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THE MINNEAPOLIS JOURNAL?
PRICE TWO CENTS.
A~_ t -^t*
TO SHIFT NOYES
Rumor That the Judge Will
Not Be Allowed to Re
sume Judicial Duties
No Action Has Been Taken,
but His Friends Are Ap
front The Journal Bureau, lioam <*<>, Post
Washington, Dec. 26.—The statement
that Judge Xoyes is to be restrained from
returning to his judicial duties by order
of President Roosevelt and that the de
partment of justice is to find another
place for him, cannot be confirmed
either at the White House or depart
ment of justice.
At the department It is said that nothing
has been done in Xoyes' case and reitera
tion is made of Attorney General Knox'
statement to The Journal last week
that he had not discussed the case with
the president since the latter had been
in the White House.
It is asserted among Judge Noyes'
friends in Washington that an under
standing has been reached with President
Roosevelt and that nothing will be done
here in his case until next spring, when
navigation opens and fuller information
can be obtained from Alaska.
While still expressing absolute convic
tion that Judge Xoyes is innocent of the
charges made agaist him, there is a well
denned impression that the San Fran
cisco court will hold him guilty of con
tempt and there is fear that the condem
nation will take a form that will prevent
him from acting in any official capacity
for some time. It is possible that some
one expressed such a fear and that it be
came twistedi into the statement that
President Roosevelt had ordered Judge
Xoyes restrained from performing official
duty for the present. It was learned to
day that Attorney General Knox ha 3 a
record of the proceedings before the cir
cuit court of appeals at San Francisco in
his office. It arrived a few days ago, but
Mr. Knox has not given the case any con
sideration because his time has been oc
cupied with patronage matters to the ex
clusion of everything else.
—W. W. Jermane.
The Original Statement.
Key York Sun Special S«rvio«
Washington, Dec. 26. —The president has
settled the scandals growing out of the
administration of justice at Cape Nome
by Judge Xoyes by ordering that Noyes
be restrained from returning to his Ju
dicial duties at the great arctic gold min
ing camp. The department of Justice will
endeavor to find another place for Xoyes
where he cannot make trouble.
Some May Be Made as to Alaska in
Order to iii-t Trade.
Ifew York Sun Special Sereire
Buffalo, N. V. ( iDec. 26.—An officer of
the Canadian government who is friendly
to and in the confidence of the Laurier ad
ministration, while passing through Buf
falo, said the Canadian government would
demand the reconvening of the joint high
< immission of the United States and
Canad in February. The purpose of the
Canadian government is to secure consid
eration of trade relations and of the
Alaskan boundary dispute. In Canada the
opinion has been expressed that Laurier's
administration would be willing to make
concessions in the boundary dispute if by
so doing there could be secured from the
United States concessions in matters of
trade of importance to the growing in
dustries of the Dominion.
SCOFIELD VERY SICK
Condition of the Ex-Governor Shown
Special to The Journal.
Oconto, Dec. 26. —Former Governor Sco
fleld is a very sick man. His condition
has not improved since Tuesday and his
physician feels very uneasy in regard to
Mr. Scofield was taken ill last week,
where he went on a business trip. He
has been in bed for a week battling
"A Bird in the Hand Is Worth Two in the Bush."
DEATH TO SIX
Disturbers of a Church Meet
ing Try to <'Clean Out
Piketon, Ohio, Dec. 26. —Six men were
fatally wounded in a general fight at a
small country church at Pike postofflce
last night. A series of religious meet
ings were in progress at the church, and
the building was filled when Charles and
Orrin Day appeared, slightly intoxicated,
and announced that they had "come to
clean out the Leggs," a family with
which the Days had had frequent quar
A general fight resulted in the church
and around it. Terrified women and chil
dren sought safety from revolvers and
knives by jumping out of the windows.
Only the minister, Mr. Rowe, remained.
