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Campaign Among Modern Woodmen
Against Northcote.
W. G. Johnson Leading the Fight—
State Camp Physician. .
The meeting rof tlie head camp of the
Modern Woodmen of America, -which will
take place in St. Paul June 11, will be one
of the liveliest sessions in the history of
the organization, as well as the largest.
Head Consul Northcote will he a candidate
for re-election. An attempt will be made
to defeat him, but the result will probably
be his election. •
The growth of the order has been mar
velous. It now has a membership of over
£00,000, which Is remarkable considering
the few years of its existence.
There has been some difference of opin
ion in the last two conventions as to the
policy of Head Consul Northcote, and the,
•campaign against Northcote was begun this
year before the various state camps were
held in the hope of pledging against him
delegations from state camps. Illinois,
■with. 122 delegates out of a total of 61*5,
•was made the battle ground. J. G. John
son, who Is one of the Bryan leaders of
Kansas, entered the fight. .He endeavored
(to work several • combinations against
Northcote, and - believed .he had the head
consul defeated, but Northcote, on the
Bhow down, seemed to have much the best
of it. Nearly all of the state delegations
have declared for Northcote, but Johnson.
it i 6 said,' intends to carry the fight into
the head camp. He was formerly general
attorney for the .? order, an appointive
Dffice, and was deposed by Northcote.
The Deputy System.
During Northcote's several administra
tions he has given much of his energy to
the perfecting of the deputy system for
the securing of new members, and the
head consul boasts of the finest system
of the kind in the country. He attributes
the rapid growth of the Modern Wood
men to this system. Two years ago at
Kansas City a futile attack was made on
the system. A few advocates wanted
deputies abolished entirely and member
ship in the order offered free to 50,000
young men through advertisements In the
presw, to keep the average rate of in
surance at the minimum. Johnson makes
his attack on the state deputies and says
that if he is elected head consul he will
abolish them and handle the field force
direct from his office. All attacks on the
deputy system are attacks on the ad
ministration of Northcote, who made the
statement at Kansas City two years ago
that he would rather resign than attempt
to conduct the order without the system.
Question of Policy.
A piece of legislation now in the hands
of the committee on laws will, if adopted,
affect the method of choosing head camp
physicians. Under (the present method
each state has one head camp physician.
The state camp usually Indorses some man
for the place and the choice is ratified by
the head camp. There has been but one
Instance where the head camp failed to
ratify. An amendment now before the
committee is designed to take the selec
ition of the physician out of politics in
order to insure a higher degree of effi
ciency in the medical staff. This will be
interesting news to the friends of Dr.
itfcColloin of Minneapolis, who has held
the position of head camp physician of
Minnesota since 1892. Hennepin county
Indorsed has candidacy at the county con
vention, but the head camp declared for
Dr. Thomas Love of SJayton, Minn. Un
der the amendment it Is proposed to abol
ish the system of state head camp physi
cians and substitute a supreme medical
board, with headquarters at Rock Island,
111., which will be entirely appointive in
all of its branches. Dr. McCollom is well
known among the members of the order
all over the country. His statistics are
quoted as authority in Woodmen camps
in every state, and there are large num
bers of delegates from various sections
of the country who express a hope that he
■will be continued on the medical staff.
Smith of Mankato.
Minnesota will ask the re-election of
B. D. Smith of Mankato to the board of
directors. This state has forty-five dele
gates in the head camp; North Dakota
ten and South Dakota, thirteen.
General Reese, in command of the Uni
formed Foresters, estimates that there
will be 3,000 of that brigade in attendance
Officials of the head camp expect an at
tendance of between 75.000 and 100 000 all
told. Minneapolis hotels will furnish ac
commodations for a large number of visit
ors. The high tide attendance will be
*he day of the picnic, which will be held
at the state fair grounds.
