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THE MINNEAPOLIS JOURNAL.
PRICE TWO CENTS. "^^ THE END OF THE TALE? i Uncle Sam—That looks a good deal like a scapegoat. | THE END OF THE TALE? Uncle Sam—That looks a good deal like a scapegoat. WHERE JAS. J. HILL FINDS HIMSELF Review of His Present Situation With- out Regard to the Opposition of Various Governors. "Harmony" and "Community" and What They Mean From a Rail- road View—New Extensions President James J. Hill's recent state ment to the public has caused a general revision of ideas on the meaning and ex tent of "community of interest" as ap plied to western railroading. Mr. Hill plainly indicates that as a result of bis strengthened position in traffic affairs of the northwest, the northwestern group of roads is in better shape for all work of offense and defense and taat an aggres sive policy in competition with the south west and the Harriman group of roads will be inaugurated. Harriman influence in both the Xorthern Pacific and the Burlington has been practically eliminat ed. As a result of the Northern Pacific fight in which Hill came out victorious, Harriman and the Union Pacific crowd have been retired to their old stamping ground and the contest instead of being between individual lines in all sections, as in the past, is now a competition be tween two sections of the country and two big groups of roads. Groups Art AKS'remiive. This group system defines the present limit in the evolution of western rail roading. If Mr. Herriman or any of his friends had an idea that the Northern Pacific settlement extended the harmony lines over a broader area, Mr. Hill's recent statements have dissipated it. The New York conference did result in a definite understanding as to the territory in which each group should operate un molested by extensions built by its rival. •'Harmony" boards of directors are ex pected to preserve this agreement. Each of the big groups is ready to defend its rights in this regard. "Community of interest," as the public has understood its application to western railroads since the settlement of the Northern Pacific fight, has meant the unified and harmonious control of the en tire railway system of the west by a few men. This was the idea conveyed in New York dispatches immediately following the settlement. Mr. Hill's statement contro dlcts the popular impression and makes the fact prominent that the railroad group U the big factor. Mr. Hill indicates that he intends to look out for the interests of his group and that an aggressive policy may be expected. In the estimation of traffic men this means that "harmony" and "community' 'are not such big words in the western railroad mind as before Mr. Hill issued his statement. Tb« Great Northern president has im pressed all with whom he has talked with his sincere belief that the group eyatem is to make reductions in northwestern freight rates certain. The lines of the Burlington extend into the southwest and a greatly increased volume of traffic both ways over the rails of the northwestern group is assured. The northwestern group will be a hot competitor for traffic to and from the southwest. It is pointed out that this is to have an effect in de creasing rates to and from every point on the system. The campaign for immi gration and all business in Union Pacific territory Is to be carried on more ag gressively than ever. The "community" has no jurisdiction over this feature of the contest. Some 11. W. Extensions In Sight. The policy of the northwestern group of roads on extensions is defined in the statement that "dead lines" or lines built to fight or scare competitors will not have to be considered; that necessary exten sions which will be an advantage in the development of the country will be con structed as rapidly as needed. It is be lieved that several extensions in the northwest which lack of harmony has pre vented in recent years, will be built very soon. It is reasonably certain that the Burlington will extend from Billings, Mont., to Great Falls or to c point to con nect with the Great Northern extension south from Great Palls within a year. The Great Northern and the Burlington were about to make this extension at one time within the past year, but the Northern Pacific's objections are understood to have held it back. Another project which has been held in abeyance awaiting the conclusion of the Burlington deal has been a line to the Black Hills, in which the Great Northern was interested. Hill control of the Bur lington is regarded as more favorable for this enterprise, and his position as head of the northwestern group enables him to push the work if he desires. The point is made that in