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" *1 ft S ~ * f |.(| Jacobson Argues That the Gross 'f: ,*? ,"*. Earnings Law Has Been . t \ \- _ Legally Adopted. INSISTS IT PASSED On the Other Hand, the Attorney | General Says a Majority Isn't Enough. rx he 4 per cent gross earnings law passed after all. This is- the startling claim made by J,- jF. Jacobson. author of the law submitted in November. In a letter to *The Journal Mr. Jacobson maintains that the gross earn ings law needed only a majority of the votes cast on that proposition. As it got 'about ten votes to every one cast against it, such a construction would mean that 'the bill is now a law. *. The section of the constitution which provides for submitting a railroad gross learnings proposition to the people is found In Article IV.. section 32. It has no 'relation to Article XIV., which provides (for amendments to the constitution. This rticle was amended in 1898 so that a ma jority of all the votss cast at an election was necessary to the passage of an amendment. No change was made in the 'other section. Mr. Jacobson contends that ilt is In practically the same form as Ar ticle XIV. before it was amended. The 'word "all*' is omitted, and therefore the proposition never required more' than a 'majority of the votes cast on that subject, regardless of the total vote. Mr. Jacobson's argument is as follows: Mr. Jacobson's Statement "The four per cent gross earnings law Is adopted. "You and others who have commented on the result of the late election as re gards the fate of the four per cent gross earnings law certainly labor under a. mis apprehension as to the constitutional re quirements. You place this in the same class as a constitutional amendment which it is not. Section 32 (a) of Article IV of the constitution that provides for the amendment or change of the gross earn ings law reads in part as follows: " 'Before the same shall take effect or be Jn force, be* submitted to a vote of the people of the state, and be adopted and ratified by a majority of the electors of the state voting at the election at which the same shall be submitted to them.' "Section 1 of Article XIV. relating to amendments of the constitution, reads in part as follows: 'and it shall appear in a manner to be provided by law that a ma jority of ALL the electors voting at said election shall have voted for and ratified such alterations, or amendments.' "The distinction is plain and conclu sive. To annul the gross earnings law it requires 'a majority of the- electors.' To change the constitution it requires 'a ma jority of all the electors.' Section 1 of Article XIV. of the old constitution left the word 'all' out, and simply provided for a majority of the electors voting at said election. It was contended by some that this meant a majority of all the voters voting at an election, but the su preme court has construed this to mean a majority of those voting upon the ques tion itself, and not a majority of all that might have cast their votes at the election upon other questions that might have been submitted at the same election. By reading the supreme court decisions, such as Taylor vs. Taylor, 10 Minn., 107 and Dayton vs. City of St. Paul, 22 Minn.] 400. and a number of other decisions , bearing on the subject, you will see there is. no doubt that the four per cent gross earnings law has been approved by a con stitutional majority. "However, the suggestions that this law In the light of recent revelations as to oth er earnings an4 incomes of railroad com panies not' heretofore reached under the old law, should be further amended. I cer lainly approve, and I have no doubt that the incoming legislature will speedily solve this problem." Douglas Doesn't Think So Attorney General Douglas, seen this aft ernoon by The Journal, said: "I am very sorry, but I do not believe there is merit in Mr. Jacobson's conten tion. The language of the constitution demands 'a majority of the electors voting at the election,' and I believe that means nil the voters. The decisions of the su preme court on Article 14 hinged on the clause- which prior to 1898 read 'if it shall appear, etc.. that a majority of electors present and voting shall have ratified such alterations and amendments.' It was held, and the court agreed, that the omission of the words 'at the election,' left the clause to mean that only a majority of those vot ing on the proposition was required. The new provision adopted in 1898 required a majority of all the voters voting at the election. The only difference between this and the gross earnings provision in Article 4 is the word 'all.' I do not believe that means anything, or that it would add anything to the clause in question." SALARY OF 4G PER HODR A Breaker Boy Who Is Still Strug gling to Pay His Father's Debts. Scranton, Pa,, Dec. 6.When