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JOHN GOODNOW
HONORED AT HOME
The Banquet at the West to the United States
Consul General at Shanghai a
Great Success.
The Toast List Brings Out Much Wit and
Eloquence — Mr. Goodnow's Effort
Wins Golden Opinions.
A typical Minneapolis man received a
typical Minneapolis tribute last night at
the West Hotel. It was a spontaneous,
sincere tribute that came straight from the
hearts of nearly 200 representative citizens
of Minneapolis and Minnesota. It was a
tribute to the qualities of head and heart
which enabled John Qoodnow, United
States Consul General at Shanghai, China,
and plain citizen of Minneapolis, to prove
himself the right man in the right place
when the sudden turn in events in the
orient made him the chief resource and re
liance of the American government. It
was c. tribute voiced by the governor of
the state, by the president of the univer
sity, by the mayor of the city, by a Judge
of the district bench, by the speaker of the
lower house of the legislature, by an ex
mayor of the city, by a leading divine and
a leading lawyer. It was voiced, too, in
the applause and cheers and napkin-waving
of the banqueters who reinforced every
good point that was made enthusiastically.
As for Mr. Goodnow, it was plain to be
teen that he was deeply moved by the
praise of the speakers and the acclaims of
bis friends. And he justified all that was
said of him by the modesty with which he
•waved aside the compliments and the sim
ple eloquence with which he described and
analyzed the conditions in the orient and
the great and unselfish part America is
playing there.
The participants in the affair began to
gather at 8 o'clock and aa hour and a- half
was spent in an informal reception in the
parlors and corridors of the hotel. Mr.
Goodnow was the center of a constantly
changing group and was kept busy receiv
ing the congratulations and felicitations of
hla friends. And among the throng there
was not a prouder or happier man than the
consul-general's father, James Goodnow,
of Excelsior, who beamed with delight over
such a tribute to his sturdy son.
A Festal Scene.
At last the party moved in force on the
dining-room and found seats at the three
long tables running the full length of the
spacious room and at the speakers' table
which ran at right angles to them at the
farther end. At the other end in the bal
cony was stationed a mandolin orchestra
which discoursed patriotic and popular se
lections while the menu was being served.
This latter was excellently arranged, taste
fully prepared and beautifully served, prov
ing the mettle as a boniface of Manager
Bronson. It was as follows:
: Canape Windsor. :
: Blue Points. :
: Celery. Olives. :
: Sauterne. :
: Clear Chicken Consomme.
: Cheese Straws. :
: Fillets of Salmon. Sauce Qenevaise :
: Potato Croquettes, a la Rouennaise. :
: Tenderloin of Beef, Braised, :
Sauce Bordelaise. :
: Green Peas. :
: St. Jullen. :
: Punch a la Goodnow. :
: Broiled Quail on Toast :
: Potatoes a la Delmonico. :
: M. & C. White Seal. :
: Grape Fruit Salad.
J Meringue Glacee. :
: Fancy Cakes. :
: Fruit. Coffee. :
X Cigars. :
The banqueting hall was simply but ef
fectively decorated with flags. At one end
there was an oil portrait of President Mc-
Kinley and at the other end a draped por
trait of Senator Davis and an excellent
likeness of the guest of the evening done
In oils for the occasion by Herbert Connor.
The evening dress of the banqueters, the
boutonniere that adorned each, and the
smiling face that appeared above each ex
panse of shirt front through curling blue
wreathe of smoke gave the required festal
touch to the memorable picture.
With the arrival of the coffee and cigars
J. W. Nash, chairman of the banquet com
mittee, rapped for attention and intro
duced Judge David F. Simpson as the
toastmaster of the evening. This was a
happy choice, for the Judge proved him
self a felicitous interlocutor for the ora
tors of the evening. The quality of the
program was such, he declared, that he
was relieved of all responsibility save that
of welcoming home Mr. Goodnow, who had
occupied a position of great trust and had
rendered a great service therein to his
country. It was a pleasure to welcome
him home to such a perfect city as Minne
apolis, a city that had pretty much every
thing that was needed to make it perfect
and great—save a United States senator,
an oil Inspector and a few things like that.
Whereat Governor Van Sant, who sat at
the toastmaster's right hand, blushed rosi-
ly. Nevertheless, the judge went on, there
•was one thing Minneapolis had that no
legislature could take away and that was a
mayor. Whereupon he introduced Mayor
A. A, Ames. The doctor arose amid salvos
of applause and spoke earnestly as follows:
The Mayor's Welcome.
Minneapolis, with her 202,000 Inhabitants,
an enterprising city competent to cope with
any emergency, and this gathering which
fairly represents the people of that city, wel
comes back her prodigal son, Consul John
Goodnow. Many things have gone out of
Minneapolis of which the world is proud, and
among them Is John Goodnow, whom we like
for the enemies he has made. It was only a
few moons ago that I rode home on'the street
car with John Goodnow; he was plain John
Goodnow then, and during our conversation
he said that the United States must have a
president, and that president must be William
McKinley. John Goodnow took charge of the
campaign and carried the northwest for Mc-
Klnley. He succeeded in what he attempted,
and It showed that John Goodnow was a gen
eral and a typical sample of American en
ergy.
In China he has rendered such a service to
this country that the northwest and the
United States will demand that he toe sent to
China as minister plenipotentiary. He was
able to stand between this government and
that heathen nation at a time when such
action was needed, and no one has grasped
the situation more thoroughly than did John
G-oodnow. I am ready to sign a petition to
night to make John Goodtow minister pleni
potentiary to Chiaa. We welcome you, John
Goodnow, to Minneapolis and to Minnesota,
as our friend.
