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MOODY HAS PLAN
I^ OB FIXING RATES
Attorney General Files Annual Re
port Proposing Remedy for
Rebating Evil.
Washington, Dec. 4.Attorney Gen
eral Moody's annual report to con
gress, submitted today, deals fully and
clearly with the railroad question and
suggests remedies along lines that
President Eoosevelt favors,
Mr. Moody would add imprisonment
as an alternative punishment for vio
lation of the Elkins law, whi ch now
only imposes fines. The great dif&culty
"before the attorney general's depart
ment now lies in finding evidence. Or
dinarily this can be obtained only thru
he confession of one or the other of
the guilty parties. "Officials of rail
roads have in general terms assured me
of their willingness to aid the depart
ment in everj' way in enforcing the
provisions of the law against rebates,
discriminations and departures from
published iates," says the attorney
general with a touch of sarcasm, "but
have declined to render the only assist
ance that would be of the slightest val
ue, namely, the furnishing of evidence
proving the offense."
The department is willing to accept
the evidence of either party to a viola
tion of the law in efforts to punish the
other party, and offers freedom from
prosecution as an inducement for such
evidence, but, the report says, offenders
shrink from betraying their confeder
ates.
Bate Remedy Suggested.
Mr. Moody sets forth his rate remedy
for present conditions in the following:
"If the power, upon complaint, to fix
a future maximum rate and put it into
effect within a reasonable time, subject
to appeal to the courts, should be given
to some administrative body created by
congress, a weapon against discrimina
tory practiceb, much more potent than
any now available, would be put into
the hands of the government. Upon
proof that a lower rate had been given
to some
clothed with the power
maximum rate might well determine
that the rate which the railroad could
afford to give to the preferred shipper it
could afford to give to all shippers in like
situation. Such a finding, it could be
predicted with certainty, the courts
upon appeal would not reverse, for no
better evide'n'ce of the legality and jus
tice of the rate thus fixed could be
found than in the action of the carrier
itself. It would be difficult for the
carrier to maintain that a rate actually
charged by it was confiscatory or un
just.
Bankruptcy Laws.
preferred shipper, the body
nt power to fix a future
A brief -but inteiesting part of the
attorney general's report relates to the
Opeiation of the bankruptcy law, as
follows:
"The pie&ent bankruptcy law has
now been in operation for seven years,
Pnd while the earlier reports of its
practical operation show that from 18,-
D00 to 21,000 voluntary cases were filed
annually foi several years after its en
actment, the last few years show a
gradual decrease the number of peti
tions. During the pats year 13,852 pe
titions were filed, which is about the
same as weie filed in the year preced
ing. The number of involuntary peti
tions has gradually increased as the
legal profession becomes familiar with
tts provisions and advantages. Of this
slass of cases. 3,094 proceedings were
Instituted during the past year.. The
law seems to be meeting with general
approval on the part of the commercial
interests of ih& country."-?
PU LD OPEN LOWER
BRULE INDIAN LANDS
By W. W. Jermane.
Washington, Dec. 4.Representative
Burke today introduced a bill for open
ing a portion of Lower Brule reserva
tion, embracing 58,000 acres. I pro
rides foi appraising of the land and sale
iinder the homested law at not less than
.'he appraised value. Burke and Mar
tin introduced bills for public buildings
it Huron, Watertown, Mitchell and
Lead to cost $175,000 each.
"Representative Buckman introduced
i bill for a public building at Brain
ird, to cost $(5,000. He today secured
die appointment of E. E. Ruggles of
Dsakis, as messenger in the -house of
representatives.
A statement furnished the South Da
cota delegation of the sales of lands in
the Rosebud leservation, by CoT*rnis
uoner Richards, is as follows: AnBunt
land entered to Sept. 30, 340,061
icres money received therefor, $332,-
512 lands granted to state under
jehool grant, 29,543 acres amount due
Indians for state lands, $73,858.
SUNDAY LAW, HITS
ACTORS' CONTRACTS
ournal Special Service.
New York, Dec. 4.The -theatrical
ofessio is greatly woiried over a ju
hcial decision^just "handed down, which
lolds that a vaudeville performer may
lot recover damages for breach of con
Tact when the agreement called for
Sunday performances, since all Sunday
ixhibitions aie contrary to law. Any
ion tract entered into for a Sunday per
'ormance must be considered null and
'oid.
The case in which this decision was
endere is that of Fred Hallen. an ac
or, against Thompson & Dundv, pro
irietors of the Colonial Music hall, for
3ie recovery of $300 damages for al
eged breach of eontiaet. The evidence
howed that Mr. Hallen agreed to ap
lear at the Colonial Music hall,
sserted that Thompson & Dundy
efore the completion of his contract
ailed for his resignation, and upon his
efusal discharged him, asserting that
Jider the Sunday law his contract was
oid.
NOBEL PRIZES AWARDED
'o Sienkiewicz I Given the Prize for
Literature Koch Honored.
