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They Confess to Robbing Four Stores
and a Residence of $80 and Quan
tities of Merchandise Police
Thought Professionals Were at
Work Until New Clues Put Them
on the Right Track.
Special to The Journal.
Bemidji, Minn., Dec. 9.Four small
boys, the oldest not 16 years of age, and
all from leading families, were yesterday
arrested by the police charged with rob
bing the store of the Bemidji Mercantile
company, the 8lms store. O'Leary & BroV.
- iepartment store. I. B. Olson's confec
tionary establishment and the residence of
Andrew C. Lavin. A confession followed
which reveals a sta te of affairs in Bemidji,
surprising In the extreme.
The lads had realized from their work
about $80 in money and a large quantity
of merchandise. All the latter has been
recovered and most of the money. They
secured from one house alone, that of A.
C. Lavin. $52 in cash on Sunday night.
The first three burglaries looked like the
work of professionals and the police d e
partment scoured the town high and low
and rid it of all suspicious characters.
Last Saturday the robbery of the Olson
store, where a quantity of toys was ap
propriated, together with a small sum of
money, gave the officers a new clue and
yesterday an investigation was begun
which resulted in the arrest of the boys
and their confession to the different rob
An officer learned yesterday that one of
the boys nad been passing chewing gum
around with a lavish hand at. school mid
that he had presented his school with a
doll and other toys. Chief of Police Bailey
also had information along about the same
time and together the Investigation was
The home of the boy who had been giv
ing out the gum was visited and he con
fessed the whole ptory and the other ar
rests followed.
Annual Concert the Finest Yet Pre
sented at the College,
Union gave Its annual concert In the gymnasium
of the college last evening, and It was without
exception tha finest musical entertainment ever
presented at the college. 8chnecker"s sacred
cantata, "The Fntherhood of God." was sung.
The soloists were Miss Serine Eistensen, so
prano Miss Amanda Larson, alto John Eltun,
tenor Dr. C A. Melby, bass. Miss Martha Lar
on played th piano accompaniment and F.
Melius Christiansen was the director. The suc
cess of the splendid cantata is largely due to the
tamest and untiring efforts of Mr. Christiansen,
iiss Amanda Larskn of Lake Mills, Iowa, de
serves special mention for her splendid solo
The 19-year-old son of James Condon, living
on the Horace Goodhue farm, south of the city,
died of Bright's disease Sunday and was burled
yesterday. Rev. p. Kenny officiating.
The Jolly Euchre club held its first meeting
of th season with Mines. R. C. Phillips, J. A.
Lawrence and H. J. Vollmer. at the home of
the last named, there being forty members pres
ent. Prizes were won by Sirs. Alexander Keene
and W. F. Schilling, and the lone-hand prize was
won by Mrs. J. L. Bierman. The club meets
vory two weeks. - -
Son of Boiler Inspector Bergstrom
Found "Dead Near the Track.
WILLMAR. MINN.The mangled body of O.
H. Bergstrom, of Hector. Minn., was picked up
this morning by the section crew at a point a
few miles west of Willroar. The dead man's
face was budly cut and there were several bruises
about the head. The right shoulder was also
found to be broken. It Is supposed that he fell
f a freight train. He was a son of State Boiler
Inspector Bergstrom, about 35 years of age and
bad a wife find family in Hector.
At the annual meeting of the stockholders of
the Black Bay Mining com an of this city
tne following officers were elected: G. P. Kar
wanrt and A. C. Crawford re-elected president
and T|PP president respectively: N. B. Carlson,
secretary, and F. G. Handy, treasurer J. H.
Olson, A. C. Crawford. F. G. Handy. N. B. Carl-
Another Prominent Man
Vinol the Only Cure for Stom
ach Troubles.
Hon. D. H. Barker.
Through the digestive organs the
blood receives its body-building ma
terial, and strength and vigor is given
to every organ in the body. Vinol
strengthens and tones up the weak
ened nerves of the stomach, and soon
enables the sufferer to digest with
ease the very foods that once caused
Vinol contains no drugs, and no
nauseating oil, but it does contain the
vital principles of cod liver oil which
will heal and tone up irritated, worn,
tired stomachs. -
If any person in Minneapolis tries
Vinol for stomach troubles, for a run
down, debilitated condition, to give
strength to the weak, to gain flesh, to
invigorate old people, to make rich,
red blood and build up the convales
cent, to cure hard colds, stubborn
coughs or bronchitis, and it fails to
give satisfaction, we will refund the
- . money paid for it.
Voegeli Bros. Drug Co.
^y^^ii^P^p^fi^Mp^&iJ^l ^CM^^S^imi^^k - *
son. 0. J. Paulson, J. T. Otos, Lewis Johnson.
A. J. Ekander, W. de la Hunt antt Peter Free
b*rg, directors.
Thre will be an unusually Ion* calendar at the
tertn of district court In January. Several are
adjourned liquor cases.
Anders Hanseu. alias Peter Nelson, has Just
finished serving terms for various 6ffenses which
has kept him confined in the county Jail for six
months, and is now held on the charge of Jail
Watts, Aged 6&, and His Paramour
Charged with Enticing.
ALBERT LEA. MINN.Albert Watts, 65
years of age, is In the county jail charged with
keeping a house of ill fame, while Florence
Grlnnu. arrested with him. has been locked up on
a charge of enticing a girl of 14 years to the
Watt* place. Mary KOrgensen disappeared from
tha home of her parent* and the aid of the police
was asked to tlnd her. Officer Subby found her
at the Watts place, and she told stories too re
volting to print. There seems to be a clear case
against Watts at least.
