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JUDGE IN TROUBLE
OTUffSATIONAL CHARGES REGARD-
ING THE "MINNIE HEALY"
WOMAN INfUCNCES DECISION
atintcsc Property in Montana Valued
at $10,000,000 Wan Awarded to
i A. Heinze on Payme nt of 100,-
000Attorneys Charge That the
Judge Wai Influenced by a Wom
an In Meinzc'M Employ.
Butte, Mont., Aug. 4. Sensational
-charges were made yesterday in the
district court by the attorneys repre
senting the Amalgamated Copper com
pany against Judge E. W. Harney, who
recently decided the noted Minnie
Healy mine case in favor of F. A.
Heinze by which the latter was given
the ownership of the property, valued,
at $10,000,000, upon the payment by
him of about $100,000.
It is charged that Harney was in
fluenced in his decision by a woman,
Mrs. Ada Brackett, past the middle ot
life and not attractive, who was in the
employ of Heinze, it is alleged, for that
purpose. The charge against Harney
Is contained in an application for an
extension of time in which
To File Affidavit*
In suport of a motion for a new trial,
It being alleged that the judge was
unluckily Influenced in his decision. An
application to the judge personally for
more time was refused yesterday,
hence the formal application and affi
davits were put on record. Judge
Harn ey has a family. He admits, ac
cording to affidavits made by a number
of persons, that his relations with Mrs.
Brackett were friendly and that- he
knew she was employed by Heinze for
the purpose of endeavoring to Influence
him in the decision, but that he would
not be and was not Influenced by her.
Several lftters that passed between the
judge and Mrs. Brackett while the
Minnie Healey case was on trial have
been intercepted and copies of them
are attached to the application.
The attorney and other witnesses
ma ke affidavits that during the trial
Judge Harney was almost constantly
Intoxicated, that he frequently visited
the room of Mrs. Brackett and that
ahe took him out driving.
POTATO PATCH A GOLD MINE.
Minnesota Crop Expected to Yield
St. Paul, Aug. 4.It is estimated that
with the average yield of 200 bushels to
the acre, 20,000 car loads of potatoes
will be shipped out of the State of Min
nesota. Estimating 800 bushels to the
car and figuring at the prevailing price
of $1 a bushel, the total amount real
ized from potatoes in Minnesota will be
$16,000,000. This will be in addition to
the amount consumed at home. Min
nesota vegetable farmers are this year
the willing victims of circumstances.
Favored by rains that have come at
critical times, they hate watched and
tended a bountiful crop, for which the
whole country waits with unclasped
purses. This state has a corner on the
market, not of its own making.
OLD GLORY FLIES IN CANADA.
Crowds Attend American Day at the
Winnipeg, Aug. 4Fifteen thousand
visitors came from North Dakota and
Northern Minnesota to attend Ameri
can day at the Winnipeg exposition.
Beautiful weather and gaily decorated
surroundings made the visitors thor
oughly enjoy the day. The Stars and
Stripes floated from the city hall
alongside Union Jack and "Old Glory"
was conspicuous on many buildings.
'A beautiful spectacle at night was the
uiege of Tien-tsin, the British and
'American troops entering the walled
city together aroused the audience of
80,000 spectators in the grandstand at
night to the highest pitch of enthusi
CANADA'S WHEAT CROP.
Yield In Manitoba Estimated at 42,-
Toronto, Aug. 4.The Toronto Agent
of the Northern Elevator company,
which has large ramifications in the
Canadian Northwest, has received a
dispatch from the company's buying
agent in Manitoba, saying: "The wheat
crop is damaged- by rust and heat. I
estimate now 42,000,000 bushels. There
will be lots of shrunken grain."
Burglars Avoided Postoffiee.
Marshalltown, Iowa, Aug. 4.Burg-
lars effected an entrance to the general
store of A. E. Medhus in Dunbar, blew
open the safe and secured $35 in cur
rency, a number of time checks and
some old coins. The village postoffiee,
located in the same room was' not mo
lested. No clue has been obtained as
Hutchinson, Minn.. .Aug- 4. Fire
started in Theodore Schuneman's gen
eral store and damaged his stock to
the extent of about three-fourths of Its
value. The stock was valued at $4,500
and the insurance carried was $3,000.
The building, owned by :he Odd Fel
lows, was damaged but little.
Ball Player Fatally Injured.
