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i. C. liuUtiiuß Permit* — Reports of
building permits issued last week la the
twin Okies, as given to-day In the Improve
ment Bulletin, are as follows: St. Paul,
|1C,:63. Minneapolis. $84,700.
Gor. IMllahury Gaining—The condi
tion of Former Governor J. S. PUlsbury, who
is confined to his home by illness, was re
ported Saturday to be much improved. His
physicians say that he will be entirely reco
"ered within a few days. i»j
Life ln«. Aet'iiis Incorporate—Sam
uel Johnston & Co., of Minneapolis, have in
corporated as life insurance agents, with
$25,000 capital. The incorporators are: Sam
uel Johnston, 11. V. Pearlman, Charles J.
Tryon and William J. Matthews, all of Min
W. 11. Ununuoil)- Hurt—W. H. Dun
wcody of the Washburn-Crosby Milling com
pany was Injured last evening by falling Into
an excavation near his summer home at Mln
netonka. He dislocated his should**- and will
be confined to his residence for several days.
Lieut. Carleton to Be Assigned—
Lieutenant W. A. Carleton, U. S. A., recently
commissioned as first lieutenant in the regu
lar army, has been directed to report to the
commanding officer at Fort Snelllng lor tem
porary duty. He will eventually be assigned
to service in the Philippines.
Rev. P. W. Sneed's Bereavement—
Rev. Frank W. Sneed, one time pastor of tho
First Presbyterian church In Minneapolis,
lias Just suffered a double bereavement by the
death of his father and mother within a
short lime of each other. -The family home
la at iiedalia. Mo. Mr. Sneed Is now pastor
of the Compton Avenue' Presbyterian chorea
hi St. Louis. ' ,
New Milwaukee Frultnouse — The
Milwaukee road this morning took cut a per
mit In the building inspector's office for th
erection of a one-6tory brick fruit ware
house. This stirage plant will be built on
the company's property at Second street ana
Third avenue S, near the depot, and will cost
$10.WOO. It will be fitted with a refrigerating
plant and will be used solely for the storage
of fruits, received at the station for ship
ment for the Minneapolis trade. ; -
Ca»h May Die—William Cash, who was
struck by a falling bolt while at work oil
repairs on the Milwaukee short.line bridge,
yesterday, id in a critical condition at St.
Barnabas hospital. His skull was fractured,
mid during the night and forenoon to-day he
did not regain consciousness. Later in the
day he revived slightly, but it is Impossible
for the physicians to say whether or not he
will recover. Cash is a married man. His
family lives In St. Paul.
An Assignment Made— The St. ' Paul
End Kansas City Grain company, practically
a branch or the J. Q. Adams company, has
made an ussigument to. Fred V. Van Dusen ,
and P. B. Smith. The company is capital- ;
ized at $150,000; and the extent of its liabili
ties is not known. -The failure is said to
have been due to unfortunate speculation at
the time of the last corn raid engineered by
Phillips, of Chicago. With the J. Q. Adams
company, an affiliated concern, the St. Paul
and Kansas City company owns or controls
seventy country elevators.
IIBV.-A. BERG died of cancer of the
stomach at the Norwegian Deaconess hospital
In this city last Thursday, aged 41 years.
Mr. Berg was graduated from Augsburg
seminary end served as pastor of the Luth- |
eran church. He was formerly pastor of
Kongsberg Norwegian church, Fergus Falls.
He leaves a wife and son. The remains were -
taken to Trondhjem, Minn., for interment.
\\. H. SHIPM.W— Word has been re
ceived that \V. H. Shipman died Sept. 9, at
W'auwatosa, Wis., nged 73. He was formerly
In the tnsiranee business in Minneapolis in
the firm of McFtrland & Shipman. He was
buried at his old home, lowa City, lowa.
Muiuni Will Kai»e Money to Pay for
the Temple.
The several bodies of the Masonic or- ■
der occupying the Masonic Temple have
begun arrangements for a large fair to be
held Dec. 2 to 7, to obtain funds to pay
the balance due on the purchase of the
remainder of the capital stock of the
Temple association, which was bought in
by them recently, amounting to sever
al thousand dollars.
The members are very enthusiastic in
the work which such an undertaking in
volves and will leave nothing undone for
the success of the fair, which means that
the Temple will become the property of
the Masonic bodies now occupying, it.
The details of the projected Masonic
fair cannot toe given at this early day,
but It is evident even now that it ■will
take on more than a local character, as
interest in its success is manifested by
many mecnbers of tbe order throughout
the state. It will be held in the Masonic
Temple and all of. the immense space in
the building devoted to Masonic use will
be utilized for displays and entertain
The executive committee have already
opened negotiations for some of the suc
cessful minor attractions at the Pan-
Americ&n exposition at Buffalo. Every
thing in connection with it will be on a
broad and liberal scale commensurate
with an undertaking of such magnitude
and the dignity of the order.
The admission fee will be small, as it is
expected that the success of the affair
will be furthered by a large attendance.
Bat Thirteen Blocka of Paving Re-
in 11 in to Be Completed.
But thirteen blocks of paving remain
to be completed before winter sets in.
The assistant city engineer estimates that
It wil ltake about three weeks to finish
this work. The outside work of the water
department is also in good shape for the
approach of winter 1.
