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Kindergarten Social—The Christian
Endeavor Society of Riverside chapel will
give a kindergarten social at the church to
night. For the evening those attending the
•social will transform themselves into chil
A. Carrier Knocked Out • — H. H.
Weeks, the popular mall carrier who delivers
at the Bank of Commerce building, the fed
eral building and the Oneida block, la laid
up. Ho was badly stung on his working hand
by bees. . . .- t _ , ,\j- : .~ .; r/2.->-iV.-J|y-"-
Railway Clerk*' Picnic—Members Of
': the Minneapolis Railway Clerks'" Association
are making extensive preparations for a June
festival to be held at Tetonka. park, on the
Minneapolis & St. Louis railway near Water
ville, Minn". Sunday, June 2, la the date. '
Six Week*' Summer.School — State
, Superintendent Olson has decided . that i the
lummer school for 'teachers at the > university
■ "will last six weeks this year instead of four,
a* ..formerly. l - Tho term, will . begin June- 24,
so as to end 'before the state examinations be
gin the first Monday in August. . •
H. H. Eliel Home—H. H. Eliel, the
wholesale druggist, Is , back from a two
months' stay at Palm Beach, Flu. He be
lieves the tea Industry is bound to be a suc
cess in the south and do much toward devel
oping the country. The tea grown there, he
says, ?is superior to any of the Japan tea.
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Company H'm Annual —Company
B, First infantry, X. G. S. M., will give its
feighteeuth; annual ball Tuesday evening at
the Armory hall. The company has a splen
did reputation as an entertainer. Music will
be furnished by ttosslter'a First Regiment
band. An exhibition drill by the .: sntire
company will be given before the dance.
A Teajnster's Fatal Fall — Nels G.
Kelson, a teamster, living at 817 Twenty
seventh avenue S. was killed'by falling from
hi* seat on a wood cart on Riverside avenuo
yesterday. His skull was fractured by the
heavy cart passing over him. Nelson was 38.
years oli and leaves a wife and three, chil
dren, .. . . .
Stevens Aye. Wants a'Stevens
avenue cyclists are agitating for a cycle path
on that thoroughfare from Grant to Lake.
They also want a path along , First avenue
3 from Seventh street to Grant street, to
connect with Stevens avenue. City Engi
neer Sublette will oppose the Stevens avenue
path on the ground that the street-will prob- ]
ably be paved In the course of two or three
Coroner Williams Initiated '— Coro
ner Williams was Initiated into . the Alpha
Kappa Kappa, the medical fraternity of the
university, last night. He was only one of
a lot of neophytes. The. annual Installation
of officers was, also held at the clubhouse, 502
Beacon st SE. ' The new officers, who were
Installed by Dr. Hessel W. Boeckman, Min
neapolis, are: Walter M." Brown, president;
O. W. Rowe, vice-president; J. L. Devine,
secretary; H. G. Irvine, treasurer; John
Saley, marshal; Gilbert W. Todd. warden.
Soldiers' Home Vetea-an Uone—John
Hoffman, one of the oldest members of the
Soldiers' Home, died at the hospital of that
institution Wednesday at 2 a. m. of a cotun
jjlication of disorders, due to old age. Mr.
Hoffman rendered service of nine months
during the civil war, in Company I, First
Minnesota Heavy Artillery. He had been a
resident of this state for forty-two years,
and was admitted to membership in tho
home from Minneapolis. Hennepin county,
on the 11th day of March, 1889. He was SO
years of age, a widower and had no known
relatives in the stale.
Bids for Plumbing'—The bids for new
plumbing in the federal building were opened
at 2 o'clock p. m. yesterday. The fourteen
bids were as iollows: Charles Wilkins & Co.,
$1,200; Archambo Heating and Plumbing Co.,
$1,298: W. S. Bagley. $1,238; BJorkman Bros.
&. Westman, $9;::!: Allan Black & Co., $985;
Alex. \V. Scott, $1,014: Cody Plumbing Co.,
$1,G30: Kelly A Lamb Heating and Plumbing
Co., $1,239; Hobart & Willis, $1,467.85; R. C.
Black & Co., H,0?9; H. Kelly & Co., $1,195,
Schuler & Neary. $820; Griffen Bros., $1,050;
A. Zimmerman, $1,173. The bids will gc to
Washington for award. The time runs from
thirty to ninety days.
IT POMPS DISEASE
The Lower Water Station Is Still
SIXTEEN DEATHS: FIFTEEN DAYS
That Im the Typhoid Fever Mortality
(or the First Part of'
Typhoid fever is still raging in an un
usually virulent form in Minneapolis, and,
according to Dr. J. F. Corbet, bacterio
logist of the health, department, the con
tamination of the city'si water supply
through the use of the West Side pumping
station is directly responsible for the
The mortality in April from this disease
promises to be even higher than for last
month, when it reached nearly 50 per cent,
according to the reports of the health
There wene sixteen deaths during the
first fifteen days of the present month,
against three deaths for the whole month
of April last year. Said Dr. Corbett to
Dr. Corbett'a Comment,
The situation is indeed a most unusual one.
