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Boil Your Water—Those who are ac
customed to use the city water for drink-Ing
purposes may begin to boil it to-night. The
West Side station was put into service at 1
o'clock this afternoon.
New Kind of Flats—A $10,000 brick
flat building will be erected at Tenth ave
nue S and Eighteenth street by Amos C.
Bardwon. A new feature is a private en
trances to the upper flats. The buildnlg will
fee 62 by 67 feet. The upper flats wyi have
■even rooms and the lower ones six.
Doir Catcher at WorW—The dog catch
er began his rounds yesterday, when Burke,
former possessor of that rank, was equipped
with a star labeled dog catcher and provided
with written authority from the mayor to
go about the city and ensnare unlicensed ca
nines. Burke has a natty new wagon for
this purpose. It is painted green and is
drawn by a pair of high-stepping gray horses.
■ill I» Harmonioim—County Attorney
Boarcrman declares that there is no truth in
the rumor that there is friction between him
eelf and his first assistant, Al J. Smith, and
says that he is well satisfied with the manner
in which Mr. Smith is performing the duties
of his position, and that their relations have
always been of the most amicable character.
Mr. Smith says that he has no intention of
resigning and has had no Intimation that his
resignation would be welcome.
How Hi* Headboard Was Erected
Over Hit Feet.
Arizona Republican.
Quaii Chung is dead and burled. He
died at Maricopa a few days ago and was
brought to Phoenix the next day and pre
pared tor interment by an undertaker. He
had been employed by P. M. Williams for
some time, and was only sick a day or
two before his death, according to Infor
mation furnished by hia countrymen. His
funeral occurred yesterday under the au
spices of the Chinese 'Masonic lodge, and
it was an ostentatious event. Quan was
about 40 years old, and had spent half his
life in Arizona. He was therefore well
known and popular among his country
men, and they did their best to show
lor him proper respect in the arrange
ment of the funeral services.
The funeral took place early in the af
ternoon, and after the ritualistic cere
monies in Chinatown the big procession
•wended Its way to the cemetery, preceded
by the Chinese band, with beating drums
and various other kinds of so-called music.
The Chinamen followed behind in their
usual way, some on foot and some in car
riages and other vehicles. Most of them
had cigars, for of all places for a China
man to lay aside his long handled pipe
and Indulge in the white man's cigar, the
funeral 1b considered the most appropriate.
Besides, a Chinaman is, above all things
else, practical. Tiie proper place to enjoy
a smoke 1b when buggy riding, and a
Chinaman seldom goes buggy riding, ex
cept at a funeral. Them, too, he realizes
that his friend could be no more dead,
even if he did make the occasion an out
ing event, and his chances in the future
life are by no means improved by the
long faces and solemn looks of the mourn
ers. Hence the Chinaman does not weep
or assume a vinegary countenance, but
joes to work practically to give the best
that can be afforded, and leaves with the
dead practically everything he had in this
■worM, and as choice a lot of food as can
be scraped up for his spirit journey.
In due time the procession, which was
greatly augmented by curious Americans,
reached the cemetery, and the final cere
monies were performed. The casket was
lowered and a little dirt was thrown in,
when the high priest stopped the proceed
ings for another bleßsing. More dirt was
thrown in and the proceedings were again
stopped and a big can of well-cooked food
was deposited In the grave. It came to
be a question among the curious as to
whether the high priest or the undertaker
was the master of ceremonies, but the
latter allowed the Celestial to have his
way. Finally the grave was nearly filled
and the undertaker took the headboard
and placed it in position. The Chinaman
stopped him and insisted that the head
board be placed at the other end of the
"But," said the undertaker, "this is
his head."
"Oh, hellee,'- said the Chinaman, "you
put 'em in wrong end to."
"All right," said the undertaker. "I'll
take him up and put him in the other
"No," said the high priest, "too late
now; I think make 'em no difference, put
'em mark here," indicating that the head
board should go at the foot, so the criti
cal Chinese visitor would never know but
that the deceased had been properly laid
away, and it was so done.
▲a Old Hospital Patient Who Lives
by His Needlework.
St Louis Republic.
John Kluser, an aged patient at the city
hospital, has earned his livelihood for the
last twenty-five years by doing fine em
broidery work. He has been in the hos
pital for three weeks, and in this interval
he has busied himself in designing and
working out several elaborate embroi
deries. The corps of nurses, many of
whom are skilled with embroidery, say
that no woman could exceed his deftness
with the colored silks.
Kluser is 71 years old and a native of
Switzerland. His parents were poor and
he grew up a laborer. But by great
economy and self-abnegation hie saved
money enough to begin his studies at a
college in Geneva, Switzerland. While
a student his thoughts turned to religion
and he determined to become a priest.
He then entered a theological college,
and after four years' work, was ready to
be ordained.
At this stage in his career he was, he
sayss wrongly accused of having violated
the rule 3 which bind aspirants to the
priesthood. He denied the charge, but the
archbishop of his diocese refused to or
dain him. He left his native land, came to
the United States, and has since never
communicated with friends or relatives in
the old country.
While engrossed in his theological
studies he became Interested in the his
tory of the monks of the Middle Ages,
many of whom became painters, embroi
derers of church vestments, or the illum
inators of books. In imitation of these
nxonks, Kluser took up embroidery.
