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Will Guard the Fair—Chief of Po
lice Axaes made arrangements Saturday mor
ning for the assignment of ten policemen and
four detectives at the state fair grounds.
Will Burn a Mortgage— The Park
Avenue M. E. church is making elaborate
preparations for the burning of their mort
gage Sunday morning, Sept. 8.
Immigration Heavy — August has
been the heaviest summer immigration month
Minneapolis has seen for many years. A
large majority of the newcomers have been
from the Scandinavian countries.
•'Jane Batei" Fined—'Jane Bates,"
fcaid to be v society woman of this city, who
was arrested yesterday charged with shop
liftiug, appeared in municipal court Saturday
n»i>rn.ufe closely veiled, and after the case
was heard paid a fine of $50 and was released.
Back to the Workhouse—Lotitla
Patterson, a rosy-cheeked woman of middle
age, who was released from the workhouse
Friday, was found by the police late Saturday
night in a state of intoxication. Saturday,
Judge Holt ga-ve her a straight, sixty-day sen
tence in the workhouse.
Bid for Engine House—The city last
night received another offer of $15,550 for the
engine-house property on Third street be
tween Nicollet and First avenues. Mrs. Anna
betcher made the offer. The committees on
public grounds and buildings and nre depart
ment will consider the otter next week.
Rates on Grain—As far as the all-rail
situation is concerned, millers are satisfied
with the action taken by the meeting of traf
fic managers In advancing grain rates be
tween Minneapolis and Chicago from 6c to
7ftc. The opinion prevails, however, that the
water carriers will succeed in demoralizing
rates again within a very short time.
Robert G. Evans' Premonition—The
d*y before his death, Robert G. Evans asked
his daughter, "in case anything happened,"
xa leave Minneapolis and, with the two sons,
gs to live at Spokane with their aunt, Mrs.
Graham. He appeared then to have a pre
monition of his sudden end. The children
will comply with the request and leave the
old home next Tuesday.
Fell Three Stories—Torry Swenson, a
mason employed on the new Chamber of
Commerce building, fell from the third floor
to the basement Saturday. Swensou was
crossing the open space between the new
building and the old one when a rope sup
porting the temporary platform broke. Swen
s«n was painfully injured, but will recover.
He was taken to the city hospital.
Xew Sonthiown Club—There is some
talk in South Minneapolis of reviving the
Southtown Commercial Club, which went
under some years ago. The South Miune
neapolis Telegram is agitating the question
and is creating considerable interest in the
movement. A meeting to discuss the proposi
tion will be held within the fortnight.
Furniture Men ius Hosls—Furniture
dealers and funeral directors who visit Minne
apolis next week will be entertained by the
local dealers and wholesalers. An informa
tion bureau will be established in the Bank of
Minneapolis building and a register of arri
vals ni^ntained. The banquet at the Com
mercial Club occurs Tuesday night.
Hatch's Battalion—President C. W.
Nash has issued a call for the seventh an
nual reunion of the members of Hatch's
battalion, which will be held in G. A. R.
ball, 306 Nicollet avenue, at ft o'olock a. m.
This reunion will be after the banquet order
and a collation will be served at the noon
hour, when the veterans, their wives and sons
and daughters, will commemorate the days of
Pemblna pemmican and government hard
Oysters Are Ripe—Oysters have ap
peared on the restaurant bills of fare. The
public could not wait for sin "R" month and
as usual insisted en breaking the fast a few
days before the Ist of September. Prices are
about as usual at this time of the year.
Stews, plain or milk, pan roasts, the raw
article, <md oysters in all sorts of fancy frills
are put on the menu at 25 cents for the half
dozen and ot) cents for twelve. Boiled
bivalves on toast will cost the consumer at
the rate of 30 cents for the half dozen.
Will Be Redecorated—The contract
comract for the repairs and painting on the
Federal building has been awarded to the
Harry B. Cramer company and work will be
gin ac aoon as the bond is executed. The
Barber Asphalt company will repave the
court. A radical change in the color of the
Interior may b«^ made. AH woodwork and
Ironwork inside ■is to be repainted and an
additional room for Postmaster Lovejoy will
be liuilt in the new addition on First avenue
S and the alley.
August's Building Record — The
building permit total for August is $386,714,
•gainst $1?G,195 for August, 1900. The pres
ent month's record is the largest for any
August since 1890. A notable feature is the
large number of dwellings. Permits were
rranted for the erection of 76. to cost $133,535.
In August of 1900, but 48 dwelling permits
■were issued. The largest permit was that
for the foundation and superstructure of the
new part of the Dayton building, $75,000, is
sued to-day.
