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NEWS OF THE CITY HARTMANN INQUEST TO BE HELD TODAY Chief O'Connor Confident His Chain of Evidence Cannot 3c Broken With the inquest over the body of Joseph Hartmann to be held this after noon at 2 o'clock, the police are rest ing for the first time since the mur der of Christian Schindeldecker was reported. Everything is in readiness and a chain of evidence strong enough to bind Gottschalk to the gallows is said to -have been forged. It is expected that the evidence pre sented at the inquest today will be of a conclusive nature, as the police have decided the time is ripe to show their hand, chief O'Connor and the county attorney had a long conference yester day and both wore a satisfied smile at its conclusion. "We have plenty of evidence," said Chief O'Connor last night, "and It will be an easy matter to show that Gott schalk is responsible for the murder of Harlmann." The police are known to have ob tained many damaging facts concern ing the habits and past life of Gott- Bchalk, and they say they have Gott schalk and Hartmann traced to the dam on the Tuesday Hartmann was nuudered. Witnesses will testify at the inquest today who saw Hartmann and Gottschalk at the dam on Tues day ;iii(l saw them on Pike's island. -Will Identify Gottschalk These witnesses will tell in detail the arrival of Gottschalk and Hart mann at the dam Tuesday; they will follow the movements of the men up till late in the afternoon; they will positively identify Gottschalk as the man who was with Hartmann and de scribe his actions on the day Hart inanii was murdered. Thomas Ryan! a track walker in the employ of the Omaha road, and F. Sanders, an oper ator at the Cliff station, will both tes tily to hearing;.cries for help coming from the direction of the dam on Tues day evening. Another witness will swear that he observed Gottschalk Blaring intently at the water on the evening of Tuesday, Feb. 21. Thia practically completes the chain that the police have linked together ami they believe it is stror-g- enough to !! effuits to find a Haw in it. Detective Peter Lavalle of the <en tral Station, who left for Kansas City some time ago to look up Gottschalk's record there, returned last night and Immediately reported to Chief O'Con nor. The chief declined to make known what had been learned by Detective Lavalle, but said that several inter esting facts had been learned about the prisoner. Lavalle Comes Home ".Nothing so very startling was dis covered by Lavalle," said the chief, "but several things, of small jmpor tance in themselves, but important as a whole were learned, th;tt will be of great aid to us in. the future. We have not the slightest doubt cf the final out come of this case and are ready for the trial at any time." Albert Gottschalk, brother of the prisoner, and Stan Donnelly visited Mendota yesterday and spent the great er part of the day in the vicinity where HartmaniVs body was discovered. They returned early in the evening, but had nothing to say as to the outcome of the trip. While his brother is working every minute of the day to secure the free dom of Edward Gottschalk, the pris oner remains indifferent. There is not the slightest change in the prisoner's demeanor and he remains cool and col lected at all times. Gottschalk was al lowed the freedom of the entire corri dor around the tier of cells on the third floor of the jafl yesterday, and spent the greater part of the day in pacing up and down. When visited by his b/other yester day morning the prisoner appeared to be far the more cheerful of the two and remarked that he was feeling very good and was satisfied with the present state of affairs. He repeated what he has said every day since he was arrest ed, that he was innocent, and asked about the condition of his mother. The prisoner eagerly reads all papers that he is allowed to see. but makes no comment on the stories relating to himself. Knows Nature of Blcod N. Lehnen, the chemist, who analyz ed the blood stains found on a pair of Gottschalk's overalls now knows the nature of the blood and will probably make the discovery public after the In quest over HarlinanrVs body is over. He has known definitely for some time the nature of the blood, but has with held the information at the request of the police. James Hartmann, father of Joseph Hartmann, is a sick man as the result of the discovery of his son's body. In the last few days he has grown sud den.ly old and appears to have lost all interest in life. Mis. Hartmann is prostrated and continually prays that thp murderer of her son be brought to justice. ALDERMEN ORDER FASTER CAR SERVICE A resolution providing for better service on the Como interurban cars was introduced by Aid. Bantz and passed by the board of aldermen at the meeting last night. The terms of the ordinance require that -between the hours of 6 and 9 o'clock in the morning and 4 and 8 o'clock in the evening cars on this line must be operated in each direction at intervals of not to exceed seven minutes. It further provides that during the balance of the day the in tervals must not exceed fifteen mm Is^S *JB bb H Bj 5 jB Mb mHiHra ft iff mW% 11 A babe in the house is a well-spring of pleasure " if he is properly fed and well nourished, then be is happy and "everybody is happy." r.