District court is In session. In all twenty
eight cases were marked for trial but a number of
them will go over to tho adjourned term in Feb
ruary. Two "i three cr.ses were dismissed and
the same number stricken from the calendar.
The aew officers of the A. O. U. W. are:
M. W.. H. F. Korfhage: F.r Bert Foster C. A.
McNeil G., William Barneck: R.. O. J. Wolff:
financier, Henry Stotx R., N. C. Peterson I.
W., William McNeill: O. W., George Tropp:
trustee, C. M. Wilkinson delegates to the grand
lodge, H. F. Korfhage and N. C. Peterson alter
nates, A. McNeill and M. F. Donahue.
The Degree of Honor also has a flourishing
lodge and wfll be officered as follows: C. of H..
Katbrine Wiegnnd P. C. Hannah Esplng 1,. of
H., Margaret Donahue: C. of C. Mrs. Anderson:
recorder, ln Kaercher financier, Mary Rodg
ers R., Anna Kilbride V., Nellie Gustaveson:
I. W.. Mrs. Collins: 0. W., B. M. Loeffier: M.
B.. Dr. J. P. von Berg delegate to grand lodge.
Hanna Esping alternate, Kathrtne Wiegand.
The Albert tea Lumber and Stock company has
selected new officers as follows: President. H.
C. Nelson vice president, E. W. Knatvold secre
tary, Erlck Johnson.
J. C. Knudson, whose parents reside in this
elty, died suddenly at Ashland, Col., of heart
disease, aged 23.
Pipestone Hopes to Keep Company E
of the Guards.
PIPESTONE. MINN.At a meeting of Com
pany E, the largest attendance was present which
tho company has known for some time. Twelve
new recruits were enrolled. Company E's stand
ard has been very low of late and It was feared
that Its removal from Pipestone would be the
next step. It will be Inspected In about two
weeks by Colonel Wright.
Olaf Fossum, the brilliant boy pianist of Lu
cerne, will give an entertainment In this city
on Dec. 18. He will be assisted by Miss
Grace E. Reed of this city, contralto Beatrice
Hyke of Luverne. violinist, and Master George
Rogers of Canton, the wonderful 10-year-old
Quarry lodge. A. F. and A. M. elected the fol
lowing officers: W. M., E. H. Argetsinger S.
W.. G. E. Sellers J. W., W. B. Brown secre
tary, O. S. Taylor treasurer. T. E. Nab S. 1)..
C. J. Slgmond J. D.. George B. Johnston S. S..
C. H. Smith J. 8., N. E. Argetsinger tvler.
Frank Atkins. The election was followed by
work In the Initiatory degree.
Rev. Frederick H. Rowse, rector of St. Paul's
Episcopal church of this city, will deliver a
series of four lectures on "The Evolution of
Music" before the students of Breck College at
Wilder, Minn.
Auditor Iverson at Duluth to
$30,000 Worth.
DULL'TH, MINN.S. G- Iverson, state audi
tor, and ,T. H. Block, state treasurer, arrived last
night, the former to conduct the sale of $30,000
worth of state timber. The timber to be offered
is mainly suitable for ties, and Is all in St.
Louis county.
The freight and passenger steamer 0. W.
Moore of A. Booth & Co.'a fleet was reported
ashore at Sucker river, sixteen miles from Du
luth, on the north shore, at midnight.. She has a
large number of woodsmen aboard for north shore
camps, and a .heavy load of camp supplies and
Vincent Slswske, a newspaper collector of Mil
waukee, claims to have been robbed of $200
at a rooming house at 113 West First street.
William Rainbow, a sailor on the big steamer
Sonona. fell thru an open hatch and was In
stantly killed, bis head bein? crushed.
Franklin Stimson. for twenty years a resident
of Duluth, committed suicide by taking chloro
form. It is supposed he was despondent as a re
sult of Hi health.
Four Classes of Winona High School
Are Preparing for Them.
WINONA, MINN.Arrangements have been
made for a series of debates between the four
classes in the high school. Each class will
select a team of four to represent it. A silver
loving cup is to be presented to the team
winning the series. The high school athletic as
sociation has elected Tim Consldlne as captain
of the team for next year.
The Union Fiber company is erecting a large
new one-story
.SI?!?' "P**1
, ' the main factor
Additional digester* will be installed in the
main building la the place made vacant bv the
removal of the tow factory.
A burglar broke Into the Lincoln school bulld
lrg. but tha light be used attracted the ianitor
and the burglar had to totake escape. se
ired a feww pennies from the desk of the prin-
L *? *
Applegate Succeeds Brynildson On the
Cannon Falls Tripod.
-,, , , CANNON FALLS. MINN.The Cannon Falls
Finds in Beacon has been sold to J. C. Applegate., who
will take charge the last of the month. The
present editor, Jack Brynildson, purchased the
paper about a year ago from R. 8. Lewis, who
now publishes the Pelican Rapids Press.
Cannon Falls loat one of its prominent mer
chants when IT. : Vaughn died here last week
of cancer. He was the owner and. manager of
the Bazaar. The funeral, which was largely at
tended, was held Sunday afternoon from the
Episcopal church. Rev. T. G. Crump officiating.
Mr. Vaughn was about 88 years old and left a
wife and son.
Gustave Benson died yesterday of consumption,
at the home of his brother, O. C. Benson, three
milea west of town. , He was, 32.
