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Willmar Tribune.
By" The Tribune Printing Co.
Most Important Happen
ings Told in Brief.
Mrs. Elsie Sigel, widow of Gen.
Franz Sigei of cival-war fame, and
grandmother of Elsie Sigel, who was
murdered last August by a Chinaman,
is dead at New York. She never had
been told of her granddaughter's
Bishop Cyrus D. Foss of the Metho
dist Episcopal church, who has been
honored by every Protestant denom
ination, was stricken with paralysis
while riding in a trolley car in Phila
delphia and is in a critical condition.
Miss Marjorie Gould, the beautiful
young daughter of Mr. and Mrs.
George J. Gould, is to be the wife of
Anthony J. Drexel, Jr., of Philadel
phia. The engagement was announced
by the parents of the bride-to-be.
When Gilford Pincnot, ex-forester of
the United States, walked to the ros
trum at the meeting of the Civic fed
eration at Washington he was ac
corded a reception that bordered on
Nathan Straus, the New York mer
chant and philanthropist, has broken
down nervously under the strain of
fighting for the children's tubercu
losis preventorium at Lakewood, N. J.
William Averill Harriman and Van
derbilt Webb are Yale freshmen, who
stand at the head of their class, ac
cording to the scholarship announce
Gerrit J. Diekema, stalwart Repub
lican of Michigan and member of
Speaker Cannon's house organization,
announces that he is a candidate to
succeed Speaker Cannon because he
believes that Cannon will not be a
candidate himself for re-election.
For the purpose of teaching college
students the evils of intemperance,
Herman Yerkes of Bordentown, N. Y.,
has glveu 110,000.
Max Pam of Chicago has offered a
prize of $1,000 to the students of Notre
Dame university for the best thesis
dealing with the subject of religion
in education.
Because of a clash with the New
Vork police in the shirtwaist makers'
strike, Inez Milholland, the Vassar
graduate, was in a police cell for an
The Franco-Canadian trade treaty
will go into effect February 1. Canad
ian customs officials will be instructed
immediately to admit goods from
France to Canada at the reduced du
Attorney General Major of Missouri
declares his intention of investigating
the methods of the alleged meat trust
and other combinations, with a view
of giving the consumer a relief from
the exorbitant prices now being
charged for meat and foodstuffs of all
Charges that Secretary of the In
terior Ballinger had been involved in
petty grafting for the benefit of a
member of his family were filed by
Representative Hitchcock of Nebraska
in a statement addressed to the house
committee on expenditures.
For the third time the house of rep
resentatives passed a bill giving sep
arate statehood to the territories of
New Mexico and Arizona. The vote
was taken amid applause. The ab
sence of opposition to the measure
was the most striking feature of the
Joseph Marok, who, it is alleged, as
saulted hi3 bride of three days and
threw her into a well in Fairfield,
Conn, Saturday night and left her
there for dead, and his supposed com
panion in the assault, Bartoni Lasky,
were arrested at the Union station in
Springfield, Mass., when they came to
the baggage room and presented a
check tor the woman's trunk contain
ing her bank books.
The doors of the Citizens' National
bank, Evansville, Ind, were closed, at
least temporarily, or until the affairs
of the bank can be investigated fully
by J. C. Johnson, a national bank ex
aminer. It is the opinion of the direc
tors that the depositors wil be paid in
full, and it is believed the stockholders
will be assessed the full value of their
Gov. A. O. Eberhart of Minnesota is
Bued a proclamation calling a state
congress on conservation and agricul
ture in St. Paul March 16-19.
Eight-cent milk for New York city is
expected as the result of the state
investigation of milk prices conduct
ed there.
A plan was launched at a meeting
of the board of directoss of George
Washington university to raise $2,000,
000 as an endowment fund within the
next three years. Henry C. Perkin$,
member of the board, made an initial
subscription of $50,000 toward the
Arbitration of the wage dispute be
tween the Illinois Central railroad and
Its telegraphers was taken up in Chi
cago by I. G. Rawn, president of the
Monon J. A. Newman, vice-president
of the Order of Railway Telegraphers
and Prof. B. H. Meyer of the Univer
sity of Wisconsin.
In a freight wreck on the Colorado
Midland railway near Leadville, Col.,
four men were killed and three others
Barrett Eastman, 46 years old, for
merly dramatic critic and editorial
writer on Chicago papers, committed
«uicide by poison at Biloxi Miss.
The Northern Pacific coast train No.
