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FRAUD BROUGHT OUT
Over too Indictments in Land Cases
at Helena. ,
PERJURY IN SECURING TRACTS
Senator Clark,Who Eventually Got
... the Land, Sued by I). S.
Special to The Journal. ' .
Helena, Mont., Dec. 19.— federal
grand Jury In this city has returned 102
Indictments against alleged violators of
the land laws, charging that they commit
ted perjury in securing tracts under home
- The government at the same time sued
United States Senator W. A. Clark, in
■whose name title now rests, to recover
about 30,000 acres, valued) at a half mil
lion dollars, which, it Is claimed, were
taken by women-and children, at the in
stigation of Clark's agent, for the consid
eration of $100 each and afterwards deed
ed to him, who in turn transferred them
to Clark. Clark,' however, declares he
was an innocent purchaser.
The matter is now being heard before
Master of Chancery Blake, and in testi
fying before him to-day C. 1... N Griswold
swore he had committed perjury in his
testimony at the Helena land office thirty
times and eight at Missoula. '
FOR ISTHMIAN CANAL
Committee Report in Favor of the
CHAIRMAN HEPBURN PRESENTS IT
Party and People United in. the De
miind That Work UeKiu
Washington, Deo. 19. —Representative
Hepburn of lowa, chairman of the house
committee on commerce, to-day made the
report of the committee in favor of the
Nicaragua canal bill. After stating the
terms of the bill, the report says:
The purpose of this bill is to concentrate
Authority and responsibility tor the construc
tion of this great work in the hands of the
president. It has been believed by your com
mittee that this course would be a safer one
to be pursued in carrying out the purposes of
the bill, involving the expenditure of so large
a suai of money, all the work and all the
expenditure to (be made et a distance so far
from the capital, than any other method that
could be devised. We have tried to concen
trate authority and responsibility rather than
to disperse it among many persons.
The report refers to the "exhaustive re
port made by the isthmian commission, of
which Admiral Walker is the head, in
which every feature of this enterprise is
fully and at length discussed," and adds:
No doubt is expressed by the commission
as to the practicability of the enterprise. On
the contrary, they join with a score of prede
cessors in exppressing their belief that the
work can be carried to a successful terminal
■tion within the limits of reasonable cost and
reasonable time. All of the great political
parties are committed to the policy of the
construction of this canal.
The report quotes the declarations of
the various party platforms and President
McKinley and President Roosevelt favor-
Ing the canal. In conclusion it says:
In view of the many thousands of pages
written and spoken in advocacy of the imme
diate, undertaking and completion.., of :. this
work, in view of the pledges made by 'the
parties that it should be undertaken and--com
pleted, in view of the recommendations made
by the President of the United States, and in
view of the almost universal demand of the
American people that congress should at once
do something effective. in the inauguration
and speedy completion of the isthmian canal,
your committee content themselves with this
brief report, embodying their earnest recom
mendation that the.bill pass.
The house agreed to consider the bill
Tuesday, Jan. 7. and thereafter until dis
posed of, the order not, however, to in
terfere with revenue or appropriation
GERMANY MAY KICK
Canal AVill Spoil a. German Conces
sion in .Nicaragua.
Washington, Dec. —It has come to
light that Germany expects to have
something to say about the Nicaragua
canal, because of the interests of a Ger
man corporation in a concession that
will be interfered with, and possibly de
stroyed, by the construction of the
canal. The interest has been obtained
through the purchase by the Hamburg-
American Steamship company if the Atlas
Steamship company. The former is a
German corporation and the latter is a
British. Under one concession from Nic
aragua which the Hamburg-American line
has acquired, foreign diplomats say the
exclusive navigation of San Juan river
and Lake Nicaragua are secured to the
German company. • „ •' .
This government takes the position that
the German 'company and Germany can
not Interfere with the building of a
canal. It regards the concession' as a
matter between the holders and the re
public of Nicaragua, and will look to
Nicaragua to terminate the concession
and reimburse the holders.
MR. PAYXE AND THE TELEGRAPH
New Postmaster j General Probably
Favor* the Idea, but Will
Make So Statement-.
low York Sun Saoclat Same*.
Washington, Dec. 19.—Telegraphic cir- !
cles are excited over the rumor that
Henry C. Payne's appointment to the
postmaster generalship might lead to a
. movement for government acquisition of
all telegraphs. Western Union advanced
two points in Wall, street on the strength
of this speculation. Mr. Payne has long
been in favor of government ownership
■of telegraph lines, but it is not probable
he will be able to promote much of a
movement in that line while postmaster
general. He would be a bold man who
would advocate the purchase of'existing
telegraph lines at the valuation which
their owners place upon them.
