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VOL. XXVI.—NO. 9.
OSHKOSH GRASS TWINE
PLANT CLOSES DOWN
Managers Refuse to Explain
Why This Is Done—Stock
of the American Company
Falls From 62 in Au
gust to 29 Yesterday—De
nies That a Receiver Is to
Special to The Globe.
OSHKOSH, Wis.. Jan. B.—The Osh
kosh plant of the American Grass
Twine company has been closed and
nearly 250 employes, about 140 of
whom are women and girls, are idle. It
is said the factory has closed for an
indefinite period. According to the
statement of the local officials, the
plant at West Superior has been sim
ilarly closed, but as to the cause of
closing they would give no explana
A perusal of the quotations of the
New York Stock Exchange shows that
the stock of the AmericanjGrass Twine
company, which was as high as 62%
per share in price in August, 1902, was
today 29, asking price, and 27% bid
ding price. .This rapid slump in stocks
in a little over four months may tend
to show 7 that the simultaneous closing
of the Oshkosh and West Superior
plants is merely an incident in the
case and it is to the stock market that
those searching for the real difficulty
How Stocks Fell.
According to the reports from the
New York Stock Exchange the sales
of the stock of the American Grass
Twine company through December and
the "closing" for these days were as
follows: Dec. 1, 1902, 100 shares, 49%;
Dec. 2, 150 shares,- 48%; Dec. 4, 100
shares, 48; Dec. 8, 300 shares, 45; Dec.
9, 1,600 shares, 43; Dec. 10, 5,300 shares,
40; Dec. 11, 3,600 shares, 34; Dec. 12,
1,600 shares, 31; Dec. 18, 400 shares,
30: Dec. 19, 500 shares, 30y 8 ; Dec. 20,
100 shares, 29%; Jan. 5, 100 shares,
From the managers of the Oshkosh
plant of the company < it is impossible
to learn the exact reason for the clos
ing down of the institution. Either
they do not know the facts in the case
or have been instructed to say nothing.
M. F. White, manager of the local
plant, admitted that the plant had
been closed, but when asked if it would
resume again he refused to talk. When
questioned if there was any truth in
the reports relative to a receivership,
he said that such talk was all "rot" and
that there was no truth in the rumor
that financial difficulties confront the
company. Mr. White, it is stated, has
gone to Wineconne. E. L. Ream, as
sistant manager of the Oshkosh plant,
had nothing to say except that the
plant was taking an "inventory." The
company has another plant at St. Paul.
TREATY NO MORE
Important Action Taken by
American Reet Sugar
WASHINGTON, D. C, Jar -The
American Beet Sugar association held
its annual session here today and
passed resolutions withdi awing any
opposition to the ratification of the
Cuban reciprocity treaty, but recom
mending that the treaty be so amend
ed as to express in precise language
what is intended to be secured by it
to the beet sugar manufacturers of
the United States, viz: That during
the period of five years covered by the
treaty no sugar exported from Cuba
shall be admitted to the United States
at a reduction of duty greater than
20 per cent of the rates of duty there
on, as provided by the tariff act of
July 24, 1897. The association also
adopted a resolution protesting against
the unnecessary stimulation of the su
and tobacco industries of the
Philippine islands by means of fur
ther tariff reductions, thus, as the
resolution stated, encouraging the
people of those islands, where the la
bor is but a few cents per day, to pro
duce those things which this country
can produce, rather than such ccm
jthodjtiea as we are unable to pi'oduce.
The action of the association was
not unanimous, the vote on the pas-
Sage of the resolution standing 3 to 2,
although Henry T. Oxnard .the presi
dent of the association, said be had
enough proxies with him to msfke the
vote 12 to 2. The opponents of the
resolution claim there are thirty or
niore factories in the association and i
that the representation at the meeting
does not comprise half of the factories
In the association. None of the six
.teen factories in Michigan was rep
resented except that Julius Stroh, ef
Detroit, treasurer of the association,
Five companies were represented at
. the meeting—the American Beet Sugar
company, represented by Henry T. Ox
nard; the Utah Sugar company, J. R,
Cutler; the Wisconsin Sugar company,
R. G. Wagner; the National Sugar
company, F. K. CaTey, and the Los
Alamitos Sugar company, J. Ross
The association elected the follow
President, Henry T. Oxnard; vice
president, F. K. Carey, Baltimore; sec
retary, Truman G. Palmer; treasurer,
Julius Stroh, Detroit.
