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By W. W. Jermane.
^The foregoing affidavits, orfpdes of
which -were received from Atontevideo,
in the western part of the state, form
the text for a human interest itory of
no mean sort.
Gustav Johnson, to whom they relate,
ras born in Sweden, of good
received a common school education,
or better, and shortly after becoming
of age, he found hizuself, on. the death
of his parents, in possession of his share
of a comfortable estate. The enlarged
opportunities and the freedom from re
sponsibility or restraint which accom
panied his new situation in life, instead
of calling out the "best that there was in
the young man, called out the worst.
Surrounding himself with companions of
vicious tastes and habits, and wilfully
closing his eyes $oJ#e future, he entered
1lp^ft*t# in a
THE TRUE STORY OF
JOHN A. JOHNSON
and^fous Affidivi|s Bring to Light His Sad Family
f- HlStOry-^-Kis Example a Shining Inspiration
J*\* IJI IIII! I I I
i IJb ,30J.3r-^Cer^ified copy of death register in Nicollet county, state of
Name of Deceased
Oct. 5, 1889
Place of Birth Date of Arrival in Minnesota Disease or Cause of Death
State of Minnesota,
County of Nicolletss.
In district court of said county.
I, G. A. Blomberg, Jr., clerk of the district court in and for said county
and state aforesaid, do hereby certify that the foregoing is a full and com-
plete transcript of the entries appearing of record in the register of deaths
now remaining in my said office relative to the death of the said Gustaf
Johnson and the whole thereof.
Witness my hand and the seal of the said court hereto affixed at St.
Peter, Minn., this 20th day of October, A. D. 1904.
Our .poorhotiBe is located I town of Granby.
State of Minnesota,
County of Nicolletss.
Tip Witty, being first duly sworn, on oath deposes and says that he has
resided in the county of Nicollet and state of Minnesota for the last past
forty years.' That he was personally acquainted with one Gustaf Johnson
from the year 1872 until the year 1889, in which year Gustaf Johnson died
at the Nicollet county poorhouse, being confined therein as a public pauper.
That said Gustaf Johnson was the father of one John A. Johnson, now can-
didate for governor on the democratic ticket. Further affiant saith not.
Subscribed and sworn to before me this 20th day of October, A. D. 1904.
time reduced him to want.
He had learned the trade of a black
smith in his boyhood, and this trade now
afforded him the only opportunity he
had to keep body and soul together.". In
time he found out that even as a crafts
man he could not make a living, for his
habits were such that the public could
place no dependence in him.
The blacksmith shop was finally closed
and Johnson became a common drunk-,
ard in the little town where he had been
born and where he had grown to man's
WEEK THE HOTTEST
Rival Party Managers Claim
Electoral College Majority
I New York Disputed.
Mew York Sun Special Service.
New York, Oct. .31.The leaders of
the two great political parties are en
tering upon the last week of the cam
paign with more vigor than has charac
terized any preceding stage. Both are
preparing to dispute every point all
over the country, and particularly in
the so-called "doubtful" states.
Both sides are claiming the majority
in the electoral college with more or
less assurances. The rival leaders have
begun to put forth figures claimed to be
based upon the actual results of caja
vasses, polls and personal investiga
Democrats and republicans alike lay
claim to New York. The democrats in
sist that they will carry New York for
both Parker and the state ticket.
The republicans declare the battle
practically decided in favor of their na
tional and state ticket.
Sopator McCarren, chairman of the
executive committee of the democratic
state committee, predicts there will be
a landslide in this state for Parker.
Governor Odell has received from lo
cal leaders all over the state figures
Which he aays indicate a republican plu
Both parties apparently are confident
of carrying West Virginia on both
state and national tickets, altho the
odds favor the republicans on the na
tional ticket and the democrats on the
state ticket. The large corporate influ
ences are either neutral this year or
are openly working for democracy.
The liquor vote is also solid for the
Both Claim Indiana.
Indianapolis, Oct. 31. Senator Fair
banks arrived last night and had a con
ference with his managers. Republi
cans today are predicting large major
ities for the republican ticket. Chair
man Taggart said: "Victory will be
ours one week from next Tuesday. I
am not going to predict the size of our
majority in Indiana, but it will be am
ple. I have never seen the Indiana
democracy in better shape to win 'than
it is today. We are absolutely united
Taggart Stays at Home.
New York, Oct. 31.Chairman Tag
gart of the democratic national com
mittee telephoned Secretary. Woodson
today that he would remain in Indiana
indefinitely and that he might not leave
for New York until the end of this
Judge Parker will speak tonight at
Madison Scpiare Garden and wind
the week in New Jersey, Connecticut
and New York city. There is said to
be no probability that he will speak
in any states except New York, New
Jersey and Connecticut.
