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CITY NEWS Looking Into Garbage Plans — Health Commissioner Hall left last night on a ten days' trip in the ease. He will visit Buffalo, Toronto and Montreal and make a study of the health department methods in each city, with particular reference to the collection and distribution of garbage. A Wlnonan'N Mishap—Fred Foskins, whose home is in Winona, slipped and fell on the stone steps in front of the Western Union Telegraph office, at Hennepln avenue and Third street yesterday, and cut a great gash in the back of his head. He was taken to the city hospital. His condition is tot serious. Charged With Shoplifting—Dora Baum, a young woman of 20, who, it is alleged, picked up a skirt in S. E. Olson's store Thursday and quietly walked out with it. only to be arrested upon reaching the street, appeared in court this morning to knswer the charge of shoplifting. Che pleaded fiot guilty and will be tried to-morrow. After the Optician*— Minneapolis will probably make a bid for the next meeting of the American Association of Opticians, which holds its convention this year in Chicago. C. A. Hoffman, who will be in attendance from • this city, will probably carry the in vitation of Minneapolis to the convention. The opticians usually have an attendance of 600. Detroit had them last year. Asphalt Patchers Here—The Barber Mphalt Paving company's repair crew Reached Minneapolis yesterday and will be tngaged for the next week in improving loiiditions on the streets un^er the control j it that company. It is proposed to replace all Jhe "corduroy" spots and repair all holes and >ut the pavement generally in shipshape con dition. Special efforts will be made to put in X material that will not "buckle." A New Secretary Chosen—The board j Bf courthouse commissioners Thursday elect- ! ed Charles M. Hanson, an expert accountant, to succeed the late C. P. Preston as secretary. The salary of the position was reduced from $75 to $50 per month. There were several candidates ror the place, including Mrs. C. P. Preston, C. J. Minor, Frank Forbes, Walter L. Sawyer, Fred Barney and Fred S. Lyons. The Howers Funeral— The funeral of toe late C. A. Kogers. city ticket agent of the Milwaukee road, was held to-day. The casket ! vas taken from the residence, 917 Chicago I avenue, at S:3o a. in., and services were held : at St. Charles' church. Third street and Thir- i teenth avenue S, at 9 o'clock. Pall bearers | ■were local representatives of the Chicago- i Minneapolis lines. The interment will be at ! Prairie dv Chien. WorkiiiK for Minneapolis— Bishop I. W. Joyce, who jias just returned from the fifth annual convention of the Epworth League at San Francisco, believes that if Uic choice of meeting place had been' submitted to vote of the convention Minneapolis would have received the award. A committee of five will decide upon the convention city. Bishop Joyce will attend the meeting in Chicago and urge the claims of Minneapolis. Biir Lumber Shipmeiitit—The July record fcr lumber shipments by Minneapolis manufacturers ha» been unsurpassed this year. Had it not been for the torrid weather, the hopes of the shippers for a record breaker would have been realized Since July 24, 744 cars of pine have been shipped from Minneapolis, making the total shipments for the month 43,i>35,000 feet, In the July records, last montn rank's second being surpassed in 1899, waen the shipments lor July were 53,070,000, when there was a Dig building boom in the northwest 80, Fatally Maneied-ciaud Sargent who lives with his parents at 2116 Cedar avenue, met death beneath the wheels of a Milwaukee freight train, near the Monarch elevator, at Twenty-sixth street S, Thurs day afternoon. The boy, who is 17 veara old and is employed by the Twin City Iron \\orks. attempted to board the train at the crossing and slipping, fell onto the tracks Both iegs were horribly mangled and were amputated a few hours later at St Barna bas hospital. He died about 9 o'clock last night. Chance for a Draught aman- The civil service commission will hold examina tions Aug. 20-21 for topographic and me chanical draughtsmeu seeking a place in the office of the chief of engineers. The age limit is 20 years and the salary is SI 000. Letter writing, first grade, counts ten points arithmetic, second grade, twenty; topograph ical drawing and lettering, thirty-five- me chanical drawing, right line work, thirty five. Blanks may be had by addressing the commission's office at Washington Stands for the Kniht»- B ishop John Jansen of Belleville, 111., does not want the Knights of Columbus established in his dio cese. An . order has been issued prohibiting the organizations of any councils under the auspices or his priests. In Minneapolis and Vn!^hf i? eass, forty of tne clerSy are knights. Father Cleary, who was one of the organizers of the Minneapolis council, with 200 members, its spiritual adviser for a year, fh d 11^ adver of the state council, believes that it is a dignified body Sporty Policemen — The g t ' Paul police want to meet the Minneapolis biuecoats at baseball and will have their desire satisfied w Pi P« r arrai)Sements c»n be made The local officers yesterday received a letter from Lieutenant William Hanft, of the St PaS force asking that a ecn.m Wee be named by the flour city coppers to confer with a com mittee from St. Paul regarding a game and an v answer was sent to-day that a!i It Paul had to do was to name the date and |> lac and Minneapolis would be on hand to fix the program. The game will probabMr be played during the coming week 7 Insurance Men Bound Over- Frank H. Page, F. M. Guiwitz and F. N Robinson appeared before Judge Holt in mun cilal court this morning and pl«raded not^uUty to aws \vft c h 0 tfh ViOlating the *ate lgsirancS Jaws. \\nh the consent of the couiUv at torney the men were releaso^upon their own recognizance after being hHcT to t he °nd Jury, which meets Aug. 12. The trio are w?ll known local Insurance men and he off'nsi with which they ..re charged U sorting tor the United Endowment Society of America a corporation which has been debarred? ££*n doing business in this state. Insurant Co?