Argued by Carey.
WASHINGTON, D. C, Jan. 8 —
Francis K. Carey, president of the-
National Beet Sugar company, who
resides in Baltimore, but whose place
of business is at Sugar City. Col., ma de
an argument before the senate commit
tee on foreign relations today for an
amendment of the Cuban reciprocity
THE BT. PAUL GLOBE.
treaty that would afford a guarantee
against any further reduction on Cu
ban sugar for the next five years. He
said he was satisfied he represented
the sentiment of all the beet sugar
manufacturers except those of Michi
gan. They were willing to accept the
20 per cent reduction provided by the
pending treaty if they were assured
that there would be no further cut for
a good term of years.
He therefore urged that an amend
ment making the terms of the treaty
for not less than five years and pro
tecting the sugar industry against a
reduction under the preferential clause
of the treaty be asserted. With this
guarantee, he said, the beet sugar men
would be willing that the treaty should
be ratified. What they wanted more
than anything else was settled condi
tions, and he believed that a reduction
of 20 per cent would be preferable to
the present uncertainty. Now, he ad
ded, they were not able to raise money
to improve their enterprises, but he
thought that with assured protection
for five years they could take care of
themselves. The committee took no
FICHT IN COLLEGE
Feared Transfer of Catholic
Church Headship to
Special Cable to The Globe.
PARIS, Jan. B.—"Before Bishop Qnlg
ley was named for archbishop of the
diocese of Chicago one of the most bit
ter fights in the recent history of the
college of cardinals took place," said
one of the highest ecclesiastical digni
taries in Paris, who has just returned
"Bishop Spalding," he continued,
"was not appointed for the same rea
son that Abbe Klein, professor in the
Catholic institute at Paris, failed to
be appointed to Monaco, although he
was openly preferred by the Prince of
Monaco. Both Spalding and Klein are
suspected of 'Americanism,' a supposed.
movement alleged to have been con
certed in England, France and the
United States for the destruction of
the present papal power and the trans
fer of the headship of the Roman
Catholic church to America, which so
excited the Catholic world four years
"Bishop Spalding's long and bril
liant services to the churches, and es
pecially the part he took in the foun
dation of the University of Wash
ington, entitled him in the eyes of all
unbiased judges in Europe to the im
portant diocese of Chicago. In spite,
however, of his many supporters, both
inside and outside the sacred college,
the bug-bear of 'Americanism,' in which
Pope Leo still thoroughly believes,
made his chances from the first; more
than meager, although his friends
fought a plucky . The reasons
given for not choosing Bishcp Spald
ing—his being over age and his lack
of activity—are formulas which do not
mislead any one regarding the true
WITH CHAIRMAN GRAY
Breezy Little Incident of the Coal
PHILADELPHIA, Pa., Jan. B.—Pres
ident Mitchell today took exception to
a remark made by Chairman Gray, of
the coal strike commission, when Judge
Gray said that he would like to see
the miners' union come out of the mire
and into the sunlight. The miners'
president said the union should not be
indicted unless a connection xould be
shown between it and acts of lawless
ness. The head of the commission
replied that he did not wish to indict
the organization, but hoped it would
disentangle itself entirely from vio
lence and lawlessness committed dur
ing the strike.
The incident came unexpectedly
while a witness was on the stand, and
caused a stir among the lawyers for
both sides of the controversy. Outside
of this tilt the entire day was taken
up in hearing non-union men or their
relatives, who alleged persecutions
during the strike.
