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Samples Sent to a Government Assayer
in the Black Hills Show: that the
Precious Metal Is There in Goodly
QuantitiesDiscovery Is Twenty-six
Miles Northwest of Faribault.
Special to The Journal.
Faribault, Minn., July 28.Probably as rich
gold fields as any discovered In which pure gold
In the dust was found have been located in
Newmarket township, sections two and three,
and range 112, twenty-six miles northwest of
this city.
There seems to be no mistake or fake about
these deposits, and that they are extensive as to
area and depth, as samples have been sent to
Itapid City to the government assaying estab
lishment, and a thoro test made. The assay
of the poorest samples shows $1.05 a ton, after
being Angered by a score of hands, and nearly
half the dust sticking to the fingers.
The gold is pure dust in sand, and can be
shoveled up us easily as common sand, and the
hills and valleys are full of it on ground com
prising nearly 100 acres, some places as deep
as forty feet.
The writer has seen the assay certificate
signed by the assayer, L. Melllnger, and Charles
H. Fulton, president of the college of mines,
Rapid City, S. D. We have spent several days
prospecting there and have samples of the gold
washed and some unwashed.
There is much of it which will test ?4 to
the ton of gravel and sand.
The owner of the land upon which the gold
has been found is Sam Luckert. living one
mile northwest of Elcoe, Minn. The farm com
prises 2i0 acres and deposits are found all over
It in lesser richness. The land has been farmed
for forty years by Germans and Scandinavians,
and Luckert Is a recent purchaser and discov
ered the gold while digging postholes.
New Building at St. Peter Hospital
Will Be Started Soon.
ST. PETER, MIXN.As soon as materials
can be shipped to this city, J. B. Nelson & Co.
of Manbato, to whom was awarded the contract
to construct the new nurses' dormitory at the
St. Teter state hospital, will begin the erec
tlou of the building. They will have It under
rooof before winter and it should be ready for
use early next spring.
An appropriation of $40,000 becomes available
Aug. 1 for the erection and equipment of the
dormitory. The site selected for it is on a
knoll lust east of the south detached ward,
and when it is completed, It will consist of a
basement and two stories. In the basement
there will be a laundry, a trunkroom and three
large storage-rooms the first floor will have a
reception-room and twelve bedchambers and In
the upper story there will be a suite for the
use of the matron and twelve bedrooms for the
nurses. Bathrooms are located on both floors.
The plans for the building provide for twenty
four bedrooms, with accommodations for forty
eight nurses. This is not sufficient for tie
present needs of the institution, but the dor
mitory will be so constructed that wings may
be added, and eventually quarters will be pro
vided for all of the female employees.
A chase of eighteen months ended yesterday
when Sheriff E. H. Vine of Olmstead county
came to St. Peter and arrested George Barlow,
wanted at Rochester for grand larceny in the
second degree. Barlow's alleged crime was
committed in December, 1904. About eight
months ago the fugitive obtained employment
near Pettis, a small village east of S Peter,
and it was only recently that be was located
by the officers. He has a wife and three chil
dren living at Rochester.
William Clemtna, a veteran of the civil war
and a resident of this city for several years,
baa unaccountably disappeared. Clemens went
to Minneapolis about two weeks ago and no
word of him has been received since.
Thirty-fore Veterans Join New Organi
sation at suuwater.
STILLWATER. MINN.Paul Rhode camp.
No. 2, Society of the Army of the Philippines,
has been organized with thirty-five members.
Tonight It will give a festival and entertain
ment at the residence "of Harvey O. Downs on
Laurel street to awaken an Interest In tfce or
Mrs. Edward Finn arrived here this evening
from Everett, Wash., witb the body of her
only child. Leslie, who died there, aged 21 years.
The mother and son formerly lived at Farming
ton, Wis., and lately made their home
Everett, where the young man held a clerical
position. The body will be burled near the
grave of the father at Farmlngton.
All of the perishable goods in the William
Nasal store have been sold under attachment by
Sheriff Ostrom, who is packing and storing the
others until the courts can decide as to their
disposition in the absence of the former pro
prietor who took sudden leave of the city a
few weeks ago.
Unknown Patient Lands in the Roches
ter Asylum.
ROCHESTER, MINN.For seven weeks the
county and state authorities have endeavored
to learn something leading to the identity of
a patient in the state hospital, who wrote his
name as Basillus Lchtlnenand that is all that
Is known of him. Lchtlnen was first seen on
a country road ln the northern part of the
county, and the next day he was committed
to the state hospital. Not then, nor since, has
he given expression to any idea or emotion,
except that he once wrote his name under com
pulsion. He has forgotten himself and his
kin as completely as if he and they had never
existed. He is the most "unknown"- man in
existence. He has physical life only.
French Lake Fairly Stripped Gill
Net Fishermen.
FARIBAULT. MINN.The reason why no
large strings of pike have been caught in French
lake this season was discovered by two fisher
men, when they came upon a gill net that was
180 feet long and five feet deep and had an
inch and a half wesh. The net had not been
touched for at least a month, for over two bar
rels of pike was found in the net ln a decayed
condition. The net is supposed to belong to a
farmer living near French lake, who is in the
county Jail on a charge of burglary.
A telegram has been received by S. D. New
comb, stating that his brother. Edward M.
Newcomb, who formerly resided in Faribault'
was killed on the Great Northern in the wreck
at Diamond Lake. Wash.
Commercial Club Committee Goes After
Proposed New Seminary.
