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CITY NEWS >l>atrrlona Shooting — A mysterious ahooting affair took place Thursday in the alley in the rear of the National Hotel. Two ehots were fired, followed by a woman's Bcream. The police, however, could learn nothing of the cause of the disturbance. Sarapsop'a Eighth Senalon — The eighth session in the voluntary bankruptcy «ase of C. W. Sampson, the Eureka nursery man, was held yesterday before Referee Merrirnan. As in former session the witness has recalled fact* which he had hitherto forgotten. It is probable that he will t>e given one last opportunity to "remember" at the time to which the case is continued, March 15. (Jleanon Hang's On—James T. Gleason, formerly erf the city clerk's staff, became stenographer to the chief of the fire depart ment the first of the year. Recently Chief «'anterbury gave notice that he would like his resignation. Gleason refused, but the chief, nevertheless, engaged a successor. This morning Gleason appeared before the tire de partment committee of the council and stated his case. He Insisted that his services could be dispensed with only on the approval of the committee. The settlement of the ques tion was put over to the next meeting. Thin la PaasliiK Strange — la the course of a year a postmaster is the recipient et many letters from those who do not know whom to address when after information. Postmaster Lovejav has received two letters from girls In search of housework. They evi dently do not know what a gold mine Minne apolis is in that line. Mary Morris of Finley, N. 1)., wishes the address of an employment cMfioe, that ehe may obtain information in regard to the price of housework in the city. Another letter comes from an entirely differ ent section of the country. Josephine Hughes of Decatur, 111., wishes to find a place for herself and her sister. A HARD LIFE The Kind Mrs. Annie Bauer Say» She Lives. Annie Bauer makes some sensational allegations against Frank Bauer in her complaint for divorce, filed this morning in the district court. They -were married at Dayton, Minn., Nov. 20, 1883. For the last twelve years, she. alleges, he has treated her In such a cruel and inhuman manner as to subject her to grievous in- Jury of body and mind. One of his faults •was the "excessive drinking of intoxicat ing liquors." She says he has been drunk at intervals of a week for years past— often three times a "week. March 31. 1900. he "struck and other vise so abused the defendant that she was Rick several days. He called her vile names and threatened to kill her." Again Feb. 7 aad Feb. 14, 1901, he "tore her clothes and struck her on the head more than twenty times." She claims that she is in constant danger of her life at her husband's hands. Not content with abusing his wife, she says that he varies the monotony by strik dng the children, of 'whom there are eight, the oldest being 16 years and the youngest i!" months. SOME OTHER DAY I'nlifi- ANtwriatlon I>i»pute to Be Vraueil I.liter. » The arguments on the motion for an or der restraining the Police Relief Associa tion from paying out any more money to withdrawing members, which were to have been heard before Judge Pond this morn ing, were continued for one week with the understanding that they may be taken up in the meantime if agreeable to both sides. Out of the $40,000 in the association treas ury, $10,000 has recently been withdrawn Tdv policemen who upon severing their con nection with the association have been al lowed $250 each and the amount of the fees each has paid In. Captain Jacob Hem, of the North Side station, and others T.ho are back of the motion for a re straining order, claim that the withdrawals are a scheme to deplete the treasury and break up the association. The association is having a hard row to hoe. A large percentage of its revenue has been received from the dog license tax in the p*ast. Alderman Holmes introduced a resolution at the meeting of the city council last night the object of which is to deprive the association of its 50 per cent chare of the tax. GROWS BIG ORANGES The SucceHH of a Former Miuu.up olitan P. A. Fletcher. The Register of Whittler, Cal., calls at tention to the signal success in fruit rais ing of a recent Minneapolitan, F. A. Fletcher. It says that a box of oranges sent by Mr. Fletcher to that office sur passed any ever seen in the state, the oranges measuring 14 inches in circum ference. Pomelos sent at the same time measured 16 inches. It explains this as follows: Mr.Fletcher gives dilligent and intelligent care to his ranch, and as a re sult the product of his entire orchard is most satisfactory. From 600 trees he harvested twenty-five tons of lemons at a Bingle picking in December and another crop is now mature. A remarkable product of a part of his orchard was six boxes of lemons from one tree at a single picking. and forty boxes from twelve trees at one picking." Mr. and Mrs. R. L. Gifford of Minne tonka are at the ranch, this winter with Air. and Mrs. Fletcher. Mr. Gifford is a .Minnesota grape grower. A $60,000 SALE Chute Brothers Flats Bring, a. Good Price. The flat buildings at Eighth avenue SE and Fourth street, erected by Chute Broth ers, were disposed of recently for $60 000 this consideration covering both the land aud buildings. The Messrs. Chute re ceived $14,000 for their land, which was sold to John Edgar of Rochester Minn ■who also secured the flat buildings. It -was erroneously stated in a morning pa per recently that the sale amounted to but $41,000, a price insufficient to pay the cost of the flats alone. CONTRACT FOR 60,000 CASES Special to The Journal. Chipepwa Falls, Wis., March 9—F G and C. A. Stanley, of this city, hare been given a contract for 60,000 cases lor packing canned goods by the Chippewa Fails Canning com pany. The order is to be filled in time for ttf* shipment of this year's* output of the can nery. AH of the cases will be neded this year.