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Minneapolis Merchants Use The Journal most because it gives them best W?k\~~-S results. CASSATT TO QUIT OYER AGE LIMIT Veteran President of the Pennsyl vania Road to Be Oslerized, Says Rumor. Rea, Now a Vice President of the Road, Is to Succeed Him. iri A. J. CASSATT. j. President of the Pennsylvania Railroad, About to Retire. S te i New York Sun Special Service. ::v/xxv. Chicago, Sept. 19."President Cas satt of the Pennsylvania will retire at the next annual meeting." This statement was made today by a well-informed railroad man, one whose source of information is close to the inner sanctum of the Pennsylvania of fices. It startled the local railroad men who heard it, and there was some inclina tion to scoff at it as a "wild" story. Nevertheless, the informant persisted in his statement and declared that there was little chance of the tip'' being incorrect. It was pointed out that the Pennsylvania rule is that all employees shall be retired at the age of 70, and it has been understood that that rule shall include the highest official. Alexander J. Cassatt is 66 years old, having been born at Pittsburg in De cember, 1839. If he should retire at the next meeting he will be 67 years old, only three years "away from the age limit. His life has been a busy one, and, altho he is still vigorous, it is said that he is consulting his own wishes in determining to retire at this time. He has been railroading since 1861, when he entered the employ of the Pennsylvania road as rodman. He has been a Pennsylvania man ever since. The rumor that presupposes the re tirement of Mr. Cassatt also includes 'the name of his successor. Samuel Eea, fourth vice president, is named to suc ceed him. He is 50 years old and has been a railroad man since. 1871, when he also entered .the employ of the Penn sylvania railroad. Like Mr. Cassatt, Rea began in the engineering depart ment and practically his whole train ing has been along the line of railroad building. WOMEN TO EXILE TOWN'S IDLE MAN Subscription Paper Circulated and Menace to Husbands' Indus try Must Go. New Tork Sun Special Service. Chicago, Sept. 19.Women of Iron dale, 111., a town of 5,000 inhabitants, are raising a popular subscription to defray the expenses of deporting the town's only idle man. They say the presence of one indo lent man may have an evil effect upon their husbands and put to naught the town's recent recovery from a twenty year period of laziness. Tony Hartford, aged 30, living at 1100 Bensley avenue, is the man who refused to work. Agents of several factories are canvassing Irondale daily in search of workers, say the women, and yet Hartford calmly smokes his pipe and announces that he has decided to take a couple of months rest and lie around the town. Work Their Last Desire. Until three years ago, when a big harvesting plant came to Irondale, work was the one thing that came last to the lot of the voters. Thirty year3 Iished reviou &$&& a nail mill had been estab in the town, but changes in the style of nails quieted the factory whis tle, and for many years wives watched their husbands gather at the corner grocery and wait for some one to of fer them a job. Then came the boom, and the jobs forced themselves upon the spouses grown "disinclined" from long idle ness. Every man had to go to work to avoid the offers that were being show ered upon him. Irondale awoke from its stupor and began to boom. The dread disease of laziness was eradi cated and the smooth places on the dry goods boxes lost their gloss. Keep Spouses Harnessed. But the housewives have not forgot ten the old days. A constant dread of a repetition of the idle period has filled their minds, and they have kept their husbands closely harnessed to their jobs, with only Sundays, Fourth of July, New Years and Thanksgiving off. Now comes the disturbing element, the rebellious Tony, who, having no wife to make him work, has not been convinced of the necessity of labor. The women were quick to act when thev heard of the disaffection. Mrs. Joseph Mcintosh, Mrs. Joseph Walters and Mrs. Jennie Hasteit were appointed a committee to circulate the subscrip tion list. Women to Pay His Fare. "We will send him just as far as the money we collect will pay the fare," said the committee. "We will only pay the faro one way, but if he repents and informs us that he wants to come back and work we will get him a job first, and then send for him." Tony has not yet been consulted about, thet matter. He may not want to go bu as the committee say they will make it too hot for him at home, the 999 other men who are working are confident he will accept the offer of transportation. ^MMM^^^M.r^^^ ONPAGEBl? JAP ARMY FIGHTS FLIES AND FLEAS Stanley