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SATUKDAY EVESrENTGL JUKE 29, 1901.
Yesterday's Blow One of the
_'! Worst -. Ever Known
|-'.Ml;— — • • /..,
Live wWires 'Amid the Debris
? Bring Death to Holly
I C. Bennett. i
Property Damage Is Consid
erable, Many Windows
Being Blown In..
Holly C. Bennett, 106 Bryant avenue
H; killed by live wires in debris.
John Howard, aged 10, 916 Fifth ave
nue SS, skull fractured by falling tent
pole; may die. .."•"."..
Dol I*. Eck, badly shocked by electric
■wire. • :■ ■ '.. : . - . : .
Mrs. Sarah Morey, employe of Home
laundry. Aldrich and Western avenues.
Miss Racina Johnson, employed at Home
laundry, burned about chest and fore
arm by hot Irons ' .
Mrs. - John Iverson, wife of proprietor
of Home. laundry, slightly bruised . about
head; and arms by falling debris. .
The heavy storm which burst upon Min
neapolis yesterday afternoon was cast in
cyclonic mold. From the first moment of
the sudden downpour of rain people felt
that the elements were employed in no
ordinary pastime, and thousands of people
Buffered an agony of fear during the thir
ty minutes in ,hich the storm expended
While from ev»ry quarter of the city
come reports of more or less damage
caused by broken windows, flying timbers,
and pranks of the lightning, but one
death hat thus far resulted from the ef
fects of the storm. Many people were
Blightly injured, but these constitute a
small majority to the thousands who re
ceived nervous shocks from which they
will not recover for many a day.
The storm was a violent wind and rain
storm in which the terrifying elements of
thunder and lightning played a rather
Inconspicuous part. The crashing in of
countless windows and the screams of
people in downtown buildings caused many
to believe that the buildings had been
struck, but such was not the case. The
damage was principally done by the high
"wind which prevailed during the progress
of the storm.
The streets presented an alarming spec
tacle with blinding sheets of rain
dashed mad-cap fashion in great swirls
that rushed in torrents to the gutters
and made creeks on both sides of every
The storm entered the city from the
southwest, and its on-coming was plainly
observable by people living in that sec
tion of the city. Before reaching the"
city limits, trees and telegraph pole?
were uprooted or snapped like twigs. Il
appears, however, that the storm partially
expended its fury before striking the
city, or that its formation for a fast-trav
eling, death-dealing tornado was inter
fered with by the resistance offered by
Panic on the Streets.
When the storm broke upon down-town
Minneapolis, the heavy rain and high wind
played havoc with everything on the
streets. In less than a minute a dozen
runaways had lent excitement and confu
6ion to the scene, and buggyless horses in
harness, upturned vehicles and side-walks
littered with broken glass could be seen
The greatest anxiety was felt for the
patrons of Pawnee Bill's Wild West Show,
■where hundreds of women and children
were enjoying the matinee performance.
The storm flattened the canvas walls and
awning and scared nearly every one to
deafa, but fortunately but two people
■were hurt. There was no panic.
The damage to preperty in the city is
quite heavy, but no great loss was sus
tained by anyone. The big office buildings,
notably the Boston block, the Lumber Ex
change and Temple Court, suffered se
verely from having windows blown in, but
these can be repaired in a day or two.
The losses in the resident portion are
chiefly confined to the uprooting of valu
eble shrubbery and to demolished struc
tures of a temporary character. There
■were numberless chimneys destroyed and
■windows broken, but no irreparable prop
erty damage was done. The lightning
kept the fire department busy all the time.
Bennett's Heroic Death.
The death of Holly C. Bennett, the
only casualty resulting from the storm in
Minneapolis, was that of a hero, who
risked his all in an attempt to help
Together with Henry J. Blakeman and
Del Eck, young Bennett was standing in
the grocery store of M. J. Inveen at the
corner of Western and Aldrich avenues.
Diagonally across the street stood a frail
■wooden structure occupied by the Home
laundry, John Iverson, proprietor. It co
happened that the full force of the storm
was felt in this immediate locality and
Bennett and his companions, with their
eyes upon the laundry building, were
horrified to see it sway in the wind and
give unmistakable signs of collapsing
'Bennett stopped not a moment, but shot
out of the door of the grocery calling to
the others to come with him. Eck and
Blakeman followed closely and as they
reached the street were horrified to see
the walla of the laundry b'lilding cave in
in the center and then the structure col
lapsed just as a woman and a little girl
emerged from the front.
The fall of the building had dislodged a
telephone wire strung upon the poles on
Western avenue, however, and as it fell
it crossed the trolley wire of the street
railway and struck Bennett, who was con
siderably in advance of his companions.
