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THE MINNEAPOLIS JOTTRNAL.
PRICE TWO CENTS.
WISHING TO ATONE
Kruskopf, Marshalltown's Deputy Postmaster,
Returns —Fled While Demented —Wan-
' dcrcd Over 50 Miles Afoot.
Special to The Journal.
Marshalltown, lowa, Aug. 17.—Weary,
footsore and hungry, after having twice
eluded the oißcers and traveled over
fifty miles on foot since his disappear
ance. Deputy Postmaster Max Kruskopf
voluntarily returned to the city about 1
o'clock this morning in an almost dement
He had eaten but two light lunches
slaco hio disappearance Wednesday and
had walked over twenty-five miles with
out having eaten a morsel of food during
the thirty-six hours preceding. He was
placed in a hospital and as soon as his
mental and physical condition will war
rant it, he will be taken to Dcs Moines
for examination before United States Com
Kruskopf tells a strange story, whicn,
however, is believed by friends and the
people generally. He says he had no
recollections of any desire to run away,
but that his mind suddenly gave way and
the next he knew it was night and he
was in the village of Union, twenty miles
BATTLE OF BOARDS
Normal Board Regrets Concessions
Made to Board of Control,
THE LATTER BOARD STANDS FIRM
Normal School People Mow Kijiurinu
on Method* for IteKUiuiutf
The state normal school board Is in ses
sion to-day at the state capital. Its mem
bers are very much dissatisfied with the
way the state board of control has taken
hold of the normal schools. They feel
that the board was too easily won to sur
render financial control of the schools. Un
der the ruling of the attorney general,
the board of control act does not include
the normal schools at all, but the board
voluntarily surrendered. Now the mem
bers are sorry. The board of control has
taken entire charge of building opera
tions. It has taken the insurance out of
the hands of resident members and, most
cruel blow of all, has dispensed with their
services as purchasing agents, for which
each resident member received $300 a
year. Thp normal school board is deter
mined to recant, unless the board of con
trol makes some concessions.
The board of control is standing its
ground, and will not recede from any of
its acts. It is reported that one reason
for the nerve displayed by the board of
control la an opinion furnished by a prom
inent attorney, which directly controverts
the attorney general. He holds that the
law is not defective, but is valid in all
its parts and that the board of control
has jurisdiction of the financial affairs
cf the normal schools whether the nor
mal sehocl board says so or not. Under
his opinion the university wculd also be
\V. B. Mitchell of St. Cloud, chairman
of the committee, appointed to confer
with the board of control, presented a
report this afternoon. The committee
had made repeated efforts to arrive at an
understanding with the board of control,
but wholly without success. The board of
control had ignored the committee and
also the acts of the normal school board.
Contrary to the board of control law, it
had attempted to exercise supervision
over the president and employes of the
normal schools. It had even attempted to
prescribe courses of study and had cut
out the board's estimate for text books.
"It is time for us to do one of two
things," said Mr. Mitchell, "either go out
of business entirely or do our duty under
the laws. The attorney general tells me
that the resolution we adopted April 20
was of no force and that the law is still
invalid so far as we are concerned.
Professor Phelps of Duluth sprung a
sensation by reading the board of control
letter instructing him to buy fuel. "It
is a private letter on public business and
I suppose I am likely to be electrocuted
for making it public," said Professor
Phelps, "but I do not consider myself
bound by the instructions."
The letter directs him to buy West Vir
ginia screened lump from the North
western Fuel company at $3.85 per ton.
Professor Phelps declared that he could
buy the same coal in Duluth at 53.25 per
ton. He actually secured that price from
the Pioneer Fuel company.
Director Nye of Moorhead said that he
could purchase cheaper in Moorhead than
the price quoted him by the board.
Spanish Vets Munt Pay.
The state normal school board this
morning received reports from the various
institutions. A request for free tuition
for veterans of the Spanish-American
war was refused on the ground that the
board has not the right to grant it with
out legislative sanction.
Director' Mitchell cf St. Cloud offered
a resolution abolishing the $30 special fee
for kindergarten students. It was referred
to a committee.