The typtjoid germs must have an extraordi
nary virulence to cause such mortality as
during the past few weeks. In my opinion
the result is due to the use of water from
the lower pumping station. The water in
the river at this point is contaminated by
sewage from Bassett st creek and numerous
sewers entering the river above the steel
urch bridge on both sides of the river, and
as the records of nay examinations show, is
absolutely unfit for drinking purposes. There
have been numerous cases of typhoid in the
section of the third ward drained by Bas
sett's creek. The extreme virulence of the
disease can be accounted for only on the
theory that the typhoid germs are of imme
diate local origin. If they had been brought
down the river from a considerable distance
above the city the exposure to the action of
the water would have reduced their vitality
almost to the point where they would be
Danger From Local Germit.r
Typhoii4 germs acquire their virulance
through access to the human body. If
washed into the river from Bassetfs creek or
nearby sources they would enter the city
mains with but little of their original vitality
lost. That is the only explanation I have
for the fact of the remarkable virulence of
the present epidemic. *
1 believe that investigation will prove that
in most cases there could have been no
other source or infection than the city water.
Other physicians are not yet prepared
to put the blame all on the city water
but they do agree that it is an extraordin
nary situation, that the typhoid germs are
possessed of an unusual strenuousness
and that the prudent man will be careful
of his drink.
SEWAKD P. RICHARDSOX-Di ed at
the Soldiers' home hospital yesterday morn
ing of a complication of diseases. He was 57
years old born in the state of Maine and
saw nearly two years' service during the
civil war, as sergeant of Comoany D First
Maine heavy artillery. He was admUted to
the home from Minneapolis, for nospital
treatment, last .November. and has sinre been
a patient there. Mr. Richardson leaves a wife
aad son, Harry B. Richardson, who is f n the
employ of George Bens & Sons. Minneapolis
The funeral took place thi* afternoon at the
home chapel, burial at Lakewood
£ pecfa?^ NT^ GSa^ ALE AT H°ME
v Calumet, Mich., April 19.—The entire J-sue
of bonds in the sum of. $160.000. issue" bylhe
village of Laurium has been awarded to th->
State Savings bank of Laurium a?r^r cent"
The village has been given the privTlege of
drawing the ; money: as it Is needed, interest
: being paid on only that which is drawn The
village council has decided to create an an
nual sinking fund of tIO.OO to pay off this
new issue of $100,000 and the $35,000 previously
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The state boiler inspectors are going after
delinquent engineers who have failed to take
out new licenses and post them in their
1 *ngia«-roonjs, as tU© law directs.
COVER THE B. MARIA
In that Way Arrests May Be Con
cealed From The Journal.
A WISE SUGGESTION CONSIDERED
Police News Boycott Against The
Journal Continues With In
The second day of the boycott ol The
Journal at police headquarters has
passed without any sensational develop
ments. From the smiling faces at the
lock-up and at headquarters, it is appar
ent that the administration is pluming
itself upon its brilliant exploit. Its little
hammer has been operation for forty
eight hours and The Journal is sup
posed to be nursing a sore thumb.
Chief Ames sat in his private office
this morning as urbane and sphinx-like
as usual. Of course there was no news,
he said. Captain King, in his sanctum,
kept an eagle qye out on his "tty bobs"
for fear they might look pleasant when
The Journal police reporter hove in
sight. The lovely, meringue-colored eye
the captain received in a street mix-up,
while arresteing spme disorderlies a week
ago, is handicapping him sprnewhat in
this trying ordeal, but nevertheless he is
covering the ground thoroughly. Every
fly bob has been "food."
Silence at the Lookup.
At the lock-up there was an air of sup
pressed excitement. One officer was on
the point of divulging the name and of
fense of a recent arrival. The owl-like
visage of the other officers, however, re
called his stern senße of duty and the
crisis was averted. Th« blotter was no
where to' be seen. Every warrant and
paper had been swept from the desk and
all bore the spotless appearance for which
the lock-up is justly famous.
There has been some talk at the central
station of putting the ponderous covered
top on the patrol wagon. The "Black
Maria" was stripped of her bonnet when
Captain Hill took charge of the station.
The present situation seems to demand
that there again be a covered caravan for
th» secret traneportation of prisoners.
A rumor was current this morning that
the administration had opened up corres
pondence with an eastern implement firm,
for the purpose of securing large search
light and telescopic instruments for us«
on the roof of the lock-up. By this means
the possibility of The Journal secur
ing police news will be reduced to a min
A PLACE FOR SOME ONE
THAT OK EXAMINER OF TITLES
One of the Provisions of the New
Torrens Law Creates
The law providing for the Torrens sys
tem of land transfer in this county in
cludes a provision for the appointment of
one or more "examiners of titles." These
examiners are to scrutinize records of
lands on which the owner seeks to have
the title registered and to act as the legal
advisers of the "registrar of titles," who
under the law is the register of deeds.
The examiners must be men versed in the
law and are to be appointed by the judges
of the district court. Their compensation
is to be fixed by the board of county com
Naturally there is something of a scram
ble for the appointment and there will be
even more of a race when it becomes
known that there are such positions to be
Several lawyers have made oral applica
tion, to their friends on the bench. It is
Dot likely that more than one examiner
will be appointed at first, as in all prob
ability there will be only a limited num
ber of applications for the registration of
titles until the supreme court has ap
proved) of the Torrens system as constitu
tional and valid.
As the law does not become operative
in this county until September 1, it will
probably be several months before any ap
pointment is made. None of the judges
has had time to read and digest the law
and inform himself or what Is required.
DIVORCES ARE DENIED
Judge Simpson Reprimands aConpU
—Decrees for Two Couplea.
