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are Making Special
Rated on Iron and Steel Staff
Makes the Most Import­
ant Feature of Shipments to
Foreign Countries.
Washington, Dec. 2—The re'ceni" An
nouncement that a reduction of freight
Igitcs on iron and steel manufactures
intended for exportation is being made
by the railroads for the purpose of en
~Cturaging exports of American iron
and steel manufactures lends interest
tt some figures complied by the de
partment of commerce and labor
through its bureau of statistics regard
ing the commerce of the United States
in iron and steel manufactures. These
.tables show that manufactures of iron
and steel form the largest single item
of our exports of manufactured arti-'
c|es, and have shown a more remark-
Jlble growth in exportation than per
haps any other great article in the
"lirge number which form the classifi
cation "manufactures." Beginning with
i° 1800 the growth was ex
tfemely slow during the first half of
the century, being only $1,953,702 in
1850. In
the total was
1870, $13,483,163
1890, $25,542,208
1880, $14,716,524
and in
1900, $121,-
•0*3»548, the increase in the closing de
lude of the century being nearly four
times as much as in the- ninty years
preceding. In
th^'total was
1902, $98,552,562
and in
That the decrease in ex­
portation since
greatest exports, to
is chiefly due to
.^licreased home demand is indicated by
the fact that the domestic production
©f pig iron, the basis of iron and steel
manufactures, has increased from 13.
tons in
Itom $20,478,728 in 1900 to $51,617,312
f$i 1903.
,, Considering the distribution of iron
-|»id steel to the various countries of
the world, it may be said that Europe
a larger total than any
j^ther of the grand divisions, the total
lue of iron and steel exports from
e United States to Europe in that
ar being
A- T. V
and about the same figure
Meantime North America in-
jreased slightly her takings of our iron
^Rnd steel, the figures for
In the shipments to Asia and Oceania
there were also slight decreases. ..
Machinery forms by far the most im
portant feature in the exports off iron
lind steel manufactures. The various
(lasses of machinery which can be
Separately stated, such as locomotive,
/j$ngines, stationary engines, fire en-
electrical machinery, sewing ma
hines, typewriters, shoe machinery,
registers, laundry machinery*
printing presses, and pumping machin
ery, are shown in that manner. Aside
from these, however, is a great group
r0f machinery which is not stated in
Separate items,- owing to its variety
r^nd the large number of different clas
hes of machinery included. This single
Aroup of "machinery not separately
Classified" grew from
to pver
fljext largest item under the general
Classifications of machinery is electrical
tjnaclunery, which was only separately
classified in
amounting in that
and in
to nearlv
Sewing machines, which
-(^mounted to
ddo in
yard in their*
ide, shoe ntifcl
Stationary enflfa
ind fire engilMNr|
fbrftied in igqsr
Holt and ~a&el
#hich were only separately stated in
1897, amounted in that year to less than
$1,500,000, and in
to nearly
doo. Locomotive engines increased
§•0111 $1,750,000
to over
but owing to the very great
demand of the home market upon the
manufactures of the United States, fell
machinery, which was not separately
Stated prior to
grew from
v too in that year to over
Ht^oo pumps and pumping machinery is
order in the class (machinery),
K little overla,000,000 cash .registers
grew from $813,000 in 1900, the first
^ear in whiCh they were separately
to $f#|5
in ithe other
Cry rftWiftg' down
hone mstrumei)
ot exclusively
to magm
th^OpposttkM to tlic Can tecs WiU^a^ttauic
X": the Figlrt Against K. V^-V'xF
Washington, D. C., Dec. 2.—Clergy
men and lay workers' of all denomina
tions and coming from many parts of
the country were present today at the
opening of a conference of the state
and district superintendents of the
Anti-Saloon League. TJie conference
is in the nature of a preliminary to the
eighth annual national convention of
the league to be held in Washington
next week. Reports of the superinten
dents will be prepared for the consid
eration of the convention and other de
tails for the big meeting arranged. The
year has been one of more than ordi
nary activity for the anti-saloon work
ers and the reports will show a gratify
ing increase in membership and a wide
ning of influence. The report of an
immense protective fund to be raised
by the liquor dealers throughout the
country for political ajid other pur
poses will receive the attention of the
convention. Another matter that will
come in for consideration, and prob
ably for condemnation, is the recom
mendation of General Young, chief of
the general staff of the army, favoring
the re-establishrrient of the canteen at
posts and barracks of the United States
army. The Anti-Saloon League was
one of the chief factors in the move
ment that resulted in the abolishment
of the canteen and, according to the
declarations of the officers and other
leading workers who are here, the or
ganization will do all in its power to
prevent its re-establishment. ...
