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THE JOURNAL
VOLUME XXIXNO. 8.
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Mighty White.
A we understand it, Mr. Hill has
made a present of $150,000,0P0 to the
stockholders of tjie Great Northern
railroad, less the proportion represented
by his own share in the holdings of
Great Northern stock. The sums to be
received from the sale or lease of ore
lands to the steel trust are to be dis
tributed gratis among Great Northern
stockholders in proportion to their
holdings of Great Northern stock.
This is certainly a remarkable in
stance of fair dealing and generosity.
I does not appear to ha ve been obliga
tory upon Mr. Hill to distribute the
profits of a fortunate private invest
ment among those associated with him
in the ownership of the Great Northern
railroad. The purchase of these lands
appears to have been a personal mat
ter, a private venture of his own, made
doubtless the interest of the Great
Northern railroad, whose interests are
identical with Mr. Hill's interests, but
financed by him personally and in such
a way that the stockholders of the
Great Northern have no legal claim to
the purchase. After a series of years,
when the property has beeome im
mensely valuable, Mr. Hill elects to
regard it as company property and, in
stead of pocketing all of the enormous
profits himself, distributes them equit
ably, among his associates in the Great
Northern company.
This is certainly a fine thing for
Great Northern shareholders and calcu
lated to strengthen greatly
theire
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Jory
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a
property. A the same time, it is a
fine thing for the public it is an exhi
bition of fairness and generosity and
good will toward business associates
which is so in contrast with many of
the performance in the circles of high
finance that it will attract wide atten
tion and, it may be hoped, exercise a
wholesome influence upon other men
who have opportunities to do similar
handsome things.
How'd you like to be a railroad com
missioner?
Mr. Manahan's Scene.
Unfortunately the state ^railroad
commission has not the full powers of
a court, so it cannot compel persons
who appear before it to keep within
bounds of decency. The explosion of
James Manahan yesterday was the
sort of exhibition that ought never to
be permitted in the halls of the new
capitol. Mr. Manahan is not a Burke
or an O'Connell, tho he evidently
aspires to be, and his attempt to burn
up the commission with oratorical fire
resulted in a coarse, impudent assault
on the dignity and integrity of men
who had too much sense to descend to
his plane and "mix things." I as
a piece of yellow attorneyism, with less
excuse than yellow journalism.
The commission up till yesterday had
given Mr. Manahan all the rope he
wanted. Oil! and on he had examined
witnesses for three or four months, and
he had shown a disposition to roam all
over the prairie. either could not
or would not secure from the witnesses
anything that'was really material. The
purpose of the hearings has been to
determine whether rates are excessive.
Mr. Manahan has spent his time and
that of the commission, which belongs
to the people of the state, in trying to
find out whether some shippers are get
ting special favors, and whether the
railroads have been contributing any
money for political purposes. Even in
this field he accomplished very little,
and it as evident that so long as he
was allowed full sway there would be
^no end to the inquiry, and no results
nt worth while. So the commission de
cided to sidetrack Mr. Manahan and
g# pufc the attorney general in charge, for
*&k the purpose of asking the questions
they wanted answered, and terminat-
^3ag the proceedings. This gave Mr.
jManah an his chance to roar. had
^^^from the fiti&rt accused the commission
'4w 1*t subservience to railroad influence,
?j *~*n yesterday he summed up all his
i ^grievanc es in one tirads.
I^| I teems that there ought to be some
grille S to procedure before the commis-
J!| y&ion.' TJie attorney general is its le
J|gal adviser, but he is not compelled
to conduct its inquiries. The eommis-
:ia
r
Tuesday' Evening/
ties a full hearing of their evidence
for and against proposed action. ,It is
supposed to give any shipper the right
to be represented by an attorney, and
heretofore tfcat right has not been
abused. I is evident^ tho, that there
must be some limit. Otherwise the
commission may be hampered and over
ridden by an army of attorneys, each
with a brief for a client and an itch
for notoriety. The commission appar
ently has the right to put on the lid,
and it has done so but there is no legal
definition of the rights of attorneys be
fore the commission. Neither can the
commission protect itself from insult
after the manner of a court.
Mr. ^Manahaji's plea yesterday was
for a chance to ask Mr. Hill about
campaign contributions. The question
as only remotely material to the pur
pose of the. hearing, but. if Mr, Hill
had cho'sen to answer jt would have
been an interesting half hour. A a
newspaper The Journal regrets
that the question as not put by some
one. The commission seems to have
shown undue delicacy in withholding
it. However, the commission can only
be judged by results. It has recently
reduced merchandise rates, and secured
one reduction in grain rates. It is now
inquiring into grain, coal, lumber and
other commodity rates, and its action
will be awaited with interest.
It is a good bet that Piatt will go be
fore Smoot.
Tillman and the Chicago Negroes.
