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Weed Harvest Begins— The * county
will begin cutting weeds and trimming up the
Lyndale avenue cycle path, from the city to
Bloomington Ferry bridge, next Monday, un
der the supervision of County Surveyor
Cooky. ;' •-;
Frightened His Wife—John Purvines,
colored, who chased his wife with an open
raxor on Friday, and caused the woman to
leap from a window at 112 Second street S,
was convicted of disorderly conduct in police
court Saturday and fined ?10 or ten days
in the workhouse.
Loir Scaling in June— June was a
busy month with the log sealers. Surveyor
General Robblne' crews scaled 65,197,690 feet,
which makes the total of river logs for this
year 155,480,810 feet. There were 15,250,000
feet brought in by rail in June and 4,750,000
during the two months previous, which makes
a total of 175,480,000 feet of logs which arrived
In Minneapolis this year.
Grocers' Antibalance Plan — The
Minneapolis Retail Grocers' Association, at
its regular bimonthly meeting at 309 Nicollet
avenue this evening, will discuss fur
ther the antibalance movement. The mem
bers of the association will be furnished
placards announcing to the public that no
balances axe to be carried on the books of as
sociation members. These will be distributed
Hit by a Gang Planlc— Nels Olson, a
cableman for the Minneapolis Western Rail
way company, in the mill yards, was seri
ously Injured Saturday by a gang plank
dropped from the door of one car into that
of one standing a,t the side. The heavy board
•truck Olson on the head and shoulders, and
he was painfully bruised. He was taken to
his home, 518 Twenty-third avenue S. Nel
son is about 26 years old and married.
Letter Carrier*' Outing— The annual
excursion of the Minneapolis letter Carrier*.'
Association will take place to-morrow. The
excursionists will take the train at the Union
station at 1 p. m. Tuesday, going to Preecott,
Wis. Plan* have been made for enjoyable
steamboat rides on the Mississippi and St.
Crolx rivers in the afternoon and evening,
also for dancing and music. The members of
the association are desirous of having all of
their friends join them for the outing.
Feared Shooting by Schott—John
Bchott. 623 Ramsey street NE, was brought
into police court Saturday on complaint
of Louis Trausch, who claims that Schoit
threatened to shoot him Friday morning.
Schott and Trausch are neighbors and have
been la trouble several times. Yesterday
there was a fight in the former's saloon and
the proprietor threw Trausch out. Trausch
says he pressed a gun against his face and
threatened to blow out his brains. Schott
tv charged with aiming a loaded weapon at
a human being. His case will be tried
A, Park Policeman Rebuked—W. E.
Booth, 3139 Calhoun boulevard, was arrested
Friday practically in his own dooryard.
charged by Park Policeman Anderson with
driving a traffic wagon over a parkway. In
the municipal court, this morning, Judge
Dickinson declined even to consider the case
and advised the park officer to seek some
employment where he would not be likely
to make such error of Judgment. Mr. Booth
Is agent for a cereal food company and last
evening was driving out of his yard in a
light spring wagon, in which were three cases
Of the commodity he handles. Anderson
hove in sight about this time and is charged j
with accompanying the arrest by sundry com- ;
ment Indicating that he thought Mr. Booth
a confirmed offender. X •■;■>.
R. B. HENDERSHOTT, an Inmate of
the poor farm, dropped dead Friday. He
■was apparently in perfect health in the morn-
Ing and was at work about the farm. He sat
down beneath the windmill and some time
later was found dead. The cause was heart
trouble. For about thirty years Hendershott
was a locomotive engineer on the Milwaukee
road. The whereabouts of his relatives is
unknown. He was 78 years old.
MISS HELEN HAVES, daughter of Dr.
Louisa M. Hayes, 2000 Park avenue, formerly
an instructor in the Minneapolis schools, died
suddenly of heart trouble at San Francisco
Friday morning. Miss Hayes had been
elected to a position in the faculty of the
Los Angeles high school and had gone to
San Francisco to take a post graduate course
at the state university before taking up her
new work. Dr. Hayes left for San Francisco
last night. The body will be returned to Min
neapolis after cremation.
Three More Arraignments.
Thomas Hastings was arraigned before
Judge Simpson this morning, charged with
seduction. He pleaded not guilty and was
bound over for trial in bonds of SSOO. The
complaining witnesß is Eva Hinkel, of Hop
Samuel Flshbeln was arraigned charged
•with assault in the second degree and pleaded
not guilty. His bond was fixed at $300.
Henry Brown, charged by Indictment with
grand larceny In the second degree, appeared
before the judge and, with the consent of
the county attorney pleaded guilty to a
charge of pettlt larceny. He was sentenced
to the workhouse for ninety daya.
Sunstroke at Xeche. i
Special to The Journal.
Xeche, N. D., July 15.— Yesterday was the
hottest day of the present summer in this
section. One case of sunstroke occurred here.
A young man by the name of Glenn, resid
ing about three miles «ast of this place, was
temporarily rendered insane.
A. New Creamery,
Special to The Journal.
