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TELLS OF GUILT
Bobbs, Who Stole $10,00 in Chi
cago, Feels Relieved When
Bpeoial to The Journal
Seattle, Wash., Aug. 30." I took
$3,500 in gold intrusted to me by
Charles A. Stevens & Brothers of Chi
cago and fled from the city. I am
guilty and am anxious to return to
Chicago and face the charges that have
been preferred against me."
This statement was made in the Seat
tle city jail this afternoon by Gus
"Bobbs, wanted in Chicago for embezzle
ment. Bobbs was arrested at the Wash
ington hotel Monday by Special Officer
Clark of the police department, upon
information furnished by S. S. Ander
son, a hotel clerk.
Bobbs made acomplete confession of
the crime and related detail his wan
derings smee he fled from Chicago ten
''No one was implicated with me in
**-tlie theft," lie said. ''I committed
'the crime on the spur of the moment.
I was entrusted with the package con
taining the $3,500 in gold and $6,500
in checks. A desire to possess the
wealth caused me to take the money
and leave the city.
I purchased a ticket to New York
city to throw off my pursuers and then
boarded a train for Milwaukee, pay
uig my fare on the strain. At Milwau
kee I -secured a ticket to Minneapolis,
where I remained three days. Then I
bought a ticket to Portland, but got
off the train m^ Seattle, and I have
been here ever since.
I would give anything in the world
0 undo what I have done. I have,
i MABE BY
Beach's Glycerine Hand Soap i&
great favorite with the young lady^ in
the office, the housewife at home, the
traveler on the cars, and the mechanic
at the shop.
It contains borax, glycerine and
silicon, a trio unrivaled for removing
sstains and preserving the whiteness of
jthe hands. Five cents.
7 to 17.
3.95, $3.50, $2.95
7 to 17.
Suits for the College
The very Jatest in cut and
finish. "Worsteds of shape
retaining weighty swell green
hairline striped cheviots
(Columbia's newest vogue)
dressy Thibets. Athletically
moulded styles. Center and
side vent coats. Semi-pegged
Young Men's TrousersWorsteds, Tweeds, blue
and black Cheviots and fancy striped effects,
$2.60. Boys' Fall ShirtsPercales, Madras and Cheviots,
newcolorings plain or pleated styles, 98e.
For Young Fellows
Minneapolis: 315-325 Nicollet Ave. St. Paul: 7th and Robert Sts.
Double-Breasted 2-Piece Suits
of th money I took,
but got enjoymenet ,ou of it. I
(hank a little wine, but I couldn't sleep.
I couldn't eat. I couldn't even enioy
a smoke. I was a relief when Mr.
Clark placed me under arrest. The
strain was telling on me to such an
A typically college shape. Low crown soft and mellow
bound or raw edge. Jaunty, dressy, snappy at every point.
We show "THE KERMIT" in black, brown, otter, barlow, Belgian and
pearl. Be "in on it" before the others
"Th Untersraf, A Harvard telescope type. /^s^or^arW^r End $1.5 0
extent that I believe I would have re
turned to Chicago very shortly and
given myself up."
Detective Clark left on last night's
tram for Chicago "wath. Botbs Claris
has $2.100yof the stolen funds and a
$250 diamond ring.
CRAZE FORDRINK CAUSED
Wow "Sort: Bun Special Service.
Chicago, Aug. 30.Noah M. Letts,
38 years old, manager and treasurer of
the Letts company, with offices in the
First National bank building, com
mitted suicide in the Union hotel by
taking morphine. His brother, Prank
C. Letts, is president of the National
The man left two notes, one of them
addressed to his two sons, Ned and De
lona Letts, 12 and 10 years old, and the
other to his brother.' The one to hisRogers.
sons, who are now on a farm in Tates
Center, S. D., reads: 9
To my boys. Please, for your own sake
and God's sake, never drink a drop. I
love you better than my life. But I can't
stop, and my action is for the best
Letts was divorced from his wife
three years ago Since that time
has been drinking heavily.
GHAS. A. TOWNE WILL
DEFEND MRS. YOUNG
Mew York Sun Special Service.
New York, Aug. 30.The arraign
ment of Mrs. Beatrice Young, who shot
her husband's stenographer, Mrs. Cath
erine Morgan, on Aug. 19,*in the Hotel
Imperial, was postponed until Thursday
upon request of Congressman Charles
A. Towne, who is now Counsel for Mrs.
Young. Mr. Towne wanted the post
ponement to give him time to become
acquainted with the details of the case.
