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Increased Bank. Clearings—This has
bwn another week of increased bank clear
l&fs. Compared with the same week last
rear, the business done was 32 per cent
larger. For the week the figures are $14,
-857,310.55, compared with $11,391,444.80 last
W. W. Eastman Better—W. W. East
man, a resident of Minneapolis since 1554,
is notably better after a severe illnesß. Mr.
.Eastman has been an invalid for some years,
and has been attended by his nephew, Dr. A.
M. Eastman of St. Paul. No change for the
■worse is expected.
A. J. Blethen in the City—Alden J.
Bletheu, proprietor of the Seattle Times, and
tprmerly manager of the Minneapolis Tribune
and Penny Press, arrived this noon from the
east, where he has been to attend a meeting
of the Associated Press. Mr. Blethen is look
ing well, and says he never felt better in
his life. He is somewhat heavier than he was
in the days when his was a familiar figure
along newspaper row.
Work to Be Hesnined—Monday work
Will be resumed ou the T7e"w~~l:haniber of
Commerce building with a full crew of men.
Every effort will then be made to run the
building to the tenth story and have it
under cover before the first snow flies. Six
weeks ago the structure reached the sixth
story, where work was almost entirely sus
pended because it was impossible to get ma
terial owing to the steel strike.
Salmon t uniting in Alaska—-Joseph
Kildall, president of the Pacific Coast and
Norway Packing company, has returned from
the company's cannery at Tonka, Wrangel
Marrows, Alaska. The season has been a
■pleudid one for the canneries. There were
more fish than could be handled and had the
facilities been available the output could
have been doubled. Salmon packing is over,
but the canneries will salt herring until tha
A Ku mo us tiolfer Here — Bernard
Nichols, the crack eastern golfer, who is to
play an exhibition game at the Minlkahda
Club Monday, arrived in Minneapolis this af
ternoon. Mr. Nichols at once called ou C. T.
jaffray of the flub and accompanied him out
to the links to get the lay of the hind. Tues
day Mr. Nichols will go to Chicago, where he
Will play Willie Smith and the famous Och
terlouit- at the Midlothian and Glenview clubs.
, A I'onmloelst Wanted — The civil
service commission desires to establish an
eligible register for assistant pomologists,
bureau of plant industry, department of agri
culture. ' A Vacancy is open In Washington
and other successful applicants will be as
signed as fast as vacancies occur. The com
mission will furnish blanks and information
as to the scope of the examination to occur
in free delivery cities Nov. 2, upon request
being -'made st Washington.
The MvKinley Table—President Mil
bur:: ot the Pau-Aineiicun exposition will
be baked to add a fourth plate to ihe famous
Bouth high school -McKinley table, the last
plate :u record its presence at the exposition
■when the president "vas assassinated. The
tabk' was made by the manual training d«
parin:en; of the school for the national re
publican conveStlon held that year in Min
neapolis. Mr. McKinley presided and used
the table. In is'iu it was used for the same
purpose when McKinley was nominated. In
190 vit was ;.t the Philadelphia convention
■when the president wn renominated. After
beiig lost for a time it was returned to Min
neapolis with three silver labels denoting its
AN OLD RESIDENT
Remains of Mrs. A. K. Hartwell Will
The remains of Mrs. A. K. Hartwell, who
died recently at Ashland, Ore., will arrive
In Minneapolis to-day. At 10:30 to-morrow
friends and relatives will meet at the resi
dence of W. P. North*ay, 219 W Fifteenth
street, and from there the body will be taken
to Lakewood, where services will be con
ducted by Rev. S. J. Rogers in the absence
OT Dr. L. H. Haliock.
Mrs. Hartwell was the wife of A. K. Hart
well, who many years ago pre-empted the
land upon which now stand the Chamber of
Commerce, the courthouse and the Milwaukee
station. Mr. and Mrs. Hartwell are well
known to early settlers of Minneapolis. They
•were charter members and among the found
ers of Plymouth church. Mrs. Hartwell died
<X old age. She was particularly well known
to the older inhabitants of the city. The
ftall-bearers will be S. E. Gale, J. E. Bell, W.
4u- Newton and C. M. Cushman.
MAKTIX G. YOSI% youngest Son Of
Jacob lost, police telephone operator died
Cft : Des Moines, lowa, last night, of typhoid
fiver, at the age of 24 years. He was a
traveling salesman and was taken ill about
w weeks ago. A week ago, a brother J.
M. lost, went to Dcs Moines and was with
Him &t the time of his death. Mr. Yost was
jrell known in Minneapolis. He was bora
here pnd attended the local schools. The
Ijemains will be brought here for interment.
DEBATERS GET READY
University Literary Lights Prepare
for Coming Contests.
Interest in debate and oratory at the uni-
Tersity is stronger this year than ever before,
*nd Minnesota may be expected to make a
food showing in the intercollegiate contests
•f the year. The Federal Society, in which
ihe members of the debating and oratorical
♦earns are trained, has already organized, and
its members are hard at work on the ques
tions to be debated. In the semifinals of the
Central Debating League, Minnesota meets
Chicago at Minneapolis, and Northwestern
Rebates with Michigan. The winners in the
Semifinals contest for the championship at a
inal debate held in Chicago in the early
Upring. The question for the Chicago-Minne
sota debate is:
Resolved, That the policy of the United
States in extending the franchise to the negro
•Was hasty and ill-advised.
