JONES WILL NOT RUN
PREFERS TO TRY FOR ALDERMA
RATHER THAN SEEK MAYOR 3
OFFICE OF MAYOR IS
NOW LEGALLY VACANT
Dr. Ames Is No Longer a Resident of
Minneapolis — The Committee to
Whom His Resignation Was Re
ferred Has .Taken No Action in the
Aid. David P. Jones, acting mayor
of Minneatwlis, will be a candidate to
succeed himself as alderman from the
He will not be a candidate for the
Republican nomination for mayor. He
authorized this statement yesterday
For some days pressure has been
brought to bear upon the acting mayor
to induce him to be a candidate for
mayor, and at a meeting of the Com
mercial club Saturday a committee
was appointed to circulate petitions
in favor of the candidacy of the acting
Committee Waits on Jones.
Yesterday this committee called
upon Mr. Jones at the mayor's office.
The memlers were W. L. Gardner, E.
J. Phelps, Walter Eggleston and O. B.
Mr. Jones said he was not ready to
make a formal statement, but would
prepare one after he returned to his
home at Lake Minnetonka and would
give it to the committee and press to
"You may say for me," said he yes
terday, "that I have not altered my
determination not to be a candidate for
the nomination for mayor."
Office of Mayor Is Vacant.
Mayor Ames has severed all ties
■which bind him to the city, and it is
said that under the strict letter of the
law there is a vacancy in the office of
mayor. The resignation of the mayor
was scheduled to take effect today.
The aldermen have taken no action
other than to refer the matter to a
committee and this committee has not
given it any consideration.
HIBERNIANS HAVE A HOLIDAY.
Visit Lake Minnetonka and Banquet at
Lake Park Hotel.
The fifteenth biennial convention of the
Ancient Order of Hibernians was formally
opened yesterday morning. The meeting
was held in Phoenix hall, corner of Sev
enth and Henrnepin avenue.
There were about 500 delegates present.
Shortly after assembling at the hall the
organization marched in a body to the
Church of the Immaculate Conception and
attended high mass, which was celebrated
by Father Keane.
At the conclusion of the church serv
ices the body returned to the hall, where
the committee on credentials wa3 ap
pointed. No further business was trans
acted by the organization yesterday.
In the afternoon they repaired to Lake
Minnetonka by special train over the
St. Louis road, and after a trip around
the lake a banquet was served at Lako
Park hotel. In the evening a social hop
was indulged in by the members present,
returning to the city on special train at
11:30 p. m.
The real active work of the organiza
tion will be taken up today. The fra
ternal, as well as the insurance part of
the organization, will listen to the reports
of their general officers.
In the evening the degree team of Min
neapolis I.odge No. 3 will confer the de
grees on a large class of candidates, for
the edification of the ouUide visitors.
The election of officers will occur on
Thursday. The 'adicaxioos are that r.ll
the present officers will be re -elected, as
the members appear to feel that the con
duct of affairs in the past has been so
satisfactorily handled that a change is
deemed unadvisable. There is ?ome talk,
however, of J. J. Regan being chosen
president, to succeed C. J. O'Brien, of
Insurance Treasurer John Snethy, of
Montgomery, who has held the oltioe for
fourteen years, will succeed himself in
office, us the management of the funds
has V>een eirinently satisfactory since his
incun-bencsy. All other officers are n».r>r-
Yf iur° of succeeding Ihemsolves in iLe
in^.'iance 1;, anch.
DIES IN MOTHER'S ARMS.
Passengers on Milwaukee Train Witness
a Sad Sight.
The passengers on an incoming Mil
waukee train from the west were shock
ed yesterday morning over the death of
a bright-eyed little girl, who passed away
in an unusual manner in the arms of her
Mrs. Kent, residing at Olivia. Minn
was en route to Sparta, Wis., to visit
friends, and had with her the pride of
the household, her fourteen-months-old
daughter Ruth. Mrs. Kent said that the
child had not been feeling well for some
time, but she thought when she left home
that the trip would do her good.