Pretty Georgia Berndgen tried hard to
convince Judge Simpson that Dan Bernd
gen was given to excessive drinking and
a poor provider, but several things turned
up during the trial which caused the
court to doubt the fair plaintiff. Daniel
Berndgen had interposed no answer to the
complaint, but he appeared in court this
morning with an attorney and said he
had been led to believe that the case
had been dropped and that he had there
fore made no defense. His appearance
was surprising to the court officials but
probably more so to the plaintiff and her
After the examination of the witnesses,
it was apparent that there had been a
reconciliation after the proceedings had
been instituted and an agreement to drop
the case. The application for a divorce
was, therefore, denied and in dismissing
the case the court reprimanded both
parties. He informed Daniel that while
his wife had been inclined to exaggerate
trifles and had not established a case
strong enough to entitle her to a decree,
his conduct had been anything but ex
A few days ago Adelle Dewar appeared
in court and accused Charles O. Dewar of
using foul and slanderous statements to
her. Learning that Dewar was still in
the city, Judge Simpson summoned him.
He admitted having used language not
approved in polite circles but insisted that
the words were said after she had deserted
him. A decree was denied.
Mamie Lotus was divorced from James
E. Loftus on the ground of desertion, and
Lancy A. Ditschler from Myrtle Ditschler
on the same grounds.
A Hole in Her Farm.
Patience Baker has sued the Mississippi
and Rum River Boom company to recover
$300 for the loss of land by the action of the
river. She owns a farm up the river, a "por
tion of which she claims has been carried
away. She explains fhat the boom company
has placed so many cribs, booms and other
obstructions in the river that the current has
been diverted from its natural channel and
in finding a new one has encroached on her
Lee on Trial.
Judge McGee and a jury is trying the case
of Frank Lee. the colored youth arrested by
the police for the alleged burglary of the
Chandler residence, 1725 Eleventh avenue S
WILL HAVE A MILL
One Deal Is Off at Glencoe, but An
other la On.
Special to The Journal.
Glencoe, Minn., April 19.—The negotia
-1 tions which have been going on between
the Business Men's Union and W. S. An
keny. & Co. for the erection 01 a flour ing
mill ', have been declared- off as a l suitable
site could not' be procured. f, The site j and
terms of contract offered by the business
men will be accepted by another milling
company, -which is anxious to locate,, at
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At a : special meeting ,of * the board lof
education the present corps of teachers
was elected for the coming year.
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. > : WATERVIL«E I MAY ; KEEP.'; HIM.
Special to The -Journal. ■';,",.
Waterville, Minn., April 19.—Professor C. R.
Frazier of this city, who was recently • elected
superintendent of , the Little Falls « schools,
at s a (salary of " f 1,400 1 a i year, has' been re
elected by the Waterville : board at a salary of
$1,600.—5. B. Umphrey is seriously 111.—Mr.
and , Mrs. Wencel Hancuh ; are the parents of
twin Charles A. \ Gray has < gone ! to \ St.
Marys hispital, Rochester, for medical treat
THE MINNEAPOLIS JOUENAIi
COMPO CO. TO PAY
Supreme Court Affirms Chris. Chris
tiansen's $4,000 Verdict.
SEVEN OTHER DECISIONS TO-DAY
W. A. Alden Gets His Fees for Ad
justing' the Claims of Lena
The supreme court handed down eight
decisions to-day, sustaining tho lower
court in all but one case. Five of the
cases went up from Hennepin county.
The award of fees to W. A. Alden as
referee adjusting the claims of Una
Christianson against the insurance com
panies is affirmed.
The lower court Is also sustained in the
$4,000 damage case of Christian Chris
tianson against the Northwestern Compo
Board company. Christianson was hurt
by a circular saw while working in the
The syllabi are as follows:
Christian C. Christlanson, respondent, vs.
Northwestern Compo-Board Company, ap
First—Section 2248, general statutes 1894,
requires that all dangerous machinery in any
factory, mill or shop be so guarded, if prac
ticable, as to protect the workmen or em
ployes, whether actually engaged in operating
the machinery or in the discarge of any of
their duties, from liability to injury there
Second —If the person charged with the
duty of so guarding such machinery omits
to do so, he is chargeable with negligence
and liable to any employe injured thereby,
although he could not have reasonably antici
pated injury in the precise way it actually
Third—Evidence considered and held that
it sustains the finding of the jury to the ef
fect that the defendant was negligent in the
premises, that the plaintiff was not, nor did
he assume the hazard which caused his in-
Older affirmed. Start, J.
W. A. Alden, respondent, vs. Una Christian
First—The referees, provided for in chap
ter 181, laws of 1895, selected to adjust loss by
nre under the standard policy, are not offi
cial referees, and their fees are not regulated
by section 3572, general statutes of 1894.
Second—The agreement between the in
sured and insurance for submission to ref
erees of the amount of loss by fire under the
standard policy failed to sjtate what com
pensation such referees should receive. Held:
There was an implied agreement that each
party to the contract should compensate the
referees for one-half the amount of the rea
sonable val.ue of such services.
Third—ln an action against the insured for
one-half of the value of such services, held:
The fact that the insurers settled with the
referee for an amount in excess of one-half
of the reasonable value of such services was
immaterial, such settlement being authorized
by sections 5167 and 5170, general statutes ot
Fourth —A counterclaim, which charges
such' referee, in general terms, with fraud
and misconduct, without specifying particular
acts, does not state a causeo f action.