—A serious wreck occurred at Curtjs Bwenty-three cars were derailed while the) train was running at a high rate of speed. The cars were smashed and the track was torn up. No one was injured. MANNING'S STOCK SALE A SUCCESS Special to The Journal. Manning, lowa, March 9.—The stock sale closed yesterday and the total receipts amounted to $15,000. The highest price paid for a single animal was $1,000 for a 2-year old heifer owned by Ryan & Son. The animal •won first prize at the Kansas City stock show. $4,500 FOR UNKEPT PROMISES. Special to The Journal. Mt. Pleasant, lowa, March 9.—Miss Nellie Harriman was given a verdict of $4,500 in the district court in. her suit against Joseph Layman for breach of promise. SHAME ON HIM. Philadelphia Presa "Harry is so well posted on this South African war," said young Mrs. Kidder, "and he just loves to discuss it with me, because, he says, I have such an intelli gent conception of It." ■Is that so?" said her friend. 'eYs, and last night he explained in de tail how the Swiss navy, in command of General De Bility, was going to heip the Boers." A LIE NAILED. Philadelphia Press. There was a committee to wait upon the legislator when he got home. "It is generally reported," said the spokesman, "that you got your share of the money used to elect the United States senator." "It's a lie!" he <;ried. "Ah! then the public has been misin formed!" •That's what! I know of half a dozen fellows that got more'n me " MR. SOUSA ABROAD The Great Leader Talks of His For- eign Experiences. HOW HE PLEASED THE FRENCH A Very 1 npleatMtnt Kiioom liter With a I'nrUiun ltm|l|W In terviewer. John Philip Sousa, composer of march music and famous the "world over as band director, is what the American newspaper man would term "a genial soul." He says he does not believe in serious Christians or serious band leaders. Sousa is pleased with the reception given American compo sitions and his band in European cities. He says: The purely American compositions which we played ou our European trip met with favor when the compositions which suggested even imitation or reproduction of European writ ing did not. We were a success in Paris because we were honest, and because we were thoroughly American. The rapidity with which we dis posed of a long program, our readiness in iv spouding to encores, and the general life of the entertainment suited the French. Iftyti !■■!■ I'ereltiluii. One of the French journals referred to our work as "eye-lash precision." Another termed us "the electrical band." We went to Europe to give them a touch of real American music. We interpreted the best work of American composers and I look upon the result as a compliment to the Ameri can writer of music. We simply said, "Here we are, where do we belong?" 1 am well pleased with the result. I. 8. Becoming Independent. In musical composition America is begin ning to be independent. We have writers in this country iv both heavy and light composition who write with as much force as any in the world. There are no better harmonists tbua McDowell, Payne, Dudley Bunk, Chadwick and several others that I might meution. These men are Americans, purely so. McDowell's ■'American Sweet" was very popular with Paris audiences. "Sheridan's Ride" pleased them greatly. What the Germans would cal lour folk songs, such compositions as "Suwanee River," were also well received. These are v.s purely American as Schubert's Serenade is German. Sousa's band is returning from a trip to the Pacific coast. The organization begins its next European tour Sept. 15, opening first at the Glasgow exposition where it will remain a month. Afterwards a tour of Great Britain will be made. A member of the Smith family, many of whom Mr. Sousa says he meets on his travels, writes from Florence. Italy, and requests that the band visit that sunny clime before its re turns. A French Interview. Mr. Sousa tells of an experience with Paris newspaper men. He had jus.t arrived in the capital when he was called upon by a representative of one of the papers. He was asked pointedly how his band would compare with "The Garde Republique, the "Garde Republique" being the pet band of France. Mr. Sousa naturally avoided a direct answer by saying many nice things of the French organization. The paper the next day passed him a different article. It stated that Sousa had said: "My band is far superior to the Garde Republique, goddamn." The journal went on to state that when an American wants to accentuate a state ment he usually closes with goddamn. Sousa says that when he met the leader of the Garde Republique at the club that aft ernoon it tok him fully two hours to con vince the Frenchman that the newspaper man had misquoted him. Sousa and his band appear at the Ly ceu.n this eve Ling. BIGGEST BATTLESHIP AFLOAT She It* for Japan and Han Just Been Launched in England. London News. A new Japanese battleship, which is to be named Mikasa, and which, when com pleted for sea, will be the largest and most powerful battleship afloat, will be launched to-day from the yard of Vickers Sons & Maxim, Barrow-in-Furness. She is, roughly speaking, a sister ship to the Asahi and Hatsuse which ships she re sembles in tlie matter of displacement, dimensions and armament, though there are important divergencies which tend to make her of special interest. Her di mensions are as follows: Length be tween perpendiculars, 400 feet, the over all length being 432 feet; her beam is j 76 feet, and at a draught of 27 feet 2 inches her displacement is about 15,150 | tons. The engines will develop 15,000 horsepower, calculated to obtain her a speed of