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THE MINNEAPOLIS JOURNAL
PEICE TWO CENTS.
Nominations Confirmed by
GRIGGS WILL RETIRE
Vice President Roosevelt in the
Chair in the Senate.
CHEERED RY THE GALLERIES
Urge (ruihv* Watch the First Ses
•lon of the Fifty-seventh
"Waihlngton. March s.—The president
to-day- sent the following nominations to
John Hay of the District of Columbia,
secretary of state.
Lymaa J. Gage of Illinois, secretary of the
Elihu Root of New York, secretary of war.
John W. Griggs of New Jersey, attorney
Charles Emory Smith of Pennsylvania,
postmaster general. /
John D. Long of Massachusetts, secretary
Of the navy.
Ethan A. Hitchcock of Missouri, secretary
Of the interior.
James Wilson of lowa, secretary of agri
The senate confirmed all the cabinet
Attorney-General Griggs will retain
office until the president is able to select
The president to-day Issued a new com
mission to George B. Cortelyou as secre
tary to the president.
Vice President Presides Over the
>«-s.«tion of the Senate.
Washington, March 5. —Interest in the
proceedings of the senate to-day was little
leas than intense. The session was prac
tically the first of the flfty-seventh con
gress, that of yesterday being short and
An immense throng crowded the gal
leries. Vice President Roosevelt was the
Floral pieces presented to senators were
not numerous, but elaborate. Among
those remembered were Mr. Blackburn of
Kentucky, who returns to the senate after
a lapse of several years; Mr. Dubois of
Idaho, also a former senator; Mr. Clark of
Montana who returns to the senate after
one of the most notable contests in the
country; Mr. Wetmore of Rhode Island,
Mr. Bailey of Texas, who after several
years in the house of representatives,
comes to the north wing of the capitol;
Mr. Carmack of Tennessee, who also has
served in the house, and Mr. Simmons of
When Vice President Roosevelt entered
he was greeted with a wave of applause.
As he ascended to his desk, another great
"wave of applause swept over the galleries.
As soon as the reading of the. journal had
begun, Mr. Money of Mississippi asked
that it be suspended that he might present
his colleague, Mr. McLaurin to take the
oath of office.
Mr. Morgan of Alabama objected and in
sisted that the reading should proceed.
"My understanding is," said the vice
president, "that the reading of the jour
nal takes precedence over all other mat
The journal was then read.
The discussion of the rules of the sen
ate continued in executive session. At
1:45 p. m. the senate adjourned.
PETITIONS PRO AND CON
Kriends and Opponent)* of the Pri
mary Klectlou Bill Are Active.
Special to The Journal.
Madison. Wis., March 5. —Twenty-two
petitions for and against the primary
election bill were submitted to the legis
lature here ta-day.
The senate concurred in the bill re
quiring time checks given in payment of
wages to be made negotiable, and passed
the bill increasing the salary of the su
preme court justices to $6,000 and of cir
cuit judges to $4,000 with $400 expense
The bill authorizing a loan of $80,000 to
Portage county from the trust funds was
also concurred in by the senate. The bill
authorizing cities of the third and fourth
class to acquire electric light plants
passed the senate this afternoon. The
nm hearing on the railway taxation bill,
which proposes an increase of abour $700,
--000, was held. Representatives of all the
leading roads in the state were present
to argue against the bills.
Senator Mills, chairman of the joint
committee on claims, has listed all bills
carrying appropriations for the different
departments, and has also prepared a list
of standing appropriations, with the reve
nues provided by existing statutes. The
bills before the present legislature call
for these appropriations for the depart
tnentE for the ensuing two years:
Educational, $1,374,350; agricultural,
$222,356; charitable and penal, $1,468,692;
public improvements, $70,730; military,
$60,800; labor. $70,600; salaries end print
ing $151,210; miscellaneous, $248,742;
Total appropriations already provided
for amount to $5,570,582, which, with the
appropriations demanded at this session,
amount to $»,428.062.
FRIEND ON EQUAL TERMS
Count yon Bn«low"s Statement on
Relations With England.
Berlin, March s.—Replying to a ques
tion in the reichstag to-day on the sub
ject of Emperor William's recent visit
to England, the imperial chancellor,
fount yon Buelow, declared the visit was
neither of a political nor of a courtly
character. The emperor merely hastened
to the deathbed of his grandmother. The
act evoked the gratitude of Great Brit
ain and aroused there a desire for peace
ful and friendly relations. This wish was
shared by Gefmany, a full equality of
rights between the German and the
British nations being, of course, a condi
tion sine qua non.