Washburn Describes Sum mer Life at the Manchur ian Headquarters. How the Mikado's Soldiers Give Object Lessons in Sanitation to Chinese Citizens. Special Correspondence. mp/ri Headquarters Third Imperial Japan ese Army, Manchuria, July 15.The spring has come and gone and the sum mer has come. But, unfortunately, summer has not gone yet, nor has it come without the many peculiar de lights in which the summer season re joices in these lovely little Chinese towns. No doubt the great world' fan cies that the Japanese armies today* are centers of the keenest excitement. ,_j. The generals, one might suppose, are :X:' growing gray with the cares of war and the soldiers wan and thin under the hardships of the campaign. The world then will be shocked to learn that the third Japanese army, at least, is giving most of its time and the thought of its ablest minds in work ing out the problem of how to keep cool, how to evade the flies, and what is the most effective method of repelling the attack of the active and progressive flea (a creature of surpassing enter prise in these parts) also whether or not a Justly famous American brand of rat poison is effective diet for bedbugs. And there are many other problems of a similar import. Fame Thru a Flytrap. A well-known Japanese colonel, who last year was making his name world famous by his inventions for the an noyance of the enemy and the demoral ization of the watchers in the Russian trenches, this year is giving much tfme to perfecting 'devices for the comfort of the home circle and the excluding from it of the most undesirable of the natives, animal and insect. A. man in the army has been renowned for a day who has invented a flytrap whereby the industrious operator can catch as many as two pounds of flies in a sin gle day if he devotes himself to the task diligently. War and rumors of war, even, have come to form but a small part of our daily life. The only news of a war like character reaches us with the ar rival of the American mails, when we read with bated breath of the great forward movement about to begin last month, or of the general action "now going forward along the entire Japan ese line." Civil Administrators Busy. The only really and justifiably busy people here aTe the Japanese civil ad ministrators of the town, who have been working miracles in local improve ment. Whatever else may be the out come of this war, one thing is certain that this summer must mark an epoch in the history of Manchurian social development. From one end of this country to the other are scattered Jap anese soldiers. Every village for miles around and well nigh every hou in every village has its quota of soldiers. Thus the Chinese are getting daily ob ject lessons of Japanese and civilized methods of doing things. The soldiers have simply turned the Chinese houses upside down in their vigorous efforts to clean things up. In dozens of the little compounds, where two months ago there was nothing but filth and bad smells, one sees today lit tle Japanese gardens with neatly sand ed paths and flower beds. Scarcely a day but one meets soldiers passing thru the streets carrying on their shoulders small trees which they have dug up in the neighborhood and are taking home to plant in their gardens. The most effective thing which has been done is the new system of drains all over the town and country, too. The streets have all been lined on both sides with deep ditches and at every important street crossing culverts have been made, so that the water shall not collect in any one place. Now when it rains the streets are drained off almost as quick ly as are those in an American or Jap anese city. Reforms of All Sorts. The civil administration, composed of three Japanese officers and two non commissioned offlcers has entered into the most comprehensive reforms of all sorts. Hospitals have even been pro jected and opened up for the use of the Chinese. The results of all this must be beneficial to a considerable Continued on 2d Page, 5th Column. LOSTlisTRMN CHILD WAS DYING Plight of James Houghton, an In diana Man, in City of St. Cloud. Special to The Journal. St. Cloud, Minn., Sept. 19.Stranded in a strange town, lacking $2 of the fare to Indiana, where his little child was dying, yet with plenty of money in the bank at home, was the sad plight of a well-dressed man who accosted a St. Cloud merchant for information. The stranger, James Houghton, was on his way from Butte., Mont., to his home at Monticello, Ind., where his 7-year-old child lay dying or dead. Tired from a long journey he fell asleep on the train and was awakened by the brakeman's cry of what he thought to be St. Paul, but which he found, upon alighting, to be St. Cloud. The train had pulled away before he