There is something impressive in the
offer of the negroes of Chicago to ay
the beneficiary hospital $5,000 to se
cure the cancellataion of Senator Till
man's engagement to speak tonight on
a race problem topic. The offer as
made by enlightened leaders of the
race, who fear the effect on their more
ignorant congeners of the sort of ap
peal to passion that Senator Tillman
usually makes. One of the objectors
characterized Tillman as "the arch
bishop of opposition to the advance
ment of our race, the man who would
strip the colored man of all intellectual
qualities and make him out a brute."
This is a true indictment. Tillman's
negrophobia is his principal stock in
trade. relies upon it to keep him
in the senate and give him political
leadership in South Carolina.
I is a question, however, whether
the colored people of Chicago would
not have done better to ignore the visit
of Tillman. The^ bad taste displayed
in securing such a lecture for the bene
fit of the Chicago Union hospital, is be
yond question, but the controversy
that has arisen over it dignifies the
matter far beyond its deserts. The
affair simply gives the colored people
an opportunity for the exhibition of a
poise and self-control that their ene
mies are wont to deny them the posses
sion of.
There is one honest man in Minnesota.
Mr. Manahan admits it.
A Permanent Tariff Commission.
Signs multiply that the revision of
the tariff is not far off. Congressman
Tawney of Minnesota who, as chairman
of the appropriations committee, is one
of the republican leaders On the floor,
says that only the word of command
from the president is necessary" to set
things in motion. The most interesting
to make when he introduces
Proposal is that Senator Cullom has
a bill providing for the organization
of a permanent tariff commission. The
purpose of this bil| would bq to take
the tariff question entirely out of poli
tics and put it'on a non-partizan, com
mercial basis.
The people of the United States have
declared many times and with great
emphasis for the protective policy. N
more plebiscites are needed on this
main question of policy. ut the de
tails of the tariff schedules, depending
on varying conditions and complex cir
cumstances, might very well be left to
a non-partizan commission of experts.
Congress might adopt certain mini
mums and maximums as a guide and
leave the adjustment of particular cases
to such a commission. Everyone con
cedes the commercial necessity of stable
conditions in tariff matters. The ne
cessity for some method of changing in
dividual schedules to fit new commer
cial conditions is almost as great. This
method would be furnished by a per
manent commission with the least possi
ble disturbance to business.
Dr. Crapsey might have escaped if he
had not written a book.
What the Government Must Prove.
The New York Times has taken the
position which is apparently the view
point of
jfjf^i^
that it is
largely a matter of inference whether
the seventy constituent' companies of
the Standard Oil trust acting inde
pendently would have been able to
build up the business and sell the chief
product, illuminating oil, as cheaply
as the Standard has produced an$ sold
it. From this it concludes that re
straint of trade may exist technically
where no restraint of trade exists ac
tually.
In the merger case the supreme court
held that where the power to restrain
as actually present the restraint
would be presumed. It was not com
mon sense to suppose that men would
go to trouble and expense to put them
selves in a position to restrain trade
without exercising 'that power when it
became to their interest to do so. The
courts would not wait until an act of
restraint occurred any more than tho
courts would wa it until an assault had
been made before restraining the in
dividual who had been pointed out as
the person who had the power, the
disposition and the motive to commit
an assault. The courts would bind
that individual over to keep the peace,.
The government will not be called
upon to prove actual restraint Of trade
and raising of prices by the Standard
Oil'company. I can make out its case
by showing the power, the opportunity
and the reasonable motive for restraint
on the part of the trust.
The further point is raised by* the
is fa^4i*?# to #v invested par- lTim*Mb4Mb i&bfa Ufa wisdom
of dissolving thjo oil trust will noA be
removed unless it is ahp-frn that the
consumers have a* 'real grievance
against the monopoly and 'would'* b^
benefited by its overthrow
ut again, it would/be a "reasonable,
presumption, from the fact" that "the
Standard Oil company had the power to
restrain trade, that the removal of
that power by the dissolution of the
trust would be beneficial to trade,
just as the binding over of he ijuarrel
some individual before he* had made an
assault would be benefieial to the quiet
and peace of the community. The
government is not bound to go into the
altruistic possibilities of monopoly.
That is something which is out of the
sphere of law. But it is a doctrine
economically unsound. Monopoly never
is altruistic except in those corners
of the country where a spark of com
petition lingers and there altruism lastSj
only until that spark has been extin-!
guished. I other words a monopoly
is altruistic only so long as is not a
monopoly.
In the Pittsburg tiff yesterday, Secre
tary Shaw snapped his fingers in the
face of the president of the Chamber of
Commerce. This drastic and minatory
move on te secretary's part was caused
by the fact that the president of the
Chamber of Commerce bit his thumb at
the secretary.
The creditors of Count Boni have
hired a hall and are talking excitedly
and waving their arms. No attempt has
yet been made to get George Gould to
address them.