Immediately after leaving Europe, Klu
ser secured a position as instructor and
for five years lived comfortably.
But the longing to do work in service of
the church returned, and he moved from
New York, where he was living, in 1880
to Waukesha, Wis., where he obtained a
position in the household of a priest and
embroidered church vestments and church
decorations. He moved thence to a town
in Indiana, and thence, three years ago
to St. Louis.
Chicago Tribune.
"I understand you whipped my boy this
morning," the angry father said, striding
into the schoolroom after the children had
been dismissed.
"Yes, sir, I did," the terrified teacher
answered. "But I did not whip him se
"That's what I'm kicking about," he re
joined. "You don't hurt him at all. Now
look here, sir, I'm one of the largest tax
payers in this school district, and my hoy
is entitled to as good a whipping as you
give any other boy. Understand that! If
you slight him again you'll hear from me
in a way you won't like. Good afternoon
Brooklyn Eagle. '
Bridget O*Hoolahan (reading)— Sure, the
paper says a pace-maker got his head an'
collar-bone bhroken at a bicycle race to
O'Hoolahan (emphatically)— Will, b* gob,
ony mon deserves to hoy his head smashed'
who is fool enough to be a pace-maker an'
Interfere wid a good foight!
Little Lemuel (who has stumbled over
an unaccustomed word in his . reading)—
Uncle Jotham, what is a subsidy?
Farmer Flintrock—lt's the money that
the gov-ment gives ye if you are rich.
Insurance Man Charged With Wil
ful and Corrupt Perjury.
Alleged That the Annual Statement
of Spencer* Company Wai
Charles H. Spencer, the well-known in
surance man, was arraigned before Judge
MoGee yesterday on an indictment
charging "wilful and corrupt perjury."
He entered a plea of not guilty with the
right reserved to withdraw the plea and
demur to the indictment within two days.
Bail was fixed at $3,500 and the case con
tinued until the next term of court.
The case bids fair to be a sensational
one, owing to the prominence of the ac
cused and the fact that the detailed
charges grow out of an investigation set
on foot by the state insurance depart
ment, which resulted some time ago in
the closing of the affairs of the Minne
apolis Fire and Marine Mutual Insurance
company, of which Spencer was the sec
State Insurance Commissioner Elmer
Dearth appeared personally before the
grand jury, and it was practically upon
the evidence given by him that the in
dictment was based. Mr. Dearth early in
the spring secured the appointment of W.
S. Dwinnell as receiver for the company.
In bringing the indictment the grand
jury recites five specific instances in which
Spencer is alleged to have sworn falsely
in making the last annual report of the
company. The report is made a part of
the indictment and purports to cover the
year's business ending Dec. 31, 1900.
The Alleged False Items,
The indictment alleges that Spencer
swore falsely in stating that the amount
of unpaid losses was J21.973.04, when they
in truth amounted to $58,013.74; that he
swore falsely in saying that the ledger
assets were $12,974.32, the correct amount
being $32,974.32. He i« charged with
swearing that the company had a net sur
plus amounting to $35,399.64, when, as a
matter of fact, there existed a deficiency
of $99,000, and he also is accused of re
porting loans secured by real estate
amounting to $62,000, and loans secured
by pledges of stocks and bonds amounting
to $58,000, taking the figures entirely from
his imagination, there being no loans se
cured in either manner.
The report turned in to the insurance
department and the one which is used as
evidence in this case against Spencer,
gives the name of Leonard Paulle aa
president and Charles H. Spencer as sec
retary, but mentions no other officers. The
place of business is given as in the New
York Life building.
Arreat Yesterday.
Mr. Spencer was arrested late Monday
and brought before Judge McGee, but
the latter delayed the arraignment until
next morning. The fact that the indict
ment had been returned was known to Mr.
Spencer some time ago. H. E. Barnes ap
peared as his attorney and bonds were
furnished without delay.
Spencer has been very active in local
politics. He secured the democratic
nomination for register of deeds last year,
after having striven unsuccessfully for the
same nomination two years before.
The accused is of a hasty and impetu
ous disposition and this characteristic has
sometimes brought him trouble. He was
the central figure in one of the most dra
matic episodes which has ever occurred
in a democratic county convention. The
incident took place at Normanna hall last
summer at the convention to select dele
gates to the democratic national conven
tion. Judge W. H. Donahue, a life-long
democrat and an "original" Bryaa man,
wanted the election as one of the dele
gates to the national convention and his
friends were making a winning fight in
his behalf when Spencer arose and dis
tinctly charged that Donahue was not
loyal to Bryan and then related to the
convention a conversation which he de
clared he had had with Donahue. Judge
Donahue boldly replied that Spencer was
a liar, and that no conversation of the
kind alleged had ever occurred between
them. The convention sided with Dona
hue and elected him a delegate.
A Review Called Out by Hopkinion
Smith's Talk.
Boston Transcript.
The recent flippant depreciation of
"Uncle Tom's Cabin" and its author have
set many of us to looking through books
that have been written about Mrs. Stowe —
about her life and about the great work
she attempted, led to it by the prompt
ings of a solemn conviction. None, per
haps, shows more clearly the head and
heart work that Mrs. Stowe put into her
misison than does her "Life and Letters,"
edited by Mrs. James T. Fields.