Jamegtown, N. D., July 15.—Some fifty
tanners attended a meeting held in James
town and decided to build the creamery as
goon as possible. Farmers present pledged
THE WANDERING YANKEE
Xatlve-Born New Emglander* Now in
the Minority There.
That the native poimlation of New
England is not maintaining its numerical
strength is pretty well known. Hence the
facf.3 brought out in the vital statistics
of Connecticut "for last year, that the na
tive population is fast becoming over
■wneim*d by the element of immediate for
eign extraction, will surprise no one. It
appears that in all sections of the state
the dearhs among the native population
exceed Ihe births from native parentage,
while the burden of providing a natural
Increase in the population resta wholly
upon people of foreign birth.
This Is true of the country as well as
the urban districts. In forty-one back
towns, peopled largely by natives, the
deaths exceeded the births last year, by
la the cities of New Haven, Hartford,
Merlden. Waterbury, New London, Nor
wich and Bridgeport, the births from na
tive-born parents number 3,393, while the
deaths of native born numbered 4,227;
among the foreign born births were 4,227
and deaths only I,B67—there possibly be
ing an error in the duplication of the fig
ures 4,227, but in any event, for the whole
state, the native births numbered 8,229
and deaths 10,388, and the foreign births
8,319 and deaths only 3,678. From such
facts it is easy to figure out the early dis
placement of the older native element by
a population of immediate or very recent
The Massachusetts vital statistics reveal
the same population tendencies.
There are some countervailing consid
erations to be taken into account when
studying such statistics as the above. The
foreign-born element aossesses a much
larger proportion of persons of child bear-
Ing age than the native born, for immigra
tion draws chiefly from" the youth of other
countries and the adult of low ages
Hence, also, the death rate among the
foreign-born is favored above the native
born by the absence of normal proportion
of people of advanced age.
Furthermore, as the death rate is large
among young children and as the num
ber of children born here of foreign-born
parents 1b relatively large, and as the
deaths of such children count against the
native element, in the above statistics, an
other and a very material deduction is ob
viously to be made on behalf of the native
population. But after all allowances are
made the fact remains that the population
of New England of more than one genera
tion of American nativity seems to be
losing ground. This may arise—doubtless
does arise—from the emigration of the
Yankee youth toward the west, and in
making account of this the old New Eng
land family is unquestionably proving to
be at least barely self-perpetuating, but
on New EcgJand soil this Yankee element
as slowly hut surely being engulfed by
other peoples who are comparative stran
gera to ton region.
CROWDED THE FISH
Amphibious Youth of the City Spent
Yesterday in the Water.
A SNEAK THIEVES' HARVEST
It Is Reaper at Looklm Bath-
Housen—The Defense of the
During the heated hours of yesterday
—which means practically all day—the
river from the head of Boom Island to
Riverside park was lined with boy. Prac
tically the same condition prevailed along
the far shore of Lake Calhoun, while
the more secluded Cedar lake was so
full of humanity that there was barely
standing room left for the fish.
The commodious bathhouses provided
by the park board were still unfinished,
but in some instances, particularly at
Riverside, the bathers invaded the build
ings and used the dressing rooms, despite
the lack of locks which are now causing
delay. Sneak thieves were quick to take
advantage of opportunities offered and
reaped a good harvest. The heaviest loser
was Leonard Bretna, from whose clothes
the Riverside thieves extracted $15. Of
course the park board is not responsible,
as bathers use the lockless dressing rooms
at their own risk.
Contractor!* Place the Blame.
While disclaiming any intention to go
into ancient history, Leek & Prince, con
tractors on the public bathhouses, do not
feel exactly satisfied to rest under the
implication that they alone are respon
sible for the delay in the opening of the
houses. Says Mr. Prince:
With the exception of the locks, our -work
was completed Saturday, temporary locks or
fastenings had been placed on the doors and
we supposed the houses were to be opened
to the public Saturday evening, and do not
see w<hy they >were not. Our foreman turned
the keys to the front doors over to a park
policeman Saturday afternoon.
It may be of Interest to the public, and Is
certainly but justice to ourselves, if a few
of the facts in connection with this matter
are given out. We filed our bids for the
construction of the bathhouses April 12, and
were not notified of the acceptance of the
same until about June 10, and commenced
work at Calhoun June 12. We were, how
ever, unable to work as large a force of men
as we should have done otherwise, for the
reason that the last foundation was not com
pleted by the park board until July 2, and
with this part of the work we had nothing
We also were compelled to wait at least two
more weeks before we were given the defi
nite location of certain of the buildings, and
then had to wait three or four weeks for
portions of the foundations to be finished by
the park board. More than this, since June
21 we have, at the Calhoun houses, been
working from four to five men. continually
on extra work ordered by the park 'board.
We are willing to take all the blame com
ing to us, but we do not care to shoulder
that which belongs to others.
In the matter of the delay in the arrival
of the special locks, we do not see how it
could be avoided. The locks were ordered
two months ago, but the lock company seems
to have been unable to get them out before.
We are aseured, however, that they will be
shipped not later than the 18th; but we do
not count on their reaching here before the
25th. Twelve hours after their arrival will
be more than enough time for us to finish up.