7, west-bound, left the track a mile
and a half west of New Salem, N. D.,
and piled in the ditch. Fourteen per
sons were injured seriously.
Four thousand families in the low
er Allegheny river valley and on the
lower north side of Pittsburg left their
homes for the night when warned by
the United States weather bureau
that the ice gorge at Freeport would
surely break.
Italy, Spain, Turkey, Switzerland
and some parts of the British empire
are favored as trade customers of the
United States in proclamations issued
under the Payne tariff law by Presi
dent Taft. Germany and France are
on the outside.
John R. Walsh, 72 years old, bank
president, railroad magnate and pub
lisher, whose name was once a
synonym of all that Is powerful and
influential in the business world, en
tered the federal prison at Fort Leav
enworth, Kan., exchanged his name
for a numeral, and took his place
among the thousand convicts there.
He lost in his long battle for free
dom in the final legal skirmish when
the United States circuit court of ap
peals denied his application for a new
President Taft received the govern
ors of 30 states, who have gathered
at Washington to discuss problems of
state and national Interest, at the
White House.
The Lumber Carriers* association of
the Great Lakes held its annual meet
ing in Detroit.
The Argentine naval commission
has advised the government to author
ize the construction of two Dread
nought battle ships of 28,000 tons each.
The proposed vessels are to have a
speed of 22 knots an hour and will
carry 12 guns of twelve-Inch caliber.
Fire applied by her present owners,
a junk concern, destroyed the famous
old frigate and Massachusetts nautical
training ship Enterprise at Point of
Pines, Mass. The vessel was burned
to secure the metal used in her con
Subway franchises passed as the
'last act of Tom L. Johnson's admini
stration as mayor were repealed by
the city council on a strict party vote.
The plan for a $75,000,000 subway sys
tem was included.
Edwin D/Faber, a constable from
Mendota, 111., shot and probably fatal
ly wounded Miss Sadie Tauser in a
crowded cafe at La Salle and then
killed himself, falling dead over her
A step toward the deportation of
Japanese insane in California institu
tions, sending them to Japan to be
come charges of their own govern
ment, has been taken by Consul Gen
eral Nagai at San Francisco.
With main and mizzen top gallant
masts carried away in a storm last
Thursday, the ship W. H. Smith, from
Chemainus, B. C, for Port Natal, Af
rica, was picked up in distress off
Astoria, Ore., by the steamer Washte
Patients in one of the wards of the
Beth Israel hospital at New York be
come panic stricken and the safety of
400 was endangered when a bottle of
ether was ignited and set fire to the
furniture in the room.
Residents in New London, Conn.,
thought an earthquake had overtaken
them when William Bennett deliber
ately placed a stick of dynamite close
to his breast and touching off the fuse
blew away half of his body.
Carl E. Kitchen, a fireman, was
killed and ten persons injured, in a
collision between the St. Louis-Mem
phis special on the Illinois Central,
bound for St. Louis, and a freight
train near Pinckneyville, 111.
The Turkish government is holding
12,000 troops in readiness to be sent
to Crete.
The petition for a writ of certiorari
in the case of John R. Walsh, former
president of the Chicago National
bank, and owner of several railroads,
under sentence to five years' imprison
ment in the federal prison at Leaven
worth, Kan., on the charge of misap
plying the funds of the bank, was de
nied by the supreme court of the Uni
ted States.
To fill 12 vacancies in the New
York city hall 2,024 applicants for
jobs as office boys took the civil serv
ice examination.
Ifirpe aMhH »t Ihp Hlv riOMU:il in
St. Louis from tetanus, or lockjaw,
due to freezing of the feet, have
aroused physicians. All cases of the
kind hereafter will be treated with
antitetanus serum.
A great conference on uniform legis
lation by the states, called by the Na
tional Civic Federation, opened in
Washington, President Taft making
the first address.
Cutting the estimates nearly $1,000,
000, the committee on appropriations
reported to the house of representa
tives the urgent deficiency appropri
ation bill for the current fiscal year,
carrying altogether $5,003,816 The
largest items are for $1,568,490 for the
military establishment and $1,023,569
for the treasury.
The annual convention of corn
growers and stockmen and the free
school for housekeepers opened at
the University of Illinois in Cham
An adroitly worded resolution com
mending ex-President Roosevelt, con
gratulating President Taft and indors
ing the policies pursued by Gifford
Pinchot while chief forester, with ref
erence to the leasing of grazing land
and forest reserves to stockmen, was
adopted by the American Live Stock
association at Denver.
