson's statement
The statement lias frequently Keen
made, in newspapers and elsewhere,
that the destiny of the Wisconsin Cen
tral railway is to become a part of
some large/ railway. system. The
prophets appear to make this predjfi-., rehabilitationl,, and when -the^ reorganiA
tion mainly upon the assumption that'
the Central cannot be profitably mainr
tained as an independent property".
-"Whether or not the prophecy is real
ized, if will be unnecessary to attach,
the Central to any larger system in
order, jto show profits, for the earning
ability of the property is alf eady.,dem-
onstrated. The gross earnings for the1
year ending June 30, 1895, were $4,-
090,534f net earnings, $1,303,115. Fo
the yea* ending June 30, 1906,
gross earnings were $7,118,576,j net,
$2,576,100, leaving, after payment of
fixed charges, including taxes arid rent
als, a surplus available for dividends
or improvements amounting to' $802,-
The Wisconsin Central road is sixty
seven miles, or nearly 17 per cent long
er than the Chicago' & North-Western,
the shortest of the competing lines be
tween Chicago and Minneapolis. The
entire line is subject to the influence
of low water rates on Lake Superior
and Lake, Michigan. Lumber is hauled
from Ashland to Chicago, -438 miles,
for $2 per ton, or 4.56 mills per ton
mile. The same influence affects rates
between Minneapolis and Chicago and
between St. Paul and Manitowoc, an
other of the Central's lake terminals.
All thru traffic and a great deal' of the
locpl traffic is-so affected by this con
dition as to enforce a low average rate
per ton mile.
Eoad I Poverty Stricken.
The fact should be recalled tlnat,
prior to 1893, the Central had been op
erated in- conjunction with the North
ern Pacific, and when that, roadjrent
into the hands of receivers the Central
was surrendered and passed into a sep
arate receivership.
Under usual conditions,- a receiver
ship is expected to bring the physical
condition of a railroad property up to
a hi^h standard, by using all the net
revenues of the property.. In this case,
owing to excessive fixed charges, only
about $600,000 of neV revenues was
available during the nearly six years
the property was under receivership.
Th sum oi $598,453.35 was spent in
VVi,^.JU. naiS 0fJc^ 0.1IVI Tl 11V/U UAJ. lOVX^aui"
ation came, funds and securities were
provided., for the future systematic im
provement of the property and equip
It- will be seen, therefore, that the
management, recently retired, started
with a heavy handicapa bankrupt,
ever-burdened property, and a longer
road between the principal competitive
points than its most powerful rivals.
Yet, notwithstanding these disadvan
the Wisconsin Central has, dur-
while those of:
-wi ^,^T^
ing the eleven years, been greatly im
proved physically and in equipment,
and its traffic largely increased, as the
following table, which gives some of
the items, will illustrate:
Year Ending
Jun,e June
30, 1805. 30,1906C Inc. Inc.
Tons. Tons. Tons. Pet.
Grain 52,000 171,000 118,000 22&
Flour and mill
products 100,000 332,000 232,000 230
Other agricultural
products 72,000 147,000 74,000 102
Coal 75,0001 '425,000 349,000 4C3
Stone, etc 55.000 117,000 01,000 111
Lumber 267,000 535,000 208,000 100
Manufactures 123,000 281,000 157,000* 127
Merchandise and
Miscellaneous.. 171,000 553,000x"381,000
Statistics of the Wisconsin Central
are based on a to#takof 977.04 miles.
This includes 102 miles of side.,ahd spur
tracks, and comparisons suffer some
what on that account, but on this basis,
for the fiscal year ending June '30,. 1906,
the earnings of the Wisconsin Central
road, per ton
were .661 cents,
its competitors
were, respectively, .89 cents and .861
cents. Freight earnings per mile were:
Central, $5,442- others, $6,166- and $5,-
773. Operating expenses, per cent of
gross earnings: Central, 63:81 others,
65.40 and 62.64.%^
Some Comparisons.
Last year, 1905, the Central spent'
65.77 per cent of its gross earnings for,
operating expenses. When it is taken
into account that 61.35 per cent of its
traffic was thru business, and haule'tLat.'
rates below the ayerage, it bears mfcst
favorable comparison with the one o~f-of
its competitors which spent 60.22 ,pe^
cent of earnings for operating expenses
while but 31.64 per cent of its business
was of this low-priced long-haul char-,
Northern Wisconsin has not devel*-'"
oped as rapidly this period as pthe?
sections of the country, "but its promfse"
is sure of rich fulfilment. With the
new-line to Dulutn, and the deY$or"'
ment of its territory, which will'be ac.-"
celerated as population increases ai#l
the natural advantages of water power
and fruitful soils are improved, the fu-
ture of the road,.jas a dividend earning,
independent- railway property is asrequire
Prospects for Extension of Milwaukee
Thru Boulder Park.
Journal Special Service.
