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Negotiations to This End Al
most Everywhere.
Rumored Ignoring of Kruger by
Burgher Leaders.
Address of Charles Frauds AUanis
Creates a. Profound lmpres
• luu In London.
London. Nov. 13.— Peace negotiations
are reported from ©very quarter except
Botha's headquarters in the saddle. The
National Liberal federation is agitating
for a full and explicit declaration of terras
from Downing street, but this is a politi
cal niauoeuver directed by the pro-Boers.
Kruger and Leyds are credited for the
first time with a willingness to consider
something less than actual national inde
pendence as c basis for peace, but the
rumors from Holland are contradictory
and illusory.
Thore is a story that the Boers in arms
have approached Kitchener and intimated
a .losire for peace, without any reference
to Kruger, Steyn or Botha, but this is a
transparent fiction started for the pur
pose of explaining Salisbury's veiled ref
erence to grounds of conifidence which he
could not lay bare. There can be no peace
while 8.000 Boers and Cape rebels hold the
field under a dozen or more guerilla lead
Kitchener's last report shows how scat
tered these forces are and how narrow is
their range of operations. De Wet has
reappeared in a quarter of the Orange
River Colony where he can operate with
Botha and it is surmised that another
titterapt to invade Natal is impending.
The recent address of Charles Francis
Adams of Boston, drawing an analogy be
tween the conditions in South Africa and
those in the United States at the time of
the Appomattox surrender, and showing
that Lee refused to sanction guerilla war
fare because he considered It immoral
and unchristian, has produced a deep im
pression here. The Imperial South Afri
< an association has decided to reprint the
te-xt of the address in pamphlet form for
the benefit of pro-Boer sympathizers.
lVrhaiiK This Boer Cornet In Seeing
a Few Visions.
>••*• Tork Sun tpmmtmt ITii mtm
Brussels, Nov. 13—A Boer veldt cornet,
who is at present in Brussels, charged
with some mysterious mission, declares
thai there art- still 17,000 Boers on the
warpath, and .that great quantities of am
munition are hidden near Zoutspanberg
and in the southeastern part of Bechuana
land, a district unhealthy for Europeans
end too large to be hemmed in by the
British. The cornet also asserts that the
British will never be able to vanquish the
Boers, but will be compelled to give up
South Africa, as they were forced to relin
quish the United States.
Chief Impediment In the AVorlc of
Clearing Out Boers.
Mm* Tork Sun Speoial Sarviea.
London, Nov. 13. —A correspondent of
the Times, wiring from Middleburg, Cape
Colony, says considerable progress has
been made in the operations against the
Boers. The most formidable commandoes
have been driven out of their haunts in
the midlands. The work of clearing out
ihe Boers is necessarily slow and har
assing, as at least two-thirds of the in
habitants of the country districts are
sympathizers with them. The responsi
bility for the fact that the work of clear
ance is not being done more quickly rests
on those who allowed the troops to grow
stale by not relieving them in regular
rotation. More horses and greater mobil
ity in the columns are required.
DenieH Xcgo £intiona.
Berlin, Nov. 13.—The Frankfurter Zeitung
to-day publishes an interview with A. D. W.
Wolmarans, the Boer envoy, now at Amster
dam, in which the latter Is quoted as declar
ing that the alleged impending peace nego
tiations between the Boers and BritiSh are
unfounded. "So long," says Wolrr.arang, "as
the British ministry maintains the attitude
outlined in the last spec-ones ol" Mr. Chamber
lain and Lord Salisbury, the question of
peace cannot be entertained. The idea of
the cession of the gold fields is absurd "
Tno-thlrda of the Kscaped Convict*
Are Captured.
Kansas City. Nov. 13.—Two-thirds of
the convicts who escaped from the Potf
Leavenworth penitentiary last Wednesday
had been captured up to this morning.