the coal strike commission began its session to day a 12-year-old breaker boy, employed in the Markle mines at Jeddo, testified that he had one year's chooling and that his father was killed .in the mines. He worked six weeks before the strike and has been working since the suspension ended. He produced due bills showing that he earned 4 cents an hour. He re ceived no money, however, because there was an old debt against his father. He was working to pay this off, and also the rent on his mother's house. His mother, he said, had to keep boarders, nine persons living in a four-room house. James Gallagher, employed in the Markle mines, said he had received money once in seventeen years and nine months. He explained that he never got enough money for himselfthe company store got It all. Itching Skin Distress by day and night That's the complaint of those who* are so Unfortunate as to be afflicted with eczema or salt rheum and outward applications do notthey cure. Th% can't. - ^ The source ,of the trouble is in the bloodmake that pure and this scaling, burning, itching skin dis ease will disappear. "I was taken with ah itching on "my arms which proved very disagreeable. I concluded it was salt rheum and bought a. bottle, of Hood's Sarsaparilla. In two days after'I began taking it I felt better and it was. rfot long before I was cured. Have never had any skin disease since." Mrs. Ida E. Ward, Cove Point, Md: , Hood's Sarsaparilla and Pills '*&* W'i'&ii^'l!' '' 't *^lll Bifl.tiw blood of all impurities and care all eruptions.* Take them. '3 RECIEROCITfl KEY Mr. Hill Says It Will Turn the /Locks of the Foreign * If It Is Not Used, Overproduction Will Again Cause Us Trouble at Home. Washington, Dec. G.In his talk with W. E. Curtis yesterday J. J. Hill, presi dent of the Great Northern, said: "At the time the civil war closed we had a population of 34,000,000, and have, been increasing at the rate of 1,000,000 every year since. At that rate the gain in twenty-two years will equal the entire population in 1865. The census reports since 1790 show that we -double our popu lation every thirty years, . At the close of the civil war all the land in northern1 Iowa, western Minnesota and west of the Mississippi river to the Pacific ocean was practically vacant. To-day, speaking generaly, there is no arable land ,to be had anywhere upon the public) domain. There is not an acre of public land where a man can raise a crop of potatoes or grain without irrigation. If that change has taken place within the last thirty-seven years, what shall we expect in the nuxt thirty-seven years? Where are the people to live who come to us from foreign coun tries at the rate of half a million a year, and what are we going to do with the natural increase of our own people? "The northwest is already getting so crowded that more than 25,000 farmers have gone over the line. The Canadians, claim 75,000, but that is excessive. They were good farmers, industrious, intelli gent and well-to-do. and had the capital to buy outright from 1,000 to 2,000 arres of land from the Dominion government, find have taken the oath of allegiance to King Edward. We could have kept them on our own side of the border if we could have given them irrigrated lands. One thousand acres with irrigation is as good as 5.000 acres without that is, as many people can be maintained upon a thousaud acres under irrigation as upon 5,000 acres of fertile soil depending upon natural rainfall. Therefore, if we can make one acre of land do the work of five, it is worth while trying it. "See what England is doing in Egypt and in India and you realize that there is great danger to us from that competi tionso great that our statesmen ought to be thinking about it. "We are building up a trade in flour and other breadstuffs in China. We are culti vating among the Chinese an appetite for our flour, and by and by we hope that they will like it as well as rice, but we have to furnish it as cheap as their rice, and must get ready to meet the competition of Egypt and India flour in those same mar kets. ' If England continues to repeat her Indian and Egyptian irrigation enterprises she won't need to buy wheat and flour of us much longer, and when England stops buying our grain, it will rot in the fields and the elevators. It is the fashion to abuse the English, but we ought not to forget that they are our best customers, and also that they are the only nation that does not discriminate against us." "What is going on in China?" "There is to be an enormous develop ment in China. They are getting ready for it over there. Our exports increased rapidly until the Boxer rebellion, when business was all broken up for about two years, but it has been resumed and is growing faster than before. . But there is great danger that the United States may not be able to