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WEDNESDAY EVENING, NOVEMBER 27, 1901.
TRA D E
TURKEYS ABE FIRM
No Over-Supply of Fancy Stock at
WHITE PINE LUMBER STRONGER
Advance In List Prices Will Undoubt
edly Occur Within the Next
In north-west produce, interest the first
three days of tie week has centered In the
Thanksgiving poultry situation. Conditions
have toeen most favorable to shippers, and
there has been no glut to force prices down
at the last moment and cause loss to local
handlers and country shippers. Outlook to
day is that receipts will be heavier than can
be handled. The trade was generally well
supplied last night, and late arrivals will not
move aa freely; but there will be a tendency
to secure outside prices and carry over the
surplus for the Saturday and Sunday trade.
Prices may be slightly lower after Thanks
giving, but there will not be the usual rad
ical decline. Tendency Monday and Tues
day on fancy dressed turkeys was higher,
and an advance of half a cent occurred in
all etock that would grade as fancy. As
usual, much thin and poor stock was received
In spite of the warnings sent to shippers, and
generally this had a draggy tendency.
In other lines of produce, the market con
tinues firm, -with advancing tendencies on
some lines. Btrlotly fresh eggs are advan
cing and have gained 1 cent in three days,
■with about the came advance reported in
storage. Outlook Is for still higher prices,
owing to the strong condition of eastern mar
kets. Butter contiues steady, with fresh ex
tras In creameries in short supply. Extra
dairies are in somewhat better supply, but
•situation Is showing no tendency to weakness.
Cheese remains steady and unchanged. Dried
beans and dried peas are nominal. A scar
city of fresh fish Is reported, especially do
mestic caught. Frog legs are nominally
higher and are firm. White stock in potatoes
is firmly held, especially No. 1, and further
advances may be looked for. Market at pri
mary buying points are stronger. Onions are
steady. A corner In squash is reported the
country over, and local market is bare of
Heavy Movement of Fruits.
The week has been a most active one in
fruits. Oranges have been moving freely,
owing to the much better suplles and greater
variety offered for the Thanksgiving trade
than In most previous years. General ten
dency of values has been steady. Fruit re
ceived this week has been of better qullty
than early receipts, especially In the matter
of color and swetness. Bananas have moved
freely In both fancies and choice stock. A
steady level of prices has been maintained.
Cranberries have recorded the largest move
ment of the year thus far, during the week
ending to-day, with local market well sup
plied and prices steady. Sweet potatoes are
a free seller and values are steady. Other
lines of fruits have moved more freely, with
]>rices generally well maintained at the pre
White Pine Lumber to Advance.
Market on white pine lumber has visibly
strengthened during the past -week and is
dtvidedly stronger to-day than a week ago.
OuUook now is for a general advance of list
prices between Dec. 1 and 10, and It is ex
peoted in some quarters that this advance
■will apply to nearly all lines, including Xo.
2 boards in all descriptions, and those of bet
ter quality, dimension in 12, IS and 20-foot
lengths, largo timbers, Xo. 3 wide boards,
lath. Biding strips, selects and all the de
scriptions of which thi3 and other northern
markets are short. Greater strength in the
situation Is due to the increasing demand at
a time of the year when market is usually
quiet. Movement of white pine for the month
of Xoveniber is undoubtedly 7,000,000 feet in
excess of the same month a year ago, and
this, oa the basis of percentage, would
amount to an excess for the month of 20 per
<x>nt or over. Figures will be available next
week to chow the exact increase, and if
movement continues as heavy during the
next few days, till the end of the month,
there may be a etlll -wider increase in the
Retailers continue to be free buyers and
as nearly as can be ascertained have small
stocks in yards and are buying to meet cur
rent requirements from the trade. Lumber
manufacturers report that most all orders
received at present are for quick shipment
and this indicates that the retail trade is
pursuing a hand to mouth policy and must
secure lumber as early as possible to fill
orders on file. Travelers also report that
stocks in yards are at a very low point, with
retailers' assortments almost as badly broken
as wholesale stocks. Mild weather the past
fortnight has Increased demand owing to the
commencement of numerous building projects
at country points.
Mild weather the early part of next month
•will continue to stimulate consumption.
Heavy Log Scale for Season.
Figures showing the Minneapolis log scale
for 1W)1 were made publio yesterday, show
ing that total scale this season was 437,720,640
feet, as against 5C3,119,950 feet for last sea
son. The log scale this year is the second
largest in the history of the Minneapolis
district, being exceeded only by the figures
of ISS9, which showed 454,557,780 feet of logs
handled, or an excess over this year of 17,000,
--0<» feet in round numbers. Log Burvey this
year exceeds third best record at Minneapolis
by 69,000,000 feet and there is no longer any
question but that the total white pine cut at
OilCo. ofß= ont|
Pres't, 800. David Secor, Minnesota.!
Shares 25c (par $1);
Full Paid and Non-Assessable,
Advantages of Fuel Oil. !
The. firm of Charles Clarke & Co , who!
operate several dredge boats la the'vic!n-i
ity of Beaumont, are among the largest
fuel users of the state of Texas conse-i
quently the following figures just given*
out by the firm regarding the cost of oil(
in comparison with coal are of particular
Interest. The company's boilers furnish 1
a total of 5.050 horse power and actual 1
expeerience gives the following results- '
Coal per month $9 500!