Hon. D. H. Barker. Deputy Sheriff
of Chattanooga. Tenn.. writes:
"As I have suffered for years with
dyspepsia and stomach troubles, and
Vinol has driven that dreaded disease
from my system. I am only too pleased
to state my experience for the benefit
of others. My system became so en
feebled by indigestion that I was un
able to work half the time. Many
remedies were given a trial, but Vinol
was the only medicine that benefited,
and finally cured me completely. I am
so grateful to be rid of this trouble
that I trust this testimonial will come
to the eyes of other sufferers who may
be benefited as I have been by Vinol."
What Vinol did for Mr. Barker,
Voegeli Bros. Drug Co. of this city
guarantee it will do for every per
son in Minneapolis suffering from a
tired, overtaxed or worn-out stomach
which cannot properly digest food.
election of the G. A. R. the following officers
were chosen: Charles W. Ackley, commander:
1J P. Goodwin. S. v. Birchard H. Judd, J. V.
George S. Frost, chaplain: Asa R. Burleson, ter
geant W. W. Hoaglund, 0. D. W.
W. Bontecon, Q. M.. Orin Neal, O.
&. George W. Whiting, adjutant. Tbe
W. R. C. elected the following: Mrs Lvdia
Knmm. president Mrs. Nellie Washburn, S"v.
Mrs. M. Olds. J. V. Mrs. Georgiana Stevens,
treasurer Mrs. Will Horton. chaplain Mrs
Ono McClary. conductress Mrs. Mark Seeley,
guard Miss Nellie Higby. secretary.
BRAINERD, MINNGeorge S. McCulloch,
superintendent of the poor farm, was severely
burned. He had gone to cut some wood and his
team of horses was tied In a small shantv. A
bottle of kerosene oil exploded and ignited and
the shanty wag'burned, together with the'team.
In trying to save the horses, Mr. McCulloch was
badly burned about the face and hands.The.
December term of district court opened yester
day. There are some forty cases.
MORRIS, MINNMrs. Anal* Fuchs was taken
to the hospital for the insane at Fergus Falls to
day. She baa a husband and five small chil
dren.The stockholders of the Gold Standard
Mining company re-elected all the old officers
except F. E. Smith as director, whose place was
filled by the election of Judge Steidl of Wbeatnn
Several Minneapolis stockholders were present
among them being K. T. Boardman and H. C.
Parlln. .
HASTINGS. MINNWilliam R. Gale died last
evening, after a protracted Illness, aged 87.
He was for many years cashier in the Milwaukee
station at Red Wing. He belonged to Red Wing
eommandery. Knights Tenplar, and also the A.
O. U. W. lodge. A daughter, Minnie, aged 7.
survives him.
Tour of All Mexico
Via Iron Mountain Route, under es
cort of Reau Campbell, manager. The
American Tourist association. Quincy
building, 113 Adams st, Chicago. Se
lected clientele, limited. AH exclusive
privileges. Independent travel. Spe
cial Pullman vestibujed train, draw
ing-room, compartment, library and
musicroom, with the largest dining
car in the world, and the famous
open-top observation car Chililitli.
Special baggage car. Tickets include
all expenses everywhere. For inform
ation address any agent of Iron Moun
tain Route, or H. C. Townsend, G. P.
and T. A., St. Louis, Mo.
It cannot injure, may do wondrous
good. For wrinkles, blemishes, skin
troubles, use Satin-Skin Cream. 25c
If you are going to want more or
different business help next year, a
Journal want ad will reach the, best
class of bookkeepers, stenographers,
salesmen and clerks. ,
Mandamus Proceedings to Be Started
Against the Common Carriers
Certain Demurrage Charges, Which
the Millers Hold to Be Unjust,
Have Caused All the TroubleOth
er Houses Have Suffered, Too.
Special to The Journal.
Sioux City, Iowa, Dec. 9.A boycott has
been declared on the Mystic Milling com
pany by all the railroads of Sioux City
and the manager, H. J. Hutton. yesterday
caused legal notice to be served of his
intention to bring mandamus proceedings
to force the roads to receive and handle
the company's business.
The order to boycott the mill w as given
by A. C. Jones, local manager of the
Weste rn Car Service association. The or
der was issued because Hutton had re
fused to pay some demurrage which, it
is said, became due over a year ago.
Hutto n, in defense, cfaims the demur-
.\ige charge was unjust. H e says the roads
V".H allow cars to accumulate, after he
has earnestly requested that they be set
out for him, until there are more than
can possibly be unloaded within the pre-.
scribed time.
Other houses here have had the same
trouble and Hutton purposes to contest In
the courts the arbitrary right of the roads
to charge demurrage, which cannot be
avoided because of their own negligence.
One of the company's mills here has closed
and the other must shut down to-morrow
unless the boycott Is relieved.
One of the $10,000 damage suits of E d C.
Williams, a prominent stockman, again st
the Sioux City Gas company and the Sioux
City Traction company, for the accidental
electrocution of his son by coming in con
tact with a live wire, was settled for $1,000
in cash.
Simmons of Huron Becomes Grand Master
by Resignation of Fred B.
Special to The Journal,
Huron, S. D., Dec. 9.-T. M. Simmons of
this city, who has Just entered upon his
duties as grand master of the A. O. U. W.
to be
uesdy asbnlldlng.
a tow
for the jurisdiction of South Dakota, is re
ceiving congratulations from members of
the order in this and neighboring states.
