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Maximum Temperature To-day 71
Degrees a Year Ago 85 Degrees.
Jail Out of QuarantineThe diphtheria
quarantine of the county jail has been
raised and everything is now in good
, shape again.
''' A 'Tonka "Plant" FoundThere have
I been several petty burglaries at different
parts of Lake Minnetoka during this win
ter and spring. J. E. Berglund, the con
stable at Mlnnetonka Beach, has discov
ered their nest and any one who has had
| anything stolen should send a list of the
lost articles to him.
J&&- Walter Vrooman in MinneapolisWalter
Vrooman, the'social reformer, whose wife,
in Kansas City, has begun a divorce ac
tion, is a nephew of Mrs. Kate Buffing
ton Davis, formerly of Minneapolis. Up
to ten years ago he spent nearly all his
summer .vacations in this city, where he
still has many friends.
An Alleged Razor ArtistWith his
head badly battered as the result of a
personal encounter with Dan Egan, W. E .
Woodcock appeared in police court this
morni ng to answer to the charge of as
sault with a dangerous weapon. . I t was
* alleged that he assaulted Egan with a
m razor. The case w as continued until to
Tubbs Is PresidentW. H. Tubbs of
j Minneapol is is president of an organiza
tion which ai ms to take in all the manu
facturers and wholesale dealers of men's
furnishing goods in the .west and. north
west. The Weste rn Association of Manu
facturers and Jobbers of Mens' eWar is
the name of the organization, which was
'formed Saturday at Milwaukee.
To Choose Convention GettersThe Na
tional Association of Credit Men will hold
Its eighth annual convention June 9, 10, 11
at the Planters' hotel, St. Louis, Mo. All
indications point to a very large conven
tion. The Minneapolis branch will hold
a meeting Tuesday noon at the Hotel
Nicollet to elect delegates to this conven
tion. As they expect to bring the meet
ing of the National association to Minne
apolis next year, the local association will
send a strong delegation to St. Louis.
Dr. Berry to EpworthFansThe anni
versary celebration by the Minneapolis
.district union of Epworth leagues will be
, addressed this evening by Rev. Dr. J. F .
,Berry, one of the most popular Methodist
clergymen. In the probable event of his
.election to the office the bishop at the
Los Angeles conference in 1904 he will
be the youngest to hold the position. For
years Dr. Berry has bipn acting editor
of the Epworth Herald 4 rid he is general
secretary of the international league.
Ask Shorter HoursA committee of
.three employes from each of the large
[milling Arms, representing the Flour
( Loaders' union, waited upon the big mill
ers this morning and presented the de
mand of the loaders for fewer hours. The
employers promised to consider the mat
!ter, but no definite understanding was
| reached. The flour loaders now work ten
hou rs a day. A t the meeting of the union
yesterday Frank Nolan and T. J. Curran
were elected delegates to the convention
of the State Federation of Labor at Little
I Falls, June 8. Thirty-one new members
were admitted. ~
x *f i
Total Residences can
vassed from August* 26
todate .......... 4935
Journals taken - - - - 4090applicatioy
Eve. Tribunes 951
Morn. Tribunes.......676
No. Flat Bldgs ...70
Journals taken 1154
Eve. Tribunes 156
Morn. Tribunes.......169
Any advertiser can prove these figures
k - Glrard Ave.N.
To-day's Ganrags
8 Journals.
Unused Land of Lakewood Cemetery
Association Not Exempt From -
Another District Court Decision Con
firms the Association's Eight of
Eminent Domain.
All and recently acquired by the Lake
wood Cemetery association in
park and outside of the cemetery proper
is subject to taxation and judgments for
the amount of the taxes will be entered
against the property.
Such is the effect of a decision filed
by Judge C. M. Pond. The ruling is of
mu ch importance both to the county
which gains nearly $500 per ye ar thereby
and to the cemetery association, which
has been acquiring land for use in the
ye ar to come with the idea that such un
used holdings were exempt from taxa
tion. The case,'upon request of the de
fendant association, has been certified to
the supreme court for a final decision.
The proceeding came into court thru an
objection- made by the Lakewood Ceme
tery asociation to the entry of judgment
for the taxes of 1901 again st the several
lots in Saunders Park recently acquired.
The county was represented by C. L.
Smith and the defendant asociation by
Daniel Fish.
