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s ATTORNEY GENERAL MOODY MAKES NEW MOVE. or*. pdi ,ion to Enjoin The General Pa -0 company and Constituent Companies Prom Doing Busi ness in Violation of Anti-Trust v Paul, Minn., Dec. 29.- Attorney U Moody, tor the United Statas, (: eDe;l District Attorney Hanpt and bJ3 Kellogg and James M. Beck, Fr r Dial assistant attorney general of f rnited States, has filed U efcitioD iI c United States districrt tourt in lU, >h ho makes the General Paper ' mny principal defendant and its C°merou9 constituent companies part Pendants in a sait to enjoin them and trun them irjm doing business Sough the General Paper Company f fia les agent, in violation of the pro ousof sections 1 and 2 of the act of V Less approved July 2, entitled an «<ao act to protect trade and commerce agunst unlawful restraints and monop olies-" Combine Is Alleged. The petition alleges that the defen dants eutered into an agreement to combine and control the sale of the nrodaot of the different companies throoebtue General Paper Company in that the General Paper Company regulated the prices, sales and ship ments and territory for the sale of the use, and deducting operating ex penses of the General Paper Company divided the surplus among the corpora tions. The petition recites that the General Paper Company was organized under the laws of Wisconsin May 26, 1900, with a capital stock of $100,000, di vided into 1,000 shares, which were distributed among and are now held by certain of the defendants named and that later others were taken into the combine. One Selling Agent. All are named in the order in which they entered the trust, and the petition goes on to state that the General Paper Company became the exclusive selling igenoy fcr the defendants, with abso lute power to control the output of the various mills, fix the price of all pa yer Bold and to whom and upon what terms and conditions the paper should be sold; and into what states and places it shall be shipped and what publishers and other customers eaoh mill shall supply. The petition alleges that in conse quence of the combination all compe tition in the manufacture, sale and distribution of paper has been restrict ed and the price of all papei products greatly increased, particularly that of news print paper, which has been in creased oO per cent. Buyers Have No Option. It is further stated in the petition that no dealers or newspapers or other consumers in the Middle West, with the exception of certain newspapers published in St. Louis and Chicago, can purchase any paper directly thro' the (teneral Paper Company and then only on terms dictated by the latter. The court has been asked to declare the combination unlawful and that he defendants be perpetually enjoined from doing any act in pursuance of the same; that the 'ieneral Paper Com pany be enjoined from acting as sales Sent for tbe other defendants, and that the latter be enjoined from con ning their arrangement with the •neral Paper Company. The court s Hsked to direct the defendants to appear in court and answer all ques lona relating to the allegations of the Pettnon that may be necessary. NEED SMALL COINS. B"'l«on Exhausted and Small Coin Short $10,000,000. [iladelphia, Dec. 29.—John H. wndsi, superintendent of the mint in ™l» city, says that the silver bullion , ,the country has been exhausted. unless congress takes prompt action to the situation by authorizing >c purchase of more silver bullion for coinage or by accepting a suggested 1 remedy, he said commerce ; oQld he neatly hampered next year iJ a result of a $10,000,000 shortage "■■mall silver coins. .he P^vaiiing condition of the coun coilateral also entails wholesale »>cimrge of mint employes, to take ■on January 1, and unlesfe relief obtained from congress the regular i™ force wiH be cut down to a nom montlT amber WithiQ the next feW <(h Ver bullion," said Mr. Lansdi, ."„ been exhausted because of the onn nn^ of our ÜBelesa hoard of 558, --thlTu 1 Btand dollars, for which d P m a 9 nevor been any real popular ai »a. At the same time, with no bi eßilver bullion, there is an rgeat demand for $10,000,000 of , mi °r subsidiary coin, without whioh c country's commerce will be great- J hampered year. v,g°Vernment is ■ facing oondi as h lc h compel it either to go into of!i? Tk etß and reßum the ;: purchase t)r rJ; 6- r bullion for coining purpbses ZIT^ g a Portion of its stock of lv er dollars into smaller ooins." '-\ To Re-Arm British Army. lha??K° n Dec' 29—Ifc is anonunoed withv 6 ?ar office has placed orders Danv 1 efS SoM and Maxim Com| cano' Armstrong &C o. and other ord «ieh* 6 tuanufac for sufficient Kuieenand one-half pounder field l**£ P^oticallyre-arm the whole MINNESOTA IN PORT GREAT ORIENTAL LINER ARRIVES AT SEATTLE. Reception Which Was Planned for Friday Afternoon Did Not Oc cur Because of Delay in Arrival. Escorted Down Sound by Uma tilla and City of Seattle. Seattle, Deo. 24.