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The Democratic State Ticket.
Governor JOHN LIND, Drown county
Lieut. Gov J. M. BOWLER, Renvlllo
Bee. State J. J. HEINRICH. Hennepin
Tra^urer ALEX. M'KINXON'. Tolk
Attorney General.. JOHN F. KELLY. Ramsey
Clerk Supreme Court.Z. H. AUSTIN, St. Louis
Judges [THOMAS CANTY, Henr.opln
Supreme IDANIEL BUCK. Blue Earth
Court !WM. MITCHELL. Winona
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By the Feiieed States Weather Bureau.
MINNESOTA— Showers; southerly wends, bo
coming we.---( rly.
NORTH DAKOTA — Fair weather; csoler;
northwesterly winds.
SOUTH DAKOTA —Fair weather; cooler;
northwesterly winds.
"WISCONSIN— Warmer; light, variable win-Is.
IOWA — Fair weather; high temperature;
a utl • riy winds.
MONTANA— Pair; northerly winds.
The Northwest.
Pi. Paul 86|Battleford 64
Du.utb 70 Calgary TO
Huron S4 Medicine Hat 74
Bismarck 92 Swift Current 6S
Williston BlQu'AppeUe 6S
Havre 74|?.linnedosa B6
Helena 7S,Wlnnipeg 86
le-m Gil
Buffalo ~s-S2j. Montreal 70-78
B -Mil 70-BHNew Orleans .. ..S2-8S
Chicago 72-73 New York 74-80
Cincinnati 84-86|Pifctsburg 80-8 I
Barometer 20. 86
.Ai.-k;-. temperature , '74
Relative humidity 59
Wind at 8 p. m. South |
» v * ei'her Clear
Maximum temperature 89
Minimum temperature 59 '
Dally eein^e 30
Amount of precipitation (rain) in iast
twenty-four hours 0
Danger Gauge Change in
St ition. Line. Reading. 24 Hours
SL Paul 14 4.2 0.0
Li Crosse 10 3.7 (-.0
1 -.-•■ Ol err 15 3.5 _0.1
St. Ljuis 30 11.3 *0.2
—Fall. *Rlse.
The- st ige of water In the river will remain
Stationary in the vicinity of St. Paul from
now to Wednesday night.
i'.arometer corrected for temperature
and elevation. —P. F. Lyons, Observer.
NEW YORK— Arrived: Karamanla, from
_ Mediterranean ports.
GRAND 'The Arabian Nights," 3 and 9 PM.
Laying of corner stone, new state capitol,
-'! I'M.
Parade for new capitol exercises, leaving Ri c
park 2 PM.
Bicycle rr.crs, Lexington park, 10 AM.
bail. St. Paul vs. Detroit, Lexlng:on
park, 4 PM. B
C it and boat races, Lake Como, evening.
State convention Prohibition party, Central
Park M. E. church, 9 AM.
D< mocratic state central committee meets.
I.van hotel, 10 AM.
St. Peter's Episcopal church picnic, Wlldwood.
Ladl *' auxiliary to O. R. C, picnic, Lxke
Annual election, Typographical union.
Graeid corner stone concert aud carnival
_ '■'. .t.-t Sixth street, 9 to 12 PM.
Travelers nimble to buy The St.
I'iiiil Glob< x on any train entering
St. I'iiul will confer a favor on The
Globe company by promptly notify
ing them of each instance.
And we'll whip Spain's ally, yellow
jack, too.
Did we hear Spain say "Don't shoot;
I'll come down?"
Gen. Nelson A. Miles lands as suc
cessfully as Col. Robert Fitzsimmons.
Probably in the next sixty days we
will have to take Garcia and Aguinal
do a?ide and discipline them.
Sevei-al of the ladies arise to inquire
if tbe inventor of smokeless powder
cannot invent a smokeless cigar.
It took Spain three months to reach
the conclusion that the way to save
any of the pieces was to sue for peace.
It is hoped the earthquake ln Chili
was not caused by the unconfirmed
rumors that the O'Higgins had been
Miles Is going to rush things at such
a rale that he may have bicycle paths
all over Porto Rico in a couple of
Hard coal has gone up a dollar a
ton. The fellows who have just come
back from the Klondike with flour
sacks full of gold don't care if it has.
Poor old Pioneer Press! Its triple
leaded "scoop" about a fight between
Garcia and the Spaniards coming in to
surrender had only one fault; there
wasn't any fight.
Jessie Schley and the queen of Spain
may as well go a little slow in con
cluding a peace. The American gov
ernment is going to have a great deal
more to say about this peace business
than either the queen or Miss Schley.
Highly civilized old England doesn't
appear to be very far from Oklahoma
after all. While a judge at Manchester
was reading an order yesterday can
celing a bailiff's commission, the bail
iff drew a revolver and fired three shots
at the judge.
Government on Wheels.
The sins of omission and commission
of the Canadian Pacific, which are
many, will be fully set forth if the
American railroads which have been cit
ed to appear before the interstate com
merce commission in Chicago on Aug.
1 will consult their experiences in com
peting with this foreign corporation.
