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POOR INTO ST. PAUL BY THE TRAINLOAD Shriners From the Four Corners of the Country Arrive for the Big Show. tVfRY TEMPLE REPRESENTED St. Paul, July 15. — From the four corners of the country, including many nooks anti byways, caravan after caravan of nobles, costumed pa trols and boisterous bands flooded the union depot yesterday, every road en tering the city contributing its several special trpins and strings of chartered cars. The station was one moving mass of variegated color. A din of noise filled the interior of the big structure. Had it not been for a sys tematic preparation for handling the immense influx the situation would have been one of hopeless chaos. Trainload after trainload arrived during the early part of the morning, during the late afternoon and early evening, all gorged to the doors with representatives of the various tem ples, while the white fez of the wom en dotted the throng, the fairer visit ors numbering well into the hundreds. Twenty Thousand Shriners on Hand. When the roar of the first day had quieted early this morning practically all the temples, patrols and accom panying bands had arrived in the city. The total number of temples which had arrived in the city last night amounted to nearly forty, each with delegations numbering from 20 to 600. Including the members.of the order who came in on the regular trains, as well as the large number of visitors attracted to the city, a con servative estimate of Shriners is 20, €00. and this figure is conservative. Each of the incoming trains was met by escorts of patrols, nobles from Osman temple, and during the day they performed yeoman service. As sisted by several bands, relays of re ceivers greeted the incoming nobles as they detrained, escorted them di rectly to the Masonic temple, and afterwards led the way to the various lodging places. The task was a big as well as an exhausting one, but faithful and loyal sons of Osman tem ple hesitated not an instant during the entire day. Relay after relay was pressed into service, and during the morning hours, when the largest nurfi ber arrived, nobles of Osman toiled with tenacity and perseverence. Hundred Ride the Goat. The principal event of the day was the grand ceremonial session of Os man temple of St. Paul at the Audito rium last night, when 100 novices ay ere conducted across the burning sands of the desert. The affair is said to have been the most elaborate and spectacular initiation service ever and spectacular intiation service ever conducted in the Northwest. The climax of Masonic public dem onstration, the like of which never has been seen before, either in the Northwest of any place else, will be reached this evening when the gor geous pageant of 15,000 nobles and Arab patrols move through the princi pal streets of the city. CROP DAMAGE EXTENSIVE. Hot Weather's Effect on Crops Is Not Yet Fully Known. Grand Forks, N. D., July 15. — The full extent of the damage to wheat and other grain from the hot wind of Thursday and Saturday will not be knoAvn for several days. Traveling men arriving in the city report the conditions far from encouraging. From Williston to Larimore, on the line of the Great Northern, there has been extensive damage reported in many localities. Branch line towns of the Great Northern report similar con ditions. KILLED BY A WOMAN. Spurned and Rejected for Another, She Takes His Life. Helena, Mont., July 15. — Timothy Reardon was shot and instantly killed at Billings yesterday by Florence Reardon, who professes to be his wife. She had instituted a suit in the district court to have an alleged mar riage contract with him invalidated, but her jealousy was aroused over the alleged fact that Reardon had not only taken all her money, $600, but had de serted her and was living with an other woman. CHARGE FRAUD IN LAND DEAL Government Brings Suit Against North ern Pacific to Regain Rich Coal Land. Helena, Mont., July 15. — In the United States court here yesterday suit was instituted by the government against the Northern Pacific Railway company, the Rocky Fork Coal com pany and the Northwestern Improve ment company to recover title to very valuable coal lands in Carbon county, which it is alleged were procui'ed through misrepresentation. The lands are declared to be worth more than $100,000 and embrace the richest coal mines in the state. The complaint sets forth that the lands are chiefly valuable for their large deposits of coal, and that they were selected by the railroad under the provisions of its land grant in 1899, in lieu of acreage embraced in Mount Rainier, National Park and Pa cific forest reserve in Washington. Accompanying the instrument of se lection was the affidavit of the land commissioner of the railroad, W. H. Phipps, in which he stated that they "have been found upon examination to be non-mineral in character." The selections were approved in 1903. The government charges that the verifications of the selections were each false, as the railroad company well knew at and before the time they were made that they were not non mineral in character. SUCKS OUT SNAKE POISON. Montana Woman Saves Her Grand child. Billings, Mont., July 15.