SECRETARY OF WAR
Army Lieutenant Objects Beinc, Put 75
WASHINGTON, D. C, Jan. 3.—Hen
ry M. Dougherty, a Second lieutenant
!n the United States artillery corps,
filed in the District supreme court a
suit for mandamus against Secretary
Root, Adjt. Gen. Corbin and all the
second lieutenants in the artillery
branch of the - artillery corps above
him to compel his restoration on the
list of that grade. Tlie case is the
outgrowth bf the rearrangement of the
list of lieutenants.which Lieut. Dauglr
fcrty says reduced him by seventy
five numbers, and would cause many
years' delay in his promotion to the
grade of captain. Daugherty is a West
Point graduate, and claims that the
manner of the readjustment of the list
and his consequent reduction in rank
Another suit was filed by First
Lieutenant Frank B. Edwards, of the
artillery corps, who claims that by
the recent rearrangement of the rel
ative rank of the artillery corps the
war department has caused a large
number of army officers in the volun
teer army to rank above him, con
trary to the law governing the army.
Gay at the White House.
WASHINGTON, D. C. Jan. B.—Presi
dent Roosevelt tonight held the first of
his four annual evening receptions. To
night's event was in honor of the diplo
matic corps. It was one of the most
brilliant ever hold in the White house.
FRIDAY MORNING, JANUARY 9, 1903.— TEN PAGES.
DAY'S NEWS SUMMARIZED
Weather for St. Paul and vicinity:
Fair and colder today; fair Saturday.
Babcock's committee on rules adminis
ters summary whipping to state central
committee followers in house.
Bill for resubmission of tax amend
ments is introduced in senate.
Constitutional amendments may be sub
mitted on separate ballots.
Six hundred Berlin people have banquet
on horse meat.
Venezuela accepts all conditions of
powers anent settlement of dispute.
Replying to an address from Boers, Mr.
Chamberlain chides them.
College of cardinals fears transfer of
headship of Catholic church to America.
Illinois appellate court decides against
Chicago Board of Trade members on cor
Grain markets are strong and active
and higher prices result.
Stocks open languidly, but later be
come very animated. Several causes con
tribute to the improved feeling.
German Ambassador Holleben leaves
Washington on long leave of absence, and
Count Quadt, charge d'affaires, takes his
Minnesota and other Northwestern
congressmen propose forcing reciprocity
with Canada by killing all other reciproc
Trusts are said to be backing ex-Gov.
Merriam for secretary of commerce, in
opposition to Mr. Cortelyou, the presi
American Beet Sugar association adopts
resolutions withdrawing opposition to Cu
Two anti-trust bills, administration
measures, are introduced in house.
Figures showing small gain in church
membership in America are given.
Oshkosh (Wis.) plant of the American
Grass Twine company closes down and
ne explanation is given.
Three unknown dead men are found
near Graceville, Minn.
Republicans of Idaho legislature nomi
nate W. B. Heyburn for senator.
Mitchell gets South Dakota capital.
Miss Caroline E. Wilson, formerly sec
retary of the St. Paul Street Itailway com
pany, commits suicide in California.
National Associaton of Cutters elects
Jury acquits May Clark.
Secret service men catch Morey, veteran
counterfeiter, at work making bogus
Lignite briquettes are given successful
test on the Soo road.
"Norm" King's appeal is rejected by su
Court-martial at Fort Snelling is com
pelled to adjourn through absence of of
ficers, who are snow-bound.
Gov. Van Sant refuses to sign first bill
passed by the legislature.
Northern Pacific receives first of order
of big locomotives.
No developments between committees
Baltimore & Ohio and Lake Shore buy
Hariman frustrates plans of a prince.
Chicago & Alton firemen decide to strike
to enforce demand for higher wages.
Ban Johnson denies report that Amer
ican league has lost New York grounds.
The Victoria hockey team wins a one
sided game from the Mascots.
Jack McCullough, crack skater of Win
nipeg, discovers Peter Oestland training
Minnesota Congressmen Hope
to Secure It by Knocking
From Globe Washington Bureau.