Day after day, and daily, did Mrs.
Stowe, while she was in Brunswick,
Maine, hear from friends in Boston of the
terror and despair the fugitive slave law
occasioned to industrious and worthy col
ored people who had escaped to New Eng
land and were living in peace and securi
ty. She heard of families broken up and
fleeing in the dead of winter to Canada
to escape the arm of the law. And much
as these fact* pained her fine, noble
nature, she was as deeply grieved at the
apathy of the Christian world here at
the north to these proceedings. The pul
pits and the voices that denounced it were
not loud enough nor prominent enough to
create a folllowing. Small wonder that
she, modestly conscious of her own power,
should have felt that there was a call to
her to put pen to paper in defense of hu
man beings standing in such great need
of a forward movement in their behalf.
Even among people at the north, who
would not be slaveholders themselves,
there was existing a feeling that to be
an abolitionist was an unfashionable at
titude, and this Mrs. Stowe had to combat
along with the great and grievous wrong
Writing to a friend in London at the
time when Mrs. Stowe was at work upon
"Uncle Tom's Cabin," she said it seemed
to her that "she was writing with her
heart's blood, and that before she could
finish her health would fail utterly." But
her faith that earnest prayers would sus
tain her combined with her zeal for the
good she hoped to accomplish, helped her
to finish the task.
There was forced upon Mrs. Stowe, all
the time she was writing, the belief that
people, thousands of them, good, honor
able and upright did not understand the
terrible abomination and blight to a lam,
that slavery and the spirit that made its
license possible could be. All her labor
was one grand endeavor to open the eyes
of such persons, knowing that that accom
plished they would not abide the wrong.
And they did not. She lived to see the
awakening and the terrible battle between
despotism and liberty. Whether or not
that great conflict might have been
averted, whether or not the ends it accom
plished might have been brought about
by moral suasion we cannot tell. Tolstoi
says it might and should have been so.
But admitting, for the sake of argument,
that he is right, he and those who hold
with him must go a step farther along
the broad path they affect and admit that
those who worked then and strove in the
interests of human liberty and right had
none of the "hind-sight" which so easily
shows up the relations of events and
human affairs. They could only look
around and ahead and the outlook was
dark and gloomy, indeed, with no side
lights thrown on it in a promise of better
things to come, except as the results oi
fearful convusions and overturnings.
Baltimore American.
"He says I am a poem," mused the belle
of Chicago, tenderly.
Then, as a wave of dark suspicion
flashed athwart lier mind, she muttered:
•'I wonder if he means an Alfred Austin
And she sat for hours gazing at bar
feet, shaking her head dolefully.
. ■ ■ ■-■'••- ■-—^ v- ; ,—__;-•<.■■. ; ■ '■-;■■.
Lieutenant John Cronin, Despon
dent, Killed HiraieK This
John Cronin, formerly lieutenant of po
lice in the second precinct, living at 922
Main street J^E., committed suicide yes
terday by shooting himself in the fore
head with a revolver. He was In bed at
the time. Twice he pulled the trigger of
his 38 Smith & Wesson. The first cart
ridge failed to explode. The second buried
a bullet deep in his brain, and in less than
an hour and a half, at 9:30 a. m., he was
Dr. R. p. O'Brien was called, but no
medical help could save the man. Coro
ner Williams was notified, but deemed no
inquest necessary.
Despondency and ill health are the cause
assigned for the suicide. Cronin and his
brother, Michael, were among the officers
discharged from the police force Jan. 1
by Mayor Ames. This greatly dispirited
Cronin and protracted fits of melancholy
followed. Last week he had engaged to
enter the saloon business, having: bought
a place on the East Side. Yesterday he
told his brother, Michael, that he wished
he would attend to the final arrangements
and get the saloon in shape for business.
He complained of feeling badly, and said
he thought he would take a vacation be
fore he started in. Cronin was 46, and
leaves a wife and four children. He was
appointed to the police force In April,
18S2, promoted to a sergeantcy in Sep
tember, 1891, and to a lieutenancy in the
spring of 1892.
They Meet In State Convention in
Delegates to the state convention of the
Minnesota Grain Growers 1 association and
the Farmers' Alliance mot in Medical hall,
Andrus building, yesterday, in joint b«»
--sion. P. H. Rahilly called the meeting to
order and was named temporary chairman.
The morning and afternoon sessions were
occupied with a discussion of what the char
acter of new organization should be. The
sentiment appeared to favor a general organ
ization within which could be formed a stock
company for the transaction of business.
The attendance is not large. This is saij
to be due to the fact that the farmers are
busy and although taking much Interest in
the gathering have delegated men to repre
sent them. Many of the old-timers in the
farmer movement in Minnesota were in at
tendance. These included C. H. -Hopkins of
Fairfax, S. W. Powell of Stillwater, H. V.
Poore of Bird Island, M. R. Parks of Lester
Priarie, Seth Bottomley of Wmnebago City,
S. A. Steenerson of Lakeville, and Haldor E.
Boen of Fergus Falls. The attendance will
be increased by arrivals on this evening's
J. C. Hanley announces a meeting of the
supreme council of the Allied Agricultural
associations of America was held at the
West Hotel Monday evening. Several national
associations were said to be, represented. J.
