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TO IOWA CROWDS
Reciprocity and Democratic Free
Trade His Themes at Des
Special to The Journal.
Iowa, Oct. 1.""Uncle
Cannon speaker of the national
house, addressed big crowds in Iowa yes
terday and today. This morning he left
tbes Moines at 7 o'clock for Eldridge,
near Iowa City. He will speak at Dav
enport to night.
Before an immense crowd the Audi
torium last night the speaker discussed
reciprocity, saying in part:
"Under Blaine and McKmley and
Harrison a great many treaties were
made by which our products go into
their markets free. That is republican
reciprocity between other products and
our products, we taking products that
we cannot produce. This does not af
fect labor, but benefits it.
"As soon as our democratic friends
came in they made haste to repeal the
McKinlev law and that kind of reci
procity disappeared. But the kind they
want is free trade with other countries
that make the same kind of goods and
products that we do. They specially
mention Canadian reciprocity. What
do they raise in Canada? Cattle, hogs,
poultry and such as that hens lay eggs
up there the same as they do here
wheat, not much corn, but generally the
same kind that we grow.
Now, some of these mugwumps down
in Massachusetts want their things pro
tected and our things not protected.
That is the kind of reciprocity they
wantpractically free trade. The re
party is not favor of that
"Judge Parker, in his letter of ac
ceptance, says he is in avor of reci
Srocity and pretends to quote Fresi
ent McKmley's last speech at Buf
falo, to make it appear that McKmley
was in favor of his plan. This is the
quotation Judge Parker gives:
'"We must have sensible trade ar
rangements if we wish to extend the
outlets for our increasing surplus.
Now here is what McKinlev did say:
'We must make sensible trade arrange
ments which will not interfere with
our home production to extend the out
lets for our surplus.'
"McKinlev is dead and cannot de
fend himself. It has become a prac
tice of the democratic party that
when a great republican leader dies
they immediately place his name in tho
saints' calendar and proceed to quote
him and to misquote him when it suits
Fairbanks Attends a Fair.
North Yakima, Wash., Oct. 1.Sena-
tor Fairbanks made his first stop at
Prosser, a prosperous agricultural
town on the Yakima river. Practically
the entire population of the town was
at the railroad station, and the senator
was received with cheers.
At this place Senator Fairbanks in
spected the agricultural exhibits, made
a speech and witnessed an Indian pony
AS FRAUD'S DUPE
North Dakota Aspirant for Chorus
Position Almost Swindled
in the East.
New York Sun Special Service.
Philadelphia, Oct. 1.When the rob
bery of Mrs. Albert M. Eevl by
Charles Castleman, a theatifcal sharpei,
in Central park, New York, was made
public today, there was evidence that
many other women barely escaped a
similar fate at the hands of the same
man. It is said that the prisoner has
been asking if thev had any talented
students who would like to -|om the
Henry W. Savage Opeia companv.
Mrs. Owen B. Jenkins made an ap
pointment with him, saving that she
would have two promising pupils there
for him to meet.
He appeared and was introduced to
Miss Jeannette Melntyre of Fargo,
N. D., Miss Edith Morgan and Miss
Bradley of Philadelphia. Castleman
was then "C. D. Hoyt" and had good
places for all.
He said he could give Miss Mclntvre
a small part of $75, but that it would
cost her $150 to get it. If she did not
have the money he would advance it
Mrs. Jenkins became suspicious of
him because he acted as tho he had
been drinking and after he went away
called Henry Savage on the telephone
and learned that Hovt had no connec
tion with the Savage Opera company.
Arrangements were then made to ar
rest Hoyt upon his return, but he did
-not return owing to his arrest here.
POUND DEAD IN HIS BOOM
Ooyle, a Buffalo Traveling Man, Expires
in a Minnesota Hotel.
Duluth, Oct. 1.J. Coyle, an aged
traveling man from Buffalo, N. Y., was
found dead in his room at the Hotel
Eveleth, in Eveleth. He had a large
sum of money in his possession, one
roll of bills containing $150. An in
quest will be held today to determine
the cause of death.
SHORTAGE IN CHORUS GIRLS.
JTew York Sun Special Service.
Chicago, Oct 1.Chicago has a cho
rus-girl famine on its hands. Theatrical
agencies report that not enough can be
found to fill one side of i stage The
agents report also that all the inmates at
the old people's homos are contented and
there appears no source from which to
draw. One cause for the famine is the
unusually large number of spectacular
shews and opera companies that are tour
ing the country.
