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The SundayJournal
Dally and Sundaj, per month 40
Daily only, per month 25
Sunday only, pei month 15
Last Sunday Carried
DaUy and Sunday, one month 60c
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The Earthquake's "Voice."
Does an earthquake have a noise of
its own making, that is separate and
distinct from any sounds occasioned by
the crashing of houses'?
On this point the testimony of per
sons who went thru the San Francisco
horror varies Mr. C. A. Smith of
thiscity,who was thru it all, says: "So
far as I know the earthquake made no
sound of its own. The sound I heard
I attributed solely to the grinding of
the steel and masonry under the strain
put upon them. Whether there would
have been a sound in the open country
I cannot say."
Mr. J. W. Howe, who is described as
a veteian miner, and who has been thru
war and heard all the varied and terri
fying sounds of battle, appears to hold
that the earthquake has noises of its
own. is reported as saying: "The
most awful thing to me, the thing I
cannot forget, is the noises of the earth
quake. I have heard the roar of can
nons, the noises of big explosions, of
severe storms at sea, but for a terrify
ing conglomeration of sounds commend
me to the earthquake's voice in a great
city. It was unlike anything I ever
heard or could have imagined. I was
as one might imagine the screaming of
some wounded animal of titanic size.''
This testimony would seem to point
to an independent voice of the earth
quake. The falling of houses could
not have been unlike anything a man
who had been about in the world could
Yet there does not appear to be any
reason why an earthquake should make
a noise. The earthquake itself is far
under the surface, how deep the scien
tific observers can tell, but undoubtedly
so far that a distinct earthquake noise,
would be very unlikely to be heard.
If he scientific explanation of the
earthquake is correct that it is a slip
ping of the rocks forming the earth's
crust, the noise occasioned would not
be a voice anyway. It would be very
much like the roar of the falling of
walls, only much more muffled.
When it comes to going centimeters,
the American athlete is something of a
Inspection Must Be Voluntary.
Once more the Wisconsin politicians
have been foiled in their attempt to
build up a grain inspection bureau with
its patronage, and take toll of Minne
sota and Dakota grain temporarily held
in the Superior elevators.
The true import of Judge Sanborn's
decision is a complete knockout for any
system of compulsory inspection. The
reports sent out, saying that the Minne
sota law had also been condemned, are
found to be entirely false. The strength
of Minnesota's svstem lies in the fact
that it is a voluntary service. I is en
tirely optional with the buyer and sell
er of grain to take the inspection. Prac
tically inspection is essential to a grain
\market, but no system of inspection will
accepted unless it is thoroly compe
tent and acceptable to all interests.
Minnesota's inspection has leached a
high point of efficiency and is the
standard for export. A the same time
he producers' interests are guarded
and guaranteed by the board of appeals,
an independent bodv acting as a check,
Wisconsin has attempted to force a
system of inspection upon the trade,
which has naturally fought it. Grain
men do not care to submit to delays and
expenses for a service that will do them
no good whatever. The fight finally
reached the federal court, which says
that the state has exceeded its powers
in trying to compel interstate shipments
to take the inspection.
There is always some dissatisfaction
among producers, and Wisconsin was
encouraged in its step by an organiza
tion of Nor th Dakota farmers. They
have an impression that inspection is
too rigid on the producer and lenient on
the buyer and shipper. The closer /me
investigates the system, the less ground
Display Advertisements
Local Advertisers.
The Circulation of The
Sunday Journal last
Sunday was
More than any other
Minneapolis Sunday
Newspaper Carried.
I IpTrtlT
MerchantM use The Journal most
because It gives them best results.
spect in the world markets. Any other
kind would be an injustice to the farm
er as well as the elevator man. I
would destroy Minnesota's grades and
play havoc with prices all along the
line. Minnesota's inspection carries
weight because it is rigid, not only on
grain received, but on shipments out,
and so commands the confidence of the
eastern and foreign consignee.
The Minneapolis baseball team may not
be accomplishing all that was hoped from
it, but it is at least maintaining the local
traditions of the game.
The Hennepin Avenue Tangle.
