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Sheep Camp Attacked by Cattle Men
1 and a Bound of One Hundred
Sawmill Owner Expects to Be Burned
Out and Asks Officials for
fpeeial to The Journal.
Red Lodge, Mont., Sept. 4.The temporary
lull In the hostilities in the Sage creek coun
try, where the range war Is In progress, was
broken last night. According to a report re
ceived here to-day, several unidentified cattle
men approached the sheep camp of John Allen
and fired at last 100 shots into it.
Persons who had gone to the Pryor sawmill,
near at band, are said to bare fled In terror,
the bullets were flying so thickly. It seems that
no one was Injured as far as reported. Further
details are lacking.
The news came in the form of n telephone mes
sage frdm Attorney Ed Butler, of Gebo, to Under
Sheriff William Gebo. Mr. Butler said a courier
from Sage Creek brought him a message this
morning, from E. I. Frates, proprietor of the
sawmill. In which Mr. Frates tells of the trou
ble. The latter says his business is being in
terfered with and asks the officers to put a stop
to the war.
, It,is alleged thRt Mr. Frates has himself In
curred the enmity of the cattlemen for the rea
son that he leased his big ranch near the saw
mill to a sheep man. As a result, it Is said,
the cattlemen hare threatened to burn the mill,
but Mr. Frates contends that he first offered the
ranch to the cattlemen, and that they refused to
lease it at any price.
Judge Criticizes Attorneys for Their In
terviews In the Winter Case.
FORT BENTON, MONT.The district court
Is grinding out the last case on the docket, that
of Sarah Rirby vs. H. A. Nottingham, a suit for
trespass aud damages alleged to bave been
sustained by reason of the defendant driving
cattle over the premises of the plaintiff. Ella
Knowles Haskell is attorney for the plaintiff and
I". E. Stranahan tor the defendant.
The time of the court has been occupied with
the trial of criminal cases, all of which came
from Uavro except one. As a result of the trials
Judge Tattan to-day pronounced the following
entenees: Ezra Trinkle, who pleaded guilty to
assault in the first degree (wife beating), seven
even years Alexander Boullon, convicted of as
sault in the first degree, four years Joseph
Cordova, convicted of manslaughter for the kill
ing of Oree Tom, ten years Henry Winter and
Andrew Beller, convicted of grand larceny (kill
!ng an OH steer), and penalty fixed by the
Jury, one year James Stanley and Frank Keene
convicted of grand larceny (branding a colt not
their own)' and penalty fixed by the jury, one
Judge Tattan, In passing sentence on Henry
Winter, who has been a prominent stock raiser
near Chinook for many years, took occasion
to criticise the attorneys In the case who are
alieged to have furnished interviews to the news
papers. It was stated in the article referred to
that this was ihe first case of the kind In which
* conviction had been had in this county and
that Winter had been convicted thro prejudice.
The Judge stated that if the article had said
this was the twenty-first conviction of the kind,
it would have been well within the record that
the case was not an unusual one that the Jury
was practically of defendant's own choosing,
and that he did not use all his challenges In
Its selection that the county attorney had
shown great leniency In allowing defendant time
before his preliminary examination to attend to
his business, and that, if anything, favor
itism had been shown the defendant.
He said the statements, alleged to have been
famished by lawyers in the case, were an insult
to the people of the county and a reflection
an the men who bad tried the case.
Wins Out In Its Long Contention With
the Water Works Company.
HELENA, MONT.The city of Helena won an
Important victory when a Jury In the United
States eburt returned a verdict allowing the
Helena Waterworks company $800 a month for
Water supplied the city.
The jury was composed of residents of three
counties, other than that in which Helena is sit
uated. The suit had been on trial for more than
two weeks. For years the parties In litigation
have been at loggerheads. The city has voted
|600,000 to build its own plant, but had been
restrained at the instance of the water company.
Finally a compromose on the long overdue water
bill was agreed upon and it was further agreed
to Institute a friendly suit to determine the fu
ture value of the water furnished the city, with
the above result. The water company contended
the water was worth $1,600 a month. The water
eomjjanx's stock is owned largely in New York
and Boston. . The city will shortly advertise a
sale of 'bonds for the new plant.
Assistant United States Attorney George H.
Bailey has suffered the loss of one his toes as
the result of the accidental discharge of his own
hotgun while hunting ducks near Fort Belknap,
gun was discharged by a twig while he was
walking thru some brush. The wound was
dressed at the fort and he returned to Heleua
last night.
. Did Every McKolvey take strychnine by mis
take, or did he wish to commtt suicide, or was
the drug admlnlsterd to him with homicidal in
tent? This Is a question which will probably
remain unanswered. At least, it is the question
which the coroner's jury failed to answer after
listening to testimony for two days.
Two sessions of tho inquest were held yes
terday, one In the afternoon and the other in the
evening, but beyond the fact that it was shown
by a chemical analysis of the contents of the
stomach of the dead man that his death had been
due to strychnine poisoning, absolutely nothing
The efforts of the officers who had been work
ing on the case failed to disclose where the
strychnine had been obtained or when or by
whom It was administered. The widow of the
dead clerk testified that their home relations
were most pleasant and she could shed no light on
the mysterious death. Officers are still working
on the case.
Re* Brothers Buy Several Thousand Head
at Two Montana Points.
BUTTE, MONT.The season for thipping mut
ton has again arrived and from now until the
first of December the stockyards along the lines
f the Northern Pacific and Burlington railways
In eastern Montana and Wyoming will be scenes
of activity.
William Rea, of the livestock commission
firm of Rea Bros., South St. Paul, arrived at
Big Timber yesterday and secured a shipment
f 1,000 or 1.500 head for the 13th and consol
It with a shipment of about 5,000 head
from Custer for St. Paul. This is the first ship
ment yet booked at the Northern Pacific here.