»«• Torti Sun Special Service ■>'
Jamestown, N. V., Dec. Before
leaving for his home in Milwaukee Henry
C. Payne laughed when told of the Wash
ington report that he favored government
ownership of telegraphs. -._At the same
time he did not deny the rumor and his
manner was such as to lead to the conclu
sion that he really favored the plan He
You can readily appreciate my present posi- '
tion. It would .be manifestly improper for me
to express any views at this time upon any
governmental Question, and I must therefore
decline to discuss this question. I will nei
ther affirm nor deny at this time.
Xew Telephone ' Construction.
■Special to The Journal. '-'
Wlnona, Minn., Dec. 19.—The Winona Tel
ephone company has Just completed a thor
ough overhauling of the lines of the Phoenix
Telephone company, Which it purchased early
1.?.. !Js f ' an rd the system is now in first
class order. No more extensions will be un
dertaken until spring. The most important
improvement made in Phoenix territory aside
from the placing of new switchboards at i
Lanesboro and Rushford, has been the con
h,^Vo^ ¥ *&?£?* i 1 mlles of »°e from
Rushford to Highland. This' greatly facili- i
tates long distance service by giving a. di I
rect line from Spring Valley to La Crosse. >
FOR STABLE BATES
Railway and Warehouse Commis
sion Wants a New Law.
NO CHANGES WITHOUT NOTICE
Tin- New Meaurare Would Also Make
the < oin mission"* CoiiNent
The annual report of the railroad and
warehouse commission, which will be sub
mitted in a few day» will recommend
legislation governing rate changes.
There is now a law requiring the per
mission of the commission in case of in
crease in the rates on grain, Hour and
feedd, lumber and livestock. Other rates
may be raised at will, save that after in- I
vestigation the commission may order j
The report will recommend an act re
quiring notice to the commission of all
rae changes and permission from that
body. Should a railroad wish to reduce
rates, as the Great Northern and North
ern Pacific are said to be contemplating,
it would have to get. permission tirst.
This, it is believed, will tend to protect
business men against fluctuating rales,
for reductions may sometimes work harm
to individual. If they have not had suf
State Capitol News
MAY HOLD OVER SUMMER
RKW FLAN FOR 1)1 1.1 111 NORMAL
It la to Have Lone Vacation in Mid
At the meeting of the state normal
board yesterday in Duluth, C. A. Morey
of Winona offered a resolution, which will
lie over until the next, meeting. It pro
vides that the school shall open March J,
and be kept in continuous session for
nine months, or until Dec. 1, closing then
until the succeeding March. This would
afford teachers an all-summer training
State Superintendent Olsen and Dr. Bo
hannon, principal of the school, will in
vestigate and report. Mr. Olsen is fa
vorably impressed with the idea. An
other meeting will be called as soon after
the supreme court decides the board of
control case as possible. The decision
may be filed to-morrow, but there are
no signs that it will be, and it is more
probable that it will not be handed down
for another week.
HAVE THEY LINCENSESf
Three Companies That Are Solici
ting' lntiuruiii-e in Minnesota.
Insurance Commissioner Dearth has
been informed that three insurance com
panies not licensed in Minnesota have
been soliciting business in the state, of
fering 2i per cent commission, while the
regular board rate is fifteen. They are
the Great Britain Insurance corporation,
the Commonwealth Insurance, and the
Northern Fire Insurance company of Chi
cago. Mr. Dearth calls attention to the
fact that policy holders might have dif
ficulty in enforcing collections in case of
losses. If they had agents in the state,
such agents could be prosecuted for vio
lating the insurance laws.
Must Get Safety Valves.
J F. A. Johnson, state boiler inspector for the
■ fourth district, is going after the butchers
- who are rendering lard and tallow in sheet
> Iron tanks without safety valves or steam
, gauges. They are connected' with a boiler,
, and the steam is confined between two iron
' sheets. One collapsed the other day and
- the danger is evident, as there is no way
1 of ascertaining the pressure. ■ The boiler in
. #pec-tor will demand that all such tanks be
i supplied with, steam gauges and safety valves.
Got. Van Want In St. Louis.
Governor Van Sant arrives to-day in St.
Louis, where he will participate to-morrow in
the exercises of Louisiana Purchase Day. |
Ground will bo broken for the work on the
big fair. - .
"IT DOES NOT EXPLAIN"
, C. L,. Smith* View of Ex-Sheriff Phil
Assistant County Attorney C. L. '
Smith who has borne the brunt of the
proceedings against Sheriff Megaarden and !
