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WIIXIAM TIPPERMA.V, aged 86 years,
•who was taken to the city hospital from the
poor farm, on Oct. IS, died last night of inan
KxiircMs Offices Open Sunday — All
the express companies doing business here
•will keep their offices open all day next Sun
day to accommodate senders and recipients of
holiday packages.
Forfeited $100 Ball — Bail to the
amount of $100 was forfeited by Lottie Phil
lips, who was charged with keeping a dis
orderly house, but who failed to appear in
tne municipal court this morning.
!ii street N, wile of C. T. Korbach,
erelal agent for the Burlington, Cedar
£ Northern road, died at 4:30 o'clock
ornlng, at St. Barnabas hospital, after
an illness oi about two weeks.
To Welefc tin- Weed—The United
will take a general inventory of the
cigar and tob&coo factories In Minneapolis
on Jan. 1. All cigars will be counted and
0 weighed by deputies of the internal
revenue department. In this way any short
age will be ascertained and a balance will bo
The Yale lteunion—The Yale Alumni
Association of Uie Northwest will hold its
eighteenth annual business meeting at the
Aberdeen in St. Paul at < o'clock Saturday
evening, Jan. 4. A dinner will follow. .Min
neapolis members will go over on a special
inter urban, leaving the West Hutel at ti:lii,
returning after the dinner.
No F. B. Sullivan in the 13th—F. B.
Sullivan, a young man arrested in Dallas,
Texas, yesterday, charged with several burg
laries, who claimed to be a member of the
old Thirteenth Minnesota, never served in
ihe regiment, at least not under that name.
Colonel Ames was this morning askei if ho
knew the man, and he said lie did not. He
went over the roster and failed to find Sulli
van's name in it.
Squeezed by Cars—Joseph A. Julian, a
switchman in the Omaha railroad yards, was
crushed between a freight car and the plat
form of the freight depot at 2 o'clock this
morning. He was removed to Asbury hos
pital, where it -was learned that he had sus
tained internal injuries which may prove very
eerious. Julian is 25 years old and has been
employed as a switchman only a short time.
His home is at "Willniar, Minn.
Foreman Xot Gnilty — The case
against Bart Foreman of 1615 E Twenty
fourth street for alleged theft from a nickel
ln-the-slot machine was dismissed and a new
complaint made iv the municipal court. In
the second case Foreman was charged with
unlawfully breaking into the building of H.
C. Brinkman. at 24H5 Bloomington avenue.
Foreman told a straight story and was found
not guilty.
Roger A'ail Honored—Roger Vail, as
sociate editor of the Irish Standard, of Min
neapolis, has beeu appointed to act on the
executive committee of the United Irish
League of America, which Redwood, McHugh
and O'Donnell, members of parliament, came j
to America to organize. It is thought that i
Mr. Vail's appointment is largely due to the |
fact that the Standard has always advocated
tbje cause of Ireland as championed by the
envoys who have but recently returned home.
>luy Take Two Holidays—The Min
neapolis Chamber of Commerce will to-mor
row consider the advisability of taking an
extra holiday next week. The' Chicago Board
of Trade has about decided to close on Tues
day ami Wednesday, and the local board may
follow. The only objection to taking the ex
tra day here is the possible loss to the cash
wheat men on account of deinurage on ship
ments held over.
Mas Helped in Revision—Charles T.
Thompson, a member of the Presbyterian re- !
vision committee, will arrive home to-morrow !
after the meeting just closed at Washington.
D. R. Xoyes of St. Paul, another member,
•ays that the committee will make public
none of its work. The matter of textual re
vision is not fully settled, but the revised i
Creed has been drawn up and the additional ;
chapters prepared for action. The work will
be completed at the next meeting in Pbila- I
delphia, Feb. 5.
Wide Area of Snow and Ice — The
buow and ice bulletin of this week showa a
much larger area covered than last week. It
extends from 100 to 400 miles further south
than last week and is much greater in extent
than a year ago. Last year the snow was
ir.urh deeper in the lake region than this
The Mississippi is frozen to Hannibal
and the Missouri nearly to .Omaha. On the !
Hudson and New England rivers, freshets [
carried out the ice. Last year the
Tipper Mississippi and the upper Missouri were
free from ice at this time.
Soldiers' Home Bnsiness — ■ At the
monthly meeting of the Soldiers' Home trus
tees yesterday, the new application blanks
were considered. They will show details re
garding the state of the applicant's finances,
amount he is earning, what property he has,
his eavings., etc. After the routine business
of the meeting had been disposed of, men
tion was made of the needed alterations in
the home. These will be allowed. The num
■ber of inmates has increased from 385 to 393
eince the last meeting, and the board feels
that more roam must soon be provided. The
matter will probably come up at the spring
She Came to St. Anthony in 1854—
Fnneral Snnday.
