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Money for Teachers—The board of education met yesterday to pass the monthly pay roll so that the teachers might have their money before they went borne for the holidays. Mr. yon Schlejtell Promoted—Arthur Ton Schlegell formerly in the contract de partment of the Northwestern Telephone Ex change company In Minneapolis, ha* been made local manager, to succeed W. R. Griffin, resigned. • Ames Stands for Them—Mayor Ames declares that h? has every confidence in the ability of his chief of police and workhouse (superintendent and that the announcement of any changes in either place is but moon- Bhine. Both are thoroughly efficient men in ttieir positions, he says. V'>..P .Ho Kin ley Memorial Contribu tions to-day to the McKinley Memorial fund, now being received at G. A. R. headquarters in the Lumber Exchange building, aggre gated $so.Si>. This amount, added to the 1235.40 previously reported, brings the total of subscriptions to date up to 1296.20. O'Dean \ut Badly Hurt— ln the col- | lision between a passenger train ami a freight near La Crosse, Wls.. Monday, G. R. Dean i of SSOO Pleasant avenue, Minneapolis, was re ported seriously injured. Mr. O'Dean is a messenger of the United States Express com pany, and when the trains collided was thrown against a sate, injuring his back, lie continued his run, however, and will be back to-morrow. Could Find No Interpreter—Being a Finlander and unable to talk Swedish, Eng lish or Dutch, Helnia Matson could not plead either way when charged with being found i on the street in an intoxicated condition at 3 o'clock this morning. She was' almost frozen when picked up by the'officer. Being unable to procure an interpreter for her, Judge Holt of the municipal court entered a ; ulea of not guilty for the woman and set the case for to-morrow morning. NECROLOGICAL ARTHUR OKI. AN DO HANSON, 23 years of age, died Sunday evening at the home of his parents, 2750 Clinton avenue. Funeral services were held at the residence to-day at 2 p. m. Interment will be at Lake- i ■wood. Friends are invited. I ELIJAH PRICE — Funeral Thursday, I Dec. IS, at 2 p. m., from Trinity M. E. church, Taylor street and Twenty-fifth ave nue NE. Service will be conducted by Rev r. Mr. Simpson, of St. Matthew's Episcopal church. Interment at Lakewood. ELMO FRISBV— funeral was ! bald to-day at 2 p. m., from Immanuel Baptist church, Bloomington avenue and Twenty-third street. Friends are Invited. ■',■■' < APT. A. R. YOUNG died at St. Bar- j nabas hospital Monday night, after a linger- ' lag illness. The funeral service was held i In Stillwater to-day at 2:30 p. m., from, I the First Presbyterian church. Captain I Young was one of the early settlers, having ! come to St. Anthony in ISSI. He built the I first steamboat that ran on the river above ! the falls. Ho was later identified with the j Bteamboating business on the lower river and j was well known among the lumbermen and I steamboat men from Stillwater to St. Louis. Ha left a wife. BIRD ISLAND'S SIDING Sillier* There Want the Milwaukee to Build One. V. Evidence was taken by the railroad and ■warehouse commission this morning on the application of the Bird Island Roller Mills company for a side track. The Mil waukee road refuses to build one to the mill. F. A. Barsch and Albert H. Young ap peared for the milling company, and the railroad was represented by F. W. Root and Superintendent Fox. C. F. Staples represents the railroad railroad and warehouse commission to day at Chicago at an. adjourned meeting with freight traffic officials on live stock rates in southern Minnesota. They will make their proposition to the commis sion to-day and Mr. Staples will report it on his return. X. P. PREFERRED Argument Heard on Proposed In junction to Prevent Retirement. Special to The Journal. New York, Dec. 18.—Justice Scott, in the ! supreme court to-day heard arguments of counsel in return of the order issued by Justice Beach Dec. 10, directing the Northern Pacific to show legal cause to day why the temporary injunction issued ] Dec. 10, restraining until further order of ' *he court tbe company "from retiring the j preferred stock of the said Northern Pa- I clfic Railway company on the first day of | January, 1902, under or pursuant to "the j resolutions of its directors, adopted Nov. i 13, 1901," should not be continued. The ' suit for injunction was brought by George | E. Hackett and Charles A. Chase, of Perm- | eylvania, and by Wolf Bros. &Co of ,this city. Wolf Bros. & Co. asserted the firm field 40,000 shares of preferred stock of the Northern Pacific. Hackett said he held j 600 shares of the company's preferred j stock. Chase said he held 1,000 shares. I The plaintiff also asked the court to issue •a order "requiring that preferred stock- Holders shall have equal rights and priv ileges with common stockholders in buy- ! ing bonds to be issued by the company under resolutions of its directors, adopted Nov. 13." Cochran, Moore & Heldreth appeared as counsel for the plaintiffs. W. H. Cochran, counsel for the plaintiff I said that at a meeting of the directors! of the defendant company, Nov 13 1901 i they voted to retire all preferred' stock ! Jan. l, 1902, at the par value of $100 a j share, and to give notice of such retire ment to the holders of preferred stock. He said that at