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Great Northern to Get Back in
Steamboat Business on
Then the M. & St. L. May Get In
with a Motor Oar
Lake Minnetonka people who were
prepared to see strong competition this
year between the transportation com
panies for the passenger traffic to and
from the lake, owing to the aggressive
advent of the street railway company,
have had only a foretaste, compared
with what is in store for the summer of
The Great Northern railway, in addi
tion to the service which will be fur
nished by new steam motor cars, is
planning to put on a line of swift boats
for service from the north shore to all
parts of the lake.
Meanwhile the trolley company
plans for extension of the electric serv
ice from Excelsior the present ter
minus, to Birch Bluff in the upper lake.
This incursion into its territory is not
to be accepted by the St. Louis road
quietly, and it is expected to hasten its
pending plans for a motor car service
similar to that in operation by the
Union Pacific and Chicago & Alton
Back in Boat Business.
Ee-entry of the Hill interests into the
steamboat business, after a vacation of
some twenty years, has seemed inevita
ble ever since the boats of the Lake
Minnetonka Transportation company
were absorbed by the street railway
company in an endeavor to control the
steamboat business. Altho it has been
stated authoritatively that Mr. Hill had
vowed never to go into the lake steamer
business again, the partial monopoly
of the steamers by the street railway
company has worked to the disadvan
tage of the Great Northern line in
throwing the travel from the city to
the trolley cars, which are met regu
larly by boats. It was soon discovered
that the Great Northern must subsidize
or build boats
t,o meet. it.s.
lake points,
at, allficials
The visit of Commodore'
Johnson, formerly of the L. M. T. line,
to the Great Northern offices in St. Paul
this week was therefore not unexpected,
and it is reported that the negotiations
mean a Great Northern fleet on Lake
Minnetonka as soon as the boats can
be built.
The Great Northern Service.
South shorev
as well as north shore
eople are pleased over the outlook for
service to the city, for, with ex
press boats from south shore points to
Great Northern stations on the north
shore, better time can be made to the
city by the Great Northern line than
by any other method offered, includ
ing the automobile. The Great North
ern has the shortest route from the lake
to Minneapolis, and having no stops
to make in the trip to the union sta
tion, can cover the ground much more
quickly than the trolley cars.
Trolley Line Extension.
Invasion of the upper lake by the
suburban line has been a foregone con
clusion ever since the rails were laid
to Exoelsior.
Early realization of the scheme has
seemed more certain since C. G. Good
rich, vice president of the street rail
way company, bought Shady Isle, two
weeks ago. This island lies opposite
Birch Bluff, the terminus of the new
upper lake line. It may be made avail
able for hotel and pleasure-resort pur
poses and can be made to serve a simi
lar purpose in the upper lake to that
of Big Island in the lower lake.
The street raiiway company now has
rigths on all of the streets of Excelsior
except the one which connects the pa
vilions with the public picnic grounds.
"Whether the company will seek,
permission from the county com
missioners to operate on a highway, or
whether it will be deemed more advis
able to buy a right of way outright is
still a debatable question.
Pleaded for Years.
South shore residents of Upper Lake
Minnetonka have pleaded for years for
better service. As a concession the
St. Louis road has put into service an
early train, starting from Zumbra
Heights. This has been considered only
half a loaf by the cottagers, and they
will hail with interest an announcement
that the electric line will be extended
even so far as Birch Bluff.
At the same time the St. Louis com
pany must necessarily make some deci
sive move to hold its business, as it did
this year by putting new equipment in
service to Tonka Bay and Excelsior.
The officials have been watching with
interest the experiments in motor cars,
which have been made recently by
other lines, and it is expected that the
company will do as the Great Northern
has done and decide upon motor car
service, which will enable the road to
give better service to south shore points
between Deephaven and Excelsior as
well as to the upper lake.
Journal Special Service.
Memphis, Tenn., July 25.The local
election commissioners plan to have
clergymen for officers at the county
election and TO open- the polls with
prayer as a means of securing a fair
Los Angeles. July 25."Win." J. Hndson,
enjeineer, shot and killed his wife in Pasadena
at the home of Dr. A. Hoag, Ycl*ere ,sne was em
ployed us a domestic, and committed suicide by
drinking carbolic acid.
FA&OO, N. D.The case oi the Huidekopers,
millionaire residents of Nex York and Pitts
burg, will be called for trial at"the present
teim of United States court.