A concurrent resolution Introduced
in the New York legislature proposes
to put that body on record against the
federal income tax. The resolution is
drafted along the line of Gov. Hughes'
special message, recommending the
nonratification of the federal tax.
One passenger was killed, a brake
man was fatally injured and nine oth
er persons were seriously hurt in a
head-on collision between two passen
ger trains on the Chicago, Milwaukee
& St. Paul railroad at Keystone, 25
miles west of Cedar Rapids, la.
President Taft, it is authoritatively
learned, is in favor of raising the
wreck of the American battleship
Maine, which rests at the bottom of
the harbor of Havana, so that all the
world will know whether the explo
sion which destroyed the battleship
originated inside or outside of the
PAUL, MARCH 16-19.
The Governor Points Out Meeds of the
State In the Preservation and
Conservation of Our Great
Natural Resources.
St. Paul, Jan. 19.—Governor A. O.
Eberhart today issued a proclamation
calling the first annual Minnesota
Conservation Congress to meet in the
municipal auditorium at St. Paul,
March 16, 17, 18 and 19, 1910. The
proclamation is as follows:
That an era of new and complex
development is opening in Minnesota
there is no doubt. The soil and cli
mate of the state are second to none.
There exists within the borders of
this state untold opportunities for the
development of farms, mines, forests,
water power, reclamation of swamp
lands and construction of roads as
well as the necessity of more railroad
To determine by a congress of rep*
resentative men, interested in all lines
of business and social endeavor, what
the resources of this state are and
Gov. Adolph O." Eberhart.
how the rapid and intelligent develop
ment of Minnesota may best be as
sisted, will contribute greatly to the
advancement of this commonwealth
to the front rank of the states.
The development of unused lands
conservation of soil fertility of lands
•ttW under cultivation increase of
production per acre on the farms
careful handling of mineral resources
to eliminate waste preservation and
perpetuation of the forests scientific
drainage of swamp lands improve
ment of public roads extension of in
dustrial and agricultural education
study of the practicability of water
power and the continuance of the best
sanitary conditions to insure public
health, are all subjects which must be
considered and agitated in order to
give force to a state wide movement
for the development of Minnesota.
A New Era of Pioneering.
The time is here for a new era of
pioneering. Men and women are com
ing into the west and northwest as in
the days of old, but they must come
and expect to come without facing the
hardships endured by the first pio
neers. They will open the virgin re
gions of Minnesota, creating new
wealth and at once contributing to
public maintenance. How to assist
these people to the advantages en
joyed by the older and more highly
developed regions, giving them good
roads, educational institutions, trans
portation facilities, mail routes, health
ful surroundings, telephone lines and
markets in which, to buy and sell, is
one of the problems which citizens of
Minnesota may well consider in a
meeting of representative men and
For many years parts of this state
have been severely subjected to sin
gle cropping. Thousands of farms
have been compelled to yield year af
ter year the same ciops until the soil
is wearing out and profits have un
doubtedly been reduced. These soils
must be given back the elements of
plant life or they will cease to pay
dividends on the increasing valuation.
Vast Timber Resources.
While the state of Minnesota has
vast timber and boundless mineral re
sources, agriculture is a condition to
control, to a large measure, the indus
trial activity of the people in towns
and cities. Only a little more than
one-third of the land in the state
suitable for agricultural purposes is
now under cultivation. These lands
should be opened and handled to in
sure the best returns to the tiller of
the soil.
Another demand has followed this.
Get Together on Suggestion of the
United States.
Tokio, Japan. Japan and Russia
have reached a complete agreemnt on
the subject of the neutralization of
the Manchurian railways proposed by
the United States. The newspapers
here generally admit the benevolent
intentions of Secretary Knox, but
there is no evidence of a lessening
of the opposition to his plan on the
ground of impracticability.
Stabs Him, Binds Up His Wounds and
Oskaloosa, Iowa. After fatally
stabbing his friend, George Par
tfy, 55 years old, and helping surgeons
whom he had summoned, to bind up
the wounds, John H. Harlow escaped
on horseback. No definite cause for
the stabbing is known. Parry, a
wealthy land owner, had apparently
been on the most friendly terms with
Harlow, one of bis tenants.