Frank C. Carter has been appointed postmaster
at Carson, Norton comity, N xice David
Pederson, resigned, 'ihe postoffice at Bow don,
Weils county, N has been relegated to
fourth class, with George E. Schlechter, incum
bent, as postmaster.
Is cai indication that* the
stomach and other digestive
organs are weak, tired or
debilitated. It causes no
end of aches and pains and
is most* common where
people bolt* tAeir meals and
hurry and worry as they
do in this country.
Hood'sSarsaparilla cures dyspepsiait* has "a
magictouch in this disease.
For testimonials of remarkable cures
Send for Book on Dyspepsia, No. 5
I. Hood Co., Lowell, Mass.
Continued Prom FirBt Page.
ning of this article. "It's average re
publican plurality for several elections
has been about 6,500.''
Result of Cleveland Rule.
Then came 1892. The old days of
corruption of the electorate had passed
away with the passing of Mr. Barnum
and his type of statesmanship. In 1892
the state" went for Cleveland. Condi
tions the state that year were pe
culiar. The member of the democratic
national committee was Carlos French
of Seymour, one of the ablest and clean
est men the democracy of Connecticut
has^ ever produced. He had a genius
for~ political organization, and to his
wo-k more than to any other single
eauBf=* was due the fact that the state
in 1892 rolled up a small plurality for
Cleveland. The result was as much of
a surprise to the democrats as to the
republicans. The latter had fallen
asleep thru a sense of false security,
and Mr. French, wideawake and alert,
beat them out in true hare-tortoise
With Cleveland came the financial
panic of 1893. The state had been pros
perous the years preceding 1893, and
its people were happy and contented.
Within less than a week they went
from affluence to poverty. Manufac
turers who for thirty years had beon
giving employment to their help ten
hours each working day cut down the
number of hours and the number of
davs a week. Finally they cut down
the pay. In 1894 the state began to
show the strong republican leaning
which has ever since been characteristic
of it. In 1896 it gave McKmley a
pluralitv of 53,545, which was cut down
to 28,570 in 1900. In 1902 the repub
lican nominee for governor was elected
by a plurality of 16,008, but the con
gressional pluralities for that year were
32,157, or almost 4,000 more than the
presidential plurality in 1900.
The republican claim of at least 25,-
000 plurality for Boosevelt is based on
figures which seem to be reliable. The
republican organization in the state is
very complete. The poll of the several
counties has alreadv been made, and it
is entirelv satisfactory. The democrats
are making no detailed claims.
One of the noticeable features of the
Connecticut campaign is the friendli
ness of the Roman Catholic church to
the Roosevelt candidacy. This feature,
however, is common to the country as
Broadly speaking, the rank and file
of the Catholic church, more especially
in the urban communities, for many
years has been strongly inclined to the
democratic party, not as the result of
ecclesiastical dictation or suggestion,
but because of the fact that this rank
and file is largely made up of Irishmen
and other foreigners. From the begin
ning of the government, movements
against aliens have been common. In
New York and the other eastern centers
of foreign population, this subject was
much agitated in the first half of the
last century, but after a period of brief
success in 1844, it sank out of view.
It was revived with wonderful energy
in 1852, when the old whig party was
breaking asunder. This new organiza
tion came to be known as the know
nothing party, and it confined itself to
vigorous opposition to Catholics, and
The democratic party of ante-bellum
days strongly condemned the know
nothing movement. The republican
party, then being formed, had out one
great issue, human slavery, and it over
looked the opportunity to put itself on
record alongside the democrats against
a movement which could not have any
proper place in the American political
system. The result of this situation was
that the Catholics, and aliens generally,
were strongly attracted to iyie demo
cratic party. This trend was .accentu
ated in the years during and immediate
ly following the war, with the result
that so far a^s the Catholics were con
cerned, the most of those of Irish de
scent found a permanent political home
with the democracy. Other foreigners
were not affected in so marked a way.
Spanish War Changed Things.
