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Kile. Kntert&innieut Delayed — The
entertainment which the local lodge of Elks
bad planned" for the benefit of the legislature
u>-iiigh.t, has been postponed one week to,.
suit the convenience of the legislators. ' \
Smoker for McDonald — A smoker
■will be given, at the armory this.even
ing by Company I for Sergeant McDonald,
formerly; of I, and late* of , the ..Thirty-sev
enth regiment, United States volunteers, just
mustered out at San Francisco.
Another Smoke Fine— in the munici
pal court this morning Bernard Swift, eu
trinetT lor the Colloni block, was fined $10 for
a. violation of the smoke ordinance of ihe
city. There are several more cases to be
decided this coming week.
Campbell Gets Even-Ambrose Camp
bell, in whose acrobatic performance with
the police he has always been the under dog,
has aX last scoured, In the police.court yes
terday , Vivian Tihornley, the young woman
who is charged with robbing him of ?100,
was bound over to the grand jury.
New liuildiiig- on Seventh Street-
Plans have been drawn for a new building
to be built this spring-on Seventh street S,
between Nicollet and First avenue S. 7he
block will be a substantial brick building,
"with stove trimming and lour stories above
basement and will coat $G,OOO. It is under
stood that the building is being built for the
accommodation of parties doing business in
that Immediate vicinity, who will lease it lor
a term of years for storage purposes. C. C.
Taylor & Co. are agents for the property and
will look after the erection of the building
for the eastern owners. . v »,.; ■
Abolition, of the Canteen Made the
Soldiers Vicious—Six Under
Ttelena, Mont., March 13. —To show
their displeasure over the abolition
of the army canteen, seven of Uncle
Saain's boys from Fort Harrison came
to town last night and tried to run
ihe municipality. As a result of a riot
on Main street, six badly battered and
bruist-d soldiers are in limbo at the police
station. For three hours after their ar
rest they kept up a rough house at the
station and came very near demolishing
the old building. They tore the blankets
into shreds, made scrap iron out of the
old stoves, demolished the beds and made
to much noise that no one in the neigh
borhood could sleep.
Sergeant Flannery and Chief Travis,
after repeatedly warning the soldiers to
desist from their depredations, sailed in
with their billies and made a charge that
sent the brawlers in all directions. Before
the soldiers were arrested they took
possession of a street car, and it is
claimed they held up the motorman and
threw sticks and bricks through the win
dows, terrifying women passengers. At
the station they gave their names as
Short. Coleman, Williams, Johnson,
Tricker, Garrett and Tojso.
The conductor claims he was robbed
of $15.
Winnipeg** Board of Trade Kilters a
Protest— Needed for
Winnipeg, Man., March 13. — A gen
eral meeting of the board of trade
was held last night to discuss the rail
way contracts entered into by the govern
ment, and the following resolutions passed
On ?. vote of 36 to 12:
"Resolved, That this board disapproves
of the contracts and the acts affecting
the Northern Pacific Railway company and
ihe Canadian Northern Railway company
as drawn and brought before the legisla
ture, and in view of the great importance
of the subject, the great liability to be
assumed by the province, the number of
railway proposals recently made to the
government and the uncertainty as to
future extension, this board is of the
opinion that the acts confirming the con
tracts should not be passed at this session
of the legislature, but that ample time
should be given the country to study fully
the whole railway situation"
The amendment promised Vk board of
trade regarding a lien upon tWfcroad for
ail deficits until the wheat rates came be
low 10 cents per hundred pounds and the
general rates below the 15 per cent re
duction, was made in the legislature yes
terday. The bill will be given its third
reading to-day. The bill confirming the
Northern Pacific contract passed its third
reading without amendments.
Boston & Montana Sues for Ore*
Said to Have Been Stolen.,
Special to The Journal.
Helena, Mont, March 13.—The Boston and
iiontajia company has commenced suit in the
district court of Butte against E. H Wilson
receiver of the Minnie Haley mine, a rich
copper property, for a quarter of a million
dollars for ores alleged to have been illegally
abstracted from the Gambeita and Piccola
mines, owned by the Boston and Montana.
I>r. W. E. Dodd of Butte, supposed to have
been lost ia the Rio Janerio wreck, is safe.
A telegram from San Francisco announces
his safe arrival from the orient.
Sheep herders took full revenge upon two
ihieving tramps near Collins, forty miles
north of Great Falls. The tramps were
caught at the herders' camp, hiding them
selves in the herders' bedclothes. They were
taken out on the bleak prairie, stripped naked
and told to travel. The weather was bitter
• old and it is expected that both the tramps
wt-re lrozen. The authorities are investigat
Two Important Suits Filed at Hel
ena. Against the Mont. Central.
Special to The Journal.
