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ROCKEFELLER PLOT CHARGED.
LAND A\n RIVKR COMJPAXY FIGHT
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TERMS OF THE DEAL REVEALED.
« ourtK Give the Defendant Com
panies Time to File Their
Special to the Globe.
DULUTH. Minn., Nov. 21.— 1n dis
trict court here this morning some
sensational developments were made
in connection with the West Superior
Iron and Steel company, and the pro
posed 1 frganization by John D. Rock
efeller. Some time ago the receiver
of the Land and River Improvemnt
company, of Superior, began suit
against the steel company for the se
questration of the property, the en
forcement of the statutory liability of
stockholders and the appointment of a
receiver in the state of Minnesota, the
corporation being formed under the
laws of Minnesota. The steel company
ie already under a receivership, and
Howard Morris is receiver.
This morning the Land and River
Improvement company, represnted by
John D. Rockefellers local atorney, ap
peared to have a receiver appointed, !
presenting an affidavit of no answer
and Howard Morris' consent In the ap
pointment of a Minnesota receiver. The
Ashland Iron and Steel company,
which filed a judgment for $44,000 in
this court two days after the improve
ment company's suit was filed, the
Pittsburg Iron and Steel Engineering
company, a creditor for $60,000, and the
Minnesota Blast Furnace company, a
creditor for $50,000, all apepared in op
position to the appointment, arguing
for a week's delay, and from their ar
guments it was developed that these
creditors thought they say nigger
In the woodpile, and also that there is
a determined opposition on the part of
these creditors to the Rockefeller re
organization. It was claimed that the
Land and River company claim has
been paid, which was denied.
They showed that the Superior Steel
company has neither a dollar of prop
erty in this state nor a stockholder,
that the Land and River Improvement
company is the largest stockholder of
the steel company stock, and they
charge that the proceedings were
brought to head off similar proceedings
by the opposing creditors, and with a
view to the appointment of a receiver
favorable to the Rockefeller reorgani
zation. The Pittsburg company wag
considering the plan of entering the
reorganization, but yesterday it decided
to keep out of it. The terms of the re
organization were also developed dur
ing the argument. "She creditors are
asked to take stock to the amount of
their claims. The opposing creditors
appearing today and the only ones who
oppose the reorganization.
The plaintiff alleged that the court
had no option but to immediately ap
point a receiver, and that all the "cred-
Itora would have an equal chance. The
court held that the most pertinent
claim of the opposition was that the
claim of the improvement company
had been paid.
This afternoon G. P. Knowles. rep
resenting the Ashland Iron and Steel
company, filed an affidavit stating that
representatives of the bondholders
made a proposition to the creditors
to settle all claims by paying them in
stock of the reorganized company, and
that they represented to him that all
creditors except the Ashland and Pitts
burg companies had agreed to this
and had settled their claims. He ex
pected to be able to show that the
land and river company has sold Its
judgment and has no claim against the
steel company. On this showing the
court gave the opposition until Wednes
day to serve an answer setting up
these allegations and the case will
come up next Saturday.
THE POOL DISTURBED.
Iron Ore Agreement in Danger of
Special to the Globe.
ISHPEMINO. Mich., Nov. 21.— There
is friction in the Bessemer ore pool
which has been successful for two sea
sons in regulating outputs and prices
of all high grade Lake Superior ores.
One of the strongest companies In the
pool, having a capacity of 1,000,000 tons
per annum. Is greatly displeased over
the workings of the pool thie season
and unless concessions are made will
not enter the 1597 agreement. A meet
ing was held this week to secure pre
liminary agreement, but without suc
cess. Another meeting will be held
early next month to be attended by
representatives of the principal pro
ducers. One large producer insists on
$5 per ton as the standard price for
m-xt season, an advance of $1 over the
price of this year.
Charity for Wlnonn Poor.
Special to the Globe.
WINONA, Minn., Nov. 21.— The American
Volunteers, of this city, are arranging for
• feast for the poor children of Winona. It
U to take place a week from, today In the
Volunteer b&rracka. Only children, and those
of the poor, will be admitted. The feast will
be a substantial chicken dinner, to open at
half past 10 o'clock in the morning, and |
doors to close at half past 3 in the after
noon. The Volunteer hall will hold "160
seated children at once. The division is
planning on feeding 900 children.
Hall W«» Foxy.
Special to the Globe.
MANKATO. Minn.. Nov. 21.— John Hard
castle Hall, the man who lost his identity
upon arriving in this city, some weeks ago,
finally consented to an hypnotic experiment
to restore his memory' last evening. Prof.
Harlow Gale, of the state university, con
ducted the experiment, but got very little
satisfaction. He seemed to have Hall under
control, but the latter was guarded In his
answers, and repeated nothing of importance
regarding his past life. Prof. Gale believes
him partially unbalanced and not entirely
honest in his statements.
Duluili a Mecca for Bx-Oova,
Special to the Globe.