LIFE IN MANHATTAN
The Rush for the Brooklyn Bridge—
5 P. M. in Park Row.
Townsend's "Days Like These." '
It was approaching 5 o'clock when he
left the current with which he had drifted,
and turned to cross the heat-softened
asphalt in front of the city hall. The
rush for the bridge entrance was begin
ning to grow strong, and the straggling
streams which all day lazily poured In
that direction across City Hall park from
Broadway and up Nassau street and Park
row, were giving signs that there were
leakages in the retaining walls, or even
breaks In the dams which held back the
humanity soon to become a rushing tor
rent. Horace Maxwell made the perilous
trip across Park row, and sought safety
for a moment in the little stone island
whereon Mr. Franklin, in bronze, looks
down from his pedestal upon the clanging
rush of the electric cars, the reckless
dash of newspaper carts and mail wagons,
the roar of rumbling trucks, the pushing,
struggling, perspiring whirl of men and
women cut into sections by the plunges
of howling newsboys, and surging to
gether again as the cleaving forces scud
on with shrill or hoarse cries of the news.
Mr. Franklin's bronze smile seems to be
saying: "My philosophy cannot account for
these phenomena. Every day I observe
these symptoms of insanity begin, grow,
reach the violent stage, decline, subside,
disappear wholly, and no one seems to be
wiser .or better therefor, nor to have ap
proached nearer to any end a reasoning
man should put forth such agonizing ef
forts to attain. It is well for me that I
belong to the bronze age." •..'*•
It was now close upon 5 o'clock, and all
the reservoir walls, which had kept pent
and stored with whole oceans of human
ity, seemed to have given way. Had the
sides of the ravine into Which the floods
emptied not been so tall the torrent surely
would have overflowed and formed shal
lows and backwaters over the whole of
the lower part of Manhattan island. There
was an overflow from the sidewalks into
the roadway, checking the progress of dis
couraged and profane drivers, who were
forced out of that channel and made to
turn down Spruce street, or else take the
hazzard of Park row. The acres and
miles of towering office buildings were
emptying countless cells of their tens
and scores of thousands of clerks, 'Trom
old men, gray and tired, to boys in minor
teens, who chatter and lark now, but are
the gravest embodiment of majesty in
their official stations as guardians of the
outer doors leading to the anterooms of
the offices which defend the apartments
of chief clerks, who in turn form inner
defenses to the offices of great men. There
were junior clerks hurrying for a bicycle
run to the ocean while there was still
daylight for a dip in the surf; senior
clerks hurrying to catch suburban trains
to carry them to some sound or bay sail
ing or rowing club; managing clerks
hurrying home to take wives and children
on trips to the beach, with music and
fireworks in the evening; cashiers and
secretaries of great men hurrying to up
town or country clubs.
The tide reached its strongest flood as
Horace .Maxwell stood at the cape, on
either side of which it flowed, meeting
just beyond him in tumultous whirlpools,
gathering direction again and flowing on
in rapids, but leaving him unmolested.
The wonder was how could all the sur
face and elevated and bridge cars, even
the bridge promenade, crowded, packed,
as they would be, carry all these people
to their various destinatlone. Thinking
thus, Maxwell laughed softly to himself,
recalling a sentence in a letter he had re
ceived that day from a seaside dweller
vbo commisserated with him on the death
of a client, only because it kept him in
New York city, "where you will die of
loneliness, I suppose, for, of course, there
is not another soul in town now."
Specialist—Your nerves are affected;
you need exercise; walk to business every
Sick Man —I do walk to business every
Specialist—You do? Well, you ought to
have more sense —that's what ails you—
overstrain. Now, behave yourself ration
ally and ride every day—slo, please.
The Lion looked his meltingest.
"Of course, we shall lie down together?"
"Bah!" said the Lamb.
And at this the Lion simply roared.
THE MINNEAPOLIS JOURNAL.
MEMBERS TOO BUSY
Park Board Has a Severe Case of
A QUORUM IS THE EXCEPTION
Meantime Many Tiling* Are Going
by Default and Park Business
-V:; ■£.*.". Affair*. Languish. •:. ; ■ %
The Minneapolis park board is in a
condition described by some of its mem
bers as "the next thing to moribund."
It has frequently been very difficult to
do business during the past few months,
and the situation is growing worse in
stead of better. The park board budget
has been held up two weeks and park
board employes are going hungry, maybe,
for lack of a quorum at the board meet
Heavy outside business and a
growing lack of interest in park matters
are the reasons alleged for the present
desuetude in the park board's affairs.
Some of the veteran members are grow
ing discouraged and declare that it is about
time to wind up affairs and go out of
business. They had reason to believe,
they say, that when the newly-elected
members came in there was going to be
a shake-up in the board and that the
drowsy conservatism and inactivity of the
past were to be displaced with something
more up to date in the way of business
methods. Instead, things have gone from
bad to worse, they claim. It is a frequent
occurrence that there is no auorum, and
when there is the secretary has to spend
half an hour in telephoning to get it.
