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THE MINNEAPOLIS JOURN^&
PRICE TVYO CENTS.
"TRDSTED'ITLAST
SASH AND DOORS
The Big Combination Has Been Per
fected, Including All But One
Minneapolis Plant.
Former Managers Will Be Retained
Though Force* Are Likely
To Be Reduced.
Sash and door interests of the country
have been united in one gigantic com
bination. Several previous attempts to
consolidate the interests have been futile,
but the last effort is crowned with suc
cess. A representative of the interests
which are chiefly concerned in the deal
has been going about the country among
the factories putting them one by one in
his vest pockt-t. Minneapolis was re
served for the last, and to-night C. L.
Poole, emissary of the Xew York banking
firm which nas promoted the consolida
tion, will leave with nearly all of the
local establishments won over.
The deal hits Minneapolis in the way of
the reduction of forces. The fact that
the big companies who have warehouses
have gone into the new company will
result in the establishment of one central
warehouse instead of four. Changes will,
be made in the factories also.
The Minneapolis companies that have
made the _?ast money in the last few
years were most willing to enter the
combine and the recalcitrant ones were
operated by men who have built up a
good trade and could see no reason for
selling out except at a fancy figure. It
is said that the management of the fac
tories will remain about the same, the
old men being retained at advanced sal
aries.
The terms of sale it is slated are as fol
lows; Part cash, pan preferred stock in
the new organization and part common
stock.
The sash and door business in Min
neapolis represents between $4,000,000 and
$5,000,000 a year. This is considered one
TANKE TRIAL UNDER WAI
THE HEARING MAY TAKE A WEEK
Old ArtionH DiKmintied and New Onen
ihurKing a Joint Murder
Started.
Special to The Journal.
St. Peter. Minn., Oct. 22.—The prelimi
nary hearing in the case of the state
against Mr. and Mrs. Frank Tanke for the
murder of John Wellner was begun here
this morning before Justice H. C. Miller.
Wheu court opened the public was sur
prised by a change in affairs. Mrs. Tanke
had been arrested upon a charge of mur
der and her husband was arrested as an
accomplice. Mr. Davis made a motion to
dismiss both actions and the motion was
granted.
Mr. and Mrs. Tanke were rearrested im
mediately upon a warrant charging them
jointly with murder in the first degree.
Joseph Wild, mayor of Lafayette, was the
first witness for the state. He testified
to having found the body and to having
notified Mrs. Wellner that her husband
was lying dead near the barn; that Mrs.
Wellner refused to go out and view the
body and that she even refused to look at
it from the house. He made an investi
gation and found the imprint of a new
pair of No. 9 overshoes about the barn and
no other foot prints. He asked Mrs. Well
ner If her husband had purchased new
overshoes and she said he had not.
Later in the morning her two children
paid that their father had recently pur
chased a new pair of overshoes and
they brought them out from under a
lounge and showed them to Wild. They
were exactly the size of the prints in the
snow.
The state claims to have a clear case
against Mr. and Mrs. Tanke. From indi
cations the preliminary hearing will re
quire nearly a wtik.
ALL THE AMERICAS
Prellmlnarlen of the ('ongreiii at
Mexico* Capital.
Jfeur York Sun Special S*rvln«
City of Mexico, Oct. 22.—The delegates
to the Pan-American congress met for an
informal discussion preliminary to or
ganization. The Americans opposed the
efforts of the southerners to select one
of their number as vice president. It
was finally agreed that there should be
five vice presidents, one for Central Amer
ica, and one each from Peru, Chile, Ar
gentina and Brazil.
At the close of the meeting the Mex
ican minister of. foreign affairs, Senor
Mariscal, who is the president of the con
ferenv-f, proposed a toast to the second
Pan-American congress and expressed the
hope that the result of its labors would be
increased friendship and sympathy among
all American nations. The fornftl opening
of the conference will take place this af
ternoon. It is probable that afternoon
sessions only will be held.
