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LIVES OF THREE
WERE IN JEOPARDY
TRIPLE TRAGEDY AT FERGUS
FALLS NABBOWliY AVERTED.
Mother Plunges Into the River to Save
Her Daughter and a Neighbor
Woman, Seeing Their Plight, Also
Jumps InAll Carried Oin) Into the
Stream,-but Finally Rescued.
Spaoi&l to The'Journal.
Fergus, Fails. Minn., July 9.A
triple tragedy was narrowly averted
here today, a little daughter of An
drew Nelson falling into the river
above the dam, and her mother plung
ing in to save her. Both were float
ing away and Mrs. Nelsotrfs neighbor,
Mrs. Raymond, plunged in to save
them, and she, too, went under and
was carried out into the stream. The
three held to each other in a convul
sive grasp, and Joseph Vogel. with the
aid of others ota shore, succeeded in
Rescuing them. They were in fifteen
feet of water.
The insurance adjusters allowed the
full amount of insurance carried by
the district on the high school build
ing, the amount being $20,1.00. The
Impression is gaining ground that the
fire was of incendiary origin and that
whoever set it also disabled the flre
Owing to the washout of the dam,
which furnished power for the water
works, it is impossible to get full
pressure from this source, and the
city has been depmedlng to some ex
tent on the flre engine. "When the
engine was started the morning of the
flre, a good-sized hole appeared in
ithe suction pipe, making it useless. It
was supposed at first that the pipe
had burst, but a careful examination
shows that the hole had been made
with a pickax taken from the hook
and ladder wagon.
Two gangs of Syrian peddlers had
a fierce fight last night, the quarrel
arising over the paymesnt of a debt.
Clubs and \knives were used, and sev
eral were Injured. Two arrests have
JUNE LUMBER SHIPMENTS
Heavy 'Business Handled at Head o*
DULtfTH, MINN.Lumber ship
ments keep up heavily. For June
they were 61,821*000 feet from the
head of the lakes, of which 57,296,-
000 feet were from Duluth, 3,235,000
from Two Harbotrs and 1,290,000 from
Superior. These are the port figures,
and, tho not exact, are approximately
so. There were also 1,554 tons of
shingle shipped thru Superior and
1,000 tons thru Duluth, while the re
ceipts of logs, ties and poles from
outside this customs district was
4,000,000 feet. Lumber ships are not
so badly bunched as a while ago, and
the trade moves along very quietly.
Ten sawmills are operating on the
harbor front here, sawing about
9,000,000 feet a week a year ago
there were twelve, and they made 25
per cent more. One of the ten closes
tonight for the season and three oth
ers will shut down at various times
beUfeen now and Sept. 15. The rest
will cut days only to the close of the
year. The cut of the year, therefore,
will be far less than that of 1903.
The Clark-Jackson and Peyton,
Kimball & Barber mills, which were
sawing for a time last year, tho not
the full summer, have not done a
thing this year and will not. Neither
Js likely ever to run again. What is
to become of the St. Louis mill after
it closes down this week is not known,
for Mr. Chapin has not made up his
mind as to the future. It may be
I The plans of the American Lumber
company, which has had a large lum
ber-dressing establishment at West
Duluth, in buildings of the old car
works there, are yet undecided. The
company may have to move out, as
the property is needed for other pur
poses soon, and where it is to go has
not been determined. Every effort is
being made at West Duluth and up
town to keep the company's plant
near its present site.
KARDASCH IS FREED
Mi's. Winier Alone Held for the Mur
der of Her Husband.
LITTLE FALLS, MINN.Katie
Winier's attempt to connect the name
of John Kardasch with the murder
of her husband, Frank Winier,, on
June 28, was unavailing further than
to cause his detention in jail for a
few days, pending an investigation.
Even before the examination of
Mrs. Minier today on the charge of
murdering her husband, the lad was
given his liberty, the officers being
thoroly satisfied that he had nothing
to do with the crime. In fact, in
quiry showed that the boy never had
been in any sense an admirer or as
sociate of the woman. Why she at
tempted to implicate him in the kill
ing of her husband is a puzzle not yet
At the examination today, Mrs.
Winier was held to the September
term of court. The defense intro
duced no evidence.