WASHINGTON, D. C, Jan. B.—ln
order to secure Canadian reciprocity
at some future time, members of the
Minnesota delegation in congress and
other members from the Northwest,
have concluded that the death of the
Cuban and all other reciprocity treaties
is the most advisable step at the pres
ent time. One of them said, in dis
cussing the matter today:
"Our only hope is to close these little
blowholes —these safety outlets—and
let the steam accumulate. We want
reciprocity. We want tariff revision.
But we of the Northwest cannot get
anything at this session which will
benefit us. Certain New England in
terests, having investments in Cuban
sugar, are willing that the Cuban
treaty be ratified at this session. Then
there .is considerable talk about the
other treaties. But that is mere talk.
There is no serious intention to ratify
them. Now, we would be foolish to
lend ourselves to the purposes of the
rest and get nothing for our section
of the country. All reciprocity and re
vision projects should be lumped to
gether at this session and squelched.
And it is my judgment that this is
what will b6 done.
"In any event, there is not the ghost
of a show for any revising of the tar
iff at this session which'will help our
part of the country. The rtciprocity
that we want is reciprocity with Can
ada. We would profit by better trad
ing arrangements with some of the
European nations; but Canada is of
more importance. But we will never
get it—never get anything of the sort,
except in a trade with tht East. We
must wait for a general revision of the
tariff. We must wait until the coun
try wants the tariff revised, ani wants
it so badly that the Eastern senators
and representatives cannot resist the
pressure. The less we give at this time
the sooner that pressure will come.
We are going to stand for absolute
defeat of all tariff alteration at. this
session of congress. Then we will see
Emperor William in Italy.
ROME, Jan. B.—lt is announced
here that Emperor William of Ger
many will reach Rome April 26 on a
visit to the Italian court. The czar
of Russia will visit the court May 11.
ST. PAUL GIRL DIES
BY HER OWN ACT
ON THE COAST
Miss uKi" Wilson, for Many
Years the Cashier of City
Railway Company, De
spondent Through 111
Health, KiHs Herself--
Seeks DeatA by Carbolic
Acid—Was Very Popular at
Miss Caroline E. Wilson, for many
years the cashier in the local offices
of the St. Paul City Railway company,
committed suicide at Long Beach, Cal.,
Wednesday night, by taking 1 carbolic
acid. Despondency over ill health was
The Associated Press I brought the
news to St. Paul last night, putting a
period to the last sad chapter in the
blighted life of a St. PauLgirl, who for
eighteen years cared for fhe financial
affairs of the street car company.
"Miss Xi" was the familiar name by
which she was known to the thou
sands who did business with the com
pany and she was very ix>pular with
the employes of the company.
About eighteen months.ago she left
for Long Beach with her mother and
sister for her health. Never strong,
close confinement wrecked her health,
and it was with the hopejttf regaining
it that she resigned and* went West.
Friends here were under the im
pression that she was improving and
the news of her suicide wjll come as a
shock. In spite of her continued ill
ness in St. Paul and the confining na
ture of her duties, she was always of
a cheerful nature and death by -her
I own hand was never anticipated.
Officially Miss Wilson was known as
secretary and treasurer of the St. Paul
City Railway company and because of
her long service was looked upon as a
fixture.- "Thousands oi dollars of the
company's money pkssed annually
through her hands and the books of
the corporation were under her super
"You can't say too much that is good
about 'Miss Ki' " was the comment of a
street railway official last night. "She
was a good girl and we always liked
her. We pitied her because of her
poor health and hoped that she would
regain it when she went West." -
Miss Wilson was thirty-nine years
of age, and while in St. Paul resided
at 713 Laurel avenue with her widowed
mother, Mrs. Addie M. Wilson, and a
The body will be brought to St. Paul
for burial. »
Considers Them Unjust, but
Is Obliged to Yield
CARACAS, Jan. £.—After two
stormy meetings of- the cabinet, all the
conditions set forth in the replies of
the powers to President Castro's last
proposals in the matter of settling the
dispute through arbitration, have been
accepted by the Venezuelan govern
ment. The government considers these
condition to be unjust, but declares it
is obliged to yield to force. The Ven
ezuelan answer was "delivered at the
United States legation here today. The
conditions of the powers cover cash
payments to the allies and guarantees
for the payment of the balance of their
claims. It can be said on good au
thority that the question of raising the
existing blockade will not be consid
United States Minister Bowen has
received orders to leave Venezuela next
Saturday for Washington where he
will present the Venezuelan case to
the British-German commission. An
American 'warship will call for Mr.
