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Inspecting the K. M. H.—W. C. Heck
man, assistant superintendent of the railway
mail service, will be in the city to-day or to
morrow iv the interests of the service.
Two on the Carpet —There will be an
official investigation of the conduct of Patrol
men A. L. Beau and A. L. Anderson, iv the
mayor's office, to-morrow uioruiug. Charges
have been made against the officers in connec
tion with the arrest ol J. M. Weber, 260S
Clinton aveuuo, at the Lake Harriet pavilion,
on July 01.
A Mill Hand -Maimed— Teddy Uhr, a
laborer in tho Carpenter & Lamb company'!
mill, caught his arm iv a gearing early this
morning. The member was horribly mangled
and had to be amputated near the shoulder.
He was taken to the city hospital, Uhr's
hpine Is at ll'lo Third street N£.
Courthouse I'icnio —The annual pic
nic of the courthouse officials and employes
will be held Saturday. Trains will leave over
the Minneapolis & St. Louis for Tonka Bay
at 9:i>t> a. iv. and t;4S p. in. A steamer for a
trip of the lakes will be taken. Music, dan
cing and *ports> will constitute the amuse
ments of the day. Returning trains will
leave at 4:4 i, 7:26 and 11 p. m.
Juij v. o. KeceiptH— postal receipts
at Minneapolis aggregated 110,237 in July, as
aguiust $oJ,uoS in the corresponding month
last year, an increase of $7,179, or 13 per cent.
Receipts ol the St. Paul office for the two
months respectively were $43,150 and $38,279,
Wi increase of $4,Sil, or 12.7 per cent.
iturnl Merchants Here— Friday is the
last day on which visiting merchants taking,
advantage o: the merchants' excursion rates
can register and ha\'e the return part of their
tickets validated. Up to dato over 10U mer
chauis have registered with Secretary Forbes,
Which ii.akt-8 a very satisfactory showing for
tho second excursion. The next excursion
takes pUtca the- latter part of the month.
Uoinur to P. O. Clerks' Meeting—J, T.
Davies. foreman of the city division of the
postoftii-e, and John W. Redfield, city distrib
utor, will represent the Minneapolis office at
the auuuai convention of the United National
Association of Postoffice Clerks In Milwaukee,
Sept. 2-i. A banquet will be held Thursday
evening of the session at the Republican
House. Postmaster S. B. Lovejoy has re
ceived an invitation to attend, but will be un
able to accept. The Minneapolis delegates
will leave for Milwaukee Sept. 1.
M«y Affect Local Price* —The forma
tion of a trust, as reported, to control Lne
output of the coal mines .of Illinois will
probably affect residents of Minneapolis to
some extent. With the output of eastern
mines under the absolute control of the Pitta
burg trust, the second combine is apt to be
considered in the nature of a hardship to con
sumers, it is hard to determine Just what
amount of Illinois coal is sold in Minneapolis,
but as It. is listed in the markets here, the
operation of a trust to control its sale is
bound to have its effect on price conditions.
\\ iudotva Their Tnrsets—B. F. Nel
son was the complainant against three small
boys who appeared before Judge Holt this
morning charged with having broken forty
•window lights in a building at 432 Marshall
street XE. Bay Laroque, 15 years old, was
the eldest, and his companions were Willie
and Walter Knies, aged 10 and 8. The little
fellows pleaded guilty, but said that when
they Joined in the fun there was but one
■window glass remaining, and the boys were
trying to see which one would hit it first.
The Laroque boy is on probation and when
he pleaded not guilty the Judge decided to
hear the case to-morrow at 11 a. m.
SOO SAVED THE DAY
One Instance of Its Loyalty to Min
SIDE LIGHT ON THE RATE MATTER
Other Roads' Ratea Were Prohibi
tive Till the Soo Acted—Then.
They Cut Viciously.
SChippers asking for more favorable
railroad rates for Minneapolis are told
that the problem is "so complex" as to
make it "impossible without an agree
ment between competing roads;" that a
reduction in rates to and from one ship
ping point will always be followed by a
reduction to other points and that the
"relative conditions will remain the
The shipments of material for use in the
big Andrus building furnish a striking
contradiction of these statements. When
Mr. Andrus decided to erect the big struc
ture at Nicollet and Fifth he was de
eirous of using a certain kind of brick
obtainable oily in Boston. The Chicago
lines were asked for a rate from Boston.
The figure named by them —$21 per thou
sand —was prohibitive. The Soo named
a rate nearly $8 less than that figure and
secured .the contract.
As soon as it became evident that the
600 was likely to have the business the
various lines Interested began to reduce
the figures. This was more or less due to
the anxiety of the eastern lines which
had been holding out for a big rate to
secure the business. Before all of the
reductions were done, a rate much less
than that made by the Soo was offered,
the contract remained with that road, its
action toward the Minneapolis shipper
being regarded as most fair. Through the
assistance of the Soo, the Minneapolis
chipper was enabled to obtain the brick
he wanted at a reasonable rate. The
reduction in rate was made without the
consent of all of the other roads and no
other point had to be taken into con
The Soo road is regarded as a Minne
apolis institution and has repeatedly
shown its loyalty to Minneapolis interests.