The Duluth News-Tribune does not
like the idea of a state tax commission.
Neither do any of the special interests
that are opposed to thorogoing tax re
form.
The Chicago negroes who talked of
stopping Tillman from talking by in
junction little understand Tillman's ani
mosity to government by injunction.
Theoretically Johndee has dropped
$136,000,000 in the shrinkage of Standard
Oil values, but he has not kicked since
the dividend has not been cut.
Looks as if Adam Bede would be
obliged to get out some morning and
scoop some of the mud out pf the en
trance to Duluth harbor.
"What is the highest explosive? It
must be English, I think," said the man
who had been fined $10 and costs for
cussing on the street.
Upton Sinclair's colony has already run
head on into a race issue and an anti
vegetarian fuss*. Nothing seenjs *0 full
of ^trouble as Utopias. i -y
Senator Piatt denies that he denied
that he would resign. It would be sim
pler to admit that he will resignand
then do it.
President Smith's theory and practice
in race suicide go far beyond the ideas
advocated by our beloved president.
Dr. Crapsey was simply dropped. An
attempt to treat heresy in the old way
would call out the fire department.
Weather prophets are predicting an
open-faced winter. This is the usual
prediction before winter starts.
Armour denies that he slapped the
kaiser on the back. The kaiser is not
in the backslapping class.
Root's reference to Taft as one of the
best all-round men in the world, did not
refer exclusively to girth.
Depew came out of is hole the other
day, looked around and saw his
shadow.
The president, back from Panama, ad
mits that "a very enjoyable time was
had."
Fof his next monkey dinner Harry
^Lehr will surely pot overlook Caruso.
The man who says he is not worthy of
her, too frequently proves his point.
W
EVENING SONG
sun
As Egypt's pearl dissolved in rosy wine
And Cleopatra night drinks all. 'Tto done'
Love, lay thine hand in m,ine.
Come forth, sweet stars, and comfort
Heaven's heart
Glimmer, ye waves, round else unlight
ed sands:
O night! divorce our sun and sky apart
Never our lips, our hands.
Sidney Lanier.
ALL SHE SEES IS TrJE BANDS
Now In the sea's red vintage melts the Metropolitan dttftag the half-week be-
i
New York Herald.
A Louisville dispatch says "the to
bacco crop of 1806 is very poor," but that
will not feaze your wife when she starts
out to buy your Christmas present.
CAUGHT EITHER WAY
Kansas City Star.
Now when you grind your teeth in rage
at the food trust you are playing into the
hands of the dental trust
THIS DATE IN HISTORY
$
NOV. 27
born.
1635Mme. de Malntenon
Died April 15, 1719.
1938 Adelphl rthe*%prf London,
opened.
1861General McClellan directed
the observance of the Sabbath In all
the camps of the United States
army.
189Alexander Dumas, fHs, died
In Paris.
1898-The battleship Wisconsin
launched at San Francisco.
pf Minnesota died, age 62.
1901Many persons killed In wreck
on Wabash railroad/
1904Japanese made o*|fer*i at
tack on Russian forts at port Ar
thur,
THE MINNEAPOLIS JOURNAL
*.*#^w NT&
Lyceum--"T&*F Dtefttor." ig| f)
Not excruciating^ funny when* pre
i JfenteJ by W^U j&llier and a weft-sea
aoned, company, ^^iciatpr,'' byJRicHr
put on by the Frawleys at the Lyceum
last night. "The Dictator" is aft exr
travaganza, and'its absurdities have to
be pulled oH at a high rate of speed in
order to be laughable at all. Speed la
just what the Frawleys lack, they hesi
tate the fatal fraction o* second, which
fflves the auditor time
1 $o realize that
what, on its fq,oe, appears to be .humor
is a rank counterfeit. However, they may
gather speed as the week progresses.
Brooke Travers. #ie clubman fleeing to
a Central American port to escape pun
ishment fpr a crime which be {ailed to
commit, is utterly frivolous as created
by the author, and it took the frivolous
Mr. Collier to take him Into any sort of
reality. T. Daniel Frawley, who essays
this role, has shown himself at other
tiroes to a
Perhaps the "swollen fortunes" will be
reached thru the rebate court. The
New York Central has paid $108,000 for
giving the sugar trust $26,000 for receiv
ing transportation favors within a few
weeks. If the Standard Oil company ^e" to |^itSE^S
should happen to be rounded up for a
million or two annually for a while there
would be less complaint of overcapital
ization.
gqp comedian, but his
Travers is something of a disappoint
ment.