Chicago has the affirmative. The debate
-will be held at the University of Minnesota in
January. The members of the "U" team will
be selected from the winners in a seriee of
debates and not from a single contest as in
It is not probable that Minnesota will de
bate with lowa this year, but negotiations
ftr« now pending for a debate with another
pTomlnent western university.
The oratorical contest of the Northern Ora
torical League will take place at Chicago ear
ly in May and the Pillsbury contest at the
**U" In March. The university has withdrawn
ft-om the Intercollegiate Oratorical Associa
AFTER THEIR ALTAR PIECE
Ifrinity Norwegian Lntlieran Church
At a congregational meeting of Trinity
Norwegian Lutheran church, Wednesday
evening, a member inquired about a cer
tain altar piece, the funds for which
friends in Norway had kindly contributed.
The altar piece is still in Norway and the
funds amounting to 1.013 kroner are
somewhere else. A draft in that amount
was shown by Rev. M. Falk Gjertsen a
short time ago and if the Trinity church
can obtain it the remainder of the money
necessary to secure the painting will be
Mr. Gjertsen left last Tuesday evening
via San Francisco for Klamath Falls, Ore.,
fully equipped for a two months hunting
and fishing trip.
Professor Sven Oftedal has been made
chairman of a committee to take charge of
Uie church work.
MISS DAVIS" VIEW
Her Side of the Story of Barley's
. Lost Watch.
Miss Davis, who was reported yesterday
ito have had a part in the parting of John ,
w. Earley and his watch, makes the fol
lowing statement regarding the matter-
To the Editor of The Journal: ■-
'Permit me to correct an article, in your
paper of yesterday reflecting upon me.
It is not true that I asked Mr. Earley, the
mute, for his watch, nor did [ I ask him Ito
contribute $10, or any sum, for Mr. Chapman
to get clothes. He met Mr. ' Chapman at my
place, and said if he preached he should
bare clothes, and he would give $10 towards
the purchase of them. -He did so after a
week's consideration of the subject, and then'
he brought the $10 and I gave him his watch.
On leaving the house he ; said he would also
leave the watch with the money.
I have lived here for eighteen . years and
<g*ays visited the mission, but no more now
than before Mr. - Chapman's advent ' I have
no association. with Mr. Chapman except in
> tie work as a missionary. ■-':: ■;•=.: >:, ', ;^,v<
BUILDS MORE TRACK
The Omaha Prepares to Get Along
Without Street Vacation.
EAST SIDE YARDS ENLARGED
They Will Handle Car Lot Business
and Relieve North Side
The Omaha road is increasing its yard
facilities in southeast Minneapolis. Two
big storage tracks are already completed,
and it is said that two more are in con
As soon as the Omaha officials gauged
the temper of the business men and the
council on the street vacations desired
by the road for its north side terminals,
work was begun on these improvements
in the East Side yards. The total work
includes additional room for the handling
of four big trains. This, it is estimated,
will relieve the pinched condition of the
Omaha yards and allow the officials to
wait at least another year before pressing
the matter of street vacation. Many
things can happen in a year.
The property in north Minneapolis
which has given rise to the controversy
now before the council, has been needed
by the Omaha mainly for extra switch
ing room and the better handling of its
merchandise business. The Bast Side
yards have hitherton handled only wheat
and flour, but the Intention is to put them
to other uses if necessary. By increasing
its facilities on the East Side so that the
greater portion of its car-lot business can
be handled there, the Omaha expects to
care for its business without the enlarged
facilities on the North Side. It is pointed
ufct that the Omaha holdings on the East
PTde are roomy with no stub streets to
interfere. In the meantime the road has
loaded up with a big bunch of North Min
neapolis property which it cannot use un
til it owns the stub streets, but which
will always be valuable.
HIGH RATE EXCUSED
Some See Reasons for Higher Tax
Rate in City's Growth..
VALUATIONS DON'T KEEP PACE
That Is the Position They Take-
Wallace G. Xje'n Review
of the Figures.
Excuses are found by some for an in
creased tax levy. Persons making such
excuses defend their position by pointing
to the city's growth and stating that the
assessed valuation has not kept pace with
that growth. For example, in 1887 the
assessed valuation was $103,000,000, about
what it is for 1901. The tax rate for
1887 was 21.5. Since that time, however,
the city has increased at least 40 per cent
in population, and the various depart
ments now clamoring for additional funds
are confronted with the demands of a
city of 205,000 inhabitants. The popula
tion in 1887 was about 140,000. That is the
Wallace G. Nye, who was the city's
bookkeeper for many years, says:
The indications are that there will be a
material increase in the rate of. taxation, but
I have confidence that the board as con
stituted will fix the rates for the various de
partments at the lowest practical limit, as
its members are charged to do under the
An increase in the rate of taxation is al
ways undesirable, not only for the taxpayers
but for the bad advertisement it gives the
city. However; people should realize that
Minneapolis is growing and growing rapidly,
a fact which means added expenditures for
municipal maintenance and improvements.
