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PRESIDENT WARNS
NEW YOR WORKERS
Says State Election Is More Iin
portant than Presidential
Contest.
HEARST SAYS WEALTH
MUST NOT DOMINATE
His Letter of Acceptance Discusses
Plutocracy and Special In
terests' Influence.
Special to The Journal.
New York, Oct. 13."This year's
state election in New York is more im-
{s
ortant than a presidential election"
the word President Roosevelt has
Bent here. The growing interest not
only of the national administration bttt
of public men generally in the New
York situation is one of the most note
worthy features of the sensational polit
ical battle upw^ raging. The eyes of
the whole country are upon New York.
Nevertheless the president fears apathy
among the people most directly con
cerned that may threaten the cause he
thinks ought to win.
In various ways the president is com
municating his views to the republican
leaders here and the leaders in turn
have set themselves to voicing solemn
^warnings against over-confidence. The
president has been studying the close
votes of many off years in state elec
tions as well as the big falling off in
the total iu those years as compared
with the presidential elections next
preceding. The general conditions pre
vailing in this regard form one source
of alarm for the republican party.
Estimates Are Far Apart.
The claims of the two parties ad
vanced in all good faith in a con
than i- customary i- such a campaign, i
with the. election only about three
weeks away.
It is impossible to believe, as the
republicans insist, that Hearst is to be
snowed under by a majority which will
equal that against Bryan in 1896.
There are plenty of evidences of revolt
on the democratic side, but, on the
other hand, there is every reason to
believe the republicans are underesti
mating Mr. Hearst's real strength and
there is actual danger in the situation
on that account.
going to' surprise everybody unless
something' happens to break up^ the
present alliance between the candidate
and Boss Murphy of Tammany hall.
Hearst will have a surprising vote in
Greater New York. Given the condi
tion of bad weather up state, with
snow storm, bad roads and overconfi
dence, the republicans might find it a
difficult job to muster votes enough
above the Bronx to overecsn^Hearsi te
lead in Greater New York
HEARST DISCUSSES WEALTH
I Mustn't Rule, He'Says/ in HisPor
mal Acceptance.
EJmira, N. Y., Oct. 13.WilliamBan-'
dolph Hearst today formally accepted
the democratic nomination for governor
of New York state in a letter*addressed
to W. J. Connors, chairman of the dem
ocratic state committee,, The letter says
in part:
I accept the nqminatipn of, the'dem
ocratic partyj bearing in mind the rec
ord of that great party^in the past and
knowing that the membership* of "the
fhe
arty is determined still to be ruled by
principles' of Jefferstfn and Jackson
and guided by democracy's ideal, the
greateste good for .greatest* number.
4
4 Tru democratthemust stand with
Jefferson and Jackson for the best in
terests of the whole citizenship rather
than foT the selfish interests of any
party, class or individual seeking' spe
cial privileges. The democratic con
vention at Buffalo did this thing in a
most conspicuous and effective manner.
Democrats, so-called, but seeking after
special privileges in reality, were driven
over into the republican party where
those of their'class flourish.
4 'The democrats of today must de
clare and they must mean that no mat
ter how great the wealth of individ
uals or cNoorations, that wealth must
not be an Irresponsible dominating
power in government.
44 I promise faithfully, if elected, to
do all that I can as a citizen of the
"United States in office to realize and
apply the great principles of the his
toric democratic party. And I pledge
myself to work with others to rid the
democratic party, and so far as pos
sible all branches of government, of
that plutocratic trust clement that seeks
to ruie both parties and to destroy the
democratic party utterrv."
On the receipt of William B. Hearst's
dispatch .last night,to ra $2,000 to the
Home for the Aged if the Advertiser
would prove its case that Chinese labor
was employed, on..Hearst's estates in
California, the Advertiser announced
that it accepted the challenge and would
submit the evidence in the. ease to the
chief judge of the court of appeals of
New York, to the cMef nudge of Cali
fornia and to ex-President Grover
Cleveland,
CALLS HEARST INSINCERE
Hughes Replies to Hi Opponent's
Keen Alliterative Charge.
Seneca Falls, N. Y., .Oct. 13.In
speeches torlav in- Yates and Seneca
counties, Charles, E. Hughes, the repub
lican candidate for governor, took up
and answered the assertion made by W.