Stockholm, Dec. 4.The Nobel prizes
ommittee is understood to have de
ided to award the prize for literature
Henryk Sienkiewicz and the prize
or medicine to Professor Robert Koch.
HASTINGS, MINNFire destroyed the resl
fcnee of Fiedenck Drafter in Douglas, occupied
Joseph Gruse. Loss $2,000, partially insured.
A Bad Stomach
'essen the usefulness and mars the hap
ilness of life.
It's a weak stomach, a stomach that can
iot properly perform its functions.
\Among its symptoms are distress after
ating, nausea between meals, heartburn,
(elcning, vomiting, flatulence and nervous
ieadache. rfood'sSarsaparilla lares a bad stomach, indigestion and dys
epsia, and the cure is permanent*
Accept no substitute. ^r..Jx*
CZAR'S CAPITAL5
STILL CUT OFF
Continued From First Page.
factories will be opened. This will
leave the hands of the government free
to deal with the telegraphers.
M. Sevastianoff, superintendent of
posts and telegraphs, tonight issued a
notice to all telegraph and post em
ployees that unless they returned to
work tomorrow they would be dis
charged and their places filled. The pre
fect of SI. Petersburg, General de Diou
lin, also issued a proclamation warning
walking delegates and agitators that
any attempts to dissuade employees,
either of private or public concerns, by
threats of violence to leave the fac
tories, mills or public institutions, would
lead to their arrest and the imposition
of a fine of $250 and imprisonment for
three months.
Furthermore, the government has re
ceived reassuring news concerning the
outbreak of troops in the Baltic prov
inces.
May Change for Worse.
Nevertheless, it is realized that the
situation.' may at any moment change
for the_ worse should the leaders 'of the
revolutionaries and social democrats,
who beem to hold the fate of the coun
try in their hands, suddenly alter their
plans.
The government version of the arrest
of he soldiers of the guard at Tsarskoe
Selo is that the soldiers were incensed
at the mutiny in Sevastopol and at the
public insults to which they were con
stantly subjected, even in the streets of
Tsarskoe-Selo, and they demanded that
they be led against the revolutionaries
and intelligencia in the capital. When
their officers tried to quiet them the
men became so obstreperous that they
had to be arrested.
The reactionary influences at court
and the imperial guard are making des
perate efforts to unhorse Count Witt e,
to proclaim a dictatorship and to fight
the revolution with bullets and bayo
nets. Their candidates for dictator are
General Count Alexis Ignatieff and Gen
eral Skallon, governor gefcteral of Po
land.
Alarm In Capital.
St. Petersburg, Dec. 2.1 p.m., via
Berlin, Dec. 3.Intense alarm prevails
here. Communication with the outer
world by telegraph ceased this morning
when the Finnish operators joined their
Russian comrades.
The embassies, legations and banks
are hastily organizing courier services
to both the Finnish and German front
iers.
The population is almost in a state of
panic, fearing that the railroads will
stop running and that the inhabitants
therefore will have no mode of flight in
the event of th6 cataclysm, which they
seem to fear is imminent.
Stories of the spread of disaffection
in the guard regiments are in every
body's mouth and the revolutionaries
continue to boast that the troops will
no longer fire on the people.
"Mutiny at Palace."
This morning newsboys were openly
hawking flysheets in the streets con
taining an account of an alleged revolt
at Tsarskoe-Selo and crying out "The
emperor's palace guard has mutinied."
According to reliable information,
the only foundation for these stories is
the arrest of the soldiers of the guard
at Tsarskoe-Selo Thursday. Neverthe
less, in .their excited state the people
give ready credence to all rumors and1
this adds to the general alarm.
The air is also filled with stories of
the alleged revolution, at the palace
Friday, wine* (Jrattd Duke Boris is
said to have, attempted he life of the
emperor. These stories likewise are un
true, but they prove that a revolution
the palace is considered possible at
any time.
People Hoarding Money.
The situation has greatly increased
the dangers of a financial crash. The
people, even the commercial interests,
are withdrawing their money from the
banks, converting it into, gold, hoard
ing it or demanding foreign exchange,
which the stale bank is issuing upon
the foreign balances of the government.
Exchan ge on London yesterday rose to
9.50over a rouble above the normal.
The Associated Press has just
learned from a high authority that the
situation in the Baltic provinces has
giown exceedingly grave and that the
troops at Reval and neighborhood are
in open mutiny. This was the real
cause of the extraordinarv cabinet
meeting at Tsarskoe-Selo last night.
According to reports, the attitude of
the troops in the Baltic provinces is
legarded by the government as the
most dangerous factor that has thus
far developed.
Police Were to Strike.
A strike of the policemen and house
porters of Sc. Petersburg is scheduled
for tomorrow (Sunday).
Count "Wittc continues to refuse to
deal with the telegraphers, declaring
that for the government to yield would
be equivalent to its abdication at their
order. Nevertheless the surrender of
the government to their demand for
the disnvs&al of -M. Durnovo, acting
mihistei of the interior, is regarded as
inevitable.
