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It Will Be Published Oct. 7
and Take Effect Nov. 15.
NEW CUBAN TARIFF
It All Depends Upon Forthcoming
PRESIDENT'S FIRST MESSAGE
Denial That Mr. Ruoievelt Has
Already Begun Its
from T.\» J»Hrrntt JiurMHi, Boom AS, To**
. Building, Washington,
Washington, Sept. 27.-—lt has been de
cided to make the new Philippine tariff
public in the newspapers here on Mon
day, Oct. 7, and to have it go into .effect
(■ in the Philippine Islands on Nov. 15. The
jj provision allowing importers for a cer
tain period to choose between the new
tariff and the old one, has been found,
will amount to little or nothing since
everybody will prefer to import by the
r new schedule. It is a reasonable revenue
• tariff with rates of from 20 to 25 per cent,
! and while drawn in accordance with the
■ limitation of the Treaty of Paris, which.
:, gives to Spain for a period of ten years
equal trade opportunities with the United
States, distinctive American interests
:; have been remembered in the selection of
.' duties on special lines of goods, so that
V in the great exporting articles we shall
c. not be put 'at a disadvantage with other
- countries, to say the least. Whether the
'' United States could go further and make
.'■ a reciprocal trade arrangement with the
Philippines by entering upon a similar ar
• rangement with Spain is a much-debated
•'■ question. Ex-Senator Corbett of Oregon,
", for example, has urged that this might
: be done. The war department, however,
; has held to the view that the open-door
policy was incumbent on us, maintaining
j that trade privileges belong not only to
- Spain, but to all the world.
There will be no new Cuban tariff until
the new Cuban government sees fit to
• make one. The recent tariff changes by
r military order were found to accomplish
all the purposes necessary during the re
" mainder of the American rule, although
. it is possible that further orders of this
. sort may be issued in case any demand
arises for them. The chief requirement
• of a Cuban tariff was to raise 000,000
.'- a year, and it was felt that this could
■ - better be done by simply modifying the
'<'. existing duties by military order than by
| embarking on a new tariff system whose
■ returns would be problematical. .> '
Eastern manufacturing industries which
■ would profit much by the concessions
' which Cuba is willing to offer us in ex
|j change for some lowering of the duty on
1 her sugar are not bestirring themselves to
•r secure this advantage to anything like
S the extent that the beet sugar people are
ri at work to prevent it. Already evidences
• abound-in- Washington of a determined
fij campaign to keep Cuban sugar out, . and
if a preferential market in. Cuba for
'American manufacturers is® worth any
g thing, it behooves those who would profit
v by it to get to work". Secretary of Agri
g culture Wilson is against reciprocity with*
■ Cuba, maintaining that the American
g beet needs about ten years of stout pro
• tection in order that American enterprise
£. and ingenuity may unfold themselves be
■i lore [meeting the competition of the cane.
7 That an industry thus built up and en
g? trenched would then give up its protec
i tion and consent to open our doors to
• outside competition is not to be expected.
: It is contrary to all precedent. The fight
-, is on now, and it will be a determined
• one. ..• ■■ -
On the highest au-
HAS NOT thority it may be
stated that there is
BEGUN absolutely no warrant
for the stories which
MESSAGE. have been published
lately regarding what
President Roosevelt is likely to say to
congress on the question of reciprocity, or
t,he other important questions now before
the country. He has authorized nobody
to speak for him regarding any of these
matters, and will not do so. Any state
ments as to what he will or will not do
may be accepted as being wholly gratui
' tious. He has said that he will adhere
steadfastly to the McKinley policy, and
this he will do; but in his own way, and
at such time as he may determine, he will
announce his detailed program of ad
herence. He has thus far given the matter
of detail no attention, and it is known
- that he has not yet begun to think of his
niessake to congress.
SOUTHERN" One of the southern fed
eral officeholders have
OFFICE- come to Washington for
the purpose of paying
HOLDERS, their respects to the new
president, and their pres
ence here has led to a good deal of
newspaper gossip regarding the probable
"CHILDREN AND FOOLS."
"Judge of a Thing Half Done."
This is particularly applicable in cases
■where persons seriously troubled from
the effects of coffee drinking and Who
take up Postum Food Coffee in its place,
attempt to. make the new beverage with
a little hot water and two or three min
utes' boiling. That sort of a "lick and a
promise" produces a drink that is simply
exasperating. It is flat and tasteless,
whereas the person who will boil the
Postum full fifteen minutes after the ac
tual bubbling and boiling begins, will
have a beverage that is something.
There Is a point between twelve and
fifteen minutes of boiling, when the char
acter of Postum is changed, the food value
is extracted and the delicious flavor which
much resembles the milder and more ex
' pensive grades of Java coffee is produced.
A lady in Salem, Oregon, says: "When
ever I drank coffee at night, I always
passed a restless, wakeful night. Ex
treme nervousness and a weak stomach
have followed me ever since I have been
using coffee. Finally I got into s<uch a
state that my dyspepsia took the form of
spasms and heart weakness.
