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SATURDAY, SEPT. 19, 1903.
THE ENEMIES HE HAS MADE.
On a time the late Charles A. Dana
voiced the sentiments of a very large
and very respectable element in this
country in announcing that Cleveland
was to be loved for the enemies he had
made. If President Roosevelt was to
be lo ed for the same reason what a
remarkable mixed bunch of lovers he
Having made an enemy of organized
labor he has very nearly gone the dis
tance. To curry favor with the very
people whom he now affronts Col.
Roosevelt, rather early in his presi
dential career, took occasion to de
clare that he was opposed to the
trust. In practice this opposifion took
the form of a shining desire to talk
against the trust but nothing came of
the talk. He took a hand in the coal
strike —with what purpose it is not
necessary to inquire—and the outcome
hardly justified the promising declara
tions. He maintained an attitued of
antagonism to combinations of what
ever nature and combinations throve
apace. He wrote letters and made
speeches and the people became con
vinced that there must be something
doing when something was promised
so profusely. Still nothing was doing
and the toiling masses for whose ben
efit the president talked and wrote—
striving after his fashion—came to be-
Jieve that perhaps there would be
nothing doing. This they became the
more convinced of when it was an
nounced that action on tariff revi
sion should properly follow instead of
precede a presidential campaign.
Now it appears that organized labor
—which represents in concrete form
thoso masses to whom the president
talked and wrote—has tired of prom
ises that are not backed by action and
Col. Roosevelt is in very bad odor in
deed in that quarter.
He thinks that he is hated of capi
tal, labor appears to be willing to de
clare that it will none of him. His
party associates out of office are not
affected to him; those in office are
afraid of him. Those of the people
who. are not identified with any of
these interests but who have been
waiting- for the president to take up
and deal with some subject from some
some other than the academic point of
view are beginning to be worried
Col. Roosevelt appears to be carry
ing the Idea of making himself beloved
for the enemies he has made to the
limit. He ought to settle down to one
line and stick to it.
Sir Thomas Lipton may not be able
to lift the mug, but he is going to beat
old death out in this particular race.
TAKE TIME BY THE FORELOCK.
A resolution has been passed by the
assembly which directs the board of
public works to prepare specifications
for submission to bidders for the
lighting of the streets next year.
If such action will have the effect of
doing away with the annual incon
venience of a dark period while the
contractors—in case of a change—are
taking out and putting in lamp posts,
It should by all means be had.
On several occasions the city has
been practically in darkness for some
weeks after a change of contractors.
The old contractor has taken his time
in removing his posts and the result
is not only inconvenient, but really
dangerous. It is contended that early
action by the- council and the board
would not help matters, and that the
only way to provide "against-a recur
rence of the dark pei iod is for the
city to buy and install its own posts.
It is even now said that enough mon
ey has been saved out of the lighting
fund to permit the investment of some
twelve thousand dollars in -this form
of property. There can be no possible
objection made to this use of the sur-
plus money in the lighting fund. The
investment would be practically per
ment, and even if the city should un
dertake its own lighting, would be an
What the authorities should do is to
make present provision to the end that
the city need not be dark during any
part of the winter. In any event, no
harm can come and much good may
result from' the early submission of
proposals for bids. ■ The matter of pur
chasing; the posts may be gone into
more deliberately, but it looks, on the
surface, like a good proposition.
John Alexander !)o\vie is going to
convert North Dakota. But inasmuch
as he isn't going to start in until he
has reformed New York, it will not be
necessary for the Dakotans to hide
themselves in the cyclone cellar for a
THE SEMI-CENTENNIAL OF ST.
A large and representative gathering
of St. Paul citizens last evening gave
their pronounced approval to the prop
osition that the fiftieth anniversary of
the foundation of the city be fittingly
observed next year. Their action
should, and no doubt will, be indorsed
by the people at large. It remains
now for the committee which Is to be
intrusted with the preliminary work
to map out a plan that is feasible and
on such lines as will do justice to the
events to be commemorated.
For this celebration will mark the
anniversary of an event which must
appeal to the civic pride of the citizen
of St. Paul, whether he boasts the dis
tinction of being a native son or not.
It will be at once commemorative of
the beginning of the city and of the
foundation of Fort Snelling and will be
marked by the dedication of the mag
nificent pile which has been erected to
house the government of the great
state of Minnesota.
It must be no niggardly affair. The
Northwest is very new and its cele
brations of anniversary occurrences
have not, so far, been calculated to im
press the beholder. The St. Paul semi
centennial will be the most honorable
in point of antiquity of the event
that warrants it that the Northwest
has yet seen. It will mark the
setting up of a milestone in the high
way of the ages. We should do some
thing that will leave its impress on our
own times as well as instruct and in
form posterity. A noble monument has
been provided to mark the event of
1904. The capitol will endure to look
down on future centennial events.