NOT A CANDIDATE
Rowe Decides Not to Try Conclusions
CASS LAKE, MINN.W. E. Rowe,
county attorney of Polk county, has
been mentioned frequently in the press
of the ninth congressional district as
a candidate for the nomination for
congressman from that district.
Mr. Rowe was interviewed concern
ing the matter while here, and said:
"I have received many requests from
prominent men living in different
parts of the ninth to become a candi
date for congressman. I have a good
legal practice at Crookston, and I re-
aliz that the cost of making a cam
paign would be at least $10,000. I
also believe that a campaign would
wellnigh ruin my practice, and I have
about decided not to consent to the
use of my name in connection with
the nomination. In fact, you may say
for me that I am not a candidate."
GOES TO ST. OLAF
Professor Schmidt Declines the Lib
'eral Offer of the Hauge Synod.
RED WING, MINN.Professor E.
W. Schmidt of the Red Wing sem
inary has decided to accept the posi
tion at St. Olaf's college in Northfield,
to which he was elected some time
ago. He also had a proposition from
the Hauge synod to become theologi
cal professor at the Red Wing sem
inary, and was offered a liberal an
nual stipend while preparing himself
for the work in that department. Rev.
A. O. Mortvedt of Newark, 111., has
accepted the position in theology at
the seminary, but no successor to Pro
fessor Schmidt in the collegiate de
partment has yet been determined
MINNESOTA MEN OF SECOND
PASS IN REVIEW
CANNONS OF THE BATTERIES
THUNDER FOR GOVERNOR.
Two Branches of the Service Parade
Before the ExecutiveBattery
Men Make the High Scores in Tar
get PracticeRange Shooting Al
Camp Lakeview, Lake City, Minn.,
July 9.Governor Van Sant made his
annual visit to the camp of the Second
infantry yesterday, arriving with his
staff at 4:30. As he stepped from the
train the gun detachment from Bat
tery of the First artillery, under
Sergeants Nelson and Kvittum, began
the governor's salute of seventeen gun
The governor took supper at the in
fantry headquarters as the guest of
At the usual hour for parade the in
fantry and artillery assembled on the
field for the governor's review. The
men of both organizations were on
their mettle and made a creditable
Orders were issued from regimental
headquarters and published at parade
last night discharging Corporal E. W.
Pickett and Private Adolph Henker,
Company E, from company station
and appointing Private James A.
Clark as corporal. The clerks in
Adjutant Page's office are busy mak
ing out warrants for some recently
appointed non-commissioned officers.
The guard detail for today is: Officer
of the day, Captain Roy A. Everett,
Company E officer of the guard, First
Lieutenant Walter G. Braden, Com
pany junior officer of the guard,
Second Lieutenant Irving G. Fremouw,
Battery Men Shine.
The artillery engaged in more target
practice with their 3.2-inch breech
loading rifles at 1,800 yards distance.
Captain Kelly, Battery A, made twenty
out of twenty-five. Three men shot
from aBttery B. Sergeant Kvittum
made twenty-four Sergeant Hilland
er, twenty-three, and Sergeant Pasco,
twenty-two. The highest possible
The company of engineers has re
paired the plumbing and acetylene gas
plant at the artillery headquarters,
and will repair several washouts in
the roads about camp. Lieutenant
Schroeder, of the engineers, is officer
of the guard at the artillery camp.
The artillery regulations do not pro
vide for an officer of the day, but tho
officer of the guard performs all the
duties which would devolve upon the
The shooting of the infantry on the
200 and 330-yard ranges has been
completed except the "pick-ups," who
were unable to go upon the range by
reason of other duties.
MOREY SQUELCHES A RUMOR
Not Even a Candidate for Member
ship on State Committee.
WINONA, MINN.C. A. Morey,
speaking of the report that he was
to be made chairman of the repub
lican state central committee, said
that it was newspaper gossip and that
he was not a candidate for even mem
bership on the committee, as he had
already served four years.
J. E. Kaiser is removing to St. Paul
to superintend the operations of the
St. Paul Brick company, which has
just been organized with a capital
stock of $50,000, and officered as fol
lows: President, J. E. Kaiser vice
president, Alfred Patterson, Winona
secretary and treasurer, H. H. Irvine,
St. Paul. The company will make
white pressed brick.