This was the situation of affairs when
the Spanish war "broke out. The results
of that war, especially the church com
plications in the Philippines, gave the
republican party an opportunity to show
thru the course of a high-keyed and dis
interested policy, that it had no thought
of predicating its state smanshio on re
ligion. The friar troubles, which pre
sented a problem of exceeding delicacy
and difficulty, were -handled to the sat
isfaction, not only of our own people,
regardless of religious faith, but in a
way that commanded the undisguised
admiration and indorsement of the holy
ese. President McKinlev's policy
has been continued by Presi
dent Boosevelt, and the
and file of Catholicism is at last^seeing
that the tradition which it inherited
from the old knownothing days is a
Applying this digression to Connec
ticut conditions, I may say that the
republican party in that state will poll
this year for the first time thousands Of
Catholic votes. A prominent Catholic
priest in a large Connecticut town, in
a Sunday sermon recently advised his
hearers to support Boosevelt and Fair
banks, a most unusual proceeding, and
one which has caused much comment.
One of the leading Catholic lavmen of
the state a few days ago visited na
tional headquarters in New York to
ask if there wasn't something he could
do for Boosevelt.
"What can you do?" this man was
asked at national headquarters.
"The.Pjlqt of. Boston, our chief
fwMwi'wiiiiwii *ifc" toia ft Win a"'tfTfciA
THE WAR FOR THE WEEK
Reports of heavy fighting at Port Arthur between Sept. 20 and 24, of plans of the Japanese to
construct winter besieging quarters, of the purpose of the Russian fleet to make another attempt to
escape, of the resumption of activities around Mukden and the capture ^pf Da pass, a strategic point, by
the forces .of Oyama, and of a movement by the Japanese into northern Korea form the pith of the week,'s
news from the seat of war.
The news from Port Arthur would indicate th at the Japanese are planning to starve oiit the garri-
son by close winter investment. At the same time the announcement that the Russian fleet planned an
attempt to escape a week ago and is now likely to "run for it" any day, looks as tho the situation was
almost intolerable in the harbor. The capture of Fort Kuropatkin, admitted by the Russians, while no
doubt limiting the water supply of the besieged city, has not cut it off altogether. The Russians would
have defended the place more strongly had there been danger of complete loss of water supplies. Reports
of beri beri among the Japanese besiegers have not been cpnfirjned.
A series of outpost skirmishes early in the week around Mukden culminated Thursday and Friday
in sharp fighting in which the Japanese took the important Da pass,-southeast of Mukden, and drove in
the Russian outposts.
Coincident with the movement from the southeast was an advance against Sin-min-tin, indicated 1
the fact that a Japanese force occupied Siao-bey-ho, west of the Liao river. There has been a concen-
tration of Japanese forces at the Yen-tai mines.
I has been pointed out that the farther northward the Japanese push the enemy the greater their
advantage, as the Russians must rely more and more on the railroad alone for supplies, while the Japan-
ese have the rich, cultivated fields of all southern Manchuria to draw on. At Harbin the Russians would
be wholly dependent upon the long line of single track from Russia, while t\& Japs would draw on much
nearer and richer sources by at least two lines of rails. The Japanese have changed the gauge of the
railroad as far north as Liao-yang, fitting it to Japanese rolling stock.
Indications are that a Japanese force is working northward from Gen-san in Korea. I is reported
to be headed for Vladivostok, and there is talk of a winter campaign in northern Korea. I
New York Sun Special Service.
Newport, R. I.. Oct. 1.Altho Harrv
Lehr denies that ne ever gave a monkey
dinner, he cannot deny the fact that on
Wednesday he gave a genuine dinner to
dogs to celebrate the third anniversary
of the birth of Mrs. Lehr's tiny Pomera
nian dog, which she calls "Mighty
It is about eleven inches long and
wears a jeweled collar. He accom
panies Mrs. Lehr everywhere.
On Monday cards were issued which
read like this:
newspaper organ," he replied, "is now
for Roosevelt. I want to write a series
of articles for the Pilot and give you
a long mailing list of namejs of prom
inent Catholics all over the country.
These articles, I feel sure, will be help-
This more friendly feeling on the part
of the Catholic church for the repub
lican party is as strong in New Jersey
and New York as it is in Connecticut.
Senatorial Election Will Help.
Senator Hawley's term will expire
next March 4, and the legislature to be
chosen in November will choose his suc
cessor. Hawley will not be returned.
He has senile dementia, and is failing
so fast as to make his death likely at
any moment. The interest that will
be taken by the state in this contest
will help bring out a very heavv re
publican vote, which will be entirely in
the interest of the republican ticket
from top to bottom.
HARRY LEHR HOST
AT DOG DINNER
Mrs. Lehr's Pomeranian's Birth
day Inspires Great #Bnd to
Wednesday evening, Sept. 28.
