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MINESOTA
ON, SEA AND LAND
Colonel Bobleters Fine War Record
Under the New Law New Ulm Ex-
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in Both Anns of the Military
pects HeWil Head.the
::*.' State Troops.
Special to 1'he Journal.
New Ulm. Minn., April 14.-The passage
of the Eberhardt military bjil and its c f
lfct upon the personnel of the official
lamily of the slate militia, brings Colonel
Bobleter of this city once more into promi
nence In different' parts of the state, lie
has for years been the ranking officer of
the slate guard and his elevatton to theduty
place now occupied by General Bend is
conceded.
.The new bjll provides that militia, offi
cers cannot retain their rank longer than
ten years without a re-election, but they
may become candidates to succeed them
selves. The prominent officers affected
l the i bill are Brigadier General Bend.
Colonel Joseph Bobleter, Lieutenant
Colonel G. VV. Meade, of the Second infan
try and Lieutenant Colonel C. E. Johnson
or the Third. Since General Bend has
loen at the head of the state troops since
tho creation of the office, there is little
reason to believe he will succeed in secur
ing a re-election, and besides that it is
thought he will bo willing to step out and
permit the one next in line to be honored
with the advancement.
From the point of service and persistent
effort to create and hold in organization
the state troops. Colonel Bobleter is en
titled to this honor more than any other
man. He organized the first militia com
pany in the state thirty-two years ago.
At that early time there was no provision
for the maintenance of the organization,
but the difficulties with the Indians being
si ill fresh in the minds of the people of
this part of the slate they realized the
necessity of the troops and the value of
having an organization to call upon in
case of an emergency and the colonel gave
treely of his time and money towards
keeping the company in shape. This pre
caution was shown to be wise when the
building of the North-Western road into
the city brought a rough class of men
here and the militia was called out on
short notice to quell the riots at this place
and at Tracy, under the command of
Colonel Bobleter, then captain.
In i addition to the service Colonel Bob
leter has seen in the militia he has a brill
iant army record. Enlisting in the army
at the early age of 16, he participated in
the battle of Arkansas and Mississippi,
and on account of disability was mustered
out in 1863. Immediately upoti his return
to this city he re-engaged his service with
Captain Nix"s command of mounted
rangers and left for Fort Snelling, but the
examining officer would not take him.
Nothing daunted, he left for the naval re
cruiting station at St. Paul: where his:
services were accepted and he assigned
to the flag ship of Admiral Porter. H e
was in several engagements and Was badly
wounded at one time, "barely escaping the
loss of one foot. After being discharged
from the navy he enlisted in the Second
Iowa cavalry, and when peace was de
clared and the. volunteer army was dis
banded he enlisted in the Thirty-first
United States infantry, from which he was
discharged as a corporal in 1868, his term
of enlistment having expired.
L'pon his return to this city he organized
the original Company A, the men calling
themselves the. "New Ulm Guard." There
were two battalions of infantry and Mr.
Bobleter was made major of the organiza
tion. About that time there was a bill
introduced asking for an appropriation of
$.1 for each enlisted man, leaving the men
to furnish the uniforms and other ac
coutrements. This bill was turned down,
and the officers, disgusted at the penuri
ousness of the state, resigned their com
missions and disbanded Ithe companies.
This left the state with no military pro
tection arid Colonel Bobleter. quick to see
the danger, reorganized the Ne w Ul m
company, and for two years he maintained
it. Then it was mustered, into what was
know as the "Governor's Guards," in
which Mr. Bobleter held the rank of cap
tain. It was soon after this that the
trouble at Tracy arose and Governor Pills
bury telegraphed Captain Bobleter to have
the company ready on short notice to
march to the scene of riot, and immedi
ately after came the order to proceed.
The' quelling of this riot gave an impetus
to the formation of the state militia and
from it dates the growth of the organiza
tion. Upon the formation of the second
regiment Captain Bobleter was made
colonel, being the senior officer in the
guard.
Upon the breaking out of -the Spanish
American war, the colonel was among the
first to offer his command to the United
States and it was mustered in as thewas
Twelfth Minnesota and went to Chica
maugua park where it awaited thru the
summer the termination of that struggle.
The calling of the election to determine
who will succeed General Bend is left with
Adjutant General Libbey, and it is ex Holcomb
pected he will make the call in a few
weeks.
THREE HUNDRED GUESTS
Preparations at Excelsior for a Campfire
May 12.
EXCELSIOR. MINN.Extensive prepa
rations are being made for the campfire of
the G. A. R. on May 12. The Upper and
lower stories of the town hall have been
engaged, and supper will be served to 300
guests at 6 o'clock. The entertainment!
will take place in the upper hall. Among
the speakers will be Judge Hughes of
Minneapolis, formerly a resident of Min
nctonka. Music of a high class and other
features wil make an interesting program.
After the campfire proper, a dance will be
given.
The Gentlemen's Whist club has been
entertained by the members of the Lason
dles' Whist club each Friday night during
the winter, and at the end of the winter
THE OLD RELIABLE
POWDER
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TODAYS TElvEGRH,PHIC NEWSllOr THEIINORTHWPST
Service.
Absolutely Pure
THERE IS NO SUBSTITUTE.