Not realizing his danger, Bennett
reached out his hand to brush it aside,
and with the touch of the now live wire
came a shock which knocked him to the
ground. Involuntarily In falling he
grasped the wire with his other hand,
and so lay in the street when Dell Eck
Eck did not, apparently, realize the
danger or the serious plight of his friend,
and he was about to grab hold of the
prostrate man. to drag him from his tor
ture, but wa_s warned by Blakeman not to
do so. Eck regarded this warning in part
and picked up a small piece of wood and
with that attempted to push the wre out
of Bennett's fast stiffening hands. The
shock which followed knocked Eck to the
ground and for a time it was thought that
both men were dead. The third maA of
the party, Blakeman, knew better than to
attempt to touch the bodies of his friends
and did the next best thing. He went
after iielp, and in a few minutes firemen
from engine-houses 10 and 16 arrived on
the scene and chopped the wire in two.
Bennett was dead and so, too, wis Eck,
to all appearances. The latteT revived,
however, and it was so^n discovered when
he ha* been examined at the hospital
that he would come out all right. Ben
nett, however, was dead when taken
Bennett was a young man about 23 years
of age, residing with his wife, ch'ld and
sister at 206 Bryant avenue N. He was
a steadygoing, industrious young fellow
and was well liked by all who knew him.
He had one child 15 m. nths eld.
In the falling of the laundry building
Mrs. Sarah Morey, cne of the employes,
was caught between the crashing timbers
and sufiered a broken right leg and a
fractured shoulder. She was immedi
ately removed to her home and surgical
attendance given her. She is doing very
nicely. Mrs. Morey is a widow and by her
earnings at the laundry had managed to
suppcrt herself and seven small children.
Hnr condition i? pitiable and deserving
of the attention of charitably Inclined
Several others in the laundry building
■were more or less nijured, but none very
seriously. John Iverson, the proprietor,
was caught between falling timbers and
suffered bruises about the face and hands,
and Raciria Johnson, who was working at
the time near a gasoline stove, was pain
In some manner the gasoline fire was
extinguished before the final collapse of
the building or there might have been a
number of casualties to add to the list.
Circus Cauraa Went Down.
The Etorm created consternation at the
Pawnee Bill circus, which was in the
midst of a matinee performance with thon
sands of women and children ni atten
dance. The tents were but poor shelter
from the force of the elements and the
awnings covering the spectators would
have blown away had not the wind torn
such holes in the canvas that an escape
valve was created. As it was, the tent
in which the performers dine and live
could not resist the tornado and after in
flating like a balloon it went into the air
with a sweep and fell to the ground a
mass of tangled wreckage.
Wonderful to relate, but one serious ac
cident is known to have occurred here.
One of the tent poles in falling struck
John Howard, a 10-year-old boy, upon the
head and knocked him unconscious. He
was immediately taken to the city hospi
tal, where it was soon discovered that his
condition was serious, the skull having
been fractured and a piece of bone was
pressed down against the brain. An
operation was performed during the night
which seemed to put the little fellow right
and to-day it is said that his condition is
favorable and that he will recover.
"LEMO" STANDS WRECKED
The Storm Played Havoc With Cir
cus Ground Stands.
Circus lemonade with a plentiful ad
mixture of rainwater was at a discount
at the Pawnee Bill show yesterday.
White canopied peanut and "lemo" stands
occupied every point of vantage about
the grounds the day before the show
struok town. As usual, hundreds of peo
ple had drank deep of the cup which
cheers not nor yet inebriates when the
etorm bore down upon the eighth ward.
The stands were all doing a thriving
business at that juncture, but that hardly
accounted for the sudden rise of their
stock. Everywhere, stands either had
their canopies torn off or were hopelessly
wrecked. The deluge of rain "didn't do
a thing" to peanuts, popcorn and crack
erjack. The lemonade was, of course,
water proof. It was a sad-eyed lot of
purveyors to the public who surveyed
the wreckage after the storm cloud had
passed. Then, with the commercial in
stinct still strong within them, they
promptly undertook to recoup their
losses by offering their wares at a sacri
There was one young proprietor who
didn't propose being outdone by euch a
little thing as the wind. When his stand
at Blaisdell and Twenty-fifth street be
gan to bend before the blast, he laid
hands on it and held on for dear life.
His weight steadied the stand and in
stead of being blown over, it began to
mount skyward with its inflated canvas
canopy for a lift. The boy had a bull
dog grip and went with it. He was
about cix feet above ground and steadily
ascending, when his distracted mother
who had sought refuge elsewhere, rushed
to the rescue. She arrived just in time
to grab Johnnie by the heels, and adding
her weight to his, managed to bring him
to land. Then Johnnie got his disordered
stock in shape and resumed business "at
the old stand."
Billy Had a Square Meal.
Immediately after the blow down of
the Pawnee Bill canvas, a veteran Billy
goat appeared upon the scene and began
to masticate the tenting. He had eaten
several square yards of canvas, and there
was no telling when he would stop when
I a bull pup attache of the show ordered
! him off the premises. The goat heeded
! not the pun'is indignant protest until
"bull" snapped viciously at his heels.
.Then Bill gathered himself into a com
pact ball and with feet folded tightly
beneath him launched himself like a
hundred-pound shot against the luckless
dog. The force of the impact rolled
"Bull" a dozen yards, and before he could
regain his feet the goat had him go
After rolling the canine into the gutter
of Blaisdell avenue the goat trotted con
tentedly back to the wreck, with has flag
triumphatly erect, and resumed opera
tions on the canvas.