<f Bissicner Dearth was present at the hearing XECROLOGKAL MRS. FRANCES GRACE T4RBOX died at the residence of Frank CaniDborr CottagewoodLake Minnetonka, Thursday at the age of SS years. Mrs. Tarbox was born In Stockbridge. Ct., in 1812. Twem yea™ ago she moved from Toledo, Ohio to St Paul, where she lived with a son, Jasper B Tarbox who survives her. For several years before her death Mrs. Tarbox lived with her daughter Mrs. Merrill. 3WS East Twenty-sixth street Minneapolis. Funeral services were Xmetery mOrmng at the eha Pel at Oakland Mns.- MARY G. NEEDHAM died Thursday at the Northwestern hospital a: tb« age of 62. The funeral took place from day at "°n & m Landr und,f r'aki°S rooms t£ ?.?£„ v"v p * Copenhagen and Water town, N. V., papers please copy. MRS. ELIZABETH AMBROSE. a£rpd 46 years, d6d Thursday at the home of he daughter, ,Mrs- R. Ramsden, 219 Oak street a%-l heth" ner?! *" heW f™m tha? address Hillsidl afternoon. Interment was It NO SENTIMENT ABOUT IT Detroit Free Press A pathetic incident of ian ungraded crossing accident out in the northeastern end of the city was the tragic death of a dog, which, before it could utter the faintest wail of protest, was caught under the grinding wheels of the locomotive an 3 crushed to a shapeless mass. There were many expressions of pity for the fate of the poor dumb brute, and one sympa thetlc_woman had been almost moved to call the coroner, when a heavily built man advanced to the body of the animal and proceeded to make a critical exam ination. • • . "Good, kind man," said one of the women bystanders, "perhaps he's going to give the poor thing a respectable burial " Suddenly the man shocked the sensi bilities of the spectators by whipping out his knife and cutting the collar from the dogs neck. The ftrst presumption was that he was the owner of the deceased dog, and that he wanted to save the tag for another dog, but he disabused this speculation by remarking as b.e walked away: "Well, I'm certainly a lucky cuss Things comes to me just like finding 'em I wa« goin' down to the license collector to-morrer to buy a tag'fer me dawg an' now I've got one fer nuttin'." Sentiment had no part in that man's makeup. CANDID. "I suppose if you had your way," said the temperance man, "you'd abolish water altogether." "Not at all," replied* the candid saloon keeper; "there wouldn't be much profit in whisky if we couldn't get any water to put in if WON'T COT THE TIME Local Railroad Officials Will Not Credit Chicago Reports. RUMORED CUT BY THE CM. & ST.P. However, Long Line* Still Have the Rate Club and Redaction gl Improbable. There wll be no modification of the speed agreement between the Minne apolis-Chicago roads. The present time of fourteen hours, which Has been the time of the Chicago short lines for fif teen years, will remain the same. A story wafted from Chicago this morning is to the effect that the Chi cago, Milwaukee & St. Paul considered the speed agreement which has existed for some time as practically abrogated, and that upon the completion of improvements on its river division,' costing about $6,000,000 the Milwaukee would make the run between the twin cities and Chicago in ten hours. The Report Not Accepted. f there is anything in the rumor the officials of ten other Chicago lines have not heard of it, neither do they belieVe it. President A. B. Stockney of the Chi cago Great Western declined to be in teiviewed "on a supposition." He would not say what the Great Western would do if the Milwaukee announced a ten-hour schedule. He did say, however, that he did not regard the Great Western as "a long line." When asked if tnere was any truth in the story, he replied, "evidently not." W. A. Scott, general manager of the Chicago, St. Paul, Minneapolis & Omaha, said he had heard nothing of a disposi tion on the part of the Milwaukee to ab rogate the speed agreement. "I can't ; furnish any information on the subejet," > said he. "because I know nothing about ; it. I am inclined to discredit the story. ; There is really no necessity for reducing i the time. People can leave here in the ! evening, get a good night's rest, have ; breakfast in the dining car 1 and arrive iin Chicago before business hours. What more can they expect? I think a vote , of the traveling public would be against i reducing the speed limit. A fourteen j hour run is fast enough, not only for I safety, but comfort in riding. I cannot ; see that anything would be gained by i shortening the time." Judge J. A. Chandler of the Milwaukee was not Inclined to discuss the matter*. He said there was no doubt but that his road could make the run in ten hours, but he know nothing of the intentions of the management. "If the speed limit were to be reduced by the short lines," said he, "the long lines would cut the rate, and there would be all kinds of trouble." A. B. Cutts, general passenger agent of the Minneapolis & St. Louis said he did not believe the Milwaukee contem plated any such move, as there was no necessity for it. The present time ap peared to be satisfactory to the traveling public. People bound for Chicago reach that city at 9:30 in the morning, a most favorable hour for seeing business men. FUNERAL OF C. A. ROGERS Held From St. Cliurlew* Catholic Church—Beautiful Floral Tributes The funeral services for the late C. A. Rogers, city ticket agent of the Milwaukee road, were held this morning at 9 o'clock at St. Charles church. Mass was cele brated by Rev. Father Arctander. The sermon was preached by Rev. Father Don.ehey, pastor of St. Stephen's church, at the request of Rev. Father Cleary. The pall beafers were V. C. Russell, J. F. McElroy, V. D. Lewis and J. A. O'Brien. The floral tributes were beautiful and elaborate. Among the many beautiful de signs the following were conspicuous: A seal and stamp of asters, roses, carnations and lilies from the Northwestern Travel ing Passenger "Agents' Association; a large wreath of liHes on an easel pre "sente by the traffic department association of Minneapolis; a pillof of lilies and roses from William Donaldson & Com pany and A. W. Hofpock; a wreath from Mr. and Mrs. J. T. Conley; a pillow and wreath of roses and lilies-of-the-~calley