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; Died of Diphtheria—Clarence ■'- Han lon, 12 rears old. son of C. N. Hanson, 3427 Colfax avenue N, died last night alter a ■week's Illness. An autopsy by the coroner showed that diphtheria was the cause of death. ColilU's Condition— Peter Collik, who ■was shot twice by Sam Hogan In a Baloon row Sunday morning, is languishing ut the city hospital in a precarious condition. One of the bullets, which lodged In the breast, cannot be removed, and the man's recovery seems to depend entirely on the absence of ■epUo poisoning. < leaning the Keaervolr— The \york 'of cleaning the reservoir for the city water commenced this morning. The tank was cleaned four months ago, but when the water was run off to-duy more dirt and sediment had collected tliau during Mxteen months, ■when the cleaning was postponed for that length of time. The excavating for the rew pumping station near the intake i» responsible lor the excessive accumulation. Tax Incident Closed— The "Brokers' special tux No. 2" incident at the Chamber of Commerce is closed. The brokers lv prlvl- Kges will not have to pay v tax Including penalties of fclo.To. Samuel N. Nichols, deputy colleotor, has notified Secretary Rogers of the chamber to-day that tho commissioner of In ternal revenue holds that the rules are not applicable to brokers doing business us mem bers of the Chamber of Commerce in Minne apolis, for the- reason that the chamber per mits dealings iv •'puts'" and "calls" by its -^uibers upon the floor of its exchange. I Humane Society* Work— The report ef the Humane Society for September shows much work done. Thirtj -seven cases of •uimals wore Investigated. Thirty-three were Mt hones, six of which, unfit for work, had been abandoned, and were shot. Twelves of the- animal cases were for neglect and cruelty. The children looked after and protected num bered flfty^two and the girla of tender age ten. Aid was given to oight women and one man. Papers for the admission of nine chil dren to the state school "at Owatonna were tiled. Non-support, cruelty and neglect cases involving children were fourteen in number. Police Promotions — The following I promotions in the police department have j been announced: Detective Fred Malone to M captain; George W. Brundage, Thomas j Carroll, Percy De Laittre and Joseph Schutta, advanced to lieutenants. James Howard, , Michael Mealey and John Morrlsey, former : members of the department, reinstated about a month ago, advanced to sergeants. Elijah | Dudley, In charge of municipal court officers, advanced from lieutenant to captain; Martin j Ginsberg, sergeant, made a lieutenant at the centra! station; Joseph Kolontersky, patrol* man, made a sergeant. CUT STATE IN TWO .'. < tlon of Woman* Home Missionary Society of the M. E. Church. The most important business of the fifteenth annual meeting or the Woman's Home Missionary society of the Methodist church, -which completed its work at Wes ley church yesterday, was the divis ion of the state into two societies, to con form to the conference divisions. This •was accomplished this morning and each society elected its own officers by acclama tion. The report of the nominating com mittees made by Mrs. P. B. Campbell for the Minnesota conference and Mrs. L. A. Cobb for the northern Minnesota confer ence was accepted and the following of ficers .chosen: Minnesota Conference —President, Mrs. John Grove, St. Paul; vice-president, Mrs. Weston Hay ward, £H. Paul; recording secretary, Mrs. George .S. Parker, St. Paul; corresponding secretary, Mrs. F. B. Cowgill, Mankato; as ststant corresponding secretary, Mrs. W. O. Hillman. Merrlam Park: treasurer. Mrs. J. H. Fritz, St Paul; district secretaries, Man kato district, Mrs. Peter Clare, Owatonna; Wlnoua, Mrs, Blethen, Rochester; Fair mount, Mrs. Woodis, Lake Crystal: Pipe stone, Mrs Bull; St. Paul, Mrs. Frank Cone, Nortutifld. Northern Minnesota Conference—President, Mrs. William Love; first vice president, Mrs. If. W. Savage, second vice president, .Mrs. John Taylor; third vice president, Mrs. P. A. Cobb; recording secretary, -Mrs. ll.Stong; cor responding secretary, Mrs. R. H. Young; treasurer, lite. V F. Safford; secretary of supplies, Mrs. M. E. Eddy; secretarj- Young Peoples jrork, .Mrs. C. F. Sharps; assistant, Mrs. L. L, Fisk, mite box secretary, Mrs. C. R. Ellis; secretary of literature, Miss 0. Gedney; Lltchfleld district, Mrs. R. R. At kinsob': Minneapolis district, Mrs. Cobb; Du luth district, Mrs. Gray. The correspending secretary of each so ciety is the delegate to the national ex- j ecutive meeting and her expense or those of her alternate are paid by the society. Mrs. F. F. Safford was elected the alter nate' of the northern Minnesota confer ence and Mrs. H. M. Taylor of the Minne sota conference. Mrs. John Taylor was i elected by the Northern conference as an j additional delegate. 