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I P. fIOAD is SOLD
BID* IN BY PRESIDENT WINTER
FOR THE NEWI-Y REORGAN
WENT FOR TEN MILLIONS.
ONLY ONE BID AVAS MADE AND IT
THE LOWEST ONE AL
BBANCH LINES AND LAND AS WELL
Other Pornerty When Put Under th£
Hammer by Master Carey
Taken by Mr. Winter.
WEST SUPERIOR, July 25.— Special
Waster Alfred E. Carey this morning,
at Superior, Wis., sold the entire line
of the Northern Pacific Railway com
pany, its bonds, stocks and leases and
branch lines, under the decree of Judge
Jenkins, of the United States federal
court. The sale was interrupted by
but two formal notifications and the
property was bid in by Edwin W. Win
ter, president of the Northern Pacific
as reorganized, on behalf of that cor
The railroad officials and representa
tives of the bondholders arrived this
morning on a special train. They "first
proceeded to Walbridge, on the North
ern Pacific, to view the new spur track
being built under the new articles of
incorporation, to legalize it, and then
came here. Their arrival was an hour
after schedule, owing to the derail
ment of their engine, and they were
pulled into the city by a logging engine
which was impressed into service. In
the party were: Edwin W. Winter,
president of the reorganized Northern
Pacific; Charles H. Coster, of New
York, of the firm of J. Pierpont Morgan
& Co., the reorganization manager; E.
D. Adams, of New York, chairman of
the reorganization committee; Special
Master Alfred E. Carey, who conducted
the sale; Francis L. Stetson and Vic
tor Morawetz, of New York, counsel
for the reorganisation managers; Wil
liam Nelson Cromwell, of New York,
counsel for the reorganization com
mittee and of the receivers; Herbert
L. Turner, of New York, counsel for
the Farmers' Loan & Trust company,
complainants In the foreclosure suit;
Silas W. Pettit, of Philadelphia, coun
sel for the old Northern Pacific com
pany; General Manager Kendrlck, Sec
retary George W. Gardiner and Land
Commissioner William Phipps, of the
Northern Pacific, and Receiver Mc-
Henry, of St. Paul.
Special Master Carey announced that
the sale was ready to proceed when
General Counsel M. D. Grover, for the
Great Northern, entered a formal no
tice to preserve his rights. He notified
prospective purchasers that they would
be held liable for the lease of the St.
Paul ..& Manitoba tracks, which the
Northern Pacific uses between St. Paul
and Minneapolis, and for the carrying
out of that contract. After him Charles
L. Catlin, of this city, gave notice that
the purchaser would be held subject
to the contract made with the St.
Paul & Tacoma Lumber company, by
which the latter purchased 80,000 acres
of land in Pierce county, Wash., and
has the right to have its timber trans
ported to Tacoma.
No other objections being offered,
Special Master Carey read the decree
of sale as ordered by Judge Jenkins.
EDWIN W, WINTER, THE XEW PRESIDENT OF^THE NORTHERN PACIFia
He offered for sale the first parcel con-
Blsting of the main Una from Lake
Superior to Portland, Ore., and all the
appurtenances and property, rolling
Btock, depots, wharves and buildings.
He also included in the first parcel all
property to which the receivers had ac
quired title and asked for bids.
Edwin W. Winter, for the Northern
Pacific railway bid $10,000,000, the least
amount that could be offered. Master
Carey asked if anybody else in the
crowd desired to bid on the road, and
receiving no response sold it to Mr.
Winter, for the Northern Pacific rail
way and received the receipt ot the
Farmers Loan & Trust company, show-
ing that the bonc&r-necssspry to bind
the sale were in its possession.
The second peroel, containing* the
stocks and bonds of branch lines, held
under the consolidated mortgage, were
then offered and as before Edwin W.
Winter bid for the Northern Pacific
railway and offered 32,000,000, at which
price it was sold. The third parcel,
which contained contracts of branch
lines, and re-leases was offered and
$500,000 bid by Mr. Winter, who got it
At noon at the front door of the coun
ty court house was then offered
the company's lands in the state
of Wisconsin, in three parcels.
