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Initiative Steps Taken to See What,
If Anything, Can Be Done to End
the Present Deplorable Struggle.
Conclusion Reached That There Is
No Law Warranting Intervention.
Another Conference to Take Place.
Washington, Oct. 1.The president
during the day took initiative steps to
ascertain what, if anything, could be
done by federal authority to settle
the coal strike. The result was a
rather general expression of opinion
by the advisors of the president, who
were parties to the conference, to
the effect that the federal laws and
constitution did not afford means of
federal interference to end the strike,
but another conference will be held
and the president will do all he can
properly and legally to bring about a
At the temporary White House a
conference was held with three cab
inet officers, Attorney General Knox,
Secretary Moody and Postmaster
General Payne. Governor Crano ot
Massachusetts also was present.
These gentlemen met with President
Roosevelt first and after the subject
had been considered for some time
they adjourned to another room and
conferred together for an hour. They
all returned later in the day and held
another conference with the president
and the strike situation was discussed
President Roosevelt is deeply con
cerned over the situation. The ap
proach of winter, with a coal famine
imminent, and the distress and suffer
ing that must ensue unless coal be
comes available, presents a situation
which he thinks should receive the at
tention of the administration if there
is anything that can be done by the
government. Many appeals have been
made to him and many suggestions
have been received by him and it was
with a view to asceitaining what
power the federal authority could
evoke that caused the conference to
be held.
During the conference every phase
of the situation was discussed The
general opinion of the advisors of the
president was that the situation
Did Not Present a Case
in which there could be federal inter
ference by any warrant of law. There
has been no interference with federal
authority the mining region, either
by stoppage of the mails or resist
ance of the United States court pro
cess. It was pointed out that there
was no occasion for the use of federal
troopb, as Governor Stone of Pennsyl
vania had not called on the govern
ment tor assistance nor had he even
exhausted the resources ot the state
by calling out the full strength of tha
state militia. The question of the
right to seek appointment of receivers
for the mines in order that they might
"be operated was discussed, but neither
in the Constitution nor in any knowa
law could any legal warrant be found
for such action, though the discussiOU
on such lines even went so far as the
consideration ot how the propertios
could be relinquished and control sur
rendered alter the object of supplying
coal had been accepted, assuming the
fedeial government could interveD3
through receivers. The tenor of the
whole discussion was to th8 eftect
that theie was a lack of the powet in
the federal administration to take any
action at the present stage of the
strike, although the seriousness of
the coal famine now and the much
greater evils soon to follow were con
sidered at length and with a wish to
discover some method of ending the
industrial deadlock.
Governor Crane's presence natur
ally brough into prominence the pro
ceedings begun in the Massachusetts
courts to secure the appointment of
recehers for the coal properties, but
the opinion was expressed that the
situation could not be met success
fully by this method
During the day advices were re
ceived that the striko might be set
tled by the operators and the miners
themselves and it was suggested that
Interference of Any Kind
by the federal government might pre
vent the consummation of the plans
for a strike settlement, if any such
were maturing. While recognizing
the futility of efforts to end the strike
that could accomplish nothing it was
stated that the president was anxious
that the end of the strike should be
brought about at the earliest possible
moment and that if the attorney gen
eral or any other member of the cab
inet could devise a method by which
the president could proceed that he
would not hesitate to adopt it, unless
meanwhile assurances of a settlement
were received. After the meeting
Governor Crane left Washington for
The conference will be resumed in
the morning, at which time Secretary
Root will be present.
It has been intimated that the presi
dent may send for the managers of
the coal properties, but this will not
be done until after the conference in
the morning and perhaps not then.
No official statement was made re
garding the conference during the day,
though an intimation was given that
some statement might follow the con
ference hj the morning. As hereto
fore stated, the main fact made appar
at was that the president will make
every effort he can properly and law
fully to stop the strike and* avert a
fuel famine.
Providing Firewood for the Poor.
Portland, Me., Oct. 1.Mayor
Boothbay has issued orders that dur
ing the scarcity of coal all trees shall
be cut down and removed to the alms
house, where the inmates will reduce
them to firewood to be distributed to
the poor.
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Slate Prepared for New York Der.te
cratic Convention.