from Lake City friends; a spray fr,om J. M. Batcholder,- superintendent of the Chicago division of the Baltimore & Ohio railroad; a spray of red and white roses and ferns over seven feet long from the passenger department of the Mil waukee road at Chicago, 111.; a spray from Olaf Ofl Searle; a wreath of lilies and roses from the ticket agents of St. Paul; spray and pillow from the Min neapolis terminal freight committee; pil low of white lilies and roses from the Minneapolis ticket agents; and a wreath of pink and white roses from the*Moderin Woodmen of America lodge No. 445 of Minneapolis. The remains will be taken to Prairie dv Chic%, Wis., for interment. The fun eral train will leave hte Milwaukee de pot at 7:30 to-morrow morning. GOT AROUND IT A Saloon Theater Owner Nominally Obeys the Ordinance. First street S is to have its theater, despite the early objection of Building Inspector 1 Houghton. Yseterday Peter Blair was granted a permit to erect a theater building at 16 First street S, and It is understood that building operations | will begin immediately. Blair was turned j down no less than ten times by the build ing inspector, but he persisted and finally made has plans to comply with the or dinances, and then there no longer" re mained any ground for objections. The new theater will be located in the rear of the present building on that lot, and it is said the intention is to run it In connection with a saloorf. To head i off any possible objections to the, grant ing of a license to a saloon anex, the building will be so arranged that there will be no direct communication with the theater in the rear. The front of the theater and the rear of the saloon will open on an open court. In this way all conflict with the ordinarces is obviated and at the same time the saloon will catch the crowd coming and going and get the full benefit of the stimulant to trade afforded by the proximity of the theater. The new building will be but : one story in height, without the usual t gallery tnd boxes, and will cost $2,000. CAMP MEETING OPENS ! Colored Churches of the Cities Hold Union Meeting;* at Midway. The third annual campmeetlng of the colored churches of the twin cities will begin to-morrow at Raymond and Uni versity avenges. The services will close Aug. 19 with a "feast in the wilderness." The chief attraction of the meetings will be the Metropolitan Jjibilee Singers of Chicago, who have jusf closed an en gagement at the Devils Lake, N. D., Chatauqua assembly. They will sing at every evening service and several times on Sunday. No admission fee will be charged at the gate on week days. Several good speakers will be present during the season, one of whom is the evangelist of the lowa conference. SOME DELAYS DANGEROUS. Detroit Journal. "A young Pittsburg millionaire has just married a ballet girl after only two days' courtship." "That's one beauty about courting bal let girls. You see so much of them in such a brief time." LIMITATIONS. Detroit Journal. Once upon a time the fates endowed a certain people with a sense of humor. Eventually the people became aware of this, and their mortification therefore was very great. "For how," exclaimed they, "are we ever to become a world power now?" Of course, patriotism might still be I taught in the schools. THE MINNEAPOLIS JOURNAC TAPPED HIM IN FUN As a Result, Henry Bragdon Be- comes Violently Insane. HE HAD BEEN DEMENTED BEFORE His Malady Returned After a Woman Had Given His Head a Playful Blow. A slight blow on the head, playfully given by a woman friend caused the re turn of insanity to Willard Henry Brag don, of Minneapolis. Bragdon is now in the county jail at St. Paul. He com plains of a great pain in the head. Bragdon was taken form the saloon of L. S. Hutchings, 123 Eighth street E, St. Paul, this morning. While in the saloon he threw chairs and tables around and partly tore down a partition. His "an tics," as he termed them, were committed in a spirit of fun. "When I was a boy there wasn't a husk ing bee to which I was not invited to come and act the clown," he explained. Last evening, in Hutchings' saloon, a woman, who passed Bhagdon tapped him lightly on the head, in a playful man ner. Bragdon did not notice the blow, and felt nothing until this morning, when he complained of a pain. He began to talk irrationally and finally went to the sa loon, where he was arrested. Bragdon, until recently, has been liv ing with his mother in Minneapolis.. His mather left for a visit and Bragdon came to St. Paul and lived with friends at 145 Eighth street E. Six months ago the man was released from the St. Peter asylum, where he has been treated for fiften months. He was reported entirely cured. Police Surgeon Richeson ordered him removed to the county ja^l, pending the filing of information. A CAUSE OF DROUGHTS J. STERLING MORTON'S THEORY A Letter in the Commercial West on the Effect* of Defor estation, i This week's Commercial West publishes a letter from J. Sterling Morton upholding his theory that deforestation causes drought. Mr. Morton has done more than anyone else in this country to stimulate a sentiment against forest destruction, and in favor of tree planting. He was the founder of "Arbor Day," and at his own home at "Arbor Lodge," he set a prac tical example to his countrymen of the benefits of tree planting. Largely through his teaching and influence, Nebraska is far ahead of every other state in the union in arboriculture. While secretary of ag riculture, during President Cleveland's second administration, he accomplished a vast deal in the interests of national for estry. Lately in his paper, "The Con servative," he ha*, been advocating that thirty-three feet off every sixty-six feet in-width country road in Nebraska be either sold to increase the road fund or be planted in maple, elm and ash trees, to be an endowment to the state, by which other endowments would sink into insig nificance. Mr. Morton's letter follows: "The deforestation of the eastern and middle western states is undoubtedly one of the primary causes of long and intense doughts, and, likewise, of the torrential rain storms, which follow them and do so much damage to the