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May 87 wu co ambiguous la its terms. It
authorize me to coal at Oonaivas, Haiti, or
at Cape Cruz. Qonaives being to the east
ward, and knowing that Admiral Sampson
wai at Key Francais, in the Bahama chan
nel to the north, it occurred to me that it
the Spanish squadron were extant, the proper
strategical move was to go to the westward
. and not the eastward. 1 was authorized In
the same telegram to move as far west as
Cape Cruz, provided coaling had been found
possible there. I did not go to Cape Cruz
within eighty miles, I think. Now, those
were the influencing and the operating mo
tives. I felt that the move weet was stra
tegically the proper one, with a determina
tion to coal as quickly as possible, and that
the efficiency of my squadron as a unit was
only equal to the efficiency of the coai sup
ply of the slowest one that composed It.
Amblaruon* Telegram.
The ambiguity of the telegram from the
department. I think, is manifest almost at
once, because It states, flnst, speclflcaly, that
all the department's information Indicated
so and so; that Is, that the Spanish fleet was
still at Santiago. It pointed out a place
which at that time was not accessible; and,
lastly, it looked to me to determine and re
port whether the enemy was in port or not.
Captain Lemly—And you were satisfied,
without taking any step* whatever to ascer
tain If this order or these reports were cor
Witness—l ascertained for myself through
the medium that the department had placed
there to keep me Informed. Those scouts
represented largely the cavalry of an army
and If they were unreliable, they should not
have been placed there. I must have relied
on what they said.
He again spoke of the dispatch to the
department Indicating that the Spanish
fleet was still at Santiago as ambiguous
and said that the information that there
were Cubans five or six miles west of
Santiago was erroneous, for the Cuban
pilot, Nunes, had Informed him to the
contrary. He claimed that the dispatch
also was ambiguous in the matter of coal
ing the Harvard from <he Merrimac.
Captain Lemly—lf you will look at the
memorandum No. 8, you will also see that
Admiral Sampson alao held to the view that
when you left Clenfuegos the Spanish squad
ron would probably leave Santiago.
WitneM—Of course, if I had gone to the
eastward and exposed the westward, there
might have been more serious consequences.
But It Was Probably the Closest
Call He Ever Had.
British Authorities Think the Con
quered Territory Should Be
Repeopled Without Delay.
Pretoria, Oct. 29.—Commandant General
Botha's recent escape from the British
columns pursuing him was a close affair.
Major Remington marched on the com
mander-in-chief's quarter at night only to
find that Botha had got off with a few hun-
dred yards start, leaving his hat, revolver
and papers behind. The prisoners, in
cluding Commandant Hans Botha and for
mer Landrost Schutte, were captured.
British Authorities Consider This
Step Advisable.
Durban, Natal. Oct. 29.—The imperial
authorities have reached the conclusion
that the early repeopling of the Trans
vaal and Orange River colonies is advis
able, so that the normal industrial and ag
ricultural life of the colonies may be re
In a speech yesterday Lord Milner of
Cape Town said It was useles to wait un
til the war was over in a formal sense.
It might never be over, he declared, but
It was burning itself out and in time "we
ought to show ourselves masters of the
country we have taken by rebuilding it
and beginning to live in it."
, Forty of Them and Twenty-eight of
the British Are Killed.
London, Oct. 29.—A dispatch from Lord
Kitchener date Pretoria, Oct. 28, says he
has received reports of important fighting
Oct. 24 near Great Marico river, when
De Larey and Kemp attacked a British
force and were repulsed after severe fight
ing, leaving forty dead on the field, in
cluding Commandant Omstirheisen. The
British lost twenty-eight killed and had
fifty five wounded. The Boers carried off
eight British wagons. The republicans
appear to have paid special attention to
the guns, as thirty-seven gunners and
drivers were killed or wounded.
lounteaa Ruaaell Say* the Divorce
Was Fraudulent.
Washington, Oct. 29. —Assistant Secre
tary Taylor of the treasury department
has received a cable message from Lon
don signed Mabel Edith, Countess Russell,
in which she says:
The statement made by you regarding the
divorce granted Earl Russel in America is
entirely untrue. No papers were served on
me. My first notice came through London
newspapers. The divorce was obtained by
fraud and is Invalid in America. This was
proven by Judge Curler of America, before the
house of lords. I am entitled to a public
apology from you through the press.
Mr. Taylor declines to make an apology,
for, he Bays, he never made the statement
attributed to him. He knows nothing
about the countess' divorce proceedings
except from the newspapers. When the
report of Earl Russell's probable coming
to the United States, together with a pro
test against his landing, was brought to
Secretary Taylor's attention a few days
ago, he held that the earl should be per
mitted to land in the United States unless
some other charge than his conviction by
the British house of lords for bigamy
should be brought against him.
I uniniiiu of lowa Compelled to Can-
eel Speaking Dates.
Dcs Moines, lowa, Oct. 29.—A. B. Cum
mins, republican candidate for governor,
is bedfast at his home in this city and
compelled to cancel speaking dates in
Produced by Postum Pood Coffee.
