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THE MINNEAPOLIS JOURNAL
PKICE TWO CENTS.
A STRING TO IT
Mr. Towne Tells His Henchmen He'll
Come Back A^ain-Rosing
Booms Lind for 1902.
nLifelessness of Silver Cause Only Ter-
porary—Bryan Toasts Towne
and Taboos Politics.
From a Staff Correspondent.
Duluth, Minn., Oct. 17. —There was a
strange note in Charles A. Town's fare
well to politics. Like his farewell to Du
luth, it had a string to it. He refused to
say good-by to his old friends gathered at
the banquet board for 1 that purpose, but
bade them an au revoir, and promised to
come back occasionally. So his farewell
to politics was not a final one. Part of
it sounded like one of his "keynotes"' of
18% and IyOO, and in conclusion he said:
1 am going to give to my business that ab
solute ajid unrelenting devotion which is
necessary to success, but If any one argues
that I have for that reason altered any of
my convictions, let him be disappointed, if
an enemy, or if a friend, reassured. I shall
continue to expound niy convictions and at
■ome future time I shall hope to stand In
this old hail or some other which may be
trccted by the affluent Duluth of the future,
lo look you in the late again and to con
gratulate you that the old moorings of tho
republic are still ir. sight; that this little
drifting away has been repented of and we
may again behold the constitution beside the
flag at one masthead.
Sutu for the DnMCiMf,
It was a well-fed, self-satisfled democ
racy that heard and applauded this senti
ment. They vigorously Indorse the oft
repeated statement that Towne was right
all the time, and the republicans wrong
and that prosperity had come in spite of
the acts of the republican party. Towne's
theory was right and if Providence had
Reprsentative Miner of Wis-
consin the Author.
FRYE IS ANTAGONIZED
Points of Difference Between This
Bill and the Former.
PRESIDENT ON TRAIL OF ADVICE
Obtains Speech From One of the Men
That Defeated Subsidy Legis
lation l.uwt Session.
front The Journal Bureau. Boom 4,6, Tit
Washington, Oct. 17.—President Roose
velt is feeling bis way carefully on the
subsidy question and before determining
how to treat it In his message will talk
it over fully with representative men on
both sides. Last week he conferred with
Senator Frye. Yesterday and to-day he
conferred with Representative Miner, of
Wißconsin. Frye represents the subsidy
plan embodied in the bill of the last con
gress; Miner represents the republican
opposition to that bill. He is one of the
quartet of western members who last year
prevented the bill passing the house.
Stevens, of Minnesota; Fordney, of Michi
gan, and Jones, of Washington, being
the other three. The president has ex
pressed himself to callers as desiring to
favor the shipping Industry, but says that
care must be taken to avoid mischief that
must possibly may be concealed in the
Mr. Miner, acting presumably with his
three colleagues named above, who, with
him, are members of the committee on
merchant marine and -fisheries, has pre
pared a bill for introduction in December.
It will outline the subsidy question and Is
no doubt antagonistic in numerous feat
ures to the bill which Senator Frye and
colleagues will present.
The essential point on which Mr. Miner
differs from Senator Frye and Senator
Hanna is first as to subsidies for speed.
He would pay vessels for tonnage ca
pacity and "for number of voyages with
cargoes, holding that the American people
are more Interested in ships that can
carry their products to the markets of the
Liebers' Bride-to-Be Never Came
Special to The Journal.
Sioux City, lowa, Oct. 17.—Herman Lieber"s of Minden, Neb., has returned from
Chicago, where he went to be married but came home the victim of a bunco-steerer
of the fair sex. Liebers saw an advertisement in a Chicago newspaper stating that a
young and beautiful lady desired a husband with a good income. Correspondence fol
lowed, and before he went to Chicago he sent her a $350 ring. When he arrived in
Chicago he was met by the prospective bride, who greeted him lovingly. They took
a turn about the city and during the course of the trip Liebers bought his fair consort
wedding presents of the value of $750. She then took him to a hotel and bade him a
fond adieu, telling him she would return in the morning to be married. The bride
groom waited long and patiently, but she never came.
not come to the rescue with an increased
gold output the country would have gone
to the '"bow-wows." The assembled mul-
titude thanked Providence and were happy.