—Without the great demonstration that would have greeted her had she arrived in the daytime, the Great Northern Steamship Compa ny's transpacific liner Minnesota, the greatest cargo carrier in the world, steamed into Seattle harbor and drop ped anchor at West Seattle last night abont 9:40 o'clock. The hoarse ramble of her whistle bellowing lustily in joy at reaching what is to be her home port; the roar of the whistle of the steamship Uma tilia, which aooompamed her as an es cort, and the flash of their lights were the only things that testified to an un nsual happening in the harbor. From the entranoe of the big liner into the bay, her lights on many decks piled hiarh in the air amidships, steamed across to her anchorage and rested there. This morning at 10 o'clock she moved acrooss to the Oriental dock to tie np. Elements Are Unruly. Wind and weather in the straits of Jaan de Fuca, which had delayed the shipping of the Asiatio crew at Vio toria. held the vessel back far beyond the time set for her arrival. Yester day morning's announcement was that she would arrive at 2 o'clock in the afternoon; that the City of Seattle, carrying the Chamber of Commerce excursion, would leave Peir B at 11:30 a. m. and the Umatilla, flagship of the reception fleet would leave half an hour later, but when the hundreds had assembled at the pier they learned of the delays and went home. It was seen that the ship would arrive so late that the marine parade would be use less, so that was abandoned. Only two vessels, therefore, went out to greet the new addition to Seattle's fleet, but they ■carried hundreds of citizens and gave the Minnesota a roy al welcome to these waters. Soon after 2 o'clock in the afternoon the City of Seattle and the Umatilla set forth, gaily decorated with signal flags and ensigns, passing the revenue cutter Grant in the bay. They steam ed slowly, expecting to see the Minne sota any minute, but it was nearly 5 o'clock when, in the fast falling twi light, they saw her lights in the dis tance just turning into the straits. After all, the meeting place was a fitt ing one, for it was at the very entrance to the sound. There, in the triangle formed by Forts Flagler, Worden and Casey, just off the harbor of Port Townsend, thir ty-seven miles from Seattle, the three vessels came together about 5:15 o'clock. By that time it was night. Picture of Rare Beauty. It was a marine pioture of rare beaufcy as the City of Seattle, followed at soise distance by the Umatilla, cir cled around to fall in on the quarter of that glowing, brilliantly lighted mass that came slowly through the night. To one side and near at hand the lights of Fort Worden beamed out across the water. At a greater distance Port Townsend's lights could be seen, and far off oon either side could be seen lighthouses. Whistles sounded, the band on the Seattle played, from the Minnesota came a rythmic "Rah, Kah" yell that told of Americans aboard, and then began a pyrotechnic display of exquis ite beauty. The Minnesota started by burning signal lights from her bridge. The other vessels answered. Then rookets whizzed and fell in scattering flakes of light and three great search lights played. The jubillant whistle of the Umatilla and the Seattle were answered each timo by the deep bass roar of the Minnesota, a dignified, good natured sound, befitting the size of the craft. Then from the greeting ships came cheers for the Minnesota, for" Jim Hill," for J. D. Farell, and for everything else connected with the vesssel. Ihat was the real reception on Puget sound, alter the Minnesota's voyage of 57 days, actual steaming time, from New York. Today the city is giving the great ship another welcome, not as noisy and with no set program, but of great heartiness and magnitude. After the Minnesota had been prop erly greeted all three ships opened up for the run home. The Minnesota dropped anchor at West Seattle, and the City of Seattle and Umatilla came on and tied up at their docks, arriving a few minutee before 10 o'clock. , _. Six hundred and thirty feet in length, 73 fet six inches in beam and 66 feet deep from keel to saloon deck amid ships are the principal dimensions of the Minnesota. Her total dead weight