When a person rises from eacj meal
with a ringing in the ears and a general
sense of nervousness, it is a common
habit to charge it to a deranged stomach.
"I found It was caused from drinking
coffee, which I never suspected for a long
time, but found by leaving off coffee that
the disagreeable feelings went away.
- "I was brought to think of the subject
by getting some Postum Food Coffee, and
this brought me out of trouble.
"It is a most appetizing and invigorat
ing beverage and has been of such great
benefit to me that I naturally speak of it
from time to time as opportunity offers.
"A lady friend complained to me that
she bad tried Postum, but it did not taste
good, j, In < reply to my question she said
she guessed she boiled it about ten mm.
. utes. I advised her to follow directions
and know that she boiled it fifteen or
twenty minutes, and she would have
something worth talking about. a short
time ago I heard one of her children say
that they were drinking Postum now-a
ilaya. so I judge she succeeded , in making
it good, which is'by no means a difficult
task. .. ,- ■■• - ,-\ .. . V : .~.! t. ;
"Tom O'Brien, the son of a friend who
lives on Bridge, street, was formerly a
pale lad, but since be has been drinking
'„ Postum, has a fine color. There is plenty
of evidence that Postum actually does
'make red blood,' as , the • famous trade
mark says." John .Chambers, 9 Franklin
street, Dayton, Ohio. ' .
Probable Outcome of Pending
Contempt Proceedings.
Warring Financial Factions That
Agitated Alaska.
If Jutltft- Noyen In Found (>uilt.v He
Will Probably Be ImprUoned
a Year or More.
JFVfn* Th» J»*rMl BurMu, *— •* «i
Building, Washington.
Washington, Oct. 29. —Recently several
letters have been written to the Washing
ton bureau of The Journal, asking
for a clear statement of the Judge Noyes
controversy in Alaska, and for an ex
pression of opinion as to the merits of the
controversy. Without undertaking to say
that the bureau is in better position than
Minnesota and the Dakotas to size up the
case, or that its opinion is worth more
than the opinion of others who have fol
lowed it, it is possible that a brief news
paper article may throw some light on it
for the general reader.
To begin with, there are two powerful
financial forces which are contending for
control of the commerce and industries
of Alaska. It seems to have been assumed
by each that there would be no room for
the other, and so the struggle from the be
ginning has been of a desperate character,
and on both sides, probably, unjustified
means have been resorted ,to for the at
tainment of the desired end. Judge Noyes,
so it would appear from an unprejudiced
standpoint, has not been able to be on
good terms with both sides, and quite
naturally. In proportion as he appeared to
favor one, he has earned the bitter and
relentless hatred of the other.
The California Capitalist*.
One of these financial forces is com
posed of San Francisco capitalists, who
for many years have dominated the Pacific
and absolutely controlled the Alaskan
seal, fisheries and fur trade. Naturally,
when gold was discovered, it expected to
extend its sphere of influence and reap
large profits. Unfortunately for these
plans, however, there was organised in
New York, immediately after the gold dis
coveries, a syndicate of rich men who
prepared to dispute the right of the San
Francisco gentlemen. Alex. McKenzie,
who had spent .the most of his time for
several years In New York, was made a
member of the syndicate, and aa its man
aging director, went to Alaska to superin
tend its business. There was an immedi
ate clash. The San Francisco crowd, in
censed because of this invasion, which It
regarded as being unwarranted, tried to
prevent the eastern company from secur
ing a valuable foothold. There were nu
merous personal encounters between the
subordinate employes on both sides, and
the struggle quickly assumed an acute
Meanwhile congress had passed the
Alaskan code, and it became necessary for
the president to appoint a federal judge
for the Cape Nome dißtrict. There were
several candidates. The San Francisco
forces had a candidate, whom they urged
untiringly. It Is not known that the New
Yorkers had a candidate, although after
wards, it was charged that they had se
cretely favored Judge Noyes.
After his appointment Noyes proceeded
to Alaska, at once, and had not left the
boat in Nome harbor when he was ap
proached by representatives of the San
Francisco syndicate, who were anxious to
pay his hotel bills and render him numer
ous other attentions of a questionable
Noyea Not to Be Beguiled.
It was evident that the hope of the San
Francl&co men wa* that Noyes could be
Induced to become one of them. He de
clined. While these matters were pend
ing, Noyes, as one of his early official
acts, appointed McKenzie as receiver of
one of the contested mining claims; but
not until one or two other gentlemen had
declined to act in that capacity. The San
Francisco men had a candidate for this
receivership, and they accepted McKen
zle's appointment as prlma facie evidence
that Noyes, who would not come into their
camp, had gone into that of the opposition.
McKenzie's appointment was the signal
for the outburst against Noyes. He has
Dr. Wilson of Goodsell Observatory Spent His Vacation in Platting
Its Curve to Show Its Wonderful and Unexplainable
Special to The Journal.