Order affirmed. Lewis, J.
Margaret E. Slater, respondent,, vs. THonias
First—Complaint construed and held,
though flagrantly indefinite and uncertain,
to state a cause of action within the rule laid
down in Smith vs. Dennett, 15 Minn. 59,
and subsequent cases. Judgment affirmed.
Edwin C. Best, doing business as E. C. Best
ft Co., appellant, vs. Nicholas Krey, re
First —The acts and conduct of an rigent
with reference to his principal's business
constitutes competent evidence to establish,
by implication, authority in such agent to
perform acts which are not expressly author
ized, without regard to knowledge thereof by
the principal. Following, Columbia Mill com-'
pany vs. National Bank of Commerce, 52
Second—The agent was employed for the
express purpose of collecting accounts and
selling goods. In practice, he endorsed checks
payable to the order of his principal, and
purchased goods for the house. Held; the
evidence as to such course of selling was
sufficient to sustain the conclusion that the
agent was authorized to indorse the check
upon whifh thii action is founded. Order
affirmed. Lewis, J.
Xational Citizens' bank, respondent, vs. Con
rad J. Ertz, appellant.
First—When an agreement is entered into
between a mortgagor of chattels and the
mortgagee, that the former may sell the prop
erty for the purpose of applying the proceeds
in payment of the mortgage debt, the mort
gagor is constituted the agent of the mortga
gee, and if, in a proper case, he represents or
warrants the quality or condition of the prop
erty sold, the mortgagee is bound by euea
represnetations and warranty.
Second —If such property is paid for by
check payable to the mortgagor, who there
upon Indorses and delivers it to the mortga
gee for the purpose of having the proceeds
applied upon the debt, the latter is not a bona
fide holder for value and without notice of
the equities which may have grown out p£ th,e
falsity of the representationsor failure of the
Order reversed and a new trial granted.
Pittsburg Plate Glass company respondent,
vs. Sisters of the Sorrowful Mother et ai.,
defendants, Sisters of the Sorrowful Mother,
Evidence considered and held, distinguish
ing Ryan Drug company vs. Rowe, 66 Minn.,
480, that it sustains the findings and decision
of the trial court to the effect that the plain
tiff furnished glass to a subcontractor, not to
a material man, for the erection of a certain
building, and is entitled to a lien thereon.
Order affirmed. —Start, C. J.
R. J. Mann, A. McClintoek, P. L. Marden,
D. W. Bolles, A. Thompson and P. J. West,
co-partners as Mann, McClintock & Co.,
apellants, vs. J. D. Lamb, John A. Lamb
and Alex McGregor, co-partners as Mc-
Gregor & Co., respondents.
Action by the 'holder of a storage receipt
for wheat issued by a warehouseman against
the purchaser of the wheat from the ware
houseman for its conversion. Evidence con
sidered and held that it sustains the findings
of the trial court to the effect that fhe receipt
holder consented to such sale and collected
the purchase price thereof, and further that
the court d-id not err in refusing to amend its
findings in this respect. Judgment affirmed.
—Start, C. J.
Northwestern Creamery Company of Sacred
Heart, Minn., appellant, vs. Syver S. Lun
First—Parol testimony is admissible to
show the actual consideration, or want, or
failure, of consideration for a written prom
ise to pay money.
Second—Held, that there was no considera
tion for the execution and delivery of the
premise in question in this case. Order af
firmed. —Collins, J.
Governor Van Sant Appoints H. W.
Goetzinfeer of St. Paul.
Governor Van Sam ha^s appointed H. W.
Goetzinger of St. Paul, a printe? in the
employ of the West Publishing company, a
member of the state board of arbitration
and conciliation. He represents the labor
interests, and succeeds JJ. E. E. Johson
of Minneapolis, whose term had expired.
J. W. Dreger of Minneapolis is the rep
resentative of employers. The two mem
bers select the third by mutual agreement.
FEES CUT OFF
Ruling; of Comity Attorney at Man
kato Causes Heartburns.
Special to The Journal.
Mankato, Minn., April 19. —County At
torney Wilson has construed a law passed
at the recent session of the legislature to
mean that police officers who have fixed
salaries shall receive no fees in cases in
which the state of Minnesota is plaintiff.
This is expected to cut off $50 to $100 a
month from the income of the Mankato
chief of police, and while the sheriff will
get more business it is expected that a
saving will be made for the county. Mr.
Wilson's order went into effect to-day and
he announces he will stand by it until
the courts overrule him. The police are
not pleased and will probably make a test
Harry Plymat has decided to engage
in the law business at Detroit, Minn., and
left for there yesterday.—J. E. Muzzy has
moved to St. Paul and will be joined by
his family next week. He has disposed of
his property in North Mankato to James
I. Bennett. —Mankato Council No. 1,
United Commercial Travelers, gave a se
lect dancing party last evening at their
ball. Dade Flak's orchestra furnished the
MIGHT AS WELL QUIT
The Journal Overtaken by Mayor
NO MORE POLICE NEWS FOR IT
That la, Through Cuatoiuary Chan
nel*—The Doctor Seek* Revenge
in a Xovel Manner.
The administration has declared a lock
out against The Journal.
Mayor Ames has delivered himself of
an edict which is designed to prevent The
Journal from obtaining police news.