It must be a notable event, this pro
posed celebration. It must be so
planned that it will invite the attention
of the Northwest, and the men who
have it in charge must be inspired by
civic pride, patriotism and intelligence.
If these qualities be given to the car
rying out of the plan for a celebration
it cannot fail, and the active spirits in
the movement may rest assured of the
hearty and substantial support of all
the people of St. Paul and the moral
support. of the citizens of Minnesota
and the Northwest. ■
Another "prominent citizen" of
Nortf* Carolina has been shot dead.
The most unpromising feature of the
South is the persistence with which
the prominent citizen resuscitates him
self, only to be shot dead again.
HARD ON OUR CANARIES.
It was midnight on the waste of wa
ters. The waves, lashed into frenzy by
the winds, fought fiendishly to stay the
progress of the good ship Frederick B.
Wells, Stone, master, Erie for Duluth,
laden, alack, with coal. It »vas such a
night as would have done justice to
the pen of Laura Jean Libby had she
gone in for storms at sea rather than
those more destructive passions which
are continually rioting in the human
As hereinbefore stated it was close
on the hour of twelve. The man at the
wheel stiffened his back against the
gale and emitted sundry nautical re
marks that were too fast for the vora
cious reporter who was detailed to take
him. A sudden terrific gust, accom
panized by a drenching and freezing
combination of sleet and mist, almost
laid the good ship on her beams end.
Then out of the darkness there came a
sweetly piercing note of distress. The
mariner looked up in wonder. There
came another note, birdlike and pure,
yet distressed. The seaman made a re
mark condemnatory of his eyes and
ears. Then the air vr&s filled with a
great flood of melody and the man at
the wheel became conscious of the fact
that he was being pelted with little
feathery missiles, all animate but help
less. He caught at one which peeped
and was dead. "Blow my binnacle,"
said the mariner in the manner of Sir
Thomas Lipton, "if we haven't run into
a flock of canary birds." He would
have added something about it being
"a rum go," but being S. mere fresh wa
ter sailor his knowledge of what to say
under such circumstances was net at
all equal to that of W. Clark Russell.
It was too true. The master of the
ship, having seen much service in the
Canary islands, easily identified the
birds as singers. He ordered the thou
sands of bodies* cast into the turbulent
waters, made an entry in the log, saw
THE ST. PAUL OLOB2J, SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 19, 1903.
that everything was snug alow and
aloft, then turned in.
This the story that comes out of Du
luth. Like other stories of the "actual
sea it is verified by the log of the ship.
It is stated now just to point to what
the untoward activity of the bad fea
tures of the Northwestern climate may
bring us.- We have been assured that
the wheat crop has been, totally de
stroyed; that it would have been much
better had we not sowed our late corn;
that the potato and the turnip are in
such a state that we may expect to go
spudless and turnipless. These things
we might have stood without reviling
the climate. But when things come to
such a pass" that the storm king turns
to and destroys the canary crop it is
time to protest to the weather authori
Statistics show that, up to date, the
Turks have killed off the entire popu
lation of Bulgaria twice and the Mace
donians are practically all dead for the
THE DAY OF THE DOG.
An enterprising young woman who
dwells in New York city has commenc-
Ed the publication of a journal devoted
to the social life of dogs. The journal
will announce the comings and the go
ings of the dogs just as the society
pages of larger journals announce the
comings and goings of their masters
and mistresses. Anecdotes of their
prowess, of their cleverness, of their
amiability will be printed. The young
woman starts out on her venture with
a long list of patronesses and the
names of all the fashionable dogs in
New York. Naturally the paper will be
exclusive. No curs of low degree will
be mentioned in its pages for a cur of
low degree seldom has a delighted
mistress or master who is willing to
pay for the pleasure of reading what
his Jumbo has done or thought.
That the day of the dog has really
arrived this young woman's venture is
not the only proof. And it is not only
the members of New York's smart set
who have helped him on. To only short
story writers and long story writers he
is indebted even more for his present
vogue. The dog has always been rec
ognized as the friend of man and an
excellent creature to have on the prem
ises when one occupies an isolated
house, but it is only recently that he
has been recognized as a social factor
and a psychological study. The im
aginative Mr. Davis has shown the
world what a dog may achieve even
when his 'scutcheon is marred by the
bar sinister. Mr. London, equally de
voted to the canine tribe and more
realistic, has made a dog of a less at
tractive type the principal character in
a diabolical tragedy.
