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Holds Long, Inane Talks With
Friends Over Ticket Office
"One of the trying things of working
In a city ticket office," said a general
officer of one of the St. Paul lines j-es
terday in telling what a nervous,
nerve-racking business his was, "is
the good old telephone pest.
"I know that some of the lines rather
invite th' use of their office phones by
outsiders.; but I could never see it *hat
"vay. People wander into the offices
and when "ennui"' claims them for its
own they pick up the telephone and
call up their friends to tell them what
a dull time they are having or to dis
cuss the weather or some phase of the
political campaign."
Just as the officer finished his littfe
speech a tall, thin individual walked
Into the place. He glanced around
and finally heaved a long sigh and
seated himself where his feet would
catch the women patrons as they came
in and out of the office. He sat there
and gazed at the ceiling, and then
slowly arose and made for the tele
One of the clerks of the office beat
him to it and for perhaps a minute
conversed with the general offices on
a matter of business.
When he hung up the receiver the
long person with an aggrieved expres
sion of countenance at being deprived
of its use. snatched it off the hook and
called for a number.
Presently he received an answer, and
then followed an inane conversation
that ran something like this:
"Is that you, Josie?"
Josie apparently answered that it
was, and in reply put a question touch
ing the identity of her interrogator.
'Why it's me," smirked the tail man.
'•Don't you know me?"
it Josie didn't, and he continued:
"No—no, not Jack You know me
now, don't you? Well, well, I thought
you would know me.
"No, that's a bum guess, too. How's
Mary and Cousin John's bad eye?"
This sort of thing was kept up for
about ten minutes. In the meantime it
becanie necessary for the office to com
municate with the depot to give some
information to the agent there con
cerning reservations in one of the
sleepers that was just going out. It
was a hurry-up job, and the pest stood
there asking silly questions of Josie
until the city ticket agent gritted his
Finally one of the clerks was sent
across the street to use the phone of a
rival line and the tall man and Josie
were allowed to continue their edi
fying conversation.
"That's what I wanted to say,"
snorted the general officer. "That's
the point I wished to make. Wouldn't it
hurt your feelings?"
Mongolian Passengers Nicely
Arranged for on Minnesota
Like all other liners used in trans
pacific trade in which there are ac
commodations for Chinese passengers,
the big steamer Minnesota, of the
Great Northern, will have an apart
ment where the Chinese may smoke
The Minnesota has quarters for 1,000
Chinese, and as all Chinese smoke
opium habitually, with a very few
marked exceptions, some provision has
to be made for them.
It is well known that the Chinese
know how to use opium without abus
ing it. and live as long as any other
race in spite of the habit. In San
Francisco, where there are nearly 30,
--000 Chinese huddled into a small area
few of the Mongolians are arrested by
the police for opium drunkenness.
'The drug," said a Great Northern
official, "does not seem to affect them
the way it does the lighter races. If
the opium habit was prevalent among
an equal number of whites there
would be no end to the rioting and
"Individually, too, the difference is
very marked. A white man loses self
respect, desire for cleanliness and
about every other virtue as soon as
he is steeped in the drug, but a Chi
nese can smoke it every day and at
tend to his business without loss of
Charge Ticket Stealing
Charles Oliver, clerk, employed by
the Great Western, was arrested yes
terday by Detective Cleary and
charged with grand larceny.
Four tickets were taken from the
ticket case of the road at New Hamp
ton, where Oliver was formerly em
played as telegraph operator. It is
charged that Oliver . abstracted the
tickets and attempted to sell one read
ing from New Hampton to San Fran
cisco to a local broker for $15.
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W^ "^i"i*fciVlfl CARPET CO
Condition in (Minnesota 1$ Only
69 Against 82 a Month
WASHINGTON, D. C, Sept. 10. —
The monthly report of the chief of the
bureau of statistics of the department
of agriculture will show the condi n
of corn on Sept. 1 to have been 84.6, as
compared with 57.3 last month, 80.1 on
Sept. 1, 1903; 84.3 at the corresponding
day in 1902, and a ten-year average of
The average condition of spring
wheat^-as 66.2. This being the first
time that spring Wheat has been sep
arately reported upon on Sept. l.the only
comparison that^ran be made is with
the condition one month ago, which
was 87.5. The condition in the five
principal states is reported as follows:
Minnesota, 69; North Dakota, 63;
South Dakota, 56; lowa, 66. and Wash
ington, 80, a decline during the month
of 23, 27, 29, 14 and 1 points, respect
iirfilnwiiS iews
Defective Switch Throws His Locomotive
Off the Track
Special to The Globe
SUPERIOR, Wis., Sept. 10:—Pierce
Newell, a fireman on the terminal road,
was killed in a freight wreck this after
noon and Engineer Ed Clark was injured,
in making a curve the engine encoun
tered a defective switch and went off
the track. Newell evidently tried to
jump and was caught and almost cut
to pieces, his head being about severed.