I suffered intensely, and when a physi
cian was called, he inquired, among other
things, if I drank coffee and insisted that
I leave it off. I did so and took up tea,
which I found almost as bad. Finally
husband brought home a package of Pos
tum, and.we tried it (strictly according
to directions, for we believe In the adage
that 'Children and fools judge of a thine
The new coffee was delicious and from
that day until now (which is a year) it
has been our only drink at meals. My
dyspepsia, spasms, etc., are a thing of the
pa»t. My husband had suffered some
years with bilious headaches, and indi
gestion, but during the past year on Pos
tum Food Coffee, he has entirely recov
ered his health and gained much in
weight. Our friends frequently comment
•on our improved appearance and change
"»u complexion." S Tame of writer supplied
by Postum Co., Battle Creek, Mich.
policy of the president as to continuing
these men in office. Their terms will
expired very soon, and it will be necessary
to reappoint them, or name new men, for
the new, four-year term. Had President
McKinley- lived, all of these southerners
would have been reappointed. It is quite
likely that President Roosevelt, with no
particular knowledge of the southern re
publican situation, will prefer to follow
McKinley in this particular, as well as,
in those of more general importance. By
establishing a new precedent he would
invite the active hostility of Senator
Hanna, chairman of the republican na
tional committee, who has finally man
aged, after long years of study, to reduce
the republican politics of the south to
something like order, and antagonize all
of the Hanna influence in the party.
The game isn't worth the candle, and
President Roosevelt no doubt sees it in
this light. McKinley made office broker
age the smallest part of his official duties,
and usually turned matters of this sort,
save In exceptional important cases, over
to Senator Hanna, whose knowledge of the
situation always guaranteed a satifsactory
settlement. If President Roosevelt starts
his administration by taking personal
charge of the dispensation of southern
patronage, he will invite trouble in more
ways than one, end what is of more im
portance, consume time which will be
needed for the study of the great ques
tions which now interest the country. It
is safe to guess that Senator Hanna's re
lations to the southern officeholders will
The postoffice de-
NO SPECIAL partuaent has decided
not to issue a spe-
McKINLEY cial stamp in com
memoration of Presi-
STAMP. dent McKinley as had
been proposed in
many quarters and was taken under care
ful consideration. The objections to do
ing this were of the practical sort; it
would require a month at least to get a
new issue out, and by that time it was
felt much of the force of the tribute would
be lost. But the question of colors was
still more of an obstacle. By the terms
of the Postal Union we have agreed to
have our two-cent stamp of the tint that
now prevails, and carmine red would be
most inappropriate for 1 a mourning stamp.
PROTEST The latest remonstrance
against the new order in
FROM NEWS second-class matter,
which goes into effect on
COMPANIES October 1, was from a
the news companies, who called on the
postmaster-general In reference to that
part of the order which forbids the return
of unsold copies at pound rates. Mr.
Smith has no intention of either rescind
ing or postponing the order, and he is
particularly convinced that this phase of
it is entirely just. Although protests
from many quarters have come to him, the
rule as promulgated some months ago
was so carefully thought out that no ar
gument has been presented which would
lead him to change it, and it will be ap
plied according to the announcement next
week. The remonstrants declare that
they will take the matter to congress,
which is, of course, their right to do. But
they will find considerable difference be
tween getting affirmative legislation to
unflo the regulations of the department
and defeating the Loud bill, which they
have hitherto been able to accomplish.
Much that was aimed at in that measure
will now be brought about by department
regulation, based upon old law, and unless
this plan Is upset by Congressional enact
ment a compromise result will have been
reached which ought to be reasonably sat
isfactory to both the friends and the op
ponents of the long debated Loud bill.
—W. W. Jermane.
Washington Small Talk.
The Montana people living in Washington
have organized a society with George' E.
Boos as president; J. W. Kinsley, vi«-e-pres
ident, and H. J. Mock, secretary. The con
gressional delegation has been chosen to hon
orary membership. The membership will be
quite large after congress gets under way.
Representative Martin, of South Dakota
left for home to-day. He will stop for a
few days in St. Louis and will .remain home
until Thanksgiving Day. His family is here
and his children were entered in the public
schools Monday. He is living on B street,
opposite the capitol grounds.
Government in a Fair Way to Re
cover All of It.
Chicago, Sept. 27.—Government officials
have learned that $400,000, said to be a
part of the money embezzled by Oberlin
M. Carter, now serving a five-year sen
tence at Fort Leavenworth penitentiary,
recently has been taken from Chicago de
positories to some eastern city, and that
secret service men have gone to the place
to seize the funds.
Last week government authorities lo
cated $200,000 in cash and securities in a
safety deposit vault at Huntington, W.
Va., and in July real estate worth $110,
--000 conveyed by Carter to a brother 1 and
uncle was impounded by appointment of
receivers. The present location of $400,
--000, which consists of cash and securities,
has not been made public. United States
District Attorney Sol Bethea and Lawyer
M. H. Whitney, local receiver in the
case, in speaking about the matter said
it was expected all the stolen funds would
be found in a short time.
