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Morrlwer Is Reinstated—John Mor
risaoy. removed from the detective force upon
the advent of the Ames administration, was
reappclnted yesterday and resumes his work
as a plain clothes man.
Hottest This Month—The maximum
heat yesterday, as indicated by the govern
ment thermometer, was 94. This is seven
degrees warmer than Monday, when the reg
ister wu only 87. The previous high record
tor this month was only »2.
Bishop Kdsall as Celebrant—Bishop
Samuel Edsall, of the diocese of North Da
kota and bishop coadjutor-elect of Minne
sota, will celebrate holy communion at St.
Mark's church and will preach the sermon
at 10:30 on the morning of Sunday, Sept 1.
Vacation Schools to Close—The va
cation schools at the Franklin and Clay
schools close to-day. An exhibit of the work
of the children was made at the Franklin
school from 2:30 until 6 and at the Clay school
Thursday at corresponding hours.
Furniture Moved Out —Officers of the
court Monday removed the household effects
of Mrs. Harriet Adams, proprietress of &
fashionable boarding-house at 221 Tenth
street S, upon a writ of ejectment secured
by the agents of the house. It is charged
that she.was delinquent In the payment of
rent. ■• ;*'.' :-iX „..,■,..
Hit by a lln»ebuil—Linus Waekuwich,
the lad who was hurt in the ankle on Me
morial Day by a baseball, had to submit to
an oporation Monday. The bruise proved
worse than had been supposed, and the bone
became affected, necessitating the . removal
of the diseased portion. He Is now doing
well. .
A ."Mew Collection Co.—The Merchants
~ Advisory .and Collection company has filed
articles of incorporation with the register of
deeds. The principal place of business will
be in this city. The capital stock is fixed at
?50,000, and the-incorporators are Victor J.
Welch, Frank. R. Hubaohek, Louis H. Huba
chek and William A. Tautge.
Tontine People Meet—Sixty represen
tatives of the Tontine Savings Association
are attending the fourth annual convention
at the West hotel. From Aug. 19-24 the men,
who have gathered from all parts of the
United States and British Columbia, will be
entertained with trolley rides and the vari
ous other pleasures. No business of public
Interest will be transacted.
There'll Be a Stir at the Fort—Colo
nel Quinton, in command of the Fourteenth
regiment. United States infantry, will arrive
at Fort Snelling Saturday with tiuO men. The
fort has presented a - deserted appearance for
a long time, only one company from the
Eighth regiment having been stationed there
for some time. The Fourteenth has served
eighteen months in the Philippines.
Hi* Langnage Too Strons-William
Meissner was tried in the municipal court
yesterday, charged with slandering Mrs. Betty
.Uisenberg, a neighbor. The trouble arose
over quarrels between the children of the two
families. The testimony showed that while
Air. Meissner had had provocation, he was
. yet guilty of using some bad language, and he
was accordingly nned $10. v.
Handsome Q. A. It. Invitation*—ln
vitations to attend the Grand Army encamp
ment at Cleveland Ohio, next month, have
reached this city. The invitation is an elabor
ate affair, steel engraved, and with both the
grand army and delegate badges embossed in
their respective colors. It is signed, among
others,,by the names of Senator M.. A. Hanna
and Mayor Tom L. Johnson, both of them
presidential possibilities, although on dltter
«nt tickets.
More Dogi Poisoned— annual dog
poisoning season in the community imme
diately about. Thirty-fourth street and Nic- \
©net avenue has come around again. Every
summer some one in that neighborhood starts
out on a dog crusade and gets from three to
five in a bunch, often valuable dogs. Satur- I
day night was chosen as the time this year.
The next morning three dogs were reported
as dead by as many owners and the com
munity is up In arms. . . :
Dr. Muilius to Preach Here—i)_ E.
Y. Mulling, president of the largest theolog
ical seminary in the country, • the Southern
Baptist seminary at Louisville, Ky., is to de
liver a series of talks before the Minnesota
Baptist summer assembly at Mound, Mlnne
tonka, beginning Monday, Aug. 26. He Is a
graduate of the seminary over which he pre
sides, and is a personal friend of W. B. Rlley,
pastor of the First Baptist - church of this
city, from whose pulpit he will preach next
Sunday morning at 10:30.
A Color Line Because the girl '<
waiters in a Fourth street restaurant refused
to serve him, > J. S. Bogle, colored, swore out
a warrant for the arrest of J. R. Pattie, the
proprietor. On Monday Pattie did not know
whether to plead guilty or not guilty.. He
could not force the girls to wait upon the
man, and it so happened that he was not
present when the trouble occurred and knew
nothing of It until afterward. He wanted |to i
plead guilty, but was told that he was enti- I
tled to a fair trial if he wished it.
Pays Hill Fare Cheerfully — Joseph
Jorgens, principal of the Jackson school, re
turned Monday, after a vacation of two
months spent In making the grand tour in
Europe. One of the results of his trip is to
cure him of the habit of railing against the I
Minneapolis street car company. He now |
declares that he will hereafter pay his nickel i
and be content with whatever comes in the
the way of service, knowing that it is a little '
better than what people in other cities in this
country are getting, and a long ways ahead
of conditions in Europe. i .