At the close six men lay fatally hurt —
Orrln and Charles Day, Wesley Legg,
Joseph W rllliams, John Currant and Leb
anon Williams. Many others were slight
* ELOPERS ARRESTED
Deserted Hushnnd Congratulates the
Jfto York Sun Special Servie4
Joplin, Mo., Dec. 26.—The arrest of an
Oshkosh (Wis.) runaway couple by a de
serted husband ended a sensational elope
ment here last night, and the injured hus
band congratulated his wife and the man
on their successful elopement. Three
weeks ago Mrs. John Bublitz deserted her
husband, taking with her their 4-year-old
child and $4,000. She was accompanied
by G. K. Kimball. They went to Chi
cago, Derver and Joplin, where Bublitz
located them. He swore out a warrant
for the arrest of his wife and Kimball,
and went to serve it. His boy answered
the summons and he took the child In his
arms. Kimball was absent trying to buy
a saloon with Bublitz's money. When
Kimball returned, Bublitz congratulated
him. Finally Kimball and Mrs. Bublitz
returned $1,300 of Bublitz's money and
Bublitz took his child and left.
ESCAPED FROM CONVENT
Oregon Youiik Woman Well Supplied
With Money Adjudged liisune.
Chicago, Dec. 26. —The young woman
known as Frances Ross, who is supposed
to have escaped from a Portland, Oregon,
convent, was adjudged insane here to
day, experts testifying that the young
woman is suffering from religious melan
cholia. It is believed by physicians at
the hospital that treatment in a sanato*
rium may restore her reason. Miss Ross
talked freely on the witness stand, but
would say nothing tending to establish
her identity. When taken into custody
here two weeks ago she had nearly $3,500
in cash and jewelry.
ASSURED BY HICKEY
No American Association (tub in
Chicago or Louisville.
St. Joseph, Mo., Dec. 26.—Thomas J.
Hickey to-day made a denial of the dis
patches sent out to the effect that the
American association will place a club in
Louisville of Chicago.
"The report is without foundation,"
said President Hickey. "We are going to
put a club in Omaha and there is now be
ing formed in Milwaukee a company to
handle the club. The eighth city will be
Omaha. Not one member of the original
association would consent to a change of
TRADE WITH DENMARK
Prof. Ting-lestad of North Dakota
Studying; Old Norse.
Copenhagen, Dec. 26.—Imports from the
United States into Denmark have in
creased during the past few years. Some
lines of goods have become popular, and
new articles are gradually finding their
way into the Danish markets. One arti
cle that is new here and seems to have
gained favor at once is the billiard table.
Professor TingJestad, recently appointed
professor of Scandinavian languages and
literature at the University of North Da
kota, is in Copenhagen for the purpose of
studying old Norse and other branches in
his line of work, at the University of Co
THURSDAY EVENING, DECEMBER 26, 1901.
Man Survives to Tell How It
Feels to Be Electro
Special to The Journal.
Braddock, Pa., Dec. 26.—George Goga
was working on top of a gas main at one
of the blast furnaces of the Carnegie
company. His foot slipped, and fearing a
fall of thirty feet, he threw out his hands
for support. They closed over a live wire
furnishing power to 600 lights, 2,400 volts,
and hanging thus his feet just touched the
iron gas main, forming a complete elec
trical circuit through his body. He thus
describes hi 3 sensations:
I threw my arms out when I felt myself
losing my balance. I caught a wire. I threw
my left hand out and, with both hands on the
wire, I felt a horrible burning sensation all
over me. Something seemed to shoot through
my head, then by body and legs. I cried out
wheii the electricity went to my legs, but
whon it came back to my head I could not
open my mouth. I was paralyzed. The
strange feeling went from my h«?ad to my
feet many times. I cannot exactly explain it
to you as I felt it. It was too awful. My
legs were as if some one pulled them forcibly
from my body. When the electricity came
through my body again it was as if some one
took a knife and cut my body open. Then my
head felt as if it was taken by a machine and
cut up into pieces.
Physicians and electricians are mysti
fied by Goga's escape from death. They
say it is nothing short of miraculous.
McKlnley's Memory Too Precious to
Make Merchandise Of.
