>l>atrrlona Shooting — A mysterious
ahooting affair took place Thursday in the
alley in the rear of the National Hotel. Two
ehots were fired, followed by a woman's
Bcream. The police, however, could learn
nothing of the cause of the disturbance.
Sarapsop'a Eighth Senalon — The
eighth session in the voluntary bankruptcy
«ase of C. W. Sampson, the Eureka nursery
man, was held yesterday before Referee
Merrirnan. As in former session the witness
has recalled fact* which he had hitherto
forgotten. It is probable that he will t>e
given one last opportunity to "remember"
at the time to which the case is continued,
(Jleanon Hang's On—James T. Gleason,
formerly erf the city clerk's staff, became
stenographer to the chief of the fire depart
ment the first of the year. Recently Chief
«'anterbury gave notice that he would like
his resignation. Gleason refused, but the
chief, nevertheless, engaged a successor. This
morning Gleason appeared before the tire de
partment committee of the council and stated
his case. He Insisted that his services could
be dispensed with only on the approval of
the committee. The settlement of the ques
tion was put over to the next meeting.
Thin la PaasliiK Strange — la the
course of a year a postmaster is the recipient
et many letters from those who do not know
whom to address when after information.
Postmaster Lovejav has received two letters
from girls In search of housework. They evi
dently do not know what a gold mine Minne
apolis is in that line. Mary Morris of Finley,
N. 1)., wishes the address of an employment
cMfioe, that ehe may obtain information in
regard to the price of housework in the city.
Another letter comes from an entirely differ
ent section of the country. Josephine Hughes
of Decatur, 111., wishes to find a place for
herself and her sister.
A HARD LIFE
The Kind Mrs. Annie Bauer Say»
Annie Bauer makes some sensational
allegations against Frank Bauer in her
complaint for divorce, filed this morning
in the district court. They -were married
at Dayton, Minn., Nov. 20, 1883. For the
last twelve years, she. alleges, he has
treated her In such a cruel and inhuman
manner as to subject her to grievous in-
Jury of body and mind. One of his faults
•was the "excessive drinking of intoxicat
ing liquors." She says he has been drunk
at intervals of a week for years past—
often three times a "week.
March 31. 1900. he "struck and other
vise so abused the defendant that she was
Rick several days. He called her vile
names and threatened to kill her." Again
Feb. 7 aad Feb. 14, 1901, he "tore her
clothes and struck her on the head more
than twenty times." She claims that she
is in constant danger of her life at her
Not content with abusing his wife, she
says that he varies the monotony by strik
dng the children, of 'whom there are eight,
the oldest being 16 years and the youngest
SOME OTHER DAY
I'nlifi- ANtwriatlon I>i»pute to Be
Vraueil I.liter. »
The arguments on the motion for an or
der restraining the Police Relief Associa
tion from paying out any more money to
withdrawing members, which were to have
been heard before Judge Pond this morn
ing, were continued for one week with the
understanding that they may be taken up
in the meantime if agreeable to both sides.
Out of the $40,000 in the association treas
ury, $10,000 has recently been withdrawn
Tdv policemen who upon severing their con
nection with the association have been al
lowed $250 each and the amount of the
fees each has paid In. Captain Jacob
Hem, of the North Side station, and others
T.ho are back of the motion for a re
straining order, claim that the withdrawals
are a scheme to deplete the treasury and
break up the association.
The association is having a hard row to
hoe. A large percentage of its revenue
has been received from the dog license tax
in the p*ast. Alderman Holmes introduced
a resolution at the meeting of the city
council last night the object of which is to
deprive the association of its 50 per cent
chare of the tax.
GROWS BIG ORANGES
The SucceHH of a Former Miuu.up
olitan P. A. Fletcher.
The Register of Whittler, Cal., calls at
tention to the signal success in fruit rais
ing of a recent Minneapolitan, F. A.
Fletcher. It says that a box of oranges
sent by Mr. Fletcher to that office sur
passed any ever seen in the state, the
oranges measuring 14 inches in circum
ference. Pomelos sent at the same time
measured 16 inches. It explains this as
follows: Mr.Fletcher gives dilligent and
intelligent care to his ranch, and as a re
sult the product of his entire orchard is
most satisfactory. From 600 trees he
harvested twenty-five tons of lemons at a
Bingle picking in December and another
crop is now mature. A remarkable product
of a part of his orchard was six boxes of
lemons from one tree at a single picking.
and forty boxes from twelve trees at one
Mr. and Mrs. R. L. Gifford of Minne
tonka are at the ranch, this winter with
Air. and Mrs. Fletcher. Mr. Gifford is a
.Minnesota grape grower.
A $60,000 SALE
Chute Brothers Flats Bring, a. Good
The flat buildings at Eighth avenue SE
and Fourth street, erected by Chute Broth
ers, were disposed of recently for $60 000
this consideration covering both the land
aud buildings. The Messrs. Chute re
ceived $14,000 for their land, which was
sold to John Edgar of Rochester Minn
■who also secured the flat buildings. It
-was erroneously stated in a morning pa
per recently that the sale amounted to but
$41,000, a price insufficient to pay the cost
of the flats alone.
CONTRACT FOR 60,000 CASES
Special to The Journal.
