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THE MINNEAPOLIS JOURNMT
PRICE TWO CENTS.
Twelve Men Fishing on a Pier in Chfe^Ve
Struck Dead by One Bolt of h *
Chicago. July I.—Twelve men were killed and a boy was injured, probably
fatally, this afternoon by a single bolt of lightning. The victims were fishing in
Lake Michigan at the foot of Montrose boulevard, on the North Side. The fatal
bolt struck the pier where they were seated, and all were thrown into the lake.
AN EXTRA SESSION ASSURED
Gov. Van Sant Will Surely Call the Minnesota
Legislature Together Some Time
There will be an extra session of the
legislature next "winter. There Is no
longer any doubt of the fact in well in
formed circles. Governor Van Sant has
considered all the arguments that hava
been advanced against an extra session.
He has also conferred with members of
the iax commission, whose work will fur-
nish the principal employment of the leg-
islature. They have assured him that
their report will tfe made in ample time.
Under the law. it has to be printed and
sent out by Feb. 1, 1902. The commis
sioners expect to finish their report and
"go to press"' by Jan. 1, giving ample
time for the printing and distribution to
members of the legislature.
Governor Van Sant gave his personal
pledge to several members of the legis-
lature last winter that he would call an
extra session in case of an early adjourn
ment He will keep his word, and without
any regret. The extra session will be
called some time in February of next
year, probably late in the month, in order
to give the members plenty of time to
SO SILVER IN HIS
Nor Does Butler Quiver With En
thusiasm at Bryan's Name.
SENATOR HERE WITH A PARTY
"With Other Notables, He's Coins to
. . In Also Here.
Senator Marion Butler, chairman of the
populist national committee, who is in St.
Paul to-day, unbosomed himself: on the
political issues of the country in the fol
fololwing forceful language:
:./. D —n the silver question. It is :
: not a question of ratio at all, or :
: of silver or gold. Events have :
: ' proved that the populist party:
: was right. The only question :
: is that of the volume of money. :
: The immense output of gold has :
: righted things, and so long as it :
: continues conditions will be all :
: right. . . . : :
Continuing, Mr. Butler said his party
did not believe in inflation nor in a con
traction of the currency, but favored a
gradual increase. "As to fusion," said
the senator, "the populists will go it
alone in the future, and will poll the lar
gest vote in its history at the next elec
Mr. Butler says the democratic party
will be captured by the Hill element. The
populists will make their fight on public
ownership, not of everything, for that
would be socialism —and populism and so
cialism, in Senator Butler's mind, are as
fer emoved from each other as the poles.
In North" Carolina the new constitution
has settled the negro Question. The
populists cf North Carolina are protec
tionists and the bourbon democracy can
not hinder, their progress.
Notables En Route to Alaska.
Senator Butler is one of a distinguished
§ party of prominent politicians of national
importance" in St.' Paul to-day. ' With him
are Senator John C. Jones, of Nevada;
x former Senator Pettigrew, of South Da
kota, and ex-Congressman William Sulzer
of Xew Yoj\k.city. The party is headed
for Alaska and although they declare that
pleasure is their sole purpose, the pres
ence of two mining engineers in the party
would Indicate that the statesmen have a
weather eye out for business chances.
The party goes out on the Northern Pa
cific coast train to Seattle, and will be
taken by a government revenue cutter to
• Juneau. ■ Their'stay wil be for several
weeks.. _ r ■ • :
" Dopier a Roosevelt Man..
■ Stephen W. Dorsey, former senator
from New York state, who is also in the
#™r i - is enthusiastic over Roosevelt and
Udell. He favors the former for a presi
. dential candidate, and says he is stronger
than ever. Odell, he says, is- making one
of the best governors the state ever had.
Congressman Sulzer said It was too hot
to talk politics, or anything else, and
the rest agreed with him.
Senator Hansbrough of North Dakota
was invited to be of the party, but could
not go. He is in St. Paul to-day, how
ever, and had a conference with Jud La
Moure. • : •
Governor -Hen-eld ■ of South Dakota* is
at the Windsor.