participate in the profits, for several reasons. In the first place, our American manufacturers dropped the trade when they found they could sell goods to equal advantage in the home market. They were Aery short sighted. When business was dull in the United States we gave a very low rate on all kinds of freight. We carried wire, nails and commercial iron of all descrip tions from Buffalo and Cleveland to Hong kong for 46 cents a hundred, and flour 40 cents a hundred, the same price you pay to have your trunk taken to a railway stationand we gave'a similar rate to Australia from all Lake Erie ports2,000 miles by rail and 8,000 miles by sea, while the rate to New York was 25 cents a hundred in the summer and 30 cents in the winter. The merchants and manufactur ers who went into it did a good business until business began to pick up here in the United States, when they concluded that they would rather sell their goods at home than ship them to China. Hence the effort to find a market for general merchandise in the east was practically abandoned. Our merchants voluntarily withdrew, the Germans went in and got the trade and will keep it. "It's the same old story you have heard it over and over again. The experience has been repeated in Brazil and Africa and elsewhere. When our manufacutrers have a lot of goods that they cannot sell at home they spend time and money working up a foreign trade, and as soon as the home market revives they * neglect their foreign customers and lose them.' We might have had the best of tne ..Chinese trade if we have kept our boat in the stream, but it's all gone to be worked up again, and you can never regain' what you have lost. "Another disadvantage that our manu facturers will have to meet is that it costs so much more to manufacture things in this country than in Germany and Europe. Our machinery and agricultural implements, will take eare of themselves. They are so much superior to everything made in other, countries that they create their ow.n market, but "it's the thousand and one little'things that I am talking about. "Last year we manufactured thirteen hundred millions of merchandise in this country and exported only $440,000,000. Out of our.$1.5O0 000,000 exports, $1,060,- 000^000 came out of the ground, so that the manufacturers really cut a small fig ure beside the farmers, although they are growing fast. They must grow faster, however, in order to give people some thing to do. The 1,600,000 people that are added to our population every year must be employed, and that will cause an over production like that from which we suf fered a few years ago. Our productive movement has gained such an impetus during these years of prosperity that con ditions will be a great deal worse than they ever were before unless we find mar kets in foreign countries." "But how can we find those markets?" I asked Mr. Hill. :- "By negotiating reciprocity treaties with .every nation that can buy our goods." replied Mr. Hill. "The republi cans must adopt that policy, even though it may be disagreeable to the sacred cow worship." "With what nations would you suggest that we make treaties?" "With China to begin with, where they are eager to exchange trade - with Ger many, France, Russia and ' the Spanish countries of Central and South America. Wherever we can make a trade in tariffs that will, as Blaine said, furnish a mar ket for another barrel of flour and an other pound of pork, we ought to do it and unless it is done this country will soon find Itself again in a condition overproduction that win destroy our pros perity and our happiness: The' sacred cow'carihot stop the increase in popular tion it cannot find work for them to do, and they cannot sell all the results of their labor in the home market." ''Would you restrict immigration?" "- "No, let 'em come in under proper reg ulations. We don't want any paupers or lunatics or andrfchists. but,can take care of all honest people that are seeking labor and homes, but I would.not give them suffrage. I wo\ild amend the naturali zation Jaws and offer citizenship as an inducement for people to buy land and build homes. If a man has the enter prize and industry to buy a farm Or build a cottage he fa & good citizen. The man Markets. r^ Wisconsin, western : . .,, \ RUINS OF THE STILLWATER OPERA HOUSE DESTROYED BY FIRE YESTERDAY MORNING. who cultivates his own ground and lives under his own roof is a better citizen than a man who works for a day's wages and sells his vote for $2 and men do that because they do not realize that the right of suffrage is worth more." THE LIVE STOCK PEOPLE A National Convention at Kansas City, Jan. 13 to Oppose Mergers and Consider Legislation. Kansas City, Dec. 6.The National Live Stock association has called a na tional convention at Kansas City for Jan. 13. Delegates will be admitted from