Chipepwa Falls, Wis., March 9—F G and
C. A. Stanley, of this city, hare been given
a contract for 60,000 cases lor packing canned
goods by the Chippewa Fails Canning com
pany. The order is to be filled in time for ttf*
shipment of this year's* output of the can
nery. AH of the cases will be neded this
year.—A serious wreck occurred at Curtjs
Bwenty-three cars were derailed while the)
train was running at a high rate of speed.
The cars were smashed and the track was
torn up. No one was injured.
MANNING'S STOCK SALE A SUCCESS
Special to The Journal.
Manning, lowa, March 9.—The stock sale
closed yesterday and the total receipts
amounted to $15,000. The highest price paid
for a single animal was $1,000 for a 2-year
old heifer owned by Ryan & Son. The animal
•won first prize at the Kansas City stock show.
$4,500 FOR UNKEPT PROMISES.
Special to The Journal.
Mt. Pleasant, lowa, March 9.—Miss Nellie
Harriman was given a verdict of $4,500 in
the district court in. her suit against Joseph
Layman for breach of promise.
SHAME ON HIM.
"Harry is so well posted on this South
African war," said young Mrs. Kidder,
"and he just loves to discuss it with me,
because, he says, I have such an intelli
gent conception of It."
■Is that so?" said her friend.
'eYs, and last night he explained in de
tail how the Swiss navy, in command of
General De Bility, was going to heip the
A LIE NAILED.
There was a committee to wait upon the
legislator when he got home.
"It is generally reported," said the
spokesman, "that you got your share of
the money used to elect the United States
"It's a lie!" he <;ried.
"Ah! then the public has been misin
•That's what! I know of half a dozen
fellows that got more'n me "
MR. SOUSA ABROAD
The Great Leader Talks of His For-
HOW HE PLEASED THE FRENCH
A Very 1 npleatMtnt Kiioom liter With
a I'nrUiun ltm|l|W In
John Philip Sousa, composer of march
music and famous the "world over as band
director, is what the American newspaper
man would term "a genial soul." He says
he does not believe in serious Christians
or serious band leaders. Sousa is pleased
with the reception given American compo
sitions and his band in European cities.
The purely American compositions which we
played ou our European trip met with favor
when the compositions which suggested even
imitation or reproduction of European writ
ing did not.
We were a success in Paris because we were
honest, and because we were thoroughly
American. The rapidity with which we dis
posed of a long program, our readiness in iv
spouding to encores, and the general life of
the entertainment suited the French.
Iftyti !■■!■ I'ereltiluii.
One of the French journals referred to our
work as "eye-lash precision." Another
termed us "the electrical band."
We went to Europe to give them a touch
of real American music. We interpreted the
best work of American composers and I look
upon the result as a compliment to the Ameri
can writer of music. We simply said, "Here
we are, where do we belong?" 1 am well
pleased with the result.
I. 8. Becoming Independent.
In musical composition America is begin
ning to be independent. We have writers
in this country iv both heavy and light
composition who write with as much force as
any in the world. There are no better
harmonists tbua McDowell, Payne, Dudley
Bunk, Chadwick and several others that I
might meution. These men are Americans,
purely so. McDowell's ■'American Sweet"
was very popular with Paris audiences.
"Sheridan's Ride" pleased them greatly.
What the Germans would cal lour folk songs,
such compositions as "Suwanee River," were
also well received. These are v.s purely
American as Schubert's Serenade is German.
Sousa's band is returning from a trip to
the Pacific coast. The organization begins
its next European tour Sept. 15, opening
first at the Glasgow exposition where it
will remain a month. Afterwards a tour
of Great Britain will be made. A member
of the Smith family, many of whom Mr.
Sousa says he meets on his travels, writes
from Florence. Italy, and requests that the
band visit that sunny clime before its re
A French Interview.
Mr. Sousa tells of an experience with
Paris newspaper men. He had jus.t arrived
in the capital when he was called upon by
a representative of one of the papers. He
was asked pointedly how his band would
compare with "The Garde Republique, the
"Garde Republique" being the pet band of
France. Mr. Sousa naturally avoided a
direct answer by saying many nice things
of the French organization. The paper the
next day passed him a different article.
It stated that Sousa had said: "My band
is far superior to the Garde Republique,
The journal went on to state that when
an American wants to accentuate a state
ment he usually closes with goddamn.
Sousa says that when he met the leader of
the Garde Republique at the club that aft
ernoon it tok him fully two hours to con
vince the Frenchman that the newspaper
man had misquoted him.
Sousa and his band appear at the Ly
ceu.n this eve Ling.
BIGGEST BATTLESHIP AFLOAT
She It* for Japan and Han Just Been
Launched in England.