Six Small Boys In Court—Special Offi
cer Herrick, who looks after the peace and
order of the Great Northern yards, had taken
Into the municipal court yesterday Reuben i
Rotherman, Howard Rotherman John Pal
mer, David Birdie, Victor Jorgenson and
Harry Jones, small boys between the ages of
10 and 15, charged with stealing wheat. The
boys pleaded guilty and Judge Holt imposed
sentences of $5 or five days and suspended
sentence. The court was inclined to find
some fault with Officer Herrick for not exer
cising more care in making cut his com
plaints. It seems that the worst offender
had taken only a bushels and a half of wheat
whereas he was charged with taking seven
bushels. ' •
F. SAXBORG, died in a private hospital
at 51 Western avenue Monday from pneu
monia. His only known relative is a brother,
who is also an inmate of the hospital The
body was removed to the morgue.
T,, MARY C. BLAKE, wife of AnSo n
Blake, died yesterday at her home in St.
Anthony Park. Funeral notice later.
Aged Californlan Finds a Sew Wife
in lowa.
Special to The Journal.
Nortbwood, lowa, Aug. 21.—Charles
Wardell, aged 85, and Mrs. Merttie Marcy,
aged 57, were united in marriage at the
home of the bride last evening by Rev.
Robert Gray of the First Baptist church.
The groom is a wealthy land-owner in
California, and this is his third venture
on the sea of matrimony. The bride beats
him % two, having been married five
times. .It was a case of "love at first
sight," as Mr. . Wardell. never saw the
lady who is now his wife until about
three weeks ago.. ,
Several Merchants and a Bank
Burned Out at Brltton, S. It.
Special to The Journal.
Britton, S. D., Aug. 21.—A large part
of the chief business block of this place
was destroyed by fire to-day. Jones' drug
store was insured for about $2,500 and
Lawrence's hardware for about $1000
Baker's drug store, insured, and Alpin's
dry goods store, insured for $6,000, were
also burned to the ground.
The Citizens' bank is a total wreck, but
the vault is considered safe. Only the ab
sence of wind saved the town from a gen
eral conflagration.
Men of Montana, Idaho and Wash
ington Meet at Helena.
Special to The Journal.
Helena, Mont., Aug. 21.—The third an
nual meeting of the Northwestern Funeral
Directors' association, comprising under
takers of Montana, Idaho and Washing
ton, is in session in Helena. There are
thirty-five present and the session will
last three days. Professor Hohenschuh
of lowa QJty. lowa, an authority upon
embalming, is delivering a series of lec
tures to the undertakers upon embalming.
The state board of health will meet here
to-morrow to examine undertakers as to
their qualifications to become licensed
The Illinois Central Steamer Line
Interests Minneapolis Millers.
The Openlnjr of an Additional Port
Will Also Tend to Low
er Rates.
Shipping circles are convinced that it It
the intention of the Illinois Central to
invade the northwest for a larger per
centage of the export flour and grain
traffic. Its recent purchase of a line of
ocean steamships to operate from New
Orleans, together with the revised re
ports of its intended purchase of the Mm»
neapolis & St. Louis, is of special Inter
est to the Minneapolis and the northwest.
President B. G. Baker of the Atlantic
Transport company, told some of the large
shippers of export products while here,
this week, that there was no question but
that New Orleans as a port was to prove
a strong competitor for the export busi
ness of the middle west. He was willing
to concede that this portended good things
for the export shippers of the northwest,
as it would furnish them with another
competing outlet for foreign trade, and
in time would open new markets for
northwestern grain and flour.
Minneapolis flour shippers believe that
the New Orleans route will in time great
ly assist them in enlarging their trade in
South America and the* West Indies. Cuba
is already purchasing Minneapolis flour in
good quantities. The South American
trade is continually increasing. This
business, with the big increase to come as
the years go, will naturally go through
New, Orleans. In addition to this, the
South African trade which can be reached
to better advantage through a southern
port, is likely to go that way.
Minneapolis shippers have had some
satisfactory service for this southern
trade through southern ports. Most of
the flour and grain shipped to the United
Kingdom will probably go to the port 3
now doing the business. These include
New York, Newport News, Baltimore
Boston and Montreal. The last named
port is making a strong bid for export
business from the northwest and middle
west. New Orleans promises to rob it of
much of its prestige. Local flour men be
lieve that with good service and facili
ties, the southern port will make a good
bid for traffic bound for the ports of con
tinental Europe.
What Xew Orleans Must Do.
Shippers who have experimented with
the New Orleans route say that there are
several things which must be arranged
by that port before it will be in a position
to make an aggressive bid for big busi
ness from the northwest. The rate is of
primary importance. Terminal facililtieß
for housing and transferring the rain and
flour must be improved. The steamship
service.must reach that point where regu
lar sailings are assured. Then there is
the question of equal insurance rate 3
with the Atlantic ports.