discovered his mistake, and, tho he made a valiant effort to catch the rear platform, he failed. Stepping to the ticket office, he re quested a ticket to Chicago, where he was to meet his brother, but found, when it came to paying for the precious strip, that he lacked $2 of the required amount. He telegraphed to Chicago for money, but when the answer came the banks were closed and an order must be identified. In the deepest anx iety as to the condition of his child, he accosted one of the business men, telling him of his mistake and the loss of time it had already cost him. The cashier of the bank was sent for and money was advanced to Mr. Hough ton, who left on the early morning train, not knowing but what the loss of twelve hours here might have pre vented him from seeing his child before it' died. Nuremberg, Germany, Sept. 19.The first game of the chesa match between Dr. S. Tar rasch of this citjr and Frank J. Marshall of Brooklyn was playlQ at the local chess clnb in this city yesterday sas won by Tarrasch 4 after fifty moves. Intentional Duplicate Defective E IMMNE PRICE TWO CENTS. TUESDAY EVENING, SEPTEMBER jfj CHARLES H. DARLING, Assistant Secretary of the Navy, Who jj :fi Will Prohe Department. 5 3 I WOMEN ATTACK ROOSEYELT IDEA Would Turn President from Race Suicide Theory by Appeal Thru Wife. New York Sun Special Service. Pittsburg, Pa., Sept. 19.Pittsburg philanthropic women' take exceptions to President Roosevelt's race-suicide the tory. Mrs. S. E. Lippincott, superin tendent and secretary of the Society for the Improvement of -the Poor, after consultation with other members of the society, has decided to write to Mrs. Boosevelt asking her to persuade the president to modify his position. This determination became crystal lized today when a woman who had been deserted by her husband, and is penniless, applied for aid. She is the mother of seventeen children, sevec of whom are dead, "and happy." An other is in the institution for the feeble minded at Polk, Pa. Altho reduced to extreme povery'by the desertion of her husband, the woman wants to apply to the president for a medal as an example of his ideal wife and mother. Mrs. Lippincott said: ''What with the wretchedness and distress of these big families raised by the shiftless poor, the equally large families brought by immigrants to this country and the menace they are to our nation' and to society, I purpose writ ing to Mrs. Roosevelt an appeal to her womanhood against this indiscriminate applauding of unwelcome conditions." 60 BUILDINGS AT NOME BURN LOSS IS $200,000 Seattle, Sept. 19.Sixty buildings were destroyed by fire at Jvome, Alas ka, on the night of Sept. 13, causing a loss estimated at close to $200,000. The city hall, a small building, was destroyed, but the records were saved. It is reported that the big stores of M. E. Atkinson and J. P. Parker were destroyed. No loss of life is reported. Details are meager. PRINCE TO ARRIVE NOV. 2. Washington, Sept. 19.The state de partment has been informed that Prince Louis of Battenberg will be in Washing ton Nov. 2. The British North Atlantic, squadron under his command will lie in the roads off Annapolis while the com mander-in-chief and his staff officers make the visit to this city. They will be received by the president at the White House with proper ceremonies, but the details of the reception have yet to be arranged. ttmWi/i&Ktt^&^^^ ARMYltfJ) NAYY W BE PROBED President TJirects Darling and Oli ver to Look Into Waste inL Departments. EXTRAVAGANCE AND CORRUPTION SOUGHT As Keep Commission Probed Civil ian Departments, These Men Will Probe Military. New York Sun Special Service, .._",- Washington, Sept. 19.Having used the probe with some success in. the ci vilian departments, President Roosevelt has now decided to apply it to the army and navy. It was learned today that a new commission of investigation will be named by the president. It will con sist of Assistant. Seerjetary of the Navy Darling and Assistant Secretary of War Oliver. These officials will do for the military branch of the government what the Keep commission is doing for the civilian branch. They- will fer ret out any corruption that may exist and institute reforms of administration in order to do away with the excessive amount of red tape which now hampers the prompt and economical execution of business. Waste and Extravagance. The new commission will have an onerous task. Those who know about the methods prevailing in the army and navy are aware that waste and extrava gance exist to an extent that seems al most incredible. The naval estimates for the present year, now being collected by the sec retary of the navy, aggregate almost $130,000,000, and thruthe Application of the pruning knife will be