C. Hanley was elected president: M. P. Moran
of Graceville, Minn., vice president; H. A.
Wilcox, second vice president; J. C. Mangen,
consul; L. S. Russel, secretary; Louis Bulby,
The delegates in attendance at the state
meeting in this city refer to this
election as "Hanley's bluff." They say that
most of the officers elected by the allied
agricultural supreme council are Minnesota
men, and one of them, the second vice presi
dent, is in Europe now on a visit.
Hanley's Convention.
The National Grain Growers' convention
at the capitol St. Paul to-day was not largely
attended. The largest number in the hail
at any one time was seventeen.
Secretary Hanley and President Moran^aid
that some confusion had arisen from the fact
that it had been published in other states
that the convention would not begin until to
President Moran denied that P. H. Rahllly's
rival convention In Minneapolis had anything
to do with the small attendance at the St.
Paul meeting. "We have nothing to do with
them," said he. "They have been kicking
ever since we organized this association two
years ago. They don't disturb us at all. We
have no quarrel with them."
The business of the session at the capitol
was confined to the appointment of standing
committees. The one on resulutions follows:
T. S. Rogers, Minnesota: Thomas Dodd,
North Dakota: W. J. Dunbar, Wiscon
sin; S. H. Greely, Illinois; T. S. Russell, New
York; H. A. Wilcox, Tennessee; Janaea But
ler, Kansas; John Cook, Oregon; D. L. Ayer,
Missouri; W. P. Stock, Iowa; John Chamber
lain, South Dakota; George O. Dunlap, Cali
fornia; M. F. White, Washington; L. E. Ke'.
lle, Nebraska; T. R. MeShane, Michigan; B.
Murray, Iowa; W. J. Donnelly. Manitoba.
Their Fury Terrible When They
Reach Great Velocity.
Philadelphia Times.
The chief characteristic of tropical hur
ricanes is their high wind velocity. No
storm of temperate latitudes ever devel
ops such appalling fury. There are few
places in the interior of the United States
where the wind ever blows more than
forty or fifty miles an hour, but in a West
Indian cyclone velocities of eighty, ninety
and one hundred miles are not uncom
mon, and in 1897, at Cape Lookout, N. C,
the anemometer registered 138. At sea
this means the destruction of small ves
sels and often proves fatal to large ones.
On land it means the demolition of weak
edifices and damage to crops, and where
the contour of the shore favors such an
operation continued gales of exceptional
force bank up the sea five, ten and even
fifteen feet higher than usual.
The last phenomenon should be distin
guished from the mysterious tidal wave
that sometimes accompanies a hurricane,
but which is a momentary affair. A surge
rising from ten to fifty feet will some
times rush in toward the land when a
tropical storm is prevailing, working in
conceivable disaster within a few min
utes. Ships are torn from their anchor
ages and hurled ashore, to remain high,
if not dry, hundreds gf yards from the
water. Small vessels have thus been
landed in tree tops in the Bahamas. A
storm wave that swept the Ganges delta
in 1864 drowned 45,000 persons, and an
other in 1876 no less than 100,000.
During the early stages of their history
tropical cyclones rarely advance more
than eight or ten miles an hour. At that
tfme their diameter is small, generally
between 100 and 200 miles. After reaching
higher latitudes and recurving they ex
pand somewhat and their progress is more
rapid. Eight full days elapsed after the
recent hurricane was detected to the
south of Porto Rico before Galveston felt
Another peculiarity of this class of dis
turbances is the remarkable fall in the
barometer that accompanies them. From
the outside to the center, or calm "eye of
the storm," the distance may not be more
than fifty miles, and yet the barometer
may fall during the passage of the hurri
cane over a given spot from the vicinity
of 30 inches to 27.5. Greely mentions a
case in which the barometer at Guade
loupe fell from 29.9 to 27.9 in seventy min
utes. Much lower readings than this have
been observed, however,. Few storms of
temperate latitudes ever affect the bar
ometer to a greater extent than half an
inch, and even this change is far more
gradual than with a hurricane, owing to
the much greater breadth of northern de
pressions. Torrents of rain, often amount
ing to three or four inches a day, and
sometimes even more, usually fall while
a tropical storm is prevailing.
Mr. Tompkins Avnoo—Then, you think
that even if Delia and young Roslyn are
not actually engaged they are as good
as engaged?
Mrs. Tompkins Avnoo (positively)— Yes,
she doesn't refrain from eating onion 3
any more nights when he is going to call.
Gowanus—l had $2 in my pocket last
night, but this morning there is only a
penny or two. Did you need some money
for a spring shirt waist and take it, Ara
Mrs. Gowanus (astoniahed)—Yes. but I
only took $L9B!
The Rain Deluged Foresters' Camp
First > Inspection of the Uniformed
Woodmen Found Some
' . ,'.'. ' Hunt) Axe*.
Long before reveille sounded yesterday
morning, the Foresters In Camp Northcott,
University avenue and Victoria street, St.
Paul, were up and busily at work making
their tents habitable. The terrific rain
storm, which commenced a little after 2
a. m., and continued for nearly two hours,
almost inundated the little white city, and
the occupants of many tents were forced
to clamber onto chairs and boxes to keep
out of the water which flowed in streams
down the side of the hill from University
to Fuller avenues. The thin canvas served
but ill in keeping out the rain. Even
where the cots were elevated there was
little sleep because of the brilliant and
noisy electrical storm.
