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Instructions to Those That Attacked
the Peking Legations.
SHOWN BY DOCUMENTS FOUND
It la Said That the Plan Alao In-
eluded a Maaaaore at
Kmw York Sun Spmolml Sorvlom
Victoria, B. C, March 6.—According to
advices received by the Empress of In
dia, a northern correspondent of the Hong
kong Pre— states that it is reported from
fairly reliable sources that documents have
been found in Peking proving that the as
sailants of the legations during the siege
had instructions not to kill the inmates
but to take as many as possible alive, as
all prisoners were to be taken to the tem
ple of heaven and there put through the
process of being boiled.
it is also said that Li Kung Vi, viceroy
of Nanking had repeated instructions to
attack and massacre the residents of
Shanghai, and that had Tientsin fallen and
with it Peking, there is some reason to
that these instructions would have
"been carried out, that is as far as it lay
in the power of the Chinese.
CHECK TO REFORM
Reactionary Governor la Returned
to Hia lost.
*'«» Tork Sun Special Service
Shanghai, March 6. —The reactionary
governor Yu Ying Ling, who two months
ago was removed because he opposed
Viceroy Chang Chin Tung and was sym
pathetic with the Boxers, has been re-ap
pointed to his old position of governor of
Hupeh, with a residence at Wuchang, op
posite Hankow. He is now at court for an
imperial audience and has succeeded in
defeating the opposition of Chang Chih
Tung. He is much opposed to schools and
It is possible that his re-appointment
i* due to a desire to check eny sugges
tions of reforms by the viceroy and to
which the latter's friendly relations with
foreign nations, owing to the Chinese
fears of aggression in the Yangtse valley.
Yu Ying Ling was a close friend and
supporter of all the officials that have
been executed. The papers declare that
he is equally guilty with the condemned
His appointment shows that the portion
of the court is still uncertain. The pres
ent outlook for the viceroys' supporting
reform in answer to the imperial edict is
very poor. The viceroys seem to think
that the edict is perfunctory and that it
■was exacted by force.
REBELLION IS jiHOWI.\(i
Court Feart That the Rebel* May In
Victoria, B. C, March 6. — Chines©
papers received by the Empress, of India
say that in Kansu the Mohammedan revo
lution, of which the moving spirit is Gen
eral Tung Pu Siang, is growing. The
court, fearing the rebels may invade
Shensi, is 'talking of removing the capi
tal to Sze Chiang.
Shan Tung missionaries are planning to
return to their stations after the Chinese
It is said the villagers in the province
of Shensi are- eating human, flesh.
Court Will \ol Return.
London. March 6.—The Reuter Telegraph
company has received the following from Pe
king, dated March Z:
"Inquiry concerning the reports of Em
peror Kwang Hsu's return have elicted as
surances from Chinese officials that he has
not the remotest intention of leaving while
the present situation continues, and that it'
the powers persist in fortifying the legation
quarter, it is extremely probable that the
court will never return to Peking.
' Three Important Projects Started by
• <--"- • Munkatu Men.
Special to The Journal.
Mankato, - Minn., March 6.—Three proj
ects are lon foot for having a transfer
house in this city. Charles J. Macbeth
i is about to- use the packing-house prop
erty for this purpose.. J. E. Hickey,
Charles Sohn and W. H. Grof have or
" ganized under the name of the Mankato
1 Transfer company, and will erect a two
story building, 50x150 feet. Other men
are contemplating erecting a large build
ing and going into the business.
Henry Kortz has received word that
; his late wife's brother has left him a
farm in Germany, and he will soon go
' there and dispose of it.
The North Mankato council as its last
official actions, purchased a fine hook and
ladder truck to equip the newly organized
fire department there, and granted a
franchise to the Mankato Gas and Electric
Light company to extend its system across
A" vacant residence on North Broad
■treet, owned by John N. Hall, burned
early Sunday morning. The fire was of
incendiary origin.— James Cinch,
wife of the potsmaster of Garden City,
was buried Sunday.—The owners of the
Mankato Mineral Springs have partitioned
the property and the portion of the land
containing the springs goes to Nic Peter
HER BODY FOUND
Negro Ia Charged With Murdering
a White Girl.
Warrensburg, Mo., March 6.—Wisely,
colored, was placed in jail to-day at Knob
noster, ten miles east of Warrensburg,
charged with murdering Nellie Allen a
17-year-old white girl. The girl's body,
showing marks of violence, was found last
night in the middle of the street near
her mother's home.
CALLAHAN IS HELD
Alleged Cudahy Kidnapper Waive*
Omaha. March 6. — James Callahan,
charged with being connected with the
Cudahy kidnapping, to-day waived prelim
niary hearing and was held to the district
court in $7,000 bond.
BOY'S SEARCH FOR HIS MOTHER.
Special to The Journal.
Rochester, Minn., March 6.—Charles Chap
man, who for years has been living at Viola
with J. W. Chapman, by whom he was
adopted when a lad of 5 years, has gone to
Minneapolis to find his mother and sister,
who are believed to be living there. The
name of his mother is Dahlstrom. His father
was killed in a street car accident.—There
are said to be ten cases of smallpox in the
neighborhood of Elgin.—Rev. Loren A.