capacity is 23 000 tons of 2,240 pounds, in addi tion to the weight of stores and equip ment The Minnesota can carry mow than 2,000 persons, including 250 cab in passengers, 680 intermediate, 1,600 troops or steerage, and a crew of »50 The Minnesota has a double bottom six feet deep, built on the cellular sys tem. Fifty six watertight compart ments insure safety under all condi tions. An ordinary cargo for the Minnesota would make a hundred railroad trains of 25 cars each, or a single train seven Twelve thousand tons of steel plates and shades were used to construction of the vessel. ONE BIG BATTLE STUPENDOUS PREPARATIONS BEING MADE BY JAPAN. Oyama Being Daily Reinforced and in the Spring, With 600,000 Troops He Will Attempt to Cut Off the Retreat of General Keropatkin.'x New York, Dec. 27.—A Tokyo dis patch received here last night says: Even greater than the preparations last spring are the military movements throughout Japan at the present time. Not a day goes by that transports do not leave Nagasaki, Sasebo and other ports, laden with fresh troops to re inforoe the great army in Manchuria. Plans under way will add 800,000 troops to Oyama's army, splendidly drilled and equipped for work when winter breaks and the armies are ready for the spring campaign. Spies keep the Japanese government well informed of every detail of Rus sian movements at the front. Day and night the Japanese arsenals are busy turning oat weapons great and small, for equipping the great army to crush Kuropatkin when the inevitable conflict comes in the spring. It is known on highest authority that Oyama's plan is to cut off Kuropat kin's retreat and risk all in one great battle. To this end Japan will have not less than 600,000 of the best drilled and equipped troops the world ever saw when the time comes to strike the crushing blow. Oyama is not underestimating the strength of the Russian army. ±Ie calculates that by April Kuropatkiin will have an army of more than 400, --000 men, but not nearly so well equip ped as the Japanese. To Attack Vladivostok. It oan also be stated on highest au thority that the greater part of the army now operating against Port Ar thur will turn its attention to Vladi vostok, once the citadel has fallen. This is looked for within two weeks at the farthest. Large quantities of supplies are now being shipped to Kuropatkin from Vladivostok and the Japanese will at tempt to cut off this source at once. It is not generally known, but it is a fact that two battleships and three great cruisers are on the ways in the Japanese naval yards at Sasebo and Nagasaki and one in the North, and a number of submarine torpedo boats are almost ready for service. The entire nation is filled with the war spirit as never before. With the coming of spring is expected the crisis for the nation on land and sea, and preparations to meet it and crush Rus sia are gigantic. AN APPALLING LIST. Over Forty Bank Failures in lowa the Past Year —Speculation and Beef Trust. Dos Moines, la., 27.—Specula tive fever, operations on the board of trade, and last, but by no means least, the decision of the beef trust that cat tle and hog values must go down,along with the rise in prices to the consum ers of the country, have combined to wreck forty banks in this state in a year, drive one-fourth of the cashiers of these banks to dishonored graves by suioide, and to scatter to tbe winds over 112,000,000 savings of the people. The report of the state auditor to be made public in a few days will be the most startling $hat lowa has ever known. The record of failures will be about forty, but thesse records fail to disolose the more astounding fea ture that the failures have been at tended in many cases by suioide. An other feature of which the state keeps no record is defalcations and forgeries which have been discovered in several banks, but have not led to a collapse. The Sonle case at lowa Falls, where the cashier is alleged to have made away with $40,000, and the more re cent embezzlement of $35,000 from an official of the Wappelo bank are cases in point. The shortage in each case was promptly made good, boule and the Wappelo official are serving their time in the state penitentiary. While actual figures have not been given out by the state auditor, it is es timated that the losses in lowa bank failures aggregate $19,500,000. Practically every loss whioh may be brought to mind resulted from specula tion in cattle. Almost every banker who took his own life held cattle pa per, which depreciated when the high values were knocked out at the alleged command of