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an news January Stamp Sale*— The receipts from stamp sales in the Minneapolis post oSttce for January were $67,219.27. This is an increase of $4,935.87 over the receipts in Jan uary, 1900, which were $62,283.40. Saw His Shadow— This is groundhog day, when, according to tradition, that animal breaks his hibernation long enough to come out and ascertain whether he still has a shadow. He saw oue to-day, and of course there'll be six weeks more of winter. Groceti' Meeting — The Minneapolis retail grocers will meet in Nicollet hall this evening to discusa the coming convention ot the state association at Stillwater. The dele gates to the national convention at Detroit will make a 1 report. A banquet will follow the meeting. A Memorial Service — A service ill memory of yueeii Victoria will be held at St. Pauls Episcopal church, Twelfth and Hen nepiu, Tuesday evening, at 8 o'clock. There will be appropriate addresses and music. Thu Clau Gordon and other societies will attend. All are invited. A Lrood Start — The Grimsrud Shoe company's first week of business under the new plan was a big success. Twenty travel ing men 6eut in excellent reports on sales and prospects. Mr. Grlmsrud leaves the lat ter part of next week to visit the manufac turing connections of tha firm in the east. A Brother KlU— Harry Corson Clarke, who plays in "What Did Tomkius A>o," at the Metropolitan next Week, is a member of Minneapolis Lodge, No. 44, B. P. O. E. The local Elks will attend the .Metropolitan Lv a body this evening. E. W. Goddard has reserved seats, ami In* requests members tv turn out in force. Ark Lodge's Ninili Annual — The ninth annual reception of Ark lodge. No. 176, A.P. and A.M. was held Friday evening in the lodgeroomo at Nicollet avenue and Thirty flr»t Btrast. The reception was in honor of the retiring worshipful master, C. 11. Speu cer, and the newly installed one, R. J. Gault. The program of recitations, juggling, sleight of-hand tricks and music was followed by a luncheon. Candy War Ended—The candy war which broke out during the closing days of the holiday trade is over. The recent meeting of local candy meu resulted in a truce ana prices have beeu put back to the old sched ule. The candy trade has been without a real savage season of price slashing until thia last flurry. Prlca of mixed and stick has advanced 1 cent, and penny goods 10 cents per box. Their Gross Earnings—The Chicago & North-Westera railway company filed its annual statement of gross earnings with the etate auditor Saturday. Earnings for the year 1900 were $2,453,110.51, a falling off, as com T pared with the 1899 receipts, which were $2,616,975.69. The company's tax this year will amount to $78,053.32. The Minneapolis Eastern also filed its statement, showing re ceipts of $67,530.28, on which the tax amounts u> $2,027.4 L Dr. Moulton's Leoture—A large audi ence greeted Dr. Richard Moulton. at the Unitarian church Saturday evening to hear his second lecture In the university extension course. The general theme is "Stories as s Mode- of Thinking." The first lecture con tained thoughts about the loss of the souls, and the one delivered last evening thoughts about the heroism of the soul. The subject was "Shakspere's Henry V.," with the gen eral idea thai Henry Us Shakspere's ideal hero, his age conceives of nothing higher than war as a field for heroism. To Locate Intake Pipe—The water committe of the council inspected the site of the proposed new pumping station, In North east Minneapolis Saturday. The pur pose was to fix tne location of the intake pipe. It is proposed to authorize the city engineer to proceed at once with the con struction of the wells and the intake pipe, as the city engineer estimates that this part of the work ran be done considerably rhpaper while the ice is in the river. It is possible that the committee will, at next Tuesday's ikeeting, also formaly authorize the construc tion of the new station. Trust Mills Shut Down — it is an nounced that the mills of the American Lin seed Oil company in the northwest are to close. The- reason assigned is that there is not enough flax to keep them in "operation. However, the independent mills have enough on hand and will not shut down. It is be lieved that there is some other motive for ceasing operations, as according to the North western Miller there were 769,000 bushels of flax in the city Jan. 1, and the company has had 100,000 bushels stored in the northwest until recently. Only one of the American's Minneapolis mills is now in operation and it may shut down at any time. Xuiik Bros. X arrow KscuiX'— \ smooth confidence man recently tried to victimize Naas Brothers, commission dealers at Fifth street and First avenue N. The man repre sented to the local firm that he wished to buy a carload of goods for his logging com pany, operating in