Judge Holt, his decision denying
the writ of mandamus by which cer
tain property owners sought to compel
the park commission to reinvest -itself
with, the management of the Hennepin
avenue parkway, which it had attempt
ed to abandon, appears to agree with
the taxpayers in principle, th at the
park board cannot abandon dominion
over property it holds in trust for that
public, but he does not see his way
clear to issue a writ of mandamus, be
cause the park laws are not sufficiently
specific as to what a court might do
to enforce its orders. They do not de
clare how a parkway shall be kept, and
the court, while it might issue a writ,
could not enforce obedience by punish
ment for contempt, since there is noth
ing in the law so fixing the duties of
the park board with reference to the
maintenance of park roads that the
court could know whether or not its
orders had been complied with.
A remedy at law being apparently
unavailable, the Hennepin avenue prob
lem is remanded back to the realm of
agreement and compromise between the
administrative bodies, the council and
the park commission. The taxpayers
along the street are probably not par
ticular about names. They do not care
whether Hennepin avenue is maintained
as a street or a parkway so long as it
is maintained. The complaint today is
that it is not maintained.
According to the American Protective
Tariff League tariff revision seems to be
a long way off The A. may have
another seem coming one of these bright
Chinatown Abolished by Fire.
One of the purely beneficent results
of the San Francisco disaster was the
total destruction of Chinatown. Not
one stick or stone remains to show
where Chinatown existed. Hundreds
of its miserable inhabitants have per
ished in the living grave, in which for
years they had burrowed.
Chinatown, according to the news
from San Francisco, will never be per
mitted to be re-established. The Chi
nese who remain will be housed in an
other part of the city. It will be well
if the city authorities take care that
the conditions of* another Chinatown
are not created. The one recently de
stroyed was made out of buildings
which were originally fitted for the
habitation of Caucasians. But the
Chinese gradually converted brick and
frame dwellings into beehive-like struc
tures, full of winding passages, under
ground rooms and dark holes where
human beings lived and died without
seeing the light of day. Here were the
pestilent opium-smoking dens which
tourists were shown, and here the misera
bly poor of the Chinese quarter dragged
out an existenCewhicli would make hell a
relief. Whatever Chinese remain in
San Francisco should be compelled to
live above ground. Possibly W Ting
fang and some of his fellow official
fakirs of the Chinese empire, might find
in this another assault upon China by
the American government. But the dis
tress of that worthy coolie could be
borne in the interest of the health and
morality of the new San Francisco.
can be found for such complaint. A in
jtnection must be rigid to command re*. United* States during the same period
4* yJ^^Jstf?1^
The Tacoma Chamber of Commerce de
clares stoutly" that Mount Tacoma never
even smoked. It is now up to Seattle to
say what Mount Rainier did.
International Weather.
Weather forecasts in the United
Statese have- be en made by the
government, based on a knowledge
began to suggest relationship
conditions over this continent and pre
vious experience regarding he path o"f
storms. The general course of storm
areas is from west to east, the storm be
ing turned from this course more or
less by differences in the earth's sur
face and temperature. So that if a
storm appears in Oregon or British Co
lumbia, its course and rate of progress
eastward might be predicted. or some
years weather observations have been
made in Central Asia, German scientists
bei ng especially active in,this new field.
Study of these observations and com
parison of them with those for the
,JAn area^
of low barometer in Apia bore: a definite
sequence to an area of high-barometer
in this country and the reverse, was also
true. Working along these lines, it is
possible to make a prediction several
weeks in advance, instead of several
days, as at present. In other words,
we have tapped the cistern of interna
tional weather.
Senator a Follette's great speech was
unfortunately timed. N statesman can
talk against an earthquake and make
much impression on the news service.
Regulating' Chauffeurs.
The arraignment of twenty-t wo auto
mobile drivers in the police court, ye-'
terday, charged with fast driving, was
significant of an earnest intention on
he part of the police to protect life a$d
limb in this city from the furious ways
of some of our automobile owners. The'
action of the judge in continuing the
cases indicates also that what the court
desires is not fine money, but a com
pliance with the ordinance. The men
brought into court are all presumably
of high grade of intelligence. They
know what speed is and they know that
their duty is in case of doubt to give
he walking public the benefit of it
instead of taking the extreme limit
allowed them by law.
This early spring warning, if taken
in good part by tjae drivers, will tend
to toake matters more pleasant for
everybody thru the summer. i
Mark Twain, who was present and as
sisting at the. San Francisco earthquake
of 1868, reports that it was an unpleas
ant occasion when a number of the best
citizens, who were supposed to be totally
opposed to the Sunday saloon, were seen
rushing out of barrooms with billiard
cues in their hands. This shows the mys
terious power of earthquakes, a power
that enables them to throw a leading
citizen out of his bed, hurl him thru the
wall of a billiard room and cast him
forth thru the opposite wall, grasping a
billiard cue. But it is not a power pecu
liar to earthquakes. Cyolones have been
known to do very similar things in Min
It was nineteen years after the pas
sage o/ the interstate commerce law be
fore a conspicuous example was made by
fining a railroad company and its officials
for granting rebates. Why was this?
