OCR Interpretation

The Minneapolis journal. [volume] (Minneapolis, Minn.) 1888-1939, October 21, 1903, Image 1

Image and text provided by Minnesota Historical Society; Saint Paul, MN

Persistent link: https://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn83045366/1903-10-21/ed-1/seq-1/

What is OCR?

Thumbnail for

! =
He Jollies North Dakotans at the
Expense of the North
Star State.
Intimates That the Commonwealth
Is Asleep Because It Fights
the Merger.
Pacific Coast Market for Wheat
Will Undo the Schemes of
Mr. Chamberlain.
(Earlier Remarks of Mr.
Page 3.)
Bpeolal to The Journal. -
Bismarck, N. D., Oct. 21.James J.
Hill took a sly rap at Minnesota at
the close of his address before the ir
rigation convention here and also ex
pressed himself on the proposed
Chamberlain tariff as it affected the
tJnlted States. In closing his address
he said:
What fixes the price here and the price
t which our surplus products sell for
when exported to other countries? Into
France we have to pay a stiff duty. Great
Britain and her colonies buy from us about
three-fourths of everything we sell abraod.
Britain and her colonies are not in posi
tion to put any obstruction in the way of
our exports on our products getting into
their markets. But they have got a rash
young fellow over there by the name of
Chamberlain and he says he wants to take
a leaf out of our book on protection.
Tax on Jonathan's Wheat.
Now if he succeeds in his efforts to get
our British friends to adopt the leaf out of
our book, our exports will be taxed about
four shillings a qaurter, about 12 cents a
bushel, and they do not propose to put
that tax upon the wheat that is raised
north of the Canadian boundary.
The British have awakened from their
slumber because the newspapers are say
ing that on account of the enormous num
ber of people going from the United States
Into the Canadian northwest it is going to
excel this country. I saw a statement the
other day to the effect that this great in
flux of Americans was Americanizing the
Continued on Second Page.
Grafting Labor Leader Not in Court
*May Have Jumped.His '
.t. L
Entire Supply of Stamps, Amount
ing to Over $15,000, Carried _.,
.'.-. :. Away, "- - - ..',
Superior, Wis., Oct. 21.When the
Superior postoffice was opened for
business at 7 o'clock this morning, the
large vault was found to have been
rifled of practically the entire supply
of stamps, amounting to, between $15,-
000 and $15,500. About $100 in frac
tional silver was also secured.
The vault was forced without the use
of explosives. The safe, located in the
postmaster's private office and con
taining a large amount of currency,
was not molested. The only visible
clue left by the burglars was an elec
tric pocket lamp. -
The two bloodhounds belonging to
the police department are disabled and
it was impossible to put them on the
scent The neatness of the job indi
cates that it is the work of profession
als. The . officers are completely in
the dark.
A hot cup of coffee is undoubtedly a powerful
BtlmulaBt, enatling both mental and physical
fatigue to be borne. But coffee dlsozrees' with
many persons, disturbing their stomachs by
Interference with the digestion. For this clnss
the London Lancet suggests the use of coffee
jelly, which is equally pleasant It assuages
thirst and neutralizes excessive acidity of the
'So important is the Pasteurizing of milk
deemed In Russia that the imperial minister of
agriculture has announced an International com
petitive" show of apparntus for that purpose iu
fet. Petersburg next spring.
Twenty=five Years Ago
The Journal would be glad to receive by mail, U
or otherwise, the names of all persons who
were readers and subscribers to this paper
when it started, twenty-five years ago this
fall, or who became subscribers during the
first year of its existence, and their present
.. . addresses.'
Pittsburg Bank Failed to Open This
"' MorningA Receiver Is
The Bank's Capital Stook Is $2,000,-
000The Suspension Was
'Not Unexpected.
Pittsburg, Pa., Oct. 21.The doors
of the Federal National bank were not
opened for business this morning. The
following notice was posted in expla
"Closed by the authority of the con
troller of the currency. John B. Cun
ningham, Receiver."
