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83d day of December, 1901.
«;. A. TULLER,
Notary Public. Hennepin County,
Mr. Hill's Statement
Mr. Hill has come home to find that
the people of the northwest are up in
arms against his railroad consolidation
scheme. He seems to have been proceed
ing upon the theory that it is entirely his
affair and something about which the
people of the northwest have nothing to
gay. He finds it necessary to make a
statement. This statement The Jour
nal has laid before its readers through
out the northwest.
The gist of that statement, as we un
derstand it, seems to he that Mr. Hill
seeks to control the Northern Pacific in
order to prevent the Harriman interests
and the Union Pacific from controlling it.
He pictures an alarming state of affairs
as likely to result if the Union Pacific
should have obtained control of the
Northern Pacific, and of the consequences
to the northwest of destroying competi
tion between these two transcontinental
But what of the Great Northern? Would
It have gone- out of business as a com
peting line? Would it have ceased to run
its trains from the twin cities and the
head of the lake 3to Puget sound? Really,
the threatened consolidation of the Union
■Pacific and the Northern Pacific as a
menace to the northwest and an obstruc
tion to transcontinental traffic does not
seem to threaten the calamity which Mr.
Hill would have us epprehend so long as
the Great Northern remains out of the
deal, an independent line, capable of com
peting successfully with his anticipated
Union Pacific and Northern Pacific com
We are Indebted to Mr. Hill in this con
nection, however, for a very suggestive
paragraph with regard to the malign and
terrible power of railroad combination.
He would have us believe that the Union
Pacific and the Northern Pacific com
bination would have been a source of great
danger to the public. How much better
"will be a combination between the North
ern Pacific and the Great Northern? If
it is such a terrible thing for Mr. Har
riman to control the Union Pacific and
the Northern Pacific, how much better
will it be for Mr. Hill to control the
Northern Pacific as well as .the Great
Northern? Has Mr, Hill so used his
power In the past as to give full assur
ance oi the benevolent character of a
greater combination than Harriman's con
trolled by himself?
Mr. Hill would also have us understand
that Harrlman commenced it; that he un
dertook to gain control of the Burlington
and the Northern Pacific before Mr. Hill
dreamed !his dream of railroad empire.
But what about the effort made to eon*
Bolidate the Northern Pacific and the
Great Northern in 1895? That antedates
by about five years, according to Mr.
Hill's own statement, the efforts of Mr.
Harriman to get control of the same road.
And whether Mr. Harriman had reason to
expect that Mr. Hill a year ago was be
ginning to reach after the Burlington and
Northern Pacific control again or not, he
might have anticipated such a move from
the efforts Mr. Hill had already made to
control the Northern Pacific and his gen
erally aggressive policy.
Another point in Mr. Hill's statement
attracts attention, and that is his assur
ance that "the Northern Securities com
pany is organized to deal in high-class
securities, to hold the same for the bene
fit of the shareholders, and to advance the
interests of the corporations whose secu
rities it owns." "Its power does not in
clude," he says, "the operation of rail
ways." It was expected that any state
ment from the president of the Northern
Securities company would contain some
thing like that. Of course, the Northern
Securities company is not posing as a
railroad corporation. The men who or
ganized it are too clever for that. But so
long as that company seeks to control the
stocks and the management of two com
peting lines of railroad through the state
of Minnesota, like the Northern Pacific
and the Great Northern, it is doing that
•■which, in spirit and in effect, is a viola
tion of the law of this state, —so clear
a violation that the common-sense view
of the matter will admit of no other con
clusion; and we have sufficient confidence
in the disposition of the great court of last
resort, when appealed to on tho score of
equity, to believe that it will sweep away
the technicalities which clever lawyers
may have sought to interpose and go
straight to the heart of the matter. And
having thiit faith in the wisdom of the
highest court in the land, we expect to see
Mr. Hill's attempt to defeat the law of
Minnesota fall, as we believe in the in
terest of the public it ought to fail.
Mr. Hill represents himself as the only
original benevolent railroad despot. "Be
ware of the ogreous Harriman," he cries,
"beware of all consolidations of parallel
and competing lines except mine! Will
I injure mine own country and destroy
mine own home?" Not according to your
lights, Mr. Hill. The trouble is that your
ideas of what is good for the country—
and we concede that you really have per
suaded yourself that you are doing all
this for the benefit of the northwest —may
not jibe with the ideas of the people.
When Louis XIV. had identified himself
with France he doubtless .thought he
could do no wrong to France by doing
himself good. The French revolution ex
plained the grand monarch's error.
A Day of Scoldings
Saturday was a busy day in Washing
ton. All of the accumulated official scold
ing of two co-ordinate branches of the
government was reeled off in rapid order.
Summarized the day's scolding operations
Secretary Root and President Roose
velt scolded General Miles, lieutenant
general of the American army for talk
ing at the wrong time.
Secretary Long and President Roosevelt
effectively scolded Maclay, the infamous,
by curtly discharging him from his $2
a-day job in the Brooklyn navy yard.
Judge Advocate Lemly and Secretary
Long of the navy gave Admiral Dewey
a very artistic calling down in the guise
of a rejection of the petitions of counsel
of Admirals Schley and Sampson regard
ing the findings in the Schley case.