Had the assessed valuation of the city in
the last few years been advanced in propor
tion to the increased growth and increased
valuation, the same rate of levy would un
doubtedly have cared for the increased ex
penses. For example, if the rate were 20
mills on a valuation of $100,000,000 and the
valuation for this year shows a slight in
would, of course, produce more money. On
the contrary, however, our assessed valuation
for some years has been reducted materially,
making it necessary to increase the rate in
order to produce the required revenue.
Last year"s valuation, if I remember cor
rectly, was under $100,000,000, the lowest since
1885, when the valuation was $77,000,000. The
valuation for this years shows a slight in
crease over that of last year but not enough
to make any material difference. In 1892 the
assessed valuation was $140,000,000— entirely too
high—with a rate of 22. G. The valuation
dropped to $107,000,000 in 1898 upon which the
tax rate was but 23 mills. In 1899 and 1900
the rate was materially increased Upon prac
tically the same valuation. The valuation for
this year is about $109,000,000, and the rate
of taxation may show an increase.
Mr. Nye believes that the board will
use the pruning knife with a free hand,
and will ignore from the outset any
startling demands made upon it.
HALL WILL INSPECT
Will See Whether Vaccination Rules
Are Observed i» Schools.
Health Commissioner Hall will' shortly
begin an inspection of the city schools' to
determine whether the rules of the health
department have been lived up to in the
matter of vaccination.
In preparation for the inspection he has
issued directions as follows:
First—Tile children who hold certificates
issued by the department of health or its
physicians need not be examined, as the
certificate itself is sufficient evidence that
they have already been examined.
Second—Any scar showing evidence of a
successful vaccination shall be held suffi
cient to pass the child.
Third—The principal or teacher shall
be informed that all children who do not
show evidence of vaccination, under sec
tion 13 of the general sanitary ordinances,
are to be excluded from school until such
time as they bring a certificate of vacci
Fourth—Teachers are to make a list of
all the names of children who are unsuc
cessfully vaccinated and who have not
certificates, to that effect, the same to be
filled out and forwarded to this office.
Fifth —All absentees are to be sent to
this office for examination.
Sixth—When it is necessary for a pri
vate examination, it shall be done in the
room of the principal and in the presence
of one of the teachers.
TELEGRAPH COMPANY TAXES
The Western Union and North Amer-
lean Pay the Same.
The state board of equalization to-day fixed
the personal property assessment of the
Western Union Telegraph company at $1,000,
--000 and the North American at $70,000. These
figures are the same as last year. The rate
of taxation was fixed at 55 mills, half a mill j
larger than last year, but with the proviso
that if it shall be less the difference shall
The assessment of Hill, Sons & Co., of
Minneapolis, private bankers, was doubled,
leaving it at $23,440.
The item of furniture in Hennepin county
was reconsidered, and an increase of 5 per
cent ordered Instead of ten.
The board then began a review of previous
THEY WANT NEW DEPOTS.
The railroad and warehouse commission i»
on a tour in the Red River valley country,
inspecting depots at Ada and Rolette in
Norman county, and Russia, in Polk county.
These towns are all on the line of the Great
Northern, and they want the commission to
order the construction of new depots.
THE MINNEAPOLIS JOUKNAL.
TO STOP ALL SALES
Reservation Lands and Timber Tied
Up Pending Legislation.
CAPT. MERCER IS HERE TO-DAY
He Has Just Completed a Tour
Through Minnesota With
Captain W. A. Mercer, In charge of the
Leech Lake Indian agency, is at the West.
Captain Mercer has just concluded a trip
with Senator Quarles of Wisconsin, Com
missioner of Indian Affairs W. A. Jones,
and Colonel Pratt, head of the Carlisle
Indian school, through the reservations of
northern Minnesota. Senator Quarles Is
chairman of the senate subcommittee ou
Indian education and Colonel Pratt is a
pioneer and an authority in the work.
Captain Mercer says:
Senator Quarles' party made a thorough in
spection of the general condition of the In
dians and matters on the reservations. I
believe that the report made by them at
Washington will have much influence in shap
ing legislation that is expected of the next
session of congress. Amor-g other sections
of the state we visited the Red Lake country
aud the party took a look at the 250,000
--aere tract on the Red Lake river which con
gressmen want thrown open to settlement.
Several additions have been made to the
number of Indian schools in this state re
cently and in these improvements the party
were deeply interested.
Captain Mercer says that it Is about as
good as settled that no reservation tim
ber of any kind will be cut or lands sold
until the department secures needed leg
islation on the subject: The whole mat
ter including both lands and timber can
be settled by one act. He believes that
the visit of Commissioner Jones and Sen
ator Quarles will result in expediting the
legislation. The Indians are waiting pa
tiently for congress to act. Captain
Mercer favors selling the timber by bank
scale and is confident that the great ma
jority of the Indians desire that plan.
The announcement is made by the cap
tain tha the last of the old, full blood In
dians have taken their payment from the
government as provided in the last treaty.