Some such action as this has been
within the possibilities for the past
two days, forecasted by the deter
mined raid made upon the institu
tion's stock on the Pittsburg Stock
Exchange. The positive statements,
however, of the president, J. A. Lang
fitt, to the effect that the bank was not
in need of money and that'its losses
would not affect its capital or sur
plus, did much toward allaying distrust
on the part of its depositors, thus pre
venting a run.
The closing of the bank was de
cided upon at a meeting of the di
rectors last night, which did not break
up till 2 o'clock this morning. At that
hour none of the officials would make
a statement, and locally the outcome
of the meeting was not generally
known until the receiver's notice was
posted at 9 o'clock.
The bank is a United States depos
itory and reported on hand, Sept. 9,
$50,000 of United States deposits.
The stock of the company has been
subjected to sharp declines on the
Pittsburg exchange this week. On
Monday the stock sold down from 115
to 65, but was forced up again to 101.
All day yesterday it sagged and the
closing quotations were 80 bid ond SS
asked, a number of transactions hav
ing been made at 80.
The bank's capital is $2,000*000.
Hill on
The Exchange Bank Also. ,. .
Joliet, 111., Oct. 21*The Exchange
bank closed to-day.' Numerous small
depostors are affected. The bank was
capitalized at $25,000 and the deposits
are thought to be in the neighborhood
of $40,000.
Vice* Admiral Toga, "The Fighting
Admiral" Placed in Command
- **''':. J $ of Jap Squadron.
New York. Oct. 21,-pj*Bernard
Lynch, the saloonkeeper ^no was one
of the witnesses for th.$* defehse in the
trial of Sam Parks, the labor leader,
for extortion* to-day pleaded guilty
and was remanded until Friday for
sentence. ...
Parks, also indicted for perjury
yesterday, was to have.appeared be
fore Judge Foster to-day. When up
to noon he had not appeared, Assistant
District Attorney Band asked the lat
ter's counsel, James W. Osborne, if"
he would, produce Parks in-court to
day. Mr. /Osborne replied that he
could makeynp promises". Mr. Rand
then asked Inspector McCloskey to
assign detectives-to look for'Parks.
Parks is now at liberty under
$18,000 ball. Mr. Rand, did hot be
lieve that Parks had. left the city, .but
was endeavoring: to find additional
bail.. ....:..-. - -\-
J!**:- '---- " \
. ToKb^#na
- /PresS.Js Pessimistic.
London,^ Oct 2i.A dispatch
Reuter's Telegraph: company
Tokio-says: - .. -
"'Russian military activity on . the
Korean frontiers is unabated. The.
important newspapers take a gloomy
view. They- are -inclined to believe
Russia does not intend to fulfill her re
peated promises and declarations, in
which case it will be incumbent" upon
Japan to take decisive steps for- the
sake of .her very existence. The Jap
ariese gunboafe Chipkai. was^ to have
wintered at Niuehuang, but this ar
rangement has been countermanded.'*
Ghristiania, Norway, Oct. 21.The
cabinet presided over by Otto Blehr
has cesigned in consequence of a par
liamentary committee's decision in
favor of the opposition in a disputed
election in the Nedenaes district,
whereby the opposition gained- four
seats. ,
A coalition cabinet, made up "of con-.'
servatives and moderate liberals will
be formed. King Oscar has asked
Professor Hagerup to form . the
Sigurd Ibsen, a son of Henrik Ib
sen, the poet and dramatist, will
probably become chief of the Nor
wegian Lutheran delegation in the
council of state, meeting at Stock
Scotland not only leads in pure-bred cattle,
but by daily Quotations on the London market
leads on prime oeef likewise.
^:\- -.,-
The Journal would also be pleased to have the" .,
names of men living who were news&oys in
Minneapolis twenty-five years ago, a*n d their
present addresses.
\.,,,:,. t'-^m - - - , '
Joseph Chamberlain's Representa
tive in This Country Says It
Is a Protective Tariff. -
He Is Here to Investigate the Work-
. s' - ings of Our American
And Declares That Protection Has
Been Responsible for America's
Present Prosperity. \
New York Sun Speolal Berries.
