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They Fail in an Attack Upon
Commission in Its Report Will Hec
oinmend a Silver I'oia fur the
Manila, Nov. 18.—Company E of the
Ninth infantry, Captain F. H. Shoeffel,
was attacked by fifty bolomen and sever
al insurgents armed with rifles at a point
six miles from Tarangnan in the islaud
of Saiuar.
The insurgents tried to rush the Amer
icans, but failing to accomplish their pur
pose, they quickly broke and scattered.
Two men of the Ninth, a corporal and a
acout, were killed, and one private
Sixteen of the bolomen were killed, but
the riflemen escaped.
Captain Herman Hall, of the Twenty
first infantry, has been scouting for sever
al days in Batangas province. He had
four separate engagements with the insur
gents there. Captain Hall's scout resulted
in the capture of one Insurgent officer and
SO.OOO pounds of rice.
General Sumner, commander of the dis
trict of southern Luzon, highly praises
Captain Hartman and hla troop of the
First cavalry who last Wednesday morn
ing attacked 400 insurgents entrenched in
rifle pits at Buan. Batangas province, an 1
routed them. General Sumner says the
blow then administered by Captain Hert
inann is the most severe since he as
sumed toimnand of his district.
One of the Itecomme ndntloiiH of the
Philippine (jimip.is-.iuti.
San Francisco. Nov. 18.—Charles A.
Conant, special commissioner of the war
department on coinage and banking in the
PhNippinPs, and D. R. Williams, secre
tary of ihe Philipipue commission have
le:t for Washington. They are car-.
rying with them the annual report of the
Philippine con.mniibtfion.
While its contents will not be made pub
lic until after i: has been delivered to
the president, Commissioner Conant inti
mated that the commission has renewed
the recommendation made a year ago upon
th<- subject ■•>:' coinage.
"I think." he said, "that the p-lan which
the. civil coiumitision recommended a year
ag:> will bo recommended again this year.
.Thi?!plan provided for the issue of a sil
ver peso exchangeable for 50 cents in
gold and nearly of the size of the Mexican
silver dollar.
"If this coin can be kept at a fixed rela
tion to goid by limiting the quantity and
■by other measures to maintain its credit,
there would be no difficulty ie keeping it
at the value which may be fixed by law."
In discussing legislation by congress
•that is needed to promote the prosperity
of the islands, Mr. Conant said:
"There are a number of important meas
ures which would promote American trade
and the development of the resources in
the islands beside political measures' which
relate to the form of government.
"There is a strong desire to have con
gress authorize American banks to estab
lish branches, which would extend busi
ness aud American investment enterprises
in the most liberal manner.
"A definite mining law is being awaited
with great eagerness by American capital
ists. A land law and a forest law are
elso needed.
"Almost nothing can be done for the
development of the islands in any of these
respects, unless congress shall repeal or
modify the provision of the army appro
priation bill passed by the last congress
forbidding the granting of franchises for
a longer term than one year.
"When congress shall authorize the
granting of franchises under any reason
able restriction, there will be a great in
flux of American capital and enterprise."
•The Turnblad Party Killed Mouse,
Deer, Bear and Wolves.
. Swan J. Turnblad has indubitable evi
dence that he obtained a moose and one
deer on the "hunting trip from which he
lias just returned. F. E. Johnson, game
warden, has indorsed the truth of Mr.
Turnblad's claim on the back of his hunt
er's license. The warden detected Mr.'
Turnblad's convoy and held him up for a
glance at his license. The record of the
party of nine is as follows: Two moose,
fifteen deer, one bear, twenty-one par
triges, fourteen spruce hen, seventeen
rabbits and one wolf.
The party left^'ov. 9 in a private car
"Which was sidetracked at Bassett station
on the Iron Range road. From this van
tage point the sallies were made against
the game of northern Minnesota. The hunt
was siven by Consul E. H. Hobe, of St.
Paul in honor cf Kammerherre Strale,
Swedish-Norwegian legation secretary at
Washington, D. C. The other members in
addition to Swan Tumblad and H. J.
■Gjertsen of Minneapolis were Attorney
Boyeson. Dr. Haldor Sneve, Christian
Branrlt. publisher of Nordvesten, Colonel
Olups, president of fhe Scandinavian-
American bank, all of St. Paul, and O.