Body of a Girl in a Trunk
Spokane, Wash., Oct. 22.—1n a deserted tunnel in the Blue Mountains in eastern
Oregon. Frank Vigord, a miner, found the body of a girl crowded into an old trunk.
A deep gash in the head showed the manner of death. The body evidently had been
placed there two months before and was .terribly decomposed. Several months ago
a man and wife drove up the lonely trail to his cabin. They asked the privilege of
camping in the old tunnel mouth. He gave them food. In tua morning they had
gon«. i
of the strategic points in the country and
for that reason this citadel was not at
tacked until the promoters could bring the
weight of the acquisition of the other
factories to bear in the attempted con
summation of the transfer to the big com
bination.
It was impossible to get at the big
manufacturers or ware-house representa
tives to-day. The agent representing the
Interests which have acquired the sash
and door business had their attention dur
ing the day and has indeed kept them
busy for several days past.
The big manufacturers in Minneapolis
are Smith & Wyman, City Sash & Door
Co., John F. Wilcox, Bardwell-Robinson
Co., Slmonson Bros. Manufacturing Co.,
Joannin-Hansen Co., Johnson, Smith &
Co., H. S. Johnson, Waterman Mfg. Co.,
and Aaron Carlson. Warehouses are main
tained by Curtis & Yale, distributing the
products of Curtis & Yale at Oshkosh, and
Curtis Bros. & Co. of Clinton, Iowa; Min
neapolis Sash Door company, branch of the
Paine Lumber company of Oshkosh; Ful
ton & Libbey company, which handles the
sash and oors made by the Williamson-
Llbbey company of Oshkosh and the Lib
bey & Fulton company, of Kansas City.
Other big firms are at Oshkosh, Wausau,
Merrill, and La Crosso, "Wis., and Du
buque, Davenport, and Muscatlne, lowa,
and Rock Island, 111. On the coast is the
big firm of Wheeler, Osgood & Co., manu
facturers of red cedar doors. At St. Paul
are Villaume Bros. & Co., Bohn Manufac
turing company, Osgood & Blodgett and
the St. Paul Sash & Door company. At
Stillwater is the Stillwater Manufacturing
company.
TOWNE AS A "PLUTE"
HIS WORDS OX CLARK QUOTED
A Change Comes O'er the Spirit of
the Dream of the Soon-to-Be
Millionaire.
Hew York Sun Spoclal Service
Washington, Oct. 22.—Charles A.
Towne's voluntary removal from Duluth
to Beaumont, Texas, where he has a finan
cial interest in the newly developed oil
wells of that region, has recalled to a
number of Mr. Towne's friends in Wash
ington that he is on the high road to for
tune. His oil properties are fine produc
ers, and Mr. Towne, unless something un
expected happens, is likely to become a
millwnalre. Some of his friends who are
fanJiar with his sentiments regarding
riches drawn from the earth, are won
dering how he will feel when he has ac
cumulated a few millions. When Mr.
Towne came to Washington last winter
as the appointed successor of the late
Senator Davis, he had occasion one day
in the senate restaurant to discuss Sena
tor Clark of Montana, acknowledged to
be the richest man in public life. The
views which he uttered regarding Sena
tor Clark's wealth and the manner in
which he acquired it will doubtless sound
strange to him in his new environment.
Said Mr. Towne:
It has always seemed trange to me that
men can enrich themselves from the treasures
of the earth, which by every law ought to
belong to all humankind. The precious met
als, gold and silver, reposing In the hidden
fastnesses of the mountains were not placed
there by him to become the means of enabl
ing one man or any set of men to acquire
vast personal fortunes which they can use fox
the appression and corruption of their fellow
citizens.
Senator Allen, who was present, con
curred in Mr. Towne's philosophy. Of
course Mr. Towne said nothing about oil
in his enumeration of the treasures of the
earth that belonged to the human race.
SUIT TO RECOVER $40,000
Action of S. B. Foot of St. Paul on
Trial at Red Win*.
Special to The Journal.