the same time the di rectors also voted the issuance at the rate of 4 per cent of debenture bonds of the Northern Pacific to the amount of $75,000 - 000 to provide funds necessary for the re tirement of the defendant company's pre ferred stock. Cochran also said the di rectors by resolution provided that the bonds Bhould be convertible into shares of common stock of the company. The law yer asserted that the action of the di rectors by "drag-net resolution" wa« in violation of the rights of each and every one of the preferred stockholders and that the resolutions were "null, void and of no legal force or effect," as the directors were without power or authority to adopt or carry the resolutions into effect. "These resolutions," exclaimed Cochran "are drag-net resolutions, passed for the purpose of fooling the public. The direc tors had no legal right to pass such reso lutions, changing the entire nature of the corporation. The stockholders were not heard, were not permitted to vote. The directors assumed to exercise power which they did not have. Directors can not change the entire nature of a cor poration. Whether this is an increase or decrease of stock it is not lawful. The directors cannot make such conversion as they attempt to make without the vote or approval of stockholders." Daniel Lamont, vice president of the company, was in the courtroom and list ened attentively to the arguments. Fran cis Linde Stetson, counsel for the com pany, occupied a chair next to Lament Cochran asserted, there was nothing in ' law or equity which authorized the direc tors to give greater privileges to com mon stockholders than to preferred stock holders. "The object of the scheme on the part of the directors," exclaimed Cochran "is to put the company into the hands of the common stockholders so they can get ab solute control of the road and divide large profits. It is a stock-jobbing scheme " Stetson opposed the application. He said the plaintiffs were in no position to ask for an injunction, as they had be* come stockholders since the passage of the resolutions. They had a right to try their suit, but not to an injunction This suit !is fee sequel to the flghfl waged last summer between Morgan and Kuhn, Loeb & Co. and which resulted in the union of those financiers in the North ern Securities combine. Preferred stock ■was heavily bought at the time of the Northern Pacific corner by the Harriman Crowd, who were trying to force Hill to admit them into the Burlington board The Morgan-Hill men sought to retire preferred stock under vote of stockholders but the Harriman men refused to surren der the stock. Then the Northern Se cux&ies was organized. CORONER IN CHARGE Dr. Williams Appears as High Sheriff of Hennepin. NEW STAFF OF DEPUTIES NAMED Question: Does Dr. Williams Serve I mil Another Sheriff Han Been Elected t Coroner Williams took charge of the sheriffs office at an early hour yesterday and from now until Sheriff Megaarden has been either removed by the governor or reinstated, all documents emanating from that office will bear the signature of "U. G. Williams, coroner, acting sheriff of HetUMptß county." There will be no deputy sheriffs for some Lime, only deputy coroners, and they will serve papers, lake charge of the jail and act as bailiffs in the courtrooms. Gordon T. Bright will be the chief of the deputies and Otto Langum will have charge of the books. The others who will replace Megaarden's appointees are Alex ander Ferguson, George Del yin and George A. Loth, who have been serving papers for the coroner since the governor buspended the sheriff. Of the old force commissioned as deputy coroners are Algate Anderson, Alton R. Woodcock, Frank C. Johnson, Adoniram J. Wright and John H. Alexander. The latter \^ll have charge of the jail. (All the abo% took their oath of office this morning before Lewis C. Gjertsen, notary public. It is possible that some more will be added, but as court has practically adjourned for the Christmas holidays, the courtroom bailiffs will not be needed. A (|ui'Ktiuu of Succession. It is not likely that there will be any controversy regarding the right of Coro ner Williams to act as sheriff. Some authorities contend that the county com missioners should proceed at onco to elect a sheriff, a vacancy having been created by the suspension of Sheriff Megaarden. The commissioners are doubtless eager to proceed to an election, but they have | taken legal advice themselves and are sat- J isfied that ""suspension" does not create a "vacancy," and they will not act until Megaarden is officially removed. Until definitive action by the governor the county will recognize Dr. Williams as the acting sheriff. Another pretty legal question may be raised at that time, however. The statutes relating to the office of coroner say that he shall perform the duties of sheriff, while the latter is unable to discharge, and shall serve until another sheriff is elected. Some argue that "elected" means at a general election, and that the county commissioners have no authority to elect, but many simply fill various county offices by appointment. But whether they "appoint" or "elect" the county commissioners declere that they will fill the office of sheriff with a man of their own choosing in case Gov ernor Van Saat officially decapitates Sheriff Megaarden. There is as yet no disposition