Bowen at La Guaira. The foreign of
fice is working day and night in the
preparation of documents in order
that the Venezuelan case may be
ready for presentation.
May Settle Outside of Tribunal.
WASHINGTON, Jan. B.— There is a
reasonable prospect that the Venezulan
trouble can be settled without invok
ing the machinery of The Hague tribu
nal. Minister Boweri has been defin
itely named by Castro as his commis
sioner and if the fe^ points relative to
conditions precedent are settled ami
cably, it is the expectation that the
British and German governments will
name their ambassadors at Washing
ton as commissioners in their own be
half to confer with Minister Bowen.
The commission will meet with in
structions from the* principals to en
deavor to adjust *fee dispute out of
hand at Washingtoit Minister Bowen
seems to be confidirit of his ability to
effect this kind of? set tlement.
If Mr. Bowen's'^xpectgttlon is. not
realized, the commissioners will pro
ceed according tc the original plan to
draw up the protocol prescribing the
conditions upon -which the issues be
tween the parties shall be submitted
to the arbitration of The Hag-ue tribu
nal. It is improbable tnat the blockade
will be raisedl until the commission
ers either reach complete settlement
or sign a protocol providing for arbi
tration. * In the latter case, even though
a technical and final adjustment can
not be Vealized untif The Hatrue tribu
nal has announce^ its dffcision, the
blockade will hot he continued during
the pendency of tljte proceedings.
The terms of the notes of ."the foreign
powers handed to President Castro by
Minister B::wen yesterday, and of the
Venezuelan answer to them delivered at
the American legation today, c compro
mise in the matter of arbitration has
HOUSE BUMPS STATE CENTRAL COMMITTEE
SENATE HEARS OF TAX AMENDMENTS
Eeport of Committee on
Rules Providing for House
Employes Precipitates a
Scrimmage From Which
Babcock Men Emerge Vic
torious — State Central
Committee Insurgents Not
Strong Enough to Secure
a Roll Call.
The few followers of the state cen
tral committee disposed to prolong the
fight over the organization of the house
received another summary turning
down yesterday in a short scrimmage
over the adoption of the report of the
committee on rules.
George W. Wilson, chairman of the
committee on rules, brought in a report
of which the rule covering employeg and
their compensation indicated plainly
enough that the Babcock administra
tion of the house has thoroughness at.
its base. Provision was made for all
necessary employes and the rules so
drawn that later resolutions for addi
tional clerk hire will be sure to meet
with hard sledding.
J. O. Haugland, the recognized leader
of the Republican minority, made
strenous objections to rule 2 on the
ground that it provided for the em
ployment of unnecessary help. He was
followed by several other members
from the state central committee's side
of the house.
Babcock Men Win Easily.
Chairman Wilson and Representa
tives Burns, Armstrong and Hickey, of
the committee, argued that the new
rule did not provide for an increased
number of employes, but that it did
provide against future squabbles about
the employment of men for odd jobs.
Lawrence H. Johnson, also a member
of the committee, was inclined to stand
by the report and several of his sup
porters, taking notice of the hand writ
ing on the wall, got under cover.
Mr. Haugland's call for an aye and
nay vote failed, as the necessary show
ing of ten members desiring it could
not be made. The list of employes as
provided by the new rules includes:
One janitor at $7 per day; four door
keepers at $3; one gallery keeper, $3;
four cloak room keepers, $3; one file
clerk, $5; assistant file clerk, $3;
nine pages, $2.50; five sergeants
of committee rooms, $3; read
ing clerk, $7; clerk of judiciary com
mittee, $7; assistant clerk to judiciary
committee, $5; clerk each for appro
priations, railroads, engrossing, en
rolling, taxes and tax laws, general
legislation- and insurance committees,,
and one clerk to be assigned to muni
cipal corporations and corporations
other than municipal committees at a
uniform per diem of $5; three addition
al clerks, $5; one general clerk, $5;
speaker's messenger, $5; three sten
ographers, to be assigned by commit
tee on legislative expenses, $5; sten
ographer to the judiciary committee,
WANT SEPARATE BALLOT.
