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Minnesota-Fair in -west, showers in
least portion tonight, cooler in north-
WisconsinShowers tonight Thurs
day, partly cloudy, with showers an
IowaShowers tonight, except fair
4n extreme west portion, cooler in west
bortion Thursday, fair.
South DakotaPair tonight, cooler
In extreme west portion Thursday, fair.
North DakotaFair tonight, cooler
in west portion: Thursday, fair.
MontanaFair tonight, warmer in
Northwest portion Thursday, fair.
I,' AROUND THE TOWN
Sunday School Teachers Meet.Min*
aaleipohs Graded Union of Sunday
Sjchool teachers will meet in the aa
ifcnibly Lall at the Y. W. G. A. tomor
row at 3 p.m. Mrs. James Teggie will
Conduct the devotions and Bev. T.
Arthur Olben will teach the lesson.
Candidates Pile with Auditor.D. H.
J^Iorgan has announced his intention to
seek the republican nomination for al
derman of the ninth ward by filing the
necessary affidavit with the county
auditor. Michael Sullivan has filed for
the democratic nomination for^ repre
sentative in the legislature in the
thirty-eighth district. George E. Maas
has filed for the republican nomination
in the forty-fourth district.
ALEX B. LYON, familiarly known
among his friends as "Sandy" Lyon,
died today at his home, 3608 Tenth ave
nue S, aged 55 years. He leaves a wife,
two sons, Ir Harry D. Lyon and Prank
8. Lyon, and one daughter, Mary Anna
Lvon. Mr. Lyon died of paralysis,
from which he had been a sufferer for
W time. He had been a passenger
conductor on the Hastings ea Dakota
division of the Milwaukee road for the
last thirty years. Notice of the funeral
iWill be given later.
CHARLES BISNKMAN, aged, 50
years, died Monday at the city hospital.
The funeral will take place from tho
Tlndertakongroom of D. O. Earl & Sons,
1603 Bast Franklin avenue, Thursday,
at 2-:30 pan. Interment will be at
DETROIT IS BURNED
The steamer Detroit was burned to
the water's edge at an early hour this
morning while tied to the dock at
Edgewater point, Gideon's bay, Lake
The fire is supposed to have caught
from the furnace, as the flame was
first seen around the upper works near
the stack. The captain and mate were
sleeping aboard, but they escaped with
The light from the blazing steamer,
reflected on the dark storm clouds,
illuminated the entire east end of the
lake, and cottagers and other lake
'dwellers were certain that one or the
other of the big summer hotels or a
summer residence was being destroved,
with probably heavy loss of life. The
Steamer was moored near the Minne-
p. nka, boat works, but not near enough
*o endanger the building or the boats
tut Inn it Other craft were pulled out
Qf icaeh ox the flames,
Tl. Detroit was one of the oldest
pisspngci steamers on the lake. Years
ago it wis known as the Winneld. It
WT- then remodeled and renamed the
TIJIIU L, and later still became the
I) iTjit It was a large boat, and in its
time was popular, but the construction
ot l.nger and more modern steamers
had forced the Detroit to be content
with such business as it could secure
after the new boats had taken the
cream. The boat was owned by Frank
Tonight at Big Island Park, Innes and
fda band will give the following "Olde
Tyme" concert at 8 o'clock.
Orertnre, "Tell" ,........Rossini
"The Last Hope" (noctorne)..-....Gottschalk
(af "Sweet Alice, Ben Bolt.'*
(b) "M'Appari," from "Martha".Flotow
"Bnlfelana" (popxaar fantasy, Introduc
ing a number of tb beejt-known melodies
1 from the -works of this universally ad
"'Blue Danube," \raKs. Strausa
Silent Night" (aria for soprano, from
"II Xiovatore**) ............Verdi
Songs of the Heart" (popular fan
Thursday afternoon at 2:45 will be
^evoted to the following French-Rus
iGiliet(a) "In the Mill
(to) "Near the Ball."
tOffenbach-Airs from "The Grand Dutft-
fJalnt-SaensFrom "Henry VIII." (Ballet
IrTnslc). "Entrance of the Clans,"
Scotch Idyl, 3\g and Finale.