Kalamaxoo's Hard Luck.
The members of Kalamazoo, Mich.,
Company C, seem to have fared the worst.
Their tents were at the bottom of the
hill, near Fuller avenue, and in the di
rect path of an old road. This became
a real river, and some of tbe tents were,
at times, as much as four inches deep
in water. The members of the crack
drill team from Lincoln, Neb., division No.
1, and of the Omaha team also got a good
wetting, and the entire forenoon was
spent ditching around the tents and put
ting in floors. A special order was issued
early in the morning permitting those
troubled with water to move into tents
higher up.
Many Team* Arrive.
It was the first day for camp routine,
and except for slight delay at the early
calls, everything has proceeded in reg
ular military fashion all day. About 7
a. m. other drill teams began to arrive,
and they have continued to swarm in all
day. Leaving the street cars each team,
under It 3 captain, would form in line and
march to headquarters and report. It
would then be assigned quarters for th 6
encampment. Those to arrive yesterday
were as follows:
To-day* Arrivals.
Sparta, Wis., No. 560, Captain Levl T.
Rathbun; Sleepy Eye, Minn., Charter Oak.
Captain Charles Fletcher; St. Paul, No. 3S00;
Joplin, Mo., 3093, Captain Ed Duckett; Lu
verne, lowa, 3792, Captain J. P. Harrison;
Galesburg, 111., 667, Captain Nels Larson; Dcs
Moines, lowa, 276(5, Captain Grom; West Su
perior, Wi»., 779, Captain A. Murdock; Oska
loosa, lowa, 260, Captain Frank Harrison.
fifteen Battalions.
The first battalion drill was held yester
day morning. There were fifteen battalions
on the ground, each made up of four com
panies. The field was not in the best of
condition and drill was cut rather short.
It was viewed by Major General John H.
Mitchell, commandant of the camp and
also commander of the Forester forces of
the United States, and General Liggett,
of Dcs Moines. General Mitchell was
much pleased.
Inspection by Saxon.
A careful inspection of camp was made
by Acting Inspector General M, W. Saxon,
of Topeka. He reported everything in ex
cellent condition. The officer was a little
caustic In his remarks to a few of the men
who had their axes in bad shape, and ex
pressed a desire to see things In better
condition to-morrow. During the morning
the men were cleaning up their clothing
and axes, and the inspector will not catch
any of them napping again.
Acting Assistant Surgeon General F. A.
Smith of Zanesville, 0., who under Surgeon
General C. A. McGollom, of Minneapolis,
is in charge of the hospital, reports the
health of the men in camp most excellent.
There is not a case of serious illness.
Good Order.
Lieutenant Boerner, of the Rondo police
station, St. Paul, who, with a detail of
about a dozen patrolmen, has been as
signed to the cam©, says the order has
been exemplary. "They are all perfect
gentlemen," he said, speaking of the men
in camp. "We have not had a bit of
trouble and do not expect to have." The
officers of the camp were announced, this
morning as follows:
Officers of the Camp.
Major general, John H. Mitchell, lonia,
Mich., commanding; acting adjutant general.
L. F. Strawn, Pontiac, 111.; camp commander,
Brigadier General J. D. Liggett, Dcs Moinea;
quartermaster general, F. T. Anderson, Rock
ford, 111.; assistant adjutant general, Colcnel
F. I. Ringer, Lincoln, Neb.; aetibg inspector
general, M. W. Saxon, Topeka, Kan.; surgeon
general, Dr. C. A. McCollom, Minneapolis;
assistant quartermaster general, S. R. Davis,
Rock Island, 111.; assistant inspector general,
S. J. Delong, Grand Rapids, Mich.; acting
commissary, General C. S. Schurman, St.
Paul; assistant judge advocate general, M.
O'Brien, Crookston, Minn.; acting assistant
commissary general, W. R. Hodges, Sleepy
Eye, Minn.; acttng assistant surgeon general,
F. A. Smith, Zanesville, Ohio.
Aides and Inspectors—Captain J. H. Wilson,
St. Paul; Captain S. L. Gillette, Montgomery,
111.; Colonel E. E. .Georgia, Munice, IJ1.;
Charles Fetzer, Springfield, 111.; Major E. A.
Mitchell, Chillicothe, 111.; Major W. V. TuX
ford, Clinton, lowa.
Four Brave Women,
There are four women in camp. They
.are Mrs. Mitchell, the wife of the com
manding general; Mrs. Anderson, wife of
the quartermaster general; Mrs. Davis,
wife of the assistant quartermaster gen
eral, and Mrs. Strawn, wife of the acting
adjutant general. They occupy tents in
the officers' quarters. Mrs. Mitchell is one
of the most prominent members of the
Royal Neighbors, the auxiliary order. She
was delegate from Michigan to the su
preme camp, which met last month, and
is a member of lonia camp, No. 1539, of
Thirty-eigrht Teams Inspected.
Thirty-eight teams which have entered for
the prize competition drills were inspected
this afternoon on the plat west of Camp
Northcott, by three army officers, selected by
the citizens' committee of St. Paul. The
competitive drills will begin to-morrow after
noon, at Lexington ball park.
