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CITY NEWS I mliik Formaldehyde — State Dairy and Food Commisioner McConnell has dis covered that dairymen in the vicinity of the twin cities have been using formaldehyde to preserve cream. The state officials will prose cute as soon as satisfactory evidence is pro cured. Trophy Cases— The class of '00 has decided to purchase two handsome trophy cases to be placed in the upper rotunda of the library building as a class memorial, lv the cases will be kept the athletic and for ensic trophies of the various organizations of the university. Smokers Steadily Fined— Judge Holt took another fall out of the smokers iv the municipal court on Saturday. The follow ing engineers paid $1U flues: Jolin Burke, West hotel; Frank Munson, Temple Court; James Walsh, JiM-ISo First avenue N. Bu geae Ballard of 120-113 First avenue N plead ed not guilty and examination 'was set for April 10. \«'w B-iWitiK I'owder Company- John W. Bentley is president and G. 11. Mc- Cleary manager of the Northwestern Sani tary "company, recently organized for the manufacture of cream of tartar baking pow der and other specialties. A force of travel ing men will be put on the road at once and the manufacture of these goods begun on an extensive scale. The Appeal to Ames—J. E. Francis, arraigned in the police court upon a charge of violating the health ordinance requiring vaccination, pleaded not guilty to the charge on Saturday. Judge Holt fined him $10. | When led out of the courtroom by the officer, Francis declared that he would confer with .Mayor Ames, •"his very good friend, who would fix these officious municipal officers." \iiutber Minneapolis Orange Train —The next shipment of California oranges •will probably arrive by the Great Northern next Friday or Saturday and the entire trainload will be distributed from Minne apolis. The time made by the first train will be beaten. The southern transcontinental lines, realizing that they have more orange business than they can attend to, are plac ing no obstacles in the way of the Great j Northern securing a piece of the traffic. Property Owners Oppose—Property owners on Thirteenth street S between First mid Nicollet and on Nlcollet between Thir teenth and Grand streets are up in arms over the proposition to move the tracks of the street railway company from Grant to Thir ■feenth street. They say that it will not only detract from the value of two blocks of valu able property, but also furnish the railway company an opportunity to work its tracks another block nearer the center of the city on Nlcollet Tore the Bills in Two—An excited individual rushed into police headquarters tarly Saturday and showed Chief Ames tne stub ends of four $10 bills and asked the help of his department iv recovering the rest of the bills. His story -was that he came out of a Fourth street cigar store with the bills in his hands and shoved them carelessly into his trousers pocket. A few seconds later I he felt some one run his hand into his pouket. j He grabbed for the hand, caught, it and gripped it for a second. The owner then broke away, leaving the smaller ends of the four bills. Without Authority— Canvassers are out selling letter boxes to be attached to doors. They are reported as saying that they are authorized by the postal authorities to sell house boxes. The locai postoffice offi cials say that, while a door box at every house would save time to the carriers, and is in many cases essential to good delivery serv i.-e. there is nothing compulsory about it, and these canvassers are not known to them. The officials advise that people examine boxes before purchasing and see that they get the. ■worth of their money, and not a cheap re ceptacle which is too small. Y. M. C. A. Xight School Record— A report was rendered to the board of directors of the Y. M. C. A. at a meeting held at the Commercial club on Thursday of the results of the night school classes of the association. It was shown that the receipts from class fees, supplies and memberships was $2,113.73 for 1901, as against $1,645,57 in 1900, and $1,387 in 1899. The expenditures for teachers' salaries was $997; educational director. $350; supplies, $221; sundry, $161.37; repairs, in cluding the finishing of two new rooms, $44t>.65; total, $2,176.02. Total for 1900, $1,640.:J2. Thirteen instructors were employed. The total registration was 425 by 297 different stu dents. The salary for instructors per hour amounted to $2, and the expense was $5.82 per student. Last year it was $8.30. Sixty nine took the international examinations. The percentage of attendance of students enrolled in the different classes averaged about 80 per cent. NOTHING IS'GAINED Commercial Club Delegates Return From Cedar Rapids. IVES WAS NOT COMPLIMENTARY Says Minneapolis Business Is Not Worth While—Shippers Are Offended Thereat. The advisory committee to the public affairs committee of the Commercial Club "Will meet with the public affairs commit tee at the regular meeting to-night when President Best and Chairman Hall will report on their conference with Pres ident Ives of the 8., C. R. & N. at Cedar .Rapids yesterday. • Both returned Saturday. They have nothing to add to the information in the Cedar Rapids dispatch in yesterday's Journal. President Ives informed them that he would see President Cable of the Rock Island on his return from the coast. After the conference between the two railway presidents it is expected that a date will be made for a conference between a delegation of Minneapolis busi ness men and the Rock Island president, who is