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A FARMERS'COMBINE
Rockwell's Co-operative Society
Scores a Business of $700,000.
NET SURPLUS ON HAND OF $11, 000
Better Prices for ; the Produce of
Member* and Merc ha ndi tie
>^;.l** Reduced Cost.
Mason £ity, lowa, April 24.—That mar
vel of all fanners' associations, the co
operative society of Rockwell, has held
Its twelfth annual meeting and the last
year's record has been without parallel
in its successful history, -with a total
business of the year of nearly $700,000, or
$600,000 more than its first year a little
more than a decade ago, and an increase
of $100,060 over the last year, which was
supposed to be its high tide. The Farm
ers' Co-operative association of Rockwell
stands without a rival among farmers'
combinations and a wonder to the com
mercial world. Last year when the sec
retary announced the fact that after ten
years of dramatic history the society had
leaped from $275,000 of business, the pre
vious year's total, to $454,000, it was pre
dicted that the society would rarely if
ever improve this record; and when the
new towns sprung up this year with their
elevators, the most sanguine member of
the association did not hope to equal the
record of last year. The figures for this
year are, in round numbers, $625,000, but
according to the statement of President
Brown, this should be increased nearly
$75,000, from the fact that much grain at
Cameron was exchanged for merchandise
and was not figured in the business.
An equally flattering showing was re
vealed in the report of the liabilities and
resources of the association. Last year
the net balance in favor of the society
was $7,000, which was heralded with great
applause. This year, through the careful
oversight of the board and the superb
management of Prank Campbell, the man
ager, the surplus went up to $11,000.
A Model Town.
It is worth the while of anybody to
spend a day at Rockwell, and especially
when this association meets. Rockwell
Is one of the model towns in the state.
It Is noted for. its prosperous churches,
Its strong temperance principles, and its
intelligent citizenship, and naturally
would have a municipal system of water
works and a lighting plant which would
challenge the admiration of many larger
cities. But the meeting of the co-opera
tive gives the visit a zest and relish
which is not soon forgotten. There is
not much about this annual meeting which
suggests the declaration of independence
days, the old town meeting, and the un
affected and cordial comradeship of "fine
old gentlemen," that one ceases to won
der at the success of this society of
heterogeneous elements and becomes the
possessor of the key of that success. The
basic principles are revealed in the hand
shake of the members, their familiar
greetings, and in the speeches of the
Patrick Henry of the society, Thomas Me-
Mannus.
\t will be of Interest before the details
of the meeting are reached to know the
cause of this increase of the past year.
During the past year the new town of
Dougherty sprung up right in the heart
of the territory of the association, and
the element which has been the bone and
sinew of the association has been the
founders of the new town, and regard it
with especial pride. The town of Car
tersvllle, on the same new line of the
North-Western, also started up, and both
these towns with their elevator companies
have been striving for business and have
been successful, and many of the farmers
have taken their grain to the nearest
elevator. The prevailing good prices of
the past year has had some effect in in
creasing the volume in dollars, but a
comparison of the amounts in actual bush
els and pounds show that the volume in
this respect has also increased, especially
in oats. Last year was the first year of
the Cameron elevator, and this year
shows a big increase from that elevator,
which accounts for a large share of the
increase. The Rockwell elevator, too,
has more than held its own, and this
In spite of the new towns.
Essentials of Success.
The origin of this association has been
rehearsed in the meetings and in the
press annually for eleven years, and in the
study of the essence of the society needs
only to be alluded to in the most general
way. Its origin was in the belief of the
farmers about Rockwell that they were
not securing enough for their grain by
from two to four cents and that they were
paying too much for their merchandise.
The annual meeting is supreme and the
officers are simply the association's ser
vants. That is why nearly 300 members
crowded the opera house so full that there
was left scarcely standing room. These
principles, together with the fact that a
member receives a half cent more for his
grain than an outsider and can buy his
merchandise some cheaperl, and that other
cardinal principle of. the organizition, to
sell any time in the highest market, but
pay a quarter cent to the society, have
been the magnet which has bound indis
solubly these men who by nationality,
political and religious creed are so widely
divergent.
Another thing has been favorable to. the
society. The officers and managers have
been men of exceptional business sagacity
and of the strictest integrity, g The society
has had but two presidents, its "oracle,"
Norman Densmore, and the present care
ful and conservative president, J. H.
Brown. Its secretary has been the same
man, J. E. Treston, -whose business-like
methods, clear way of expressing his ideas
on pertinent subjects, and his latent" elo
quence, would have undoubtedly brought
him into public life before this if he had
not happened to belong to the minority
political party in the county. It has had
only two managers, the first now cashier
of the Farmer's bank of Rockwell, and the
present efficient manager, Frank Camp
bell, who was re-elected for the eighth
time and who is one of the most affable
and popular men in - that vicinity. The
affairs have always been free from scan
dals and in this way the business has
prospered beyond the most fervid proph
ecy. The following is the record for the
past six years: ?v^- •
JSjj'M—•.-"•• — "• •• $219,000
l™£ 251,000
1897 ...:...;... 224,000
ills •*r:r • ••• •"• 275,000
Jf99 •• —— - 545,000
1900 ..., _....*............ 700,000
RAILROAD RUMBLES.
