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WILLMAR STATION DAILY TRAINS. Arr. "Puget Sound Express" Dep 9:00 p.m. So. 3. To Pacific Coast. 0:03 p.m 7:18 p.m. No. 4. To St. Paul 7:20 p.m Night Passenger, main line. 11:27 p.m. No. 9 To Grand Porks and Mlnot 11:32 p.m 4:00 a.m. No. 10. To St. Paul 4:05a.no Night Passenger, Sioux City line. 3:So a. m. No. 52 arrives at Willmar. No. 51. To Yankton and Sioux Oity 11:45 p.m DAILY, EXCEPT SUNDAY. 1:25 p.m. No.13 St.Paul to Fargo... 2:25 p.m 1:40 p.m. No. 14 Farge to St.Paul.. 2:25 p.m 1:35 p.m. No.31 Duluth to SiouxCity 1:80 p.m. 2:15 p.m. No.32 Sioux City to Duluth 2:35 p.m. ACOOMMOBATION-Dally exc.Sunday. Dep No. 572 Going East to Minneapolis 7:00a.m No. 587 Going West: to Breckenriuge8:30 a.m Ho. 575 Going South to Garretson.. 8:18 a.m No 518 Going North to St. Cloud.. 3:48 p.m No. 320 Willmar to Watertown leaves 8:30 a m. arrives U:30 p.m. for any information concerning the ser vice rates, schedules, etc., apply to I.. A. MAY, .Local Ageni Willmar, Minn Or write to C. A, STONE, Gcn'l T. & P. Ag». St. Paul. Minn 8 I O I A N 8 QR. J. M. RAINS, OFFICKOVER M0S9BERG'S DUUG STORM. Residence on Litchfield Avenue. WILLMAR, MINNESOTA QR. J. R. PETERSEN, PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON. Office in Bank of Willmar Building. Room at L. A. Vik residence. Office 'phone, zW. Night 'phone, 97. WILLMAR, MINN A. F. MASMTOR, DENTIST. W I A MINN C. E. GERRETSON, DENTIST, WILLMAR, MINK Office In New Ruble Block. H. F. PORTER DENTIST (SKANDINAVISK TANDLAKARE) Office in Bonde Block. Phone 279. WILLMAR, MINN. H. A. HANSON DENTIST SKANDINAVISK TANDUECE Office over Wennerlund & Nelson's Jewelry Store. W I A I N N A O N E S GEO. H. OTTERNESS ATTORNEY AT LAW COUNTY ATTORNEY KANDIYOHI COUNTY Office in the Ruble-Block WILLMAR, MINNESOTA JNO. M. DOWNS LAWYER Real Estate, Insurance and Collections Office in the Ruble Block WILLMAR, MINNESOTA CHARLES JOHNSON ATTORNEY AT LAW. Office in I. C. Olson Block, WILLMAR, MINN. A N S *..*. BIOS!. President F. O. HANDY, OwhieT 0. 1. LIXR. Vloe President. BANK OF WILLMAB. OBQANIZ1D UNDER THB STATU LAWS CAPITAL AND UNDIVIDED 1100,000. PROFITS CARBPUt. ATTENTION TO COLLECTIONS Drafts on all principal cities of the world anC steamship tickets to and from Europe. WARM LOANS AX PUB CBNT IKTBRBBT. And. Larson, Pres. L. O. Thorpe, Cashier KANDIYOHI COUNTY BANK. Organized under the State Lam. PAID-UP CAPITAL AND 8UKPLUB, 1129,000.00 MONSY O A N O I A 18TAT1 Colleotloos Reooive Prompt and Caraful Attention. Bank Corner of Firth Street and Paoiic Avenue, WILLMAR. MINNESOTA O N E S O N —INSUKANCE— LOANS, REAL ESTATE, RENTALS SURETY BONDS AND STEAMSHIP TICKETS Phone 128 OPERA HOUSE BLDG., WILLMAR, MINN. MRS. C. A'. LINDQUIST MIDWIFE Licensed by State Board. Am now permanently located here. Calls at tended to at all hours. Located at 706 6th St. S.—upstairs. Willmar Loula XVI. Louis XVI. had a very heavy, red, •ensr vl face, with a large Roman nose, full cuoeks and Hps and a double chin. There was no trace of more than ordi nary int2llect either in his face or con versation, the latter being always com monplace, often dull. He gave his con temporaries the Impression of a man who habitually ate and drank more than was good for him. W I A I N E Published every Wednesday at Willmar, Min nesota, by The Tribune Printing Company, a co-partnership consisting of Victor E. Lawson and J. EmilNel8on. OFFICE IN TRIBUNE BUILDING. 208 FOURTH-STREET. Subscription price, $1.50 a year. [Entered Dec. 5,1903, at Willmar, Minnesota,, ac second class matter.under actof Mar.3,1879.] WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 10, 1906. PUBLIC OWNERSHIP vs.PRIVATE OWNERSHIP IN WILLMAR. The Gazette is not opposed to mun icipal ownership but claims that it is not what it is cracked up to be by the Tribune. We think the main facts are as follows: 1. We have had a defaulting re corder and the money involved was especially electric light money. 2. Suit has now been brought against ex-aldermen in an attempt to show that they connived with the re corder and were thus responsible for the defalcation. 3. The electric light service has during the past year at least been very unsatisfactory. 4. Many of the principal stores have quit using the city electric light. 5. Collections have not in the years past been attended to regularly the system has been slack. (i. Hundreds of citizens do not have the benefit of the city water supply and cannot get such benefit without paying out of their own pockets for extension of water mains. 7. No one knows whether the city electric light and water supply system is paying expenses, or is putting the city deeper in debt every year. If they do, the Gazette would be glad to see what figures they have to substan tiate their position. We are not against municipal own ership, but the above mentioned points are not a "good thing for Willmar." —The Republican Gazette. 