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Rise in Potatoes Expected—Whole
ealo potato dealers look for an advance in
prices after the first of the year. It is ex
pected that the wholesale price of the best
Grades will reach $1 per bushel by that time.
W, S. >ott Co. to Enlarge-The W. S.
Jsott company will increase the capacity of its
manufacturing plant from 40 to 50 per cent.
The additional room is required by the growth
of the firms business in fire apparatus. Sev
eral sites for the addtiona,l factory are being
■Won't Suffer From Cold—John Jones,
the old man who took mittens from a Wush
. avenue clothing store that he might
. : to th« workhouse, had his wish grati
: a the municipal court this morning
ared before Judge Holt, lie got
Commission Delegates—The Minne
apolis delegates to the convention of the Na
tional League of Commission Merchants will
be as follows: EUwin P. Stacy, Steven Q.
Palmer, E. E. Couuery, li. F. Collins, A. If.
Jiilliniui. Alternates are: Clinton L. Stacy,
K. A. Gambit', Levl Longfellow, \Y. K. Griu
uell and \V. VV. lirudley.
No 11. s. Hushing—Five of the Greek
Jetter fraternities of the university have
reached an agreement with regard to "rush
ing" in the city high schools. Under their
agreement, the fraternities will do no high
School rushing. Phi Kappa Psi. P«l Upsilou,
Chi Psi, Delta Kappa Epsilou and Alpha
Pelts Phi societies are in on the deal.
Grangen Well Treated—Members of :
the Minnesota State U-range were so well I
? leased with the reception and accommoda- j
ions given them in Minneapolis in their re- I
cent st>ssion here that a movement is on foot i
to get the meeting to convene here again !
next year. The visit to the state agricultural •
school, whero the grangers were so royally j
entertained, is a pulling card.
After Flrtt Lieutenancy — Captain
Alfred Morgan, an officer of the Thirteenth
Minnesota In the Philippine campaign, took a
physical examination in Chicago recently for
appointment as first lieutenant in the regular
army. He had previously passed a very cred
itable mental examination, and the appoint
ment will undoubtedly bs made.
Turkey Prices Firm—Turkeys are not
being received in Minneapolis in as large
Quantities as at this time last year. The
supply has been hardly equal to the demand
during the past week, and as a result prices
have been increasing. If the present demand
keeps up, fancy turkeys may go to 12 cents
per pound wholesale next week.
Edison Block Space Leased — The
Cosby Wirth Printing company, which is to
move to Minneapolis from St. Paul, leased the
«ntire fifth floor of the Edison building to
day. The plant will be moved over by Feb.
1. About twenty men are employed by this
Jinn, which manufactures duplicate sales
bocks. Philip Wirth of this company lives
l'OHtofttce Conveniences — The new
telephone exchange at the postoffice will be
ready for operation to-morrow. The office
changes necessitated by the .cramped condi
tion of quarters were made this morning.
Auditor Westley has taken the desk formerly
occupied by Assistant Postmaster Hughes.
Mr. Hughes occupies the postmaster's old
room and Mr. Lovejoy has moved into an ad
l-'or Levantine Travelers —The De
cember issue of th» Dominion Line Journal
is a handsome publication just out, which
"will be read with interest by people who in
tend to make the Mediterranean trip this win
ter. There is v g-reat deal of interesting mat
ter about th-at popular trip as offered by the
Dominion line between Boston and Mediterra
nean ports, and useful information as well.
He Was Just An«ry— Edward Grabner
Vas much put out when he arrived at the
union depot gate to find his train had pulled
■way while he was getting his ticket. He
■poke his miud freely as to the methods of
y officials and Ofh\ier McCallteter ar
. him on the charge of disorderly con
duct. Judge Holt, in the municipal court
tins morning, could see uo reason for de
Feed Prices Turn Down Feed
prices are on the down turn again. This will
re glad news to stockmen and feeders gener
ally. On the late bulge in prices, bran in car
lots sold up to $21, but to-day, after several
days of declines, it is quoted at |17. Millers
■ay this is temporary and that higher prices
may be seen again later. One hundred cars
of xnillstuffs were sold here yesterday to go
into the southwest.
She Wanted to Be Independent—
Harriet L. Davis, -whose departure from the
home of her sister caused some erroneous and
discreditable speculation by the morning pa
pers, is living with a French Catholic family
in the parish of St. Louis church, St. Paul.
She is doing- art work, and explains that she
left home solely through a desire to be inde
pendent during the two years she is compelled
to remain away from the dramatic profession.
To Make Ideal Domestics — Mrs.
Mary B. James, formerly instructor of cook-
Ing in the Minneapolis public schools, laid be
fore the Servant Girls' Protective Association
last night a plan for the establishment of a
college of household science which shall teaeii
•very branch of housework. The. plan was
indorsed by the association, but no active
Btaps toward carrying out the plans will be
taken "until after the holidays. A committee
"Will then be appointed to solicit supix>rt for
the institution l'rom other associations and
A Spread for M. C.'s-The Railway
Postal Clerks' Association will give a com
plimentary banquet to Congressmen Tawne-y,
Fletcher, Stevens and other representatives
trom the northwest Friday evening, Dec. 27,
at the Windsor Hotel in St. Paul. The at
tendance of railway service men from Min
neapolis will be large. The bill Introduced at
this session by Congressman Tawney for the
reclasaification of the railway postal clerks
"will come up for discussion. This is the same
bill which has been introduced twice before
and which lias passed the senate twice.
For Fourth "Warders—a musical and
literary entertainment will be given under
the auspices of the Fourth Ward Republican
Ciub in toe club hall Monday evening. Paul
D. Boutell will preside, and addresses will be
delivered by Charles H. Huhn and J. F. Cal
boun. Among those who will contribute to
the musical and literary program are the fol
lowing: Obrecht'a Juvenile orchestra, E. P.
