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THE MINNEAPOLIS JOURN^Ir.
PRICE TWO CENTS.
AID TO KYLE
Industrial Commission and
the Trust Question.
REPORT TO CONGRESS
Should it Arraign Trusts Kyel
Stock Will Ascend.
IOWA MAN'S COSTLY MISTAKE
Pea Molnei Citizen Ha* an Adven
ture That Land* Him in
from The Journal Bureau. Room 46, JF«*»
Washington, June 25.—1t is impossible
to verify the story that the industrial
commission is to make a report to con
gress arranging trusts and recommending
that drastic methods of controlling them
be adopted. Should it so report, how
ever, it is certain that the trust debates
of the coming session will have the report
for a rallying center, resulting in con
siderable advantage to Senator Kyle of
South Dakota, who is chairman of the
commission and candidate for re-election
to the senate. With the trusts a leading
campaign issue next year and his commis
sion on the popular side of the issue,
Kyle's stock would be expected to go up
It is charged that the story which came
out yesterday that the attorney general
was to investigate the trust question and
to-day's story that the Industrial commis
sion was to report against them, were
connected with special reference to the
Ohio republican state convention, now in
session. The attorney general story orig
inated in Hanna's paper, the Cleveland
Leader, and the industrial commission
story appeared in New York papers to
day, several of which were inclined to
IOWA MAN'S Isaac Thompson of
Dcs Moines, lowa,
ADVENTURE. temporarily in
yesterday arraigned in the police court on
a charge of affray and was released on his
personal bonds. He stated to the court
that he was on his way to his boarding
house with friends and parted from, them
at a corner. He went to a house where
he supposed he was stopping, but which
was really occupied by Mr. and Mrs. Ed
ward W. Hammersley. Mrs. Hammersley
was sitting on the front steps and Thomp
son mistook her lor his wife. When he
discovered his error he apologized and
went toward his own home. Mrs. Ham
mersley complained to her husband that
she had been insulted and Hammersley
followed and assaulted Thompson. Both
men were arrested and deposited col
lateral at the station. Hammersley for
feited his and the judge let Thompson go,
as his statement was supported In part
by the officer who made the arrest, who
said he appeared to be simply trying to
WE CAN MAKE Joseph E. Heyden,
American consul at
MACARONI. Castella mare di
Stabia, in the heart
of the Italian macaroni country, writes
the state department that after efforts
covering two years, he has fully demou*
strated the fact that the very finest quali
ty of macaroni can be made from Ameri
can wheat. He sends the state depart
ment samples of American wheat, samples
of flour ground from it, and of macaroni
which it makes. America imports maca
roni from Italy in large quantities, mostly
from the district in which Mr. Hayden is
located. The wheat used was purchased
in New oYrk city. He calls attention to
the rich golden color of the macaroni to
iis consistency and the fact that it can be
cuoked in half the time consumed in pre
paring the macaroni now in use. He
thinks that if the American government
would admit free of duty or at a lower tax
'than the present tariff, macaroni made
from American wheat, a market for the
wheat would at once be opened in compe
tition with that of Russia and the far
east. Mr. Hayden calls attention to the
important fact that international freights
covering transportation of grain to Italy
from Russia, the orient and United States
are practically the same.
CARRIERS MUST Postmaster General I
Smith has under con-
STOP sideration an order I
which will affect ru- I
"DRUMMING." ral free delivery car- |
riers throughout the
country and wholesale houses in every
branch of trade in large cities. From time
to time complaints have been received at |
the department that rural carriers had
oeen soliciting orders for various kinds ol
merchandise, the prices as a rule being
lower than those charged by local mer
chants, as the orders were to be filled by
wholesale houses direct. Local dealers
naturally protested against being deprived
of their trade by government employes
and complained to the postmaster gen
eral. He had the subject investigated and
found that in many instances this "drum
ming" by carriers was interfereing with
their work for the government, as they
paid more attention to getting business
than they did to the delivery and collec
tion oX trail.