Denver, Colo., Aug. 4.At midnight
Fred Jevne, an old-time ball player
and who has been umpiring in the
Western league games here this week,
fell from a third-story window of the
Victoria hotel and was probably fa
Ore Records Broken.
Two Harbors, Minn., Aug. 4. Ore
shipments from this port during the
month of July were 1,005,600 tons,
which beats all records, and is prob
ably the record for the ore shipping
ports of this country.
GOES THROUGH A BRIDGE.
Sixteen Cars Loaded With
Dumped Into St. Louis Ri\
West Superior, Wis., Aug. 6.Yester-
day the first ore train over the new
Stony Brook cut-off of the Eastern
Minnesota went through the bridge
over the St. Louis river just above
Stony brook, fifty-two miles from here.
One man 'Was killed and three others
were seriously injured. The ore train
consisted of thirty-four cars, of which
number eight were on the main part
of the bridge when the structure gave
way. The engine went in first and
pulled sixteen cars after it. All of
them are now in the St. Louis river.
The bridge was 300 feet long, with ap
proaches something over that length,
and the entire main part of the bridge
is down. The structure was built last
fall, was of timber, and had been used
for hundreds work trains. A work
train passed over it just twenty min
utes before the ore train went through.
Wedding Feast Terminated by the
Death ot the Groom'm Father.
Duluth, Minn., Aug. 6. A religious
service and preparations for a feast
were abruptly terminated in a tragic
manner. Moses Cohen, a wealthy He
brew, went to the synagogue to wor
ship. He left his family preparing a
feast in honor of the marriage of his
son Isaac. Friends and relatives from
many Northwestern points were In at
tendance. During the progress of the
religious cervices Mr. Cohen suddenly
stood erect, his eyes fixed and staring.
The next instant he reeled and fell to
the floor unconscious. A panic was
narrowly averted among the excited
worshipers. Mr. Cohen was placed in
the ambulance and was being driven
to the hospital, but died before reach
JUDGE HARNEY DENIES.
Says He Never Wrote to or Received
a Letter From Mrs. Brackett.
Butte, Mont., Aug. 6Judge E. W.
Harney yesterday in an interview de
nied that he received letters from Mrs.
Brackett, the woman in the employ of
Heinze, who Is alleged to have in
fluenced him in his decision, and also
denied that he had written to her. The
letters filed in court, he said, were
made up by his enemies. He made
threat." against the parties connected
with the charges made against him,
and said that none of the Amalgam
ated attorneys could ever practice in
his court again, and that he would
take proceedings to that end.
HAS ANOTHER'S HORSES.
Man Arrested With Six Animals
Stolen From Another.
Redfield, S. D., Aug. 6,Eugene Hurd
of Evarts, S. D-, was arrested by the
sheriff here on the charge of stealing
six horses from a man by the name of
Durey at Evarts. The horses were
taken last Thursday night. They were
found in Hurd's possession. He will
be held here awaiting the 'arrival of
Walworth county officers. Hurd was
on his way to the Sioux City stock
SERVANT GIRL IN LUCK.
She Is Left *2O,000 by Her Former
La Crosse, Wis., Aug. 6.John Platz,
who recently died, left his entire for
tune of $20,000 to Elizabeth Gruber, his
servant girl, who had been in his fam
ily for the past six years. Mrs. Platz
died a year ago, and a son, who was
the only heir, was later drowned, leav
ing no heir, and Platz in his will gives
all the property to the servant girl.
FIND A RICH ASBESTOS MINE.
Valuable Discovery Made by Two
Prospectors Near Keystone.
Keystone, S. D., Aug. 6. Chet
Wheelock and Louis Everly of this city
have made a remarkable discovery of
asbestoc near this place, in the vicinity
of the Wealthy gold mine. The ledge
is over five feet wide, and blocks of
solid asbestos weiging 500 pounds have
been taken out at the surface.
BOY KILLS HIS PLAYMATE.
Fifteen Year Old Youth Slays
Vomiuer Fellow in Quarrel Over a
Monticello, Minn-, Aug. 6. Gerald
Bailey, aged thirteen, was shot and
killed by Ernest Elzenmeir, aged fif
teen years, because he was not quick
enough in agreeing to loan his knife-
Todd County's Fai r.
Long Prairie, Minn., Aug. 6. Ar
rangements are being made on an ex
tensive scale for the seventeenth an
nual fair of Todd county which will be
held Sept. 10, 11 and 12 at this place.