Coveney, Leonard Obrecht, Miss Tennie Mur
phy. Mi3s Nellie Hanley, Miss Myrtle Stad
<len, Leonard and Juiia Obre-cht, Emma Mur
phy, W. M P&ar, San Francisco Novelty com
pany. Mlbs May Lamb. Miss Grace Hanlev,
Mies Katberine May Jordan, Henry Fitzslm
mous, May and Arthur Johnson, Molly Glea-
Boa, and Sergeant George Sinclair. Following
the formal program there will be dancing.
ROYALTIES ON IRON ORE
OVER FOR THE LAST YEAR
(There Is a. Prospect That They Will
Increase to $500,000
According to the state treasurer's report,
$27,030.29 was received during the last fiscal
year from royalties on iron ore, and $13,529
troru mineral leases on state lands.
There 1b a boom in raining now, and from
Indications many mineral leases will be
changed into contracts. The lease, which is
for prospecting, costs only $25 for each forty,
but on a contract $100 must be paid down, and
the lessee is held for a royalty of 26 crant3 a
ton on 5,030 tons annually, and more if the
ore is taken out. Much valuable ore is lo
cated on state lands, and if the boom con
tinues the state may soon be receiving $500,000
annually from royalties.
The greatest numter of prospectors' leases
was issued in 1892, when the first craze wus
on and 1,057 leases were issued. In 1896 there
were 283, in 1897 only 27, in 1888 28. The
cumber rose to 130 in 1899, and to 21S in 1900,
while during tbe year ending July 31, there
were 288 issued.
Up to this time 442 contracts have been
iEaued, of which 180 are still alive. Only
se7en of them were taken out prior to 1897,
while 47 were made in 1900, and 48 in 1901.
This indicates that prospectors arc getting
closer to business than in former years.
Deer Head* Seized.
Two deer heads were seized at the St. Paul
union station this morning, by Deputy War
den Boyd. They were shipped from Deer
River. One was consigned to Herman Week
werlb, Wa3eca, and the other to R. A. Em
erson, Blooniingdale, Ohio.
An Aliened "Fence."
Max Fox was arraigned before Judge Elliott
this morning on two charges of receiving
stolen property. He pleaded not guilty. The
indictments . accuse . him : of receiving copper
trolley wire stolen from the street rail-way
company. One lot contained 76 pounds and
the other 162, the latter being purchased from
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MR. HILL EXPLAINS
Detailed Statement of Conditions
Leading to R. R. Situation.
HOW THE U. P. WAS KEPT OUT
NortUweit, He Says, Wns Saved from
Baneful Influences of Hos
James J. Hill, president of the North- j
crn Securities company, Saturday issued a ]
statement to the press embodying the pur
poses of the Northern Securities com
pany and the events which led to its for
mation. He make's an important point
in the fact that the threatened Union Pa
cific domination of Northern Pacific af
fairs would have been detrimental to the
interests of the northwest. He states
flatly that the Northern Securities com
pany and its plans do not tend in any way
to a consolidation of the properties. His
statement, in full, is as follows:
"1 have been absent from Minnesota for
more than two "months, and during that
| time there has been a wide discussion
throughout the state of what has been
generally called a consolidation or a
j merger of the Northern Pacific and Great
I Northern railroads, and in this discussion
I statements have been made which are so
widely different from the facts that I feel
I called upon to make a conservative state
■ nient of Just what has been done in the
j past and what will be done in the future.
"When the Northern Pacific failed and
the banking-house of J. P. Morgan & Co.
I reorganized it, myself and friends were
' holders of a large amount of the coni
i pany's securities. After the reorganiza
| tion was completed we bought about $26,
--j 000,000 of Northern Pacific stock, both
common and preferrod. Some of thi3
stock was afterward sold, but a largo
amount has been held from that time to
Burlington Purchase Explained.
"About a year ago the Union Pacific
j company bought the Huntingtou and other
interests in the Northern Pacific and at
the same time made an effort to buy the
control of the Chicago, Burlington &
'"With these lines in the hands of the
• Union Pacific interest, both the Northern
! Pacific and Great Northern couid be
, largely shut out of the states of Nebraska,
! Kansas, Missouri, South Dakota, lowa,
i Illinois and Wisconsin, except by using
other lines of railway, some of which
were in the market for sale, and might at
any time pass under the control of or be
: come joined with the Union Pacific inter
ests. We then, of the Northern Pacific,
made proposals to the directors of the
I Burlington to buy their entire property.
j When this transaction was about being
i closed, the people who represented the
Union Pacific company, and who had pre
viously tried to buy the Burlington, asked
to be allowed .to share with us in the pur
chase of that company. This proposal we
! refused for the reason that it would de
feat our object in buying the Burlington,
and further it was against the law oi
several of the states in which the longest
mileage of the Burlington was located.
tnion Pacific's Bold Move.
At that time, against the opposition of
more southern lines, both the Northern
Pacific and Great Northern had put into
effect a low colonization rate and were
carrying daily thousands of people into
the northwest, many of whom were coin
ing from Kansas and Nebraska along the
lines of the Union Pacific. This move
ment was at its height in the month of
April, and after we had closed the
purchase of the Burlington, the Union
Pacific people undertook the boldest ef
fort that ever was made in this country
and bought over $60,000,000 of stock of the
Northern Pacific in the markets of
Europe and the United States. I was in
New York at the time, and after Messrs.