As for the long stories, the dog plays
an important part in these in modern
literature. When, in "David Copper
field," Dora's little lapdog die* the very
night of its mistress' death, sympa
thetic readers as they wept concluded,
doubtless, that this was the most to be
hoped from a dog and considered it re
markable enough. When they read of
the faithfulness of Bill Sykes' dog to
his brutal master they naturally con
cluded that doggish faithfulness could
go no further. But the dog who figures
as the hero in the modern dog story
must have the greatest contempt for
Dora's lapdog and Bill Sykes' bulldog,
since compared with himself those oth
er dogs appear to be mere brute crea
The friend of the dog will rejoice
that the dog is enjoying his day, and
will hope that as a result of it the
canine will not be unduly puffed up.
Already the dog who takes his outing
daily in his mistress' carriage has ac
quired a supercilious expression and a
haughty air. If the worship of the ca
nine continues he may cease to become
the friend of man and develop instead
into a tyrant. And tyrants invariably
die a miserable death. So let Fido take
heed. The enterprising young woman
who has commenced the publication of
the "dog journal" in New York has
doubtless only one object in view, that
of earning her own living. But it is
possible that her journal will prove
the undoing of the dog, since It must
bring ridicule upon him. Perhaps it
heralds the passing of the day of the
Perhaps, after all, "Hub" Schurmeier
was in error when he made up his
mind that the assembly was the place
to start from to get to the mayor's of
And now there appears to be some
reason why the children should cry
for it —the Turks have assassinated
the inhabitants of Kastoria.
The Right Hon. Joseph Chamberlain
will now screw his monocle firmly in
his eye and make a mad dash for the
The Law's Delay.
Judge Brewer suggests as a remedy
for lynching that appeals should be
denied in criminal cases. The chief
apology for the epidemic of mob law
is delay in the enforcement of law, oft
en secured through technicalities and
through appeals. Undoubtedly the re
sult of increased promptitude in the
action of the courts would be favor
able, but until it is shown that rascals
are escaping the just penalties of the
law and until it is shown that delays
end in compromising justice, the pre
text of the mob supplies no reason.
Meantime, it is noted that while a
score or two of Missouri boodlers have
been found guilty by juries, no one of
them has gone to the penitentiary—
but all of them are out on bail, and
are to have new trials or postpone
ment or some other pretext. It would
seem that Judge Brewer ought to be
taken very seriously in Missouri.— •
| Contemporary Comment !
The Singling Martyr. <
: Sam Parks, the ambulatory collector
of perquisites and >3Tfectbr~6f labor, has
lost his mustache and gained glory.
His locks . have been - cropped, i but not
his wings. ■ R^jfjur^ng • temporarily, to
the scene of hisi beneficent activity, he
finds himself regarded as a hero and a
martyr. The faithful, cheering madly,
swarm around ;<hint. •. He-is to be the
chief idol and tod of the Labor day
parade. Sing Sjngrhas given him an
aureole. Is he not ' the victim of a
"scab" i jury, of-a, conspiracy of "scab"
employers? He suffers for a great and
holy principle. No toonors paid.him by
his worshipers are adequate to express
their gratitude for services rwhich,
since his return from captivity, he has
himself summarized' with truth and
; brevity:"-'•• .. . £ 'r?: 2>v.t.'v
"I've delivered ahe goods right along."
The man who can deliver the goods
right along is not the man to be in
jured by being caught occasionally
with the goods on him. Sam Parks"
enthusiasts can't understand why a
walking delegate should be punished
for a signal instance of professional
success,—New York Sun.
Investigate the Diplomats.
It will be well, also, if while this re
formatory inquiry is being made into
the home departments of executive
business there were a similar inquiry
instituted in the diplomatic and con
sular service as to practices not un
like those alleged against the Dawes
commission. Instances are constantly
occurring in which a minister or other
displomatic agent accredited to a for
eign government systematically uses
his official position to promote specu
lative or business schemes in which
he is an actual or prospective bene
ficiary. This pertains chiefly to those
appointed to countries in the western
hemisphere, though; it is doubtless in
a degree applieijklej to all countries. —
Labor Unions Are Logical.
- Mr. Sargent, ?fabor union statesman
and United StaUa&eommissioner of im
migration, seema?to f>e trying to fright
en the country^-or-lat least the labor
unions, by statistic^ about the enor
mous immigration. ; The folly of such
alarm has beett -shown in these col
umns sufficiently, -We need to say here
only that the l^|6r imions are perfect
ly logical in optosiig the... introduction
of foreign labor3fc-&f w York Sun.
The Popes* "Own People."
One of the best %naracteristics of the
new pope is his^vei^* living interest in
questions of soij^l reform. He never
forgets the people i from whom he
sprang, nor is there iany fear that he
will do so in his greatness. It would
be strange indeed that a Christian
should forget them, %ut a pope—well,
there have been. popes that certainly
would. —Saturday Review. ,
Suspects the Girls.