Clevenger of Minneapolis is meeting with
wonderful success in his revival work in the
First Baptist church in this city. Large
crowds greet him every evening.
Danger to health is especially great.
You can best prevent Illness by taking
Hood's Sarsaparilla to keep your blood
pure, sustain your appetite and build up
If you think you are attacked by the
grip or severe cold, the first and best
thing to do is to open the bowels with a
good dose of Hood's Pills.
These are good suggestions. If fol
lowed tbey may save you many ills and
And Hood's Pills make the best combina
tion of medicines ever deviaed.
Japan. Is Reported to Be Making
TO OPPOSE RUSSIA IN KOREA
Feeling Is Increasing; That Japan
v Moat Act Soon to Protect
Mow V*>* Sun SiMoiml Smrvlaa.
Victoria, B. C., March 6.—According to
news received by the steamer Empress of
India to-day, there Is much quiet prepara
tion in Japan for a seemingly impending
war. The encroachments of Russia in
Korea, thai power having marched her
armies over the frontier at the head
waters of the Tumen in pursuit of the
Boxers driven from Kirin and other north
ern points, at the same time seizing the
island of Han-To, at the mouth of the
Tumen, has given au impetus to the prep
arations, and the feeling is increasing that
Japan must soon act if she is to protect her
The Nichi Xichi Shimdun gives the in
formation that in connection with prepa
rations the Japanese government has de
cided to construct two new cruisers and
eighc fast torpedo destroyers.
SULTAN STILL HAS CREDIT
GERMAN SYNDICATE WILL LEND
But the Loan la Conditional on Or
dera for Arm* and Ammunition
to German Firms.
Constantinople, March 6.—lt is stated
here that an important German syndicate
has offered the porte a loan of 3,000,000
pounds, Turkish, to be granted by the
proceeds of a 6 per cent surtax on the
taxes of the empire, and a 2 per cent
surtax on inland Incomes dues.
The loan is conditioned upon future
orders for arms and ammunition to be
given to German firms.
BERNHARDT HUNTS DUCKS
SHE IS AX EXCELLENT WING SHOT
At New Orlean* She (ioei Out With
Louim Rapho and Baga
Mmw York Sun Spaolmi Smrwica
New Orleans, March 6.—When the "Di
vine Sarah" visits New Orleans she makes
it a point to Interview Louis Rapho, one
of the best known sportsmen of this sec
tion, and if possible to accompany him
on an expedition after ducks.
She and Rapho made their last hunt
yesterday. They started out at 2 o'clock
in the morning and hunted all the fore
noon at Chef Montour. Sarah did all the
shooting and got sixteen ducks. Rapho
handled the paddle.
Rapho said that Bernhardt was an ex
cellent wing shot. She handled her gun
in an exquisite fashion and rarely missed
BREACH OF PROMISE IS ALLEGED
Paper* Served: on the Duke on His*
Arrival With His Ameri- •-'
Liverpool, March 6.—On his arrival
here to-day with isr bride, formerly Miss
Zimmerman of Cincinnati, on the White
Star line steamer Oceanic from New York,
the Duke of Manchester was served with
a writ for an alleged breach of promise,
on complaint of Portia Knight of Liondon.
DAILY VOTE IN NEBRASKA.
Lincoln, Neb., March 6. —The following vote
was t^ken on United States senator to-day:
Allen, 50; W. H. Thompson. 49; D. E. Thomp
son, 36; Currie, 15; Meiklejohn, 28; Hinshaw,
19; Rose water. 14; scattering, C.
BARTENTER BUNCOED BY A KANSAN.
There was one veteran who attended the
G. A. R. encampment who refused to be be
guiled by the soft smiles or machinations
of gentlemen who had gold bricks for sale
or who desired to dispose of slightly shop
worn green goods at a low figure. The
"explosion on the lake front" had no fasci
nation for him, and if he did not return
to his rural home with some of the Chi
cago sharks' hard money it certainly was
not his fault, he probably lacked the op
The veteran, likely, was the only man
who visited Chicago during the encamp
ment who knew the secret of getting two
glasses of beer for five cents. He never
worked the game twice on the one barten
der; there are many saloons in Chicago.
The old fellow's plan was simplicity itself.
A writer for the Chronicle overhearing
him explain how he was beating the saloon
men out of free drinks without their know
ing it, followed him.
The old fellow headed a small .band of
.Kansas veterans into a State street saloon.
They were all thirsty and all wanted the
beverage that foams in the glass. The man
with the scheme drank all of his beer with
I the exception of a few drops in tha bottom
of the glass; when the fellow behind the
was not looking he brought his
half closed .right k&ni with a swoop down
the bar where the flies were congregating.
Quickly slapping his hand over his glass!
the veteran plunged an unfortunate fly into
the liquor where it began to swim around
and around. The old soldier called the
bartender, a look of supreme disgust
stamped on his sunburned face.