Then, when there is a quorum, it is quite
the popular practice to put over matters
that ought to be settled on the spot, and
then they hang for weeks and weeks. And
it is like pulling teeth to get committees
together. Some of the new members of
the board, it is charged, do not even
know the name of the Minneapolis parks,
much less where they are located or any
other facts connected with them. In
terest in park board matters, it is con
tended, is at absolutely the lowest ebb
ever known in Minneapolis.
Here is the individual attendance record
for the first six months of this year:
The board has had eleven meetings.
Commissioners Jones and Smith at
tended all but one, showing conclusively
that there really is something in a name
after all. President Folwell and Commis
sioner Peterson missed two meetings.
Messrs. Dodge, Johnson, De Laittre and
Young were absent from three. Messrs.
Moulton and Sutherland failed to show up
at six meetings. Mayor Ames missed fire
several times and Messrs. Bradstreet,
Raymond and Baxter were absent eight
of the eleven meetings.
It should be said for Mr. Bradstreet
that he has been a sick man most of the
year and in no shape to attend to offi
cial duties. Mr. Raymond admits that
he has not done his duty by the city in
this regard. "It is not honest service
that I have given the board," said he
He explains, however, that he was away
two months and has been a very busy
man the rest of the time. Then on some
occasions when he did show up, there
was no quorum and he got discouraged a
bit, he says. Mr. Moulton is also a very
busy man, especially since he took the
management of twin city telephone af
fairs, and he is also away a good deal.
Mayor Ames at his first meeting this
year told how closely he was going to
watch park board matters and informed
his hearers that it was Just such devotion
to public affairs as he always evidenced
in park and other board matters that
made his administration so successful and
himself so strong with the people. Ab
the figures show, the doctor, while talk
ing the loudest of what he was going to
do, has petered out about the worst of
The board is going to try to have a
meeting next Monday. There is the
budget to pass and then Superintendent
Berry lost a horse weeks ago and Is
worrying along with a borrowed equine
waiting for the board to "get a move."
THE MYSTERIOUS ROOMER
Not a Counterfeiter, but Only a Boil
er of Frankfurters.
The landlady was the first to notice
something mysterious about the new
She always is.
Then she communicated her fears to the
occupant of the front parlor. He con
that he, too, was unfavorably impressed
with the gentleman (he always is). Then
he confided to his best girl, just across
the hall, that the new roomer was "a
man without a past." '
She said "0!" and proceeded to stare at
the offender, who was just leaving the
The girl told her best friend in the up
per flat that they had a reformed robber
in their flat. The girl screamed and told
her landlady they had a robber and mur
derer rooming downstairs. Soon every
body in the two flats was locking his door
every time he stepped out of his room,
and carrying all his Jewelry about with
Meanwhile the mysterious roomer con
tinued to go in and out of the building,
as his landlady did not dare to offend him
by putting him out. He might break in
any night and murder them all in re
venge, she argued. She would try to win
One morning she stoppe dthe parlor
roomer in the hall. "I know now what it
is," she said in a stage whisper.
"You don't say?"
"And he's been working off his bad
money on me!"
"For shame! Send for the police."
"Indeed I shall!"
Now, the cause of all these suspicions
was simply this: Every morning, on
arising, the new roomer closed his tran
som, pulled down the blind and locked
the door. At the end of an hour or less
he emerged from the room, a smell of
alcohol accompanying him—'but it was
never on his breath.
At night the same performance was re
peated. Now, why on earth would an
honest man lock himself up in his room
twice every day and refuse to tell the
reason? That was the mystery—that and
the fact that a small box, always locked,
stood in the corner of his closet, from
which the nose of the landlady found is
suing the fumes of alcohol.
"It's bound to be counterfeiting," in
sisted the landlady. "No wonder he pays
so regularly." Then she asked the front
parlor man to send a policeman.
A few minutes later she heard the tran
som close and the key turn in the lock.
"I'll know for myself," she decided
Noiselessly she carried the stepladder in
to the hall and crept up it till she could
see over the transom. There sat the
roomer, crouched up in a heap on the
bedside, with a small alcohol lamp in
front of him, from which he dipped large
steaming frankfurters. A chunk of dry
bread was in the other hand. He was
making his breakfast with evident relish.
Limply the landlady descended from her
perch, just In time to meet a big police
man as he was admitted by the hired
"You sent for me, ma'am?"
"It's a mistake!" she gasped. "It's all
Then she turned to the servant- "That
upper railing doesn't need dusting. I
thought it did. Carry the ladder back to
That night she told the front-parlor
man's best girl that they were all a pack
of mischief makers, and that she didn't
want any more gossip going the rounds
of her house.
"I wonder why they put 'He Rests in
Peace' over Jones' grave. I understand
that he led a very bad life."
"True—but you don't know Mrs. Jones."
A TEN-FOR-ONE DEAL
Profits for a Few Minneapolitans in
the A. M. X,
GOT EMERGENCY CONTRACTS
Some Extremely Interesting Testi
mony Given by Manajjer
C. R. Tuttle.
(< Several Minneapolitans profited on the
"ten to one shot" offered by Manager C.