Now only nine are at liberty and the
chances are strong that two at least of
these will have been rounded up before the
day closes. Warden McLaughrey this
morning received a message from his
deputies near Cottonwood Falls, where
three men were captured late yesterday,
Haying that they were close on the heels
of two others. One of these is believed to
be Arthur Hewitt, aged 23, a white pris
oner who was serving five years for lar
ceny and who is the last of the leaders
of the outbreak. The leaders were
Thompson, Mulling, Southcrland and Hew
itt. Warden .\k-ri a ughrey has offered an
increased reward for Southerland and
Hewitt. Soutiierland. who was wounded,'
twice before he surrendered, is the sixth'
convict to be shot. 1
The President of the United States has by proclamation designated Thurs- 4
♦ day. November 28th, as a national day of Thanksgiving <\
Now therefore, in view of this fact, .and pursuant to a well-established %
« custom, I, Samuel R. Van Sant, Governor of Minnesota, would request that Z
'♦ said day be observed throughout the state as Thanksgiving Day <*>
The year about to close has been one of the greatest prosperity to the <?>
♦ state and nation; especially in our commonwealth have we reason to reioiee <S>
f The products of our fields, forests and mines have enriched our people Labor <S>
«• in town, city and country has been well employed and generously rewarded Z
♦ Heaven has indeed smiled upon us. I would earnestly recommend that our 6
<•> people abstain on that day from their usual avocations and assemble in their Z
% customary places of worship and then and there raise their voices in praise to «S>
<e> Almighty God for His manifold blessings, and invoke His continued guidance in Z
$ the years to come. From your abundance give to those who have been un Z
<t> fortunate and in need of charity, that the day may be one of reioicine and Z
<v thanksgiving to all our people. V
<$> While still in the midst of the great gloom occasioned by the untimely X
<fc> death cf our late beloved president, let us be comforted and resigned by the <$>
<?> sacred words, 'It is God's way. His will be done, not ours," and thank *
<♦- Divine Providence for the influence of his noble and useful life. <*
<r Given under my hand and the Great Seal of the State this 13th day of Nn a
■•• vember, A. D. 1%1. y J
♦ By the Governor: S. R. VAN SANT <S>
<?• P. E. HANSON, Secretary of State. <a,
♦ ♦
Chief of the Animal Industry
Bureau Speaks.
Dr. Salmon Examines the Situation
From All Sides.
Certain Interests Will Try to Pre
vent the Extension of the Ex
clusion Law.
■from Th« Journal Bureau, Room MS, -Fort
Building, Washington.
Washington, Nov. 13.—Dr. D. E. Salmon,
chief of the bureau of animal industry of
the department of agriculture, thinks that
the press dispatches relating to the rapid
ly diminishing supply of beef food have
overstated the actual conditions, and the
predictions of further shortage are not
well founded. In fact, Dr. Salmon says
that from this time on there will be an
increase in the beef supply for some years
until the limit of production is reached.
He admits, however, that just at present
there is a considerable deficiency as com
pared with five years or even two years
ago, owing to several causes. One was
the gradual falling off in the price of
beef from the water mark of ten or
twelve years ago, which caused a great
many cattle raisers to go out of business
rather than conduct it at a loss. An
other was the gradual settling up of the
grazing country and the diminution in
the size of ranges as a consequence. Dr.
Salmon has no figures to show just the
exact condition of this industry, but
speaks from his general knowledge of the
situation. He said to-day:
Predictions of the almost entire failure of
the beef supply of the country -within the
next few years are not well founded, in my
opinion. This bureau has gathered no sta
tistics relating to the industry in the last
two years, because the census office was
working on the same lines and has gathered
an accurate census of the number of beef
cattle on ranges and small farms and will,
of course, issue a bulletin showing the
changes on both during the' last decade. I
made inquiries at the census office last Sat
urday and found that their figures have not
been tabulated and will not be ready for
publication until some time in January.
From my general knowledge of the situ
ation, however, I do not see how there can
be anything but a plentiful supply of beef
for some time to come. There will almost
certainly be an Increase in the next few
years. . This will be brought about by more
people going Into the business of raising
beef cattle, now that prices has rlsen^jo
whew a profit can.be made out of It. From
1888 to 1895 or 1897 there was an overproduc
tion of cattle due to the development of the
ranges. The enormous production caused a
drop in prices to a point where cattle could
not be raised at a profit except by the large
companies owning vast herds and controlling
great ranges. Many range cattlemen went
out of business and the production conse
quently fell off. The population Increased
in the normal ratio, however, and there was
a shortage, forcing the price up. This has
been felt in every section of the country.
With prices on the upgrade many persons
who were formerly in the business will now
return to it and there will certainly be no
alarming shortage so long as the price of
cattle is such that they can be raised at a
1 profit. I do not mean to say that there
will be a return of the cheap meat era of
the early nineties, but there is no present
danger of a meat famine.