Miss Lillian Ethel Norris has the one
Striking part of the play, Senora Juanita
Arguilla, the "Star qf Panama." Her
picture of the tigerish beauty with a
Stiletto and very distinct ideas of what
she wants, is full* of spirit and humor,
and her work the most satisfactory of
the entire cast. As Lucy Sheridan, the
romantic missionary, Miss Consuelo
Bailey's chief responsibilities are to look
angry once, shocked several times and
pretty all the time. Her handling of the
George Hassei has appeared with the
Frawleys continuously since the begin
ning of their engagement here, yet he
sinks his personality so completely in
that of Duffy, the burlesque defective,
that it requires a reference to the pro
gram to identify him. Eugene Shakes
peare is good as Simpson, the valet
Henry C. Mortimer has a decidedly
minor part as Charley Hyne, wireless tel
egraph operator, but? he shows there to
good advantage. Charles Macdonald as
Colonel John T. Bowie will be good later
in the week. The chap who does Lieu
tenant Victor, U. s. N., carries himself
less like an "officer and a gentleman"
than a badly drilled hi&h school cadet.
Louis Thompson looks like a sfc^ep a
the Rev. Arthur Bqstick. This is gooa
acting.
R6bert Westerman, the stage carpen
ter, has constructed a setting for the
first act w,hich ig notably good. The
ininor roles are without exception better
developed than the majority of the leads.
When the entire company has settled
into the harness the offering will.be more
satisfactory and by the latter half of the
week the Prawleys will run the Collier
company an unpleasantly close second.
"The Dictator" is a harmless example
of Ullage caricature. It consists simply
of eliminating all but the absurdity of a
South American revolution, adding a
dash of North American politics, stirring
in a little love-making and serving hot.
The last is essential.
Uniquepolite Vaudeville.
Real dancing by La Adelia is the most
striking of the many good features on
the Unique bill this week. La Adelia
hark? back to the tradition summed up
in the hackneyed phrase, "dancing is the
poetry of motion*'* ^Instead of clumping
and shuffling in grotesque postures and
exaggerated steps, she carries herself
with a rhythmic grace and restraint
which gives her work a charm, enhanced
by her personal charms and quick
changes from one artistic costume to an
other.
The'Messenger Boys* trio put on an
act in which good singing and clever
comedy combine to keep their audience
thoroly entertained every minute they
are on the stage. Seanjiftp, Le.'Chartiers
and Rogers are atiother. singing trio.
They, also Sr^wfyt "ftn# make great
hit. Buda ,and Wayne, singing an% danc
ing acrobats, are the best pairlat the
game which has been seen at the Unique
for some time. Their comedy work is
actually funny. The Belfonts, Austral
ian gymnasts, spring nothing new, and
their work looks amateurish. .Gilbert
Sarony is a study in bones. Thfere can
be no denying that his Impersonation
a gaunt old maid is successful, but to
many persons it will be unpleasant.
The motion pictures are not particular
ly striking, and the news that Irene Lit
tle Is not singing this week will be bad
news to the regular patrons of the
Unique.
Fojfer Chat.
Jefferson de Angelis, the funniest and
foremost of operatic comedians, will
come to the Metropolltah for fpup nights
and two matinees, commencing with a
matinee performance on Thanksgiving
Day, in the S, M. Brenner and Julian
Edwards sparkling comic opera? "The
Girl and the Governor." The scenes are
laid in South America, and Mr. de An
gelis as the governor of a Spanish set
tlement In the sixteenth century, is said
to have"a most congenial role. The or
ganization comprises eighty people, with
an uncommonly fresh-voiced and pretty
chorus. Among the supporting princi
pals are E,d}th Bradford, Estelle Went
worth, Lillian Rhoades, Richie Ling, An
drew Bogart, J. C. Miron, Rowland Car
ter, Arthur Barry and Russell Lennon.
The scenic equipment Is elaborate, ahd
the picturesque Spanish and South
American costuming of the period are
said to lend a brilliant coloring to the
production.
The combination of Crane and, Jeff
reys In the revival Qf Goldsmith's classic
comedy, "She Stoops to Conquer," at the
mens ine, ginning next M^iday evening, should
prove one of the ^ost notable events of
tl$e present season at that house. The
supporting company includes George
Giddens and perbert Sle&th, both noted
English actors Walter Hale and Leslie
Kenyon, both well known on this side
of the Atlantic Miss Margaret Dale, late
leading woman for John Drew, and Miss
Fannie Addison Pitt, known as one of
the,, best all-around actresses on, the
American stage. 'Boxes and seats for
the engageinefjit can be secured Tb.urs
the delightful play pf south-
*,Te*as.,
western ranch life, which achieved such
notable success at the Bijou last seaspn,
Is being presented to crowded houses at
that playhouse this week. Th,e scope is
laid In one of the most picturesque and
now most prosperous parts of Texas, and
the everyday life of the people of that
section of te country is viviqiy brought
forth. The usual mjd-week mathjee will
be given tomorrow at 2.30, and there
will be a special holiday .matinee Thanks
giving Day at ft p.m.