The Berlin Staatsburger Zeitung
sounds the alarm over 9. new "serious
phase of the American peril," namely,
the tendency oJ European statesmen to
marry American girls, who thus be
come "political agents, far away from
America, of the Western republic." Sus
pects the ; girls even bearing gifts, eh?—"
Heavier Than the White "Man's Burden.
When the kaiser talked at Cassel
about the "depressing height he has
to carry who is responsible for 58,000,
--000 Germans," the mere "whjte man's
burden" of Mr. Kipling fell into insig
nificance. —New York World.
A Strenuous Diet.
Some people are predicting that John
I>. Rockefeller will "swallow all the
railroads in this country." That's a
nice prospect for a man with dyspep*
Bia. —Racine News.
That Would Suit Exactly.
Secretary Shaw has the right idea.
What we want is an elastic currency
that will expand automatically with
the size of our bills.—Chicago Journal.
Can Raise a Discord, Anyway.
By feeling "fit as a fiddle" perhaps
Consul Magelssen deems himself eli
gible to take part Hi the concert of the
powers.—Kansas City Star.
Among the Merrymakers
"Look at Mr. Meadows!" exclaimed the
first Jersey suburbanite. "What's the
matter with him?"
"The mosquitoes are simply driving him
crazy." replied tlie other.
"Surely he should be used to mosqui
toes by this time,"
"Yes, but he insists that they have been
humming 'Hiawatha^ of late."—Philadel
phia Press. ; ;.
Not' Yet Paid.
"They're saying you're just like all
the other members of the house." re
marked the newly elected legislator's
closest friend. They say you have your
price." ■ ' . v
"That's a lie," declared the hew mem
ber. ••• ■ ■■■'■': '•■ -.■•••■ • -
"I thought so." ■■""
: "Yes. I haven't got It yet. but I have
hopes." — Philadelphia' '. Standard and
Times. .. .' t \ ' J;-'m :t. •
. A Great Waste.
Noozey—So it seems that Cardinal Sar
to was the lucky one at Rome.
Kloseman— Huh! I guess you
don't read the papers.
Noozey—l read them enough to discover
that he was elected pope. . .
Kloseman—Yes, but the 'papers also gay
that he bought a return ticket when, he
left Venice, and ;he ain't goin' back."—
The k Bright Side.
•' "So you're a veteran of the Rebellion."
said . the young man. admiringly. . "The
war clouds were thick about - you ; when
you were a youth, weren't they?"
"Yes," replied the veteran, as he in
dorsed the pension voucher he wished to
have cashed, "but- they all had their sil
ver lining."—Philadelphia Press.
The Deficiency Is Supplied.
"In the bright lexicon of youth," quotes
the visitor, "there Is no such word as
" ; "Maybe not.", answered the father, gaz
ing abstractedly at his two sons, who have
come home from .college to live with
him; "maybe not. but I guess there's plen
ty of synonyms."—Judge. . :.
The One Condition.
"Doctor," said the, sweet young thing.
■:: 'I've been told that eating • cucumbers
will remove ■ freckles." . -.
"So it will, under one condition," replied
Dr. Gruff. : =: ,*/ : o - - . ■ ■
"And what is that?-" , _
w "T?l atri l}? re(& le* are on the cucum
"Don't you sometimes find that you are
hindered in your art by people who insist
on your working for mere money?"
"No," answered Mr. Van Dabbles; "the
scarcity of such people is what is causing
me considerable inconvenience at present."
"It's a peculiar fact," remarked the ob
serving youth, "that only one woman in
a thousand can whistle."
"Nothing peculiar about that." remarked
the man with the absent air. "As long as
a woman can talk she doesn't care to
At St Paul Theaters;
Haverly's minstrels, with Billy Van,
close their engagement at the Metro
politan with a matinee at 2:30 today
and a performance tonight. This is
one of the best minstrel shows that has
been seen in St. Paul for several
Commencing next Sunday, for four
nights and a Wednesday, matinee, Her
bert Kelcey and Miss Effle Shannon
will present "Sherlock Holmes." Seats
are now selling at the box office for
The Walter Jones Opera company,
in ' The Sleepy King," will play a brief
engagement of three nights and a mat
inee, beginning next Thursday. This
musical comedy opened in Duluth
Thursday night. The company in
cludes Walter Jones, George K. Hen
ery and Edd Redway, formerly of the
"Chaperons." Seats for this engage
ment will be on sale next Monday
A matinee tody at 2:30 and a per
formance tonight at 8:15 will conclude
the engagement of "Two Little Waifs"
at the Grand. Souvenirs will be pre
sented to the women.