The Governor's Talk.
The toastmaster in introducing Governor
Van Sant said that as a chief executive he
was new to all of those present except,
possibly, the offlceseekers, and, at that, the
governor had no doubt already met most
of those he now faced. Amid the laughter
that greeted this sally the governor said
he could do little more than the mayor had
done in extending a welcome to Mr. Good
now, except to broaden it so as to cover
the whole state. He went on:
We welcome you to your native heath. You
have honored yourself and you have honored
your city, your state and your country, but
we missed you in the elections here at home.
I came near the brink myself (.laughter], but
If I had your wisdom and counsel the majori
ty would have been larger. We are proud of
you and your record. You have the esteem
and respect of President McKin-ley, and he
felt that he had an able representative in'
China when the recent trouble v.as going on,
and when the allied forces marched on Pe
king the first flag to be placed on the walls
of that city was placed there by an American
soldier, and it was the stars and stripes.
[Applause.]
On behalf of the state of Minnesota I bid
you welcome. We are all proud of Minnesota.
We know her history by heart. Her growth
has been marvelous, and the man is now
living who will see her the empire state of
the west, with a population of 5,000,000 of
happy and prosperous peop'.e.
At this point a toast was proposed to
Mr. Goodnow by Judge Simpson and it was
drunk standing. Then the banqueters
broke out into "America," which was sung
with a. will and the toastmaster intro
duced Albert H. Hall to toast "Our Guest"
in place of Timothy H. Byrnes, who wired
that he was detained in Washington by
professional duties. Mr. Hall read the
congratulatory telegram that had come
from the redoubtable Tim and then paid
his own tribute to the character and
achievements of the consul general, in
whom Minneapolis felt a civic and perhaps
a provincial pride. This was due in a
measure to the feeling that his success
was an indorsement of our soil and the
meo. it produces. His fellow-townsmen
had a sneaking notion that they, too,
products of the same soil, might win simi
lar laurels if they had the opportunity.
(Laughter.) Mr. Goodnow's success
showed the stuff Minneapolitans are
made of. Turning to where Mr. Goodnow
sat he said:
All this is an indorsement of our soil and
of our institutions. You have ri*en to the
occasion and at the time when the foreign
policy was in doubt, and at a time when it
was not known whether it would be peaceful
or aggressive, it was your good province to
carry out a consistent policy and to maintain
the peaceful intentions of the United States.
You did this in such a manner that you com
mand the confidence and respect of the Chi
nese nation. Your solution of the difficulties
in that country if carried out will cause
future generations to rise up and call you
blessed. Again we welcome you, our honored
guest.
The toastmaster then called upon Mr.
Goodnow to respond to the toast, "Our In
ternational Status," and as the latter rose
to his feet, so did every other man pres
ent. There was an outburst of cheers and
a frantic waving of napkins resembling
the Chautauqua salute which the ladies use
upon occasion to express their enthusi
asm.
Mr. Goodnow'g Speech.
Mr. Goodnow's face flushed with
pleasure at the demonstration. "I would
be less than a man," he began, "if I were
not overwhelmed by this generous wel
come. I heard through my friend Dr.
Zier that there would be a small dinner
party for me upon my arrival home, but
I was really unprepared for such a wel
come as this. But lam proud of it as a
Minneapolis man, as a graduate of Minne
apolis' public schools and of the Universi
ty of Minnesota. But while deeply sen
sible of the great honor you have done me,
I am unmindful of the fact that it is your
interest in the great questions now agi
tating the east, in which I, have had a
small part, which has made this gathering
possible."
Having expressed his thanks, the consul
general plunged at once into his subject,
speaking rapidly but clearly and entirely
without notes except as he had set a few
boundary stakes for his discourse. From
the outset he revealed a comprehensive
grasp of ithe great questions now agitat
ing world politics and of the dominant
part America seems destined to play and
is playing in their settlement. His ideas
were clearly and cogently set forth with
no attempt at rhetorical or oratorical
ornament but with an eloquence born of
their clarity and lucidity. He said in
part:
There is no doubt that the eastern question
is one of titanic proportions in the problems
growing out of our new relations to th 9
world. In my opinion, it is more important
than the Napoleonic wars. A crisis of equal
importance has not threatened the world since
the Mohammedan hordes were driven back
out of Europe. It Is not a conflict of individ
uals or of nations, but of races and of civili
zations, that is involved in a consideration of
this great question.
Now, it is the province of the historian to
record not only passing events, 'but to indicate
the underlying plan or scheme, the signifi
cance of these events. It is the duty of the
statesman to seize upon the significance of
these happenings, and from them follow the
plan which suggests itself as the true one.
that grand plan of a power above and beyond
the world.
The Awakening of China.
To get an Idea of the underlying reason for
the present situation. In the east, and thus get
at the true policy of the future, we must
study the events that led up to the present
conditions in the orient. Seventy-five years
ago foreigners were unknown in China, but
since the first invasion of the westerners
there has been, a constant battering of the
walls that for centuries hemmed China in.
Innumerable little wars made openings in
these walls.