to dis pute Dr. Williams' right to collect fees as both coroner and sheriff. All his offi cial acts are those of coroner, and he is believed to be entitled to all the fees. He draws no salary as coroner, and the rule that no one in public office can draw two salaries does not apply. Mr. Megaarden is completely out of the sheriff's office, and has had all hi 3' books removed to his old law office in the Phoenix block. NOW THE DEFENSE Witnesses Against Megnarden Are Practically All Heard. After hearing two witnesses yesterday ning, the commission which is investigat ing the shelff's office announced that no more witnesses would be heard until next Monday morning. The prosecution is practically through and will rest next Monday after having introduced one or two minor witnesses. The recess is taken partly to enable Judge Steele to get ready for the de fense and partly to enable the staff of typewriters to catch up. The t typewriting bill will be an eye-opener when it comes, as there are about seven persons turning out folios, at 15 cents per folio, as fast as they can. Among the witnesses this morning- was James D. Harris, assistant public exam iner, who assisted Deputy Koerher in checking up the sheriff's accounts. He testified as to the service of papers on which no returns were made by the sher iff. The cashier of a bank at Princeton, Minn., testified that his bank held war rants for the payment of board of Mille Lacs county prisoners in the Hennepin county jail. These warrants had been cashed by Sheriff Megaarden, but the money was not turned into the county treasury. QUESTION OF VACANCY Supreme Court Doesn't Say Whether Suspension Creates One. In deciding the Megaarden case, the supreme court avoided saying whether tl;e suspension creates a vacancy in the office. Their opinion was not asked on that point, but the governor in designat ing the coroner to act has taken the posi tion that there is a vacancy. Under the law a vacancy exists in case of death, resignation or removal. The governor's position is that suspension is a temporary removal. The coroner, in the opinion of the at torney general, will only act as sheriff pending the proceedings. Should the gov ernor remove Megaarden after the hear ing, the county commissioners will have to elect a sheriff to serve out the term. Megaarden by the writ of ouster is sus pended not only from the office, but from the fees and emoluments. This is em phatically stated, to prevent any litigation in future over the fees, which will go to the coroner. GENUINE RABiES Little Doubt as to What Killed RtiiiU I-H.in. In the judgment of the medical men of the board of health, there is no longer any rea son to doubt that Rurik Lilja died of hy drophobia, and a burial permit will be Issued. Dr. Corbett, bacteriologist' of the city health department, made a test, and this morning announced that there wefe no diphtheria germs present and that, without doubt, hy drophobia was the cause of death. At the same time medioal men are unable to ac count for the briefness of the attack and the modification of the symptoms. It is about inne weeks since the boy was bitten, by the •dog which afterwards proved to have been afflicted with rabies, and only the day after he left for Chicago to take the Pasteur treat ment. NO LINSEED CUT HERE Local Mills Won't Follow an East- em Company's Lead. Telegraphic reports from New York this morning brought news of a cut in Linseed oil prices by the National Lead company. As yet this cut has had no effect locally and it does not look as if it would be followed. The report said that the Amer ican Linseed Oil company's New York of fice bad not followed the cut but was quoting unchanged. At the local office of the American company there were no in structions received to reduce prices nor have any of the local independent mills followed. One large mill reports sales of oil ion a range higher than last week corresponding to the higher flax market and the local situation in general shows strength instead of weakness. According to the Pall Mall Gazette, the British workingman has almost aban doned his clay pipe and shag in favor of the two-penny packet of cigarettes, with a portrait of a favorite actreas or khaki clad general given. THE MINNEAPOLIS JOURNAL. CAR SERVICE IN DETROIT 1 Some of the Lines There Have a Car Every Minute During Certain Hours. Service Throughout the Day ort AH Lines Av erages Better Than in Minneapolis. In view of the proposed betterments In Street car service announced by the Twin City Rapid Transit company, a touipari son of conditions existing here with those in other cities will do much to show what can be accomplished with advantage both to patrons of the street cars and to the company. iii Detroit, a city in much the same class as Minneapolis, and similarly situ ated so far as topography is concerned, there is but one street car company, an there is here. However, the present 1 De troit company was formed by a consoli dation of two corporations and the cars are, therefore operated under two sep arate franchises, one of which provides fur a 3-ceut fare during certain hours of the day. For purpose of comparison the various Detroit lines may be divided into two classes, residential and workingmen's lines; the former running'into the chief residential sections of the city, and the latter into districts