Lawyer Hartridge Declares Thaw
Has Finally Rejected Lunacy
New York, July 25.Clifford W.
Hartridge of counsel for Harry K. Thaw
announced today that the question of
I insanity will not enter in Thaw's "de-
ense. Mr. Hartridge said the public
could take it from Harry that there
was no foundations for the reports pub
lished today that there would be a civil
commission to examine into the pris
oner's mental condition.
St. Louis Suburb Without Precious
FluidOver Three Thou-.,
sand Suffer.
St. Louis, July 25.The suburb of
Kirkwood, with a population of 3,500,
has been without water since- 6s
Saturday. Cisterns have been drained,'
wells have been exhausted and the
people'-made,vdesperate by the-_ situa
tion are signing petitions to city ofr
asking that measures be taken
Theejiwater main- suddenly went dry,
and officials of the Wcot St. Louis "Wa-
-ter & Light company make no explan
ation. It is stated the water company
desires to furnish water to Kirkwood
at. an advance over former terms.
There is only one laundry in the
suburb. Today with $300 worth of
work on hand and no water the Pro
prietor and bis wife, with, tears in their
eyes, asserted they would be ruined
unless water was received at once.
Reign of Graft Arouses Fear in
Stricken City-Belief Fund
a Poser.
Journal Special Service.
San Francisco, July 25.Tt is every
man's opportunity to "gouge" just
now and everybody seems ready to
take it. This rather pithy summing up
of the situation in the stricken city is
becoming a rule of action. "Gouge,"
on this side of the Sierras, is synony
mous with "graft"' or "grab," and
"gouging" is going on in many fields
of political* and commercial activity.
The landlords are still raising rents,
the unions are still raising wages, the
merchants are raising prices, the cost
of building materials is doublirffe. In
fact, every possible advantage is being
taken of the pressing need. There will
be need of splendid fortitude before the
winter rains come.
Then there is the growing fear of the
pauperization of the army of refugees.
The $5,000,000 relief fund is beginning
to appear as a handicap rather than a
A rumor that the millions of relief
money were to be-divided up pro rata
proved a great magnet. Families who
had been fairly comfortable in outlying
regions packed up and traveled back
to the tents in hope of getting a slice
of the fund.
Cleveland, July 25.Calmly thrust- 'it to take up its tracks in Fulton street
ing an injunction ordering him to cease and remove them to the east side of the
the work', into his pocket, Mayor Tom street.
L. Johnson today directed a force of Mayor Johnson, who is credited with
500 men who had been tearing up the being largely interested in the munici-
tracks of the Cleveland Electric Bail- pal Traction company, was personally
way company to continue the work. He
declares that he will continue in de
fiance of the court's order, tho it may
land him in jail.
Mayor Johnson said the action was
taken because the Cleveland electric
railway refused, or neglected, to com
ply with a council resolution requiring .was served.
Special to The Journal.
Fergus Falls, Minn., July 25George
Ahlberg, a Henning boy, was danger
ously injured by a leopard while at
tending the Campbell circus. He drew
too near the cage and the brute darted
his paw suddenly forward and draw
ing him close to the bars, fastened his
fangs in the boy's throat. The main?!
blood vessels we're not cut, but Ahlberg
lost much blood before a physician
could stop the flow His condition is
serious. V-
New York, July 25.Prompted by
jealous rage, Salvatore Deve, 25 years
old, fired four shots at Theresa Lodito
in West One Hundredth street today.
Miss Lodito escaped', uninjured but
three pedestrians were struck by flying
bullets, two of them being seriously
wounded. Deve was arrested.
Kirkliil. Ind.. July S5-Fire early today al
most entirely destroyed 4Jie .-business section ot
this town. Loss. $75,400.
on the ground, as was also Chief of
I'nilee Kohler and a large number of
officers. Within a short time more than
a quarter of a mile of track had been
torn up.
Quite a large amount of work re
mained to be done when the injunction
Filipino Fulajanes' Attack Re
pulsed by Soldiers and
Constabulary/ i
^Manila, July 25.A detachment of
the Twenty-fourth infantry, colored,
were .attacked yesterday by hundreds
'of Piilajanes while on a trail be
tween the towns of Tbloss and
Domami, island of Leyte. and a
desperate battle took place, re-^
suiting in the routing of the fanatieB
with 150 casualties. The only Ameri
can casualty was one sergeant of the
constabulary wounded.