WTLLMAR. MINN.It Is possible that a
ladies' seminary will be established in this city
under the management of the Lutheran Free
churdh. At a convention at Battle Lake ln
JanelWillmar. was named With four other cities
as alsuitable location and Rev. Mr. Mfchaelson
of Willmar. with the assistance of the Com
mercial club, is making strenuous efforts to get
the school. The following committee has been
appointed by th,s Commercial club to take the
matter in hind: C. A. Birch.-chairman W. J.
Flaney, O. B. Berkness, P. C. Peterson and G.
O. '.'Sand. The only other school of this kind
in the northwest Is at Red Wing.
WASECA, MINN.Mrs. James Vaughn her
daughter, Katie aged 2p, and a little girl of
6 or 6 years of age, granddaughter of Mrs
Vaughn, while coming to town yesterday after'
noon, were struck by a Minneapolis & st LonU
gravel train on the San Galli crossing Katie
will have to have both legs removed, and it la
feared her injuries will cause death. Mrs
Vaughn was Injured, but the little girl escaoed
$100 REWARD, $100.
The readers of thla paper will*be pleased to
learn that there is at least one dreaded disease
that science has been able to cure in all its
stages, and that is Catarrh. Hall's Catarrh
Cure is the only positive cure now.* known to
the medical fraternity. Catarrh, being a con
tltutlonal disease, requires., a constitutional
treatment. Hall's Catarrh Cure 1B taken Inter
nally, acting directly upon the blood and mucous
surfaces of the system, thereby destroying the
foundation of the disease and giving the patient
strength by building up the constitution and
assisting nature in doing Its work! The pro
prietors have so much faith in its curative pow
ers that they offer One Hundred Dollars, for any
case that it fails to cure,.: Send for list ox
testimonials. Address
F. J. CHENEI & CO., Toledo, O.
Sold by Druggists, 7oc.
Take Hall's Family Pills for constipation.
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Immense Muslin Streamer Bearing the
Legend "The Doctor and Helen Have
Wed" Stretches Across the Business
StreetOther Little Pleasantries of
the Village Ways.
Special to The Journal.
Miller, S. D., July 28.The first evening of
the married life of Dr. Port McWhorter and
his bride, formerly Miss Helen Waters, was
one of intense noise.
At dusk after the wedding ceremony a large
company of boys gathered about the house with
every imaginable contrivance from which sound
could be extracted, besides sticks with which
they beat the sides of the house, and began a
serenade which was continued with brief re
cesses until nearly 1 o'clock.
Some of the serenaders were good musicians
and played "Baby Mine," "The Girl I Left
Behind Me," etc., with enthusiasm.
The besiegers then dispersed, but evidently
occupied the rest of the night in painting an
immense streamer on muslin which they strung
on a wire and stretched across the business
street of the town, bearing these words: "The
Doctor and Helen Have Wed." The streamer
still floats to the breeze.
The doctor and his bride are held in high
esteem here they naturally fail to understand
this kind of a joke.
Dobbeck, Late of Wisconsin, Killed in
the Black Hills.
RAPID CITY, S. D.Theodore Dobbeck, first
assistant foreman In the North-Western supply
yards, was instantly killed by falling from a
car. He was standing on the brake wheel of
the car as it slowed down for. a coupling, and
lost his balance and pitched headlong between
the cars. The car passed over his body and
one of the wheels over his left arm, almost
severing it. It was found that his neck was
broken by the fall. He was only 25, and had
recently come here from Abie-mans, Wis., where
his parents reside.
Petitioners Declared Freeholders Tho
Owners of Only a Few Feet of Land.
VERMILLION, S. D.The prolonged thirst
which some of the citizens of Wakonda have
been unable to quench, owing to injunction pro
ceedings to keep the town board from issuing
a license, Is soon to be appeased. Judge E. G.
Smith of Yankton holds that the signers to
the petition which asked for a vote on the
question of license are all freeholders, and that
since the proceedingosn were legal, andt thfe ma
jority have votendo favor of saloon's, the town
board cannoltt be hindered In Issuing a license.
ty denies a wri pro
hibition, but also deniesthae stayn ofboard,
pending anc appealr to the supreme court. At-
torneYy for the plaintiffs, has served
Wr oGeppert,
a i
on tow which
delay a license for a few more days.
The whole question hinged on whether or not
the petitioners were all legal freeholders. Some
of them owned only a few feet of land, deeded
to them in order that they could be eligible to
sign a petition which called for the signatures
of twenty-five freeholders.
BIBSETON S. D.Peter Llndberg, a farmer,
left home about a week ago and has not since
been heard from. His wife believes he will re
Morphine Fiend Used Fork and Jaggied
Glass in Effort to "Shuffle Off."
and 111 show you as clean a case of suicide
as you ever witnesssed."
Mrs. Mabel Robinson has brought an action
in the district court, praying for a divorce
from Frank Robinson, to whom she was mar
ried in Minneapolis in 1896. Mrs. Robinson
charges cruel and Inhuman treatment, and says
that her husband has on numerous occasions
threatened to klU her. Mrs. Robinson is a
comely white woman, and the man from whom
she wants a divorce is as black as the ace of
spades is generally supposed to be.
It took a district court jury seven hours
yesterday to agree upon a verdict in the case
Of Jacob Scherer, administrator of Francis
Bcherer, deoeased, against Schlaberg & Griffin.
The verdict was in favor of the plaintiff and
a judgment for $500 was awarded. The action
was brought to recover $6,000, the plaintiff
contending that the death of Francis Scherer,
aged 3 months, wap due to an error made by the
drug firm in delivering a prescription.
head of Goshen. Ind., has bought
a half Interest in the Evening Press of this
city from Mayor George H. Duls.