Northfleld, Minn., Oct. 29.—Among the
objects of astronomical Interest which
have attracted working astronomers dur-
ing the past year the new variable star
in the constellation of Perseus stands
forth prominently. This variable was dis
covered Feb. 21, 1901, by Rev. T. D. An
derson of Edinburgh. It was successively
and independently discovered later by
other observers, among whom was A. K.
Douglass of Lowell observatory, who dis
covered the Nova tardily on Feb. 23, at
9:30 p. m.
Variable stars are of several classes.
Some blaze out suddenly and disappear
in a comparatively short time; others are
known to fluctuate irregularly; some are
periodic, add still others change in
brightness slowly and continuously. An
derson's new star, as it was called at the
time of its discovery, or Nova Persei, as
4t is now designated, belongs to the tem
porary type. Not including Nova Persei,
there are on record only eleven authenti
cated instances of such stars. The most
remarkable of these is known as Tycho's,
which appeared in the constellation of
Cassiopeia in November, 1572, and was
for some days as bright as Venus at her
best. This wanderer then slowly van
ished and in sixteen months became in
visible. Another remarkable variable was
seen and spectroscopically examined in
May, 1866. The new star in Perseus is
the most remarkable since Tycho's time,
if not the most wonderful of all of the
dozen authentic temporaries.
When the Nova was visible to the naked
eye many observations were made upon
it by various methods. It was examined
at all the observatories and its light
power and other peculiarities were care
fully studied. Its spectrum was examined
and titanium, helium and hydrogen, to
gether with possibly other metals were
found to be present. But interesting as
all these phenomena are, the peculiarity
which was most striking was the un
usual variation in brightness. The Not*
would be very bright and readily discov
ered by the naked eye one night and the
next night would be very dim. For sev
eral nights perhaps the star would stead
ily diminish in brightness and then sud
denly the light would increase almost to
or above the point where it began to dl
since been pursued unceasingly by the San
Francisco syndicate, and it is very evi
dent that nothing short of his ruin will
satisfy it. Not being able to use him, it
has determined to get rid of htm and have
a judge appointed who will be more
friendly to its contentions.
The only question at issue is whether
Noyes, in appointing McKenzle, acted
impartially and from the best of motives,
or was the agent of the New York syndi
cate. He says that the former is the case,
and the department of Justice here, with
the attorney general of the United Stateß
at its head, is inclined to accept his
statement as being true, after carefully
going over the whole ground.
Believed to Be Perjury.
The department of justice is satisfied
that much of the testimony which was
given in the McKenzle contempt proceed
ings and is now being repeated in the
Noyea case is perjured. The history of
Nome is not unlike that of hundreds of
other new mining localities in this coun
try. It is filled up with adventurers of the
lowest and most abandoned type. Some of
them are lawyers. It is said that the
Nome bar contains a number of repre
sentatives of the worst that the law has
produced in the states, men who have
thrown principle and personal honor to
the winds, and are ready for any kind of
an engagement that promises profit. Some
men of this class were, quickly brought
under the control of the San Francisco
syndicate, which was not especially choice
in its selection of instruments to do Ita
work. It is probable that others of this
class were taken into the employ of the
New Yorkers, for in a fight to the death
men are not so careful In selecting weap
ons as they might be.
The department of justice fully under
stands this, and has had its own agents
in Nome making investigations of the
charges against Noyes. It is significant
that the reports coming from these agents
agree with the story which Noyes has told
the attorney general, and this accounts
very largely for the apparent bias in
Noyes' favor which exists in the depart
ment. The personal history of every one
of the witnesses against Noyes is known
to the department, and it is not difficult
to guess that much of the testimony which
they have given can be successfully im
peached, should the occasion arise.
Noyes may or he may not be guilty of
becoming the tool of the New York syn
dicate; but it 1b pretty clear that he did
not become the tool of the San Francisco
The department of justice is pretty well
convinced that any man going into Alaska
under the conditions which prevailed
when Noyes went there would have been
liable to the same trouble, no matter how
honest he might have been, or how ear
nestly he might have tried to do the right
thing. This is another point that is
strongly, in Noyes' favor.
The San Francisco Proceedings.
The proceedings against Noyes for con
tempt, as was the case in the proceedings
against McKenzie, are merely an open
door of attack, a matter of convenience.
It was important that the matter should
get before the court in some way, and the
•charge of contempt seemed to Noyes'
enemies the easiest and most direct way.
In brief, it is charged that he did not
obey some formal order of the San Fran
cisco court of appeals, sent him last year
In connection with the McKenzie receiver
ship. McKenzie has already been tried,
convicted and sentenced, and now it is
proposed to put Noyes through the same
At the time the order of the San Fran
cisco court was served on McKenzie in
Nome he consulted with Judge Noyes
through the same course.