Cleveland, Dec. 26.—The McKinley Me
morial Association with heado.uarters in
this city, has had its attention called to
so many enterprises of a commercial na
ture, tending to make capital out of the
sentiments of public affection for William
McKinley, that the following statement
has been issued by Judge William R. Day,
ex-secretary of state and president of the
The public is especially cautioned against
any enterprise attempting to make capital out
of the sentiments of the affection which in
spired the desire to rear at the grave of our
late president a memorial which
shall fittingly honor his memory.
It is the desire of the trustees that
all contributions shall be the free-will offer
ing of the people, and they respectfully re
quest the public to discourage all propositions
which may seem to have as their object the
obtaining of money by giving all or part of
the proceeds to the memorial fund. The pub
lic is hereby notified that the McKinley Na
tional Memorial Association has no connec
tion with or relation to any other association
or to any enterprise of a commercial nature.
PICKING UP GOOD MEN
UiiK'cne ■*. Bradt Made General Su-
perintflul.-.it of Clergae Mines.
Special to The Journal.
Ishpeming, Mich., Dec. 26.—Eugene F.
Bradt, a well-known Lake Superior mining
man has been appointed general superin
tendent of mines and explorations of the
Chicago syndicate of Sault Ste. Mario,
with territory extending from Sudbury to
the Michigan ranges. For the past five
months Mr. Bradt has been In charge of
explorations on the Marquette and Me
nominee ranges for the syndicate.
Captain Arthur Buzzo and Frank A. Nel
son, also well-known mining men of this
range, will go with the syndicate, assum
ing charge of mining operations at the
Helen mine in the Mlchipicoten district.
Democratic Squabble in a Now York
New York, Dec. 26.—The republicans
are preparing to contest the democratic
nominations in the seventh congressional
district upon the ground that the conven
tions were not held in compliance with
This is the congressional district in
which a successor is to be elected to
Nicholas Muller, resigned, Jan. 7. Perry
Belmont and Councilman Joseph O'Grady
have been nominated by opposing wings of
the democratic party and the democrats
have already appealed to the authorities
i to decide which of the two men, has the i
right to the party emblem.
IN HOI WRATH
Appointment of Gov. Shaw
HE IS CALLED A DEAD'UN
Cummins Men Not the Only Ones
POLITICIANS MAKE PROTEST
Official Announcement of the' Ap
pointment Made From the
White House. -V
Special to The Journal.
Dcs Moinea, lowa, Dec. 26. —A political
insurrection has been aroused in lowa by
the action of President Roosevelt in ten
dering the secretaryship of the treasury
! to Governor Shaw. The first reports were
discredited and politicians were dazed and
incredulous when they were strengthened.
, Incredulity has given way to wrath and
; everywhere protests can be heard. Roose
! velt stock has fallen many points since
the announcement and it appears certain
I that had the president cast about to se
j lect the most unpopular man in the state
j he could not have succeeded any better
j than he has done in naming Shaw.
Politicians are keeping the wires hot
with protests and it in strongly suspected
some of these have gone on to Washing
ton. The denunciation of Shaw is not
confined to a few leading politicians, how
ever. It is the talk on the streets, in the
restaurants and wherever men congre
gate. Business men in Dcs Moines freely
express it. As for the politicians, there
is not a Cummins politician of conse
quence in lowa that does not keenly re
sent giving Shaw this appointment. Mr.
Cummins personally has taken no hand
in the matter .'and will not, but if hisi
followers have their way they will find
some means of conveying to Roosevelt
Governor Shaw is looked on in lowa as
a repudiated leader and so far as his
state is concerned politically dead. This
was illustrated at the Cedar Rapids con
vention, when every man of prominence
who came on the platform was called on
for an address. Shaw alone was given
the cold shoulder, not only by the Cum
mins »men but by those of the anti-Cum
mins persuasion. His unpopularity
springs from several causes. In the first
place he is regarded as a corporation man
from the foundation. His whole attitude
in office has indicated this. In the great
fight for an increased railroad assessment,
Shaw has persistently stood as the cham
pion of the roads. In vetoing the valued
policy bill, adopted by the last general
assembly, Shaw also added to the oppo
sition against himself. TJr.o fact that the
veto message is now being circulated as
a campaign document by the insurance in
terests is not improving the governor in
the estimation of many citizens.