Jnstmcticns to the governors and
the local autnorities are sent with great
difficulty over the railroad telegraph
lines.
JEWS APPEAL TO NATIONS.
They Pear Army I Planning Further
Massacres.
Odessa (undatedsent by speeial
courier way of Podowoleczyska, Ga
licia. Dee. 3).This dispatch is sent at
the request of the Jewish community,
which fears a fresh massacre by the lo
cal garrison.
I is asserted that a proclamation is
being ciiculated in almost every regi
ment calling on the soldiers to extermi
nate the Jews and to destroy the news
paper offices in revenge for groundless
accusations against the troops of their
participation in massacres and pillage,
and in the protection of rowdies.
This is exciting the population
agninst the army.
The Jews assert that the officers de
liver anti-Semitic speeches in the bar
racks after removing the Jewish sol
diers, and that Govern'or General Kaul
bars himself has confessed that the offi
cers are burning for revenge on the
Jews, and that he is unable to guaran
tee the preservation of order.
In view of the fact that this city is
entirely cut off from St. Petersburg, and
thus is altogether in the hands of the lo
cal authorities, the Jewish community
implores al^ civilized nation's and their
governments to take all possible meas
ures at St. Petersburg to prevent a cat
astrophe which may exceed anything
that has yet occurred.
WASHINGTON NOTES
Rural free delivery routes established to com
metce Feb 1. MinnesotaManaimah Meeker
county, route 1. length 28 miles urea 26 square
miles, pornlstlon 500, horses on lonte 100.
Appointments in the rural carrier force: Minne-
sotaMabel. Marshall A. Carpenter, loute 2, Bed
Ting, G. Soherf, route 9 Torab. J. A. Abefyn,
routp 2 Worm ton. W. A Slinonds. route 2
Sanborn. Edward Rattke route 3 Montana
Creston, H. Giatiss, route 1. North Dakota
Bow Bolls, F. Henderson, route 3 Carpio, K.
K. Han. route 1. JLiSTfeV
SEATTLE, WASH.'A retriever belonging to
George Adams, the alleged embezzling cashie of
*?A^
s^F oWce^has led
la
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.d.eicthgr
mr^
4MU
$10,000 in gold dust concealed in bis home. chimney.
LACY PREPARES
NEW LAND BILLS
4fP
Congressman Will Resume His
Fight Against Timber and
Stone Act.
Washington, Dec. 4.At least two
bills providing for important changes in
the land laws will be introduced at the
approaching session of congress. One
will provide for the repeal of the tim
ber and stone act and the other will
make it possible for purely agricultural
land in forest reserves to be acquired
by settlers under the homestead law.
Representative Lacy, chairman of the
house committee on public lands, will
introduce both of these measures in the
house. "Since the amendment of the
desert-land law in 1891," said Mr.
Lacey, a majority of the land frauds
have been under the forest lieu'land
law and the timber and stone act. A
the last session the forest lieu law was
repealed, and I think he time has come
for the repeal of the timber and stone
act.
"Two years ago I introduced a bill
to repeal this aw and it did not get
out of the committee. Since that time,
the land fraud investigations in Oregon
and other states have thrown much
light on the workings of the timber and
stone act and the necessity for its re
peal is much more apparent."
Forest Reserve Lands.
La te in the last session of congress
a measure providing for the homestead
ln ff of the land in forest reserves suit-
able for farming was introduced, but
it was not discussed at length. Its
purpose is to have the farm lands in
valleys surveyed in irregular tracts for
settlement in such a manner that the
farmers will in no way interfere with
the development of the reserves. The
bill was favorably reported in the last
congress, but not passed.
Secretary Hitchcock favors the re
peal of the desert land law, but as yet,
it is no kno wn that any bill for the re-
Spinioont
eal this aw is in preparation*
is divided among the members of
congress as to the advisability of
striking this aw off the statute books.
Mr. Lacey says it is true there have
been many frauds under the desert land
act, but that they occurred almost en
tirely before its amendment in 1891.
Timber and Stone Ac t.
When the timber and stone act was
passed it was designed to permit set
tlers to acquire lands which were not
strictly agricultural lands, but were de
sirable because of the timber and build
ing material thev affected. The aet
fixes the prices of such lands at $2.50
an acre. Mr. Lacey believes all legiti
mate settlers who desire timber lots ad
joining the farms have lon# since ac
quired them.
The money realized from the Sale 'of
land under the timber and stone act
goes into the irrigation' fund. Conse
quently many radical friends of irriga
tion oppose the repeal of the act because
of the curtailment of irrigation funds
which would result.
Money realized from the sale of land
under the desert land act also goes into
the irrigation fund and consequently an
attempt to repeal it would also be ep
posed by supporters of irrigation pro
jects.
Complete Winter Outfits.
The Groat Plymouth Clothing Houso.
KOREANSMFER
DEATH TO JAPS
High Honors for Official Who
Killed Himself as Protest
Against Jap Rule.
