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,^Xi rgf •, .u 7 LAND SWIINDLE EXPOSED
B*^6yr'Ob»k(r of low* is hi Serloub
'•€. Physical
Cefcttervilie. Iowli, Oct. lfc—Ex-Goa^
prake^ condiUon is r»(i better and
-tb iM^flously 111. Tlie standing ph«*
slclin feara
^from his inj
$ a
rlljs l£ extr^jofelyse-
Juate "Saturday night he was
»8UHeni^4fr61n acold :aid said Jhe be
.4ifevedh«WQuld take a hot bath and go
K^ _.l U\iK_
^to^rhjM.^v^u^day'.^ttiCiftApg-- wherthls
daughter jailed hij)« to breakfast he
told her lie had fallen in.the bath tub
and thbtoghthehadbr6kena rib. A
|?v surgeon -waa cftlied and fbiind one rib
4.: broken and anpther t^rn loose at the
•Jkf-end./..Considerable pleurisy/and souje
7""^ .. j£&fever. .has. developed. Mr.. Prhlce la
[^Buttering great pain-.- •.^ -y'
ENDS WORTHLESS Jt!FE«f
^AW^rningAgainstSporting Life Loft by
j{v:^ Young Man Who Kills Himself
Gneen Bay, Wis., Oct! ll Fred
v'?: Hbllman« Jr j, son of Postmaster P. A.
'r"v''H6lImait of thlB city, committed suicide
by shooting himself in the head last
night. Hollman was twenty-six years
old and was employed by his father.
The young man left the following note
in the room where the^@@d was com
mitted: £p-§i CX *..':•• .*«•#
"Here
|s thev$hd.o( ^worthless life:
I advise' all meh and boys to be rlgjit
and upright not to think a sport is'
the only life, because they are all
wrong."
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FORGERY CHAI|GEP $ Jj 5
Brainerd Man Arrested at Instance of
Hjs Employer.
C? Brainerd, Mian., /Oict.: .17.—Gunther
Menze was arrested by. Sheriff Erlcq
-sbri} charged with- forgery Young
Menze worked. L-for, J.. C., Hessel, a
machinery dealer' of this cit£, and it
*,was' $t the instance of -the} latter that
"the"arrest was madei it is said he
gained accesito a check book of• the
Monarch Elevator company in Hes
sei'sjoffice and forged tlie! name of
Hessel as agent, filling- in the same
with purported names.
TRAVELING MAN DEAD.,
Heart Failure,Carries. Him Off With
out Warning.
Morris, Minn.,-Oct. 17.—E. G. Med
ford, who was traveling for the Wool
son Spice company of Toledo, Ohio,
died of heart failure here early yester
day morning. He started for the
Northern Pacific train, fell from a
trunk upon which he was .sitting at the
depot, and died soon after being car
ried back to his hotel.
MORE MINERS WANTED.
Day
Five Hundred Tons of Lignite a
Taken Out at Wiiton.
Bismarck, N. D., Oct. 17—The Wash
burn lignite mines at Wilton are min
ing about 500 tons a day, and are still
several hundred cars behind with their
orders. A representative of the com
pany is now in the Eastern coal fields
endeavoring to get miners for the lig
nite. mines. A hundred additional
miners are wanted.
SEVEN YEAR8' SENTENCE.
Colored Man's Jealousy Gets Him a
Long Term.
Des Moines, Iowa, Oct 17. Albert
McKinney, colored, was sentenced to
seven years in the penitentiary for
shooting Rev. F. Lomack, a colored
preacher, who confessed having served
time in a Minnesota penitentiary.
McKinney was jealous of Lomack.
Cattle Drive Is Narrowed.
Aberdeen, S. D., Oct. 17. Maj.
James H. Mc Laughlin of the Indian
service has returned from a confer
ence with the Indians regarding the
matter of the cattle driveway across
the reservation. The result was all
that could be asked for and allVdiffer
ences were satisfactorily' adjusted.