HEAVY AT LA CROSSE
Rain and Wind Damage Thousands
of Dollars Worth of Property.
La Crosse, Wis., June 29.—A tornado
struck this city about 7 o'clock last even
ing, doing thousands of dollars' worth of
damage. The entire roof of the Hotel
Boycott, a four-story structure, was torn
off and blown a block, lighting on the cold
storage building of J. C. Burns and wreck
ing the roof. Loose bricks were carried
At the Boycott hotel water poured in
through the opening in the roof and plas
ter fell through into the rooms where
The new Norwegian Lutheran hospital
was wrecked. The wind struck it, blowing
away the roof and the large chimney.
Great damage was done on the Mississippi
river. Boathouses were blown away.
A picnic party at Lake Park went into
a panic when the storm was at its height.
The party took refuge in a large pavilion.
Mrs. James Hodges was prostrated in the
rush and a few others slightly injured.
STORM OF MID
Farm Property Destroyed Around
New Richmond, Wis.. June 29.—A disas
trous storm swept through a large district
south of New Richmond, doing great dam
age to farm property, though no loss of
life is reported.
Some buildings were crushed down,
others swept aw fay by wind, others flood
ed. A rainfall of three or four inches is
A veritable mudstorm passed over late
yesterday afternoon. There was a tre
mendous downpour of rain and hail. The
wind seemed to pick up and carry mud,
which was plastered on everything.
Blown Front a Wagon.
Special to The Journal.
Afton, lowa, June 29. —A tornado of some
magnitude struck Afton last evening. Large
trees were torn up by the roots, telephone
and telegraph poles were scattered about
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«m 4 t Il landscape shows m the foreground Walton Park, and as a background one of the many delightful views from that new addition. The tract on
*nicn the property is located, as seen in the picture is on the crest of a high ridge, overlooking the city and the river. The smokestacks on the left indicate the
r ST °; Iv* 807/-? eLai"re f" 1*- Across the river, and shown a little to the right of the center, are shown the mills of the Carpenter-Lamb company. The lumber
>aras. and the pretty house dotting here and there, the groves which mark the rolling character of the country, join to make the view a most picturesque one.
THE MINNEAPOLIS JOURNAL.
town. Many houses were damaged. Thomas
Bryant was delivering goods a mile east of
town and his wagon was blown to pieces and
his left leg broken and mangled.
Damage Wrought by l.iulmiiuw.
Special to The Journal.
Calumet, Mich., June 29. —The severe elec
trical storms of the week caused much dam
age throughout the county. Yesterday the
tower of the Norwegian church of this city
was struck and damaged to the extent of $600.
It is fully covered by insurance. One death
and several prcatratlons have resulted from
the excessive heat.
. Many Narrow Escapes. , .■;.,,
Special to The Journal. .
Cedar Falls, lowa, June 29.—A severe wind
; storm, accompanied by heavy rain, did serious
damage last night. Reports from Freidsville,
New Hartford, Benson and farm district? in
dicates a loss to farmers amounting; to several,
thousand dollars. - Many escapes from, death
are reported. ■rf.'^-UV
Hector —A destructive hailstorm visited this
place. Six miles north, all crops were de
Montevideo—A tornado struck twelve miles
northeast and destroyed the farm residence of
Gotlieb Jung and seriously Injured his hired
man and carried Mr«.. Juuf and her ctaiiKbur
sixty rods and landed them in a pasture.
Bird Island—A severe bail and windstorm
..destroyed the crjps o>'ir . 'trip of nine mile*
to .the west of here, yesterday afternoon.-
Hastings— Seyeral buildings | wer§_ twisted
from their foundations. ■ Trees were up
rooted, but no serious damage was done.
Stillwater—Some damage was" dene to rye
fields near the city, but the city escaped loss
aside from the filling of some cellars on
Main street. ■ . v ■ ,'• .
St. Cloud—A severe storm passed through
St. Joseph township yesterday afternoon,
passing up into Morrison county. Great
damage to grain in the fields is reported,
a strip seven miles long and one mile wide
Carver —A noavy •vie.i. rain and hailsutrn,
lasting twenty-eight minut3s without a break,
swept over this village yesterday afternoon.
Crops In this vicinity suffered a heavy loss.
Olivia—One of the worst wind, rain and
hailstorms that ever visited tais section oc
curred at 1:30 o'clock yesterday afternoon.
Crops were badly damaged.
Rochester—The intense and sustained heat
of the past four days culminated in an elec
tric stoim, accompanied with a heavy down
pour of rain.
West Concord —F. M. Caipenter s house was
struck by lightning, but no one was injured.
Two inches of water fell in three hours. Oats
and heavy grain were beaten down.
Montgomery—A severe storm occurred here
last night. The central office of the local
telephone exchange was burned out. No per
sons were injured. Floods of rain fell dur
ing the night.