All of the paving to be done this year
is well under way. One side of Wash
ington avenue between Twelfth and Fif
teenth avenues S, has been finished and
work has commenced on the other, the
foundation of a part of it having al
ready been laid. There are strips on
Washington avenue N, from Third to
Fifth, from Twenty-second to Twenty
•ixth and from Thirty-second to Thirty
fourth streets. One half of the work on
the strip from Third to the bridge at
Fourth, which is of brick, is finished.
From the bridge to Fifth street the pave
ment will be of standstone. From Twen
ty-second to Twenty-fourth streets sand
stone is being laid, and one-half of this
Work Is completed. From Twenty-fourth
to Twenty-sixth streets slate macadam is
being used, and this work, too, is well
tinder way. The laying of macadam from
Thirty-second to Thirty-fourth on Wash
ington avenue N Is also nearly done. An
•lley leading from Fourth to Fifth ave
une N and from Third to Fourth street
■will be done by the city at the expense
of property owners.
Before the end of next week the work of
cleaning and repairing the reservoir will
be completed. This will' practically end
the outside work of the water department
for the year.
Raids on the North Side and on JLln-
den Avenue.
At 3 o'clock Friday morning bur
glars entered the home of Hartley Mc-
Quire, 2523 Dupont avenue N, through the
cellar and carried away two ladies'
watches and a diamond ring, altogether
worth about $150.
Last night the residence of H. L. Day,
155 Linden avenue, was broken into by
burglars. Mrs. Day heard the prowlers
and awakened her husband, who saw one
of the burglars standing at the foot of his
bed. Seeing that he was detected, the
visitor made his escape before Mr. Day
could bound out of bed. He had evident
ly, Just commenced his operations, and all
that he secured was some loose change
and an interchangeable mileage book from
the pocketa of Mr. Day's clothing, which
was lying near the bed.
Superintendents of all state Institutions un
, fler the board of : control will hold ; a two
days' session .at St. Paul Oct. 31 and Nov. 1.
• The first day will be a conference,, at which
I Mrs. { Mary: B. James, of Minneapolis, . will
read a paper on "Diet." : The second day the
officials will - look' over samples of supplies
for th» ensuing quarter. ' , .
Final Disposition Made of the T.
M. Roberts Stock.
S. I- liiK-ritiu and J. R. Mann,*- Repre
senting Creditors Finally Paid
063 i Per Cent of Inventory.
The stock of T. M. Roberts, bankrupt,
was sold by Referee Orlando C. Merriman
in bankruptcy court to S. L. Ingram and
John R. Mann for 60% ncr cent of the in
ventory value at close of business Satur
day. The purchasers, who represent a
committee of creditors, have not decided
as to the disposition of the stock.
It is estimated by A. H. Gleasbn, of New
York, who represents the buyers, that
$1,400 extra was netted for the creditors
by the action of the referee in allowing
oral bids to be made after the closed
bids were opened. No excitement attend
ed the meeting which was held in the big
court room, until Sam Marx, for the firm
of Charles Jacobs & Co., raised the sealed
bid of Ingram & Mann, of 66 per cent of
the appraised value, to per cent. From
that time the bidding was active, the
raises being made alternately by eighths
until Messrs. Ingram & Mann bid 66%.
Mr. Dornbusch, representing Jacobs & Co.,
requested the court to allow time for con
sideration and the forces of the New York
firm withdrew for consideration. After a
lapse of nearly half an hour, Mr. Dorn
busch announced that his firm withdrew
and the referee declared the proposal of
66% accepted.
Although Clerk Robert C. Mabey had
prepared for 100 bidders this morning,
only seven filed sealed proposals. How
ever, the court room was filled with in
terested spectators am} representatives of
different creditors.
The sealed bids were both for the stock
in bulk and for the stock in parcels.
Some of the firms presented two or more
sets of bids. They were as follows:
S. L. Ingram and John R. Mann, 66 per
cent on the stock in bulk; Charles Jacobs &
Co., New York, 33 9-16 per cent on the stock
in bulk; S. B. Wilbert, Chicago, 45 per cent
on hardware: Jacobs & Co., 57*2 per cent on
dry goods; Nathun & Frank, Chicago, 50 per
cent on dry goods; S. B. Wilber, 45 per cent
on sporting goods; I. Springer, Chicago, 40
per cent on clothing; Jacobs & Co., 57 l, 2 per
cent on clothing; J. W. Lowe & Co., Minne
apolis, 36 per cent on boots and shoes; I.
Springer, 50 per cent on shoes; Charles Ja
cobs & Co., 63 per cent on shoes; E. C. Bates
& Co., Minneapolis, 62^3 per cent on boots and
shoes; S. B. Wilber, 45 per cent on wooden
It was seen at once that the parcel bid
ders had no show and that the fight, if
any, would settle down between the bulk
bidders. S, L. Ingram of Omaha, is the
western representative of the Union Sell
ing company of New York, successors to
the cordage trust and the firm which sells
the products of the Standard Rope and
Twine company. John R. Mann is sec
retary and treasurer of the Bradley Cord
age company of Dayton, Ohio. These two
men represent creditors to the sum of
about $75,000. Recently a meeting was
held by certain creditors in Chicago, and
these men are really a committee repre
senting them and they were prepared to
cover any bid which might be made.
Charles Jacobs & Co., the only other firm
bidding on the stock in bulk, is a large
concern of auctioneers and appraisers,
who were represented by Herman Dorn
busch and Sam Marx.
. Mr. Gleason of the legal firm of Hastings
& Gleason of New York city, is counsel
for the Union Selling company, and has
been acting as counsel for the commit
tee of creditors.