DULUTH, Minn., Nov. 21.— 8. C. D. Short
ridge, ex-governor of North Dakota, has" an
nounced his Intention of moving to Duluth, to
go into the grain business. The Duluth
board now numbers among its members two
ex-governors of North Dakota, A. H. Burke
and John Miller, and Mr. Shortridge will
make three. Gov. Allin, of North Dakota,
will become an ex-governor Jan. 1, and the
members of the Duluth board are wondering
If be, too, will come to Duluth to enter the
Ruatlers Taken Care of.
Special to the Globe.
OANTON, S. D.. Nov. 21— George Lowrie
and Tim Parks, cattle thieves, were today
sent to penitentiary for three and one-half
Reds Get Their Cash.
Special to the Globe.
GRAND RAPIDS, Minn.. Nov. 21. —The
Chippewa Indians at White Oak Point re
ceived their annuities of $7 each Friday. Hon.
M. R. Baldwin, Rev. J. A. Gilfillan and oth
ers attended the disbursement.
NATIONAL DEMOCRATS BARRED.
They Mill Xot Be Admitted to the
WASHINGTON. Nov. 21.— Senator
Morgan, of Alabama, In an interview
today said that he did not look for any
action on the Dingley tariff bill or the
financial question at the coming ses
sion of congress. He. as a Democrat,
was willing the Republicans should
pass the Dingley bill, but did not be
lieve the party desired to do so. The
senator said that, though effort might
be made to bring about international
bimetallism, he regarded them as fore
doomed to failure and as absolutely
impracticable and likewise inconsist
ent with our national independence.
To the question "Will the National
Democrats be admitted to the Demo
cratic caucuses in the senate," Mr.
Morgan replied: "Not at all. Not at
least without repentence, and none of
them have shown evidences of that.
These gentlemen will not wißh to asso
ciate with men whom they have de
nounced as anarchists, traitors and
dishonest people. It would be expect
ing too much of them to suppose they
would do anything of that kind."
PKCK MICH WORSE.
Hi* SymutoiiiN Indicate Serlons In
WASHINGTON, Nov. 21.— There has been
a sudden change for the worse in the condition
of George R. Peck, general counsel of the
Chicago, Milwaukee & St. Paul railway.
Since his injuries last Sunday night. Incurred
by falling down an elevator shaft at the
Shoreham hotel, he was supposed to be im
proving under careful medical attention. But
In the last few days an intense pain hae de
veloped in his right side, which has been bo
severe for the last two days that the patient
has been kept under the influence of opiates
i for the last twenty-four hours. The location
of the pain indicates serious internal in
juries, but Mr. Peck's condition forbids a
technical examination to locate the trouble.
The president of the Chicago, Milwaukee &
St. Paul is at Mr. Peck's bedside continually.
LEA VEX WORTH INVESTIGATION.
Defense In Endeavoring to Show a
LEAVENWORTH, Kas., Nov. 21.— 8y the
cross-examination of Col. Warner, counsel for
Gov. Smith, in the soldiers' home congres
sional investigation today, it appears that th»
j defense will attempt to prove that a con-
I spiracy existed between members and officials
i of the home to accomplish the governor's re-
I moval. The prosecution is making its fight
i on the governor " chiefly through the home
j Keeley cure, and it is endeavoring to show
I that the inmates are compelled to take the
: cure or leave the institution. Today one
: witness, a member of the home pulled a '
paper from his pocket, when asked for hie !
! testimony, and said "That is it," subae- I
; quently admitting that the document had <
i been prepared for him by one of the attorneys ,
for the prosecution. Chairman Grout has ab- I
nounced the investigation will terminate next
KNIGHTS HAVE ADJOURNED.
New Executive Officers In»tnlled at !
the Final Session.
ROCHESTER. N. V., Nov. 21.— At the ees- !
sion of the general assembly of the Knights !
of Labor today Past General Worthy Fore
man Bishop installed the new executive of- I
i fleers. A telegram of greeting was received j
i from the Montana State Trades and Labor |
Council, in session at Great Palls, Mont
General Master Workman Sovereign, in a
speech Just preceding adjournment, said that
' in the next three month-? he would have in
the field an official staff of organisers through
out the country that would make the organi
| zation's membership the largest in the hls
j tory of any organization in the world The
convention adjourned sine die.
— — — -^ _ — ,
Boss Croker Back.
NEW YORK, Nov. 21.— Richard W. Croker
arrived from England today on board the
St. Louis. The steamer was about 90 hours be
hind her usual time of passing, on account
of the head-winds encountered. Mr. Croker
declined to discuss politics with the re
porters who met him at quarantine. When
asked about his resuming the leadership of
Tammany hall, he remarked quizically: "Ah.
Indeed, they've cut out my work for* me."
Minister From "Great Republic."