Battle Lake—Tho worst rainstorm of the
season went over the village about 3 o'clock
yesterday afternoon. Over two inches of rain
fell and every low place' was flooded. A
heavy wind accompanied the rain, but no
damage was done.
Kasson—The village was visited by a se
vere electric storm, lightning striking in sev
eral different places.
Cumberland—A terrific rain and wind storm
prevailed yesterday afternoon, doing much
carnage to farm property. Telephone and
telegraphic communication is interrupted. No
loss of life is reprted.
Chippc-wa Falls—Bernice Violette, aged 18
years, was struck and killed by lightning last
Eau Claire—During the storm yesterday,
four houses were damaged by lightning and
many large shade trees blown down.
West Superior—The most severe storm in
the history of the city flooded Superior at a
o'clock yesterday afternoon. The rain liter
ally fell in sheets. The damage done was
not great. Most of the basements were
flooded and in the big blocks furnace fires
were put out. The Sacred Heart church was
struck by lightning, but not greatly dam
WOMEN'S JULY MAGAZINES
The striking red, white and blue cover of
the Woman's Home Companion for July is
moet appropriate to the season, and the sto
ries and articles are equally patriotic. Lan
don Knight writes of "Where the Spirit of
Independence Was Born." Bishop Potter ha 3
something to say in regard to New York home
life, and Clarence Weed describes some of
nature's decorations. "Women as Lighthouse
Keepers" is the subject of a paper by Mary
Nimmo Balentine. and Waldon Fawcett tells
how a silver service is presented to a battle
ship. The fiction is unusually good, and in
cludes a story by Carmen Sylva. Bertha
Damaris Knobe has a few words of commen
dation in regard to the efforts of the Colorado
women to preserve the cliff dwellings. Alto
gether the number is as seasonable inside as
it is in cover.
The July Ladies' Home Journal comes in a
patriotic cover and is unusually interesting.
James S. Metcalfe writes of a fishing trip
with Joseph Jefferson, and Th. Bentson of
"A Girl's Life in France." Erneet Seton-
Thompson tells a pretty story of the mother
teal and her brood, and William Davenport
Hulbert presents the biography of a maple
tree. The stories are by Virginia Woodward
Cloud, Elizabeth Knight Thompkins and
Florence Morse Kingsley. Frances and Mary
Allen are the foremost women photographers
whose work is described, and Edward Bok
has a page of sarcasm in regard to editors,
authors and manuscripts. There is a page of
pretty summer gowns and recipes for all eorts
of seasonable delicacies.
The opening feature of Harper's Bazar for
July is a sketch of Charlotte Corday, by Mar
garet Deland. Dr. John K. Mitchell presents
the third paper in the series of "Self Help for
Nervous Women." Rebecca Insley describes
the layette of the royal baby of Italy, and
illustrations are shown of the dainty gowns.
Elizabeth G. Jordan has another story of
convent life, and the serial, "Bagsby's
Daughter," grows in interest. Summer gowns
and summer cookery occupy considerable
space, to the joy of the housekeeper and home
Good Housekeeping for July suggests that
"husband study" has been rather neglected in
favor of child study by the mothers, and
urges the importance of paying more atten
tion to the former. Jeanne Chaloner writes
of the pleasure of houseboating, and Linley
A. Munson tells what is done with the de
serted pets in a great city. There are any
number of warm weather suggestions, vary
ing from those for the woman who keeps
summer boarders to the evils of soda fountain
intemperance. The culinary ideas will be
Fourth of July Excursions.
One fare for round trip to all points
on tiie Soo Line. Tickets on sale 2d 3d
and 4th, returning limit July sth. Ticket
oflice, 119 South 3d St.
Telephone your want ads to No. 9, either
line. You will be told the price and you
can send the money in.
Sunday Trains to Lake
Leave Minneapolis & St. Louis depot
at 9:50 a. m., and 2 p. m. Leave Tonke
Bay 4:50 and Bp. m. Get new time card.
VIEW OF WALTON PARK
MR. MORRILL CLIMBS
SOME SWISS MOUNTAINS
Wonderful Scenery Carved in Eternal Granite—
The Peasants and Their Work—Lu-
ccrnc and Other Towns.
Lucerne is a lovely little town more
superbly situated than any city in Switz
erland. At its feet a mirror lake of cloud,
mountain and village'; on one side the
rugged form of Mount Pilatus where the
wicked Roman after maDy years of wan
dering lived and then remorsefully com
mitted suicide; on the other side green
sloped Righi where the last gleam of day
lingers and night lights her starry lamps;
back of the town old walls and towers of
romantic history; before you the outline
of snow covered mountains. My hotel
was at the edge of the lake from which 1
saw this beautiful panorama and iv ad
dition a promenade on the, lake front
where carriages rolled, lovers walked,
tourists sat, or visited curio stores filled
with everything calculated to filch money
out of their pockets.
I had several interesting walks through
old wooden bridges which looked like snow
sheds over the Reuss river just before it
glides into the lake. The rafters are
decorated with hundreds of old pictures
by Swiss masters who knew all the art and
history of their time. From this bridge
you may flsh in the clear water beneath.
