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CITY NEWS Judge Loctaren at Dnluth—Judge lK>chren. of Minneapolis, Is presiding at tne apring term of the United States court, at .Duluth. It is probable, from the amount or business before the court, that another weeK will be consumed la clearing the calendar. A Mistake tn Hoar—Minneapolis & St. Louis trains will leave St. Louis station, Minneapolis, for Tonka Bay, nt 9:45 a. m. and 1:30 p. m., returning, leave Tonka Bay at 4:50 and 7 p. m. By crro? last nights Jour nal announced going trains at 9:45 a. m. and 2:30 p. m. Instead of 1:30 p. m. Jolea SleKfrieA Here—Jules Siegfried former French minister of commerce, was In la the city Thursday and visited some of the bu milU. He is an advocate of reciprocity between France and the United State*. He la impressed with the prosperous conditions iiere. and especially the prosperity of the American laboring man. He says that the American workman is paid double the wages received for the aame labor In France. Whcelim-ii I'rotest — Minneapolis ■wheelmen are protesting loudly against the dumping of garbage and refuse from tne Harris Hotel aud restaurant at the St. Paul «nd of the Fort Snellliig bridge. Tne wheel men from this city have for years been using Minnesota point as a. breathing place. But this year the place is unbearable, they say, ••Decially when the wind blows across the hotel's dumping ground. Could Staud 2O Kuginen-Fire Chief Canterbury ljas prepared the result of the teat made of the Nlcollet avenue main several days ago. in uslug fourteen" engines for fif teen miuutes, in an attempt to exhaust the ■tx-ineh main. 115.625 gallons of water were pumped. The pressure averaged seventy eight pounds, and save for the last ten min utes the valve never registered less than thirty pounds pressure. Fourteen engines only'were used at the test. Chief Canterbury ■ays that the result shows that the twenty engines of the department can be used sim ultaneously on the Nicolelt avenue main Without exhausting the water supply. ONE-FARE RATE W. P. A. Votes to Grant It to Christian Church Meeting. George T. Halbert, who, with a Com mercial Club committee, is in Chicago 10 get a one-fare rate for the Christian church convention in Minneapolis next October, telegraphed The Journal yesterday that the Western Passen ger association had granted the rate. This will be good news to all interested in the success of the government and assures a large attendance. IN THE FUTURE Boo'u Black Hills Line Is Very- Far Off. Recent dispatches from Aberdeen, S. D., repeat the story that the Soo road is pushing its extension west from Ashley with the intention of ultimately crossing the Indian reservation and entering the ißlack Hills. It is also added that the engineer in charge of the work declares that the destination of the road is Denver. Inquiry at the general offices of the road yesterday elicited a denial of the Aberdeen story. There is no more foundation for It now than there has been all along. It Is said that the officials of the company j do not themselves know Just what is to be done after the completion of the ex tension now under way, and it would be ■trange if a subordinate engineer should know more regarding the intentions of tbe company than the officers themselves. | Another official of the company said that while It was generally known that the road was headed for the Black Hills it was aews, Indeed, to hear that Denver was the final objective point. Soo officials reiterate former statements that the Ashley extension and the build ing of the Rice Lake line comprise the entire program of construction for the summer. THINGS TO'SEE THERE Visitors Should \ot Overlook the Public Library. 7;'Y- Visitors to the city should not forget to see the sights at t)*» .public library. The library Is one of the mast interesting places in the entire northwest. Of course, many are curi ous to see how a big library is managed, but that is only a small part of what may be seen at tbe Minneapolis library. Perhaps the most interesting thing just now is the great Philippine collection, made by Dean C. Worcester and Dr. Frank S. Bourne be lore the commencement of the present war | and shown in connection with the museum ! of the Minnesota Academy of Natural Sci ences. A merely nominal fee of 10 cents ad mits to both. For the lovers of fine art there is the art room, which now contains a finer collection of paintings than ever be tore. ' Admission to this is free. A. D. ARUNPEL HERE He Is Traveling for the Black: Hills Exposition. A. D. Arundel, formerly of the local rolling mills, arrived Thursday evening 1 Irom Black Hills,which has been the scene ! of his operations for three years. At present he is hustling for the Mineral Exposition of the Black Hills, which ©pens next month at Deadwood, S. D. Yesterday Mr. Arundel was knocked off his feet temporarily on being shown