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Willmar Tribune.
By The Tribune Printing Co.
Latest News of Interest I
Boiled Down for the
I Busy Man.
Willie Hoppe, champion at the IS 1
and 18 2 style of play, announced his
retirement from professional billiards.
He will become a partner witn Ins
father-in-law in the clothing business.
Senator Gamble of South Dakota de
livered a long speech in defense of the
findings of the investigating commit
tee in the Lorimer case. He declared
that the evidence did not show that
Lorimer had any personal knowledge
of bribery having been practiced in his
behalf. Therefore Mr. Lorimer's right
to his seat could not be questioned.
That Capt. Robert E. Peary came
within 1.6 miles of the north
near enough to establish his claim of
having been at the exact spot—is the
decision of the National house com
mittee on naval affairs, which rec
ommends that Captain Peary be re
tired with the rank of rear admiral.
A crowd of 25,000 cheering specta
tors saw a new American endurance
record in aviation set at San Fran
cisco when Phillip O. Parmalee re
mained aloft in a Wright biplane for
3 hours 39 minutes and 49 1-5 sec
Capt. Charles Barr. the famous
skipper of the yachts Reliance and
Columbia when they successfully de
fended the American cup, died sud
denly of heart disease at Southamp
ton, England.
David Graham Phillips, the novelist
and writer upon sociological problems,
who was shot down in the streets of
New York while on his way to the
Princeton club by Fitzhugh C. Golds
borough, an eccentric violinist, died
of his wounds at Bellevue hospital.
Orders have been issued by the war
department to move United State?
troops, with pack trains, from Fort
Sam Houston to Brownsville, Laredo,
Eagle Pass and Del Rio, to patrol the
Mexican border and prevent further
shipments of arms and ammunition
to the Mexican revolutionists from
their agents in the United States.
A permanent tariff board of five
members to investigate all questions
for the benefit of congress is pro
vided for in a bill unanimously
agreed upon by the house committee
on ways and means. The bill, effec
tive July 1, contains substantially the
provisions of the Longworth and Dal
zell bills.
With renewed rioting. In which
two clothing shops were wrecked, a
new walkout of several hundred gar
ment workers and an addition of
more than $7,000 to the strikers' cam
paign funds, the Chicago garment
workers' strike broke out again with
greater bitterness than has been dis
played at any time since the begin
ning of the long controversy.
President Taft Issued peremptory
orders to the American minister at
San Domingo that there must be no
war between San Domingo and Haiti.
These two nations have been quarrel
ing for over a year about a frontier
line. Both armed for the conflict and
sent troops to the scene of trouble.
What Is believed to be the fastest
railroad trip on record between Wash
ington, D. C, and New York was made
when J. Plerpont Morgan was whirled
from one city to the other over the
Pennsylvania railroad In three hours
and fifty-six minutes.
Svendens, the Danish aviator, while
flying at Copenhagen in a Voisin aero
plain, discovered when at a consider
able height that his machine was on
Are. Descending as quickly as possi
ble, he reached the earth just In time
to avoid serious injury.
The health of William Sprague, for
mer governor of Rhode Island, who is
In Paris, is such that his death would
not be a surprise to his family, al
though his physicians say that he may
live many months.
In the stomach of Sallie L., an in
sane woman who died at the Missouri
state hospital at St. Joseph, were
found 1,446 separate articles of hard
ware and household utensils. These
Included 453 nails, 9 bolts, 105 safety
pins, 115 hairpins, 136 common pins
and a quantity of table utensils.
A plan to assault the Vermilion
county jail at Danville, 111., and lynch
Harry Thomas, negro, confessed as
sailant of Detective Charles Saunders,
was discovered by Sheriff John T.
Shepard. A score of deputy sheriffs
was rushed to the jail and an armed
patrol placed around the building.
Luke Lea, Independent Democrat,
practical owner of the Nashville Ten
nesseean-Amercian, and youngest poli
tician in Tennessee with any degree of
success, was named by the general as
sembly of that state to succeed to the
c*sat held by U. S. Senator James B.
New Orleans won the first round of
the fight for the location of the Pana
ma exposition, when the exposition
committee of the house at Washing
ton by a vote of 9 to 6, decided in fa
vor of it as the site for the fair to
celebrate the opening of the Panama
canal in 1915.
Protesting against certain decora
tions on the battleship Utah, Mrs. H.
O. Owen In Washington spoke of Brig
ham Young as a "treacherous rebel."
Word was received in Winnipeg
from Montreal that Chief Engineer
Switzer of the Canadian Pacific rail
[wayJMd died there of_pn«umoBia,
Charles J. Barth, one of Denver's
wealthiest men. Is authority for the
statement that Former Senator Thorn*
as M. Patterson has sold the Rocky
Mountain News of Denver to Senator
Simon Guggenheim.
