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Advertisement copy should lie in the office by 10 o'clock in '.he morninir In insure piviprr insertion. Entered as seco:id-cla-s matter. .MEMBER OK ASSOCIATED PRESS. A CONVINCING SPEECH President Taft's success in Minne apolis last night was a conquest, says the Minneapolis Journal. As a result this big city, which has been cold, in different or suspicious of Taft, not withstanding it was one of the first great communities to start him on his way to the nomination, returned to its allegiance. The citizens who heard him last night were convinced that they toad heard a dependable unbend able man, who is keenly alive to his duties, wide awake to his opportuni ties, and strictly just in his concep tion of his responsibilities. The president's speech took hold, because it was a simple, candid, un rhetorical recital of what he has*done and what he propeses tcflVo". Evading nothing, qualifying nothing and prom ising only what he will perform, the address restored the £5hfidence of republicans and rallied them to the vital principles of the party. The divisions of the speech were the railroads, the trusts, the tariff and the workingmen's compensation legislation. The tariff vetoes and his reasons for them have been discussed in the Journal before. They commend themselves to the listener as well as to the individual who merely reads them. The wool bill, the farmer's free list bill and the cotton bill, were each dissected in the veto messages, and the president has merely to add that he accepts the full responsibility for vetoing them, as well as for his prom ise to help congress enact tariff sched ules based on the tariff board report. On the railroad question the presi dent dropped a word of caution to those whose ruling idea seems to be that the way to make the country great is to reduce transportation, bait railroad men and legislate against rail Toad prosperity. The pres^ent is not in this class. In agreement with oth er sane Americans, he wants the rail roads to be prosperous within the law. Me wants them encouraged to make ,jvestments for the improvement and extension of their service. Their rates he would have kept reasonable, and the government now has the ma chnery to bring about this result. Further than that, he would have them keep out of politics, and, placing their case frankly and openly before legis latures, rely on the justice and self interest of the community to give them their due. This is good advice to both sides. That it should be necessary to empha size it at this time Is due to the fact tnat there are some statesmen abroad whose stock in trade is unjust at tacks on railroads and railroad men, while, on the otter hand, there are some, railroad men who still prefer the dark lantern methods of twenty years ago, when legislatures were ap proached with a bribe and shippers with a rebate. The president warns the railroads that these days are passing. But they will pass faster if the public aligns itself with justice As to the trusts, the president re marked with hi3 rare faculty for de duction, that probably should not have had so much troume with them if the first case, that against the sugar trust twenty years) ago, had been bet ter prepared. The court was obliged to dismiss it for lack of jurisdiction, and then followed the orgy of combin ations wihch has just been checked by a new line of decisions in the sup reme court. These, as the president iremarked, are epoch-making. They compel the great combinations to sep arate, to let loose their grip on prices If they attempt to come together again they are up against contempt of the supreme court of the United States which is serious business for any man. The spirit of the president's speech is thus seen to be reassuring without containing one element of compromise with wrong. Business that is at outs with the anti-trust laws can accom modate itself to them, but it is not necessary to" stop the business of .the country to do it. The tariff is wrong in spots, but ft can be righted after scientific investigation. The railroads have received and given offense, but amends can be made without clogging transportation. These sentiments are sane without weakness, progressive without brava do. Listening to them one is convinc ed that the man who has done so much and so well in one term, may yet get the chance to finish up his work in the more purely constructive period of a second term. But whether he gets it or not, there is the convic tion remaining that he has deserved it. The Capitol Ru I. G. Iverson, electrician at the 3tate house, has resigned and gone back to Wilton. Th-? gentleman is profi cient and trustworthy and it will not be easy to get a man to fill his place. The members of the railway com mission and Secretary Hall are ex pected to arrive home tonight from Grand Forks, 'vhere a three days' session was held. Superintendent Slattery got quick action and had the capitol line trolley car on its