The bid's in bulk were accompanied by
$3,000 checks, and were based on the ap
praisal taken July 22 by E. A. Kempe,
C. W. Knight and J. A. Fillmore placing
the total at $291,540.03. The exact amount
which the sale brought will not be known
until the inventory is taken which will
show the stock on hand to-night. The
buyers will pay 66% per cent of that
Receivers' Work Approved.
The representatives of creditors in court
Saturday were unanimous in expressing
approval of the course of the receivers
of T. M. Roberts, C. M. Way and Frank
M. Shaw, and their position of undoubted
fairness toward all bidders.
Board of Control Extends Olive
Branch to Normal Board.
Received as Normal llourd •Member*
Were Planning Resistance—
. IJuluth Normal to Open. ■
The dove of peace once more hovem
over normal school board affairs. The
state normal school 1 board met in St. Paul
Saturday, prepared to start legal proceed
ings to assert their independence. The
conference committee had a report pre
pared, stating that no agreement could
be reached.
Just before the noon recess, and before
the all important question had been
reached, a messenger arrived from the
board of control, bearing a. letter from
President Leavitt. Mr. Leavitt explained
the position of the board of control mem
bers and said they were anxious to reach
an adjustment of differences, if any real
differences existed. The board had no
Intention of closing negotiations, or of
being arbitrary.
In view of this letter, prospects for a
settlement are again bright, and the nor
mal board did not take the radical step
contemplated. It was decided to continue
negotiations through the committee.
Dulath Normal to Open.
The Duluth normal school will open
the first Tuesday in January, Professor
\V. T. Phelps, resident director, reported
this morning that the building will not
be ready by Nov. 1, the time formerly
set, owing chiefly to the delay in getting
sewer and water connections. It had been
practically decided to defer the opening
of the school until next year, but the
question arose how to employ President'
Bohannon. He has been engaged at a
salary of $2,000 a year, on contract. The
question arose how ho should be em
ployed. Professor Phelps wanted him
used as a "missionary" to work up an in
terest in normal school work, preparatory
to the opening next year. This did not
meet with favor. It was proposed to use
him at the other schools, but the resi
dent directors refused to agree to this,
aa his salary would be charged up to the
various schools. Mr. Bohannon said that
the board of control was not disposed to
pay his salary before the school opens.
The board then decided to open this ]
year, in order not to lose Mr. Bohannon's <
services while paying him a salary. The
date was fixed by resolution, and will be
Jan. 7.
The appropriation for this year's run
ning expenses is $10,000, which, from Jan
uary to June, will be sufficient for the
small corps of teachers needed. There
will be about $5,000 available for teachers,
aside from the principal.
St. Petersburg, ■ Oct. 7.—lt ,is reported her«
that the ' Baku , petroleum producers ' are. or
ganizing .an {export syndicate with [ a .capital
of ten million:; roubles, '■ to' operate after ■ the
first of next • year. ""[:'.
Subscriptions Received up to Noon
Amount to $3,000.
The Fairmont Sentinel-Opens a Sub-
, - t
scription List and Receives . ■
.Many Donations. ...
The Sewell fund now exceeds $3,000.
Subscriptions received atTheJournal
up to 2 o'clock Saturday brought the
total up to $3,120.50, and this does not in
clude several subscriptions which are
known to have been collected arid which
will be turned In later. Money is coming
in from points all over the northwest, and,
the country press continues to refer to
Sewell in terms of the highest respect,
both in the news and editorial columns.
At Fairmont a collection has been raised
through the efforts of the Fairmont Sen
tinel, which now amounts to $16, and
which is being augmented dally. The S.
E. Olson oyster supper netted $51.25 for
the fund. Next Wednesday evening the
Minneapolis Amateur Press Club will give
a dance at Holcomb's academy, the pro
ceeds from which will go to Mrs. Sewell.
At that time Morris J. Cohen, secretary
of thfe United Amateur Press association,
will deliver an address on amateur jour
In speaking of Sewell the Fairmont Sen
tinel says:
Not long ago a little child fell into the
river where the -water was deep and the cur
rent swift. With no thought of self or of
danger, and with a spirit of heroism rarely
excelled on the battlefield, Dennis Sewell
plunged into the raging torrent to rescue the
drowning. The child, crazed and desperate
as is usual in such cases, was unmanageable,
and the two went down together in a watery
Mr. Sewell leaves a wife and three small
children in poor circumstances. It is a case
that will attract'the sympathy of the stoniest
hearted. The Minneapolis Journal and Times
have undertaken to raise a purse for the
widow and orphans. It ought not to be diffi
cult to get at least $5,000 for such a worthy
In addition to his own family, Dennis
Sewell was the sole support of two or
phaned nieces, a fact which the Sentinel
neglects to mention.