No one ventured to hold out any Imme
diate hopes of a turn in the political tide,
except L. A. Rosing, who predicted a
democratic victory in Minnesota next year
and opened a brand new box of political
ammunition for the occasion. His hot
shots at the republicans and the corpora
tions kept several Duluthians busy dodg
ing. Most significant of all the evening's
utterances was his carefully emphasized
remark, "We still have John Lind." On
the best authority it is stated that Lind's
absence was only due to his continued de
sire to keep out of politics. He scented
danger in last night's gathering and staid
away, but his name was on every lip.
The Hi-liuvernor'H Letter.
Lind's letter of regret was regarded as
a sufficient reply to the story that he staid
away because of personal feeling against
Towne. The letter was written to Towne
personally, and says in part:
It is with the keenest regret that I address
you for the last time at Duluth. I feel as
though you ought not to have left us, but
1 suppose that the same feeling and neces
sities which compel me to withdraw from
public life prompted your action. Minne
sota is proud of you. The American consci
ence will not remain permanently in the
slough of greed and commercialism The
Continued on Vintli Pave.
world than in the mere question of time
required to make the voyage.
Then Mr. Miner would not allow sub
sidies to any foreign vessel, arguing that
while we put tariff on manufactured prod
ucts coming into this country, it is not
consistent policy to take the tariff off
foreign-built ships, which are really man
ufactured products, and also to pay them
in addition to come to this country. Fur
thermore, Mr. Miner holds that the pay
ment of subsidies to ocean greyhounds
should be provided for in an entirely sep
arate bill, as these ships are not cargo
NEGRO AT For the first time in
the history of the United
WHITE States, a. negro dined
last night at the White
HOUSE House as the guest of
the president. Booker T.
TABLE. Washington, well known
as the head of Tuskogee
Institute of Tennessee, was invited by
President Roosevelt to come and talk with
him about the educational, industrial,
social and political conditions of the col
ored race. Like others who have been
asked to come, Mr. Washington was bid
den to dinner. About the only time when
the president can have an uninterrupted
visit is during meal hours, and he meals
with all callers from whom he wants to
get information. In the years since the
civil war there have been many colored
men in congress, but until this time no
president has so far overcome the social
prejudice as to dine with one of the Af
rican race. The white people of the south
feel very strongly on this matter and last
winter there was quite a fuse over the
fact that Congressman White, colored,
was accidentally invited to a dinner given
to members of a committee of which
White was a member. The dinner had to
be called off. It is understood that the
president intends in his message to dis
cuss matters touching the colored race.
—W. W. Jermane.
DEMOCRATS UP IN AIR
VoiiiiiiutliiK Papers at Webster City
"Sot Filed in Time.
Special to The Journal.
Webster City, lowa, Oct. 17.—Hamilton
county may have no democratic ticket in
the field this fall. Nominations In the
county convention were duly made, but
the secretary of the convention, C. J.
Pratt, moved to Missouri and never cer
tified to them. Papers sent to him were
certified to and returned yesterday and
offered for filing this morning. The audi
tor declined to file on the ground that
the time in which this can be done
legally has expired. The democrats claim
they attempted to file last night, but the
auditor was not at home. The question
will be settled by a board consisting of
.the county auditor, clerk and attorney.
OF COURSE HE DIDN'T.
Special to The Journal.
Yankton. S. D., Oct. 17.—Matt Nelson a
young man employed at Sampson's second
hand store, accidentally shot himself through
the hand with a 22-callber revolver. The re
volver had been in the store for a long time
and it was not known to be loaded. Nelson
was cleaning it when the accident occurred.
The wound is not serious.
CHURCH DEBT QUICKLY RAISED.
Plymouth Congregational church, at St
Paul, raised $3,600 last evening, enough to
pay off the debt, $700 of which Is for paving
The plan of consolidation with Park Avenue
church or with the People's thus falls
through. The Plymouth property, at Summit
and Wabasha, is valuable, and the organiza
tion is a pioneer in Congregationalism.
THURSDAY EVENING, OCTOBER 17, 1901.
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FACTS AS -
Report of Supt. Jordan to
GREAT LACK OE FUNDS
It Prevents the Adoption of Several
SEED OF ELECTIVE COURSES
Dr. Jordan Thinks High Schools
Would Be Greatly Improved
by Their Introdnotion.
Dr. C. M. Jordan, superintendent of the
Minneapolis public schools, to-day pre
sented his annual report to the board of
education. It covers the condition of the
schools for the school year 1900-1901. It
Is evident from a study of the report that
the schools are badly hampered by the
lack of funds. Several plans are sug
gested as being feasible if it were possi
ble to Insure the expense. This is the
ninth annual report which Dr. Jordan has
made and is the twenty-fourth since the
union of the two districts of the city.