BOZEMAN, MONT.Yesterday was the banner
day of the Gallatin county fair in point of at
tendance. During the forenoon 5,200 people
passed thru the gates and when the races com,
menced in the afternoon there were 7,000 per
sons on the grounds.
GREAT FALLS, MONT.An attempt to hold
up an express train on the Great Northern al
most within the city limits was foiled last night
by the engineer, who ran bis train by several
men so fast they could not board it. A shot
was fired and the ball smashed a glnss in the
Shots Fired.
NORTHFIELD. MINN.Ralph Goodhue and
Miss Emily M. Rice were married at the home
of the bride's mother, In Southeast Minneapolis,
by Rev. Mr. Cutter. Only relatives were pres
ent. The bridal couple visited at the home
of the bridegroom's father here. Dean Goodhue,
until Tuesday, when they left for Herman,
Minn., their future home.Miss Thina Blorn,
of Zumbrota, and Dr. C. A. Melby, of St. Olaf
college, were married this week and came to
Northfield Thursday morning to make their home.
SCOTLAND, S. D.Cyrus Dickson, of Scot
land, and Miss Mary L, Upton, of Effingham,
111., were married at the home of ihe bride's
mother yesterday.
Mother Bruin and Two Cubs Feasted on
Fitch's Vegetables.
ISHPEMING, MICH.There was some excite
ment at the home of Walter.Fitch, chairman
of the county board of supervisors, at Cham
pion yesterday, when one of the servants an
nounced that there were three black bears in
the back yard. The trio consisted of a mother
bruin and two cubs. The latter were playing
on the path leading to the garden, while the
older bear was feasting on the vegetables.
There was a scramble for a gun, but by
the time.the weapon was found the bears had
disappeared in the grove back of the house.
Bears have been seen 'on numerous occasions at
Champion but always by men who were not
armed or by berrry pickers. A force of hunters
is being organized and Saturday and Sunday will
be devoted to an attempt to round up the ani
ONTONAGON, MIOH Seven years ago last
Tuesday occurred the big flro which all but wiped
Ontonagon off the map. Nearly 3,000 people were
made homeless. To relieve the distress an ap
propriation was made by the state legislature
and contributions were received from all parts
of the country. A new town has risen from the
ashes of the old and is more prosperous than was
Ontonagon before the fire.
SENEY, MICH.The general store of John
Blair was robbed. The safe was blown with
nitroglycerin and all its contents, $100 cash and
$4,000 worth of papers taken. The robbers made
good their escape.
MARQUETTE, MIOH.Edward Nault, aged
10, fell on a rapidly revolving handsaw at the
South Shore railroad shops and was probably fa
tally injured. A gash eleven inches long was
cut In his head.
. JAMESTOWN, N. D.The marriage of Miss
Frances Donnelly to Engerie Blgelow, of Wilton,
took place at the home of R. M. Donnelly, on
Wednesday afternoon. The ceremony was per
formed by Rev.- CM.- Taylor,? in the* presence
of about fifty relatives and friends. The couple
left for the twin cities, where they will remain
a week. They will make, their home, at Wilton.
One of the prettiest weddings took place
at the residence of Rev. CM. Taylor, Tuesday
evening, when Miss Beatrice Taylor was married
to Wllbert B. DeNault. The ceremony was
performed by the father of the bride, who Is
pastor of the Presbyterian church. A wedding
supper and reception followed.
FERGUS FALLS. MINN.The marriage of
Miss Lillian Brownell, of this city, and George
F. Hasslg, of Winona, was celebrated here last
evening. Rev. J. W. Morrison officiating. The
wedding was a quiet one and the couple left
immediately for Winona, where they will reside.
ELK RIVER, MINN.The marriage of Wil
liam A. Benzie, of Warren, Minn., and Miss
Florence Houlton, of this place, took place last
evening at the home of the bride's uncle. W.
H. Houlton. The. rooms were richly decorated.
In the parlor the scheme was green and gold.
About thirty guests were present. Refresh
ments were served after the ceremony. Miss
Luclle Hildreth played the wedding march. Mr.
and Mrs. Benzie will commence housekeeping at
Warren, where Mr. Benzie is in business.
CANTON, S. D.-^-John Peterson, a business
man, and Miss Tilda Lunder, daughter of Mr.
and Mrs. Lars Lunder, of Dayton township,
were married. Theodore C. Thompson and Miss
Bertha T. Helvig, of Highland township, were
married, and at the same time and place Jacob
Eneboe became the husband of Miss Anna' M.
Biller. The double wedding was attended by
an immense crowd.
DEADWOOD, S. D.Pal Whltewlde. em
ployed by the Reliance Gold Mining company, has
gone to Vermillion, where he will wed Miss
Lura Best, on Sept. 9. They will visit for a
time in the east and then make their home at
A jug the children dance around
in gleeful anticipation.
The Great Spread for Daily 'Bread.
The syrup of delight morning, noon or night.
A syrup that is not only delicious, but a valuable
health-maker and body builder. Contains all the
goodness of cornthe most nutritive cereal
grown. Prepared particularly for table and home
uses. Put up in airtight, friction-top tins which pro
tect its purity, making it'particularly preferable to
Jthe dusty* uncleanly'barrel syrups. ioc,,25c and 50c.
At all grocers. ' - , "
- CORN PRODUCTS CO., New York ind Chicago.
V ? V
Ore Movement for 1903 is Not So
Strong as During the Season
Last Past.
No Doubt About the Huronlc's Violation
of the Navigation Laws.
MARQUETTE. MICH-^Judge George P. Wanty
of Grand Rapids, who is holding federal court for
the western district of Michigan here this week,
has taken uuder advisement the case of the Unit
ed States vs. the steamer Huronlc, owned by the
Northwestern Steamship company, charged with
Violation of the navigation laws.