the year of the
tons in
an increase of about
per cent
during the period in which the reduc
tlon of exports occurred. A further
'evidence of the large home demand for
iron and steel is found in the fact that
during this recent period, in which the
.production of pig iron \as greatly in
creased and the exports of manufac
tiires of iron and steel decreased, ilic
^jfinportations of iron and steel grew
In that year
orth America took
Value of our iron and steel manufac
tures, South America,
The reduction in
as compared with
'. ifras chiefly in exports to Europe, which
fell from
I' l'!1
steel. Adding only these items of ma
chinery included under iron and steel
manufactures, it may be said that the
exportation from the Utiited States of
machinery as a group amounts to
annually. Next in or­
der after machinery is the group locks,
hinges, and other builders' hardware,
amounting to
wire, over
steel rails, nearly
pipes and fittings,
structural iron and steel,
boilers and parts of engines,
castings, $1,500,000
and other articles ranging downward
in their relative value, wire nails, fire
arms, pig iron, steel bars, stoves and
ranges, bar iron, steel sheets and
plates, wire rods, saws, cut nails, iron
sheets and plates, tacks, scrap iron,
cutlery, safes, car wheels, tin plates
hoop, band, and scroH iroii billets, in
gots and blooms, and iron rails.
Atlanta, Ga., Dec. 2.—Advices re
ceived by the committee in charge of
arrangements for the annual meeting
o the Southern Educational Associa
tion in this city the latter part of this
month indicate that the gathering will
be the largest and most notable of its
kind ever held in the south. College
presidents, state superintendents of
public instruction and other leading ed
ucators will be in attendance from Vir
ginia, the Carolinas, Florida. Missis
sippi, Alabama, Arkansas, Tennessee
and other states embraced in the ter
ritoYy covered by the association's
The Officials Report Business Has Kept Up
'"7" lit Splendid Shape.
!11., Dec. 2.—Offic*&'of all
the leading western railroads state
that traffic is maintained without any
decrease and that no discouraging con
ditions have developed. In fact, mod
erate improvement is noted. 'Positive
assertions are still made that the lines
will be as busy during the next five or
six months as they were before the
vast amount of surplus freight was dis
posed of and before general business
had reached its apex. TTie cold weath
er in all sections during the last few
weeks has had a. stimulating effect on
the merchantile situation, and increas
ed moderately the shipment of season
able merchandise, while the shipments
of turkey and other Thanksgiving pro
duce were the largest in many years.
Reports show that the southwestern
roads are hkving an exceptionally
heavy tonnage everything considered,
but it is mostly on account of the big
crops that have been raised in those
sections. Leading, reports, show that
the business of the railroads is not a
great deal less than it was a year ago,
although officials' have no hesitancy in
stating that there is not near the
amount in sight that there was at that
time. But this is tiot Causing a great
deal of apprehension in regard tp fu
ture earnings. Most of the lines will
benefit largely by retrenchment and by
remunerative returns as a result of re
cent improvements and may be able to
keep their earnings 'up to th«f level of
the previous year, regardless of the
fact that some statisticians, who are on
the spot, find that they aye unable to
figure it that Ayay.
ment in the construction
jit .of the weaterri roidiJt es
o have included the iayinfi off
The Larimore Man Was Set Free Aft
er a Hearing on the Charge of
Murdering His PartneiV
The State May Again Secure* His Ar
rest if the Relatives of the Dead
$an Demand^.
sc^STew York, Dec. 2.—Included among
the guests at the dinner to be given at
Delmonico's tonight by the New York
Commandery of the Military Order of
Loyal Legion are to be many men of
wide prominence. The leading feature
is to be an address by Major General
Henry C. Cortin, on/'The Army and
the General Staff."