He was grand foreman and succeeds to
the chief office by the resignation of Grand
Master Fred B. Smitli of Hecla. He is a.
young attorney of this city, is an eloquent
and forcible speaker, and possesses fine
executive ability.
s Preparingrunto awayHe some
of tne pictures from the walls, but his discovcrr
by the janitor frustrated this plan and after
taking them down he was compelled to leave
Rebuked by a Judge for Investigating
Cases Based on Spite.
DES MOINES, IOWAJudge William H. Mc
Henry administered a scat!ing rebuke to tho
members of the Polk counfy grand jury. He
charged that cases were being brought before the
jury to vent pfjlte and intimated that certain
politicians and others wore making foot races to
the grand Jury in the hope of ruining the political
fortunes of tueir opponents.
Judge McHonry said that be had consulted
wltb the county attorney as to tb length of
time the jury had been in session, and had ascer
tained from k-gjtimate sources that the jury
was investigating cas where there should be no
Members of the state farmers' institute, which
Is now in session here, have been asked to estab
lish a new feature to be known as the "home and
child culture study," In the interest o"T farmers'
wives. Mrs. Isaac Lee Hillis, president of the
Iowa congress of mothers, addressed tbe assem
bly and urged the noed of country women receiv
ing such training as this department would afford
in th way of bettering rural homes and the
methods of rearing tho young.
President M. J. Wjagg has resigned and sp
fuses to serve another term. It. is conceded that
W. A. Purnap. vice president, of Clear Lake, will
be eWetPd to succeed bim. There ore three
contestants for place* on the executive committee
of tho state board of agriculture. W. W. Murrow
of Afton, president of tne board, and C. E.
Cameron of Alta have tbe warmest kind of
opposition. There are contests in the first sev
enth and ninth districts. R. S. Johnson of
Columbus Junction wants J. V. Manfrey*s seat.
P. S. Kctl of Ds Moines is opposing the re-elec
tion of M. J. Wragg of Waukee and G. M. Hull
of Red Oak Is contesting with M. McDonald of
Bayard for the ninth district seat.
The Iowa retail hardware dealers will hold
their annual convention in this city Feb. 10, it
and 12. At the same time the retail grocers of
the state will have their meeting.
Interest Revived in the Case by the
Finding of a Mysterious Bottle.
BELLE PLAINE. IOWAThe finding of a bot
tle partly filled with carbolic acid near where
tbe body of Mrs. Lena Meyer was found after her
supposed murder in this city has revived interest
in the case. It is not believed the bottle was
there when the body was first discovered.
The bottle bore the label of a Le. Roy. III.,
druggist, and it is rosstb"l that the murderer,
getting wind of the effort to locate him. returned
to the scene of the crime and placed the bottle
where it was found with the hope of creating the
Impression that the woman had taken poison.
It will be remembered that Mrs. Meyer left
Kelstec, Minn., with the intention, it is thought,
of mooting a f^-me lover from Le Roy. 111.,
with whom she had liad some correspondence.
The wofian's husband came to Belle Plaine ves
terday to investigate. He has offered a reward of
$500 for the capture of the murderer.
Isenhart Convicted of Bigamy at Web
ster City. Notwithstanding.
this city was found gailty in the Hamilton coun
ty court, at Webster City, of bigamy. Neither
of his wives would testify against blm. but the
proof was so positive that the jury quickly found
him guilty. He will be sentenced Friday.
The town council of Grundy Center has called
a special election for Tuesday. Jan. 12. to vote
upon the granting of a franchise to the Mar
shalltown Electric Street and Interurbau Rail
way company.
A small strike occurred in the pottpry works
yesterday, the result of the discharge of two
employes. Ten quit In sympathy with the two
discharged. They are mostly girls." employed in
what Is known as the "slip" or glazing-room.
The company was able to fill their places without
any trouble.
Youth Who Stabbed a Priest at the
Altar of a Church.
DUBUQUE, IOWACharles Montgene, the
youth who stabbed and dangerously wounded Rev.
Father Roach on the altar of St. Martin's church
at Cascade Sunday, wai declared insane. , ,,
Loggers Call Him the Lumberjack Sky Pilot" and Always Give Him
the "Glad Hand."
Special to The Journal.
Bemidji, Minn., Dec. 9.The picture is
of Rev. F . E. Higgins, superintendent of
the logging camp mission of Minnesota,
commonly known as the "Lumberjack Sky
Pilot," and his dog team with which he
travels from camp to camp during the
Mr. Higgins is the original lumberjack
missionary. He has been in the work for
nine years and began it alone. This win
ter the minister, who is working under
Former Speaker David B. Henderson and wife
will arrive in Dubuque during the week to spend
the holidays.
August Switzer. who was the first mayor of
ICast Dubuque, 111., pa8ied away and bequeathed
mot of his itate to Mrs. Harney, wife of a
laborer, who had nursed him during his sick
IOWA CITY, IOWAThe twenty-fifth semi
annual convention of the Central Iowa Homeo
pathic association is in session. Dr. W. L. By
water of Iowa City .delivered the address of wel
come and addresses were also made by Dr. George
Royal, Des Moines, and Mrs. D. E. Tiffany and
W. A. Hubbard, Cedar' Rapids. Dr. Bywater was
re-elected president. The next annual convention
will be held in May. 1004. and Cedar Rapids will
nrobably be the meeting place.
0EDAR TAILS, IOWAThe faculty of the
state normal has about completed arrangements
for the anniversary exercises marking the close
of the half century of teaching by Professor M.
W. Bartlett, professor of languages and English
literature. The board of trustees has authorized
a celebration in his honor and It will be an elabo
rate affair.