—Buchanan Coleman, a four-year-old boy, who lives on a ranch with his grandpar ents tAvelve miles west of this city, Avas bitten on the foot by a rattle snake yesterday morning, and only the fact that the poison was sucked out fiom the wound by the child's grandmother prevented a fatal result. The child stepped on the reptile, which Avas coiled. After the wound had been sucked and whisky adminis tered the boy Avas brought to the city and physicians attended him. They declared that the act of his grand mother, more than anything else, saved the child's life. KILLS SISTER AND SELF. North Dakota Farmer Suddenly Be comes Insane and Commits Crime. Minot, N. D., July 15.—John Bruhn, a farmer living a few miles south of Donnybrook, went insane yesterday morning, and after killing his sister, Miss Rose Bruhn. who was living with him, committed suicide. No cause can be given for the act, as the man had always lived in the most harmonious relations with his mother and sister. They have been residents of this coun ty for about seven years. The trage dy was first discovered by the mother, who lived a short distance from her son. WASTES FUNDS; KILLS WIFE. Woman Had Repulsed Husband's Ef forts to Effect a Reconciliation. Calumet, Mich., July 15.—Early yes terday Tom Williams .aged fifty-six, shot and killed his wife, Martha Wil liams, aged forty-five, as a result of family troubles. In May the woman gave her husband money to pay for a liquor license, but he took a trip abroad with it, returning three weeks ago. He attempted to effect a recon ciliation, but was repulsed by his wife. He shot her through the right temple, killling her instantly. Twelve chil dren survive the mother. FEAR TYPHOID EPIDEMIC. Crookston Has More Than a Score of Cases of the Disease. Crookston, Minn., July 15.—Crooks ton is threatened with a serious epi demic of typhoid fever, which seems suddenly to have developed during the last week. Twenty-two cases al ready are reported in the city, and the physicians have formed a combi nation to determine the origin of the disease in order that it may be the more readily and permanently check ed. CARR IS BOUND OVER. Alleged Slayer of Gowrie Marshal Faces Grand Jury Probe. Fort Dodge, Iowa, July 15.—Wilbur Carr of Gowrie, who is alleged to have murdered Marshal Tom Nichol son of Gowrie Saturday night, waited preliminary hearing yesterday, plead ed not guilty and was bound over to the grand jury for indictment. The state probably will appoint an attor ney for his defense. REBELS DRIVEN OUT Of TWO I0WNS Honduran Government Forces Administer Black Eye to Revolutionists. AMERICAN CRUISER ON WAY Mexican and American Governments Doing Best to Conserve Peace* • ful Conditions. Washington, July 15.—Official ad vices which reached the state depart ment yesterday confirm the press re ports that the Honduran government forces have retaken the small town of Gracia and the more important city of Choluteca. To this extent the gov ernment appears to have the advan tage. On the other hand, Honduras is menaced from the northern bor der. On the Caribbean sea border there are continually belated reports of an attack on Puerto Cortez, while Gen. Lee Christmas, whom the state de partment officials style a soldier of fortune, is reported in the country just a few hours from Puerto Cortez. Working for Peace. The force mentioned in one of the dispatches as being on a small island about eighteen miles distant from Puerto Cortez is presumably the one from which an attack is feared. The state department is being fully ad vised of the situation in the whole of Central America, but Mr. Dodge, the minister to Honduras and Salvador, explains that reliable information is difficult, to obtain. Meantime the American and Mexi can governments continue to use their best efforts to conserve peaceful conditions in that part of the world, but have gone to the extent thus far cnly of offering their friendly media tion. American Cruiser on Way. The American cruiser Albany is now on its way from Panama to Ama pala, the Pacific coast port of Hondu ras. Minister Dodge has telegraphed the state department confirming the dis patches that Honduras has made a formal complaint before the Central American court at Cartago, charging Guatemala and Salvador Avith non observanno of neutrality under the Central American peace convention. Information also has reached the de partment of Nicaragua's complaint that, Guatemala and Salvador have rendered assistance to the Honduran revolutionists and the , Nicaraguan refugees allied with them FEAR TYPHOID EPIDEMIC. Crookston Has More Than a Score of C?ses of the Disease. Crookston, Minn., July 15.