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mBgmmmm* GREATLEGALBATTLE EMINENT CORPORATION ATTOR- NEYS ARGUE MOTION OF HARRIMAN, ET ,AL. CONTROL OF ROAD INVOLVED OWNERSHIP OF NORTHERN PA- CIFIC RAILWAY IS OBJECT OF PETITIONERS. St Paul, April 13 "What is perhaps one of the greatest legal battles be tween noted corporation lawyers is being waged in the United States dis trict court here before Judges San born, Vandeventer, Hook and Thayer. This action is' based on a motion pre sented to the court by E. H. Harriman, et al, for leave to file An intervening petition for the purpose of showing why the Northern Securities company's officials should .not .carry out a plan of distribution of the assets of the recent ly declared illegal Northern Securities company, i a manner alleged to be inimical to the interests of Harriman and Pierce. The attorneys representing the plain tiffs were W. D. Guthrie, R. S. Lovett, Judge J. M. Baldwin and Maxwell Bvarts. The defendants were represented by Elihu Root, former secretary of war, John G- Johnson of Philadelphia, Francis Lynde Stetson, George B. Young, Frank B. Kellogg, C. A. Sever ance, C. W. Bunn and M. D. Grover. Knox Files an Objection. Besides this array of talent the United States government was repre sented by District Attorney C. C. Houpt, who presented an objection to the intervention under direction of At torney General Knox. This intervention surprised the pe titioners who were not aware of it until after Mr. Evarts had opened the case for the plaintiffs, when Judge Sanborn apprised them of the fact and had the objection read. The objection of Mr. Knox was based upon the grounds that the case was fully tried and a final decree lentered, which was affirmed by the supreme court, thus closing the case. Attorney Guthrie, ior the Harri mans, earnestly pleaded ar an imme diate hearing, saying the attorney general had no right to say they should not be heard. Mr. Evarts claimed that the .plan of distribution of Northern Securities stock would continue the control of the Great Northern and Northern Pa cific roads in the hands of the Hill Morgan interests, and would be a mer ger more complete than that recently declared illegal, and would be detri mental to the interests of the peti tioners. Mr. Evarts claimed the Har rimans Put Into the Securities Company a majority of the Northern Pacific stock and" were now about to be com pelled to take something they did net put ina portion of Great Northern stock. Elihu Root next spoke for over an hour. He referred to the Harrimans as having no right to interfere with the decree of the court. He argued that the court simply prohibited the merger and instructed distribution of stock, but did not make any specific instructions regarding its distribution. He asked the court to look at a map to see where the Harrimans now con trolled, and then said that by consent ing to the Harrimans' plea the court would put into the hands of the Union Pacific absolute control of parallel and competing lines that the court should not compel the vesting of control of one line into that of another compet ing line This would be prohibiting one con trol by compelling another, declared Mr. Root. Mr. Root went on to say that the Northern Securities company was or ganized to prevent the Union Pacific from gaining control of the Northern Pacific. Desires to Acquire a Monopoly. The Union Pacific had failed to date in gaining the eontrol and now asked an order to insure the -success, of its plan to restrain competition and ac quire monopoly of competing systems. Mr Root created a sensation in court by stating that the Harrimans entered into an illegal compact in the organi zation of the Northern Securities com pany and now ask the court to give them preference over other stockhold ers in withdrawing from the illegal compact. At the afternoon session Mr. Lovett spoke for the Harriman interests, claiming that the supreme court de cided the Securities company never acquired legal title to its stock, which was now constructively in the custody of the court, and contending for the right to file the Harriman petition. Former Congressman James Hamil ton Lewis, representing the Continen tal Trust company of New Jersey, fol lowed Mr. Lovett, with an objection to the petition, claiming the court had no jurisdiction. When court adjourned for the day one hour and fifteen minutes only re mained for further argument. NURSE MAKES FATAL ERROR. Applies Carbolic Acid to Body of a Duluth Infant, Duluth, April 13.Mistaking a bot-' tie of carbolic acid for one of sweet oil, a nurse named Mrs. Pease, em ployed by Mr. and Mrs. Frank Hyatt of this city, bandaged a three-year-old Infant's stomach with a cloth saturat- |d with the poison from the effects of which the little one died in awful agony. When the woman discovered her mistake she is said to have at tempted to swallow what remained of the drug in