Red Wing. Minn.. Oct. 22.—The suit of
S. B. Foot against the Red Wing & Sioux
City construction company is being tried
in the district court and is attracting
much attention. Mr. Foot claims that
the company owes him $40,844.50 as com
mission and interest on loans secured by
him for the building of the railroad and
money advanced by him personally. He
is the senior member of the shoe manu
facturing firm of Foot, Schultz & Co., St.
Paul, and was until the sale of the Du
luth, Red Wing & Southern, to the Great
Western, the vice president of that road.
Mrs. Ed Stone was seriously injured in
a runaway on the bridge across the river
here while driving to her home in Wiscon
sin. ■
TUESDAY EVENING, OCTOBER 22, 1901.
.■**■»■ . ' ' ■ i-; ■ -■ ■ ■ " ■ ■■■■ y
THE NEW HEIRS.
Empress Dowager—Morning Boss. How's your new heir?
Boss Croker—Good enougii for a sacrifice I
Empress D.—Same here.
NEWSPAPER
UN'S STORY
Something of Real Interest
in the Schley Inquiry.
INTERVIEWS RECALLED
A Number of Disputed Points Are
Thus Cleared Up.
TALKS OF SCHLEY AND SIGSBEE
War Department's Consent That
Ships Expose Themselves to
the Fire of Shore Batteries.
Washington, Oct. 22.—Lieutenant Wells
resumed the witness stand in the Schley
court of inquiry this morning and con
tinued his narrative of the events of the
Cuban campaign of 1898. He was under
cross-examination of Judge Advocate
Lemly and his assistant, Mr. Hanna, when
the court adjourned yesterday, and they
continued their questions to-day. Lieu
tenant Wells was followed by A. V. Mason,
the log writer of the Brooklyn, who wrote
the logs on that vessel during the Cuban
campaign. G. E. Graham, the correspond
ent of the Associated Press, who was on
board the Brooklyn with Admiral Schley
during the entire campaign, was also on
the list of to-day's witnesses.
Lieutenant Wells was questioned oon
cerning the department orders in regard
to the risking of the American ships to
bombardment from the Spanish shore bat
teries, the orders under consideration
being those of April 6, April 26 and two
of May 5.
Exposed to Shore Batteries.
The fifst of the orders of this charac
ter staffe that "the department does not
wish the vessels of your squadron to be
exposed to the fire of the batteries at
Havana, Santiago or other strongly for
tified points in Cuba," and the others
were regarded as modifications of this.
In the order of May 6; the department
said:
The department is perfectly wflling you
should expose your ships to the heaviest
guns of land batteries if, in your opinion,
there are Spanish vessels of sufficient mili
tary importance protected by these guns to
make an attack advisable, your chief aim
for the present being the destruction of the
enemy's present resources.
Concerning the dispatches witness was
asked by Captain Lemly:
Can you separate your knowledge relative
to conversations with Commodore Schley so
as to distinguish between the other two
orders, or both of these orders, or whether or
not anything was said with regard to the re
ceipt of information in relation to these let
ters here which you have before you at the i
interview of May 18, at Key West?
Witness—No, sir. I do not distinguish be- |
tween any of them. I have given by general
remembrance, which is that the order was
not to risk the ships. I;:
Albert V. Mason was called. He was
questioned by Captain Parker and said
that he had been a yeoman of the second
class on board the Brooklyn during the
Santiago campaign and had been the
writer of that ship's log. He was ques
tioned about. the log giving an account
of the 'Brokolyn's turn.
Story-" of a Correspondent. *
George Edward Graham, the Associated
Press correspondent, was called. He was
questioned by Mr. Rayner and said he was
on the Brooklyn from March 28, to August
29, 1898. Mr. Graham was questioned con
cerning the conversation between Commo
dore Schley and Captain Sigsbee 'on the
occasion of the captain's visit to the
Brooklyn on May 26, as follows:
Did you see Captain Sigsbee on board the
Brooklyn on May 26?
Yes, sir.