'A symposium was given this morning in , which Mrs. H. O. Roberts gave some ex cellent ideas on "Impediments to Our ! Work: How to Overcome Them." being 'followed by limes, J. G. Purple, V. M. Jarman, C Hotchkiss, and J. R. Wood. Mrs. H. M. Evans gave some glimpses of home missionary work in New York, gleaned in district visiting with a i deaconess, emphasizing the fact that 80 ; P«r cent of the crime of the city is com- i mltted by foreigners who are in great need of missionary work. The noontide prayer was made toy Mrs. Parker of St. Paul and the question box opened by Mrs. E. I*, Albright proved so interesting that It was continued In the afternoon. The chief feature of the afternoon was a symposium on • "Our Literature," by Mmes. A. W. Dinning, Quiggle, W. O. Hillman, L. Q. Harris, G. S. Couch, J."W. Powell, L. C. Stebbins and M. B. Smith. An address was made by Rev. R. N. Avi son and reports were made on the work In Alaska by Miss Agnes Belden; the Ori ental Home, Mrs. E. E. Smith; Rust Hall, Mrs. H. B. Hull. The reports showed that the Min nesota conference has 25 auxiliaries aoid 526 members, and the Northern Min nesota conference 28 auxiliaries, and 696 members. The treasurer, Mrs. F. F. Saf ford reported the total receipts for the northern conference to be $1,980.02; for the Minnesota conference, $904.91; dis bursements, $2,555.29; balance on hand, 1116.29. Other reports -were- given by Mrs. Dugan, on mite boxes, and by Mrs. John Taylor, on literature. A large audience listened Monday night to the address by Mrs. E. L. Albright of Delaware, Ohio, on the work of the so ciety. This was made impressive by means of stereopticon illustrations show ing conditions before and after mission ary efforts had been expended. FORMER WHEELMAN GONE thu-lei Fred Shaw Die* at the St. Peter Hospital. Charles Fred Shaw, for eighteen years a resident of Minneapolis, died Thursday, Sept. 19 at St. Peter, Minn., at the age of 41 rears. Mr. Shaw was one at the most prominent and enthusiastic of the early •wheelmen of the city and did consider able work toward creating a plan for the recovery of stolen iblcycles. He was in the bicycle business for several years. AJbout a year ago he was sent to the san atorium at St. Peter. He had almost recovered when he stepped on a rusty nail, the wound resulting in blood poison ing and death. The remains were taken to his old home at Lacon, 111. QA WANT QV HELP TO-DAY The 89 advertisements for help published In to-day's Journal on page 15 are as follows: 3 Tailors, 4 Office Help, 4 Seamstresses, 2 Stenographers, 2 Clerks, 38 Miscellaneous, 24 Housework, 12 Agents, Salesmen, Solicitors. A FAVORED SON, HE County Commissioner Smith's Son Handles County Contracts. FATHER CAN'T BE INTERESTED Ilut the Son Ilua Received Syeclal Favor* and the Father Drew M ■ * 1 »1...» i «>«■ It seems to be up to County Commis sioner Andrew J. Smith to show whether or not he has been interested in certain contracts let by the board. Commissioner Smith has a son, L. A. Smith, a grading contractor, who appears to have been receiving special favors from the board. For example, one contract was let to the son at 65 cents a yard, and the board paid him 92 cents a yard for the work. The extra 27 cents per yard was on ac count of an "overhaul," but other con tractors who do work on county roads have had to stand their own "overhauls." This might appear to be nothing more | than a case of nepotism, but some inquiry ; is being made as to the delivery to Coni ; missioner Smith of certain negotiable cer tificates on account of his son's contracts. There Is also a desire in some quarters to know if Commissioner Smith has not ; been paying his son's teamsters on county ! work with his own personal checks. 1 Un May OL. A. Smith was awarded a contract for repairing the Monticello road. He was to be paid 65 cents per cubic yard of gravel hauled for the work, and the pit from which the gravel was to be taken was specified in the agreement, which contained no mention of "overhaul" charges. On May 13 the commissioners appointed 0. P. Henry overseer of the job, and work was begun. After a time, | ' however, the gravel supply in the con i tract pit gave out, and a longer haul was ; made necessary. When Mr. Smith pre sented his bill he was allowed an over haul charge of 27 cents per yard, the j excess amounting to Just $66.69. The final I estimate, including this charge, was ap i proved by County Surveyor Cooley and I was passed by the board without com ment. The certificate was issued to A. J. Smith, county commissioner, although made payable to his son. It was then taken to the Gerinania bank and dis counted. A Big Overhaul Charge. L. A. Smith was also awarded the con ; tract for graveling the Osseo road, the ; gravel to be taken from what is known ! as "Johnson's pit," and to be paid for at the rate of 70 cents per cubic yard. After i the contract was let, however, gravel was i taken from ano-ther pit, and again an overhaul charge was made, this time of j 45 cents per yard, resulting in a loss of I $1,264.43 to the county. This job was I paid for by certificates issued under three estimates, all containing the overcharge and all Issued to County Commissioner A. J. Smith, although made payable to L. I A. Smith. The two contracts specified are the only ones in which the present board has al- I lowed any overhaul charges whatsoever. What is more, L. A. Smith, since his father became a county commissioner, has been awarded no contract in which he has not been allowed such charge. Other con tractors say that they have been unable j to obtain like concesisons under similar j conditions, and add that it is easy enough to secure contracts by underbidding com petitors, providing the county commission will permit overhaul charges after the work has once begun. They say such a system works a grave injustice, and that I it should not be tolerated. suitule* Are Explicit. The statutes of Minnesota contain a strict prohibition against county commis sioners interesting themselves in con tracts.let by the board of