For the same reason in this city that
when you have a mayor who does not
enforce the law, it is not enforced. But
nineteen years is a long time and the
crop of anarchy has been sown. W may
reap it later on.
The Carnegie hero commission is said
to be embarrassed by a surplus, there be
ing a dearth of subjects to reward. Has
the commission considered the case of the
vice president, who listens to all the sen
ate debates, or to that urban gardener
who goes to the same church with the
neighbor who keeps hens? If there is-mrjr
dearth it is a dearth of apprehension on
the part of the commissioners.
Thirty years ago^ this week, James G.
Blaine made a long statement in fche^na
tional house concerning the charge, that
he had received $64,000 from the Union
Pacific railroad. He denied the charge
with much feeling. People who remember
this event are beginning to pose as his
torical oracles.
The Kansas City Star has it figured out
that tariff on the steel which it will take
to rebuild San Francisco will amount to
more than all the contributions made by
the public The steel trust has probably
given to San Francisco one-half of 1 per
cent of what it will get back.
The Atchison Globe man says he does
not like to have any child coaxed to give
him a kiss or speak a piece for him. But
does the Atchison Globe man assume to
know better what parents should do with
their children than they do themselves?
Away, slight editor.
Senator La Follette does not consider
those three days wasted even if the sen
ate did not listen. From Oconomowoc
and other fl^e-syllable towns in Wiscon
sin orders for Little Bob's speech hava
been coming in like demands for free
As we understand it, the Tribune fears
the. springing of Mr. S-job-lom's name
on the republican state convention would
create bitterness. The Tribune may be
right, but Mr. S. has tried to minimize
the danger by furnishing a key.
Former Governor Odell of New York
expresses his horror of political reform
ers, but thus far the reformers have been
unable to couch what they think of Odell
in language within the statute in such
cases made and provided*
Since the late* disturbance of the earth
at San Francisco travelers say they dis
cover a i peculiar tendency in Tacoma to
speak of It as Mount Rainier, while at
Seattle you now hear it called Mount
Several newspapers came to the front
with pictures of how San Francisco
looked during the quake. There must be
something like telepathic photography
now in use in the best-equipped offices.
An English ohemist, having discovered
that sawdust is" digestible, we may ex
pect to find "Slab-o-see," "Bark of
Pine" or "Yc-u-need-a toothpick"
among our table delicacies.
Next spring there is to be an exhibition
at Berne, Switzerland, at whlclv 1,800 va
rieties of sausages will be'displayed. $7hat
is this, a pure food show, or a^ bench
A confederate holiday in Alabama,
Georgia and Florida.
1607First settlers In Virginia ap
peared at Cape Henry.
1819First society of Odd Fellows
1861Woman's Central Relief as
sociation organized.
1865General Johnston surrendered
to General Sherman.
1898First United States troops
landed for Invasion of Cuba.
43 .,$j|
Building to Resist Earthquakes.
To the Editor of The Journal,
In connection with the .report printed
in The Journal, from the New York
Herald, in regard to Theodore. Starrett
of the Thompson-Starrett firm of con
tractors being "the designer of the new
Chronicle building in San Francisco," I
would like to say that the entire state
ment is erroneous, with the exception
that Tjheodore Starrett was a draftsman
In the employ of Burnham & Root of
Chicago, the archlteots of the new Chron
icle for Colonel Young, at the time the
building was designed.' John Meigs Ewen,
now head of the general contracting Arm
bf J. M Ewen & Co., was engineer for
the firm at the time the Chronicle build
ing was designed, and the steel work was
drawn, under his direction, but the
Scheme for resisting earthquakes adopted,
jand whjch is reported to have 'been very
successful, ipras that of John W. Root,
who designed the building.
As Mr. Root explained to the writer at
the time, it was simply to lay in the
brick work at every story, a band of flat
iron of about five inches by one-fourth of
an inch, in sections, clear around the
walls of the building, and bedded in ma
sonry work. This iron was fastened at
the ends so that it made one continuous
ring, and acted very much like what
builders call a hog chain or barrel hoop.
