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\iient Knlarised Snelling;—Congress
man Fletcher and Congressman Stevens oil
St. Paul are arranging lor a joint resolu
tion by the Minneapolis Commercial club ami
the St. Paul Chamber of Commerce, petition
ing for the enlargement of Fort Snelling as
a military post, it is likely that this action
will be taken not later than Tuesday of next
B Dairymen in Court— Eight milk deal
irs were arraigned in DQUricipal court tliis
morning, charged with violating the city
health laws. The complaints are sworn out
by \v. 1). McCall. o£ the department of health.
Who alleges that tne men sold milk wKboUt
a license. The accused arc F. O. Johnson,
Nets oisun, Charles EBlofson, A. L. Aaker, 1.
L. Aaker, Fred Peterson. Henry Bdvold auJ
the Minneapolis Milk company. They pleaded
not guilty aud will be tried Nov. 27.
Jutlu*** Emery Returns Judge George
D. Emery returned home yesterday from a
trip to Washington, where he. attempted the
settlement of timber cutting cases involving
George F. Porter of this city, C. 11. Seeleye
and some Indian loggers. The Indians were
not satisfied with the returns made by Por
ter and appealed to the interior department.
In the course of his visit he called upon
President Roosevelt and saw enough to con
vince him that the president is the busiest
and hardest worked man in the country.
For Juvenile Offenders —George Holt,
probation- officer, is making investigations of
the cases of children in police court with a
■view to determining whether or not it would
be advisable to have a separate court here
tor the trial of juvenile offenders. He be
lieves that boys and girls who have commit
ted some small crimes should not be thrown
■with the professional criminals, and that, in
disposing of the cases against the youngsters,
the judge should become acquainted in some
detail with the family relations and the an
vestry or the accused.
The I't-mioy Reunion—Dr. Edward C.
Kirk, dean of the departrnena of dentistry,
and Historian John Bach McMaster, will be
•ent to Minneapolis by the provost of the
University of Pennsylvania to attend the sev
enth annual reunion and banquet of the
Northwest Alumni Association at the West
hotel. Dec. H. William Albert McGonagle or'
Duluvh is president of the associa
tion; Chris Graham of Rochester,
vice-president; Luther R. Rewalt of
Fulda. second vice-president, and Rev. A.
J. D. Haupt of St. Paul, secretary and treas
urer. The alumni, number seventy-six, of
■whom sixty-six live in Minnesota. Twenty
four is the largest number in any one city —
ADAMANT CO. GOES IN
Minneapolis Plant Included in the
Mergei of Gypsum Companies.
FACTORY NOT TO BE SHUT DOW
It* Annual Product, Noh About 100,-
000 Barrels, May Be
The Adamant Manufacturing company of
this city will gc into the merger of gyp
tum companies which is in the process of
promotion and will be' known as the Unit
ed States. Gypsum company. Agents of
the promoters have visited Minneapolis
and members of the local company have
met in Chicago with the representatives
of the law firm of Jones & McCormack, of
New York city, who have practically per
fected the deal after four months' hard
■work. The local men believe that the
deal is a 20,
The understanding is that the plant of
the Adamant Manufacturing company at
Twenty-ninth street and Bryant will be
purchased outright and that stock in the
new company will be given in exchange.
The factory will be continued as before
and will be used as a feeder or outlet for
a portion of the gypsum product of the
merged company. At present, the Ada
mant company buys gypsum at Port
Dodge. lowa, where there are eight mills
with a combined output of 100,000 tons per
year. In a certain sense the agents of
these lowa gypsum mills in the two cities
are competitors, but it is the local com
pany which furnishes the northwest with
Ihe finished plaster product. This com
pany uses a large amount of gypsum in a
year and turns out about 100,000 barrels of
the product annually. Under the new
plan it is probable that the Minneapolis
factory will do an' increaiwd business. Of
ficers of the company say that the purpose
is not to raise prices; only a fair profit
•will be asked from the consumer. The
merger was promoted for the purpose of
developing the business and increasing the
trade. At present the industry is only in
The merged company will be incorporat
ed at once with a capital stock of $10,000,
--000. divded half into preferred stock which
will pay 7 per cent and half into common.
It is said that the earnings or the con
stituent companies exceed the amount re
quired for dividends on the preferred
stock many times over. Very little stock
Will be offered to the public. No bond is
sue is contemplated unless the company
determines to acc.uire new mills. Prac
tically every subsidiary company will be
represented in the directorate. The only
competitors will be the Nova Scotia export
firms. The subsidary companies employ
about 50,000 men and the combination will
result in a centralization of the manage
ment of this army of workmen.
MUST BE MARKED DOWN
BIKMI) TIMBER IS DAMAGED
lioca.l Luiulieruieu Scott at the Idea
of faying Green Timber
S. M. Owen, president of the state board
of forestry, is much interested in the re
port from Washington that Secretary
Hitchcock has completed a reorganization
of the forestry division of his department
that will insure the conduct of forestry
affairs on strictly business principles.