an effort to commit sui cide, this according to the statement of Mr. Hyatt. Frustrated in this, she became hysterical and is now under the care of a physician. The mother of the babe is prostrated by the shock. PfWP SELLER AND HOPKINS CLASH. Sharp Colloquy Occurs in the Senate Over a Letter. Washington, April 13-A sharp colloquy occurred in the senate be tween Senator Teller and Hopkins, growing out of the reading by Mr. Teller of a letter written by the late General H. P. Thomas of Chicago, at tacking the civil service administra tion of the treasury department. Mr. Hopkins took exception to the quoting of the letter and declared that the Colorado senator would be willing to accept "authority from the slums," whereupon Mr. Teller declined to yield further, declaring Mr- Hopkins' reference to the slums to be insulting. The incident occurred in connection with the discussion of the postoffice appropriation bill. That measure was under discussion during the first half of the session and was passed, all amend ments offered by the Democrats being voted down. The bill providing a form of govern ment for the Panama canal zone was taken up but debate on it had not be gun when the senate adjourned. A bill extending the United States pension laws to the participants in the Indian battles of New Ulm and Fort Bidgley, Minn., in 1862, was passed. HOBSON IS DEFEATED!. But He May Contest on Ground of Fraud. Birmingham, Ala., April 13Full returns from Alabama confirm the nomination of B. B. Comer as presi dent of the Alabama railway commis sion by an overwhelming majority. The issue was made on the question of the lower local freight rates similar to those Georgia. All of the present Alabama con gressmen have been renominated and Thomas H. Flynn will probably suc ceed the late Charles F. Thompson from the First district. Delegates to the state convention will be in favor of sending an unin structed delegation to the national Democratic convention. The closest congressional election was that between Congressman J. P. Bankhead and Richard Hobson in the Sixth district. Bankhead will be nominated by a majority of from 400 to 500 Hobson may contest on ground of fraud. NEELY JURY DISAGREES. Fails to Fix Amount of His Alleged Peculations in Cuba. New York, April 13.The jury 'Tuesday disagreed in the action brought by the United States against Charles F. W. Neely, former director of finance of the postoffices of Cuba, in which an attempt was made to offi cially fix the amount of Neely's al leged peculations between January and May. 1900 Judge Lacombe, sitting in the United States circuit court, where the suit was tried, made several efforts to get the jury to agree, but failed, and discharged them after being assured by the foreman and several of the jurymen that an agreement was im possible Special Attorney General Jones said the government would re try the case at once. TELEGRAPHIC BREVITIES. Dr. Henry Hutcihinson of St. Paul has been elected president of the Min nesota board of health The German reichstag resumed its sittings Tuesday, after the Easter .holidays, with business badly behind Foreign nations will be invited by this government to participate in the X.ewis and Clark exposition, to be iheld next year in Portland, Ore. The German imperial yacht Hohen zollern with Emperor William on "board, has left Malta for Syracuse, where the emperor will remain for three days. A new Chilean cabinet, representing the elements of the Constitutional party, has been formed, headed by Senor Rafael Sotomayor as minister of the interior, and has been well re ceived. Application for pardon for Fred W. Ames, ex-superintendent of police of Minneapolis, who is now in prison for complicity the alleged municipal graft, was made to the Minnesota board of pardons Tuesday. MARKET QUOTATIONS. Minneapolis Wheat. Minneapolis, April 12. Wheat May, 92%c: July, 92%c Sept., 81%c On trackNo 1 hard, 94%c No. 1 Northern. 93%c No. 2 Northern, 91%e. ___ St. Paul Union Stock Yards. St. Paul, April 12.CattleGood to choice steers, $email@example.com: common to fair, $firstname.lastname@example.org good to choice cows and heifers, $email@example.com veals, $2.50@ 4.25. HogsS4.firstname.lastname@example.org. SheepGood to choice yearling wethers, $4.50@ 5.00 good to choice lambs, $5.005.50. Duluth Wheat and Flax. Duluth, April 12.WheatIn store No. 1 hard, 93c No. 1 Northern, 91%c: No. 2 Northern, 89e. To arrive No. 1 hard, 93c No. 1 Northern, 91% c: No. 2 Northern, 89c May, 91%c July, 91%c Sept., 81%c Flax In store and to arrive, $1.15% May, $1.16 July, $1.17% Oct., $1.19. Chicago Union Stock Yards. Chicago, April 12.CattleGood to prime steers, $email@example.com poor to me dium, $firstname.lastname@example.org stockers and feed ers, $email@example.com cows, $2 firstname.lastname@example.org heifers, $email@example.com calves, $2.50 5.25. HogsMixed and butchers, $5.00 @5.35 good to choice