-.? Your baby will be healthy happy and a well-spring of pleasure, if you will give him Mellin's Food. ■'. . Sample bottle sent free of charge. HclUn'b F«od is the ONLY Infants' FM»*\;w |uell received the Grand Priate, the highest award of the Louisiana Pur. chase Exposition, St. Loals, 1904.. ttirfh*! er than a cold medal. MELLIN'S FOOD CO., BOSTON, MASS. MADDY DISCUSSES RATE REGULATION Erie Official Points Reasons Why Commission Cannot Do Work J. H. Maddy. head of the department of publicity of the Chicago & Erie, with a party of railroad officials, and accom panied by Mrs. Maddy and her niece, visited St. Paul yesterday. Mr. Maddy has been a close student of railroads and was a Baltimore newspaper man prior to the time he was appointed publicity agent of the Baltimore & Ohio railroad. A few months ago he was taken over by the Erie and given full charge of the newg department of the road. Since his connection with the Erie he has been busy presenting facts and statistics bearing on the question of government rate regulation. In speak ing of this subject to The Globe yesterday he said: The course taken by congress, or at least the house of representatives. in passing the Esch-Townsend bill, which adds a practical rate making power to the duties of. the interstate commerce • com mission,, was a' noteworthy event. The agitation that vas commenced several years ago against rebates, discrimina tions and alleged private car line abuses did not contemplate giving a rate making power into the hands of a commission. It did contemplate correcting the abuses as they were seen at that time. When First Step Was Taken The first step In the legislative line that was i cully taken was the Klklns act, which prohibits rebating. Chairman Ba con of tin- committee that sought for con gress to puss the rate regulating act last session admitted that lebating practically ceased with the operation of the Elkins act. The railroads heartily favor the anti-rebate law and would welcome legis lation that would place the private car lines under the jurisdiction of the inter state commerce commission. The position of the roads in opposing the Ksrh-Townsend bill was simply this: They would not agree that it was right and equitable for any body of men to have the making of rates upon which the business of the railroads was based. They maintained that it was unjust for the in terstate commerce commission or any other body to be able to say that a rate was Wrong and have the power to com mand the Toads to lower it and make the rate effective from the time of the rendition of the opinion and until that opinion should be set aside and modified by a court of competent jurisdiction. Held Against Commission In justifying this stand the roads point out that in the thirty-tour cases from Which appeals were taken l>y the rail roads to court, where the matters in dis pute were the results of claims that the rates were excessive, that the courts held against the order of the commission in thirty-two out of the thirty-four tried. Now if the rates had been effective as named by the commission the loss to the railroads would have been enormous. It might amount to millions and tens of mil lions of dollars. It is the immediate ef fectiveness of the rates made by the com mission that the roads object to There is a high traffic official in St. Paul who has come here recently. Now Just to show how extremely difficult of mastery is the question of rate making for a single line, I will say that this offi cer although an acknowledged expert and one of the best rate men in the world, finds it necessary to leave his family in Chicago for six months until he can make a cat<ful inspection of the single line upon which he is to work. If this is true of an expert rate man working on a single line and with twenty-five years of val uable experience back of him. how in the name of common sense should a commis sion sitting at Washington or traveling all over the country, succeed where the questions of rate making would involve a knowledge of the most intricate kind as to conditions obtaining in thousands of flfrrerent sections and localities? . 