the northern part of the state. After the goods were sent, the al leged representative had them held at at. Paul awaiting further orders. Later he sold the car lot to a St. Paul firm for $600. Mean time, Naas Brothers became suspicious, and, locating their goods in the saintly city, re plevined them. The St. Paul police are look ing for the stnooth "representative." MaiUlenou Restored—Henry Mthieson, one of the mounted force attached to the fifth precinct police station under the Gray and preceding administrations, and among the unfortunates dropped by Mayor Ames on his accession to power, was formally reinstated to-day. He will resume his old position. Mathieson is said to have been the only Scotchman on the iorce who was dropped. It was due to a misunderstanding, it is claimed, that he was included lc the list. Mathleson's appointment brings the force up to the maximum limit allowed by the char ter—22s men—which is eight or nine more than were on the rolls during the previous M°CONNELL TO CO-OPERATE Will Help Inspect Milk Sent to Min neapolis. Dairy and Food Commissioner McConnell announces that he will hereafter co-operate with the local department of health in the interests of a better milk supply for Minne apolis. Milk Inspector McCall of the health department has the situation wel in hand so far as all milkmen living in Hennepin coun ty are concerned, but he Is unable to reach directly the men who ship into the city from points outside the county. It Is planned to send a man from the state force to the point of shipment in the case of a milkman under suspicion, have his product inspected there and the party prosecuted under the state law. AFTER 6 O'CLOCK TO-NIGHT And every night until 6 A. M. the LONG DISTANCE TELEPHONE rates are approximately ONE-HALF THE DAY RATES. No charge for making appointments to talk at a specified time. Try the Night service. Northwestern Telephone Exchange Bompany. Contract Department, Telephone Main 41. Office, West Hotel. fT^W -i *? sOtd /"OPI STEEL RANGES In the last year than ail other dealers com- r tS 0?* The IaBO1 aBO. n fortbisl» that we selrThe BEST RANCH "Old In Minneapolis, as we can . SuSSS? * SS t»^S! BaBd"5 f SS?P le U8ln? u*° taßtif'- «^d Mint fofleVs money than other dealer, ask fo? will Guarantee them £ § TEEL "JA8106.? ln the last year tb*n all other dealers com- SI '• ' r^if ner > B"aPe *naf"'^n; we do not ask for S ?5J~2"w 1* S*ll^*- OTen 2S2 1 ? !&1i* top" •' 9- 76 !«fe Ol '■ **V |O<>P hole; if they do not wort i^>V g* Ht~t&°! c g*l^9*OTen 90x20 > hl»h Bhelf 2 1.75 :;,IUBa purchase price. Hotel RAMGIB aS a }**-*- ho>« R«>«re, rewrvolr. plain top... 34.75 *™~ T. M. ROBERTS' SUPPLY HOUSE, MINNEAPOLIS. MINN/ WATCH NEW "BOBS" Proposed to Organize Vigilantes for That Purpose. THE IDEA FROM BISHOP POTTER Five Hundred ••( hristiau Vigilan tes"—Mayor Ames Says He'll Welcome the Amateurs. Organized vigilantes in Minneapolis to watch Mayor Ames' police force is the novel idea of some young people active in religious work. They have confessed ly borrowed the idea from a body of New York citizens who are trying to follow Bishop Potter's suggestion that a band of 5,000 vigilantes should be organized to keep tab on Gotham's police force. The proposition to distribute 500 Christian vigilantes throughout Minneapolis for the purpose of seeing that policemen obey the laws of the city and statw was ad vanced at a recent meeting of some young church people who have requested that their names be withheld. Their idea is to maintain a nonpartizan or ganization with the single idea of report ing infractions of th 4! law by police offi cers to police headquarters, to the mayor, and, if necessary, revealing flagrant vio lations of the law and ordinances from the pulpits. To do this it will be neces sary to secure the co-operation of the clergymen. How It In Done in Mew York. In New York the vigilantes will be aux ilaries of the committee of fifteen. Wher ever irregularities prevail, the "five thou sand" will report such derelictions. Bishop Potter's first idea was to have at least 25,000 vigilantes, believing that it would require that number properly to "police" the policemen of Greater New York, but Chairman Baldwin of the com mittee of fifteen does not approve of so many watchers. Mr. Baldwin objects in particular to having young men engaged very deeply in the proposed work. He says that if young men feel in duty bound to Investigate certain places where vice exists, more harm than good will come of their labors. Chairman Baldwin be lieves, in short, with Dryden, that vice is a monster of such frightful mem that familiarity with her face may lead to pity, which might be followed by em braces. He is also fearful of headlines in the papers such as "Another Vigilante in Jail." Makes Mayor A met* Smile. Mayor Ames smiled his broadest, larg est, roundest and most diplomatic smile