R. Tuttle of the American Mining In
vestment company when the concern was
in financial straits a few months ago. In
his testimony before Receiver Hall yes
terday, Mr. Tuttle's story was sub
stantially as follows:
On returning from Cleveland at one time
he found that the company owed $3,600 and
did not have 36 cents to meet it with. Treas
urer Hancock and other officers told him
that he could not "pull it out of the hole."
But he did not give up. After railing to
secure a loan, he said, he decided to offer
"syndicate contracts" for sale, which prac
tically guaranteed to* investors ten dollars
for every one invested. He contracted to
sell 100,000 shares at a price of 1 cent per
share. The purchaser was to pay $100 down
for the first 10,000 shares. The remainder
Tuttle agreed to Bell for the purchaser at
a price that would net the purchaser an ad
The Company's Losnes.
It Is learned that it was several months
before all of the contracts were finally
paid, but when they were the company
was forced to sustain a loss of between
$5,000 and $6,000 on the deal. Tuttle set
tled some of them- partly in stock and the
rest in cash. Others demanded all cash,
or, as Tuttle puts it, "their pound of
flesh." Among those who came in for a
"divy" on the "pound of flesh" were a
clerk in one of the big department stores
and another clerk in one of the shoe
stores. Another lucky man was a ma
chinist. One lady who took a chance on
the syndicate offer took over $700 out
of it. Tuttle says that the syndicate con
tract is what "saved their life."
The shareholders are getting together
to-day on a plan for reorganizing the
company. They are confident that with
proper management some of the proper
ties can be made tc pay.
IT MEANS BIG CROWDS
One Fare Rate for Christian Conven
tion in Minneapolis Restored.
The indefatigable George T. Halbert
has brought the Central Passenger asso
ciation around and induced it to restore
the one fare rate for the Christian
church convention in Minneapolis which
it had withdrawn. This success insureß
a tremendous attendance at the conven
tion. Mr. Holbert wires The Jour
nal to-day as follows:
Cincinnati, Ohio, July 13.—From informa
tion Just received the General Passenger as
sociation has granted the one fare rate for
the round trip for the first twentieth cen
tury missionary convention of the Christian
church. This is a reconsidering of action
taken last month, at which a less favorable
rate was granted. From numerous confer
ences with excursion leaders from Ohio, Ken
tucky and Indiana, I am convinced that
there will be a record-breaker delegation
from those states. —Geo. T. Halbert.
Half Year's Earning:*.
New oYrk .July 15. —Returns of gross
earnings for the six months to June 30,
last, from 176 roads. Including Mexican
and Canadian lines, operating 174,914
miles, published by the Chronicle to-day
show receipts of $658,411,800 for the half
year, an increase of $61,580,000 over 1900
figures, or slightly over 10 per cent.
About a fourth of the roads' report for
only five months, and the Chronicle es
timates, that complete returns will 9how
a gain In gross earnings for the'period of
$70,000,000. This is on top of gains of
$72,300,000 in the flrtt six months of
1900, of $30,240,000 In 1899 and $57,440,000
in 1898. Toe mileage for the past half
year shows a gain of 3 per cent over 1900.
May Tie Vj» tbe Road.
Reading, Pa., July 15. —The grand opera
house was packed until after midnight
by a meeting of striking Philadelphia &
Reading railway employes, the announce-
ment was made that not only engineers
of the Reading system, but firemen,
trainmen, linemen, repair men, were with
the men on strike. The trainmen, it
was stated, will join in helping to tie
up the road unless the company settles
the strike at once.
Reading, Pa., July 15.—At 2:30 p. m.
to-day the striking iron-workers of the
Reading Iron company decided to accept
the terms of Vice president Smink.
-AN UP-TO-DATE YOUNG MAN.
"Dick proposed to me last night," con
fessed Madge to Elizabeth.
"Let me congratulate you, for of course
you accepted him?"
"You didn't reject him?"
"How did he take it?"
"Oh, he was perfectly lovely about It,
and I almost worship him for it. He said
he knew girls liked to have it to say that
they have had a great many offers, and
that he should not despair, but he hoped
that when I had refused enough proposals
to satisfy me I would intimate the fact
to him in some way. and then he would
propose again and we could be married
quietly and settle down. Do you think it
would be forward in me to let him know
that I have now refused all the offers I
New York Weekly.
Jim—Honesty is ther best policy arter
"Remember that dog I stole?"
"Well, I tried two hull days to sell 'im,
an' no one offered more'n a dollar. So I
went, like a honest man, an' guv him to
th' ole lady what owned 'im, an' she guv
Detroit Free Press.
The Summer Girl (to her companion)—
What do you suppose it is, dearest, that
makes the sea murmur so?
Testy Old Gentleman Behind (who has
encountered a mooning couple in every
secluded nook along the shore) —Lord,
Miss you'd murmur if you had to hear all
the sentimental rot the sea hears!
"Whoopler seems to have nearly fin
ished fitting himself for active member
ship in a trained animal show."
"Oh! He was an Elk, and then he be
came a White Rat, and last night he
joined the Buffaloes and they made a
monkey of him."
"Dear Doctor: When I began using
your hair medicine three months ago, you
assured me that my hair would not
trouble me much longer. I take pleasure
in stating that you spoke the truth. Could
you give me the address of a good wig
A LITTLE PERSONAL.