In his findings of facts the court says:
Since the beginning of the year 1000, th de
fendant has been engaged In admiring, for the
enlargement of said cemetery, all of the forty
acre tract above referred to, except the east
171 feet thereof, all of which forty acres had
previously been platted as Saunders Park, and
sold in lots to numerous purchasers. The part
so being purchased consists of 198 lots, anil all
but thirty thereof have already been conveyed to
the association and paid for out of its funds,
including each and all of those hereinafter de
scribed and, being untble to ajrree with the
owners of said remaining thirty lots upon the
value thereof, the defendant association has
begun proceedings for their acquisition under its
right of eminent domain, which proceedings are
now pending in this court.
The gronl eo purchased and sought to be ac
quired for the enlargement of said cemetery is
well suited in situation, topography and sur
roundings for such purpose.. All the lots herein
after described were purchased and the deeds
thereof to said association were all delivered to
it and were duly recorded prior to Hay 1, 1901.
The area of the present cemetery, which is
now reserved from sale, is sufficient for all the
needs thereof for thirty years to come, and for
at least fifteen years it will not be necessary to
use, for purposes of interment, any part of the
spaces therein now reserved from sale as herein
before set forth.
Moreover, of the lands hereinafter described,
lots 0 to 12 inclusive, in block 4 of said Saunders
Park, at the time of their purchase by the de
fendant, were occupied by a greenhouse which
had been operated by the grantor of said lots
for the production and sale of flowers, plants and
shrubs, and said defandant, ever since such pur
chase, has continued to maintain and operate said
grenehouse, producing therein such ffowering
plants and shrubs as it has occasion to use for
t -ebornamentation of the walks, drives and
spaces of said cemetery, selling cut flowers there
from to persons desiring to decorate graves there
in, and disposing of any stock remaining to other
persons desiring to buy.
As conslusions' of law from the foregoing facts
the court finds that the lots hereinbefore de
scribed are not exempt from the taxes of 1901,
sought to be enforced against them in this
It is therefore ordered that judgment be en
tered herein against said several lots for the
amount of taxes set opposite the descriptions of
each in th foregoing list, with penalties and
costs, as tho no answer had
tion made thereto. - '- -"* ' - '-
Judge Cray Rules That the Association
Has It.
Judge Cray has decided that the law
giving cemetery associations the right of
eminent domain Is constitutional and that
an application on the part of the Lake
wood Cemetery association to have the
court appoint a commission to fix the
value of certain property In Saunders
park which is desired by the association
is entirel proper. "Whether or not the
n will be granted is another
question and will be decided when pr e
The cemetery association has been ac
quiring property In this neighborhood
for some time. There are thirty lots re
maining upon the price of . which no
agreement can be reached. The associ
ation desiring to exercise' the right of
eminent domain made an application for
the appointment of a commission to fix
a just valuation upon the property. This
application was contested by the owners
of the desoired property, represented by
A. H. Hall, and the question of the con
stitutionality of the law of eminent do
main as applied to cemeteries was raised
and argued before Judge Brooks] His
honor is a lot owner and decided that he
was not qualified to pass judgment,
whereupon the question was argued b e
fore Judge Cray, who has ruled as above.
The question as to the granting of this
particular application will now be tak en
Fremont Ave.
13 residences. 9 residences,
7 Journals.
4 E. Trlbs. 3 Eve. Trlbs.
1 M. Trlb.
| the oldest residents of the city, died short
ly before 2 o'clock this afternoon at the
Swedish hospital. Death was due to blood
(poisoning, following an operation. Mr.
ILarpenteur had been a resident of Min
neapolis for about fifty years, and during
I most of that time had been engaged in
the real estate business. His remains
were taken from the hospital to his home
t 220 Ilion avenue N. Announcement of
'.the funeral will be made later.
CHARLES H. GREENThe funeral of
jCharles H. Green, who died at Faribau lt
'Saturday, was held from the residence
[of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Herman
,Green. 3336 Humboldt aven ue S, yesterday
Jhterment was at Lakewood.
l.udwi Arctander, .died at St. Barnabas
'hospital Saturday at the age of 13 years.
The funeral will be held from.the resi
dence of Charles E. Cook, 620 E Eight
jeenth street, Tuesday at 2:30 p. m. In
terment will be at Lakewood.
JAMES FO'RSTER, senior member of
fthe firm of Forster & Smith, died in Chey
enne, Wyo., last Thursday. Tho funeral
services were held from the residence of
h is brother, 1317 Bryant avenue N, Mon
day at 2-.30 p. m., under the auspices of
Hennep in lodge, No. 19, A. F . & A. M.
interment will be at Lakewood.