Mr. Owen is particularly interested in
that part of the plan which is to provide
for the sale of burned timber at green
timber prices aiter Jan. 1. This
measure is designed to prevent the
wanton burning of timber by persons who
•wish to secure it as "dead and. down."
Without going into the feasibility of the
plan, Mr. Owen thinks that as a general
proposition it will tend to discourage
illegal timber cutting.
B. F. Nelson of the Nelson-Tuthill com
pany, and H. C. Akeley of the Akeley
Lumber company, laugh at the idea of
selling '"burned timber at green timber
Said Mr. Akeley:
If there is to be no difference in the price
of burned and green timber then the demand
for burned timber will cease. The fact that
the value of damaged goods baa suffered and
the consequent natural drop in prices always
creates the demand. As a broad proposition,
tbat applies with equal force to lumber.
There's only one way to settle this dead
and down question and that is to allow a
clean cm. The sooner the department real
izes that fact and stops experimenting, the
better it will be for all parties concerned.
There is no change to head off crooked work
so long as separate cutting of dead, down
or burned timber is permitted.
Said Mr. Nelson:
1 agree with Mr. Akeley that the only way
out of this dead and down trouble is to per
mit a clean rut. That talk about selling
burned timber for green prices is too ridic
ulous on its face to merit Berious consider
Celebrated Oil Painting".
The Macdonald collection of foreign
paintings, now on exhibition at the Bint
liff galleries, 417 First avenue S is well
worth a visit, comprising, as it does, some
of the best works of the present school' of
French, Italian, German and English art
ists, especially noticeable are pictures by
Verboeckhoven, Simoni, Oberhauser Poli
deri Dorien, Dufrenil, Tiratelli, Norton,
Miles, De Branski, Hay and other well
known masters. Admission free- open
tally until C 0. m.
RYS. AND THE
Proposition That the Latter
Acquire All Securities.
Startling Development in Forma
tion of the New Company.
CONTROL BY UNCLE SAM FAVORED
Government Official* Not Surprised
by (he Tiiru That Affairs
Special to The Journal.
Washington, Nov. IS.—ln official finan
cial circles the possibility of the North
ern Securities company offering to place
itself under the control of the United
States government, was discussed with in
terest. Speculation was caused by the
following, published in New York as com
ing from a member of the Harriruan fac
Some people have made the point that the
government of the United States should take
over all railroads after they had been
brought as closely together as possible. We,
for our part, would be perfectly willing to
turn over to the government the securities of
ail railroads we control on the same terms
which the sovernment now buys back its own
While no ground could be found for sup
posing any overtures along this line have
really been made government officials were
cot at all surprised by the implied will
ingness of a yortion of the stockholders
to cart with the securities to federal au
The following statement, made by a rich
official and one who is brought into con
stant contact with the railroad promoters
shows there may something decidedly sig
nificant behind Lhe interview given out
in New York.
The government ownership of railroads
would be far from unwelcome to many big
financiers of the country. Thsse men are
harrassed so much as to make life miserable,
and if they could sell their securities to the
government, receiving bonds in exchange,why
should they not be willing to dispose of
their holdings? They would be in a com
manding position as regards legislation. You
may rely upon it that whatever action con-«
gross might take their interests would not
suffer. I believe that their dividends would
be larger than they are now, and at the samo
time the worry and embarrassment oT man
aging concerns would be done away with.
POSSIBLE ATTACK IX COURTS
Claim In Made That Mo Law In Being
Special to The Journal.
New York, Nov. 18.—The likelihood of
an attack being made in the courts of
several states in the northwest upon the
new company on the ground that it vio
lated the anti-trust laws and the statutes
forbidding one railroad acquiring parallel
lines was much discussed in legal and
financial circles. While it was admitted
that such opposition would probably de-
I velop, it was claimed that there are no
laws which prevent a corporation or in
dividual acquiring securities of any sort
permitted under its charter, and that as
the Northern Securities company would
not operate any railroad, but would simp
ly hold the stocks and bonds of transpor
tation lines, it would not violate existing
railway laws in the northwestern states.
This matter has been carefully gone over,
and it is said to be the opinion of W. P.
Clough of St. Paul, the general counsel of
the company, that the legality of the deal
cannot be questioned.
Talk of Financiers Unloading on the
Special to The Journal.