Inside of China, the great Taiping rebellion
of fifty years ago made a union of the dis
united provinces possible, from the fact that
both the rebel and the imperial armies came
down through the different provinces. This
was the first of a series of wars leading up to
the Chinese-Japanese war of recent memory,
which definitely opened the empire to modern
ideas. Following in the wake of these wars
came the telegraph and the newspaper, and
then as a result the formation of public opin
ion representing the great middle class —an
opinion formed not by rulers or peasants, but
by merchants, professional men, in short, the
"great middle classes" which rule in every
country where civilisation is recognized. It
is not yet such a public opinion as we have In
this country, but jt is a tangible thing and it
is growing in strength. The newspapers in
China are widely read, and they are very free
in their discussion of public questions. The
telegraph has brought them into touch with
one another, so that the empire is becoming
more and more a nation as distinguished from
a group of provinces.
We, on the other hand, have only in the last
few years stepped out into the world. Our
territory was so vast that for years young
ambition only looked westward—took up free
land and made himself a home. But the free
land is gone, and the young man must look
elsewhere or outside. Already our industrial
activities and complex commercial relations
are beginning to push men over the edges.
Our productions have been so stimulated
that they are more than sufficient for our
home markets, and we must look out into the
world for new markets. Our general pros-
Derity has become so great that we are be
coming the financial power of the world.
Germany and Russia have had to borrow
money of our Xew York flnanciers, and we
are building railroads in London, hitherto
the money center of the world.
Our Advent In the East.
We have got to have outlets for our money
as well ac for our products. In looking out
ward, we found the avenues of trade in the
Atlantic and Indian oceans held and guarded
by other peoples. Thus was the great outlet
for our money, our products and our enter
prise in the Pacific ocean clearly outlined.
THE MINNEAPOLIS JOURNAL.
Manila came to us without premeditation on
our part. Why, the average American did
not know "where Manila was when the guns of
Admiral Dewey awoke the world. We were
engaged in a humanitarian war for the relief
of stricken Cuba, and as a result of that glo
rious conflict we were put in possession of
tho key to the Pacific and Chinese coasts, the
Philippines.
What did that do for us? It gave us great
prestige. The Chinese thought we were a
nation of shopkeepers and couldn't fight.
They predicted that when the first Spanish
gunboat sailed up into New York harbor
and threw a shell into the city we would
cry "Please don't shoot again" and sur
render. When they saw what happened the
change was marvelous. They took eft their
hats to us They believed our ships Were top
heavy and would turn turtle at the first
broadside.
After the victory in Manila bay we were
in better favor with the Chinese than any
other nation and I think we are to-day. [Ap
plause.]
Then came the Budden, quick outbreak
in China. At the bottom that greac
outbreak was based on hunger.
Its suppression was followed by
a movement among the nations of the
world like that which sent the Goths and
Vandals to south Europe—a worid hunger
for land—a movement which seemed directed
largely towards China.
Now, for many reasons, the Chinese are
very favorably impressed with us. They like
us better than other foreigners. An Amerl- j
can broke the backbone of the Taiping re
bellion. Our courts have always been Just
to Chinamen, treating them equally well with
other foreigners. Our missionary enterprises,
hospitals, schools and churches have won
for us the good will of the Chinese people.
All the institutions of western learning for
Chinese are American and missionary. All i
the hospitals of which I have cognizance, I
except two, are American and missionary.
One cannot overestimate their influence. I
know of one hospital that last year treated
33,000 cases of women and children free. That
hospital is only one of many doing a similar
work of noble charity.
Before I went to China I had my misgivings
as to adult Chinamen ever becoming true con
verts to Christianity. But when the time of
trial came last year, and tens of thousands of
Chinese in the north refused to recant their
Christian professions, but sacrificed their lives ■
martyr-like on the block, they gave a supreme
test of their belief in the savior of mankind,
A Destiny Above Commercialism.
The open door policy of our government has
convinced the Chinese that we do not want
their land, and Chinamen, high and low,
praise our policy in that particular. Dewey's
victory at Manila gave us great military
prestige. Our power had been underestimated
before, but possession of the Philippines gave
us a base for supplies and troops when the
crisis came in China. It enabled us to make
our influence dominant. Our forces were in
charge of a man whom the world has come to
recognize as the leader of American politics,
President William McKinley. To him the
Chinese people confidently look for the salva
tion of their empire.
Thus we see that the newest civilization in
the world has been put by the logic of events
Jn a position where it must work out the
destiny of the oldest civilization in the world.
The civilization which had Its birthplace in
the east has traveled around the world. In
my belief, the civilization which is to again
encircle the earth will come from the action
and the reaction of the oldest and the newest
civilizations operating together.
We have a mission in China beyond and
above the mission of trade. The question of
selling cotton and iron and kerosene is of
small importance compared with the perform
ance of our duty to civilization to the world
and to ourselves. Our destiny is before us.
We have been blessed with the best institu
tions in all the world—the best civilization.
Now is it not our duty beyond anything else
to treat these people so fairly, so justly, so
humanely, that out of this crisis may come
good and not danger to the world?
Eloquent Dr. Northrop.