A new Japanese battleship, which is to
be named Mikasa, and which, when com
pleted for sea, will be the largest and
most powerful battleship afloat, will be
launched to-day from the yard of Vickers
Sons & Maxim, Barrow-in-Furness. She
is, roughly speaking, a sister ship to the
Asahi and Hatsuse which ships she re
sembles in tlie matter of displacement,
dimensions and armament, though there
are important divergencies which tend to
make her of special interest. Her di
mensions are as follows: Length be
tween perpendiculars, 400 feet, the over
all length being 432 feet; her beam is j
76 feet, and at a draught of 27 feet 2
inches her displacement is about 15,150 |
tons. The engines will develop 15,000
horsepower, calculated to obtain her a
speed of eighteen knots. Her normal
coal supply will be 700 tons, with ca
pacity for 1,400 tons, which will allow her
traveling about 9,000 miles at a speed of
ten knots before replenishing her hunk
ers. The engines will be of the triple
expansion type, with three cylinders, and
there will be twenty-five Belleville boil
ers with economizers fitted to each.
The Mikasa is protected by a complete
armored belt, consisting of Harveyized
nickel steel of Vickers manufacture of
nine-inch thickness, over a space of 150
feet amidships, covering the vital portions
of the vessel. This is continued fore and
aft by armor tapering from seven inches
to four inches, terminated at the after end
by a six-inch bulkhead, thus forming a
complete protection over the entire water
line of the ship. The belt extends from
nve feet three inches below the water line
to two feet six inches above, and is there
met by the six-Inch citadel armor, which
continues the protection from the top of
the belt to the upper deck. The citadel
comprises the. chief departure from the
ordinary practice in the design of this
shJp, as besides protecting the space be
tween the belt and the main deck battery
It takes the place of the ordinary arrange
ment of casements usually found In
British and foreign battleships, and en
tirely protects the six-inch guns on the
The advantage of this arrangement over
casemates will be seen when it is consid
ered that throughout the whole of the
center portion of the ship the crew are
< protected from injury when working the
i guns, while the gun positions themselves
; are equally protected in front as In the
casement arrangement, and are indefinite
ly less vulnerable In the rears, which are
protected now by the six-inch armor on
the opposite side of the ship, as well as
by the thick steel bulkheads which di
vide the gun positions one from another.
The conning tower is protected by four
teen-incb armor, and the observer tower
aft by three inches of armor.
In addition to the above protection
there is a protective deck below the main
deck, which extends throughout the whole
length of the ship, and consists of two
inches of armor on the flats and three
inches on the slopes. The heavy arma
ment is represented by four 12-inch
breechloading guns mounted in pairs for
ward and aft. These are placed in ar
mored barbettes, fourteen inches thick
above the upper deck and ten Inches be
low, where they are covered by the screen
'bulkhead. The heavy quick-firing arma
ment is composed of fourteen 6-inch guns,
ten of them mounted in the armored cita
-del above described, and four of them
mounted on the upper deck In casements.
In addition to these there are twenty 12
--pounders, eight 3-pounders and four 2*£
ipounders, all quick-firing guns; and the
torpedo equipment consists of four sub
merged tubs, two forward and two aft.
The weight of metal discharged by this
armament in one minute is 11% tons, rep
resenting a striking energy 0f1,337,130 foot
tons, while the weight of metal discharges
from the guns available on one broadside
in a minute is "i 1/? tons, giving a striking
energy of just under 1,000,000 foot tons.
The ship is divided very thoroughly by
water-tight compartments, thus giving her
all the possible protection against sub
marine attack or accident. The Mikasa
is the second battleship launched from the
Vickers yard during the last two years,
and Is the forty-seventh warship built at
the Naval Construction Works
THE MINNEAPOLIS .TOURNAi;.
WASHINGTON STATE MILL
CROSBYS TO 111 11.11 AT KVKHKTT
Location of a Branch Plant Maid to
tie an (•i>uil hn Settled—
Special to The Journal.
Tacoma, Wash.. March 9.—The city of
Everett is claiming that the Crosby Mill
ing company of Minneapolis will erect in
that city one of the largest mills on the
Pacific coast. For several weeks past it
has been known that the company had an
agent in this part of the country looking
for a site. Nearly all the cities have been
looked over as far eaat as Spokane, but
upon good authority it is stated that a
recommendation has been made by the
agent that the plant be built at Everett.
It is further stated that while it has not
been announced, and probably will not be
for several days yet, the Everett I^and
company has been asked for an option on
a site for the mill and that it has been
given. Therefore those who are In a posi
tion to know what is going on are of the
opinion the matter is practically settled
and that it will only be a short time until
official confirmation has been had.
In this connection it is said that J. J.
Hill of the Great Northern, has been
mainly instrumental in having the plant
consider a location at that point, it is
stated that long before the representa
tive of the firm came out here there was
a correspondence between Mr. Hill and
the officials of the land company, in which
he is one of the principal stockholders,
on the subject, and that it was well un
derstood what the flour company would
require before the agent put in an ap
pearance. The negotiations have been
kept a strict secret for various reasons,
but enough has leaked out, it is said, to
make it almost certain that the deal will
be closed, and that by next season the
mill will have a large branch at Everett.
BRYAN GROWS WASPISH
RAILROADS KILI.KD THE CABAL
Deadlock in \«* lint* kit Also Due to
the KullroadM, He
New York, March 9.—William J. Bryan
arrived here from Buffalo to-day. He
said in an ntervew:
"It looks as if the Nicaragua canal
porject had fallen through: the trans
continental railorads and the MeKinley
administration are responsible. The rail
roads were afraid that if the water was
used for the canal there would not be
enough left for their stocks.