The accession of the new sovereign
would not change the relations of Ger
many and Great Britain.
Regarding the decorating of Lord Rob
erts with the order of the Black Eagle,
that was solely a matter for the King
of Prussia to decide. It was a question
of the constitutional, personal preroga
tive of the crown. Lord Roberts was not
a political personage.
Herr Schaedler, in putting the question,
had asserted that disatisfaction was rife
in Germany. The decoration of Lord
Roberts caused wide discontent. The
Germans were afraid that a hyperfriendly
policy toward Great Britain would create
enemies for Germany on the continent.
CITY OF CLAIMS.
Goopb—A Chicago scientist claims that
there are 10,000,000 microbes in—
•Whoop—Oh, those Chicago census figures
Bake me weary.
U. S. Supreme Court So De
ELEVATOR LICENSE LAW
Statute of 1885 Held to Be Consti
THAT THE ONLY POINT DECIDED
Minneapolis Mure lit lift Clubs Make a
Great Hit in Washington—
From The Journal Bureau, Room 46, Post
Washington, March 5. —The supreme
court to-day affirmed the decision of the
supreme court of Minnesota in the case
of the \V. \V. Cargill company against
the state of Minnesota on the relation
of the state warehouse commission. The
opinion is by Justice Harlan. It is held
that the state law requiring the company
to pay a license fee for storing its own
grain in its own warehouse at Lanes
boro, Minn., is not in violation of the
The case involved the constitutionality
of the Minnesota law of 1885, requiring
storage elevators and warehouse on rail
road lines, but not at terminal stations,
to take out licenses and also making
other regulations concerning such insti
tutions. The opinion of the court was
confined entirely to the one point of the
right of the state railroad and warehouse
commission to require owners of such
warehouses or elevators to take out li
censes, and it was held that the com
mission could legitimately exercise that
function under the constitution.
The Minneapolis Roosevelt Marching
Club made a good impression in yester
day's parade. The boys marched well and
were cheered frequently along the line.
As they passed the reviewing stand on
Pennsylvania avenue Colonel Roosevelt
raised his hat, and raised it again and
again as the members of the club indi
cated their pleasure at seeing him. The
morning Washington papers contain com
plimentary notices of the Rough Riders,
who, being the only men in khaki uniform
in line, attracted much attention.
The Flambeau boys attracted considera
ble attention and made a fine apeparance
in their stunning Mexican uniforms. The
morning papers say some kind words
about them also.
Considerable merriment has been cre
ated in the ranks of the North Dakota
colony in Washington over a notice in the
Washington Post concerning Thomas J.
Lamb, one of the senate doorkeepers, who
was an aide in the inaugural parade. The
Post published a picture of Lamb and ad
vertised him as a lifelong republican, say
ing that he once refused the republican
nomination for congress in North Dakota.
The article closed by saying that the
North Dakota republicans in Washington
were greatly pleased over the honor
shown Lamb in the inaugural parade.
As a matter of fact, however, nobody
knew anything about it, and after the
article had been published, everybody
—W. W. Jermane.
SOMERBV IS TICKLED
AsKistant Attorney General K\ ,>lu ius
the < nrjsill Cane.
Attorney General Douglas is now in
Washington. C. W. Somerby, assistant
attorney general, when told of the de
cision this afternoon, said that it was
not only pleasing news to the attorney
general's office, but a matter of much im
portance to the state. He said further:
The Minnesota supreme court held That
where a person operates a grain warehouse
located upon a railroad right of way, hi which
the grain belongs to the owner of the ele
vator, is purchased of the farmer at such
warehouse, end is there weighed and graded
by the warehouse owners on their own scales
and with their own appliances, the business
I is of such a public character that the legis
lature may require the warehouse men to
; take out a license from the railroad and
The action just decided arose under the
laws of 189\ chapter 148. The statute pro
vides that all elevators and warehouses in
which grain is received, stored or shipped
and which are situated on the right of way of
any railroad company in this state, to be used
In connection with its line of railway, are
public elevators, and shall be under the su
pervision of the railroad and warehouse com
The defendant, W. W. Cargill company,
owned and operated such an elevator and
refused to take out a license, or to be in any
manner subject to the supervision of the com
mission, and an action was brought by the
state to compel the elevator company to take
out a license. The district court of Ramsey
county held that the act was unconstitutional.
