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E. W. Day of Toronto Buys 120,000 Acres for $750,000-
lish Capitalists Also Treating for Large Tracts
Sales and Customs and Clearing
pacfol to The Journal.
Winnipeg, Man. Aug. 6.One of
the largest individual transactions in
land ever recorded in the west, in
volving $750,000, was completed this,
week by E W Day of Toronto, says
the special correspondent of the Com
mercial West of Minneapolis. has
secured all the Canadian Pacific rail
way land In twelve townships, about
120,000 acres, the district beginning
at a point forty miles east of Wetas
kiwin, Alberta, and going towards the
Battle river. The territory is wa
tered by two fine lakes, and the Ca
nadian Pacific is building a branch
line eastward into the district. Mr.
Day is alone in the deal.
J. Coley-Bromfleld, Brighton, Eng.
Chicago of the West
WORKED AS MAN
FOR HER CHILD
Woman Masquerader's Secret Re
vealed, Proves She Died a
Cheyenne, Wyo., Aug. 6.An in
vestigation by the county authorities
has brought to light the real secret
regarding the life of the woman who
died in the county hospital here
"Wednesday night after masquerading
for nearly a year as a man and doing
a man's wo rk in the railroad shops
here. The story reveals an exhibition
of matern al love rarely equaled arid
never excelled in the history of this
The true name of the woman is
Mrs. Nancy A. Hughes, and her
former home is in Carthage, Mo.,
where she has a daught er living. It
was for the sake of this little girl
the mother laid aside her sex, lost
her identity and finally succumbed to
the dread disease, cancer, con
tracted as the result of her hard
She came to Cheyenne three years
ago with her husband and daughter.
Two years ago Hughes was killed
in an accident in the railroad
yar ds here, where he was employed,
"and the widow expendedVall of her
money in defraying the expenses of
the funeral. The little daughter was
sent back to live with relatives in
Carthage, while the mother sought
employment here. Later the child, as
the result of reverses experienced by
the relatives, was thrown upon her
own resources and in despair the
mother donned male attire, being un
able to find employment at re
munerative wages, entered the rail
road shops here and for several
When worn out with the day's heat
there is nothing so refreshing and
for the Round Trip
JZE4 VY SALES OF ALBERTA LANDS
Fifty feet Portage East, almost adJ
NOTRE DAME-135 feet in this street-bou
Dollars a foot. Property in this vicinity held at
RENTALS-We are Rental Agents for the
tutions. Write us if you own any property in th
Estate and Investment Agents,
who Is acting for British capitalists
in a proposal to acquire a million
acres of land in New Ontario for set
tlement, has Interviewed the immi
gration department, and it is likely
that his proposition will be consid
Manitoba was visited last week by
several prominent United States grain
me n. This party consisted of James
A. Patton of Chicago, known as the
"oat king" Charles E Lewis, L.
Hock and John A. Nelson of Minne
apolis and C. E Wheeler of Fargo.
With Premier Roblin, they made a
tour in a special train thru the lead
i ng grain-growing districts in the
province. I was Mr. Patton's first
visit to the Canadian west, and he
COME AMD SEE
T i. ents bound to make money for purchasers.
wt Zl^^fZ^L^ZSltl^^^b^^ by the T. Eatoi Co, with buildings
We oner 180 feet frontage opposite
rent*! for $3^00 per annu^at
months worked with the 600 em
ployes of the Uni on Pacific and dr ew
wages under the name of Tom Max
field, machinist's helper.
A her health began to fail she
was compell ed to give up her position,
but secured work at odd jobs, living
in a little hut near the stockyards.
Two weeks ago her condition became
dangerous and she called in a physi
cian and revealed to him the secret of
her sex but still refused to confess
her identity, for fear her daught er
would learn of her actions. The phy
sician told the woman the nature of
her awful malad y, and last Monday
she was taken to the hospital under
the name of Tom Maxwell and died
Wednesday night, when her secret
was made public. Not until later,
however, was it ascertained what a
great sacrifice the woman had made
for love of her daughter, giving her
life in order that she might send
funds to her daught er for her educa
The remains of the woman were in
terred in the city cemetery here.
The re were no mourners, and no
services were read over the grave of
one of the world's martyrs.
BILLIARD BALL IN
HIS MOUTH AN HOUR
Philadelphia, Aug. 6.It took
three physicians nearly an hour and a
half to remove a billiard ball from the
mouth of Joseph Johnson, colored,
last night. Johnson is employed in a
pool and billiard-room and is noted
among the patrons of the place for
his big mouth. "When one of them
entered last night he offered to bet
the negro he could not put a billiard
ball in his mouth. Johnson had
visions of making a dollar easily, so
took the bet. After several minutes'
hard work he succeeded in getting the
ball in, but when he came to get it
out the ball refused to budge.