EFFECT OF A SUBSIDY
It Causes the Canadian Pacific to
Hustle.
The moral effect of the granting of a
$15,000 .annual subsidy to a syndicate
which proposes to build a railway and a
ferry to connect Victoria with the Praser
river valley and the Great Northern has
been a marked improvement in the trans
portation facilities about Victoria. Abra
ham E. Smith, consul at Victoria, sums
the matter up in substance thus:
For the first time, Canadian Pacific cars
were seen in the yards of the Esquimault &
Nanaimo railway in this cJty; and it is said
that a contract has been made between the
two roads, to date from March 1, 1901, by
which cars containing freight for Victoria
arriving at Vancouver via the Canadian Pa
cific will be loaded, without breaking bulk,
on a large barge ferry, taken to Ladysmith,
the new town sixty miles north of Victoria on
the «-ast shore of Vancouver island, placed on
the Esquimault & Nanaimo line, and brought
to Victoria the same day. The sheds at
Ladysmlth have Just been enlarged, and the
freight warehouse and sheds at the Victoria
depot have also been greatly added to, to en
able the goods to be stored and taken care of.
Another event has been the puchase by the
Canadian Pacific of the majority of the stock
cf the Canadian Pacific Navigation company,
a local concern that has long controlled the
steamers running from Victoria to all north
ern ports. This company has two good pas
senger steamers, which have been kept on the
wßm THE MEW STORE asS*
Novelty Silks — Hemstitched :» ■■1HI•'• II SB II :■:-,.v:-v.■. -'" 11 I •*. /, V}. Underwear
Taffetas, Plisses, Plaids.Checks, « - - 111-1"1™1
Stripes, Jacquards, etc., all new- . • , .-, .. ... „.»..,,.,. „». .. . = Ladies fine imported pure Aus
est effects, colors and black, 'Ifc , " ■- *\ : >* '■' ~^+i~^iui '1 • • --. trahan lambs wool vests and
ssaas,., 49c New Features e Z7ZtT£ =«»*9c
.JESSES-* complishiiig the same end-stretching your dollar to the „. uJSSHt *«.
40 in. wide, in gray and brown farthest DOSSIuIe llfliflt. / KeeP DOSteCl. H ■■ ,k- black or silvered, 2 doz. €%
mixtures, worth -lUc 4j Qf* ' r r 'V • on a car worth 'c •■**
yard, Thursday I mil* ,—' .' ' M aM ' I)Ant
Polka Dot Henriettas— JTl#il Aff£A SURE W7C"n h%B4r%'d*BT%Bmm*+' ''« "< ***% '-' r "Iffil 9 Ue|ll«
imported all wool.newest shades, gLWAMw&a twSAJiWML &L ft .. "a"jrKt.rfilw& ~ & CO a Men fancy Balbriggan Shirts
have been $1 yard, f Qf* 1 " : " ancl Drawers, our 35c ■'. 4 ~Jg%
Thursday...;.... ...**»*** ->: ■ ■ ■ O«i ■■^ *■>:'-•'s■;=—i*-' ,• '- B "h;; 4'W .•■:--:■-,•-•..:..-. ?._■•;■ , - ' quality .............. i« t#
panne Broadcloths^ Velvet finish, 50 | Jewelry and Silverware | Corsets, Underrnuslins i 'nranoricie
in. wide, all the swell shades, AS* I Rings—Ladies' solid gold shell set "I Corsets— Extra— Two factory, lots for •! R . c , M Vfafmm '
worth $1.25 yd. (See window) »«• < rings, set with turquoise, garnet, p^arl,; I Thursday's: sale-J. B. r R. & G and < Set Materials — Simpson's Art
Quite *nfi Qlrirle ;I sapphire and emerald doubletsVjlfl^ :!; American Lady, straight front, French : Muslins, Cretonnes and dark Tickings,
Oil 113 aim 0111119 - ,; Value Choice Thursday^^^^V : >!;, models and girdles silk stripe and em- > : Kensington Art Sateens, Denims and
Ladies' Walking and Rainy Day Skirts; I Hat Roman gold, enameled fancy !' broidered; worth to : $2.25. ::'||Q*: \ ? r!l? nils?' ? enline Repps, Fancy
our $4.00 quality; €£*! QQ \\ jeweled; long stem pins; job lot; R" A \' Choice 9OU \ ' Lattice Muslins Chateau cross stripes
only ... .V;.........; s>^-Osf {value to 25c. . Ch0ice..«;....: JO© |! Gowns Skirts DraWers pL m 5 tt M f n^ bar J and many others, altogether
- ." • .- ..■• ? . -. -• ■.'»■ ' i VJOwn! >» 3Kins» urawers, L^nemise and <' the most varied and popular showine of
Ladies' Taffeta Silk Dress Skirts, plain i| Brooches—soo new brooches just re- :!; Corset Covers, fine materials lace and -I appropriate fabrics yet attempted—the