Gustaf Johnson Male White
Names and Birthplace of
Place of Death
Oct. 9, 1889
G. A. Blomberg, Jr., Clerk.
G. A. Blomberg, Jr.,
Olerk of District Court, Nicollet County, Minn.
estate. All that relatives and friends
could do to accomplish his reform was
done, but little purposeh seemed
doomed to fill a drunkard's grave at an
early age, when, in 1853, an opportunity
was' given him to come to the United
Mr. and Mrs. M. G. Evenson, who had
brought up in the little Swedish
village with Johnson, and had known
him from infancy, were about to try
their fortunes in the new world. John
Son had said that if he could only get
away from the temptations of his old
home he believed it would be possible
for him to build himself up. This re
mark was repeated to the Evensons by
some third party, and, for old friend
ship's sake, they concluded that they
would give him the opportunity which
he had asked for of beginning life
over again ip America, He was with
out money or the means of securing it,
and so the Evensons provided for. hi*,
passage. This was in 1853, when John
son was 3S years of age.
dame to the United States.
Arriving in the United States the
Evensons settled in St. Peter, Minn.,
and here they were followed in a short
time by Johnson, who still manifested
a desire to reform. He went to work
Continued on Page Eight.
STRIKE WILL SHUT
DOWN COAL MINES
Illinois Engineers Will Walk Out,
Making 44,000 Miners
Chicago, Oct. 31.Coal hoisting en
gineers have served notice on the Illi
nois Coal Operators association that
every union engineer in the biftiminous
fields of the state will go on strike at
midnight tonight. Unless the walk*out
ia averted, the owners admit i will
cause a shut-down of practically every
one of the 250 mines in Illinois, and
nearly 44,000 miners, altho not directly
involved, will be thrown out of work.
Commissioner Herman Justi of the coal
operators' association, admitted that a
shut-down for ten days or more is sure
to follow the strike, altho he says there
is no danger that the miners will strike
in sympathy. The dispute responsible
for the contemplated strike consists of a
demand on the part of the Illinois Coal
Operators association, that the engineers
accept a reduction of 5.55 per cext in
wages. The miners accepted a 5V* per
cent reduction in the spring. When the
engineers determined by a referendum
vote to reject the proposed cut, the oper
ators offered arbitration, which was re
SAYS NATION'S CRIME
IS THE FACTORY GIRL
New York Sun Special Service.
New York, Oct. 31.-"The greatest
crime that America is guilty of is the
putting of young women and girls into
factories and workshops to do the work
of men," says Dr. Bernard Cronson.
He is the schoolteacher who was hissed
by women after telling them that they
were inferior to men.
''"What I want impress upon the
people of America." he adds, "is that
woman's great field is the home. This
great country is large, old and rich
enough to let the men do the hard work,
and let the women take their proper
place as our inspiration, moral leaders,
the mothers and teachers of future
generations." FOUR SHOT FROM AMBUSH
AT A LOW DANCE HALL
Valentine, Neb., Oct. 31.-Four per
sons were shot, two perhaps fatally,
at a dance hall near Fort 'Niobrara.
Kaymond J. B. Smith, a quarterblooa
Indian, and Lulu Johnson, each" re
ceived bullets thru the body from the
effects of which they will probably die.
Arthur Trumbull, livery driver, arid
John Stratton were seriously wounded.
Tne injured perBpns -were pTepartiig
to leave in a wagon when fired upon
from ambush. The two horses were
killed. The party which did the shoot-,
ing escaped. (l
HAgBQR OF VIGO, WHERE BALTIC
O N OWN VESSELS
Scouting Torpedoboats Taken for
Jap Warships When Bri^
tons Were Hit. I
New York Sun Speoial Service. ,s
St. Petersburg, Oct. 31.Itjs learned*
on high authority iEhat the Russian piin
istry of marine has definite -informa
tion that the Baltk fleet iflred upon its
own torpedoboats,.which they supposed
to be' Japanese when they suddenly
loomed out of the fog in front of the
Russian battleship division.
The torpedoboats were performing
scout duty around the squadron when
two of them appeared, near a transport
which was in front of the warshipsi
The officer of the watch at once sig
naled that he was being attacked. One
torpedoboat, maneuvering quickly,
crossed the bows the trans-port -and
escaped as soon as the firing'began.
The commander of the second torpe
doboat, as soon as he was fired upon,
thought he was attacked by Japanese
and replied with his quick-firing guns!