Mighty Atom requests the pleasure of
Seven invitations were issued and all
came. The pride of Arleigh sat at the
bedecked table, the decorations being
the dog's favorite flower, the cactus
dhalias and deep red. Silver candela
bras were used at each end of the table
with red shades. The poodles were
seated high chairs around the table,
their mistresses seated directly behind
them, order to assist the five butlers
in serving the guests to the delicate
menu, which consisted of veal cutlets,
frankfurters, salads, ice cream, cigars
and cigarettes and chocolates. For an
"extra" more meat was served, as the
canines all howled for more.
After this second course of meats, a
birthday cake was brought in, delicately
frosted with "the Pride of Arleigh"
flitted on top, which was made, visible
by three lighted candles in honor of
Mighty Atom's third birthday.
The dinner over, the guests sauntered
into the magnificent drawing room of
Arleigh, but time began to draw very
heavy. So the master of Arleigh called
a servant and told him to usher in a
few cats which he did. Many fights
followed, until the seven ladies picked
tip their tinv treasures and called their
This was one of the many successes
of the Newport season and one, that will
not soon be forgotten.
Carpenters and Joiners Take Up Elec
tion of Officers at Milwaukee.
Milwaukee, Oct. 1.The carpenters
and joiners' convention reconsidered its
decision not to elect officers at once by
voting to take from the table a motion
made on the eighth day of the conven
tion, to proceed with the election. This
required only a majority vote of the
convention, and President W. D. Huber
The convention voted to increase the
per capita tax from 20 to 25 cents, the
extra five cents to be us'ed as a defense
fund against the open shop.
Two thousand dollars was voted the
district council of Washington state.
THROWN FROM CARRIAGE
Mrs. D. McDonald of Grand Porks In
Grand Forks, N. D.. Oct. 1.Four
women were thrown from a carriage
yesterday by the shying of a frightenel
horse, and Mrs. D. McDonald was in
stantlv killed. Mrs. Vansycle was badly
in-jured about the face and head Miss
Elizabeth Anderson was bruised and in
ternal injuries are feared Mrs. O, F.
Holmes was slightly bruised. Mrs. Mc
Donald fell with her head against a pole
and her skull was crushed.
KING GEORGE RESUMES BEER.
Dresden, Saxony. Oct. 1.King George,
who^was so ill last Wednesday that his
family assembled at Pillnitz, the Sum
mer residence of the Saxon court, recov
ered in an astonishing manner and went
out driving for half an hour on Friday.
He drank light wines and champagne for
dinner yesterday and followed it with a
glass of beer .according to*German cus
A COUNTER MOVE
Continued Prom First Page.
thruout the campaign in respecting
property has been irreproachable.
Conditions at Mukden are bad. There
are 30,000 refugees there without re
sources and in the deepest poverty. The
local authorities are conducting a re
lief system to which the dowager em
press has contributed.
TO WINTER AT PORT ARTHUR
Japanese Prepare to Continue Sipge and
Starve Out Russians.
London, Oct. 1.The failure of the
latest Japanese attempt to drive out
the Port Arthur fleet and to reduce the
fortress, according to the Daily Tele
graph's Chifu correspondent, has led
to the decision that the Japanese must
go into winter quarters, Japanese offi
cers admitting that General Stoessel is
making a superb stand.
"Accordingly," the correspondent
says, "permanent fortifications afford
ing excellent shelter are being con
structed outside the Russian main line
of defences and warm clothing is being
brought up for the troops. Reinforce
ments are continually arriving. Find
ing it impossible to hold outer forts,
even when they are captured, owing to
the enfilading fire, the only alternative
left the Japanese is to cut off supplies
TO THE DEATH
Russia and Japan* Both Gathering
Strength for Bitter Conflict.
Special to The Journal.
London, Oct. I,All news that" filters
thru from Russia indicates that Rus
sia will do nothing, and allow nothing
to be done, to stop the war. The call
ing out of the reserves of the province
of Moscow, now regarded as certain, is
4 clear sign that the imperial govern
ment is determined to refuse peace,
and Japan's new measures to increase
her reserve show that the mikado's
ministers accept Russia's persistency.
The appointment of General Grippen
berg to command the second army in
Manchuria is evidence of the czar's
awakening to the fact that Japan is
not the small and presumptuous power
he once imagined, but a highly efficient
military power, to beat which Russia
must strain every nerve. The arrange
ments with Germany, which will enable
the czar to remove his legions from his
western frontier the desperate efforts
to forward a new fleet to the far east
the call to all reservists, especially re
serve officers of the empire the de
cree placing more than a dozen prov
inces under martial law, all point to
the same thingthe house of Romanoff
is resolved to risk revolution rather
than give way to a power whose suc
cess would terminate Russia's desire of
ultimately mastering the world.