The fair association offers $2,000 in
purse-.! and premiums and promises
some fast races. Excellent attractions
have been secured which are expected
to make it the best ever held in the
C, St. P. &. M. Buys Riuht of Way.
Faribault, Minn., Aug. 6.The Chi
cago, St. Paul & Milwaukee Railroad
company has bought the right of way
through Webster township in this
county, for which was paid $4,738. This,
is for the line from Mankato to Far m
ington, and will pass through LeSueur
Center, Wheatland and Hazelwood, a
good piece of territory that is not now
served by 8- railroad.
So' to a Company.
Benson, Minn., Aug. 6The Benson
elevator, the stock of which was
owned almost exclusively by H. W
Stone, has been sold to the Cargfll El
evator company. They also bought the
Horn? elevator in Murdock last week.
Injur ed in a Runaway,
La Crosse, Wis., Aug. 6.While driv
ing John Kroner, president of the Fred
Kroner Hardware company, was
thrown twenty feet in a runaway ac
cident. His leg was fractured and he
was internally injured.
MILLIONS ON HAND.
Badger State Finances Shown to Be
in Good Condition.
Madison, Wis., Aug. 4.Wisconsin's
finances are in a healthy condition.
The report of State Treasurer David
son to the governor shbws that at the
close of business July 31 there was a
third of a million dollars in the general
fund, and nearly two millions aud a
half in all funds. The deposit of state
money in banks amounts to $1,027,-
306.19 cash on hand, $11,502.06 bonds
or. hand, $1,416,950. The balances iu
the several funds are:
GSneral fund $333,074 25
School fund 892,477 76
University fund 67,786 95
Agricultural college fund... 56,923 61
Normal fund 574,820 69
All other funds 440,675 00
Total ..$2,455,758 25
HIGHWAYMAN SHOOTS FARMER.
Ruralist's Fists No Match for the
Elk River, Minn., Aug. 4. Gus
Mortz, a farmer living here, was shot
by a highwayman at 8 o'clock last
evening about two miles from town.
He was wounded twice in the body and
once in the neck, and it Is believed
that he will not survive. His assailant
escaped. Mortz had been to towjn where
he sold a load of potatoes and was on
his way home. At a lonely spot in the
road a man emerged from the woods
and climbed into Mortz's wagon, de
manding his money. The farmer re
sponded by knocking the man down
and out of the wagon. As soon as the
robber could regain his feet he drew
a revolver and emptied it at Morltz,
three of the shots taking effect.
MINNESOTA WHEAT CROP.
Northern Pacific Statement Refutes
St. Paul, Aug. 4.The predictions of
railroad officials that all grains will
give a fair average yield this year Is
confirmed by a Northern Pacific crop
report just issued by Vice President
Hannaford. Harvesting is in progress
everywhere, and'there Is no Indication
that the hot weather has affected the
average crop. Wheat is being threshed
at Anoka, and along the Minnesota
division the crop promises to meet ex
pectations. Considerable grain on the
St. Paul-Duluth division has been cut,
and threshing will begin early next
week. Rains have benefited the potato
crop and the yield will be very large.
REDS HAVE SMALLPOX.
Fifty Flathead Indians in Monta na
Are Quarantine d.
Washington, Aug. 4. The interior
department was notified yesterday
that there is fifty cases of smallpox
among Indians w|ho are under quaran
tine at the Flathead agency in Mon
tna. Steps have been taken to prevent
its spread and stamp out the present
epidemic. Officials are somewhat sur
prised at the extent of the disease at
this season, as smallpox heretofore has
been regarded as largely a winter dis
ease. I exists also among the Turtle
Mountain Indians and at some of the
GIoux agencies, particularly in the Da
kotas, but outside of Flathead the at
tack is diminishing.
Little More Than Half a Crop.
Fargo, N. D., Aug. 4.-There Is no
bumper wheat crop in North Dakota
this year. This is especially true of
the Red river valley, and more particu
larly of the southern half of the val
ley. Up to two weeks ago the condi
tions were so nearly perfect that they
wjere regarded as ideal. Then came the
three terribly hot days. The heat
caught the wheat in the doughy stage,
and the grains were-shriveled up in
stead of forming plump and full. Har
vest is well under way now, and there
is general disappointment along the
Fisherman in Hard Luck.