The negro could not move his jaws
in the slightest degree. Several of
those in the room gave him assist
ance, but still the ball remained firm,
and Joe had to be taken to St.
won the dollar and several
others which the patrons of the pool
room gave to make up a purse.
$ 13 to St. Louis and Return.
Coach excursion tickets on sale
every Monday via Minneapolis & St.
Louis Railroad, the only line running
direct to the gates of the World's
Fair. For further information call at
424 Nicollet avenue, Minneapolis, J.
G. Rickel, City Ticket Agent.
$6 $6 $ 6 $ 6 $ 6 $ 6
Via the So Line every day in August.
The rate is made for parties of five
or more on one ticket. Ticket office.
via the "True Scenic Route"
Datss of Sale August 15 to 18 inc. Return Limit 60 Days.
Stopovers allowed, within limit, giving opportunity to visit
Banff, Laggan, Field, Qlaoler or any other point
you may fancy. You are offered the grandest mountain
scenery in the world via the Soo Pacific Lino,
MINNEAPOLIS ST. PAUL
11 9 South 3d Street. 379 Robert Street.
expressed himself as highly delighted
with the prospects.
Customs, clearinghou se and
sales returns for the month of July
show the same continued growth and
are the best indications of the finan
cial conditions of this country. I
clearinghouse returns there was an
increase of 21 per cent over Ju ly a
ye ar ago and the increase for the
last week in Ju ly over last year was
41 per cent.
In customs receipts for Ju ly the re
turns were $289,000an increase of
$23,000 over a ye ar ago The home
stead entries were nearly 2,400, while
the Canadian Pacific realized $250,000
from the sale of 58,000 acresan av
erage price of $4.50 an acre.
The revenue of the Winnipeg post
office for this year will be over $250,-
000an increase of nearly $60,000
from last year.
SOMETIMES SO. s
Detroit Free Pres..
"So Mrs. Nagsby married a nobleman. What
Is bis title?"
"He hasn't any. His nobility consists In the
fact that he married her."
Town and Country.
"I tell you he doesn't want it known that
he's an actor. He's ashamed of his sublime
"What proof bare yon?"
"Why does he wear a mustache
More building in Winnipeg than any city of
its size in Canada or the United States.
Better prospects, bigger openings.
to be one of our leading retail streets-Ninety
i A merchants' Bank and many other prominent insti
Hundred to One^ Hundred and Fifty
Pm O. Box 627m
YALE NEGRO NAMED
TO PHI BETA KAPPA
New Haven, Conn., Aug. 6.A noti
fication of his election to membership
in the Phi Beta Kappa society has
just been received by William Pick
ens, the young colored man who grad
uated with hono rs at Yale a month
It is customary for the men elected
to receive notifications during com
mencement week. I explanation of
Picken s' failure to receive the elec
tion to which he seemed eligible as a
high-stand man, it was giv en out at
the time that the society had adopt ed
a rule that men who had not entered
college when the class as a whole en
tered shou ld not be entitled to elec
tion except by special conse nt of the
society. I was said that this rule
barred Pickens, but now the society
seems to have made an exception in
is case. is the only colored man
belonging to the society.
National Encampment, G. A.
The Nickel Plate Road will sell
tickets, August 12th 13t and 14th
at $17.75 for the round trip from
Chicago, via direct lines, with sto p
over at Niagara Falls and Chautauqua
Lake, if desired, within final limit.
Also, if preferred, rate of $20.70 be
tween same points for the round trip
via New York city and boat, with
liberal stop over returning at that
point. Tickets good on any train on
above dates and also on special train
from Chicago at 8 a.m., August 13th
Final return limit September 30th.
Meals served in Nickel Plate dining
cars, on American Club Meal Plan,
ranging in price from 35c to $1.00
also a a carte. City ticket office
Chicago, 111 Adams St. Chicago
depot, a Salle St. Station, corner "Van
Buren and a Salle Sts., on the Ele
vated Loop. Write John Y. Calahan,
General Agent, 113 Adams St., Room
298, Chicago, for reservation of
berths in through standard and tourist
sleeping cars, and other detailed in
Official Route Minneso ta Escort As
sociation to Boston.
Morgan Post and Drum Corps,
which is the official escort of Depart
ment Commander Harrison White,
will, leave for Boston via the Minne
apolis & St. Louis in a special train of
Pullman, Standard and Tourist Sleep
ers, Chair Cars, etc., Friday, Aug 12,
6:30 p.m. and arrive at Boston 3:00
p.m., Aug. 14. For rates, sleeping
car reservations or information, call
or address L. E Carpenter, Com
mander Morgan Post, No. 421 Bank
of Minneapolis Building, or E W
Mortimer, Past Department Com
mander, No. 424 Nicollet Ave Min
to Seattle, Tacoma,
gg. THE MINNEAPOLIS JOURNAL.