FEDERAL SEAL FOR
THE FELINE "400"
American Oat Association's Blue
bloods Recognized by the
U. S. Government.
New Tork Sun Special Service.
Chicago, Oct. 1.After having
been on the backyard fence for years,
as far as formal recognition was con
cerned, the cats that are "fancied"
by the American Cat association have
at one bound got into the front rank
of cat society. They have been offi
cially approved by the United States
government as "first-raters.'#'
The news came yesterday in a com
munication from the bureau of animal
industry of the United States depart
ment of agriculture.
"It is most gratifying," commented
Miss Lucy Johnstone, secretary of the
association. "We feel that our efforts
in the interest of producing a superior
breed of cats have been rewarded."
This is what the government sent to
Miss Johnstone in a big envelop:
United States Department of Agricul
ture, Bureau of Animal Industry, "Wash
ington, Sept. 27, 1904.Miss Lucy C.
Johnstone, secretary-treasurer American
Cat association, Chicago. You are here
by informed that the department, acting
under the provisions of paragraph 473 of
the tariff act of July 24, 1897, has this
day certified to the secretary of the
treasury the stud book of the American
Cat association, published by the Ameri
can Cat association, of which you are
the secretary-treasurer. Respectfully,
D. E. Salmon, Chief of Bureau.
The book referred to contains the
names of more than 900 cats.
Washington, D. Oct* 1.^Special.)
The following patents were issued
this week to Minnesota and Dakota in
ventors, as reported by Williamson &
Merchant, Patent. Attorneys, 925-933
Guaranty Loan building, Minneapolis,
Minn: Isaac A. Barberg, Cokato,
Minn., mower Michael Beck, Minne
apolis, explosive rotary engine Frank
Eriekson, Eveleth, Minn., combined
truck and shovel Darius W. Payne, 1 ton, Pittsburg office secretary, Edgar
|P. Criswell, ^Pittsburg.
NAMED BY BROTHERHOOD
Officers Elected by Council of St. An
Philadelphia, Oct. 1.The only busi
ness of importance before the Broth
erhood of St. Andrew delegates today
was the selection of the next meeting
At a meeting of the newly appointed
council the following national officers
President, Robert H. Gardiner, Gar
diner, Me. vice president, Judge G.
Harry Davis, Philadelphia: second vice
president, Edmund G. Billings, Boston
treasurer, George H. Randall, Pitts
burg genera^, secretary, Hubert Carle
1?HE MINNNEAPq^S JOURNAL October if 1904.
IN SALTED MINE
English Corporation Charges Big
Fraud by Stratton, Now
New York Sun Special Service.
New York, Oct. 1.Samuel TJnter
meyer has gone to St. Louis to take part
in the trial before the United States
circuit court of appeals of the mine salt
ing case against the executors and trust
tees of the estate of Winfield Scott
Stratton of Cripple Creek, former owner
of the celebrated Independence mine.
The suit is brought by the Stratton In
dependence, Limited, an English corpor
ation, which demands $6,000,000 dam
ges and charges that Stratton salted the
The English company alleged it paid
the equivalent of $10,000,000 for the
mine on the representation that there
was $7,000,000 of gold in sight. The
company sent over an eminent mining
engineer who took quantities of samples
from different parts of the mine to de
termine whether this amount of ore was
in sight. It is charged that these sam-
le were "salted" and "doctored" by
employees and representatives of
OWNERS OF LAND
North Dakotans Favor Projects,
hut Hesitate to Make Re
From The Journal Bureau, Colorado Building,
Washington, Oct. 1."A large
proportion of the owners of land
western North Dakota are favorable to
the establishment of irrigation proieets,
bu%they are not eager to pay the price
necessary for the insurance of crops.''
This is the sum of the investigations
of F. H. Newell, chief of the irrigation
service, who recently made a tour thru
that state. Mr. Newell's remarks on
the subject are interesting in view of
the coming convention or the North
Dakota Irrigation association. He
All the irrigation projects in which the
government would interest itself would
require pumping to put the water on the
land. This is the most expensive form
of irrigation construction, and when con
structed it costs more pr acre to main
tain the works than the high-level reser
voir system. We are not preparing es
timates of the cost of the construction of
irrigation works stqph as would have to
be established in North Dakota, but it will
be several months before anvthing defi
nite will be known. I can say now, and
have told the owners of the land which
would be included in some of the proposed
projects, that it will cost from $30 to $50
an acre to build the works, and the an
nual cost of maintenance will be anywhere
from $2 to $5 an acre.