Kidder's rustic drama, "Sky Farm,"
will be next week's attraction at the
Grand. An entertainment must be a
worthy one to stay four months at one
theater and over a hundred nights at
another, as "Sky Farm" has done.
The successful season of the New
Majesties at the Star will close this
evening. The business has improved
at every performance and the show
has proved very acceptable to the pa
trons of the house. Next week Con
gressman Tim Sullivan's Eagle Bur
lesquers will present the bill.
What the Editors Say
The Ortonville Herald Star tells the
F. H. Peavey and T. C. Jordan, of
Minneapolis, hunted chickens here a
couple of days last week. Mr. Peavey
is of the Pv elevator family and seems
to have more money than sense, as the
Granite Falls Tribune tells how he
stopped at the place en route to Orton
ville, and seeking a likely looking dog
in the possession of Charlie McGregor,
opened negotiations for its purchase.
McGregor "saveyed" the situation and
asked $500 for the purp, but finally
compromised on $300, which the young
scion of the house of Peavey paid,
without so much as trying the dog. On
arriving here the high priced canine
was taken out for a trial, but was
somewhat hurriedly brought back to
town and tied up. Mr. Pv. then gave
Nick Fink $25 to be personally con
ducted about the fields by Nick's two
pointers. The young man had fair suc
cess and went home happy.
Of course, Peavey was a soft mark,
but what class does McGregor trot in?
—Stillwater Daily Gazette.
• It seems too bad to be obliged to ex
plain and publish diagrams of Pioneer
Press jokes. Yet they do need it. So
we hasten to explain to the Philadel
phia and New York and Chicago pa
pers, not to include several nearer
home, that that column editorial about-
Eddy being too homely to occupy the
governor's chair was merely a sample
of the elephantine humor which is
known as the Pioneer Press brand.
The fact was, the Pioneer Press had to
say something editorially about Mr.
Eddy's candidacy, and really had no
choice between him and Van Sant. So
it published a column joke.—Whee
lock's Fergus Falls Weekly.
Congressmen Buckman and Steener
son have been in -Washington during
the past week, illustrating their bril
liant statesmanship in a measly scrap
to decide whether a two by four land
office should be located at Cass Lake
or Bemidji. If the scrap would only
terminate like the historic fight of the
Kilkenny cats, a large number of their
constituents would feel extremely
Frank M. Eddy is very seriously
handicapped. The St. Paul Dispatch
is regarded as his political organ.—Ap
At the Merchants—C. D. Hallaway Al
bert Lea; J. N. Goodenough. Hurson, Wls •
B. R. Prague. Seattle; L. N. Gronewald,'
Helena; J. K. Probst, Red Wing; O C.
Clark, Leon, Iowa; Howard Tedford, Mt.
Ayr, Iowa; H. C. Duffle, Superior; L. N
Burke, Duluth; G. L. Carmean, Leon,
Ryan-W. S. Parry and wife, Peoria 111. •
v\. R. Duxberg, Caledonia; C. W Bab
cock, Kasota; J. H. Irwin. Omaha" G. N
Dill. Prescott, Wis.; Mrs. C. H. Howard,
Fargo; M. Sands. Helena; Joseph Smith,
Montana; R. S. Powell, Duluth
Windsor—F. G. Daignear, Austin- E G
Cox Detroit; J. H. Gies. Superior; Al
bert Mattie. Seattle; R. L. Smith, Wi
Minnesota—Fair Saturday, warmer In
east portion; Sunday showers and cooler
fresh southwest winds becoming north
Upper Michigan—Showers Saturday and
probably Sunday; slowly rising tempera
ture; fresh south winds
Wisconsin— Saturday and Sunday
except showers Sunday in north portion
warmer; fresh southwest winds
North Dakota—Fair Saturday; Sunday
showers and cooler.
South Dakota and Nebraska— Sat
urday, warmer in east portion; Sunday
—Fair; warmer Saturday; Sunday,
. Montana— Saturday and Sunday
cooler Sunday. '
St. Paul — Yesterday's temperatures
taken by the United States weather bu
reau, St. Paul. W. E. Oliver, observer for
the twenty-four hours ended at 7 o'clock
last night—Barometer corrected for tem
perature and elevation. Highest tempera
ture, 63; lowest temperature, 38; average
temperature, 50; daily range. 15; barom
eter, 30.06; humidity, 76; precipitation
.0; 7 p. m. temperature, 62; 7 p. m. wind,
south; weather, clear.