Another factor in the situation is the ex
port business in beef and beef products.
1 About 400,000 head of live cattle were sent
abroad last year and the carcasses of as
many more were shipped by the beef pack
ers of Chicago and other centers of the pack
ing industry. That would indicate that there
is no lack of a supply for the home market,
for the shippers are good business men ana
| would not send their product abroad if they
had a sale for it in this country. It must
be admitted that there Is a Umit'to the avail
able land on which cattle may be raised.
Much of the best range country has been cut
up into small farms, but there is still a
great area of good grazing country that is
unappropriated, and is still available for cat
tle raising. The small farmer who has
taken up this grazing will not, of course, de
vote his, farm to cattle raising, but undoubt
edly the raising of beef cattle on small farms
will be one of the developments of the in
dustry. It may not bring so many cattle on
the market as under former conditions, but
there will be enough to supply the demand for
some years.
CHIXESB The extension of the
Chinese exclusion act will
EXCLUSION, be one of the live sub-
Jects with which the
coming congress will have to deal. The
present act expires next May, and unless
it is extended Chinese will, after that
date, enter the United States under the
same conditions as other aliens. Until
recently it was not supposed there would
be any determined opposition to the ex
tension of the law, but certain interests
are now indicating that they will make a
vigorous effort to prevent congress from
taking any action. It Is averred that
since the United States is endeavoring to
extend' its trade in the east, it would be
unwise from a commercial standpoint to
continue the act excluding the Chinese.
Seme of the great commercial concerns, it
is alleged, are preparing to oppose action
by congress. And then there are persons
who argue that there is no'more reason
for excluding Chinese than there would be
in excluding other aliens. On the other
hand, organized labor is exceedingly
anxious that the act shall be extended at
least twenty years. Senators and repre
sentatives are now receiving petitions and
letters urging immediate action by con
gress, and the great labor organizations
are now preparing to send committees
here to follow up the campaign that is
now being conducted through the mails.
Recently the Irish World, Patrick Ford's
paper, printed an editorial warning Irish
men and labor organizations that a de
termined effort is to be made by the
trusts to prevent action at this session;
and the appeal has aroused a good many
persons who had not given much thought
to the subject. In the last congress bills
proposing to extend the act were intro
duced by Representatives Kahn of Cali
fornia and Cooper of Wisconsin and Sena
tor Proctor of Vermont. Senator Fair
banks prepared a bill during the closing
<ia\s of the sesison, but after a conference
with tne treasury offiei-ils, the attorney
general, and others, it was decided that
it would be impossible to pass such a bill
so late in the session and it was not in
troduced. The senator still has the bill
and will at the opening of congress, in
troduce it, unless, for courtesy's sake,
he steps aside from some senator from
the Pacific coast who wishes to offer such
a bill. The bill Senator Fairbanks has
proposes to extend the exclusion act
twenty years. It was prepared after
consultation with the officers of the gov
ernment interested in the subject, and
therefore has their approval. The gen
eral impression Is that congress will ex
tend the act, notwithstanding the opposi
tion will be formidable.
For the first time Presi-
OHAMPIONS dent Roosevelt to-day
made it clear that he pur-
REOIP- poses to do all in his power
to help along the cause of
ROCITY. reciprocity and tariff re-
vision. To a delegation
which called on him, representing com
mercial interests in the middle west cit
ies, he talked of Canadian and other rec
iprocity. He stated plainly that he would
not make any special recommendation in
regard to any one country like Canada,
but he assured the callers that he believed
in the general principle of reciprocity
and commercial treaties, and that the
time has come to cultivate better rela
tions with foreign nations. The delega
tion is here to find out whether it will be
possible to reconvene the joint high com
mission or whether a treaty can be nego
tiated with Canada independently of that
body. It seems to be the opinion of the
authorities here that no treaty can be
made except through the joint high com
mission. The time has elapsed for nego
tiating treaties under the Dingley law.
—W. W. Jermane.
Washington Small Talk.
