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Willmar Tribune.
By The Tribune Printing Co.
Latest News Told
in Briefest and
Best Form.
Miss Mildred Carter, daughter of
ijohn Ridgely Carter, American minis
ter to the Balkan states, and Viscount
Acheson, son of the countess of Gos
iford, were married in London.
The Canadian educator, Prof. Gold
twin Smith, who for many weeks had
[been ill as the result of a fall, died at
^Toronto, aged eighty-seven.
I President Taft nominated William
pD Crum of South Carolina to be min
ister resident at Monrovia, Liberia.
(Crum is the negro whose appointment
by Mr. Roosevelt as collector of the
(port at Charleston, S. C, raised such
ja storm of protest in the south.
Rev. C. A. Hallberg, pastor of a
Swedish Lutheran church at Sheffield,
Pa., was found dead in a seat on a
Lake Shore train near Toledo, O.
Gen. Sir William Francis Butler is
idead in London, aged seventy-two
years. He served in Egypt and South
Africa and on special missions to
'Canada. He commanded at Aldershot
)ln 1900-1901.
Miss Margaretta Drexel, only daugh
ter of Anthony J. Drexel of Philade
lphia, was married to Viscount Maid
JBtone, eldest son of the earl of Winch
plsea and Nottingham, in London.
According to information given
from the rooms of Mrs Carrie Chap
man Catt, the suffragist leader, who re
cently went under an operation, she
has passed the crisis of her illness.
Col, and Mrs. Theodore Roosevelt
Visited King George and Queen Mary
at Marlborough house and remained
for luncheon.
William Sidney Porter, known best
under his pen name of "O. Henry,"
as the writer of short series, died at
Polyclinic hospital, New York. He
underwent an operation and never
Monsignor O'Connor, bishop of
Newark, N. J,, has been appointed by
the pope as an assistant at the throne
with the rank of a prince. A similar
honor has never previously been con
ferred in the case of a foreign prelate.
"At the first shot fired against the
American flag on an American vessel
I will level the bluff." This was the
reply made by Commander Hines,
commanding the American gunboat
Dubuque, to a threat made by General
Rivas of the Madriz force holding
Bluefields bluff, to stop by force any
vessel of whatever nationality enter
ing the harbor.
The province of Avellino bore the
brunt of a severe earthquake that was
felt throughout southern Italy. The
dead are estimated from thirty-five to
fifty and many are injured. Distress
ing scenes were witnessed as thou
sands fled in terror from their hovels,
some dying of fright. Much damage
was done to property.
General Estrada, the Nicaraguan
insurgent chief, has appealed to the
Cartago court of justice, asking its
Influence to obtain from President
Madriz a reply to his proposal of
March 14, that the United States
mediate between the two.
President Taft sent a special mes
sage to congress In which he recom
jmended that the clause of the new
(railroad bill which gives the Interstate
iCommerce commission power to inves
tigate and suspend increased rates
'filed by the railroad be modified so as
(to take effect immediately upon the
signing of the act.
Attorney General Wickersham has
rendered a decision in which he holds
|that Richard Parr is entitled to re
icover from the government the
(amount of his claim for information
{given against the so-called sugar
Itrust. Parr's information brought
labout the recovery of between $3,000,
J000 and $4,000,000.
I Senator Cullom laid before the sen
ate a memorial prepared by the Legis
lative Voters' league of Chicago em
bodying formal charges against Sena
tor William Lorimer. Senator Cullom
Offered the memorial without comment
and it was referred without comment
%o the committee on privileges and
Surrogate Ketcham of Brooklyn, N.
|S\, has ruled that a will put together
iwith a pin is void. For this reason
he has refused probate for the will of
[Warren R. Field, a manufacturer of
chewing gum, who died last March,
leaving an estate valued at nearly a
million dollars.
One of the largest "melons" ever
sliced for the delectation of stock
holders will be cut by the Singer
Manufacturing company, which has
called a meeting of directors to de
clare a $30,000,000 stock dividend to
its shareholders. The stock dividend
is 100 per cent.
The largest convention ever held by
the National Hardwood Lumber asso
ciation opened in Louisville.
The United Commercial Travelers*
association began a meeting in New
York, features of which were to be a
prosperity banquet and a monster
The* American Association of Nurs
erymen met in Denver for its thirty
fifth annual convention.
Chancellor Day, addressing the
graduating class at Syracuse, declared
jUat the automobile Is a curse and ex-
the cause of a lower
arriage rate.
The trial of Representative Lee
O'Neil Browne, accused of bribery in
the Lorimer election scandal, was be
gun at Chicago before Judge McSurely
in the criminal court when the first
few of the special venire of 100 men
were examined.