Chicago, Nov. 18.—Leading railroad
presidents and general mangers in this
city are scenting danger in the giant
combinations lately formed in the country
by the big interests Many think the
financiers mean to unload their holdings
on the government. The belief is grow
ing that the condition created by the mag-1
nates will lead to a general demand for
government control of railroads. Said one
Here is the new Northern Securities com
pany with a capital stock of $400,000,000, with
out a cent of assets or any income except
what can be made out of the securities of the;
roads interested, and which are already far
in excess of the actual value of those prop
erties. If times should grow dull and rail
road earnings fall off materially, none of these
roads will earn more than their fixed charges
and how there can then be any profit on the
enormous capital stock of the Securities
company is hard to see. Of course the ways
of those New York financiers are inscrutable
They evidently expected to double the earn
ings of the roads by curtailing expenses in
every direction, consolidating offices and
throwing hundreds out of employment, and
not only keep up the rates but place them
on a higher level wherever it can possibly
be done. Instead of giving the shippers and
the public some of the benefits of the
economies effected they are grabbing it all
and no one else is given a chance. Such a
state of affairs cannot last. The public will
sooner or later rise against such tyranny
and there will be trouble.
WHAT WILL UNDERWOOD DO!
No Official Connection With \ew
Company at Present.
Special to The Journal.
New York, Nov. 18.—Indian Commis
the Erie railway office to-day that Fred
D. Underwood, president, will have no
official connection at present with the
Northern Securities company. He Is in
thorough harmony with J. J. Hill, presi
dent of the new $400,000,000 company, and
the Erie road will work in harmony with
the new plans. It is not unlikely that
when the new company gets thoroughly
organized Mr. Underwood may be official
ly connected with H, but in what capacity
is not yet determined.
Some Contractori* Ready to Settle on
Special to The Journal.
Washington, Nov. 16.—Indian Commis
sioner Jones has received another report
from Captain Mercer on the recent de
mand on ciead-and-down contractors for
payment for green timber cut by them last
winter. The commissioner refuses to
make the report public, but it is learned
that Captain Mercer reports that a num
ber of contractors have decided to settle
with the department on the basis of
Mercer's demand. Still others are hang
ing out and Mercer asks for instructions
about suing them for timber trespass. He
will be instructed to go ahead and lay the
cases before the United States attorney
—W. W. Jermane.
He —'Look here, my deaf, I cannot af
ford to entertain on such a scale as you
have indulged in of late.
She —John, I really believe you are just
the kind of a man who would be perfect
ly happy If you lived within your income.
MINNESOTA D. A. R.
State Congress Met in St. Paul
WORK OF CHAPTERS IS TOLD
UhoUe l>lainl Daugutertt Have In
itiated a Move for KeUueeU
Park Congregational church, St. Paul,
was hung with flags and blue and white
bunting to-day for the annual congress of
the Daughters of the American Revolu
tion of Minnesota. Palms and white
chrysanthemums banked the platform and
a great cluster of American beauty roses
was on the table beside the regent, Mrs.
Delos A. Monfort.
Nearly all of the chapters in the state
were represented and over 100 women at
tended from Minneapolis. The daughters
were seated in chapters by ushers from
the St. Paul chapters.
The program was opened by the singing
of "America," and Mrs. M. D. Edwards cf
St. Paul delivered the invocation. The
greeting of the St. Paul women was voiced
by Mrs. E. R. Sanford and Mrs. E. J. M.
Nowcomb responded for the Minneapolis
daughters, betters of regret were read
from Mrs. O. 0. Fairbanks, the president
general, and Mrs. i'eck of Wisconsin, ex
president general, and Mrs. EU Torranci»,
Minneapolis, ex-state regent. A letter
from the Providence chapter, Rhode
Island, asked the Minnesota women to
join in a protest against the undignified
conduct of the continental congress at
its sessions in Washington and asked co
operation to secure a smaller represen
tation to the congress, ""which should be'
a body of intelligent women end not ape a
The reports of the chapters were given
briefly by the regents. The work taken
up has been educational as well as social.
Minneapolis chapter has established a
traveling library in colonial history and
furnished c room in the Jones-Harrison
home, Minneapolis, in memory of Mrs.
Nancy Elizabeth McDonald, who died in
April. Colonial chapter, Minneapolts,
Nathan Hale chapter, St. Paul, Memorial
chapter, Winona, and Monument chapter,
Minneapolis, have offered prizes for es
says to be written by school children on
historical subjects. Nathan Hale chapter
is also working for funds for a monument
to be erected in St. Paul to the memory
of Nathan Hale. Daughters of Liberty
chapter, Duluth, has furnished a room in
St. Luke's hospital to be* used for old
Governor Van Sant. paid a glowing trib
ute to what the D. A. R. has done. The
program closed with the singing of the
'"Star Spangled Banner." Music was fur
nished during the morning by a quartet,
composed of Mrs. M. O. Graves, soprano;
Mrs. Charles O. Kreiger, contralto; Harry-
George, tenor, and Mr. Geddes, barytone.
Reception by Regent*.