When they first started from home the
child seemed to brighten up. and gave
every indication that she had wholly re
covered from her slight indisposition, but
as they neared the city she gradually grew
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worse, and finally passed away in her
As soon as she reached Minneapolis
Coroner Williams was called, and decided
that death resulted from typhoid fever.
The mother accompanied the remains of
her daughter back to Olivia last night.
AUGUSTANA SYNOD CALLS MEETING
Removal of Gustavus Adolphus College to
A special meeting of the Minnesota con
ference of the Augustana synod has been
called by President Fremling. It will be
held in Minneapolis or St. Paul Oct. 21.
Three matters of great Importance to
the conference necessitates the calling of
11 mP ecUU meettnS at this time.
The first Is the proposed removal of
Gustavus Adolnhus eollegl from St. Pe
ter to the Twin Cities. This has been
agitated for several months, and many of
the churchmen believe the institution
should be removed to a more central loca- j
The proposed establishment of a dea
conness' home at St. Paul and the mat
ter of the English mission will also be
SHERIFF ARRESTS GAMBLERS.
Men Said to Own and Operate Monte
Carlo Taken Into Custody.
Sheriff Tierney, of Anoka county, yes
terday served warrants on Ira C. Rinehart
and George Clark for keeping and operat
ing a gambling device in Anoka county;
on George Baggett and John Tongue for
dealing faro, and on Henry M. Pohl for
running a gambling device on premises
controlled by him.
The arraignments will take pface at
Anoka today before Municipal Judge
James H. Ege. The gamblers will prob
ably plead not guilty, as they propose to
put up a hard fight.
Those who are placed under arrest were
all Interested in the little "Monte Carlo"
that has been operating at Columbia
Heights, just across the line from Henne
pin county, for the past five weeks. They
claimed to have been operating under
protection from the village authorities.
THINKS DAUGHTER IS KIDNAPED.
Mary Zimmerman Missing From Her
Home Since Aug. 12.
Henry Zimmerman, a farmer of Brook
lyn Center, was in Minneapolis last night
looking for his fifteen-year-old daughter
Mary, who has been missing from her
home since Aug. 12.
Mr. Zimmerman thinks his daughter has
been kidnaped by two strangers who
were seen about the farm, and who were
making Inquiries about the girl and her
The police told the father of the girl
that they would lend him all possible
assistance in locating his daughter.
WILL OFFER SUGGESTIONS.
Board of Charities and Corrections May
Some of the members of the present
grand jury are not satisfied with the con
duct of the affairs of the board of char
ities and corrections, and will suggest
to its successor, which meets Sept. 9
that some attention be paid to this
branch of the municipal government.
>.o one asserts that there is anything
previously wrong, but at the same time
the absence of one member for over three
months has caused some of the members
of the jury to believe that this man's
absence was caused by a desire to avoid
appearing before the Inquisitors.
MORE POLICEMEN APPOINTED.
Half a Dozen Former Officers Put Back
on the Force.
Six former policemen were appointed
to the force yesterday by Mayor Jones
and they will report for duty next Mon
day. The men appointed are as follows:
Joseph OHinger. J. c. Daily T J
Rooney, August Wold, Peter Quist, O. h'
All had been relieved from duty by
Mayor Ames for no particular reason, and
their return to the department will be
welcomed by the commanding officers of
the stations to which they will be de
tailed for the reason they are experienced
CANDIDATES FILE NOW.
County Auditor Scott, Under County At-
torneys Ruling, Closes Booth.
County Auditor Scott, under a ruling of
the county and city attorneys, closed the
filing booth last night at 12 o'clock. Any
person who wished to compete for an of
fice at the primaries and did not present
his certificate before that time will not
be allowed a place on the regular bal
The county auditor says that he will
ac?, ep*l all certificates filed today and
will then present the matter to the dis
trict judges for a ruling.
W/ll Decide on Auditorium.
At a meeting of the public affairs and
advisory committees and the board of
directors of the Commercial club this aft
ernoon a definite plan for a new audi
torium for the city will be decided, upon.
I* will either be decided to remodel the
Exposition building or build a new build
ing on the west side of the river, a site for
which has been selected. The exact loca
tion of the latter will not be announced at
Competition Stops It.