The notorious "Mad Mullah" Moham
med Abdullah, who long troubled
Great Britain and Italy in Somaliland,
was captured in a recent fight at,
Hardega by friendly natives and shot
to death.
An anti-Japanese rising of serious
proportions is being plotted, in north
ern Korea, by Koreans who are op
posed to the annexation of Korea by
Japan and who are the enemies of the
Japanese generally.
At the end of a four-hour conference
with President Taft in the executive
offices, the representatives of the
Western Trunk line committee con
I sented to the announcement that they
would withdraw the proposed in
creases in freight rates which the ad
ministration had enjoined by the fed
eral court in Missouri early last week.
With their heads beaten to a pulp
with a heavy piece of gas pipe, James,
Hardy, aged sixty-five, his wife, aged
fifty-eight, and their son Earl, aged
twenty-nine, were found murdered at
their home. A second son, Raymond,
is being held by the authorities.
Sensational charges that a rebate
'joker" is contained in the railroad
rate bill are being made by Democrat
ic senators at Washington, thereby
adding additional confusion to the
progress of the so-called administra
tion measure.
Hiram Goddard, a wealthy lumberJ
man of La Crosse, Wis., died after an
illness of three months. He was1
seventy-four years old.
Revelations of alleged grafting to
the extent of $1,555,000 from the Illi
nois Central railroad, carried on by
four minor officials of the company
and five car repair concerns, were
made in suits for accounting filed by
the railroad company in the circuit
court at Chicago. The amount said to
have been obtained by fraud repre
sents nearly one-third of the total of
$5,233,753 paid these companies for
car repairs.
Damage of thousands of dollars by
frost is reported from Worcester,
Two firemen were killed and many
others were overcome when a ware
house in Washington street, New
"iork, was damaged.
That the translators of the Bible
wrote into it the threat of eternal pun
ishment was asserted by Rev. B. H.
Barton of Brooklyn at St. Louis.
A thousand delegates, representing
every state in the Union, gathered in
Rochester, N. Y., for the annual play
congress held under the- auspices of
the Playground Association of Amer
The World's Woman's Christian
Temperance congress opened in Glas
gow, Scotland, with the countess of
Carlisle in the chair.
The new court of customs appeals
began the hearing of the cases on
its docket, consisting of appeals from
the general board of appraisers.
At Jackson, Mich., President Taft
delivered a speech at the unveiling of
a bronze tablet in commemoration of
the birth of the Republican party
"under the oaks in 1854." He pro
claimed socialism as the greatest
problem that confronts the American
people, the issue that is soon to come
and that must be skilfully met.
Chicago Mail, on the Monon rail
road, collided with a north-bound
freight train, two miles south of Low
ell, Ind., and George Galleher, brake
man, who was sleeping in the caboose
of the freight train, was crushed to
death. Several of the passengers on
the passenger train were badly sha
ken up, but none seriously injured.
By a decision of the federal board
of arbitration appointed under the
Erdman law, 27,000 locomotive fire
men employed on 49 western rail
roads will receive a general average
of ten per cent increase in wages
over the former rates. The increase
granted varies from 5 per cent, on
oil burning engines to about 18 per
cent, on the heavy types of coal
burning locomotives.
Congressman John Dalzell, who has
been declared winder of the primaries
at Pittsburg by a majority of about
400 votes, has found trouble, and Dr.
Robert J. Black, his opponent, who de
clares he has been counted out by
Dalzell's people, began a series of
suits by which he claims he will force
Dalzell to admit defeat
The Ohio Bankers* association met
in annual convention in Columbus,
Governor Harmon delivering the ad
dress of welcome.
Henry Lemm, wealthy fish dealer of
Pekin, 111., broke down in the face of
a cross-examination by State's Attor
ney Burke of Sangamon county and
confessed all the details in connection
with the raising Of the $3,500 fund to
bribe Springfield legislators. He
named John Dixon of Peoria, another
wealthy fish dealer, as the man who
raised the fund.
W. D. Elwell, former chairman of
the Iowa state Prohibition central
committee and widely known in pro
hibition circles, was killed hy a North
western passenger train while walk
ing from Marshalltown to LaMoille.
A phenomenally heavy rush of Chi
nese to Canada through Vancouver is
netting the government $750,000 per
annum. This is due to a report in
China that Canada intends to Increase
the head tax on Chinese from $500 to
A premature blast in the quarry of
the Lehigh Portland Cement company
at West Coplay, Pa., killed eight men.