president of the 8., C. R. & N. board of trustees. Minneapolis shippers do not feel com plimented by the statement of President Ives that the road would not receive enough business from this city to pay It for entering Minneapolis direct. Sev eral prominent shippers declared to-day that if the 8., C. R. & N. finds it profitable to enter Minneapolis the direct line is the only way it can be made so. Minneapolis Ehippers would then feel friendly enough to the road to favor it, while if it entered the city in a roundabout way through St. Paul the ehippers could not look upon it as an act friendly to the city and them. The shippers are united and are in a po sition to make the road feel their dis pleasure if necessary. FISHING WITH A STEAM PUMP. Cosmos. M. Mercier of St. Aubin dv Condrait, describes one of th© most singular fishing devices imaginable. The system, al though or extreme simplicity, is somewhat revolutionary, and was discovered by chance. A pond on the farm of La Marle quette, bordered by rocky shores, had never been drained, owing to the expense. Last year the proprietor conceived the Idea of making use of a powerful steam pump. Each stroke of the pißton drew up a hectolitre (twenty-five gallons) of water, and the pond was therefore emptied in a few hours, and not only was the water drawn off, but also all the fish •that it contained. This was a revelation. All the owners of ponds in the neighbor hood have at once followed suit, and the owner of the pump is making a specialty of this kind of work. He lets out one of his pumps, modified for this purpose, and the peasants of the region call it "the fish pump." Each stroke of the piston brings up a torrent, with which are mingled fish and crawfish, together with dirt and debris such as are contained in every pond—old sardine boxes and the like. A sort of metal basket receives the whole. The water and slime escape, while a boy collects the fish and sorts them ac cording to species and weight. Recently, in ten hours, the fish in a pond of several acres have been withdrawn at an expense of $7. The process is curiouß and in genious, and Is probably especially adapted to bring about the extinction of the fish tribe. THE DIFFERENCE. Washington Star. "What Is an epigram?" "It is Bomethlag bright that a man who agrees with you says. If your opponent Bays something of th« same kind, it's a platitude." HER CHARGE STANDS Hazel Murphy Made an Ante-Mor tem Statement Last Thursday. BIRDIE SHILLING IS ACCUSED Head Woman Said That the Shilling; Woman Struck Her, Making ;.V/.-ijHer Insensible. ,' Mrs. Nellie (Hazel) Murphy, the woman who was injured in a brawl at the Colum bia theater last Monday night, died at midnight Saturday at St. Mary's hospital. An aute-mortem statement was not se cured just before she died, as she was in an unconscious condition for hours. Dr. A. B. Sweet had repeatedly told the coun ty attorney's office that the woman would recover, and Assistant County Attorney Smith was not apprised of the woman's condition until too late to secure a state ment. Saturday night the county attorney called at the theater and examined sev eral persons who were in the dressing room when the fight occurred. They tell conflicting stories. The star witness for the state is Mrs. Mary Melroy, sister to the dead woman. She was the cause of the trouble and was present through the whole quarrel. The evidence that has been secured is most damaging against the woman Birdie Shilling. So far there ap pears to be nobody who saw EM Shilling, her husabnd, mix in the affair. An autopsy held yesterday afternoon shows that death was due to a rupture of the intestines. The remains will be taken to Chicago to-day for interment. The coroner will hold an inquest this after noon when all the witnesses will be ex amined. Aiite-Mortem Statement Valid. The failure of the county attorney to secure an ante-mortem statement from the Murphy woman at St. Mary's hospital has raised the question whether the statement secured by Chief Ames last Thursday will form competent evidence. There were present at that time Chief Ames, Captain King, Dr. A. B. Sweet, Secretary Wheelock and Mrs. Melroy, the girl's sister. Chief Ames told the Murphy woman that if she' had any statement of the affair to make, she had better do so at once. The girl realized her precarious condition, and with the fear of approaching death was raised in bed while Secretary Wheelock took her j statement. It was as follows: "'I was lying on a trunk in my dressing room when I saw Birdie Shilling come into the room. Nobody was with her. I said to her, 'Birdie Shilling, what did you call my sister that name for?' She answered, 'I am going to kick that — sister of yours and you, too.' With that she struck me and then 1 remembered nothing more." This statement, made with the fear of impending death, will be admissible in evidence—so good legal authorities say. The fact that the woman did not die un til several days later does not affect its admissibility. It will be seen that no reference was made to Ed Shilling in the above statement. There seems to be no. evidence as yet connecting him with the assault. Mrs. Melroy is the only witness who in any way implicates Shilling. Shil ling, himself, declares that he did not come into the dressing-room until the row was all over and that he took no part in it whatever. PLACE FOR WOMEN Field Matron* Wanted in the Civil Service. The United States Civil Service Commis sion is going to give the women a chance. An examination is to be held in cities which have the free delivery mail service on May 7 for the position