1 and 2.—These are no argu ments against city ownership. If dishonest men are elected to of fice, the community will suffer under any system, not least where public service private cor porations are to be granted priv ileges and be regulated through the city council. Although the most miserable conditions have existed in times past in regard to the administration of the city plant, still its possession by the city has been prized so much by the people that none of those who have coveted the possession of the same have had the temerity to make a public campaign in favor of its sale to some private corporation. And, besides, the files of the Gazette will prove that it fought to the last ditch the change in city affairs for an hon est accounting. Even TRIBUNE AFTER the had proven with cold figures that old administration had published a FALSE statement of the financial condition of the city, the Gazette used all its in fluence to re-elect the men whom it now holds out as conclusive ev idence to prove that municipal ownership has not been a good thing for Willmar. 3.—What assurance have we that the lights would have been any better under private owner ship? Does not the handsome improvement made in the plant during the past month or two prove that under public owner ship there is the quickest possi ble response to a public demand for more and better light? 4.—Experiments to obtain a cheaper light would have been made under private ownership as well, but the fact remains that there is now being used more electric light than at any time in the past in this city. In 1898 (a year when John Otos was vil lage recorder and an accurate ac counting was made) the receipts for electric light amounted to $4,145.25 and water rents, $1,203. 28. In the year ending last March, the receipts, not includ ing anything paid by the city for street lights or fire hydrants, were $8,060.17 for electric light and $3,198.19 for water rents, or again in cash revenue of $5,879.83 in the last fiscal year over the year 1898, when all the stores were using the city-lights. The superintendent informs us that at present the load is the largest that the plant has ever carried. 5.—The amount of money lost by the lack of prompt collection since the turn for the better in city affairs is very small. There may be room for improvement, but conditions are not bad. The Water and Light Commission and the City Council have the power to change the mode of collection when they deem it practicable. To adopt the arbitrary system of requiring each patron to call at the clerk's office every month to pay or have his supply of water and light shut off after ten days may sound very business like and be imperative in a large city, but might not prove best in prac tice in a small city where the fi nancial standing of patrons is known. It will be time enough to condemn municipal ownership in Willmar on this account when it is shown that the city is losing any appreciable amount under the present system. 6.—Extensions of water mains are not made by assessment against abutting property. Why try*to mislead the people by bare faced misstatement of facts like this? The water mains will be extended as was the street light ing system. Having provided additional street lights and suffi cient capacity for increase in light for some time to come, weOtherwise may reasonably expect that ex tensions of the water mains will be the next improvement that will be made from the earnings of the plant. Under private own ership there would be no exten sion of water mains to the out skirts until the business secured thereby would pay for the in vestment. 7. Does the Gazette wish to charge that the last annual state ment as audited and published was false or misleading as to the condition of the city plant? It then behooves that paper to produce its figures to prove its contention. The next statement, we are informed, will show that fully six thousand dollars will have been paid for the new im provement this year at the plant, from the earnings. When it has been possible to install such a splendid improvement and pay for it as well as the running ex penses, that ought to convince the most skeptical that the plant is not running behind. If the Gazette were not op posed to municipal ownership, it would never bring up such ridic ulous arguments against the ap plication of the principle in its home city. Its statement that "We are not opposed to munici pal ownership," looks strange after just reading in its columns that the general demand for mu nicipal ownership would prove similar to the "free