At the time the order of the San Fran
cisco court was served on McKenzle in
Nome he consulted with Judge Noyes and
with reuptable attorneys, who told him
that the San Francisco court had no juris
diction over the Alaskan court, but that
one court was the equal of the other,
both being answerable directly to the de
partment of Justice in this city and to
the president. Acting on the advice which
he then received, McKenzie refused to
obey the summons, and the question of
jurisdiction was brought to the supreme
court of the United States, which finally
decided that the Nome lawyers were
wrong, and that the San Francisco court
had full right to Issue the order to Mc-
Kenzie and that the order should have
been" obeyed. The order to Judge Noyes
was issued at about the same time, or a
little later, when the question of juris
diction was still open, and he, too, de
clined to obey It.
The Pending Trial.
The present trial in San Francisco is
the logical result. The hearing in that
city, it is said by reputable lawyers here,
should be strictly confined to the contempt
matter, and all that is necessary to estab
lish It is proof of Judge Noyes' failure to
obey the order. But the court in San
Francisco is following exactly the lines
which it followed in the McKenzie case.
It is taking testimony of the witnesses
who sympathize with the Lane syndicate,
and permitting the entire question of the
administration of Noyes' office to be
opened up. This testimony Is entirely
ex parte; Noyes has no witnesses whom
he can now secure to rebut it, and It is
safe to say that when the case is finished
he will have been able to make a rather
poor showing, so far as these outside mat
ters are concerned. It is confidently ex
pected here that the contempt charge will
be sustained; the only uncertainty is as
to the penalty. The sensational testi
mony against Noyes, which haa been com
ing for a week before the federal court of
minish. The causes of these fluctuations
are unknown as yet to astronomy, and all
earnest astronomers have been critically
observing Nova Persei in the hope of
finding the cause from continued obser
Carleton college is fortunate in having
a fairly well-equipped observatory and
two indefatigable observers—Drs. Payne.
and Wilson. Soon after the first observa
tions upon the new star were published,
Dr. H. C. Wilson at Qoodsell observatory
conceived the idea of platting from all the
reliable data obtainable the varying light
curve of this wonderful object. From a
very long list of observers and from the
results of the work done at this observa
tory by himself and others, he has at the
expense of much time and great care and
labor platted and drawn the curve for
the variation in brightness. Most of the
vacation period of the past summer was
consumed in the work. The curve platted
shows all the variations from Feb. 21,
the date of discovery, to April 24. The
curve shows that the light variation Is
not due to a single or simple period of
rotation. The variation may be due to
a double rotation of complex character.
The task of drawing the curve to repre
sent this variation was a prodigious one.
The variable is now visible in the con
stellation of Perseus with an opera glass.
The constellation is visible In the north
eastern sky just after sunset. The new
star occupies a central position in the
constellation and almost in a line with the
base of the lower triangle. The stranger
would be scarcely recognizable at first by
a novice except by its position. No def
inite prediction of how long the Nova may
be visible can be made.
The star has been photographed with
success. The French astronomer, Flam
marion, found by photography that the!
Nova bad an aureole. Dr. Wilson re
cently photographed Nova Persei with
several hours exposure, and found upon
developing his plate that he also had suc
ceeded in obtaining a photograph with an
It has also been found that photography
brought out many new and interesting
features of nebulae. Professor Wilson
has tried to photograph a peculiar nebulae
in Cetus, but as yet has bees unfortunate
in developing the plates
appeals, will not affect the standing of
Noyes In Washington in the least. If
the department of justice finally decides
to recommend his removal it will be for
cause.B independent of anything that has
taken place in San Francisco, unless the
evidence there should unexpectedly take
on a more reliable turn than it thus far
has carried.
Court Thought to Be Prejudiced.
Unfortunately for all concerned, there
is a grave suspicion here that the San-
Francisco court of appeals, which has di
rected the prosecution of the McKenzie
and Noyes cases, is not entirely devoid
of prejudice Without questioning the
entire honesty of the court. It cannot be
forgotten that one or two of its mem
bers were formerly the counsel for the San
Francisco syndicate, and owe their eleva
tion to the federal bench to syndicate in
fluence. This fact should have made the
court very careful in its conduct of these
cases. Apparently, however, it has pro
ceeded Just as it would have done bad the
relation of some of its members to the
syndicate been less Intimate than it is
known to have b«en. The sentence of a
year In Jail for contempt was excessive,
and President MoKlnley was not slow In
granting a pardon to McKenzie.
Should the court follow In the Noyos
case the extreme policy which it fol
lowed in the McKenzie case, it is likely
that Noyes will be adjudged guilty ot
contempt and sentenced for a year or
longer. Such a sentence would be hailed
by tie San Francisco syndicate with loud
acclaim, for it might mean Noyes' re
moval from the bench and the sending of
some new man to Nome in his stead.
The syndicate is playing a desperate
game and this contempt* case is its last |
trump card, the department of justice |
having refused to accede to its demands, j
Should the federal court of appeals find |
Noyes guilty and sentence him, his
friends will not be slow in telling the
president and the attorney general that it
was unduly prejudiced. The weight which
this claim will have will determine
whether Noyes will be removed, or
whether he will be indorsed by the na
tional administration notwithstanding the
court of appeals.