No more steins are to be drained
at Leland Stanford university, Palo
Alto, Cal. The appellate court has
upheld the state law prohibiting the
sale of liquor within a mile and a half
of the institution.
A delegation of members of the
National Society of United States
Daughters of the War of 1812 un
veiled a beautiful window dedicated
to the memory of American prisoners
of the war of 1812 who were con
fined in Dartmoor prison, England,
and who helped to erect St. Michael's
church, where the window is placed.
Suit for $50,000 damages for alleged
breach of promise of marriage has
been brought In the supreme court by
Miss Esther Qulnn against Prof.
Harry Thurston Peck, holder of the
chair of Latin of the University of
His father and mother, Mr. and Mrs.
C. E. Dinehart of Siayton, had been
summoned and had kept a close vigil
at his bedside.
Treasurer Dinehart rallied strongly
from the effects of the operation and
C. C. Dinehart.
appeared to be on the highway to
rapid recovery. Monday evening he
had a sinking spell, but rallied from
that promptly. His physician and the
nurses seemed to think their patient
was progressing nicely until the sud
den relapse.
Plans Future as Death Comes.
During the entire time of his illness
he was bright and cheerful and even
last night he was hopefully discussing
the plans of his campaign in the Sec
ond district, where he was a candidate
for the Republican nomination for
Shortly before 1 o'clock Mr. Dine
hart called for a cigaret, and, lighting
it, he smoked and cheerfully talked of
politics and general conditions with
out any apparent indication of trouble.
Shortly after he had another sink
ing spell, which alarmed the nurse and
attending physician. His vitality
seemed to be entirely exhausted. He
became weaker and weaker, and al
though he struggled bravely there was
no reserve force with which to fight
off the grim enemy.
A hurried message was sent to his
father and mother, who were at the
Frederick hotel, unmindful of the se
rious turn the illness had taken. Defy
ing all the speed laws in a taxicab the
anxious father and grief-striken moth
er hurried to the bedside.
When they arrived the state treas
urer was still conscious. He smiled
feebly as the mother rushed to his
"I'm all right, mother," his lips
murmured. He smiled and shortly
after his eyes closed, his breathing be
came lighter and, without pain or suf
fering, he died as gently as if going
to sleep.
Burial to Be at Siayton.
The body was taken to the under
taking establishment of Listoe &
Wold, on Wabasha between Third and
Fourth streets.
The body was taken to Siayton
Thursday. The relatives and pall
bearers left on the same train, arriv
ing at 4:30 in the afternoon. About
20 state officials were present at the
The funeral was held in the af
ternoon at the home of the parents. It
was a simple service, conducted by
Rev. Walter Finch, pastor of the Pres
byterian church of Siayton. The in-
Governor Hughes Turns Down the Or
ganization Measure.
Albany, N. Y., June 10.—Governor
Hughes formally vetoed the Meade
Phillips "organization" primary reform
bill. The governor declares in a mem
orandum that "The bill is not a grant,
but a denial of needed primary re
form." He gives the same reasons
for disapproving the bill as were stat
ed in his special message to the legis
San Franciscan Overcome by Gas
From Vesuvius.
Naples, Italy.—An American, iden
tified as J. A. Siloan of San Francisco,
met sudden death on Mount Vesuvius.
He had climbed up the mountain,
which, since the earthquake, has
shown signs of greater activity, and
approaching too near a fissure, which
was emitting sulpuric gas, he was
overcome by the fumes and died al
most instantly.
He Smiled a Farewell to His Parents and the End Comes Peace
fully—Was Thirty-three Years old.—Planned for Fu
ture Just Before Death.—State Officials
St. Paul, Minn. After smiling a
peaceful goodby to his parents, who
had reached his bedside only a few
moments before, Clarence C. Dinehart,
treasurer of the state of Minnesota,
died at Luther hospital at 3:30 Wed
nesday morning. Death came as a
sudden shock to every one, even his
physician, Dr. Edwin I. Brown of St.
Paul, having had no intimation that
his condition was serious. He was
33 years old.
Death is the result of an operation
for appendicitis Saturday. Treasurer
Dinehart had been a sufferer from ap
pendicitis for some time. He had a
severe attack about three years ago.
Since then they had been intermittent.
During the week before he went to
the hospital he suffered from three
successive attacks.
Act As Pallbearers.
terment was in the Siayton ceme.
tery. The pallbearers were:
Governor Eberhart, Attorney Gen
eral Simpson, Secretary of State Juli
us Schmahl, State Auditor S. G. Iver
son, Charles E. Elmquist and C. F.