each state, territory, county and local range association. Governors may ap point three delegates at large. State boards of agriculture may send one dele gate each. Delegates are also admissable from live stock exchanges and stock yards companies, dairymen's associations and chambers of commerce, etc. This convention is to consider some plan to oppose the merging of the packing plants of the nation into one gigantic trust, to urge the passage of the Gfos venor anti-shoddy bill, Congressman Hop kins' bill for a classified census of live stock and agriculture statistics a bill for extending the limit for unloading live stock'from twenty-eight to forty hours the Blkins' interstate commerce bill to resist the removal of the tariff on wool, cattle, meats and hides to promote im provement on existing laws relating to public lands and forest reserves t^e in spection of live stock and other matters less closely related to the live stock in^ dustry. Kansas City has raised a fund of $20,- 000 to take care of this convention. Min nesota is represented on the executive committee by J. J. Furlong of Austin. "CABBIES" OUT OF FAVOR Fair Co-eds and Escorts Walk Through Snow Rather Than Pay Increased Kates. Special to The Journal. Lincoln, Neb., Dec. 6.Society girls in evening dress walked through the snow to a state university ball last night. With -them were young men wearing patent leathers. It was a sign of the ire of the students on account of the raise of cab rates by liverymen. The fraternity men declared they would not stand for an increase of 50 per cent and the girls applauded their decisions. The students this morning declared their ultimatum. They will pay the customary fare for a drive. If the cabbies will not. take this they can get along without the students' patronage. Arrangements have been made for special street car service in some cases. The girls urged the boys to walk and not a hack was used last night. The girls wore thick soled shoes to the scene of mer riment, carrying their slippers. Livery men are stubborn and eclare they will not back down for a lot of students. THE THREE MUTINEERS It Is Thought They Are Now onnet Pitcairn Island. New York, Dec. 6.The captain of the British ship Howth, from Australia, re ports, according to a Herald dispatch from San Francisco, that on Sept. 25, when off Pitcairn island, fire signals were notice able. He says he made every effort to take his ship in, but he was baffled in his attempts by the severe weather. The cap tain is of the opinion that the mutineers of the Leicester Castle, whose story was told yesterday in a dispatch to the Asso ciated Press from Queenstown.had reached Pitcairn island, and that the signals were due to the desire of the inhabitants 10 get rid oT the undesirable visitors. The Leicester Castle shipped fourteen men at this port. These' men signed tin ship's articles before the British consul on July 25 last, the day before the vessel sailed \u of the harbor. Among these men were James Turner, W. Hobbs and E. Sears, and they were the only Ameri cans among the crew. They were shipped at the time when sailors were scarce in the port, and Cap tain Beattie refused to pay the regular shipping masters the price they asked for them. The fourteen men were picked up in various places along th water front, on street corners and in saloons. EUGENE G. HAY, PRESIBENT Elected by Hennepin County Bar Association To-day. The Hennepin County Bar association to-day elected the following "officers: -President, Eugene Gr. Hayj.. first ^vice president, N. F. Hawley jsecohd ..-v vice president, Frank Healy, treasurer. George L. Nevins secretary .' W. W.* Bardwell executive' _. committee, J. R.. Vanderlip, -Weed Munrd^ M. H. Boutelle, T. H7" Sal mon, W. A.' Kerr legislative committee, C. S. Cairns. H. V. Mercer, A. L.' Helli well, John Crosby, W. H. Bennett, C. J. Rockwood, H. J. Fletcher. A committee was appointed to draft a memorial on the death of the late Gen eral' W.'J7 Hahn, as follows: George P. Wilson, W. E. Hale. Emanuel Cohen,. C T. Thompson and J. R. Kingman. The meeting was a small one'atid an adjournment was taken for two weeks, in * the hope of getting out a full attendance to arrange for a banquet and a different time ,of meeting rthan ,*hafcrequir^Jjbj 4je: present" rules. ' A' g r j^= .'*''" /,~l*._ of MINNEAPOLIS JOUBNAL^^^^!