The farmers should be giveh every
possible opportunity to secure the
knowledge of prabtical, scientific agri
culture, the profits to be gained by
crop rotation the inorease possible
by creative and seleotive breeding or
plants and animals. These things
generally known and applied will re
sult in immense improvements in pro
Knowledge of Live Stock Needed.
To develop and extend the dairying
industry necessitates more general
discussion and knowledge of breeding
lire stock. Great progress has already
been made in this state and if the
work is encouraged and extended,
Minnesota will have in ten years a
profitable market in other states and
abroad for high priced cattle which
combine milk and beef.
Good roads must be built to enable
Minnesota producers to meet the com
petition of other producers in states
having better transportation facilities,
nearer markets and improved country
roads. The cost of hauling our prod
ucts from the farm to the market is
excessive in comparison with the rail
road charge for hauling similar prod
nets and will remain in excess of the
cost in other states unless our roads
are improved. Practical, intelligent
work on the highways of the state
will reduce the cost from a half to
two-thirds, broaden the scope of the
farmer's market and add to the
Water Power Development.
The source of many rivers and
with thousands of lakes scattered over
its broad domain, Minnesota has un
questioned opportunities for the de
velopment of water power. Discus
sion of these unharnessed streams
and their possibilities by practical en
gineers is to be desired that the peo
ple may realize that it rests with
them whether they shall have cheap
power and at the same time conserve
the fuel resources of the state.
At once one of the healthiest re
gions in the United States, the natural
advantage undoubtedly needs guard
ing in the cities, in the homes and
school houses. How best the publlo
health may be preserved and improv
ed is a question for wide discussion
which will have for a result general
education of the people to desire and
secure the most healthful conditions
The impractical idea of taking a
boy from the farm to teach him farm
ing is overcome by incorporating in
the courses of the rural school, the
elements of practical, scientific agri
culture and with the study goes indus
trial training for the boys and domes
tic science and art for the girls of
the farm. The extension of these
studies and how the system can be
best fostered by consolidation of these
schools, is a subject worthy of the
most earnest consideration.
Experience has shown than farmers'
institutes, the so-called "short bourses"
and similar meetings have had a wide
influence, adding not only millions to
the value of production, but improv
ing the conditions of life. That the
citizens of Minnesota should join in
such a movement for conservation and
agricultural development seems fitting
when the governments of earth have
come to deem expenditures of time
and money for research, discussion
and agitation looking toward the crea
tion of a strong public sentiment for
better living, more important than any
other line of work.
Taking into account, therefore tbsse
vital considerations for the welfare
of the state, I hereby proclaim the
holding of the Minnesota Conservation
and Agricultural Development Con
gress, in the municipal auditorium, in
the city of St. Paul, on March 16, 17,
18 and 19, 1910, and earnestly iavite
the entire citizenship of the state to
participate and co-operate in carrying
out the plans for this gathering Miat
its purposes may be fully realized
Secretary of State.
St. Paul, Minn., January 17, 1910.
Hundreds of Barrels Are Taken From
Water Near Sauk Center.
Sauk Center.—Sauk lake is being
robbed of all .its fish and will soon
be without any, if action is not tak
en immediately. The lake presents
the appearance of a little settlement
of huts, from which barrels of fish
are being taken every day. Local
merchants are being supplied and
shipments are being made to the
cities. Most of this fishing is illegal,
as many of the men aie fishing with
out licenses.
This lake is seven miles long and
formerly abounded with game fish. It
has a magnificent shore line and is
very picturesque, both in winter and
Can't Scold Hubby.
LeSueur.—Because he said, his wife
"jawed him too much," and that he
"did not want to lrte in hell all his
life time," Herbert V. Van Guilder,
having shown the coart that he had
provided for his helpmeet, although he
had left her, was exonerated from a
charge of desertion in the district
Rev. Francis E. Clark of Boston Has
the Distinction.
Tokio, Japan. The emperor gave
an imperial audience to Rev. Francis
E. Clark of Boston, founder of the
United Society of Christian Endeavor,
who was presented by Ambassador
Dr. Clark has the distinction of be
ing the first person to be received
by the emperor because of his promi
nence in Christian work.
Campaign Skeleton Comes Out.
New York, N. Y. Campaign
speeches, written to order subject to
the approval of Tammany leader,
Charles F. Murphy, and curt little
newspaper articles, "knocking" Wil
liam Jennings Bryan, were among the
slight services rendered in further
ance of former Lieutenant Governor
Lewis Stuyvesant Chanler's presiden
tial boom in 1907, according to tha
testimony adduced at the trial of the
suit of William P, Clarke to recover
$20,000 from Chanler for alleged ierv
icea as a publicity promoter.