Tadoma, Wash., Dec. 2.—Cranberry
growing is being started on an exten
sive scale along the coast of Washing
ton, between Gray's Harbor and Wil
lapa Harbor. The territory^ is many
miles in extent and consists almost
wholly of marsh lands well suited to the
cultivation of the berries. In these
bogs the cranberry grows wild and
companies are now being organized to
convert the wild cranberry marshes in
to cultivated ones. Expert cranberry
growers are to be brought from Cape
Cod and systematic effort will be made
to*transplate the New England cran
berries west of the Rocky Mountains.
Cranberry marshes also extend along
the Oregon coast, giving a large field
for similar operations there.
Vienna, Dec.
dual monatrchy today there were cele
brations to mark the fifty-fifth anni
versary of the accession of Emperor
Francis Joseph to the throne. Busi
ness was suspended geneftlly in the
capital, and in all the churches special
thanksgiving services were held. The
emperor signified the day by granting
amnesty to a number of •prisoners
guilty of minor offenses and also is
sued a proclamation to the army, in
which he thanked the soldiers for their
loyalty and fearless valor during his
Despite his age-4-73 years—the em
peror continues to enjoy good health
and devotes a large part of each day
to the business of state, giving person
al attention to much of his voluminous
correspondence and giving-'interviews
on one day of each week to any of his
subjects, no miatter how humble their
ftation, who may wish to make a per
sonal appeal or request.
The Session of tfie District Court|interrupted
by Illness of «i Dpfeodant.
feisiharck^ N. D.. Dec. 2.—In ttife dis
trict cOurt yesterday afternoon after the
state had proceeded with several wit
nesses in the trial of the case against
James Murphy for escape from the
state penitentiary, Murphy was sud
denly taken ill and after an examination
of him, the case was postponed, pend
ing the improvement of the defendant
The case of the state against Chap
man for extortion was then caned.
Chapman is charged with extorting
money from May Mills, the keeper of
a bawdy house, under threat of laying
a complaint With the authorities if she
did not pay. May Mills, the complain
ing witness, was the first upon the
stand aJnd testified to the payment of
tnoney and the conversation in which
Q^apwan, she said* had insisted upon
'lffciif$gjp[ money in return for immunity
f&tn prosecution. The case came to
ention of the authorities last
t, when the MillsHjir^man was
j|d oh complaint of?tppa^)ttian, and
hfftorn laid the otne£ coniptaint
Grand £o'rks, N. D., Dec.
Keenan of Larimore, charged with the
murder of William Murtaugh, is a free
Judge McLoughltn had taken the
case under advisement and this morn
ing rendered his decision in which
Keenan was discharged and his bonds
men exonerated from any responsibil
As this was only a preliminary hear
ing it doesn't prevent the rearrest of
Keenan again on the same charge in
case the state wishes to act, but it is
scarccly probable that any prosecrttion
will be made unless relatives of Mur
taugh insist on a further investigation.
Chicago, 111., Dec. 2.—A society wed
ding of interest today was that of Miss
Margaret Fairbanks, daughter of the
late N. K. Fairbanks, and Theodore.
Reynolds of Orange, N. J. The wed
ding took place in Winnetka, at the
home of the bride's sister, Mrs. .Benja
min Cacpenter.
Sgqe Notes From the National Capital AjMut
Dakota Affairs.
^Tfie senators and representatives of
North Dakota have from time to
time been called, upon by registers and
receivers of land offices to secure
fjeaves of absence for them. 'It is al
ost useless, however, to seek con
ssional influence in a matter of this
kind. The secretary of the interior has
determined that no more than thirty
leave shall be granted in any one
y^ar, and he has instructed the com
iiijjssioner of the general land office to
restrict the leave taking in every man
ner possible so as to impress the reg
isters and receivers with the under
selling that the department expects
tftem to remain at their post during
the entire year.
