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MINNEAPOLIS NEWS
SAYS FLETCHER
KTBuraur
Niece of His Mother-fn-Law
Asks Court for an Ac
counting
Sarah Hill, of West Gouldsborough,
Hancock county, Me., has filed a peti
tion in the probate court asking: to have
Congressman-elect Loren Fletcher re
moved as administrator of the estate of
the late Hedida E. Easter, her aunt,
and Mr. Fletcher's moiher-in-law.
Mrs. Easter made her home with Mr.
Fletcher from June 15, 1887, to April
28, 1897, when she died. In her will
executed Jan. 29, 1892, she made the
congressman her executor without
bonds and willed to him her entire es
tate with the exception of bequests
amounting to $2,500. The bequest to
the petitioner was $500.
The petition asserts that Mr. Fletch
er presented a claim of his own which
more than consumed the entire estate.
His claim was for $17,512.04, and as a
result there was a balance due from
the estate to him of $1,089.72. His
claim included medical attendance,
nursing and board for nearly ten years,
amounting to $11,850-.
According to the petition the con
gressman-elect charged the estate with
£100 a month for board and room, when
half that sum would have been suffi
cient to cover all expenses.
The estate is said to have been val
ued at $16,000 and the allowance of a
claim, in excess of its value was suffi
cient to cut off all bequests. The peti
tioner asserts that it was improper to
permit Mr. Fletcher to act as creditor
and administrator and that he never
filed an inventory as required by law.
It is also alleged there was no notifi
cation of the probation of the will, ex
cept by publication in a Minneapolis
weekly newspaper.. although Mr.
Fletcher was aware of the whereabouts
of the petitioner and that on Dec. 28,
1902, he answered a letter of inquiry in
which he is said to have denied knowl
edge of any will or bequests. Letters
written after that time were not an
swered, according to the statement
made in court.
Mr. Fletcher is out of the city.
AMES INDICTMENTS
TO BE DISMISSED
District Court Will Nolle the Ten In
dictments Against Him
The ten indictments against former
Mayor A. A. Ames, of Minneapolis.
will be nolled when court opens Mon
day morning. This is the decision of
the members of the bench and the
much-tried mayor will be permitted to
go free with the record of four terms
In office and four trials in the district
court.
Smasher Makes a Haul
The Minneapolis window smasher
got in his work early yesterday morn
ing, when he broke a window in L. C.
Gold's fur store, at 13 South Seventh
street, about 4:30 o'clock, and made
away with $1,200 worth of furs which
had been brought from the East only
a few days ago.
Funeral of W. S. Hill
The funeral of W. S. Hill, the lum
berman who died In St. Louis, Thurs
day, will be held this afternoon from
his late residence, 1326 Second avenue
south. The pall bearers will be Perry
Harrison, A. M. Clerihew, E. A. Merrill,
Harry Wadsworth, F. G. Howard and
S. M. Tale.
"77"
Cures Grip and
.™r','iv^^i;
While Dr. Humphreys' "Seventy
seven" is a specific cure for Grip and
serious Colds that "hang on,"
Its widest sphere of use is to "break
up" a common, everyday Cold, begin
ning with the sniffles and ending on
the chest.
"77" cures by restoring the checked
circulation of the blood to all the vital
organs, that they may perform their
functions naturally, without unneces
sary effort
At Druggists, 26 cents, or mailed.
Humphreys 1 Medicine Co, Cor. William
and John Streets, New York.
DOUGLAS' SUCCESS
DUE TOttYBTBIN
Massachusetts Man Tells of
the Methods of the New
Governor
"There is no method of advertising
In the world to compare with ample
space in a daily newspaper, and the re
cent elevation of W. L. Douglas, of
Massachusetts, to the governorship of
the state is a shining example of the
truth of this statement," said H. L.
Parmenter, of Athol, Mass., at the Mer
chants hotel last night. "Mr. Douglas
is one of the greatest advertisers in the
world, and his wonderful success is due
as much to the uses of the advertising
columns of newspapers as to any other
factor.