The following subscriptions were re
ceived at The Journal office to
Minneapolis Market Gardeners' Asso
ciation (91 contributions) $52.00
Scanlon-Gipson Lumber company 50.00
New London Milling company, Will
mar, Minn 5.00
Helen A. Garrigues 3.00
T. r. W 2.80
jW. B. Mitchell 1.00
|M. V. Gibbons 1.00
■Mrs. Camille Hirsch 1.00
C. L. Johnson I.OU
Nelson Brothers 1.00
1. P. Jones 1.00
!W. B. Jones 1.00
[Lewis Nyholm '. 1.00
J. H.. Wakeman 1.00
H. P. Wallace I.«W
James Houghton 1.00
|H. C. Brown 1.00
Al J. Lunt 1.00
B. L. Kiugsley 1.00
A. Nelson 1.00
W. P. Tinkham 1.00
M. A. Crahan 1.00
T. D. Armstrong 1.00
Aug. Anderson 1.00
F. H. Irish 1.00
Mrs. E. R. Bend 1.00
H. A. Mason ..' .o0
Durham .50
IT. S 50
Sandhoff 50
Previously reported (received by The
Journal) 718.10
Previously reported (other sources)... 1,369.40
Previously reported (Chamber of Com
merce) 900.00
Total previously reported 2,985.50
Received by The Journal to-day .... 185.00
Total $3,120.50
Rev. Dr. Mitchell Returns From the
M. £. Ecumenical Council.
To-morrow the Doctor Will Preach
His Last Sermon at Henue
pln M. £}. Church.
Rev. Dr. Charles B. Mitchell, pastor of
the Hennepin Avenue M. E. church, re
turned Saturday from his trip to
England, where he went as a delegate to
the third Ecumenical conference of the
church, which was held in London last
month. Dr. Mitchell said:
"There were 500 delegates at the con
ference, 300 from the western hemisphere
and 200 from the eastern hemisphere.
This 'body is not a legislative body but
a conference held every ten years to
discuss matters connected with the gen
eral cause of Methodism.
"The conference developed the fact that
there is a general movement toward the
union of the various Methodist families
throughout the world. Our differences
are not of doctrine, but of church gov
ernment. Since the conference of ten years
ago all Methodisms in Canada and Aus
tralia have been united.
"An Important point made was that
there is no dissent from the belief that
the effects of higher criticism were a help
rather than a detriment to the cause of
the Bible. There was no decrying the
effort now being made to get at the last
truth in the scripture.
"Much was done toward helping the
English Methodists in forming a correct
conscience on the temperance question.
On that question the English are not as
far advanced as we. Their belief in the
absolute Individual freedom is strong.
Our delegates showed much aversion for
that bellet and the English practice.
•'No alarm was felt as to the decrease of
spiritual vitality^ in the church. It was
shown that there was an increase in that
Dr. Mitchell preaches his last sermon
here to-morrow. He has been trans
ferred to the East Ohio conference.
M. & St. ih Directors Never Thought
of Selling; to Illinois Central.
The eastern directors of the Minneapo
lis & St. Louis left for the east yesterday
after an inspection of the system. The
directors Interested in the lowa Central
also made a tour of that road.
Notwithstanding reports of the contem
plated' sale of these properties to the
Illinois Central, there have never been
any negotiations to that end whatever.
Said a director:
"You can say that the owners of these
roads not only do not contemplate the sale,
of the properties to the Illinois Central,
but they never have even considered such
a move."
A. X. Oslaa, MUa Harriet M. Cox and
Miaa C. E. Jennlton ( huitn.
The Minneapolis Teachers' association
this morning elected three members of the
board of trustees of the teachers' retire
ment fund. The new trustees are: A. N.
Ozlas, principal of the South Side high
school, who will hold office for a term
of three years; Miss Harriet M. Cox of the
South Sido school, who will serve two
years, and Miss C. E. Jennlson, principal
of the Logan school, one year.
Miss Roberts called attention to Mr.
Chapman's lecture at the Central high
school tbia •rea.ing.
It's the Property of John Lindholm at Crystal
Lake—l,6so Feet Long by 10 Feet Wide.
In France the farmsteads are long and
narrow, so extremely long and narrow that
they have become famous all over the
world. They are mere ribbons of land.
Remarkable as the French farms are In
this respect, there Is probably not one
in the whole republic which could compare
with John Lindholm's farm In Crystal
Lake, Hennepin county. If the French
farms are ribbons, the Lindholm estate
is a string—a thread.
It is 1,650 feet long and less than ten
feet wide.
To get an idea of the extent of this odd
real estate holding, go out In the resi
dence districts, take a position on some
corner and look up the stone sidewalk for
a distance of five blocks. The sidewalk
will be about the area of the Lindholm
The French farms have grown so nar
row from old age. When a landholder
Famous "Billy" Pinkerton Talks of
"Bank Sneaks."
Great System of the Bankers' Asso
ciation—Crooks "I.eury" of
Banks in tbe Combine.
The current issue of the Commercial
West contains an Interview with W.
A. Pinkerton, the famous Chicago detec
tive, on "bank sneaks." He says there
have been no bank robberies, forgeries or
swindles on a large scale since the opera
tions of the Becker-Creagan gang, -which,
by a raised, draft, got $20,000 from a San
Francisco bank in 1895. Every member
of this gang was caught and convicted. He
regards Becker as the most expert forger
and check-raiser of modern times.
Said Mr. Pinkerton:
Banks have nothing to.fear from this class
of criminals if they use sufficient precautions.
Our agency has been looking after banks of
the American Bankers' association for the last
seven years. In that time the association has
increased from 1,500 members to 5,500.
There is scarcely a man with a criminal
record at work In the banks of the associa
tion to-day, but there were many six years
ago. Our first work was to clean them out
and now it is to keep them out. Forgers,
sneak thieves and burglars pass by the banks
that have the sign of the association on their
counters. Shortly after we took up the work
for the association, a well known bank sneak
sent word to me that several banks in east
ern towns, which were members of tbe asso
ciation, were careless with their money dur
ing banking hours.
"We don't have anything to do with your
banks," he said, "'but some other fellow
will and you'll lay it to us."