the re- i port of some assays of samples taken from property of the Silver City Mining and Smelting company, which Is owned by Minneapolis parties, and of which he is general manager. The gold made a show ing of $12,240 to the ton. Mr. Arunde-l's first impulse was to charter a special train for the Hills, but upon reflection he considered that inasmuch as he did not know how much there was of the ore, nor even where it bad been found, he might as well go slow. 300 FEET DOWN A WIRE Ira- Gleason Puts a Fire Escape to a Severe Test. In- the presence of an admiring crowd of spectators, Ira Gleason, the inventor of a fire escape.at 12:15 p. m. yesterday made a rapid and successful descent from the balcony of the courthouse tower to the ground, the distance being nearly 300 feet. The device by which Mr. Gleason made the descent; is extremely simple. It has the appearance' of an ordinary monkey ■wrench, being of about the same size and weight, with a belt attachment. The crowd cheered loudly as Mr. Gleason reached the. ground after his perilous descent. He repeated the test of his de vice twice this afternoon. , FINED FOR SELLING "OLEQ" First Conviction Under a, \ctv law ■ r in Wisconsin. Milwaukee, May 18.— F. C. Arnold, agent of a Chicago house, was arrested and lined tor soliciting orders and selling oleo margerine within this state. This is the first. violation of the Brunson oleomargarine law which was passed last winter. HOMEOPATHIC INSTITUTE. The Minnesota State Homeopathic Insti tute will hold its thirty-fifth annual session next Tuesday. Wednesday and Thursday at the state capitol. An address by the presi dent, Dr. George E. Clarke, of SUllwater, 'Will be one of the features of the meeting. A ST. PAUL AVALANCHE. t ? JiS A stone wall at the "Wabasha street em bankment, -West Side, caved in yesterday. One man was seriously injured, and the other three had a narrow escape from instant death. ' Fifty tons of stone fell, and the work men, stonemasons, who had been engaged re pairing, the wall, had . to run for their lives. A heavy rock caught Anton Wietl, »d his J*ft arm and left were injured. i HAS A QUEER LOOK Charities and Corrections' Records Refused to the Public. BY THE ORDER OF THE MAYOR? Information Wa» Sou«ht Concern ln«r the Record of One of Hia Favorite*. Since the day of, the organization of municipal government in Minneapolis, all official documents and records in the var ious city departments have been regarded as public documents, and at all times open to the inspection and -examination by the public. Within the recollection of two or three of the veteran officials of the city hall, one of whom has been in the public se/vice for more than twenty yeare, this right has never been denied the public in a single Instance. Now comes the board of corerctions and charities —since the advent of the new ad ministration, a board peculiarly under the domination and control of the mayor— and reverses the policy of all these years, announcing that The records of that office are not public records, etrictly speaking, and not open to the inspection of the tax- payers. Secretary R. P. Pratt of the board, is attending the annual meeting of the Nat ional board of corrections and charities at Washington. Charles H. Brown, clerk of the board for the past two months, father of Secretary Tom Brown, and an •applicant for the position of secretary of the board when the biennial house clean ing time comes July 1, is temporarily in charge of the office, acting as secretary pro tempore. Several Charges Inveatigated. The Journal has been investigat ing for several days charges of misman agement and embezzlement of funds in connection with one of the city institu tions. Two days ago, The Journal reporter asked for certain information from Mr. Brown regarding the matter appearing on the board's records, and got it. Yesterday he asked Mr. Brown for information more in detail along the same lice, wiih the object of ascertain ing *ow- much money had been paid into a certain fund and when the payments were made. Mr. Bronu'* Abuut-Kace. Mr. Brown positively refused to give the information desired. "Will you allow me to inspect the ledger and see for myself?" was the next ques tion put to Mr. Brown. "No, I can't do it," was the reply. "Personally, I would be glad to do it, but in the absence of Mr. Pratt, the sec retary, I do not believe I would have any right to." "Would you honor an order from a member of the board to allow an inspec tion cf the books'?" was then asked Mr. Brown. At this the reporter shoved into Mr. Brown's hands the following order, signed by President Moore of the board: Mr. Brown: Please give Mr. S. P. Jones such information concerning the affairs of the board as he may request and allow him to consult any records he may wish. Re spectfully, --J. G. Moore. Mr. Brown read the order twice very slowly, squirmed in his chair uneasily, looked