and trimmed, manufacturer's r samples; !; ceived, all the latest turquoise matrix .J. embroidery trimmed; extra one big lot; < regular prices ranee from 15c to 30c per
worth tO • ft IK flO r>; stones set in i unique mountings,^ all <\ worth tO $1.25. Thursday, RQp yard—vo\i- must cSme for 4AI/a
$37.50 /.......v.;.. ?P ■ €*■ If If colors^ gold, values to $1.00. *£||q j choice Vsf O them Thursday, at B rffc/^C
Ladies'all wool Cheviot Man Tailored ?■— Olc^ ■''"' "''' " "'' "'v- ■> '-v v,.). Petticoats— mercerized and wash «! fl»iAM#i%l Duma
Suits; only one or two of <£© OH j Bread Tray-Quadruple plate, hand > percales, ' plaitings and OR ![ Oneniai HUgS
a kind; worth $15.00... sl©«3P© ,; burnished or _ satin finished T^ys^en- ( ; ruffles; worth to $2.50 .. 91i^O Sale extraordinary of fine ftugs-Kur-
Ladies' fine Man Tailored Cheviot and f^ TharSav li; 980 ■ 1.000 Corset Covers and Aprons. .. 106 "li ' manshah, Sennah and Iran Rugs-
Venetian Cloth Suits, some silk lined || Ltef 'Vnd 'Coffee Pot, W& Shoe Rush : ; f^ W W ®^^at^
a^trtrtn^fo^^--^ 98G Women's st.l Sa!f; Oxfords and $75.00
to $30.00 -.; ; p , •** •••••-/.•.•••. w. ;. Slippers at cut prices. ■ ■• ? Greatest values ever given,; money re
: i| Sterling silver top, extra strength fancy «;,,,...■ Tr . . ■ -.- o , ' „ n „, !» funded if not satisfactory.
I ftHAe anil FmhrnlllAriAft : ' cut glass Salt and '•■■- 4Q A Women Vici Kid Shoes; soft, flexible, > . . . ...
[email protected]§ ally CmDlOlaßllOS Z Pepper .......v.::..i 1116 ;: extension soles; neat inlay lace stay, S Ladl6S NafikWfidr
Black and Cream Chantilly Laces, 2to ! I Silver platedVozKnVves'i-i HA '! every size ' and width, equal to any < l'*\ ■■"■*? i^-^i* '<■'■ :'
4 inches wide, values to 35c, ft- and^SJ^perdo^?.s.l-PP J| |2; M shoe for footwear, &1 RA { Windsor tie sac that beats the record.
special, yard .............:...Olp 5 *AM I. II J ■'- -; ; -0n1y.... 1.*..-....- . v . v ..^ ■■****' 1 22c quality, solid colors, Iflfi
Extraordinary.values in Black Chantilly, i . W BSh BOOHS || ' Women's slippers, at, €****% j! ch-' * *;• •••• ••• • ....^"V^
also white and ecru Duchesse 4A o Novelty Ginghams, in dainty stripes j! only ' " CP^l>. j! ..™? quallty Brocades, |©|c
Galloons, .yard,.l9o 15c "If!* .| and checks, just the thing for waists and <;. Women's kid house slippers, hand;! 9 _ *'*' *' "''% **' "."/'J
Cambric Embroideries, medium and J wrappers, good value for 12$ c, "J 1 o j tmrn soles, 75c qualities, at, Mfkg* each ' 17C
wide. Patterns that sell on sight, ex- \\ Thursday, yard ........ :...V. : " 2**:,.!; -0n1y.V.................... *t"^li eacn...................... ..^b m v
cellentquality of cloth, values IA« !I Black Sateen, heavy and lustrous, suit- !| The Victor Shoe for women in vici kid ' W^ll PdOfiT 3lld Pflints
to 22c, special, yard ......... itfi* J. able for skirts, 32 in. wide, in lengths p% patent leather and dark £**! AA -n "**" ■."!••■ «Blli ■«■■■■•
_, . |! from 3to 10 yards, value 20c; 4| A •■ ;! tans, new shapes <Pfc«tftf . Parlor, dmingroom and bedroom papers
Trimmin^S } yard Blip < w , , ,„. . .«« ■ with 9-inch borders, gilts and glimmers,
11 limimig9 '1 ' • tit- ■n.,- 7 • •,/--. 1 Women's Oxford Ties, patent 1^ g"W includini? izark ffreen and reds »:■!
di i, v n , . . .... . J. Pois Mignon Bnlliante, a novelty waist- ( tins rpal SI 25 nnnlitip« /DC ? muuumg gam green ana reas. Ka
Black Juby Ruchingsm all ( the popular Ji n the very latest shades in stripes, J>.: *ipß 'real *L^ qualities..,... * %*%* Thursday, per r011..............JE^V
widths, Liberty Silk Ruffhngs, Shir- ]! dots and figures usually 26c 4g£ ' !; Women's Julia Marlowe Oxford, elastic We sell Floor Shine.
redAllovers, Gold Embroidered AH- «| one day s ' -J ' IVC $in front and sides, vici kid BA v
opers, Laces, Appliqeus, Braids, But- |; «T ****#* '"'" ••*••* < and dark tan. $2 qualities M* ■ "Otf [email protected]@llf
tons, all at lowest prices. < Ullflf^fli UanArtmAlif !' w > c tt ai iW-*-" '"' ■•••••■■■•■■■ .