State Bank Examiner C. A. Glazier
of Utah has assumed charge of the af
fairs of the Utah Banking company's
banks at Lehigh and American Fork,
Following" a quarrel, John Drost,
twenty-two years old, shot and killed
his father, Peter Drost. fifty-five years
old, and wounded his nineteen-year
old sister. Phoebe, on their farm near
Northbend, Wash.
David Graham Phillips, author and
writer upon sociological problems, was
shot down as he was on his way to the
Princeton club, New York city, by Fitz
hugh C. Goldsborough, a professor of
the violin, who had lived at the Rand
School of Social Science. After firing
six bullets into the helpless author,
Goldsborough turned his Colt magazine
revolver upon himself and sent a bullet
into his brain. The cause for the shoot
ing is not known.
Organization of the Republican Pro
gressive league by progressive Repub
lican senators, representatives, gover
nors and others—an organization which
will seek to "fight for the establish
ment of popular government'—was
announced at Washington. A declara
tion of principles was signed, a consti
tution adopted and officers elected.
Senator Jonathan Bourne, Jr., Oregon,
was made president.
Mexican soldiers numbering 200 men
were ambushed by rebels in the moun
tains between Ojmaga and Cuchillio
Parrado, Mexico, and more than 100 of
them were killed. Only fort/ of them
escaped, so far as is known.
Another American aviator broke an
other American record when Philip
O. Parmalee, in a Wright biplane, re
mained in the air nearly four hours
at San Francisco. Parmalee was up
3:39:49 1-5.
The division headquarters, freight
houses and passenger station of the
Chicago, Milwaukee & St. Paul rail
road at Aberdeen, S. D., were burned.
The loss is estimated at $100,000.
A countrywide investigation which
the treasury department has started,
it Is declared in New York city, has
disclosed discrepancies in the wrapper
and filler statistics of tobacco imports
from Cuba which have deprived the
government of between $3,000,000 and
$5,000,000 annually for the last five
The Haltlen and Santo Dominican
governments have both accepted the
proposal of Secretary Knox to submit
to arbitration the delimitation of the
frontier, which has been the cause of
serious disputes between the countries.
To provide sustenance for the men
who are expected to engage in a gen
eral strike at Los Angeles in the
spring in an attempt to unionize that
city, the California building trades
council adopted a resolution for the
purchase of an industrial farm.
The commission of fine arts, which
was asked by President Taft to de
cide whether the District of Columbia
should be allowed to build a reforma
tory near Mount Vernon, has decided
that it sees no objection to such ac
tion on esthetic grounds.
The war department does not view
with favor the project for a joint en
campment of the National Guard of
Nebraska, Kansas, Missouri and Okla
homa, and possibly of Iowa, in Sep
tember next at Lake Contrary, near
S Joseph, Mo.
Mrs. Ella Service Bassindale, twen
ty-two years old, fell dying into the
arms of Rev. R. S. Smith at the rec
tory of St. James' Roman Catholic
church, Kenosha, Wis. A few minutes
before the young woman had swal
lowed carbolic acid.
Following the posting of notices
threatening all negroes If they did not
"quit the town," the last of 150 ne
groes left Hominy, Okla. The trouble
started two months ago, when negro
tenants were given leases on cotton
Five millions of Americans have
hook worm. This is the fact of pri
mary importance disclosed through
the investigation of the origin and
progress of the disease by the crops
of experts of the Rockefeller commis
Almost complete returns show the
ratification of the constitution of New
Mexico as framed by the constitution
al convention by a majority of ap
proximately 18,000.
Officers of Canadian and American
express companies, after a conference
at New York, announced a reduction
in through rates soon to take effect
between all offices of the United States
and many of Canada.
The police of Washington are look
ing for Mrs. Adiel W. Wade, a former
school teacher, who is alleged to have
fleeced over a hundred citizens of the
national capital out of $50,000 or more
by an entirely new "game."
Andrew Carnegie announced at New
York city that he had given another
$10,000,000 to the endowment fund of
the Carnegie Institute of Research of
Washington. This latest contribution
brings the total of Mr. Carnegie's gifts
to the institution to $25,000,000.
tones E. Martine, New Jersey can
didate for United States senator, is ill
at Plainfield, N. J., of grip, accom
panied by an abscess In the head.
Declaring that the right of the Unit
ed States'to fortify the Panama canal
is incontestable, and championing a
policy looking to that end, President
Taft opened an active campaign on
that subject at, the annual banquet of
the Pennsylvania society in New
York city. The president believes that
the present session Of congress will
appropriate $5,000,000 to begin the
Peruvian insurgents have occupied
the heights of Tayabamba, 200 miles
north of the capital, and are waiting
an attack by the government troops
sent to dislodge them.