The honorary pallbearers were
President Cyrus Northrop of the Uni
versity of Minnesota, the justices of
the supreme court and E. H. Bailey,
of St. Paul.
Clarence Christopher Dinehart (Re
publican) was born in Chicago, April
3, 1877. In 1884 he came to Minne
sota with his parents, who located at
Siayton, Murray county, where they
have since resided. He attended the
schools at Siayton, the Central high
school, Minneapolis, and graduated
from the University of Minnesota in
1899. The same year he was elected
assistant cashier of the State bank of
Siayton. In 1902 he was elected presi
dent of the village council of Siayton,
which office and that of assistant cash
ier he resigned in the fall of 1902 to
enter the law school of Harvard uni
veisity, from which he graduated in
June, 1905. Returning to Siayton he
re-entered the banking business. In
1906 he was elected state treasurer on
the Republican ticket.
Two years ago he felt that he would
be justified in asking for re-election
and he received the nomination with
out opposition. Then he was mention
ed as the logical candidate for con
gress to oppose W. S. Hammond, Dem
Candidate for Congress.
He announced himself for the place,
with Frank F. Ellsworth. Mr. Dine
hart had said that he stood for "pro
gressive Republicanism," but aside
from this he had made no further
statement. Had he lived, the voters
of the Second congressional district
would have been flooded with litera
ture during this week and the next,
telling exactly what Mr. Dinehart
stood for as a candidate for congress.
During his three years and a half
as state treasurer, he has extended his
acquaintanceship throughout the
length and breadth of the state and in
spite of his youth, was looked upon as
a power in the political life of Min
nesota. It is generally conceded that
he would have received the nomina
tion in the Second district this fall
and if Hammond were named to head
the state ticket he would doubtless
have boen elected to congress.
He never practiced, law but was
thoroughly conversant with the worn
of a banker and is said to have dis
played considerable financial sagacity.
His father and mother and sister,
living at Siayton, survive him. He was
the only son and unmarried.
To Succeed Dinehart.
E. S. Pettijohn was made treas
urer of the state of Minnesota to suc
ceed Clarence C. Dinehart. The an
nouncement of the appointment was
made by Governor Eberhart. Mr. Pet
tijohn was first deputy in the office
of the treasurer and has held that po
sition since the time of the first term
of Julius Block, ten years ago.
When Gov. Eberhart returned from
Winona, he immediately conferred
with Private Secretary. Wheelock and
other political advisors, regarding a
successor for Mr. Dinehart. The sit
uation was carefully gone over and
it was felt that the appointment of Mr.
Pettijohn was the only logical thing.
It was regarded as impossible to ap
point any of the numerous candidates
for this office. Mr. Pettijohn will prob
ably not seek election, it is rumored.
At midnight Executive Clerk Preus
was in consultation with Mr. Pettijohn
relative to the appointment. The new
treasurer will qualify at once for the
Gov. Eberhart at Jubilee.
Rock Island, Illinois.—"Greater
Augustana" was the topic of speakers
at last night's session of the August
ana jubilee celebration. Speakers
were Gov. A. O. Eberhart, of Minne
sota Rev. D. Nylander, of Los An
geles, and F. C. Denkmann, Rock Isl
and, representing heirs who gave the
college the $200,000 Denkman Memo
rial library now in course of construc
Hurrying Expedition Designed to An
ticipate British.
Victoria, British Columbia.—Japan is
hurrying an expedition under Lieuten
ant Shirase to leave this month in the
hope of anticipating the British ex
pedition to the South pole, according
to news brought by the steamer River
Clyde, which just reached this port
Japanese professors are to accom
pany the expedition, which will be re
stricted to Japanese.
New York June 10.—Mrs. Charles
W. Allen of Kenosha, Wis., wife of the
senior member of the firm of C. N.
Allen Sons company and a director of
the Central Leather Co., appeared be
fore Justice Holt in the United States
circuit court and pleaded guilty to an
indictment charging her with having
smuggled into the country when she
arrived here last Friday on the Lusi
tania, jewelry and wearing apparel
worth about $5,000. Mrs. Allen was
lined $100.
System of Township Schools and New
Land Laws Are Resolved Upon.
One-Mill Tax for Good Roads.
Is Requested.
Strong resolutions were adopt
ed by the Northern Minnesota
Development association at the
afternoon session Friday. They
A demand for reapportionment
at the next session of the legis
A 1-mill state tax for good
roads and employment of good
roads experts.
A correction of alleged evils in
the administration of state lands.
An appropriation of $100,000
for the board of immigration.