For all sympathy shown at the dea th
of our daughter, Mabel Christine, and at
her funeral, we hereby extend our heart
lest thanks.
- Mr. and Mrs. Thorvald Anderson.
The Auditorium Committee Decides
to Advertisefor Offers.
City auditorium affairs were discussed
|k,this noon at the Commercial Club by a
*ull meeting of the committee consisting
.of seven representatives of the city coun
cil and eight citizens. It was decided to
adverti se for proposals on a site, the
'same to be a gift or as nearly so as pos
sible. W . Y. Chute and W . G. Nye are "to
receive their propositions and are to re
port a feek from to-day. ^Before that
j ^ meeting the individual members of the
ffc'.cpmnfttte- are to make a canvass among
property owners to ascertain their dispo
sition and to encourage liberal offers. .
Various sites were discussed to-day but
no formal preference expressed.
0 M. Trlbs.
Fremont Ave. Emerson Ave.
Real Estate Man Accused by His Clients
of Embezzling. /
Austin F . Kelley, once a leading real
estate man, and now indicted on three
Counts for embezzlement, is on trial in
Judge Elliott's courtroom. The work of
securing a jury was begun shortly before
11 o'cloc kthis morning, and at noon five
of the twelve had been sworn.
The specific crime of which Mr. Kelley
is accused is that of embezzling, or of
appropriating to his own use the sum of
$923 belonging to N. D. Jennerson. The
money came into Kelley's hands as the
agent of Jennerson, who held a real estate
mortgage for which his agent collected
but never accounted.
T wo more indictments charging like
embezzlement from Thomas C. WeedSn
and Henry Gillman have been returned
against the defendant and stand pending
the outcome o? the present trial. H. M.
Parker, the defendant's former partner,
is a witness on each of the indictments.
The Times Wins.
After, nearly a year's litigation the case
of Thomas D. Taylor against the Times
Newspaper company has been decided in
favor of the defendant. Judge Pond this
morning ordered judgment in favor of the
newspaper company. Taylor sued the
Times' Newspaper company for the recov
ery of 40 per cent of the earnings of the
company made by the use of a new form
of advertising blanks. * - \
Their Big Degree Team Conies to Help
Initiate a Minneapolis
The crack degree staff of seventy men
of Albert Lea, Minn., which is to con
fer the rank of knight on fifteen candi
dates at" the Minneapolis lodge of the
Knights of Pythias this evening, arrived
this morning under command of Master
of Work Harry Higgins on a special
train over the Rock Island.
The visitors will be met at the Bruns
wick hotel at 7:30 this evening and head
ed by the K. of P. band will b escorted
to the Knights of Pythias hall in the M a
sonic Temple. A banquet will be served
at 10 o'clock, folowing the working of the
degrees. All of the grand lodge officers of
the stae will be present and most of them
will deliver addresses. Responses will also
be made by other eminent membe rs of the
order. The St. Paul lodge will-come to
Minneapolis in a body on chartered cars.
| ^ r -WANTED IN CHICAGO. ' ^ ""-
Governor Van Ssnt has granted a requisition of
tho groyerflor of Illinois for the return of Wil
liam Moore, arrested at St. Paul, and wanted In
Chicago, for. larceny of a watch and chain*-.
''"- t --T H,
t .-..-- Philadelphia Presfc ' - v%
Mrs, Jrotchett-TrSo you're determined, to leaVe
eh?. I suppose you'll be asking mo for a refer
"BridgetO! no, ma'am: Oi won't nade it
The lady Oi'm goin' to knows you, an' she knows
Qi've been here for three months.
State Board 'Announces Rules for
Calculating the High Sohool
'---.'' Expense.. -/- V^ .
v Saunders
1901198 at $74.88 each
1902244 at $99 each
He Asserts That High Standing in
Civil Service Examination
Doesn't Insure Place.
A protest again st the civil service law
is made in a letter addressed to The
J o u r n a 1 by W . H. Kuhns of 742 Third
street N. H e says that, desiring to be
come a letter carrier, he spent more than
$100' in time and money studying for the
civil service examination, securing a medi
cal certificate, and obtaining references,
that in the civil service examination he
atained the heigh standing of 84.80 per
cent that his name w as submitted to the
local postoffice authorities as that of a
candidate legally eligible for appointment
but that, despite his high, standing, he
w as not appointed.