in so far as it attempts to declare elevators
in which only the grain of the owner is re
ceived, stored or shipped, to be public ele
On appeal to the Minnesota supreme court
the validity of the law was sustained as to
the provisions thereof requiring a license
from such elevators and making them sub
ject to supervision and regulation by the
railroad and warehouse commission. The
various provisions of the act. relative to the
receiving, storing and handling of grain for
others, and tbe duties incident thereto, were
held not to apply to private elevators. From
this decision of the supreme court the de
fendant eomrtny appealed to the supreme
court of the United States.
"Washington Small Talk.
Mr. and Mrs. F. H. Sanders arrived in
Washington yesterday and will be here sev
J. S. McLain and Allen Ramsey left this
morning for New York. They will probably
be in Minneapolis the last of the week.
B. Prom, of Milton, N. D., leaves Washing
ton to-day. He will stop for a few days at
Syracuse, X. V., beforer eturning home.
In the hubbub attending the close of con
gress, the new postmaster at Wahpeton. N.
D., was not confirmed. This means that the
present incumbent will hold on till next win
ter, at least.
Mr. and Mrs. Lurian Swift arrived from
Palm Beach, Fla.. in time to attend the in
augural ball, and they left this morning for
New York. They will be in Minneapolis about
the middle of the month.
The supreme court made no announcement
to-day on the petition of Alexander McKenzie
for leave to file an application for a writ of
habeas corpus and certiorari from the circuit
court of appeals in San Francisco.
John E. Haggart, of Fargo, United States
marshal, starts for home to-day. He has
been here several weeks, doing what he could
in the interest of the Alexander McKenzid
case. Mr. Haggart is a staunch friends of
The army post at Bismarck got 135.000 in
stead of $75,000. Four bills were pending for
post improvements in different sections of the
country, and they were shaved down to $35,
--000 each. This appropriation makes a total
of $115,000 secured for the Bismarck post.
Postmasters were appointed to-day as fol
lows: Minnesota—Percy. Kittson county, An
drew Vieks; Spring Hill, Steams county,
TUESDAY EVENING, MARCH 5, 1901.
Leonhard Klrchner; Valley, Polk county, J.
J. Gronvold. lowa—Randall, Hamilton coun
ty, Jacob Williams. Montana—York, Lewis
and Clark county, George French. Wiscon
sin—Kinler, Buffalo county, Leonhard Fried.
The controller of the currency to-day gave
out an abstract of the reports of the condi
tion of the five national banks in Minneapo
lis at the close of business Feb. 5, compared
with the reports of Dec. 1, when there were
six banks in the city. It shows that the
total resources decreased from $23,485,683 to
$21,562,180: loans and discounts decreased
from $14,182,733 to $13,362,790, and the cash
reserve fell from $1,675,044 to $1,172,141, of
which gold holdings advanced from $696,485
to $776,902; individual deposits decreased from
$10,081,637 to $8,964,219, and the average re
serve held fell from 26.53 per cent to 25.52
HOME FOR BISCUITS
The National Biscuit Company Buys
the McCormick Building.
THE CONSIDERATION IS $69,500
The Company Had Intended to Build
— Lively Competition Among
Real Estate Men.
Another important deal in Minneapolis
real estate was closed to-day when the
Lillibridge-Bremner factory, a branch of
the National Biscuit company, purchased
the McCormick-building at Third avenue
X. and Third street for $69,500.
This sale marks the culmination of one
of the liveliest real estate transactions
ever consummated in this city. For weeks
the local officers of the biscuit company,
aided by St. Louis and Chicago represen
tatives of the parent concern, have been
dickering with real estate men in the ef
fort to secure a siie exactly to their liking.
It was their original intention to build a
new factory at an expense of about $100,
--000, but the agents either had their prices
too high or the biscuit people were too
much enamored of improved down town
property to make such a consummation de
sirable. At any rate, the McCormiek
building was selected over some twenty or
thirty other properties which had been
offered when the heads of the biscuit con
cern arrived in town this morning.
A I.iiiki' Building.