An anonymous contributor to the April
Century, who saw much of Queen Vic
toria at Osborne in 1886, says that Prin
cess Beatrice's husband, Prince Henry of
■Battenberg, was allowed by her majesty
privileges which others would never have
dreamed of taking. We heard some stor
ies about Prince Henry; how he stopped
the chimes, so that his unpunctuality
might not be noticed; and a tale of his
once not being able to get back in time
for the royal dinner. Out sailing and
being becalmed, the time slipped away
and he saw with terror the dinner hour
approaching. At last, after much man
euvering and rowing his little sailing
boat part of the way, he was able to strug
gle to land several miles from Osborne,
and got some kind of broken-down con
veyance to take him to the castle. Ar
rived at the lodge, the vehicle was refused
admittance; to the prince's despair, he
>was obliged to get out and show himself
before they would open the gates, he chaf
ing the while at the waste of precious
minutes. In spite of all his efforts, when
Ihe finally reached the castle he found the
royal party already seated at table. There
•was no remedy, and so, making the best
of a bad job, he walked quietly into the
dining room, just as he was, in his rough,
met yachting suit, and made his apologies
to the queen so simply and was so bright
and pleasant about it that he was able
rto carry off what would have been an
absolutely unpardonable offense in an
Philadelphia Records
"Men's talk about women's bargain
hunting makes me tired," said a young
Woraaa who acts as stenographer in a
business house, where a large number of
men are employed. "I say the men are
Just as keen for bargains as we are, and
more, too. Now last week a little sta
tionery store around the corner reduced
the price of its lead pencils, and one of
»ur men found it out. He promptly bought
r half dozen, though his pockets were al
ready bulging out with pencils of every
description. Then he told the other men,
and you'll hardly believe it, but before
the day was over every man in the store
had invested in a lot of pencils he didn't
need simply because they were a cent or
two cheaper than usual. The week before
there was a rush for cheap collar buttons,
and before that it was reduced collars and
cuffs. Next week I suppose it will be
stockings or neckties and if one man tells
about getting a bargain you can be sure
that every man in the place will be
promptly try to get one of the same kind "
Philadelphia Times.
"I object, ma'am," said the new cham
bermaid, "to Mr. Joggyns addressing me
as 'my dear.' "
"You mustn't mind that, my child" was
■Mrs. Joggyns' reassuring comment.
••That's his absent-mindedneas; he uome
fciuies says it to me!"
An Effort to Bring Red Wing Sem
Institution Would Erect BnildLujrs
at a Cost off About
Influential members of the Heugee
Norwegian Evangelical Lutheran Synod
of America are hard at work trying to
have the seminary moved from Red Wing
to Minneapolis. The project has been
broached to the Commercial Club, which
has energetically taken up the matter and
is fully co-operating with Rev. J. N. Lohre,
secretary of the synod, who is strongly in
favor of the change of location.
The seminary now ha» seven professors
and 140 students. It has planned to erect
a new building in Red Wing at a cost of
$40,000, but if it moves to Minneapolis
it will add another story to the proposed
building and erect another building, and
the total outlay will be about $75,000.
Secretary Lohre has written The
Journal a letter in which he sets
forth why the seminary should be located
in Minneapolis instead of Red Wing and
says besides:
It was decided at the last annual meeting
of the Hauges Norwegian Evangelical Lu
theran Synod that a new building should be
ready by the fall of 1903. There has now
teen started a movement by members of the
synod towards changing the location. This
matter has been taken up with the Commer
cial club of this city. They have very kind
ly promised their assistance and will do what
is within their power to have the seminary
located here. Nothing decisive has been
done, as nothing tan decisively be decided
except by the annual meeting. The matter
must, however,- be prepar-ed Uy advocating it
in the press, so that the members of the an
nual meeting may have time to consider the
matter before acting. The sentiment was
voiced very strongly by an article published
In the last number of Budbaereren, which is
the official paper of the synod.
Red Wing Seminary has been located in
Red Wing and open to students since the fall
of 1579. The instruction is now carried on
by seven able- professors, three of whom in
struct in the theological department. The
average number of students is 140—a number
vhich would be much increased if the school
■were located here.
It will be no easy task to move the semi
nary from Red Wing, as the synod has there
a valuable property which it will be hard to
dispose of. But with the kind assistance of
the Minneapolis press and public, we may
be able to "produce" an inducement stron?
enough to effect a decision for Minneapolis.
Truly it will cost us thousands of dollars
more to build here than in Red Wing. But
we are not to build only for the present.
We are to build so that the futur* genera
tions may be satisfied. It does not stand
to reason that they will thank us if we, for
the sake of a few thousand dollars' gain,
build in a city whose educational facilities
are so limited. And why, to the dissatisfac
tion of posterity, erect an expensive build
ing on a lot already overcrowded? Do we
suppose that the students in the future will
be content at an institution where there it
not a foot of ground for campus? As It Is
already, we need more room, not only on
the inside, but also on the outside. But not
an inch more can be gotten there. On the
north, east and south we are bounded by
nature's precipitous freak, and on the west
by the iron hand of property owners whose
residences form a formidable fortification for
bidding all westward extension.
To make our Minneapolis friends acquainted
■with our seminary, we would invite you to
attend a grand sacred . concert given to-mor
row (Friday) evening by the Red Wing Sem
inary chorus of seventy-five voices. in | the
Swedish Lutheran church, corner Eleven*! ■
avenue and Seventh street .S. I; The choir is !
assisted by the eminent metropolitan soloists,
Harry E. George, tenor, and Harry E. Phil
lips, bass. • .
