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DECIDE FO YOURSELF
Whether it is not better
to use PURE TEA like
CEYLON AND INDIA GREEN TEA
THAN ADULTERATED JAPAN
Lead Packets Only. Trial Packet 30c. At Your Grocer's
Four-cylinder Tourlns Car
Five passengers. Air-cooled raoto-c. 5
Franklin horse-power." Three speed sliding
gear transmission. Shaft drive. Disc clutch.'
Force-feed oiler on dash. loo-Inch wheel base.
r&> pounds. 45 miles per hour. Full head- and tail-light equip-'
ment. J2800. F.O. B. Syracuse.
This car will carry five
people eighteen miles on a
gallon of gasoline.
It carries full load at maximum speed
and keeps it up. It takes steep hills in
high gear, is perfectly easy-riding on rough
country roadsbecause of its peculiarly
non-jarring construction, and throttles
down finely for city work.
All that any other "thirty" will do this
Franklin "twenty" does. Its power is
completely utilized, free from overweight
and not wasted in road shocks.
Four-cylinder Runabout $1,400
Four-cylinder Light Touring car... .$1,800
Four-cylinder Touring car $2,800
Six-cylinder Touring car $4,000
Four-cylinder Limousine $4,000
F. O. B. Syracuse.
FRANKLIN WON THE $500 EFFICIENCY PUNCH BOWL
Motor Car Co.
217 South Fourth Street.
Every Day June I to Sept. 15
VMD TO THE WISE!
During the year 1!0 THE STATE MUTUAL LIFE ASSURANCE COM-
PAXY OF WORCESTER. MASS.. paid in death claims ?1,253.775.80 and in
matured endowments $430,615.76. 286 policyholders died and 138 policies
Now does the reader realize what this great sum meant to about 400
families? and why the families which received it were thus fortunate?
What It Meant, I
Comfort, independence, the education and care of children and a serene
and happy old age. In nine cases out of ten the money was absolutely
e!ear gain to the recipients and represented small yearly Savings which would*
have seeped away like water in the sand had they not been paid to the
These Families Received It.
Because the head of each familv took his insurance in an'. absolutely
reliable companyand BECAUSE HE TOOK IT IN TIME. The STATE
MUTUAL operates under the unequalled Massachusetts insurance laws and
has a splendid record of 61 years AND IT HAS NEVER AGREED TO
INSURE A MAN AT SOME FUTURE TIME.
If you need insurance send your age and address to a State Mutual
agent, and do it now!
C. W. VA N TUYL, General Pgent, 408-414 Loan & Trust Building.
Aug. Warren, Geo. A. Ainsworth, R. S. Thomson, F. W. Woodward, Solon
Royal, O. D. Davis, Ezra Farnsworth, Jr., Delbert L. Rand.
"The lives of all vour loving complices leaYi upon your health"and
health does not last. If you need insurance, take it now.
to SEATTLE, EVERETT, PORTUMD,
BELUNGHAM, VANCOUVER and PUGET
SOUND POSNTS and Return. Final Re
turn Limit Oct. 31st. Liberal stopovers.
if? to Spokane and Return
TAKE THE ORIENTAL LIMITED.
V. D. JONES, City PassV and Tkt. Agt.,
Nicollet Av. and Third St., Minneapolis,
S. S. Dakota leaves Seattle for Jaiaii and CMM June 7.
s.s. KanagawaMaru leavesSeattle lor Japan& CMM June 12.
The Largest in the WestThe Finest Anywhere.
1'r.ec.ualed Facilities for Tacking-, Jt'cvinjj, Storing and Shipping Household Good*.
THE BOYD TRANSFER Z* STORAGE CO.
Wareh use. 40C-410 E. Lake St. Main Office, 46 S. Third St.
quality. First in wonkr/ianahip. first inoW
Vineckg & Doerr, Minneapolis end 5tPoul, Distributors.
that is 9
LIE TO DR. FORGE
DRAMATIC SCENE ENACTED IN
Former President of Company Gives
Evidence for State Directly Con
trary to That Presented by Defen-
dantOne Says Salary Was $10,000,
the Other $15,000.
No trial in Hennepin county ever
had a more dramatic "curtain" than
that furnished by the state yesterday
just before the curtain was rung down
on the last act of evidence-taking in
the case of Dr. Jacob F. Force, accused
o' embezzlement from the insurance
company which he had nursed from in
fancy and of which he was vice presi
dent and a director.