reduced to $100,000,000. If more economical meth ods were observed than are in force to day, it is the belief of competent judges that expenditures for mainten ance of the navy could be reduced to $75,000,000 or $80,000,000 at least. What is true of the navy is true of the army. The general s'taff of the army has not brought about economy in administration. Case of "Too Many Cooks." The trouble with the navy depart ment, and only to a slightly less ex tent in the war department, .arises out of the distribution of authority among a number of bureaus. The country i^not so much concerned about the controversies which are a con stant development among the bureaus, as over the faet.jih.at work is delayed and therefore becomes more expensive that there is duplication, triplication and quadruplication of separate plants within the navy yards, the effort of each department being to obtain com plete independence of the other.. Duplicates SSaat Are Needless. In one navy yard* for Example, there are eight "machinO' shops, five joiner shops, five paint shop's, four pattern shops, four tin shops, four fuel-oil plants, four testing libraries, three electrical workshops, three copper shops, thirty-two storehouses under sep arate roofs,' thirteen coalsheds and bins' under separate roofs and fifty piles of material not under cover. Recently the power plants, of which there were six at the yard referred to, were consolidated, resulting in consid erable economy. Apparently no step has been taken to consolidate other shops. As the shops and portions of depart ments are duplicated, it is a natural consequence that the heads of depart ments and departments themselves are duplicated. No system whatever. is observed in the matter of laying out the navy Continued on 2d Page, 6th Column. ROBERT S. OLIVER, Assistant Secretary of War, Who Will Investigate Department, K&WMY&WXWW PUBLIC MUST PAY OIL FIGHT'S COST Standard Oil Company Puts Up Prices So as Not to Lose by Kansas War. New York Sun Special Service. New York, Sept. 19.Following yes terday's advance in retail prices, the price of all grades of crude oil, except raglan, was advanced again todav by the Standard Oil company, making the third advance in quotations in two weeks. As usual, the higher grades of oil were raised 3 cents and the lower grades 2 cents. The general Wall street explanation of the increase is that the public is able to pay the cost of the great oil fight in Kansas. At the office of the Standard Oil company, it was said that there was an increased demand for oil abroad, owing to the reduction of the output the Baku district. There has been a great falling off in Pennsyl vania production, and it is the gradual failure of these fields that led the Stan dard to invade Kansas, The Standard always puts up the price of oil when the winter season ap proaches and the demand for illumi nating oil increases. The Standard Oil company is expected to pay between 42 and 45 per cent in dividends during the current year. At 45 per cent, Mr. Rockefeller's income from his Standard holdings will be $13,000,000. MMMaa WMMMMIMHI8HWMM WHEN THE EDITOR SAID: ''(HPHERil-VACATION! D1Y0RGED FIVE TIMES, MAN TAKES WIFE NO. 6 Sioux City, Iowa, Sept. 19.After five unsuccessful matrimonial ve'ntures, Dr. Oliver Fisher, a well-known physi cian of Stern, Iowa, has made the at tempt the sixth time by marrying Miss Mina Norwood of Denver. All his former wives are living, having secured divorces. He married his first wife, Ida Fisher, twenty-five years ago, but shortly after told secrets during a delirium while having typhoid fever, that caused her to part from him. Wife No. 2, Mary Check, was married in 1883 in Iowa City, out the two separated on the day of the wedding. No. 3 was Marjr Blalitehe Williams, daughter of a farm er, and No. 4 was Laura Richmonds of Leeds, who obtained a divorce after a few years of married life. Two years ago at Council Bluffs he married Margaret Wilcox, but she lived with him only a few months be for going into the divorce courts. PAIR TONiqHT AND WEDNESDAY SLIGHTLY COOLER TONIGHT PROBABLY LIGHT FROST. IN LOW LANDB MR. LAWSON DID TO HEME Author of "Frenzied Finance' Gives His Version of Famous Mining Stock Fight.. He Played the Montana Man at His Own Subtle Game and Won. Special to The Journal. New York, Sept. 19."What Lawson |r 1 did to Heinze in the fight between Standard Oil and the Montana copper (jj man, is the story told by Thomas W. "Si Lawson in Everybody's for October. Mr. Heinze's story has been told, but this is the first time Mr. Lawson's ver sion in detail has been made public, and it makes sensational reading, as sensational, almost, as anything Mr. Lawson has done since he began Fren zied ^Finance." The Boston financier opens