I went down that way and took a look
at the banks, and in one of them it looked
like a gift of $75,(J0G. Any sneak could easily
have got that much, so careless were the
bunks. 1 at once reported the matter to the
proper officer of the association, and he ad
vised the bankers t« use greater precautions.
Mr. Pinkerton c&ed a recent instance
in St. Paul, where a bank had lost $540.
He took a census of every man in the town
who was likely to have done such a job,
and fastened his suspicions on a certain
crook. He told a relative of the crook,
who was also in St. Paul, that the fellow
had turned the trick.
"If he did, Mr. Pinkerton," said the
relative, "he didn't know it was one of
your banks."
"That don't make any difference," was
the reply; "the best thing he can do is
to send that money back to the bank."
In a few days Mr. Pinkerton received
$540 in an envelope. He refused to ac
cept it, and insisted that it be sent to the
bank, which acknowledged receipt of it
the day following.
The use of high explosives, said the de
tective, was the cause of much injury to
the small bank, but most bank burglaries
in recent years had been the work of in
experienced operators. Criminals under
stand that a small bank will not spend
$3,000 on the chance of recovering $2,000,
but they do know that the bank associa
tion will spend whatever amount is neces
sary to run down the criminals.
She Reaches Chicago Just In Time
to Straighten Oat a Heart
Special to The Journal.
Chicago, Oct. 7.—Cupid played a prank
on a young woman who received two pro
posals of marriage, and who had to come
to Chicago from Kansas City in order to
straighten out the muddle. Yesterday the
postal officials received a telegram ask
ing them to stop two letters that had been
mailed to Chicago men. The names were
given and the letters found. The woman
from Kansas City had sent word that she
would come to Chicago to explain. To
day she arrived and expressed great joy
when the letters were shown to her. She
identified them properly, so that there
was no hesitation in turning them over to
Then she told her reason for displaying
so much anxiety. She had received two
proposals of marriage, she said, from old
friends In Chicago. Her heart had al
ready been won by one o fthe men, so
that she was not in doubt as to the
answer to be made. The other suitor had
to take a negative reply. Both letters
were written and mailed without delay.
It was only after they were on their way
to the addresses that the writer was dis
turbed with the thought that the letters
had been exchanged. She was not cer
tain, so she telegraphed to the Chicago
office. Her examination of the letters to
day proved her suspicions to be correct.
The woman blushed as she tore open the
letters in the presence of the superin
tendent. "I'll try again and will be more
careful next time," she said.
la the liong-Comlng Event Positively
•'•. ■'■"" •,'.'■''-, ",/ Coming; f^'v; ■ -
Barcelona, Oct. 7.^-ReportS; received
from I Cape j Cerbera say advices • received
there from various points. along the fron
tier show - that .the Carlist preparations
are nearly completed. >• They .have ac
cumulated through smugglers 20,000 rifles
and -■ uniforms '■ have ; been „ made .at. Per
plgnan, Prance, and brought t Into Spain
at different places. * - Large j supplies of
; ammunition have been .• obtained from
Cuba and the Philippine islands. The
rising is expected to commence at Berga
and at 'other points in the mountains
forming the Carlist center. - Booklets con
taining instructions in guerilla "warfare
are j being distributed | and • men are being
recruited from the refugees 7: and malcon
tents I about the : frontier. .An 'important
meeting will „be held j Oct. ' 10, when ". two
I Carlist generals are expected to attend
[ with instructions ■■ from Don . Carlos, ' -
dies his farm Is divided equally among the
children in parallel strips. It is apparent
that the "'steenth" generation will have
some remarkable plantations.
This is not the way that the Lindholm
place was evolved. In the county sur
veyor's office it Is explained that Lind
holm formerly owned quite a tract of land
in that part of the county. He began to
sell off by metes and bounds, beginning at
one corner. Afterward he used the op
posite corner as a starting point. When he
sold his last piece he thought he was dis
posing of all his land, but the quarter
section, or whatever he had, was over
size, and unbeknown to him he still re
tained' title to a long thread of land.
What he will do with it no one can
suggest. He could run a plow, but not
without trespassing on the land of his
neighbors to which there might be some
Years In the "Pen" and Days in the
County Jail Given to
Saturday was doomsday in the criminal
branch of the district court. Twelve
prisoners who stood convicted of various
crimes, were arraigned before Judge Har
rison for sentence.
Stanley Hubley, a fine-appearing young
man wearing gold-rimmed spectacles.who
■was convicted of embezzling while acting
as the agent for tl»e Oyer Grocery com
pany, was sentenced to ninety days in
the county Jail. He had been in jail sev
eral months, and the light sentence was
due to his previous good character 1.
Herbert Robinson.a brightboy of 16, who
pleaded guilty to stealing a seal skin coat
and some money from the Papterium, was
Bentenced to the reformatory.
James Fryer, convicted of robbery in
the first degre was sentenced to five years
In the penitentiary. He held up and
robbed a man, August Koehler, whom he
also beat and choked.
George Ludwig pleaded guilty to the
larceny of a gold watch from the West
hotel, the property of Daniel Sullivan, &nd
he was given ninety days in the county
Edward Rinker, convicted of stealing
brass dies and other articles from the
J. R. Clark company, was sentenced to
the reformatory at St. Cloud.
John Anderson, who broke into the
residence of Arthur Cripo, on Lyndale
avenue, was given five years in the peni
tentiary at hard labor.
William Vine, convicted of passing
forged checks on the Nicollet Clothing
company and other business firms, was
sentenced to seven years and six months
in state's prison.