NORTH DAKOTA'S JUNIOR SENATOR
Private Legal Business Brings Sena
tor MeCnmbW to Minneapolis.
Revision of the' tariff through an Intel-"
ligent system of reciprocity and by well
considered changes, in : the schedules to
keep the country abreast of the times and
In harmony with new conditions, Is one of
the most important duties confronting the
"« republican, party in the coming years in
the opinion of ; United States Senator P
J. MeCumber of North Dakota.,
Senator McCumber spent. to-day in Min
:neapolis on legal business; coming direct
from. his home at Wahpeton. The sena
; tor believes" in conservative, action in ! this
digest the tax commission report. It will
also be made public in the new«papers,
and in a few weeks much can be learned
of the popular feeling and opinion.
Much pressure was brought to bear on
the governor against an extra session,
and the opposition will not cease their
efferts yet. Most of the antagonism
comes from the iron range railroads and
their political friends. Regardless of what
the railroad commission does with the
iron range roads, there is trouble ahead
of them at the next session of the legis
lature. The land grant and ore rate diffi
culties will call for legislation, and it is
likely to be drastic. This may quite sure
ly be expected of the present legislature,
sitting juat on the eve of the primary
elections. The railroads and their polit
ical friends realize thia, and they have
been using every argument against the
calling of an extra session. Their efforts
are destined to fail, however. Only last
week Governor Van Sant declared quite
positively that an extra session would be
tariff matter»as in all other public ques
tions. It won't do to act recklessly in an
effort to readjust the schedules, he holds,
nor does the situation demand radical
action. It is rather a time for thinking
men to get together and strive intelli
gently and conscientiously to adjust mat
ters better to fit the changed business
and commercial conditions of the country.
And it is of vast importance to the re
publican party, he holds, that this be
done at the earliest possible moment.
Senator McCumber thinks the talk of
manufacturers selling cheaper in the for
eign market than at home has been some
what exaggerated and in many cases is
'based on a misunderstanding of the condi
tions. Manufacturers in many lines can
put their goods on the foreign market 45
per cent cheaper than at home. This is
possible through their system of doing a
cash business abroad against a long time
system at home with its inevitable result
of delayed payments and frequent losses.
In other cases it will be found, too, that
the companies are giving the foreigners a
below cost price in order to introduce
NO VOLUNTEER ARMY
It Passed Out of Existence Yes
HIGH STANDING OF PERSONNEL
Never Will Be Known How Many of
the Men Were Wrecked
Plow York Sun Spoof Servloa
Washington, July I.—The volunteer
j army organized two years ago for service
I in the Philippines, went out of existence !
i yesterday. It may never be known just |
I how many of the 65,000 volunteers who
i fought in the Philippines are wrecked for
j life physically. The muster out rolls will
I not tell = the whole story, because many
will be mustered out as well and able
bodied upon whom the effects of service
in the tropics will; tell later. The de
mands upon the pension office will go fur
ther toward revealing the cost of the
j two years' service of the volunteers.
j Army officers say that the personnel of
i the volunteer organization was a higher
I standard than has been known in the
United States since the, civil war. Sons
of some of the best families in the coun- I
try served In the volunteer regiments.
Some of the volunteers who served as
privates have been rewarded with com
missions in the reorganized army, but
disappointment has been the lot of very j
many more. Besides, many who had been |
designated for appointment are subject I
to such severe physical and mental tests
as to be unable to qualify. ■
Figures compiled at the adjutant gen
eral's office to June 1 show the deaths
from all causes in the Philippines to that
date as follows: -
Regulars—Officers/ 42; enlisted men 1 29*
Volunteers—Officers. 33; enlisted men 1217 '
Total deaths—Officers, - 75; enlisted ' men,
Disease was responsible for the majority
of the deaths, r Between 200 and 300 sol
diers have gone insane as a result of their
service in the far. east.
BANK FAILS TO OPEN.
Buffalo, July 1.-The City National Bank
which was placed in the hands of a receiver
Saturday night by Controller of the Currency
Dav.es, did not open its doors this morning
M. D. Lynch, chief of the division of in
solvent banks, and Special Bank Examiner
. Mason, took charge pending the arrival of
Temporary Receiver Vaughn. Not more than
fifty people were at . the bank at 10 a. m
the ; usual opening hour, and a fgjr minutes
.later they had left. - 4r%1/ V
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.This Strike May SooiTlbid.