the meat combine. DISMANTLING ESQUIIiALT. \ employes at British Columbia Naval S Station Get Notice. • Victoria, B. C, Deo. 26. —The Brit- I ish naval station at Esquimalt is being partially dismantled in keeping with the new policy of the British admiral ty. Many of the employes have been given notioe of dismissal, and when the prooess or reduction is oompleted it is expeoted that none oaretakeri will have charge of the dock yard and repair shops which have heretofore employed large numbers. | '■' Work has began dismantling the naval hospital, the stores and equip ment of which, including reserve sup plies kept for emergencies, will be re moved to Hongkong, whioh will here after be the Pacific as well as the China station. The remaining ships, the Bonaventure and Shearwater, ° are e*peeted *> ordered "C awaj^The; Bonaventure will leave in Mtavfa. 1 BRYAN SARCASTIC STATE SUPERINTENDENT'S COM MENT IS SCATHING. Talk of Taking Educational Posi tions Out of Politics Calls Forth Sarcastic Criticism at Expense of Those Who "Are Always Un happy" About Something. f Olympia, Dec. 26.—The biennial re port of the state superintendent of pub lio instrnotion covers 326 pages and in addition to the information necessary to be conveyed by law to the governor and the legislature, it furnishes prac tically all information that anyone in terested in the schools of the state would desire to know. Besides a large number of statistical tables showing the attendance of pupils, number of teaohers employed, wages, paid, wealth of the schoolH, etc., a chapter is devot ed to eaoh of the educational institu tions of the state. The report snows that there were 161,651 children enrolled in the public schools of the state for the year 1904, as against 149,753 enrolled in 1903. The average daily attendance for 1904 was 110,774, and 101,088 in the pre ceding year. Schools Lose* Many Pupils. For the year just closed there were 4,775 teachers employed in the state, 1,131 males and 3,644 females, receiv ing an average salary for the men of $60.24 and for the women $49.70. There were 27,202 children of school age that did not attend school during the year at all, in spite of the compul sory law and 7,061 between the ages of 8 and 15 yearvs that attended less than three months. The total receipts for school purposes in this state from state, county and special taxes; from the sale of bonds and other sources reached $5,619,315. --98. Tho total disbursements for edu oational purposes throughout the state were $4,470,586.16, leaving acasn bal ance of $1,148,729.82. Of the amount paid out during the year the sum of $2,246,662.48 was for salaries of teachers. Bryan's Comments Sarcastic. Of the effort made during the past year to "take the state and county su perintendents' offices out of politics" State Superintendent Bryan makes some caustic comment. On this sub ject of elimination, Mr. Bryan says in part: "The people of this great, happy and prosperous country are always un happy—some about one thing, some about another. The different groups or claeses are not always unhappy about the same thing, but they are un happy about one thing today and about another thing tomorrow. Their moods change from time to time, but each class mast be unhappy most of the time about something. They are most miserable when they can find nothing to be unhappy about. Cause for Unhapplness. "As an instance of this kind, the idea bored itself into the brains of a few leading educational people of this state that the whole school system is being damned by the fact that the state superintendent *and all county superintendents are elected in just the same manner that all other state and county officers are elected. It had not occurred to me before this excitement sprang up; but lam now astonished to think that I have not felt mortified and ohagrin«d to think that I was elected by practically the same process that William McKinley was elected, and by exactly the same process by which my colleagues in the state cap ital building were elected. lam now happy to think that I now have a good and sufficient reason for being unhap py during the remainder of my life, and it should bo sufficient and just cause to make all county superintend ents in this state wretched, to reflect upon the fact that they, too, were nominated and elceted in the same manner as were their associate county officers.' ■ Mr. Bryan then discusses the matter at length from a serious standpoint for the benefit of the legislature. ACTION IS AN EYE-OPENER. Allegation Made in Habeas Corpus Suit in Denver Election frauds. Denver, Deo. 26.