The width of the driveway was re?
duced from six to three miles wide
and a satisfactory arrangement made
regarding allotments.
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Indians Will Be Paid.
Brainerd, Minn., Oct. 17. Tht
Leech Lake Indians will be paid for
the dead and down timber taken from'
their reservation. Recently they re
fused to accept payment ..of their .-an
nuities until the =m6nejr appropriated
by congress was distributed to them.
They have BOW been notified that this
money will be turned over in a few.
days. In some Instances single famk
lies will receive as high as $60 for
their share.
j.' i.'jj'"
insurance Man Arrested.
Sioux Falls, S. D., Oct. 17.—H. C.
Shoberi insnraQce\ comjpiiiss|on6r 'of
South Dakota," arrived here fi'om
Pierre and yesterday caused the ar
rest of G. H. Dearborn,-who:hal/b6ai
conducting a branch office of the Home
Co-operative association in.
ly-
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Sioux. Palls,
on the charge of failing Jo obtain a
permit from the" state insurance" de
partment. Dearborn's examination
will be held Monday?
Sohrieber Is Held.
Sioux Falls, S. D., Oet 175-^ W
Schrieber/ who fled from Sioux Falls
a ^|ior(. U«id..a8 9, |ind,riras (captured at
JLuvernfe 1^nn.ili^d jbro back ^td
the city to Answer to the charge of
embezzlement, as the result of his pre*
liminary exualMtid&| her|
was held for ^ai^Arance at
term of tke state circuit court. ^. ..
agent for the Hamm Brewing company
here, wia accldenUlIy phot wMli
inj ,some of' the smaller bones.
year-old ^oa of Louis Novak of Uttca,
vrC day aftcffnooii. w* elothM cau^it
matohes. "K
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ITAND SVyilNDLE EXp08^D.
Several MIhnetetiiAg
vB«lleyed
to Have
.. Been 0«Ught. on Bogu# Titles,
B(i^e, Mon%, a cancella
tion o£a..claijnxin ^eton county, by the
department bf .the. ,toteripr, the au
thorities believe .they hav^ unearthed
a wholesale systenp, of land swindling.
jVhe.^ancelqd entry wa# bfcsed on the
alleged ^sig^jt^antMLtfie rights of one
John Stonp, rwiuS: v^as .purported to
hiSve made an-elitiT in the Minneapo
lis district. Claude Conzene, said to be
in a 'Minneapolis j*il, was found to
bavf fqrged.ibe assignment. It
claifai!
poslnjg of them-to "tenderfeet." Sev
eral*,Minnesota IeppL« are believed to
.bold^Vndiin this Sectton on bogus ti
tled. [conferred ia^this n^anner.
BlGROBBERlY'ATDULUTH.
of
Sevan Thousand tboiiar*' Worth
Jevwels Mysteriously Disappear.
Duluth, Minn., Oct. 18.—Seven thou
sand dollars' worth of diamonds and
precious stones wer& stolen from the
counter in the First National bank
building late, yesterday afternoon.
Thb victim was jyirs. T. D. Merrill, a
prominent society^ woman and wife of
the senior metnber of the firm, of Mer
rill & Ring, lumbermen. Mrs. Merrill
had just come from the safety deposit
vaults, where she drew out the jewels
and laid them down, then leaving the
building. Discovering her Ipss, she
hastened back, but the jewels had dis
appeared. The police say there is no
clue to the thief.
HE' PAYS TWO HUNDRED.
Maximum Fine Imobsed for Violating
Game Law Twice.
,-Sioux.Fails, S, D«, Oct. 18.-^Herman
P., Becker of Elk Point appeared' be
fore Judge Carland of the United
States court yesterday and' pleaded
guilty to an indictment charging him,
with violating the Lacey act, otherwise
known as the national game law. His
offense consisted of shipping game
birds to Eastern markets out of,sea
son. Judge Carland imposed the max
imum penalty, a fine of. $200,' whifch
Becker paid. This was the second time
he had been fined for shipping game
out of season, a fine of $50 having
been imposed in the first case.