Helena, Mont., March 13.—Two large dem
age suits have been commenced iv the dis
trict and United States courts here against
the Montana Central railway. William
Schultz, who lost his leg and arm while
working as a brakeman at Clancy, fifteen
miles south of Helena, in June last, seeks
$40,<R)0 damages. According to his complaint
filed in the federal court he was making a
coupling when his shoe caught between the
guard rail and main track and he was un
able to get out of the way of a train, which
backed over him. He alleges negligence on
the part of the company because the usual
block was not between the guard rail and
the main rail. The plaintiff lives in Minne
James McCabe, a switchman, injured last
fall, asks for $20,000 in the state court. He
vas boarding a switch engine when struck by
a switch stand which he claims was too
close to the track, and knocked under
the wheels. He lost a leg.
Barley Straw Paper Mill at Man
hattan, Mont.
Special to The Journal.
Helena, Mont., March 13.—The property of
the Manhattan Pulp and Paper company at
Manhattan, Gallatin county, consisting of
exclusive paper mills, has been sol-d fey the
sheriff at foreclosure sale and bid in by the
Union bank of Helena for $69,000, the amount
of the judgment. This was the paper mill
built by eastern men at such cost that was
to make paper from barley straw, but never
manufactured a pound, through loss in con
struction of the plant. Efforts will be made
to place the business on Its feet and thus
start a new industry in Montana.
Dulutli Want! a Workhouse. *
Duluth, Minn., March 13.—The grand jury
will make an investigation of the methods
pursued at the poor farm under the former
superintendent. To correct numerous evils
nt the poor farm and Jail, the city wants a
workhouse, and a bill will sooo »»* Intro
duced authorizing it.
Minneapolis Harvester Buildings to
Be Improved to Suit Tenants.
. ■ -\ v ;
It Owiin the Pro|ierty,,aud Already
Han a L.nrj4e Force of Men .
, ; = at Work.
The old Minneapolis Harvester plant,
comprising some ten or twelve acres of
ground adjoining the Milwaukee shops in
Minneapolis, is being furnished up for the
inspection of prospective tenants. ' L. S.
Gillette, president of the Minnesota Mal
leable Iron company which owns the prop
erty, has a small army of men at work
putting the buildings in repair and making
them desirable quarters for firms desiring
storage and trackage facilities. The prop
erty is bounded by Miunebaha avenue,
Lake street and the Milwaukee tracks,
and is Uttle more than two miles from the
heart of the business district.
Mr. Gillette has modestly kept his plans
to himself while getting ready to improve
the property, a portion of which is now
teased by the Peering Harvester company
and the McCormlck Harvester company.
The letter has just secured a location in
one of the buildings. The McCormick
Harvester people were burned out a few
days ago, and the establishment of their
headquarters on Mr. Gillette's tract will
give an impetus to the owners' plans in
connection with the property.
Mr. Gillette was reluctant to discuss
his plans this morning, but admitted that
the property was to be improved. "The
owners are willing to put up suitable
buildings or make adequate improvements
to meet the requirements of tenants," said
Mr. Gillette, "while preparing for com
prehensive railway storage facilities."
As to the purchase of the South Minne
apolis property by the Malleable Iron peo
ple in April, 1900. Mr. Gillette said: ''This
property was purchased with a possible
view to utilizing it for a malleable iron
works plant in case a satisfactory lease
could not be made with the Grass Twine
company, purchasers of the Walter A.
Wood plant at Hazel Park, St. Paul. Our
company, however, has made arrange
ments with the grass twine company,
which are so satisfactory that we will
probably remain as tenants of Hazel Park,
where we are now operating the Grey Iron
foundry. This branch was started up on
Monday of this week to build harvester
parts for the Grass Twine company which
is now manufacturing the famous old
'Minnie' harvesters that were formerly
built by the Morrisons in South Minne
Mr. Gillette's statement clarifies the air
regarding the plans of the Malleable Iron
company, and shows the uses to which the
company is willing to put its valuable
property in South Minneapolis. The com
pany will spend money for buildings and
other improvements, as Mr. Gillette says,
as fast as they are required by tenants.
Good Petroleum Pumped From a
Well Near Evanston, Wyo.
Indication* of Oil Found to Ex
' ; tend a Distance of For
ty Miles.
Special to The Journal.
Evanston, Wyo., March 13.—For many
years it has been known that oil existed
in the vicinity of Evanston, in Uinta
county, and efforts were made some twen
ty years ago to find the product in paying
quantities. The Evanston Oil company,
a local corporation, spent a few thousand
dollars in prospecting between Evanston
and Hilliard at a distance of about ten
miles southeast from this place, where
natural oil springs show the presence of
crude petroleum in the rocks in that vi
cinity. The company met with very in
different success because of the improper
machinery and inexperienced operators,
who attempted to do the drilling for them,
and after drilling to a depth of about 400
feet, abandoned their project.
Near Pioneer Hollow, at a distance of
about twelve miles east from Evanston
and north of the oil springs above spoken
of. the Carter people, prominent ranch
men at Fort Bridger, prospected and
found some oil, but like the Evanston
company, their work was in the hands of
inexperienced men and resulted in no
practical good as to the development of
the oil resources of this county. Still
farther to the north along the same belt
oil springs are found, indicating the pres
ence of oil for a distance of more than
forty miles in this county.