% V|lllwal ftfUllal llllGill > Women 8 Serge House Slip- '&&%*% Before you buy come and v Nji-m, Af i«Z/
Special-Gold or silver P end- I K,[i 4 . gold filled f rame , guaranteed 15 !j pers at only IJfC | 'lZ^ASr^o%Xl l «»
ants for L'Aiglon belts, dozen, itfli ;1 years; solid gold bridge, and ends; large !• Queen Quality-That famous shoe for j! £ riSciffisr.! lhS» PeSSS!S
Handkerchiefs j; eye fitted with No. I quality Periscopic :: women, every kind of leather; all the j! a?;;i^
iiHHURSi VIIIOI9 . ,i Lens; regular price $4; fl^| BA < very newest shapes, over GO 4^^ '' theclt>- Prices range from --^ l^^i |||^
Hemstitched Lawn Handkerchiefs with !' for this 0nce.......... 9""(f" < styles. A11^..................?J'*S > gt**o% ** M m /M \^T itS
:.tr! OT.:^b^ re:. 80.r my:.3« i; Boys' Clothing |j Millinery Dept. $10 PTOS4S 4fgfc>
Rlklffi' Pkllflr All's Ua# Rah 4<! v % Knee Pant Sale. " i| Thursday morning we will put on sale !' Indiana Hardwood Refrigerators with dry air circuia-
BOyS, Ummren S Hat Uept. ,; an ts-A big lot Of good serviceable, ;;., one lot Of Trimmid Short Backed Sail- |! w -^«eH guarantee given with everyone; 4 sizes,
Children's Straw Novelties—Play Sail- .[ dark or light colors, 4to 15 QjK^ -5 ors—trimmed with flowers and new special... £,?■<* £°- R ° >;«•» .^° = ft
ors, Mexicanos, dress sailors, all colors, ',; years, ;' special... ;:V T... dfiafiPfJ < drape cloth effect with gold . stripe— <I f^^ : i: *^ i awn m O w" s -fuii line
straw, splendid 50c value. ABa I' 1 Pants—A great bargain, all colors, all < made to sell at $3.00. AOa (' of the'celebrated Phiia-
Yours • AifU j! sizes, 4to 15 years, some Qg-^ Thursday price.. ....51116 J; ■■^TSJHP^SIS^K^awn
Boys' School Caps 10c to $|,00 J. worth 50c, 5pecia1.......... %9Ul* i A Lovely Sailor in all colors, EQ A *jjM ■ KSnKkTs'ffS£S£
Girls' Sailors 25c to $1.50 S Pants—Only a small lot of ; pants, dark !; For Thursday .1........ O*f J. J| B^ to'°°" special,
Tarns .......25C to $2.50 !; c l olor^ the won't last all " tjklm 5We also have another lot of those love- 1 • WiWMP^ silas $2.48 $2.68
_ _ (' day, 4to 14 years, at H«b2'®9' > lv rtattprns to plokp- yon pnnlrln'r liny ' i Dewey Philadelphia Lawn Mower, with 4 blades; a
Unit* nont ,' ■*. ■..-■., - - i „ '• ■' }J PaUern® ,Cl?■? U"^ 21 a-' l! r-.UgltgiMeMowerln every respect; worth to $5.00.'
a* «, ■■■■■, rug 'S ft, p^ , :i '- Photograph ; Bept. ' -:■ *»i»«-b«'»»»««»«.$|o ; ■•" ■:--."-«Si-S&-- £&>
HaSJ^S&tto^KA^ iiLittle Photos,tal^and bunted on j,., gj^ O^H^.p,,.^^,^^. 7<}
troduce IBIj , <'' neat embossed Card. XA A '! I\IU «IIU¥O9 ; 1 1 Universal Garden Hose, never sold for less TT3-»
Park, D^U'&'^B Euthymal Tooth c doZen i 1 1"" i; >H <2T^2r!!r t"i-i^
Paste(for the teeth); regular |O ft Other sizes .$ 1.48, $I.9Band9Bc I^^^ ISafflSJSSrSfcift-- V^"
price 25c. Special I*J3i# ( ; Eight-ounce developer for * A. < ageairomnuing, out none me worse , cutto ........,!...:..;..:......... ID©
ColgateeLa France Rose Per- *%WT !;. plates or paper, worth 35c...... *flp : ;> for every day wear, values^sLso,j; ft Watering Pots, made of heavy tin.