The first contained thirty-one
patented sections, in township 43 range
15 west, and President Winter bid
$100, for one section with the option of
taking the remainder. He got it and ex
ercised his option, depositing the certi
ficate for the guarantee. All patened
lands in Wisconsin, not included in the
first sale were offered and sold to the
Northern Pacific railway's representa
tive for $1,000.
In the third and final parcel were all
lands in Wisconsin granted the North
ern Pacific road by act of congress, to
aid it in building and equipping its
line, to which the road is entitled to
parents, but upon which they have not
> been issued. Winter's bid of $500,000 was
' the largest offered and the sale in Wis-
I corsin was closed.
The special train proceeds from here
West and the special master expects to
! turn the road over to the purchasers
on September 1.
VAX HORXE GETS IT.
Dnlutli & \\ l«iiii|i«'n' Bought In by
C. P. H.
DULUTH, Minn., July 25.— The Du
luth & Winnipeg railroad was sold this
morning in this city by Captain Ed
ward Simonton, of St. Paul, master
commissioner appointed by the court.
There was but one bid, that of John
. A. Garver, of New York, representing
| the reorganization committee of the
j bondholders. The property was pur
i chased in the name of J. W. Sterling,
|J. A. Garver, G. W r . Church and Char
| les Siteele, of New York. Their only bid
! was $2,373,719.44 and the property went
j to them at that figure. The bondholders
! are Canadian Pacific people and that
! road now becomes the possessor of the
It is practically certain that it will
be extended to the boundary in the near
future, and there is also a plan for
tapping the Mesaba range in order to
secure a share of the ore traffic, which
is very profitable.
The fact that there was no competi
tion for the road by James J. Hill of
the Great Northern, who was after it
a short time ago, Is regarded by some
as proof that the Great Northern road
has secured a traffic arrangement with
the Duluth & Winniipeg road, and that
the Great Northern will build from
FoFSton to some point on the Winnipeg
and secure a short route from the grain
fields of the Northwest to Duluth, in
stead of building the entire distance
from Fosston here.
PAID HI3I HS SILVER.
A Sixteen to One Alan Gets All He
Silver sentiment took a drop at the
Union depot yesterday afternoon.
There is more silver in circulation than
there was Friday, but one of its warm
est advocates has been left ,on the
fence and sound money hereafter may
look for his vote. The bolter is Con
ductor O'Brien, of the Milwaukee.
O'Brien and C. W. Myers, ticket agent
at the Union depot, are near neighbors
in everything except politics. O'Brien
is a 16 to 1 man and Myers is a sound
money man. Evenings when O'Brien
is in off his run he usually goes over
to Myers' house for the purpose of con
verting him. He has found it a hard
task. The other night the two got
into a heated argument which ended in
a drawn battle. Myers insisted the
free silver would be the ruin of the
country. O'Brien took this as a chal
lenge and said that as long as there
was silver in the country he would
stick to it.
"All right," replied Myers. "The next
time you come to my ticket window
and want your check cashed, I will
give you all the silver you want."
The opportunity presented itself yes
terday. Myers prepared himself for the
rush in silver Dy getting hold of all
the dollars thai came within reach. At
3 o'clock O'Brien sauntered up to the
wicket with his month's pay in the
form of a check.
"Cash this In for me, will you?" he
asked of Mr. Myers.
"Sure thing," replied the ticket agent.
He dove down under the counter and
commenced to sling silver dollars un
der the wicket at O'Brien. One by one
they came out, until at last a stack of
eighty-seven round dollars confronted
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THERE ARE FIVE DAYS YET REMAINING I Surely, It's No Little Thing
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night of the 31st of July, at which time the goods will return to their usual prices. P er cent, and Lavender, 50 per cent Discount Tickets.
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cannot be duplicated at the factory for prices marked thereon. But that is neither here §5 able Partial Payment Plan, taking from 6 months to lOmonths' timein which
nor there. The sale is to continue, and with even more generous discounts than here- $| to settle for their purchases, are equally welcome with those customers who
tofore, for five days more. l B prefer to pay all cash. About one-iifth down and the balance in convenient
>* %zy monthly payments to suit, is all right.
