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MARVEL IN
PLATFORMS
Output of Pennsylvania Re
publican Convention.
QTJAY IS EULOGIZED
Party in the State Solemnly De-
clared to Be Harmonious!
YELLOW JOURNALISM SCORCHED
Hand of the Bom Discernible, and
\ot So Very "Fine Ital
ian,'* Kit her.
Harrlsburg, Pa., Aug. 21.—The republi
can state convention which met in the
Hurrisburg opera-house to-day to nomi
. nate Judge William Potter of Pittsburg
for supreme court judge and State Repre
sentative Frank G. Harris of Clearfleld for
• tate treasurer, was a moet unusual gath
ering. The ticket was nominated by ac
clamation. United States Senators Quay
end Penrose and other party leaders were
absent. There was an unusually small at
tendnce of active party workers and a
large majority of the delegates never at
tended a state convention before.
Julge Potter was formerly Governor
Stone's law partner and was appointed to
■' the supreme bench last year to succeed
the late Judge Green. Mr. Harris is serv
ing his third term in the house of repre
■ tentative* and has always been a fol
■ lower of Senator Quay and Penrose.
Decline* Chniriiianiikii>.
J. 0. Brown, Pittsburgh director of
public- safety, was temporary chairman of
the convention and David H. Lane of Phil
-1 adelphta permanent chairman. Mr. Brown
Ik the personal representative of Senator
William Flynn of Allegheny, former lead
er of the anti-Quay republican organiza
tion In Pennsylvania. Mr. Flynn was
ursred by Governor Stone and other lead
ers to serve as temporary chairman, but
he declined. He was a delegate and for
tho fir=t tinio in irany years took an act
, ive part in the proceedings of the conven
tion. Mr. Lane is n personal and political
fjieml of Mayor Ashbridgc of Philadelphia
Oenera! Frank Reeder of Easton was re
' elected chairman of the state committee
The speeches of the chairman and the
nominating speeches were noteworthy for
their brevity.
Platform Itterance.
The platform was adopted viva voce.
The platform congratulates the Amer
ican people en "the good sense shov.-n in
■the re-election of President McKinley "
whose administration is extolled. The
. great prosperity of the country is attrib
uted to his election. Then it says:
We congratulate the people at Pennsylvania
on the splendid prosperity which they low
■ enjoy. We regret that under such prosper
ous conditions contests should arise between
capital and labor but wo hope and believe
that these disputes will be finally settled on
an equitable basis that will do full justice
to the contending parties. The right of eapi
' tal to make proper and legal combinations
has been recognized by legislative enact
ments in many of the states and this car
ries with it the right of labor to organize
in proper and legal ways for Its protection
and advantage; but neither capital nor labor
ha« the right to resort to violence or illegal
methods to redress wrongs or obtain rights.
The spirit of mediation and concession should
prevail in nil disputes between capital and
labor.
We congratulate the republicans of Pennsyl
vania that there is ho longer any division
in the party.
We are amused, rather than concerned, by
the declarations of the late democratic state
convention for we readily recognizs the co
operation of certain newspapers in tholr
preparation, which papers, failing in their
attempt to disrupt the republican party, have
crawled under the tents of the democracy
with their stale and false charges and suc
ceeded in having them adopted as a demo
cratic platform.
"Yellow Paiters" Denounced.
The platform of the late democratic state
convention will be found in the flies, of the
so-called yellow journals during the past
fi-w months. We believe In surrounding the
press with every constitution.il guarantee
vouchsafed to it since the foundation of our
government , but it is a public menace that
the constitutional guarantees should be so
misused as to have permitted many of our
newspapers to have degenerated Into a yellow
Journalism such as is detrimental to any
state or country. We charge the so-called
yellow journals with being subsidized by the
lull page advertisements which they carry.
The advertiser Is permitted to dictate ihelr
policy and at his behest these newspapers
have perverted the news columns atd the edi
torial page from being an honest record of
daily events to a labored attempt to misrepre
sent facts.
We arraign the -democratic party as incom
petent, incapable, insincere and untrust
worthy. The democratic party, ashamed of
its record in the past, and afraid to name
& single issue of a national character on
which it Is willing to appeal for support, asks
the people to forget that in the past, when
entrusted with the administration of public
affairs, it has ruined our business enter
prises, shut down our mills, closod our factor
ies', put in idleness our great laboring clasfes,
ruined credit of the state" and nation, ana
now appeals to the public on what it chooses
to call local issues. We condemn it in the
administration of our state affairs as much
as in the incompeteney shown in Its ad
ministration of our national affairs.
We are deeply sensible of the great debt
which the commonwealth of Pennsylvania
owes to tts representatives in the United
States senate, M. S. Quay and Boies Penrose,
for the watchful care which they have ever
given to the interests of the state, its material
enterprises and the welfare of Its citizens.