—Crooks ton is threatened with a serious epi demic of typhoid fever, which seems suddenly to have developed during the last week. Twenty-two cases al ready are reported in the city, and the physicians have formed a combi nation to determine the origin of the disease in order that it may be the more readily and permanently check ed. DEPORT ALLEGED FORGER. German Is Sent Right Back From El lis Island. New York, July 15. — A cablegram from Schoenau, Germany, charges Au gust Ruclte, xvho arrived here yester day on La Bretagne, with forgery of his employer's name, by which he ob tained $17,500. The board of special inquiry at Ellis Island ordered his de portation. Rucke will be taken to Havre on Saturday on the same steamer that brought him here. Five Hurt in Wreck. Cleveland, July 15. — Five persons were injured, none fatally, and the lives of forty passengers jeopardized yesterday when an East Fifty-fifth street car left the Hacks on the East Forty-ninth street bridge over the Wheeling & Lake Erie railroad, plunged through the railing and hung suspended over the brink. Foreman Kills Striker. Marshalltown, Iowa, July 15.—Dur ing an altercation lest night in a street where four Liriker3 attacked W. D. Toler, Iowa Central round house foreman, and a strikebreaker, Toler drew a revolver and shot George W. Davis, killing him instant ly Killed in a Quarrel. Kansas City, July 15.—F. L. Mack ay, manager of the Western Commis sion company, a brokerage firm here, was stabbed and killed yesterday aft ernoon by James H. Chandler, an ab stractor, after a quarrel in Mackay's office. IN THE SCANDINAVIAN NORTH 1 _ r| Cleanings of Important News of Norway, Sweden ♦ and Denmark, with Occasional Comments. By MARTIN W. ODLAND. ------- SWEDEN. A Stockholm writer has the follow ing in reference to the vacancy in the Swedish legation at Washington: "There appears to be some doubt here about who is, or is going to be, the Swedish minister in Washington. A Norwegian paper asserted a few days ago that Mr. Lagererantz -was 'persona non grata' in the United States mainly on account of his agi tation for the return of Swedish-Amer icans to the old country, or, rather, for an excess of zeal in his efforts. That is hardly the case, however, al though he may have received hints that the Washington government did not approve of any official interfer ence in the matter. For all anybody knows at present, Mr. Lagererantz may go back to his post, but people ( are busy speculating on the choice of his successor. As a likely candidate is mentioned a Count Carl Wacht meister, intrinsically a person of small importance but member of a very influential family. The latter cir cumstance, happily, will count for very little during the present regime; but he also possesses an energetic wife, a Des Moines girl, with some money, which is worth more. Certain it is that his rise has been rapid since his marriage. I knew him during the nineties, while he labored in a Chica go office, a dull sort of an individual, of no particular genius or education. Upon his marriage he entered the Swedish consular service, a step which was not strictly in order, as he did not possess the requisite scholas tic degrees. He is now consul gen eral in Alexandria, with the addition al distinction of councillor. Well, he may have learned something during his recent career and make an ac ceptable minister. At any rate, he ought to know a few things about the United States that are not taught at school." * * * The following special dispatch from Stockholm will be read with general interest: "Politics in Stockholm, as reflected from without, have not been devoid of interest of late even if nothing definite has been accomplished. The visit of King Gustaf to the court of the kaiser was not intended as a demonstration of friendship or 'rap prochement' betAveen the two coun tries. There was no need of it; hav ing been no breach in the unenthusi astic cordial relations of the last quar ter century and closer relations being out of the question for the present. The German papers, however, warmed up to an uncustomary degree in their comments over the meeting. "That fact, very flattering to Swed ish 'amour propre,' drew down upon the Swedish king and the country generally a most vicious and biting article by Le Temps of Paris. Curi eusly enough, but indicating a return to calmness after the extreme ner vousness of the last two years, the article overshot the mark. The lead ing papers go so far as to feel rather complacent over the affair and see in the outburst .of the great French pa per a testimony of the increased im portance of Sweden in the European council. The slap contained in the sentence: 'The French government cares little or nothing for what is said or done in Stockholm,' stuck in the throat and won't be forgotten here In a hurry. On the other hand, no body can fail to notice the absurdity of the remark, unless one assumes that serious papers take delight in writing editorials about matters to which they and their readers are in different. Most probably it was