of field matron, requiring a knowledge of basketry and other Indian arts. In the examination, training and experience count 50 per cent. The age limit is 20, although not under 25 are preferred. This examination is to be held for the establishment of an eligible register from which, selection may be made of women who are thoroughly versed in basketry and can appreciate what the In dian women can do, in what way the work can be improved, what resources exist for its development and what profitable mar ket can be found for the disposal of the manufactured wares. On May 7 will be held, also, examina tions for the position of Chinese inspector, and of immigrant inspector, qualified in Finnish and Scandinavian languages. A position is open in the bureau at Boston worth $1,000 a year. On May 7 and 8 ap plicants for the position of mechanical and electrical engineer will be examined. Positions are open in the office of the supervising architect at Washington, which pay $2,190. An examination was recently held for the positions of inspector khaki material and inspector of khaki manufactured gar ments in the quartermaster's department at large. It was unsuccessful in establish ing a register. On May 7 and 8 examina tions will be held again for these positions in Chicago and New York. Seven vacan cies exist in the first position and thirteen, in the second. The pay is from $80 to $100 per month. Only those who have had experience with this class of material is desired. A physician's certificate of free dom from color blindness must also be ex hibited. The applicant must know the difference between chain and lock stitch and must be able to know a hand-me-down from a custom made garment. Applications from those who desire to compete in any of these classes must be filed with the commission in Washington, D. C. LOGGING BY RAIL Tbe \ortliren Pacific Will Haul 20, --000,000 Feet. The Northern Pacific railroad company has found its experiment hauling logs for lumber companies a financial and prac tical success and to-day the largest con tract for hauling logs ever made was con cluded with the Muscatine Lumber com pany and William Kaiser of Muscatine, lowa. The total amount of logs which will be transoprted by rail under the con tract is about 20,000,000 feet necessitating the use of 40 cars. The logs are already cut, and are near Bemidji, Minn. The logs will be loaded on the line of the Brainerd & Northern railroad, hauled to Stillwater, unloaded di rectly into Lake St. Croix and floated into the Stillawter mills. HEROIC SURGICAL WORK Resuscitation Effected liy Squeezing a. Man's Heart. New York Tribune. A remarkable story is told in a Danish medical periodical relative to the treat ment of a patient who had become as phyxiated from the administration of chloroform. The operating surgeon was a certain Dr. Maag, but the method which he employed had previously been suggested by Dr. Prus of Lemburg. A laborer, 27 years old, who had suffered from sciatica, was to be operated upon to relieve that trouble. Chloroform was ad ministered and the operation begun. The patient struggled, however, and when the process of anaesthesia was carried further he stopped breathing. Several expedients were resorted to in order to restore res piration, but in vain. And there was no longer any pulse. In this emergency, Dr. Maag opened the chest, detached portions of the third and fourth ribs 2*£ inches long and turned them back with the flap of the flesh. Through the opening thus made, he thrust his hand. The heart was firmly grasped and compressed rythmically. After a few squeezes that organ began to beat nat urally. It was necessary to employ com pression again at times, and also to Inflate the lungs artificial]^. But by these means the patient was kept alive for 11% hours, and Dr. Maag is inclined to believe that the man would have recovered were it not that one of the pleura was accidentally punctured. THE MINNEAPOLIS JOURNAL. FLOATED R. T. BONDS John H. Davis, a New York Banker, Now in the City. HAS MUCH FAITH IN MINNEAPOLIS He In Accompanied by John Robert son, a i. tuition Banker, Who Talks of the War. John H. Davis, a prominent banker of Wall street, New York, and John Rob ertson, banker of London, Eng.. registered at the West Saturday. Both gentlemen are friends of Thomas Lowry and in the ab sence of Mr. Lowry in New York are be ing entertained by John P. Calderwood, auditor of the Twin City Rapid Transit company. They made a tour of the street railway system to-day. Mr. Davis was one of the bankers who floated the first issue of Twin City Rapid Transit bonds. He personally handled $1,000,000 of the first issue. He is also interested in the Minneapolis Brewing company which he regards as very fine property. He says that the visit of him self and Mr. Robertson here is simply one of pleasure, that it has no connection with Minneapolis Brewing company im provements or with a new Twin City Rapid Transit deal. Interested in Sooth Africa. Mr. Davis is deeply interested in the South African war. He has relatives re siding in South Africa. His wife's uncle was the first to discover gold in Johan nesburg. His daughter is the present Lady Dufferin, whose husband will suc ceed to the title and estates of the mar quis, his father. As far as the justice of the South African struggle is con cerned, there is no doubt in his mind but that England is in the right and the soon er her supremacy is established in South Africa the better it will be for the world in general. The tone pervading the finan cial centers of the country generally, he says, is healthy and