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Chittenden's Report Likely to Settle
the Matter of a Government
A Million a Year None Too Much
to Keep This Water Way in
Good Condition/
Bpecitl to Th Journal.
' Sioux City. Iowa. Jan. 24.Captain H.
M. Chittenden, chief of United States en
gineers for the entire Missouri river and
the Yellowstone park, is preparing an ex
tensive report upon the condition of the
Missouri river, which is to decide the
fate of the stream. Whether or not con
gress will continue to appropriate money
to maintain the Missouri as a navigable
stream and to protect the shores from
its inroads, will largely depend upon the
recommendations of Captain Chittenden.
Pie will either recommend the discontin
uance of the work upon the river or ad
vise congress to set aside $1,000,000 a year
for .its maintenance.
"My report will be thorough." said Cap
tain Chittenden, "and will treat of the
advisability of continuing the expenditure
of money upon the river. The abolition
of the Missouri river commission by con
gress and the greatly reduced appropria
tions Indicate that many in that body
believe it is futile to continue the neces
sary allowances. It will require a round
million dollars annually to keep the river
In proper condition. The benefits from
this expenditure will be set forth in my
Beginning in 1871. congress has in thirty
years spent about $7,000,000 to make of
the Missouri a tractable stream. If the
appropriations are now discontinued, much
of the benefit of the money already ex
pended will be lost. The active Missouri
needs not much encouragement to shake
off all shackles.
Thf maintenance of the Missouri as a
navigable stream has served to increase
largely the volume of traffic. Owing to
the distances between railroads, the large
part of the river transportation in late
years has been upon the upper Missouri.
The report of Captain Chittenden for the
last year shows that the traffic ujibn the
upper Misosuri alone amounted to 68,388.-
000 pounds of freight, 11.492 head of cattle
and 756 passengers. In 1878. when the
Missouri was the sole means of transpor
tation for Montana shippers, the traffic
was 8.966.000 pounds and 2,000 passengers.
The eleven steamboats now plying upon
th upper Missouri are engaged solely in
hauling freight to and from the railroads.
There are stretches of fifty and seventy
live miles between the railroads on the
upper river, and to carry the freight to
,^ these roads the boats are maintained.
Of the million dollars which Captain
('hlttenden estimates will be needed as
on annual appropriation for the river, not
more than a fifth will be required to keep
the channel open for navigation. The
Missouri, exerting a pressure of 50.000
horsepower on its banks, has been eating
out trees and carrying them into the
channel for countless years. When the
government began In the early seventies
clearing the channel, it was necessary to
remove the accumulations of centuries.
Now all that is required is to take out
the debris of one year. It has cost but
$376,144.60 to keep open the entire upper
river since 1890. The very first expedi
tion up the Missouri from St. Louis in
1819 by the Longs-Yellowstone govern
ment fleet resulted in the wreck of the
Jefferson. From that time until 1870. 193
boats went to the bottom, 151 because of
snags. Since 1890 but eight boats have
sunk and only four because of snags.
There are few towns or cities along the
whole course of the Missouri river which
are not endangered by the propinquity of
the stream. Farcn lands are left to its
mercy. At times of high water, when
the corroding current is most vicious, one
may hear the boom of falling bluffs. Val
uable farms thus disappear In a week.
To save river fronts of towns! and cities
from a similar fate, the engineers have
built revetments. This is done by mak
ing mattresses of branches of trees, grad
ing the banks by. hydralic pressure and
sinking the mattresses. These are held
in place by large rock, and the large rock
is protected by several inches if smaller
stone, which prevents the river from
working Its way under the stone and
Kensett Carrie* Its Case Against North
wood to the Supreme Court.
NORTHWOOD. IOWA. County seat
wars seem to be epidemic In northern
Iowa. Worth county has one now. For
several years. Kensett people have been
trying to remove the county seat from
Northwood. and this year have made a
supreme effort.
The contest was fought before the peo
ple with petition and remonstrance and
when the result was placed before the
board of supervisors it was declared an
election should be held. The decision
was appealed from and taken to the dis
trict court, and at the September term
Judge Kelly sustained the remonstrance
nd declared no election should follow.
Kensett has carried the case to the
supreme court. Some interesting ques
tions will be brought up at the hearing.