The firemen and police dug a trench to
get out Clark, who was pinioned under
the tender. He will recover.
Patents of a Week
Special to The Globe
WASHINGTON, D. C, Sept. 10.—The
following patents were issued this week
to Minnesota and Dakota inventors* as
reported by Williamson & Merchant, pat
ent attorneys, 925-933 Guaranty Loan
building, Minneapolis. Minn.:
George W. Ames, Brainerd, Minn.; wa
ter gauge guard.
Alexander P. Anderson, Minneapolis,
2; adhesive and wafer.
John H. Beltz, St. Paul, Minn.; sack
holder. '
Edward A. Cannon, Minneapolis; puz
John A. Carlson, Hallock, Minn.; har
David F. Getman, Browns Valley, Minn.;
wagon jack.
Richard Holland, Pipestone county,
Minn.; harvester.
Charles A. Laughton, Litchfleld, Minn.;
drying reel.
Frederick E. Leavitt, St. Paul, "Minn.;
surgical instrument.
Charles W. Manlove, New Brighton,
Minn.; animal shears.-
Returns From Western Mission
Special to The Globe
WASHINGTON. D. C., Sept. 10.—As
sistant Commissioner of Indian Affairs
Tomier today returned from a Western
trip of inspection ot-sgencies in Wiscon
sin and North Dakota. He reports every
thing in good condition 30 far as the In
dian service is concerned. Capt. Tonner
went to Wahpeton, >5: D., to select a site
for the new Indian agricultural college,
but as the owners of tracts were not
ready to submit propositions all he could
do -was to look over the various sites so
that he might be able to act intelligently
when proposals are received here.
Death to a Thresher
CROOKSTON, Minn., Sept. 10.—A
threshing outfit crossing a culvert near
the Rush schoolhouse, six miles south
east of the city, crashed through a bridge.
The outfit was owned by Rockestad &
Estenson. Rockestad was caught under
the wreck. One leg was severed from
the body and the other was badly frac
tured. John Holum, of the crew, was
killed instantly. One other man was
Decides Against Soldier's Preference Law
MARSHALLTOWN. lowa, Sept. 10.—
Judge Caswell, in the district court to
day, declared the soldier's preference law
to be unconstitutional. This is the first
decision under the new law, passed at
the last meeting of the general assembly.
The action was brought by Capt. H. H.
Shaw against the city council, demand
ing that he be appointed city clerk.
Elevator and Grain Burn
Special to the Globe
HURON. S. D., Sept. 10.—The North
western Elevator company's elevator at
Yale, fourteen miles from here on the
Great Northern railway, was destroyed
by fire today with a large amount of
small grain. Loss $6,000; small insur
Ruggles Gets the Nomination
MERRILL. Wis., Sept. 10.—At the Dem
ocratic congressional convention for the
Tenth district Wells M. Ruggles, of Ash
land, was nominated over Rublee (^>le.
Archbishop Ireland Speaks
Archbishop Ireland will speak at St.
Stephen's church this morning.
New Preacher Called
Rev. Lewis S. Hall, of St. Peter, has
been called to the pastorate of the Fifth
Presbyterian church, of Minneapolis.
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Candidates for Court Commfs-
sloner See a Chance
For eight years M. L,. Dougherty has
been the only candidate for court com
missioner In Hennepin county. The
fees of the office have aggregated about
$100 a year. This year there are four
candidates for the place, for it is pro
posed to present to the next legisla
ture a bill to relieve the judge of pro
bate of the duties of handling insanity
cases and to turn these cases over to
the court commissioner. This is re
sponsible for the appearance of four
candidates for the Republican nomina
tion in Hennepin county. In the past
no attention has been paid to the office.
Heavy Express Wagon Runs Him
Down and He Is Injured Severely
Harry Wise, the fourteen-year-old
son of Morris Wise, a traveling man,
living at 211 Eleventh street south,
was run down and severely injured
last evening at the corner of Third av
enue south and Ninth street.