the elimination of those extensions known as "fighting lines," which in many instances are operated at a loss, the burden on the live lines is less and consequently the prospect of lower rates is better. There is much talk in St. Paul that railway interests opposed to the Hill com bination a"re joining in with- Governor Van Sant in the fight against the Northern Securities company. Mr. Hill made an allusion to this in his statement and, as a result, additional gossip on this phase of the matter is current. In this con nection it is said that the agreement in the New York conference as to division Continued on Second Page. TUESDAY EVENING, DECEMBER 24, 1901. ROBERTS PAID Ex-Prison Guard Fined $600 for Share in Conspir acy Cases. Special to The Journal. Stillwater, Minn., 24. —John M. Roberts of Minneapolis, the ex-prison guard who was convicted two waeks ago by conspiring to effect the escape of Ed ward Leland, a long-term convict, was sentenced by Judge Williston to-day to pay a fine of $600. The money wa* counted out and Roberts and his attorney returned to Minneapolis. This ends the case unless the action against Leland is renewed. KING'S DAUGHTER Astonishing Revelation of a Manuscript in an Old Clock. Gallipolis, Ohio, Dec. 24.—The discovery of a manuscript In a secret drawer of an old clock in this city reveals a secret of the French court and shows the reason for the visit to that city in 1789 of the Duke of Orleans, afterward Louis Philippe of Franco. The discovery was made by a shopkeeper, Cloud M. Wall, while inves tigating an old French clock that had been cast aside for many years. Taking It apart he found a secret drawer in which he discovered an ancient parch ment manuscript in French wrapped with a portion of a flannel skirt of a child, richly embroidered and bearing a mono gram. A piece of fine lace also was with the manuscript. Upon translation the manuscript per ported to be a true historys of "Adele Alonquon." It was addressed to Adele, apparently to be given to her when she grew to maturity. The substance of it was that Adele was the daughter of the Duke of Orleans. The mother died at the child's birth, ignorant of the rank of the father. The writer was then placed in charge of the child and sent with it to Gallipolis, where there was a French col ony. The story ran that he became her preceptor and, finally, after the visit of the Duke of Orleans to Gallipolis, it was determined to send Adele to a Catholic school in France. The mother of Adele not being of royal blood, the marriage was kept secret. Mr. Wall has sent the manu script to the French ambassador at Wash ington. Some portions of the papers giving names and lineage have not been made public. NICE LITTLE JUNKET Twelve Senators and Representa tives to See Edward Crowned. »«• l'orft Snn Special S*rvlo» Washington, Dec. 24.—When congress convenes after the holiday recess Senator Cullom will introduce a joint resolution providing that a delegation from congress be sent to England to represent the United States at the coronation of King Edward VII. The resolution will provide that at least six members of the senate commit tee on foreign relations and six members from the house committee on foreign af fairs be appointed to attend the function. All expenses will be paid from the contin gent fund of both houses. FARM TRAGEDY Wife Murder and Suicide Result From Property Trouble. Yates City, 111., Dec. 24.—August Ice berg, a prosperous farmer living at Farm erton, shot his wife through the abdomen and then shot his 14-year-old stepson, who interfered, three times. Walking seven teen miles to the home of his daughter, Mrs. Davis, he shot himself through the head and died in three hours. His wife is dying, but the boy will recover. His wife had left him because he had deeded prop erty to his son, and the reason he gave for shooting her is that she had refused to return to him or let him get a divorce. SHAW GOING TO WASHINGTON Governor Will Probably Ac cept Cabinet Appointment IA. DOUBLY HONOEED Wilson to Remain Should Shaw En ter the Cabinet. SHAW WOULD BE VICE PRESIDENT Cummins Men Say Shaw's Appoint ment Would Alienate Roose velt's loivu. .&ni>i»orter«. From Th» Journal Bureau,, Room 4Ji, Pott Building, Washington. , Washington, Dec. 24.