Establishment of a system of
township rural schools and modi
fication of the present school sys
tem so as to provide for their
co-ordination with other institu
tions of learning.
Crookston, Minnesota. The North
ern Minnesota Development asso
ciation has said its last -word. The
resolutions score the state land policy
and make an appeal for reapportion
ment. The demand for reapportion
ment comes first in the resolutions, as
the people of this section believe that
their future development and fair
treatment rests, above all else, on this.
But the state land policy is criticized
more mildly than it would have been
had it not been feared that political
color would be given to the expression
of the association.
As it is, the paragraph expressing
a demand for a change in the state
land policy is in substance as outlined
by Robert J. Wells, candidate for state
auditor in an interview recently given
to the public.
Conservative Counsel Prevails.
There were men on the committee
hostile to State Auditor Iverson. There
was a disposition to make the expres
sion stronger but more conservative
counsel prevailed and the chapter was
modified. Auditor Iverson had arrived'
on the ground and it is possible that
the activities of himself and of his
friends had something to do with ton
ing down the resolutions relative to
the land policy.
The suggestion that mineral rights
be reserved to the buyer of lands was
made, but turned down, even though
accompanied by the suggestion of the
accompaniment of a 25-cent royalty.
The committee did insert a declara
tion to the effect that the timber on
land go to the settler so that he might
have an opportunity to build his home.
In view of the bar of the constitu
tion to securing what northern Minne
sota thinks she wants, F. E. McPartlin
of International Falls, came forward
with the suggestion of a legislational
convention, but this was turned down
on the ground that northern Minnesota
would not be ready for a legislational
convention until it had secured reap
portionment. It is proposed to have a
constitutional amendment placed be
fore the people with a view of secur
ing a more business-like method of
handling the state lands.
Good Road8 Paragraph.
The good roads paragraph was for
mulated by Robert C. Dunn of Prince
ton, and declares unequivocally for
better roads and for a liberal appro
priation for the maintenance of the
highway commission.
President Louis W. Hill of the Great
Northern and W. H. Gemmel of the
Minnesota and International Falls road
were present, urging a separate para
graph relative to the opening of the
233,000 acres of land in the Cass Lake,
Crookston and Duluth districts, which
was done.
A suggestion made by the represen
tatives of the Minneapolis Publicity
chib that "Upper, Minnesota" be sub
stituted for "Northern Minnesota,"
was not adopted, the delegates prefer
ing to retain the old description of
"Northern Minnesota."
Bralnerd was chosen as the next
place of meeting, the lively Crow Wing
county city meeting with no opposi
H. R. Lyons Is Held Charged With
Concealing Jewelry.
New York, N. Y. H. R. Lyon,
who is said to be the president and
vice president of several banks and
corporations in Minneapolis, was held
after an examination before Acting
Surveyor George J. Smyth in the cus
toms house on the charge of smug
gling two pearl necklaces, a brooch
and gold watch, and was sent to Ho
boken in custody of an inspector to
be araigncd before United States Com
missioner Russ.
George R. Finch, Head of Big Dry
Goods Firm is Dead.
St. Paul. —George R. Finch, presi
dent of the wholesale dry goods
house of Finch, Van Slyck & McCon
ville, St. Paul, died at his home, 245
Summit avenue, from an attack of
valvular heart trouble. Mr. Finch was
born in Mount Vernon, O, Sept. 24,
1839, and was 71 years old. He had
been connected with the present cor
poration and with its predecessor for
forty-eight years.
Little Chance for Recovery of Farmer
Living Near Dolliver, Minn.
Fairmont, Minnesota. A shoot
ing affray occurred on a farm near
Dolliver Saturday. A farmer named
McCloone had trouble with his hired
man and discharged him. The young
fellow returned with a revolver and,
ft is alleged, fired one shot at Mc
Cloone, it taking effect in his chin
and lodging in the back of his head
at the base of the brain. There is
little chance for hi* recovery.
State Normal School Board Decides To
Raise Board At Dormitories.
Winona—The increase in the cost
of maintaining the pupils in the normal
school dormitories, as shown in the re
ports of the different resident direc
tors, was the occasion for general dis
cussion at the annual meeting of the
Minnesota state normal board held
here in connection with the normal
It is shown that the cost of the
average meal is 7 cents and the
charges for board at the dormitories
do not equal that amount. It was de
cided, therefore, to increase the cost
of room and board at the dormitories.
The faculties were chosen for the
schools and the five state normal presi
dents were re-elected. The following
were present:
School Presidents—G. E. Maxwell,
of Winona Charles H. Cooper, of Man
kato Waite A. Shoemaker, of St.