Roland—Are you disturbed by the back
yard chorus of howling cats any more?
Parke—Oh! it was terrible for a time,
but they got discouraged lately and stop
"What discouraged their yowling?"
The crying of a pair of twins that re
cently visited our house."—Exchange.
His Only Safety.
Someone once sent to Eugene Field a
poem entitled "Why Do I Live?"
Mr. Field sent back the reply, "Because
you sent your verse by mail."—Exchange.
Was Not That Kind.
Beryl—Was Jack much embarrassed
when he proposed to Miss Antique Go-
Sibyl—Well, I should say so.
Beryl—l suppose he blushed and stam
mered the way they all do?
Sibyl—Not at all. His was financial
SNAPSHOT OF VENEZUELAN GOVERNMENT TROOPS.
THE ST\ PAU& GI*OBS, WEBMBSD AY, AUGUST 27, 19O&
IF HE COMES WITHIN THE BOUN
DARIES OF MINNESOTA HE
WILL BE ARRESTED
HE IS IN CONTEMPT OF
THE STATE TRIBUNAL
Judge Lacombe, in Releasing the
Northern Securities Plaintiff From
Jail, States That if He Is an Of
fender the Offense Is Against This
Peter Power, of Northern Securities
fame, is in contempt of the United
States court of the district of Minne
sota and if he ventures into the con
fines of the Gopher states he will be
arrested and taken before Judge Loch
ren on that charge.
Judge Ijochren appointed the special
examiner and subpoenaed Power to
appear before the examiner in New
York and give testimony bearing on
the now famous Northern Pacific in
junction case. Mr. Power saw fit to
disregard the order of the Minnesota
judge and was committed for con
tempt by Judge Lacombe, and after
having served three days of a thirty
day sentence, Judge Lacombe ordered
his release, stating that the matter
was under the jurisdiction of the Min
nesota district of the United States
May Never Come Here.
Power may never visit Minnesota
again, with this charge hanging over
him, but if he does, he will at once
be arrested and will probably' have to
serve at least thirty days in a jail in
this state, with no prospect of being
released after a few days upon a
Judge Lacombe, in issuing his order
releasing Power from custody, ac
according to the New York dispatches,
holds that whatever contempt Power
is guilty of in not appearing before
the special examiner, appointed by a
Minnesota court, must be answered
for by the offender to the courts of
this state and therefore he orders
Power's discharge after serving three
days in the Ludlow street jail.
News Causes a Stir.
The reasons given by Judge La
combe for his action are written on the
back of the commitment under which
Power was sent to jail.
There is some discussion and a lit
tle excitement over this ruling in St.
Paul, and there is also some specula
tion as to what action the district of
Minnesota court will take In the mat
ter. It is generally believed, however,
that Power will not be disturbed any
farther in the matter unless he comes
into the state.
THEY AGREE ON A G. A. R. RATE.
Chicago-St. Paul Lines Will Sell Indi
vidual Tickets at a Cent a -Mile.
The St Paul-Chicago lines have fol
lowed the lead of the Wisconsin Cen
tral, which road announced Monday
that it would sell individual tickets to
the G. A. R. encampment at Washing
ton, at the rate of 1 cent a mile.
Announcements were made to this
effect today at all the local offices and
this settles what promised to be
something of a rate war earlier in the
The first rate announced was on a
basis of 1 cent a mile for parties, but
not for individuals. It was supposed,
however, that the roads would not ad
here to such an agreement and the an
nouncement of the Wisconsin Central
proved this belief correct, with the re
sult that tickets at this rate will be
sold on all the St. Paul-Chicago lines.
SOO LINE'S LOW RATE MET.
North-Western Makes a Bid for Tor-
onto Exposition Business.
The- Chicago & North-Western has
notified Chairman MacLeod, of the
Western Passenger association, that
the road will meet the rate of $26 made
by the Soo line for the round trip to
Toronto during the Western Canada
Tickets will be on sale from Aug 29
to Sept. 7, inclusive, -with a final limit
of Sept. 18. The North-Western will
carry passengers via Chicago and from
there over the Wabash or Grand Trunk
This rate was announced by the Soo
line some time ago and it is made
every year at this time, but the travel
on this occasion is not heavy.