The conduct of Shaw in appointing a
successor to Gear, in naming Dolliver
whom he openly belittled, in order to
block Cummins' path, intensified the feel
ing against him. The recent appointment
in Dcs Moines of Judge A. H. McVey to
succeed Judge W. F. Conrad, has also
stirred up much enmity. His justifica
tion for this appointment was that he had
known McVey for twenty years and the
latter, like the governor, belonged to the
Methodist church. Judge McVey will be
a candidate almost certain to be de
SHAW IT WILL, BE
Official Announcement Given Out at
the White House.
A"e*o JForfc Sun Special Servioo
Washington, Dec. 26. —Official announce
j ment is made from the White House that
j Governor Leslie M. Shaw of lowa will be-
I come secretary of the treasury, and that
his acceptance of a position in President
Roosevelt's cabinet will not affect the
position of Secretary Wilson. It has been
known among the mutual friends of the
president and Secretary Wilson for some
time that they held such cordial relations
as to indicate the continuance of the lat
ter as a member of the cabinet, regardless
of other cabinet changes.
Mr. Wilson is specially qualified for the
direction of the department of agricul
ture by reason of his experience as a
practical farmer who has employed scien
tific methods. He is also recognized in
Washington as a broad-gauge man whose
views on public questions in general are
! practical and representative of the plain
| people and make his counsel valuable in
! the cabinet.
President McKinley found Secretary
Wilson a good adviser during the war
with Spain and afterward because he was
in touch with the western people and fol
lowed the sound common-sense views
which represented the patriotic spirit of
Mr. Wilson was the first man in public
life to declare that the flag which Dewey
unfurled over Manila bay should never be
withdrawn, end that the Philippines must
became American territory. While other
i statesmen waited he spoke out, and the
| country indorsed his utterance, so that
President McKinley, after his trip to the
west, gave the official assurance that the
flag raised in Manila would never be
President Roosevelt, while recognizing
geographical lines in making up his cabi
net, does not feel called upon to recog
nize state lines. The two men who are
to become members of the cabinet are
from the west and they peculiarly repre
sent the western sentiment.
Governor Shaw is the president's own
choice for secretary of the treasury. No
one made the suggestion that he invite
Shaw into his cabinet. But he knew the
popularity of Shaw in his own state and
the west, end he knew that his financial
views, in perfect accord with the republi
can platform*, were supported by the re
publicans of the west. lowa will have
two members of the cabinet, but both of
them are more than lowa men. They are
both western men, who represent the
great agricultural section of the country,
as popular in Illinois, Nebraska and the
west as in their own home state.
With Shaw, Wilson and Payne repre-J
senting the Mississippi valley, the next |
change in the cabinet will probably be to
select a man from the west fully ac
quainted with the needs of the mountain
section and the Pacific coast for secretary
of the interior. When Secretary Long re
tires an eastern man will succeed him as
secretary of the navy. It is supposed that
Governor Shaw will be inducted into his
new office some time in January.
Governor Leslie M. Shaw is recognized
as a close student of economic matters, is
one of the state's biggest men poliUcally
and a power in national affairs to tie ex
tent that he has placed his name among
the presidential possibilities for 1904. He
practiced law for twenty years and be
came one of the leading attorneys of lowa.
He is president of the Bank of Denison,
his home town, and of the Bank of Ma
nila, and as such has attained a practical
Continued on Second Poise.
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scßaasaemssa^" GOV. L. M. SHAW a———"
Attorney General Must Move
to Dissolve Trusts.
PLEDGE MADE FOR HIM
How the Confirmation of His Nomi-
nation Was Accomplished.
STARTLING EXPOSE THREATENED
American Anti-Trust League Says
Mast Be Kept.
9tmw York Sun Spocfaf Sarvlso
Washington, Dec. 2tt. —Attorney General
Knox must at once enter suit to dissolve
the five great trusts of the country or the
failure of the department of justice to
enforce the anti-trust law -will be made
the subject of sensational disclosures in
open session of the senate.