Mrs. Catherine MoLaughlin died Thursday
afternoon at the home of her daughter, Mrs.
Robert H. Roers, 2704 Eighteenth avenue S.
Mrs. McLaughlin and her husband came to
Bt. Anthony in 1854, and they were among
the most active of the territorial pioneers.
Mrs. McLaughlin is credited with having dis
covered the old spring which is still a feature
on the university campus. She had been ill
for two years preceding her death. Ten of her
twelve children are living in Minneapolisl.
Michael, Prank, Thomas and William are em
ployed by the Milwaukee road. Another son,
J. J. McLaughlin, is at Santa. Rosa, Cal. The
daughters are Mrs. H. S. Gilbert, Alexandria,
Minn.; Mrs. R. H. Roers and Mrs. E. Ran
dolph, Minneapolis. A sister, Mrs. John Gal-
Yin, also survives 1 her. The funeral will b*
held from the residence of Mr. and Mrs. R
H. Roer Sunday at 2 p; m.
He Gives Interesting Information
About Conditions in Luzon.
Major Cook, an officer of the Third
United States infantry, when that regi
ment was stationed at Fort Snelliug, but
now serving as senior major of the Twen
ty-sixth, was in the twin cities yesterday,
on leave of absence from his regiment,
now in the Philippines. Major Cook says
that a mistaken idea exists in this coun
try regarding conditions in the islands,
and asserts that the mortality rate among
the troops there Is not so high as it was
in the winter camps during the Spanish-
American war. The men \*>ho leave na
tive drinks alone, he says, retain their
health: and experience no bad effects from
the climate or other causes. The com
missary, he believes to be the most effi
cient department of the army, end adds
that troops in the Philippines are pro
vided with the best refrigerated meats
from Australia.
Major Cook says the Third regiment is
now stataioned at Molabon, and adds that
it will probably be returned to the states
next March. The regiment has seen con
siderable fighting.
Speaking of the future of the islands
the major gives it as his opinion that the
natives will become friendly, just as soon
as they can be made .to realize that this
country has no intention to persecute
them as did the Spaniards. The little red
school house, he believes, will beget con
fidence in American rule and American
institutions, and after that all difficulties
will be wiped away. i. -ri.
Excelsior Man Charged With Cutting
Too Freely In Itasca. County.
Frank H. Roberts was taken before
United States Commissioner Abbott to
day on the charge of having illegally cut
government timber in Itasca county. Mr
Roberts was released on his own recog
nizance and will appear for preliminary
examination Jan. 3. ■
Mr. Roberts lives at Excelsior, but for
three years lived on land in Itasca county
, after It was .opened for settlement. It is
lawful to cut timber to clear land for
cultivation and for improvements, but not
for sale or speculation until a patent
has been issued. It is asserted that Mr.
Roberts did not intend to cut more tim
ber than he was allowed to cut under the
laws. •
x John W. , Thomas & Co., will sell you a
glove . certificate. j
Thomas J. Hickey Here Trying to
Straighten Things Out.
Wiiuiot, Beall and Lennon All In
terested—At Present Beall
Han It.
Thomas J. Hickey, president of the new
American association of baseball clubs, is
in the twin cities trying to bring order
out of the baseball chaos. The statement
has been made repeatedly that Walter
Wilmot has ben or will be awarded the
Minneapolis franchise in the American as
sociation and that he will be the sole
owner of the franchise and the leases of
the Nicollet and Minnehaha baseball
parks. Other statements have been made
to the effect that George E. Liennon of
St. Paul, has secured control of the leases
on the parks and is after the franchise or
an interest in it; all of which may or may
not be true.
It is unlikely that the franchise has been
awarded to Wilmot. There is little doubt
that President Hickey with George E.
Lennon of St. Paul and George Tebeau of
Kansas City would like very much to oust
A. B. Beall from Minneapolis. According
to the telegraphic reports of the Amer
ican association's meeting the franchise
was awarded to Mr. Beail, and as there
have been, no meetings since, it is to be
presumed that he is still the owner of
the franchise. That the circuit commit
tee has decided to change this may be true
but unless this committee has been given
power to act Wilmot has not yet secured
the franchise.
It Will Take $4,000.
It has been no secret that Walter Wil
mot wants to control the franchise in
Minneapolis, where he has achieved so
much success in baseball. It is under
stood that if he can raise $4,000 the cards
will be so dealt that Beall will be out and
Wilmot will bo in.