^ / TUESDA Y EVENING ,
season the gentlemen reciprocated by in
viting the laflies ti a banquet at the Samp
son house. Th e number of guests was
limited to twenty-five, and plates were $1
each. The banquet lasted nearly three
hours, during which time eight courses
were, served- After the supper a social
hour was spent at euchre.
The work on the new casino is prog
ressing rapidly. The building has already
reached a height of two stories. Numer
ous propositions have already been re
ceived by the pi-oprietors for the use of
the pavilion by conventions, and it prom
ises to become a popular resort. It will
probably be ready for the opening early in
June.
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'CHEERFUL CHARLEY,"T HE MITTER
Taken From Duluth to Stillwater to Be
gin His Sentence.
DULUTH. MINN."Cheerful Charley"
Howard, the Minneapolis big mitt man,
was taken to Stillwater to-day to servo
his three-and-one-half year sentence.
Minneapolis authorities will not now be
able to subpoena him as a witness in the
Ames case.
Ten special policemen were placed on
at the Northern Pacific docks
protect the men who have been hired to
take the place of the striking freight
handlers.
A party of twenty Duluth capitalists will
go to St. Paul Saturday to witness the
test of an ore smelter which, it is said,
will turn out the finest cast steel from
the black or titanic ore.
Five native men of Montenegro arrived
in West Duluth after having walked the
entire distance from Chicago, coming by
way of St. Paul. They were on the* road
twenty days. They had tickets to Du
luth. but while in Chicago they were
robbed and started for St. Paul with but
$10 between them.
Over 300 union freight handlers, work
ing on the docks, went on a strike yes^
terday for a higher wage scale.
The men ask 40 cents an hour on piece
work and 30 cents an hour for steady
work. They also say they will not work
later than midnight. The men were get
ting "26 cents an hour for steady work
and 30 cents an hour for piece work when
they struck.
The gas deal between the city and the
Zenith Furnace company includes a
double price for gas. 90 cents a thousand
feet for cooking and lighting, and 75 cents
for gas grates and heating. These prices,
low as they are, are subject to reduction
as the consumption increases. Even at
these maximum prices Duluth will have
cheaper gas than any city in America.
The Zenith company will make, from the
start. 300.000.000 feet annually, which is
'way above the present local consump
tion. When the company enlarges its
iron making capacity, its gas production
will be increased also.
Non-union machinists imported by the
Clyde Iron Works to take the place of
those refusing to work, are boarded at the
Spalding hotel, the swell hotel of the city.
It seems they are unable to get meals at
any restaurant or at any other hotel. It
is said the Clyde is paying these men a
very high wage. The men demanded the
same hours as at other shops, but were
not granted them.
CLOSES HIS PASTORATE
Rev. Mr. Brandt of Pipestone Will Have
a Charge Near Chicago.
PIPESTONE, MINN.Rev. Frank Er
win Brandt closed his pastorate on Sun
day. In a few days he will leave for Chi
cago near which place he will fill an ap
pointment. During Sunday morning's
service, a circle of lady friends of Mrs.
Lucy Whigam. deceased, presented the
church with a cross in her memory. A
handsome point lace altar cloth was pre
sented to the church by Mrs. Ruth Far
mar, . ,
Rev/O. TT Langfltt. of Marengo. Iowa
occupied the Presbyterian pulpit on
Easter. Mr. Langfltt will probably be
tendered a call from this church. A t the
close of the sermon at the Baptist church
on Easter evening five persons were bap
tized. On Easter morning, Rev. D. C.past
McColm received eleven Into the Metho
dist church.
A meeting of the firemen's committee
having in charge the arangements for the
state firemen's convention to be held in
Pipestone in June. 1904, met at the office j
of G. G. Stone, the vice president. Im -
portant preliminary matters were dis
cussed. The committee has decided to be
sure of raising $1,000 before accepting the
convention.
The comedy, "Captain Racket" is being
rehearsed by a home talent cast for pre
sentation at the Ferris grand in the near
future under the auspices of the Episcopal
church. Miss Louise K. Marshall, late of
the Columbia School of Oratory, Chicago,
will head the cast.
Miss Orpha Potter, of this city, was
elected a delegate to represent the Metho
dist Sunday school at the state convention
at Mankato. -
CONDUCTOR INJURED
Babcock of the Cnatfield-Zumbrota Line
Struck by a Brake. -
ROCHESTER. MINN.Conductor Frank
Babcock of the Chatfield-Zumbrota branch
on the Chicago & North-Western railway,
injured in this city yesterday. While
superintending some switching in the
north yards he was struck by a brake in
front of the VanDusen elevator. H e was
taken to his home in Chatfield.
David Bradley. Clara Everstine. Mattie
and Eliza Olin was elected dele
gates to attend the state Sunday school
convention at Mankato.
The loss on the Metropolitan theater by
the recent fire has been adjusted by the
Home Insurance company of Ne w York
and Manager Reid is putting the building
in repair. He will open the season on May
day with the German Theater company of
Milwaukee as the attraction.
ST. OLAF'S SPRING TERM
Opening Day at NorthfieldAnnual
of Department.