Insurgents Given Recognition by
Choice of Madison ef Kansas.—
Six Progressives Bolt, But Meet
ing Is Not Very Warlike.
Washington, Jan. 20.—The caucus
of republican members of the house
named the house side of the Ballinger
Pinchot Investigating committee and
incidentally rejected Rainey of Illinois,
one of the two Democrats selected by
the Democratic caucus as the house
minority's representation on the in
vestigating committee.
The six men selected include three
"regular" Republicans, McCall of
Massachusetts, Olmstead of Pennsyl
vania and Denby of Michigan, one "in
surgent" Republican, Madison of Kan
sas, and two Democrats, James of
Kentucky and Lloyd of Missouri.
The caucus lasted three hours, and
while characterized by considerable
scrimony was a good deal more peace
ful than most members had expected.
Even at that there was a bolt of six
insurgents led by Cooper of Wiscon
sin, the others bolters being Lenroot,
Nelson and Cary of Wisconsin, and
Davis and Lindbergh of Minnesota.
In several speeches, strong objec
tions to both James and Rainey were
voiced, the objectors claiming to ex
press the views of President Taft.
There was no objection to either of
them personally, but it was urged,
especially against Rainey, that their
alleged extreme partizanship would
unfit them for a judicial investigation.
Against Rainey was cited activity
in "stirring up trouble" for the Re
publican administration in Panama
canal matters.
The matter will probably come up
in the house, and it is expected that
the Democracts to a man will vote to
repudiate the Republican caucus ac
tion. Incidentally there is the ques
tion which could not be answered as
yet, whether in the circumstances
Lloyd will consent to serve.
Parliament Building Costing $16,000,
000 Completely Destroyed.
Constantinople, Jan 20.—The palace
of Cheragan, where the Turkish par
liament meets, was entirely destroyed
by fire. The loss is great as the
Ifnilding alone cost about $16,000,000.
The fire originated between the priv
ate apartments reserved for the sul
tan and the chamber of deputies and
is believed to have been due to de
fective heating apparatus, although
there have been reports current that
reactionary agents were responsible
for it.
The fire started shortly before noon
and a strong wind fanned the flames
which spread with great rapidity.
Little furniture and" very few of the
Important documents were saved.
Practically all the achieves of the
chamber of deputies, including impor
tant bills and* the budget estimates
were burned. As a consequence, the
business of parliament will be seri-.
ously interrupted.
Pure Food Expert Promises to De
liver Address.
Washington, Jan. 20.—Governor
Eberhart of Minesota, has received
assurances from Dr. W. H. Wiley of
the chemistry bureau of the depart
ment of agriculture that he will visit
Minnesota at the request of the gov
ernor and speak at the state conserva
tion convention. Immediately upon
receiving the invitation Dr. Wiley
took up the matter with Secretary
Wilson and received assent to the
proposition that the chief .chemist
shall fill the engagement.
Dr. Wiley is so well known on ac
count of his part in the work of en
forcing the pure food law that he will
be a distinct card on the program of
the Minnesota meeting.
Taft Invited to St. Paul.
Washington, Jan. 20.—An invitation
was extended to President Taft by
David Hememan of Detroit to visit
St. Paul in August to attend the con-J
ference of municipalities, at which 400
mayors will be in attendance. The
President promised to give the re
quest due consideration.
Jamestown, N. D., Physician Marries
Chicago, Jan. 19.—Relatives of Dr.
David McLain in Jamestown, N. D.,
are waiting to welcome home the G.
A. R. man, who is 70 years old, and
his 24-year-old Chicago,, bride, who
formerly was Miss Jennie Graves, of
5644 Green City. The physiciaa/s
family has known Miss Graves six or
seven years. The couple were mar
ried in Chicago Saturday.
The Essence of Life.
Life is not only for work. It is for
one's self and for one's friends. The
degree of joy that a man finds In his
work is due to two things: The In
tensity and fulness of his vitality, and
the congenial character of the work
Itself. When one Is thoroughly well
and vigorous, the mere Joy of living,
of merely being alive, la very great
At such a time the nature of tha work
does not matter to a large extent. Tha
sense of having power at your com
mand, «md the delight of exerting It
Hints to Old Friends That He Does
Not Expect to Live Out
Leavenworth, Kan., Jan. 20.—On a
little iron cot in a cell of the federal
prison here, John R. Walsh, who be
gan serving a five-year sentence for
misapplying the funds of the Chicago
National bank, spent his first night
in the penitentiary.
