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Northwest Congressmen Are in
Line with J. J. Hill, He
Minnesotan Declares It the Duty
of Colleagues to Press
Journal Special Serrice.
Chicago, Nov. 13."Canadian recip
rocity is to be the battlecry with
members of congress from the north
western country during the coming
short session of congress. If President
Roosevelt calls the sixtieth congress
into extraordinary session on March .4
next, then the flgnt for the issue which
James J. Hill made so predominant be
fore the Merchants' club Saturday
night, will be taken up with renewed
This was the word which Representa
tive J. Adam Bede, the famous con
Sressman from the eighth Minnesota
istrict, brought to Chicago last night.
Bede was fresh from the polls,, where
he won a decisive victory, after having
championed Rooseveltian policies in
general, and Canadian reciprocity in
particular, and he felt that the indorse
ment which his constituents had given
to him warranted the statement which
he made.
Duty of Congressmen.
Mr. Hill undoubtedly has sounded
the keynote of the situation, so far as
we in the northwest look at the mat-
This sums up Mr. Bede's view of the
roposition. "Mr. Hill, if he were to
individuals for political prefer
ment, might come to grief, but when he
asserts so reasonably and so ably the
conditions existing the great north
west, he has the backing solidly of the
entire people.
"There is but one thing to do for the
representatives whom Chicago and the
northwest have sent to Washington, and
who by the recent election have been
held to be worthy of re-election and
that is to devote their energies perfect
ly to securing what has been so .promi
nently put forward by Mr. Hill, and
which has met with so ready response
from the men worth while in Chicago.'"
Mo Reception When Erstwhile Lion En
ters Russian Capital.
St. Petersburg, Nov. 13.-The arri
val of Count Witte here yesterday cre
ated scarcely a ripple on the surface of
Russian politics. In contrast with his
reception after his return from' Ports
month, when a throng gathered at the
railroad station to greet him and the
street in front of Ms house was blocked
the "following day by the carriages of
high personages coming to pay their re
spects to the man of the hour, the
count was met at the depot by only
Baron Aide and a few reporters and had
'a very few callers this morning.
Count Witte denied himself to* re
porters and declined to make a state
ment regarding his reported intention
of resigning his seat in the council of
the empire and being a candidate for
election to parliament. The constitu
tional democrats are eager to receive
him in their ranks in case he decides to
be a candidate.
Rich Texas Woman, Insane, Throws
Away $50,000 Worth of Jewels.
Journal Special Senrlce.
Galveston, Texas, Nov. 18.Fifty
thousands dollars worth of diamonds
have been scattered about Galveston
and Houston and May Alvido, wife of
Myron Alvido, who tiad lived at both
places, is in jail hopelessly insane. She
adopted a method of getting rid of her
wealth more rapidly than Andrew Car
negie, for to remote friends and even
to strangers, she gave away diamonds,
and some of the precious gems she
recklessly cast upon
Whio Champions the Cause of Canadian
Dumont Triumphs in Effort- to
Navigate in Air Against
Journal Special Servioe.
Paris, Nov. 13.Santos-Dumont, after
several trials with his aeroplane yester
day, made his best performance. He
sailed 235 yards against the wind in
211-5 seconds.
A vast crowd formed into two long
lanes down the center of the field
where the exhibition took place. There
was a general hush as the jnotor began
to turn, and then a shout of satisfaction
as the flying machine bounded on* like
a flash and within twenty yards was
tearing thru the air at the rate of
nearly twenty-five miles an hour, down
the long lane of people.
Santos-Dumont steered his wonderful
ship, perfectly balanced and steady as
a veritable bird, all along the line. A
roar of triumph broke out and in the
Houston and Galveston.v
bles for their possession ensued.
May made a fortune in various en
tertaining enterprises, and this was her
chosen fashion of giving back a portion
pf her gains, let those who could get
Another German Nobleman Rejects
Title to Wed Girl of Choice.
Journal Special Serrice.
Berlin, Nov. 13.The kaiser is vast
ly annoyed over another royal romance,
somewhat like that of Prince Albrecht
and the actress, Marie Sulzer.