Oil per month $1250
Transportation of oil '450
Storage barge 3,500
Total cost of oil $5,200 5,200
Difference in fa\-or of oil $4 ;W
Saving In firemen's wages .' 700
Total saving with oil $5,000'
Besides this it is to be considered tlmt 1
the item of $3,500 for a storage barge will 1
not have to be expended again and the
saving for the following month will be
In the face of such figures no one can
doubt that oil will rapidly take the place
of coal in all parts of the world which
means that the MARKET IS PRACTI
If you bay stock In our company youi
■will take your part and have your share
of the profits in the largest* industrial 1
movement the world has ever seen. Our 1
officers are prominent men, men who have
reputations to maintain and who are con
fident of success, or they would not be'
engaged in the enterprise. Put your
money with ours to reap the hnrvest on me
richest tiece of ground that has ever
been d!s<T>v<red. Our well is within 2Wi,
feet of oil on the sure pusher land the
center of Spindle Top Heights. We simplyi
can't miss it. ",
Seid for Prospaclus.
TEXAS GEYSER 03L CO.,
512 Guaranty Loan Bldg.,
this point Is very closo to the banner record
of 1899, owing to the fact that more No. 8 and
low grade boards have been produced and
much stock that was regarded as waste in 1899
has been utilized in this direction to be used
by local manufacturers in various lines.
Hardware Prices Steady.
General tone of hardware market is steady,
with business somewhat qulvt this week,
owing to the approach of a holiday. Wire
nails declined last Friday 5 cents a keg and
are on a steady basis at late reduction. De
cline was due to competition here and at other
points from outside producers. Barb wire is
steady and unchanged. Demand is nominal.
Plain wire is in fair supply at unchanged
prices. Cordage continues to maintain a firm
tone with sisal rope up V 4 cent owing to short
supply of sisal hemp, and manila rope un
changed. Movement is only fair at this point.
Loaded shells in broken cases have been ad
vanced 6 per cent. Rifle cartridges continue
in short supply, owing to excessive demand
this fall. General tone of builders' hardware
is strong and advances are in prospect. As
sociated manufacturers of leather belting have
advanced list prices, retaining former dis
counts. Steel goods are steady and un
Interest in future goods Is Increasing. Job
bers now have samples of hammocks, re
frigerators, lawn mowers, etc., for next year
and are accepting orders for spring delivery.
Cheap grades of lawn movers are nominally
higher owing to advance In Iron and steel.
Hammocks open at about former prices. Prices
of refrigerators are subject to Individual ac
tion of manufacturers and in some instances
are nominally higher, due to increased cost
of material. Poultry netting and woven wire
are on a steady basis, with future orders of
Re-orders on seasonable goods are light i
owing to mild weather, which is curtailing de
The Minneapolis Market.
Wednesday, Nov. 27.
: Extra creamery butter, steady; " :
: extra dairy, steady. Strictly fresh :
I eggs, advancing. Live hens, steady; ;
: spring cnickens, steady; fancy tur- :
: keys, higher. Potatoes, steady. Ap- :
: pies, firm. Fancy country dressed :
: veal, steady. New oranges, steady. ;
BUTTER—Extra creameries, per Ib, 25%0';
firsts, lb, 23&@24c; seconds, per lb, 16@17c;
imitations, firsts, per lb, 17@18c; imitations
seconds, per., lb. "©"c: dairies, extras, per
lb, 22@23c; dairies, firsts, lb, 19@20o; sec
onds, per lb. 15c; roll and print, fancy, 18c;
roll and print, choice, 15@16c; ladles, firsts,
lb, 18e; seconds, lb, 13U@i4o; packing stock,
per lb, 14c; grease, lb, 3©60.
EGGS— fresh, cases Included, loss
off, per doz, 22c; fresh held, per doz, 15c;
checks and seconds, pickled and limed, per
CHEESE—Twins or flats, fancy, lb, 12c;
twins or flats, choloe, 9@ioc; fair to good
(«Sc; loung Americas, fancy. 12&o; choice
lb. 9^@lo^c; brick, No. 1, 12%®13c- brick
No 2. iQ®ue; brick. No. 8, per lb, 7@Sc l
hmburger No. 1, per lb, 12% c; limburger,
No. 2, &^.@9^c; primost, No. 1, 7c; No. 2
So; block Swiss No. 1, 14%@15c; No. 2, 8&<S&
lwi round Swiss, No. 1, 15@15*°; round
Swiss, No. 2, BVs(39c.
LIVE POULTRY—Turkeys, young toms and
hens, per lb, 7c; small and thin, per lb
?^°^i/^ per lb, 4@sc; chickens, hens,
lE' ks£? 0; Old, roosters. Par lb. 3c; springs,
lb, 6H@6c; ducks, springs, sc; springs, whit*
6c; geese, 6c. . *
DRESSED POULTRY - Turkeys. fancy
young toms and hens, per lb, 10c; fair
to good, per lb. 7H@Bc; small and thin, lb,
t>&t>V; chickens, fancy springs, 7%@80; fair
n° o g V? 60-. hens, lb ' 6Vi@6c; old roosters,
per duckß, fancy, 7@Bc; culls, s@Sc;
geese, lb, 7@7^c. These prices for undrawn
stock; drawn stock less
DRESSED MEATS-Veal, fancy. 6^@7c;
veal fair to good. 6i>4@6c; thin, small or over
weight, per lb, 4@sc; mutton, fancy, country
dressed lb, 6c; lambs, fancy, pelts oft, 7@8o;
hogs, light, 6l^c; hogs, medium, e^ic; hoga|
FlSH—Pike, lb, 7c; crapplee, lb, 4@6c; pick
erel, drawn, lb, 4^c; pickerel, round, 4@4V4"
--eunflsh. perch, etc., 2@3c; bullheads, skinned!