With this view of the case, Mr. Smith
has had an order prepared which prohib
its solicitation of orders by rural carriers,
although they will still be permitted to
act as purchasing agents for patrons along
their routes and charge a small fee for
this work. If this order does not prevent
the abuse, of the privileges allowed car
riers more stringent regulations will be
made prohibiting them from doing any
work but collecting and delivering mall.
Complaints are very general. Wholesal
ers in New York and Chicago are the prin
ripal offenders, but those of Minneapolis,
Ft. Paul, Milwaukee, Omaha, Kansas City
and other cities of the west are also
guilty. Many complaints have come from
country merchants in Minnesota, mostly
from the districts of Congressmen Tawney
*nd McCleary, which have been invaded
by wholesalers of Chicago as well as of the
MINISTER L. S. Swenson of Al-1
bert Lea, minister to
SWENSON. Denmark, is in
Washington on his
m-ay to Minnesota. He is away from his
post on a regular sixty-day leave of ab
sence. He had a short conference with
President MeKinley this morning and
Lacked Etiquette, Caused Bloodshed
Pampeluna. Spain, June 25.—The fact that a soldier here omitted to take off hit
cap while a jubilee procession was passing to-day led to a serious conflict between
civilians and military men, during which swords, sticks and fists were freely used
The procession was broken up and many persons were injured. Order was finally
restored by the police.
later went to the state department to
confer with the officials there. He will
be in Washington for two or three days.
Minister Swenson discussed with the
state department the proposed purchase
of the Danish West India islands by this
government, explaining in detail Den
mark's offer and why it should be ac
It Is understood this government has
about concluded to purchase and that one
reason for Swenson's return at this time
was that ■tie might talk the affair over
fully with the state department and re
ceive final Instructions for the closing of
—W. W. Jermane.
WanUliißtuii Mnull Talk.
Post. -lointed: lowa, H. A. Dodge
at Sinelai., ffatlr county, vice Frank Weli
ler. r«s:gneo . L*>hmberg. at Soldier,
Monona county, S. Thoreson, re
signed; Asbury B. Burn ♦ at Stara, Marion
county, vice A. Bacctu, i -signed.
Internal Revenue Commits.over Yerkes Raid
to-day that the department has no intention
of removing the office of the new Interna
tiona! reveuue district of North and South
Dakota from Aberdeen to Sioux Falls. He
said there had been a difference of opinion
between the department and people of Aber
deen as to the suitability of quarters to be
furnished. This was generally settled by the
government renting its own offices. The
commissioner said he did not doubt that the
Aberdeen people would come round" in time
and all the trouble be smoothed over.
LIND'S MEN TO GO
Changes Due at the Soldiers' Home
WHO'LL BE THE COMMANDANT?
Three CandidateN- They Are Capt.
Compton, Capt.. McMillan
and "Tom" Uuivui.
The Lind appointees at the Soldiers'
Home are due to walk the plank after the
annual meeting of the trustees in August.
A possible exception ■ is-the-commandant.
Captain James Compton, who is a republi
can. Captain Compton was appointed at
the instance of Governor Lind as a piece
of pplitical strategy; the appointment
was a popular one in Grand Army cir
cles, and he may be retained.
Captain Compton has a warm competi
tor in William P. Dunnington of Redwood
Falls, now a member of the board of
trustees. Captain Dunnington has been
on the board since it was first created,
and has been very active in matters af
fecting the welfare of the home. He is
already making a campaign for the place.
There are two others mentioned for the
place. One is the old commandant, Cap
tain McMillan, who is very popular among
the comrades, and made a good record
when in office before. The other is Tom
Downs of Minneapolis, one of the best
known politicians among the old soldiers.
He was offered the place by Governor
Lind, but declined. It is thought, how
ever, that he. would accept the position
from a republican governor, and if the
Minneapolis veterans make a fight for
him, he will stand a good chance.
The appointment is made by the board,
but always in harmony with the gover
nor's wishes. As Governor Van Sant is
himself a veteran, and much interested in
the home,"he will doubtless determine the
POWER WORKS ARE A RUIN
EXPLOSION AT Q, IIXXKSKC PALLS
Machinery Damage In .S-OO.OOO—
1,000 Miner** Thrown Oat of
" Their Employment.