Two Propositions for Submission of
Amendments Introduced in House.
Bills relative to attempts to amend
the constitution played the larger part
in the propcsea legislation submitted
to the house yesterday.
Of the four bills introduced yester
day, one, introduced by Mr. Ganrud,
provides, for resubmission to the peo
ple of the proposition for an amend
ment permitting the investment of the
permanent university and school funds
in municipal bonds. The amendment
proposed is identical with, the propo
sition defeated at the last election.
Tv,o other bills provide for submis
sion of propositions for constitutional
amendments to the people on separate
ballots. One is fathered by Mr. Ganrud,
the other by Mr. Haugland. Both are
in line with the recommendations of
the executive message and differ only
slightly in the machinery of the pro
posed law, Mr. Haugland's bill provid
ing that the amendment ballot be
printed on yellow paper.
The first bill introduced in the house
was presented by Mr. Johnson, of
Hennepin, who desires to increase the
number of township road supervisors
in Hennepin and Ramsey counties
from three to four. The bill further
provides for abolition of the time
honored system of working out road
taxes and for their payment in cash.
The house evidenced a determined
disposition against railroading meth
ods of legislation. Mr. Johnson asked
that his bill be given a first, second
and third reading under suspension of
the rules and placed on its final pas
sage. The murmurs of protest which
went up from all parts of the house
indicated a storm brewing, and Mr.
Johnson hastily recalled his request.
PLACES FOR FIFTEEN.
House Rules Create Three New Com-
mittees of Five Members Each.
The adoption of the report of the
house committee on rules gives the
house three new committees of five
members each. The new committees
are census, Indian affairs and illum
inating oils. The latter bids fair to
be important, as one or more efforts
will undoubtedly be made to evade or
repeal the provisions of the Hurd bill
putting the state oil inspector on a
salary and creating an illuminating
COMPLETES DESK FORCE.
Speaker Babcock Expected to An-
nounce Committees Next Week.
Speaker Babcock yesterday by ap
pointment filled the house desk force.
He is expected to announce his commit
tee assignments Tuesday, and by that
time the distribution of appointive
places will be completed and the house
can settle down to its winter's work.
The appointments made yesterday
Reading clerk, John T. Jones, Min
neapolis; speaker's secretary, W. E.
Verity, Wadena; file clerk, F. M. Wra.
bek, Le Sueur ..Center; stenographer,
Ethel Thaxter, Minneapolis; janitor,
G. J. Charleston, St. Paul.
Reading Clerk Jones is a reappoint
ment. He held the same position under
the last house and filled it in a manner
holding for him the support of the old
members and particularly those of the
Hennepin delegation who have played
the long hand in the organization of
W. E. Verity, appointed secretary of
the speaker, is the editor of the lead
ing Republican organ of Dr. Babcock's
district, and served as secretary to the
speaker both in his campaign for re
election to the house and the fight for
the gavel. He was formerly a well
known political writer in the Twin
Cities. His alliance with the state
PRICE TWO CENTS. V"." ; "grvK nEIiTB.
central committee was broken off when
he had the temerity to think that his
long services to the party deserved
something more than abuse and his
appointment will bring cold comfort to
the dictators of the party.
File Clerk Wrabek is charged to
Representative Andregg, one of the
Third district leaders in the Babcock
camp. G. J. Charleston, janitor, rep
resents the Afro-American vote of the
upper end of the Thirty-sixth district
and is charged to the member from
TAKE RECESS LIMIT.
House Adjourns Until 8 O'Clock Mon-
At noon yesterday the house follow
ed the example of the senate and
agreed upon an adjournment until 8
o'clock Monday night. The reconven
tion Monday night is simply to com
ply with the statute of limitation
on recesses, and the meeting will
probably consist of little more than a
roll call, reading of the journal and
adjournment .until Tuesday morning.