POTATOES—White stock, per bu. In car
lots, 15c; white stock, less than car lots,
SOc; mixed red, in car lots, 60@55c; small
lots, sacked, 70@76c.
ONIONS—Red Globe, per bu, $1; Red Weth
ersfield, per bu, $1; Silver Skin, per bu $1 25.
SWEET POTATOES-Jerseys, per brl $4 50-
Cobdens, per brl, $4.
BEANS—Fancy navy, bu, $2.25; choice,
$2; medium, hand-picked, per bu, $2; brown
fancy, bu, $2.25; brown, fair to good, per bu
DRIED PEAS—Fancy yellow, per (bu, $1.25
@1.35; medium, per bu, $1; green, fancy, per
bu, $1.60; green, medium, $1; marrowfat
per bu, $2; Lima, California, per lb, 6@70.
APPLES—Jonathans, brl, $5.50@«; Belle
flower, brl, $5.50@6; Kings brl, $5.50@6; Mis
souri Pippins, $firstname.lastname@example.org; Winesaps, $4.5005;
Baldwins, per brl, $5; Ben Davis, $email@example.com;
Northern Spy, per brl, $firstname.lastname@example.org; box stock
ORANGES—New Mexican, per box $3.50;
California navels, as to size, $4; California
seedlings, $3.25; Floridas, as to size, $4.
LEMONS—Messinas, fancy, $4.50; choice,
$4; California, fancy, as to size, $4^50; choice,
CRANBERRIES — Wisconsin Bell and
Cherry, per brl, $7; Wisconsin Bell and Bu
gle, per brl, $8; Cape Cods, per brl, $7.50;
Cape Cods, long keepers, per brl, $8; Ca&e
Cods, per bu, $email@example.com.
GRAPES — per basket, 20c; Cataw
bas, 5-lb basket, 20c; Malagas, extra fancy
per keg, $7; fancy, per keg, $6.
PEARS— stock, per brl, $5@6.
BANANAS—Fancy, large bunches, $2.60;
medium bunches, $2.25; small .bunches, $2.
HONEY—New fancy white, 1-lb sections,
15@16c; choice white, 12#13c; amber, Il@l2c;
golden rod, ll@12c; extracted white, B@9c;
buckwheat, 9@loc; extracted amber, 7@Bc
VEGETABLES—Wax beans, 2-3-bu crate
$1.50; string beans, 2-3-bu crate, $1.50; beets,
per bu, Ss@4oc; cabbage, large crate, $2.50;
radishes, round and long, per doz, 40c; let
tuce, head, per doz, 30c; carrots, per bu,
30@35c; cauliflower, per dozen, $firstname.lastname@example.org;
cucumbers, hothouse, per doz, $email@example.com; cel
ery, per doz, 25@35c; egg plant, doe, $1.25;
onions, green, in bushel baskets, per doe,
25c; parsnips, per bu 60c; rutabagas per bu,
35c; spinach, per bu, 60c; squash, per doz'
$1; turnips, per bu, 35c; tomatoes, California'
4-basket crate, $3.25; parsley, doz, 25c; sal
sify (oyster plant), doz, 30o; watercress, doz,
30c; head lettuce, doz 30c.
Xew York. Produce.
New York, Nov. 27.—Butter—Receipts, 6,452
pkgs; firm; state dairy, 15@23c; creamery, 17
r'i-SV; June creamery, 18@22c; x factory, 13
(glo^c. Cheese—Receipts, 4,600 pkgs; steady;
fancy large September, 9%,@10c; fancy large
October. W3.sy 2 c; fancy small September,
10%@10%c; fancy small October, 9%@10c.
Eggs—Receipts, 7,593 pkgs; firm; state and
Pennsylvania, 28@29c; western, at mark, 24
@28c; southern, at mark, 2S@27c.
Chicago, Nov. 27.—Butter—Steady; creamer
ies, 14@24VL>c; dairies, 13@20c. Cheese-
Steady; twins, 9>4@9%c; young Americas, 10®
lO^ic; daisies, 10c. Eggs—Steady; loss off,
cases returned, 23%e. Dressed Poultry—
Easy; turkeys, 6@9%c; chickens, 6@7&c.
ANOTHER BOOM IN TIN
Not Enough in Sight to Meet the
New York, Nov. 27. —The supply of tin con
tinues scarce, and as traders were anxious
to purchase, prices were again advanced yes
terday, with the feeling strong at the close.
The net gain was 60 points, with buyers at
$29.86 for spot. At London, values took an
other upward course, gaining £1 2s 6d for
spot and futures closing strong at £117 2s 6d
and £119 respectively.