this morning when the matter was brought to his attention. "I heard that the matter had been broached by a few young people," said his honor, pleasantly, •'and I confess I was pleased. The young people of Minneapolis cannot take too much interest in the government, not only of their home city, but of their county, their state, and these United States as weU. We have a population of over 200,000 in Minneapolis, and I would respectively suggest to the young people that it is the duty of every man or wonuvi to be a vigilante to the end that good government may prevail. Why delegate the work to 500? Why not, in all seriousness, to every good citizen? The work will be effective in proportion to the moral vigilance aroused in this community or any other where the ex periment may be tried. "It is a hopeful sign when young peo ple interest themselves in all depart ments of governmental affairs, and if they really contemplate an organization for furthering their knowledge of the law and of municipal affairs, I will help them in any way I can." WINNIPEG IS GROWING Population's Increase Figured at 3.000 in a Year. Special to The Journal. Winnipeg, Man., Feb. 4.—Henderson's di rectory, which has just been issued for 1901, places Winnipeg's population at 62,443, which is an increase of 3,000 over last year. The assessable value of the rateable property is figured out as $25,077,746, nearly $2,0u0,000 more than last year. The school popula tion is estimated at 7,600. In an interview in New York after his visit to Winnipeg, Winston Churchill, the war correspondent-lecturer, said: "Winnipeg is destined to be the center of gravity of British North America." The Winnipeg public school board is anx iously looking forward to the action the government will take in regard to compul sory education. If an act is passed at the coming meeting of the legislature it will be necessary for the board to provide accom modation for about 2,000 more children than attend school regularly at present. This will mean the erection of four ten-room buildings. The Winnii eg brides of last month were exceptionally youug. There were forty-one marriages and fourteen of the brides were under the age of 20 years. C. A. Young's elevator at Boisseman was destroyed by fire. It was built recently at a cost of $6,GOu and was not insured. The grain it contained, about 25,000 bushels, was partially insured. KILLED HIS SISTER Fatal Accidental Shooting at Weat Bend, lowa. Special to The Journal. Fort Dodge, lowa, Feb. 4.—Sadie, the 7-year-old daughter of James Williams of West Bend was killed as the result of the accidental discharge of a shotgun yes terday afternoon. The father came in from hunting and gave his gun to a little son to clean. The boy, supposing the gun to be empty, pulled the trigger and dis charged the contents of a heavily loaded cartridge into his little sister's body. She lived several hours in intense agony and died as the result of an operation intended to relieve her. A CABINET MINISTER G. R. Maxwell of Vancouver Said to Be Slated. Special to The Journal. Vancouver, B. C, Feb. 4.^-G. R. Max well, member of parliament for this city, has returned to Ontario with the news that he expects shortly to be appointed a Canadian cabinet minister. He is a strong anti-Mongolian. He adds that the Canadian government has resolved to amend the naturalization laws of the do minion so as to prevent the fraudulent naturalization of newly-arrived Japanese In order to obtain fishery licenses and other privileges. Overlooked by Lawmaker*. Special to The Journal. Fargo, X. D., Feb. 4.—lt appears that the lawmakers of the state never anticipated the death of men who owned more than $S,(MM), who would leave no heirs but a widow. In the hearing of the settlement of Administra tor yon Nieda, lv the estate of William J. Button, an unexpected hitch in the distribu tion has been caused. Sutton left no heirs except a wife. The prpbate laws of this state provide for the disposition of property in cases of this kind where the value of the estate does uot exceed $5,000, but there is no provision for larger amounts, and the court is investigating the matter. B t*m id JI Ha* a Grievance. Bemidji, Minn., Feb. i.~ Residents are incensed over the reports being circulated about the prevalence of smallpox here. One or two cases of what appears to be smallpox have developed, but this talk of twenty to thirty cases and the building of more pest houses is all false. There is no talk of quarantining the town, and neither business, schools nor lumbering operations have been affected ln the least The Crookston papers have been unusually active in exaggerating false reports from this point. THE MINNEAPOLIS JOURNAL. WAS LEGALLY DONE City Attorney's Argument on Dis- charge of P lice nen. FULL BENCH HEARS THE CASE Defendants Assert That They Are Still De Jure Police Officers *. of Minneapolis. ■ '- ',',..