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THE MINNEAPOLIS JOURNAL,.
PRICE TWO CENTS.
Despicable Work of Foes of
His Personalty Has Nothing to Do
With the Question.
BABCOCK HAS STRONG SUPPORT
Congressmen Will Stand by Him for
Personal Political Interest If
fr»m Th» Journml liuremu, Ro+ai AS, Ttt
Washington. Nov. 19.—1t is a little sig
nificant that the enemies of the Babcock j
bill have resorted to calling Babcock
names. This may or may not be an evi
dence of the weakness of their cause, but
it certainly shows* that the high tariff
people and the trusts are preparing to go
after him as hard as they can. One of
the stories that is going the rounds is that
he is not sincere; that he is merely the
tool of other people and at the proper
moment will show his real colors. Still
more serious objections are made. An
other story is that he has already told
certain of his friends that he will not
press his bill, but will permit it to die
after introduction. It is perhaps not
necessary to say that Mr. Babcock denies
all these stories, and that there is no
proof that any of them is true. But they
are being peddled around Washington
with considerable industry, and some of
The ultra tariff folks pretend to believe
It will strike the average man that
Babcock's personality has really nothing
to do with the question. The bii; which he
will Introduce represents an important
political principle, and it will have the
support of practically the solid republi
can vote In a number of states which the
republicans must carry next year if they
ire to remain in control of the house of
representatives. Babco?k's personality
has nothing whatever to do with the
soundness or weakness of the principle
which he represents, and the people who
are telling stories about him, hoping
thereby to injure his bill, are seeking to
befog the issue and to mislead the peo
It is predicted that the Babcock bill will
have a stronger following in the house
of representatives than perhaps any bill
which will be introduced this winter.
The republican party in congress is now
at high-water mark in the close states of
the middle west which indorse the Bab
cock idea. There are enough close dis
tricts in these states to give the fifty
eighth congress to The democrats. Re
publicans now representing these districts
remember that their majorities and plu
ralities in 1900 were small and that the
McKinley landslide is what pulled them
through. If it should become known that
the Babcock bill is likely to fail, these
men will all go on record in their sev
eral districts as indorsing the Babcock
idea and being anxious to vote for the
Babcock bill. They will be bound to Bab
cock by the strongest of ties—personal
interest—and Babcock will therefore have
a stronger hold on the present congress
than might be inferred by those who
know only that on the ways and means
committee, to which he belongs, he prob"
«bly stands alone.
ROOSEVELT At 10 o'clock this morn
ing Mr. Shevlin of Minne-
AND sota called on President
Roosevelt and stayed long
OUR STATE enough to receive a very
cordial invitation to lunch
at 1:30, which was accepted. Mr. Shev
lia has no idea of inviting the president
CHRISTMAS IN CENTRAL AMERICA.
to open Minnesota state fair next year.
He thinks that the president of the United
Slates has more important matters to look
after than these. A president is rather a
large personage for a state fair. When
suggestion was made that possibly there
were people in Minnesota who would like
to see such an invitation extended, Mr.
Sbevlin replied: "Well, they must ex
lend it themselves. 1 shall not do it."
It is Air. Shevlin's judgment that the
president will not visit Minnesota next
year. Already he has accepted an invi
tation to visit Oregon and this trip will
embrace several Pacific coast states, but
the journey will probably be made by
southern and central routes, through a
section of country which the president has
"I should not advise him to visit Min
nesota again -next year," said Mr. Shevljn,
to me, "much as we should like to see him.
He was our guest only a few months ago.
Politically, he has nothing to make by
coming to us again so soon. We all are
for him, and he knows it. There would
be some point, however, in his going west
via the Central Pacific and returning via
the Southern Pacific. If he should ask
my advice I should tell him to go via those
routes, and visit Minnesota at some later
HELD-UP L. E. Utley. attorney for
the Northwestern Agri-
MAIL cultural Land company of
Minneapolis, which is be
ing investigated by the postoffice depart
ment, called on Assistant Attorney Gener
al Tyner to-day in the interest of that
company. He was furnished with a copy
of the report of the inspector on the basis
of which the department suspended the de
livery of the company's mail and was re
quested to answer the charges contained
therein in writing. The hearing in the
case of the Tontine Savings Association
will be held here Dec. 5.