YALE'S TWO CENTURIES
Large Number of Change* in the
New Haven, Cinn., Sept. 27.—Yale univer
sity has commenced its 200 th year. Its bi
centennial celebration will be held next
month. There are many changes in the pro
fessorships. > Professor George T. Ladd with
draws as head of the psychological depart
ment to instruct graduate students. Profes
sor Prank K. Sanders is transferred from the
Woolsey professorship of biblical literature
to a professorship in the divinity school Pro
fessor Frederick M. Warren of Adelbert col
lege will fill the place of Professor Loquiens
as Street professor of modern languages Pro
' fessor Williston Walker is appointed to the
chair of ecclesiastical history to succeed Pro
fessor George F. Fisher.
The new university dining hall, accommo
dating 1,200 students.already has been opened
It is estimated that there is an increase of
about 8 per cent in the academic and sclen
Cambridge, Mass.. Sept. 27.-Harvard col
lege has opened for the year 1901-02 and the
entering freshman class is the largest in the
NOT A CANDIDATE
McCleary Settle* Gubernatorial Talk
as It Concerns Him.
Specialto The Journal.
Mankato, Minn., Sept. 27.-The attention
of Congressman McCleary was called to
day to the use of his name around the
state in connection with the republican
nomination for governor. He said
"Under no circumstances will I be a
candidate against Govrenor Van Sant I
do not want my friends to think of It
W Thile not indifferent to the kind words'
said of me in the press and personally I
could not consider the matter for a mo
The congressman spoke as though he
meant every word he said, and it can
be set down that he has not thought of
seeking the gubernatorial nomination
next year if Governor Van Sant is a
NORTHWESTERN P. M.'S
E. B. Tuttle Get* the Office at Hait
" Ings, Minn.
Special to The Journal.
Washington, Sept. 27.—Postmasters ap
pointed to-day: Minnesota—Barry Big
Stone county, W. J. Donnell; Carlton
Carlton county, William Gallagher; Lost,'
Red Lake county, N. Peterson. lowa—
Zevers, Jasper county, Margaret Wilson.
Montana—Townsend, Broadwater county.
Washington, Sept. -27.—President Roose
velt has appointed the following post
lowa—Prairie City, Jacob Mummert.
Minnesota—Hastings, E. E. Tuttle.
North Dakota—Grafton, Thomas H. Thar
THE MINNEAPOLIS JOUKNAL.
LIKE THE LETTER;
IT NEVER CAME
Continued From First Pace,
was off Cienfuegos. He related that he
had been called aboard the New York,
Admiral Sampßon's flagship, on May 21
when the officers on board were preparing
dispatches. „ He spoke of the presence of
Mr. Rayner objected to the introductioa
of conversation or verbal orders, saying
that the orders would speak for them
selves and must nepessarily supersede
any verbal instructions. The question
was argued by Mr. Rayner and Captain
Lemly. In closing his response the judge
An objection of thla character is almost
equivalent to withdrawing the request for au
investigation. He has asked to have the
judgment of his brother officers in this mat
ter. Let U6 have It and don't put technical
obstacles in the way of*having the investiga
Mr. Rayner responded briefly:
: "I only desire to state that :
: while this is our investigation, :
: these are your specifications un- :
: der the precept. We asked- for :
: this investigation and instead of :
: letting us give the precept under :
: which we would like to have the :
: inquiry take place, you form a :
: precept of your own. Here is an :
: applicant .who asks, for a court :
: of inquiry under specifications :
: framed by others and not by :
: himself." :
The court retired to consider the ob
jection, remaining out longer than on any
previous occasion. Admiral Dewey read
the court's decision, as follows:
The court sustains the objection of counsel
so far as it relates to conversations that took
place on board the New York, but this ruling
does not apply to any verbal orders which the
comnvinder-in-ehief directed witness to con
vey to Commodore Schley.
Conld Not Go to Santiago.
Replying to a qeustlon put in accor
ance with this decision, the witness said
that his instructions were contained in
the memorandum handed, him to be de
livered to Admiral Schley which was read
to him. The witness then read dispatch
No. 8 from Sampson to Schley of May 21,
telling the latter that the Spanish fleet
was probably at Santiago. He also read
the Brooklyn's receipt memorandum show
ing that this dispatch as well as the ac
companying memorandum had been re
ceived at 8:15 a. m., May 23. The wj*«
ness identified these as the orders he had
carried. He also said that he had car
ried two other envelopes, one containing
orders from the department and the other
a memorandum which had not been read
to him. He said he had arrived off Cien
fugos at 7 a. m., May 23, and he had gone
aboard the Brooklyn for the purpose of de
livering the dispatches.