After the cheers that greeted Mr. Good
now's eloquent peroration, the toastmas
ler called upon President Cyrus North
rop of the university to respond to the
toast, "Successful Diplomacny." The presi
dent expressed himself as fairly inspired
by the high plane of thought upon which
Mr. Goodnow had expressed himself. It
was not merely gratifying, but inspiring,
to flrfd the consul general of the United
States at Shanghai rising high above the
plane of mere commercialism to point out
the noble destiny reserved by God for the
youngest civilization in the world. He
honored Mr. Goodnow far more in conse
quence of the grand speech to which all
had just listened. He had not lived in
China in vain. He had come back with a
comprehensive grasp of the situation that
enabled him to illumine the path of prog
ress for his hearers. The president
pointed out that we are living in an era
of revolution, —revolution in science, revo
lution in geography, revolution in re
ligious thought, revolution in world poli
tics. It was inspiring to listen to the
words of one who came to us straight from
the land where the greatest problem that
has confronted civilization in centuries is
now in process of solution. Mr. Good
now's thought that, the youngest civiliza
tion in the world now stands face to face
with the oldest one, and is unselfishly
going about the work of its regeneration
was sublime. What greater tribute
there be to America than Mr. Goodnow's
declaration that her mission in China and
the orient was a higher one than merely
to sell cotton, wheat or iron? It was a
thought that touched every American to
the depth of his heart. He believed thor
oughly that a man who lived only for him
self was a mean man. A nation that lives
only for Itself is a mean nation. He had
never favored, and did not now favor
the belief that the Philippines were to be
come a permanent possession or a neces
sary and integral part of the United
States. But he did believe that the provi
dence of God had put the Philippines un
der the protection of America to arouse
her from her selfish apathy, and inspire
her with a sense of her duty to hereslf
and to the other nations of the world
The president concluded his brief but elo
quent remarks with a peroration along
this line of thought that fairly raised
the audience to its feet in enthusiastic
acclaim. It was one of the most stirring
and effective efforts of the evening.
A Poetic Tribute.
Juclge Simpson then introduced Fred G.
Hunt of the Times, who read -with dis
criminating eloquence, the following clev
er poetic tribute from John Talman of
the Pioneer Press:
The empire celestial, where equality bestial
Are manners and names in our western re
gard,
Has spared you a season for this "feast of
reason,"
Which with free "flow of soul" we hereby
interlard.
It's hard,
But for "reason" don't look to this bard.
I shall not descant on the features of Can
ton,
For, like the Third Richard, "I'm not P
the vein;"
But since your shebang high is anchored in
Shanghai,
A thought of that city must flavor my
strain;
That's plain
As the fact that Chinese tricks are "vain!"
We'd not if we could now deny that you're
Goodnow,
Whatever you were in that wagerful past,
When your "fan"-drawing wiles of all pos
sible styles of
Design filled grand-stands to extent un
surpassed,
And blast
Of anger struck umpires aghast.
A truce, now, to joking! You've long been
evoking
Your countrymen's pride as a foil to "the
blues;"
They cannot be blinded to this: You have
minded —
If not all your P's, every one of your
queues.
My muse
Can"t handle one side of your dues!
Soon the Yangtsze-kiang high above your old
Shanghai,
With the rest of that Pagan land, wel
comes you back;
But this hour will shine as no dozen of
Chinas
Could shine against memory's ground
work of black.
Alack!
That such joys, like these bottles, should
crack!
Other Eloquent Eftortm.
Samuel Hill, In responding to the toast,
"The Minneapolis & Shanghai Railroad,"
took occasion to point out the trend of
trade and progress westward, and the com
manding position which the United States
was destined Ho? assume ;* In / the :• oriental
trade. v 7 A nation that ; transacted: the trade
of the | orient 1 had from '■ the; earliest time:
dominated ' the, world. =-; ~ -"■■ He , • traced f tht
passage of the trade scepter; of -the f orient
from the early Phoenicians.:* to the Vene
tians, anQithen to the Dutch, and finally tc
the English. 5T Now that scepter was ' about
to pass to young, strong, vigorous America. :
He pointed out . how the geographical posi
tion of ? this '* country gave ;it i such a ? tre
mendous :- advantage In 'j % the f< Pacific, the
ocean Vof * the ' future, that no other power
could i; hose to | avert American supremacy
• The , next * speaker i was the Rev. -J. S.
Montgomery ,of the Wesley M. E. church/
who; derived from 7 his theme, "The , Consul
and the Missionary,"; inspiration for a ver>
eloquent tribute to Mr. Goodnow, and the
stand; he had; taken %in China for all the
great principles of American ; nationalism.
Not only • that, but he has .» been the
stanchest friend that * Christian * mission
aries had had ; during all the trying times
of j the Chinese 2 crisis. The speaker also
commented : in ;an eloquent strain on the
I broad: and '■: lofty view of : conditions and
I problems in the orient, rising far above
questions of commercialism, taken by Mr.
Goodnow.: ; ,..-.V ".,'■- '.■■.*-■.-'.■■'; --., *
Speaker ' M. J. Dowling was next intro
duced; for one of ■ the telling speeches of
the ; evening on "What I Saw in the Ori
ent." After paying his respects ■; to , the
guest of the evening i and his : achieve
ments, Mr. Dowling 4 addressed ~ himself
j principally. to an expression of his views
of the Philippine question as formed after
a trip taken through all the islands.
He ' revealed, for the first time, the ; state
i secret that his mission in the Philippines
had «. been a government ■ errand. He had
been deputed by the administration ■to go
there and make a careful, investigation of
1 conditions in the various islands, bearing
j especially on the capacity of the natives
| for. self government, and the opportunities
i for the. establishment the American
school system throughout the archipelago.
It had been one of the most notable
achievements of President McKinley tßat
j the American school had followed the bay
i onets and preceded the field pieces in the
| Philippines. This was the president's so
l lution of the Philippine question, and in
| the speaker's, opinion it was the only pos
; sible one. No one who had personally in
; vestigated: the 'character., and attainments
of the natives could for a moment contend
that they were capable of self government
or could be made so until . the American
school had worked their • regeneration
through education. v ; -"; :"- . . • ,
| i: Former Mayor James Gray wound up
the program of speeches with a talk, half
jocular and ; half serious, that put the
right i touch on the evening's festivities.