new wheels by last even ing. In order to accomplish this it was necessary to work most of Wednesday night. State Engineer Atkinson left yes terday for Fargo, where he is attend ing a good roads meeting. He also met the promoters of the Meridian terstate road which it is proposed to build from a South Dakota point through this state and to Winnipeg The state board of control, after spending the week visiting public in stitutions, will arrive home tomorrow. The members visited Jamestown, Grafton Bathgate and Bottineau. The auditor of state is cleaning up the odds and ends in his office. Since the state is in no financial condition to pay big bills it will settle the lit tle ones. This morning Deputy Audi tor Jorgenson sen' Hon. R. N. Stev ens a state warrant for 20 cents. The state hag owed Stevens this bal ance since that gentleman served in the legislature in 1897. Gen. E. A. Williams also drew a 20-cent prize which has been standing to his credit since 1899. Attorney General Miller has com pleted his brief in the Minot school matter which will be argued before the supreme court on November 3. next Friday. This case has attracted widespread attention on account of the constitutional question involved. The constitution of the state provides that no normal schools nor state edu cational institutions can be estab lished until the constitution is re vised. The Minot normal school was provided for by an amendment to the constitution and not by a revision of that sacred document. The supreme court is now called upon to decide whether an amendment constitutes a revision in the meaning of the consti tution. And the consMtution de clares that its provisions must be lit erally construed. The case will be watched with great interest. George E. Moody will remain the sheriff of Richland county. Frank Healy, who ran against Moody at the election, put up a contest for the of-, fica, alleging fraud and other iftings.' In the hearing below Moody won and took the office. Healey appealed to the supreme court and today the ap« peal was dismissed, which leaves Sheriff Moody to serve out his term. The contest case attracted consider able attention at the time it was in stituted. Governor Burke arrived home from Grafton last night, where he attended the dedicatory ceremonies at the opening of the armory in that town. Co. C, N. D. N. G., had charge of the ceremonies and a number of military celebrities were present. The gov ernor made a speech. Governor Burke will in a few days appoint delegates to the Transmissis sippi congress to be held in Kansas Ci'y beginning November 14. The governor also expects to attend. At this convention there will be a meet ing of the Missouri river commission and steps taken looking to the im provement of this stream. North Da kota has a deep interest in this river impovement as a state and the chief executive and the delegates appointed will urge action. The Evangelical Lutheran Zion congregation is a new church society incorporated today. It is located in Berlin, LaMoure county, and the in* corporators are William Siedschlag and Herman Hennings, Berlin, and Herman Tezloff, Grand Rapids. An other church organization is St. An thony's of Linton, Emmons county. The incorporators are M. J. Hiltner, Maxmlllian Speckmeier, Fred Kelsch and Joseph Eberle. CARELESS ABOUT APPENDICITIS IN BISMARCK Many Bismarck people have stom ach or bowel trouble which is likely to turn into appendicitis. If you have constipation, sour stomach, or gas on the stomach, try simple buckthorn bark. Glycerine, etc., as compounded. in Adler-i-ka, the new German appeejj dicitis remedy. Cowan Drug Store states that a single dose of this sim ple remedy will relieve bowel or stom ach trouble almost INSTANTLY. D. D. Sullivan, optical specialist, of Fargo, will visit Bismarck profession ally, Wednesday. November 1st. All )erson£ having defective eyesight or who need their glasses changed or renewed should call and see him. Of fice at McKenzie Hotel. In-.one Stories of Curbstone and Corridor Col. Ben Whitehead, the sanguin ary editor of the Williston State, vet eran of many political battles, writes that he will hit Bismarck Saturday night, and be up in time for the regu lar services Sunday morning. Col. Ben has the national committeeman ship of his party lashed to the mast and is now putting the finishing touch es on the rough spots. Senator John W. Kern, of Indiana, is said to be the colonel's political god-father. Carl Pons, the wrestler, is of quiet demeanor, and when seen in the hotel lobby he would readily be mistaken for some provincial gentleman in town to procure supplies for his farm. Mr. Pons is a Frenchman, forty-two years of age and has wrestled in nearly ev ery civilized country on the globe. There are twelve brothers in the fam ily and all are professional wrestlers. Carl Pons weighs about 208 pounds and is a model specimen of physical manhood. He has wrestled Gotch, Hackenschmidt and nearly all the big one3. Considerable