— Attorney Samuel Belford has drawn up a brief to be presented to the United States supreme court in the application for a writ of habeas corpus for Michael Dowd, one of the thirty election officials who have been sentenced to jail by the state su preme court on charges of contempt based on their action at the polls. The brief questions the authority of the state supreme court to take juris diction of an election. The brief con cludes that the action of the supreme court in taking charge of an election in this city will open the eyes of the rest of the country to what is meant by government by injunction. Safety for the Jews. Kishineff, Deo. 27.— Acting Govern, or Block's proclamation seems to have effectually stopped the agitation start ed by the Bessarabists against the Jews. He threatened the severest pen alties for any attempts to inflame the minds of the people or to disturb the peace. Will Reappotnt Drain. Seattle, Deo. 26.—Governor-elect Al bert E. Mead has announced that he will appoint Adjutant General Drain to succeed himself in his petition in the national guard. JAPANESE DEMONSTRATE THE ~ EFFICIENCY OF FIELD MORTARS. HOW A MODERN MOHTAR BATTERY WORKS. The mortar is a type of ordnance employed for high angle fire. It U not as well proportioned or as graceful in Its design as other forms of ordnance, being far too short for the size of its bore. The most modern product of American and English gun builders is more like the accepted notion of what a great gun should be. One of these monsters of civilized warfare exhibited at the Louisiana Purchase Exposition Illustrated this grow ing tendency of gunniakers to improve upon the mortar's proportions. In this unique demonstration of the methods and armament of seacoast defense the War Department furnished a well devised and adequate popular illus tration of a subject which was not only necessarily unfamiliar to dwellers in the great interior of the continent, but, because no person is ever permitted to examine the coast defenses themselves, was of equal educational service to visitors who live within sight of those carefully guarded earthworks. Although the United States has been foremost in its employment of the mortar for coast defense, every seacoast approach in the country being provided with an elaborate system of mortar battery protection, England has not been laggard in the same direction. France, although she has for many years takeu the lead in the manufacture of this type of ordnance, has been slow to adopt it for the defense of her seaboard. The use of field mortars has not yet been put to the actual test of modern battle conditions. It was the hope of military observers that the present conflict in Asia would serve as an experimental issue for field mor tar warfare. That this exploitation of the gun was expected to take place may be accounted for by the fact-that at the beginning of hostilities Russia led the world with a regularly organized and equipped division of twenty four batteries, six mortars to a battery. That the anticipations of the foreign military observers in the field have not been realized is explained by thu continuous retreat which the Russian land forces have been compelled to maintain. Contrary to the original expectation, it is now the Japanese that are likely to demonstrate the efficiency of the mortar as a field resource. With the almost incredible adaptation which they have shown in so many ways since the beginning of the war they have begun to turn the very weapons which were designed to assist in their overthrow against their would-be destroyers. % EDISON IS FAILING. Great Scientist in Constant Fear of Cancer of the Stomach. "I am feeling poorly — very poorly. The old X-ray trouble is after me. It won't let go. It killed my assistant. Yes, sir; killed him by inches. Now it's after me. Knots all along my stom ach —great big ones running in a semi circle. Can't eat anything nowadays. It isn't indigestion, either. The doc tors don't know what to make of it. Old Father Time will have to diagnose it I guess." It was a gray-haired and seemingly palsied man who spoke thus, says the Chicago Inter Ocean. The world calls him Thomas A. Edison, the greatest in ventor that history has ever known. He is spending" his time nowadays in a weather-beaten house called "The Monastery," three miles outside the vil lage of Stewartville, N. J. The vener- TIIOVIAS A. EDISON. able shack get« its odd name from the fact that no women are allowed there. The X-ray ailment developed several years ago while Edison was experi menting