occupied chiefly by the homes of laboring men and artisans. Minute Service—Owl Can, The principal retail street in Detroit ia Woodward avenue, a thoroughfare that corresponds to Nicollet avenue in this city. It has, however, a street car line throughout its length. Continuing out Woodward avenue a fine residence district is found. The service on this line is as follows: From 5:30 to 6a. m., a six rninute service; from 6 to 7:30, a four minute service; from 7:30 to 9, a two minute service, from 9 to 11:30, a four minute service; from 11:30 a. m. to 4 p. m. a three-minute service; from 4 to 5 a two minute service; from 5 to 6:50 a minute and-a-half service; from 5:50 to 6:20, one minute service; from 6:20 to 7:30 a three minute service; from 7:30 to 8 a two-min ute service; from 8 to 11 a three-minute service; and from 11 to 12 a four-minute service. After midnight, cars run at 12:10, 12:20, 12:35, 12:55, 1:15 and then every forty minutes until 5:30 a. m. The Minneapolis Service. A comparison of this service with the revised time schedule on Minneapolis resi dential lines shows that Minneapolis ia at. a decided disadvantage. The Como- Harriet line, for instance, has only a fif teen-minute service during ,he time the Woo&ward avenue cars in Detroit are run ning every minute. On the First avenue line, there is a three-minute service be tween 4:50 and 6:40 p. m., on three lines, the Washburn Park and Camden . First Avenue S and Twentieth avenue N, and the First avenue short line. Residents whose homes are beyond Thirty-first street, however, must be content with a twelve-minute service. The service on this line is the best in the city, yet it ia far inferior to that in Detroit. On the Fourth avenue S line the service is ~y 2 minutes apart between the hours of 8:30 a. m and 6p. m. This includes the service of the "Short Line," which does not run to Sixth avenue N, residents in that section of the city getting only a fifteen-minute service. During the busi est hours of the day the service is five minutes apart. In Detroit it is one minute. On local Henenpin avenue lines, from Thirty-first street to down-town points cars are run seven and a half minutes apart. There is one extra car in the morning, but none at night. In Detroit the least service on the Woodward ave neu line is four minutes. In Minneap olis the best service on the Henepin ave nue lines is seven and one-half minutes. The Eighth and Central line provides a five minute service on the Eighth avenue end between 7:15 and 9 a. m.; and from 4:45 to 8 p. m. At other times the car^ are fifteen minutes apart. Central ave nue has the custo.mary fifteen-minute service, except that there is one extra sent out during the rush hour. At this GOOD ROADS ASSOCIATION Com'l Club Working- With County Surveyor to Organize One. The Commercial Club is co-operating with County Surveyor George W. Cooley in the organization of the Minnesota Good Roads association. At a meeting held in the office of Mr. Cooley yesterday afternoon George W. Cooley, B. V. Beardsley, and J. C. Hayes were appointed a committee to issue a call. As the Minnesota State Agricultural society holds a meeting at the state capitol Jan. 14-16, it was thought best to call the good roads convention to meet at St. Paul Jan. 16, the last day of the agricultural society meet ing, in order to get the benefit of the at tendance at that gathering. Future meetings of the good roads association will probably alternate between Minneapolis and St. Paul. State Editorial Association. Secretary O'Gormau and Assistant Secre tary W. G. Nye are making arrangements for the meeting of the State Editorial associa tion, to be held in this city in February. The Minneapolis Press Club will be asked to co operate in giving the editors a good time. The If. E. A. Souvenir. The souvenir to be used in advertising Minneapolis among members of the National Educatioual association is being prepared. The convention committee is now sending out announcements of the date of the convention on the back of which are printed many facts Ice Yacht Bug Bites F. H. Peavey There was one lone sail on the Icy ex- from head to foot and several yards of panse of Minnetonka yesterday. The scarf wrapped close around his neck bold navigator seemed to be enjoying prevented immediate recognition when h . himself immensely and guided his fast- hove to. It was not until he entered the flying craft into the far reaches of the club house that the well known features big lake with a steady hand that be- were exposed to view spoke the practiced mariner. fe^j&d whii« tho ■«»••. \*, The wind blew hard from the bou'-bou'- or *'* wL S Minneapolitan. rich wes' and the daring sailor took particu- cur ß ine co?d pSfm?"^ £ U ear 3 and lar delight in beating to windward until S?nr kin." « f° k H. Peavey. "the he had worked well down Excelsior way el°vator kin &v T as ice yachting, when he would come about and go tear- -, c Journal Interviewed Mr. ing /town the line In a five-mile run Feave3 over the long distance telephone toward Wayzata at a rate of speed thaU at 2 °' clock this afternoon, .-.