An informal reception was held and
Mrs. Monfort was assisted in receiving by
the regents, Mrs. E. R. Sanford, St. Paul
chapter; Mrs. Judson Wade Bishop, Dis
taff chapter; Mrs. C. T. Thompson, Co
lonial chapter, Minneapolis; Mrs. Robert
Stratton, Minneapolis chapter, Minneap
olis; Mrs. O. C. Wyman, Monument chap
ter, Minneapolis; Mrs. J. W. Hardinger,
Greysolon chapter, Duluth; Mrs. E. W.
Markel, Daughters of Liberty chapter,
Duluth; Mrs. Samuel Van Sant, Wenonah
chapter, Winona, and Mrs. Edgar H. Loy
(hed, Faribault chapter.
[ The daughters were the guests of Mrs.
| Monfort at a buffet luncheon served in the
The election of a state vice-regent was
I expected to ,be the feature of the morn
; ing, but a quorum of delegates to the
i national congress, by whom the vice re
: gent is elected, was not present. The
I Daughters recommended that the dele
i gates choose Mrs. Franklin A. Rosin of
Winona. Mmes. S. R. Van Sant, G. R.
Metcalfe, Robert Stratton, Henry Norton
and K. Gray were also mentioned bur. de
clined to allow their names to be brought
forward or were disqualified by reason of
being regents of chapters.
Major John Espey, chairman of the com
mittee appointed by the chamber of com
merce of St. Paul on preservation of the
old tower and blockhouse at Fort Snell
ing, asked the Daughters to endorse the
work of his committee. The motion to
do so, offered by Mrs. George Squires, was
Mrs. W. P. Jewett, vice president gen
eral, spoke of the work of the national
board referring to questions that will be
brought before the next national congress.
The reduction of representation and the
memorial hall were especially mentioned.
Mrs. C. C. Keyes of Minneapolis pre
sented a memorial on the death of Mrs.
Nancy Elizabeth McDonald of Minneapolis,
Mrs. George R. Metcaif and Mrs. John
Quincy Adams of St. Paul.
COUNTY ATT'Y INDICTED
SWIFT COUNTY IS STIRRED IP
I J. T. Hutehinson, Under Order of the
I, Court, Secures Damaging
J. T. Hutchinson returned this morning
from Benson, Swift county. While there
he was instrumental in securing an in
dictment against P. T. Olney, county at
torney of that bailiwick.
For some time past rumors had been
quietly circulated to the effect that Coun
ty Attorney Olney had conducted his office
in an improper manner, and shortly after
Mr. Hutchinson arrived he was appointed
by Judge G. E. Qvale to quietly investi
gate the charge of wilful and corrupt
practice and conduct in office.
After a thorough investigation Mr.
Hutchinson laid certain information be
fore the grand jury, the result being that
an indictment was returned against At
torney Olney yesterday charging him
with grand larceny in the second degree.
The investigation was conducted quietly,
ami when the action of the grand jury
became known yesterday the community!
became wrought up to a high pitch of ex
citement. Steps will be taken to have
Olney removed from office.
SPENDS 40 PER CENT
Postal Department diets Bis Net Rev
enue From Minneapolis.
Postmaster Love-joy runs his office at a
percentage of 40 per cent of the gross re
ceipts. The St. Paul office costs-the gov
ernment 45 per cent. The report of the
auditor of the postoffiee department was
received by Mr. Lovejoy this morning.
The figures for the last fiscal year for
Minneapolis and St. Paul are as follows:
Minneapolis—Gross receipts, $740,664.44;
total expense, $293,052.67; net revenue'
St. Paul—Gross receipts, $541,198.76;
total expense, $240,873.27; net revenue
The clerk hire in Minneapolis costs
$117,872.79; in St. Paul, $98,556.07. The
expense of the free delivery is $157,540.93
in Minneapolis and $128,133.66 in St. Paul.
Max O'Rell Felt Small.
Max O'Rell was once scheduled to give
a lecture on "Women" before a large
woman's college in North Carolina. A few
hours before the lecture three charming
young ladies called on him with a peculiar
request. They wanted to know if he
"wouldn't please change the subject for
that evening as their course was for the
instruction of the students and they
wished him to talk on a subject he 'knew
something about.' " Speaking of what we
know something about we will tell you
why "Golden Grain Belt" beer Is the most
healthful and delicious beverage ever
brewed, because it is brewed from the
purest barley malt and hops, carefully
aged and cleanly bottled. You will like
this beer and it will do you good. Tele
phone 486 Maio to-day.
THE MINNEAPOLIS JOURNAL.
TO CREDIT OF TWINS
Prosperity of Street Railways
Means We Are Growing.
EARNINGS CONTINUE TO MOUNT
Showing fur the Flnt Nine Mouth*
of the Year a Remark
In commenting upon the remarkable
record of the Twin City Rapid Transit
company in five years, the Commercial
West says that it is indicative of a strong
and substantial growth in population and
business activity in Minneapolis and St.
Paul. It says thafT. CR- T. earnings
for the twelve months of 1901 will ap
proximate $3,200,000. The record of in
crease for the first nine months is con
tinued in the October earnings which
shows a larger percentage of increase
that the preceding nine months. Says the
Nine Months' Business.