If the change from a luxxurious
room in his Calumet avenue mansion
in Chicago to a small barred space
worked a hardship with the prisoner
he did not show it by his actions. He
has accepted his new situation with
smiling good grace.
He was outspoken in his approval
of the kindly manner in which he was
The new surroundings did not make
Mr. Walsh, who is now known as
"Convict 6861,' nervous. He sat calm
ly in his cell and read until the big
gong sounded "lights out' 'at 9 o'clock.
Then he disrobed and retired. When
a' guard passed the cell a few min
utes later the ex-banker was sleep
ing peacefully.
When the convicted banker was
shown his cell he asked several ques
tions about the rules governing his
Live Out His Sentence?
But behind his brave front there
is believed to be a secret belief in
his own mind that he will never live
out his sentence. It became known
that while Mr. Walsh was talking in
private with an old friend a man like
himself, with white bair, whom he has
known for a half a century, he re
marked sadly: "I don't believe I shall
ever live out my sentence if I am
not pardoned."
Little attempt was made to teach
the new prisoner the rules, prison offi
cials thinking it best not to burden his
mind with the details of prison life
until he had become thoroughly rested
from his trip here.
Many persons who saw the convict
ed financier enter the prison with
sprightly step and smiling counten
ance predicted a relapse would follow
when he was settled inside the walls.
It was said that Mr. Walsh was
straining every point to make him
self appear cheerful before his
friends. Few men even two score
years younger than this grey-haired
convict have walked so calmly into
prison as did he.
Warden R. W. McClaughry, an old
personal friend of Mr. Walsh, was
one of those who feared the prisoner
might suffer a relapse. But, after
talking with him he said: "Mr. Walsh
is bearing up well. I am surprised
at the vitality he shows. I do not
predict a relapse. He will probably
be able to take up some regular em
ployment in a few days."
Has a Good Appetite.
One thing that has given confidence
to the friends of the prisoner is his
good appetite. His first meal in pri
son consisted of warm biscuits, fried
potatoes, onions and plain coffee. Mr.
Walsh ate heartily.
Immediately after Walsh's friends
departed from the prison his photo*
graph was taken. Another convict
acted as photographer. The photo
graph showed Walsh in the street
clothes in which he arrived.
In a few days, after he has recov
ered from the fatigue and excitement
attending his trip from Chicago, a
second photograph will be taken. As
he is in poor health Mr. Walsh was
sent to the hospital for observation.
It is said that he will be assigned
to duty in the prison library.
His duties in the library will be
those of special clerk to the librarian,
Chaplain Franc J. Leavitt, in the
work of overhauling and recataloging
the books. As there are over 7,000
volumes to be handled, the work
promises to be no easy job.Jbut it is
believed that it will prove congenial
to the prisoner, who is a great reader.
License Carries at Montevideo.
Montevideo, Minn., Jan. 20.—The
following is the result of the city elec
tion here: Mayor A. L. McCargar
treasurer, J. O. Anderson justice of
the peace, H. E. Hoard and Elias Jac
obson alderman, F. E. Bentley, T. G.
McKay, H. Levoy, P. J. Mettlmg,
Louis Thompson. License was car
ried by forty-three votes.
Minnesota Man Ends Life.
Marshal, Minn., Jan. 20.—Joseph
Nicholson commftteed suicide by
shooting- himself at his home. He
was 40 years of age and is survived
by a wife and two children.
Carrie Nation Visit Pierre.
Pierre, S. D., Ja* 20.—Carrie Nation
was in this city and left on her way
to the Black Hills. She delivered a
lecture, but did not try any stunts
while here.
Two lowans Are Recognized For
Medals for Drowning.
Pittsburg, Jan. 20. The Carnegie
hero fund commission announces that
17 more heroes had been added to
the,, list. There were five silver and
12 bronze medals awarded and about
§19,000 in money. The acts of hero
ism cover rescues from drowning,
electrocution, trains. The heroes in
clude Frank S. Weik, Walker, la.
and Charles W, Weld, Waterloo, la.'
even In coal shoveling or selling goods
is enough. When one Is full of life,
the mere feeling of fresh water or air
on the skin, the taste of the plainest
food, the exertion of muscular effort,
the keenness of one's vision, the sight
of color In the sky, or the sound of,
the wind or the waves—it takes noth
ing beyond these to make one Jubi
lant, enthusiastic.