eighteen knots. Her normal coal supply will be 700 tons, with ca pacity for 1,400 tons, which will allow her traveling about 9,000 miles at a speed of ten knots before replenishing her hunk ers. The engines will be of the triple expansion type, with three cylinders, and there will be twenty-five Belleville boil ers with economizers fitted to each. The Mikasa is protected by a complete armored belt, consisting of Harveyized nickel steel of Vickers manufacture of nine-inch thickness, over a space of 150 feet amidships, covering the vital portions of the vessel. This is continued fore and aft by armor tapering from seven inches to four inches, terminated at the after end by a six-inch bulkhead, thus forming a complete protection over the entire water line of the ship. The belt extends from nve feet three inches below the water line to two feet six inches above, and is there met by the six-Inch citadel armor, which continues the protection from the top of the belt to the upper deck. The citadel comprises the. chief departure from the ordinary practice in the design of this shJp, as besides protecting the space be tween the belt and the main deck battery It takes the place of the ordinary arrange ment of casements usually found In British and foreign battleships, and en tirely protects the six-inch guns on the fighting deck. The advantage of this arrangement over casemates will be seen when it is consid ered that throughout the whole of the center portion of the ship the crew are < protected from injury when working the i guns, while the gun positions themselves ; are equally protected in front as In the casement arrangement, and are indefinite ly less vulnerable In the rears, which are protected now by the six-inch armor on the opposite side of the ship, as well as by the thick steel bulkheads which di vide the gun positions one from another. The conning tower is protected by four teen-incb armor, and the observer tower aft by three inches of armor. In addition to the above protection there is a protective deck below the main deck, which extends throughout the whole length of the ship, and consists of two inches of armor on the flats and three inches on the slopes. The heavy arma ment is represented by four 12-inch breechloading guns mounted in pairs for ward and aft. These are placed in ar mored barbettes, fourteen inches thick above the upper deck and ten Inches be low, where they are covered by the screen 'bulkhead. The heavy quick-firing arma ment is composed of fourteen 6-inch guns, ten of them mounted in the armored cita -del above described, and four of them mounted on the upper deck In casements. In addition to these there are twenty 12 --pounders, eight 3-pounders and four 2*£ ipounders, all quick-firing guns; and the torpedo equipment consists of four sub merged tubs, two forward and two aft. The weight of metal discharged by this armament in one minute is 11% tons, rep resenting a striking energy 0f1,337,130 foot tons, while the weight of metal discharges from the guns available on one broadside in a minute is "i 1/? tons, giving a striking energy of just under 1,000,000 foot tons. The ship is divided very thoroughly by water-tight compartments, thus giving her all the possible protection against sub marine attack or accident. The Mikasa is the second battleship launched from the Vickers yard during the last two years, and Is the forty-seventh warship built at the Naval Construction Works THE MINNEAPOLIS .TOURNAi;. WASHINGTON STATE MILL CROSBYS TO 111 11.11 AT KVKHKTT Location of a Branch Plant Maid to tie an (•i>uil hn Settled— 11111-h Punitloii. Special to The Journal. Tacoma, Wash.. March 9.—The city of Everett is claiming that the Crosby Mill ing company of Minneapolis will erect in that city one of the largest mills on the Pacific coast. For several weeks past it has been known that the company had an agent in this part of the country looking for a site. Nearly all the cities have been looked over as far eaat as Spokane, but upon good authority it is stated that a recommendation has been made by the agent that the plant be built at Everett. It is further stated that while it has not been announced, and probably will not be for several days yet, the Everett I^and company has been asked for an option on a site for the mill and that it has been given. Therefore those who are In a posi tion to know what is going on are of the opinion the matter is practically settled and that it will only be a short time until official confirmation has been had. In this connection it is said that J. J. Hill of the Great Northern, has been mainly instrumental in having the plant consider a location at that point, it is stated that long before the representa tive of the firm came out here there was a correspondence between Mr. Hill and the officials of the land company, in which he is one of the principal stockholders, on the subject, and that it was well un derstood what the flour company would require before the agent put in an ap pearance. The negotiations have been kept a strict secret for various reasons, but enough has leaked out, it is said, to make it almost certain that the deal will be closed, and that by next season the mill will have a large branch at Everett. BRYAN GROWS WASPISH RAILROADS KILI.KD THE CABAL Deadlock in \«* lint* kit Also Due to the KullroadM, He Stt>H. New York, March 9.