Did you " hear him in " conversation with
Commodore Schley? - • •
Yes, sir.
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MITCHELL CAN'IBEFOTO
HIS SHORTAGE IS UNDER $1,000
An Insurance Agent at Stlllwater
Hunted by I'lukertung for
Forcing; Receipts.
Special to The Journal. ■ ■" :
Stillwater, Minn., Oct. 22. — The case
against William Mitchell, agent \ of the
Equitable Life Insurance company, of New
York, is not so bisck as first painted,
i though black enough. He is wanted by
Pinkerton . men for. alleged fraudulent
transactions with policy holders. He : was
alleged to have receipted to Dr.. J. F.
Johnson for $1,700 In premiums, each of
the receipts being forged. ■ / . . x-'■'.\j'-■..■•. '-",■•:
Lou.Wilkes, manager of the company, is
here checking up with Dr. Johnson and it
has been discovered that part of the money
for which forged receipts had been given
had been turned over to the company, and
that the peculations of Mitchell amount
to less than $1,000, instead of $1,700 as
first reported. This statement Is au
thorized by both Mr. Wilkes and Dr.
Johnson.
Mr. Mitchell was in the city as late as
Friday night, when he was here with
some Minneapolis friends whose names
cannot be ascertained. His family re
sides at Tacoma, Wash. He is a man of
scholarly attainments and at one time, it
is said, was a college professor and also
a minister. He had been in Stillwater
about two years.
DOOMED MINISTRY
French Cabinet Is Not Expected to
Last Lone.
If me York Sun Special Service . ,
Paris, Oct. 22.—The assembling of the
French parliament to-day opens what in
many quarters is believed will be the last
session weathered by the present minis
try, though no one doubts that the famous
Waldeck-Rousseau combination will make
the same hard fight for its life that it
has so often done in the past. Several
antiministerial leaders say that the so
lialistic "orange peel" on which the
cabinet has so often expected to slip at
last lies directly in its way, with no pos
sibility of avoiding it. f .'.V
It is not expected that much work will
be done during the present session, which
ends March 15, so that the deputies may
i have a chance to go before their con
stituents preparatory to next May elec
tions. Most of the time of the sessions
will be given to consideration of the bud
get, the deficit for the present year being
I one of the largest in history. For this I
i reason the wisest political prophets be- J
lieve that if the cabinet should weather \
the next fortnight it is sure to last till '
I the elections. Thereafter, all are agreed
its days are numbered. _„ q:
FOR CHINA'S THRONE
Dowager Empress Will Name a New
Heir. - ,
Peking, Oct. 22.—The new heir to the
throne will be appointed when the dow
ager empress meets Prince Ching and sev-
I eral of the viceroys at Kal-Feng, capital
! of the Province of Ho-Nan, where there
will be a general discussion of, the affairs
of the empire. - The present heir has
proved to be dissipated and uncontrolla
j ble. Moreover, his father's, status as a
banished prince makes his succession con
trary to Chinese traditions. The candi
date of the empress is said to be.Peitze,
j a nephew of Prince Tuan, who is intellec
| tually weak. He participated in the
j Boxer aggressions, personally leading an
attack on the French cathedral. The re
form faction disapproves of the selection
and suggests that the powers oppose it If
the empress wishes to carry it out. The
present heir to the throne is Pu-Chun,
son of Prince Tuan. He was born in 1884.
MUTINOUS TROOPS
German Soldiers ' Kill and Wound
Several Officers.
Hew- York San Special Servle*
Berlin, Oct. 22.—1t is reported that part
of the troops comprising the Warsaw gar
rison mutinied while on, parade as a
protest .against the food furnished them,
which they claimed was not fit to eat.
They fired upon the officers, killing one
and wounding several others. The mutiny
was suppressed and, the ringleaders im
prisoned .in the\ citadel. ' Three hundred
men x will ibe court-martialed.
QUARANTINED FOR SMALLPOX.