COLFAX, IOWAReceiver McElroy of the
Bank of Colfax, owned by the late George D.
Wood, who committed suicide, made a state
ment last night to the effect that the bank
would pay dollar for. dollar. The assets are
$125,000 more than the. liabilities.
DES MOINES, IOWAAfter deliberating for
twelve hours, the jury In the Trotter murder
case failed to agree. Trotter was charged with
tbe murder of Cora T/acey. daughter of a prom
inent Mirchellville resident, by means of a
criminal operation. ' "' '
MUSCATINE, IQWA-Mrs. Emilne Jamison,
aged 65. was burned,to death, and her grandson.
Walter Jamison, aged .15, was probably fatally
burned in a fire of unknown origin, which' de
stroyed their residence-at Morning Sun. "
WEBSTER CITY, IOWAThe program' com
mittee of the Upper Des Moines Editoiial asso
ciation has completed the program for rlie next
meeting, which will-be held in "Clarion on Feb.
18 aod 19 i i , , yjn- - ,', .
SIOUX RAPIDS, IOWAThe creamery owned
by Hsla & Lee, eight miles nqrthweff. was
burned yesterday. Tiie origin of 'the fire, is un.-
Unown. The loss is'about $3,000 insurance,
15-Year-Old Girl, Driven from Home,
Led the Life of a Tramp.
LA CROSSE. WIS.Driven to crime by being
turned from her home by ber father. Alma Goll.
the 1R-year-old daughter of Gottlieb Goll. wab
arrested by the police yesterday for stealing two
skirts from a department store. She did- not
dour the theft, but said that she had to have
something to wear and took this way of obtain
ing It. She has been sleeping in barns and beg
ging meMs, practically, leading tbe life of a
tramp. She will be sent to the state school,
where her two little brothers were committed a
short time ago, the father refusing to care for
them. ,
Tbft decision of Judge Biindley iu the cele
brated Alois Malzacher will case has been sus
tained by Judge Fruit, of tbe circuit court.
$10,000 HIS FEE
Dr. William Osier Called from Balti
more to Attend Fred Pabst.
MILWAUKEE, WIS.T)r. William Osier came
here from Baltimore, where he is the dean of the
medical department of Johns Hopkins University,
to attend a consultation of tbe physicians of
Captain Fred Pabdt.
While Ihe captain's condition was not con
sidered desperate, yet his family would not be
satisfied until they had consulted the highest
authority In the country.
Dr. Osier had a consultation wltb the other
physicians, saw the patient for about five
minutes, pocketed a fee of $10,000 and re
turned home yesterday. , ~
RACINE,. WIS.A rtimor regarding the
financial condition of the Commercial and Savings
bank caused alarm among depositors yesterday
and hundreds demanded their money. All were
promptly paid, but the majority again deposited
when they learned tbe reports were untrue. The
deposits were greater than withdrawals.
PRESC0TT, WIS Charles Wilson a carpen
ter, la dead as the result of a fall.
Phenomena Over Mayville Has Been
Uncommonly Brilliant.
MAYVILLE, N. D-North Dakota and especi
ally tbe Red River valley, may be lacking in
picturnsqueness of natural scenery, tho there
are many who sav that the wide sweep of the
prairie is beautiful enough, but whatever may
be said of its terrestial scenery, that of the
heavens is unsurpassed. The atmosphere is so
clear that the stars and" planets fairly blaze.
Nowhere is the moonlight more brilliant, and
the transformations it works in the landscape
are nowhere more wonderful.
The state is so far north that it sees many
of tbe beautiful atmospheric effects that are
never witnessed by people living farther south.
The aurora approaches that of tbe arctic regions
in beauty. Some magnificent displays have be"en
seen recently. Sunday Inst before sunset tbe
air was full of floating particles of frost, and
on each side of tbe sun, about ten or fifteen
degrees away, from it, were two extremely bril
liant sundogg.
A few night before, the moon as it came up
the eastern heavens was accompanied by a pair
of moondogs that were very brilliant. On Sun
day evening after the darkness had fallen, and
the electric lights were on, there was another
beautiful display, taking the form this "time of
narrow streamers of light that shot straight
up from each street lamp into the sky.
GRAND FORKS, N. DA petition has been
filed in the federal court asking that an order be
issued forcing the Laugdon Implement company
of Langdon into voluntary bankruptcy. The pe
tition is filed by tbe Acme Harvesting company,
the Security Bank of Minnesota and the Union
National bank of Grand Forks, creditors, and is
made returnable on Dec. 22.
LISBON, N, D.Annie Monsen. an unmar
ried woman, one of the early settlers of this
county, was found by the neighbors sick In her
home on a claim where she lived alone. She
had been three days without fire or food. She
wa brought to this place and every effort made
to save her life, but she died on Sunday.
WALHALLA, N. D.Ales Smith, a well
known citizen of Pembina county, is dead as the
result of the accidental discharge of a rifle.
Christmas-New Year '
Holiday excursions to Jamestown and
other points in New York state. One
fare for round trip, Dec. 17 to 20, via
Erie Railroad. D. M. Bowman, Gen-,
eral Western Passenger Agent, Chi
the supervision of the evangelical com
mittee of the rPesbyterian church, has
six assistants, who have been assigned to
lumbering districts thruout the northern
section of the state. H e has a wide per
sonal acquaintan ce with the lumbermen
and is a welcome guest at every camp.
Last year Mr. Higgins gave up his
church in Bemidji that he might devote
all his time to the work. H e not only
holds religious services in the camps, but
furnishes the men with literature and
visits the sick.