George G. Green was appointed instruc
tor in manual training and R. Warren
Howe physical director at the St. Cloud
DISTRICT JUDICIAL CONVENTION.
Special to Tie Journal.
Osceola, lowa, Aug. 17.—The 22d has
been decided upon as the time of select
ing a successor to Judge W. H. Telford
of Corydcn. The convention of the third
judicial district convenes that day.
In the Masonic home in Wallingford,
Conn., there resides one of the four veter
ans now alive of the Seminole war. He
is Charles Benedict, an old Mason.
Dr. Koch Stands by His Guns
mmw York Sun Saacixf $*rvlo+.
Berlin, Aug. IT.-Professor Robert Koch, in explaining his recent London ad-
Tfl 8«h Ot? n rrh UT ion> d6ClareS tb4t cx Periment with actual 'acts is the only method
of fighting the disease. He 6 aid that argument could not in any manner forward the
matter. Statistics will not accomplish what experiment alone can do.
Dr. Koch said it was now demonstrated that human tuberculosis could not be
transmitted to cattle. By careful waching the reverse of this would be indisputably
proved. He aid not wish to dismantle all the expensive systems of regulation in-
Bpection and prevention now in vogue, but he thought it wise not to add to theat
Si-siems useless appendages. The remedy, he believes, is almost within reach.
north of here, to which place he had wan
dered through the woods.
There he came temporarily to his senses
and resolved to return home. He started
in the wrong direction, however, and land
ed at Gifford, where the efforts of officers
to capture him frightened him and he S°d
into the woods where he wandered hah
the night and half the day in a demented
Shortly after noon he found himself
roaming through a dense timber. At first
he did not know where he was, but sud
denly all became clear, then a great yearn
ing to Bee his wife and child and a de
sire to atone for his wrong doing pos
sessed him, and although hungry and tired
he started on his long twenty-five mile
walk to Marshalltown.
He was within a few miles of this cit>
when he was overtaken by a constable,
who was on his trail and he was brought
the rest of the journey in a buggy. He
was nearly dead from exhaustion and
nervous prostration. Efforts will be made
to secure leniency for him.
IN BROAD DAYLIGHT
William McFarland Slugged and
Robbed at Ashland.
INJURIES MAY CAUSE HIS DEATH
Sam of $t.((OO Taken by the High
waymen— Three Held for
Special to The Journal.
Ashland, Wis., Aug. 17.—William Mc-
Farland, a well-known citizen, was held
up in the Bay City district of Ashland yes
terday afternoon bj three strangers and
robbed of about $1,600, all the money he
The hold-up trio caught McFarland on
a public highway traversed daily by hun
dreds of people, and after brutally as
saulting him took his money and left him
by the wayside to die.
McFarland was picked up by a pedes
trian and taken to a hospital for treat
ment, where his life is in the balance.
Three suspects were arrested in an at
tempt to board an outgoing train last ;
evening and upon being arraigned in ■
court this morning two of them pleaded i
guilty and were bound over. The other j
man was also held for trial.
Thos. Baßloy, a woodsman, was taken
into custody on the streets here last even
ing with the worst case of smallpox seen
in these parts since the beginning of the
epidemic. He was sent to the pesthouse.
Whilt riding a bicycle on the* walkway
of the Chicago & North-Western ore
docks here to-day, Amd Johnson, a nine
teen-yearold boy, ran oft tlie walk and fell
a distance of thirty feet, breaking his hip
and receiving internal injuries which may
result in death.
New Ones to Be Established
in Northwest—Some Mis
take About H.P.Hall
B7iUUrJh^ i :t n n a ?L BUraaU' Xoo™**' *-<>'
Washington, Aug. 17.—As a result of
inspections made during the summer, a
large numbejof rural routes will be
established in the northwest Oct. 1 and
Nov. 1. Minnesota is not so well taken
care of as some of the adjoining states,
but Superintendent Machen promises that
some additional routes will be established
there during the winter 1. Only eight routes
are to be put in operation in the state
this fall, all on Oct. 1. One of these is
in Hennepin county, three in Morris' dis
trict, and four in Eddy's. In South Da
kota fourteen routes are to be established,
all on Oct. 1. The inspections in North
Dakota have not been completed. In
lowa twelve routes are to be established
Oct. 1 and seventeen Nov. 1, and in Wis
consin ten on Oct. 1, and sixteen on Nov.