Five Cases of Appendicitis In One Fam
lly Within a Year.
of appendicitis in one family within one
year Is the record at the home of Mr. and
Mrs. J. B. Dunn, living near St. An
thony. Physicians are somewhat puz
zled and are asking.^whether appendi
citis, like consumption, is hereditary. The
last four operations were successful.
Trainmaster B. G. Fallls, who recently
resigned his position with the Iowa Cen-
delicate nfcture, recently acquired and cBronio, reuniting in PAlNFHL DISCHARGES
YOl'NO MFNIf yon are troubled with night losses, exhausting drains, pimples,
bashfulness, aversion to society, stupidity, despondency, loss of energy, ambition and
self-confidence, which deprive yon of your manhood and absolutely unfit you for
study, business, pleasure or marriageIt you are thus afflicted, yon know the cause.
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are thousands of you troubled with weak, aching backs and kidneys, frequent pain-
ful urination and sediment In urine, Incapacity and weakness of functional organs
and other unmistakable signs ot nervous debility and premature decaj. Many die
ot this d'fflculty. Ignorant of the cause, which is the second stage of manly de-
cline. The most obstinate cases of this character treated with unfailing success.
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lo to 12:00 only. Address letters, H. to. I., Box 6&5, Minneapolis.
47-49 Washington Ave* S., Minneapolis. Minn.
Positively the lfcrgest and best equipped Medical Institute , ' '
for the xrettmenc of Diseases of Men in the Northwest ' - * -
Bimiramv .rttrowTW/t
tral. has accepted a position with the
Southern Railway at Charleston. S. C.
Miss Cora Brtinner, of Oilman, who at
tempted to commit suicide in this city
recently and was adjudged insane and
taken to the asylum.has been sent home as
cured. Physicians say her mental trouble
was caused from nervous strain due to
Schools of North and East Des Moines
Would Try the System.
DES MOINES, IOWA.The self-gov
ernment idea as exemplified in the schools
of Ida Grove has invaded the North Des
Moines high school and the microbe bids
fair also to become active in the West
Des Moines high school and to spread'over
the entire city. In North Des Moines,
the students have gone to the length of
preparing a petition to {he school board,
asking that authority be given for the
establishment of the self-government sys
tem in the assembly room. A similar
petition is expected to be started in the
West Des Moines high school soon.
Dr. J. F. Kennedy of the state board of
health, who has just returned from at
tending the convention of state boards of
health at Washington, says it is not im
probable that the most stringent action
will be taken against California on ac
count of the bubonic plague and that Iowa
and other states will decide to quarantine
against California.
The state railroad commission will hear
five important cases from Keokuk county
next Tuesday, in which there is a conten
tion between the Rock Island road and
farmers having land near it, over private
grade crossings. The farmers contend the
crossings are not adequate for the protec
tion of stock and that each crossing should
be provided with cattle guards and wing
fences. The question of whether the rail
roads can be required to so equip private
crossings has never been settled by the
commissiojiers. If it is decided the roads
should so equip private crossings, the
companies will be put to millions of dol
lars of expense.
SIOUX CITY, IOWAAn easterner,
whose name is withheld for the present,
has written to a Sioux City real estate
dealer to acquire the site of the grave
of War Eagle, the Santee Sioux Indian
chief, who Is buried within the city limits.
It is his plan to build a monument on the
site.A well-dressed young woman, a
school teacher, entered the Leeds lying
in-hospital a week ago with a story of a
man's perfidy. Yesterday she went vio
lently insane from her troubles and was
transferred to the Samaritan hospital.
She gave the fictitious name of Mamie
WATERLOO, IOWAThe most import
ant telephone deal ever consummated in
Iowa was closed yesterday. By it the
Comonwealth Telephone company, a new
corporation, acquires the lines of the Ce
dar Valley Telephone company, the county
telephone and telegraph system, the Wa
verly Telephone company, Hardin County
company, and the Parkersburg and La
porte. ^systems, all of which have been
closely affiliated with the Cedar Valley
of Waterloo. The capital of the company
is $900,000 and its principal place of busi
ness will be Waterloo.
Its new government building to Cost $85,-
000 Marshalltown is to have a Masonic
Temple costing about $125,000. The Ma
sonic Temple association elected the fol
lowing officers: President, J. L. Carney
vice president, C. J. Lander secretary,
Byron Webster treasurer, A. F. Balch.