Saratoga, N. Y., Oct. 1.For gov
ernor, Eird S. Coler, of Kings lieuten
ant governor, Charles N. Bulger ol
Oswego comptroller, C. M. Preston
ot Ulster secretary ot state, Frank
H. Mott of Chautauqua attorney gen
eral, John Cunneen ot Erie engineer
Richard, W. Herman of Oneida treas
urer, D. J. Van Auken of Ontario
judge court of appeals, John C. Gray
of New York.
This is the ticket promulgated from
the headquarters of Senator Hill. It
was the result ot a long conference
of many ot the state leaders, in which
Senator Hill and Hugh McLaughlin
took a leading part.
The announcement of this tentative
ticket was received quietly by the
throngs in the hotel corridors, and
later rumors were circulated that
when it got before the convention it
might not stand. The Kings county
delegates, led by Senator McCarren,
were prominent in talking ot pros
pective changes. Despite this the
Hill people went serenely on making
arrangements tor the nomination ot
the ticket. In all of this preliminary
work Tammany took no part, and,
fact, after the first conference, Kings
county absented itself.
Senator Hill during the evening did
not affirm or deny that the slate as
given out by those in his room was
absolutely that which the convention
would finally nominate.
One of the rumors which sprang up
after the slate was announced was
that Kings county was preparing a
bolt and that several of the delegates
would refuse to abide by the Coler
decision or vote in the unit system.
Senator McCarren in answering this,
said: "It is useless to try and dis
guise the fact that several members
of our delegations are not heartily in
favor of Mr. Coler. We still believe
that Judge Parker would accept the
nomination if confronted with the
fact that the convention wanted him
by acclamation. Still I don't think
we will break the unit rule."
Important news of the night from
semi-official sources, but lacking au
thorization, was that the committee
on platform had decided to declare
for a 1,000 ton barge canal and that
the committee on credentials, to
avoid further trouble, would seat the
delegation headed by William S.
Michigan Democrats Nominate a'
Brother of Their First Choice.
Detroit, Mich., Oct. 1.After an
animated discussion lasting nearly
three hours the Democratic state cen
tral committee selected L. T. Durand
of Saginaw as the party's candidate
for governor. The new nomination
was made necessary by the withdraw
al of Judge George H. Durand of Flint,
a brother of the day's nominee.
Judge Durand was stricken with par
alysis five weeks ago and his condi
tion has remained such that all
thought of his going through a cam
paign or filling the office of governor
had to be abandoned.
The fight lay between the gold Dem
ocrats, who favored L. T. Durand, and
the silver leaders, who wanted to
nominate State Senator J. W. Helms
of Adrian, Charles R. Sligh of Grand
Rapids, or some other Democrat who
had come out as a silver man in 1896.
Helms' friends stood by his declara
tion that the state convention should
be reconvened to fill Judge Durand's
place on the ticket and as he had de
clared that he would not accept a
nomination at the hands of the com
mittee his name was not presented.
On the second formal ballot the com
mittee stood fourteen for Durand and
ten for Sli^h, the nomination of Dur
and being immediately thereafter
made unanimous.
New Political Party Meets in Conven
tion at Butte, Mont.
Butte, Mont, Oct. 1.F. Augustus
Heinze will institute injunction pro
ceedings, it is understood, whereby it
will be sought to enjoin the county
clerk from filing the nominations
made by the Clark Democracy in
county convention Monday. Heinze's
new political party, known as the
Anti-Trust Democracy, met in conven
tion during the day. After much dis
cussion a committee of five was ap
pointed as a conference committee to
meet the representatives of the Pop
ulist and Labor parties and agree up
on a candidate for the associate
judgeship of the state supreme court.
It is this office, it is alleged by the
Clark or regular Democracy, Heinze
is battling for.
Rhode Island Democratic Convention
Divided Over Governorship.
Providence, R. I., Oct. 1.The Dem
ocratic state convention here is likely
to be the closest and most exciting
known in Rhode Island politics. The
important battle will be over the nom
ination for governor, and the rival
candidates are Mayor John J. Fitz
gerald of Pawtucket and Dr. L. J. E.