This, in effect, is the announcement
made by officials of the American Anti-
Trust League, who insist that the
pledges they declare were made in be
half of the attorney general at the time
his confirmation was held up be fulfilled
without delay. Secretary Martin of the
Anti-Trust League said:
In executive session of the senate on the
day Mr. Knox was confirmed, and just before
the vote was taken on confirmation, pledges
wore made in behalf of Mr. Knox that he
would at once bring suit against the five
great trusts of the country—the United States
Steel corporation, the armor plate trust, the
Standard Oil company, the anthracite coal
combine and the railroad combine. The
friends of Mr. Knox also agreed that the law
should be so amended that the exclusive
power to bring suit for violation of the anti
trust law should not be vested exclusively in
tho attorney general, as at present, but iv
any United States district attorney.
: Senator Hoar made the state- :
: ment that the attorney general had :
:' made pledges to our committee to :
: begin such suits, but our committee :
: states specifically that he did not :
: make any such promise or any prom- :
: ise approaching such a pledge. :
° • o
The test of honesty and sincerity of purpose
of the attorney general and those who secured
his immediate confirmation is tc be made im
mediately alter the senate convenes in Janu
ary. If the confirmation of Mr. Knox, which
could have boen postponed Indefinitely if not
absolutely defeated, was the result of prom
ises intended merely as a trick, the country
should know it, and the senate will be
plunged into a discussion that will lay bar©
tho whole situation. We sent Mr. Knox a let
ter Nov. 26 and asked for an answer by the
27th. We asked him what he was going to do
about the antitrust cases. Ho could easily
have told us that he would or would not do
certain things, but he never even acknowl
edged the receipt of our letter. His refusal
to communicate with us and his statements
to members of the committee were sufficient
indication to us that Mr Knox -wished to be
confirmed 'before he made any promises; but
promises were made for him by his friends
in the senate, and those promises must be
Government Moves Against Smugr-
Kleri Off the Florida Coast.
Jacksonville, Fla., Dec. 26.— Spanish
squatters on the island of La Costa, gov
ernment reservation near the mouth of
Charlotte harbor, southwest of Florida,
must leave there at once, under orders'
from the treasury department. Over a
year ago the cutter McLean visited the
island and captured a number of smug
glers. They found that the island was
made a rendezvous for smuggling liquors
into the Florida mainland, the fishing
business of the men being only a blind.
The island contains several hundred acres.
Most of the people there, are Spanish. If
the . squatters refuse to go within thirty
days or so, troops from Key West will be
"sent to take them away.
FRANCE AND VENEZUELA
Hitch That Adds to the Gayety of
South American Nations.
Port of Spain, Trinidad, Dec. 26.—An
other complication has arisen between
France and Venezuela. This new griev
ance arises from the seizure of the prop
erties of Senor Manuel A. Matoa, an al
leged leader of the new Venezuelan revo
lution. Senor Matoa leased part of^his
property to M. Secrestat, of Bordeaux,
for two years, under the Veneauelan civil
code, which permits such a transaction to
be effected without the necessity of regis
tering the documents. By the seizure of
the leased properties. President Castro
has deprived M. Secrestat of their reve
nue and use. The French government has
notified President Castro of the infringe'
ment of M. Seorestat's rights.
GOV. li. M. SHAW
Desperate Encounter in a
Gorge in the Philip
Washington, Dec. 26. —The war depart
ment to-day is advised by General Chaf
fee at Manila .that Company F. Twenty
first infantry, had a desperate hand-to
hand encounter in a gorge six miles south
of San Jose, Batangas, Dec. 23. Twenty
two of the enemy were killed. Patrick A.
Connelly received an ugly bolo wound in
the left cheek; Private Carney received
six bolo cuts in the neck and shoulders.
Attempt to "Make Time"
Costs a Canadian Pacific
Man His Life.
Sault Ste. Marie, Mich., Dec. 26.—The
local express train running between the
Canadian Sao and Webbwood, Ont., on the
Canadian Pacific, collided with a light
freight engine a few miles east of Thes
salon last evening. Engineer McDivid of
North Bay, of the freight engine was
killed. Several others were badly injured.