vxjigaiee uarranee nose rer- dfrtj© '! r I L A J < g O0" Sizes and Colors. Spe- f*flf»S M AJ six sizes, Trorth to 50c
8-oz. bottle Florida Water ....8c < ' ' i" 83I»18| «nOIIS > We'reserve" the' right to 'limit' quantity. \ \HBr V«J*° 16^J^ 23°
■ . ■■ is I m ' ■ "' -Del *:s —Patent leather, seal grain, lined $ tt _ •■-.,-■ I' ■ f« 10 7 T
Art needlework [email protected] ;: and stitched, shape belts, %mm \ Umbrßilas :: DePt Jw-
TO . i tt . T . n \ „. 1! Worth 39c, Choice ISPIS ',:-,- ->. , , ,>i ii > v „ O/ , . ,«I Boys' Velocipedes, slightly >^fIsLJJp
lo inch Union Linen Center Pieces,; < ■» 1 t a- >^i vi j!V „v i. '• Ladies best Carolla Umbrellas, 26-inch 1 shop worn,assorted qq a Aft Ty^ __
violets, strawberries, forget-me- Q size, all new handle, made right in |; E°E^^S /lfe©\
.roses; value 20c, and:Llnens^i;; worth to $ .23* 50-r^^^--.-"^® 0!; S?^ $2.48 I^^W
White Boodßand Linens ishs-^ iimaV- .; \(U^^
Dimities-Worth to 10c yard, m~ LlllingS !; fflSglQllS SBSBSgh i-n^ress ag ons
quantity limited .i#W J. Black Silk Hercerized Italian Cloth, \ Remants of 5-inch Taffetas, Novelty !; /^j^M^f^^ mo?e ivSln Se°whe Te!
India Linens, sheer quality, "Ti^k !• very heavy quality, worth 35c, 4A A < Wash Taffetas and best Gros , £%*<* !' k7^^^yv77v7 than other makes,, cut
worth 12Jc yd, quantity limited /2© j| Thursday special HIC |; Grain, worth to 50c yard 516 thi S^fe%?na!rs f]e es:s9c
Vancouver route and constituted the daily
ferry between the two largest cities of British
Columbia. It also owns and runs a number
of other steamers, built primarily as freight
ers. While these are good, serviceable steam
ers, they are not well adapted for passengers.
The new management assumed charge the Ist
of the present month, and announces that on
May 1 It will put on two first-class passenger
steamers between Victoria 7 and Skaguay, to
leave every fi v.c j days; also, " that;. the service
on the west coast .and ■ Fra«er river 1 will be
improved. It is stated that two fast Ameri
can steamers have . been purchased, ; one . of'
which will .be put on the- Vancouver route,
making the daily run to Victoria ,>_. in four
hours. .';■ "■'; VS:,^-; -'CvcJ-*-:- v^^'v-^v. 1 /? '
For the past six 'months there have been
two daily steamers running between Victoria
and Seattle, and it is eaid another -will be put
on the early part of next month. The low
fares have resulted in a large increase of
travel. The average number of passengers
carried per day has exceeded 100 each way.
THE MO.-PAC. SCHEME
Russell Save Say* It la a Go and
Will Succeed.
New York, April 24.—The Herald says:
Plans for the development of the Mis
souri Pacific system, which George J.
Gould has had under his immediate
charge, have received the unanimous in
dorsement of the directors. It is now in
dicated that not only will this system
have an outlet to the Pacific coast over
the Union Pacific lines which will be fur
nished by its control of the Rio Grande
Western, but it will have a southerly out
let to the coast over the Southern Pacific
lines. Russell Sage announces that the
project of building a line from El Paso,
Texas, which is reached by the Texas &
Pacific, also incidentally by the Mexican
Central, to Santa Fe, N. M., would be
carried through. This means not only the
paralleling of the Atchison line between
those two cities, but opportunity to con
nect with the Mexican Central, which will
Fortune Awaits a Poor Miner
Special to The Journal.
Calumet, Mich., April 24.—Martin Reddington, a surface employe at the Tamarack
Junior branch of the Osceola mine, has fallen heir to a fortune of $250,000. He re
ceived word this week from an attorney at Roscommon, Irelasd, that a rich relative
had died and bequeathed to him this amount. Reddington expects to leave for Ire
land in a few days to claim his Inheritance.
TBffi MnSnSTKAl yUI J IS JOtruNAE.
carry its traffic straight up over the Union
Pacific, by way of the Oregon Short Line
to Portland, Oregon.
Rock Inland Changes.
Chicago, April 24.—The following changes
in the operating department were announced
yesterday by the Rock Island:
A. J. Hitt, general superintendent, to be
general manager, with headquarters at Chi
cago. W. M. Hobbs, superintendent of lines
east of the Missouri river, to be general
superintendent of the system at Chicago. W.
H. Stillwell, superintendent of lines west of
the Missouri rivei, to be superintendent of
lines east of the river, at Davenport. C. H.
Hubbell, superintendent Chicago terminals,
to be superintendent of lines west of Missouri
river, at Topeka.
Scientific Expeditions.
The Soo during the summer will establish
a series M personally conducted scientific ex
peditions to Newfoundland and Labrador,
each excursion to consume forty-seven days.
The trip will cost $375, and includes railroad
and steamship fare, meals and berths on train
and all expenses to the Pan-American expo
sition.
Surveyors in the Field.