Traffic men believe that there will be
no question as to the rate. New Orleans
is about the same distance from Minne
apolis as New York. The rail haul shows
an advantage for Xew Orleans on account
of easy grades as compared with the diffi
cult grades of the eastern roads. Ocean
time favors the Atlantic port, but time
from shipping point to seaboard greatly
favors New Orleans. The question of fa
cilities is but a question of time. Minne
apolis shippers of export products will
welcome this new route as a leveler of
In all this there are big things ahead
for the Illinois Central which, with the
Minneapolis & St. Louis, will be due to
get the long haul to the gulf.
Arguments on Demurrer to the In
dictment Bring: Vv Import
ant Questions.
Judge Harrison this morning listened
to arguments on the demurrer to the in
dictment against Daniel Scatena, charged
with having sworn falsely in securing a
license to sell liquor at 109 Nicollet ave
Harry Meade, appeared as attorney for
Scatena and cited many authorities to
show that the indictment was invalid be
cause the city council has no authority
to require an oath to be taken in secur
ing a liquor license.
Al J. Smith, assistant county attorney,
maintained that the city council clearly
had the right to pass an ordinance requir
ing an affidavit.
The question is an important one, In
volving, as it does, the validity of a city
ordinance and questioning the right of the
city to regulate the sale of liquor and re
quire an oath to be taken as an evidence
of good faith in securing a liquor license.
Scatena was indicted on evidence going
to show that he was selling liquor in a
building used for theaterical purposes yet
had sworn that there was no connection
between his place and a variety theater.
Judge Harrison took the case under ad
Has Been to Porto Rico Since Leav
ingl Minneapolis.
Frank C. Esterly haa returned to Min
neapolis from Washington and has taken a
position in the Northwestern National
bank. Pour years ago Mr. Esterly was
with Fletcher, March & Co., in the Bank
of Commerce building. Later he took a
two-years' academic course at the state
university following which he -was gradu
ated from the Columbian law school at
Washington. He subsequently held a po
sition in the office of the s&cretary of war,
and in the course of his duties was as
signed to Porto Rico in December, 1899.
During the period of the close of the mili
tary government under General Davis and
the beginning of the civil rule under Gov
ernor Allen he was occupied with govern
mental duties in San Juan. Mr. Eeterly
believes that no two men "were better
adapted to the duties which they were
called upon to perform could have been
found than General Davis and Governor
Allen. They were interested in the wel
fare of the Porto Ricans and the natives
knew it well.
G. W. Esterly, the father of Frank Es
terly is still deputy auditor in the treas
ury department, but Intends to return in
a few years with the family to renew
his residence in Minneapolis. D. H. Es
terly has taken a law course while in
Washington and will go to Milwaukee,
Wis., to practice.
Chinese Strikers Carry Their Point
With Cannery Proprietors.
Special to The Journal.
Vancouver, B. C, Aug. 21.—The first in
stance on record of Chinese "turning the
tables" on white labor by a strike move
ment has occurred at a leading salmon
cannery at Stevestor. There the Chinese
boss, who had a labor contract with the
owners, refused to let bis men work If
several extra white boys engaged through
press of work, were kept on. The whites
had to go. Japanese assertiveness Is hav
ing its effect on the Chinese In British
The supreme court of British Columbia
having decided that a naturalized Japanese
cannot by virtue of a local statute be
kept off the province's voters list, the col
lector of votes will under authority from
the government appeal to the judicial
committee of the royal privy council in
England, the highest imperial court of ap
peal. Leave has just been granted for
the appeal to be made. Unless the su
preme court's decision is reversed Brit
ish Columbia's voter's lists will in several
cases be largely made up of naturalized
Japs, who will then possibly control im
portant constituencies, if they vota en
I masse.
Little Johnny Gambela Is Sent to
the Reform School.
His Own Testimony Showed That He
Was Present When Fire*
Were Started.
Johnny Gambela, aged nine years, sus
pected of being an accomplice to several
fires of incendiary origin in and about the
Great Northern yards on the northeast
side, was this morning found incorrigible
and committed to the reformatory at St.
Johnny took the stand this morning,
but his answers were so vague and eva
sive as to convince Judge Holt the boy was
in need of discipline. Johnny admitted
having been present when several Great
Northern cars were fired. Other boys, he
said, had fired the cars, and when they ran
away he also fled.
Rev. J. H. Bowker, of Home for the
Friendless fame, now the proprietor of a
feed store, offered evidence as to the boy's
good character, but as it had to do en
tirely with the boy's conduct in his store,
it had little weight with the court.
During the examination P. W- Herrick,
a Great Northern inspector, swore to hav
ing seen the prisoner throw a handful of
oily waste on a fire which another boy had
lighted in a car.
The boy was charged, among other of
fenses, with having fired a large grain
elevator and several dwellings and va
cant buildings.
They Gather for Their Regular
Summer Assembly.
Rev. W. P. McKee, Formerly Pastor
of Olivet Church, Will De
liver an Address.
