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THE MINNEAPOLIS JOURNALS
PRICE TWO CENTS.
THE COURTS OF HENNEPIN ARE BECOMING A TERROR TO EVILDOERS
GOTHAM GRIP
LOOSENING
No Longer Monopolizes the
Export Trade.
NEW ORLEANS' ADVANCE
She and Galveston Becoming Chief
Exporting Centers.
WHY N. Y. IS RETROGRADING
Mult Ports. It Is Believed. Will Yet
Get All the Mississippi
Valley Business.
Frotn 7%* Journal Bureau. Room #£. Pott
Building, Washington.
Washington, June 12.—The fact that New
York is gradually losing her hold upon the
export trade of this country is now a
matter of official knowledge in Washing
ton, as is the further fact that New Or
leans and Galveston are making rapid
etridea forward as exporting .centers.
Very recently in these dispatches refer
ence was made to several new lines of
steamships which are to ply between gulf
ckies and European ports, and to the ef
fort which is to be made by the owners
of theee lines, aided by the cities in ques
tion, to divert the export trade of the
upper Mississippi valley, which now goes
largely via New York, to the southern
route. Since that arti/ele was published
some additional information bearing upon
the subject has been secured through gov
ernment sources. The treasury bureau of
statistice, in its latest bulletin, notes
"the growing disposition of our exporters
to distribute through the ports south of
New York a part of the export trade which
formerly passed through that great city."
During litOO the bulletin says that New
Orleans has taken second rank as an ex
porting port, displacing Boston, which for
many years occupied that place; and then
it adds:
The gulf ports increased their exporta
tions materially during 1900, especially in
cotton, wheat and flour. Galveston increased
her exports over those of the year before
about $7,000,000, and New Orleans increased
htra about $28,000,000.
For several years the business men of
New York have been noting a gradual
falling off in trade, and numerous devices
have been contrived to prevent it, but
without success. First, the railways were
importuned, and with, some success, to
establish rates which would still further
emphasize their friendliness for that city.
Next a series of excursions was under
taken, for the purpose of bringing to New
York Uie merchants from the principal
towns of the eastern states. This idea
seemed at first to promise good results,
and the scope of the plan was so extended
as to reach as far west as Illinois and
Kentucky, merchants being either given
free transportation, or greatly reduced
rates, and some sort of especial enter
tainment at the clubs while in New York.
But in spite of all that could be done, the
decline in trade continued, until now it
is an admitted fact everywhere. The fol
lowing paragraph from the bulletin of the
bureau of statistics states this loss con
cretly as follows:
A study of the percentage which each of the
principal ports handled of the commerce of
the country in 1900, compared with preceding
years, develops some Interesting facts. Be
ginning with the port of New York, it is
lound that it handled only 47.03 per cent of
the foreign commerce of the country, against
52.5 per cent in IS9O, 51.4 per cent in 189G,
and 48 per cent in 1897. The loss is principal
ly in exportations, which in 1900 were but
57.21 per cent of the total exportations of the
country, as against 41.3 per cent in 1894.
While New York has been steadily los
ing ground as an exporting center, Phila
delphia has been stationary. For five
years last passed there has been no ma
terial increase or decrease in her foreign
trade. Baltimore, on the other hand, has
been Increasing her foreign trade, as have
Newport News on the Atlantic coast and
New Orleans and Galveston on the gulf
coast. i
It is claimed by men who have carefully
studied trade questions that the gulf ports
are eventually to take care of all of the
export business of the Mississippi valley
as far north as Minneapolis and St. Paul,
and that the drainage canal out of Chi
cago will open up a great region directly
tributary to that city and make it also
tributary to the gulf by water route. In
this connection comes the suggestion that
nothing of this kind can happen without
bringing about a sturdy revival of steam
boating on the Mississippi, and that with
that revival will come the recrudescence
of the numerous small Mississippi river
cities In Illinois, lowa and Missouri.
■which started out so finely many years
ago, before the days of tne railroads, but
have been on the decline ever since the
railroads came. Wonderful transforma
tions of other kinds will also doubtless
come in the wake of a movement from
New Orleans and Galveston much as was
described in a recent article in this col
umn. The cities of the gulf seem to be
in earnest, and if they are, in a few years
there will be business for a number of
nerv lines of ocean steamers in addition
to those which are to begin operations
this year.