But it will pay, undoubtedly. I have
told the settlers that, but they have not
entered very heartily into the spirit of
the thing. They are now planting their
sections of land, 640 acres, in wheat, and
are getting a fair return for their invest
ment. They are, apparently, not willing
to have irrigation works constructed, for
which they will have to pay large sums.
Nor are they inclined to go into intensive
agriculture, which would be necessary if
they adopted irrigation, and would mean
a departure from their present method.
Where they now raise wheat they would
have to turn to dairying This would
mean getting up early in the morning for
most of the year to milk the cows, where
now the bulk of their work is done
nine weeks of the summer. It was gen
erally agreed that irrigation and the new
industry would pay, but it was a case of
"Let the other fellow have it. I don't
want it at the price in money and la-
Pumping Systems Work.
That irrigation by means of pumping
stations is a success has been demonstrat
ed in California, where the works cost as
much as $100 an acre in some instances.
Of course, climatic conditions are different
on the coast, but it \vould pay to es
tablish these works in North Dakota.
But the government can't do anything un
less the settlers consent. They are to be
the ultimate owners of the works and
the government is asking their consent
and agreement to pay for them as pros
pective partners. If they will 30m the
partnership, v/ell and good. If they refuse,
the government can do nothing. I ha\e
told the owners the exact facts, so far
as they are in my possession, and they
will have to do the rest.
The Mouse river project is one of
those in the construction of which the
settlers have been asked to co-operate.
Water for irrigating the land under
this project must be pumped from the
river, and the cost of construction and
maintenance will be large. Whether
or not the project will be pushed fur
ther will depend upon the owners them
Engineers of the reclamation service
have been investigating conditions
along the Little Missouri with a view
to the construction of irrigation works.
The indications are, however, that
whatever projects are planned will in
volve the use of pumping stations, with
the consequent high cost. Fortunately,
lignite can be had in abundance, and
this will serve to keep the cost of op
eration and maintenance at a mini
mum figure but still the cost will be
considerably in excess of that for oper
ating plants in the more hilly country.
Fort Buford Project.
Mr. Newell reports progress in the
engineering work in connection with
the Fort Buford proiect. Theie is some
doubt in the minds of the officials of
the reclamation service as to whether
there is sufficient authority for dam
ming the Yellowstone, which will bo
necessary to supply the reservoirs.
Whether or not additional legislation
will be necessary will soon be deter
mined. Meantime negotiations with the
owners of the land to be irrigated are
in progress, but the results, so far as
the large owners are concerned, are not
encouraging. Some of the private own
ers hold as much as a thousand acres.
The law says that no one settler shall
have more than 160 acres. It will be
necessary, therefore, for each one of
the large owners to dispose of his sur
plus land, and that is where the hitch
is just now. While they don't sav so
in words., these owners want to get aa
much as they can for their lands, and
they would prefer to hold them until
the works are completed, and then sell
to settlers at the government price, or
in excess of that, if it can be had. The
large owners are holding off from -join
ing the Water Users* association, such
as is formed where irrigation works
are established, to facilitate govern
ment control of the land until the irri
gation works are paid fpr. The asso
ciation has absolute control, and thru
it all sales are made daring the,con
struction of the works and the ten
years in which the government is be
ing repaid for itsoutlay.^
I is believed here that these large
owners will see the desirability of hav
ing the proiect completed and that they
will join the partnership by subscrib
ing to the contract whyjn the govern
ment has adopted.
H. C. Stevens.
SAYS RICH MEN
Sister Declares Erring Brother
the Tool of Others in
New York, Oct. 1.Mrs. Clara J.
Gibbs, only sister of Alonzo J. White
man, the forger, who rumped from a
rapidly moving train at Dunkirk, N. Y.,
to escape the detectives who had him in
custory, declared today that her brother
was simply a tool in the hands of
wealthy and unscrupulous men, who,
seeking to gain the remainder of the
large family fortune, had protected him
thruout his whole remarkable career of
crime. Associated with these men were
others who made money by Whiteman 's
misdeeds, and feared the revelations his
trial might bring out.