NEW YORK. Nov. 21.— Gen. Joee de Rod
riguez, the envoy extraordinary and minister
plenipotentiary to the United States from
the Greater Republic of Central America, ar
rived from Colon by the Panama Bteamship
Advance today. The Greater Republic is
composed of the states of Nicaragua, Hon
duras and San Salvador, which formed a
partial union a few months ago.
THE SAINT PAUL GbOBB: StfN DAY, NOVEMBER 22, 1898.
SHOWING A SURPRISE
MOST SA*GII\E HOPES EXCISEDEn
BY THE XEW YORK BANK
MONEY NOW FLOWING IN.
IXCBK ASE OF DEPOSITS THE LARG
EST EVKR RECORDED FOil A
<o.\rinß\T rwEßaxs ctiversal.
The Railway Ajre. of ChtriiKn. Says
That BoHineMH Him He
NEW YORK. Nov. 21.— The Finan
cier says this week: The magnificent
showing: made by the clearing house
banks of New York city, for the week
ending Nov. 21, was a matter of sur
prise even to bankers who had ex
pected a favorable statement, but had
not counted on the enormous increases
which were reported. Deposits ex
panded to the amazing figure of $21,
--937,800, which is the largest total ever
recorded in a single week, while loans
ran up to $9,553,400. Counting from the
statement of Nov. 7, the banks have
gained $23,959,600 in cash, while loans
have expanded only $12,782,000. The
ease in money rates is therefore not
remarkable. It is estimated that the
banks gained $6,000,000 from the in
terior movement alone during the
More Marked Than Wan Expected
by the Railway A«e.
CHICAGO, Nov. 21.— The Railway
Age, in its issue of this week, will pub
lish a summary of reports received
from some 200 railway companies and
manufacturers in all parts of the coun
try regarding the effect en business up
to date, of McKinley's election. The
conclusions drawn from these reports
are as follows:
Has the railway business picked up at all?
We are compelled to answer: No; it has not.
In parts of the West and Southwest It has
even been distinctly worse since election than
it was before. There has not even been an
increase In the little local passenger travel.
Here and there are isolated oases of Increased
activity, but looking at the country as a
whole, there has been no Improvement be
yond question by the reports received.
Although there has as yet been no Increase
in traffic the railway companies, as a whole,
have very materially Increased their expendi
tures, especially in two ways. There have
been many increases of shop forces, and a
very general tendency to purchase more free
ly. This last fact Is erhown more conclusively
by the reports from manufacturers than
from the reports of the companies themselves.
Still more important than the above is the
number of companies which report that they
had all plans made for a reduction in force
in case the election had gone the other way.
These reports emphasize ve-ry strongly the
gravity of the danger from which the coun
try has been saved. The railway companies
generally have during the hard times been
keeping up their forces and expenses, at a
point beyond what existing business would
Justify, in the hope of a return to prosperity,
and they are now in a position to meet any
increase of demands that may be made upon
them without further expenditures.
The expectation of a revival in the near
future Is almost universal. There is a curi
ous unanimity in the expression of a belief
that this revival will really begin to be felt
after the Ist of January. There is also
most cheering of all— an evident belief in all
directions that this revival will be perma
nent; that is to say, tha* jt will last for sev
eral years, at least
In conclusion, we would say that evidences
of an actual increase in business today are
more marked than we had expected to* find.
The improvement so far, however, is largely
one of sentiment. Railways are taking ad
vantage of existing low prices to place or
ders for goods and make betterments, which
they hope that an increased demand will
soon Justify. Manufacturers are similarly
opening up and increasing their output, so
as to be forehanded and ready to furnish
stock when it is needed. All this Implies an
actual return of confidence. With the ex
ten/on of that confidence, so that money
will be available for new enterprises and for
expansions of existing business, the circle of
Improvement will widen, and, as it widens,
as the number of men who are earning w,ag3S
and have wages to spend, goes on Increasing,
those who have dared to move in advance of
the times will re.ap the reward of their cour
Weekly Bank Statement.
NEW YORK, Nov. 21— The weekly bank
statement shows the following changes.
Reserve, increase $5,081,650
Loans, Increase 9,553.400
Speol*, Increase 4,206.500
Legal tenders, increase 7,708, 600
Deposits, increase 21,937.800
Circulation, decrease 167,200
Th* banks now hold $29,305. 57S in excess
of the requirements of the 25 per cent rule.
Michigan Bank < loaed.
WASHINOTON,Nov.2I.— The comptroller of
the currency today ordered Bank Examiner
Caldwell to close up the First National Bank
of East Saginaw, Mich. On Oct. 6, the date
of the bank's last report, its loans and dis
counts amounted to $499.581 ; totals assets.
$632,632; owed depositors. $251,150: notes
and bills redisoounted. $130,000: capital stock,
$100,000; surplus, $60,000; undivided profiits,
IMxlroti for Austria.
DETROIT, Mich., Nov. 21.— A. A. Goodrich
& Co. today received an order for 2.000
tons of charcoal plgiron for Budapest, Aus
tria. The iron is required for the manu
facture of car wheels, and the order is the
largest ever received for export by any Amer
Wire Nail Cut.