Elective High School Studies.
Perhaps the most important part of the
report is that which details the lack of ac
commodations, notwithstanding pro
spective building additions, a need which
will constantly increase ,as the gain in
attendence is about 1,600 per year. The
high school growth is extraordinary. Dr.
Jordan suggests as a radical departure
from the present course of study, an
elective system of study which he would
like to see installed as soon as finances
The board controls sixty buildings, two
of which, the Laurel avenue and the Bryn
Mawr, are rented. Their seating capacity
is as follows: Regular school rooms,
633; total number of seats, 31,391; base
ment rooms, 48; total basement seats,
2,284; recitation rooms used as school
rooms, 76; annexes used as school
Regarding the matter of room the su
Minneapolis must have additional school
buildings. The total enrollment Is 37,552, an
Increase of 1,386. This is the largest gain
since 1895-96 when free text books were intro
duced. It is safe to assume that hereafter
the regular increase under normal conditions
will be not less than 1,400 to 1,600 each year.
Aftem of Pupils.
The ages of pupils in grades Is shown
by the following table:
Kindergarten ...'..'. 161
6 years of age 4 ggg
7 years of age '..'. 3 96S
8 years of age ... 3 S7O
3 years of age 3 817
10 years of age \ 3 747
11 years of age ; $'553
12 ye^rs of age s' sl2
13 years of ago •> og S
14 years of age . 2 563
15 years of age j 67
16 years of age i' l6s
17 years of age .„. "714
18 years of age .3^
19 years of age \\ jgg
20 years of age \ 54
21 years of age _ >a 21
Over 21 years of age ■;..-. 5
The admission by grades wa3:
Second 5 224
Sixth , 2.950
Seventh 2 280
High schools 2,684
The per cent of pupils In the higher
grades is increasing. All from the second
to the high school show a gain. '
High School Fig-are*.
The high school principals report that
the year was successful In attendance and
work accomplished. The attendance was
3,065. The statistics are as follows: ,
Number of. buildings ..."...;.......;...,. 4
Number of principals .;.:... 4
Number .of teacher* .......;.•;...:....... 101
Number of pupils ......::.;.....'..;.'2,58,4
Number of boys ■...."......".....,.»-..".;;.'. I*oo4
>'umb«r of girl* »...«.....,..........«,. I^sßo
BREAKING HOME TIES.
Average number 2,470
Average daily attendance 2,388
Per cent of attendance 97
The Elective Plan.
Says Dr. Jordan:
I have felt for some years that a very rad
ical change in the course of study for the
high schools was necessary. I think the
course of etudy if not made wholly elective
ought to be so arranged that pupils can taka
in the main those subjects which they desire
to pursue and which they feel will be of the
most benefit to them in after life. • • •
One thing is certain that the high schools are
•becoming more and more for girls and that
the boys are not taking advantage of the
many opportunities which the high schools
are supposed to present. I have no question
that if au elective course of study were in
troduced that tho attendance would be largely
increased and greater benefits result to the
pupils.. * * * Under the pr**ent condition
this would mean Uiatl'tSie grades would suf
fer more than at present and I cannot Indorse
a proposition which would have thta result.
"I do not think it necessary," says th©
superintendent, "to offer any argument in
favor of industrial work in the schools."
The difficulty in the music department is
the result of the lack of singing and tone
ability on the part of the teachers. An
appreciative comment is made on the ef
forts of the Ladies' Thursday Musicale in
behalf of the schools and also of the work
of Mrs. Ada Adams Lockin.
The results of the piano and picture
fund movement have been gratifying, es
pecially the contributions which the board
has allowed twice a year among the chil
dren for renting pianos. The board now
owns thirty-eight pianos and a conserva
tive estimate of the value of pictures,
statuary, etc., is more than ?12,000.
The Pension Fund.
There is now in the pension fund
$5,904.18. It is probable that it will take
three or four years to raise sufficient
money for a permanent fund.
Says the report:
The plan of medical examination has not
been in use sufficiently long to determine Its
value. Some of the objections feared did
not appear and some of the expected advan
tages have not accrued.
More Male I'rluclpnl*.
There is no disposition to disturb ef
ficient women who are <in charge of large
buildings, yet more men In the schools are
demanded, not only by the public but by
the best interests of the schools.