OUR STATEMENT that it is a remarkable Opportunity for Housekeepers does not WE SHALL, FROM DAY TO DAY, keep you posted as to those bargains which ap
count for much, perhaps, but the eager and ever 7 inc*easing patronage which has de- if WE HA^VRF^OF^Vf&x^^v 6 - t- *• 1 ,
veloped as the true merit of the Sale has become* known, is tangible and irrefutable PI itf economical tt,pW TODAY, each article of which is most significant in
proof of its integrity and benefits. othersTequal^erh^' J "^ * UraCtlVe ' P erha P s » thaa scor <* <*
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fiflH'i £ lassdoors > an - A^-fisl^ % ATTFNTION f~ G - A - R -- From now until after the encam P
g^Jfcwi jggaggaj jg tiquc oak finish, AJ^^^^Vq li-,11 1 lUil . ment we are prepared to furnish our customers
jpHpfi 9BpPp 52 inches high, if with every needful article for the entertainment of G. A. R. visitors.
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MHrJBSRI L^S^^ 7.50 DARLOR TABLE, hand-polished: under shelf M M^M ™ LUIILAIiU CABPET COMPANY.
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O'Brien. O'Brien looked dazed for a
moment, and a curious crowd gathered
around to stare at the heap of bright
coins. Patrolman Andy Call rushed up
to watch for bunco steerers, while ail
O'Brien did was to pray for sound
money. He was game enough, how
ever, to take the joke good naturedly.
Myers gave him an empty gunny sack
into which the 87 plunks were dumped,
and O'Brien went out in charge of the
Caused by the Recent Cut of the
CHICAG, July 25.— There ■will be a meet
ing of the Eastern roads In New York next
week in which all the objections of the lines
in the Central Freight committee against the
working of the tonnage agreement under the
rules of the Joint Traffic association will be
heard. There have been many objections to
the tonnage agreement of the association, ever
since It was formed, and many of the roads
running east from Chicago have been chafing
under the restrictions to which they have been
subjected. The roads running east from St.
Louis will hold a meeting next Tuesday to con
sider the same subject. The matter "will be
given a thorough overhauling, and it is ex-
pected that the tonnage agreement will be
amended in several particulars.
The Union Pacific has taken Independent
action regarding the running of excursions In
the state of Nebraska, to which the other road«
In the Western Passenger association some
time ago objected. The chairman was ap
pealed to, but he declined to sustain the ap
peal, and now the road will take matters into
its own hands, and make the rates indepen
dently of all the other lines.
It is expected that further complications in
Western freight rates will follow the action of
the Chicago Great Western in reducing the
rates on coarse grain from the West to Chi
cago. The other roads will be obliged to meet
the reductions, although not all of them have
said that they will come down in the tariffs.
The cut of the Great Western amounts to
about three cents per hundred, and it will
make further reductions if necessary.
WAVE Of SOCIALISE
IT WILL FALL UPON LONDON DUR
ING THE* WEEK TO
MADE TROUBLE "IN FRANCE.
IN ENGLAND NO SERIOUS RESULT
IS EXPECTED FROM THE
BALFOUR'S STAp, IN ASCENDENCY.
Feeling Agninat Him as a Leader of
Parliament If a* Undergone a
LONDON, July 25.— The wave of so
cialistic trouble which swept over Lille,
in France, stirred up by the arrival of
Herren Liebknecht, Bebel, Singer and
other foreigners, attending the social- I
Ist congress in session there this week,
will reach London tomorrow. Though
Lille has a socialistic mayor and dep
uty, It is evident that the people of
that city are not prepared to swallow
such wholesale outbursts of socialism
as were indulged in by the congress,
and the result has been riots of such
character as would, if they had hap
pened in Paris, says the Times, have
sent a shiver through Europe.