PITTSBITRG. Pa., Nov. 21.— The Post to
morrow will say that the price of wire nails
is likely to take a big drop as the result of
a meeting of the manufacturers.
VOTE OF KANSAS.
Bryan'* Plurality 12,279 in the Sun
TOPEKA, Kan., Nov. 21.— The state
canvassing board tonight completed
the tabulating of election returns.
There were 346,143 votes cast for presi
dent, the highest number ever polled
In Kansas. Bryan received 171,810 and
McKinley 159,541, making Bryan's plu
rality 12.279. The other presidential
candidates stood: Middle-of-the-road
Populists, 1,232; National Prohibition
ists, 630; National Democrats, 1,209; In
dependent Prohibitionists, 1,721. Bry- !
an's majority over all candidates is !
7,477. A striking feature of the elec- j
tion is that there were 18,754 more votes
cast for the presidential tickets than
for the state tickets. The total vote for
John W. Leedy for governor, is 165,209;
Morrill, 158,150. Leedy's plurality over
Merrill is 7,509. Leedy's majority over
ARBICKLB WAS Ml RDKRKD.
Such Is the Opinion of the Xew York
NEW YORK, Nov. 21.— Further light
upon the movements of F. P. Arbuckle,
of Denver, in the hours immediately
preceding the time when he was found
dying in a lonely spot in the northern
part of this city Thursday morning,
has been found by the detectives. The
latter say that Arbuckle went to the
St. Charles hotel, Sixth avenue and
Forty-fourth street, after leaving the
LaG range on Thirty-third street near
Sixth avenue; he arrived at the St
Charles at 12:45 a. m. and Introduced
himself to the bartender, Fred Kin
worthy. He was accompanied by a
cabman and two men, whom he had
picked up on the sidewalk, and the
party had a drink together. Arbuckle
at that time had his money, watch and
jewelry. He was very much under the
influence of liquor, and Kinworthy told
the detectives that he (Kinworthy)
suggested that he leave his money and
valuable* in the hotel gafe and take a
room for the nght, as he was not in
condition to take car* of himself.
"Oh, I am all right." Arbuckle is said
to have replied. He then left the house
alone and walked down Sixth avenue.
He boarded a north bound elevated
railway train for Harlt^ji.
The detectives cladm to know that
when he boarded the train he was pos
sessed of his mon*fy.*nd valuables.
This was at 1:10 a. m. i^ is added that
Arbuckle reached the fermmus of the
elevated road at 1:40, descended from
the station to the street^ He. was seen I
to walk south on Eighth avenue and
then had his wateffi' aria, diamonds in
his possession. De^eetfepe O'Brien, of
the detective bureau, practically ad
mitted his belief that Arbuckle had
been murdered. The foiSr men who are
charged with knowing something about
how Arbuckle came to his death were
arraigned in police court today and
held in $2,500 bonds ettdh for their ap
pearance on Monday*; j
ST. PAUL 'REALTY.
Capital is loosening for Investment,
and the money offered for loans on real
estate exceeds the demand for same.
Real estate agents report inquiries
■and a number of deals under way. but
j the closing of sales is slow and none j
, of importance "are ready for publication j
' at this time.
The Torrens law governing the trans- !
! fer of land and the registration of land I
titles has been declared by the su
preme court of Illinois £o be unconsti
tutional, and therefore void.
The opinion, written by Justice W.
Wilkin, and filed in Ottawa, considers
only one of the half dozen contentions
raised in the appeal from the lower
court, namely, that the act confers
Judicial powers upon the registrar of
titles or county recorder, in contra
vention of article 6, section 1 of the
state constitution, which provides that
judicial powers shall be confined ex
clusively and without exception to the
courts. This contention is wholly sus
The decision is unanimous, Justices
Magruder, Craig, Carter, Baker, Phil
lips and Cartwright concurring in the
opinion as written by Justice Wilkin.
The case is remanded to the circuit
court and judgment of ouster Is or
dered to be entered against Samuel R.
Chase as registrar of land titles under
the act. Thus the effects of the Chi
cago real estate board, assitsed by the
best legal talent, persistently exerted
for more than five years and brought
to bear on a commission of inquiry,
two sessions of the general assembly, a
county election and the state courts
end in defeat.
The immediate effects of this decision
Samuel B. Chase, as a register of land
titles created by legislative enactment,
is out of office.
The 130 certificates of registration is
sued in Cook county under the operation
of the law are bo many pieces of waste
The $1,950 paid for these certificates
at the rate of $15 each has been thrown
Recorder Chase has on his hands a lot
of office furniture, bought and paid for
out of this $1,950, unless the county
board chooses to take it off his hands.
Frank Scales and W. N. Holden, ap
pointed examiners of the land titles to
assist the registrar, at annual salaries
of $5,000 each, and all the other em
ployes added to the recorder's office
force for the proper handling of Tor
rens' law business, have been simply
working for lees than daily car fare,
unless the county board be charitable.