This is one instance where that loyalty
•was appreciated by the shipper.
RICH IN MALARIA
Why Health Officers Oppose the
Lake Amelia Flan.
The movement to include Lake Amelia
and its shores in the Minneapolis park
system and make of it a great reservoir
lor the impounding of water to serve the
purpose of increasing the beauty of Min
nehaha Palls is likely to meet with more
or less opposition from the Minneapolis
Health department. One of the veteran
officials of the department declared this
morning that in his opinion it was not a
■wise move from the standpoint of public
health and that the board of health would
not indorse it Lake Amelia, he pointed
out, is a shallow lake with a muddy bot
tom and extensive growth of vegetable
The water is contaminated from various
sources and was found to be so bad years
aaro under the health department admin
istration of Dr. Avery that the department
prohibited the cutting of ice from the lake.
Then years ago the park board constructed
a dam across Minnehaha creek, just a
little ways above the falls for the same
purpose now sugegsted, and the impound
ing of the water made such a nuisance at
that point that the health department or
dered the dam removed. Any other move
ment along this line he believed would
come to the same end. The permanent
drying up of Lake Amelia, in his estima
tion, would be the best possible result
fram the view point of the public health.
It 'had always been a mud hole and no
amount of expenditure would ever make
it anything else.
H. P. HALL'S NEW JOB
He la Reported to Have Received
H. P. Hall, a veteran newspaper man of
St. Paul who, at various times, has been
connected with practically all of the St
Paul papers and who once had his own
dally, the St Paul Call, has been appoint
ed inspector of the rural free mail deliv
ery for Minnesota. The position is a new
one and has caused considerable trouble
between Minnesota's senators and con
gressmen, each of whom had his candi
date for the place. Mr. Hall did not seek
the Job, and his appointment came to him
as a complete surprise. He was formerly
a democrat, but of late years has drifted
away from that party on. national issues.
BRAVE ACT OF A BOY
Rescues His Mother and Little
Brothers From Fire.
THE MOTHER MAY NOT RECOVER
She Is Ncmv Hovering; Between Life
,', „" and Death at Anbury
Mrs. Nathan Barber was frightfully
burned by a fire which practically de
stroyed her little home at 19 Sidney
place. Prospect Park, early this morning.
She Is now at Asbury hospital, and it is
not expected that she will live until
night. But for the heroic work of her
16-year-old son, King, the unfortunate
woman would have been | burned to
death on her bed, and her two "small
children might have met a similar fate.
The brave lad carried his mother from her
bedroom while her night clothes were on
fire, extinguishing the blaze and hurried
back into the burning house in time to
carry out his two little brothers. He also
succeeded in saving some of the house
hold effects. In the neighborhood King
is to-day proclaimed a very hero, but
any pride he may feel in the knowledge
that he showed no fear or hesitation in
doing his duty, is overcast with gloom
caused by the suffering and impending
death of his mother, whom he tried so
hard to save.
A fe wminutes before 3 o'clock Mrs.
Barber was awakened by the crackling of
burning wood. Before she could leap from
her bed the flames locked up from the floor
and caught the bed clothing, an in an
instant the covers and Mrs. Barber's gown
were affaine. She screamed and King
bounded into the room through the door
that separated their apartments. Real
izing at once the imminent danger of his
mother he unhesitatingly caught her in his
none too strong arms and bore her out into
the yard. It was but the work of a mo
ment to extinguish the flames that were
enveloping the poor woman, but they had
scorched her badly. The front of her
body, from the chest to the ankles; the
face, arms and upper portion of the back
were horribly burned.
Leaving his mother in the yard the
brave and thoughtful boy ran back into
the burning house. He carried his two
little brothers out into the yard, and then,
realizing that all the family possessed
was in the house, he ran back and at
tempted to save some of the household
goods. He was less successful in this
minor work, but theh firemen, who had
arrived by this time, quenched the flames
quickly and saved much of the property.
Mrs. Barber bravely bore the pain as
she was taken to the hospital. Cooling
ointment and soft bandages were applied
by the physicians, but they served but ill
in alleviating the intense pain. During
the day the woman has lingered between
life and death, but the physicians say
there is very slight chance for her re
Nathan Barber, the husband, is a la
borer, and is working in the harvest fields
in the northwestern portion of the state.
King, the son, also works to help support
the family and pay for the little home
which they have recently purchased. He
is employed as clerk and delivery boy in
J. H. Jackson's grocery store, at 802
Washington avenue SE.
OPENED AT GOTHAM
Western Imports Held Up by East-
em Customs Brokers.
FRAGILE GOODS ENDANGERED
In Other Cases the Liability of the
Shipper for Safe Delivery
is Thus Canceled.
Many Minneapolis importers are protest
ing against what is termed a species of
"brigandage" which is practiced by New
York brokers, but which appears to be
entirely within the law according to the
federal statutes. The complaint is that
merchandise destined for interior ports is
not shipped through as per instructions
on the bill of hiding. For instance a Min
neapolis man nas imported valuable glass
from Venice. He instructs that the goods
be sent in bond to Minneapolis with the
intention of paying duties and entering
at this port. He received notice from
New York brokers that certain goods are
held by them which are billed in bond to
Minneapolis. Inclosed is invoice for brok
erage charges for entering; drayage and
other incidentals, with the statement that
when charges are paid merchandise will be
forwarded. This is what makes the Min
neapolis importer's blood boil.