prosperous. He has great faith in Minneapolis, St. Paul and Duluth as points for investment. Mr. Robertson Impressed. This is Mr. Robertson's first visit to America. He is greatly impressed with the country and its prospects. He is especially pleased with the west. On the South African war Mr. Robertson said: "Kruger's statement that the Boers will fight till they have gained their inde pendence is idle. Mr. Kruger's motives and acts through the entire controversy have been of a selfish nature. He thought he saw as a result of a South African war a South African republic from the Trans vaal to Capetown with Kruger at the head. Some mistakes have been made by Eng land in the conduct of the war. Mistakes will occur in the conduct of any war. England prepared for the Boer war on short notice, landed an immense number of men in South Africa in her hown ships, something that no other nation could have done, and within a short time over came all armed opposition and forced the enemy to resort to guerilla tactics in or der to keep in the field at all. DeWet is a clever general, but the attempt to compare him with Napoleon and other great military leaders is foolish. His time must come. The Boer is defeated." VEST'S TRIBUTE TO THE DOG What Eloquence Will Sometimes Do With a Jury. Nashville American. One of the most eloquent tributes ever paid to the dog was delivered by Senator Vest of Missouri, some years ago. He was attending court in a country town, and while waiting for the trial of a case in which he was interested he was urged by the attorneys in a dog case to help them. He was paid a fee of $250 by the plaintiff. Voluminous evidence was intro duced to show that the defendant had shot the dog in malice, while other evidence went to show that the dog had attacked defendant. Vest took no part in the trial and was not disposed to speak. The at torneys, however, urged him to make a speech, else their client would not think he had earned his fee. Being thus urged he arose, scanned the face of each jury man for a moment, and said: "Gentlemen of the Jury: The best friend a man has in the world may turn against him and become hit enemy. His son or daughter that he has reared with loving care may prove ungrateful. Those who are nearest and dearest to us, those whom we trust with our happiness and our good name, may become* traitors to their faith. The money that a man has he may lose. It flies away from him, perhaps when he needs It most. A man's reputation may be sacrificed in a moment cf ill-considered action. The people who are prone to fall on their knees to do us honor when success is with us may be the first to throw the stone of malice when failure settles its cloud upon our heads. The one absolutely unselfish friend that man can have in this selfish world, the one that never deserts him, the one that never proves ungrateful or treacherous, is his dog. A man's dog stands by him in prosperity and poverty, in health and in sickness. He wUI sleep on the cold ground, where the wintry winds blow and the snow drives fiercely, if only he may be near his master's side. He will kiss the hand that has no food to offer; he will lick the wounds and sores that come in encounter with the roughness of the world. He guards the sleep of his pauper master as if he were a prince. When all other friends desert he remains. When riches takes wings and reputation falls to pieces he is as constant in his love as the sun in its journeys through the heavens. If fortune drives the master forth an out cast in the world, friendless and homeless, the faithful dog asks no higher privilege than that of accompanying him, to guard against danger, to fight against his ene mies. And when the last scene of all comes, and death takes the master in its embrace, and his body is laid away in the cold ground, no matter if all other friends pursue their way, there by the graveside will the noble dog be found, his head be tween his paws, his eyes sad, but open in alert watchfulness, faithful and true even in death." Then Vest sat down. He had spoken in a low voice, without a gesture. He made no reference to evidence or the merits of the case. When he finished judge and jury were wiping their eys. The jury filed out, but soon returned with a verdict in favor of the plaintiff for $600. He had sued for $200. It is even said that some of the jurors wanted to hang the defend ant. SOMETHING IN A NAME. Youth's Companion. The advantages that fall to the lot of a man whose surname occurs early in an alphabetical list are well known. As a candidate for office upon an Australian ballot, for example, a man named Abbott has a far better chance than the moat emi nent Zweigler. But the benefit that comes from the possession of a short name has not heretofore been generally recognized. Not long ago the promotion of one of the auditors of the treasury department at Washington created a vacancy to which, upon a formal recommendation to that ef fect, the candidate having the shortest name, being also a competent man, was appointed. His chief duty ie to affix hia signature to accounts, and as he needs to make but six letters in signing he can do twice as much in a day as a man whoEe name contains twelve letters. IT COULD NOT BE. Baltimore American. "Papa," whispered Giedys Richasmudd, while the roseate blushes chased them selves across her face and beat them selves to pieces against her shell-like ears, "papa, the Count de Hasbeen asks me to marry him." "Daughter, I hate to refuse," replied old Richasmudd, "but I do not see how our princely fortune can stand the strain of bric-a-brac bills and lawyers' fees. Couldn't you compromise on an automobile and a ticket to see Sarah Bernhardt?" ON CUMMINS' TRAIL Sidney A. Foster Starts a Unique Campaign in lowa. MAKES HEART-TO-HEART TALKS P« moilnl V|>i>«-al to the Votern Be fore the Priiiuirie-!