In which Is described the memorable tn
toasion of holy Russia by Napoleon.
Ta) Ganne"The Czarina," (Maznrka).
(b-) Rubinstein"Trot of the Cavalry,"
"SflbmsteiaThou Art Lite Unto a Flower."
(Song for Soprano).
Miss Virginia Ltstemaim.
tWUl* 'The Cossack'
ARCHITECT COMES SEPT. 3
Supervising Architect Will Look Over
Sites for Postofflce.
Supervising Architect Taylor of the
government treasury department will
Tttoi be in Minneapolis until Labor day,
ept. S. Mr. Taylor was to have
een here Aug. 81, but on that date
I be will be in Duluth, and on Sunday,
Sept. 2, he will be in St. Paul.
Mr. Taylor was interested in the dis
cussion or the new postofflce site pub
lished in The Journal of last Sun
day. The views of real estate men as
set forth in The Journal, Mr. Tay
lor savs, will be of material help in se
lecting a location for the new building.
Mr. Taylor will be prepared to look at
the question, of location from every
possible business angle.
FATHER OF KOLBii
SDES SON'S LAWYER
ACTION IS TO RECOVER MONEY
OBTAINED FOB REHEARING.
Complaint Charges E. S. Carey with
Representing That He Could Easily
Obtain New Trial and That Fee Was
Paid for Such ServiceAttorney De
murs to Complaint.
George Kolb, father of John Kolb,
who was sentenced to Stillwater for
thirty years for complicity in the mur
der at Columbia Heights nearly two
years ago, has brought action against
Ernest S. Carey, his son's attorney, to
recover $775 alleged to have been se
cured by misrepresentation.
A demurrer to the complaint was par
tially heard today by Judge F. V.
Brown, in chambers. Mr. Oarey did pot
disclose his defense, but contented him
self with arguing that the facts alleged
in the complaint did not constitute a
cause of action. He begged to be ex
cused from making an extended oral
argument, on the ground that hia father
died last night and he was not quite
himself. He was given ten days
which to submit a brief.
Charge Against Carey.
In the complaint, Mr. Kolb allegeB
that Carey informed him that his son
was entitled to fi. new trial on account
of many errors in the trial, and that he
had in his possession considerable evi
dence which had not been brought cut
in the trial, which, if presented, would
clear the young man. Believing thoroly
in his son's innocence, Mr. Kolb gladly
entered into an agreement to supply the
funds for securing a new hearing.
Aocording to his statement, he did
supply the fund*, but a new trial was
not obtained. He alleges that his son
was not properly defended, and that Mr.
Carey did not use due diligence in look
ing after his son'* case.
Mr. Kolb, whose home 1* in La Crosse,
Wis., is not in the city today, but is
represented bv Attorney Raymond of
his home town.
KNOGKED DOWN BY ADTOS
IOWA VETERAN IS RUN INTO AND
SERIOUSLY HURT BY CHAUF-
FEUR WHO IS ARRESTED.
Exoited by the erowds and the toot
ing of auto horns, George Penny, a^
veteran from Logan, Iowa, stepped in
front of an automobile driven by Ches
ter Barager this forenoon, and was
knocked to the pavement and seri
Mr. Penny had walked
toward Bridg Squar meet
some of *iis comrades. He had taken
this roite to avoid the jam. As he
started toward Hennepin avenue the
auto came up behind him, and in his
excitement he did not know which
way to turn. Before the machine
could be stopped he was knocked to
He was picked up unconscious by the
police and taken to the city hospital in
the ambulance. Policeman W. W.
Sheridan arrested Barager on a charge
of reckless driving. Barager was re
leased on bail. He told the police that
he was driving slowly, but the old
soldier stepped in front of the ma
chine when he thought the road was
OLD SOLDIER RESCUED
Detectives Arrest Two Men Who Carry
Prank McFarland and Fred Williams
were arrested by Detectives Harry
Hayes and Oharies Hamilton today
while they were crowding an old sol
dier against a building on Nicollet
The detectives took the men from the
crowd and. on searching them found
two loaded revolvers. They were im
mediately locked up, charged with car
rying concealed weapons.
LUTHERAN PASTORS MEET
200 from the United States and Canada
Rendezvous at Bed Wing.