Miss Plumpersquat (of lady baseball
nine) —I am not going to pitch for this
Lady Manager—Why not?
Mias Plumpersquat (indignantly)— While
I was practicing somebody in the crowd
yelled, "Get onto her curves!"
"Now. Tommy," said the teacher, "it
your father had ten one-dollar bills ami
your mother asked him for half of them
how many would he have left?"
"He'd still have the ten," replied thf
MAKES A LONG RDN
Through Trolley Service to Still
water Begins To-morrow.
FREQUENT SERVICE ON SUNDAY
One TlirougU Car a Day on Week
Dayi Till BuHlnesw War
Commencing at 1:15 o'clock yesterday
afternoon the street railway company
instituted a through Sunday service from
Minneapolis to White Bear lake and
Stillwater. The cars for Wildwood, White
Bear left Hennepin avenue and
Thirty-first street every half bour. The
through cars for Stillwater left Hennepin
and Washington avenues every hour.
This service applies only to Sundays.
Week days but one through car will
run each way daily. This car will leave
Hennepin and Thirty-first street at 7
o'clock p. m., Washington and Hennepin
at 7:18 o'clock.
The Sunday schedule: Leaves Still
water at 3:35, 4:35 and 5:35 p. m.;
White Bear, every hour beginning at
4:08 and continuing until 10:12. Week
days the last car will leave White Bear
at 10:32 p. m. and will reach Hennepin
and Washington avenues at 11:56: Hen
nepin and Thirty-first street at 12:15.
This service will be continued indefin
itely and will be increased or curtailed
according to the amount of patronage it
CAPTAIN'S BODY FODND
VICTIM OF THE FOUNDERED FERN
Two More of the 111-Fated Crew Yet
to Be Accounted
Special to The Journal.
Calumet, Mich.,July 15. —The fate of two
more of the men on the Fern, when it went
down off Eagle River recently, is known.
The body of Captain Hemenger has been
picked up off Manitou island and taken to
Eagle River by Henry Corgan. The sec
ond body was found by Lighthouse Keep
er Nolan and is thought to be that of
The scow with which the men are sup
posed to have left the Fern has been
found bottom up near the mouth of the
Montreal river. The bodies of two more
of the crew yet remain to be found.
IN A FIT OF DESPONDENCY
Samuel Le Claire of Honghton Shoots
Himself Throngh the Heart.
Special to The Journal.
Houghton, Mich., July 15. —Samuel Le
Claire, aged 30, shot himself through the
heart, dying instantly, at his home in
Lake Linden to-day. He leaves a wife
and a family of small children. He was
engaged in the livery business, at which
he prospered for some years, but sold
the stable and opened a saloon on May 1,
since which time he became entangled in
several law 3uits, and killed himself In a
fit of despondency.
Barrett Eastman Once v Twin City
Barrett Eastman, who figures as defend
ant in a divorce suit brought by his wife,
who is a sister of Mayor Carter Harrison,
of Chicago, was at one time located in the
twin cities, and is fairly well known here.
Before hiß marriage to Mies Harrison,
Mr. Eastman was engaged to Miss Have
meyer,' of Riverside, daughter of the
sugar magnate. That engagement was
broken mainly because Mr. Eastman
evinced a dislike for commercial life
shortly after Mr. Havemeyer had placed
him in charge of his St Paul office, and
insisted on returning to newspaper work.
The engagement was broken without
any rupture of the friendly relations of
the parties. Miss Hevemeyer was mar
ried some three years later.
A POLICE DEFICIT
Mayor Ames Run* $6,000 Behind in
The police department ran about $3,000
ahead of its appropriation schedule the
first half of the year, and it looks as if
Mayor Ames would have to let out a few
of his merry men or degrade some cap
tains or he will close the year with a
deficit. The police department appropria
tion was $217,750. Out of this was paid
about $8,000, carried over from the pre
vious year as a deficit. There was a bal
ance in the department fund July 1 of
$101,992, making the expenditures for the
first half of the year a little less than
$108,000. There will be about $6,000 less
than that amount to meet the department
expenses for the last half of the year.
The mayor declaimed loudly at the be
ginning of the year about how he was
going to give past mayors, other depart
ment heads and the public an object les
son in police department economy. He
can hardly do it, however, if he keeps the
police list filled clear up to the 225 limit
and maintains a list of 22 captains.
TO TEACH FILIPINOS.
Elizabeth Kirwin and Lucinda Ansbro, both
teachers in the St. Paul public schools, have
been appointed teachers in the government
schools in the Philippines. They will sail
from San Francisco July 23.
Saturday, July 20, %r E ™,« a .
Every Lot, 240 Lots, will Be Sold. $25 Required as a Deposit at Time of Bid
Terms—% Down, l/$ 6 Months, % 1 Year. Interest 6% on Deferred Payments.