"Mr. Douglas started not many years
ago with a small shoe shop, making a
few pair of shoes a day, and im
mediately started to advertise. Inside
of a year he was making two cases of
shoes each day, and still used the pa
pers. Then he cut down his living ex
penses, and for the next four years
spent every dollar of his profits in
newspaper advertising.
"His factory increased in size every
year. Pictures of Mr. Douglas appeared
in the papers, at so much per inch.
Gradually his name began to be asso
ciated with shoes and newspaper ad
vertising, and month after month the
factory grew larger and he was men
tioned as a candidate for mayor in his
native city, Brockton.
Campaign for Mayor
"Then Jie showed that he still be
lieved In newspaper advertising. He
wanted to be mayor of Brockton, and
every day purchased columns in the
dailies, and had his advertising man
ager write long stories regarding his
fitness for the office. His picture ap
peared In the papers still in conjunction
with the shoe business, but also in the
Brockton papers as a candidate for
mayor.
"He was elected by a great majority
of the votes cast. His administration
was highly successful, and he retired
from the position with, an untarnished
name. He was still looking higher, and
last spring entered the lists for the
Democratic nomination for governor.
"Before the primaries, his picture
filled the papers all over the state. The
good effects were shown in his nomina
tion, thousands of men favoring him,
although they had never met him per
sonally. He was put up against the
Republican nominee, Gov. John L.
Bates, and also was working against
the fact that it was presidential year,
and Massachusetts Is a strong Repub
lican state.
"In the campaign for governor, his
newspaper advertising was used
stronger than ever before. He bought
whole pages and everywhere pro
claimed the fact that W. L. Douglas
was a candidate for governor.
"The result is now history. He was
elected over Bates by 26,000 votes, and
this in the face of a 60.000 plurality for
Roosevelt. Some people are now men
tioning him as a candidate for the
presidency, and you can make up your
mind that if he ever runs for that of
fice the newspapers will receive the
greatest orders for Douglas advertising
that has ever been sent to them. For
he will use them as advertising
mediums in Just the same manner that
he has used them to bring his shoe
before the public, elect himself mayor
of Brockton, capture the Democratic
nomination for governor, and later run
ahead of his party's national candidate
by a clean 85,000 votes."
HENNEPIN GIVES
ROOSEVELT 28,000
Republican Candidate Secures Large
Plurality in the Big County
The county board has finished can
vassing the electoral vote of Hennepin
county, and the result is as follows:
Rooee- Swal
velt. Parker, low. Debs.
Country towns. 1.966 609 17 30
Villages 1.013 171 S 65
First ward 3,716 803 23 688
Second ward 3,289 663 18 613
Third ward 3.449 723 14 588
Fourth ward 3,716 786 40 402
Fifth ward 3.416 567 12 370
Sixth ward 1.407 311 7 413
Seventh ward... 1,722 278 7 226
Eighth ward.... 3,799 463 17 217
Ninth ward 2.166 368 10 687
Tenth ward 1,371 204 < 232
Eleventh ward.. 1.969 31S 11 366
Twelfth ward... 950 179 T 198
Thirteenth ward 959 146 2 96
Totals 54.891 6.482 194 4.833
Roosevelt's plurality, 28.459.
The figures show that Roosevelt car
ried every ward in the city and the
country towns and villages.
The race between Parker and Debs
was close, and the public ownership,
or socialist, candidate carried the
Sixth/Seventh. Ninth. Tenth, Eleventh
and Twelfth wards over Parker.
THE ST. PAUL GLOBE. SUNDAY. NOVEMBER 13. 1904
DLL KEEP WATCH
ON THE RETURNS
No Pre-Arranged Figures Will
Be Accepted by the
Democrats
The two Republican papers of Min
neapolis were thrown into a panic last
night and printed lurid stories to the
effect that special policemen had been
engaged to watch the office of the city
clerk for the purpose of preventing any
tampering with the returns.