which they are members. That portion of Section 696 pertinent to the subject reads as follows: And no county commissioner shall receive any money or other valuable thing as a con dition or inducement to voting for any con tract or other thing under consideration of j the board: nor shall he become a party to, j or interested in, directly or indirectly, any contract made by the board, and—every con tract or payment voted for or made contrary to the provisions of this section is void; and any violation of this section hereafter com : mitted shall be a malfeasance in office, which will subject the commissioner so offending to i be removed from office. HOME INDUSJRY PLEA I'sed in I rglng a Minneapolis Bid for Capitol Work. "Patronize home industries" was the text of the talk before the state capital commission yesterday. O. P. Briggs | representing the Twin City Iron works, ; made a plea for the bid on mechanical I equipment submitted by W. I. Gray & Co. of Minneapolis. Gray & Co. made a bid on Corliss engines made by the Twin City Iron works, and on electric generators made by the Electric Machinery company, both Minneapolis concerns. No other bid der figured on machines of Minnesota I make. Mr. Briggs maintained that the Gray hid was lower, for the same class of equipment, than any other, and that that being the case it was the duty of the commission to recognize Minnesota enter prise, and keep the money at home. He offered to put up a bond to guarantee his statement that the engines made by the Twin City Iron Works are the best made in the country. H. S. Bell of the Erie City Iron Works, whose boilers the Gray company bids on, stated that the boilers listed were high grade water-tube boilers, as called for by the specifications. In realigning the bids the Gray company were debited $6,000 for these boilers, which Mr. Bell held to be unjust. Without this debit, W. I. Gray & Co. would be the lowest bidder. Mr. Sykee, representing the Allan Black company of St. Paul, who are the lowest bidders, according to Mr. Gilbert, spoke in behalf of the Ball-Wood high speed engines, which are included in their bid. He also recommended the Corliss engine, for which they add $8,650 to their bid. H. S. Ide represented the Ide engines, which are of the high speed type. The board then tok a recess until 2 o'clock. THAT N. E. A. MEETING Minneapolis May Bid High for It Next Week. Whether or not the Commercial club convention committee will decide to for mally invite the National Educational As sociation to hold its next convention in Minneapolis will be decided before the ex ecutive committee of the association meets in Chicago, Oct. 10, Irwin Shepard, of Winona, secretary of the association, is in the city to-day. He is also a member of the executive com mittee which will select the next conven tion city. He says that Minneapolis' chances of securing the convention were good. Salt Lake City, Seattle, and Port land are after it. Mr. Shepard discussed the matter with, members of the Commer cial club committee to-day. AMES REFUSES MONEY Would-Be Purchasers of Improve ment Bonds Make a Tender. W. O. Nye, representing Stoddard & Nye, purchasers of the $150,000 permanent improvement bonds sold to them by the city council to-day made a tender to the mayor of the purchase prise, amounting to $167,750 in gold coin stating he was ready to turn the money over to him as soon as the mayor executed the bonds. The mayor refused to sign them and accept the money. Prior to this City Clerk Lydiard pre sented the bonds to the mayor and re quested his signature. He was refused. After the interview, Mr. Nye said that the purchasers would petition the court for a writ of mandamus directing the mayor to sign the bonds. THE MINNEAPOLIS JOTJRNAE. QUICK TO RESPOND Story of Dennis Sewell's Heroism Rouses Wide Sympathy. A JUNIOR BENEFIT AT FAIRMONT Children There Give a Play and Send $2.50 to the SeWell f^und. Money sent in to The Journal to day for the Sewell memorial fund amount ed approximately to $150. Business firms j throughout the city have taken hold of tho ' matter, and on to-day's list appear con ; tributions from employes of a number of I well-known houses, including the North j western National bank. From Fairmont, Minn., came a letter containing $2.50, raised by the Alston, Sin clair, Sharpe, Hyde and McCann chll- I dren, who gave a performance ol "Uncle Tom's Cabin" in a roomy haymow, charg ing an admission fee of 5 cents, the $2.50 donated being the entire receipts from the sale of tickets. At the Chicago Avenue Baptist church Sunday evening, Rev. G. L. Morrill spoke of Sewell's brave death and took up v j collection for the fund, $15 being realized in that way. Several restaurants have es tablished Dennis Sewell memorial boxes upon their counters, and these boxes are receiving liberal contributions. The fund has already reached a grand total of $1,731 and it is still growing. Unless the unex pected happens it will exceed $2,500 before the week closes. Dennis Sewell left a family of six de pendent upon his earnings, and the heroic circumstances attending his death have proved a potent appeal for aid for his loved ones. Though an expert swimmer, he was drowned by Emil lrinen, whom he attempted to save from a watery grave. The body of the child was not recovered until Saturday, although the accident oc curred Sept. 21. The funeral was held from St. Anthony of Padua church at 9 o'clock this morning. The following subscriptions were re ceived at The Journal office to-day: Northwestern National Bank employes $31.50 Employes Grinnell, Collins, & Co 25.00 Employes Palace Clothing company.. 