Morgan & Co. were aware of the action
of the Union Pacific people, it was found
that together we held about $26,000,000 of
Northern Pacific common stock, and, in
asmuch as the common stock,by a right of
a contract made with the preferred stock
holders when the company was reorgan
ized and the stock issued, had the priv
ilege of paying off the preferred stock
at par on the first day of January of any
year until 1917, Messrs. Morgan & Co.
then bought in London and New York
about $16,000,000 of the common stock of
the Northern Pacific."
V. P. Domination Feared.
"At the same time the Union Pacific
interests, having already so large an in
vestment, bid the stock up until there was
the largest stock corner ever known. The
common stock in three or four days went
up tQ $1,000 per share. I explained to my
friends how that, with control of the
Northern Pacific, the Union Pacific would
control the entire northwest and of the
west from Mexico to the Canadian line,
except for the Great Northern. So great
was this effort to get control that one of
my friends in London, who owned $2,000,
--000 of Northern Pacific common, was of
fered end refused $14,000,000 for his
"The result was that Messrs. Morgan
& Co. and ourselves owned $42,000,000 out
of $80,000,000 of the Northern Pacific com
mon with the privilege of paying off the
$75,000,000 of Northern Pacific preferred.
The Union Pacific people owned $37,000,000
of the common and about $40,000,000 of the
preferred, which was a clear majority of
all the stock of the Northern Pacific and
claimed the exclusive control of the
Northern Pacific railway end their owner
ship and control of one-half the Bur
When it was known that these preferred
shares could and would be paid off and
before the annual election, mutual nego
tiations resulted in Mr. Morgan giving
them a representation on the Northern
Pacific board. At the same time I was
elected a member of the Northern Pa
cific board. When I was advised of my
election I notified them that I could not
legally act as a director of the Northern
Pacific and Great Northern at the same
time, and I resigned after the first meet
ing of the board.
Genesis of Northern Securities Co.
Several of tlie gentlemen who have
long been interested in the Great North
ern and its predecessor, the St. Paul,
Minneapolis & Manitoba, and who have
always been among its largest share hold
ers but not the holders of a majority of
its stock, whose ages are from 70 to 86
years, have desired to combine their in
dividual holdings in corporate form and
in that way secure permanent protection
for their interests and a continuance of
the policy and mangement which has done
so much for the development of the north
west and the enhancement of their own
property in the northwest and else
where. Out of this desire has grown the
Northern Securities company. It became
necessary (in order to prevent the North
ern Pacific from passing under the con
trol of the Union Pacific interests and
with it the Joint control of the Burling
ton) to pay off the 75,000,000 of Northern
Pacific preferred. The enormous amount
of cash required for this purpose from a
comparatively small number of men made
it necessary for them to act together in
a large and permanent manner, through
the medium of a corporation, and the
Northern Securities company afforded
them the means of accomplishing this
object without the necessity of asking a
separate company lo finance the trans
actions for the Northern Pacific; while, at
the same time, the credit of the North
ern Securities company would be much
stronger as it would also hold a credit
able amount of Great Northern and other
The Northern Securities company is or
ganized to deal in high-olass securities,
to hold the same for the benefit of its
share-holders and to advance the inter
ests of the corporations whose securities
it owns. Its powers do not include the
operation of railroads, banking, mining
nor the buying or selling of securities or
properties for others on commission; it
is purely an investment company and the
object of its creation is simply to enable
those who hold its stock to continue their
respective interests in association to
THE MINNEAPOLIS JOURNAL.
gether and to prevent such interests from
being scattered by death or otherwise;
to provide against such attacks as had
the oriental traffic which must follow
a rival and competing interest whose main
investment was hundreds of miles from
the northwest and whose only object in
buying control of the Northern Pacific was
to benefit their southern properties by re
straining the growth of the country be
tween Lake Superior and Puget sound and
by turning away from the northern lines
been made upon the Northern Pacific by
placing on the Pacific ocean of the largest
ships of the world.
Effect on Public Interests.
"The foregoing is a brief and absolute
ly correct statement of whole subject and
its truth can easily be verified by the
stato of Minnesota or any other state or
person having sufficient interest to inves
tigate the facts which are all matters of
"Now, as to the effect of what has been
done upon the public interests of the
country; let me ask a few questions which
I want every candid and honest man to
answer for liimself.
: Did the Union Pacific people :
: with their railway lines extend- :
: ing from Omaha and New Orleans :
: to California and Oregon, through :
: the several states in the middle :
: west and south, purchase a ma- :
: jority of the stock of the North- :
: crn Pacific company for the pur- :
: pose of aiding that company, and :
: Increasing the growth and pros- :
: perity of the northern country, or :
: was it for the purpose of restrict- :
: ing such growth and aiding the :
: development of their enormous :
: interests hundreds of miles to tha :
: south? . :
: . Did they purchase the Northern :
: Paciiic and its interest in the Bur- :
: llngton for the purpose of build- :
: ing up the Asiatic trade between :
: the northern zone lying from St. :
: Paul and Minneapolis to the Pa- ;
: cific coast, or in order to control :
: the Oriental trade for their own :
: southern railway lines through :
: their own seaports, over their :
: own ships? ;
Thinks His Action Helpful.
"In defeating their control of the
Northern Pacific and retaining in the
hands of those who had built it up and
with it the entire northwest, did we
injure or benefit the people of the north
"Did I by inducing my friends to hold
their Northern Pacific common stock and
act jointly with Messrs. Morgan & Co.
when this stock was selling at $500 to
$1,000 a share, thus preventing the Union
Pacific from controlling the northwest, in
jure or benefit every interest, agricultural,
business and otherwise of the entire coun
try between Lake Superior and the Pacific
"Had we sold our 20,000,000 of North
ern Pacific- even at $300 a share, amount
ing to $60,000,000, or nearly forty mil
lions more than its present value, and
transferred to the Union Pacific control
of the entire country between Canada and
Mexico, what law of Minnesota would we
have violated? Could we not legally have
put the money in our pockets and let the
country learn what it was to be dominated
by a parallel and competing railroad?