There is talk of building a fine hotel in
connection with the temple and it is
probable the original location will be
changed and the plans of the association
CLINTON. IOWAProfessor A. A. Gay
lord, a teacher in the North Side public
Schools, is the defendant in a, divorce suit.
Cruelty and failure to support are charged.
Captain John Streckfus has purchased
a boat, one of the finest on the Ohio river,
to act as a companion boat to the Winona.
It will enter the Clinton-Davenport trade,
running opposite from the Winona.
Streckfus says he paid $40,000 for the new
and wife have returned to Whiting from
France, where Thorpe has just closed a
successful season as jockey on the
French turf. He was offered a large
salary by American and European horse
owners, but refused, preferring to re
main in America, as he has made a for
REINBECK, IOWAEndless litigation
is likely to follow as a result of the
failure of the creamery concern, Sheiber
& Merrick. The company operated cream
eries in Grundy Center and Berlin, Dins
dale. Crystal Center, Clutier and Dysart.
Tama county, and at this place. The
liabilities are $5,700 and the assets $2,700.
HORNICK, IOWAGus Wacholtz dis
appeared a year ago, being last seen
While hunting ducks. He was in town
yesterday, and was about to leave when
his identity became known. He said he
met some friends who induced him to go
to Chicago, where he has since been.
grand jury has found an indictment
against eight young men for gambling.
Those indicted are: John Davis, Jr..
Charles Moody. Charles Evans, Ora
Houston. John Vane, Harvey Payton, An
drew Carfer and Gordon Kilgore.
Titus E. Price,
G. S. Hutchinson,
Badger Legislators Would Get the
Troublesome Primary Question
Out of the Way.
"Stalwarts" Admonished to Hurry
if They Would Receive Full
Special to The Journal. GRAND RAPIDS. WIS.John F. Cool-
Madison. Wis.. Jan. 24.Chairman An- ey, one the proprietors ofplaced the Wiscon-
drew of the assembly committee on priv
ileges and elections, says his committee county jail for not complying with the
will take up consideration of the primary order of the circuit judge in paying $20
bills earlv next week. This means, among a month towards the support of his son.
other things, that the "stalwarts" will This order was made when his wife was
have to "hurry some" if thev expect to granted a divorce. He will remain in jail
.rpt thPiv hill in in timo to receive due. until he pays and gives security for fu
ture payments.
get their bill in in time to receive due
consideration. "We want to get the pri
mary bill settled and out of the way as
early as possible," Chairman Andrew said
when asked how soon the committee would
One report floating about the capitol
is that the Frear bill, which goes fur
ther than the Andrew measure, and pro
vides that delegates to national conven
tions, as well as state officers, congress
men and all the rest, shall be nominted
by the primary system, is the administra
tion bill. When asked as to the truth of
this report, a man who stands as close
to Governor La Follette as any one in the
state, said: "The administration bill will
be the one which comes to the governor
from the legislature, and which he signs.
There is no other administration bill."
But to the man who takes an unpreju
diced view of things, it looks as though
the Andrew bill is the one which has the
administration indorsement. For one
thing, Mr. Andrew is chairman of the
committee which will have the bill in
charge in the lower house, where the ad
ministration men are in a large majority.
It is not generally supposed that Mr. An
drew di-ew the bill himself, introduction
through the committee chairmen being the
usual method with bills having advance
indorsement. had died of starvation yesterday at 304
There are likely to be modifications of
oven the Andrew bill. Some of the as
semblymen who voted for the Stevens
bill two years ago, and its amendments,
do not talk as though they were ready
to vote for a bill which goes as far as
does the Andrew measure. Some of them
are not in favor of a bill which includes
state officers in the primary plan. Alto
gether, it looks as though the fight over
the primary bill will not lack much of
the spirit of two years ago.
Repayment of Inheritance Taxes.
The biir introduced by, Agsemblyman
E. W. Evans, providing for the repayment
of moneys derived from the inheritance
tax, declared invalid by the supreme
court, means, if it becomes a law, the
payment of about $60,000 out of the gen
eral fund. The exact amount derived by
the state from this source during 1901
and the part of 1902 during which it was
enforced, is $59,767.14, while the percent
age retained by the several counties in
the state during the same period, under
the law. amounted to $10,518.79. A list
of the estates which have paid the tax is
given in the last report to the secretary of I patched.Louis Stadler stabbed^an Italian
state. . in self-defense at Hanusck's saloon in
It is conceded to be no more than fair Ramsey, and had to be brought here for
that the money should be paid back, safety as the wounded man's friends
and the bill is likely to become a law. At
the same time a new bill is expected from
the state tax commission which will tax
Inheritances, and keep within the bounds
prescribed by the supreme court.