Nates and Queries.
It appears that a surviving sister of
the deceased is in receipt of a govern
ment pension on account of her supposed
descent, but the details have not been
proved. It is known that the prefix "De"
Is an imposture, for one Foe or Fooe, of
Elton, Northamptonshire, was father of
the butcher, James Foe, of Cripplegate,
whose eminent son named Daniel assumed
the noble prefix. He had two sons, of
whom, Daniel emigrated, and his descend
ants heve been reported in America; the
younger son, known very notoriously as
"Norton," had a son named Samuel, (no
doubt after the progenitor Dr. Annesley),
who died in 1782, and two grandsons, of
whom Joseph was executed as a homicide
in 1771" while James survived and left two
married daughters. I do not know that
any authentic pedigree has been carried
further, so have regarded a very respec
table family named Baker as the true
representatives of the author of "Robin
son Crusoe"; one is a cleric, whose name
may be traced in the "Clergy List," an,d
who is perhaps in possession of fuller de
Stockholm Svenska Dagblad.
The postal authorities at Brussels have
lately noticed that the mail bags despatched
to the Congo were not being duly returned
and after a lot of trouble they have discov
ered the reason. It appears that the colored
postmen in the Congo Free State make pres
ents of the mail bags to their wives or
fiances. These ladies simply cut out the
bottoms and, by drawing what is left over
their heads, and with the assistance of a
piece of string, they have an ultra modern
ready-made costume. The fact that the sacks
are furnished with an enormous black seal,
bearing the legend, "Brussels-Centre," does
not disconcert them In the least.
Why Inspector Farr Was With-
drawn From Duty.
Indian Commi**loner Deniea That
Wool Has Been Drawn Over
Hit Eye*.
front Tlta Journal Bureau.. Room 4&, 'JPo«*
Building, Washington- :'J >
Washington, June 12.—"The real reason
for InHDector Farr's withdrawal from re
scaling duty at White Earth," said In
dian Commissioner Jones, "was be
cause the treasury department, or rather
the controller of the treasury, refused to
allow any part of the logging fund to be
sued for the payment of assistant sealers.
Farr asked for about $500 for that pur
pose, and when the question of authority
to use % the money was referred to the
controller, he ruled that an Indian fund
could not be used for that purpose. There
was no special appropriation and there
fore Farr was withdrawn and Captain
Mercer instructed to go ahead with the
rescale with such salaried employes of his
agency as could be utilized. Inspector
Sullivan will probably be employed. Cap
tain Mercer himself will soon go to White
Earth to go over the work and will then
make a full report.
"Relative to Farr's reported statement
that I have been deceived by persons in
the Indian service," continued Commis
sioner Jones, "I do not know what he
means. I have been kept fully Informed
as to conditions on all the reservations
during the dead-and-down operations and
no one has deceived me in the least. Mr.
Farr's last report is to the effect that
there was more green timber cut than |
had been reported by Inspector Sullivan. I
That is merely one man's judgment. Farr I
is a good lumberman and Sullivan has the |
reputation of being one, too, so it is a
question of which one is right. I have
asked Captain Mercer to make full report
on all camps and will take his statements
as to actual trespass and accept com
promise with contractors. I have all the
reports and will acknowledge they are
conflicting. I am trying to sift what In
formation I can get on the subject so
as to get at the facts. It may not be
necessary for me to go to Minnesota to
make Investigation, but if it is I shall go..
I can do more in a personal interview of
half an hour than with a month's cor
respondence. One thing I will state posi
tively, however, is that Farr made no
charges against any one connected with
dead-and-down timber operations. He
simply reported conditions as he found
"One fact not generally known is that
dead-and-down contractors were not
obliged to pay for green timber cut by
loggers. Trespass was committed by log
gers, and contractors could not be held
legally responsible for their acts, although
they advanced funds and appliances for
getting out logs. It was only through
persuasion by Captain Mercer that con
tractors paid for green timber at all. They
paid the prices demanded by Farr in or
der not to have any difficulty with the
government. Under their contracts we
could have obliged them to take only
strictly dead-and-down timber, and we
should have been obliged to put up green
timber at auction and sell to the highest
bidder. The prices paid by the contractors
were larger than were paid by private par
ties on the same class of timber. I have
a letter in my desk now in which a con
tractor shows that he bought logs at S3
and $4 a thousand feet less than he paid
the government for green timber cut in his
Commissioner Jones said that he
could not afford any assistance to the
Mille Lacs Indians who were recently
evicted from their homes on their reser
vation except to pay the expense of re
moval to the White Earth reservation
whenever they are ready to go there. Un
der the law they only have titles to burial
grounds around the lake, which was given
to them by congress last winter, the other
land on the reservation being declared
public domain and subject to settlement
and entry ac are other public lands.
—W. W. Jermane.
Farr Will Tell Commissioner Jones
What He Knows.
Vetv TorJe Sun Sv*<+ial Servic*
Milwaukee, Wis., June 12. —Former As
semblyman Joseph R. Farr, of Phillips,
Wis., now general superintendent of log
ging in the Indian service, is stirring up
a hornet's nest on the White Earth res
ervation in Minnesota, and when Commis
sioner Jones at Washington hears from
him there is apt to follow one of the
biggest, scandals that the government at
Washington ever had to deal with.