"Is this the kind of beer you give a fel
ler in this 'ere town?" he demanded.
"What's the trouble?" asked the bar
tender as he pulled the glass toward him.
"Liook at that fly," answered the schem
er in an aggrieved tone; "how do you
expect a feller to patronize a place like
this when you give him such a cold deal?"
The bartender apologized profusely and
immediately filled a clean glass with beer.
The old fellow drank the second glass with
an air of injured innocence and went forth
to continue his clever bunco game further
down the street.
THE ORIGIN OP THE SLAVS.
There has been considerable diversity of
opinion concerning the ethnic affinities of
the Slavs, and Zaborowski returns to the
subject in a recent number of the Bulle
tins et Memoires de la Societe d'Anthropo
logie. His view is that the Slavs belong
to the same race as the Celts of French
anthropologists, that is, being brunet
brachycephals, they are members of the
Alpine race. Their original home was
that which is still occupied by the south
ern Slavs between the Danube and the
Adriatic, and they were allied to the in
habitants of the Terramara of Emilia.
The northern Slavs migrated along the
valley of the Vistula and reached the
shores of the Baltic, where they developed
a civilization and introduced in this re
gion the practice of burning their dead,
which was previously unknown there;
they also brought with them metals and
glass. Wherever the Slavs migrated they
introduced the custom of Incineration, and
carried with them the characteristic metal
head rings, the ends of which terminated
in sigmoid curves. The settlement of
Venede, on the Baltic, dates back to the
fourth oentury B. C. The Baltic Slavs
were profoundly affected by the expansion
of the Germans, about the beginning of
our era, but. apparently not until the
eighth century A. D., did Slavs colonize
The Grip Cure That Does Care.'
Laxat Bromo-Quisioe removes cause.
THIS MIiSJ^KAPOLIS JOUKNAL.
PLOT AGAINST DIAZ
Alleged Conspiracy to Overthrow
the Mexican President.
HIGH PUBLIC OFFICIALS IN IT
Preaident'a lllueaa Said to Be Duo
to Polaonliiie by tbe ("on-
*mw York Sun Somolml Smrvioa
El Paso, Texas, March ti.—El Pro
gresista, a Spanish paper of this city, con
tains a long article from a correspondent
at Mexico City, which discloses an alleged
conspiracy to overthrow the Diaz govern
It says a powerful patriotic secret so
ciety, composed of many men holding high
public positions, has been organized to
bring about a revolution, and thai the
base of military operations and supplies
will be the Rio Grande border.
The writer alleges that President Diaz's
present illness is due to a poison adminis
tered by members of the society.
WAR ON IDAHO RANGES
CATTLEMEN ■ AGAINST « SHEEPMEN
Skeep Are Killed and Cattle Are Ran
I mil They Stampede—Pitched
Hmw rofk Sun Samoial Service.
Lewiston, Idaho, March 6. —Word has
been received from Qrangeville that the
trouble between the sheepmen and the
cattlemen has broken out again in the
Salmon river country, and that a pitched
battle with perhaps several violent deaths,
may be expected at any time.
The sheep camp of Jackson & Thompson
was attacked Sunday and a number of
sheep were killed. In reprisal herds of
cattle were run until they stampeded.
CATS CURE PNEUMONIA
HIDE APPLIED OVER THE LINGS
At Any Rate the Belief la Depleting
the Cat* in a Kansas Com-
Hmw York Sun Spmclal Sap *lorn
Tokepa, Kan., March —An epidemic of
pneumonia is raging in-Allen county, and
it seems certain to deplete the cats of that
region. It has been discovered that the
hide of a cat newly killed and applied
warm to the patient over their lungs has
wonderful powers in, allaying inflamma
In lola boys have killed more than 100
cats and sold the pelts for from $1 to $2
each. ' ' c
IOWA WOMAN CONTESTS IT
MISS MARY BEACH TOISEY'S WILL
Mr«, Rohrer of Council Bluff «
Want* a Share of the
New York, March 6.—Whether the for
tune of Miss Mary Beach Tousey, amount
ing to about a million dollars, is to go al
most entirely to religious and charitable
institutions, is the main question in the
contest over her -will before Commissioner
Sharp. Miss Tousey was 70 years old
when she died in March, 1899. She in
herited the most of her fortune from Sin
clair Tousey, the millionaire founder of
the American News company. Her will
■makes liberal provisions for institutions of
the Protestant Episcopal denomination.
Mrs. B. Rohr of Council Bluffs, la., is
the nearest surviving relative of Miss
Tousey, end she brought the contest. She
charges mental incapacity and undue in
DEATH OF WILLIAM QUINN.
Special to The Journal.
Hot Springs, S. D., March 6.—A telegram
was received to-day announcing the death of
William Quinn at Havre, Mont., from heart
disease. He was a son of the late Mrs. Ellen
Quinn, and his age about 40 years. He was
a member of Hastings division, Xo. 1, A. O.
H. At the time of his death he was in the
employ of the Great Northern road, leaving
here last spring. The remains wili be for
warded here for burial.