■ Arguments on the order recently issued againut the city of Minneapolis in behalf of the 105 police officers discharged Jan. 7, requiring the defendant to show cause why the city treasurer should not be re strained from remunerating the new members of the force for their services since that date, were commenced before the full bench at special term Saturday. The arguments were submitted to Judges McGee, Brooks.Simpson and Elliott; Judge Pond, before whom the matter wag to have come, being out of the city. Th» complainant is Prank LaValliere, one of the discharged men. The starless policemen did not take an active interest, only a few being present. Among the appointees who watched the attempt to euchre them out of their sal aries were Detective J. C. Williams and License Inspector Frank Farnbam. City Attorney Frank Healey appeared for the city, Frank M. Nve for the new policemen, M. C. Brady and James Robert son for the former bluecoats. Mr. Healy opened. He read the com plaint directed against the mayor, city treasurer, ely controller and other city of ficials and the twenty-six aldermen. The City* Aniner. He followed It up with the city's answer •which specifically denies the allegations. It denies that Mayor Ames on Jan. 1, without authority to apoint new officers, did "pretend to appoint" them. It was admitted that the names of 107 new men had been placed on the pay rolls at not less than $60 per month, and that the city officials were about to pay the new po licemen when the temporary injunction was granted. It was denied that such officers had "pretended to act as regularly appointed police officers of the city." Mr. Healy thought the real object of the prosecution was to try the title as to who are the actual police officers of the city. The city, he said, expressly denied that the old men are now policemen or have been since Jan. 7. Their terms expired on that date when their successors were appointed. Since then the old men had not performed or offered to perform any duties. The appointments and removals had been made under the provisions of the city charter. Of the old force 108 had been reappointed, and the city council had. duly confirmed the mayor's action. Each appointee had taken his oath of office, filed his official bond and was now performing his duties. Mr. Healy asked for a dismissal of the motion. Such an injunction, he said, should be issued only after the plaintiff had shown himself entitled to bring such an action. The motion ought not to be granted unless some real cause for it could be shown. Such an order should not be applied by the district court with out the utmost precaution, as it was in tended to interfere with the rights of the defendants on just and equitable grounds. He cited the case of Knoblauch against the city, and declared that the city was acting with authority. He quoted from the amendment to the charter in the special law of 1898, wherein the mayor is vested with all the power of the city to discipline and control the police depart ment, make rules for the government of that body and to have the custody of all its property. He was empowered to ap point all members of the force. The theory of the plaintiff waa that prior to Jan. 7 there were *U3 members of the force and that after that date the mayor had undertaken to add 108 new policemen. That position, he believed, squarely raised the question of title. The charter provided that all policemen so appointed should be subject to removal by the mayor when such action was deemed necessary, or by the city council by a two-thirds vote. The question at issue could not be tried in the present case. The courts had no jurisdiction over the removal or appoint ment of public officials. The authorities showed that an injunction could not be used to oust a usurper to public office until quo warranto proceedings had first been instituted. TT*t» Bx-Polloemenj'a Ca-«a. M. C. Brady in taking up the argument for the plaintiff said the city attorney was entirely mistaken as to the nature and scope of the action. It was not brought to restrain the de facto officers. As the old officers had not been removed no va cancies had been created. He contended that an action could be brought against the city for the payment of salaries to the old officers if the salaries for the new ones were allowed. The authorities held that an action would lie against de facto officers to prevent them from perofrming their duties. There was no pretension that the new officers are de facto officers. It was a well settled fact that a de facto officer could not maintain an action for salary. In order to have the right to recover he must prove himself ade jure officer. The city attorney had failed to cite a single instance where de jure officers had tried to restrain de facto officers. In the pres ent case there was a property right in the shape