HARVEST CROP IN ONE DAY.
Practical Sympathy for Injured Farm
er by His Neighbors.
Manawa, Wis., Oct. 18.—Gus Weller,
a farmer living three miles east of
here, was badly injured by a threshing
machine. Sixty-five neighbors com
pleted all the fall work in one day,
digging 1,000 bushels of potatoes, haul
ing them to the station, loading them
In cars and carrying back the money.
They also husked all his corn and
shocked the fodder
8LASHED WITH A RAZOR.
Because Smith Used 'His Bed, Briggs
Seeks Revenge.
Eau Claire, Wis., Oct. 18.—At Fair
child yesterday F. Briggs slashed Syl
vester Smith with a razor in a quarrel
arising from Briggs' occupancy of
Smith's bed in a hotel. Briggs has
been locked up here. The extent of
Smith's injuries are not known.
Prosperity of Frederic.
Frederic, Wis., Oct. 18.—William J.
Starr, formerly owner of the town Bite
nf Frederic, came here from Eau
Claire yesterday. He was accompa
nied by Fred W. Upham of Chicago,
who owns the stumpage rights on 30,
000 acres of land in Polk county. Ar
rangements are being made for a large
flour and feed mill at this place. Ne
gotiations ..are also under way for a
large headlng and stave mill.
Banks and Postoffiees.
Washington, Oct. 18. Ernest F.
Wolfgram was yesterday appointed
postmaster at Hart, Winona county,
Minn., vice C. H. Wolfgram, resigned,
and Isaac Petty at Ramey, Morrison
county, Minn., vice Amy Cheeley, re
signed. The Wisconsin National Bank
of Milwaukee has been approved as a
reserve agent for the Citizens' Nation
al Bank of Austin, Minn.
Convicted of Horse Stealing.
Black River Falls, Wis., Oct. 18.
Thomas G. O'Brien, who has been on
trial before, tjxe circuit: court in this
city for the past thre^. days, was found
guilty of the crime of horse stealing.
Warden Alexander of the Stillwater
peiiitentlary,sMrno came here, to identi
fy O'Brien, regards him as one of the
cleverest crooks in the country.
Struck a Coal Vein,
Atlantic, iowa, Oct. 18. Workmen
who were engaged in drilling a well
for the town water supply ini the town
of ^ewi% abobt7seyen miles south of
here, yesterday afternoon struck a
vein of coal four inches in Ihlckness.
Quite :a bit oif excitement prevails aa
a result of the strike. The property:
belongs to the city.
Young Woman's Insane Fancy.
Little Falls. Oct. 18—Katie Meier,
«t^enty-two years old, who residues in
'the Town of Pierz, was declared in
sane and was sent to the stat^ hospi
tal ?at Fergus Falls..— She suffered
ficrai h^pv^attgn^!t|iinking,that.some
one was following ber 'and continually
trying, to shoot her. •.
I .^CuiHjBaa ^oO'nd Over.
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^^anMbn^ 18.—Jobn CulH
gan.. recently arrested in Sioux Falls,
^cittfed^f-,i^^diAiB:..^Mrs.: Rah'n of
7^uion?touniS{,yrM wun^ over yes^
terday in the sum of $1,000 lot the next,
term of circuit court
4
'alker, Minn., Oct. 18.-
*~y, "Ten thoosmm efes
stat
prices averaging $8 per acre. Actual
settlers were ..theipurobasers^N
Jt
FATAL DEER HUNTING.
Four Men Killed in the Northern Wis
consinWoods.
Milwaukee, Oct. 18.—Reports reach
Milwaukee from the northern part of.
the state every day pr two of the ac
cidental shooting of men who are
hunting in the woods.. Four men have:
been killed while deer hunting, al:,
though this is the closed season. At
Phillips, where it was recently report
ed that hd regard was paid to the law
by a large number of citizens, although
most of the people of the town and sur
rounding country are law-abiding, two
men were this week fined for hunting
deer. Yesterday a report came front
Pembine of the accidental shooting of
Charles Jenkins, an Ohioan. A bali
from a rifle, fired by a man named
Gray,.passed through his body, and he
will die. The report says that Gray
was "firing at a partridge," but As
rifles are not often used to hunt this
kind of game, the suspicion will pre
vail among people who are interested
in. the protection of the deer in Wis?,
consin that Gray was not partridge
hunting. There are nearly one hun
died game wardens in the state under
the direction of a chief, but this num
ber is altogether ti)j small to prevent
illegal hunting.