7? c fact that tne courts have generally held against the rulings of the commis sion when the claim has been that rates were too high, seems to me to be answer enough. No railroad could do business indefinite ly if the freight rates charged its patrons were excessive. No .railroad could exist if the rates were too low. Consequently it is the endeavor of all railroads to strike a mean where the rates charged are as low as possible and at the same time the rev enue from the traffic pays a reasonable amount on the invested capital HEARING OF STEARNS Witnesses in Land Fraud Case Leave for Fort Pierre A second chapter in the story of the sensational arrest of W. T. Horsnell, the St. Paul real estate man, for con spiracy to defraud the government, «ill be enacted Thursday at Fort Pierre, S. D., when R. B. Steams will be ar raigned on a similar charge. Three of the government witnesses left St. Paul last night for Fort Pierre to give testimony against Steams. They were Miss Nora Goodkind of 131 State street, Lowell M. Pierce, clerk in the employ of Horsnell, and Samuel Coultier, special agent of the depart ment of the interior, with headquarters at Duluth. The government will be represented at the hearing by United States District Attorney W. H Elliott of Sioux Falls. The arrest of Stearins was made at the instance of C. C. Houpt. United State district attorney for Minnesota. Steams, who is at the head of a big cattle company at Fort Pierre, is charged with conspiracy in connection with Horsnell to fraudulently obtain title to some 16,000 acres of govern ment land in South Dakota. He Is a prominent politician of his section of South Dakota and was a candidate for state senator on the Republican ticket at the last election. Mr. Steams was years ago a resident of Wadena, in this state, but for years has been a leading man in South Dakota. The government officials are confi dent that they have a strong case against the accused. Horsnell, at the preliminary exam ination, was held in $1,500 bonds to answer to the federal grand jury. He furnished the required bond and is at liberty. PURCHASE OF SCHOOL SITE IS ORDERED Concurrent action with the assembly was taken by the board of aldermen In changing the name of Lizzie street to I'iban place, and also in instructing the corporation attorney to investigate and report on the rights of the telephone com panies regarding the placing of poles on streets and alleys. The resolution for the purchase of the Seventh ward school site was adopted at the stipulated purchase price of $6,300. The board of school directors is empower ed through this resolution to sell the abandoned school site at Marshall and Victoria streets for not less than (3.500 The resolution also provides for the purchase of a tract of land adjacent to lhe Hancock school on Wesley avenue for $2,500. This is to be used for the new addition to the school already, ordered uUlit. THE ST. PAUL GLOBE. WEDNESDAY, MARCH 22, 1905 CLUB LIST IS FILLED Commercial Club Membership Passes 1,000 Mark The active list of the Commercial club,consisting of 1.000 bona fide mem bers, is filled, and for tbo first time in the history of the organization there is a real waiting list. At the meeting of the directors last night thirty-nine more names were added to " the rolls and the list of members was declared filled. The reports of the various commit tees of the club show that the first part of 1905 has been the most prosperous in the life of the club. There is more active interest in the organization than ever before and the committee reported concerning memberships that a dozen or more would be added before April 1, when the additional amount for initia tion will be demanded. All those who come in prior to that date will have the advantage of the lower rate, but will have to remain on the waiting list until such time as vacancies occur in the active membership. Those elected to membership last night were as fol lows : John McGulre. John E. Paradis. W. E. Andrews. Walter F. Myers. Victor M. Watkins, Eugene F. Warner. 1.. Sydney B. Robinson, George M. Kenyon, Peter M. Kerst. S. E. Stohr. S. H. Dyer, 8. N. Sor enson. Walter E. Hill. T. H. Larke. C. W. Burchner, D. P Whyte. Frank O'Meara. W. W. Broughton, F. A. Maron. Edward H. Whitcomb. John W. Adams. W. E. Pinckney. E. M. Fisher, Homer P. Clark, Charles Beard, E. C. Haynle, J. B. Arey, F. E. Lamberton. L. H. Ickler. John A. Belmeur. Orlando J. Reynolds. G. L. Nye. E. A. Nelson, M L,. Finkelsteln. Roy O'Brien. J. Walter Stevens. Walter P. Confarr, Ernest D. L. Sperry. COMMITTEE SPLITS Two Reports on Grain and Warehouse Investigation Four members of the grain and ware house investigating committee will re port the result of the investigations of the seven members to the house today. The report will mildly criticise the sys tem of hopper scales, which the ma jority opinion will say gives too many opportunit4es for leakage between the cars and the scales. Track scales will be recommended as a cure for the evils. A. Hanaford, chairman of the com mittee, and the man who proposed the inquiry. I. W. Bouck, Ole Opdahl and H. T. Hille signed the report at a hurry ■«p call of the committee yesterday afternoon. J. G. Lund, who wrote a report orig inally adopted by the committee. Ward