"If the republican party makes uo more
progress in the next four years than it
made in the last four. It will soon reach
"This big steel combination is but an
other illustration of the trusts we fought
in the last campaign. The tendency is
to still further and larger consolidations
"The deadlock in the Nebraska legisla
ture? Oh, yes, that is easily explained.
You see, there are only two senatorships
at the disposal of the state, and there
are more than two railroads. Each rail
road can't have a senator, therefore trou
They Are the Sources of Both I'leas*
snre and Profit.
Xew York Tribune.
Well-bound scrap books, containing
photographs taken by the giver, and cuts,
clippings and typewritten quotations
suited to the taste of the recipient, are
among the newest things for Christmas
presents. One intended for the mother
and a family of little ones contains rhymes
and jingles, pictures and stories. Another
for a teacher, is devoted to nature sub
jects. For a young theater goer, pictures
and stories of actors and actresses have
been gathered and attractively mounted
in a half Russia volume. The clipping file,
which threatened to replace the old-fash
ioned scrap book, failed as a substitute,
and is now used- for purely practical pur
poses. Scrap book making is one of the
fads with which a coterie of women be
guile leisure hours. A woman, a pupil of
Mary Lyon, in the early days of Mt. Holy
oke, is responsible for the innocent pas
time, which is not without its permanent
advantages. Long before photographs
were even known, pictures were common.
A schoolgirl who is now a grandmother
began to save the few illustrations of
I notables, historic landmarks and works of
I art that came in her way, and has con-
I tinued the habit zealously. The pictures,
beginning as they did fifty years ago, and
continuing through the present era of
generously illustrated tourist books and
catalogues, magazines and newspapers,
furnish an interesting hi&tory of illus
trative art. Her children, grand children
and friends have adapted the idea to their
own tastes, and many are the innovations
which they have Introduced.
One scrap book, perhaps, excels all oth
ers in originality. A woman who is now
middle aged began in girlhood to amuse
herself by planning houses and saving ev
erything bearing on the subject that she
could find. To this day, '"when life looks
gray," she busies herself in planning her
ideal home, introducing into it innovations
suggested by her scrap book or by her own
fertile mind. She has, indeed, come to be
an authority on modern residence archi
tecture, and many are the homes among
her friends that owe their beauty, conven
ience and sanitation to her suggestions.
Another woman makes a specialty of
portraits of actors and musicians, and an
other of authors and painters. One, an in
valid, saves pictures of castles, cathedrals
and landscapes, culled from magazines and
tourist books sent to her by friends. Be
sides the pictures she has scores of famous
speeches, everyday facts and bits of senti
ment in poetry and prose.
A series of scrap books kept patiently
up to date by a Brooklyn woman contains
a record of important events, accounts of
prominent people and descriptions of his
toric landmarks, all illustrated by cuts
from periodicals of various kinds and all
pertaining to this city. One of the unique
ideas in these books is the record of the
Spanish-American war in cartoon, pre
served In a huge tome by a literary
An "All the Year" scrap book, originat
ed by a young girl, has been imitated by
a number of her friends. These scrap
books are of the largest dimensions, and
are divided into sections which are vari
ously headed "Rainy Days." "Sunshiny
Days," "Windy Days," "Gray Days,"
"Bleak Days," etc. In each department
are pasted clippings and pictures, the lat
ter often being photographs adapted to the
Nature scrap books, containing every
thing of interest on nature subjects, are
the latest departures. Pressed flowers,
ferns, leaves, photographs and original
drawings are used in them.
Said a veritable "scrap book fiend" the
other day: "It is not so much the saving
of clippings arid pictures for future use
or enjoyment that recommends the habit
as the fact that the act of cutting and fil
ing impresses the thing upon ones mind,
making it one's very own. Once I have
cut oui a picture of anything, with its lit
tle story, I have gained an interest in the
original that is an aid to further study of
For children the pastepot and scissors,
every mother knows, furnish no end of en
tertainment. Ellen Ruby Perry, in the
Mothers' Journal, says:
"If you have never known the joy of
making a scrap book, begin to-day. Make
one for yourself and your children, with
the help of the little people, and make
one for some other mother. The little
ones can find children in the hospitals, the
orphans' homes, in the families or mis
sionaries and the tenement houses, with
hands outstretched to receive them.
"Good is best when soonest wrought,
Lingering labors come to naught.
"Therefore, do not delay. Make each
scrap book do the work of a missionary Jn
the home which it enters."
SENATE PASSES IT
Reapportionment Bill Goes Through
REDWOOD AMENDMENT CARRIED
The lioutte Will Probably Ilecede
ami the mil Become
(For full account of reapportionment de
bate In the house, see page 13.) •'-
The passage ■ of the house -reappor
tionment.'bill was reported to the sen
ate as soon as it met yesterday afternoon,
aDd on motion of Senator Daugherty it
was substituted for the senate bill, the
two being Identical. The senate went
into committee of the whole with Sena
tor Greer in the chair.
Senator Wilson took up the cudgels for
Hennepin county and presented' an
amendment, dividing Hennepin ' county
along the line of the river and adding
the East Side to the eighth or Duluth
district. He presented a forceful argu
ment against the injustice of the bill.
and stated that his amendment would just
about equalize the population of the two
districts. Senator Daugherty followed in
defense of the committee plan.