"Why did Governor Van Sarit sit still
from May until November while a major
ity of the stock of the Northern Pacific
company was controlled by a parallel
and competing railway company in clear
opposition, until myself and friends have,
by our efforts and with our own money,
relieved the northwest, not as a rival
parallel or competing railway, but doing
what we clearly have the right to do as
individuals or working together for
greater permanency and security as a
"Has there ever been a case in the his
tory of this country when men have
dropped their money profit and stood as
firmly by the interests of the communi
ties which had grown up with their own
and largely by their own efforts and capi
Not a "Consolidation."
"The public is interested in having a
good railway service and at fair and rea
sonable rates. The past is gone and
speaks for itself: 1 can speak for the fu
ture, and I have no hesitation whatever
in saying that the increased volume of
traffic both through and local will enable
the companies to reduce their rates in
proportion to the volume of such traffic
and that in the near future the public
will have a chance to see for itself this
future of what I have said. The devel
opment of the country will increase with
the greater increase in population between
Minnesota and the Pucific. No merger or
consolidation of the Northern Pacific and
Great Northern is contemplated. Each
company will be operated separately in
the future as in the past.
"I greatly dislike to discuss my busi
ness in the newspapers, but during my ab
sence an attack has been made upon my
self and friends which has been persist
ently supported by both political and rival
interests. All I ask is fair play and let
me determine whether the public will be
benefited or injured by what we have
done and will continue to do.
(Signed) "James J. Hdll.
The Attorney General Asks General
George P. Wilson to Assist.
The third counsel in the state's suit
against the Northern Securities company
will probably be a Minnesota man. A
proposition has been made to a well
known attorney, looking to his employ
ment in the case. He ha» it under con
Whoever elae Is employed will be in a
similar position to M. D. Munn. Attorney
General Douglas will be in charge of the
case personally, and the other counsel will
be advisory. The attorney general will
appear in court and personally conduct
the proceedings on behalf of the state.
Later advices from the attorney gener
al's office are to the effect that Mr. Doug
las has invited ex-Attorney General
George P. Wilson, of Minneapolis, to as
sist him in the conduct of the state's case
against the Northern Securities company.
General Wilson is very well known to the
people of Minnesota, having been attorney
general of the state for six years—from
1874 to 1880 —and is now a member of the
state senate from a Minneapolis district.
He will serve the state well in this im
Work on Two of Hill's Immense
Special to The Journal.
New Haven, Dec. 23.—Work on two
large new steamships planned by J. J.
Hill for the Pacific trade, which was
expected to begin January 1, 1902, at the
Eastern Ship Building Yards opposite
New London, has been indefinitely post
poned. Two steamships at the yard, said
to be the largest freight •carriers in the
world, are, however, tmilding rapidly and
will be launched early next summer. Both
steamships are for the Pecific trade of the
Judicial Decision Before Permanent
Injunction In Obtained.
Special to The Journal.
New York, Dec. 28.—Well informed) per
sons here say it is not likely that any
permanent injunction can be obtained
against the Northern Securities company
in the absence of a judicial decision and
it may be two or three months before
such decision is handed down.
MUST PUT UP $10
Paid Mayors and Alderaien to Get
Names on Ballots.
Mayors and aldermen of cities, who receive
compensation for their services, must pay a
$10 fee for getting their names on the primary
election ballots. W. J. Donahower, assistant
attorney general, so rules in reply to a ques
tion asked by J. R. Morley of Owatonna. The
mayor i; and council of ■ that city receive no
compensation except $1 for each meeting, but
under Mr. Donahow-er's ruling this requires
candidates; for. .the positions to - pay 'a: fee,
which la not required of uisalaried positions'
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WHERE IS HIS DUST?
Interested Minnesotans Unable to
Find Col. Snelling's Remains.
A PLAN TO BRING THE BODY HERE
Historical Records Regarding; the
Early Day Soldier Are Ex
A short time ago a movement was start
ed In St. Paul to have the body of Colonel
Snelling removed to the army post which
now bears his name. Some little Interest
was aroused in this matter and the orig
inators of the idea were eager to provide
a monument to the pioneer commandant.
After the first wave of interest had
passed, the gentleman in charge of the
movement started out to find the re
mains. They are now in the somewiiut
embarrassing position of being unable to
find the last resting place of the early-day
soldier. It has been reported that Col.
snelling is sleeping peacefully at "Fort
Dearborn, N. V.," but the gentlemen^ who
are looking up thu remains after careful
examination are unable to. find such a
place, much less the ashes which they are
so eager to place at the old fort which,
bears the name of the distinguished sol
Tho last few days have seen the persons
connected with the State Historical So
ciety busily engaged in poring over old
volumes in search of some record of the
interment. As far as can be ascertained,
they have only succeeded in discoving that
no one knows anything about the matter.
Their researches, however, have led them
to the conclusion that the gentleman who
said that Colonel Snelling passed away
in 1828 was mistaken in his surmise.
FOR FOREIGN TRADE
Walter Gregory to Visit Grain Dis-
tricts of Europe.