Deadwood, S. *D., Nov. 24.A crew
of Milwaukee surveyors has pitched
camp thid side of Sturgis and indica
tions are that a survey will be made
thru Boulder Park to Deadwood. When
the North-Westem road built into
Deadwood it considered the Boulder
Park route as it was said to be theshops
shortest and least costly. The White-V
wood route, however, was the one
finally chosen.
Last summer a committee of Dead
wood business men who had secured
data regarding the entrance of another
railroad into the hills, presented the
Boulder Park route to the Milwaukee
people, with whom they held a confer
ence in Chicago. I was reported fa
vorably on at the time, and altho it has
been understood of late that the', Mil
waukee after reaching Eapid 'City
would use the Crouch line and the
Burlington to get into Deadwood, the
.belief is prevalent lately that it may
lay new tracks ijito this city.
In that case, ithe route thru Boulder'
Park is by far "the shortest, most fa-'
vorable and leaSt expensive of any by
which the roatTcan enter the hills. Jt
is a peculiar feature of the topography
the Black BUlsMhat there are few
'Touted by which it is possible -for the'
railroads to get^ entrance from the prai
rie into the yeart of the hill's country.
Valley Divisiroft'3%e Will Be-Built to
Wauksf land Wstapacar*'
Special to The 'J^jwaa^ *f7
Chippewa'ifatl^WiSj, NOM/"24.A
cording to advices" 'received here^Presi
-dent Earlingof the'-'Miitfanke'e' road
has announced that tHeJ
',H.'"'! "J
Valley divi
sion will be built to Waukesha and
Waupaca in the spring. This would
the extension, to Stanlev and
thru Chippewa county to Lake Supe
rior. The line from this, city would
be extended to Stanley and there con
nect with the Valley division, thus giv
ing Chippewa Falls another connection
with' Lake Superior.
Brainerd Men Believe Northern Pacific
Will Make Improvement.
Special to The Journal.
Brainerd, Minn., Nov. 24.The ru
mors of enlargements to the Brainerd
of the Northern Pacific refuse
to down, despite the denials of
officials, one Brainerd man claiming to
have seen the plans and to know that
the company has already ordered- be-
tween/seventy and eighty machines to
be installed in the new building.
This shop will be constructed en
tirely for what is known as shop order
work, being work done for outside par
ties. There is a large amount of that
Work.done, and while it is profitable
to the company it interferes seriously
with the work of keeping the rolling'
stock order. The new machine flhop,
according to the rumors, will employ
the neighborhood of 150, men.
Minnesota & International Said to Berails
-J fc Planning Extension.,
Special to The Journal.
Sunqgy/.lfo^rnber 25, igoji
Brainerd, Minn., Nov. 24.It is
stated on apparently good, authority
that the Minnesota & International
road will soon be running trains to In
ternational Falls. The* statement was
given out some time ago* by -General
M^nagej Gommell that wliile the Min
nesota & International itself would not
construct a line to the border, some of
its stockholders would. I w,as cur
rently reported jm railroad circles' here
,that it was the Backus-Brooks Lumber
'company that was behind the movement
to build the road'. v
It is now said that Dempsey & Doro-
thy of Grand Rapids have the contract
and have already commenced work.
is also Stated that they will push the
work all winter and have the road
ready to run when spring opens.
Western Beads Do Not Join in East
ern 2-Oent Bates.
Rate clerks having finished the align
ment of the passenger rates east of
sheets will begin Mond'av in St. Paul,
will be only rlecessary to add the
regular $11.50 rate to the new eastern
rates, as the lines west of Chicago
have made no concessions to the trav
eling public, the 2-cent-rate of the east
ern lines terminating at Chicago.
^Drosby by New_Year._
Special to The journal.
Berthold, N. D., Nov. 24.According
to contractors who are at work oa the
Great Northern extension to Crosby,
trains will be running into that place
by the first of the year. All the garb
ing work has been completed, bridge
builders are at work, and the laying of
steel will begin next week- Unless
hampered by unfavorable weather the
will be" laid before the end of next
Eailroad Notes!
To meet the reduction caused tfie shorten*
ing of the Omaha line between Minneapolis naft
St. Paul and Mankato, the (Jreat Western Wilt
reduce Its fare between the two* points 5 ceitts
on December 20.
The $40 round-trip rate from the Canadian
northwest to Canada cast weii Into .effect today
and the travel of the Chrlstmas-tlme home vis
ltors began.
began Pyramid Drug Co., 6 0 Pyramid B,,iiS.
fare one-third, beginning Wednesday and
good to rettmi until Dee. 3 hajkieja anuouneed
by all lines. In the Western ^Passenger associa
tion, territory the. distance is. ffistrteted to 3Q0mid,
miles. On the northern Hues'$#r$rtvs *psty&fr
of the Montana line.
general', dimension^ of
b#& buiij&rog areras follows: Length,-2
tekt width, l2(Tfjcet width,* facau^
W? feet height .of towers, Jl20 feetr
wfdth^f nave, 82 feet "ieight'of navl,
Tttd^Qt sanctuary, 50- feet -square
^ome,- diameter, 60 feet:- dome,-height,
'Twiir "Cost a Million.