A movement to utilize the Mississippi
river in a large way as an outlet from
the heart of the continent to the gulf
for grain, flour, machinery and other
goods designed for the export trade, will
Eppeal very strongly to every manufactur
ing city in the great valley, and to every
farmer. St. Louis, Chicago and the twin
cities will especially be interested. A
few years ago, when agents from Galves
ton and New Orleans first visited the
north, talking up the gulf as the logical
ocean outlet for the Mississippi valley,
they were received with a mixture of in
credulity and good will, northern people
thinking the scheme as outlined possible
jf realization, but hardly probable. They
were friendly to it, however, and said
that they would gladly do anything they
could to help it along. And there the
public agitation ended for the time being.
About the time of the Galveston flood
matters were reaching a point where de
velopments were expected, but the flood
•ielayed them. During the last two years,
however, there has been a steadily grow
ing line of export business in New Or
No U. S. Envoy to the Vatican
Mmw Ymrk Sun Spool ml Smr-vloo
Rome, June 12.—The pope gave another audience to Cardinal Gibbons, Tuesday.
The cardinal explained that the United States could not constitutionally accredit an
envoy to the Vatican, as the republic does not acknowledge a state religion, and does
not recognize the diversity of Christian confessions.
leans, as the official figures tell us, and
with the rebuilding of Galveston it is
expected thaf some definite propositions
will be m^de to the people of the north
ern states, covering rates of transporta
tion and such other advantages as the
southern export cities will be able to
offer. The railroads running to gulf cities
from SL Louis and Kansas City, it Is
said, are favorable to the plan here out
lined, for they would Immensely add to
their business as the result of it. The
rl*er in the meantime would perhaps
carry the larger part of the traffic and at
the same time serve as a freight equal
izer. And so 'here seems to be in process
of for'taticji a commercial confederacy
of ihe Mississippi valley states, north
and south, to favor each other at the ex
pense of New York, oa the export trade.
IS THERE Assistant Secretary
-of the Treasury
ILLEGAL Taylor has directed
one of the immigrant
IMMIGRATION? inspectors now in
the northwest to
make a special inspection along the Ca
nadian border from Michigan to Washing
ton state to ascertain whether there is
any truth in the reports that immigrants
are coming in at points in those states
contrary to law. The secretary himself
does not place much credence in the re
ports. An inspector was stationed in
northern Minnesota for five months last
year and there was so little for him to
do that his services were dispensed with.
Since that time there has been a renewal
of complaints which the secretary de
termined to have investigated in order to
satisfy complaints and the departments
that there is no ground on which to base
such charges.
—W. W. Jermane.
Washington Small Talk.
E. B. Fritz was to-day appointed postmas:er
at Nieveen, Charles Mix county, S. D.
The controller of the currency has author
ized the Farmers' National bank of Alexan
dria, Minn., to begin business with a capital
of $25,000. Tollef Jacobaon is president and
Andrew Jacobson cashier.
PREPARED FOR WAR
National Metal Trades Association
Appropriates $500,000.
MACHINISTS TO BE COMBATTED
Employer* Are Perfecting Tbeir Or
ganization and Evince a De
termined Spirit.
New York, June 12.—The convention of
the National Metal Trades association
continued its session to-day. The closing
hours of the convention are being de
voted to the completion of organization
and the final arrangement of plans de
signed to strengthen the hands of the man
ufacturers in their fight against the strik
ing machinists. The sum of $500,000 raised
by assessment is to be placed at the dis
posal of a strike committee to be used
in behalf of the employers. That commit
tee is constituted as follows: William
Schwanhausner, Brooklyn; John W. Young,
Milwaukee; S. W. Watkins, Milwaukee;
Charles Bliss, Ansonia; N. B. Payne, El
mira; W. B. Sayle, Cleveland; Thomas E.
Durban, Erie; William E. Lodge, Cincin
nati and E. W. Gilbert, Scranton. Asked
as to the use of this fund, W. J. Chalmere,
chairman of the press committee said:
What Chalmers Says.