Cloud Frank A. Weld, of Moorhead,
and Eugene A. Bohannon, of Duluth.
Board Members—E. Torrance, presi
dent, Minneapolis C. G. Schulz, ex
offlcio secretary, St. Paul S. H. Som
sen, Winona J. C. Wise, Mankato
Karl Mathie,. St Cloud C. A. Nye,
Moorhead J. L. Washburn, Duluth H.
E. Hoard, Montevideo W. E. Cross,
Blue Earth.
Takes Oath as U. S. Minister in Home
Town, Sauk Center,
Sauk Center. Fred Warner Car
penter, formerly secretary to Presi
dent Taft, received his commission
Sunday as envoy extraordinary and
minister plenipotentiary to Morocco.
He took the oath of office before Fay
W. Sprague, cashier of the First Na
tional bank of this city, who is a no
tary public. The papers were imme
diately forwarded to Washington.
Carpenter will leave for Washington in
about 10 days, where he will receive
instructions before leaving for his new
post. He is enjoying himself at Sauk
Center visiting his mother and chas
ing the gamy black bass in the many
lakes in this vicinity.
Mrs. Carpenter, while delighted with
her son's promotion, was visibly af
fected at the thought of him going to
a foreign land
Carpenter evaded the newspaper
men at St. Paul and Minneapolis, as
he is not anxious to discuss politics
and to get into publicity at present.
He was somewhat tired and in great
need of rest.
Two Firemen Are Overcome by Smoke
When Building Burns.
Duluth.—A $100,000 fire complete
ly gutted the Old Bradley building,
occupied by the Rathskeller cafe, the
S. H. Knok 5 and 10-cent store and
several stores
The fire started in the kitchen of
the cafe from a defective gas range.
It was the third blaze in the past nine
weeks originating there. The others
were less disastrous.
Two firemen, William McLaughlin
and John Cribbler, were overcome by
smoke and had to be carried from the
burning building.
Practically the entire fire fighting
apparatus the city was employed in
combatting the blaze which defied all
efforts for three hours. It was with
the utmost difficulty that the flames
were kept from spreading to the New
Jersey building adjoining the Bradley
block. It caught fire several times.
Rt. Rev. Timothy Corbett Is Accorded
Big Welcome on Arrival.
Crookston. Bishop Timothy Cor
bett arrived here and was extended
a warm welcome by the residents, as
well as priests from all sections of the
diocese. The greatest interest is tak
en in the installation services.
Archbishop Ireland, assisted by
Bishop McGolrick, of Duluth, will of
ficiate, while there will be in attend
ance priests from all the different
parishes of the new diocese.
Bishop Corbett was greeted upon
his arrival by the Knights of Colum
bus from Grand Forks, Duluth, Bemid
ji and surrounding towns. Tonight
Archbishop Ireland will deliver a lec
ture which will be attended by per
sons from all sections of upper Min
Surveyors and Workmen Busy On
State Grounds At Sauk Center.
Sauk Center.—Four surveyors from
St. Paul arrived here and begun work
on the Northern Pacific extension to
the site of the industrial school for
girls. Mr. Lauritzen and Architect
Johnston, St. Paul, are expected here
this week. Mrs. Fannie French Morse
has a crew of men doing the prelimi
nary work on the school grounds and
she expects building to commence in
a few days.
Good Time Will be Object of Minne
sota Meeting June 22 and 23.
Duluth. Sheriff William Bates,
of St. Louis county, will entertain
about one hundred Minnesota sheriffs
and former sheriffs, accompanied by
their wives, in this city, June 22 and
23. It will not be a business conven
tion, but one simply for social enter
tainment. Outings and excursions
have been planned, including a trip
by steamboat to Two Harbors and re
Railway Brotherhood Hears Address
by Timothy Shea.
St. Paul.—Addresses delivered by
visitors from allied orders and com
pletion of the organization of the con
vention occupied most of the time of
the delegates attending the meeting
of the Brotherhood of Locomotive
Firemen and Enginemen in St. Paul.
L. S. Coffin, president of the home for
disabled and aged railway employes,
was the principal speaker at the morn
ing session.
The membership of the railway
men's union was reduced by 2,521 in
Bath chambers of the riksdag voted
down a proposition to transfer the
head offices of the state railways of
Sweden from Stockholm to Linkoping.
The public playgrounds of Malmo
are occupied by grown people certain
eyenings of the week. They are ex
pected to conduct games of different
The housewives of Ornskoldsvlk are
in an unpleasant mood because they
have just been deprived of the ancient
right of drying their wash in the pub
lic parks.