Chicago, Oct. 21.As representative
of Joseph .Chamberlain, for whom he
is investigating the results of the pro
tective tariff in the United States,
Ernest Augustus Hamlyn of the Hon
orable Artillery company of London,
reach Chicago last night.
The results of Mr. Hamlyn's investi
gations thus far are embodied in a
t Oct, 24.The minis
terial conferences, -naval preparation*,
and, notably., the appointment of Vice
Admiral Toga, .known as the ."Fight-
ing" Admiral," to cqmman.cC the stand
ing squadron, "nave led to a renewal of
the expectations,of trouble.
Some decided development In the
crisis is expected shortly. The steam
ship and railroad, companies are re
ported "to Jhave-been notified to be in
readiness, for. emergencies..
They Needn't Leave*
St. Petersburg, Oct. 21.A. dispatch
to the Novoe "Vremya from Vladi
vostok under to-day's date says:
"The Japanese government has
notified its consul here that there is no
reason why the Japanese should leave
Vladivostock. This. was in reply to a
query of the consul on the subject."::
The Norwegian Ministry Gives Way
and Prof. Hagerup Will Porm
New Cabinet. '
cago he will start for Peoria, St. Louis,
Cincinnati, Baltimore, Philadelphia,
Boston. and New York, sailing for
home in about three weeks.
Government Discovers Gross Frauds
by Favored "Bine" on the
f . , Pacific Coast.
Portland, Oregon, Oct. 21.The
government- has unearthed' a "land
graft" ringi-that has been carrying on
business in -every well-timbered area
on the Pacific slope. This ring has
acquired "base" lands by: "dummies"
and other fraudulent means it has
debauched state land officials, making
them- hirelings or partners in the
business lit has maintained in the
general land ... office at Washington
agents whose duties.j,were to "leak"
information about proposed reserves
arid' other profitable .matters, and, by
the use of money, it has influenced
the placing of reserve boundaries to
its own interests.
The central figures of this conspir
acy are said -to be in San "Francisco.
^- B"
C& "
rit.1? i&lfe feOs^J^^W. Shu:
: $2,000 WhidpSTw Slot Paid.
Now They threaten to TTse Dyna
mite if the Money Is Not
forthcoming* - .
New York Sun Special Service.1
town would be burneijL
The demand wa$( ignored and near
ly all the business* part
m.m.nwwMwww.ww.ww. f w?i
And the Fewer the Survivors the Better the Public Will Be Pleased.
preliminary report which he for-1
warded' ts&" Eoifiddh- from Chicago. In
it he^'declares the commercial great
ness of-this Country is due to-the tariff,
adding that it would'be "the salvation
of England:" "-."-.
Mr.-Hamlyrt-summarized his report
to Mr. Chamberlain as follqws:
"When I began this investigation I
was in doubt as to the wisdom of your
policy. After becoming more ac
quainted with the industrial greatness
of this country, fostered under a pro
tective-tariff, I am convinced of the
accuracy of"your judgment.
Salvation of England. ...
"Your protective, tariff policiy will be
the salvation of England. It will pre
vent England from being the dumping
ground of the manufacturing products
of. other countries. The manufactur
ers and tradelBmen I have seen during
6,000 miles of travel,, while visiting the
trade centers in this country, frankly
admit that the English tariff will be a
detriment to the continued industrial
prosperity . of America. They admit
also that it will be best for England."
The report concludes with an offer
by Mr. Hamlyn to contribute $500 to
a fund with which to bring to America
100 English workingmen from fifty
manufacturing cities to study the ef
fects of a tariff on the wages and liv
ing expenses: Of the' working classes.
Speaking of Chamberlain's plans
Mr* Hamlyn ::.said he.' did not entirely
favor a tariff on beef and some other
American foodstuffs, but did not see
how an exception could be made.