Seoul, Korea, Dec. 4.The emperor
has directed that the highest posthu
mous honors be shown to Min Yung
Whan, who committed suicide as a
protest against the Japanese protec
torate. The bo dy will be given a state
funeral.
Ex-Premier Chao and several minor
officials have committed suicide in
consequence of the action of Japan.
On Yung Whan's bodv were found
letters addressed to the foreign minis
ters, begging them to interfere on be
half of Korea.
Memorialists continue to gather, but
are not dispersed. Gendarmes and po
lice are everywhere, and alert to pre
vent a further outbreak.
INDIAN CHIEF TO BE
MEMBER OF CONGRESS
Journal Special Service.
Muskogee, O. T., Dec. 4.When Okla
homa and Indian Territory are made
into one state it will probably be repre
sented in congress by an American In
dian, a chief, as a lawmaker. There
will be two ends to the new state and
a senator from each'end. The one fig
ure for United States senator in the
Indian Territory is General Pleasant
Porter, chief of the Creek nation. Gen
eral Porter is a democrat and the new
state will be democratic.
General Porter as a United States
senator would occupy a position at once
unique and spectacular. was born
sixty-five years ago. His great grand
father was Andrew J. Porter of Nor
ristown, Pa., and his father was John
Snodgrass Porter of the same .place.
John Snodgrass Porter married an In
dian woman, being afterward adapted
into the tribe in Eussell county, Ala
bama. After this union Beniamin Ed
ward Porter was born and married the
daughter of an Indian chief named
*Tahlopee. brought his wife to In
dian Territory and lived on the banks
of the Arkansas river. It was hero
that General Pleasant Porter was born.
served in the confederate army dur
ing the civil war.
KAISER FORESTALLS
SNUB BY BRITONS
Journal Special Service.
Berlin. Dec. 4.It has iust been offi
cially intimated to the foregn govern
ments that the emperor and the em
press of Germany have decided to cele
brate the twenty-fifth anniversary of
their wedding on Jan. 27 in a private
manner, so that no invitations will be
extended for that day to any repre
sentatives of the foreign gevernments
or even to memhprs of reigning fami*
lies.
This decision is taken here as a pre
cautionary measure to forestall the
bad moral effect that would have been
caused by the absence from the fes
tivities of the members of the royal
family of England, which, it is semi*
officially intimated, had decided not 4
atten the celebraton. i^pgf
lieatroysdn
by lire caused a
WINONA
MINN.TheprubaWyfbey
residenc
ofdefectivse
John
Bergle the lidg southwes Winona wa
1
Th loss is $4,000, partly Insured
rHE MINNEAPOLIS JOURNAL.
WAR IK COHGRESS
O REPDBLICAHS
i Continued From First Page.
lM A
lselosed
N
contribution of
$/5,000 or $100,000 was turnedinto
Treasurer Bliss by one of the men solic
iting campaign funds" and Bliss did not
know the identity^f "the individual fur
nishng thiB largo sum.
A to Hyde Contribution.
$"^The' positive assertion is made that
neither Chairman Cortelyou nor Treas
urer Bliss knew that Jam es H. Hyde
made a contribution with the expena
tion that he would be rewarded with
the ambassadorship to France. I is
said President Roosevelt spoke to Mr.
Cortelyou of Mr. Hyde's application
for the position^ but Mr. Cortelyoft,
strongly opposed he selection and did
not indorse the views of, those recoaf
ill6nding Mr. -Hyde.
The bulk of the republican fu nd is
said to have been raised by commit
tees designated by Treasurer Bliss foV
work in New York, Chicago, Philadef-
?hia,e
Boston and ftih4r large cities,
nes committees ~wei$ subdivided so
that certain -members would operaua'
among men iater&ated in various linpfe
of business.'
It is declared that Chairman Cortel
you' made" no pledges of any kind to
any contributor so there remain un
paid no political debts.
Chairman Cortelyou today positively
refused to- discuss the story. also
refused to make any comment on the
statement that eleyen corporations hav
ing headqua'rters an New York were
assessed an aggregate of $225,000 for
the purpose of aiding in the election of
Mr. Roosevelt.
WILL STICK TO TASK
New York insurance Investigators Ho pe
to Thru Dec. 31.
New York, "Dec. 4.Senator Arm
strong, chairman of the legislative life
insurance investigating committee, said
today that there* was an erroneous im
pression that the life of the committee
would end at .the beginning of the next
session of the legislature, on Jan. 3.
This, he said, WBS- not true. The com
mittee would continue in existence and
could continue 4 sit and take evidence
unless the legislature, by joint action,
ordered to stop the investigation.
"We hope and intend," said Sena
tor Armstrong, "to finish this investi
gation by Dec. 31 and to make our re
port to the legislature when it opens.
We have got at the main things, and
the moral effect is half."
Cortelyou and Bliss.