The fact of the matter is that a po
liceman has been detailed to watch on
the second floor of the city hall for the
purpose of giving alarm In the event
of fire In order that the proper officers
may be notified In time to remove the
returns before they are consumed.
City Clerk Lydiard has had a man at
work tabulating the returns from the
preliminary sheets and he asserts they
are accurate and there will be little for
the council committee to do other than
to O X the figures which he has pre
pared.
There Is a probability that the tabu
lation of the city clerk will be passed
to one side and the committee ap
pointed to canvass the returns will be
compelled to perform the duty for
which it was appointed—canvass the
returns as they are taken from the en
velopes.
There has been so much volunteer
service on the part of the Republicans
that the Democrats are becoming sus
picious and they will Insist that the
vote be tabulated from the returns as
they ait opened and reed and not from
any pre-arranged sheets which may
have been prepared by any Republican
official.
The city canvassing board meets to
morrow and there is every prospect
that each return will be scrutinized
carefully before the figures are placed
on the tally sheets.
Although the adherents of the Re
publican candidates clahn a victory, the
Democrats are not satisfied with the
preliminary returns, for they are of
the opinion that the same errors win
be found in Minneapolis as was discov
ered in the preliminary returns in St.
Paul.
wheat movement
worries Railroads
They Have More Offerings Than They
Can Take Care Of
The railroads report that more wheat
is offered them than the lines can
transport and many tralnloads are be
ing h«ld on the tracks awaiting an op
portunity to reach the Bidlngs. Rail
road men say that over 4,000,000 bush
els of wheat that will grade above No.
4 are awaiting shipment, for the farm
ers are anxious to sell at the present
high prices.
Northwestern Patents
List of patents Issued last week to
Northwestern invervtors, reported by
Lothrop & Johnson, patent lawyers,
911 and 912 Pioneer Press building. St.
Paul, Minn., and Washington, D. C:
Herman Auerswald. SL Paul, Minn.,
metal seat plate for riding saddles.
Oscar Bakke. Minneapolis, Minn,
ball bearing for disc drills.
James Fox, Bowen. Mont., derrick.
Prank and W. Holets. FUlmore,
Minn., leveling device for traction en
gines.
Ernest Hopp, Willis, Mont, gate fast
ener.
Frank Overholt, Minneapolis, Minn.,
exhaust head.
Louis Peter, Bt. Paul, Minn., meat
Baiting apparatus.
Hana Sorensen, Snoma, 8. D., sprink
ling attachment for mowers.
Ole Void. Dawson, Minn., safety de
vice for firearms.
Felton Volimer, Wlneted, Minn., par
ty line telephone system.
Musician Is Held Up
R. V. Hand, a musician who lives at
SO4O Second avenue south, says he was
held up and robbed early yesterday
morning when returning from a dance
.where he furnished a portion of the
music for the pleasure seekers. He
mourns the loss of $12. He also asserts
that the men who held him up had a
revolver.
H. K. Halvorson Dies
H. K. Halvorson, a well known rail
road contractor of Minneapolis, died
Friday at his home, 1428 Ninth street
south, from heart failure, at the age
of 80 years. He was a resident of Min
neapolis for thirty years and appeared
to be in the best of health prior to his
death. He is survived by a widow and
three sons. ■
Mill Hand Hurt
Samuel Dahl, living at «11 Adams
street northeast, was crushed between
a car and a chute at the PlHsbury A
mill on the East aide and received In
juries which may result fatally. He
was taken to the Swedish hospital.
Mannish overcoat* for young women at
half dry goods and cloak store prices in
our boys' department.
Palace Clothing House.
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TREE COTTERS HELD
Court Will Pass Upon Legality
of Permits
J. H. Jones and Peter Lee were ar
rested yesterday on complaint of C. J.
Rockwood, attorney for the Minneap
olis park board, on the charge of de
facing trees.
The men claim they were granted
permission to trim trees by W. M. Ber
ry, superintendent of the parks, but
there are several members of the park
board who assert Qiat the right to
grant permits is vested in the board
Itself and not the superintendent.