:T Mr. Hamlyn expects to- visit the
wholesale and-. retail stores and the
stpek yards to-day. On Friday, in
company with Charles AHis, he will
go to Milwaukee - Returning to
mMwtwiwnmHti*MMMww IWM
A month ago another demand was
made for $2,000, and this, too, when
ignored, was followed by a destructive
fire of incendiary origin. The loss
to property owners was total, as all
the insurance companies had refused
to take any further risks in the place.
Merchants and other business men
were preparing to- rebuild but to-day
a third letter was received saying
that if the town is rebuilt before the
$2,000 is left at a place designated
in the letter it will be blown up with
dynamite. -
Famous Bandmaster Thrown From
His Horse at the National
Capital. -
ISfvw York Sun Speoial Service.
Nothing In Way of Road's Progress In
Omaha Now
Nothing now stands In the way of. the
Great Western - road at Omaha. The
Stickney line has had its hands full, ever
since it came put that.the .president of
the road had:his eyesj**! fftafeaclty^ From
the very beginning of the work every sort
of obstacle has been throwp in'the way 6f
the new competitors for.1
' the -valuable,
freight traffic'centering' iri Omahai' After
winning the bridge fight, the company dis
covered it would have difficulty to getting
its terminal facilities, owing to opposition
developing in the council. The ordinance
granting the concession has finally passed
and now work on terminals will be rushed
to completion. \ *, ,,,-.'-
Business District Twice Destroyed
by Incendiariefi Who Demanded
Fourth Assistant Postmaster Gen
eral Bristow Has Finished His .
. ,, -Work of Investigation.
His Report Will Be Sent to the
President Before Next
- '
Indianapolis, Oct. HI.The people
of Montgomery, Davies county, are
in a hysteria of excitement over a
threatened dynamiting of - the town,
and some of the citizens are leaving
and will take up permanent resi
dences in .other ^places. Some six
months ago an. anonymous demand
was made on the- qitizens to lestve
$2,000 in a designated place or
It Will Praise Payne and Criticise
Heath Tho Not by Aj
. . Name. ':'- . \is
v the
New York Bun Special Service.
Washington, Oct. 21.Joseph L.
Bristow, fourth assistant postmaster
general, who for the last half-year has
been at the head of the investigation
of one of the greatest scandals in the
history pf the government, has com
pleted his report to the postmaster
general, who, with a brief letter of
transmittal will forward it to Presi-
was destroyed by,fire,1
th incendin -
aries saturating* pafcifma-'of the build
ings with coal oil ^jpfegre applying the
dent Roosevelt some time during the
present week, probably before, the
cabinet meeting on. Friday, ^hese are
its main features, the first of which
will be a surprise to the public* ? - :
It will give to Postmaster General:
Payne the credit of beginning the in
vestigation of the 'scandal.
It will review in detail the results of
the inquiry and the cases now before
the courts.
It will bring out the abuses which
have grown up as a result of the
machinations, of the Beavers and
Machen ring, arid recommend a thoro
reorganization of the bureaus' of
which these men had charge.'.
- It will recommend that the office of
superintendent, of free delivery/ for
merly held by Mr. Machen and now
filled by a postoffice inspector be abol
A young man was arrested a few
days ago, charged with the author
ship of the letters, but the evidence
against.him-was:not conclusive.
Won't Call Names.
.It will criticise . severely adminis
trative acts that took place during
Perry S. Heath's tenure of office as
first assistant, but will not call Mr.
Heath by name.
It will praise the work of the inspec
tors who have brought into the postal
scandal drag net thirty men,- in and
out.of the department,'.now under in
dictment for wrong doing.. But it will
contain, no word of commendation for
First Assistants Postmaster General
Wynne, who at the beginning was
largely responsible for the investiga
tion itself.
The administration of almost the
entire department will be reviewed
and various recommendations for
changes will be made.
It will criticize the administration
of the Washington city postoffice, sus
taining, iri large part the - Tulloch
charges. As a result of this Postmas
ter Merritt, it is now understood, will
be asked to resign in spite of personal
appeals to the president made by Post
master General Payne arid Charles
Emory Smith, Mr. Payne's immediate
predecessor in office.