The Huronlc took nine passengers aboard at
Duluth and sold them tickets thro to the Amer
ican Soo, a thing illegal for a boat of foreign
registry, the Huronlc being Canadian owned.
The offense was committed in August of last
year. It was investigated and in due season
Collector Gad Smith of this district assessed
a fine of $200 for each passenger, making a
total of $1,800.
The owners of the boat, it appears, were
willing to pay the amount, but the department
desired an opinion In the case, and it is ,for
this purpose that it was submitted before Judge
Wanty. The owners of the Huronic made no
appearance and ouly the United States' side
of the proceedings was presented.
Something of a stir has been caused In ma
rine circles by the receipt of an official order
at the local customs house providing that here
after the masters and chief mates of all sailing
craft of over 700 gross tons must have licenses,
secured after an examination as to their quali
fications, in order to retain their positions, the
new arrangement being practically the same as
that affecting the chief officers of steam craft.
A second order received from Secretary Cor
telyou provides for an equally important innova
tion. According to this all sailing vessels of 700
gross tons or over must be Inspected, and If not
found seaworthy will be denied the certificate
now required before they can ply the lakes.
What the Reorganization Flan of
Lake Superior Consolidated
' . - Calls For.
Special to The Journal.
Duluth, Minn., Sept. 4.Iron ore shipments
during August amounted to 2,496,000 tons, not
including those of Michigan and Wisconsin,
which were about 2,000,000 tons more. These
all make a gross total for the season of 16,200,
000 tons, which is but 800,000 tons short of last
year to this time, and Is 4.000,000 tons ahead
of the preceding year to the corresponding date.
The largest record ever made by an ore shipping
railway was during last month by the Duluth,
Mlssabe & Northern, a road belonging to the
United States Steel Corporation, which moved to
its Duluth docks and sent therefrom 1,020,000
tons in the twenty-six working days of August.
This road's gross earnings for the month were
$900,000, of which about 50 per cent were net.
Ore shipments from the Great Northern road
are showing a decline, not only from the early
estimates of 6.000,000 tons for the year, but
from their revised estimates of 5,000.000 tons.
It is not probable that more than 4,500,000 tons
will be moved in 1903 by this system. So
many of the heavy Independent shippers on this
line have curtailed business on account of a
shortage of sales that its traffic is thus hindered.
The road will be an immense shipper another
M. A. Hanna & Co. have commenced the open
ing of a' mine on state school land In section
21-58-19, which was recently secured by them.
They will later open two other state leases in
the same township. None of these mines can
ship before the coming year.
The Morris and Monroe.
The Morris mine, of the United States Steel
Corporation, has been stripped this summer
and will make a slight shipment before the elose
of navigation. It is a large property and will
be an important shipper in 1904.
'- So great is the. preliminary work in opening
such a mine as the Monroe that it will scarcely
ship any ore even next year, tho a very large
force will be maintained all winter In opening it
as a shipper.
For two years the Chicago, Milwaukee 4f St.
Paul road has been exploring near Amasa, Me
nominee range, keeping persistently at It, tho
at times with slight hope of reward. At last
it has succeeded in finding what seems to be a
promising property of soft ore, and perhaps In
considerable extent.
Mining explorations and shaft sinking on the
new formation In the Marquette range are now
being carried ou without any facilities for get
ting the ore to market when hoisted to surface.
There has been so much friction between the
Sscanaba & Lake Superior and the Milwaukee
roads that neither can build In, and the matter
results in a deadlock the extent of which nobody
can gness.
Some ore is being shipped to the new blast
furnaces of the Lake Superior Consolidated com
pany, at the Canadian Sault, in expectation of
the commencement of steel making there in the
fall. These shipments are far from the com
pany's own mine, but later In the season Mesaba
low-phosphorus ores will be taken down for a
mix. The company's mine is shipping this
year about 250,000 tons to Lake Erie ports.
Consolidated's Reorganization.
The Consolidated company's reorganization
plan calls for a payment of $8 on every share,
preferred and common. This is not an assess
ment, for the stock is not assessable. After
this payment and In exchange for present stock,
the. holder of each 100 shares of preferred will
get forty shares of new common, and the holder
of each 100 shares of present common will get
twenty shares of the new common. There, will
be no new preferred stock. This will wipe out
the. Speyer loan of $5,050,000 and provide : a
working capital sufficient to operate the steel
works etc. ..
With the payment,of $8 a share the company
will hive an outstanding capital of 140,000,000,
which is almost precisely the amount of cash that
will then, have, been put Into the works. ,It
Is understood that the money for this .Reor
ganization has been pnt up, and that the first,
thing to be done Is the purchase of the Speyer
mortgage, which is to be.foreclosed by the reor
ganization committee' for the use and benefit of
all stockholders who desire to come In and put
up..their $8 a share.*
The money thus secured, about $8,000,000, is
not new money in the sense that it is. an expendi
ture before. unexpected, but it is just about the
amount that the company a. year ago expected to
receive from the sale of preferred stock then
underwritten, but the non-payment of whioh pre
cipitated the company's disastrous experiences
It is understood that the working expenses of
the entire concern have been met for the past
few months solely by !be earnings of plants now
in operation, including the. pulp mills and wood
working plants. The company's great money
maker is expected to be its steel mills.
Fairly Eats Up the Timber..
. The new Pioneer furnace of the Cleveland
Cliffs Iron company, at Marquette, is consuming:
annually the product of 7,000 acres of heavily
timbered hardwood land. More than 650 men
are employed In the woods getting this out,
aside from an equal number engaged in its
transportation and preparation. ... -
The company is forced to maintain in the
woods a constant supply of 200,000 cords of
wood, drying. Its large production of acetate
of lime has been sold to the German syndicate,
wbich controls the world's acetate product, and
which will buy this' material on Lake Superior,
ship it to. Germany,, manufacture and ship.it
back rather than permit any American competitor
to get hold of it.