agriculture, commerce and manufacture of the country. The denudation of the hillsides and the mountains of Pennsylvania and West Vir ginia has had very much to do with the destruction of lands lying at the base of mountain ranges. In fact, some entire valleys have been made infertile by the erosion of unimpeded waters rushing down the treeless mountain sides. In a state of nature, the mountain sides and in fact all heavily wooded lands, have a covering of leaf mold, running from six to twenty-four inches in depth. This leaf mold catches and holJs down-pouring rains. It operates as a great sponge for the absorbing and holding of precipitation. It permits the stored waters to ooze out slowly and thus forms little springs and rivulets. But the same areas, denuded of trees, permit the water to escape in torrents as it descends, and thus we have the con stantly increasing disasters from high water along the Ohio and other western rivers. THREE BAD MEN ESCAPE SPELLING GUARD HOUSE LEAKS Only by Mere Chance Was a Whole- Hale Delivery Prevented La«t Evening. Thre prisoners broke the guardhouse at Fort Snelling last night and are now at large. The delivery took place at 8 o'clock as the garrison was lined up for parade, prior to the departure of Co. C for Fort Missoula. The escaped men are Privates Ottlie, Ashton and Rooks. Only by merest chance were all the other prisoners in the guardhouse stopped. Sergeant Manly and oCrporal Rath were in charge of the prisoners. Rath was sup posed to be stationed at the cell door to attend to any wants of the prisoners. Manly was to be within call. Rath was not at his post, neither was Manly. The latter is said to have neglected to close the cell door. No one saw the direction the fugitives took, and no clue has been discovered. The panel of a door was found to be gone when the troops returned from parade after the departure of the com pany arriving just in time to head off the remainder of the prisoners from excaping. Ottlie and Ashton are known as desperate characters. Last spring they made an at tempt to escape, and were tracked to the bottoms near the boom of the St. Paul Log & Boom Co. Rooks is also a man with a bad record. All three men were serving four year sen tences. Manly and Rath have been placed under arrest. MAY SAVE THE DOGS Humane Society Office™ Will Wntoh Game Warden Fullerton. The threat of Game Warden Fullerton to kill dogs found with hunting parties out of season has aroused the hunters and has likewise attracted the attention of the humane society officials. John Day Smith, who is the legal adviser of the local society, considers such reprisal as unnecessarily harsh and doubts Mr. Ful lerton's right to kill the dogs, but will not question his authority until he has examined the latest amendments to the game law. He says that if there is no specific authority given to the game war den to kill huting dogs he will earnestly urge the humane societies, state and local, to interfere. That fine hunting dogs should be made to suffer for sins committed by their owners seems to be be wholly un just. To-day it is reported that Mr. Fullerton qualifies his announcement by restricting the death penalty to hounds used for run ning deer. CLASH MTH A MOB Tenaeiiee- Man Taken From Court • and Lynched. Smithville, Term., Aug. 3.—Charles Davis, on trial for criminal assault, was taken from the court to-day and lynched by a mob composed of friends and rela tives of the girl in the case. Davis tried to lump from the second story window, but was captured. The sheriff, a deputy' ja constable and the defendant's father wounded in a clash with the mob. GIVEN A BAD NAME Governor of Tennessee Asks That Willis Be Held. A LEGAL RACE AGAINST TIME WIIHh' Attorney Will Now Woliably 1 like Up the Cn»e With Gov ernor Van Sant. John Willis, alias "Hal" Dillon, who is being held here upon a request of the au thorities of Tennessee, was produced in court yesterday in response to the habeas corpus proceedings instituted by his attorney, T. J. Hutchinson, and after Assistant County Attorney Al J. Smith had admitted that there was no evidence upon which he could be held, Judge Brooks directed his release. But local police officers were present, and one of them lost no time in stepping to the front with a warrant issued by the municipal court, charging Willis with be ing a fugitive from justice. Willis was taken back to the central station and his attorney sought out Judge Holt and ar ranged for an arraignment in the after noon, the arrangements being agreed to by the county attorney's office. In this manner the local authorities ex pect to hold the man long enough to give the Tennessee sheriff time to get here. Gov. McMillan Heard From. County Attorney Boardman, early in the day, received a letter from Governor 1 | Van Sant, announcing the receipt by the governor of a , telegram from Governor j McMillan of Tennessee stating that a j requisition had been issued for the deten tion of Willis, or Dillon, and giving the i latter a deputation as a "thorough crim j inal." Governor Van Sant expressed the I hope that the county attorney would take • special precaution to charge Dillon with \ being a fugitive from justice and thus prevent his escape until the southern officers could arrive with the requisition. HutQhinson now declares that he will cease trying to fight the case in the courts, and will take it up with the governor when the latter is asked to grant the requisition. However, there is very lit tle encouragement for Willis to be ex pected from the governor, inasmuch as it is practically conceded that he is the man desired and that he is under a fif teen-year sentence in Tennessee. It is said that the girl in the case is still loyal to the prisoner, and that she has sent him money since his arrival in j this state. Since Willis* sentence by the ! Tennessee courts the girl has quit her ! home and declares that she will marry him just as soon as she can. FROM FAMOUS ST. ANNE PR. VANDEN HEUVEL RETURNS He Says Many Wonderful Cures Have Been Wronght-Trip of Minneapolis Pilgrims. Rev. Father August Vanden Heuvel of St. Anne's parish is the only one of the big party which left the twin cities