The recorder estimated when the now
obsolete law took effect, that the an
nual receipts of the office would be
$42,500, and that the .annual salary list
would aggregate $19,050, so it was stipu
lated that the salaries- and expendi
tures should be paid, entirely from the
receipts, and that the gross receipts
have been only the $1,950 already men
The Improvement Bulletin contains
M. F. Craig, 303 Marshall avenue, se
cured the contract for improvements
in a 2-story frame residence on Dayton
avenue near Avon street for the Con
necticut Mutual Life Insurance com
pany. Cost $800.
Herman Kretz & Co., architects, are
preparing plans for a business block
to be built in Fargo, N. D. Specifica
tions; 50x100, 2-story, Portage entry,
red sandstone front, with plate glass,
iron beams and columns, gravel roof,
galvanized iron cornice, plumbing,
hard wood floors, hard wall plaster,
furnace or steam heating. Contracts
will be let for work to begin early in
the spring. Cost $10,000.
Geo. W. Thayer, 549 Marshall avenue,
secured the general contract to build
J. W. Wegman's residence on Charles
street, near Mackublp. Specifications:
25x40, 2-Etory, frame, stone foundation,
plumbing, bath, mantel, leaded glass,
hardwood interior finish, electric wiring
and furnace. Kingsley & Williams,
architects. Cost $2,500.
Contractor Grant has ! completed his
contract on the state, capitol foundation,
about a month sooner than the contract
required. The commissioners have ap
proved the job. It is expected the legis
lature will make a Jibera,! appropriation
for the continuation of the work.
A. Fall secured the general contract
to build W. T. Kauffman's residence on
Bates avenue near Euclid street. Specl
ficifons: 30x46, two stories, frame, stone
foundation, with plumbing, hardwood
interior finish, mantels, grates, bath,
laundry and furnace. Cost $3,000.
J. M. Cooley. 551 Broadway, secured
the contract for improvements on E.
S. Lightbourn's residence at 323 Somer
The following building permits have
E. 9. Lightbourne. 323 Somerset st., ad
dition to frame dwelling '.'..... $200
Connecticut Mutual Life Insurance Co.,
Dayton near Avon, improvements en
two-story frame dwelling 800 1
J. M. Carlson, 154 West Fourth St.. one
story brick shop and frame shed 1,200
J. W. Wegman, Charles near Arundel
St., two-story frame dwelling 2,500
W. T. Keuffman, Bates ay. near Euclid,
two-story frame dwelling 3,000
Real Estate Transfers.
Henrietta J Howard and husband to O
L Taylor, und V4 of It 15-, blk 1, Wood
land Park add $2,000
O L Taylor and wife to F W Ramaley,
It 15, blk 1, Woodland Park add 4,000
Mary Bunnell to Grace L Ramaley. Its
R and 6, blk 3, Hazel Park add 2,500
E Simonton and wife to Emma D Col
cord, It 23, blk 2, J R Weide's Sec
ond add » ..,-,.. j.f. 1
J P Gribben and wife to Lillie J Dav
enport, part of It 10, J blk fv J P Grib
ben'e rearr **-i,- 6,000
Sea-Am Bank to Marie C Dahlquist. It
3, blk 1, Searl's add;.. ...'.: 475
Dayton Bluff Bldg Asß.to.Anna Brewer,
Its 8 and 9, blk 2, Heineman, Shirk &
S subd Jc-. ;. j) SO6
C A Anderson and wife to Xels O Gran
berg, It 11, blk 5, fteanprte & Kelly's
add 0.-.-i 1
Fannie B Karr to New York Life Ins
Co, east 10 feet of It 13, Blk 3, Wood
land Park add <Mf 900
Transfers, 9; total.'/.. .-.};■ ....$16,182
Notable PaMevgfer Licit.
NEW YORK. Nov. 21.— The passengers who
reached this city on : the steamer St. Louis
were the following: • Beerbohm Tree, the
English actor, and his company, including
Gerald Dv Maurier, son of the late George
Dv Maurier: George F. Parker, United States
consul at Birmingham: MaJ. Gen. McCook,
who represented the United States govern
ment at the coronation of the czar, and Prof.
D. G. Elliott, the leader of the expedition
into Africa from the field of the Columbian
Ilannn Has Not Decided.
CLEVELAND, 0., Nov. 21. — Chairman
Hanna said tonight regarding the dispatch
from Washington, giving arrangements for
the inauguration of President-elect McKln
ley, that nothing had yet been decided Noth
ing will be decided, he sad, "until I ep to
Washington, wh^ch will t» in about a week."