16.00 Chicago Avenue Baptist church col lection 15.00 Foster & Waldo 10.00 Lewis S. Gillette 10.00 Mrs. Mary K. Pingree 6.00 Alexander Campbell 5.00 Ralph J. Sewall, M. D 5.00 Some Fairmont, Minn., children .... 2.50 Mr. and Mrs. Cecil Sharpe 2.50 S. A. Reed 2.00 L. G. H 2.00 Hiram A. Scrlver 2.00 L. C. Mitchell 2.00 Dr. Folwell 2.00 J. W. S 2.00 A. J. Bagley 2.00 Little Edna and Madeline Hansen 1.00 G. W. Critten 1.00 H. D. Soden 1.00 A friend 1.00 John T. Bauman 1.00 Dr. Heustis 1.00 Cash .50 J. E. Featherstone .50 Marguerite Chadbourne .50 Nat Chadbourne .50 Previously reported (received by Tb.6 Journal) $269.10 Previously reported (other sources) 664.15 Previously reported, Chamber of Commerce 650.00 Total previously reported $:,583.25 Received by Journal to-day.. 148.50 148.50 Total $1,731.75 PAWNSHOP SOCIETY Plan to Legalize a Rival for "Three Ball" Establishments. TO CHARGE LOW INTEREST RATES A Bill Will Be Introduced in Kext l.i-jiixlut ur<- by a. lienue pin Member. The next legislature will be asked to enact a law authorizing the incorporation of a society for the transaction of the business now done by pawn shops. It is proposed to make a rate of interest not to exceed 2 per cent a month on loans instead of 10 per cent a month which the pawn brokers now practically levy. The bill will be introduced by a Hen nepin legislator who has been looking into the subject, and hia measure will be modeled after the law submitted to the Missouri assembly some time ago. Under that measure a borrower is given six months to redeem his property. His pledge cannot be confiscated, but must be sold, and any sum it brings above prin cipal and interest must be returned to the owner. The governor of the state, one director of the corporation and the mayor of a city are empowered to see that the law is obeyed. The corporation may borrow money not in excess of its capital stock and dividends to share holders are limited to 6 per cent a year. The measure will be drawn with partic ular reference to the cities of Minne apolis, St. Paul and Duluth, which are well stocked with pawn shops of the old fashioned variety. The rates demanded are extortionate in the extreme and their operations can only be regulated by legis lative enactment State supervision of the pawn shops of a great city is already in successful operation in Chicago. "THE HISTORICAL NOVEL" Subject of Dr. Richard Burton's Lec ture for Saturday Evening, The revival of the '"historical novel," and its peculiar developments in the last few years, are striking features of the modern literary movements. Dr. Burton will discuss this subject in bis lecture next Saturday evening at the First Unita rian church. That he will dwell mainly upon recent and contemporary develop ments is assured from the fact that his il lustrative reading is to be from Tarking ton's brilliant story, Monsieur Beaucaire. Dr. Burton's lectures are never of the cold-storage variety, and on this occasion the audience may count upon something especially fresh and delightful. This is the first of three lectures upon modern literary forms that Dr. Burton is to give on successive Saturdays in the auditorium of the Unitarian church under the management of the men's club of that society. Vary probably there will be no other opportunities to hear him in Min neapolis this winter, and the low admis sion should insure a crowded house. Tickets will not be sold, however, in ex cess of the seating capacity of the audi torium. Seats are on sole at the Metro politan music store. CLARIFIES THE AIR Light on the Meeting; of Simpson Church Trustee*. The statement in yesterday's Journal to the effect that at a meeting of the offi cials and trustees of Simpson M. E. church last Friday evening there was a spirited clash, is aaid to have been er roneous in some respects. Rev. Dr. R. N. McKaig, the pastor, over whose salary a part of the trouble ,at least, arose, says that he "had no interview with any man in this city for publication of any of the mis understandings," nor had he had any per sonal quarrels with any member of the board. Dr. McKaig further adds that no one hissed him during the meeting. In this there may have been an error. That there was hissing at the meeting, however, ap pears from a letter received from J. Corrin Hutchinson, in which it is said positively that he was the person who was hissed, and that, too, by the friends of Dr. McKaig. It soems from Mr. Hutchinson's let ter, however, that Bishop Joyce did not appoint Dr. McKaig to Simpson church, but Bishop Walden, also that no effort has been made or is being made to have Mr. Rider appointed to Simpson church. ALREADY IN A TRUST The Philippine Hemp Output Under a Thorough Monopoly. WERE ARMY OFFICERS'BUNCOED?' Judge Canty, Familiar With the Hemi) Trade, TliinLs They Were. Judge Thomas Canty, who spent several months in the Philipipnes looking up hemp fiber for the Minnesota state binder twine factory at Stlllwater, thinks that Colonel H. O. S. Heistand, now under fire at Washington for alleged complicity with the Manila hemp commission, was "bun coed." He is of the opinion that Heistand and his associates in the attempt to form a hemp trust were simply the tools of the British syndicate, which now enjoys a complete monopoly of the hemp industry in the islands. After the United States secured