THE BUNCH SQUEALS.
Hold-Up Men Caught in Wisconsin for
Fairmont Officers.
Madison, Wis., Oct. 18. Charles
Dennis worked diligently in a Madison
resturant all last winter. While here
he associated with a woman of low
moral status. Yesterday he was taken
back to Faimont, Minn ,' by the sheriff
of that county to answer .to the charge
of highway robbery, with the wom&n
as an accomplice. Dennis and the
woman, it is alleged, held up a man in
Fairmont during the street carnival
and robbed him of $40. Both Dennis
and the woman were taken, but Dennis
escaped. When the festival shows ar
rived Dennis came in with the strag
glers. A number of "hangers-on" who
are with the Morris-Berger company
"squealed" on the man! and he was
arrested by Detective Boyd. Ames
sage was sent to Fairmont and the of
ficers came for the man.
GOV. DRAKE'S SUFFERINGS.
lowan Is Encased in a Cast and Move
ment Costs Pain.
Centerville, Iowa, Oct. 18.—Former
Gov. Drake is suffering greatly from
his injuries, but his general condition
is somewhat improved. Dr. Sawyer
said he had no cause for immediate
alarm, but feared that confinement in
bed would aggravate the diabetical
trouble of his patient. The pain in his
side was increased greatly, but the
doctor says it is incident to the case.
The healing process has commenced,
but owing to the governor's weak con
dition, will be slow. He is incased in
a cast and cannot move without great
pain. Two vibs are broken off and
one nearly so, besides other bruises.
His appetite has been better, and
though very ill, he is" hopeful and
cheerful.
SOUGHT MAYOR'S LIFE.
Dubuque Man Carried Two Revolvers
—Probably Insane.
Dubuque, Iowa, Oct. 18.—Possessed
of the strange hallucination that some
body was trying to kill him by putting
poison in his food, Joseph Isborn,
thirty years of age, walked into Mayor
Berg's Office and demanded to see that
official. The man was excited, and
Desk Sergeant Scheer demanded to
know why he wanted to see the mayor.
"I want to kill him," replied the man.
"He promised to give me protection,
but he has not done. so. They are try
ing to poison me." Isborn was
searched and two thirty-eight-caliber
revolvers, loaded, were found upon his
person. The man was placed in a cell.
It is thought he is crazy.
DULUTH HAS THE FLAX.
Head of the Lakes City Making a
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Record for Itself.
Duluth, Oct. 18. Duluth as a flax
market is attracting attention this
week. It will take $3,000,000 to paji
for the flax received here this week.
The receipts for the past three days
have been more than 1,100, and to
day's receipts will be over 300. Grain
commission men are making more
money handling flax than wheat. Du
luth is easily the leading flax market
of the world, and Chicago now looks
to this city in flax operations. Flax
deals for export are worked here daily
and all of the crushers look to Duluth
for their supplies.
ENDEAVORERS AT WORK.
State Convention Puts in Busy Day at
St. Paul.
St. Paul, Oct. 18—The Christian En
deavorers of the state were busy all
day. About 150 were present at the
quiet hour, service at 8 o'clock and
nearly 300 at the .10 o'clock service
yesterday morning In the Central Presr
byterian church. John E. Frifcby pre
sided and Qlarence Everman, field sec
retary of thG union, made a short ad
dress, and extended greetings from
the South, Dakota convention of
Christian Ebdeavorers, which'met last
week, Miss Hannah E. Hall of North
field, Dr. C. M. Hurd, Peter Hanson
and Peter Larson also spoke.