In consequence of this scolding at
Washington the whole country is full of
soreheads to-day. The sorest of these
soreheads is General Miles. We suspect
that Admiral Dewey is next. General
Miles has good cause to be sore. His rep
rimand was laid on too hard. There is
little doubt that the president himself
wrote the reprimand. It contains the
Rooseveltian phraseology and the Roose
veltlan bluntness. It was too much. It
would have been enough to have told the
general that he was rer.sured. That was
the dignified form of the censure of Ad
miral Evans for referring to Senator
Chandler as an "insect." As General
Miles called nobody an insect, used no
epithets at all and may have meant to
direct his remarks at none but Maclay,
himself condemned, such censure would
have been enough. General Miles' inter
view can hardly be called a "slopover."
It was evidently prepared with great dis
cretion. Still, he ought, under the cir
cucistances, to have kept still altogether.
Admiral Dewey can worry along. The
people feel that the hero of Manila did
the right thing at the right time. His
"memorandum," as Secretary Long calls
it, gave balance to the official findings.
It gave Schley the credit he was entitled
to. It was irregular, but it was common
sense. The round robin of President
Roosevelt when he was a colonel at San
tiago was irregular. But it was right.
To be irregular at the right moment is
the thing. That was Dewey.
Admiral Schley himself probably has a
pretty sore head, but he is used to buf
fetings. As for Maclay, nobody cares a
"tinker's damn." As for the common
citizens of the sorehead persuasion, we
will set over it.
The Western Canada Press Association
is to rendezvous in Minneapolis and St.
Paul on Jan 6, for a three-weeks' trip to
California, during which the editors hope
to forget their familiar blizzards. These
Canadian friends should receive a warm
welcome in the twin cities. One of these
days we are going to have reciprocal
trade relations with Canada, and after
that Canada is going to be a part of us.
In the meantime we have many commer
cial and social relations with the people
of the Canadian west. They are our own
people except politically, and we can
make no mistake in giving .them a good
impression of Minneapolis.
The Means Adapted to the Condi
As we become better informed as to the
nature of the task we have undertaken in
the Philippines the more do we appreciate
the practical wisdom of the supreme court
! decisions that have given congress a free
hand in that archipelago. It is now ob
vious to all that the Philippines are do
mestic territory so utterly different from
most of the domestic territory we have
dealt with In the past that supreme court
decisions holding that the customary
methods of ruling territory was the only
constitutional one would have so hobbled
successful administration of those islands
that the alternative of disposing of them
would have become a serious one.
The Philippine commission now thinks
that it will take two generations to make
appreciable progress in the engrafting of
self-governing institutions upon the
islands. We have General Chaffee's tes
timony that the whole people is secretly
traitorous, and day after day the military
commanders of districts given over to
civil government ask for the restoration
of military rule because of increasing evi
dence that the sleek and oily presidentes
of communes and even some of the native
provincial officials are serving two mas
ters —the United States and the Kati
punan—the former nominally, the latter
effectively. We had too much confidence
in the Filipinos. We took them too much
at their own high-sounding speeches about
liberty and independence and it turns out
that they know only the words. Of the
conditions they have no comprehension.
They must be educated by a just and
powerful government. They must under
stand that they are understood an,d will
be dealt with according to their natures —
Because we have work, hard work, to do
in the Philippines, instead of poising as
saviors of the country while the natives
laud us and sing hallelujahs in our honor,
the faint-hearted will wish we were out
of the islands altogether. But the ma
jority of the American people will agree
with Archbishop Chappelle of New Or
leans, just returned from his mission to
the islands, that we will bring peace, or
der and liberty to that immense archi
pelago, the key to the orient.
The Honolulu Evening Bulletin of Nov.
30 contains an admirable supplement set
ting forth the great achievements of the
THE MINNEAPOLIS JOUKNAL.
newest American territory in coffee and
sugar raising and its industrial activi
ties in other lines. It is only by perusing
some such publication as this, with its
wealth of half-tone illustrations, and
conning its compilations of facts and sta
tistics that we fully realize how truly
American Hawaii is in respect to tho
colossal scale of its undertakings. The
Bulletin, too, seems to be a genuinely
American paper. It Is to be congratulated
on its special edition.'
Wheelock's Weekly of Fergus Falls de
clares that barking dogs do not bite. This
sounds familiar, and is applied to mean
that Governor Van Sant will never harm
the merger. It remains for Wheelock's
Weekly, which Is keeping very still about
the merger (like a lot of other papers
along the line of the Great Northern) to
come forward "without a sound, its hair
bristling and tail down," and plant its
incisors in the anatomy of the merger.
Eagerly do we await this spectacle of the
silent business canine in action.
If the Great Northern should lose all
records of the location of its line it could
rediscover it by drawing lines on the map
between the towns whose newspapers fa
vor the merger.
The British liberals are in a condition
of diatracf.ion bearing some resemblance
to the condition of the democrats in this
country. The much-heralded speech of
Lord Rosebei-y last week indicated that he
had no special policy with which to bring
his party together. He declared thai
they must "get together," but he did not
tell them very clearly how they were to
About the same time that he was speak
ing, the other wing of his party were
holding a meeting advocating a policy an
tagonistic to his own utterances. While
Rosebery, as a liberal imperialist, stood
for the earnest and scientific prosecution
cf the South African war, he censured
the conservative government vigorously
for its fearful blunders in the conduct of
the war. The other wing of his party
not only denounced the government, but
practically declared in favor of the over
whelming defeat of the government by
the Boers. In this country the democrats
seem to be as embarrassed as the British
liberals with divisions. They are not able
to "get together" with any more facility
than they. Up to date, in the fifty
seventh congress, they have shown no
solidarity or aggressiveness, and, as the
minority party, they will make a very
poor record at this session unless their
leaders contrive to show some leadership.