E. Hearst at Corning last" night to the
effect that the net result of the life-in
surance investigation as conducted by
Mr. Hughes was the substitution in the
Equitable Life Assurance society of
"ruthless Eyan for harmless Hyde."
Mr. Hughes declared his opponent
was insincere in making such a state
ment and could not "fool the people."
He pointed out that" the Byan purchase
of the Hyde stock was made before an
investigation was even ordered and nat
urally before he had anything to do
with the subject.
Mr. Hughes repeated in his speeches
today his charges of insincerity against
Mr. Hearst. 'This has been the key
-note of all his, later utterances,':
WHECKEES BLOW UP BRIDGE.
"Pittsburg. Oct. 13.One hundred ponnd* of
aj-liamlto win .e\ilot!e Jjist nigbr on the Wi*
ln bridge being erected -ny +hf American
Bridge compAny n.ar Clnirton
The explosion wus supposedly engineered, fay
Btflkers. No lives were lont beenuse *he wrsek-"
ers bound the watchmen and carried them to a
,Tf distance'before tit w?k was bejjun.
BOATS O N HUDSON
COLLIDE IN FO
Two Lives Lost in Midnight Crash
of Hudson River Passen
ger Steamers.
Vessels Come Together in Head
on CollisionPassengers
Keep CooL
Albany, N. Y., Oct. 13,In what was
practically a head on collision on the
Hudson river at 1:30 this morning be
tween the steamers Adirondack or the
People's line and the Saratoga of the
Citizen's line, one man, an'oiler of the
Saratoga named Clarance Sherman, lost
his life, a member of the Adirondack
is missing, 500 passengers had a thrill
ing experience and both steamers were
damaged to the extent of thousands of
dollars, the Saratoga being practically
put out of commission. The missing
man is George L. Horton of Troy,
freight clerk on the Adirondack.
Collided in Fog.
The collision occurred near Tivoli,
about ninty-nine miles rojh' New "York,
one of the narrowest parts of the river,
while both boats were feeling their
way thru a dense fog: The Saratoga
bound soutfe from Troy with about 200
passengers on board and a heavy con
signment of freight crashed into the
Adirondack bound north from New
York. The collision tore away about
seventy-five feet of the lower deck on
the port side, forward of the wheel of
the Adirondack. The terrific impact
caused the Saratoga with one side of
her lower deck almost shattered to re
bound and she now lies at anchor a
few yards from where the collision took
place.
Passengers Aroused.*
Those of the passengers who were
not awakened by the shock were soon
roused from slumber by the cries of
fidential wav are vastly farther apart tho- crews on both boats. The passen
i
gteamer Onteora steamed alongside
the Adirondack and offered assistance.
Captain Wilson gave the passengers the
alternative of staying on board or of
being transferred to shore on the pro
pellor and about 150 of them chose the'
latter course. Later coming to Albany
by train.
Collision Unavoidable.
Officers of the Saratoga say the col
lision was unavailable. Their boat
had just passed an island south of Glas
co, when an immense fog rolled out of
Saugerties creek, obscuring the view
Mr. Hearst may not be elected, but I of everything on the river. The ap-
the present indications are that he is proaching Adirondack bad been seen,
byt was completely hidden when the
fogl iank intervened between the two
boats.
Without warning the Adirondack
lights suddenly loomed up and the
crash followed. The staterooms of the
port side.of the Saratoga were crushed
In. The boat swung away after the col
lision, the Saratoga listed and about a
dosceij occupants of the staterooms were
.ttoasvn'.intjo the almost ice cold -waters
or^e Hudson river.
liittle Excitement.
There was comparatively little ex
citement considering the seriousness of
the accident. The collision tore away
that part of the lower deck in which
were--located the rooms of First Mate
Dermitty and Frank Flanagan of New
York and George L. Horton of Troy.
All three were precipitated into the
river. Dermitty and Flanagan floated
around on pieces of freight until they
were picked up. Horton has not been
found.
After the .collision the Saratoga
drifted to shore and the Adirondack
proceeded on her way arriving here
safely. KANSAS ATTACKS
HARVESTER TR
State Sues Big Corporation fon
Alleged Violation of Anti
Trust Law.