1. The latter are all in Congressman
Minor's district, the eighth.
The Hall Story a Canard.
Superintendent Machen of the rural
free delivery service said to-day that so
far as he knows there is no truth in the
report that H. P. Hall is to be appointed
inspector in the rural free delivery serv
ice from Minnesota.
"Postmaster General Smith makes those
appointments," said Mr. Machen to-day,
"and up to the time he left here for his
vacation he had not mentioned Hall's
name in connection with the place. The
names of several other Minnesotans have
been discussed, but I canot give them.
The postmaster general will make the ap
pointment when he returns, which will
be in about three weeks."
—W. W. Jermane.
- SATURDAY EVENING, AUGUST 17, 1901.
Long Desired Twin City Con-
SOME WORK THIS YEAR
The Complete Line Will Run From
Aberdeen to Rapid City.
A NEW TRANSCONTINENTAL, TOO
'Twill Be Provided by an Extension
Into Wyoming to Tonch the
1 nion Pacific.
Direct railway communication between
Minneapolis and the Black Hills is now
practically assured. Promoters of the en
terprise, among whom is L. C. Twombly
of Pierre, have about brought their nego
tiations to a successful issue. The Com
mercial West In to-day's issue, says:
The Commercial West is pleased to make
an important railroad announcement this;
week to the effect that negotiations for the i
building of a railroad to connect Minneapolis
and St. Paul with the Black Hills are far
The road will be built from Aberdeen, S. D.,
to Rapid City in the Black Hills, crossing
the Missouri river at Pierre, if the present
negotiations reach a favorable conclusion.
The road will be 295 miles long, and it
will probably be known as the Twin City,
Pierre & Black Hills road. The original in
corporation of a few years back was under
the name of the Duluth, Pierre & Black Hills, j
But the building of this line is only a part'
of a further plan to build a short line into I
Denver, and by the route to create a short
line to the gulf and to California and to
coast points, by using the Union Pacific.
It is 1,110 miles from Chicago to Deadwood,
but it is only 595 miles from St. Paul and
Minneapolis to Deadwood by the proposed
line. The jobbers and manufacturers of the
twin cities are especially desirous of having
direct rail communication with the Black
Hills, because, notwithstanding that mileage
is greatly in their favor, under existing rail
connections, the rich trade of the Black Hills
country goes to Chicago, St. Louis and
If the road is built to Rapid City, it will
be extended to Orrln Junction, Wyo., where it
will connect with the Union Pacific, Denver
& Gulf road and thus establish a direct line
to Denver orr short mileage. At Newcastle,
Wyo., where the Burlington would cross,
there is ample coal supply, and this would be
It will cost $20,000 a mile to build and equip
the road, and construct the bridge at Pierre
—to cost $GOO,ooo—and bonds to cover this
amount are now under consideration in New
York. The negotiations at this end are in
charge of L. C. Twombly, who has made a
thorough study of the proposition.
The road will be constructed as an inde
pendent line, but it will naturally become a
I part of one of the northwest systems. Under
its operation as an independent line it would
i hold traffic relations with the Great Northern
and the St. Paul road at Aberdeen, and a
through passenger service with the Black
Hills would be established by these lines.
These latest developments of the negotia
tions that are in progress are of interest at
this time because of the bearing that such a
line would have on railroad connections in
Build to Pierre This Year.
It is further learned that negotiations
are so far advanced that the funds for the
enterprise will be at the.disposal of the
officers of the new line within a very
short time. All that remains to be done
is the completion of a few details which it
is thought will be accomplished within
two weeks. It is the intention of the pro
moters of the new road to have the line
constructed to Pierre before the end of
the year and into Rapid City late next
The construction of this line will m»
terlally change the railroad situation in
the Black Hills country. It means great
things for South St. Paul as a stock mar
ket and for the merchandise jobbing in
terests of the twin cities.