Halden of Duluth, auditor o& St. Louis
. The latter gentleman has been author
ized to purchase forty acres at the end of
Bassett lake on which will toe erected a
hunting lodge. The property will be
owned equally by the gentlemen in this
party. They will entertain their friends
at fishing in the summer and at stalking
game during the fall. Twice a year out
ing parties will visit the preserve.
!The Health Department Gets Hum;
With Smallpox Again. "t,
It is the belief of the health department
that the third annual visitation of smallpox
Is now about due in Minneapolis. Three more
cases were discovered Saturday, and the offi
cials were kept on a merry chase all day
Sunday rounding up and vaccinating those,
exposed. One case was reported from a doc
tor's- office, one from a' lodging house ana
the third from an institute. No less than
600 persons were vaccinated in the course of
the round-up begun Friday with the discov
ery of the lodging house case on Hennepin
avenue. Al lof the six cases now In the city
originated outside of the city.
Dry, moist, scaly tetter, all forms
of eczema or salt rheum> pimples
and other cutaneous eruptions pro
ceed from humors, either inher
ited, or acquired through defective
digestion and assimilation.
( To treat these eruptions with
drying medicines is dangerous.
The thing to do is to help the
system' discharge the humors, and
strengthen it against their return.
! Hood's Sarsaparilla permanently cured J.
G. Hines. Franks, 111., of eczema, from which
be had suffered for some time; and Miss
Wolter, Box 212, Algona, Wis.. of pim
ples on her face and back and chafed skin on
her body, by which she had been greatly
troubled. There are more testimonials in
favor of this great medicine than can be
Hood's Sarsaparilla
Promises to cure and keeps the
promise. Don't put off treatment.
Buy a bottle of Hood's today.
Mra. Harrison-Eastman Travels Un
der Another Name.
She Registers as "Mr». Carter" While
Returning East by Slow
: ■ Stages.
Special to The Journal.
Sioux City, lowa, Nov. 18. —Registering
as "Mrs. Carter," Mrs. Sophie Harrison-
Eastman, sister of Mayor Harrison of
Chicago, whose divorce from Barret East
man has been a social sensation of the
year, passed through here incognito, with
her brother, William Preston Harrison.
They were on their way from Deadwood,
where the divorce was secured, to Sioux
She is still as handsome as when a few
years ago, she burst upon Chicago society
and ended her triumphant social success
by her marriage to the equally handsome
but somewhat erratic; genius, Barret
Eastman, handsome and prepossessing,
while a writer for the trenchant dramatic
criticism in the Chicago Journal, was
petted by the young women of the first
set in Chicago, but was looked at askance
by the mamas, for he had no money. Miss
Harrison, dashing and charming, met him
at the zenith of her success. She had
money enough for both, she thought, and
they were married.
Then followed a period of extravagance,
splendor and high living which made the
names of Mr. and Mrs. Eastman promi
nent in society columns. They traveled
much and finally ended In California.
Then the money gave out, and quarrels
and recriminations followed. Chicago so
ciety was suddenly surprised to find Mrs.
Eastman had left her husband. Eastman
resumed his wcrk on the Chicago Journal
and his wife took up her residence in
South Dakota, ending in the divorce.
Men Interested in the South African
Milieu Try to Have the War
Ended Speedily.
*mw York Sun Saocfal Amrvlom
London, Nov. 18. —There are increasing
signs that heavy pressure is being brought
to bear on the government by a powerful
section of those interested in South Afri
can finance to come to a settlement with
the 'Boers.
J. B. Robinson, the well known gold
j magnate, is taking a leading part in this
movement, the primary object of which is
to protect the vested interests of Rand
capitalists. The chancellor of the ex
chequer has promised that the Rand shall
j be made to contribute its share of the war
expenses and it is evident that the longer
the war lasts the heavier will be the call
on those who have most at stake in the
I South African gold mines. No decision has
as yet 'been arrived at as to the exact
proportion of the cost of the war which
the Rand will have to disgorge. The
doubt on this point is "being used as a
lever by Robinson and other Rand mil
j lionaires to bring about the pacification of
I the Boer territories at well nigh any cost.
Wall Street Comment on Got. Van
Want's Opponition to the
New York, Nov. 18.—"I have nothing to
say was the only comment James J.