Special to The Journal.
Iron Mountain, Mich., June 25.—The
hydraulic works at Quinn«sec Falls, five
miles distant, was totally destoryed by an
explosion followed by fire at an early
hour this morning. The cause of the ex
plosion is a mystery. The loss in dam
aged machinery will exceed $200,000. '
Power for operating the Chapin, Lud
ington and Hamilton mines was furnished
almost entirely by the works, and their
destruction will necessitate the closing
of these mines for some time, thus throw
ing 1,000 men out of work.
FATHER AND SON DROWNED
CLAYPIT WAS A DEATH TRAP
William Myers of I haxka Loses His
Life While Trying to Save
Special to The Journal.
Chaska, Minn., June 25.—William My
ers and his 3-year-old son were drowned
iv Eitel's abandoned clapit about 8:30
o'clock last night.
The boy was playing on the edge of the
pit and fell in, and the father, who heard
| bis cries, went to his rescue. Myers was
I a r>oor swimmer and as the water was
deep he was drowned before a hand could
be lifted to save him.
The alarm was quickly spread and My
| ers' body was found after an hour's search.
The boy's body was still in the pit at a
late hour. The survivors of the family
are the widow and eight small children.
MARRIED AT STILLWATER
Nuptial* of Minn Wolf and Law
rence Miller of Fargo.
Special to The Journal.
Stillwater, Minn., June 25.—Lawrence
Miller, formerly of this city, but now
northwestern agent for the Minnesota
Thresher Manufacturing company, with
headquarters in Fargb, and Miss Gertrude
Wolf were married here to-day in the
presence of a large circle of friends. Miss
Caroline Wolf was maid of honor, and
Miss Margaret Miller and Miss Anna Wolf
bridesmaids. The best man was John
Miller of St. Paul, a brother of the bride
groom. The newly married couple will
reside in Fargo.
S. OF V. EXCURSION
To Mason City—Corner Stone of
Memorial "I" to Be Laid.
Three hundred Sons of Veterans and
their friends are expected to go to Mason
.City, lowa, to-morrow to attend the lay
ing of the corner stone of Memorial uni
versity. A special train will leave the
Milwaukee station at 7:30 a. m. and will
make the run through without stopping
for passengers on the way. The party
will return to-morrow evening. Judge
Ell Torrance is to be the orator for Min
nesota. Memorial university is be built
by the Sons of Veterans and to be dedi
cated by the Grand Army of the Republic.
EARL RUSSELL INDICTED.
London, June 25.—1n the Old Bailey court
this morning the grand Jury returned a true
bill against Earl Russell for bigamy, and the
recorder announced that the trial would take
place in the hou.se of lord*.
TUESDAY EVENING, JUNE 25, 1901.
Oliver Hill Practices What
He Is Preaching.
HE HAS A CUBAN BRIDE
Seriously, He Thinks the Whole
Island Should Be Annexed.
THE PLATT AMENDMENT VOTE
Mr. Hill Saya the Opposition Did Not
Represent Any Genuine
A fair Cuban bride of 22 summers, with
great, dark eyes and that Ineffable charm
which distinguishes all women of the
PURSUING THE BOER.
Gen. Kitchener—Hi, Tommy; there's yer Boer.
Tommy Atkins—Yes. General; I'm just goin' around the mountain to 'cad 'im off.
south, is at the Nicollet house to-day.
The bride is Mrs. Oliver Hill of San
Nicolas, Cuba, but before her marriage, a
few weeks ago, she was Senorita Angllena
Garcia. Her husband is an old Minne
sota boy, and a member of the class of
'i>7 of the state university. Mr. Hill's
former home was at Madison, Minn. Two
years ago he was selected by the Lac
Qui Parle Cuban Land and Investment
company to manage their interests in
Cuba, and, although he knew nothing of
sugar raising or of the country, Mr. Hill
consented to undertake the job. To-day
he is the happiest man in America. He
has not only prospered in business, hav
ing successfully managed a sugar planta
tion of more than 900 acres, but he has
won the sweetest girl in the world, ac
cording to his ideas of feminine sweet
ness. At the Hotel Nicollet to-day Mr.