As a member of the democratic party he
had heartily welcomed the departure of
Mr. Goodnow from the scene of political
activity, and now he was glad to welcome
him back, if he would not stay too long.
He . adverted to the fact that during the
critical times when the ambassadors were
shut up ■ In Peking, John Goodnow formed
the only source of : reliable ■ information
that the United States possessed.; And,
to ; his mind, there was nothing strange
in the fact that in spite of all the blood
curdling; and absurd yarns sent out by
the ."string fiends" at Shanghai, John
Goodnow was able to send direct to Presi
dent McKinley .; at ?5 a word reliable in
formation. • John had always been a source
of | reliable ,: information in the g old days
In Minneapolis. ,He had given out re- j
liable information. in summer as to what !
would happen in November, and when he I
went to China he was not found wanting. I
Consul-General Goodnow then proposed j
a toast -to General Wood in : Cuba, Gen- j
eral Chaff cc in China, General Mac Arthur
in the Philippines and to "that matchless
diplomat and patriotic American, E. H. i
Conger." i . . • : . I
This was drunk standing, and the ban- j
queters dispersed. ■ ... . |
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. .. , : ■ THE GUESTS ; ;■■ -
List of Those Present at the Ban
quet. :■'■<''<■ ■'-"
■ At John Goodnow's right sat Governor !
Samuel R. Van Sant, Dr. E. B. Zier, Gov
ernor John S. Pillsbury, Samuel Hill, ex-
Mayor Gray, Mayor , Ames and A. .H. Hall.
On his left sat Judge David F. Simpson, the
toastmaster; President , Cyrus Northrop,
Rev. J. S. Montgomery, D. D.; M. J. Dow
ling, speaker "of the house of representa
tives; ex-Mayor * Robert : ! Pratt, James
Goodnow, father of the guest of honor, and
J. W. Nash, chairman of, the committee of
arrangements. Other .guests were as fol
lows: /.- '..-'V^' „..;'".'".. w"~.';>i- :
I From Minneapolis—Geo. H. Partridge, C.
McC." Reeve, Otto ; E. Greely, Fred D.
Young, Weed Munro, A. C. Paul, F. M.
Barnard, G. F. Mbulton, Otto E, Naegele,
W. W. Sykes, C. B." Holmes, A. L. Warner,
Geo. M. Space, Henry I Staples, E. T. Le
Clalr, W. H. Rendell, Fred B. Godfrey, E.
S. Wood worth, J. C. Wood worth, Lucian
Swift, • Louis K. Hull; James S. Bell, Wm.
H. Dunwoody, James W. Raymond, Dr. J.
F. Force, F. A. Chamberlain, Dr. O. P.
Sutherland. A. W.. Bronson, - W.
B. Arnold, W. E. Steele, J. R.
Canterbury,.. Fred M. • Powers, P.
B. Rhoads, J. B. Wright, J. W. Phillips,
C. T. "Trowbridge. H. H. Wadsworth, T.
B. Janney, Edward C Gale, H. "M. Hill,
W. M. Russell, G. J. Heinrich, Titus ; Mar
eck, Hy L. Hach, Fred L.:. Smith, L. A. j
Condit, George C. Merrill, Frank B. Lewis, j
C. H. Gangelhoff, Phil T. Megaarden, J. A.
Peterson, J. R. Butman, T. Guldbrandson,
Henry J. GJertsen, E. R. Johnstone, Wal
ter J. Keith, J.L. Gable, H. C. McPherson,
M. B. Koon, L. S. Gillette, Victor J.
Welch, Frank R. Hubachek, Albert H. Hall,
W. B. Chamberlain, W. M. Hopkins, John !
M. . Ree3, C. H. Spencer, C. J. Minor, S. I
B. Loye, H. W. Brazie, Samuel Goodnow. j
Hugh R. Scott, H. iE. Goessler, C. F. E. j
Peterson,' Simon Michelet, John H. Steele, I
L. A.;Lydiard, D. A. Scrimgeour, Charles
E. Lewis, Edward M. Conant, B. F. Nel- j
son, Howard S. Abbott, H. Mercel, Forest j
B. Wood, A. B. Robbins, Lewis W. Camp
bell, Dan F. Mason, James. Everlngton,
H. L. Moore, W. R. Cray, George ' H.
Felbert, Charles H. Hunter, Henry Hanke, i
Hugh N. Allen, P. G. Sjoblom, Edwin Mur- I
ray, ;, Fred E. Wheaton, Louis Bratt, Roy :
Pearse, Dr. : J. Warren Little, W. A. John- j
ston, J. C. Eliel, J. N. Greer, A. T. Ankeny, !
David G. Gorham, Theo L. ' Hays, W. E. j
Satterlee, J. K. Gilmore, F. C. Weinhold, j
G. W. Brown, James MacMullan, S. L. •
Trusse'l, C. N. Dickey, F. H. Hudson, C.
R. Coveny, Thomas Canty, W. C. Goodnow,
Frederick J. Wulling, James. F. Blame, L.
H. Wells, M. L. Rothschild, Dr. A. M. i
Eastman, F. W. Appleton, W. H. Eustis, ;
A. E. Merrill, Eugene J. Carpenter, >; W. L. j
Bassett, : Dr. George. E. Ricker, Dr. T. F,
Quinby. „ • •, '..••'-■.