The Times is also under the ban. The
Tribune, the administration's organ, is
not. By the mayor's veto, the following
sources of information supply have been
taken from the free list:
The "tlotter" at the lockup, which has
been open to public inspection' since that
time when the memory of man runneth
not to the contrary.
The "tab" at police headquarters.
The record at the police telephone desk
on the third floor of the city hall.
All of the plain clothes men have also
the strictest instructions to look the other
way when they see a Journal reporter
As a Jour nal police reporter was
going down lockup alley yesterday he
was met at the door of the central station
with a command to halt, that rang with a
true sense jof duty. This was the order:
"Hands up. He's on The Journal.
Hey, sergeant, chain up the blotter!"
Then Jailor Wilson explained that or
ders had been issued from headquarters
that no Jo vm a 1 reporter was to be al
lowed access to the daily tab.
Chief Amen' Explanation.
Chief Ames, when questioned as to the
attitude of the administration, referred
the matter to Mayor Ames and said:
"I have received my orders and I must
carry them out. The mayor has been great
ly annoyed at the deliberate misconstruc
tion placed upon his every act. The
Journal has assumed such' an un
friendly attitude that I suppose the mayor
has decided to deny it access to any ave
nue of news, as It seems determined to
controvert all the acts of the administra
Last evening Captain King called all of
his detectives into his inner sanctum and
furnished the fly boba with an accurate
and full description of all the members of
The Journal staff. The utmost pre
caution will be taken to prevent com
munication between the detectives and
It is said that the police department will
offer a liberal reward for the arrest and
conviction of any person giving out news
of any description to the reporters of Th c
Mayor Ames' Remarks.
It is a mistake, Mayor Ames says, to
think that he isimaking any distinctions
between the different newspapers in the
matter ol access to the police department
records. The new rule is intended to ap
ply to all the local papers, he says, but
he says it in such a halting, ambiguous
fashion as hardly to carry conviction,
and rather suggest the suspicion that he
is not entirely ingenuous in his statement.
The doctor is mightily stirred up over
some things the newspapers have been
saying about him and his administration
of late and he proposes now to begin to
try to get even as best he can. He said
My order means that hereafter the police
department records are to -be kept from the
newspapers and the public. Xo news will be
given out in this department except by the
chief of police and myself. The police tabs
and records are not public property anyway,
and it is only by courtesy that the newspa
per men have been given access to them.
The records will hereafter be kept out of
sight and th^pufelio will have no knowledge
of arrests unlit the accused are arraigned
in court, unless the chief or myself chooses
to give the facts out. The newspapers have
been blackguarding me and seeking in every
way to belittle me and my administration
with the people, and' now I propose to take
a hand in the game myself. I am not going
to continue to do them favors and get only
abuse and misrepresentation in return.
The Mayor's Policy.
I am mayor of Minneapolis and I am going
to run this department as I d—d please, ami
there is nobody to say me no so long as I
keep within the law. I have no personal en
mity against any newspaper man. I have
been in the business myself aud understand
its difficulties and privileges. But I am not
going to play into the hands of the newspa
pers that abuse me. The Tribune has treated
me fairly. The Times and Journal have not,
and I don't propose to stand for it any longer.
And if things go much farther I'll get back
at them in a way that they won't like. I
haven't any newspaper to print what I know
about, some people, but I can hire a hall, and
I guess I could tell some things that would
be pretty interesting news to the people.
AGREEMENT HOPED FOR
WOODWORKERS AND EMPLOYERS
Their Repreaentatl yea Confer Ami
cably—Carpenters Say They Are
Gaining In Their Contest.
The main interest in the labor strike
situation is now centered in the wood
workers and the millwork nianuafacturers
A committee from the Woodworkers'
union and representatives of four of the
union manufacturers were in conference
last night, and it is believed that a pre
liminary foundation was laid for an
amicable agreemnt covering the year be
ginning May 1. The session lasted two
hours, and it was stated that it was very
satisfactory. Neither side would make
any definite statement of the results of
the conference. It is understood that the
main point at issue was the reduction of
the working day from tea to nine hours
as demanded by the union.
The belief is that the union label ar
rangement will be continued. The manu
facturers are fearful of the effect of a
shorter working day. Already they are put
to great efforts to meet the competition of
the Wisconsin concerns, who are hampered
by practically no labor restrictions
The results of last night's conference
will be reported to the woodworkers' union
at a meeting to-night.
The locked out carpenters say they are
still gaining ground. Twelve additional
contracts held by members of the Master
Builders' association, it was said at labor
headquarters, were released to-day and
the Jobs turned over to union men to
Boaton Mining; Stocks.
Boston, April Adventure, 16U(S16U-
Arcadian, 21Va®22^: Allouez, 2%0P1- A?
nold, 3^@4%; Atlantic, , 34@34%; Baltic.' ■ • 49R
49%; Montana. 4240425; Butte - llCfiill^
Calumet, 8320840; Centennial, 31Vi@iii'
Franklin,: 18®19; Osceola, 87^88; Isle Royale"
54%@5C%; Rhode Island,- 6i66^,: Tamarack'
2385342; Tecumseh, l%@2'i; .Wolverine, 53ii
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Woman Minion of the Law
Hennepin county has a feminine deputy sheriff. Sheriff Megaarden yesterday is
sued a commission as depnty sheriff to Abble L. Townsend. She is the first woman
in the county to acquire this distinction, and, so far as is known, she is the first
in the state.