Winona, Minn., Aug. 4.In the mu
nicipal court here yesterday morning
John Ludwick of Mlnnieska, who was
arrested on Thursday by Deputy Game
Warden Blagic for fishing with a seine,
entered a plea of guilty. He stated,
however, that he was trying to get food
for his family, and told a pitiful story
of hard luck. Judge Smith imposed
the small fine of $25 and costs. Lud
wick was given thirty days In which to
pay the fine and Supt. Wilber went his
Tribe May Be Wiped Out.
La Crosse, Wis., Aug. 4.-Private ad
vices and messages to Dr. F. C. Suiter,
member of the state board of health,
state that unless something is done to
stamp cut the smallpcx which has
again a Hacked the tribe of Winnebago
Indian?- on the reservation near Black
River Falls and scattered on private
farms between there and La Crosse,
half of the onci great tribe will be
wiped out in a short time.
wo Children Ineinernted.
Woodland. Wis., Aug. 4.Two chil
dren of Mrs. Ryder, aged two and four
years, were burned to death in a barn
on a farm six miles from this city. The
children are supposed to have started
the fire while playing with matches.
Mrs. Ryder is prostrated. She watched
the fire while the children burned but
the blaze was too intense for her to
THman and -Hobson There.
Mndteon, Wis., Aug. 4.The Monona
Lake assembly closed yesterday after
noon with Senator Tillman and Lieut.
Hobson as attractions for a crowd of
lO.O^O persons. The assembly has been
one of the most successful held, there
having been 1,200 campers on the
Badly Burned By Gasoline.
La Crosse, Wis., Aug. 4. Kittle
Downey was badly burned by a gaso
line stove explosion which also set fire
to the house. The fiasf.es were put out
before much damage wns done.
Lost His Entire Crop.
Vessr.er, Minn., Aug. 4. Mr- Koeg-
beln, a well known farmer a mile east
of this station, worked hard to clear
the harvest field and yesterday had the
misfortune of losing all his grain
stacked about the yard.
TOWN SPROUTS UP IN A NIGHT.
Ten Thousand People Flock to
Ln v fou, Okln.
Fort Sill, Okla-, Aug. 4.A tovpi of
10,000 people to be known as Lawton
has grown up Just outside the Fort Sill
limits within a night. Following the
close of the land lottery at El Reno
thousands of homeseekers who drew
blanks started for the three points
picked out by the federal government
for townsites In the new country,
namely, Anadarko, Hobart and Law
ton. A majority of the people favored
Lawton, which fs twenty-five miles in
land, and last night thousands were
camped in and about the proposed
towrslte awaiting the sale of lots on
Aug. 6. Already Lawton has 400 tem
porary business houses, Including a
grocery firm and a newspaper, and
three streets have been laid out. A
national bank has been projected.
Every form of gambling known on the
frontier is being run wttde open, side by
side with fake shows of various de
scriptions, and to add to the pictur
esque scene a thousand Comanche In
dians have pitched their tents near by.
FOUR FATALLY INJURED.
Collision on a Trolley Line Caused
by an Open Switch.
Springfield, Ohio, Aug. 4.The Day
ton, Springfield & Urbar.a trolley car
scheduled to arrivt here from Dayton
at 9:30, crashed into a coal car which
stood on an open switch near Donnells
ville last evening. Fourteen persons
are lying in the Mitchell-Thomas hos
pital seriously hurt. Four are believed
to be dying, and many others, wjhoss
names could not be learned, went to
their homes with injuries which were
considered too slight to record. Tha
cause of the wreck was an open switch.
A car had passed the switch all right
forty minutes previously, and upon ex
amination after the disaster it was
found that the switch had been opened
and locked, and it is believed to have
been intentionally done.
HICCOUGHED FOR MONTHS.
A Russian Girl Has Wasted to a
New York, Aug. 4.-Mary Blumberg,
a tw}enty-year-old Russian, was taken
to the German hospital yesterday to be
treated for hiccoughing. She landed
here sixteen months ago, and last fall
she was seized with a fit of hiccough
ing. It clung to her and she went to
nearly every hospital ln Brooklyn In
an effort to be cured.# As the result of
constant hiccoughing' she has wasted
to a mere skeleton. Yesterday a He
brew society had her taken to the
German hospital, but shecould not be
cured there, and the society will send
DECLINES A DECORATION.
Unprecedented Action by an Officer
in the British Army.