Senator Wilson's amendment was voted
down. He called for a division and sev
eral democrats voted with the Hennepln
delegation for the amendment, which re
ceived 14 votes. General Wilson said:
"I knew I might as well be talking to a
lot of Egyptian mummies." Senator Ives,
who talked in support of the amendment,
said the apportionment was unjust, that he
would like it better if Chlsago county was
cut off from the fourth district, making it
somewhere noar the right size.
Senator Soniervllle then presented his
amendment leaving Redwood county in
the second district and Waseea in the
Redwood Wins Out.
Senator Somerville's amendment was
carried with hardly a dissenting voice and
the bill then passed as amended. It will
go to a conference committee and the
house will probably yield to the amend
ment. This will finally dispose of the re
The Latent anil Also an Inexpensive
< lire fur UlieuiiuitiKiii.
New York Journal.
There is an inexpensive cure for rheu
matism which ip rarely tried and will
never be popular. It is the sting of the
bee, the ordinary every day bee that flits
from flower to flower in the summer and
packs honey on its limbs and in its tiny
ducts, working like a Trojan every day
of its life. The sting of the bee is not
pleasant, and it is a thing which children
never cry for; but for those pains on the
i joints and down the small of your back
it is a sure cure.
These are the sentiments of George L.
Hart, an enthusiastic member of the
Worcester (Mass, i County Beekeepers' as
sociation. Mr. Hart does not speak from
hearsay or belief, and not from the brief
experience of a few months or even a
year. The testimonial of a man who has
tried two bottles and thinks his mixture
the best that ever was palls beside the
test which Mr. Hart has made, and the
calm assurance with which he makes
claim for his beloved bees.
Speaking to a reporter he said: "I
know what 1 am talking about when I
say that there is no medicine on earth
like the sting of a bee. This is no fad
with me, lightly picked up and ranted
about for a time, to be exchanged for
some new whim when the fit strikes me,
as is the case with the patent medicine
fiend. It is more than twenty-nve years
since I found out what a blessing to suf
fering mankind the bee sting can be, and
for twenty-five years I have been an al
most constant patient of my little phy
"It took me in the wrist one day, and
though I was in pain I went from home
and visited a man who had a couple of
colonies on his place. It was swarming
time and the little fellows were not in
the best of humor. I was a stranger and
they resented my presence in a way I
shall never forget. My face was covered;
but one fellow got on my hand, the others
came in a cluster and they dug in hard
and deep. I was a pretty sight. Both
hands swelled up to twice their size, but
when the pain of the bees' stings died
away I noticed that the rheumatism was
gone. It didn't come back for a good
time, and it at last struck me that per
haps the bees had something to do with
"I thought it was worth an experiment
and the next time I had a bad attack of
rheumatism I went over to my neighbor's
and allowed myself to be stung in the
same way again.
"When the sting worked a second time
I labeled it in my mind a cure. I bought
a colony for myself, and from that day
to this I have never been without them.
"I use the greatest care when I take
my medicine. I cover my face up with the
ordinary beekeepers' veil. It is not that
I would object to a sting there any more
than I would any other part of my body,
but I would not care to be stung on the
lips and have a swollen mouth, and a
sting in the eye might 'blind me, while
one immediately near would, I suppose,
swell me up so that for a time I couldn't
see. So I take the stings always on my
hands, where the swelling is little and
the discomfort and inconvenience are
"I not only have the proof that bees'
stings have done me good, but I have the
absolute proof that they are necessary to
me to keep me from rheumatism. I tested
this. Some years ago I began to put
some belief in the talk of my neighbors,
that perhaps I was doing something un
necessary and that I might be taking my
medicine and having a cure all to myself
when there was not c trace of rheumatism
in me. Everything went, along all right
for a year, but in the second the old
twinges came back. I paid little atten
tion to this till I was laid up once more,
and began to suffer as I had in the years
before I made my discovery.
"There was only cne thing to do and I
did it. I tried the old cure and it fixed
me up in a short time, just as it did
before. You may depend upon it that I
have never neglected my bees and bee
TWO OF A NAME IN ONE FAMILY.
Notes and Queries.
This occurrence is not of extreme rar
ity. I have five daughters who have the
same name, viz., Angharad, their full
names being (1) Ruby Angharad Ger
trude, (2) Irene Clare Angharad. (3)
Phyllis Gwenllian Angharad, (4) Rosa
mund Angharad Kathleen, and (5) Sybil
Helen Angharad, all being named after
a literary relative. I have seen it
stated in print that a noted sausage
maker in the city has three sons, named
William the first, William the second
and William the third, which is very
odd if true.
NO ROOM FOR DOUBT.
Miss Fitte—ls he an author of dis
DeWitte—Well, they say he's out of
A Bountiful Hosiery Shower
One of the numerous St. Paul young la die* who have become brides recently. In
accordance with the shower custom now so prevalent, was made the object of "all
sorts of showers. Among these was a hosiery shower—that's what It was whether
that is the society name for it or not—and the friends of the new bride are won
dering just what she is going to do with the bountiful downpour.