—William J. Bryan arrived here from Buffalo to-day. He said in an ntervew: "It looks as if the Nicaragua canal porject had fallen through: the trans continental railorads and the MeKinley administration are responsible. The rail roads were afraid that if the water was used for the canal there would not be enough left for their stocks. "If the republican party makes uo more progress in the next four years than it made in the last four. It will soon reach the finish. "This big steel combination is but an other illustration of the trusts we fought in the last campaign. The tendency is to still further and larger consolidations of capital. "The deadlock in the Nebraska legisla ture? Oh, yes, that is easily explained. You see, there are only two senatorships at the disposal of the state, and there are more than two railroads. Each rail road can't have a senator, therefore trou ble." SCRAP BOOKS They Are the Sources of Both I'leas* snre and Profit. Xew York Tribune. Well-bound scrap books, containing photographs taken by the giver, and cuts, clippings and typewritten quotations suited to the taste of the recipient, are among the newest things for Christmas presents. One intended for the mother and a family of little ones contains rhymes and jingles, pictures and stories. Another for a teacher, is devoted to nature sub jects. For a young theater goer, pictures and stories of actors and actresses have been gathered and attractively mounted in a half Russia volume. The clipping file, which threatened to replace the old-fash ioned scrap book, failed as a substitute, and is now used- for purely practical pur poses. Scrap book making is one of the fads with which a coterie of women be guile leisure hours. A woman, a pupil of Mary Lyon, in the early days of Mt. Holy oke, is responsible for the innocent pas time, which is not without its permanent advantages. Long before photographs were even known, pictures were common. A schoolgirl who is now a grandmother began to save the few illustrations of I notables, historic landmarks and works of I art that came in her way, and has con- I tinued the habit zealously. The pictures, beginning as they did fifty years ago, and continuing through the present era of generously illustrated tourist books and catalogues, magazines and newspapers, furnish an interesting hi&tory of illus trative art. Her children, grand children and friends have adapted the idea to their own tastes, and many are the innovations which they have Introduced. One scrap book, perhaps, excels all oth ers in originality. A woman who is now middle aged began in girlhood to amuse herself by planning houses and saving ev erything bearing on the subject that she could find. To this day, '"when life looks gray," she busies herself in planning her ideal home, introducing into it innovations suggested by her scrap book or by her own fertile mind. She has, indeed, come to be an authority on modern residence archi tecture, and many are the homes among her friends that owe their beauty, conven ience and sanitation to her suggestions. Another woman makes a specialty of portraits of actors and musicians, and an other of authors and painters. One, an in valid, saves pictures of castles, cathedrals and landscapes, culled from magazines and tourist books sent to her by friends. Be sides the pictures she has scores of famous speeches, everyday facts and bits of senti ment in poetry and prose. A series of scrap books kept patiently up to date by a Brooklyn woman contains a record of important events, accounts of prominent people and descriptions of his toric landmarks, all illustrated by cuts from periodicals of various kinds and all pertaining to this city. One of the unique ideas in these books is the record of the Spanish-American war in cartoon, pre served In a huge tome by a literary woman. An "All the Year" scrap book, originat ed by a young girl, has been imitated by a number of her friends. These scrap books are of the largest dimensions, and are divided into sections which are vari ously headed "Rainy Days." "Sunshiny Days," "Windy Days," "Gray Days," "Bleak Days," etc. In each department are pasted clippings and pictures, the lat ter often being photographs adapted to the subject. Nature scrap books, containing every thing of interest on nature subjects, are the latest departures. Pressed flowers, ferns, leaves, photographs and original drawings are used in them. Said a veritable "scrap book fiend" the other day: "It is not so much the saving of clippings arid pictures for future use or enjoyment that recommends the habit as the fact that the act of cutting and fil ing impresses the thing upon ones mind, making it one's very own. Once I have cut oui a picture of anything, with its lit tle story, I have gained an interest in the original that is an aid to further study of it" For children the pastepot and scissors, every mother knows, furnish no end of en tertainment. Ellen Ruby Perry, in the Mothers' Journal, says: "If you have never known the joy of making a scrap book, begin to-day. Make one for yourself and your children, with the help of the little people, and make one for some other mother. The little ones can find children in the hospitals, the orphans' homes, in the families or mis sionaries and the tenement houses, with hands outstretched to receive them. "Good is best when soonest wrought, Lingering labors come to naught. "Therefore, do not delay. Make each scrap book do the work of a missionary Jn the home which it enters." SENATE PASSES IT Reapportionment Bill Goes Through Like Grease. REDWOOD AMENDMENT CARRIED The lioutte Will Probably Ilecede ami the mil Become fcuw. (For full account of reapportionment de bate In the house, see page 13.) •'- The passage ■ of the house -reappor tionment.'bill was reported to the sen ate as soon as it met yesterday afternoon, aDd on motion of Senator Daugherty it was substituted for the senate bill, the two being Identical. The senate went into committee of the whole with Sena tor Greer in the chair. Senator Wilson took up the cudgels for Hennepin county and presented' an amendment, dividing Hennepin ' county along the line of the river and adding the East Side to the eighth