The Baptists at Mound, Lake Minne
tonka, are gathering for their third sum
mer outing. One hundred and 'fifty-seven
have thus far registered. _ Thirty tents
are in use and the hotel is also filled.
Sunday strong sermons were preached
by Rev. G. L. Morrill of Minneapolis, Rev.
R. Mosher of Albert Lea, and Rev: Prank
Peterson, D. D., of Minneapolis. Ernest
Fagenstrom conducted the Sunday
school. Monday morning Rev. E. M.
Stephenson of Chicago, gave the first in a
series of lectures on Sunday school work.
Rev. O. A. Williams, D. D., lectured on
"The Pastor and Denominational Loyalty."
Miss leanor Miller interested all in her
first lecture and lesson in Bible reading.
In the afternoon a game of ball was
played between the city laymen and the
country laymen, which resulted ir i
score of 18 to 2 in favor of the country
gentlemen. The afternoons are given to
games of various kinds. In a game of
quoits between the preachers and laymen,
the laymen easily vanquished the preach
ers. Last evening there was a camp fire
with stories and songs, which was
greatly enjoyed. To-morrow is B. Y. P.
U. day, and an interesting program has been
prepared. Rev. W. P. McKee, formerly
pastor of the Olivet church, Minneapo
lis, now dean of Francis Shinier academy,
Mt. Carroll, 111., will deliver the princi
pal address.
The Great Northern train that leaves St.
Paul at 1:35 and Minneapolis at 2 p. m.
will run out to Mound, while the train
leaving Spring Park at 9 o'clock p. m. will
start from Mound at 8:50. These are in
addition to the other trains. These trains
will run during the whole assembly, which
will close Aug. 30.
Among the churches, which have large
delegations, is the Anoka church with a
party of thirteen and the First Church of
Minneapolis, with a delegation of twenty.
Minnesota Association Will Hold It*
, Convention Aug. 24-28., .r'ti •! ;?
The Minnesota Association of the Deaf,
incorporated, will hold its annual meet
ing at Duluth Aug. 24 to 28. Interesting
papers will be presented bearing on the
education of people bereft of hearing.
William H. Cowles of Minneapolis;'will
present a paper recommending to the re
gents of the state university that special
school for the tranng of members of the
provision be made in " the agricultural
school for the training of members of the
Faribault school for the deaf. ' '•".: ,
Mr. Cowlea j will also, suggest that the
trustees of the National College for the
Deaf at Washington, D. C, change • the
name of that .institution to Kendall
Green. • The . association will also be
asked to indorse the recommendation that
colleges of medicine, surgery, dentistry
and agriculture be added to "Kendall
Green." ' ■ ' * ■ . ' • ■■■-._, ' .- ''■>" '"■/.*;
Reception and Banquet in Honor of
General MacArthnr.
Milwaukee, Aug. 21.—Major General
Arthur McArthuV to-day wired from San
Francisco his acceptance of the tender of
a reception by the citizens of Milwaukee
through the Merchants and Manufactur
ers' association. The date set by General
Mac Arthur is Aug. 29. It is the plan of
Milwaukee's citizens to make the home
coming of General Mac Arthur an event
that will long be remembered. A banquet
in his honor will also be given.
Both Killed by a Passenger Train
on the Calmar Division.
Special to The Journal.
Monticello, lowa, Aug. 21.—A passenger
train north bound on the Calmar division
struck a buggy containing a boy and his
sister, named Mayberry. Both were ter
ribly injured and died after an hour's suf
fering. The horse was killed instantly
and the buggy was smashed to pieces.
President of the Two Rivers Manu
facturing: Company Expires.
Two Rivers, Wis., Aug. 21. —Leopold
Mann, president of the Two Rivers Man
ufacturing company, well known through
out the state, died suddenly to-day, aged
sixty-five years. He had been suffering
from kidney trouble.
War Declared on Woodpeckers
Residents along the north shore of Min
netonka have b«gun a war of extermina
tion against the woodpeckers which Infest
that side of the lake, and it iB not im
possible that a bounty may be put upon
the heads of the little pests if they do
not mend their ways. The Minnesota
woodpecker is one of the most industrious
birds that flies. He has a head like a
trip-hammer, and a bill like a stilletto.
Moreover, be is absolutely tireless and
as noisy as a small boy with a new drum.
When he confines his energies to drag
ging early morning wormß out of the tree
bark, there is little objection to his ac
tivity, but when he lights on the wooden
tanks which supply water to the cottagers
and proceeds to bore a hole through the
resounding wood in search of food, then
suburbanites think it is time to call a
H. P. Breitzke's Search for His
Baby Proves Futile.
They Pear They May Loae the Babes
* They Have Adopted From
Maternity Hospital.
Several Minneapolis families who
adopted children from Maternity hospital
early last winter are much worried over
the search for the Breitzke child, which
its father claims was left in that institu
tion last November. Mr. Breitzke re
turned to his home at Balfour, N. D., last
evening, but before leaving Minneapolis
entrusted the search for his child to c
local attorney. While here Mr. Breitzke
talked with Dr. Martha Ripley and with
Superintendent of Police Fred Ames. How
ever, he succeeded in convincing neither
that he is really the father of the child he
is seeking, and In the absence of definite
proof both Dr. Ripley and Colonel Ames
refused to act.