uncomfortable and then shook his head and said: "I will have to refuse to honor the order. I don't like to do it, but Mr. Pratt is away and there are going to be various changes made in the board's affairs soon and 1 do not care to take any chances. It puts me in an embarrassing position, but I think I had best take the safe side and refuse to honor the order. The board's records are not i really public documents, anyway," contin ued Mr. Brown. ''It is not intended that they should be seen at all times by every body. I think in this- case action by the board is necessary before giving you the in formation you want." An Order From the Mayor. "Would you accept an order from the mayor?" was the next question put to the secretary pro tern. After deliberating a moment, he replied: "If the mayor will indorse that order I will show up the books." The reporter hied to find the mayor, but he was with the visiting conductors. It is interesting to note in connection with this affair tuat the person under Investigation is an intimate personal friend of the mayor and is picked by the latter for promotion upon the reorganization of the board. The situation takes on a more serious look from the fact that it is charged that the records which the reporter desired to inspect have been lately "doctored' .to cover up evidences of mismanagement. Mr. Brown Not Approved. As to the sentiment in official circles at the city hall, here are some samples of the way Mr. Brown's action is regarded. Says Registrar Frank Moody of the water works department: The records of this department are always open to inspection by any one who desires it and I have always supposed that the records of every department were legally open for public inspection at all times. This is the first instance I have ever heard of to the contrary. City Clerk Lydiard—All records at the city hall in every department are public records and open to examination by any citizen, at any time. Said a member of the city attorney's staff: "According to the charter the records of the board of corrections and charities are public records and any citizen has a right to inspect them at any time." Said Professor Moore when apprised of the action of the secretary protem: "It is t very peculiar proceeding and I do not un derstand it. I have given such orders before end they have always been honored." OFF FOR BUFFALO Minnesota's Pan-American Commis sion Starts To-nlgrht. The Minnesota Pan-American commis sioners leave for Buffalo this evening, and next week will settle all the details of the state's exhibits at the exposition. The interior furnishings and exhibits for the Minnesota building will be put In place June 1, when the building will be finished. D. E. Cloyd. superintendent of the educational exhibit, will go next week with an assistant to arrange the school and university exhibits in the state building. LIMITED EQUIPMENT "Will Be Provided for Dnlntfa Nor- mal This Year. After a conference with Messrs. Ank eny and Phelps, of the state normal school board, the board of control has decided to equip only as much of the Duluth normal school as will give room for the six teachers to be employed. A full heat ing plant will be installed, but most of the class rooms will be left unfinished this year. MAY TEST THE LAW. The dairy and food commission is likely to take the pure lard law in to the courts to test its validity. Since the decision of Assistant Attorney General Donahower that the law provides no renalty and is therefore inopera tive, there has been a great influx of adulter ated lard into the state. If there is a possible chance of making the law stand that chance will be 1 accepted. O'COKXELL'S NARROW ESCAPE. Robin O'Connell, a St. Paul boy living at 716 Carroll street, was struck In the head yesterday with a discu3 while attending the field day contests of the Central high school at the fair grounds. He received a cut about three inches leng in the lower part of the scalp and a dent in the skull. He will re cover. TA.TE CAPTURED. William Tate, the colored prisoner who escaped from the guard at Fort Snelling Tuesday, was captured Thursday at Helena. Mont. He i-s new on his return ia charge of i a guard from Fort Harrison, Mont. THE MINNEAPOLIS JOURNAL. R. R. MEN SEE A CITY The Conductors Spend the Day in Minneapolis. NEAT JOLLY BY PRES. NORTHROP The Lnlveratty, the Bnaineita Center of the .City and Lake Harriet Among; Placea Visited. Members of the Order of Railway Con ductors iaw Minneapolis yesterday,that is, they saw a large section of it. The keys of the city were turned over to them by me mayor and they immediately set about seeing things. A com pany of about 1,200, consisting of con ductors and their fair companions, de scended upon the university campus at 10 o'clock. They came over the Como-Inter urban line from St. Paul in twenty chart ered cars. A committee consisting of Professors Folwell, Jones