London, Aug- 4.There Is a curious
announcement in the Gazette to the
effect that King Edward has accepted
the resignation of Maj. Karrie Davis
of the Companionship of the Bath,
that officer expressing the wish that he
might be permitted to serve his majes
ty without any reward. Maj. Davis re
ceived the decoration for conspicuous
services in South Africa, especially in
connection with the relief of Mafeking.
Such a retrocession of a decoration is
ROOSEVELT AT COLORADO FETE.
Tal ks tl 50,000 at Qunrter-Centen-
Colorado Springs, Aug. 4.Vice Pres
ident Theodore Roosevelt was the at
traction at the quarter-century cele
bration yesterday yesterday, at which
a craw|d of 50,000 gathered. Mr. Roose
velt, in opening an extended addresfc,
declared that with the exception of the
admission to statehood of California,
no other event emphasized in such dra
matic fashion the full meaning of thft
growth of our country as did the in
coming of Colorado.
PLOTTED AGAINST NAPOLEON.
Gomez Returns Fiom Exile After
Naples, Aug. 4. Gomez, an accom
plice of Otsini in the piu'i
life of Napoleon III- in 1S58, arrived
here yesterday. He was condemned to
death like Orslni, but the sentence was
commuted to transportation for life.
He was pardoned a short time ago.
When he was condemned Gomez was
twenty-five years old. Now, after for
ty-three years of convict life on Devil's
island, he is sixty-eight years of age
WILL SOON RESUME.
SiralgittcninK Out the Affairs of the
Corn King's Companr.
Chicago, Aug. 4.Attorney Goodwin,
who is in charge of the- George Tl.
Phillips company, which temporarily
suspended business on the board of
trade, informed Mr. Fhill'pfr that over
night development in straightening
out the accounts indicate that the firm
will be in shape to resume business
Great Is Cresccns,
Columbus, Ohio, Aug. 4. Cresceus,
champion of the trotting turf, added
more laurels to his fame yesterday by
trotting a mile in 2:021-4, reducing by
half a second his own world's record Of
2:02 3-4, made at Cleveland last Fri
day. The first half nfis trotted in
59 3-4, the first time that the distance
has been covered in less than one min
ute by a trotter. The time by quarters
was :29 3-4, :59 3-4, 1:30 1-4 and 2:021-4,
Found After Lonu Scnrch.
Chicago, Aug. 4.Walton Lipps, son
of John W. Llpps of this city, disap
peared Fix years ago. and, although
search was m.ide for him all over the
country, it was not until Inst Saturday
that hr- was found in an orphan's homo
Ind. He has been brought
Three Convicts Escape.
Lincoln, Neb., Aug. 4. Three con
victs escaped from the state peniten
tiary before daylight yesterday morn
ing and have not been captured. They
are Page, horse stealing Adair, bur
glary, and Denny, grand larceny.
S. D. Farmhouse Burned.
Woonsocket, S. D., Aug. 4.The larga
two-story house on the farm of W. G.
Atkins, who lives at Manchester, Iowa,
was burned. Th* place was occupied
by James Hall. The loss Is said to bs
State News of tho
Week Briefly Told.
Watervllle people will be allowed to
Smallpox has been stamped out com
pletely In St. Paul.
J. H. Catea, a wj,ill known old soldier
of Long Prairie, is dead.
Constant M. Baly was killed by a
Stillwater car at St. Paul.
A branch dead letter office is likely to
be established in St. Paul.
The house of Pferry Patteryson, at
Canton, was struck by lightning.
Prof. Forbes, acting state entomolo
gist, say* the Hessian fly Is attacking
J. McKay, one of the first settlers
of Swift county, died recently, aged
The barn and contents, owned by
Father Kilowski at Alberta, were de
stroyed by Are.
Alex Tldquist, a lath- pller, was re
cently caught between two trains and
killed at Duluth.
The Third Regiment, M. N. G., will
go to Buffalo about Sept 7, for a visit
to the Pan-American exposition.
Fire, thought to have originated from
lightning, totally destroyed the large
barn of S. C. Jewell at Pine Island.
