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Plea lor Reciprocity with
Canada Made by a
Railway Chief.
Hations Fast Being Sepa
rated by the Wall,
He Asserts.
Tho Situation Is Bad, He
Says, It Is not top
Late W Act.
Praises Panama-Canal as
Boon to the United
Special 'to* The JTouW4l.
HICAGO, Nov. 10." Commerce
will go her* own way even tho
she must walk in leg-irons. Why
not strike them off and permit her to
pursue her. journey freely to the end?"
This single utterance symbolised with
brilliance and succinctness the domi
nant note of a speech delivered to the
Merchants' club at the Auditorium to
night by James J. Hill, president:of the
Great Northern railway on "Itepiprqc
ity with Canada.",
Mr. Hill had been selected as the
guest and orator of the first season's
dinner by this organization, not only
because of his admitted prominence in
the world of traffic and trade, but be
eauee the club felt that no.other man
.could present the affirmative side of the
better Canadian -reeiprooi^ argument bett
'than he.-..C .-v^'':.%f^^pp||t
Sheerest Folly, He Says*-.,-:
Eeceived with long-continued ap
plause and frequently_ jj^t-wptei tth
outbursts o_ a^plp$f^Mr^M %osa, t
his subject with "confidence^ ana.before
:he had.closed-seemed to hayj^wbir:every
man in his audience,TO,his belief.)
Whether he .actually did so or not,^ the(
pictured in Wtrong,' fresh tones,
.a striking word caarttas b Chicago''&
opportunity to .grow and expand once'
the wall that rises.between, this nation
and its northern' neighbor' iB raised.
To erect and maintain a forbidding
tariff structure between sections ofthjs.
wonderful country, Mr. Hill held" to
be as inexcusable as deterring-4arade
stipulations between states of the omion.\
Such agreements and arrangements, he
said, probably "would have been-"made
years'ago had the constitution of the
-nation' permitted. Yet,* he intimated,
all this would have been' the sheerest
I4ke Plight of Colonies.
"The situation is not unlike that exjs
isting between Great Britain ar/d the
American colonies before the revolu-
tion,' declared Mr. Hill, "and every
turn of the tariff screw .by*-the United
States merely creates exasperation and
hardens a determination to achieve in
dustrial independence, even tho it be
purchased at the cost of industrial iso
lation. Each year has seen a diminu
tion in the Canadian desire for reci
That reciprocity is still possible, how
ever, the railroad president believes is
unquestioned, and he mentioned as a
favoring influence the downfall of the
Chamberlain policy in Great Britain,
and with it the virtual command of the
mother country to her dependencies to
make trade agreements wherever possi
bue. Then Mr. Hill gave some figures
in the way of clinching his arguments.
He said:
Urges Early Action.
That the export trade of Canada to
the United kingdom had risen from
$3,544,000 in 1866 to about $110,000,000
'in 1904.
That on our side Canada does more
business with the United States than
any .other country save Great Britain
and Germany.
"It remains,'' continued Mr Hill,
"f or business men in both countries to
take hold before it is too late."
And he asked at this point what the
first principal step should be, and an
swered it in this manner:
No one can go into this matter, dis
miss bias and self-interest, without be
lieving that the consummation most to
be wished is .the wiping out of custom
houses along our northern frontier and
the establishment there of absolute free
_,'trade. 1$.is the suggestion of .natural
law, of business interest, of the common
good. If the time be not due jfor that,
the least that it demands is the policy
and a measure .of ample reciprocity.
v.* Canal as Boon to Nation.
"There cannot be even a beginning
until we shall have fixed in our minds
^the desirability of a free interchange
of natural products and raw materials,
Continued on 2d Page, 4th Column.^
wick, the home's physician.
From Darkest Minneapolis
This Photograph Was Taken Three \A(eeks After He Was Rescued From the
Baby Farm and Placed in the Humane Society's Home.
Little Frankie Heath Is Found by His Mother Dying of
Starvation Amid Most Revolting Conditions.
TARVING to death on a diet of sour milk in a South Minneapolis baby farm,
Frankie Heath, aged 6 months, has been rescued by his mother from the
woman who keeps the place.
Wasted as he appears in the accompanying picture, which shows hrm after
three weeks' care and nursing in the Humane society's detention home, the
society workers say that he is robust comparedf with what he Was when he first
came to them.
"Plain starvation" is the diagnosis of the case made by Dr. J.JP.