STews From ''Way Doirn East— Dr.
W. H. Mitchell returned to Minneapolis Satur
day after a ! five weeks' vacation on the east
coast of Maine. Dr. Mitchell says the east
is booming, but that it can hardly keep
abreast of the northwest. People in those
parts are evincing great interest in the com
ing presidential election, but everything there
i» so strongly republican, Dr. Mitchell says
that the only question is who will be the
nominees, not whc will be elected. Vice
President Roosevelt, Dr. Mitchell says, has a
large following in Maine.
Whitemnn "In" Again—Alonzo J.
"vVhiteman, a former senator of Minnesota, has
been placed under arrest again, this time in
Boston, charged with swindling two broker
age tiring of that city. Whiteman is under
sentence in New York. and. while awaiting a
certificate of reasonable hope, which he hoped
to procure, he went to Boston. There he bor
rowed $487 from William Hunt & Co., repre
senting that he had $2,000 on deposit in a
Brooklyn bank, and that his name was Carl
O. Buidick. The next day, it is said he
passed a bogus check for $3,000 upon Arm
strong, Scrimsr & Co.
Locked Up a Bootblack—Abram
Mayur, a diminutive bootblack, was locked
up on a charge of disorderly conduct Saturday
morning. A drummer, sitting in front of
the Nioollet House, was solicited by the
youngster and the traveling man declined to
patronize him. Then the little fellow dropped
onto his knees In front of tnr man and lifted
his foot onto the box and commenced to
work. The large man kinked the box into
the street, whereupon the bootblack grabbed
the man's foot and dragged its owner from
his chair onto the stone sidewalk. Then,
with all the strength the youngster could
command, he tried to belabor the drummer
with his broken box. The police took
Abram in.
Judas Ae>vhart of 3V*ew L'lm a Victim
of Despondency.
Judas Newhart, a prominent lawyer of
New Ulm, Minn., committed suicide in
the Nlcollet Hotel Saturday afternoon by
shooting himself with a revolver. He is
the son of Dr. Horace Newhart, a Minne
apolis physician who has offices in the
Andrus building. Dr. Newhart says his
father came to thet city Monday for treat
ment. Before ending his life Newhart
left a brief note asking that his son
and C. H. Ross be notified. Dr. Newhart
is confident the deed was done while his
father wa? temporarily insane, probably
due to religious despondency.
Judas Newhart was 56 years old. He
settled in New rim in 1869. At one time
he was associated with ex-Governor
John Und in his office at New Ulm. He
leaves a wife and a daughter, Grace, 22
years of age.
It Will Take Place To-morrow After
noon at 2:30.
The funeral of the late Captain Jud-
Bon N. Cross will be held to-morrow af
ternoon at 2:30 from the residence, 1701
Thomas place. The services will be brief
and simple and the interment will be at
The following named attorneys have
been appointed by Judge James O. Pierce,
president of the Hennepin County Bar as
sociation, as a committee representing
the association, to attend the funeral.
Judge James I. Best, Judge Henry C.
Belden, General George P. Wilson, George
P. Flannery, Jonas Guilford, Edwin S.
Slater, Albert C. Cobb and Willard R.
The pallbearers will be Captain S. P.
Snider, Charles J. Bartleson W- B Hale,
Judge F. C. Brooks, Judge Ell Torrance,
judge Daniel Fish, Captain F. B. Hart
and Judge Henry Q. Hicks.
It Is the Largest First Day on
The Exhibits Are for the Moat Part
in Good Shape and the Weath
er Fine.
Minnesota's state fair, celebrated as one
of the greatest state agricultural shows in
America, opened this morning. Minne
sota fairs of previous years have been
very successful. The event of 1900 made
a new record for state agricultural and
industrial expositions, but the forty-sec
ond annual fair, which opened to-day,
promises to eclipee all its predecessors.
When the minions at the turnstile gave
the signal for the crowd to paBS through
the gates at 9 o'clock this morning, all
was in readiness. A year of preparation
brought down to the final ie
tail had been given its last touch.
Everything about the big show
was complete. All that the man
agement asked was kind treatment
from the weather. Fair skies were radi
ant with promise and the crowds began
to come early. For years past the Min
nesota state fair has been favored with
nearly perfect weather. It has been con
sidered the luckiest of all fairs in west
ern America in this particular.
To-day's attendance gives promise of
record-breaking crowds for this year.