Western Canada the andInvestorsPI*P'^^E'-Wf^f^?
Training the Little Reptiles Latest Society
Fad In London.
i London Mail.
The latest craze in society is to make a
pet of the small green French frog, num
bers of which are being sent over from
Paris for frog parties.
These strange pets are not much bigger
than a sixpence and the average cost
varies from 8 shillings to 1 pound 1 shill
ing, at which price the vender no doubt
secures for himself a substantial profit.
One would scarcely credit the frog with
the possession of a vfcstamount of intelli
gence, but ladies who have kept them are
of the opinion that the frog is far from
a stupid animal, for by the exercise of
STAND I S THE BEST, E SAYS, I N
Good Harvest Will Add Seventy Mill-
patience they can be taught many clever
tricks. It is a most amusing sight to see
the quaint little reptile jumping thru a
row of rings. The frogs, after their edu
cation has been perfected, are placed on
a table, and in front of each frog is placed
a small ring, not much larger than a wed
ding ring, and then, without the slightest
prompting, the frogs commence to jump
thru the rings, and continue their per
formance as long as there remains a ring
to jump thru. A frog race, With, say,
eight rings to negotiate, forms an. amus
ing spectacle for a children's party.
Write for Maps Showing Location.
GARUTHERS, JOHNSTON & BRADLEY
471 Main Street, Winnipeg, Man,
Jons of New Wealth to .th Re-
sources of tfie Canadian Northwest
Other Reports from Variant
Sections of tjhe Northwest.
Special to The JouMial.
Winnipeg, Man. Aug 6.Premi er
Roblin, who has been in the country,
expresses himself as delighted with
the appearance of the crops. Re
ferring to those on his own farm and
in its neighborhood, he said:
"The crop looks better than any
other for perhaps the last ten years.
The straw is good and the appear
ance of the heads is most promising.
"By the way," he said, "I see that
the estimate sent by Clark of the Chi
cago Grain Dealers' Journal gives us
70,000,000 bushels of wheat this year.
I believe that is a conservative esti
mate. But even taking it at that, it
means at present prices that the total
val ue of grain and other products
raised by farmers this ye ar will
amount to $70,000,000.
"This is a tremendous addition to
the wealth of the west. I does not
mean merely that so much money
will be put in circulation as it might
be by doing business among ourselves.
It means the addition of that great
sum to our store of wealth. I is not
merely passing arou nd the money
already here or exchanging with each
other goods we already have. I is
new wealth which did not exist be
forecreat ed and brought forth, as it
were, out of the soil."
ROCK HAS GOOD CROPS
Some Rust, hut the Damage I Com
Special to The Journal.
Luverne, Minn., Aug. 6.-All the
oats in Rock county are in the shock.
Much of the barley is stacked and
some threshing is being done. Both
barley and oats are a splendid crop.
Some complaint has been heard of
black rust in wheat fields, but an ex
haustive examination indicates that
the damage will be comparative ly
light. About one-fourth of the wheat
fields in the county are affected and in
these the loss in yield will probably
be about 25 per cent.
Yankton's Fine Yields.
Special to The Journal.
Yankton, S. D. Aug. 6.Threshing
has begun in Yankton county and the
crop of oats is being hauled to mar
ket. The quality is above the aver
age of last year. The first five loads
brought to Yankton tested thirty-two
pounds to the bushel and were No. 1
in every respect. The average yield
is sixty bushe ls to the acre. The rust,
which so seriously damaged the wheat
crop in other portions of the state,
was too late to be very harmful in the
southern counties. Fields which were
expected to go twenty and twenty-two
bushels are turning out from eighteen
Good Average of Oats.
Special to The Journal.
Sleepy Eye, Minn., Aug. 6.Farm-
ers are almost thru harvesting. Wheat
is slightly damaged by rust. Some
oats have been thresh ed and the yield
will average about sixty bushe ls to
The Graeco-Roman chariot in the Met
ropolitan Museum of Art, Ne York, one
of the new exhibits, has excited great in
terest among artists and archaeologists.
Its preservation was due to the fact that
it was buried by the ashes of Vesuvius.
Many other treasures were found in the
same neighborhood, seme of which Baron
Rothschild bought and presented to the
Louvre. The chariot in question is two
wheeled and is perhaps the rarest in the
Hudson bay is the third largest Inclosed
marine area in the world, being next in
size to the Mediterranean sea and the
Carribbean sea, and a bill is now be
fore the Ottawa parliament to change its
name to the Canadian sea, "for good po
litical and national reasons, and to assert
Canadian supremacy over the waters of
the bay and the adjoining territory."
American whalers from New Bedford.
Mass., are practically the only people
who have frequented the bay for the last
.thirty years. ,-u*iw #!'??&
Many of these little reptiles live in the
lap of luxury, and their appetites are
tempted with the delicacies of the season,
such as slugs, caterpillars and earwigs.