Henry Mattson, convicted of stealing a
watch and other articles of value, from
the room of August Rirvini, was sen
tenced to five years in the penitentiary.
John Fritz, convicted of breaking into
the dwelling of Fred Nosiman, on LyA'ale
avenue N T, was sentenced to five year's in
the penitentiary.
Frank B. Nichols, convicted of receiving
thirteen pairs of pants and a quantity of
other stolen property, was sentenced to
four years and six months in the peni
The case of the state against William
Boms, who was indicted on the charge of
abandoning his wife was dismissed; a
nolle having been entered.
Judge McGee Talks of Cases Placed
on the Calendar.-
Attorneys who are suspected of "fixing"
cases after they have been placed on the
calender, without the consent of the court,
will not find much favor with Judge Mc-
Gee who expressed himself in an emphatic
manner Saturday morning.
The case was the suit of May Haskell
for divorce from Max Haskell. During
the trial S. R. Childs, attorney for the de
fendant, accused Thomas Brill, attorney
for Mrs. Haskell of sending notice to
Haskell that Judge McGee was going to
cite him for contempt of court in not pay
ing alimony and $75 attorney's fees.
Whereat Mr. Brill waxed wroth and in
formed the court that it was an infamous
falsehood, whereupon Judge McGee said
that it was a serious matter, and that it
looked as though the case had been fixed
up by ararngement between the attorneys
of the parties. It is estimated that after
an understanding between the parties'
Haskell got, under cover so as to escape
the payment of alimony. The case went
over for a week and leave was given the
attorneys to file explanatory affidavits.
He Will Get $1,800 Instead of the
?2,400 Demanded.
The last scene In- the protracted litiga
tion over the estate of the late Captain
Tom Nelson of the police force, was en
acted yesterday, when a settlement was j
effected between Sam Williamson, heir to '
$40,000 left by the deceased", and George ;
B. Leonard, his attorney. The will of
Nelson, which left the entire estate to
Williamson, his nephew, was contested by
other relatives. After Attorney Leonard
won out, however, Williamson refused to
pay the fee charged. The case was to
have come on for trial yesterday, but an
understanding was reached by which
Leonard is to receive $1,800. He at first
asked $2,400. v. ; ■_„...
A Roberts Case Order.
In the case of the petition of Ostby & Bar
ton company for the return of goods sold to
T. M. Roberts, bankrupt, before the petition
ill bankruptcy was filed, and delivered after
ward, it was ordered to-day in federal court
that a complaint be framed, an answer and
a reply. The petitioners are to have five
days in which to file complaint and the re
ceivers three days in which to answer and
the petitioners two days in which to reply.
The issues will then be tried before Relwee
O. C. Merriman.
Attorney Not a Partner.
In the case of Anton Schmidt against the
Great Northern railway, the supreme oourt
yesterday handed down a ruling tutt au at
torney taking a case on a contingen fee is in
no sense in partnership with hie client.
Bcbmidt had filed an affidavit of poverty in
the district court, seeking to get oat of the
payment of costs, and the railroad company
conlend«d that his attorney waa a partner,
having taken tie case on a contingent fee,
and that he was able to pay the costs.
Thoi. Treet, Jr., Adopted.
Judge Elliott this morning heard argu
ments of counsel on the petition of Win.
Hudson arid wife for the adoption of 1-year
old Thomas Treet, Jr., for the possession of
which infant there has been a spirited con
test. The mother of the child died a short
time ago, since when the little one has been
cared for by Mrs. James Turner, its grand
mother, who was desirous of having him
sent to the state school. The petition to adopt
was granted, the father of the child consent
ing to the proceedings.
Kunti Got Twlated.
During the progress of the Day divorce case
yesterday, which has been on trial before
Judge Pond nearly all week, and which has
been uroliflo In exciting incidents, a witness
named Peter Kuntz who appeared for the
plaintiff intimated that Judge Canty, the at
torney for Day, had attempted to bribe him.
Judge Canty characterized the statement as
preposterous, and it was brought out that
he had offered to pay Kuntz for work rendered
in looking up witnesses.
Two Sue (or Divorce.
■ Ana; S. Soirmerrllle and Andrew P. Dana
have > begun actions Ito .; annul I their marriage
contracts, alleging that their former partners
have taken th«ni«l¥e» hence," new to ra
White Earth Indians Must Be Vac
cinated to Draw Payments.
Indian Ak.mil Michelet Ha* Been lo
\ e»l iuutiiiK and Expects
No Trouble.
Simon Michelet, Indian agent for the
Chippewas on the White Earth reserva
tion, was in Minneapolis. Mr.
Michelet is in authority over the Indians
about Mille Lacs, where the smallpox Is
raging, and has recently been there. His
investigation showed that the fears of an
outbreak are groundless. Said Mr.
There are about 200 Indians in quarantine
on the shore of Mille Lacs. Dr. L. A. Parkin
son, the government physician at White
Earth, is on the ground seeing to it per
sonally that the quarantine is enforced, and
Indian police from White Earth are as
sisting him.
Quarantine Is strict on all the camps where
smallpox has existed, and if it should de
velop anywhere else the quarantine will be
extended. AH in those camps who do not
have the disease have been vaccinated and
they promised me that they would observe
quarantine if furnished with provisions. The
government has given me that authority, »nd
1 will burn all their blankets when the quar
antine is lifted and furnish them with new
The scare does not amount to anything. One
or two young bucks went across the line past
the guards, but they went back again, and
are quiet now.