The McCormick building Is about 132 x
132 feet. It is a six-story stone structure,
built in a most substantial manner, at an
original cost of $80,000. It was for many
years the home of the North Star Boot
and Shoe company. No building in the
down town district is more favorably lo
cated for the purposes of a big factory,
as its rear rests on the yards and tracks
of the Minneapolis & St. Louis road. It
will unquestionably meet all the demands
of the Lillibridge-Bremner company with
some slight alterations to meet the re
quirements of the new and costly ma
chinery which the company will install
for the new plant.
The Lillibridge-Bremner factory, which
is at present located at Nos. 13. 15, 17
and 19 Third street S, is one of the old
est and most reliable institutions in Min
neapolis. It has remained at the same
old stand for a long term of years, and
has built up a large trade in the manu
facture of crackers and confectionery.
It is uncertain just when the factory
will remove to its new quarters, but as
the McCormick building Is practically
empty except for storage uses, it will
presumably be but a short time.
UNDER FALLING ORE
MK'lit Foreman Burnsidv Instantly
Killed at Ashlaml.
Special to The Journal.
Ashland, Wis., March 5.—A fatal acci
dent happened at the blast furnace last
night. Robert Burnside, night foreman,
was caught under a pile of falling ore and
was killed instantly.
DREYFUS WRITES A BOOK
It Tells of Hlm Imprisonment on
Paris, March o. —Alfred Dreyfus returned
to Switzerland to-day, after a stay In
Paris, during which he corrected the
proofs of the book he has completed, "Five
Years of My Life," dealing with his im
prisonment on Devils Island.
FOR NEBRASKA SENATORS.
Lincoln, Neb., March s.—The vote on United
States senator to-c"ay was as follows: Allen
(fus.), 21; Hitchcock (fus.), 22; W. H. Thomp
son (fus.). 8: Berge (fus.), 44; D. E. Thomp
son, 37; CrouDze, 7; Currie. 12; Meiklejohn,
35; Hinshaw, 13; Rosewater, 15; Martin, 4;
scattering, 16. I
TEDDY'S COSY CORNER.
TAX TRIO SELECTED
The Three Members of the Commis-
sion Virtually Agreed On.
MESSRS. CHILDS, IVES AND JELLEY
As Soon- an Attorney General Dons
" las Returns the Appointments
Will Be tiin,M.noert,
HENRY W. CHILDS, of St. Paul, formet
GIDEON S. IVES, of St. Peter, former
CHARLES S. JELLEY, of Minneapolis,
former special attorney for the county
These will be the three members of the
Minnesota tax commission, which will be
formally appointed as soon as Attorney
General Douglas returns from Washing
ton. Governor Van Sant, Auditor
Dunn and Mr. Douglas considered the
matter of appointments informally before
Mr. Douglas left, and it is stated on good
authority that the three gentlmen above
named were agreed on at that time.
All three of the probable appointees are
attorneys and men of high reputation,
personally and professionally. They are
all regarded as men who command the
confidence of the public, and the ap
pointments will cause general satisfac
A place on the tax commission w ras of
fered to Judge D. A. Dickinson of Duluth,
a former justice of the supreme court, and
a lawyer of high attainments. Judge
Dickinson declined to 1 serve.
END OF OPPOSITION
Reapportionment Plan Is Amended
and Made Certain.
REDWOOD AND WASECA IN LINE
This Leaven Heiinepiu Helpless, Ex
cept for Slight Support From
. »■ ' Meeker ami Anoka.
The patient labors of Senator Somer
ville and Representative Larson have at
last been rewarded, and while they have
not succeded in getting Blue Earth coun
ty separated from the second district, or
in smashing the reapportionment slate,
they have made a hole in it and are very
The plan agreed on by the joint com
mittee and introduced in both houses will
be amended. Redwood county will be
taken from the new seventh district and
left with its old political brethren in the
second district. Waseca county, which,
under the committee plan, was detached
from the first district and given to the
second, will be put back to the first dis
trict, leaving it exactly as it has been for
ten years past. When the reapportion
ment bill .comes up in both houses, Fri
day, these amendments will be offered
and agreed to, then the bill as amended
will be supported by Messrs Somerville
and Larson and their friends.
This is the compact that has been made
and agreed to, and the fact is admitted
by both parties to the agreement.
This knocks about the last prop from
under the opposition to the committee
plan. Hennepin county is about all there
is left. Meeker and Anoka are dissatis
fied ■with their prospective location, but
the combine refuses to make any conces
sions to suit them.
