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CITY NEWS •I*o Fix the Tax Levy—The board of tax levy will meet Monday morning, at which time suggestions win be received from taxpayers. The public Is invited to attend the meeting and make suggestions. Hello to Winnipeg:-Direct telephone communication between Minneapolis and Winnipeg will be establishes within a month by the Bell Telephone cvmpany of Canada operating in connection with the Americaoi Bell company whose lines now reach as fur north as .Neche. N. D. To Join lapt. Leonard—Mrs. Thomas Leonard sailed Friday from San Fran cisco to join her husband in the Philip pines. Captain Leonard has been appoint ed to a iiosltiou under the Taft commis sion corresponding to that of a United Slates marshal in this country. His sta tion is in the province of Panay. Jnlia Wilson Sent I p—Julia Wilson, a colored woman, was convicted of rob bing John McKenzie, a laborer, who had come to Minneapolis from the harvest fields, of 520, in municipal court Sat uniay. The woman enticed McKenzie into her house on Washington avenue S aud took the money from his pocket.' 1 She was fined $100 or ninety days. Pure Food Show Poanible—A com mittee consisting of Win. M. Booth, R. C. Coj-n&tt and H. \V. West of the City Sales man's association, is investigating the filan for a pure food exhibit in December. The association inernbene are of the opin ion that suuh an exhibit could be made a vry intersting affair, and the committee lias been instructed to look Into the mat ter thorughly. '•Great \orthwestern Show" — The Breeder's Gazette of Chicago, has a hand some illustrated article in its issue of Sept. 11, on "The Great Northwestern Show," meaning of course, the Minnesota Btate fair. The article treats of the stock exhibits in an exhaustive manner, several columns being required to do the subject Justice. The half tones showing the un loading of cattle, the show and sale tent at Hamline, and the prize winning cattle, are excellent. Think* liuera Will Win—Jan Krige, a native Boer who is staying in the city for a few days, will deliver a free lecture on the Boer war, at Century hall next Tuesday evening. Mr. Krige served under both Botha and DeWet, and he has the highest respect for those famous generals. He was taken prisoner May 30, 1000, but managed to escape. He was later com mandant of field police under General Botha. Mr. Krige is firm in the belief that the Boers will win in the end. Padded the Returns— a misunder standing has arisen between members of. the Deaconess' Aid society and Mrs. Flor ence Bailey, who was employed by the charitable organization to take charge of a benefit to be given shortly at the West hotel. Mrs. Bailey was to arrange for a reading, and was to sell a limited num ber of tickets. However, it is asserted that one or two women working under her have solicited subscriptions as well. Moreover, they are said to have falsified their records for the purpose of influenc ing sales. The reading has been aban doned, and all money will be returned. Work on <;race <'imr<*ii —Ground was broken this week for the handsome new building of Grace Presbyterian church, Twenty-eigth street and Humboldt. It is expected that the building will be under roof in six weeks. Meanwhile services are held in a large tent erected on" the ad- Joining lot. The members of the congrega tion are enthusiastic over the favorable outlook for the future' of the church. When the present pastor, the Rev. Donald L>. McKay, took hold of the affairs, the financial outlook was not promising. Within a year the church has gained forty members and when located located in its beautiful new home it is expected the membership will still further increase. Says They're Republicans—Some of the republican stalwarts accuse Sheriff Megaarden of having ignored party work ers in order to appoint two democrats as deputies, one being Nels Clausen; the for mer police officer retired by Mayor Ames, and the other being A. J. Wright. Sher iff Megaarden says that he will personally vouch for Clausen's republicanism. He was made court officer by Mayor Gray, but solely because one of his nationality was needed at the municipal court. His repub licanism is also attested by the leading republicans of the third ward. Wright is a Grand Army man and is supposed to be a member of the G. O. P., says the sheriff, but his appointment is oniy temporary, anyway. NOYES' PLANS Judge Will Confer With Knox and Soon Go to San Francisco. **•»»* t^f Jnurnat Bureau, Room, 46, JPtst Muiidine. Waeh-inaton. Washington, Sept. 23.—Judge A. H. Koyes will have a conference with Attor ney General Knox early next week; prob ably Tuesday. The hearing will not be protracted. It may be concluded in one day and Noyes thinks it certainly will not last more than two days. - At its conclu sion, Noyes will go to Minneapolis, stop- : pnig at Baraboo, Wis., en route, to visit his mother. Prom Minneapolis he will go to San Francisco, where he Is to ap pear before the United States circuit court of appeals in the contempt proceedings in October. Judge Noyes will engage the best counsel he can in San Francisco and ■will put up a strong fight. Should he find that he cannot go back to Alaska be fore the season closes, Mrs. Noyes will come out on one of the last boats leaving Nome. Representative Marshall, of North Da kota, is here on business before the de partments. —W. W. Jermane. 