HENNEPIN of the rural free delivery
service is slowly prepar-
MAIL ing to establish that ser
vice in Hennepin county.
SERVICE The report of Inspector
Ormsby, who has been in
vestigating conditions in the county, will
be here in a few days, and it is probable
thai orders for the new service will be is
sued .soon after. Superintendent Machen
says that at first the service will be es
tablished only at offices in the county
from which applications have been re
ceived. He expects, however, that when
the service is put in operation in one lo
cality other applications will be received
and the service can be gradually extended.
SNELLING'S It is said at the war de
partment to-day that as
BATTERIES soon as provision can be
made for caring for horses,
an order will be issued stationing twor' bat
teries at Fort Snelling. Lack of accom
modation is the only thing that is keeping
AGEXT J. F. House, superin
tendent of Indian schools
NO MORE on the Rosebud reserva
tion, South Dakota, is in
Washington on orders from Commissioner
Jones. Mr. House is being considered for
transfer to some other agency, where it
has been determined to place him as bond
ed superintendent instead of maintaining
an agency. Commissioner Jcnes will not
announce House's new location until his
plans are matured. This action is in line
with the recently adopted policy of abol
ishing agencies as fast as possible and
placing them in charge of superintendents
—W. W. Jermane.
\\ asliiiiuton Small Tulk.
Minnesota postmasters appointed to-day:
Latora, Hubbard county, Otis Beardsley;
Sundown, Redwood county, Henry Johnson.
Three rural delivery routes have been or
dered established Jau) 1, at CaledoDia. Hous
ton county, Minn., with George Andrews,
William Rollins and Dominick Heyman as
John C. Decourcey and Ernest A. Luns
bcrg of St. Paul, Nels Knutson of Swift Falls,
Minn.; Arthur R. Kenne of Oshkosh and
William J. Donohue of Richwood, Wis., have
been appointed railway mail clerks.
Senator Hansbrough arrived rh Washington
yestrday to remain during the session. He
will see the president to-morrow and talk
about the needs of North Dakota and give
his views on tariff revision and reciprocity.
Minne«ota'« Apportionment From
the >l<t Ikiil isi Hoard.
Special to The Journal.
Pittsburg, Nov. 19.—The Methodist
board of missions has appropriated for
missions in Minnesota 8 per cent more
than last year, when the Minnesota con
ference received $3,400 for fifty-seven mis
siong and northern Minnesota $5,370 for
eighty-two missions. The highest sum
received was $380 by the Crookston dis
trict of the Northern Minnesota confer-
TUESDAY EVENING, NOVEMBER 19, 1901.
First National Bank of Mon
dovi, Wis., Robbed in
Special .to The Journal.
Mondovi, Wis., Nov. 19. —Robbers blew
open the safe and vault of the First Na
tional bank last night and secured be
tween $5,000 and $6,000.
It was the work of professionals. The
i bank is fully insured. A slight clue in
idicates the men went toward Eau Claire.
Burglar in Kansas Is Shot
Dead by an Un
Wichita, Kan., Nov. 19.—At Hutchinson
last night the Missouri Pacific depot was
burglarized. Dynamite cracked a wall in
the building. The ticket clerk, who slept
upstairs, was not awakened by the explo
sion. Afterwards one of the robbers was
found dead with a bullet hole in his
heart and it is not known who shot him.
Several Hundreds Placed To
day by a State Hatchery
Special to The Journal.
Excelsior, Minn., Nov. 19.— J. M. Marty,
connected with the state fish hatchery,
placed several thousand wall-eyed pike,
600 steelhead trout of this year's crop and
100 a year old in the lake near the bath
houses to-day. These are the first steel
heads ever placed in 'Tonka and the ex
periment will be watched with much in
"DEAD AND DOWN"
Secretary Hitchcock Will In
sist Upon Green-Tim
Special to The Journal.
Washington, Nov. 19.—1t Is reported that
Secretary Hitchcock will within a few days
issue formal orders to Cap*. Mercer to
begin the prosecution of dead and down
timber contractors who have refused to
pay for green timber cut under their con
tracts. Capt. Mercer's full report on these
cases is now in the hands of Commission
er Jones. He declines to make its con
tents public on the ground that it Is a
matter for the secretary to handle. Sec
retary Hitchcock come months ago de
clared his intention of pursuing these con
tractors to the courts if they refused to
settle on the basis of the government's
demand. Secretary Hitchcock is satisfied
that the O'Neill investigation disclosed
the real conditions in the White Earth
lumber camps and he is now determined
that the full price of green timber shall
be paid into the logging funds.