Hibhing school dtsfnet litis an assessed valuation
of $11,000,000, and Is the fourth richest In the
state. The following faculty represents the
school: Superintendent, J. W. Kllnker princi
pal high school, Margaret Rankin, Northfield,
Minn. assistant principal, Margaret Buckley,
Farmington, Minn. Arthur Nelson, science, Min
neapolis Harriet Campbell, commercial, St.
Paul: Aggie Beach, Normal, 111. -Helen Bass.
Linden, Wis.: S. Thompson, S. O'Neill, St.
Paul K. Grafrey. Hlbbirg Bertie McKee, Man
kato A. Mclctyre, Duluth Addle Van Blascow,
Ely, Agnes Murphy, Hibblng Mae Maybury, St.
Cloud Annie Grant. Faribault Ethel Green, Nor
mal, 111.- Mae Picken. Roelcford, 111. Luella
Pixon, Whitewater, Wis. Alice Lauman, Minne
apolis Kdna Bpswoll, Winona Phoebe Wards
worth, Hibblng Theresa Buckley. Hibblng Effte
Johnston, St. Paul D. Hauser, Jauesville, Wis.
B. Davis, Rock Island, 111.
Long List of .Young People Set Out from
MORRIS. MINN.The anual exodus of Morris
young people to the colleges and higher institu
tions of the country has begun and this vicin
ity is furnishing more than an average quota of
young people. The following is the list: To the
State UniversityPaul Spooner, Montie Brown,
Ralph Stone. Clifford Nilson, William Hagerman,
Jay Watso, Misses Belle Bonsteel, Maud John
son Agnes Newell. To CarletohWilbur Hill,
Miss Mabel Stone. To HamllneMisses Bessie
Watson, Margaret Millie. To East Side High
School, MinneapolisMisses Kathryn Spooner,
Edna Brown. Alice Brown. Henry Jones. To Cen
tral High SchooL MinneapolisHelen Griffith.
To Smith College, Northampton, Mass.Miss
Edna Johnson. To Visitation Convent, St. Paul
Miss Blanche Flaherty. To Shattuck, Faribault
Guy Stewart. To Busiess College, Litchfield
Herbert Hanson. To Academy, Red WingMiss
Olivia Christiansen. To St. Cloud State Normal
Miss Bertha Wunsch. To Minneapolis Business
CollegeMiss Margaret Finnegan. To a Roches
ter SchoolMiss" Agnes Callahan.
Bye Believed His Victim Was Dead and
That He Would Hang.
BRAINBRD, MINN.August Bye was brought
down from Beltrami county and ordered commit
ted by Judge McClenahan to the hospital for the
Insane at Fergus Falls. Bye was a prisoner in
the Beltrami county jail at Bemldji, having been
held to the grand jury on the charge of assault
In the second degree. Brooding over the crime
and being told by other prisoners that his vic
tim was dead, Bye's mind became deranged and
he imagined he was to hang. He made several
attempts to kill himself.
Brainerd's Labor Day celebration next Monday
will be the biggest in the history of the trades
and labor organizations in this city. An Indus
trial parade in the morning, .followed by address
es by prominent labor leaders, sports and a ball
game in the afternoon end a grand, ball at night
are some of tbe features. One thousand dollars
in prizes will be distributed.
Crow Wing county's fair will be held In this
city on Sept. 9, 10 and 11.
Surprising Agricultural Development
the Northern Country.
HIBBING, MINN.The progress in agricultu
ral development along the line of the Duluth,
Mlssabe & Northern railway between Hibblng
and Duluth Is simply surprising. Where but ten
years ago was nothing but a desolate, barren
wilderness,- the- country Is now dotted with hum
ble homes and as a stock raising region it
offers excellent Inducements.. The number of .new
settlers pouring. In Is a proof that the land is
good for farming purposes.
Several blind piggers \ere arrested and wert
brought before Justice Hayes and pleaded guilty.
They were fined $65 each, including costs. Nine
paid the fine. All'' the violators lived in and
just outside Chlsholm. '
Hibblng's high scluol reopened on Monday.
Teachers numbered In the district this year num
ber thirty-five. The board of education appre
ciated $6l0Q at.its last meeting for this year.
~T Defective
Fair Coaches of a Great Northern Train
Derailed at Evansville.
ern flyer, west bound, v as wrecked at Evansville
yesterday afternoon, the four rear coaches of the
train leaving the track and overturning. The
nccldent occurred as the train was passing thru
the east end of the village and was evidently due
tfr the displacement of a rail. No one was seri
ously injured.
Mrs. George A. McCollum, who came from
New Xork city a' few veeks ago to visit her sts
ter-ln-law, Mrs. G. F. Vaughn, died to-day from
heart disease., She was 54 years of age and Is
survived by n husband and three sons.
A meeting Of the board of education was held
last evening and an opinion was received,from
the city attorney to the effect that no bonds
could be issued for the construction of a new
high school building until the question had been
resubmitted to - the people*. The bonding, ques
tion has caused an animated controversy here,
but the city attorney's opinion will probably set
tle it. '
Town of Rosemount Relieved of Expenses
In Controlling Smallpox.
HASTINGS, MINN.-^-In the matter of the ap
peal from - the action of the board of county
commissioners in disallowing the statement and
bill of the board of health of the town of Rose
mount, Judge Crosby holds that all the expenses
Incurred by the town were necessarily and prop
erly incurred for the control of smallpox, and
Justice requires that they should be paid by the
county. The sum of $115.75 was involved in the
G. W. Hancock and B. D. Hutson, the clam
fishers from Ferryvllle. WIS., are having good
luck, the former finding a pearl yesterday,
welshing ten grains and valued at $100.