The appointment is no honorary one, either. She is to be an actual deputy sher
iff, and whenever the big men are kicked out and prevented from serving pape,
Mrs. Townsend will be expected to effect an entrance to the premises and obtain serv
ice of whatever papers may be entrusted to her.
It is a unique and responsible position for a woman, but Mrs. Townsend is not
overawed. She simply and modestly opines that she can perform whatever tasks
are assigned to her in a manner satisfactory to the boss.
It is not intended that Mrs. Townsend shall be steadily employed in serving
papers. She Is the stenographer of the office and will only take such work as the
other deputies fall to do.
HILL HURRIES HOME
Great Northern Magnate Wires for
TRACK CLEARED FOR HIS SPECIAL
This Afternoon It Benin* a Great
Daub From Seattle to
President J. J. Hill of the Great North
ern wired the St. Paul office from Se
attle at 2 o'clock yesterday morning that
he wanted "fast time" home.
Needless to say, be will get it. It
promises to be about as fast time as was
ever made over the Great Northern rail
Something is bringing the president
back in a hurry, and the present trip
promises to be more interesting than the
customary inspection trips by presidents
Mr. Hill arrived in Seattle this morning
with Vice President Miller, Chief En
gineer Stevens and Messrs. Edward Tucke
of Paris and M. T. French of New York.
The two last named are heavy Great
Northern stockholders. The party left St.
Paul at 1:50 p. m. Monday. Late yester
day the train reached Spokane, and at 2
o'clock this morning it was in Seattle.
That was fast time, notwithstanding the
fact that five hours had been lost en
route owing to soft tracks and a mud slide
on the Puget Sound division.
After remaining In Seattle less than
nine hours, Mr. Hill starts back for St.
Olson and Kilbain, Kugineera.
President Hiirs train carries two en
gineers, known from one end of the line
to the other as "the president's en
gineers." They are John Kilbain and
Peter J. Olson, both of St. Paul. These
two men are selected because of their
ability, courage and prudence. While one
of them is making his run of 200 to 250
miles, the other rests in one of the
private cars. It is said around Great
Northern headquarters to-day that the
train is likely to beat the record of the
"record train" of two years ago, unless
the track should prove soft in places.
This is likely to happen at this season of
the year, when the frost leaves the
Two years ago when President Hill, who
was coming east from the coast, called for
"test time." The run commenced at
Spokane. Kilbain and Olson were running
the special then, as now. The train
broke all Great Northern records. Be
tween Crookston and Minneapolis Junc
tion the train made seventy miles an
hour. It is not likely that this record
will be beaten in the present instance,
unless the tracks prove in perfect con
dition. The train which left Seattle at
10:30 to-day for St. Paul consists of the
private cars of President Hill, Vice Presi
dent Miller and Chief Engineer Stevens
and a baggage car.
While at Seattle Mr. Hill said:
I have read the various statements pub
lished, and where there is one cleancut state
ment of fact, there are about a dozen state
ments of erroneous character.
It is true that several large railway corpo
rations are endeavoring to make closer traf
fic arrangements, and that such arrange
ments involve the Burlington, but up to the
present time there has been nothing con
summated upon which to base correct state
IN THE FRONT RANK
Minneapolis Butter and Egg Prices
Equal New York's.
DESPITE DIFFERENCE IN FREIGHT
F. O. Tilton Explains the Anomoloui
Minneapolis to-day bears the distinc
tion of being the best butter and egg
market in the country in point of prices.
The New York market, which is the in
dicator, quotes extra creamery butter at
21 cents and eggs at 12 cents. Minne
apolis is paying the same prices. There
should be a difference of 2 cents between
Minneapolis and New York for transpor
tation. At no other point in the country
do these conditions rule. F. O. Tilton of
the Tilton Produce company says:
"There are several reasons for the high
prices ruling in the local butter and egg
market. This market depends upon the
northwestern farmer for its supply. The
farmer has been busy for the past few
weeks and has not been taking produce
to market. Then the roads have not
been of the best, that also restricting the
1 supply. Furthermore, the demand for
eggs for storage has been large. The
creameries for the greater part have
eastern connections on which they de
pend all through the season. The east
ern market has opportunity for dispos
ing of butter that interior towns do not
have. Notwithstanding the fact that the
butter supply has grown more limited
during the past few weeks and that the
creameries have been able to obtain just
as good, and even better, prices here at
home, they have not been disposed to
break their regular trade connections in
the bigger market for a temporary ad
vantage at home. Minneapolis prices,
taking transportation charges into ac
count, have been 2 cents higher than
those of New York, which puts it at the
top of. the list, and the local market is
still firm, awaiting heavier receipts."
W. E. Bateman Open* a. \>w Res
iHiiraul In the Whuleaule Dis
The large residence at the corner of
Second avenue N and Fifth street has been
entirely remodeled Into a ctrictly flrst
class restaurant. This move will be a wel
come one to this busy district and Mr.
Bateman has arranged everything for con
venience and Quick service. Over 200 peo
ple were the guests of Mr. Bateman at
noon to-day and certainly enjoyed a lunch
of Shredded Wheat Biscuit, fruit, coffee
and pastry. The place will be open to
morrow for business.