Two Men Hurt in a Soo Line Accident
Near Davis, N. D.
-Two men were hurt and five
cars ditched in the wreck of a Soo freight near
Davis at 7:80 o'clock last evening. The injured
men. Conductor William Hartwell and Brake
man R, R. Welchel. were brought to Mlnot. The
wreck was due. to a collision between the train
and cattle on the track. The01* jolt sent five carse,
including the caboosew, off the rails. Conductor
Hartwell wasd struck in the face by a piece
Injure in th
side. The brakeman. who was on top of the
caboose when it went off the track, escaped with
slight Injuries.
EGA2T s. D.Burglars broke into the store
of Hendriekson 4 Underwood last night, and
secured about $20 in cash besides a quantity of
goods. They have not been apprehended.
George R. Lannlng, editor or the Express, has
just completed and moved into his new office
which Is one of the best in the state.
SHARON. X. D.Nels Holman. son of Jens
Holman of Beaver Creek township, met death
by gas poisoning while drilling a well near
GRAFTON. N. D.Walsh county la so prosper
ous that the commissioners decided to reduce
the tax levy $23,000. a third less than it was
last year. The total levy this year is $45,000.
Webster City Man Says that She
Poisoned His Dog.
WEBSTER CITY, IOWA.County Attorney
J. M. Blake was astounded yesterday when a
man residing south of the city walked into his
office and asked that his mother be arrested
for poisoning his dog. The mother had threat
ened to kill the dog. and later, when the ani
mal died, he took it for granted she had poi
soned it. When the county attorney, in his
severe castlgatlon of the man, suggested that
proof was entirely lacking, the fellow stated
that be would have a chemist examine the stom
ach of the canine. The affair has created a
good deal of feeling.
Newell Was Seriously Injured in Stop
ping Runaway Team.
SIOUX Cn% IOWA.Ins saving the Uvea
of Mrs. Eric Peterson of Jackson, Neb., and
her two little boys,
PoMceman John Newell was
seriously Injured. ..The-woman and,children, were
in a farm wagon when the team, frightened by
cars, began to rtta.
As the children were screaming frightening
the horses into a mad pace, NeweU, leaped into
jthe street and seised vthe bridle of one of the
horses. He was knocked to the pavement, but
held on and was dragged a naif-block before the
horses were stopped. Two ribs were broken,,his
left knee dislocated and* the entire lower part
of his body badly bruised. ."...-J/".-.-.'^^^.
ELY, MINN.John Montezzl, an employee at
the Savoy mine, was killed by a cave-in, an im
mense body of ore falling on him, breaking his
arm and bock and causing Internal Injuries?""'
GfiASD PORKS, K. .William,.Afthmv a _A.. ._..
morphine fiend, was sent to the county the encampment, and Judge Church has just
jail tor twenty-five days on a vagrancy charge, been elected as the colleague of Dr. White of
maae two unsuccessful to commit sui- Sioux City, representing the grand lodge.
5 Teio a lattempts bis left WTlBt
The first attempt -wa made while
was with all the others Jail prisoners lArthue thr
corridor. He nsed a fork, and succeeded in
opening one of the small veins, from which the
blood flowed freely, but the jailer was sum
moned and Arthur was locked up ln a cell.
There he found a bottle of ink, and, breaking
the top of It off made a second attempt to
cut the veins with the jagged piece of glass.
He was again discovered before he had suc
ceeded ln his object, and both wounds dressed.
Jokingly the sheriff told him that if ha wa
so anxious to get away that would loan him
a revolver.
a enn,hMe
Arthu replied,s
Lee Olmstead, Who Tried to Bum His
Way Out of Jail by Setting Fire to
the Bedclothes, Was Rescued in an
Unconscious Condition and Died
Shortly After.
Special to The Journal.
Bridgewater, S. D., July 28.Lee Olmstead,
known as "Kalamazoo,'' a young man who has
had charge of a pool hall at this place, became
drunk and disorderly and was placed ln the city
At about 3:80 the next morning flames were
discovered issuing from the building, and it was
with the greatest difficulty that Night Watch
man George Miller rescued the prlslner, who was
unconscious from the heat and smoke. The vlc
time died shortly after being taken from the
Before he died he stated that he had only
himself to blame, admitting that' he had set
the Are by rolling the bedquilta into a. bundle and
placing them In a. corner of his cell with the
idea of burning a hole thru which' he might
escape. The body will be shipped to Kalamazoo,
Mich., the home of the victim's mother.
Steamboat Men Say He Will Be Only
Tradition of Upper Mississippi.
CLINTON, IOWA.Steamboat men say the
black roustabout will soon be a thing of the
past on the upper Mississippi. His disappear
ance means the removal of one of the most
distinguishing characteristics of the river traf
fic, once highly important, now inconsequential
so far as freight business is concerned.
Only three boats on the Mississippi running
north of St. Louis have black crews. These
are the St. Paul, the Sidney -and the Dubuque.
The decadence of the freight traffic is re
sponsible for the gradual disappearance of the
negro roustabout.
"York State Folks" is the name of a new
organization that is being effected ln Clinton
county. It is to be made up of the former
residents of the state of New York and their
Irene Harvey, a 17-year-old girl, attempted
to commit suicide today by swallowing the con
tents of a two-ounce bottle of chloroform.
Prompt measures of the police and physicians
were effective, and it is thought she will re
111 health and despondency are said to have
induced the girl to try to take her own life.