A petition for the enactment of a law
to tax safety deposits in banks was in
troduced in the assembly by Mr. Cady
yesterday, coming from his constituents in
Wood county. It proposes to amend the
taxation laws by requiring county as
sessors to take from bank records the
names of depositors and the amount of
their books to the assessors.
Commlsioner's Report.
The firstmatter of interest the coming
week will be the report of the state tax
commmission. This will probably go to
the legislature Monday evening. Some
of its recommendations have been fore
casted in the governor's message, but
there is.still much uncertainty as to
whether it will make a straight recom
mendation for the taxation of the propor
ty of quasi-public corporations on their
property valuation, or also Include a
recommendation for an increase in the
license rate.
Handsome Society Woman of Oconomo
woc Attacks Lawyer John A. Kelly.
OCONOMOWOC. WIS.On the principal
thoroughfare of this city, in the presence
of many men, women and children, John
A. Kelly, one of the most prominent law
yers In this part of the state, was beaten
with a horsewhip by Mrs. Thomas Ryan,
a well known and handsome society
\ The whipping was the outcome of a
law suit in which Thomas Ryan, husband
of the woman who created the sensation,
was plaintiff, and Frank Rohloff and Al
bert Kiepert defendants. Kelly was Kie
pert's lawyer, and succeeded in having his
client acquitted.
In his closing argument Kelly said sev
eral unpleasant things concerning Mrs.
Ryan's character.
BLAIR, WIS.A meeting of stock rais
ers was held this week to induce the
Green Bay road to furnish better facili-
Recently Completed at a Cost of $25,000. It J,s Constructed of
: Jails-Granite. -'^,\,:^ls^ -^*--*
nVTTm1irT\T\TT 1 A O / \ T T O TATTT\T A T : . .
F. W. Ryan,
P. D. Knbg,
Columbia. .
ties. The Green Bay officials say they
have made arrangements which they
think will be satisfactory. Formerly the
stock was transferred to the North
western road at Marshland, but a good
connection is not made there and so the
stock is brought on to East Winona,
where it is transferred to a stock train on
the Burlington road and sent on w}th but
little delay.
advancement company has a committee
at work investigating tobacco raising,
with a view of greatly,increasing the acre
age in the county, as it proved a paying
crop last year.J. W. Snow, who has a
water power four miles from the newly
incorporated village of Alma Center, has
contracted to furnish the village with elec
tric light and is putting in the plant. The
contract is for five years.
n Valleof y Leader, has been in the
MARSH FIELD, WIS.The organiza
tion of the Central Wisconsin State Fair
association was perfected. C. I. Morrison
was elected president, W. W. Noll, treas
urer, and George H. Welton, secretary.
To raise sufficient funds to carry out the
project it was resolved to sell 500 mem
bership shares at $10 a share.
HUDSON, WIS.Word was received
from Gordon, Wis., that William Krienke
of this city died of smallpox in Cornell
Bros.' camp near that place.
HURLEY, WIS.Anton Brocco. a mar
ried man. was killed at the Montreal mine
this morning by falling ore. One other
was injui-ed.
of the Ontorfagon river and tfife success of
the Hamilton will result in their being
opened, thus enlarging the extent of the
Lake Superior copper district.
BESSEMER, MICH.A Finlander had
a contest with an old buck that almost
cost him his life. The buck pinned the
Finn against a tree lacerating him with
his fore feet. The struggle continued until
help arrived and the buck was dis-
sought to lynch him.A tramp peddler,
known as Frank Willard. was caught in
the store house at the Palmer mine.
ELK POINT, S. D.The engagement is
announced of William Vance Hughes of
Bismarck, N. D., son of Captain and Mrs.
Alexander Hughes of Minneapolis, and
Miss Minna Beggs of Chicago, daughter
of Mr. and Mrs. C. W. Beggs. It is ex
pected the wedding will take place in
June.Ulysses Eslick and Miss Tlllie
Boufc, both of this place were married at
Le Mars, Iowa.