Two cases for alleged infringement
of patent rights have been com
menced in the United States court in
this city. The first action is that of
the Owatonna Manufacturing compa
ny against the Owatonna Fanning Mill
company and D. E. Virtue, and the
second is that of the Creamery Pack
age Manufacturing company against
the Owatonna Fanning Mill company
and D. E. Birtue. In both it is alleged
that the defendants are unlawfully
using patents on combined churns
and butterworkers, and injunctions
to prevent this use and such other
relief as the court sees fit are asked.
"OLD HOME WEEK"
Features for Outdoor Exercises Be
ginning on Tuesday at Clearwater.
CLEARWATER, MINN.The pro
gram for "Old Home Week" in Clear
water is as follows: Tuesday, July 12,
picnic dinner at Riverside park.
Wednesday, breakfast at Juniper
park, day of sports.
Thursday, Cedar Point day, dinner
Friday, Lake day.
Saturday, Do-as-you-please day.
Sunday, union service at Riverside
park in the morning union service in
the M. E. church in the evening.
All old friends are earnestly urged
to be present and those who cannot
come are invited to write letters to
be read. Visitors should obtain cer
tificates from their home agent and
register upon their arrival in Clear
water, as a rate of one and one-third
fare is assured when seventy-five have
SAUK CENTER, MINNFred Carpenter, pri
vate secretary of Secretary of War Taft, is in
the city, the guest of his cousin, Pay W.
Sprague.Henry Keller of the Keller Manufac
turing company. Is on his way home from Ar
kansas with fifty carloads of hickory lumber
and ten carloads of oak to be used In the fac
tory.W. M. Henderson will leave on Monday
for Wisconsin, where he will take all his fast
STILLWATER. MINN The Tozer & Nolan
sawmill at South Stillwater lias closed down be
cause of the dullness In the rafted lumber mar
ket. John Kaiser of Muscatine has transferred
the sawing of 5,000,000 feet of logs from that
mill to the Atwood A.
AITKIN. MINN,The postoffioe Is now In
charge of F. M. Shook, the new postmaster. A
complete outfit of boxes and new fixtures Is be
ing Installed.John W. winter and Mrs. Khoda
GarlingUouse were married by Rev. Wm.
CROOKSTON, MINN.H. A. Wyand. a livery
man, has lost a valuable team of horses and
bugj?y nnd harness. A man by the name of Fred
Herbert hired the outfit and as nothing has been
heard of him or the horses, a warrant has been
ALDEN, MINN.Niels Rassmussen, an old
and retired farmer, committed suicide this mor
ning by hanging. His motive for the act is not
HASTINGS, MINNGeorge Foss of Hampton
committed splclde In the hayloft of his barn
by cutting his throat with a razor. No cause
is assigned for the deed. He was 69.
LAKE CITY, MINNCharles Brlckson, an
old resident. Is suffering from lockjaw caused by
chopplne off the end of his thumb. His recovery
SATTLT STE. MARIE, MICH.The coroner's
jury decided that Mis. Eagle, wife of Isaac
Eagle, ex-ronnt.v road commissioner and politi
cian, came to her death from a shot fired by
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TO-DAY'S NEWS OF THE NORTHWEST.
FIND CHEST AND
ANACONDA BOYS AT PLAY MAKE
A SENSATIONAL DISCOVERY
Note in the Box Seems to Indicate
that a Greater Treasure Was Hid
den in Another Place Why the
Chest Was Buried a Complete Mys
Special to The Journal.
Anaconda, Mont, July 9.Phil
Daniels and Jimmie Spellman, boys
of this city, unearthed a mysterious
treasure chest today while digging in
a bank at the head of Maple street.
The box is about fourteen inches
square and made of heavy plank
bound with iron bands.
It was found to contain a small dia
mond pin, two unset opals, several
pieces of gold quartz, a piece of cop
per ore, a brooch set with small
pearls, two unset imitation diamonds
and several copper nuggets.