Separator Burned.
Kensington, Minn., Oct. 18. The
separator belonging to Benson &
Fields' threshing outfit wtis 'destroyed
by. iBre. between 1 and1 '2' O'clock yes
terday: morning. As the machine, had
just pulled into the field ,t)ie evening
before hand every. precaution liad been
ta^en .for protection t^gtUniti an acci-
debt of'this n&ture, it 'is .supposed,
tkfct tk'e Arfe' vas ef•
Incendiary- prigin.
Loss«bont $l000
lDted
*rere/sdld
kt
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DEFAULTER KILLS
TWO
AND THEN TURNS WEAPON
ON HIMSELF.
SENSATION IN WALI STREET
COUSIN OF GOV. ODELL THE
CHIEF ACTOR IN THE
BLOODY DEED.
DISPUTE OVER MONEY SHORTAGE
KILLS FORMER ASSOCIATE WHILE
PRETENDING TO PRODUCE
A CHECK.
New York, Oct. 18. Using a new
automatic magazine pistol, William C.
Turner, former president and treas
urer of the Climax Bottling company,
yesterday shot and killed W. J. Mil
lard, secretary and treasurer of the
company, and Robert Hamilton, its
president, and then killed himself with
the same weapon. A second revolver,
loaded in every chamber, was found in
Turner's pocket, and it is believed he
planned to take more lives than he did.
The shooting was caused by a quarrel
between the three men over an aUeged
shortage in Turner's accounts, for
which he was threatened with crim
inal prosecution. The tragedy oc
curred in the offices of the law firm of
Cantor, Adams & Mclntyre, in the
heart of the Wall street district dur
ing the busy noon hour. Turner, who
was forty-five years old and lived at
Mount Vernon, N. Y., a suburb of this
city, was a cousin of Gov. Odell of this
state, and the head of the law firin in
whose offices
The Shootinq Occurred
is President Cantor of the borough of
Manhattan. The three men met in the
law offices by appointment to allow
Turner to make a partial settlement,
and he was asked for a certified check.
"I have it," he said, and then he closed
the door of the room. An instant
later he drew a revolver and began
firing. Mallard fell, shot through the
heart, and Hamilton lived only a few
minutes. A number of other persons
who were in the rooms, clerks and
members of the firm, fled in a pauSc.
After killing Hamilton and Mallard,
Turner shot himself in the head. Some
moments later, hearing no more shots,
the persons who fled ventured back
into the room and found the three
bodies.
Turner retired as president of the
Climax Bottling company last April,
when he was bought out by Hamilton.
After the sale it was discovered in ex
amining the books of the concern that
there was a shortage of $3,100 in Tur
ner's accounts.
"TENDERFEET" MAKE RICH FIND.
Gold Assaying $20,000 to the Ton Is
Found in Montana.
Butte, Mont., Oct. 18.—From the re
cesses of the Tobacco mountains
comes a report of the discovery of
gold that will stagger the mining
world. The Tobacco range is not far
from Butte, and is the range in which
is located the great Mayflower mine,
fiom which Senator Clark has taken
over $2,000,000 of the yellow metal.
Two Northern Pacific railroad men,
both tenderfeet, have made what is be
lieved to be one of the most sensation
al discoveries of the age. While on a
hunting trip they encountered a ledge
of rock of peculiar color and brought
samples of it home with them. To the
astonishment of all it assayed returns
of $20,000 to the ton. They say the
ledge sticks several feet above the
ground, and has been tramped over
and ignored by prospectors for almost
half a century. It is seven feet wide,
and gives every indication of being
permanent.
BAD FIRE AT LEAD.
Losses by the Blaze Aggregate Eight
Thousand.
Lead, S. D., Oct. 18.—Fire destroyed
property in West Lead to the extent
of $8,000, with insurance at $3,000.