German Farm Land All Tilled.
Then are no deserted farms la Ger
Most of Them Believe He Will Ac
cept—Visit to Columbia Mo., to
Be Paid by Committee on
Minneapolis. Prof. Albert Ross
Hill, president of the University of
Missouri, has been offered the presi
dency of the University of Minnesota
to succeed President Cyrus North
rop. The general opinion of those
who are seeking him is that he will
accept the offer.
For a time the regents expected to
bring Dean Frederick S. Johns, form
erly of the engineering college of the
University of Minnesota, now of the
college of arts and sciences at Yale,
back to this state, but opposition caus
ed the withdrawal of the name.
Although there are several educa
tors on the list of the regents, the
name of President Hill is declared to
be almost their unanimous choice. It
is expected that the selection will
be made within the next few weeks,
though the committee of the regents
appointed to visit the various educa
tors under consideration may take ac
tion in a week. Of this committee
ex-Governor John Lind, is chairman,
and the other members are B. F. Nel
son, President Northrop, Pierce But
ler, and Dr. William J. Mayo. Messrs.
Lind and Nelson, and possibly Mr.
Butler, were to go to various institu
tions of the country to discuss the
topic of a new president, but they
may go to no other place than Mis
President Hill is among the best ed
ucators of the country. He was born
in Nova Scotia, Oct. 4, 1869, and re
ceived his first education in a coun
try school. He went to Pictou, N. S.,
academy and to Dalhousie university,
Halifax, where he received A.B. hon
ors in 1892. Following this he went
to Cornell, where he received his Ph.
B., in 1895. He was at Heidelberg,
Berlin and Strassberg in 1893-4 and
at Clark university, Worcester, Mass.,
in the summer of 1896. He received
his LL. D. at the University of South
Carolina in 1905.
His first tutoring experience came
In Nova Scotia from 1885 to 1887. He
was professor of psychology at the
state normal school at Oshkosh, Wis.,
in 1895 and 1897, and following this
he was made associate professor of
philosophy, in 1897, of the University
of Nebraska.
From 1898 to 1903 he was professor
of philosophy and director of the
psychological laboratories at the same
institution. In 1903 he went to the
University of Missouri as professor of
educational psychology and dean of
the teachers' college. Since then he
has advanced to the head of that
institution. He is a member of Sigma
Xi fraternity and numerous education
al organizations.
High Officials of West Virginia to
Visit State University.
Mormontown, West Virginia.—Gov.
ernor W. E. Glasscock, President Bur
ling of the University of West Virgin
ia, and members of the state board of
control have left on a tour of edu
cational institutions of the Middle
West. Western colleges and universi
ties are to be studied with a view to
modernizing the University of West
Virginia. The Universities of Minne
sota, Wisconsin, Illinois, Michigan and
Chicago and a number of normal
schools will be visited.
Returns to Mankato But Attorneys
Say Her Stay Will Be Brief.
Mankato. Mrs Grace Ledbeter,
defying the threat to blow up
the building where she was negotiat
ing for rooms, has returned to this city
from Spooner, Wis., but her attorneys
give it out that her stay will be brief.
They say that she returned merely to
pack and ship her household effects.
The police have been trying to trace
the writer of the threat.
Lo Merely Used Whisky to Allay His
Washington, D. C.—President Taft
has granted a pardon to William
Deschamps, a Flathead Indian of Mon
tana, because of his poor health. The
man was found guilty of having intro
duced liquor into reservation and was
sentenced to 60 days in Jail. He had
taken the liquor with him in obedience
to his physician's order to allay his
suffering from tuberculosis.
Fairfax Will Have a National and
Two State Institutions.
Fairfax.—For many years this vil
lage has supported two state banks
with combined capital and assets of
more than $400,000 a third one is in
process of organization. E. F. Sell,
Fairfax's pioneer merchant, Is the
principal promoter, and will become
the active head of the concern. It
will be organized under the federal
law and will be capitalized for $25
Treasury Finds Revenue Fund Nearly
$1,463,000 Short.
St. Paul.—The state treasury is in
worse shape than it has been for sev
eral years. The revenue fund is near
ly $1,463,000 short. Of this amount
$848,000 has been borrowed from
banks and $515,000 has been drawn
from other state funds. The law au
thorizes an overdraft of $600,000 from
the other funds for the benefit of the
revenue fund, and the balance must
be borrowed.