and (kmway McMillan met the visitors at the entrance to the library building and directed them to the as sembly hall, where President Northrop welcomed them to the university and talked interestingly of the history of the institution and -of the state. There were more educational facilities to the square inch in Minnesota, he de clared, than in any other state in the union. As an evidence of Minnesota's high educational rank he said that the university, with its 3,200 pupils, ranked third, ,n point of attendance, among the educational institutions of the country. Where the Doctor la Stronjj. Speaking directly to the conductors, Dr. Xorthrop remarked that as a rule talk didn't "go" for much with men of their calling. Words alone wouldn't "pass" with them; they generally insisted on having something more substantial in the shape of fare. He considered it one of the most beautiful things in American life that such gatherings of men representing such great branches of industry were be coming more and more popular. Such excursions throughout the country are making the nation more cheerful and had done much to brighten national life. In Minnesota it was impossible to be otherwise than cheerful. He had lived in Minneapolis' since 1884 and, though he came from Xew England, had never known a homesick day in, that time. •We cf Minnesota," he continued, "are very optimistic in speaking of the ad vantages of our state. We can't conceive how it would be possible for any one to live here and want to live anywhere else. We have decided that school shall not ke*p to-day on your account, and we in vite you to take a look at the buildings and see what we've got on exhibition here. "You conductors would be an ornament if you had come alone, but you have added greatly to the effect by bringing along your wives, who are much more handsome than you." President Northrop then spoke of the different branches of learning, in which instruction is given at the university and dwelt particularly on the wonderful work being done along practical lines by the school of agriculture, which is making enthusiastic and scientific farmers who take a more cheerful view of farming and are destined to do much toward the further development of the state's vast agricultural resources. In the Ctty'a Heart. Exclamations of wonder escaped the members of the party as the cars crossed the steel arch bridge and the greatest flour milling district in the world came in to view. Then, they were Impressed by the bustle and roar of traffic as the cars sped swiftly through the business sec tion. The beautiful residence district of Lowry hill also called forth admiring com ment, but it was not until Harriet was reached that they fully appreciated the beauty of the city. At* Lake Harriet. At Harriet the entertainment committee consisting of Mayor Ames, Thomas R. Brown,' secretary of the mayor, and Al dermen James Dwyer, Fred Powers, Frank L. Schoonmaker, Harry G. McLaskey, John F. Main, Lars M. Rand, and Peter Nelson, presented the sightseers with souvenir badges and a neat book on Min neapolis, profusely illustrated with half tones. la welcoming the conductors to the city, Mayor Anes ir ade a playful allusion to St. Paul as a suburb and only a part of Greater Minneapolis. He said he was here when there were only three shacks in the city, forty-nine years ago. "Id fact." he added, "I was here when Min neapolis was born. I'm a physician." The mayor then presented to C. H. Wilkins, assistant grand chief of the or der, the keys of the city, which were guaranteed to unlock anything with doors. Orders had been issued to the police force, the mayor explained, to let the "cons" do as they pleased. In responding, Mr. Wilkins compli mented the city on its beautiful park sys tem, which he thought second to nothing any other city in the country could boast of. Mr. Wilkins also took occasion to com pliment tbe grand chief, who was de tained in St. Paul, for the present pros perous condition of the organization. It had paid out, he said, over $5,000,000 to its beneficiaries, to say nothing of local benefits. A Visit to the Mills. The tourists went through the largest flour mills in the afternoon. One mill wai turned over to them exclusively. The local branch will give a grand ball at the Masonic Temple to-night in honor of the visitors. STILL IN SPECIFICATIONS Plan* for "I" Building:* Called for by Board of Control. The board of control has not amended the specifications it announced in inviting bids from architects, and the university buildings are still included. The attor ney general's opinion came too late to change this, as the bids have to be in Monday. Several architects of the two cities will submit drawings.. The whole matter will be settled at the meeting of the regent, June 4. when the board of control will be invited in for a confer ence. The regents are willing to turn over to the board