Stone and J. B. Kelly did not attend the meeting and may bring on a mi nority report. The original report was held up by Mr. Hanaford and reconsid ered by the majority of the committee. There Is a promise of a lively session of the house when the report comes in. SOUTH ST. PAUL PLANS FOR ITS NEW SCHOOL Building When Completed Will Have Many Rooms and Cost $30,000 The South St. Paul school board met in conference with C. H. Rankin, state school inspector and a member of a St. Paul firm of architects, last iltfcht. and discussed plans for a new school building to take the place of the one recently burned. It was decided to ask leading architects.of the state to com pete for the work. A 13 room building was decided upon to cost $30,000. Eight rooms will be located on the first floor. The arch itects will be asked to submit the plans by June 1. The building is to be ready for occupancy next fall, and will con tain a gymnasium and manual training quarters. EMPLOYES OF SENATE ARE AGAIN INSULTEQ Lieut. Gov. Jones Issues Cruel Order Barring Them From Retiring Room The dead line for senate employes Is at each door of the senate retiring room. To prevent ingress a burly keeper is stationed at each door and strict orders have been given by Lieut. Gov. Jones to bar the clerks from ad mission to the room during the ses sions of the senate. The senate clerks and other senate employes will meet Thursday night to discuss a supper, and resolutions are said to be already drafted protesting against the assump tion of autocratic regulations by the servants of the people. COLORED MAN UNABLE TO LEAVE THINGS ALONE Evan Warren Lifts Ring and Is Hur ried Back to Workhouse Evan Warren, colored, is establish ing: a record as an accomplished sneak thief. Some time ago he was arrested for stealing a fur coat and was sen tenced to the workhouse for ninety days. A few days after he was re leased Warren was again arrested, this time charged with stealing a ring from an East Seventh street pawnshop and a number of thimbles from Mannhelm er Bros. Warren was sentenced to the workhouse for thirty days by Judge Hine yesterday morning. NEW INCORPORATIONS The Cuban Medicine company of Minneapolis was incorporated yester day with a capital of $20,000. An amendment to the articles of in corporation of the Carnival Poster company of Minneapolis was filed with the secretary of state yesterday after noon increasing the capital stock of the company to $50,000. The Woodend Farm company was yesterday incorporated by A. C. Lor ing, H. P. Gallagher and B. D. White, all of Minneapolis, where the main office will be located. The company has a capital of $150,000 and will do a general farming business. The United States Sirup company of Minneapolis filed articles of incor poration and will do business with a capital of $500,000. G. J., E. A. and G. E. Yiehman are the incorporators. The Clearwater Mercantile company of Clearwater. Wright county, was in corporated yesterday with a capital of $25,000. The Midland Lumber company of St. Paul was incorporated for tire purpose of conducting a general lumber busi ness in the state by W. P. Platt and E. English of St. Paul and F. H. Mar ston of Chicago. The company has capital of $10,000. An amendment to the articles of in corporation of the Rainy Lake River Boom company was filed yesterday in creasing the capital stock to $55,000. Grand Rally of Royal Neighbors A grand rally will be held by the eight camps of the Royal Neighbors of America, the auxiliary of the Modern Woodmen, in commemoration of the tenth aniversary of the institution of the beneficial department. The rally will take place on Friday at Wood men's hall. Ninth and Franklin streets. :r : ~'- ••■" •■■ •.>■- ,■- . • "■- ■■ -1 ■■■/.;,",'. .—,'_'. _4» BURT IS WELL KNOWN IN SAINTLY CITY Probable Head of Isthmian Commission Once General Manager off Omaha Horace Greeley Burt, who will prob ably be named by President Roosevelt as head of the isthmian canal commis sion, was at one time a resident of St. Paul and is well known to every rail road official of the Twin Cities and the west generally. He was general manager of the Chi cago, St. Paul. Minneapolis &, Omaha in 1836 and was stationed here until his election as president of the Union Pacific. He has made engineering the feature of his. work and is accounted one of the best engineers in the coun try. Mr. Roosevelt has made no secret of the fact that he Is looking for a $100. --000 man and it is generally understood that he has selected Mr. Burt for the big job. Roosevelt is much dissatisfied with the present commission and ac cording to reports has declared that he wants one man who Is big enough to earn the salary named and straighten out things on the isthmus. The president looked over the record of Mr. Burt when he took charge of the Union Pacific when that property was Just out of the hands of a receiver and was in a state of