disappointment was felt when Mr. Pons failed to get a match in Bismarck. Fred Conklin is not a pronounced enemy of woman suffrage. Of course he is not advertising himself as an advocate, but it is possible that he would not object if some fair one would! compete for political honors on the same ticket with his enemy. "It is just as well to not stir this mat ter up," says Mr. Conklin, "particular ly during the club season." It is not claimed by even his enemies that the well known attorney penned these lines, but they were written by some else: If Ethelinda wants to vote, Her wish we'll gratify, Although our candidates she'll note With disapproving eye, For if we follow out her plan We must, without delay, Elect the handsome leading man Of every matinee. Ticket Agent Johnson of the North ern Pacific, has an opportunity to ob serve tiie latest styles. He sees the people going out in their Sunday ap parel and the fancy dresses coming in all .fall under his eye. After study ing the situation he is convinced that women are not like they used to be. He says he has a friend at Lake Crys tal, Minn., who has put the whole matter in the following lines: "With a ding-a-ling hat, And gowns that dismay, And remarks that fall pat In the slang of the day With a wonderful rot Of opinions, quite free, Girls really are not Like the girls used to be. "But the grandmas—they, too, Have a different air. Their complexions are new, Like their clothes and their hair, And flirtations—Great Scott What examples they show. Grandmothers are not Like they were long ago." John Gerst, the well known travel ing salesman, has his own ideas about commercial and social economy. He is not usually given to exploiting them in public, but he was heard to mumble in the Grand Pacific lobby: "By stopping all the little leaks And having pleasures few, I save enough in fifty weeks To last me two." It does not necessarily follow' that Mr. Gerst i3 a poor man, not by any means. Taking his cue from the Cudahy's. for whom he travels, he per mits nothing to go to waste and it is claimed that he disposes of the chief by-product of the big packing plant, spreading it among his customers gra tutiously. To the non-enthusiast a feeling of relief comes with the end of the con test for the 1911 pennant. BREAKS UP COLD IN SEVERAL HOURS The most effective and harmless way to cure the Grippe or break a severe cold, either in the head. che3t, back, stomach or limbs, is a dose of Rape's Cold Compound every twe hours until three consecutive doses are taken. You will distinctly the cold breaking and all grippe symptoms go ing after the very first dose. It promptly relieves the n*~«t miserable headache, dullness, head and nose stuffed up, fteverishness, sneezing, sore throat, running of the nose, sore ness, stiffness, and rheumatic aching. Take this harmless compound as directed, with the knowledge that there is no other medicine made any where else in the world, wnich will cure your cold or end grippe misery as promptly and without any othehr assistance or bad after-effects as a 26-cent package of Pape's Cold Com pound, which any druggist in the world can supply. After three years research we have conclusively demonstrated that qui nine is not effective in the treatment of colds or grippe. RESPONSIBILITY Deal with a home firm, that you know are OK. Peck's Music House. WILL DO CASH BUSINESS. Mr. A. E. Hagan has bought the Glitschka Meat Market and will do strictly cash business. By selling for cash I can sell cheaper and give you better meats and service. Give me a trial.. A. E. HAGAN. BISMABOK DAILY TRIBUNE SUPREME COURT In the supreme court, October term, 1911. L. A. Ueland, plaintiff and respond ent, vs. More Brothers, co-partners, composed of A. Y. Mor, and J. L. More, and M. J. Cruden, sheriff of La Moure county, defendants and appel lants Plaintiff claims right to sheriff's deed of foreclosure after expiration of period of redemption, and denies the validity of More Brothers' redemp tion under a subsequent mortgage. The owner gave his fir3t mortgage, the one foreclosed upon by plaintiff. Thereafter he deeded the land as a part paymnt for threshing machinery purchased of his grantees, with the understanding that the same should not be recorded and the purchase of the machinery be closed until the machinery should be tested and be approved by him. Th© machinery was delivered, proving worthless, and he rescinded the contract and delivered back the machinery, which was ac cepted by his grantors. More Broth ers had full knowledge of the trans action, but prior to said rescission procured delivery to them by the grantors of the unrecorded deed to gether with a moratgage given by said grantees to More Brothers, securing a past indebtedness, and thereupon re corded both dee^ and mortgage. Thereafter tfhe grantor obtained judgment against his grantees for re conveyance and cancellation and the land was accordingly re-conveyed. But More Brothers were not made parties to and did not