Special to The Journal.
Red Wing, Minn., Aug. 15.-The an
nual meeting of the general confer
ence of the Norwegian Evangelical Lu
theran ministers opened for a week's*
session here today, about 200 clergy
men from all over the United States
and Canada attending. Bev Thomas
Nilssen of Ridgeway, Iowa, is presi
dent, and Rev. N. Borge of Decorah,
Iowa, secretary. This morning's pro
gram consisted of an introductory lec
ture by Rev. Mr. Aasted of Thief Riv
er Palls, Minn. a paper on "What
Spiritual Gift Does a Minister Need to
!Win Souls for the Lord?" by Rev. E.
A. Jorgensen of Bode, Iowa, and a pa
per by Bev. M. Forde of Starbuok,
Minn., on "Our Young People's Soci-
etiesTheir Aim and How It Can Be
Realized." BOLT KILLS IOWA BANKER
Lallason of Ankeny Stricken Dead in
Special to She Journal.
Des Moines, Iowa, Aug. 15.0. A.
Lallason, cashier of the Bank of An
keny, was killed instantly this morn
ing by a lightning stroke. He had gone
ohis barn to care for his horse when
and electrical storm came up. The only
mark on his body is a slight blue one
on the breast, fie had been a promi
nent banker in Iowa for thirty years.
TRAIN KILLS DEABW90D MU*.
Special to The Journal.
Deadwood, S. Aug. IS.Cteorge Watson,
a teamster in the employ of the Homestake
Mining company, -was struck by a freight
train at 8 o'clock this morning and died In
a short time. He was on his way home to
eLad. eNighbors heard, his groans and sent
for aid Hia right leg was torn from his
body and his hip was crushed. He was about
25 years old and unmarried.
Bargains In Used Piano*:
$125 buys a $300 Arion Piano.
S235 buys a $375 Shoninger Piano.
$140 buys a$300 Stone Piano.
$255 buys a $450 Steger Piano.
$200 buys a $450 Miller Piano.
Used Pianos$80, $90, $110, $115, $1 20.
Square Pianos$15, $25, $30, $38, $50.
Easy terms of $2, $3, $4, $5, $6 and $7 monthly.
Representatives for the Knabe-Angelus Piano.
FOSTER WALDO. SftSfEi.
DRUGS. LEAD TO DEATH
MRS. BBRTHA LEO DROWNS HER
SELF IN COMO LAKE BECAUSE
OF MORPHINE HABIT.
Hermann Leo, a furrier at 224 Plym
outh avenue N, yesterday identified the
body of the woman found in Como
lake, St. Paul, as that of his wife,
Mr. Leo said that his wife had been
ill for several months and that during
the illness she had become addicted to
the use of morphine. She found that
she was unable to break off the habit
and this fact preyed on her mind.
Two bottles of the drug were found
by the police near the woman's clothes
in Como park. Mr. Leo said he was
not surprised that his wife should
commit suicide for he had tried for
months to get her to leave morphine
alone. The body was brought to Min
neapolis and arrangements are being
made for the funeral.
RIVAL MINOR PARTIES
CONTEST FOR JUDGE
There may be a clash between the
socialists and the prohibitionists of
Hennepin county over the question of
election judges. The prohibitionists
have had one judge at former eleo
tons, being the leading third party,
but at the last election the public
ownership people secured more than
twice as many votes for their state
ticket in Hennepin county as the pro
hibitionists mustered. It will be for the
council to decide whether the social
ists have not displaced the prohibition
ists in their right to a judge.
The republicans will have three
judges and clerks, the democrats two
and the prohibitionists or socialists
will select the other.
The republican county committee
will meet this evening for the purpose
of adopting the list of republican
judges for the primaries and general
election. The meeting will be held at
Ehler's barber shop, in the basement
of the Bank of Commerce building.