decay. Burt Instilled plenty of ginger into his staff and from the day he took hold the sinecure on the Union Pacific was a thing of the past. The marvelous prosperity of th<* property In a financial sense during his administration of its affairs at tracted the attention of the railroad world and it was to this that the presi dent referred. Mr. Burt is at present touring the world, but Is expected home within a short time. If he is appointed to take charge of the canal he will succeed Rear Admiral John G. Walker. Friends of Mr. Bum say that definite offers have been made him several times to take up the isthmian project, but that he made no answer to the proposals. Mr. Burt's work has been almost wholly in the west. He was born at Terre Haute, Ind., in 1549. and was graduated from Ann Harbor In 1573. He had done some little work with sur veying crews of railroads in vacation times and when he came out of college he took up engineering In earnest. He rose rapidly, leaping over the heads of thousands of good men, until he was elected president of the big Harriman road. At present Mr. Bui t is working on a commission from Harriman to investi gate the possibilities of railroad build ing: in China and Japan. He Is get ting a salary of $30,000 a year for this kvork. OFFICES OPEN TODAY New York Central's Minneapolis Quarters Ready for Public The New York Central offices at Min neapolis, Minn., will be opened with a flourish of trumpets today. The quarters secured for the offices are located in the Railroad block, 267 Nicollet avenue. AU day the rooms will be open for the in spection of the public and a special in vitation has been been extended to all the passenger and freight men of the Twin Cities. Frank L. Towne, formerly of the North ern Pacific, will be in charge of the pas senger business of the office, and J- S. Hamilton the freight business. The office will be under the control of W. B. Hutter and W. It. Wyand, the northwestern district representatives of the New York Central lines. The object of the city offices in St. Paul and Min neapolis is to assist the local agents In ticketing passengers through from this territory to their destinations on the lines of the roads. While many of the high passenger men will visit the Twin Cities to attend the opening. Charles F. Daly, passenger traffic manager of the lines west of Buffalo, will not be able to be present. Mr. Daly yes terday was called east on urgent business. Tries to Oust Mayor m DENVER, Colo.. March 21.—Senator Louis G. Campbell today introduced a concurrent resolution instructing Atty. Gen. Miller to institute quo warranto proceedings against Mayor Robert W. Speer and all the Democratic officials elected in this city on May 1 last, re quiring them to show cause why they should not be ousted from office. A preamble contains allegations of gross frauds at that election. "Joseph W. Springer was elected mayor of Denver," said Senator Camp bell, "ami Mayor Speer is illegally holding the office." The resolution was referred to a committee. Engineers Convene CHICAGO, March 21.—The sixth an lual convention of the American Railway Engineering and Maintenance of Ways as loclation opened here today. Civil en gineers fiom all parts of the United States are In attendance. President flunter McDonald of Nashville. Term.. nade the opening address. Reports of Jie secretary and treasurer followed. Dispute Is Settled NEW HAVEN. Conn . March 21—A for mal announcement was made today by the New Haven of the adjustment of the dis pute between the engineers and firemen employed by the road. VOTING MACHINE BILLS CONSIDERED Senate Committee Examines Measures That Designate Different Devices — Two bills each describing a particular kind of voting machine to be used at elec tions were considered by the senate com mitteo on elections, which met at the Ryan hotel last night. • Senator Dunn Is ; the author of one and Senator Gjertsen of the other voting machine measure. Sen- ' ator Alley, who is a member of the elec tions committee championed the Gjertsen bill while Senator Dunn, also on the com mittee, spoke in behalf of his own bill. - Inasmuch as each bill specified certain attachment and apparatus as - necessary to the machine it was designed to provide for, it was apparent to the committee that If cither became a law it would shut out all voting machines save the one de scribed. Senator-Dunn said he was will ing to modify hts bill so as to let in any machine that could do the work. . The committee finally referred the bills to Senators Alley and Dunn, who will en deavor to draft a. compromise measure, that .will meet the requirements of the election laws, the idea being.to make the machine conform to the : law and not the law to fit the particular machine.' - . . Senator McNamee's bills to head the county-ballots with the names of the can didates* for the county board, were; laid over, .without action to give the Ramsey senator ■ chance to be htard,. The committee: recommended. for | pass ape; the Dorsey house, bill ; providing ;. for the rotation in otilcc of • village trustees. 