appear in said action. Thereafter foreclosure of the first motrageg was had by this plaintiff and More Brothers redeemed under said second mortgage. Plaintiff brings this action to cancel said voidable mortgage to More Brothers and com pel sheriff to issue deed on foreclos ure to plaintiff instead of to More Brothers, to whom sheriff has issued certificate of redemption. It is held: (1) Under Sec. 4954, Codes of 1905, following holding in Sargent v. Cooley, 12 N. D. 1, the manual delivery of the deed to the owners' grantees being ad mitted, the intent of the parties that a condition precedent, to its operation shall exist is abrogated by the statute and such a delivery is absolute and conveys title to the grantees to"whom the 3ame was by the grantor deliv- ered. ''fl^^Pi (2) Legal title existing in such to sheriffs deed on their redemption made. Syllabus by the court. Appeal from district court LaMoure county, Burke, J. Reversed. Opinion by Goss. J.» Burke, J., not participating. F. H. Larsen, Engerud, Holt & Frame, for respondent. Davis, Warren & Hutchinson and Ball, DWatson, Young and Lawrence for appellants. In the supreme court, April term, 1911. American Case and Register Co., respondent, vs. Oscar Boyd and R. A. Mares, co-partners, doing business un der the firm name and style of Boyd, &, Mares, appellants. 1. Under Sec. 7229, R. C. 1905, an action at law for the recovery of money only and therefore properly triable to a jury, whether thus tried,. Syllabus by the court. Appeal from county court, Stuts man county, Conklin, judge. Action by American Case and Reg ister company against Boyd & Mares John Knauf, C. S. Buck for. appel lants. Seiler and Aylmer for respondents. Opinion by Fisk. J. In the ^upreme court, April term. 1911. Charles Whitmore, respondent vs. Nick M. Behm, appellant. 1. Where the summons issued by a justice on January 5, 1907, wa made returnable on January 15, 1907, and was regular in all respects but the copy served on defendant was de fective merely in designating the year of the return day as "1906" instead of "1907." such defect was not jurisdic tional as defendant was in no manner mislead thereby to his prejudice. 2. Defendant, having appealed from the justice's to the dictrict court solely on questions of law, is not en titled, on being defeated on his law points, to a trial on the merits al though at the time of „taking his ap peal he served and filed an answer. A trial upon the merits is permissi ble in the district court only*-where the decision on such an appeal re opens the case for a trial of an issue of fact. Appeal from district court, Ward county, Goas, J. From a judgment in plaintiff's fa vor, defendant appeals. Affirmed. Dorr H. Campbell fo- appellant. Arthur Le Sueur (Noble. Blood & Adamson of counsel) for respondent. Brothers is* valid until set aside and' defendant elevator as agent, were the judgment obtained to which' said experimenting with, or testing, a me mortgages were not parties in no wise affects their right of redemption un der their mortgage, the judgment not operating against them in personam nor binding them as a judgment in rem, the judgment being subsequent to and no part of More Brothers' claim of title. (3) More Brothers under their statutory right tt redeem are entitled f!s^s or not, is not triable de novo in this") necessarily determined by the techni court on appeal. cal definition of a single word. Words 2. The implied waiver of the jury used in a pleading must be construed at the close of the testimony by both parties moving for a directed verdict did not have the effect of changing, used in its statutory sense courts will the case from an action at law to a suit in equity so as to change the method of reviewing the decision in the supreme court. 3. In a case not triable de novo on appeal, errors of law occurring at the trial, when not specified in the set tled statement of case as required by law, cannot be considered by the su preme court. From a judgment in plaintiff's favor, 'take possession of the property des defendant appeals. Affirmed. Opinion by FJsk, J. Goss, J., dis qualified^ Hon. W. C. Crawford, judge of the Tenth judicial district, sitting in his place by request. In 1911. supreme court, April term, In the 1911. J. L. Owens company, a corporation, appellant, vs. Vern C. Semis and Ralph M. Wilsie, co-partners, doing business as Bemis & Wilsie, respond ents. 1. There is a well recognized ex ception to the general rule that no tice to produce must be given before secondary evidence will be received as to the contents of a letter or other written document in the possession of the adverse party. Where the pleadings clearly disclose that proof of such document will be necessary at the trial, notice to produce it is unnecessary. 2. Until there has been an accept ance of a written order for machinery to be shipped the purchaser at a future date, the latter is at liberty to countermand such order, as the same, until acceptance, does not con stitute a contract but merely an- order or proposal to purchase. 