Peter S. Hoe Dead.
NEW YORK. Aug. 26.-Peter S. Hoe.
the last surviving member of the origina
firm of R. Hoe & Co., manufacturers of
printing presses, is dead at Upper Mont
clair N. J from heart failure Mr Hoe
was born in New York eighty-one years
Won't Ask Carnegie for Money.
DOVER, England, Aug. 26.—The town
councillors today engaged in a longTnd
heated discussion, during which thl idea
of begging was deprecated, and a petition
from influential townspeople requesting
the council to ask Andrew Carnegie fo?
money to establish a public library was
rejected by a vote of 8 to 7. -
UOWRMIMI 'COD 7?AmA7?js£
" STOi^fjES OF *<ETTY G^EEl^i
TALES THAT ILIS/sT^ATE THE BUSINESS SHREWDNESS OF THE
v ~ -; RIOTEijr WOMAN THE UNITED ; STATES. T
The newspapers ponies the fact a
few weeks ago that Mrs. petty Green,
the richest, and in mTtny Tespects, the
most remarkable woman, in America,
had applied for a permit to carry a
pistol. This was regaj-ded as a joke by
the New York police, authorities, who
smiled as they mad|' ouj the permit,
says the Buffalo News.
But it turns out th&t it.ls not a joke.
Mrs. Green is in earnest. Since then
she has given an houi- a day to target
practice, and has becotne an excellent
shot. Providing herself with six dozen
little paper targets, she has been prac
ticing on them, one after another, pin
ned up against a tree in her back yard
in Jersey City. At first it bothered
her to hit the paper at ten feet, but she
can now average two bull's eyes at
Satisfied with her proficiency, Hetty
Green put her revolver in her hand bag
a few days ago and started for Boston
to conduct an important law suit in the
Massachusetts courts. On leaving New
York city Mrs. Green explained to the
writer with much pride that she was
now quite content with her ability to
defend her life—"not against burglars
or highwaymen, but against certain
lawyers who are determined to kill
Mrs. Qjreen said there was a long
standing conspiracy against her life.
Her chief suspicions are directed
against some of the lawyers with whom
she is compelled to have dealings. She
had a suit in a New Bedford court to
recover $1,500,000, which she claims
was stolen from her father's estate
with the connivance of lawyers, and
that is why she to^k her revolver to
Massachusetts with ber, says the St.
"Besides plotting s© that my father
and husband were killed, and my
daughter injured," ~s*ie said, "those
lawyers are fixing to put me out of the
way. But I tell you they won't.
"Of course, 1 won't shoot first I
won't shoot at anybody if I can help it
But I won't be bulldozed by lawyers.
When I was a your«g woman I could
ride and shoot at tin same time. Tve
been practicing son s, and I think I
could kill a man at a distance of twen
"But I shan't sho( t to kill; only to
disable. I do not are to have the
death of any of God' creatures on my
hands, even that of |a lawyer. I'm
enough of a shot to s jop at an arm or a
leg, and I'm going to qarry through
this suit if I have to set half the law
yers in court a-lirnr Pg."
As for the lawy< rs, they profess
amazement. They de iare that no man
can get the better of Hetty Green, who
is a genius in the fin art of financier
ing, besides possess; fng the tact and
resource of the entir diplomatic corps.
In proof of which s dazen separate
transactions are quo! Ed, in any one of
which a revolver ;i i Hetty Green's
hands would have befn a ridiculous su
One day when Mrs. Green opened her
desk in the Chemical .bank offices she
found a letter from her representative
in a Southern city saying that a very
large sum of money would be needed at
once to protect certain real estate of
hers against the schemes of a railroad
company. She referred the matter to
her most astute lawyer.
"YouwiM have t6 put up the maney,"
"I won't," said Hetty Green.