Some of the Mille Lacs Indians still claim
rights on the land, and the government is
trying to make a deal with them to move to
their allotments on White" Earth. A number
of them were moved by the old Chlppewa
commission, but they were dissatisfied and
went back.
There Is no smallpox at White Earth, ami
has not been any this year. All the Indians
are being vaccinated, and they will not get
their fall payment unless they have sub
mitted to vaccination.
Mr. Michelet will return to White Earth
this evening.
State Officers Xot A'et Selected by
District Federation.
The Minneapolis district federation held
a meeting yesterday afternoon at the
residence of' Mrs. H. F. Brown. The ar
rangements for the annual state conven
tion at Owatonna were fully discussed,
but decisive action was taken in but few
matters. The meeting was presided over
by Mrs. H. A. Tuttle and those present
were the delegates elected to the Owaton
na convention.
Candidates for the state offices to be
filled this year were discussed. It was
stated that neither Mrs. Lydia Phillips
Williams, now the president, nor Mrs. W.
B. Mitchell and Mrs. G. O. Welch, who
have been mentioned prominently for the
position, would accept it. Mrs. H. A.
Tomlinson of St. Peter was the first choice
of the delegates present and Mrs. George
Squires of St. Paul was favorably men
tioned, but as it was not known whether
either would accept, no one was formally
indorsed. For the recording secretary,
Mrs. Buchanan of Minneapolis, the present
incumbent, was enthusiastically Indorsed
for re-election. No choice was made for
district vice president, as this and other
matters will be settled in a delegation
meeting to be held in Owatonna soon after
the arrival of the women.
It was voted to extend an invitation for
the midwinter social meeting of the state
The changes proposed in the constitution
and by-laws by the revision committee
were read and commented upon. The chief
discussion was upon the question of mixed
clubs. This seemed to have general ap
proval on the whole, but most of the wo
men seemed unwilling to see the
innovation tried of opening the
way for them as delegates and
the dropping of "women" from the
name and actual control of the organiza
tion. Men seemed to be feared as a dis
turbing element, if they actually under
took a real part in the federation. The
question of a large or 1 small executive
committee also received some consider
ation and there was opposition to any at
tempt to cut down the number of those en
titled to participate in the conferences.
At the opening meeting of the Travelers
yesterday a program of unusual merit and
interest was presented that was very
timely In view of the approaching meeting
of the state federation, in which it is quite
certain that the color question will come
up for discussion. The program led up
to a consideration of this very point.
Mrs. Q. W. Beach gave a careful study of
the reconstruction period, in which the
difference in attitude at the close of .he
civil war between the soldiders who had
learned to respect each other on the field
of battle and those at home who had be
come imbued with bitterness, was brought
out clearly. The latter attitude was that
chiefly reflected in congress. She con
trasted the reconstruction plane of Lin
coln and Johnson and traced the workings
out of the Johnson plan as modified by
congress. The results in the return of
the states, carpet-bag government,
civil dis abilities of southern white
men, and the predominance of
the negro in politics were shown
and the intolerable "condition which
grew out of this policy and brought about
the Ku Klux regime and still bears fruit
in lawlessness. She traced the steps by
which the white man has reasserted his
political power, in the south, sometimes by
means dictated by desperate conditions.
Mrs. Richard Paul In describing 'The
New South" contrasted the old plantation
system which was the outgrowth of slav
ery with the present industrial condition
in which the south Is rapidly becoming a
manufacturing section, using its raw ma
terials at home. She gave an outline of
the scope and Importance of the iron, cot
ton and lumbering interests and the re
markable development of market garden
ing and fruit raising.
The culminating topic was by Mrs. J. S.
Kearney on "The Present Status of the
Colored Race." She pointed out that when
slavery was abolished that the race was
industrially killed and wel cared for, be
caused It was to the white man's inter
ests' that this should be so. All of this
mechanical skill has been lost, either be
cause the younger generation would not
learn or the older skilled workers had
no power of teaching. Now, 80 per cent
of the race are agriculturists without
knowledge of their business, living chiefly
on rented lands. Ther is no prejudice
against a negro laborer in,the south, but
either he does not know how to work or
he will not do the work' needed.
The physical condition of the race and
the effects of admixtures were considered
and the reasons why social equality is im
possible and unwise.
The National Association Football
* League Is> Oat of It.
• Milwaukee, Oct. ; — The national asso
ciation football league, which .was recent
ly organized in Milwaukee; having Chi
cago. Milwaukee, Detroit and St. Louis •
as members, will not take the field this
season. The cause for this is : the . high
rates asked by. the railways between Chi
cago and St. Louis. President De Karel
to-day, decided :to call the deal , off i for
this season " and has notified the parties
interested to that effect. ./
. ; ■ ' \'
Fall , River, : Mass., , Oct. I .7.—The-;- strike
threatened by the cotton mill operatives here*
to be begun y next Monday morning, to en- i
force a demand for a 5 per cent increase in
■wages, has been ;. declared off j for two weeks.
by the textile council.. '."« ;.**,: . "'
dfch'TiVi Tl F.
Tit you need more" life insurance,
family is not sate until you lake It.
' ' " Don't put it off.
If you are insurable now you will not
always be. * ' "'TIB
Don't put It off.-
You are growing older .eyery day -and in
surance is cheaper now than it ever will
be again. ..... . ■ .4
i^si:. Don't put it off.