a ballon d'essai'—which failed. There .s another side to the affair which de serves attention. "The article is directed point-blank on the king in person and confirms previous assertions that King Gustaf is personally in supreme command at the foreign office. That person is as imperturbable as ever and as no state ment was issued either directly or through the foreign office, we may safely conclude that the Temps arti cle has no weight behind it." NORWAY. The Grand hotel of Mandal was de Itroyed by fire, and Frederickstad has ilso suffered a loss by fire of $560,000. * * * The people of the little city of Lil tehammer are glad. For years they Have longed for a steamship of their own,, and now their desires have been realized. The ship is called The Lil lehammer and is a well built little steamer, which, it is confidently ex pected, will be instrumental in greatly increasing the traffic of the city. Vast quantities of anchovies have been caught in the waters near Stav anger, all of superior quality. * * * There is a proposition before the people of Norway to convert a portion of the Trondhjem cathedral into a Norse panteon and another portion into a cemetery for the royal family. The suggestion has met with general favor. The church is entirely too large for religious services only, and a part of it was used as a burial place in the Middle Ages. The graves of seA'en kings and .of many bishops have been found within its sacred precincts. * * * Michael Alger, the Christiania cor* respondent writes: "When Bishop Bang returned he brought with him a rare gift to the library of the Norwegian university. It was a set of G. A. Andsley's 'The Ornamental Arts of Japan,' in two volumes, donated by Olaf O. Searle of Minneapolis. Only 50 Ocopies of this elaborate work were printed and its price would have been prohibitive. The chief librarian of the university, Sigv. Petersen, has made the receipt of this valuable gift known through the press, saying: 'It. was a fine act of Mr. Searle to remember his native country with such a gift, which most likely would never have become the gift of the university library other wise.' " * * * In regard to the opening of the new Bergen-Chrisliania railway, about Avhich I wrote recently, a Christiania correspondent says: "The daily train from Christiania leaves this city early in the morning and arrives at Voss, where a stop for (he night is made, and Bergen is reached the next forenoon. A large number of tourists have already made the trip and all are enthusiastic about the grand scenery along the route. It may be of interest to know that the fare for the trip is, second class, be tween Christiania and Bergen, includ* ing steamship ticket over Lake Kroe dern, kr. 2G.15 ($71; third class, kr. 4G.G0 ($4.44). For round trip, add one half fare. Hotel expenses at Voss to be borne by the travelers. The total distance is 516 km. (about 230 miles), of which 53 km. is by steamer over Lake Kroedern." * # * Bjornstjerne Bjornson has been given a rebuff by the committee hav ing in charge the gathering of the funds for the erection of a monument to the memory of Johan Sverdrup. He made a contribution to the monument fund on the condition that the inscrip tion be in the Norwegian-Danish language—the language in which the great statesman expounded his thoughts. The committee-; which is composed of such notable men as Former Premier Lovland, Liestol, Abr. Berge, Ivar Tveiton and Johan Scheie, has declined the gift, and the famous old poet has been given anoth er set-back in his fight against the dialect language. And, by the way, while talking about the dialect language and Bjorn sen, it is timely to state that that language has just been adopted as the official language by the Gausdal par ish in which Aulestad, Bjornson's es tate, is situated. This must be a bitter pill for the venerable author, who has become more bitter each year in his fight against the peasant lan guage. DENMARK. The following are the sums expend ed by the Danish people for liquor in a year: For beer, 117,000,0(10 crowns; for alcohol, 15,000,000 crowns. How much they expend for wines and oth er liquors it is impossible to deter mine. * * « Rev. Logstrup, who recently retired as secretary of the Danish Mission society, has the unique distinction of having spoken in all the churches of Denmark, except two, in which he was denied permission to speak by the local pastor. He was an excep tionally able man for the place he held and did a great deal for the mis sion interests. * * • Two years ago a society was formed in Barnholm which had for its object the preservation of the natural beauty of the island and to prevent the land from falling into the possession of foreigners, principally Germans. The society has accomplished a great deal and will now be strengthened by an organization that is national in its scope. Barnholm is famous for its natural beauty, is rich in historic interest, and is dear to the hearts of the Danish people.