For the nine months, January-September
inclusive, as compared with the same period
last year, gross earnings show an increase
of 11.33 per cent, while net earnings increase
13.41 per cent, and net income or surplus, 23.62
per cent. Compared with the same period in
1597, or five years ago, gross earnings show
increase of 58 per cent and net earnings 60
per cent, while the surplus applicable to
dividends on common stock is larger by about
300 per cent. This is a remarkable five-year
record both of municipal progress and busi
Gross earnings for the nine months are
$2,340,164.59—au increase of $238,135,27 over
those of 1900, $494,186.60 over 1899, $743,718.66
over 1898 and $858,750,66 over 1597, for the
Net earnings for the nine months are
$1,271,318.16—an increase of $150,204.87 over
1900; $276,820.53 over 1899; $427,888.23 over 1898,
and of $536,155.29 for the same period in 1897.
Net income, or surplus, after deductions of
apportioned taxes, interest, and 7 per cent
dividends on preferred stock, are $610,544.64—
an increase of $116,673.23 over 1900; $224,103.94
over 1899; $354,583.86 over 1898, and $455,
--439.20 over same period in 1897.
Total dividends declared on the common
stock last year aggregated $450,300, or 3 per
cent, and in 1899 $375,250, or 2% per cent. As
this year's surplus for nine months alone is
$610,544, which would indicate a probable to
tal of $850,000 for the year, it is apparent
that the directors could issue dividends aggre
gating 4 per cent or even 5 per cent on the
$15,000,000 of common outstanding, should
they deem it wise to do so.
Common Stock Soaring-.
Twin City Rajpid Transit is again a
leader on the New York stock exchange.
Some time ago, after selling to par, the
stock took on a quiet turn, only occa
sional trades being reported, the stock
meanwhile holding between 99 and 100.
On Wednesday an active turn was noted
and gains have been steady since. To-day
the common stock sold to 10S on trades of
MOVED UP TO EIGHTH
BANK CLEARINGS TAKE A JUMP
Minneapolis Figrures for the Week
lead Kansas City, Cleveland
and \<-w Orleans.
Minneapolis is the nineteenth city of the
country in point of population, but ranks
in eighth place in volume of business.
The Bradstreet compilation of bank clear
ings for the week puts Minneapolis into
a new high pla-ce on the list. The local
figures— at $21,473,000—exceed those of
Kansas City, Cleveland, New Orleans or
Cincinnati, and are close under Baltimore.
IT SEEMS TO BE SETTLED
WE GET THE N. E. A. CONVENTION
It Is Conceded to Minneapolis,
Though the Local Committee
Has Heard Nothing.
It appears to be generally accepted that
the next convention of the National Edu
cational association is to be held in Min
neapolis, although the executive commit
tee of the association has not announced
its decision. Some of the educational
papers refer to Minneapolis as the next
convention city, and one states that the
committee has decided in favor of Min
neapolis' claims to the next convention.
Announcements have recently appeared
that the railroads have granted a rate of
one fare plus $2 for the round trip to the
next convention of the National Educa
tional association to be held at Minne
apolis. Chairman P. R. Salisbury of the
Commercial Club convention committee
says that he has heard nothing from the
association's committee since its visit
The Commercial Club will extend an
invitation to the National Association of
Painters and Decorators to hold its 1903
convention in Minneapolis, A. G. Bain
bridge, who will go as a delegate from
this city, will present the invitation.
This convention meets every two years
and has an attendance of about 700. This
year's gathering will be held in Detroit
SCATTERED THE GERMS
SMALLPOX IN LODGING HOUSE
Health Department Busy To-day Pre
venting Spread of Cases by
Health department officials removed a
man from a down town lodging house last
night who was in an advanced stage of
smallpox, and to-day they are hustling
around following up the most complicated
list of exposures in any case up to date.
The man in question arrived in the city
from North Dakota a week ago, and was
very soon after taken sick. He called no
doctor, and when found last night was in
terrible shape. There were many lodgers
in the place and all were directly exposed.
The man's brother, who roomed with him,
works in one or the linseed oil mills be
tween the two cities. Two other lodgers
are employed in big hotels in the city, and
no less than three restaurants have been
in the direct line of exposure.
Health department officials visited all
the above places this morning and vac
cinated all employes not able to show a
mark of successful vaccination. The St.
Paul department co-operated by looking
after the oil mill employes.
There are at present three cases of
smallpox at the quarantine hospital, and
all of them originated outside of the city.
To Hntchinaon via. Great Northern
See Great Northern Ticket Agent, 300
Nicollet Aye., Minneapolis, about train
service on Hutchinson line.
Lumber Cut About 560,000,000 Ft.
By Tuesday of next week all of the Min
neapolis saw mills will be closed down.