AMERICAN THRESHERS IN FAVOR
Mr. Gregory Thinks More American
Manufacturers Should Enter
Walter Gregory of the Advance Thresh
er company, accompanied by Mrs. Gregory
will leave to-night for a short visit in
Battle Creek, Mich., after which they will
proceed to the chief grain producing
countries of Europe. Mr. Gregory made a
business trip to the grain growing dis
tricts of southern Russia four years ago,
and the result was the establishment of
a profitable line of business there for his
company. He confidently believes that
the business can be greatly enlarged, not
only there but also in Roumania and in
some of the better agricultural districts
of Siberia. Mr. Gregory said to-day that
the number of American firms selling
threshing machinery in foreign grain pro
ducing countries was too small. While
his company had a good trade, he said,
it did not aspire to monopolize the trade
abroad. He made the point that the
American manufacturers must compete
•with the European, the classes being
broad but distinctly defined. Mr. Greg
ory believes that there is ample room
for all the leading American threshing
machine companies in the grain growing
countries of the old world, and desires
to see them enter che field. To-day the
number of European firms is far in ex
cess of the United States companies doing
business there. If other firms in this
country would strive to work the foreign
trade, Mr. Gregory says, the prestige of
the American thresher, as against its
foreign competitor, would be greatly In
creased. The effect would be to benefit
all the American firms concerned.
"The machines we send abroad," said
Mr. Gregory, "are similar to those used
here, except that we fit them with a grad
ing attachment. This we find necessary
to compete with the English manufactur
ers. The English separators are provided
with elaborate grading devices, and from
each thrtsher four or five streams of grain
flow each of a separate grade. In
Russia, particularly, is this attachment
necessary, ac there are no elevators there,
and the grain is taken direct from the
thresher for export.
"The wheat raising districts of Russia
do not differ materially from the wheat
raising districts of this country. The
methods In use, as regards the raising
and handling of wheat and the size of the
farms, are virtually the same as we find
here at home. There Is a marked differ
ence, however, in the ownership of the
land. The farms are largely held by
big landlards, who lease it out in smaller
lots to farmers, and to the tenants they
bear a sort of paternal relation.
"We never have had any trouble in
making collections for our Russian trade.
We do business through jobbers of ma
chinery of that kind, and they have repre
sentatives' in New York, through whom all
bills are settled monthly."
After the business trip, Mr. andi Mrs.
Gregory will probably spend some time In
the southern counties of Europe to round
out the tour.
IN COMPLETE HARMONY
WORK OF REVISION COMMITTEE
Charles T. Thompson Tells What Has
Been Accomplished by Presby
terian Creed Committee.
Charles T. Thompson, a member of the
Presbyterian committee on the revision of
the confesison of faith and also of the
subcommittee on a short statement, has
returned from Washington, where the last
sessions -were held. He said this morn
The subcommittee on a short statement me*
just before the full committee and made some
progress' in shaping such a statement as is
demanded. When the full committee met,
however, it was deoided that inasmuch as the
full committee is responsible for part of the
•work it was better to take up the whole mat
ter from the beginning with the full com
mittee. That course was pursued with all
branches of the work.
The full committee was In session for
eleven days. The proceedings were charac
terised by the utmost harmony and good
feeling. The work was exceedingly arduous,
but satisfactory to all concerned. As a result
the committee adopted unanimously, subject
to such modifications' as might be thought
necessary at the next meeting, a short state
ment of the faith of the church in less than
twenty articles. A form of declaratory state
ment explaining the difficulties believed to
•xlst In the old confession of faith was also
adapted and it vtae also substantially agreed
that verbal changes in the confession would
be recommended by the committee. A sub
committee of five was appointed to prepare
these verbal changes. That subcommittee will
meet in Indianapolis some time In January
and will report the result of their work at a
meeting of the tnl} committee to be held In
Philadelphia, Feb. 5.
While the committee was in session its
members were almost overwhelmed with so
cial attentions of a delightful character. One
of the results of these committee meetings
will be the formation of delightful friendships
that will last through life.
Enoimli of Matrimony.
Four divorce cases were begun in the dis
trict court to-day. Charles Gillan, In his pro
ceedings against AxieGillan, accuses her of
adultery with Andrew Gilman in 1897, and
says l that he has not.! since condoned the
crime. Katherine Johnson charges Brick
i Johnson -with habitual •■; drunkenness. Earl
Albert Leavitt prefers the charge of desertion
against Maud© . Charlotte . Leavitt. A similar
, accusation ' Is ■ made by Caroline B. Lawr
against Peter B. Lawr..
GEN'L ORDERS NO. 3
Commander Torrance of the G. A
R. Names Important Committees
PENSION COMMITTEE HEADS LIST
Lint of Special Aides and Aides on
Commander's Staff Also
la general orders, No. 3, which will be
issued by Commander-in-Chief Torrance
of the Grand Army of the Republic Mon
day, the commander announces the ap
pointment of the following pension com
Robert B. Beath, Philadelphia; John C.
Black, Chicago; James R. Carnahan, Indian
apolis; W. 11. Upham, Alarshfleld, Wis.;
Charles G. Burton, Nevada, Mo.; Henry E.
Taintor, Hartford, Conn.; John C. Liuehan,
Penacook, N. 11.
This committee "was named In accord
ance with a resolution passed at the last
encampment empowering the commander
to appoint such a body.
Referring to pension matters the order
advises Grand Army comrades that the
commander has not yet taken up the sub
ject with the president despite the state
ments to that effect made in certain press
Other ( oiumittceN Appointed.
Announcement is made of the appoint
ment of other committees as follows:
Legislation for Veterans in Public Service
—Joseph W. Kay, Room 2, Boro Hall, Brook
lyn, N. V.; Leo Rassleur, St. Louis, Mo.; J.
P. S. Oobin, Lebanon, Pa.; Henry A. Castle,
St. Paul, Minn.; George H. Patrick, Washing
ton, D. C; O. H. Coulter, Topeka, Kan.; B.