A delegate from Schuylkill tried to en
ter a protest against the adoption of the
platform, but was declared out of order
by the chairman. The convention at 12:30
p. m. adjourned sine die. It probably was
the briefest in the history of the party.
G. A. H. Comradei!
Remember your friends! The Minne
apolis & St. Louis R. R has made the
cent a mile rate $14.82 to Cleveland and
return Sept. 7, 8 and 9. Reserve your
berth in tourist sleeper now. E. W.
Mortimer, Past Dept. Commander, No. 1
Washington avenue S.
fl2 Pt. Arthur, lale Royal and Re
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for a two days' trip on the steamer. Re-'
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city office.
Dragged'Dotvn
Feeling
In the loins. ;^ ..-•.''
Nervousness, ( unrefreshlng sleep, despon
dency. :
It Is time you were doing something.
The kidneys were anciently called the
reins—ln your case they are holding the
■reins and driving yon Into serious trouble.
Hood's Sarsaparilla
F Acts with the most direct; beneficial effect
on the kidneys. It contains the beet and
safest substances for correcting and toning
tbase organ*.
SEEKING TO SETTLE
Messrs. Morgan and Gompers May
Possibly End the Strike.
GENERAL STATUS IS UNCHANGED
Attempt to Burn the Monongalielft
Works of the American Tin
Plate Company.
New York. Aug. 21.—Samuel Gompere,
president of the American Federation of
Labor, is, it is said in labor circles, is ex
pected in New York to-day and it is con
fidently asserted that Mr. Gompers either
already has an appointment to meet Mr.
Morgan or that he does not apprehend any
trouble in making one. Terms of peace,
it is thought, may be arranged at this
meeting.
New York, Aug. 21.— was denied at
the office of the United States Steel cor
poration to-day that Samuel Gompers was
to have a conference with J. P. Morgan
looking to the ending of the strike. An
official of the corporation said the situa
tion was unchanged.
INCENDIARISM TRIED
Ripple of Interest to the Situation
at Pittsburgh
Pittsburg, Aug. 21.—There is no mate
rial change to-day in the strike situation.
The feeling of irritation at Wellsville has
been increased by . the appointment of
thirty strike-breakers as special officers
to guard the plant of the American Sheet
Steel company and the police here have
: dispersed noisy crowds at the recently tied
up tube plants, but there has been no
serious trouble at any point.
It is claimed an attempt was made last
evening to fire the Monongahela works of]
I the American Tin Plate company and the j
police have been called into the case to
run down the supposed incendiary^ Ac
cording to the story told by John Schus
ter, general labor boss of the plant, a
pressure gang was knocked off an eight
inch gas main and burning paper thrown
into the place with the idea of causing
explosion and fire. Schuster says he
plugged the break before the brand was
thrown and saved the works. The strik
ers indignantly deny that they had any
thing to do with the alleged plot.
At the general offices of the American
Tin Plate company the incendiary theory
was also discredited. The officials said
that during the evening a broken gas
main had been discovered and repaired.,
The promised break in the Carnegie
properties has not yet come. N So far a3 ;
outward appearances go, the Lower Union
mill in this city has not been affected, but
the strikers insist they have seriously im
paired it. ' ■ v;;; j
The strike leaders are trying hard to
obtain a foothold in the Clark mill, which
is running with non-union men, but that
property, too, seems to be going practi
cally at full capacity.
Veryl Preston of the United States Steel
corporation, was in the city again to-day
and conferred with the officials of the
Carnegie company. He and the other of
ficials still are silent as to their plans.
The somewhat shopworn rumor of peace
again has been revived, but it is denied
by both sides.
Misrepresentation Alleged.
John Sternsdorff, who claimed he was
one of the strike- breakers to the Mon
essen steel plant, was at strike headquar
ters to-day. He said he was one of a
party of fourteen gathered together at
Richmond, Va., by "Alabama Joe" Car
ter and came here under a misapprehen
sion. He said Carter told him that he
was to work in a new mill that had
nothing to do with the strike. & Three of
the party^deserted at Washington and two
at'Huntington. He said that as soon as
he learned what he was doing he slipped
away also. " ■'\ j „. ■' . _
At Martins Perry to-day the American
Tin Plate company put a force of men to
work building a high board fence around
its plant. It is believed this clearly in
dicates an early attempt to reopen the
plant.
NO LONGER EMPLOYES
j Illinois Steel Company Pays Off Bay
View Strikers.
• Milwaukee, Aug. 21.—The Illinois Steel
company at the Bay View plant in this
city to-day paid off the strikers, and
those affected by the strike, in full and
they are considered no longer employes.