The people of the two cities and of the
great northwest found an especial attrac
tion in the opening day that will make the
forty-second annual fair one long to be
remembered. The vice president of the
nation, a western man at heart, the idol
of thousands of ■western people for the
presidency, opened this great western ex
position with an eloquent address deal
ing with todies of interest to the west.
Official* Are Happy.
President John Cooper 1 and Secretary B.
W. Randall of the Agricultural society
are the happiest men on the grounds. The
policy of the fair management in insist
ing that all exhibits should be ready for
the inspection of the first person who came
through the turnstyles had been worked
out to a successful issue. The live stock
exhibits had been completed a little be
fore dawn of the first day but they were
in place. The live stock exhitits are the
great center attraction of the big show.
They comprise the national Exhibits of
the Hereford and Shorthorn Breeders'
association augmented by many others.
The farmer 1 of the northwest who is turn
ing his attention to stock is greatly in
terested in this feature of the fair. In
charge of this exhibit is Colonel W. M.
Liggett who has been a member of the
board of managers for more than ten
years. Each year during the past decade
the colonel has anxiously inspected the
skies as fair week approached. He is
making no guesses on future weather, but
he is pleased with atmosphere of the
opening day and the completeness of the
live stock exhibit.
Minnesota as the land of fruits and
flowers has an instructive lesson for the
thousands of visitors in the horticultural
exhibit. It is this part of the show which
will undoubtedly rank next to the sleek
herds in popular interest. Minnesota's
golden grain exhibit is matched by her
exhibit of golden butter. Her dairy in
terests growing great and rich are well
represented. Farm machinery Is an at
tractive subject to the thousands of peo
ple who live in the northwest and the
managers of the fair believe that they
have one of the most complete exhibits
ever made in America. Minneapolis as
the great farm machinery distributing
point of the world has contributed largely
to this feature.
The ladies, too, have done well. The
Federation building with its Russian tea
and social hour, is to be a prominent fea
ture. Demonstrations in household
economics and much other that is inter
esting tc womankind Is included in the
federation program.
The Greatest Ever.
Thomas Shevlin, first vice-president,
predicts the greatest fair in the history
of the west. He also believes that the
attendance will be measurably greater
than the record-breaking number of last
year, as well as being very representative
of the various sections of the northwest.
This morning's trains brought in large
numbers of people. The crowds really
began to arrive on Saturday, and by yes
terday most of the hotels were doing a
,big business. The crowds are arriving
earlier this year than usual, Vice Presi
dent Roosevelt being the attraction.
Traveling men on the grounds this morn
ing say that the attendance of merchants
from all over the northwest will be twice
as large as last year.
Well Known Minneapolis Insurance
Man Promoted in Chicago.
Charles W. Higley, long and favorably
known in Minneapolis insurance circles as
special agent for the Hanover Insurance
company and more recently assistant gen
eral agent and associate general agent in
Chicago, has just been appointed by Presi
dent Shaw general agent of the company
for the entire western department. Mr.
Higley has been connected with the Han
over for a number of years and the news
of his promotion will be received with
pleasure by his many friends throughout
the northwest. His headquarters will con
tinue to be in Chicago.
Will Assist Judge Lochreii in the
Work: of Federal Court.
Judge Amidon of Fargo, arrived in the
city this morning to share with Judge
Lochren the duties attending the opening
sessions of the September term of the
federal court in this city. He will hear
some of the cases on the calendar. Judge
Amidon has been playing golf this sum
mer. The one thing connected with the
sport which he laments is the fact that
in large cities busy men must lose so
much time as a result of the inaccessi
bility of the links. Three hours are often
consumed in obtaining an hour of actual
Case Before Judge Lochren in the
I nited State* Court.
Judge Lochren, sitting in chambers in
St. Paul, to-day had before him the case
cf Arthur Guinness, Son & Co., against
Drewey & Sons, an application of the
complainants, an Irish firm, for a tem
porary injunction restraining the respond
ents from using their label, capsule and
marks and the words "foreign" and •ex
port." which, it was claimed, describe a
certain valuable output of the Guinness
breweries. The case was settled on the
statement of the attorney for the respond
ents that the use of the capsule, marks
and words objected to had been discon
tinued. There is remaining an issue in
which the compainants ask for $10,000
damages, and this, it is expected, will re
main in court and come on for trial.
Uncle John—These papers must think
people is fools! It says here the elevated
roads in New York carried 200,000,000 pas
sengers inside of a year.
Uncle Silas —Maybe they did.
Uncle Josh —Shucks! There ain't that
many people in the whole country.
The "Real Thing" for School Chil-
dren and Teachers.