The principal losers were H. F. Alli
son and P. J. McHugh. The former
lost one house and had two others
badly damaged. The latter had two
houses partly destroyed and a barn
entirely consumed. One of the Allison
residencas was occupied by J. M. Ty
ler. This house was burned to the
ground, with all its contents. It was
insured for $1,000, and Mr. Tyler Bad
$700 insurance on furniture. The Mc
Hugh barn contained a car load of
baled hay and $1,700 worth of new
wagons, all of which were lost.
ATTACH AMES' LAND.
Attorneys of the Notorious "Doc" Seek
to Obtain Fees.
Crookston, Minn., Oct. 18. Papers
in attachment have been filed in the
district court of Polk county against
Dr. A. A. Ames, former mayor of Min
neapolis, attaching the land owned by
Dr. Ames, and lying near Fertile, in
the southern part of this county. The
attachment is brought by the firm qf
Welch, Hayne & HubachQk of Minne
apolis to secure the firm's claim for
fees. The papers recite that the claim
of the firm amounts to $400 and that
he has removed from the state and is
r.ow a resident of Indiana, and that he
has not paid the amount claimed to be
due the attorneys. —it
IMMENSE POTATO CROP.
On*. Farmer 8hipt. Fifteen Thousand
Fttrgb, N. D., Oct. JS.-^Ja^es Holes,
who has become? fatuous through the
yaifsy. ,oq aeoount of bis.pqieato farm,
has about complete shipment of
•the'te&r'B'- crop, which amounted to
'45.000 biMbete.: «ls product
a an
near* here, ble w, out 'his biaiBs. tZ^V-'
He was thirty-five years old. It Is said craws mora mtafaMw
he had been rejected by the girl he
pi
l$V' im,
for **6d purposes.:
than any
fiefSH toS! sffi^
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FATAL DEER HUNTING.
Four Men Killed in the Northern Wic
consfn Woods.
Milwaukee, Oct. 18—Reports roach
Milwaukee from the northern part of
the state every day or two of the ac
cidental shooting of men who are
hunting in the woods. Four men have
been killed while deer hunting, al
though this is the closed season. At
Phillips*, where It was recently report
ed that no regard was paid to the law
by a lftrge number of ^itizens, although
roost of the people of the town and sur
rounding country are law-abiding, two
men were this week fined for hunting
deer. Yesterday a report came from
Pembino of the accidental shooting of
Charles Jenkins, an Oiiioan. A ball
from at rifle, fired by a man named
Gray, passed through his body, and he
will die. The report says that Gray
was "firing at a partridge," but as
rifles are not oftefl used to hunt this
kind of game, the suspicion will pre
vail among people who are interested
in the protection of the deer in Wis
consin that Gray was not partridge
hunting. There are nearly one hun
dred game wardens in the state under
the direction of a chief, but this num
ber is altogether U) small to prevent
illegal hunting.
THE BUNCH SQUEALS.
Hold-Up Men Caught in Wisconsin for
Fairmont Officers.
Madison, Wis., Oct. 18. Charles
Dennis worked diligently in a Madison
resturant all last winter. While here
he associated with a woman of low
moral status. Yesterday he was taken
back to Faimont, Minn., by the sheriff
of that county to answer to the charge
of highway robbery, with the woman
as an accomplice. Dennis and the
woman, it is alleged, held up a man in
Fairmont during the street carnival
and robbed him of $40. Both Dennis
and the woman were taken, but Dennis
escaped. When the festival shows ar
rived Dennis came in with the strag
glers. A number of "hangers-on" who
are with the Morris-Berger company
"squealed" on the man. and he was
arrested by Detective Boyd. A mes
sage was sent to Fairmont and the of
ficers came for the man.
GOV. DRAKE'S SUFFERINGS.
lowan Is Encased in a Cast and Move
ment Costs Pain.
Centerville, Iowa, Oct. 18.—Former
Gov. Drake is suffering greatly from
his injuries, but his general condition
is somewhat improved. Dr. Sawyer
said he had no cause for immediate
alarm, but feared that confinement in
bed would aggravate the diabetical
trouble of his patient. The pain in his
side was increased greatly, but the
doctor says it is incident to the case.