Prof. Albert Woods.
Assistant chief, bureau of plant in
dustry, department of agriculture at
Washington, D. C, who has accepted
the position as dean of the Minnesota
School and College of Agriculture. Ho
will take charge in February.
Twin City Business Man Pass Reso
St. Paul. About forty-five men,
representing the common councils of
Minneapolis and St. Paul, the Uni
versity of Minnesota, the Commercial
clubs and other commercial organiza
tions of the Twin Cities, met with the
board of government engineers in the
St. Paul Commercial club rooms, and
discussed the proposed 30-foot dam
near the Soldier's home.
Just before the meeting adjourned
a resolution was passed urging the
board of engineers to recommend to
congress that the work on the dam be
continued that the base of the dam
bs made sufficient to accommodate a
height of 30 feet and that congress
be asked to postpone a final decision
regard to the disposition of the
power till the legislature of Minne
sota could meet and make provisions
for municipal action.
Underwood Heads Fair Board.
St. Paul.—J. M. Underwood, of Lake
City was elected president of the
Minnesota State Fair, by a vote of
163% to 156.
F. W. Murphy of Weaton was elect
ed to succeed himself on the board of
state fair managers. State Senator
Dar A. Hall, in compliance with the
ruling of the attorney general that he
was not eligible, resigned and Charles
P. Craig of Duluth was elected in his
place. To succeed William E. Lee of
Long Prairie, Thomas H. Canfield of
Lake Park was elected.
For the positions of first and second
vice presidents, C. M. Griggs of St.
Paul was elected to succeed John H.
Beek of St. Paul, and E. J. Stillwell of
Minneapolis was elected to succeed
John J. Furlong. W. W. Sivright of
Hutchinson, president of the Minne
apolis Implement Dealers' association,
was elected to succeed J. M. Under
wood on the board.
Minnesota Dairymen Meet.
Hutchinson.—President W. F. Schil
ling, of Northfleld, called to or
der the thirty-second annual con
vention of the Minnesota Dairymen's
association, and expressed his pleas
ure at finding such a large attendance.
The mayor welcomed the visitors, J.
R. Morley of Owatonna responded,
and the officers of the association
made their reports. The addresses
of the afternoon were by Rev. Samuel
Currie of Park River, N. D. O. A.
Storvick of Crookston, and F. M.
Wolfe of Montevideo. To-morrow
evening the citizens of Hutchinson
will give the dairymen a banquet.
Train Wrecked Near Afton.
Hastings.—An extra freight train,
in charge of Conductor C. P.
Upton, of Minneapolis, was wreck
ed near Afton. The caboose and
five cars loaded with coal were de
railed. The accident was caused by
a flange of the fifth car breaking.
The caboose turned over twice and
the occupants, Conductor Upton, John
Black, brakeman, and Bat Staffen, pro
prietor of the Phoenix hotel of this
city, were injured. Upton received a
sprained back, and severe bruises and
Black and Staffen were rendered
Merchant Is Bankrupt.
Winona.—William Burns, referee in
bankruptcy, has declared Henry C.
Wermager, a general merchant of
Houston county, a bankrupt on a peti
tion in involuntary bankruptcy, which
has been filed with the referee. This
petition bears the signatures of cred
itors as follows: The Spring Grove
Bottling Works, of Spring Grove,
Minn. Thomas D. Murphy Company,
of Red Oak, Iowa Red Wing Union
Stoneware Company, of Red Wing,
Minn., and the Robert A. Johnson
Company, of Milwaukee. The total
amount of the claims made is in ex
cess of $600.
Citizens of Minneota, Minn., Give Rea
sons For Not Erecting High School
Marshall.—The residents of Minne
ota have failed to gain another ex
tension of time in the matter of erect
ing a high school, which they were
requested to do two years ago by
George A. Alton, state high school in
spector. The arguments advanced are
that there is not enough attendance to
warrant it and that the diplomas grant
ed by it would not be as good as those
from other schools.
St. Paul Man Reunited With His
Brother Aftftr 47 Years.
Bowling Green, Ohio, Jan. 16.
Separated while serving in the Union
army during the Civil war, H. W. Ster
ling of Bowling Green and C. A. Ster
ling of St. Paul, Minn., met here for
the first time in 47 years. Neither
knew of the other's whereabouts until
H. W. Sterling, recently by chance
learned this his brother was living in
St Paul.

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