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ABOUT THE STATE
News of Especial Interest to
GATHERED FROM ALL SECTIONS
Happenings of the Week Briefly Told
Joseph Moratlv seventy-four years
old, a pioneer contractor of St. Paul,
Hog prices have passed the $9.50
mark at South St. Paul for the first
time since 1910.
B. W. Gates, eighty-three years old,
a veteran traveling man, is (lead at
his home In Fairmont.
A total of about $55,000 will be
available for road improvement work
In Dakota county this year.
Attorney General Smith has prac
tically decided to become a candidate
for re-election to his present position.
George R. ICibbe, sixty-eight years
old, for many years manager of the
Merchants hotel at St. Paul, is dead.
Stocks of wheat on farms in Minne
sota March 1 are estimated at 20,600,
000 bushels, compared with 10,314,000
a year ago.
The city of St. Charles voted to re
tain saloons by a majority of 46 fol
lowing the most spectacular fight that
city has known.
Ole Solem, a farmer, was convicted
in district court at Jackson of killing
his mother-in-law by administering
Mrs. E. Hermann, wife of the pastor
of the German Evenreliral church at
Fergus Falls, is dead. She was forty
four years of a*e.
City Commissioner Robert Lamm
has been chosen mayor of ^ankato to
fill the unexpired term of Mayor A. G.
Meyer, who died recently.
Determined to enforce the county
option law In Freeborn county citizens
have form el an or^an'zation known
as the Law and Order league.
Oscar Arr^son of the state auditor's
offce sold 3,0°9 acres of state land at
Bem^dji for $17,045 82. The highest
price paid was $10.75 an acre.
The senate has rejected the nomi
nation of M. W. A. Murray to be post
ma^er at Parkers Prairie, objected
to by the Minnesota senators.
Richard McLean, assistant janitor
at the Flour Exchange building in
Minneapolis, fell from an eighth floor
window ledge and was killed.
Mrs. Mary Branch, widow of Will
iam Branch and granddaughter of the
late General Sam Houston, is dead at
St. Paul at the age of ninety-two.
Ffrst Lieutenant Jesse C. Drain,
Ninth Infantry, has been detailed as
professor of military science and tac
tics at Shattuck school, Faribault.
Horace C. Lyman, seventy-eight
years old, a pioneer settler of Wash
ington county, is dead. He was a
former member of the state legisla
A yawn dislocated the jaw of A. P.
Drogseth, assistant cashier of the
First National bank of Brainerd. A
doctor worked an hour to set the
Jack Jewell has been convicted in
the Ramsey county district court of
murder in the second degree for the
killing of Joseph Desmond at St. Paul
on Feb. 2.
George P. Batroot, a St. Paul sa
loon keeper, was struck by a street
car and instantly killed. 'Batroot is
thought to have slipped as the car
The Johnson-Wentworth Lumber'
company's mill at Cloquet has started
on its season's run. It will be oper
ated day and night and give employ
ment to about 500 men.
Bernard Kenning, ninety-five years
old, is dead at St. Augusta. He was
the oldest citizen of Stearns county.
Mr. Kenning was born in Prussia and
came to this country in 1852.
Mrs. Georglana Steele, formerly of
St. Paul, is on trial at Glendive, Mont.,
on a charge of first degree murder,
accused of having killed her husband,
A. J. Steele, In February, 1914.
long fight over the Sundey thea
ter question was ended at Fergus
Falla when the city council adopted
an ordinance forbidding Sunday shows
or other entertainments, except re
Frank Collins, a farmer, Is under
arrest at Elk River op thw ehs*g0 of
shooting and killing Hanry Wood in
a quarrel over a stack of hay. Collins
says he fired upon Wood in »1f.
Archie Chisholm, deputy sherif?, v/r
instantly killed at Payr.esville wlu
a Soo line freight train ran over bin?
W. B. Hedgecock, at the head
the agricultural department of. the Al
bert Lea high school for the past foui
years, has resigned to accept a posi
tlon as head of the Peoria (III.)