The healing process has commenced,
but owing to the governor's weak con
dition, will be slow. He is incased in
a cast and cannot move without great
pain. Two ribs are broken off and
one nearly so, besides other bruises.
His appetite has been better, and
though very ill, he is hopeful and
cheerful.
SOUGHT MAYOR'S LIFE.
bubuque Man Carried Two Revolvers
—Probably Insane.
Dubuque, Iowa, Oct. 18.—Possessed
of the strange hallucination that some
body was trying to kill him by putting
poison in his food, Joseph Isborn,
thirty years of age, walked into Mayor
Berg's office and demanded to see that
official. The man was excited, and
Desk Sergeant Scheer demanded to
know why he wanted to see the mayor.
"I want to kill him," replied the man.
"He promised to give me protection,
but he has not done so. They are try
ing to poison me." Isborn was
searched and two thirty-eight-caliber
revolvers, loaded, were found upon his
person. The man was placed in a cell.
It is thought he is crazy.
DULUTH HAS THE FLAX.
Head of the Lakes City Making a
Record for Itself.
Duluth, Oct. 18. Duluth as a flax
market is attracting attention this
week. It will take $3,000,000 to pa^,
for the flax received here this week.
The receipts for the past three days
have been more than 1,100, and to
day's receipts will be over 300. Grain
commission men are making more
money handling flax than wheat. Du
luth is easily the leading flax market
of the world, and Chicago now looks
to this city in flax operations. Flax
deals for export are worked here daily
and all of the crushers look to Duluth
for their supplies.
ENDEAVORERS AT WORK.
State Convention Puts in Busy Day at
St. Paul.
St. Paul, Oct. 18.—The Christian En
deavorers of the state were busy all
day. About 150 were present at the
quiet hour service at 8 o'clock and each other each
nearly 300 at the 10 o'clock service
yesterday morning in the Central Pres
byterian church. John E. Frisby pre
sided and Clarence Everman, field sec
retary of the union, made a short ad
dress, and extended greetings from
the South Dakota convention of
Christian Endeavorers, which met last
week. Miss Hannah E. Hall of North
field, Dr. C. M. Hurd, Peter Hanson
and Peter Larson also spoke.
Separator Burned.
Kensington, Minn., Oct. 18. The
separator belonging to Benson &
Fields' threshing outfit was destroyed
by fire between 1 and 2 o'clock yes
terday morning. As the machine had
just pulled into the field the evening
that the fire was of Incendiary origin.
Loss about $1,000.
'£2 Boy Killsd by Fr*!gbt«Car.
4«erre,
before and every precaution bad been
taken for protection against an acci-., for water power, that of constructing
dent of this nature, it is supposed Reservoirs north of Duluth and utilis
ing surplus rainfall, but its plans are
not fully Worked out.
1 1
Disappointed in Love.
Ld Mars, iolwa, Oct. 18. Disap
pointed in love, Wllllsm Krauel, a
farmer near here, blew out bis brains.
•He was thirty-five years old. It is said
he had b^en rejected 'bjr the girl he
wanted'to^^rry..' ...
8. Oet lg.^jolifc.Qvttt, a
ten-ydariold boy,, died at tiie hospital
tmn eilgplsB ... of an?mpatetia&
,ipade necessary by his frvlnf t**'
arushed while attempting to flip steps on entt side of'th* '1
fielght train.
JUSTICE IS QtllCJi
NEGRO MURDERER TRIED, CON
DEMNED AND HANGED ALL'
ONE DAY.
IN
HE KILLED AN ENTIRE FAMILY
PLEADS
TWO
GUILTY AND WITHIN^
HOURS IS LEGALLY
EXECUTED.
MOB THIRSTY FOR IIIS BLOOD
WAS LODGED IN JAIL UNDER THE
PROTECTION OF FIVE MILI
TIA COMPANIES..