But here is Senator Jones of Arkansas,
chairman of the democratic national com
mittee, and practically the head of the
party, casting his vote against the con
firmation of Knox as attorney general, al
though the democratic senators generally
voted for confirmation. There are some
signs of weariness with Jones in his
party, for many democrats recognize in
him the leader who has twice led the
party to overwhelming defeat. There are
still democrats who think Jones is a
great leader. Bryan thinks so. But there
are symptoms of a revolt which any man
but Jones would naturally take for a
warning and resign. "Would his resigna
tion lead to the. selection of a chairman
equal to the democratic emergency? There
are several southern newspapers of some
influence now boldly announcing that they
will never support a candidate or plat
form like those of 1896 and 1900, and call
ing for a candidate and a platform which
will draw republican support. The Mont
gomery (Ala.) Advertiser is very emphatic
on this point, but there is no mpre prob
ability of a democratic ticket of the kind
mentioned receiving a considerable re
publican vote than there was in 1872,
when the liberal republicans, so-called,
put up Horace Greeley under the impres
sion that he would make a big chasm in
the regular republican vote.
To-day the wholesome effect of the
triumph of the great republican policy of
expansion and the growth of the country
in all that makes national greatness is
undermining retrograde democratic prin
ciples. Such a strong democratic paper as
the 'Memphis Appeal sees fit to remind
Congressman Patterson, who has been
wildly denouncing the Philippine tariff
bill because of its imposition of duties
upon American goods going to or coming
from American territories, that, while it
may be wrong, it is not unconstitutional,
citing the second clause of section 10,
which gives congress the power even to
sanction the levying of duties on imports
and exports by a state of the union
against another state or states. The Ap
peal declares to 'Congressman Patterson
that '"the policy of the republican Philip
pine tariff may be mercilessly attacked
on the ground of its injustice and inex
pediency, but not on account of its un
constitutionally." There were demo
crats who voted for the Philipppine tariff
bill who felt as Congressman Patterson
did, but voted for it because they were in
terested in Louisiana sugar planting in
terests and believed that the product
should be protected.
The democratic party divisions grow
mainly out of progressive nationalization
of republican policies and there is a con
tinual increment of democratic adhesion
to these policies through conviction of
their Tightness, or, at least, their ex
pediency from a business or financial
standpoint. The democratic party will
not "get together" in 1904 on a platform
like those of 1896 and 1900. Nobody can
tell at present what that platform will be,
but it ia evident that before the political
Olympiad comes round again the poor old
democratic party must acquire a head
which can make some show of ability to
lead it in another battle charge.
After the manner of Latin-Americans in
politics the. Maso party in Cuba has
pointed and refused to play. Because
Secretary Root would not postpone the
presidential election the followers of
Maso declare that the will of the people
is to be "falsified" and that they will stay
at home. This curious habit of the Latin-
Americans of quitting in politics when
everything is not coming their way is one
of the surest indications of the lack of
that self-control upon which successful
popular government is founded.
The editorial silence of one of our
morning contemporaries on Mr. Hill's
statement Is so loud and penetrating that
it is being heard all over the state.
Why did Governor Vi:n Sant sit still from
May until November, while a majority of
the stock of the Northern Pacific company
was controlled by a parallel and competing
railroad company, to which the law is clearly
opposed, and wait until myself and friends
have by our efforts and with our own money
relieved the northwest, not as a rival parallel
or competing railroad, but doing what wo
clearly have the right to do as individuals
or working together for greated permanency
and security as a financial corporation?—J. J.
So then it is a violation of law, accord
ing to Mr. Hill himself, for the Northern
Pacific to be controlled by a parallel and
competing road, and in the opinion of
good lawyers it is still a violation of the
spirit of that law to accomplish the same
result by organizing a third company for
the same purpose. The third company is
only a subterfuge, an evasion.
Minnesota senators and representatives have
returned home for t'.ie holidays. They bring
back with them interesting gossip of legis
lative and department affairs at Washing
Senator Clapp says his bill doing p. way with
executive session! will never see the light of
day. It will stay in committee, but he end
others will keep hammering until some action
must be taken. He is also anxious to see
Pi-ogress toward the passage of the constitu
tional amendment electing senators by popu
Joel P. Heatwole says Tie voted against the
Paj-ne bill for much the same reasons that
prompted him in opposing the Porto Rico
tariff. It imposes both an export and Import
duty on sugar, tobacco, rice and coooanuts
and an export duty on hemp. It purports in
Its title to be a temporary measure, but '.here
is nothing in the body of the bill to indicate
that it not permanent.
Frank M. Eddy says the Sampton-Sciley
controversy still monopolizes Washington
gossip. Ninety per cent are with Schley, who
is higher in favor than ever. Mr. Eddy rather
looks for the resignations of Secretaries Long,
Gage and Hitchcock from the cabinet.
He believes that an amendment will be
offered to the Nelson bill relating to the sale
of timber land. It will provide that land and
timber shall be sold separately, and the tim
bered measured by bank rule, instead of esti
The New Paynesville Press is getting im
patient. Speaking of sixth district politics,
the editor says:
If there is a man in this congressional dis
trict other than C. B. Buokmaii who would
like to go to Washington, it's about time for
him to speak up. There is such a thing as
overdoing the political modesty act.
The Duluth News Tribune, fn a similar
mood, wants to know "why in the world those
fellows don't make a few visible moves over
The Delano Eagle replies:
Well, judt wait until after the holidays.