Loafers and tourists engage in this occu
pation, I was one of them but with the
apostle fished and caught nothing.
The Lion of Lucerne.
Geneva for watches and music boxes;
Lucerne for cuckoo clocks, Alpine crys
tals, ivory and wooden carvings of all the
animals in the country, especially the
wonderful Lion of Lucerne, thirty feet
long, carved by Thorwaldsen in the living
rock. Until we came he had been covered
over with tarpaulin during the winter
months to protect him from storm of ice
and rain, but that day it was removed and
there in his lair lay the dead lion with
surroundings of grass, trees and a quiet
little pond beneath. The figure is a mem
orial of fhe bravery of the Swiss guard
who gave their lives for Louis XVI at
the beginning of the French revolution.
He is mortally wounded by a spear whose
broken handle sticks out of his side.
Though dying he still guards the bourbon
lily and shield with his paw. Just above
him one reads the inscription, "To the
fidelity and bravery of the Swiss," while
beneath are the names of the officers
whom the mob murdered.
A few feet to the left is the famous
Glacier garden where you pay your fee
and see the spot where there are ancient
glacier tracks with round holes in the
rock filled with cannon ball shaped stones
made by the waters as they swirled and
A Wonderful Organ,
The Hofkirche is to Lucerne what St.
Peter's is to Rome, an old two-spired
church not known for its size, columns or
art, but for its wonderful organ. We
made up a party of twelve, gave a franc
apiece and went there one evening. The
church was dark as a vault and damp as
a cellar. I covered my feet with a visi
tor's robe, some one held my hand and I
wore my clerical cap purchased at Flor
ence. But the music! Now a hallelujah
avalanche of sound and then an angel's
serenade of melody. The young Swiss or
ganist showed his mastery of the instru
ment and then proceeded to make an or
gan of our souls and spines, playing every
note from pedal bass to ghostly treble.
He concluded with a description of an
Alpine storm, a tone picture of his coun
try; a summer day with its mountains,
valleys, fields, herds, flutes and song,
then cloud, silence, lightning, thunder,
wind, and torrents of rain. It was the
real thing. I forgot everything in the
storm. Then I remembered I had left
my mackintosh and umbrella at the hotel
and was sure I would be drenched before
I got back. Suddenly the storm sobbed it
self to sleep; it grew light and I heard the
voice of the choir praising God for his de
■According to art canons such music is
not the highest, but I am sure never this
side of heaven will I hear such a "lost
chord divine" and its grand "amen."
The Lake of Lucerne.
There are bigger but not more beautiful
lakes than Lucerne, twenty-three miles in
length with a framed setting of gold by
day and silver by night. We sailed along
looking at villages, valleys and gardens
mirrored in the blue depths beneath.
Far above and away were distant crags
and pines looking longingly and lovingly
towards the water they could not reach,
but the lake seemed to sympathize with
them and held them mirrored in her heart.
Switzerland boasts of some of the sublim
est mountain and water scenery in the
world; trackless precipices, savage gorges,
foam fretted rocks, falls like Bridal Veil
of Yosemite, and rapid torrents crossed
by devil's bridges which make your hair
stand on end like porcupine's quills. One
needs his soul and body insured in such a
coutry and so Tell'a Chapel is welcome.
It is said to be built on the spot where he
leaped ashore from Gessler. I know the
existence of this hero has been questioned
as that of Hector and Achilles, though Ar
nold says this chapel was built by his
native canton and dedicated to his mem
ory in the presence of more than a hun
dred of his relatives and friends. Doubt
ing Thomases have annihilated Moses,
Shakspere and Tell, and will soon deprive
us of George Washington and Dr. Mary
Walker if we permit them. It's time they
put up their little boxes of matches and
bottles of acid and allow us to enjoy a few
things, themselves excluded. History tells
us he was a real personage and poetry
painting and sculpture have said the same
thin?. The Swiss look at each mountain
as an "altar breathing his honor," from
the time of the cradle, chasing of the
chamois, rowing of rippling lakes, shoot
ing of the apple from his son's head until
he ended a noble life by dying to save one
who was drowning.
Climbing: the Heights.
I had the mountain fever and wanted to
climb. I had my glasses fixed, my shoes
soled with a section of hose pipe and
ironed with a keg of steel nails. Thus
regally attired I lacked but one thing—
an Alpine stock, the tourist's magic wand
and sceptre. They are of all styles, sizes
and prices, "they become more valuable
as you have the names of the places
burned on it ( which you have visited or
wanted to, or couldn't, or didn't. This
stick is the leading object of interest when
you return to your hotel, when you get
home, you may have a whole cord wood of
selected canes, but you value your Alpine
stock as your most cherished possession.