heavy, $5.20 5.35 rough heavy, $firstname.lastname@example.org light, $email@example.com. SheepGood to choice wethers, $4.75@ 5.35 Western sheep, $firstname.lastname@example.org native lambs, $email@example.com Western, $firstname.lastname@example.org. Chicago Grain and Provisions. Chicago, April 12.WheatMay, 3%c July, 85%@85%c old, 86%@ 87c Sept., 80%c old, 81%c. Corn April, 51%c May, 52c July, 49%c Sept., 48%@49c Dec, 44%c. Oats May, 37@37%c July, 36%@37c Sept.. 31 %c. PorkMay, $12.20 July, $12.35. FlaxCash, Northwestern, $1.16 Southwestern, $1.08 May, $1.09. ButterCreameries, 14@24%c dair les, 12%@21c. Eggs16%@16%c. Poultry Turkeys, lie chickens, I2%c. IITHB PBINCE' ALL ARE EXONERATED HOUSE COMMITTEE MAKES ITS REPORT ON CHARGES CON- CERNING MEMBERS. ACTED ACCORDING TO CUSTOM CONGRESSMEN ONLY FOLLOWED IN THE FOOTSTEPS OF MEN PRECEDING THEM. Washington, April 13.The report of the special committee of the house appointed to investigate the report from the postoffice department, printed under the caption "Charges concern ing members of congress," was made to the house during the day by Chair man McCall. The report is signed by all seven members of the committee. The minority members, however, ap pend supplemental views. The important phase of the report is a finding regarding the connection of members with the business of the postoffice department. This finding is as follows: "After a careful consideration of all cases specified in the report so far as they relate to present members of the house of representatives, which the committee assume to be the limit of their jurisdiction, they have unani mously reached the conclusion that nothing has appeared in connection with said cases that would justify the finding that any member of the house of representatives has profited finan cially in the slightest degree, or that any member was guilty of improper conduct in connection therewith, or that any member has done in connec tion with any of said cases anything that did not appear to be within the .Line of His Official Duty according to long established custom "Having reached this conclusion the committee feel constrained to add that in their opinion it would be well to make as formal as may be and to restrain within the narrowest possible limits the action of members in con nection with postoffices and the details of other executive matters and that the severance of members from work of that character would augment the efficiency of the house of representa tives "In conclusion the committee would direct attention to the fact that this inquiry has come upon the house sud denly and without any notice to its members. Their correspondence has 'been brought to the light with that department of the government with which their relations are most inti mate. In no instance is it likely that they expected the letters which they wrote would be published. "These letters were written under a great variety of circumstances, in liaste and some doubtless by the pri vate secretary of a member some of them formal and some of a personal mature. "It is to the credit of the member ship of the house that correspondence of this character thus collected to gether should contain so little of an unfavorable character." Nothing to Evoke Criticism. There is nothing in the clerk hire transactions of members, according to the report, on which a single member may be justly criticised. The report says the committee was unable to find a single member who knew what the secret rule of the de partment on which these allowances are made was, and adds: "Secret rules for the disbursement of public moneys are not to be tolerated." The comment is made that although the lease section of the report from the postoffice department seems to have been fairly prepared there are some exceptions to this and says the case of Representative Conner of Iowa is one of these. The views of the minority, signed by Messrs. MeDermott (N. J.), Bartlett (Ga.) and Richardson (Ala.), are de voted entirely to a discussion of Mr. Bristow, his connection with the clerk hire case at Erie and Kingman, Kan., and his duties to institute an investi gation with the force of inspectors un der him wherever he suspects irregu larities. Mr. Bristow is criticised for making rash statements and for fail ing to report on the Erie and King man, Kan., cases. TUG FRANK CANFIELD LOST. Three of the Crew Drowned and the Vessel a Complete Wreck. Manistee, Mich., April 13.The tug Frank Canfield, owned by the Can field tug line of this city, ran aground on the outer bar at Point Sable and sank. Captain Henry Smith, Engineer Charles Kopfer and Helper William Justmann were lost. Charles Smith and Gus Szuzzitsky, mate and fireman, were saved by the use of the liferaft. The Canfield was valued at $5,000. It is a total wreck, with no insurance. Will Visit the United States. Rome, April 13.Gardinal Statolli, with the permission of the pope, is