The dramatic climax was reached
when the defense had unexpectedly
rested with the conclusion of Br.
showed no feeling as he
Mr. Bechtel was no't in the room,Lbut
his attorney, Victor Welsh, said he
would find him, as he had been subpe
naed and must be near at hand. A short
recess, was followed by the appearance
of the man upon whom so much de
pended. The former president appeared
the least excited of anyone, and quietly
took the oath and seated himself in the
witness stand. He rolled a large black
cigar between his fingers as he waited
for the questions. Judge Brooks in
formed the witness that he could claim
his privilege of refusing to answer
any questions that might tend to in
criminate him, and the witness bowed
slightly, but did not reply.
Then followed an examination in
which the former president contradicted
the statements of his former fellow of
ficial, denied any knowledge of the back
salary upon which the Force defense is
based, and gave the lie to the most im
portant of the defendant's testimony.
The testimony revolutionized the issues
of the ease and it was given in a fash
ion and under circmustances that car
ried more than ordinary conviction.
When he left the stand Mr. Bechtel
passed close beside the defendant and
looked directly at him, tmt not a sign
of recognition was exchanged between
the former friends and fellow officials.
Dr. Force as a Witness.
Dr. Force resumed his seat in. the
witness chair for the "sixth successive
session, yesterday afternoon. Mr. Dahl
continued with his cross-examination
of the witness. He showed the witness
other certificates of Metropolitan bank
stock that he had transferred and on
the back of which the transfer was
"Then you did know the use of the
blanks on the back of those certifi
cates?" asked Mr. Dahl.
"Yes, I knew
"Now, doctor, you say that a part
of your duties as vice-president was
to explain to policy holders about the
consolidation. Did you ever explain
to any of them how much money you
were getting out of that consolida-
"N o, sir.
"No, I thought not. Now why. Dr.
Force, did you not draw that back
salary from the company before the
"It was the same company, and af
ter the consolidation the expense fund
was much larger."
Then why didn 't you draw it from
the expense fund?"
I think you'll find I did."
"By that stock."
"Did you ever before draw salary
in bank stock?"
The prosecutor then took up the mat
ter of the defendant's conversations
with Mr. Willis and Mr. Austin rela
tive to the bank stock. The -witness
refused to change his version of these
Expense Fund's Status.
On redirect examination Mr. Flan
nery brought out that the expense fund
was always lowest at the last of the
year, and made it appear by the wit
ness' answers that the bank stock had
been received by him when he thought
the expense fund was the largest of
the year, and after the consolidation
for the same reason. He also showed
by the witness that he was in attend
ance at several directors' meetings dur
ing the period in 1001 and 1902, when
the state intimated he had been pres
ent at no meetings.
The redirect examination was tedi
ous in the extreme and was continually
interrupted by the close consultation
of Attorneys Flannery, Keith and Nye.
H. L. White, former bookkeeper of
the insurance company and one of the
state's witnesses, was the next witness
called by the defense. He was asked
what was the balance in the expense
fund of the company on Feb. 21, 1901,
and swore that it was $15,859. On
cross-examination the witness stated'
that this balance was cash in the banks
and that salaries were always paid out
The defense then rested, and a sur
prise was sprung by the state when
Mr. Dahl called "Mr. Bechtel." W.
F. Bechtel, former president of the
insurance company, was sworn and took
"You are the William Bechtel re
ferred to here in the testimony?"
I presume so."
Contract with Company.
''Did he at any time during the ne
gotiations tell you about or claim to
have any contract with his company
for more than $10,000 a year?"
I have no recollection of ever hav
ing heard of any such proposition until
I heard of it here on this witness stand
during a former trial.''
In your negotiations, with him, did
Dr. Force ever call your attention to
the minutes of a meeting when his Bal
lary was increased to $15,000 a year?"
I have no recollection of ever hav
ing had my attention called to any
"Did Dr. Force ever make a single
claim to you as to any back salary being
"Not that I can remember of, Mr.
"What was that Metropolitan bank
stock turned over to him for?''
"My understanding of it was that if
Force's testimony and short examina
tion of the former bookkeeper, H. L.
White. The defense rests,'' said Mr. the stock to Dr. Force as" payment' on
Flannery. There was a short pause what he considered a valid contract,
and everyone looked toward the county H. G. Willis was recalled and denied
attorneys, who were in consultation, the truth of Dr. Force's testimony rel-
Then Mr. Dahl stood up and called: ative to statements made in the Willis-
W. F. Bechtel." Force conversation of which the parties
A hush fell like a pall on the audi- i have given divergent accounts,
ence at the sound of the former presi-: With this the state closed the taking
dent's name, and the effect of the an-' of testimony in the second of the Min-
nouncement on the defense could not neapolis insurance cases.
have been more marked. Dr. Force I
turned several shades paler and ||T TJlff PADDED lffTUT
clenched his hands, but did not turn JJULliJl 01/11 JCil ULLIIJC
his head. Mr. Flannery dropped his
pencil on the trial table and his robust
form seemed to grow limp, while Mr.