Iii the probate - court yesterday the. will of
William H. Francis, late of South St. Paul, was
admitted to probate. Mrs. Zipporah L. Francis
being appointed executrix.
Twenty Carrier Pigeons Deliver Messages
Lesage Made a Special Agent
DULUTH, MINN.Twenty carrier pigeons
were sent from Duluth to the state fair yester
day afternoon to fly back to-day with messages
for Duluth. Flynn and Frerker have been coach
ing the birds to. fly from points between here
and St. Paul for several weeks.
G. H. Lesage of Hibblng, formerly a clerk in
the United States land office In Duluth, has
received appointment as special agent for the
land department.
The general agents- of some of the Duluth
roads are complpaining of a shortage of cars,
especially for eastern and southern points. Some
of the eastern and southern lines have served no
tice that they will hoi longer allow their cars
to leave their lines. The shortage is not due
to the new crop In the northwest, and apprehen
sion is felt for the situation when grain begins
to move heavily.", a '- '
Special Instruction In Cooking for Winona
-High School.
WINONA,, MINNAt : th,_ meeting of the
board of education this evening steps will be
taken for the installation of instruction In do
mestic Science in the Winona high school. It
is planned to teach the chemistry of foods and'
have special instruction In cooking by an ex
perienced cook.
The Winona Oratorio society directors will
meet this week and plan for the commencement
of work week after nest. It Is expected to put
on "the opera "Powhaton," after, a .rehearsal of
ten week*}. The,opera,-is casf in colonial times
and la .said" to.be ve^y,pleasing, .- - ..,-.,
The improvements'to the two buildings on the
block of land recently acquired by the Winona,
normal school for home purposes have.,been com-'
jhlpted and the buildings are In fine condition
for the reception of students. The buildings are
W be known as east and west lodge. Mrs. S. E.
Coleman will have charge of the former slid
Mrs. Knight the latter. :* ''- -
Frame Buildings Barred from Cass Lake's
. ,-. . ./.- Business Center.
' OASS LAKE, MINN..There will be no more
frame buildings erected In the business center
of-Cass Lake. This has been definitely set
tied by the village council, which adopted an or
dinance defining fire limits and forbidding the
erection therein of any building other than of
brick or stone, or frame covered with Iron or
sheet iron
The brick block which will house the officials of
the United States land office is being pushed to
completion, and the bricklayers and carpenters
arefinishing the second story. The block will
be two stories, with basement. Rumor has It
that a new bank will bo established soon &nd
will have quarters in the new block.
BLUE EARTH, MINN.Of the high school
graduating class of 1908 Helmer Mundale, Earl
Sweet and Mark Vandewater will attend the
state university Floyd Franklin, Hamllne Ray
Bushee, Carleton Verna Schneider, Mankato nor
mal, and Edith Williams, Grace Bartholemew
and Dolly Dean will teach.
The officials of Faribault county and those of
Martin county will play a match game of base
ball next Monday at Fairmont.
BEMIDJI MINN GHB Olson, the Blackduck
bartender, charged with" criminal assault in the
second degree, who vas committed to jail on
June 8, to await the action of the grand Jury,
has been taken to BralLerd to be examined as' to
his sanity. Brooding over his troubles Is thought
to have driven him insane. He has twice tried
to hang himself in his cell.
EXCELSIOR, MINN.The Shrodes driving
lamp, invented by Dr. Shrodes of Excelsior, and
manufactured by Shrodes & Zollars, Excelsior,
seems to have caught on. Orders have reached
the manufacturers from all over the United
States,, and on/ order was received from South
Africa. Arrangements for the manufacture are
being completed, and the article will be placed
on the market in October.
TWO HARBORS, MINN.Fire, which caught
from the explosion of a gasolene stove In the
tailoring establishment of August Tabor, de
stroyed tbe Interior of the shop and damaged the
Superior Hotel, owned by Emil Smith of Win
ton, Minn. Loss, $700 fully insured.Ore re
ceipts at this port for August were 841,000 tons,
and the total for the season 8,800,000 tons.
ROCHESTER, MINN.The 2-year-old child of
Herman Badke was drowned in a barrel of water.
The mother Is- nearly Insane with .grief.John
H. Groesbeck is dead at the age of 70 years. He
was an early settler of Olmsted county. He
leaves a widow and two daughters, Emma E. and
Mrs. J. J, Murphy, both of St. Paul.
whose home is- in Trongon, a town ten miles
west of here, was struck by lightning yesterday
afternoon end killed. The body was found this
morning in the woods surrounding her house. She
was about 70 or 75 years old. and had been away
from the house on a short visit,
BATTLE LAKE, MINN.Battle Lake will be
represented at the St, Louis fair in a live fish
exhibit. Three hundred dollars have been pledged
by citizens for this purpose. . Five other towns
will be represented, Cass Lake, Park Rapids,
Alexandria, Detroit and Glenwood.
Superior Looms Up as a Reoeiving
Port as Never Before in
Its History.
Almost Two Million Tons Have
- Been UnloadedBig Gain
Over Last Year.
Special to The Journal.
Superior. Wis., Sept. 4.This will be a rec
ord-breaking year in the matter of coal receipts
at Superior. If this city has not been the
greatest coal-receiving port in years gone by,
there is now probably no port on the lakes that
can approach it. The receipts this year are
something enormous, and entirely out of the
ordinary even for a year when the conditions are
A comparison of the receipts for this year
and a year ago show an immense gain. The re
ceipts are 1,967,594 tons, of which anthracite
makes up 329,564 tons. Last year the receipts
at this time were 1,062,166 tons, showing a gain
of 905,428 tons.