A large number of the members went
home last night, and not all of them
will return before Tuesday morning.
DR. YON HOLLEBEN
German Ambassador's Gov
ernment Not Satisfied
With His Work.
BERLIN, Jan. B.—The suggestion
that Dr. yon Holleben's indefinite leave
of absence was caused by illness is
received here with some incredulity.
Most of the newspapers print without
comment a brief dispatch from Wash
ington announcing the ambass lor's
illness and saying he was going to New
York for treatment by a specialist, but
the Lokal Anzeiger says it has good
reason to believe Dr. yon Holleben will
not return to his post, and in seeking
for an explanation asserts that the
government is displeased at Dr. yon
Holleben's non-success in persuading
President Roosevelt to accept the pro
posal that he arbitrate the Venezuelan
dispute. He is also said to have failed
to keep Germany informed on. Ameri
Baron Speck yon Sternburg's work
on the' Sarooan commission .is still re
membered by the government as
marking him for promotion.
WASHINGTON, Jan. B.—Herr yon
Holleben, the German ambassador, left
here for New York today to consult
specialists. He' lias been a sick man
for some time and his indisposition has
been aggravated by a protracted spell
of inclement weather. He expects that
his physician will advise a prolonged
rest at some of the health resorts in
Southern Europe and therefore has ar
ranged to sail on Saturday. At the
ambassador's request he has been
granted a prolonged leave of absence.
Count A. yon Quadt-Wykradt-Isny,
counsellor of embassy and first secre
tary, is now charge d'affaires, having
been instructed by the foreign office to
take charge upon the ambassador's de
parture. The count was in charge of
affairs at the embassy during the early
part of the Venezuelan negotiations,
when the ambassador was sick, and he
is therefore familiar with every phase
of that question.
His conduct of the negotiations has
been most acceptable to the Washing
ton government and should the prelim
inary conference looking to a refer
ence of the dispute to The Hague suc
ceed, Count Quadt, as charge, would
act as Germany's representative.
If Herr yon Holleben does not return
Herr Speck yon Steinberg's appoint
ment as ambassador is quite prob
ON HORSE MEAT
Six Hundred Participants in
One of the Strangest of
BERLIN, Jan. B.—Six hundred peo
ple sat down tonight to the most re
markable banquet that ever has been
given in Berlin. The dishes consisted
entirely of horse meat and were serv
ed in various forms. The society for
the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals
issued the invitations to the dinner,
which was given for the purpose of
demonstrating the nourishing and pal
atable qualities of horse meat, thereby
causing increased consumption of the
meat and a ready, market for old
horses. This would prevent owners
from working the poor animals to
death, as well-fed specimens would
bring good prices.
The bill of fare consisted of horse
soup, pickled horse tongue, filet of
horse and roast horse. All of the
dishes were nicely prepared and were
greatly, relished. The presiding officer
of the society, Privy Councillor yon
Seofeld, said 30,000 horses had been
eaten in Berlin last year and that he
hoped for a large increase in the fu
ture. Many prominent members of the
reichstag and of the city council were
Making it Easy for Lewis.
WASHINGTON, D. C, Jan. B.—W. J.
Lewis, of Nebraska, vhose appoint
ment to the postal service has been
deferred because of his Seventh Day
Adventist objections to working on
Saturdays, has, received a temporary
appointment in the postoffice depart
ment. The issue will be adjusted in
some way that will comply with the
law and not enforce undue hardship
to the appointee in connection with
his religious principles.
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Bill Providing for Constitu
tional Changes Necessary
for Enactment of Income,
Public Service, Corpora
tion Franchise, Gross Earn
ings and Registry Taxes,
Defeated at Last Election,
Appears in Senate.
If Senate File No. 5 introduced in the
senate by Senator Wilson, of Henne
pin, yesterday morning, becomes a
law, the tax amendment defeated at
the recent election will be again sub
mitted to the people.