In case Wilmot fails, Lennon will make
an effort to add the Minneapolis franchise
to his holdings, the title being nominally
in two residents of this city. If such a
scheme is on foot, President Hickey is
warned that it would be better to stop it
right there. Syndicate ball will be just
as popular here as it has been else
where, it is added, and the astute presi
dent of the new baseball league mistakes
the temper of the public here if he thinks
While the public may be indifferent as
to whether Beall or Wilmot secures the
plum, provided a high grade of baseball
is offered, there must be no evidences of
syndicate ball or the interest will fall
away. Both Beall and Wilmot have splen
did reputations as " clean sportsmen and
neither will be suspected of collusion at
any time.
Mr. Mickey's Stand.
Of the situation Mr. Hickey speaks as
We stand to-day just where we stood when
we organized our association. We will start
off the 1902 season with the circuit agreed
upon at our meeting in Chicago. We are
I not bothered about the claims made by the
[ Western.
The Western magnates are fighting for one
thing. They want to lorce us out of Kansas
City. They do not intend to enter Mil
waukee and they are trying to hold on to St.
Paul and Minneapolis in the hope that they
can force a compromise offer from us. You
need not worry about the American associa
tion. The American will have teams in the
towns it has named for its circuit. We have
that Minneapolis location, and we will have
a team in Minneapolis.
Whitfleld Is not holding the lease for the
Milwaukee park. Up to date ha is minus
the lease and the American will have first
chance at the Milwaukee grounds. The West
ern cannot afford to go into Milwaukee and
the Western magnates know it. Tebeau has
the real location in Kansas City end he will
have the support of the Kansas City baseball
enthusiasts. They showed the Western last
year that they did not think much of the
teams from towns like Dcs Moines, Colorado
Springs and Denver and they even protested
against Omaha. Sow can the Western, with
these same small towns, hope to go in there
and meet with success?
President Whitfield's Work.
It is not likely that President Hlckey*
underestimates the strength of the West
ern League. President Whitfield is new
as a baseball magnate, but he is a veteran
in the sporting world. He has the active
support of all the minor league magnates
and. has established friendly ' relations
with both the National and the American
leagues. Moreover, he has associated
with him such baseball men as James
Manning, William Rourke and W r. T. Van
Brunt. That the Western will actually
enter the twin cities may be doubted, but.
if it does the American association will
know that it has a fight on hand. Hickey
has reason to fear it.
The local situation is not clear by any
means, and it may be some time before
the fans will know just where to place
their affections.
Public Affairs Committee Gets a Val
uable Enterprise.
The decision of the Wabash Screen Door
company to occupy the old Johnson-Hurd
factory, which has stood idle for so long
a time, is due to the good work of the
public affairs committee of the Commer
cial Club. / ;
In canvassing the situation for business
concerns the committee discovered that
the demand for the output of sash and
door factories in tlm cfty greatly ex
ceeded the supply. With factories running
night and day to the limit of their capac
ity manufacturers reported their in
ability .to supply the trade on time to be
gin to keep up with the constantly in
creasing call for their products.
It at once became apaprent that a thriv
ing business was going to waste in the
continued suspension of operations at the
Johnson-Hurd plant, and the committee
immediately took steps. Sash and door
companies which would have been glad of
the chance to do business in Minneapolis,
had remained in blissful ignorance of this
opportunity, until the committee opened
negotiations with the Rhinelander, Wis.,
company, which was quick to Btrike a bar
A Tribune-Ism Makes Trouble for
the Tax Commission.
General W. J. Hahn of the state tax
commission, called up The Journal
this afternoon and said:
"I wish you would state for me and for
the tax commission that there isn't one
syllable of truth in the predictions of the
Trubun© this morning as to what the
commission would do. The false report
has already caused us a good deal of an
noyance, a number of persons having
called up to inquire about it. I repeat
that there isn't one syllable of truth in
what the Tribune said."
It was stated among other things tliat
the commission was figuring on the entire
elimination of the gross earnings tax
system. The absurdity of this Is apparent
when it is remembered that the gross
earnings tax system is prescribed by the
state constitution and could not be elim
inated by the tax commission, even if it
were thought desirable.
Washington, Dec. 21.—Postmasters ap
pointed to-day: lowa—Conesville, Musoatlne
county, P. B. Gay; Ryan, Delaware county,
F. L. Houston; East Peru, Madison county v'
Z. Warpter. South Dakota—Nowlin, Stanley
county, H. A. Patterson. Wisconsin—Calumet
ville, Fond dv Lac county, Julius Schwenck;
Yellow Stone, Lafayette county, Robert Dar
row; Buncombe, Lafayette county Phillip
Given Away.
Beautiful Rose Jar to purchasers of 50c
Tea or Coffee. Come Saturday. A. & P
Tea Co., 521 Nicollet avenua-
President Desires Personally
to Run Every Govern
ment Branch.
Rumors of General Cabinet
Reorganization Fill
the Air.