Prince Eberwyn of Bentheimsteinfurt
has preferred to follow Cupid's dictates
and is engaged to Fraulein Fanny Koch,
the daughter of a provincial' mayor,
who is also a shopkeeper. The prince
belongs to a noble house and sacrifices
his royal rank and privileges by his
marriage. The queen mother of Hol
land and the Duchess of Albany are
his aunts.
San Francisco, Nov. 13.The prune
growers of California will receive for
their crop of 1906, $2,550,000 more than
that secured from the crop of 1905. The'
total estimated amount due to growers
for this crop is $4,089,000.
London. NOT. 18.The house of commons,
after sitting aU night discussing the "land
tenure" bill, the object of which is to amelior
ate the conditions of the tenant farmers in
England and Scotland, adjourned at 9:40 this
morning, thus ending the nrat prolonged sittlne
of the new parliament.
eneral excitement those people grouped
along the line closed in on the
advancing aeronaut's path.
People Cause Dismay.
Santos-Dumont saw that there was
only one thing to do. He raised the
head of bis machine and soared npward
until he was above the people, still
traveling and rising all the time. Then
the women beneath aim took fright and
commenced to scatter, and rush hither
and thither. One or two women fell
down and. confusion was general.
All this tended to unnerve Santos-Du
mont, who hardly knew where to take
bis-i-jroute. He endeavored toturn
sharply to the right- in-order to win"^fo
some clear space, but the movement
was too brisk and, fearing a heavy fall
or a complete turnover, he cut the gas
bag and descended. In touching the
ground one of the wings of his machine
was slightly damaged and the wheel
bent. He had covered exactly 210 me
ters (235 yards).
Young Mexican Croesus, Once a Peon,
Announces Big Charity
Journal Special 8ervice.
Galveston, Texas, Nov. *13.Pedro
Alvaredo, the owner of Palmillo mine
at Parral, Chihuahua, Mexico, whose
wealth is estimated at more than $150,-
000,000, announces that he will dis
tribute $10,000,000 or more to the poor
of Mexico within thirty days.
This young man, who, six years ago,
was a poor miner, some time ago of
ferd to pay the government debt of
Mexico and the offer was declined.
He says that he obtained his vast
wealth from the earth, which is a part
of Mexico, and he proposes that his
poor countrymen shall share his good
His plan is not to give cash, but to
provide homes and lands for the poor
and equip them so they can earn a liv
ing at trades or on plantations.
Indictments May Follow Investigation
of Land Locations.
San Francisco, Nov. 13.It has be
come known in federal circles that re
cent locations of land by agents of
the Standard Oil company have been
made the subject of investigation by
federa} officers. As a result it is as
serted indictments will follow.
The inquiry i being made thru the
offices of United States Attorney Dev
lin of San Francisco. Federal agents
have been at work for several weeks
on the case. The evidence gathered
by these agents will be placed in the
hands of Devlin, who will in turn for
ward it to "Washington to the attorney
Bear Admiral to Become Chief of Bu
reau of Navigation.
Washington, Nov. 13.Rear Admiral
Willard Bronson, will, it is understood,
soon be recalled to take what has come
to be regarded as the most important
post in the navy, namely chief of the
bureau of navigation, to succeed Rear
Admiral Converse, when the latter re
tires from that office, which it is ex
gected will occur about the time that
ecretary Bonaparte becomes attorney
Practically one fare
Young New Yorker a fcaving
Maniac as Result of High
wayman's Attack.
New York, Nov. 13.Crazed as a
result of a blow on the head, dealt
with a blackjack, wielded by a holdup
man, a'young man believed to be John
Driscoir of Waterford, is a raving
maniac?Jat Bellevue hospital. His skull
was "crushed by the blow and his con
dition is believed to-be critical. The
victim is about 24 years old.
Driscoll was found lying on the side
walk at One Hundred and Sixteenth
street and Amsterdam avenue early to
Bef oref Departure of Last Expedi-
tion Daring Explorer An-
$ nounced Plan.
Buckspprt, Me., Nov. 18.Command-
er Robert E. Peary, the Arctic explorer
who is returning to the United States
with the record of "farthest north"
will make another attempt to reach
the north pole in 1907.