Col. Roosevelt and his party frank
ly admitted that the car ferries run
ning between Trelleborg, Sweden, and
Sassnitz, Germany, are much finer and
more comfortable than any car fer
ries in America.
Tee labor organizations of Stock
holm have declared a boycott against
the new street railway company of that
city, urging not only all members of
labor unions but also all other "right
minded citizens" not to ride on the
cars of the company until certain
grievances shall have been removed
to the satisfaction of the labor unions.
The three men that were shut up
for several days in the Falun copper
mine by a cave-in have an interesting
story to tell. When they heard the
noise they rushed towards the open
ing of the shaft in which they were.
The foremost of them came close
enough to be hit in the head by a rock
and thrown back. This checked the
others, who did not receive a scratch.
They soon found that the shaft had
been closed both in front and behind.
The foremost of them discovered that
his left foot was pinned to the ground.
By means of a bit of iron he dug him
self loose, but he had to leave his
shoe. After they had recovered from
the first scare they began to feel
around, and they soon found that the
roof overhead was supported by two
beams crossing each other, which as
sured them that no new cave-in was
to be feared. They were without food,
without light, and, worst of all—with
out snuff! They had left their vests
and coats outside, and they suffered
from cold. They got some relief by
pressing their backs against each oth
er. The pangs of hunger did not
bother them much, but how they
longed for tobacco in some shape!
They could hear when the work of
their rescuers began, but they had
no idea how long it would last. The
sonnd of the work helped them to
keep up their spirits. The youngest
one, who is a good story-teller, cheered
up his comrades by telling about his
experiences. There was no chance to
lie down, and so they were either sit
ting or standing. Upon their return
their families looked upon them as
people recovered from the dead.
Several great,dailies on the conti
nent of Europe are rather slow in
their efforts to keep up with history
they are still talking about the health
of "King Oscar of Sweden." Some
one ought to take pity on them and
tell them that the name of the present
king of Sweden is Gustaf V.
A woman running a news stand in
Stockholm suddenly lost her reason
and began to throw out through the
windows whatever she could put her
hands on. It was easy to hear what
was the immediate cause of the trou
ble, for she cried Incessantly, "The
comet is coming!"
Fire was started by the collision of
two automobiles In Stockholm. In the
course of a few seconds the street was
of course full of curious people who
wanted to take in this fun. Bang!
went one of the rubber wheels/ and
then another, and so on. But how
quickly the people were scattered
A badger was recently killed hi the
barracks of the Svea Engineer Corps
in Stockholm. He was found in a
wood pile In the basement, and was
shot by one of the officers. The ani
mal was a wild one, and mutt have
walked, into the city at night
Prtnotpal Events Gathered in the
Old Scandinavian Countries
If any one is still in doubt as to the
real nature of the policy of Russia to
wards Finland he only needs to peruse
the last Finnish budget after the Rus
sian governor general at Helsingfors
cancelled those items that were objec
tionable to the Russian government.
According to the Russian newspaper
Retsch the governor general struck
the following: Credits for the sup
port of children's homes and of sana
toriums for consumptives and persons
suffering from skin diseases also na
tional subsidies to private hospitals,
insane asylums, and poorhouses. A
girls' school was not granted money
for room rent, and thef*archeological
commission and the meteorological
section suffered a similar fate. The
seminaries were deprived^ a chance
of procuring school ma«|rials. The
subsidies for the development of trade
schools, for the education of lecturers
on farming in the villages, for manual
training and other practical schools
were struck out as useless. For the
state archives there Is no roo*m that
can be heated, and their documents
need no binding. No money is to be
sent for improvement of the forestry
service, no* for the development of
the canals and the government estates
and the buildings thereon. The high
school of technology receives no ap
propriation for the building of a labor
atory, nor for machinery for an experi
mental station. Finally government
aid is withdrawn from those who are
engaged in making researches into
the Finnish language and literature,
altho a supreme rescript of April 17,
1908, provides tor an annual subsidy
of $13,500 for ten years in the interest
of this work. There is just one item
which it is proposed to raise, namely,
the budget of the office of the governor
general. Now the reader can see
what Russia Is driving at In Finland.
A pine and spruce plantation cover
ing 130 acres at Varberg was swept
by a destructive fire. The trees were
from 20 to 25 years old Ind were con
sidered valuable. The land belongs *v
to Rev. N. Synander, of Valinge.
About 50 marines have deserted
from the Stockholm naval station
since the beginning of the year. Most
of the deserters return voluntarily af
ter awhile unless they are captured.
