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Mlunetonku Beach Clubhoniie«-The
board of governors of Lafayette club an
nounce the informal opening of tlie clubhouse
at Mlnnetonka Beach by Manager Perry. Sat
urday, May 11, 1901. The formal opening will
be annoui. ■ later. '
First . :.iou Case—Mrs. Anna C.
Hanson, , as shown symptoms of insan
ity, was je-urday committed to the city
hospital as a detention patient. It Is thought
■be may recover under proper treatment. This
i* the first case under the new detention law.
Buaineaa Men's flub—A meeting Of
the. Business Men's club, which is inado up
©I the prominent colored citizens of the twin
cities, will be held next Monday night at the
Guaranty Loan restaurant. The meeting will
be yrecedei by a banquet, after which au ad
dress will be delivered by Dr. M. D. Shutter.
An f!8,OOO Half— Harry G. Robbins
of the Walton agency has transferred to Sallie
F. Moon the southeasterly halt of lot 9, block
SB, Hoag &. Bell's addition, for $18,00. This
lot was transferred last week to Mr. Kobbius
by Mr. Babcotk of Chicago, who has owned
it for ten years. The property is on Sixth
etieet between Nicollet and Henuepin.
Gale Pri«e i oiupetitoru—The com
petitors for the Gale prize at the Central
ililfri school are: First, Milo G. Webster; sec
cud, Benjamin Huston: third, Frederick Cal
toouu. The names were selected in tte liter
ary contest in which sixtetn participated.
The oral contest will be a par; of ihe graduat
ing exercises iv June.
"W. G. Poole Arrested— telegram
was revived at police headquarters last even-
Ing, from Detroit,, Mich., stating that W. G.
Poole was under arrest in that city. An
officer left last night to bring the pris
oner back to' Minneapolis, where he is wanted
on a charge of eniDezzlement. His arrest
was brought about by a Milwaukee bonding
Sauduy "I'ieture Taklun" — J. A.
Brusa, the photographer, says that there is
no general movement among photographers in
favor of Sunday closing during the summer.
lie asserts that only a few are behind the
agitation m favor of closing. Mr. Brush
•would be willing 10 dose it the Sunday law
were enforced for flfty-two Sundays in the
year and not merely to suit the pleasure of a
few for a short time.
Can't I »«■ Hydrant*— By a vote of four
to one, the joint committee of the city coun
cil, consisting of the committees on lire de
partment and waterworks, has turned
down the ideas of some of the alder
men to allow city sprinklers the use of tire
hydrants. The argument in lavor of their
use was the decreased cost of sprinkling
through shorter trips for a new supply for
the carts. The main point made against the
scheme was the likelihood of the hydrants
getting out of order when handled by inex
V. ■. C. A. Monthly Meeting—The
monthly meeting of the V. M. C. A. board of
directors was held yesterday. The commit
tee reports showed the institution to be in
fine condition. The entertainment course was
isful from a financial standpoint. A
better series is being arranged for next fall.
Among the delegates to the Jubilee conven
tiou at Boston from Minneapolis will be:
President W. .1. Dean, W. Y. Chute, \V. X.
Carroll, C. 1. Fuller, State Secretary E. W.
Peck. Physical Director K. L. Westou, R. P.
■\Voodworth, H. L. Murray and Educational
Director E. A. Purdy.
TO FIT THE DALY LAW
XRADE ASSOCIATION CHANGES
There Is a General Tinkering of
Constitution* and By-
Many of the trade associations are re
pairing their constitutions and by-laws
to conform with the requirements of the
Daly ami-trust law, passed at the last
session of the legislature. The Daly law
makes any association formed to control
prices or limit competition illegal. It gets
down "closer to the hide" than the anti
trust law enacted iwo years ago, and while
members of each of the various asociations
assert that that particular organization is
not to be classed as a trust, they are tak
ing pains 10 see that there is noihing in
the constitution and by-laws or the rules
of the association to make it liable under
It is probable that there ■will soon be a
test case. The Daly law :s aimed squarely
at the retail association which endeavors
to eliminate demoralizing tendencies in
business. One of these is the habit of
the wholesaler in dealing with big con
sumers who are not dealers in any sense
and would be forced to buy of the retailer
if the jobber or manufacturer did not help
them out. With the spirit of organization
in the air and the retailers' profits being
reduced gradually, the latter conceived
the association idea as a means of defense,
and it has worked well. The meetings of
the various associations held during the
past year showed a big increase in mem
bership in all and an improvement in
methods of defending the rights of the
KENNEY CASE DISMISSED
Not Responsible for Not Properly
. Diagnosing: Monroe"* Disease.