I suppose we will use it as the strikers
do, to support their fellows, pay pickets and
meet other expenses We used $166,000 in
the Cleveland strike, where we paid some
men a bonus of $4 a day. There are millions
more if they are needed. We have just re
ceived a telegram from the Pacific coast
pledging 114 out of 135 firms to membership.
We have delegates from San Francisco, Seat
tle and Portland and the west is with us.
We are gratified to receive their support. We
know nothing of a conciliation committee
from Toronto or elsewhere and no man not
a member will get a hearing before us. Wa
seek no trouble but propose to protect our
interests and industry. We are perfecting
district organizations which will be in a
.measure independent, but all the members
will be in the national association and we
will work back and forth in Harmony. We
regard the outlock as satisfactory and are
elated at the support we are getting.
We are suffering no losses arising from de
lay on contracts which we were fulfilling at
the time our machinists struck* for all of our
contracts contain a strike clause releasing us
from liability.
Question of Hours.
The convention will this afternoon dis
pose of the important question of hours
of labor. Just before recess a committee,
consisting of W. Grant King of Buffalo,
F. H. Stillman of New York and J. M.
Frink of Seattle, was named to report on
the subject. The committee spent the
recess in executive session. Sentiment on
the subject of hours is diversified. There
are advocates of a universal nine-hour
day, friends of a ten-hour day, with five
hours off on Saturdays, and a radical
party that is for a straight ten-hour day
through the entire week.
It is understood that the question of
wages will be left entirely in the haAds of
individual employers and that no labor or
ganization will be recognized.
WHAT THEY SAY
Machinists Think: It In Necessary to
Emphasize Certain Words.
Referring to the correspondence pub
lished in yesterday's Journal, the ma
chinists say that while they suggested
a joint conference committee the employ
ers insisted on a Joint committee with full
power to act. They make this statement
because they think that the employers are
trying to make the public believe that the
machinists were stubbornly opposed to any
friendly discussion or consideration of the
conflicting attitudes of the two parties to
the difficulty.
Referring to the long time that elapsed
between the letter of April 7 written in
behalf of the employers by Secretary A.
W. Strong, and the answer for the ma
chinists by Secretary J. D. Whipps, on
'May 16, the machinists point out that
the interval was the time between regu
lar meetings, and it was not until the
later meeting that an executive commit
tee with power to act for the machinists
was appointed.
The machinists think that it is neces
sary to emphasize certain words in the
second letter written to Secretary Whipps
by Secretary Strong before its full mean
ing can be grasped. Read in the light
of such emphasis they insist it assumes a
different aspect.
PAY DAY FOR NO. 91
Grand Lodge Sends ?1,000- Things
In Statue Quo Here.
The local machinists say they are not in
the least alarmed over the action of the
WEDNESDAY EVENING, JUNE 12, 1901.
Metal Trades association. If it is to be a
fight to a finish, well and good, say the
men who are thronging Alexander's hall
these days.
Oscar Anderson, president of the local
branch, said this morning:
To-day is pay day for our boys. We have
just received over $i,OOO from the grand
lodge, and the amount wili be immediately
apportioned to the members in good stand
ing. The married men will receive $6 and
the single men $4 a week.
I have Just returned from the meeting of
the Federation of Labor In Mankato. Hearty
resolutions, pledging support to the machin
ists, were passed. There were 260 delegates in
attendance and the gathering was one of the
most notable in the history of the federation.
As to the twin city firms that have be
come members of the Metal Trades asso
ciation, Mr. Anderson and other officers
said that the firms did not represent the
important employers of machinists in this
territory. However, A. W. Strong, sec
retary of the Twin City Association of
Employers, is authority for the state
ment that the Diamond, Twin City, Union
and Globe concerns have applied for mem
bership in the Metal Trades, and that the
fight must go on to a finish. Mr. Strong
received a telegram from 0. B. Kinnard,
president of the Twin City Association of
Employers, from New York to-day, which
reads as follows:
Jio CompromiNe.
"Utmost harmony prevails. 'No com
promise' is the slogan."
The local strikers say there is nothing
particularly terrifying in the fact that
large firms are joining the Metal Trades
association, as many of the firms have al-
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ready reached & settlement with their
men. •
A big crowd of machinists thronged
Alexander's hall all day, but the men ap
peared to be more interested in their
picnic to Spring Park next Sunday, June
16, than anything else just at present.