silver craze," and would subside when the peo ple recovered their "sanity." In other words the Gazette frankly admits that its own mental bal ance is affected. But we believe there is a deep er purpose in the attack of the Gazette upon the municipal own ership idea in its home city. That the present plant will remain the city's property is a settled fact, and no one knows it better than the editor of the Gazette. But there is alive issue that will come up soon before the citizens of Willmar, and that is the tele phone question. In 1907 the franchise given the Willmar Telephone Exchange will expire. It is barely possible that there may be some object in creating as much sentiment against public ownership as possible in order to prevent the citizens of the city from taking the franchise into their ownhands and operating the exchange for the benefit of the city and its business enterprises. The alder: men elected this year will have a hand in disposing of'this ques tion. THE TRIBUNE believes that this should be done. It believes it can be done. So much having been said about the attempt at municipal owner ship in our city, let us take a look at what private ownership as exemplified in the telephone monopoly has done for the city 1. It has occupied the streets for more than eight years, setting its poles everywhere and cutting shade trees to make room for the wires, and has not paid a single cent into the city treasury as a franchise tax, although the net profits must foot up into the thousands annually. 2. The service, at least with a number of 'phrnes, is not the best by a great deal 3. The subscribers do not get the full benefit of the splendid competition furnished by the long distance lines of the Tri State company to the twin cities and other points. 3. The monopoly of the local, exchange is used as a club with all connecting local lines to pre vent competition in* telephone rates to business points in the county and vicinity. Thus altho there are at least three lines to Spicer, the rate charged to talk the fifteen miles is thirty cents. No local or cooperative line is permitted to connect with the Willmar exchange unless it agrees to do no competing busi ness with the monopoly lines. 5. In effect the result of pri vate ownership is that' all com munication from Willmar with the surrounding territory by wire is subject to toll, when it ought to be as free as the high ways. A municipal exchange would supply connections to all on equal terms. 6. If the business is to re main a monopoly, it must be owned by the municipality and run in the interest of the people. we are certain to be afflicted with two systems or lo cal exchanges as are Litchfield and Albert Lea We would not urge as an argu ment against private ownership that the bills are not collected, or that they may have dishonest employes, because the public is always kept in blissful ignorance of how the business pays and is therefore unable to make any calculation as to the reasonable ness of rates charged. PRODUCTION OF GOLD. The Minneapolis Journal of Dec. 31 contained a remarkable article on the gold problem—re markable because coming from a republican paper which like all others of its kind, nine years ago ridiculed the quantitative theory of money. It shows the wonderful increase in gold production since 1895. In 1896 the production for the first time crossed the $200, 000,000 mark. During the past year the production reached $1, 000,000 a day and it is figured that the total production for 1906 will not be less than $400,000,000. The world's stock of gold avail able for coinage amounts to over six billion dollars. About one half of this has been produced since 1895. Following these statistics the writer discusses the effect of the increase of the money volume, from which we quote the follow ing: "It is generally conceded that a per iod of heavy production (of gold) can not fail to bring advancing prices in the commercial world. Commodities and merchandise of all kinds will be in some degree affected. The general average of prices will rise. "History shows that, following the discovery of America and the sending back by the later adventurers of the treasures of Mexico and Peru, a great wave of activity and advancing prices swept over Europe. In the past cen tury the gold discoveries in California and Australia had the same effect, in proportion. "As the gold output increases—as more gold comes into general use— commodity prices rise. Gold is like any other commodity, its value is governed primarily by the supply and demand for it. But it is difficult to think of it in this connection, for, be ing the measure of all prices, and hav ing no price outside itself, it is sup posed by a majority of people to becan