The anthracite receipts are five times as
great as last year, and 600,000 more tons of
bituminous have come this year than last year.
In iron ore the figures show 2,684,736 tons
this year against 2,311,793 tons last year, a gain
of 872,943 tons.
With conditions good, Superior, with its three
docks, should be able to ship the greatest
amount of any port on the Great Lakes. This
has not been the case this year owing to the
fact that the steel trust is able to control the
boats, while the lower lake ports have been
congested with ore. But if the boats could
have been secured here it would have been an
easy proposition to ship 6,000,000 tons this
The city schools are still without a superin
tendent in the manual training department, ow
ing to the departure of George Bray. He re
tired without having his resignation accepted,
but the board has found no way to hold him.
The system of'manual training has been extended
thru the schools this year and will be an im
portant part of the system, so that a strong
effort is being made to secure a good man, altho
it is late In the year. If one cannot be found
to commence the wor it will be a serious handi
The failure of Talbot J. Taylor & Co., of New
York, seriously impairs the work of the big
Consolidated Land company, of this city. The
local company had money with the New York
firm and President Hammond as returned from
the east with the announcement that the di
rectors have voted to close the big Euclid Hotel
on account of the curtailment of the working
MILWAUKEE, WISPhil Bailey, the Ger
mania National bank robber, has been recognised
by the police as a wall-known criminal. He has
several "jobs" to his credit, among them being
thefts of $500 and $800 from St. Paul and Kansas
City" banks.
BOYS,: WISBobbers blew open- the safe in
Albert .Butscher's''store with nitroglycerin, but
were frightened away without getting any
money.' The wafe Is used as a village bank de
pository and contained about $4,000.
CHIPPEWA FALLS, WIS.The forty-ninth
annual session" of the West Wisconsin confer
ence of the Methodist, church opened yesterday,
Bishop Foss presiding. There is an attendance
of 163 ministers and fifty laymen. "
SUPERIOR, WIS.In a lamp explosion Mrs.
A. N. Lent v. as severely burned and is not ex
pected to live.
In fine form Grasshopper, Ingham & Eewert,
Pierre, S. D., second, Tony \V P. B. Height,
Hlgginsvllle, Mo., third and Tropic, Joe Cover
dale. Elk Point, S. D.. fourth.
Mrs. Elizabeth N. Canen,' of Battle Creek,
Mich., was found dead from asphyxiation in a
room in the home' of Rev. J. D. O. Powers, her
nephew, yesterday. She was not accustomed
to the use of gas and either blew it out or turned
it on after the light was extinguished.
Factional Fights, 'Doctored Minutes and
Many Resignations.
gie could have forseen the bickerings and heart
breakings that the library board of this city
have experienced, it Is doubtful whether he
would have donated a red cent for the erection
of a building. If the resignations continue a few
days longer, there will not be any board and
then the trouble may cease.
Ever since the fine new building was dedicated
and even before there has been more or less
friction betweeu the various factions. The
troubls culminated a few days since when it was
discovered, so it is alleged, by some members,
that the minutes of an important meeting were
"changed." This caused a controversy as to
who shall be recognized as first assistant libra
rian, a position supposed, until recently, to be
held by Miss Marian Parker, who has been draw
ing the pay of first assistant, according to the
records of the board is only a second assistant.
Two of the members of tile board. Including the
president, have resigned and it is understood the
resignations of others are ready to be banded
to the mayor who is beselged with petitions ask
ing the appointment of various friends of the
The state library association is to meet in
this city next month, and the situation is un
fortunate as it was desired to have the utmost
harmony in order that the meeting be 'made thc
success it should be.
As a result of the advertising given F. E.
Myers, alias Matson, alias Marson, the sweet
singer and 'evangelist, ex-convict and confidence
man, thru his arrest at Muscatine and return to
this city, reports are coming in from various
places telling of his various swindles.
One of thess comes from Epworth, -in Dubuque
county, where there is a Methodist seminary.
Marson .landed in Epworth early in the summer,
before He went to Muscatine, and soon became
enrapport with the godly people of that place.
They -were easy victims, but like the good priest
in Hugo's Les Miserables, they accepted their
losses with pity for the thief and sought no re
venge. The amount Marson cleared up at Ep
worth is not known, but is said to be consider
able. It Is probable the United States authorities
will be asked to .prosecute Marson for using the
mails to defraud.
Business and profesional men are organizing a
club to be known as the "One Hundred Club,"
the object of which is to .promote the business
and maufacturing interests of the city.
IOWA FALLS, IOWABert J. Price, son of
Rev. T. M. Price, is a member of the law firm
that has just secured from the secretary of
the interior rehearing of a case that involves
the title of fourteen valuable tracts of land
In Webster county. The title hinges on .the point
whether or not the land was swamp or, non
swamp at the time it was deeded to the county
by the government.
STORM LAKE. IOWAThe first meeting of
creditors of the estate of Envald R. Stangland,
bankrupt of Marathon, was held here before. M.
M. Moulton, referee In bankruptcy. James Wal
pole of R^ck Valley was named as trustee of the
estate, which consists largely of thorobred short
horn cattle of which Mr. Stangland has long
been a breeder. The assets were listed at $43,-
000 and the liabilities about $65,000.
Little Runaway Girls in Long
Caught In Milwaukee.
MILWAUKEE, WIS.Two Chicago girls, one
14 .and the other scarcely 15, are at the central
police station waiting for their parents to send
for them. A trivial difficulty with her brother
brought the older of the two girls, Anna Warner,
who lives at 73 West Kinsie stieet, Chicago, to
the decision that it was time she left home, and
so she started out to find a creer. Her friend
Alma Thompson, who. lives at 147 Desplaines
street, it seems, also bad reached this conclusion,
and they decided to cast their lots together.