Within the last six months at Pioneer
Hollow, or Spring valley, where the Union
Pacific Railroad company has> been open
ing up a new series of coal mines, that
company drilled a well for the purpose of
procuring water for the use of the coal
camp. Their search for good water was
fruitless, but what is and will probably
prove to be very much more valuable for
the interests of this county, they were
successful in striking the oil shale, and
the well, without a shot being put into it,
has been producing oil ever since.
The well was pumped this week and
twenty barrels of very fine green oil was
the result of the day's work. This oil
has every appearance of being a fine t
quality of refining oil, and while The
Journal correspondent has not seen
any analysis, his observations of some
years in the oil regions of Pennsylvania
lead him to believe that the oil is of such
quality as will prove this to be one of
the best oil fields opened up in recent
Within the past few days persons from
California, said to represent large capi
tal interests, have come into the locality,
and certain Utah men have also appeared
on the scene, and the county recorder's
office is besieged with persons applying to
file placer locations.
While some of the people who are locat
ing claims in the vicinity may be doing so
purely for speculative purposes, there is
no question after making a candid ex
amination of the conditions, but that
there is a large oil field running northerly
through this county just east of Evans
ton and that no doubt exists in the minds
of competent geologists that a systematic
exploration of that field will result in
riches undreamed of by the cattle and
sheepmen whose round-ups and herds
have had full sway for a quarter of a cen
President Lacey at Mies Will Not
Oeny a Shortage.
Niles, Mich., March 13.—C. A. Johnson,
cashier of the First National bank, is
still missing. Director Stevens has re
turned from Chicago, but could not find
Johnson. President Lacey admits the di
rectors do not know Johnson's where
The statement that Johnson is short
$100,000 was repeated to President Lacey
and he would not deny it. He would not
talk about it.
Mother —Don't boil those canned peas,
Bridget; they only want to be warmed."
Little Tommy—Mama, peas can't talk,
can they? Mama —Of course not, dear;
why? Little Tommy—Then how do you
know what they want?
""Mama," called 3-year-old Margie from
the top of the stairs, "won't you please
come *uj> and sit with me till I go to
sleep?" "No, darling, mama's busy now,"
was the reply. "Run back to bed; the
angels will watch over you till you go to
sleep." "That's what you said before,
mama," answered the little miss, "but the
angels didn't show up, and I'm just awful
Thomas Hale Williams' Good Work
for Minneapolis,
lie (unit* Hi M iit ii«-ii{>i)l In From I'i-ov
itlciiiM'—Suu'K<*Ntfil til** \titiouul •
Meet IMR at l.i Im-h riuiii*.
Thomas Hale Williams, who died Sat
urday afternoon ai the age of 87, was one
of the most interesting characters among
the early set tiers of Minneapolis. He
took a leading part in founding the Minne
apolis public library system through liis
share in the inception of the old Athanae
uin in 1869. At the first meeting of the
then new library association, he was ap
pointed librarian. Together with the
filling of such library offices as treasurer
and director, he was the librarian for
twenty jears. acting always without
charge and for the pure love of the work.
He resigned in 1880.
Mr. Williams came to Minneapolis in
1856. From 1864 to 1867 he was a mem
ber of the board of supervisors which gov
erned the city for three years preceding
the establishment of city (■barter govern
During the last years of his serene old
age Mr. Wiliams found much pleasure in
the remarkable system of scrap books and
I diaries which he began to keep in 1827.
I These were kept end preserved with the
most scrupulous order and care, and con
stitute a valuable contemporaneous his
tory of many phases of life in America
during the last sixty-five years. His pre
served correspondence extending over the
same period is full of interest.
Mr. Williams was a printer by trade,
learning how to use type as an apprentice
in old New Bedford. ll* began this ap
prenticeship in 1827. Ten years later he
went to the extreme jvest, Alton, 111.,
where he was when Lovejoy the abolition
ist was killed and his printing office
sacked. Mr. Williams' memory, assisted
and refreshed by his valuable collections,
enabled him to the last to talk most en
tertainingly of the crude old times when
the Mississippi Valley was the frontier,
when the country was full of gamblers,
desperadoes and strife.
He delighted to show his collection to
such visitors as happened in at the little
cottage on the Cedar Lake road.
Before going to Minneapolis in the
early fifties, Mr. Williams had charge of
the Providence Athenaeum for a number
of years. It was there that he gained the
intimate knowledge of books and the
familiarity with library organization and
management, which he brougtit to bear so
efficiently in the founding of the athe
The Athenaeum Funned.
In 1859 Bayard Taylor offered to lec
ture before any literary society in Min
neapolis that desired it, the proceeds de
ducting expenses, to go to the benefit of
the society. As there was no such so
ciety in existence at that time, a num
ber of young men formed what they called
the Young Men's Literary Association of
Minneapolis, and invited Bayard Taylor
to lecture before them. The invitatfion
was accepted, and as a result of the lec
ture the association received $83.50. With
this modest beginning, the society began
the formation of a library which now
uumbers 45,000 volumes and is constantly
Mr. Williams' book store, rent free,
housed the library- for eight years.
In 1860 the association was incorporated
under the general laws of the state, as
•the Minneapolis Athenaeum. Mr. Wil
liams drafted the charter, using as his
model the Providence Athenaeum charter.