Everything; ]« in ltendiueii and
o-, Work Will Begin With Very
Little friction.
School opens to-morrow, and the ma
chinery willbe set in motion with as little
screeching of unoiled wheels or of pound
ing shafts as is possible for a first day.
Everything is in readiness and all of the
buildings will be opened except the Pres
cott, to which an eight-room addition is
being made.
At least fifty new teachers are on
hand. The teaching corps is as fine a lot
of instructors as has ever been in the em
ploy of the Minneapolis school board is
the report from the superintendent's of
fice. The day Is being occupied by send
ing final notices and instructions to the
different buildings. A representative from
every school in the city was present at
the superintendent's office to-day.
The rush of pupils for permits to at
tend schools outside of their proper dis
trict is great. Several boundaries have
been changed and students are desirous
of continuing in the schools which they
formerly attended. The Central high
seems to be the Mecca of a majority of
the pupils who left, the eighth grade last
spring. Superintendent Jordan has taken
several squares from the Central dis
trict and added them to the South high
district to relieve the congestion at the
former. About 1,300 pupils are slated for
the Central high this year and it is a
physical impossibility to accommodate
those who wish to be transferred.
Substitutes are in demand just now as
several of the regular staff will not'ar
rive in time to open their rooms. The
substitute list, although not large, with
the addition of the twenty teachers from
the Prescott school, which is not ready
will be enough to take care of the va
Dr. Jordan has not recovered sufficiently
from an attack of illness to be at his of
fice, but is able to transact some business
at his home through stenographers.
System of Using Flag* on Public
Buildings in Washington.
Letter to New York Post.
Strangers in Washington are often puz
zled by the variety in the size of the flags
displayed on the public buildings. Those
who do not know the general rules cover
ing such matters sometimes indulge -in.
ill-fated bets, losing money because'a flag
of the same size may not be displayed
two days in succession on the same build
ing. Most of the flags conform to the
two sizes recognized in the army regula
tions—the garrison flag, displayed on holi
days and important occasions and
measuring 36x2C feet; the post flag for dis
play on ordinary occasions in pleasant
weather, 20x10 feet, and the storm flag,
8x4.2, for use in wet and windy weather
and for recruiting service.
In a general way, Colonel Bingham,- of
the engineers, superintendent of public
buildings and grounds, is supposed to
have charge of the flag-flying on all the
pubMc buildings. As a matter of fact, he
gives little attention to any building ex
cept the White House, and there his
orders are left to be executed by an aged
colored servitor, Jerry Smith, better
known to most of the habitues as "Uncle
Jerry." This functionary has a tall
figure, a military-looking musache and
imperial, and if he had lived in France
would undoubtedly have risen to be drum
major of the Chasseurs d'Afrique. His
bow is a model of chivalrous elegance,
and many ladies in the city esteem an
obesance from Uncle Jerry in public more
than a lift of the hat from the president
himself. . / . <:••>-• . - .
But Jerry's early opportunities having
been limited, he has never mastered the
art of reading the weather bulletins, and
has to raise his flag on the strength of
his own observations. He puts his head
out of the window in the morning and
concludes that we will "have a right
smart of weather befo' night," a little
flag goes up to the top of the staff, where
it looks like a variegated handkerchief.
The expected weather does not always
come on time, but now and then It over
takes Uncle Jerry's big flag raised with
the notion that we are "in our right
smart of sunshine, fo' sho'." Once Col
onel Bingham was horrified to look out of
a window in the war department and see
the flag flying from the White House staff
with the union down, the established sig
nal of distress. Uncle Jerry's excellent
standing in the affections of the present
chief magistrate and a long line of his
predecessors has spared him any disci
pline for these occasional lapses of judg
ment or attention. The flags on the other
public buildings follow, as a rule, the
reading of the weather charts and the an
nouncements in the newspapers.
Question of How Little Water They
Can Swim in Not Settled.
Forest and Stream.