Topeka, Kan., Oct. 13.In the dis
trict court of Shawnee county today
criminal proceedings were begun against
the International Harvester Company
of America on fifty counts, by the fil
ing of papers by Fred S. Jackson, as
sistant attorney general of Kansas. The
charge is made in each count that the
defendant has entered into an unlaw
ful combination with the International
Harvester company of New Jersey to
prevent competition and to establish
a monopoly in the trade in harvesting
and other agricultural implements in
Kansas. All of the counts are based
on the exclusive contract feature for
the contracts issued to agents by the
International Harvester company.
The suit is to recover penalties for
the violation of the law that are al
leged to have already occurred, and not
as an ouster from the state. A con
viction means a fine of from- $100 to
$1,000 on each count.
BRISTOI, IOWA TOWN,
SCOURGED BY FIBE
Marshalltown, Iowa, Oct. '13.A cigar stub
left in the operahouse at Brlstow, Iowa, started
a fire which destroyed the business section early
today. BUILDING LOGKODF 4
MENACES CHICAGO
Chicago, Oct. 13.A lockout of 50,000 building
trades employees is.threatened as the result of i
numerous sympathetic strikes on various build
lugs now being erected iu the downtowta dis
trict.
At a conference yesterday between union rep
resentatlves and several contractors no solution'
of the difficulties was reached and the contract
ors issued an ultimatum which was in effect.
"Return to work or stay away forever."
The strikes are said to have
beend
rivalry between the Steamfllt'ers-
BO O 11, DRUNK,
TERRIFIES SCHOO
Chicago Boy with Indian Club
Holds School at Bay Two
Hours,
Special to The Journal.
Chicago, Oct. 13.A husky 11-yenr-
old boy,, with an Indian club as his
only weapon, closed the McClellan
school at Thirty-fifth and Wallace
streets, for two hours yesterday, en
gaged in a fierce combat with the prin
cipal, and put teachers and pupils to
flight. The boy's name is 'Thomas'
Holmes, but his condition was such yes
terday that he was unable to reveal his
identity for several hours. The boy
was intoxicated with the drunkenness
of a madman.
Principal McCade was the chief
source, of the boyis anger. Rushing at
the pedagogy with, a war-whoop, he
lauded a vieious-blow on the profes
sor 's solar plexus. then locked
the principal in'the deserted school
room.
In the corridor Holmes armed himself
with an Indian club and retired to the
office of Mr. McCade, where he was
at home to all comers. Mr. McCade
was the first to come. His right hand
was badly damaged when he came in
violent contact with the Indian club,
and he went to the floor under a second
blow.
Hearing the noise, the teachers and
the janitor tried to take a hand, but
the maddened boy soon put them to
rout. Two police were then called, but
it was not until after the boy had se
verely bitten one of them and had been
clubbed into submission that he was
finally taken into custody.
MONTREA BANK
O THE RESCUE
It Saves Crippled Ontario Bank's
Creditors from Any Finan
cial Loss.
Journal Special 8ervica.
Toronto, Ont., Oct. 13.By negotia
tions completed here the Bank of Mon
treal, which has a capital of $14,400,-
000 and is the strongest bank in Gan
ada, takes over the Ontario bank, with
headquarters in this city and its twen
ty branches thruout the country.' This
move prevents the Ontario bank, which
has a dominion government charter, an
authorized capital account of $1,500,000
and a deposit of $70,000 with the gov
ernment to secure.its note circulation,
from going, to the wall, much of its as
sets not being immediately realizable.
The Ontario bank's condition is alleged
to be due to. tie heavy unauthorized
speculations oJt its general "manager,
Charles MeGill,-jf&pewr York stocks.
The deposits with the bank totalled
nearly $11,000^000. The Bank of Mon
treal assumes all liabilities and deposi
tors will not lose a single cent. After
realizing-: upon the assets the Bank of
Montreal will distribute any surplus
among the shareholders and give them
in addition $150,000 for the will
of the business.
McGill isu under surveillance.
^4^
fied.'
*K*^^
caused by
an Plumbers'
unions, as. to which trade shall Install pneumatic
tubes.