Arthur Curtis, Ottawa.
David Miller, fireman of the express.
A. Christopher, engineer of the express.
A. Gould, conductor of the express.
All of the latter are of Sault Ste
Marie. The injured are now in the On
tario general hospital.
The accident was the result of the
freight engine running by Dayton, where
the express should have been ipassed, in
an attempt to make time.
Will Serve on the Committee to Har-
uioiilze Labor and Capital.
New York, Dec. 26.—Former President
Grover Cleveland has aocepted an appoint
ment to the Industrial department of the
National Civic Federation created at the
recent peace conference of labor and
capitalistic leaders. His letter of ac
ceptance was to-day delivered to Oscar
Strauss, chelrman of the conference. It
Your letter of the ISth inst. is at hand. Ill
ness has confined me to my room for almost
five weeks, ar>d I am now hardly able to sit
up and write this. My desire for the quiet
and comfort of absolute retirement from pub
lic or semi-public service Is very strong and
grows stronger rs the days paaa. I should
without hesitation yield to thit and decline
your request that I accept a plaoe among
those who are to seek the promotion of in
dustrial peace by friendly Intervention in
troubles between employers and th»* enployed,
if I "were not afraid that I should thereby
disregard an important duty. My reflections
have made it clear to me that I should ac
cept the place assigned to me, and I do so
with an earnest wish that those selected to
actively represent the purposes and motives
of your conference may not labor in Tain.
WHITE HOUSE CLOSED
Mrs. Roosevelt and 'Children Cruise
Down the Potomac.
Washington, Dec. 26.—The White Hous©
will remain closed' until New Year's Day.
Only visitors having urgent and impor
tant business will be seen by the presi
dent during the coming week. Mrs. Roose
velt and children, with Dr. Rixey, sailed
down the Potomac this afternoon on the
government yacht Dolphin. They will be
gone several days. A portion of the time
will be spent at a clubhouse on an island
near Quantico, Va., twenty miles from
Washington, and Dr. Rixey and young
Theodore, Jr., expect to have some duck
shooting from the club's blind. The
president will remain here while the fam
ily is away. He will entertain some of his
friends at luncheon and dinner each day.
A LAKE CITY BRIDE
Wedding Day of Prof. Wiley of Min
neapolis and Miss Hoyt.
Special to The Journal.
Lake City, Minn., Dec, 26.— Professor
Alfred R. Wiley, of Minneapolis, and Miss
Grace Greenwood Hoyt will be married
here to-night at 5 o'clock at the residence
of the bride's parents, Mr. and Mrs. C. G.
Hoyt. Rev. W. C. Rice will perform the
ceremony, which will be witnessed only by
relatives and a few friends. After a
wedding dinner Mr. and Mrs. Wiley will
make a short tour and will go to Minne
apolis in three or four days to make their
home. The bride is a favorite in Lake
City and Is accomplished and beautiful.
10. D. Wilson, Wealthy Citizen of
Hastings, Called Hence.
Special to The Journal.
Hastings, Minn., Dec. 26.—8. D. Wilson,
one of Hastings' prominent and wealthy
citizens, died suddenly this morning, aged
about 70 years. He was father of Mrs.
Flora E. Bills, of St. Paul.
10 PAGES-FIVE O'CLOCK.
VAN GELS IT
Its Purpose Is to Stimulate
THAT "TOM-TOM" TALK
The Governor Appears to Be Amused
ONE EFFECT OF "HARMONY" SEEN 1
Shipper* on Northern Linei Not A.I- A
lowed to Route Freight East '
of Minneapolis. .
Governor Van Sant had not read, yes
terday's Journal until thi* morning, :
when his eye fell on the interview with a "'
Great Northern official.