The sixth district peoplt- know what they are
doing and in a short time they will move,
and move all together. The present silence
is not without its meaning.
In other words, it is an eloquent pause.
The popular conception of its meaning is thai
one aspirant is afraid, and the others "das
The Benson Monitor has a "hunch" ac
counting tor the apathy of the railroad and
warehouse commission in reference to railway
consolidation. The Monitor says:
Having allowed the roads in the iron range
district in thia state tc merge, they probably
do not wish to reverse themselves on this
question by opposing the larger merger.
Seventh dJstrict papers are for the most
part in the joking stage of the congressional
campaign. The Ortonville Herald-Star says:
The impression has been general that M.
J. Dowling would have the moral support
of the national administration in his congres
sional aspirations, but now that Mr. E3d<dy
has invited President Roosevelt to hunt moose
with him next year, this impression has be vi
The Lamberton Star, commenting on a
paragraph ;n this column, which Intimated
that Dowling had hopes of carrying Red
wood county, says:
Unless the sentiment changes greatly be
tween now and the time the primaries are
held, Eddy will get more votes in the county
than Dowling and Young together. Should
Jake Jacobson enter the race, it might change
the political complexion of the situation.
The Fairmont Sentinel predicts that if Thos.
Tcrson runs for senator in Watonwan and
Martin counties he will be overwhelmingly
defeated. The Mankato Free Press reminds
Mr. Tor»on that the Sentinel has had hard
luck in past years with its political predic
Owatonna republicans hold a mass meeting
this evening "to discuss the matter of secur
ing for the party a candidate for mayor at
j the coming election, and to discuss other mat
| ters 1 of Interest and information in regard to
the workings of the new primary election
I law." Is this a scheme to anticipate the
workings of the primary law?
One of the republican papers remaining
outside the breastworks in the state's fight
against railroad consolidation is the Alexan
dria Post News, which rather flippantly ob
The last republican siate bulletin reads very
much like a -clipping from the Commoner.
The columns of the Post-News bear a
strong resemblance to the editorial utterances
of the Wall Street Journal or the St. Paul
Globe. Take your choice.
Murray county has never had a state sen
ator and the Slayton Gazette thinks it about
time the honor was passed around.
The Appleton Press says:
Aspirants for legislative seats are begin
ning to announce then- candidacy. Isn't it a
No, Mr. Stanton, there is no time like the
present. You're a little slow in Swift coun
ty. -C. B. C.
A Red Letter Week.
To-night Mrs. Sarah Cowell LeMoyne will
inaugurate a red letter week at the Metro
politan. Never before have two attractions
of the magnitude and importance of Sarah
Oowell LeMoyne and her star company, and
Henry Irving, Miss Ellen Terry and the
London Lyceum company appeared in the
same week at any theater in America. The
fame of Irving and Terry and their splendid
productions is too general to need extended
mention. Of Sarah Cowell Le Moyne (who
has been starring but two eeat-ons) it may be
truthfully stated that she is to-:lay the lead
ing exponent of the highest, purest and best
in the line of dramatic endeavor in this coun
try. She will present, during her engagement
of three nights and Christmas matinee, a new
play written for her by Charles Hanry Melt
zer. "The First Duchess of Marl
borough." The story deals jvith one of the
most important periods in English history,
and it is said that in the character of Sarah
Jennings, Mrs. LeMoyne is afforded full scope
for her talents. The roster of her company
exhibits the names of some of America's lead
ing artists. The Irving and Terry engagement
will open on Thursday evening wiih a double
bill, "Nanse Oldfleld" and "The Bells," Fri
day nigLc another double bill, "Waterloo" and
"Mme. Sans Gene" will be given, and Satur
day evening "The Merchant of Venice."
They will be seen in St. Paul to-r.ight in "The
Merchant of Venice," Tuesday, night "King
Charles 1.," Cnristmas matinee, "Waterloo"
and "Mme. Sans Gene," Christmas night
Eugenic Blair in "Peg Woffington" will be
the New Year's attraction at the Metropolitan,
opening next Sunday evening and closing with
two performances New Year's Day. The lat
ter half of the week will be given over to the
presentation by the veteran actor, J. H. Stod
darc and an excellent supporting company of
this season's most successful New York
dramatic production, "The Bonnie Brier
"Mans Enemy," the week' 3 attraction at
the Bijou, opened yesterday. The production
will be reviewed in this column to-morrow.
One of the Bijou's most important offerings
of the season will be "Quo Vadis, New Year's
week. The Strange version is used. The pro
ducing company this season is promised to
be fully up to the standard of that seen In
the play on the occasion of its original pro
duction here last season and tht, complete
scenic equipment will be used. Owing to the
immensity of the production the performance
will commence evenings at S and matinees
at 'i sharp, except the. New Year's Day
matinee, which will begin at ■? o'clock.
Two to one against Schlev? We should
say not. A single blast upon Dewey's bugle
horn is worth a thousand Benhams and Ham
The Nonpareil Man
The Nonpareil Man nVsfulcmfw
■ 2 J--10
On the Side.
The president has asked Historian Maolay
to retire to his library.
General Miles having expressed an opinion,
the national government censures him by
practically notifying him that he is a cheap
stiff. H looks as though everybody concerned
would have to be gagged.
When Admiral Sampson's lawyers think of
Dewey they <=insj:
"Me was the Kick
That threw the brick."