JTTRY OCT FOUR DAYS.
Montreal. Oct. 13.Philippe Hamel, former
secretary npd treasurer of Svsten Division No. 7
of the Order cf Railroad Telegraphers, was yes
terdav found guilty in the court of bench of
embezzling $8,000 of the funds of the Order.
The trial lasted ten days and the Jury was out
four da^s.
5* .DAVIDSON'S FIRST DATE.
MacHscn, Wis.. Oct. 13.It was announced to
day that Governor Davidson would formally
onen the camnalgn'it Watertown next Tuesday.
s.lr 8- &
s*M:
Montreagood branch
th
hea 7
rn
of the Ontaria bank developed today as
a result of the publication yesterday of
the fact that the bank was alleged to
be in difficulties. E. N. King, local
manager, said when asked for a state
ment on the situation: "We opened
this morning as usual. I have no in
structions from Toronto other than to
continue business as usual, and we shall
pay our depositors whatever they de
mand until they are perfectly satis-
BOTH SIBES LACK
'SINEWS THIS YEAR
i:.
Congressional Campaign Being
Conducted oh a Jard Pan
'-".Basis.
Corporations Don't Dare Give,
and Party Managers Wouldn't
Accept, ^yway.
.Bjyr'W/'V'^Jermane.
Washington^ Oc^.-13.rRepresenta-
tive Tawney of Mfojii^o.ta, vice chair
man of the ?fepubpean congressional
committee, haxg a. pq: deal' to tell the
newspaper me^ in^v^ashington a few
days ago, ab6u%thepoverty with which
the committee#? sfettggling in its con
duct of the present ,c^mpaign.
"If"we On%yha^ the money," was
his favorite refrain,' .and with it he
would close: n^^ly^ every one of his
statements: dis^ulsiifig the outlook in the
several se^tiotfgrOftfre country "if we
only had the nioiiey WB^ 6ould do won
der's. But we/haven^t It, and there is
no way of getting ^rt^^ThiS "Idea of a
dollar' subscription Ty
th.esounds
member
.individual
:ith \paxt'y good
enough7,sbuofit^oesn^t.Wbrk'out tual practice, ^v ^^j
in ac-
The DoUws^^^^'dome InV
We are hard upV and much import
ant work in C?pse districts will either
have to be neglecteiii entirely, or turned
over to the lo"6jsl 4o3nmjL1itees.'.'.
This is the story -which the demo
crats are telling, also "Representative
Livingston of'. Georgia, one of the
wheelhorse of th^: democratic con
gressional committer spends a good
deal of time in Washington.
"We had afairlygood supply
oft
funds two y^arsag&,^n''e's
ays "tha
is, for our party,, and.He. did a lot of
good with it. But this year we are so
thoroughly embarrassed that there is
hardly any use in trying to make a
systematic campaign on the national
scale. We are aware that the repub
licans are also. hard' up, for the first
time in recent years, and we are more
than-half glad to have them for com
pany. They will know all about pov
erty after this year, and will know
what we have, been up- against1
-sinc
1896. ..^J^^-'^'C^
Corporation factor Eliminated.
RepfcesentativOoSh'ejninan, chairman of
the republican committee, tells 'his
Washington' friends,'that the campaign
is to be broughtvto a", dose, witnput any
improvement in,,^the financial outlook.
He has tried to: secure funds, in every
quarter that seemed Vpromising, but
without success.^: Men' who'in. formeir
years gave liberally "6f: th'e corporation
money which theV controlled "are .rather
"shy when it cpmls to^paying out their
own individual cash.'
They .^oul .giv
the corporation' funds this
if they thought it1
watfsiaigain:
fa^e, and ifyear, the
cbniimittee: ^pinldiJaM|BBiwfe^-JDW'' tJEe-y
will not givtt^a^pPlr^p^their pef
ftonal accon3atfr^,T^P,sgunie' tifat the
repttblicaasjf re^^'tfNa^ie'oiJ th)s" "asext
house of i^represepltatitresV ana they'
know -thrift', the senate .willreniai re
publican: The tariff is not 'an issue,
and revision, if it is to'come at all,
promises" to be postponed for several
yjears. In the meantime they ae, sit
ting quietly, back in their offices and
telling the republican congressional
managers thai there is nothing doing in
the way of campaign contributions^.,
^rlt is said that the republican com
mittee will-not get enough'money to
gether to-- pay the expenses of OpierJtt
Sig its spacious headauarters on the
thirteenth, floor of the St. James ^build
ing, Broadway and. Twenty-eighth
sheets, New York. They will end their
wOrk with a comfortable deficit, which
will have to "be met by passing'the hat
after election is over. Several rich men
-Continued on 2d Page, 5th Column.