of taxes. Mr. Brady was quoting voluminously from authorities to establish his point when aa adjuornment was taken. FUNERAL OF CAPT. WEST Old Soldiers, Veteran Firemen and Police Attend. The funeral services of the late Captain West were held at the family residence, 4201 Bryant avenue X, at 2 p. m. The George N*. Morgan post, G. A. R,, attended in a body. The police department was represented by captains of the several precincts. A squad of police detailed from the Central station also escorted the remains to their final resting place. Member* of the Veteran Volunteer Firemen's Association -were also at the home of the bereaved family to pay their last re spects to their dead comrade. The services were simple. The pallbearers were composed of representatives of the Morgan post and several members of the police department, old-time friends of the family. The interment at L>akewood was held under the auspices of the Morgan post, the regular G. A. R, service being performed at the last resting place of the deceased. "BOB" NTBRIDE BURIED Friend* and Acquaintances Perform the Last Offices at Mitchell. Special to The Journal. .. Mitchell, S. D., Feb. Impressive funeral services were held over the remains of Rob ert -H. Mcßrlde Sunday afternoon at Ma sonic hall, ' and a large number of his old friends turned out. There were no relatives present and none to mourn his death except his warmest personal friends. , ; -He. had prac tically completed- arrangements for the re establishment of his newspaper in this city, and as soon as the judgment money bad been paid over he would have been ready to start up. The judgment was due the day he died, as the stay of proceedings asked-;for at the conclusion of ,: his- • damage jj suit expired in sixty days. :• \.> ,'■ , ; • • jv-' PACKING HOUSE DECISION May Forward Plane for Resumption at Sioux Falls. Sioux Falls, S. D., Feb. 4.—Judge Jones of the circuit court has handed down a decision which will likely prove of benefit to Sioux Falls. In the matter of the suij, of C. Si Carr as receiver for the Northwestern Packing company against C. T. Crocker of Fitchburg, Mass., tried at a recent term of court, Judge Jones found in favor of the defendant. He holds as valid a $90,000 lien held by Mr. Crooker against the property and puts the affairs of the old packing company in good shape for the early reorganization »M re sumption of vrcrk. RUBBER GOODS CUT The Trust Slashes Off 18 Per Cent. ——— —— —_——_— / INDEPENDENTS MEET SEDUCTION Th#y s ay That Their Competition Ha« Forced the Trait to Dei perate Move*. The United States Rubber company Fri day made a cut of 18 per cent on all its manufactured goods. The independ ent companies have known of the pro posed action of the "trust" for some time, and say they are prepared to meet it. These outside companies assert that they have* had the best end of the trade for th© last two years and that this move by the "trust" is intended to drive them out of business or into a "sister" or ganization. They also claim that the trust is pre paring to unload a stock which has been accumulating for the last two years. This stock 1b said to be worth $7,000,000. One of the Minneapolis buyerb who has recently returned from a trip to th& eastern markets said to-day: "Thtg cut by the 'trust* Is made because they are not doing enough business. In the last two or three years several independent concerns have grown up and although some of them have been absorbed by the big organization the rest of them have grown Into such big companies that they have been selling too many goods to suit the 'trust' and it is their plan to freeze ; the Independents out or hook them into line." An "Independent" Circular. Perhaps the largest of the Independent manufacturers is the Beacon Falls Rubber Shoe company, in a circular to the trade they Intimate that many of the recent articles in the papers relative to the rub ber shoe business, and the trust come from the New York stock exchange and that the stock interests have more to do with the methods of the "trust" than the prac tical men in it have. They assert there is no probability of the crude rubber market being cornered, and that although the prices may be put to a ruinous figure they will lose as much themselves in the long run as the outside companies, and that it is only a question of who can stand it the longest. They assert that this break in price is not the result of reduc tion in cost nor of competition, but is in tended to force the outside companies into the hands of the trusts or out of business. From tiie Trust Standpoint. Major Heffelflnger of the North Star Shoe company, which handles the good« of the Boston Rubber Shoe company, which is one of the members of the so called trust, thinks that the story about the unloading of a $7,000,000 stock which has been on hand the last two years is all bosh. Mr. Heffelflnger