Bidder for $5,800,000 Has No
Money, but Will Realize
Journal Special Service.
New York, July 25.-The identity of
Samuel Byerly. whose bid for $5,800,000
of the new United States Panama canal
bonds was accepted by Secretary Shaw,
has been revealed.
He proves to 1 a clerk in the ac
counting department of the American
Express company. He has little or no
money. But "it cost him? only a 2-eent
stamp to make the bid, however, and
he doesn't have topfty for the bonds
for several weeks. Meantime, he can
sell them at 104 and clear a profit of
$2,850, less the 2-cent stamp.
Byerly was enabled to take the little
"flier" in the realm of finance by a
little oversight on the part of Secreiary
Shaw, an oversight
every other shrewd broker iri:
Nc Yor
In 1896, Abraham White, aelerkvin a
broker's office, on his own hook bid for
a big block of bonds and made a profit
of $100 006. As a result of his bid a
rule was made by the treasury depart
ment that a eash payment must accom
pany all bids. This rule has obtained
until this last bond issue, when it either
was overlooked or suspended .by Sec
retary Shaw.
Electric Alarm and Other Pre
cautions Taken to Foil
1 Ghouls-
State Expects $3,000,000 Inheri
tance Tax from Financier's
Journal Speoial Serrice.
New York, July 25.Encased in a
hermetically sealed copper envelope,
placed within a solid mahogany coffin,
the body of Russell Sage* today was
placed in a chilled steel case, four
inches thick, riveted with steeL bolts,
locked with a lock which can never be
opened, and lowered into a grave. The
steel case weighs three tons.
Immediately after the steel box and
the contents were lowered into the
grave electrical connections were made
and strung, so that an immediate alarm
will be. given if any attempt is made
to tamper with the remains.
The burial was in Oakwood cemetery,
Troy, beside the grave of Mr. Sage's
first wife. The expenditure for this
protection, and for the coffin and ac
cessories wili be greater, so far as
known, than any sum expended in the
burial of any other private citizen in
the United States, and is in striking
contrast with* the rigid economy prac-
Coffin Cost $22,000.
The coffin aloneof solid mahogany,
with its copper inside ehvelope^-is the
most expensive ever- manufactured.
With its trimmings and mahogany han
dles, its cost approximates.$l,0p0.. .The
steel, case ana its patent uhpickable
lock,' cost $22,000: It- is called the
burglar-proof coffin, and it is asserted
thai even without tne added precau
tion of electrical protection or guards
it would be impossible, for the most ..ex-
port graverobber to get at the body%
Mrs. Sage has had a dread of a vio
lation of sepulchre ever since the steal
ing of the body of A. T. Stewart, and
readily consented to the safeguarding
of the grave of her husband.
The steel case is of such hardness
that it would take two expert safer
openers a full day to break the outer
shell, and then only by the employwent
of specially constructed tools. There
is no visible lock to fie.attacked.
Twenty CoBCeale^l Locks.
Once th .4iii-is close*- down a self
looking mechanism clamps it. inside at
twenty points, and pot the slightest
opening/, is left for the insertion of a
wedge.' *Phe corners are all rounded.
The will of the dead financier will bee
offered for probate on Thursday %hen,
if Mrs. Sage gives her.consent, its "eonr,
tents will be made public. That it will,
prove a "surprise" in the manner in
dicated yesterday is believed by many,
of Mr. Sage's closest friends.
The funeral services at Lawrence, L.
I., yesterday were of the most uriosten
tatums character, in accordance?'with
the^sh of Mrs. Sage. The counsel, the
family and consulting physicians and.
several relatives of the family assenv,
bled *a the house where Mr. Sage died,
and a farewell prayer was said by the
Rev. Lylaa Bv Calkins, former pastor
Continued on 2d Page, 0th Column.
The tramp escaping out of the east finds the United States bounded on the north by the wheat jj
I fields, on the west by railroad construction and on the south by the Panama canal work.
i ^^^fe,^ HISTORIC^
Journal Special Service.
contrast with the rigid economy prac Philadelphia, July 25.General Nel-
ticed during the long lifetime of
former commander-in- ofMiles, the Unite States army, last
night said that the opening of the
Panama canal would, in nis opinion, be
a step toward a war in the future.
"If war does come," he said, "it
will be a 'Struggle for supremacy be
tween the United States and the
powers of the world."