July 21 to make a pilgrimage to tb^e shrine of St. Anne de Beaupre, who has returned thus far. The other pilgrims are dis persed all over eastern Canada, where they will visit with former friends for the remainder of the month. Father Vanden Heuvel says that the number of visitor's to the shrine is very great. He saw no cures effected, but he made a stop of only about a day and a half. None occurred in that time, how ever. He believes in the pilgrimage, for the accounts of marvelous cures wrought at the shrine are so numerous and so well attested that no one can doubt them. The week before his arrival, he says, a little child, helpless from paralysis, was entirely cured. The immense piles of ciaitches, canes, etc., stacked on both sides of the door of the church testify more eloquently than words to the healing power at the shrine. The party from the twin cities had a very pleasant trip. The weather was in sufferably hot when the party left here, but after the train got up in the upper peninsula of Michigan the temperature moderated and from then on the ride was delightful. At the Soo other pilgrims joined the party and a special train was provided, and carried all through to St. Anne de Beaupre, stopping neither at Montreal nor Quebec, except as the train schedule required, and arriving on Tues day evening. Father Vanden Heuvel con ducted mass in the church Wednesday and Thursday mornings, leaving the lat ter day for a short visit to Quebec and Montreal. $62,000 FOR HIS SEAT Local Grain Man Elected Member of New York Stock Exchange. George C. Bagley, the well known grain man and bank director, was yesterday elected a member of the New York stock exchange. There are not more than half a dozen members of the stock exchange in the twin cities at this time. The reasons for this are that the requirements as to financial standing are very strict, and that memberships are held at a high price. Mr. Bagley is said to have paid $62,000 for his seat. During the late activity in stocks, memberships sold at over $65,000. Mr. Bagley is one of the members of the new grain and stock commission house of Whallon, Case & Co., that opened its of fices for business to-day at No. 18, Cham ber of Commerce building. J. F. Whal lon, who has been in the Minneapolis grain trade for twenty years will be manager. The other members are George P. and Charles M. Case, also known for years in local grain circles. The new firm has memberships in the Minneapolis Chamber of Commerce, Chicago Board of Trade, Chicago stock exchange and New York stock exchange, and will operate direct private wires to all markets. Starting wtth strong financial backing, and covering a wide field, the new firm will undoubtedly take a place of prominence among the brokerage houses of the north west. AFTER BANDA ROSSA Local Business Men Want It for a • Fair Week Attraction. There is a movement on foot among local business men to secure Banda Rossa for fair week. The plan is to use thia famous band as one of the Minneapolis attractions. In case the plan is successful the concerts may be given in the exposi tion buildl ng. Business men think the band would be greatly appreciated by country visitors. A POLITE MAN. ' Indianapolis News. "They tell me that Boston has the most polite man in the country," said a mer chant yesterday. "He was rtin into by another man on the street, and, tipping his hat, said: If I ran into you, I beg your pardon. If you ran into me, don't mention it. But I have a man that is a daisy. He is our agent in a northern town, and for some reason or other we railed to remit to him last month. Yesterday he wrote: 'Pardon me for the intrusion, but for fear you may think you have forwarded my usual remittance and are wondering why I do not acknowledge receipt, I humbly beg to apprise you that I have not re ceeived it.' Now that man got his money by return mail." AT THE FUNERAL. Baltimore American. Rigg—Poor old Mudge. He doesn't look like the same man. Trigg—No. And Just listen to that eulogy. It doesn't sound as if it were for the same man, either. AN EXPLANATION. Minister—Bridget, these potatoes taste moldy. Bridget—Yea, sorr; Oi dare say, sorr— they set nixt your barrel o' sermons in the i suller. ROW IN THE STAFF Surgeon General Ames' Rank Dis puted by Q. M, Gen. Smith. AN OPEN BREACH TOOK PLACE When Amen Wanted to Ride at the Head of the Returning? Gnardimen, One of the moat urgent official matters which Governor Van Sant has to decide is the question of rank among the mem bers of his staff. Nothing less than an official decision by an acknowledged mili tary authority and an absolute observ- I ance of the regulations he lays down for I the future guidance of the staff in this ; regard will restore peace to a hitherto happy official family. Mayor and Surgeon General Ames is at 'the bottom of the trouble. He insists I that, as surgeon general, he is next to | the governor, and in the governor's ab sence is the whole thing, while four" ■ other brigadiers on the staff take issue j with him on this point. The best he can : claim under the laws of military etiquette, they declare, is fifth place in the list, ! and the fact that he is mayor of the I biggest city in the state cuts no figure at all. Began at Buffalo. The history of the differences over the weighty question of rank among the members of the staff begins with the junket of the Minneapolis battalion of the state guard to Buffalo. Mayor Ames accompanied the boys, and as it happened, was the only brigadier on the ground. He contributed his $50 for a place with the staff going and coming, but never received any official notification of when and bow the staff was to go and so ac companied the militia boys. "But that is another story." At Buffalo, in the absence of Adjutant General Libbey and the other brigadiers, Governor Van Sant named Mayor Ames as his chief of staff and the doctor swelled around among the Pan-Americans looking the part to perfection. He Wouldn't Abdicate. Two weeks later the national guard camp season at Lake City opened up, and in his capacity of surgeon general, the doctor journeyed down there and put in much of his time directing the affairs j of his department