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THE ARGUS, THUKSDAY, NOVEMBER 21, 1901,
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Thursday, Nov. 21.
lrosierity has its )enulties. The
luiiltry men tell us that Thanksgiv
ing turkey is roosting u little hipher
thaa usual this fall.
The archbishop of York -jiroim.-es
a day of humiliation and prayer. "Ie
causc of the slow success of Itritish
arms, ami in penitem-e for national
Twelve persons in the Maine woods
were shot by hunters who mistook
them for deer. Kite died of their
wounds. And Maine is a prohibition
If you were the Japanese emperor,
you vould have $:.Ooo.OOO er annum
on which to "keep up your dignity
and gratify your desire for entertainment.
Mayor-elect Low. of (ireater New
York, has chosen (Jeorjfe I- Hives, a
democrat, for- cororatioii counsel
and Col. John X. Partridge, a republi
can, for police commissioner.
Senator I'ett us is the Morrill of
Alabama beinjr eighty years tdd
with no intention of not Iteiii!? elect
ed next term and with no disjmsi
tion on the part of his constituents
to retire him.
Tin mother of ISov. Ileckham of
"Kentucky has a remarkable record.
She has the unprecedented distinc
tion of having leen the mother of a
governor, the daughter of a govern
or, the sister of a governor and a
cousin of a governor.
The Merchants Protective associa
tion of llazelton. l'a.. has decided
that hereafter none of the business
men who commse it shall advertise
in programs of any description, and
that their announcements shall 1m
confined to newspa ers. The asso
ciation also denounced the indis
criminate purchase of tickets for
raffles, balls and entertainments.
The inemlers of the Merchants Pro
tective association of llazclton evi
dently have level heads.
Gov. Van Sant's Game Fight.
The earnestness of the jteople of
Minnesota in their opMsition to the
contemplated consolidation of North
western roads under the Hill scheme
- is becoming constantly more pro
nounced. There is increasing demand
that the legislature Ih? convened in
special session to pass a law which
will prevent its consummation if it
is found that there is now nothing
on the statute books which will stand
in the way of that move. Gov. Van
Sant. of Minnesota, is quoted as fol
lows: "The great railway, flea I in New
York having for its object the unit
ing of two great competing and par
allel lines the Northern Pacific' and
the (ireat Northern is a matter of
great public interest. There is justly
a widespread opjmsition to it in our
state. 1 don't know if it can be pre
sented, but it is my intention to ask
Attorney (ieneral Douglas, ummi his
return, to bring suit in the name of
the state to prevent if possible the
consolidation of the (ireat Northern
and Northern Pacific companies. It
is clearly in oeii violation of the
plain intent and purpose of the law.
If under existing laws the consoli
dation cannot lte prevented. 1 feel
that I would he justified in calling
an extra session of the legislature to
take the necessary steps to success
fully resist it if it could be accom
plished by this means. Believing it
to be my plain duty, 1 shall leave no
stone unturned to prevent this con
templated consolidation. Owing to
the great interest of our state and
people at stake, it should and will tie
a right to a finish. If the will of the
people of Minnesota can le trampled
upon in this manner, the sooner this
fact is ascertained and understood
Legal opinion in St. Paul and Min
neapolis seems to be about equally
'divide! as to the possibility of the
law's reaching the big corporation.
That the purpose of the state law
againrt parallel lines of road combin
ing will be frustrated by the new
corporation is admitted on nearly all
sides. The provision of the statute
which bears upon the subject is as
"No railroad corporation shall con
solidate with, lease or purchase or
in any other way become owner of,
or control any other railroad corpor
ation, or any stocks, franchises,
rights or property thereof, which
owns or controls a parallel or com
peting line of railroad.
"No railroad corporation or the
lessees, purchasers or managers of
any railroad corporation shall con
solidate any stock,' property or fran
chises of such' ctrporation with or
in any other way control any other
corMiration owning or having tinder
its control a parallel or coiiijxM ing
Some of the opinions expressed
are as iohows:
Chairman Mills, of the Minnesota
state railroad commission To give
an opinion regarding the violation of
the law would lie imjmssible without
a careful examination of the articles
of incorporation of the new company.