•BpmHighl • *SpmHigh
Alpena ....".. .50 . 54 Moorhead 68 78
Bismarck ....68 78 Los Angeles... 7o 76
Buffalo .......52 58|Marquette .. 52 54
Boston 62 68; Memphis . 64 70
Calgary ......60 66|Medicine Hat.. 6B 72
Chicago .;....66 58 Milwaukee 54 58
Cincinnati .... 60 64 [Minnedosa .... 62 74
Cleveland ... 54 56[New Orleans..7o 74
Denver .:.. ...72 - 76! New York ....60 62
Dcs Moines ...60 66:OkIahoma 70 76
Detroit ......52 56Omaha 64 68
Duluth . 58 64 [Philadelphia ..62 66
El Paso 84 88i3u'Appelle ....62 70
Edmonton ....54 62|3an Francisco.s4 56
Galveston ....72 74j3t. Louis .....60 64
Grand Rapids. so 563a1t Lake 70 74
Green 8ay....52 58 San Antonio ..74 80
Havre 70 76!Ste. Marie 48 54
Helena ... 66. 70' Washington ..54 66
Huron '........ .66.-■ 76IWinnipeg 62 78
Jacksonville ..74 78|
•Washington time (7 p. m. St. Paul).
River . Bulletin —
n Stations. - Line. Reading. 24 Hours.
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Congress Is Asked to So Modi
fy Land Laws as to Pre
OGDEN, Utah, Sept. 18.—The elev
enth national irrigation congress came
to an end late this afternoon. It re
elected Senator Clark, of Montana,
president, decided to hold the congress
of 1904 in El Paso, and adopted a plat
form which requested congress to
make needed of the ex
isting land laws. In order that specula
tion and monopoly of public domain
be prevented. Over the adoption or re
jection of the clauses of the majority
report requesting that congress repeal
the desert land act, the timber and
stone act and the commutation clause
of the homestead act, occurred a de
bate of four hours. Many delegates
left for their homes tonight. Several
hundred will go on an excursion to
morrow through Cache valley, viewing
the state agricultural school at Logan
and the great irrigation works of the
Bear river valley.
On the suggestion of Chief Engineer
Newell and the government engineers,
only three of the addresses on the pro
gramme were delivered, in order to
give more time for discussion on the
land laws question. All the other ad
dresses and papers of the government
experts will be printed in the official
proceedings of the congress.
The following addresses were deliv
ered: '"Forest and Water Supply," by
P. H. Newell, chief engineer. United
States government; "Forestry," by
Gifford Pinchot, chief forester, United
States government; "Forest Reserva
tions in Utah," by A. F. Potter, govern
ment forestry expert.
The committee on permanent organ
ization made its report, recommending
the selection of officers as follows:
President, W. A. Clark, Montana; first
vice president, L. W. Shurtliffe, Utah;
second vice president, W. C. Johnston,
Denver; third vice president, John
Hall, Texas; secretary, H. B. Maxson,
Reno, New, and an executive commit
tee including Thomas Shaw, Minneso
ta; F. B. Reed, Idaho; H. C. Wallace,
Iowa; Herbert Strain, Montana; D. E.
Willard, North Dakota; Wesley Stew
art, South Dakota; O. A. Fletcher,
Washington; Clarke "Capen, Wisconsin,
and Fennimore Chatterton, Wyoming.
The report of the committee on reso
lutions and platform was presented.
Majority and minority reports were
presented. The majority report urges
the immediate and absolute repeal of
the desert land act, the commutation
ciause of the homestead act, the timber
and stone act, and the lien land pro
vision of the forest reserve act, and the
purchase or condemnation of private
lands within forest reservations. It
urges the extension of the forest re
serve act and that the forest work be
concentrated in the hands of the bu
reau of forestry.
The minority report struck out all
reference in the majority report to the
desert land act, timber and stone act,
and the commutation clause of the
Mr. Shafroth opened the debate
against the repeal of the land law as
provided by the minority report, and
was followed by Attorney General Don
ovan, of Montana, In favor of the ma
jority report. Congressman Mondell, of
Wyoming, followed in the negative, and
William E. Smith, of Los Angeles, in
the affirmative. John P. Irish, against
the report, and George H. Maxwell, of
Chicago, in its favor, closed the formal
debate. Under the five-minute rule, W.
T. Johnson, of Colorado; G. L. Miller,
of Kansas; Congressman French) of
Idaho, and former Senator Carey, of
Wyoming, spoke against the majority
report. D. Clark Capen, of Wisconsin;
Col. Graves, of Minnesota; Congress
man Reeder, of Kansas, and Senator
Gibson, of Montana, spoke in its favor.