during the time both i regiments wer in camp. Now, Adjutant | General Libbey was on hand this time, i also on two occasions Quartermaster Gen- I eral Sherman Smnth, inspector General Gjertsen, Commissioner General Montfort and that Judge advocate. The adjutant general is the governor's chief of staff, and the other brigadiers claim to come after him in the order named above, with surgeon general trailing them all. Ig noring the presence of the others, how ever, Mayor Ames while at camp still claimed the rank of chief of staff and In sisted upon all the privileges and defer ence accompanying such an exalted sta tion. To avoid a vow the others humored him in his delusions, and all went well in the governor's family. Only once was the doctor crossed during his stay at camp. It was the morning after the Second regiment had left the scene. The First regiment was due in a few hours. In the meantime there was no military organization on the grounds. Ac cording to military usage, Quartermaster Hart on the night before, at flag lowering, ; put the flag away for use when the First I regiment should arrive in camp. The i doctor noticed in the morning that the 1 flag was not in its usual place and that : the morning gun had been omitted. He ; immediately demanded that the flag be . run up and the gun fired as usual, re- I daring that so long as the surgeon gen- I eral was in camp all the usual military usages must be observed. Quartermaster Hart stood to his guns, however, and the I flag went up only at the proper time. The Q. M. Gen.'s Temerity. Coming home with the regiment the doc tor got still another hard jolt. The ; mounted police force was all out to re | ceive the boys and the doctor had or , dered a horse for himself, with the inten tion of. leading the procession to the armory. It was his place to do this, he explained, not as mayor but as the next man to the ' governor. Here is where Quartermaster ! General Sherman Smith cut in. He ; promptly took issue with the doctor as to his claims of military preference, ridi culed his pretensions to being chief of staff and insisted that he had no right to go cavorting around on a horse on such an occasion. His place was in a carriage at the tail of a procession with the other j members of the staff. Thus the two gen erals had it back and forth. Finally the doctor carried his troubles to Major Cor riston, who was in command, and was told that his proper place was at the rear of the procession. The doctor meekly accepted the military man's dictum, and that is how it was that he and his charger brought up the rear in the parade of last Saturday afternoon. Even at that he made a gallant appearance in his staff regimentals, a jingling sword at his side and his horse equipped a la mode. Quartermaster General Smith is con siderably put out over the doctor's pre tensions and it is said he intends to bring the matter to the official attention of the governor with a request for an early set tlement of the question. RIVER STEAMER BURNS City of Stiles a Total Loss at Green Bay, Win. Green Bay, Wls., Aug. 3.—The City of Stiles, a river steamer, burned to the water's edge to-day. The cause of the fire is not known. The cook, Miss Archey, narrowly escaped drowning. The City of Stiles was a steamer of 212 --tons, was 114 feet long, 20 foot beam and 7 foot depth. She came out in 1881. She was owned by the Malloney & Roulette company and plied between Green Bay and Gladstone last year. The pecuniary loss Is not stated. RIVER DIVISION WORK Construction Crew Between La Croise and Dakota Strike. Special to The Journal. La Crosse, Wis., Aug. 3.—The construc tion crew at work on the river division of the Milwaukee road between here and Dakota strtick yesterday for a raise in : wages of 25 cents a day. The demand was : refused and to-day the entire crew was ; discharged and work is at a standstill. , The men were receiving $1.60 a day and i demanded $1.75. The crew went to the ', foreman in a body and made the demand, and waited until to-day for an answer. This is on the big Job between La Crosse and St. Paul which, when completed, will cost a million dollars. USE FOR AN AUTOMOBILE. Washington Star. "It's the only toime on earth," said Mr. Dolan, who was struggling with a balky horse, "that I wisht for an ottymobile." "Would yez sell the horse?" "No, sir. I'd never give in like that. I'd hitch the animal up in front to the machine, an' then I'd see whether he'd go or not." HOW IT WORKED. Atlanta Constitution. , "Yes," said the old inhabitant, "old man Jinks climbed a pine tree to get rid o' the life insurance agent, an' a harrl cane come 'long an' blowed the tree down, an' the agent wuz the^fust to pull Jinks from under it; an' he wuz head pallbearer at Jinks' funeral, an' preached a sarmont on the uncertainties of life, an' insured the whole town, an' went his way re- Joicin'! " BUSINESS REPARTEE. Strange Lady—What's the price of the iron bedstead ? Dealer—Twelve dollars, madam. Strange Lady—How much off if I pay cash? X J ♦*.Deu l€, r—Madami lf you doa>t Pay cash the bed is not for sale. SATURDAY EKING, AUGUST 3, 1901. FOR A HM HONOR Minn. G. A. R. Urges Judge Tor rance for Commander-in-Chief. HIS CLAIM TO THE POSITION They Are Set Forth in Condensed but Cogent Form by Depart ment Commander Harriet. The Minnesota members of the Grand Army of the Republic have begun an ac tive campaign for the election of Judge Ell Torrance as commander-in-chief at the national encampment in Cleveland in | September. The first of the department's i "campaign literature" is a handsome ; folder containing on the front page o fine half-tone picture of the judge, on | the second a brief but comprehensive bio- j graphical sketch showing the judge's dis- j tinguished services ac soldier, citizen and 1 member of the Grand Army, and on the third the official indorsements of the John A. Rawlins post and of the thirty fifth annual encampment of the depart ment of Minnesota and the official an nouncement of William H. Harries, com mander of the department of Minnesota, calling the attention of comrades all over the country to Judge Torrance's claims tft the high honor of commander-in-chief. Commander