To exclude hydrophobia Gov. Edwin
L. Norris of Montana has issued a
proclamation establishing a quaran
tine against all dogs from Oregon and
several counties in Washington and
Coal and coke exports from the
United States in 1910 aggregated $45,
000,000 in value and addition to
this more than $20,000,000 worth was
supplied to vessels engaged in the
foreign trade.
The Japanese who assaulted United
States Consul Williamson at Dalny
last month wefe reprimanded and as
sessed^ a fine of 12.50 each.
Recommendations Made For State In
stitutions.—"Detention Hospital'*
Suggested as Name for
Insane Asylum.
St. Paul.—The biennial budget of
the board of control for the construc
tion of buildings and maintenance of
state institutions has been filed with
Governor Eberhart. The budget calls
for an appropriation of $4,846,207.50 for
the coming two years, of which $2,418,
857.50 is for the fiscal year of 1911-12
and $2,427,350 for the fiscal year of
1912-13. The proposed appropriation
covers the maintenance and improve
ments at the five insane hospitals, the
schools for the blind, the deaf and the
feeble-minded, the training school and
other institutions. The budget fol
Anoka State asylum
Hastings State asylum
Fergus Falls State hospital.
Rochester State hospital
St. Peter State hospital
School foi the Blind
School for the Deaf
School for the Feeble-Minded
State Training school
State Public school
State reformatory
State prison
State sanatorium
Hospital for Indigent, Crippled and De
formed Children
Girls' Industrial school
Contingent support fund available for
any and all institutions in case of
For puichasing additional lands" "for
the state institutions
State conference, Charities ana Correc
Deporting insane '.'.'.'.'.
Clinical and scientific work at hospitals
for insane, school for feeble-minded
and penal institutions
New Buildings Asked For.
The proposed appropriation for the
two coming years is an increase of
about $300,000 over the appropriation
of two years ago.
The new buildings asked for are:
Anoka state asylum—
Three cottages $170,000
House for engineer 3,000
Repairs 51,000
Hastings asylum—
Three cottages 170,000
Improvements 48,900
Fergus Falls hospital—
Improvements 39,800
Rochester hospital—
Improvements 78,500
St. Peter hospital—
Improvements 155,100
State Training school—
Assembly hall 50,000
Improvements 46,000
State Public school—
Cold storage 15,000
Improvements 24,000
Addition to main building.. 25,000
Granite wall 25,000
Industrial building 40,000
Improvements 51,000
State prison—
Repairs 2,000
Sanatorium at Walker—
Domestic building 70,000
Improvements 54,700
Hospital for Indigents—
Improvements 3,500
Girls' Training school—
Two cottages 64,000
Office building 15,000
Hospital 35,000
Improvements 19,500
Total for improvements .$1,316,300
Valuation Runs High.
The value of the property, land,
buildings and improvements and per
sonals at the state institution is
placed at $9,195,203.96 by the board,
which is divided as follows:
*. „*. *.
First State asylum, Anoka 680.37
Second State asylum, Hastings 683
Fergus Falls State hospital 1,075 6
Rochester State hospital 972 16
St Peter State hospital 859 14
School for the blind. Faribault 50'
School for the deaf, Faribault 62
School for feeble minded, Faribault 858 3
State Public school, Owatonna 308 5
State Training school, Red Win 401 57
State reformatory, St. Cloud
State prison, Stillwater
State Prison, Stillwater—new addition
State sanatorium. Walker
State industrial school for girls. Sauk Center
Hospital farm for inebriates, Willmar
State hospital for indigent, crippled and deformed
cildren, St. Paul
Indeterminate Sentence Urged.
Many recommendations in the gov
ernment of state institutions and crim
inals are urged by the board. A strong
recommendation is made in favor of
the indeterminate sentence. With this
plan the board feels that it can be
more at liberty to parole its prisoners
and the men who are released, know
ing that if they violate the conditions
of their parole they are liable to be re
turned for an indeterminate period,
will make greater efforts to obey the
The report calls attention to the
crowded condition of the insane hos
pitals and recommends either a new
hospital for the aged and senile which
will relieve the state institution of sev
eral hundred of its patients, or the
building of another insane hospital.
In discussing the question of the care
of insane people the board urges the
erection of detention hospitals
throughout the state.
The board believes that if the hos-
One Man Killed in Free-For-AII Saloon
Winona. Henry Dingfelder, 30
years old, is dead as a result of a
bullet 'wound and Al Childs, proprietor
of a so-called roadhouse at Bluff Sid
ing, Wis., just across the river from
Winona, is in the Winona county jail
charged with the crime.
The shooting took place in the bar
room of the Childs' saloon.
Football Dates Arranged.
Minneapolis. Minnesota's foot
ball program for the coming sea
son will commence with Ames on
Sept. 30th and end at Champaign, 111.,
on Nov. 25, with Illinois, according to
the schedule which has been arranged
by the Minnesota authorities. The
schedule is as follows: Ames, Sept.