In the box was a letter written on a
piece of paper so badly decayed as to
be almost illegible. A few words
written in a large hand were de
ciphered, and seemed to indicate that
the chest contained a secret of greater
treasure hidden perhaps in Borne
other place, or the location of a mine
somewhere. The following is all that
could be made out of the message:
"This chest contains the key to a
chest which is buried dig
No key was found in the chest and
why it was buried is a complete mys
tery. It evidently had been in the
ground for years.
CAPITAL REMOVAL DEBATE
Three Thousand Hear the Arguments
of Mitchell and Pierre at Canton.
CANTON, S. D.Three thousand
ventured thru mud and the rain here
yesterday afternoon to hear a joint
debate between the forces of Pierre
and Mitchell on the capital removal
question at the auditorium of the Can
ton Chautauqua assembly. Ten large
pasenger coaches full came from
The speakers were C. E. DeLand
and E. W. Caldwell of Pierre, repre
senting that city, and O. L. Bronson
of Mitchell supported by N. P. Brom
ley of Redfleld representing Mitchell.
Each occupied thirty minutes
in presenting his argument, and
Mr. Bromley closed the debate
with a ten-minute address. Each
speaker was greeted with almost deaf
ening applause at frequent points of
his address, and the debate has greatly
increased the agitation on the capital
question in this locality.
WESSINGT0N SPKINGS, 8. D.Mrs. Mar
garet Russell, a pioneer settler of tlda, county,
flied at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Fiank
Eagle, In Dale township.Hotel Wllalrd will
have a new landlord after Sept. 1.
INDIANS IN TOM-TOM DANCE
Two Hundred at Solon Springs
Whites in the Mystic Ring.
SUPERIOR, WIS.The Indians did
not get started with their pow-wow at
Solon Springs last evening, and today
is really the opening day of the main
festivities. There were plenty of In
dians here on time yesterday, but in
deference to the presence of a priest,
the tom-tom dancing was indulged in
only to a slight extent.
It is not the intent of the braves and
squaws to carry on an unseemly pro
gram of hilarity, but they will have
the good old-fashioned pow-wow
medicine dance with all the frills.
One of the first dances will be the
squaw dance. This is conducted sim
ilarly to the dance of the braves ex
cept that the women are the man
agers. The "dancing floor" consists
of a plot of green sward, the middle
of which is inclosed by an improvised
wire fence, making a circle about
twenty feet in diameter. Inside this
the drummers are seated. Outside
the wire fence is a row of benches
flanked by evergreen trees. Around
the circle are seated or standing the
spectators and those participating and
If one is a popular young brave he
is pretty likely to be invited early in
the game. A young squaw approaches
him and gives him a present, inviting
him to dance with her. Of course he
cannot refuse. He goes into the inner
circle and begins to hop with the
others. Every dancer looks out for
himself, and. the one that stays by it
the longest *s the greatest in the eyes
of the people. When one decides to
take a breathing spell and join the cir
cle cf spectators, he simply stops yell
ing and hopping around the circle,
steps out and presents his fair partner
with some present.
Many pale-face braves and squaws
are likely to be found in the charmed
circle if they join the group of spec
tators. When a pretty, young sciuaw
Invites a gallant white man to dance,
there is no such thought as refusing
her invitation. Neither must the
white girls snub the Indian braves.
As many pale-face visitors are flock
ing here today, it is expected that the
dances tonight and tomorrow will see
some amusing sights.
New recruits today made the total
number of Indians at the Springs
LIVELY SCHOOL METING
Free Text Book System Adopted at
Black River Falls.
BLACK RIVER FALLS, WIS.At
an adjourned school meeting a tax of
$6,800 was levied. Four persons were
elected directors but declined to serve.
Merlin Hull finally accepted. A. E.
Homstad was elected treasurer over
Senator McGillivray. It was voted to
adopt the free text book system, then,
pending discussion on the amount
necessary to carry it out, adjournment
was taken for three days. Those op
posed to the system started a crusade
against it, and decided to repeal the
enactment or refuse to vote an appro
priation. They faiied in both and
$1,000 was voted.
Former Mayor H. A. Bright finds
that as an officer of the First National
bank he is ineligible to the office of
presidential elector, to which he had
been nominated 'on the republican
ticket. He says he will resign from
Rev. H. E. Gierle, who has been
pastor of the Norwegian church here
thirteen years, has accepted a call in
Fillmore county, Minn., and will be
gin there on Sunday.