The following postofflcea in the northwest
v'ill be advanced from fourth class to presi
dential offices Jan. 1: North Dakota—Ken
mare, postmaster's salary, $1,000; Leeds, sal
ary, $1,100; Minnewaukon, salary, $1,20i>;
Towner, salary, $1,100. lowa—Elgin, salary
I $1,000; Essex, $1,000; New London, $1,100
Preston, $1,000; Radellffe, $1,100; West Bend
?l,000; Whiting, $1,000.
The controller of the curerncy has ap
proved the Hanover National Bank of New
! York as a reserve agent for the First Na
tional Bank of Castlewood, S. D., and the
lowa National Bank of Dcs Moines for the
Farmers' National Bank of Hamburg, lowa.
Postmasters appointed to-day: Minnesota-
Dundee, Noble county, R. O. Morrison.
Corn Shredder Accident to a Pronii-
iieni Lakeville Farmer.
Special to The Journal.
Farmington, Minn.. Nov. 13.—L. J. Rust
low, a prominent and popular farmer of
Lakeville, had his arm torn off in a corn
shredder .this morning. Amputation at
the shoulder speedily followed the acci
Rails are being laid on the Rosemount
end of the Rosemount-South St. Paul
branch of the Burlington, Cedar Rapids &
Northern, at the rate of a mile a day.
There is an immense amount of supplies
and material here for the Mankato-
Farmington branch of the Milwaukee
road, and the work of laying rails will
be commenced shortly.
Bank Robbers and Citizen* Exchange
Shots in Ohio.
Minster, Ohio, Nov. 13.—A bold attempt was
made last night to rob the Citizens bank by
a gang of twelve or fifteen men who held up
the citizens in regular western style. The I
robbers, well armed with revolvers and shot
guns, suddenly appeared on the main street
and fired half a dozen shots. They broke
open the doors of the bank building and at
tempted to blow open the safe with nitro- !
glycerin, but failed to reach the inner vault,
which contained about $10,000. In the mean
time the marshal and night watchman opened
fire on the robbers from a second-story win
dow across the street from the bank. The
robbers returned the fire and also fired at all
citizens who appeared on the streets. Over
100 shots were exchanged. At last,;the rob
bers jumped into rigs, previously stolen, and
drove rapidly away. No trace of . ttiem, has
been found.-; . V ,-- - „
Some Difficult Weeding for the Sugar Trust.
Attempt on Behalf of the Fili
pino Leader Through
Habeas Corpus.
Washington, Nov. 13.—While the war
department has not been advised of the
proposed step to secure the release of
Aguinaldo from captivity through a writ
of habeas corpus, it was prepared for
a move in that direction. A, few weeks
ago the first application of-this kinti was
made in the case of a military prisoner,
and as there was some indication of a
disposition on the part of the Philippines
commission to uphold the right of habeas
corpus in that case the war department
was obliged to cable instructions both
to the committee and to General Ohaffee,
the result of which was a practical denial
of the writ.
The war department officials have dep
recated the making of an issue of this
important point, pending the decision of
the supreme court in the "fourteen dia
mond rings case," involving the ques
tion as to whether the constitution fol
lows the flag. Up to this time there has
been -no real test of the right of appeal
from the Philippine courts to the federal
courts here nor of the right of habeas
corpus in the Philippines.
So far as Aguinaldo is concerned it is
said that his captivity is only nominal.
The only evidence of it consists in the
appearance by his side of an army officer
when he walks about the town, for he is
free to go almost anywhere. Moreover,
it is said that this escort is perhaps
necessary to protect Aguinaldo from as
sault, as he has been threatened by the
secret societies.
Major Belknau Dead.
Washington, Xov. 13.—Colonel Ward, acting
adjutant general, received a cable message to
day from General Chaffee, reporting that Ma
jor Hugh R. Belknap of the pay department
died al Calamba, Laguna de Luzon, on the
12th inst., from intestinal troubles, and that
his remains will be sent to the United States
on the transport Thomas. Major Belknap
was appointed to the pay corps in the regular
establishment last February, having served
previously with the came corps during the
Spanish war, but as a volunteer and an addi
tional officer. He was a son of the late Sec
retary Belknap and was himself prominent in
republican party councils, representing one of
the Chicago districts in the national house of
representitives for several terms.
\ji\ y Yard in Luzon.
Washington, Nov. 13.—The president to-day
signed an executive order creating a naval
reservation of a large tract of land just ac
quired by the navy department at Onlongapo,
on Subig bay, Luzon. The department will
now proceed with all dispatch to construct at
this point a navy yard and station of the
first order.