Duluth, Minn., April 24.—A ! company was
recently organized to build a railroad from
Virgina,'Minn., to Koochiching, Minn., to be
known as the Duluth; Virginia & Rainy River
Railroad company. It •is now announced j
that ; contracts for the {construction of fifty i
miles of the line will be awarded about June
1. Two crews of , surveyors 'will be put ■in
the.field at once by W. H. Cook of Duluth,
who is president of the new railroad cor-'
poration. 'v>^
Thousands of Homeseekers.
Fully 1,200 homeseekers. passed through the
twin , cities yesterday, and -, this morning the
various roads were counting upon caring for
2,000 • more to-day. : The * Northern Pacific
and the Great Northern, sent their trains out
yesterday in two heavy sections. Last even
ing extra coaches were in demand. The Soo
road's trains were also overcrowded. ■
$400,000 in Fines.
Omaha, April 24.—1n the federal court yes-
arguments in a euit brought by the Chicago,
Rock Island & Pacific Railway company, in
which it is sought to restrain the state board
of transportation from collecting fines im
posed on account of an alleged violation of
the Nebraska maximum freight law passed in
1893. Suits were brought in the Thayer
county court and in the Nebraska supremo
court to recover $4ti0,000 from the railroad,
and to haVe a temporary injunction issued re
straining the collection of this money.
Railroad Notes.
General Manager Hanna of the Canadian
Northern railway passed through the twin
cities yesterday, en route home to Winnipeg
from a trip to the east. He is convinced
that fhe Canadian parliament will ratify the
deal and expects to see his company operat
ing the Manitoba lines of the Northern Pa
eiflc within a few months.
Discontent among the twin city-Chicago
lines seems to be growing. There are rumors
of sly cutting in passenger rates that may
lead to an open rate war.
A surveying party of the Chicago, Milwau
kee & St. Paul railway arrived at Farming
ton, Minn., yesterday and will commence at
once on making the final survey for the pro
posed Mankato branch. It was reported
also that the grading crews of the Burlington,
Cedar Rapids & Northern road have received
orders to cease grading at Rosemount and
commence at Parmington instead.
At a meeting of the board of directors
of the Erie Railroad company, held
yesterday, E. B. Thomas was elected I
chairman of the board; K. D. Underwood,
president; J. A. Middleton, second vice pres
ident, to take effect May 1, 1901. J. W.
Platt was elected treasurer and L. D. Smith
, assistant secretary, to take effect at once.
Mr. Underwood was also elected a director
to fill a vacancy.
The Minneapolis & St. Louis road will
change its Sunday lake schedule next Sun
day, running trains through to Minnetonka
Bay, instead of to Excelsior only. The morn
ing train will leave Minneapolis at 7:50 and
the afternoon train will depart at 6:15, in
stead, of 5:10 as now. Returning, trains will
leave Tonka Bay at 7 and Excelsior at 7:09
p. ni.
The lack of a quorum, according to a Bos
ton special, alone prevented the official an
nouncement of the Burlington-Northern Pa
cific-Great Northern deal yesterday.
C. P. Rorbach, general agent for the Bur
lington, Cedar Rapids & Northern, is in the
city arranging to open up city ticket and
freight offices. The Minneapolis office will
be in the building occupied by Kennedy
Brothers, near Nicollet and Fourth street.
Judge Elliott in the circuit court at Mil
waukee yesterday decided that Bayfleld coun
ty, Wisconsin, cannot evade the payment of
the $30,000 bonus to the Bayfleld & Western
railway because the road was not entirely
completed at midnight Nov. 30, 1899.
L.EAU—Bender's park was sold to Otto P.
Grantz for $25,000 cash. There are •lxfy
four acres, which adjoin the large block of
ground recently purchased by the Hidden
*"ortuue company, of Denver.
Chicago Is Now an Ocean Port
Mmw York Sun Samol*! Servian.
Chicago,^ April 24.—For the first time in the history of Chicago officials of the local
custom house will, to-day muster a crew and sign papers for a cargo designed for all
water shipment-, to a European port. *-"■;
--; . The collector, Colonel William Perm Nixon, and his force will board the North
western when it reaches the Rush street bridge on its way down the river. Friday
the proceedings will be duplicated in the case of the Northman and during the next
month more ships will -undergo the government inspection. ?--*. ■*'•-"*.-',-;'"■
Thus, Chicago will be classed by the authorities at Washington as one of
America's i ocean -'ports. ,' r .-, ' . • ;-' •• •.: ■
The Northwestern has a cargo of agricultural implements, packing house products
and miscellaneous manufactures. At Buffalo a large quantity of wheat will be dis
charged, lightening the vessel to twelve feet, to pertnit passage through the Welland
and other canals and the shallows of the St. Lawrence river. At Montreal the
Northwestern will load down again with grain.
TEXASJHL
Six oil wells near Beaumont, Texas, all within a radius
of one mile, produce six times as much oil per day as all the
oil wells in California combined, and more than twice as
much as those of Pennsylvania.
Whese great wells are all within one and one-half mile
from flic property of the Saratoga Oil and Pipe Line Co. One
of them, the Beatty well, sold the other day for $1,250,000,
. and is only a little over one-half mile from the well now
being drilled by this company.