OPE|! Alth WijITER
CAjR FERRY LINE RKSlMt\siiti.l-:
FOR ANOTHER TIRESOME IN
WILL RUN ITS STEEL PROWS
THROIGW THE MICHIGAN ICE
F LOOKS ALL "WINTER. IF POS
N. P. AFTER SOME SEM' MOGI'LS.
Will Spend SUHi.dimi in \eir Motive
Power— lts Line In Now Open
The action of the Toledo, Ann Arbor
& Northern Michigan line In announc-
I ing the continuance Of an all-winter line
I via Manitowoc and Its ferry line and
| in closing: its reg-ula-r boat line between
| Western Michigan points and Kewau
nee is causing no littie trouble among
the Chicago lines, and a freight official
said yesterday that he confidently ex
pected trouble, which might last all
winter. The car terry line, operating
great vessels designed to smash the
thickest ice which might form on Lake
Michigan, can carry flour without
breaking bulk the entire winter season,
whereas the Lake Superior lines are
tied up. If the Toleda line insists upon
its differentials, then the Chicago-St.
Paul lines will certainly take up the
fight. The St. Paul and head of the
lake lines, of course, now hare no
worry. They are out of the business
for the rest of the season, as the East
bound lake lines have declined to carry
John Gordon and his steamboat line
which came into life the latter end of
the shipping season did cause some
consternation, all claims to the con
trary. Gordon started in with one
boat, and not a very large one at that.
He then placed two boats on the line,
carrying merchandise at his own rates
and established the fact that he could
do business. It Is believed that the
Gordon boats, which operated under
the name of the Great Lakes Steam
ship company, will have a big Influence
in lake and rail matters next season.
Gordon says he can get all the boats
he wants. He has had years of exper
ience with the biggest lake lines,
among them the Northern Steamship
company. He knows all the Ins and
outs of the business and seems to have
an inside track with the railroads, thus
being able to secure rates. A freight
official prophesied that Gordon would
be able to make terras with the East
ern Trunk lines where others would
NEW MOUNTAIN ENGINES.
Northern Pacific Will Buy a New
The Northern Pacific Is about to In
vest $100,000 in eight or nine of the
largest locomotives in the country, for
use In the Cascade division of the road.
The engines will be of the largest type
made in the country, and will be used
for hauling freight trains over the
mountains. Plans have been drawn
for eight of these engines, which are of
the "Mastodon" type, so called on ac
count of their gigantic size. Each en
gine will weigh 175,000 pounds, of which
148.000 will rest directly upon the driv
ers. Of the latter, there will be four
pain*, giving the engines a tremendous
wheel base and traction. It is under
stood the engines will be of the com
pound type. Two or three flrma are
now bidding for the big contract, but
if rumor is correct, the Schenectady
company is liable to secure the plum.
The Northern Pacific received a new
engine last week from a Virginia firm,
and tests will be made with the new lo
comotive at Brainerd this week. It
Is of a new compound type and is said
to be one of the beet in the country.
The use of compound engines Is rapidiy
increasing. The Big Four system has
just ordered 60 engines, of recent make,
converted into the compound type. The
Northwestern has several. The Chi
cago Grand Trunk has ordered more.
The Chicago Great Western has one
of the biggest In the country, and the
Rock Island has several in use. The
Northwestern Is using several. The
Baltimore & Ohio ordered a large num
ber and then was compelled to counter
mand the order, as it was found Its tun
nels were too narrow to allow the pas
sage of the huge oompound cylinders.
WILL STILL FIGHT IT.
Merchants Want Lower Fares f«r
The turning down of ihe proposition
to issue Interchangeable mileage books,
by the Central Passenger committee,
makes the adoption of the plan very
doubtful as far as the Western Pas
senger association is concerned. The
merchants and jobbers all over the
Northwest have been watching the
plan with interest and anxiety for the
reason that the 6,000 mileage book was
greatly desired for a number
of reasons, among them being econo
my and convenience of handling. The
whole matter has now apparently been
dropped. The commercial travelers
and jobbers all over the country have
not quit by any means and they are
preparing to commence over again,
with renewed activity, the plan to have
the legislatures of the various states
pass laws compelling the railroads to
carry passengers for two cents a mile.
The roads which make the strongest
opposition to the inauguration of the
proposed reform are those roads which
have little local business that could be
seriously affected by the legislation.
They largely depend upon interstate
business, and assert that state author
ity cuts no figure with that of th^
notional commission. But it is be
lieved that if a number of states passed
the two-cent-a-mile law, and the roads
should continue to violate it, that the
Interstate commerce commission would
go to the relief of the traveler rather
than the railroads, and prosecute the
roads for practicing discrimination.
It is said that several roads are trying
to intimidate merchants and jobbers
by threatening to reduce their train
service, take off free chair cars, etc.,
etc., unless the matter Is dropped, but.
the merchants are not at all frightened.
IN ITATU <110.
Canadian Pacific Excursion Problem
Nothing was settled yesterday regard
ing the proposed Canadian Pacific,
Northern Pacific and Great Northern
excursions from Canadian points to
the East. Commissioner Caldwell, of
the Western Passenger association, re
turned to Chicago without securing the
official papers he wanted. It was stated
at the NoNrthern Pacific offices yester
day that no action could be taken until
the Canadian Pacific had arrived at
some conclusion. General Traffic Man
ager Keer, of the Canadian Pacific,
who is in the city, said
yesterday that he could not
give any answer until he returns to
Winnipeg and consults with the higher
officials of the road. This means an
other delay of several days.