The trouble started with the posting
of a placard by the municipality invit- j
ing the inhabitants to welcome their j
brothers from abroad. Counter plac- I
ards were posted by Republicans, in- j
viting the people to "Hiss the Prus- \
sians." So, when the socialistic proces
sion marched through the city on Fri- I
day evening, it was greeted with cries !
of "Vive La France" and "A Bas Prus- i
se." The line was broken and the |
mayor became separated from the pro- [
cession. The musicians at the head of
the procession were dispersed. The J
crowd waved their tri-color flags, which
the socialists tried to seize and tear.
The international socialist and trade j
union congress begins at St. Martin's !
town hall on Monday. London will ,
doubtless receive $,11 the anarchistic j
and socialistic demonstrations incident i
to this congress during the next week, j
more calmly than the outpourings of I
the congress at Lille -were received i
there, as the presence ©f the Germans I
in London furnishes no political provo- \
Preliminary to the congress there !
will be a monster demonstration in
Hyde Park tomorrow of socialistic ■
workers and trade unionists, in favor j
of international p^eace 1 and amity. I
There will be twefve "platforms, and j
as many different chairmen, all of the
latter well known figures in labor or \
political circles. There will be two del- i
egates from the continent, who will ,
speak in French and German, in addi
tion, on each platform^'
The congress, which assembles on
Monday has thirty-five German dele
gates, twenty-seven French and four
from the United States. The anar
chists, as distinguished from the state
socialists, will hold a welcoming meet- j
ing of their own in a separate hall on ;
Tuesday evening. Among the notable j
people who will attend these meetings j
will be Eliz Reclus, Princess Krapot- j
kine, Sebastiane Faure, James Kier >
Hardie, Tom Mann, Ben Tillet, Louise
Michel and others. They will join in
the deliberation of the congress. Herr
Liebknecht, Herr Singer and other for
eign delegates reached London today.
Public opinion which wa3, a week ;
ago, decidedly averse to A. J. Balfour, j
i as a parliamentary leader, has been
1 rapidly veering in his favor. The Sat
urday Review says today:
"The land bill is as good as passed
and all because the house of commons
has recognized that the reign of shilly
shally is over, and l that for once It
} has at its lead a mail wfto knows what
is wanted, and means to have it.
The passage of th^ \r^h land bill in ;
the house of commons does seem now i
to be really assured. W,hUe this meas- i
ure does not completely satisfy any |
one, there is a ger^-af^disposition to j
rejoice that any step has been made
towards diminishipg j:he agrarian
strain in Ireland. There is still con-
siderable anxiety as to the fate of the
bill in the house of lords, where ef
forts will be made by the iandlords
to secure amendments in their own
interests. These efforts may be ex
pected to command much sympathy
among the peers, but the chances are
that the bill will pass in its present
The events of tut, week have demon
strated that Balfour is a more capable
pilot than he has recently been cred
ited with being. His leadership in the
house of commons during the latter
days has shown that he possesses a
tenacious grip, which has enabled him
to recover much of the ground lost by
the failure of the educational bill.
The situation in Rhodesia is looked
upon here with the greatest anxiety.
The force at the disposition of Sir
Frederick Carrington Is regarded by
military men as quite Inadequate to
cope with the rebellion of the Ma'a
beles. The latest news from Bulu
wayo to the effect that Sir Frederick
does not propose to again enter the
Matapo hills, but that it is his inten
tion to surround these hills with a se
ries of forts and so hem In the Mata
beles, is regarded as an indirect ad
mission that in the fight of last Mon
day, the British forces did not achieve
a decided success. It is pointed out
that the Matapo hills extend for sev
enty miles, which fact shows that the
fort idea is one of a very large scale.
RUSSELL HARDING GOBS UP
To Become A.ssistaiit General Super
intendent of the G. N.
Since the appointment of Mr. Barr as
general superintendent of the Great
Northern system, and the consolidation
of that office with that of general man
ager, there have been several changes
in the personel of the staff of assist
ants along the line. There have been
enough in fact to bear out the predic
tion, made at the time of the retirement
of Mr. Warren, that there would be a
general shaking up.