stable. That a dollar is always a dol jar is true. But a dollar will not al ways buy the same measure of the necessaries or luxuries of life. The fact is that gold rises and fa Is, and so, as the quantity in existence per capita increases, gold becomes worth less. But it does not appear this way. Rather there is a generally higher average of prices for all things sal able or purchasable. Prices are high. The cost of living has advanced. A dollar will no longer go as far as it formerly went. This is only another way of saying that gold has fallen. "As the old year with its $375,000, 000 of new gold, ends, and 1906, with its promise of $400,0 0,000 comes in, the tendency for prices to rise is very marked. "From 1897, when prices were at lowest point, to the beginning of 1906, there has been an advance of 31. points." This is certainly good evidence in favor of the quantitative theory of money. Our attention wasendeavor.—Christian called to the article by Dr. John son, one of the men whom the Gazette included in its list of persons who were affected with the "craze" in 1896, and he made thefollowing remark whichshows that he is not yet convinced that he was "crazy." "That proves that we were right in demanding more money, and that the pros perity came not from the regoverns publican party but from the natural increase in the money volume." The brilliant craze chaser on the Gazette has switched off to fashions, and his mind is worried with the deep question as to whether the crinoline was the product of a "cyaze" or whether there was some underlying cause for it. Yes, dear, there is a cause for it If you had stopped to think you would have known that a desire for adornment is universal in human nature. As women have for thousands of years been kept in a very limited sphere of action they have had more time to attend to this de sire, and adornment has become, a vocation with them. Every woman is brought up with the idea that if she wishes to be any body she must be in style. Hence the arbiters of style have become autocrats, and anything they say goes. It is a necessary part of adornment that it shall be novel when the novelty has worn off the article ceases to attract attention and becomes common place. Hence new ideas must constantly be evolved, and in this constant chase for novelty it is no wonder that some very ridi culous ideas are used. But "fashion" rules, and the women must adopt the prescribed cos tume or be classed as "peculiar." The crinoline looked as ridiculous as some of the Gazette's argu ments, but it was the prescribed thing, and it was therefore used. If it was a "craze".then all fash ions are "crazes," and humanity as a whole is permanently crazy. With this we must leave the Gazette to continue its researches in mental diseases. It seems to have the "craze" for that, but we cannot afford to waste any more space on such nonsense. The Gazette gets very excited over our statement that the free silver idea of 1896 has never had a fair trial, and points to the fact that we had free silver up to 1873. We thought there was not an intelligent person anywhere that did not know the difference between the conditions prior to 1873 and after that time. Prior to that time practically all na tions had the free silver coinage, at a ratio of either 16 to 1 or 15| to 1. In 1896 the European courr tries did not have the free silver coinage, and it was the main argument of the gold bugs that this country could not maintain the standard without the aid of the European countries. It will be remembered that McKinley expressed himself in favor of bimetallism, provided the powers of Europe would agree to it, and he even sent a commission over to try to arrange for interna tional bimetallism. Thus both platforms of 1896 were practic ally in favor of free silver the only question being whether or not this country was big enough to manage its own monetary matters, or was a vassal of the European powers. That ques tion has not been put to the prac tical test The Gazette is very anxious to discuss the silver question. We must gently but firmly decline. While we have resented the im putation that half ot the Ameri people were crazy in 1896, we cannot enter upon a discus sion on a question that is not at the present time before the peo pie. We have repeatedly stated that the great gold supply has for some time settled the ques tion of money metal, and on that we rest our case at present. ^UOTATIOfiS Selected for the TRIBUNE by MARTIN A. ANDERSON. The government of the people by the people and for the people shall not perish from the earth.—A. Lincoln. Educate the people to demand better methods and better officials.