The Truant School and Kinder
Of the truancy school the superintend
The continuance of the truant school is as
sured. A more general plan of manual train
ing would probably be advisable. There has
been less truancy than ever before; the num
ber of cases of tardiness have been decreased
in number; the value of the schools is to be
estimated by its far reaching influence upon
the other schools of the city. - .'. L:|i'4..
The Kindergarten department connected
with the Sheridan school hag been largely at
tended and very successful. lam very sure
that the kindergarten at the Sheridan school
should not be abandoned. I hope that It will
serve as a nucleus for other schools to which
I trust will be established In the near future.
The Salary Llit.
The salaries paid are as follows:
High schools—3, $1,200; 7, $1,100; 2, $1,050;
12, $1,00; 8, $950; 46, $300; 8, $850; 6, $800; 1,
$750; 3, $700; 4, $«50; 3, $600.
Grade schools—3o, $800; 9, $750; 329, $700; 71,
$650; 63, $600; 80, $550; 42, $500; 31, $450; 32,
$400; 1, $300.
The salaries of about twelve others
range from $700 to $900.
Higher salaries are believed by the su
perintendent to be deserved by the teach
ers of primary rooms.
The Teaching Corps.
As superintendent, supervisors, princi
pals and teachers 853 were connected with
the public schools during the past year.
Of this number 18 were men.
Speaking of these figures the superin
It would seem under these conditions that
the demand that more men be employed in
the schools Is not a radical one. It is not
meant to imply by this that women are not
as good teachers as men, but as I am opposed
to a high school in which all teachers con
nected with it are men, so 1 am opposed to
one in which all teachers are connected with
it are women. I think that every pupil in
the high school should at some time in his
course come into the class of an intelligent,
well educated and dignified male teacher.
In closing Dr. Jordan says:
I wish to express to the teachers and prin
cipals my appreciation of their faithful work
and of their loyal and hearty support, and to
assure the board of education of my desire
to merit their confidence by giving the best
system of schools which it is possible for
Minneapolis to enjoy.
Stewart's * Eye ■ Destroyed. j
Special to The Journal. - " , * -
- Ironwood, Mich.; Oct. : 17.—Guy Stewart had
an ■ eye ; destroyed to-day by the| blowing out
of an igniting tube on a gasolene engine used
.to «ua * wood-sawing machine. r~; -><mtommt
Sheriff Megaarden Arraigned
AND MORE ARE TO COME
Bail Fixed in One Case; None in the
FOUR CLASSES OF CHARGES
Five Indictment* Cliar«e Presenta
tion of Fraudulent Bills; Oth
ers Allege Grand Larceny.
Indictments against Sheriff :
: Megaarden: :
: For grand larceny (embezzle- :
: ment) 2 :
: Misappropriation of public :
: funds 2 :
: Fraudulently presenting bill :
and claim to public officer :
: for payment 5 :
: 'Perjury •. l :
: Total 10 :
And there ar© more coming. :
Sheriff Philip T. Megaarden arrested
himself this morning, a la Poxy Quiller,
and brought himself into the presence of
Judge Harrison, where he was arraigned,
charged with various acts of malfeasance
in his office. After reading indictments
for over an hour Deputy Clerk Royce an
nounced .that he had run out of ammuni
tion. Clerk Dickey was hastily sent for,
and on his appearance whispered to the
court that there were other indictments
but they had not been compared with the
copies and were not ready for reading.
The sheriff was thereupon directed to re
turn to-morrow noon, when he would be
arraigned on other counts.
In every case the self-arrested prisoner
entered a plea of not guilty. He was self
possessed and at his ease, but very seri
ous. What little he said was In a steady,
though somewhat husky voice.
The arraignment was made during the
noon hour so as not to interfere with the
case on trial. There were not over a
dozen in the courtroom, including his
friends and the court officers.
Bail in the sum of $3,000 was \flxed in
the first case called up, but in the others
the sheriff was released on his own
recognizance. Judge J. H. Steele, who
appeared for his old law partner, asked
for ten days in which to demur. As this
would carry the cases over to Oct. 27.
at the end of the t present term, the cases
were all continued until next term.
Judge Steele also made a demand for a
bill of particulars covering the two in
dictments for grand larceny and two in
dictments for misappropriation of public
Details of the Indictment*.