County Farm bureau.
Henry Wiggins of Luverne, sixteen
years old, had four fingers of one hand
severed by a circular saw. After the
power had been cut off he experiment
ed to see how much the saw would
cut before it stopped.
O. M. Levang of Lanesboro has
filed for the Republican nomination
for congress in the First district. Le
vang opposed Representative Sydney
M. Anderson in the primary in 1914,
but was defeated 14,792 to 4,341.
Death has visited one Pennington
county family three times in the last
six weeks. Peter Romness of Lancas
ter was the last to die. Mrs. J. Ellen
son and Mrs. J. Linde of Thief River
Falls, his sisters, died recently.
Attorney General Smith will start
action shortly against the Dan Patch
Electric line to collect approximately
$12,000 gross earnings tax due from
that company for the last six months
of 1915. The tax was payable March 1.
Frank B. Kellogg has accepted the
invitation of Rochester citizens to
open his campaign for United States
senator in that city. Mr. Kellogg was
born on a farm near there and for
some years was a resident of Roches
Resolutions declaring for adequate
preparedness and the placing of mili
tary affairs' in the hands of experts
were passed at the sixteenth annual
meeting and banquet of the Fifteenth
Minnesota Regimental association at
Ole Solem, who was convicted of
murder in the first degree under an
indictment charging him with having
poisoned Mrs. Haldorson, his mother
in-law, was sentenced by Judge Quinn
at Jackson to life imprisonment at
Theodore Roosevelt received 6,234
votes out of 13,258 cast in a Repub
lican presidential poll conducted by a
Minneapolis newspaper. Charles E.
Hughes was second with 3,220 and
Senator A. B. Cummins third with
Julius A. Schmahl, secretary of
state, has dissipated all rumors as to
his intention to become a candidate
for the Republican nomination for
governor by issuing a statement that
he will file for renomination to his
C. E. Benson, special agent of the
Indian department, has served notice
on the villages of Cook, Gheen, An
gora and Cusson that they are in ter
ritory covered by the Indian treaty of
1855 and that It is illegal to sell or
to bring liquor into them.
Live stock receipts at South St.
Paul during March were 1,600 car
loads greater than for the correspond
ing month a year ago. Total arrivals
during the month this year were 56,
700 cattle, 17,000 calves, 234,000 hogs,
33,500 sheep and 1,150 horses.
J. V. Piper, who is said to be the
first locomotive engineer to drive a
Great Northern train over the Rocky
mountains, is dead at Minneapolis.
Mr. Piper was sixty-nine years old
and had been in the service of the
Great Northern for forty-five years.
Leslie W. Jefferson, a graduate of
the Owatonna high school and Carle
ton college and son of N. P. Jefferson
of Owatonna, has received the ap
pointment of superintendent of the
high schools of Manila, Philippine Is
lands. He was formerly superintend
ent of schools at Lake City.
Eight rural school districts around
Delevan are considering the advisa
bility of consolidating with the village
of Delevan and erecting a high school.
If the plan carries the new district
will have a valuation of about $900,
000 and ten school busses will be re
quired to cany the children.
The case against William Rufus Ed
wards, wealthy St. Paul lumberman,
on trial at Chicago on the charge of
violating the Mann act in transporting
Miss Ada Cox from Chicago to the
Twin Cities, was taken from the jury
by Judge Anderson and. a verdict of
not guilty entered oh the records.
When Mrs. Louis M. Morissette of
Minneapolis killed herself by opening
four gas jets in her apartments she
also caused the death of Charles Row
man, a man whom she had never seen
until a few hours before the tragedy.
Why she desired to kill Rowman, too,
is a mystery that baffles the police
Judge Oscar Hallam of the state
supreme court has declared he will
not be a candidate for the United
States senate. He'takes the position
that a man holding a judical position
should not be a candidate ior a polit
ical office, and a member of the ju
diciary should not resign \o became a
candidate for another office.