The sooner you take an endowment
policy the sooner, it will mature. -
_; I*,^^. . .... it off.
The "convenient season" don't come.
If. you take insurance you will probably
take it when you are no more able than
now. • .
Don't put it off.
You can't do better than to take a policy
now in the old STATE MUTUAL. LIFE OF
WORCESTER, MASS., and have the se
curity and the equity of the Massa
chusetts insurance law. The State Mutual'
has more insurance in force in Massa
chusetts than any other Massachusetts
company and in the judgment of the peo
ple of Massachusetts the State Mutual is
the leading Massachusetts company. We
Will mail you a specimen policy on re
ceipt of age and address.
C. W. VAX TI'YL, General Agent,
iOS-9 Lumber Exchange.
Special Agents—
Augustus Warren,
Geo. B. Graves, •
Geo. A. Ainsworth,
Allen R. Beach,
John E. Calhoun.
Mauaere of Company < I* to Be
Washington, Oct. 7. —Advices from the
Philippines indicate that the military au
thorities intend to take promp and vigor
ous measures for the suppression of the
insurrection in the island of Samar and
that attention will be directed first to the
summary punishment of the treacherous
natives who took part in the uassaere of
Company C of the Ninth infantry at Ba
langiga. There is, therefore, every pros
pect that the island of Samar will be the
theater of active hostilities for some
time to come, as it is the purpose of Gen
eral Chafiee to teach the rebellious in
habitants a lesson and force them to re
spect the power and sovereignty of the
United States.
TUe Only Bachelor President That
the United States Ever Had.
Ladies' Home Journal.
Mr. Buchanan, who was the first bach
elor elected to the presidency, was 65
years of age when elected, and had delib
erately given himself up to a life of celi
bacy. In the days when he was a young
lawyer of Lancaster, Pa., he had loved
Miss Coleman, a beautiful daughter of a
citizen of that town. They had been en
gaged to be married, when one day be was
surprised to receive from her a request to
release her from the promise. According
to George Ticknor Curtis, the separation
originated in a misunderstanding on the
part of the lady, who was unusually sen
sitive over some small matters exagger
ated by giddy and indiscreet tongues.
Soon after the estrangement she was sent
to Philadelphia, and there died suddenly.
Throughout the rest of his life, or for
nearly half a century, Mr. Buchanan i 3
not known to have revealed to anybody
the circumstances of this romantic trag
edy. He would only say that it had
changed his hopes and plans, and had led
him more deeply than ever into politics
as a distraction from his grief. In bis
old age, long after he had retired perma
nently to private life, he called attention
to a package containing, he said, the pa
pers and relics which would explain the
causes of his youthful sorrow ,and which
he preserved with the idea of revealing
them before his death. But when he died,
and his will was read, it was found that
he had directed that the package should
be burner without being opened, and his
injunction was obeyed.
An Incident That Led to a Lbaptl'i
Derby, England, Mercury.
In the outlying hamlet of Mugginton
there is a quasi-Palledin chapel, about fif
teen feet square, which is comomnly
known as Halter Devil Chapel. The story
is a bad one. Francis Brown, who had
a 'bad reputation both for drunkenness
and for teerting his horseß at the expense
of his neighbors, went forth on« night to
bring home a truant steed, and, in spite
of drink and darkness, found the animal
without difficulty. On reaching home and
bringing out the lantern he found the
halter was ro-und the neck of a horned
beast, which conscience suggested must
be tha devil himself. He repented of his
evil deed, and by way of atonement at
tached a chapel to his own little farm,
-which was gituatedon a stretch of land
taken Into Mugginton. from the adjoin
ing parish of Huland. The grotesque at
tempt at classical architecture which
the little chapel presents contrasts
strangely enough with the farm buildings
to which it is attached. It is said that It
has never been consecrated or licensed,
but a curate officiates in it once a month,
and receives the rental of some seventeen
acres of land, which form the endow
ment. On a taible In the pediment of the
chapei are the lines
Francis Brown in his old age
Built him here this hermitage.
The register of Mugg-inton parish con
tain* the following entry: "1781, Juno
11th, Francis Brown, of Hulland Ward,
buried, Intakes Founder of Chapel in 7th
Intakes Ward, to be annexed to Muggin
ton forever, after death of his widow,
his daughter, and her husband. Edward
Chicago Tribune.
"Have you formed or expressed any
opinion concerning this case?" asked the
"Yes, sir," replied the talesman. "I
have. I said to Dave Hunslaker the other
day, s'z I, 'Dave,' s'z I. 'if they summoa
me for a juror,' s'z I. 'I want you to un
derstand right now,' s'z I, 'I've got my
opinion,' s'z I—"
"Did you ever hear of this particular
case before?"
•So, sir, but I says to Dave Hiuulalwr,
s'z I, s'z I—'
"We'll take him, your honor.**
"We'll take him."
Washington Star.
; "Did you strike a paying claim In that
mining region?" ; ;
"I did," ' answered the promoter. "I
claimed we had found a marvel of rich
ness, and I'm selling at $5 a piece all the
stock certificates we can print. I don't
know when I have.done anything In th«
claiming way that.paid so well."
' to-day
The 97 adrertisements for help
published in to-day's Journal
on pages 10 and 11 are as follows:
2 Tailors, 2 Office Help,
3 Seamstresses, 2 Carpenters,
28 Miscellaneous, 3 Clerks,
It Housework, 1 Stenographer,
32 Agents, Salesmen, Solicitors.

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