Bulbs That Sold Last Fall for SO
Cents Are Sow Worth $1.75
Per Bushel.
The potato is not king this spring. The
scepter is held by a stronger member of
the vegetable kingdom, the onion. Min
nesota has potatoes enough to supply the
demand, but on onions she is "shy." The
man who bought potatoes last fall for
speculation may not lose anything on his
sales, but he will not go to Europe this
summer, on the profits. But the' man who
was handed the onion tip will fare well.
Dry onions, golden and red, could have
been bought last fall for 30 cents per
bushel. Now they are touching the $1.75
mark, and are scarce at that. When the
housewife wants a luxury for the table
she thinks not of strawberries, but of
onions. The boarding house patrons no
longer help themselves from a dish in the
center of the table, but are handed one
little onion each. .';'
Ladies' Home Journal.
Editorial vigilance is the only safe
guard against errors in magazine-making.
Every article that is published in The La
dies' Home Journal, for instance, is read
at least four times in manuscript form,
and all statements of fact verified before
it goes to the printer. Then it is read and
revised by the proofreaders; goes back
to the author for his revision; is reread
by the editors three or more times, at
different stages, and Sgain by the proof
readers possibly half a dozen times ad
ditional. Thus each article is read at
least fifteen and often twenty times after
leaving the author's hands before it reaches
the public eye. But with all this unre
mitting vigilance errors of the most
obvious kind occasionally escape obser
vation until perhaps the final reading, but
it is rare, indeed, that an inaccuracy
hides itself in the pages securely enough
to go through a magazine's edition.
Boston Journal.
Thirteen-year-old George H. Holman of
South Cortland, N. V., read the exploits
of "Teddy" Roosevelt and the mountain
lions in the far west, and determined
to emulate -the example of the vice presi
dent. He secured $6 belonging to his
grandmother, went to Cortland and pur
chased an air-gun and laid in a supply of
sandwiches. He concluded to see a per
formance at the opera-house and then
take a train for the west. This proved
his undoing, for when he left the build
ing he was placed under arrest.
Washington Star.
"What is the use of a men's getting into
a crowd and yelling, as he does at a base
ball game?"
"Great heavens!" exclaimed the enthu
siast. "He's got to do it in a crowd. If he
were to go away by himself and yell in
that manner they would have him in a
lunatic asylum in less than a week."
Tourist (in Frozen Dog)— I suppose
since Hurricane Bill died this community
has lived in an atmosphere of utter secur
Sheriff—Not a bit, stranger! Hurricane
Bill was no 3ooner dead and buried than
the fools begun worryin* about microbes.
New York Weekly.
Lady—l want a dog that will look ter
ribly fierce, but won't ever bite.
Dealer (immediately)—l guess you'd bet
ter get an iron one, mum.
When we see a man with a long beard,
it always occurs to us how much worse it
must look when iieJias his night clothes
Special Agent in Northern Counties
to Investigate.
soldiers; additional entries
Many Such Filings Made at St. (hind
and Some May Not Be:
- Genuine.
Special to The Journal.
St. Cloud, Minn., April 18.— S. J. Coulter,
special agent of the United States gen
eral land office, with headquarters at Du
luth, has been spending several days in
St. Cloud, and it has leaked out that his
mission is one which may prove interest
ing to persons alleged to have been de
frauding the government by fraudulent
soldiers' additional land entries at St.
Cloud and other land offices. It is claimed
the abuse has grown to great proportions
within the past few years.
Soldiers who fought in the war of the
rebellion are entitled to a quarter sec
tion practically free. In many cases the
soldiers never exercised their rights, or if
exercising them, did not file on a full 160
acres. Under the law they are allowed
to file upon a full quarter section and
many tiling's made in recent years have
been soldiers' adidtional entries.
A great many soldiers entitled to filings
are dead and It is claimed that speculators
and land agents have in some instances
obtained the forged signatures of these
dead men by often finding men of the
same name as the dead soldier and using
him to make the filing.
The right is transferable, and It is said
energetic attorneys and others in pos
session of the rules and regulations per
taining to land office practices have buried
their scruples and have not hesitated to
upt themselves in a position amenable to
Large numbers of these filings have been
made at the St. Cloud land office and the
presence of a special agent is understood
to be in connection with an effort to ferret
out any that may not be genuine. It is
not known if any St. Cloud people are in
volved in the shady transaction.
Large Increase in Typhoid Fever
Mortality for March.