Andrew Larson's general store build
ing, at Mora, with contents, was, de
stroyed by fire. Loss, $4,000 Insurance,
Father Brogan, of St. Bridget's, Fo
ley, has resigned, after a continuous
pastorate of ten years. Ill health is the
Fred Broughton was killed by the
Minneapolis flyer at Adrian. He is sup
posed to have been drunk and lying on
Lightning struck the Games church,
a large Lutheran edifice, three miles
northwest of Mabel, burning It to the
A Wreck occurred at Merrlfield, on
the M. & I. road, and twelve logging
cars and the engine were ditched. No
one was hurt
A heavy rain and wind storm visited
Long Prairie. Corn was blown down
badly. Over two inches of water fell ln
about an hour.
The Western Passenger association
has granted a rate of one and one-third
fare for the street fair at Winona, to
be held Sept. 10-13.
The barn and outbuildings on the Oj
A. Johnson farm, ln Constance, were
burned. Mr.,Johnson was killed by the
cars a fortnight ago.
On the Benedict farm, near Sabin, in
a gravel pit, were found two human
skeletons. Apparently they have lain
there for at least twenty years.
Erick Makl, charged with the murder
of Andrew Launer at Sandstone, and
held to the grand jury, has been taken
to the Washington county jail for safe
The dead body of a fully-developed
female child was found near the Great
Northern tracks, near Crookston. The
body is thought to have been thrown
from a train.
The water supply at Redwood Falls
has proved Inadequate. The source is
several springs, issuing from the river
bank. The.council has decided to tap
Lightning destroyed the store build
ing owned by J. E. El.le at Wilmington,
together with a large stock of general
merchandise and all of Mr. Eide
Three boys, Stephen Lepinski, Joseph
Werdick and Felix Kobas, were arrest
ed at Winona on the charge of entering
the residence of I. I. Lusk and stealing
three valuable ring3
The postoffiee and store at Manyaska,
a new town on the Northwestern road,
was entered by burglars. A large
amount of merchandise and $50 worth,
of stamps were taken.
Dr F. N. Phelan was arrested at Du
luth on the charge of attempted abor
tion. He charges that the matter is the
outcome of professional jealousy, and
says he Is innocent.
A special election was held at Buffa
lo for the purpose of voting on the is
suance of $1,800 in bonds with which to.
purchase a public park. The vote stood
46 for and G4 against.
Th water tower of the city water
works system at Redwood Falls, with,
a capacity of 90,000 gallons, erected in
1892 at a cost of $2.500, fell recently,
when about one-third full.
Ole Olson of Rochester, while stealing
a ride, as thrown from the top of a
train bv a brakeman at Kasson. The
wheels severed his right leg at the ank
le and his life IB despaired of.
George C. Canfleld has applied to the
probate court at St. Cloud for the ap
pointment of Damon D. Chopin as
guardian of L. A. Canfleld, who was
committed to the Fergus Falls asy
Anton Krerw has secured the con
tract from the city of Stillwater for the
erection of an addition to the city hos
pltal. and will begin work at once. The
addition will be used as an operating
"A? Lanesboro, lightning struck and
burned E. Stork's barn and mach nery
and Marcus O. Ulvestad's two laigo
barns and granary, containlng J000-
bushels- of grain. Loss, $6,o00 unin-
Several of the heirs of the late Isaac
'-Staples of Stillwater, being dissatisfied,
with the partition of the real estate as
made-by the commissioners have de
cided to take the matter into the dis
News has reached the officers of tha
Winona Ilex Copper Mining comany of
Winona, whose property is at Grand
Encampment. Wyo., that a big lead has
been struck and paying gold is now be
inc taken out.
rharlee W. Blgileby of Marshall,
who lost his pocketbook containing
nearly $200 in Mankato.reported his loss
to the police, and a portion of the mon
ey and papers were restored. He sup
posed he was robbed on a Northwest
ern train, but instead he lost his wallet
The church at Newber& was struck
by lishtnlog and burned.
SHOOTS WOMAN, BABE AND SELF,
Brute and Child Dead, but Mother
A bloody triple tragedy occurred re
cently on section 36, Jay township,
Martin county. Fred Tost for
many years has lived on a farm in Fox
Lake township. Some eight years ago
his wife left him. Nearly two years
ago he advertised for a housekeeper,
and a woman by the name of Eliza
Kunkel answered and was finally en
gaged, and has been with him until
about three weeks ago, but is reported
to have been retained by force and
been greatly abused.
About nine months ago she gave
birth to a. child, tf which Yost was the
reputed father. Three weeks ago she
got away from there and Yost was ar
rested. He was released on bail, and
has evidently been nursing his wrath.