"The Golden Butterfly" will be pro
duced as the ehfef feature of Mr. Kel
lar's interesting program* the coming
week at the Bijou, commencing Sunday
afternoon, and it is sid to be a fitting
tribute to the profession the great con
jurer has followed for so many years.
Paul Valadon, the noted English con
juper, wi)l agajn be seen in Sunnort of
Mr. Cellar,
For the second time In the history qf
the blouse patrons of the Orpheum the
ater are gathering afternoon and Evening
to marvel fct" %Bj^ad-to-head balapcipg
feats f the ^%,^ator brothers and to
renew, |fcete wo^le^M tfie physical atr
frt^!^! }h$g0j1fc$9Mft A
1?o*^atfr__ cusfmmt Dfvl |fe^Be^^ j^J|$'bu|to, pf Jump
fspn^.a^aiii^^JowSat at
%!&A]W^ep
^miM^^iiUHuiiu 1 itas presented \a many week.
"'--wh$gfcwHlls
!s'
,_ of his nfck and
shoulders. The act Is more of a- com-
ment preator than ever and top 4 hlU of.
the best mpdjirn vaudeville the
^tt^n^rs^ksmmsmasssegsif,
aOALS FROM %H$ FIELD
.When Harsh^ll the American ham
PW* Jaess: .player, frisfted this city^it
was annntinpArl in flin ni.i ^.:A II
i-p. "*r"-dl "IT S W
M%*stoiU was
fro
\?C N Stacy.
When Marsmiir visited
the other city \t was. trumpeted forth
that one of the St. ?aul players who
won his game from Mar-shall as F. Nj.
Stacy. How is this? Are the twin
cities So closely allied that each has
a boss chess player named F. N StacvL
or is St. Paul up to her Id trick of
Mnllv*M ...A ixi_ m**" i
laurelsC walking offr with Minneapolis'
F. N. Stacy, the deputy bani exam
iner, who is also a champion chess plac
er, *a a Minneapolis man altogether. I
is true he has office hours in the state
cepital, but his principal place of busi
ness is in Minneapolis. Here is where
he cets the eats" and1
here is where
he makes out reports about the way
we run our city government that do
not get out until after election. Stacy
plays chess out of office hours. This
is because he cannpt find anyone to
'match him in the state capitol. Frank
Day doesn't know a chessboard from a
battleship P. M. Kerst plays nothing
but Pohsh checkers with 324 squares
Windy Wiihams plays, tennis and Gov
ernor Johnson excels at solitaire. But
there is nobody to meefe.Stacy at chess.
He can do Superintendent Jordan with
one hand tied and has frequently done
up "Shorty" Thompson without deign
ing to look at the board. A for C. w".
Van Tuyl, Stacy guarantees to stop
htm in three moves or take out a life
insurance policy on the spot.
St. Paul should be ashamed to try
to sneak Stacy away from us when we
have' developed him into a good player.
It is said that a man playing steadily
twelve hours a day can' master all the
possible combinations in chess and know
all about the game in six thousand
years. This is the ambition of every
chess player. Very few have yet
achieved their ambition. If Stacy
should get there the Pioneer Press
would be likely to come out with a
claim that he as bprn in, St. Paul.
James J. Hill's oration tp the attor
ney general seems to have beon much
emoyed by the "railroad e'ommission.
It appears that the graat issue in
the election of county commissioners
was who should be keeper of the
morgue. Why not leave it to the de
feated candidates!
One evidence that election is safely
over is the fact that the public exam
iner's report regarding city hall meth
ods has come to light and "been con
sidered." I does not show internal
evidence of having merited suppres
sion. Its recommendations are business
like and will certainly be oUowed by
the council. The excitement over the
holding of this report as not because
of anything it contained unless the
council as fearful of telling in public
that double salaries were paid some em
ployees. None of these were exorbitant
salaries, however, and there is no evi
dence of graft in the payments.
James Gray.
TARIFF ENVOYS DINE
German Foreign Secretary Entertains
American Commission.
Berlin, Nov. 27.Herr von Tsehirsky,
secretary for foreign affairs, gave a din'
ner last night in honorof the American
tariff commission. Ambassador Tower,
Baron von Stensel, secretary of the
.imperial treasury Herr von Muehlbere,
the undersecretary of the foreign of
fice: the German delegates to the tariff
conference, and other persons distin
guished political life, including pro
fessor J. W. Burgess* professor of
American history at the University of
Berlin, and dean of Columbia univer
sity, New York, were present. Herr
von Tsehirsky expressed his pleasure
at the. presence of the American repre
sentatives. Mr, Tower responded, ex-'
pressing confidence that an understand
ing between Germany and tfce United
States would be reached upon a mu
tually satisfactory basis, and proposed
thjj emperor's health. 1-
I*ran H. Mason, American consul
generalk
at Paris, who formerly held
le same position in Berlin and who
has arrived here to assist in the tariff
commission's deliberations, was today
Ey
resented to the foreign office officials
Ambassador Tower.