The idea was to keep the building from
breaking up laterally, and seems to have
been effectual.
Mr. Ewen is one of the most capable
building engineers in
The Czar's Promises.
To the Editor of The Journal.
Your editorial on Gorky's mission was a
surprise to me. A part of your article is
based on the argument that "the czar has
promised." What kind pf a parliament
do we expect to see in Russia, Mr. Edi
tor, when some of the elected delegates
to the douma are thrown into prison be
cause their ideas were not pleasing to the
czar? Is this one of the czar's reform
promises? o. Feinsteln.
Origin of "Blizzard."
To the Editor of The Journal.
On Jan. 28, 1851, Colonel John H. Stev
ens wrote from Point Douglass, Minn., to
Franklin Steele: "I gave the Rice party
a blizzard here, tho he has no friends in
this place."
This may interest those of your read
ers who noticed the account given in your
issue of April 13, of the origin of that
The letter quoted from may be seen In
the library of the Minnesota Historical
society. Colonel Stevens evidently used
the word as one familiar both to himself
and his correspondent. w. W. F.
All Right Is Right.
To the Editor of The Journal,
Will you kindly advise when, if at all, it
Is proper to spell the word "alright" with
one "1," oris it improper to combine the
words "all" and "right" into one word
as above. Stenographer.
The VeteransvJ
To the Edito* of T$ 'Journal?'
The genercniW egntt-Mm^ made by the,
veterans Qf the sbldlerft' 'fippAe 'for the re
lief of the'CB^iforirfa JSmterer^ls a beau
tiful manifestation .pf- human
Who Wants to^Be Defended?
To the Editor of tfhe Journal.
I desire to defend the American people
against the charges anr insinuations con
tained in the five or, six columns of
speech delivered by President Roosevelt
last Saturday. The speech aroused in my
own mind the same indignation which I
felt, when in the second McKftiley cam
paign, Mr. Roosevelt went about urging
the people not to be jealous of the rich.
Such talk was an insult to every self-re
specting and honorable American citizen.
The American people are not Jealous of
rich men, either good or bad, but the
honest and Intelligent among them are
filled with hatred and contempt for men
who are not willing to play fair in com
mercial Mfe, and for their sycophantic
apologists. In this latest speech of the
president there is nothing in the columns
of platitudes especially worth saying,
which The Journal did not say much
better in a fourth of a column of edi
torial comment The American people,
are patient and long-suffering and very
much disposed to accept reformers at
their own estimate, but It may not prove
a-bad guess that they Will some time get
tfred of reformers whose successful ef
forts are chiefly directed at the baser sort
of offenders, and whose loudly trumpeted
charges upon the rich and powerful plun
derers of the publicly uniformly mis
carry. A late writer speaks of "goo-goo
reformers," and it would seem that our
president would do well to take a tack
in his thinking and get out of that class.
Edward J. Brown.
Alger's Career.
To the Editor of The Journal.
Speaking of Senator Alger's career I
think B. Stedman's account is quite a
little off the mark. Let me tell him there
was no Eighth Michigan cavalry in the
valley "The Michigan brigade of cavalry
consisted of four regimentsFirst, Fifth,
Sixth and Seventh. Alger belonged to the
Fifth. I was a private of Company C,%
Sixth, and was in there up to Nov. 4,
1S64, when I was captured by a band of
Mosby's guerillas, four miles from Win
chester. That morning Alger lay at Cur
rantown at 8 o'clock in the morning with
a squad of 100 men, as I passed there He
was also In the Cedar Creek fight, and as
far as the deserting part goes, that's too
thin A commissioned officer don't have
to desert, for he can simply resign.
M J. Crothers.
Nebraska State Journal.
-Charles. A. Towne has abandoned the
position he occupied ii} 1896 on every im
portant question,'even that of "free and
unlimited'* and the sacred ratio of 6teen
2 wun. Heiias developed into an ultra
freetrader in' principle, a plutocrat in
practice and a hater of nearly everything
he once considered sacred'and sound. His
attack upon President Roosevelt in that
Kansas City speech was an example of
partlzan malevolence and spleen that
marks him a man who has been vastly
overestimated by the country at large,
but more accurately sized up by the peo
ple of the Minnesota congressional dis
trict who twice put the seal of their con
demnation upon his abuse of the con
fidence they once reposed in him.