Those belonging to the Amalgamated As
sociation were paid the extra 5*4 per cent
as provided under the new scale agreement
which operated from July 1 and which was
signed a few days before the strike.
i Superintendent George I. Reis made a
significant remark to-day, which was to
the effect that the Illinois Steel company
now had the right to employ non-union
men if it so desired. To this statement
the strikers, agreed. Everything is quiet
at the mills and nothing is being done in
the way of repairs which would indicate
any inclination on the part of the company
to start up in the near future. The strik
ers are hopeful that a settlement between
the national association and the United
States Steel Corporation will soon be
effected. •
HUE GRASS BATTLE
Union Miners and Deputy Sheriffs
Exchnnge Shots.
Madisonville, Ky., Aug. 21. —In a fight
yesterday between several union minors
and deputy sheriffs at St. Charles, eeveral
hundred shots were exchanged and a num
ber of persons wounded. It is understood
the union miners were in St. Charles for
the purpose of unionizing the forces of the
St. Charles coal company. ' They were
charge with disturbing the peace and war
rants were sworn out and placed in the
hands of the deputies, but when the latter
attempted to serve them a fight followed.
The miners were forced to retreat finally
and several were captured. Governor
Beckham probably will be asked to send
militia to the scene. Meanwhile citizens
have organized to prevent further vio
lence.
More Strike Leaders Driven Off.
Tampa, Fla., Aug. 21.—The business men's
committee which deported thirteen of the
leaders •'of? the striking cigar-makers, two
•weeks ago yesterday, notified seventeen of the
new leaders of the f union who constitute the
! central committee, that they must leave the
; city within twelve hours. The committee
i men at once resigned and all but two of
; them, It ! is said, have already left for Key
West and Havana. Between 400 and 500 mem
bers .: Of therßesistancia. Union seceded from
! the ranks, of the strikers and will go back to I
! work to-morrow, and by Monday all of the
: strikers. It is believed, will be at work again.
Buffalo via "The Mimnnkee."
Visit the Exposition and travel via the
C.. M. & St. P. railway to and from Chi
cago. ','--,.
Lowest rates on excursion tickets good
for ten days, fifteen days, and until
Oct. 81.
Apply at "The Milwaukee" offices or
write J. .T. Conley, Assistant General
Passenger Agent, St. Paul, for the Mil
waukee's Pan-American folder, one of the
best exposition guides yet published.
New Hutchinson Train via "The
Milwaukee."
On and after June 17 an additional pas
senger train will be put on via C, M. &
St. P. railway, between the twin cities and
Hutchinson (daily except Sunday).
New train leaves Hutchinaon 7:30 a. m.,
Glencoe, 8 a. m. Plato, 8:09 a. m.; Nor
wood, 8:18 a. m.; Cologne, 8:30.a, m.; and
arrives Minneapolis, 9:45 a. m.; St. Paul,
10:20 a. m. :'*♦'-.. - \ • ' -
Returning, leaves St. Paul, 4 p. m.;
Minneapolis, 4:40 p. and arrives Glencoe
6:30 p. m.. and Hutchinson, 7 p. m.
Only $5O to California and Return.
,T. Sept. 19 to 27 the Minneapolis "&• St.
Louis railroad will place on sale the cheap
tickets for. the i Episcopal f convention at
San -Francisco. Call at M. & St. L. ticket j
office. No. 1 Washington'avenue S. I
THE MINNEAPOLIS JOUKNAL.
Men's Kept. Wiip &§ BPttlf AVARiP Sun Umbrellas
Men's Madras Cloth Negligee AB lfllHlllf VL 9 I 26-inch black Union Taffeta
Shirts, worth iS_Otf% I W Sun Umbrellas, silver and pearl
$100 **vU Hfg WSWB _^fe II Princess handles; values to
Gloves I Ilk lib 11 V I Vllk ofr. B.^:? 1:. $1.50
b™™, BX e chiZi; py A 615, 617, 619, 621, 623, 625, 627, 629 Nicoilet Avenue. flllißibtoiwi
chettes, bought to sell 4B « „ „ v ; , Novelty striped Wash Taffeta.