After the affair was all over and the happy company departed the young lady
and her mama took an invoice and found that a total of 128 beautiful pairs of dainty
footwear had been received. It has been reported that this breaks the record, but,'
as there is no law compelling the publication of statistics of this sort, there is no
way of proving this assertion.
BACTERIA IN WATER
City Is Now Getting Much Impure
THE WEST SIDE PUMPING STATION
It Hum to Be Called On Because of a
Breakdown at the North
The Minneapolis health department is
accustomed to have about as many prob
lems on its hands at this time of the year
as it can well handle. This fact, how
ever, will not be allowed to divert in the
least Health Commissioner Hall from his
plan to do all in his official power to as
sure Minneapolis of the best possible water
It frequently happens that one. of the
pumps at the Xorth Side station has to be
taken apart for repairs. This is a tedi
ous task, and in the meantime it is neces
sary to put the West Side station io
operation to supplement the work of the
remaining pumps. One of the North Side
pumps ha 3 been undergoing repairs now
since the second week in January and the
city water has been liberally diluted dur
ing the weeks since with the article
pumped by the lower station. The fre
quent reports of the health department
bacteriologist show that the water taken
from the river at the West Side station is
unfit to be used for drinking purposes,
and the facts of typhoid fever in the city
bear out this view.
A day or two ago Health Commissioner
Hall decided that the situation called for
some effrona on his part, looking to a
change of policy. He got his figures to
gether this morning showing the relative
merits of the water coming from the two
stations, also the corroborative facts of
the typhoid reports, and was prepared to
go before the city council at to-night's
meeting and make a strong plea for ac
On the representation of Supervisor Mc-
Connell of the water department, however,
that the dismantled pump would be in
operation again now very shortly, Dr. Hall
was induced to hold off for the time be
ing and await developments. He declares,
however, that he is going to follow the
matter up and pound his hardest for a
better water supply in Minneapolis. The
present conditions cannot continue much
longer without serious results to the health
,of the city, he contends.
The March report of Dr. Corbett. the
department's bacteriologist, shows 640
specimens of bacteria to the cubic centi
meter of water taken from the north side
station, against 1,152 at the west side sta
tion. The figures for February were 1,344
and 3,200 respectively, and on a second
examination that month 646 and 1,728.
In October last the figures were 300 and
1,778, and in July 774 and 14,784. After
sedimentation in the reservoir the north
side water is improved materially.
Dr. Hall's contention is that the lower
pumping station must be discontinued at
the earliest possible moment, and to that
end the council should allow nothing to
delay the construction of the proposed
new pumping station in northeast Minne
HAS HEARD ANTS TALK
So Think* a French VaturaliMt. and
His Kciimoii^ for Hia Belief.
Sir John Lubbock, as well as many other
scientists, has, of course, studied the ant,
but it has been given to a Frenchman, a
M. Ferel, to make a discovery as re
gards ants that 1 proves them to be pos
sessed of an intelligence far greater than
has been hitherto supposed.
And this discovery is nothing more or
less than that ants are capable of pro
ducing sounds intelligible to their fellows,
and even audible to our ears—in other
words, that they converse with one an
The way M. Fere proved this was as
He made a glass funnel one end smaller
than the other, which he placed, the small
end downward, in the center of a
square of plain glass six inches wide,
fitting closely enough to prevent the little
insects from crawling out underneath.
He then took a number of ants in a
bunch about the size of an ordinary horse
chestnut, 'free from any foreign sub
stances, and, lifting up the funnel, dropped
the cluster of insects inside.
While the ants were still in a state of
bewilderment, and before any of them
could reach the edges of the glass, the ex
perimenter covered it with another
square, similar to the one already in use,
"which had been surrounded a short dis
tance from its edge by a rim of putty.
This effectually confined the little in
sects and prevented their being crushed.
The two plates of glass were then
pressed together to within, approximately,
the thickness of an ant's body, but closer
on one side than on the other, so as to
hold some fast and incapable of moving,
■while others could move about in their
narrow prison where they liked.
On applying this box of ants to the ear,
as though it had been a watch, M. Ferel
was astonished to hear a regular and con
tinuous buzzing noise, somewhat similar
to the sound made by water when boil
ing in an open vessel, though sometimes a
note higher would be struck by one or an
other of the ants.
Further study of the box of prisoners
revealed many interesting facts. The free
ants were seen to advance to the sides
of the ones that could not move, and to
endeavor with all their stength to re
lease the prisoners. It was then that the
sounds made by the ants became louder
and more stringent. It was evident that
these sounds conveyed some meaning, for
a palpable difference was to be found in
the minute utterances, which must have
been intelligible to the tiny captives.
Then came the problem. How was the
sound made? M. Ferel proceeded to at
once make minute investigations, and sub
mitted live ants to the scrutiny of a very
Here, again, an interesting discovery
was in store for the investigator. The
sides of the little insects were found to be
In on-e particular place rough and scaly,
resembling—though of, course, on a tiny
seale —the teeth of a saw. It was by rub
bing this that the ant made the sound that
had rewarded the scientist's research.
M. Ferel then took a couple of ants and
confined them in the glass box already
described, imprisoning the one and giving
the other liberty to move.