Kansas City Star
Mr. Towne has accomplishedJ
THE miteEAPdih&lG^ i9o&5ggg^
country, and his
advice at this time was probably consid
ered, but John Root was in the habit of
designing his own work and the credit
is due him, tho in ^this construction, as
well as in the other steel buildings
erected in those early days- of steel frame,
his engineer, Mr. Ewen, as well as Theo
dore Starrett, Jim.Dunwiddie and others
in the engineering department of the firm,
were able assistants in the evolution of
the skeleton steel franie that made Chi
cago famous, New York great, and seems
to have left some salvage from the earth
quake in San Francisco.
Robert Craik McLean,
Editor Western Architect
and the gofecl th^t will flow froth it will
bless thousands outside the stricken dis
I ffeel proud of my cbmrades. They have
set an example that can be emulated but
not excelled. Ell Torrance.
Minneapolis, April 21.
only one
thing in his appearance at this time, and
this is to write, himself down as a1
Auditorium-Mrs. Carter In "Zaza."
The daring drama with which David
Belasco startled two nations a few years
ago, was repeated before Minneapolis au
diences yesterday afternoon and evening.
The revival of "Zaza" Is marked by no
changes, except in Mrs. Carter's treat
ment of the character. If she had pre
sented it in 1898 as she did yesterday, it
is not at all likely that she would have
scored a success. The whirlwind of her
passion has been subdued. She no longer
kicks her slippers off OK flings the clock
from the mantel, but attempts to express
her feelings in a more Intellectual way.
Less striking, but more artistic is the
newer interpretation. While it lacks in
sensation, it compels interest and elope
attention, and so achieves success. It is
a double success, when won thru such a
medium as "Zaza," and demonstrates the
woman's compelling power.
without political poise and as a person of
shocking taste.
Mrs. Carter has relieved Zaza of none
of her coarseness. The character stands
out unequaled in that respect. Living In
frank violation of human and divine laws,
she calls herself "decent" compared to a
past epoch which can only be imagined.
She sincerely wears the air of a tawdry
concert hall star. Tet good women hang
on her words and weep over her renun
ciation. The art of the play and the
player win sympathy for the woman who
is sinning, as against the wife who is
sinned against. Therein lies the inherent
immorality of Zaza, which London re
fused to tolerate. The entire first act,
which is a masterpiece of stage effect,
has for its purpose an explanation of
Zaza, and her Justification. The cheap
companions, the drunken aunt and the
false atmosphere of the concert hall
wings are a defense for her, and explain
her absolute unmorality. Her awakening
from that state to one almost sublime in
its ethical relation is so handled as to
carry one's sympathy, while the wife is
portrayed as an unpleasant, conventional
being, Zaza is surrounded by such a col
lection of cads, Jackals and feline women,
that stained as she is, she shines by com
parison with a luster almost pure. Even
she isithoroly repellant till the scene with
little Toto, which brings the only touch
of humanity and genuine moral tone, and
refreshes like a cooling draught. That
is spoiled by the scene with the child's
father which follows, and leaves the play
without a reason for being, from the
standpoint of true art. It is a triumph of
Mrs Carter's power to succeed in such a
bizarre and ill-tasting play. Her new in
terpretation shows artistic development,
also, since she economizes physical effort
and wins the same effect thru repression.
The newer Zaza is less spectacular, but
Just as strong.
The supporting company was entirely
adequate. Lizzie Conway as the aunt, is
a worthy successor to Marie Bates, un
necessary broad at times, but always ef
fective. Charles A. Stevenson was an
Ideal Dufrene, if the word can be applied
to that character, and Frank H. Wester
ton was a jaunty Cascart. Maria Davis
was entirely satisfying as the faithful
Nathalie, and little June Pelton won all
hearts by her appearance as Toto. The
many small parts were handled with the
fidelity Belasco always demands, and the
perfection of detail attained Is certainly
worth all the effort it costs.
C. B. C.
Foyer Chat.
"The Clansman," the powerful drama
written by Thomas Dixon, Jr., around
Incidents occurring In South Carolina fol
lowing the civil war, will be the offering
at the Metropolitan for the half week
opening tonight. Of action there is plenty
and with the workings of the Ku Klux
Klan as the principal motif, it can be seen
that the action Is of the most strenuous
type, altho not tending too much toward
the melodramatic The play Is also full
of heart interest, in which the divine
passion dominates the action of the play.