TIPS BY FLICKERTAIL EDITORS
Fargo Call—One of the things that cannot
be done—the cornering of the North Dakota
coal product. When a farmer can go down
stairs and knock a hole in the cellar wall
and come up with a scuttle of et>al there's
one combination he can give the loud guffaw.
Sheldon Progreas—Down at Oakes the kids
call old man Smith "a blessed old bald
headed benefactor." The old man converted
the Republican office into a skating rink in
an attempt to start a home made hot water
Grafton Record—The Minneapolis Journal
states that cucumbers will bring on the grip.
We have heard of a number of people who
have felt so.
Aneta Panorama—Again the old bewhis
kered rumor ia afloat concerning the organ
ization of a brass band.
Grafton Record—Last Saturday our coal
scuttle came out of the woodshed and saw
its shadow and has gone back to work for
six weeks more, if the coal bin isn't a "has
been" before the time is up.
Wahpeton Globe —A job on the supreme
bench Is very desirable, and every lawyer in
Fargo is figuring out his chances to succeed
Judge Wallin. A Richland count" candidate
came within one-half of a vote of landing a
supreme court nomination a few years ago
and he is still ambitious.
Bismarck Tribune—A correspondent of the
Oberon Reporter commends Senator Hans
brough's irrigation scheme and goes further.
He wants to drain the Mouse river into
Devils lake. This is equai to the proposi
tion to establish pumping stations along the
Missouri river to pump the water up on the
"divide" forty to fifty miles away and make
lakes and creeks Innumerable.
Wahpeton Globe—W. E. Davis in the Min
neapolis Journal questions the originality of
•the hifalutin' sentences in ex-Anting Gov
ernor Devine's Thanksgiving proclamation. It
was a bird of a proclamation, just the same,
and if Is juat possible that Private Secretary
Poole unintentionally omitted to add as an
enacting clause this old couplet: "We have
gathered the posies from other men's flow
ers; nothing but the thread that binds them
is ours." If Tom forgot that he ought to be
WALL STREET'S NEW TOY.
Fakirs in and about Wall street are very
busy just now supplying Stock Exchange
messengers, newsboys and office boys with
a new toy. It is made of tin in the shape
of a frog or cricket, and by a slight pres
sure on one end, very good imitation of the
croak of the former or the chirp of the
latter is produced. The noise is such that
one is almost led to believe that one is in
Norman's mania was something of a
stickler for propriety, and 3he was not a
little annoyed that it seemed impossible to
make the boy give his uncle's name the
customary handle. One day after the little
fellow had met with a severer reproof than
usual for this shortcoming of his, he said:
"I mean to be good, mama, but I don't see
why I should say Uncle Harry; I don't say
Uncle Papa, do I?"
What the State Press Is Saying
Governor Van sant is having more than
hf» share of trouble over the question of ap
pointments. Tha usual contingent of dis
appointed ours has been heard from and their
plaint attracts no particular attention or
■ympatby. But ■ general protest has gone
up from the republican press of the state
against the fecvernor'B recognition of the St.
Paul 'gang" and the appointment of Schiff
raan as oil inspector. The free lances have
had their say and, as usual, their remarks
are quoted with great g!ee by the. dtmorratic
papers. Sa.n La&gßS'a letter from the eap
'tol, is widely copied Langi.ni. although
holding an office as secretary of the senai >■, li
i.ever disposed to mince matters editorially.
lie declined to use the weekly letter of the
lepubliean press bureau, and used the occa«
sion to comment as follows:
With all due respect to the committee, we
beg to decline. The chairman is a personal
ami esteemed friend, as are many of the
members, but knowing the literary bureau
as we -do, presuming it is the same as during
the last campaign, we must forego the pleas
ure^) of drawing our political inspirations
irom that source. Then, to, election is over
and we propose 10 give our readers a little
rest along that Hue. Again, the letter re
ferred to is of the rankly partizau kind and in
the main intended to boom the political for
luner, of Governor Van Saut. This the Times
will flatly refuse to do. When the governor
uoes anything in a n official capaHty worthy
01 commendation, we shall be pleased to say
ho in our own simple way; but up to date
we have noted nothing remarkable, officially,
while politically he has made more blunders
than any governor since the days of Bill
-Merriam, who first gathered around him the
influences which wilh. slight variations have
constantly brought the party to the verge
or ruin in this state and will certainly pre
cipitate it into the abyss in the near future
it they be permitted to continue their man
agement of affairs political. These may be
unpleasant truths, but they are truths, nev
ertheless, and if the political strikers who
now appear to have the confidence of the
governor would save him and themselves
from political annihilation they should heed
the murmurs of discontent ere it is too late,
me party was saved by the &kin of its teeth
last tall, but there will be neither skin nor
teeth to save in iyo2 if the present grab game
A. N. Dars, ex-speaker of the house, ia
dorses Langum in the Elk River Star-Xews
Sam Langum, secretary of tne state senate,
writes some hot stuff home to his paper, the
Preston Times, and talks right out In meeting
regarding the political gang that have come
so near wrecking the republican party of
the state. It is not necessary to indorse
everything a free lance like Sam says, but
one csft come pretty near doing so without
going far astray. We like to see a man give
expression to his real views regardless of
where the chips fall, consequently we like
to read the Preston Times.