—W. W. Jermane.
PAPERS OF THEIR OWN
Businem Men Believe They Could
Improve on Advertising Methods.
Special to The Journal.
Menominee, Mich., Nov. 19.—Business
men of this city are organizing newspa
pers of their own, and held a meeting last
night. They do not like the advertising
methods of local papers because they ac
cept patronage from Marinette merchants.
Two Hundred Delegates to
IT DOESN'T START WELL
Too Much of a Tendency to Indulge
PART MINNESOTA IS PLAYING
Her Delegates Will "Lay Low" In
lesi* Certain Conditions
.' • Arise. .'•.-■' \ ■ ■
From The Journal Bureau. Ilctin AS. /Ml
Utilising, Washington* >
Washington, Nov. 19.—Messrs. Shevlin,
McKnight and Smith, the Minnesota lum
ber delegates to reciprocity convention,
which began its session to-day, say it is
not their intention to take active part in
the deliberation unless something should
come up demanding .their attention. The
convention as they state it, was not got
up by northwestern people or by the lum
bermen, but rather came about as a result
of the feeling of disappointment over the
results of the convention held not long
ago in Chicago.
Several matters of interest did not come
before that convention, or were treated
there with scant courtesy, and the Wash
ington convention is the result, with the
added idea that by holding it at this par
ticular time and place, congress may be
induced to take an interest in it. The fact
that there are a number of members of
both houses of congress in the city and
ti-at practically every one of them is going
to attend one or more sessions of the con
vention will give cotfgress full informa
tion as to what the convention does.
The Minnesota delegates are here mere
ly ,to keep a sharp lookout for any mat
ters of interest to them that may come
up. If these matters do not materialize,
they will not be heard from. If they do,
then there will be all kinds of doings by
Shevlin, McKnight and Smith.
It is believed that the convention will
accomplish much more than was accom
plished in Chicago, but it might do that
and still come far short of doing anything
of serious consequence.
Canadian Reciprocity Dubious.
That part of the proceedings which will
most deeply interest the northwest is the
discussion of reciprocity with Canada. It
is there that the lumber question will
come in, if at all. There is so much divid
ed sentiment in the northern border states
that it will be very difficult, not to say
out of .the question, for any common
ground of action to be reached which will
Senator Burrows is opposed to Canadian
reciprocity. This is because some of his
principal constituents, the Blodgetts of
Grand Rapids, the Canfields at Manistee
and others on the east shore of Lake
Michigan, are opposed to it. The big
lumbermen on the opposite side of the
lower peninsula own large tracts of
stumpage in Canada and want reciprocity
The convention does not start out well.
There is a decided tendency on the part
of delegates to '"scrap." It is observed
that the convention is pretty evenly di
vided among three antagonistic groups—
ultraprotectionists, free traders and mild
revisionists. These groups cannot har
The tendency to fight was well illus
trated early to-day. A democrat, after
there had been a good deal of preliminary
sparring, offered a resolution and asked
that it be read. Immediately there was
an uproar. After the controversy had
lasted ten minutes, it was by accident
discovered that the resolution was simply
a formal message of greeting to President
Roosevelt. Then the "scrappers" were
ashamed of themselves.
Last night the delegates representing
the New England Tariff League, were in
session at their hotel until after mid
night debating whether or not they should
attend the convention. Their decision to
attend gave the convention its ultra-Dro
tection contingent and established a
balance among the thre« groups referred
May Accomplish Nothing.
It is not believed that the convention
in its resolutions can harmoniously go
farther than a general indorsement of the
principle of reciprocity. This will be ac
ceptable to all the delegates, for the ultra
protectionists are theoretically very much
in favor of the principle. It is only when
there is an attempt to^make a practical
application of it that'there is trouble.
The more glittering the resolution gener
alities and the more there are of them the
better the ultraprotectionists will be
The Minnesota delegates were present
at this morning's session. Congressman
Tawney was with them. It is their judg
ment that the convention will accomplish
nothing of importance, save as a general
discussion of reciprocity may have an
—W. W. Jermane.