It is however, a question for this
commission and the attorney general
of the state to inquire into as soon
as the facts shall be available.
Assistant Attorney CJeneral llona-
hower The question is not one to lie
discussed offhand. Without knowing
the exact status of the new corMr
tion. what it intends to do and how
it intends to do it. it would lte out
of the question, to consider whether
or not it is acting in violation of the
Iiailroad Commissioner Staples
The pubfic, I believe, is of the opinion
that the community of interests
scheme is a violation of the law. J
have shared the same belief that the
spirit of the law at least is violated,
although conceding that the promot
ers of the corporation have had ex
cellent legal advice on the question
CorMration Lawyer It is a funda
mental principle of law that what
you cannot do directly according to
law you cannot do by indirection.
The end sought is the all important
matter in the eyes of the court. If
the law plainly means that a union
of ownership is prohibited, ihe courts
will interpret accordingly, if they
act rightly. The supreme court of
the I'nited States has held that the
Minnesota ast is constitutional, there
by reversing the circuit liench and
coinciding withthe supreme court of
the state. This decision was obtained
in the case in which .lames .1. Hill
sought to unite the Great Northern
and the Northern Pacific lines. This
New .Jersey corporation has no right
to do business in Minnesota. The
holding of stock in another corpora
tion is not illegal, but when through
the acquisition of a majority of the,
stock the New Jersey corporation
Iwcomes the proprietor rf the ("rent
Northern and Northern Pacific it is
as such amenable to the laws of this
Senator Kred 1. Snyder The more
I studv the matter the less I am able
to make up my mind about the (pie:
tions involved. I do not see why the
state has not the right to question
the proposed consolidation, and it
seems to nie that the magnates' have
come within the purview- of our state
law. Of course they can claim that
the (ieal is purely one in stocks and
not made for the purwse of actual
physical control, of railroad projier
ties. Any stockholder in either of the
roads affected or the attorney gen
eral of the state can bring action
The proceeding could be by quo war
ranto to annul the charters on the
ground of misuser.
ltival or the Street Cars.
"Wizard" Kdison' has done many
wonderful things during his useful
life rind he has succeeded in almost
everything he has tried to accom
plish. His promise now that the new
storage battery he has about com
pleted will revolutionize means of
transportation for short distances is
worthy of belief, although the claims
made for it are pretty strong. This
battery, it is xaid. will operate nutos
for a distance of from sixty to seven
ty mi.es at a-speed of 20 miles an
hour, and at a very small cost.
So confident is Kdison of the utility
and value of his patent that he pre
dicts that within a few years motor
vehicles will have displaced almost
every other kind of vehicle, and that
instead of being, as now. articles of
luxury which only the rich can afford
thev will le as common as bicvcles.
He believes that they will so ser
iously affect the business of street
car companies that, the Kiicine Times
says, they will le forced in many
cities to suspend business
from Coopersviiie, Mich., comes
word of a wonderful discovery of a
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Trial bottles free.
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"1 have taken Kodol Dyspepsia
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If food remains undigested in your
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Itchiness of; the skin, horrible
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never failing cure. Doan a Ointment.
At any drag store, 50 cents.
Mrs. Jack's Bear Story
Tack has always said that my phys
ical courage first attracted hint. The
way of it was this: We arrived at I'ort
Whoop lp at dusk Aunt Pyncheon.
Cousiu Tom ami I willi tents, blan
ket ami st small urseual of rifles and
"My aunt from the back seat of the
buckboard surveyed the surroundiugs
and said decisively, "Please to have
some one take me to my hotel.'
"Yes, dear: we will hail a passlug
cab and go at once. I replied.
"Just then a tall, lean muu roso. ap
parently from the adobe and sage of
the trail. lie wore a frieze of gray felt
which had ouce bevi a hat, held to
gether by a rattlesnake band, and a da
do of cartridge licit, hunting knife and
" Tni Ihe ruuuer for the Commercial
House. he announced, gathering his
wreck of a sombrero skillfully in one
"You must have run n long way,' I
said, sweeping the vacant horizon with
my eye. But the military barracks oc
cupied the small valley not a quarter
of a mile distant, and as we neared It
the strains of a military band floated
out upon I he air.