Reading, Pa.-. July I.—lt now looks as if
the: end of the . strike of Reading' shop
hands, - inaugurated ten days ago is 'in
sight.•», \ President ; Baer of; the railroad
company and Chairman . Boscher of the
strikers committee will hold a confer
ence in -New York - to-day. Mr. Boscher
will • report ,to. the \ employes here i to-mor
row. •■;..;• Concessions s have ■ ' already been
made oa both sides. .? . ,
MONDAY EVENING, JULY 1, 1901.
Six Months' Lumber Ship
ments 350,000,000 Feet.
T^NG STANDING ERROR
It Keeps Public in Ignorance of
JUNE SHIPMENTS AWAY UP
\ umber of Car* Sent Out Since Jan
uary 1, la Over Fourteen
The lumber shipments for the first half
of iyt)l amounted to more than 350,000,000
feet, or more than 14,000,000 feet a week.
These astounding figures are not sup-
ported by the Chamber of Commerce fig
ures, but the grand total of 350,000,000
feet is, nevertheless, correct.
For a good many years, Minneapolis has
not been receiving credit for the mam
moth volume of business which she has
done, and the reports have credited her
with only about 60 per cent of the actual
amount of her shipments. The method of
estimating totals will have to be re
How Estimates Have Been Made.
The aggregate amounts of shipments, as
published by the lumber journals and in
the daily papers, have been arrived at by
multiplying the number of cars shipped,
as reported by the chamber of commerce,
by the factor 15,000, the number of feet
which a good many years ago was an
average carle ad. It is, however, altogether
wrong to use 15,000 as a multiplier now,
for a great deal more lumber is placed in
a car now than was the case ten years
ago. Instead of 15,000 feet, a carload now
averages from 20,000 to 30,000 feet. A
very conservative estimate places the
average load at 25,000 feet, according to
the secretary of the Mississippi Valley
Lumbermen's association, and the reports
of all the lumber manufacturers in the
The persons in charge of the records of
the chamber of commerce and the editors
of the lumber journals have recognized
this fact for some time, but as the loads
have been increasing gradually for some
years, it would be impossible to straighten
out their comparisons if they should
change the factor.
Figures That Lied.
Consequently, during the past few years
the records have shown that from 100,000,
--000 to 200,000,000 feet more lumber was
manufactured in Minneapolis during the
course of a year than was shipped from
out, though all the time the stocks have
been growing less and less. If the rec
ords of the Chamber of Commerce were
correct, instead of there being about
400,000,000 feet of lumber on the piles in
this city, there would be at least 2,000,
--000,000 feet there.
During the month just past the total
shipments were 38,700,000 feet, according
to the figures of the Chamber of Com
merce. This makes the total for the past
six months, by the old way of reckoning,
211,440,000 feet, against 194,565,000 for the
corresponding period last year, and about
202,000,000 feet for the corresponding
month of 1899. The total is the largest
Fourteen thousand and ninety-six cars
of lumber were shipped against only 12,971
last year. Even if cars were loaded
with only 15,000 feet of lumber each, thiß
would be a splendid record; but when it is
taken into consideration that the actual
total for the six months is 350,000,000 feet
instead of 211,400,000, it can readily be
seen that Minneapolis, as a market for
lumber, is beyond comparison with any
, other city. In the country, orwerM*
She Badly Defeats Constitu
tion in a Thirty-Mile
Sails Away From the Other
Would-Be Cup Defender
Early and Late.
Bateman'B Point, P. 1., July 1. —Colum-
bia defeated Constitution In the race to
12:40 p. m.—Constitution is now sailing
under forestay sail and baby jib topsail.
Columbia is running right away from her
and is now almost a mile ahead of the new
boat, going very fast.
12:46 p. m. —Constitution has reset her
jib, but is over a mile aatern of the Col
umbia. It looks as If the new boat had
carried away her jib halyards, for she has
been sailing without any Jib for more
than ten minutes.