Chairman Search Given a Good Out
line of the Situation.
Washington, Nov. 18.—Many of the
manufacturing industries of the United
States were represented at the national
reciprocity convention, which began its
sessions to-day here. There were 200
delegates present. The convention is rep
resentative of all sections, and its ob
ject is to give expression to the views of
manufacturers generally on the subject
of reciprocity. D. A. Tompkins of Char
lotte, N. C, was chosen temporary chair
man, and Theodore E, Search of Phila
delphia was made permanent chairman.
The organization was completed by elect
ing the following officers:
Vice chairman, General W. P. Draper, Mas
sachusetts; vice presidents. T. A. Hickman Of
Georgia, Charles H. Harding of Pennsylvania,
James Deering of Illinois, Titus Sheard of
New York city, Robert J. Morgan of Ohio;
secretaries, Edward H. Sanborn of Pennsyl
vania, E. P. Wilson of Cincinnati.
The convention adopted resolutions of
greeting to President Roosevelt, pledg
ing its support and expressing its confi
dence in his administration. Mr. Search
In taking the chair outlined the work be
fore the convention. He said, in part-
Our aim has been to forestall tariff agita
tion, not to encourage it. It is the duty of
Continued "on Second Pas*-
lowa Woman, Ejected From a
Farm, Fights With
Shoots Two Men, One Per
haps Fatally, and Is Now
Creston, lowa, Nov. 19.—Mrs. Charles
Edwards, a widow, living three miles west
of here, early to-day shot Andy Nearly,
colored, and Herman James, -white, who
she claims were attempting to prevent her
from occupying a leased farm where the
shooting occurred. Nearly may die, but
James is not seriously hurt.
Mrs. Edwards and her children were
ejected last Friday and Nearly and James
were put in possession. According to the
story of James, Mrs. Edwards came to
the house and asked to feed her poultry.
She was permitted to enter the house,
whereupon she drew a revolver and
ordered the men to throw up their hands.
Nearly attempted to run and the woman
ehot him through the body.
James then attempted to make his es
cape and Mrs. Edwards fired the contents
of a shotgun at him. The woman is in
possesion and the sheriff has left for the
BIG MILL GONE
Plant of Graif Bros, and Pub
lic Utilities at Lake
Special to The Journal.
Lake Crystal, Minn., Nov. 19. —Graif
Brothers' big flour mill was destroyed
by fire at 1 o'clock this morning. Along
with it went the electric lighting plant,
the water works power and the telephone
The fire started in an upper story of
the mill, probably from spontaneous com
bustion as a loud explosion gave the
warning. When the water works power
was crippled, little could be done to save
property and the flames simply burned
The loss on mill and machinery is
$60,000; on grain and flour, $15,000. The
total insurance on the plant it $24,000.
The mill was built in 1893 at a cost
of $35,000. It was good property and
will be rebuilt at once.
The loss on mill and public plants is
$100,000 or more.
Because He Bought Liquor
After Closing Hours He
Hmw York Sun Sneetmt Smrvtom.
Ottawa, Ont., Nov. 19.—Alderman James
Davidson has been elected mayor of Otta
wa to succeed W. D. Morris, who was dis
qualified by his conviction in police court
last Saturday of buying a drink of liquor
after closing hours. It has transpired
that high legal opinion doubts whether
Morris was legally disqualified after all;
but Mr. Morris, in a message from To
ronto, said he was resolved to do nothing
whatever to Quash either the conviction
or disQualiflcation, and so the affair rests
til the January flections.
So-Called Intelligent Anarchy
Club Formed at Dart
Haw York Sun S&aotat Service
Hanover, N. H.. Nov. 19.—A new soci
ety has been formed at Dartmouth college
which is, perhaps, the first of its kind
formed among college students in this
country. It is the Intelligent Anarchy
club. The society membership is com
posed of many of the leading students
and debaters in the college, who believe
that a problem for study and investiga
tion has presented itself in the anarchist
question. It is the intention of the club
to study and discuss the principles of "In
telligent Anarchy" with the view of de
termining, if possible, to what end they
tend and what remedies must be applied
if restriction is necessary.
SEWER PIPE MERGER
All the Plants in Red Wing
Consolidated in One
Special to The Journal.