MILWAUKEE, WIS.The will of 'former
United States Senator .Tohn L. Mitchell creates a
trust of $500,000 for the benefit of his widow,
Mrs. Harriett G. Mitchell, and their children.
An exception is made In regard to his son David
Ferguson Mitchell, who was amply provided
for, the document says, under the will of Alexan
NEENAH, WIS,A wheel from a toy connon
wn discovered in the stomach of the 3-year-old
son of Mr. and Mrs. WllUajn Longhurst by the
use of an x-ray machine. An operation may be
necessary to remove it.
BELOIT, WIS.Rev. Mr. ColUe. aged 80. a
member of the first class to graduate from Belolt
miijTitu I'I ,'i'i,V8i yifUfi
NEW THING IN
WEBSTER CITY TO HAVE A MU-
NICIPAL DAILY PAPER.
"Father of the Council" Will Be Edi
tor-in-Chief and Other Aldermen
Members of His Staff Purpose Is
to Fight a Franchise Sought by a
Special to The Journal.
Webster City, Iowa, July 9.Web-
ster City is and always has been a mu
nicipal ownership town.
A business enterprise is to be
launched in the city next week, how
ever, which probably has not a coun
terpart in the whole United States.
It is a municipal daily newspaper, to
be known as the Daily Graphic-Her
ald, and issued from the present office
of the Weekly Graphic-Herald, the
only democratic paper in Hamilton
Webster City began its career as a
municipal ownership city many years
ago. It first acquired possession of
the waterworks. Next came the elec
tric light and power plant, then the
city heating plant, and now the pub
lishing of a daily newspaper. With
the exception of the heating plant,
all the municipal ventures of the city
have proved paying investments and
have materially lowered taxes. The
aim has always been to furnish the
product of a plant to the consumer
as near cost as could be done, and
leave a fair reserve margin.
The venture of the city into the
field of journalism has been brought
on by a red-hot gas campaign. M. E.
Springer, representing the Practical
Gas and Construction company of
Chicago, is in the city asking that
citizens vote him a franchise to erect
and maintain a gas plant. Mr.
Springer was here last year asking
the same thing. He was beaten be
cause a company of local capitalists
banded together and offered the city
$4,000 and a certain per cent of the
gross receipts of the plant for the
franchise. The latter company, of
course received the franchise, altho
at the same time the citizens ex
pressed themselves in favor of a mu
nicipal gas plant to compete with the
private corporation. Mayor F. A.
Edwards was a member of the private
company and the attorney general of
the state declared the franchise to be
illegal for the reason that no con
tract or franchise can be granted a
city official under the Iowa statutes.
This decision having defeated the
local private company, Mr. Springer
has returned to the city to ask the
citizens again to vote him a franchise.
There are two dailies here, but neither
is strenuous in its promulgation of the
municipal ownership idea, so the
council purposes next week to launch
a strictly municipal ownership daily.
Alderman J. D. Riste of the first
ward, the "father of the council," is
slated to be the editor-in-chief, and
will have several assistant editors in
the persons of otheWcouncilmen.
Charges of Inmnlty Fail.
In order to get possession of his 9-
months-old babe, I. H. Moore last
evening preferred charges of insanity
against his wife, Clara Moore, hoping
to get her into the insane asylum and
thus to secure the child. He
succeeded in putting her in an asylum
in Nebraska some time ago, and sup
posed that because she had once
been there it would be an easy matter
to have her returned. The effort was
so palpable a farce, however, that the
commissioners of insanity promptly
dismissed the matter, finding Mrs.
Moore to be as sane as any one.
Ninth Closing Exercises of Humboldt
HUMBOLDT, IOWA.By July 15
Humboldt college will have closed its
ninth successful year under the man
agement of President J. P. Peterson.
The commencement exercises begin
this evening and will be continued
thru next week and are: July 9, ad
dress by A. D. Bicknell July 10, bac
calaureate sermon, Rev. W. J. Sue
know, Fort Dodge July 14, class ora
tions July 15, class address, Rev. L.