Special to The Journal.'-.■ . •'• *
' Spring Valley, Minn.. Oct. 22.—Three houses
have .been-quarantined for smallpox. 'The
cases; are j of , : mild form.—The new public
library. and „ restroom jls , now { open „to . the
people and is highly appreciated.- -- v
WITH BANDITS
NO LONGER
Miss Stone Described as
"Being Kept Elsewhere."
MAY BE IN SALONIKI

Belief in Macedonian Committee's
Complicity Adhered to. •
,
PURSUIT OF THE KIDNAPPERS
Troops of Two Governments Attemp
ting to Locate the -.'•'■ '
Rascal*. *
tlmw York Sun Sooolal Snrvlom.
London, Oct. 22.—The Sofia correspond
ent of the Daily Telegraph says an im
probable rumor comes from a Bulgarian
source that Miss Ellen Stone, the Ameri
can missionary, is hiddA in the Villayet of
Salonki. Mr. Dickinson, the American
consul general at Constantinople, who has
been at Sofia endeavoring to secure Miss
Stone's release, adheres to his conviction
of the complicity of the Macedonian com
mittee in the abduction of Miss Stone. In
missionary circles it is urged that -when
the ransom for Miss Stone's release is
paid, the brigands ought to be amnestied
and all records of the agreement with
them canceled.
A dispatch from Vienna says the latest
news from Sofia is that Miss Stone and
her companion. are no longer with the
brigands. They are vaguely described as
being kept elsewhere.
HUNTING BANDITS
Kidnappers Fear Treachery and will
* Not Disclose Hiding; Place.
Samakov, Oct. 22.—1 have just returned
to Samakov after a fortnight's . vain en
deavor to get into communication with the
brigands. At Diumeyer the kaiman, or
local governor, refused to give a written
statement, but told me of the track taken
by the brigands into Bulgarian territory.
The brigands are still wandering round
that region near Gultepe and the two
governments, with gendarmerie, soldiers
and secret agents, are trying to find them.
The four brigands who have been ar
rested stoutly maintain that they are not
connected with the band that captured
Miss Stone. They have been summoned
to appear at Dubnitza and be arraigned
before a special Turkish commissioner.
This may be a Turkish effort to make
portestants appear as accomplices in the
Stone kidnapping. fe^^S;--?;'*
il Owing to the severe frosts prevailing
in the mountains all efforts to send par
cels' of - clothing and other necessaries to
Miss Stone, who must be suffering from
the cold, have been baffled. All attempts
to communicate with the brigands have
been unsuccessful. The bandits are ap
parently afraid of treachery and de
termined not to disclose their hiding
place. „
DO NOT BELIEVE IT
Wlnonans Say Trolley to the Twins
•■f-'y Would Not Pay.
Special to The Journal.'
Wlnona, Minn., Oct. 22. —Not much stock
is taken here in the report that the sur
vey from Minnesota City to the twin cities
is for a trolley line. It is claimed the
country is not thickly enough populated
to make such a line pay. It is still
claimed by those who were back of the
first report that the North-Western rail
way company is interested in the survey.
WHOLESALE EXECUTIONS
Chinese Rebels to the Number of 140
Lose Their Heads. . /
- Berlin, Oct. 22. —It is announced In a
dispatch received here from Swatow that
140 rebels ; have » been executed ' and that
order has ben restored in the Hsing-Ning
district, where several missions ' -were de
stroyed 1 recently..- 'f.” " ■''-"" \
12 PAGES-FIVE O'CLOCK.
ARLINGTON HOLDS
ASHES OF DAVIS
Body of the Minnesota Senator
Reaches Washington and Is In-
terred With Scant Ceremony.
Mrs. Davis Actuated by a Desire to
Shut St. Paul Completely
Out of Her Life.
Tr»m Th« Jtu-rnaJ Bureau. Rtxyrn 4M, P—t
muiiamg. Wuahinaton.
Washington, Oct. 22.—The noon train
over the Baltimore & Ohio railway
reached Washington on time to-day bear
ing the remains of Senator Cushman K.