Several men on the nearest battleship
were wounded. The torpedoboat com
mander was -the first to discover the
mistake. He made. a. number of fren
zied signals and succeeded in getting
out of range of the fire.
IT WOULD KILL KING CHRISTIAN
He Has Worried Deeply O/ypr Anglo
Russian War. I J^P^ni
Copenhagen, Oct. 31.The Associated '%&&&
Press learns that-the North sea -affftj*'1
'deepest anxiety to Kin
Christian of Denmark, who declared
that should an'"Anglo-Russian war re
sult, it would be the cause of his death.
The dowager empress of Russia prom
ised her father, the king, to use her
freatest efforts, to prevent a conflict,
is stated that hundreds of dispatches
were exchanged between the dowager
empress and the queen of Great Britain
during tho week, and that the two sis
ters rendered great service in the cause
COLUMBUS BROKER IN STB AITS.
Columbus, Ohio, Oct. 31.Claude Meeker, a
local broker, made an assignment today, his lia
bilities being placed at $100,000 and his assets
at ?80,0O0. Failure to pay margin calls on the
part of customers Is the cause he assigns for bis
Postmaster* appointed Minnesota.Martins
ville, Lae (nil Parle county.. Julius Qualey, vice
P. A. Pederson, resigned. South DakotaVesta,
Pennington county, Clarin Lovejoy, vice Mrs.
Laura Stuck, resigned.
MONDAY EVENINp, OCTOBER 31, 1904.
UNDER I E KNIFE
Kogoro Ta&s&ira, Mikado's Min
Washington, in Appen-
to United, States,
new York Sun 8peSlv2. Service,
New York Oet.' 3&-'-Suffering from
appendicitis instead of rOjn an acute
attack o-f indigestion, as was at first
thought,- Kogoro Takahira, envoy ex
traordinary and minister plenipoten
tiary of Japan to the United States,
who fell ill in the Hotel 'Majestic'^on
Friday night, was compelled to undergo
an.operation yesterday. The operation
was performed in the hotel. He came
from under the influence of the anes
thetic well, the surgeons said, and fell
into-a natural sleep. One of the sur
geons said that apart from his age, 50
years, the general condition of the
patient was such that he should re
JEWS SAID TO PLOT COMBAT.
Gomel, Russia, Oct. 8X.^Evidence is being
adduced to prove that the whole Jewish popula
tion of Gomel was organized for an armed con
flict, the city being divided up into quarters
and arms distributed.
HALLOWEEN I3LTHE FAR EAST.
Xhe -Little Jap seems to be getting away with Jha'iafe allrisrht,'-:
ZET HALTED FOR
TERE INTERNATIONAL INQUIRY IS HELD
THE AMES JURY
READY TO QUIT
Jurors' Failure to Ask Discharge
Construed to Indicate Com
Shortly before 3 o'clock this af
ternoon, bailiffs began assembling
the attorneys in preparation for a
report from the Ames jury. A dis
agreement was predicted, tho there
were some reasons for expecting a
.The indications are that the iurors
have made the most strenuous kind
of an endeavor to "get together."
They have been out nearly seventy
hours,, Since receiving additional in
struQtiops' from Judge Simpson Saturi
day morning, no word has been heard
froxii them. They have not asked,
be discharged, and this fact alone is
evidence tMt a majority believes an
i)r. Ames, his attorney and a number
of his old-time friends, spent the morn
ing in the courtroom. Mrs. Ames was
also there part of the time. The doctor
appeared. cheerful and confident.
Judge Simpson, court officials, the at
torneys and newspaper men spent the
morning in the judge's chambers telling
stories and waiting.
E. S. Cary, attorney for Ames, is
threatening trouble for somebody on
account of evidence which he claims to
hold showing an attempt to tamper with
the iuryi |?e says he. has affidavits
^hWcSyiJi enaliiel hina^o/show improper
methods by the prosecution.
-WOVEMBSB JJIVIDEND0 PALL, jWisf
New York, Oct. 31.The November dividend
declarations already reported by industrial cor
porations sno wa- large falling off, according. to
figures compiled by the Journal of Commerce.
The total now stan.ds $13,334,377, against 17,186.-
771 in November of-last year.. The decrease is
accounted for by. the passing of common stock
dividends by three concerns.
RICH GEFT FOR PRIMATE.
-New York, Oct. 31.J. Pierpont Morgan wiU
today send to the archbishop of Canterbury a
unique souvenir of his recent visit to America.
It consists of two elegantly bound volumes of
clippings from newspapers, recounting the move
ments of the archbishop from Aug. '27, When he
arrived in New York, to Oct. 14, the date Of his
arrival in England upon his return Journey^
BARBYMORE CLINGS TO LITE.