Senator Milier follows suit in the Luverne
It Is evident to all wTjo have any compre
hension of the political situation, present and
prospective, that the republican party of this
state must either rid itself of its present
self-constituted leadership or prepare for cer
tain and ignominious defeat at the next elec
tion. The republican elephant, has borne
some very heavy burdens but it is not strong
enough to carry the load which the Schiftman
crowd in St. Paul has placed upon it.
"Growler" Alien jumps on the administra
tion with hob-nailed boots. He says in the
Battle Lake Review:
In thirty-two years in politics in Minnesota
we have asked a favor but once, and then
for a friend, but we have noted a hundred
instances where newspaper men have worked
persistently to bring a man before the public
and finally landed him in some valuable
office, when the man rewarded was some pot
nouse politician and no notice was-ever taken
of the man who nrada it possible for the as
pirant to be elected. The recent distribution
of "fat takes" to a lot of bums and row
dies in St. Paul is a fair Illustration. Men
who wrote and spoke every night during the
campaign were turned down and the positions
they aspired to were given to some ward
heeler and bum who could not control his
own vote. Such work makes it possible to
elect a democratic governor of this state. It
has been, the condition of affairs for as long
as we can remember.
Editor Estes of the Madelia Messenger
hands out this rather doubtful indorsement:
Well, after all. Governor Van Sant has
made a pretty good lat of appointments, with
one or two exreptioi*, tftxoept as to location.
He has not made tear as many mistakes as
fncle- Pease writes from four to six
epigramma:i3 gibes at the administration
every week. This is his latest:
It's too bad that there are no more offices
for Governor Van Sant to distribute to Ram
Remembering his promise to give credit
where it is due, Langum said in his next
I promised, in a former letter, to com
mend the actions of Governor Van Sant when
ever he did anything worthy of commendation
without the assistance of nis literary bu
reau. I like his vigorous suppression of
the .Minneapolis prize fights, which were to
have taken place last Monday night under the'
guise of sparring matches. True, he only
enforced the laws as they appear on the
statute books, but he enforced them, and
for t'nis he should have .due credit.
Senator Johnson says in the St. Peter
John Lind has decided to locate in Minne
apolis. Of course the gossips attach some
political importance to his decision, but Mr.
Lind informed me a few weeks ago that he
had permanently retired from politics, and he
ONE MILL LIBRARY TAX
Wadena Likely to Vote One—What
Has Been Done.
Special to The Journal.
Wadena, Minn., March 6. —Wadena is so
much pleased in its short trial of a,sub
scription public library that it has de
termined to secure a permanent basis
for this desirable institution at the earli
est possible time. A petition has been
circulated asking that the question of a
1-mill library tax to be submitted to the vot
ers at the spring election. March 12. The
interested citizens feel confident of secur
ing consent to the tax, as women are en
titled to vote end they are already
aroused on the library question.
The great appreciation of the small
library recently started has encouraged
this movement to secure the tax per
mitted by the state law. The library as
sociation has been in existence just a year
and will hold its annual meeting on Tues
day. It was organized first to secure a
traveling library for the town, and as it
was found that none would be available
for several months, attention was turned
to making some provision in the interim
to keep up interest in the subject. A sub
scription was opened and this and a
library party yielded about $300, which
has been expended almost wholly in books.
The library now has 300 in volumes with
100 more ordered. In addition to its own
books it has a traveling library of fifty
volumes. It now has 217 local cards in
use and 63 for the traveling library.
The books are housed in a pleasant room
in the new National Bank building, for
which the rental of $60 was subscribed in
addition to the $300 for books. The room
is open Wednesday and Saturday after
noons and Saturday evenings and is man
aged by volunteer service. Miss Mabel
Whitney being librarian, while others in
terested assist when needed. As no ar
rangements have yet been made for read
ing-room privileges, the funds have been
expended almost wholly in books suited
for circulars, although a special donation
was invested in an encyclopedia, looking
to future needs.
The present officers if the association
are: President, Mrs. Frank C. Berry;
vice president, C. C Butturf; secretary,
J. Flett; treasurer, Mrs. H. Gehr; ex
ecutive committee, Mrs. George Whitney,
Mrs. C. E. Miller, and Dr. J. J. McKin
WHY SIPERIOR FEKIiS GOOD
Failure of the River and Harbor
Hili Does Not Affect It.
Special to The Journal.
West Superior, Wis., March 6.—Supe
rior and Duluth are away ahead on the
harbor proposition for the coming year.
This harbor will be the only one on the
great lakes where work can be done by
the government. The local harbor will
be worked under an appropriation made
in the civil sundry appropriation bill.