1:30 p. m.—Columbia turned the outer
Uncle Sam—My plaster comes off to-day for good.
John Bull—And I am still sticking more on.
mark at 1:25:05. Constitution turned the
outer mark at 1:27:10.
2:10 p. m.—The yachts have sailed about
half the distance back to the finish line.
Columbia still seems to hold her own in
the lead with about half a mile to the
2:35 p. m.—Columbia, crossed the line at
2:32:35; Constitution at 2:33:18.
Batemans Point, R. 1., July I.—When
the Constitution and Columbia hoisted sail
for the first race of the season between
America's cup defender yachts, the breeze
inside the bay was very light and the
yachts had some difficulty in getting out
to the starting points. The contest was a
windward and leeward affair of thirty
miles. By the time the yachts had reached
the lightship they found a good breeze
from the southwest, and at 10:30 there
seemed little chance for a postponement.
Both yachts came out of the harbor with
large club topsails set. Columbia was the
first out, but was only a few minutes
ahead of Constitution. The boats were
almost identical in appearance. After
waiting at the lightship about ten min
utes, the judges apparently decided that
the wind was too near the southwest to
risk starting from the lightship, so the
whole fleet started off to the eastward.
On the way signals were hoisted on the
flagship to indicate a beat to windward
for fifteen miles and return. The prepara
tory gun was fired at 11:30. Five minutes
later the warning signal was given. Both
yachts at the time were to leeward of
the line, Constitution being farther away.
Both yachts at once began maneuvering
The starting gun was fired at 11:40, Co
lumbia crossing the line first and to wind
ward at 11:40:22. and Constitution right
under her lee at 11:40:23. Both boats
went lacross the line on the starboard
tack, \Jnder all sail, and stood about south,
wind being about southwest. The first
eight of a mile Columbia pulled up a bit
on Constitution. Later, however, the new
boat drew up on her so that she was al
most on even terms, though still to the
leeward. When the yachts had covered
about a mile of the course they were still
standing out to sea on the starboard tack.
Columbia, from this point, seemed to have
gained a bit to windward. During the
next five minutes Columbia outpointed
Constitution, and was apparently gaining
GIVEN BY CARNEGIE
Three Quartern o< a Million for a
.' Detroit Library.'-/. ■-•".;,:■/*
;.;.• Detroit, July t :George M. Radford, a
member of the Detroit library board, has
received 'a i letter from v Andrew Carnegie
stating that Mr..Carnegie will contribute
r5750,000; toward tie erection of a new ; pub
lic Übmry-buiKll^-la thi ß icltr.> vV :'
Strike Involves Merely Ques-
tion of Organization,
35,000 MEN CONCEKNED
Struggle Against Steel Trust Earlier
THE AMALGAMATED ASS'N PLANS
Full Force of the Strike Will Not
Develop Before the Firat
of Next Month.
Plttsbur*. July I.—As a result of the re
fusal of the representatives of the
American Sheet Steel company and the
American Steel Hoop company, subsidary
companies of the great United States
Steel corporation, to sign the workers'
new scale at Saturday's confer
ence, circulars were selt out from
the national headquarters of Iron,
steel and Tin Workers yesterday
and to-dey declaring a strike at all the
plants of the two combines. The great
strike Is now on, but it will be several
days before its actual extent is known.
At the outset, however, over 35,000 men
will be involved as follows:
Union sheet mUls; Aetna-Standard Steel
mills, Bridgeport, Ohio, 2,500; Midland Steel
mills, Muncie, Ind., 1,000; Old Meadow Roll
ing mill, Scottdale, 400; Saltsburg Rolling
mill, Saltsburg, 300; W. Dewes Wood mills,
McKeesport, 1,000; Cambridge Iron and Steel
Mills, Cambridge, Ohio, 400; Canton Rolling
Mills, Canton, Ohio, 250; Chartiers Iron and
Steel mills, Carnegie, 300; Dennison Rolling
mills, Deunlson, Ohio, 350; Dresden Iron and
Steel mills, Dresden, Ohio, 300; Falcon Iron
and Nail mills, Niles, Ohio, 450; New Phila
delphia mills, New Philadelphia, Ohio, 700;
Piqua Rolling Mills, Piqua, Ohio, 600;
Reeves Iron mills. Canal Dover, Ohio, 750;
Struthers Iron mill, Struthers, Ohio, 400;
Corning Steel mills, Hammond, Ind., 300;
Lauffman Steel Mills, Paulton, 200; Hyde
Park Iron and Steel Mills, Hyde Park, 350.