The case against Dr. D. J. Kenney,
osteopath, charged with violating the
liealth ordinance in not reporting a rase
of smallpox, was dismissed by Judge Dick
inson yesterday. It appeared that
■when, Dr. Kenney visited Charles Monroe,
Nineteenth avenue S end Twenty-sixth
street, there were no signs of smallpox.
Dr. Bracken, of the stale board of health,
testified that at the time Dr. Keimey vis
ited Monroe it was impossible for an in
telligent physician to diagnose th<» case.
The osteopaths say that Dr. Kenney has
been accused by tlie health official of be
ing the cause of the pr^ent smallpox
scare in South Minneapolis in liis improper
diagnosis of the Moaioe case. The dis
missal of the charge by Judge Dickinson
this morning clears Dr. Kenney of any
Another case of the same nature pend
ing against Dr. Kenney was continued
until" May 28.
MAY AFFECT LOCAL PLANT
American Bridge Company's Con
The Commercial Gazette of Pittsburg
makes the following statement:
The American Bridge company has had
plans drawn for a new- $1,000,000 plant to be
erected in the Pittsburg district. The Ameri
can Bridge company has its plants scattered
through the east at points where they are at
a disadvantage to operate and some are con
sidered for abandonment
L. S. Gillette, western manager of the
American Bridge company, said this morn-
Ing in reply to the question as to whether
the Gillette-Herzog branch in this city
•would be affected, that he did not know
anything about it and would have no in
formation until after the monthly meet
ing of the board of directors in New York
city, which he will attend.
t ICE IS OUT
'•Soo" Line Boats Released In the St.
Soo officials to-day received word that
at last the ice had gone out of the St.
• Clalr river above Detroit and that their
steamers were at last released from the
tie-up which has j revailed for the past
month or bo. This marks the opening of
lake navigation for the year.
MAYOR'S APPOINTMENTS CONFIRMED
Special to The Journal.
Hastings. Minn., May 9. —At the meet
ing of the new city council, the follow
ing appointments were confirmed: Chief
of:police. J. C. Hartln; policemen, Wil
liam Nolan. A. C. Nesbitt; attorney, Al
bert Schaller; health officer, D,r. H. G.
Van Beeck; treasurer, N. B. dergen. The
following standing committees were an
nounced: Finance. Aldermen J. G. Sieben,
W. H. DeKay and R. W. Freeman; pur
chasing, Aldermen J. H. Johnson, W. G.
Fasbender and R. W. Freeman: streets.
Aldermen W. H. DeKay, Peter Hiniker]
Jr., and H. L. Sumption; fire department^
Aldermen Casper Schilling, J. G. Sieben
and F. D, Hubbard.
WOULD BE WELCOME
Woman Member, of Wisconsin State
BISHOP SPEAKS TO CLUB MEMBERS
Moth District Federation Meeting
at Rliinelaudei— Vou
iiin ax Speaks.
Special to The Journal. , V
Rhinelander, Wis., May 9.—At the ses
sion of the ninth district convention of
the Federated Woman's Clubs yesterday,
the following papers were read: "Trend
of Modern Novel." Mrs. Kennedy. Ash
land: "State Consumers' League," Mrs.
W. V. Silverthorn. Mosinee: "Poetic Gems
and High Ideals, or the Play of Henry
the Fifth." - Elizabeth Dodge, Marlnette,
read by Mrs. Frank Noyea.
Mrs. Youmans, president of the state
federation, addressed the convention on
phases of club ork, suggesting several
special lines of work for general clubs.
In the evening, Mrs. R. M. LaFollette. of
Madison, gave a very able and interest
ing address on the work of the Emily
George W. Bishop, *of Rhinelander,
member of the state board of control,
addressed the convention on Woman's
clubs and public charities, which was of
great interest as being the first . authori
tative statement of the board of control
toward the bills pa3sed and pending for
a woman member of the board and in
other positions. He said that the Wis
consin state charities were the best man
i aged of any state; that the criticisms of
the management which had come from
! some clubs and club women had been
j grossly ignorant and had created prejudice
i against the movement; that a woman
! member on the board of control would be
i welcomed by all the present members, and
that, if there should be such a member
| she should be selected with special refer
ence to the supervision of state schools,
as it was in the line of trained educa
tional work that tte men on the hoard of
control were and would be the weakest.
Mr. Bishop also advocated the appoint
ment by club conventions of committees
| to visit the state institutions and make
! reports, which would enlighten club wom
en on actual conditions and whose intel
ligent criticisms would be of value, to
the board of control. . ' ." .