NORTHFIELD. MINN.St. Olaf college
opened to-day for the spring term after a
week's vacation.The Farmers* Elevator
company of Vermillion recently elected
officers as follows: President, Joe Kera
mer vice president, J. P. Stoffel secre
tary, V. F. Rother manager. J. J. Ger
gan treasurer. E. N. Wallerios.L. O. Ol
of Lyle has been appointed agent of
the Milwaukee vice L. W. Donsman. pro
moted to traveling auditor of the company
for South Dakota.The twenty-eighth an
nual ball of the Northfield fire depart
ment was held last evening at the armory.
OLD PRINTER KILITED
Kerr Was for Many Years a Resident of
Winona.
WINONA, MINN.Ra7 Dalton, secre
tary of the Winona TypOijraphical union,
has received a telegram from Castel Rock.
Col., announcing the killing by a train at
that place of David P. Kerr, a member of
Winona Typographical, union, and for
many years a resident of Winona.
Ladies of the Philharmonic society
scored a big success last evening with a
minstrel performance, given at Philhar
monic hall. The entertainment was called
the "Belles qf Blackville." and followed
along the lines of a regular minstrel^ per
formance with songs and specialties. '
BRAKEMAN KILLED
Budde Said to Have a Wife and Child at
ALBERT LEA, MINN.Henry Budde,
a brakeman on tl\e Illinois Central was
killed by b'ehig under a gravel chute that
was crushed by a box car. He.was 23
years of age and his home was in Charles
City. Iowa, where it is said he had a wife
and child.
# The new city government Will be iniu-
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gurated Tuesday, the 21st. The new city
hall, pavement and sewers are among the
improvements expected in the next two
years.
The basement walls to the new Carnegie
library are being put in and the contract
ors are preparing to rush the work.
Last year the people voted to purchase
fair grounds, but nothing has been done
except'to make some investigations that
have been fruitless. Sites that were in
spected have proved too small or Were not
for sale. It was hoped grounds could be
secured and a fair held this fall, but such
may not be possible.
WADENA, MINN.The Knights Tem
plar attended the Easter morning service
at the Methodist church in a body. . The.
church was decorated and appropriate
rquslc was sung. In the evening the
Knights and the Blue Lodge attended the
services in the Episcopal church.
RED LAKE FALLS MINN.At a pub
lic meeting the citizens decided to grant a
thirty-year franchise to the company
making the most advantageous proposi
tion for waterworks . system. Modern
waterworks and sewerage system wiilbe
installed this season.
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CROOKSTON, MINN.Albert Prince, a
fireman on the Canadian Pacific running
out of Toronto. Ont , was in Crookston
yesterday on his way to Nash. N . D. H e
is searching for his wife, who left him
several months ago with a man named
William Harvey.
FAIRMONT, MINN.Fire at Northrop
last night wiped out Cross & Sadar's gen
eral stock and the Woodman building.
The loss on stock is $6,000 on building,
$1,500 insurance, on stock. $3,500 on the
building, $800. The cause of the fire is
unknown.
BRAINERD, MINN.Gus Peterson, a
prosperous farmer, dropped dead just as
he reached the shore, after fighting his
way through the river. H e could not
swim and was in the water about two
hours before he reached the shore.
MANKATO, MINN. Rudolph A.
Throdahl. wagon driver for the Exchange
Steam laundry, is said to have disap
peared with $200 of his employer's money.
J. R. Wysong, proprietor of the laundry,
swore out a warrant yesterday.
RED WING, MINN.Red Wing will
have a large candy factory. Capital stock
has been subscribed to the amount of $60,-
000 and articles of incorporation will be
filed at once.
ZUMBROTA, MINN.Rev. Mr. Mcin
tosh has accepted the call of the Congre
gational church and will move his family
from River Falls to Zumbrota this week.
La Crosse Mills Likely to Close Per
manently After the Present Season.
LA CROSSE, WIS.The saw mills in
La Crosse will begin operations this week
and it is thought that the work will be
completed this season and that next fall
the mills will be closed permanently. The
Trow mill has already started and the
Colman and Holway mills will begin this
week. The latter will saw only hemlock
lumber and the Colman mill will finish
cutting the logs that were cleared off
of the land of the company during the'
winter. Rafting has started.
The Norwegian societies have decided
to hold a celebration May 17. which prom
ises to be one of the most elaborate ever
seen in La Crosse. An effort will be made
to secure the attendance of Senator Knute
x'feJson.
Since the recent heavy rain* s the L a
Crosse, Slack ande Mississippi rivers are
rapidly rising an while the damage will
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exempt.
MILWAUKEE, WIS.A large eastern
corporation is desirous of erecting a plant
in Milwaukee for the manufacture of wire
Cables, and representatives of the con
cern were in the city to-day in consulta
tion with local capitalists. The site for
the works has been selected at a point on
the southwestern outskirts of the city,
but the erection of the plant depends upon
the consent of the Milwaukee Gas Light
company to build one mile of gas mains
to the property.
The annual meeting of the chamber of
commerce and the inauguration of Pres
ident Courteen and the other officers took
place yesterday afternoon.
Anna Fiedler tried to commit suicide
yesterday by leaping from the seventh
floor of the city hall to the rotunda, a drop
of 110 feet. Her son. Edward Fiedler,
was on trial for attempt to murder and
the woman feared he would be convicted.