New York, Oct. 31.The report that Maurice
Barrymore is dying is denied by the authorities
at the Long. Island home, of which he is an
inmate. That there Is no hope ot bis recovery
has long been understood, but his condition at
present is the same as it has been for months
longer, the courtl accepteed the reportt
and discharged the jurors.
Movement of Ovama's Men from
West to East Mystifies
Disagreement Is Permitted and the
Jurors DischargedAll Ames
Cases Will Probably Be
Another Ames disagreement! For a
third time a .-jury has been unable to
reach a decision on the guilt or inno
cence of the former mayor.
After being out since 6 p. m. Friday,
the last dozen men to whom the evi
dence was submitted have just come in
and Tepprted no verdict.
Ieemiiif i useess to kep them ou
Make Another General Attempt
on Posts Defending Port'
IS KEPT GUESSING
Chi-fu, Oct. 31, 2 p.m.The general
assault upon Port Arthur which began
in a preliminary way on Oct. 24, de
veloped i,uto a fiercely jfaglfig battle
^Mfl^^e^|!^0*$i$g i sliitheVtQ
infallible authority, th& Japanese fhing
PT'P^^ against the Russians in?
their third attempt *t^ secure,,:.,a coni
mandin^position. The resuwt of the
fighting is unknown, but it is being
On Oct. 26 Japanese shells let fire to
the only smokeless'- powder magazine in
Port Arthur. Portions of the town
caught fire, the conflagration continuing
the whole day.
The Japanese consider the progress
of the siege to be highly satisfactory.
The Japanese have been preparing for
this assault for a month. It is believed
that the Japanese did not expect to
capture the town on this occasion, but
to accomplish^nother important forward
step. This plan was adopted follow
ing the first assault, when thousands of
lives were sacrificed in an attempt to
swarm over the ortifieatibns by a mere
force of numbers-regardless of Joss.
This assault, like the previous one,
was a climatic incident of weeks
of trench digging,' gun mount
ing and small engagements. In
the opinion experts the a swill
sault will cease when the Jap
anese have secured such positions
as will enable them to creep steadily
closer under the noses of the Bussian
guns. It is believed that two more gen-'
eral assaults-'will be necessary before
the distance between the belligerent
lines is sufficiently shortened to make
an attempt to enter the main forts and
make the end the siege practicable.
Drop Shells in Harbor.
On Oct. 24t having made every possi
ble preparation,- the Japanese opened
fire with their artillery along the whole
line incidentally continuing their daily
practice of dropping shells into the har
bor. The Russians replied, the sounds
as of distant thunder telling the inhab
itants of Port Dalny that the long-ex
pected assault on the fortress was immi
nent. The bombardment continued
furiously until the afternoon of Oct.
26, when the Bussian guns on E-tse, An
tse and Bih-ling mountains became
At 4 p.m. that 'day, a regiment of
Japanese swept out from behind a re
cently captured hill adjacent to Bih-lung
mountain, and advanced on the Bussian
trenches, lying between Bih-lung moun
tain and the railroad, occupying them
after hours of fighting. The Buseians
stuck to their posts till the Japanese
'were within a few yards, both sides
hurlinghand pjrenacLea a each other.
The Japanese infantry are now using
mechanical devices which enable them
to throw grenades with great accuracy
In tlie meanwhile another body of
Japanese assaulted the trenches on the
slope of Bih-lung mountain. The Jap
anese trenches extended to certain por
tions or the slope and stopped some dis
tance above the extreme Japanese out
post where the ascent of Bih-lung moun
tain became almost perpendicular
Charged Up Mountain slope.
Bussian trenches seamed the slope. To
advance against them over an unbroken
slope which was mined even without
Bussian resistance, would have been a
difficult task, but the slope had been
torn up, great holes having been blown
in it at various places by the bombard
ment, and the Japanese availed them*
selves of these indentations which of
fered combined foothold and protection
against bullets. In the meanwhile the
fire of all the available artillery was di
rected against the Bussian trenches.
The Bussians eventually retired, where
upon the Japanese in thirty minutes
constructed trenches sufficient to shield
themselves/. The Bussians exploded
mines, but, the Japanese say, without re
One company of Japanese engaged in
this fight aroused general complimen
tary comment for its remarkable cool
ness, executing, the.various maneuvers
for the purpose of securing shelter with
automatic exactness as i on parade.