"The next day we had established
what we hoped woold prove to be our
permanent -amp(nn the eastern slope
of Mount Head. From there you can
count seventeeu mountain ranges, aud
you might have visited them till with
out meeting aur one else on a like pilgrimage.
"So it was a surprise to us. when we
returned to camp one night, to be wink
ed at by a strange campfire half way
down the mountain. This did not please
inc. I had gone there for sport and soli
tjtde. The one argues the existence of
the other. The lire had winked from
the sauie snot for a week, wheu we
moved on to regions more remote aud
savage, where Ix-ar tracks honeycomb
ed the ground aud elk appeared ami
vanished through the aisles of pine.
tossiiur their great antlers like the
branches of an oak forest.
"I had Ix'en out all day. and. oddly
enough, seen nothing but tt porctipiue.
which waddled across my trail, fear
and defiance ludicrously compounded
iu his bristling quills and hurried gait
The sunsets in the ueiglilKubood of
Fort Whoop lp are magnificent. Every
night the fires burn over Crowfoot ami
Tail Creek. Moose Jaw aud Mathead
The eaks of Brown. Hooker and Hack
go from pink and crimson into gray,
but gray without a hint of coldness
ashes of roses, you might call it ami
then hi an instant only the light from
the stars marks the spot where late the
"I declare, that sounds like poetry,"
Mrs. Jack interrupts herself to exclaim,
"except thai it needs something to go
"Turn li tuin-ti tura ti-tum.
Whfre late tiie plcndor shone.
"It won't do In such shape. It re
minds one of a militia company with
out a drum major."
"Never mind," the circle around Mrs.
Jack Interposes impatiently. "We are
anxious to hear the story."
'I never could write poetry," Mrs.
Jack concludes after move mental fum
bling for something to complete the
couplet. 'Well, I stood overlooking the
valley. Darkness was creeping up
Mount Head as the tide comes up the
sands, only noiselessly. Nature has too
much to do out there iu Ihe great north
west to make a fuss over anything.
"Suddenly I heard a crackliug iu the
bushes below me. A mountain sheep?
Perhaps a grizzly! How my heart
thnmped! I was on uiy knees In an iu
staut, with my rifle at full cock. My
eyes met a clirlous spectacle. Two bear
cubs were iu the act of climbing a
small pine tree which looked suspi
ciously top heavy. Something dark lay
along the tree's topmost brauch a
shape which resolved itself into the fig
ure of a man dressed In a gray Norfolk
jacket, knlckerlmckers, golf stockings
and canvas shoes. The she lear sat at
the foot of the tree with the air of one
to whom time is no objec t. One of the
cubs would climb a little way. aud as
the tree shook ominously I was Irre
sistibly reminded of the story of the
old hunter In a like predicament, who,
as the bear neared the slender branch
upon which he huug. cried: You Idiot,
don't come out here! You'll break the
branch and kill us both!
"I am very wary of attacking a bear
with cubs. Jack says my courage ou
this occasion amounted to fool hard I
ness. for without an Instant's hesita
tion I aimed at the foremost cub. Then
I saw a rifle at the foot of the tree.
Having distracted the mother aud her
little ones, the owner of the rifle slip
ped down the tree and helped me to
fight. I don't know how It would have
all ended if two of uiy guides had not
"They credited me with bringing the
old bear down. If I did," Mrs. Jack
comments naively, "it was a pretty
shot. Of course Jack I mean the man
In the tree insisted that I had finished
the whole family, and equally of course
he had a great deal to say about my
having saved his life. Later he assured
me that it was a vain deliverance un
lessunless" Mrs. Jack" pause, and a dash of crim
son overcomes the russet of her checks.
"Oh. Jack, you have come!" she cries
as a man approaches the small group,
followed by half a dozen more in rid
. ,It was a stiff brush, Di. .You ought
J to Jiave leen along.?.... ... :.
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