In response to a request from the judge
advocate, Lieutenant Hood related the
conversation he had with Admiral Schley
after delivering the orders saying that he
(the witness) had told the admiral that
it was Admiral Sampson's wish that the
flying squadron should proceed imme
diately to Santiago, as his information was
very positive. His statement was as fol
: "Commodore Schley read the dispatch- :
: es, and then, turning to me, said: :
: " "Captain, Admiral Sampson wishes :
: me to go to Santiago. I cannot do it.' :
: I told Commodore Sehley that the admi- :
: ral certainly expected the squadron to :
: leave the instant I arrived. Commodore :
: Schley said in nearly these words: 'I am :
: not at. all satisfied that the Spaniards :
: are not here in Cieuf uegos. :
" 'Besides, my ships all want coal'; that the
Massachusetts, Texas and the Brooklyn want
ed so many tons of coal and that the day be
fore Captain Sampson had «*nt him down the
lowa with only half her coal Bupp'ly, so that
she could not go anywhere; that it was use
less to send ships down the/c only half filled
with coal. I told Commodore Schley that I
had passed a collier convoyed by a gunboat
only a little before daylight that morning,
and it would certainly be there with at least
4,000 or 5,000 tons of coal within two or three
hours. He referred again to his belief in the
Spaniards being in Cienfuegos, and-^ stated
that he had heard some firing about forty
miles from port, which he took to be a wel
come to the Spanish squadron; he had also
seen some smoke which he. conceived to be
the Spanish squadron, and he believed they
were there. I said to Commodore Schley then
that the information which the admiral had
he considered as definite; he had no doubt
that the Spanish fleet was at Santiago. Com
modore Schley then said to me:
: " 'Captain Sampson does not under- :
: stand. He Is not on the spot and cannot :
: Judge.' • 2
"I also Informed Schley that they certainly
expected the squadron to leave immediately,
and that I had verbal orders from the Com
mander-in-chief, which did not app&ar in my
written orders, to remain with the Hawk
alone at Cienfuegos after the squadron had
left, and conduct a blockade for a day or two
or as long as my coal suplpy lasted."
Sebley Much Perplexed.
"Describe the commodore's manner upon
this occasion," said Captain Lemly.
"The commodore was sitting in his chair
all the time I was talking to him, very quiet
ly. He seemed to be very much perplexed at
what to <lo."
"Do you remember whether there was any
thing said about communicating with the in
"There was something said by me."
"In the commodore's presence?"
"Xo, by the chief of staff on deck. The
commodore was in the cabin."
"Can you state whether or not during the
timo you were in Cienfuegos with the Hawk
any effort was made to communicate with the
"There was not."
The witness then testified that the
steamer Adula, in passing, had reported !
to the Brooklyn that a cable report had
been received at Kingston on May 19, say-
Ing that the Spanish fleet was In the har
bor at Santiago. Admiral Schley's re
port of this occurrence was also read, as
was his statement discrediting the in
formation, because he then believed the
Bquadron to be in Cienfuegos harbor. All
the*se reports have heretofore been pub
Mr. Rayner his cross-examination a few
minutes before 1 o'clock, and had not
proceeded far when the court took a
recess for luncheon.
Rayner on the Wrong Track.
When the court began its afternoon
session Mr: Rayner continued his cross
examination of Lieutenant Hood. The
latter said his recollection was that he
had delivered his dispatches to Commo
dore Schley in his (Schley's) cabin, but it
might be that he had handed them to
Lieutenant Wells and had walked down
to the cabin with him. He thought there
was no one else in the cabin when the
conversation had taken place.
Mr. Rayner was proceeding to question
the witness concerning his conversation
with Admiral Sampson when Admiral
Schley leaned over and warned him that
this conversation had been ruled out.
Mr. Rayner then said:
I want to ask you whether Commodore
Schley did not tell you that Admiral Sampson
had instructed him before he left for Santiago!
to satisfy himself that the Spanish fleet was
not at Santiago.
The reply was:
I gathered from his conversation that he
had dispatches which were written pre*.oualy
to the dispatch I carried him, which was of
considerably later date, and therefore, of
course, annulled all the others.
"But this dispatch you carried him gave
him that discretion?"
"That was not the latest dispatch whose
contents I knew."
Mr. Rayner questioned the witnest con
cerning the report of the presence of the
Spanish fleet at Santiago and attempted to
read a quotation from a magazine article,
alleged to have been written by Admiral I
Sampson, to sustain bis point that the
Adulß bad reported that the fleet had re
mained at Santiago only one day.
Mr. Har.na objected to the introduction
of the article a» testimony. He (said
among other things: "I have written
magazine articles myself for prominent
gentlemen whose names were signed to
However, ho did not doubt that the ar
ticle was Admiral Sampson's. The ques
tion was ultimately withdrawn for the
time being. Captain Lemly then asked:
•'Wasn't your understanding that the Adula
in the communication with the Brooklyn led
the officers of the Brooklyn to believe that
the Spanish fleet had arrived in Santiago one
day and come out of the harbor the next day?
Wasn't that the impression it left on your
"The impression made on my mind was uo
impression whatever. It is my recollection
that at that day I knew the fleet was in San
Capt. >!<•( alla'a Contribution.
Captain Bowman H. MeCalla, who com
manded the Marblehead during the Span
ish war, was called. He stated that he
had first come into contact with the fly
infl squadron on May 19, 1898. He was
then proceeding from the south coast of
Cuba to Key West and met the squadron
on its way to Cuba. He had not been
asked to came aboard to report. Upon
reaching Key West he had informed Capt.
Chadwick, Admiral Sampson's chief of
staff, of the secret code he had arranged
with the Cuban insurgents, but he had not
given it to any one else.