The characters are skilfuUy drawn and
many types new to the stage re prfw
Henrietta Crosman is bringing a spark
lingly bright comedy to this city in
"Mafyr Mary, Quite Contrary," which she
will present at the Metropolitan the first
half of next week. The play is one of
the brightest of the season, and is emi
nently suited to Miss Crosman, as it af
fords full scope for her delightful comedy
With "Young Mrs. WInthrop," the bril
liant little domestic drama, in rehearsal,
the Ralph Stuart company at the Lyceum
theater is turning its attention to a half
dozen high-class American comedies for
presentation in the next few weeks. Mr.
Stuart is determined to make the sum
mer season at the Lyceum the most no
table in the history of the house* and to
that end will present the very best plavs
by an efficient company.
A man who can "beat the band" In
more ways than one is Falardo, "the In
strumental man," at he Unique theater
this week. Thi^ individual imitates rail
road trains, orchestras, planing mills and
every known musical instrument Bailey,
the barrel jumper Haael Selkirk, the
charming vocalist, Beach and Beach. Ly
ster and Cooke, and other popular vaude
ville artists are in this week's bill.
During his strikingly original series of
life portraits of celebrated composers at
the Orpheum theater this week, Willy
Zimmerman, the Hungarian impersonator,
is directing a high-class concert by the
Orpheum orchestra as well as producing
In ing likenesses of well-known comnpsers
and directors. As Wagner, he conducts
the orchestra thru selections from "The
Flying Dutchman" and the pilgrim's
chorus from "Tannhauser." As Hans von
Bulow, the former director of the Metro
politan operahouse, the Boston Symphony
orchestra and the Thomas orchestra, he
directs thru the march from "Tann
hauser," and the finale of the Egmont se
lection from Beethoven. As Harry Lit
tolf, he conducts thru "Die Jagd Urns
Gluck," by von Suppe as Creatore it is
the march from Bizet's "Carmen" as
Oliver Metra it is Waldteufel's "Summer
Night" waltzes, as Sousa It is the "Wash
ington Post" march, and as Oscar Ham
merstein, Zimmerman conducts thru
Hammersteln's own march, "Parslfalla."
James F. Stevens, the barytone with
the Antoinette Le Bran grand opera trio,
which appears at the Orpheum next week,
is a Minneapolis singer, and a brother to
Hal Stevens of the Roosevelt club.
Ernest Hogan, the talented colored
comedian, appearing in the musical com
edy success. "Rufus Rastus," at the Bijou,
continues to play to big business. A spe
cial feature of the Friday evening per
formance will be a prize dancing contest
between members of the company and
some of the best-known local talent.
Prizes donated by some of the leading
firms of the city, will be presented to the
best dancers.
Lillian Mortimer, supported by a com
petent company of players, in "No Mother
to Guide Her," will be the attraction at
the Bijou next week. Miss Mortimer has
written this play in order to demonstrate
that she possesses a versatility of unusu
al character. Instead of playing an emo
tional role, which she has always done in
the past, she has elected to appear in a
character comedy part.
Officer* Explain Why More of the Com
pany's Money Was Not Placed on
Wisconsin LandsHow a Judge's
Policy Was Reinstated.
Milwaukee, April 26.Questions of
the loan policy or the Northwestern Mu
tual Life Insurance company occupied
the attention of the Wisconsin legisla
tive committee in its investigation to
day. P. R. Sanborn, second vice presi
dent, and George S. Markham, special
loan agent, were joint witnesses.
The committee, thru its questions, en
deavored to bring out information to
the effect that the company discrimin
ated in its loans on Wisconsin farm
lands. It developed that the company
does not necognize farmers' mutual fire
insurance policies.
Mr. Sanborn said the fact that the
company was limited to 50 per cent of
the land valuation in its loans pre
vented more Wisconsin agricultural
loans from being secured from the com
In the afternoon hearing yesterday a
letter from Clarence M. Smith, general
agent of the company in California,
urging the reinstatement of a policy
on the life of Justice William G. Lom
gan of the California supreme court,
which had been canceled for non-pay
ment of interest on a loan, was intro
In the letter Mr. Smith urged the
reinstatement on the ground that he
court had "rendered one or two de
cisions very decidedly in our favor, and
I do not think we can afford to be too
exacting in this case."