30, at Minneapolis South Dakota, Oct.
7, at Minneapolis Nebraska, Oct. 21,
at Minneapolis Iowa, Oct. 28, at Min
neapolis Chicago, Nov. 4, at Minne
apolis Wisconsin, Nov. 18, at Madi
son Illinois, Nov. 25, at Champaign.
pttate for the Insane were called de
tention hospitals, instead of insane
asylums, the feeling of disgrace held
by the relatives of the insane persons
would to a great extent be relieved.
The board also recommends that each
county pay half the cost incurred for
the care of its insane.
Other recommendations made by the
board are for a separate reformatory
for women, an amendment of the pa
role provisions, the purchase of addi
tional lands for state institutions, a
clinical and scientific investigation of
the criminals and a change in the title
of the Minnesota Industrial School for
Girls to "The Minnesota Home School
for Girls."
Five Hundred Expected to Attend
Convention at Fergus Falls.
Fergus Falls.—This city is making
preparations to entertain the North
west-Central Educational association,
which is to hold its annual' convention
here Feb. 16 and 17. Between 400
and 500 teachers are expected to at
The convention will open in the even
ing of Feb. 16 and the general sub
ject for discussion at this meeting
will be "The Status of Education in
Minnesota." Addresses will he deliv
ered by George B. Aiton, state high
170,900 00
317.600 00
108,750 00
168,900 00
51,000 00
245.700 00
226,000 00
school inspector, and E. C. Higbee, su
perintendent of the new agricultural
school, established by the state, at
Morris, Minn. George W. Cooley, sec
retary and engineer for the state high
way commission, will also deliver an
address on good roads, and will tell of
road making methods in vogue in Eu
rope and in the eastern states.
Visiting teachers will be given an
opportunity to inspect the Fergus Falls
school Friday afternoon, and at 10 a.
m. of that day a school officers and
rural teachers meeting will be held
under the direction of the county su
perintendent, Charlotte M. Knudson.
C. G. Schultz, state superintendent of
public instruction E. G. Quigley, of
the college of education at the state
university, and S. A. Challman, state
graded school inspector, will address
this meeting.
A short general program will also be
presented late in the forenoon and the
general subject will be "English in
the Public Schools." Among the
speakers will be President Bohannan,
of the Duluth Normal school, Miss
Stella Woods, of the Normal Kinder
garten, of Minneapolis, B. G. Martin
and Miss Nellie A. Chase, of the Moor
head normal, A. G. Arvold, of the
North Dakota Agricultural college,
Mae Decker, of Minneapolis, and
The address of the evening will be
of Acres
of Land
336,848 59
1,270,118 49
841.223 01
1,056,633 44
370,673 60
1,555,923 26
246,108 19
113,480 84
17,968 03
39,763 10
161 65
delivered by Professor E. G. Lewis, in
structor in English at the University
of Chicago, and the author of several
text books and other works.
Albert Lea.—The Albert Lea corn
special the first train of its kind ever
run in this state, has gone into history
and in the four days the towns along
the line of the Southern Minnesota di
vision of the Milwaukee from La
Crosse to Pipestone and the line from
Wells to Farmington on the same road
were covered. In all, forty-two towns
being visited. The last day over 1,200
people heard the lectures and in all
over 6,400 were instructed.
The interest shown was remarkable.
Division Superintendent E. G. Per
kins was with the train all the time
and rendered every possible assist
ance, as did Passenger Agent Wil
loughby and the entire train crew.
Hotel Hart at St. Paul Has Midnight
St. Paul. By jumping from
windows to the roof of an adjoining
building, fifteen women and ten men,
guests at the Hart hotel, escaped with
their lives, when fire of a mysterious
origin threatened to destroy the three
story brick building and was finally
extinguished with an estimated dam
age of about one thousand five hun
dred dollars.
Auto Driver Face3 Suit.
Pipestone. Robert Leonard, of
Tracy, who tipped his automobile over
near Belview, throwing William Hagen
out and killing him, has been bound
over to the grand jury on the charge
of manslaughter. The complaint
against Leonard was made by A. C.
Grannis, father-in-law of the dead
man. Leonard, it is said, was driving
at a great speed when it became un
manageable and ran off into ditch at
the side of a county road throwing
out three of the occupants, badly in
jury two of them and killing Hagen.
Gov. Has a Good Time.—Hammond
Declares East Must Stand By
West and West By East.
New York, N. Y. The loyal sons
of Minnesota, about 75 strong, met in
the sunparlor of the Waldorf-Astoria
for the tenth annual dinner of the Min
nesota society of New York. It was
the occasion for many a fond greet
ing between friends who probably see
each other about once a year at the
annual dinner. The room was artisti
cally decorated and throughout the
dinner the Colonial quartet rendered
selections which were well received.