Knowing the value of the menaced
real estate, the lawyer looked inquir
ingly at his eccentric client and await
ed her instructions with considerable
curiosity. She took from her bag a
slip of paper and handed it to the law
yer. He read the names of several in
fluential senators and congressmen,
and opposite each name were figures
standing for sums of money ranging
from $1,000 to $10,000.
"Call in all those loans at once," said
Mrs. Green. "You may explain that I
am in urgent need of money."
"Any further instructions, Mrs.
"No; that will be about all today."
The lawyer thought it was enough
for one day. Three days later he was
waited on by a delegation from Wash
ington, including one senator and three
congressmen. All appeared perturbed.
The lawyer referred them to Hetty
Green, who received them with tfce
courtesy due to the nation's lawmak
ers. The senator was the spokesman.
He cleared his throat several times .and
"See here, Mrs. Green, wasn't it un
derstood that those were long time
Hetty admitted that such was the
original idea, but she needed the
The delegation from congress looked
at her incredulously,
"I'm in a dreadfully tight place,"
said the woman of millions. "People
are trying to get my j>roperty away
from me, and a very large sum is need
ed instantly to protect it."
The delegation thought perhaps it
might do something besides paying
back borrowed mo/icy.. Mrs. Green
thought not. The delegation urged
her to let it try. "With apparent re
luctance she explained how she was in
the toils of a Southern! railroad com
The delegation firom congress burst
into loud laughter.
"You will never hear of it again,"
said they, putting an their hats. And
Hetty Green knew that she never
A year or so before the death of Col
lis P. Huntington, the railway magnate,
Hetty Green's schedule of grievances
against that power in the financial
world reached a point where she felt
that she must have revenge.
At this time Hr. Huntington was bor
rowing money freely with which to
carry on some large deals that were
still several weeks short of their cul
mination. Hetty Green knew this. She
also knew the bank where most of Mr.
Huntington's loans were negotiated.
She began depositing in that bank, and
presently her "balance amounted to
more than $1,600,000.
One day, when she had satisfied her
self that Huntington was still borrow
ing from her bank, and that his big
deals were still in the ticklish stage,
she called on one of the active officers
of the concern, wearing a very long
"Mr. Stewart," she said, 'Tve come to
get my money." . .
"When do you want it?" asked the
wary banker, thinking hard.
- 'Now, if you please. - And I don't
want a check; I,want it in cash." '
- "But, Mrs. Green, this is very unu
sual. It Is the business of the bank to
loan money, not to keep it piled up in
the vaults. A million and a half with
drawn without —well, it is just
a trifle out of the ordinary. What is
the matter, Mrs. Green?"
"Well, Mr. Stewart, I am an old wo
man, and I 1 feel uneasy. I hear that
you have been making some rather
doubtful loans"— . . f
"Not a word of truth in it, Mrs.
Green," interrupted the banker. " "Ev
ery one of our loans is gilt-edged.*'
H ; "But I am uneasy, just the same. I
can't help it, Mr. Stewart. -1 want my
money— cash, please." [■■ .
5 "Is there no other way, Mrs. Green?"
The banker was beginning to perspire.
"Well, while I'm waiting you might
let me look over your balance sheet,
Mr. Stewart." . . " . -
- "Impossible, madam. That is against
all .the rules of banking. What partic
ular loans do you object to?"
"I'd rather not say, Mr. Stewart.
They may be all right, but I'm un
easy. So give me my money—
check, please; let me have it in cash."
Hetty Green got her money on the
spot in all kinds of bills. It made so
large a bundle that she had to borrow
one of the bank's messengers to carry
it for her to the safe deposit vaults
where she had already secured a box to
receive it. ' . '
Another messenger was dispatched
post haste to Mr. Huntington's office.
During the next hour there was tre
mendous excitement in financial circles
over rumors that Collis P. Huntington
had gone to smash. As a matter of
fact he probably never had a narrower
Joseph Choate, now United States
ambassador to England, was once at
torney for the defense in a suit brought
by Hetty Green involving a large
amount of money. Mrs. Green, dread
ed the effect of Mr. Choate's matchless
eloquence on the jury.