Mrs. Aniela Dudek, slayer of Father
Henry Jajeskf at St. Casimir's Polish
Catholic church at/St. Paul a month
ago, is insane, in the opinion of two
physicians who examined into her
condition in probate courut. Their
verdict was reached following six
hours of examination £nd deliberation,
participated in' iJy several alienists.
Oeneral managers of all railroads
entering the Twin Cities have been
appealed to in a letter by W. G. Cal
derwood, Minneapolis prohibition, lead?
er, to discontinue selling liquor in
their dining cars in Minnesota. Mr.
Calderweod says that it is clearly ille
gal to sell liquor while passing through
the forty-four counties made
diy 'u^^' tHe^ption law" or in the
"Indian lid" territory.
COOK COIIKTY NEWS-HERALD. 8RAND HARMS, MINK
Berlin Reports Repulse of De
FIGHTING IN VERDUN RE6I0N
Teutons Report Taking Over Twenty
six Thousand Prisoners Since
Present Operations Began.
Berlin, March 13.—Assaults made
by the French in massed formation
against the newly won German posi
tions on the left bank of the Meuse,
northwest of Verdun, were repulsed
with heavy losses to the attackers,
says the official statement issued at
the German army headquarters.
"Since the present operations were
commenced in the Meuse," the state
ment adds, "26,462 unwounded French
officers and men have been taken
prisoners and 189 guns and 232 ma
chine guns have been captured."
Paris, March 13.—German troops,
after a heavy artillery bombardment,
attacked the French positions on the
eastern front of the Verdun sector
and succeeded in capturing a small
trench to. the north of EiX, according
to the official statement given out by
the French war department. Intense
artillery, engagements, the statement
adds, were in progress at various oth
er points along the western front.
VESSEL GIVEN NO WARNING
Norwegian Ship Said to Have Been
Paris, March 13.—J. O. Osborne,
American consul at Havre, in his re
port to Washington on the sinking of
the Norwegian bark Cilius, is under
stood to bring out clearly that the Si
lius was torpedoed by a submarine.
The seven Americans, who were on
board the bark, were looking after a
cargo of oats which was consigned to
the French government. These men
and the members of the crew have
been questioned by» the consul, who
hais cabled a summary of their testi
mony to Washington.
Their testimony, it is said, leaves
no doubt that the Silius was torpedoed
without warning. A full report on the
sinking of the vessel will be mailed
OUR PUBLIC FORUM
Otto H. Kahn
fronted! Nbtl?fit J3M°me
Berlin, March 10.—Germany has
declared war on Portugal and the
Portuguese minister has been handed
The German declaration emphasized
the fact that this step was made
necessary by the recent illegal seiz
ures of German ships in Portuguese
ports, which is the gravest sort' of
breach of neutrality.
The declaration also/ enumerates a
long series of breaches of neutrality
by the Portuguese government.
ON RAILWAY LEGISLATION.
'©cent discussion of the effect of railway legis-
railway development. Otto H. Kahn, one ol
leading financiers, said among other things:
What with the regulating, activities of 43 commi*
•J®* besidea the interstate commerce commission, the
adoption by state legislatures of rate-fixing measures,
extra crew bills, and all kinds of minute enactments (be
tween 1912 and 1915 more than 4,000 federal and state
55 *ffectlng the railroads were introduced and more
than 440 enacted) the enormous increase within the last
seven years in federal and state taxation, the steadily
mounting cost of labor, the exactions of municipal and
•trtborities, etc., It will be admitted that the cup
^evances I am far from holding the
0f the cond!tIon8 wIth whlch
5?J?tIc5r »omeforgot that besides having a duly to their stockhold
they are now con-
in the days of their power, many
SSlJiJr misdeeds. But in their natural resentment and their legitimate
?i. similar conditions In the future, the people have
OTersnot tiie mark. The proof of the pudding is in the eating. Not less than
railroads comprising 41,988 miles and representing $2,264,000,000 of capital
?a ^,are in receivers: bands, and the mileage of new railroad constructed
in 1915 is less than In any year since the Civil war. The duration of receiver'
snip has become longer and longer, far longer than it used to be, owing to
the difficulty of raisins the necessary funds for the rehabilitation of the
properties and for taking them out of receivers* hands, which difficulties are
largely due to the complications and delays resulting from the jurisdiction
and views of state commissions.