Just before the guests sat down tq
dinner all sang America. Faces of
many prominent men were seen at
the different tables and some had
como from a long distance to attend
the dinner. Governor Eberhart, the
guest of honor, traveled 1*500 miles
to be present.
Hammond Presides.
John Henry Hammond, the presi
dent of the society, acted as toast
master and seated with him at the
guest's table, besides Governor Eber
hart, were Timothy Byrnes, vice presi
dent of the New York, New Haven
and Hartford railroad W. H. Eustis,
ex-mayor of Minneapolis Henry L,
Stimson, the defeated candidate for
governor of New York C. A. Sever
ance, E. W. Winter, of the Brook
lyn Rapid Transit, F. M. Cutcheon, the,
new president of the society and.
George H. Partridge.
In his introductory remarks Mr.
Hammond declared he was sorry to
see that the West considers Eastern
ers a crowd of Wall street robbers
and that the East looked upon the
West as a country of jays. The East
must stand up for the West and the
West must stand up for the East, he
declared, for we are all a common
country, men working for one common
interest, the welfare of the nation.
Last year's president, Timothy
Byrnes, was the first speaker intro
duced. Mr. Byrnes was loucl in praise
of the self made man and was glad to
see such a high state of morals in the
Eustis of Minneapolis spoke in his
usual humorous way. He provoked
much laughter and his speech was
very well received. Mr. Eustis claim
ed that the West was the hope of the
country and looked for the United
States to lead in the universal peace
movement, and sincerely hoped that
the government would not find it ad
visable to fortify the Panama canal.
When Governor Eberhart rose to
speak everybody present arose and
cheered him heartily. Governor Eber
hart Brought with him the greetings
of over 2,000,000 Minnesotans and
said that his state was proud of her
sons in New York who made such en
viable reputations.
Just before adjournment the follow
ing were placed in nomination for offi
cers for the following year and were
unanimously elected:
President—Frank M. Cutcheon.
Vice President—William P. Clough,
George McNeir, Ogden H. Hammond,
H. C. Knox.
Treasurer—Willis B. Richards.
Secretary—Henry G. Ingersoll.
A complete list of those who will be
present follows:
Governor Eberhart, guest of honor
C. W. Dumont, Dr. Harmon Smith, H.
V. Rutherford, Ansel Oppenheim, A.
Benton, Henry W. Brown, F. W. M.
Cutcheon, John Henry Hammond, H.
G. Ingersoll, H. C. Knox, W. G. Pearce,
George McNeir, Nelson E. Clark,
Thomas S. McNeir, F. Kingsland
Smith, Carl Taylor, W. H. P. Veysey,
E. W. Winter, L. Kimball Stone, P.
J. Payne, W. B. Richards, M. V. Rich
ards, W. W. Stevenson, J. D. Brown,
Joseph Kling, Frederick Swift, W. M.
H. Lynn, C. B. Deacon, S. C. Stickney,
Q. Adams, Norbert R. Pendergast, O.
H. Hammond, H. O. Havemeyer, Ste
phen Birch, N. C. Thrall, Dr. Albert
Shaw, E. G. Handy, Timothy E.
Byrnes, Walter S. Morton, Conde Ham
lin, Charles A. Towne, A. M. Wick
wire, Thomas B. Scott, W. P. Clough,
A. M. Knox, W. M. Weber, C. A. Sev
erence, F. J. Chipman, R. F. Kellogg,
Sherman Finch, H. L. Stimson, Noel
Gale, O. H. Cutler, W. R. Begg, T. D.
Cochrane, C. C. Fairchild, C. S. Gug
genheimer, Dr. Williams, Marion J.
Pike, Albert Clark, William M. Lynn,
S. M. Jarvis, H. J. Horn, Will Rice,
George H. Partridge, R. F. Kirk, M. A.
Hayes, Frank R. Atwood, W. H. Eus
tis, Eugene Hay, Max Toltz, H. D.
Second Degree Verdict Rendered Car
rying Life Imprisonment.
Duluth. Charles Molodroski, the
seventeen-year-old boy who shot and
killed Policeman Harry Chesmore
on a street car Jan. 6, was found guilty
of murder in the second degree in the
district court. The penalty is life
Elections Committee Agrees Unank
mously to Report Him.
St. Paul. The senate com
mittee on elections unanimously
agreed to report that Senator Ahmann
was entitled to the seat in the senate
which he is now occupying. John Em
mel, his opponent, contested Mr. Ah
mann's election on the ground that
Ahmann was not a citizen of the Unit
ed States. But the committee de
cided that no affirmative proof of this
had been brought.
Several to Lose Jobs in New York,
Loeb Announces.
New York, N. Y. Collector Loeb
is given in the New York World as
authority for the statement that a high
official of the port, a chief clerk in
one of the departments, and 10 other
officials, are to be dismissed for al
leged complicity in the customs scan
dals of recent years. Confirmation is
obtained at the office of the United
States district attorney.