Powers of the Broker.
When goods are entered at a port either
the importer must be present in person to
make the entry for goods, or his repre
sentative, a broker or the forwarding
agent must appear and give bond to pro
duce the owner's declaration of value. The
railroad company has no special interest
in the matter so usually turns the matter
ever to a broker in New York or other
port to attend to it. In this way the
broker becomes the whole thing.
Two kinds of entry may be made of im
ported goods. One of these is for ware
housing or consumption, the other for im
mediate transportation. It is the law for
the latter style of entry that importers
are gunning after. The federal statute
provides when any merchandise imported
at exterior ports such as New York, or
Baltimore, shall appear by invoice to be
consigned to and destined for interior
ports such as Minneapolis is, the collector
cf the exterior port shall allow the said
merchandise to be shipped immediately
after the "I. T." or immediate transporta
tion entry is made. The Minneapolis men
who suffer at the hands of the eastern
brokers want this law which is now op
tional made mandatory.
Some Shipments Endangered.
The object of this law is to allow goods
that are purchased, say in Italy, to be
shipped to Minneapolis without examina
tion or opening of the packages except at
destination. For instance fragile mer
chandise or fine art pieces need not be
unpacked until the Minneapolis customs
office is reached. They are likely to be
injured or broken in repacking after the
examination at the sea coast port of en
try. A 6 this inspection en route of "I. T."
goods is a violation of the contract made
when the goods are shipped in bond direct,
any loss on stuff that is sent at shipper's
risk cannot be recovered without great dif
When goods shipped under this "I. T.**
law lie in the New York customs ofßce
longer than ten days because the importer
has not named specific forwarding con
signees in New York, the consignment
must be clared in that port, although the
goods are purchased to be sent in bond so
that they may be opened in the presence
of the purchaser.
A Snap for Eastern Brokers.
It will be readily seen that it is to the
advantage of the New York brokers to
have this error made. It will be observed
also that the Minneapolis customs office
record "would bo mci cased if these clear
ings were made as they should ba in this
city. To the- government it is Immaterial
where this is done as long as the duty is
laid, but the cltizers cf Minneapolis are
interested in increasing the clearings at
this port. Minneapolis is still a subport
although the last report showed that the
business had increeßed in a gratifying
"It's mighty queer that Prank Tickleton
should turn out to "be a defaulter," re
"That's what it la," added Bunting.
"Nobody ever heard him alluded to as
Honest Frank Tickletoa."
THE MIJV^BAFUJbiS JOUKJNAIj.
FINAL PLANS MADE
Vice President Roosevelt's Time
Here Is Fully Accounted For.
TWO BUSY DAYS ARE LAID OUT
Tliere Will Be Two Public Recep
tiona and v Dinner or
Arrangements for entertaining Vice
President Roosevelt during his approach-
Ing visit to this city have been practically
completed. Mr. Roosevelt will arrive in
Minneapolis at 8:20 on the morning of
; Monday, Sept. 2. He is to come from
Chicago, over the Milwaukee road, and the
train will be met at St. Paul by t a com
mittee of five, including Senator Clapp,
George Finch, T. L. Schurmeier and th-j
president of the St. Paul Commercial
Cltrb, who will accompany him to Minne
Here the party will be met by another
! committee, to be named later, and of
i which Thomas Lowry and T. H. Shevlln,
first vice president of the state agrlcul- ,
tural society, will be members. Mr. Low
ry's private car will be at the station
I when the train arrives and will take the
[ party on a trip around the city, probably
| running out to Harriet and arriving at
j the fair grounds at 10:30. At 11 o'clock
the vice president will deliver an address,
and from 12 until 1 a general reception
j will be held in one of the buildings. Fol
lowing the reception, the Women's Fede
ration of Clubs will give Colonel Roose
velt an informal luncheon in their bulld
! ing. The luncheon will be attended by
Governor Van Sant, Senators Clapp and
j Nelson, the seven congressmen and a
! number from the twin cities, including the
j officers of the Agricultural society; about
forty in all. v
The early afternoon will be spent in a
j tour of inspection around the grounds
i and at 4 o'clock Colonel Roosevelt will re
t view the First Regiment, N. G. S. M., to
; gether with the two artillery batteries of
I Minneapolis and St. Paul. From the fair
grounds the vice president will go to the
Minneapolis Club, where he will be en
tertained at dinner by Thomas H. Shev- !
lin, whose guest he is to be during his
say here. Covers will be laid for forty,
and the guests will include residents of
Tuesday afternoon, Sept. 3, Colonel
Roosevelt will be given a reception by the
Minneapolis Commercial Club, for which
1,000 invitations will be issued through- j
out the state. At 6:30, Tuesday evening, I
he will leave on the fast Milwaukee train
for Chicago, the early departure being
necessary in order to make connections
in Chicago Wednesday morning for New
York city, where he has an engagement.