-— S S. Parr. It is not what we are, but what we ought to be, that should stimulate our Cynosure. Happiness is not the end of life character is —H. W. Beecher. Character is higher than intellect. A great soul will be strong to live, as well as to think.—Emerson. Not genius, nor learning, nor talent the world, but character.— Prof. W. E. Svedelius. To be able to discern that what is Let us serve you. Our charges are reasonable. true is true, and what is false is false, this is the maik and character of in telligence. —Emerson. Human na'ture is like water: once started on the downward way it will, if unrestrained, seek the lowest level before it stops.—Christian Cynolure. Every good deed helps make a track for others.—Barn's Horn. It is hard to fail, but it is worse never to have tried to succeed.—Theo dore Roosevelt. Every time you stifle a good impulse you make it harder to start the next one.—Barn's Horn. A man who lacks moral courage to face a great evil has always much to say about how impractical other peo ple are.—Christian Cynosure. You are never so near to victory as when defeated in a good cause.—H W. Beecher. Nothing will ruin the country if the people themselves will undertake its safety and nothing can save it if they leave that safety in any hands but their own.<p></p>Prohibitiol D.m Webster.„ HIGH CLASS UNDERTAKING SUPPLIES Andrew Peterson LICENSED EMBALMER 1 1 Presst Bulletin The date of the state Prohibition Convention has been set for March 7, 1906. The basis of representation is still to be determined upon. There is a statement going the rounds of the public press to the effect that many of the army officers are actively seeking to influence congress to re-establish the canteen in the army posts. The reason assigned is that there is "good graft" in it for minor officers. In any event it seems that an explanation might be in order that such officers as General Mites, Schaf ter, "Fighting" Joe Wheeler, and others of high rank, are against the canteen, while so many of the "tin" soldiers stand for it. We raise as much wheat, churn as much butter, do as much business and seem to be just as happy from the baby to grand-dad under democratic John son as we were under republican Van Sant. The present indications are that the time will come, and that with out much delay, when a political party within a state will have to stand for some state polity, or vanish from the map. There are certainly enough matters of vital interest to this state, entirely apart from national interests, to form the basis of political action and a political party. The plain everyday, hard fisted, weather beaten voter has already advanced to theday0 point where he refuses to vote for a yellow dog simply because he wears a familiar political tag. The newspapers are flooded with a wail of woe from Kansas City, Mo., on account of the closing of saloons in that city by the order of Governor Folk But that the wail is inspired by the saloon element is very evident from the fact that arrests for drunk enness and disorder have decreased. Armour, head of the Armour Packing Co., says: "With the saloon closed on Sunday workmen who sometimes laid off on Monday or came to work feeling badly, come now as bright on Monday as any other day." The "stay-at-home" on election day is a menace to government of the peo ple, for the people and by the people. George F. Loftus shows that the peo ple of Minnesota paid at the rate of 24 million dollars more for given rail road service than did the people of Iowa who have some legislation pro tecting them from exorbitant rates. That means about $12.00 per year for each person, or $60.00 per year for each family of five. How much more the oil trust, the beef trust, the coal trust and all the rest of the litter that trust the people to feed them fat is hard to tell. But that the saloon eats up more than all the dividends paid by all the trusts every year is a mathematical certainty—and after the trusts have robbed a man they leave him untar nished in his manhood, while the smal ler part of the saloon's plunder is the billions of money it filches. The Minneapolis Commercial Club showed good spirit toward the may or's Sunday closing order when they voluntarily closed their groggery on Sunday. Gov. La Follette seems to have de termined to go to the U. S. senate to which he was elected some months since. This means that he must resign the governorship of Wis consin. But, even if he does, the boys in the legislature can depend up on his "bobbing up" if they start to play hookey with the interests of the people on railroad rates. The campaign of Oliver W. Stewart of Chicago and W. G. Calderwood, secretary of the state prohibition com mittee in the interest of electing pro- Corner 6th St. and Pacific Ave, WILLMAR, MINN. "Head and Shoulders" Above competitors is where