Former Sheriff Phillips, refuses to make
any extended reply to Mr. Phillips. He
The communication I sent to Mr. Phillips
was not given to the press and I see no rea
son why Mr. Phillips should have favored the
papers with copies of his reply before send
ing it to me.
From what I have seen he appears to be
trying to make a scapegoat of George D. Holt,
asserting that the latter with but ont ex
ception accompanied every child sent to Owa
tonna during his administration. I have rea
son to doubt this, but even if it be true that
does not explain some of his charges. It does
not explain, for instance, why it should cost
the county $26 for taking a 2-year-old child
The Phillips matter will doubtless be
come just as interesting as the Megaar
den case. There will be a civil suit and
Mr. Smith wil doubtless make it as hot
as he can for Mr. Philips.
Grand Jury May Act.
In addition there is every reason to be
lieve that the.alleged irregularities in the
administration of the office of sheriff by
Mr. Phillips wil be laid before the grand
jury. This body will assembly to-morrow
morning and Mr. Smith with his docu
ments will doubtles be there among the
first. " While it may not be possible to
secure indictments for grand larceny and
misappropriation of public funds as was
done with Megaarden, indictments for
perjury and the fraudulent presentation
of claims to public officers for payment
can be sought.
IN CLUTCHES OF SMALLPOX
Andean and Other Michigan Neigh
. borhood* Have the Disease. '
Special to The Journal.
Menominee, Mich., Dec. 19.— Smallpox i*
raging at Nadeau, five miles north of Meno
minee. Mrs. Joe Labeault has a bad case and
her one-week-old baby has been attacked.
Her brother-in-law was first taken. He
caught it from a man named Duchane who
drove there from Green Bay, Wis. Duchane
went about almost covered with postulea
and scabs. There are three caws east of
Nadeau near Derocher's and some west two
miles at Labardt's. Drs. Ulsche and Saw
bridge of Stephenson pronounce the cases
genuine smallpox and ordered a strict quar
antine, all schools in the vicinity being closed.
FOND DU_LAC LEADS
Pnster State Guard Trophy Awarded
• V Company 1.. ..- .- • . ■
, Special to The Journal.
Madison, Wis., Dec. 19.—The Pflster trophy,
awarded annually to the company of the Wis
, consin National Guard having the highest
combined standing in inspection and rifle
j practice, was to-day awarded by Adjutant
General Boardman to Company -E, Second
regiment, Fond dv Lac. Last year *he
; trophy went to Company A, Third regiment,
Neillsville. It Is a -handsome shield of ham
The officers' convention of the Wisconsin
National Guard will probably be held the
last week in January in Milwaukee.
Farmer Would Begin Anew.
j Special to The Journal.
I u WL n<?s a' Minn., Dec. 19,-George Alberts of
; Hayfleld township. Dodge county, a farmer
» has ; filed a petition in banruptcy- here! He
I places his liabilities at $5,288.85, and assets at
I $1,163, of which $638 is claimed to be exempt •
THE MINNEAPOLIS JOURNAL.
Three Members Vote Against 'the
Philippine Tariff Bill.
' '" ' — r— ■
PASSAGE THEREOF BY THE HOUSE
■' * *
Philippine C'omnitHtiioii Submitt* a
Civil.; Government Plan for ,(
.; the Island*.' ■■■[' :»' '
■■:" * ' '.
Washington, Dec. 19. —The vote on the
Philippine tariff bill did not produce as
much oposition to the measure as was ex
pected might be shown. Only five votes
were cast against the bill by republican
representatives, and three of these were
cast by Minnesota representatives who
did "not like the retention of the ex
port tax provision in the Philippine tar
iff. Messrs. Heatwole, Eddy and Stevens
united in this opinion and joined with
Messrs. McCall, of Massachusetts and Lit
tlefield, of Maine, in voting against the
bill. Three democrats, Messrs. > Robert
son, Davey and. Broussard. of Louisiana,
voted with the republicans for it. Mr.,
Meyer, a democrat of Louisiana, was
i paired in favor of the bill with Mr. Fos
ter, an Illinois democrat. The bill (as
announced in the last edition of Th <*
Journal yesterday) was passed by. a
vote of 165 to 128.
The bill imposes the Dingl.ey rates on
goods entering the United States from j
the Philippines, and the rates established
by the Philippine commission on goods
entering the Philippines from the United
States. It also .provides for the collec
tion of tonnage taxes on vessels plying
between the United States and the Phil
ippines, and that foreign vessels may ply
between these ports until Jan. 1, 1905.
The duties and taxes collected under the
provisions of the bill shall go into the
Philippine treasury, to be expended for
the use and benefit of the islands.
. CIVIL GOVERNMENT ,
Vital Recommendations Are Made by
the Philippine Commission.