The boy was riding a bicycle and
when turning the corner a heavy ex
press wagon drawn by two horses bore
down upon ,him and he Avas thrown
from his wheel into the street.
The driver did not wait to see how
badly the boy was injured but whipped
up his horses and hurried away. The
boy was taken into a residence nearby
and the central station patrol wagon
called to take him to his home.
Although he is cut about the head
and bruised about the body it is be
lieved he will recover.
Prevents Him From Seeking Solace in
the Waters of the Mississippi
W. C. Daniels, of Excelsior, called at
police headquarters yesterday and after
finding the department could do noth
ing to secure the return of his seven
teen-year-old daughter, Genevieve,
who had accompanied her mother, the
"fat lady" in a street carnival company
playing at Austin, announced that life
had no more charms for him and he
proposed to seek solace in the Missis
He started for the river, but his
younger daughter, Clara, held lo his
arms, and before he reached the
water induced him to postpone his exit
from this world and to go home.
Daniels says his wife left home three
years ago and three weaks ago his
daughter fled to join her mother.
Mrs. Rustad Discharges Revolver in
Their Direction and Thieves Depart
Mrs. Anton Rustad, of 6 Twelfth
street south, had an encounter with
burglars about 2 o'clock yesterday
morning. Her husband was away from
home and she was awakened in the
early morning hours. Peering from her
chamber door she saw a man packing
up the silverware and another busy at
the ice box.
Mrs. Rustad, who has had experience
with burglars, didn't scream. She
reached under her pillow, drew forth a
revolver and pulled the trigger. One
minute later there were no burglars in
her house. No plunder was taken
Elderly Man Swallows Poison and His
Body Is Found in Hay Mow
Lars M. Gunsdale, an expressman,
aged sixty-seven years, of 2906 Bryant
avenue north, committed suicide yes
terday afternoon. He returned home
Friday night somewhat under the in
fluence of stimulants.
He spent the night in the hay mow
of his stable and yesterday afternoon
his son visited him and found him ap
parently sober.
Later in the afternoon he called
again and his father was unconscious.
Dr. W. B. Murphy, deputy coroner,
was summoned, but by the time he ar
rived the man was dead. An ounce
bottle labeled aconite was found near
him and the case was pronounced one
of suicide."-"
Gunsdale leaves a widow and seven
Metes Out the Punishment Which the
Court Imposes on Him
Victor Hulting was arraigned in the po
nce court yesterday on the charge of fail
ing to support his family. Mrs. Hulting
was present in court ana wnen asked by
the judge to prescribe the punishment
recommended that he should be released
on probation for two weeks.
Judge Dickinson entered an order to
this effect and admonished the defendant
that he should expect a report in two
weeks and if it was not ravorable he
ivould impose a penalty.
Spiritualists Hold Meeting
The State Spiritualist association re
elected the following officers yester
President, J. S. Maxwell, of Minne
apolis; vice president, J. P. Whitwell,
of St. Paul; secretary, C. P. Follott, of
St. Paul; treasurer, D. E. Griffith, of
Minneapolis. Today there will be an
elaborate programme at the First Uni
tarian church, where the convention is
being held.
New Patents
List of patents issued this week to
Northwestern inventors, reported by
Lothrop & Johnson, patent lawyers, 911
and 912 Pioneer Press building, St. Paul,
Minn., and Washington. D. C:
George Ames. Brainerd, Minn., adjust
able guard for water gauge glasses.
Alexander Anderson, Minneapolis,
Minn., adhesive wafer and preparing
Edward Cannon. Minneapolis, Minn.,
John Carlson, Hallock, Minn., harvest
ing machine.
David Getman, Browns "Valley, Minn.,
wagon jack.
Richard Holland, Pipestone, Minn., har
vesting machine.
Frank Huot, Bigtimber, Minn., saw set.
Charles Laughton, Litchfleld, Minn., fish
line drying reel.
Frederick Leavitt, St. Paul, Minn., sur
gical instrument.
Charles Manlove, New Brighton, Minn.,
animal shears.
Hanford Masters, Butte, Mont., eye
Objects to Flower Pots
Frank McDonald, superintendent of the
workhouse, does not believe the proposi
tion to establish a pottery plant at the
workhouse is feasible for the reason that
experienced potters do not go to the
works. If the plant Is established the
services of several experienced potters at
from $3 to $4 a day will be required.