General Miles admitted that the
struggle he foresees will not come for
some time. But it is certain sooner or
later as the clash of commerce be
comes keener. An increased army and
navy would not avail much, he says.
South* American trade is the bone over
which the powers will contend and the
canal's' opening will force us into the
Robbers at Rockford Get Much
BootySuspects Caught
After Duel.
Rockford," HI., July 25.After a
{Chase extending thirty blocks and fol
lowed by a hand-to-hand fight on the
Btockfoqra college .grounds at daylight
today, Policemen Graham and Quinn ar
rested two men, who, it is alleged, had
robbed nearly every safe and vault
the big Brown building.
The prisoners were well dressed, gave
their names as Edward Williams and
George: Everett and .their residence as
Chicago.. Nearly $1,000 in bills and a
-large number. Of checks, drafts and
other valuable, papers were found on
the prisoners.
THE TRftMP'S GEOGRAPHY. 4^^^^%^'^^ \%?j
Fired At by Merchant Chanting
Hymn, Officer Shoots
Him Dead.
Cincinnati, Ohio, July 25.After
singing the hymn "Why Will Ye Die!"
H. C. Holmes, a merchant, of West
Union, engaged in a pistol duel with
Policeman J. L. Bossiter today and was
Holmes is believed to have become
suddenly insane. He fired several times
at the officer before he was shot, and
when Bossiter stooped over him in an
attempt to help the wounded man, he
shot again just before his death, the
powder burning the officer's face.
Holmes had left the hotel where he
was stopping early in the day, sing
ing and complaining of not feeling well.
The officer tried to quiet him and the
shooting followed.
Government Contractors Think
President's Order Illegal
and May Rebel.
Special to The Journal. .""-'W*'"."
Chicago, July 25.A WadSitrg^on Spe
cial to the Chicago Tribune, say* Presi
dent Eoosevelt's eight-hour order-may
precipitate ,a .big rike, seriously -af-
fecting the army and the navy.:.:''
Word has reached Washington that
some of the large plants of the country
doing government work will decline to
observe the eight-hour law as inter-
rete by instruction,
president's action is
illegal and their law advisers are con
fident the-courts will sustain this con*
tention. With the operators recalci
trant and engaged in a legal struggle
with the government, -it will be-for or
ganised labor to say what shall be the
next ntofve.
Bi Drug Firm's. Employee, Un
conscious in New York
New York, July 25.Walter K. Free
man, a chemist, who was arrested at
his summer home at Oscawana, N. Y.f
yesterday and locked up at police head
arters last night, chargeo, by Parke
avte--4 Co.:
of Detroit, Mich., dealers
in drugjf"and chemicals, with the lar
eeny of $2,500, was found in an un
conscious condition in his cell today
and was believed to be dying. He had
taken morphine, but the authorities
were unable to. ascertain whether ho
took the drug with suicidal intent.
Freeman attracted considerable at
tention in .scientificr circles a few years
ago by the claim that he had discov
ered the secret of making camphor by
a scientific process. It is alleged that
while carrying on experiments under
contract with 'Parke Davis Ss Co. at
his laboratory in Eutherford, N. J.,
he obtained a billhead of Baker & Co.
of. Newark,: N..
J.fc and turned in a bill
to Parke Davis & Co., purporting to
show that he had purchased from the
Newark firms $2,500 worth of plati
num. This bill is charged to Freeman
by the Michigan firm.
Special to The Journal.
Monticello, Minn., July 25.A cable-
am received today direct from EOme,
announces the death there of
Prank Mclntyre, who was last month
elected superintendent of schools of St.
Mr. Mclntvre and Miss Mary Crozier
were married "here on June 7, and were
on their honeymoon trip when the
bridegroom- was stricken with typhoid
fever. The parents of Mr. Mclntyre
reside here and his body will be
brought home for burial.
Mr. Mclntyre was a native of Min
nesota and was about 80 years of age.
He had just .finished a long and success
ful term as-superintendent of the Glen*
wood, Minn.,, schools. His wife had
taught many years in Minnesota and
for a lemg time was in the schools at
He was well known in all educational
circles of the state' and was a man of
high character and standing in his
CUBA* CHOPS FArurcups.
New Orleans, Sviiy 26.Cubans who have ar
rived here from Havana say their cane and to
bacco crop* wee Opmt complete failures this
Baa on Riot News Is Portent of Coming
Revolutionary Storm.