The senator said it is possible that
Postmaster General. Cortelyou and Cor
nelius N Bliss of the republican na
tional committee will be called, but he
does not see any reason why they
should. Asked about the probability
of calling Other witnesseey among'whom
H. H. Rogers had 'been mentioned as
possibility, the senator said the com
mittee was not appointed to investigate
the Standard Oil company. "There are
H'suranee men,' he said, "who would
be glad to have us devote he twenty
thr? days remaining to something else
than insurance."
The Inquiry Resumed.
George D. Eldredge, vice piesident
and ncfuary of the Mutual Reserve Life
Insurance company^ was the first wit
ness berore the committee today.
Mr. F^redge wi& questioned Concern
ing a claim against the Mutual Reserve
Life in favor 6f'Mrs. Jennie S. Potter
of East, eftgjqaw, Mjgh, or This claim,
based, ori a poGiy^r,$10,000 on the
life of her Jrasbandl was presented on
19, and finally wds paid fiW*teonths
and eight days after the claim hatl been
presented. In the final settlement Mrs.
Potter received $4,700. Before the set
tlement was made the company had
subtracted a lien of $2,600 created
against the policy when the policy
lapsed and was renewed in 1902. Mr.
Eldredge ,said the approval of th,e claim
was delayed until July 19 because it
came in too late to be included in the
.Tune assessment. The average time
taken to pay such claims by post-mor
tem assessment, he said, was four and
a half to -five and a half months from
the date of the presentment of he
claim.
DOWIE TOTTERS, THEN
PREACHES SITTING
Journal .Special Service.,
Chicago, Dec. 4.^-Sitting in his chair
and speaking in toneB inaudible to per
sons sitting in the center of Shiloh
tabernacle, at Zion City, John' Alexan
der Dowie yesterday presented anything
but the same personality that has made
him famous in the past few years. Weak
in body and apparently discouraged in
mind, the First Apostle for the first
time delivered his address while sitting,
admitting that he would not be there
even in' that position if he had not
promised his people that he would take
charge of the service.
Dowie, on beginning his sermon, stood
in the center of the nlatform. had
spoken but a few words when he ap
parently became weak, tottered a tjrifle
and walked backward to his chair, his
voice also growing weaker and more in
audible. His action alarmed the audi
Cntee, as they feared their leader was to
encounter another paralytic stroke.
However, Dowie kept on talking all the
time in an effort to reassure them and
he -pulled his chair near the front of the
platform where he continued his ad
dress in a low tone of voice.
SUNDAY LID IS ON
N. Y.:
Elay
CENTRAL TRAINS
I\ew "iork, Dec. 4.^-Orders have been
issued by the New York Central for
the moral reform of passengers and
sleeping car porters on limited
fiand
express trains. Passengers must not
cards on Sundays, even solitaire
eing forbidden.
N passenger in a sleeping car Or
chair car may take a drink of anything
stronger than water. Porters being for
bidden to serve drinks in these cars,
passengers must go to the cafe or din
ing car when thirsty. Dining cars being
attached only at meal hours and cafe
cars being oarred to women, thev
cannot obtain even a bottle of ginger
ale or mineral water.
Porters are not allowed to brush off
the clothes of passengers save in the
vestibules of cars. A a ma.jflrity of
passengers refuse to walk to the ves
tibules1,
porters lose a large number
of tips and a colored wave of protest
is rising from New York to Chicago.
Passengers from the west on the
Central's, limite'd arriving last night
felt the effects of the rule. One of them
said.: "We certainly formed a travel
ing Sunday school elass. It lacked only
he presence as leader of Chauncey M.
Depew.
"Thespotter assured me, however,
that my troubles were mild compared
to his. Practically all his tips are cut
off and his pay is merely nominal. The
porters are talking of a strike.
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NEW IKOOKFOSATIOK.
CITY NEWS
FORGERS WERE CLEYER
OREGON LAND SWINDLERS SOLD
Articles were filed today by the Minnesota
Mortgage Investment company of St. Paul capl- *,-*_ O*.II wy* w
ta.*rock. $M0. Qeotge Uieh&ia present:.&* a.,^halj.tba able to &? out 4&,may
and Bolla I. OUn secretary.
1 "H1
SPURIOUS LAND-SALE CERTIFI-
CATES ALL OVER COUNTRY.
John DeLaittre has had no informa
tion from his western attorney concern
ing the state land certificates which his
family holds than that already printed
by The Journal. is still firm
in the belief, however, that be will
finally get deeds to the lands which he
bought under certificate. has paid
the state 75 cents an acre for the prop
erty and has been paying interest on
balances due at 8, 7 and 6 per cent,
which the state has received without
protest, until last spring, when the mat
ter was brought to a head and the land
department began to look into the
charges of fraud.
Sd far as Mr. DeLaittre knows, the
land which he bought was secured un
der absolutely legal conditions. The
first payment was made to the repre
sentative who negotiated the deal, the
other 75 cents was paid to the state of
Oregon, and the remaining 50 cents is
clue, the state preferring to carry the
remainder as a loan, however, thus se
curing interest for the school fund.