of control responsibility for the university's finances, but they will never consent to any interference with the construction of buildings. RASEN WANTS TO GET OUT. The board of pardons has been petitioned in behalf of Cbarles Rasen, an 18-year-old lad serving eight years at Stillwater for grand larceny. THE WINDSOR DWELLING ROOMS. London Chronicle. It is a popular error to suppose that the dwelling rooms at Windsor are very sumptuous. The private apartments are scarcely - worthy of an ordinary country" gentleman's seat. Queen Elizabeth is re sponsible for a grefet number of them, and they were built rather hurriedly by her orders. She had taken refuge at Windsor from the plague which was ra ging in London, and her maids of honor and attendants revolted at the uncomfort able condition of their rooms, which were low, dark and cold. The queen herself was furious because her dinner was in variably served up stone cold, but being of an inquiring mind she discovered that the kitchen was nearly half a mile from the dining room, and straightway built the present kitchen, which is very large and commodious. Elizabeth built the Oc tagon library, which she is still said to haunt, and where he was frequently seen, it is said, last year. x SO QUEER. Boston Transcript. Carrie — There goes Nell with her fiance. They say he fell in love with her at first sight. Bessie—That's just like him. He al ways was a funny fellow. They say he liked olives the first time he ever tasted them. CHEAP EXCURSIONS Minneapolis Is Granted Them Again This Year. «. W. P. A.'S FAVORABLE ACTION Round Trips for 1U Per Cent Lena Than Single Fare—The Date* of Sale. The twin cities will again enjoy a sum mer of cheap excursion rates. A. B. Cutts, passenger agent of the Minneapolis & St. Louis, who returned thjs morning from Chicago where he had been in at tendance at the meeting of the Western Passenger association, announced that the association was induced again to put into effect excursion rates from all points in western territory Into Minneapolis and St. Paul which would offset the reduced fig ures granted to Colorado points. Ten per cent less than a one-fare rate will be charged for the round-trip for the excursions arranged to run into the twin cities July 1 to' 9, and S%it. Ito 10. During the same period round-trip tick ets to points in Colorado will be sold at a flat rate of $25. Tickets will be on sale June IS to 30, and July 10 to Aug. 31 from all points in Western association territory into Minne apolis and St. Paul at a rate of one-fare plus $2 for the round trip. All these tick ets are limited to Oct.' 31. A single fare rate was granted for the convention of the Christian church in Min neapolis next October. Tickets will be on sale Oct. 9, 10, 12 and 14 and good till Oct. 31. The association was assured that between 5,000 and 10,000 people would attend. General Passenger Agent Callaway, of the Soo line, said that his road would not make any special effort to offset these low rates but that the Soo line would do this year just what it has done in the past, viz., run excursions at irregular inter vals at prices approximating 1 cent 8 mile. FINAL STEP IS TAKEN P. R. A. IS LEGALLY DISSOLVED Jutlue Brook* Filed the Order This Morning— Wold In Receiver. The final step in the proceedings brought to wind up the Minneapolis Police De partment Relief association, was taken this morning, when Judge Brooks filed an order dissolving the corporation and ap pointing Odin Wold as receiver. Wold, who was the former secretary of the as sociation, is required to give bonds in the sum of $35,000, and the same will be furnished by the Fidelity Deposit com pany, of Maryland. # In his order dissolving the association, Judge Brooks briefly recites the facts that made such action proper and necessary, and attention is first called to the fact, that while a large number of the mem bers have recently withdrawn, there have been no applications for membership since Jan. 1. Of the present police force of 225 men, only fifty-five are members, and par ticularly attention is called to the action of the council rescinding the resolution providing that the association receive fifty per cent of the dog tax collections, which proved the chief source of income. The assets of the association are placed at $29,850. TEACHERS LIST IS MADE SEWARD HAS MALE PRINCIPAL Three Men Are Added to the High . School Staff/*— Some Wrangling. The board of education session last night passed officially upon the list of teachers and principals for the coining school year, and the list stands to-day complete and beyond recall. The perfected list was turned over to Superintendent Jordan to day with instructions to notify those in terested soon as possible. The list is said to be identical with that recommended by the superintendent, and to contain but very few changes, outside of resignations. A male principal was selected