For a long time many of these held out,
among them being "Old Bug" of Pillager
uprising fame. "Bug" drew his past
payments a few months ago.
Senator Quarles, Commissioner Jones
and Colonel Pratt are now investigating
the condition of the Indian schools of
ANOKA'S COAL SNAP
Anthracite Sells for Less There
Than in Minneapolis.
LOCAL DEALERS ARE PUZZLED
Say They Can See No Jroflt in
IJuKluesH at That
Although the cost of anthracite coal on
dock at Duluth is $6 a ton, and the freight
rates between that city and Anoka and
between Duluth and Minneapolis are ex
actly the same, coal is retailing in Gran
ville Pease's town for $7.75 and $7.80,
while Minneapolitans have to pay $8.25 a
ton or go without. *
The price at Duluth, say local dealers,
is "fixed in the east" and is the same to
all purchasers, whether big or little. The
freight rate is $1.25 a con,' making hard
coal cost the dealer $7.25 on the tracks
in Minneapolis. To this Is added a
switching and yard charge of 25 cents,
and a cartage charge of 35 cents, making
the cost of coal delivered in the city just
$7.85. The remaining 40 cents is profit,
although such a reckoning, say the local
men, fails to take into account the item
of office rent, salaries, advertising and
other similar expensese.
"If they are selling coal for any such
price in Anoka," said the local manager of I
one of the big companies this afternoon,
"I should be inclined to think that the
ton sold was short weight. You will prob
ably find those dealers do their own team
ing, and are not responsible. For a big
firm to handle coal at that price would !
be disastrous. They couldn't afford to do !
it. There is no profit in coal at $7.75.
You can figure it out for yourself."
Asked if the price at Duluth was not
fixed by the trust, another* manager re
plied that he didn't know what the coal
trust was, but admitted that the price was
"fixed in the east."
NONE WILL ESCAPE
Private Banks That Were Skipped
Will Be Assessed.
The state board of equalization is deter
mined that the twenty-seven private
banks which have escaped assessment this
year shall still be placed on the tax rolls.
State Auditor Dunn has been requested to
instruct county auditors to take the prop
er steps to reach the neglected institu
tions. The board wrestled yesterday with
elevators on railroad land. The following
county assessments were raised:
Benton and Sibley, 25 per cent; Big Stone
Chippewa, Clay, Douglas, Hubbard, McLeod.
Meeker, Morrison, Norman, Wadena and
Yellow Medicine, 10 per cent; Dakota, Fill
more, Aitkin, LeSueur, Polk, Wabasha and
Winona, 15 per cent: Mower, Otter Tail and
Red Lake, 20 per cent.
Hennepin county was not taken up.
Following are the assessors' valuations
of the four lumber companies cited yes
terday to appear:
Backus-Brooks Lumber company, $186,560.
Shevlin-Carpenter Lumber company, $148,
Scanlon-Glpson company, $107,050.
H. B. Waite Lumber company, $26,005.
HE KEEPS ZION HILL
Elder Stevrart Says He Won't Sell
It -was reported yesterday that
"Elder" L. M. Stewart had at last yielded
to a tempting offer for the sale of his old
homestead at Hennepin avenue and
Fourth street. It was said that New
York capitalists, who contemplated the
erection of a big office building where the
old white house with the green blinds has
stood for forty years, had closed a deal
with Mr. Stewart for the transfer of the
property at $1,000 per front foot.
Mr. Stewart paused long enough from a
brief over which he was toiling in his
office in the Kasota building this after
noon, to enter an emphatic denial of the
story. Said he:
There is absolutely no foundation for any
such information. There is no more truth
in this latest stretch of the imagination than
there has been in any of the wild stories
about the disposal of my place since the
town began to grow up around it There
will be no Stewart memorial building on
"Zion Hil}' 1 — that's what they always called
my place, you know—as' long as I'm on deck,
and I never will die.
Does any one really suppose I'd be so fool
ish as to Bell the old place now? I hope
none of my friends who've known me aa a
fellow townsman for so many years enter
tains any such idea. I've got a nice little
country place right down town—a luxury that
no one else in Minneapolis can boast. It's
convenient to my office, which is right across
the street, as you see, and it gives me a
chance for exercise which I might not enjoy
elsewhere. Why, a man came in here this
morning and tried to tell me that he could
close a deal for my property at $550 per
front foot. I told him to think again. I
said: "What do you suppose I'd be think
ing of to let It go at that figure, when the
taxes on it alone amount to that much? No,
sir; no figure can tempt me.
REVISING ITS LAWS
State W. C. T. U. Busy Making
Over Its Constitution.
A FUND FOR STATE UNION
Will Result From One of the
Change*—Plan of Represen
, tation Discussed. , :
The Minnesota Woman's Christian Tem
perance Union in its annual convention,
in session at Plymouth church has been
engaged in the important but tedi
ous business of revising its constitution.