Copper eased off 10s in London under liqui
dation, closing easy with spot quoted at
£65 16s 3d, and futures at £63 16s 3d. Here
the market was quiet and unchanged at $16.85
(517 for Lake Superior and 16%@16% for cast
ing and electrolytic.
Lead and spelter without change and quiet
at home and abroad, the former closing at
$4.37^ and £11 15s and the latter at $4.37^
and £16 16s respectively.
Iron was fairly active for warrants, while
other grades were quiet. Pig iron warrants,
$10.50(g 11.50; No. 1 northern foundry, $15@16-
No. 2 southern foundry, $14@15; No 1 south
ern foundry, $firstname.lastname@example.org; No. 1 southern
foundry, soft, $14.50@16; Glasgow iron war
rants closed at 56s 3d and Middlesboro closed
HORSES FOR ITALY
The Italian Artillery Arm Being; Sup-
plied Prom Chicago.
Chiogo, Nov. 27.—A conspicuous feature of
the market to-day was another large order for
artillery horses for Italy, being executed by
Colonel W. G. Crawford, Newark, Ohio. The
animals selected are grade drafters, weigh
ing around 1,160 to 1,300 lbs, a grade that
for the past four weeks have been heavy
sellers. The bulk of the purchases are me
dium grade bussers and this new feature of
the trade has strengthened the value of this
particular class of arrivals.
The near advent of winter and the early
opening of the logging season has stimulated
the demand for plain heavy drafters, which
opened stronger with bulk of Bales on a more
satisfactory basis. ,.. n •• ■
TO FIX LEAD PRICES
Meetings Being 1 Held *In New York
fur That Purpose. ,
New York, Nov. 27.—Nothing appears to
have been accomplished at yesterday's ses
sion of the men representing the lead inter
ests of the country. At least nothing has
so far been given out. The independents and
the representatives of the American Smelting
and Refining company have for some time
been trying to effect an agreement tofmain
tain prices. It Is also desired to control the
output if possible. One of the members in
attendance said that the procedlngs of the
meeting will not be made public for several
days. The conference Is being held at the
head office of the American Smelting and
Refining company in this city.
Hides, Pelts, Tallow and Wool.
Green salted heavy steer hides 9% 8%
Green salted heavy cow hides 9 8
Green salted light hides 8% 714
Green salted bull and oxen 8 7%
Green salted veal calf, Bto 15 1b5.... 9% 7%
Green salted veal kip, 15 to 25 1b5.... 8 6V4
Green salted long-haired or runner
kip 74 cVi
Green salted deacons, each 60 40
Green cattle hides and skins, l@l%o per ib
less than above quotations.
Green salted horae or mule hides,
large $3.00 2.00
Green salted horse or mule hides,
medium , 2.45 1.60
Green salted horse or mule hides,
small „ 1.60 1.00
Dry flint Minnesota butcher hides...l 3 ®1V&
Dry flint Minnesota, Dakota and
Wisconsin hides 11% 9%
Dry flint calf skins 16 12ft
Dry flint kip skins 14 11
Green salted pelts, large, each $email@example.com
Green salted pelts, medium, each 50@ .70
Green salted pelts, small, each 200 .45
Dry flint territorial pelt 10 @11
Dry flint territorial pelts, murrain.. 9 @ 9\a
Dry flint territorial shearlings 6 <2> 7 "
Tallow, in cakes 6% 4^4
Tallow, In barrels o 4V4
Grease, white ...„ 4 3Vi
Grease, dark 3% 2&
Wool, medium, unwashed 12%@13%
Wool, fine medium, unwashed. . ..ll^i@l2Vi:
Wool, coarse, unwashed 11%@12V3
Wool, fine unwashed 9 @'10&
Wool, broken fleeces, unwashed 11 @12
Wool, seedy, burry, unwashed 10 (gill
Bright Wisconsin and similar grades, l@2o
higher than above Quotations.
Midway Horse Market.
Minnesota Transfer, St. Paul, Minn., Nov.
—Barrett & Zimmerman report favorably
of the market. The demand was active for
horses weighing 1,500 lbs and upward; lighter
grades not so active. The bulk of ship
ments were of horses suitable for work in
the lumber camps. Values:
Drafters, extra $1500185
Drafters, choice 185@150
Drafters, common to good . 12055] 35
Farm mares, choice 100@120
Farm mares, common to good CO® 85
PLEA OF TERLINDEN
WAISTS TO BE KEPT LOCKED UP
German Bank Director's Case Hinges
Upon an Extradition
»«• Torh Sun Sptxiial Servie*
Washington, Nov. 27. —It Is not often
that man himself asks the supreme court
for an order to keep him locked up, yet
that Is the effect of a motion made to
day on behalf of Gerhard Terlinden, now
under arrest at Chicago. The real point
at issue, however, is the life of the ex
traditlan treaty between the United
States and Germany and Terlinden wants
to be kept in custody of the United States
marshal and Incidentally out of the hands
of the German police officials until the
supreme court can decide upon his con
tention that the .treaty is a dead letter.