7 MUCH BUILDING WILL BE DONE THIS YEAR American Railways Contem plate Vast Extensions AH Over the Country CHICAGO. March 21—The Railway Age tomorrow will say that 19«5 is to witness great activity in railroad building. A tabulated statement shows 7.500 miles un der contract of construction and 9,332 miles of projected road which may rea sonably be expected to materialize. The following are some of the com panies which have important extensions under construction: Minneapolis. St. Paul & Sault Ste. Marie, 291 miles from Thief River Falls, Minn., to Kenmare. N. D.; Atchison, To peka & Sant* Fe. 135 miles in Texas Louisiana, Arkansas. Arizona and Califor nia; Illinois Central, 124 miles in Indiana, Illinois and Mississippi; Midland Valley, 110 miles in Indian territory: Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific, 107 miles in Ar kansas. In Canada, also, the year will witness wonderful activity in railroad construc tion, including the inauguration at several points of work on another transconti nental line, which is to add 3.600 miles to the system operated by the Grand Trunk railway company. STARTS FOR HILLS White River Valley Railroad Pushes Westward Special to The Globe MITCHELL. S. D.. March 21.—Active work has commenced on the White River Valley railway from Chamberlain to the Black Hills. The secretary of the com pany. O. 1... Branson, with htadquartern at Mitchell, stated today that material is on the way for the construction of a temporary bridge across the Missouri river at Chamberlain. Already fifty carloads of piling are side, tracked here. A large quantity of lum ber will be shipped from Aberdeen for construction. - Harry L. Hunter has announced to the public that the constiuction of the new road, of which Mr. I'.ranson Is one of the directors, is a surety. % INJUNCTION DENIED Government Aid to Build Ter minals Held Legal WASHINGTON. March 21.—An opinion was handed down today in the court of appeals of the district of Columbia in the case of Josinh Millard vs. the treas urer of the United Btates, In which Millard sought to secure an injunction against the payment of $3,000,000 to the local railroad companies in aid of the movement for the erection of a union depot and the concentration of the Tail way terminals. The petition was denlod. Mr. Millard attacked th* appropriation as unconstitutional in that it provides for the use' of public money fur private pur poses and because the bill making the appropriation originated In the senate and not in the house of representatives. Both points were overruled, the court holding that bills making appropriations may legitimately originate in the senate when the appropriation is only incidental to the purpose of the bill. ACROSS HOT SANDS Big American Party to Dedicate Winnipeg Temple Cal E. Stone, assistant general pas senger agent of the Great Northern, will accompany the special train which will convey the members of the Mystic Shrine to Winnipeg tonight. Mr. Stone is a thirty-third degree Mason and past po tentate of Osman temple of St. Paul. In speaking of the trip. Mr. Stone said: "For many years the Canadian mem bers of the shrine have sought a charter for a temple to be located in Winnipeg, and until now the reo^yest has been de nied. This action was on account of the scattered character of the popula tion and the fewness of the members of the shrine who lived in Canada. But late ly the charter was granted by the imperial council on account of the large number of shriners and those eligible to mem bership In the order who have emigrated from this country. "At least 400 shrlners from the United States will appear in the oriental parade that will mark the commencement of the dedicatory- ceremonies. This parade will be led by the shrine band and Arab patrol of Fargo. N. D.. under Gov. Sarles. Special cars have been chartered for the trip from St. Paul. Minneapolis. Dcs Moines. Grand Forks. Devils Lake and several other points. The new sbrine will be called Khartum temple and its Jurisdiction will extend from Port Arthur on Lake Superior to British Columbia, and will include all the provinces that lie between. "The new temple will send a caravan of 100 novices across the hot sands, and it will be the intention of the American party to see that the proper temperature is maintained." Nebraska Railway Commission LINCOLN. Neb.. March 21.