Edward Holds i his Opinion of Pres-
Idents of Republics.
London, Nov. 13.—1n view of the recent at
titudt of Count Goluchowski, the Austrian-
Hungarian foreign minister, in relation to the
different standing of the heads of republics
and of monarchies, the dictum of King Ed
ward, holding that the honors to be paid to
presidents and crowned heads at the time of
, his majesty's coronation shall be identical,
! has special*interest. The question arose dur
| ing a discussion of the details of thf d^co-
I rations to be bestowed and the mode of enter
! tainment of the heads of states attending the
I coronation. The king refused point blank
I to distinguish between the titles of president,
i king and emperor, arguing that his object was
jto honor the state and not the man. No d^s
j Unctions will be made, except, possibly, in the
| case of near relations of the royal family.
Train of Great Northern Will
Attempt to Identify Him.
Special to The Journal.
Helena, Mont., Xov. 13.—Under Sheriff
Crawford of Choteau county left last night
for Missouri with a requisition upon Governor
Dockery for Harry Longbaugh. The officer
is accompanied by Engineer Jones and Fire
man O'Xeil and James Marvin, mail clerk of
the Great Northern train Longbaugh is al
leged to have helped hold up last summer
at Wagner. They will try to identify him.
Wilhelmina of Holland Reported In
Satisfactory Condition.
Berlin, Nov. 13.-—The Vossische Zeitung
says it learns that Queen Wilhelraina
was prematurely delivered of a child Nov.
10.and, that -the queen's condition is,sat
isfactory. _ ■ .., / * .Jl
Its Birth Celebrated by B. Bill and
Indians and Cowboys.
Wild We»t Parade and Plenty to Eat
ami Drink, at an Old-Time
Omaha, Neb., Nov. 13. —Notice was to
ny received of" the opening to tTs^dPCßs^
mercial world of Cody, Wyo., by railroad.
The christening, was by Colonel VV. F.
Cody and a party of Wyoming state offi
cials. The first train to connect the new
town with Toluca arrived at 10 a. m., car
rying the excursion party, which included
half a hundred Sioux Indians under Chiefs
Iron Tail and Bucking Horse.
A procession was formed, headed by
Colonel Cody, and the party was welcomed
by Judge L. F. Houx, first mayor of the
new city. The town was in gala attire.
Every cowboy within a radius of 100
miles was in the parade, which marched
around the town headed by a brass band,
and led the celebration with a barbecue, at
which wild game was a feature of the
Authorities Believe the Insure
Swindler Han Not Revealed
Hi* Real Name.
Louisville, Nov. 13.—Newell C. Rathbun,
who is in jail on suspicion of having mur
dered Charles Goodm&n in Jeffersonville,
Ind., In an attempt to defraud an insur
ance company, made another damaging
admission to-day. He admitted that he
had a confederate in Little Rock and when
closely pushed said that his wife was in
part of the conspiracy, although he in
sisted that she was entirely innocent of
complicity in any plot to put Goodman
out of the way.
News comes from Little Rock that a
Miss Corinne Prior has stated that Rath
bun proposed a similar plot of defrauding
an insurance company to her and said that
if she would marry him and carry out her
part he would send a corpse home; that
it could be buried as his and that he and
she would divide the insurance. It is
also learned that Mrs. Rathbun still in
sists that the corpse sent from Jefferson
ville, an 4 now in Little Rock, is that of
her husband. When confronted by this in
formation Rathbun said to the police:
I have only told you part of the truth so
far. I arranged this matter with my wife
in Little Rock long ago, but did not want
to bring her into the case. Xow it looks as
though I will have to. I told her that I
would find a corpse and that she was to tele
graph for it to be buried and then collect
the insurance and in time I would desert
again from the army and meet her at some
place and we would divide it.
After making this statement Rathbun
said that his wife knew nothing of any
plot to commit murder or to set fire to a
hotel. "Indeed," he said, "no murder
was committed, for I did not kill Good
man. . I might have killed him if neces
sary, but he died of natural causes."