Davis of Minnesota and Mrs. Davis. A
hearse was in waiting, with several car
riages, and quickly the ease was removed
from the car and, wrapped in a mourning
flag, started on its last Journey. The
small procession went up Pennsylvania
avenue, by the treasury building and
White House, end on out to Arlington
cemetery, in whose sacred grounds the
body of the distinguished Minnesotan now
rests by virtue of his military service
during the civil war and the will of his
widow.
It is net strange that not a dozen people
were at the station awaiting the arrival
of the remains, for as little was known
here about Mrs. Davis' intentions as in
Minnesota. She asked Colonel Dan Rams
dell, sergeant-at-arms of the senate, to
be put in communication with the war de
partment in order to secure a burial per
mit, and conferred with several of her
own personal friends, but with nobody
else.
Captain Henry A. Castle heard of the
affair through the newspaper men and
was at the station on hia own motion.
Mrs. Davis was glad to see him and in
vited him to ride to the cemetery in her
carriage. Nothing was done to spread
the word among the hundreds of people
who would have been glad of an oppor
tunity to pay a last tribute of respect to
the dead statesman. The arrangements
were in the hands of Edward H. Droop,
a Washington business man and old friend
of the family. He ordered the carriages
and secured the services of the minister
who officiated at the grave. In addition to
Droop, Castle and Ramsdell, there were at
the station Mrs. Alice R. Willard, G.
Schwartz, Miss Nessep and Colonel and
Mrs. Daniels, all Washington people. Five
carriages had been ordered, but only three
of them were used.
At the Grave.
No ceremony marked the entrance of
the funeral cortege to the cemetery
grounds. It was escorted to the place
selected for the final resting place by one
of the attendants. The only persons there
besides the funeral party were several
visitors who chanced to foe passing that
part of the cemetery at the time. The
casket was conveyed from the hearse to
the grave by the white-clad attendants
who are provided by the cemetery au
thorities when no others are present.
The simple burial service of the Epis
copal church was read. The widow and
friends who were present took their last
look at the casket and the sextons began
to fill the grave while the funeral party
were getting into their carriages. As a
tribute to the feelings of the bereaved
friends of the late senator. Quartermaster
General Ludington had directed that the
grave be lined with green and the earth
taken from it covered with boughs of
pine trees.
Senator Davis' last resting place is an
open space about 300 yards to the west
of the Arlington mansion. The body lies
with the head to the southwest and with
feet pointing toward Washington. The
capital cannot be seen from that point,
however, as a grove of pine trees inter
venes. Near by lies the body of Colonel
Egbert of the Twenty-second infantry,
who was killed in the Philippines. A
number of Cuban heroes are also buried
near him, among them being Captain
Allyn K. Capron and Captain O'Neill of
the rough riders, Colonel Haskell of the
Seventeenth infantry, and other subor
dinate officers. The lot was selected by"
the quartermaster general and space has
been reserved for the interment of Mrs.
Davis' body beside her late husband.
Washington Pucsled.
The only advance notice to the public
that Mrs. Davis was about to bring her
Untold Losses to N. D. Farmers
Special to Tke Journal.
Minot, N. D., Oct. 22. —Fire started along
the line of the Great Northern west of
Minot and destroyed several thousand tons
of hay and hundreds of stacks of grain.
The fire started Saturday night and ex
tends over a wide stretch of territory.
It is Impossible to estimate the damage.
Portal, N. D. ( Oct. 22.—The whole coun
try north of the Great Northern railway Is
one vast sheet of flame as far as the in
ternational boundary line and north, cov
ering hundreds of miles, and doing un
told damage to farmers and grazing land.
The majority of the farmers were taken
unawares, causing great loss to property,
such as grain* buildings and the winter's
feed for stock.
husband's body to Washington came in
the morning papers from St. Paul. No
body here understands why this step has
been taken, it having been the general
understanding that Minnesota was to
erect a monument in memory of her
greatest son and place his remains be
neath it. As soon as she had a chance
to speak to Colonel Ramsdell and Mr.