One of the things which aroused sus
picion against him was the fact that
Breitzke constantly referred to a memo
randum book to refreshen his recollection
on important points, a proceeding which
was thought to be somewhat unusual as
he claimed to be the child's father. How
ever, the case will be looked into, and if
Breitzke has told the truth the child will
probably be returned to him, as the hos
pital records will render its location an
easy matter.
The Litigation Over the La Plante
Children Is Ended.
Mr. Chadwick: Is Nominal Guardian,
According to the Will of
the Father.
- The somewhat famous contest between
John Chadwlck and Mrs. Alvena A. Dun
ham for the custody of Willie and Freddie
La Plante is ended, having been amicably
settled. ; At one time the case was .in
three courts at once, but it did not wor
ry the little chaps in the least, for when
ever they went into court they paid no
attention ,to the proceedings, but spent
their time in childish pranks. ■:-" ;t\
: The probate court appointed Mr. Chad
wick guardian of the children pursuant to
the testamentary appointment of their de
ceased father. Mrs. Dunham, their grand
mother, appealed to the district court from
this appointment, but her appeal was dis
missed. She then went to . the supreme
court which reversed the district court
and held that she had a right to contest
the appointment of the guardian. In the
meantime ' she had abducted the children
from Chadwick, in whose custody they had
been for several months previous to the
father's death. Chadwick brought habeas
corpus proceedings for ' their recovery.
Judge Brooks after a trial lasting several
days gave them to Mrs. Dunham on, the
conditions offered by her, namely that she
be. allowed to support and educate them
free of any expense to their estate,.with
,out.' any prejudice, however, ■ to; the right
of the guardian to sue out another writ of
habeas corpus to take them from her
whenever she in any way neglects their
t weifare.. .. Mr. ■/ Chadwick : • appealed from
this decision to the supreme court. "J,
Under the settlement, the various ap
peals are dismissed without coats to either
party, Mr. Chadwick remains guardian of
the children, and g the ~ order of | Judge
( Brooks giving Mrs. ; Dunham | j temporary
possesion upon J: the . conditions specified
remains.in- force. .; ;,c:.; ;. > ;
* Mr. Chadwick says he. has contended for
the possession of the children solely be
cause, he promised their father, his old
friend, that he would bring them up, and j
he has desisted.only because he does not i
wish to impair, their estate /by long and
expensive litigation. ' *>- ...; •.-.■', -:: .
Close* Its Work by Returning About
.:'-■::. . „' Forty:lndictment*.'';■:: ; t
; The grand jury reported about 40 indict
ments to Judge Harrison yesterday after
noon and was then discharged. With re
lief the members quit , the .; courthouse
after the longest term session ever known
here by the grand jury. The Jury dis
posed of half a dozen new cases his
morning. ■ Among them was one against
John Brown, who is charged with robbing
gas meters; also that of Charles Sanford,
charged with stealing several thousand
cigars from Wulff ■ Brothers, and George
Wold, who is accused by his wife. of non
support. ..,..-' ":, . t ~. : . yj ' ■ IC , „:.. ;
Oriole's Discharge Refused. ! •
Judge Locbren, in the United States district
court;, refused to discharge Gabriel Orlck in
bankruptcy proceedings. . Orlck went Into vol
untary bankruptcy in October, 1900, having
been in business from the preceding Febru
ary. The liabilities were reported as $10,000
and the assets as $4,000. Appraiser* estimated
the stock.to be .worth $7,000. .v. . . •.
May Result In the Identification of
: "■'.?■;"■■ ,'. a Body. r'r'-'
The young man who was : killed on a
St. Anthony park bridge" by a Northern
Pacific train yesterday morning. was C. A.
Walhufter, according to information re
ceived this afternoon by Coroner Williams
There ,was nothing on, the dead man's body '
to indicate what his name was or where he :
lived, save a note which told that his
father's home was in Brainerd, and a bot
tle of medicine that had .been put up by
O. \R. . Briggs, a , druggist at Colby, Wis. -
; Coroner Williams telegraphed Mr.
Briggs last night, giving him the number
of the prescription. To-day the druggist
answered that the prescription ' had been
put up for a man who gave his name as
C. A. , Walhufter. Dr. ; Williams has tel
egraphed the.Brainerd authorities, but has
received no word that the Walhufters are
known there. : The body of the young man
is still at the morgue. >*• .
Back From Europe.
W. H. Eichman has Just returned from
conducting a party through Europe. The
party included twelve ladies and gentle
men from the northwest and visited Eng
land, France, Belgium and Holland under
auspices of Eichman's European tours.