Red Wing, Minn., Nov. 19.—A1l sewer
pipe interests in this city have consoli
dated under the name of the Red Wing
Sewer Pipe company, with a capital stock
of half a million. The officers are: Presi
dent, John H. Richa; vice president, B.
H. Blodgett; secretary, Charles E. Shel
don; treasurer, H. S. Rich; counsel, O. M.
Hall. • The stoneware interests are not
The capacity of the sewer pipe plants
will be increased to 3,500 cars annually
and will be the largest concern west of
12 PAGES-FIVE O'CLOCK.
VAN OTS STAND
His Vigorous Declaration Has Given
Pause to Aggressiveness of Large
Combinations of Capital.
Opinion Still Divided as to Whether
Federal or State Governments
Can Reach the Merger.
Samuel R. Van Sant has his fighting
The governor of Minnesota likes a fight.
He was a good soldier when it took physi
cal courage. Since he laid aside Uncle
Sam's blue he has been in a good many
bloodless battles of the kind that try a
man's nerva. He has never been a quit
ter. He may be good natured and slow to
wrath, but when once aroused he is hard
Governor Van Sant is thoroughly
aroused over the present crisis. He is
not bluffing, his friends say. He is go
ing to fight, and fight to a finish. He will
not relent in his crusade against the
self-constituted lords of the western rail
way world until every expedient has been
employed to block their game.
The courts are to be tried first. If
there Is any possible way to prevent the
Northern Securities company from vio
lating the spirit of the Minnesota laws,
it will ba done.
Word has been sent to Attorney General
Douglas, now hunting in Cook county,
asking him to return as soon as possible.
Said the governor this morning:
"I hope the attorney general will return
soon and take up the consideration of this
matter. I shall advise him to associate
with him the best legal talent to be found
in Minnesota, or in the United States if
necessary. These railroad owners have
had the benefit of the best legal advice
and the people are entitled to as good."
Beyond this, the governor would not
He Is not saying much just now. It is
intimated, however, that if the courts are
inadequate to stop the deal, the governor
will go ahead with other plans. He has
an idea that as governor of the state, It
is his duty .to lead public sentiment. There
is a tremendous popular feeling against
trusts in general, shared in by business
men as well as consumers. Business men
and producers make iailroad business. It
only needs a head to marshal these forces
in opposition to the railroad trust and
make the combination feel the state of the
public mind. '
Governor Van Sant may be that head.
He is stirred up over the prospect of a
railroad combine controlling rates and
markets for the northwest, and he will go
to any lawful length to balk it. The
combine exists without capital. It ex
ists for the purpose of owning stock. If
it refuses to heed the voice of the people
in one way, it may in another. The gov
ernor's attitude has already hurt the new
It was war, and war to a finish.
11. It. and Warehouse Folk: Batty.
The railroad and warehouse commission
is the proper body to move in this matter.
So far its members have done nothing but
discuss the question informally. Chair
man Mills said this morning that the ques
tion was being carefully inquired into.
"There are a great many things to be con
sidered," he said, "before we act in this
matter. If there is any remedy, we will
Should the state win, and prevent the
consummation of the deal, another action
will have to be brought against the United
States Steel Co., which owns the Duluth
& Iron Range and the Duluth, Missabe &
Northern. Exactly the same conditions
exist here, the stock of the two roads
being held by a foreign corporation. State
Auditor Dunn, who is the avenging Ne
mesis of these roads, said this morning
that in his opinion it was even more
important to knock out their consolida
tion than that of the others.
Judge Robert Jamison, the governor's
private secretary, was away when the
governor reached the conclusion to fight.
Since his return yesterday he has declared
himself hugely delighted with the govern
or's stand. He feels that it is the only
course proper to pursue.
In trying to block the merger, Governor
Van Sant will have the sympathy and
moral support of many stockholders of the
smaller railway systems, such as the Soo
and the Great Western. The North -
Western and Milwaukee are not in the
merger, but are controlled by the same
general interests, but the smaller lines
Hypnotist Buried Alive
Mew York Sim SftQcla! Smrvlom
Kansas City, Nov. 19.—Carl Atheno. of Harper, Kan., a hypnotist of considerable
note, was buried alive, six feet deep here last night to remain for six days. The
burial was in an ordinary coffin in a regulation grave, at Eleventh and Wyandotta.
streets. Fully 10,000 people were on hand to witness the ceremony.