The existing extradition treaty was
made In 1853 with the Kingdom of Prus
sia, and Terlinden claims that treaty was
terminated by the creation of the German
empire and the adoption of the German
constitution of 1871, and that under that
treaty he cannot be delivered oxer to the
German authorities for an offense com
mitted in that country. Even if it were
held that the treaty of 1853 were still in
force, he claims that the offense with
which he Is charged Is not an extraditable
one under its provisions. He therefore
asks the court to pasa upon the validity
of the treaty, and in the meantime not
deliver him over to the German authori
ties, as he understands a warrant for
his extradition has already been issued
by Secretary Hay and is now in the hands
of the German ambassador.
Terlinden was one of the directors of
a bank at Duisburg, Germany, and was
arrested at Chicago as a fugitive from
justice at the instance of the German
government on the charge of forging and
disposing of certificates of stock In that
corporation to the amount of 1.500,000
RUN OVER BY THRESHER
Reuben. Sleberj? Injured In an Acci
dent Near Red Wing. ,
Special to The Journal.
Red Wing, Minn., Nov. 27. —Reuben Sie
berg was run over by a threshing ma
chine near this ■ city and severely in- '
jured. He was taken to the Red Wing !
Miss Mabelle Stoddard, the young lady
from Mazeppa who was overcome by gas '
at the Hendel hotel, died yesterday
without regaining consciousness. She
had been teaching school at Brook Park,
Arthur D. Danlelson, an officer of the
Thirteenth Minnesota in the Philip
pines, now one of Red Wing's prosper
ous young business men, and Miss Emma
Skoglund were married by Rev. G. Rast of
the Swedish Lutheran church.
"Western Congressmen to Hold a Cau
cus on the Subject.
2f*w JTorU Sun Special Sonic*
Washington, Nov. 27. —Members of con
gress from western states have arranged
to hold a caucus on Monday afternoon j
next, when they will decide upon a plan !
of campaign for the promotion of bills to r
secure appropriations to build Irrigating
plants upon arid lands. Senator Warren
and Representative Mondell of Wyoming
are the leaders of this movement and
they are very confident congress will ap
propriate money for irrigation purposes.
* DIAMOND GUfLTY
New York Police Captain Who Was
Tried at Albany.
Albany, N. V., Nov. 27.—Police Captain
Thomas J. Diamond of New York, who
j was put on trial here on a change of venue
| from New York county, was to-day found
: guilty on the charge of neglect of duty in
having failed to suppress disorderly
houses in his precinct.
Captain Diamond was sentenced to pay
a fine of $1,000 or to be Imprisoned for
one year in the Albany county peni
tentiary. The fine was paid.
MANY SMALLPOX CASES
Between Forty and Fifty Reported
at ( liaska. '
Special to The Journal.
Excelsior, Minn., Nov. 27.—Forty or
fifty cases of a mild type of smallpox
have developed among foreign born resi
dents of Chaska and practically the en
tire population has been exposed. The
schools have been closed and much anxiety
is felt. Cases so far are mostly among
brick yard workers.
PIONEER PASSES AWAY.
Special to The Journal. .
Stephen, Minn., Nov. 27.—Mrs. J. M. Brown
j of Lake City died to-day at the home of her
I son in this village in her 87th year. She was
one of the pioneer settlers of Wabasha
DANISH AUTHOR HONORED.
Copenhagen, Nov. 27.—The University of
Copenhagen has granted George Brandes, the
Danish author, 6,000 kroner yearly in recog
nition, of hie services to literature.
THE MINNEAPOLIS JOURNAL.
SHOULD HAVE CUBA
Reasons Why the United States
ISLAND'S CONDITION VERY BAD
Captain of the Port of Havana a
Naval Officer That Does Not
Hesitate to Talk.
Louisville, Ky., Nov. 27.—Lieutenant
Commander Lucian Young, v. 8. N., cap
taia of the port of Havana, is in Louis
ville en route for Washington for a brief
stay and then to return to his po3t.
Lieutenant Young said:
Since the military occupation of Cuba there
has been a disposition on the part of the
island officials to comply with the Teller
resolution, and in doing so, there ha 3 been
no modification of the laws of tho island and
the economical question never has been dis
cussed. The result is that the affairs of
Cuba are in the hands of a lot of political
and professional revolutionists, who have
nothing to lose and everything to gain. Su
gar is being sold at $3.13)4 on the docks, when
it cannot be raised in the Interior for less
than $3.70. Not 10 per cent of last year's
tobacco crop has been sold.
A committee has been sent to the United
States to ask for reciprocity, which means
a stepping stone 4 to annexation. Why not
annex the island and be done with it? Every
move means that ultimate result. So far as
the sugar industry is concerned, the United
States last year consumed a little over two
million tons, of which 700 tons was furnished
by Louisiana and the Hawaian islands, on
which no duty was paid. Only 336,000 tons
were raised in Cuba, and that was raised
on eight per cent of the ground available
for cultivation. Out of the great quantity
of sugar supplied the United States, 90 per
cent of it came from Europe, especially from
Germany, for which the UnitdG States had
to pay duty to cover the bounty that is paid
by the German government for exportation
of its product. There is only $15,000,000 in
vested in the beet sugar industry in this
country. There can be no competition be-
tween beet sugar and cane sugar grown in
Cuba. If the United States should annex
Cuba, with free introduction of products, and
with the development of 92 per cent of the
uncultivated land, we could control products
for which we have to go to European coun
tries and ask favors of them.