From St. Paul—C. G. Hartin, J. F. Ful
ton, J. A. McLeod, Dr. J. A. Quinn, Eli S.
Warner, E. A. Hendrickson, Elmer H.
Dearth, Sam F. Fullerton, D. F. Reese.
From Other Points —George H. Spear,
Brainerd; J. H. Lewis, Hastings; Albert
Berg, Warroad; F. F. McClare, O. H.
Campbell, August T. Koerner, Charles A.
Greenleaf, all of Litchfield, Minn; W. B.
Mitchell of St. Cloud; F. T. Knatvold of
Albert Lea, R. E. Thompaon of Preston.
THESE SEXT REGRETS
Prominent Persons Were Unable to
• : >: '•'.■ ': -;Be ' Present. | •-"'"' '■'■ ' '■~'i\
i The \ following., telegrams ; and ~ letters ,of
regret from prominent persons were read
at the banquet: ;-• _"-:■■- -'-'■' -
John Hay, Secretary of State—l have re- ;
ceived your kind \ Invitation to attend ' the'
reception and \ banquet :to be tendered to
the Honorable John - Goodnovv, and very
much regret ; that my engagements are bo
pressing that it is net possible for me to
leave Washington at', this -time*-,,.7
Wu Ting ; Fang, - Chinese ' Minister at
Washington— desire to thank you for the
invitation to the • reception and banquet
to :, be . given .■ in '_ honor of the Hon. John
Goodnow, United J States consul general at
Shanghai, and Ii regret that ; I shall be
i unable to be present. I may add that Mr.
Goodnow has * been discharging "his duties
faithfully with credit to himself and honor
to '. his ' country, and he :is , popular among
the Chinese, officials at Shanghai.';
A. A. Adee, Assistant Secretary of State
—I appreciate the countesy your commit
tee extended to me in the invitation to
attend the reception and banquet to be
tendered to the Hon. John Goodnow, Uni
ted States consul general to Shanghai, and
regret that I shall not be able to be pres
ent.
Perry S. Heath—l deeply regret my in
ability to respond favorably to your gen
erous invitation to attend the reception
and banquet to the Hon. John Goodnow
on the evening of the 29th inst., as it
would afford me great pleasure to partici-
WEDNESDAY EVENING, JANUARY 30, 1901.
HORSES CANT SUP r^
WITH GOODYEAR-AHRON PADS fl
To be of any use to you a horse must be sure of his footing. On ice J\V^^ • d* ' '
or slipping asphalt a horse with these pads has a much better grip . ; / *r>^M *' ; -
than with calks. You would not think it probable without seeing it. r jfy^Sw P^WiA
Sharp shoeing lasts but a few days. This shoeing lasts 6to 10 weeks. /XTyjj^g HR V • '
You'll be intensely surprised how It will improve your horse if you st?^l*^^m^Z^^*"^^WiS^''':
try it. On any winter footing you'll find he will strike out at a 110^^^^^^^^M^^sO
fearless pace. And he'll never make a slip. They give your ' >^^^S.:- iy^^^'-'^^7^^^\^ ■"' 7jT-"'J
horse a natural grip on the pavement. Doubles his work f _y^^ 'S^m^^^^J fT^^f
Watch the calked horse on asphalt—contracts every 3silart»K sZs>l&[d£s^ €&ses^\
muscle, shivers with fear, goes down, and you have ><i^^ /W^HiirffiL-- JK^^^^S< ' V
the disposition, his confidence In ruining your anim- y^^ -^2^»W^n> /%&&>*. wm U«9
al's disposition, his confidence In his footing. J^OHsYwaJ IJP
The GOODYEAR-AKRON SHOE PAD
Affords Durable and Practical Results that are Astonishing.
Prove It f m^BW WORK VALUE \\ *>rove
km H i? - AT fi&l^E lattv $i \
uOlu % % BMrSM omP'etely offsets the pounding on hard\|i^ f^ ''MtullllHi 1 i^Olfl
J]? which wears out horses. mW 'HB JW
1116 ■• ■ \ vwV - il^S^^^ Improve his actions and looks. They in- mWs' i Mm \\^
TT \ HmhM Wk crease a ht>rse's selling price. They m f$ Jffl
HOFSB" \ make Hfe and work more pleasant Jmjlp^f HOFSB"
W A iron with a peculiar sort of ffm BtfIRMaHF
IVfin. «1 l& rubber pad that wears fm g&f Hm?
%| Rk better than steel. It M& i o*'
» is a new produc- Jra RkA) *?y EEE^=EEE^S
n tion of rubber am We
P » . Sh which no other waft &f r
vry oe H&Q B manufacturer in ffifl BfaSi It means
doubly pays for logs* H the world can fraeSr economy and
itself b t Wf world can ng gjSr economy and
produce. l^ w&Sr twice as good a
i IT IS A MIRACLE FOR r HORSESHOES. , ■ v
This special composition of rubber known only to us— the studied plan of the shoe by horse experts
are the secrets which have made the Goodyear-Akron Pad the first and only durable and practical rubber
shoe for horses. v * ~ '/,■>-■■ .., ". _.-"v;: . \'• . . \,- „.-. ■■ '••'
."./-....■•...'; EVIDENCE. ; '-■ : :_:: ]/^,\
PRANK BIRD TRANSFER COMPANY say: "Wo are using the Goodyear- Rubber Share Pad. They are givlu* good
action; do all you claim for them. Yours truly, . v . :■■ -:; ;,.. -;■ '• JOHN MOHAN,
_-._ T "•■ "■■'• -• -i . : : ; • President Frank Bird Transfer Co., Indianapolis Transfer Co." j
-■ • INDIANAPOLIS s- FIRE ; DBPT. says: "The Goodyear-Akron Pads. I am using are giving the best of satisfaction. Have tried
them In every way—on ice, snow and hard runs over th© asphalt. My horse is considered one of the hardest on shoes In the depart
ment. He wore a pair of your pads seven weeks. They speak for themselves. ■ v ~ ;;■' . •
•£<A: * •■. ■■"■:■." ■■■'• . "CHARLES E. COOTS. First Assistant IndlanapoJU Fire Pept."