Droop at the depot, Mrs. Davis, who is
looking very well, notwithstanding the
full mourning worn for the occasion, said
that she desired the funeral party to
start for Arlington at once. So little at
tention had been paid to details that no
pallbearers were selected, and volunteer
bearers were pressed into service at the
grave.
From the train to the hearse the casket
was carried on the shoulders of negro
porters. The funeral, at Mrs. Davis' re
quest, was strictly private, and several
photographers who were at the cemetery
were refused admission when they stated
that they wished to get a picture of the
interment. Last week Mrs. Davis com
municated with the department 'quarter
master, who has charge of Arlington, and
the usual formal order for interment was
issued Oct. 18. The grave was dug yes
terday. All these matters were attended
to quietly, however, and the public wai
startled when word came this morning
that the "body was enroute and would ar
rive at noon.
The Senator^ Own Wish.
A friend of the family explained Mrs.
Davis' choice of Arlington to-day by say
ing that several years ago the senator
and his wife were driving through Arling
ton, then in the full tide of its famous
summer beauty. The carriage was stopped
at the brow of a hill overlooking the
river and city, and Mr. Davis, pointing
In the direction of the quarters reserved
for army officers, said that when he died
he should like very much to be buried
there.
The remark may not have been made in
full seriousness as expressing a settled
wish, but Mrs. Davis evidently thought
it was. Besides, this friend added, Mrs.
Davis' home is to be in Washington and
naturally she wants to have the grave
where she may see it when she desires.
Shuts St. Paul Out of Her Life.
Notwithstanding this explanation, how
ever, there is a general feeling here that
Mrs. Davis is anxious to shut out of her
life all that part of it which'relates to
St. Paul, the city which caused her so
much bitter sorrow. She at first looked
favorably in the proposition to erect a
monument there, but when the legislature
failed to act last winter, she was some
what Inclined to hold that city responsible.
Had its citizens been sufficiently zealous,
she believed, something would have been
done. Added to this thought is the fur
ther knowledge that since the legislature
adjourned scarcely anything has been done
in St. Paul towards arranging for a monu
ment or any proper burial.
Meanwhile the body has rested in the
vault waiting action. Senator Davis has
now been dead almost a yar and Mrs.
Davis felt that she could not afford to wait
longer, especially as her personal wishes
were in the direction of Arlington.
The public may accept either explanation
or neither. The one thing that is sure
is that Mrs. Davis has consulted her per
sonal inclinations. It is believed here
that the entire state of Minnesota will re
gret this action. In an important sense,
Senator Davis belonged to the state and
many will feel that the state's wishes,
w.hile not paramount to those of the
widow, should have been consulted. But
the personal question in this problem is
so promnent and complcated from Mrs.
Davisj standpoint, that it is doubtful
whether the public as a whole will per
manently condemn her action.
—W. W. Jermane.
FOOTBALL JM-AYER DYING
You iik' Trip of l«nii Injured in Col
fax-Prairie City Game.
Colfax, lowa, Oct. 22. — Richard Trip,
aged 10, is not expected to live as a re
sult ot injuries received in a football
contest between the Colfax and Prairie
City high' schools Saturday. He was
struck in the stomach and carried from
the field ur conscious. His condition has
grown constantly worse.
It is Impossible at this time to estimate
the loss. It is thought the fire originated
near Esteven Assa, in the Northwest Ter
ritory, Canada, and was driven by high
winds across into the Dakota side, where
it has brought loss and suffering to thou
sands.
Special to The Journal.
Jamestown, N. D., Oct. 22.—A de
structive prairie lire destroyed many hun
dred tons of grain and reduced the pat
turage acreage southeast of Jamestown.
Among the losses reported are William
Farley, 100 tons of hay; Robert Marshall,
25 tons; Mrs. A. Gordon, 50 tons; Georg*
Bronson, 50 tons. The wind was not
heavy or the losses would have been much
greater. Who set the fire la not knowa.

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