CUCKOO SONG
Mrs. Botha Is Credited With Exceed-
ins Smoothness.
London, June 12.—Peace in South Africa
is still a cuckoo song, although the echoes
come from many quarters. The most ef
fective peacemaker is probably the dis
creet wife of the Boer commander-in
chief, who has concealed her work in Lon
don and baffled the most enterprising
ngwsgatherers. While there is no authen
tft Information, it is generally believed
that she has delivered to Lord Milner or
to Mr. Chamberlain some messages from
General Botha and other leaders, and that
Mr. Kruger has also been consulted.
South African rumors respecting an ex
change of cable communications between
the Boer leaders and Mr. Kruger are less
credible. The surrender of the small
commando at Pietersburg is encouraging
the optimists to hope that the end is
close at hand, but the judgment of the
more experienced South Africans is that
the war will drag along for several
months, and that the only result of pre
mature peace negotiations will be the re
newal of pro-Boer agitation in England.
MINNESOTA TEMPLARS
I. O. G. T. Delegates Enjoy Them
selves at Taylors Falls.
Special to The Journal.
Taylors Falls, Minn., June 12.—The at
tendance upon the grand lodge, Good
Templars, was doubled by arrivals on the
noon train to-day. Forenoon and after
noon sessions were held for secret work
and conferring degrees. A banquet will
be given at Opera hall this evening. The
election of officers will be to-morrow.
Delegates are enjoying the beauties of the
park and the entertainment offered by the
local lodge.
GERMAN VOCALISTS.
New Orleans, June 12.—Professor J. Hanno
Deiler of this city, president of the North
American Saengerbund, has called a meeting
of the executive board of the Saengerbund
for June 24 at Buffalo, N. Y. The general
meeting of the delegates of the societies com
posing the organization is called for June
26 in German-American hall, Buffalo. Three
hundred delegates and over 3,600 singers from
all parts of the country are expected to at
tend the thirtieth saengerfest of the asso
ciation to be held in Buffalo June 24-26.
PLANS FOR WATERWORKS ACCEPTED.
Special to The Journal.
Brooklngs, S. D., June 12.—The test wells
which have been put down on the flat we3t
of the city demonstrate that there is an
abundant water supply for the city. The
general plans and specifications for the new
system of waterworks have been accepted.
DISAPPOINTING
FILIPINOS
Forthcoming Government for
the Archipelago.
FRANCHISE POSTPONED
President McKinley Thinks the
Islanders Not Ready,
COMING CIVIL GOVERNMENT
A Number of Ideas Advanced by
Judge Taft Are Rejected
at Washington, ,
Mmw York Sun Spaclmf Smrvlom
Washington, June 12.—When Secretary
Root returns from Buffalo some an-
CHAUNCEY'S LITTLE THIRD TERM JOKE.
The President and Party Do Not Smile Upon It.
nouncenient as to the scope and effect of
civil government that is to be allowed
in the Philppines will undoubtedly be
made. Before the secretary left Wash
ington he and the president held a num
ber of conferences at which the Taft
plan of civil government was discussed,
and it is understood on high authority
that Judge Taft's reports were subjected
to the closest scrutiny and radically al
tered. Judge Taft was in favor of a pop
ular form of government, not dissimilar
in its general features to the government
of the territories of the United States. He
recommended that all Filipinos who pay
a poll tax and who can read and write
shall be permitted to vote at municipal
elections. These recommendations are to
be cut out. The voting privilege is to be
confined to the land-holding classes and
to Americans who have settled in the
Philippines with a vague promise that
suffrage will be extended some time in
the future.
The president and the secretary of war
have reached the conclusion that the
archipelago is not sufficiently pacified to
justify the government in extending the
franchise to the masses of the people, and
in any event they do not think it would
be an act of good judgment on their part
to permit elections such as Judge Taft
suggests in view of the fact that it is
their intention to set up and maintain a
military oligarchy. The president is to
issue a proclamation covering the conclu
sions of the government, as it is conceded
in Washington that it will be a distinct
disappointment to the Filipinos, who have
been led to believe that civil government
of a broad and liberal character would
be introduced in the archipelago.