at 35c. To close, pair W%9\r A &M' ~-i- D ~ • I~ d Will nrt>. Ribbons, 3} inches wide, new
Ladies' Neckwear A Monster Bargain Event "Van^t ' zsz££sr ialmK*
White Mull Automobile Ties, !- i ... ->"^/ -V " &, - V YOU dl .ag-^ \m m. .€«_
Wue2(^ te E fashion'l2 1C this up-to-date store on Thursday. It will be a day of I~C JOB lUC
Bw'n* ♦ 2 economy, a day that will unquestionably outrival all Handkerchiefs
PoorMaTpL" social So Previous efforts. Store Closes Friday at t O'clock. Hemstitche^Hand^lr 11 as" 3*
Be e( w ineaudlronspeciall9c EVANS, MUNZER, PICKERING & CO. ohiefß ;. o<*
Face Powder, special, box ..5c ' '-^ ' ■ ' ■.■:-<::..: .-...-... ...:.*... ww~ NOIIOIIS
Wash Goods j Corsets, Undermuslins \ Shoo Department \ Sj^siaSLw2^ ■ 2c :
Percales-Pretty light and medium p]! ; Extra Values for Thursday. I Cleaning up the odd lots of women's 1 1 *md™& black onl* worth J 0 • • ***
tlZ't f« Ulll Tin Wide;/°° d <£ality; \SO doz. Corset Covers, Torchon Lace g xford Ties and Strap Slippers. '\y CaßlOra Department
Thursday * * 4*gy trimmed, all sizes. 1 0m Former prices -were $1.60, $2.00 and Lovell Plates make the best *%&
i™ ♦; p .' mv" *V2v ,; Choice !<££©!' $2.50 Your choice, any in fiQft \ negatives, 4x5 JJfO
Imported Fancy Lenos-The genuine,.j| 100 dozen Night Gowns, Skirts, Che- < the lot IMfW ;| Angelo Platinum stands at the head of
iK made -goods; white grounds J. mise) Drawers and Corset Covers, fine \\ OriAlital 811O 1* 1; all papers. Not the cheapest but the .
with a dash of color, Very pretty. !! lace and embroidery trimmed, JB A 'X , n U"BnU" n«5 8 .. „ I best. Outfit and instruc- CA -
former price 19c a yard. .., "fig*: ■< worth to $1.00. Choice 4"5! C S Best collectloa ever shown m this city; ; ; tiong DUG
lhursday .-. m 2*" i 1 Corset Sale tT* T? '•'&'&'h -n -r,^i I 1 prices are right. We guarantee every V Q « . ... c 1O , ,
SUKMerceH^PouJa^, Novelty- l| SS*^ I Lt^ £& %*?
broidered Swiss Silk Mercerized Stripe I; straight fronts and girdles, all colofs S3 o"?^J£ *' SI-25 briUiant finlr ™h ftO OO
Mulls; splendid line; swell styles; sea- . \< and sizes, worth to §2. Mm*% !' * IQQQ
son's popular fabrics; values |JS Choice 98c and WC < Bagdad Stride POrflßreS All SuppiiVs" at Cut Prices.
to 39c. Thursday, choice lUll , Petticoats—2oo to go Thurs- £* ft ~!| T? 8"!,,. W»ipw „ rwillUlß* ;, £
sal... A J J ■- J day. worth to $1.60. Choice t99 CI; A beautiful line at smaU cost. Rich ori- .; BaSSmßilt
SSArtLrtLttS *** -* s«""»i'"»' "K^r-!- si.9B sshsShl
day, Friday and Saturday. I English Torchon Laces, odd pieces to > Large RllgS \> iS a tP 51.98 Wt »
Ta bl e Li nens4 2in .wide, ful, u"°. SSZSSo^ «JB£*^H£Bl SS
ed and all pure linen; choice Bsft« ;I1 Overs, 18 inches to the sample, -i £% \\ pattern, m two sizes,otlier sizes mpr ;, «4b. i-m. mn. iin~ nf »in.
designs. Value 75c yd OUO ;; ; lues to $1; samples, each.. ..■ »C ;! £eet> 10^x12 feet ;;. |; $3.85 $3.98 $4.39 $4.75 $4.98
Quantity limited. ;, ;, SJlirl WaiStt ;| worth $18.00, i worth $22.50, 1 1 S»f JSSt^ >d^
Bln^OrUlOSir S • Wllin WWCBSSSS J &$% »fl ffT\ *&O fi9*k »fl IF* iTCliflt i' r^J^T^lAr one warranted, no
ta- .. V ll." 8™88' ;; Ladies'plain white lawn Shirt Waists, ! D S© 910i00 i| u V°o ßc c. on ,£»
Ladies bwiss ribbed vests, 4C A |i lace or embroidery trimmed, OE^. ? »-i a ( > J^lL. si.so; at, Qfi n V^^7
all colors, worth 35c. 150 worth $1.50 .'. 3©C ;i , FlanßSlS j! ||
losierv 'n -' w di?' fanc£ pircar! e Shirt 2Kr New Shirt Waist Flannels-Swell Per- :: .J^J SlSSS'.irted'BlfS *>
r r .*n Bi if. '! Waists, worth $1.00.. ,; ian and oriental patterns and colorings A i "*ni and decorations over JWLiI
Ladies full regular made fast ||^ J; All oar Ladies' Summer 7C-, !| copies of the French goods; 4 All* \\ est 1901 fan.hape.^iift^ £VS? J£ <3HC)
black Hose, worth 19c *3?^ ..j. Wrappers, worth to $2.00.... lOU J for Thursday, yd I^O V cent less than regular PBs S>t $25 js£m
SHAW VISITS CAMP
Executive and an Imposing Staff
Review the Troops.