The local Roosevelt Club will meet to
night and will probably decide to co
operate with the St. Paul club in acting
as a guard of honor for the vice president
during his visit to the fair grounds.
NO GREAT CRASH
Lincoln Life and Accident Company
Will Be Wound Up.
Insurance Commissioner Hearth took
steps to-day to wind up the affairs of the
Lincoln Life & Accident company of Min
neapolis. Attorney-General Douglas ie
requested to ask for the appointment of
As a result of an examination made
July 18, the company is declared to be
"absolutely insolvent." Its assets -.vere
$341.68, of which $61.6S was in cashand $280 '
a note given by Richard Leffman, presi- j
dent of the company, which is declared '
"practically uncollectible." The liabili- I
ties are $163.
The company had 214 members Jan. 1,
1901. It has secured twenty-one new
members, and 163 have lapsed, leaving
seventy-two in good standing. Since the
first of the year $521.29 has been received
in premiums and $8 from membership
fees. The expenses have been as follows:
claims paid, $123.09; membership fees to
agents, $8; commissions to agents, $235.65;
advertising and printing, $22.76; postage,
$640; rent $70; salaries of officers $150;
salaries of office employes $90.92- other
items $61.08; total $767.90.
The company was incorporated June 15,
1895. Richard Leffman is president, John !
C. F. Ely vice president, T. T. Bacheller i
secretary and treasurer, and Dr. George I
G. Eitel medical examiner. The officers
arc not bonded.
As the amount involved is so small the
attorney general may only ask for a re
straining order, and permit the officers to
•wind up their affairs without a receiver.
He Left His Captors and Ran Into
Deputy Sheriff Anderson made an un
fruitful trip to ChampJin yesterday to take
into custody Louis Moore, the farm hand
who created such a sensation by claiming
to have been mortally shot, and who
disappeared mysteriously, only to be cap
tured yesterday morning at the Planchett
hotel, at Anoka. Moore was taken by his
captors in a wagon and the party started
back to Coon Rapids, where he had been
working, but when about two miles out
from Champlin the demented man made a
sudden jump for liberty at a point where
a thick growth of underbrush facilitated
his escape. He was tracked into a neigh
boring cornfield and his coat and hat,
which he discarded in his flight, were
picked up, but the man himself got away
and has not been seen since. It is thought
he boarded a freight train near Osseo.
Moore is about 26 years old, weighs
about 140 pounds, is about 5 feet 6
inches high, has sandy hair and wears
a very light mustache. Two of his front
i teeth are missing. At the time of his
escape he was wearing a maroon colored
sweater with a hole in the right breast,
a pair of tan slippers and bicycle breeches.
Editor Davee of Sherbnrne Appoint
ed Clerk of Courts.
Special to The Journal.
Anoka, Minn., Aug. 15.—Judge Giddings
has appointed W. B. Davee, editor of the
.Sherburne County Times, clerk of courts
of Sherburne county to succeed B. Bryant,
The first issue of the new democratic
weekly, the Anoka Free Press, made its
appearance to-day with N. P. Olson as
editor. It Is understood John Coleman,
local member of the democratic state cen
tral committee, is backing the organ.
The Workman lodge gave an excursion
to-day to Spring Park, Minnetonka. Some
500 people enjoyed the outing.
SENATOR GAMBLE HERE
The South Dakota Statesman En
Route to Alaska.
Senator R. J, Gamble of South Dakota,
is in the twin cities for a few days en
route to Sitka on a pleasure trip. Senator
Gamble is accompanied by his wife and
son and before leaving will be joined by
Congresman Stewart of New York, who
with his wife, will make the trip with
During his stay here Senator and Mrs.
Gamble are the guests of Mr. and Mrs.
Archer of St. Paul, at Mlnnetonka.
Senator Gamble testifies to a very sat
isfied feeling among the people of South
Dakota. Crops are good and times are
prosperous with them.
MARRIED TOO SOON
First Prosecution Pending Under
the New Divorce Law.
The first prosecution under the new law
which makes it illegal for a divorced per
son to remarry until six months after the
granting of the divorce, is to be under
taken by County Attorney F. H. Board
man, the complaint having been filed by
the parents of a young woman who says
her husband was guilty of swearing to a
falsehood when he swore that there was
no legal impediment In securing a license
for their marriage.
Owing to the fact that the case Is to be
called to the attention of the grand jury
the names of the parties are withheld. (
MACLEOD IS LEADER
Heads the Procession in the Minne-
tonka Chess Tournament.
A QUESTION OF ENDURANCE
The Strain Beginning to Tell on
Some of the Players—
• The general verdict at the Minnetonka
chesa tournament- this monring. at the be
ginning of the third day's play, was that
the chances were stronger,than ever for a
, victor from "the field." Elliott of Minne
apolis, MacLeod of St. Paul and Hine of
; Missouri stood in the lead at the close of
; the fifth round, with a score of 4 to 1 each
with Clark of Minneapolis close behind
with 4% t0.1%. But Huxman of Minne
apolis and Smith of Michigan were close
by with 3y 2 to 1% each, and Friedlander of
North Dakota and Jacobs of lowa were at
their shoulders with 3 to 2 each, and Spen
cer, Thayer, Bigelow and Stacy next fol
lowing. It is clear that the match will
be hard and close/with the probability
that it will take Saturday's final round to
point a victor.