Vi ce President Skinner, who was be
ing questioned when the letter was
presented, said that the policy of Jus
tice Lorrigan was reinstated when he
Eaid his interest, and that the letter
ad nothing to do with the case.
Washington Star.
As an officeholder Mr. Smoot has not
been allowed to do much except listen to
arguments about his family affairs.
Chicago New3.
Dowie*s dupes have discovered by this
time'that it is hard to mix religious and
American Climber and His Wife
Survive Harrowing Moun
tain Adventure.
Journal Special tervioe,
Geneva, April 26.An American
named Kendrick and his wife, accom
panied by two guides, after an ascent
of Point d'Orny, a dangerous climb at
this time of year, had an exciting ex
perience. A they began to descend
they suddenly slid downward at an
alarming speed. They had started an
The guides, to whom the Kendricks
were attached by a rope, shouted to
them- to keep -their feet ad not'-"si*
down. Their -momfiMnm increased,
however, until they were going at ex
press-train speed. Kendricks says:
I thought every moment we would
be dashed to pieces, as I knew huge
precipices flank the mountain. I was
in front. Then came a guide, then my
wife, then another guide. Suddenly I
was brought up with a jerk which
shook the breath out of me. W had
stopped on a ledge, three yards from
the brink of a fathomless chasm, into
which the avalanche rolled with a roar.
I turned and saw my wife lying sense
less. The guide was rubbing her face
with snow.
'W owe our lives to the guide Ihi
praz, who had dexterously clasped a
projecting rock and clung to it, there
by bringing us up with a tremendous
jerk on the rope, which, fortunately,
did not break. When the avalanche
had passed and my wife had recov
ered we clambered down to safety. Old
Dupraz did not seem to be moved by
the adventure, but he was pleased when
my wi fe kissed him gratefully.''
Nashua, N H.. April 26.A ^double
wedding was celebrated at the home of
ftev. Joseph E Gross last evening, none
of i&e persons interested, Mabel
Blane* and Joseph Broulliard and Jose
phine Lacomb and Henry Malenfant,
having met until the day before. The
brides came here from Manchester early
in the afternoon and at the store of
Paul Gendron, a bicycle dealer, met the
future bridegrooms and were intro
Both the young men were known to
Mr. Gendron, altho neither had met
before. invited the whole party to
go for a spin in his automobile. After
that, the couples went to a dance, where
Joseph Broulliard proposed and was
blushingly accepted. Meanwhile, Jose
phine and Henry had reached the stage
of saying pleasant things to each other,
which soon led to a proposal and ac
ceptance. Malenfant then proposed an
immediate wedding and a double one.
Grand Central, the Town's Best Hos
telry, Is Ruined.
Special to The Journal.
Groton, S. D., April 26.The Grand
Central hotel burned last night. The
walls still stand, but are entirely ruined,
and all contents were destroyed. It was
the largest hotel in Groton.
Something New In Official Reforms
Conies Out of New Richmond.
Special to TM Journal.
New Richmond, Wis., April 26. 1 gCpaul,^ Minn
Mayor S* N Hawkins has begun cru
sade against profanity.
Anyone convicted of blaspheming on
the streets or in public places is liable
to a "fine of $100 or a jail -sentence or
thirty days.
Relieves Headache.
caused by 8ummcr~'heat. overwork, nervous disor
ders or impaired digestion. Relieves quickly.
Minnetonka Special Train.
For the accommodation of people
desiring,to visit Lake Minnetonka, the
Great Northern railway will run a spe
cial train Saturday, April 28, leaving
the Union depot, Minneapolis, at 2
p.m., and returning will leave Mound at
Minnesotans Involved in Alleged
Land Frauds Escape
Special to The Journal.
Sioux Falls, Apiil 26^Eight men
who were under indictment in the
United States court in connection with
land frauds can again breathe easy as
the result of the action of Judge Car
land today in sustaining remurrers to
several indictments.
The decision of Judge Carland was
in cases of Frank S. Schwalen, Hans
Jacobson, Abram D. Catlin, James Me*
han, Henry Groth, Pearley*vR. Stiles
and John A. Hilgendorf, all of Triumph,
Minn. The demurrer also applied to
the case of J. C, Dodge, a banker of
Triumph, who had npt yet been ar
The eight defendants were charged
in the indictments returned against
them with perjury, alleged to have
been committed in making their final
proofs on homesteads in the Chamber
lain district. They made final proof
before John D. Arnold, clerk of courts
of Stanley county, at Fort Pierre, in
the Pierre land district.