Several proposed changes grew out of the
altered plan brought about by the action
abolishing county organizations. The
whole morning was taken up yesterday
with this business except the devotional
half-hour. A few parliamentary snarls
and misunderstandings were brought
about by the inexperienced element, but
in the main the work was carried on with
rapidity and smoothness. Such cleavage
as there was was along the line of hav
ing the work done by those nearest home
AVith local considerations uppermost and
a state policy which would assume that
what he«bed any portion of the state in
directly helped all. This was brought out
especially in the discussion on where the
special organizing fund should be placed,
in the hands of the state union or of the
district unions. The state-wide, mission
ary policy prevailed. For the first time
the state union will now have a definite
and permanent fund of considerable size
for organization work and it is expected
that this will yield excellent results.
A proposed clause reduced the repre
sentation considerably below the present
basis on the.ground that the conventions
were so large that they could only be
entertained conveniently by the larger
cities. The smaller unions stood for the
privilege of sending all of their officers,
if they could afford to go, and the old
plan was retained, except that hereafter
the officers of district and local unions
will be allowed no alternatives.
The evangelistic hour came in the
midst of the discussion and dinner fol
lowed. The revision was taken up again
this afternoon. This was followed by
the report of the treasurer, the organ
izers and several department superin
Young; People's Worlc.
This evening will be devoted to the
young people's work; Miss Rhena B-
Mosher, national organizer will deliver an
address on "Young People and Temper
ance," there will be a presentation of
banners and Loyal Temperance Legion di
plomas, and a march of the "Y's." To
morrow morning the annual election will
be held, but there is no marked interest,
as there will be few changes. The com
mittee on appropriations will also report.
In the afternoon an organ solo will be
furnished by Russel Patterson and U. S.
Kerr will sing. The committee on reso
lutions will report and papers will be
given by Miss M. Rosette Hendrix, Mrs.
Ida Thompson, Duluth; and Mrs. Phoebe
Puller, Redwood Falls.
Diamond Medal Contest.
One of the interesting features of each
convention is the medal contest. To-mor
row evening, a diamond contest will be
held, for which a small admission fee will
be charged . The contestants are the
winners in minor contests in which 900
young persons in different parts of the
state took part; they are Robert Craw
ford, Matie VorStad, Helen L. Warrington,
Bessie McKeen, Daisy Donaldson, and
Bernlce Gerrie. Miss Eleanor Lloyd, who
won the diamond medal last year, will
speak. The solos will be given by Dr.
Muckey, Miss Wright and Miss Kamrar.
The devotional exencises this morning
weree onducted by Mrs. Frances Neal.
Without delay the order of the day, the
revision of the constitution, was taken up.
The first change was the dropping from
the state'executive committee the state
superintendents as a body, retaining only
the president and secretary of the board
The question of the division of the dues
called forth a sharp discussion. It was
proposed that the 10 cents for each mem
ber hitherto appropriated for- the county
organizations, be put into a state organ
izing fund. A determined effort was made
to have this Changed and give the amount
instead to the districts for special dis
trict organization funds. The establish
ing of a state organization fund finally
prevailed by a vote of 99 to 68. The full
section on dues as recommended provides
for the payment of 26 cents of the dues
of each member as a subscription to a
state paper. This was strongly urged by
Mrs. Callie H. Howe.
The action with regard to representa
tion is in line with the policy of the na
tional organization,- which permits no offi
cers' alternates. This gives a more re
sponsible and experienced body of dele
gates. It was proposed that if the body
should become unwieldy the union should
drop the policy of entertaining delegates
instead of putting up the bars against a
The evangelistic service was conducted
by Miss Louise D. Hollister on "Minis
try of Intercession." Before adjourn
ment Rev. Mr. McCumber, an army chap
lain, visiting at Fort Snelling, spoke ap
preciatively of the work of the union.
The dinner was served by Holbrook,
Sunrise, Hobart-Woodbridge, Helping
Hand and Eighth Ward unions. The ap
propriation committee had a table to it
selLand discussed business over the tea-
During the Intermission a meeting of
the Minneapolis district was' held and a
number of important conferences, several
of which were a continuation of meetings
yesterday. The board of superintendents
have elected Mrs. Addie B. Upham of St.
Paul, president, and Mrs. E. F. Hendrix,
A SOUND SLEEPER
A Prominent Pythian Causes a Com-
motion on a Car.
K. N. Grady, past grand chancellor of the
Knights of Pythias, created a great deal of
commotion on an incoming interurban car at
noon to-day by sleeping so soundly that the
combined efforts of his two companions, the
conductor and several passengers were neces
sary to arouse him. It was feared that the
dignified looking gentleman had expired, but
when he was finally awakened he looked up
at the crowd of anxious passengers and his
friends and serenely remarked: "Not dead,
Copper Trade Is Upset
New York, Sept. 2".—Discussing the recent fluctuations in the copper market,
the Iron Age says: The copper trade is completely upset and with it all its col
lateral branches. The question is whether the leading interests will maintain the
price and curtail production to keep it within bounds or whether we are
to see a 12-cent copper 1 market. Utterances on the part of some of the hagnates
point to the former course, in which case consumers will regard stocks of copper
with feelings akin to those who carry dynamite.
Major Halstead's Unique Will
Major George B. Halstead's will, which
has bee\n in the possession of Freeman P.