Captain MeCalla told of his return to
Cienfuegos on the morning of May 24 He
had carried dispatches to Admiral Schley
and had then told him of the arrange
ment to communicate with the Cubans
and of his information that the Spanish
fleet was in the harbor at Santiago. He
said that Schley had immediately assented
to his going ashore.
: He also told of his report to •
: Schley and had then for the first :
: time seen the instructions to the •
: commodore. The commodore had :
: told him that he had found diffi- ;
: culty in coaling, but that he felt :
: that if he returned to Key West •
: be would be court martialed.
MeCalla said he had advised" him "to
go to Santiago, even if he did not stay
In reply to questions Captain MeCalla
stated that no effort had been made while
he was with the flying squadron off Cien
fuegos to prevent the Spaniards from con
tinuing the construction of earthworks
which he had been ordered to do. He said
the Marblehead could have gone within
range oft hese works and he had been
, told by a Cuban pilot that the water was
Captain MeCalla expressed the opinion
that the Marblehead could have coaled off
Santiago on the afternoon and evening
of May 26, 1898.
KICK OF KITCH
The British General Is Sorely
Aggrieved and May
London, Sept. 27.-^The Pall Mall Gazette
this afternoon confirms the rumor pub
lished by the Daily News to-day of dif
ferences between Lord Kitchener and the
war secretary, Mr. Broderick, and adds
that, as a result. Mr. Broderick has had
a long interview with the king. The Pall
Mall Gazette declares It is in a position
to say that Lord Kitchener is dissatisfied
with the partial eaforcement of martial
law in South Africa,, wanting it proclaimed
at Cape Town and elsewhere. He also
desires more serious penalties for rebell
ion and better reinforcements. Lord
Kitchener took over the command with
the explicit understanding that his hands
were not to be tied, but as this condition
was not carried out "he is seriously re
considering his position."
MERCHANT AND BURGLAR
DUAL ROLE: OF A NEW YORKER
Extensive Glove and Sillt Dealer
Said to Have Headed a
Gangr of Thieves.
New York, Sept. 27.—According to Cap
tain Titus of the detective bureau,
Joseph Goldman, who was arrested last
night, with four other men and a boy on
the charge of burglary, was the head of
an extensive gang of burglars that
operated throughout this city, Brooklyn
and New Jersey. Goldman was known_as
an extensive commission merchant In
gloves and silks. He did not carry any
stock at his place of business, but is said
to have control of large stocks in various
parts of this city.
The attention of the police had been di
rected to Goldman by thieves who have
been arrested and convicted of numerous
robberies and who, after being sent to
prison, would accuse him of connection
with the robberies, because, they said,
Goldman had not kept his part of the
bargain. The stories of the convicted
burglars were repeated so often that some
attention was paid to them and for several
weeks detectives were kept constantly at
According to the police, regular meet
ings of the robbers were held at which
Goldman presided. Plans of robbery
were made at these gatherings and each
man's work was mapped out. When a
place was selected, Goldman would go
there and buy a small bill of goods, at the
same time being careful to find out if the
place was equipped with burglar alarms.
He would make his report at the next
meeting of his "gang." and preparations
for robbing the place would be made. Oc
casionally it would be decided to enter a
flat, and for this work, it is alleged, Gold
man had sixteen expert flat workers.
The gang, according to Captain Titus,
had made preparations for robbing two
big glove and silk houses and the plun
der they would have obtained would have
been worth at least $20,000.
DANIEL GLASS, OILER
Body From the Wrecked Hudson la
Special to The Journal.
Calumet, Mich., Sept. 27.—The bodies of
two of the crew of the Hudson were found
at Little Traverse bay yesterday, seventy
miles from the scene of the wreck. One
body has been identified as that of Daniel
Glass, an oiler; the other is that of an as
sistant cook, name unknown. Some
wreckage was found also. A systematic
search for more bodies and wreckage be
gins to-day. The steamer Friant has been
chartered to patrol both shores of Kewee
FOOT CAUGHT IN STIRRUP
John Hies - Dragged Mile* Through
'.' Stamps and Underbrush.
Special to The Journal.
Crystal Falls, Mich., Sept. 27.—John Bies,
14 years old, went on horseback to bring home
the cows of Paul Schook, for whom he was
working. When two miles from town the
horse became frightened and threw the boy
from his back. Young Bles' foot caught in
the stirrup and he was ("ragged through tho
stumps and underbrush for several miles,
the horse kicking him at every leap. He "/as
found this morning, horribly mangled and
Willy Llttleboy—Papa, what is a ciar?
Papa—A czar, my son, is a Russian po
tentate almost entirely surrounded by as
DID SHE PLAY CARDS?
Query Made Regarding One of the
W. C. T. U. Candidates.
THE QUESTION WAS IGNORED
While It Received No Official Recog
nition, It Created Something
of a Ripple.
The closing day of the W. C. T. U. state
convention was a bu3y one. It was a
deep disappointment to the organization
to lose its efficient corresponding secreta
ry, Mrs. A. C. McCurdy, who had filled
the office for seven years and had been
an active worker for a much longer
period. With this exception no change
was made in the list of officers.