The first indictment accused Sheriff Me
gaarden of embezzling $3,400 on June 1,
1900. This sum represents the amount of
delinquent personal taxes collected by the
sheriff last year, which he failed to pay
over to the county.* The witnesses named
were C. L. Smith, the assistant county at
torney, Charles A. Nelson, inspector of the
police department, and Alando P. Brick
son, deputy county auditor. A similar In
dictment for the embezzlement of the de
linquent personal taxes of 1899, the sum
being placed at $100, followed. It must be
understood that the county 1b not bound to
prove either amount. There may have
been much more taken in 1899 than $100
or somewhat less than $2,400 in 1900. Tb«
latest figures to date are $2,390 for 1900.
Two indictments covering th« same
12 PAGES-FIVE O'CLOCK.
BANDITS MAY YET
KILL MISS STONE
Fear That This May Be Done Even
if the Extortionate Ransom
Sum Demanded Represents More
Gold Than the Whole of
New York, Oct. 17.—Rev. R. "Wardlow
Thompson, director of the collegiate and
theological institute at Sofia, cables from
Samanov, Bulfaria, to the Journal the fol
lowing details concerning Miss Stone, the
Tbe headquarters of Miss Stone's captors
is a thickly-wooded mountain top near the
boundary line of Turkey and Bulgaria. Miss
Stone has only light summer clothing and a
cotton drees. The brigands refused to allow
her to keep her baggage, but let her have a
Bible. The leader of the band is the notori
ous Boucho, from the Bulgarian town of Dub
nitza. We sent word to Constantinople point
out that, being private individuals, we cannot
prevent the government from pressing the
brigands; also that the ransom is too prince
ly. No such cum was ever before demanded.
No rejoinder has yet been received. Usually
brigands aek about £1,000 and then agree for
moneys, but accusing the sheriff of mis
appropriating public funds, followed.
Some Owatonna Hill*.
The next five Indictments were long
ones. The technical charge Is "fraudulent
ly presenting a bill and a claim to pub
lic officers for payment." In the bill pre
sented to the county commissioners for
January, 1899, apears an intemized charge
of $16.56 for conducting Robert Howard
to the state public school at Owatonna,
on Jan. 19, and another charge of $18.84
for taking Gilbert and Nina Olmstead on
a subsequent date. As a mater of fact it
Is alleged that Gilbert, Nina, Robert and
Howard Olmstead were takefn to Owatonna
the same day and that the actual expense
was only $6.32. The assumption is that
no such lad as Robert Howard was taken
to Owatonna at any time.
Another indictment is based on the
November bill in which appear six items
of $17.56 for conveying James, Willie and
Harry Quigley, also Lucy, Eddie and
Louis Picard to the state public school.
Pull fare was charged in each case, also
two days' sheriff's fee, hack fare at both
ends of the journey and hotel bills. It is
alleged that all the children were taken
down to Owatonna on the same day and
that the actual expense was for three
full fares and three half fares down and
two full fares returning to Minneapolis.
The commitment of James O'Brien to
the state training school at Red Wing in
July, 1900, furnishes the basis for another
indictment. The charge to Hennepin
county was $12.56, but it is alleged that
there is no claim whatever against the
county on account of James O'Brien.
Indictment No. 8 is based on the two
charges of $17.56 for taking Bertrand
James Bryant and Arthur Milton Spooner
on different days to Owatonna, The claim
Is made that they were taken together
and that the actual expense was only
$10.77 for the two.
The next indictment was based on the
same July bill in which appearsd an item
of $12.56, the expense of sending Minnie
Moussou to the state training school. It
is alleged that there was no expense in
curred by the county in this matter.
One Charge of Perjury.
Only one indictment for perjury was
presented to-day, but it is understood
that there are others. The accusation of
perjury is based on Megaarden's oath,
taken before John P. Wall and attested to
the July bill of $422.76. It is assumed
that similar indictments were found by
the grand jury on the strength of the bills
for January and November, 1899.
Mr. Megaarden is still in charge of .the
sheriff's office, and it is understood will
re»ain there until the governor acts.
President Will Irge That Reciproe-
My Treaties Be Ratified.
Washington, Oct. 17.—1t is understood that
President Roosevelt, following out the policy
of the late President McKlnley, will urge the
ratification of the reciprocity treaties with
France and the West Indian and South Amer
ican countries which failed of ratification la
the senate last year. John C. Kasson of
lowa, who practically had charge of the ne
gotiations on these treaties, had a conference
with the president to-day on the subject. He
says that all the treaties have been renewed'
except that with Trinidad, which that island
declined to renew on account of Great
Britain. The failure to renew, Mr. Kasson
says, is unfortunate because of Its bearings
upon South American trade.