IN NORTHROP'S PLACE
John Barrett I* Appointed I'aii-
Washington, April 19.—Cyrus Northrop,
president of the University of Miunesota,
having declined the appointment as a dele
gate to the Pan-American congress, the presi
dent to-day offered the position to John Bar
rett, forn£rly minister to Siam. He will
FRIDAY EVENING. APRIL 19, 1901.
Nut Ice Cream for Sunday
Vanilla with nuts—a perfectly delicious Ice oream—regular price 400 a quart
Special Price, 1 qt 30c; 2 qts 50c
City and country orders promptly filled and special attention given to coun
try dealers' trade. Orders delivered on Sundays.
Telephone on both lines, 868 Main.
Ives Ice Cream Co. 2t\ZTs d
STILL AFTER HIS PAPERS
RECRUIT WHO DIDN'T COME BACK
Some Fact* About Desertions— The
Northwest* . Record la/ a
Recruits, just enlisted, frequently de
sert. After looking at the brilliant pic
tures in uniform, the prospective soldier
is ; filled» with zeal for fame, and an army
career. He enlists and while waiting at
headquarters to be transferred to some
I post he changes his mind and leaves. ■ This
has happened but once in the history of
the Minneapolis office. A recruit went out
after his citizenship papers and is still on
the trail.-. ; .'■./ '■-' yj-'Xh"? :'■'-. '■.. '-:
The percentage of desertions at Fort
Snelling has been small. During March,
but three desertions were reported in the
entire department of the Dakotas —a per
centage of less than one-half of 1 per cent.
One of these was from Fort Snelling.
The percentage of desertions from the
service has greatly increased lately,
new recruit,.being a free-born and liberty
loving American citizen, does not take
kindly to the restrictions of military life,
especially- with the prospect of peace in
the Philippines and no fighting to do. It
is estimated that the number of desertions
is about 15 per cent of the number of new
men enlisted. The recruit goes into the
army to fight and he very much detests
working a dirt scraper. Once through the
first year, the chances are that he will
stick for the remainder of his term. First
year desertions are more numerous from
the cavalry than from the infantry. The
first three months at bare-back riding
makes the recruit long for other kinds of
All northwestern recruiting stations are
enlisting men for the new Thirteenth cav
alry, being formed at Fort Meade, S. D.
The senior officers for this regiment have
been assigned and some of them have ar
rived at Meade. The second lieutenants
will be chosen from officers now in the
volunteer service. Three more captains
were named yesterday—Captain E. B. Cas
satt and Captain H. S. Hawkins, formerly
lieutenants in the Fourth cavalry, and
Captain F. Le J. Parker who has been an
aide on the staff of General Davis. Cap
tain Cassatt may remain in London where
he is an attache of the American embassy.
FORTY WILL TRAIN
"L" Field and Athletic Teams at
About forty prospective members of tiia
"U" track and field athletic teams will enter
training this afternoon. The first work out
of doors will be light, consisting merely of a
mild "work out" on Northrop field. Dr.
Williams will take the men out about 5
o'clock and will see that they are through
the first day's training within an hour. The
track has not yet been placed in shape and
it will be impossible for the track men to
do much more than they were able to in the
armory. Plans for fixing the track and field
for the more earnest work that is to follow
every day until the meet with lowa are un
der consideration, but nothing definite has yet
been arranged. The baseball men, who are
at work earlier in the afternoon, will be
through before the other team men will be
ready to use it; but even with this arrange
ment the work will be seriously hampered
for want of room.
MR. PERKY'S GIFT
X. W. Miller Alms a Shaft at It—Mr.
Mr. Perky, who recently gave $5,000 to
the National Retail Grocers' Association
for the promotion of its work, is assailed
by the Northwestern Miller. The Miller
says that Mr. Perky's genius takes the
form of devising schemes for "knocking"
white flour and advertising his own food.
It also intimates that he has the grocers
In reply President Hansen of the asso
ciation recites the fact that other men
have given . the association large amounts
of money for its work. He also says that
Mr. Perky is not entering into competi
tion with the white flour interests. Ho
does not sell flour himself, but only a
Mr. Hansen left for Chicago last night to
meet with the officers of the association
and Mr. Perky. " ij / ' .-'•..■.•".
A WAY OUT
Attorney General Dong-las Inter
pret* Insurance Law. .
Attorney General Douglas rendered an
opinion to the insurance commissioner to
day on the Morris bill, requiring the na
ture of a life : insurance policy to be
stamped in bold letters across its face. As
stated in The Journal the omission
of quotation marks in the engrossed bill
destroys its sense, and the insurance com
missioner asked for instructions.
The attorney general holds that the quo
tation marks may be read in, using, the
rule of common sense, and that the bill
will be valid. The mutual companies are
the ones protesting against the measure,
and they have asked the attorney gen
eral for a hearing, hoping that he will
alter his decision. If he dees not, they
will test the validity of the law.
ELLIS KLING DEAD
Had Been a Resident. of St. Cloud
Special to The Journal. •
St. Cloud, Minn., April 19.—Ellis Kling,
aged 77 years, a resident of St. Cloud since
1861, died last night. He was one of j tho
well-known pioneers of this section and for
years was employed by "the American jj Fur
company. J He leaves a family of grown-up
children. :Z' ;.-/,''
Hart Wan Guileless.