"Our father," said Mrs. Gibbs, "left
an estate of several hundred thousand
dollars. He was Beuben Whiteman of
Dansville, N. Y., and his investments
consisted of timberlands Michigan,
Minnesota and Wisconsin, and paper
mills, mining and farming lands in
every part or the country.
First False Step.
"My brother, after studying at Am
herst college and Columbia law school,
with plenty of money at his command,
became interested in the law, real
estate and brokerage business with Bob
ert J. Knox, who, subsequently, so
closely imitated my brother's career.
His first embezzlement was from our
joint estate, and to save the family
name, I consented that he should not
be exposed, but should deed me all his
share in the estate to cover the money
he had stolen.
"Vast tracts of land near Duluth,
Minn., belonging to the estate, subse
quently gained a large value by reason
of mineral deposits, and business men
of high standing protected Whiteman,
while they gained from him concessions
of his property. I have seen letters in
his possession, showing that in his ex
traordinary forgeries he worked in col
lusion with firms of high standing, who
profited by the forgeries and other
schemes, but got none of the odium.
"Mother and I stood by him during
his varied career and frequently fur
nished him with money to escape jus
tice, he promising to reform and lead a
Protected by Officera.
"We know that officers supposed# to
be prosecuting were really protecting
him, and he came out of all his trouble
unscathed by reason of the liberal use
of money and the influence back of him.
"While my nearly continuous resi
dence abroad, made inroads upon my
share of the estate of our father, the
greatest part of it went to those who
constantly drew upon us to save my
brother from prosecution from time to
time. When I heard that he had been
arrested and was to be brought from St.
Louis to Buffalo for trial for complicity
with the swindling operations of the
Knox-Whiteman gang, I knew that he
would never be tried. The news of his
escape was no surprise to me.
Buffalo, Oct. 1.Whiteman is sup-
to be still in the vicinity of Dun
irk He has been seen by several
persons. A rural mailcarrier saw him
apply for work in a vineyard and says
he borrowed a handkerchief to bind up
his wounded hand.
Soon after jumping from the train,
he offered a delivery boy $1 to drive
him to the outskirts of Dunkirk, but
the bov declined. Whiteman attempted
to drag the boy from his seat in the
wagon, but the lad got free and drove
away. He tried at a store to hire a
horse, but failed.
The police cannot get any further
trace of him. That he has been se
creted by^ the "Aristocrats," a noted
band of rich criminals, is the opinion of
officials of the Pinkerton agency, who
are trying to effect his recapture.
The "Aristocrats" earned the name
because the members are composed of
men who come of prominent families,
and all of whom are graduates of prom
inent colleges in the United States. A
Pinkerton agency detective says White
man is the leader of the "Aristocrats."
JOINT SESSION OF CONFERENCES
I N THE TWIN CITIES.
Anniversary of the Minnesota Confer
ence Will Be Celebrated Here in
1006Committee on Endowment
Fund Instructed to Provide Means
for Investment of All Sums.
Special to The Journal.
Waseca, Minn., Oct. 1.Arrange-
ments were made today for a ioint ses
sion of the Minnesota Methodist confer
ence and the Northern Minnesota con
ference in the twin cities in 1906 to
celebrate the fiftieth anniversary of the
The Post-Graduate association plan
was discussed and it was decided to put
in a memorial window for the late Dr.
Holman in the new church in course of
erection on Bates avenue, St. Paul. Dr.
Kerfoot reported for the committee on
education, after which President
Bridgman of Hamline spoke of the
vital interest of educational work.
The report of the committee on en
dowment for superannuates brought out
a heated discussion, and it was referred
back with instructions to provide means
for the investment of all sums solicited.
The board of conference stewards has
distributed to old ministers and minis
ters' widows the sum of $3,972.
Dr. Anderson stated that the board
of education was ready to pay $50 a
year to all young men desiring an edu
cation, while in the preparatory depart
ment, and $100 a year while in the
collegiate department. This money is
loaned upon individual notes without
security or interest until the education
of the student is completed, after which
he must pay back the sums borrowed.
Rev. Samuel Ellery of Slayton deliv
ered the sermon of the forenoon.
At the session last evening Rev. Dr.
Robert Forbes, pastor of the church
here twenty-five years ago, now assist
ant secretary of the Church Extension
society, delivered the address.
PoetThe editor didn 't pay the least
attention to my last verses. Now, I
have written a, comic poem entitled
"The Alarm Clock/'
FriendDo you think he will take
any notice of it?