'GENE WAS FIBBING He Confesses That He Deceived the Detectives. Eugene Jenkins, the 14-year-old boy ac cused of stealing a bicycle, who told the police a wild tale about his companion cutting off the ears of a wheelman and then burying him alive, was taken to the scene of the reported crime Satur day by detectives. When they got there the lad broke out crying and confessed that there was no truth In the story he had told. ; TYPEWRITER COMPETITION At the Pan-American Exposition. In the typewriter competition at the (Buffalo exposition, "The Lambert," a lit- : tle machine : weighing only five' pounds and selling for $25, has taken the honors over all the "SIOO typewriters." This ma chine, though very small, is capable of the heaviest work, and, selling at a price •within ■ the reach of ; every one, bids fair to revolutionize the typewriter trade. The machine; is handled In St. Paul and j the Northwest, by the General Typewrit er Co.. 421 Guaranty Loan Building. TOO LATE TO CLASSIFY A REFINED YOUNG LADY WANTS A PO eitiou as governess in private family. Will teach German. Can furnish best of refer ences. 5971, Journal. GIRL WANTED NICE COMPLEXION. SHE got Satin-Skin Cream and Powder. CHARGES OF FRAUD Merriman, the Bankruptcy Referee Thinks Sampson Dishonest GINGERY MEMORANDUM FILED The Referee Recommend* That Sainpson'H Application for Discliurffe lie Denied. Orlando C. Merriman, referee in the case of O. W. Sempson of Eureka, bankrupt, with whom specifications of grounds of opposition to the bankrupt's discharge were filed, May !<, l!>01, and by whom evidence has been taken in respect to matters set forth in the specifications, has recommended that the discharge from his debts be denied. The matter will come up for confirmation before Judge Lochren at St. Paul, Monday, Sept. 30. Appended to the findings which Referea Merriman has filed with Deputy Clerk Mabey is a memorandum said to be the most seething commentary upon tha evidence submitted ever made in this court since the bankruptcy act was passed. It holds that the whole proceeding was instituted for fraudulent purposes. The referee finds that with specific ex ceptions as to values of certain property mentioned in his report, the allegations in opposition to the discharge of Mr. Samp son from his debts are true. These alle gations cover forty sheets of closely type written paper. The memorandum which is appended to the recommendation of the referee is as follows: After a careful review of the testimony of fered in support of the speeiflcatiens before me I am fully convinced that the entire pro ceeding instituted by this bankrupt for the purpose of obtaining a discharge from his in debtedness has been marked from the be ginning by a studiously conceived course of fraud, having for its object the concealment and disposition of the estate and property of the bankrupt which should rightly be long to his creditors, in such a way as to prevent the creditors from having in this proceeding or elsewhere any benefit thereof. The whole course of the bankrupt, both before and after the adjudication in benk luptcy, as disclosed by the testimony, is ex plainable upon no other theory than an at tempt to defraud his creditors as stated abo\e. The explanations attempted by the tankrupt with reference to the various dis positions made by him before filing his pe tition in bankruptcy are such as to have im pressed me as false in nearly every irctance, and the contradictions and apparent evasions as well iis the conduct and manner of the bankrupt while on the stand under examina tion, have served to discredit his testimony practically in its entirety. I am fully satisfied in my own mind, after reviewing the evidence, that lio transfers of the various properties included and described in the specifications in oppositkn to dis charge, were ever mada in fact by the bank rupt, but that on the contrary—except in my finding as specified—all of said property be longed to said bankrupt at the time he filed his petition in bankruptcy, on Jan. 21, 1901, and, aave as he may have disposed of the same since that time, still continues to be long to him; and further, that said purported transfers were part and parcel of the general tcheme of said bankrupt to defxauc his cred itors. I am further fully satisfied from the evi dence that there never was any partnership | arrangement between said bankrupt and his i wife relative to the carrying on of the board- | ing house business and that said business! was carried on solely by said bankrupt. That ' the Minnetonka Nursery, company, so called,', is not aud never was a partnership composed , of said bankrupt, his wife and*his sister, Mrs. I Aldritt, or of any other persons, but on the \ contrary Is and always has been simply a name under which said bankrupt is and has been, since its pretended formation, conduct ing his individual business and that said .pur ported partnerships were sought to be estab- i i lished solely for the purpose of covering up i assets belonging to the creditors of the bank- i rupt. -■■ -' • .-';■ ■'■' ■ .;-.: • • -. ■; •-■:.».•..■■•• Having arrived at the conclusions above stated relative to the specifications enumer ated In the foregoing finding and recommend ation I have deemed it unnecessary to con sider the remaining specifications presented by the creditors. Having concluded therefore that this pro ceeding in its inception was had 1 for the pur pose of making, bankruptcy act a means of perperating a fraud upon the creditors of the bankrupt and that the entire proceeding shows an evasion both of the spirit and the letter of the law in every essential ieg?.rd I have unhesitatingly recommended a denial of the discharge. "■■..