—The senate today passed the bill providing for the creation of a state railroad commission composed of the state auditor, treasurer and land commissioners. BOYS STEAL LIGHT BULBS AT CAPITOL Guards at Building Are Unable to Prevent Sightseers Mutilating Walls Two boys were apprehended yesterday by one of the state capitol guards while In the act of stealing Incandescent electric light bulbs from the standards in front of the main entrance to the new capitol. They were handed over to a police officer and taken to the central police station. Their parents were notified and later the boys, who are under 1»J years of age were released. The electric light standards are within easy reach of persons ascending the stair way leading to the main entrance, and nearly a dozen bulbs have been stolen from them since the capitol was thrown open to the public. The wall facing the stairway leading into the basement in the west wing was yesterday discovered to have been muti lated by vandals. The soft Kasota utone had been chipped out with a knife or other Instrument and a space a foot square was covered with holes varying from the size of a dime to a half dollar. Resolutions of Sympathy Resolutions of sympathy on the death of the late Allen J. Greer. former house member and later a senator from Wa bp.slia county, were presented in the house yesterday by M. J. O'Lauphlin. his suc cessor In the house. Mr. Greer died la^t Saturday at Monrovia, Cai., his winter home. IMBit* ffi Uttjiu!' i i~~*~~*^tn^B^M y* I ibfi HH bb f > Q| Bb jh| I ~-~ L| FiTrfl 111 Ti\ lT**3l ~< i.> S3 ES >ggr j [ Hi jfla M jß| fci L^,;,. ■■.^^H^^^^^^^^,,,, S For Infants and Children. I Thß Kißd You Have PreparationforAs- Always Bought similatingtiicFoodandßcgula- I M UnglhcStoiDachsanlßowelsof I Ppq-pq fh^ M PromotesDig^Checrful-l I ! 119^11116 /Am ness and Rest.Contains neilher j m o w If w* Opium.Morphine noc^fineral. I \ 01 #(\ *\ t # >.ot "Narcotic. 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This will leave $40,000 to be pro vided for by assessment on property bene fited. The' plan for assessing property to which some benefit would accrue but not adjacent to the improvement to be mudo has been considered as not feasible The matter then revolves itself into a ques tion of assessing the actual property touched by the widening of the street This will probably entafl an expense on each lot of from $1,000 up to $10,000. While the proposition has not assumed such form as yet as to call for an opinion from the property owners, it is confidently expected that decided opposition to the assessment will be made. There Is a large element in the city which would prefer to see the pavilion built at Como. If they are reinforced by the pioperty owners who may object to the widening of Sibley street, a pretty tangle will result from the $30,000 gift. COL. WILDER LEAVES DEPARTMENT OF DAKOTA Maj. Albert Todd of Gen. Grant's Staff Will Succeed Him Here Col. W. E. Wilder has been relieved from duty as adjutant general of the department of Dakota. An order to that effect was received at the army building from Washington yesterday. He is also directed to remain here on waiting orders at the convenience of the government. Maj. Albert Todd, now on duty on the staff of Brig. Gen. F. D. Grant, at Governors island. New York, will be his successor. Woman Asks for Big Damages The trial of the case of Mrs. Au gusta Zudrow, suing the Great North ern railway company for personal in- Jury damages in the sum of $10,130, was begun yesterday before a jury in Judge Orr's division of the district court. A locomotive strnek a wagon in which Mrs. Zudrow was driving across the tracks of the defendant company near Mound July 12, 1904, and she sustained injuries which she claims will be permanent in their nature. Accountants Hold Meeting The St. Paul Association of Ac countants and Bookkeepers met last night at the Endicott building. The meeting was well attended and inter esting papers were read by H. W. Mann, A. J. Vieth, F. Baker and Mr. Bisser, all having for their subject the "Handling of Creditor Accounts." A general discussion of the subject treat ed in the papers followed. Trolley Company Jury Out The Jury in the case of Edward Fischer Vs. St. Paul City railway com pany began its deliberations in the case late yesterday afternoon, the charge of Judge Orr, before whom the case was tried, having been delivered at 3:30 o'clock. At 6 o'clock no word had been received from them. Fischer seeks to recover $5,000 damages for personal in juries. Army Clerk Transferred A telegram received at the army building orders the immediate transfer of H. Ij. Sallee, clerk in the office of the chief commissary officer, depart ment of Dakota, to Vancouver bar racks, Washington. Mr. Sallee left for his new station last night. His suc cessor has not been appointed. Attorney Can See Books An order was issued by Judge Loch ren of the federal court yesterday compelling T. H. Salmon, trustee in the bankruptcy proceedings of the Coe Commission "company, to permit F. H. Croker, attorney for the company, to examine the books. Would KIM Hinton Bill The house committee on longs and lum ber yesterday agree*! to a recommendation for Indefinite postponement for the Hln ton bill, establishing a new system of scaling small timber. There was appar ently no demand for a change in the present system. Conrad Files in Bankruptcy—A pe tition In bankruptcy was filed in the federal court yesterday by Oliver' F. Conrad. The schedule accompanying the petition places the liabilities at $1,726.13 and assets $1.257.55, of which $425 are claimed to be exempt. LIFE OF JULES VERNE DRAWS NEAR ITS CLOSE Stroke of Paralysis Renders His Con dition Still More Desperate AMIENS, France, Match 21.