Appointed by Taft.
Manila, June 12.—The Philippine com
misison has passed an act creating four
teen judicial circuits. The following ap
pointments have been made by the Phil
ippine mission: General Mariano Triaz,
governor of Cavite; R. M. Shearser, treas
urer; Ambrosio Flores, governor of Rizal;
Captain James E. Hill of the Forty-sec
ond regiment, treasurer; Captain Jacob F.
Krebs of the Twenty-second regiment,
governor of Hauva Eoija; Lieutenant
Richard C. Day of the Thirty-fourth reg
iment, treasurer.
KNIGHTS OF HONOR.
Milwaukee, Wis., June 12.—The forenoon
session of the supreme lodge. Knights of
Honor, was taken up mainly with considera
tion of reports from the committees on cre
dentials and laws. Rhode Island's right to a
second representative in the supreme body
was recognized. The necrological report,
noting the deaths of Supreme Dictator John
P. Shannon of Georgia, Supreme Reporter B.
F. Nelson of St. Louis, William H. Stannis
of Connecticut and E. D. Branch of Vir
ginia, was made the special order for Fri
day evening.
HE COLLECTS FOR MONTANA.
Washington. June 12.—The president to-day
signed the commission of Edward H. Callis
ter as collector of Internal revenue for Mon
tana.
COLLEGE ISSUE IIP
Motions Now Pending Before the
Hauge Synod.
MINNEAPOLIS IN GOOD SHAPE
Rev. Mis Lohre May Be on the Com
mittee to Look Up a. Mew
Location.
Special to The Journal.
Jewell, lowa, June 12.—The committee
on school matters for the Norwegian
Hauge synod moved to rescind the de
cision of last year's annual meeting to
erect a new college building in Red Wing.
The committee further moved that a com
mittee be elected to confer with different
cities interested in securing the Red
Wing seminary, said committee to re
port at the next annual meeting. Other
matters crowded this motion aside, but
when it Is brought up for consideration
It is expected to be carried. When this
motion is passed the Minneapolis contin
gent feels confident of securing a place for
Rev. Mr. Lohre on the committee, and
if these plans are carried through, Min
neapolis has gained an important point.
A home missions superintendency was
created with salary of $1,000 and ex-
penses. The names of Rev. Mr. Sandoen
of Roland, lowa, and Rev. Mr. Oppen
dahl of Sacred Heart, Minn., have been
presented for this position. A person
whose name was withheld offered to en
gage the home misison pastor for north
western North Dakota and pay the salary
for a period "of two years. The offer was
accepted with thanks. It was decided that
Missionary Holveldt, who is taking a hos
pital course, in London, should have his
expenses paid from the mission Treasury
Dr. Holveldt will return to China after
completing his course.
*»"!?-* Allowing candidates will be or
noon for the ministry Thursday after-
T w' to Sf p-Simonaon, O. R. Riswold and
J. N. Walsted; Rev. Mr. Lund of Chicago
was admitted into the synod. The resl
-nation of Rev. Mr. Dahles. Lake Park
Minn., was accepted. '
Offers Will Be Received.
The future of Red Wing seminary was
considered again to-day and a motion wai
made to appoint a committee to receive
bids from different cities and report S the
next annual meeting. An attempt was
made to defeat this motion, but it was un
successful All indications tend to show
that a majority favors the plan of receiv
ing offers from different cities. Red Wing
has a delegation here to look after its in
terests and is making a desperate effort
to have work begun on a new building im
mediately. A religious topic is being dis
cussed his afternoon and the school ques
tion will be taken up at an extra session
CROOKSTON AHEAD
Takes Two First, in State Firemen's
Contests.
Special to The Journal.
Crookston, Minn., June 12.—The state
firemen were entertained during the late
hours yesterday and last evening in a
manner that was enjoyed by every dele
gate. Late in the afternoon two inter
esting races were pulled off in which run
ning teams from the Hallock, Crookston
and Bemidji departments contested A
service wet test was won by Crookston
in thirty-five seconds; purse $65- Be
midji was second, winning $35.' The hook
and ladder service test for the same sized
purses was won by the same contestants.