Dealers of Armour County Will Re
fuse to "Carry" Customers Who
Patronize - the Catalog Houses
Whenever They Have Money to
SpendMovement Will Be Ex
tended to Grain and Stock Dealers.
Armour. S. D.. Dec. 9.The country
merohants of this section a rc after the
catalog houses with a vengeance. They are
organizing thoroly and once the articles of
agreement are understood there will be
something doing in the. commercial world.
The organization includes every business
man In all the surrounding towns. The
merchants of Delmont first conceived the
idea and from there other towns are being
interested. It is proposed that the me r
chants books be free from outstanding
accounts on Dec. 16 of each year, settle
ment being made by cash or note. Then
the merchant will refuse to buy the pro
duce of the man who sends to eastern cat
alog houses for goods when he has the
money and buys on time at home when he
is short.
The grain dealers will not purchase his
grain or the stock dealer his stock. H e
will be informed he can sell to the house
where he sends for his groceries.
Olney of Sioux Falls Chosen President
of New Organization.
SIOUX FALLS. S. p.The Medical Society of
the Seventh District of South Dakota has been
organized here as tbe result of a meeting of
physicians from the counties of Minnehaha, Lin
coln and parts of Moody. Turner and McCook
counties. Officers were elected ns follows:
President, Dr. Stephen Olney vice president. Dr.
A. H. Tufts secretary. Dr. John R. Hawkins
treasurer. Dr. Cora Carpenter. Regular meet
ings will be held in Sioux Falls on the first
Monday of each month.
Discbarges from bankruptcy have been granted
by Judge Garland in the cases of the following
persons, and all claims against them have been
canceled: Carl H. Meyer, Wentworth John A.
Kcenan. Elkton August J. Hoefert and John L.
Hoefert. as Hoefert Brothers and as individuals,
Humboldt Martin J. Rooney, individually and as
a member of the firm of Thompson & Rooney,
Dell Rapids.
At the annual meeting of tbe members of tbe
Dacotah club, the following officers were elected:
President. George W. Abbott: vice president,
George H. Perry secretary-treasurer, A. F.
Pllcher board of directors, A. H. Stites, J. W.
Hutchinson, S. M. Bear and R. F. Brown.
Dealers' association of South Dakots, south
western Minnesota and northwestern Iowa opened
last evening for a aession lasting until Thursday
night. The delegates were welcomed in behalf
of the city by Judge H. H. Keith. The open
ing address was made bj E. H. Evans of Tracy,
Mum. President Thompson made his annual ad
Bullete Fired in the Battle Imbedded
in Head and Handle.
WATKRTOWN. S. p.Tbe history of a much
prized relic belonging to the local G. A. R.
r t has come to light. The Watertown G. A.
hall contains many priceless relics and memen
toes of sceues and places of the civil war. Among
the keepsakes of the post is a gavel of rough
and" rude construction, yet priceless to the old
soldiers. It was cut from the topmost pinnacle
of Lookout mountain, fifteen years ago. * It
consists of the bead, roughly shapen, into which
is fitted a natural handle. In the bead and also
in the handle are embedded two bullets of the
pattern used by the union soldiers at the battle
of Lookout mountain.
The gavel was made by Comrade Templeton.
who visited the place again and ascended to the
highest point. There he espied the tree breach
in which were plainly seen the two old bullets.
He cut it off and made the gavel and presented it.
to the Watertown post.-
DECEMBER 9, 1603.
Independent Organ Fails to Appear
at Canton, S. D.
CANTON, S. D.The much heralded Indepen-,
dent paper did not appear and the prospects are
that it never will be issued, notwithstanding the
flattering prospects that were iu store for it.
The Knights of Pythias lodges elected the fol
lowing ofifeers: L. J. Hacker, chancellor com
mander William Tank, vice chancellor C. F.
Hobson. prelate: A. Brady Beck, master-at
arms W. C. Gemmill, K. of R. and S.: G. G.
Johnson', master of exchequer M. T. Odegard.
trustee Simon Hanson, master of work.
At last night's meeting of Centennial lodge.
No. 10, I. O. 0. F., the following officers were
elected: A. D. Hale, N. G. A. L. Payne. V.
G. F, L. Arnold. R- S. D. S. Waldo. F. S.
Neyhart, treasurer A A. Arnold, trustee. The
annual installation will take place on the first
Monday evening in January.
Officers of National Guard Called To
gether by the Adjutant General.
REDFIELD. S. D.Adjutant General S. J.
Conktin called a meeting of all the officers of
the Second and Third regiments at Redfield.
The object is to outline plans for work for the
coming year and to perfect a reorganisation of
the battalion of the different regiments.
The town Is well filled with soldiers and the
meetings are being held in the large hall room,
of tbe Syndicate block.
Two new majors will be appointed in the
Second regiment. One of these will likely be
Captain H- E. Johnson of the Redfield companv,
and the other Captain S. E. Aldridge ot the
Sioux Falls company..
Governor Herreid was expected to be present,
but was prevented by other pressing matters per
taining to-his office.
Annual Meeting of Storm Insurance
Company at Elk Point.
ELK POINT. S. D.Tbe Farmers' Mutual
Tornado. Hurricane and cyclone Insurance as
sociation of Union and Clav counties held its
annual meeting here Tuesday. Tbe association
is eight years old. has a membership of 670, and I MICHIGAN
Insurance In force of $750,000. ' ""v.n.xwtt.w
Officers for tli* ensuing year are as follows:
President, Andrew Martin, Launont vice presi
dent, L. A. Larson. Vermillion secretary. S.