The vacancy in the postmastership at
Wahpeton has brought forth the can
didacies of Charles Sleeper, Assistant
Postmaster James T. Powrie and Hon.
Elmer H. Myhra, chairman of the re
publican county central committee.
The friends of Mr. Sleeper have been
very urgent in the matter of his can
didacy, but lie has been somewhat in
different himself. Assistant Postmaster
Powrie seems to believe that the ad
vancement would be in accordance with
civil principles and Mr. Myhra seems
to depend upon the endorsements of
the leading republicans of the city.
Senator McCumber has not indicated
a preference in the matter, but it is well
known in Wahpeton. and in fact
throughout the entire state, that long
before he became a member of the
United States senate it was upon his
motion that the resolution was adopted
providing that all candidates for fed
eral offices should first receive the en
dorsement of their local political or
ganization and also of the county or
ganization. It is believed by the well
informed that Mr. Myhra, as chairman
of the republican county committee,
will secure the endorsement of that
committee and ultimately be appointed
postmaster at Wahpeton. This is
guess but it might as well be called a
Since the arrests which have been
'made because of the alleged violations
of the pure food law of North Dakota
Senator McCumber has become more
and more insistent upon the enactment
oLJiis pure food bill into a law. Un
til this becomes a matter of inter-state
commerce, under control of the nation
al government, local dealers in North
Dakota or any other state may be un
justly subjected to state laws because
they handle the products of citizens
who have violated the law in other
SenatfW McCumber will assume
charge of the committee on pensions
of the senate on the first of December
and wjll take possession of the beauti
ful new. committee room in the capital
He has appointed Ormsby McHarg
clerk of the committee and R. W. Far
rar assistant clerk of the committee.
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Kindred Tribune: According to The
Walcott reporter a certer A. Fatland
is dead sore at the little village of Kin
dred because the people of this town
did not fall down at his feet at the time
of his wedding which is said to have
occurred here the other day. He says
he was insulted. He is fortunate if he
was only insulted. When the circum
stances of this affair are considered he
can thank his stars he did not receive
something worse than insults*
Cleveland Herald: A new firm has
been organized in this village and will
be known as The Stutsman County
Land Co. The promoters of the new
enterprise are C. Terpena and R. L.
Samuel. Mr. Tepena needs no introduc
tion to our readers having been jin
the land business here for the past year.
Mr. Safnuel is a young man who has
been in the employ of the Champion
Harvester Co. for some tim?. Hfe is
hustler and just the kind of a young
man we like to see locate here. The
compapy have about 50,000 acres of land
for sale and Mr. Samuel has a large
number of prospective buyers on his
list &r next spring.
"4% T-? 1 ••.
Amenia, N. D., Nov. 30.—To The
Forum: The Thanksgiving exercises
given by Mrs. Porter and her pupils
last Wednesday afternoon were well at
tended and much, enjoyed by all present.
The table, at one side of the room,
heavily laden with the good things that
mother earth had produced was a pleas
ing feature the little folks were well
drilled in the various parts performed
by them, and, sill in all, it must be
classed as a. very successful school en
Profesfco^ Addie spent last Friday in
visiting several of the schools near by.
The Ameniji Debating Club held its
regular meeting last Tuesday evening
A fair sized audience.was in attendance
and considerable interest shown in this
line of work. The debate excited quite
a livdy interest the extemporaneous
the solp by Mrs.
fhly enjoyed by ill
over which we
discussion was
now the
Valley jiassed
etr route to Chi
Cor. S.
The Special Ten Day Course at the
North Dakota Agricultural
College Begins Dec. 8.