*—\o Ku- I hiixitiNiii Shown. Special to The Journal. Dcs Molnes, lowa, April 8. —In an ad dress in this city, Sidney A. Foster, who is trying to block the progress of the Cummins forces in Polk county in the fight for the governorship, entered on the first of a series of personal appeals he proposes to muke to the voters of the county before the primaries April 27. This is an unusual method of conducting a campaign in lowa for the governorship, candidates, as a rule, considering it be neath their dignity to get out. and made a stumping tour of the precincts for the highest office in the state. Mr. Foster declares, however, it is no less the right method because it is plain and blunt. In his first address, or heart-to-heart talk, he denounced the efforts of the men who were seeking to divide the republicau party into factions. He declared he was backed by no faction or machine, and that the efforts to build up one personal machine and combine to down another of the same kind would cmi In the disruption of the party, just as it has in other states. Mr. Foster was greeted by but a few voters at his opening address. He says he is not discouraged, however, and will make several speeches this week. He says he has a large personal acquain tance In sixty counties of lowa outside o! Polk county, and that he will ■win the nomination in spite of the outcome here. He maintains there is no such thing as the machine and antimachine factions in the party, and that the Cummins men are simply building up a pew and powerful machine to defeat the old one. Why Foster Started. Early in the campaign there was a meeting here of Cummins supporters, who prevailed on Cummins to run for the governorship. The great majority of them were from outside the city. Mr. Foster resented this, holding these out of-town republicans were animated sole ly by desire for revenge on the old ma chine and that in becoming a candidate, Cummins deprived Judge C. A. Bishop of Dcs Moinos, long an avowed candidate for the supreme bench, of his chances for nomination. Mr. Foster also felt he had been unjustly hampered in his own efforts to attain the governorship by the yielding of Cummins to the demands of his sup porters from outside of the county. As a man who for thirty years had carried coal for the party, Mr. Foster thought he was entitled to more consideration. The Cummins men are exultant over the small size of Foster's first meeting, and regard it as equivalent to an assur ance that he will make no showing in the primaries against their candidate. The Conger Excarition. Whether there is to be an excursion to Council Bluffs from Dcs Moines to meet Conger on his return will be settled at a meeting of the committee in charge of the Conger reception in a few days. There is strong opposition to the excursion in the committee. In fact, the committee is split into factions according to the feeling of its members on the governor ship. The adherents of E. H. Hunter, who is managing the anti-Cummins cam paign, are working hard for the excur sion. The Shaw and Cummins men are convinced it would be unwise. At any rate, a committee will be sent from here to greet Conger and his family, and a magnificent reception will be tendered him in Dcs Moines. Professor A. V. Storm of Cherokee re fuses to be considered longer as a candi date (or superintendent of public instruc tion. This leaves Superintendent R. C. Barrett with a clear coast, though there is talk that James Brenton of DesMoines, county superintendent of Polk county, may announce himself. WARD OF A TRUST COMPANY Thrashing a Rascal as Part of the' Corporation's Dnty. New York Tribune. As the members were finishing their cigars in the club smoking-room the con versation drifted to the soullessness of corporations. "That sort of talk is all very well," said the man from the west, j "but I have a story to show that the rule has at least one exception. Sfcme years ago the trust company I represent, through the death of a client, became guardian of j the interests of his widow, who was a 1 minor and an orphan. The young woman | was impressionable, and soon after her i ( husband's death became infatuated with a | i worthless fellow, who, though a married j j man, gained her promise to elope with ' j him. Suspecting some such action on his j j part, we induced the girl to visit friends | j who might have been expected to keep a j i reasonable oversight of her. In spite j ! of our precautions, however, the man made ! j an appointment with her, met her, and I | was about to drive off with her when an j | agent of ours, who had been detailed to ob serve his movements, appeared, adminis tered a sound thrashing to him, and ad- I vised him to leave town, lest a worse ! thing befall him. He chose to stay and cause the arrest of our man for assault and battery. We retained the best counsel to defend the case and finally 'won, but at a cost considerably greater than the value of the small trust we held in trust for the widow — and we just | charged it to profit and loss and never j rendered a bill. We figured that it had been our duty, a% the girl's guardian to safeguard her honor as well as her prop erty, just as her father or brother would have done if she had had either, and that's what we did." "And I suppose she took another oppor- I tunity to run away with the rascal, after j