While waiting in the corridor with friends
she suddenly climbed the rail and at -
tempted to throw herself over, but was
caught in time. The son was not con
victed.
The schooner George Sturgis. lumber
laden and bound from a northern lake
port to Chicago, is lying a half-mile from
shore at the mercy of the high winds.
MARSH FIELD, WIS.Ferdinand Hopp.
a switchlight tender, was shot through the
left arm by some unknown persons while
putting out lights last night. While there
is no good ground for the belief that the
shooting was designed, there is a report
current to that effect, and a search is
being made.
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twenty-four hours anbankssome d in places
the stream is out of its ,
Arnold Newcomb, one of the old and
well-known residents of this city, died
yesterday of old age. H e served thru
the entire civil war and. w'as in many
battles.
Aaron Kribs. a prominent merchant oi
Galesville, Wis., has filed a petition in
bankruptcy. The liabilities are $6,189.53
and-t he assets $6,236, part of which is
OCONTO, WIS. Xavier Pocquette,
who has a wooden leg. was challenged by
William Campeau to a wrestling bout and
accepted. After several minutes of stren
uous Work the one-legged man secured a
good hold, snapped Campeau's left leg
bone and won the match.
MENOMON1E, WIS.The Knapp, StOut
A Co. company elected the following offi
cers: President, Frank D. Stout, Chicago:
vice president, James H. Stout. Menomo
nie secretary, T. B. Wilson, Menomonie
treasurer, P. E. Wilson, St, Louis.
LA CROSSE, WIS.The steamers Glen
mont and VanSknt were hurled on the
rocks last night by a terrific wind. A raft
cbntaining more than 1,000 logs went to
pieces. *
To Califom ta. $32.90.
The Good,Old Summer Time is at hand,
in California. Spend the spring among
the orange groves of Southern California,
Where you can live an out-of-door life.
The Minneapolis & St. Louis Railroad Is
selling tickets daily to California points
via the "Scenic Line of the World," at
the remarkably low rate of 132,90. Per
sonally conducted tourist car excursions
every Thursday. Call on W. L. Hatha
way, City Ticket Agent, No. 1 Washing
ton avenue S.
Carey's Magnesia Cemertt Roofing,
Cannot rust or teak like metal roofing.
W. S. Nott Company. Both 'phones 376.
Carey's Magnesia Cement Roofing,
The m6st durable, economical and practi
cal fire-proof roofing mad*- W. S. Nefct
Company, both 'phones 376.
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Railway Assessments.
Governor Cummins Said to Favor It,
Also an Advance in the Gen-
Special to The Journal. ,
Des Moines, Iowa, April 14.-^It begins to
look as if the executive council could not
escape making another increase in
railroad assessment this year. The as -
sessment will not be made until July, but
already reports of the x'oads for 1902 are
in the hands of the secretary of the coun
cil. Most important of these-are the re
ports of the Rock island and the North- ^^range fcEn $2L35 to!$m
Western systems, both of which show in
creased earnings as compared with the re
ports of 1901, on which the assessment of
last year was based.
The gross earnings on Iowa mileage for
the Rock Island increased from $7,783,-
695.36 in 1901 to $7,970,022.93 in 1902 the
net earnings also increased from $3,005,-
969.86 in 1901 to $3,210,641.16 in 1902. On
the Iowa division, the main part of the
Rock Island system in Iowa, comprising
318.12 miles, there was an astonishing in
crease in gross and net earnings, as shown
by the fact that the net earnings a mile
in 1901 were $4,665.19, while in 1902 they
were $6,080.12 a mile The gross earnings
of the North-Western system in 1901 were
$11,926,821.9*0, and in 1902 $11,956,965.90 the
net earnings increased from $3,282,496:11
in 1901 to $3,733,501.56 in 1902. These are
the earnings on the entire North-Western
system in the state. The main line of the
North-Western, consisting of a little over
350 miles, shows a slight diminution in
gross and net earnings, but this is more
than made up by the system as a whole.
A slight decrease In earnings is shown
by the Burlington, Cedar Rapids & North
ern, which is now controlled by the Rock
Island, but which makes a distinct report.
The Iowa Central, which reported some
days ago, shows increased earnings.
If the showings made thus far ape an
index to the reports of the roads as a
whole in the state! and they probably are,
the earnings wiH reach a . figure much
above that of last year, when the gross
earnings totaled $56,079,943. That was
the.high water mark of reported gross
earnings on Iowa mileage. The council
raised the assessment over $4,000,000,
bringing it up to $51,307,960.
It is said by those best able to speak
with knowledge that Governor Cummins
will do what he can to get both the rail
road assessment and the aggregate realty
assessment of the state up to an approxi
mation of what every one knows it ought
to be.
e insurance associations in session here
adopted a resolution in favor of a state
department of insurance. At present, the
insurance department is merely an adjunct
of the auditor of state's office.
Will Have the Krags.
The Fifty-fourth regiment of the Iowa
National guard will go to St. Louis for
the dedication ceremonies April 30,
equipped with Krag-Jorgenson magazine
rifles. A message from the secretary of
war was received at the governor's office
last evening advising the governor to this
effect.