^^^^^ DECEMBEB^e,iW^ Photo by Journal Staff Photographer. ARE BUYING. FINE CATTLE American Purchasers of Thorough breds Are Very Busy in England. New York Sun Special Service. London, Dec. 6.The last few months have found in the United Kingdom an unprecedented number of American buy ers of thoroughbred cattle, whose pur chases of high-class breeding stock ag gregate many thousand pounds. A num ber of the animals bought are intended for exhibition at the St. Louis exposition. The prices paid range from $2,100 to over $6,250 per head. Scores of high-priced bulls and cows have been shipped duriu* the summer and fall. Among the buy ers now here is C. E. Marvin of Lexing ton, Ky-, who will take back twenty-five thoroughbreds in May and July. J. S. Goodwin of Chicago has purchased a number of Angus breeders and the Ar mour -agent is sending 100 Herefords to the United States-. A number of purchases also have been made pf Tiny Dexter and Kerry cattle in Ireland, the , breeding of which has recently become quite the fash ion in England ur&er the patronage of Lady Lansdowne and other titled fanciers. The ruling of Dr. Salmon, chief of the United States bureau of animal industry, allowing the importation of Jersey and Guernsey cattle into the United States without the.tuberculin test, is expected to stimulate purchases-in those islands. The agricultural " department's" agents during the last .ten years .have inspected over 20,000 head of satf%n .'Jersey, and Guern sey and have npt^SWimd a singlo case of tuberculosis. Ort^the? other ' hand, Eng land and Scotland are badly infected and breeders here, 6h that acount, apprehend th3 early adoption ofmjr stringent quar antine measures by fhe United States. STEAMER SAXON: BURNS A Blaze at the Philadelphia Bocks Results in the Beath of Two . . \ Firemen. Philadelphia. Dec. 6.'One fireman was drowned, another is missing and two oth ers were taken to a hospital overcome by smoke as the result of the fire which broke out early to-day on the steamship Saxon owned by the Boston and Phila delphia Steamship company. The steam ship lies in twenty-five feet of wate* at the foot of Pine street, burned to the water's edge. The dead fireman is William Seville, who went into the hold of the vessel to fight the flames. Before he could reach the deck of the Saxon the vessel gave a lurch and Seville was caught in the rush of water and drowned. Another fireman who was in the hold is missing and it is feared he, too, was drowned. All other firemen have been accounted for. The fire was not extinguished until 9 o'clock this morning. Divers are now in the hold of the vessel searching for the bodies of Seville and the other fireman. It is not known how the fire originated. The loss on the Saxon is about $50,000. The Saxon was on the regular line be tween Philadelphia, Providence and Fall River. She was built in 1862 and .had a tonnage of 938 and a ^ross tonnage of 1.293 tons. She was 200 feet ong, 30 fee,t beam and 18 } feet deep. WILHEMINA COMING A Report That the Queen Will Visit , America. New York Sun Special Service. New York. Dec. 6.Queen Wllhelmina of Holland and the prince consort will pay America a visit next - spring. The news of this, whicn the Dutch government is trying to keep secret, was made known in a private letter received in this city from an official at The Hague. The queen will travel incognito across tho United States and though she will call upon President Roosevelt before she leaves the country the visit will be made informally. Queen Wlhelmina will sail from Genoa to tho East Indies in March on a Dutch man-of-war. After paying a visit to the colonies from which her kingdom derives so large an amount of its wealth, the queen and her consort will take ship at Surabaya, the principal seaport of East Java, fqr^San Francisco. . A trip to the. Yellowstone valley is in cluded in the plans and Chicago will be visited. A few days will be passed at Niagara Falls and then the queen will come to New York, first visiting Wash ington for the purpose of paying her re spects to President Roosevelt. A Guaranteed Cure for Piles. Itching, Blind, Bleeding and-Protruding Piles. No curei no pay. All druggists are- authorized by the manufacturers of Pazo-Ojhtmett^tp refund the money Where it fails to cure any case of piles, no mat ter" of how.long standing.. Curea ordinary cases l a six.days the worst case.in four teen days. One application gives ease and rest. Relieves itching instantly. 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Indianapolis, Dec. 6."What further steps should be taken at this time for the betterment of our monetary system?" Hugh H. Hanna, chairman of the execu tive committee of fifteen created by the National Monetary conference, held at Indianapolis in 1897 and who ever since has been active in pressing the de mands of financial reforms on the presi dent and congress, was asked to-day. "First," he replied, "our gold standard of 1900 should be strengthened by ma chinery for' maintaining parity between, gold and silver. The public mind is pre pared for as perfect a gold standard as can be established. .A law providing for the payment of gold for silver at the treasury en demand is the one remaining step nec essary to secure absolute parity of all our moneys. Both the Overstreet bill and the Hill bill introduced in the