The evening was given up to band con
certs, dancing parties and receptions at
the residences of orivate citizens. To
day's business sessions have been inter
esting and the topics discussed are live
ones. Chief Runge, of Minneapolis, pre
sented a paper on the comparative merits
of straight and truss ladders and also
spoke interestingly on the subject. A
social session has been arranged for this
evening.
HALF OF TOWN GONE
Fire Takes a Part of Woodward's
Business Section.
Perry, lowa, June 12.—Fire at Wood
ward to-day destroyed nearly half of the
business portion of the town. Loss about
$30,000.
16 PAGES-FIVE O'CLOCK.
NORTHCOTT WANTS
NO SEVENTH TERM
Being Unanimously Re-elected to His Sixth
Successive Term He Makes a Statement
of His Intentions.
Dr. Gco. W. Rcilly Is Chosen a Director—Theo
P. Hopkins, His Illinois Opponent,
Badly Beaten.
•* %••••••••••••••««
: Woodman Program, :
: THIS EVENING. :
: Exemplification of the degree :
: work before the head camp by :
: Unity camp, 1561, St. Paul, at :
: Auditorium. :
: Reception to visiting Royal :
: Neighbors at Mrs. Longacker's, :
: 174 W. Congress street. :
: TO-MORROW. :
: Forenoon — Grand parade at 9 :
: o'clock sharp, of all Forester :
: teams, bands, Royal Neighbors la :
I floats, visiting and local Wood- :
: men. :
: Afternoon—Outing at state fair :
: grounds, midiway between St. :
: Paul and Minneapolis. Automo- :
: bile and motorcycle races; Fores- :
: ter and band contests for prizes. :
: Balloon ascension. :
: Evening — Woodmen minstrel :
: and vaudeville show. :
Woodmen Officers.
Head consul—William A. Northcott, Green
ville, 111., re-elected.
Head Clerk—Charles W. Hawes, Rock
Island, 111., re-elected.
Head Adviser—Dan B. Home, Davenport,
lowa, re-elected.
Head Banker—R. R. Smith, Brookfleld, Mo.
Head Escort—C. D. Elliott, Seattle, Wash.
Head Chaplain—Rev. James S. Churin,
Waupun, Wis.
Head Watchman—H. M. Smith, Richland,
Mo.
Head Sentry—Albert Bates, Minneapolis,
Minn.
Board of Directors—A. R. Talbot, Lincoln,
Neb.; Benjamin D. Smith, Mankato, Minn.;
E. E. Murphy, Leavenworth, Kan.; C. Y.
Saunders, Council Bluffs, Jtowa; George W.
Reilly, Danville, 111.
Board of Auditors—M. R. Carrier, Lansing,
Mich.; F. W. Parrott, Clay Center, Kan.;
A. N. Bost, Beloit, Wis.; E. B. Thomas, Co
lumbus, Ohio, and ""John Dentson, Clarion,
lowa.
William A. Northcott will retire from
his long service at the head of the Modern
Woodmen of America at the next biennial
convention, in 1903. He made the positive
statement this morning in accepting a
re-election for his sixth biennial term as
bead consul.
The election was unanimous, Heed Clerk
Hawes casting the full 639 votes for
Northcott.
As soon as the announcement was made
Head Consul Northcott stepped to the
front of the stage and said:
Northcott Withdraws.
Neighbors, you will pardon me if I say one
word of thanks. This is the sixth time the
distinguished honor has been *conf erred upon
me of being elected head consul of this or
der. I have been re-elected five times by
the unanimous vcte of our head camp. My
gratitudo for this honor cannot be expressed
in -words, I rise, not only to thank you for
this unanimous election, but to say to you
that in the discharge of my duties in con
nection with this office I had no ambition of
my life stronger than to see this a great or
der, nothing in my being stronger than that
ambition to see the Modern Woodmen of
America perpetuated. I see to-day a giant,
strong in every respect, and I want to see
it perpetuated, and it shall be my duty for
the next two years to make our system
absolutely and mathematically correct.