It is expected the Pike-Siegel. incident,
in which F . Wallace Pike, barytone, was
charged by Siegel, a retired pawnbroker,
with attempting to extort money from him
as a bonus for not marrying his daughter,
Miss Minnie Siegel, will be closed to-day.
The young people have married despite
parental objections, and. are now happily
established in Mr. Pike's conservatory. It
is thought the suit will be dropped. It
was to have been tried yesterday after
noon in a local justice court, but was con
tinued. The case has excited all sorts
of sentiment, and Pike is being over
whelmed with congratulations for carrying
the matter through and getting married.
One of the Sherman*.
Major Hoyt Sherman, a brother of John
Sherman and General W. T. Sherman, has
presented a fine oil painting of himself
to the state historical department. It was
painted by G. D. M. Peixotto, a New York
artist.
POWERS TO HAVE OPPOSITION
County Political Machine Said to Have a
Man Picked for His Place.
CHARLES CITY, IOWANow that the
city election is over, politicians are be has
ginning to talk about the larger field of
politics. This year there will be elected a
county treasurer, superintendent of
schools, sheriff, member of the board of
supervisors to succeed A. S. Griffith, and
a coroner and surveyor.
It is generally conceded that the pres
ent sheriff, T. D . Fluent, and the super
intendent, Professor Frank Schaub, will
be accorded the usual second term. For
treasurer it is. said there will be several
candidates, at least two from outside the
city. The most important fight, however,
will center on the representative. The
present representative is P. H. Powers,
who has had but one term and is a can
didate for re-election, but there will be
decided opposition to him for the reason
that he has aligned himself with a faction
of the republican party that is now on
the under side. "Ac supported Henry for
the postmastership, and tljis has aroused
the enmity of Chairman Ed. Werder and
the county organization, and it is reported
that they purpose to put up in opposition
to him Wallace D . Lindaman, secretary
of the republican county committee. It is
also said County Attorney S. P. Miles may
be a candidate.
Charles A. Kent was chosen city super
intendent of schools.to succeed Professor
G. S. Dick, who resigned. Mr. Kent was
for a term of years principal of the schools
of Oskaloosa. and was afterwards ehosen
county superintendent of Mahaska county.
The pension board at this place has
been abolished.William Langstaflf, a
pioneer, who cam here in 1856, died yes
terday mprning of neutritis in his 72d
year.Word was receive'd to-day of the
death in the insane asylum at Tacoma last
week of J. H. Owen, who was at one time
cashier of the Charles City National bank.
eral Kealty.
No Help for Toot.
The supreme court has handed down an
opinion confirming the judgment of theowned
district court of Black Hawk county in
the case of the state vs. Jerome W. Hoot.
As the result, Hoot will have to serve out
his ten-year sentence. He was convicted
of the crime of assault with intent to
commit murder in sending to his wife in
Waterloo, Mrs. Nettie Hoot, an infernal
machine, evidently calculated to blow her
to atoms.
Governor Cummins has been,assured by
the interior department at ^Washington
that the claim of the state for $7,000'
which the state appropriated and expend
ed
last?^\nj%^h^tzr*^d
winter in, retaliating the Tama In
dian reservation, has been allowe and
I will soon: be pafd. Th e State was forced
to the expenditure in order to protect the
STEVENSON AN D FISKE
Charges Against a School Superintendent
and Professor.
IOWA CITY, IOWA.Charges against
and demands for the removal of Superin
tendent Samuel K. Stevenson and Profes
sor E. O. Fiske have produced a division
among the patrons of the. public schools.
Certain citizen^ held a. mass meeting
and appointed a committee, which called
upon the board of education and demanded
that both educators be, removed. The
board has the matter under investigation
and advisement.
The superintendent is not the subject
of sensational charges, as in the case of
his subordinate. "Incompetency and old
fashioned methods, producing dissatisfac
tion among pupils and parents" is the al
legation against Mr. Stevenson, while of
Professor Fiske it is averred that he used
"immodest and improper" language in the
presence of girls. Attorney W. H. Bailey,
recently city solicitor, preferred the latter
charges.
Superintendent Stevenson denies the
charges against himself, and shows figures
attesting, the growth of the high school
during his administration. He also points
to the small percentage of failures of Iowa
City high school graduates in the state
university. Professor Fiske has not yet
appeared before the board. He is a former
Minnesotan. having taught in Wnlona.
Director James W. Swain, of the Iowa
City board of education, presumed to be
one of the most prosperous of local grocers,
filed a petition in bankrupcty. H e
Schedules his assets at $10,T"6.!12, and his
liabilities at $3,950.10, but alleges that the
law- exempts $6,170. Among the creditors
are W. J.'Jemmison Company, Minneapo
lis, and L. L. May & Co-. St. Paul, whose
50.
thehas
WELL CAVED UPON HIM
Body of Hiram Lucas, Killed In North
Dakota, Taken to Iowa.
ESTHERVILLE, IOWrAThe
Hiram Lucas, brother of John and Wal
ter Lucas of htls city, who was killed
by the caving in of a well in North Da -
kota, was brought here last evening and
the funeral was held at the Free Baptist
church to-day. He was 27 years old and
unmarried.