GENERAL WILDER NOT ILL
REPORTS OF SICKNESS OF ONE OF
THB PROMINENT VETERAN
VISITORS ABB HAPPILY UN
FOUNDED. Reports of the serious illness of Gen
eral W. H. Wilder, commander of the
famous Wilder brigade of mounted in
fantry and one of the most prominent
veteran visitors in Minneapolis, caused
intense excitement at the West hotel
last night and threw the veteran ranks
into confusion, until General Wilder
appeared in person and denied the ru
mor. The story of the famous veteran's
illness was printed in an evening paper
and General Wilder and his friends
were busy to a late hour last night an
swering telephone calls and messages
from anxious friends of the Tennessee
General Wilder, who has been- men-
tioned as a possible candidate for the
Sosition of commander-in-chief of the
rand Army, has announced that ho
wil not be a candidate for the po
CONDUCTOR IS BEATEN,
BUT ALL THRU MISTAKE
Thinking that an interurban street
car conductor intended to keep a $20
bill they had handed him, John Arund
son and Olaf Trempe attacked the
conductor and gave him a severe beat
Both men live in North Dakota and
were unable to speak English. They
handed the bill to the conductor, who
said he would get the change in a
minute. They did not understand him
and made the attack to regain their
The passengers thought a holdup was
taking place, but explanations fol
lowed: and the men were allowed to go.
GRAIN DOWN AND BROKEN
Fall of 2,36 Inches of Water in the Fer
gus Falls Country.
Speolal to The Journal.
Fergus Tails, Minn., Aug. 15.A
rainfall of 2.86 inches last night by the
government gauge caught the farmers
in the midst of the harvest. Low places
are flooded and much giain is lodged
WHEN IT RAINS IN PARIS
A'True Parisian Never Misses His Out
ing on Account of the Weather.
The sole effect rain seems to have on
French spirit is to bring out its bright
ness by contrast, with clouds. "Tiensl
("Ah it rains!" And mon
sieur dressed with scrupulous care,
ready to sally forth, does not stop for
an umbrella, probably, but steps out
jauntily into the street and makes no
more unfriendly comment on the weath
er than "II ne fait pas beauce matin."
("It is not fine this morning.")
This is the French point of view. Dis
comfort of any sort is for them only
the negative of something desirable,
and so they keep their minds on what is
pleasing, naming it to define the ab
sence of it. La petite Helene and her
little brother Henri, who go to school
in the neighborhood, trot along in the
rain, the bonne at their heels, carry
ing their school bags. Henri wears a
capuchona cape with the hood drawn
up over his head, Helene holds over her
head a minuscule umbrella which she
tilts in such fashion as to make the
most of the rain. ITnrebuked by any
threat of something awful to result ft
a drop of water falls on them, both-chil
dren dance ajong in the wet, letting the
drops fall on their upturned faces ana
laughing in glee as if the rain were an
other playfellow. Even his royal high*
nessthe babydoes not miss his ac
customed outing on account of the
weather. Nunu, the nurse, will short
en the great ribbon streamers of the
white cap she wears, and she pins up
her dress to escape the muddy streets
le bebe himself is resplendent in the
laces and feathers which are an in
separable feature of the magnificent
devotion which the French bestow upon
a infant he is snugly tucked in his
o-cart, the hood is raised if it is
Must Build Siding.
The state railroad and warehouse
commission has ordered the Milwaukee
road to construct a sidetrack between
Fulda and lona lake, Murray county.
"Bumgesser has retired from busi
"Well, there's been a separation,
but it was just the other way." _
"He quit advertising and the busi
ness did the rest." ^tJ.jsZWkvi,'*
Hilt, u^if' $
THB MINNEAPOLIS JOURNAL.
APPEAL TO SOUTH
Ex-Prisoners Urge Daughters of
Confederacy Not to Honor
"We have forgiven Bobert L.
Toombs and almost forgiven Jefferson
Davis, but we can't and we won't for
give that scoundrel, Henry Wir."
This was the way one member of the
National Association of Ex-Prisoners
of War expressed himself when the
proposed monument in memory of the
hated commandant of Andersonville
prison came under discussion at the
annual meeting of the association yes
About 130 ex-prisoners were in at*
tendance at the meeting in the First
Unitarian church, and everything went
smoothly until General Harry White of
the Pennsylvania association intro
duced a set of resolutions denouncing
Wirz and appealing to the better senti
ment of the south to prevent the erec
tion of a monument to his memory. The
words of the resolution were strong, but
appeared mild and tame when compared
with the comments whioh followed in
the general discussion.