The constitution of the Athenaeum,
adopted July 8, 1859, appears in the sec
retary's record of the society in Mr. Wil
liams' handwriting, accompanied by the
original signatures of the charter mem
bers. It may be of interest to mention
that the names of a few men are found
here, prominent in Minneapolis to-day, as
for instance, W. D. Washburn. J. E. Bell,
C. H. Pettit, S. C. Gale. George A. Brack
ett, D. C. Bell and A. D. Bailsman.
There is no doubt that the library was
enabled to tide over the critical period
preceding the endowment of the Athena
eum, largely as a result of the constant
and fostering care of the librarian. In
1865 Mr. Williams was offered a lot on
Hennepin avenue just below Washington
for $1,500. Such a sum of money was not
in the treasury of the society, but Mr.
Williams on his own responsibility cir
culated a paper and received subscriptions
sufficient to buy the lot and erect the
building which the Athenaeum continued
to occupy until its removal to the Public
Library building in 1889.
Friend of Dr. Spencer.
In its early days, Dr. Kirby Spencer was
a frequent visitor to the library and be
came a warm friend of Mr. Williams. It
is not an unnatural inference that the
librarian had some influence in determin
ing Dr. Spencer to leave his estate to the
Athenaeum. It is therefore peculiarly
fitting that his portrait is hung beside
that of Dr. Spencer in the directors' room
of the public library, and it is hoped that
his name will ever be held in grateful re
membrance in conection with the name of
our benefactor.
It is interesting to know that it was at
his suggestion that the librarians of the
United States first met together in Phil
adelphia at the Centennial exhibition of
1876, and formed the American Library-
Association, which has grown to be one
of the most Influential and effective educa^
tional organizations in the country.
The directors of the Minneapolis Athe
naeum held a special meeting yester
day to take action on the death of Mr.
Williams, and passed the following reso
Athenaeum Resolutions.
Resolved, That the directors of the Minne
apolis Athenaeum do hereby express their
sincere regret at the death of Thomas Hale
Williams, and their hearty appreciation of his
invaluable services rendered the Athenaeum
in the early days of the association.
As one of the founders of the institution
and its first librarian, he directed the growth
of the library from its inception in 1559 to his
resignation as librarian iv 1880. During the
thirteen years of struggle preceding the Spen
cer bequest, the continued existence and
steady growth of the library were the result
largely of his earnest, persistent and unself
ish efforts. The directors realize that to him
is due in great meaeure the very existence of
the library, and that without the foundation
laid during his twenty years' librarianship,
the Athenaeum could not be what it is to
It is the desire of the directors to extend to
the family, not only this token of their appre
ciation of his work', but in addition their sin
cerest sympathy in their bereavement.
Country Tributary to Pierre Is Tak-
ing; the Initiative.
Special to The Journal.
Pierre, S. D., March 13.—At the spring
election in the town of Onida, the county
seat of Sully county, it was unanimously
voted to issue bonds for the purpose of
sinking an artesian well. Indications
now are that there will be at least five
flowing wells in the country north of this
city before the close of the present year.
Work is now in progress on the first well
in Pearl township, and two wells will
be sunk in that town before the work
is stopped. The next one will probably
be on the Wadleigh ranch, twelve miles
north of this city, and the next at Onida.
Several ranchmen in western Sully county
are making estimates, and since the cost
has been reduced to less than $2,000 by
the new processes, the question is not so
hard a one to handle as it was in the past
when $5,000 was the lowest figure for a
good well.
Buying Western Minnesota Farm«.
Special to The Journal.
Breckenridge, Minn., March 13.—Farmers,
with their effects, are arriving every day
from lowa and southern Minnesota, aud are
moving on farms recently bought.—Mrs. Ly
man B. Everdeel, wife of Lawyer Everdeel,
died to-day of heart disease. She was about
50 yeare old. She was a sister of E. G. Val
entine of this place. She will be buried at
Rlpon, Wis., where her mother, father and a
child are buried.
Hot Blaze in the C. A. Smith Plant
at Camden Place.
Falling- Flour Carrie*- Them Down,
but They Are Heneued by
' ♦ 'omrmleti.
A serious fire broke out at 11:45 o'clock |
yesterday in the Compoboard • factory
which forms a part of the plant of the i
C. A. Smith Lumber company, Forty- 1:
fourth avenue N and Lyndale, and before '
the flames were under control, at 3- p.
m, a loss of from $20;000 to $25,000 had ;
I been sustained. For a time it looked as
though the entire-C. A. Smith plant might I
go,-which would have entailed a loss in !
the neighborhood of $75,000. The insur- j
ance on the burned portion was $34,000. ,
The fire started in the dry kiln, but no
one has any information as to just how
it started, it spread rapidly and made
it necessary to call out all of that part
of the fire department available for that ;
1 portion of the city.
. Five 1' firemen on the third floor of the I
' building had a narrow escape for their !
lives. The floor gave way threatening to
carry the men with it into the flames be- i
low. Two of the men saved themselvea !
by catching hold of window sills and
drawing themselves out of danger. The !
other three went down with' the floor. - "
Their comrades in places of safety see- )
ing their imminent danger, lowered lad- \
ders and succeeded in rescuing them be- \
fore they had suffered serious injuries, j
though one of the men was badly bruised 1
and battered by the fall.