■*" would put the Empire state express to "We've Just come In for dinner " said shame. Then he would swing his helm he, "and I was never so hungry In all my to starboard and jibe his craft with a life. The cook has the pot on the fire confidence in the ability of the mast to and if he doesn't hurry up, I'll break into stand the strain that would give a less the kitchen and help myself, courageous yachtsman heart disease, and "I tell you, ice yachting is the grandest with several hundred square. feet of can- sport on earth. I like it better than trolf vas bellying above him, smash away to It Is better than selling wheat" when the Crystal bay. price is going down, and don't you for His extraordinary exploits attracted get it. I'm sorry we've got to waste so the attention of the cottagers. who dared much time waiting for dinner, but we'll not venture out of doors in face of the be on the ice all the afternoon This la blast. They looked on with wondering my first sail on the ice this winter but eyes and asked each other who the yen- I've joined the Ice Yacht Club, and I'm turesome skipper could be. going to buy a yacht of my own In the It was not until noon that the identity wild exhilaration of such a sail as we of the mysterious ice sailor was estab- had this morning you forget all about its lished. That was when he raced, into St. being cold. I'm surprised that the whole Louis bay across the wind and by a deft fleet isn't out." twist \of the helm brought the ■ yacht to Mr. Peavey was accompanied by his son r an abrupt standstill at the clubhouse. George Peavey, and was sailing Theodore A great fur coat which eneveioped him Wetmore'a yacht, "Reindeer." time, a corespondiug line in Detroit runs I cars every minute and a half. f^'/y?*.*- The Bryn Mawr and Eighth street SE and the Oak street and Kenwood lines have a fifteen-minute service until i. o'clock, after which cars run every twen ty minutes. ;*;;v, ';■' The service on the Interurban line is five minutes ap^-t except during the even ing rush, when it is four minutes. Detroit has no line that can be justly compared to this. The Woodward avenue schedule Is only that in vogue on other residential line: in the Michigan city.' It is a fair aver age for the schedules in force on other streets of its class. On Workliigmen's Lines. In Detroit, on the workingmen's lines the time is as follows: 5:12 to 6:18 a. m., three-minute service; 6:18 to 7, two and one minute service; 7 to 7:39, three-minute service; 7:30 to 8, four minute service; 8 a. m. to 4. p. m., six-min ute service; 1 to 4:20, four-minute service; 4:20 to 6, three-minute service;. 5 to 6:ls, minute-and-a-half service; 6:18 to 6:30, three minute service; ti:^u to 11, six-minute service; 11 to 12, ten-minute services; midnight to a a. m., forty-minute service. , On corresponding lines in Minneapolis, the Western avenue and Second street SE line has a twelve-minute service through out the day. Minnehaha cars are fifteen minutes apart until 8 p. m. when the time is increased to half an hour. The Riverside line has a 7%-minute service between 6 and 8 a. m. During this time the Detroit lines, similarly situated and accommodating the same class of patrons, provide a one, two, three and four-minute service, but cars are never more than four minutes apart. The same service schedule is in force between 5 and 8 p. m., with the addition of three "extras." The Cedar and Emerson line has a fifteen-minute schedule before 8 o'clock in the morning, and a twenty-minute sched ule thereafter until 4:50. The Cedar avenue short line gives a 7%-mlnute serv ice between 6 and 7:30 a. m. and 4:50 and 6:20 p. m. Bloomington avenue cars are never run closer than 7*4 minutes apart according to the schedule. One minute and a half is the best service provided by a similar De troit line. Plymouth avenue has a fifteen-minute i service with no extras. Between Ba. m. and 5 p. m. Bloomington cars are twenty minutes apart. The best service on the Monroe, and Lyndale line is 7% minutes, while during the day cars are run twenty minutes apart. Elprht Ride* for a Quarter. On the lines formerly operated by the "Detroit Railway company," working men's tickets are sold at eight for a quar ter, but are good only between 5:30 and 7a. m. and s:ls.and 6:15 p. m. After 8 in the evening tickets may be used that are sold at the rate of six for a quarter, j Single fares are 5 cents at all times and on all lines.:% What are termed '"universal" transfers are issued on all lines on payment of a 5-cent fare; but the company will not issue transfers on workingmen's tickets except on "Detroit" lines. Generally speaking, the equipment of the Minneapolis lines is superior to that of the Detroit company. The cars are larger and more comfortable. In Detroit the 3-cent lines are not so well equipped as are the others nor is the service so good. In fact, the company gives the least service its franchise will allow, pre sumably ,to increase the patronage of parallel 5-cent lines. On the so-called "Citizens' " lines the time between cars is less in every case than that called for by the franchise. For instance, thu franchise compels at least au eight-minute service on Woodward avenue and the slowest service given, ex cept in the early morning hours, is four minutes. Detroit has many suburban lines, run ning to neighboring cities and villages, but the service on these lines has not been reckoned in connection with the city schedules. They run into the city, but are simply extra cars and do not inter fere with the regular schedule. The serv ice ranges from twenty minutse to an