I want to devote two years to that great
subject I want the next two years to be
prolific in an organization and discussion
that will leave the Modern Woodmen of
America upon, an absolutely sound basis, and
I shall dedicate those two years, with all
my energy and ability, to that purpose. I
want to see it grow in the future as it has
in the past. I want to see this great system
of field work, which has been the admiration
of the world, perfected and completed in its
power and strength. And then, when you
gather in Indianapolis two years from now,
or Grand Rapids, or Saratoga Springs, or
wherever you may locate the head camp, I
want to bo able to face there the head camp
of the Modern Woodmen of America with the
fruit of that two years' work, and then,
neighbors, I shall hand tlie gavel of my
office to my successor.
I deem it proper for me to say now that
with this great body of representative men
you must look forward to its management,
and I feel that now is the time to say, with
out promise or obligation to anybody, with
a clear record with this order, with the
unanimous indorsement of this bead camp,
that the term you have given me, of two
years, will be my last, and I shall not again
be a candidate for head consul.
Cries of "No, no," followed the an
nouncement, and one delegate called out:
"We will settle that next time."
Opening of the Session.
Indianapolis, one of the candidates for
convention city, showed itself mindful of
the comfort of the delegates by distrib
uting fans this morning.
After invocation by the chairman, and a
song by the quartet, a resolution was
adopted on the death of Dr. R. A. Gllaspy
of LaPlata, Mo., who died while on his
way to the convention as a delegate.
Resolutions were offered and referred,
fixing Woodmen's memorial day at • May
30, providing that only delegates may
serve on committees, and referring the
question of admitting the prohibited cities
to the camps for popular vote. "^
f. F. B. Stan of Janesville, presented a
set of amendments, and tried to have them
adopted, this failed to secure a suspension
of the rules. •* .- :"""'•*, v
.* It was - now nearly ;10 : o'clock, and the
question of admitting the prohibited cities
was deferred until after ' election of of
ficers.
No Nominating Speeches. ..
. Nominating speeches Were dispensed
with. An attempt to secure a fifteen-min
ute recess - i( was ■ turned ,> down, : and A the
head camp ; plunged ; Immediately into ' the i
election • of officers. • Head Adviser Dan B. |
Home of Dav^utiort. luwa. took tha chair, i
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W. F. Albertson of Illinois nominated
William A. Northcott for head consul, and
no other nominations were made. The
head clerk was instructed to cast the
ballot of the camp for Northcott by a
unanimous vote. The head consul, in
thanking the head camp, made the speech
summarized above.
Head Clerk Hawes was re-elected for
the sixth time in the same manner on
motion of Mr. Jenkins of Nebraska.
For head adviser, Green of lowa nom
inated Dan Home of Davenport, lowa, the
present Incumbent. He was chosen by
unanimous vote. For head banker, Mr.
Swanger of Missouri nominated Robert
R. Smith of Brook-field, Mo. Senator T. V.
Knatvold of Albert Lea, the home of Mr.
Swanson, seconded Mr. Smith's nomina
tion. State after state seconded the nom
ination, and Mr. Smith was elected after
the approved manner, the head clerk cast
ing the full vote.
Head Physicians.
Head physicians were selected as fol
lows:
Illinois—Dr. Edward L. Kern.
lowa—Dr. John W. Lander.
Wisconsin—Dr. S. A. Armstrong of Boi
cobel.
Kansas—Dr. B. B. Jones.
Nebraska—Dr. E. L. Blair.
Minnesota —Dr. Thomas Lowe of Slayton.
Michigan—Dr. Frank W. Martin.
South Dakota—Dr. Alfred W. Hyde.
North Dakota— Dr. John W. Sifton.
Missouri—Dr. John R. Boyd.
Indiana—Dr. C. C. Wolf.
Ohio—Dr. Francis A. Smith.
West Virginia—C. T. Taylor.
Pennsylvania—Dr. G. T. Pryor.
Wyoming—Dr. J. H. Conway.
Montana—Dr. S. E. Laird.
Idaho—Dr. W. A. Adair.
Washington—Dr. L. C. Miller.
Oregon—Dr. Hamilton Mead.
California—'Dr. Foster W.~ Bassett.
Colorado—Dr. A. K. Carmlchael. ■ -
Oklahoma—Dr. John L. Houseworth.
Indian Territory—Dr. J. W. Moffett.
Maryland—Dr. Martin W. Yoldsborough.
Delaware—Dr. James W. Bastian.