Countryman and Mrs. Costley were mar
ried last evening. Rev. E. J. Evans, D. D.,
rector of Trinity Episcopal church, offic
iating. The wedding came as a surprise
to many friends hei*e. Both stand high
in social circles of the city and the judge
is one of the most substantial business
men of Watertown.
has been arrested and returned to this
place from Fullerton. Neb., for an as
sault committed on Mary Dale of What
Cheer three years ago. Three other., men
were sent to the penitentiary for partici
pation in the same crime.
Jehu Rhodes have just celebrated their
sixty-ninth anniversary. Mr. Rhodes -was
born in 1814 and Mrs. Rhodes in 1816.
NEWTON, IOWAThe little daughter
of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Meredith was poi
soned by eating red colored candy and
died in an hour.
ler, a jeweler, has filed a petition in bank
ruptcy. The liabilities are $5,670 and the
assets $3,100, ,
. .INDIANjOLA, IOWA.Andrew Carne
gie has donated $10,000 for a public library
Wm. M. Brown,
Michigan and St. Louis Men Are Prepar
ing to Re-open It.
CALUMET, MICH.The old Hamilton
copper mine, lying west of the Ontonagon
river and a few miles north of Matchwood
on the line of the Duluth, South Shore
& Atlantic railway in Ontonagon county,
Is to be re-opened by Dr. J. H. Moore
of Ironwood, W. R. Hopkins of Iron River
and by St. Louis men. Captain John Fln
nigan of Ramsey will have charge and a
small number of men will be employed at
the start.
The Hamilton was opened in 1864. It
includes the Hamilton, Trap Rock, Essex
and Windsor properties, comprising, a
tract of 480 acres in sections 1 and 12,
49-41. It is regarded:a,s a promising mine.
In the early days the fine copper escaped,
but with the present improved methods
of milling it is1
saved. There,aYe',cseveril'fi8ie
e^jsjetebf-'the ore will b o
mines west
0. E. Lawson,
Big Springs.
Montana Mining Man May Be Able
to Save the Judge From
Two-thirds Vote Is Necessary to Oust
and the Senate Is Rather
Special to The Journal.
Butte, Mont., Jan. 24.Judge Harney,
when interviewed by The Journal
as to his opinion regarding the institu
tion of impeachment proceedings against
him by the legislature, a resolution hav
ing been passed by the house charging
him with misdemeanor and malfeasance
in office, said:
"If I were inclined to talk I searcelS'
know what could be said that would be
new or interesting to the public. The
whole matter and everything that has led
up to it has been thoroughly exploited in
the public print, and little or nothing is
left to say at this time."
When asked if he did not believe the
disbarment proceedings instituted by him
against A. J. Shores, chief counsel of the
Amalgamated, led up to the action of the
house in seeking to impeach him, he re
plied. "I presume it did."
Judge Harney declared he would con
tinue to hold court as usual and this fore
noon called his calendar.
The impeachment proceedings begun in
the legislature caused a sensation in this
city and has been the one subject of con
versation. It is the belief in local po
litical circles of Butte that Heinze can
muster enough' votes in the senate to
prevent the two-thirds vote necessary to
oust Harney from the bench.
BUTTE, MONT.As a result of the po
lice raid upon nickel-in-the-slot machines
the city council will appoint a committee
to investigate the charges that certain
officials', arc guilty of "grafting." Ald
erman Duggan says he can produce three
witnesses who wm testify that certain
city officials have been receiving month
ly sums for allowing the gambling games
to run.
MISSOULA, MONT.The question as
to whether a railroad company has the
legal right to blacklist a discharged em
ploye is to be heard in the Montana
courts. Robert Harkness, formerly a fire
man, is the plaintiff and the Northern
Pacific is the defendant in a suit for
$1,999 damages as the result of alleged
blacklisting by the company. '
vigation company will shortly give the
C. E. Benbow airship its'first trial. This
machine will be entered into the contest
at St. Louis for the $100,000 prize of
fered for the most dirigible airship. Pro
fessor Carl E. Mayers, of Frankfort, N.
Y., is at work on the gas bag, which will
be the largest ever made.
Lindess of Glendlve yesterday arrested J.
II. Hughes, a railroad man who is wanted
at Glendive and DickinsonA N. IX. on
charges of theft. He is alleged to have
made way with a watch at Glendive.