Congressman Needham, of California,
offered a substitute for both reports as
"Whereas, The timber and stone act,
desert land law and the commutation
close of the homestead act have in
many instances in their administration
been found to result in speculation and
in monopoly of the public domain to
the exclusion of actual home building,
therefore, be it
"Resolved, That we request the con
gress of the United States to make
such modifications in said laws as will
save the remaining public lands for
actual settlers who will found homes
and live upon said lands."
Amid much confusion the roll was
called and resulted in the adoption of
the Needham substitute by a vote of
212 to 148.
Mrs. Gilbert McClurg, of Colorado
Springs, offered a resolution favoring
Indian corn as the national floral em
blem of America. It was adopted. Ad
ALL THE STEEL TRUST
BOATS WILL BE RETIRED
Result of One of the Most Remarkable
Strikes of Recent Years.
CLEVELAND, Ohio, Sept. 18.—The big
fleet of the United States Steel corpora
tion, which has been tied up by the strike
of the Masters' and Pilots' association,
■will be sent into winter quarters as rap
idly as the boats arrive at the laying-up
ports. All crews with the exception of
just enough men to get the boats ready
for winter will be discharged. This is
the outcome of one of the most remark
able strikes in the history of the great
lakes, a strike in which all kinds of
charges of conspiracy and "graft" are
being made. A. B. Wolvin. general man
ager of the fleet, reached here last night
"Our attitude In this matter is entire
ly passive." he said. "We did not begin
the affair. It is the other side which
started it. There is nothing for us to
do except tie the vessels up as fast as
the mates leave, and this we shall con
tinue to do until the boats are all tied
In order to avoid being left at
far away ports, no strike is be
ing called on vessels on Lake Su
perior or at Escanaba. This gives the
mates an opportunity of getting a free
ride to points near home. It is expected*
that the greater part of the steel trust
fleet will get around to be tied up by the
first of next week. What gives color to
the charges of conspiracy is the coinci
dence that nothing was heard of a.ny dis
satisfaction on the part of the Masters'
and Pilots' association until the steel
corporation began using its boats to carry
coal and grain. With the very first char
ter in tliese trades the union made the
point that Capt. Rae. of the steamer
Clemson. did not .belong to the union and
carried non-unfon mates, one of whom
was his father. The Clemson had been in
service several weeks with the same cap
tain before this point was made. Then
the striko> was ordered on the steel trust
fleet and none of its boats were able to
carry more than a single cargo of coal
and grain before they were put out of
business by the strike.
The effect of ihe fight upon the freight
market will be favorable, although a
change in rates is not expected. Vessel
men were delighted today with the ex
traordinary move of the steel trust in
putting its boats out of service. Had these
boats- been kept in the ore trade it would
not have made so much difference, but
the course of tho management in sending
them out to carry coal and grain had a
marked influence in demoralizing both
of those Hades at a critical tune.
He Is Invited to Come to Chica
go and Make a Speech to
LONDON, Sept. IS.—Writing today
from his home at Highbury, Birming
ham, Mr. Chamberlain made his first
public statement since his resignation
His letter is in reply to O. A. Pearson,
chairman of the executive council of
the Tariff Reform league, who asked
if Mr. Chamberlain coincides with his
view that the examination of the tai
iff may be considered as sufficiently
advanced and that the league should
now use its resources to advocate the
employment of a tariff for the pur
pose of consolidating and defending
the resources of the empire and defend
ing the industries of the United King
dom. Mr. Chamberlain says:
"I agree with your views that we
have sufficient material in the way of
facts and figures. We have now to
state our conclusions and endeavor to
get the people to adopt them."
Mr. Chamberlain gives his under
standing of the position of the Tariff
Reform league under two heads a3
coinciding with his position. Their
objects, he says, are, "first, a closer
union to endeavor to make the empire
self-sufficing as regards its food sup
ply; second, the employment of a tar
iff as a weapon to secure greater rec
iprocity with foreign nations: or, fail
ing, such arrangement to prevent loss
to the hdme industrial markets under
the competition of protected countries
by retaliating upon them the treat
ment they mete out to us.
"On this understanding as to our
views," Mr. Chamberlain concludes, "I
wish the league success and the sup
port of everyone desiring the union of
the empire and the continued prosper
ity of British commerce."
CHICAGO, Sept. 15.—The first no
table public address by Joseph Cham
berlain following his resignation from
the British cabinet may be given an
international character, Mr. Chamber
lain coming to Chicago to deliver his
views as the guest of the people of
the United States. An invitation to
him to do so has been forwarded
through the department of state at
Washington from the Illinois Manu
Congress to Revise It Will Be Post-
PARIS, Sept. 18.—Reliable informa
tion has been received that the pro
posed congress of the powers for the
purpose of revising the Geneva con
vention of 1864, establishing the rights
and treatment of prisoners of war,
neutrals, wounded, etc., which was to
have taken place shortly, will be prob
ably indefinitely postponed. France,
Great Britain, Italy, Austria and Rus
sia named delegates, but Germany haa
not named one, and it is understood
she does not desire any change in the
present status of prisoners, etc., dur
ing a state of belligerency. Therefore,
in the absence of a general Internation
al acceptance of the proposal to revise
the rules of war. the meeting of the
congress has been practflfally given up.