for the Seward school and three male teachers added to the high school staffs, as recommended by the principals. Women principles will remain in charge at all the grade schools outside of the Seward, Adams and Jackson. Thelifit will not be made public until after the close of the school year. As might be expected, the teaching force was finally selected without some wrang ling. It is said there were several con tests between members of the board that in earnestifess reached the magnitude of battles royal. The victory in the end went in every case to the superintendent and the men who believed that his judg ment in the selection of teachers was su perior to that of Individual members of the board and should be indorsed without qualification. HOW IT HELPS. Chicago Record-Herald. "Do you find that a college education helps your son much in his farming?" •Well. ye 3, I kinder think it does a lit tle, sometimes. Sence Ezry's come back hum he's got a hull lot of them new no shuns about social distinshuns so he never loafs around with the hired man keepin' him from work like he used to." Sunday-School Teacher—Who gathered the floating atoms out of choas and com bining them formed the great round world, and sent it spinning on its course through space? Little Richard —J. Pierpont Morgan, but I don't know Whether anybody seen him when he done it or not. bjßEbSm^ ■ BflKI^H fISHHBfI 9 J I I* g? S^S ■ fi^^HH B^^^^BoW nßmsft Rffffi B I ESfisSS •a. ;■: flsßßffl .■ I SRI fi SBgBS i AanHA BsHHHk IBBH'" C^BB - aHB BIW BUHBIMB ■WBn BflßHa^ ffiBWH KWa uB ADBm MBJBHta - -flDHtt 'KWWi :•' H- - - BsBB '■ BH SB irffliffljßy B3ffi JSbbh t9 Ebß H|3 K&m mBhW hl^V HBfBJS. ulh^q| BBS "" ;! '^TE^ftib- J^an^3 g9 ■ I^3^^ GREATCLEARANCESALE g^MBBtBB \&em Baft HyWRM JRsy**fl|Bpß KHa SS&^S is^Sfl hh^mß »hB ', H^b pffil XflSBSv RWiilnß yBSSBSSr ■ flßßF^H^a B^9^^9 pianosandldrcans Last month we conducted the greatest Piano sale ever known in the West. We took in trade eighty-five used Pianos and Organs. Our > floor space is so limited in our present quarters that it is impossible to properly exhibit these goods, so we have rented the storeroom 631 FIRST AVENUE SOUTH i\s?s?ss i*9sss and on Monday, May 20th, at 9 o'clock a. m., will inaugurate a great sale of these instruments. We desire to make quick work of it and cut off the expense, and with that end in view will offer terms and prices almost unheard of. _ Organs $5, $10, $15, $20, $25, at $2 per month. " &-i* Square Pianos $15, $20, $25, $30, at $3 per month. Upright Pianos $60, $75, $90, $125, at $5 per month. At a fair 'valuation these instruments are worth twice the money. They have all been repaired by our experts. Should purchasers l desire to make an exchange any time within three years we will allow the full price paid on our well known one-price system. YOU RUN NO RISK / Keep in mind; the sale will be held at 631 First Avenue South. Address all mail to 715 Nicollet Aye. - We solicit correspondence from out-of-town customers. M/ Mf ':; HTIIMSf^A B § i^tfti c A Bimeadorf, OUT FOR 5 YEARS Report That Lind Won't Meddle With Politics for a Time. AGREEMENT WITH JUDGEUELAND The Ex-Governor Hrfunes to Deny or Confirm the Rumor— What He Sa,». Has John Lind bound himself to remain out of politics for the next five years? A story to that effect is now in general circulation and there are many close friends of the ex-governor who believe it. Mr. Lind himself, in response to a direct query as to the truth of the rumor, replied: "It is not my desire to figure in politi cal matters in a general way, but in re sponse to your question I will tell you that my agreement with Judge Ueland is for a partnership covering five years. You can infer what you please from that." Mr. Lind's statement is, of course, evasive, and he undoubtedly meant it to be so. The story Is told with such a pro fusion of details, however, and comes from such a credible source that one is almost compelled to believe it. If it is true, as many will believe, the anti-republicans of Minnesota will have to rally around an other standard bearer in the next cam paign. As the story goes, the agreement that Mr. Lind should remain out of politics was made at the instigation of Judge Ueland, the ex-governor's present partner. Judge Ueland is known as a very successful law yer. His business Aas grown at such a rate during tha last few years that it was necessary to secure a partner of abil ity who could relieve him of a part of the work. When he heard that Mr. Lind in tended practicing law at the close of bis term as governor he opened communica tion on the subject. In the past Judge Ueland, so it is said, has been satisfied with a young man as assistant, and he has taken in two or three young men who have grown pro ficient under his tutelage and then branched out for themselves, usually in a political way. With this experience in mind. Judge Uelaud negotiated with