The- issue in the case is to determine
whether a written permit Issued by the
superintendent Is legal.
On a former occasion Jones was con
victed for defacing trees along park
ways. He claimed verbal permission
from the superintendent, but was con
victed an<J the supreme court sustain
ed the lower court and the fine was
paid.
Jones and Lee will be tried.Thurs
day.
NEILSON GOES UP
FOR SIX LONG YEARS
Deputy Clerk of the Municipal Court
Will Draw $2,400 a Year
A. E. Allen, clerk of the municipal
court, who has been elected clerk of
the district court, will resign in a few
weeks in order to permit Judge Andrew
Holt, of the municipal court, to appoint
a clerk for a term of six years at a
salary of $3,400 a year. Then Judge
Holt, who has been elected to the dis
trict bench, will resign and Gov. Van
Zant will appoint his successor, who
will serve until the next election.
Peter S. Nellson, deputy clerk of the
municipal court, will be appointed to
Mr. Allen's place.
SAYS GEN. STOESSEL
IS HIS COUSIN
Minneapolis Man Claims Relationship
to Man Who Defends Port Arthur
Peter Stoessel, of 519 Ninth street
south, Minneapolis, asserts he is a
cousin to Gen. Stoessel, who is defend
ing Port Arthur against the assaults
of the Japs. According to Peter Stoes
sel, the Russian general was born In
Magdeburg. Saxony, and left to seek
his fortunes in Russia.
Genuine Astrachan Jackets, guaranteed,
24 to 36 in. long; worth up to J65. Special
1-5. Ransom & Horton, 99 E. 6th.
Peabody Is Good
DENVER, Col., Nov. 12.—Gov. Pea
body today issued a statement to the
people of Colorado to the effect that
he was reliably informed that fraud
had been committed in some outside
countles,. as , well as In Denver. He
purposes to probe the election in
every county in the state, but adds:
"If it should prove that I am not re
elected I will admit It promptly."
THE VALUE OF CHARCOAL
Few People Know How Useful It It In
Pi e—rvlno Health and Beauty
Nearly everybody knows that charcoal
is the safest and most efficient disin
fectant and purifier tn nature, but few
realise it? value when taken into the
human system for the same cleansing
Charcoal Is a remedy that the more
you take of it the better; It is not a drug
at all. but simply absorbs the gases and
Impurities always present in the stomach
and Intestines and carries them out of
the system.
Charcoal sweetens, the breath after
smoking, drinking or after eating onions
and other odorous vegetables.
Charcoal effectually dears and Im
proves the complexion, it whitens the
teeth and further acts as a natural and
eminently safe cathartic.
U absorbs the injurious gases which
collect in the stomach and bowels; It dis
infects the mouth and throat from the
poison of catarrh.
All druggists sell charcoal in one form
or another, but probably the best char
coal and the most for the money Is in
Stuart's Charcoal Lozenges; they are
composed of the finest powdered Willow
charcoal, and other harmless antiseptics
in tablet form or rather in the form of
large, pleasant tasting loxenges, the char
coal being mixed with honey.
The daily use of these lozenges will
soon tell in a much improved condition of
the general health, better complexion,
sweeter breath and purer blood, and the
beauty of It is, that no possible harm
can result from their continued use. but
on the contrary, great benefit.
A Buffalo physician in speaking of the
benefits of charcoal, says: "I advise Stu
art's Charcoal Losenges to all patients
suffering from gas in stomach and bowels,
and to clear the complexion and purify
the breath, mouth and throat: I also be
lieve the liver is greatly benefited by the
daily use of them, they cost but twenty
five cents a box at drug stores, and al
though in some sense a patent prepara
tion, yet I believe I get more and better
charcoal in Stoarfs Charcoal Loxenges
than ia any of the ordinary charcoal tab
leu."