Washington, Dec. 19. —Provision for a
permanent civil government and for legis
lation regarding the industrial develop
ment of the Philippines is embodied in the
annual report of the Philippine commis
sion. It is declared by the commission:
Outside of the five' provinces, Batangas,
Cebu, Bohol, Samar and Mindoro, there is
peace in the remainder of the archipelago.
All insurrectos have surrendered, and, in most
of. the provinces, It is entirely safe during
the day for travelers unattended to go from
one .town to another. In other provinces, re
cent war conditions and suffering and hard
ship from cattle pest and locusts have de
veloped ladronism. The people are friendly
to the civil government and manifest no de
sire whatever for a continuance of the war
but only a desire for peace and protection.
The theory upon which the commission is
proceeding is that the only possible method
of instructing the Filipino people in methods
of free institutions and self-government is
to make a government partly of Americans
and partly of Filipinos with ultimate control
in American hands for some time to come.
The Filipinos should have the right to be
represented before congress and the executive
government at Washington by two delegates.
The commission proposes to settle the
vexed question of land titles by legisla
tion providing for the sale of public lands
upon the homestead principle and the pay
ment through a bond issue of the price
of the lands now held by the religious or
ders. A 5 per cent reduction in the tar
iff on Filipino imports into the United
States would, it is said, increase Amer
ican trade by leaps and bounds.
Military Operations Reported to Be
Discouraging; In Results.
X»w Tor A: Sun Sptivial Service
Washington, Dec. 19.—General Chaffee
has asked for and will shortly be awarded
cavalry reinforcements, which he says he
needs to carry out his plan of extending
peace throughout the archipelago. He
needs the cavalry for rapid operations in
the interior, especially in the island of
Luzon. It is tsated unofficially that the
Twelfth regiment, which is now stationed
in Texas, will be shortly ordered to the
Philippines and that if this regiment is
not sufficient for General Chaffee's pur
pose the Thirteenth and perhaps the Four
teenth will be sent across the Pacific.
Only discouraging reports are being re
ceived from the Philippines regarding the
extent and length of our military opera
tions. One well-known general officer, in
a private letter to a brother officer at
tached to the war department, says that
we will require 50,000 men for five years
to assure even a .Bemblance of peace in
Gep. ( bailee Hands Ont "A Certifl-
oate of Character."
Washington, Dec. -19.—"History affords
no parallel of a whole people thus prac
tically .turning war traitors and in the
genius of no other people were ever found
such masterful powers of secrecy and dis
similation; but it is needless to say that
no powerful state was ever erected or
ever can be erected on such immoral and
This statement is made by General
Chaffee, military governor of the Philip
pines, in a review of one of a number of
c.ourtmartial cases in the Islands, the rec
ords of which have been received at the
COCHRANE AND COWAN
THEY HAVE HAD TROIBLE BEFORE
Bitter Attack and Rejoinder in the
Last Republican State
Special to The Journal.
Fargo, N. D., Dec. 19.—The tilt between
Attorney John M. Oochrane of Grand
Forks jind Judge John F. Cowan in the
district court of Towner county at Cando
has excited great interest throughout the
state. Both men are well known over
North Dakota. Both are of the aggres
sive type and this characteristic has been
displayed by them in several scraps in
republican state conventions In which they
are usually on opposing sides.
The big feature of the last republican
state convention was a speech by Coch
rane and a reply by Cowan. Cochraue
never minces his words and he delivered
a powerful address In which he scored
"the combine" and denounced its.leaders
for conspiring to prevent the nomination
of Spalding for congress, who was the
choice of the rank and file.
The combine delegates then called Cow
an to the platform. He delivered a hot
roast on Cochrane and went back into
the political history of the state some
distance for some uncomfortable facts re
garding some of the men who made up
the opposition to the machine. His speech
was bitter in the extreme and it resulted
in sore spots that have not healed.
Since the announcement of the can
didacy of Cochrane for the supreme bench,
some of the men who have usually been
found arrayed against Grand Forks
county in state conventions have been
laying plans to defeat him. Bitter
threats have been made and promises
registered to give the Grand Forks at
torney a hot chase in the convention.
Cowan is a strong political factor in the
northwestern part of the state and it has
been freely predicted that he would join,
in heartily in the plans to keep Cochrane
off the supreme bench.
. Buyer for Sewer Warrants.
Special to The Journal.
Grand Forks, X. D., Dee. IS.—F. C Elliott
and F. J. Cushing of Chicago are spending a
few days in the city, and it is probable that
before leaving they will arrange to purchase
$60,000 worth of warrants against sewer dis
trict No. 5, In which sewer mains are now
being laid. The concern they represent. Close
Bros. & Ci>. of Chicago, has about $150 000 of
Grand Forks bonds, and consider them gilt
edgpd paper '
MAX BOHM IS HERE
The Artist Enthusiastic Over Art
■ _• Outlook in America.