Harries' announcement reads: The commander of the department of Min nesota takes great pleasure in submitting to the considerate judgment of the repre sentatives to the thirty-fifth national en campment of the G. A. R., which convenes at Cleveland, Ohio, in September next, Min nesota's candidate for commander-in-chief, Ell Torrance of Minneapolis; and while fully appreciating the ability, fitness and devotion of other distinguished and worthy comrades who are candidates for commander-in-chief, unhesitatingly commends Comrade Torrance, with the assurance that, if elected to that great office, he will more than meet the high expectations of those who know him best. —Wm. H. Harries, Department Commander. Rawlina Post Indorsed. The indorsement of the John A. Rawlins Post in part says: We recognize in our comrade, Past Judge Advocate General Ell Torrance, those special qualifications which pre-eminently fit him for the office of commander-in-chicf —namely, sterling integrity, sound judgment, intimate acquaintance with the needs and require ments of the order as a whole, and a loyalty and devotion so entire as to embrace the interests of each post and individual mem ber of the Grand Army of the Republic; and Rearing in mind the faithful service he has rendered as a soldier, citizen and comrade, doing his whole duty as conscientiously and faithfully in the post room as in conducting the affairs of the department, or in aiding by his wise counsel the administration of the national organization. The Minnesota encampment says that "inasmuch as it desires above all things to advance the interests and promote the welfare of the Grand Army of the Repub lic," it unanimously declares Judge Tor rance to be its choice for commander-in chief. Judge TorraueeN Career. The biographical sketch is one of bril liant and faithful service. It is as foL; lows: Ell Torrance was born in Westmoreland county, Pennsylvania, May 16, 1544, the eld est of three brothers, all of whom served In the union army. His father, Rev. Adam Torrance, at the age of 62, entered the serv ice as chaplain of the Eleventh Pennsylvania reserves. Comrade Torrance came of patri otic stock, his ancestors having served in the colonial and Revolutionary wars, and in every subsequent war, including that for the preservation of the union. Although under military age, he was, June 26, 1861, enrolled as a private in Company A, Ninth Pennsylvania reserves, and for almost three years carried a musket, participating in all the battles ia which his regiment was engaged except when disabled by wounds. His regiment was among those that suffered severe losses in battle. On May 11, 1864, he was discharged'with his regiment at Pittsburg, Pa., by reason, of ex piration of term of service, and on July 9 following re-entered the service as second lieutenant of Company X, One Hundred aad Ninety-third regiment Pennsylvania volun teer infantry, and on Oct. 15, 1864, was trans ferred to the Ninety-seventh regiment Penn sylvania volunteer infantry and assigned to duty at Baltimore, Md., where he had the honor of guarding the body of the martyred president when it lay in state at Baltimore. June 17, 1865, having barely reached his ma jority, he was finally discharged from the service by reason of the close of the war. By profession Judge Torrance is a lawyer, and for more than thirty years has enjoyed an extensive practice and the unbroken con fidence of the people. While he is in hearty sympathy with all patriotic organizations, being a member of the Society of the Colonial Wars, of the Loyal Legion and of the Sons of the Ameri can Revolution, nevertheless, his first love and duty has always been to the Grand Army of the Republic, of which organization he has long been an earnest, faithful, effi cient and valuable member. The following is a brief outline of his G. A. R. record: Charter member of John A. Rawlins Po3t, No. 126, department of Minnesota. Judge Advocate department of Minnesota, 18S9. Commander of John A. Rawlins Post, 1890. Judge advocate department of Minnesota, 1894. Commander department of Minnesota, 1595. Judge advocate general to Commander-in- Chief Gobin, 1897-8. Judge advocate general to James A. Sex ton and W. C. Johnson, 1898-9. Judge advocate general to Commander-in- Chief Albert D. Shaw, 1899-1900. He has also served as a member of the national council of administration and on im portant committees of the national encamp ments. His selection for the office of judge advo cate general by so many able commanders in-chlef was an unusual but deserved trib ute to his ability and fitness for that respon sible position. Doubtless no one, not even the national organization itself, has manifested a deeper interest in preserving the history of the G. A. R, than Comrade Torrance. For years past, and with great patience and industry, he has been collecting the journals or publishsed proceedings of the various department and national encamp ments, and now has one of the most complete and valuable records of the Grand Army of the Republic in existence. 2O PER CENT DIVIDEND; " Farmer*' Elevator Company at Gardner, N. D.. a Sncceaa. Special to The Journal. Fargo,, N. D., Aug. 2. —!§je annual meet ing of the Gardner Farmer Elevator com pany was held and a dividend of 20 per cent declared. In addition 5 per cent was left to form a sinking fund, $100 was left in the repair fund and $150 in the treasury. . The stockholders are delighted with the showing and it has been so good that other localities, are encouraged and will build. Plans have been completed for the one at Harwood and the work will be started at once. Rev. George A. Henry, pastor of the Roberts Street M. E. church of this city, has preached his farewell eermon and leaves to-morrow for a visit with rela tives in the northern part of the state, after which he goes east to take up a three-year course in the Boston univers ity, studying'for a Ph. D. degree. Mrs. Henry will also enter the university. South Dakota Children* Home. Sioux FalU, S. D., Aug. 3.