Hill said he was on his wedding trip, and
would start for Madison, Minn., to-mor
row. Said he:
My wife is delighted with America, and, in
common with her countrymen, she likes the
American people. The Cubans are very well
satisfied, and this refers to air classes. This
newspaper talk about their breaking out into
revolutions, talking war and so on, ia all
bosh. They are sensible people, and they •un
derstand the motives which have actuated the
American government throughout. Of course
the big property holders are apprehensive
that moneyed sharks may secure a hold in |
the island and gobble up everything, but the j
rank and file of the people are convinced of
our perfect good faith. They are not a bit
afraid of their rights.
Platt Amendment Popular.
The Platt amendment has been adopted,
and that of course settles matters. But every
body wanted the amendment, even the men
who voted against it. The mayor of Havana
is an example in point. They were playing
to the galleries. You see, the vote on the
Platt amendment was taken the day before
the local election, and for a politician to es
pouse the amendment was to appear in the
light of a traitor, that Is, to the scheming
politicians and their followers. These same
politicians are pretty cute, I tell you, and T
don't think our American wirepullers could
teach them much. They have no property,
they represent nothing, but they would like
mighty well to get next to the millions of
acres of government land as yet uncultivated,
in the event that they could dominate things.
The salvation of Cuba lies in annexation, and
the best people of that country know it.
Cuba Is Gaining.
I need scarcely say that a wonderful im
provement has taken place in the island since
I went there two years ago. Havana, with
the accumulated filth of centuries in 1898, is
p. cleaner city than Chicago to-day. Every
thing has improved in a wonderful manner.
Six hundred thousand tons of sugar were pro
duced on this year's crop, an increase of 300,
--000 tons over last year. Next year will wit
ness a production of 1,000,000 tons, which is
as nrueh sugar as Cuba ever produced la her
People «ea«ally do not realize that as jet
comparatively little of the island has been
cultivated. The new railroad, under the di
rection of Sir William Van Home, will open
up a wonderfully fertile tract of land through
the center of the island. Nearly all of the
development has been accomplished by Cuban
capital, as American capital Is still shy ot
investments, although nothing could be safer.
The colored people In Cuba are better off
than those of the United States. They ail
have abundant work, and there are no hoboes
HOI THEY MOVED IT
Foley Farmers Despoiled Sauk Rap
ids of County Seat Insignia.
THEY TRIED TO STEAL AL J. SMITH
Under the Iranreftftlon That He Wan
the County Attorney of
Al J. Smith, first assistant county attor
ney, had a narrow escace from a mob of
honest but earnest farmers in Sauk Rap
ids last week. Mr. Smith happened over
to the Rapids from St. Cloud on the morn
ing when the farmers in and about Foley,
the new county seat of Benton county,
were engaged in removing the records.
Mr. Smith had been told what fun there
would be when the farmers began moving
the courthouse belongings from Sauk Rap
ids to the new town and he got on the
ground early. He found more than a
hundred teams massed around the discard
ed courthouse, and scores of burly farmers
engaged in loading everything movable
in the courthouse onto their wagons. It
was a queer sight, as the farmers were
in a desperate mood and prepared for the
worst. If one happened to be carrying
nothing more vital to the new county seat
than a board, he clutched it hard and hur
ried with it from the courthouse to his
wagon. Books, papers, records, furniture,
the city records of Sauk Rapids, all, every
thing in the courthouse was lugged off in
triumph by the Poley farmers.
Mr. Smith arrived on the scene about
7:a6 a. m., having driven over from St.