HE WILL OPEN A STUDIO HERE
The First of His Com miss ion n In a
• , Portrait, of Ex-Governor
" • .
Mr. and Mrs. Max Bohm of Paris, ar
rived yesterday, and are the guests of
Mr. Bohm's mother, Mrs. J. B. Bohm at '<
1027 Forty-third avenue N.
Mrs. Bohm is a former Minneapolis art
ist who went abroad a' few years ago to
study. Although her marriage while
abroad caused some interruption to her
j studies and work, she has not given up
art by any means. During the past year,
she has given special attention to small
( portraits in oil in which she has showed
much facility. Mrs. Bohm has a natural
gift of great value to a portrait painter,
that of catching a likeness, and to this is
added the requisite technical excellence
and a distinctive and picturesque style.
Great interest has been manifested dur
ing the fall in the prospect of having Mr.-
The Parintan \rtist \ow Visiting Miiiiieji|««>li?
and Mrs. Bohm spend sometime in Min
neapolis, as Mr. Bohm is a painter of
well recognized reputation for strong and
beautiful work. While his work is better
known abroad jhan in America, he has
been 30 successful in making sales re
cently and in TrtuHng his works in the
important exhibitions that he will not be
able to get together the works which he
wishes to exhibit In Minneapolis until
late in the winter. Meantime, he will open
a studio at once in a down town location
and begin the execution of several com
missions which have been awaiting his
arrival. The of these will be a por
trait of ex-Goyernor Lind for the state
"The Storm," Mr. Bohm's picture which
won a medal at Buffalo has been sent to
the South Carolina Exposition at Charles
ton. He is also well represented at the
exhibition of the Pennsylvania Academy,
which opened this month, and in sereral
other current exhibitions. Several of his
pictures have recently been sold in Phil
adelphia, Cleveland and Xew York.
When seen this morning, Mr. Bohm was
revelling In the novel exhilaration of a
Minnesota cold snap, which had no ter
rors for his sturdy and imposing physique.
This may have given an added touch to
his enthusiasm about America and Ameri
can art but it is plain that he is a thor
ough-going optimist, who thinks that
nothing is impossible to American energy,
intellect and material resources. "Why,
what country ever offered such a splendid
field for the development of a great art?"
he exclaimed. Continuing he said:
Magnificent buildings are going up every
where that might afford splendid opportuni
ties for the painter and sculptor, and will
soon. We are just in the dawn of a magnifi
cent period of mural art, for the architects
are beginning to find out the value of the
related arts and are altering their plans to
include them in the scope of their work. Soon
we- shall have fine wall spaces for paintings
which have hitherto been broken up by me
chanical decorations provided wholly by the
architects. The impetus of this new mural
art came from the Columbian exposition, and
the idea has been splendidly fostered by the
congressional library and the Boston public
library. Now in the east the idea is fast de
veloping that handsome and permanent homes
must De decorated in becoming and lasting
fashion by the best artists. When thia mbve
nieat has gained sufficient momentum, as it
surely will, there need no longer be com
plaint of lack of ocucpation for our rapidly
growing number of capable artists.
An Art to Be Proud Of.
We already have an art of which America,
should be proud. Europe knows this better
thin we do and does us the honor of being
jealous of us. Last year at the Paris exposi
tion. America made a showing 1 second only to
the French, and might-well have eclipsed the
French if sufficient apace had been granted.
Tho Americans are great both in the charac
ter of their pictures and in their knowledge
of principles. Every one was astonished at
the, showing made last year, 'but was., forced
to recognize its place.in spite of prejudice.
No one abroad questions for a moment that
the great men in contemporary art are Whist
ler, Sargent and Abbey, all Americana. , .. "
Men Here Appreciated AfcrTßid. '
But how is it about men who floret live
abroad, Is their work known arid appre
ciated by the Parisians? was asloed. &?
It certainly was. last year. Not, rmany',of
Brush's pictures have been seen on tie. other
side, but he is conceded a placetaßf^great
man, and I think he is tremendwjs.^ The
American landscape school also j Inspires a
wholesome. respect, and even the -ippn who
have. chosen to work in America anqipalnt the
native scenery are known and valued at their
Mr. Bohm has spent over twelve years
abroad, coming home but once in that
time. His studying and work have mostly
been in Paris and vicinify, although he
credits two years spent in Holland with
influencing his ideas of art materially,
and a superficial acquaintance with a few
of his pictures tends to verify that state
About Foreign Study.