*3^ ^^-^W^W%\ AJ^TINU H1OTJ5LF HIS BOOTSTRAPS?
Defective Page
MRS. HET TY GREEN,
Who May Be Prosecuted In Chicago for
Neglect of Property.
FILTHY PLAGE IS
^RITTMREEN'S
Chicago to Prosecute Richest
Woman for Keeping Notori
ous Tenement.
Special to The Journal.
Chicago, 111., Oct. 13.Hetty Green,
the richest' woman in. the world and
alleged owner of the. "House of
Blazes," called.by the city authorities
the dirtiest hole in Chicago,'' will
probably extradited from New York to
face prosecution for her maintenance
of the place.
This is the statement of Health Com
missioner Whalen, who has been investi
gating conditions in the notorious tene
ment.
Mr. Whalen said that the depart
ment would make no effort to tear the
building down because it. was a well
built brick building too good to destroy.
House I a Disgrace.
Tne "House of Blazes" is a three
story structure at the 'corner of Forty
seventh and Butler streets, which pro
vides' shelter for more- than thirty fam
ilies. I is denounced by the police of
the: stockyards station as a disgrace
to civilization, a shelter for crime and
a breeder of disease. There are a host
of criminals who seek refuge in the
house when they.'are out of the peni
tentiary. The police also assert that
crimes have Tpeen committed ..in
house. -':l
11
dav..c
."'..'".the
On the loyt&t floor of the building two
clubs hold day' and night sessions. They
are '-Th
GopzetoWcni
and
Social,
Th ^oilM^Jseed $4^^These A clubs?
according}W tnej pciice.^awbpr inpst Of
the criminals y^o, operate, in the South
Side. Among tthe, remainder of the"
families are. three''couples, the wife of
each case being* a: white woman .and
the husband a negro. Health Commis
sioner Whalen""-"f today issued eviction
writs'.to the three,families of- squatters
in the
building.'
Neighbors Suffer."
":^Not
only the squatters' suffer from
the condition of the building, but the
tenants of the adjoining building, a
pa,xt of the ''House of Blazes'" suffer
keenly because! ,the. neglect, with
which the richest woman in the world
treats her property.,
Eive children, have died in the house
in the last sixteen months, as a result
of the unsanitary conditions.
PUBLIC OWNERSHIP
COSTL BUT GOO
Mayor Dunne of Chicago Says
Service Would Justify In
creased Expense.
iR#
They^are' t.o vacate to-
't' 'f$ a
Bid NEW INDUSTRY
FO MINNEAPOLIS
Special to The Journal.
Chicago, Oct. 13.Mayor Edward
Dunne made a'remarkable speech last
evening to the Young Men's club of the
Fourth Presbyterian church. He ac
knowledged that public ownership of
public utilities might be a money-losing
venture for the public, but said it was
justified, nevertheless.
The mayor's text was municipal own
ership. His admissions that it might
not be a good thing financially for the
city came after his set speech was over.
"Does anybody wish to ask me any
questions?" he asked.
I would like to set you
righreplied
Journal Special Service,
Eock Island, HI., Oct. 18.Presence
of mind in clutching and holding- to
the smokestack, of an engine saved
Morris Herbrandt of Edington, ill.,
from being ground to pieces under the
wheels of the train at Milan, 111. As it
wasj he. escaped with a bad 'shaking
up and some cuts and bruises.
Mr. Herbrandt was driving a team
hitched to. a farm wagon. He did not
see the' train and the horses were on
the tracks before the driver noticed his
danger.