From Tim Journal Bureau., Jioom *>J» Pott
Building, Washington. •
Washington, Dec. 21.—T0-day the air
is tilled with rumors of a general cabinet
reorganization. Whether any of them is
reliable only the future can tell, but
Washington is accepting them as true,
and gossiping accordingly. It is pointed
out that President Roosevelt's vigorous
personality and his manifest intention
to minimize the authority of his cabinet
officers, himself assuming a larger share
of the work of directing the entire affairs
of the government than any of his later
predecessors, do not please the men now
making up h-is official family. These are
men of ripe years and experience and they
do not fancy the idea of being reduced to
the position of clerks. Th*t is the word
their friends are using.
Roosevelt has decided every important
questions were decided by the cabinet of
partments since his succession to the
presidency. Under McKinley all these
qeustiins were decided by the cabinet of
ficers and reported to the president for his
formal approval, which was always forth
coming. This increase of the presidential
control of department affairs is given as
one reason for Secretary Gage's prob
able retirement. For similar reasons it
it is believed that Secretaries Long and
Hitchcock are to retire. The former has
earned the ill will of the country and been
out of touch with the White House
through his attitude towards Admiral
Schley. The latter is not in accord with
the president on questions of interior de
partment policy. Roosevelt is said to be
too vigorous and pushing for Mr. Hitch
cock and to be carrying the department
forward along advanced lines regardless
of the secretary.
Merriain for the Interior.
Three members of the present cabinet
are westerners—Gage, Hitchcock and Wil
son. The last named -will remain. The
president thoroughly approves his policy.
It is understood that Hitchcock's place
will be filled by a westerner, and here is
where Governor Merriain of Minnesota
comes in. No easterner could make an
ideal interior official, and of the western
ers mentioned Merriam is given the lead
in to-day's gossip. Should Secretary Hay
resign and Secretary Root take his place,
there might be an opening for Judge Taft.
If it is true that the president intends
to go west for a new secretary of state in
the person of Taft and also for a new sec
retary of the interior, in addition to the
post of postmaster general just given
Henry C. Payne of Wisconsin, he may
wiant to take Gage's successor from the
east. This is what the big financiers
want. It is persistently rumored to-day
that Thomas Lowry of Minneapolis, has
come to Washington by appointment with
Governor Merriam, and that to-night at
a dinner at Merrlam's house, steps will
be taken to bring 1 Merriam to the presi
dent's notice as a suitable man for the
interior or treasury portfolio, provided it
is the president's purpose to select Mr.
Gage's successor from a western state.
Senator Hanna is also strongly in favor
of Merriam. Mr. Lowry to-day said he
thought Merriam would make an ideal
secretary of the treasury or interior, but
would not admit that his visit to Wash
ington had anything to do with cabinet
gossip. He w rill, however, do what he
can should Merriam request his aid.
In justice to Roosevelt, it should be re
membered that Secretaries Hay, Long,
Smith, Gage and Hitchcock have been on
the books to retire for more than a year.
Perhaps they all would have gone had Me-
Kinley lived. Surely some of mem would.
It is therefore not fair to assume that the
present revival of talk of cabinet reor
ganization grows entirely out of Roose
velt's aggressive and assertive personalil
ty. The personal equation, however, un
doubtedly has had something to do with
it, and may be slightly hastening events.
Not Permanent for Rising.
It developed to-day that H. G. Rising
of Faribault was not reinstated perma
nently to his old position of special agent
in the rural free delivery service. On his
presentation of the fact that under the
order of dismissal he was dropped without
ceremony and was therefore left to pay
his own traveling expenses to his home in
Minnesota., he was put back in service un
til December 31, so that he might use his
■commission for transportation home.
The charges against him are still on the
records of the department, together with
his answer, which was filed early this
week. On the strength of his reply the
postmaster general modified the order of
dismissal and Rising has been allowed to
resign to take effect Dec. 31.
The foregoing statement is made on .the
authority of Superintendent Machen of
the rural delivery service. The state
ment in these dispatches Wednesday that
Rising has been permanently reinstated
was made on Rising's authority.
Mr. Lowry Pauses to Talk.
Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Lowry arrived
in Washington last night and are stop,
ping at Willard's. They will start for
home Sunday morning. To-night they will
dine with Governor Merriam.
'"My visit to Washingtono has no sig
nificance," said Mr. Lowry to The
Journal to-day. "Mrs. Lowry and I
have been in New York for a few days,
and, having finished my business there, we
prepared to start home. The news of'the
cold snap, however, rather disturbed us
and we made up our minds to kill time for
a few days here, hoping in the meantime
the cold wave would be over."
To-morrow Mr. Lowry will call on the
president, "but I have nothing to ask
him," he saidi. "I am not after office,
and do not know that any of my friends
Asked about gossip which connects
Governor Merriam with the treasury port
folio as a possible successor to Lyman J.