New Jersey—Dr. W. A. Sprecker.
New York—Dr. T. T. Mooney.
Connecticut—Dr. William J. Hanford.
Rhode Island-^Dr. Michael D. Milan.
Vermont—Dr. John H. Judkins.
Maine—« Dr. O. I. Bemis.
There was only one nomination in each
state, except in Montana, when an effort
was made to choose Dr. J. W. Frizzell.
but Dr. Land had been Indorsed by tha
state camp, and Frizzell's name was with
drawn before a vote was taken.
Next came the nominations for di
rectors. The following were placed be
fore the head camp:
Nominations for Directorate.
Illinois—Theo. F. Hopkins, Roekford, an<J
George W. Reilly. Danville.
Kansas—E. E. Murphy, Leavenworth.
Nebraska—A. R. Talbot, Lincoln.
Minnesota—Benjamin D. Smith, Mankato.
lowa—C. G. Saunders, Council Bluffs.
Each state delegation took a ballot, and
the roll call was then taken by states.
The first ballot resulted in an election,
Hopkins getting but a scattering vot«
outside Illinois. The vote stood: Tal
bot, 590; Smith, 590; Murphy, 580; Saun
ders, 564; Reilly, 506; Hopkins, 270. The
first five were declared elected.
Eight sergeant-at-arms were appointed
the preserve order in the hall. They will
receive the same per diem as delegates,
but no mileage.
Board of Auditors.
The following were nominated for board
of auditors.
J. M. Gilchrist of Nebraska, George W.
Bowman of Oklahoma, M. R. Carrier of
Michigan, F. W. Parrott of Kansas, E. B.
Thomas of Ohio, George D. Jacobs of Penn
sylvania, John D. Dennison of lowa, E. E.
Georgia of Indiana, S. A. Ramsey of South
Dakota, A. M. Bort of Wisconsin, A. A. Hita
of Illinois.
The ballot resulted as follows: Til
christ, 102; Bowman, 174; Carrier 468-
Parrott, 497; Thomas, 454; Jacobs' 60-
Dennison, 460; Georgia, g3; Ramsey 96
Bort, 482; Hite, 239.
Carrier, Parrot, Thomas. Dennisoa and
Bort were declared elected.
On v the ballot for auditor, Hite,
Illinois' eleventh hour candidate, did not
show up well in the other large states.
Illinois had given 50 votes to Carrier,
Michigan's candidate, while Michigan
gave Hite only 1 vote. The Illinois dele
gation tried to get Michigan in line, and
when Michigan refused to be bulldozed,
Illinois changed its 50 votes from Carrier
to Bowman. ■.',
• Other changes followed, but were put to
a sudden stop by a point of order from
Franklin of New York, who declared that
secret ballot being the rule, no delegation
had a right to change its vote. The chair
ruled the point well taken. Illinois tried
to get the change recorded, claiming that
it was only correcting a mistake, but this
would not go with the other states or with
the head camo, and the ballot was an
nounced as originally reported by the
states.
A recess was taken till 1:30.
Indianapolis a Winner.
- Indianapolis is picked as a sure win
ner In the contest for the honor of enter
taining the head camp in 1903..
Grand .Rapids and Indianapolis have
been running neck and neck until this
morning, when a little bad generalship on
the ; part of the Michigan men lost them
the support they had in Illinois, which
casts 129 votes out of the 639. .
Illinois only got one member, of the
board of ■ directors, .. instead tof * the ■ cus
tomary two, and so . claimed • a member of
the board of auditors, A. A. Hite, the first
tenor of the Shelbyville quartet, was I put
in nomination. Michigan had a candidate
in M. R. Carrier, and Illinois gave him
•50 votes. . Michigan only gave Hite 1 vote,
and Illinois at once sent word that they
would knife Carrier. - Netterauer of
Michigan came * over and had • a consulta
tion with Judge Chipperfleld of Illinois,
which : was rather heated. ; Michigan i re
fused to give Hite any votes, so Illinois
tried to change and take• its "votes away,
from Carrier. The ," change .was* not 5 al
lowed ' and ; Carrier was elected. . Illinois
immediately 'declared war on the Grand
RajQida hoom. and served: notice- on Mlchi
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