Tuesday's play reversed. in part, the
record of Monday. Judge Smith of Michi
gan, who had only a loss and a draw to his
Monday's credit, surprised the spectators
yesterday by defeating both Jacobs and
Friedlander, the brilliant champions of
lowa and North Dakota. N. M. MacLeod
1 of St- Paul, who broke even on Monday,
added three straight by his Tuesday^
score; and Clark of Minneapolis, who had
only a draw and a loss to show Monday
night, closed last night with a record
!of 4 /2 to 1%. Hine of Missouri also came
up strong yesterday with three victories
and Hummann of Minneapolis with 2y 2 .
On the other hand, three of Monday's vic
tors—Jacobs of lowa, 6 Friedlander of
North Dakota, and . Spencer' of St. Paul—
who took two straight wins on the open
ing day, suffered two losses each on the
second day. , " . ■
Question of Endurance.
A new element enters into the play from
this time on, and that is, physical endur
ance, especially the ability to sleep well.
Three tournament match games a day are
exhausting work, and especially when kept
up dally for a week. Match chess playing
involves such mental strain that many
players have difficulty In sleeping after it.
The physical factor is such an' important
element in prolonged tourney play, that it
may materially change and even reverse
the comparative individual scores in the
course of a week's contest.
Score Last Night.
The score at conclusion of Tuesday's
play was as follows:
Players— • . Won. Lost.
Huxman 31^ it
iS^.:::::::::::::::::::::;::-: }* A y
Spencer T...T........ 2 2
Friedlander .... , "' 3 2
***** • :::::::::::::::: 2% ■8%
Hine 4 1
Elliott ...*...!v'!!!!!'!''.""" 4 1
Thayer 2% 31/,
smith ........................;;.;;;;: §£ 18
MacLeod 4 ]."
R°ef s ...;..."" lft *V
Clark .......:. 4 2 1%
Bigelaw 2\j. ZM,
Herwig 0 5
Jacobs 3 2
Couper . i, 1 <s 4
St. Paul Worsts St. Paul.
One of the strongest and most closely I
contested games of , the tournament to J
date was that played yesterday between
two of St. Paul's best, players, George B.
Spencer, president of the association, and
N. M. MacLeod, who participated in the ;
international chess. congress, held at New
York in 1889. Both are former state
champions, and yesterday's game was a
hard and carefully contested fight. ..
The Play To-day. :i /:" ; ' .'.,
• On the eight tables in play, the result
at noon was as -follows: ■•: t '
MacLeod, St. Paul, won from Herwig, Mil
waukee. ij ,);!« .; ■-.'■-■■■ . '.
Stacy. Minneapolis, beat Movers, Milwau
kee. . .
Spencer, St. Paul, beat Hine, Missouri.
•: Elliott, Minneapolis, beat Jacobs, Dcs
Rogers, Milwaukee, beat Couper, North
Smith, Michigan, drew with Bigelow, St.
Paul. ■ ' . ..V . .' .. .
Thompson, Minneapolis, beat Couper North
MacLeod, St. Paul, beat Clark, Minneapolis.
Jacobs and Friedlander still playing. *
The players with largest number of
wins at noon to-day are: MacLeod, 6;
Elliott, 5; Clark, AVk ; Hine and Smith, 4;
Huxmann and Stacy, 3%; Spencer, Jacobs,
Bigelow, Friedlander, each 3. t~ ,
SCOLDED HER IN.COURT
Mrs., Cherts' Father Gave Her a
Severe • Lecture. - ■. ~
Mrs. Mary Ebert, who so brutally as
saulted her 6-year-old stepson that the
neighbors were compelled to call in the j
Humane society agent, was examined in ■
the probate court. Her parents, hard
working people of Osseo, were present,
and the father created a scene by such up
braiding of the daughter that the latter
became violently hysterical and could only
be # calmed after the father had been taken
away. **\; .' ; i ; ;■;,_
It was shown that the assault was com
mitted while the woman was in a fit of
ungovernable temper and that similar as.- |
saults had been committed before. Her |
own 14-months-old baby was never the!
object of her wrath. Her mother testi
fied that she had been "peculiar" when a
young girl. With the court the woman
conversed rationally and seemed 1 hysteri
cal, rather than of unsound mind.
U. S. DISTRICT COURT
Fall Term Will Open in Minneapolis
■. Sept. 3.
The fall term of the United States dis
trict court will open at Minneapolis Sept. :
3. Among the criminal cases to be taken j
up are those of Matt F. Richards, Wash- 1
ington Blair and Wm. H. Blair, arrested i
in Minneapolis on a charge of counterfeit- i
ing. and Wm. H. Taylor, charged with
passing counterfeit money.
The famous case of Hans B. Strand ■
against Thomas M. Griffith and others will
be tried for the third time. Strand traded I
some land for a stock of goods, and claims
135,000 damages as a result of the trans- j
action. At the last trial of the case i
Strand was arrested on a warrant charg
ing him with perjury in denying his signa
ture to certain notes.; He will be tried on
this charge before Judge Lochren.