Among the Minneapolis people in the
party were Mr. and Mrs. F. M. Nye and
Miss Iva Nye, Dr. J. C. Cockburn, Dr.
and Mrs. W. O. Fryberger and Miss
Maude McKee. The party were gone two
months and thoroughly enjoyed the trip.
halt. There Is scarcely a water tank
along the entire north shore that has not
suffered. Naturally when the water rises
to the point tapped, the hole must then be
The problem Is a somewhat difficult ono
with which to cope, as it Is difficult to
shoot the birds without penetrating the
tanks. Moreover, they seem to learn
nothing by experience, but bore hole after
hole in the same tank, until some of the
tanks now consist largely of plugs, and
leak almost'as fast as the water can be
pumped Into them.
A woodpecker that persists in tapping
on your roof at 4 o'clock in the morning is
bad enough, the lake dwellers say. but
when the same bird turns his attention
to your water tank and persists In filling
it full of holes, .be becomes a positive
He Roasted the Board of Control on !
a Misunderstanding
; l
No African In the Woodpile-Error I
• of Chairman , Leavltt Caused
a Stir.
Special to The Journal.
Duluth, Minn., Aug. 21.— W. F. Phelps, I
the Duluth member of the normal board, j
made the charge at the meeting of -he
board last Saturday that the board of ;
control had let a contract for coal for the t
Duluth normal school at $3.85 a ton, when -
coal can be bought in Duluth at $3.25. and !
notified him to keep the price secret.
Mr. Phelps publishes the letter of ,
Chairman Leavitt of the board of control ,
in the Duluth papers to-day, together \
with a red hot roast for the board.
On the face of it, the matter did look i
rather queer, but the difference grows out
of an error of Mr. Leavitt in notifying Mr. j
Phelps of the contract. He stated that the j
price was f. o. b. on track in Duluth and |
Mr. Phelps applied for the price of the j
same coal at the same point. The North- j
western JFuel company of this city, which ;
has the contract, says the price of $3.85
wa3 for coal delivered at the school. This
allows about 60 cents for the haul which is
about two or three miles and a long way
up the hill.
Ordinarily the companies get 50 cents
a ton for delivering coal in Duluth, but
claim that the longer haul to the normal
makes it worth 60 cents. Mr. Phelpa
could have learned of this error by in
quiring at the office of the Northwestern
Fuel company here. At its office to-day
it was asserted that if the normal board
repudiates the contract, it cannot make
a new ono under $4 a ton.
Health Department Acts Promptly
on Receiving Death Certifi
cate—Others Exposed.
A young child of Victor Youngvist, who
lives at 1918 Seventh street S, was taken
sick about two weeks ago and" was treated
by Christian science. Last week the child
died, no report of the case having been
made to the health department, and neigh
bors and friends having been permitted to
come and go about the house at will. The
health department could not accept the
certificate of death sent in, and Coroner
Williams was asked to investigate. He
ordered the body sent to the morgue for
an autopsy. This developed the fact that
the child had died of diphtheria. The
health department promptly quarantined
the house and fumigated the morgue. Yes
terday a second child in the family came
down with the disease. This time the
parents sent for a physician.
Come to Dr. Amei' Aid in Forming
New Police Relief Association.
Mayor Ames is pushing vigorously his
scheme of a new police relief association.
It is an easy thing to organize an associa
tion of that sort, but to get the money for
a nucleus of a fund is another matter.
The mayor, however, thinks he has solved
the problem, in part at least; through the
aid of his friends among the saloon men.
The doctor has had two of his men go
ing the rounds for several days now seek
ing subscriptions and it is said that they
have been meeting with fair success.
The saloon men are expected to put up
from $25 to $50 each according to their
ability. A few, it is said, have entered
mild protests against the procedure, but
as a general thing the money comes eas
The members of the police force will
be expected to provide the balance of the
fund necessary to start with. There will
be nothing coming in from the dog tax
money, the chief source of revenue of the
old association, as the city council presum
ably will not consent after its past ex
Chai. Schokmeler'i Body May Be
Given a Pauper's Burial.
The coroner has been at work since
Sunday evening in an effort to locate some
of the relatives of Charles Schokmeier,
who died Buddely at the home of Mrs.
Mary Myers, 76 California street NE, but
without success. Mrs. Myers, with whom
I the deceased had lived for about two
■ years, says that he had a daughter, a Mrs.
Phillip Clayton, who formerly lived a few
miles out of Anoka, and a son Willie, aged
about 17, who is employed on a farm near
this city. Neither of these children can
be found. Schokmeier died in poverty and
will be buried at the expense of the coun
ty to-morrow if the relatives cannot be
Mrs. Myers and other residents of the
neighborhood say that. Schokmeier was at
one time very wealthy, and the owner of
two or three large business blocks on the
Bast Side, where he had lived for nearly
thirty years.
The Tillage Authorized to Invoke
I,e K al Aid.
The state's legal artillery hag been
trained on the Minneapolis & St. L<ouls
! railroad for its failure to provide a sta-
I tion at the village of Emmons, Freeborn
Attorney General Douglas has authorized
H. H. Dunn, of Albert Lea, and Lafayette
French of Austin, to bring an action
against the company in the name of the
state. The suit will be to enforce the
penalty for violation of chapter 190, gen
eral laws of 1885, which requires railroad
companies to maintain waiting rooms or
stations at all villages on its line. This
has been limited by a supreme court de
cision to "incorporated villages."