Lane, the executor named therein, was
filed in probate court yesterday afternoon.
The will, which is a unique document,
opens wHh a biography of the deceased
ana a partial history of his brother, the
late Prank W. Halstead.
The sword worn by his great grand
father, Colonel Oliver Spence, in the
Revolutionary war, is bequeathed to the
state of New Jersey. His own sword, car
ried in the civil war, goes to the New
Jersey historical society. Both these
DISCDSS GAPITOL BIDS
THE COMMISSIONERS AT "WORK
W. I. Gray &. Co. of Minneapolis
Lowest Bidders on Mechanical
Construction Work, Etc.
Bids for the mechanical construction,
roofing and skylight work at the state
capitol were considered by the capltol com
mission yesterday. On complete me
chanical construction the lowest bidders
are W. I. Gray & Co. of Minneapolis.
They are also the only bidders who will
furnish any articles of Minnesota manu
facture. For that reason many are inter
ested in seeing the contract go to them.
The bid of Allan Black & Co., which on its
face la about the same, does not include
Corlisss engines, which are specified. They
add $8,600 to their figures for Corliss en
gine's, which bring them up to $378,600, as
against $372,015 submitted by Gray & Co.
The Corliss engines on which Gray &
Co. are figuring are made by the Twin
City Iron Works. The electric generators
and motors under the same bid would be
supplied by the Electric Machinery com
pany of Minneapolis.
The other bidders are' all figuring on
W. I. Gray & Co. did not bid on separate
items, with the exception of the power
house and tunnel. They were given to
understand that the commission wanted a
lump bid in order to let the entire con
tract to one firm. They complied, and
their bid is much the lowest. By letting
separate contracts to various companies
the commission would effect a slight
Bids by Items.
The lowest bids submitted by items are
Boiler plant and apparatus, Allan Black
& Co., St. Paul $64,000
Heating and ventilating, Allan Black
& Co 86,998
Electric generator plant, George R.
Morton, St. Paul 41,657
Elevators, R. Kieckhefer Elevator
company, Milwaukee 16,750
Electric wiring, Arthur Frandzen com
pany, Chicago 34,500 I
Plumbing, Allan Black & Co, St. Paul. 34,790 j
Power-house and tunnel, W. I. Gray
& Co., Minneapolis 56,000 j
Total by items $334,693
The question of quality enters into the
calculation, however, and the discussion
as to the relative merits of different
makes complicate the matter. The Min
neapolis firm bid on the best of every
thing. They agree to furnish any make
of elevators that the commission wants.
Cass Gilbert, the architect, reported this
afternoon that by letting the contract |
piece meal, the work could be done for I
$357,993. Letting the contract as a whole, |
he would alter the figures to bring them
on the same basis as to material. This
would leave Allan Black & Co., the low
est on bid A, with $370,000, the W. I. Gray
& Co., bid corrected being $376,015.94. On
bid B the Butler Ryan company is lowest
at $341,337, against $356,408, Gray's cor
rected bid. Mr. Gilbert recommended
that the commission divide up the con
tract and buy each of the seven items di
rect from the manufacturing bidders.
GRADY'S SAD HOME-COMING
HE PLASXED A GLAD SURPRISE
Instead. He Found His Wife Weep
ing- Over the Disappearance
of Their Son.
It was a gloomy home coming at 1411 Sixth
street NE when George Grady, husband and
father, returned after more than three years
of hard work and suffering in the gold fields
of the Klondike. He had planned his return
as a happy surprise for his family.
Grady reached Minneapolis late on the
evening of Sept. 10, coming 'direct from
Seattle after the trip down the coast. He
hurried to his home, only to find his wife
weeping over, the sudden diseappearance of
her son, Eugene, who had left home the day
before and could not be found.
"He had been discontented for several
days," Mrs. Grady told her husband. "Yes
terday he took it into hia head that he was
not going to go to school, but that he was
going out into the world to work. I did not
take him very seriously, but before night he
carried out his threat and ran away."
The anxious father joined in the search,
md reported the disappearance of the boy to
the police. Every effort of the officers and
of Mr. Gray and friends 10 locate the run
away has been futile. The police of all the
important towns in Minnesota, Wisconsin and
the Dakotas have been notified and furnished
a description of the boy.
Eugene, the runaway, is 16 years old, but
is large for his age. He is 5 feet 8% inches
tall, has brown hair and gray eyes. He had
less than a dollar with him when he left
THREE LOST "KIDS"
Police Help Two Out of Town-
Third Finds Work.
The police to-day cared for three boys,
Edgar Mingus, aged 13; Loren Johnson, aged
12, and Johnnie Skinner, aged 14. The two
former lost their way in the city last night
and wound up at police headquarters. They
said they were on their way from Spencer,
lowa, to Cromell, Minn., where they had
relatives. They were out of money and the
police gave them food and lodging. To-day
Superintendent of the Poor Johnson furnished
them tickets to Cromell and they will leave
The other youngster, Johnnie Skinner, had
worked for a farmer near Madison, Wis.,
continuously since he was 9 years old. Find
ing the work very hard and being told that
he could get along better in a city he came
to Minneapolis. To-day the Humane Society
found work for him with a market gardener
near the city.