GREAT NORTHERN EMPLOYES
Had a Rollicking- Time at A. O. V.
The Great Northern Employes' associ
ation indulged in a merry making Fri
day evening at A. O. U. W. hall, at
Eighth street and Wabasha, and th«
RYAN BLOCK, ST. PAUL.
We make our debut before the people of St." Paul and vicinity not aB j
strangers coming from abroad— as is so often the case— but as the young i
lady making her debut in society, so we, having grown up among you, '
now make our initial bow in business. We open our doors not with j
ing newspaper head lines, but giving you the simple facts in a few '
simple words. '
Our stock is Entirely New, Fresh and Up-to-Date, from the tin !
trumpet in the Toy Department to the elegant bauquet lamp in the China !
Department. We are the Exclusive Holiday Goods House in St. Paul. !
We have the only Toy Department on the main floor, which fact we '
know the ladies will appreciate. We open for business by firing a volley \
from our gatling guns, using: as our ammunition LOW PRICES.
Flowers for the Ladies. Music by the
PART l-nlterooon, 2:30 10 5:39 O'CIOCK. PART l--«g, 7:30 10 10 O'CIOCK.
3-Medley-Overture, "Sounds of Joy" 8-W.lte, "Breezes from ihe take* Thllil >
5 -° VenUre^^^^^: RiplCy PartlI _ «audonnO^e S tra. "^ |j
fZBSL***. of the Sensou- Recker tSl^Bf" 11 "; fig ||
B~Te a Voiv; A a D v>r m ° f the "^ " H ?"? S-Medley selection, •Sonthern - Pia,, I
From All Parts . The Best Made,
of the Earth. at Lowest Prices.
The most Beautiful and Exquisite TfW/C. '
LAMPS IUYS> :-;
Finest Assortment i
Shown in the City. of Dolls in the City.
F*OR MOINDMY, /ILL D/\Y.
FOR MOSDAY-Ali Day-A big lot of B! X lot of Japanese China just arrived !
those elegantly decorated lamps that caused from across the water. Japanese China <
such a commotion in the lamp business last Tea Pots, nicely decorated Monday "Sc (
veek. Japanese Vases ioo '
For Monday, complete .... - 69c DOLL DEPARTMENT-IOCO Kid body (
»|W '-in* Drumß. beet made. Monday. ...Kc Dolls. Bisoue Heads. Monday 8c S
I.CO Cllmbhif? Monkeys. Moudav 15c * *«u»u»jr cc ( i
crowd of dancers was augmented by
two carloads from Minneapolis. In all
400 dancers were present. The. associ
ation will give similiar functions dur
ing the winter. The principal feature
of the evening was a phonograph, to
which was attached an amplifying horn,
making the sounds plainly audible in
all portions of the room.
The association is formed by the em
ployes of the road and there is a bene
volent section, which makes it possible
for members to draw various sums of
money in case of disability or sicßnese.
The association has rooms of its own.
which are furnished with periodicals
taken from the company's dining and
LITTLE HAS A GOOD EYE.
Found a Santa Fe Shortage of Over
All railroad men know Stephen Lit
tle, and many who have seen the gen
tleman in the city during the past two
or three days have wondered the pur
pose of his visit. Mr. Liittle was at the
Northern Pacific offices yesterday. He
gained fame two years ago. when, as an
expert accountant, he investigated the
accountant's books of the Santa Fe
system and found a shortage which
aggregated more than a million dollars.
Prior to that time, Mr. Little was audi
tor of the Erie. He is considered one
of the finest railroad accountants in the
NEW EX(I'IFME«T WANTED.
Wi«eon«lu Central to Spend Half a
The Wisconsin Central, having at last
succeeded in getting permission of the
court, will proceed immediately to in
crease its rolling stock and otherwise
Improve the equipment. The sum of
$519,000 will immediately be spent in
the construction of 1,000 new freight
cars. The work will be done by the
Haskell-Barker company, of Michigan
City, Ind. A clear sky is seen ahead
and the clouds which have hung over
the road during the receivership im
broglio are being rapidly lifted. The
road operates in a thickly aettled terri
tory, and its lake lines tap several of
the most important ports on the west
coast of Lake Michigan.
N. P. OPEN AGAIN.
Throiißb Mall Service to the Coast
WASHINGTON, Nov. 21.—Tele
graphic advices to the postofnce de
partment today from the flood region
report the Northern Pacific road open
through, although at Trott Creek.
Mont., there is a break which ie over
come by transferring. Postal officials
hope for the opening of the Great
Northern through line by Monday, but
if not secured then, the mails for im
portant points will be sent overland
from the Northern Pacific.