•■ :■.::;' I : Sampson filed his petition in bankruptcy ' SSSSH 1901: The schedule of assets and liabilities showed his debts to be $10 - ' 094.37 Mr. Sampson claimed as exempt, his $10,000 homestead and other property ■' amounting to $672. The assets not ex- | empt amounted to $300 in book accounuts I A. M. Higgins was appointed trustee I George C. Stiles appeared for the bank- : rupt and Nathan H. Chase for the ! creditors. THE EAST'S SORROW Evidences of That for McKinley Seen by H. J. Burton. H. J. Burton, of the Plymouth Clothing house, ha 6 returned from . the east. When Mr. Burton went east two weeks' ago he intended to transact business and witness the international yacht races for the America's cup, but the death of Presi dent McKinley upset all plans. Interest in the big yaoht race and in all kinds of sports subsided completely when the news of the president's death was flashed over the wires and the yachi race was post poned a week. Said Mr. Burton: Great as our sacrifice has been it has not been without its lescon. It has shown us as no other event could have demonstrated at this time, what a really great and wonderful country we have. It has established a bond of sympathy among all citizens of the re public worthy of the name. When the news of Mr. McKinley's death came the million aire and the pauper wept together. As long as I live I never expect to witness a more affecting scene than that enacted on the Lake Shore train which brought me west to Chicago. As we were flying through northern Indiana Thursday the train suddenly slowed down, and for ten minutes we were at a dead standstill in the midst of a tarn arack grove. The stop was in honor of President McKinley. Mr. Burton cays that the death of the president temporarily knocked out all speculation as to the outcome of the yacht races. There had been a growing con viction that the Columbia would defeat the Shamrock. A great many yachting enthusiasts from all over the country had congregated at New York to see the big races, and the postponement disappointed many who were unable to remain ta the metropolis until the last of the month KILLED AT HIS WORK A Great Northern Switchman la Ground to Piece*. John Kane, a Great Northern switch man, slipped and fell under the engine in the Lyndale transfer yards, near Western aye, about noon Saturday, and was in stantly killed. He was riding on the front foot board of the engine, and in jumping to the ground to throw a switch he slipped. The heavy wheels of the locomo tive passed over his body and his life was crushed out. Kane is a'Minneapolis man, and had been in the employ of the Great Northern as switchman since June, 1893. DISTRICT ATTORNEYSHIP Senators Nelson and Clapp Have \ot Settled the Matter Yet. Senators Nelson and Clapp returned Sat urday from Canton. Senator Nelson went directly home to Alexandria. While tfce senators may have discussed the district attorneyship and probably did, they have not settled the matter yet. Senator Clapp said: "I do not know when we will take up the district attorneyship. Circumstances have been such that we have not felt like doing anything with it up to this time," PREPARING TO RON Candidates in the Fortieth Legisla tive District. THE CASE OF SENATOR POTTER Does He Want to Be Senator Again or Sheriff of Hennepin County i They are already tightening their girths up in the fortieth legislative district in preparation for next season's contest. Although it is a long time yet before the entries will be officially closed the field is already pretty well occupied. At this writing it looks like all or part of the field against Senator Potter. Pot ter has not yet announced his candidacy for a renomination and it is said that there is a good deal of doubt whether he will. His enemies say he is satisfied that he can't win except at an unusual ex penditure of effort and that his withdrawal from the lists will be due alone to that fact. The opposition is based largely on his votes ou important questions involving corporations. His opponents declare that he has exhibited a genius for getting on the wrong side and that it happened so frequently and regularly that his case is past explanation, even with the people of the fortieth district, where he is so well known and has been so signally honored for the past twelve or fifteen years. Potter* View of Case. Potter himself puts the case in quite another way. He says that if he is a candidate for anything at all the coming year it will be for an office that offers adequate compensation for the time, money and effort expended in the getting and the incidental loss to his private busi ness. The natural supposition in the light of this would be that he had his eye on the sheriff's office, and this is probably not far from the truth. Some of Robert i Pratt's friends have insisted that Potter , would not be a candidate for the repub- J lican nomination for sheriff against the | popularl ex-mayor on the theory that the ! latter is too strong a candidate to buck. Potter himself is not ready to concede this, however. He believes his show for the nomina tion would be just as good as anybody's, not even Robert Pratt barred. An Announced Candidate. The one announced candidate