One of the perplexing features of the
case as it now presents itself to the police
is in regard to the real identity of the
prisoner here. That he has been passing
himself over the country as Lieutenant
Newell C. Rathbun, that he was married
in Little Rock under that name and that
he was insured for $4,000. appear to be
certain, but the police are convinced that
it is an alias and that he has never .told
his real name or his real home.
l.urjffjtt Ve»iel Ever Built on the
Lake«-for Ocean Trade.
Cleveland, Nov. 13.— The steel steamer Mln
netonka, probably the largest vessel ever built
on fresh water for ocean trade, practically
has been completed "at the yards of the.
American Shipbuilding company here. She is
434 feet over all, breadth of beam 43.7 feet
and has quadruple expansion engines. The
Minnetonka will be cut In two and towed in
halves to Newport News, where she will be
welded together again. The rutting in two
process is necessary because the canal'locks
between Lake " Brie and Lake Ontario are
large enough only to accommodate a boat 250
feet long. J -;
A Financial Company Incorporated
With a Capital of Four Hun-
dred Million Dollars.
Morgan Is in It and the Northern
Pacific Is Supposedly One of
the Interests Involved.
Trenton, N. J., Nov. 13.—The Northern
Securities company, capital $400,000,000.
was incorporated to-day. The company is
formed to acquire and deal in stocks and
securities and bonds of corporations. The
filing fee of $80,000 was paid, the check
coming from J. Pierpont Morgan & Co.,
wlio are understood to be identified with
the company. The incorporators are
George F. Baker, Jr., of 28 Madison ave
nue, New York; Richard Trimble of No.
53 East Twenty-fifth street, New York,
and Abram M. Hyatt of Allenhurst, N. J.
The certificate of incorporation was filed
by the New York law firm of Stetson,
Jennings & Russell.
It is understood that the company is
formed for the purpose of carrying out a
plan of consolidation of some western
railroad interests, including the Northern
Pacific. The powers conferred upon the
company by the articles of incorporation
include these:
To acquire by purchase, subscription or
otherwise and to hold as investment any
bonds or other securities of indebtedness or
any share of capital stock created or issued*
by any corporation or corporations, associa
tion or associations of the state of New
Jersey or any other state, territory or coun
To purchase, hold, sell, assign, transfer,
mortgage, or otherwise to dispose of any
bonds or other securities or evidences of debt,
created or issuel by any corporation or cor
porations, association or associations of the
state of New Jersey or any other state, ter
ritory or country and while owner thereof
to exercise all the right, powers and privi
leges of such ownership.
The capital stock of the company Is di
vided into 4,000,000 shares of $100 each,
all of which will be common stock.
Announcement Hourly Expected In
Wall Street.
Special to The Journal.
New York, Nov. 13.—1t was said in Wall
street to-day by members of both the
parties to the Great Northern-Northern
Pacific fight that definite news would be
made public before night of the settle
ment of the battle which has ruined thou
sands of speculators. Papers were sent
to Trenton to-day for the incorporation
of a huge railroad company which will
hold all the stock of the Great Northern
and Northern Pacific. The capital stock
may be made nominal at first and after
ward increased to several hundred mil
Burl Ing-ton Shares Not Inclnded.
New York, Nov. 13.—Regarding the in
corporation of the Northern Securities
company, no official admission could be
obtained this afternoon as to the scope of
the new company or the values at which
the Great Northern and Northern Pacific
shares will be turned over to it.
The Great Northern's outstanding capi
tal is $125,000,000 par value, selling at 200
in the market, while Northern Pacific's
total outstanding stock is $155,000,000 par
value, making a total of $280,000,000 par
value for the shares of these two corn-
War on the Cigarette
Chicago, Nov. 13.—The American Anti-Cigarette League, which is said at present
to have a membership of 300,000, has drawn up a pledge which is to be read in every
Sunday school in the United States on Sunday, Nov. 24. It binds the signer to ab
stain from the use of cigarettes or tobacco in any form until twenty years of age.
The expectation is that several hundred thousand signatures will be obtained. Agi
tation with a view of increasing membership in the league has been carried on in a
number of cities recently and additions are said to have been made as follows: Pitts
burg, 15,000; Columbus, Ohio, 10,000; Louisville, 12,000; Buffalo, 10,000, and Toronto,
Ont., 10,000.