5 Per Cent Discount on Deferred Payments for All Gash.
Title Insurance Co. will assure each purchaser that the title
is clear and perfect. There is no mortgage on
■ | WALTON PARK] B
Only Blocks 1,2, 3, 4 and 13, 14, li and 16 will be offered at this first auction sale. This comprises 240 lots
and includes all the property between Lyndale and Dupont avenues. This property is the very choicest in the
vicinity. City water has already been laid on Lyndale avenue. '
Sale will commence promptly at 2 p. m. on the ground, and will be adjourned at five.
Sale will be resumed at 8 o'clock in the evening, when the people of Minneapolis will be
given an opportunity to witness the unique and original spectacle of an auction sale by
electric lights. The grounds will be brilliantly illuminated by a circle of powerful arc lamps
There is also an office at the corner of Thirty-sixth avenue North and Lyndale, where Mr. O. Rognas will
be found daytime and evenings. He will show the property and give all information desired. Mr. Rognas lives
at 2015 Washington aye. N. and is clerk of Prospect Camp No. 1035 M. W. A.
To reach Walton Park, take Camden Place car to Thirty-sixth aye. N., where carriages will be found
waiting to take visitors over Walton Park and return them to the car line.
INFORMATION BUREAU, 25 SIXTH ST. $ BETWEEN HENNEPIN AND NICOLLET, Ground Floor.
MONDAY EVENING, JULY 15, 1901.
EXPO. TRAFFIC SLIM
Pan-American Travel Far Short of
That of World's Fair.
WITH LOCAL RAILROAD MEN
Heavier Travel, However, Is Looked
for Later In the
It Is the unanimous opinion of local
railway officials that the public of the
northwest is not patronizing the Pan-
American exposition to any great ex
tent, notwithstanding the extremely low
rates which now prevail and the fact that
the vacation season is in full blast.
This opinion is based upon the number
of passengers booked out of this city to
Buffalo and other eastern cities, and old
railroaders, when asked how Pan-Amer
ican business compares with that done
during world's fair time, shake their heads
and say that there is no comparison.
Said one of them:
Up to the present we have not sold one
ticket to Buffalo where we disposed of not
less than ten during the world's fair. But
such a comparison is not fair to Buffalo,
principally for the reason that Chicago busi
ness is practically local while that to Buffalo
is interstate. Our regular business to Chi
cago is enormous and the fair simply made
it a crush.
But aside from that you can say that the
Pan-American business is disappointing for
other reasons. Not only are sales few and
far between, but much of the travel which
we are sending out on Buffalo tickets is
not destined for Buffalo in reality, but for
other points in the east. More than half of
the people who come in here and ask the
prices to Buffalo and the time limit want also
to know how much the fare is to mountain
and seashore points, or else they ask rates
to some eastern city where they wish to visit
friends or relatives. They seem simply to be
taking advantage of the reduced rate to
spend their vacation visiting friend 3.
It is perhaps too early to pass final Judg
ment, but present appearances indicate that
the exposition in itself is not drawing much
business from this section of the country.
Another official ventured the opinion
that the real test was yet to come and
that the heaviest rush could be expected
during the latter part of August and the
fore part of September.
"It is too hot now,' 'said he, "and when
fall weather comes on you will see much
Mrs. O. P. Shepherdson left Saturday for
a trip to San Francisco and Los Angeles.
Miss Madge Adamson is visiting in St.
Mrs. Crandall of Montana is visiting Mrs.
A. B. Currier.
The new pipe organ of the Merriam Park
Presbyterian church will be formally opened
this evening by Dr. Louis Falk. An inter
esting program has been prepared.
Mrs. Richardson has gone to Buffalo and
other eastern points.
Miss Margaret Fields and Howard Fields
gave a small party Thursday at their home.
Mrs. W. C. Covert of Saginaw, Mich., is
visiting Miss Caroline Austin.
Mrs. Chaffee and family have gone east
for the summer.
Mr. and Mrs. A. G. Coykendall and Ray
Coykendall have gone to Sault Ste. Marie to
be absent a year.
I. E. Wallis and family have returned from
a short visit to Lake City.
Mr. and Mrs. Robert Deaken and Miss
Mary S. Deaken have gone east for the
Mrs. A. Richter and Mrs. F. C. Grim
shaw, who have been visiting their parents,
Mr. and Mrs. Deakin, have returned to their
homes in Salt Lake City.
Mrs. Lockwood entertained a number of
j'oung people in honor of her daughter Ida's
birthday Tuesday evening.
Miss Auverne McFetridge is spending a
few weeks in Bemidji.
Mrs. Wallace, Misses Ethel and May Wal
lace, left Wednesday for Montreal, Buffalo
and the east.
Miss Ida Lockwood spent last week with
Miss Iva Phillips. Miss Phillips has re
turned from a week's stay with friends in
St. Paul Park.
P. H. Sims and family have moved to their
summer home at White Bear lake.
Ralph McDougal left Monday for the Pan-
Mr. and Mrs. W. C. Marshall, A. C. Wood
ruff and A. L. Woolsey will be guests to
morrow of Mr. and Mrs. C. I. Cowles at their
summer home on Lake'Pepin.
The Sunday school of St. Mary's church
held its annual picnic Thursday at Wild
Mrs. F. F. Stevens and daughter have re
turned from a three weeks' visit in Chicago.