for the senatorial nomination is A. E. Merrill, | now alderman of the fourth ward. Mr. I Merrill's term in the council expires next jyear and he has stated definitely that he i will ask the republicans of the fortieth I district for the nomination to the senate, ! and is already doing preliminary work to that end. W. P. Roberts is said to take the view that he is entitled to a promotion next year and his friends say they look for him to be in the field. W. S. Dwinnell fell down for the legislative nomination last year through a peculiar combination of j political circumstances and his friends de- I clare that there is something due him in j 1902, and something better than what he j *ent after last year. So they will insist I that he enter the senatorial lists. Sher | man Smith is an unknown quantity in this connection. At one time he expressed I himself as having had enough of high life '• at the capital and the hotels of St. Paul. j But they say he is now looking fondly , in that direction again and is likely to be heard from, and that if he is it will be the senatorial prize that he will go after. | Just about so much talk among the boys | that he can't possibly land the nomina tion is a sure way to bring him into the field, he Bays. It is said that there is the most cor- | dial feeling between Messrs. Merrill and j I Dwinnell and that if Potter is in the ! i race one of them will drop out and aid j the other. There is also a possibility that \ Mr. Roberts may consent to become a party to a deal of this sort. 7";' C. B. Shove is the only man thus ■ far mentioned as planning to go after one of the representative places in the fortieth I district. K-* .-'-' ■ ORDERED TO CLEAN UP Rev. J. H. Bowker Again Runs Coun ter to the Authorities. The health department and J. H. Bow ker, erstwhile a reverend and whilom pro prietor of the "Home for the Friendless," I are at loggerheads for the fifth time this season. \ The Home for the Friendless "went bump" years ago and of late years Bowker has combined a teaming business with a 1 modest dairy at Ninth street and Third avenue SE. On several occasions, some of the neighbors have complained of the filth around Bowker's place. His dairying methods, it was charged, were not condu- j cive to peace and contentment in that part j of the community within range of sight and smell. The health department in vestigated last spring and found a condi tion there calling for a vigorous repri mand. Bowker failed to satisfy the de partment and was waited upon three dif ferent times later and ordered to clean i up. Then the season for pasturing the cows came and the complaints ceased. But this week they have been coming again, and to-day officials from the health de partment paid two visits to the place. Bowker was away this morning when Milk Inspector McCall called,, and the situation was discussed with three young women at the house. This afternoon Mr. McCall went back in company with one of the veterinarians of the department with the expectation of finding Bowker and finally making it plain to him that he must clean up or go out of business. THE 4,000 MARK Registrations at the "U" May Reach That Number. A summary of the registration at the university shows an increase in atten dance in all departments that have so far opened for work. In the colleges of sci ence, literature and arts, engineering, mines and chemistry, the registration to date is 1,488, which is fifteen more than the total registration in these depart ments at the close of last year. _ Regis tration in the college of law to date is 415 and this number will be increased by nearly 100 before the close of the year. The departments of medicine and pharma cy, the school of agriculture have not'; yet opened but it is expected that the regis tration here will exceed that of other years. The' total registration of the uni versity will not be far from the 4,000 mark. ' ■ • : -1. ; ■' "■'■]ij^>J: The college of medicine and surgery opens Monday and the opening lecture will be given in the medical hall at 8 p. m. by Professor J. E. Schadle. The Schurmier prize of $20, offered by T. L. Schurmier of St. Paul, will this year be given to the undergraduate student in the de- I partment of sociology who prepares the best , essay on the subject, "The Negro Problem !in the United States." The award will be made commencement week. Tennis enthusiasts met this morning and ar ranged for a tennis tournament for the championship of the university. The series of games will begin Tuesday. TWO MOREJJARRIERS One Will Supply Minnehaha District, Other Will Go to Station B. Postmaster Lovejoy has secured a fur ther increase of the efficiency of the local postoffice to take effect Oct. 1. He has secured additional two carriers, one of whom will supply the Minnehaha district. The other will be attached to Station B on Cedar avenue, whose force is now over worked. Mr. Lovejoy has been given permission to create two more substations where stamps will be sold, money orders issued and paid, and mail registered. One of these will be given to Minnehaha. The location of the Becond will not be an nounced at present. i THE MUSTISTEAPOLTS JOURNAL. HONORED IN DEATH Memorial Held for the Late Hon. Robert G. Evans BY HENNEPIN AND RAMSEY BAR Eloquent Eulogies Are Spoken and a Formal Memorial Resolu tion Iv Adopted. Memorial services for the late United States District Attorney Robert C. Evans were held at 2 o'clock this