or Duluth district. He presented a forceful argu ment against the injustice of the bill. and stated that his amendment would just about equalize the population of the two districts. Senator Daugherty followed in defense of the committee plan. Senator Wilson's amendment was voted down. He called for a division and sev eral democrats voted with the Hennepln delegation for the amendment, which re ceived 14 votes. General Wilson said: "I knew I might as well be talking to a lot of Egyptian mummies." Senator Ives, who talked in support of the amendment, said the apportionment was unjust, that he would like it better if Chlsago county was cut off from the fourth district, making it somewhere noar the right size. Senator Soniervllle then presented his amendment leaving Redwood county in the second district and Waseea in the first. Redwood Wins Out. Senator Somerville's amendment was carried with hardly a dissenting voice and the bill then passed as amended. It will go to a conference committee and the house will probably yield to the amend ment. This will finally dispose of the re apportionment question. "beFstings The Latent anil Also an Inexpensive < lire fur UlieuiiuitiKiii. New York Journal. There is an inexpensive cure for rheu matism which ip rarely tried and will never be popular. It is the sting of the bee, the ordinary every day bee that flits from flower to flower in the summer and packs honey on its limbs and in its tiny ducts, working like a Trojan every day of its life. The sting of the bee is not pleasant, and it is a thing which children never cry for; but for those pains on the i joints and down the small of your back it is a sure cure. These are the sentiments of George L. Hart, an enthusiastic member of the Worcester (Mass, i County Beekeepers' as sociation. Mr. Hart does not speak from hearsay or belief, and not from the brief experience of a few months or even a year. The testimonial of a man who has tried two bottles and thinks his mixture the best that ever was palls beside the test which Mr. Hart has made, and the calm assurance with which he makes claim for his beloved bees. Speaking to a reporter he said: "I know what 1 am talking about when I say that there is no medicine on earth like the sting of a bee. This is no fad with me, lightly picked up and ranted about for a time, to be exchanged for some new whim when the fit strikes me, as is the case with the patent medicine fiend. It is more than twenty-nve years since I found out what a blessing to suf fering mankind the bee sting can be, and for twenty-five years I have been an al most constant patient of my little phy sicians. "It took me in the wrist one day, and though I was in pain I went from home and visited a man who had a couple of colonies on his place. It was swarming time and the little fellows were not in the best of humor. I was a stranger and they resented my presence in a way I shall never forget. My face was covered; but one fellow got on my hand, the others came in a cluster and they dug in hard and deep. I was a pretty sight. Both hands swelled up to twice their size, but when the pain of the bees' stings died away I noticed that the rheumatism was gone. It didn't come back for a good time, and it at last struck me that per haps the bees had something to do with it. "I thought it was worth an experiment and the next time I had a bad attack of rheumatism I went over to my neighbor's and allowed myself to be stung in the same way again. "When the sting worked a second time I labeled it in my mind a cure. I bought a colony for myself, and from that day to this I have never been without them. "I use the greatest care when I take my medicine. I cover my face up with the ordinary beekeepers' veil. It is not that I would object to a sting there any more than I would any other part of my body, but I would not care to be stung on the lips and have a swollen mouth, and a sting in the eye might 'blind me, while one immediately near would, I suppose, swell me up so that for a time I couldn't see. So I take the stings always on my hands, where the swelling is little and the discomfort and inconvenience are nothing. "I not only have the proof that bees' stings have done me good, but I have the absolute proof that they are necessary to me to keep me from rheumatism. I tested this. Some years ago I began to put some belief in the talk of my neighbors, that perhaps I was doing something un necessary and that I might be taking my medicine and having a cure all to myself when there was not c trace of rheumatism in me. Everything went, along all right for a year, but in the second the old twinges came back. I paid little atten tion to this till I was laid up once more, and began to suffer as I had in the years before I made my discovery. "There was only cne thing to do and I did it. I tried the old cure and it fixed me up in a short time, just as it did before. You may depend upon it that I have never neglected my bees and bee stings since." TWO OF A NAME IN ONE FAMILY. Notes and Queries. This occurrence is not of extreme rar ity. I have five daughters who have the same name, viz., Angharad, their full names being (1) Ruby Angharad Ger trude, (2) Irene Clare Angharad. (3) Phyllis Gwenllian Angharad, (4) Rosa mund Angharad Kathleen, and (5) Sybil Helen Angharad, all being named after a literary relative. I have seen it stated in print that a noted sausage maker in the city has three sons, named William the first, William the second and William the third, which is very odd if true. NO ROOM FOR DOUBT. Miss Fitte—ls he an author of dis tinction? DeWitte—Well, they say he's out of debt. A Bountiful Hosiery Shower One of the numerous St. Paul young la die* who have become brides recently. In accordance with the shower custom now so