The Hennepin delegation will make a
formal protest.'but will not precipitate any
unseemly fight in either house. .Now that
the :second district- malcontents have been
satisfied, there is no more hope fcr Hen
nepin. The fact that the : concession was
made, however, shows that the - combine
felt it necessary to : clinch the matter by
getting as many adherents to the commit
tee plan as possible. rr "
Redwood county" citizens will be very
well pleased to remain in old: second dis
trict, and Waseca prefers to continue with
her old associates in the first/ The Wa
seca county politicians^ complained of their
proposed separation from the first-district,
claiming that " another reapportionment
would: throw them * back ; into the
first and that :;V this ; 'apportionment
was simply casting;- them adrift for ten
years. -jr •_ •■.--•--....•.;■- >■■ .-_^ ; _-'--'■ ■ ' .-/ \
NEW CANAL TREATY
Great Britain Is Reported to Be
Preparing a Statement.
BRITISH VIEW OF AMENDMENTS
Thl*. Will Be the Ha»l» of v. New
Treaty «'onforming to the
, Senate* Ideas.
Washington, March s.—The Hay-
Pauncefote treaty, intended to replace
the Clayton-Bulwer treaty relative to
the construction of Isthmian waterways,
died at noon yesterday. The last clause
allowed only until March 4 for ratifica
It is understood here that the British
government is preparing a communication
based upon the senate amendments, an
alyzing them carefully, pointing out their
probable effect upon the original proposi
tion as seen from the British side, and
perhaps suggesting some modifications.
There is reason to believe that nego
tiations will be resumed for a new treaty
to meet the objections raised by the sen
ate to the original treaty.
ABROGATE THE TREATY
.Senator Morsan Introduces a Reso-
lutioii. Which Goes Over.
Washington, March s.—Senator Morgan
of Alabama to-day introduced a resolu
tion in the senate declaring the Clayton-
Bulwer treaty abrogated. It went over
DAILY REICHSRATH RIOT
LEGISLATORS USE THEIR FISTS
Czech Starts the Trouble by Insist
ing on Speaking in His
Own Language, ■
Vienna, March 5. —Fists were again a
prominent feature in to-day's session of
A Czech radical, Zazvorka, insisted on
making a speech in the Czech language.
The acting president, Prade, prohibited
him from speaking, whereupon Fressl, a
Czech radical, rushed up to the presi
dent's chair, snatched the papers from
the desk and crumpled them into a ball.
A member of the German people's party,
Malik, sprang upon Fressl and belabored
him. Berger, a Pan-German, showered
blows upon Fressl. Others joined in the
fighting and the noise became terrific.
The combatants were separated and the
sitting was suspended.
Chicago Police Are Reticent About
. . a Democratic Ron-.
»ir YorK Sun Special Service
Chicago, March 5. —Raymon Farrar was
shot and fatally wounded last night in a
general fight in front of a democratic
primary polling place. John Steen, who
is locked up. denies the shooting. Al
though there were twenty policemen
there. Captain Campbell declared that he
had been unable to secure the names of
any eye witnesses. Conflicting stories
are told concerning the shooting and the
police were averse to giving out the
DUEL IN THE STREET
Tito Illinois Farmers Settle an Old
Parkville, 111., March 5.—A street duel
was fought here to-day by John Snyder and
Isaac McOullom, farmers. Both were fa
There had been ill-feeling between the
men and both came to town armed, Snyder
with a shotgun and McCullom with a pis
tol. They opened fire when some distance
apart in the main street and continued to
shoot until both fell.
SAGASTA THE PREMIER
Liberal Leader Will Form the Xew
Madrid, March 5. —Senor Sagasta, the
liberal leader, has acepted the task of
forming a new cabinet.
BEXOIT IS DEAD.
Brussels, March s.—Peter Benoit, the com
poser, is dead.
12 PAGES-FIVE cfeMXJKT
IS MORGAN AFTER
THE COAL FIELDS?
Report That He Is Planning to Get Control of
• With Miners.
Lake Superior Consolidated Iron Mine Stock
Has Advanced to Par—Rockefeller
a Steady Buyer.