Hill, president of the Great Northern
railroad, would make when a re
porter informed him the governor of Min
nesota intended to attack the combination
of the Northern Pacific and Great North
ern systems.
The incorporation of the Northern Se
cerities company of New Jersey, Mr. Hill's
associates in Wall street believe, offered
the only solution of the problem, which
would stand a test of its legality.
This company is capitalized > for $400,
--000,000, or just enough to represent a
control of the share capital of the five
railroads involved, which is $791,992,248.
"The attitude of the governor of Min
nesota presents a legal question which
the courts must determine," said a rep
resentative of one of the largest interests
It is intimated that in all cases where
the consolidation might be alleged, as in
Minnesota, the contention will be set up
that there has been no consolidation, but
merely a transfer of stock by individuals,
whose right to make such transfers could
not be abridged by states.
Governor's Van Sant's statement that
he may convene the legislature of Minne
sota in extra session to consider the case
of the Great Northern and Northern Pa
cific >fulfills the prophesy made recently
by Russell Sage, who said:
"Theses gentlemen who are consolidat
ing railroad lines all over the country
will have to move cautiously. They will
find before long they must reckon with
the legislatures of the states through
which railroads pass."
Wall street has not been reassured by
Governor Van Sant's declaration of a pos
sibility of legislative interference with
tbe plans of railroad managers.
Laws similar to Minnesota's have been
enacted by other states in the northwest
through which the Northern Pacific and
Great Northern roads pass. These stat
utes were cited by Mr. Hill during the
"Northern Pacific panic" of last May as
one reason why the Great Northern and
Northern Pacific consolidation, then
mooted, was impossible.
"We have never had control of the
Northern Pacific," Mr. Hill said at that
time. "We don't want to get control of
it. We are not trying to get control of it.
end under the law we could not have or
retain control of it."
Glad November 13 Did Not Fall on
Special to The Journal.
New York, Nov. 18.—James J. Hill was
going into 49 Wall street last Wednesday
to attend "a meeting: of the men''who ar
ranged the settlement of .the Northern
Pacific trouble. A porter was coming out
of .the building with some office furniture
and a huge calendar, on which the date,
Nov. 13, was printed in big red letters.
When Mr. Hill's.eye fell on the calendar
he.looked at it with more than casual at
tention, then stepped aside to get out of
the way. As he resumed his way he
looked at his companion and remarked:
"I'm glad to-day Isn't Friday, also."
Second Man la Rounded Up and the
Plunder Secured.
Special to The Journal.
Alexandria, Minn., (Nov. 18.—A horse
was stolen from a farmer named Schecher
in Lieaf Valley, Saturday night. The thief
was caught near Brandon, Sunday, and
proved to be the second man implicated
in the Millerville robbery. The authori
ties have both men now and about all the
■ Arm .Mangled by Thresher.'' •
Special to The' Journal.-^^ "..
Fergus Falls, - Minn., • Nov. 18.—While
threshing c»rn at O. L. Young's -place in the
town of Amor, :James Eckert had his arm
drawn, into the cylinder . and « terribly man
gled. The wrist was ~ dislocated and • the
bones of the "arm' broken in three placed.
Belief That Eastern Protec
tionists Will Stop Fight
ing Reciprocity.
>V»m Tho Jo,I, net, Btir.*u. Roam 45. ToM
Building, Washington.
Washington, Nov. 18.—Senator Lodge's
speech a week ago last Saturday night,
indorsing the pending reciprocity treaties,
has excited no little comment in Washing
ton. At first it was believed that the
speech would have no especial signifi
cance in the way of showing how the
New England senators intend to vote'
when the time shall come for the treati.
to be taken up. These senators, it was
remembered, have always indorsed the
principle of reciprocity, but have always
opposed any measure which sought to
make a practical application of it. The
Lodge speech was at first believed to be
only another one of these general and
meaningless indorsements.
Now, however, there is a tendency to
believe that the ultra protectionists of
New England, fearing that there is dan
ger of tariff revision unless some of the
reciprocity treaties are ratified, are pre
paring to withdraw their opposition to
the treaties, hoping thereby so far to sat
isfy the people as to prevent the demand
for tariff revision from making further
headway. According to this view of the
case, Senator Lodge spoke advisedly, first
consulting with his colleagues from New
England. Should this prove to be the
proper explanation of the speech, there
■will be reciprocity treaty ratifications of
all kinds durhig the winter. In short,
Xew England will, under compulsion and
the threat of tariff revision, give the
country half a loaf in the hop© that that
will be better than no bread at all.