3 Defendants' letter to plaintift countermanding such order was as follows: Cummings, N. D., 1-4-1908. J. L. Owens & Co.. Mpls, Minn. Gentlemen:— Please cancel our order of Aug. 10-07. Reap, yours, Bemis & Wilsie Held, a sufficient cancellation of .such order and withdrawal of the o.ier or proposal to purchase therein contained. (Syllabus by the court.) AppeaJ from district court Traill county, Pollock, J. Action by J. L. Owens company against Bemis & Wilsie. From a judg ment in defendants* favor and from orders denying plaintiffs motions for judgment non obstante veredicto, and for a new trlaVphuntiff appeals. Affirmed. Turner & Murphy, for appellant. P. G. wenson, for respondents. Opinion by Fisk, J. the supreme court, April term, Ray Umstad. defendant and appet lant, vs. Colgate Farmers' Elevator a a corporation, plaintiff and, r^po"L"e.nt:,M ,. a in emPl°y. grantees their mortgage to More ,B- while in defendant's received injuries while he a to charge of chanical contrivance which they had installed for moving cars by attempt ing to utilize power for such purpose from the engine used to operate de fendant's elevator. Evidence examined, and held that it conclusively appears that plaintiff was not only guilty of contributory negligence, but that he assumed the in id to such experimental tests. Hence his recovery cannot be sus tained. (Syllabus by the court.) Appeal from the district court of Cass county, Pollock, J. Action by Ray Umstad against the Colgate Farmers' Elevator company. From -an order denying defendant's motion for judgment notwithstanding the verdict or for a new trial, defend ant appeals. Reversed. Ball. Watson, Young & Lawrence, for appellant. W. J. Courtnay, for respondent. Opinion by Fisk, J. In Supreme Court, State of North Da kota, April Term, 1911. William Pfelffer. plaintiff and appel lant vs. M. Norman, defendant and respond ent. 1. The effect of a pleading is not with reference to the context and when it is apparent that a word is not interpret it in the light of its relation to, and as explained by the pleadings as a whole. Held, in the case at bar that the words "rescind and cancel" employed in the pleadings and particularly in the answer of the defendant, are modi fied by ether language of the plead ings and that they are not used to indicate a statutory rescission of a contract. 2. A condition sale contract does not convey title and if its terms provide therefor it entitles the vendor to re- cribed therein, on default by venddee, if it has previously been delivered to him and the rights of the vendee are terminated when this is done. 3. Under the contract considered in this case the title remained in the vendor until all the conditions of the contract should be performed by the showing that the vendor re-took pos vendee and under its terms, the facts 'session of the property on consent of all interested parties, no demand or notice was necessary and the contract relations of the parties were termin ated when the vendor retook the pro perty. 4. In the absence of any statutory provision on the subject it is held that when a conditional sale contract permits the termination thereof on de fault of the vendee and the vendor re takes possession of the property in volved, as he had a right to do. the vendee connot recover, in an action at law, partial payments made on such contract, and to hold otherwise would De to offer a bounty for the violation of contracts. 5. If the parties to such a contract enter into a new contract at the re quest at the request of the vendee, after the vendor has resumed posses sion, and their former contract rela tions have ceased, this does not en title the vendee to recover payments made under the original contract. 6. Any rights which may have ac crued to the vendee to notice or de mand, although time was mide for the essence of the contract iavolved in this suit, were waived. (Syllabus by the Court.) Appeal from a judgment entered on motion for judgment notwithstanding the verdict or for a new trial, by the district court of Grand Forks county, Templeton, J. Affirmed. W. J. Mu/er, for TOv»'•»•'• i.*. Murphy and Duggan Ur respondent. Optuion by Spalding, J. #^#^»i AMUSEMENTS GRAND The Grand was packed last night to see the new bill that is on for the last half of the week Josa Melville & Co., presenting the comedy drama "A Sheriff for a Day" have the best sketch act ever seen in Bismarck. Each and every member is a star, but the leading role is taken by an Indian actor, and he, White Eagle, is the on ly real Indian actor on the vaudeville stage today. Don't fail to see White Eagle. Too much cannot be said for this act. The balance of the program i3 up to the Grand's standard in photo plays and illustrated songs. Go early tonight if you wish a seat at the first performance. ORPHEUM The new program that opened last night at the popular theatre proved to be the best seen here for a long time. The Gallarini Troupe of European musical artists made a big hit last night and were called back four or five times at each performance. Every member is an artist, special mention must be given the little boy that plays the cornet. For the feature picture Manager Bauer has gone to a big ex pense to secure the Elks parade at Atlantic City which was taken during the national convention last July. Saturday night will be a special B. P. O. E. night, every Elk in town should see this great .picture. The rest of the pictures are well arranged and a good illustrated song completes the program. White Eagle, Full Blood Yaqui Indian as Ron-Ko-Mo, in "Sheriff for a Day," at the Grand Tonight and Saturday. The Markets MINNEAPOLIS CLOSE. Wheat. 