Senator Heitfleld of Idaho says that he ex
pects opposition to another term because
"there isn't a man in Idaho but wants to be
senator." That's one advantage of living in
Minnesota. Some of her sons are satisfied by
a run :'cr congress.
The Norfolk, Va., News says the 12-year-old
page of the Virginia senate has resigned with
the statement that he "would not keen such
< ompgny for $C 0 a month." We fear for that
The Turkish surgeons are oDerating- on the
Armenians again. The death percentage Is
Congress will slap a tariff on those Filipinos
that will make them wish they had not.
TVjrin? six months the total death list in
the Kitchener concentration camps for the
Boers has "been 13,941, to which October and
November contributed 5,763. The death rate
for the half year was 253 per 1,000. Of the
nearly 6,000 deaths in the two months nearly
r»,000 were those of children. If our friends
across the water <annot get the Boer, they
se?m to be able to get his wife and child all
The east is adding Mormonism to its other
woiries, one uncnmforta'ble lady who ought to
get married and have troubles of her own to
keep her busy, predicting civil war.
There is no call to attack Rear Admirals
Benham and Ramsey on their records. The
J former was wounded in a fight with a pirate
junk in Chinese waters, fifty years ago. Dur
ing the civil war, as a lieutenant in the south
Atlantic and western gulf squadron, he par
ticipated in the battle of Port Royal and many
other engagements. Admiral Ramsey was a
lieutenant, commander during the eiYil war,
and commanded not only a ship, but a divi
sion of the Mississippi squadron, in the bat
tles of Haines Bluff, Yazoo River, Millikens
P.end on the Mississippi, and commanded a
I battery of three heavy guns mounted on
j scows in the si-ego of Vicksburg. Then he
j was transferred to the north Atlantic squad
j ron and commanded the gunboat Unadilla at
Forts Fisher and Anderson and othpr engage
ments. Those were the days when the air was
at all times so full of steel or iron that any
one 'who managed to be missed deserved well
of hia countrymen.
Two Good Stories.
A recent lawsuit at New Solum has some
amusing features. The plaintiff complained
that the defendant's sheep had damaged his
land to the amount of some $40. The evidence
disclosed the fact that the plaintiff had no
land and that the defendant had no fiheep,
the fcitl° of both 'being held by the wives of
the litigants. Justice Bakken'therefore dis
missed the action.
Andrew Floberg, id charge of the Northern
Pacific freight department at Moorhead. is
Buffering with a bald head. Some time since
it appears that Ma.'iiab, the popular drug
gist of Moorhead, famous for his hair tonic,
received a carboy of muriatic acid. For some
reason it proved unsatisfactory and he ordered
it returned. It w«8 taken to the Northern
Pacific freight depot and left upon a barrel
fcr a time. The name, Macnttb, appeared on
the bottle and this proved a hoodoo for Flo
berg. The carboy leaked and considerable
of the fluid was upon the barrel. Floberg is
said to have concluded that there was an
excellent opportunity to try the famous hair
tonic, and dipuipg his hands Into the acid,
saturated his hair with the first scoop. He
quickly discovered the character of the fluid
and ran hurriedly to some water into which
he placed his head and hands to ease the
pain. When he removed his head from the
water it somewhat resembled a billiard ball
save for the blisters occasioned by the acid.
Both scalp and hands were badly burned.
The unfortunate man was placed in the hands
of a physician, and is resting as easily as
possible under the circumstances.
A Personal Statement.
About a year ago when the Union Pacific
company bought out the Huntington inter
ests in the Northern Pacific road and made
an attempt to secure a controlling interest
in the Burlington road, I was holding about
$72.1X10,000 in Northern Pacific stock anrf was
attempting to secure a controlling interest in
the Brainerd & Northern with the object of
working these two roads harmoniously for the
benefit of the people of Itasca and Beltraml
counties. Seeing that the Union Pacific in
terests by their action in buying Burlington
stock were menacing this attempt at harmoni
ous relations, I wired Mr. Morgan to take
on Union Pacific stock at anything under "i.".
Personally I went into the market here and
bought $120,000,000 in Union Pacific securities
in an attempt to head olf the illegal efforts of
the Harrhuan syndicate to Impose burdens on
the people, of the northwest. Either on my
way to lunch, or at the lunch counter, on
July 22, 1901, I lost $40,000,000 of this stock
from my coat pocket and it was not found in.
time to defeat the Harriman project, though
I inserted several want ads in the daily press.
Later when I learned of the unholy attempt
of the Southwestern interests to secure con
trol of the Nonpariel column of this paper and
incidentally of the Northern Pacific road, I
refused $117,000,000 for a controlling interest
In the Nonpariel column stock and I refused
to part with my Northern Pacific stock, which
I had acquired at 30, although the stock was
run up to 1,000 in attempt to secure control.
This $70,000,000 Northern Pacific stock, my
holdings in July, thus advanced to an enor
mous value of nearly one billion dollars and
the people of tho northwest may judge for
themselves who is their friend when 1 state
openly that I refused to part with it for a
sum which would have left me practically in
dependent for the rest of my natural life.
The way I was compelled to dispose of these
enormous holdings later is noboJy's business,
but. I will say to clear up the situation, that
the sale of the securities was due to an at
tempt to lay in my winter coal, which re
sult was accomplished without any strain on
the market and entirely without assistance
from Wall street. Mr. Morgan's coal roads
now have thtse securities locked up in their
safety deposit box.
I dislike to discuss my business in the
newspapers, but some attacks have been made
on me by rival interests and political oppon
ents. Time will show whether the local coal
mp.n will use witii profit the immense amount
of money turned over to him.