While Mr. Bohm has worked in the
French schools and studios, he shares
with many of the strouger American men
who spend much time abroad, the belief
that much of the work in the modern art
schools and particular in Paris, is prac
tically valuless for most of the students
This provoked the inquiry: "Is your
criticism of a fault inherent In art schools
or could it be remedied?" to which he re
plied: .^ : •- v. ■■-:;..- '' , ■ >■■::! ;•]
Oh, it could be remedied, and is r In' some
places. .The difficulty is -that the classes ; are
too ■ large and the Instruction does not get
down to solid; final principles. A few in-the
THURSDAY EVENING, DECEMBER 19, 1901.
big claigea who interest the instructor receive
more of his attention, and they get what all
should get, criticisms which go to the bottom
of things. In any cases however, there is a
fimit to what can be acquired from a teacher
any many of the Americans who go abroad to
study have practically reached that limit be
fore their arrival.
Study abroad, however, is valuable, almost
Indispensable, but far those who have already
learned the elements it mi-st be individual
study, primarily of pictures and then through
experiment. A man must seek to find out
what creates the beauty of a certain picture,
and then school himself to produce that beau
ty. You will notice that no great school of
art has arisen exqept in locations where there
was opportunity afforded of seeing great art ,
and imbibing its principles. No matter what
native talents a man might have who devel
oped on a desert island, he could never be- j
come a great artist, because he would have to j
learu for himself all that precedent and expe
rience affords people in cultivated communi- |
ties, and his achievements could only reach
a low mark in the scale of development.
Although advocating .the close study of
the past to learn its great secrets, Mr.
Bohm does not believe that the best lies
in the past nor that the present day art
ists should restrict themselves to past I
methods or standards. He sees develop- !
ment along all the lines of art. In this ;
development there is much that is ephem- j
eral, changes that are mere stepping ;
stones to bigger truths that are perma- j
nent. He illustrated by the history of
realises. The apostles of this cult found (
in time that actual realism is impossible, j
but it has contributed much that is of j
value to the present sound and predom
inant Idea in French art that of selecting
the biggest truth of a subject, that of
most value and beauty, and making teat
truth the central thought around which
the minor truths may be clustered and
used so far as they illumine the one big ;
fact. -: . * ' ' ; ■'* •
REGATTAS ON THE ICE
OUTSIDE SKIPPERS ARE COMING
Oshkosh Ice Yachtttmen Want to Go
Against the 'Tonka .
; Fast Ones.
Ice yachtsmen of other cities are. be
coming impatient for a go with skippers
of the Minnetonka Ice Yacht club. H. E. i
Sherrick, secretary and treasurer of the
Oshkosh Yacht club, of Oshkosh Wis.,
has written to a member of the Minne
tonka club for a copy of the racing rules.
He also wants to know if the club would
expect to be represented by more than
one boat. He asks for some idea as to
boat dimensions and sail areas of the
three classes, in order that he may know
which boat to figure on.
Skippers on Lake Winnebago, accord
ing to Mr." Sherrick, are enjoying fine
sailing now with the best boats ever
sailed on Lake Winnebago. The Oshkosh
club has won the two silver cups present
ed to the Winnebago Ice Yachting asso
ciation by the Evening Wisconsin, of Mil
waukee, for the last two seasons, and ex
pects to duplicate the performance this
Ira A. Fuller, of the Pepin club, writes
that he Is out of the game this winter,
and opines that Pepin skippers would
stand little show at 'Tonka as Georga
Harrison, of this city, bought their fast
est boat, The Tempest.
"If she's strung up right," says Mr.
Fuller," I believe I could sail her to vic
tory against anything on Minnetonka this
A few of the more hardy yachtsmen are
venturing on Minnetonka these days, and
if the cold will let up just a little, the
postponed open regatta next Saturday
will draw a big crowd. The boats have
all been turned up ready for the fray, and
in their new racing trim several surprises
may be in store for the men who sailed to
victory last ' season. Reindeer's heavy
sails have given her a noticeable quick
step, and she is quite likely to give both
Avalanche and Zero an close race for the
pennant. Quick Step and Tempest have
both been fitted with new planks and
sails, alterations which may give them a
distinct advantage over former close com
petitors in this class.
CRAWFORD IS OUT OF IT
FORMAL WORDS OP WITHDRAWAL
Long-Expected Announcement la
Made in His Home Paper,
■'.:■/ the Hornoite.