The-wagon was struck squarely and
dumped to. one side of the track. .Her
brandt was thrown twenty feet in: the
air and turned over and over. He fell
on top of. the boiler and managed
embratce the smokestack and
ANOTHER AUTO IS
CHASING THE CZA
Second Mysterious Machine Be
longing to Terrorists Worries
Russian Police.
St. Petersburg, Oct. 13.The police
are searching for a second mysterious
automobile. supposed to belong to. ter
rorists, which appeared in St. Peters
burg recently.
Teh.minister of the imperial court
has issued an order forbidding officials
and employees of the court to rent
rooms to or otherwise shelter any per
sons without the special permission of
the minister. The order is. due to the
arrests of Klepnikoff and other terror
ists at Peterhof Sept. 28, and the dis
covery that many of the participants
in the conspiracy were living unsus
pected in the immedate vicinity of the
palace.
r,v Engquist's Case Up.
Huge Electric Fertilizer Plant oh the
Missppi. a
on a
statement you have made,'
President 8. A. D. Wheeler of the Chi
cago Telephone company.
MJr, Wheeler then corrected the may
or's assertions as to municipal tele
phones in Glasgow, and added:
"In Switzerland and some other
countries you have named the govern
ments are running the telephones at a
loss."
So is this .country running the post
office department at a loss," replied
the mayor, '/but it is running it to the
great satisfaction of the people."
The mayor then laid down six things
which he. said would result if the city
owned and operated its streetcar lines:
The efficiency of the service w&ould
be improved.
The charge to the public would fee
lessened.
The wages of the employees would
be' higher.
The hours of the employees wouM
be lessened.
There would be no more strikes by
employees.
There would be no more graft in the
City council.
STfiMBT TRAIN
Farmer Hurled Into Air Keeps
fiis Head and Saves His ^S|
,^jt)$-,i*a
The commission which is IhveMigat
ingthe conduct of the,Russian officers,
who "took part in the battle of the Sea
of Japan has taken up the case of Bear
Admiral Engquist, commander of the
light cruiser squadron, who escaped to
Manila. Engquist will heard on
Tuesday in justification of the with
drawal of his ships during the battle.
EXPLOSION INJURES 20
Sraws
Converter*of Illinois Steel Co. Blows Up
with .Serious Results.
Chicago, Oct. 13.By an explosion'of a
converter in the plant of the'Illinois-Bteel
company at South Chicago today about
wehty workmen were badly
burned,'fluidt
two of. them so seriously that It'is be
lieved that "they will die. The accident
is-thought to 'have been caused by the
presence of some foreign matter, in the
converter^ &,'._
:j rJ
4or
iold oto
until the train was brought to a stand
still.
fn.
Jft
SWEDES TAKE ACTION
Prepare BiU- to. Counteract American
*,v- -Duties. "$'J~
Stockholm,,. Sweden, Oct. 13.^-With:
the view, of, partially, counteractiivg the
high: American custom duties the Swed
ish Export association is preparing- a
bill to be introduced in parliament pro
viding for-A- reduction of 25 to' ?0 per ,-._
jBattiCfd ^B'fche''Swedish state railroad*
vl
PilUbury-Washburn Co. Will
Establish Power Plant
and Factory.
Product from Limestone Bate]
to Furnish Nitrogen-for
Worn-Out Lands.
-J
The Pillsbury-Washburn interest! a
to establish a new industry in Minne*
apolis. For months they have been
working on electrical power develop
ment on the lower end of Hennepin
island, but the purpose of the develop']
ment has been kept secret. The power I
is to be used for the operation of a
mineral fertilizer plant operating Utt-j
der a new process neveT before tried
in the United States. The base of the i
fertilizer will be pluverized limestone.!
An electrical treatment is applied!
which works a change in the lime and]
at the same time extracts nitrogen
from the air and combines it with X1K|
limestone as a vehicle. The product
said to make a powerful, and valuable
land plaster. The process is in use in
Germany and was there investigated
and later brought to this country by}
William de la Barre, chief engineer ox
the Pillsbury-Washburn company and
treasurer of the St. Anthony Falls
Water Power company which ii dp?
veloping the plant.
The First Move. _"y^i^f
A little less than a year ago the an*
nouncement was made by the Pillsbtiry*
Washburn interests that the Hennepin,
island property, near tfie east -bank of
the river just above the stone! areM
bridge, would be improved. I was an*
nounced that from 6,000 to 9,000 horsed!