At present a big factor in the earnings
of the Fremont, Elkhorn & Missouri Val
ley road, which is a part of the North-
Western system, is the immense cattle
traffic from the Hills country to Chi
cago. The new road will deprive the F. E.
& M. V. system of much of this business
and make the entire stock country west
of the Missouri and along the new line
tributary to South St. Paul. The land
west of the Missouri is not adapted to
agriculture but is good grazing area and
there is no question but that an immense
business in stock will be built up by the
Former Trade to Be Regained.
The Hills country buys its supplies
mostly from Chicago, Omaha, Sioux City
and Denver. In early days before the ad
vent of the railroad into the Hills, the
twin cities sold a large amount of mer
chandise in that market. In the seventies
this was sent over the Northern Pacific
to Bismarck and from there overland. In
the early eighties the North-Western
system pushed through to Pierre and over
land transportation routes were changed
from Bismarck to that point. Minneapolis
trade with the Hills still held good. At
this time Chicago was also shipping
A GOOD RIDDANCE—IF HE OMLY COULD.
into the Hills by the Union Pacific and
overland from Cheyenne, Neb. The Fre
mont, Elkhorn and Missouri Valley was
the first road to build in, being thrown
I open for business in 1885. Its construction
sent most of the merchandise trade to
Chicago. In later years Denver has built
up a big trade with the Hills in mining
machinery. The quick supply business
ha 3 gone to Omaha and Sioux City. The
j twin cities have sold a few goods, but not
, to compare with their trade of early days.
| Shipments from here are forced to take
I a round about way through Sioux City,
j which makes both time and rate against
| Minneapolis. The new line will open that
j territory to the twin cities and a good
share of the trade will come to this mar
A Benefit to Lumbermen.
Minneapolis lumber has been practically
barred from the Black Hills market in the
absence of a direct line. This will give
the local manufacturers the opportunity
i they have wanted for competing for the
, Hills trade. They expect to have as an ac
• tive competitor for this business the Idaho
; white pine which the Northern Pacific will
| soon be bringing into market, in addition
, to the coarse grade timber of the Hills.
j Railroad men believe that the new line
will prove that valuable a factor in the
northwest situation that it will not long
remain an independent road but will be
j absorbed by one of the big northwest sys
;Yale to Confer an Honor
Upon the Archbishop of
Special to The Journal.
New Haven, Conn., Aug. 17. — Definite
confirmation of the statement that Arch
bishop Ireland .will Teceive the honorary
degree of doctor of laws at the Yale bi
centennial exercises next October, was
made to-day. He will leave the west
about Oct. 1 and be in the east fully a
month. He will visit distinguished lead
ers of the church in New York city, attend
the Yale celebration during its four days
and spend several days at Hartford with
Attempt to Get Out Men in
DISORDER MAY COME
Contributions Refused From Men
, Who Will Not Strike.
EASTERN EYES FIXED ON WEST
Bay View Men to Decide To-day and
Jollet Strikers May Re
<3> . <$>
<$> .£ Milwaukee, Aug. 17.— the <S>
<$> counsel of several of the leaders <§>
of the Bay View lodge counts for
anything, the members of the
Amalgamated Association in this
city will not vote to strike when
the meeting is held this afternoon.
Those who were not working on
the day shift to-day and who were
not in favor of striking, were busy
visiting the homes of many of the
mill workers who will have a say
in deciding upon the strike order
when the question comes to a vote.
One of the old mill workers who
had spent half his life at work in
the Bay View plant was willing to
wager considerable money at two
• to*}one that the men would not
strike. Tljis man says that four
fifths of the lodge members are
married and have families, and the
■ majority of these, he says, will
vote to remain at work. The fac
tion, he says, that is willing and
anxious to obey the mandate of
President Shaffer is composed of
single men, who would be able to
obtain work elsewhere.