They drew on their mothers' wardrobes for long
skirts. They came to Milwaukee and found n
home at 208 Wells street. Wednesday night
detectives found them promenading on Wells
strelt and took them to the police station and
notified the Chicago police. It is expected their
parents will call for them to-day.
HUMBOLDT, IOWAThe last day of the
Humboldt county fair was a success, altho the
attendance was not as large as yesterday Fort
Dodge defeated Waterloo for the second time
by the score of five to three. The county trot
or pace was won by Atlantic Panic, Judge L.
second, Chris C third. The 2:25 trot or pace
was won by Frank T., Black Cap second, and
Minnie Mock third.
LATIMER, IOWAOne of the few harvest
home festivals in Iowa that Is a success Is
held at Latimer. The festival Is promoted by
the business men and always brings a big
crowd. The program yesterday Included an ad
dress by Rev. Mr. Tower of Hampton, and a
musical program by the Latimer band. A shoot
ing tournament, baseball and horse and foot
races followed.
BOONE, IOWALouis Burmont has been ar
rested on the charge of adultery on complaint of
his brother Charles. Charles had a quarrel with
his wife in 1902 and they separated and she
asserted she had secured a divorce.' She mar
ried the brother of her first husband. Now the
first husband contends they were never divorced.
0ELWEIN. IOWAThe Chicago Great West
ern yard switchmen went out on a strike. About
thirty men are affected and it is feared, tho
strike may spread. The cause of the trouble
was the management's refusal to grant the de
jnands of the switchmen-for a change'in: the
method of giving orders.
DUBUQUE, IOWAThe farmers of Dubuque
county will hold a good roads convention in this
city Sept. 10.The attending physician reports
that Mrs. Fair, widow of the late Senator James
G? Fair, who Is suffering frOm nervous prostra
tion, Is improving. She has been in the hospital
two weeks.
MASON CITY, IOWAMrs. Williams, one of
the sisters of the late Henry Day, has brought
suit to break his will, he having bequeathed
most of his property to Mrs. Harriet Ogden, an
other sister, of this city. The estate is esti
mated to be worth $200,000.
River-Channel Division to Be Recom
mended by the Commission.
SIOUX CITY, IOWAThe Nebraska-South
Dakota boundary commission met here yesterday
and decided to recommend to the state legisla
tures of Nebraska and South Dakota that Ne
braska take all land south of the present channel
of the Missouri river, and South Dakota take all
land north of the present river channel, in dis
puted territory.
The legislatures of the two states will probably
ratify this agreement, and then it will be up
to congress to definitely settle the matter which
has given much grief to the two states. Such a
settlement would give to Nebraska in dry sea
sons when the Missouri is within its banks, about
5,000 acres of band bar land, very little of which
is of any value In an agricultural way. South
Dakota would get a lesser area of land but
more of It would be tillable: a' comparatively
small amount, however, something less than 300
acres. It would settle the court jurisdictions of
the disputed lands, however, an important point
which has caused both states much annoyance.
Yesterday's interstate fair brought out a crowd
of 10,000 people, fully half of whom came from
the city. This insures the payment of all ex
penses, the receipts to-day and to-morrow bt-ing
In a five heat race, Vera B C. G. Coats,
Sioux Falls, took the 2:35 trot on summaries,
Eylet S.. Steimhilber Bros., Pocahontas, Iowa,
second, Paul L.. Lamb & Ankency, Clinton, Iowa,
third and, Royalty, W. H. Cullan. Emmetsburg,
Iowa, fourth. The 2:23 trot went to Ned. J. C.
Kathan, Osage, Iowa, In straight heats, Melarg
non. J. J. Fitzgerald, Madison, S. D., second,
Walt Sanford. J. M. McClellan. Des Moines,
third and Platinum, W. H. H. Colby, Fort Dodge,
fourth. Lola Mix, W. J Conley. Jr. Sioux City,
took the 2:11 pace in three straight heats, going
Esra Thayer
Towne of the "University of Wisconsin has been
appointed to the chair of political science and
history at Carleton college. Dr. Towne took
his degree of . Ph.- D. from the University of
Halle-wlttenberg* *
ELK RTVER, MINN.O. F. George, of the
town of Santiago,.an old settler, died yesterday
of neurafgia of tho heart. He was a brother of
Mrs. W. L. Babcock of this place.
WOOD LAKE, MINN.Reuben Frank, a young
farmer, was killed by llghtnlne while at work
In the field. He had only been married a short
LANGDONj MINK.Miss Ellen Franklin, an
-old resident, died at the home of her sister,
Mrs. Fred Schnell. She was 82 years old. .
Remember to get your want ad in early
to-morrow for the great Saturday Eve
ning Jdurhal. Bring, send or phone .it in,
as you like, but be sure to get It in before
11:30 if possible.
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ing car becth only $6 from. Minneapolis
to San Francisco, Los Angeles, etc.
Through tourist cars leave over the Min
neapolis & St. Louis railroad every Thurs
day via Omaha, Denver and the "Scenic
route." Ehtperlenced excursion conduct
ors in charge of all parties. W. L. Hath
away, city ticket Mfcat, No. 1 Wasbtajtott
avenu* S. '" *
0SKAL00SA, IOWAA horrible accident oc
curred in the feed mill yesterday. George
Stone's clothing caught in the shafting and he
was hurled over and against the floor, his body
being pounded to a jelly.
prevalent In this part of the state and many
farmers have been heavy losers. Half a dozen
large herds have been wiped' out." ' ,
JEFFERSON, IOWAJ. - Bgli, a farmer^ was
fatally injured In a runaway. His skull was
, Fishing and HuTrttlng. . 7
The angler will find In "Utah ample op
portunities to indulge in his favorite sport.