CAMP DODGE BROKEN TO-DAY
Lieutenant Colonelcy of 51st a Bone
of Contention Among Officers
«.nd Enlisted Men.
Special to The Journal.
Camp G. M. Dodge, Council Bluffs, lowa,
Aug. 21.—Governor Leslie M. Shaw and
members of his staff to the number of
about twenty, arrived in camp yesterday
morning and reviewed the Fifty-first and
Fifty-second regiments at 4 p. m. Dur
ing the early afternoon the governor re
ceived many visitiors at general head
quarters. There was great disappoint
ment manifest when it was announced
that A. Cummins, governor-to-be, could
not attend. Mr. Cummins is recuperating
at Lake Okoboji from the fatigue of his
preliminary campaign, and it is said he
did not feel physically able to make the
trip. He is very popular with the regi
ments.
Immediately following the review the
governor again received, after which he
departed on an early train. His staff con
sists of the following: Adjutant general
and acting quartermaster general, Briga
dier General M. H. Byers, Dcs Moine%;
quartermaster general, Colonel Henry H.
Rood, Mt. Vernon; • inspector general,
Jerauld A. Olmsted, Dcs Moines; commis
sary general, Colonel Parker W. Me
Manus, Davenport; surgeon general, Col
onel James Taggart Priestly, Dcs Moines;
Judge advocate, Colonel C. G. Saunders,
Council Bluffs, general inspector small
arms practice, Colonel Thomas F. Cook,
Algona; chief of engineers, Colonel Arvin
B. Shaw, Dcs Moines; chief signal officer,
Colonel Harry H. Canfleld, Boone; mili
tary secretary, Major William Cutter
Wyman, Ottumwa; aides, Colonel Cor
nelius A. Stanton of Centerville, Colonel
James K. Thompson of Rock Rapids, Col- I
onel Sears McHenry of Denison, Colonel i
Frank G. Letts of Marshalltown, Colonel
Edward G. Pratt of Dcs Moines, Colonel
Charles E. Putnam of Cedar Rapids, Col
onel William Larrabee, Jr., of Clermont.
Enlisted Men Displeased.
The caucus of officers, at which Major
W. C. Mentzer, Fifty-first, was the choice
for lieutenant colonel, .does not seem to
meet the approval of the enlisted men,
and they will hold a caucus and attempt
to place Major W. B. Widner in the po- j
sition. Major Widner is the senior major
and by right is entitled to the position,
having a most honorable record in the
Filipino war, where he served as a ma
jor. In a recent circular, sent out by
Colonel Lincoln, commanding the Fifty
first, he requested that in filling vavanciea
senority be favored, and it is felt by many
that this is a direct slap at the command
ing officer. , „. . . • V
The field maneuvers of the Fifty-first
yesterday were on the problematical, or
der, and the men were each issued ten
rounds of ammunition. The results were
pleasing to the officers. * •■.■-.;•■ <r
The members of the Fifty-first in
dulged in a mock parade during the noon
hour, which caused much amusement. It
was on the circus order, and the members,
by the use of blankets, fixed up as ele
phants, giraffes, etc.
Colonel Dowe and Captain F. K. Hahn,
Forty-ninth regiment, Cedar Rapids,
were visitors at camp yesterday, and took
much interest in the work. Colonel Dows
was pleased with the camp lay-out and
condition of the grounds. 3 V
Regimental Shoot.
Colonel Thomas F. Cooke, Algona, gen
tral inspector of small : ms practice for
the state, was a guest at camp to-day,
and announced that " the Fifty-first will
hold the regimental shoot at Emmetsburg
on Oct. .1. Each company In the regiment
will be allowed to send a team of five men
to compete for regimental prizes and
honors. ,? '' '
The camp will be broken to-day, and
this will be the end of lowa encampments j
for this year. " " *::
; Politics is rampant this year in camp,
and it is believed that the coming legis
lature will be liberal in i its provisions for '
the guard. A permanent camp - ground'
and better pay tor officers and enlisted
men will be among the amendments to the
code sought. . - - > , .
Officers and men desire to -see Adjutant
General Byers hold over under j the new
administration, owing to the excellent
work he has done in behalf of the guard.
There are. a few, of course, who would
like to see a change, but they are far In
the minority. General Byers has been th*.
first adjutant general in the United States '
Ito i; secure *an ,- issue of ■'* Krag-Jorgensen,
i rifles from; the government for the use of
I bis * troops. ■ This "> is - considered a great
victory, as nearly every state has a
requisition in for these rifles. There were
only forty issued, but they were used to
great advantage during the recent state
shoot.
GOLD MEN
IN SADDLE
Continued From First Page,
tionß sufficient in times of peace to pay the
greater part of all the expenses of tha na
tional government.