Cloud In company with a party of poli
ticians who wanted to learn something of
"conditions" in Hennepin. Arrived at
Sauk Rapids, Mr. Smith left the party
momentarily to get a beefsteak, and on his
way to a restaurant he was hailed by an
up-country statesman who addressed him
as "Mr. County Attorney." As th«y
grasped hands, three farmers edged up to
Albert J., and before he could explain his
geographical whereabouts, they had him
astride a roll top desk in the "back of a
"I'm from Minneapolis, you darned
fools," roared Smith.
"You're the county attorney, young man,
and we need you at Foley," replied one
of his captors.
Whereupon Mr. Smith gave two war
whoops that brought his St. Cloud friends
to his rescue and he was released after
lucid and lengthy explanations.
"I never saw anything more ludicrous
in all my life," said Mr. Smith. "There
they had me, and It is a wonder they
didn't cart me off to Foley. But you
should have seen those farmers. They
were the most determined set of men I
ever encountered. They had been rounded
up by a swift rider, who told them to as
semble in Sauk Rapids ready to take the
records, and I tell you they all got there.
It was the oddest sight I ever beheld."
FOR DEFENSE ONLY
United States Opposes the Rating
Washington, June 25.—The government
is not favorable to withdrawing from
China its means of defense, and it will
not, therefore, officially sanction the acts
of other powers in destroying Chinese
fortifications. The company of American
troops now in Peking is not to be used
to assist in rating forts, but is stationed
in the Chinese capital to protect the
American legation and for no other-pur
Sew Northwestern Postmasters Are
Named by Mr. McKinley.
Washington, June 25. —The president
has appointed the following postmasters:
lowa —Sidney, J. R. McKee. Montana—Deer
Lodge, T. W. Jones. South Dakota—Brit
ton, F. J. Browu, and Elkton, Henry Helntz
Wisconsin.—Antigo, Edward Clear}-,
Fierce Boer-British En
counter Near Reitz,
ELLIOT BEATS DE WET
Boers Fire Between the Spokes of
Their Wagon Wheels.
BRITISH BAYONETS USED FREELY
Burgheri Twice Repulsed Before
They Acknowledged Tltem
Cape Town, June 25.—Details of the en
gagement between General Elliot's col
umn and De Wet's force near Reitz, June
6, show that the British surprised the
Boer convoy. The burghers fled, but see
ing that the captors were not in strong
force the Boers returned and charged
with great determination, and after dee
perate fighting recaptured the convoy.
Meanwhile Colonel De Lisle arrived with
reinforcements and the fighting was re
newed. The Boers lay beneath their wag
ons and unflinchingly fired volleys be
tween the wheels, while their comrades
were inspanning and driving off that por
tion of the convoy furthest from the
The latter pushed in among the wagons,
using the bayonets freely. General De
larey was present and personally used a
rifle. A man at his right hand was killed
and the comrade on his left wounded.
The affray ended in a series of hand to
hand encounters and fierce melees, the
Boers evenutally being driven off. One
of General De Wet's staff officers was
wounded and taken prisoner.
Jacobs Botha, the member of the Cape
assembly for Allwal North, has been cap
tured by the Boers and publicly sjam
boked. In addition his hpuse was burned.
The reason assigned for this treatment
is that Botha voted in favor of the trea
. Defense Force Mobilised.
Barkley East, Cape Colony, Monday, June
24.—General Fouch and two Boer commands
have advanced beyond Glen Almond, which
is about ten miles southeast of Aliwal North.
Boer and British scouts have exchanged shots
six miles hence. All the local defense force
have been mobilized.
Journal Excursionists Take Ship at
Special to The Journal.
Buffalo, June 25.—T0-night the steamer
North Land will carry away from this city
a big party of happy, well satisfied north
westerners otherwise known as The Min
neapolis Journal's Pan-American excur
sion. For four days they have been
enjoying, the finest weather imaginable
and have seen the great exposition under
the most favorable circumstances. Every
body is more than pleased.
GREER IN NO DANGER
Reassuring Letter Received From
Him at Denver.
Special to The Journal.