Mr. Masqueray has dealt only in di
mefceicra ^ngferes- in- his statement.
From the -character', of the designs
given herewith, -it is seen th*t tfe ex
pense of the onrg-reiion and ftiraftshing
of the church^ cannot fall far-short or
$1,000,000. When- families, feegin to
give memorial windows in .f^e^-chnrcaV*
or a memorial organ, altars, "'ajid- other
tributes to the memory of. the depart
ed, all of which will serve -as part of
the furnishing of the magnincent,jeath^
dral, the value of the property w|ll$w
constantly increased until the ^giire
will pass even beyond the largest |x
pectations of the devoted cormnAi
cants.of the district. t'it
The cost of the cathedral is s'et^at
about $750,000. To' say the ch#eh
wd^Jd cost a million would possibly
prove disheartening to less enerjfetie
a-nd optimistic men than those 5*ho
makeup the building committees. I is
encouraging, however, to relate theffact
that already the committee has $35f ,000
in sight and actual construction is not
to, jbe#in until next spring. With the
money, which the committee holdV and
the. jf-ft^I estate owned by the ciulfeh,
which 13 to be sold, the figure is^a rea
sonable estimate of the assets, C[asfi and
convertible on hand.
When it was decided to build.'a cath
edral in St. Paul Hennepin county ils
released from assessment ftfr itl- -"Tfiift
makefei.. the contributions which ife
churcte^ of the county wifroffejOio
heavy burden on any .one chureh. **J
When it was proposed to bui!2 a firie
church* a&..fhe Minneapolis seat &r
bish6rtV,jofr-. arehbishop of 'JJSxts diocese1,eth
the ^l^f^cohservativo ,-eieJQaent which
may b&iiuind in .every parish predicted
that if the church cost $300,000 it
would take the people "twenty-five yeara
to pavjt off. Yet something like $350,-
000 is oH hand, rven before a start is
made*. The parishioners" were not given
credit for the _hope that was within
their when" it was "decided, to cut all
bridges and ,make for a tremendous edi
fice which should be a credit to the
city as well' as to the parish itself.
The plan for construction of a pro
cathellxal began in the spring of '1903.
A general committee of 100 was formed
to canvas-the opinion of the conserva
tive--people as lo the feasibility of the
plan. I was decided to build. Con
sultations and conferences have been
held without number, the plan gradu
ally reaching the present-partially de
veloped state.
Nowjthat the design of the structure
has' men aeeeptect aend -the courage of,'
the people renewed by the force of
their own progress, and thru the spirit
of energy Inspired by the arehbishop^
the funds will co-ntinue to roll in, with
out cessation, it is hoped. Either L. S.
Donaldson, the treasurer, or E. Mur
phy, the secretary of the pro-eathedral
building society, "may be made the reci
pients of the contributions.
The Committees.
The faithful members of the church
who 'have brought the building move
ment to so successful a stage of' prog
ress are the following leading citizens:
Executive CommitteeIt. S. itonaldson. Glass
Block W. J. Mmphj. Tribun" W. P. Devef
eaux. Chamber of Commerce M. J. Scanlon,
1Q8 Lumber Exchange: F. K. Murphy. Tribune:
4*. 3. Keunedy. 324 Nlcolle,t avenue Hubert
Kelley. 225 Third street S: 4nton Huhn. 126
Chamber of Commerce: Morris McDonald. Fifth
street and First avenue B. J. L'Herault,
pbstoltice. Thirteenth avenue N, No. 9 James
A." Byrnes, & Third street S Joseph M. Began.
23 Fourth street S: Thomas E. ootey. Flour
Exchange P. J. Downex 220 Firat.atreet
John Mahoney 220 Temple Court: Rev. Thomas
C. Cullen, 216 Third street N Rev. JU.TIM
O'.Rellly, 120 *ii*ith arenuB NE: Rev. Francis
Jager, 1410 Eighth street S: E. A. Prendergast.
801 New' York Life iJames Shannessy, 102 Third
street Rev. J. M. Cleary. 319 Thirteenth
avenue S.
OfficersArchbishop Preland. flrairman: W.
Devereauv? vice_ chairman _S. Donali1
Minneapolis-Dubuque Eoad May Build
Branch from Faribault.
Special to The Journal.
Mankato, Minn., Nov. 24.Promoters
of the -Minneapolis & Dubuque electric
line are to make a proposition to the_
city council that this city be connected"
with the main line by a branch to FarK
bault. It,is also said to be the pur
pose of those behind .the road to build
a city line if a franchise on favorable'
terms can be secured. The plans at
this end are still in the formative stage
and no one pretends to say when a
definite proposition will be made or
action taken.
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Committee.von- Plans and BuildingW. J.
Murphy, L. S. DoiiaJilson. Morris McDonald
W P. Devereanx, Ray. M. Cleary, F. E
Committee on Real EstateL. S. Donaldson,
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