"If the Daughters of the Confed
eracy want to act let them. I am not
disposed to ask any-favor of any
southern organization." "If the south
wants to honor Wirz, let it do it. It
is only dishonoring itself by erecting
such a monument." "He was a
skunk." Those were some of the pas
sionate denunciations uttered by men
who still bore marks of their suffer
ings at the hands of Wirz.
When the discussion was at white
heat Henry Palmer of California turned
it into more dignified channels with a
"If the southland wants to erect
a monument to Lee," said Palmer,
"my purse is open to aid the plan. If
it wants to honor Stonewall Jackson,
Fitzhugh Lee, Longstreet, Gordon or
any other of the southern heroes who
are the pride of our united country,
let them do it, and let us aid them 11
we may. These men were soldiers.
"Place Wirz with these men and you
rob them of the honor which is their
due, you rob the south of honor. We
must not charge the whole order of
the Daughters of the Confederacy with
the mistake of the branch, or charge
the error of the Daughters against the
Ghosts of Dead Will Rise.
"But I say that if they do place
such a monument at Andersonville the
ghosts of the union dead who sleep
there will, God permitting, rise from
their graves and rend it to fragments.
We don't believe that the south wants
such a monument, and we don't want to
insult the south by passing these reso
lutions, thereby implying that it does
want to honor this wretch."
After a protracted discussion the fol
lowing resolutions, first adopted by the
Allegheny county, Pennsylvania, asso
ciation, and offered in its behalf by
General White, were adopted by a vote
of 21 to 19:
"Whereas, It has been published in
many papers in the south and, indeed,
turnout the country, that the Daugh
ters of the Confederacy of Savannah,
Ga., are soliciting funds to erect a
monument to the memory of Oaptain
Henry WirA "*ho, in*he years of 1864
and 1865: was comnnmdant -of the An
dersonville prison in Georgia, and
whose administration, management and
control of such prison, it has been by
overwhelming testimony established,
was so cruel, tyrannical and severe
that in less than one year more than
13,000 of the union soldiers imprisoned
died and are buried in the cemetery
there: and who, for his conduct and
acts in the management of the prison
with his harsh, cruel and barbarous
treatment of unarmed and unoffending
prisoners, under his charge, was judi
cially tried, convicted and exeouted
for his great inhuman crimes there
"Besolved, That the National Asso
ciation of Bx-Union Prisoners of War.
many of whose members were confined
in Andersonville prison for periods
varying from three to nine months, and
are living witnesses of the inhuman
cruelties of Captain Wirz, which caused
the death of so many of their com
rades in prison there, and years having
elapsed without any reversal form, fact
or Bentiment of the "justice of the con
viction, sentence and execution of this
reat criminal for his inhuman barbar
ties. appeal to the good sense and in
telligent patriotism of the soldiers who
wore the gray in the brave fight they
made for their convictions against the
men who wore the blue, to use their in
fluenc against the movement to erect a
monument to perpetuate the memory,
or what some of his zealous admirers
called the heroic deeds, of Captain Wirz
as the late commandant of Anderson
ville prison. The men of gray and the
men of blue, forgetting the cruelties
and severities of war, from time to time
meet for social and friendly greeting
both in the north and the Bouth, and,
indeed, often upon some of the great
battlefields of that angry time. The
patriotic utterances that come on such
occasions from the men of the south
and the men of the north are echoed
and re-echoed thruout the country, help
ing to allay the asperities of the past
and renew devotion to the flag among
all the people of a reunited country.
The questions that brought the north
and the south to war have been settled
by the blood of thousands of brave men.
Every state of our once disturbed union
is now in peaceful harmony in its prop
er place represented in all departments
of the government, and the erection of
a monument to honor the memory of
Captain Wira. whose inhumanities in
his career qf brief authority shock our
American civilization, because unpleas
ant discussions and irritations delay
the restoration of that love of country
and devotion to the flag everywhere in
our land all men who wore the blue so
much desire. This association, then,
many of whom are survivors of Captain
Wire's hated administration of Ander
sonville prison, deprecate the building
of a monument to his memory and ap-
thovght to be good for himand off he
eal to al late confederate soldiers to
and prevent by their influ
ence its erection.