Norbeck'i Answer Filed.
Inspecter Norbeck filed his answer to the
action brought by E. G. Atkins, in which
$5,000 damages is demanded for false arrest j
and imprisonment. Norbeck declares that
the arrest of Atkins upon the charge of ex
tortion was made upon information and be
lief, and that he can now show that it was a
just accusation. Further, the officer declares
that the arrest was made by his superior, and
that Atkins was merely turned over to him
to convey to the station.
Grand Jurors Adjourn.
The grand jury concluded consideration of
the business in hand last evening, and did not
appear at the courthouse to-day. Its next
meeting will be held Aug. 20, the date fixed
for reassembling by Judge Harrison. In the
meantime, the county attorney and his as
sistants will prepare the numerous indict
ments to be returned and the report will be
turned in at that time. No cases of great in
terest were investigated.
PROMOTION FOR FLYNN.
Special to The Journal.
lowa Falls, lowa, Aug. 15. —John Flynn. the
veteran route agent of the American Express
company, will become the agent for that com
pany at Dubuque on Sept. 1, and will be suc
ceeded by F. R. Parsons, who has been the
local agent in the key city for many ypara
past.—The funeral of the late Robert Wright,
sr., was held at the First Congregational
church this afternoon, and was one oX tho
largest in the history of lowa Falls.
NO PLAN DECIDED ON
Roberts' Creditors Are Awaiting His
Answer in Bankruptcy.
OUTSIDERS LOOK AT THE STOCK
One Chicago Firm Considers Buying
It for Removal to Its Own
Plans for final disposition of the T. M.
Roberts stock of merchandise together
with other assets belonging to the busi
ness are being thoroughly canvassed by
Roberts' creditors. It is learned that the
first plan of re-organization proposed
which for a time gave promise of being
successful, is not concurred in by all of
the creditors, and for that reason may
fail. This in effect was for each creditor
to take stock in the reorganized concern
for the face of his claim. It was ar
gued that by doing this the value of the
firm name could be preserved. Lately,
however, some of the creditors have sig
nified disapproval of the plan.
Some of the larger creditors believe
that they stand the best show of realiz
ing well on their claims in a reorganiza
tion of the business. They have been
discussing a plan lately of pooling is
sues to purchase the assets and continue
the business. Their plau has not been
worked out in detail and all hands await
the answer of Roberts on Aug. 1&, to the
petition in bankruptcy.
Prospects of a Sale.
During the past two weeks several out
side concerns have had representative.', on
the ground making investigations. It is
asserted that none of them has called
at the Roberts store. Among the more
recent visitors was Mr. Sears, head of the
big Chicago supply house of Sears, Roe
buck & Co. He is quoted as saying that
if he should buy the stock he would move
it to Chicago and sell it from tliat point.
Chicago houses are not anxious for a
reorganization of the Roberts concern
as it means that much more competition
for them in this field.
The nature of Roberts' reply to the pe
tition in bankruptcy is a much discussed
question. It was learned this morning
that representatives of some of the cred
itors intend filing an answer for Rob
erts, in case the supply house man should
not make one. That would bring on a
court investigation of his affairs, having
exactly the same effect as if Roberts
filed the reply himself.
Many Farmers' Claims.
The increase of liabilities over the
amount first estimated has been a matter
of comment. It was first thought that the
unsecured liabilities would amount to
$410,000. The final figures are in the
neighborhood of $485,000. Part of this in
crease is explained by the fact that in
the first estimate the creditors did not
Include a large number of farmers' claims
afterwards discovered. These claims in
number reach into the thousands, and
are said to aggregate between $30,000 and
$35,000. This practically means money
sent by customers, principally farmers, to
Roberts for which the goods were not
shipped. If the business is reorganized,
it is asserted that these claims will be
paid by the new concern as it would give
it an excellent advertisement through the
farming communities and would be a good
stroke of policy. If the business should
uot f.e. reorganized and the assets sold
outright, the final disposition of these
claims is for the court to decide. Opinion
is divided as to whether they would be
classed with the other liabilities or be
come preferred claims.
ANOTHER N. E. A. LINE
Indian Teachers May Help to Brlna
Since the visit of Mise Estelle Reel,
superintendent of the Indian schools of
the United States, to this city, Minneapolis
educators and the Commercial club are
redoubling their efforts to secure the next j
meeting of the National Educational As
j sociation for Minneapolis. It is the desire
I of the various bodies that compose the na
tional association meeting to meet in the |
same city, but the association of Indian |
school teachers is not bound to meet with ■
the N. E. A. and is showing an inclina- I
tion to pick its own place of meeting for \
next year with Minneapolis the favorite.
The local committees are now at work |
on the proposition of a one fare rate plus
two dollars which the Indian teachers ask,
and expects to be successful. With the
next meeting of the Indian teachers in j
sight bringing 3,000 educators to Minneap- I
oils, the local committee believes that
some progress has been made towards se
curing the N. E. A. meeting.
Four More City Fathers Authorized
to Wear Stars.
Aldermen Rand, Powers, Sutherland and
Ryan were this forenoon commissioned
special police officers by the mayor. These
city fathers have all the powers and im
munities of a regular officer of the force.