Last winter, Mr. Farr, who rescaled In
dian logs in Minnesota, recovered for the
Indians $100,000. Later on the White
Earth representative of Captain Mercer of
Leech lake agency reported a cut of 13,000,
--000, to which the Indians took exception,
and Farr was ordered there by the Indian
commissioner. However, according to the
best information obtainable here, a con
certed effort on tbe part of the persons
deeply interested was made to keep him
out, but he succeeded in getting in and
found In one camp more unauthorized
green timber cut than Superintendent Sul
livan had reported on the entire reserva
Mr. Farr was in the city to-day and said
he had been ordered from Washington to
stop the investigation for the alleged rea
son that a question had arisen between the
treasury department and the Indian office
as to who should pay the expenses in
"I don't care to say much about this
matter just at this time," said Mr. Farr,
"but I believe that Commissioner Jones
has been deceived as to the condition of
affairs at White Earth by persons in the
Indian service."
It is said that the continuance of the
investigation in Minnesota would mean a
loss to several big lumbermen of at least
$50,000, and it is believed Mr. Farr will
urge the commissioner to go ahead before
the logs get into the water, when it will
be impossible to tell the difference be
tween "dead and down" and "green"
Mr. Farr would make no charges against
any one for publication, but it is evident
that the Indian commissioner has now, or
will have in a few days, a statement of the
situation before him from Farr that will
result in an Investigation with startling
results, unless such a thing is balked be
cause of the dispute over expenses between
the treasury aud the Indian office.
St. Anthony Park Ausot-iution Has an
Ambitious Project.
The St. Anthony Park Manufacturers' as
sociation has secured by subscription $10,000
in stock and will place an additional $25,000
In bonds for the purpose of erecting an expo
sition building. The association hopes to con
centrate the twin city market for furniture
and kindred lines, such' as crocker, stoves,
A prominent manufacturer says that per
sons coming to the twin cities to purchase
furniture are now compelled to make long
journeys through the two cities before com
pleting their buying. The new exposition
building will have most of these lines under
one roof. This will not only make it more
convenient for the buyer, but add to the im
portance of the twin pities as a market. Over
35,000 feet of floor space has already been
subscribed by manufacturers and jobbers. The
association hopes to have the new building
ready by Sept. 1. The site has already been
selected.' Minnesota manufacturers in the
lines mentioned, outside the twin cities, will
be aeked to subscribe for floor space.
Brooklyn Eagle.
Mrs. Lynbrook (finally)— Henry, you
shouldn't treat the subject of the Daugh
ters of the Revolution so lightly.
Lynbrook (gravely)—l don't. I think
that the United States government should
recognize the Daughters of the Revolution
i as belligerents.
WEDNESDAY - ifi. VEXING, JUNE. 12, 1901.
Rochester Shoe Store,
Big lot Ladies' hand turned Strap Child's kid button, sizes 3 |A A
Sandals and Oxford Ties; O -j^ to 6; to close IOC
closing price.. %9 m%m Child , B button ; Bizeß o
ft v Child's calf button, sizes QQa
Ladies'fine Vici Kid Lace Boots, 6 and 7; cut t0............ 6^IC
new styles; to close <£f /8 C| Child hand turned butt spring
out --v • .^■■■Mr heel, kid "tips, sizes 6to 8; J&ink^
Ladies'finest Vici Kid Strap San- cloßinß out *S-5*G
dais, hand turned, fit 4 ,<m£% s Misses' fine vici kid, lace and but
worth $1.75; cut t0.,. V■■ ■*f ton. all solid, worth 01.25; OQ A
cut to OuC
Ladies' light or heavy sole Lace Men's kid and calf lace, broken lots
Boots, new toes, fine Ol QO values to %'&. Clos- $± * An
vuakid ..^llaSfO ing-out price.. 9liifO
Ladies' $2.25 hand turned Oxford Men's $3.00 arid 83.50 box calf and
Ties; closing fit 4 £5 Eg vici kid lace, hand ftA /SO
price........ 9 livD sewed, cut to close... itO
A High Wind for a Time—No Local
«..: Damage—Effect on
. Crops.
. ' ■■■'-■"
A good, hard, drenching rain fell In
Minneapolis Tueslay morning. As far as
amount of moisture, it was a record
breaker for the present dry season. It is
a long time since an inch of rain has fall
en in one shower. The total fall
was 1.14 of an inch. The storm began at
2:45 and ceased at 4:20. The weather
bureau report shows that the heaviest
rain was between 2:65 and 3:35, when 1.10
inches fell. The storm was accompanied
by considerable thunder and lightning.
At 3:10 a twenty-five mile gust of wind
came up.
St. Paul had a hard rain also, with
a fall of 1.14 inches. At Grand Meadow
there was 1.10 inches and at Rapid City,
S. D., 1.18 inches. At Duluth only .76 of
an inch fell. The weather map indicates
that the area of precipitation extends
from Lake Michigan to the western coast,
not farther south than a line running
from Chicago to Portland.
Generally Speaking; Rains Did Not
Injure Crop.
The heavy rain storm did no seri
ous damage to the growing wheat,
except in places through Minnesota. Ele
vator men had telegraphic advices report
ing a sharp downpour at numerous points,
but confined principally to Minnesota.