1 Redmond Permanent Chairman.
The committee on permanent organiza
tion selected Former Mayor John Red
mond of Cedar Rapids as permanent
chairman and made the remainder of the
temporary organization permanent.
Fight on the Floor Certain.
It was evident at 1 o'clock, with the
committee on resolutions still in session
discussing the proposed indorsement of
the Kansas City platform, that the fight
will bo carried to the floor of the con
vention.
The committee on resolutions stands
five in favor of a silver indorsement, five
against and one for the "Quick" resolu
tion.
Cato Sells was defeated for membership
on the committee, in the fifth district cau
cus by a vote of 55 to 51, while the reso
lution presented by Murphy of Dubuque,
the Ka asnsC-el!-rmK -K?q 7890$ 78905..
the leader of the silver forces, indorsing
the Kansas City platform in the first dis
trict caucus, was defated 64 to 40.
Sells' Resolution.
Mr. Sells announced that he would pre
sent th? following resolution to the com
mittee and if turned dov.n there will place
it before the convention:
The democracy of lowa recognizes the fact
that events have at least temporarily settled
the money question so far as the free coinage
of silver is concerned. While the increased
supply of bold and other forms of money
i removed that issue from the active arena,
it also demonstrated the soundness of the
quantitative theory of money, which was the
vital principle in free coinage, and convinced
the world that our present degree of prosper
ity is due, not to a restoration of confidence,
but to an increased supply of money.
We hold that in this campaign, while not
restricting or repudiating any past platform
or declarations of the democratic party, we
deem it our duty at this time to address our
selves to the redemption of lowa from repub
lican misrule.
At 2:20 p. m. it was reported that the
committee on resolutions had taken a vote
on reaffirming the Kansas City platform
and that the vote stood six against and
five for. The committee Is now arguing
on the advisability of making a minority
report and probably will report to the
convention shortly.
Convention Rea«sen»ble».
At 2 o'clock the convention reassembled.
There was a rumor afloat that Senator
George Ball of lowa City would be pre
sented for governor.
Former Mayor Redmond of Cedar
Rapids was introduced as permanent
chairman and addressed the convention
for twenty minutes. No business was
transacted pending the report of the com
mittee on resolutions.
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"The Milwaukee."
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Milwaukee & St. Paul Ry. will sell round
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deposit of ticket and payment of 50c, un
til Oct. Bth.
These tickets good on celebrated Pio
neer Limited.
For detailed information, train sched
ules, etc., apply at "Milwaukee" offices, or
write J. T. Conley, Asst. Gen. Pass. Agent
St. Paul.
Cut Rates at Lake Park Hotel.
For the remainder of the season board
and room at this popular resort only $7
per week. Frequent trains on the Minne
apolis & St. Louis road.
912 Pt. Arthur. Isle Royal and Re-
turn. «12.
All meals and berths included in the ticket
for a two days' trip on the steamer. Re
serve your stateroom at Northern Pacific
city office.
■. It You.Want to I Sell >
Anything, ■ remember a little > want ad \in
the Journal; will set : you a buyer.
Northland Inn
Is the place to spend your vacation at
iM inn c tonka.
ANTI-TRUST
CHALLENGE
Continued From First Page.
who organized the United States Steel corpo
ration. If they are the persons usually re
ferred to in the newspapers as the promoters
of that organization, with the single excep
tion of C. M. Schwab I do not know, never
saw and never was in any way connected
with any of them. I never heard of any
agreement between them and the constituent
members of the steel corporation.
Neither at the time of the formation of the
United States Steel corporation was I offi
cially connected with the Carnegie Steel com
pany. I was formerly one of its legal ad
visers in the conduct of its manufacturing
business, but was never consulted with ref
erence to the formation of the United States
Steel company, nor in relation to the sale to
that company of the shares of stock held by
the stockholders of the Carnegie company.
I have never seen the papers or agreements
to which you refer, nor have I been informed
of their contents. I have no knowledge what
ever of their existence, terms or scope. I
am thus specific, as I desire to cover both
the spirit and the letter of your inquiry.
I may say, moreover, that I have no access
to the agreement or papers to which you
refer. I know nothing of the one to which
you especially refer, and do not even know
'that such an agreement is in existence. The
information which you request is not in my
possession or "conveniently at hand," as you
assume, and I therefore find it impossible to
comply with any of the requests set forth in
your letter.
Whether, if such papers were accessible to
me, it would be my duty to obtain them and
furnish them for use in legal proceedings to
which you are a party, and the nature of
which you do not explain, is a question which
I do not care at this time to discuss.
If I may regard the letter as addressed to
me officially, I will say:
If this department is under obligations to
furnish information to prospective litigants In
undisclosed proceedings, its responsibilities
and labors are necessarily greater than have
ever been imagined from the time of its
formation. Indeed, as there are generally two
parties to every controversy, It would be dif
ficult to discharge such alleged duty to both
parties in view of conflicting interests. This
department was not called into being to fur
nish information to private litigants. Its
duty and its object is to enforce the federal
statutes as interpreted by the courts wher
ever there is probable cause for believing that
they have been violate!.