Thanksgiving shoppers will do well
to look over the ''Bargain Counter
Columns" on the Want Page today.
Danger of Too Much Legislation.
Xo thfe Editor of The Journal.
Begardless of the fact that the fool
ish jumble our statutory law un
doubtedly tends to increase litigation,
I want to encourage yoheartily to continue
your efforts1 to prevent aggravating the
e"^.,
t**
8 state. I agree
with Sunday's editorial in The
Journal-
Eestrict the Output."
Probably lawyers appreciate more
than anyone else what was said by
Plautus: "You little know what a
ticklish thing }t is to go to law."
This continued changing the stat
utes necessarily creates uncertainty,
and uncertainty as to what the law is
naturally breeds litigation and in
creases that ticklish feeling.
Tacitus said: "When" the state is
most corrupt then the laws are most
multiplied.''
Perhaps yon can persuade some of
the members pf the legislature who
hope to make a record by securing the
passage of new laws, that a more en
viable record can be made by prevent
ing the jumbling 0 our laws,
C. B. A,
Lithographing fJompany Expands.
The Cootey LithograpningA Print
ing Company, for many years well
known in Minneapolis business circles,
have extended tehir lines to in
clude .stationery office supplies and
loose-leaf devices. With the increase
of departments the firm also takes a
new name, viz.: the Cootey-BIodgett
Company, introducing Harvey A. Blod
gett a thoro office specialty and ad
vertising man, with year* of experi
ence in business-building methods.
The company now occupy one-half of
-t-~ stationery
salesroom is one of the prettiest in
town, equipped with everything new
and modern ip office stationery,' blank
books and business implements. Both
Mr. Cootey and Mr. Blpdgett are well
known throughout the northwest and
the company expect to do an extensive
business throughout the country as well
as in the city.
Cafe Parlor Gars
Between twin cities and Boohester.
The Cfctcago Great Western Bailway
will run one of their comfortable and
popular parlor cars with dining room1
on the train leaving Minneapqljg a
4:3p p.m- St. Paul at 5:10 p.m., and.
arriving Eocnester 9:$Q p.m. Tftippeif
seryeda ja carte. Lounges are pro*
tidedI for FnYalifs, A sk C. ?%&{:
city ticket agent, corner Nicollet ave*
IMataigiTiM Day B*ciffotof
On Nov. 28th Ahd'29th the North
western Line will sell Excursion
Tickets between .all' stations within a
radius of 300 .miles, at one and one*
third fare ft the round trip. Tidceta'
gpp4 |o,r return until Bee. 34, 1906.
*'Tb)alESgiving DW' Rates
By W. W. Jermane, Colorado Building,
Washington, D. C.
Washington, C^Jfov. 27.*When
the sixtieth congress convenes, a
year from next month, there will be
a lively scramble at the pie counter
for the choice cuts of house patronage
thrown on the market by the defeat
of several prominent members of that
fteant-at-arm8d,
The proposed candidacy for the sen
ate of the United, Spates of Governor
Warner of Michigan will, if persisted
in, stir up, quite a good deal of talk in
that state. The Michigan constitution
provides that the governor, among oth
er state officers, shall not hold any
other office during the term for which
he is elected, and so the Warner candi
dacy for the senate would run bang up
against this constitutional prohibition.
At the same time, the senate, under
the federal constitution, is the sole
judge of the qualifications of its mem
bers, and would without any doubt seat
Governor Warner were be to come to
Washington bearing proper credentials.
New Jersey, with a constitutional pro
vision similar to that of Michigan, is
about to get into the same kind of a
tangle. Thru the desire to defeat the
re-election of Senator Dryden, Governor
Stokes has been brought to the front
as a possible compromise candidate
against Dryden. N TMEoney in It Now.
Further questioning brought the in
formation from Mr. MacFadden that he
figured the profits of thfe house in that
period at prevailing prices at a little
more than $83,000. Also that in the
house he found 10,000 pounds of dust
^ieA
^e
8
SCRAMBLE AT THE PIE COUNTER
Choi ice Cuts of House Patronage Thrown on the Market
by {he Pefeat of Prominent Republicans/
body for re-election this month. Bepre- ejected, will be seated. It is evident
sentatives Babcock of Wisconsin. Gros
venor of Ohio, McCleary of Minnesota
and Wadsworth of New York, all de
feated or otherwise retired, control
quite a bunch of fat house positions.
I is believe that Henry Casson, ser
one of Babcock's pro
eges, will not be disturbed, as he is
unusually popular and has made a
very efficient officer. But the smaller
fry will ail walk the plank, or that
part of them controlled by the gentle
men named.