The foregoing is merely an outline of
the case, without any attempt to cumber
it with details. To sum up, the depart
ment of justice, keenly alive to all the
facts, is not prepared to accept the
evidence of the antl-Noyes witnesses as
expressing the entire truth of the case.
It has not yet made up its mind regard
ing Noyes' guilt or innocence, although, so
far as it has gone, it is inclined to lean in
hia favor. It is watching the trend of the
testimony in the contempt case now being
tried and will take note of anything that
is new. Much of that evidence has been
fully discredited by reports which the de
partment has received from its special
agents In various parts of the country and
—W. W. Jermane.
Attorneys Have Not Sifted That Tec
tlmony Yet.
Special to The Journal.
Sen Francisco, Oct. 29. —Contempt pro
ceedings against Judge Noyes came up
again this morning before the circuit
court of appeals. Attorney Francis T.
Heaney asked the court for another day
to segregate testimony and prepare a mo
tion to strike out certain irrevelent and
hearsay evidence. Pillsbury objected to
the delay. Attorney McLaughlin, who
is quite weak from his recent illness,
managed to tell the court just why they
wished more time. The court questioned
him closely in regard to the evidence
which it would be moved to strike out.
McLaughlin said that the motion would be
general in character, but they must sift
the. whole in order to get the decision
wanted and to cover all points. Tho
court granted until 2 o'clock this after
noon, at which time the motion must be
Ball for Young People for the First
Time Since the Da>i of
Nellie Grant.
Mmw York Sum Smmotmt Smrwiom
Washington, Oct. 29.—The program of
the receptions and dinners to be given at
the WhUe House is Just announced. The
official social season is one of the briefest
on record. The eight traditional recep
tions and dinners are included in January,
beginning with the New Year's reception
and concluding with the army and navy
reception on Jan. 30. The other recep
tions are the diplomatic on Jan. 7, the
Judicial on Jan. 17, and the congressional
on Jan. 23. The three state dinners wilt
be given on Jan. 2, 9 and 16, when the
guests of honor will be consecutively the
cabinet, the diplomatic corps and the
members of the supreme court.
There is no official announcement of the
public reception which is always sched
uled for Shrove Tuesday. The reason of
this omission is that Mrs. Roosevelt in
tends giving three public receptions dur
ing December, as hitherto unofficially an
nounced —on the 14th, 21st and 28th. She
will also resume these Saturday recep
tions during the post-Lenten season. The
intention is on Shrove Tuesday to give a
cotillion in honor of Miss Alice Roosevelt,
whose eighteenth birthday occurs on Feb.
9. As Miss Roosevelt's birthday falls on
Sunday it has been determined to Join the
Shrove Tuesday festivities with a birthday
cotillion in honor of the White House
debutante. This is the first time that a
ball for young people has been given at
the White House since the days of Miss
Nellie Grant.
United States Corporation Will En
large Its Plants.
Special to The Journal.
Chicago, Oct. 29.—The United States
Steel corporation is planning a vast in
crease in its business. With this in view
its officials are examining in detail the
capacities of the various plants which are
under the control of the company. A
dozen men who ere at the head of this
industry made a flying trip through this
section of Illinois yesterday. At the head
of the party of inspection was Charles M.
Schwab, president of the company. The
prospects are that the plants at South Chi
cago, Joliet and Bay View will be mater
ially enlarged in the near future.
"This is a tour of inspection of some of
the plants of the steel corporation," Mr.
Schwab said. "Its purpose is to find out
exactly where there can be an extension
of lines of the organization. We are
planning to broaden and we are looking
into the capacities of the plants with that
in view."
Burlington Institute, Founded In
1851, Shuts Its Doors.
Burlington, lowa, Oct. 29.—The board of
trustees of the Burlington institute, a
college founded here in 1851, voted last
night to close the institution permanently
on account of lack of funds to continue.
Took "Rough on Rats."
Special to The Journal.
Highmore, S. D., Oct. 29.— E. M. Sanden,
about 75 years old, committed suicide by tak
ing rough on rats, at the residence of S. p.
Anderson. He had no relatives in this sec
tion. The coroner will hold an inquest.
Plies Cured 'Without the Knife.
Itching, Blind, Bleeding or Protruding Pllei.
No cure, no pay. All druggists are authorized
by the manufacturers of Pazo Ointment to re
fund money where It fails to cure any case of
piles, no matter ot how long standing. Cures
; ordinary cases in 6 days; the wont cases in
14 days. One application gives ease and rest
Relieves itching instantly. This Is a new dis
covery and is the only pile remedy sold on a
| positive guarantee, no cure no pay. Price 50c.
I If your druggist don't keep it in stock send us
160 cm stamps and we will forward same by
mail. MM. by Paris Medicine Co., St. Louis,
Mo.,who also manufacture the celebrated cold
cure. Laxative Bromo-Qulnine Tablets.
Cheap Kates to California.
In the through tourist cars. Consult
Minneapolis * St. Louis R. R. agents.
All Sort? of Tales Bear Prices on
Wall Street.