Workmen of Moscow Reported to
Have Decided on General
Strike July 28. f.gjj
Nine Thousand Factory Hands.
Walk Out at RigaWarsaw -J
Officer Murdered.
St. Petersburg, July 25.No word of
the military disorders is now permitted
to be published.
Discussing the financial situation, the
Bech today says the quotations of Rus
sian securities here and abroad are not
a true barometer. The paper says a
financial crash is impending as the gov
ernment is resorting to Count Witte's
old system by which millions are used
in Berlin ana Paris as well as in St.
Petersburg to bolster up Russian bonds.
This is the only indirect reference made
by the press to the parliamentary ap
peal to the country to cut off the gov
ernment's supplies by. refusing to pay,
Revolt in the Baltic
In the provinces the suppression of
newspapers and the arrest of agitators
continues unabated, to the present
time there is no evidence of the unex-
eeted general rising of the peasantry,
news travels slowly in the country.
The only sudden growth of disorders
among_the peasants thus far reported
is at Kostroma, 200 miles northeast of
A recrudescence of the re-wolution la
also reported in the Baltic provinces
near Dmitrovsk.
In Orel province the peasants on the
crown estates are reported to be in
Seep Troops in Cities. i.rte
The refusal of the authorities to send
troops to save the estate of Baron
Fredericks, aide de camp to the em
perbr, forty miles from the capital,
which was plundered by peasants yes
terday seems to indicate that until tho
danger is passed it is the intention of
the war office to keep the troops con
centrated in the cities and protect the
lines' of communication betwuen here
and Moscow and St. Petersburg and
the frontier, so that if serious troubles
in the army become apparent troops
can retire on St. Petersburg, where the
last stand will be made.
Appearanoes Deceptive.
The proposed general political strike*
which is backed by a mass of oratory.
still hangs *&te, encouraging the belief
on the part, of the bureaucracy that
the government's coup d'etat has been
successful. Appearances, however,, are
deceptive. The indecision of the pro
letariat organisations only proves that,
in spite of their boasts that they were
prepared for eventualities, they were
taken off their guard.
Even the boldest of the members ot
parliament, who united in the appeal
to the people not to pay taxes or fur
nish recruits to &e army, realize that
unless the parliament is supported by
an upheaval from below, the govern
ment can snap its fingers for the pre**
ent at their proclamations.
The leaders of the proletariat organ
izations understand fully that the bur-,
den now falls on them, but they also
appreciate that a certain numbness has
taken possession of the people. Tho r,
the popular passions have not cooled.
the' long nervous strain- has produced _'-
a sort of exhaustion which makes it
more difficult to Induce them to rush.
forward and embark on the privations
and sacrifice involved in a general
The Psychological Moment, -h
On the other hand, they recognise
that if the psychological moment is'
lost, with the machinery of repression
in full operation, It will be well-nigh,.-,
impossible to organize an uprising later,
and that they will be compelled to* V^
wait for another spontaneous upheavalf
like that of last fall. -,d
For these reasons the majority of the
proletariat leaders, backed by the group .j^
of toil and the majority of the consti
tutional democrats, are insisting that,^
the die must be east. The social demo-t'^
crats have already given their vote
favor of calling a general strike nots,j^iat,
later than Monday, but some of the'vf
workmen's unions, considering how*
limited are their resources, shrink from/
facing the ordeal of starvation and
bayonets. Expecting an immediate and
extensive movement among the peas
ants in the south, they urge delay until,
the tide of revolt sweeps northward.
The political leaders are feverishly
meeting and conferring in secret like
Prince Dolgproukoff's permanent par
liament committee held several sessions
today, but the greatest secrecy is ob
served to prevent the government from,
getting wind of the decisions.
Workmen of Moscow Said to Have De
clared War. yj%.
Moscow, July 25.It is reported, buti
not confirmed, that the workmen's coun-.
cil has decided in favor of a general
strike, to begin July 28.
The massing of troops in this city
continues. The railroad lines are
guarded and the whole city is under
semi martial law. In addition to the
regular' troops guarding Nicholas sta-f
tion, the terminus of the line connect
ing-Moscow and St. Petersburg, a ma
chine gnu detachment is on duty there.
Tens thousands of copies of the.
Viechey, a Black Hundred paper con
taining fhe most provocative articles
against the Jews and revolutionists, are
being distributed gratis in the streets.
An article describing how a meeting
of "Russian patriots" received the

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