Germany Doe* the United State* a
Berlin, Oct. 17. —Herr Maurer, editor of
the Neues-Laben, an anarchist sheet, was
sentenced to-day to four months' impris
onment, owing to the publication of an
article approving of the assassination of
Boer Invaders l^each the Sea
Cape Town, Oct. 17.—The invaders have reached the sea, a commando of 600 m«|
having penetrated through the rich Great Berg, river valley to Hopeneld and Sal*
danha bay, northwest ot Cap* Town.
Twenty-five thousand Turkish pounds
means two hor.se loads of gold, and that is
more gold than there is now in Bulgaria.
Besides, the brigands demand payment in
Turkish gold, for which it would be necessary
to send to Constantinople. I should not give
the brigands the ransom until Miss Stone it
safely delivered to us, as they might murder
her after receiving the money. The mora
desperate brigands- murder after ransom in
order to seal the lips forever. We hay«
three theological institute students wbo wer«
captured in the Stone party. One tells pa
thetically how he was robbed of money in*
tended to pay for his tuition.
Constantinople, Oct. 17.—As no news has
been received here from Messrs. Baird
and Haskell. the missionaries who have
been attempting to get into touch with
the brigands who abducted Miss Ellen M.
Stone, a third missionary has been dis
patched in quest of them and the brig
TOOK THE TROUSERS
Treasurer of Omaha Levied Upoo
Them for a Tax.
THEY WERE WM. ELLIOTT'S BEST
Item of $1.77 Caniei Olttrew in
the Home of a Tux
Special to The Journal.
Omaha, Neb., Oct. 17.—1n his zeal to
collect personal taxes City Treasure?
Hennings this morning levied upon the
only presentable pair of trousers owned
by William Elliott, 2741 South Eleventh
street. The trousers are in the treas
urer's office and will be held to satisfy
$1.77 worth of taxes which Elliott refuses
to pay. The treasurer taa seized articles
ranging from the Union Pacific bridge to
a tomb stone factory with his delinquent
tax van, and the trousers are now added
to the collection.
Earlier in the week Elliott called at
the treasurer's office and paid taxes o"n
some Omaha realty. His attention was
called to the small personal tax which
had been chalked up against him. but per
sonal taxation has been a dead letter un
der other administrations, and Elliott
told the treasurer he could whistle for
A horse and wagon and a sewing ma
chine were listed among the personal
property assessed Elliott. Collectors of
the treasurer made an early morning call
at the home of the delinquent and were
greeted by Mrs. Elliott. The matron pro
tested that^the family had just sold the
horse, that the wagon belonged to her
cousin Charles and the sewing machine
to her. step-mother.
Wearied with these details of family
history. Deputy Fren Anderson seized a
pair of blue cheviot trousers that hung
over the back of a rocking chair. Mrs.
Elliott remonstrated y on the ground that
the trousers were her husband's Sabbath
and week-day protection against the chill
October wind. She was advised, however,
that the garment could he redeemed on
payment of $1.77, and the amount is mo
mentarily expected at the treasurer*
THE END SEEMS NEAR
<*ov. Pillsbury'a Condition Shows N'a
Governor Pillsbury is falling very rap
idly. His condition this morning wafl
such as to excite the gravest alarm, and
it is not believed he can survive thirty
six hours. During the day his strength
ebbed away, leaving him pitifully weak.
He is still unconscious and all hope haa
WOMAN BURNED TO DEATH
Deadly Gasoline Steve Takes An*
Special to The Journal.
Cedar Falls, lowa, Oct. 17.—Fire caused
by a gasolene stove destroyed the coun
try residence of Broder Andreasen anij
burned bis wife to death last night. Sha
leaves seven small children.
HULL IS BETTER
DUtlnffvtahed Patient Not Afflicted
Dee Moines, lowa, Oct. 17.—Congress
man J. A. T. Hull passed a restful night
and is much better. It is settled he is not
suffering with appendicltus.
FOR BLOCKADING A STREET.
Special to The Journal.
Sioux Falls, S. D., Oct. 17.—0n complaint
of Chief of Police W. H. Martin, E. Chad
wick, a freight conductor on the Milwaukee
railroad, was arrested for blockading a Sioux
Falls street with his train. His hearing will
take place Saturday afternoon.
TWO SENTENCES COMMUTED.
The sentences of George A. Pluumer and
Jacob Sylvester, now serving out an eight
year sentence in Stillwater for highway rob
bery, have been commuted by the state board
of pardons to six years. This will allow their
parole in November, 1902.