Some Fine Specimens Will Be on Ex
hibition and Will Be Very
The ten day stock and grain judging
course at the Agricultural College
opens Dec. 8 with horse judging prac
tice as the first subject. Professor
Shcpperd writes back glowing accounts
of the fine steeds which he saw at the
New York Horse Show at Madison
Square Garden, and this week he is
whetting his fat stock and draft horse
appreciation upon the fine specimens
which are upon exhibition at Chicago.
Dr. Currier of Minnesota will be
here to give the stockmen in attend
ance the practical information which lie
knows so well how to give upon
After three days of practice in judg
ing horses the time of the students will
be given to judging cattle for an equal
length of time. Supt. O. C. Gregg will
help with the cattle judging and it is
commonly said that there is no man
in America who can teach a lot of men
more than Mr. Gregg, when he can
have a half dozen cows right before
After spending three days upon cat
tle, two days will be spent upon judg
ing sheep and then two upon hogs.
The college has bought and borrow
ed some of the finest stock in the
country to use in this ten days' course,
and has secured the services of some
of the best stock judges for the work,
in addition to its own efficient men,
whose ability needs no comment from
our pen.
The grain judging will be put in as
a rest period each day after the men
have become tired out with constant
stock judging practice. The grain
work will also be thoroughly practical
as the students will be given ears of
corn to identify and to criticise, wheat,
oats and barley tp grade, determine the
dockage upon, etc. They will begin
practicc woi k_ by .identifying the weed
seeds which constitute the dockage
and will be shown dried specimens of
full grown plants of the common and
troublesome sorts.
President Worst announces that this
work will not consist in studying books
nor in listening to lectures, but that it
will be practice work in judging stock
with from one to ten head of stock be
fore the class constantly.
He also says that students will be
taken for less than the entire course if
they cannot find time to spend the en
tire ten days at the college, although he
strongly urges them to arrange to take
the full ten days work. Busy horse
men and sheepmen, for example, can
spend just the three and two days de
voted exclusively to those subjects, if
they are unable to spend more time
for the work.
The course begins on Tuesday and
closes on Friday, so that stockmen
who take the work will only have to
be away from home for two weeks.
The pit space in the stock judging
room at the college has been enlarged
and will now accommodate eight or
teri horses or cattle at a time, which is
a great improvement for the work.
Grand Forks Herald: At a meeting
of thip executive committee of the
North Dakota Sunday School Associa
tion, held at the home of R. B. Griffith
last evening, Jamestown was selected
the place for the 1904 convention,
which will be held the latter part of
June, the week following the Minne
sota convention, the dates for which
have not been definitely decided upon.
A programme committee was named,
consisting of John Orchard. Fargo J.
M. Wylie, Drayton, and R. M. Bushce,
Jamestown. The members of the com
mittee who took part in the meeting
last night were Jcdin Orchard and W.
J. Lane, Fargo Sidney Clarke, J. E
Qifjjprd and R. B. Griffith, of th^s pity,
Mohall News: The farmers of this
community have reaped no benefit so far
in getting the railroad here. It appears
that farmers within sight, if you please,
are hauling their grain to Kenmare
per bushel on the same date, which
has existed to' within the past few
days between Kenmare and the local
markets Not only have the farmers
been the losers but the local merchants,
We can name a dozen farmers who dur
ing the past ten days have marketed
their grain elsewhere at a distance from
thirty to forty miles, to their disad
vantage. With the advent of new buy
ers this will no doubt be remedied.
Farmers can be assured of getting full
value for their grain as there are some
strong firms now buying here.
At the expense of considerable time
a couple of weeks ago, we ascertained
^iaf tnere Wis in sight for Mohall
bushes of grain, during the past
t^ro^-tyeeks, Mohall hajs probably lost
of that estifttaie. It behooves
^lltoopte of this vilfope ^nd especially
tfife iwerchanta to see that justice done
the producer*.
Dec. 5.—Sandy Bottom.
Dec. 7.—Walker Whitesides.
Hampton & Hopkins will present tbei£
beautiful production of Sandy Bottbht
at the Fargo operahouse on Saturday
evening. It contains many situations to
gladden the spectator, cause a laugh and
bring the tears of sympathetic pity to
the eyes. Its human story deals with
emotions common to all.