Oil Monday a gentleman wrote me, say
ing he had two ponds, artificial, which he
intended to devote to trout, and desired to
connect one with the other by a channel,
so that trout could swim between them,
and he wished to know how little water it
would take for a two-year-old trout to
swim In comfortably. As a two-year-old
trout is just about as big as a piece of
chalk, that part of the question was easy,
but I really do not know the depth of
water a trout would regard as comfortable
to swim in, and for this reason:
On the Saturday before the Monday I
was with a foreman of a hatchery looking
at some trout fry in some fry ponds, the
water flowing finally into ajjox supplying
a pipe to other ponds, and the waste water
passing through a spillway into a wild
pond. The spillway was about fourteen
inches wide and perhaps a foot high at the
sides, and from the end this water dropped
fully eighteen inches, perhaps twenty
inches, to the surface of the pond. As
we stood on the cover of the reservoir box,
looking into the spillway, we saw a trout
in it, and it may have been two years old,
also it may have been only a »yearling, for
it had lumped up from the mild pond into
the spillway, and appeared to the eye to
be about nine inches long. The water was
bo shallow in the box that the trout was
from one-third to half of its depth above
the water, but occasionally it turned from
side to side, immersing its body complete
ly. This was a deliberate motion, as if to
keep the exposed 6kin wet: then there was
another motion as if rubbing its belly and
sides on the bottom of the box, and per
haps that was what it was doing, clearing
its sides of slime.
After watching the fish for some minutes
I brought my heel down on the boarding
and the trout swam up and down and
across the spillway as rapidly and as easily
as though it had been in water a foot deep,
and finally out of the spillway into the
pond. The water on the side of the spill
way was deeper than on the other side, for
on the shallow side the water barely cov
ered the green mold, so that in its efforts
to escape it was at times almost entirely
out of water. Whether this was comfort
able or not I cannot say, but the fish made
lightning darts with its body partly in the
water and sometimes almost entirely out,
with the same facility and apparent grace
displayed by a fish which swims in waters
that are over its head and body.
Baltimore American.
First College Professor—What are you
going to do next to get your name in the
Second College Professor—l was think
ing of declaring that the dictionary is too
wordy to be considered good literature.
"The boy's name is Maurice," the fond
mother explained to the listening visitor,
"but we call him Moss."
"I suppose that is because you have a
lichen for him," said the visitor.
State Board Does Minnesota Farm-
ers a Good Turn.
Commission Does Away With the Ob
jectionable Word "New" In
Official Grades.
The state board of grain appeals held its
annual meeting at the Corn Exchange thia
morning. Contrary to expectationa there
were no important changes in the wheat
grades. In the general rules the word
"new," as applied to a newly-harvested
crop, was ordered stricken out because it
was shown to be not only misleading, but
the cause of much needless confusion.
The strongest argument against the use of
tha word was that it virtually fixed the
value of wheat—something entirely beyond
the province of the board. As old wheat
always comands a higher value than new
wheat, the future elimination of the objec
tionable word from the rules will be of
direct benefit to the producer.
The board also created one more grade
of oats, an intermediary grade between
"three white" and No. 3 oats, to be
known as "four white." This change
was likewise made in the interests of the
farmer. Heretofore all oats slightly
stained and dirty have been put into the
No. 3 grade, which is designated as con
taining all oats that are merchantable
and warehousable, not fit for higher
grades. No. 3 white oats are described
as being seven-eighths white, but not
sufficiently sound and clean for No. 2.
No. 4 white grade will contain more
stained and dirty oats, still merchantable,
formerly graded as No. 3.
The "rejected flaxseed" grade was
slightly amended. The words "been
burnt" were inserted instead of "damp"
and the word "temporary" was elimin
ated. The grade being now designated
as "flaxseed that has been burnt, imma
to a degree to be unfit for storage
and having a test weight of not
less than forty-seven pounds to tne meas
ured bushel of commercially pure seed."
In the "no grade flaxseed" the word
"damp" was inserted in addition to the
words "warm, mouldy, very musty or
otherwise unfit for storage."
Previous to the meeting there had been
some talk of lowering the grade of wheat
from 56 to 55 pounds, but this proposed
change did not come up during the session.
Those present were F. L. Greenleaf, gen
eral chairman of the joint board; John i
Gleason and A. C. Aaby, of the Minne- !
apolie board; E. H. Pugh, general secre- I
tary of the joint board, J. K. Stone and G.
J. Strang, of the Duluth boord.
So the Captain Need Not Pay Brick
son Unless He Wants to
Spend Money.
At the council meeting last night bills
against several employes of the city were
presented by creditors. Among them was
one against Police Captain Fred Coffin,
from E. Brickson, formerly a grocer at
100 E Twenty-fourth street, for $22.36
for groceries purchased by Coffin prior
to Dec. 1, 1899. It was referred to the
council committee on police.
Superintendent of Police Ames said
this morning that the matter was a per
sonal one with Captain Coffin, and that
the department could not do anything
towards settling the bill for Mr« Erick
son, nor could it ask the indebted captain
to liquidate. This is in accordance with
the policy of the mayor determined upon
soon after he went into office. Colonel
Ames suggested to the mayor soon after
they went into office that it would be an
excellent plan for the department to as
sume responsibility for the conduct of
the officers only since their' appointment
or reappointment by Dr. Ames. This,
the colonel explained, was the plan fol
lowed by the government. Dr. Ames con
sidered it a good one and determined to
adopt it.