"power electrical energy would be s&**
cured and the current used for manu
facturing purposes. The canal intaktf
is in the east channel of the Missisarnr
pi-river adjoining the millsite of tng,
Minneapolis General Electric company*
The powerhouse is near the old East
Side city pumping station. The.wor^
is now well under way.
Many things combine to make Min
neapohs an ideal -location for the. feigi
tilizer project. There are ample lime?
stone deposits under the city that can.
be cheaply quarried. Tfie character of?
the: power development is particularlyi
adapted to the purpose. I is probable1
I
that at certain stages of the river ay!
greater pother than is anticipated' could 1
be developed, but at low stages it may I
even b#":neeefsarv^ to close the plan^l
to niai^ttp sufneient head for the 4
ffpurniills'and other waterpower users^
articularly the Pillsbury A mill whielp"
its. water from the same pondsf
T^he ^atur^Qi the fertilizer busines^
will allow shutdowns when necessary
Without great- 1OBS or inconvenience. I
is expected, however, that the operation
of the upper reservoir fysteni -for the
benefit of navigation will work "to the
advantage of waterpower users by tend
ing to maintain an even head of water
the year round.
ii^iJtiaWe Discovery. '^1
It is said that the process to be era*
ployed in the manufacture of the fer
tilizer is a valuable scientific discov
ery. Nitrogen is vital to vegetable
growth, an a one great problem.Tefor
scientist's has been the counteraction
of the exhaustion of nitrogen from
lands long- under cultivation. Disinter
grated limestone in itself has valuable
properties. I is proposed to utilize it
as the basis vehicle of the nitrogen
which is taken .from the air by "the
process-and cimbined with it. Electri
city plays an important part in the
process. Electrical, power will be used
for operating the pulverizing machin
ery as well as in tne process itself.
The market for the product is world
wide. For all close cultivation, fertil
izing agencies are necessary. The pro
moters of the enterprise announce that
tests have shown the Minneapolis fer
tilizer a powerful and valuable agency.
That it will strengthen lands from which
the nitrogen has been almost exhaust
ed has been proved, it is said, by ex
tensive experiments.
ARSElC"ll0lD 5
WOMAN'S BRAIN
Defense in Brouwer Case Tries to
Shov,Embalmer
Put It
^.Tl^e.': fi y^L,
.'I'- 9$,
Toins River, N X, Oct. 13.The de*'
fense in the case of Dr. Frank Brouw
er^ charged with the murder of his wife
by poison and crushed glass, will en
deavor to show that whatever poison
was found in Mrs. Brouwer's body
found its way there after death. -This,
was shown today when Dr^ John Mar
shall, a Philadelphia chemist, testified
regarding a chemical analysis which he
had made of a portion of Mrs. Brouw
er & brain. Dr. Marshall said that his
analysis revealed six'hundred one hun
dred-thousandths of a grain of arsenic.
He said it was most unusual to find a
weighable quantity of arsenic in the*
brain if the poison had been introduced
before death. I this case a compara
tive-large quantity had
beenthat found,!\eth
and. this,. he *'said, indicated
oison had been introduced after death,
reply to. questions, Dr. Marshall said,
that if. the pump used by an undertake^!
in embalming body with no-arseniC|!
fluid had previously been used with a-".
containing arsenic any arsenic de-,
posi thai might have been left in the
pump would be taken up by thefluidWf
and carried,into the second body. TheJ
undertaker who embalmed Mrs. BrouW
er's body, testified'that he used a nonv^j
arsenic' flia, but thai the "'pump had
been used before. Vj
The prosecution yesterday rested its
case. .I!h6',"8tate endeavored to estab-,,.
lish ihat .Mrs. Brouwer catne to her
death,Jroni the effects of arsenic and
crushed glass administered by her hus--^
band.
BI7Z1S JUT HAR30HS JEEETIHff.
Clnclytnatl, Jct. IS.The national Tlrera and
barbom eongreas, which now baa a member- 4
ablp_ coTedn-^ thirty-one states,- will- meet In i
.timJMHi c-wfttenraSy,A.
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