Jamea J. Hill, Too, Comes In (or »
Good Deal of At
ttmw York Sun Bamolml Smrvfom
New York, Oct. 29.—Wa1l street had a]
day of rumors to-day, the majority of the
reports being of a pessimistic nature and
helping along a downward movement in
the stock market. They were rumors of
fresh trouble between important financial
interests growing out of the Northern Pa
cific situation, rumors of important oppo-1
sition preparing for the United States
■teel corporation; rumors of a persistent
character that the price of copper was to i
be cut and rumors that heavy engagements I
of gold for export to France had been ar
There was a report which reached the
floor of the New York Stock Exchange
that Joseph H. Schlff, a member of the
Harriman syndicate and head of the bank
ing house of Kuhn, Loeb & Co., had called
upon J. Pierpont Morgan and delivered to
him an "ultimatum" from the Harriman
interests to the effect that if Mr. Morgan
did not state his position as to a settle
ment of the status of the Northern Pa
cific property clearly and unequivocally
by 2 p. m., all relations between the Har
riman and the Morgan-Hill interests would
be broken off and the war between these
two great Wall street factions would be
renewed where it left off at the time of
the Northern Pacific corner and panic last
This yarn was characterized as a lie by
representatives of both Mr. Morgan and
Mr. Schiff. Actually, the Northern Pa
cilc situation to-day appeared to be about
as follows: J. Pierpont Morgan talked
with E. H. Harriman and James J. Hill
• bout Northern Pacific-Burlington affairs,
and, acocrding ot the understanding of an
influential member of the Harriman syn
dicate, the chances of adjusting all differ
ences in Northern Pacific affairs were im
proved slightly.
Mr. Hill saw Mr. Morgan for a few
minutes only, but E. H. Harriman re
mained for a long time. After that con
ference both Mr. Morgan and Mr. Harri
man had "nothing to say." No settle
ment of the Northern Pacific controversy
had be«n reached, said the spokesman of
Mr. Hill.. During the afternoon Georg«
F. Baker, president of the First National
bank and H. McK. Twombley of the Chi
cago &North-Western directorate, and in
cidentally the representatives of Vander
bllt interests, called to see Mr. Morgan.
Mr. Harriman left Mr. Morgan in good
spirits. He declined to make any state
ment, but a banker closely alllled with
the interests 6f the Harriman syndicate
There is good prospect of a settlement of
this Northern Pacific matter without further
friction. I think that we are nearer a settle
ment than ever before. Much depends on Mr.
Morgan. He is looked to by the parties in in
terest as the man most fitted to settle certain
vex« 4 questions. There are some legal obsta
cles in the way of a settlement, but they are
insurmountable. We shall await an expres
sion of Mr. Morgan's judgment with patience,
and we are prepared to accept hla decision
with a great deal of respect. I don't think
that the Union Paciflc people are disposed to
be unreasonable or obstinate.
Some Gaeiiing urn to What He la
The movements of James J. Hill during
liis present visit to New York are being
watched with much interest; It is gener
ally conceded that he is out to force the
fighting, at least tar enough to clear the
haze. His position is being thoroughly
canvassed by most of the financial jour
nals of New York. According to the
term* of the reorganization of the North
ern Pacific, the preferred stock, of which
there is $76,000,000, can be retired on Jan.
lof any year prior to 1917. Mr. Hill is
now given credit on all sides for a desire
to drive the Harrlman and Kuhn-Loeb
crowd out of Northern Pacific affairs by
at once retiring the preferred stock which
constitutes the major portion of their
holdings. To do this he must have the
assistance of Mr. Morgan and other men
on the board of directors. Whether Mr.
Morgan will assist Mr. Hill in this ag
gressive scheme remains to be seen.
While railway and financial circles are
waiting for a sign from Morgan, added in
terest attaches to conferences between
Morgan and the Kuhn-Loeb-Harriman
crowd. The impression is general that
important developments in this contro
versy are due.
Michael Davitt Instts That Gotham
Is Well Governed.
Me York Sim* Special Swvfa*.
London, Oct. 29.—Michael Davitt has
come to the defense of New York city as
a result of an article printed in the Times
yesterday. In a letter to the Times, and
printed this morning, the Irish leader
holds the paper's description of New York
"a libel upon that city as gross and gro
tesque as ever was printed in a public
journal." Mr. Davitt proceeds unhesi
tatingly to declare that the statements
which he condemns are invented, saying:
Kite and property are as safe in New York
as in London. There Is less crime of a seri
ous kind then In any of the great cities of
the world, and there Is no more panic than
there would be elsewhere on the eve of an
The article which aroused Mr. Davitt
was from the Times correspondent in
New York and told of the denunciations
of previous statements printed in that
Went There to See and Not to Be
(Milwaukee, Wi»., Oct. 29.—Charles M.
Schwab, president of the United States
Steel corporation, accompanied by a party
of gentleman whose names are intimately
associated with the steel manufacturing
Industry, made a tour of the Bayview
plant to-day.