HELENA, MONT.The state humane
society has been incorporated. State
Treasurer A. H. Barrett, General C. D.
Curtis and Edward C. Russell, all of
Helena, are trustees.
Winona Unions Preparing to Protest
Against a Municipal Policy.
WINONA, MINN.Organized labor is
preparing to enter a protest if the plan is
carried out of utilizing the. firemen in the
operation of the . city electric lighting
plant, the contract for which the city
council awarded this week. Unionists
say such action would not only impair
the efficiency of the fire department, but
would be detrimental to the members of
the local union of electrical wbrkers. The
unions are not opposed to municipal own
ership of a lighting plant, but want it
run on a civil service basis.
L. E. Larson has received notification
of his reappointment as deputy oil In
spector by Lenton G. Warner, the state
oil inspector.
Several carloads of Winona-made
wagons were shipped this week to Johan
nesburg and Cape Town, Africa. Other
shipments will be made until the first of
April. -
The following resolution, addressed to
the state board of health, was unani
mously adopted by^ the state master
"We respectfully request your honor
able bc&y to use your influence in all
ways possible to secure more strict en
forcement of the sanitary laws of this
state, and to strive to have the same
amended so they will apply to all cities
and towns having sewerage and water
works, as we realize and believe that it
is just as injurious to health to have de
fective plumbing and sewerage work done
in a small city or town as a large city
and we would recommend that if neces
sary the laws be changed so all cities
and towns shall have a competent plumb
ing inspector, that all work be inspected."
Tidy Sum for Necessities If Whisky is
Kept From Them.
CASS LAKE, MINN.The long-deferred
Indian payment is at last to take place.
Major Scott, acting Indian agent, has pre
pared the following itinerary for the sev
eral reservations:
Commence paying at Leech lake Jan.
27. Leave for Red Lake agency the 30th,
and commence paying at Gross Lake Feb.
2 and Red Lake Feb. 4 and 5. Leave Red
Lake the 6th and pay off at Cass Lake
on the ?th leave for Bena on the 8th,
paying there the 9th, 10th and 11th. Then
to McGregor, returning to Leech lake
about the 14th and continue payments
there until all Indians are paid.
The amounts per capita are $19.40 for
stumpage money and $5.12 regular an
nuity. The payments wilt put a large sum
of money into circulation. If whisky cah
be kept away from the Indians they will
spend the money for the necessities of
life. ,
PRESTON, MINN.A special election,
was held to fill the vacancy in the Office
of mayor. A. W. Thompson, who had
been mayor for three years, resigned on
account of his removal to St. Paul, where
he is deputy state auditor. S. A. Langum,
secretary of the senate, was a candidate,
*ut was defeated by T. L. Donovan, land-
J. H. Carroll,
De Set.
TAWTTAVV O 1QA9 -. . , '"'.-'%- '*-r X"!^,'--'*'! Q "
JANTIAR^^A, 1903
N. P. Bromley,
lord of the principal hotel. Donovan re
ceived 145 votes, Langum 93, and George
W. Hard 22.
A. K. Ware Oratorical Prize Won by A.
A. Reece of the Former.
NORTHFIELD, MINN.The fourth an
nual oratorical contest between repre
sentatives of the senior class of St. Olaf
and Carleton colleges for the prize of $50
offered by Mayor A. K. Ware of this city
took place last evening in the Ware
auditorium. St. Olaf was represented by
S. Mosby and A. A. Reece, and Carleton
by Fin ley E. Eastman and Paul J. Wedge.
First place was given to A. A. Reece of
St. Olaf, whose subject was "The Issue
of the Age," and second place went to
Paul J. Wedge of Carleton, who spoke on
"The Principles of Democraej'."
The judges on thought and composition
were Dr. Ellery W. Davis, dean of the
University of Nebraska Dr. S. B. Spar
ling of the University of Wisconsin, and
Dr. S. D. Hutsinpiller of Minneapolis.
Judges on delivery were Rev. F. A. Cone
of this city, Eugene McDermott of the
University of Minnesota and Dr. Frost Of
Minneapolis. The contest was very close,
requiring the marking of delivery to de
cide it. Music was furnished by the St.
Olaf band and the Carleton Glee club.
Officers Did Not Know Dodd Was Dead
Until Hospital Was Reached.