,j^U.h:'-^. The ^Jfcild Can Yet Be-
^Bi the three weeks that Baby Heath has been fn the *eare of the Humane
society, he doctor and nur&e have fought night and-day for his life. He is-now
revering from the fcWjful privations "to which he" was subjected, 'and will prob-
ably ^develop into a Wealthy* boy. Neglect, insufficient and improper fodd, and
unsanitary conditions are_what brought him to his present "pitiful condition.
For. $2.50 a week the woman who runs the farm agreed 'to feed, lodge and
Qare for Baby Heath. His mother is alone in the world and it obliged' to work
at-hours which make jfr impossible for her to care for him. Alrfirst she paid fre-
quent visits to th& faVhi.and all seemed well. Then sickness_came and she-was
unable to visit her -child. After a protracted illness, Mrs. .Heath went to her
child and was1
horrified notft. his.*condition. At Ar,st she supposed it was dis-
ease which had stripped the flesh frontsthe tiny frame and replaced the dimples
of her darling with the hideous wranfcles of famine. At last,^growing more, and
more suspicious of the woman who had the care of her child,,she took.it from her
and brought it to. the detention home/ 028 East Sixteenth street. It was ia the
niek of timev Another, week and the child would have died.,
Revolting Conditions at "Farm.'*
As soon as the case came to the attention of the Humane society, a worker
was dispatched' to the baby farm. She entered the place at 5 p.m. and found the
most revolting conditions. The soiled linen of the unmade-beds tainted the air
of an-unventilated room. The babies were unkempt and unclean. The prop-
prietor of the den was a gaunt woman with no suggestion of motherly tenderness
in her face or bearing. There was no sign that she took the slightest interest in
the health or comfort of'the helpless infants at her mercy.
J, Three babies have died in this sinkhole this fall, according to Humane so-
ciety reports. The woman, holds a license to board six babies and is supposed to
be under health department supervision. The case has been reported to the de-
partment and the promise has been given that the license will be revoked, if an
investigation shows improper conditions.
But Baby Heath is safely away and will grow to-manhood, perhaps with a
constitution undermined by his slow starvation, but oblivious of the ordeal of
suffering thru which he has passed.
When Baby HeatlTwas placed in the, baby farm, a little over two months- a^jHike*the' king^of France wth his 10*900
he was, according to the statement of his mother, in good health. Two months I men," marched- up Was- !|uU, awtf 'fcben
later, when she brought him to Mrs. Lenora Bacon, th*e nurse at the1
home,he was as emaciated as'one of the Hindu famine babies or one of the^^hip o President Gompen J^sterad
little rjsconcentradog in Cuba under Weyller.
i,' "fy.K&L, T-
Will Americas Federation
.of Laboj^ip-OYe, His
Entry Mo Politics? A
His Every Attack on Con
gressmen larked or
MeatSas Failure'.''
i i
Now the^ Mentio'"Jn^ Is to
injMiniieapolis and
fa/la ke Action..""
HEN the national body of the
American^' Federation of
Labor Opefls its annual con
vention tomorrow in Minneapolis,
with President Samnel Gompens in the
chair, the presidatg officer will face
a remarkably puzzling situation. The
legislative body of the great labor
organization will be there, and within
that body how many' will be his
friends It is doubtful if he himself
knows. fr
For Samuel Gompers^ 'or* at least
Samuel Gompers' policy, has been on
trial, the last three months, as never
bgfore^on trial a different sence
than ordinarily. In years gone by hia
policies have involved labor question?
alone, but now the general puWic, as
distinguished from the hVbor element
or the employer eieweacrfc^ national
affairs, has been interested because of
Goppers''entry into the po-
litical arenas in an endedvor to mark
for defeat those 'congressmen who
ha^e *incurr$d displeasttfe'T
detention: marched down again. Under he lead-
the campaign with a lh|fc $E a zen of
more' J^pte^taljtfil, from
both the gXieatV-yt^l^FtwH.^eie^ fee
defeated. Thel^ibQ^ campaign began
in ,Maine eodit in/tke ~fifeM.' In1
not ,a
single instance^M it juanfy its prom
ises. J^ik,ot the( men whimn it opposed
were"re-Blected,n and all but-two. oXthree!
-Wanted to Defeat Cannon.