RESTAURANT MAN FINED
THE CIVIL RIGHTS BILL VIOLATED
C. H. Cohiatock Has to Pay *2B for
Failure to Serve a Col
ored Couple.
C. H. Comstock, proprietor of the Bruns
wick Hotel restaurant on Fourth street,
was this morning given a sentence of $25
cr 30 days for violating the civil rights
bill in refusing to serve a colored couple.
The complainant was J. S. Bogey. Bo
gey and his wife testified that when they
seated themselves they were informed that
colored people could not be served at that
restaurant. Without any more words,
they left the place and secured a warrant
for Comstock's arrest.
Comstock testified that he had simply
explained to the Bogeys that they could
not be waited upon owing to the Indispo
sition of his help to serve colored people.
"I told them," he said," that I was very
sorry to treat them that way, but that I
was powerless to act, as my help had com
bined against me, and would not take
their order. I had nothing to say to them
until the girl who ordinarily waits on that
table came to me and served notice that
she would not serve colored people."
Judge Holt decided that Comstock was
guilty under the strict interpretation of
the law, no matter what attitude his help
had taken. The minimum penalty was Im
posed.
The Offlctal Route G. A. R. to Cleve
land.
Rawlins Post G. A. R., and their friends
will leave Minneapolis on a solid special
train at 8 p. m., Sunday, Sept. Bth, via the
Wisconsin Central railway and Lake
Store and Michigan Southern railway, ar
riving at Cleveland 2 p. m., Monday. Train
to go through without change. For full
particulars regarding rates and berths
call on or address A. D. Reade, No. 11
Boston block, or V. C. Russell, C. P. &
T. A., 230 Nicollet avenue, Minneapolis,
Minn.
Cheap excursion Ticket* to Colorado
Until Aug. 31st. Only one fare plus $2 to
Denver, Colorado Springs, etc., round trip
tickets good for return to Oct. Slat. The
Minneapolis & St. Louis is the shortest
line, with quickest and best service.
fT Per Week at Lake Park Hotel
For board and room. Cheaper and better
than staying at home. Fine train service
on Minneapolis & St. Louis railroad.
WEDNESDAY EVENING, AUGUST 21, 1901.
A HEAVY VARIATION
Noted Between Roberts' Statement
and the Receivers' Figures.
HIS STATEMENT FILED IN MARCH
It Wan Ostensibly a Report on His
Condition at the Beginning
of the Year.
Creditors of T. M. Roberts are making
a careful study of the returns as incorpo
rated in the final schedule of assets and
liabilities recently filed with the United
States court by the temporary receivers,
C. M. Way and Frank W. Shaw, and which
goes to make up the statement of the con
dition of Roberts' business as the receiv
er* find it.
In contrast with this is a statement of
the condition of Roberts' business filed by
him with one of the prominent mercantile
agencies last March and purporting to
give the exact condition of his business
on January 1. It is the custom with most
business men to file with some one of the
principal mercantile agencies at intervals
a signed statement of the condition of
their business, and on the showing made
in this statement usually depends the
amount of credit which business institu
tions are granted. The contrasts between
Roberts' figures and those of the trustees
will be observed in the following tables:
ASSETS.
Receiver's Roberts'
Statement Statement,
„ . Jan.1,1901.
Merchandise $358,063.76 $481,614.59
Fixtures 7,087.59 12,386.51
Accounts and bills
receivable 11,511.15 9,539.26
R. M. Roberts' es
tate Not Included 17,154.17
Warehouse (on leased
land) 3,500.00 4,835.45
Insurance 2 984 72
Real estate 2,500.00 8,789.67
Cash on hand July 29 1,199.25 6,912.48
Cash in hands of
trustees 7,433.45
Total $391,295.50 $538,216.85
LIABILITIES.
Receiver's Roberts'
Statement. Statement,
Jan.1,1901.
Capital None $305,472.53
Bills payable $182,709.61 132,580.49
Accounts payable 238,958.88 100,163.83
Estimated bank liabil
ity (loss on pledged
goods) 20,000.00
Unfilled orders 21,982.94 „
Due bills (payable in
merchandise) 12,827.49 ,
Checks outstanding .. 4,089.13 ,
Due warehouse men
for goods delivered. 5,000.00
Rent for June and
July unpaid 1,450.00
Total $487,018.05 $588,216.85
On January 1, Roberts represented him
self to be worth $305,472.53. The receiv
ers find that his liabilities exceed his as
sets by $i»6,722.55, a loss of $401,096.08
since January 1.
Roberts listed his assets on January 1
at $538,216.85. The receivers value hia
available assets at $391,295.50, a loss of
$146,921.35 in assets since January 1.
