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CITY NEWS jjSiiO or 2O Days—Joseph Burns was yestetday senrenced to pay a fine of $20 or serve twenty days in the workhouse for the theft of a mirror. He claimed to remember nothing of having bommltted such an offense. Accident at New Cof C—B. F. Kee nan. a Tiveter on the new Chamber of Com merce building, fell yesterday from a swinging -beam and was seriously injured. At the city hospital, his Injuries were cared wr and he was later removed to his borne at 211 Seventeenth avenue SE. Franklin Aye Burglary — Burglars entered the store of H. A. Anderson at *\Vnk lin and Thirteenth avenue Thursday night and ransacked the building thoroughly, securing six revolvers, a lot of pocket knives, the change in the money till and other articles. The safe was not tampered with. Car Shortage looked For— The Mis sissippi Valley Lumberman says: Tho lum bermen in Minneapolis are looking for a car shortage within the next sixty days, and are making arrangements accordingly. Last year with poor crops, there was a scarcity of cars to move the grain and handle the lumber business, and this year with the large grain yi«ld expected and the greatly increased de mand for lumber, conditions are bound to be worse. Tuttle Will tome Back—J. Van Val kenburg, attorney for the American Mining Investment company, says that he received a telegram from C. R. Tuttle, manager of the company, yesterday that hi will probably re turn to the city Sunday morning. President Brill sa>s that the story that Mr. Tuttle has skipped out is untrue. He is where he can reach Minneapolis within twenty-four hours Mr. Brill does not think that the grand jury will give the affairs of the company any seri ous thought. "Mon. »v l.yjj." Line 1h Cat—Because of repairs on the Seventh street SE bridge, the Monroe aud Lycdale car Hue has been severed =t the bridal. A Monroe street btub has bteu put in connrctins with the Kighth and Central tars. On the west side cars will ruu from LynJnlf- ;uid Thtriy-rirst street as far as the union station. Passengers can transfer to or from the Eighth and Central and to the Bryu Mawr lines and other trans fers will bo given as usual. NECROLOGICAL JOSEPH ROTHSCHILD. o f the firm of J. Rothschild & Co.. wholesale milliners, of St. Paul, died suddenly Thursday, at his home iv that city, of p?~;touitis. Mr. rioths cbild was ut> years oil Nji.-*-as lived in Si. Paul since 18So. (APT. GEORGE C. WHITCOMB'S fu neral was held yesterday. Rev. Henry Holmes, of the Lowry Hill Congregational church, conducting the services. Captain Whitcomb had been a member of Morgan post, G. A. R., and an escort from that body guarded the remains. The burial was at Alexandria, Minn. VWIE FIELDSV—The funeral serv ices for Annie Fieldby, who died last Sun day, will be announced to-morrow. BOUGHT BY DONALDSON liLASS BLOCK MAX'S PURCHASE Buys ti()xliJs Feet With Building on Seventh St—An Investment, He Says. A real estate deal of considerable mag nitude was closed yesterday between L. S. Donaldson of the Glass Block and C. C. Taylor of this city, representing John N. Steams of New York. By this transaction Mr. Donaldson be comes the owner of the property at 76-78 --80-82 Seventh street S, on which stands a three-story brick block 60x165 feet in area. This property is located between Xicollet and First 'avenue S and those familiar with local conditions will recognize the property as a valuable one. It is learned that the terms were agreed upon a couple Of months ago, when Mr. Steams was in Europe, but the deal was not formally closed until to-day. Mr. Donaldson was averse to having much said about the matter when seen this afternoon, but he smiled significant ly when it was mentioned that the build ing ran back to the Glass Block annex. He said that he had no plans for the im mediate future as far as the Glass Block was concerned. He had purchased it in his own name for an investment. NO BASIS IN FACT Another Ben ton County Seat Story Denied. Special to The Journal. Sauk Rariids, Minn., June 22.—The re port in Friday's Tribune dated Foley is wholly false. The item was to the effect that J. A. Senn, county attorney, and George H. Homan, clerk of court, were about to resign their offices, being in danger of mob violence should they go to Foley, the new count:' seat. Messrs. Senn and Homan's actions dur ing the county seat war have been highly commended, even by Foley people. They were in Foley yesterday and met with a most cordial reception from the people there. p They are among the most influential citizens of the county and such report is galling to their friends. The contest over the county seat is ended and Sauk Rapids and Foley entertain no antagonism toward one another. FOR INFANTICIDE MisgMuchkovlch'H Preliminary Trial HeKiiii at Benson. Special to The Journal. Benson, Minn., June 22.—Miss Lena Machkovich, who is supposed to have murdered her child near Murdock, June 19, was brought here this morning from Wahpeton, N. D., and lodged in jail. The preliminary trial is now in progress and several witnesses have arrived from Mur dock. She denies all knowledge of the affair, but admits being at Murdock at the time. The conductor on the Breckenridge di vision says that the woman made two attempts to jump from the train. This gives credence to the supposition that she was either insane or laboring under a great mental strain. NEW PATENTS. Washington, D. C, June 22.