control of the islands, he says, the British companies found it necessary to harvest the hemp crop with the co operation of the American arms. He be lieves that, in order to facilitate their j operations, the companies offered to let | the American officers in on the trust after the war was over. While he has no positive information on that score, Judge Canty has reason to be lieve that the Americans received not less than $100,000 for their services, and that the insurgent leaders, who did not allow the war to Interfere with the hemp in dustry, were paid in round numbers about ?2,000,000. Said Judge Canty: It is a fact that the United States officers, both naval and army, were prevailed upon, irr return for valuable considerations, to raise the blockade of ports in the southern prov inces to such an extent as to allow the ex port of hemp, which had accumulated in im mense quantities during the war in the south ern islands. I have no doubt but that politics was at the bottom of it. It is a notorious fact that Croker, Platt, Quay and other big politicians have their pets out in the Philippines, in whose interests they are continually bring ing political pressure to bear. Wires were undoubtedly pulled to get the government to open the ports, and General Otis wasn't shrewd enough to see that he was being jobbed. They pulled the wool over the old fellow's eyes and made him think the war was over. He favored the carrying on of the hemp in dustry under a joint agreement of the oppos ing forces. There was practically a cessa tion of hostilities in the districts where fhe industry Is mainly carried on. It was a wise move on the part of the insurrectos, for a source of revenue was thus opened up to them which helped them immeasurably in prolonging the war when their finances were about exhausted. To keep up the bluff, the war was actively prosecuted in other quar ters. The three English companies which handle the hemp crop exclusively are Warner & Da vie, Smith & Bell and McLean & Co. These companies, commercially speakiDg, have got a fence all around the islands. They have complete control of the hemp, sugar and to bacco industries and have reduced their business to such a system that it is prac tically impossible for an outsider to break in. It is a system within a system. The com panies do business only with the rich Chi nese merchant, who does the rest. The hemp belongs to the companies as soon as it is stripped. The companies will start out at the beginning of the season with, say, $2,000,000 or $3,000,000 in Mexican money. Per haps $100,000 will be divided among the rich Chinese merchants, $100,000 among the Span iards and a like sum among the Filipinos. The Chinese agents will give 100 Chinamen $1,000 apiece, which is then distributed among the coolies who furnieh the natives with sup plies. The coolies keep the natives on the jump and work them for all there is in them. The Chinese partners in the English firms guarantee the fidelity of the coolies. It is just such a system as the Hudson Bay com pany has built up. During the war immense quantities of hemp accumulated in warehouses at Iloilo and Cebu, inside the insurgent lines in the southern districts. The steady rise in the war risk rates of the English insurance com panies made it a coatly proposition for the companies to continue accumulating hemp with no opportunity to ship it. The insur recto leaders insisted on being well paid for protecting the crop. These conditions re duced the price of hemp, and when the Americans, many of them army officers, dis i covered that hemp was to be had in the southern districts at one-third of the Manila price, they were tempted to speculate. In the end they were forced to sell it at a loss. YACHT RACE BY 'PHONE If. W. PHONE CO.'S NEWS JBIREAI Bulletin Received Direct From New lurk by the Long Dis tance Lines. Owing to the general interest in the America's cup races, not only in this city, but throughout the northwest, the North western Telephone company to-day put In operation a special bulletin service, or news bureau. It worked like a charm, and the service was no doubt highly ap preciated by those interested in matters nautical. From New York to Minneapolis, with the exception of a relay at Chicago, the bulletins came direct and with apparently no loss of time, for the information they contained was common talk at the clubs and hotels within ten minutes after the bulletins were sent. The bulletins were telephoned directly to The Journal office, the Minneapo lis and the Commercial clubs, the West hotel and the Hotel Nlcollet. In addition the local and long distance operators were given the information, and when calls came from the chamber of commerce, the eighth ward, Lake Minne tonka, Fargo or Grand Forks the latest news of the race was immediately trans mitted The service was in charge of J. H. Eschman, the traffic manager of the com pany for the two cities. There were many more inquiries from the outside points to-day than last Saturday. Locally the first news that the boats had crossed the line and the race was on, came through the Northwestern's special long distance service, which beat the telegraph by at least twenty minutes. MINNESOTA'S MONEYS Statement Showing- Balance in the Various Funds. State Treasurer Block's monthly statement shows the following balance In the various funds at the close of business Sept. 30: Revenue fund J310.298.29 Soldiers' relief fund 36J799.95 Funding tax fund 80,008.46 Permanent school fund 167,796.59 General school fund 631,191.16 Permanent university fund 7,978.24 General university fund 33,592.72 Internal improvement fund 17,781.12 •Internal improvement land fund.. 208.56 Internal improvement land fund | interest. 