Therefore, since the debt was contracted
by the captain of police prior to his ap
pointment on the force by the mayor.noth
ing will be done towards making Coffin
"dig up.
Judge Loehren's Decision in Anoka
Waterworks Case.
Judge Lochren has allowed the appeal
of the case of the Anoka Waterworks,
Electric Light & Power company against
the city of Anoka and others, to the
United States district circuit of appeals.
A decision was given in the lower court
this summer against the city.
To-day the case of the German State
bank of Harvey, N. D., in behalf of the
Bankers' Casualty and Indemnity com
pany of lowa, against the Soo road is be
ing heard. The attorneys for the railway
company withdrew their answer and de
mur to the complaint on the ground that
the road cannot be sued for the loss of a
money package in the mail before it was
deliverd to the postmaster. The case is
attracting attention from the legal frater
nity because only two similar cases have
come up before the courts and the decision
will be important.
Director T. S. Outram Met Them All
at Milwaukee.
Section Director T. S. Outram, observer 1
of the Minneapolis weather bureau, re
\ turned this morning from Milwaukee
j where he attended the annual convention
of weather bureau officials. Mr. Outram
I was especially impressed with the ability
Jof Milwaukee to handle conventions. The
banquet was an affair which will linger
long in the memories of the weather
clairvoyants. Mr. Outram says the prac
tical results of the convention will be
j good. The two matters of most import
ance discussed were the improvement of
forecasting, and the distribution of fore
casts by the rural delivery service. The
[ display of weather signals on street cars
i was discussed unofficially. This plan ia
successful in Detroit and Columbus and
lit is probable that Mr. Outram will give
It consideration for Minneapolis.
Boston Globe.
Master —When was Rome built?
Boy—ln the night, sir.
Master—How do you make that out?
Boy—Well, everybody says Rome wasn't
built in a day!
Brooklyn Life.
Finnigan—Oi see thot little affair in
South Affriky is eostin' Ingland about wan
million dollars a day.
Flannisan—But jisht think phwat It
would cost her lv th' war worn't all ovmr!
Patient —Doctor, would you mind stop
ping at the chemist's and paying for this
prescription? I'm short of change.
Doctor (hurriedly writing another pre
scription)— Excuse me. I made a mistake.
You don't need any nerve medicine.

Cleveland Plain Dealer.
"No, we couldn't have our usual ride on
Sunday, and we were so disappointed."
"What was the trouble?"
"Why, ou»" horse got loose in ihe night
and ate up his best bonnet."
Ohio State Journal.
Mr. Frontpew—l am glad you belong to
our church choir, my dear; it is such an
orderly organization; I never seeyouwhis
perlng to one another during services.
Mrs. Frontpew—No: none of us ar« on
speaking terms.
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r I committee appointed by the Trades and Labor
THE committee appointed by Jas. Gray, ex-mayor;
Council, consisting of Hon. Jas. Gray, ex-mayor;
Alderman Fred Powers and Alderman Rand, award
ed the beautiful loving cup donated by us to the Sheet
Metal Workers' Union, who had 100 men ;in line, for
best general appearance.
After the cup has been properly engraved it will be
sent to the Union's headquarters.
Their uniform consisted of blue coat, white duck trous
ers, with blue stripes, white caps, white shoes, blue ties and
white Bedford cord shirts, These suits were manufac
tured on our premises.
We desire to thank the committee for their very kind
services and we hope the decision will meet with general
We also desire to thank the Union men of the Twin
Cities for their very liberal patronage. We wish to say
that our organization fitted out every order exactly as
promised and on time. We hope that we have pleased, for
that has been more our aim than the dollars there are in it.
Attempts to Ascend Mt. Tacoma
End in Failure.
A Dangerou Crevasse Ten Feet
"Wide Confront* the Party After
an Almost Sheer Ascent.
Special to The Journal.
Tacoma, Wash., Sept. 2.—Mount Ta
coma cannot be scaled this year. Some
months ago one of the oldest guides came
down to Tacoma and announced he was
compelled to give up his work for the sea
son because of the impassability of the
trail across the face of Gibraltar. Since
that time numerous parties have endeav
ored to make the ascen.t, but up to last
week none has succeeded in going around
or over this great bulwark that rears its
two thousand feet of basaltic rock between
the summit of the "Cleavers" and the
great snow fields that surround the sum
The party in question was one organ
ized by Professor E. W. D. Hoi way, of
Decorah, lowa, a botanist of national rep
utation, and a most enthusiastic and suc
cessful Alpine climber. Among his
achievements are the climbing of Mont
Blanc and the Matterhom, as well as
numerous of the high peaks of the Andes.