During; January and February the
Mortality Wu Only 12V2)
Per Cent.
From an average typhoid fever death
rate of 12'^ per cent for the two months
preceding, the rate for last month jumped
up to 50 per cent, and there is no one in
the health department who will hazard
an explanation for this extraordinary
phase of the fever's activity.
In January there were twenty-eight
case of typhoid fever reported to the
health department, and of these five died 1.
In February the total number of cases
reported was forty-eight, with four deaths.
Last month but a few more cases were
reported, fifty-five in all, but the deaths
bounded up to twenty-six. This is the
largest number of deaths from this dis
ease for any one month, with but two ex
ceptions, in ten years. In September,
1893, there were twenty-seven deaths from
typhoid, and in August of the next year
j the same number. Otherwise, in all those
i ten years there has not been a month
when the mortality reached the twenty
In March of last year there were nine
teen cases reported with nine deaths,
against cix cases and no deaths the
previous month. In past years but a
very slight, if any increase at all, in the
number of cases of typhoid fever, has
been noted In March over the preceding
months, of the year.
It's Inexplicable.
The present situation seems quite in
explicable. Health Commissioner Hall
says he has no explanation. Drs. Leonard
and Hanscom both declare that they can't
help him out. Dr. Hall is inclined to be
lieve that the city water has more or less
to do with it, but hasn't investigated the
situation far enough yet to make out a
clear case against the water.
In his opinion a close investigation
would show that a good many of the
cases reported were imported cases, that
is, people from outside the city, whose
cause of sickness cannot be charged to
local conditions.
In this connection it is also a fact, he
says, that there are a large number of
cases of tyohoid fever every year that
are never reported to the health depart
ment. Many physicians, he says, do not
recognize typhoid fever as a contageous
disease and report only the fatal cases.
According to the department reports,
every case of typhoid fever that some
physicians treat results fatally.
Doesn't Want Dally Report.
Dr. Hall does not agree with City Engi
neer Sublette's contention that there
should be a daily report of the water con
ditions in Minneapolis and that the same
be published. He believes the effect on
the public would soon wear off. Twice a
month is often enough, in his opinion, but
he would have the report in each case set
before the public.
Some weeks ago Dr. Hall was ready to
urge upon the city council the necessity
of speedy action in providing the city with
a better water supply. His idea is that
the pumps at the lower stations should
not be used except in extraordinary em
ergencies. The north side water he be
lieves to be reasonably safe, and testifies
to his belief by drinking it himself in
preference to spring water. But he won't
stand for the down river product.
He said nothing to the council at the
time, on the promise of the water depart
ment to shut down the west side station
at once. This the water department did,
but a few days later there again came the
necessity of repairing one of the pumps at
the north side station and the west side
pumps were put in operation again and
are still going. It is promised now that
next week will see the repairs finished
and that there will be no occasion for
pressing the down town stations into
service again before midsummer.
The Number Grown.
Fifteen liquor dealers, whose places of
business harbored nickel-in-the-slot
gambling machines when Sheriff Me
gaarden and his minions made their haul,
were before Judge McGee this morning.
This swells the total to ninety-six and
there are still more coming. Those ar
raigned are Edgar DRugherty, Thomas F.
Lally, Edward Collins, Louis Scachs,
James Galgano, Joseph Baischi, Charles
Demers, Gust Berg. James P. Church,
John Anderson, Peter Holmes, Albert
Erickson. John Swanson, Daniel J. Haley
and John Sullivan. Demers pleaded
guilty, but the others took the other plea
and were commanded to furnish bonds in
the sum of $250 for their appearance on
May 1.
A Salt for 925,000.
E. S. Bristol has brought an action in the
district court against H. F. Brown on five
notes of 15,000 each and nskt* t'aat the prop
erty ou Aldrich avenue S near Thirty-aeventii
street, now occupied by the .Sisterhood of
Bethany, be sold for his benefit.
The earth has a shadow, but few ever
observe it, or, if they do, have no knowl
edge of what they are looking at. Some
of us have seen on beautiful summer
evenings just before sunset a roseate arc
on the horizon opposite the sun, with a
bluish gray under it. This is the shadow
of the earth. The same shadow may al
ways be seen on the occasion of an eclipse
pf the moon.
New Building Will Take Its Place
In the Imposing Semi- \
The new physics building at the "U",
for which the legislature has appropriated
$75,000, will be erected on Seventeenth
avenue. SE, near University avenue, al
most directly across from the armory.
The site was selected this morning by
the committee, appointed at the last
meeting of the board of regents, com
posed of President Northrop, Governor J.