The explorer's ship, the Roosevelt,
was built in this town and it is re
called that when Commander Peary
was here he Baid that if he did not suc
ceed this year he would positively make
another attempt in 1907 provided he
did not lose his vessel.
Dispatches from Commander Peary
speak well of the ice fighting and sea
worthy qualities of the Roosevelt and
local shipping men think that with a
few repairs she should be ready to make
the trip north next season.
J. R. Zimmerman, Ohio Conspirator,
Sentenced to Two Years and Fined.
Cleveland, Ohio, Nov. 13.J. R. Zim
merman pleaded guilty to the charge of
conspiring to wreck a national bank, in
the federal court here today and was
sentenced to serve two years in the
penitentiary and to pay a fine of $10,-
000. Zimmerman was the chairman of
the board of directors of Wooster, Ohio,
National bank, which failed about two
years ago.
When the Wooster bank collapsed, Its
two principal officials, J. E. Zimmerman
and L. P. Ohliger, disappeared. They
were later caught in British Columbia.
Ohliger pleaded guilty and was sen
tenced to seven years in the Ohio peni
tentiary. Ohliger was formerly a mem
ber of congress. He was also at one
time coUector ^.internal revenue for
tflound Trip Rate to Minne
apolis, from %W* Points,
Schurmeier Comply of St. Pari
^Leases Property for
Factory Purposes, i^fff'
Extensive Tracki/ge Will Be Im
proved with ILw Buildings I
for^one^n's Use.
Speaker at the "U" Wants Post
office Department to Handle
All Transportation.
James L. Cowles of Connecticut,
secretary of the. Postal Progress
League of America, .made an earnest
plea today, in the chapel at the Uni
versity of Minnesota^ for the support
of the. .students ink his project of gov
ernment control of .transportation.
Mr. Cowles declares that the postof
fice department* of the United States
should carry Jpeop|e, as well as parcels
and letters. s.
'ZAt no dlsta,n]t date,'' said Mx.'
Ctiptes. I believe this^system will be
put.mt practice,:^h it then be
ossibl to to any .par of the
than a dol-!
lar. It is now being- used to a great
extejifc in Switzerland''
Cleveland Nov. 18 -^The seventh death,
that of IVeaericls JKergjen occurred to
day- as. ai-result of the explosion, of a
boiler in the. *hop*af. the Lake Shore
road, at j^^^ooa^'yesterday, The
badly iniured^owO BUn^er.-seven. Jit ijs
beHevedfihawa^ igawfecmv^ two of the."j
latter will survlvk,
Defective Page
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The Schurmeier Wagon company,
Ninth street and,Broadway, St. Paul,
secured *a lease tyday of. tne property
at Ninth street and Western avenue,
Minneapolis, where it will operate its
factory in'the future. The move will
be made as soon,as possible, and the
Schurmeier spring wagon will be 'a
MinneapolisjKroduct after the first of
the year. The company does special
work, as well as .manufacturing its fa
mous wagon.
The lease was secured thru the agen
cy ofW. H. floujd, Boston block. He
leased. for the companv 100 feet on
Western, avenue $&. 150 feet on Ninth
street* In-^Jme the company will prac
tically c&vej the ground with a fac
tory building.
The Schurmeier wagon company is
capitalized at $75^000. The officers are:
President, F. I. "Whitney vice presi
dent, J. W. Westphal secretary and
treasurer, G. G. Whitney.
Santa Claus HillIt seems unnecessarily high I
Venezuela's Chief Executive, Who Is
Threatened by Revolution as His Death
As End Draws Near Venezuela's
resident Is Harassed by
Williainsted, Island of Curacao, Nov.
13.The latest advices received here
from Caracas confirm previous reports
to the effect that President Castro's
illness is. approaching a climax and
that his physicians say it is impossible
for him to recover.
The Venezuelan leader, Montilla, is
agaip in .arms, has twice defeated gov
ernment- troops and Has threatened to
pillage the town of Barquisimeto. Serir
ous disturbances, it is still asserted,
are feared in case of Castro's death.
PoagnWepsltt, .N. T., Nov. 18.--Peputy Sheriff
Eugene Crlbley f' Deer Plains surprised a bar
glar at-wdrk'lh the ofIce of h. Lv Collegian late
last night. When the deputy entered the office
thetoufglarputted Ms Ests*tr and fired, Wiling
rftley instantly. ThV burglar disappeared wlth
1 out any plunder.