Washington, Oct. 21.John P. Sou
sa was thrown from his horse here
yesterday and severely injured. To
day he is lying. in his apartments in
the New Willard hotel, and Dr. Nee
ley, attending, fears serious results.
With a party of friends he went to
Washington yesterday afternoon
to do some trap shooting. Mr. Sousa,
riding his favorite horse, Banjo, was
returning with his party when a dog
ran into the street. Banjo took fright
and Mr. Sousa was thrown, striking
on his head .and shoulders, and was
badly trampled.
A carriage was summoned andMr
Sousa taken to his hotel. Dr. Neeley
said that the bandmaster had sus
tained a severe scalp laceration. His
right arm was also badly wrenched.
He was delirious and suffering greatly
from the shock.
New College Plan Not Yet Broached at
Hamline .'U."
Toronto, Ont.. Oct. 21.Plans for the
federation of all the Methodist colleges
in the northand West are being considered
at Northwestern University, Evanston, ac
cording to a statement made by President
James, who is in this city in quest of in
formation concerning the system by which
Toronto University secured the union with
it of all the Presbyterian Anglican*:Meth
odist and Congregational colleges in, the
dominion. \
'. ...Erastus F. Mearkle, treasurer of Haxh
.liue .university, Stv Paul, said' this morn
ingv that no plan for union, with other
Methodist colleges had been presented to
the trustees of Hamline.. "It's the first
time," added Mr. Mearkle,^"that I ever
heard of such a proposal.*'
Captaifi/Alfred Johnson, who was theflrtt man
to cross the ocean 1 na small boat In 1876, is still
living in Gloucester, Mass,
New Brunswick Senator Declares
the United States May Get IJ \
,*-^o^r/b Arbitration." 'T**ftSx:
Foresees'a Time When Canada %ill
Be Completely Surrounded
by This Country.
Special to The Journal.
Ottawa, Ont., Oct. 21.Senator
Poirier of New Brunswick iri the
senate yesterday attacked the Alas
kan boundary decision. The commis
sioners, he..- said, virtually, practically
and actually ceded-the whole of the
coast in dispute to the United States.
"That was no surprise," he 8aid.
"It could have been anticipated, and
likely it was the best thing that could
have been done. An arrangement is
often better than a successful lawsuit.
I find no fault with the tribunal. We
can afford, for the sake of peace and
harmony with our neighbor, to give
up a third Biice of our-- territory, but
I think it is time we called a halt
and looked forward-to see how many
other siices.we.may.be called on-.to
part with and see if "we cannot avert
the primary, dismemberment of the
"Our friends-to the south are now
to the west of us andJto the north
west of us. ^hall we wait until we
are encircled by them? imminent
dangers are staring us in the fafee
The: next arbitration may be con
cerning Hudson's Bay. Supposing at
that time Greenland, is the possession
of the United States. The United
States is now putting forward' claims
for Greenland., "What would the re
Suit be in ah Arbitration tribunal as
to part of Hudson's Bay ? The senate
should, direct the attention of the gov
ernment to this' matter, and it would
be a,mistake.for Canada to allow the
United. States to get possession, say, of
the northv polje."^ - . . - . -
He proceeded to refer to the expev
dltions which the United States sent
in search of,the pole and said that
Canada should not wait till the United
States has scooped in the whole arc
tic regions and then encircled^ Canada
on all sides, south, west, northwest,
north. There was Newfoundland to
the east, and an, effort was made to
get it annexed-to the United -States.
-"The future independence of our
country," added the senator, "may de
pend on this question. .- r
Won't. Play W4th United States Any
.More, So There! :-'f*'v"" .-
Special to The Journal r "
Toronto, Ont., Oct. 21.-WherVqi
...... ...... , feeing of iaUsfai
tion took possession of the people of
Canada, arid ttie whole ^ress^h^la?
&a*fstirig *K& s*|ttenien^w|th5^grili
Now, .everything IS changedTrfor, as the
outside islands are to belong ^ to the
States, Port Simpson could he ren
dered unsafe.