S. Pillsbury and J. T. Wyman of Minne
apolis. The members of this committee
met in President Northrop's office this
morning and talked over the two or three
locations that had been suggested. Mr.
Wyman and Governor Pillsbury then went
to look over the sites again. The presi
dent, who had been confined to his home
for several days and who is not yet
Btrong, did not go with them. He fa
vored the site on Seventeenth avenue.and
that was the one finally decided upon.
The location for the new building is an
admirable one. it will place the hand
some structure in the semicircle of build
ings now seen at such great advantage
from the front of the campus. Regret has
often been expressed that the medical
and engineering buildings were located in
the rear portion of the campus., where
they cannot be seen from the approach,
and it was feared that the new physics
building might be placed in a similar
inconspicuous location.
Several other matters are.under con
sideration by this committee, but have
not yet be«n acted upon. Among these
are the proposed addition to the chemi
cal laboratory of the medical and pharma
cology colleges and sites for one or two
buildings at the college of agriculture,
in St. Anthony Park, for which appro
priation has also been made.
After His Dnlnth Exploit the Young
Man Returned to Min
Burton^H. Bellinger, of aristocratic ap
pearance and from one of the best families
of Duluth, Minn., is rapidly making great
strides to reputation as one of the shif
tiest rascals now at large.
Last December the young man came to
Minneapolis and secured employment
with Dr. George W. Dysinger, a dentist
at Hennepin avenue and Third street.
He had been in Dysinger's employ but
a few weeks before the doctor had reason
to question his honesty, but knowing the
family connections of the lad, Dysinger
decided to discharge him rather than make
trouble. The day Bellinger received his
discharge Dysinger missed a number of
sets of false teeth valued at $300. Bel
linger went to Duluth. Dysinger con
sulted the police, and Inspector Lawrence
was dispatched after the young man with
a warrant charging him with grand lar
ceny. He was brought back to this city,
but the grand jury failed to indict him.
Subsequently Bellinger brought a civil
action against Dysinger for damages to
his reputation because of the arrest. This
suit was pending in the Hennepin county
courts when fresh tidings from the way
ward Bellinger at Duluth were to the ef
fect that he had secured $250 on a forged
draft, together with other valuable in
struments stolen from the dentist's office
where he was employed. He was supposed
to have eluded the officers and left for the
He did leave for the west, but it ap
pears that he sojourned for a day and a
! night in Minneapolis' and by way of re
newing former ties;.with . Dr. Dysinger
made a hasty visit to his office and appro
priated everything of,value in sight. In
fact; he nearly put ifce doctor out of busi
ness. Sets of teeth, delicate ' instruments,
gold fillings, crowned dies—all were
shoved into the capacious satchel of the
wily Bellinger. 1 The value of the goods
taken: amounts to $300. With rare I gener- !
osity Bellinger left /behind the doctor's
costly dentist's; chair and the painted sign
on the door.'..™..?~* ' :y. ■>*/:. . <■ .:•:..
They: Hold Meeting* To-day, but
Say So Announcements Are
to Be Made.
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. Boston, April 18.—The directors of the Chi
cago, Burlington & Quincy railroad held their
regular meeting here yesterday, and at the
close it was stated that no proposition r con
cerning any change in the control of the road
had been before the board. "" "." ' Z
New York, April 18.—The Commercial Ad
vertiser says: At a meeting of the Northern
Pacific directors in this city yesterday, the de
tails of the Burlington deal were discussed.
A member of the board said, immediately
after the meeting adjourned, that matters
were not yet in shape for official announce
It is believed that the Chicago, Burling
ton & Quincy railroad will hereafter be con
trolled jointly by the Northern Pacific and
the Great Northern railroads. J. J. Hill and
his associates are said to have about 500,000
shares of the Burlington stock, which they
have' bought within the last two months.
It is the purpose of this syndicate to offer
to take all of the shares at a uniform price,
end payment will be made in new 3i£ per
cent bonds. It is not likely that there will
be any further stock purchases for cash.
The report from St. Paul that the Northern
Pacific, Great Northern and Burlington roads
are to be united in one general company is
not credited here.
Will Take Stepa to Get Hold of
Those Uaeleas Lamia.
The members of the Minnesota State
Forestry Board are pleased with the pass
age of their bill granting the board other
wise useless state lands for forestry pur
poses. The measure passed with little
change. The secretary of the board has
already written the county auditors as to
worthless lands under their jurisdiction.
When answers are received, the attorney
general will file the sixty-day notice for
redemption, and then, in due time, the
worthless lands will be turned over. It
will not be possible to handle more than
100 tracts the first year, as the senate cut
the house annual appropriation from $1,500
to $1,000. The expense connected with
each transaction will be about $10 —
$5 court fees and $5 for labor performed
by the attorney general or by his repre
sentative in the different counties.