On to Righi! was the cry, so we took the
boat and sailed to Waggis, a little village
at the foot of the mountain. Righi looms
overhead six thousand feet above sea
level. A big climb, but a glorious view
of three hundred miles round about when
you are on top. Hand and foot mountain
climbing have given away to car and cog,
anfl where the chamois lived you go by rail
as easily as to the top of a barn by a lad
der. I know it is a sham and a sacrilege
to a mountain climber, but from my climbs
on Pike's Peak and elsewhere I know it's
a pleasure to a pleasure seeker. All
aboard and on and on we climb four
thousand five hundred feet above the lake
beneath. By my side sat a man as blind
as Bartemeus of Jericho, dead to all the
beautiful scenery of mountain, valley, vil
lage and lake. The air was frosty but a
young bridal couple in front of me by ten
der endearment managed to keep the
whole party warm. Above "snowy sum
mits old in story" we reached the hotel
and with an appetite like the famine in
Ireland. The table was spread, an Amer
ican flag was hung over our heads, I re
sponded to the toast "America," which
my friends drank in Munich beer, then I
played Strauss for the party to warm their
feet by, made friends with the big St.
Bernard dogs, looked for wild flowers,
mosses, red roses, forgetmenots and funny,
fuzzy edelweiss and went out and snow
balled with the whitest snow you ever saw.
We were tired enough to go to bed early.
The call of the horn as musical as that of
a Duluth fog horn woke the party early
in the morning. Half dressed, wrapped
up in bed clothes, tied with towels to keep
from taking cold, grumbling and joking
we climbed to see the sunrise, something
some of the Virginian friends of the party
had never seen before. But the scene was
worth all the climb cost, when the gray
turned to gold, the stars blinked them
selves to sleep, the sun smiled upon the
Jungfrau and her white robed sisters,
glaciers gleamed like frozen ocean waves,
the sapphire lake sparkled in its granite
setting and the world awoke with her
power and beauty. We saw the site of
Goldau, and if it is a grave Mt. Righi is
its monument. As Pompeii was buried
with fiery ashes, so this city was de
stroyed by rock, snow, ice, mud and
gravel, by the mad Titan of nature; or
shall I say the rocks which now cover the
place were so many mile stones to these
Swiss sojouners on their way to eternity?
Swiss air is a tonic and its scenery a
new lease on life. When a man grows
weary and blase of city life let him come
here and kneel on these Olympian altars.
It has been well said by Stoddard, "Swit
zerland is a sublime cathedral of moun
tains whose columns are majestic trees;
stained glass, autumnal foliage; anthems,
the song of birds; requiems, the moaning
of pines; grand roof, the stupendous arch
of the unmeasured sky, beneath which the
snow-clad mountains rise like jeweled
altars lighted at night as if with lofty
tapers by the glittering stars." But Mt.
Righi like some other mountains had been
cursing instead of blessing, Gerizim in
stead of Ebal, had it not been for my
scholarly, genial courier, C. F. Beyers,
who was our "sesame" all through Africa,
Asia and the continent. A courier makes
hard work easy; to have one is to have
heaven, to be without one is generally
the other thing. Give him the key and he
will protect your baggage against the de
sign of the custom officer; without loss
of patience, time or anything else, your
hotel is selected and your find your bath,
board and bed; early next morning car
riages and guides are at your door for
drives; at night the theater is selected
and the seats purchased; when you are
about to leave you escape the foreign fran
Mark Twain called Switzerland, "a
large, frumpy, solid rock, with a thin
skin of grass covered over it." I might
add there are nine months of winter when
Medusa stiffens nature into ice
and shrouds with snow, but there are
"others" in which something may be
found. Valleys smile up in the savage
face of the mountains, green hills, herds
of goats and cheep, sounds of tinkling
bells, jodel warblings, rush of water falls,
curious cottages nestling on rocky heights
and with stones on top to keep them from
being blown over, rocky terraces with
giant fir trees, flowers of many colors,
tufts of grass and moss and delicate ferns,
and music of mountain streams with lace
of foam tell another story. Here the pine
is monarch on a throne ,six thousand feet
above the sea level; above him the bright
Alpine tinging with red the edge of snow
and glacier and above this the mountain
grasses. These pine trees sing the sum
mer's requiem and offer security for man
and herd. They draw the dew and rain
and slowly distribute; protect village from
storm and avalanche; furnish fuel for
fire; offer material for the toys of animals,
paper cutters and clocks which are sent
the world over; or as timber are floated
as rafts to Holland for masts or spars.
Add to this the product of green grass,
yellow butter, and the best cheese in the
world, except the Minnesota product.
Views of the Villages.
The villages are small and so situated
as to be protected from avalanche and
storm. There are no big yards for the
herds, and the farms use every inch that
can be spared. The natives seem like one
big family for protection and society from
the dreary space and mountain solitude.
They eat meat very seldom, live on cheese
and goat's milk and do a good day's labor.
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COMMODORES GRANDDAUGHTER TO CHRISTEN THE TRUXTUN
Isabel Truxtun, a reigning beauty of Norfolk, Va., Is to christen the torpedo
boat named after her illustrious ancestor, Commodore Thomas Truxtun, (born 1755,
died 1822), who was voted a gold medal by congress. Her father, the late "William
Talbot Truxtun, U. S. N., was the grandson of the commodore.