It is estimated to-day that the total cut
for the season will be in the neighbor
hood of 660.000,000 feet. This is 40,000,
--000 less than in 1899 when the total
reached an even 600,000,000. Lumbermen
have reached the decision that Minneapo
lis in '99 made Its best record in lumber
AD P V RJ The Greatest Money-Maker I *w I
ADVANCES .":) • ■■■;?■] ADVANCES
20% in th« History of Mining Investments is 2 0%
Nov. 20th. Offered in the Stock of the Nov. 20th.
it. Shasta Gold Mines Corporation
of Shasta County, California, the greatest gold and copper camp of the world.
BULLY HILL in this district, is considered the most wonderful discovery in this or . any other age 100 ton
yearly NET ABOVE smelter now operated by a company owning one-half .of BULLY HILL is paying SI 200 000
yearly NET ABOVE EXPENSES. With their 1,000 ton smelter will pay paying >i,^ou,ouo
$12,000,000 NET, YEARLY.
THE Ml. SHASTA GOLD MIMES CORPORATION
Own the other half of Bully Hill and are installing- a plant which will make an
equal showing:. The only way to yet into Bully Hill's big mine is through buy
ing flount Shasta Gold Mines Corporation Stock. We arc selling only a
limited number of shares at
IS I2f*#t#<£ SUSP'S* &h2*M+£* (Stook Advances 20
+* ** t*««9 rWSM &MB€MB %S per oeat Nov. 20th.)
Send subscriptions and address for attractive prospectus, giving full description
in details of this wonderful property.
SANFORD MAKEEVER, Fiscal Agent, I C MPMAHP m LOCAI
-84 ADAMS ST.. *-'• * • i"lCrl^l/\VJn OC tU., AQENTS,
Chicago, ill. 806 Cnaranty Bui ding, Miueapolis, Mill.
P. S.—BEAR IN MlND—Those who have the courage to buy mining stock while the property
is in a' state of development are the people who make tremendous profits.
DR. NORTHROP HOME
He Returns to the University After
an Absence of a Month.
TRIP HAS RENEWED HIS YOUTH
Favors Postponement of Plllsbury
Memorial Service Until Com
Dr. Cyrus Northrop returned home this
morning from his eastern trip. He has
been absent from the university just a
month, during which time he attended the
Yale bicentennial, delivering one of the
memorable addresses of the occasion. He
also attended the banquet of the New
York association of Minnesota alumni as
a guest of honor and the national conven
tion of superintendents of agricultural
colleges and stations as a delegate from
Speaking of the trip this morning, Dr.
I had a most delightful time. Everywhere
I met hosts of my old friends and classmates
and was greeted everywhere in the sincerest
manner. Particularly at the bicentennial
celebration at Yale, my alma mater, did I
have a pleasant time. I attended nearly all
the exercises of the occasion with pleasure
and profit. The occasion was a most memor
While at Washington I dined with President
Roosevelt and called upon a number of the
cabinet and department officials. I returned
home this morning with a feeling of re
newed youth and as you see am busy at
work, clearing away matters of importance
that have accumulated during my absence.
Asked in regard to the prospects for the
organization of a national university at
Washington, he said that such an insti
tution was not in sight as yet, although
the national association of agricultural
colleges was working hard to that end.
In regard to the date for a memorial to
the late Governor Pillsbury by the uni
versity, he was of the opinion that in
asmuch as it had gone on thus far it
would be well, perhaps, to postpone it
until commencement week, when it might
be made the subject of the commence-
ment address. However, the date would
be determined according to the wishes
of the family, the faculty and the board
BIRCH COOLEY SUES
Massacre Town After Bonds Held by
Suit has been brought by the town of
Birch Cooley against the First National
bank of this city, but the town made fa
mous in history, appears to have started
for the wrong party. The suit is brought
to recover some bonds which were in the
; possession of the bank, but the bank
claims no interest in the bonds, does not
want anything to do with them, and has
.turned the whole bunch over to C. N.
Dickey as clerk of the court.
Notice has been served, on the Minne
apolis & St. Louis Railway company re
garding the disposition of the bonds.
The ibonds in question are eleven in
number, with a face value of $500 each.
They were issued in 1881 and bear inter
est at the rate of 7 per cent. The bonds
and coupons are now worth $13,200.
SHOCKS FOR DYSPEPTICS
Remedy Recommended by au East
Mainly About People.
A retired surgeon of the Indian service
has a novel receipt for the cure of dys
pepsia, and one few people will care to
try. He relates that he had been a victim
of dyspepsia for years, when he landed in
India. Shortly after his arrival in the
east he was traveling by night in a closed
bullock coach, as is the practice in the
Madras Presidency, with pairs of bul
locks posted every five miles, when —for-
.tunately it was the last stage of the jour
ney—the animals bolted down a steep
embankment, the pole broke and the coach
went over and over.