The mountain streams are stocked with
gamy trout and the but little leas gamy
black bass abounds in the water of Utah
lake. In season good duck hunting can
be had on Utah lake, the Jordan and
around the pools and lagoons of the Salt
Lake valley. On the mountain sides
grouse are plentiful, and larger game can
be found on the mountain ranges of the
Uintah and Uncompahgre reservation.
To enable people to reach these favored
localities without unnecessary expenditure
of time or money, the Union Pacific has
put in effect very low rates and splendid
train service from the Missouri river. Ac
commodations provided for all classes of
Full information cheerfully furnished on
application to J. O. Goodsell, T. P. A..
Omaha, Neb.
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Appeal Taken to the U. S. Supreme
Court to Save a. Murderer
from ihe Gallows.
Case Became Famous by Season of
a Late Change in the Place
of Execution.
Special to The Journal.
Bismarck, N. D., Sept. .4.When the, legisla
ture last winter changed the law for the execu
tion of criminals, providing that they should be
hanged at the "state penitentiary after a six
months', imprisonment, instead of being hanged
in the counties where their crimes were commit
ted, it gave a chance for life to John Rooney,
now under sentence of death pronounced by Judge
Pollock of Cass county. The record In the case
was to-duy forwarded to the clerk of the United
States supreme court at Washington, and a super,
sedeas has been issued, which respites Rooney
until the supreme court of the United States
shall pass on his case and say whether or not
he .shall hang. Itooney was sentenced to be
executed In October, but as the case cannot be
heard by that time, It will probably be several
months yet before he is executed, if he is hanged
at all.
Rooney was coi-victed under the old law provid
ing for the. punishment of murder. Before his
conviction, however, the legislature passed a law
repealing the old md providing that all imirdei
ers should be hanged at the state penitentiary by
the warden, after an imprisonment of not less
than six months. When the law was passed and
before the official copies were promulgated, Judge
Pollock sentenced Roney to be hanged, but failed
to set the date far enough from the time of sen
tence to comply with the latter provision of the
law. When It was discovered that an error had
bene made, Rooney was taken back to Fargo add
resentenced to be hanged in October.1
Stambaugh's Appeal.
In the meantime, however, Rooney's atotrney,
W. S. Stambaugh, filed an appeal to the supreme
court of the state from the death sentence, on
the ground that the new law was ex post
facto and thfct an attempt was being made to
punish the defendant under a law not in exist
ence at -the time of the commission of his crime
and that, the six months of imprisonment having
been added by the new law it Imposed a greater
penalty than the law in force at the time of
the commission of the crime. For these reasons
Rooney's attorney sought to have the sentence
set aside.
' The supreme court, in an opinion .written by
Judge Cochrane, affirmed the sentence of the
lower court and said that the sentence of
death must stand. Attorney Stambaugh has per
fected an appeal to the supreme court of the
United States, based upon the eame points upon
which be appealed to the state supreme court.
It is asserted that the upper court has Inter
fered In one or two cases from other states where
an ex post facto law was attacked. The supreme
court of this state says the new law is not ex
post facto, and that the provision for six months'
imprisonment Is a mitigation of the severity of
the sentence rather 'than an Increase of It.
The case will probably be argued before the
United States supreme court by Attorney General
Frich for the state by W. S. Stambaugh of Fargu
for Rooney.
Caused a Surprise at FargoA Wedding
Predicted. - ,
FARGO. N. D.One of the surprises of the
last meeting of the board of education was the
resignation of Miss Ella Stout as principal of
the Washington school. Miss Stout has taught
In Fargo for years' and Is prominent in educa
tional circles, being the only lady ever elected
president .of the state press association. It is
reported that she Is soon to wed a former Far
goan, recently established in business In Kansas
Nung .Lung. Lee and Chming Shong Shee are
the names given by two Celestials held, here for
a hearing before Judge Amluon. They were it
rested. on the charge ' of entering the ^tfnlted
States illegally. The men claim to be former
residents of this country, who have been at home
on a visit.
The local land office has been affirmed in the
case of Bertha Kluge vs. Hermann Bladow in a
contest for land id the Lake Traverse belt.
Bladow moved his family upon the land and
says some boys endeavored to burn him out.
Their demonstration, he alleges, frightened him
and he moved, back to Wahpeton. The officials -
could not construe the action of the boys as
duress and held his entry for . cancellation.
Bladow endeavored to show that the boys had
acted in the interests of Bertha Kluge, the con
testant. ... -
William De Witt was arrested In Cavalier
county by Deputy Marshal Stout of- Fargo and,
held to the United States grand jury on the
charge of smuggling Canadian cattle across the
boundary, line. ..
Saidon's baibership apd Erickson.'s studio were
robbed. About $50 worth of stuff was taken
at each place. The police seem to have a clue
in both cases.
Attitude of the Russell Miller Milling
Company as to Macaroni Wheat.
JAMESTOWN, N. D.At the annual meeting
of the Russell Miller Milling company the future
of macaroni wheat was discussed. The com
pany is not opposed to the introduction of this
flour and. being In the business to furnish the
public with what it demands, will grind tbe
wheat into flour when there Is a demand for It.
It is harder, to grind, the directors state, than
ordinary wheat and for this reason will be more'
expensive to handle.
Judge Glaspell yesterday set aside the verdict
of a jury In the case of Berg vs. Ladby. The
suit was to foreclose a mortgage. The Jury
found for defendant. and the court ruled la
favor of the plaintiff.
MINOT, N. D.Sebastian Hendricks of Wash
burn, 44 years old, and unmarried, vommitted
suicide by cutting bis throat from ear to ear
with a knife in the Second National bank yester
day afternoon. He was found unconscious but
Coroner Crokat revived, him with, drugs and
loarned his name and address. He had been
drinking heavily and was short of funds.
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