Gage, he said:
"Mr. Merriam would make an ideal
cabinet officer, and if he is a candidate I
should gladly help him in any way. pos
! sible. I saw him this morning, but he
said nothing to indicate that he was look
ing in the direction of the cabinet." '
Minnesota Rural Routes.
Orders were issued at the postoffice de
partment to-day'for the establishment of
rur,al free delivery service in Minnesota
to commence Feb. 1 as follows, with car
riers: . -.. ... r 'l'i--''"'-S\
Alden, Freeborn county, Peter C. Larson;
Dodge Center, Dodge county, two routes, h!
B. Blunt and J. E. Gilman; Eagle Lake, Blue
Earth county, Elijah M. Pressnall; Hayfleld,
Dodge county, two routes, Sam Erlckson and
C. J. Hobson; Kasson, Dodge county, Alfred
C. Johnson Lakeville, •: Dakota county, Wm.
A. Newcomt); DeKalb, * Buchanan county, two
routes, Thomas Shafn«r and R. J. Strong.
—W. W. Jetrm&ne.
It Will Hold Its First Meeting on
'January 6.
The first meeting of the grand jury in
1902 will be held on January 6. ; Those, who
have drawn seats in that body are Charles
W. Frizzell, Theo. Basting, Frank Bard
well, George Hield, Jacob Coulter, C. B.
Brooks, W. S. Ankeny, W.. R. Anderson,
Nicholas L. Jacquinet, Fred L. Van Dusen
Frederick K. Kenaston, Frank H. Lewis'
A. F. Elliott, Frank M. Prince, Jamea c!
Young, ■J. , X.' Gilmore. ; Simon Joseph,
George : Ouacott, 'J.; F. R. , Foaa, John E. 1
Bell, William C. Spottswood. W. B. An
derson and Charles N. ■ Robinson,
Hundreds en Route for Europe for
the Holidays.
Prosperity Responsible for the Larg
vat Exodus in the flintory
of Northwest.
Hundreds of Scandinavians are en route
from the northwestern states to the land
of their nativity, where they will enjoy
the Christmas and New Years festivities
at the old home. Never before in the his
tory of Minneapolis have so many passed
through this city on their way back to the
old countries. During the entire year the
travel has ben rather heavier than usual,
and since Nov. 1, it, is estimated that no
less than 1,500 have engaged passage at
local steamship offices. The largest num
ber making the holiday trip in any previ
ous year was 1,200 and last year the num
ber fell short of 1,00. Agents assert that
at least 96 per cent of those going abroad
now will return in the spring and that
they will bring with them thre times their
The Prosperity Dilemma.
Prosperous conditions such as now exist
place the foreign-born citizen in a most
perplexing dilemma. He asks: Is it not
better to remain at work as long as there
is work to do and wages to be had than to
leave a good paying position and take the
trip back to Europe? He argues that
when business is dull, work scarce and
wages low, then is the time to return to
his old home, rather than to remain here
idle. So while the universal prosperity
of the past year, which has placed money
in the pockets of every workingman,
would naturally lead to the supposition
that the travel across the ocean would be
heavy, the tendency is to keep the labor
ers here until his employment is lost and
then make it advisable for him to go back
Going in Crowds.
But this year conditions have been
! anomalous. The laborers clung to their
i work until the last minute and then
I started abroad in a bunch. On Nov. 26
one steamship line took a party of 225
j from Minneapolis from the Scandinavian
i peninsula, and the agents declare that
I there would have been at least 100 more
at that time had the weather not remained
good. Men were still working in the fields
I at high wages, and they would not leave.
Later, however, when bad weather set in,
men left the fields, came to Minneapolis,
and took passage. Similar conditions of
the traffic were reported by all the lines.
Farmers in Majority.
By far the greater share of emigrants
this year has been farmers. Usually they
are the young men who have been here
but a year or two bur who have taken
homesteads in the northwestern states.
They will return early in March, before
seeding time. Many of the older Scandi
navian farmers have leased their farms
and prepared to make a visit of a year or
two in their home country.
However, the agents say that never has
the number of Scandinavian^ residents of
Minneapolis taking the trip back to Eu
rope been so large. One party of 225 made
up in Minneapolis and, leaving here on
Dec. 1, included 100 residents of this city.
The Omaha Road to Shorten and
Rearrange Its Service.
Heretofore the South Dakota Pil
grim Haw Had a Hard
Time of It.
Commencing Jan. 1, the Omaha road
will so shorten and rearrange its service
between Minneapolis and South Dakota
as to bring points in that territory a day
nearer to this city. In addition to the big
reduction in the running time between
Minneapolis and South Dakota points on
the Omaha, the new schedule will cut out
the present tedious delay between trains
at Tracy, Minn. With the new arrange
ment passengers who have been forced
to lay over at Tracy for more than six
hours at night will take a through train
from Minneapolis at 4:20 and wake up at
Brookings, Watertown or other destina
The train that leaves Minneapolis under
the present schedule at 4:20 p. m. arrives
at Tracy at 11 p. m., where passengers
must wait until 5:30 a. m. in order to
make connections on the North-Western
to South Dakota points. The Omaha has
now arranged with the North-Western to
run through sleepers from Minneapolis to
Brookings and Watertown.