last session make full and wise provision. "Second, an element of elasticity in our national bank currency should be pro vided. A small step, equal in amount to say 10 per cent of the capital of the bank, is sufficient for demonstration of effi ciency and safety. "If its desirability is proved, gradtial in crease within a term of years to say 50 per cent of the amount of the capital with full and unquestioned provision for the re demption of notes of insolvent banks as afforded in the Lovering and other bills is the other step immediately necessary. "The general, subject appears complex and our people are therefore disinclined to study it. The principles are simple. The humblest citizen is interested in the perfection of money laws. "Only the absolute assurance of parity will make a New York bill of exchange as acceptable in the commerce of the world as a bill of exchange on London. "Assured parity of the metallic cur rency without risk of redemption, will not only strengthen the fibre of our do mestic commercial interests but will do more to mane possible the sale of products of American labor than any other one act of legislation. . "That the president, secretary of the treasury and the comptroller of the cur rency should all so courageously at this time advocate such legislation indicates the growth of public opinion favorable to laws in the interest of all our people with out preference the importance of which should arouse the business men of the country to determined, timely support of the effort being made to secure congres sional action." One Very Simple Reason for Their Gains & N EW PATENTS. Washington, D. C , Dec. 6.(Special.) The following patents were issued this week to Minnesota and Dakota inventors, a3 reported by Williamson & Merchant, Patent Attorneys, 929-935 Guaranty Build ing, Minneapolis, Minn: Pehr Christian son. Scriven, Minn., nailless horseshoe Lars M. Landing, Glenwood, Minn., file case A. T. LeVesconte, Minneapolis, Minn.,-thermostat Peter Martin, St. Paul, Minn.,' sand-guard Asa Paine, Minne apolis, Minn., water-gage P. C. Stein kemp, St. James, Minn., ribbon-retainer John Randell, Deadwood, S. D., settling tank. THE CUBAN CHILDREN They Are Released and Will Go to Point Loma. * Washington, Dec. 6.The eleven Cuban children who have been detained at New York several we.eks by the immigration authorities were ordered released to-day by the treasury department, and they will immediately proceed to Point Loma, the Universal Brotherhood school In Califor nia. This decision was reached after a hear ing at which counsel for the Gerry society of New York and persons Interested in the school were" heard. It developed that the school is not objectionable in any way. WHY SOME MEN SUCCEED Man's success in life depends largely upon his ability to learn things and to put what he knows into practice. 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Th e Guaranty Doctors, SEt-S THE SITUATION IS SERIOUS The Coal Supply in Chicago Short Prices Jump Suddenly in New York at the Cold Spell. Special to The Journal. Chicago, Dec. 6.Chicago is confronted with a serious coal situation in spite of the temporary settlement of the strike In the anthracite region, and it is feared that the first cold spell will caure considerable inconvenience and possible suffering to thousands of people. While it has been several weeks since the first shipment of hard coal after the close of the strike was received here, local dealers estimate that the supply is 1,000,000 tons short, with practically no cold weather up to this time to increase the demand for fuel. There is no prospect, ihe dealers say. for the supply to be increased during the winter. The daily receipts, in past s. bi sons nearly large enough to meet the de mand Wthout drawng on the reserve stock, are so small this, winter they are hardly considered a factor. Strangely enough, the price of hard coal is much' lower than it was during the progress of tho strike, when at one time it reached $15 a ton. While there is no fixed price at present it ranges from $8 to $- depending en the amount of coal the deal er has on hand and his eagerness to sell it. ALL MEDICINES FURNISHED FREE. Coat Jumps $2 a Ton. New York, Dec. 6.The cold snap to day made the coal situation In this city more acute than at any other time during the coal strike or since it ended. The re tail price jumped $2 a ton. Then dealers admitted they hadn't any coal for sale. Dealers who were asked about this said that on account of the increased demand they had to buy from speculators and in dividual operators, who had managed, somehow, to secure coal and had taken ad vantage, of the cold snap to put on the screws. LAMB IN TROUBLE The Sheriff Has Some PapersAgainst / \ Him for Debt. Special to The Journal. 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