afternoon in the federal courtroom in the government building, Judge William Lochren presid ing. The program was arranged by two commutes acting in conjunction, one from the bar of Hennepln county and one from Ramsey county, apointed by Judge William Lochren in accordance with a re quest from each of the associations. It attendance were attorneys practicing in the United States courts, officers of the various branches of the government with headquarters in the federal buildings of the two cities, and prominent citizens who gathered to honor the memory of Robert G. Evans as a man and a citizen of the republic. Upon Judge Lochren's coming to the bench, Judge Henry C. Belden announced the committees appointed by the court was prepared to report. He read the fol lowing memorial, which was ordered spread on the records: To the Honorable the Judges of the Circuit Court of the United States for the District of Minnesota—The committee of the bar, ap pointed to present to the court a memorial touching the life ai>d character of Robert G. Evans, the attorney for tha United States for the district of Minnesota, who died on August 25th, 1901, beg leave to submit the following minute, and move that it be spread en the records of the court: Mr. Evans began his professional caieer in Indiana, and scon took a prominent place smong the younger members of the rar. De siring to enter a wider field, he lemoved to Minneapolis in 18S4, where his ability and in dustry won him speedy recognitien. From his early manhood he was attracted to public affairs, and gave much time and thought to the study of political questions, particularly those involving the general government. His work and capacity were such that for a time he waß a member of the national committee of the party -with -which he affiliated. His ldeuls in politics were marked by the sterl ing quality of honesty. He yielded no prin ciple for gain, and neither sought nor ob tained advancement for himself or his party except by merit. He was appointed United States attorney for this district by President McKinley in 1899, without solicitation, and continued to hold the office until his death, executing its duties with signal ability and judgment. Early this year he was a candi date for senator from this state. He was de feated, but his insnly and upright contest was a model of political partizanship, and won the respect and admiration both of friend and opponent. As a lawyer, Mr. Evans belonged distinctly to the class whose dealings are founded solely on loyalty and honor. He adopted the most exacting standard of professional ethics, and no consideration of personal loss or gain I could induce him to depart from the high path he had marked for himself. His pro fessional work was characterized by careful preparation and sound practical sense; his counsel favored equitable adjustment rather j than litigious victory. His courage, vigor; and learning made him a formidable adver- | sary in the courtroom, yet his zeal for his j cause never led him to overstep the limits of courtesy to his brethren or fidelity to the court. He had an amiable and attractive person ality. His temperament was genial, his man- ! ncr open and sympathetic. These qualities trought many friends, to whom he gave an unfaltering loyalty, and who in turn were bound to him by the strongest ties. In his death the bar has lost an exemplary member, and the public service has been deprived of a tried and faithful officer Eugene G. Hay of Minneapolis, an inti mate friend for twenty years, first ad dressed the court in eloquent eulogy of the character of the late Mr. Evans as an attorney and advocate. He said that Mr. Evans attained his greatest success in preventing litigation rather 1 than in win ning cases. In his knowledge covering twenty-five year,s of the bar of the state from which Mr. Evans came he knew of no prominent attorney who was not inti mately connected with politics but in the ordinary sense Mr. Evans was not a poli tician. His love for his country and love for his friends were prominent character istics. Hiram F. Stevens of St. Paul, followed with an address in which he mentioned that only recently the country mourned the death of the chief magistrate and yes terday laid away a beloved member of one of the prominent branches of the church who had rounded out a service of fifty years, while to-day they were met to com memorate the death of a prominent mem ber of the bar. In the highest sense Mr. Evans was a politician, but not a place seeker. The motion recommending the adoption of the memorial was further seconded by Judge Austin H. Young, Former Attorney General H. W. Childs, John Day Smith, Victor J. Welch, James I. Best and John B. Atwater. Among the federal officials present were: E. A. Purdy, district attorney; Henry D. Lang, clerk of the circuit court; ' Charles L. Spencer, cierk of the district ' court; George F. Hitchcock, deputy clerk; ! Robert C. Mabey, deputy clerk; Richard F. Mabey, reporter; Hector H. Horn, re porter; James Conway, crier; William H. Grimshaw, marshal; N. Nelson, assistant custodian; C. S. Crane, Bpecial agent of the treasury department. Judge Harrl- i son of the district court, Congressman I Fletcher and former Governor Lind at tended the exercises, also L. S. Perm of West Superior, and General W. J. Hahn. From St. Paul were: Hiram F. Stevens, Frank B. Kellogg, C. A. Severance, John E. Stryker, former Attorney-General Childs and Judge John R. Willis. The memorial was signed by: Henry C. Belden, Victor J. Welch, John Day Smith J. O. P. Wheelwright, Emanuel Cohen! 