P. Bingham, Washington, D. C.
School Histories—A. O. Marsh, Winchester,
Ind.; Thomas J. Stewart, Norristown, Pa.;
Thomas B. Rogers, St. Louis, Mo.; D. C.
Milner, Chicago, 111.; William M. Olney, Bos
ton, Mass.; S. H. Hurst, Chilicothe, Ohio; C.
M. Buckley, Montgomery, Ala.
Fredericksburg Battlefield National Park-
Edgar Allan, Richmond, Va.; Daniel E.
Sickles, New York city; James P. Morrison,
Philadelphia; Daniel R. Ballou, Providence,
R. I.; I). A. Grosvenor, Washington; Peter B.
Ayers, Wilmington, Del.; Albert E. Sholes,
Fraternal Relations with Sons of Veterans,
U. S. A.—William H. Armstrong, Indian
apolis, Ind.; T. J. Anderson, Topeka, Kan.;
H. H. McDowell, Pontiac, III.; J. Cory Wi
nans, Troy, Ohio; W. D. Wickersham, Mobile,
Ala.; H. A. Bigelow, Seattle, Wash.; George
Metzger, Davenport, lowa.
Erection of a Monument to the Loyal Wom
en of the War—Washington Gardner, Albion,
Mich.; S. S. Burdett, Washington; Ira M.
Hedges, Haverstraw, N. V.; W. C. Johnson,
Cincinnati, Ohio, George A. Newman, Cedar
Falls, Iowa; Newton Hacker, Jonesboro,
Term.; John E. Gllman, Roxbury, Mass.
National Sanitorium at Hot Springs, S. D.—
H. E. Palmer, Omaha, Neb.; E. P. Farr,
Pierre, S. D.; George A. Silsby, Mitchell, s!
D.; W. V. Lucas, Chamberlain, S. D.; C.
S. Palmer, Sioux Falls, S. D.; Richard Root,
Keokuk, Iowa; W. R. Manning, Newton,
Flag Committee of the Grand Army of the
Republic—Henry S. Peck, New Haven, Conn.;
George Stone, San Francisco; U. S. Hollister,
Denver, Col.; Orron A. True, South Litchfleld,
Me. ;E. C. Geary, Fargo, N. D.; Charles P.
Moise, Central Falls, R. I.; John G. Taylor,
Baltimore, Md.; R. M. Moore, San Antonio,
Texas; Joel 11. Lucia, Montpelier, Vt.; Janiea
P. Averill, Atlanta, Ga.; P. H. Coney, Topeka,
Kan.; George W. Martin, Brookfield, Mo.;
Alanson C. Haines, New Market, N. H.; a!
L. Schimpff, Peoria, 111.; John K. Bucklyn,
The committee last named is appointed
j by virtue of resolutions adopted by the cx
i ecutive committee of the national council
of administration for the purpose of fos
tering public sentiment in favor of honor
! ing the flag of our country and preventing
The following northwestern men have
been appointed special aides in charge of
military instruction and patriotic educa
tion: Minnesota, George R. Lewis, St.
Paul; lowa, Thomas J. Lindley, Noble3
ville; North Dakota, A. P. Lounswell
Larimore; South Dakota, T» C. DeJean[
Aids of Commander's Staff.
Northwestern aides de camp on the staff
of the commander are named as follows:
Minnesota—V. M. Sturdivant, Spring Val
jley; L. W. Prusa, Minneapolis; O. C. Gale,
I Marshall; E. F. Kendrick, St. Paul; R. M.
Tyler, Fairmont: J. G. Fowler, Mankato; G.
W. Healey, Braiuerd; Isaac Crosby, LJteh
; field; D. A. Marrison, Rochester; B. A. Man,
jWinona; J. M. Glunt, Staples; T. P. Jackson!
i Brownton; H. A. Bowman, Detroit; L. o!
| Merriam, Minneapolis; F. A. Carlson, Red
i Wing; L. G. Nelson, Owatonna; J. C. Confer
iNorthfield; W. F. Deline, Cannon Falls; Wil
| Ham Fallows, Waterville; H. H. Herring,
Lake Crystal; John Grant, Linwood; F. m!
j Long, Elysian; C. H. Hodge, Motley; G. w!
! Nash, Minneapolis; S. B. Mclntyre, Houston;
iC. E. MoCann, Brownsville.
Icwa—M. J. Eagal, Davenport; J. "W. Bech
tel, Burlington; V. P. Twombly, Dcs Moines;
J. C. Swltzer, lowa City; If. T. Scanlon, Des'
Moines; John Herriott, Stuart; W. H. Hittle,
Glenwood; 0. N. Doane, Newton; George m!
Pardoe, Sioux City; John Lindt, Council
Bluffs; L. F. Andrews, Exira; Ben McCoy
Oskaloosa; J. M. Briggs, Anita; P. H. Len
on, Guthrie Center; J. M. McAndrew, Winter
set; J. R. Ratlcan, Shenandoah; John War
bosse, Denison; J. P. Lyman, Grlnnell; Heury
M. "Wilson, Vinton; T. J. Anderson, Indian
olo, J. S. Alexander, Marion; Charles Boehm
ler, Cedar Falls; Gus Schmidt, Muscatine; L.
L Wilson, Center Point; C. VanEandt, Wliton
Junction; W. B. Wells, Colfax; J. S. St.
John Waverly; Thomas Goodwin, Villlsco;
David Fessler, Sac City; J. H. Noyes, Ogden]
Iowa; S. C. Leavell, Belle Plain; Charles' a!