the governor. Knowing Mr. Lind's peculiar position in the politics of the state, his pre-eminence in his party and his liking for the political arena, Judge Ueland ex pressed a fear that in the course of time history might repeat itself and he would again lose a good partner. It was then that the suggestion was made that the agreement be drawn up so that Mr. Lind should bind himself to refrain from mix ing in politics for five years, unless first released from his promise by Judge Ueland, the one other party immediately concerned. SPILLED MUCH LAGER BEER PRANK OF A SWITCH ENGINE After It Was Bumped by a Soo Train It Ran Away. A Soo switching engine, drawing a pas senger train, pulled out of the Milwaukee depot this morning, bound for Shoreham. Standing on the same track at the viaduct in the yards was a small switch engine with her nose pointing eastward. The Soo train came in sight and was well on to the small switch engine before the latter could back up and avoid the collision. Just as the engineer, who bad started his engine the other way, reversed, the crash came. The engine and fireman of the switch engine jumped for their lives without cutting oK the steam. The switch engine then took the bit, and with I no one in the cab. flew along the track at high speed. Stationed on the track at .Twelfth av enue S, was one of the new refrigerator beer cars, all unmindful of the perspir ing and thirsty little switch engine mak ing for the lager at full tilt. The bump came and it could be heard for blocks. The switch engine went up in the air like a "bang tail" crossing her feet at a turn in a race course.' The refrigerator car sizzled and frothed with beer running out at every corner. Immediately all the thirsty section hands, to the number of many hundreds, congregated at the spot and w"ept at the reckless loss. The switch engine is a total wreck. The refrigerator car was also badly demolished. SEABOARD RATES They Will Take a Tumble About Jane 1. Word has reached ' Minneapolis that freight rates to the seaboard on grain and grain products are to be reduced about June 1. According to information at hand the all-rail routes will begin by making a straight reduction of about 3 cents a hundred. The rate from Minneapolis to the seaboard now is 25 cents, and the rate proposed is near 22. At the Soo it was admitted that some thing of the kind had been heard and General Freight Agent Martin said that possibly the lake and rail routes would take advantage of the 3 cent differential and cut correspondingly, meaning that the rate from Minneapolis, lake and rail, would be cut from 22 to 19 or 19%. The rates proposed are the same as were in effect a year ago, but the lake and rail lines maintained that the price was so low that profits were impossible. Hence there is a feeling among officials that possibly the lake and rail lines will refuse to take full advantage of the dif ferential which is their right. BANQUET FOR WOODMEN*. The St. Paul Commercial Club will give a banquet iv honor of the officers of the head camp of the Modern Woodmen, who are to arrive a few days before the convention opens. About sixty will be present, includ ing the mayors of both cities, Senator Clapp and Governor Van Sant. SATIJBDAY EVENING, MAY 18, 1901. Walt Street Wisdom. The panic on 'Change shows the clanger in speculation. Buf there is risk in all business. No one cna accomplish anything who will take no chances, and no amount of ability or care or prudence will avoid serious mistakes and heavy losses. The only prudent course is for every business man to assume that he may fail, and provide as well as he can for his security and recovery when losses come. There is no other security for this purpose which equals an endowment policy in a reliable life insurance company. If death comes your family and estate will be secure, and if you meet reverses and failures before detah the value of your policy will be clear gain. The old STATE MUTUAL LIFE ASSURANCE COMPANY OF WORCESTER, MASS., offers an unsurpassed policy for this pur pose. It is practically an endowment policy every year on ac count of the high yearly cash values. Exact age and address to either of the undersigned will secure a specimen policy with full particulars. C. W. VAN TUYL, General Agent. Associate Agents. AUGUSTUS WARREN. GEORGE A. AINSWORTH. HENRY S. GILBERT. J. B. MOORE. GEORGE B. GRAVES. 