AFTER FRED BBIGGS
Reported That Grand Jury Will
BLODGETT, MACHINE MAKER, TOO
; The Fact That Mayor Ames Was
Not Summoned Causes
The grand jury has apparently reached
the conclusion of its investigation of the
slot machine cases, the entire morning
being devoted to the examination of one
witness, Charles Gebhardt, the saloon man
who alone pleaded guilty when the charge
was first brought against him in the
While there has Wen no leak from the
jury room there have been indications
which go to show that the jury is hot
after someone, and what certain persons
owuld like to kno is bo that some one
The general impression is that indict
ments will be returned against the two
men most prominently concerned in plac
ing the machines in the resorts of the
city—Briggs and Blodgett—both of whom
have been missing from their usual haunts
since the investigation began.
yot Good Evidence.
During the procedings yesterday after
noon, when fully a dozen saloonkeepers
were called in to give testimony, it is
learned that the stories related were not
such as would prove satisfactory to tbe
prosecution of the charges that the city
administration was directly concerned in
thet conduct of the slot machine business
further than an evident purpose to per
mit the business to flourish unchecked.
The testimony was generally to the effect
that while the saloon men had not been
absolutely assured of police protection,
they had been told in such a manner that
they believed it; that the city authorities
had ben cared for and that they would
not have to suffer because of any. viola
tion of the law. There was no direct
evidence that money bad been paid offi
cials further than has been given here
tofore before Judse McGee.
Major "Sot a Witness.
But it is significant that while Mayor
Ames and members of his official family
have been promising that they would ap
pear and give to the grand jury the bene
fit of any knowledge which they may have
had. the grand Jury itself does not seem
inclined to ask the mayor to come for
ward. Neither be nor any member of his
official family has appeared before the jury
yet and it Is understood that no subpoe
nas have been issued requesting the pres
ence of any of them.
It is a rule that a person called before
the jury to give testimony cannot be in
dicted and there are some who see in this
fact a cloud in the horizon for the ge
nial doctor and his police deaprtment.
It is expected that the jury will return
a report covering the greater part of
its deliberations some time to-morrow
ArrangementM Made to Entertain
Minneapolis Woodmen camps laet night
arranged to entertain the delegates to the
head camp of the Modern Woodmen
Wednesday, June 10. Albert Bates and
Elijah Barton, who acted as a committee
to confer with the St. Paul committee on
entertainment, reported that it was agreed
upon that the head camp should adjourn
at 4 o'clock in the afternoon and the 62ft
delegates and several bands should be
taken for a trolley ride, which will in
clude a stop at Minnehaha Falls, where a
lunch will be served, and thence to Lake
Harriet. Returning to St. Paul a stop will
be made to see Lake Como.
The Forester uniformed degree teams
are also to come to Minneapolis Friday
afternoon. A contract was also yesterday
signed with the St. Louis hotel manage
ment for Friday, which is to include a
round trip from either Minneapolis or St.
Paul over the Milwaukee road, a boat ride,
dinner and ball for $1.25 for each person
from either city.
It is planned to have the drill contests
at the state fair grounds Thursday after
noon include a drill between Minneapolis
and St. Paul Forester teams, and other
events in . which representatives ,of both
cities will compete. The mayor of Minne
apolis is also - to be included among the
dignitaries to review the big parade
A . Committee of N. P. Ticket-Takers
' A grievance committee from the conduc
tors on the main line of - the Northern
Pacific is in session at* the Merchants
hotel, St. . Paul, considering a number of
things not" satisfactory to them. It Is
understood that one ,of the subjects fis
the system in - vogue on the Northern Pa
cific :of 'checking ;uj>- trains at ;' terminals
by the use of ticket exchangers.' The con
ductors have frequently, claimed that the
employment" of ticket exchangers ; was an
.imputation' against their ability,, if. not
, their, honesty,, • : (
THE MINNEAPOLIS JOURNAL.
PROHIBITION IN N. D.
Attorney General Comstock Says It
Is Making Strides.
IT'S CLEANING UP THE CAPITAL
The Effect of the Immigrant Xote
on Temperance LetfiHlatlon
O. D. Comstock, attorney general of
North Dakota, who is at the Nicollet for
a few days, pronounces prohibition a fa
vorite theory with the people of his state.
He is confident that the law is better en
forced than it has been since its enact
ment. Mr. Comstock said:
"It will not profit the republican party
or any other party to take any action in
next year's conventions adverse to pro
hibition. A majority of the people of the
state want it The new comers are di
vided on the question, but I believe that
more favor it than are opposed. Until
this big tide of immigration floated into
North Dakota prohibition was on the
easy side of the fence by several thousand
majority. On the new vote it will secure
at least an even break, so it behooves po
litic U parties to handle the prohibition
issue with gloves.
"The law is better enforced in North
Dakota to-day than it has been since
statehood. There will be violation of any
law, and in the western part of the state
where the German element is dominant,
sentiment has not favored the law to the
extent of encouraging local officers in en
forcing it. That same sentiment will al
ways form a nucleus around which the
opposition to the law can form. The state
as a whole urges its enforcement. Since
the first of the year the state administra
tion has accomplished much along this
line, and that without the aid of the en
•The recent session of the legislature
was the first in ten years during which
gambling was not allowed in Bismarck.