Mr. Schwab refused to be interviewed on
the proposed new steel combination which
it is said will have a capital of $2,000,000,
--000, and of which H. C. Prick is spoken as
president. He said he knew nothing what
ever about the proposed organization.
Mr. Schwab left on a special train at
10:30 and, among other places, will visit
El wood and Anderson, Ind., Loraln and
Cleveland, Ohio, and Newcastle, Pa.
lp-ti»Dat« Investment.
Endowment insurance as an invest
ment is a development of comparatively
recent years. In the summer of '94 a
number of Minneapolis men set to work
to study the Insurance question purely as
an investment for the living. It was
found that insurance could aa well be paid
at some fixed time as upon the event of
a man's death, thereby giving him the
benefit of his investment while living.
The Investors' Syndicate, formed upon
this plan, has met with great success. It
has paid two dollars for every dollar in
vested and will continue to do so. They
can refer you to hundreds of men who
have been successful, among them W. C.
Hobart of Hobart & Willis, Eu
gene D. Case, a well-known law
yer, Dr. J. A. Bowman and many
others. They want agents in every
town and city. It is a proposition worth
investigating; call or write. Investors
Syndicate, 1204-1206 Guaranty Bldg., Min
■':\. Through Tourist Cars.
The old familiar way—tried aad proven.
See J Minneapolis •& r St. Loui* Agents for
lowest rates to California. •-",.-
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WE use trustworthy materials only, newest fabrics,
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$7.50 tO $18.
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Practical Measures Adopted After
Long Delay.
Russian Minister to Bulgaria Active
on Behalf of the Abducted
Special to The Journal.
Chicago, Oct. 29.—William E. Curtis, in
a cable dispatch to the Record-Herald
dated at Sofia, says that after nearly eight
weeks' delay practical measures for the
rescue of Miss Ellen M. Stone have been
adopted finally. Five weeks have been
wasted in a fruitless endeavor to con
vince the Bulgarian government of its
responsibility and to persuade it to act.
Consul General Dickinson, satisfied that
the government is utterly powerlesa, has
undertaken to open communication with
the bandits, and the prospects are fa
vorable, although many well-informed na
tives believe that Miss Stone is dead.
The Washington authorities should in
struct Mr. Dickinson to remain near the
scene of the capture until satisfied of the
truth, and to use money freely for In
The most encouraging feature of the
situation is the activity of M. Bakmiteff.
the Russian minister at Sofia, the most
powerful personage in Bulgaria. He has
had six years' experience at Sofia. His
wife, who Is the daughter of the late Gen
eral Beale of Washington, knows Miss
Stone well, and is deeply Interested in
her rescue. M. Bakmiteff was absent on a
vacation until a few days ago. On re
turning he found Instructions from St.
Petersburg to co-operate with Mr. Dick
He disapproved the latter's methods,
and has undertaken the rescue wholly in
dependent of the American authorities.
On Friday he sent a reformed brigand to
the mountains to open communication and
ascertain the lowest ransom that will be
accepted. He will pay a reasonable
amount himself, expecting reimburse
ment. If Miss Stone is still alive he
should ascertain her whereabouts def
initely this week.
State Auditor Dunn Makes Merry-
Over the Normal Board'«
Harris Richardson of St. Paul has been
retained by the state board of control
as counsel in the quo warranto proceed
ings. He said to-day that he had not
read the information yet. As the writ Is
returnable Thursday, he will probably
have to ask for an extension of time.
Mr. Richardson gave the board an opin
ion some months ago to the effect that
the normal schools and the university are
charitable institutions, and as such clear
ly under the board of control act.
State Auditor Dunn Is making merry
over the allegations in the information
filed by the normal board. He says that
if they constitute grave offenses the
board of control must indeed be a bad set
Of men. He calls particular attention
to one clause, which charges that the
board of control "did in a letter dated
Aug. 26, 1901, assume, assert and main
tain the right and to exercise con
trol over the several normal schools of
this state, and did therein declare its pur
pose to be to require such schools to live
within the appropriations made by the
legislature for such schools."
Said Mr. Dunn to-day:
"If the board of control really did write
such a letter and tell the normal board
to live wjthin its appropriation, of course
they ought to be fired."
South Bend, Ind., Oct. 29.—South Bend's
mysterious case of poisoning in the Webb
family has been cleared up. A post-mortem
on the body of Charles Webb revealed that
he, his mother, Mrs. Rebecca Webb, and
sister, Cora Webb, were victim* of asphyx
iation. Coroner C. A. Bennoe has returned
a verdict to that effect with the filing of the
verdict Grant Webb was released by the
police and all charges against him dismissed.
New York, Oct. 29.— Articles of incorpora
tion have Just bee filed Id Jersey City of the
While Mountain Paper company, capital stock
115,000,000. The incorporators are John T.
Morgan, George H. Hansel and John Milton
Frey of New York. This company is said to
own about 415 square miles of wood land in
New Hampshire and Maine. It is proposed
to build a printing paper mill at Portsmouth,
N. H., having a capacity of 500 tons a day.
Mrs. Ada MoVey of Sioux Cltr Ab
ducted by Two Men.