—(Special)— The following patents were issued this ■week to Minnesota and Dakota inventors, as reported by Williamson & Merchant, patent attorneys, 929-935 Guaranty build ing, Minneapolis, Minn.: George C. Con ant, Minneapolis, dump weighing scaie; Gustaf A. Erickson, Minneapolis, artificial leg; Robert Ferguson, St. Paul, fire kindler or similar apparatus for mixing air and fluid; Claus O. Glere, Hayfleld, Minn., mail box; Charles E. Hogberg, Red Wing, Minn., baker"s oven; Charles A. Moll, St. Paul, receptacle or envelope; Charles O. Nelson, Duluth, coffee boiler; Edward Oredalen, Spring Creek, Minn., machine gearing; Aba E. Vrooman. Hunter, N. D., vegetable topping ma chine; William A. Wilkinson, Minneapo lis, saw guide for band saw mills; Wil liam A. Wilkinson, Minneapolis, saw stretching device for band saw mills; Nellie J. Young, Minneapolis, garment fastener. GLAD TO OBLIGE. Chicago Tribune. Tiresome Caller—This coat of mine, by the way, feels as if it were too tight across the shoulders. Would you mind looking at the back of it and giving me your opinion? Bored Host—l should be most happy. SARTORIAL SHEARS. Smart Set. Parker—Did you buy that suit for all wool? Tucker—l did-. Parker—Well, you got fleeced, old fellow. THE LAW. Tit-Bits. Prisoner—lt's difficult to see how I can be a forger, your lordship. Why, I can't sign my own name. Judge—You are not charged with signing your own name. INCORRIGIBLE. Philadelphia Times. "If there ever was a terrible child in this world," remarked the worried mother, "he's one." "What's his particular fault?" "Do what I will, I can't break him of the habit of telling the truth right out when we have company." 'LITTLE PITTSBURG' A Busy Manufacturing Center in Southeast Minneapolis. EAGLE FOUNDRY TO BE THERE Shippers Demand the Establishment of « Freight Depot for Their Business. "Little Pittsburg," as the manufacturing district at the intersection of the inter urban line and- the Milwaukee tracks on southeast University avenue is called has reached such an importance as a shipping point that it requires a railway freight depot. A. Harris of the Harris Machinery company has taken the initiative in the matter and is preparing statistics as the amount of freight which each firm in this district is required to haul by teams to the far distant stations of the different roads. The Nearest freight depot is that of the Great Western at Tenth avenue S. Some firms require three teams haul m all day to transport their shipments to the railroads. The statistics will be carefully prepared and turned over to the railroad companies as an argument in favor of establishing a joint station. The Harris Machinery company for instance, and this is only one of many, sends its finished product all over the world. The sum total of the shipments each day will foot well up into the thousands of pounds. List of Shippers. A partial list of the shippers who would use a freight depot at this point is: E. R. Howell & Co., J. L. Owens & Co., f-taiidard Oil company, Globe Iron Works, Lenhart Wagon company, Peteler Car Works, American Linseed company, Northern Linseed Oil company, R. B. Thompson, JiJhnson Smith & Co., Harris Machinery company, Grau-Cur tis company, Ridler & Sons, Davis Brothers, ;.nd grocery and other stores in the vicinity. "Little Pittsburg" is a term applied to the district owing to the foundries at the Intersection of the tracks, which make the neighborhood lurid with their cupola flames. Several new industries are to be located here in the immediate future. A Xew Foundry, On Monday the contracts will be let for a new foundry. The work of putting up the buildings will be commenced next week, and by the first of August the new plant will be put in operation. J. W. Bryant of the Eagle foundry has acquired a site at the easterly corner of Twenty sixth avenue and University. The new plant will be six times as large as the one now operated by the company at Fifth avenue S and Second street. Mr. Bryant has purchased lots 3, 4 and 5, block 19 of Regents' addition, amounting to three quarters of an acre. The site is 198 feet on University by 165 deep. E. D. Orff has drawn the plans for the new buildings. The foundry proper wil be 66x100 and the office building and pattern storeroom 26x100. The buildings will be frame and of the most modern style for foundry pur poses. The equipment will be the best. Two cupolas, two cranes and trackage through the shop will be part of this equipment. The Northern Pacific has a spur track there now. George M. Bryant founded the Eagle foundry in 1869 at Du luth. Twentyrseven years ago the busi ness was removed to Minneapolis* First the location was Third avenue SE and Second street; the business outgrew the plant and a move v,-as made to Seventh avenue S and Fourth street; from there it was moved to the present site. In 1893 Mr. Bryant died, and his son now carries on the business. General ma chinery has been the Eagle foundry's line of work, but Mr. Bryant proposes to go Into the structural iron work also when the new plant is started up. Another Foundry Will Move. Menzel & Jefferey have purchased, through the agency of H. Gilson, a frac tional part of Mock 15, Regent's ad dition. The purchase includes lots 1, 2, 3, 4 and part of the lots 7, 8, 9 and 10. This land is in the same interurban man ufacturing district, at the intersection of the interurban car line and University avenue. Menzel & Jefferey expect to use the property for a site for their foundry when the lease