Canadian newspapers * politician's,
labor leaders, clergymen n business
men declar.e that this ends for all tlnfe
every Canadiantidea of-'trusting nego
tiations to Great Britain Iri any form,
arid that every idea ofReciprocity with
the States or of any further .negotia
tions on trade or
abandoned, arid - Canada will fix her*
tariff to. suit herself, with special oare
to exclude all Americari goods as far
as the tariff can .doit. :
-The, Globe, organ of: the Dominion:
government, and the Mail and Empire,
organ of theoppoSif ion, hoth" editorial
ly advocate this .to-day. -All the even
ing papers did so-yesterday.
Premier Laurier. win make a state
merit along these lines % The' decision
will effectually prevent Canada from
supporting Mr. Chamberlain, who is
held responsible selecting Alver
stone andfadvisingfor
him on the case ^
American Alaskan Boundary Commis
sioners Sailed To-day.
London, Oct.. 21.-Senators Lodge
and Turner and Mrs. Turner left Lon
don this morning for Liverpool, where
they will board *the White Star line
steamer Cedrlc, which is to sail to-day
for New York. Lord Strathcona, Sec
retary White of the-United' States em
bassy, John W- Foster and - several
other friends were present at Euston
Station to bid farewell to the American
The comment -of the afternoon
newspapers here on the Alaska boun
dary decision is similar to that of the
morning papers. "Regrettable but
honorable" sums up the general tenor.
The S t James Gazette says it consid
ers the fact that Chief Justice Alver
storie signed the award to be proof'of
the correctness thereof, and adds:
"We have the fullest confidence
therefore, that the decision we deplore
was absolutely required by the justice
of the case."
The St. James Gazette regrets that
the Canadian commissioners pub
lished an explanation of their position,
appearing to cast a reflection on their
colleagues, and the Pall Mall Gazette
comments on the lack of dignity and
self-possession shown by the Canadian
commissioner in declining to sign the
decision and declaring the finding to
be an "unjudicial one."
Pastor Says the Indian, Per Capita,
Is the Wealthiest of AUV
Cleveland, .Ohio, Oct. 21.This
morning's session of the American
Missionary association was largely 'de-
voted to reports oil the Chinese arid
Japanese missions in Porto Rico and
church work in the south. 'The chief
feature of the session was the report
on Indian and Alaskan missions,^rep
resented by Rev. Robert W. McLaugh
lin, D. D., of Grand Rapids, Mich. "He
emphasized the fact that the' Indians
are relatively few in number.
"The Indian," the speaker contin
ued, "has In the vaults of the'United
States government $246,000,0^)0^ . If
this tnoney should be divided? equally
among them, and,the 2$ receiving
it should go upon their. separate-re
serves as a nation, they would consti
tute per capita the wealthiest people
upon the face of the earth."
President Thwing of Western Re
serve college, Cleveland, presented a
report .on educational work in the
^" ,^ .ft
SN? : ^
First Attempt to Form It Was a
\ \{ Failure, but Success Came {^v-
Later.. '*?:
r * *
, Schwab Demanded the Sum of
$9,000,000 for the Bethlehem ,
1- Steelworks.
This Was Raised Later to $30,000,-
000 in Stocks and Bonds of
the Company, i
New York, Oct. 21 the open
ing* of to-day's session of the inquiry
into the affairs of the United States
Shipbuilding company, Charles Cahda,
president of the Canda Manufacturing -
company, was the first witness. Mr.
Canda testified that his company, '
which was - taken * over - by the Ship
building company, had a plant at Car- ,
teret, N. J., for the construction of
car wheels. At the time the option
on-it was given, it was engaged, he
said, "in an experimental way mak-#
irig some motor vehicles."
The witness produced a copy.of the
option. The agreement for the sale
of the plant for $1,000*000 - was -made
with J. W. Young.-but the option was
given to Mr. Nixon. . -
Jjewis Nixon, president of
building- company, told of:
^yps 5^rt|d ^SiicceedrIfellen
m&i &0!m&'-iW:- &. Elliott BN^w Second YicePres-^ -
ide^^^B^injg^on / ,
Colompian Crovemment and Senate
Are at Sword's PointArmed/
Men on Guard.