CHARGED WITH FORGERY
James "Wiley Accused of Complicity
In a Shady Deal.
James Wiley, a well-known politician,
was arraigned before Judge Harrisoi yes
terday on an indictment charging forgery
in the first degree. He pleaded not guilty
and 'vas released on bail.
Wiley is accused of being a party to the
forging of a quit-claim deed on certain
laiid in Orono township. The instrument
which runs to Benjamin F. Drake, pur
ports to be signed by Mary E. ' Kost,
Eleanor W. Gunter and Richard L,. Crescy.
A. B. Bunting," an attorney, was indicted
for complicity in the same transaction
last spring. An attempt was made to ap
prehend Wiley at that time, but he could
not be found.
weapons are in the care of his nieces at
New Lebanon, N. Y.
Several family heirlooms, revolutionary
and civil war relics are apportioned among
his nieces and other relatives and one or
two documents to the Minnesota Histori
Many of tb,e articles named in the vari
ous bequests were lost in the fire which
destroyed the "Hermitage" and in which
the deceased lost iis life.
A codicil made in June of the present
year cancels several bequests and gives
the bulk of the property, valued at about
$7,£00, to Professor George Bruce Hal
stead of Austin, Texas.
FKIDAY EVENING. SEPTEMBEK 27, 1901.
>^"BB^ Established 1882.
The leading Outfitting Establishment in the West
Correct Dress for Men, Women and Children.
I B^rgadn Friday J
Friday Bargains for Boys.
Friday we will offer a lot of Boys' Fall Overcoats, ages 8 to 17; and also a lot
of Reef in sizes 3toß, in both rough and smooth effects; not one j <£■*•& C) *i
in the lot worth less than $4 and some worth $6. Friday they go at ** £+
Youths' Long Pants Suits, in cassimere, Scotches and worsteds, sizes 17 to 20;
we can fit small sized men in this lot as well as large sized boys these C^( tzr\
garments were formerly sold at $8, $10 and $12. Bargain Friday.. ** &* *JKJ '
Boys' Caps, assorted patterns, made of all-wool serges and Scotch < C
mixtures, golf and golf yachts; worth up to 50c. For quick sale Friday A«^O
; Boys' Crush Hats, black/stone and pearl; $1.00 values .. 75c
. Misses' and Children's Cloth Sailors, in all the new fall shades, Jgi QQ
red, green, white and mixed colors; worth $1.50 and $2. Friday.. JL*
Boys' fleece ribbed shirts or drawers, Boys' fancy colored shirts, with stiff
regular 50c value. Bargain "^ C _ bosom regular $1 value. *f C—.
Friday................'.. £*+J%Z Bargain Friday / %JC
Boys' wool fleeced shirts or drawers, • Boys' fancy colored shirts; a few
in random and plain tan colors regular that are slightly soiled; 75c and $1
75c value. Bargain MC _ values. Bargain ' Ci"l_ .
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I Man's Hods ©ti\d Furnishings.
For Bargain Friday—Lot I—Man- Lot 2—Soft Hats, black, pearls and
ufacturers' samples, soft and stiff hats, brown, Fedora, golf and Stetson
Fedoras, golf and Stetson «fi^ Ofl shapes; worth up to $3. OKI fjft
shapes; worth up to $4.. ip^&"UU Bargain Friday...... *»£•*■"-'.
The Plymouth registered stiff hat is Men's Cape Hunting Caps, made of
as good as any $3.50 hat S^t 00 morle duck,ventilated crown, *> C;_
in the city, at vJ" worth 75c. For Friday....* tmA+jQ,
Men's soft shirts with detached Men's all wool worsted sweaters, in
cuffs; regular SI value. CLtf*|*"» plain and fancy colors; regular 9*^
Bargain Friday .;........ %J\JC values; for this sale £*
Men's bosom shirts with solid color Men's guaranteed all wool sweaters,
bodies, fancy bosom and cuffs; regular in white, black, navy and maroon; reg
sl.so quality. Bargain X J£^ ular $2 value. Bargain «C| t>f|
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Friday Bargains in Shoes.
Boys' $2.00 and $2.50 shoes, medium sizes and narrow widths. Q% Q
Friday Bargain price .....' y(3C
Children's and Misses'lace and button shoes, worth to $2.50. Fri- S^ 25
day Bargain price ; J[*
Broken lines in Women's Shoes and Oxfords, worth up to $3.50; $< 50
small sizes. Friday Bargain price , »PJ^«wfV
Friday B».rgaJns in Ladies' Wear.
At 75c—Black and white mercerized cambric petticoats good full skirt, made'
with accordion plaited flounce, trimmed with black niching at bottom; ■■? P
a very attractive $1.25 skirt. Bargain Friday . ....:. /%2 C
81—Black mercerized Italian cloth petticoat made with corded flounce, trimmed
with accordion plaited ruffle; worth $1.50. Bargain (Ci
Friday *> g
Women's wool plated Vests; also a small lot of Pants; worth 65c. "^ C
• To*clean out quickly Friday. £ iUC
A small lot of Children's pure wool Vests and Pants; the ' "Dermophile";
guaranteed non-shrinking; worth up to $2.10. While they last, ft^ OO
per garment ™g*
Broken sizes of Women's Gloves; worth up to $1.35. To close 'i\ Cf
Friday.... ZJ DC
15he mouth Corner, Sijcth and JVicollet.