Mr. Kuhns wishes to warn intending ap
plicants for civil service positions' that
persons who succeed in passing the civil
service examination are not sure to be ap
pointed in the order of their standing, or
to be appointed at all. H e is also con
vinced that, by "taking advantage of a
little technicality in the law postmasters
can get in their work to suit themselves,"
and that they do not have to give their
reason for failing to appoint an eligible.
"This is practically true so far as the
law is concerned," said Secretary Marc
Wanvig of the local board of civil service
examiners," this morning. "When a new
carrier is to be appointed, the examiners
furnish the postmaster with the names of
the three men standing highest on the list
of eligibles. Say these men are Brown,
Smith and Jones. Now, the postmaster
can consider age, previous occupation, and
other things of importance beside the civil
service standing, and he can appoint any
one of these three men, regardless of his
comparative standing. Say that Brown is
selected. Well, the next time a carrier is
needed. Smith, Jones and a new eligible
call him Robinsonare nominated. The
postmaster may for good reasons refuse
Smith and Jon es and may ehoose Robin
son. But once more, when still another
carrier is wanted, the names of Smith and
Jones are sent in for a third time. But
if Smith and Jones are passed over three
times in succession they are then dropped
from the list of eligibles.
"That w as what happened to Kuhns. H e
was rejected three times in succession,
for what reason I can't say. H e has been
in to see us very often about his case. But
there w as nothing illegal in his rejection
and I don't see that he has any good
ground for his objection."
The Minneapolis Electrical Company
Seeks Injunction Against Build
ing and Trades Council.
* - \r
Small High Schools May Not Draw
.... _^ the Full $1,500
CiJix' 6*LL-,Aid : -~":**
i,si *-
Mass of Business Confronts the Lu
r 4heran DelegatesEvening Ses
i , ' sions Are Probable.
Reports on Work at Uethesda Hos
pital and Vasa Orphanage
Are Received.
t \ 5.
High schools will receive ,$1,500 a year
state aid next year, but there is an im
porta nt clause in the new law which
will* result in this being scaled down in
a number of -casesV The sta te will-not
pay. the $1,500 unless the - district - spends
an equal amount for high school:pur
poses. That ls.if only $2,000 is spent all
told on a high school, the state, wiil pay
but $1,000 and the district-will have to
stand-the "remainder. ~"- '" -
"State Superintendent Qlsen to-day-an-
nounced the rules made,bythe state high
school, board under the new law,, under
which ihe -aid allowed will hebdme . avail
able Aug. 1 for the next, school year. ,
High schools with not less than two
instructors exclusive of the superinten
dent, engaged entirely in high school
work, will be presumed to be entitled to
the full $1,500.
In the case of the smaller schools the
inspector is directed to submit a special
report of yearly expenditures. This will
include such part of the superintendent's
salary as is in excess of $500, provided his
entire salary -is not less than $900. I t will
include the salaries paid high school in
structors, with proportional credit for the
salary of those giving part of their time
for high school work the cost of library
fixtures and library books, except as cov
ered by sta te aid to school libraries, not
including subscription books purchased
without the inspector's approval, or free
text books for ordinary class use. I t also
includes cost of laboratory fixtures and
apparatus approved by the inspectors,
and the proportionate cost of heating and
janitors' service, where proper care is
given. Where a building is improperly
heated or ventilated, or untidy, this item
will be eliminated..
. A rule has also been "adopted with re
ga rd to sta te graded schools. In order to
receive aid they must pay principals at
least $75 a month and grade teachers $40.
The increased aid .to all these schools
is offset somewhat by the failure of the
legislature to make up the deficiency for
the last two years. There was not enough
in the fund and deductions had to be
made amounting to $105,702.24. Previous
legislatures have ma de this deficiency up
wh en it arose, but a bill to set aside that
amount failed in the senate, after it had
passed the house. The amounts short
were as follows:
1901129 at $150 each $19,350.00
1902141 at $230 each 32,430.00
Having loitered somewhat in the early
part of the meeting, the delegates to the
Minnesota conference of the Augusta na
Swedish Lutheran synod now find them
selves confronted wfth .a mass of busi
ness. In all likelihood .evening sessions
will be required. The delegates are all
desirous to close to-morrow, evening so
they can leave for home on Wednesday.
This morning's session was devoted, to the
affairs of Bethesday hospital, St. Paul,
and the orphanage at Vasa.