—The impression i in Washington is that when Governor Shaw arrives in Washington and has an i interview with the president he will an ! nounce his acceptance of the tender of the ; office of secretary of the treasury. While I Shaw as governor of lowa has been much ;in the public eye in the west, in the ' treasury department he will be brought j in touch with eastern business men and ; politicians. For many years he has been credited with an ambition to become vice president of the United States and his | friends here say that service as head of j the treasury department for nearly four years will put him in-excellent shape to I get the nomination in 1904. Much will de i pend upon his administration of his office, ! but they count upon him to do nothing I that will hurt him politically." —W. W. Jermane. Washington, Dec. —Governor Leslie !M. Shaw, who has been offered . the treasury portfolio and who Is now on his way to Washington, is expected to arrive j here late to-night or early to-morrow morning. The general Impression among lowa public men in this city is that Gov ernor Shaw will accept the portfolio. At the cabinet session to-day the presi dent did not mention the fact that he had tendered the treasury portfolio to Gov ernor Shaw, but privately talked with Secretary Wilson about the matter, the latter expressing the opinion that Gov ernor Shaw would accept. If the governor accepts Secretary Gage will suit the in coming secretary's convenience about re linquishing his portfolio to him. Secre tary Gage has not yet announced his plans for the future. If Governor Shaw goes into the cabinet, the question has been raised, as to whether Secretary Wilson, who also comes from lowa, will remain. On this point a cabinet officer is quoted as saying that the president is particularly desirous that Secretary Wilson shall continue in the cabinet. His work in the department of agriculture is highly appreciated by the farmers of the country; T . OPPOSITION Cummins Faction Will Fight- Gov. Shaw's Appointment. Special to The Journal. Dcs Moines, lowa, De£. —Governor Shaw left for Washington last night, called by President Roosevelt to consider the secretaryship of the treasury. He will accept if tendered. The Cummins faction is opposed bitterly to the appointment and will probably remonstrate to the president. It is strongly hinted that the opposi tion of the Cummins faction will take the form of sending someone to Washington to confer personally with Roosevelt. The feeling of the Cummins leaders against Shaw is bitter in the extreme and his ap pointment will do nothing less than alienate the bulk of Roosevelt's warmest supporters in the state. "I do not know what will be done," said a politician high in the councils of the Cummins faction on the first news of Shaw's probable appointment. , "It sim ply disgusts me. Up to this time I have not thought.it remotely possible that such a step could possibly be contemplated by the president." GREAT IS IOWA Thin I* All That Gov. Shaw Will Say About Hi* Cane. ' Special to The Journal. Dcs Moines, lowa, Dec. 24.—Governor Shaw left last night for the east over the Great Western, and although he did not state his destination it is thought he goes to Chicago. He also declined to state the object of his visit to the east. When seen just as the train was pulling out, he said: I have seen the newspaper dispatches which state that I have been selected by President Roosevelt as secretary of the treasury. I have no further information on the subject. Manifestly I cannot disruss it. I have not received any intimation on the subject from Washington, either from the president or from mi- lowa friends there. There Is some doubt as to whether Gov ernor Shaw would accept the position. He is «. comparatively rich man, but during his four years' service as governor has been compelled to neglect his business to a great extent. Whether he would feel that he could afford in a financial sense to accept the position is not known. Politicians in lowa are of the opinion that Governor Shaw has been decided on for the position. In speaking of whether or not the appointment would be likely to come to lowa in view of the fact that Secretary Wilson ou the department of agriculture Is an lowan, Governor Shaw said: The appointment of an lowa man would be a magnificent thing for lowa, for her people and for the republican party of the state. That is a consideration ■which far overtops the per sonal factor, it seems to me. lowa has the leader of the United States senate, she has the speaker of the house and she has a mem ber of the cabinet. The fact that there are rumors of another lowa man being called to the cabinet illustrates her proud position among the states, - a tribute perhaps to her j •wise, conservative, safe and courageous atti tude on public questions. PRESIDENT'S REASONS Said to Be Serving? His Own Interest* as Well us the Country's. New York San Sjteolal StrvU>» ■ Washington, Dec. 24.