She left a note addressed to her mother ask
ing forgiveness and declaring that she did not
wish to live any longer.
Burglars attempted to enter five Clinton, resi
dences last night, succeeding only ln getting
into one, that of George Adams, on Second ave
nue. The plunder was small.
Iowa Odd Fellows Honor Hun in Battle
of the Ballots.
of Jefferson has just been the recipient of a
signal honor at the hands of bis brother Odd
Fellows in this state, being elected grand rep
resentative from the grand lodge of Iowa by
a handsome majority.
The vote will be counted some time next
week, some o'f the ballots having been defective
and ln consequence returned to the local organ
izations for correction. But the result is definite
ly known to be ln favor of Judge Church by
a majority of about three hundred over Will V.
Tufford, in a total vote of some 3,500.
For warden, L. W. White of Woodbine was
the successful candidate among a dozen.
The Iowa jurisdiction of the Odd Fellows is
represented in the sovereign grand lodge by
four members. Two of these represent the en
campment of "the Patriarchs Militant and two
the subordinate organization. The term is two
years ln length, and one Is elected each year.
W.. X.. English -and M.f Rnmey represent
State Superintendent Riggs Lectures to
Clay County Teachers.
SPEWCER, IOWA.The Clay county insti
tute, which opened this week, Is under the
supervision of County Superintendent Filmore,
assisted by Superintendents G. S. Dick of Red
Oaks, E. C. Clark of Peterson, C. J. Boylngton
of Spirit Lake, A. H. Avery and Miss Kath
erlne Reynolds of Spencer. About one hundred
and twenty-five are enrolled, only five of whom
are men. The institute will last about two
weeks. State Superintendent Riggs lectured
Tuesday evening the course will have* several
other lectures.
Four boys who passed thru here ln an auto
mobile were arrested. Their home is in Council
Bluffs, and they were on their way to some
lake in Minnesota. When they were coming
Into Sioux Rapids they met a farmer, whose
horse became frightened and ran away, injur
ing its driver. They pleaded guilty and were
fined $50 apiece and costs.
Evidence of Foul Play Unearthed at
Waterloo, Iowa.
WTBRLOO, IOWA^The skeleton of a chfld
of about 12 years was unearthed near the
Palmer-Hubbard creamery building by city work
men, who were excavating for a street fill on
the road to Westfleld. Chief Sweltzer took
charge of the bones and will investigate.
All indications point to the discovery of the
victim of a crime of long ago. The child's
body was buried in what* has until recently
been a very secluded spot, far from a roadway
and still farther from a cemetery.
Was Young Fellow in Des Moines Mur
dered for His Money?
DES MOINES, IOWA.George J. Wolberd,
son of George Wolberd of Cawker, Kan., a
millionaire ranchman, has disappeared from his
boarding house in this city, and the local
police, believing that the young man has been
murdered for his money, are making every ef
fort to locate the body. Wolberd untU recent
ly was a music student at the Highland Park
Musical conservatory. Since his graduation he
had remained ln the city, but a few days ago
he mysteriously disappeared. On that day he
had received a large sum of money from his
parents. Besides this, he always carried con
siderable money on his person and wore dia
monds and other jewelry to the value of about
Senator Is Back from Hills, Where
Prospects Look Good.
Clapp and George B. Lowry of this city re
turned today from a trip to the Black Hills,
where they have been Inspecting a gold mine
in which they are heavily interested. They
have Just Installed what Is known as a ry
crusher, and expect to be able to crush th%
ore at a cost of $1 to $1.60 a ton.
They report 180,000 tons or ore in sight, as
saying $4 to $5 a ton, and as they go deeper,
the ore becomes richer. The Black Hills ore is
largely of low grade, but there is an immense
amount of it. One mine is running at a profit
of $2 a ton ore, and the big Homestake mine,
from which Hearst obtains his millions, runs
largely on $3 ore.
Campaign for a New Charter Getting to
Be Something Fierce.
CROOKSTON, MINN.This city Is in the
throes of a hotly-waged charter fight and as
much interest is taken as could possibly be in
the issue of a presidential campaign. Open
air meetings are being held each evening and
the addresses of prominent members of the
charter commission- are listened to by large
The Commercial club has taken up the fight
and is directing the campaign with such energy
that the opponents of the measure are fighting
for wind. Besides the open-air meetings, noon
day and midnight meetings are being held in
the vicinity of factories and manufacturing
The campaign in behalf of the charter is be
ing waged along the lines of progressive devel
opment and citizens are asked to vote for a
document that will allow the city to meet
its obligations and continue public improve
ments to wrest supremacy from public service
corporations and permit the city to own and
operate its own light and water plants/-*"--
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Special to The Journal,
Hudson, Wis., July 28.-Mayor Francis Ma
guire of Hudson, the sturdy son of Old Erin
who has recently attracted the attention of
northwestern newspaper readers by his dramatic
light against the Hudson city council over the
question of supplying the municipality with
water and light, has been selected by the demo
cratic politicians of the eleventh congressional
district as the most available man for their
party to run for congress, and he announced
his candidacy today. His republican opponent
will doubtless by J. J, Jenkins, congressman
from this district, who is a candidate for the
republican nomination against Assemblyman O.
G. Kinney of Dunn cotinty.
Mayor Maguire is one of the most picturesque
figures in the politics of the northwest, and If
any man" can beat the veteran Jenkins, he will
do it. He has been elected mayor of Hudson
three times in spite of the fact that the city
is overwhelmingly republican.