Injured Man Dies
Joseph Johnson died at the city hospital
early yesterday morning as the result of
injuries received on the Soo tracks at
Seventeenth avenue north.
Elevator Tumbles, but Nobody
Is Badly Hurt
The hydraulic elevator in the Brad
ley building fell three stories yester
day morning, carrying with it two per
sons, who miraculously escaped with
only slight injuries.
Earl Walker, the operator, colored,
and Richard Steele, a young, lad work
ing as printer's apprentice for the Cal
lan Printing company on the fourth
floor, were in the elevator shortly after
S o'clock. The elevator rose slowly
and with difficulty to the third floor,
when without warning it suddenly fell
to the bottom. Both occupants of the
cage were thrown to the floor and sus
tained slight injuries about head and
body, which, however, did not prevent
them from working later in the day.
The sides and a part of the top of the
cage were smashed in upon them.
The accident is attributed to the
failure to work of the valves in. the
cylinders. The elevator has been in
poor condition for some time, having
been out of working order for several
days at a time.
Carpenters repaired the cage, and
after the mechanism of the elevator
had been repaired it was again placed
in service during the afternoon.
A robber entered a gambling room
conducted at 30 South Sixth street,
shortly after midnight this morn
ing and ordered all present to
throw up their' hands. He grabbed
$13 that lay on a poker table and
backed toward the door, firing several
shots to intimidate the gamblers.
Patrolman James Nolan, who was
passing below,, heard the shots and
rushed up the sairs. When near tho
head of the flight the robber appeared
and fired at Nolan while attempting to
pass him on the stairs. Nolan fired in
return and a rapid exchange of shots;
Nolan was struck in the head by
one of the bullets and another lodged in
his back. When the man passed him
on the stairs he brought the butt of
his revolver down upon the officer's
head, inflicting a bad wound.
After disabling Nolan the man rush
ed Into a saloon oji the street floor,
owned by Prank McCormick. He or
dered McCormick to throw up his
hands. In answer McCormick drew a
gun and fired, the man returning the
shot, which struck the wall, and,
glancing off, hit McCormick.
The man then ran out a back odor
and up an alley, with McCormick in
pursuit. The latter fired several times
ineffectually. The man escaped.
Nolan was removed to the city hos
pital, where his wounds were pro
nounced serious. The bullet in his
back was removed, and early this
morning he_was resting comfortably,
although the wounds on his head gave
him much pain.
The Ramsey County Good Roads asso
ciation has issued a circular indorsing
the candidacy of eight men for county
commissioner pledged to work to expend
county money judiciously and honestly in
the permanent improvement of the roads.
Four of the men indorsed are Democrats
and four are Republicans, and the associa
tion, through its officers, urges upon the
voters the wisdom of their nomination.
The Democrats whom the association
indorses are August Nilsson, Emil Skoog,
John B. Arehd and ~L. P. Block, while
the Republicans who ha,ve the associa
tion's trade mark are John Wharry.
Robert H. Seng, Matt Jensen and Gregory
P. Ritt. The Good Roads association
claims a votinsr membership of 2,000 in
the county.
Protestant Papers Worried
BERLIN, Sept. 10.—Protestant pro
vincial newspapers suggest to the gov
ernment that the betrothed wife of
Crown Prince Frederick William, the
Duchess Cecilia of Mecklenberg-
Schwerin. ought not to be called Ce
cilia after her marriage. They regard
this as an objectionable name for a
Prussian queen and a German empress
because associated with a Catholic
saint, and many church societies are
named after her." The papers point out
that such association would injure the
Protestant religion in Germany, as the
uninformed might think their future
empress was a Catholic. They sug
gest other names, Augusta, for in
P. N. Peterson Company Has Secured
Tract Near New Capitol and Will Erect
Extensive Plant
The P. N. Peterson Granite Company
has secured five lots at the corner of
Claghorn and Van Buren streets, just
north of the new capitol, and will imme
diately commence work o n a modem
plant for the manufacture of monuments,
mis plant will be larger and more com
plete than that of any similar industry
in the West and will more than ever ac
centuate the position of the Peterson com
pany among the leading manufacturers of
monuments in the United States.