505-9 Lumber Exchange. GEORGE L. NICHOLS, FERGUS FALLS. ■ fsSjjggf 15 Styles of Ladies' Shoes. MAristolMQ M^l^Sl The Best Shoes are made by V^fc . Shareod 8 Crooks "12? Bobtail Mines Co Only i9,00Q Shares. We wish to announce that there remain unsold on the third series of stock only 19,000 shares, selling at 15c cash or 17c installment plan. Next Series Will Sell at 2Oc-25c. "^.E^fiS! 1" We Are Producing Ore—Copper, Gold, Silver PAID FOR PROPERTY-$21,460, CASH. OFFICERS—(Xo Salaries Paid to Officers). Dr J. F. FORCE, President. |Mr. C. E. FORCE, Secretary. Mr. John M. REESE, Vice-President.lMr. F. W. DEAN, Treasurer. BOBTAIL MINES CO. Office— West Hotel Building, Minneapolis, Minn. GRAND JURY IS RESTING BRIGGS IS FUEL: IN 5J52.000 BAIL Believed That the Jnry Will Return Other Indictments—Brliftf" la Disg'uttted. The grand jury adjourned last evening until Wednesday morning. No further in dictments were turned in and no effort was made to make any report. Fred A. Briggs, who was named in ten of the indictments returned Thursday evening, was taken before Judge XlcGee and arraigned. Briggs had intended to plead guilty, thinking that there were no more than two counts against him, but when he was informed by the clerk that he was indicted on ten different counts, he concluded that the services of an attorney would be necessary and he accordingly pleaded not guilty, reserving the privilege to change his plea. Briggs was somewhat staggered when the county attorney suggested that bail be fixed in the amount of $200 for each indictment, or $2,000 in the aggregate, and expressed the opinion that it was exces sive. Judge McGee, after a moment's thought, concluded that the amount was reasonable, in view of the fact that the maximum sentence under the law might bring his fines up to a total of $5,000, or send him to the workhouse for five years. John P. Hoy and A. Schwerdfeger, the former a detective and the latter a butch er, went on his bonds and he was released in time to escape a night in the county jail. The indictments against Brigg3 not only charge <him with keeping a gambling de vice, but as a councilor, aider, abettor, commander and inciter of the following named saloonkeepers, in each of whose places it is alleged Briggs had placed slot machines: Frederick E. Becker, Thomas Lyons, G. E. Kent, J. T. Hart, J. T. Bauman, Her man J. Rose, E. Dougherty, Charles Geb hardt, J. L. Kelly and J. O'Keefe. DRAINAGE COMMISSION REAPPOINTED. Governor Van Sant yesterday reappointed the old drainage commission, which exists under the law of 189". The members are E. G. Valentine of Breckenridge, P. H. Konzon of Hallock and M. R. Brown of Crookston. JOHNSON WOULD EXPLAIN 1. County Auditor Johnson of Ramsey county has asked Governor Van Sant to be allowed to explain the charges made against him by the public examiner. GENTRY BROS.' SHOW All Xext Week at Thirteenth Street and Xicollet Avenue. Gentry Brothers' famous trained ani mal exhibition will make its annual visit to Minneapolis next week. The initial performance takes place Monday at 2:30 p. m., and two shows daily will be given. The show grounds are located on Thir teenth street and Nicollet avenue, and a force of men are now at work making the grounds ready fo» thtt arrival of the show, Sunday morning. When here last season the Gentry Brothers delighted vast multitudes of people, and standing room prevailed at almost every performance. The show is said to be much larger and decidedly better this season, there being in the neighborhood of 300 educated ani mal actors taking part in the program. The show comes to Minneapolis from St. Paul, where it is exhibiting this week, and some idea of its magnitude and great ness can be gleaned from the following comment made by the St. Paul Globe of last Monday. The Globe says: The animals displayed not alone an intelli gence almost uncanny in its intensity, but apparent humor and keen appreciation of a joke as well. The clown dogs are really more clever and witty in their fun-making machinations than most circus jokers, and the human species of clown could not ap proach their success. The show is a complete circus, and when the audience pauses for a bit on its way out to "see the animals," it has the satisfaction of knowing that it is visiting the performers as well. Monkey bareback riders, who do all the ring tricks expected of their human fellow '.raftsmen, occasion some surprise, but when little Scotch Rags, the terrier, climbs to the top of a high ladder and leaps into the blan ket held below, the audience quite holds its breath in wonderment. The long and high leaps of the bounds occasion a more technical admiration. Mr. and Mrs. Snyder and Baby Budge did their '"domestic outing" turn in perfect style, grew frivolous and waltzed to gether, then drove with their span and foot man In elegant array. While the dogs are the prime favorites of the show, the ponies are quite as wonderful in their way. Their military maneuvers are remarkable, and their teetering act a bril liant success. The elephants are unusually athletic. One stands on his head on a low pedestal, and another lunches sociably on sandwiches and a cold bottle with his master, while a third does a clever character study as a restaurant waiter. The show is a revelation in the study of animal intellectuality and interesting to adult ar'd child'alike. England imported last year nearly a million pounds of calcium carbide.