Beet Sugar Will Be Protected
firs Mr York Sun Soecfal Stsrvtcm
Washington, Nov. 13. —The campaign of the American Sugar trust to destroy the
| competition of the sugar beet industry, as reported in press dispatches from Chicago,
has been anticipated by the friends of that industry, who have prepared to meet
| every advance. The statement that the trust is circulating petitions among wholesale
i grocers and other merchants causes no anxiety at the department of agriculture or
I among representatives to congress from the sugar beet belt. It is predicted that
i solid congressional delegations from all states where beet and cane sugar can be
j profitably raised will join in opposing the movement of the sugar trust, and that be
■ sides the tobacco Interests they have the support of the delegations in congress from
I the fruit-growing states. The fruit growers are said to be apprehensive of injurious
j competition from Cuba should a reciprocity treaty with that island be ratified, and
all interests that would suffer from a Cuban reciprocity treaty will join forces in
opposing assaults upon each separately, without regard to the source whence they
Confidence of Ore Road Counael Is
the Cause.
The cocksureness of attorneys for the
iron ore roads, expressed in an interview
with one of them in yesterday's Jour
nal, is laughed at by legal talent. Said
W. J. Uonahower, assistant attorney gen
eral, this morning:
I do not believe there is a court in the lana
that will hold that the state of Minnesota
does not have jurisdiction over the rates of a
road that begins and ends within the borders
of the state.
The order of the commission will result
in a great legal battle, in which the rights
of the state will be finally determined by
the highest court in the land.
should ±h» ore roads bring the matter
panics. At 200 for Great Northern the
amount would be increased to $405,000,
--000 for the shares of the two companies.
It is understood that Union Pacific in
terests waived all objections to the re
tirement of Northern Pacific preferred
shares and will have a heavy interest in
the capital of the new company, consider
ably beyond the par value of their present
Northern Pacific shareholdings, which are
placed at $78,000,000 par value, ju&t over
a majority of the total, $155,000,000 North
ern Pacific stock capital.
Burlington shares, it is understood, ar»
not to be turned over to the new Northern
Securities company. That stock is now
held as collateral for the outstanding Bur
lington collateral bonds with voting rights
vested in the Northern Pacific and the
Great Northern railways.
Under the new arrangement the Unioa
Pacific railway will have voting rights in
the Burlington, the board of directors be
ing about evenly divided between the
Union Pacific and the Hill interests.
The suggestion was made to-day that
the Burlington stock may be held in a
voting trust, under the agreement be
tween the two interests. In this case J.
P. Morgan will be a voting trustee, or
possibly the sole voting trustee.
Directors Vote to Retire the
Preferred at
New York, Nov. 13.—The directors of
the Northern Pacific Railway company
have voted to retire the preferred stock
of the corporation at par on Jan. 1, 1902.
The directors also declared a dividend
of 1 per cent on the preferred stock for
the period ending Dec. 31, 1901. This divi
dend is an additional one to that payable
Dec. 5, 1901. The following directors
were present at the meeting:
G. F. Baker, E. H. Harriman, Jamea J.
Hill, Brayton Ives, D. W. James, J. 3.
Kennedy, Daniel Lamont, C. S. Mellen,
Samuel Rea, William Rockefeller, Charles
Steele, James Stillman, Eben B. Thomas
and H. McK. Twombly.
Samuel Spencer was elected a member
of the directory in place of Robert Baker,
who resigned. The old officers of th«
company were re-elected for the ensuing
The necessary funds for the retirement
of the stock were provided by an issue of
$75,000,000 4 per cent bonds convertible in
Northern Pacific common at par. Each
holder of Northern Pacific common shares
now outstanding may buy 75-80ths of his
present holdings.
into the federal courts, it will be by ap
plying to Judge Lochren for an order en
joining the commission from enforcing Its
order issued yesterday. Counsel for the
state would reply by moving to dissolve
the injunction on the ground that the
federal court had no jurisdiction in the
case. This would bring squarely before
the court the question as to whether the
rates are subject to state regulation.
Kenosha, Wis., Nov. 18—The will of the
late Frederick S. Newell, formerly president
and treasurer of the Bain Wagon Works
and president of the Chicago-Rockford
Hosiery Works, has been filed for probate.
The widow, Mrs. Frances C. Newell, Is the
sole heir, and she is named as executrix
without bond. It is estimated the estate will
be valued at not leas Uiaa 11,500,000.

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