Superintendent C. T ! Hultkrans re
ported for the Bethesda hospital. The
institution has been greatly improved by
the addition of a ten hor,se power engine,
to the( heating plant, a new modern steril
izing plant and tile floors .in several rooms
The ladies' auxiliary had presented a
handsome coupe-ambulance to the hos
In the past year 713 patients received
treatment. ,The nurses \.re deaconesses
specially trained at the Deaconess' home,
maintained in connection with the hos
pital. Their present numb er is eighteen.
The institution had an incom* of $22,-
548 75, of which $18,247 ayas. received from
patients. The balance on hand is
.$466.86. The receipts of the free patient
fund were $1,328.73, of which $949.45 was
disbursed, leaving a balance of $379.28.
Permission was granted the directors
to construct an annex for private rooms,
the expense n#t to excB- $6,000. It was
also voted to take up a collection in the
conference to furnish the chapel.
The Rev. Messrs. P . A. Mattson, Minne
apolis, and F . M? Eckman, Center City,
and Lay Delegate G. Bodin of St. Paul,
were elected to the board of directors of
the hospital. Dr. J. S. Carlson and J. A.
Jackson were selected to audit the ac
The election of a superintendent was
deferred until the next conference
The Rev. L. G. Alrnen Of Balaton, Minn.,
read the proposed constitution for the
Deaconess home established at 254 East
Tenth street, St. Paul. The constitution
was placed on probation for a year.
: -The Orphanage Report.
Dr. Erick Norelius of Vasa, chairman
of the board of directors of the orphanage
at that place, read a detailed report.
Fifty-seven children, thirty-four boys and
twenty-three girls were in the home.
The superintendent, J. .A. Huttgren, had
the children well in hand, but complained
that many of the children sent to him
from the cities are unmanageable. The
health of the orphans was excellent,
barring a slight epidemic of measles this
spring. .
The treasurer reported that $8,415 had
been received in the year ending Feb. 1,
1903. 'Much had been done.in the matter
of improving the buildings and the farm
in connection with the orphanage.
- There Is a balance In tjie treasury of
$3,249. ' ':.. , X"',,. .
," * Resolutions Presented.
Chairm an F . M. "Eckman of the commit
tee on president's report, presented a se
ries of seventeen resolutions. The con
gregations were praised for their gener
osity in contributing for the various, in
stitutions under the - conference and for
their large attendance'And for tjie deep
piety which characterized all the services.
Nevertheless, there seemed to be insuf
ficient religious teaching forF .the children
lii hjany .places. | Ypi& growth, of temper
. 24,156.00
1902747 at $20 each
been'filed or objec -
W. H. Kuhns Indignant Because Ap
pointment as/Letter Carrier
Was Refused Him.
Action has been commenced by the
Minneapolis Electrical compan yto secure
a permanent injunction against the Build
ing and Trades Council and the Brother
hood of Electrical Workers of America,
local union No. 292, compelling them to
desist from conspiring again st the plaintiff
and from continuing to threat en prospect
tive customers that they will be deprived
of help in other lines by reason of con
tracts made with plaintiff. * A temporary
injunction has bee n. secured pending the
The occasion for the application is
found In the awarding ofth e contract
for the wiring of the Jun e' carnival
grounds. I t is alleged in the complaint
filed this, morning that the defendants
have entered into a conspiracy Against the
defendant and have" threaten ed the.carni
val association thta if they give the Min
neapolis Electrical company the -contract
all other laborers will refuse to work.on
the grounds. This has made the asso
ciation afraid to award the contract, as it
is alleged they had intended, to the plain
tiff company, and has xesulted in a loss
to the company of over $500. The defend
ants are temporarily restrained from .fur
ther action along this line!
1 arnong the^Swidish ^people' was a
matter for congratulation, but the appar
ent increase in card playing and the use
of.the Sabbathfor recreation was to be
The wo rk of the home missionaries had
been well done and they were entitled to
the thanks of the conference as were
the officers of the conference.
Deep regret was expressed over the
death of the learned clergyman, Rev. C.
P. Quist, and the. p'lonfeilr missionary, the
Rev. P . A. Oder-strom? .
The English mission deserved the sym
pathetic and watchful care of all the
members of the conference to the end
that the younger generations might not
be lost to the Lutheran faith.
The foregoing resolutions were adopted
without amendment. .
Yesterday's Services at Augustana* Church
Were Especially Notable.