New York Sun Spoial Service. '
Panama, 43ct 21.Mail advices from
Bogota under date of Oct. 8, received
via Barranquilla, confirm t^e former
cable regarding the unsettled state of
affairs and the fears of serious
troubles ahead.
The-government, supported by the
house of representatives, wanted to
, close congress Oct. 20, the senate in
sisting that it continue indefinitely or
at least until after the election in De
cember to frustrate the government
. The greater part of the senate is
working powerfully against tRe gov
ernment, which is like a ship at sea
without a rudder. The government/
it is reported, had outside the capitol,
where- the senate meets, about' lOo
armed jmen hidden In the lower parts
of the building, unknown to the gen
eral public ap.d unsuspecting senators.
W -
PeppIt :^
. ^
. y.7$ iZ .No New' Proposition: ' i ^ ^ -
Washington, .Oct. 21.-Senor Car
los Aipintegas, the special envoy from
Bogota, who was sent by Colombia to
the United States on a mission in con
nection., with the Panama canal, has
arrived here. He caused considerable
surprise by announcing that, he will
not make any* new propositions re
garding the treaty.
He? IS the guest of tlie Colombian
rijinister, and thru.the latter he as
serted that, inasmuch as the old prop
ositions still are
^^&lfl>gfe^t r - ^afaa ^f&^iJKiL^sM^b:
New, York, Oct 21.Howard Elliott
was td president of the
Northern Pacific railroad.
Howard -Elliott is a comparatively
young ..man. He was bo m in New
Xork. city Dec. 6,'1860. . He entered
raiiwiy service in 1880 as a rodman
iriithe engineering corps of the Chi
cago, Burlington & Quincy. Within a
year he -was clerk in the president's
Office- of the St- Louis, Keokuk &
Northwestern at Keokuk, and in 1882
was a clerk in the assistant treasurer's
officeof the same road at Keokuk.
-From 1882 to 1887 he was auditor
and assistant treasurer of the Chicago*
Burlington & Kansas City, and St.
Louis, Keokuk & Northwestern at
Keokuk, and. from 1887 to 1891 was
general freight- and passenger agent
of the same lines at Keokuk.
In 1891 Mr. Elliott was made gen
eral freight agent at S t Louis of the
Missouri river lines.of the Burlington
system, which included the Hannibal
& St. Joseph and the Kansas City and
the Kansas City, St. Joseph & Council
Bluffs, in addition to the lines with
which he was previously connected, i
Mr. Elliott held this position until
189$, when he" was made general
manager of the Missouri river lines of
the Burlington, and in 1901 was pro
moted to the position of second vice
president of the Burlington system at
Chicago, in charge of the operating
department of the entire system.
s territory will be
thresignaShipe his -
tion from the Cramp Shipbuilding
company and the leasing, of the Cres- -
cent shipyard from the Mootes in 1894.
He. held the latter, until it was turned '
oyer to the shipbuilding combine. He .
held the , old Orescent yard under,
lease, but he had. at .the same time.'
bought' and built a new plant. He ,
purchased all of* the Moores*, inter-,,
est finally and turned it over to the""
shipbuilding company.
The witness then told of - the first"
attempts to consolidate the shipyards',
in 1901. Andrew Freedman was the ,
man who first proposed the combina
tion, he said, and thru him the wit
ness met J. W. Young. The companies
in the first proposal were the Union
Iron Works, Bath Iron Works,: Hyde "
:Windlass company,^--Crescent. .:Ship--'
yards, Newport News,: the Canda cqm*~_
- '. *: Continued on Second Fage.^
tunder consideration
theeColombian. senate,missionw
no ne ones
r b advanced His te'to
advise Senor Herran of the domestic
situation in Colombia and the diffi
culty the government has had in sus
taining Itself and Its bearing on the
canal' proposition.
Senor Herran, according to Senor
Aiciniegas, will call on Secretary Hay
and infdrm him. that no new proposi- ll'"*
tions will he made, ,-wiw-^. *^.*v^4^H

xml | txt