1 Hiram F. Stevens, Moses E. Clapp, C.! D. O'Brien, Edward C. Stringer, Frank j B. Kellogg, Eugene G. Hay, A. B. Jack- i son. % i NO MID-YEAR EXAMS This Feature of High School Work Is Abolished. Minnesota high school students will no longer be obliged to take mid-year exam inations. The state high school board met at the university Saturday and decided to abolish that feature of the school work. The spring examinations, however, will be retained; and will be made to cover the work of the entire year instead of that of the previous term only. The plan to do away with the winter ex aminations is not a new one; and the meeting held this morning was called for the express purpose of acting on the mat ter. The board consists of President Northrop, of the state university, the sup erintendent of public instruction, and Superintendent Jordan of the Minneapolis public schools. PLOT MAY JH^ LAID BARE Murderer Green at Dcs Molnea a Re cipient of Seditious Literature. Special to The Journal. Dcs Moines, lowa, Sept. 23.—The police have found a suspicious circular on the person of Otis Green of Albia, now lying at Mercy hospital, sightless, having at tempted suicide after murdering his wife on a business street several days ago. Chief of Police Mathis thinks Green may know something of the anarchists. Circulars found in his pocket sent from Los Angeles, from Lewis Greenslade, a character known to police there, are thought to have been prepared by the order of "The Golden Eagle," to which many anarchists now under arrest belong. These circulars are largely in cipher, but contain references to Buffalo and various obscure allusions. An investiga tion is being made here and at Los An* geles. AN INTER-CITY PLAN The Twin City Weather Stations May Be Combined. ONE STATION AT STATE FARM ! . " , - • -'%, .: V V, , , ...» ;It -.Would ■Be More 'Thoroughly equipped Than Either Sta tion Is Now. Congressman Loren Fletcher, who has been in the east attending the obsequies of President McKinley, returned home this morning. Mr. Fletcher Is still great ly depressed by the sad scenes he wit nessed, and is in no mood to discuss pub lic affairs. Dispatches from. Washington, however, indicate that both Representatives Fletcher and Stevens have well under way their plan to have the government build a weather bureau building at the State Experimental station at St. Anthony Park. They took the matter up with Professor Willis Moore, chief of the weather bureau when he was in Minneapolis, a few weeks ago. Moore readily fell in with the plan and promised to do all he could to ad vance it. When Messrs. Fletcher and Stevens w-ere In the east to attend the president's funeral they met Representa tive Wads'worth of New York, chairman of the agricultural committee of the house, to whom they outlined their scheme. Wadsworth fell as easy a victim as Prof essor Moore, and will favor a bill appro priating money for the new building and try to have it reported favorably. The bill will probably call for $50,000. On completion of the new building, the weather stations in Minneapolis and St. Paul will be abandoned, and all apparatus, data, records, etc., placed in It. There will be a man in each city who will run up flags and attend to other local calls. It is also planned to have in the Minne apolis Chamber of Commerce, a large glass map of the United States, similar to those in the national capltol. An every day weather chart will be drawn upon them. The new building idea will make the twin cities a branch of the weather bureau, whereas at present each city is only a station. Representative Stevens says the new building will mean much for the agricultural interests of the north west, which will as a result of it have earlier and more reliable news than ever before. In addition, tons of official records will toe kept in the new building where they will be available for public examina tion on, demand. ST. BY. ASSESSMENTS AUDITOR DIKX GETS REPORTS State Board May Boost Assessments in Hennepin, Ramsey and. -. Washington Counties. In response to a letter of inquiry, State Ar-litor Dunn has received from the county auditors of Hennepin, Ramsey and Washington counties, a report on the street railway assessments. Hennepin asessed the company higher than it was left by the state board last year, but ! Ramsey and Washington let it off easy. The assessments returned this year 1 are ! given herewith, compared with the as i sessment as left by the state board last year; Assessment, Valuation, County— 1901. Woo. Hennepin ..-. $2,463,925 $2,400 000 Ramsey 1,774,730 2.100,000 Wabasha 89,585 100,000 Totals $4,223,240 $-1,600,000 It is predicted that the board will bring the assessment up this year to at least the 1900 figures. No date for the hearing has been set. The board is very indignant over the omission of private banks from the as sessment rolls of various counties. A thorough examination of the lists disclosed nine others in addition to the eighteen given in yesterday's Journal, They are as follows: Bank of Covell, Big Stone county. Bank of Odessa, Big Stone county. Bank of Glenville, Freeborn county. City Bank of Goodhue, Goodnue county. Bank of Pine Island, Goodhue county. Citizens' Bank of Island, Goodhue county. Bank of Alpha, Jackson county. Exchange Bank of Dester, Mower county. C. R. Blair & Son, Eyota, Olmsted county. Farmers' Exchange Bank of Rock Dell, Olm3ted county. KNIGHTS INVESTED Duke of Cornwall at an Interesting Function at Ottawa. Ottawa, Ont., Sept. 23.