The main building of the new plant will
be approximately 150 by 40 feet. It will
be equipped with every modern device
used in the granite cutting industry It
will be provided with traveling derricks
operated by compressed air, as well as
with pneumatic surface cutters and pol
ishing machinery necessary in turning
out the very highest grade of work. Be
sides this large main building the com
pany will operate its own blacksmith
shop, where tool sharpening is done. It
will possess its own spur track right to its
works, which means an immense saving
in the one item of hauling alone. This, to
gether- with its unexcelled facilities for
cutting and lettering, will mean that much
of the work that is at present done at the
Peterson quarries in Vermont will be done
hereafter in St. Paul.
Moves to St. Paul
In 1890 the main offices of the company
Repairing and Sample Work a Specialty.
St. Paul Trunk ®> Bag Co.
365.367 JACKSON.
Factory, Fenton and Tennessee Sts. CEO. A. COFFEY, Mgr.
Home Visitors' Excursions
To Ohio, Indiana and Kentucky.
Round Trip—One Fare Plus $2.00
START: SEPT. 6, 13, 20 or 27, OCT. 11.
If you will write or call and tell what particular«spiace or places
you wish to visit, I will tell you how to reach them—and exactly what
the ticket will <:ost.
Both Phones 1266.
were moved to' St.. Paul at a cost of $50 - •"
000, and in 1003: the "Peterson Block" w :l - s v
erected at 56-58-00-6:2 East Fifth street,?
fi^ ' 'L\ resent vhome of its'main of- '
fices and-; show rooms. Early this ryear"
following out its .:policy.: of growth-and
progress a branch .was established in Dv-
th,; where jit ; occupies,;; one of the * finest
show: rooms ;on Superior street. . -- ■ •-. " : SC
■U The Peterson company grows .because '. '.
it deserves to grow. Its success in the me- 1
morial business is not due to luck or ac- - |-
cident, but to careful- conscientious r, at- "
tention to every detail .of ' the work from --'-; --
the designing (which is done bHthe'best"--
--■ memorial designers in the country! . to -the ?&
polishing, finishing; and - setting-up in -the :i: ■
cemetery. Every one iof these details is i.,
. under the » direct supervision rof a thn com- ■•
fi %%' ,iVr d ;Or- them :: *he > comPany i holds -
itself directly responsible to ■ its custom- -
.; These are some of the reason's for Ihs "
growth of the t. Peterson company, 1, which
is- now ; recognized as a credit not- only to -
St; Paul but i to = the great < Northwest, ■ '
throughout which its work is known and '
proudly pointed out and where it is be- '
coming better known every : day. Vl'' "• v?!-".'.!*•
Marriage Licenses
Charles L,. Anderson, Emma C Warm
Tony Rozakos, Sadie Ferris.
Fred Cogswell, Lillian Marrier.
Frank W. Merriit, Ida Gunvalson
William H. Seiffert, Ada E. Ross.
Mrs. C. J. Schubert, 266 Goodhue, boy.
Mrs. Peter Pranzwa, 1194 Beech boy.
Mrs. H. W.'Young's. 345 Ramsey,"' boy.
Mrs. W. C. Smith. St. Luke's hos. boy.
Mrs. C. J. Platten. 1315 E. 3d st.. 'boy*
Mrs. Alfonso La Doux. 061 Arkwright, boy.
Mrs. Linstrom, Western and James, girl.
Mrs. W. F. Hunt. Ashland, girl
Mrs. H. Hoel, 988 Edgerton. girl.
Mrs. G. Eisenmenger, 104 Charles, girl.
Mrs. E. Eisenmenger, 532 Como, girl.
Mrs. W. Borden, 305 E»t. Anthony, girl.
Mrs. Sarah Stevens, city hospital, ■ 68 yrs.,
o€?pt. 8.
Mrs. Ann Lynch, St. Joseph's hospital, 40 '
yrs.. Sept. ,9.-5.. ■;• ■ ■ •-•■■ -_;..- ,• .
Roy Tapper, city hospital;. 20 yrs.. Sept R •*'
Bridget Walsh, 359 Ramsey, 40 yrs., Sept.
Joseph Neubrand, 147 W. Isabel, 18 mop ,
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Mrs. M. Anderson,' Red Wing, Minn., 39
■-. • yrs., Sept. 8. :■••-. -. ■.•;;,.= /.,...•:;
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GEO. D. ROGERS, Cit>r Ticket Agent.
Fifth and Robert Sts.,

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