A. J. Russell.
THE IMASTRATED WEEKLIES
The illustrated weeklies have done their
best to provile their readers with seasonable
reading In their Christmas numbers'. Les
lie's has a fine, colored front page, pre
senting in striking design the adoration of
the Babe of Bethlehem by the Magi. The
number is filled with good stories, good illus
trations and other interesting matter. Amqng
the contributors are Bret Harte, Kate Upson
Clark, Admiral Melville, Frederick A. Ober,
John Strange Winter, R. K. Munkittrick.
The Illustrated supplement offers a double
page drawing by Charlotte Weber, entitled an
"Anxious Chri&tmas Morning"; "An Unex
pected Inv:i3ion," by Ernest Clinedlnst; Chas.
Schre> vogel's great Indian war picture,
"How-Kola," and a colored revolutionary
war scene by Sydney Adamson.
Collier's presents au illustrated fiction num
ber. Bret Harte, Arthur J. Stringer,
Josephine I)< dge Daskam, Virgina Tracy con
tribute the fiction. David R. Kraneis tells
of the St. Lcuis exposition. Senator Hanna
and Senator Harris discuss ship subsidies
pro and eon. In the illustrated pages
there are some good pictures of scenes along
the Nicaragua canal route. The illustrated
frontispiece is a hunting scene, "A Good
Chance for a Big Pair of Antlers," by A.
Harper's Weekly has an appropriate cover,
representing the shepherds watching the star
of Bethlehem. The pictures include a full
page llkewiat of Mrs. Frank J. Gould;
"The Awakening of Santa Claus," by Keller;
MONDAY EVENING, DECEMBER 23, 1901.
*^iiiMaa»Mßt»g^-i—.—^— _ ' ,;,,
Copyright, 1901, by Mary Frances.
"Jack, dead, you haven't said a word about
Christmas. What shall we .lo * Hew are
the Clendennins asking as to come out to
their house party, but I thought If we asked
Molly and the children to dinner and had a
Christrcaa tr.-<•• it would be" —
"What in the world are you talking about,
Josephine? Christmas! We can have Molly
to dinner at any time, ar.d what do you want
a Christmas tree for?"
"Why, Jack, what do you mean' For the
presents for the children, of course, and then
we could have a little party and"
"Josephine! I really thought you were a
sensible girl. If there's a piece of nonsense
on the face of the earth, it's this row about
Christmas —nothlnp but a scrap of Aryan sun
worship left over' And the silly custom of
giving presents is a relic of vassals paying
tribute. I'm surprised that you"—
"Oh, Jack'—she was almost .Tying—"don't
you give presents at Christmas? We made
(so much of it at home. Why, 1 couldn't bear
not to celebrate, and this is our first anniver
sary since we were married too."
"My dear, celebrate it anyway you like. If
it's our first wedded Christinas, it won't be
our last, you know. Go and get anything you
like and have the bill sent to me. but don't
count me in on any of these tiresome festivi
ties. After a fellow's knocked about the
world as I have, loafing down the Nile in
Egypt, shooting elephants in Africa, hunting
tigers in India, Christmas and other holidays
don't mean anything to him. You should read
up your history and mythology, my dear, and
see how thoroughly this Christ myth is ex
"Jack Talbot, do you actually mean to say
that you don't intend to celebrate Christ
"My dear, if I don't that is no reason why
you shouldn't eelebrsts all you want to."
"But if you don't celebrate how can I?
You know we have always had all our pleas
Jack Talbot looked calmly and half co!dly
at the flushed, beautiful face of his wife
across the table.
"Josephine, I really hope you are not go
ing to be foolish. Go ahead, but I must really
draw tho line on these domestic roundups
for myself. If you have Molly and the chil
dren, let me know in time, so I can go out
to Tom Harcourt's stag party at West Ches
ter. Remember v,o're due at the opera to
Josephine, her brain in a riot of anger and
distress, sought the seclusion of her room,
just as Molly was ushered in.
"Put on your hat, Josie, and come down
town with me. I'm finishing up my shopping.
and to-day's the' last day I'm going to be
caught in that mob. I nearly had my clothes
torn on' my back yesterday, but I've got to get
something for Cousin Sarah. What do you
suppose would suit that old frump? Sha
makes me sick, but of course we've get to
keep on (he right, ride of her, as she's taken
such a fancy to Harold."
"Look here, Molly," said Josephine sud
denly, "do you really think it's any use to
"Josephine Torrtngton! What on earth is
the matter with you? For c girl who always
got a cartload of presents every Christmas
you ought to be asha;ned of yourself Jack
has spoiled you, giving you so much. What
have you got for him?"
Josephine had an inspiration. She jumped
'•Molly, I'll go with you. I—l just remem
ber what .lack wants."
.lack Tnlbot was half way through his
toilet on Christmas morning when h? spied
the luxurious dressing gown, fit for a nabob,
that Josephine had laid oui for him.
"What the mischief—is this for me? I
thought it was some newfangled dud of yours.
What did you buy it for? I have about half
a dozen of such things in some traps not yet
And poor Josephine, almost in hysterics.
nearly cried her eyes out after Jack had
gone to his club to see about, a cob without
Daily New York Letter
Monkey Beard* Baboon iv His Den.
Dec. 23.—1f the beboon is a terror and the
monkey just a monkey and the monkey gels
his freedom and adopts the baooon'a bunk,
according to the keepers there ought to be a
fight. But that's what didn't happen; for
once the experts fail: baboon and monkey
didn't fight, and thereby hangs the tale.