92.25 ; State institutions fund 61.04 i State institutions interest fund 9,899.34 j Swamp land fund 30,017.21 Grain inspection fund 26,938.71 Balances, less overdraft $1,352,419.14 •Overdraft. G. C. Day Answer* Cora Day. George C. Day, in answering the complaint of Cora Day, who wants a divorce, inti mates that such a course is not necessary, as they have never been married. He admits having lived with her in St. Louis and Min neapolis. Day, who is a saloon-keeper, charges Cora Day with "conduct unbecoming a lady," and cites instances in which she transgressed the conventionalities. Receiver Would Sell Realty. C. T. Thompson, receiver of the Railway Building and Loan Association, has petitioned the court to be allowed to accept several tenders on real estate held by him. He says that the prices bid are not as great as the cost to the association in many cases, but sees no chance for securing any better ones and asks that they be accepted. The aggre gate amount of the bida is $2,760. HAS NOT RESIGNED The Sheriff Says He Has No Inten tion of Quitting. DENIES ANY IRREGULARITIES He Suys He I'uld Over Money us Soon un He louml 'Thus Dili. It was rumored about the streets to-day that as an outcome of the serious charges of maladministration preferred against him. Sheriff Phillip Megaarden had decid ed to resign. Assuming that Mayor Ames was at the bottom of the investi gation of the sheriff's accounts, it was reported that the two officials had come to an understanding, whereby the mayor was to call off the dogs of war. By way of compromise, the mayor was to "let the matter drop" so far as any personal interest was concerned, on condition that | the sheriff would peacefully -withdraw from office. In case the sheriff evinced a j disposition to show fight, the mayor was to prosecute the case relentlessly to the bitter end. If necessary, the federal authorities were to be appealed to. Sheriff Megaarden said thas afternoon that there was not the slightest founda tion for any such rumor. Said he: 1 dou't care to discuss the matter, except to say that there is nothing to it. It is too absurd to merit serious consideration. I feel that I have acted entirely in the line of my duty in this whole affair. The moment I knew that any such condition of affairs ex isted I proceeded to set matters right. There was nothing irregular about my disposition of the money due on delinquent taxes. Wh«n I discovered on investigation that the amount due had not been paid over to the county treasurer it was at once deposited with that official. There has been no misappropriation of money. I have diverted no funds from their proper uae. One of the- county commissioners who has been instrumental in bringing about the investigation said he had heard noth ing about the sheriff's intended resigna tion. "But the fact is," he added, sig nificantly, "that the sheriff is in bad shape." SUPREME CODRT CASES OCT. TERM CALENDAR CAUKD Briggs' Cases Oct. 30—Sodlni's Sun day Liquor Selling Cases Nov. 14—Other Matters. The October term of the supreme court convened yesterday. The calendar was called in the hall of the bouse of representatives, and cases set for trial. The calendar contains 202 cases. The cases against Fred A. Briggs were set for Oct. 30. The case against J. C. Sodinl for selling liquor on Sunday will be argued Nov. 14. Simon Broks, convicted of grand larceny in Hennepin county will have his appeal heard Oct. 17. The appeal in- the case of the state vs. The Northwestern Telephone company of Minneapolis will be argued Nov. 15. The point at issue is the state's right to tax the real estate of telephone companies, in addition to their gross earnings. The perjury charge against Daniel Sca tena will be argued on a demurrer Oct. 24. Nov. 19 is fixed for argument of fhe case of the Minneapolis & St. Louis Railway company vb. A. T. Koerner, former state treasurer. Mr. Koerner dr&w on the com pany for a three per cent tax on the New Ulm and Southwestern, an acquired line, which was only paying two per cent under its charter. The calendar is unusually light and very few cases are of general importance. MIESSEN GIRL'S FI'TURE Judge Harvey Will Determine What Is Best for Her. Margaret Miessen's future was placed in the hands of Judge Harvey of the pro bate court this morning. The girl, who is 11 years of age, has been with the family of A. K. Skaro at Markville, I^ake Minne tonka, for some time, but they have turned her over to the county authorities with the request that she be sent to the state training school or some other place of safety. Mrs. Miessen objects, and very strong ly, contending that the only reason for the course of the Skaros and others in terested in the matter is that they want to deprive the girl of confirmation in the Catholic church. On the other hand, it is claimed that Margaret does not receive proper care at her home and, in fact, is in danger of her life. For that reason she was turned over to the county. Mrs. Mies-sen secured a writ of habeas corpus, but finally her attorney decided to await the action of Judge Harvey in the commitment pro ceedings to send Margaret to the state training school. HE HEARD THE CHIMES Alfred Bordeaux Acquitted on the Charge of Grand Larceny. The