expires at their present location, Tenth avenue S and Third street. The Northern Pacific end Milwaukee roade afford trackage. This site is said to be the key to the situation, as this acre of land occupies the angle between the tracks of both Mil waukee and Northern Pacific railroads. The firm obtained this plot of ground far in advance of the time when it will be needed, but was purchased as a stroke of far-sighted business policy. George Menzel, who was the pioneer foundryraan in Minneapolis, went into business on Tenth avenue S in 1874 as G- Menzel & Co. In 1880 the firm became Menzel & Ferguson. The son Charles 'Menzel organized the Menzel Foundry company, across the street, in 1893 and in 1900 the name was changed to Menzel & Jefferey. Strenuous efforts are being made to in duce the Twin City Iron Works to move to the new manufacturing district. ST. JOSEPH'S GRADUATION. Diplomas were awarded twelve young women at the commencement exercises at i St. Joseph's academy, St. Paul, yesterday ! afternoon. Bishop Cotter of Winona had j been expected to address the students and ■ their friends, but was too ill to fill his engagement and Archbishop Ireland spoke briefly in his stead. The medals and di j plomas were conferred by Father Harri : son. This afternoon the alumni is hold \ ing its annual reunion. NEW FARM BUILDINGS. Plans for the three new buildings to be erected during the coming year at the state agricultural college at St. Anthony Park will be ready in a few days. There will be a veterinary building and stock pavilion, a blacksmith shop and a meat house, provided for by the last legislature by an appropriation of $35,000. MAJOR OF ENGINEERS. Ex-Adjutant General Lambert was yes terday invested with full authority over the company of engineers, which he has recently organized in St. Paul. The offi cial title of major was bestowed upon him by his successor, Adjutant General Lib bey. A COMPANY MUSTERED OUT. The order formally mustering out of service the field and staff officers, non- commissioned staff and band and Com pany M of the Fourth Minnesota reserve, M. N. G., has been issued by General Libbey. The regiment had practically ceased to exist when the volunteer troops returned. A DAD ACCIDENT. Eward Lincoln, 17 years of age, living at 593 Olive street, St. Paul, in attempt ing to board the "blind" baggage car on the Great Western in St. Paul yesterday, lost his hold and fell under the wheels. One leg was cut off above the ankle and the other above the knee. His recovery is doubtful. A FORT SNEIXING FIRE. Fire destroyed the borne of Post Quar termaster Ford at Fort Snelling. The officer was in the city, and Mrs. Ford, -who was sleeping when the fire broke out, had a narrow escape. TOO MUCH WATER USED. Measurements taken at the pumping stations of the St. Paul waterworks show that the daily consumption of aqua pura is 2,000,000 gallons more each day than it waa a year ago. This means either that the people of the saintly city are using a jfreat deal more water than heretofore, or that there are bad leaks in the sys tem. THE PLACE FOR HIM. Philadelphia Evening Bt|letin. "Shure, Mrs. McGoogin, an' it is thrue that yer mon's got a position in the place force?" "Vis. indadw, Mrs. O'Hooliban. An' phwy not? He waa after gitttn' too fat t' worrulr./' THE MINNEAPOLIS JOURNAL. "OFF AT BUFFALO" Journal Excursion Party Reaches the Exposition City AND ALL ARE REPORTED WELL The Trip Down Lake Superior Wa* One of Unalloyed Delight. The Journal excursion party reached Buffalo, N. V., this morning. The follow ing dispatch announces the arrival: Buffalo, N. V., June 22.-^Arrlved Buf falo this morning. Northwest. Fine weather. All well. Everything first class. Great trip allthroush. Down I.hU*- Superior. The trip down Lake Superior is de scribed as follows by the excursion man ager: On Board Steamship Miami, Mackinac Island, June 20.—The trip down Lake Su perior from Duluth to the Soo and Mack inac will never bfe forgotten by the mem bers of The Journal's Pan-American ex cursion party. It meant simply thirty two hours of delight under the bluest of blue skies and over smooth waters rip pling only to a balmy June breeze. The start from Duluth was not made until 1:30, Wednesday morning, when the steamer Miami left the light-dotted har bor of the zenith city and made her way under full steam down the greatest of the lakes. Many remained up for the de parture. The Speedy Miami. The Miami is certainly a splendid ship. She has been newly painted white, like her two big sisters, the North West and North Land, and has two big fore and aft j funnels, black and salmon, like all North ern steamships. She is yacht-like in her lines and has speed to spare. They say she can hsow any boat on the lakes a thing t>r two. She made the trip from New York to Buffalo, 2,100 miles, in nine days and that is considered pretty good running. She was brought around by Captain Delano, her regular commander. The Miami got in the shortest lock on her way up with just 15 inches to spare, so it was a close shave. The Miami has broad decks and lots of promenade room, and her cabins are as comfortable as can be; in short, she is a splendid ship and she will be popular this summer. The Miami has the best officers to be found. Her captain is John Hartman, who used to be captain of the North West and later of the North Wind, and Captain Hartman certainly fills his new post with dignity and ability. Moreover, he is a most genial gentleman