The Saratoga Oil and Pipe Liiie Co. own leases on 1,027
acres of oil land in the vicinity of Beaumont, Texas, and is
incorporated under the laws of the state of Texas, with a
capital stock qf $1,000,000 fully paid and non-assessable, and
offers a limited amount of stock for sale at 25c per shaye, par
value of $1.00, but does not sell less than 100 shares. I Send
for prospectus today. Address all communications and make
checks, drafts and money orders payable to the SARATOGA
OIL & PIPE LINE CO., 415 Northwestern Building, Minne
apolis, Minn.
WEDNESDAY EVENING, APKIL 24, 1901.
H rae^lFr^l ililffljl
[jpTH^ESTERIfffi
BJjLjcrsiTßM'. & O. RY —r-^-JJ
Ticket offlct, 418 Nlcollet At., Phone, 240 Mala
+Kx. Sun. Others daily. Leave Arrive
Badger State Express— > \ ~ 7 sBO • 10:45
Chi'go, Milw'kee.Madlson j am pm
Chicago—Atlantic Express,. 10:40 pm il:5» am
Chicago— Fast Ma 11.:...../.' 6:25 pm 9:00 am
North-Western Limited—) 7:30 8:15
Chi'go, Milw'kee.Madlson J pm am
Wausau.F.duLsc.Greenßay 6:25 pm 9:00 am
Duluth. Superior. Ashland.. +8:10 am t5:20 pm
Twilight Limited— * ) 4:00 10:30
Duluth, Superior, Ashland ), pm : pm
SuCity, Omaha, wood.. 17:10 am 8:00 am
Elm ore, Algona, DesMoines t7:10. am t8:05 pm
St. James. New Ulm, Tracy 9:30 am 8:05 pm
Omaha Express— • > 9:30 8:05
Su. City, Omaha, Kan. City 5 ;. am • pm
New Ulm, E1m0re........"...; 4:20 pm 10:35 am
Fairmont, St. Jame5.,:..:..; 4:20 pm 10:35 ana
Omaha Limited— . ' ■ ) ■ 8:00 8:00
Su.Clty, Omaha, Kan. City ): pm | am
Milwaukee &^^^®
St. Paul Ky. '^**^**Qsßlß
! Office, 328 Nic. Phone 122. Milwaukee Depot.
Leave. | «Da»y. fExcept Sunday. | Arrive.
• 7:soam Chicago, La Crosse.Milw'kee *10:60pm
• 3:oopm Chicago.La Crosse.Milw'kee •12:30pm
• Chicago.La Crosse.Milw'kee • 3:2opm
*2:3opm Chicago-Pioneer limited *B;2oam
• 3:4spm!Chc'go, Faribault, Dubuque|*lo
t 3:oopm .Red Wing and Rochester.lf 12:30pm
t 7:6oam LaCrosse, Dub., Rk. IslandjflO:£'Jpm
• 7:soam Northfield, Faribo, Kan. Cy * 6:lspm
t9:/H)am... Ortonviile, Milbank ... t 6:4opm
• 7:35pm Ortonviile, Aberdeen, Fargo* 6:soam
1 t 6:aOpmj.Northfleld, Faribo, Austin. tlO:O0aiq
Office, 300 Nic. Phone, Main 860. Union Depot
[Leave. | *Ex. Sunday. Others Dally.| Arrive.
• 9:ooam St. Cloud, Fer.Falls, Fargo • s:lopm
• 9:ooam .. "Willmar, via St. Cloud .. • s:lopm
9:3oam Flyer to Mont, and Pac. Co I 2:Oopin
• 9:4oam jWillmar, SuF.,Yan.,Su City • s:o2pm
• s:lopm|Elk River,Mllaca,Sandst'ne * 9:4oam
• s:o7pm].Wayzata and Hutchinson. • B:soam
7:4opm Fargo, Gd. Forks, Winnipeg 7:lsam
9:oopm .-.Minn, and Dak. Express.. 7:ooam
EASTERN MINNESOTA. "
• 9:2oam „.Duluth, West Superior... l* 6:oopm
11:50pm ...Duluth, West Superior...! 6:loam
Sleeper for 11:50 train ready at • p. m.
/^n^s. TICKET OFFICE
fer/jss2\ 19 Nlcollet Block.
I AAV,.) Hilwaska* Station, Uin&iapolii.
Yv£«fcs^W Union Station, St. Paul.
X*L.CVCf<& Dining »nd Pullman Sleeping: Cars on
Winnipeg and Coast Trains.
*Dally. «Eicept Sunday. Leave .. Arrive
Pltifls Ext. Fargo, Jamestown,
Helena, Butte, Mlßsonla, Spo- Q2CA *1 1)0•
. kane,Tacoma,Seatt!e.Portland CI.UUy I ,£Um
EiisJikkia. Zip. Fargo,Fergus ._
K»!l», Wahpeton, Crookaton. *9 XAP C /fl*
Od. Forks, Srafton, Winnipeg •"... O.lUu ■ 0. lU M
Fargo ill Ls«eb. Lakt Local, St. _'
Cloud. Brainerd, Walker, tV CCd fC OftP
_B«mldJt, £argo I. O.OOh U.LVii
'Duluth Short Line" j '
DULUTH & ! J|-lg» ;|]S»
__ -SUPERIOR 1»i0.30g tjjgg
Minnneaptlis & St. Lsuls R. R.