all." suggested a listener. "That's the funny part of it. She was deeply grateful to us after the affair was i over, and in the course of a year or two, married a really nice fellow." A DIPLOMATIC DAUGHTER Adhering: Too Literally to Expres sions of Her Father. Detroit Free Press. There is a very bright little girl in De troit whose mother Is now trying to teach her that she can use her tongue with both truth and diplomacy. This is a difficult task, as the child does a great deal of reasoning for herself and has the straightforward logic of an unprejudiced mind. A certain incident led up to this training. The father had a high-salaried position in a leading factory. The institution was absorbed by a trust and the father thrown out of employment. In the heat of his wrath he repeatedly declared that all trust and monopoly magnates were rob bers and thieves, and the little daughter implicitly believed him. He happens to be one of those rare men whom it is very difficult to replace, and he was offered his former position. But, being shrewd, and knowing his own worth, he was not to be had except for some stock in addi tion to his salary. So he became part of the trust, but did not understand why the little daughter looked at him so doubtingly and was more conservative in the bestowal of her caresses. One evening there was com pany at the house and the host became involved in a heated political debate with a peppery guest. The former made a statement which the latter flatly denied. "Why, my dear man," laughed the host, "you don't mean to call me a liar?" "No, he don't," declared the little one, as she sprang in front of the visitor and glared at him with naming eyes, "and I won't have it. My papa is a robber and a thief, but he is no liar!" Explanation as above was soon secured from the child, and the hilarity following the expose was the joy of the evening. DYING IN HIS HAY LOFT MYSTERY OF URAVSON'S DEATH lowa I.iihii and Truat Man of De» Moin«-n May Have Been Murdered. Special to The Journal. Dcs Moines, lowa, April B.—Sensational developments are promised in the circum stances surrounding the death of Benja min Grayson, assistant cashier of the lowa Loan and Trust company. Grayson was found yesterday morning by his wife in the loft of his barn in a dying condition. She carried him into the house and he died soon afterwards, exhibiting symp toms of morphine or other poisoning. It was supposed to be a case of suicide, but there are circumstances that point to his being drugged and robbed and taken to his barn in a hack. The detectives are probing into the matter closely. Grayson was a young married man, a trusted employe of the company, and though for the most part of steady hab its since his marriage several years ago, he has recently been drinking heavily. Thursday night, he is known to have been making the rounds of the resorts of vice. Friday he did not appear at the office of the company save for a little while in the morning. He had $60 and a diamond ring when he started from the office Friday morning, and the fact that money and ring were missing when he was found strengthens the theory of foul play. It is given out that his books show nothing wrong. According to the believers in the sui cide theory, he took an overdose of mor phine to quiet his nerves, which were shattered by drink. Dr. Dorr, one of the physicians who attended him, discredits this. The belief that he was brought home after being drugged is strengthened by the fact that there was no mud on his shoes, though the night before had been a rainy one. COURT OF. LAST RESORT Oshkosh Water-work Company Case Will Go There. Special to The Journal. Madison, Wis., April B.—An appeal to the United States supreme court has been taken from the decision of the Wisconsin supreme court in the case of the Oshkosh waterworks company against the city of Oshkosh, involving the contract for hydrant rental between the city and the company. It was claimed that some amendments made to the city char ter impaired the contract, and the city council refused to pay the hydrant rental, amounting for one Quarter to $4,085. The circuit court decided the case in favor of the city, and the state supreme court af firmed the decision Feb. 26 last, Justice Bardeen dissenting. Attorney Hooper for the waterworks company has now taken an appeal to the United States supreme court. The state supreme court meets to-mor row to band down decisions and hear ar guments on new cases. Among the de cisions expected is one in the Milwaukee newspaper conspiracy case, which was ar gued about three months ago. Elects New Officers. Special to The Journal. Maindan, N. D., April The Mandan and •Northwestern Electrical company has elected officers as follows: 0. F. Massingham, presi dent: C. M. Whitmer, vice-president; C E. V. Draper, treasurer; C. F. Miller, .secretary. —A passenger who was thought to be af flicted with smallpox was put off an east bound passenger train at Mandan, Sunday night, but after a careful examination it was found there were no symptoms of the dis ease and he was allowed to resume his jour ney. .". Ex-Mayor Temporarily 1: n joined. Speckil to Tne Journal. Sioux Falls, S. D., April B.