OPPOSITION TO CORTELYOU
Aldrich Thinks I Not the Manis
for the Treasury.
New Tork Sun Special Service.
Washington, Aug. 30.Reliable ad
vices have reached here that a number
of senators are displeased with the
reported intention of President Roose
vselt to appoint Postmaster General
Cortelyou secretary of the treasury
Mr.sShawd 1 and other
Boys' Sturdy New School Suits
Extra serviceable pure
wool mixtures and plain
cloths. Newest colorings.
Cheviots, velours, worsteds
Full of snap and style.
Swll Norfolk Suits.
One Million Dollars
retires. Mr. Aldrich N
JAMES BEACH & SONS, Dubuque, Iowa
Makers dfthe Famous "Peosta Soa6" &
hol that Mr Cortelyo
is utterly inexperienced in financial
matters, and that with a growing defi
I cit and possibilities of internal reve
nue legislation, and of a canal bond
issue an experienced financier is
Bloomer Pant Suits
Some with double pleat, some -with, single ccTiter back pleat. Plaid-
Som with double pleat some wit single cente a
ed cheviots, plain dress weaves in black and blue.
Natty, substantial junior clothes,
$7.50, $6.50, *$3.95 and
Double Braste 2-Piece Suites.
Norfolk Suits. Bloomer Suits.
Russian Suits. Eton Suits.
Of every style, character and cut.
Materials that prove their strong
wearing power at every test.
Special construction ideas. Chil
dren's sizes, 3 to 8
boys' sizes, 8 to 16 hun
dreds in the choice
New Fall Suits, Overcoats, Top Coats, Raincoats, Hats, Shoes, Boys'
Clothes, Custom Woolens and Furs
displayed for your early inspection.
Every new feature determined for the season by leading
authorities finds expression in this advance display.
Largest, Most Complete, Best Male Fall Apparel Stocks in the World.
the Hunting ~in Minnesota Along
Northern Pacific Railway.
In the "forests of Minnesota are
fonnd deer, bears, wolves, ruffed
grduse jand ''other game. The season
w5n*o*6n be here and you ought to take
a. week: or two off and engage in this
royal sport. I twill be a bright spot in
the routine of business life, will put
you in fine spirits and improve your
health. Write or calr" for information.
G. F. McNeill, city passenger agent, 19
Nicollet block, Minneapolis, Minn.
Swellest cheviots, wor
steds and Scotch fab
rics. Thorough tailor
ing. Patterns of neat-
7 to 17.
est, non-spot-showing type. $10.00,
Russian Blouse and
For the 2J to 8 year old
youngster. Plain colors in
serges, unfinished worsteds
and novelty weaves. Fancy
tweeds and worsteds. Hand
some, tasteful, beautifully
$I0,$7.50$^ $3.95 and U.OV
Fall HatsFor Boys and Youthsnew Mashies and
Fedoras, 98e and $1.50.
K. & BlousesFancy shades, two styles collars,
worth $1.00, 48c.
New Fall CapsFor Boys of all agesPikes, Golfs,
Jap-Yachts, 25c, SOe and 98.
Latest Soft Hat
ROGERS TURNS UP
No Light Thrown on the Abandon
ment of Children Unless Due
to Lack of Money.
New York Sun Speoial Service.
Providence, R. I., Aug. 30.Mr. and
Mrs. Eogers, who strangely disappeared
from the Hotel Teneyok in Albany last
Friday, leaving their two little children
behind them in the hotel, are in Prov
idence. Eogers was identified in the of
fice of Dr. M. W. Houghton, the gov
ernment physician or this port, to
whom he applied for employment and
related a story of ill luck.
I was crazed with drink," said
I had been in bad company
in Washington and got into still worse
company in New York. I was out of
work and at the end of my resources."'
Rogers said that he has an uncle in
Milwaukee, who would come to his aid.
Rogers was advised to surrender at
once to the police. When last seen by
the physician, Rogers was waiting for
nis wife on a street corner.
PRESIDENT MAY PLY
Airship Man Talks of Giving Him a
New York, Aug. 30.President
Roosevelt may soon receive an invita
tion to sail one of the airships owned
by A. Roy Knabenshaue, the Toledo
aeronaut. Mr. Knabenshaue greatly
admires the president's daring as evi
denced by his trip last week in the sub
marine boat Plunger, and he is delib
erating whether he shall offer Mr.
Roosevelt the use of his airship.
Cannot Increase Submarines' Pay.