Office Nic House. Phone 225. St. Louis De?D:.
Leave. | * Dally, t Ex. Minday. | Arrive.
j9:35 Nijvv short LiNd to -j-6:SO
' - OMAHA, WS
'* m* AND DBS nOINES. *' ttl*
Waterloo, Cedar Rapids,
19:35 am Chicago, Kansas City. t6:50 p-n
♦7:35 pm Chica?o&St. Louis Ltd. *8:05 am
t»:l0 am New Ulm-St. James, * 10:06 am
•5:35 pm Sherburne &Estheivlile ts:il pm
t9:io am vyatertown&Storm Lake t5:ll pm
Chicago Great Western Ry.
"The Maple Leaf Route."
City Ticket Office, sth & Nicoilet, Minneapolis.
Depot: Washington & 10th Ay«. S.
+Ex, Sunday; others daily, j [epye FOf | Mil Ff'3.l
Kenyon, Dodge Center," 7:40 ami 10:35 pm
Oelweln, Dubuque, Free- 7:35pm! 8:25 am
port, Chicago and East.. 10:45 pm| 1:25 pm
Cedar Falls, Waterloo.Mar- 10:00 am 8:00 pm
j> shall town, Dcs Moinea, 7:35 pm 8:25 am
I St." Joseph. Kansas City 10:45 pm 1:25 pm
Cannon Falls, Red Wing, I 7:40 am I flO: 35 pm
. Northfleld Faribault, 6:30 pia 10:25 am
Waterville, Mankato. [ j
j Mantorville Local ........| 6:30 pm| 10:25 am
Minneapolis, St Paul & Saiiit St& Marie
Office, 119 Guaranty Building. Telephone 1341.
Depot, 3d and Washington Avea S.
Leave. | »Dally. tExcept - Sunday, | Arrive.
• 9:45am1.... Pacific Coast Points....l* 6:lspm
» 6:3opml...Atlantic Coast Points. 9:Soas»
- Depot &tli and Washington Ayes. N.
1 T 6:15pmj.... Glen wood Express ....It B:4sam
j t8:,9&am|...: Rhinelander Local || 6:ospm
Bnrlin nn s?ftilf •• ■ ' Office, 414 Nicoiiet.
, PuTimgton noaia* 'ph One 54 j. Union Uep3i
! Leave forj Terminal Points. |Ar. Iroid
7:4oam .Chicago — Except Sunday. IT3opia
7:4oaml.St. Louis—Except Sunday.
7:2opm'|Chic. and St. Louis. Daily B:2sam
WISCONSIN CENTRAL RAILWAY CO.
' Office, 230 Nlcollet. Phone 1936. Union depot.
: Leave. | 1 All Trains Dally. | ArrtveT
j ..Chicago and Milwaukee..! BTsoim
7:ospm ..Chicago and Milwaukee..! s:3spra
Wlki i«u patronize
The Norm American
Telegraph Co.,
You encourage competition
and foster a Minneapolis
enterprise.
PROMPT AND
RELIABLE
SERVICE.
PROPOSALS FOR INDIAN SUPPLlES—DE
partment of the Interior, Office of Indian Ar
fairs, Washington, D. C, March 7, 1901.—
Sealed proposals indorsed "Proposals for
blankets, woolen and cotton goods, clothing
etc.," as the case may be, and directed to the
Commissioner of Indian Affairs, Xos. 77 and
79 Wooster street, New York city, will be re
ceived until 1 o'clock p. m. of Tuesday,
May 7, 1901, fo» furnishing for the Indiaa
service, blankets, wocien and cotton goods,
clothing, notions, hats and caps. Bids must
be made out on government blanks. Sched
ules giving ail necessary information for bid
ders will be furnished on application to the
Indian office, Washington, D. C.; N'os. 77 and
79 Wooster street, New York city; No. 12oS
Howard street, Omaha, Neb.; No. 235 John
son street, Chicago, 111., or the commissary
of subsistence, U. S. A.. St. Louis, Mo. Bids
will be opened at the hour and day above
| stated, and bidders are Invited to be present
jat the opening. The' department reserves the
i right to determine the point of delivery and
to reject any and all bids or any part of
any bid. W. A. Jones, Commissioner.
HiLLAND-AMERIU LINE
New York-Hotterdaru.YU iioulogas-sur-Mer.
Twin-Screw S. S.. 10,500 tons, •TATEMfIAIf
Saturday, April '^7, lo a. m. •I*l CMJAm
Twiu-Seiew S .8., 12.5U0 tons. DATC fllM
Saturday. May 4,10 a. m. rU I * HAM
MAASI>AM Sat. May 11. 10 A. M.
Holland-America Line, 39 Broadway, N. Y.
86 La Salle <t, Chicago, 111. Bracks * Ek
man, Gen. Nor.-West Pas*. Agta.. 121 Sd at.
Minneapolis Minn.

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