City Gasps at List of Subpoenas—Spec
ulation Rife as to What Judge
Will Say When He
"Tells All."
Danville, Illinoins. Vermillion
county's grand jury investigation of
vote traffic has involved its instigator,
Judge E. R. Kimbrough as well as
half of the most prominent Democratic
politicians in Speaker Cannon's home
county who have been drawn into the
Judge Kimbrough summoned to tes
tify before the grand jury.
Mayor Piatt also asked to testify.
Bringing up ef elections more than
18 months ag, ordered excluded by
Judge Kimbrough.
Court's own election to be examined.
Testimony by Charles Knox, unsuc
cessful candidate for sheriff nomina
tion, and Peter Sanichas, prominent
Greek politician.
Mayor and Judge Kimbrough an
nounce they will go before inquisitors
and unreservedly tell all they know.
Blow Falls and City Gasps.
A list of subpoenas were given the
sheriff's office for immediate service.
The city gasped at the suddenness
with which the blow fell and at the
names on the list.
Many of the subpoenas are issued in
direct defiance to the express instruc
tions of Judge Kimbrough to the grand
jury last week, when he said it was
empowered only to investigate alleged
traffic in votes during the last 18
The court's interpretation of the law
exempted his own election from the
The order also excluded from exami
nation the election of State's Attor
ney John H. Lewman and Mayor Louis
Following is the list of men for whom
subpoenas were issued, the action fol
lowing hard upon the appearance of
Charles Knox, unsuccessful Republican
candidate for sheriff at the primaries,
before the grand jury:
E. R. E. Kimbrough, circuit judge
Mayor Louis Piatt, elected 21 months
ago, of whom Judge Kimbrough was a
strong supporter Earl Chambers, a
chauffeur, who has been summoned to
explain reports that he drove Candi
date Piatt and Judge Kimbrough about
the city on the day of the mayor's
election to carry money to the workers
at the polls James Meeks, master in
chancery of the circuit court George
L. Harroun, a law clerk in the office
of Master in Chancery Meeks Clint
C. Tilton, editor of the Press-Demo
crat, a Danville Democratic morning
newspaper Harry Campbell, Demo
cratic committeeman from the Seventh
ward Percy Piatt, son of Mayor Piatt
Chris Liens. Mayor Piatt's private sec
retary Will Connors, a politician
Fred (Dr.) Vutrich, deputy sheriff and
guard at the door of the grand jury
room, who was objected to by Foreman
Woodyard, but later was accepted.
Theodoro Anderson, a politician
Charles Weese, an election judge at
Westville Lou Nolan, politician.
Unsuccessful Candidate Heard.
One witness was Charles Knox,
unsuccessful candidate before the pri
maries for nomination as sheriff. He
was prepared to explain the rumor that
he had been told by the head of a
local political organization it would
cost hini $3,000 for the organization
and $4,000 for that body "to spend."
The report has it he refused and be
came known as the "candidate without
any money" and lost the nomination.
Much speculation is rife as to what
information will be given by Judge
Kimbrough himself, who "started it."
He was asked if he would refuse to
farther back than 18 months—in short,
if he would refuse to testify concern
ing his own election. He said he would
not refuse, but would tell all he know.
Chambers was communicative. He
said he was prepared to say he drove
the automobile, that he made several
Mayor Piatt said this money was
spent chiefly in keeping together his
organization, which he characterized
as the most complete ever brought to
gether in Danville, having three men
to each block.
Death for Burglary.
Montgomery, Alabama. The low
er branch of the legislature passed
a bill making burglary of a residence
at night a capital offense.
Twin City Markets.
Minneapolis, Jan. 26.—Wheat, May,
$1.04% July, $1.05% No. 1 northern,
$1.05% No. 2 northern, $1.03% No.
1 durum, 90c No. 3 corn, 41c, No. 3
white oats, 32c barley, 90c No. 2
rye, 80c No. 1 flax, $2.67.
Duluth, Jan. 26. Wheat, May,
$1.06% July, $1.07% No 1 northern,
South St.* Paul, Jan. 26—Cattle
Steers, [email protected] cows, [email protected]
calves, [email protected] hogs, [email protected]
sheep, yearlings, [email protected]
Chicago Live Stock.
Chicago, Jan. 26.—Cattle—Market'
steady to shade lower beeves, $4 [email protected]
7.00 western steers, $4 [email protected] stock
ers and feeders, [email protected] cows and
heifers, [email protected] calves, [email protected]
Hogs—Market [email protected] lower light,
[email protected] mixed, [email protected] heavy,
[email protected] rough, [email protected], good to
choice heavy, [email protected] pigs, $7.40
Sheep—Market steady native. $2.5d
@4.40 western, $2.70® 4.35 yearlings,
[email protected] lambs, native. $4.25©6.25.
trips from the First National bank to I from taxation the bonds of public cor
different parts of the city, on each of
which bags of silver were carried. He
said, however, he did not know what
was done with the money.