During the hearing of testimony she
had kept away from the court room,
fearing to be served with papers in
counter suits. But she felt that some
thing must be done to overcome the
force of Mr. Choate's eloquence, so,
en. learning that the great man had
risen to make the final argument, she
covered her face with a heavy Spanish
veil, slipped by the doorkeeper, and
seated herself in a very conspicuous
Mr. Choate's argument was so brill
iant that Hetty Green squirmed in her
chair. Yet his victorious climax was
still in abeyance. Presently Mr.
Choate reached his highest flight of
oratory.. It was a psychological- mo
ment. Suddenly . Mrs. . Green drew
from her pocket an enormous pillow
sham, stiffly starched, and began to
sway backward and forward, sobbing
The effect was ludicrous. Judge,
jury and spectators joined in a roa,r of
laughter, and Mr. Choate never finish
ed his oration. It was exactly what
Mrs. Green had planned. She had
beaten the only lawyer who could beat
her case in court. . «
The conclusion of an important
transaction not long ago demanded the
transfer of $100,000 worth of Hetty
Green's bonds and stock certificates i
from the Chemical bank to a Philadel
phia house. The thought of subjecting
such valuable documents to the perils ;
of travel worried her, and she sought
the advice of President Williams.
"Any # express company will do it,"
said the banker, "and assume the entire
responsibility." v ■•
"But what will the express company
charge, Mr. Williams?" ;
*" "Well, it's more for government
"Then I'll send some other kind,"
broke in Mrs. Green, sharply. "What
are the charges on other bonds and se
curities to Philadelphia?"
President Williams called to one of
the tellers: "What are the express
. charges on bonds and , other securities
to Philadelphia?" . .
"Twenty-five cents a thousand on
government bonds," was the answer,
"arid 15 cents on everything else."
- "Do you mean to say," said Hetty
Green, "that I must pay an express
company $15 to carry this little bundle
of papers # to Philadelphia?"
President Williams reminded Mrs.
Green that the express company would
assume responsibility to the amount of
the face value of the bonds transport
ed, but Mrs. Green was indignant.
"The charge is exorbitant," . she de
clared. "I won't pay it. I'll put those
bonds in my black bag and carry, them
over myself. The round trip is only
$4. That is $11 saved, and I've noth
ing in particular to do today."
Sewer In Alley In Block 3, Irvine's Sec
ond Addition. '
Office of the Board of Public Works
City of St. Paul, Minn., August 21st, 1902.
Sealed bids will bo received by the
Board of Public Works in and for the
corporation of the City of St. Paul, Min
nesota, at their office in said city, until
2 p. m. on the second (2nd) day of SeD
tember, A. D. 1902, for the construction
of a sewer in alley in block three (3) Ir
vine's Second addition, from Beaumont
street to Minnehaha street. in- said city
according to plans and specifications on
file in the office of said Board. -
A bond with at least two (2) sureties In
o SUlt<fi° atlea, st twenty (20) per cent or
a certified check on a bank of St. Paul In
a sum, of at least ten (10) per cent of the
gross amount bid. must accompany each
ffthe^grk^^if&SS mad* PayabI *
rej Tec? aTaKI? b^s^ ** right *
JOHN S. GRODE.
Official- R. L. GORMAN. Presltient
Clerk Board of Public Works.
: : Aug 22-1902-10t :
Sewers on Lexington, Hague, Laurel,
- Ashland, Portland and Dayton Ave
Office of' the Board of Public Works
City of St. Paul, Minn., August 20, 1902. I
■^ Sealed bids - will be received by the
Board of Public Works in and for the
corporation of the City of St. Paul Min
nesota, at their office iin said city until
2 p. m. on • the second (2nd) - day of
September, A. D. 1902, for the construc
tion of sewers on Lexington avenue from
Dayton avenue to Portland aVenue: on
Hague avenue from Oxford street to
Lexington v avenue; on Laurel avenue
from Oxford street to Lexington avenue
on Ashland avenue from. Oxford street to
Lexington 8 avenue; on Portland avenue
from Oxford street: to Lexington ave
nue, and on Dayton avenue from Syndi
cate B avenue to Lexington avenue, ac
cording to plans and specifications on
tile in the office of said Board.