—President Roose velt now has Governor Leslie M. Shaw of lowa in mind as a good man to be secre tary of the treasury in place of Lyman J. Gage and has about made up his mind formally to offer him the place. Disap pointed at the receipt of a letter yester day from- Governor Crane of Massachu- ; setts declining to accept the offer made to him, Mr. Roosevelt made a big Jump across to the lowa prairies and began to talk to a few of his callers about Shaw. What he heard was satisfactory, and he sent word to Governor Shaw that He would like to have him consider a proposi tion to take Mr. Gage's place. President Roosevelt already knew about Governor Shaw in a general way, and was Continued on Second Pace. SCHLEY FOR THE SENATE Plan in Contemplation by Republican Leaders. HE'S NOT A DEMOCRAT Admiral, It Is Declared, Is Really a Republican. DEMOCRATS CLAIM AN OBSTACLE "Historian" Maclay Finally Con cludes to Accept the "In vitation" to Resign* ftmw York Sun Somolaf Mmmvlom. Baltimore, Dec. 24.—1t was currently reported in republican circles to-day that the leaders were considering the advisa bility of nominating Admiral Schley for senator from Maryland In case the demo crats put up Arthur P. Gorman. When the democratic managers were appraised of this report they ridiculed the idea, claiming that Schley was ineligible because he was not an inhabitant of the state, as is required by the constitution of the United States. Against this repub licans quote from Desty's Federal Consti tution that "actual residence 13 not essen tial" to be an inhabitant. The matter occasioned considerable talk among republicans, many of whom believe it would be good politics to take up the admiral. Because he has been referred io as a probable candidate for president to be nominated by the democrats, the im pression has gone abroad that Schley is a democrat. This Is denied by those who are near to him and know of his politics. They say he always has been and is now a republican. MACLAY YIELDS "Historian" Find* the President of the V. S. Too Much for Him. New York, Dec. 24.—Edgar Stanton Maclay, the historian, whose resignation as special laborer in the Brooklyn navy yard has been demanded by Secretary Long, sent a letter to that official to-day. He declines to discuss its contents. "After I had sent the letter to Wash ington," Mr. Maclay. said, "I learned for the first time that the President of the United States had power to take excep tion to anything concerning civil service regulations, and in that case I shall re sign right away. I will forward my resig nation to-morrow." FALCONI The Name of New Papal Del egate Is Again An nounced. Rome, Dec. 24.—While no definite deci sion has been reached regarding Mgr. Martinelli's successor, it is understood in Vatican circles that the papal delegates in the United States will be succeeded by Mgr. Palconi, the papal delegate in Can ada. NOT SOLD TO TEBEAU A. B. Beall Denies a Late St. Paul Story. Special to The Journal. Sioux iCty, lowa, Dec. 24.—A. B. Beall denies the St. Paui story that he has transferred his Minneapolis franchise to Tebeau, but refuses to deny or affirm the statement that he has given up the other Minneapolis property. MR. SCHWAB'S DIAMONDS He Contributes $1,250 for the Pleas- ure of Keeping- Them. JV«w> York Sun Special Service New York, Dec. 24.—1t is stated officially at the custom house that the New York and Pennsylvania millionaire whom the newspapers of Nov. 11 last told about as having received at breakfast at Delmoni co's a visit from Collector Bidwell's pri vate secretary, Henry C. Stuart, and an other custom-house man, who said that they wanted a lot of diamonds which had come from Europe, but on which no duty had been paid, was Charles M. Schwab, president of the United States Steel cor poration. According to the custom-house officers, the incident occurred about two months ago, and as a result of the visit, Mr. Schwab paid .$1,250 in duties on the .dia monds, which were cut. but came into the country unset, their foreign value bein£ $12,500. Mr. Schwab readily ad mitted that he was the possessor of the gems, but said that he had not imported them. The customs officers said to-day that the information that the diamonds had been imported came from one of the special treasury agents stationed abroad. It did not become clear whether Mr. Schwab had ordered them from abroad or had bought them on their arrival here. On his payment of the duty the gems were returned to him. They are described as three blue diamonds, cut, one marquise shape, one pear shape and one egg shape. DUCHESS' DIVORCE "Invincible Mutual Antipathy" an Unpleasant Thing:. Jfev> York Sun Special Servte* London, Dec. 24. —In regard to the dis solution of the marriage of the Grand Duke and Grand Duchess of Hesse, the Berlin correspondent of the Times says the marriage was originally