The change will be greatly appreciated
by the traveling public between here and
the South Dakota points interested, and
will do much to stimulate traffic in that
It will place Minneapolis in close touch
with a territory from which it has, to
a considerable extent, been cut off by
reason of the slow service which obtains
at present, and will mean much for the
business relations between this city and
South Dakota points.
South Dakota Attorney Is Convicted
of Embezzlement.
Special to The Journal.
Sioux Palls, S. D., Dec. 21.—The jury fn
the case of S. H. Wright, the Centerville
attorney charged with embezzlement,after
being out all night returned a verdict this
afternoon of guilty. Sentence will be
pronounced to-morrow at 10 o'clock. A
motion for a new trial will be made and
if not granted an appeal will be taken to
the state supreme court.
Given Away.
Beautiful Rose Jar to purchasers of 600
Tea or Coffee. Come Saturday. A. & P.
Tea Co., 521 Nicollet avenue.
Lieut J. N. Munro Is Here to Wed
Lieutenant J. N. Munro of the oavalry
branch of the United States army, who
is in the city on furlough, came here on a
little matter of business arranged by the
saucy blind god. Lieutenant Munro is
to be married during the holidays to Miss
Lulu B. Mabey, a teacher in the Minne
apolis schools. The ceremony will take
place at Lake City, the home of both the
young people.
Lieutenant Munro formerly called Min
neapolis his home, and he has known for
some time the young lady who is soon to
become his wife. When the Spanish-
American war broke out he was assigned
to service in the Philippines and there
won a distinction for bravery and gal
lantry. On one occasion Lieutenant Munro
Wah Lee's Ghost Still Busy
Special to The Journal.
Sioux City. lowa, Dec. 21.—The ghost of Wah Lee. the Chinaman who com
mitted suicide in the county jail eighteen years ago, has turned up again in the
strong cage of the Jail. S. T. Bradley, a new prisoner arrested by the federal
authorities, says he has seen the apparition, and he is corroborated by other
inmates. Last night at 2 o'clock, a dog which sleeps in the jail corridor as guard,
♦ J™ lnln B. and slunk to a farther corner terrified. This dog has repeatedly
testified to the existence of the ghost by piteous whining at times when the pris
oners say the ghost appears. A prominent citizen has asked Jailer Krege for
permission to sleep in the cell to satisfy his curiosity.
He's in Training for the Big
Refuses to Talk, but Will Probably
Prepare a Statement.
He In on the Defensive Now and His
Statement Will Be Eagerly
James J. Hill, president of the North
ern Securities company, the center of
more interest and the object of more
criticism than any other man in the
northwest, walked serenely'into the Great
Northern office building shortly before
noon yesterday, accompanied by Vice
President James N. Hill and Louis W.
Hill, president of the Eastern Minnesota.
Mr. Hill looked tired and somewhat
worn as the result of ttte great battle he
has fought in the arena of Wall str&et,
and is apparently determined to get as
much rest as possible before he has to
take up the fight before him. It will be
a fight of defense this time instead of
Before going Into the Great Northern
building Mr. Hill's attention was drawn
to the fact that he would very likely be
besieged by representatives of the news
papers, and he was asked whether or not
he would be interviewed. Mr. Hill re
plied that if he saw one reporter at this
time he would have to see them all. In
asmuch as he had matters which required
his immediate attention he would see no
one for "the present and this ultimatum
was given out by Mr. Hill's secretaries.
At Work on His Statement.
The Journal learned, however, that
Mr. Hill has decided to prepare a state
ment for the press in which he will make
an elaborate defense, or rather explana
tion of the objects of the merger. What
he will show is not known. That he im
mediately entered upon the task is cer
tain, for he sent for General Solicitor
Grover and had numerous clerks hustling
about for various statistics regarding
freight tariffs, etc. The president has at
J hand a number of comparisons which it
! is supposed he will use to prove his points.
When this statement apepars, it will be
the first authoritative utterance on the sub
ject of the merger. Mr. Hill has for rea
sons known to himself only, been as mum
as a sphinx since the thing was planned,
excepting for ocacsional declarations that
the public was misinformed; that the
merger will be a good thing, etc. At last
the public is to know the why and where
M. D. Mann of Counsel.
Attorney General Douglas declines to
discuss report that he has retained M. D.
Munn of St. Paul as associate counsel for
the state in the antimerger case. Mr.