The woman had secured a place as
housekeeper with Frank Viebahn of
Jay, and had been thus engaged for
about two weeks. Yost drove within
thirty rods of the house, hitched his
team and went to the house. The wo
man ran out of the back door. Then
he placed a revolver at the Infant's
head and shot It dead.
The mother's instinct brought her
back to the house- Yost seized her and
placing the revolver against her, fired.
The shot passed through the right arm,
entered the side but, striking a rib,
followed the course to the front of the
body and was afterward extracted.
Supposing he had' killed her, the brute
went back to his team, placed the re
volver at his right temple and fired
and was instantly killed. The woman
The bodies of the man and babe were
taken to Sherburne. Coroner Jones held
an inquest and a verdict was brought
in in accodanco with the above facts.
Yost has been an ignorant, drunken
brute all his life, and the only regret
expressed for his death Is that it did
not occur twenty years ago.
WJ-IKIIE HEROES HEST.
Gov. Van Sant Assists at Dedication
of Soldiers' monument.
With imposing ceremonies and be
coming reverence, and in the presence
of Gov. Van Sant and other prominent
citizens and well known veterans of
the great civil strife, tho soldiers' mon
ument erected on the Grand Army lot
at Lakewood cemetery, Minneapolis,
was unveiled and dedicated recently.
The weather was perfect, and a large
concourse of people witnessed the cer
emony. Practically every Grand Army
post and woman's auxiliary in the
county was represented.
Gov. Van Sant made a brief but ap
propriate address. W. E. Halo, presi
dent of the monument association, and
John Day Smith delivered addressee.
The program included also solos by
Maud Illmar Jones and other vocal
music. Mr- Hale told of the organiza
tion of the monument association in
1889 by the appointment of one man
from each Grand Army ost and one
from each Sons of Veterans' camp.
Tho first contribution toward the
building of the monument was from
the school children ot Minneapolis, the
amount being $500. Some years later
the legislature appropriated $5,000, and
the last legislature $4,000, thus making
the total $9,500.
Two large flags were pulled from off
the monument and there was disclosed
to view the private soldier of the Civil
war, On the monument was inscribed,
"G. A. 18611865."'
EXACT SHVKU1S PENALTY.
Measures for Suii-essin Illegal
The state game and fish commission
has decided upon severe measures for
suppressing illegal shooting this year.
The plover anl woodcock season is
now open. Hunters that take advant
age of this time to shoot have some
times mistaken prairie chickens for
plover. The chickens are now about as
big as robbins, and when beh aded and
skinned can easily be passed for plover.
The commission has decided that
when any persons are caught shooting
birds out of season not only the dogs
and guns will be taken from them, but
also the wagons In. which they go to
the shooting grounds. In tho case of
the big game poachers the same rule
has been adopted. Their dogs, guns
and boats as well as their camp outfit,
provisions and horses will be seized by
"It. may not be possible to hold the
wagons and outfits," says Executive
Agent Fullerton, "but we will make It
a very expensive luxury for the fellows
who violate the law this year."
Agent Fullerton will have more than
one hundred men watching the shoot
ing this year. Some of them will be
entirely unknown to the hunters in the
STATE HAS MILLIONS.
State Treasurer Julius Block recently
lBsued a statement showing the condi
tion of the state treasury at the close
of tho fiscal year. The treasurer has
on hand $2,000,343.2:4. Of this amount,
$482,396.40 is in the vault at the treas
urer's office! and the remainder is de
posited in state depositories through
out the state. The distribution of the
funds is as- follows:
Revenue fund $695,904 27
Soldiers' relief fund 40,469 13
Funding tax fund 68,180 42
Permanent school fund. 381,441 5S
General school fund 562,555 16
Permanent university fund.. 55,948 74
General university fund 30,079 22
Internal improvement fund.. 13,868 33
Internal imEarovement land
Internal improvement land
fund interest 6,248 32
State institutions fund 34,168 43
State institutions fund In
terest i 11,982 63:
Swamp land fund 30,017 2h
Grata inspection fund 19,737 46
Tota ....$2,000,343 24
William F. Beach, Conservative
member of the British parliament, died
as the result of injuries sustained
through being thrown from a cab into
"It appears that it was tho gift of
seven cigars that revealed the hiding
place of Aguinaldo."
"I smoked one of the same sort the
"The sort that is mean enough ta
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