Edwin A. Hart, who was . perforated by I a
bullet from Fred H. Zahn's pistol, about two
years ago, was a petitioner for aid in the di
vorce court yesterday. • He ; showed : that
his wife, Eugenia a. nan, nad left him about
three years ago and was now in California,
The divorce was granted. ■ It transpires that
Mrs. Hart had quite an interesting record.
In the first place, she was. never formally
married to Mr. Hart, but became his wife by
the convenient institution known as a * 'com
mon law marriage." She was already'mar
ried when «he went to live with Hart but
the latter did not know it. He did not
know even that the woman was the defendant
in a divorce proceeding brought- by another
husband in Kansas City while ■ she was liv
ing : with him, J and that a. divorce had been
Verdict ; for Ing-ram.
- The Jury in. the case of Amanda , Wiles
against Orrln H. Ingram has returned a
verdict for the defendant. ..Mrs. 1 Wales sued
.for $600 damages for alleged malicious pros
ecution on the part of Mr. Ingram in bring
ing suit for the possession of certain premises.
: *■; Mm. ' Morse ;' Get* J 725.").-' -":';'X^ '
■ In the case of Jeanette C. Morse against
the v street railway company, the Jury - has
given a verdict of |725 in favor of Mrs. Morse
Mrs. Morse was injured on Cedar avenue'
between ' Third and Fourth ■ street, while the
street was torn up for paving. ■ •
Mra. Perra* Sees.
■= Judge ■ Elliott and & Jury , have taken up
the. case of Elize ;L. Perras against A. Booth
! A: Co., the wholesale fish; dealers.- Mrs. I*?r
ras sis the , widow of. Cyrille Perras, ' who- was
killed '. at».' the> Booth warehouse by 5 falling
i down the elevator ttinAt w
A 2nd aye. CORNER
Dr. W. H. Leonard Sells, but the
Details Are Lacking.
s. t. Mcknight supposed buyer
Price. In Put in the .Neighborhood of
#75,OOO—Second Aye. Corner* «'
In Demand. ' '. '" \
V It was rumored on the street yesterday
that Sumner T. McKnight had purchase^
the old Leonard corner at Second avenue
S and Fifth street. This" property cor
responds with the Boutell; corner o* First
avenue. The consideration Is not known,
but it is understood to be in the neigh
borhood of $75,000 with considerable lati
tude either way. The lot is 82^x132. feet.
While confirmation of this news is lack
| ing, it appears probable on its face. Dr.
I W. H. Leonard has a deal on for the prop
erty and Mr. McKnight;appears to be the
most likely purchaser. He recently bought
a lot 82Vax132 fet on Second avenue ad
joining the Deering corner at 'Fourth
street and Second avenue S for about
In fact, all of his recent purchases have
been in that locality. The Leonard corner
would give Mr. McKnight the half block
adjoining the Deering corner on Second
avenue, between Fourth and Fifth streets,
and it is more than likely that he is the
The Second avenue S corners are about
cleaned up by this purchase. There are
corners left but none of them is in the
market. The corner occupied by the You
man's hotel across from the New York
Life is owned by Mr. Youmans, of Wiscon
sin who has placed a prohibitive price
upon the property. The remaining corner
at Fifth street and Second avenua. corres
ponding with the Oison corner, is owned
by Sol Smith Russell, and a big price has
been set upon it.
At Fourth street and Second avenue S
are the Walton and Deering corners,
neither of which can be picked up easily.
Then there is the Barber corner and the
corner owned by the Connecticut Mutual
Insurance company, which does not want
At Sixth street and Second avenue, the
old Hawkins corner is owned by Deer
ing of Chicago. Across the street is the
Brackett corner, recently purchased by
Mr. McKnight. The remaining corners
are owned respectively by a New Hamp
shire Savings bank and Albert Johnson
of Minneapolis, and they are not in the
Mr. McKnight appears to have got the
the only good thing left in that locality.
J. W. RICE DIES ALONE
Well Known Grain Man'i Death tii
Joseph W. Rice, 2405 Bryant avenue, a
grain merchant in the employ of P. B.
Mann & Co. of the Flour Exchange, was
found dead in his room at the Hyser
hotel thia morning. He registered there
a week age and had been drinking heavily
ever since his arrival. He spent most of
his time in his room and no one at the
hotel had anything to do with him. Sev
eral days ago he appeared ill, and the
proprietor tried to persuade him to go
to a hospital. This he stoutly refused
to do. When passing his door this morn
ing, a bell boy heard the man breathing
hard. An hour later, when the door was
broken in, he was found dead. Coroner
Williams was called and ordered the body
taken to the morgue. Rice was 40 years
old, and leaves a wife and one child. He
had not been at his place of business '
for over a week.
A post mortem will be held to-mororw.
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I BY DEALERS. SELLING THE J
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The freshest, sweetest product of
the churn is manufactured here
daily and delivered you the day it
is: made. Put up in 1 lb.,if% m A
3 Ib. and 5 Ib. packages and^fjQ
sold per Ib. at 0n1y........™
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country creameries and guaranteed
to equal any other dealers' t%*%n
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Always supplied with lots of Dairy But
ter, fresh • from, our country shipperi, at
prices .that other dealers cannot buy
SPECIAL FOR SUNDAYS
* Strawberry ; " and Orange ;: Ice;
• regular price, quart, 40c:
xv Sunday— ?
IQt 30» I 2 Qts. 50>
309 HENNEPIN AY.
Tel. 9 1-* 'both lines.) " ':*<):■'