For the first offence of this kind they
are disciplined, and the second time
imprisoned. It is rarely found neces
sary to resort to the latter punish
About $50,000 is in sight for a boys'
home in Aalesund.
Hay has been very scarce In south
western Norway during the spring.
A hospital for consumptives is 1B
process of construction at Hegre,
Rev. Wilhelm Hansteen, Voss, is 90
years old. He served as teacher and
preacher from 1845 to 1900.
The bed which Bjornson used during
his last sickness in Paris has been
donated to the Red Cross Society of
Tones Orstad, of Klep, who is al
most 80 years old, has married a
twenty-eight year old girl from Hauge
sund. Mr. Orstad had never been
married before.
The Kristiania Aftenposten cele-,,
brated its golden jubilee a few days
ago. Mr. Schibsted, the proprietor,
distributed as gifts among his 132
employes $13,500.
A dispatch dated Kristiania, May 26,
said that the unusual heat had melted
the snow on the mountains so fast
that the rivers had overflowed their
banks and done much damage.
No less than 500 wreaths were sent
to the funeral of Bjornson. Eight of
them were of silver. All the silver^,
wreaths and all the ribbons are kept
at the poet's office at Aulestad.
About 20,000 men were engaged in
cod-fishing along the coast of Fin
marken in the middle of May. There
seemed to be plenty of fish for all of
them. No less than 500 different con
cerns were on the ground ready to buy
the fish as soon as caught.
No wonder that Roosevelt "took
well" in Norway. Just read the fol
lowing from a great daily: "When
Mr. Roosevelt came to a station where
a great many children were gathered
and received him with enthusiastic
greetings he forgot everything with re
gard to his own health, and went out
on the platform without hat and coat
in spite of the raw, cold wind and
the rain. In a hurry one of the news
paper men handed him a hat which
happened to be several numbers too
small, and with this on his head he
walked about on the platform"
Bjornson gave a library to Storelve
dalen last fall, explaining his gift mak
ing as follows: "Storelvedalen is that
settlement in Norway where I have en
joyed the greatest good will, comfort
and bonor, and therefore I have made
up my mind to have the books that
I can spare given to the people of
Storelvedalen who are fond of reading.
As long as I live I shall increase the
collection until it finally becomes a
powerful weapon in the hands of the
farmers against spiritual oppression.
I shall also see that the collection is
not neglected after my death, but is
increased in the same spirit. There
are Christian books in great numbers
in the collection. Their number
should also be increased, but not with
such dreadful trash as religious specu
lators use as a means of fooling peo
ple to part with their money."
A patrolman in Skien noticed two
men prowling around the national
bank about midnight. They got away
before he could reach them. But after
making a detour they returned to the
same place with a third man accom
panying them. They raised a ladder
to a window. While two were on
guard the third one climbed up, broke
the window and stepped in. As no
one was in sight the others followed
him. There was no light, but the men
easily found their way to the fire-proof
safe. But they had taken only a few
steps when a bell was rung in the
room of the Gunnes, the watchman
He instantly rung up the chief of po
lice and told him that burglars had
entered the bank. Next came a mes
sage thru the telephone of this word
ing: "This Is Deputy Reinskou. 1
broke into the bank in company with
Cashier Dahl and Assistant Gauthaug.
We came here to test the electric
alarm bell. Please let us out." A
new order was given to the chief oi
police to make no trouble, and the
watchman stepped into the office and,
let the burglars out thru the door.
The burglary had been planned by
the directors of the bank, and the
electric alarm bell had proved a suc
Vigeland, the foremost Norwegian
sculptor of his day, is going to make
a bust of Roosevelt. The latter prom
ised a sitting of one hour, but he
really gave more time, which is said
to bs due to the kind offices ol
King haakon. Vigeland says that
Roosevelt is the most interesting
model he ever had.
Lars Skrutvold, of Begndal, Rlnge
rike, a tenant farmer, intended to ge
to America. But Ole N. Dokken, the
owner of the land, gave him a piect
of ground so that he may become an
Independent farmer. Lars is no long
er troubled with "America fever.*'
The oldest member of the Norw»
glan rifle clubs Is Ole Estensen Son
gaarden, of Susendalen, Vefsen. He
was born in Meraker In 1828, and
made a living as woodsman, fannei
and hunter until 80 years old. He
was also a bit of a blacksmith, and
made a shotgun with which he killed
27 white grouse in one day. He lev,
still one of the most active and en
thusiastic members of the local rifle
An Iron furnace has been started at
an experiment at the Meraker electric
power station, and It looks an if the
venture Is going to p*j.

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