says that 47,000,000 would represent only 10 per cent of one year's product of the com bined companies, and that two of the eleven companes of the trust do nearly 155,000,000 of business a year. Mr, Heffelfinger also says that owing to the conditions of the weather there may be an unusually large stock of rub bers on hand, but that the cut which took effect yesterday is necessitated by competition, and that the combined com panies have enough rubber on hand to keep them running for a year. There is a good deal of objection ex pressed among men who sell the goods of the combined companies to the manner the management of the independent com panies have of doing business. It is said that the "trust" announces its prices for the year on April l, and that the out siders wait until this announcement is made before they issue their schedule. WITHIN SIXTY DAYS Sale of X. P. LJneu in Manitoba Soon to Be Made. The deal whereby the Northern Pacific transfers to the Manitoba government all its lines in that province, will be con cluded within the next sixty days. A well-posted railroad official, closely in touch with the affairs of the Northern Pacific company, said to-day: Sixty days hence the Northern Pacific will have no lines in Manitoba, and will be very glad of that fact. The Northern Pacific never built those lines, in the first place, with a view of making money, for there was little to make. Th« idea was to deprive the Ca nadian Pacific of territory on which it had set its heart, and which would have been gobbled up quickly enough. American roads which have tried the experiment of building into a foreign country, and having the ex tension controlled by a foreign government, have never been satisfied with the result. GO TO PORTLAND Minneapoli* Fruit Dealers Start for the \ortbneat Convention. A party of representative men of the fruit trade left Minneapolis Saturday to at tend the annual convention of the Northwest ern Fruit Growers' association at Portland, Ore., Feb. E-7. Its deliberations are of great interest to produce merchants doing business with the west coast and delegates attend irom every part of the United States. The delegation consists of President D. VV. Longfellow of the Minneapolis Produce Ex change; J. J. Grove, of Porter Bros. Co.; A. N. Bearman of Gwinnell, Collins & Kween, end J. P. Bronyen of E. P. Stacy & Sons. They will be joined by W. J. Moulton of Fargo, N. D. GIRLS WILL SETTLE !T Offending Sorority 'Will Hot Be "Carpeted" by Prexy. The trouble into which one of the girls' sororities at the "U" has fallen because of the alleged breaking of a compact with the other societies, will be settled by the sorori ties la confertnce, and not before President Northrop, as was flref arranged for. Dr. Northrop talked with the representatives of the sororities after the morning chapel ex ercises. It has been charged that one of the , societies did certain work towards "rush- ' ing" proapestive students of the '•IT" before the time set by the* compact. This would form a serious breach of faith and formal charges were ai once brought. The. desire of the girls was to have the matter considered be fore the president, but according to the com pact all difficulties were to be settled by the sororities. It was therefore decided to call a meeting ecrly next week. PROPOSITION IS REJECTED Board of Education Won't Amend Tax Levy- Bill. The board of education, on Saturday, dis cussed the project of ths medical inspection of the schools, and the question of inaugurat ing a savings bank system iv some of the higher grade schools, but took no final ac tion. A communication from the St. Paul legisla tive delegation suggested that the Minneapolis board consent to an amendment to their bill providing for au increase of the school tax limit in both cities to 7.5 mills, in effect that the levy should not exceed ?25 per capita, the present limit of school expense in St. Paul. Otherwise St_ Paul would oppose the bill. The suggestion was rejected. WORKS LIKE MAGIC i Remarkable Effect* of Kilfyre on m Fiercely. Burnlnjc Fire, A series of demonstrations of the efficiency of kilfyre culminated Saturday in '' the most severe test to which the chemical has been put.' A booth filled with inflam mable substances saturated with pine tar, kerosene and turpentine was fired.. The flames spread i fiercely leaping skyward fully fifty feet. When the flames were at their height. a small quantity of kilfyre was applied and the flames were at once extinguished. Calcium carbide and gaso line . fires •. yielded quite as quickly to the magic extinguisher after, a; six-gallon can of liquid extinguisher had been applied without results. V The remarkable kilfyre is a dry powder put up in two-pound tubes twenty- two inches long i and two ■ inches ■in diameter. ; .•.