Mrs. E. F. Hendrix, elected to this
office served several terms as recording
secretary and has been one of the two
elective members of the last executive
committee. The complete list of officers
is as follows: president, Mrs. Bessie
Lay the Scovell, Minneapolis; vice pres
id<ent-at-large, Miss Louise E. Hollister,
Minneapolis; corresponding secretary,
Mrs. E. F. Hendrix, Minneapolis; record
ing secretary; Mrs. Belle M. Welch, Min
neapolis; treasurer, Mrs. Ellen W. Soule,
■One rather exciting incident enlivened
the election, although the ebullition of
strong feeling did not overflow and was
not much marked in the even flow of
routine business. The record of a lead
ing candidate on card playing was de
manded, bat was ignored alike by presi
dent and convention. This way of meet
ing an unpleasant contretemps enabled
the convention to pass over the incident
lightly and without controversy. '
Many friends of the union were present
as visitors and were presented while the
ballots were counted. Among these were
two bright, winsome babies, one a name
sake of the president, Bessie Bigelow, of
Browns Valley, who clapped her hands as
her white ribbon was tied on.
To-night there will be a diamond con
test, interspersed with music as a clos
ing exercise of the convention.
To-morrow and Sunday the W. C. T. U.
convention will be supplemented by a con
ference of its close ally, the young wom
en's branch, in the First Free Baptist
church, Nicollet avenue and Fifteenth
street. Reports of officers will be given
to-morrow morning and the work of the
departments will be presented. In the
afternoon papers on methods of work will
be read and discussed and Mrs. Bessie
Scovell and Miss Rhena E. Mosher, na
tional organizer, will speak. In the even
ing Miss Tillie Beytein of Hutchinson will
read a paper on "The Spirit of the Ys" and
there will be music and interesting talks.
John D. McCormick of Hamline university
will read a prize oration on "Frances E.
Willard." On Sunday afternoon a young
people's rally will be held at 3 o'clock,
addressed by representatives of the
Christian Endeavor, Epworth League,
Baptist Young People's Union and other
The opening devotional exercises were
led by Mrs. C. L. Webber and a sacred
solo was sung by Miss Lulu Webber. Some
belated district reports were given by
Mrs. Kate Kercher for the eleventh dis
trict; Mrs. A. C. Bayrell, fourteenth dis
trict; Mrs. A. C. Randall, fourth district;
Mrs. Elizabeth Bailey, twelfth district. A
pretty incident was the presentation of
Baby Joseph Victor Gooodacre who has at
tended the sessions regularly. The presi
dent, Mrs. Scovell tied the white ribbon
badge around his arm and kissed him in
behalf of the convention,
Mm. Scovell Re-elected.
The report on the annual appropriations
was made by Mrs. Soule, treasurer and
chairman of the committee. After dis
tributing the small amounts allotted to
each department for expenses of postage,
printing, etc., it recommended that the
president's salary be raised to $400 and
the salaries of the other officers be: cor
responding secretary, $150; treasurer,
$100; recording secretary, $75. These
recommendations were adopted.
The report of the credentials showed
328 d-elegates entitled to vote and the
election was begun. The tellers ap
pointed were Mmes. W T. G. Calderwood,
Skoey, Lucy Chapin, Misses Carrie Barnes
and M. Rosette Hendrix. On the infor
mal ballot Mrs. Bessie Laythe Scovell re
ceived* 191 out of 206 votes cast for presi
dent. The secretary having been author
ized to cast the formal vote of the con
vention, Mrs. Ruth Barnes of Granite
Falls claimed the floor and stated that
last year the eighth district had been
very much dissatisfied with the decision
of the convention declining to raise Mrs.
Scovell's salary, and during the year had
raised a purse of $50 to show its appre
ciation of her work. This could either
be added to her salary or could be re
garded merely as a gift. Mrs. Scoveill was
much moved and objected to taking the
money, except as a part of the salary al
ready fixed upon, but the convention de
clined to hear her protest and drowned
her remarks in applause and admonitions
to sit down and let the delegates settle
this little episode, unaided.
Candidates and Card Parties.
Following the election of Miss Louise E.
Hollister as vice president at large oc
curred an incident which created a de
cided commotion and was the talk of
the convention for some time. It had been
announced that Mrs. A. C. MoCurdy the
present corresponding secretary would not
serve again. Mrs. Julia B. Nelson arose
and said that nominations by ballot had
this disadvantage that in such cases it
left the convention quite at sea in regard
to the qualifications of candidates and
their willingness to serve. She under
stood that one of the women mentioned
prominently for the office attended card
parties, and, while she did not regard it
as the business of the W. C. T. U. to set
up standards of conduct for its members,
she believed the leaders should be above
criticism. She -wished to be informed of
the truth of the assertion that the candi
date, calling her by name, did these
The inquiry was ignored and the bal
lot tajten. but as ninety-one votes were
cast for Mrs. McCurdy, no one received a
majority. The card question was again
raised by another delegate who said that
while the delegates wished to recognize
those who had been zealous in the work
there were many who could not vote for
women who played cards or danced. This
shot brought no response, and the ballot
was again taken.