Kieth and Mr. Nye only exchanged sig
nificant glances. Al J. Smith was busy
writing, but there was a characteristic
smile playing around his mouth. Mr.
looked for his witness. The court and A. Abell and Swarthout, in the
jury and audience showed tense interest, district court, has been dismissed, Judge
Bechtel on the Stand. Holt finding that the court had no juris-
was turned overfto Mrnras an advance
payment against his salary on his con
Again the Church Incident.
The witness then told of the conver
sation he had with Dr. Force at the
time he went to church after him rela
tive to the bank stock certificates and
he said that Dr. Force had told him that
they werein the People's bank
"You had some negotiations* for the
consolidation of yours and hie compa
nies in the fall of 1900?" "Yes, sir.
"It is in evidence, Mr. Bechtel, that
you paid Dr. Force $10,000 in connec
tion with those negotiations and also
a. check for $14,349!" I remember
A check for $5,000, alsot" "Yee,
What did you pay this money
I paid it as an advance against Dr.
Force's contract which he had with
the old insurance company."
"What did you pay him the first
I regarded it in the nature of earn
est money on what we had agreed to
pay on the business."
"Did he show you at that time a
contract which he pretended to have
with the company?"
"He did at some time during the ne
"Did he show you the minutes of the
meeting when the contract was made?"
"He showed me that a copy of the
contract had been spread upon the min
utes of some meeting."
On cross-examination the defense
brought out that Mr. Bechtel had given
SUIT IS DISMISSED
The case of E. Dickinson against
the Belen Mining company of Sonora,
i Mexico, and 0. E. Wenzel, E. Stair,
This is a case of wide interest in the
mining world. The Belen copper mine
is owned by Minneapolis men, and
promises to turn out a bonanza. For
some time the mine had been quietly
worked and within a year discoveries
were made that may change the finan
cial blue book of Minneapolis.
When the wealth of the mine was dis
covered and the owners were congratu
lating themselves upon their good for
tune, TJ. Dickinson appeared, alleg
ing that he was the real discoverer of
the property and so entitled to a large
The Belen is a close corporation. The
original owners, who assert that the
mine represents $20,000,000, have never
capitalized it at more than one-twen
tieth of that sum, and the stock is tight
ly held by a few Minneapolis men, who
expect to become Floods, Mackays, Dalys
and Clarks, when the mine is fully
You can exchange your dollars and
cents with H. G. Neal for awnings and
tents. 245 Hennepin avenue.
Have no equal as a prompt and posi.
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constipation, pain in,the side and alldancers
liver troubles. Carter's Little Liver
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SCOTTISH CLANS GATHER
High Royal Secretary Is Guest of Twin
Peter Kerr, high royal secretary of tha
Order of Scottish Clans! was the guest of
honor at a reception given by Clans Gor
don and Campbell in St. Paul last night.
Mr. Kerr arrived in Minneapolis Sunday
morning and remained here, as the guest
of Clan Gordon till last night, when the
members of Clan Campbell came over in
a chartered car and escorted him to their
Speaking of the work of the order ot
Tuesday Evening, THE MINNEAPOLIS JOURNAt. May 29, 1906.. -'':^5r
Sounds strange, but it's all true, nevertheless.
more than the piano you have now?
last night's gathering, Mr. Kerr said that
its membership in the United States and
Canada is now over 10,000, and that the
purpose of his tour of the country is to
form new clans and brace up old ones.
A special program of recitations, songs,
dances and bagpipe music was given by
the members of the twin city clans. Elgrht
in Highland costumes danced the
Scottish reel, and Captain George Sin
clair of Minneapolis gave a bagpipe se
Among the speakers were Joe Cochran,
deputy royal chief of Minnesota S. A.
Ballentine, past chief of Clan Gordon, and
W. D. Gordon, former royal councillor.
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EASY FOE VACHA
Mat Vacha, 263 Erie street, St. Paul,
fell forty feet from the roof of the
Monroe school, St. Paul, yesterday, and
escaped with a sprained back and a
few bruises. He was engaged in repair
ing the roof of the school and missed.
his footing. In falling he turned two
complete somersaults, rebounded from
the ground, and then lay still. Those
who saw the fall thought he was killed.
He was taken to bis home, where an ex
amination by a physician could disclose
no injuries beyond a wrenched back and
a few bruises.
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Than in Any Other Minneapolis Sunday Newspaper.
The Sunday Journal Carried More Local Display, More Classified, More
Real Estate, More Land Advertising and More Total Advertising
Than Any Other Sunday Newspaper in the Twin Cities.
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