-."';■■' ■ " " -" " J IT WASN'T MOLLIE Report That Mary Sullivan Got the Pardon. TOOK MOLLIE MOORE'S NAME Mollie Morris Said Really to Be Lil lie Russell Whom Illinois Authorities Want. Another possibly significant develop ment in the Mollie Morris pardon case at St. Paul cropped out Saturday when it was credibly reported that in pardoning the woman of that name the St. Paul au thorities had in reality set free a woman who was sentenced under the name of Gillie Russell. This Russell woman was arrested at the same time and for the same offense as the Morris woman. She also received a straight ninety-day sen ence but as she was reputed to be the leader of the gang of shoplifters, her re lease was more important than that of her fellow prisoners. It is reported that on the way to the workhouse the fictitious names assumed by the Chicago prisoners were switched and that the Mollie Morris who answered to that name at ;he Como institution watt the one who was sent up as Gillie Russell. As the Morris woman was not regarded as so dangerous a char acter as her sister in crime her release attracted less attention at the time and thus Mary Sullivan secured her freedom. Chief John O'Connor of St. Paul indig nantly denies that he was imposed upon, but the story is generally believed never the less. Mary Ann Sullivan, otherwise known as "Mary Ann, the Gun," having been In dicted by the Cook county, 111., grand jury for grand larceny, Governor Yates issued requisition papers on Governor Van Sant, which arrived yesterday. The requisition calls for one Lillie Rus sell, indicted with Lou Daugherty, and May Brown, for taking $78 from Hans Julltt on July 19. Proof has been for warded that Lillie Russell and Mary Ann Sullivan are one and the same person. She is supposed 10 be now in the St. Paul workhouse serving a ninety-day sentence, and is one or a trio of alleged shoplifters brought into such notoriety by the pardon of Mollie Morris. Governor Van Sant has therefore decided that he would give the St. Paul merchants and the Ramsey county authorities time to secure an in dictment against her. He will hold up the requisition papers for some time. There is also talk of a requisition from Wisconsin, a number of LaCrosse mer chants having a complaint. The sentence of the two women expires Maroh 28. DR. NORTHROP REPLIES ANONYMOI'S CRITIC Anonymous, of Course-He ' Think* "Prexy" Should Xot Have At- . tended Goodnow Banquet. '-■ President Northrop of the university In chapel Saturday characterized a per son guilty of making a personal attack anonymously or over a fictitious name as too low and mean to be considered. The cause for his remark, the president ex plained, was a letter he received yester day in which he was accused of lowering his position in society by performing a certain public act three days since. The president made no reference to the event, but every student in chapel hall knew to what he referred. The letter. Dr. Northrop said, was signed by one Initial and a name, both of whioh correspond with several such names to be found in the directory. There was no address given and the apparent intention of the writer was to conceal his identity. It is rfot at all probable that the writer was a university student. While the president's desire was to dis miss the petty matter from his mind because of the manner in which the at tack was made, he took occasion to de fend the position he had taken. In this he said that he who would fail to recog nize an effort of a person to elevate him self from a lowly position to a more hon orable one, who would not render to him all possible aid and encouragement, has never known the true love that was mani fest in the Lord when he assumed what might be considered by some as a lower position in giving aid and comfort to un fortunates. Dr. Northrop made some rather pat applications of biblical inci dents in support of his position. The students expressed their approval and their appreciation of his explanation by hearty cheers. WARDENS FOR HENNEPIN SIGAFOOS ASD F. E. JOHNSON These Two Pretty Certain to Look After Local Enforcement of Game laws. The state game and fish commission will meet early next week to decide on its corps of deputies. There will be two appointments in Hen nepin, one for Minneapolis and the other for the Minnetonka district. There has been quite a campaign for the lake deputy ship, but it is believed that Sigafoos, of Excelsior will land the place. There are. three candidates for Minne apolis. F. E. Johnson and Burke O'Brien have been in the race for some time, and lately D. Y. Currier has entered with some strong endorsements, hoping to profit by a deadlock between the other two candidates. The appointment is in the hands of the commission, but the wishes of the governor are generally de ferred to when he expresses them, and it is believed that he favors Johnson, who has the backing of the most influential re publicans. WE'RE A CANDIDATE Mayor Ames