Drake, Brooklyn; H. Hickenlooper, Albia;
George M. Craig, Allison; J. B. Harsh, Cres
ton; J. J. Smith, Marshalltown; O. A. Schoon
over, Eagle Grove; H. H. Bush, Garner- W
D. Forbes, Wall Lake.
North Dakota—P. H. Cummings, Fargo.
HOME FOR CHRISTMAS
LOREN FLETCHER RETURNS
He Mentions Several Piece* of Prob
able Legislation of North
Congressman Loren Fletcher arrived In
Minneapolis Saturday to spend hi 3
holiday recess. He will return about the
first of the year to bo present at the open-
Ing of congress on Jen. 6. Mr. Fletcher
Is In very good health and is pleased to
be among his constituents again. Every
thing ha.3 moved along in the usual way
during the session.
In regard to the appointment ot com
mittees, Mr. Fletcher said to-day:
Seme changes have been made in the com
mittees, but no changes of importance. I am
well satisfied and pleased with my assign
ment on committees and think that all of my
Minnesota colleagues ara satisfied with theirs.
I have every reason to believe all the gen
eral legislation that the people here would
expect that has been talked of relating to
the postoffice, the reservoirs at the head
waters of the Mississippi, the locks and dams
and the public building Improvements will
be accomplished and I am more than pleased
with the anticipation of what we expect to get
at Fort Snelling.
As far as the Fort Snelling matter is con
cerned, it Is not entirely definite yet. Two
batteries of artillery have been ordered here—
that Is settled. We expect a full regiment of
1,200 men and officers of infantry. In addi
tion we hope for -three companies of cavalry,
but that is doubtful just at this time. But
later on we fully expect that and we hope for
a full corps of engineers later on, 'which
will give us a fully equipped post.
CHRISTMAS GIFT TO KRUGBTR.
Utrecht, ;■ Dec. 21.— Mr. Schaeffsr, a
protestant clergyman of Remsceid, Rhenish
Prussia, " presented }to I Mr. Kruger , to-day ,', a
purse of $2,500; subscribed as a Christmas gift
to i the (Boer children ;by the children of * th» I
Rhine provinces and Wftstpttalia.
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MONDAY EVENING, DECEMBER 23, 1901.
WIFE OR CREDITORS?
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for your creditors? This question is pertinent. In many states
the laws enable a creditor to attach a life insurance policy un
der certain circumstances. The rights of a beneficiary are also
materially aiiected by the form of policy or contract. For in
stance, several companies are now writing policies which give
the insured the right to change the beneficiary without the
original beneficiary's consent. Such a policy is legally the sole
property of the insured, and can be attached by creditors just
like any other property not exempt.
In this respect, a:s in many others, the Massachusetts in
surance law and Massachusetts policies are unequalled. The
Massachusetts insurance law ful'- protects the beneficial
Massachusetts policies can not be attached by creditors when a
beneficiary is named.
Your age and address to either of the undersigned will se
cure a specimen policy in the old STATE MUTUAL LIFE of
WORCESTER, MASS., with full particulars.
C. W. VAN TUYL, GENERAL AGENT, 505-9 Lumber Exchange.
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JOHN E. CALHOUN. GEORGE A. CODE.
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"THE OLD BOOK SHOP"
Books tor Christinas
Standard Sets in the best editions; not "How cheap, but
how good." $10 to $350.
Single volumes in tine bindings, bound to our special
order in London. $6*50 to $37.50.
Rare books of great interest always on exhibition.
E. D. BROOKS,
Bookseller and Importer.
EDUCATORS OF NOTE
Many Secured for the Program of
the M. E. A.
BOOKER WASHINGTON IS ONE
Questions Bearing on Rural Schools
of Importance to Minnesota
to Come Up. f
In the preparation of the elaborate and
carefully considered program for the ses
sion of the Minnesota Educational asso
ciation, Dec. 26 to 28, In St. Paul a very
broad view of education was taken. As
a result noted educators from different
sections of the country and representing
different aspects of education have been
secured as speakers.
Chief in interest among visitors will be
Booker T. Washington, principal of the
Tuskegee Institute, the great industrial
school for the colored race. Mr. Wash
ington will appear twice, once on Saturday
afternoon when be will make the opening
address in . the program on "Industrial
Education" and on Saturday evening he
Avill deliver a lecture whose subject has
not yet been announced. Mr. Wash
ington will be followed Saturday after
noon by President Northrop of the Uni
versity of Minnesota, who will make an
address; Miss Jean Gowdy of Minneapolis,
whose paper will be on "Industrial Edu
cation:, in City Schools;" 6. H. Comings of
St. Paul, on "A Free Self-supporting Sys
tem of Industrial High Schools and Col
leges;" and Dr. S. G. Smith of the Univer
sity of Minnesota, who will open a discus
sion. Both the high school and child
study sections will give a prominent place
to papers and discussions on industrial
Exhibits of Industrial Work.
The extensive exhibit of industrial work
at the Ryan "will almost e^ual in im
portance these discussions and is planned
to illustrate and supplement them. The
exhibit will show a complete manual
training course and there will be a series
of demonstration work by pupils from the
St. Paul and Minneapolis schools, al3o
demonstration talks. On Thursday after
noon at 2 o'clock the demonstrations will
be by children of the John Ericsson school
of St. Paul and will include the paper
work of the kindergarten, spool weaving
with wool; wool, raffia and hammock
weaving; raffia braiding, rattan weaving,
raffia and rattan weaving and sewing. At
4 o'clock there will be an illustrated talk
on "Practical Nature Study" by D. Lange.
In the evening the orchestra of the Globe
Business college will furnish music and
there will be in the exhibition room a lan
tern slide exhibit of model schoolrooms,
Arts and Crafts.