At the first of the year Roberts listed
his debts at $232,744.32. The receivers
place his debts now at $487,018.05, an in
crease of $254,273.73.
Since January 1, his assets have de
creased $146,921.35, but his liabilities have
increased $254,273.73.
"Accounts payable" and "bills payable"
have increased since January 1, approxi
mately $188,000. But In the same time
"merchandise" has decreased about
$123,000.
Bank Loan* Omitted.
Roberts' statement of Jan. 1 did not in
clude the "bank loans" in his liabilities
nor the goods pledged as security for
these loans. The receiver's statement
with which Roberts' statement is com
pared makes no reference to these items
The receiver's report that these pledged
goods inventory at cost price $329,079,
They were pledged for debts aggregating
$293,855 without interest. The receivers
estimate the present cash value of these
goods at $279,650 which shows another
shrinkage.
Roberta' January statement omits "bank
loans" from his liabilities and offsets that
omission by omitting merchandise given
as security for the bank loans. Through
these omissions, Roberts' hypothecation of
goods to secure working capital was not
revealed in his statement.
DOL.LIVBR AND CUMMINS TO SPEAK.
Special to The Journal.
Hancock/ lowa, Aug. 21.—T0-day was the
opening day of th* . old soldiers' reunion.
Cheap rates; on the railroads brought large
crowds j and .: the "i attractions In the c way , of
speakers are good." Senator . Dolliver, A. B.
Cummins and others will speak. Nov gambl
ing of any kind is allowed on the around*.
Clearance Prices
We are selling all our Boys' and
Youths' Canvas and aa
Tennis Shoes, sizes
broken, at »iww
We are selling our Men's $1.48
Canvas Shoes, three AA
different colors, sizes itoaoC
11, at www
We are selling the balance of all
our Ladies', Children's ,<;*, .
and Misses' Tan Shoes aa
and Oxfords, sizes badly OJJC
broken, at w w w .
d^Home Trade^k
? Shoe Store vf
dV| Jl9-J23 Ntcoilct £$'
A. F, CHASE & CO.
215 Third St. 8.
AGENCY FOR MONARCH SCALES.
FOR SALE—IO-ton 8x22 ft platform
Fairbanks Wagon Scale, at courthouse.
1 QUINTUPLE DROWNING
RESULT OF A GAJS EXPLOSION
Second Waterworks Tunnel Disaster
at Cleveland Within a
Week.
Cleveland, Aug. 21. —Five men wer«
drowned last night as the result .of an ex
plosion of gas in the tunnel leading from
waterworks crib No. 3, two • miles from
crib No. 2 where the fatal accident of last
Wednesday occurred.
The work of sinking the shaft at crib
No. 3, which Is five miles from shore, was
completed yesterday. Five men [ were put
to work digging a tunnel toward crib No.
2. These men had been working but
a short time when a terrific explosion
of gas occurred. The casing of th« tunnel
was crushed and a torrent of water from
the lake rushed into the opening. The
five men who were in the tunnel had not
the slightest opportunity to escape and
perished before assistance could reach
them.
Those killed were Ray Treadsftaw,
James Williams, Daniel Higgins, James
j Dallincourt and John Bart.
WAR VETERAN SHOT
, . ..
Escaped the Battlefields to Urn
Wounded ' in Times of Peace.
Special to The Journal. '
Black River Falls, Wls., Aug. 21.—
young boys were shooting at a target
with a - rifle last evening and one of the
bullets went through a hole in a shed,
hitting Charles Reitz in the cheek and
going down Into his , throat. The result
may be serious. Mr. Reitx is a veteran
of the civil war.
ROCKWELL CITY'S ANNIVERSARY.
Special to The Journal.
Rockwell City, lowa, Aug. 21.—At a meet
ing of the Business Mens association ft was
decided to hold the street fair and carnival
on Sept. 4, 5 and 6. Committees hare been
appointed and wl 11 arrange for a great time
for i the entire three days. The dates win b«
the anniversary of the founding of the city
and the twenty-fifth anniversary of the loca
tion of the county seat. ... ~, „. -\' \
SENSIBLE TO QUIT.
Coffee Agrees With Some People Bat Not
With All.
"Coffee has caused my son-in-law to 1
have nausea and pain in the stomach and
bowels.
In my own case I am unable to drinK
coffee without having distrees afterwards,
and my son eleven years old, has had
dyspepsia, caused by drinking coffee*
We all abandoned the use of coffee some.
months ago and have been using the Fos
tum Pood Coffee since.
Each and every one of us have bean
entirely cured of our troubles and we
are naturally groat friends of Postum.
I have tried several different ways of
making it, but there's no way so good a*
to follow the directions properly; tfcea
we have a delicious drink." Mrs. A. A*
Moublo, 331 Lynn St., Maiden, Mas*,

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