It is the first session since statehood, as a
result of which a sum of nearly $15,000
was not divided among three mcv» as the
result of gambling profits. Usually many
of the legislative employes as a result of
This vice have left Bismarck at the end of
the session in debt. This time debts were
paid and most of the employes went home
with money in their pockets. The people
of Bismarck do not want gambling in
their city. The people of the state do not
want gambling in their capital.
"There is also a healthy prohibition
sentiment at Bismarck that is growing
rapidly. Its property owners and business
men begin to realize that, with the gam
bling and blind pigs eradicated, many of
the advocates of capital removal in other
parts of the state lack a most effective
argument. I am making an effort to rid
Mandan of its blind pigs. There is a live
western town that must begin to follow
the example of the capital. It has two
public institutions which are to be of
value to it. One is the Indian school, for
which appropriation was recently made.
The wiser heads in Mandan realize that a
town which allows the illegal sale of
liquor is not likely to be regarded as the
proper point at which to spend big money
in equipping an Indian school. The gov
ernment is endeavoring to throw the right
influences around the young Indian. That
I kind of influence is not usually credited
Ito a blind pig town. When tlie admin
• istration eradicates the illegal sale of
I liquor from those western towns it is do
j ing much to help the cause of prohibition.
The western part of the state has always
been pointed to as conclusive proof that
the law could not be enforced. The law
j will be enforced throughout the entire
j state. The back bone of the blind pig
I element has bee^i broken in Bismarck, and
this was thought to be an impossibility
a year ago."
BY-LAWS ON THE TABLE
O. K. S. MAKES "SO CHANGES
Sarah E. Mil ham. Representative of
Texas Grand Chapter,
Very little business of public interest
was transacted at the meeting of the
grand chapter 0. E. S. this morning. The
anticipated discussion in regard to the
new by-laws did not materialize and the
grand chapter will remain under the old
csde. The new by-laws were laid on the
table, which is equivalent to an indefinite
J. L. Berthold of Perham, chairman of
the finance committee, made a partial
report and the committee on appeals and
grievances stated that the chapters were
in harmony. Mrs. Marie Soule, chairman
of the committee on fraternal correspon
dence, reviewed the proceedings of the
twenty-nine grand chapters. Mrs. Marie
Scranton, past, grand matron of Vermont,
and Mrs. Sarah E. Milham, representative
from the grand chapter of Texas, were in
troduced and ga,ve short talks. Letters
were read from .Mrs. Harriet FJwing, most
worthy matron of Massachusetts; Mrs.
Lorraine Pitkin. most grand secretary,
and. Mrs. Mary Partridge of California,
general grand officers. A. P. Swanstrom,
chairman of the jurisprudence committee,
made a partial report.
The election of officers occupied the
grand chapter this afternoon.
One of the most important meetings of
the grand chapter was held la6t evening.
The program included various ceremonies
of the order interspersed with music.
Fidelity Chapter, No. 17, gowned in black,
gave an impressive memorial service and
an opening ceremony written by Mrs.
Mary C. Taylor of Minneapolis was used
for the first time. The grand officers con
ferred the degrees. Music was furnished
by the Masonic quartet, Mrs. Maud Ulmer
Jones. Mrs. Kendall, Miss McCollom, Mr.
Browning and Mr. Forbes.
Yesterday afternoon Mrs. Alice Willard.
chairman of the committee on the Home
for Widows and Orphans, gave her report
and urged the members to take immediate
action in favor of the home. Several
lots have been offered and $700 has al
ready been raised. The report was
adopted and referred to the jurisprudence
committee. The home will be in the
neighborhood of the twin cities.
The grand treasurer reported that the
amount in the treasury May 8 was
$2,300.96. The grand secretary's report
showed that there is a membership in the
grand chapter of 8,400, with 149 chapters.
The special committees were appointed,
as follows: Credentials, Mmes. Marie A.
Soule, Ida M. Bliss and Frances Smith;
addresses, A. D. Countryman, Hester P.
Browne and Etta A. Snail; appropria
tions, Henry Adams, Addie Knapp and
Love Braly; unfinished business, E.
Czeikowitz. Elizabeth Ladd and Anna
Simons; examination of visitors, Clya
Elliot, Elizabeth Wright and Natalie
Desky; charities and dispensions, Lorvena
Eldred, Mary Phetteplace, Mary E. Ly
man, N. B. Farrington, Blanche Sartell;
pay roll, H. A. McAffrey, Fred Kroeger,
Adelaide Kingsley and Elizabeth McKay.