They are usually kept in a large bottle
with a little water at the bottom, and the
ladies sometimes have special stands built
on which their pets' residences stand.
Splendid wheat Lands,
3 miles from station,
.25 Per Acre
BABY IS BAROMETER,
ELECTRIFIED BY BOLT
West Chester, Pa. Aug 6.An in
fant child of Thomas Parker of
Lenape was recently rendered uncon
scious by an electric bolt which struck
near the house, and subsequently
turned black over the body. The
child was brought to the Chester
county hospital and recovered.
Since then, however, it has acted
as a sure baromet er for an approach
i ng storm. Immediately preceding the
approach of a thunderstorm the
child will turn purple about the
mouth, while its face becomes quite
dark and remains so until after the
storm passes. I is a phenomenon
that no one appears to understand.
The public debt of Russia is $3,300,000,-
000 her gold reserve is about $400,000,000
and there is perhaps $340,000,000 in gold
in circulation in the empire. M. do Witte
said recently In a meeting of the council
of state: "The imposition of direct and
indirect taxes upon population has
reached the last possible limit. To lay
any further burden upon the tax-paying
power will not only be fruitless of results,
but can hardly be regarded as permissible
In the present economic condition of the
Flogging Is still allowed in English pris
ons as a punishment for mutiny of vio
lence, but recently published statistics
make it doubtful whether even in these
extreme cases corporal punishment serves
ths purpose for which it is intended.
The only important independent states
now remaining in Africa are Abyssinia
August 6, 1904.
ILT-EDGED WINNIPEG INVEST
AND A CHOICE LIST OF RICH WESTERN CANADIAN LANDS
CALL ON OR WRITE TO
THE FINALE AT HARRIET
PARK BAND CONCERTS FOR NEXT
WEEK WILL CONTAIN MANY AT
The re is a growing feeling of re
gret that next week's concerts by the
Park band at Lake Harriet will close
the season. I the last two weeks the
audiences have been growing and
have been evincing a constantly in
creasing enthusiasm and appreciation
of the band and its efforts.
Next week Monday evening will be
characterized by the third musical
comedy program of the season. These
programs have attained extraordinary
vogue and that of Monday evening
will be the richest of any that have
yet been given.
Tuesday and Friday evening's pro
grams will be signalized by wpecial
vocal music. O Tuesday evening,
Gustave Holmquist, formerly of this
city, and who has become one of the
best known of the younger bassos in
Chicago, will sing "Why the Na
tions," from "Messiah," and a group of
songs. The soloist for Friday even
ing's concert is yet to be announce d.
On Wednesday evening Mr. Ober
hoffer will repe at Rossini's "Stabat
Mater," and the music of "Parsi
fal" will be the characteristic feature
of Thursd ay evening's concert.
The program for Saturday night
wili be made up of music selected by
the public, concerning which the par
ticulars will be shortly announced.
Tonight's concert at Lake Harriet
will be devoted to characteristic and
descriptive music. The programs for
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Proposition by the Manitoba
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Wheat farming is to you the ideal method of farm-
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tonight and tomorrow are as fol
Characteristic march, "The Yankee
"The Forge in the Forest" Michael!
a In the Spinning Room Eilenberg
Indian War Dance Bellste.de
"Jolly Fellows" waltz Vollstedt
"A Hunting Scene" (with yocal effects) Bnccalosl
Orertnre, "Zampa" Herold'
Trumpet solo, trumpeter's farewell song
from "Trumpeter of Sakkingen" Neselesi
"God Guard Thee, Love"
Tower scene from "II Trovatore". Verdt'
Messrs. Bellstedt and Kenney.
"The Humors of Donnybrook" Volt!
PART I. /M
March, "El Capitan" Serosa
Overture, "Tancredi" Rossini i
Waltz, "Moonlight on the Hudson" Beyer
Trombone solo, "The Palms" Faure
PART II. vg
Selection from "Yankee Consul" Robyn
Gavotte, "Charming" Bogettl
Flower song, "Hearts and Flowers" Tobani
Grand Polonaise from "Mignon" Thoma_,*!i"s
Tomorrow Evening. J-g
PART I. A
March, (dedicated to W. L. Harris,
Overture, "Stabat Mater" Rossini
Grand FantaBia, "Crerae de la Creme" Tobani
Funeral march (by request) Chopin
Waltz, "Homage to the Ladies" Waldteufel
Cornet solo, "Fantasia OriKinale" Bellstedt
Airs from "Prince of Pilsen" Ludera
Characteristic piece, "Awakening of the
Gems from "Bohemian Girl" Balfe
The government of Holland has intro
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sons under 18 are prohibited from enter
ing a publichouse, unless accompanied by