we stand in the photographic line. It's a lively pace we're set ting for others, and all because folks will come to us for pictures. onme NewYeoi have a sentiment at tached that's prized. We touch them up toe, a little extra. There's none better than our pictures. Try them. C. A. BAKLUND he Photographer WILLMAR hibitionists reached 11,293 hearers in the northern part of the state and re sulted in the addition of $7,576.49 to the campaign fund. Beginning January 7 the same team re-entered the field, holding a county conference every day from 10:30 a. m. to 4 p. m. with basket dinner. The speakers separate for two night meet ings in other towns, making three meetings daily for upwards of sixty days. This will be the most compre hensive campaign in the history of the prohibition agitation. For years Vermont was under a pro hibitory law which was so weak in its provision and the republican party had been so lax in its enforcement that it was largely ineffective. Li cense was substituted. Under license crime has increased and population decreased. After two years trial the local prohibition has reduced the li-Tremont cense towns by two thirds. One thing that marks the liquor question as the living question is that it will not down. The only solution of the sa loon question is no saloon. Osterholm's Chase. VALDA DIKTER siiljes hos 3114 Notice for Hearing Petition for Vaca tion of Certain Streets. Whereas, a petition in due form has been presented to the city council of the city of Willmar signed by the majority of the own ers of the property on the line or lines of the street or streets proposed to be vacated and for three hundred feet in each direction from the end or ends of the streets proposed to be vacated, and the said eitv council has de termined that it is expedient to proceed to a hearing of the said petition and has ordered the said petition to be filed with the city clerk of said cit3' Therefore notice is hereby given that the said petition has been dulv filed in the office of the city clerk of the city of Willmar, and that the said petition will be heard by the city council oi the eitv of Willmar on the 12th of February, A. D. 1906, at the hour of 8:0 o'clock p. m.. at the council chambers in the Library Building in the said city. The streets or parts of streets so proposed to be vacated are described as follows: All of Fourteenth street Iving south of the north line of Block 123 and north of the right of way of the Willmar and Sioux Falls Rail way Company all that portion of Twelfth street lying between Blocks 105 and 106 and between Blocks 104 and 107 as shown upon the plat filed with the said petition all of300,000. Eleventh street lying between Blocks 13 and 105 all of Pacific avenue Iving between Blocks 122 and 123, and between Blocks 106 and 107 and between Blocks 104 and 105 except the south half of said avenue Iv ing north of lots 1 to 7 both inclusive of Block 104: all that part of Benson avenue lying between Blocks 121 and 122 and be tween Blocks 107 and 10S except the south half of said avenue Iving north of lots 1, 2 and 3 of Block 103. Dated January 2nd, 1906. J- T. OTOS, City Clerk of the Citv of Willmar, Minnesota. 472 [First publication Dec. 27. ORDER. TO EXAMINE ACCOUNTS,ETC. STATE OF MINNESOTA, I County of Kandiyobi. In Probate Court. Dec.'26 1905. In the matter of the estate of Christen Aren son, deceased. On reading and filing the peti ion of Johan Ed vart Anderson, executor of the estateof Chis ten Arensm. deceased, representing, among other things, that he has fullv administered said estate, and praying that a time and place be fixed for examining and allowing the ac count of his administration, and for the as signment of the residue of said estate to the parties enti.led-thereto by law: It is Ordered, That said account be exam ined, and petition and application be beard, by this Court, on Tuesday the 23rd day of January, 1905, A. D.. at 10 o'clock a. m., at the probate office in Willmor in «aia county. And it is Further Ordered, Tbatnotice there of be given to all persons interested by pun ching this order once in each week for three sacces&ive weeks prior to said day of hearing in the S illmar Tribune, a weekly newspaper printed and published at Willmar in said coun ty Dated at Willmar the 26th day of December A. D. 1905. By the Court: [SEAL.] A. F. NORDIN, Judge of Probate. JOHN T. OTOS, ABSTRACTER AND CONVEYANCER Abstracts of Title to lands in Kan diyohi County furnished promptly, ^EAL ESTATE, INSURANCE AND STEAMSHIP TICKETS. Office la Bank of Willmar building. Phone 941 WTL.T.WAR. MTWT. 8 DAMES AND DAUGHTERS. One of the most successful design ers of stained glass windows in Ameri ca is Miss Mary Tillinghast of New York. Miss Archer, the daughter