DULUTH, MINN.Dead, his form rigid
and sitting upright in the cutter, his
glassy eyes staring straight in front of
him Alexander Dodd was driven through
the streets of Duluth yesterday by Lieu
tenant Briggs of the local police, who did
not discover he had for his companion a
corpse until the Red Cross hospital was
reached. Dodd was ill and was being
taken to the hospital for treatment. Ex
posing to the cold air brought on deadth.
Albert Green, a farmer, was convicted
of perjury in the district court here for
having sworn falsely to the clerk of court
when he applied for a license to wed. Mrs.
Jennie Devard, his bride, it appears, was
divorced from her husband less than six
months from the time Green made his
application. Green had been informed of
the law in such cases, but declared there
was no legal impediment to hie marriage.
Word has been received that Ray Halt,
son of a Bay City attorney, whose unac
countable disappearance from here last
November has given his parents endless
worry, is holding a situation in Cripple
ST. JAMES, MINN.Mrs. Harry Miller,
who was injured in the Hotel Forsyth
fire, is recovering.An oratorial contest
is being arranged between the local high
school and Redwood Falls.A band is be
ing organized with Felix Lochner as
leader.There are several cases of scar
let fever in the city.
Municipal league, recently
adopted a resolution opposing the em
ployment and payment of a private sec
retary to the mayor and announced it as
its purpose to. institute an action to re
cover any money paid to such secretary.
EXCELSIOR, MINN.The town hall
was sold at auction this morning to An
drew Tharalson for $3,010. The yillage ot
Excelsior owned a two-ninths interest in
the building and the township the remain
der. Mr. Tharalson purchased for the
ception last evening S. S. Lewis, former
ly owner and editor of the Beacon, but
now at Pelican Rapids, was presented a
handsome gold watch and chain. Several
hundred people were in attendance.
, SLEEPY EYE, MINN.August Steinke
attempted to kill his wife by shooting
her. He is under arrest.
Christian Rempfer,
Blue Lead of Hill City District Expected
to Make a Mine.
HOT SPRINGS, S. D.Vic Courier, a
well known miner of the Hill City mining
district, gives a very encouraging report
of the mining industry in that section,
and particularly of the Blue Lead, where
he says a rich copper strike has recently
been made which assures the future suc
cess of an enterprise that has been
watched for years with more than ordin
ary interest. His account would indicate
that the Blue Lead will soon be classed
with the leading copper producing mines
of the country.
It is reported that' while doing the an
nual assessment work on the Grand
Junction and Hartford mines, about^ seven
miles northwest from Custer, a rich strike
was made on the Hartford. The ore,
which is a sulphide is said to be very
rich in the precious metal but just how
rich has not yet been determined. The
Grand Junction has an immense vein of
ore and for about sixty feet in width it
should pay well when properly treated.
II is reported that Jeff McDermott,
formerly of Custer, has opened a rich
claim In the Klondike country, for which
he. has beep, offered $200,000.
Sam Scott,, on his return frpm Iron
Mountain, where he has been doing the
asessment -work On a group of mining
claims, exhibited some fine large speci
mens of peacock ore which he purposes
to have sawed into convenient sizes for
paper weights. The ore is of the finest
It's worse than troublesomeIt's dangerous and should I
be cured. . .s
will relieve the cough and remove the danger at oncephy-|
siciansuse it and say it is the best because it is the only J[
Emulsion combining the pure Norwegian Cod Liver Oil *
and Iron and PhosphorusEasy to take easily assim- '
ilated by the most delicate stomachCures colds and
all throat and lung troubles, prevents pneumonia
and consumption.
- Your druggist should have It. H he hasn't send BO cents to the
organized, \ ciation organized yesterday afternoon.
The president is James Holes vice presi
dent, J. A. Johnson secretary, A. F.
Family of Four, a Widow and Three
Children, Spend a Night in
a Snowdrift.
Single Fur Robe to Cover Them
Feet and Faces of the
Party Frozen.
Spseial to The Journal.
Grand Forks, N. D Jan. 24.Mrs. John
State, a widow, her son, 17 years of age,
and two daughters, 8 and 10 years or age,
experienced the mosl thrilling escape from
death in a North Dakota blizzard that
has been recorded for many years.
After spending the day on their farm,
four miles from Hannah, they started for
town at 7 o'clock In the evening. They
had progressed but a short distance when
a whiffletree broke and the horses escaped
from the driver.