—The second day of the visit of the duke and duchess of Cornwall and York to Ottawa began with the investiture of the recently created knights. Rideau hall was the scene of the quaint ceremony and when the new knights were assembled, Sir John Ander son read the warrant authorizing the duke to confer honors of knighthood. The re cipients of the honors then appeared be fore the duke. They were preceded by Viscount Crichton who carried the in signia on a cushion. The new knights then knelt before the duke, who touched them on each shoulder 1 with his sword and then invested them. Lord Wentook read the admonitions, after which the duke shook hands with and congratulated the new knights. After the ceremony the duke and duch ess drove through Hull and on to Parlia ment hill, where the former unveiled Phillip Herbert's statue of Queen Vic toria, just completed and erected east of the commons building. Premier Laurier presented the duke. After the unveiling the duke was escorted to the pavilion on Parliament square, where the Ottawa troeps who served in South Africa were given medals. Lieutenant Eddie Holland, of Ottawa, who at the risk of his life,' saved his automatic gun in a skirmish under "Gatling gun" Howard in South Africa, was given the Victorian cross. Af ter the presentations the duke went to Rideau club, where a luncheon .was given in his honor. SQUAW MAY DIE Reckless Boy Riders Stir Up an In dian Village at Billing*. Special to The Journal. Billings, Mont., Sept. 23.—Two white boys succeeded in raising a large sized disturbance at an Indian camp yesterday afternoon.They were mounted and engaged in the pastime of hat grabbing. They rode madly into the camp and an aged Crow squaw was laid low by the hoofs of the leading horse. In en instant the entire camp was astir The Indians poured out of their tepees like bees out of hives. Several bucks seized the boy and dragged him from his horse and whipped him with the bridle reins, while a hundred so.uaws and pap ooses gathered around the fallen squaw. It waß an excited throng of Indians and the white persons present heard more Crow talk in ten minutes than they would ordniarily hear in a life time. The Indians refused to return the boy's horse until a policeman came down and settled the matter. The injured squaw is reported to be still in an unconscious con dition and the extent of her injuries is not known. GRASSMAN CAUGHT Man Who Swindled Bishop McGol- la iv Jail In W. Dakota. !!^ Special to The Journal. Valley City, N. D., Sept. 23.—Frank Grassman was arrested here this week on a charge of swindling Father Sailor <,Z the Catholic church and several others out of small sums of money. He was bound over to the district court, bail being fixed at $500, which he was unable to furnish. Since his arrest it has been learned that he is wanted in other places for similar crimes, Bishop McGolriek of Duluth being one of his victims. MONDAY EVENING, SEPTEMBEK 23, 1901. '■-■;■■ . .: - ' ■ ' SOMEWHAT DIFFERENT. Officer—ls your brother, who was bo deaf, any better? i Bridget—Sure, he'll be all right in the morning. ' Officer—You don't say so. Bridget—Yes; he was arristed yesterday, and he gets his hearing in the morning BOOH HAND'S HEROIC DEATH Dennis Sewell Gave His Life in Vain. HE AND A BOY DROWN Double Tragedy Occurs at Eight- eenth Avenue Northeast. A TBULY HEROIC SACRIFICE The Drowning Boy Throttled Hi* Wonld-Be Rescuer and Both Sank. Dennis Sewell, a boom hand, gave up his life shortly before noon Saturday in an unsuccessful attempt to save Emil Irmen, 14 years old, who had fallen into the river while fishing. The accident occurred near the Eighteenth avenue N "gap," where Sewell and twenty other men were ■work ing. Sewell saw the lad tumble into the water from the walk that leads from the east shore to the boom, and plunged in after him. Being an excellent swimmer, he did not expect any difficulty in rescu ing the little fellow. The drowning" boy, however, as soon as Sewell reached him, grasped the strong man about the neck convulsively and clung with an iron grasp, which his would-be rescuer was unable to break. With the lad's arms wrapped tightly around his neck, making it im possible for him to use his arms in swim ming and at the same time strangling him, the brave man went down to a hero's death. Other men at work on the boom, who saw their companion's attempt to rescue the boy, were unable to save either. The bodies were recovered late this afternoon. . Boys Went Pishing. Emil Irmen is a son of M. Irmen, an employe in the car shops of the Milwaukee road, who lives at 1601 Marshall street NE, just up the steep bank from where the drowning occurred. Emil left home shortly after 11 o'clock with his little brother, Louis, going towards the river with fishing tackle. Fifteen minutes later boom men were telling the stricken mother of the sad fate of her boy. She went directt to the scene of the accident and remained on the bank all afternoon, weeping piteously and refusing to be coin eoled. When the little fellows went to the river, they walked out on the narrow board walk over the stream. Emll was leading the way and was carrying a soap box for a seat. This box struck against a pier that supports the walk and extends four or five feet