"Eesolved further that this associa
tion of men who wore the blue in that
anxious time of war, with charity to
all and malice to none, and with all
respect, reminds the fair daughters of
Georgia, that we are citizens of a com
mon country the crucial questions that
once divided the north and the south
have been settled in the crucible of
battle northern soldiers stand with un
covered, heads as the southern mother
decorates the grave of her confederate
son, or the wife mourns at the grave of
her husband who fell fighting for the
southern star. We, therefore, appeal
to you, mothers ana daughters of the
south, in your zeal to honor and vener
ate the memory of your soldier dead
to pause, think and hesitate about do
ing anything for the erection of a mon
ument to anyone who exercised any
brief authority in the late confederacy
whose career will receive controversies
and anamosities of the past and, prob
ably, disturb the contentments of the
present and the harmonies of the fu
|ture. To you, fair daughters of the
south we may repeat and address, in
this behalf, the language of that great
and generous commander, ''Let us have
With the- Wirz resolution finally
passed, the association took up the
"Prisoners 'of War" bill, which pro
vides for the payment of 2 a day for
each day of confinement and a pension
of $12 a month. This bill has been in
committee for twelve years and the
members of the association were urged
to bring pressure to bear to have it
reported at the next session of con
A memorial addressed to the G. A.
B. asking that hereafter the Ex-Prison
ers be permitted to march as a part of
the regular parade, instead of holding
a separate demonstration. National
Commander J. D. Walker of Pittsburg,
Pa., was unanimously re-elected. The
other officers elected were: John KiB
same of Cincinnati, senior vice com
mander Ed P. Pitkin of Denver, Col.,
junior vice commander Rev. J, S. Fer
Senator Nelson at Oaznpfire.
Senator Knute Nelson of Minnesota
was the principal speaker at the camp
fire of the union ex-prisoners of war,
held in the Plymouth Congregational
church last night. He eulogized the
energy and patriotism with which the
northern volunteer soldier had returned
to the peaceful walks of life had laid
down the musket and enlisted in the
army of industry.
Henry Palmer of Long Beach, Cal.,
who -not only served in the civil war,
but also thru the Philippines, spoke on
his experiences in Andersonville. The
hardships and cruelties inflicted upon
the union prisoners he charged to the
"home guards," who accepted guard
duty to avoid service at the front. The
regular confederate soldier was always
ready to share his last food with a nor
thern prisoner. Mr. Palmer ended with
a tribute of thanks to the 55th Georgia
for its kindness while on guard at An
Chaplain Ferguson sang a genuine
army song in praise of the army bean.
E. K. Pitkin Of Denver recited one of
the late John Hay's poems. 0. E.
Faulkner of Minneapolis gave some
reminiscences of prison life. Comrade
Smith of Kansas made a general talk.
Mayor D. P. Jones expressed the wel
come of the city.
'BLIZZARD" IS IN TOWN
August 15, -1906.
chaplain W. C. McKelvy of
olorado, adjutant and quatermaster
Just before adjournment the associ
ation accepted the invitation of the
Bloomington, HI., association to be
come their guests on Oct. 18 and 19.
Wirz' Ghastly Work.
One of the strong advocates of a
resolution protesting against the erec
tion of a statue to the infamous Cap
tain Wirz is Otto F. Steen of Wahoo,
Neb., who was a prisoner at Ander
sonville for nine months. He has col
lected some statistics in answer to a
confederate veteran, who charged that
as many rebel prisoners died in the
north as did union prisoners in the
south. Mr. Steen has ascertained that
the total number of rebel prisoners in
the north was 175,811 of these there
died in four years only 12,&60, while
at Andersonville, out of 52,345 union
prisoners there died in three months
the frightful number of 18,700. This
number almost equals the union dead
at all the following great battles:
First battle of Bull Run, Wilson Creek,
Pea Ridge, Fort Donelson, Shiloh,
Chancellorsville, Gettysburg, Vicks
burg campaign, Stone River, Chicka
mauga, Chattanooga and Nashville.