Heretofore the operations discovered
have been thefts of land from the state
or the government. The latest scheme
unearthed is one in which the operators
have forged the signatures of the clerk
of the land board and the seal of the
state and then sold or hypothecated
spurious land sale certificates to bank
ers and capitalists all over the United
States.
D...A. Puter and H. G. JtlcKinlev,
convicted as head of the minor conspi
rators in the trial that ended in the
conviction of Senatoro Mitchell and
Representativi Williamson, are in-
stu Pendus fraud and
tn
that their operations have been carried
on since their conviction and while
awaiting sentence.
The operators first secured a land
sale certificate and reproduced it by
photography in the form of a zinc
etching. From this they printed a
quantity of blank certificates. They
then had manufactured a duplicate of
the seal of the state land board. They
then imitated the signature of W H.
Odell. formerly clerk of the board.
It is known that forged certificates
of sale are held in Minneapolis and
other Minnesota cities, Wisconsin, Chi
cago, New York, New Jersey and Flor
ida. Among the heaviest holders of
fraudulent certificates discovered so far
are H. Goddard, a Crosse, Wis.:
Ge.trge Baldwin, Appleton, Wis., and
John Laittre of Minneapolis. Forged
certificates now located aggregate 15,-
000 acres.
BENNETT RETURNS
Former Minneapolitan Will Havfe His
Headquarters in City Again, I
John W. Bennett, a native Minneso
tan and graduate of the Universi ty of
Minnesota, class of '86, has returned
to Minneapolis from Washington,
after an absence of ma ny years, to take
a place as claim adjustor and inspector
of agencies with the United States
Fidelity and Guaranty company in Min
nesota. will have headquarters with
the company's managers, Messrs. How
ard and Wilson, in the New York Life
building.
While Mr. Bennett is a member of
the Minnesota bar,, he is better known
in the east as a newspaper writer, hav
ing been a contributor to the editorial
departments of Baltimore* and Wash
ington papers for years, and having
been the -plees 'galleHsr In. Wfcshlfcg
tOn. -.Iryt -tfcXj** j1
sOR SUFFERING POLES
Minneapolis Brothers Pledge Support to
Unfortunates in Russia.
Resolutions expressing sympathy with
the persecuted Poles in their native
land, approving the demands made by r?rr
them of the Russian government an'dr
SEEK RELATIVES
Two Ask Aid of Police
Missing Kin,
ANOTHER COMES IN
Well Known Private Bank Comes -Un-
der State Supervision.
The Bank of Kenyon, one of the
strongest and most conservative pri
vate banks in the state, has incorporat
ed as a state bank, and will be kno wn
hereafter as the Farmers' State sBank
of Kenyon. The authorized capital is
$25,000. B. J. Borlang is president,
and Arthur J. Borjang cashier.
100,000 JEWS MARCH,'
MOURNING, IN GOTHAM
New* York, Dec. 4.One hundred
fragic
l!%
Claim adjustment has been Mr. Ben
nett's specialty in the surety business
on the Pacific coast and in Nebraska,
where since 1903 he has represented the
U. S. F. & Or. company. Years ago he
had an extensive acquaintance with
the attorneys of Minneapolis, while
serving as assistant librarian of the
Bar association library.
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government and
pledging support to their cause by creat
ing a national relif fund, were adopted
at a meeting of Minneapolis Poles held
yesterday at C. O. F. hall, One thousand
and two hundred Poles were present.
Frank Woitaszek acted as chairman and
John Betley asr secretary.
Rev. Father Joieski, George T. Ko
zeowski and Mr. Zielinski delivered ad
dresses and several musical selections
were given. Liberal contributions were
made for the relief of he suffering
Poles.
in Finding
Police Superintendent Jam es G. Doy le
has been asked to unite two heart
broken families by finding missing per
sons thought to be in Minneapolis.
Mrs. Amanda Wentworth of Minne
apolis is badly 'wanted by her mother,
who is now living alone in Effingham,
111. The mother is left alone and with
out support and has not heard from any
of her relatives for some time.
The other case is that of Miss Ida
B. E Hillman, 40 Wilmot avenue, Chi
cago. She is ill and without funds and
wants the police to find her mother,
Albertine Westlingj who liyes on
a farm near Minneapolis. Detectives
have been detailed on both the cases.
thousand Jew s, each wearing a baud IT"}
of crepe on the left arm, marched un-,
der a myriad of black banners thr
the principal streets of the East Side
today, accompanied by bands playing
dirges in 'memory of "the Jews massa
ered Russia. Hundreds of women
and cmldren, grouped in singing bands,
were scattered thruout the long parade.
Immediately following the police, who
headed the procession, came severjl
hundred boy synagogue singers, chant
ing a dirge.' In the long procession
which wound thru the narrow .East
Side streets, behind these bays, there
were 114 labor, socialistic and Russian
revolutionary organizations.
CHARLES T. YERKES HAS COLD,
New Yoik, Dec. 4.Charles T. Yerkes
is confined to his room at the Waldorf
with a cold. & sai over the telephone
last night that he was not seriously ill.