A. Vigness, president of Pleasant
View Luther colloge, Ottawa, 111. July
15, alumni banquet. A class of forty
one, representing seven states, will be
The Fort Dodge district of the M.
E. church opened its campmeeting yes
terday in a large tabernacle at River
side park. The district comprises
about thirty-five town parishes and
many delegates and ministers will at
FORT DODGE, IOWA.Mrs. I.uclnde Bell,
colored, died last night. She was bpyond doubt
the oldest resident of Iowa, being 114 years old
last April. She lived thru a youth of slavery In
MILFORD, IOWA.Homer Wise, an old resl
dent of Dickinson county, died at his home ia
Spencer and was burled in the Milford ceme
DEADWOOD, S. D.Dr. F. B.
Schneerer and Miss Verda Phillips
were married. They will visit at
Huron and further east, and then
make this city their home.
CROOKSTON, MINN. Albert
Thorson and Miss Gussie A. Neiss
were married at the home of Mrs.
John Tufts, a sister of the bridegroom,
by Judge Wilde. An elaborate supper
was served and the evening spent in
MILFORD, IOWA.Carl Beebe
and Miss Clara Lamb were married
by Rev. Mrs. Hornaday.
THREE NEW CHURCHES
Fargo to Spend $100,000 This Sea
son for Houses of Worship.
FARGO, N. D.The Baptists will
build a $22,000 church on the site of
the present frame building on Eighth
street and First avenue S. The Broad
way Methodists have a church well
under way and the Presbyterians are
planning a new structure. At least
$100,000 will be put in churches here
T. F. Creedy, agent for the Wes
tern Express company at Balfour on
the Soo, is in trouble as a result of
liquor sales without a government
license. His is the first case of the
Soo agents to be prosecuted since the
recent action of the government to
compel the express company to take
out licenses for each station. The
government won, but the case will be
appealed. It is said the government
will prosecute all agents and the state
officials will also go after them on
charges of violating the prohibition
Jens Hukue^chargerOle Huseby with
stealing $50. They went into a cloth
In 1S51, and father of Dean George L.
died at Delavan in store. Huke'pulled off his coat to
WIFE AND SEVEN
NORGE DISASTER STRIPPED
MINNESOTAN OF HIS FAMILY.
List of Northwest Passengers, First
Printed by The Journal, of Awful
Import to Parkers Prairie Man
Who Had Worked Hard to Send for
Special to The Journal.
Fergus Falls, Minn., July 9.The
names of Mrs. Mathilda Hokanson
and seven children, on their way to
Parker's Prairie, this county, appear
in the list of those who perished in
the wreck of the steamer Norge, pub
lished in Tuesday's Journal. The
correct name is Mrs. Hokan Ivarson,
and the publication of the list was the
first intimation that the father had
that the family had been lost. The
names and ages of the children are
all correct, making identity certain.
Mr. Ivarson came to this county from
the north of Sweden about a year ago.
He has worked industriously and
sent back for his family this spring,
and was expecting them here about
Madison, Wis., July 9.Moses Block
of South Madison received news today
that his wife and three children per
ished with the sinking of the steam
ship Norge, which sank off the Scot
Mr. Block is a thrifty Russian Jew
who worked and saved the money
necessary for the passage of his fam
ily. His 10-year-old daughter was
detained at Copenhagen on account
of sore eyes, and is the only survivor.
Eldora, Iowa, July 9.Nels Band-
try on a new one and says that Huseby
took the money from a pocket in his
TRAINING SCHOOL A SUCCESS
Four Counties and the Normal Inter
ested in Work at Mayville.
MAYVILLE, N. D.The summer
training school for teachers at the
state normal school has been in prog
ress for a week. The attendance is
large. Four counties unite with the
normal is this session. Traill, Steele,
Nelson and Richland. The faculty
consists of the members of the state
normal faculty and the four county
The Traill county drain commis
sioners visited the western part of the
county to view the route of proposed
drain No. 8. This drain will be the
longest ever undertaken in the coun
ty, its length being over eight miles.
BRIDGES UNDER WATER
Otter Tail River Is Leaving Its Banks
FRAZEE, MINN.The Otter Tail
river is rising rapidly in this vicinity,
and two bridges are under water and
may be carried away. The recent rains
have been very heavy. Men are at
work trying to save the bridges. A
large party of W. C. T. U. members
were given a fright when their buss
had to go thru two feet of water on
the bridge to Perham.