BISHOP JOYCE RETURNS
His Trip to the Eait Restores His
Bishop I. W. Joyce of this city returned
to-day from Lewiston, Maine. He has Just
closed his spring conference work in Penn
sylvania, New York and Maine. He is
president of the National Epworth League
and will attend the convention at San
Francisco in July. He will spend about six
weeks on the coast and return in time
for the fall conferences. When Bishop
Joyce left the city in February he was in
feeble health after a long illness, but he
returns in the full vigor of health and has
the appearance of an entirely, well man.
Plans for a Combination Are Taking
...... >■ • •
CAPITAL WILL BE $40,000,000
The ; International Power Company
Ha« Already Made Several
Purchases. ' .
... New York, May —The plans for a con
solidation of locomotive manufactories are
rapidly assuming definite shape, Follow
ing the recent : report , that the., Interna
tional . Power company : has purchased \ the
Cooke locomotive works, It is announced
that ; the, same ; company has secured the
Richmond Locomotive Works of Richmond,
Va. It Is also announced ■ that W. Sew
ard ; Webb and George H. Longbottoin
have; been elected directors of the Inter
national. Power company. Mr. Longbot
tom was formerly i president of the Rogers
locomotive" works at Paterson, N. J.
It is stated that a new company will be
formed which will acquire nearly all the
locomotive plants in the country, except
the Baldwin: Among the plants to be In
cluded in the consolidation, it Is under
stood, are ; the Rhode Island locomotive
works, : owned by the International Power
company; Richmond Locomotive Works,
Richmond, Va.; Cooke Locomotive Works,
Paterson, N. J.; the locomotive plant of
the Dickson Manufacturing company,
Rogers Locomotive Works, Paterson,
N. J., and the Schenactady Locomotive
Works, Schenectady, N. V.,
The capital of the new company, it is
reported, will be -In the neighborhood of
$40,000,000. -The International Power
company owns the Rhode Island locomo
tive works, the American Wheelock En
gine company at Worcester, Mass., and
the Corliss steam engine works: of
Providence, R. I. It is reported tnat the
company, will sell only its locomotive
works, . retaining its other properties.
This cannot be confirmed as yet.
SOO STOCKS CLIMB
Some Neat Little Sum* Made on It,
The transcontinental stocks have occu
pied the center of the speculative stage
so long that the supernumeraries, as they
may be called, to preserve the unity of
the* metaphor, have been generally over
looked by the public. There" has been
great activity in these, however, as the
following table of the prices of Soo stocks
for six days, including yesterday, will
, show::. -Mr. Com- Pre
Wednesday, May 1 ** ig-'i
Thursday, May 2.... « »|
Friday, May i .....;...-....» " "
Saturday, May 4 • «* ■"
Monday, May 6 20% 59
Tuesday, May 7........... 24% ™>¥*
Ther"e has been several deals in this
stock among local investors and, it is said,
they have cleared nice little profits in a
number of cases.
THESE GET JOBS
Railroad and Warehouse Commis
sion Makes a Move. :
The railroad and warehouse commission
announced a small batch of appointments
last evening. Fifteen men are placed m
clerical positions, the appointments to
take effect June 1. They are as follows:
Fred Schutte, of St. Paul, chief clerk in
the chief inspector's office, vice M. S.
■C W. Foote, of Minneapolis, chief clerk
in the Minneapolis inspection office, vice
W. P. Riemer. ...
Frank Lydiard of Minneapolis, chief
clerk in the welghmaster's office.
W. M. Todd, St. Paul, registrar at Min
neapolis, vice Paul Fontaine. '
- Albert Thon of Mower county, and W.
F. : Converse of Minneapolis, clerks in . the
Minneapolis inspection office. i
. J. F. Ferguson, of Blue Earth county,
W. L. f Neiman, of Benton county, and
W. E. Hewitt of Minneapolis, clerks in
the weighing department 1 at Minneapolis.
E. ;L. Millar of Duluth, registrar in the
Duluth "weighing department.
W. C. Weld of Duluth, chief clerk in the
Duluth weighing department.
J. H. Stenerson, of Goodhue county, and
Wiillam Pellenz, of St. Paul, clerks in
the Duluth weighing department.
W. H. Wells, of Chippewa county, chief
clerk in the inspection department at Du
luth.; " :
O. H. Lucken of Polk county, clerk In
the Duluth insoection department.
This announcement disposes of : the
hopes of W. R. Dobbyn of Minneapolis,
editor of the Progressive Age, who
"flopped" ' last summer, and was recom
mended by the state committee for regis
trar at Minneapolis.
The Duluth appointments are a victory
for the Windom wing of the party there,
to which Commissioner Miller is affili
Local republican leaders are expressing
great dissatisfaction ' because of the fact
that the commission has plainly given
them to understand that a" great majority
of the positions 1 under the commission to
be credited: to Hennepin county will be
filled . by holdovers, some of whom are
democrats and populists. According to the
apportionment made, Hennepin county is
to have an allotment of thirty-three jobs,
and of the thirty-three jobs in question,
twenty-two are to be held by holdovers,
eleven new appointments being promised
Getting; a Line on Things.