the story with a character sketch of the Mon tana miner that would seem to call for nothing short of swords or pistols. He paints the character of Heinze about as deep a black as ever was painted. Heinze's First Move. According to Mr. Lawson, Heinze, thru the "Apex" law of Montana and the corruption of the Montana courts, attempted to blackmail the Boston & Montana and the Butte & Boston com panies. The companies would not pay. ''Then," says Mr. Lawson, "began that warfare which has astonished the world for its fierceness, cruelty and de struction of property, which has made Montana justice a byword and dragged her governmental institutions in the mire. Because of it, the state has been divided into two parties, and judges and lawyers and state officers and United States senators have been bought and sold as openly as beer over a Butte bar. Already the fighting has cost the contending parties $12,000,000, and, at writing, there seems little pros pect of peace." Offer of $5,000,000. Standard Oil, says Mr. Lawson, tried to buy Heinze off. It offered him $3,000,- 000, and then $5,000,000. But Heinze held a sure hand, or thought he did, and would not sell out for that amount and quit. He had had a receiver ap pointed for the Boston & Montana com pany, and by selling ''short"- on the stock market, had sent the stock of that company Panic th "s3rstem."tumbling. Somethin mustseizeddonee. be Henry H. Rogers, master of Standard Oil in the field, sent for Heinze and argued long but futilely then gave it up. "Heinze," he said to Lawson after ward, "is impossible" The next day Promised a panic in Boston & Montana, he situation was desperate. Standard Oil must step into the breach openly. That was Mr. Lawson's remedy. Mr. Rogers refused. Of this refusal, Mr. Lawson says: "Standard Oil is a 'sure thing' oper ator. It never enters a deal on even terms. Its cards are always 'stacked,' its dice 'cogged' and its boxes 'fixed.1 The truth is that Mr. Rogers and Mr. Rockefeller, with all their millions, are the veriest cravens in an open- stock gamble." Plays Heinze's Own Game. They would not step into the breach Mr. Lawson, seeing no other course, then went to try his hand with Heinze. He talked with the Montana man for hours. Heinze, feeling sure of his hand, not only refused to accept $3,000,000 that had been the price named before, but put the price to $5,000,000 and made that conditional. Carried away by the sense of his power, Heinze final ly delivered his ultimatum to Lawson in these words: "Whatever sum Rogers atrtl I agree upon tonight, whether it is three mill ionj five or one hundred and five, I get it one way and no other. Rogers and. Rockefeller sign a paper, which I am to publish where I please, admit ting that they came to me and begged to settleyou understand, begged settle, and idon't addition?you they are to acknowledge that I am all right and agree that I shall be presi dent of the consolidated company." Heinze Loses Millions. Mr. Lawson was convinced that Heinze was "impossible" by any open method of persuasion. He says that he at once decided to play Heinze at his own game. He did, and by a man ipulation of the stock market the next day, he put Heinze out of the game a loser by several millions. The game was played by Lawson's pretending to turn traitor to Standard Oil a"nd join hands with Heinze. He says the end, in his eyes then, justified the means. GIRL WIFE'S LIFE LIKE MELODRAMA Just Went Out to a Wedding, She Told SpouseIt Was Her Own. Special to The Journal. Butte, Mont., Sept. 19.Two weeks ago the 20-year-old wife of George Mel told her husband she was going to attend the wedding of a friend. To day it was discovered that she was the bride and had married Harney North ey, a young man living less than half a mile' from her home. Mrs. Melville had told Northey that Melville was her uncle, and she did not want him to know of her marriage for a while, as she feared he would cable the news to her mother, who, she said, is an invalid in London. So she went back and lived with Melville for a week, then returned to her younger husband and remained with him until this morning when Mel ville succeeded in finding her. She de nied him and declared he was her uncle and nothing more. Northey believes her, notwithstanding the records of the court at Great Falls, which show that she married Melville in August, 1901. The girl is strikingly handsome, and four years ago was married to a man named Walbndge, who abused her and was killed by her father near Phillips burg, Mont., for which crime the fath er, Carlisle Hunter, is serving a sen tence in the state penitentiary. The young woman has been arrested on a charge of bigamy." 