"I sound all right, don't I?" asked Mr.
Yerkes "I
can't.
"be several days.*
sa ho long it will be
mm
Defective Page
are
MR. i: JEROME ARRIYES
FAMOUS ENGLISH HUMORIST,
WITH CHARLES BATTBLL
LOOMIS, SPENDS DAY SEEING
MINNEAPOLIS.
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CHABLES BATTEIX LOOMIS, 3*
Who, with Jerome K. Jerome. Appears
j, at First TTnitarUn Church Tonight.
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Jerome K. Jerome, the English play
wright and humorist, and Charles Bat
tell Loomis, the American writer, are
in Minneapolis today, registered at the
West hotel. They arrived in the eitv
yesterday, and today, in spite of the
cold, spent most of the time outdoors,
seeing Minneapolis.
This is Mr. Jerome's first visit to
America. I his tour he is taking
things easy, and enjoying the new
si-ghts to the utmost.
''My trip to America is one of pleas-
ure," said he humorist today, "and
for quiet enjoyment. That's wh at I
told the clerk in a Newf York hotel
upon my arrival. I asked for a room
where I could rest undisturbed by he
noises of the busy metropolis. I had
hardly closed my eyes that night, when
I was awakened by a brass band' that
played election melodies the rest of
the night. It was very peaceful.
"In London they accuse me of hav
ing adopted American humor," said
Mr. Jerome in speaking of his work.
"But I never have thought that humor
is a matter of nationality. It comes
it is born it is universal. There is a
superstition, for instance, that no man
who writes a book can write playB that
iq an evidence of international humor
Then there are places on the map which
are customarily regarded as dark spots
in civilization, entirely without humor
Russia is looked upon as a country
steeped in gloom and explosives, yet
my play, 'Miss Hobbs,' was very suc
cessful there.
"No, humor is not distinctly nation
al. There are people with humor, and
without it, and both kinds are inde
pendently happy. Of course the humor
ist likes the people with humor better
than the other fellows, tho he very fre
quently belongs to the serious kind
himself. Yet it is a good thing to have
the solemnities of life veneered with
deasantries, for they lose nothing in
value thereby."
Messrs. Jerome and Loomis will give
a humorous recital at he First Unita
rian, church tonight.
ALLEGED MURDERER IS
HELD TO GRAND JDRY
Walter Webb, colored, charged with
murder in the first degree for killing
Elijah Holmes, had a preliminary hear
ing in police court today and was held
to the grand jury without bail.
The state introduced several wit
nesses of the affair, but most of them
gave testimony favorable to the de
fendant. Frank Poole, who was a fast
friend of Holmes and who was with
him at the shooting, said that Holmes
madeT a rush at Webo and that the lat
te pulled his revolver and fired three
tu
The defense introduced no testimony,
preferring not to show their side of
the case until a formal trial is held.
ONE ARREST MADE
Creamery Man Sold Milk That Had Not
Been Inspected.
Milk Inspector W. D. MeCall is busy
with his crusade against outside milk
shippers who have not complied with
the new ordinance compelling them to
have their herds examined and the re
ports registered in the office of the
health department. One arrest was -made
Saturday and another will be made to
night.
The total amount of milk shipped into
the city this time of year is about
30,06!f gallons daily. A falling off of
about 600 gallons a day has been noted,
but Inspector MeCall announces that
there will be a greater shortage unless
the shippers comply with the ordi
nance. The department cannot confis
cate the milk at present, but can pro
ceed against the receivers for selling
it. I the meantime the council will
be.asked to reinstate the confiscation
clause, which it is said was left out of
the ordinance at passage.
RILEY ATTACKS FOOTBALL
Baptist Pastor Severely Shocked by Feat
ures of the Game.
Rev. W. B. Riley, pastor bf the First
Baptist church, scored football, society
initiations ana boxing in his sermon on
"College Crimes," delivered last night
He passed over the death of a naval
cadet in a fistfight, and the initiation
accident at Kenyon college with slight
notice and devoted the greater portion
of his time to football.
"There is not sport enough- possible to
the student body of America to pay for
one human life," he said, "There is no
argument conceivable to a sound mind
that justifies an institution which btarts
thousands of men gambling. There are
no gate receipts big enough to pay for
the defeating of the very ends of educa
tion and exalting brute force above tho
culture of brain. Thereh is no* comf-
athe *o
characterised our downtoww
ca
a
streets after our last football contest."-
CASE IS INTERESTING
Does Jar of Passing Street Cars Injure
Neighboring Buildings?
The-interesting question of whether
or not the jar occasioned bv continual
passing street cars injure? neighbor
ing buildings is raised the case of
John H. and Samuel *Muscrave, execu
tors Of the estate of the Tate Ellen C.
Musgrave, against the Minneapolis
Street Railway company, now on trial
before Judge F. V. Brown.
Mrs. Musgrave owned a flat building
on Seventeenth street and Nicollet av
enue. Shortly before her death she be
gan suit against the street railway com-
Eaer
for $40,000 damages, claiming that
building had been racked and great
damaged by, the jar of passing cars.