Brown's Valley People Want Sisne-
ton Indiana Quarantined.
The citizens of Brown's Valley, Minn.,
have appealed to the state authorities for
protection against the smallpox epidemic
raging among the Indians of the Sisseton
reservation, across the line in South Da
kota. Several days ago they wired the
atate board of health, aßking that strin
gent measures be taken to guard them.
They stated that guards had been placed
on the roads to prevent any one crossing
the Dakota line. Dr. Bracken replied
that their action was perfectly proper, but
that nothing more could be done.
This morning Governor Van Sant re
ceived a message by long distance 'phone
from S. Y. Gordon, editor of the Twin
Lake Guardian, and a number of citizens
of Brown's Valley. The message stated
that there are now 100 cases on the reser
Dr. Bracken will demand of the agent
at ihe reservation that a strict quaran
tine be preserved by the government au
Park Board Doesn't Want All of
Dam No. i Water Power.
The Government' Could Condemn—
Light on a St. Paul Paper's
A dispatch from Washington to a St
Pa,ul paper charges that the Minneapolis
park commissioners are holding up the
work, on Lock and Dam No. 1, at Minne
haha creek, by their failure to transfer
to the government the property necessary
for the work. The park board isists upon
a reservation to the city of Minneapolis
of all the water power to be developed by
that dam in the future, the dispatch says,
and because the war department will not -
grant the concession, the board refuses to ,
deed the property.
A Bit Fanciful.
There is a slight basis of fact and a
large amount of fancy in this claim, ac
cording to Secretary Ridgeway of the
board. He says:
Yes, the park board has not thus far trans
ferred the property desired. The matter was
referred Lo the committee on designation of
ground* at the March meeting and is yet in
the committee's hands. It is probable that
the committee desires to negotiate further be
fore giving up the flght. But I do not under
stand that the park board's refusal to act ie
delaying the work iv the least. The govern- i
ment is free to begin condemnation proceed- I
ings at any time —the course which it was
stated in Major Lookwood's letter would be
taken, in case the park board did 'not consent
to the transfer.
The Waterpower Matter.
As to the statement that Minneapolis claims
all the water power to be developed at that
point, the St. Paul paper is in error. The
board has never asked for a reservation of
anything more than one-half of it, leaving St.
Paul free to enjoy the other half, If she can
get it. The park board's only desire in the
matter is to reserve for municipal purposes
the valuable water power sure to be developed
there some time, instead of leaving things in
such shape that some day some private per
son or corporation may step In and get it.
"V» Students With High Marks Are
Disappointed—Selections oil
a New Basin.
The perturbation in the senior class at
the "U" because of the manner in which
the Phi Betta Kappa elections were made
this year was aggravated this morning
when the Daily, the students' paper, got
"balled-up" on its report and gave mem
bership to two young ladies who had stood
in a fair way to secure places had not the
consideration of standings alone been dis
regarded. Among the names of the mem
bers-elect of Phi Beta Kappa, the Daily
gave those of Miss Gertrude Brandsmark
and Miss Margaret Kelley, neither of
whom was elected. Miss Brandsmark's
standing was 92.66 and Miss Kelley's
91.61—both above those of some of the
chosen one*. Another departure from the
usual method in selecting the members is
shown in the case of Edwin J. W. Vick
ner, whose standing, 94.17 per cent,
placed him second in the list according to
scholarship, and who was denied a place
in the society.
There is a growing sentiment among
college people that Phi Beta Kappa, as
well as other honorary societies, work
harm by their methods of determining
membership, as well as being conducive to
an unpleasant and harmful method of col
lege work, which is productive of a class
of students known in school as "grinds" or
"digs." These, it is claimed, because of
their indefatigable strife for "marks"
miss that association in college life which
broadens and fits a person for the business
world. This opinion is held by at least a
few professors at the "U."
(■oud News From Washington for
Postofllce Employes.
Information comes from Washington
that the chief clerk of the salary and al
lowance division of the poßtoffice depart
ment has completed the classification of
the postal employes for Minnesota. The
news contained in the message cannot be
confirmed at the local office. In the
classification Minneapolis will have two
substitutes increased from $100 to $200;
one from $400 to $500; four from $500 to
$600; ten from $600 to $700; four from $700
to $800; eleven from $800 to $900; eight
from $1,000 to $1,100; one from $1,200 to
$1,300; one from $1,300 to $1,400; one from
$1,400 to $1,500; one from $1,900 to $2,000:
one from $2,000 to $2,200. Eight additional
clerks will bg allowed July 1.