and puts himself out to make iriends with everybody. Next to the captain there is no officer so important to a traveler's comfort as the purser, and the purser on the Miami is no one else than "Matt" Brush, well known in Minneapolis and formerly pur ser on the "West" and "Land." Matt is the most accomodating purser the line ever had. If The Journal party failed to get what it wanted it wasn't Matt's fault for aside from being a good purser Matt has a warm spot for The Jour nal, for at one time he was one of its reporters. "Cal" Stone, assistant general pas senger agent of the Great Northern was aboard and contributed greatly to the comfort and pleasure of the trip. So although everything has combined to make The Journal party's first days on the lakes as pleasant as could be wished. Wednesday was perfect and everybody wondered how The Journal had fixed things with the weather man. Sailing with a gentle wind overcoats and wraps were at a discount, and shirt waists and summer clothing were comfortable enough. It was "one day in a dozen," and Superior was enjoyed to the limit. On the decks of the Miami people got acquainted readily and friendships were formed which will undoubtedly be life long. Some enjoyed cards, some told stories, and many simply sat and looked out on the trackless blue waters and en joyed it all. The Miami runs like a hound. She was locked through the Soo at 2 o'clock, Thursday morning. Arrival at Mackinac. As The Journal's party constituted all the Miami's passengers, the St. Mary's river whs reached at 9:15, fully two hours ahead of previous schedules, thus allow ing a longer stop at that interesting isle. Thursday was another day of blue skies i and warm air. MR. MILLER DENIES Says He Is Not Traffic Agent of Hill-Morgan Lines. MANAGEMENT BEING CONSIDERED Question Will Not Be Settled Until Mr. Hill Returns From Vacation. More than ordinary interest was at tached to the return to St. Paul yesterday of Vice President Darius M. Miller of the Great Northern, who is generally believed to have been selected as director of traf fic for the Hill-Morgan group of railroads, comprising the Great Northern, Northern Pacific and the Burlington. It was ex pected that inasmuch as Traffic Manager Stubbs, of the Southern, had confirmed his appointment as director of the South ern group, Mr. Miller would do the same concerning his own appointment, but such was not the case. Mr. Miller informs The Journal that up to the present time he has no information as to what really is to be done. "I say authoritatively that nothing has been decided as yet, regarding the actual details of management of the Northern group." Have you not been selected? "I have, of course, heard my name men tioned but not so often as in the press re ports. Ido not think this matter will be settled until after the return of Mr. Hill." Will you carry out the "harmony pro gram' on exactly the same lines as the Harriman group?" "Not necessarily. There is no agree ment whatever to that effect. Merely be cause Mr. Harriman has selected a di rector of traffic for the Southern Pacific, Union Pacific and the other lines in the group, it does not follow that the North ern lines will do the same. The Great Northern and the Northern Pacific have jointly bought the Burlington. That is no secret now, but as to the details of man agement, that is not fully determined up on. In fact, the questions being consid ered are those concerning the best meth ods of harmonizing the three properties. Mr. Harriman seems to have settled the question for his group by appointing Mr. Stubbs. Mr. Hill and Mr. Morgan may settle their in another way. "I was not in Chicago for the purpose of considering my appointment, for as I said before, I was never directly asked." FORCE OF HABIT. Indianapolis News. Recently one x>f the young women clerks in a downtown department store went into the Y. W. C. A- for lunch. She is very absent minded and when the check for her lunch was handed her, she quietly took her pencil and added up the amount of the check and, without looking up, yelled, "Cash!" THE CUDDLBSOME GIRL. Judge. Cora —What would you like me to get you for a birthday present, love? Merritt—A cigar case, my dear. Since we became engaged I can never find an unbroken cigar in my vest pocket. Willie—How did you break your wife of the "advanced woman" craze? Wise—Told her everybody thought it meant "advanced" in years. JUDGE NOYES He Tells The Journal He Is Not Ready to Answer Charges. Special to The Journal. Seattle, Wash., June 22.—The Jeanie, just arrived from Nome, brought the fol lowing from The Journal correspond ent: Nome, June I.—Your correspondent in terviewed Judge Noyes thia evening con cerning the charges made against him. He said: "I do not care at the present time to make any statement concerning the charges reported preferred against me, for I am entirely ignorant of the nature of the charges and have received no offi cial or private notification that charges are pending. I have not received a copy of the decision written by Judge Ross, of tbe circuit court of appeals, in the McKenzie contempt cases. However, I have read excerpts from that decision and if the charges are based on the statement of the fecord as contained in that decision, you can inform The Journal that I will be fully prepared to meet them. I cannot aay more than this at the present time. We do not desire to criti cize or depreciate the decision of Judge Ross. The time may come