A. Omdahl, Vermillion treasurer, J. T. Nor
ton. Klk Point directors, the above officers and
X. O. Leikrold, CentrvUle Nils Axlund, Kom
stad Flavian Montague. Jefferson L. N. Lew
Ison, Elk Point T. S. Hesla, Wakonda.
SALEM, S. D.The G. A. II. elected the fol
lowing officers: IJ. W. Carl, commander: John
Tanner, senior vice William Marsha, junior
vlre P. Ho\, surgeon: T. W. Bishop, quar
termaster C, W. Tlioinpsou. chaplain F. 1).
Moore,.,ofnre of the day: H. W. Kussoll. officer
of Hie guard: M. A. Butterfleld, delegate: T.
W. Bishop, alternate. The Odd Fellows elected
the following: B. T. Chapman. N. G. A. Wach
bolvi, V. ({.: N. M. Nelson, secretary: Dr. W. E.
F.ugcrlun. treasurer: L. Harold Foidc, past grand,
ami N. Krelw, trustee.
DEADW00D, 8. D.Judge nice finished the
bearing of the case of Edward T. Marshall,
trustee, in bankruptcy, against Levi Decker and
Oswald Decker. This was a suit from Meade
county to set taside the sale of certain horses,
and was decided by Judge Rice in favor of the
defendants.The Lawrence countv commission
ers issued liquor licenses to 0. N Potter of
Spearfish and Ed Hillock of Lend.
LEAD. S. D.The A. O. IT. W. elected the fol
lowwing officers: George Hart, master workman
John Trehey, foreman Joseph Prluu, overseer
J. F. Peters, financier Wni. Lang, recorder
Edward Valentine, receiver Thomas Harvcv.
guide Thomas Nevins, inside watch John
Walsh, representative W. H. Campbell, alter
SCOTLAND, S. D.-At the annual meeting of
the local Woodmen th-e following oflioeu wre
elected: V. C. J. P., Resner W. A., A. V\\
Sweet E. B.. D. K. Toniltnson clerk, P. A.
Bliss L.. Claus Flick: S.. J. 0. Lee: W., Wil
liam Catton physician. Dr. H. J. G.Koobs man
ager, 11. \oungman.
SIOUX FALLS, S. DJan. 5 and have been
determined upon the dates for a oouvention in
Sioux Falls of thp hotel men of the northwest.
The convention will be held for the purpose of
organizing an association, to be composed of
the hotel men of Minnesota, Iowa, Nebraska,
North Dakota. South Dakota and other states.
medal contest under the auspices of the W. C.
T. U. the medal was awarded to Miss Grace
Whitney.Th young men have organized a
Leisure Hour club for strictly social purposes.
It starts out with a membership of twenty-nine.
ABERDEEN, S. DA veiiTof coal has been
struck on the Niger farm, about twelve miles
southwest. The vein was found at a depth of
100 feet, and the drill showed It to tbe mxteen
feet thick. The qualitj is good, being a hard
VALLEY SPRINGS, S. D.-At tbe first annual
meeting of tbe Teachers' association of the
valley Springs district, the following officers
were elected: President. R. D. Burr vice pres
ident, A. Johnson secretary, Lnrena Woods,
MONTROSE, S. D.The annual election held
bv the Masonic fraternity resulted: Worshipful
master, E. L. Ketcham: senior warden, C. J.
Beach Junior warden, J. A. Cooper treasurer,
U. R. Hills secretary, J. W. Piatt.
MARION, S, DThe people of this vicinitv
are proud of tbe plu-Ms dlsplsyed by Henrietta
Dahlman, a young woman school teacher who
each morning and evening drives seven and One
half miles to her school in the country.
NORTHVILLE, S. D.Rev? J. E. Norvell
president of tbe South Dakota Holiness associ
ation, announces that the eleventh annual canip
nreettng of the association will be held at Mitch
ell, July 1 to 10 ne*t.
One Bill Sought by the Amalgamated
Is Ready for the Governor.
HELENA. MONT.The senate yesterday after
noon by a vote of 21 to 4. passed both the change
of venue bill and tbe measure providing for a
review of facts in equity cases by the supreme
court. The latter measure was slightly amended
and will have to be returned to the bouse for
concurrence, bnt the changes are slight and
there is no doubt of their adoption in the lower
These are the two measures whose passage
was sought by the Amalgamated Copper com
pany. Under their terms it will be possible for
the Amalgamated to secure hearings In cases
pending with Heinsse before district judges other
than those at Butte.
The change of venue bill will now go to the
governor for his signature, and which it is not
belie\ed he will sign it, the belief Is general
that he will permit both to become laws with- ,
out bis signature, as he did at the regular
L. D. Robinson Thrown from His
Wagon and His Skull Crushed.
BUTTE. MONT.Word was received in this
city last night of the tragic death of L. D. Rob
inson, a well-known western Montana rancher,
near Boulta, about sixty miles west of this city.
He was driving along thp road when the wagon
wheel struck a rock, throwing him from the
seat and striking his head upon the hub of the
wheel. His head was crushed iu and he died
In a few hours.
FARIBAULT, MINN.John H. Delert died
from plural dropsy, aged 34. The funeral ser
vices we're conducted by Rev. C. L. Slattery.
Thieves broke into the store of John Lynch and
secured a small sum of money.A. J. Joyce, a
colored porter, was arrested on a charge of
stealing $200 from Nels Pjenson and bound oveF
by the grand jury. In default of bail he was
placed in jail.