The noontide prayer here intervened
and was conducted by Mrs. Nellie Clulow
a minister of Brainerd. The election was
then resumed. ,
At intervals during the progress of busi
ness the following visitors were pre
sented and spoke briefly: P. E. Lyon su
perintendent Central Howard association-
Mrs. Alice Bingham Russell, who called
attention to her bpok in behalf of the
insane; Rev. J. G. Morrison, who is en
tering upon field work for the prohibi
tion party; Professor E. L. Hill, Dcs
Moines; Evangelist Connelly, who is hold
ing meetings at Forest Heights. Mr. Con
nelly's singing partner gave a solo "A
Mother's Prayer." Greetings were read
from the Minnesota Good Templars and
the North Dakota W. C. T. U.
At the executive committee meeting
this morning Miss Eva Shepherd wa3
elected superintendent of the work among
railroad employes and firemen, and Mrs.
Mandigo of St. Paul of work among sol
diers and sailors.
In completing the revision of the con
stitution of the Minnesota W. C. T. U.
yesterday afternoon, at the annual con
vention, it was voted that if an amend
ment should be presented for three con
secutive years and lost it should not be
considered again for three years. The
superintendents are now required to pre
sent written reports. The state organ,
which Is to be supported from the dues
and sent to every member, will be called
"Minnesota White Ribbon" instead of
"Temperance North Star," as proposed
by the committee. Changes In the conati-
FRIDAY EVENING, SEPTEMBER 27, 1901.
11 For Swell
I ■1 A Very Smart Sack Suit
L H That «re offer this season is that which we .
r^T... 1 \ illustrate herewith. The coat gives to the •
A \ A *oT^i wearer an appearance of perfect pro-
A \ /l tCSf^ portions with its broad, athletic
p r-^4- ..j/rVf^^ shoulders and shaped in at the waist
'■WnT' line> Trousers cut fuU about the upper
/^T7 / 1/ portion of legs is the favorite. The suit is
fiT I / / » made in roiighish wool cheviots andwor-;
» / 1 1 ste(l cloths, in dark and light tones, *
//I stripe and plaid effects; also, in black,
I j vicunas and undressed worsteds. We
I \ should like to have men who wish to dress
/ " "a la mode" come in and try one of these
I / 1 suits, They are more than ordinary value,
I / I . - for we sell them at
. I V I $12-50 $15 to $25
wk Good Reliable Suits at
m w^*a!a* $7.80 and $10
j@,n~~ r.-.- We carrr the celebrated BTEIN-BLOCH
ly/-^^^ s^v. , . . clothing and our own special makes, in
j, which we are exclusive. There is more style and character
j I in our clothes than in the ordinary kind. Young men say so,
Corner T^Y^ • f Corner
ij ™?» M* t m%f&*&fr&£&&£, Millet &
i, Third street. ■ ■■ m iJnJT^B^ Third street
tution providing for the Young Women's
Branch, can only be made with the sanc
tion of the state union.
The report of the treasurer, Mrs. Ellen
W. Soule shows that the state union has
a membership of 3,249 women and has 350
V's, the L. T. L. has a membership of 353.
The total disbursements of the year
amounted to $2,356.30, and the receipts to
$2,390.59, leaving a balance in the treas
ury of $34.29. Pledges for state work
were taken to the amount of $152.
The important work of redistricting the
state in pursuance of the policy adopted
through the constitutional changes was
assigned to a special committee made up
of the state officers and the presidents of
the present district and county unions.
The evening meeting was arranged by
the young women's branch and was under
the direction of the branch secretary, Miss
Louise E. Hollister. The devotional serv
ices were led by Rev. J. Sinclair of St.
Paul and the principal address was made
by Miss Rhena E. Mosher of Westfield,
N. V., a national organizer ond the subjecl
"Young Teople and Temperance." She ex
plained that he use of the word "temper
ance" meant total abstinence, and advo
cted ably education for boys and girls.
"A nation in order to stand must be
builded on virtue based on the church,
and intelligence based on the schools."
The paramount sin of America she called
intemperance backed up by law, and the
only way to redemption, "the straight
and narrow path" of to tal abstinence,
backed up by prohibition.
Upon women she placed grave respon
sibilites, saying, "A nation never rises
higher than the women in It, and it never
sinks lower than the women." She be
lieves in girls going to industrial schools
that they may learn cooking and sewing,
and able to earn a living when they are
She would have the young women of the
future to learn scientific cooking so that
they may be able to face the liquor prob
lem by finding out and remedying the
lack in the food which causes the desire
The presentation of the L. T. L. diplo
mas and banners was deferred until Sat
urday evening at the Y. branch meeting.
State Auditor Will Sell New Lands
State Auditor Dunn will sell about 90,
--000 acres of state land next month. Most
of it has never before been offered.
The dates and places of the sale are as
Wadena, Wadena county, Oct. 7, 3:30 p. m.
Moorhead, Clay county, Oct. 10, 9 am.
Fergus Falls, Otter Tail county, Oct 11
10:30 a. m.
Roseau, Roseau county, Oct. 12, 10 a. m.