Nacogdoches, Tex., Oct. 18. Jim
Buchanan, colored, the murderer of
the Hicks family, was tried here yes
terday, a plea of guilty was accepted
by the judge and the negro was legal
ly hanged within two hours after sen
tence had been passed. Buchanan
was brought to Nacogdoches under the
protection of five companies of mili
tia. Upon his arrival here the negro
was immediately turned over to Sheriff
Spradley, who told the people that ho
would be given a speedy trial.
The town began to fill up rapidly
and the'excitement was intense. The
telegraph wires were cut, the railroad
tracks were torn up for a short dis
tance and it was announced that an at
tempt would be made to get possession
of Buchanan. District court was at
once convened, a jury was impanelled
without delay and the negro's plea of
guilty was accepted by the court. The
judge ordered that the death sentance
be executed Nov. 17, but many people
announced that they would have no
delay. Buchanan then waived the
thirty days allowed him by law and
was hanged by Sheriff Spradley in t'he
jail yard in the presence of a large
crowd.
His Awful Crime.
Ten days ago the dead bodies of
Farmer Hicks, his wife and daughter,
were found in the Hicks home and
Sheriff Spradley began a search for
the murderer. A week later Jim Bu
chanan was arrested and confessed to
the murder. The news of the negro's
confession spread rapidly and a mob
of several hundred people marched
after the sheriff and his deputies, with
the intention of securing possession of
the negro and burning him at the
stake. Sheriff Spradley and his depu
ties refused to give up the prisoner
and later they were joined by Sheriff
Bowers of San Augustine county. The
two officers, through a ruse, finally suc
ceeded in spiriting the negro away to
the parish jail at Shreveport. Bu
chanar. was next taken to the jail at
Henderson and a company of militia
was ordered out to protect the negro
from violence. A mob formed and it
was feared a collision with the troops
would result in serious bloodshed.
Two more companies of militia were
dispatched to Henderson, and yester
day, when the negro came here he was
guarded by five companies of militia.
JOYCE HELD FOR TRIAL.
Cashier of Wisconsin Bank Must Face
the Music.
Madison, Wis., Oct. 18. John H.
Joyce, former cashier of the Dane
county bank at Stoughton, was held
for trial at the conclusion of his pre
liminary examination in the municipal
court, on the charge of receiving de
posits after he knew the bank was in
solvent. His trial is set for Nov. 5.
Bail was continued in the sum of
$5,000. The bank's failure, about two
years ago, was caused by the loss of
about $40,000 loaned to a Texas land
company in which Cashier Joyce was
interested. When arrested in Chicago
last winter Joyce made a protracted
fight against being brought back.
STRETCHING THE LIMIT.
Nature Splits Even in Supplying Sets
of Twins.
Boone, Iowa, Oct. 18. There is
probably no man in the country other
than Mr. Weir of South Omaha, who is
visiting Boone, who can lay claim to
being the father of eleven twins—
twenty-two childien. It is said that
th« mother was partial to girls, while
the- father preferred boys. Nature hm?
satisfied them both, for at each birth
came a boy and a girl. Mr. Weir's two
eldest daughters are married to twin
brothers. Within twelve hours of
of these daughters
gave birth to twins, a boy and a girl.
Mr. Weir's offspring enjoy the best of
health.
MILLION FOR WATER.
Highland Canal and Power Company
Takes Option on Power.
Duluth, Minn., Oct. 18.—The High
land Canal and Power company
taken an option to purchase the Jay
Cooke water power on the St. Louis
river for $1,000,000. The conipany
plans for the extensive tlevelopment of
water power here and have taken bold
of the Jay Cooks proposition, which
has been a prospective source of water
power for many years., The company
has not abandoned its original pi«n»
REAL SMITHEREENS.
Traih Scatters Part of Grain Separafo?
Over Quarter Section.
Faisgo. N. D., Oct,18.—The Northern
Pacific.pastenger train on.the South-
western branch to fidgeljr, struck a
threshing machine on a crossing near
Warrten lasfnlghfc The nuuthine ^waa
•beta* pulled tof tr*«tku eulne,
I torn off, but no one was kfileiv
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