one of pure affection, but estrangements arose, and last October the grand duchess went to Coburg and expressed her determination not to return to Darmstadt. Efforts by exalted personages to compose the dif ferences between the couple were unavail ing. It Is believed that the court granted the divorce on the ground of "invincible mutual antipathy." Washington Small Talk. A. G. Balnbridge of Minneapolis, first gen eral vice president of the Brotherhood of Painters, Decorators and Paperhangers of America, spent a day in Washington last week. He had been at Scranton. Pa., where the national federation of labor has been meeting, and was on his way west. In general orders issued at th» war depart ment recently attention is called to the fact that the new model 1901 wind gauge sights cannot be applied tomagazine carbines, models 1896 and 1898, and that requisitions for new carbines with the new wind gauge sights should be made at once. Gunevias H. Berg was to-day appointed nostmaalar si. fiiuxay. Ward county, N. U. i 10 PAGES-FIVE O'CLOCK. ALL GOVERNORS ARE HEARD FROM Each Has Promised to Attend the Helena Conference Personally ' or Send His Att'y Gen. Gov. Van Sant and Gen. Douglas Will Leave Together the Latter Part of This Week. Governor Van Sant has received assur ances to warrant the prediction of a suc cessful gathering at Helena Next Mon day, when governors and attorney gen erals of all states on the line of the Great Northern and Northern Pacific will meet to discuss the consolidation. Word has been received from each state. Governor White was heard from yester day, promising the attendance of himself and Attorney General Comstock. Governor Toole of Montana wired wel coming the governors to Montana and in dorsing the idea. He will attend with his attorney general. A letter confirming the telegram was received yesterday after noon. A message was also received yesterday from Governor Hunt of Idaho, promising his presence and the attorney general of Idaho will probably attend. Governor Herreid of South Dakota was A IIS. GAME Gophers Will Meet Badgers at Football Nov. 8 or 15. ~V;K~~''* fIJfT ' ______________ ' I Special to The Journal. _ , ', Madison, JWis., Dec. —An agreement has been,reached between the Wisconsin and Minnesota football authorities for a game next year to be played Nov. 8 or Nov. 15 at Minneapolis. Wisconsin wanted the game here, in view of the two suc cessive games played at Minneapolis in 1899 and 1900, but Minnesota would not consent. • • It is practically decided to secure an eaatern coach for the Wisconsin team next year and, in addition, to have Phil King in charge during November. Who the new man will be is still unsettled. Sentiment among the alumni and athletes against the graduate system was so strong that the idea has been abandoned. ECCLESIASTICAL "FIVES" Ohio Clergyman Accepts a Challenge to Fistic < oiiiuut. ATew Yorh Sun Special Service Bellefontaine, Ohio, Dec. 24.—Rev. A. Virden, an evangelist who has been con ducting revival services in the Methodist church at Zanesfield, announced at tha close of his services that he was ready to meet in the prize ring the anonymous correspondent who sent him a challenge for a fistic encounter. The statement of the minister created a surprise in the congregation. He is a small, wiry, active man of the very practical class, and dur ing the present revival service has added 143 persons to the church roll. PTayers for special favors of providence caused much ill feeling in the village among those whose names the evangelist used without their request. There is now much speculation In Zanesfield as to who the preacher's challenger was. WISCONSIN EDUCATOR Dr. Fellowa Elected President of the University of Maine. Jf»u> York Sun Spuciitl Sttrvio* Bangor, Me., Dec. 24. —At a meeting of the trustees of the University of Maine, Dr. George Emery Fellows, assistant pro fessor of history in the University of Chi cago, was elected president of the Maine institution to succeed Dr. A. W. Harris. Dr. Fellows is 43 years of age, a native of Wisconsin and a graduate of Lawrence university, that state. He received the degree of doctor of philosophy at the University of Berne, Switzerland, in 1890, and afterward went to the University of Munich, where he took an extensive course In history and the dead languages. He has been at the University of Chicago since 1895. Besides traveling extensively in Europe he has visited 200 colleges In this country and abroad. He is a Metho dist and has a wife and three children. CHEAP GAS California Professor Tries Ilia Hand at Invention and Philanthropy. y#ut Yorh Sun Speolal S»rvio« San Francisco, Dec. 24.