The point was raised by the attorneys
for eight that Arnold did not have au
thority to administer oaths in cases
where the land involved was in the
Chamberlain land district.
Judge Carland sustained this view,
thus making the indictments void and
clearing the defendants. Clerks of
courts under this decision, therefore,
when acting in land cases, have author
ity to administer oaths only where the
land involved is in the land district in"
which they reside and hold office.
Two Plead Not Guilty.
John McGuire and Howard A. Bin*
I ford pleaded not guiltv to an indict
ment charging them with engaging in:
a conspiracy to defraud the govern*
ment out of tracts of public land, \vk
western South Dakota.
McGuire and Binford were iotntlr
indicted with Thomas H. Avers, John
I. Newell and Carl Petan. Petan
pleaded guilty last Saturday and was __
sentenced to imprisonment for a period
of one year in the Hughes county jail
at Pierre and was fined $1,000.
The cases against McGuire, BinfortL
Ayers and Newell have been continue^
until the October term.
Special to The Journal.
Winnipeg, Man., April 26.Anthony _
Restivo of 213 East Thirteenth street,
St. Paul, Minn., obtained an unpleas
ant impression of Winnipeg police yes
terday afternoon, for when he slipped
from a Northern Pacific train he wal
arrested, and when he asked the mean*
ing for it, was not enlightened, but un
ceremoniously hustled to a police sta
tion. __
laughed-ai, hia identity doubted-and hi*
suitcases searched. When it was pror
posed to extend the search to his per
son, the outraged traveler told his cap
tors they had better draw the line
there, and they desisted.
Permission to use a telephone to com*
municate with his friends was denied
him. The inquisitors saw the futility
of trying to get from him information
of which he was not possessed and left
him go. gathered from question*,
put that there had been a theft on he
train and that the police, having sus
pected him, refused to accept ewdenc*
to the contrary.
Badger Democrats Will Hold State Coa*
ventlon Despite the Primary.
Milwaukee, April 26.After an all
night session the democratic state cen
tral committee voted to hold a state
convention some time in June and
adopt a state platform.
Before this action was taken a pro-
longed conference was held, which was
attended by democratic editors and
county chairmen from around the state.
Timothy E. Ryan, national committee
man, and several others opposed tba
plan for holding a convention, saying it
was contrary to the spirit and letter of
the primary law.
Flies for Food.
Not long ago a cargo of flies wa*
unloaded at the London docks, con
signed to a large nrm of grain mer
chants. These flies came from Brazil
and are used in the manufacture of
stock food. They are caught on the
River Amazon by "Brazilians who travel
up the river in" flat-bottomed boats and
who are provided with nets with which
they capture these insects by the mil
lions. ome time ago the Brazilian
government, fearing that the fish in tha
Amazon ri\er would b starved, for
bade the exportation of flies, hence the
price which had ben 12 cents per
pound, immediately went up to about
38 cents. The best nerve builder and
the purest food for the brain is golden
grain belt beer. Try it and see.
You can *t be too particular about the
qualitv of the whiskey that is kept on
your medicine shelf. If it is Pickwick
Rye, rest assure it is the best.
A Mount Clemens Springs.
The present season at Mount Clemenr^
Mineral Springs is the most successful
in the history of- this world-famous
health and pleasure resort. The phe
nomenal cures which are affected by
the mineral waters there seem almost
Mount Clemens is situated on the
Grand Trunk Railway system, twenty
one miles from Detroit. For particulars
as to through train service *nd Mourn
Clemens literature, apply to W.
Gilkeson, T. A. Grand Trunk Rail
way svstem, No. Ill Endicott Arcade,
Texas and Louisiana, and Return, $27.50,
Tickets on sale via th.e Minneapolis
& St. Louis railroad from Minneapolis
to Galveston, Houston, San_ Antonio
Beaumont and Port Arthur, Texas and
Lake Charles, La. Tickets on sale-first
and third Tuesdays of each month, lim
ited to thirty days. Liberal stopovei
privileges. Rates equally ow to pointf
in Arkansas, Oklahoma, Indian Territo
ry and New Mexico. For full partieff
lars call on J. G. RickeL City Tickel
Agent, 424 Nicollet avenue.
Why don't you try Carter's Little
Liv er Pills! They are a positive cur
for sick headache and all the ills pro
duced by disordered liver. Only om
dose.-.v' -$*-
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