Garvin, assemblyman from Cumber
land. Bach candidate claims a vic
tory. It is not expected that there
will be any endorsement of Bryan or
any reaffirmation of the Kansas City
Candidate for Governor Starts Wis
consin's Republican Campaign.
Milwaukee, Oct. 1.Governor Rob
ert M. Lafollette opened the cam
paign for the Republicans of Wiscon
sin at the West Side Turner hall in
this city before an audience that over
flowed the hall. Several hundred per
sons could not get even standing
rcfji. The meeting was presided
over by Major Charles H. Anson
Seated on the stage were several can
didates for other state offices and
aspirants for congress. Governor La
follette was enthusiastically received.
Chaffee Relinquishes Command.
Manila, Oct| 1.General Chaffee re
linquished the command of the divi
sion to Brigadier General Davis dur
ing the day. General Davis and his
personal staff assembled at headquar
ters, where the orders were read. The
ceremony was Trief
American Financier to Allow All the
British Ships in the Trust to Re-
tain Their IdentityHalf the Ton-
nage Hereafter to Be Built Also to
Be Constructed in British Yards
and Fly the Union Jack.
Sheffield, England, Oct 1.Four
hundred covers were laid at the cut
lers' feast, which was held here dur
ing the day. The principlal guests
of the occasion were Lord Kitchener
and Ambassador Choate, who sat re
spectively at the left and right of
Master Cutler Hobson Military offi
cers predominated among the guests,
and the distinguished persons present
included Gerald W. Balfour, presi
dent of the board of trade the Duke
of Norfolf, General French and Gen
eral Ian Hamilton.
Responding to the toast, "His Ma
jesty's Forces," Lord Kitchener avoid
ed political topics and confined him
self to eulogizing the conduct of the
army and the colonial forces in South
Mr. Balfour referred at considerable
length to the Atlantic shipping ques
tion, sketching the history of recent
events. He said his department had
opened communication with Baron
Inverclyde, chairman of the Cunard
Steamship company, and with J. P.
Morgan, representing the shipping
combine, and it was the barest justice
to both these gentlemen to say they
had shown the utmost readiness to
meet the wishes of the government.
Mr. Balfour then announced the de
tails of the agreement with the Cun
ard company.
With regard to the shipping combine.
Mr. Balfour said he believed Mr.
Morgan had no intention of injuring
British commerce or shipping, and
proof of this was found in Mr. Mor
gan's readiness to meet the govern
ment on all points upon which Great
Britain's interests might seem to be
most endangered. Mr. Balfour said
an agreement had been arrived at
with Mr. Morgan upder which British
vessels in the shipping combine would
remain British, not merely nominally,
but in reality. A majority of the di
rectors of the new combine weru to
be of British nationality, the vessels
were to fly the British flag, their offi
cers were to be British and a reason
able proportion of their crews would
be drawn from the same nation, while
the combine had undertaken that at
least half the tonnage hereafter to
be built for it should be British
built and
Fly the British Flag.
Further, in the event of the combine
pursuing a policy hostile to the Brit
ish mercantile marine, Mr. Balfour
said the government was empowered
to terminate the agreement, which
was for twenty years time, and re
newable by five years notice from
each party to it. It was not desir
able in the interests of Great Britain
that the Americans should remain
without a considerable share in "the
Atlantic trade, but it was desirable
that the inevitable development of
this trade should occur with the
least possible friction between the
two peoples.
When Ambassador Choate arose to
respond to the toast, "Kindred Be
yond the Seas," he got an enthusiastic
reception. In a humorous address
the American ambassador said Mr.
Balfour had made the speech he had
himself intended to make. Mr. Bal
four, he said, had dispelled the idea
that there was any such thing, in a
hostile sense, as American invasion.
The contracts which were the subject
of daily dealings between the peoples
of Great Britain and the United
States were binding them more close
ly together. He would be a bold
American, continued Mr. Choate, who
at this moment would think of ap
proaching Sheffield with any hostile
views. The ambassador agreed with
Mr. Balfour that the dangers of com
petition were of but little account,
and said that, after all, community of
interests was the tie which had
bound the two people together for the
past century and that he hoped this
tie would continue to bind them for
the next thousand years. Mr. Choate
said the echoes of the Sheffield gather
ing would cross the Atlantic, that he
believed they had crossed it already,
and that they would carry the pleas
ant conviction that, after all which
had been surmised and falsely sur
mised, to exist, that which had been
said, at times, to be a threat of rup
ture between the two countries, was
in reality likely to make them better
friends than ever.