—As the result of a hearing before Judge Jones of the state circuit court, in the suit brought to restrain ex-Mayor Porter P. Peck from further en croaching upon the waters of the Big Sioux river iv this city by filling in some lots where they touch the river, the case was indefinitely postponed. It can be called up on five days" notice by either side. In the meantime Mr. Peck is restrained from dump ing any more dirt into to the river. IMPOSING ON MEXICANS Oysters in Which the Cans Are Al leged to Be Filled With Water. Baltimore Evening World. Baltimore has long exported many thou sands of cases of canned oysters to Mex ico annually, and, like everything else, the Baltimore oyster has been featured and advertised as the best extant, and so it is. It is not the quality, but the quantity, that our dark-skinned neighbors to the southard are complaining. Various com plaints have lately been made that cer tain brands of canned oysters sent there for sale contained almost no oysters. In investigating this matter, two cans wrapped with the labels of a certain oys ter canner were purchased. One of these | tins was half filled with juice, and held nine small oysters; the other contained seven. These facts are regrettable, inasmuch ! as the can-goods trade is increasing fast in Mexico, and much time and trouble ' have been spent in promoting its growth. j A few examples of toad faith such as this I will undo the work faster than any one i can hope to remedy the evil. In the purchase of canned goods, a cer tain amount of confidence has to be placed in the good faith of the canners, as the buyer has no opportunity before purchas ing of judging as to the excellence of the article. The people of Mexico are not overcon fident in outsiders at best, and until re cently the trade in canned goods has in creased slowly. It is now fast becoming a factor in the import trade, however, j and should be protected as far as possible from such flagrant frauds. MOVING THE MULE. New York Commercial. When it comes to moving a mule for our army we have to go to the British, the Norwegians, the Italians, the Germans, or the Portuguese for the ships! For many months we have been paying these for eigners about $4,700 a day for hauling army animals across the Pacific. While we are paying millions of dollars for a navy that will "beat the world," and no patriotic American is protesting either at the policy or the expense, we must go to Europeans to get ships to haul the mules for our army! The inconsistency of thing is es sharply and painfully in evidence as the humilia tion that it imposes. (PIANOS! I OurGreatSaleContinues I; I To attract scores of,purchasers. The contract is let for alterations in our ■ warerooms. Until then f A every instrument in.stock is offered at sweeping cuts. You can purchase on our usual easy IH payments and we will take your old instrument in part payment. No instrument will be re- Hj served or set aside without a fewife-^' v ■•■ -»■ ■ m deposit. First come, firstserv- XS/fHF^*^ /•/£ EififrfillfllltSlßl BlnP' 3 ed; and the one thatgets here Ajipff/infi/ffafl KlßiroPonidH »!aS' ■ first has first choice. jm^V^y£iiQii «« S 6th St , [Open Evenings. X Jkf»£ \U§ I l—— Just off Nicollet Aye. MOOT3AY EVENING, APEIL 8, 1901. 403 Nicollet Ay. gfcga ■ ||*li|A 403 fNew Cloak and soil Slope \Mm r Every Garment in the Store is new and »^D the Right Style. -V % -^ r New Jackets, New Robs, New Ragiais, New £^/> Suits, New Skirts. New Waists ib<l Petticoats. y% Pattern HaiSs P ecUss, $7.51, $N I No duplicates, every Hat different, surprising good values. • ■ RVEBh9BBBBH2BCI^BfISHBRMR9HIHhBriHMHbt^fI^MK9SI^HIEXfISSMB Handsome Silk and Lace Dress | Tailor-Hade Suits—That are strictly Skirts "fC to CfiO lift up-to-date, in black and• colors, in at.... ..^Pi 1.0' ■" ,S(IUfWU. black and castor, blue and ■ brown, French £nibrold-»ift|j;'oißC; made- with drop skirt. ■ Special eredßobes $£v o**%) values for Tues-' 097 Kfl Special values in cloth ©ft "TC ' da y----—•-.■•■ffcß'OU and silk skirts for Tues .. $$. I D Fine Heavy Taffeta Silk Waists— A large assortment of Jackets, New designs, black and ; colors^ Etons and Raglans §14 Eft extra good value—Tues- • EAR worth tos2s, Tuesday l)liaull day $Di(JU HERBERT PEARGE, 403 NtOOLLETAVE. WEBSTER'S GOOD RECORD HE IS DISCHARGED AS RECEIVER Paid Debts Amounting: to $175,00 C in Leu Titan Four - - Months. • . An order was made by Judge Elliott this forenoon granting the petition of Ed ward E. Webster to be discharged as re- • ceiver for the Mississippi Valley Tele phone company. Judge Elliott compli mented Mr. Webster for the able and faithful manner in which he discharged hi 3 duties. The receivership lasted from Jan. 14 to April 6, during which time Mr. Webster has paid every creditor dollar for dollai, the aggregate of debts paid being $175,000. The solicitors for the new Twin City Telephone company have been at work for several days and report gratifying progress. LOOK LIKE CANADIAN BILLS Sew Brunswick: Bank Bills Present ed at Local Banks. ' Two dollar bills purporting to be issued j by the State Bank of New Brunswick, ! have been presented. at banks In the city during the week and have been refused. State bank bills are old-timers, as they have not been Issued since back in the seventies. The tax on state bank issues ' is 10 per cent and they are not popular. ' To all appearances the bills are issued by the bank of the province of New Bruns wick, and they are no doubt taken as Canadian bills, but 1 a close investigation develops the fact that the words "New Jersey" are printed in the lower left- j hand corner. ' No record can be found of \ the existence of a state bank in the-town of New Brunswick, N. J., in the books \ relied upon for such information. . M CCALL/SREPORT Inspector Says That Much Poor Milk Has Been Sold. Municipal Bread and Milk Inspector W. D. McCall has completed his .report, for the first three months of this year. Owing to the high price of feed and the low price of milk, much poor milk has been offered for sale. The report is as fol lows : .