Some of the houses are of red-brown
wood, gables to the road, eaves far
stretching, small windows with little
panes, white curtains, boxes of flowers on
the sill, while across the front is carved
a flower, or fruit, or scripture text. Other
houses are small, Iqgy, black, damp, un
painted and with dirt floors. The first
story is occupied by cows and goats. No
chimneys, no windows except wooden
shutters opened now and then to let out
the smoke. I met several owners clad in
rough home spun, surrounded by the
rudest of furniture. His house was his
castle and he was content. Three times a
day he ate porridge with an iron spoon
from the cheapest earthen bowl and was
very happy. I guess his conscience was
quiet and at peace with his little world
and beyond this all was vacancy. The
farm tools were few, simple and self
made; long handled spades of wood to
dig the potatoes, clumsy sticks and rakes
to work in the hay, and nets of ropes in
which barefooted men and women car
ried the hay to an old log cabin. I saw
some of the originals of Markham's "Man
with the Hoe," and old wrinkled women
bent beneath the weight of years, loaves
of black bread, or flat tubs of goat's milk.
Ignorance is bliss with them. Their
struggle with nature for security and sup
port has made them as loyal to their
land as the Hollanders and Venetians are
to theirs. They have little time or money
for dissipation. Crime is infrequent, the
stone steps of the church are furrowed
with footprints showing where for hund
reds of years the Jacobs have climbed to
heaven. The spirit of Arnold Yon Wink
elried at Sempach is true of the Swiss
whether they are after an enemy or to pro
vide for their herds or homes, or to catch
the eagle or chamois. Chamois hunting
is the dangerous delight of the Swiss. It
is the game that thrills the Swiss with
the feeling of a Rocky mountain hunter
and trapper; for this he endures fatigue
and hunger, leaves friend and family and
risks life and' limb.
In contrast to this bravery is Swiss sup
erstition; I learned they are not so much
afraid of the great things as of little
sprites, fairies and pigmies, who are the
guardian angels of the fish and chamois,
and are believed to control the winds,
waters and avalanches. They come upon
one as the dwarfs did upon Rip Van
Winkle when he was going up the moun
tain. I didn't hunt for chamois but for
these dwarfs, who are said to be covered
with jaunty caps from under which their
long hair reached the ground, and to wear
green coats and a long gray beard. Per
haps they exist but I failed to see them.
I find suggestions here of the Yellowstone,
Colorado and Yosemite canyons. The St.
Bernard pass is not as grand as the St.
Gotthard, but is known for its hospices
which do for travelers here what the mon
asteries do for pilgrims in Palestine.
The buildings are black with storm and
age, but the faces of the brothers are
bright with the greatest of graces, which
is charity. I am sure they will hear the
divine "inasmuch as ye did it to unto
Me," for the many whom they have be
St. Gotthard Pass.
The St. Gotthard pass is like the Mc-
Gregor's "The grandest of them all."
i Napoleon's law built the Simplon pass, but
the love of the Swiss built the Gotthard
with its bridges, tunnels, galleries and
buttresses which are mementoes of the
sacrifice of the cantons through which it
passed. Hurried for time, I could not
drive over the Axenstrasse, cut out of the
solid rock with its fine roads and galleries
of grand views, so I went by rail. Our
engine crawled like a caterpillar among
the clouds, around hills, over bridges and
viaducts, through a tunnel nine and one
half miles long.which together with fifty
five others make twety-five mile cut
inch by inch through solid granite.
It was a mathematical miracle
to me. I asked myself how they did it
and got as much satisfaction as from the
sphinx, yet it was done and so accurately
planned that the Italian and Swiss work
men met at a calculated point from op
posite ends, six thousand feet below the
summit. If I had planned it one end
would have been in Norway and the other
toward Spain, or some other point of the
No, I didn't climb Mt. Blanc or write a
poem on it. I left that for Balmat and
Coleridge, who have done it to the queen's
taste. It's easier to climb by proxy and
make the ascent by telescope. I had an
Alaskan experience on the Muir glacier,
and one was enough. This tying yourself
togther *ith ropes, using your Alpine
stock as a balancing pole, cutting steps
with an axe, climbing up or being lowered
with a rope in an atmosphere of snow
and cold, with flesh and hair creeping all
the time, no, I beg to be- excused.
Goethe said, "The book of nature is
after all the only one which has on every
page important meanings." This page of
Swiss nature is a lesson which grows in
grandeur the more I recount it. Switzer
land is a gallery where God has carved
some of his greatest granite master
pieces; it is an auditorium where he lias
played some of his most majestic music
in eternal fountains fed by glaciers, whis
pering now with low voice like Cordelia,
or raving or roaring like Lear. Walter
Scott said, "If I could not see my own
heather covered hills at least once in a
year, I believe I should die." This must
explain the homesick yearning which the
Swiss have in America as they settle on !
our rugged hillsides, and which fills the
heart of the clerical tourist who wishes
his salary was big enough to go there
every year. G. L. Morrill.
Great Lake Tours.
Nowhere else in the world will you find
such absolute rest and comfort as found
on the great lake steamers.