—\V. W. Jermane.
Next Year's Immigration Is Ex
pected to Break All Records.
Also Redoubled Efforts Are to Be
Made lv the Middle West
ern States.
The Great Northern and Northern Pa
cific railroads will canvass the eastern
states for immigration more thoroughly
than ever "before. Between now and
March 1 the lmmiigration ag«nts of these
lines will invade much new territory in
their efforts to persuade the eastern farm
er that there is more money to be made'
in Minnesota, the Dakotas and other west
ern states. It is believed that this policy
will be of much assistance in creating a
new high water mark on immigration in
The Great Northern has ready for dis
tribution an immense amount of literature
which has been in preparation for several
months. The eastern states will be flooded
with these stories of northwestern pros
perity and a considerable amount will be
sent south of Mason and Dixon's line.
The big 'crops of the present year will
play an important part in working up the
new movement.
The Soo road intends to canvass the
Ohio, Indiana, Illinois and lowa field.B
closely. The latter state is particularly
promising for immigration into Soo terri
tory. Hundreds now prospering on land
located in Soo territory are assisting in
persuading their friends to immigrate
from lowa to the northwest. The Soo is
closing the largest immigration year in its
history and it has every prospect oif mak
ing a much greater record in 1902. In
October alone the Soo sent 1,100 land
buyers to different points on its road who
came from the east and> south.
Hundreds of inquiries are toeing re
ceived <by immigration agents which fore
shadow the big movement that may be ex
pected next spring. Colonies desiring to
come to the northwest are being formed
in nearly every section of the country.
The Great Northern is said to be looking
Montana over as a home for some of
these colonies. The Northern Pacific has
big plans <for Oregon and some sections of
Idaho. It is expected that the immigra
tion work in Minnesota and North Dakota
along these lines has about reached that
point where it will take care of itself, as
sisted by good advertising.
Program for the Fail Meeting to Be
Held at Rochester.
Special to The Journal.
Rochester, Minn., Nov. 18.—The fall
meeting of the St. Paul convocation will
be held in Calvary Episcopal church, this
city, beginning to-morrow evening and
continuing over Wednesday. The follow
ing program will be given:
Tuesday, 7:30 p. m.—Evening prayer and
sermon. Preacher, Rev. Theodore Sedgwick,
rector St. John's Evangelist church, St. Paul.
Wednesday, 7:30 a. m.—Holy communion.
10 a. m.—Assembling of convocation.
Business conference until 10:30.
A greeting from the Faribault convocation,
Rev. H. A. Chouinard, rector Holy Commun
ion church, St. Peter.
11 a. m.—"Reminiscences of Bishop Whip
pie," Rev. W. C. Pope, rector Good Shepherd
church, St. Paul.
11:45 a. m.—"A Brief Review of the Gen
eral Convention," Rev. Charles C. Rollit,
deputy from Minnesota and rector of Christ
church, Red Wing.
Afternoon, 2—"Outlook for Diocesan Mis
sions," Archdeacon Haupt.
"Some Parochial Problems," Rev. O. H.
Ten Broeck, rector St. Mary's church, Mer
riam Park.
Evening—Short service and addresses: "The
Church and the Individual," Rev. C. Her
bert, rector St. Peters church, St. Paul; "The
Church and the Family," Rev. Francis L.
Palmer, rector Ascension church, Stillwater;
"The Church and the City," Rev. Theo. P.
Thurston, rector, St. Paul's church, Winona.
Census Director Not Able to Dispense
With Employe*.
Washington, Nov. 18. —The annual re
port of W. R. Merriman, .director of the
census has been maSe public. Speak
ing of the prospect of meeting the legal
requirement for the completion of four
principal reports by July 1,,1902, Mr. Mer
riam says:
"The work of tabulating the returns of
the field work of the enumerators has
progressed with reasonable celerity. The
law provides that the four principal re
ports shall be placed in the hands of the
public by July 1, 1902, and this require
ment has rendered it absolutely neces
sary to maintain a clerical force adequate
to complete the work within the pre
scribed period.