Mr. Choate's remarks were greeted
with loud cheers.
Irish Nationalist Gets Six Months.
London, Oct. 1.John Roche, Na
tionalist member of the house of com
mons for the East division of Galway.
was during the day sentenced at
Mount Bellew, Galway, to six months
at hard labor under the crimes act
for inciting the boycott of land
President Roosevelt's Injured Leg
Progressing Satisfactorily.
Washington, Oct. 1.The president
had a very comfortable day and is re
ported to be doing nicely. The day
has been a busier one than for some
time with him, the conferences mak
ing it necessary for him to see more
people than has been his custom
since he came to Washington from In
dianapolis. He maintains his cheer
ful and buoyant disposition, the
wound continues to heal and Dr. Lung
announced as he left the house that
the case was progressing satisfac
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Rival Inventors Give a Successful Ex
hibition on Long Island.
New York, Oct. 1.Two airships
made ascents during the day on Long
Island, which surpassed the achieve
ments of any other of their kind on
this continent. The airships were the
creations of rival inventors, Leo
Stevens and Edward O. Boice, and
their performances were very much in
the nature of a competitive race, both
being in the air at the same time and
both faring about equally well. The
wind was light. It is claimed that
the Boice airship ascended to a height
of about 1,000 feet and sailed a course
about two miles in extent, the navi
gator finally alighting by means of a
ladder resting against a telegraph
pole near the point of s+arting.
Said Cowboys on Bronchos Will Run a
Race About Oct. 26.
La Crosse, Wis., Oct. 1.James
Bradley of the Black Hills, Dakota,
who is visiting here, announces that
notwithstanding President Roosevelt's
prohibition of the cowboy race from
the Black Hills to Chicago, the event
will be pulled off on the 26th of this
month. The amount already wagered
is over $50,000. Horse owners and
those who are betting on the race will
follow the bronchos in a special train
to leave at the same time the race is
started and run on slow schedule so
as to arrive in Chicago at the same
time as the racers.
Kills Sweetheart and Himself.
Port Jervis, N. Y., Oct. 1.Theo
Tuthill shot and killed Jeannette
Sloder and then shot himself fatally.
The girl had refused to marry Tut
Anti-Christian and anti-foreign pla
cards are being displayed in Canton.
A record price foi anthracite coal
was set in Providence, R. I., when a
prominent manufacturer purchased
four tons for $100.
The Porto Rico Sun, a Spaiish
English Republican daily paper, has
appeared at San Juan. It supports
the insular government.
It is said in Glasgow that the
Scotch coal masters have secured
large contracts for anthracite coal to
go to the United States.
In nine minutes 1.09 inches of rain
was recorded at the Indianapolis
weather bureau and all previous rec
ords of the local office were broken.
The British war office has decided
that in the future all army contracts
for meat shall contain a clause that
the frozen mutton supplied must cme
exclusively from British colonieo.
It is reported from San Sebastian
that King Alfonso bas refused to
sign certain decrees presented to him
by the Spanish minister of war, Gen
eral Weyler, and the matter is re
ceiving much comment.
National League.
At Philadelphia, 4 Boston, 3. Sec
ond game, Philadelphia, 0 Boston, 2.
At Brooklyn, 1 New York, 2.
Minneapolis Wheat.
Minneapolis, Sept. 30.Wheat
Sept., 64%c Dec, [email protected]%c. On
TrackNo. 1 hard, 67%c No. 1 North
ern, 66%c No. 2 Northern, 65%c.
Sioux City Live Stock.
Sioux City, la., Sept. 30.Cattle-
Beeves, [email protected] cows, bulls and
mixed, [email protected] stockers and feed
ers, [email protected] yearlings and calves,
[email protected] [email protected] 7.25.
St. Paul Union Stock Yards.