Lake City, Minn., June 25.—Senator Al
lin Greer is by no means as ill as has
been represented, if ill at all. The last
letter received from him at Denver said
he was enjoying his vacation in the west
and had been on several fishing excursions
with friends. Reports of his critical sick
ness are not credited by his close ac
12 PAGES-FIVE O'CLOCK.
FOR TWIN CITIES
The Chicago Great Western Will Soon Provide
More Direct Connection With Six
Rich Minnesota Counties.
President Stickney Promises Rates Which Will
Enable Twin City Jobbers to En-
large Their Business.
In the southeastern part o! the state,
occupying practically a right angled tri
angle, of which a line drawn due south
from the twin cities and the northern
boundary line of lowa, constitute the base
and perpendicular, with the Mississippi
river as the hypotenuse, are the counties
of Goodhue, Olmsted, Wabasha, Winona,
Fillmore and Houston. These six coun
ties have, according to the 1900 census,
an aggregate population of 155,000, which
is three times the population of the state
of Nevada, nearly twice the population of
the state of Wyoming, about the population
of the state of Idaho and equal to half the
population of the state of North Dakota,
and about 11 iier cent of the entire rural
population of Minnesota.
These counties are not only populous,
but rich in agricultural production. The
soil, naturally fertile, has been brought to
an advanced state of improvement and
cultivation. It is no longer a one crop
district. The farms have a higher market
value than in any other section of Min
While these six rich and populous coun
ties are "within our own state and the
furthest corner is less than 150 miles dis
tant from the twin cities, the railway map
of the state has been so made that, in
point of time and expense of transporta
tion, with the exception of the "river
towns" 'they are about as distant from
these cities for commercial purposes and
political and social influences as northern
It is the purpose of the Chicago Great
Western Railway company to remodel the
railway man of these counties, so as to
brnig this territory within the commercial
influence of the cities of St. Paul and Min
neapolis. The company already operates
a rather circuitous line which can be
shortened when the business justifies be
tween the twin cities and Red Wing. It
has recently secured control of the Du
luth, Red Wing & Southern line, only
twenty-five miles in length, extending due
International Salt Trust
*»w York Sun Sooclal St*rvlc~.
New York, June 25.—T0 control the salt of the earth will be the mission of a com
bination that, an officer of the National Salt company stated to-day, is about ready
for launching. It will be an international "trust"—the first of the sort. The National
Salt company has its office in the building of the Standard Oil company at 26 Broad
way, and Wall street believes that the Standard Oil company Interests are con
nected with it. It has capital stock of $7,000,000 of common and $5,000,000 of 7 per
cent non-cumulative preferred shares, and it practically controls all the salt de
posits and trade of the United States with the exception of the salt in the seas that
leave this country's shores. The officer of the company who told about the plans for
the International Salt combination said:
A combination to include the National Salt company of this country,
the Canadian Salt company, and the Salt Union of England has been
under advisement for some months and has been gradually coming to a
head. The matter is now practically ready for closing. The International
Salt company is the name proposed for the new corporation which will
take over the combined corporations. When formed it will have a total
production of 5,000,000 to 6,000,000 tons of salt annually, of which the
National company's output wil lbe about one-third. Outside of the sav
age countries and Russia it will supply the entire world with salt—both
for table and for curing. Not only will the company's markets include
the countries of the western hemisphere, but they will also include
Continental Europe, Africa and Japan, China and other Asiatio coun
Whitewashed Streets for Elks
Special to The Journal.
Milwaukee, Wis., June 25. —To demonstrate that this city has the cleanest streets
of any city in the union it has been proposed by Mayor Rose, and the plan has been
adopted, to whitewash the asphalt pavements for the mammoth parade of the Elks,
which is to be given here next month. Most of the streets in the center of the city
and all of them over which the parade will march are of asphalt. It Is expected that
20,000 Elks from other cities will be here July 24, when the fun commences, and the
mayor thinks that a march over white streets will be the best advertisement the city
can have. The whitewash is to be mixed by an expert colored brother and sprinkled
from the city watering carts.
General Sickles Speaks' Oat Against
. the Pension Commissioner.
tide "Xork Sun Special Servian . .