go ing to the United States privately and without a mission, arriving probably in June. The cardinal will visit the Catholic university at Washington and will attend the St. Louis exposition. Cardinal Satolli's visit is considered most important. Schoolboy Killed. Kansas City, April 13.Roy Martin, aged seventeen years, a high school boy of Kansas City, Kan., was sltot and killed last night by a negro boy named Gregory during a quarrel. Gregory is in jail guarded by armed negroes. Excitement is becoming in tense. Last Year's Scale to Continue. Cleveland, O., April 13.The con ference between the Great Lakes Tow ing company and the Licensed Tug men's Protective association ended last night. Last year's wages and hours will be the rule for the coming season of lake navigation. ian borders at per pair He Sold the Whisky. Milse Rushe, who sellfe a good brand of whisky in this section, tells a good one on fiimself. When Mike was cel lar man at a San Francisco wholesale house, the firm had a drummer who greatly displeased a good customer. It was Pat Brannan of Tulare. Now Pat was a countryman of Mike Rushe, so the firm sent the latter out to square things and once more get Brannan's account. Mike went down to Tulare and had several heart-to-heart talks with his friend, but Brannan was ob durate. His reply was: "It's no use, Mike I like you per sonally, but the devil of an order will I ever again give your house." Still Mike lingered around, hoping Brannan would reconsider. Tt was Saturday and pay night. Brannan had arranged with an itinerant fiddler to play for the section hands, who were great patrons of the wet goods emporium when they were in funds. The fiddler, however, had met with an accident, and could not come. Bran nan was in despair, and cried that he would lose a big night's trade, for though he was a general favorite with the railroad men, still they wanted to be entertained, and Pat's competitor across the track had brought over a fiddler from Visalia. Now here was where Michael Rushe had a chance to shine. 'Bring out your fiddle," said Mike. "What's the use?" says Pat, "if there's no fiddler. Sure, a fiddle with out a man to play it will do no good." "Maybe a man could be found, but he'd want pay," says Mike, craftily. "Maybe I could play it." "You!" says Pat. "Why, yes stranger things have happened, and I come from Donegal." With that, Mike put the bow to the fiddle and, to Pat Brannan, played the sweetest music ever heard, for they were the jigs and merry rollicking reels and the folk songs of dear old Ireland. "How do you like it?" says Mike. "Stay here and play for the boys," says Pat, "and name your own price," "Well, the price is," says Mike, "that you give me an order for five barrels of whisky.'' It was a bitter pill for Pat Brannan to swallow, but he finally yielded. Los Angeles Times. For Sale Cheap. Undersigned has two encyclopedias and will sell one Encyclopedia Britan nica in fine cloth binding, 25 volumes, as good as new, for $20 cash if taken at once. Rev. N. J. Bolin, Poreston, Minn. S Special Values in Nottingham Brussels net and Arabian Curtains. 3 r Fine Nottingham net Genuine Arabian net Genuine Arabian net 3 f~ with deep scroll or Grec- 3 ard 1 ful ul mZ price for a short time only price, pair ^s g= In children's clothing we have a complete line of that g: new sensation the Buster Brown and Peter Thompson 2~ suits at sensationally low prices. $1.25 $1.50 $3.50 $3.90 1 1 Men's, Boys' and Children's 1 CLOTHING This is a peculiar department for the reason that one fga 3 one man wants a tailor-made, another a ready-made and the |E result with us is this, that nothing but the highest stand- is: ard of tailoring is piled upon our tables. If you are hard E to fit, or have not seen exactly what you want, we espec- S~ ially invite you. We are showing a big assortment in E: men's suits at $13.OO that are quoted at $15.00 else- S~ where that's not a very deep cut, but remember they E are new and up-to-date, and $2.00 saved will buy two S~ very fine madras shirts that are worth $1.25 each. Boys' and Young Hen's Suits. gE A large assortment to pick from and a range of prices Sr that will meet with your approval. Jesmer's Dep't Store. aper Make Your Bread with long, a reg- 3 yards long with wide 3 $5 curtain. Special Grecian border. Special 3 NEWEST^*.* ^autuiuiuimimiaiiuiuiuiuitiiuuiiuiiuuiiuiiitiaaiiiuuuuuiimaiiiiuaiiiuuiiutititii^ BANK OF PRINCETON. J. J. SKAHEN, Cashier and Manager. Doe. a General Batlkltlg BUSIHeSS Collecting and Insurance. It makes more and^better loaves than any other flour you can buy. W. P. CHASE, Hanager. Farm and Village Loans. 100% Flour $2.65 For a 98 lb. Sack at any Grocery in town Princeton Roller Mill Co. Foley Bean Lumber Company Manufacturers and Wholesale Dealers In White Pine Lumber, Lath and Shingles. Also Sash, Doors, Mouldings and a Com. plete Stock of Building Material. PRINCETON.