Senator Wilson's bill is a duplicate
of the law of 1901. It proposes an
amendment to Sections 1, 2 and 3, of
article 9 of. the constitution of Minne
sota, and enlarges the powers of the
legislature so as to allow an income
tax, a tax of public service corpora
tion franchises and gross earnings and
registry taxes on mortgages.
The session of the senate was a
short one. Four bills were introduced
and the mileage and rules committees
reported. Little business can be tran
sacted until President Jones announces
his committee apointments, and the
senate merely met to make it possible
to adjourn until Monday night. Pres
ident Jones will announce his commit
tees at the Monday night session.
Senator Gjertsen, of Hennepin, will
lose no time in taking care of the old
soldiers at the home, and the bills in
troduced included one by the Henne
pin senator designed to save the old
soldiers' pension money from the
board. The bill would make it unlaw
ful for the board to require the old
soldiers gaining admission to the home
to give up a portion of the money re
ceived from the government.
For St. Paul Park Board.
A bill designed to benefit the St. Paul
park board was introduced by Senator
W. W r. Dunn, of Ramsey. This bill
would permit the park boards in cities
of 50,000 or oVer to control all funds
taken in from any source whatsoever
A provision of the new St. Paul char
ter makes the bill necessary. The new
charter takes from the different boards
the right to retain revenues taken in,
and provides that they be turned into
the general fund. This ruling cuts off
a large share of the funds of the park
board taken in each year by the sale
of privileges and boat hire at Lake
Como and the various parks. The
passage of Senator Dunn's bill will en
able the board to accumulate all
moneys from sources under its jurisdic
After adjourning, the senators pro
ceeded to draw their first money from
the state, which turned up in the shape
of mileage and was made possible by
the report of the mileage committee.
Several of the senators collect a good
ly sum to cover their traveling ex
penses. Senator Sundberg, of Kennedy,
Rosseau county drew down the big
purse, taking $108 for his 720 miles.
Senator Stephens, of Crookston, re
ported 600 miles and drew $90. Among
the other high-priced travelers were
Senator Swedback, of Bemidji, who
colected $83.10 for 554 miles, and Sen
ator Hawkins, of Biwabik, who got
$78 for 520 miles.
Senator Horton, of Ramsey, barred
the St. Paul senators from their share
in the distribution with a motion to
drop them from the mileage list. This
reckless motion pn the part of the
Ramsey man saved the state 30 cents
a head on the senntors of St. Paul.
Want Him Instead of Cor
telyou for Secretary ot
From Globe Washington Bureau.
WASHINGTON, D. C, Jan. S.—Con
vinced that President Roosevelt will
accomplish his purpose to secure a de
partment of commerce, with a new
member of his cabinet to be known as
the secretary of commerce, the trusts,
which will come under the jurisdiction
of the new are beginning
to take time "by the forelock. Next
thing to defeating a law is to defeat
the administration of the law. The
way to defeat the administration >f a
law is to control the appointment of
the man who is to administer it.
A coterie of senators, together with
some members of the house, has de
termined to prevent the appointment
of George B. Cortelyou to be secretary
of commerce. It has nothing against
Cortelyou except that he is the choice
of President Roosevelt for this place.
It is reasonable to infer that Roose
velt believes the man he chooses will
enforce the laws as he finds them. It
is the expectation of the president and
many others now that some kind of
an anti-trust law will be put on the
books. Thus it would fall to Cortel
you's lot to make effective any legisla
tion framed in restraint of the trusts.
Ex-Gov. William R. Merriam, di
rector of the census, is the man upon
whom the interests have united to de
feat Cortelyou. Behind Merriam are
such powerful men as Hanna, Aldrich,
Quay, Platt, of Connecticut, Beveridge,
Eikins, Nelson, Depew and Perkins. In
the list will be recognized some of the
senators most notoriously representing 1
trust interests. There are Standard
Oil, sugar^ railroads, tin plate, ship
ping, tobacco and the rest.
It will be noted by the careful ob
server that geography will not divide
the statesmen who unite on a candi
date to defeat the president's candi
date. The main thing is to put up a
united front against the president and
to insure that the administration of
his anti-trust statute be mildly agree
able to the trusts.