Professor Flett, of the Tacoma High
school, who, with the possible excevtion of
Carter, the well-known guide, is more
familiar with the great mountain and sur
rounding country than any one else, vol
unteered to act as guide.
The other members of the party were
Lou Freeman, who has done considerable
climbing on the Alaska glaciers; Professor
John Olin of the law department of the
University of Wisconsin; Orville Pratt, of
San Francisco, who was in Tacoma for the
tennis tournament and Arthur Remington.
Morris Dyslen, of the Sunset Telephone
company, joined the party at Ixmgmire
The trip was made to this point by
team, and beyond on foot. The night of
Wednesday, the 21st, was spent at Camp
Muir, four miles above the snow-line and
not far from the base of Gibraltar. From
her a start was made the following morn
ing at 4 o'clock. The snow at this hour
was extremely hard and the pull up the
steep slope of the Beehive so exhausted
several of the less experienced climbers
that they were compelled to drop out.
A decided alteration in the formation
from that of previous years was evident,
and numerous deviations from the old
path were necessary. It was not however
til almost half way across Gibraltar that
a serious difficulty was encountered. Here
the gradual erosive action of the elements
coupled with the fiercer onslaughts of the
slides of snow and rocks, has carried
away- the trail for a distance of twenty
feet, leaving only the rotting rope along
the wall. With the aid of the Alpine
stock, Professor Fleet, after a half-hour's
work, succeeded in punching half a dozen
footholes Into the sheer face of the cliff,
and with the assistance of a hand-hold
on the frayed-out rope six of the party
edged their way across the narrow shelf
to the further side.\ Another quarter of a
mile brought the climbers to the great
ice chute which marks the line where the
ice and snow, working down from the up
per fields, are forced against the almost
perpendicular face of the great cliff. The
heavier pressure from the accumulated
snowfalls of the last few seasons has
thrown the ice pack further out along
the rock and made of what was in past
years an easy climb an almost vertical
The full force of the morning sun was
fast loosening the rocks and sending an
ever increasing stream of water surging
down the chute, but Flett and Holway, un
daunted by the difficulties, began cutting
steps in the ice, and after an hour's work
they had succeedd in creeping up some 200
feet of the dangerous ascent. Here, almost
at the end of their climb, and on the very
edge of the great field which leads in an
-easy slope to the summit, they were con
fronted by a yawning crevasse, fully ten
feet wide, which, rendered further progress
The descent to the shelf on the face of
Gibraltar was accomplished only by the
exercise of the greatest care. The water
in the chute had almost entirely obliter
ated the steps in the ice and the cutting
of downward steps proved impossible with
the short-handled axes with which the
party were equipped.
Once safely off from the treacherous
ice, the majority of the party were ready
to give up the attempt. Freeman was
Buffering from the strain on a weakened
shoulder and Pratt and Remington were
exhausted- by their strenuous exertions
at the great altitude. Flett and Holway
decided to make one more effort before
giving up, and, selecting the most favor
able point for the purpose, they, with
great difficulty, succeeded in scaling for
! the first time the almost perpendicular
i face of the cliff, only to find their way
barred by what appeared to be the same
crevasse that had stopped them before.
On the return of the two adventurous
climbers the whole party safely made the
descent to Paradise valley and on to Long
mire's the same day.
Their Marriage Many Years Ago
Quietly Noted at Yankton
This Week.
Special to The Journal.
Yankton, S. D., Sept. 2.—Mr. and Mrs.
H. N. Davis, parents of the late Senator
Cushman K. Davis, this week celebrated
the sixty-four anniversary of their mar
riage at the home of their daughter, Mrs.
Bartlett Tripp, in this city. Mrs. Davis'
health would not permit of an elaborate
social affair, so the day was quietly spent.
Mr. and Mrs. Davis are waxing hale and
hearty again, except for Mrs. Davis" re
cent sick spell, in the invigorating cli
mate of South Dakota, and the chances are
good that they will live to celebrate their
diamond anniversary.
White Bear Yacht Loses Its Place
Special to The Journal.