The head of the lakes congressmen, Mor-
meant it, 1 am sure. That he would profit
politically by the location is certain, but 1
predict that he is out of politics for some
The ropUDlicsn papers, however, are dis
posed to scoff at the ex-governor's declara
tion. The Lake Beutan News says:
John Llnd has again announced that he wil!
not under any consideration be a candidate
for governor again. This means, if his past
record means anything, that he is already
getting in position for nomination, it is the
old rallying <*ry that he has sounded for
The consensus of opinion among Minne
apolis politicians is that Llnd is sincere in his
wish to withdraw irom politics, but that be is
!:kely to be Rcoaevelted for the congressional
nomination next year.
The genwaS opinion of men conversant
with state affairs is that the present legisla
ture has up to the present made an excel
lent record, sucl if it makes no serious breaks
will have furnished excellent material for
the next state campaign. State Auditor Dunn
is well pleased with the way the legislature
has treated his ivcommcndations, aud is in
general satisfied with the progress made, lit;
So far, this legislature has made a record
to be proud of and hard to be improved on.
IT they keen on as well as they are doing
now, the session will close in a blaze of
glory. There is a disposition in both branches
to do the right thing, and i think they ure
The Renvil!<> Star-Farmer gives the legis
lature an indorsement such as it seldom gets
from the, country press:
So far there seems to be a marked differ
ence in the work of the legislature this year
than formerly, and the difference is a credit
to the present body. Heretofore the -whole
aim seemed to be to introduce bills initiat
ing new legislation without regard to its
practicability, thus piling up laws ou the
statutes that were really dead letters? This
year the attention of the members seema to
be drawn toward remedial legislation; In
other words, correcting errors of the past.
If it continue so to the end and adjourn in
four or five weeks after having rounded up
everything in good shape, they will receive
the warm plaudits of the people.
The country papers do not take the propo
sition for early adjournment of the legisla
ture seriously. The Brown County Journal
The movement is meeting with very little
support. The purpose of the early adjourn
ment was to give the legislature a chance to
be called in extra session next year to con
sider matters which will not be prepared for
action at this session. There is little likeli
hood that an early adjournment will be
taken. It is given out on good authority that
seventeen legislators swooned when the mat
ter was flrst mentioned to them.
A general demand is voiced by the country
press for tho Minneapolis primary election
law. The Lester Prairie Journal speaks its
convictions in the following:
,A primary election bill has been introduced
in the house which should pass, but we doubt
it, for it will probably be killed in the sen
ate, the graveyard of all meritorious bills.
It is about the same thing as was passed two
years ago for the benefit of Minneapolis alone
but it covers the whole state and takes iv
all of the offices except state offices. It is a
good measure and ought to au<l would be
come a law if the people, who are interested,
would demand it of their representatives and
write to them. They Vbuld not dare to re
fuse then and the bill would go through and
become a law without any trouble. Try it.
The Maranall Xews-Messenger is starting
a Dowliug boom-. Its editor says: \ ■
Speaker M. J. Dowling is about the big
gest success yet evolved from the present
legislature. Dowliug is making one of the
best records as a speaker of the Minnesota
house of representatives yet attained in that
body, and no more popular presiding officer
ever wielded a gavel. He is genial, cour
teous, eminently fair, ready for any and
every emergency, seeks no advantage for
himself, looks after the interests of all his
associates, aud, best of all, is brim full of
good nature all the time. There are about
150 members and officers in the house, aud
when the legislature adjourns there will be
that number of active politicans scattered
all over the slat© who will convince then
friends that there is nothing too good fur
M. J. Dowling.
Julius Schn ahl, chief clerk of the house,
analyzes the congressional situation iv the
new seventh district as follows, in the Red
wpod Falls Gazette:
This district, if finally made up, -will be
the scene of a big battleground between
Frank M. Eddy, the present seventh district
representative, who resides in Pope county
and will be in the new district, and probably
Hon. If. J. Dowling of Renvllle county, Sen
ator Ed Young of Swift county, Lyndon A.
Smith of Chippewa county and probably J.
F. Jacobson of Lac-qui-Parle. All of the
latter, it is said., have congressional aspira
tions, and they will put up a great fight for
Mr. Eddy's place, notwithstanding the fact
that Mr. Eddy is considered one of the ablest
men on the Minnesota delegation in con
gress to-day. The strongest opponent that
Mr. Eddy will have, it is conceded, is Mr.
Uowling, who possesses a political tact and
judgment that is responsible for his con
tinued rtse in politics.
The Wilkin County Gazette says of the new-
After using the influence of the St. Paul
Globe for the past four years to wreck the
democratic party, Jim Hill is now ready to
dispose of the plant for $liM),u(R>, of which
$30,000 is to be paid in cash and the remain
der on long time. From a democratic stand
point it will be impossible to create confi
dence in the paper while Hill holds an inter
est in it.
ris and Jenkins, also Senator Spooner,
saw the defeat of the river and harbor
bill to be a foregone conclusion, and ac
cordingly tacked on an appropriation to
the sundry civil bill. This bill was passed
at 5 o'clock Sunday morning. Other
harbors on the great lakes can expect
nothing until a year from next August,
which will be the time for the next ap
The Independent Scandinavian Work
ingmen"s association is making great
efforts to get things in shape for the
meeting of the grand lodge of Wisconsin
and Minnesota, to be held in this city
on July 26, 27 and 28. Committees are
even now hard at work.