Huron, S. D., Dec. 19. — Formal an
nouncement was made in last evening's
Huronlte, by Coe I. Crawford, of his with
drawal from the canvass for United States
The reasons given are that the situation
is radically changed by the death of Sen
ator Kyle, and the succession to the va
cancy of Mr. Kittredge; also that more
than a year's time of labor a,nd expense
would be necessary to carry on a canvass,
which he would not feel justified in giv
ing at a sacrifice of important professional
The . announcement will cause regret
among Mr. Crawford's friends all over
the state. ■ '
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ON HIS LAST LEGS
Boer Commandant Can't Hold Out
Longer Than January.
London, Dec. 19.—The war office has
come into possesitm of a cipher telegram
purporting to have been sent by the Boer
commandant, Delarey, stating that he
could not hold but longer than January.
According to the correspondent of the
Times, at Pretoria, Delarey is believed to
be forty miles northwest of Klerksdorp
with about 400 men. The war office is tak
ing a more hopeful view of the war than
at any previous time. * .
▼ ■■Im ■■■—■———iiMiffiwirj
We shall keep our store open evenings
from now until Christmas.
You'll be surprised to see how many
beautiful things there are here for Pres
ents for men and boys.
All Furnishing Goods put up in pretty
HOUSE COATS, NECKWEAR, SCARF PINS
SMOKING JACKETS, GLOVES, CUFF BUTTONS,
STORM COATS MUFFLERS, FANCY VESTS,
OVFRrnATQ ' FANCY SUSPENDERS, SILK WRISTERS,
tvt«™, ■ DRESS PROTECTORS, GOLF GLOVES,
DINNER JACKETS, FANCY HOSIERY, UNDERWEAR
DRESS SUITS, NIGHT ROBES, SWEATERS '
SEAL CAPS, PAJAMAS, WAY'S MI'FFLETS,
MLX HATS., HANDKERCHIEFS, CARDIGAN COATS,
OPERA HATS, FANCY SHIRTS, UMBRELLLAS,
SOFT HATS, DRESS SHIRTS, BOSTON GARTERS.
STIFF HATS, TOQUES, ETC., ETC.
415 to 41 Nicollet Ay. €*'$!£s£***
This is ooiy a Partial List ol our very large assortment 01
Goods suitable (or
Skates, Sleighs, Skis, SMowahoes, Boxing Gloves, Footballs,
Striking Bags, Fencing Foils, Shaving Sets,
Pocket Knives, Whitley Exercisers.
Carving Sets, Kodaks, Hunting Knives, Golf Outfits, Fishing
Tackle, Air Rifles, Shot Guns, Rifles, Revolvers,
Gun Cases, Shell Cases, Hunting Coats.
Compasses, Flasks, Drinking Cups, Cigar Lighters, Checkers,
Chess, Playing Cards, Poker Chips, Chip Racks, Crib
bage Boards, Combinola and Crokinole Boards.
We carry the best ol Goods and our prices are foe very lowest.
NELSON & MATTSON
325 NICOLLET AVENUE.
DUE TO 'COMMUNITY'
Northern Lines Not Going After
California Fruit Business.
PROFITS WERE SMALL, ANYWAY
Cold Weather Is Delaying Train* and
Restricting the Movement of
Big fruit- handlers in Minneapolis are
interested in the report that the north
coast lines will not attempt to handle any
of the California fruit traffic this year.
This is partly due to the harmony agree
ment between the various coast lines to
keep out of each other's territory and
partly to the fact that the experiment
made by the Great Northern early in the |
year in its famed orange train did not
yield big profits. The Santa Fe, South
ern Pacific and Union Pacific have been
preparing their equipment for a big move
ment. It is thought that fully 25,000 cars
will be shipped from California this
It is this traffic which Senator Clarke
of Montana is anxious to share with the
southern roads by building his line from
Salt Lake City to Los Angeles, in which
event it is believed he has been prom
ised co-operation and a connection by the
Rock Island. The fruit industry of Cali
fornia with the big demand for the prod
uct In the middle west furnishes one of
the future opportunities in railway traffic.
Minneapolis fruit jobbers predict a
largely increased) demand for fruit in this
territory the coming year and all of the
big handlers are interested in the prepa
rations being, made by the southern lines
to transport the California products east.
Last year the transportation companies
could not handle the output. Equipment
was inadequate and the fruit rotted on
the ground, while wholesalers in the mid
dle west were at times short of goods.
The southern lines announce that they are
ready for an emergency this season.
Cold Hampers Traffic.
Floods and bad weather in the east and
the continued! cold in the west are making
trouble for trains of every description.
Trains from Chicago have been behind
schedule much of the time for the past
few days. Mails have been delayed, f The
coast lines have been running trains sev
eral hours late since the thermometer
struck the low register.