He says: "My youth and supple limbs
no doubt saved me from serious injury,
but the 'shock and shaking' completely
cured all indigestion, end I have ever
since blessed that pair of 'bulls.' It is
now over thirty years, and I have since
that day never had to give a thought to
what I may or may not eat and drink, and
I never lose an opportunity of recom
mending to the faculty the 'shock and
shaking' treatment for dyspepsia and in
ITS WESTERN PROFILE.
"What state is this?" asked the teacher,
pointing to it on the map.
"Illinois," answered Tommy Tucker.
"How do you recognize it?"
"It always looks as if it was makin' a
face at Mlssoury."
A SAFE PLAN.
San Francisco Examiner.
Tatterdon Ragges—Tinley, I know a
graft dat would save lots o' trouble after
a sea fight.
Tinley Cannes—Wots it?
Tatterdon Ragges—l'd pull straws to see
which wuz de hero.
St. Paul to Hntehlmon -via. Great
For particulars, rates, etc., call at City
Ticket Office, 300 NicoHet Aye., Minne-;
manufacturing. Every effort was made
this year to equal it, but the comparatively
short season and inability to get logs at
certain times operated against record
breaking figures. In 1899 the mills ob
tained an earlier start and sawed until
The local sales and shipments combined
for this season about equal the cut.
MONDAY EVENING, NOYEMBEE 18, 1901.
A SPLENDID RECORD.
In the Monthly Journal of Insurance Economics for October
the old and reliable STATE MUTUAL LIFE ASSURANCE
COMPANY OF WORCESTER, MASS., makes a remarkable show
ing for the year 1900. The surplus gain from interest sources
was $158,559 and from savings in mortality and expenses $379,
--500, making a total of $538,149, and the company's securities ap
preciated $150,888. These two items raised the company's sur
plus so that the State Mutual now has about $112 in asset*
for every $100 of liabilities.
This showing is thoroughly characteristic of the State Mu
tual. The company is not large as life insurances companies
go, and never has done a plunging business. During the com
pany's history of fifty-seven years its policy has been "safety
and economy," with the large resulting returns to policy
No one in need of Insurance will make a mistake in ap
plying to the old State Mutual. Your age and address to either
of the undersigned will secure a specimen policy with full par
C. W. VAN TUYL, GENERAL AGENT, 505-9 Lumber Exchange.
AUGUSTUS WARREN, GEO. B. GRAVES,
GEO. A. AINSWORTH, ALLEN R. BEACH.
JOHN E. CALHOUN.
GEO. L. NICHOLS, Fergus Falls, Minn.
CLUB IS ON RECORD
Reciprocity With Canada Indorsed
by Commercial Club.
LUMBER INTERESTS ARE HOSTILE
They Were Sot Consulted, and Hue
v Committee Fighting Free
Minneapolis lumbermen feel that they
have been made the victims of a huge
joke as the result of a resolution now on
its way to Washington, purporting to
voice the sentiments of the Minneapolis
Commercial Club in favor of reciprocity
Funny as it may seem to those not di
rectly intersted or to the members of
the club whose views have been correct
ly expressed in the resolution, the hew
ers of wood are unanimously of the opin
ion that "a joke in some men's mouths is
no laughing matter." Instead, they are
agreed that it is a very serious proposi
tion in its bearing on the future of their
business. While they realize that a
march has been stolen on them, they are
going to do their best now to head it off.
The offending resolution was "framed
up" in the most innocent way imaginable
at the meeting of the public affairs com
mittee of the Commercial Club last Mon
day. In the general discussion which is a
feature of the weekly '•get-together" of
this committee, some one—probably a
grain man—announced that he was in fa
vor of throwing down the trade, barriers
bet-ween the United States and Canada.
Incidentally, he suggested that it would
be a good thing at this time, just before
congress convenes, to secure favorable
agitation of the subject in Washington.
To this end he moved that a member of
the committee be authorized to prepare
a resolution to receive the indorsement,
of the Commercial Club later, in the form
of a memorial to congress, putting the
club on record as favoring reciprocity
with Canada "without injury to our own
In casting about for some one to draft
the instrument, all eyes were naturally
centered upon James Gray, former mayor
of Minneapolis, as the very man—because
of his familiarity with affairs of state,
not to speak ol his newspaper knack of
doing things—to draw up the resolution.
Besides, the committee wished to evoid
premature publicity in the matter, and
they knew the secret would be safe with
After writing the resolution urging
upon congress the necessity for immediate
action in order to stimulate the languish
ing industries of the northwest, so as to
give them a broader field for develop
ment, Mr. Gray mailed the document to
F. K. Kenaston, president of the Minne
apolis Threshing Machine company, who
•Is also chairman of the committee.
Mailed to \Vu»hlii K toii.