Mayor Maguire was born at EnniBkann, Fer
mannagh county, Ireland, Feb. 1, 1855, and
came to America in 1873, locating at Dubuque,
Iowa, where he entered the railroad service.
In the spring of 1880 he came to Hudson, where
he has since lived as a farmer and a steamboat
man. He has a wife and several children.
Mayor Maguire is a man of ideas, and has
promulgated a platform favoring government lib
erality toward the old soldiers. He is strongly
In favor of establishing a county system of
rural free delivery in every county of the elev
enth district, and in congress would work hard
for a revision of the tariff downward. He
would support amendments to strengthen the
rate bill.
Mayor Maguire's special Interest, however, is
ln the Improvement of the channel of the St.
Croix river, which, he asserts, has been over
looked or neglected by Congressman Jenkins.
He would strive earnestly to have the govern
ment clean out the channel of the river all the
way to Taylor's Falls, working hand in hand
With Congressman StevenB in this endeavor. He
also believes that a lock ought to be put in at
Catfish bar near Hastings and Presoott.
Grain Commission of Wisconsin Reor
ganizes to Renew Fight.
SUPERIOR, WIS.The Wisconsin grain and
warehouse commission reorganised here late yes
terday afternoon. M. F. Swansten, the com
missioner representing North Dakota, was elec
ted chairman and Byron Kimball of Superior
was made secretary. The commission discussed
plans for carrying on Wisconsin inspection of
grain here af ain this year.
The commission will not give up the fight,
but will inspect as much as it can in view of
the unfavorable decision on the Wisconsin law
given by Judge Sanborn in the United States
court. The bankers of North Dakota have tak
en up the matter, and it is expected that more
support will be given by the grain growers and
business men of that state than ever before
The stumbling block is the fact that the raill
roads and elevator companies will not co-oper
The commission ia determined to/fight if nec
essary to continue, but to act peaceably if the
interests fighting the Inspection will come to
Their Outfits to Be Burned at Chippewa
Falls on Monday.
CHIPPEWA FALLS. -WISEvery gambling
place in the city was raided by Sheriff Lund w
tl 3*2
BERLIN, WIS.Mrs. Foster Williams of
Auroravllle, a small village near here, died of
burns received by the upsetting of a lamp.
Liquorseller of Menominee Sued for
$5,000 Damages.
MBNOMlNKEi MICH.Because he sold liquor
to a '.'posted man," James Chevalier, a saloon
keeper of this city, has been sued for $5,000
damages. Joseph Marcouiller, formerly a wealthy
business man, took to drink, which left him a
physical and financial wreck. We went to the
Keeley institute and recently came back ap
parently cured. However, it is asserted that
Chevalier sold him liquor and he Immediately
became insane, driving his family out of the
house and barricading the doors and being cap
tured only after a hard fight.
Word has been received from Jacksonport that
the 18 months' old son of Mr. and Mrs Fred
Coeks was drowned ln a washtub. The child
strayed awy from Its mother and, while playing
around the tub. fell In.
Special to The Journal,
Des Moines, Iowa, July 28.In the
presence of his two terror-stricken chil
dren, John G-reffp: yesterday afternoon
shot and killed nls wife and then sent
a bullet thru his# own brain. In both
cases death was instantaneous. Gregg
was a hackdriver and his wife had be
gun divorce proceedings. The tragedy
was the result of Mrs. Gregg's refusal
to live with the man.
Ripon, Wis., July 28.Word has been
received by the authorities of Ripon
college that the Carnegie fund for the
ensioning of aged college professors
been increased to $15,000,000, and
that the conditions of the fund have
been altered to allow of the pension
ing of widows of professors who would
be eligible to the privilege of the Car
negie fund. Ripon college was the first
college in the country to profit by* the
Carnegie pension fund.
Special to The Journal.
Milwaukee, July .28.The Milwaukee
school board will not tolerate the ex
ploiting of boodlers. The committee on
buildings of the board has given orders
to tear out all. tablets -which were placed
in or on schoolhouses bearing the
names of any. officials whe were indict
ed by the grand jury on charges of
graft or other misconduct. ?*$ S|fv
Naples, July 28.Aturo Vacca, treasurer of
the Naples branch, of the Bancs D'ltalia, has
disappeared after having defrauded a capital
ist, Oaetano Matire. of $100,000. An investiga
tion shows that he bad numerous other vic
tims, who have been defrauded of various sums
amounting altogether to bont 1200,000, .v
Seeks the Democratic Nomination
Against Jenkins, Republican Incum-
bentRevision of the Tariff Down
ward and Appropriations for the St,
Croix Features of His Platform.
notoriously''wiae open'
cit lia been vps
Since the days when the town was a lumbering
District Attorney Dayton E. Cook about two
months ago notified the gamblers to discontinue
business, and for a time there was a decided de
crease ^in open gambling, but recently the places
have been running with flagrant disregard of
the district attorney's order.
Several days ago a business man made com
plaint that he had lost large sums Of money
to the gamblers and the district attorney di
rected the sheriff to raid the places. The keep
ers were completely surprised by the sheriff
descent upon them.
A Principle of the Primary, He Says,
Is the Fullest and Freest Discussion
of Candidates and PrinciplesAs a
Citizen Ho Cannot Be Barred from
Speoial to The Journal.