The continued cold has practically .put
an end to potato shipments for the time
being. This is a condition which rarely
occurs in December, the weather usually
being favorable enough to allow potato
traffic to continue. Roundhouses and
other places of shelter have been used for
cars of potatoes now for a week awaiting
the promised warm wave.
Over Sew 8.. C, R. & X. Tracks.
Albert Lea, Minn., Dec. 19.—The Burling
ton, Cedar Rapids & Northern Railroad com
pany is now running passenger trains be
tween this city and Faribault .and using its
new station in the eastern part of the city.
Good Man Quits the Burlington.
' Creeton, lowa, Dec. 19.— H. S. Storra, di
vision superintendent of the Chicago, Bur
lington & Quincy, with headquarters in this
city, yesterday announced his resignation, to
take effect Jan.'l. He has accepted an ap
pointment to become superintendent of the
Lake Erie & "Western, with headquarters at
Indianapolis, the duties of which office he
will assume at once. . . :
Costly Station (or Marshall
Special to The Journal.
Marahalltawn, lowa, Dec. 19.—The Chicago
Great Western has definitely announced taut
it will build a new station in this place in
the spring. It is stated that it will cost
in the neighborhood of $40,000. Other im
provements will be mo.de In the yards and
about the company's grounds in this city.
This wonderful medicine has never
been equalled as a stomach strengthener
and health builder. It is the only one
to take when your system is weak and
run down and you suffer from dyspep
sia, indigestion, constipation, flatu
lency, sour stomach or headache. Try
it. It will surely do you good. Be sure
to get the genuine with our Private
Die Stamp over the neck of the bottle,
also obtain a copy of Hostetter's Al
i manac for 1902 from your drujjgist,free.
HODAY GIFT L-—^?
COLUMBIA PHONOGRAPH CO.,
306 NicoHet Avenue.
DM EX AND NEIGHBORS.
Special to The Journal.
Wayzata, Minn.. Dec. 19.—The Modem
Woodmen have elected the following offi
cers for the coming year: Venerable
consul, Jarvis Daugherty; worthy ad
viser, J. M. Davies; banker; Henry Swag
gert; clerk, R. L. Wright; escort, Charles
Lamb; sentinel. Alvin Creelman; mana
gers, William Maurer and Arthur Squiers.
The Royal Neighbors of America elected:
Oracle, Mrs. R. L. Wright: vice oracle,
Amy Lyons: chancellor, Mrs. Charles
Yamb; recorder, Mrs. R. C. Moore; re
ceiver, Minnie Tennant; marshal." Ida
Dickey; inner sentinel, Mrs. A. Squiers;
outer sentinel, rMs. B. H. Plumb.
HOUSE AND CONTENTS BURNED.
Hastings, Minn., Dec. 19.—Fred Bester,
Inver Grove, lost his residence and Us
contents, by fire, which started, from the
kitchen chimney. The loss is estimated
at $3,000; insured for $1,000 in the St. Paul
Fire and Marine.—A son of Mr. and Mr-.
Nels Haugan died last night, aged 10
months.—J. P. Sommers, ex-city clerk,
left last night for Washington, D. C, to
take a position in the government print-
Ing office.—Frank Miller of South St. Pail
has been sentenced to thirty days in the
county jail by Justice C. C. Doss for
NEXT TO THE OLDEST.
Special to The Journal.
Fargo, N. D., Dec. 19.—Mrs. Chrlsto
pherson, the second oldest woman In
Fargo,, died last night of old age. She
was 94 years old and had lived in Farga
for almost a quarter of a century. Shu
had two daughters—Mrs. Scott and Mrs.
Anderson—in Fargo, and a son at Fari
FRUIT. MEN OF TWO STATES.
Special to The Journal.
Rockford, lowa, Dec. 19.—Iowa and
Minnesota fruit growers and florists are
holding their annual convention at Rock
ford this week.
To Cure a. Cold in One Day
fake Laxative Bromo Quinine Tablets. All
druggists refund money If it fails to cure.
E.W.Grove's signature is on each box. 25c.
\\ Our Men's 69c grade of black or
i 1 brown imitation alii- /i f"'
'! gator slippers, sizes 6 4|7(.
ji to 11, Bargain Friday -**"*"
; I Several styles of Ladies' warm
i ' bouse slippers, sizes 3toß, of
'! which the regular val 1 /**
!i ues are to 98c, Bargain 4»W C
<[V Friday Mm+*
I Felt and Warm Slippers
\ ' See our windows for lowest prices
i|r in the city on Men's, Women's,
\\ Misses' and Children's Felt Shoes
I 1 and Christmas Slippers of good
; I Bf Home Trade i3k
<; JT Shoe Store yr
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