Thoughtlessly, or on purpose—who shall
say?—-Mr. Kenaston, without referring the
matter back to the committee or even in
viting the consideration of the Commer
cial Club as a committee of the whole,sent
the resolution on to Washington Thurs
And now every lumberman in Minneapo
lis is roasting the committee, and doing
his best to counteract the effects of the
resolution. While reciprocity with Cana
da would be an excellent thing for grain
men and manufacturers of farm ma
chinery, it would be very bad news for
As B. F. Nelson, of the firm of Nelson
and, Tuthill, said this morning, "we cau
see our finish if this reciprocity proposi
tion goes. It will put lumber on the free
list, and placed on a level footing with
Canadian timber, we will simply be up
against it hard."
One can very readily see why Mr. Ken
aston should favor such a movement. It
will allow him to ship his threshing ma
chines across the line free of charge,
and would undoubtedly create a demand
for them that does not now exist.
The grain men are decidedly in favor
of reciprocity with Canada, because it
would open up to them a vast base of sup
of supplies which, with trade barriers, is
not now accessible.
The amusing part of the story is that
most of the lumbermen are prominent
members of the Commercial Club, and
when the resolution gets to Washington
they will be on record as favoring the
very matter which they are now moving
heaven and earth to defeat.
I Sunnier T. McKnight, C. A; Smith and
T. H. Shevlln, all ! Minneapolis ; lumbermen,
ara now in Washington for the eatress
purpose of fighting the proposed legisla
tion, and there will be a jolly surprise in
store for them when they bump up against
the resolution and find that their con
stiuents are apparently supporting the
movement, which they are called on to de
The lumbermen are talking of an indig
nation meeting, and have planned to at
tend the weekly discussion at 1:30 Mon
day afternoon In a body. They will speak
their minds at that time and will
probably demand the recall of the resolu
tion, if that is possible.
He Persevered in Spite of a Wealthy
As a Frenchman I regret that Santos
Dumont will probably take his interest
ing balloon to America, to perfect it. He
says that he is doing this for certain rea
sons that he will not make public. I be
lieve that it is owing to the superiority
of American workmanship in the fine me
Santos Dumont does not look more than
20. He has a Creole head and figure. He
seems to be as slight and supple as a wil
low twig, and just the man for balloon
ing. He is the greatest enthusiast in air
navigation the world has ever seen. The
steering balloon is much more than his
hobby. Not only is he a daring aeronaut,
but he is the Maecenas of balloon build
ers who convince him that their notions
are worth taking up.
Santos Dumont is Just five years older
than I said h© looked. His father i* v,
wealthy Brazilian coffee planter, the em
ployer of 9,000 men, on whose estates are
forty miles of railway. His mother is a
Parisian, and he is the youngest of six
children. When he was a boy he began to
show an interest in the diminutive loco
motives on his father's estate. He was
found riding on them, day after day, not
in quest of pleasure, but to study the
workings of the machines. One day ha
surprised his father by telling him he
wanted a position as engineer on one of
the locomotives. Mr. Dumont wa3 amused
at the request, and paid no attention to
it. But, at the end of the week, when
the pay rolls were brought to him. he was
startled at seeing his youngest son's nama
down for an engineer's wage.
"The idea," said the planter, "of a son
of mine, who has everything iv the world
he wants, spending his time running aa
engine! Why, the boy is crazy."
Young Santos was sent for, and an ex
planation was demanded. He told his fa
ther that he had asked the foreman for
the position after proving that he could
run one of the locomotives satisfactorily.
He wanted to run a locomotive, he said,
for a purpose he had in mind.
'"And what is your purpose, my boy?"
"I think, father," he said, "that some
day I can invent something that will be
of use to the world, and I want to learn
all I can about machinery."
The boy having expressed his deter
mination, the father showed nib willing
ness. The lad continued to run a loco
motive, and was one of tne few who could
be trusted in a compound engine, when
they were first sent from the United
States to Brazil.
Suddenly he gave up engineering. For
days he went to an empty barn, where Yj
spent the greater part of his time. X
the barn was in a remote part of tha
plantation, none of his family ever took
the trouble to find out what he was doing
in it. One day he asked his father to ac
company him to the barn, and see what
he described as '<the greatest invention,
of the age." The father went, rather un
willingly. When they arrived there, San
tos Dumont threw open the doors and
wheeled a monster balloon attached to a
crude machine —the operating gear of a
discarded locomotive, in which huge fan
wheels had«taken the place of the drivers.
The young man had engaged laborers to
help him build his first flying machine,
unknown to his father. They had no con
fidence in the machine, but the young in
ventor, full of hope, mounted an impro
vised seat and gave orders to cut loose.
The balloon dragged along the ground for
a few hundred feet, and came to grief itt
some bushes. That ended his first veu
ture in dirigible balloons.
He was sent to Rio de Janeiro shortly
after for a course in a scientific school,
and then to France. He thus became
competent to Judge of those inventions
which others brought him, and of the
work done by the mechanics in hi* •m*
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