—Jules Verne, the aged novelist, is dangerously pick in the last stages of diabetes. He continued writing until recently, when he was obliged to suspend all literary work and his duties as a municipal councillor, lions. Verne occupies the same room in which he wrote his ex traordinary stories of voyages. His condition is regarded as hopeless. Tel egrams of sympathy from all Quarters of the globe have been received. 1.-ate this evening Mons. Verne sus tained a stroke of paralysis affecting his right side, which has since been ex tending. DEATHS OF THE DAY ROCKFORD, 111., March 21.—William Ziock, president of the Rockford Mitten and Hosiery company and of the Bur son Knitting company, died today in a St. Louis hospital following an opera tion. His age was 75 years. While in the employment of a Chicago pack ing company It is claimed Mr. Ziock Introduced American smoked meats into Germany. GRAND RAPIDS, Mich.. March 21.— "William N. Rowe, president of the Valley City Milling company, died here today of peritonitis, aged f>2. He was treasurer of the National Millers' asso ciation and a member of the board of directors of the Millers' National fed eration. CEDAR RAPIDS, la., March 21.— Fred W. Faulkes, editor of the Cedar Rapids Gazette, died today at Excel sior Springs, Mo. Cause, heart dis ease. He was born in Wisconsin in 1855 and came to lowa in 1574. NEWBURGH, N. V., March 21.— Capt. George T. Hodges, chief clerk in the quartermaster's department at West Point, is dead, aged 64 years. He served (taring the civil war in the Sixth United States infantry. Assigns for a Million PHILADELPHIA. March ZL— The Pro viil. Nt Investment company of this city today made an assignment for the benefit of creditors "to Attorney John C. Crow ley. Later a petition was filed in the United States district court asking that the concern be declared an involuntary bankrupt. It is expected that a receiver will be asked for In a few days. Tho company wa.s purely an investment con cern, claiming to pay a certain amount of interest for money intrusted to it for in vestment. The reputed manager is W. H. I,attimer. The liabilities are said to amount to nearly $1,000,000 and the as sets to be very small. Crash in the Subway NEW YORK. Maid) 21.—During the rush hour on the West Farms branch of the subway tonight, one train crashed Into another. Then a third train hit the sec ond train with terriffic force, throwing one oar from the track and smashing every window In two cars. Four persons were Injured. Slippery tracks aro blamed for the accident. A GOOD DEAL OF NONSENSE About "Blood Purifiers'' and "Tonics" Every drop of blood, every bone, nerve and tissue in the body can be renewed in but one way, and that Is, from wholesome food properly digested. There in no other way. and the idea that a medicine In it self can purify the blood or supply new tissues and strong nerves is ridiculous and on a par with the fol-de-rol that dyspep sia or indigestion is a germ disease, or that other fallacy, that a weak stomach which refuses to digest food can be made to do so by Irritating and Inflaming the bowels by pills and cathartics. Stuarts Dyspepsia Tablets euro indiges tion, sour stomach, gas and bloating after meals, because they furnish the digestive principles which weak stomachs lack, and, unles3 the deficiency of pepsin and dias tase is supplied, it is useless to attempt to cure stomach trouble by the use- of "tonics," "pills" and "cathartics" which have absolutely no digestive power, and their only effect is to give a temporary stimulation. One grain of the active principle In Stuart's Dyspepsia Tablets ■will, digest 3,000 grains of meat, eggs and similar foods, and* experiments have shown that they will do thi3 in a glass bottle at prop er temperature, but of course are much more effective in the stomach. :<■* There is probably no remedy so unlver- sally used as Stuart's Tablets,- because It is not only the sick and ailing, but well people who use them at every meal >. to in.-ure perfect digestion and assimilation of food. • People who enjoy fair health take Stu art's Tablets at* regularly aa they take their meals, because they want to keep ■well, prevention is better than cure, and Btuurt'a Dyspepsia Tablets do both: they prevent' indigestion and they remove i< • where it. exists. The regular use of one or two of-them after meals will demon strate their merit "and efficiency better than any other argument.