—At the annual meeting of the South Dakota Children's Home society, held In this city, the following directors were elected for terms oi three yeais each: Rt. Rev. W. H. Hare, Episcopal bishop of South Dakota; Coe I Crawford, Huron- A. S. Diabrow. Aleaster; Mrs. J. M. Woods, Rapid City: Mrs. H. C. Phillips, George Schlosaer, J. J. Allen and W. B. Sherrard of Sioux Falls. LONGER. Cleveland Plain Dealer. "Have you had this dog as long as the other dog?" "Yes. longer. This Is a dachshund." SCHOOL QUITS TODAY The Summer Session at the Uni versity Ended. A LONGER TERM THAN USUAL While ■ . Attendance Wan _ Smaller Than Laiit Year* the Sesaton Wai a Signal Snccena. ':■"-■. The ninth annual summer school closed yesterday morning at the state university. It i has been the most successful in point of Interest and actual acocmplishment. The slight falling off in registration was dv« in part to the inability of many to at tend six weeks. This is the first school to have a longer term than four weeks, and the first to be held In July in advance of the state examinations. The new plan lis entirely successful. Said' Dr. Kiehle, the conductor, thU morning: The session has been a marked success In constant attendance, in view of the unusually hot weather, and marked satisfaction of the students with the amount of solid work which they have been able to do. This arrangemei'. for an early session was instituted and th» time fixed by State Superintendent Olsen. W< have been trying to get early and long ses sions before, and this is the first time »'8 have been able to get them. \\i have had a variety and extent in tin curriculum which we have not had hitherto. During the first week we had congresses which fixed the standard for us all. I feel that the instructors of the school deserve* to know that in no echool have such numbers ;! students come to me and expressed satisfac tion at the work in classes. I think that tha students of the school deserve to have fl known that the instructors appreciate th€ educational ability, which far exceeds that we have had in any summer school. The en rollment is entirely eatisfactory, considering that the term has been increased in length. We consider that the school has been suc cessful. The Final Sennlon. The closing chapel exercises were con ducted by Dr. Kiehle. Byron Morgan, ac companied by Russel Patterson, gave two cornet selections, and after a hymn and the Lord's prayer Dr. Kiehle gave his an nual report, which is printed below. He was followed by President Northrop and Mr. Plllsbury. Dr. Kiehle's report showed the following facts: Total registration, 931; university section, 202;- elementary, 629; average of those in at tendance, 26; average- age began teaching, 19; average number months taught, 46; col lege graduates, 108; high sehoil, 356; normal, 166; teachers of graded schools, 441; ungraded, 225; grade of certificates last held, first'2oo, second 312, third 45, city 10, state 55, normal 21, special 4; attended summer school before, once 146, twice 83, three times 57, four 43, five 16, six 13, seven 12, eight times 8. Certificates which are equivalent to certificates of the high school board for entrance to the uni versity have been issued to 248, several will be reported later which will bring the total to about 300. The professional certificates number 27, to be increased to 50. Certificates have been granted only to those who have continued through the six weeks of. the term. A COMING MILLIONAIRE THE MIXXEAPOLIS POSTOFFICE Receiptß From July Stamp Sales Were $60,!238.31— 8i« Gain Over July, 1900. The stamp sales of the Minneapolis of fice are steadily growing. At the present rate the local office will soon be in the i million dollar class. The July sale of | stamps this year exceeds that of July. j 1900, by 13Vz per cent. Postmaster Love ' joy attributes this to a steady improve ment in business, as neither the past month nor the July, 1900, showed any un usual conditions which advanced or less ened the demand fcir stamps. The July report shows a alPrnp business of $60, --238.21, as against $53,059.2y for July, 1900, !an increase of $7,902. The business of the Minneapolis office last year made about $458,000 net for the government. The rapid strides of the Minneapolis office has aroused the envy of neighboring cities, whose officials are making inquiries as to how the Minneapolis office sells so j many postage stamps. The office is in the same class as that of Chicago and other large cities. New York is in a class by itself. A STOVE FACTORY NEXT An Eastern Factory May Be Moved to Minneapolis. Representatives of an eastern stove factory have been in the city for the past few days looking over the city with a view to locating their works here. The owners contemplate moving west to get a better chance at the western trade. The representatives of the Scotten to bacco interests are still here. They are said to be favorably inclined toward Min neapolis as a location for their, western factory. STEP-SISTERS QUARREL And the Police Court Penalties One of Them $5. Edith Whitmore and Jennie Davis, stej sisters, got into a dispute at the latter'r home, 2201 Hennepin avenue, yesterday, and finally came to blows. In the melee Miss Davis grabbed at a watch from her j antagonist's dress and when the fight ended refused to give it back. Miss Whit more thought the law ought to help her and appealed to the police, who suggested that she file a charge of grand larceny in the first degree, but she decided that a charge of assault and battery could b« more easily substantiated and so preferred that. In the police court this morning Miss Davis was convicted and fined $5. \Suii Proof/ \ «4lKlts / \ \ \nre' / r <OO\$" jr «o pore, the mlzingso v^^S" O>vsC_/^ exact, tn** no other paint X 'Z/C' ■^^S" /Is quite so durable. 48 colon, V>^» •v^> /and white. Book of paint knowl»\ t^-» -^"yetige/rtr. Inducement to dealert.\^«««» '"^ IP on Paint Co./ Milwaukee, "W"li.Vs-»* •-=~ I - PKubnrth ri«t* Clm C*., DMrtboim, * V "£- '■ ■2Z I tOO <« 510 8. B<l SI., gl»»*»p»lli, JH. I ■•*. •\ A full stock of Patton'3 Sun Proof Painti can be had at the following placet: ''n^v t Andrews Sullivaa. 610 :Ist tT-Sjtf.l C. Smith, 1401 Western *»; Peter Falwr.V^ll Plymouth ay; F. C. Rlcharda, 505 E 24th st; M. 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