St. Paul, Jan. 20.—A comprehensive
educational bill abolishing the board
of regents of the state university and
eliminating every educational board
was submitted tflr the house commit
tee on education by Representative
W. T. Stone of Park Rapids. It calls
for the creation of an entirely new
system of educational supervision in
Minnesota and is along the lines of
the recommendation made by Govern
or Eberhart to centralize responsibil
ity in state government.
Mr. Stone proposes the creation of
a state educational commission to con
sist of five members to be appointed
by the governor. This board is to
act in a supervisory capacity over
every state educational institution in
the state.
W. I. Nolan's resolution providing
for a record of the roll calls on the
final vote on all bills, considered^ by
the committee, passed the house by a
large majority.
Representative C. E. Stone, of St.
Paul, introduced a bill providing for
an appropriation of $500,000 for the
construction of a historical library mu
seum and a collection of historic relics
for the State Historical society.
"Representation shall be based on
population, except in cities of 100,000
or more, in which case the population
shall be double that of other sections
as a basis of representation." The
above amendment to the constitution
of the state of Minnesota was intro
duced by Senator Works in the senate
and was referred to the committee on
Senator Wilson Introduced a bill
regulating liquor licenses and brewery
control. Senator Wilson's bill pro
vides that it shall be unlawful for any
brewery or wholesale liquor house or
their agents to assist in procuring a
saloon license or own or rent any
building in which the liquor is re
New liquor option rules for cities of
the fourth class were proposed by Sen
ator Sageng in a bill introduced before
the senate.
His bill provides that a petition
signed by 10 per cent of the voters
in any village or town of the fourth
class was sufficient to compel the clerk
of the town to put the question of
liquor licensing or not liquor licens
ing on the ballot at the next election.
At least 10 voters must sign the pe
tition, however, even though there are
less than 100 voters. The number of
voters shall be the number who cast
their ballots at the last election.
A bill giving the railroad and ware
house commission authority to regu
late telephone companies was intro
duced in the house by Representative
Schwartz. It would compel telephone
companies to conect with intersecting
lines of other companies where this
action would improve the service.
Any city that appropriated funds
for the relief of the fire sufferers at
Baudette and Spooner, without author
ity in its charter, will have their acts
legalized if a bill introduced by Sena
tor Sullivan is passed.
St. Paul, Jan. 21.—A tabulated esti
mate of the appropriations desired by
the University of Minnesota was
placed on the desk of members of the
senate. The list tell a story in figures
of the improvement plans for the next
biennial session now in the minds of
the members of the board of regents.
As already published, it totals $5,499,
New Tax Law Is Proposed.
Speaking before the senate commit
tee on taxes and tax laws Samuel
Lord, a member of the state tax com
mission, declared the present Minne
sota statute, providing for assessing
property at its full value, had resulted
in innumerable violations of the law.
"We need provision for a new basis
of assessment," Mr. Lord said. "Prop
erty should be assessed at 50 per cent
of its real valuation, or even less.
County assessors should be substituted
for village assessors. Under the pres
ent plan, the job of the village asses
sor is cheap and sometimes it is auc
tioned off or given to pensioners. As
the law now stands, the man with
lots of property gets the best of the
At the committee meeting approval
was given the Wallace bill exempting
porations, and recommendation will be
made that it pass. Approval was also
given the measure exempting from
taxation the property of fire relief as
sociations. A sub-committee composed
of Senator Boyle, Sundberg and Gun
derson was appointed to examine the
bill providing a tax on mortgages.
Senator Boyle of Eveleth, has been
invited to deliver the Lincoln Day
address in St Paul, on the occasion
of the annual celebration of that
event. Notable men have been invit
ed to address this gathering in the
past, notably Frank B. Kellogg, Jo
seph B. Cotton and others.
But His Victim, a Deputy Sheriff, Will
Likely Recover.
Opelousas, Louisiana. Oval Boul
ard, a negro, who shot Chief
Deputy Sheriff Edgar Lefleur of
Evangeline Parish was lynched at
Ville Platte. The negro was taken
from the jail and hanged to a tree.
Officer Lefleur, who was shot while
attempting to arrest the negro on a
charge of discharging fire arms, will
Judgment For Mrs. Mansfield.
New York, Jan. 23.—An order in
favor of Susan Mansfield, widow of
Richard Mansfield, was made by Judge
Ward of the United States circuit
court. He directed that final judg
ment for her for $8,785 be entered
against the American Play Company,
unless the company filed answer to
her complaint within 10 days. The
widow alleged that she was to re
ceive $10,000 royalties for two ^years'
rights to Mansfield's dramatization of
"Beau Brummel." She averred that
she received only $1,215, however.