Munn has been in consultation with him,
however, and is believed to be connected
with the case in an advisory capacity. Mr.
Douglas was asked whether any eastern
counsel had been retained. He replied:
"I do not care to discuss the question
until the papers in the case have been
Hill's Brief Stay in Chicago Was
Fully Occupied.
Special to The Journal.
Chicago, Dec. 21.—James J. Hill, presi
dent of the Great Northern railway and of
the Northern Securities company, arrived
here yesterday from New York and left
in the evening for St. Paul. He was met
here by Darius Miller, who has 'just been
elected vice president of the Burlington,
and by George B. Harris, president of the
Burlington. The latter was in conference
with Mr. Hill nearly all afternoon.
Mr. Hill declined to be interviewed re
garding his relations with Harriman and
the fight that Is being made against the
consolidation if interests of the roads con
trolled by Mr. Hill.
Vice President Darius Miller spent an
hour or two in the general offices of the
Burlington getting pointers to guide him
in the mangement of the company's traffic
affairs after January 1. Mr. Miller con
firms the report that he would move his
headquarters from St. Paul to Chicago.
He will come here on Jan. 1.
The Agreement With Stickney.
It Is stated that upon the return of Mr.
Hill to St. Paul negotiations will be re
sumed between him and President Stick
ney of the Chicago Great Western where
by the latter is to come practically under
Hill's control. Mr. Stickney has also
gone to St. Paul from New York and will
remain there over the holidays. Friend
ly relations have existed between Presi
dents Hill and Stickney for some time.
New Pool to Handle That Stock: and
Union Pacific.
Special to The Journal.
New York, Dec. 21.—The strength of St.
Paul stock to-day was largely contributed
to by liberal buying from Chicago. Re
ports were current that Norman B. Ream
entered a populous Philippine village at
the head of scarcely more than a cor
poral's guard of men. However, he suc
ceeded in bluffing the Filipino leaders into
believing that other Amrican troops were
near at hand and that opposition would be
useless. The village surrendered, hardly
a shot being fired, and the natives gave
up their arms. At the time there were no
reinforcements within a radius of many
miles. The exploit was a notable one,
and the lieutenant was given due credit
in the official dispatches.
After the wedding Lieutenant and Mrs.
Munro will take a brief wedding trip be
fore rejoining the lieutenant's regiment,
which is now stationed at Fort Riley,
Ly-'.;JH Have you a savings book
SSSk \IM or an of .this? If not,
Cm mil iUF commence the new year
il«»e#« of the
( -^ •"") Henstßphd County
r^fe *^^o^ ' Savings Bank.
-^- v* 5* Bonds $100,000.00
/fjwHßmL%% State of Mass. g°! n d ds .' 50,000.00
/lIH AMBrI Municipal Eonds. .. 884,846.26
iM| wwl-?- Preminm on Bonds.. ( 47,255.96
/S^^J^^^^^"^- Mortgage Loans, main*
/^^^^^^SL-^" ly oa farras •' •' 613 '184-55
l^jpliSp^^^rag^ \g Collateral and Endorsed 878,511.22
Deposits Dec. 10, 1901, $2,094.(535; Cap
mWmxfflMwW ital (in U. S. Bonds), $100,000; Sur-
BSP^^^^ffi I Plus, ©25,000; Deposits,-82,700,000.
l^^H^^ J- E- BELL ' President.
f^P^P^"s^^S W* "' LEE> Cashier'
/^^^^^^^ Deposits up to the sth of January
nsllj draw interest from the Ist, at 3 per
N<^ „i,i. .1,, I cent, compounded twice a year.
.; ■? i; : ■ 7
Phoenix Building. 60 S. FOURTH STREET.
and other Chicago operators had formed
a new pool to handle both St. Paul and
: Union Pacific. Large earnings and pros- I
i pects of extra dividend distribution were I
I used as bull points in St. Paul trading. \
Standard oil interests also were said to i
be buyers.
Still in tbe Adjourning Bnsinesi.
Chicago, Dec. 21.—Stockholders of th 6 Burl
ington met to-day and adjourned again with
out objection until next Friday.
Baldwin's Dramatic Appeal
in Doyle-Burns Million
Dollar Case.
Council Bluffs, lowa, Dec. 21.—John. N.
Baldwin to-day continued hi 3 closing ar
gument for the plaintiff in the Doyle-
Burns million dollar mining suit.
A most dramatic incident was when Mr.
Baldwin referred to the effort made by
the defendant in January, 1899, to have the
judgment secured in the present case set
aside. When Judge Thornell, in the ex
ercise of his discretion, set aside the
judgment, he said that Doyle, who had lain
for eight months in a Colorado prison,
must be released. The prison doors
swung open and Doyle walked forth a free
man, returned to Victor to be received
by his fellow townsmen with open arms,
while the judge who had rendered the
infamous decision which imprisoned him
was driven from the bench to the place
where he belonged.