The comments of many people on the ac
quisition of the Philippines, I believe, are
unpatriotic, because the European powers
have made every effort to partition China.
France wants Tonquin; England the Yang-
Tse valley; Germany Shang-Tung; Russia
Manchuria; and the only thing the United
States demands is an open-door policy. Should
these powers accomplish their designs, the
United States should control the Philippines,
by which every fleet of foreign powers must
pass on its way to the orient. So with Cuba.
We are to control the isthmian canal, and
Cuba is the absolute defense to the com
merce of the Carribean sea, the Gulf of
Mexico and the eastern approach to the canal,
and should be a military base for the United
Cuba can give to the United States but
one concession, and that should be annexa
tion; for we cannot determine privileges of a
foreign power on fortifying the "Port of
Call" without explanations and arrangements.
Furthermore, we have spent $700,000,000 in
liberating Cuba, but the Cubans do not seem
satisfied, and ask us to give them independ
ent government and the Teller resolution.
Then they want us to get out of the islands
and sacrifice $26,000,00 which is being paid
in duty from imports. The only salvation
for Cuba is absolute acquiescence to the man
dates of the United States. In my opinion,
Cuba should be given home rule under a
governor appointed by the United States,
with power to veto any act that, they may
make, subject, of course,- to the approval of
COTTAGE GROVE—Henry Gallinger, a
prominent pioneer, died o£ paralysis, aged
agout 70 years.
ST. CLOUD —The county auditor announces
that the October settlement of taxes amounts
to somo $5,000 more than last year.
BLUE EAKTH—The teachers and pupils will
occupy the new school building this week.
The building, when completed, will cost about
MOORHEAD—Court Commissioner Withe-
I row granted the application for a writ of
habeas corpus in tho Cora Oman case, and
the woman is now at large.
ALBANY —John Roehrs pleaded guilty to
the larceny of a fur coat, and was sentenced
to the state reformatory.—This village has
decided upon the installation of a waterworks
BIG LAXE —A gasoline lamp hanging in the
front part of R. C. Trudgen's drug store ex
ploded, blowing out the whole front of the
store. No one was Injured. The stock was
PIPESTONE—E. E. Hingeley. manager of.
the Pipestone Electric Light company, died
of typhoid fever. The remains will be taken
to Minneapolis, where his parents, Rev. and
Mrs. J. B. Hingeley, reside.
MANKATO—Mrs. Giles Estelle is required
by habeas corpus proceedings to produce her
9-year-old daughter in court, where it will
be determined whether the girl shall live with
her father or mother, who were divorced last
A Swell Sew Train—The New York
To New York state points, New York and
Boston, via Michigan Central leaves Chi
cago daily 5:30 p. m., arrives Buffalo 7:50
a. m. next day; New York, 8:45 p. m.;
Boston, 11:30 p. m., except Sunday. W.
L. Wyand, northwestern passenger agent,
135 East Sixth st, St. Paul.
DIAMOND CRUDE WELL
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LATEST NEWS FROM TEE FIELD. OFFICERS AND DIRECTORS.
We are advised that the drillers arc down 1,028 c- W. RANSOM, of Albert Lea. Minn., U>™l? •"year* the head of the wholesale grocery
f^ *. t- t • nor +. • 4.U -1 J -r-i!-' house °| Kansom Bros., president of the Congolidated Fire and Marine Insurano© Com
feet, which is 38 feet in the oil sand. This means we pany> of Albert dlreotor ln""»Libert Lea National nank. etc: iß3uriuwe om
will have a big: gusher in a very short time. No more frank y. lockk. of Biwey. iowiTca™!?sitiJJ'stltJ'Bank. president B»nk of Emu.
j i.-n ££• .ir » Harris, la., president First Natlo-nal Bank of MoWn, la. "•»«""» »•"»> «* *ii»r*«.
advertisements will appear offering: stock for sale. s«o On d vioe-Pr M id.t.
r> UtUi.u -*.i;t i HON. M.B. EVERETT, of Watervllle, Minn., a state senator and president of toe Everett
Remember the other companies that have struck Clty Bank of watervme, Minn. *nu sloeas « iae *▼«•*
Oil —their StOCk is not for Sale nOW. The Diamond A- W- HARRIS of Slbley, lowa. secreta^Wtr'easurer of the A. W. Harm Grain Com
>,-_.,„ ... pany, of Slbley, and president of the A. W. Harris Gas Light Company, of Sibley, la.
Crude Oil Co. will come next. , „ ATW .„ „.» T Treasurer.
A. H. GALE, of Mason City, lowa, cashier of the City National Bank of Mason City, lowa.
ALREADY ARRANGING FOR SALE OF OIL.
Land has been purchased for terminal facilities. We will have our own tanks, side tracks, loading racks, etc. We have combined with a few
other companies to build a pips line to Port Arthur and are getting ready for business.
DIAMOND .CRUDE OIL STOCK gram, FOR 25c (££)
Incorporated under the Laws of the State of Texas, with a capital of $1,000,000; Shares (Par Value $1) full paid and non-assessable.
SEND IN YOUR ORDER TODAY.