St. Paul, Jan. 25.—The county op
tion fight is on. Following a long ser- -M
ies of conferences, with long debates as ^M
to whom should introduce the naeas
ure, whether it should first appear in
the house or senate, the measure fin
ally was introduced in the house to
day by Representative Henry Rines, of
Mora. It was immediately referred
to the temperance committee.
This committee is pledged to report
it out promptly to the house so its
discussion will commence at once. In
the senate the same measure will be
introduced by Senator Victor L. John
son, of Chisago* county
The new measure is the result of the
work of Rev. C. Charles W. Stark and
of P. J. Youngdahl, superintendent of
the Anti-Saloon league.
Mr. Stark says that as to its intent
it is practically the same as the bill
introduced two years ago, although
some of the provisions are different.
It provides for the submission of a
county option measure at special elec
tions to be held on other than general
or primary election days.
A petition of 25 per cent of the vot
ers of the county will be sufficient to
cause such an election. After an elec
tion is to be held under the provisions
of the bill, another election is not to
be held for three years subsequent to
that time.
If the county votes "dry," then,
after a lapse of sixty days, the saloon
men must dispose of their property
and the county lid goes on.
Elections on county option are to be
held on days other than primary and
general election days.
Judges of election shall represent 1
different sides of the question.
Sixty days' advance notice of the
election is to be given.
A simple majority of the votes will
determine the result of the election.
Penalty for violation of the county
option law if passed will be a fine of
from $30 to $100 or imprisonment of
from 30 to 90 days.
Seed For Fire District.-
Representative G. Mattson's bill
setting aside $25,000 for purchasing
timothy, clover, red-top and other
grass seed for the homesteaders in the
northern Minnesota forest fire district
for reseeding their lands, passed the
A bill introduced by Representative
Cal E. Stone sets apart $25,000 for a
statue of Alexander Ramsey, first ter
ritorial governor of Minnesota. The
statue is to he erected on the capitol
Andrew Anderson of Lakeville pro
poses a separate state prison and re
formatory for women. In a bill he
provides authority to the board of con- JPj
trol to expend $25,000 for acquiring
not less than 160 acres for such insti
Senator W. S. Dwinnell's bill per
mitting the city of Minneapolis to in
crease the rate of interest on its per
manent improvement bond issue from
4 to 4% per cent was passed.
A loan board to invest state funds
in first mortgages on farms is proposed
in a bill by Representative S. N. Lee,
of Rollag. This measure authorizes
the creation of a board, consisting of I
the governor, attorney general and "j
state auditor, who shall have the pow- J?
er to loan the state and school funds
which may be available to the farmers
of Minnesota. Only 30 per cent of the
value of a farm may be loaned, and in *k,
no case shall the amount exceed $2,
000. &
The rate of interest is placed at 4 'Zp.
per cent.
A resolution calling for a legislative „~j
investigation of the state drainage
commission was submitted to the house
committee of the Minnesota legisla
ture. The committee consists of Rep
resentatives Thomas Kneeland, Al
bert Pfaender and C. H. Warner.
This action was taken after the ,.\
legislature had heard certain charges ~l
preferred by C. H. Warner of Aitkin 1«
county and W. Brown of Koochiching
county, which they considered of such
serious nature that an investigation
should follow.
Representative Warner, who is be
hind the movement, explained what
he termed the lax and incompetent
work of the commission, with the
use of maps of northern Minnesota
counties. He outlined the drainage
work which has been carried on, its
alleged impracticability as well as
the comparative cost of digging the
state ditches.
Specific charges were that the con
tracts for ditch No. 68 in Aitkin coun
ty had not been let until after the
work had been completed. Another
charge was that Engineer Ralph of the
state drainage commission had writ
ten the board of county commission
ers of Aitkin county that one ditch
contract had been let at 7% cents
a cubic yard and when the bill came
in it was rated at 12 cents a cubic
Home Rule Leader Again Chosen Pres
ident of Irish League.
Dublin, Ireland.—John E. Redmond
was unanimously re-elected president
tf the United Irish league. The league
adopted resolutions reaffirming its po
sition that no settlement of the Irish
question would be acceptable which
did not confer the right for a full self
government through an Irish parlia
ment with an executive responsible to
such a parliament.
Farrell to Get But $50,000."
New York, N. Y.—Although Charles
M. Schwab and William E. Corey
as president of the United
States Steel corporation received
$100,000 a year, James A. Farrell, the
new president, will receive but $50,
000. The finance committee of the
corporation is empowered to fix sal
aries, and it was learned that Mr. Far
rell's salary has been placed at Jus*
one-half of what his predecessors re
ceived. He will not assume his duties
until Feb. 1, after his election by the
board of directors, Jan. 24. ~L "***$$$•

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