In these battles the union forces num
bered over 500,000, and the number
killed in battle was 13,867. In other
words, aocording to Mr. Steen, Ander
sonville was ten times as deadly as
twelve important battles of the war.
TELLS OF WIRZ
Andersonville Superintendent Was
Brute in Human Form and
There is at least one Andersonville
prisoner in Minneapolis. S. S. Wales,
who lives at 3116 Lyndale avenue N, is
the man. Mr. Wales was a member of
Company B, Second Indiana cavalry.
Andersonville was established as a
rebel prison in the late winter of
1863-4. Mr. Wales was taken prisoner
at Dalton, Ga., in the spring of that
year and remained an inmate of the
Andersonville stockade until two weeks
after General Lee's surrender. He fre
quently saw Captain Wirz, the super
intendent of the prison, and is in entire
sympathy with the government for tak
ing him to Washington, trying him by
courtmartial, and then hanging him. A
similar fate would have overtaken Gen
eral John H. Winder, in charge of the
commissary of rebel prisons,and under
whose immediate direction Wirz acted,
but Winder dropped dead shortly be
fore the close of the war.
For purposes of discipline, securing
food and the services of the prison phy
sician, the 30,000 or more prisoners con
fined at Andersonville were divided
into groups of ninety men, called
squads, and three of these squads made
up a detachment. Mr. Wales was the
sergeant of his squad, and it was his
duty to represent the squad in contact
with Wirz and to accompany the sick
of the squad to the physician's office.
Wirz Was a Brute.
"Wirz was a brute in human form,
and likewise a great coward," said Mr.
Wales to The Journal today. ''He
never came into the stockade or con
ferred with the sergeants of squads
without carrying a heavy pistol in his
right hand. Wirz was a foreigner, a
Swiss, but with few, if any, of the hu
manizing characteristics of that won
derful people. To dense ignorance he
added fiendish cruelty. I have no doubt
that he not only complied with the in
structions of General Winder, but even
"It is not necessary for me to recall
in detail the horrors of that open-air
stockade, the intense sufferings from
the hot sun of summer, from the biting
cold of winter, and from exposure to all
the inclemencies of the weather. I
fancy sometimes that I can hear again
the bloodhounds being got ready to
trail some poor fellow who had slipped
thru the stockade to almost certain
death in the swamps, preferring this
to almost equally certain death in the
Plan for Mutiny Balked.
"During the fall of 1864 the pris
oners, acting thru the sergeants of
the squads, Began to prepare a plan
for mutiny. Wirz had his spies scat
tered thru the camp, and, of course, he
soon got wind of lie affair. The first
thing he did was to summon the 300
or more sergeants of the squads for
a conference. We were marched out
of the stockade, between files of
guards with loaded muskets, to the
grass plot in front of Wirz' house.
We found him standing on the front
Mrs. Marie J. Blaisdell Still Has Hopes jw
of that Back Pension.
Mrs. Marie J. Blaisdell of Pelican
Rapids, Minn., who is well-known in
this state and in Washington as the
"Minnesota Blizzard," is in Minne
apolis to attend the reunion of army
nurses. She returned west in June after
spending five months in the national
capital, where she fought with charac
teristic energy for the $40,000 back
pension which she says is due her.