727 Andrus Building- DIAMOND CRUDE OIL CO. Gerniania LiftTdg.
The Smith Premier
Is a Headlight
JssF^2s& THAT H AMES
SYSTEM AND SATISFACTORY
3 • •SEND FOR CATALOGUE ••
The Jmilh premier
* hi ■ Typewriter Co. 'Cmmmmm J
325 Hennepin Avenue,
BRIDGEWATER—The State bank has made
application to the controller of the currency
for authority to convert the institution into
a national bank.
PARKER— Parker and Davis all slot ma
chines, dice boxes, cards and other gambling
devices or games of chance have been or
dered taken from the restaurants, barber
shops, drug stores and othor places.
REDPIELD—E? K. Tomlinson, a stock buy
er of Tulare, was struck and instantly killed
by the northbound Milwaukee passenger train
He had endeavored to cross the track in
front of the train.
SIOUX FALLS—Residents of the southern
portion of McCook county have got it all
figured out how they can have h county Beat
i town. The plan is to have the legislature
detach two townships from Hutchinson coun
ty, three from Turner county, one from Min
nehaha, and the southern tier of townships
from McCook county, ten in all, and organize
them into the county of Bridgewater, with tho
city of Bridgewater as the county seat.
SPARTA— American Cigar company,
which erected a mammoth plant this season,
has received its first consignment of tobacco.
RACINE twenty-four hours the entire
I police force has been looking for Colonel Wm.
IL. Hagman. The cause of his disappearance
is supposed to be business reverses.
MENOMONIE—The county board of super
visors has voted for a county school of agri
culture and domestic economy, the first of the
kind in this state, and has appropriated $20,
--; IKK) for the necessary buildings.
LA CROSSE—Mrs. Leroy F. Ostrander,
until last week Miss Mary L. Roys, will sail
from Boston, Dec. 4. She will accompany
her husband into the heart of Bulgaria, in
spite of the late Miss Stone kidnapping inci
WEST SUPERIOR—The school board held
a regular meeting and practically duplicated
the performance of last winter in turning
down the local coal dealers. The board de
cided not to let any contract, but to buy Its
coal as needed in the local market.
ASHLAND —William Johnson had wounded
a dear, and tracked it by the blood into a ra
vine, where he found it dead. After cleaning
the carcass, he seized it by the antlors and
dragged it out of the gu'ly. This brought him
to a stooping position, and just as he arrived
at the brink a bullet struck him squarely in
the head, killing him instantly. Whoever
fired the shot fled without investigating.
Constantinople—Reports have been received
of fighting between Turkish troops and Arme
nians at Sassoun.
Rome—The doctors attending the pope say
that the pontiff is slowly but surely growing
weaker, and that the end is possible at any
London—Battle Abbey, associated with the
battle of Hastings, has been sold for £20,000.
William Waldorf Astor, it is said, was the
purchaser. Mr. Astor denies this.
Buenos Aires —The Chilean question is not
yet settled. It Is understood that Argentina
has rejected the Chilean proposals as to the
method of settlement, and asked for a full
and frank explanation.
Havana—That part of the national party
■which is supporting General Maco, the demo
cratic candidate for the presidency, has voted
to send a cablegram to President Roosevelt
1 asking the latter to recommend that the rep
resentatives of the United States In Cuba
I observe the strictest impartiality in me ap
| proaching election.
Sofia. Bulgaria—The brigands are deter
mined to wait until the disappearance of the
snow permits them freedom of movement be
fore resuming negotiations for the release
of Miss Stone. The impression among the
best-informed people here is that Mr. Dick
i inson's departure for Constantinople increases
the difficulty of gaining the confidence of the
brigands and expediting a settlement of the
Chemnitz. Germany—Baron yon Hammer
st?in has died here under mysterious circum
stances. A woman of bad character went to
the police and said that she had been pushed
into a pit by a military officer. She had a
severe wound on her head and was sent to
, a hospital. The police, upon visiting the
pit, found Baron yon Hammerateln fn it.
He was unconscious and his head was bat
tered. A woman's hat was found in the pIL
Via the Monon Route. Leave every flrat
and third Tuesdays of the month. Low
rates to nearly all southern points. Round
trip and one way tickets. Write L. B.
Sessions, Monon Route, 541 Andrus build
ing, Minneapolis, for rates, folders and
We Are Pumping Oil
FROM TWO WELLS.
The Combined Oil Land Co. t^ «.,;.
NOV. 30 STOCK ADVANCES
The following: telegram was received on the 18th:
"Los Angeles, Ca/., Nov. ißth.
"The Albert E. 'Hall Co., 220 Broad
way, New York:
■ "The Combined Oil Land Co. now
producing oil, having two wells on the
"JOHN D. HOFF, Secretary:'
The opportunities for buying oil stock in companies whose future is
problematic are many. The opportunity for buying stock in a company
which is now an assured success at only thirty cents a share, is something
notable and remarkable.
Since our offer of 300,000 shares at thirty cents, two oil wells have been
struck on our property, making the enterprise one which cannot fail. The
investor is given, for a short time, a chance to secure this stock at only
one-fourth its par value. This opportunity will remain open only until
There is a ready market for our product and dividends will be paid as
You have probably read the previous advertisements of the Combined
Oil Land Company, but we will recapitulate briefly the location and pros
pects of our properties.