Ada, Norman county, Oct. 14, 9 a. m.
Crookston, Polk county, Oct. 15, 10 a. m.
Warren, Marshall county, Oct. 16, 11 a. m.
Hallock, Kittson county, Oct. 17, 1 p. m.
Red Lake Falls, Red Lake county Oct 18,
2 p. m.
Little Falls, Morrison county, Oct. 22 2
Foley, Benton county, Oct. 23, 4 p. m.
The largest sales will be in Roseau,
Otter Tail, Norman, Polk, Marshall,' Kitt
son and Red Lake counties. Most of the
land is unsold school land.
GRIEF FOR CORPORATIONS
Three Hundred of Them in Texas to
Fort Worth, Texas, Sept. 27.—Three hun
dred corporations are in trouble for failing
to answer questions from the attorney gen
eral's office relative to their standing under
the Texas anti-trust laws. County attorneys
have beon instructed by the attorney general
to proceed against delinquents, the penalty
being $50 to $1,000 fine and imprisonment in
the penitentiary from one to ten years. Twen
ty companies in Fort Worth are involved.
Johnson—Do you mean to insinuate that
I can't tell the truth? .
Parkinson—By no means. It is Impos
sible to say what a man can do until he
Men's Shoes ICaliaal
3. styles of our Men $2.30 Shoes; one !> alt | «11 || li 1
vicl kid. one velour calf and one box ,' WIIUUI
calf, with slight ex- dfrji en gt\ 'vTr^^rT." rr .^- -
tension soles and spade %1 DP ,' j**n ■
shanks; sizes 6to 11; SliwO I'Rli
special 'for tomorrow.... T !| M A 4%
Men's box calf, kangaroo calf and satin 'i ta% IQ I 1H3%
S?.rM5S sr£fflr rilC ICO •"vß«m
. with double soles; all - J3 g t DO V Boys', Girls' and Little Gents'sl.2s shoes,
sizes In either. Tomorrow ( i several styles of each kind and all sizes,
48 pairs Men's high grade 4fe*a> ■<' they are stylish shapes and hare solid
tau shoes left, sizes are DDa <! one-piece leather in-soles f%g%^
mostly small," to close, to- wOl* ( and counters. If you want Ulfft
morrow .. - •^■^■^ ( extra value at a low price, www
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LaUIOS sll|lpßrS (' For young ladles who use sprln<? heel
Our $1.25 vlcl kid 2-strap ■■#% ', shoes, sizes 254 to 6. we g*g* #%■■
Slippers, all sizes, widths /U#% ', ask you to see our $1.63 Ikl <f%
Cto Kb), tomorrow, fWW |i box calf that we are wIaWW
Pair ■ |, selllngat -'ww
LddlfiS' ShO6S ? Misses' extra quality boxcalf and boys
Ont.Tinl ni , r Vt'T, • .. -„,; 4- . ••• . ' extra quality kangaroo calf. Both-with
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where else; lnvestlga- <?*- *Jißr ' row, per pair, WwC
tlon will convince you. !' ch0ice.........
eighth and Nicollot.
Specials for Saturday:
Concord Grapes S&etlßc
Cranberries P a^u c artpe. Cod'. 8t
Quinces s^s* 65c
Tokay Grapes LKet .:.. 35c
Muscat Grapes & 35c
Italian Prunes gasket 25e
Pftaehoe FaneV > nicest for picking «r «
■ caeilCS or preserving, y bu. box.y
Celery iolen 20c
Spinath, ;...... 15$
Red Onions fe..,...,20c
Upples ?e°c und. s. we. et>per 50c
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CANNOT GET TOGETHER
BOARD WAR BREAKS OLT AGAIN
Negotiations Between Board of Con
trol and Normal Board
Go for Naught.
Another attempt to bridge the chasm
between the state board of control and
the state normal board has failed, and it
now yawns wide as ever.
The normal board submitted another
proposition as a basis for settlement sev
eral days ago. After due consideration
the board of control has rejected it.
The hitch is still over the appointment
of resident directors as purchasing agents,
which the normal board holds out for,
and the board of control refuses.
The normal board wants to submit sev
eral minor points to the attorney general,
such as the right of the board of control
to fix salaries of employes, other than
teacher's. The board of control insists
that this has already been decided, and
is no longer at issue. It is likely now
that the radical element in the normal
board will insist upon testing the law.
Professor Phelps, the Duluth director,
continues to superintend work on the new
building, and the question arises, how will
the bills be paid..
The individual schools are gradually be
ing starved into a sort of submission. C.
A. Morey yesterday brought the pay roll
and bills of the Winona school properly
attested and they are being paid upon
order of the board of control and the state
St. Cloud and Duluth are still holding
out, and their teachers and employes have
received no salary.
Drummer—lt is pretty hard to get a
drink in this town, Isn't it?
Landlord (Kansas hotel) —You bet. Why.
you can't even work the snake-bite racket
any more unless you carry the snake to
the drug store and let him bite you in
.the presence of a committee!
For Infants and Children.
The Kind You Have Always Bought
Bears the y^r //^j-7*
Signature of (JLa&xZc&JteAC