Atheno has been undergoing a course of dieting for a week to prepare himself
for the ordeal, and since Saturday has eaten nothing. An electric light in the
coffin and a small tube, the lower end of which rests on the glass of the coffin, de*
reetly over Atheno's face, enables the watchers to tell if an accident should occu»
making it necessary to exhume the hypnotist quickly. A force of diggers will be
constantly at hand as a precaution. Atheno says he has been buried alive before,
but never for six daya. He expects eventually to be able to remain underground
thirty days, as a Hindoo hypnotist did. He threw himself into a hypnotic state
preparatory to burial, by gazing .Bteadily for some minutes at a bright brass ball an 4
will be brought back to light by the striking of a small alarm dock.
fear the ©roeresa of the octopus and -will
welcome a deliverer.
Wide Interest Aromed.
Governor Van Sant's attack on th«
giant merger of western railways hag
waked the echoes from ocean to ocean.
The sensational announcement has ha<t
the expected and desired effect. It haa
caused the business world to pause and
"la amassed capital greater than gov
ernment? Can this perilous undertaking
succeed in the face of hostile governors
and legislatures? Is It safe?"
All capital Is not in sympathy with thm
vast consolidation, and the financial world
iB stirred to its depths toy the presena
situation. The prominent interests be
hind the Northern Securities company
make light of It all. They admit that they
expected much opposition to their plans,
but contend that in view of this the legal
status of the new company was constantly
borne in mind. There is nothing in state
or federal laws, they say, to prevent the
deposit and exchange of stocks con*, m
plated by the new corporation. There ia
no intention to consolidate the railways.
Close to the Danger Line.
So they say. But, at the same time,
Charles Stoele, of J. P. Morgan & Co.,
aays the Northern Securities company will
benefit the people, by giving them better
facilities, better service and more stable
rates. To do bo the company must exer
cise a general supervision over the lines,
must keep a close rein on both operating
and traffic departments, and, to all in
tents and purposes, rtm all the roads as a
The New York Journal of Commerce
says that Mr. Hill's original Intention was
to place Darius G. Miller at»the head of
the traffic of the Burlington as well as of
the Great Northern and Northern Pacific,
but this is opposed by the Harriman in
terests, who believe that Miller would
discriminate against the Union Pacific.
Such a move would be in direct violation
of the Minnesota la-w. The managers ol
the merger will have to keep their tracks
covered better than that.
Gov. Van Sant heard from James J. Hill
yesterday by wire. The telegram wa«
considered confidential, and ,the governof
declines to say anything In regard to it.
Evidently the president of the Northern
Securities company thinks the governor*
attitude at least worthy of no.tlce. Mr,
Hill says, however, that the company 1«
not organized for operation, but for hold*
ing stocks, and as such violates no law.
Co-operation of Governor*.
There may be a "governor's trust" td
fight the railroad .trust. Gov. Rogers, of
Washington, is talking of co-operation
among the governors of all the states con
taining the lines of the Northern Paclfla
end Great Northern. Th© Washington
constitution provides .that "monopolies
and trusts shall never be allowed 1 In this
state," and directs the legislature to carry
out the provision. There may be an e
tra session in Washington, and Gov.
Rogers is in correspondence with the gov
ernors of Idaho, Montana, North Dakota
and Minnesota, looking to some concerted
measures against the new stock buying
All sorts of rumors are afloat. One is
circulated by a morning paper, to the ef
fect tha.t M. D. Grover, the astute generaj
solicitor of the Great Northern, advised
James J. Hill againßt the legality of the
new venture, and therefore was left out of
it, W. P. Clough being made general coun
sel. Whatever Mr. Grover's opinion on ths
matter, it is not likely he would have been
taken into the new company, but retained
in work peculiar to the Great Northern
which commands his entire attention.
What Will Mr. Dong In* Do?
No one knows whether Attorney General
Douglas will bring an action against the
new company, or where he would bring
it. True, its president lives in Minne
sota, and service on him might be legal.
Otherwise there is no way to reach the
new corporation in the state courts. It
violates no federal law, therefore there
seems no way of getting it into the federal
The question will first be examined ia