and soon, I think, when Judge Ross will acknowledge that in making a personal attack on me he was in the wrong, and that his state ments with regard to me personally are without foundation. Mrs. Noyes and my self, notwithstanding many harrassing vexations devolving upon us, are in the best of health, and passed a pleasant winter." STUDYING OUR METHODS A GERMAN COMMISSIONER HERE: He Is Guetav Fisher, Who Is Look ins nt Farm Machinery and XorthTiest Farms. Gustav Fisher, special commissioner for the German government, appointed to make a study of agricultural machinery and American agricultural methods, is at the Nicollet. Mr. Fisher is accompanied by Carl Rabe and Oscar Horich, both prominent business men of Berlin. "American machinery is more popular in Germany than any other," said Mr. Fisher. "Until the advent of the Amer ican machines we were buying principally of England, but the Americans produce machines superior to those of England. Germany will undoubtedly increase its k manufacture of farm machinery and we 'are anxious to learn all we can of Amer ican makes, but as we have not the won derful home market that you have here, cur aroduction will be limited. Your farming here is done on a grand scale. I intend to spend several weeks during harvest in Minnesota. North and South Dakota." Mr. Fisher does not believe that there is any possible chance for trouble be tween the United States and Germany over Brazil or any other country. He believes that trade is sure to make both countries fast friends. He also says that the men who are advocating reciprocity agreements between the United States and other countries are the best friends of an increased trade for the United States. INSURANCE FEATURE Not Likely That Knights of Pythias Will Dispense With It. Minnesotans prominent in the councils of the Knights of Pythias, say that the inquiry into the affairs of the Endowment Rank, the insurance branch of the order, to be made at the meeting of the supreme lodge next month, will not result as has been predicted in some quarters in an order retiring the insurance feature. In this connection it is also learned that several insurance companies have been laying wires to secure the business of the Endowment Rank in case the supreme lodge should be willing to sell. Fred E. "VVheatcn, editor of the Pythian Advocate, says that the supreme lodge will necessarily have to follow the course prescribed by the two insurance depart ments now making an investigation of the affairs of the Endowment Rank at the request of the supreme lodge officials. He has no doubt but that the Rank will be continued and its affairs placed on a far better basis than ever before. He will attend the supreme lodge meeting himself and advocate the setting aside of a fund out of the reserve in the hands of the order as a guarantee to the policy holders that they will be protected. The meeting of the supreme lodge next month is not for the purpose of investi gating charges against any one, but to consider the financial condition of the En dowment Rank and take action to protect the policy holders. Mr. Wheaton says that there are about 400 members of the Endowment Rank in Minneapolis and he has heard of no objections to the special assessment which was recently levied. J. H. THOMPSON'S WILL It Leaves an Estate Worth $100,000 to the Widow. Joseph H. Thompson's will was filed with the probate court yesterday. The property, valued conservatively at $100, --000, is left intact to his wife, Ellen M. Thompson, who becomes the sole ex ecutrix. It is desired that the daugh ter of the deceased, Mrs. Mattie C. Capen, take nothing of the estate until after the demise of her mother, when the following minor bequests are to be made: To his sister, Susan H. Ewell, $1,000 in cash; to his sister, Sarah H. Thompson, the premises 1101 Seventh street S; to his sister Ella F. Graham, the premises 2414 Tenth avenue S. Mr. Thompson was once supposed to be worth at least $500,000, but the bulk of. his wealth was iD real estate,which shrank in value during the depression. A SERIOUS CHARGE Woman Dressed as a Man Is Ar rested. Dressed in a man's attire, with coat; vest, trousers and soft hat, a young woman was taken up by detectives at the Milwaukee station just before noon yester days Taken to the central station the young woman gave her name as Laddie Taylor. A. man who was with her was later taken by officers. When the woman was put under arrest she was smoking a cigarette, which she had deftly rolled, and did not lose her composure when escorted to the central police station. She is said to be wanted on a serious charge and had hoped to elude the police by adopting the disguise. Her companion is said to have been caught late this afternoon. GRIMES' TERM The Clock Man Will Go to the "Works" July 1. It is now almost a week since the su preme court upheld the sentence of For mer Judge Kerr of ninety days straight in the workhouse for John Grimes, the Third street "clock" man, and Grimes is still In his accustomed haunts about town. It is stated that he will begin to serve time on Jujy l, when the stay granted by Judge Kerr at ,the time of the sentence will expire. A GENTLE ANIMAL. Cleveland Plain Dealer. "But is the dog gentle?" "Gentle! Well.asay, that's his long suit. He's so gentle that when a sneak thief came along one night and stole the door mat from under this dog he Just rolled over and slept on the bare floor rather than make himself disagreeable." MONEYED