A bond/with at least , two (2) sureties
in a sum of at least twenty (20) per
cent «-r a certified check on a bank of
St: Paul, In a sum of ■at least ten (10)
per cent of the gross amount bid, ' must
accompany each bid. SaY check shall
be made - payable to the Clerk of said
Board. i : -■;■ •■ ;-; : ,■,■,■-„■■».;'—■>..:
The said Board reserves | the right to
reject any and all bids. -
JOHN GRODE. .';
Official: R. L." GORMAN, ; Pre3ldent-
Clerk Board of Public Works.
: v Aug. 21-1902-10U :. ■
NEW YORK CITY GOSSIP
"SOFT COAL EYES" IS NEW DISEASE
Schwab Abandons Long Island Estate-
Elevated Railroad Now Issues Blockade
Tickets—Congressman Levy Says the
Next President Will Be a Demo
NEW YORK, Aug. 26.—Eye specialists
of New York are convinced that an in
creased number of cases that have come*
under their notice In the last few weeks
is due to the use of soft coal in larger
quantities than has been used for years
before. The "soft coal eye" seems des
tined to become as well known as the
"ping-pong ankle" or the "bicycle face."
Particles floating in the soft coal smoke
do not cause greater inflammation of the
eye, If they touch the eyeball, than do
other particles, but there are more of
them nowadays and hence more sore
eyes. Some time ago Boston people suf
fered a similar plague, which they attrib
uted to the fact that a third rail was be
ing used on the elevated lines.
The rust was scraped off this by the
brush connected with the motor and
floated into the eyes of those who lived
along the road.
MUST CARRY BOILED
WATER TO SCHOOL
Condition of Supply From the Lake so
Poor Its Use Will Not Be Permit
ted by Pupils.
CHICAGO. Aug. 26.—Because of the
poor condition of the city water supply,
the board of education decided today
that it would be necessary to shut off the
water supply from all of the public schools
when they open next Tuesday. The com
mittee having the matter under consid
eration had hoped matters would improve
before the school opened.
Pupils desiring a drink of water dur
ing school hours will be compelled to
bring a bottle of boiled water from their
homes or go without. An unlimited use
of the water would, the members of tho
board fear, cause an ep/lemic of typhoid
fever among the pupils.
ALGER MAY SEE THE PRESIDENT.
Roosevelt Said to Look Favorably Upon
DETROIT, Mich., Aug. 26.—Gen.
Russell A. Alger, former secretary of
war, leaves for an Eastern trip tomor
row. It is intimated here that the trip
savors of a call from President Roose
velt for a conference regarding Alger's
candidacy to succeed the late James
McMillan as United States senator. It
is said the president would like to see
A YANKEE &UN
ml BEATS THE WORLD.
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Estimated Range Over 40 Mile?.
Nearly double the range and penetrating power of
any gun yet designed throughout the world.
A remark&bly solid and favorable
L C«LC Here patriotic pride and profit meet
The first question asked by a civilian on having his attention called to '
a new gun is, feow far will it shoot ? He naturally knows that the greater
the range the greater the penetration. :
The artillerist inquires, what is the penetration or energy of the piece, |
and from that computes the range. I ->.
| To answer the question in the minds of the people, our ballistic engi- "
neer, Col. James M. Ingalls of the U. S. Army, retired, has kindly com
puted for us the range of the ten-inch gun, 1902 model, as follows :—
** The range at 45 degrees elevation, 600 pounds shot, 3,500 feet per
second muzzle velocity, will be 40.365 miles."
The five inch, rapid-fire Brown Segmental Wire Tube Gun illustrated in
tne above cut has been fired 300 shots by the U. S. Government Inspector,
thereby creating a new record for average muzzle velocity from a 6-inch
rapid-fire gun of 45 calibres length.
This system has passed the experi
mental stage and is now entering
upon the manufacture of this class of
guns for the U. S. Government.
In the Fortifications Bill for the
fiscal year, which Congress has al
ready passed, provision is contained
for fifty of the Brown Segmental Wire
Tube guns, $698,770 —25 five-inch
fifty guns will open the ball for the
tww era which they will inaugurate.