The department has also granted seven
of the St. Pa*l carriers an increase from
$100 to $200; two from $200 to $300; two
from $500 to $600; ten from $600 to $700;
seven from $700 to $800.
Grimsrod Slioe Company Will Prob-
ably Build One.
Chris Grimsrud, manager of the Grlms
rud- Shoe company, says his company is
seriously considering a proposition greatly
to enlarge its business in this territory.
While th 6 entire proposition is in the air
as yet, Mr. .Grimsrud says a large shoe
manufacturing plant may be established
here In the near future. The factory
which .the company has in mind would
cost about; $100,000. A site remains to .be
selected, and many things will have tt
be done before the Grimsrud people can
put ; their plans in operation, but from
present indications, they ,will establish a
factory. , >.l\
A Hotel Enlargement.
The Vendome Hotel, owned by the Chad
bourn . Finance company, is negotiating for
the purchase of-the Parker House property
adjoining the Vendome on Fourth street. The
Ckadbourn people expect to expend about
$30,000 in remodeling the Parker House block.
The absorption . of •■ the property would give
the Vendome about seventy additional rooms.
Itasca Warehouse Rented. •
The Security Warehouse company has rent
ed for general storage purposes the big dou
ble building at First street N" between Sev
enth and Eighth avenues known as the Itasca
building. It has . 75,000 feet of floor space
and will prove an: important addition to the
warehouse properties of . the Security ■ people.
If the Labor Difficulty Continues,
They Will Intervene.
'That the [ busines interests of the city
should make an effort to settle the con
troversy between the contractors and the
carpenters sis : the opinion -; that is being
freely ; expressed :in business circles \ to
day. I Many busines men express the hope
that , the various * business organizations
will ; take the • matter up , and endeavor to
compromise the controversy.
This discussion has progressed to a
point - where: some : action in the near
future is probable. Men Interested in
the * growth * and : development of Minne
apolis recognize; this as sure to be a big
year; in : building; and just such a year ;as
makes any difficulty between contractors
and workmen a »most i unforunate occur
rence. A prominent business man said:
1. • This difference | between the contractors and
their employes is a . matter of public concern.
While it may not be the province of the busi
ness men or their organizations to 1 intervene
at the present time, yet if the'trouble should
be of such duration that it :, would: seriously
aiifect building plans in Minneapolis this year,
the business organizations should take a hand
and i endeavor,; to • settle th« controversy. If
the present conditions; should rule at the «nd
of another we«k, I believe- that something" will
be done along this line. "-.','
The siate Mohiars Proposition
to business, professional and salaried men. .
Is there a mortgage on your property? Or do you wish to
mortgage it? If you will send your age "and address to either
of the undersigned, the STATE MUTUAL LIFE ASSUR
ANCE COMPANY, of Worcester, Mass., will make you a defi»
nite proposition to pay the debt for you and insure your life
at the same time. The State Mutual is 57 years old and is
known everywhere as the leading Massachusetts Company, and
the Massachusetts insurance law protects the insured far bet
ter than the law of any other state.
C. W. VanTuyl, General Agent.
Augustus Warren, J. B. Moore. George B, Graves, George
A. Ainsworth, Henry §. Gilbert, 505-9 Lumber Exchange.
George L. Nichols, Fergus Falls.
jj^. ■^■■■h^r IUXUPIBBCC BO 4)9P"
ggfsP^ Packet, 8c; 0z.,15c;
Out»of-Town Orders Mailed at These Prices. |-lb., 40c; l'b. $1.25.
Dwarf «* Chamelion "— a new Madam Gunther's Climbing
Nasturtium, very rich in color Nasturtiums. These seed are
and varied flowers on the same fresh and full of germinating
stem. Packet 10c; oz. 35c; power. f Colors include rose, sal
-75c; lb. $2.50. mon, bright red, pale yellow,
Tall Nasturtiums—Best mixed ' etc., etc.; self-colored,' spotted,
varieties: Packet 3c; oz. 10c;, spriped and margines. Large
lb. 75c. : ; packet sc; oz. 15c. .j
Main Store, 26-28-30-32 Hennepin Aye., Minneapolis.
Ur»lUi¥n-jiUnC > 7tolop. m. tcUo a JLUiIXiXiXiT.
Some Details of the Law Relating
to State Deposits—Four
fold Protection.