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is, 1 6 and 17,Returnin 19th.^%S i ^^^^^i^ Ask F^Ri?Ac6Ats for Particulars
Earlier proceeding of A.
page 7.
Followed Gompers' Lead.
Much of the matter taken up in the
report of the executive council had al
ready been covered at length in the
president's report, read yesterday after
noon, but some of the questions taken
up then were discussed at greater
The exchange of union cards with
British and European nations was the
subject of a long report which showed
a willingness on the part of the foreign
unions to enter into an agreement, tho
the majority of them propose modifica
tions of the terms offered by the Amer
ican Federation of Labor.
Following this, the report took up the
long-standing ^diputes between rival
unions in similar trades which are the
cause of much trouble at every sitting
of the federation. In all cases the com
mittee reported that its efforts to
feet an amalgamation have not been
crowned with much.success. The unions
now engaged in disputes over matters
of jurisdiction are the carpenters and
woodworkers, the coast seamen and the
longshoremen, the teamsters and the
brewery drivers, the garment workers
and the shirtwaist and laundry work
ers, the plumbers and the steam fitters,
the lake pilots and the seamen, and the
pulp mill men and the papermakers.
Protect Fair Employers.
In this connection the report took up
the case of a shop unionized under one
Carlisle vs. l. oi w.^a^j* ooitwii me
Organized Labor. Thru Executive Council,
Declares Its Attitude in Entering^
Political Campaigns.
John Mitchell is not likely to succeed Samuel Gompers this year as
president of the American Federation of Labor. At least this is the
assertion of leaders |n the federation, who base their statement on a story
to the effect that John Ryan, secretary of the Illinois Mine Workers and
a close friend of Mr. Mitchell, has it direct from the miners' chief that
he will not be a candidate.
Further than this, it is freely asserted that no one else will be chosen,
but that President Gompers will succeed himself. AdmlreiB of Mr.
Mitchell go so far as to assert that he is the only man any considerable
section of the delegate body would recognize as strong enough to take
Gompers'place at the helm. F. of Li. on
Organized labor is in politics for its
own ends only, and will not permit
itself to be turned into a political par
ty or to be made the tool of any of
the existing parties. This was the dec
laration, made emphatic in the report
of the executive council of the Ameri
can Federation of Iiabor, read today by
Vice President James Duncan before
the twenty-sixth annual convention in
Normanna hall.
The efforts of the federation at the
last congressional election to secure the
defeat of certain candidates marked as
the enemies of organized labor was
touched on lightly in. this report and
no comment was made on the outcome
of the effort. On the financial end of
the campaign a statement was made
which controverted the rumor that
President Gompers and his aids had
$2,000,000 to devote to the campaign
for the defeat of Speaker Cannon, Con
gressman Littlefield of Maine and
Only $8,000 War Fund,
According to the report, the total
receipts from' the voluntary subscrip
tions- of the affiliated -unions was
$8,056.89. No money was accepted
from any candidate for office. Of this
sum, $7,834.11 was expended for cam
paign purposes and $222.78 remains in
the treasury. A detailed statement of
the,sources- from which this money was
secured and the Ways in which it was
expended.is in.preparation and will be
distributed to all contributors. Other
persons interested will be mailed a copy
on the receipt of 25 cents.
The brevity of the report on the late
political activity of the federation was
more than compensated by its full de
finition .^:thfi.political attitude of the
b?dy,( a Beginning with 1894, the report
outlines the successive dedarations/of
the federation "on political questiwas
and: shows, that the final, entry of W
organization into active, work was but
the logical outcome of many years' de
Labor in Politics.
Some of the points emphasized were
that the federation has always declared
against mixing in partizan politics
that organized labor is in politics only
to use its powers to secure the rights of
laborj that it stands for an,independent
political. movement of working men
that it seems to elect men from fts own
ranks, who would work' in congress for
the fights of labor that it would work
for an impartial judiciary and the aboli
tion of government by injunction.''