The ant that had fre use of his limbs
became at once intensely excited. It
rushed about, making what must have
been —taking into consideration the com
parative size of a man and an ant —a ter
rible noise. The modulations of the in
(sect's mode of expression were plainly
I heard by the scientist.
THOUGHT IT WAS ABBREVIATED.
"Our grocer's mnd never rises above
"I sent him an order recently, and, just
for the novelty of it, dated it thus: '1-5-
"Well, he sent us 15 pounds of mince
Bones —Whar am de safes' place to take
Tambo —Whar am the safes' place, etc.?
Bones —Why, to the doctor's of course.
SATURDAY EVENING, MARCH 9, 1901.
SAYS THEY DID RIGHT
Roger Vail Agrees With Irishmen
A TRICK WAS PLAYED ON THEM
The Game Wait to Ruhli Through ft
Hill Without f'roiniited
Roger Vail, associate editor of the Irish
Standard, has decided views on the affair
in the English house of commons yester
day morning when sixteen Irish members
were dragged from the floor iuto the
street by policemen. He said:
It 1 understand this matter, there is a bill
for educational interests, involving $85,000,0<W,
under consideration in the British parliament!
and J1u.000.000 of that is for Ireland. There
was au understanding that the British fea
tures of the bill would be left to the British
members without any interference from the
Irish members, and that when it came to
the Irish part, a discussion would be had by
the Irish members. The debate was going on
en ihe English part and the Irish leaders
didn't rupporc that they would get through
with that, and left the bouse, leaving about
thirty or foriy of their folowers behind. At
midnight Arthur J. Balfour, tory leader of
the house, cloture the bill and shut off the
debate without giving the Irish members a
chance to say a word in regard to the part
affecting their own interests. They were In
dignant and refused to get into the division
lobbies to vote on the measure. When six
teen of them were named for expulsion for
refusing to go into the lobbies, they refused
to leave, and so the row began.
Xow, so long as the Irish people are de
prived of a parliament of their own, and so
long as Ireland is considered an integral pan
of the United Kingdom and has to send
members to a foreign parliament, these mem
bers are entitled to aa much consideration
as those from England and Scotland, but the
British plan seems to ignore the claims of
the Irish part, although Ireland is taxed for
the war in South Africa and for imperial ex
penses, and is already overtaxed. According
to the report of the royal commission ap
pointed by the British parliament, composed
of Englishmen and Scotchmen and Irishmen,
it was overtaxed $12,500,000 per annum during
the reign of Queen Victoria.
If England is not pleased with the conduct
of the Irish in attending to the rights of their
country in parliament, let it give the Irish
what Gladstone tried to give them, a parlia
ment in Dublin, and then such scenes will
not occur at Westminster. Ireland has to
be governed either as a part of Great Britain
or else as a British colony like Canada and
the Australian colonies, which have parlia
ments of their own. If not, govern Ireland
as India is governed, by the sword.
The Irish members there now, eighty-five
of them, are determined that Irish legisla
tion shall be attended to in the English par
liament by those who are there for that pur
pose, and that they s-hafl receive attention,
and probably the next time the entire Irish
party will be expelled, and then I wish they
would cross the*channel and hold a conven
tion in the capital of their own country and
talk to their own countrymen and defy Eng
land. England already has in Ireland 40,000
British soldiers and 13,000 armed police, the
latter dispersing public meetings and pre
venting Irish members of parliament from
talking to their own constituents, by orders
issued from Dublin castle. So Irish members
cannot talk either lo their own people, who
have sent tbem, or to the -English parlia
ment, without being insulted or abused. It is
about time for England to take a tumble to
HE WAS UNBALANCED
Father Francis BadxikuwHkt'ii Mind
Father Francis Budzikowaki, who com
mitted suicide at the Golden West hotel
yesterday morning was at the West hotel
about three weeks ago. He staid several
days, paid his bill and left. A few days
later he returned and engaged a room.
His actions were on the "queer" order.
He did not come to the office, but staid in
his room most of the time. He finally
sent word to the desk that he had no
money, gave up the room and left his
trunk as payment for his bill.
Coroner Williams received a telegram
from the unfortunate man's brother this
morning and as requested will send the
remains to Elmira, X. Y.
Those in Minneapolis who knew the
dead clergyman say that he often showed
signs of mental aberration in recent years.
His dismissal from the diocese was be
cause of inattention to duties.
COMING TO MINNEAPOLIS
New Wisconsin 'Phone Company to
Connect DiNtant Points.
Special to The Journal.
Baraboo, Wis., March 9. —A company has
been organized, with a capital of $100,000
for the purpose of building a telephone
line between La Crosse and Milwaukee.
It will be known as the Badger -Long Dis
tance Telephone company. The officers
are A. C. Gray, president, and Frank T.