With the coming of Governor Beck
am of Kentucky to the senate, the
letter will be represented in that
body'by a quartet of reasonably young
and active menBeveridge, Burkett
and Brandagee being the other three.
Beveridge, at 44, is probably the oldest
of the four, and Beckham will be the
youngest.
Only One Precedent.
In air- the history of the country
there has been but one case-before the
senate involving the- question that
threatens to raise itself in Michigan
and New Jersey. Eighteen years ago
Justice Faulkner of the West Virginia
supreme court was elected to the United
States senate in the face of a provision
in the state constitution declaring that
supreme court judges should hold no
other office during the term for which
they were elected. The case was laid
before the senate committee on privi
leges and elections, thru a desire to
Prevent Faulkner from being seated,
he committee, and the senate after it,
BANKERS' REPORT
GIVEN HARD JOLT
Duluth Scores Rather Heavily on
North Dakotans in Grain
Grade War.
Special to The Journal.
Duluth, Nov. 27.A dispatch from
Fargo a,few days ago giving the re
port of the North Dakota Bankers'
association, against the Duluth Board
of Trade would have excited more in
terest here if Secretary W. D. Macr
Fadden of the bankers' association had
not been on the stand before the inter
state commerce commission and been
pcross-examined on the report. This re
port gave the receipts and shipments
of one of the elevators at Duluth for
a period of inrfe. inonths. In sub
stance it sHowtefi .shipments of 3Q0 per
cent more No. 1 and No. 2 northern
than was received, larger shipments of
No. 3 than receipts, and no shipments
of No. 4 and no grade, tho upwards
of 500,000 bushels as received.
When Mr. MacFadden read this re
port to the commission it gave the im-
fresBion that the figures had been taken
rom one of the terminal elevators.
When asked what elevator it came from
he replied, "Elevator T." Now this
is not a terminal elevator at all, but
what is knowji as a "wheat hos
pital." It makes a business of buy
ing poor wheat and making better
*wheat of it.
tl was extracted from
50,000 bushels of wheat.
John F. McCarthy, owner of the ele
vator, said on the stand that the fig
ures were for the year 1904, the great
est year for the mixers and cleaners
tha,t was ever known, owing to the
great percentage of no gtade wheat
caused by the black rust visitation, but
that instead of making, $83,00 in three
months, the house maae less than half
that in the entire year. Without mix
ing houses there would have been no
sale of off grade wheat that year.
Early his year he sold this house, which
the North Dakota bankers try to make
out so profitable, for $20,000 because
he could make no money out of it. The
statement that 10,000 pounds of dust
was found in his house taken from 50,-
OQO bushels of wheat was multiplied by
ten, being 1,000, and moreover, in this
house the grain is weighed before the
idust is extracted.
Shot to Pieces.
This was a fair sample of?
the report
from start to finish. When the cross
examination was finished a great oig
hole had been punched in the .charges,
ancf it was clearly shown that the bank
ers had much to learn about the grain
business.
Some of the Duluth Board of Trade
members are suggesting thta an in
vestigation of the usurious rates of in
terest charged by North Dakota bank
ers Ts 'fibw I order' TdTanjr members
of the board here are former North
Dakotans and know something about
the rates. -1
.Federal Inspection Welcomed,
A to the-matter of federal inspec
tion, h% half the members of the
luth Board of Trade would welcome
it: The others only hold off from de
claring fox -it because they believe the
present system is. better t|han the gen-
i\ government would give' This will
father surprising news to the men
wnQ Mf'e. nasi pushing the campaign
against je tytiJuth board, but it is true
Some'of the largest 4a?aih men in the
Duluth market have been, and are, be
lievers In a federal inspection. Uni
formity in grading is the thing most
needed, arid they believe that it would
be Mflhng mitfo |he fepril govern
ment doing the work
.?j
decided that such a provision as was
in the West Virginia constitution was
not binding on the senate. The con
stitution or the United States provides
that, senators must possess certain
qualifications, which are enumerated,
and any man coming to the door of
the senate and possessing those quali
fications, and having been regularly
that the senate, in the Faulkner case
looked upon such constitutional provi
sions as those named as intended to
limit the operation of the federal con
stitution.
I Minnesota tBere is no constitu
tional provision to the effect that the
governor may not go to the United
States senate if he can. The constitu
tion does provide, however, that mem
bers of the legislature and of the su
preme court of the state are not to
hold any other offices during the terms
for which they are elected. Minnesota,
therefore, would not run up against
the snag that is confronting Michigan
and New Jersey unless she were somo
day to elect to the federal senate some
member of the state house or senate
or some member of the state supreme
court.
The estate left by Thomas Beed'
has just been settled irp, and his widow
is the possessor of something like half
a million. At the time of Mr. Eeed's
death his
estatae
was estimated at $50,-
portion of the prop
rete
erty was railroad securities, which
have been converted into cash. Mrs.