Bert and Bessie Merrill, who made
their escape from the Estherville jail,
were recaptured at Lester just as they
were about to leave the town. Barney
Hite, who was wanted on suspicion of
aiding them to escape, has been arrested
at Sibley. -
WATERLOO, IOWAMrs. Catherine
Barrett, undoubtedly the oldest woman in
Iowa and probably in the United- States,
died at her home in Blackhawk county, at
the advanced age of 116 years. Her
maiden name was Catherine Derbyshire
and she was born in the Isle of Wight,
Nov. 1, 1786.
CLINTON, IOWA.Attorney T. W.
Reilly of Chicago and Attorney Julius
Pingle of this city, appearing for Mrs.
Julia Myatt in cases against Clinton
liquor dealers, were viciously assaulted by
three men whose identity is unknown.
WATER POWER DEVELOPMENT
Plans Ascribed to the Stephenson Com
pany at Swanzy and Wells.
ISHPEMING, MICH.It has developed
that, as a result of investigation in the
territory south of here by civil engineers
in its employ, the I. Stephenson company
of Marinette'has decided to put to prac
tical use at least two of the water powers
by it. One, at Swanzy, on the
Escanaba river, is sufficient to develop
1,100 horsepower, which, it is proposed to
utilize in generating electricity to be dis
posed of to mining companies operating
at Ishpeming: and Negaunee.
At Wells, twenty-flve miles distant from
Swanzy, the company is the possessor of
a large waterfall that is capable of de -
veloping 3,500 horsepower. A t this point
the company has determined on the con
struction of a large pulp mill.
The company owns about half a million
acres of lands in the peninsula, and now
that .the pine has been cut from practic
ally all the tracts, it is purposed to utilize
the water power, pulp wood and other
resources that remain. An important find
of iron ore was made on the company's
lands near Swanzy several months ago.
and is being developed by the Cleveland
Cliffs Iron company.
Ishpeming politicians are of the opinion
that last week's municipal election was
Without a parallel in the state. The head
of the citizens' ticket received 1.535 votes,
compared to but 406 for his opponent on
the people's or labor party ticket, and
yet Cornelius Kennedy, the cltlaens' nom
inee for municipal judge lost to Former
-Mayor Andrews by twenty-eight votes.
From a majority of over 1,100 for Felch.
the citizens' candidate for mayor, to the
defeat of his running mate, Kennedy, by
Andrews, there is a difference of about
1,600 votes. As less than 2,000 votes were
polled altogether, the result is considered
decidedly unique. Aside from Andrews,
the people's party elected but one alder
man.
MICHIGAN
COPPER AND IRON FIELDS
Upper Peninsula Newspaper Men Will Visit
Them in June.
MARQUETTE, MICH.The Michigan
Press association, which will hold its an
nual outing this year at Sault Ste. Marie,
in the latter part of June, has arranged
to extend its visit to a large portion of
the upper peninsula. The Duluth, South:
Shore & Atlantic railroad will place a spe
cial train at the disposal of the editors.
Two days will be spent at the Soo, a
half day or more at Marauette, and a day
in the copper country. On the return
from Houghton and Calumet, a stop of
several hours in the iron mining field at
Ishpeming and Negaunee will be made,
following which the party will be taken to
Menominee, where the car ferry will be
boarded for the return to lower Michigan.
CALUMET, MICH.Solomon Katkuri
left on his return to Finland to serve
in the army of the czar. He has lived in
dread of the iron hand of his royal master
ever since he emigrated, fearing he would
never be permitted to go back to his native
land without being subject to arrest unless
he, served the required time in the army.
MUNISING, MICH.While demolishing
an old frame house at East Munising.
John Griffith found paper currency and
gold coin amounting to several thousand
dollars. The house was built many years
ago and was occupied by an eccentric man
who is said to have committed suicide by
hanging.
HOUGHTON, MICH.J. Depplip, a
miner at the Quincy mine, had his back
broken bv a fail of rock. He was taken
to a hospital at Hancock where it is said
he probably will recover.
Bill Aimed at Gamblers. Declared Uncon
stitutional by the Courts,
HELENA. MONT.House bill 345, th6
law fathered by the ministerial associa
tion and aimed at the gambling fraternity,
was declared unconstitutional by Judge
Henry C. Smith in department 1 of tfte
district court.
The law provides that when any citizen
shall inform any peace officer that a law
is being violated, it becomes the duty of
that officer to enter the place designated
and arrest the offenders. But it appears
that the law was too far-reaching and be
came a tool' in th& hands of designing
persons, who, for instance, could compel
the police to invade private houses, clubs
and even church fairs and stop all forms
of simple amusement.
This was done in the case of Alderman
Meyer, steward of the Montana Club. A
citizen informed the chief of police that
gambling was being conducted ln^ that
place, Aftd the chief was compelled to ar
rest Meyer, aitho he was not on the floor
where the members were plaxing for the
drinks. He* was afterward acquitted, as
was Jamfes Murray, who conducts a hotel.
The case came before the court in the
MONTANA
LAW FOUND INVALID
"5*: MxtiK i*fc:' .V^^-V * -V . ^"'"/^g mr
case of Samuel King, a Helena policeman,
who refused to invade a Main street sa
loon upon being informed, that gambling
was in progress there. The chief of police
was perforce compelled to remove King
from office, and the latter appealed. Judge
Smith holds that the authorization of an
officer to make an arrest for a misde
meanor not committed in his presence and
upon the mere suspicion of a private citi
zen is unconstitutional. -.
body of
NICE THING FOR THE BROWNS
Members of a Park City Family Are Heirs
of a Missouri Man.