Secretary Bonaparte has not been
directed to increase the pay of the of
ficers and men serving on submarine
boats. There are some things that
even Mr. Roosevelt cannot do. One
that he cannot increase or decrease
the pay of a naval or army officer.
The Only Official Train
To the G. A. R. National Encampment
at Denver, Col., leaves Minneapolis
over the Chicago Great "Western Rail
way at 9:00 a.m. Saturday1,
Low Rates to California and Return
Via Chicago Great Western Railway,
Tickets on sale during the months of
May, June, July, August and Septem
ber to San Francisco, Los Angeles and
San Diego and return. Tickets cood
ninety days. Choice of routes may be
had. For further information apply, to
R. H. Heard, General Agent, corner Nic
ollet avenue and Fifth street, Minne
THEnr MINNEAPOLIS- JOURNAL:^A
I GRAND JURY
strains of America
Sept 2, ar
riving at Denver, Col., 2:30 p.m Sun
dav, Sept. 3. The train will consist of
Standard and Tourist Sleepers, free
Reclining Chair Cars and coaches.
Round trip fare will be only $17.75.
The berth rate for Standard Sleeper is
$5.50, for Tourist Sleeper, $2.75. For
further information apply to R. H.
Heard, G. A. Fifth and Nicollet av,
Gambling- Losses of Scion of the
Noted Milwaukee Family
Special to The Journal.
Milwaukee, Aug. 30.Charles Allis,
a well-known capitalist of* this city, and
a son of the late E. Allis and a
brother of William W. Allis, was
among the principal witnesses before
the grand jury today.
He is said to have testified on his
family's alleged recent experiences
with certain Milwaukee gambling men
in whose house his brother iWlliam
is said to have lost in one week sums
aggregating $50,000. Efforts to recov-.
er these losses proving ineffectual, the
matter was reported to Chief of Police
Janssen, who meeting with like fail
ure, proceeded to take steps to raid
the gambling houses of the city.
The district attorney learning of the
chief's intentions forestalled him, raid
ing the housese himself ten day ago
with the assistance of the sheriff, two
hours before the hour set by the chief.
John Xi. Slaughter, -proprietor of
I "The Turf," one of the leading gam
bling houses in the city, was also a
witness before the ."jury. A. B. Cald
well, colored, proprietor of the "Iowa
club," and George H. Brown, a colored
saloonkeeper at 42 Martin street, were
other witnesses called.
Much interest was aroused when
John Hannifin and former Police Ser
geant Adam Schneider appeared to tes
tify. Hannifin was an applicant for
the office of chief of police when Chief
Janssen was successful in getting the
place and was later transferred to the
South Side, where his talents have
found little to work upon. Schneider
was given permission three weeks ago
to resign from the force when charges
had been preferred against him.
ANOTHER HARD COAL
STRIKE A POSSIBILITY
New York Sun Special Service.
Philadelphia, Aug. 30.In spite of
President George Baer's emphatic
statement that there will be no strike
in April, 1906, when the present agree
ment between the anthracite operators
an"d the United Mine Workers, under
decision of the anthracite strike com
mission, the action of the Beading and
other coal-carrying roads in Pennsylva
nia during the last few months, indi
cates the opposite.
An official, high in the Reading Coal
& Iron company, recently declared that
by next April the company would have
on hand a supply of anthracite suffi
cient for one year. Should President
Mitchell remain firm in presenting the
miners' ultimatum to Baer at the con
clusion of the agreement now in force,
a strike will surely follow.
HONOR MISS LA F0LLETTE
She I Made Daughter of the Boer
New York Sun Special Service.
New York, Aug. 30.Miss Tola La
Fbllette, daughter of Governor La Fol
lette, now senator-elect from Wiscon
sin, was made "the daughter of the
regiment" at the Boer war, Brighton
Beach Park, amid the booming of
guns and the delighted cheers of the
Boer and British
thee playe by th
band. Many trophies of the Boer
war, priceless as mementoes, were giv
en to Miss La Follette.
110-Acre Farm in Kentucky Brings
Thirty-six Hundred Dollars.
Hodgenville, Ky., Aug. 30.Abra-
ham Lincoln's birthplace, a 110-acre
farm, was sold at auetion to R. Col
lier o New York, represented t- E.
McDermott, a Louisville lawyer, who
is thought to have bought it as an in
vestment. The price paid was $3,600,
no more than it would bring for farm
ing purposes. The property was sold
by order of the court in the bankrupt
cy case of A. W. Dennett of New York,
who had purchased it fifteen years ago
from the Creal family.