above it. The boy was knocked backwards into the river. Sewell'* Prompt Action. The boom crew was working at the gap some fifty feet away. Sewell was the first to see the accident and ran along the walk to the point where the lad had fallen iv. When he arose, Sewell dove and caught him. The drowning boy was waving his arms frantically, in an effort to fix his grasp on some object that might save him. The little fellow's arms circled the strong man's neck like tentacles and made it impossible for him to swim or keep his head above water. Clinging to each other, the two were seen to sink and rise once, twice and a third time. Other men were hastening towards* the struggling pair, but though two or three dove Into the water, Sew ell and the boy sunk for the last time and were seen no more. The entire crew, under the orders of the foreman, Mose Green, quit work and man ning a scow they commenced the search for thl bodies, using their pick poles. A few minutes later another crew from down-river rowed to the scene of the drowning and joined in the search, while an officer telephoned the police. The North Side patrol wagon with grappling irons arrived a few minutes later and the police, assisted by the boom employes dragged the stream for the bodies. Sewell Leave* a Family. "Denny" Sewell's fate is indeed sad. His bravery and quick action in going after the boy are highly praised by those who saw him. His home is at 325 Twen ty-fourth avenue N, and he leaves a wife and four small children. He had been an employe of the boom company for sev eral years. The place where Emil Irmen and Sewell SHE KNEW. Mrs. Jones—My husband Is & letter carrier. Mrs. Brown —Since when? ' Mrs. Jones— He's been carrying fc Utter of miss around in bit pocket tor a WNki were drowned has long been known as » dangerous "bole" where a large number of boys in Northeast Minneapolis bathe every summer. No less than a dozen per sona have been drowned there in as many years. CRESCEUS WINS But The Abbot Takes the Second Heat .in the ' $20,000 Race. Readville, Mass., Sept. 23.—A beautiful sky and a track well dried out, as rain gave promise of a grand con test between the two champion stallions, Cresceus and The Abbot. The only thing which threatened to mar the contest was a stiff northwest breeze which blew across the track. Nearly 20,000 people saw the race. Tha entire gate receipts will be given to tha West End nursery through the generosity of Thomas Lawson, who gave the purse of $20,000 for the match. Cresceus won the first heat handily. The Abbot broke badly in the first eighth and at one time was fully thirteen lengths be hind. Time by quarters: 32%; 105; I:38i4; 2:10%. ' The Abbot won the second heat by half a length. Time, 32%; 1:04^4; 1:36; 2:oßVfe. Cresceus won the third heat. The Ab bot almost distanced; time 32- Vo4l*' 1:38; 2:09%. •-•/»» Cresceua won the fourth heat and tha race. Time, 2:07%. MURDEREDjrTA WEDDING Italians Quarrel Over *he A»»ns»lua tion and One Lses a Knife. Special to The Journal. Lead, S. D., Sept. 23.—A murder has probably been committed near Cambria, Wyo., across the South Dakota line. At an Italian wedding a young man talked too much about William McKin leys assassination, and, being rebuked by an old Italian named Cameo, drew from his coat a long knife and slashed the old man across the stomach. Cameo was al most disemboweled and cannot, live. The young Italian escaped and, with an-, other young man, is believed to be mak ing for this city. The police of Lead and Deadwood and the sheriff of the county have been informed of the affair and wiU make arrests as soon as possible. STIRRED UP BY LOUBET French President (lives Vent to a Pregnant Itterance. , Betheny, France, Sept. 23.— The czar, czarina and President Loubet concluded shortly after noon a review of 140,000 troops on the plain of Betheny. '. The , march past lasted from 10:45 a. in. till 1:10 p. m., terminating, in a magnificent, charge of 20,000 cavalry. The spectacle was very imposing, as the infantry went by 150 deep, with fixed bayonets. In his speech at the luncheon which fol lowed the review President Loubet created somewhat of a sensation by say- '■ ing: ■. . :_•■,..-,,.-..;. :-■ ; :. "The Franco-Russian alliance is pledged to settlements inspired by justice and' humanity." . - -.. -i-. - i :■•. Whether rightly or otherwise, some of his hearers took the remark to refer ta affairs in South Africa. ATTACKED BY FOOTPADS , Matt Hill of the "Soo" Ponnded With a Rock and Robbed. Special to The Journal. Sault Ste. Marie. Mich.. Sept. 23.—A bold hold-up occurred on West Spruca street last night, when Matt Hill was at tacked by four footpads. The highway men hit him on the head with a rock an 4 then went through his clothes, finding $60. Hill was badly beaten, but got away from his assailants in a dazed condition and hid himself in a box oar, where he wal discovered this morning. He can give no description of the robbers. USED A RAZOR Sanguinary Flight In a Street Show at Chlppewa Fall*. Special to The Journal. Chippewa Falls, Wis., Sept. 23.—1n th« "Porto Rican village" street attraction last night, D. M. Smith, manager, and a negro employe engaged In a fight wlto two young men. Milo Martin received a bad cut on the wrist from a razor. Offi cer Archie Smith was called to preserve order and was cut on the hand. Smittt was arrested, but the negro escaped. The case against Smith was dismissed la court this morning.