The governor read the railroad man's i
tart remark that "Governor Van Sant aad «
Attorney General Douglas are simply ]
beating the torn torn to keep up excite- j
ment." The governor looked up over hl» :]
glasses, and there waa & twinkle in. fcia * t
eye as he said:
"Whistling to keep their courage up." \
That was all. Pressed for a statement j
in reply, he gave the same answer made i
by President Hill to some of The.,
Journal's questions, "not worth an.* }
The Great Northern" official's criticism
was that the state had done nothing; that j
the extra session which was promiaedi \
for Jan. 1 had not come and no suit had '
been brought. The governor said: "They
will get all the session they want whoa
the time comes."
The reasons for .the state's delay are j
well known. With regard to the extra :
session, the governor was advised by At- !
torney General Douglas that the present
laws are sufficient to prevent the con
solidation. He, therefore, deferred call
ing .the session until the report of the tax
commission could be acted upon. The ses
sion will be called for some time in Feb
Delay in the legal proceedings resulted
from the adjournment of the supreme
court. It will reconvene Jan. 6, and At
torney General Douglas will then file th©
papers and get action as speedily as pos
sible in the highest court of the land.
There is no weakening at the state
house. In the language of the state offi
cial before quoted: "Those who are re
joicing over the state's inactivity would
better bide a wee. They will soon see
one of the biggest contests ever waged."
Two telegrams have been received from
Attorney General Stratton of Washing
ton announcing that he will attend th«
Governor Van Sent and Attorney Gen
eral Douglas will arrive in Helena next-"
Monday at 10:35 a..m.» and will probably
stay until Tuesday night.
SHIPPERS' RIGHTS ABRIDGED
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They Can't Route Their Freight .
East of Minneapolis.
James J. Hills' transportation group 1*
already dictating to shippers along th«
lines of the Great Northern and Northern
Pacific the routing of goods east of th»
Minnesota Transfer. Whether shippers: '
desire to route over the Burlington or not,
some means is found to give the business >
east of the Transfer to the line controlled "••,
by the Hill combination.
Since the wheat movement began In
September, it has been the policy of th»
Great Northern to alloy none of its car*
to go east of the transfer. All goods
going over eastern lines from that poinft;
had to be transferred. An exception was,
made in the case of the Burlington, which
on many shipments gave that line the ad
vantage on traffic from northwestern
An instance is related of a North Da
kota shipper who wanted to send a car of
stock to Chicago. Ho desired to route
east to transfer over the Omaha. He was
told by the Great Northern that it did not
allow its cars to go east of the Minne
sota Transfer. The freight department
also wrote him that they would endeavor ;
to secure an Omaha car for him. Somai .
weks went by but the oar did not appear.
The shipper made another inquiry. Ho
was informed that Omaha cars were herd
to secure, but if he would route over the
Burlington he would be furnished a Great r
Northern car and the company would &£.< ■
low it to go east of the Transfer to des
tination. The shipper could do nothing,
else than submit and the Hill system Be- I
cured the entire haul.
HILL'S GREAT STEAMERS
Work Win Proceed on Those No* j
Special to The Journal.
New London, Conn., Dec. 23.—The state
ment that James J. Hill's new ocean
steamships will be delayed in building re
fers to vessels that will be constructed
after thos% nearly completed are launched.
It is announced .from the office of tiM
Eastern Shipbuilding company that work
is proceeding rapidly on the two mammoth
steamships building hare for the Greet
Northern Steamship company. It Is ex
pected that both vessels will be launched
in June. It is stated, however, that the
construction of the proposed two larger
steamships for the same company has
been postponed and; work on these vessels
will not commence immediately, as aa-
The steamships It was proposed to lay
down at the beginning of the year are
planned to (be 26 -per cent larger than th*
two now in the etockfl. Furthermore, It
is part of Hill's scheme to build a fleet
of twenty-five of these big freighters. The
work on the steamers has been retarded
very little by , the weather this, winter.
One thousand employes have been able to
be at their labors nearly every day and
the supply of steel on hand is plentiful.
STRENGTHEN THEIR HOLD
lltirriman and Friends Steadily Bay*
ins: Union Pacific. -
Special to The Journal.
New York, Dec. There appears to
be no doubt on the stock exchange that
Harriman and friends are. quietly but
steadily buying Union Pacific stock - and, -
strengthening their hold on that prop
tAS TO ACCENT.
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