She declares that altho she has been
baffled at almost every turn by the
federal officials she will never cease
her efforts to bring about a satisfac
tory settlement of her now famous
She says that it will be strengthened
when she renews her application by
the new facts she will submit show
ing that the maker of one of the afii
iorch to receive us, the large pistol
one hand, and his face pale and his
limbs trembling thru abject fear. He
could scarcely talk to us intelligibly,
owing to his condition of fright, and
the interview made us all think that
if we could have preserved our plans
secret for a week or two longer we
davits which caused her pension to be latter offering an acid remedy for the
cut off has since been sentenced to the scurvy with which the camp was
Minnesota state prison for embezzle- ravaged,
ment. "The average life of the union sol-
A purchase of very handsome mounted Hair Combs
go on sale Thursday. Bare novelties that yW would
expect to pay a great deal more money for. To make
the choosing easy we price 0^i^
them at, each 50o
White embroidered Wash Belts, at just half their usual
value. The loss is not ours, we bought them at a big
discount 25c and 50c values QI/
sale, each 25c and X^^C
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mght easily .havroverc^me the^ar^ 4*5 W ^"^1^^
^mgood boys, and perhaps our way
to freedom within the lines'
"Wirz was horribly and offensively
profane and blasphemous, and his
tyranny over his poor guards was
almost as complete as it was over us
"Day after day I attended the sick
roll at the office of the one physican
who had been detailed to look after
our bodily wantB. Just imagine what
one physician could do today among
80,000 people properly housed and fed,
and then what nis difficulties were,
and what, too, our sufferings, under
the enforced neglect which resulted
from the indescribable conditions pre
vailing at Andersonville^ Frequent
complaint was made to Wirz by our
physician, but without effecting a
change for the better. All the medi
cines this good doctor had were mor
phine pills and shumac berries, theBe
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A lucky purchase of fine white taffeta ribbons at much
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at, yard, 15 to *C
diers that prison has been estimated
to have been ninety-five days. It should
not be wondered at that my blood
fairly boils when I hear that certain
southern interests are thinking of
erecting a monument in bronze to
Wirz in one of the southern cities. I
hope the scheme will fail, and I agree
with every other Grand Army man in
denouncing it. If by passing some de
nunciatory resolutions in the national
encampment we can put a stop to this
proposed work, I should favor them
very earnestly, but it seems to me
that the chief effect of such resolutions
will be to stimulate the energy of the
south and. make an absolute certainty
of something which at present has not
progressed very far toward realization.
So I hardly think that these resolu
tions ought to be passed at this time.
In saying this I understand fully the
feeling of indignation which every
Grand Army man has, and am second
to no one in my desire to see the prin
ciples for which we fought and suf
fered upheld. But why fan into flam*
something which, if left alone, may
die out without exciting wide atten
tion or interest!"
SHOT THRU HEART
AND HEAD, HE LIYES
Negro Lives to Laugh at Under-
takerShot in Gambling
Hattiesburg, Miss., Aug. 15.With
one bullet straight thru his heart and
another thru his temple, entering at one
side of the head and coming out at the
other, Charles Williams, a negro of this
city, has survived for three days and
the prospects are that he will eventu
ally recover. The wounds were inflic
ted by a 38-calibre revolver, fired at
short range. Williams fell over as tho
The undertaker was telephoned for,
but a surgeon beat him to the scene and
when the dead wagon arrived the
wounded negro was able to sit up. Since
then he has been eating heartily and
the physicians venture the opinion that
he will recover if no unforseen compli
cations arise. Williams was shot by an
other negro in a dispute over a game of
BOILER KILLS TWO.
Three Rivers, Mich., Augj. 15.The
boiler attached to a mint distillery on
the farm of William Mohney, three
miles from this city, exploded today,
instantly killing Mr. Mohney, his son
fty, aged 28, and seriously wounding
two of Roy's children.
A SUICIDE AT 82.
Special to The Journal.
Milwaukee, Aug. 15.Captain Holt,
82 years old, and prominent, killed him
self with oxalic acid because despon
dent over his age.
AlilNT FOR ATLAS.
The party of mythological tourists
comes upon Atlas supporting the earth.
Before he has a chance to begin talking
about what a hard task is his, one of
the tourists inquires, blandly:
"And what are you doing, my good
I am holding up the earth, and it
is a mighty hard
"To be sure but why do you do itf"
"If I didn't, it would drop."
"All very well, but where would it
to if it should drop"
Shrugging their shoulders, the tour
find a few flaws in his recor^d if pos
The steamer was drawing near the
St. Joe dock.
"Surely, Alfred," whispered the
fluffy young thing, "that isn't the wed
ding march the orchestra is playing!"
"No, dear," said the young man
with the wilted collar, "that's 'From
Greenland's Icy Mountains,' and it has
a miehty refreshing sound, let me tell
Jaggsby (2 a.m.)I shay, of fisher, is
thish (hie) Blank street?
PolicemanYes. JaggsbyWish you'd (hie) d'rect
me t' 411. Goin' t' (hie) 'tend lecture
PolicemanWhat! Attend a lecture
at this hour of the morning?
JaggsbyYesh thash's where I
(hie) live, an' I'm married. Shee?
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