The Commonwealth Lumber com
pany has a large drive of logs within
six miles of town, and it is feared the
strong current may hinder the men
from controlling the boom.
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Was a Bluff and Concealed a Profes
The reformed gambler was in a
reminiscent mood, and, finding the
ears of a "Whirl" writer wide open, he
began: "It was down on the lower
Mississippi river in the early 90's, and
the boys in the crowd were laying low
to catch some one with plenty of the
'yellow.' We had started a quiet little
game among ourselves, hoping to
draw some one on, but somehow no
one was particularly interested except
ing a quiet old preacher, who always
smiled loudly when somebody won.
Finally we persuaded him to take a
hand in the game, thinking probably
he had a few hundred that he wanted
to risk. Well, we let him win the first
hand or two, to encourage him a trifle,
and then we proposed to make short
work of him. He could handle the
pasteboards pretty well, and won u.
couple of times, and then alternated,
winning and losing. I noticed, how
ever, that he always lost considerably
less than he won. To make a long
story short, we played cards all night,
hoping against hope that the preach
er's luck would desert him, but some
how his luck stayed as long as he did.
As the dawn was appearing in the east
we gradually got wise to the fact that
the preacher was as crafty as the rest
"We played until there wasn't a dol
lar in the crowd, the meek-looking
dominie had won every cent, and we
were wrathy. I tell you we were a
sorry-looking crowd that left the
steamer that morning, kicking our
selves that a preacher bested us.
However, it wasn't so bad when we
learned the make-up was a disguise,
the sanctimonious air was worn by
*n of the most expert gamblers of the
south, who had boarded the steamer
on purpose to get in the game."
y. THE LESSER EVIL.
Cincinnati Commercial Tribune. j*T
JoeDo you like picnics so well?^
JohnNo, but if I don't go I'll have
to take care of the baby while my wife
THE GRA VE OF MANY HOPELESS IMMIGRANTS M|^
rMiMwar or' zym*jamMma&&&/&^/N&
stoe, aged 16, a brother of Ole and
Lars Sandstoe and Mrs. Emily Skare
of Radcliffe, in this county, was a
passenger on the ill-fated steamer
Norge, and relatives fear he has per
ished. He was coming to Radcliffe to
make his home with his brothers and
Sioux Falls, S. D July 9.It has
The Dressier ship has been entered
in the St. Louis contest, and the in
ventor, not unlike all other aerilists,
declares that he will win the first
The Dressier ship is oddly construct
ed. It consists of two kites, 16x18 feet
long respectively, the longer one car
rying the shorter. These kites have,
according to Dressier, a lifting capac
ity of 1,270 pounds. To the under side
of the lower kite is attached a harness
which carries a basket containing the
operator, motor and steering appara
The motor is a novelty. It is of five
horse-power, weighs but seventy-five
pounds, and Dressier says it takes its
fuel from the air. By what principle
this fuel generation is accomplished is
one of the secret claims of Dressier.
The motor is used in a dual capacity
that of driving the propeller for
ward, and again of forcing the lifting
power by creating a resistance against
the kites. The ship gathers its buoy
ancy from two aeroplanes fastehed
horizontally to its sides. The planes
are designed also to serve as para
chutes in the event of accident during
The steering gear is also novel. It
consists of three planes, one of which
is vertical, all being under full control
of the operator, who can veer them at
Whether the Dressier ship will
prove to be of any value remains to be
seen, but the claims of the inventor
have impressed many persons, Mark
Bennitt, of the Louisiana Purchase ex
position, being among those who are
optimistic of its chances of success.
The propeller is much the same In
construction as those used by Santos
Dumont and Leo Stevens, but is said
to have less resistance than either of
the others. It possesses, too, says
Dressier, an advantage not owned by
either of the othersthat of being
driven by a direct "friction clutch."
This last gives the operator more con
trol of the sparking plug which ex
plodes the calcined air contained in
the cylinders of the motor, and by
means of the clutch speed can be de
veloped at a rate that will gradually
overcome the natural resistance pre
sented by the blades of the propeller.