READ THIS FROM CLEVELAND. A printed record of proven merit, which shows plainly ."enough how : this ■hoe tovarlably
gains where one« tried: ■* ■^.••.• i/. p: ; . -„.■. . , ... • - .:'■■;;.■ y. '• ..'.■•- * /'*)';-,;:
Office of the Garlock-Frazee Laundry Company, Cleveland, . Ohio. December 11, 1900. The Goodyear Tire ; anfi Rubber Company
Akron, Ohio, Gentlemen: I see, by Collier's Weekly you have a rubberrhoree shoe that looks as it It might be all right I have tried
quite a number of shoes on our horses, and find that ALL are not right. Please send two < pairs. Nos. 4 and 5, or ahoea.that cor
respond to those sizes in iron shoes. We have thirty-six horses, and if ; the shoes are right, will ;be glad to use them, as 1 I am a
"crank" on rubber shoes and tires, having tires now on thirty wagons. Send shoes as soon as possible, and oblige, , ■
-::;-"•*' ■■■-"■ -{:'■■: . '■•i ■ v;~^ 1-:-'v--.:-s Yours, etc.. ; .• -.-; ; . "■-■•• ■.. '■:■>..:i~:.. ' &: G. H. OARLOCK,
-■■■•'■ . ■. - . ■•.■-•'•■■.■■•■."■-.■■>.•"■ ■ ■ • • ■■■■ ■':/•>;. : ■-:.■•■","■' "./. The G.-F. L. Co.
■ Office of th« Garlock-Frazee;Laundry Co., Cleveland, Ohio, Dec. 17, 1900. Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company, Akron, Ohio:
Gentlemen—We have tried the two -pairs of rubber shoes you sent us, and they seem to be all right, f please sand fifteen pairs, size 3,
• and nine pairs, size 2, and six,pairs, "No.'4—thirty pairs in all. Send by express soon as <possible.. lours truly. ■
- :..■■■.■■'-■■ > ■:,:>\"i;i-'-"/--::c^:Y-.:.'i*<%,"--;:...■■--;'.. --v- ■ ...•:*--,'. ■■; ?:^~,i;.■-■■/■*-.■'. /'. W. H. GARLOCK,
. >;:v,:..-.v...«— ,-. i*~s;~.-/*t .-■■: ,•• ;-:.:::•- *?-* „-. ... . „■'. ,-■ . ,v ,'X ■■- ;■; i : .'■-'! t-.\-ps *••■ .'-' /.<:■■"■'' ' The G.-F. L. Co.
•- Office of Uw Garlock-Frazee Laundry.Co.;' Cleveland, Ohio, Dec. 28, 1900. Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company, Akron, Ohio:
Gentlemen—Please send the following shoe*: , Six pairs. No. 1; ten pairs. No. 2; twelve pairs, No. 3; eight pairs, , No. 4; two pairs,
, No. s—thirty-eight pairs in all. ; \V« think we have ' found the right shoes. If you '. will c only keep up the kind of rubber in the shoes'
Send by express, and oblige, >, -• , ■ »■ " ' . / >U - W. H. OARLOCK
V-: -.■" ' . -.'-'■• ■■"". v -■ ' •' '■'■: -:,'■■" ■ / '/;-:'." The G. F. L. Co. -
■ ; : . READ THIS FROM CHICAGO. >
/ Chicago, 111., November 1, 1900. The Goodyear Tire and Rubber Co.: Gentlemen—The undersigned desires to bear testi
mony to the merits and value of your Horse Shoe Pads. We have used them for some time. They have giv«n entire satUfactioa.
We ; regard them as the only pads for protection to our hcrses on asphalt and other pavements, also for sore tendons and fe«t*
Your* truly, L. L. SIMMONS, general superintendent Mandel, Brothers' stables, Armour avenue and Twenty-second street. '
; Any Intelligent horse-shoer knows how to put them on. . - /■ .-O^-. K • -y-l.<--- ■ .--..-
NOTICE—Put on at least a pair on front feet and try them, and if afterward they are not considered aimply a boon to both Wai
and driver and A THING YOU WISH NEVER TO BE WITHOUT, we will refund to you in full the cost of the shoes. Certainly uVis
Is a proposal which speaks tor Itself, and Is made by : ; ' ..,<-: . , -
THE GOODYEAR TIRE AND RUBBER CO., Akron,o.
MINNEAPOLIS BRANCH, 21 Second St. So., PLANT BROS., Mgrs.
pate on the occasion of an honor to an
old friend who has reflected great credit
upon our republic in foreign lands and
under stress of the most trying circum
stances.
C. W. Brown —Regret distance renders
my attendance impossible, but sincerely
share in honoring your guest and congrat
ulate him on the ability and Judgment dis
played under tryi&g circumstances in his
discharge of duty.