Krupp was brought from small
means to a fortune now estimated at
$400,000,000 by his gun business.
The Brown Segmental Wire Tube
System is a far greater advance in
gun making than the Krupp system
was in its day.
The use of sheet steel for tabes,
which tubes are then wound with
wire, bo far exceeds all other tubes
in power of resistance, economy of
construction, time of finishing and
lightness of weight, compared to efli
ciency, that this new class of guns
will rapidly take the place of all other
About $80,000,000 per year is the
present estimated average of sales for
guns of five-inch bore and larger,
and the sales are steadily increasing!
The Brown Segmental Wire Tube
Inventions and patents are funda
WE DESIRE TO CORRESPOND
Immediately with men in position to place some of the ground
floor shares of the proposed $10,000,000 company for manufact
uring these guns abroad. -
Terms, equipment and compensation satisfactory to all accus
tomed to the sale of high grade shares. \J:^y
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the tyro senators from Michigan more
in harmony with the administration
views than Senator Burrow* His
proved to be, and that he is favorably
inclined toward Congressman William
Alden Smith as a successor to Burrowa
two years hence, and that Alger is
likely to get the administration's stamp
of approval in the present campaign.
Smith and Alger had a conference
In Detroit yesterday. Gen. Alger de
clared today that he was in the cam
paign and would be there with hia
friends to the end. The general had
been previously characterized as a pas
Many Persons Killed or Wounded—
Town Still in Hands of the
CARACAS. Venezuela, Aug. 26.—
Ciudad Bolivar, capital of the state of
Bolivar, has been bombarded by a
Colombian government warship and
many persons were killed and wound
ed. The place has a large British
population and the' British subjects
have requested that a warship of Great
Britain be sent for their protection. It
is alleged that atrocities have been
committed at Cuidad Bolivar by both
the government troops and the revolu
Cludid Bolivar is still in the power
of the revolutionists. The town was
fired upon day and night by the gun
boats Bolivar and Restaurador, which
attempted to land forces to reoccupy
the place. About six hundred shells
were fired into the city. When the
ammunition of the Restarador was ex
hausted she left for La Guira to ob
tain additional supplies, after which
the bombardment will be resumed.
Torpedo Boats Accepted.
WASHINGTON, D. C, Aug. 26—The
navy department today accepted the tor
pedo boats Delong and Wilkes. which have
had their final trials. The torpedo boat
Decatur will have her final trial on Sat
urday and the preliminary trial of the
destroyer Barry will occur the same day.
His Posthumous Price.
Here is an excellent and very typical
story told by the English papers of James
McNeil! Whistler: A Colorado millionaire
—extremely millionaire—one who is get
ting up an art gallery, went to Whistler's
studio in the Rue de Bac. H« glanced
casually at the pictures on the walls—
"symphonies" in rose and gold, in blue
and gray, in brown and green. "How
much for the lot?" he asked, with the
confidence of one who owns gold mines
"Four millions." said Whistler. "What 1"
"My posthumous prices." And the paint
er added, "Good morning."
TO BE OUTRANGED IS PRAC
TICALLY TO BE DEFEATED,
henc« f these highest powered guns
will command th« markets of all na
tions as soon as they are ready to de
Nearly fourteen years of constant
study and experiment, with the ex
penditure of hundreds of thousands of
dollars In construction and testa,
have eliminated all constructional
risks and have demonstrated merit ab
solutely unequalled in gun construe
The Trustees for foreign rights
now offer for investment a sufficient
number of shares of a foreign com
pany to be incorporated in Europe,
to pay for building one 6-icoh type
rapid-fire breech loading Brown Seg
mental Wira Tube gun for immediate
use in founding a company to manu
facture these guns in Europe or else
where for all foreign countries.
The Trustees believe that the shares
will be equal In earning power to
the shares of any heavy ordnance
company that has been or will be or
To stimulate quick decision and
prompt action in forming the ground
floor of this foreign company, these
shares are novr offered at 20 percent,
oftheirpar valne—slo shares ats2
per share. This price subject to in
crease without notice.
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