The insurance was carried by a the fol
lowing companies: A. L. Belknap com-
I pany, B. W. Sexton & Co., P. D. McMil
lan & Co., Christian & Wagner. By 3 p.
m. the fire was under control. «
The wind was fortunately favorable to
the firemen, blowing.the blaze from the
piles of lumber and .confining the fire to
the factory.
Progress In Being; Made in Repair- j
in« I,i lies.
The telegraph companies are making some
progress in restoring the wires which were
downed between Minneapolis and Chicago by !
the sleet storm of Sunday. The Western |
Union has two more lines than were reported i
yesterday, but, being temporarily re paired j
they do not give the best of satisiacuon.
However, the situation is brighter. The
North American has five lines working, but
they have to "quad" everything. Transmis
sion is occasionally interrupted by the line
men, but about all the buiness offered is
being handled. The Chamber of Commerce
was furnished with a line to-day, not quite
so good as its own wire, but satisfactory.
As soon as the 'floor" closed there was an
additional wire for other business. A Hue
j is also furnished to the G»eat Western peo
ple, who haven't a single wire to Chicago
yet. As a few wires are added each day, the
situation with both telegraph companies will i
soon be normal. Bach ' company has been 1
very accommodating to those in trouble with
their wires, and this has made the situation
easier for all concerned.
Sew Method of Routing; Milwaukee
Trains From Chicago,
A Chicago special says: The Milwaukee
management is said to be arranging an
important change in the routing of its
fast trains out of Chicago. Its plan calls
for most if not all through trains to be
operated by way of the Fox Lake-Jaynes
ville line, which now is undergoing the
finishing touches or reconstruction, instead
of by way of Western Union Junction, as
at present. Under existing conditions the
Milwaukee cover the distance be
tween Chicago and Delevan, Wls., 100
miles in about three hours. By running
the trains by way of Fox Lake the time
can be reduced almost an hour, the dis
tance being about thirty miles less.
They Don't Like n Bill of Repreaen-
tative Hiiliuond 's.
The delegation of commission men from the
South St. Paul stockyards appeared yester
day before the bouse committee on agri
culture to protest agains.t the Hlllmond bill,
which places them under the control of the
railroad and warehouse (ornmittee. W. M.
Campbel'., as spokesman, dwelt at length on
the importance of the live stock industry to
the state, and said the state should do all it
could to encourage its home market instead
of imposing restrictions. He said the Hill
mond bill was far le^s dangerous to the busi
ness than the meat inspection bill, which
would put the commission men out of busi
ness if it passed.
Town Ih Out of the District and
Board Withdraws Support.
Special to The Journal.
Cass Lake, Minn., March 13.—A1l the
Cass Lake schools have closed, and the
Cass county school board will maintain no
more schools here. The board has juris
diction over the entire county, but the
village of Cass Lake, having been or
ganized since the organization act, is not
in the district, and therefore not entitled
to a school. A petition is being prepared
to organize an independent district for
Cass Lake, but this cannot be put through
until next fall. In the meantime the
village will be without schools, with the
exception of one or two private enter
A team belonging to the Scanlon-Gip
son Lumber company ran away yesterday
and one of the hordes sustained a broken
leg and was shot.—The members of the
local Catholic congregation will give a
grand St. Patrick's entertainment on Sat
urday evening. A program has been pre
pared, and Rev. Father Murphy, who has
charge of the Bemidji and Cass Lake
parishes, will deliver the principal ad
dress.—C. A. "Weyerhaueser of Little
Falls and T. L. Hatcher and W. H. Laird
of Winona have been in Cass Lake for
several days for the purpose of purchas
ing logs cut under the "dead and down"
Famous Clergyman to Lecture on
•John Ruskin.
The next lecture in the Teachers* Club
course will be by Rabbi Emil G. Hirsch, and
it is anticipated as one of the most pleasing
and valuable of a notable series. The lecture
will be given at the Lyceum theater, Wednes
day evening, March JO, on "John Ruskin—a
Modern Prophet." The eminent Chicago di
vine, scholar and publicist won the highest
favor in the course last year, and the desire
for his return was universal.
Rabbi Hirsch's training and career have
especially fitted him to appreciate Ruskin
both as a writer and a reformer, as the lec
turer is a scholar of rare knowledge and dis
crimination and at the same time a man fully
alive to all the needs of the human race,
especially as shown in the conditions of a
great city. He i 8 a man of great influence
and power in Chicago, where his abilities are
fully appreciated by his congregation, one of
the greatest Jewish organizations of the coun
try, and by the community. He takes an act
ive part in public affairs and is one of the
chief orators called upon on public and espe
cially patriotic occasions.
Suggestion of an International
Meeting at Waahinjartoii.
Washington, March 13.—A suggestion has
been made that an international congress be
held at Washington on the Isthmian canal.