MrBv Musgrave'g executors-vhave^aw|v
brought the suit to trial.
ELKS. REMEMBERf
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IMPRESSIVE EXERCISES A AN-
NUAL LODGE OF SORROW ARE
ATTENDED MANY. Xii
A great audience, exquisite music and
an artistic arrangement of flowers and
foliage on the stage, where sat the offi
cers of Minneapolis lodge, No. 44, im
pressive ritualistic ceremonies and elo
quent addresses that had the ring of
genuine feeling, were features of the
Elk's annual lodge of sorrow yester
day in memory of the dead of the or
der. The public evidently appreciated
the privilege of attending the service,
for the Auditorium held one of the lar
gest audiences in its history, which in
cluded ma ny prominent men and
women.
There were about five hundred Elks
present, who stood while the names of
the five brothers who had died during
the vear were calledArthur H. White,
assistant United States consul at
Shanghai, killed in a railroad accident
at San Francisco C. E. Fiske, who died
China Frank B. Forman, a promi
nent young business man Dr. Georg*
E. Eickei, a leading physician, and
Martin Whitcomb, well known in po
litical and business circles, all mei
whose personalities had on ma ny
friends during their lives.
A the name of each was called thrie*
by the secretary and unanswered, a
lighted candle was extinguished, as
symbolical of death. A glowing trib
ute to their memories was paid by Hen
ry Deutsch.
Perry A. Clay, nast exalted ruler of
Denver lodge, delivered the memorial
oration. His address was well calcu
lated to make a lasting impression upon
his hearers as to the loftly purpose
and principles of the great'fraternity,
with a hint of its accomplishments
the way of benevolence and mutual
helpfulness.
"Ours is a religion of humanity,"
he said. "Charit y, justice and broth
erly love are tenets. The faults of
our brothers we write upon the sands:
their virtues on the tablets of love and
memorv.''
The musical program included selec
tions by the Symphony orchestra of
v" pieces and the organ, plaved by
A. M. Shuey the singing of "Gaul's*
^New Jerusalem," by Hal J. Stevens,
and Patten's "Thou Will Keep Him?*
by Miss Inez Marston, mezzo soprano.
MANY JOIN CHURCHES
WESTMINSTER WELCOMES 105
PERSONS, MAKING I THIRD
LARGEST PROTESTANT CHURCH
One hundred and five persons, a num
ber exceeding the total membrrship of
Westminster Presbyterian church thir
years ago, united with that church
yesterday morning. This brings the
membership of the church up close to
2,000 and makes it the third largest
Protestant church in America. Of the
new members, seventj'-three were ad
mitted on profession of faith and their
decision to unite is attributed largely
to the influence of the Chapman meet
ings.
A the First Baptist church twentv*
four were admitted to full membership,
fourteen were baptized and between
fifty and sixty are before the deacons as
candidates for admission.
A canvass of the pastors at the Bap
tist ministers meeting todav showed
showed that the total number of ac
cessions since the Chapman meetings
had been 124. The pastors were unable
to gay_ definitely to what degree these
.accessions were traceable to the recent
revival, "but believed that at least half
should be attributed to that source.
This is not th^ end, as many more peo
ple are declaring themselves every day.
The Methodist pastors were not
ready to give any definite report, as
many of them had not yet taken in any
members, tho they have applicants be
fore them. Here, as at the Baptist
gathering, the feeling seemed to pre
vail that the meetings had influenced
many both directly and indirectly.
N members -will be received into
the Congregational churches until the
January communion service. Conse
quently the pastors are unable to make
any statement in figures. It was urged
and assented to at their meeting today
that figures could give but a poor ide
of the results of the services and'
would be more misleading than inform
ing.
MORE COMING IN
Local Freight Receipts for November
Exceeded the Shipments.
Minneapolis traffic figures for No
vember as prepared by Secretary Wal
lace G. Nye of the public affairs com
mittee of the Commercial club, show to
tal car lots received at 30,949 and
shipped at 24,890.
Some of the records atfe aB follows
Wheat, 125,262 and 2,323 shipped?
flour, 23,037 barrels received and
1,707,679 shipped coal, 578,672 tons
received and 914 shipped: household
goods, 59 cars received and 38 shipped.
The' lumber shipments were 1,705 can
and ber 171 cars. Merchandise re
ceipts were 35,585,326 pounds and ship
ments 666,535,435 pounds.
JOHNSON ESTATE CLOSED
Final Decree Gives Over a Million to
Edna Dickerson.
Judge F. C. Harvey today issued a
final decree in the matter of the estate
of the late Albert Johnson, the Min
neapolis millionaire. The contest on
the will brought by Dr. Asa Johnson,
a brother of the deceased, was dis
missed and now all claims against the
estate have been settled. The decree
gives td Miss Edna Dickerson, a Chi
cago niece, the entire remaining for
tune of over $1,000,000.
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