New York, May Frederick D. Under
wood, the new president of the Erie railroad,
has started from Jersey City in a special train
for an inspection of the entire system. . The
trip will take about a week's time and the
inspection will include the roadbed, terminal
facilities - and ■ equipment • from New York to
Chicago. President Underwood is accom
panied by E. B. Thomas, chairman of the
board of directors; Chief Engineer C. W.
Buckholz, General Manager C. R. Fitch and
some other subordinate officers.
Blocked by Smith.
An Interesting little story of recent stock
complications tells of the way James Henry
Smith, the man who held the balance of
power in "St. Paul," and who successfully
resisted the attempt of J. Pierpont Morgan
and James J. Hill to take the property over
into the Great Northern-Northern Pacific
combination, has gone over to Vanderbllt,
taking the North-Western and St. Paul into
the Vanderbilt transcontinental system. The
trade has just been consummated and gives
to the Vanderbilt combination the very cream
of the traffic in the middle northwest. Mr.
Smith is America's richest bachelor, having
two years ago inherited $50,000,000 from his
uncle, George Smith, the London recluse, who
was once a Chicago banker. Recent rising
markets have doubled Mr. Smith's fortune
and made him a power in the financial world.
A Trust Director.
President Hawley of the Minneapolis & St.
Louis road has been chosen a director of the
Promisei Xot Kept.
Advertisements of low rates from the At
lantic seaboard to northwestern points have
!ed many fereigners, who have long contem
plated migrating to the United States, to
make the trip, only to find, when it is too
late, that the rates are not down. It is said
that there is serious complaint of the methods
that have induced so many to leave home
not adequately provided with funds.
Had a Weak Caae.
Special to The Journal.
Albert Lea, Minn., May 9.—The state did
not make out a case against Frank Hale\and
E. A. Leonard, charged with working the
short change racket upon Merchant Kearns
of Oakland, and Justice Hammond discharged
them.—The Albert Lea baseball club is la
Waseca to-day to play a game with the club
of that place.—Professor F. J. Toland of La
Crosse has been here this week with a view
to the establishment of a business university,
but the managers of Luther academy say they
are to divide the commercial from the acade
mic department of their institution and move
into a more central location and hope to
cover the field, hence Mr. Toland will prob
ably abandon his plans for the present.—
County Attorney A. U. Mayland and Miss
Ella J. Sorenson were married yesterday.—
Recent rains have done incalculable good to
the recently sown grain as well as to pas
HIS DEFENSE INSANITY]
TESTIMONY IN RICHARDS CASES
Expert* Express the Opinion That
the Defendant's Mind Was
Interest in the case of Everett S. Rich
ards, on trial for shooting his wife, was
increased yesterday by the introduc
tion of expert testimony to prove that,
at the time of the shooting Richards was
According to Dr. A. M. Wang, the
mental condltibn of Richards, at the time
of the shooting, was probably one of emo
tional or temporary insanity.
Several witnesses testified to the p'.sv
ious good character of Richards, and to
hid strange and morose conduct just be
fore the shooting. The witnesses sworn
were D. Dietbenner, foreman of th« Dia
mond Iron works, H. H. Smith, proprietor
of the same, Otto Kraemer. and Ernest
Swartz, Lydia Van Doren, who has charge
of the Richards baby, and Alice Chase,
sister of the accused.
Everett S. Richards was placed on the
stand Tuesday afternoon in his own be
half, and he gave a circumstantial ac
count of the incidents that led to the
shooting. The story was given without
the slightest emotion, and both the jury
and spectators were evidently impressed.
He testified that prior to the shooting,
his wife had left him several times, but
had elways returned repentant. The
night before the shooting, he returned
from Duluth, where he had received a
letter from his wife, who informed him
that she liked some one else better, and
did not care to live with him any longer.
Upon his return, his father handed him
four reports from a private detective
agency. in these, he said, conclusive
evidence was given of his wife's infidelity.
That night, he added, he could not sleep,
and after brooding over the matter he
told his father that if what the report
contained was true, he would kill him
The next day he went to work, but
knocked off at noon, as his mind was in
such a state oJ confusion as to preclude
connected action. Returning to his room,
he ;>ut on his best clothes and started to
search for his wife, with the view of hav
ing her confirm or deny the story of her
After calling at several places where
she was wont to be, he found her In the
Richards block, where she was in the em
ploy of Walter B. Finch, the dancing
master. After a long conversation, Rich
ards said, she admitted that the story
of the detectives was true, saying that she
could no longer live with him. The ac
cused testified that he then said: "I will
kill myself," whereupon he turned the
revolver upon himself and fired. After
the first snot, he testified that all was a
blank, "but I have no doubt," said he,
"that I shot her."