Out of such a congress grew the Suez con
vention. There is reason to believe that the
project would be favored by several of the
European maritime powers.
Pond Mother—Beautiful silk dresses, John
ny, come from a poor, insignificant worm.
Johnny—Yes, I know, mtuua. Paoa is the
worm, Hint he?
'-,'•— L^,;? "" Ladies' New kid, lace, hand
•• V ' turn sole, vvitli new dull kid
« «vL top; a match for any $;t.50
$| -- ■■ yak : shoe in. town. Special for
EJ iSJ* .'""Thursday only,
islioe in town. Special for
v Thursday only,
' Ijr '•■ 1 L-idles' heavy sole
m WJ/U Velour lace, splen
"iiiifu, 'IS'li <*■&. v **'** wearing shoe;
*v <*t (V *v«j> • iual to any $1; 00
&kST *-!!Y\L "*3r shoe. special for
3X Xv y^' ****£ Thursday only,
llp^N^ $1.35
Ladies" '-Puritan" kid, lace, new 1931 spring !
fashion others charge fc:.sO tff* 4 g% "#
for a shoe not its equal. Jni.n a
Thursday only **" ■ ■** m
Ladles' New Kid Lace, new perforated vamp
and heel foxing, this shoe flfk 41 ffaffh
matches other dealers' $3.00 %l a^i|
shoe; Thursday, one day only . ■■^•^^^
Ladies'newest hand turn lace, new patent tip
and heel foxtngs; you will gt\ (fa* lE™
see these advertised at $1.00; J» £.m a m%
one day 0n1y..... ....^^^^ ■ ■ r^
Ladles' Kid Lace, in heavy or light &*k tffi _.
soles, kid or cloth tops; many of 2Hs|fiij[s
these worth $•.' pair, for **^**^^
Our superb llneof "Lion Brand" Ladies' Shoes, |
beat hand turn or hand welt soles, newest, fancy
and exclusive designs. These ff* A tf&4Tgt
Shoes ar« equal to . any Shoe *0-00
in the city at $4 .M*W"VV
Sergeant McDonald Returns From
Three Years' Service.
The Philippine War Will Not Out- j
last the . Present Year—A
Rich Country.
Sergeant McDonald of Company I, Thir- : j
teenth Minnesota, more recently of the
-seventh, regiment of United States •
Volunteers just mustered out, has returned
to Mincnapolis and is already back at bis
old place. in A. Matheson's tailor shop. It
will be three years in April since Mr. Me- i
Donald left for Manila. When the Min
nesota regiment left the Philippines for!
mustering out he remained and re-en- ■
listed. He has had enough of army life, •
and although satisfied with the climate in
the Philippines he will never return as a
soldier. -TipESfl jw^jjjjj
Mr. McDonald thinks that within a year
or so the islands will offer great oppor
tunities for profitable investment. He j
campaigned through the mahogany coun- j
try for five days under General Hall and
was much impressed with the lumber re
sources of the islands. Some of the- Colo- j
rado soldiers found gold quartz within I
thirty-five miles of Manila. There are
many other natural advantages which will
be seized upon by the Americans who are j
going over on every transport.
Machinery Going; In.
All sorts of machinery are being sent
over to be used in developing the coun
try as son as the insurrection is ended.
Mr. McDonald thinks that will be before
the end of the year. The trouble is kept
up by those natives who are ignorant and
do not understand the Americans. But
the United States troops are after them so
hot and give them so little rest that they
will have to capitulate soon. General '
Cailles is regarded by them as a god, and
they believe everything that he tells them.
He is one of the cleverest of the rebel gen
rals. He is part French and part Tagalog. I
He fought the battle of Maratact in which
twenty-two Americans were wounded and
twenty-three killed. The fact that the (
Filipinos sent in the dead after the Amer- |
icans had refused the offer to pick them up ,
thinking that it was only a trap, shows the
advancement of the natives in the knowl- ;
edge 1 of the amenities of war. Mr. Mc-
Donald thinks that there is no doubt that
Agulnaldo is in the north line somewhere
expecting to receive offers to . sell out
from the Americans as he used to from the
' The campaign in the mountains kept
McDonald's regiment away from Manila
a year and seven months, and he scarce
ly recognized the city on his return. It
had changed wonderfully for the better.
There were new buildings going up, .and
even the natives were repairing and put
ting up new buildings. The Filipinos
were catching the American ways, and
showed a disposition to clean .up their
property and to paint the buildings. There
are plans on foot for the extension of
the railroad around the lake past the
waterworks and up the Mariniqua valley,
which will aid in the development of the
natural resources of the country.
. Natives Keep Their Oath.
The natives who swear allegiance to
Uncle Sam, says Mr. McDonald, return to
their agricultural pursuits, and, as a rule,
live up to their oath. Occasionally some
of them get foolish and return to the in
surgent army, but when they are caught
they are at once deported to Guam.