Jury which heard the case of Alfred Bordeau charged with grand larceny, re turned a verdict acquitting the prisoner. There was much surprise over the verdict, as Miss Walberg, the complaining witness, positively identifies Bordeaux as her as sailant and his alibi was a peculiar one. He said that he had heard the courthouse chimes until 12 o'clock, but Superintend ent Dwyer of the courthouse testified that the chimes never sounded after 10:30 in the evening. There is a charge of high way robbery against Bordeaux in connec tion with the assault on Miss Walberg and he will be tried again. MRS. R. H. PHILLIPS' DEATH She Was a Pioneer Resident of This State. Mrs. R. H. Phillips, mother of Repre sentative J. W. Phillips, of Minneapolis, died yesterday at her home in North field, Minn., at the age of 71 years. Mrs. Phillips had been ill for about five weeks and for several days her death had been momentarily expected. The funeral and interment will take place at Northfleld Thursday afternoon. Mr. and Mrs. Phillips came to Minnesota from Ohio in 1860 and settled at North field. For a time Mrs. Phillips resided in this city with her son and has a wide ac quaintance here. She was prominent in the work of the Woman's Relief Corps of the G. A. R. Beside her husband, Mrs. Phillips Is survived by three sons, H. L. Phillips, of Jamestown, N. V.; R. tl. Phillips, of Northfleld, and J. W. Phillips, of Minne apolis and two daughters, Mrs. J. R. Por man, wife of J. R. Forman of the city water works office, and Mrs. F. W. Cox, of Chicago. Jl MA LAIRD, the younger daughter of Mr. and Mrs. P. C. Laird of this city, passed peacefully away last Sunday evening in her home on Fifteenth avenue SB. Al though but 15 years of age, she was a girl of exceptional beauty of character and left an impression upon the community euch as Is rarely exerted except by those of maturer years, and tho sense of loss among those who knew her is very keen. In her unassuming way ehe did much for the comfort and happi ness of others. Miss Laird was an active member of the First Congregational church and was especially interested in the work of its Sunday school and Christian Endeavor so ciety. The funeral toook place to-day at 2:30 p. m. from her home. ENROLLED AT DULUTH Steamer Heflelflnger, Third of the Peavey Fleet. Special to The Journal. Duluth, Minn., Oct. 2.—The steamship Heffelfinger, third of the Peavey fleet, was enrolled here to-day and documented from | Duluth. The gross measured tonnage is 4,897 tons and the ship will carry about i 6,000 tons. WEDNESDAY EVENING, OCTOBEE 2, 1901. IS YOUR FAMILY SAFE? Not unless you have sufficient and absolutely safe life insurance. The undersigned will, upon receipt of your age and addrass. send you thfl new policy of the STATE MUTUAL LIFE ASSURANCE COMI'AN t of Worcester, Mass. The state Mutual is lifty-seven years old and has an unsurpassed record. Its new policy contains the following liberal provisions: DlVlDENDS—Dividends are paid annually or quinquenlally as request ed by the applicant, may be used to reduce the amount of the annual premium, or to Increase the amount of the Insurance, and if used to purchase additloual Insurance may be converted Into cash at any time. GRACE—Thirty days grace is allowed for payment of premiums. NON-FORFEITURE—After thirty days, If premiums are not paid, par ticipating "paid-up" insurance is given without action on the part of the assured. Paid-up insurance may be converted into cash any year thereafter. REINSTATEMENT—In case of lapse, policy may be reinstated at any time, provided certificate of good health is furnished. INCONTESTABILITY—AII policies are incontestable after two years. CASH VALUES—AII policies have endorsed upon them the guaranteed cash values specified by the Massachusetts law for every year of the policy after the second. LOANS—The Company will loan, at 5 per cent intrest, amounts up to the full amount of the cash surrender value of the policy. EXTENDED INSURANCE-The Company will extend the policy for its full face amount for a stipulated number of years and days as stated in the policy. C. W. VAN TUYL, GENERAL AGENT, 50&-D Lumber Exchange. SPECIAL AGENTS. AUGUSTUS WARREN, GEO. B. GRAVES, GEO. A. AINSWORTH, ALLEN R. BEACH. JOHN E. CALHOUN. INDIANS IN ARMS They Resent an Attempted Quaran tine by Mille Lacs Farmers. SMALLPOX IS PREVALENT The Health Authorities Are Power lens and Appeal to State Au thorities for Assistance. Sheriff Claggett, of Mille Lacs county, called on the state board of health yes terday to report a serious condition of affairs among the Indians about Mille Lacs lake. Smallpox is prevalent. At least fifteen cases exist now and there have been several deaths. So attempt is made to regulate the disease, and the lo cal health authorities are powerless. There are about 500 Chippewas squatting on the shores of Mille Lacs, on land owned by a syndicate. They conduct themselves like owners of the soil and re sent any interference. The village authorities of Robins tried to keep the Indians from circulating among the farmers, and set a guard over them. The braves turned out in force, armed, and made such a demonstration that the guards went home, leaving the In dians to roam at will. A clash between settlers and Indians is possible at any time. i There is no smallpox yet among the whites but they are in constant fear of it, and invoke the aid of the state authorities. Sheriff Claggett is strongly in favor of removing the squatters to