GOT THE WRONG LAND
Suit In the I". S. Circuit Court to
Straighten Things Out.
The state has brought a suit in equity
\ in the United States circuit court, against
the Duluth & Iron Range railroad. Walter
F. Cobb, the Minneapolis & St. Cloud
railroad, and the Great Northern railroad.
The suit involves a swamp land grant of
201,789 acres, which was declared the pos
session of the Duluth & Iron range road
in a decision by Judge Lochfen last year.
The state claims that by inadve'rience this
decree included 45,000 acres previously
selected for state institutions.
Jockey Club Affairs.
Judge Bunn, of the Ramsey county district
court, is winding up the affairs of the Twin
City Jockey Club. The recent award of dam
ages by the state, amounting to $22,000, is
being distributed to the creditors, whose
claims aggregate about $100,000.
THAT MACHINE GAMBLING
THE (iRAXD JIRY TAKES IT IP
Many Saloonkeepers Subpoenaed—
License Inspector Gardner a
The long anticipated grand-jury inves
tigation of gambling evils and of charges
that the administration of Mayor Ames
was interested in the slot machine in
dustry is on at last.
The grand jury yesterday at noon had
cleaned up all routine matters and upon
reassembling yesterday afternoon immedi
ately began to investigate the slot ma
Among those present to testify were
the saloonkeepers who gave such sensa
tional testimony last Saturday before
Judge McGee. Among them were Thomas
Lyons, John E. (Tooze) Rogers, John
Courtney, Oscar Lindberg. John Anderson,
Charles Wass, John M. Ryan, Albert
Erickson. Joe Blackwell, Louis Stokke,
George Kent, John T. Bauman, J. T.
Brady, Stockholm Olson, F. E. Becker,
John Kasson and a number of others.
Among other witnesses were License In
spector Gardner, Officer O'Neal, and
Charles H. Bennett, salesman in a whole
Gideon E. Clark, who gave to Judge Mc-
Gee the most circumstantial of the evi
dence implicating the city authorities, was
IN FULL SWING MONDAY
Butler-Ryan Company Promises to
Employ Local Men.
The Butler-Ryan company of St. Paul,
which has secured the contract for the
work in connection with the Wisconsin
Central terminals, will begin active opera
tions on both sides of the river next Mon
day. They say that preference will be
given Minneapolis labor and declare that
next week they will be able to use every
available man and team in the city. Alder
man Rand, who led the opposition to the
vacation of the desired streets, assumes to
believe that large numbers of Italian
laborers will be imported from Chicago to
do this work; at least he is circulating
statements to that effect.
Some of the local contractors do not feel
at all satisfied with the aw*lti to the
Butler-Ryan company. They say that not
enough time was given for figuring on the
work in the Jlrtt place, only from Saturday
to ilia next Wednesday, and it i^ also
char^jj that one of ihe two or three Min
neapolis firms lUrit did compete for the
work bid several thousand dollars under
the St. Paul company.
WANTS MERRICK INDICTED
The Law-AblilliiK >. W. King Han
Norman W. King, chief of detectives, is
seeking ,to have James H. Merrick. the
former police officer, . indicted. King's
plaint is that Merrick, at the time of his
recent arrest upon the charge of drunken
ness, flourished ■a ; revolver . and .was only
prevented by force from making a murder
ous ; assault upon, King., \ : The ' latter en
deavored to have the case taken up by the
county attorney, but he, fearing that the
evidence was scant upon which to base a
complaint, advised King to carry: his
troubles to the' grand jury, which he did
this' morning. : - Merricks version is that
when arrested the revolver which* he car
ried was taken from his pocket by King.
Merrick avers that he did not draw the
revolver at any time. • • ; • ■
The general impression is that the pres
ent * attempt *to | indict Merrick. following
so :'. closely upon his - arrest' and \ trial, be
fore ; the municipal court, is inspired .by
a.: desire for revenge» upon ; Merrick for
having dared, to make charges against the
city administration: .
Dead wood and ' Lead 'Elks.
Special to The Journal.
.I ; Deadwood, S. D., May Elks of Deadwood
and : Lead: had a big demonstration ' in " Lead.
The Elks 'Ql< Lead : belong to • the ; lodge at
Deadwood, but a special dispensation .was ob
tained, and a meeting held in Lead to initiate
a class of thirty-five. There was a' street pa
rade early in the evening, and a business ses
sion followed to a bannjiat, - ' •'•;
THURSDAY EVENING, MAY 9, 1901.