The Combined Oil Land Company of California owns outright 5,000
acres in the best California oil section, 2,060 acres are in the Fullerton
oil fields in Orange county, and 2,940 acres are in San Luis, Obispo and
This property was selected by Mr. Frank Brophy, the well known oil
expert, for many years with the Pacific Coast Oil Company, now a Dart of
the Standard Oil Company. •"-**» v
The Santa Fe Railroad Company has twenty-eight producing wells
seven miles from our property. The Fullerton Company has four produc
ing wells six and one-half miles from our property. Several other com
panies whose properties surround ours on every hand have struck oil and
are pumping night and day.
Mr. Brophy is himself personally supervising the drilling of our wells,
two of which have already proved producers as stated above. The oil
produced is high grade refining oil, commanding the immediate price of
$1.80 per barrel.
From present prospects we expect to sell one-half our land at a price
which will enable us to pay one dollar dividend, return two hundred and
fifty thousand dollars to the treasury, and have the remaining half of our
land left to pump oil from, and go on paying dividends and increasing the
value of our stock.
These figures are based upon most conservative estimates, and the
fact that we have now struck oil in two of our wells shows that the esti
mates are most conservative.
California oil is now making fortunes on every hand. Our property
is completely surrounded by the very oil lands that are paying most
richly. The facts show that Mr. Brophy's judgment was correct and that
we have the very best property in the entire field.
The fact that we have struck oil makes our stock doubly desirable,
and the present offering will be exhausted in a very few days. Those who
are interested in the safest and most profitable investment now open to the
public should send their subscriptions at once.
Write for illustrated booklet and latest information, to
The Albert E. Hall Company, IZZ2ZSZ*
DAVID F. BREWER, Northwester Managern.
IN A NUTSHELL
Canton, Ohio—The late President McKin
ley's eßtate is valued at $135,890, and his real
estate at $60,000 to $76,000.
Boise, Idaho—The republican conference se
lected Judge D. W. Stanrod to fill the vacancy
on the national committee caused by the res
ignation of Senator Shoup.
Camden, N. J. —Two more deaths from tet
anus, following vaccination, have occurred
here, making a total of nine deaths from that
disease during the past three weeks.
Terre Haute, Ind.—Prank James, the former
Missouri bandit, made his debut on the stage
here last night in the Across the Desert com
pany. Frank had a bad case of stage fright.
New York—Maurice Barrymore, the actor,
who has been in Astoria sanatorium, is re
ported dying there. In March last he was
taken to Belle vue hospital for examination
as to his sanity.
New York—John T. Hayden, formerly
treasurer of the Swift Beef company, of Chi
cago, who, it was alleged, absconded in July
last with several thousand dollars belonging
to his employers, has been arrested at Wil
Denver —The special grand jury which has
been investigating alleged irregularities in
the district court during the first trial of W.
W. Anderson, charged with attempting to
kill the proprietors of the Denver Post, re
ported that whisky was furnished to the
jurors in the case, and that young women
were Introduced into the jury-room by a
Cleveland—Detectives from the treasury de
partment believe they have unearthed one
of the most extensive smuggling schemes in
the history of the country. They estimate
that |100,00 worth of furs have been smuggled
into the country from Canada, and of this
quantity about $25,000 worth have been con
fiscated from some of the most fashionable
people of northern Ohio.
The through tourist car for California
will run every Thursday via the Chicago
Great Western railway and Santa Fe
route to Los Angeles. New wide vesti
buled Pullman tourist cars are furnished
and these are personally conducted west
of Kansas City. For rates, reservation of
berths, etc., apply to A. J. Aicher, City
Ticket Agent, corner Nicolle.t avenue and
Fifth street. Minneapolis.
The Northwestern members have been In
vited to join a combination which is forming
for the purpose of insisting on the passage
of public buildings bills at the coming ses
Representative Morris called at the post
office department and recommended changes
In the rural free delivery route running from
Anoka to Fridley. Dissatisfaction is ex
pressed by the patrons with this service. An
inspector will be sent to Anoka to make an
Assistant Secretary Taylor has dismissed
Mark Murphy, deputy collector of customs at
Portal, N. D. This was a result of charges
made against Murphy by Mr. Nelson, col
lector of customs at Pemblna, N. D. The
officials decline to make publlg the nature of
the charges preferred against Murphjf.
Cnllfornla—via The 'Sunshine Route.*
If you contemplate a trip to California
this fall or winter consult the Chicago
Milwaukee & St. Paul Ry. '
Beginning Tuesday, Oct. 16th, and every
Tuesday thereafter during the season a
high-class Pullman tourist sleeping car
will leave St. Paul and Minneapolis, run
ning through to Lob Angeles without
change—arriving Los Angeles Saturday
morning, tour days.
The line Is via the celebrated C, M ft
St. P. "Hedrick Route" to Kansas city
thence over the A., T. & S, F. Rt., mak
ing the most popular and Interesting
route to the South Paciflo Coast.
This service includes the "personally
conducted" feature west of Missouri river
—a special conductor aoompanies each
car, whose duty It is to carefully look
after the wants of each individual pas
Write for the cheapest rates and for
copy of th© "Sunshine" folder, containing
full particulars of this famous route.
—J. T. ConJey, Asst. Gen. Pass. Agent.
C. M. & St. P. Ry., St. Paul.
Looking; for a Homef
Call at 800 Line ticket office, 119 3d st
8, to secure hom&seekerß' tickets to All