"The statisticians made estimates of the
time needed to finish the particular branch
assigned to each of them. The plans sub
mitted have been greatly interfered with,
owing to the absence of clerks from duty
owing to sickness or annual leave.
"It was hoped by Nov. 1 a large number
of employes could be dispensed with; but,
inasmuch as the work has been retarded,
owing to the difficulty of maintaining the
clerical force at Its maximum, it is not
likely that there will bo any material
reduction until after the first of th« year.
The officials of the office believe that their
allotted task will be completed in ample
How to Tell the Genuine.
The signature of E. W, Grove appears om
•very box of : the genuine Laxative Bromo-
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Continued From First Page.
follow the spirit of the McKinley speech
at Buffalo. The eastern men tell him that
the Buffalo speech was merely an expres
sion of individual opinion and was not
official or authoritative. Its sentiments
had at no time been a part of the Mc-
Kinley administration program. The
western men tell him that the Buffalo
speech represented McKinley's latest
views and that these views would have
crystallized in the message to congress
had he lived. Roosevelt, they say, is
morally bound to adopt them.
In saying that the failure of congress
to act will not affect the campaign next
year, the ultra tariff men are wrong. It
will not affect it so far as the eastern
states are concerned, for these states
want no tariff revision and do not care
for reciprocity; but it will affect it in
the middle west. Should the republicans
lose the fifty-eighth congress, the changes
will take place in Ohio, Indiana, Illinois,
Michigan, Wisconsin, Minnesota, lowa,
Kansas and Nebraska. It is in these
states that sentiment is strongest in fa
vor of congressional action this winter,
among men of both parties, and where the
1902 campaign will be most active. This
will explain why so many western con
gressmen will be quick this winter to
place themselves on record in a way <to
satisfy their constituents.. Should con
gress fail to act, they will want their in
dividual records to be good.
This promised failure of congress will
furnish the democrats with their cam
paign arguments next year. It is another
case of the man who sees how near he can
drive his team to the brink of the preci
pice without falling over It. The ultra
protectionists will control the situation,
and they will not surrender until they
have been made to believe that there is
danger of republican defeat in 1904 to be
followed by a repetition of the Gorman-
Wilson law. They will care nothing about
the fifty-eighth congress.
It is believed that the republican mem
bers of the house of representatives will
caucus before making up their minds defi
nitely on the question of tariff revision
and the Babcock*>ill. In this caucus every
body will have a chance to be heard, and
the members from the middle west states
will be expected to say a few things
about the effect on the next campaign of
failure to act."
POLITICIANS President Roosevelt's
announcement, that the
STIRRED UP. civil service must be
rigidly applied, while he
is president, in the army, the navy and
the insular possessions, has created no
little stir among the politicians.Hereto
fore political "pull" has counted for much
in those departments, and is a noteworthy
fact that during the pa-3t few years or
ever since the Spanish war, it has been
quite the customary thing for the poli
ticians to control appointments in the
army. President Roosevelt says that all
this is wrong and must be stopped, and
the people will cry, "Amen."
The president does not yet know what
can or ought to be done in the way of
extending the civil service in the other
departments of the government, but it is
shrewdly guessed that his administration
is to witness a tightening of the strings
everywhere. As a starter he says that
almost immediately he will placo the ex
ecutive heads of the rural free delivery
under civil service, and that the rural
carriers will follow next May. He has
not made up his mind regarding the census
department. It is the plan of Governor
Merriam, superintendent of the census
bureau, to reduce his working force to
about 2,000 people and have the large
majority of it taken care of between
census years in the other government de
partments, under civil service rules. The
present civil service commission does not
entirely indorse such a proposition. It
will favor placing the heads of the bureau
within the civil service, and any clerks
who may remain permanently in the es
tablishment, but will oppose any whole
sale scheme of distributing these clerks
among the other departments. It is
likely that the president will finally be
called on to settle the controversy. There
Is a sound argument in favor of Governor
Merriam's position, for it will mean that
the nucleus of a census bureau will always
be preserved, and that the bureau will
therefore be in better position than ever
before to do its work rapidly and intelli
ROOSEVELT It is a mistake to as
sume that there has been
AND HANNA. a split between President
Roosevelt and Senator
Hanna because the president has appoint
ed an anti-Addicks man to the federal po
sition in Delaware. If Hanna was con
sulted regarding the appointment it is
probable that he indorsed it. At the
Philadelphia convention it is true that
Hanna admitted the Addicks contesting
delegation, but that wa3 for that particu
lar time and place and does not mean that
Hanna is committed to the Addicks cause
in Delaware. As a matter of fact, it is
pretty well understood that he opposes
the Addicks methods, and has tried to re
store harmony In Delaware by securing
a promise from Addicks to step down and
IMMIGRANTS The annual report of the
inspector general of im-
FOR migration , shows that 10,
--223 aliens declared they
NORTHWEST, were bound for Minnesota
when questioned at ports
of entry during the last fiscal year. Of
these there were 6,108 Scandinavians
(Norwegians, Danes and Swedes), 1,234
Finns. 813 Germans, 576 Croatians and
Slavonians, 378 Hebrews, 210 Poles, 137
Italians (south), 108 Italians (north), 125
Slavoks and the remainder scattering.