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Eckert and Others Elected
Directors, and Roswell
New York, May B.—Reports were eircu- j (
lated in Wall street this afternoon that ,
Thomas Eckert and Alvin W. Krech of i
this city and Norman B. Ream of Chi- J
cago had been elected directors of thei,
Union Pacific Railroad company to sue- ,
ceed George Buchanan, Roswell Miller i
and the late John W. Doane. Mr. Eck- j
crt is president of the Western Union ,
Telegraph company, and Mr. Krech is an j <
official of the Mercantile Trust company, 11
which has close Gould affiliations. At thejj
office of the Union Pacific Railroad com- ,
pany, all the officials declined to confirm i
or deny the report.
Wall street attaches much importance; \
to the fact that conferences were held at j,
Mr. Harriman's office all the morning and |i
in the early afternoon. One of the confer- jj
ences was with H. McK. Twombley, J. J. V
Hill, Daniel S. Lamont and some of their j
associates were in session at Mr. Hill's
office throughout the morning.
ERRORS OF W. E. CURTIS!
OFF ON BRIDGE STATISTICS
He Gives Minneapolis Only Seven
William E. Curtis, the veteran Wash
ington correspondent of the Chicago Rec
ord-Herald, ordinarily one of the most re
liable of men in the use of his pencil, is
plainly not at his best when tryng to
answer questions dealing with Minnesota
and Minneapolis affairs.
In his last Monday's leter to his paper,
answering a query from C. A. McCune of
Omaha, he" says there are forty-six
bridges over the Mississippi river between
the falls of Minnehaha and the mouth of
the river, and, going a little farther into
details, avers that there are seven bridges I
over the river at Minneapolis, as follows: j
"The Viaduct, the Tenth street, the stone
arch and the Franklin avenue bridges,
with those of the Northern Pacific, the j
Milwaukee & St. Paul, and the Great
The viaduct and stone arch bridges are
one and the same affairs, and Curtis'
Tenth street bridge corresponds, doubt
less, to the tottering Tenth avenue S
Again, his list is far from complete.
There are several other notable struc
tures across the river at Minneapolis, to
wit: the Twentieth avenue N, Plymouth
avenue, Soo railway, Washington avenue
S, the belt line and Lake street bridges.
Maukanta and Wahoata Comities.
Mr. Curtis is led into still more serious
error when discussing some of the queer
facts of the last census. Several counties
disappeared, he says, two of them "Man
kanta" and "Wahuata," in Minnesota.
These names have a very unfamiliar
sound to the native.
Me ml nines La Follette and Voiimiins
to Speak at Rhinelander.
Special to The Journal.
Rhinelander, Wis., May 9.—The ninth
district convention of Federated Woman
Clubs met here for a two days'
session. Seventy-five delegates, repre
senting all the cities in the district, are
in attendance, and are being entertained
at the homes of local club members. The
program includes addresses by Mrs. R. M.
LaPollette of Madison and Mrs. Youmans
of Waukesha, president of the state fed
eration, with several papers and addresses
and a reception to delegates and local
club women at the home of Mrs. W. E.
F. A. Lowell has been re-employed as
principal of the Rhinelander school at a
salary of $1,500 a year. He received $1,400
Case Where Policemen Were Want
ed, bat Couldn't Be Found.
Walin & Gustafson, 117 Washington ave
nue S., report that an attempt was made
to burglarize their place between 1 and 2
o'clock Tuesday morning. The large plate
glass in front was cracked and a piece
eighteen inches square taken out. The
proprietors were notified by the A. D. T.
and after arriving at their place of busi
ness they stood outside for an hour and
three-quarters waiting for a policeman.
In the morning the sergeant came around
and asked what broke the window.
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Quality considered, we believe we
are selling refrigerators cheaper than
anyone in the city. ,
We will sell you a good sized White
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We have sold a lot of these and the
purchasers are 'highly pleased with
Guaranteed Garden Hose only 10
cents per foot. A very good quality.
Others ask 12 cents.
Good reliable lawn mowers from
J2.25 up to $7.50.
We also have a large line of Ham
mocks at prices ranging from 65 cents
up to $3.
If you are going to paint, remem
ber that we carry a full line of the
Minnesota Linseed Oil Ge.'s-paints:
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Reservation Mai! Route.
Evarts, S. D., May 9.—A petition is being
signed for a mail route from Evarts to Sieua
Butte county, 103 miles west, aud will be
sect to Congressman Burke. —H. R. Drum,
boss carpenter for the Milwaukee, is at work
with a large force of men on the new stock
yards, which will be the largest in the state.
—J. E. McDougal of Britton, S. D., came in
Saturday with several car loads of cattle for
his ranch, fifteen miles-south of town.—W. A.
Daniles, engineer for the Milwaukee, is set
ting the iron posts marking the cattlf trail
across the reservation.—Grading on the ex
tension to the stock yards will begin in a few
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