—Eastern capi talists are interested in the San Fran cisco Coke and Gas company, which has made a contract with the San Francisco Gas and Electric company to provide gas at. 88*6 cents per thousand cubic feet. The contract is for eight years. The gas Is to be made under the Lowe oven coke gas process, an invention of professor Lowe, who discovered the Lowe water gas process. A feature of the new process is that the soft coals of the Pacific coast can be used with steam and petroleum to produce coke at less cost than at present and at the same time leave gas as a by product. Slept at Post and Is Dead Special to The Journal.' ; Calumet, Mich., Dec. 24.—Sleeping at his post of duty cost " Ned Chartz his Ufa last night. - Chartz was watchman for the Calumet and Hecla company. He was found in the fourteenth level, near shaft No. 14, burned to a crisp. Oily clothes were the cause of the fire. While sleeping and before awakened he was enveloped in, flames. Smoke in the shaft created the impression that the mine was on fire and tJj# miners w«r© quickly hustled to the surface. heard from this morning. He vrired from Eureka to say .that it was very doubtful whether he could go. Governor Van Sant will ask the attorney general of South Da kota to attend, if possible, and hopes to induce Governor Herreid to make the trip. Word from Olympia, received this morn ing, confirms the report of the illness of Governor Rogers. He is down with pneu monia, and the doctors forbid any one speaking to him. Attorney General Strat ton, who is heartily with Governor Vaa Sant, will represent Washington. Governor Van Sant and Attorney Gen* eral Douglas will leave together for Helena the latter part of the week. Papers in the state's suit are completed and in the hands of the printers. Mr. Douglas will return in time to reach, Washington for the opening of the su preme court, when he will file the papera and commence the suit. CAUTIOUS President Lowry of the Soo Doesn't Criticize North ern Securities Plan. He Regards It a Move to Le galize Present Con ditions. Thomas Lowry, president of the So* road, returned home from the east thla morning. He says that sentiment in east ern financial circles is favorable to tha schemes of the Northern Securities com pany. In speaking of the matter he said: "The importance of this move has beea over-estimated in the west. The Great Northern and Northern Pacific lines have been virtually operated together for the past two or three years, and I cannot see that the merger will change matters to any considerable extent." Mr. Lowry declined to say whether op not he considered the proposed plan in imical to the best interests of the north west; but he did say that he regarded! President Hill's statement as a fair exp^ sition of the facts. "I was in Washington, when the statement was published," said' he, "but prior to that I had, of course, heard the matter discussed in New York. I was advised by railroad men there that the -facts were as Mr. Hill afterward* stated them to be." The Merger and the Soo. Asked whether there was a likelihood that the Northern Securities company would attempt .to secure control of the Soo in case its plan withstood the test of the courts, Mr. Lowry declined to haz ard any guess, although he said that h« was unaware of any such movement at tha» present time. Safd he: o o : At present theSoo is not interested : : in this deal. Should It become in- : : terested later, then, of course, I : : shall have an opinion to express. : : Just at present the plans of the : : Northern Securities company con- : : eern neither the road nor myself. : o o This statement, brief as it is, may bo taken as a denial on Mr. Lowry's part that the Soo has decided to fight thai merger. Summed up his opinion is just this: The merger is a, move made to legalize a condition that already exists, and is of no great importance either to the people of the northwest or to the Sco road. His practical indorsement of Mr. Hill's statement seems to emphasize the idea that he is not opposed to Hill, and that he sees in the fruition of Hill'» plans no menace to the Soo road. Regarding M. D. Munn's connection, with the case as counsel Mr. Lowry had, nothing to say. CENSOR OF THE DRAMA New York Le*ri"lator Would Baniafc Immorality From the Stage. jfeu> Yorh Sun Stmoial Srrvirm Alban.y, N. V., Dec. 24. —Assemblymaa John F. Ahem of Troy will introduce a bill to create the office of state censor or the drama. The purpose of it is to taboo anything immoral. Mr. Ahearn contends that America gives more latitude to tha immoral drama than any other country. His bill will provide for the appointment of a state commission and a state cen tralization in the matter of license issu* ance.