Immigrants bound for North Dakota in
cluded 1,355 Germans, 1,147 Scandiavians,
and the remainder of a total of 2,889 of
scattering nationalities, each being repre
sented by less than 100 persons. , The
2,675 imimgrants destined for South Da
kota included 1,342 Germans and 957 Scan
dinavians, with the remainder scattering.
Montana received an accession of 1,387
aliens to her population, of whom 347
were Scandinavians, 273 Croatiana and
Slavonians, 164 Northern Italians, 137
Irish, 112 Finns, with the remainder scat
Divided by occupations, the Immigrant!
to Minnesota Include 29 professional men
and women, 650 tradesmen and skilled me.
M mSM BkMf% We will sell
Mm ff^SJEm SwmJ four Pianos at
SOc a WEEII y^*
JsP^ fc/lOff First come, 43 South Sixth St.
- first served. 40 oOUIfI OIAM OT,
chanics, 6,562 of miscellaneous occupa
tions, and 2,982 with no occupations, in
cluding women and children.
The immigrants to North Dakota in
cluded 112 tradesmen and skilled me
chanics, 1,392 with miscellaneous occupa
tions, and 1,385 with none. Those going
to South Dakota included 6 professionals,
107 skilled, 1,302 miscellaneous, and 1,260
with no occupations. Montana's quota in
cluded 8 professionals, 257 skilled, 886 with
miscellaneous occupations and 236 with
RURAL The postofflce depart
ment will have consider-
CARRIERS' able difficulty in putting
rural free delivery car-
COMPENSA- riers in the classified
service when the presi-
TIOX. dent orders it. It is pre
dicted that in certain sec
tions of the country the pay of these car
riers must be increased to $600 a year.
This applies particularly to Minnesota
and other northwestern states. In the
south it does not make so much difference,
because of the more favorable climatic
conditions. One Minnesota representa
tive said the other day that he had had
four resignations at one place within four
These men found it impossible to con
tinue in the service on account of the
great expense. Each of them is paid a
salary of $500 a year, and travels from
twenty to thirty miles a day. Where the
country is level and the roads are par
ticularly good the daily service can be
performed with one horse. Where the
routes are located in even slightly hilly
or rough country, two and even three
horses are needed. It costs a lot these
days to keep two horses, and there is a
proportionate increase when three are
The.item of winter clothing expense is
a large factor, too, in the northern states.
The government furnishes nothing but the
necessary equipment and provides neither
horses nor clothing. In the southern
states the carrier can wear his ordinary
clothing all the year round, and is, there
fore, not put to the extra expense, and
the cost of keeping horses is probably not
so heavy as in the northern latitudes. It
has been suggested that a graded salary
list to. suit the varying conditions be
adopted and this may be decided upon by
the department when the question pre
sents itself.
MERRIAM The latest report says
that Mr. Hitchcock, sec-
FOR THE retary of the interior,
will leave the cabinet in
CABINET January. Mr. Merriam of
Minnesota would be a
good man for the interior portfolio. Should
Mr. Hitchcock retire it will undoubtedly
be the president's plan to give his place to
some western man, who is in close touch
with the Indian, irrigation, public land
and other questions with which the inte
rior department has to do. Mr. Merriam
from this point of view is well qualified.