Mrs. H. G. Coykendall and Miss Bessie
Coykendall are spending two weeks at Buf
Privy Council Acts Upon Manitoba's
School Taxation Question.
London, July 15. —In the case of the
city of Winnipeg vs. the Canadian Pa
cific railway, the privy council has re
fused permission to appeal their decision
to the supreme court of Canada on the
question of whether school buildings Were
liable to municipal taxation.
Shamrock va. Shamrock.
Rothsay, Firth of Clyde, July 15.—"
The two Shamrocks started from off
Garroch Head to-day for a long beat to
windward. At the end of the beat the
challenger was 2V 2 minutes ahead of
Shamrock 1., and she increased her lead
on the run home, finishing 6 minutes be
fore the older boat. -
A MACEDONIAN CRY
North* Dakota Must Have an Army
of Men for Harvest.
NOT ENOUGH TO DO THE HAYING
All Cereals Are Heavy in Straw—
Scanlon Looks for Serious
Special to The Journal.
Grand Forks, N. D., July 15.—A ques
tion, the seriousness of which is but
I half realized by the farmers of the north-
I west, is one of labor. At present there
are no laborers in this section of the
country, not enough for haying opera
tions, and thus far no steps have been
taken to get more men into the country.
The situation <s peculiar. Haying is
now on, and many men could be given em
ployment as the crop is heavy, but there
are no men to be had. As a rule at this
season of the year there are men standing
jiround on the street corners waiting for
the farmers to come in for help, but the
farmers come to the city in vain. As far
as the haying is concerned, most of the
farmers can manage to get along with but
little help if the weather continues fine,
as the hay matured earlier than usual this
season, thus giving them more time to
put up what they need. But on the other
hand tbe crop last year was almost a to
tal failure and every spear was used long
ago, so that the farmers will be com
pelled to Dut up a greater quantity this
; year than for several years past.
The trouble will commence in earnest,
however, when the harvest is on, which
will be but a matter of but a few weeks.
Regardless of what the wheat yield will
be in the great wheat belt of this section,
the fact remains that the straw will be
the heaviest in years, and this straw will
all have to be handled. This will require
thousands of laborers, and the question
is, where are they to come from?
P. H. Scanlon, traveling passenger agent
for the Milwaukee, who is spending a few
days in the city, says that his road will
not bring half the laborers from Michi
gan to this section of the country that
it has in past years and he believes there
will be serious trouble in getting men
enough to handle the crops. Thus far,
there has been nothing done on the part of
the people to get men here, and the time
is certainly ripe for concerted action. The
railroads are willing to do all they can,
but without the assistance of the farmers
they can do little.
The farmers as a tirst step ahould at
once make it a point to report the number
of men needed to the local station
agent, and he will report to the railway
officials so that approximately the rail
roads will know the number required,
and where they are to be'placed. When it
is realized that every farmer will need
from two to fifteen or twenty men, the
real situation will be understood. A ver
itable army *ot laborers is needed.
A gentleman In the city yesterday from
Winnipeg said that the scarcity of help
in Manitoba was already realized, and
that the Canadian Pacific was arranging
to bring 20,000 harvest hands from east
ern Canada, mostly from Ontario, to take
care of the Manitoba crop.
Last year 15,000 men were brought there
by the same road, but on account of the in
creased acreage and improved conditions it
is estimated that 5,000 more will be need
ed this season, so that on all sides there
Is a heavy demand for labor all at prac
tically the same time. There will be a
shortage of help at best and the question
row is how great will the shortage be.
MOTIVE IN HIS MADNESS
Copeland Was a Defaulter and
Roger* Recognized Him.
Omaha, July 15. —Copeland, who shot A.
C. Rogers on a train, was a trusted teller
in the Nebraska bank in this city for ten
years prior to August, lSyi). He left the
city at that time, ostensibly for a summer
vacation and to visit the eastern states,
and has not been heard from since.
At the bank Copeland was designated
as the B. & M. teller, having charge of the
deposits of the Burlington & Missouri
railroad. A month after his departure the
Burlington's account at the bank showed
a shortage of $10,000. Half of this amount
was made good by Copeland'a brother-in
law and the remainder by his bondsmen.
Copeland was heard from recently on the
Pacific coast and it is suspected that
Rogers recognized hire on the train.
Knights of Khoraiien A«k the Ac
cused Oniclal to Kciitit'ii.
Chicago, July 15.—John A. Hinsey, who
as a result en an Investigation of the a>
fairs of the endowment rank of the
Knights of Pythias, recently was permit
ted to resign from the board of control,
was again under fire here to-day. Of
ficers of the Knights of Khorassen, the
pleasure-seeking branch of the order of
which Hinsey was imperial prince, held
a secret session at which it was decided
to ask him to resign. It was also decided
to call for an examination of the books.
Although Hinsey was a prime mover in
founding this branch of the Knights of
Pythias, he was not allowed to attend tha
MORGAN BUYS FURTHER
Gets the Chilean Section of the
Valparaiso, July 15. —J. Pierpont Morgan
has bought the Chilian section of the
trans-Andean railroad, for £90,000.