the White Earth reservation. They are now prac tically independent of control. Washington Small Talk. Rural free delivery service has been or dered established at Villard, Pope county Minn., Nov. 1. Postmasters appointed to-day: lowa—Ra thun, Appanoose county, J. M. Adler. North Dakota—Little Heart, -Morton county, Mrs. L. | Armstrong. South Dakota—Maloney, Day' j county, Miss E. Frost. | The first church to be named after Presi dent McKinley was given its name yesterday, jit is the English Lutheran church at YvnKes j barre, Pa., whose corner-stone was laid six i days before the president was shot. HIS TURN NEXT. Ohio State Journal. Kind Gentleman—Why are you crying, my little man? Little Boy—Because my maw is lickin' my little bruther fer sumthin' wot I dun. Kind Gentleman—What a conscientious little gentleman. Little Boy—But my little brother ull tell her it wuz me, an' nen I'll ketch it! Boo hoo! NOW THE LAWYER OWNS IT. Boston Traveler. Silas —How did Ezry Marks come tew lose his farm? Jason—He thought his neighbor's fence "wuz encroachln' on his land, an' the very fust darn lawyer he spoke tew about it thought so, too. OVER THE HILL TO THE POOR HOUSE 1' Over the hill to the poor house I'm trudging my -^^^^,^^3 *. weary way— •"""" I, a woman of seventy, and only a trifle gray — ._ ( v"*"V v i )i I, who am smart an' chipper, for all the years i^^*-. jt As many other women that's only Itlfas old." -^*^u?£ f -sr II o A MAN o fli'*i/ra]«i^ SOLEMN DUTY mWfflL^ To himself and all those dependent upon /^■^^^»3cSii?l§^ "^"^ him to keep in the Bank a sum of ready J^WrgW/^^i^ j»y J? cash to use in cases of emergency. Bi Bfmr vi wS^SSm^^ By depositing each week or month a ffyjjf BSTJB3BwiP^g^<p few dollars in the Hennepin County Say- fflQftmf JBjffilWljßV^fflff^gr: ings Bank you will build the foundation ftWHM Mmamraffiß of easo and plenty for yourself and those f^tmmtfmn m&Ss2Xr< All in all, it is the judgment of careful MMw'uMMi& Wr^?£df% business men that, take a period of ten jjj s#S#lla£fjM $^<23^ years, a deposit In a savings bank will H -^l^jjig beat nearly all speculative investment. A »]sK«R^^^^E wL'^^§S& deposit in the old reliable Hennepin !WM f%^i%^iESi "^^§& County Savings Bank will give you a de- aSl^^^^Kt^Sk *<^ posit, safe, sure and profitable. An in- Wiw/iSßßa@s^Esvl3k stitution established thirty years ago. W^^vß^lffifcTlM Paid np capital in V. S. flff jftj| WtftifflffiSSumML '*<* Snrpla* ---_--____ 25,000 g^jP*P oP^ *^ "~t** Deposits ---------- 2,000,000' ff <ri^|^^pi^. _/^j&P^E^ J. K. UK1.1,, ; President. iw« H> LE2E2 f Cnshier. HENNEPIN COUNTY SAYINGS BANK Money Deposited up to October sth Draws In- A terest at 3 Per Cent from the Ist of October. / RADICAL CURE TRUSSES. COMPETENT FITTING FREE. <!t?3c-«sS2sv-3CS^. In proper fitting lies $v^sr"' ■— "]i i the secret of a sue • -S~-^ J] cessful and health -""^ restoring truss. The. iir^*^"^ right truss, improp «*"^ erly fitted, is unsat isfactory, likewise the poor truss, fitted by an expert. We sell none but the best: trusses, fitted by the skilful hands of Dr. P. Buchstein. ALL FITTING FREE. I Every ruptured person should know the advantage of our special patterns of trusses. They cure where cure is pos sible. Fifteen years' experience. Con sultation and examination without charge. Come and investigate. Lady attendant. First-class obesity belts and elastic stock ings. Moderate prices. F. Bnclstein Co., 6081 st s, Minneapolis TEXAS STANDARD OIL CO. A (iuNhi-r Goaranterd—Chance to Get Stork at ltd Value After Gusher Comes In. Senator Towne's Texas Oil company is capitalized for $2,000,000, and sells its stock ax $1.25, which is 25 per cent above par. The Texas Standard Oil company is capitalized for $1,000,000. and sells its stock for one-fourth par—2s cents a share. Senator Towne predicts that his com- • pany will pay 20 per cent dividends the first year, and we think it will. On this basis of capitalization our stock should pay eight times as much, or 160 per cent on the par value of the stock, which is $1.60 for each investment of 25 cents, and we think this will also be realized. Our well is less than 100 feet from Mr. Towne's well. His company has a, gusher; our company will have one cer tainly by Oct. 10. If we do not get a gusher of a capacity of at least 40,000 barrels of oil per day, purchasers of stock do not have to ac cept stock, nor pay for it till we get the gusher. We are prepared now to offer you stock which you need not pay for till we get the gusher. We challenge comparison with all other Texas oil companies in officials, prop -1 erty owned, management, prices of stock and terms of sale. We have only 30,000 shares left to sell at 25 cents before the gusher comes in. After that prices will be raised. Call on us before it is too late. Telephones: Twin City, 1497; Northwestern Main 1305 Jl. Lawrence & Little, 208 Bank of Com merce Building, Minneapolis, agent* for Texas Standard Oil Co. TOO LATE TO CLASSIFY A PIMPLY, SHINY, OILY, BLOTCHED face results from neglect Satin-Skin Cream is the curative remedy. 26c. WANTED—FIFTY GIRLS EXPERIENCED in parking cereal food. The Great Western Cereal Co., Ist st and 7th ay S. INFERIOR CHICAGO GOODS. Dairy Commissioner McConnell is investi gating the quality of goods snipped into southern Minnesota by Chicago supply hous es. Many complaints have been received that an inferior quality of provisions is being ped dled through the towns by agents from Cbi cago, and local merchants are aroused.