Several changes were announced yes
terday, and another is on the tapis for
Monday. It is that of the elevation of
General Superintendent Russell Hard
ing, of the Western division, to the
post of Assistant General Superinten
dent of the system, with headquarters
at Spokane. Mr. Harding has been
connected with the Great Northern but
two years, and his^elevation is a testi
monial of his success. He was formerly
connected with the Missouri Pacific,
and when brought to the Great North
ern, was made superintendent of the
Dakota division, afterward being made
general superintendent of the western
end of the system, with headquarters
Another change which has been
made is the appointment of Supt. J. B.
Rice, of the Fergus division, as superin
tendent of the Eastern Railway of
Minnesota. Following on the heels of
this, Capt. C. H. Jenks, now superin
tendent of the Montana Central, will be
made superintendent once more of his
old division, with headquarters at
. J. ML Gr\;ber, superintendent of the
Eastern Railway of Minnesota, also
finds himself slated for a change, hav
ing been macT\ superintendent of the
Montana Central, vice C. H. Jenks.
G. X. EXPRESS CHANGES.
James F. Lawless Become* superin
tendent of the Company.
A change was announced yesterday
In connection with the management of
the Great Northern Express company.
James F. Lawless, hitherto auditor of
the company, has been chosen superin
tendent, his duties to comme7.ce Aug. 1.
D. S. Elliott is appointed auditor, vice
Mr. Lawless. The circular was issued
yesterday over the signature of Vice
President and General Manager W. T.
H. J. Bergeman, traveling passenger agent
of the Wisconsin Central, is in the city.
Traveling Passenger Agent Taggert, of the
Baltimore & Ohio, arrived home last evening
from a week's trip in Xorth Dakota.
A. L. Craig, assistant general passenger
agent of the Northern Pacific, went to De
troit, Minn., last evening to spend Sunday.
North Dakota Fusion.
GRAND FORKS. N. D., July 25.— At the
conference of committees from the Populist
and Democratic parties, held in this city, an
equal division of the places on the ticket was
decided upon. The Democrats will take the
place for governor, while the Populists will
select their man for congress. Burke Corbet
of this city, is the man who has been quietly
picked to head the ticket as a candidate for
governor. The state convention will be held
in this city July 28. and its half of the fusion
ticket will be filled out on that date. The
other half will be nominated at Fargo on
KRISER'S fIEW HOLE
GERMAN EMPEROR EXERTS HIS
POWER AS HEAD OP THE
CLERGYMAN CALLED DOWN.
WHEN WIL.L.IAM APPEARS AS SUM-
M.US PRIMUS HI) RULES THE
BERJLIN NEEDS NEW CHURCHES.
City Has Refused a Single Mark,
But the Synoil "Will Try an
BERLIN, July 25.— Emperor William
does not often exercise his preroga
tive as Prussian Summus Episcopus,
but when he does do so he shows the
parsons with unerring certainty that
there is a limit to their power. Re
cently Superintendent Zietlow, of Am
min, in Pomerania, refused the right of
Christian burial to the wife of a re
spectable citizen who had drowned
herself. The unfortunate woman had
previously been adjudged insane. Dr.
Scipio, a preacher of Stettin, offered to
officiate at the funeral, but Zeitlow
forbade him to do so. Thereupon the
widower sent a telegram to the em
peror stating the facts in the case.
His majesty immediately instructed
the provincial authorities to forbid
Zeitlow, under penalty of dismissal,
to interfere with Dr. Scipio.
The emperor's plan to raise his uncle,
Frederick William Louis, grand duke
of Baden, to the rank of king upon the
occasion of the grand duke's seven
tieth birthday, which occurs on Sep
tember 9, of this year, Is not received
with much enthusiasm by the people
of Baden, who are afraid that the new
title will mean an increased civil list
and heavier t axation, especially as
the plan to annex Alsace and Loraine
to the grand duchy of Baden will not,
it is generally thought, be carried into
effect owing to the objections of Ba
Few of the German newspapers
agree with the emperor in the matter
of his enthusiasm on the subject of
the Paris exposition of 1900. The
Hamburger-Nachrichten discussing the
relations between Germany and
France, says: "It is safer to keep
France in terror of Germany by an
increase of the army and of popula
tion than to endeavor to go into the
good graces of France by acts of chiv
raly and generosity."