The lectures and demonstrations for
Friday will include a talk at 9:30 by Miss
'Mary J. Colter, of St. Paul, on "Arts and
Crafts," followed by demonstration work
from 10 to 12 o'clock by pupils of the St.
Paul Mechanic Arts high school in model
ing, cabinet work, wood carving and dec
oration of leather, wood, and textiles. At
the same time pupils of intermediate and
grammar grades will give a demonstration
in wood carving. The lecturo of the after
noon wil lbe by Dr. B. Van Dyke Robinson
of St. Paul on "Business Education in the
High School." There will be demonstra
tions of high school work in cooking, sew
ing, draughting, modeling, cabinet work,
wood carving and business education, fol
lowed by an illustrated lesson in com
mercial geography. The Saturday morn
ing lectures of Mrs. Margaret J. Blair on
"Development of Textiles" will be demon
strated by pupils of the Hancock school.
Rurul School <t noxtlons.
A second important educational prob
lem which will receive much and serious
consideration is that of rural schools on
.which the chief speaker will be Superin
tendent O. T. Bright of Cook county, 111.,
who Is now pressing the matter of school
consolidation of which he is to sneak. He
has succeeded in making a beginning if
graded and high schools for rural com
munities in his Cook county territory.
This question and the proposition of giv
ing a place in the curriculum of rural
schools to specific work in agriculture
are live issues in Minnesota and both will
enter into the discussion, in which both
State Superintendent of Public Instruc
tion J. W. Olsen and Colonel W. M. Lig
gett, dean of the school of agriculture,
will take part.
School revenues and expenditures are
questions of paramount importance in
education and the part that the educators
may play in influencing both has recently
been called forcibly to the attention of
the country by the Illinois supreme court
deoision which has added several millions
dollars to the Income of the city of Chi
cago. This was the result of a campaign
waged by the Teachers' Federation led
by Miss Margaret A. Haley and Miss
Catherine Goggin, Chicago teachers.
Miss Haley will attend the Minnesota
association meeting and will present her
views on "Equable Taxation and School
Revenues" and will be followed by ex-
Governor John Lind, A. T. Ankeny,
president of the state normal school
board, and George B. Alton, inspector of
Education In its broad relation to life
j oropa out in many places but will re-
605 First Aye. S.
ceive especial consideration from the
child study section, whose progran.
been arranged by Miss Stella Wood an.!
Miss Mary L. Gilmun of Minneapolis. A:;
important part of this program will be
the presentation of the idea of
School as a Social Center" by
Katherine Beebe of Evansville, 111.
eral workers prominent in sociol
work will follow Miss Beebe.
President L. C. Lord of the Eastern Il
linois normal school will give bffere the
Minnesota teachers Thursday night, his
lecture, "A Modern Sir Galhad." Mr.
Lord went from Minnesota to Illinois a
few years ago, having been president of
the Moorhead normal school. Pr
to going to Moorhead, Mr. Lord had
a teacher in Mankato, Winnebago City
and St. Peter.
Surac ThiitK-R to St-e.
The main floor of the Ryan will be filled
with all manner of books, applia
etc., that relate in any way to tht- shoos.
The parlors will afford constant oppor
tunities for social meetings and confer
ences and the noon intermissi ns at Cen
tral Presbyterian church, in which he
general meetings will be held, will be
taken advantage of for social meeting.
Music by Miss Hope's orchestra will
to the pleasure and an attractive lunch
eon will be .served for the convenience vi
The attendance, it is said, will be about
President Roosevelt Deprives
Schley's Defamer of
Washington. Dec. 23.—The following
order has been made public by Becretary
of War Root:
Navy Department. Washington, D. C, Lit .
20, 1901.—Roar Admiral A. S. Barker. Com
mandant Navy Yard, New York—Sir: I ■ i
directed by the president to ask Edgar* S.
Maielay, special laborer, storekeeper's office,
i;avy yard. New York, to send in his
nation. Very respectfully.
—John D. Long, Secretary.
Secretary Root Strongly Rep
rimands Him for Schley
Washington, Dec. 23.—Secretary of War
Root, by direction of the presiden 1
day administered a strong reprimand to
Lieutenant General Miles for utteri: g
the sentiment attributed to him b
Cincinnati interview touching the Schley
caae. The secretary says, in part:
"You have no business in the contro
versy and no light, holding the
which you did, to express any opinion."
A LIVELY PATIENT
Retrains Coawla«neti and Knocks
Down His Attendant.
H. A. Stranie, 3313 Third street X. was ■
very lnap-preciative patient at the city hospi
tal this forenoon. lie had a fit In a saloon
at 229 Washington avenue X, and the Cen
tral station patrol wagon was called. While
unconscious, he was taken to the city hospi
tal and placed on a cot. A physician wi ■*
■working over him when he suddenly regained
eonsoloufinoss. He Irs pod from the bed a::<l
attacke-d the attendant vioiouely. throwicg
him onto the floor and kicking him. He ha !
evidently tally recovered Irvm hl9 illness tad
the i>hysiciaa ordered him returned •
station-house. Later the man was released.
JUSTICE GIVEN RETIRES
Twenty-three Years on District
Special to The Journal.
Dcs Mcines. lowa, Dec. 23. —Chief Jus
tice Josfcah Given of the state supreme
court practically ended his career on the
bench to-day, when the work for the ad
journed session of the October term of
court was completed. Judge Given was
presented with a handsome ebony Mute,
brought from the Philippines by Deputy
State Auditor Brant. He has serVei
twenty-three years on the district and
supreme bench. His service on the su
preme bench began in ISB9.
ACCOUNTING FOR IT.
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new in wedding presents.
May—No. So many people have been
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