Further than this, the report states
that "it is not within the power of this
organization to dictate to any of its
members as to which party he shall be-
long," and adds: "The labor move
ment has not kept out of politics but we
must avoid making our movement a po
litical party."
The political policy of the federation,
as outlined in the report, is to draft
such bills as shall secure new privileges'
to labor or increase those it already en
joys, and to secure their enactment. To
accomplish this, it will strive to secure
the nomination of men pledged to their
enactment and will support them in
candidacies. Further than this, it will
make the final results on these
bills public, that labor union men may
know who are their friends.
'IU i i i
should not be placed in the position of
innocent sufferers from our internal, dis
sensions." 'f:-allyin*"*1-itg-
:gj II-
of two rival organizations and declared
"unfair" by the other. Commenting
on this the report says: "When a dis
pute reaches a stage where it harms an
employer who
isFair-mindetlabor,fairhaosttieemployerbonduniodispose labor,00 andJ especially
Uc 7
Pact with Farmers. Ji0
kindred organizations,
Farmers' Educational alliance
the Federation has made an agreement
whereby it promises to patronize the
larm products of the members of the
alliance, who in turn, will look for the
union label on all goods.
Progress was reported on bills pen*
ing to secure a government investiga
tion of conditions, both social and
economic, in connection with the em*
ployment of women and child workers.
Apprenticeship, and the standing of
the graduates of trade, manual train
ing and technical schools, are other
subjects recommended for investigar
New Officers Named.
recommended that Bey,
Charles Stelzle, superintendent of the
department of church and labor of the
board of home missions of the Presby
terian church in the United States, be
seated as a fraternal delegate, with aft
floor privileges but no vote. This it,
5l frae .that a' clergyman, or an
official religious representative, hair
been admitted to the Federation.
The report on the proposed union
label for all goods made by unioni
affiliated with the Federation was unr
The reading of this report took un
the major part of thenlorning sessioiu
At its conclusion President Gompers
announced that he would refer its sev
eral recommendations to the appropri
ate committees. .tv,
j,^ .May See Football Game, ^f* -'_
The morning session today
brightened by a lively discussion over
the hours of business for the conven
tion. The committee on rules and order
of business recommended a half holi
day on Saturday, the time of sessions
for other days to be 9 a.m. to 12 m.,
and 2 to 5:30 p.m. At once there was
a storm of protest. One faction wished
to stick to business the entire six days
and another stood for the half holiday
while still another favored no business
on Saturday. A mass of amendments?
points of order and other motions was
recorded and the affair promised to con
tinue thru the entire session. The re
port of the committee was finally
adopted after a poll of the house, an
unless business presses, the delegates
will be at leisure to witness the Minne
sota-Carlisle football game if they
Bepresentatives of local unions who
are allowed the privilege of the floor
are taking advantage of the opportun
ity .to give delegates pointers on
"union shops," union shaves, shines,
smokes, drinks: meals, etc.
The convention has settled, down to
business. A postoffice has been estab- 4
lished in the hall.
Many of the delegates are Elks and
today the St. Paul lodge of Elks pre
sented an invitation tb the visiting
brothers and the ladies for a special
ladies' evening on Thursday, and at all
other times.
At the opening session today Presi
dent Gompers appointed E. J. 0*Briea
assistant secretary, S. J. Spencer, ser-,
geant-at-arms, and E. J. Dahl messen- 1
J. N. Bell and A. Gee, the British
fraternal delegates to the convention.""
were formally introduced by President
Gompers. ,t
The report of the auditing committee
on the report of the treasurer as sub
mirted yesterday was read and adopted,
President Gompers has established a
fixed time for the presentation of reso
lutions to be brought before the con
vention. The last fifteen minutes of
every session will be^ reserved for this
purpose. The close of the morning
session today was the first opportunity
and there was a rush of delegates from
every part of the hall to file the first
resolution. Fully twenty were received.
The resolutions were not read and will
not be made public until they have been
thro the hands of the resolutions com- I
mittee. Such as are deemed proper
will be referred back to the conven
tion for final action and it is expected
that the report of this committee will
be the signal for the hottest discussion ll
of the convention.
This afternoon the convention re-as
sembled at 2 o'clock and resolved-it- vj
self into committees for the discussion

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