MT. Gompers wanled very badly to
bring about the defeat of Speaker Can
non. The speaker was re-elected by a
majority several thousand-over his ma
jority o four years- ago and within
2,000 what he had two years ago
in the Roosevelt landslide.. 'zx
Organized labor, while aof friendly
to, Representative Babcock of Wis
consin,, claims no credit for his ,defeat.
That defeat was due to purely local
conditions and the fight **wag fed by
Senator La Follette.
Gompers made furious onslaught on
Representative Mudd of Maryland, who
was re-ele,cted by a majority quite as
large as it would have been had the
American Federation kept out of his
Readers of The Journal are al
ready, familiar with the failure which
Mr. Gompers met in his campaign
against Representative1
Littlefield in
Maine. That failure took wind out of
the Gompers sails. Had Littlefield been
Continued on 2d Page, 6th Column.
Ionnnie Johnson hit the
Quwrtertwk of the Minnesota T*m.
Rumor ifi "Washington that
fJe Will Visit Far East
em Possessions.
BipOCUU Special to The Journal.
ASHINGTON, Nov. 10.Presi-
dent Roosevelt is contem
plating^a vis to the Phil
ippines after the adjournment of con
gress, according to a story afloat here
The president is credited with having
told an army officer that he will go to
the far east next year, but the story
canhot be'confirmed.
Mr. Roosevelt is desirous..oi learn
ing something about the possessions
of -the United States in the far ^ast
and he has expressed the desire to be
there whsta/the national assembly ^neets
next June. When, this body me'ets it
will be -tfr&'&rst reaL/sfcep^an 'tfcjf direc
tion of s^Jf-government by tMe Phil
*^SecjCffcary Taftwill lj-pr^sent at this
time^nd Mr3 Roosevelt may accompany
his secretary of-war.
majcaSiti3ea" andi Eleven Seameji Perishe When fcark
if, W.9S Dashed Ashore.
Richibucto, N. B., Nov. 10 -Th
wrecked bark^ Adeqna, was boarded to
day for the first time since she went
ashore off this port last week, and not
^single seaman was found on the ves
sel. Only the ship's cat survived.
It was. known previously that at least
five of the eleven men had perished in
an attempt to reach" shore in a boat,
but the fate of the remaining members
of the crew w?s not definitely known
until today,.when ^Lt became evident
that all had been drowned.
New York 'Herald Special Cable Service.
rifht, 1906, hy the New York Herald.
Alexandria, Nov. 10.The first ship
ment of 30,000 kilograms of Jordan
water has left Jerusalem by way of
Jaffa for, New York. Colonel Nadaud
who has personally superintended the
'operations at the'river- for the last
month return's immediately to America.
The consignment comprises fifty bar
rels of water sealed in the presence of
the American consul and the patriarch,
of Jerusalem.
By O'Loughiln.
Chicago, Nov. 10.Minnesota de
feated Chicago- by a score of 4 to iJ.
Coach Stagg would be saying
'''"C-c-curses" on the mud, if he. did pot
weather -conditions with the field
swampy.from a persistent downfall,of
chilling rain.
It was an evil day for the game, but
20,000 people braved it to witness the
combat. The east and west stands
&<&&*> A**
They Celebrate the Capture of Western
Championship by the Gophers
Game Played in the Mud.1
c, 1
Minnesota, 4 Chicago, 2.
Ve ban going to dat vootballa game and ve ban sing a song
Sing it vid de big idea, to help our boys along
Sing it ven de rush line's yumplng, yumplhg goot and strong
Ven ve ban butting troo Chicago.
Hooray, hooray, ve kai hold yubllee
Hooray, hooray, ve mak dem climb a tree
So ve sing dat gorus ven ve brak dem neck and knee',
Ven ve ban butting troo Chicago.
Vt haf got line of Oles sax foots tail and velgh a ton,
Ven dey biff againad Chicago dey vlll poot Stagg on de run
Dey skal cross dat line vid speechless, and yo'll har de shout of fun,
Ven ve ban butting troo Chicago. 7
Hooray, hooray, ve soak dem In de yaw if
Hooray, hooray, de best yo never saw '*'$&
Ve vlll smash vid yoy Stagg's yokers like dey ban some mens of
straw, -t-
"..Ven ve ban butting troo Chicago. Chicago Journal. '\|j
For detailed account of game with diagrams anj comment
see pink sport supplement
From .A Staff Correspondent. 1C
Nov. 10.Mumesota is gohg^ back home with Chicago's scalp
and th western football championship dangling-from her belt* She ap,
proves of football, 4e*iEtaUaed, purified and polite. Chicago agrees.