Non-union Sheet Mills: Apollo Iron and
Steel mills, Vandergrift, 3,600; Kirkpatrick
Mills, Leechburg, 550; Wellsvllle Plate and
Sheet Iron Mills, Wellaville, Ohio, 400;
Scottsdale Iron and Steel Mills, Scottdale,
550. Total, 5,100.
American Steel Hoop company, 1,400; Inde
pendent plants, twenty-seven in number,
3,000. Total number of men involved in
Steel Hoop Plants.
The American Steel Hoop company's
main offices are in this city. The com
pany has three non-union plants in this
city. They are Painter's mills, on the
South Side, and Lindsay & McCutcheon's,
and Clarke's, located in Allegheny. The
company has also a non-union plant at
Monessen, and one at Duncanville,
though the employes of the latter are
ready for organization as soon as the
Amalgamated people will take them in.
Other plants of the company are claimed
by the Amalgamated people as union.
There are two atYoungstownand one each
at Sharon, Girard, Greenville, Pomeroy,
Ohio, and Warren, Ohio.
What the strike just Inaugurated may
eventually lead to is problematic. Three
months ago when a Btrike occurred in
the Wood plant of the American Sheet
Steel company, at McKeesport, because
the company refused to allow its men to
become members of the Amalgamated as
sociation. President Shaffer threatened,
if the McKeesport strikers could not win
with their own strength, he would order
a strike in every plent of the company, if
the latter would not yield, he would then
call out the union men in every plant
of the United States Steel corporation.
Such a course would result in the biggest
); Continued on Second Pag*,
12 PAGES-FIVE O'CLOCK,
THE SUDDEN DEATH
OF PHILIP B.WINST6I?
Unexpected News Was Received from Chicago
Heart Trouble Aggravated by Heat Brought the
PHILIP B. WINSTON.
PHILIP B. WINSTON.
Philip B. Winston, the well-known rail- '
road contractor, died at Augustana hos
pital, Chicago, at 10:30 this morning. Mr,
Winston was overcome by the heat while
on his way to: Chicago last night, and he
grew rapidly worse after being taken to
the 'hospital.: His brother, F.G. Winston,
was, with "Bisa^at the time of his death. l
Mr. Winston left'with , liis - brother * for
Chicago on an Omaha train ?? ' . He
was apparently in . the '. Lest of , health,-
On Saturday '*- he remarked -to hi* S>c.-^«
his health, that he never felt beitfc. i ,
his life. .' I ;N,.r"-" : '; 5;:'.': -; i
A telegram was received at the office of
Winston Brothers in the Globe building !
from F. G. Winston this afternoon con- j
firming the report of his brother's death. I
No details* were given .except that Mr.
Winston was taken to Augustana hospital
from the train and that he died there at
10:30 this morninf. The telegram also
contained a request that the news -be
broken to Mrs. Winston and members of
Prom an Old Virginia Family. -r
Philip Bickerton Winston was a native
of Virginia, being the son of William Over
ton Winston and Sarah Anne Gregory
Winston, both of whom were descendants
of the early English colonists. He was
born at Hanover Courthouse, Aug. 12,
1845. His early education was received
1 at home and in his sixteenth year he at
tended an academy until the death of his
father. In 1862, after being on the farm a
short time, 'he enlisted in Company E
Fifth Virginia cavalry though only, a boy
of 17. He participated in several bat
tles and engagements and served until
Appomattox. Boy though he was he won
a first lieutenantcy and served as an aide
on the staff of General Thomas L. Rosser.
Farming engaged his attention until
1872, when he came to Minneapolis with
little money, but plenty of. grit. He en
gaged In government survey for two years
and in 1875 formed, with his *lder brother,
KYLE BELIEVED TO BE DYING
South Dakota Senator Suffers An Alarming Re-
lapse at His Home at Aberdeen.