Senator Peterson was in the act of mak
ing a memorandum of the language of Mr.
Baldwin when the latter turned fiercely
upon him and declared, "You have been
before this jury for two days; it's my turn
Senator Hanna Enthusiastic Over
Results of Conference.
Washington, Dec. 21. —Senator Hanna,
chairman of the committee of thirty-six,
who has just returned from the oapital
labor conference in New York, said to-day
of the results of the conference:
I consider the conference the greatest step
ever taken for the speedy settlement of dis
putes arising between labor and capital. The
organization of capital, which has come to
stay, was an evolution which was naturally
preceded by the organization of labor, which
also has come to sty, and the concentra
tion of the Interests of the two Bides which
should be friendly, not hostile, in the hands
of a comparatively few individuals will
make for the best Interests of both. Too
much, of course, must not be expected at
first. The public must not get the idea that
we are to revolutionize everything relating to
the condition of labor and capital. We are
opposed to oompulsory arbitration. We be
lieve we can accomplish more by getting into
closer touch and contact with labor. The
first step will be to establish a relationship
between the two interests, and this' wili serve
as a foundation to work on. While we do not
expect there will be no strikes, they will be
minimized as a result of the conciliation and
arbitration policy.
■ 'i^^J^\\\r !M% We wish to call the at
l|lf —^i|l ''!i% tention of Christmas
;i;::iij>fs^v\i'i^-'i!S 1 shoppers to our very re-
!/■^^J-U^ivk l'lHll cent importation of Gen
lli*wlW tlemcns wear, possess
■il&iilW in £ all those Qualities
ff^^iWiiy nnedhtas V PC°P ° f '""
(|l|^l^^d>^k Smoking Jackets Pajamas
W^StWv%^ Bath Robes Night Shirts
vu^-tH^ w^/ onse es Underwear
>L-v.ferl\ v Umbrellas' Collars
XSw^-j-' Canes Scarf Pins
\£j~yr. m ' Neckwear Shirt Studs
; Mufflers Sleeve Buttons
———— Gloves Garters
"If it came from Hosiery Full Dress ShiildJ
Barnaby*S Suspenders Steamer Rugs
he will know it i. od." Handkerchiefs Opera Hats
■•■•■'■■ ■■ - -- - I Shirts flats, Caps
{■atrip Brand Tlie finest butter sold in
tagie oranu tnecitv . putupm 00.
Mb prints, 3 and 5-lb jars; lb.only.. £OC
Fyfra HroAtnarw Fine, in 3 and 5-lb
cxira creamery jars . rlb -_
only, i tOC
Separator Dairy Very best, 5-pound
separator uairy ]ars j perlb £«
only .....:... LOG
Tlairu RiiHar Good, Sweet, 5 and 10
--uairy eunsr pouu i Jars . ' per - ft
pound £Utf
Hhaaea A" kinds, at lowest living
unsese prices »
Special for Sunday : Vanilla, Nut and Choc
olate, in Neapolitan Brick.
1 quart 300
2 quarts 500
f 309 Hennepin Avenue.
Tel. 914, Both Lines.
It Still Keeps the Local Bureau
The weather is still keeping the weather
bureau guessing. Yesterday it was ex
pected that the cold period would continue
for thirty-six hours. To-day it is al
ready warmer with a prospect of still
higher temperatures. Observer T. S.
Outram places more faith in. the warm
wave which is coming from the north
west that in the perfidious one which ap
peared in the west on Wednesday and then
disappeared. Extreme low pressure pre
vails in. the northwest territory and high
pressure in Oklahoma which insures
southerly winds.
In Minneapolis it was — 8 at 8 o'clock
and — i at noon. The temperature has
risen 4 degrees at Duluth and 12 at Moor
head. The rise was 30 degrees At Bis
marck and 26 at Rapid City.
The temperatures are still below zero
in Minnesota, eastern parts of the Dako
tas, Nebraska and Kansas. It was —16 at
La Crosse and —10 at Milwaukee this
morning. It is very cold in Davenport
and St. Louis. The cold reaches to the
gulf and has struck below 32 degrees
everywhere except at Jacksonville, where
the thermometer reads 36 above.
Strange to relate at Havre, Mont., the
temperature is the same as at Jackson
: ville and warmer than at Galveston, New
Orleans and Charleston. At Calgary tho
temperature is 34 above higher than at
any point on the South Atlantic and gulf
coasts except Jacksonville. It continues
warm on the Pacific coast.
Given Away.
Beautiful Rose Jar to purchasers of 50c
Tea or Coffee. Come Saturday. A. & P.
Tea Co.. 521 Nlcollet avenue.

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