-j\*v>> ■ ■ v ■ Bakeries inspected .......:.....•.;........ 271 1 Stores inspected 285 ! Bread wagons inspected \ 334 Milk samples taken .:.... 657 Milkmen warned ......; 229 | Bakers warned .". ..-.13 j Loaves bread confiscated . . 26. Milkmen fined for selling adulterated milk 2 MAKE IT $30,000 Minnesota. Will Raise Its Buffalo Expo Appropriation. The allowance for Minnesota's exhibit at the Buffalo exposition will be increased by the appropriations committee from $20,000 to $30,000. This will not permit of a building, but will give the state a more respectable representation. The Minne sota commissioners have threatened to re sign if allowed only $20,000 for the work. They say that with such a small appro priation it would not be possible to make a showing creditable to the state, and it would be much better to make no exhibit at ail. If allowed $30,000 they will go ahead and do the best possible with it. IN XEW FORM Brown I lie. King & Co.'i Clever Pub lication. Browning, King & Co. have just changed the form of their monthly to a 34-page booklet of convenient shape and it is a very clever publication. It is full of good illustrations and jokes, besides a variety of lively reading matter. A de partment relating to "Modes and Man ners," in which questions relating to men's dress are answered, will be a fea ture hereafter. Altogether, it is an up to-date publication and reflects credit on its publishers. Here are two of the good stories in the April issue: "Yaa, brudd'n,'" said the elder at weekly prayer meeting: "An' h's some o' yo' dats treadin' de narrow path wot leads to glory an' de angels; but de narrow path, wot a mighty heap o' yo' is treadin', is de narrow path wot leads de nighes' way to the hen coop !'' "There goes a man with a very Interesting history," said the clerk in the bookstore. "You don't say," Inquired the customer. "How do you know?" "I just sold it to him." WORST. Villain, do your worst!" hissed Mar jorie. Mordaunt bowed and lighted a cigar. "My doctor, in whom I have great confidence, advises me that smoking is positively the worst thing I can do!" he explained, observing the look of perplexi ty which had now come into the young girl's glorious eyes. FAC-SIMILE OF SIGN DISPLAYED II _BY_DEALERS SELLING THE F ' LLIML. 'wliL-^ ' 1 BOOKLETS SHOWING NUMEROUS COMBIWATIQHS OF COLOR.MAILED TREE PROBABLY INSANE Miller of-Cannon: Falls Takes Hi* Life li.v Hanging. Special to The Journal. Red Wing, Minn., April Lauritz Lar son, a miller employed at-Cannon Falls, committed suicide by hanging. --'-While*his wife was preparing breakfast he went out and failed to return. His wife found him in the woodshed, hanging apparently life less.. Neighbors were 'immediately sum moned and he was cut down, but life was extinct. Mr. Larson was about 45 years old and had ; been in poor health for months and was probably insane when he committed the rash deed. He had tied a rope to a beam while he stood on a box, and then kicked the box out from under him. A widow - and one child survive him. v Mrs. Lilly. M. J. : Boardman: died at 5 o'clock Saturday morning, aged 39 years. She leaves her husband, three, daughters and a son.—Miss Minnie Nyquist. aged. 14 years, died Saturday morning from blood poisoning:. " *>*' '--■"•'■■ •■■* r -_e?ji>.-xi. ■"'■■:'y'.:T-.'. i . • • ' HASTINGS • NEWS. NOTES. *. Special to The Journal. - Hastings, Minn., April B.—The young ladies of the Church of the Guardian Angels will give a social and card party at the ■ Yanz theater this evening.—Herbert Schmltz of Benedict, Scott county, is in town with a view' of ' starting a creamery if the outlook is favorable.—Mrs. Margaret Vose has sold her residence to 'Frank J. Kohler, of Balti more, as a home for, his mother.Martin G. Kimm, dining-room attendant at the asylum, has been appointed deputy in the county treasurer's office.— Easter was observed with more reverence in the various city.churches, particularly in the Catholic and Episcopal, than for some years past. The altars at the Church of the Guardian Angels and St. Boni face church were beautifully decorated -and the singing by the choirs,- under the leader ship of Senator Albert Schaller and Dr. H. G. Van Beeck, was of an exceptionally high order. RAHILLY BUYS TOWN PROPERTY. I Special to The Journal. Lake City, Minn., April B.—P. H. Rahilly closed a deal Saturday afternoon whereby he became the owner of the Bu<k property in this city. He intends moving to town in the near future. He will overhaul and make many changes in the property. —Rain has cv:. the ice, and with a good wind it will bo driven out of the lake in a few hours. SALARY INCREASED; Special to The Journal. Arlington, Minn., April B.—R. L. Kemple has been selected superintendent of schools for the coming year, with a Balary of $1,000. an increase of $100. The schools are in good condition and the citizens are deeply in terested. CHEESE MAKERS, TOO. The state dairy and food department has arranged for monthly competitive contests between cheese as well as butter makers of j the state. The first will be held April 25 In ■ St. Paul, and one will be held on the fourth Thursday of each month following. NOT A BOSOM FRIEXD AS YET. Chicago Record. "Was papa cordial to you, Harry?" "Well, he showed me a sort of long-dis tance cordiality." ARIZONA NUMBER Send for a copy of the Arizona Number . — of the — LOS MIVfriTP HPI7IPW angeles MINING REVIEW Describing, with ' illustration and maps, Ari zona's mines and prospects. Price 20 cents to' any part of the world. Mining Review, Los Angeles, Cat.