While the meeting was called for
• 3 o'clock, it is not expected that
the result .will be known before 5
■ or 6 o'clock ,and perhaps even
■ later. It is said that in case the
• lodge votes to remain at work a
number of the minority will de
• cide to quit work of their own
Pittsburg, Aug. 17.—Attention in the
steel strike is directed to the west again
to-day. Every possible effort of the strik
ers is centered to win Milwaukee and
Chicago over from their 1 adverse standing
on the stjrike. Milwaukee is to vote on
the question to-day and the labor lead
ers are confident that final action will
be favorable to them. After Milwaukee
acts, a move will be made to get the Chi
cago men to hold another meeting and
reconsider their two refusals to come out.
Coupled with the new western plan
is a determined effort on the part of
the strikers to break into the solid com
bination of Carnegie properties. Secret
organization has been going on in the lat
ter for some time despite the vigilance
of the officials of the company and the
show of strength is expected by Monday.
Making Headway at Dnqueane.
It is believed that a number of men will
be gctten out at Duquesne, but the claims
as to the final result there conflict. The
24 PAGES-FIVE O'CLOCK.
They Destroy Twelve Villages in the Damizra
District and Ruthlessly Slaughter AH
* Male Inhabitants.
* London, Aug. 17.—A dispatch to the
Pall Mall Gazette from Constantinople
says a body of 400 Kurds has teen raid
ing the Damizra district of Armenia and
BOTHA ON THE EVE
Lord Milner Taking Constitution and Plans for
Government to South Africa, So Near
Is Peace Regarded.
London, Aug. 17.—The Sun to-day says
it hears that the concentration of General
Kitchener's forces Hondwool on borders
of Zululand, announced in a dispatch
from Durban last night, does not fort
shadow a fight with Botha, but his sur
render, In pursuance with an understand
ing reached between General Botha and
The Sun adds that the government is so
satisfied that the war is virtually over
that Lorti Milner, now on his way back
to South Africa, has in his pocket the
draft of a complete constitution and plans
for the future government of the annexed
Many Millions of Russians to Starve
London, Aug. 17.—Advices from Mos
cow say Russia is on the eve of another
famine. Nearly a third of the provinces
of European Russia are officially declared
to have produced "insufficient," others
"sufficient," and others still "under the
average" crop of cereals. Only two prov
inces out v of seventy really have good
harvests. Among the "insufficient" are
the best wheat growing districts. The
official term "insufficient" means utter
The famine-stricken area exceeds half
a million square miles, and about the
same area as that of the great famine of
1891. The population numbers 43,000,000.
The hopes founded on the report of two
months ago have vanished. The havoc
has been wrought by the Intense^heat and
entire absence of rain when needed. Aft
erwards there were torrential downpours
Big Dog Case for Little Minn. Town
Special to The Journal.
Albert Lea, Minn., Aug. 17.—The somewhat celebrated Glenville dog case was on
trial yesterday before Justice Stacy of this city and a jury,' but the end was not
reached, owing to the great number of witnesses. Plaintiff Spencer charges Defend
ant Thompson with poisoning a dog valued in the complaint at $1,000. The little
village of Glenville, eight milea south of this city, is all tor* up over the matter.
Sleeper Killed at Nodaway, lowa
Special to The Journal.
Nodaway, lowa, Aug. 17.—Lewis Hitchcock was killed by a freight train while he
was asleep under a box car. He was conscious before he died, and gave his address
as 1415 West Sixteenth street, Chicago.
strike leaders say that they are strong
enough to shut the plant down and that
they are going to do so as soon as their
plans mature. The company officials ad
mit that the Amalgamated organizers
have made some headway in the
Duquesne, but say that making the most
,liberal allowance for the strikers the
plant cannot be even seriously handi
capped. The strike leaders plan to hold
a meeting at Duquesne to-night, and that
fact Is taken as an indication that the
commencement of the new turn on Sat
urday and Monday morning marks the
time for action. President Shaffer and
his associates have several times inti
mated that they had a surprise in store
for the corporation and the movement
against the Carnegie properties is now
believed to be what they had in mind.
The Carnegie officials have been watch
ing the progress of events closely and are
making every possible effort to hold the
Disorder Looked For.
There is a growing belief that the good
order which has been general will not
prevail much longer. The strikers show
a spirit of restlessness and irritation at
the points where the union and non
union men come in contact is increasing.