New York, March s.—lt has been re
ported here that J. Pierpont Morgan was
planning to get control of all the Penn
sylvania anthracite coal fields. The ru
mored combination would include the
Philadelphia & Reading, the Lehigh Val
ley, the Jersey Central, the Coxe Brothers
coal company and the Pennsylvania Coal
company. Indirectly associated with the
project were, it is said, the Delaware &
Hudson Canal company, the New
York & Ontario eWstern company,
and the Delaware, Lackawanna & West
ern railway company. At the office of J.
Pierpont Morgan this statement was de
Later it was reported that the Morgan
interests would dictate the terms for a
settlement of the differences between the
operators and the anthracite miners at the
convention at Hazelton on March 12.
ADVANCES TO PAR
Rockefeller a Steady Bnyer of Lake
Special to The Journal.
Duluth, Minn., March s.—The Lake Su
perior Consolidated Iron Mines, Rocke
feller's combination, may or may not be
going into the Morgan combine, but the
stock is advancing steadily and
has in three weeks' time jumped from
about $70 up to par. There is great in
terest in it in Duluth. It is believed here
that Rockefeller lias been a steady buyer
here for years. It certainly is true that
very little of the stock is left outside of
his hands. There are a few holdings,
but they are small in number.
It is reported here to-day that Rocke
feller has dropped out of the market
for stock now that it is up to high prices.
Par was paid in Cleveland for the stock
Some individual cases that are known
here are remarkable. When the Merritt
Mining company went into the combina
tion with Rockefeller which resulted in
their undoing, the stock in the mining
companies was exchanged for stock in the
Consolidated on a basis fixed for each
mine. In this way many Duluth people
got ptock, but almost all jave sold.
Among those who believe.d in the ulti
mate value of the stock was A. Amener
men, for many years a resident here, but
now of Mankato. He had lived in the
oil country and believed that Rockefeller
was taking hold of the iron mines to
make something of them. He accumulated
1,500 shares and though he later lost all
of his money and was pinched for the
necessities of life, he hung on to the
stock. To-day he can clean up $150,000.
IN OLD-TIME FORM
liusiiM'.ss Resumed at Blue Earth
After the Smallpox Scare.
Special to The Journal.
Blue Earth, Minn.. March s.—The small
pox scare has abated, and several persons
who were quarantined are on the streets
again. None of the cases was serious.
The churches have been opened, and the
schools began yesterday, and business is
once more resuming its wonted course. As
far as sickness is concerned, more serious
results have arisen from vaccination than
from smallpox.—J. Himber, foreman of
the section crew of the Nof-thwestern, had
his knee dislocated by the falling of a
steel rail. —E. D. South & Co. have sold
their stock of farm implements to Gus.
Sandram of Elmore, who will remove it to
Elmore and Brycelin.—The firm of Floe
Brothers, proprietors of the Eagle Art Gal
lery, have dissolved partnership. Easton
Floe remaining sole owner.—The marriage
of Alfred Ogilvie and Miss Charlotte Saito
took place at the home of the bride.
ALMOST AN ACCIDENT
President's (iHTiaKf Rang Over a
Kew York Sun Speoial Serrtee
Washington, March s.—While President
and Mrs. McKinley were driving to the
inaugural ball last night, a horse ridden
by one of the policemen beside the car
riage became frightened at an electric
car, slipped and fell under the front
wheels of the carriage, which passed over
the horse's body. Mrs. McKinley was
nearly thrown from her seat, but no one
LIDGERWOOD HAS SMALLPOX.
Special to The Journal.
Lidgerwood, N. D., March s.—Two houses
are quarantined here owing to smallpox. T:
W. Peterson, agent of the Great Northern
railway, was taken down with the malady,
but is now convalescent. Dr. Shields, who
attended Peterson during his illness, is also
sick. There is fear of other people develop
ing the disease, as a number have been ex
rxsed. Peterson brought the smallpox from
I". C. T. Delegates to Fargo,
Special to The Journal.
Sioux Falls. S. D., March 5.—8. S. McMa
hon, I). C. Ricker and J. N. Harris were
selected at a meeting of Sioux Falls council,
No. 100, United Commercial Travelers, to
attend the annual meeting of the grand coun
cil, which will be held at Fargo in June, as
delegates from, the local council. George
Schlosser, W. J. Sheppard and Chauncey
Burtch were elected alternates.