Madison, Wis., July 28.Senator R. M. La
Follette has gone to Nebraska City, Neb.,
where he speaks on Sunday. On his return he
will plunge at once into the primary campaign,
and will devote the month of August to speech
making ln an effort to secure the nomination
of Speaker I. L. Lenroot of Superior, whose
candidacy he favors for governor. A whirl
wind campaign, such as he alone can make, is
expected fron now until the fateful 4th of
September, the first primary election day in
the history of Wisconsin. Replying to criti
cisms over his participation in the primary
campaign, the senator said:
"I see no reason under the primary election
law why I as a citizen cannot participate in a
campaign as well as anyone else. The intent
of the primary election law was to permit the
fullest and freest discussion of candidates and
principles. The election safeguards the wishes
and vote of every man. The people will be
entirely free in their expression.
"I am going Into this for what I consider
the good of the state of Wisconsin. We have
not been contending for any one piece of legis
lation, but for a general condition of affairs
toward which we are working, and while work
ing toward which there must be no halting or
retrogression. In making my choice of a candi
date I am- not moved by personal frlendsips
or obligations. These might indeed point ln
another direction, but I am actuated by a con
viction that it is for the best Interests of the
Contrasts Senate and House.
"In spite of the popular idea to the con
trary," said the senator when diverted fn an
other direction, "the senate of the United
States is more representative of the people than
Is the house. As the house of representatives
is now organized and run, there is absolutely
no. such a thing any more as a congressman
representing and voicing the views of the people
of his district, as was the case ln the earlier
part of our history.
"Thru the growth of the power of the speaker
and of committee practices, membera of the
house have lost their entity, their Individuality
they are but parts of a big machine. If it Is
not In the pleasure of the speaker or of the
committees, it is impossible to get any recogni
tion or discussion of a measure. Rills cannot
be amended and membera are often put in the
position of having to vote simply for or against
measures of which they know little or nothing,
and on which they oannot get Information, con
sideration or amendment.
"Often It oceurs that a member is ln sym
pathy with the general intent of a measure,
but absolutely at variance with some part of It
or with Its method of procedure. But unless
the powers of the house choose to be gracious,
he cannot get any consideration for it, and is
often put ln the unpleasant position of having
to vote for it or be misunderstood.
Praises the Former.
"In the senate there Is fuller, and freer dis
cussion and more play for individuality. One
result of this is seen in the railroad rate bill,
which was Immensely improved because of the
discussion of it in the senate. There are of
course things to be said of each house. A
marked change is beginning to come over the
senate. The members are coming to be more
ln touch with the people. They are wincing
under the fire of criticism and exposure to
which the upper house has been subjected.
They don't show it ln public, but I hear them
talk about It ln the corridors and cloak*
rooms. There is no longer that contempt and
aloofness toward public opinio onc
Top Notch Prices Obtained for New
Richmond's Output.
NEW RICHMOND. WIS.The completion of
the harvest of the local strawberry crop is at
hand. The yield has not been as large as
usual, scarcely up to the average, but top
notch prices have been secured for the entire
crop. The local berrymen always make It a
point to hold back their fruit as late as possi
ble, and as a consequence their berries are,
as a rule, the last in the twin city markets.
The fruit has the advantage of the summer
sun and is Invariably of the finest flavor, high
est degree of sweetness and pronounced by
epicures excellent in all respects.
Mayor S. N. Hawkins has made a deal with
the Omaha railroad whereby it buys from him
a tract of land X78 feet long and 90 feet
wide adjoining its downtown passenger sta
tion grounds. A low prjee waa made on the
land ^with the understanding that it la to be
improved in handsome style and made into a
miniature park. It is to be named Camilla
park, ln honor of Mayor Hawkins' daughter.
Miss Camilla, who was killed in the tornado
of June 12, 1899, at the same time Mayor
Hawkins' home was destroyed on the site of
the prospective park.
J. W. Booth Disappears from La Crosse
with a Married Woman.
LA OROSSB, WIS.J. Booth, who re
cently came here from Duluth, to take the ma
agement of the loqal office of the North Amer
ican JWegraph company, has suddenly disap
peared with a married woman named Hughea,
leaving his wife and a 3-months-old child In
this city. Mrs. Booth has gone to Lakeville.
Minn., where her father, John O'Leary. re
sides. JUSfft
i^i^ sis i**-
BU1H)1tn1 tom- JP*MH?,rin be.talned by tea n..m
undignifiee oenter- the
senate -to 'bend its e^e to -what It called popol:
clamor, but It Is so no longer. There Is a
feeling that perhaps the conditions that now
prevail may have come to stay, and they have
their eyes to the future more. With a growing
demand for popular elections of senators the
members are becoming more responsive to the
people, more representative of them and less of
the big moneyed interests."
Mueller, former Minnesota university
football star and for some time eoach of the
Wisconsin varsity team, is awaiting trial on the
charge of dynamiting fish in Rice lake. It is
alleged he exploded a quantity of dynamite
in the lake and was nabbed by the game war-
The mystery which has surrounded the loca
Mon of the grave of Dr. Frank Powell, "White
Beaver, former mayor of La Crosse and fa
mous scout, who recently died in Los Angeles
has been eolved. The urn containingm thee ashes
of the noted friendt off Buffalo Bill is buried
at the top ofn towering peak ln the Big Horn
WyomI a
a fe
*o th city
of Cody.
A pact was entered Into between Buffalo Bill
and Colonel Powell that they should rest side
by side on tte peak in the Big Horn nwuntaina!