I FFONIERS Solid
oak or mahogany finish
Chiffonier, five large,
roomy drawers. French
plate mirror, Straus' price,
$14.50. Hartman's Price,
$ 8 7 5.
Straus Price Hartman Price.
$12 Chiffoniers $7-501
$14 Chiffoniers $8-50
MORRIS CHAIRSSee illustration.
Made of quarter sawed oak frame,
cushions are upholstered in the best
grade of imported French velour,
full spring seat and back. This
chair is made especially for the
Hartman stores and Is a 7
fare value at V*f I
75c down, 25o weekly.
STATE CAPITOL CONTRACT
Pierre, S. D., Aug. 30.-Ten Bids
were presented to the state capitol com
mission yesterday afternoon for theawarded
lET HABTMAH TEATHEH YOUB IEST."
At Hartman's During Great Sale of the Straus Stock
Hartman desires that every family in Minneapolis should benefit by this great sale. One-third of that great
$125,000 stock is being placed in the homes of the people at about one-half the prices formerly charged by
the Straus concern. And Hartman is putting the goods into Minneapolis homes on the easiest terms of
payment ever heard of in this city. Terms modified specially so as to assist every wage-earner's family
no matter how small their income may beto secure all the home furnishings they need while prices are so
greatly to their advantage.
In Case of Death All
When a family has a credit
account at Hartman's and the
head of that family is removed
through death, we cancel the
balance that may be due us and
send the widow or children a
receipt in full.
The people appreciate this
consideration given families
when in such trying circum
stances. This liberal policy fur
nisiies most substELXvtis.1 evi
dence of our interests in the
welfare of our customers. We
take better care of our cus
tomers than any other credit
store in the countrythere's no
question about it.
A golden opportunity for all contem
plating the purchase of rugs in the
near future. I will pay you to take
advantage of the following phenomenal
values 9x9 Art Beversible Rug, Straus' Price
$4.25. Special Sale Price 82.98
9x9 Art Reversible Rug, Straus* Price
$6.00. Special Sale price $3.75
6x9 Brussels Rug, Straus' price $13.50.
Special Sale Price &*7.9
7-6x10-6 Extra Heavy Brussels Rug,
Straus' Price $25.00. Special Sale
9x12 Extra Heavy Brussels Rug.
Straus' Price $27.25. Special Sale
9x12 Velvet Rug, extra quality. Straus'
Price $38.75. Special Sale Price, $21
22-24-26 Fifth Street South.
contract for building the foundation
of the east wing of the new capitol.
They ranged from $10,600 to $6,086.
The lowest bidder, C. Lepper, formerly
of Sioux Falls, now of Minneapolis, was
Nearl 200 Piano
They are nearly all in perfect conditionsome only a little shopwornothers, odd styles dropped from the
catalogue, a number of new pianos that have been on rental but a short time and in excellent order. Sales are
brisk. Pianos are going fast. This is a piano chance that cannot be ignored. It is one that you will regret
long as you live if you fail to take advantage of it. The sale includes such celebrated makes as Steck, Hard-
man, Krakauer, McPhail, Behning, Briggs, "Crown," Sterling, Shoninger, Kohler & Campbell, and others.
$400 Piano going for $266! $250 Piano going for $17 5
$300 Piano going for $2001 $200 Piano going for $133
Used pianos$20, $30, $40, $60, $85, $95, $115, $125, $135. Terms cash or $5 to $10 monthly
Store open evenings.
We have been trying to attract your attention the
last few days. "We have been, trying to tell you about
Mid-summer Piano sale
Have you read about it? Do you realize what this
sale holds, out to you?
Goin at About.. nflll'rnCB]
ffei its if
COMBINAT ION BOOK-
CASESMade of solid oak
or mahogany finish, French
bevel mirror, large and
roomy desk, removable
shelves. Straus' price $22
Hartman's Special Sale Price,
$14 5 0
Straus' Price. Hartman's Price
$28 00 Combination
$40 00 Combination
$55 00 Combination
HARTMAN DRESSER SPE-
CIALSee above cut.. Made in
beautifully polished golden oak.
Has double swell top drawers
and carved mirror frame
set with extra heavy bevel mir
ror. This dresser is made espe
cially for us and is of superior
quality. Straus' price on this
dresser was $22 50.
Special Sale Price
$1.50 down^ 50c weekly.
BUBONIC PLAGUE AT PANAMA.
Washington, Aug 30 Consul General
Lee, at Panama, cabled the state depart
ment today that there was one death
from bubonic plague at Panama on Sat
36 Fifth St. South
Corner Nicollet Av.