New York, June 25. —"The veterans de
mand that Pension Commissioner Evans
shall not be retained in office, and I say
'amen,' " General Daniel E. Sickles re
marked to a reporter regarding the state
ment of Corporal John Tanner that Gen
eral Sickles had written a pledge that
Commissioner Evans would be retired.
General Sickles said he had received such
assurances from the national committee in
September last. It authorized him to
state that Commissioner Evans would not
be retained in office after the expiration
of his term in March, 1901. General
Sickles said further:
It is a grave misapprehension to suppose,
as many people do, that the demand for the
retirement of Commissioner Evans come 3
Hottest Day of the Year So Far
The indicator in the government thermometer rose at the rate of two degrees an
hour to-day from 7 in the- morning until 3 o'clock. At 7 it was 78 degrees above
zero, at 9 85, at 12 89 and at 3 o'clock it was 94, with no sign, of a change for the
better. This is the hottest of the year so far. Taken with the radiation of the
pavement and buildings, the warm wind from the south made the situation almost
unbearable. It was really the first shirt-waist day of the summer. Hitherto a stray
shirt-waist man has been seen on the- streets, but to-day the genus were much in
evidence. The daily report of Director Outram published this morning reads:
The temperature has risen over the Minneapolis district and was
above 90 degrees over southern Minnesota and South Dakota; local rains
have occurred in portions of Minnesota and at Larimore, N. D., and 2.32
inches rainfall is reported at Duluth in addition to 1.26 Inches reported
.Yesterday was the warmest date of the year up to to-day, and the hottest June
24 for ten years back. The government thermometer registered 92 degrees. At 7
o'clock in the evening the mercury had sagged but 4 dgrees. At midnight the ther
mometer registered 80. June 24 last year scored as high as 91,
south from Red Wing, which it proposes
to extend twenty-five miles to the city of
Rochester, which, from its location and
importance, may be regarded as the heart
of the territory.
Winona & Western Under Option.
At Rochester, the extension will connect
with the line of the Winona & Western,
122 miles in length, traversing the terri
tory from Winona west to Rochester, then
turning southwardly and crosses the state
line at about the right agle of the de
scribed triangle. An option to purchase
the Winona & Western is held by friend 3
of the Great Western and in a few months
it will be incorporated into the Great
Western system. The Great Western will
then have about 180 miles of railway
within the district, and the construction
later of a few miles of branch lines will
bring every town and village of these six
counties except a few river towns in direct
rail conection -with Minneapolis and St.
Paul. The lines will also be connected at
the south with its main line to Chicago,
Kansas City, Omaha and Sioux City.
A "Free Trade" Polley.
The Great Western will carry into this
territory the same principles of free trade
which it has established on the rest of
its system. President A. B. Stickney says
the roads will not be run in the special
interest of any section or any city but the
producers of these counties will be free,
so far as the railway is concerned, to sell
their products in the best markets —at St.
Paul, Minneapolis, Duluth, or the east,
south or west, whichever market offers
the best inducements, and the merchants
of Minneapolis and St. Paul are promised
a fair chance in supplying the territory
with merchandise. As soon as the twenty
five-mile link between Zumbrota and
Rochester is completed, the question of
which commercial center—the twin cities
or Chicago—shall buy the products and
sell the supplies for 155,000 people in
southeastern Minnesota, will be "up to"
the merchants of the twin cities.
mainly from the pension agents. My belief la
that, with perhaps a dozen exceptions. Gov
ernor Evans could not obtain the signatures
of five veterans in any Grand Army poet in
the country favoring his retention in office.
PURE PAINT CRUSADE
Few- of the Samples Analyzed Were
Up to Standard.
State Dairy and Food Commissioner Mc-
Connell has compiled a report on the
samples of food and other articles coming
within the jurisdiction of the department
which have been analyzed since Jan. 1.
There are 1,276 samples, of which 404 were
illegal, and 872 complied with the law.
Paints made the worst record. Five
samples were analyzed and one met the
requirements of the law. Of 485 samples
of milk, 86 came up to the standard and
of 28 samples of cream 23 were below