hour. concerning Minneapolis. Chairman W. G. Nye of the committee will confer with the board of education over arrangements for the conven tion this evening. GRANGE J I SESSION The Minnesota Society Holds Its 33d Annual .Meeting. The thirty-third annual session of the Min nesota State Grange opened yesterday in the Morgan Post hall, at Nicollet avenue and Third street. A good representation of out side grangers was present and the morning session was profitably spent in listening to delegation reports, which showed a good in crease in membership. During the past year lour new granges were formed and one re organized. The afternoon cession opened at 1:30, and after listening to further delegation reports, Treasurer Chris Varley of Big Lake gave a statement of the year's finances. His report showed the grange to in a good condition. The session also heard from Secretary Augus ta J. Adams, who gave a very satisfactory account of grange matters. Following the financial and secretarial re ports, Master Sarah G. Baird gave her an nual address. She spoke on matters of in terest to members of the grange, showing how the movement was to be extended and mentioning the new granges formed in the past year. WEDNESDAY EVENING, DECEMBEE 18, 1901. TO SERVE 12 YEARS *~ Reuben Picket* Appears in Court and Receives Sentence. MOTION FOR NEW TRIAL DENIED Appeal Will Be Taken—Pickett Will ■ Go to ■still water In a Few Hay Twelve years of hard labor in the state prison at Stillwater is the penalty which Reuben C. Pickett must pay for what he did on the morning of Sept. 29, 1900, in his flat at 818 Eighth avenue S. That he mur dered his wife at that time very many doubt and will continue to doubt, in spite of the jury's verdict of manslaughter in the first degree, but twelve years he must serve unless the supreme court interposes to save him. A motion for a new trial was made by Howard B. Chamberlain before Judge El -iv J3jjq b }nq «bai 41 •£Bpaa;saA "noil gument, as there was little hope of its being granted. The motion was denied, j and at 12 o'clock sentence was pronounced. A i'leu for Mert'y. The prisoner answered not when Judge Elliott inquired if he had anything to say why sentence should not be passed upon him, but looked inquiringly .toward his counsel. Mr. Chamberlain, in his stead, said that it seemed to him the prisoner was paying the penalty nut of crime committed but of his own weakness. Throughout the trial, said the attorney, instead of trying to prove that Pickett bad- killed his wile as charged in the indictment, the state laid stress upon the question as to why he did not get his wife out of the fire. Following this Mr. Chamberlain urged the court to bear in mind that the prisoner would leave behind him a devoted young wife to mourn his absence and that there were two little children who were deprived of the affec- I tion of a fond and devoted father. Judge Elliott then passed sentence. Showed No Sign of Shock. The prisoner- was prepared for the shock. His eyelids drooped and quivered j for a few moments, but otherwise he made ; no sign. He could not have grown any paler, for Pickett has lost nearly all his ; color/and is not only pale, but quite hag- | gard. While he took the verdict of .the I Jury very quietly it is learned that he j broke down when he was returned to his | cell, and has since been much dispirited. None of the prisoners relatives was in j the court room when sentence was passed, j but his mother and wife were about the builmng waiting anxiously for the worst, j Pickett did not get the maximum, as the court could impose a sentence of twenty years, but on the other hand the sentence could have been made five years. An Appeal to Be Taken. It is likely that an appeal will be taken to the supreme court from the order deny ing a new trial, but this step will not be taken until some time next year. Pickett will be removed to Still water as soon as i the commitment papers are completed. SMiTOSiGNS Postmaster General Sud denly Vacates His Office. 7 Henry C. Payne of Wiscon sin Becomes His Successor. Washington, Dec. IS. —Announcement | was made to-day .that Postmaster Gen- j eral Smith had tendered his resignation I and that it has been acecpted. Henry C. Payne, national committee- j [ man from Wisconsin, has been offered the position and has accepted it. FROZETO DEATH: ! One Dies at Omaha—Others j Will Lose Hands and Feet. '■;.■. .- Omaha, Neb., Dec. 18. Last night's cold weather proved fatal to one man and two others were so badly frozen that amputa tion of their limbs is necessary. Thomas Jefferson, a colored man, was found unconscious in the rear of a saloon and died at the police station. George Rhodes, a sewing machine agent, was found in Riverview park by the watchman. His hands and feet were frozen. Fritz Heintz was found under the Douglass street bridge in a half frozen condition. Rhodes and Heitz were taken to the hospital, where both may lose hands and feet. TCLAVOID CONTAGION City Hall Room May Be lued fur Smallpox Suspects. The council committee on public grounds and buildings is due to lock horns with the police department next week. It is planned now to introduce a motion at Friday night's meeting of the council calling attention to the present practice of bringing persons afflicted with small pox into the city hall and up to the health department on the