Brewster, secretary. The "incorporators
are Frank A. Philbrick, Frank Webster
and William Hatch. It is the intention
to extend the line to Minneapolis in the
At the Sauk county Sunday school con
vention, which closed here Thursday, it
was decided to hold a grand picnic next
\ Thm Journal* JH
\ Popular J^L
\ See isl
\ Pages |H
\ 10 and 11. I
I Where Do You Stand?
tc-4 ON THE SUBJECT OF ADVERTISING. | 1
Z hos« who Those Who
™orou Khly Think Either
B ie)eveJ Q o the That the Classi
m fled Advertising, .OR ned Columns are f'l
■ Ai^f^ Beneath the Dignity 1
i'A \\ hose Belief is Born . : of their respective lines B
m of Experience; in other of Buslnesß or Belleye II
M Words, those who Aer; that Trade nay be Ob _ M
Resultg taiDed Wlthout Ad™«-><*. I
Nj IT'S FOR YOU TO DECIDE! B
THE JOURNAL will decide these questions, once Gj
f: l and for all for you if you place an ad in its pop- |1]
ular classified columns. | J
AH OPEN LETTER
The Metropolitan Nat'l Bank of Chicago,
February 18th, 1901.
Messrs. George L. Wrenn & Son, General
State Mutual Life Assurance Co.,
85 Dearborn St, Chicago.
For a sum less than one thousand dol
lars, which was paid to your company in
a ten-year- period, I have received the
benefit of life insurance to the extent of
twenty-five hundred dollars for a term of
twenty-five years, and at the end of that
time twenty-five hundred dollars in cash.
This speak 3 for itself and requires no
E. G. KEITH.
Age and address to the undersigned
will bring a fac simile of the new policy
issued by the State Mutual. C. W. Van
Tuyl, general agent, [,05-9 Lumber Ex
FOR THE PENNANT
lee VaclitM "AvaLunrhe and Zero" to
Weather permitting, the last grand rally
of the Minnetonka Ice Yacht club's sea
son will be held at 'J. \j. m. to-day.
There will probably be more sailing at
Minnetonka before the spring break-up,
but the condition of the ice from now on
will not be conducive to raf»- meets.
The end of the season find.-; the fast
flyers. Avalanche and Zero, making a des
perate finish fight for the pennant. The
outcome of to-morrow's race will deter
mine which will carry off the honors. The
ice will be in fine shape after the thaw ir'
there is a freeze to-night.
DAVVSOX IX JAII.
Sad Plight of One of Cupid's
John Dawson, upblisher of a matri
monial paper, the business of which is
to make matches, was arrested Thursday
on a bench warrant and arraigned be
fore Judge Brooks on a charge of lar
ceny of $25 from John Dubay. He pleadel
not guilty, bail being fixed at $200. Daw
son is still in jail, and none of his sub
scribers has shown any disposition to
subscribe enough to get him out.
Dubay denies the report that he was
looking for a wife. He says that he is
a married man and is not looking for
trouble. He says that Dawson engaged
him to solicit subscriptions for the paper.
Before starting out, he was required to
deposit a bond of |25 for the faithful per
formance of his duties. He says that all
of the people whom he had been directed
to collect subscriptions from indignantly
repudiated any such obligations and fur
ther claimed never to have heard of Daw
son or his paper.
Then Dubay went back to the matrimo
nial bureau and threw up his job. He was
afraid, he said diplomatically, that he
wouldn't succeed at the work. He ask^d
for the return of his $_'.j.
"I'm very sorry," he quotes Dawson as
saying, "but you see I haven't got the
money with me now. I had to use it."
H. B. STRAND'S CASE AOAI\
It tomes Up tor Trial a Second
In the United States court the case of
Hans B. Strand of New Whatcom, Wash.,
against Joseph Griffith, Buck & Campbell
and others is being tried. The plaintiff
asks for $35,000. It is charged that fraud
was perpetrated in a deal in which Mr.
Strand exchanged certain lands for a
stock of merchandise. There was a mis
trial in this case in September, when the
jury failed to agree.
Yesterday Judge Lochren directed a ver
dict for the defense in the case of Henry
J. Krell as administrator against the Chi
cago, Milwaukee & St. Paul railway com
There will be a session of the court to
morrow morning, but none In the after
A DEATH AT HASTINGS.
Special to The Journal.
Hastings, Minn.. March 9.—Mrs. G. W.
Gilkey died last evening after a protracted
illness, aged about 65 years. She had
endeared herself to a host of friends dur
ing her long residence here.
DEATH OF MRS. CLIN'TOX ATWELL.
Special to The Journal.
Mankato, Minn., March 9.—Mrs. Clinton
Atwell, an old resident of this city, died
at St. James this week. She move<] from
Mankato with her family some twenty
years ago.—Julius Grams of New Ulna, ii
lost boy for information concerning the
whereabout of whom his father offered a
reward of $50, was looted in this county
and the father, accompanied by the chief
of police of New Ulm. went for him Thurs
day evening. Before they arrived, the lad
got wind of their approach and disap
peared.—S. B. Wilson having resigned
from the school board. W. B. Davies has
been elected to succeed him.
FOR MAYOR OF ESCAXABA.
Special to The Journal.
Escanaba, Mich., March 9.—Murray K. Bis
sell wil lrun for mayor on the republican
ticket next month.—Lieutenant L. W. Oliver
is home from Cuba on a two months' fur
lough.—An open switch on the North-Western
road at Bark River caused a work train to
collide with a carload of oats. Louis An
derson, who was in the ear, had two rib«
xml | txt