The lid ia off in the .city tonight. Since a .certain October night in 1871
following a neat bit of kicking by a worthy woman's eow, Chicago has not
known a more vociferous or more excited crowd. Just one kick is back of thif
excitement, too.
It is Minnesota night in the loop district. Minnesota players sought tteii 3
beds early, but the fans axe painting, The- mannnr-fcy ffcseK is at a discount,
but the maroon and old-gold in combination *re ace high. Trir iswmim are 4
clinking new.raoney or stuffing away big rolls of long green every time the*
break a bill in the restaurants. There is hysterical, joy in the hotel lobbies
where Mumeaotans predominate and can say-and'do as they,please. OJL the
street* and on tfe elevated-trains, bunches of' north star rooters let everybody
know^ that they came down- to back thV winning team. Trains pulling ant "in
gig early everangr^ad, a y^ffiJL footbatt^fa^ in every window The stationa
were crowded with ^gophers.
At the theaters, actors* aid audiences, alike had- abundant opportunity to,
learn that Minnesota had won 1^na i victory. Frequent'noises that strangely
resemWed ^Ski-l|iM'hr-,J,
enianaterf from numeVous' bunches of'4^fr|iL city boost-
ers in the' enlr' acts and in some of t^e houses* the ye.ll ^wjaa intferpolated in
the lines of the play. At .the Garrick theater De Wolf Hopper-got a round of
Minnesota yells and responded with "Casey at the Bat.-"'
Residents here who are naturally .biased in favor of the -Rockefeller team,
are taking some consolation in the thought that' the act^Q^s of Minnesotans
indicate tjhat they were feeling snaky before' the game.' ^'fX'
But "ehnyhow" Minnesota..won, ""rt" r*'.j-*,il
ThefeJs'jby in'Chicago7but ii^t not Chicago joy.- ""V".V
Despite the Chilly Drizzle, However, 20,000 Fans Cheered the
Struggling Swamp Rooters On the-Gridiron. -r
'V**?*'' vTl*-
^were black with crowds, -which stood]
with umbrellas' raised and collars up*
turned to gloat over the spectacle of
twenty-two athletes who were wading
in the mud. Minnesota wore maroon
belong to the Y. M: C. A., for the out-' jerseys as well as Chicago, and this
"cotae of the -contest adequately' repre
serits the ability of the two teams to
football'? under harassing
fact combined with the stains of the
watery war, made! it difficult to tell
one-team, from another. X*~)
Neither side crossed the other's goal*
line for a fair touchdown. Minnesota
scored in the first half with a place
kick, and in the second, Chicago nradef
a safety on the gopher players, similajr
to that which won the championship
struggle with Michigan last Thanksgivt
ing day.
Fought Every Inch. $
From start .to finish it was a hard
fought, interesting conflict. Neither,
side could gain consistently with*
straight football and the punts were'
multitudinous. Every once in a while
some one would fight off'the tacklers
and tear off a decently'long run.
Thus the ball move'd up and down
the field, opportunities for a score 'by,
one* side or'the other, being frequent,"
but coming, to realizataion only twice.'
Chicago's backs were unable to get up,
full speed and with the slippery foot-!'
ing, the maroon forwards could not
hold back,the on-rushing of Minnesota.
^Eckie" rarely caught a-punt with-t
but'finding himself surrounded* by"thOr
foe/ He broke away for runs of, thirty'
and forty yards a few times, but never"
when the gain was valuable. Steffens,
could not navigate at all and floundered^
about like a hog on ice, a shoutings
spectacle to his_ admirers. ~_ Chicago'a-*
line, in fact, did -much better work^
than the star backfield. &,
*'Schu",and Marshall Stars.
Minnesota" i|cojre*d" by a, place kick,'-
when ^th'e first' half was jabout two-^.
thirds -finished after' -dreary battling^/
15ack hd forth over the soggy gridiron. *X*
Honors were eV^n up to* this time, whea-'P
the. f^1Sii-U-lfali .put oh "full speetf^
and dTew near enough $q,the,posts to^
sting the'maroon effectively.
Sehukneeht"wa tea -able collaborator i
with Marshall in this piece of- business.
He took .the ball from scrimmage on
Minnesota's thirty:five-yard. line .and z$
tore around Chicago's light end like a
^runaway traction engine. He shook -vi
himaelf-fcee everyoe of the ma- 2n

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