The Walker Whiteside engagement
will be played in this city on next Mon
day evening when this popular artist
will present the new comedy "We Are
King." The play is by Lieut. Gordon
Kean, an English author. Mr. White-.,
side's engagement is looked forward(|$'
with great pleasure.
sixteen months old son of Ml**,
and Mrs. Clias. Devore of Napoleon
got hold of a two ounce bottle of laud
anum and drank most of the contents,
thinking it was a cough syrup bottle.
It was nearly an hour after the drug
was swallowed that a physician was
summoned but he managed to pull the
little fellow through.
.Wilton News: Judge Fort of Bis
marck states through the columns of
The Tribune that Mike Proke, who
married the Howreleck girl last week
as noted in The News, made affidavit
that she was
years old. The girl has
been considered as a young girl in
short dresses and barely in her teens
during her stay at the City Hotel by
both Mr. Rhodes and her associates,
and an investigation by the authorities
should be made, in order to show just
how old the girl really is, and whether
this marriage was made of her own
free will. If the girl is of marriagable
age and this union was agreeable to
her, that should end the matter if the
opposite is the case, action should be
taken that would prevent a repetition
of such an affair. In view of the state
ments of Mr. Rhodes as made last
week, and their corroboration by other
habitues of the hotel, The News still
adheres to the view that this wedding
should not have occurred.
Slaughter, N. D., Dec. 1.—To The
Forum: Erick Ghylin and party leaye
tlii* week for Canada.
There was a dance at Michelson'$,
Thanksgiving eve.
Mrs. Willie Peterson is visiting with
her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Aug. Swan
Teddy Newman, who was shot in thfl
arm by another deer hunter, is still in
the hospital at Bismarck.
Mr. and Mrs'. Aug. F. Anderson are
rejoicing over the arrival of a little son.
The ladies of the Free Mission
Church served dinner Thanksgiving
day and cleared a neat sum.
A class of three was confirmed
the Lutheran Church Sunday.
Thanksgiving a number of friends
and neighbors surprised Charlie Swan
son,, it being his birthday. The even
ing was spent in games and dancing
and a delightful time was had by alL
Professor Ladd is winning the hearty
approval of the people here by his
strict enforcement 'of the pure food
Iff. Co*, S
The apples exported arc only front
1 to 5 per cent of the crop. In the fiscal
year ended June
30, 1903,
there were
exported from this country 1,655,247
barrels, valued at
a larger
quantity of apples, with one or two
possible exceptions, than has ever been
exported in a single year by any coun
try in the history of the world. It
should be noted, however, that the an
nual exports are extremely variable in
volume, apparently depending not so
much upon the size of the domestic
crops as upon prices and other fac
tors in foreign supply and demand. In
the year immediately preceding the
record shipments mentioned above ex
ports of this fruit amounted to only
4597.i9 barrels in
they were
883.673 barrels, and the previous rec
ord year was
when exports of
apples amounted to 1,503,891 barrels*
valued at
The United Kingdom and Germany
are the great apple-itnporting countries
of Europe. Their combined imports
from all sources amount to about
account of' the greed of the local buyers.
There is no apparent excuse for a dif
ference existing of from
bushels a year, each country
sharing somewhat equally in the trade.
The United Kingdom derives its chief
supplies from the United States and
Canada, and supplements them with
apples from Belgium, France, Holland,
Portugal, Sjprain, Australasia and other
countries. Germany's principal sources
of supply are usually Austria-Hungary
and Switzerland, with supplementary
supplies chiefly from some of the
neighboring countries of Europe, and
small quanties from North America.
The imports of apples into the Unit
ed Kingdom in 1902 were the heaviest
on record and amounted to 6,302,784
bushels. Of this quantity the United
States furnished 3,312,490 bushels, or
almost 53 per cent Canada 2,057,812
Bushels, or almost 33 per cent, while
less than 15 per cent was siuppiied "by
all other countries combined.
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