• The soldiers who go on the campaigns
against the natives march sometimes sev
eral days before they see any of the
rebels. The marching in the mountains
is not pleasant work, especially in the
wet season when the soldiers are exposed
to the cold rains. A good deal of the
sickness among the soldiers is caused by
the tendency to overeat fruits and to
drink the Chino whisky. I
Mr. McDonald deprecates, the abolition [
of the canteen in the islands, and fears |
that the soldiers who were satisfied with
beer will take to the Chinese whisky, or j
Two members of Company F returned ;
with Mr. McDonald, but the other mem- j
bers of I company, Creighton and Gar- J
ratt, have not yet left San Francisco. j
The company will welcome their com- j
rade to-morrow evening with a smoke.
Mrs. E. D. Pattison Is visiting in Racine, j
Mrs. Bradley of North Dakota is visiting j
Professor and Mrs. George S. Inn is.
Miss Eva I Johnson is home from a short | j
visit In Hopkins. ' i
The Ladies' Aid Society of the M. E !
church will meet Wednesday afternoon In '
the church parlors.
The Self-Cuiture club met as usual
Wednesday with Mrs. Danz.
Miss Margaret Osborn, the guest of Pro
fessor and Mrs. Henry L. Osborn, leaves
this week for Philadelphia, from which place
she will sail for Europe.
Mrs. E. E. McCrea entertained the Ham
line Fortnightly club yesterday. Mrs.
Thompson read a paper on "The Resource.-;
of the State,"' and Mrs. A. J. Wallace one
entitled '"Mines and Mining in Minnesota."
Mrs. Thompson will entertain at the next
Mr. and Mrs. W. B. Hathaway entertained
informally Saturday evening at progressive
Miss Jennie Johnson of Byron Visited
friends here last week.
Mrs. Thompson spent last Sunday with
friends at Newport.
Mrs. Peter Clare and Miss Gertrude Clare
of Owatonua are visiting Mrs. Hugh Car
Miss Eleanor Miller and the Hamline Glc-e
club gave a musical and literary entertain
ment last Friday at Hudson.
The Ladies' Aid Society of Knox Presbyte
rian church will hold their annual meeting
Thursday with Mrs. E. H. Elmer. Officers
for the coming year will be elected.
Lucian Merritt of Duluth is visiting the
Webb family.
Mr. and Mrs. \V. T. Forbes leave this week
for their new home in Seattle.
Miss Doig of Macalester has been visiting
Miss Grace Chamberlain.
Mrs. Reed .lohnpon entertained at luncheon.
Mrs. Hunt of Larchfield, lowa, is the guest
of Mrs. M. A. Crawford.
Yellow Kins c«
For "Goodness sake" smoke it
Splendid Bargains Thursday in New Spring Shoes.
New Correct Styles for 1901 Spring Wear.
Ladles' 50c Storm Rubbers. OCfcst !
| Misses' 4oc Storm Rubbers, sizes 11 l)Q :
to 2 m*J%+
• Ctiilds' 40c Kubbers, storm, sizes 1 Cb*%
to 10 .......*^V
i Men's Rubbers, odd styles ..25c
lien's 75c storm Rubbers.; 49c
; Shoes for Boys. The long wearing kind. . Made
from solid leather. Guaranteed for service. ■
: Hoys' calf lace, in sizes from 11 to 2 and :; to 54;
many shoes at $1.75 are not aqvial £»■{ fie
: to these in wear.....;.:...:......;... V-** <w O
Boys' "Excelsior," sizes •_».. to c, made from
kangaroo caff, seal calf or box gj-| -a
calf, a shoe worth $2 ipJL,Oil
Hoys' "Victor," all leather shoe, sizes 12 to 2
and :s too. A shoe sold at $1.50 in qq,,
many places .........;..'...'**©C
i Youths' "Defender": sizes 12 to 2, »ft*
: calf lace. 7,2*0
Little Gents' "Defiance", spring heel. £±r%~
sizes Bto \:v t . Special Oi>C
Witt's Meat Market
411 Nicollet. Tel., Main 1275-1237. Miss.. 86.
| The only exclusive Meat Market down town catering to Family Trade only. dive us a trial.
Choice Porterhouse Steaks ..16c-18c Choice Round Steaks i«»i/, c
Club House Steaks 15 C (iood itound Steaks "?«£
Choice Sirloin, Steaks ........... 15c-16c Butchers Sirloin steaks"'''' J Oo
Good Sirloin Steaks..:.... 12'ic14c ltlb Boasts {rolled) '- tout
Kib Roasts (standing) is c [ ■■»■
We have a new delivery system and can Insur- prompt delivery
-Orders called for and delivered. t ».,,V : j
Mrs. C. J. Dear, Formerly
Miss French of Minneap
olis, Divorced in
Another American-English marriage has
proved a failure. This time it is a Min
neapolis girl who has the bitter experi
enc. In 1895 Miss Elizabeth French,
then a belle of the bes.t Minneapolis soci
ety, was married to C. J. Dear, an Eng
lishman. The couple soon took up their
residence iv England. Yesterday the As
sociated Press carries the following cable
gram from London:
London, March 12.—1n the divorce court
to-day Elizabeth Ayers Dear, formerly
Elizabeth French, who was married in
1895 at Minneapolis, secured a judicial
separation from C. J. Dear on statutory
Inquiry develops the fact that Mrs.