The storm had its greatest strength at
two points, Minneapolis and Rapid City,
S. D., this latter point receiving 1.18
inches of rain. Through North Dakota
the precipitation was lighter, with .06
inches reported from Williston, .08 from
Moorhead and a trace at Bismar,ck. Huron
reported a good rain.
The Only Danger.
The only element of danger that grain
men see in the present situation is that
likely to arise if these rains continue.
Inasmuch as the late predictions are for
showers to-night and to-morrow over
Minnesota and parts of the Dakotas, there
is reason for the nervousness. A week
ago there was a cry for rain, and relief
came in the nick of time, preventing a
great loss from drought. Now the grain
men are afraid a good thing may be
overdone. Too much rain, followed by a
day or two of hot weather, would cause
rust in the wheat and lower the quality.
Funeral Services for tbe Late Mrs.
W. P. Kirkirood.
The funeral of Mrs. Virginia Rose Kirk
wocd, wife of William P. Kirkwood, was
held yesterday afternoon from the parlors
of Westminster church. The private serv
ices were conducted at the home, 1804
Park avenue. At 3 o'clock members of the
Young Ladies' society, representatives
from Westminster club and from The
Journal editorial staff and other
friends, assembled at the church for the
simple services which were conducted by
the Rev. Dr. J. B. Bushnell.
The quartet, Miss Williams, Mrs. Porte
ous, Mr. George and Mr. Fisher, sang
•'Lead Kindly Light" and "Asleep it
Jesus." Mrs. Porteous gave as a solo "My
Am Countrie." Dr. Bushnell read scrip
tural selections and offered prayer. His
brief remarks were full of consoling sym
The sprays of roses and floral tributes
from friends were beautiful in their sim
plicity. Palms were placed, around the
room In profusion.
The burial services were held later in
the afternoon at Oakland cemetery in Sf
State Convention of the Order for
Witiconsin In Session.
Special to The Journal.
Madison, Wis., June 12.—The biennial state
convention of the Catholic Order of Foresters
opened its session here yesterday. Aside
from the 150 delegates there were excursions
from all parts of the state and fully 5,000
visitors are in the city. The convention
opened with solemn high mass said by
Father Ryan of Milwaukee and the sermon
was preached by Rev. Ambrose Murphy of
La Crosse. It will be in sesion three days.
"Miss Bliggins laughed at me when I pro
posed to her." said •"Willie" Wighiugtou
"And yet," commented Miss Cayenne, "peo
ple say that women have no true sense of
And we have them just 5 as 1 advertised—Dyer & Howard Upright Piano
$60, at $5 per month, Lyon & Healy "Upright Piano $75, at $5 per
month, fine Square Pianos $15 to $35, at 83 per month, flue Organs from
$10 to $25, at $2 per month and numerous other fine bargains.
Piano & Organ Bargain Store
631 First Avenue South.
IwiN Cml
Ell I Thoroughly Modern Equip- I IKg
HI I Every Line I* a Private Line. O
■I I No Listening by Others. F|
.QH I No Snapping In the Ears. Bj
MB I Prompt and Courteous ser- hi
i Business Phones, $4.00 £7. 1
i Residence Phones, $2.50 sr. r. 1
wfi Give the Twin City Telephone lln
M&A ■ Trial. !|i
ill Twin City Telephone Co, m
iyyj 414 Third Aye. So. |jj|
Consideration tit the Seminary Is«
sue May Soon Be Reached.
Special to The Journal.
Jewell Junction, lowa, June 12.—The
morning sermon preached before the
Hange synod was preached by Rev. Mr.
Utheim of Madison, Minn. The discussion
regarding the new arrangement for the
Budboreren was long and argued from all
sides. The chief point was as to whether
there should be a spicial editor for the
China mission department and it was de
cided to let the whole editorship of Bud
boreren to one editor. The matter 3* the
schools direction was reported this morn
ing and if this report can be brought up
consideration of the school question will
At the afternoon session the president
for the South Dakota district continued
the discussion of the China mission. It
was decided to hold one general meeting
each year and several smaller meetings.
It was also voted to send to Consu! Wil
cox of Hankau, China, a letter of thanks
for valuable services given the Hauge
mission during the recent troubles in
Rev. Mr. Ronning was elected superin
tendent of missions in China for a term
of three years and will return to China
soon. The China mission treasurer's re
port shows a balance of $10,200 in the
treasury. It was decided to print the
minutes of the meeting in English and
Norwegian. Professor Ringstad, of Red
Wing, offered to translate the Norwegian
minutes into English, and his offer was
The important question yesterday after
noon was how to secure theological pro
fessors for the future- It is expected
that Professor Hanson will soon resign,
and to secure some one to take his place
is an important question. The faculty
and students of Jewell college gave a con
cert last night.
Brooklyn Eagle.
Hempstead (sympathetically)— Moving?
I thought you were entirely pleased with
the house you were living in!
Meadowbrook (miserably)— Well, my wife
has accumulated so many empty tin crack
er boxes, grape baskets and pickle bottles
"that would come in handy some day,"
that we didn't have room in the last house.
Is What You Need—
Also Negligee Shirts, Hose,
Belts, etc., etc.

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