On the Move.
P. M. Seymour, traveling freight agent of
the Chicago Great Western, with headquar
ters at Pittsturg. is in the city.
Raymond Cavanagh. advertising manager
of the Omaha, went to Omaha last eveu.ng.
BYNIM CALLED EAST.
Said to Have Been Summoned by
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind.. Nov. 21.— William D.
Bynum, chairman of the national committee
of the gold Democrats, went East this morn
ing. Before leaving Mr. Bynum said that he
■may decide to call a meeting of the national
committee within the next few weeks. While
in New York he will talk with some leaders
of the party and will be governed by their
advice. Some of Mr. Bynum's friends here
have an impression that he has been invited
to Washington by President Cleveland and
has been suggested to the president as a Ot
man to be appointed on the United States
court of claims.
DRIVES TO DEATH.
Woman Charged With Shoplifting;
Drank Carbolic Acid.
CHICAGO. Nov. 21.— Mrs. Elteabeth Johns,
of Waukesha, Wis., committed suicide today
by ' taking carbolic acid, after trying unsuc
cessfully to kill her two children by the
game means. Mrs. Johns was arrested by a
Waukesha merchant several weeks ago on a
charge of shoplifting, and the disgrace Is sup
posed to have driven her to suicide. Four
years ago Mr. Johns was found dead in a
cistern, and the insurance company refused
to pay the $5,000 polity on his life. The case
for its collection it> now in the supreme
Small, Br.f a Victory.
TOPEKA, Kan., Nov. 21. — Consolation will
come to Gen. John M. Palmer and Gen.
feuckner out of Kansas, for at this late day
it is discovered that the National Democracy
has scored a victory. The candidates of the
National Democracy swept Dudley township,
Haskell county, Kansas, and they axe to be
officially notified of the fact On Monday
morning, Secretary of State Edward* will for
ward to Gene. Palmer and Buckner a cer
tified copy of the return*, which will show
the Tote to faftvt fcwm m XoHowb: ' Palmer
and Buckner, 3; McKinley and Hobart, Z:
Bryan and Sewall, 1.
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DIED IN A CHICAGO STREET.
H. Mareita, of Fnirmont, Minn.,
Stricken With Heart piaeaxe.
Special to the Globe.
CHICAGO, 111.. Nov. 21.-H. Maretta, of
Fairmont, Minn., fell to the pavement at
State and Madiron streetp this afternoon and
dleda few minutes later. Mr. Maretta was a
member of the firm of Marotta & Tester cat
tle drivers, of Fairmont. In a pocketbook was
found $223 in currency, a check for $437 and
a note for $220 all ,payable to H. Maretta,
The leitters showed that Maretta came to
Chicago a couple of days ago with a con
signment of stock. He was on his way to the
depot to go home when he was stricken with
heart disease.. He was over fifty years old.
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Grief Over the Death of Hla Mother
the < <iun<>,
• NEW YORK, Nov. 21.-Helmas Romaine,
! of Patterson. N. J.. whose estate is estimated
! to amount to about $1,000,000 In value, commit
. ted suicide on his farm in Rochester park
Bergen county. N. J., today by shooting him:
self. Mr Romaine was identified with many
: local enterprise*. He was formerly presl
, dent of the Patterson Railway conipanv.
' JtT -SS^*** 0 Mr - R omalne's mother
'' »**' v, 8 a de P re «» Bl nX effect on him
, and he continually complained of being ill.
, When he left home yesterday for the farm
he said he was not feeling well.
CHILD OF THE NORTH.
First White Child Born in the
SAN FRANCISCO, Nov. 21.-Baby Helea
Henschell Sherman enjoys the distinction of
being the only white child born in the Arc
tic circle. She is the daughter of Capt, Al
bert C. Sherman, master of the steam whal
ing bark Beluga, which arrived yesterday.
She first saw the light in her father's cabin
in the Beluga, when the bark was frozen in
, the ice at winter quarters at Herschell isl
! and. May 8, 1895. Four flays after the birth
| Key. I. O. Stringer, a regularly ordained
Episcopal minister, baptized her in the aftor
oabin in the Beluga and named her Helen.
Herschell. The Rev. Stringer is a Canadian
missionary stationed at Fort McPherson.
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FoMftil 1 Ulien.
For a score of years geologists have known
of the existence of Immense beds of shale !n
, Wyoming, which occasionally have yielded
I fine specimens of fossil shell fish, but it is
only recently that similar beds have been
discovered in Colorado. These beds of petri
i fied fish, containing millions on millions
j of Individual specimens, cover hundreds of
| square miles In the northwestern part of the
state. They extend a distance of 100 miles
in the direction of Green river and "shelve
out" for 100 miles more toward the interior
•of the state. In some places these beds
almost a solid mass of perfectly fossilized
fish-are from 150 to 200 feet in thlckners.
; One of the greatest puzzles regarding tn«
find is the fact that they are about 8,000 feet
above sea level.
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