Alderman Nelson was commissioned sev
eral weeks ago.
Go to Prison Next Saturday.
Not to serve a sentence but to visit the
model state prison of the United States
at Stillwater. Journal excursion on Sat
urday is the last, only chance of season.
Only Chance to \f QTfl v^l^i£fll^
Visitths wICIIC T I IdUlI
At Stlllwater on Saturday
It is the most interesting: institution in the state and one of the model state
prisons in the United States. So many requests have been made for a St.
Croix River Trip this season in connection with a visit to Stillwatcr's famous
prison, The Journal offers Excursion No. 45 for NEXT SATUR
DA August 17, which is sure to meet with favor.
Round Trip for the %r EAPOUS *~&T
whole #%. BBMO "P^ST" M-s)ffF
only V^\k Jws *
ON SALE AT JOURNAL COUNTER % x n.n.nge'^Ju /£•'//
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THTJKSDAY EVENING, AUGUST 15, 1901.
to. H. Miller,
330 Lumber Exchange
$10000 will purchase the 12-room house, No. 1800 First ay S; corner lot, 75x124%; Una
lawn, shade trees, etc. 1
$10000- the very low price for the 12-room [
house, all modern, combination hot air and
not water heat; corner lot, 45x120. Also has
a good barn. No. 1603 Stevens ay.
$7750 only for the 10-room house in Sunny
Bide. No. 2332 Bryant a/ S. All modern,
with barn; hardwood finish, floors, etc.; large
$7500 is a sacrlflce.price for that brick veneer
i!? us. c T wlth spacious lot 75x128 overlooking I
Steele Park, No. 1703 Fifth Aye. S.; as Kood as
a flower garden of your own, free of cost; hard- i
wood floors, t,'ood barn, etc.
$4000 for that 10-room all modern house with i
barn; two bath rooms; lot 60x125; No. 1820 I
$3210 for 107 lots. 42x126 to 14-foot alley; all
|;iy fine; between 38th and 39th and Thomas and
Xerxes ays N.; a tine Investment: overlooking
$2100 for 41 lots. 40x128. fronting on Park
ay and Columbus ay, between 49th and 50th sts.
$2200 for six lots, 40x126, east front, oa D\i
pont ay, between 33i and 31th sts.
SBSO for lot. 40x123, ou Pleasant ay: east
front; fifth south of 26th st.
$500 for lot 40x128, on Harriet ay; west
front; third lot south of 2Gth at.
$2000 for lot in Smnyslac 42x184; east
liout; Bryant Aye. 8.. fifth lot north of 24th;
lies fine and a bargain.
$500 for lot. 50x172. 160 feet south of Lake st;
west front; 22d :iv S.
School, Militia and Voting
Ages of Minnesota and
Twin City People.
From The .Tourntl Bureau. Room -4S, foul
Washington, Aug. 15. —The census
bureau made public to-day a bulletin div
iding the inhabitants of Minnesota into
groups which show the school, militia and
There are 612,990 persons of schooi age j
in the state, of whom 562,611 are native !
born and 50,379 foreign born. The total
whites of school age is 608,547.- Of the
colored 1.063 are negroes and 4,443 In
dians, Chinese and Japanese, principally
Indians. The state has 309.620 males of j
school age and 303,370 females. Of the i
males, 283,515 are native born and of,
females, 279,096. There are 514 negro
males and 549 negro females of school age
in the state.
Of males of militia age the state has !
399,734, of whom 234,386 are native born, !
1,772 being negroes. Of males of voting I
age there are 506,794, of whom 245,786 are j
nativp born, 261.026 foreign born, and 502,-
I 384 white. Of native whites 104,577 are
1 born of native parents and 137,054 of for
eign parents. There are 2,168 negro vot
Following are the figures of Minne
School age—Total, 60,377; native born, 54,
--325; foreign born, 6,052; total white, 60,029;
I total native white. 53,978; native white with
! native parents, 19,485; native white with for
; cigu parents, 34,493; foreign white, 6.051; nf-
I groes, 337: total colored, including negroes,
o4S: males of school age, total, 28,963; native
born, 26,225; foreigu born, 2,735; total white, j
28.807; total natives, white, 26,072; native
whites born of native parents, 9,627; native
! whites born of foreign parents, 16,445; for-
I eign whites, 2,735; negroes, 149; total colored,
including negroes, 156. Females of school
age total 31,414; native born. 28,097; foreign
born, 3,317; total white, 31,222; total native
white, 27,906; native white with native par
ents, 9,858; native white with foreign parents,
18,048; total foreign white, 3,316: negroes, 18i>;
I total colored, including negroes, 192.