prevalent, was made the object of "all sorts of showers. Among these was a hosiery shower—that's what It was whether that is the society name for it or not—and the friends of the new bride are won dering just what she is going to do with the bountiful downpour. After the affair was all over and the happy company departed the young lady and her mama took an invoice and found that a total of 128 beautiful pairs of dainty footwear had been received. It has been reported that this breaks the record, but,' as there is no law compelling the publication of statistics of this sort, there is no way of proving this assertion. BACTERIA IN WATER City Is Now Getting Much Impure Thirst Quencher. THE WEST SIDE PUMPING STATION It Hum to Be Called On Because of a Breakdown at the North Side. * The Minneapolis health department is accustomed to have about as many prob lems on its hands at this time of the year as it can well handle. This fact, how ever, will not be allowed to divert in the least Health Commissioner Hall from his plan to do all in his official power to as sure Minneapolis of the best possible water supply. It frequently happens that one. of the pumps at the Xorth Side station has to be taken apart for repairs. This is a tedi ous task, and in the meantime it is neces sary to put the West Side station io operation to supplement the work of the remaining pumps. One of the North Side pumps ha 3 been undergoing repairs now since the second week in January and the city water has been liberally diluted dur ing the weeks since with the article pumped by the lower station. The fre quent reports of the health department bacteriologist show that the water taken from the river at the West Side station is unfit to be used for drinking purposes, and the facts of typhoid fever in the city bear out this view. A day or two ago Health Commissioner Hall decided that the situation called for some effrona on his part, looking to a change of policy. He got his figures to gether this morning showing the relative merits of the water coming from the two stations, also the corroborative facts of the typhoid reports, and was prepared to go before the city council at to-night's meeting and make a strong plea for ac tion. On the representation of Supervisor Mc- Connell of the water department, however, that the dismantled pump would be in operation again now very shortly, Dr. Hall was induced to hold off for the time be ing and await developments. He declares, however, that he is going to follow the matter up and pound his hardest for a better water supply in Minneapolis. The present conditions cannot continue much longer without serious results to the health ,of the city, he contends. The March report of Dr. Corbett. the department's bacteriologist, shows 640 specimens of bacteria to the cubic centi meter of water taken from the north side station, against 1,152 at the west side sta tion. The figures for February were 1,344 and 3,200 respectively, and on a second examination that month 646 and 1,728. In October last the figures were 300 and 1,778, and in July 774 and 14,784. After sedimentation in the reservoir the north side water is improved materially. Dr. Hall's contention is that the lower pumping station must be discontinued at the earliest possible moment, and to that end the council should allow nothing to delay the construction of the proposed new pumping station in northeast Minne apolis. HAS HEARD ANTS TALK So Think* a French VaturaliMt. and His Kciimoii^ for Hia Belief. Chicago Chronicle. Sir John Lubbock, as well as many other scientists, has, of course, studied the ant, but it has been given to a Frenchman, a M. Ferel, to make a discovery as re gards ants that 1 proves them to be pos sessed of an intelligence far greater than has been hitherto supposed. And this discovery is nothing more or less than that ants are capable of pro ducing sounds intelligible to their fellows, and even audible to our ears—in other words, that they converse with one an other. The way M. Fere proved this was as follows: He made a glass funnel one end smaller than the other, which he placed, the small end downward, in the center of a square of plain glass six inches wide, fitting closely enough to prevent the little insects from crawling out underneath. He then took a number of ants in a bunch about the size of an ordinary horse chestnut, 'free from any foreign sub stances, and, lifting up the funnel, dropped the cluster of insects inside. While the ants were still in a state of bewilderment, and before any of them could reach the edges of the glass, the ex perimenter covered it with another square, similar to the one already in use, "which had been surrounded a short dis tance from its edge by a rim of putty. This effectually confined the little in sects and prevented their being crushed. The two plates of glass were then pressed together to within, approximately, the thickness of an ant's body, but closer on one side than on the other, so as to hold some fast and incapable of moving, ■while others could move about in their narrow prison where they liked. On applying this box of ants to the ear, as though it had been a watch, M. Ferel was astonished to hear a regular and con tinuous buzzing noise, somewhat similar to the sound made by water when boil ing in an open vessel, though sometimes a note higher would be struck by one or an other of the ants. Further study of the box of prisoners revealed many interesting facts. The free ants were seen to advance to the sides of the ones that could not move, and to endeavor with all their stength to re lease the prisoners. It was then that the sounds made by the ants became louder and more stringent. It was evident that these sounds conveyed some meaning, for a palpable difference was to be found in the