Had President McKinley lived the place
woqld surely, have gone to him; but no
body knows what President Roosevelt
will. do. The new president has a per
plexing way of doing the unexpected
thing and upsetting the guesses of the
newspaper men and others who watch the
trend of events. He is said to know Mer
riam very well and to place a high value
on his ability. Whether he thinks well
enough of him to put him in .the cabinet
nobody knows. The death of Senator
Davis would make such an appointment
very easy. Both Minnesota senators would
indorse it.
The Catholic archbishops
CATHOLIC of America will hold their
annual meeting here next
PEDERA- Thursday. Archbishop Ire
land will be present. One
TION. of the principal questions
to come up is the proposed
federation of Catholic societies of the
United States. Many Catholice laymen
favor confederation, but the most promi
nent of the clergy have either mantained
an attitude of strict reserve or, like Car
dinal Gibbons, have openly opposed it.
—W. TV. Jermane.
Washington Small Talk.
John E. Tappan, a Minneapolis attorney
is spending a few days in Washington.
President Worst, of North Dakota agricul
tural college, started home yesterday.
Congressman Tawney's committee-room in
the capitol will be one of the most beautiful
in its decorations in that famous building.
One panel of the wall contains a painting of
a building at the Philadelphia centennial; an
other panel a painting of a building at the
world's fair, Chicago, and another painting
of a building at the Buffalo exposition. One
panel is reserved for a picture of a build
ing at St. Louis. The committee-room is
located where Librarian Spofford at one time
had his office and commands a fine view up
Pennsylvania avenue.
New Men in Bnstnegß Make Thin
The demand for northwestern tubers
has doubled the number of men who seek
to make money each fall in buying and
shipping potatoes. Minneapolis this year
clinches its claim to the reputation of be
ing the big potato center of the north
western states. Men who have launched
into the potato traffic have made it their
market. Consequently potatoes are be
ing received here from many towns and
dealers never before on the "books of the
local men.
The Dakotas have suddenly discovered
that they have more potatoes than was at
first supposed. The difference is not
enough to hake any material change in
the price but it has created a new list
of small commission men. An instance is
cited of three traveling men in North Da
kota who quit salary Jobs and went into
theNpotato business.
There is no doubt that the profits de
lived from potatoes this year will result
In a big increase in potato acreage next
year, especially on comparatively new
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The Governor Waiting for the Tax
Comiuistiiun to Report.
Senator Reeves of Glenwood is in St.
Paul. He says there is only one thing to
do, and that is to have an extra session.
The people expect it, and if it is not
called it wil be charged to corporation in
Representative Schultz of Lyon county
called on the governor and asked about
the extra session. He wants to take a
trip to the Pacific coast this winter. The
governor told him to we it a while as he
could not give him positive assurance till
the tax commipsion had reported. Mr.
Schultz had only one observation to make
ou politics. He said: "I don't believe
Dowling is in it."
Figure* Compiled by the State La
bor Bureau.
Accordtng^to the St. Paul city directory
the number of young women in domestic
service and working in restaurants has
greatly increased within the past year.
The state labor bureau has compiled a
statement from the 1900 and 1901 direc
tories, showing the number listed in these
occupations during the two years, as fal
1900. 1900.
Domestic 1,955 2,861
Walters, 290 343
Cooks :....'. 265 310
Maids V 32 y 35
Totals ......,.-. .;.. 2,542 3,549
The Mt'ii'nnrilen ; Report, "j-, .
H. C. Koerner, deputy public examiner, has
formulated his report on the Megaarden ir
regularities and Its is now awaiting the in
dorsement of . Examiner \ Pope before being
transmitted- to' the governor. General Pope
Is now. In Duluth, but will submit the report
to Governor Van Sant this week.
Camille Stage was to-day appointed post
master at Dyckeftvlll*, Kewauaae county,
Deal Made at Sioux City for 119,9*0
Special to The Journal.
Sioux City, lowa, Nov. 18. —The real es
tate record of the year was broken here
Saturday, when HilanJ i\ Lockwood of
this city, with a group of South Dakota
investors, bought 32.640 aoros of lanJ in
Edmunds, Faulk, Hand. Buffalo and Jer
auld counties, S. D.. paying $175,000 In
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