fourth floor, and in structing the committee .to proceed forth with to eject the police department from the room tit the north end of the building in order to set it aside for the reception of smallpox suspects. The police department took possession of the room in question imemdiately after the flre department moved out. Posses sion was taken without leave from the council committee on public grounds and buildings. The committee Intended the room for another purpose, but after sputtering around a bit accepted the inevitable meekly. Tt is now proposed, to stiffen the back bones of the committee members with a council resolution, and it is expected that then something will happen. Yesterday afternoon one person suffer ing from smallpox and two suspects were piloted up to the health department's quarters via the elevator. j It just happened that while they were there the health committee of the council BhowejTTp. They took alarm at once and Alderman Chatfleld bared his arm right on the spot to the vaccination expert of the department. Officials of the building later dropped in to put in their little protests against the practice, and now it Is promised that i Something will be done to better condi tions. BASEBALL PARK LEASED Weatern Will "Buck" the Aaaoola tlon at Milwaukee. Special to The Journal. Milwaukee, Dec. 18.~PreBl<Jent James Whlt.- Hold of the Western League was In the city this afternoon and closed a deal for the lease of the Milwaukee baseball park. He says the Western league will place a club here in opposition to the association. lilt «■ I ilii •f^ ■ i-V I iI i fiJ(k, '\Ti T ': • ' I . - I 1 * . 1 1/--^ A We wish t() call the -Wf jT^"^, sl "1 attention of Christ !i^^^^^^liil I mas sh°PPers to our *wfte> >iT^w very recent import^" tions of Gentlemen's |lp^^^^^^^ Wear, possessing all (ff^M^^^^^ those qualities sought by W^^^K^ People of refined taste. F\" I^3 \\ Smoking Jacket*. Pajamaii. Svr^/V^V C Malta Robes. .Night Shirts. \//;iV'^\-. / House HubeN. Underwear. V^^ey* liubrellaii. Collars. Canes. Scarf I'lna. <<■*.. . Neckwear, . Shirt Stadia. "If it came from M « - M « *I B A RNABrs ;n::.- b°""° he Will knOW it iS Hosiery. I'ull llr^» Shield*. gOOa. Suspender*. Steamer Ruga. Handkerchiefs. Opera Hula, CXI lldUy Nicollet IN MASSACHUSETTS. One of the most important points regarding the management of a life insurance company is the rules regarding the use of proxies. Life insurance companies are supposed to be controlled by the policy holders but obviously nearly all policy holders must vote by proxy. Therefore if the officers are permitted to use proxies indefinitely, especially permanent proxies, then the com pany becomes practically the property of the officers. The Massachusetts insurance law makes the proper provision upon this point. A proxy is valid for only three months, only twenty votrs may be cast by one person, and the officers can not either solicit or use a proxy at all. These simple but radical provisions make the officers responsible to the policy holders and furnish a practical guarantee of good management which is not equaled outside of Massachusetts. Your age and address to either of the undersigned will secure a specimen policy iin the old STATE MUTUAL LIFE of WORCESTER, MASS., with full particulars. C. W. VAX TUYL, GENERAL AGENT, 505-9 Lumber Exchange. SPECIAL AGENTS: AUGUSTUS WARREN, GEORGE B. GRAVES, GEO. A. AINSWORTH. ALLEN R. BEACH. JOHN E. CALHOUN. GEORGE A. CODE. GEO. L. NICHOLS, Fergus Falls, Minn. DRAFTS GAME BACK Confidence in "F. Ziegler, New Orleans," Was Misplaced. MINNEAPOLIS CLUB MEN BITTER He Was a Smooth Talker and Ap peared Familiar With Busi ness Conditions. "Black hair, eyes and moustache, slim of build, 5 feet 7 in height, dressed in ordinary black business suit, easy talker and business like,"' is the description of a man who was in the city Nov. 11 and 12, ostensibly F. Ziegler by name, from tho i city of Xew Orleans. Mr. Ziegler visited the PiUsbury-Washburn flouring mills here and made arrangements to have flour, breakfast foods, etc., sent to him. He made such a strong talk that samples were shipped to the wholesale firm of \ Schmidt & Ziegler, of which firm he rep- i resented himself as a member. Going to I a Minneapolis sugar broker, he stated that he was able to send all the sugar to Min neapolis that the broker wanted, and Incl- ' dentally knocked sugar off eight points for two or three days. Ziegler's next effort was the master stroke of the two days' stay In the city. To a wholesale grocery firm which had dealings with Schmidt & Ziegler, he ex hibited such an intimate acquaintance with the firm's business that a young member of the grocery concern, Impelled with a j desire to show Minneapolis' appreciation j of southern hospitality, introduce dhim at the Minneapolis Club to two or three members. On the following day one of I the clubmen cashed a draft for $100 made by Ziegler through a local batik. A week later the draft was returned with a state ment that no such signature was known. The young man who made the introduction promptly made good the $100 and admitted that he had been a little careless, but that Ziegler was in haste to get home, and as long as Minneapolis men had re ceived much hospitality at the hands of New Orleans, it was due one of that city to receive corresponding favors here. To make his position