Special to The Journal.
Sioux City, lowa, Oct. 29.—Mrs. Ada Mc-
Vey of Omaha was abducted Sunday night
by two men, taken four miles into the
country, and, when she would not listen
to their proposals, they pounded h*r and
dumped her out on the road. She dragged
herself to a farmhouse, and' was brought
to Sioux City yesterday afternoon by a
She was driven from her Omaha home
by a drunken husband, and went to work
on the farm of Qeorge Johnson of Pender,
Neb. She was taken sick, and Johnson
loaned her money to come to a Sioux City
hospital. She had written to Johnson
to come for her and had Just been re
leased when she was carried to the coun
try by her abductors. Johnson came for
her yesterday, but could not find her.
To Cure a Cold In One Oar
Take Laxative Bromo Quinine Tablets. All
druggists refund money if it fails to cure.
E. W.Grove's signature Is on each box. 25c.
Have do equal. Exclusive agency, 4 N 4th
street, Kasota block. - , -- j
. California Tourist. Car a.
I • To find out all about them,- consult Mla-i
naaoolU A St. Louis AcenU- - I
Men Shoes
Ud street they're $3.50. fi*O
Here they're only ...... yu
We have them in Patent and Enamel
leather. In Box Calf and . lei and Surpass
Kid. Several styles In each kind, with
light or heavy soles and all the different
kinds of edges. -
There are many good G±o&b
shoes sold in Minne- VTJjj?
apolis at $3.50; we bsjl)
\ equal any of them at \S/
; FHomcTradcA
F Shoe Store y
No Time Limit and No Fee Pre
scribed—Moat Futile of
All Acts.
Mankato, Minn., Oct. 29.—Judge Shlssler
of the municipal court yesterday held the
law passed by the legislature providing
that peddlers shall take out licenses in
cities and villages. Is unconstitutional,
on the ground that it is impracticable
and inoperative and does not fix any fee
to be charged or fix a time limit.
He said that this law caps the climax
of all futile laws ever passed by the legis
lature. Last week the city ordinance re
quiring peddlers to take out licenses was
declared unconstitutional by District
Judge Cray on habeas corpus proceedings.
The prosecutions in the two cases were
against one Thomas Richardson, and they
were the first commenced by the recently
organized Merchants' Protective associa
A new ordinance will be introduced in
the city council at once as there is at
present no restriction on peddling.
Rev. Father Coyle No More.
Special to The Journal.
Cedar Falls, lowa, Oct. 23.—Rev. B. W.
Coyle, pastor "of St. Patrick's Catholic church,
died very suddenly after an illness of two
days, aged 70 years. He assisted Archbishop
Keane in a confirmation on Friday and was
Stricken that evening. He was prominent
In state circles and popular among all the
churches of the city, Protestant as well as
Cured of Piles
After Many Years.
Mrs. D. E. Reed of Albany says: "I
would not take $500 and be placed back
where I was before I used the Pyramid
Pile cure; I suffered for years and it :s
now 18 months since I used it and not
the slightest trace of the trouble has re
turned." For sale by all druggists. Lir-
tle book "Piles, Causes and Cure," mailed
free. Pyramid Drug Co., Marshall, Mich.
Our Well Now on Cap Rock Now Is
All HlKhti Next Week Will Be
Too Late to Get Stock.
We are selling our stock at much less
than it is worth. Although our gusher
will "come in" within a very few days,
we are still selling at 25 cents per share.
Our directors will need a large sum of
money as soon as the gusher comes in.
for a pipe line to the sea coast, tanks and
tank cars, so we are still selling stock at
the original price to get that money. If
they waited till after the gusher came in,
they could sell stock at a much higher
price, but they would not be in funds to
make necessary expenditures as stated.
This would mean delay getting our oil to
As the oil of a gusher is worth thous
ands every day, delays are expensive.
Our directors, therefore, think it for the
best interest of stockholders to sell stock
at the old price and get abundant funds,
rather than sell stock at a higher price
a month from now and lose a month's
product of oil. This is good business doc
trine and our directors are business men
and mean to do "business."
Come at once if you want stock. In a
few days no more can be had. Telephones,
Twin City 1497, Northwestern, main
1306 Jl.
207 and 208 Bank of Commerce Building,
Agents for
New York Rotterdam, via Boulogn«-«ur-Mer.
Twin-Screw S. S. 12,600 tons. „-.;•, PAT^niM
Saturday, Nov. 2, 18 A. M. r- - r"l **m
Twin-Screw S. S. 8.300 tons, RATTFRDIH
Saturday, Nov. 9.10 A. M". nwl *■■"•'■
AMSTERDAM, Saturday, Nov. 18, 10 A. M.
it Holland-America ; Line, 80 Broadway. N. V..
86 La Salle St.. Chicago, ti. flrecke * Bkman.
Gen. Nor.-West. Put. Aft*., 181 84 St., Minn*.
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