"Railroad construction has practically stopped, the purchases by railroads
nave been reduced to a minimum, so much so that, had it not been for the
windfall of the 'war orders' our steel and cognate industries would have
faced an exceedingly serious situation. Railroad credit has become greatly
affected. It is true that faults of management and disclosures of objectionable
practices have been contributory causes in diminishing American railroad
credit, but from my practical experience in dealing with investors I have no
hesitation in affirming that the main reason for the multiplication of railroad
bankruptcies and of the changed attitude of the public toward investing in
railroad securities is to be found in the federal and state legislation of the
years from 1906 to 1912 and in what many investors considered the illiberal,
narrow and frequently antagonistic spirit toward railroads of commissions
charged with their supervision and control.
"Considered from whatever point of view, the conclusion seems to me
unavoidable that American railroad' legislation, whilst sound in theory is
In practice a patchwork, a makeshift, und grossly and fundamentally faulty.
It has been added to, modified, tinkered with session after session in national
and state legislatures it la illogical, unscientific, confusing, vexatious and
^"trof grievous and inexcus-
Dashing Attack by
Mexican Bandits Leave Thirty
one Dead on Field.
El Paso, Tex., April 1.—Four hun
dred American cavalrymen, under the
command of Colonel George A. Dodd,
whirling down from the granite slopes
of the great continental divide, have
fallen like a thunderbolt on the main
body of Francigpco Villa's bandits at
the San Geronimo ranch, scattering
them like chaff in the wind and driv
ing the bandit chief, wounded and
crippled, to seek a hiding place in the
mountains over which he has ruled for
so many years.
Villa was hurried from danger in a
The news of the brilliant exploit of
the American troopers was flashed
over the Mexican wires into Juarez
and sent a thrill along the border.
For seventeen hours the veteran Colo
nel Dod|L and his picked riders of the
Seventh and Tenth cavalry drove
down the valley of the Santa Varia
At the end of the fifty-five-mile ride
they burst upon the unsuspecting Vil
listas camp, where 500 Mexican ban
dits were celebrating the massacre of
172 Carrahzistas two days previously
Villa Has Narrow Escape.
Villa,, shot through the leg and with
one hip shattered, was hurried from
the scene, barely in, time to escape the
onslaught of the American soldiers.
The bandits made a brief but help
less stand before the fierce charge of
Colonel Dodd and his troopers. I'hein
they broke and fled, leaving thirtyrone
dead on the field, including their com
mander, General Eliseo Hernandez.
Two machine guns, a number of
horses, rifles, ammunition and equip*
ment fell into the hands of the victors.
Among the known dead is Pablo Lo
pez, Villa's lieutenant in the Colum
The American casualties were four
The American soldiers did not lin
ger on the field of Victory. For five
hours they drove the enemy before
them into fhe wilderness of the moun
tain peak desert and canyons, where
roads or even trails are unknown and
where a misstep means death to horse
They halted only after the chase
had led them ten miles from the bat
tlefield and the. fugitives were scat
tered far. and mide in little bands of
half a dozen men each.
John Zallaha of Minaeota township,
Dakota county, went to his fathfr's
farm to get assistance to help- move
to another farm and there borrowed
a shotgun whieh he took home with
him. He then shot himself through
the heart, dying lnstaatlf.
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from now on. I want all the cross and
silver black fox cubs that I can get this
spring, and I also will buy bear cubs.
Phone me at the Fox Farm, I will be
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