BILLINGS, MONT.Information from
Park City is that M. M. Brown and his
three children have fallen heirs to a nice
legacy, willed them by the death of a
brother-in-law at Lawson, Mo. The
word comes from the attorney of the de
ceased relative, who states that they are,
each willed $1,000 in cash and when some
real estate, situated in several states, is
sold, that It will amount to about $5,000
each.
One of the sons, Finch R., who was a
namesake of the dead man, will receive
all of the real estate located in this coun
ty. It is considered valuable.
STEEL BEAM FELL UPON HIM
Robert Dorcey of Brooklyn Probably
Fatally Injured at Great Falls.
GREAT FALLS MONT.--Robert Dor
cey, who came here from Brooklyn to su
perintend the placing of steel work in the
new courthouse, was the victim of a seri
ous accident, and it is feared he may die.
,His skull is fractured in two places.
A steel stairway beam was being hoist-.
ed into place, when the false work above
collapsed. The heavy beam fell and
struck Dorcey on the head. Physicians
entertain but little hope of his recovery.
ANACONDA, MONT.Angus Smith, a
switchman at the smelting works, was run
over by an ore car last night and in -
stantly killed. A sudden jolting of the
train caused him to lose his balance and
he fell beneath the wheels.
THE TARGET.
CUPID REACHES A HAN'S HEART
THROUGH THE STOMACH.
There is no disputing the fact that
man's heart is often reached through
the stomach. Happy the housewife who
can please her husband's appetite with
well cooked food for the table. Many a
man is grouchy, ugly, nervous, suffering
from distress after eating, heart palpi
tation, and all through the overworked
stomach. N o chain is stronger than its
weakest link. N o man is stronger than
his stomach. If the proper elements in
the food are not taken up by the blood
in the stomach and carried to the vital
organs of the body, one's health breaks
down and one leaves the gates open for
the entrance of disease germs. Th e
germs of typhoid, fever, grip, malaria,
pneumonia and consumption cannot pass
through the stomach into the intestines,
where alone they are capable of going
unless the stomach has first been weak
ened by disease, indigestion, dyspepsia
or errors in diet Keep the stomach
healthy, the bowels regulated and the
blood pure and rich and your body is a
stronghold against which the germs of
disease cannot make a successful attack.
If your blood is impure and you are
sometimes pale or have the other signs
of bad blood, such as pimples, boils and
eruptions, you should at once take warn
ing.
NATURE THE PHYSICIAN.
Nature is the real physician in
such cases, for Dr. R. V . Pierce, chief
consulting physician to the Invalids'
Hotel and Surgical Institute, at Buffalo,
N. Y., years ago discovered that certain
herbs and roots made into an extract,
without the
very best means of putting the stom
ach, blood and vital organs into prop
er condition. Hi s Dr. Pierce's Gold
en Medical Discovery helps the
similation of the food in the stomach,
assists the blood in taking up the proper
elements from the food, helps the liver
into activity, thereby throwing out the
poisons in the blood and vitalizing the
whole system. This assimilation helps
in the oxidation of the red blood cor
puscles, the poisons in the system are
eliminated, the heart gets the right kind
of blood and the person feels invigorated
and stronger in consequence. As a tis
sue builder it is far preferable to edd
liver oil or any alcoholic compounds or
tonics, because it gives the blood and
the tissues the food elements they re
quire and maintains a person's nutrition
by enabling him to eat, retain, digest
and assimilate nutritious food. It over
cdmes the gastric irritability and symp
toms of indigestion. Because of the
good effects from using Dr. Pierce's
Golden Medical Discovery upon nutri
tion and the building up of the tissues,
catarrh, consumption, weakness or de -
bility and symptoms of fever, night
sweats, headaches, etc., disappear.
THE CHAIN Otf IJFE. -
Bach of the chief organs of the body
is a link in the chain of life. A chain is
na stronger than its weakest link, the
body no stronger than its weakest or
gan: If there is weakness of heart or
lungs, liver or kidneys, there is a weak
link in the chain of life which may
snap at. any time. Often this so-called
weaknesia "is caused by lack of nutri
tion, the result of disease of the stomach.
Diseases of the stomach and its* allied
organs are cured by the use of Dr.
Pierce's Golden Medical Discovery.
When the diseased stomach is cured,
diseases of other organs which seem re
mote from the stomach, but which have
their origin in a diseased condition of
the stomach and other organs of diges
tion and nutrition, are cured also.
THE FARMER FAII
In health just as does the city-matr, and
he fails commonly f- % the same cause,
"stomach troubles S The farm vis a
Wholesome place Hv^itve the fdrmer^s
life is a healthy life but no external
advantages can overcome the, effects of
a diseased stomach. When the stomach
and its allied organs o digestion and
nutrition are diseased, the food eaten is
J use. of alcohol, was the
MONTANA
LIND IS IN MONTANA
With Swanson and Fox He Is Seek-
ing a Location for Scandi-
Solid Block of Land Is Sought for
Three Thousand Prospective
Special to The Journal.