Visiting clergymen filled all the Swedish
Lutheran pulpits in the twin cities yester
day. The principal events were held,
however, at tHe Augustana church. In
the morning communion services were
conducted for over 100 clergymen. The
throng was simply tremendous.. and there
w as twice the seating capacity crowded
inside the building. The Rev. A. Hult,
Grantsburg, Wis., and C. B. L. Boman,
Stockholm, Minn., assisted in the ser
In the afternoon' a children's festival
was held. The speakers were the Rev. A..
O. Jacobson, Eau Claire, Wis. the Rev.
L. P. Bergstrom, Winthrop, Minn., and S.
P. A. Lindahl, Reck Island, 111.
The Nestor among the visiting clergy
men, the Rev. Hakon Olson of Port Wing,
Wis., delivered a historical address last
evening. A sermon was preached by the
Rev. N. O. Grunden, Moorhead, Minn.
A Committee Named on the Removal of
Gustavus Adolphus.
As members of a committee to select a
new site for Gustavus Adolphus college,
the Minnesota Swedish Lutheran'confer
ence has selected the following: Rev. P. A.
Mattson. Minneapolis Rev. O. A. Nelson,
Minneapolis Dr. A. 'Lind, Minneapolis
Rev. C. J. Carlson, St. Paul Rev. C. A.
Hultkran s, St. Paul John M. Carlson, St.
Paul Rev. J. Magny, Volga, Wis. A. P .
Mallquist, East Union, Minn., and P . Pe
terson Cokato, Minn.
The conference also voted to have a
financial agent to raise an endowment
fund for the college and to aid the twin
city committae in raising the $250,000
. A resolution requesting Dr. Matthias
Wahlstrom to continue as president of the
college was unanimously adopted.
Stereopticon Exhibit Will Supple
ment New England Concert.
In addition to a splendid program of
band- music by The Journal Newsboys'
band, W . L. Harris has arranged further
to entertain the New England 's guests
ne xt Wednesday and the following
Wednesday evening, by a series of ster
eopticon travel-views, td be shown b e
tween the musical numbers, on a thirty
foot square canvas placed again st the
"Panorama building"'"oh.'Fifth street, at
the angle towards Nicollet.
The first of this series will present a
trip from Minneapolis" to Martinique and
all who are able to get within view will
witness a reproduction of the terrible vol
canic eruption of Mount "Pelee* And see
the island as it was and is to-day.
In this series the points of interest will
include stops at ChfsagO, -Niagara, Albany,
New York, Havana.-^Wtiago, closing with
scenes about Martinique, bringing to view
the most interesting sights along the way.
The most powerful electric appartus
will be used in this display to insure the
best results on a lighted street. C. E.
Van Duzee will have charge of this part
of the evening's program-. -, All are" cor
dially invited. , f^'- _ /
If You Want What* is Fashionable in Ladies9
Ladies' Fine~
Hosiery at manu
facturers' cost,
ranging in price ,
from 25c to $2.00. . , j 403-405 Nicollet Avenue.
Suit Department.
Etamine and Voile Suits, in
black, navy and biscuit color,
worth to* $35.00, D | r ) CTf|
Suit*Made from the newest
spring and summer materials,
black, navy and novelty mix
tures, worth to f A rr f\t\
$75.00, at *P4i.U
Walking Skirts.
The new round flaring styles,
in plain or novelty materials,
worth $10. and $12, fr grv
New Silk Pongee
Skirts, special
Public Examiner S. T. Johnson has re
turned from Crookston where on informa
tion a' suit has. been brought against the
publishers of the, county for overcharges
in county printing, amounting to over
$7,000. H e has been furiously assailed by
the Crookston Times, which charges him
with pursuing a personal .motive and act
ing at the instigation of N. S. Gordon,
publisher of the Crookston Journal, who is
not a defendant in these actions. Mr.
Johnson made his first public statement
this morning of the difficulties at Crook
ston. H e said:
"There is absolutely no truth in the
charge that Mr. Gordon has had anything
to do with the steps taken by this d e
partment in Polk county nor has any
other individual or set of individuals. had
any influence whatever. ..upon the depart
ment work' or my official action.
"In the regular examination of the
county in accordance with the provisions
of law, my deputies discovered what they
believed to be Irregularities in the bills
of the engineering departme nt of tiie pub
lic ditches, and in the bills of the official
printers. These matters were referred to
the governor, and on his advice a con
ference was held with the attorney gen
eral's department, from which department
a representative was sent to accompany
me to Crookston. On his request cer
tain witnesses were summoned and testi
mony taken, which wh en written out w as
handed to the, assistant to the attorney
general, I having left Crookston. Without
any further advice or suggestion from me
this evidence w as tak en .before the grand
jury and indictments were found against
George A. Ralph. So quietly had this in
vestigation been made up to this time.that
neither of the daily papers of the town
then knew what we were there for. Mr.