The state board of deposit meets to
day to provide for compliance with
the law creating the board. It consists
of the state treasurer, auditor, secretary
of etate, attorney-general and public ex
New bonds will be required of the fifty
six banks which are now depositories of
state funds. With the bond each bank
must return name and postoffice addresses
of the sureties, whose commercial rating
will be looked up before the bond is ap
proved. The sureties are liable to twice
the penalty of the bond, and must quali
fy in that amount. Under the law, banks
may only take in deposit one-half the
amount of the bond given, so the state
is protected by sureties four times the
amount of the funds deposited.
A peculiar formality is required by the
law. Banks must return for the amount
of the present deposit, and the books will
then be closed and balanced under the
old system. As soon as the bonds are
approved, the check will be redeposited.
There is now in state banks over
$1,000,000 of state funds. This will in
crease to nearly $2,000,000 before the end
of the year and the number of deposi
tories will increase to about 100.
The state gets 2 per cent interest from
city banks and 3 per cent from country
Gov. Van Sant Will Reinstate Game
and Fish. CommUiion.
Governor Van Sant will reappoint the
present game fish commission in a few
days, under the terms of the Ferris law,
which creates a new commission with
six-year terms. He will appoint one of
the commissioners for two years, two tor
four years, and two for six years. Four
of the Van Sant commissioners will hold
through the next administration, which
ensures Executive Agent Fullerton his
place for four years at least.
State Capitol Gossip.
After Au«. 1, the treasurers of the state
institutions which conn* under the board of
control will find their occupations gone. State
Treasurer Block will become treasurer of all
the institutions, and all checks will bear his
signature. He will have an additional em
ploye, to be known as the check clerk, and
to make room for him the boiler inspector's
office will be confiscated and connected with
the treasurer's office. This clerk will write
all checks upon requisition of the heads of
the different institutions, and the state treas
urer will sign them and send them back for
President Leavitt of the board of control
will leave this evening .for Dcs Moines, where
he will spend several days studying the sys
tem of accounting in use by the lowa board
of control. Mr. Lee will go to Madison to
night to make a similar study of the Wiscon
sin system. Mr. Morey, who is acting tempo
rarily aa secretary, will remain in charge of
the office. The secretary and other employes
will not be selected for several days.
The state dairy and food commission -will
open a branch office at 222 Boston block, Min
neapolis, next Monday, to colect the annual
license fee of $1 required by law from every
milk dealer and distributing wagon. It is due
May 1. George L*. Dlngman, deputy commis
sioner, will be in charge personally, unless
Commissioner McConnell \& detained longer
in Kansas. Word was received from Mr. Mc-
Connell this morning. He is at the bedside of
his wife, who is critically ill in Neoshc, Kan.
WILL SPEND $100,000
Win. Cent. Will Build Xew Freight
House in St. Paul.
The Wisconsin Central will this week let
contracts for permanent improvements In 3t.
Paul, to cost about $100,000. The company
has long needed additional freight terminals,
and about $75,000 will be used in the erection
of a modern warehouse. The contract will
probably be awarded to Butler, Ryan & Co.
of St. Paul. The new frelghthouse will be of
brick, two stories high, with a basement,
and will be 390 feet long.
In addition, the Central will make extensive
additions to its tracks, advancing them 7W
feet toward Broadway, passing oa both sides
of the freighthouse.
I 1
i 111 Mil W^™*"^
Contributory \«-kll«M»oe ■ Shown in
. - Kolnnder'i Damage Cue,
Special to The Journal.
| Mankato,- Minn., April 18.—Judge Loch
ren has granted a motion by th© defense
throwing the $15,000 damage-. stilt of Au
gust Kolander vs. the Chicago; Great
Western road,out of court. ■ The case had
been on trial for more than a day. , The
ground for "dismissal was contributory
negligence on the part of the plaintiff. The
$5,000 damage suit of C. F. Roaaow, as ad
ministrator of the estate of William Roe
sow, deceased, vs. the Omaha road is now
on trial. This case -was tried at the No
vember term and the jury disagreed after
having been out three days..
The charter commissioners, after baring
discussed the subject at several meetings,
and twice voting against it, have decided
to reinstate the board of public works in
the new charter. :It may be given a new
name but will be practically the same as
now, except that the city engineer will be
made the servant of the council and.there
■will ? be no division of-authority.
The Omaha-road has fifty of sixty men
rushing | its J; new :track through, . the ' city
just east of the. union station. The board
of trade "is opposed to the move,, but lias
taken no step to stop it, as the council has
Informally given the road permlaslou to
lay the track.
John Casserly of Redwood county baa
filed a petition in bankruptcy ■with. Rofarae
Flittie. -The liabilities are $1,700 and **-
sets nothing. : ,•
In Holland they deny the report that
President j Kruger : will visit the United
States. ; ' ■
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