TREATING WITH BOTHA
War Secretary's Refusal to Make a Statement Is
Construed a Corroboration of
London, March s.—ln the house of commons to-day the war secretary, Mr. Brod
erick, was asked if he had any information that General Botha had intimated to
General Kitchener his readiness to surrender on certain terms, and that there mN
prospects of the success of the negotiations. *
The secretary declined to make any statement, and his silence was taken to hi. a
partial corroboration of the reports.
Mrs. Belle R. Dunn was left a block of
the stock by her husband. Rev. C. L.
Dunn, in 181)6, when he died. Friend*
advised her to sell when the stock
reached $35. She refused, and has now
sold out for $82,000.
Captain J. G. Cohoe of Mountain Iron
had 1,500 shares, which he determined to
keep. A few years ago he married a,
widow who had 1,000 shares. They to
gether have a fortune of a quarter of a,
million if they choose to sell.
Mrs. A. D. Thomson, wife of the -well
known grain man of this city, is said to>
have 4,000 shares. Mr. Thomson was fop
several years a director in the Rocke
The Consolidated is capitalized at $30,
--000,000, of which $26,000,000 has been
issued. The other $4,000,000 belongs to
stockholders who have not yet exchanged
their interest in the mining companies
for the Consolidated stock.
MORE BIG COMBINES
George Gould Says Tltey W ill Benefit
Memphis, Term., March s.—President
George Gould of the Missouri Pacific sys
tem, said in preply to the question of,
"Do you think the tendency to consoli
date railway interests has spent its force,
and what, in your opinion, will be the ulti
mate effect of the community of great
To the first question I will answer no. The
consolidating tendency will be alive for some
time yet. I predict other and greater mergers
than have yet taken place.
As to the effect of such concentration of in
terests I believe the public will be benefited.
I am satisfied that no detriment to the great
shippiug interests will or can result. The
community of interests among railroads is
desirable, primarily for the reason that a
uniform and equitable rate basis can be main
tained. All shippers will then be upon an
OPPOSE THE COMBINE
National Tube Company Stockhold
em May Make Trouble.
New York, March s.—Stockholders of th'j
National Tube company have take"i steps
to oppose the huge steel trust which J. P,
Morgan & Co. are projecting, and which is
designed to swallow up the tube ooncern,
What the discontented stockb.clders want,
it is alleged, is the surplus Iv ths com
pany's treasury, which amounted to
$8,678,000 June 30, 1900 and which, it is
believed, has grown since. Mr. Morgan
is unwilling, it is reported, to let any of
the concerns use their surplus for stock
holders, as such surplus has been counted
as part of the working capital.
BILLS GO TO A VOTE
Special Appropriation Measures Are
Taken Up by S. D. Senate.
ABERDEEN AND BROOKINGS WIN
Redfield and Springfield La«k Votes
—Capital Removal Believed
Special to The Journal.
Pierre, S. D., March 5. —After milling
the greater part of the night, senators
with special appropriation bills decided
to put them to the test at the forenoon
session of the senate. With few excep
tions they had little hope of pulling
through, owing to the solidity of the
anticombine, but it was deemed wise to
secure a test vote for future guidance.
Being in the majority, these senators felt
confident o* being able to secure recon
sideration, which was done in each case
w*aie the bills were defeated.
Stewart, chairman of the appropriation*
committee, showed that the revenues of
the state were ample to meet the .gen
eral appropriation bill and all pending
special appropriation bills. Thirty votes
were necessary to pass the bills.
Brookings came first and was bowled
down by one vote. Redfleld lacked two.
Vermillion passed with thirty-one votes.
Brookings was reconsidered and passed
with thirty votes, Gilraore of Union
changing from "no" to '"yes." Aberdeen
skinned through with one vote to spare.
Redfield lacked two on reconsideration.
but may come up again.
The antis made a desperate fight against
the Springfleid normal. Hall scored
Sweet for putting the interests of. convicts
before that of the children of the state.
Lawson, Varnum and Stewart also urged
the claims of Springfield. The bill was
defeated by receiving only twenty-five af
firmative votes, but notice of reconsidera
tion was given for to-morrow.
The house had a red-hot time at the
forenoon session over a resolution in
dorsing Colonel Alfred S. Frost and
recommending his retirement with the
rank of brigadier general. Objection was
made to the language, which was charac
terized as fulsome. The resolution vu
adopted by a vote of 51 to 26.
The capital removal will be killed thla
afternoon, or at any time the Pierre peo
ple see fit to call it up
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