Ralph was indicted and arraigned before
I again visited Crookston, nor was there
any consultation concerning that matter
or any other between myself and Mr.
"Acting on the same 'legal advice, I
caused a careful measurement to be made
of the public printing for the last six
years and the figures to be carefully tab
ulated. When completed this showed on
the face of the records on file in Polk
county overcharges of over $7,000, which
I believe is practically admitted by the
publishers. They excuse it by saying that
they printed in brevier type and by agree
ment with some commissioner billed it as
tho it w as printed in nonpareil. Brevier,
of course, is a larger type and takes more
space. These figures were turned in about
three mont hs ago to the county attorney
of Polk county. I am informed that he
at that time drew the complaints against
the several papers in the syndicate headed
by the Crookston Times. I had no further
conference with the county attorn ey on
the subject until my arrival in Crookston
last Wednesd ay morning, when I was in
formed by him that he had filed his suits
the day before for the recovery of this
money. Neither Mr. Gordon nor any on
else except the officials before named
have had any connection with any of
these matters. As before stated, it all
came about in the ordinary course of the
work of the department, and has been
done without any personal feeling on m
part, and in fact was without any possi
ble knowledge as to the parties in inter-
Doesn't Like Recent Move of Grand
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Tho Variety of Skirts and Waists in the
Elegant Silk and Pon
gee Coats, worth to
$40, at
SuitsMade from cheviot, Gran
ite Cloth and Novelty mater
ials, worth to $25,
Jacket Department.
Silk and Cloth Jackets, blouse or
loose back styles, in a large
variety of the newest shapes,
worth to $20.00, ifc/VTr-?
at: 3V.7
Silk Department.
Voile and Etamine Skirts,
cream, biscuit, black and navy.
Extra special ^ t ^ C A
value at 4 lJ**3)\J
Publishers Have to Defend Alleged
Overcharges in County Print
ing Bills.
Public Examiner Denies Charges of
Local Influence and "Spite
A costly, but in some respects a most
fortunate acicdent has befallen the new
pumping station in Northea st Minneapolis.
One of the boiler foundations has settled
about three inches at one corner and it
will have to be torn out and a new one
put in. This will cost anywhere from
$1,500 to $2,000. That the settling came
at this time is fortunate, for had it come
when the plant was in operation the con
sequences would have been serious.
City Engineer Andrew Rinker said to
day that the accident would not delay
the completion of the station as the work
could be done wjiile the engines were
being installed, which will take some
time yet. H e attributes the settling to
the construction.
The soil is clayey and contains mu ch
water. In. his judgment, piles, should
have been driven for the foundation. This
was not done and when the battery of
boilers, weighing about 400,000 pounds,
were placed in position, the foundation
began to settle.
Mr. Rinker says that he will have the
old foundation torn out entirely. It will
be impossible to drive piles on account
of the shock to the building, but he will
bore holes into the earth and have them
filled with concrete, which will serve the
purpose of piling. Then he will make a
solid bed' of concrete, 24x26 feet, thru
which will be run big "I" beams. So, in
stead of resting on comparatively small
foundations, where most of the weight
would fall on the t wo ends, the weight of
the bojlers will be evenly distributed' over
what will be practically one immense rock.
There are rumors afloat regarding the
safety of the tall chimney, but so far as
can be learned it shows no signs of weak
ness as yet.
The Tables Turned in Divorce Case
Brought by Mrs. Hamill.
Sioux Falls,S.D.,May 18.The courtroom
w as the scene of the trial of a serisational
divorce case, that of Jane Hamill vs.
Charles W. Hamill of Terre Haute, Ind.
The plaintiff is related to the Farwells of
Chicago. The defendant is a leading at
torney of Terre Haute. Mrs. Hamill, who
is worth $250,000 in her own right, asked
that she be granted- a divorce on the
ground of non-support. The defendant,
who is of nfbderate means, determined to
resist the attempt of his wife, and brought
a counter suit against her on the ground
of desertion.
The testimony showed that she deserted
him about a year ago and went to Mexico,
where she remained until she came to
Sioux Falls last fall for the purpose of pro
curing a divorce. Judge Jones granted a
decree to Mr. Hamill instead of the plain
George F Earl, who was arrested on the
occasion'of President Roosevelt's visit for
picking the pocket of a Sioux Falls man,
was sentenced to one year and six months.