The storm broke with terrific fury, and
in attempting to follow the team the
sleigh and blankets were lost, though the
fur robe was retained. There was but
one avenue of escape from perishing and
that was^adopted. The boy scooped out
a deep hole in a snow drift and into this
the four crawled and covered themselves
with the robe.
The snow drifted over them and they
were nearly frozen to death, the mother
for eight seemingly interminable hours
fairly fighting to keep her children awake.
At 3 o'clock in the morning the storm
abated somewhat and the mother dragged
the children from the snow bank and by
persuasion and threats urged them for
ward toward Hannah, where two hours
afterwards they staggered into a hotel,
completely exhausted, the boy with his
feet frozen and one of the girls with her
face badly frozen, and all with their
fingers frost bitten.
The nerve of the mother is considered
one of the most remarkable exhibitions
under trying circumstances ever recorded
in the history of North Dakota blizzards.
Eight-Hour Day and About 35 Cents a
Ton the Basis.
FARGO, N. D.The organization of the
lignite miners in this state is progressing
quietly but effectually. The miners are
starting with an eight-hour day and will
receive about 35 cents a ton. It is esti
mated that the average miner will get
from $2.50 to $3 a day of eight hours. As
the union gets more firmly established, the
organizers assert there will be more out
side and experienced miners attracted to
this section and it is predicted that the
output of the mines will be greatly in
creased with experienced men.
The North Dakota Poultry association
closed its exhibition last evening after a
four days' session. The organization had
a better exhibit this year than usual and
the prospect is brighter for next year. A
bill is pending before the legislature for a
small annual appropriation.
The district court jury In the case of
William Ross vs. the Northern Pacific
gave the plaintiff $1,000 damages. Ross
was a section hand and while pumping a
handcar the handle broke, throwing him
upon the track. The car ran over his
body and the injuries, he asserts, are
such that he is permanently incapacitated.
He sued for $12,000. The case will bo
The Cass County Old Settlers' asso-'
'Bar of Northern Counties Asks It and
Protests Against Palda.
DONNYBROOK. N. D.The members
of the Ward, McHenry and Pierce county
bar assembled at Minot pursuant to a call
for the purpose of preparing a bill to be
presented to the legislature to organize
a new judicial district, to be known as
the eighth judicial district, and adopted
resolutions to that end without one dis
senting vote. The convention adopted an
amended bill prepared by a committee ap
pointed at a previous meeting and sent
it with a committee to Bismarck to be
presented to the legislature and to urge
its passage before the judiciary commit
tee. V
By the terms of the proposed bill Bot
tineau, Pierce, McHenry, Ward and Wil
liams counties will be included in the new
district. Thirty-nine members of the bar
were present or represented by proxy.
A. M. Christianson of Towner took the
bill to Bismarck and with Alfred Blais
dell and C. Aurland of Minot will appear
before the legislature.
A protest was adopted against the ap
pointment of L. J. Palda as judge of the
proposed .district.
V1RDIQREE, NEB.The bank of Ver
dlgree did not open for business yester
day. State Bank Examiner Fred Whitte
tnore is in charge. L. F. Messman of
Pawnee City is sole owner. He is a
young man and inexperienced, and the
failure is attributed to this.
Washington, D. C. (Special.)The fol
lowing patents were issued this week to
Minnesota and Dakota Inventors, as re
ported by Wllltamson & Mer
chant. Patent Attorneys. 925-936 Guaranty
building, Minneapolis. Minn.: R. P.
Anderson. St. Paul, Minn., veneering E.
P. Arsneau, Duluth, Minn., derrick A. H.
Baughman, Jackson, Minn., scoop S. E.
Minneapolis, Minn., disk drill J.
Drake, Tracy, Minn., boller*flu* H.
H. Dreyer. Sentinel Butte. N. D.. trigger
tongue E. H. Imlay. Minneapolis, Minn.,
nail j J. Johnson, Minneapolis. Mihn.,
water purifier L. C. Lewiston, Adams,
Minn., wire fence-gate B. Lungren,
Alexandria, Minn., combined water-heater
and washing machine W. Stephenson,
St. Louis Park, Minn., scraper I. F. Wal
lace and W. L. Kellogg, Minneapolis,
Minn., exhaust mechanism.
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