Wflwhrn Cody dies his ashes wiU be burted
beside those of Ms eloaest friend and com
On Aug. 2 the La Crosse Board of Trade wffl
hold a mammoth picnic at Dresde"n park, ten
miles np the rivenP A barbecue win be the
t*rWOTmadTo' 0
attempts to drown herself in the Mississippi
river, and each time she was pulled from the
water by her son before she could get beyond
her depth. FinaUy the police took chargVof
her and after promising to alleviate her ten?
porary want, induced her to return home.
'_ CHIPPEWA FALLS, Wis7-Bev. Fattier
Parks is arranging the details for the golden
Jubilee of Notre Dame churoh, which will take
place in this city Aug. 19 to 21. Bsv 'jimi.
"j,?-?,/"! WeV a llctar*. A bmJt
WiU be held on Aug. 21. "wiue*
MANlTOWOp, WIS.Fred Billinm. an em
ployee of the traction company of thla city, has
been given $80,000 by Peter Kellar of Scrln*
field. 111. Billings' family cared for Kellar. and
the old man reciprocated by leaving his entire
estate to Billings.
Special to The Journal.
Oskaloosa, Iowa, July 28.Dick, the
6-year-old son of John Cockrell, while
handling a small rifle, pulled the triff-
er and instantly killed his 3-year-old
#rhe bullet went thru the
Boundless Resources of Texas,
and Especially the Region
About Austin, Its Beautiful
Capital, Appeal to Homeseekers.
How the City of Austin Has Quiet
ly and Unostentatiously Been
Forging Ahead Without Any
Semblance of a Boom.
Through the medium of newspapers and
magazines our attention 1B constantly be
ing- called to the rapid development of
the South, and especially the great South
west, but it is very hard for most of us
to cut entirely free from our earlier ac
customed Ideas of the various cities or
states and fully realize the meaning of
all the various changes which are taking
place, the new industries which are being
established, and the new regions which
are being settled and are taking their
places among the working forces of the
nation. Some of the results of this great
progress have already become plain ly
perceptible In the North by affecting our
markets or our industries, but this is
only the beginning, and the next decade
will probably see marvelous changes.
I is impossible, for instance, that such
a great state as Texas can develop Its
vast resources without its influence being
felt all through the United States. Within
its boundaries are to be found great min
eral wealth, an apparently limitless sup
ply of oil, vast timber regions, a soil of
such varied nature that grain, cotton,
fruits, and vegetables of all descriptions
can be raised with truly amazing suo
cess, and numberless acres of pasture
land especially adapted to the raising of
blooded cattle. With such natural re
sources at her command and her ener
getic, progressive citizens whose number
is being daily Increased by the tide of
immigration which is constantly, flowing
into the state, Texas must of necessity
become a mighty force ln the financial and
industrial progress of the nation, and
the k&y of her glory is not far distant.
Railroads are penetrating all portions of
the state, thus opening new territory for
settlement and .increasing the facilities
for marketing the produc e. Last year the
annual report of the railroad commission
to the governor listed seventy-four lines,
embracing 11,744 miles of track. Since
this year opened another thousand miles
of track has been either built or con
tracted for, and the remaining six months
will undoubtedly see further extensions,
so it will not be very long before this
great state will be covered with as clo se
a network of railroads as her older sis
ters in the North and Blast
Austin Worthy of Pride.
Austin, the capital of the state, is a oi ty
which any stat^ in the Union would be
proud to call its own. I has been grow
ing steadily, though perhaps with less
ostentation and bustle than many other
of the vigorous cities about it. I is ad
mirably located in the very southern part
of central Texas, where the country is
rich and fertile, and the city itself is
beautiful, with its magninoent capital and
fine public buildings, well made and well
cared for streets, and excellent street car
service. The residential sections are ex
ceedingly attractive. I the neighborhood
where the wealthy citizens make their
hemes' there are many luxurious estates,
"but -tb.o sa.larie man, -tKe TXISLTI of limited
Income, can also And an artistic, com
fortable home, suited to his means. Real
estate throughout the city has increased
rapidly value during the last few years,
and there is no reason why it should not
continue to do so during many years to
come, so that the homeseeker or the
investor need not fear that he is making
a mistake when he buys city lots in
I 1900 the city had a population of
22,258 by the time 1906 had become five
months old that number had increased
to 24,146, and the latest reports show that
the figures should be raised to 31,000.
Few cities not suffering from an artificial
boom could show a better record than
stately Austin quietly presents to the
world. Last year the assessed valuation
of the city reached the $10,000,000 mark,
an increase of about $970,000 in two
years. That is stronger proof of the value
of real estate in the city than any sta
tistics cull ed from local real estate agen
cies could possibly be, when one is look
ing for a chance to Invest money safely
in either residential or business property.
Even the land outside the city limits has
felt the general rise in value. Large
manufacturing plants of various kinds
have been established near the city and
that has naturally drawn great numbers
of the laboring classes Into those locali
ties, so land that a few years ago was
used for small farming or pasturage has
already more than doubled or tripled its
A Wealth of Material.
Building materials of the most substan
tial varieties lie clo se at hand, for Travis
and Burnet counties are rich in their de
posits of marble and granite. The latter
is to be found in gray, pink, and red, and
will readily take the highest polish. The
marble has been discovered in white, a
pale cream color, and a deeper yellow,
and all are of a very fine texture. For
the man who purchases land these lo
calities and works his quarries as some
of the best Eastern quarries are worked,
the future holds the riohest rewards.
Other regions of Travis county are valu
able for the large quantities of cement
to be found, ana this same county can
boast of limestone and of Immense like
kilns, with outputs of several hundreds
of barrels dally, and also of a large
amount of excellent guano, which is used
for fertilizing.