Miles City, Mont, April 14.Congress-
man John Lind and C. J. Swanson of Min
nesota and M. L. Fox of Aberdeen, S. D.,
started yesterday from Miles City to work
their way down the Yellowstone river on
the north ide to look up land favora
ble for the location of a colony of Scan
dinavian immigrants.
Room is wanted for about 3,000 settlers,
and it is desired to find a place where the
government and railroad lands may be
taken in quantities sufficient to accommo
date that number.
The prospective colonists have not yet
used their homestead and desert rights,
and should a suitable location be found,
government land will be taken as home
steads and the adjacent sections of rail
rqad land purchased so as to make a solid
block. . If a location can be found along
the Yellowstone.a settlement will be made
either in Custer or Dawson counties.
PHILLIPSBURG, MONT.The annual
session of the Improved Order of Redmen,
of Montana convened yesterday and will
continue till Wednesday. There is a large
representation from all parts of the state.
John Frey of Helena, the present grand,
senior sagamore,. . will become great
sachem of the state.
imperfectly digested and assimilated,
ana the consequent loss of nutrition re
sults in physical debility.
.&
navian Colonists
DANGER SIGNAI43.
N o engineer would be mad enough ta
run by the flag which signaled danger.
What the danger was he might not un
derstand, but he would take no chances.
It is different with the average man or
woman. They attempt constantly to
run by the danger signals of Nature and
that attempt costs thousands of lives
every year. When the appetite becomes
irregular or entirely gives out, when
sleep is troubled and broken, when there
is loss of flesh, when there is a constant
feeling of dullness and languor, Nature
is hoisting the danger signal. The
stomach and its allied organs are failing
in their work and the oody is losing
the nutritition on which its strength
depends.
Such a condition calls for the prompt use
of Dr. Pierce's Golden Medical Discovery.
A $3,000 FORFEIT
Will be paid by the World's Dispensary:
Medical Association, of Buffalo, N . Y.
the proprietors and manufacturers of Dr.:
Pierce's Golden Medical Discovery, if
they cannot show the original signatures
of the individuals who volunteer the
testimonials below, and of the writers of
every testimonial among the thousands
which' they are constantly publishing.
"Words cannot express what I suffered
for three years from the effects of a tor
pid liver," writes Jas. E . Hawkins, Esq.,,
President Order Golden Circle, No. 41, o
America, Bo x 1038, St. Louis, Mo. Had,
I but known of your 'Golden Medical
Discovery' sooner what misery I might
have been spared. I was bilious, tongue
was coated, appetite poor, and I had fre
quent distressing pains in the side and
under shoulder-blades, but within a -week.
after I commenced Dr. Pierce's Golden,
Medical Discovery there was a marked
change for the better, so I kept on using,
it, three times a day, for over a month,
with an occasional dose of Dr. Pierce's
Pleasant Pellets to regulate the bowels,
and the results were all and more than I
could wish. M y appetite is splendid4"
feel ten years younger, and am entirely"
free from pain of any kind. Your 'Gold
en Medical Discovery' is certainly all
that its name implies, and I gratefully
it." asendorse
"Mrs. Alice Everly, of Creedville,,
Ohio, says: "Sometime ago I wrote you
in regard my case, asking your advice,
also what I needed in the medicine line.
The advice came promptly and after fol
lowing your directions I find myself en
tirely relieved of any distressing symp
toms of my old troubles, and feel I am
entirely cured. I had liver complaint
and indigestion of the bowels. Took
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ical Discovery, also three vials of Dr.
Pierce's Pleasant Pellets. Your reme
dies have proven very satisfactory in my
case, and I am delighted to be my old
self once more. I thank you for your
good and valuable advice, which was so
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also feels that it is doing him good.
One thing we are very positive of, is that
it will give a wholesome appetite when
all else fails."
A WONDKRFTJX, BOOK
Is the People's Common Sense Medical
Adviser, paper covers. Sent free on
receipt of 21 one-cent stamps to pay ex
pense of mailing only. Address Dr.
R. V. Pierce, Buffalo, N. Y.
FOREIGN FLASHES
'Leghorn. ItalyThe United States crnteer Al
bany left here to-day bound for Villefranche.
MadridAdvices received here from Fez, Mo
rocco, say that the rebel Kabyle tribesmen have
left Tasra to attack Fez. _
San JnanGovernor Hunt has ordered the re
moval of the municipal police, at Mayagnei! and
substitution of insular police. * This is the oat
come of frauds amounting to $20,000.
MarseillesThree arrests were made at the
reception to President Loubet here, a disorder en- .
suing when a party of antigovernment radicals -
began crying, "Down with Freemasonry."
PokingOerman and Austrian soldiers to the
number of fifty engaged in a street flght here
vesterday. Knives were freely used with the re
sult that several of both nationalities are In the -
hospital.
f
"fiavanfrSenorfcs- VilhiendaS and Garmendia,
members of the house of representatives, fought 5S"'
a duel with rapiers, in which the latter received" '*&
slight wound Jit the hand. A wordy alterba- ?.$
tlpn in,the bouse.vras thfe catis& ^ ^
Settlers,
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