MEN HERE They Come From Canada to Look at T. C. R. T. Lines. MR. LOWRY IS THEIR HOST The Visit May Have Great Signifi cance Though Mr. Lowry Says Not. A distinguished party of Canadian cap italists who are stockholders in the Twin City Rapid Transit company rode over the important lines of that corporation in Minneapolis yesterday in President Thoa. Lowry's private car, Mr. Lowry and Mr. Goodrich acting as hosts. The party is headed by A. E. Ames, one of the largest holders of Rapid Transit stock. Mr. Lowry declared that the visit had no significance whatever. Mr. Lowry ad ded that his recent interviews declaring that he had not the slightest intention of relinquishing control of Rapid Transit stock applied just as forcibly to-day as they did ten days ago. Mr. Lowry's dictum, however, does not explain the anxiety of his guests to in vestigate realty conditions in this mar ket or their interest in several ambitious projects which the street railway com pany has long had in mind. Of these prospective improvements it is only necessary to mention the Coon creek dam, the caking over of the lake line of the Chicago, Milwaukee & St. Paul, which has never been a paying investment, and converting it into an electric Iin«; and the projection of electric lines to several of the important cities of the state. It is Known that both Mr. Lowry and Mr. Goodrich believe that it will be only a few years before electric lines will form a net-work connecting all of the large cities and towns of Minnesota, and with this thought in mind, the visit of twenty of the loading capitalists of Canada be comes vitally significant. A. E. Ames, the big banker of Toronto, admitted that he held a large amount of stock in the company, but he declared with Mr. Lowry that his visit had no spec ial significance. Another member of the party, however, said: "We are business men and investors. If there is anything good in Minneapolis, none of us will be averse to investing money in it." ATKINS SEEKS REVENGE BEGINS SLIT FOR DAMAGES I The Police Department Officials and Dinie Museum Folk Are Served With Complaints. B. Glover Atkins has made good his ,threats to begin legal proceedings against < the police and the dime museum manage ! raent to recover dam-ages for false im i prisonment. Complaints have been served jon half a dozen defendants. Atkins ! was arrested on a charge of extortion, for I an alleged attempt to intimidate the dime 1 museum people into paying him money in | connection with a gambling device oper ated there. No indictment was returned against him by the grand jury and upon his release from jail he entered upon a career of revenge. He has, doubtless, sev -1 eral plans at work, but the suit for dam i ages is his chef-d'oeuvre. For his arrest ! and imprisonment he claims to have suf fered in reputation, good name and family pride a damage equal to at least $5,000. The defendants are Colonel Fred W. Ames, as chief of police, Norm W. King, who caused the arrest, Captain Chris Norbeck, who escorted him from the po lice headquarters to the lock-up; Lee Tay lor, who is Atkins' arch enemy; Edward Wilson, who is said to have operated the alleged gambling device, and David C. ; Broderick, who represents the proprietress i oi the museum. Wilson After v New Trial. A motion*for a new trial for Edward Wil son was argued before Judge Pond yester i day and submitted on briefs. Wilson is the i proprietor or operator of the 'plate" ma chine at the Dime museum and was convicted .of operating a gambling device. The basis I for the motion for a new trial is a contention ] that the so-called device is a game of skill more than of chance, mu<:h as billiards, quoits, ten pins and other games, whereas the statutes define gambling devices as such as j have a controlling element of chance in the game, which is not true of Wilson's arrange ment. The ExchaiiKe Turned Down. The motion of the Produce Exchange for a new trial of the suit brought against it by Conrad J. Ertz, in which Mr. Ertz was awarded damages in the sum of $100, has been ] denied by Judge Pond. It was contended by i the exchange that the verdict of the jury was | contrary to the weight of the evidence and ; that testimony was admitted which should i have been excluded. Ertz was formerly a commission dealer and brought suit against the Produce Exchange for damnges caused by an alleged boycott. A Point of Law. John Arrowsmith, who has been indicted and arraigned on the charge of grand lar ceny, appeared in court yesterday with a motion to quash the indictments against him on the ground that the names of all the witnesses who had appeared against him in the grand jury room were not named in the indictment. Deputy Gets No Fees. Deputy Coroner R. P. Williams will draw no fees for "viewing" certain bodies. Judge Simpson, who sat as cadi in the dispute be tween Mr. Williams and the county commis ioners over the question of the sum due the former as fees, has decided tate whole con troversey in favor of the county. HORSES ARE SCARCE Alderman Dwyer Couldn't Get the Fifty He Needed. Alderman James Dwyer, of the tenth ward and the Crystal Lake Ice company, has returned from Forsythe, Mont., where one of the biggeet horse sales ever held In the United States, is now on. Mr. Dwyer was after two carloads, or about fifty horses, to help deliver ice in Minne apolis, He could not find enough horses of heavy draft, and was forced to return home disappointed. A vast herd of 12,000 