Eeed is living in the old home in Port
land, Me. The daughter, Kittie, who
was the traveling companion of her
father during his last years of public
lire, was married several years ago to
a captain in the regular army.
The latest tariff rumor is that there
will be a revision immediately follow
ing the presidential election of 1908.
I is said that an understanding has
been reached between the various re
publican tariff factions as the result of
which the republican national platform
two years hence is to commit the party
to early revision. Then, if the party
should be continued in power, the plan
will be to call a special session of the
sixty first congress to meet after March
4, 1909. This rumor cannot be verified
in Washington at present. "None of the
great party leaders is at present in
the city.
The president has pot yet taken any
stand regarding the proposition that
he provide for Major Lacey of Iowa,
a standpat republican defeated for con
gress this month, by making him com
missioner of the general landoffice. It
is the understanding that some of Ma
jor Lacey's friends will urge the presi
dent to make such an appointment.
Lacey has been the" chairman of the
public lands committee of the house
for a good many years, in which posi
tion he has become an expert on land
questions.
BOOTHS DON'T OET CASH
General Denies that American Salva
tion Army Money does to England.
Journal Special Service.
London, Nov. 27.General Booth of
the Salvation Army is indignant re
garding the charges emanating from
the United States that out of the large
sums collected for the Army, one-third
goes to the Booths in England. Gen
eral Booth says:
"No portion of the money raised in
America reaches England, either direct
ly or indirectly, and only expenses are
deducted from the gross amount raised.
These must suffice to pay the bare pit
tances w/hich the local officers receive
under the regulations of the Army.
"It is impossible in a vast organiza
tion like ours to issue detailed state
ment, but our books are open to in
spection by any authorized person. The
same facilities, demanded by law in
America, are voluntarily afforded in
Engla-nd."
CHOLERA VIRUS DEADLY
ut Manila Physicians Believe I Was
Plague Tainted.
Manila, Nov. 27.As a result of ex
periments with cholera virus at Bilibid
prison ten prisoners out of twenty-four
who were inoculated have died. The
experiments were conducted by Dr.
P. Strong of the bureau of science.
The death of the prisoners took place
a few days after they were inocu
lated.
It is declared by the investigators
that the fatalities resulted from con
tamination of the* virus with the bu
bonic plague virus. Cholera virus is in.
constant use here and it has proved
beneficial. It has" been used in Spain
in thousands of cases and with ex
cellent results.
Governor General Smith in a state
ment exonerated Dr. Strong and de
clared the commission would care for
the families of the dead prisoners.
Glove arctics and rubbers. Foot*
Schulze on the soles. Best.
Going to California This Winter?
If so, you are perhaps wondering
which is the best wav to go. The
"Omaha Road'* offers the proper solu
tion of this problem with their through
tourist car service by three different
routes as follows:
Tuesday car leaves Minneapolis 7:50
p.m. St. Paul 8:30 p.m., going via
Omaha, Denver, D. & B. G., Salt Lake
City and the new Salt Lake route to
Los Angeles. This route is through the
scenic portion of the Rocky mountains.
Thursday car lenves Minneapolis 8:30
p.m. St. Paul 9:05 p.m., going via
Omaha, Union Pacific and Southern Pa
cific to San Francisco, thence down the
coast line to Los Angales.
Saturday car leaves Minneapolis 9:10
a.m. St. Paul 9:40a.m., going via
Omaha, Kansas Citv and the Santa
throvigh tho Land of Sunshine.
This gives the traveler choice of three
splendid routes, the best through car
service, and all atk a reasonable price.
For full information regarding rates
and service to California call on or ad
dress J. A. O'Brien, 600 Nicollet ave
nue, Minneapolis, or E A. Whitaker,
396 Bobert street (Byan Hotel), Bt.
Paul.
Low Bates to Havana, Cuba.
The Chicago Great Western Bailway
will sell tickets to Havana fof one fare
for the round trip- Tickets on sale
Dec. 18th, 19th and 20th, good to re
turn until Jan. 9th. For further in
formation apply to CD. Fisher, city
ticket agent, cprner Nicollet *venu
and Fifth street, Minneapolis.
Winter Visitors' Wees End Excursions, i
On Saturdays ana Sundays
ii
EJ^'l
Ssr
rjBg
the winter the Chicago G^et Western
Bailway will sell tickets t points in
Minnesota at half tariff rates. The
rates also apply in dpbsi direction,
enabling your friends to retta* your
visit. Address for information,
Heard, Geneml Aggnt, Isomer Ifieollet
svenue *nd ftfth street JCianeapolia.
OThanksgiving N6v.*28th an^lirTfi^North-pay.saoisaarB1
Western Line will sell Excursion
Tickets between all stations within a &-
radius of 300 miles, at one and one
third fare for the round trip. Ticket* W,
good foy return until $ec d, 1068:
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