The penalty for refusal to maintain such
.a station i* a fine of {500 to $1,000 for every
period of thirty days.
The railroad and warehouse commission
recently ordered the erection of a station
at Emmons, but the suit instituted by the
attorney general Is independent of their
action. They may still sue to enforce their
The Senator's Attitude on the Ex- i
amier Is Explained.
Senator E. G. Potter says that his atti
tude toward the bank examlnership has j
been misunderstood; that he favors the
appointment of S. T. Johnson and has
written the governor to that effect, and
that his favoring the appointment of
Bezoier to a deputyship was only on con
dition that it did not affect unfavorably
the chances of Mr. Johnson for the office
of public examiner, to whom he is com
mitted and whose appointment he strongly
favors. j
Rules Submitted for the Interstate
Artillery Contest.
Major Lambert of the Minnesota bat
talion of artillery has forwarded to Cap
tain Ludlngton of Milwaukee a set of
rules to guide the Interstate artillery
contest. It is to be held at Lake City,
Minn., Sept. 18, on the 2.500-yard range.
Each team will consist of seven officers
or men, with two alternates, and an
auxiliary fore* of five cannoneers. Each
team will have two 3.2-lnch guns and will
shoot a 13.5-pound shell. They will fire
alternately between the hours of li and 5
p. m.
Low Prices
All odd lots from the Rochester Stock, and all broken sizes in
Summer Footwear will be dosed out at a fraction of their
value to make room for New Fall Goods now coming in.
A table full of Ladies' Fine Shoes,
in black and^g^ m Mt */^
tan, broken IO» I jßm njß
sizes, values I ML
up to 83.50, ■JBHaBBwAf^
goat WSH m^m
Mixed lot of Ladies' Oxfords and
Strap Sandals. Some tan, some
black, worth m m±
up to 83.00. CFA I BTm mm
For this I
sale will fljl gg . HS ■
goat ■i^F W'
Ladies' $3.50 and $4.00 high cut Tan
Russia Calf M
sss ®| C|h
handwelt «XS ■ ■ laJi HJ3
soles ••••••• ■i^Pr^^
Broken sizes in Ladies' Patent
Leather Kid Oxfords, some with
Louis X V jg^ m itfßlfri
heels, V>vS K.H
cut from fiP3n ■
$3.50 and mB W_ B mJP g
$4.00 to .. ■■ ■
Ladles' dark brown finest vici kid
lace, turn or J|
handwelt Di 3 HM BJ
soles, ■ WH M
worth up to AflX B ■ mb. BI M
$4.00 ■ I T&r '■^■■^
Ice Yacht Club Arranges a Tourna-
ment for Saturday.
Interest in tennis experienced such a
rousing revival at the recent Northwest
ern tournament at Lake Minnetonka that
Minneapolis players have ever since been
crying for jnore. To satisfy the enthusi
asts, the committee on sports and pas
times of the Minnetonka Ice Yacht Club
has decided to give an invitation tourna
ment in singles to be played on the new
turf courts near putting green No. 1 of
the golf links at 2:30 p. m. Saturday.
The tournament will be open to all club
members and their families. Admission
to the grounds can be ha#by applying to
Ward C. Burton, Saturday. There will be
music for dancing at the clubhouse in the
The postponed cruise race of the Minne
tonka Yacht Club will also be held from
the clubhouse in St. Louis bay at 2:30
Saturday afternoon. The race will be
open to first and second-class sloops and
the two classes of catboats with prizes in
each class.
Swan Turnbiud Will Evidently Re-
Ject Park Board Offer.
Swan J. Turnblad, when asked to-day
if he would accept the park board's offer
of $15,000 for his real estate holdings In
Loring park, replied that he had received
no offer from the park board and knew
nothing of it except what he had seen in
the newspapers.
"By the way, have you $10 you can give
me for a fiver?" he asked somewhat quiz
zically. "Let the park board make the
offer and I will give my answer," he said,
changing the subject. "Until then I have
nothing to say."
Mr. Turnblad is annoyed over the re
iteration of the story that he has plans
drawn for an immense fiat building on his
Loring park tract. He has detailed plans
for a fine large residence for himself, but
never at any time since he came into pos
sesison of the property has he con
templated the erection of a flat building
thereon. He says that so long as he is
the owner no such srtucture will be lo
cated there.
Col. Ames Anomei Complete Charge
of the Detective*.
Superintendent of Police Ames this af
ternoon issued the following:
Detective Department—ln compliance with
the mayor's orders of Aug. 19 the following
orders are issued to your department:
On and after this date the detective de
partment of this city will be under my per
sonal direction and supervision. All orders,
details and assignments to duty will emanate
from me and all reports from the different
inspectors and plain clothes men will be made
to me. Hereafter no detective work will be
done by the members of the detective de
partment, unless the case has been laid
properly before the superintendent of police
and assigned regularly to the individual
members of the department.