Dear's Minneapolis friends have been
aware of her trouble for some time.
Row in Hawaiian Senate Over State
hood Resolution.
Honolulu, March 5, via San Francisco.—ln
the senate to-day, Cecil Brown, senator from
Honolulu, failed for a vote on a motion to
table a resolution asking congress to grant
Hawaii statehood. President Hussell voted
in favor of the motion, thus defeating the
resolution asking for statehood.
Brown accused the president of acting in
an arbitrary manner by voting. Brown waa
called to order and refused to surrender the
floor, and the sergeant-at-arnis was intro
duced to arrest him. The men would have
come to blows had not a motion to adjourn
Special to The .Journal.
Mankato. Minn., March 13.—The Omaha
road desires to lay a track along the city
side of the union station to accommodate pas
senger trains that meet here, but the street
committee of the council is opposed to grant
ing the request, on the ground that it will
so narrow the driveway as to mak^e it danger
ous for citizens driving to the station.
The village officers of North Mankato were
all re-elected except the treasurer. Thomas
Smirh will fill tbat office during the coming
Miss Mabel E. Norman, daughter of Repre
sentative and Mrs. George W. Norman of
Judson, and C. Peter Christenden of Lake
Crystal, formerly of Australia, were united
in marriage yesterday. Both are popular
young people.
Nicholas Braun of Eagle Lake, was com
mitted to the St. Peter asylum yesterday.
Bute of Paria ®*
Try one to-day.
March Benefit Sale.
23?f"Our store, stock and prices are the best that you'll find,
and our terms are made to suit all. Bargains in all our depart
ments and goods are marked about one-half their real value. Select
your Furniture, Carpets, etc., now during this sale and we will hold
goods till wanted.
Old and new tags on every piece of Furniture, with former and
present prices in plain figures.
Remember our terms during this sale are:
92.50 down on a $25,00 purchase.
5 00 down on a $50.00 purchase.
7.50 down on a $75.00 purchase.
10.00 down on a 100 OO purchase.
15.00 down on a 150.00 purchase.
F. H. Peterson & Co.
73 and 75 South Sixth Street
AA Men'? Diamond calf
Vl"*iW lace, soft, pliable up
pers, medium weight soles. 52.5Q will
not buy a better shoe.
3E& HTgTfc Men's kangaroo calf
V?fla<fc£>vjp lace, two double soles,
unlined; branded with our name; noth
ing will beat these for wear; worth $2.
Q Q JSI IS Men's fine black vici
<&£mu*&<*3 kid lace, Goodyear
welt soles;easy and durable; equal to
other dealers ©3.00 lines.
d^4 fIU §& Men's fancy black vici
VJ I a*&& kid lace, with cloth top.
A $2.50 shoe in every way.
$*"§ 4* |T Men 2-50 tan la-e.
liUU Thursday only.
ISL& i%ik Best L. A. W. Bicycle
Kȣ.m%&Vj Shoe; black, tan and
Russia calf; stamped and warranted.
ELS Bth and Nicoilet.
Eggs pl rrS' f. r.!! h<..: I3c
Potatoes per% yuK a. nks: 44s
Swtet Potatoes inii!:^ 25c
19m Monarch Brands, all varieties, n-,
Wall] regular 230; special ' | f{,
I m Campbell's large cylinder |A_
vain bottles, worth '2oc. Special |£C
Sliced Peaches Lotus brand,dessert
dllCeU reaCneS nrstqual- i«_
By. Special, per can IOC
Apple Butter §^i&£ 5c
Strawberry Beets K^uffiE;
/.:\;^/ Special... 102
flatae Fancy Persian, . £.
UaieS special, per lb 00
Mania Cuvnn Fancy Ohio Pure Sap
mdpie rUS Syrup, qt. aA '
*^ * r cans £03
Pancake Flour Sal?e cr alifc.7s
Clam Chowder SS^, in
Wetmore's Gelatine K-.S&Be
LettUCe special,2bunches ..oC
Pie riant special, per lb C
County Attorney it Helena Will Try
the .Murder Cane Atiuin.
Special to The Journal.
Helena, Mont., March 13.—The jury was
unable to agree in the case of the state
against Dr. E. S. Kellogg, which has
been on trial since Feb. 25. The charge
Is murder in the second degree in the al
leged production of death of a girl by
a criminal operation. The jury wrestled
with the case from Saturday noon until
10 a. m. yeetenlay, seventy hours. The
jury stood nine to three for acquittal at
the end.
The county attorney will try the case
again, and he will also investigate iv
ports of indiscreet actions on the part of
some of the Jurymen, vho are alleged to
have talked about the case on the street.
TTvelve-Year-Olil Boy Killed in a.
Hunting Accident.
Special to The Journal.
Fergus Falls, Minn., March 13.—Theodora
Peterson, the 12-year-old son 01 Iver Peter
son, who lives near Vining, was accident
ally shot while hunting rabbits. Theodore
was about to hand his brother some ammuni
tion, and the latter drew back and the gun,
trigger caught in his clothes. The bullet en
tered the boy's body just below the heart and
he died in two minutes. '_ ■

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