The Northern Pacific's "Duluth Short
Line," running three trains to Duluth, is
the only line making connection with all
of the steamers. Tickets include all
meals and berths on the steamers, and the
small expense of tours will surprise you.
This makes an ideal trip to the Buffalo
Exposition. Reserve your stateroom two
or three weeks in advance. Call at the
Northern Pacific City Ticket Oflice for the
I sailing lists and folders.
CITY HEATING PLANT
Electric Company "Will Build One at
Special to The Journal.
Faribault, Minn., June 29.—The Polar
Star Electric Light company proposes to
furnish heat to the business and residence
portion of the city. It has already ap
plied to the city council for a permit to
lay iron pipe through the streets. It is
expected to furnish the heat at such a
price that every one can have it. The
first work wili be done on Main street,
beginning at First and running down to
Fifth or Sixth streets, and branching off
as required. The company hopes to have
everything in working order by the first
S. R. Page, aged 18, was struck by
lightning early yesterday morning and
seriously injured. His right arm, leg and
the side of the body were paralyzed and
blackened by the bolt, but the doctor*
hope for his recovery.
Sunday 1 rains to Lake
Leave Minneapolis & St. Louie depot
at 9:50 a. m., and 2 p. m. Leave Tonke
Bay 4:50 and Bp. m. Get new time card.
This Is Your Chance
To visit the Pan-American exposition.
Many attractive routes to choose from,
rates are the lowest. Particulars at Soo
line ticket office, 119 S Third street.
SCHOOL WIS CLOSED
THE TEACHER REPORTED TO HATE
She Was Injured in a Runaway Acci
dent and School Work Became
Physically and ilentally
In October, 1896, one Monday morning,
the Rushford school did not open and it
was reported that the teacher had gone in
sane. The physician in attendance pro
nounced the trouble nervous prostration
and said that school work was mentally
and physically impossible. The teacher,
who is now Mrs. L. A. Gullickson, of
Rushford, Minn., in a recent interview
published in the Star of that place, gives
the true story of the event.
"To begin at the beginning," she said,
"when I was about seven years of age
a sudden fright brought on a dreadful con
dition of nervousness. When, in 1896, I
was injured in a runaway accident, this,
combined with my former trouble, made
me so ill that I was unable to open school
the following Monday."
"Was it true that you were reported to
be insane?" asked the interviewer.
"Yes, and the members of my family
thought I was becoming so. Words do
not express the agony I endured with my
head and eyes. The least noise would out
through my nerves like a knife. I wag
hot and cold by flashes, had piercing pains
in my temples and in the back of my head
and a red mist was constantly before my
"I was dizzy and faint with fearful nau
sea, which nothing relieved. I could take
no solid food for ten days, but lived on
milk and lime-water. The doctor who
examined me pronounced the disease nerv
ous prostration, with a rupture of small
blood vessels in my stomach. After pass
ing a quantity of clotted blood the nausea
subsided, but I was still in bed wita
neither strength nor appetite."
"To what, then, do you owe your pres
ent good health?" was asked.
"To the good advice of a neighbor," vai
the prompt reply. "When the doctor had
treated me for nearly six weeks without
helping me, Mrs. J. Webster, a nearby
friend, recommended Dr. Williams' Pink
Pills for Pale People. The first few doses
of the pills made me no better, but I was
determined to give them a fair trial and
kept on taking them, with the result that
I soon saw an improvement. I had alway'B
been troubled with great pain at certain
periods, but the pills entirely removed
this and gave me a regularity that I had •
never before enjoyed. I continued to use
the pills for nearly three months and wa»
perfectly cured. About two years ago I
took one box of the pills for a feeling of
languidness and exhaustion, caused by
overwork, and was greatly benefited, and
have had no occasion to use them for simt-
Pink Pills to many people, one of whom
lar troubles since.
"I have recommended Dr. Williams'
is my sister, living at Decorah, lowa, who
took them with good results for head
aches, general debility and indigestion. J
have never heard of a single case where
they did not prove beneficial and know of
several persons who have taken them suc
cessfully for rheumatism."
To make Mrs. Gullickson's remarkable
story more convincing to those who have
no personal knowledge of her high char
acter and responsibility, the reporter
asked her to make affidavit to the above
facts, which she did on March 30, 1901,
before G. W. Rockwell, notary public, at
Rheumatism is a blood disease, but, at
is shown above, it has frequently been
cured by the same remedy that restored
Mrs. Gullickson's shattered nerve 3. This
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They act directly on the blood and nerves.
This makes them invaluable in such dis
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sis, St. Vitus dance, sciatica, neuraligia,
rheumatism, nervous headache, the after
effects of the grip, palpitation of the heart,
pale and sallow complexions and all form*
of weakness either in male or female.
Dr. Williams' Pink Pills for Pale People
are sold by all dealers, or will be sent
post paid on receipt of price, 50 cents a box
or six boxes for $2.50 (they are never sold
in bulk or by the hundred) by addressing
| Dr. Williams Medicine company, Sch»»
nactady. N, Y.