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Uncle Sam—That looks a good deal like a scapegoat. |
Uncle Sam—That looks a good deal like a scapegoat.
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.
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
Astonishing Revelation of a
Manuscript in an Old
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.
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.
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.
Governor Will Probably Ac
cept Cabinet Appointment
Wilson to Remain Should Shaw En
ter the Cabinet.
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
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."
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
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.
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.
Plan in Contemplation by
Republican Leaders.
Admiral, It Is Declared, Is Really a
"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.
"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."
The Name of New Papal Del
egate Is Again An
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
A. B. Beall Denies a Late St. Paul
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.
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
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.
"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
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
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
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
President Lowry of the Soo
Doesn't Criticize North
ern Securities Plan.
He Regards It a Move to Le
galize Present Con
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.
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*

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