The officers will keep a complete record of
their cases and be ready at any time to re
port progress on the same to the superin
All members of the detective department
will report regularly at morning and evening
roll calls. —Fred W. Ames,
On the Other Hand Jadom Bede Fa
vored Hanna.
Senator E. T. Young, of Appleton, was
a caller at the capitol to-day. The senator
declined to discuss his rumored congres
sional aspirations, but had a lively argu
ment with J. Adam Bede In the Windsor
hotel lobby over Roosevelt as a presiden
tial candidate. Young appeared for Roose
velt, while Bede declared he would rather
have Mark Hanna.
Representative J. O. Haugland, of Mon
tevideo, was also a capitol visitor to-day.
>^t - / /om*\ SI Sixth'and Nicollet
"An All Right Store."
A Story,
•'This is an all right store," said a man the other
day when we accepted his statement as to the price he
had paid for an article he wished to return. ~= We paid
him the money. RJJgKt^Cv.tomer.v
••Ai\ All Right Cxistomer."
Uhe Sequel.
The man showed that he was of the ''all right" sort.
Through his good wife he discovered that he had mis
stated the price and immediately returned, acknowledged
: : his error and paid the difference.
. ' . -At The Plymouth Corner, Sixth and Nicollet . '?
Big lot of misses' and ladies* spring
heel, lace and but- msmm " gam {'■
ton, broken sizes M IT^ _^
from 13 to 6, M JA. Ml
to close, m ».
only M
One lot misses' calf mm i^fß^
school shoes, sizes mL? Mr'i'jm^
1, IK and 2. o^l I|^
Worth 81. w*Jmm
only W V
Boys' satin M
calf and eeal mjt% I fifii S||
goat. -JS'ever I
Hip" lace, Jll.l
cut to W
Broken sizes in men's black calf
skin and M^ J^^
enamel DI §Hk Mm t^m
Oxfords, 0
E >"l. 1. u!'.W«-lllU
Men's black kid and calfskin lace,
all solid, g^ m m jm.
worth 82.00 Kfl I
and 82,50, I itfE
Men's $2.00 Satin Calf Lace Shoes,
broken dj^ A /3B± #—
sizes, good 1 |^g W
values, 1 J0B&k
:,:: vla£9
eighth and Nicollot.
Peaches p^» a Elb. ertaß! 45c
Ammla* Fancy Maiden Blush, finest cook-
MIJSJI6S Ins Apple In the markets IA.
■" per peck »...'. 4UC
Grab Apples a^i. 40s
PIUmS Pernp yeck lld: ............ 40C
Tomatoes SsC..^ ........ 10c
Wsx Beans l er. ....... 8c
Egg Plants Each .......... 8c
Deliveries for Park Avenue and vicinity leave
the store promptly at 9:30.
Sole Agents for Tinman's Aromatic Spices.
He's Likely to Be "General Mann*
'„;■ ••"'" •* . ge-" Again. • -■.'
- The board of directors of the Jelm-Cur-»
lew comparty are in session this afternoon
and before adjourning will endeavor to
elect the company's officers. It is likely
that H. B. Greas will be elected president
of the new corporation and that C. R. Tut
tie will be chosen manager.
The Jelm-Curlew Ib the new corporation
which it is proposed to form by consol
idating the "Kettle-Curlew," "Queen
Bee," "Boundary Camp," and "Union Con
solidated" mining companies. - Its stock
will ,be issued, share for share/ to the
holders of ! stock in the four companies
named. The consolidation was decided
upon at a meeting of interested stock
holders held yesterday in Century Hall,
and although considerable opposition to
the plan was evidenced, it is likely that
the scheme will be effected. -;
The board of directors elected at yes
terday'B meeting is made up of C. R.
Tuttle, H. B. Gress, M. B. Mills, O. C.
Lindman and G. E. Gelgln.
The Delinquent Tax Sale Ha* to Be
Notwithstanding the fact that there
were nearly 300 pieces of property upon.
the delinquent tax list, some choice pieces
included, the sale of delinquent property
advertised to take place at the office of the
county auditor this morning did not come
off because not a bidder put in an appear
County Auditor Scott explains that the
property put up for sale was left over
from other sales because answers had been
put in and the present judgment had been
ordered by the court after a hearing had
shown it to be correct, which may account
for the lack of interest.
Farmer Green* Honte, Barn, StoolC
and Grain Darned.
Spe«ial to The Journal.
Anoka, Minn., Aug. 21.—The house, barn,
grain in stack, horses and about $100
worth of cordwood, all the property of
Peter Green of the town of Burns, was de
stroyed by fire of unknown origin at 2
o'clock this morning. There was no in
surance on personal effects and but lit*
tie on the buildings.
The funeral of John C. Broadbent, who
died at Durand, Mich., wai held here to
day under Masonic auspices. Mr. Broad
bent was a former realdent of Anoka.
being one of the first settlers, but ol
late had lived in the east.

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