The now primate house, commonly known
as the monkey house at the new zoological
gardens, was opened to the public to-day. All
day Saturday there was a hustling match go
ing on to transfer the "primates" to their
new quarters. It was nearly finished, and
Curator Ditmars and hi* assitantf were
thankful that their labors were about over
when a very small monkey got loose in the
monkey house. All bauds made a grab at
him, but he was a lively specimen. He
dashed across the room. He spied a cage con
taining one of ihe two Gr.lada baboons. The
bars of this cage are farther apart than those
of any of the other cages, and the little
monkey looked to this cage for salvation.
He squeezed through the bars, ran to the
back of the cage, sat down and looked to the
big baboon as if for salvation.
The Gelada baboon is about four feet
tall and is bad. He has such an ugly temper
that he is confined alone, and the officials
say he is the fiercest animal in the park.
Even the keepers keep ?.t a safe distance from
him, and say they would rather enter the
cage of a leopard or a tiger than get at close
quarters with the baboon.
When the monkey took refuge in that cage,
therefore. Curator Ditmars and his assistants
expected a brief but fierce clash, ending with
the murder of the monkey.
When the little fellow entered, the baboon
looked at him suspiciously, then walked over
toward him. "It's all over," said the keep
ers, but it wasn't. The monk stared at the
baboon and^the baboon stared at the monkey.
Mr. Baboon'ratsci bis arm, as if to strike, but
the monkey never flinched; he made goo-go-}
eyes instead, and the baboon retreated. His
nerve had saved^him.
All the afternoon the onlookers were in
momentary expectation of an onslaught, but
It did not come. When the time arrived for
the baboon's dinner every one thought that
surely the monkey's time had com.?, for the
baboon ia especially savage if disturbed at
meal time. When dimier was shoved Into the
cage the monkey and the baboon made a dive
for it and both began to eat. The baboon
stopped and eyed the monkey for a moment,
and went on with his meal. The keepers
said, "Well, I'll be darned," or something
Mr. Dittmars said that it would be easy
to take the monkey from the cage, but tho
two animals seemed to get along so well that
he had decided to leave them together for a
few days. And so the monkey and the baboon
are living there at peace, and will, unless the
monkey gets gay—then look for his decease.
Disgunteil With the Xav>.
Although pledges amounting to $500,(WO have
been received for the proposed naval arch and
•water gate to be erected at the battery in
honor of the American navy, the project has
been abandoned, and this as a result of the
finding of the Schley court of inquiry. This
■was announced by Park Benjamin, president
of the arch association, who says that it is
useless at this time to appeal to xhe public
in behalf of a memorial in honor of the
navy when the outcome of the -S.-nley trial
reveals so much dissension even in the high
est .ranks of the navy. "We can't ac explain
ing thß shortcomings of the navy all the
"St. Nicholas in Russia," by Frank Verbeck;
"After tiie Upset," ia colors, by A. ]i.
Frost; "Rehearsing for the Christmas
Hymns," -'Santa Claus' Best Gift," both iv
rich colors', by Smith and Keller, respectively;
a double page "Christmas Eve" In colors, by
W. A. Rogers; "Christmas Waits," by Law
rence and "An Only Child," by Elizabeth
Shippen Green, and "Christmas Dinner Be
hind the Scenes," by Ashe, all three in at
tractive colors. Among the writers are Ed
ward W. Townsend, Kenneth Brown, Rene
Bache, Edward Boltwood, Elizabeth G. Jor
dan, Van Tassel Suphen, Teodore Dreiser,
* if""*^ HI) rX °*
by I. ■ . T . _
giving her the wrappings of her finger. But,
being a woman uf .spirit, she sat up later in
the afternoon and *aid: "Wait till next
Christmas, Jack Talbot, and I'll settle with
you for this!"
A year rolled aroui.d, and Christmas was
again at hand, just six days oft. Jack Tal
bot sat comfortably smoking in his office
when the noon mail came in, and among the
letters he spied the Allahabad postmark and
the writing of Hugh Tracy. Breaking the
seal, he read:
bear Old Man: You are a lucky fellow,
and I congratulate you on your Christmas
under your cwn vine and fig tree. I'm glad
you've settled down, and since I cannot in
person share your Christmas joys, 1 have
sent you as a present for your charming wife
an ivory Buddha, older by hundreds of years
than you or me, and if she will say a prayer
to him for me I'll tome home next year and
celebrate all the holidays in the calendar an 1
introduce a bill to have them doubled in the
Goodby, old fellow. I wish you both a very
merry Christmas, and, with devoted regards
to Mrs. Talbot, I am, as ever, yours etpr
"Wonder If he's bad the fever," mused
Jack, after -which he went down to the cus
tom-house. The bill rather staggered him.
It's a long way from Allahabad to New York,
and Tlugh did not seem to have prepaid all
the charges. Jack settled them and orderf:3
the god sent to his office.
Before the week ended Talbot had received
letters fairly bulging with Christmas from his
friends in most of the inhabited portions of
tho globe, and by some curious coincidence
they had all sent gifts to his wife.