minute utterances, which must have been intelligible to the tiny captives. Then came the problem. How was the sound made? M. Ferel proceeded to at once make minute investigations, and sub mitted live ants to the scrutiny of a very powerful microscope. Here, again, an interesting discovery was in store for the investigator. The sides of the little insects were found to be In on-e particular place rough and scaly, resembling—though of, course, on a tiny seale —the teeth of a saw. It was by rub bing this that the ant made the sound that had rewarded the scientist's research. M. Ferel then took a couple of ants and confined them in the glass box already described, imprisoning the one and giving the other liberty to move. The ant that had fre use of his limbs became at once intensely excited. It rushed about, making what must have been —taking into consideration the com parative size of a man and an ant —a ter rible noise. The modulations of the in (sect's mode of expression were plainly I heard by the scientist. THOUGHT IT WAS ABBREVIATED. Baltimore American. "Our grocer's mnd never rises above business." "How so?" "I sent him an order recently, and, just for the novelty of it, dated it thus: '1-5- MCMI.' " "Well?" "Well, he sent us 15 pounds of mince meat." Bones —Whar am de safes' place to take a cold? Tambo —Whar am the safes' place, etc.? Bones —Why, to the doctor's of course. SATURDAY EVENING, MARCH 9, 1901. SAYS THEY DID RIGHT Roger Vail Agrees With Irishmen in Parliament. A TRICK WAS PLAYED ON THEM The Game Wait to Ruhli Through ft Hill Without f'roiniited Debate. Roger Vail, associate editor of the Irish Standard, has decided views on the affair in the English house of commons yester day morning when sixteen Irish members were dragged from the floor iuto the street by policemen. He said: It 1 understand this matter, there is a bill for educational interests, involving $85,000,0<W, under consideration in the British parliament! and J1u.000.000 of that is for Ireland. There was au understanding that the British fea tures of the bill would be left to the British members without any interference from the Irish members, and that when it came to the Irish part, a discussion would be had by the Irish members. The debate was going on en ihe English part and the Irish leaders didn't rupporc that they would get through with that, and left the bouse, leaving about thirty or foriy of their folowers behind. At midnight Arthur J. Balfour, tory leader of the house, cloture the bill and shut off the debate without giving the Irish members a chance to say a word in regard to the part affecting their own interests. They were In dignant and refused to get into the division lobbies to vote on the measure. When six teen of them were named for expulsion for refusing to go into the lobbies, they refused to leave, and so the row began. Xow, so long as the Irish people are de prived of a parliament of their own, and so long as Ireland is considered an integral pan of the United Kingdom and has to send members to a foreign parliament, these mem bers are entitled to aa much consideration as those from England and Scotland, but the British plan seems to ignore the claims of the Irish part, although Ireland is taxed for the war in South Africa and for imperial ex penses, and is already overtaxed. According to the report of the royal commission ap pointed by the British parliament, composed of Englishmen and Scotchmen and Irishmen, it was overtaxed $12,500,000 per annum during the reign of Queen Victoria. If England is not pleased with the conduct of the Irish in attending to the rights of their country in parliament, let it give the Irish what Gladstone tried to give them, a parlia ment in Dublin, and then such scenes will not occur at Westminster. Ireland has to be governed either as a part of Great Britain or else as a British colony like Canada and the Australian colonies, which have parlia ments of their own. If not, govern Ireland as India is governed, by the sword. The Irish members there now, eighty-five of them, are determined that Irish legisla tion shall be attended to in the English par liament by those who are there for that pur pose, and that they s-hafl receive attention, and probably the next time the entire Irish party will be expelled, and then I wish they would cross the*channel and hold a conven tion in the capital of their own country and talk to their own countrymen and defy Eng land. England already has in Ireland 40,000 British soldiers and 13,000 armed police, the latter dispersing public meetings and pre venting Irish members of parliament from talking to their own constituents, by orders issued from Dublin castle. So Irish members cannot talk either lo their own people, who have sent tbem, or to the -English parlia ment, without being insulted or abused. It is about time for England to take a tumble to herself. HE WAS UNBALANCED Father Francis BadxikuwHkt'ii Mind Wan Deranged. Father Francis Budzikowaki, who com mitted suicide at the Golden West hotel yesterday morning was at the West hotel about three weeks ago. He staid several days, paid his bill and left. A few days later he returned and engaged a room. His actions were on the "queer" order. He did not come to the office, but staid in his room most of the time. He finally sent word to the desk that he had no money, gave up the room and left his trunk as payment for his bill. Coroner Williams received a telegram from the unfortunate man's brother this morning and as requested will send the remains to Elmira, X. Y. Those in Minneapolis who knew the dead clergyman say that he often showed signs of mental aberration in recent years. His dismissal from the diocese was be cause of inattention to duties. COMING TO MINNEAPOLIS New Wisconsin 'Phone