S. E. Olson, from Chicago—Let Minne
apolis receive in royal manner her loyal
son, who has won world-wide fame in
three brief years. Please convey to the
honored guest and committee deep regret
that I cannot be with you to-night.
Frederick D. Underwood, General Man
ager of the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad—
Permit ma to acknowledge with thanks the
receipt of your invitation to attend a din
ner given my friend and old-time neigh
bor, the Hon. John Goodnow. Nothing
would give me greater pleasure than to do
this, but time and distance forbid. It is
unnecessary for me to state that General
Goodnow, by his course in China, has dis
tinguished himself and the government he
represents, and I, as a former citizen of
Minnesota, feel proud of him, and hereby
tender my congratulations. He proved to
be the right man in the right place.
ONE POLICE COMMISSIONER.
Albany, N. V., Jan. 30.—The New York city
police bill passed the senate last night. It
provides for a single-headed police commis
sion, and It practically legislates Chief of
Police Devery out of office. While the mayor
has the appointment of police commissioner
under this bill, the appointee may be at any
time removed by the governor.
BY NEW STEAMER.
London, Jan, 30.—The White Star Steam
ship company has contracted with Harland
& Wolff, of Belfast, for a steamer to be
employed in the transatlantic trad* that
will be 3,000 tons larger than the Oceanic.
She will, therefore, exceed 20,000 tona burden
This eclipses the Kaiser Wilhelm 11., now
being built by the Vulcan Works at Stettin.
! EAT SNUFF IN QUANTITIES
25,000 POUNDS CONSUMED HERE
Very Little o< It In "Snuffed—Scandi
navians and Irish Prefer
to Eat It.
Snuff dealers of Minneapolis are re
joicing over the reduction in the internal
revenue tax on snuff. Though there is
only one snuff factory in Minneapolis, and
the state. "Snus' eating is very com
mon here, especially among the Scandi
navians and Irish, with whom it takes
the place of chewing tobacco. A roll of
the black stuff is placed under the tongue
or between the lips and the teeth, and
it serves all the purposes of the best
plug. The Germans use it more for
dipping or snuffing. The snuff trade is on
the increase. Mr. Nordgren, the local
manufacturer, estimates that 125,000
pounds is a low figure for the annual con
sumption in the state, and 25,000 pqunds
goes to Minneapolis dealers. The black
Nordgren and the Copenhagen snuff re
tails at 80 cents a pound, but the proposed
reduction in tax will not affect the price
of snuff to the retailers, for although the
tax was advanced from 6 cents before the
war to 12, the price was not advanced by
manufacturers.
Mr. Nordgren says that a peculiarity of
the snuff trade is that although there are
factories in the United States which turn
out a quarter of a million pounds of
brown snuff a year, there is no demand
for it in Minneapolis, but it is used in
the south. Neither has the snuff stick
habit reached Minnesota. This brown
snuff is taken into the mouth by the south
erners off of swabs wrapped on a stick
which axe first dipped in snuff.
BIG BRIDGE CONTRACT
Bids Invited for the Rainy River
Bridge.
Duluth, Minn., Jan. 29.—Mann, Mac
kenzie & Co., the contractors for the new
Canadian transcontinental line, the Cana
dian Northern, have Just advertised here
for tenders for the construction of the in
ternational bridge across Rainy river, in
Beltrami county. The bridge will be a
very large structure and is to be com
pleted the coming summer. It will be one
of the important works to be carried on
in the engineering line in this region.
A cup of tea with rolls, served as It
should be for 15c. Glass Block Tea Room.
SEND lllgSi&gig
____,_________^___ Cut this ad. out and
■end to us, and we will send you this NEW PORT- '
LAND CUTTER by freight, C. O. D , subject to ex
amination. You can .^ % examine it at your
.las««*f?\ $16.70 diSlnr frelsrhs depot and if :
•(BttTTjljL , . gsUvL -', found equal to any cut
l^gSprSS^ W*«sta-'ter >'ou bljy elsewhere
VsS*#lNKr^?^^'i2S!?^». and one of '
fs' ;l^^»^3^^i6troil^ est and mo*6
*^ '/g •^"'IH *P*f*y^'' SPECIAL tf> I C 7ft
mm/J'''j^ y* i "'''jktff' pyy^pwcß^ i Di / v
6i...sHiiaciiar«es if S7o U sent with order.) Tins IS
THE LATEST STYLE, ¥VU*' SIXB : PORTLAND « CITTEB,
QKAR made from select second growth hickory. Ironed
throughout with best Norway Iron. Hlgrfn'* best grade
Hardened Steel Shoes.' BODY made of best air season
ed cutter stock, solid panels, all Joint* carefully fitted,
glued, screwed and plugged. r PAINTED in best possible
manner, thoroughly rubbed out • with I pumice stone,
highly polished, neatly striped ■ and ornamented. 5 UP-1
HOLSTERED IX THE FINEST STYLE, 'removablecush
ions, 1 heavy dark - green • body I cloth.:; SHAFTS ; well ;
trimmed and finished. -• Weight, about I"» !bs. ; ORDER i ..
SOW. DO.VT WAIT FOR SNOW. $ 16.70 ■•*»<<«•■ ■»■•
af««tiirinu cost, lew tkaa dealer* par wSol*«le. . DON'T UK- -
LAY A 1M Y. ,- Write for free Catt«r C>UU>siio. AddrcM, ■: :
T. M. ROBERTS' SUPPLY HOUSE.
. MINNEAPOLIS, MINN. •

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