I Males of Militia Age—Total, 51,682; native
I born, 29,072; foreign born, 1.2,610; total white.
| 51,150, total native white, 28,557; native white
i with native parents, 13,993; native white with
foreign parents, 14.564; total foreign whites,
22,593; negroes, 516; total colored, including
Males of Voting Age—Total. 63,711; native
born, 33,455; foreign born, 30,256; total white,
63,050; total native white, 32,823; native white
| with native parents, 18,401; native whites vith
foreign parents, 14,422; total foreign white,
30,227; negroes, 637; total colored, including
Following figures are for St. Paul:
School Age—Total, 51,411; native born
46,248; foreign born, 5,163; total white, 50,974;
total native white, 45.515; native white, na
tive parents, 14,411; native white, foreign pa
rents, 31,504; total foreign white, 5,159; ne
groes, 433; total colored, including negroes
Males of School Age—Total, 24,852. Native
born, 22,463; foreign born, 2,389. Total white,
24,837; total native white, 22,250; native white,
native parents, 7,077, native white, foreign
parents, 15,173. Total foreign white, 2,387. \
Negroes, 212. Total colored, including ne
Females of School Age—Total, 26,559. Na- i
tive born, 28,785; foreign born, 2,774. Total
white, 26,337. Total native white, 23,565; na
tive white, native parents, 7,234; native white, i
foreign parents, 16,231; total foreign white,
2,772. Negroes, 221; total colored, including
—W. W. Jermano.
Look up thai Beautiful
HOIII£ of A- R- miller, 1804
uviiii Firßt Avenue s< ; m of 12
rooms, solid pressed brick, convenient
ly arranged, with large lot 75x128,
large shade trees. Must be sold. Call
$4500 for that comfortable home of 8 rooms
all modern, with kooJ barn; east front lor 40x
125, between 23d and 24th Sts.. on Aldrich Aye.
$4000 for the 5-rooni house. No. 80 N 12th
&t. Lot 50x100.
$3500 only for that 12-room house, No. ill
West 14th St. Lot 45x100.
$3500 only—the S-room house with bath room,
east front lot 63x128, No. 3408 2d Aye. South.
Look this up at once.
33500 for an S-room house with large lot,
66xiu5. No. 200 c 2V4 Street South.
8 1200 for the 6-room house with lot 20X130—
No. 271 21st avenue south.
$750 for an 8-room house, No. 714 19th avenue
Northeast, with lot 37!4x85. Rents for $108 per
$250 each for three lots. 60x127; east front;
corner E 36th and 15th ay is.
$250 each, two lots, 50x122; Bloomlngton ay.
between 37th and 3S:h sts.
$225 each, four lots, 46x127; corner; E. 38th
sc. ana 14th and 15th ayes. S.
$250- Lot, 49x125; west front; corner E. 36th
and Longfellow ay.
$sOO— Lot, 42x128; east front; corner W. 36th
st and Holmes aye; very desirable and low
$2000 for a beautiful lot at Lake of the Isles,
.r 4xi7o; fronts on the lake and boulevard.
S3OOO for 100x155 feet, east front on Hum
botdt Aye., Lake of the Isles; very choice.
MAY USE TROLLEYS
Chicago Great Western Figuring or
Electric Motive Power.
FOR SUBURBAN SERVICE ONLT
A Thorough Investigation Hun Been
Made and Reported to Gen
eral Manager Stiekney.
The Chicago Great Western contem
plates the installation of electric motive
power for all its suburban service out of
St. Paul, reaching as far south as Ran
dolph, a distance of thirty miles.
Edward C. Boynton, The Journal
learns on reliable authority, has been en
gaged in making estimates and drawing
plans for the proposed change from steam
to electric power, and he has already sub
mitted two plans to the company, one
calling for the third-rail system, and the
other for the overhead trolley, with re
Mr. Boynton is connected with the
Great Western engineering department
and commenced his investigations two or
three months ago. He has just submitted
his report to the general manager and
that official has it under consideration.
Whether either system will ultimately
be adopted is not known, but it-is not
generally believed that the change will
be made within a year at least.
The Great Western has a heavy sub
urban business between St. Paul and In
ver Grove, South St. Paul, Randolph and
other suburbs within thirty miles of that
city. The rapid growth of the packing
house Industries in South St. Paul prom
ises to swell the traffic to twice its pres
ent size. There is also a heavy express
business in milk, cans, garden truck, etc.
Chief Engineer Coats is known to be an
enthusiast on electric propulsion. The
Xew York, Xew Haven & Hartford com
pany, with which he was formerly con
nected, operated many of its suburban
trains by electricity, using the third rail
system. The trains are operated with
AMES AS AN EDITOR
The Mayor Will Revive HU Paper,
the \'ew» Letter.
Mayor Ames says there are lots ol
things the daily papers do not say about
his administration that ought to be sail
ia justice to himself and those he has
appointed to office. He felt the same way
years ago when he was In office before and
told the public what it ought to know
through the News Letter, a weekly. This
paper, he says, he now intends to revive
in order that the people of Minneapolis
may not be kept In unhappy ignorance of
the great things he and his men are doing.
SOME DAIRY FIGURES
Dairy Commlsaioner Perparea a
Placard for Buffalo Expo.
The latest statistics showing the magni
tude of Mlnnesota'3 dairy Interests will be
printed on large placards and hung in
Minnesota's dairy exhibit at Buffalo. Tha
figures given by the dairy commisison are
Dairy cows 654,234
Value of annual butter products $15,779,309
Creameries in 1900 552
New ones this season 53
Total in 190] 635
Chees efactories 80
Annual value cheese produced $252,712