Aivrfbed to Impure Vaccine.
Special to The Journal
Tyndall, S. D., March 6.—The illness of sev
eral persons of this town who were recently
vaccinated is ascribed to impure vaccine
None of the cases resulted fatally and all are
now improving. The physicians had used
every precaution in preouring vaccine and
are now making an investigation of the pres
ent source of supply.
Struck by a Stray Bullet.
Special to The Journal.
Black River Falls, Wis.. March 6.—While
Evan Hanson of the town of Irviiig was com
ing to this city yestterday he heard a rifle
crack and felt, something hit him In the
side. A :!S-caliber ball had passed through
two coats and his vest and lodged against
his trousers. The bullet was flattened and
Mr. Hanson thinks "his escape remarkable
He thinks it was a stray shot and not in
tended for him.—The Hub Reading Circle
gave its time here to inauguration ceremo
nies. The room was beautifully decorated
■with flags, bunting and flowers and every
thing savored of patriotism.
Good Tliiim for South Dakota Meu.
Special to The Journal.
Centerville, S. D., March 6.—The Southern
Oil company, lately organized in this city
has received a letter from its agents J E
Tomlinaon and R. F. Canniff, who recently
went to the new oil fields in Texas. They
report another "gusher" not many miles
from the first one; that a large lake of oil
is being formed and in the distance looks
like water; that ducks and geese light upon
it and die by the hundreds, not being able
to get out. The company has ieased a tra«-t
of luu acres and the outlook Is very encour
aging for large returns.
To Fight With the Boera.
Special to The Journal.
Lead. 3. L>., March a.—The Boers, of South
Africa, have captured a young man of this
city named William McWinney. Through
influential friends in the east, McVVinney suc
ceeded in being appointed first lieutenant of
one of the companies of the Boer army and
left tor Cuieago, where he will receive his
commission. He will get $125 per month
and travel pay. His father served in the
civil war and his grandfather In the revolu
tionary war. and he himself served with the
United Statea troops in Cuba.
Held l|t on a Principal Street.,
Special to The Journal.
Avon, S !)., March b.—Early in the evening
and ou the principal street of the town, John
Lucle, alias Black Jack, held up and robbed
WHiDJSKSDAY EVENING, MARCH 6, 1901:
! CATARRH THIRTY YEARS.
A Remarkable Experience of a Prominent
CONGRESSMAN MEEKISON GIVES PE-RU-NA A
CONQRESSfIAN MEEKISON, OF OHIO.
Hon. David Meekison is well known, not only in his own state, but throughout
America. He began his political career by serving four consecutive terms as mayor
of the town in which he lives, during which time he became widely known as the
founder of the Meekison bank of Napoleon, Ohio. He was elected to the fifty-fifth
congress by a very large majority, and is the acknowledged leader of his party in
his section of the state.
Only one flaw marred the otherwise complete success of this rising statesman.
Catarrh with its insidious approach and tenacious grasp, was his only imconquend
foe. For thirty years he waged unsuccessful warfare against this personal enemy.
At last Peruna came to the rescue, and he dictated the following letter to Dr. Hart
man as the result:
] 1 "I have used stverMl bottles of Peruna and feel greatly baaefited there
j! by from my catarrh of the head, I feel encouraged to believe that it I use
j it a short time longer I will be able te fully eradicate the disease of thirty
1 years' staadlnj. "David Meekison, Member of Congress.
Many people can tolerate slight ea
tarrhal affections. A little hoarseness,
a slight cough, a cold in the head, or a
trifling derangement of the digestive
organs, do not much disturb the average
person in his business.
But this is not true of the public
speaker or stage artist. iTis voice must
always be clear, lungs perfect, digestion
undisturbed. Hence the popularity of
Peruna among the leading actors and
actresses of this country.
They have come to regard Peruna as
indispensable to their success. Their
profession is so exacting that it requires
perfect health in every particular. They
regard Peruna as their friend and safe
Many letters are received from this
class of people. Miss Carrie Thomas, a
prominent actress of New York city, in
speaking of Peruna, says: "I have used
Peruna with splendid results. Would
not be without it. No money would hire
me to have a settled cold or chronic
cough, or hoarseness. Catarrh is the
most dreadful thing that could happen
to one of my profession. Peruna is my
shield and protector against this most
undesirable disease."—Carrie Thoma3.
The season of catching cold is upon
us. The cough and the sneeze and the
nasal twang is to be heard on every hand.
The origin of chronic catarrh, the most
common and dreadful of chronic diseases,
is a cold.
This is the way the chronic catarrh
generally begins, a person catches cold.
which hangs on longer than usual. The
cold generally starts in the head and
throat. Then follows sensitiveness of
the air passages which incline one to
catch cold very easily. At last the per
son has a cold all the while, seemingly,
more or less discharge from the nose,
hawking, spitting, frequent clearing of
the throat, nostrils stopped up, full feel
ing in the head, and*sore, inflamed throat.