It is rumored that early in the next
session of the reichstag the Centrist
party will endeavor to compel the gov
ernment to show what truth there is
in the allegations that the cost of
building warships at official yards, is
25 per cent higher than at private
yards. Three Imperial shipyards, it is
alleged, are regularly favored with
the largest orders, while private ship
builders get only small orders. The
latter are furnishing evidences of job
Dr. Storeker, the preacher-politician
Ladies* $3.50, $4 # $5 Oxfords
fTan and Black. Choice
Ladies' $2.00, $2.50 and $3.00
Oxford Ties, Tan $ 4 X A
and Black, all go at I bOU
*^* te>Bitet^ 3 boxes of Best Tan Polish
f or |Q ccn t S ,
I m#ETDIMf2 SHOE ) 386and3$8
I.U Vt It I II U c 0.... .} Wabasha st
and Jewbaiter, has founded a new;
party, which he has called the Kirch
lichsvzll, instead of Christlichsvzil,
which latter name the emperor said:
was an idiotic title. Though under at
different name, Dr. Storeker's party
will continue to operate on the lilies oil
his original party, in ppposteg ail lib
eral measures and-. jn backing- ijb- tha
Jewbaiters. Dj;., Sjtpreker^has gaJLjed
quite a number of respectable men to
his party, ana* er a*nounc'§S**'that he In
tends to prosecttt-e-a' vfgorous campaign
at the approaching sesMoa of tlx& reich
The Berlin city synod, which has th 6
patronage of the imperial family, and
especially that of the empress, has pub
lished a report In which it is asserted
that Berlin Is In need of thirty mora
churches. In the face of this, is tha
fact that the existing churches are
never more than one-third filled, and
besides two of the most beautiful
church; edifices in Berlin are nsed for"
storage purposes, one for the Royal
theater, and the other for a bookseller.
The synod asks for a credit of 15,000,000
marks with which to build the pro
posed new churches. The city cf Ber
lin has refused to give a single mark.
Last week a mighty box of hammered
copper, three metres deep and sixty
metres broad, and containing 20,000
POUNDS OF PQWDER
was built by the .military engineers on
the Alsace arch of the new bridge
across the river Rhine near Kenl. The
first Kenl bridge was destroyed by ex
ploding powder in the arch at the be
ginning of the war with Fmnce.
The socialists are losing one strike
after another. The hat makers spent
100,000 marks for the pleasure of fight
ing their employers and in the end
were obliged to give up and return to
work on the old terms. A like result
followed the strike of the musical in
strument makers at Kottbus. The tex
tile workers, the metal workers and the
weavers of Eulengebirge have now
been on a strike for seven weeks, and
begin to see that there is no hope of
winning. These strikes have wasted
The law against undignified compe
tition in trade has cleared the windows
of Berlin shopkeepers of the once famil
iar placards which told of selling off
stock below cost, of damaged goods
sales, etc., which, if they were untrue,
laid those displaying them liable to
punishment under the law.
Princess Henry and her sister, Prin
cess Louise, of Battenberg, have had
an amusing adventure in the vicinity
of Hemelmark. While they were watch
ing motor mills threshing, a work
woman came behind them and tied
them with a straw band. The prin
cesses, on asking the reason for the act,
were told that if any one were tied be
fore he or she noticed it, it was the
custom to pay a "footing." Neither of
the princesses had any money with'
them, but later they sent a handsome
sum to the mill hands.
There has been considerable gossip
in connection with the meeting of
Prince Hohenlohe, chancellor of the
German empire, and Count Baden!,
prince of the council and minister of
the interior in the Austrian cabinet at
Aussea. In spite of long specials "to
the newspapers, dwelling upon the im
portant "results of the meeting, it is
semi-officially understood that nothing
of first importance was settled.
Government in Tronble.
ST. JOHN'S, N. F., July 25— S»rin-]3 fric
tion Is alleged to exist In the Whlteway min
istry. Colonial Secretary Bond, It is alleged,
■wants to seize the leadership and force
Premier Whiteway to a^ap: a *Mt on tin
supreme court bench, a vaoan-jy to be made
by pensioning Chief Justice Carter.