A party of strike-breakers from the south
is expected at Monessen, and the strik
ers are patrolling the town in anticipa
tion of their 1 arrival. Trouble is feared
when the two forces meet. It is also be
lieved that some trouble will result from
the effort to tie up the Carnegie proper
ties. The strike leaders continue to warn
against acts of violence, and claim there
will be no trouble until the strikers arte
denied rights which the law gives them.
President Shaffer said to-day:
I have received a telegram from Mr. Tighe
at Milwaukee. He says the meeting will be
held this afternoon, but makes no prediction
as to the result there. There is nothing new
in the situation to-day. Monessen cannot be
started, for the corporation lacks the men
to do so. I am not sure that I will go to
No more mills were started at the
Painter works to-day, but the company
expects to have another mill going on
More May Be Called Out.
President Shaffer said to-day that if the
Republic Iron and Steel company was pur-
has destroyed twelve villages, leaving
nothing but smoking ruins. Only the
young girls were spared. They were car
ried off to the harems. All the male*
were ruthlessly butchered.
London, Aug. 17.—The proroguing of
parliament to-day is the occasion of much
doleful comment. The statist contrasts
the effects of the enormous sums bor
rowed by the United States in the civil
war and by Prance in 1870 with the fall
in consuls resulting from the methods of
Sir Michael Hicks-Beach and attributes
it to the government's financing. It say*
there is a mistaken belief abroad that
the resources of the country have been
immensely exaggerated and that Great
Britain is not so rich as reputed, and
claims that the belief in the almost inex
haustible resources of Great Britain haa
been, heretofore, one of the great guaran
tees of peace.
and hailstorms. The appearance of'in
numerable pests is completing the de
struction. As the harvest is now in
progress, these are final reports.
It might be supposed that Russia would
still be able to draw on her vast re
sources in Siberia. But matters have not
gone well there, though the figures have
not been finally issued. Moreover, the
bumper crops of Siberia avail little, for
Russia has no roads but the railroads.
Of the hundreds of thousands who per
ished, directly or indirectly, from ty
phoid and other epidemics, induced by
starvation during the previous famines,
the great majority were within a hundred
or two hundred miles of the railroad, but
the grain could not and cannot go to
the starving-mujiks, though the stream!
take such quantities to the ports as to
benefit the outer world.
chased by or came under the United
States Steel corporation, the men would
be called out at once. He said the men
were thoroughly organized and that h»
had no doubt that they would promptly
respond to a call.
The steel workers in the Riverside
plant at Wheeling who are still at work
will hold a meeting to-night and It is
believed they will finally decide what they
will do. They have a contract which calls
for thirty days' notice and many of them
insist that the notice be given. They are
being urged, however, to strike at once.
The independent mills continue to take
on skilled men from among the strikers
and in one instance a mill has allowed its
men to make to make an arrangement
with the strikers under which the strikers
do substitute work for a few days each
The strikers of the Keystone mills and
the Continental Tube Works in this city
are holding a meeting in secret session
to-day to discuss the situation.
IN MILWAUKEE '
Bay View Men to Vote on the Strike
Milwaukee, Wis., Aug. 17.—The members
of the Bay View lodge of the Amalgamated
Association of Iron, Steel and Tin Work
ers, will this afternoon decide for a sec
ond time whether or not they will obey
the strike order of President Shaffer.
As time goes on, the chances seem to
fevor a strike, the sentiment in this di
rection seeming to have gained strength
since the men at Joliet decided to go out.
There are, however, many conservative
members of the Bay lodge who favor re
maining at work. Old members of the
association say that President Shaffer ia
calling the strike acted illegally and
violated the constitution, and, further,
that a charter cannot be revoked without
a hearing before the district board.
Superintendent George Reis of the Illi
nois Steel company's plant in this city
says that in case the men remain at work
and the lodge's charter Is revoked, his
company will agree to continue to pay tha
scale the same as has been signed, and,
furthermore, that If the men lose their
charter, the scale will be signed with th«
men as individuals. The situation is cer
The Bay View mills wIU be closed down