Counties of Great Crops.
The counties of central Texas, north
and northeast of Austin, are noted for
their fine soil arid splendid crops. The
soil Is rich black loam, a black waxy,
generally, on the upland prairies, and on
the timbered uplands it Is a gray or black
Bandy loam, which Is very easy to culti
vate. Along the rivers, especially the
Braaos bottoms, it is a rich red-brown
alluvial, which yields excellent crops.
Cotton Is tne principal product, and the
yield is most abundant, but corn, wheat,
and other grains are raised with remark
able suoeess. vegetables of all kinds are
grown, and peaches, pears, phims. and
grapes thrive wonderfully well. I Mttara
county are some very well known peach
orchards, and also large tracts of land
devoted to the growing of a fine variety
of cantaloupes. All through central
Texas the land is well timbered with
oak, ash, black Jack, ebony, pecan, cedar,
haekberry. and mescralte, so that there is
no scarcity of building material.
While northern and western Texas are
the centers for the great cattle raising
industries, yet central Texas has its
share, too, for the natural grasses of the
prairies and rolli ng uplands are rich,
nutritious food for cattle, and there are
many fine herds to be found In all of
the counties. The constantly Increasing
demand for gram and fodder in the cattle
raising districts of the north is develop
ing the resources of central Texas, fcr
the farmers, finding such a large market
for their produce, are yearty devoting
more lanof to corn. oats, wheat and
clover, and find that It yields them profit
able returns.
Truly a Land of Promise.
the investor and the homeseeker,
whether he is searching for a city home
or a farm, central Texas certainly seems
a land of promise, for here he can find
thriving dues, rich mineral regions, and
acres of the most desirable farming lan d.
can begin life anew, and what he
buys with savings he can be sure will
yield him rich -returns and become a
source *6f wealth for his childre n. The
unimproved land can be bought from $2
to $10 an acre, and the land which has
been improved ranges in price from $10
to $45 an acre, in accordance with the
amount of money already expendeoVupon
It and tta location.
ntt .~wS.iy,.r!
Screamed with Pam StrffWitg
Nearly Broke Parent's Hear t
Twelve Year* of MiseryDoctor
Called Case IncurableHelped
from First, and
"I wish to Worm yon tbst your
wonderful Catkura hae put a stop to
fcwebre yean at misery I passed with
my son. As an in
faat 1 noticed on
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and treated same
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years, but when
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hamunderfed care
of doctoas. Under
their treatment the riWanw spread to
four different parts of his boor. The
longer thedoctorstreatedhimtneworse
it grew. During the day would get
rough and form aot scales. At night it
would be aracked, inflamed, and badly
swollen, with terrible burning and itch
ing, when I think of his suffering, it
nearly breaks my heart. HiB screams
could be heard down stain. The suf
fering of myson mademeftnlof misery.
I had no anflaitten to Work, to eat, nor
could I sleep.
One doctor told me that my son't
ecaema was incurable and gave it up
for a bad. job. One evening I saw an
article in the paper about the wonderful
and decided
441 tel you that CuticuraeOintmentLtriaatigivto
Is worth its weight in gold and when I
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was a great improvement, and by the
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child was cured. He is now twelve
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N. Y., April 16,1905."
CoropMa External and IstsfMl "tWlmwit tat *wmf
Hamor, from Fimpfa* to BcnM^fm rfm to Aga,
ocwiftiBg of OvUoum Sow, 25c., OtxtmtaM
TBt,Me. (hi form Chocolate Coated PSU, 15a. par W
of nay be had of all dnrortoU. AfinfknteAaaana*.
Fetter Drag & ChB. CorpJSole Propt., Boatoa.
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Sealed proposal* for the following work
upon the site and building for the new cathe
dral of St. Paul, Summit, Selby and Dayton
av, St. Paul. Minn., will be recelred tmttt if
o'clock, noon, Saturday, Aug. 11, 1906, at the
office of the architect, E. L. MaBquerar, offte*
812 Dispatch building, St. Paul, Minn.
Work embraced: (1) Bough grading of th#
entire property (2) excaration and masonry
work for that portion of the walla and founda
tions known as Section 1. It is contemplated
to let the entire work embraced in one con*
Contractors desiring to submit proposals most
make application to the architect ln writing a
or before Saturday. July 28. 1906, at 12 o'clock,
noon. The Building Committee, by Thomas Fit*
Patrick, chairman.
The Wisconsin Central will
sell low T-stte excursion tick
ets all Eastern Cana
andtNewEngland pointsd andnai
return, good until Sept. 30.
Summer is especially the tima
a man should keep his clothing
spotless and perfectly pressed.
We dc this class of work in a
superior manner and insure
promptness and dispatch.
Call or addres.sTOWNS,L.F
230 Nicollet Ave,
Minn. 4
878 Robert Street
S Paul. Minn.,
If i ess the Highest possible flre test sad a*f
guaranteed to glTe perfect fabrication. -i
N. W. East 878 J. Twin Oity 171S5, 1
BdJsea sad Vleter
en Ea sy Payaieats
liu*teP.itsrapiCt. mJ& Ar
saa tor BeVses and victor Oatalec
tors Open aHenioss.
[a sure core for Ohroalo Uleem, Baa* Ween*
SoruTulous Ulcers, Varicose TOcauv.Merouiw
lalUleerjjrever 8ora,Oanrrene3lopd PoV
sontng, White Swelling.Poisone
all sores of long 8ta.ndlng.PoslttTlr aster
iuit "trusting location"put
lloity will sell goods a barn!

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