PoetOh, yes it'll make him open
The queen of a beehive does not rule
she lays eggs. She does not mind the
babies. She does not even do hw own
digesting, let alone getting- the food. The
attendants that surround her feed her
with bee milk, secreted by glands in their
heads. She has to be fed continually, for
at certain periods she "has the power of
producing from 2,000 to 3,000 eggs a day.
twice her own weightfour times, indeed,
for more than half her weight Is eggs.
In her lifetime a prolific queen will lay
are justly deserving of popular
favor because they have the
style, quality and finish neces
sary to a good hat.
At all Dealers
DR. BESSIE P. HAINES
Specialist in Kidney Trouble with
Thirty Years' Practice.
So widely and
to the medical
the people of the
Twin Cities and
the northwest, as
a leading special-
ist in kidney trou
ble, has been pre
vailed upon to use the press to broaden
the field of usefulness in the cure of
By a specific treatment that insures
such success as to amply .-justify a
guaranteed cure. Dr. Haines has cured
many Minneapolis and St. Paul people
who were given up to die. The treat
ment is expensive, but it is well worth
all it costs, as it cures and thereby
saves human life. If you have kidnev
trouble, in any form, then you should
consult Dr. Haines. No charge for con
sultation or examination. Call or
write Dr. Bessie P. Haines, 22 Twelfth
Street N, Minneapolis, Minn.
FINDS BROTHER IN
MAN HE RESCUES
Casual Bystander Takes Trolley
Victim from Beneath
New York, Oct. 1.Directing the
work of a hundred willing hands and
exerting to the utmost the strength of
his own stalwart frame, Patrick Flan
nigan, released last night from beneath
a street car in Central park west, near
the circle, a supposed stranger, to find
it was his own brother, John Flannipan
attempted to cross in front of the car.
A curbstone standing several inches
above the level of the ground caused
him to fall. Before he could rise,the
car struck him.
Patrick Flannigan shouldered his way
to the front of the ear and took com
mand. Men in evening dress stripped
off their coats and sprang to the side of
the car. At Flannigan's word they
tilted the heavy vehicle while others
lifted out the imprisoned man. His
work finiphed, Flanmgan cast a casual
glance at the man he had helped and
recognized his brother.
"Is Ubst you, John?" he cried.
"Right you are, Pat. That was a
good lift of yourB," was the feeble re-
1'lannigan was taken to Roosevelt
hospital where it was said today his m-
lurieB n'gtt prove fatal.
SHE OUGHT TO.
"How's you gettin' on wid youah:
I done learned to add up dp oughts,
but de figgers bodder me."
THE VALUE OF CHARCOAL
Few People Know How Useful I Is in
Preserving Health and Beauty.
Nearly evervbody knows that char
coal is the safest and most efficient dis
infectant and purifier nature, but few
realize its value when taken into the
human svstem for the same cleansing
Charcoal is a remedy that the more
you take of it the better it is not a
drug at all, but simply absorbs the gases
and impurities always present in the
stomach and intestines and carries them
out of the system.
Charcoal sweetens the breath after
smoking, drinking or after eating onions
and other odorous vegetables.
Charcoal effectually clears and im
proves the complexion, it whitens the
teeth and further acts as a natural and
eminently safe cathartic.
I absorbs the iniurious gases which
collect in the stomach and bowels it
disinfects the mouth and throat from
the poison of catarrh.
All druggists sell charcoal one form
or another, but probably the besfc char
coal and the most for the money is in
Stuart's Charcoal Lozenges they are
composed of the finest powdered Wil*
low charcoal, and other harmless antir.
septics in tablet form or rather in the
form of large, pleasant tasting lozenges,
the charcoal being mixed with honey*
The daily use of these lozenges will
soon tell in a much improved condition
of the general health, better complexion,
sweeter breath and purer blood, and the
beauty of it "is, that no possible harm
can result from their continued use, but
on the contrary, great benefit.
A Buffalo physician, in speaking 0?
the benefits of charcoal, says: I ad
vise Stuart's Charcoal Lozenges to all
patients suffering from gas in stomach
and bowels, and to clear the complexion
and purify the, breath, mouth and
throat I also believe the liver is great
ly benefited by the daily use of them^^
they cost but twenty-five cents a bafc.
at drug stores, and altho in some senpe
a patent preparation, yet I believe I ggfr
more and better charcoal in Stuart's^
Charcoal Lozenges than in any of thJBL,
ordinary charcoal tablets.' jgtfjf