The best time to treat catarrh is at the
very beginning. A bottle of Peruna
properly used, never fails to cure a com
mon cold, thus preventing chronic ca
Peter Frost. Lucie secured only 16 cents
from his victim. Both/ men were under the
influence of liquor at the time. So far Lucir>
has not been apprehended. Avon is one of
the new towns on the Charles Mix county
extension, of the Milwaukee, and is unincor
porated and without a marshal. As a result
of many lawless and disorderly acts a move
ment is on foot to have the town incorpo
Good Year for Tax Payment*.
Special to The Journal.
Deadwood,-S. D., March 6.—Tax payments
have been the best this year of aiy year
in the history of the county. People have
been ready with money and, up to the first
of this month, about $175,000 had been paid
in. Of this, the Homestake company paid
$60,000 and the two railway companies $12,000.
I'erham to Have a Creamery.
Special to The Journal.
Perham, Minu., March G.—The business
men of Perham have formed a co-partner
ship creamery company, with a capital of
$3,000. The contract has been let for the
erection of buildings, to be completed by
April 15, the machinery to be placed and
the plant in running order by May I. The
officers are: C. Pancratz. president; C. C.
llirks, vice-president; L. E. Dawson, secre
tary, and t\ W. Webber, treasurer.
Funeral of an Early Settler.
Special to The Journal.
Galesville, Wis. March 6—The funeral of
John Hayter, an early settler of the town
of Caledonia, was held to-day.—The debate
between the Galesville and Arcadia high
schools was won by the former.
Father and Son Bound Over.
Special to The Journal.
Hot Springs, S. D., March 6.—lsaac Tan
ner, an old-timer in the Hills, who is en
gaged in ranching, and lumbering in Custer
county, has been arrested and bound over
to the circuit court upon the charge of crim
inal assault upon his 11-year-old daughter.
His own wife was the complaining witness.
Tauner was placed under $600 bonds. His
son, John Tanner, was also arrested upon the
same charge, his victim being his niece and
but 11 years old. Tanner's sister entered
Divorce for Mr«. Wettvreu.
Spec!*] to The Journal.
Buffalo, Minn., March 4 —Mrs. Mary West
greu has been granted a divorce from her
husband, Daniel Westgren.—Judge Giddings
has filed his decision sustaining the appeal
taken by the taxpayers from the action of
the county board in allowing the claim of
.1. 11. Wendell for attorney's fees in the case
of the state vs. Joseph Boxell, tried for
Mrs. A. Snedeker, Cartersville. Oa ,
"I saw that your catarrh remedy, Pe
runa, was doing others so much good
that 1 thought I wouid try it and see
what it would do
for me. My case is
an old one, and 1
have none of the
acute sympto m 3
now, because I
have had the dis
ease so long that I
have none of the
aches and pains,
but a general run
down condition of
the whole body
sore nose and
throat and stom
ach. I had a good
appetite, but my
food did not nour-
ish my system. I
had come down Mrs. A. Snedeker
from 140 to about
75 pounds in weight. I now feel that I
am well of all my troubles "—Mrs \
While many people have been cured of
chronic catarrh by a. single bottle of
Peruna, yet, as a rule when the catarrh
becomes thoroughly fixed more than one
bottle is necessary to complete a cure.
Peruna has cured cases innumerable of
catarrh of twenty years' standing. It is
the best, if not the only internal remedy
for chrouic catarrh in existence.
But prevention is far better than cure.
Every parson subject to catching cold
should take Peruna at once at the slight
est symptom of cold or sore throat at
this season of the year and thus prevent
what is almost certain to end in chronic
If you do not derive prompt and satis
factory results from the use of Perum
write at once to Dr. Hartman, giving a
full statement of your case and he will
be pleased to give you his valuable ad
Address Dr. Hartman, President of The
Hartman Sanitarium, Columbus, Ohio.
THE WRONG LADDIE.
A gentleman on a walk from one of the
suburbs of Glasgow happened to call at a
farm house, where he was readily supplied
with a glass of milk. He offered the
woman sixpence,\but she declined all pay
ment. "I couldna' tak' money for 't," she
said in her own proud way. The gentle
man expressed his acknowledgement and
went on his way, but at the garden gat^
he detected a small boy playing. Surely
he thought, thie is the lady's son. So he
put his hand in his pocket and gave him
the sixpence, when he heard a shrill voice.
"That's na ma laddie, sir." Then there
was a pause, and the voice afterward re
sounded, this time directed toward a
small boy at the side door. "Gang oot.
Wullie, an' speak til the nice gentleman
at the gate."
"Uncle 'Rastus. I am sorry to hear you
say you like secret societies better than
you do the church."
'Hit's so, boss. Yo' kin b'long to as
many seekut 'cteties ez yo" got a mind to,
but yo' k'yarm jine mo' "n one church."
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