Think* Minneapolis Has Finest Policeman. Minneapolis is to be represented in the congress of big policemen conducted under the auspices of the police depart ment of St. Louis. Tire 'delegates do not appear in person, but their records for weight and girth are sent to St. Louis and then the winner of the contest an nounced. Chief Ames thinks that he has a winner in Patrolman King of the eighth ward. King's dimensions are not for publication at present, but he is soon to be conducted to the secret chamber and there weighed in. Those who know claim that the Minneapolis representative will tip the beam very near the 300 mark, to say nothing of his many other good points. Chicago claims to have a man that weighs over 300. Desk Sergeant Wheelock, who has Just returned from the windy city, claims that Chicago's prize policeman run? ail to waist, and looks like an advertise ment for a brewery. TIE PRESERVING PLANT The Great Northern I.etm an I auaunl Contract. Great Northern Saturday let contracts for considerable machinery to u« useu 111 i remarkable railroad tie preserving plant to be erected on Clearwater Lake, tec miles south of Kalispell, Mont. The cost at the plant, in running order will be about $100,000. 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Clerks from the Vaustrum Clothing house of Minneapolis testified that Paul sou transacted business there early on the morning the day after the murder, while in a talk with the officers before his arrest and trying to prove an alabi. Paulson asserted he did the trading on the day the murder was committed. He has a receipt from the store dated June 16, the day of the murder. The clerks explain it by saying it was so early in the morning that the date of the stamp had net been changed. Their book shows the date of the receipt as the 17th. Paul son gave his right name but did not give his address. Plats and photographs of the premises have been introduced and explained. It appears that the defense will attempt to show that Mary Seldon was not murdered, but came to her death accidentally, and the evidence introduced so far has been mostly to prove that murder and arson were committed. The evidence of J. M. Axtell was in regard to plats and photo graphs offered, and Thomas Seldon, father of the girl, testified to the same facts and also to the amount of money in the house. Milton Varnum, a neighbor, testified to seeing the body of the girl in the fire and identifying it and removing the charred remains later on. He also testified to the habits of the girl. Dr. Axtell of Pepin, who held the post mortem, gave professional testimony. Messrs. Potter and Leflay of Pepin and Herold of Maiden Rock testified in regard to a piece of charred wood having the ap pearance ot being part of an oaken cord wood stick. This testimony was intro duced by the prosecution to show that the body of the girl was placed on a pile of ■ cord wood and then partly cremated to remove traces of the murder. SCHOOLS SAVINGS BANKS Board of Education Committee aud Principals Considering It. 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Baxter et al., defendants; W. H. Baxter, respondent. Per curiam: When this cause was here be fore, 71 Minn., 195, it was decided that a re tiring; partner could not be held upon a modi fication of a contract between the firm and a third party made after dissolution. Upon the retrial of the cause, evidence was received to show that such retiring partner assented to the modification. The jury on the second hearing found i against the defendant Baxter, and on a mo tion for a new trial upon the grounds that Uw verdict was not sustained by the evidence, as well as for errors of law occurring at the trial, the court below set aside the verdin and ordered a new trial without indicating in its order the specific ground upon which It was mad«. After a careful review of the evidence, we are unable to say that the order appealed from, which necessarily passed upon the i weight of the evidence, was not within the j sound discretion of the trial court, and under [ the rule laid down iv Hicks vs. Stone, 13 Minn., 434, which has been constantly fol iowed by this court ever since, the order mus' be affirmed. Order affirmed. THOUSANDJNJURED Over 700 Doctor* and Nurses at Twenty-six Stations. London. Feb. 4.—The St. John's ambulance association attended 1,305 persons injured dvi - ing the funeral crush Saturday. The association had 7UI doctors and nurses busy at tweuty-bix stations. MORE SMALLPOX CASE 3. Special to The Journal. Lake Crystal, Minn., Feb. 4.—Th« number of cases of smallpox here continues to In crease. There are twelve houses quarantined, and rases to the number of fifteen are sus pected. The disease is very mild. A strict quarantine is being kept and it is believed only those exposed at first will be afflioted. 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