with the Roentgen rays. He it was who perfected the fluoroscope. An assistant named Dalley helped him in his work. Dalley had his face near the X-ray. Edison had the strange light near his stomach. Dalley developed a cancer on his face. It killed him a month ago. Edison is now In constant fear of a cancer in his stomach. That is why he had to give up his X-ray ex periments. Partly for recreation he began visit ing "The Monastery" to work on a new invention in cement. And in this he is now engrossed. He retires at 3 o'clock In the morning and rises at 0 a. ra. The rest of the day is spent in work or "day dreaming." There is something weird about these "dream ing spells." For hours he sits iv a chair, his massive head buried in his breast, his hands clasped together, and his thumbs twitching convulsively. No one can rouse him at these times. Birds hop at his feet and perch upon his shoulder. Caterpillars drop from the trees and go on exploring expedi tions through hit shabby clothes — through the shabby clothes of a man whose vtjalth is placed at a low esti mate at $4,000,000. Always when he emerges from his "dreams" he has some fresh idea, some new plan to pur sue. The people in Stewartsvllle love and fear this wonderfully* weird man. He has changed greatly, they say. In only one respect, declare the knowing ones, is he the Tom Edison of former years —he can and does still swear volum inously and with great art when hin temper is aroused. LANDSLIDES OF THE PAST. Other Elections Have Been Fullj as One-Sided am the Latest. In the history of this'country there have been political landslides besides that of Nov. 8 last. Thomas Jeqerson was elected President in 1804 by 162 votes to 14 for Charles C. Pinckney. the Federalist candidate. In 1820 the re-election of James Monroe would have been unanimous except for the desire of one elector to reserve to Washington the exclusive honor of a unanimous choice. Accordingly oim» vote was cast for John Qulncy Adams, the remaining 231 votes being given to Monroe. Andrew Jackson's second election in 1832 was by a vote of 219 to 49 for Henry Clay. Martin Van Buren defeated William Henry Har rison four years later by 170 to 73: and at the following election the ta bles were turned by a vote of 234 to 60 in favor of Harrison. The next two elections were closer; but In 1852 Franklin Pierce defeated Winfleld Scott by a vote of 254 to 42. Lincoln defeated McClellan in 1804 by an electoral vote of 212 to 21, al though this result was greatly dispro portionate to the popular vote, which was divided: Lincoln, 2.216,067; Mc- Clellan, 1,808,725. Grant defeated Sey mour in 1808 by 214 to 80 votes. The only electoral plurality since the great war, to exceed that for Roosevelt wan obtained by Grant over Greeley in 1872. Grant's vote was 280 and Gree ley's 42. The death of Greeley oc curred between the dates of the popu lar election and the casting of the elec toral vote and the Greeley electors of five States cast their votes for Thomas A. Hendricks. Cleveland's election in 1892 was by a great electoral plurality. The divis ion was: Cleveland, 277; Harrison, 145. Cleveland's popular plurality was nearly 400,000. McKinley's second de feat of Bryan was also overwhelming. The electoral vote was 292 to 155, and the popular vote 7^UUSB to 0,357.807. —Chicago Daily News. Varied Farms of Oklahoma. The first journey of the missionary superintendent was made to Colony. From Oklahoma the route lies wester ly seventy-six miles, over the Choir taw. Oklahoma and (iulf Railway. A* the train laves the metropolis ft glides along rich farm lands, where preparations have already begun for fall sowing of wheat, or near cotton fields, whose dark green foliage in decorated with the silver white bolls, even now bursting open to tempt the hand of the picker. Side by side with this leading prod uct of the South may be seen broad, acres of tall corn, with leaves already brown, and golden ears hanging grace fully, ready to be plucked by th shucker who drives his team and cart in this forest of fodder through which his cattle will roam all winter and grow fat upon the rattling leaves. Fields of luxuriant alfalfa are ou either side of the track, and great watermelon patches, on which the luscious fruit lie* so thick that It would be Impossible to drive a team across without crashing monsters weighing from forty to sixty pound* ach.—Christian Intelligencer. Time' for fc Serloos Reflection. "When atyoun* man comiieiiw first to think ■erioualy of marriage ; "Usually about two months after 4 he's : marriedW-Pbiladelphla Inquirer.