Vintcn l)e\Viu sent a case of priceless em
! broideries from Persia, Tom Macv a stuffeii
tiger and a pair of 'boar's tusks from the
heart of 'frica, Major Norton jewels from an
I old Hincfeio temple, Fred Bayllss a chest filled
with rare bronzes, lacquer and inlaid work,
and Cordon Taylor an array of rugs and tap
estries that would make a collector turn gr^en
with envy. Suave collectors presented him
with due bi'ls for goods that had come half
I way round the world, and other officials sug
| gested that he settle with Uncle Sam for
j tariff rates, and so it came to pass that he
j spent most of the week before Christmas in
th'> custom-house settling with the appraisers
and cursing the robbery of the transatlanti •
companies and the tariff rates of the United
On the evening before Christmas he was in
his office footing up the bills, when an Idea
fame to him. H<3 pulled out a private drawer
and carefully coraprred the dates of all the
letter-. Then he looked at the accumulated
ml of the bills, exactly $614.29. Again he
thought hurder than before. Slowly a light
began to dawn on his inner consciousness.
"By Jove, but it was clever!" he sad.
"And to think that I never suspected
thing when I gave her all those addresses!"
After which he put on his hat, went up town
to a fashionable furrier's and bought a dre.nn
of a sealskin jacket.
"Got any—er—any engagements for to-mor
row. .Josephine?" he inquired that ewning at
His wifo looked serenely across the table at
him and arched her eye-brows delicately.
"To-morrow, dear? No. "Why? I>o you
want to go to the office earlier than usual?"
"Office! Well. no. The fact is, I thought
I'd take a day off to-morrow."
It. was 10 o'clock Ihe next morning when a
van about the size of an apartment-house
dr w up in front of the Talbot residence. An
hour later, amid the gorgeous scenic
of rugs. Jewels, bronzes, lv.ories, Indian drap
eries and curios of the orient. Josephine
looked artlessly into h€r husband's e\■•
"How perfectly ravishing they all are. my
dear, and how nice to have them given to us
by cur friends, so they didn't cost anything."
Words failed Jack Talbot. He silently drew
from its hiding-place the sealskin jacket for
Ms wife, and a* she slipped into it and with a
little feminine cry of delight felt its luxuriouß
■warmth she thought:
"Poor old Jack! But I had to do It"
time," says Mr. Benjamin. "With the men I
have seen the feeling is one of disgust that
the dispute could not have been settled one
way or the other." A complete model of the
proposed arch has been builr, at the ex
of Colcnel Thompson, treasurer of the arch
association, and this will be placed in the
Metropolitan Museum of Art.
The Sunday Opening; Question.
The division of opinion on the Sunday ques
tion is so extreme as to make any agr>^
apparently, hopeless. For a time it looked as
if some common ground of action In regard
to the opening of saloons on Sunday could be
reached, but each day reveals a new difficulty
in tho way. While men like Bishop Doane
of Albany and Professor Adler of the Ethi'a'.
Society have been converted to the belief that
It Is better to legalize the opening of saloon 3
on Sunday than to keep a law on the statute
books which cannot ibe •enforced and is via
laied every Sunday by open saloons, on the
other hand. District Attorney Philbin and ex-
Mayor Schieren, who might naturally be
supposed to entertain a similar opinion, come
out unexpectedly in opposition. Mr. Sehieren
said to-day that he Is opposed to open saloons
on Sunday, and believes the people would vote
against them If they had a chance. He does
not think the workingmen want them. Yet
Mr. Sehieren, when mayor of Brookolyn.
adopted the policy o£ a liberal enforcement of
the liquor law, and saloons had their sida
doors open on Sunday. In apreclation of this
liberality the saloons were generally orderly,
and there was little or no blackmail during
his administration. The executive commlttpe
of the National Temperance Society this af
ternoon adopted resolutions advocating local
option throughout the state in regard to the
sale of liquor, but opposing Sunday opening.
Casey Says He Did It.
"1 swore I'd be even with the Lewisohr.s
when they discharged me from the I'niii i
Metal Selling company," said Henry L. Ca
sey. "They laughed because they were
backed by the Amalgamated Copper company
and the Standard Oil company, but my re
venge hiia cost millions up to date.
•Tm the man who "brought Copper from Sl3O
to |6t, and I've only started the battle. l'\e
cost the Lewlsohns some millions, have de
preciated the stock value of Amalgamated and
forced the price of copper to 11 cents a pound.
That's a loss of $6,000,000 oa the supply on
•When my famous circular was sent out,
copper broke all over the world in a. day."
Not Deaf, lint French.
Pierre Dupont, a healthy-looking French
man, was arraigned in the Jefferson Market
police ccurt to-day for begging. Policeman
Adams had arrested him in front of- St. An
thony's church In Sullivan street, where he
was reaping a harvest of nickels and pennies
by displaying a large placard inscribed:
'Deaf. Dumb. Help me, please."
When Court Interpreter Mustaki tackled
the prisoner in his native tongue, it was
found that the man could speak 300 words a
minute, and as to hearing, could hear a pin
fall at the other end of the courtroom. Asked
how under such circumstances he could call
himself d^af and dumb, he lifted his shoul
ders, threw out both hands, palms upward,
"Well, am I not deaf and dumb? I speak
Magistrate Mott's idea about th» character
istics of deaf mutes differed from Dupont'a,
for he committed the man to the workhouae
for six mouths.
The times are somewhat out of Joint when
Cap.aln Tilley, Colonel Meade, Mr. Considine
and Mrs. Bonln« are triumphantly acquitted
and Admiral Schley isn't.
Clara City Herald.
Tne Minnesota Editorial Association will
meet in Minneapolis some time in February
and will edit The Journal for one day.
The Journal <wlll be "hot stuff," and
every one should send for a cow.