Special to The Journal.
Aberdeen, S. D., July I.—Senator Kyle is b« leved to be dying.
Senator Kyle was stricken at his home at Aberdeen about ten days ago. His
trouble was of malarial origin and resulted in a functional affection of the heart,
which caused the greatest alarm. A consulta. on of physicians was held and his
case soon took a turn for the better, the hea.-t action growing stronger and the
general condition much more encouraging. O a of the latest bulletins from his
bedside last week was to the effect that he hi 1 passed the danger point and that
his recovery would be certain though slow.
The senator had a similar attack in the ea*t some time ago, and was liable to
a recurrence of the trouble. His health has n< t been robust for a year or so. His*
relapse to-day was not expected, however, and is a shock to all his friends *nd * •
FINANCIAL STATUS GRATIFYING
Special to The Journal. /
v- Washington, July I.—lnquired of to-day adeeming; the : treasury outlook at the
opening of the fiscal year,'v Secretary Gage sal".■■■'■■'.■'.'-.'^\*«i£v • ■". -,;t. : , ; ?
The general situation is very gratify! g. _; We go Into the future with ■,;'■
- a very strong * treasury, ample to m* any unfavorable emergencies
i with revenues so fairly well establish» v that they may be counted on
": with, high degree of certainty in meeting the expectations and estimates ; .
- that have ' been f formed. »By the ' tin > congress meets ,we shall be live
months. into the fiscal 'year,' and the i^."'^.! working ; out of; the reduced
c internal i revenue taxes ', which go into - etect to-day will be fairly demon
l<_,'■;•.. * strated, and we shall be at that tine able to correct our estimates ot „ :^l
* <, expenditure, if necessary, to accord with the reduction la the cost «£
;V, maintaining the axmjr* l : ' ■ "• ' .-■_.
F. G. Winston, the firm of Winston :
Brothers, general railroad contractors. It
is one of the best-known firms in the -
country and in the past twenty-five years '
has constructed thousands of miles of
railway in the west.
On March 30, 1876, Mr. Winston; was;
married to Kathorine D. Stevens, daugh
ter of Colonel John H. * Stevens, the
pioneer settler of Minneapolis;' They have
two children, Philip 8., Jr., and Nellie '■'
Winston. si -' --.-*"'■. -^ "■ > W^"'^
.. - -,-: HIT? Political Career. ■—-'.-,
. ? . vVlnston was one Of tne aotaJrie
In Minnesota politics, in which he
,'jaf been a leader or many years. In tn«
flours* of bis cafeer in this city he held
honorable petitions, serving in the
legislature. ' He was elected ; : mayor in
1890, ■ serving to the satisfaction of &is par
ty and friends.■'.. '.-'.■.' :i:L':^£
. He was -of a genial disposition, -frith a
kind word to all and a personality winning ;
in the extreme. Because of his 'popularity
his party associates were always desirous -~
of having him upon the ticket in one. capa
city br another and he repeatedly was .
compelled, especially in recent ''years, to
decline nominations which the -party was
only too anxious to give him. :-v "■
This was true two and four years , ago
when, it is commonly acknowledged, 1. he .:
could have had the. democratic nomination
for congress. Owing to the extraordinar
ily prosperous business conditions of the .
past five or six years Mr. f Winston ; posi
tively refused to accept any nomination,
saying that .at the proper tiiaa he would
accommodate his friends, but that « his .
first duty was to his family, and that » the
time to make bay was while the business
sun was shining. £*>,
During the recent troublous times polit
ically he was loyal to the party as exem
plified by William J. Bryan, but was never
an ardent silver advocate.
. He | refrained, as far as possible,:. from
taking a very active part la,the bitter con- .
trove, which waged, and ; his popularity •;
was [c like evident with both wings of the '■
party until : the .last, and during; the past j ;
niont or so his name was \ i mentioned ;
prominently as the choice of Manager Ros
ing a i the next candidate of the party for
governor. ■. .. :■ . ■'•::■_■-.'- " '