horses, recruited from all the west, are on sale by H. E. Fletcher, of the firm of Fletcher Brothers. The sale is under the direct supervision of Cooper, the famous stockyards auctioneer of Chicago. The average price of the horses is from $30 to $45, and they are going off like hot cakes. They are being picked out by about 300 buyers from states as far east as Indiana and Ohio and Eastern Canada. They are being sold at the rate of 1,000 a day and are at once loaded on trains going in all directions. The sale opened June 17. Alderman Dwyer says the green fields of Minnesota never looked more promising than they do throughout the breadth of the state. The wheat In the western counties is fairly creeping up over the railway tracks, and is also showing up strong in North Dakota. $200,000 FIRE LOSS Tower Lumber Company's Bear Head Lake Yard Burned Oat. Special to The Journal. Duluth, Minn., June 22.—Fire destroyed lumber to the value of $200,000 at the Bear Head lake yard, of the Tower Lum ber company, twelve miles north of Tow- ■ er, yesterday. It started at 11:30 and | burned fiercely over a stretch of a half ; mile long and a quarter mile wide. There was no fire protection and noth ing but the fact that the wind was blow- Ing away from the mills saved them from destruction. Every stick of lumber was burned. Nearly all of it belonged to the Paepeke-Leicht company of Chicago and was being shipped to Two Harbors and from there to Chicago by lake. Five cargoes had already been shipped. The Insurance is placed by the Chicago firm and the amount is not known here, but it is thought to be well covered. The deepest lake in Europe is Constance 1,027 feet. SATURDAY EVENING, JUNE 22, 1901. OVER THE HILL m&TQTHE: POOR HOUSE J3s§P=^pp^^fjj^. "' "Over the hill to thepo:r house I'm trudging my weary V ■ ' '.TT^!*\!■-.■;.•■ ■ ■■ • way— .'V*-'\':-~ '- '" -.. ( j^^S^m )) It a woman of serenty, and only a trifle gray— tiC'^ilsi&vk. '" w^° am smart an' chipper, ■'or all the years I've told, ~^~ 7 t| m ■}?' As many other women thats only half as old." AtlffiS^tk H's a Man's iHmIS Solemn Duty I WjM^uffr^J^M 9t ' T^= To bimself and all those dependent upon ix^S^^^^^^^^^^w. S"" ' im t0 keep in the Bank a sum of read lllinVs BBrSSlfc^"^. j& cash t0 use in ca3es °£ emergency. K^SmHW jra H^S^SB Wd& By depositing each week or month a JH'rala B^^^^B^^ few dollars in the Hennepin County Say- IrXafiuJ^^jH Y^: ings Bank you will build the foundation Msl^fi v&ZrM- Oi ease and plenty for yourself and those m mWwMsNuS&Nk^s^^^^' All in all, it is the judgment of careful Wi wMwi i*§liilHffllra*"^^l^^ business men that, take a period of ten ffl|HNM^^^^Hg3^H-^^^^^ years, a deposit in a savings bank will Wi Wx£ 8« ~ beat nearly all speculative investment. A SKlH^^i^^ deposit in , the old reliable Hennepin amtWlffii- 'v&WsL'^' County Savings Bank will -give you a de- Irffl/ //'W^mT^^^m'' y<:c ' posit safe, sure and profitable. An ia !^^^M^jM^||F • stitution established thirty years ago. f^^^l^^mW —^ Paid UP capital and sur Plus« $125,000. J. I ~J~ld£o^ E' Bel1 ' President; W. H. Lee, cashier. LB&nnepin Gounty Savings Bank Fourth SI >'.-' ■ ■ Phoenix Building, FACTS THAT PREACH Commercial Club Committees Have Some to Make Public. MEETING TO BE HELD TUESDAY Business Men of the City Are to Be Present—A Pointer or Tito. Minneapolis business men will hold a i public meeting at the rooms of the Com i mercial club next Tuesday evening at 8 i o'clock. The object is to unite more sol | idly all enterprises of the city in advan cing the commercial interests of Minne i apolis. The public affairs committee will j make a statement of the work it has ac i compllshed and of its program for the I future. The committee has many facts j with which it desires the business men of j the city to become acquainted. Minne i apolis last year gave to the railroads en i tering the twin cities 212,000 more, cars of freight than St. Paul. On the other hand St. Paul received from the railway in terests in various ways several million i dollars more than Minneapolis. St. Paul, besides, has been given far the best of it in terminals and railway population. It is estimated that if Minneapolis were treated fairly by the railroads in the lat j ter respect, receiving her fair share of : railway population, this city to-day would j have 250,000 inhabitants and St. Paul i about 125,000. Minneapolis is paying j nearly double the amount of insurance premiums that St. Paul is and her per centage .of loss is lower. Business men here feel that they are entitled to a bet ter rate. It is such matters as these that the Commercial club desires to bring be fore the local business men. THE RESILT SATISFACTORY President Best Talks of Am. Mining & Investment Company Matter. President E. C. Best of the Commer cial club, has made the following state ment regarding the proceedings against the American Mining and Investment company: As to the decision in the case of the Ameri can Mining Investment company: The club was pleased with the result of its efforts in this matter. They were undertaken with a full appreciation of. the delicacy of the work, and a realization that if the institution was reliable the most careful investigation en the part of a public body might put the company in an unfavorable light. The committee that had the matter in charge, therefore, worked as quietly as possible, and it was only after securing evidence from those who had been connected with the institution, and