Company to Connect DiNtant Points. Special to The Journal. Baraboo, Wis., March 9. —A company has been organized, with a capital of $100,000 for the purpose of building a telephone line between La Crosse and Milwaukee. It will be known as the Badger -Long Dis tance Telephone company. The officers are A. C. Gray, president, and Frank T. Brewster, secretary. The "incorporators are Frank A. Philbrick, Frank Webster and William Hatch. It is the intention to extend the line to Minneapolis in the near future. At the Sauk county Sunday school con vention, which closed here Thursday, it was decided to hold a grand picnic next summer. \ Thm Journal* JH \ Popular J^L \ See isl \ Pages |H \ 10 and 11. I I Where Do You Stand? tc-4 ON THE SUBJECT OF ADVERTISING. | 1 Z hos« who Those Who ™orou Khly Think Either B ie)eveJ Q o the That the Classi m fled Advertising, .OR ned Columns are f'l ■ Ai^f^ Beneath the Dignity 1 i'A \\ hose Belief is Born . : of their respective lines B m of Experience; in other of Buslnesß or Belleye II M Words, those who Aer; that Trade nay be Ob _ M Resultg taiDed Wlthout Ad™«-><*. I « Nj IT'S FOR YOU TO DECIDE! B THE JOURNAL will decide these questions, once Gj f: l and for all for you if you place an ad in its pop- |1] ular classified columns. | J AH OPEN LETTER The Metropolitan Nat'l Bank of Chicago, February 18th, 1901. Messrs. George L. Wrenn & Son, General Agents, State Mutual Life Assurance Co., 85 Dearborn St, Chicago. Gentlemen: For a sum less than one thousand dol lars, which was paid to your company in a ten-year- period, I have received the benefit of life insurance to the extent of twenty-five hundred dollars for a term of twenty-five years, and at the end of that time twenty-five hundred dollars in cash. This speak 3 for itself and requires no additional indorsement. Yours, truly, E. G. KEITH. Age and address to the undersigned will bring a fac simile of the new policy issued by the State Mutual. C. W. Van Tuyl, general agent, [,05-9 Lumber Ex change. FOR THE PENNANT lee VaclitM "AvaLunrhe and Zero" to Content To-morrow. Weather permitting, the last grand rally of the Minnetonka Ice Yacht club's sea son will be held at 'J. \j. m. to-day. There will probably be more sailing at Minnetonka before the spring break-up, but the condition of the ice from now on will not be conducive to raf»- meets. The end of the season find.-; the fast flyers. Avalanche and Zero, making a des perate finish fight for the pennant. The outcome of to-morrow's race will deter mine which will carry off the honors. The ice will be in fine shape after the thaw ir' there is a freeze to-night. DAVVSOX IX JAII. Sad Plight of One of Cupid's John Dawson, upblisher of a matri monial paper, the business of which is to make matches, was arrested Thursday on a bench warrant and arraigned be fore Judge Brooks on a charge of lar ceny of $25 from John Dubay. He pleadel not guilty, bail being fixed at $200. Daw son is still in jail, and none of his sub scribers has shown any disposition to subscribe enough to get him out. Dubay denies the report that he was looking for a wife. He says that he is a married man and is not looking for trouble. He says that Dawson engaged him to solicit subscriptions for the paper. Before starting out, he was required to deposit a bond of |25 for the faithful per formance of his duties. He says that all of the people whom he had been directed to collect subscriptions from indignantly repudiated any such obligations and fur ther claimed never to have heard of Daw son or his paper. Then Dubay went back to the matrimo nial bureau and threw up his job. He was afraid, he said diplomatically, that he wouldn't succeed at the work. He ask^d for the return of his $_'.j. "I'm very sorry," he quotes Dawson as saying, "but you see I haven't got the money with me now. I had to use it." H. B. STRAND'S CASE AOAI\ It tomes Up tor Trial a Second Time. In the United States court the case of Hans B. Strand of New Whatcom, Wash., against Joseph Griffith, Buck & Campbell and others is being tried. The plaintiff asks for $35,000. It is charged that fraud was perpetrated in a deal in which Mr. Strand exchanged certain lands for a stock of merchandise. There was a mis trial in this case in September, when the jury failed to agree. Yesterday Judge Lochren directed a ver dict for the defense in the case of Henry J. Krell as administrator against the Chi cago, Milwaukee & St. Paul railway com pany. There will be a session of the court to morrow morning, but none In the after noon. A DEATH AT HASTINGS. Special to The Journal. Hastings, Minn.. March 9.—Mrs. G. W. Gilkey died last evening after a protracted illness, aged about 65 years. She had endeared herself to a host of friends dur ing her long residence here. DEATH OF MRS. CLIN'TOX ATWELL. Special to The Journal. Mankato, Minn., March 9.—Mrs. Clinton Atwell, an old resident of this city, died at St. James this week. She move<] from Mankato with her family some twenty years ago.—Julius Grams of New Ulna, ii lost boy for information concerning the whereabout of whom his father offered a reward of $50, was looted in this county and the father, accompanied by the chief of police of New Ulm. went for him Thurs day evening. Before they arrived, the lad got wind of their approach and disap peared.—S. B. Wilson having resigned from the school board. W. B. Davies has been elected to succeed him. FOR MAYOR OF ESCAXABA. Special to The Journal. Escanaba, Mich., March 9.—Murray K. Bis sell wil lrun for mayor on the republican ticket next month.—Lieutenant L. W. Oliver is home from Cuba on a two months' fur lough.—An open switch on the North-Western road at Bark River caused a work train to collide with a carload of oats. Louis An derson, who was in the ear, had two rib« broken.