and heir ess of the late Fred Archer, the famous English jockey, has come of age and enters into possession of her fortune of about $600,000. Cornelia, countess of Craven, for merly Miss Bradley-Martin of New York, whose marriage at the age of Bixteen was a sensation some years Ago, is regarded as one of the best dressed women in England. Miss Rebecca Collier, the grand daughter of the late T. De Witt Tal tnage, is said to be weary of society's frivolities and to be pining for a chance to study law. Her father, grandfa ther and great-grandfather were Judges. Mrs. Abram Lansing of Albany, N. Y., will present Rome, N. Y., with a fine statue of General Peter Ganse voort, who was in command of Fort Stanwix at its siege during the early and troublous days in the Mohawk valley. Mrs. Lansing is a granddaugh ter of General Gansevoort. There is one woman in France—Mme. Dieulafoy—who has official permission to dress always as a man. She accom panies her husband on his famous travels of exploration in the east, and in the dim places where the two dis covered the palaces of -Darius I. and Artaxerxes II. it is safer to be a man than a woman. Margaret Jessie Chung, a sixteen year-old girl of Chinese parentage liv ing at Los Angeles, Cal., has become a newspaper reporter there. She Is teaching English in the Chinese colony of that city and for a year past has been secretary of a church memorial union. Miss Chung is American in spirit, dress and ambition. CHURCH AND CLERGY. The present pope Is the first pontiff of the Roman Catholic church to in dulge in cigars. Rev. William Howe, founder of the temple, Boston, and said to be the oldest Baptist clergyman living, will be a hundred years old on May 26, 1906. He lives at Cambridge, Mass. Archbishop Williams of Boston, who recently underwent a second operation for cataracts on his eyes, is at home with improved eyesight. His eyes are still weak, not having recovered from the effects of the operation. Rev. Frank Okazaki, pastor of the Japanese Baptist mission In Seattle, supported by leading Christian Japa nese residents, is planning to establish a colony for Immigrants from his coun try somewhere on Puget sound. The Rev. H. Olin Cady, now of Evanston, 111., who has been connected with Methodist missions in west China for the last nineteen years, has been retired with a pension by the board of managers of the Missionary society. GLEANINGS. In Germany it is the newcomer's duty to make the first social call. Antwerp's docks and wharfs are among the finest on the globe, and it Is spending $50,000,000 to improve them, although its population is only Actors are never stranded in Rus sia, because when a manager takes a company touring he must deposit with the government enough money to bring all safely home. Photographs of 25,704 criminals are pigeonholed at the central Berlin po lice office, an increase of 5,000 since 1900. Of these burglars are in the ma jority, with 4,318 photographs. Five Famous Trains and why you should use them. A Yt\ 4.00 pm 7.20 8.35 pm 11.00 pm To promote thrift the town council of Callenberg, Saxony, has decided to present every child at its birth with a savings bank book and a small deposit. No withdrawals will be allowed until the young depositor reaches the age of fourteen, except in case of death. THE WRITERS. Miss Marie Corelli is slowly writing: a new novel. She is reported to have chosen a very singular and beautiful subject for treatment. Mr. Arthur Morrison, the novelist, has a hobby—Japanese art. He is writ ing a book on "The Painters of Ja pan," and writing it with great pains taking in the pursuit of information. A statue to a British novelist is soon to be erected in North Devon. This is the Charles Kingsley memorial, for which a site at Bideford has been chosen. It was at Bideford that Kings ley wrote "Westward Ho." Gilbert Watson, the travel writer, began a novel when he was eleven years old. He has not finished It yet and probably never will complete that particular narrative. But he has been twice around the world and has seen most countries intimately. E A *Kj\J CL MW. To Milwaukee and.Chicago. Past the gi EXPRESS Chicago Pas the grand scenery of the Mississippi river by daylight. THE AFTERNOON EXPRESS To Dubuque. Rock Island and Chicago. Best train for lower Mississippi river points. E A S MAI To Milwaukee and Chicago. Fastest train from Twin Cities to Chicago. THE PIONEER LIMITED To Milwaukee and Chicago Preferred Train of all others for first-class travel to Chicago. THE NIGHT EXPRESS To Milwaukee and Chicago. Splendid Train for Late Night Travelers. LONGER, HIGHER AND WIDER BERTHS. FROM ST. PAUL EVERY DAY VIA THE Chicago Milwaukee & St. Paul Railway DIXON, Northwestern Passenger Agent Saint Panl S hi 1