Trunk line.
Special to The Journal.
New York, M ay 18.The willingness of
the Grand Trunk railway to make its line
all-Canadian has thrown certain N ew
England cities into a panic. The Grand
Trunk handles the heaviest volume of
business for export into Portland, Me., and
also brings considerable traffic to N ew
London, Con. The road has splendid ter
minal facilitites at Chicago, Port Huron,
Detroit, Buffalo, Portland and N ew Lon
don, all within the bpundaries . of the
United States.' :^M':0:, y'^.
It has long been a cause for bitterness
in the Canadian parliament that the Grand
Trunk Pacific has gone to upbuilding
Portland, presumably at the expense of
Canandian ports. This bitterness has
reached a culmination in the present
strenuous opposition to granting subsi
dies to the new scheme unless the Grand
Trunk practically makes its American
The terminal export points for bonded
goods alone. N ew England cannot view
this proposed discrimination against New
England ports with equanimity. Both the
Vermo nt Central and the Grand Trunk
hays received many favors at the hands
of New England legislatures, and tho
sidetracking of these ports on Canadian
Grand Trunk traffic may not imperil .their
prosperity, it is natur al {hey shield re
sent the efforts of politicians to prevent
those ports from receiving any benefit
that may arise to Grand Trunk eastern
I terminals thru securing connections with
lthe great northwest.
Wear go to
Chiffon, Lace and Silk
Capes, new styles/
worth to $30, for
Boiler Foundations at New N. E.
Pumping Station Have Already
Settled Badly.
They Will Have to Be Rebulit
At a Heavy Ex-
' $ pense.
Muslin Under-
wear at cost of
Material. No charge for -
Shirt Waist Dept.
All the stores combined will not
show such as immense variety of
handsome Waists at popular
prices as you will find here.
Very special values for Tuesday:
Shirt Waists.
In a large variety of new styles,
worth to $3.50, for C 1 "7 C
this sale p I - / &
Linen Embroidered "Waists,
handsome Lawn Waists, Mexi
can Drawn Work Waists, regu
lar value $450 to d riC
$6.00, at $i.yd
Hand embroidered Linen Waists,
worth $10.00, this 4fc p- g\f\
sale, at .4)^Vlvl
Hat Department.
50 handsome Pattern and Shirt
Waist Hats, regular price $7.50
to $15.00, tfj c rvrk
for $5.00
Silk Shirt Waist Suits.
Pongee, Taffeta and Peau de
Soie, worth to $37.00, C^)c
special for *&JL&
Muslin Uflderwear=HosieryDept.
$2.50 Underskirts at SI.36
$3.50 Underskirts at 2.SO
75c Corset Covers at. 60o
$1.75 Gowns at $1.25
50c Lisle Hos at 3g
40c Lace Hose at 25c
301 and 303 Henn., Ave.
We guarantee it 5 years
All Danger to the Wheat Crop Is
Averted by General
Minneapolis grain and elevator men
whose interests lie close to or beyond the
Canadian line, were jubilant this morn
ing. A good rain passed over Manitoba
and for almost twelve hours was contin
uous thru the province. The precipitation
was not especially heavy, but it "was
enough to bring full relief in the many
districts where the top soil was very dry,
and the seed had been in danger of being
blown out by the high winds.
Winnipeg wired early this morning that
the reports were general, and from almost
every conren of the province, and that
every one there was feeling good over
relief from a situation which, while at no
time serious, w as sure to have developed
sensational reports in a day or two more,
to the injury of the country, the mer
chants and men in the land business. The
crop prospects now are exceptionally good
and could' be maintained for a long time
with the present moisture.
South of the line the rains were a little
scattered. Grand.Forks and vicinity had
no rain yesterday worth noting, nor is
there any immediate need of rain there.
Neche, N. D., had a good soaking, but it
was fair this morning around Larimore.
There was no rairi shown at Devils Lake,
and west and northwe st of that point it
is still dry. Fargo was part cloudy this
morning and Casselton had the same con
dition, but reported a good rain yesterday.
The forecast is for cooler weather and
showers to-night and Tuesday, and if this
is realized and the showers are extended
far enough west and northwest in North
Dakota, the three states will be in .prime
condition as regards moisture, and able
to withstand a fairly long dry period with
no material lowering of the crop outlook.
$1.05 Is What Steam's Best
Tinted Lead will
cost you when
thinned with pure
Linseed oil.
1 t.

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