Russia Looks to Wall Street.
BERLIN, Sept. 18.—M. Witte, (.resi
dent of the Russhm council of minis
ters, stopped here three days. He in
terviewed bankers on the uubjeci of In
vesting in commercial undertakings in
Southern Russia, one of .\i. Witte'a fix
ed ideas being to enlist foreign capital
in the working of Russian develop
ment schemes. He goes from here to
Paris and thence to London. The Mag
deburg Zeitung says M. Witte will meet
in London an American senator and
discuss with him the raising of money
for Russian commercial schemes in the
far East. "Russia," the paper adds,
looks to Wall street rather than to
King Pete Not Assassinated.
LONDON, Sept. is. - A direct dis
patch received from Belgrade says:
"The report of the assassination of
King Peter is entirely unfounded."
For Contempt of Court.
CRIPPLE CREEK, CoL, Sept. 18.—
Mayor Shpokey, Aid. Leinberger, Bernard,
Gardner, Sto.'ey, Bdathewa and Vander
wayden, city cii-rk EL If. Turner and
City Attorney W. <>. Temple were arrest
ed today on a charge of contempt of
court in violating an order of District
Judge W. P. Sees in an election contest
case. They were released on hotels and
will have a hearing Sept. 19.
WAIFS OF THE WIRES.
SAN JUAN, Porto Rico, Sept. 18.—
Commissioner of Education Lindsay has
demanded the resignation of Char] G.
Post, of New York, the supervising arch
itect of schools in Porto Rico, charging
him with incompetency, use of public em
ployes for private work, and other ir
PRINCETON, N. J., Sept. Former
President Grover Cleveland, Mrs. Cleve
land and their five children, arrived here
today from Gray Gables. Buzzards Bay.
where they spent the summer. Mr. Cleve
land will remain in Princeton throughout
the coming academic year.
WASHINGTON, D. C, Sept. 18.—
Railway Mail Service Mutual Benefit asso
ciation today elected John R. McCoy, of
Trenton, N. J.. president, and W. 8.
Corning, of Chicago, secretary-treasurer.
WORCESTER. Mass.. Sept. 18.—Massa
chussets Prohibitionists today nominated
Dr. Oliver W. Cobb for governor.
TOPEKA. ' Kan.. Sept. 18.— J. A. Ed
gerton, of Denver, who was the prime
mover in the recent Populist reorganiza
tion in Denver, held a conference with
Kansas Populists today. It was decided to
affiliate with the new Populist party.
LEAVEN WORTH. Kan.. Sept. 18.—
Louis M. Caulk and Dean Erhart, of ESas
ton, fought over a dispute, and Caulk
was dangerously wounded. He received a
stab in the neck which may prove fatal.
A warrant has been issued for Erhart.
The men are brothers-in-law.
ENID, O. T.. Sept. 18.—The Douglass
State bank, of Douglass, was robbed of
$5,000. The safe was blown open with
dynamite. The robbers' team was found
about a mile from Enid by Sheriff Ker
LEAVENWORTH. Kan.. Sept. 18.—
Lieut. Mitchell, Second Infantry, a stu
dent officer in the service and general
staff college, committed suicide at Fort
Leavenworth ' today. He was married
three weeks ago. He left no note ex
plaining his deed. He won his straps by
distinguished service in the Philippines.
BUFFALO, N. V.. Sept. 18.— Rev.
John P. Chldwick, chaplain of the Maine
when that battleship was blown up. in
Havana harbor, made the authoritative
announcement today that he had resigned
as a navy chaplain. The resignation is to
take effect Sept. 21. His plans for the
future rest with Archbishop Farley.
SAN FRANCISCO. Cal.. Sept. 18.—
Among the passengers on the Sherman
were Brig. Gen. E. B. T. Wood, Brig Gen.
D. J. Cragie. Maj. J. B. Aleshire and Rob
ert Tart, son of Gov. Tart. Thirty
Filipinos en route to the St. Louis expo
sition were also passengers.
LOUISVILLE, Ky., Sept. IS.—At - to
day's session of the supreme lodge.
Knights and Ladies of Honor, a resolution
providing for the erection of a new JGO.OOO
temple for national headquarters at In
diauavolis was passed.
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