• I A
ELECTRICITY RUNS
km FROM STEAM
New Type of Locomotive Makes
Seventy-five Miles an
Hour
SCHENECTADT, N.Y.. Nov. 12.—The
official tests of the big electric loco
motive built for the New York Central
by the General Electric company took
place today on the stretch of four miles
of specially prepared track between
this city and Hoffmans.
This locomotive is the first built of
forty ordered by the New York Central
for its New York terminal. It has had
several preliminary trials, but today
the official tests for speed, drawing ca
pacity and acceleration were conducted
by the officials of the railroad in con-
Junction with those of the General
Electric and American Locomotive
companies. Prominent electrical engi
neers and railroad men from all over
the> country were present. The elec
tric locomotive was attached to a train
consisting of nine heavy Pullman
coaches and the party whirled to the
end of the line at a speed of seventy
five miles an hour. The entire morning
was spent running with from three to
nine cars. Seventy-five miles an hour
was the maximum speed attained.
There Is little doubt In the minds of the
officials who witnessed the test that a
speed of over ninety miles an hour can
be made.
An excellent feature of the tests was
the race with fast mail No. 3, one of
the Central's flyers. When No. 3 was
signalled about half a mile away the
current was turned on and by the time
the steam and electric rivals were oft
even terms, the electric was running
at a speed of fifty miles an hour. It
easily drew away from the steam train
and for nearly two miles held the lead.
HARTFORD RAILROAD
RE-ELECTS OFFICERS
Charles S. Mellen Remains at Head of
Group of Eastern Lines
NEW YORK, Nov. 12.—At the meet-
Ing of the directors of the New York,
New Haven & Hartford here today, the
old officers of the board were re-elected
as follows:
Charles 8. Mellen, president; Charles
F. Brooker, vice president; John G.
Parker, secretary; Augustus S. May,
treasurer. It was announced that John
H. Hall will be unable to accept the ap
pointment as general counsel on ac
count of ill health.
At a meeting- of the Central New
England railway, Mr. Mellen was elect
ed president, Edwin Miller, vice presi
dent; Mr. Parker, secretary, and Mr.
May treasurer^ The Duchess County
railroad and the Poughkeepsie Bridge
railroad, subsidiary companies of the
Central New England railway, elected
Mr. Mellen president, Mr. Parker sec
retary and* Mr. May treasurer.
Work to Settle Rate War
BERLIN, Nov. 12.—Herr Balm, direc
tor general of tire Hamburg-American
line; Heir Gaud, director of the North
German Lloyd Steamship company;
Herr Platt. president of that line; Lord ■
InTerclyde. chairman of the Cunard'
Steamship company; A. P. Moorhouse.
.manager of the same company, and
General Manager Kuranda and Director
Frankfurter, of the Hungarian-Adriatic
line, met today. They made essential
progress towards a settlement of the
Trans-Atlantic rate war. The confer
ences have not yet ended.
DEATHS OF THE DAY
CHICAGO. Nov. 12.—James 8. Gibbs.
vice president of the Illinois Trust and
Savings bank, died today. He was the
cashier of the bank from the time of its
foundation until 1902, when he was elected
vice president. He was born in Roches
ter, N. V.. Dec. 28, 1843. and" married in
May. 1873. Rowena M. Mulford. of Hunts
ville. Ala. His father, George A. Gibbs,
of Rochester. N. V., built th» first grain
elevator on the Chicago river.
NEWTON. lowa, Nov. IS.—H. J. Skiff,
an old settler of Jasper county and the
last survivor of the signers of lowa's con
stitution, died at his home here today of
paralysis. He was eighty-three years old.
He led the opposition which fought to
keep the word "slave" out of the consti
tution of lowa.
LONTX>N, Nov. 12.—Valentine Cameroa
Prinsep, better known as Val Prinscp,
professor of painting to the Royal acad
emy, died yesterday from the effects of an
operation. He was born in 1838.
PROVIDENCE, R. 1.. Nov. 12.—Horatio
Rogers, jurist and soldier, died at his
home in this city today, aged sixty-eight,
ixath was due to hemorrhage of the
brain.