5 VIlle I ILLINOIS' OLDEST BANKER DEAD. Bloomington, 111., Sept. 19.Joseph Keenan, the oldest banker and former mayor of Leroy, 111., and director of Bloomington banks, died today. He leaves extensive land holdings In central Illinois. He was 77 years old. S%fi Beginning October 1 There will be a regular Sunday Morning Edition of mW-' 'The Journal. PAGESFIVE O'CLOCK. MDSMIYE BACK CAMPAIGN MONEY New York Life Men Who Gave to Republicans Will Be Sued. vmxmnixnei^BimKVKsn&^nmtxtamBne^tnb'K. BICHARP HcCtr&ST, President of the Mutual Life. Who Must Pace Investigators, K-%X-%-%-%-%-X-%%XXX-%-S 3t******X*K*X.* New York Sun Special Service. New York, Sept. 19.It is practi cally certain that Julius Mayer, New* York state attorney general, will begin action to compel restitution by those officers of the New York Life who caused the expenditure of $150,000 of the company's funds as campaign con tributions, and also In reply to the direct question as to whether he would institute suit against John A. McCall and George W. Perkins for restitution of the $150,000 contrib uted to the republican campaign fund, Mr. Mayer said: "The matter is one tha is engaging and will.continue to absorb my earnest attention. cannot answer until I have had an opportunity to investigate the matter.'' One who may be said to speak with as much authority for Mr. Mayer as he i^ could himself made the following state- '4 nient: A "Should an action be broughtand that it will be brought is practically assuredit will have two objects. First, and of least significance, is the resti Continued on 2d Page, 4th Column. MINOT NATIONAL 1 CLOSES ITS DOORS Deposits Amounting to $115,000 Are Expected to Be Returned in Full. Special to The Journal. Minot, N. D., Sept. 19.The Minot National bank failed to open its doors for business today, and a notice posted on the door reads: "Closed pending the action of the controller of the cur rency. For several weeks there have been rumors that the bank was in financial trouble, based on excessive and unreli able loans. The announcement is made semi-officially that the bank's reserve is considerably below the statutory re quirements, but there is something like $16,000 credited to the reserve funds. Some time ago, so report says, the directors called President Erickson's attention to the loans being made and instructed him to be a little more pru dent. Report gays he continued mak ing the objectionable loans, and about a week ago A. F. Slocum, a director, was made temporary president, presum ably for a period pending the closing of a deal by whieh Joseph Roach and others connected with the Second Na tional bank were to get a controlling interest in the Minot National. It is thought that while this deal was in progress it was discovered that the bank's reserve was below the legal* mark and the negotiations were held in abeyance. Rumors of financial trouble started a small run on the bank yester day. This, in all probability, would. have developed into a rush today and the closing of the institution was deemed prudent. The last statement showed the bank's deposit to be $115,000. It was capita ized at $500,000. The chief stockhold ers are J. A. and B. Erickson, Clarence Parker, A. F. Slocum and David Lloyd. The report of the closing of the Minot National started a run by the timid on the Second National and Union National bank today. All depositors were paid, promptly. The belief pre vails that the Minot National will pay out dollar for dollar. _. 3 i #i ':-^'iZM Insurance Investigation's Interest Now Centered in Political f| Contribution Scandal. 1 JJ "9 A %to determine whether or not the contributions consti tute official misconduct on the part of the managers of a- trust fund. This was the substance of a statement made by one close to the attorney general and well qualified to speak with full authority. It was reported today that the at torney general had been informed that the money so paid out would be re stored to the insurance companies, but that this would not necessarily prevent him from taking any action he might think proper. Mayer Is Investigating. $L' WOMEN IN SOBS BID FAREWELL TO PASTOR Hew York Sun Special Service. .-.l^ Chicago, Sept. 19.Surrounded/- "by hysterical women who threw their arms around his neck and wept. Rev. Dr. Myron W. Haj-nes of the Belden Ave nue Baptist church said farewell to Chicago last night, when he took a train for Seattle at midnight as the finale of a day of sensational developments in the scandal in which he became en meshed when the Central Passenger as sociation put him on its blacklist for alleged fraud in obtaining railroad tick ets. More thstn one hundred women were in the crowd $i 150 persons who at tended a farewell reception to the pat tor in the ehapel of the Belden Avenue church. Almost every one of them i wept.