1 Hard 109 3-8. 1 Northern 107 3-8 to 107 7-8. Arrive same. 2 Northern 104 7-8 to 105 7 8. Arrive same. 3 Wheat 100 to 102 3-8. 1 Durum 100. Arrive 100. 2 Durum 98. Arrive 98. 106 3-8. 110 7-8 to 111. Corn. 3 71%. 3 71% to 72. 4 Corn 70 to 71. Oats. 3 W O 45% to 46. Arrive 44%. 3 Oats 42% to 44%. Barley Barley 68 to 118. Rye 93%. Rye. Arrive 93%. Flax 224. Arrive —4. DULUTH CLOSE. Wheat. December 106 1-8. May 1101-4. 1 Hard 108 7-8. 1 Northern 107 7-8. Arrive same. 2 Northern 105 1-8. Arrive same. 3 Wheat 100 3-8 to 102 3-8. 1 Durum 102. 2 Durum 98. October 102. November 102. December 98%. Oats. Arrive 45%. I'.ve. Arrive 92% to 93%. Barley. On track 62 to 118. Plan. On track 225. Arrive 224. October 225. November 224. December 220%. May 218%. FRIDAY, OCTOBER 27, 1911. ST.PAULJOBBERS SHOWJNTEREST Big Party Makes Long Trip to Industrial Exposition. PLEASED WITH THE EXHIBITS Always Show Deep Concern for Sue cess of North Dakota—Travel Nearly Nine Hundred Miles to Give Evi dence of the Interest of St. Paul in Products of State. On what was practically the opening day of the big Industrial Exposition at Bismarck a special train of St. Paul, Minneapolis and Duluth business men, accompanied by some of the big rail way men of the cities, covered the 445 miles from St. Paul to the capital of North Dakota in a special train to spend twelve hours visiting the expo sition. In the party were two bank presi dents, the heads of two big wholesale dry goods houses of St. Paul, a mem ber of the firm of a big drug house, members of large fur houses of the Northwest and managers of other con cerns which take a large part in the commercial iife of St. Paul. From Minneapolis there was also a large delegation of big business men. In all, nearly fifty business men of the three big cities of Minnesota spent their good money to make the trip. They were accompanied by J. J. Hill of the Great Northern and Howard Elliott, president of the Northern Pa cific, as well as other high railway officials. Both of these men made ad dresses to the people of North Da kota during the day spent at the expo sition. The people of Bismarck entertained the visitors at a big banquet in the evening and looked after them during the day. This trip, for length and for its pur pose, surpasses any trip ever made by the St. Paul jobbers, despite the fact that they are well known as travelers over the Northwe3t. The St. Paul As sociation of Commerce, of which C. L. Kluckhohn is president, gave a cup for the ten best ears of corn raised in B§H ^Hipii 1 & C. L. KLUCKHOHN. President St. Paul Association of Commerce. North Dakota exhibited at the Bis marck exposition. The men who do nated this cup and the many other articles put up as prizes at the big show came across two states to see what the exposition was like and get some idea of what North Dakota can do in the way of variety of vegetables and grains. "I am very much surprised at what they have here," said Mr. Kluckhohn when he had completed a thorough in spection of the exposition. "They cer tainly have made a fine showing for the state. If they can do this in what they call a poor year, I don't know what they can do when they have a good year." The St. Paul merchants took tlmeV from their business merely to show the people of North Dakota that they are interested in their welfare. They have always shown a desire to do all that they can to benefit the state. They realize that the more diversified the products of North Dakota are, the better it will be for the farmers, the merchants and the jobbers in the cities. St. Paul has always stood ready tc help in times of financial stress and when crops have been short in any section, the firms of the capital of Minnesota have been ready to extend all the credit possible to help the local merchant to get on his feet again. If merchants in Pittsburgh had taken a trip as long as those of St. Paul did, the Eastern men would have gone as far as Louisville, Ky., Newark. Grand Rapids or Chicago. The dis tance from Boston to Baltimore is about the same as from St. Paul t? Bismarck and the shortest line be tween New York and Chicago is only 912 miles, while the St. Paul jobbers traveled 890 miles Just to stay twelve hours at »r Mistrial Exposition.