Wmwsm
CAPITOL PAINTING
STIRS ALL GOTHAM
La Farge Canvas for New
Slate House Praised
by Critic
The artistic value of the paintings
that will adorn the marble capitol 'of
Minnesota is well set forth in the de
scription Riven by a New York critic
of a canvas recently completed by John
La Farge and exhibited in the Vander
bilt Gallery of the Fine Artß build
ing. The painting is the principal
work of four that Mr. La Farge will
execute in the decoration of the su
preme court room. They will occupy
four lunettes, on the sides of the
chamber. A lunette, It may be worth
while to tell, is a half-moon space,
with the curved side uppermost. The
completed painting, exhibited privately
at the Vanderbilt gallery, will be seen
In the lunette directly behind the su
preme bench.
"Mr. La Farge's subjects," writes the
Gotham observer in the Mail and Ex
press, "naturally concern the law. The
painted lunette on exhibition is enti
tled "The Moral and Divine Law." and
shows Moses receiving the command
ments on Mount Sinai. He kneels with
bowed head on the shoulder of a great
mountain, in the midst of fire and
smoke. Joshua, standing at respectful
distance, warns back the unseen crowd
of Israelites; Aaron kneels, with face
covered.
"It is a scene of cosmic grandeur
that Mr. La Farge has imagined, with
great purple and orange clouds ranging
about the rugged summit. Far below,
to the left, a stream winds its way;
on the near slope verdure fights for
existence on the rock surface. The
sky is full of motion, with swirling
vapors gloriously luminous. In this
aerial tumult of movement and color
the robe of Moses shows as a glowlne
pink: but the stern green and scarlef
and blue of Joshua's costume in the
foreground are not within pale of
the miracle, nor has Aaron's robe aught
but its own mauve and purple hues.
Chaos Made Orderly
"Over the turbulent natural ele
ments shine the dominating personali
ties of Moses, his gray face half hid
den; and of Joshua, bold and instinct
with the aspect of leadership. If the
reader can conceive of a chaos made
orderly without losing its sweep and
fury, he will get an impression similar
to that produced by Mr. La Farge's
Mount Slnal.
"The balance of color and of mass,
of light and shade, is kept by devices
that secure unity and simplicity. The
whole design pivots on that kneeling
figure strangely powerful yet crushed
under the impact of the divine mes
sage.
"As a matter of fact, the design It
-»elf was done backward. Mr. La
Farge worked out in miniature a dia
gram of the lines of composition he
wanted, and then fitted the scene al
most" literally to them. He was aided,
on the realistic side, by his personal
observation of a volcano in Hawaii
and by photographs of the Mont Pelee
eruptions.
"This large canvas was painted, ac
cording to Mr. La Farge's Latin in
scription, by his own hand, and in
twenty-nine days, in this the sixty
ninth year of his age. It is masterly
in the dash and freedom of the brush
work. The luminosity is attained not
by overloading with paint, but by the
use of pure colors lightly dragged over
the fresh, appetizing surface."
A cartoon or charcoal sketch for a
second lunette was also exhibited by
Mr. La Farge.
"This cartoon." the critic continues,
"shows Confucius, the Chinese sage,
with his pupils In a grove by the side
of a cascade and a pool. They are
collating and transcribing documents.
The five large figures are disposed on
a rug in a grouping singularly skill
ful. The types were carefully selected
by Mr. La Farge from among Chinese
actors here in New York; the land
scape is modeled on a Chinese garden
in Japan, sketched years ago by the
painter.
V "As ".*, an '• ■ indication of * the - artist's
methods, of '■ his regard; for; spacing and :
accents, this charcoal * drawing *on '■: a
great scale ~la of rare "interest. [It
: shows | how, when ia I man •of genius *; Is
at 'i. the crayon or the brush, accents
and f structural j factors fall s into place 1
apparently of themselves. Inevitably.
The Confucius promises to Jbe one of
the painter's most > memorable perform
ances."
Speaking yesterday of Edwin H.
Blasbfield's two paintings, already in
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