Bussian Sortie Repulsed, ^'vci-
Upon the retirement of their troops
the Bussians eponed fire from Llao-ti 09*4 j^aUws^U*'*-
This indecisive result of a keen andu
yirogous prosecution probably means'J
that A. A. Ames will not again be tried i
and that the ten indictments againsV/
him will be nolled. 5\
The district judges believe that each
successive disagreement decreases the
probability of any future verdict and as
trial expenses are heavy there i a
strong Bentiment on the Toencn against
future attempts at conviction. ,j*
mountain and that night they made a
sortie. But the Japanese had in the
meanwhile brought machine crun&
with: which the sortie was repulsed.
Except for the knowledge that the
bombardment was continued, all infor
mation covering the progress between, .v"
Oct. 27.and,Oct. 29, is lacking, but pre/
sumably it is much of the same characg
ter as that just described. $
The Japanese operations gradually as
sumed the proportions of a general all
tack yesterday. The fighting is re-.
ported to have been most severe from/
Bih-lung mountain down along the
whole east side of the town.
The stories of Bussian prisoners "9$|
agree, however, in saying they have'
often been disappointed. General'
Stoessel has been endeavoring to cheef'
them by promising the early advent 05
the Bussian second Pacific squadroa
and relief from- Greneral KuropatkiU. --M
The constant failure of- these hopes to ~'M
the soldiers, ^M
Stoessel is quoted as saying that while
a thousand men were left he would-not
Since Oct. 6 the Betvizan, Poltavie
and Per^sviet have often been hit and
one stepfflcrused in'Sweeping for mines
was sun&rxQtie gun of the electric hill
b^ei^aW^oneVon fMarbie hill have 1
been msmounted try?JapscireSe shells.
Th orewipf the'"jEtussian torpedo boat
the question of the genuineness of in
formation conveyed to responsible per
sons in this city. From a source that
does not seem open to the slightest
doubt the news has come that two men
saw the turfman kill himself.
All that is lacking is the personal
corroboration of convincing statements
that have been, already set forth in writ
"Following this will come the legaj,
steps which will give Miss Pattersofl
freedom after five months in a cell,1"
awaitinc trial on a charge 01 murder ii
the first degree.
"JffEE KIRKER" SCOTS
AFTER THEIR CHURCHES
harbo*. Augl' 12' byr, the Japanese, is
preparing* to go to Shanghai and join
the crew of the- protected cruiser
Stoessel Says Japs Approach,
St- Petersburg, Oct. 31A telegram
from-\General. Stoessel dated Oct. 14
The enemy, with 11-inch guns, keeps up
Continued on Second Page. ,^iV,
NEW TALE OF TfiAGEDY W
MAY FREE ACTRESS I
Wew York Sun Special Service, 3
New York, Oct. 31.It is extremely im
probable that the innocence of Nan Pat
terson of the shooting of Cesar Young fj
be.proved in the next twenty-four i
hours. A.11 that stands bet-ween the
actress and release frjom the Tombs is
Edinburgh. Oct. 81.The Free church-V
ers, nOw commonly called the ""WW
kirkers," owing to. their paucity of
numbers, have taken steps to put in
operation the decision of the house of
lords, giving them control of the Free
church property. They have served the
general trustees of the United Free
church with a notice to quit, and hand
over all the church property, including
assembly hall, three colleges at Edin
burgh, Glasgow and Aberdeen alLthe
missions abroad and the churches and
manses in Scotlandi numbering 1,100,
and valued at $55,000,000.
BBITONS PATROL STRAITS
Warships Will Stop Colliers and Will
Escort Mail Steamers.
Special to The Journal.
London, Oct. St.A dispatch front
Gibraltar says the British fleet halt
been ordered to patrol the Straits 4
Gibralter and intercept all British col
liers bound for ports other than Gib
ralter. A warship will escort mail
steamers on passage thru the straits.
A .St. Petersburg.dispatch to the E &
change Telegraph company says thax
it is rumored that ostensibly owing to
ill-health, Admiral Bojestyensky will
return "to ..Russia. .The true reason,
howeveri'is that satisfaction may fe*
rendered thereby to Great Britain.
The dispatch also ays Admiral
Bojestvensky is ill and has landed at
The admiralty estimates that twenty^
eight British battleships and seventy*
five-other warships were mobilized
within four days when the Anglo*
Russian crisis was most acute.
DAN X.EXO, COMEDIAN, DEAD.
Loudon, Oct. 81."Dan" Leno, the princitwl
attraction. at the Drury Lane pantomimes fo.
manj- rears, and the. moat noted music ball
comwiliui In tbia country, died today taenrt
failure. Leno broKe aorm mentally in 1908.
but reoorered nffldently to appear at Dnu
Lan at Ghriatmaf. Hi mahrfr reatntlr dersl*