the stronger, the stranger asked to be referred to a jewelry store. Among the names mentioned he selected that of J. B. Hudson. He ordered $300 worth of Jewelry in the shape of two diamond rings and a handsome scarf pin, and reported to two or three business men that he had purchased goods at Hud son's. On inquiry it developed that he had left a draft for the amount with the understanding that he would later send measurements for the rings and would ex pect shipment of the goods as soon as re turns were received on the draft by Mr. Hudson. This draft also came back. The New Orleans firm reports that tfce men Is unknown to them. It is not known that any others were gulled in Minneapo lis, but the trail leads to Oshkosh, where he left a draft for $100 and it is under stood that Chicago and St. Louis were fields of fortune to the adventurer. With his address and his knowledge of the mat ters on -which he talked he could have secured more money in Minneapolis, but he appeared to stick at a round hundred. HANDY MAILING STATIONS The Department Store Branches Are Much Appreciated. The mailing accommodations furnished by three of the department stores during the holiday rush are greatly appreciated by their customers. Under the super vision of the local postofflce officials, these mailing stations furnish the facilities necessary for mailing parcels and register ing valuable ones. Collection carriers from the central postoffice make frequent calls for the parcels deposited at the branches which secures their dispatch in the mails as expeditlously as if mailed at the main office. The purpose of the department stores In establishing these branch offices is to save the women customers the trouble and annoyance incident to calling at the post offlce and the liability of finding it neces sary to stand for an hour in line at the stamp window and reigstry department. Postmaster Lovejoy has provided every facility to make the experiment a suc cess. j State Capitol News SURVEY OF GOY'T LANDS TIM BYRNES LABORING FOR IT About 3O Town»hipi in Miuoeiota Y«* Iniurveyed-Landi Closed Against Uomeiteadcri. Tim Byrnes, who is, back from Washing ton for a few days, called on State Audi tor Dunn this morning. He has beea laboring for a complete survey of govern ment lands in Minnesota, and believes that his efforts will be successful. He said this morning: The Interior department favors the sur vey, and the outlook is favorable for an ap iroprlation by congress for that purpose There are about thirty townships of gov ernment land, scattered over the northern counties, that have never been surveyed. When the work is done, sections 16 and 3t» o: each town will go to the stale aa school land, and whatever is found to be swamp laud will go to the state. The rest will then be open for homestead purposes. Much of It is agricultural land and wll b« takea up quickly by settlers. AFTER THE SCHOOL Austin Makes ••Dead Set" tor GlrU' Training School. i A delegation from Austin, headed by I Mayor C. M. West, waited on the state board of control this morning and sub mitted two propositions for the location of the girls' training school. i. One site includes 114 acres Just south of the corporate limits, adjacent to the Great Western and Milwaukee tracks, an.! Ito city water. The other, ninety acres iv j extent, is a mile farther south, also close to the tracks. It Joins the Cedar river, and has on it a flowing spring amply sufficient for water supply. Austin la I after the school in earnest, and says tha either site amounts to a donation of llu - 000. In the delegation was Senator Swen ingsen, R. E. Shepherd. Lyman D. Baud I and W. A. Nolan of Grand Meadow, mem : ber of the lower house. Delegations have recently waited on the board of control with offers of sites at Xew Ulm, Hlnckley and Pine City. Le Siipur a Candidate. A delegation from Le Sueur, .headed by C. ! M. Cosgrove. appeared before the state board j of control this afternoon to urge their ('lainis jto the girls' training school. They wade ai. offer of a free site. Petition (or Peterson. State Treasurer Block this morning circu lated a petition about the capitol asking for the reappointment of John Peterson, of New I*l m, as collector of customs, on the expira tion of his term this winter. It was gener ally signed by state officials. DEBATE WITHJVISCONSIN The Badger. Signify Wllllnvneaa to Meet tiophera. The University of Minnesota la to meet Wisconsin In debate this year, the debate to be held at Madison early in April. Ques tions will be submitted at once. Mlnue sota's team will be selected arbitrarily by the executive committee of the debating ant! oratorical board. Wisconsin has just signi fied her willingness to meet Minnesota on the platform. At the meeting of the Junior ball associa tion this morning, the list of committees u> have charge of arrangements for the Junior ball were read. Chairmen of the committees are as follows: Arrangements, Ray Knight; patronesses, J. McMartin; auditing, C. 8. Wil lis; decorations, Chester Tibbetar; press, Claude Haney; music, Harry Barlow: floor, Dana McMillan; programs, J. B. Ladd; re freshments, T. R. Johnson. TOO LATE TO CLASSIFY ANY OLD SOAP ANSWERS FOR THE laundry, but use exclusively Satin-Skin Soap for complexion, toilet or bath. A FE W~ FI RST^CLASS~EX PER IE X CED MEN as aollcitors. Address 7622, Journal.