Oshkosh, Wis., Sept. 2.—The judges in
the recent regatta her have decided to
award the third and deciding race for the
Green Lake challenge cup %p the Neenah
yacht, Anita, on account of a foul claimed
by Skipper Davis against the White Bear
Lake yacht, Minnesitka. , The Minnesitka
finished first by seventeen seconds on the
date in question but it was said she fouled
the Anita just before the start of the race,
crowding Anita out of place and violating
■hte rules.
The judges were Circuit Judge Burnell
and Captain Mann, of this city, and W. L.
Gilbert, of Neenah.
By this decision the Green Lake cup
will stay on Lake Winnebago for another
year unless, as the judges suggest and
strongly recomend, Skipper Davis refuses
to accept the cup on a technicality and
the two boats be placed in another race
on Green Lake next week during the In
land Lakes regatta. It is believed that
Skipper Davis will consent to another race
as suggested.
Wholesale Houses Will Assist in
Their Entertainment.
Traveling salesmen representing the
various Minneapolis wholesale houses are
arriving in the city to participate in the
arrangements made by the houses for the
entertainment of customers during the
state fair. Minneapolis has a wideawake
lot of men representing her wholesale
institutions and they have been generous
with their invitations to customers to at
tend the fair. The wholesale houses have
bought large blocks of tickets for the
Banda Rossa entertainments and these
will be used in giving their visting cus
tomers a good time. It is believed that
the number of buyers who will take ad
vantage of the state fair rates will be
large. "House sales" will be a large item
in the wholesale transactions of next
Chicago Record-Herald.
Green Grasßhoppei"—Say, your red
polka-dot frock looks awfully hot.
Lady Bug—Well, it'a an heirloom—l
have to wear it.
Brooklyn Eagle.
Westervelt —I see you got a good price
for your last picture. What are you go
ing to paint next.
Van I>yke—tMy nose.
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House during Fair Week.
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Some 19 and 2O Bushel Yields—An
other Week of Weather
Special to The Journal.
Grafton. N. D., Sept. 2.—Threshing is
progressing finely and reports of excellent
yields are common. Fred Worthing,
whose farm Joins the city on the west,
reports twenty bushels to the acre and it
grades No. 1 northern. Frank Welch,
just northeast of town, reports nineteen
bushels of the same grade. James Mc-
Donald, whose farm Is partially within
the city limits, reports a yield of sixty
bushels of oats to the acre. Stacking is
being pushed as rapidly as possible and
another week will see most of the wheat
safely cared for.
Chief Mickle has been having some dif
ficulty with bicycles riding on the side
walks. Notices in the papers and warn
ings did not seem to be effective, so he
quietly requested several riders from the
third ward whom he found on the walks
to accompany him to the office of the city
justice, who assessed the fine at $10 and
costs. They are all riding in the streets,
Messrs H. L. Haussamen, O. E. Sauter
and J. H. Frame of the Mission Peak
Mining company, have gone to the mines
in Montana to inspect the plant. The
company has its stamp mill in and are
crushing ore now. It is expected that
good reports will soon be had from the
The first teachers' examination under
the new law is being held to-day in the
Central school.
White Persons Said to Have Hired
Him to Kill Mill Hendemon.
Kansas City, Sept. 2.-The killing of
Miss Mary Henderson at Columbus, Mo.,
took a sensational turn to-day. At 1:30
this afternoon the chase for "Boss"
Francis, the negro for whom armed men
have been scouring the counties for the
past three days and nights, was prac
tically given up, and it was hinted broad
ly that the murderer had escaped by the
aid of whiie persons. A special to th«
Star from Straaburg says:
Many of the original members of the posse
have given up in disgust, saying they regret
that the search was ever begun. There are
dozens of men in Johnson county who believe
that Francis was paid to murder Miss Hen
derson by white persons who wanted to get
her out of the way. So convinced are many
members of the posse that Francis has
escaped by the aid of white persons that they
refuse to take further part In the efforts
to catch the murderer. If be Is caught he
will not be burned at once, but will be tor
tured for the purpose of making him tell
what he knows about reports that white par
sons desired Miss Henderson to be gotten
out of the way.
Detroit Free Press.
"When my son went to collage," said
the father, "I told him that I would not
permit him to join the gymnasium and
waste his time with athletics when- I had
sent him there to study."
"Did he obey you?" Inquired the friend.
'"I told him that If he didn't I would
simply exercise the old-time prerogative
of a father over his child and thrash
"Did It answer?"
"Not after the first year. By Jove, when
he came back atfer his freshman course
he had some way got a breadth of shoul
der and a development of biceps that con
vinced me that my paternal prerogative
would be safer if I dTdn't^try to exercise

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