LAKE CRYSTAL, MINN Rich Lee. son of
George Lee. a farmer, committed suicide last
night by snooting himself with a shotgun. Tbe
young man's mind had ben slightly deranged
for some time.
LE SUEUR, MINNA calf weighing only
twelve pounds la tbe strange pet borne in arms
by the children of, William C. Snow, a farmer
living in this county.
MADISON. MINN.Tbe December term of
the district court of Lac qui Parle county opened
yesterday with one criminal and forty-seven civil
eases on the calendar.
WAKEFIELD, MINN.Botherton mine is
running with a full crw again and no more
trouble is expected. Sunday Lake mine re
mains closed.
FAIRMONT, MINN.While insane from sick- i however, secured the names of all present end
ness, Mrs. Robert Mau, wife of a farmer, sprang reported the affair to Mayor Furlow, who ordered
out of bed, secured a gun and blew her bead off. I Marshal Clegg-fo enter complaints. - t
Clash Over the Taking of Fish in Lake
Superior Waters for Propagating
PurposesInjunction Restraining
Interference hy State
ContinuedAction of
Court at Grand Rapids.
Special to The Journal.
Marquette, Mich.. Dec. 9.Judge Wanty^'
in the United States court.at Grand Rap
ids, has decided that the federal statutes
are paramount in the matter of catchinfif.
fish in Lake Superior waters for propa
gating purposes, overruling the conteh- ,
tions of the state authorities at all pointsl
The case arose from the recent arre st
at this port of Superintendent Wires, ol
the government hatchery at Duluth. to
gether with his employes and the masters
and crews of the fishing tugs involved,
and the seizure of the nets and other
paraphernalia by the state game warden's
department on the ground that the state
law for the closed season was being vio
lated. Following this action, the federal
authorities secured an injunction restrain--
ing further interference on the part of
the state officials, and this injunction is
now continued by Judge Wanty. -.\
The judge says that the constitutionality
of the federal act has not been before
questioned in the courts and that its sus-.
pension would mean eventually an im-'
mense loss to the state of Michigan and"
a still greater loss to states bordering
on water where shell fish are propagated. -
He does not finally pass upon the legal
ity of the law, altho intimating that he '
will uphold it. and concludes: "The pre1
cipitate action of the defendants in this
case indicates that a dissolution of the
injunction would lead to an unseemly con
flict which should be avoided, and there
fore the injunction will remain in fore*
until the final hearing of the case."
BESSEMER, MICH.Alex. Punkari. charged
with the murder of Constantlne Maki at Jesse
ville. pleMed not guilty and called for an Im
mediate trial. The prosecution was not ready:
and asked for a continuance, which was granted.
The prisoner was released on bail of $5,000. ' lit
is the general sentiment that he is not guilty.
Frank Clayton, for robbing the Duda boarding"
bouse, pleaded guilty and was sent to Marquette
for three years. His daugbeer Rose was dis
IRONWOOD. MICH.The section men of the
Chicago & North-Western and Wisconsin Central
lines, at Ironwood. Hurley and vicinity, are oa
a strike in consequence of a cut in wages from
$1.73 to $1.25 a day. It is thought the trouble
will be compromised.
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NEGAUNEE, MICHThe wages of the section
men of the Duluth. South Shore & "Atlantic rail
road have been cut from fl.50 to $1.25 a day.
Strikes on several portions of the system, notably
In the copper country and In Baraga county, have
MARdUETTE, MICH.No trace of the tiody
of William Nichols, the Princeton young man
who disappeared while deer hunting, has been'
found, altho numerous parties have prosecuted * -
ICLK POINT. S. D.Married: A t the',
bride's home in Richland, this county, by
Rev. Fraiik L. Moore of Akron, Iowa,'
James A. Kelly and Miss Ma.tie B. Mtlnes.
The young couple have taken a wedding
trip to Omaha.
WINONA. MINN.Miss Myrtle Overeitd
and Thomas Grieve. Clark were united in
marriage this afternoon at the home of the
bride's parents. Rev. S. F . Kerfoot offi
ciated. The house was prettily decorated
and the ceremony was performed in the .
presence of many friends. The couple
will leave on an evening train for Boone,
Iowa, where they will spend their honey
moon. . -.
WABASHA. MINN.^Miss Edith Cham
berlain and John B. Carrels, both of Wa
basha, were married at the home of the^
bride's mother. The ceremony was per- "
formed by Rev. W . H. Pinkerton of the
Congregational church, and the attend
ance, was limited to the family. i
DULUTH. MINN.Miss Olive Worden
Busbee, daught er of Mr. and Mrs. T. I L
Hammond, and Jo hn Finlay McLaren, Jr.,
of Duluth. were married last evening at
St. Paul'*! Eptecopal church by Bishop J .
D. Morrison. The church was filled with
friends of the families. Mr. and Mrs. M6^
Laren left for the east. _-"*'
ELK RIVER, MINNS. W. Barrett of Elk"
River died in a hospital at Anoka last night of
Brlght's disease. tic was 70 *nd left-a wife
and three children. The funeral will be held
here Friday afternoon under the auspices of the'
Masons. Mr. Barrett bad lived in Elk
over twenty-years and was highly esteemed.
LUVERNE. MINN.As the result of a r.altl o
an nlleged gambling den. fourteen warrants wei,
Issued. The raid was conducted by R. B. Hink
ley. owner of tbe building, and" C. J. Martin,
ashler. Sixteen men were found in th room
j ij,^ the marshal made no' arrests. Mr. Hlnkley.
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