BENT AND UNBENT.
She was profoundly startled.
Only yesterday he had bent his gaze
upon her. Today he was looking
straight before him.
"Dear me! Perhaps it wasn't so
much bent as I thought," she faltered
with a little sob, for her pride was
STRENUOUS TIMES SINCE.
PaNow, don't ask me any more
questions. I don't see why your his
tory lessons should bother you so.
They didn't bother me when I was a
WillieWell, there wasn't so much
history made when you was a boy.
Uses Kites and Will get Its Fuel i One Habit of American Women That
From the Atmosphere.
New York World.
The renewed interest in aerial navi
gation which has been occasioned by
the arrival of Santos-Dumont and his
airship, the new No. 7, has developed
the fact that at Coney Island there is
a prospector in aerial possibility in the
person of Rudolph Dressier, a cobbler,
who has evolved an airship opt of the
"What is the umpire for?" asked
the girl, who was new to the game.
"Oh, merely to give the losing team
a chance to start something,", ex
plained the young may
developed that the third victim of the
sinking of the ill-fated Norge who was
bound for Sioux Falls, Miss Ingeborg
Oiaas, was a niece of Mrs. Mary Hole,
of this city. N. S. Johnson, also of
Sioux Falls, and Mrs. Hole contrib
uted the money for the purchase of
a ticket which was sent to the girl
so she could come to Sioux Falls.
She was 27.
HAIR COMBING IN PUBLIC
New York Sun.
"It is the most extraordinary thing
the way you women over here comb
your hair at the theaters," exclaimed
a foreigner. "I've just been watching
that girl over there.
"She has taken every comb out of
her hair, run it up the back of her
head several times and then replaced
it. Now she is patting her hair to
see that it is all as she wishes it to be.
"I've seen lots of girls over here go
thru the performance. Rather shock
ing, when you come to think of it.
Look at this oneshe's going to do the
It was a very fuzzy blonde head that
was being combed this time. A good
many sweeps of the big side comb
were needed to bring together the lit
tle frowsy curls that had sprung their
confines and were hanging down from
The girl's gestures in arranging her
hair were not in the least furtive.
They were as deliberate as tho she
were standing before the bureau at
"Can't see exactly how it ever
started," murmured the Ameri
can whose attention had been
called to her country wom
an's action. "I never do it myself,
but I'm afraid that I have seen so
many girls do it that I have become
hardened to the sight.
"I remember an American woman's
look of disgust when she saw a
Frenchman comb his mustache in
public. That's pretty bad, too but
this is in my eyes the more awful, for
one expects daintiness and charm from
women, and this energetic combing
and arrangement of hair in public
places is extremely vulgar."
Is Planned by Frenchman, Who Will
Breed Camel with Horse.
Paris Correspondent Chicago Inter
If Jacques Lebaudy fails to make
money out of his job as "Emperor of
Sahara," he ought to be able to get
one as press agent in New York. He
is the best advertised private individ
ual in Europe to-day.
Dissatisfied with the slowness of th
camels in his dominions, he announce!
that he will export stallions and marc*
from England to Sahara for inter
breeding with camels, expecting to
found a new species of animals with
the speed of the horse and the sobrie
ty and endurance of the camel.
Maitre Deglise, who has been his
lawyer, has been replaced by Maitre
Ratier, the senator from Lindre, and
a government supporter. Deglise was
dismissed because he refused to ac
cord to Lebaudy his ridiculous titles
in preparing the papers in his cases
that are coming before the courts.
French legal etiquette, however, forbids
Ratier to accept the position of the
"emperor's" legal adviser until in
formed why his confrere was dis
The French press is much amused
at the appearance of a publication
called Sahae, purporting to be the first
number of the "emperor's" new offi
cial organ, in which he assures France
of decadence, making necessary his
founding of a new domain, and also
declaring Jacques', intention, thru the
imperial procurator of Troja, to be
gin actions against Ministers Pellatan
and Andre for lese majeste.
."This living in furnished rooms,*
said the wife, "is very har.1 on the
"Very likely," replied he^ husband,
who was trying to remov, )me ink
stains from the red plush/'ettfa, "but
the children are also h?X on fur?