who were fully acquainted with its inner workings, that it was decided to act and do what we could to close up the company's affairs. The Commercial Club proposes to do all in its power to aid all legitimate and honorable enterprises of the city, and we believe that in no way can we be of greater assistance than by exposing and driving from the city those concerns who are relying upon dishon est and fradulent methods. When we find that institutions are resorting to questionable practices the »lub will not hesitate to act, and will deem it its duty to expoee such concerns regardless of who may be connected with them. ARMED FOR A PURPOSE Thomas Parker Said He Intended to Kill Thomas O'Brien. Thomas Parker, an intelligent looking, well dressed j-oung colored, man, yes terday, in the municipal, court, admitted to Judge Holt that he was harboring a well formed intention to kill Thomas O'Brien, z.nd that he had carried a revol ver about with him for that express pur pose. When the court asked him why he wanted to kill O'Brien, the prisoner did not want to tell. When the circumstances under which the young man had whipped out his gun were known, however, the charge did not seem so grave, and the court imposed a fine of $10, which was paid. NOT UP TO THE OLD CISTERN. Brooklyn Eagle. Mrs. Stuyvesant (hospitably)— You must be tired after your trip. Uncle Chinwhiskers. Won't You have a drink of water? Uncle Chinwhiskers (from Drearydale)—No, but you can give me some tea, niece. Your wishey-washey city water hain't got a gash blamed bit of taste tew it. CAMERA SALE We will offer during the coming week the biggest bargains ever offered in Cameras. If you con template buying- don't miss this sale. IS. B. KEeyrowitz OPTJ6!>I. N LY AND DE£gR TO 604 NICOLLBT AY WORK WILL GO ON Engineers Decide to Resume Work on Dam No. 2. CAPTAIN CHITTENDEN'S REPORT Representative Stevens Arranges the Matter With Gen. Gillespic and Col. McKenzie. Special to The Journal. Washington, June 22.—Work on the dam at lock-and-dam No. 2 will go on despite the adverse decision of the board of en gineers that ttere is not enough money available for the completion of the pro ject. Representative Stevens to-day took the question up with General Gilleepie, chief of engineers, and Colonel McKenzie, his assistant. A recent report from Cap tain Chittenden, in charge of the lock and dam work, was brought to the attention of General Gillespie. In that repart Cap tain Chittenden expresses the belief that the work can be started without any dan ger of running counter to decisions of de partment lawyers forbidding commence- ment of work when it is possible that the appropriation Is not sufficient to complete the project. Captain Chittenden says that In his opinion there Is enough money available to complete and he advises commencement of work on the dam this fall. The report was carefully considered by General Gil lespie and Colonel McKenzie, while Mr. Stevens was in the office and both decided that the work should go on. An order to that effect will be issued at once. Thi3 will enable the engineer in immediate charge of the project to commence work on the cofferdam when the river reaches a low stage late this summer and will save at least a year in completion of lock-and dam No. 2. Mr. Stevens said that addi tional legislation will be needed to provide for the completion of both lock and dams, but that is remote and need not be dis cussed at this time. If there is any thing to be done it will be put through the bouse and senate next session. —W. W. Jermane. RURAL DELIVERY BOXES Congressman Steveut Talks to the Postmaster General About 'Em. Special to The Journal. Washington, D. C, June 22.—Represen tative Stevens saw Postmaster General Smith to-day about rural free delivery boxes. It has been charged that under rulings of the department in one instance auy box that was serviceable and weather-proof could be used on any rural route, and later, after convening the board, regulations were adopted that only fourteen boxes could be used in con nection with rural service, thus giving the manufacturers of these boxes a monopoly of the business. Postmaster General Smltb disclaimed any intention of giving any one a monop oly of this business, and explained that he acted on the advice of tire law officers of the department in designating the fourteen boxes as those to "which the gov ernment would afford protection. He fur ther explained that in th*> event any manufacturer o! an approved box made a contract with a person or firm to give ex clusive right to sell or use his box in certain territory, he would revoke per mission to use that box at all. If any one has knowledge that any manufacturer has been given such exclusive right and will call the department's attention to it, the matter will be investigated by one of its agents and the license revoked if th«* charges are found to be true. Under this ruling any firm or person can purchase a certain make of boxes and a rival firm can use the same box in the same terri tory without infringing on any one's sup posed vested rights. —W. W. Jerman*. NINE MILES THIS YEAR City Engineer Has Built Much Cycle Patch. By to-night the city engineer will have completed an even nine miles of bicycle path this season. All this is of the regulation width of six feet, and most of it is curbed. This makes a total of twenty-one mUes of cycle path con structed by the city engineer from fund* raised by the sale of bicycle tag 3.