St. Paul, Sept. 30.CattleChoice
butcher steers, [email protected] choice
butcher cows and heifers, [email protected]
good to choice veals, [email protected]
[email protected] SheepGood to
choice, [email protected] 3.50 lambs, [email protected]
Duluth Grain.
Duluth, Sept. 30.WheatCash No.
1 hard, 69c No. 1 Northern, 67%c
No. 2 Northern, 65%c No. 3 spring,
63^ To ArriveNo. 1 hard, 69c
No. 1 Northern, 67%c Dec, 65%c
May, 68%c Sept., 69c. FlaxCash,
Chicago Union Stock Yards.
Chicago, Sept. 30.CattleGood to
prime steers, [email protected] poor to me
dium, [email protected] stockers and feed
ers, [email protected] cows and heifers,
[email protected] Texas steers, [email protected]
HogsMixed and butchers, $7.20
7.65 good to choice heavy, $7.40 7.65
rough heavy, [email protected] light. $7.20
@7.55 bulk of sales, $7.25 7.45.
SheepGood to choice, $3.254.00
lambs, $3.505.50.
Chicago Grain and Provisions.
Chicago, Sept. 30.WheatSept.,
95c Oct., 67%c Dec, 68%68%c
May, 70. CornSept., 57c Oct.,
55%c Dec, 45%@45%c May, 41^4
41%c. OatsSept., 33%c Oct., 30c
Dec, 30%@30%c May, 31%@31%c.
PorkSept., $16.15 Oct., $16.15 Jan.,
$15.10 May, $14.15. FlaxCash North
western, $1.35% Southwestern,
$1.25% Sept., $1.25% Oct., $1.25
Nov., $1.25. ButterCreameries, 16
22^4c dairies, [email protected] Eggs20
20%c. PoultryTurkeys, 13%c chick
ens, [email protected]
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Paid Up Capital
J. J. SKAHEN, Cashier and Manager.
Does a General Banking Business.
Collecting and Farm and
Insurance. Village Loans.
i Railroad Lands
2 Fine Hardwood Lands, Meadows and Open Lands, at
Twenty.FourBottlesofSatisfaction Otherwise Known as a Case of
Supplied by Agents Everywhere,
St Paul, Minn.
A General Banking Business
Loans Made on Approved Se
Prices and on Easy Terms, for sale by
ff The Great Northern and
St. Paul & Duluth Railroad Companies. S
LJK Fo Mane. Prisv anH an-., **4-u~- :_ W.
Princeton Mercantile Co.
,xl _,,
White Pine Lumber,
Lath and Shingles.
Agents for
Manufacturers and
Wholesale Dealers in
CAPACITY 20,000,000.
Postoffice Address, BrlCktOtt, M'ltW.
Foley Bean Lumber
Also Sash, Doors, Mouldings and a Com*
plete Stock ot Building Material.
Proposal for a Ventilating and Steam
Heating System.
Sealed proposals indorsed "Proposalfor Ven
tilating and Heating System" and addressed to
C. H. Bines, director, school district No. 1,
Princeton, Minn., will be received at the office
of said C. H. Sines until 10 o'clock a. m.. Fri
day, Sept. 26,1908, for furnishing the necessary
material and labor required to construct'and
complete a ventilating and steam heating plant
in the Whittier school building, In accordance
with plans and specifications to be furnished by
the parties bidding on same said plans and
specifications, together with a certified check
for ten percent of the amount of bid, to accom
pany the sealed bid, payable to Guy R. Caley.
treasurer. The Board of Education of school
district No. 1, hereby reserves the right to reject
any and all bids. ROSE D. PATTKBSON,
Clerk, School District No. 1.
Princeton, Minn.
Water Cure For Chronic Constipation.
Take two cups of hot water half an
hour before each meal and just before
going to bed, also a drink of water, hot
or cold, about two hours after each
meal. Take lots of out-door exercise
walk, ride, drive. Make a regular
habit of this and in many cases chronic
constipation may be cured without the
use of medicine. When a purgative is
required take something mild and gen
tle like Chamberlain's Stomach and
Liver Tablets. For sale by Princefon
Drug Co.
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Interest Paid on Time De
Foreign and Domestic Ex
T. H. CALEY, Vice Pres.
J. F. PETTERSON, Cash'r.

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