STATE SCHOOL SUPPLIES
Dr. Dow and Prof. Tate Object to
There was an animated conference yes
terday in in the office of the state board of
control. The topic was the conduct of the
school* for the blind and the deaf at Fari
The board of managers for these schools
was represented by Benjamin M. Sheffield,
president; R. A. Mott, secretary, and Edgar
H. Loyhed, all of Faribault; George P.
Flannery of Minneaolis, Governor Van Sant
and J. W. Olsen, state superintendent of
echools. They met with the three members
of the board of control for a conference last
ing fully three hours.
The nub of the trouble is the vexed ques
tion of purchasing agents. The board of con
trol asked Dr. Dow of the school for the
blind and Professor Tate of the school for
the deaf to act in that capacity. They are
unwilling, and the local members of the
board say that the two superintendents have
too muc-j to do already.
It has come to a point where there is dan
ger of losing at least one, and may be both,
of the superintendento, and this morning tho
Faribault board descended on the board of
control in a body. They ask that John W.
Parshell, now steward and superintendent of
grounds, be appointed purchasing agent for
both schools. He has been doing the work
since Aug. 1.
The board of control agreed to investigate,
and if they find that the duties of purchas
ing agent will overtax the superintendents,
they will agree to appoint some one else. The
meeting broke up with good feeling on both
At the office of the board of control
it was stated that The Journal's dis
patch $om St. Peter overstated the
difficulty there. Only three employes struck.
Th« head cook was cut $10 a month and two
assistants $5 each, In equalizing salaries.
They quit, but their places have already been
HEADED FOR MINNEAPOLIS
Judge Xowei Starts, After Consult
ing- Attorney General Knox.
Front The Journal Bureau. Room 48, JPoO
Washington/Sept. 27.—Judge A. H.
Noyes left for Minneapolis yesterday
after a long conference with At
torney General Knox. It is proba
ble that Mr. Knox will not act
on the case until after the circuit
court of appeals at San Francisco has dis
posed of the contempt proceedings against
Judge Noyes. The pendency of that case
is not given as the reason for delay, how
ever, but' that business has accumulated
to such an extent that the Noyes case
cannot be reached for some time in the
attorney general's office. *- 1
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SPECIAL BARGAINS THIS WEEK.
One used upright for —payable $4 per month.
One used upright for —payable $5 per month.
One used upright for $95—payable $5 per month.
One used upright for $105— $5 per month.
New eastern made upright $125— at $5 per month.
Our fall styles in the New Scale Kimball just received. Call and «x
amine the most artistic line ever exhibited in the —easy terms. I
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TEXAS OIL NEWS.
A Russian Oil Expert Says We Don't
Half Appreciate the Greatness
of the Beaumont Oil Fields.
Dr. Paul Dvorkovitz, formerly of Rus
sia, now proprietor of the Petroleum In
stitute of London, Eng., editor of the
Petroleum Review and director in some of
the large Russian, Roumanian and Eng
lish oil companies, has recently visited the
Beaumont oil fields, and a lengthy article
giving his opinions is published in the
National Oil Reporter.
Dr. Dvorkovitz says that the Beaumont
field is the greatest discovery in the his
tory of oil. The Texas field, he estimates,
will produce as much oil as all the other
oil fields of the world combined produced.
In other words, the Texas oil discovery
about doubles the world's oil output. He
says the Industrial world does not half
appreciate the importance which oil is
about to become, and, on the other hand,
it will take time to get ready to deliver
and use the oil produced. A great produc
tion, such as that of Beaumont is capable
of to-day, is not the only factor in the
problem. It will take business'ability of
the highest order to manage and control
the oil production so that this great sta
ple will do tfce world's work, as it seems
destined to do.
Dr. Dvorkovitz gives some interesting
advise to those who seem to think that the
world will be submerged with Texas oil.
He says that the production of oil has
never been up to the demand. He even
predicts that, except in a limited and
local way, Texas oil will not Injure the
coal business. He thinks this oil will go
into the markets of the world and prove
a benefit to the oil production elsewhere
as well as the general productive industry
of the world.
The Saratoga well made eleven feet
yesterday, and letters just received in
dicate the most encouraging condition f.t
Spindle Top. Call or write Saratoga Oil
& Pipe Line company, 728 Andrus build
Baraboo Methodist Minister May
Have Had a I.ove Affair.
Special to The Journal.
Baraboo, Wis., Sept. 27.—Dr. E. A.
Mueller, pastor of the First Methodist
church of this city, disappeared yesterday
and his whereabouts is unknown. No
member of his congregation knew he had
gone until Presiding Elder William Mar
tin arrived to-day with his resignation,
which was accompanied by a note stating
he "was crushed." Dr. Mueller was a sin
gle man and some suppose he was mixed
up in a love affair.
—W. W. Jermane.