Not only are the American railroads in
this Northwestern country concerned In
bringing to a close the career of van
dalism which has been run by our
shrewd Canadian neighbor, but, unless
we are much mistaken, the manufac
turers of the middle Western states
have an interest In the matter. Have
not Cleveland and Pittsburg been af
fected by the policy of the Canadian
Pacific? Ohio has a member of the
new commission selected to consider
the questions in dispute between the
United States and Canada, and he . : s
in a position to learn the facts. There
is hope at last that between the efforts
of the interstate commerce commission
and the Canadian commission the end
of this illogical condition of affairs is
in sight, and American properties will
finally receive the recognition they de
serve at the hands of their own gov
The Canadian Pacific has more than
once been characterized as "the Ca
nadian government on wheels." How
apt is the characterization is illus- i
trated by an incident which occurred
in the Northwest a year ago. In May,
1897, the Northern Pacific was request
ed By the Canadian Pacific to advance
the rates from Duluth to Winnipeg on
bar iron, wire nails, cut nails, iron pipe
and horse shoes made by American
manufacturers — American, mark you —
from 47 cents to 54 cents per 100 pounds.
The reason given by the Canadian cor
poration was that the existing rate
gave the manufacturers of Cleveland
ar.d Pittsburg an advantage over Ca
nadian manufacturers of the same ma
A month earlier a new tariff had
been put into effect by the Canadian
government, reducing somewhat cer
tain import duties. Prior to that tim-s,
and indeed subsecjuent to the comple
tion of the Northern Pacific to Winni
peg, the Canadian duties on American
commodities, with the exception of
plain wire, were practically prohibitory,
and there was little sale of the prod
ucts of American manufacturers in
Manitoba or British Columbia. The
new tariff permitted the shipment of
bar iron, wire nails, cut nails, iron
pipe and horse shoj3, in limited quan
tities, from points in the United States
to Manitoba. Manitoba was develop
ing rapidly, and orders for these Amer
ican commodities began to swell the
mails of American manufacturers. The
Northern Pacific, as the only American |
railroad entering the Dominion, began j
to transport these American products
to Manitoba, and there was every pros- I
pect of a considerable business devel- |
oping between the Pennsylvania and
the Ohio manufacturers and the Mani
tobans. This became so marked that
it attracted the attention of the Ca
nadian Pacific, and then followed its
demand upon the Northern Pacific to
increase the rates. Under the old tar
iff the Manitobans had largely pur
chased these iron products in Eastern
Canada. The Canadian Pacific had en
joyed the monopoly of transporting
them to Manitoba and exercised the
privilege of assessing the Manitobans
a handsome sum for this long haul.
The Northern Pacific declined to en
tertain the proposition of the Canadian
Pacific, and thereupon appeared upon
the scene the Canadian government
on wheels. The minister of finance of
fered an amendment to the tariff ta
creasing the duty one-half a cent per
pound on American cut nails, and
three-fifths of a cent on American wire
nails. The amendment was adopted
and ls in full effect today. The bulk
of the shipments of bar iron and iron
pipe to Manitoba are now made from
Eastern Canada. The loss to the rail
road of this American business was
something. To the Pittsburg and
Cleveland manufacturers it meant not
only the temporary profit involved,
but also the loss of a new market with
its many permanent advantages.
We call the attention of our esteemed
contemporary, the Pittsburg Dispatch,
to the incident, inasmuch as it sees
nothing but a cut-rate war in the dif
ferences that have grown up between
the American railroads and their Can
adian neighbor. It may possibly con
cede that a government on wheels,
however remote lt may be from Pitts
burg, may injuriously affect the inter
ests of that prosperous American city.
There are other points involved In
this controversy than mere differences
between the railroads themselves
which might properly be brought out
in the pending investigation, points
that wculd clearly Indicate to the lay
mind why American institutions should
be protected against the incursions of
Canadian invaders.
"An Humble and a Contrite Heart."
For weeks persistent rumors have
arisen and spread and been denied only
to rise again, that Spain was looking
for some avenue that led to peace.
Following close upon the landing of
Miles' expedition upon the shore of
Puerto Rico comes the announcement,
with every earmark of authenticity,
that the French ambassador at Wash
ington has presented to the president
a request from the Spanish minister
for foreign affaire that negotiations
looking towards the close of hostilities
be entered upon. There ls extraneous
support for this statement in the con
duct of the campaigns on the part of
the -Spanish. Sagasta accepted from
the outset — as shown in the Interview
in which he expressed his hopelessness
of the contest — the declaration of con
gress that Spain must evacuate Cuba
and Cuban waters as the ultimate out
come. The defense of Santiago, its
surrender without the struggle of a
final assault, the maneuvering of Span
ish fleets and now the proposal for
terms immediately upon our occupation
of Puerto Rico, all tend to Indicate that
Spain considers the inevitable moment
lias arrived.
The terms of peace cannot depart
from the declaration with which we
iraugurated hostilities. Cuba must be
evacuated. Puerto Rico's evacuation
fcliows. necessarily. The Philippines
present a more difficult problem. There
will be strong opposition to leaving
the Islands ln Spain's possession, and
there are strong reasons against re
quiring their surrender to us. The
question of Indemnity can hardly arise
for serious consideration. Spain will be
virtually bankrupt at the close and
could offer no security for the payment
of an Indemnity. Nor will the subse
quent disposition of Cuba or Puerto
Rico, or of the Philippines, if Spain
is compelled to give them up, enter into
the negotiations. That ls a question
for the United States to settle at its
leisure. Whether it results in protec
torates or in appropriation and an
nexation is not a question to be dis
cussed in considering the terms of
peace. The war is virtually over. The
results of the war will remain to be
dealt with hereafter.
Yellow Fever Lost Year and This.
If admiration for the Cuban has di
minished upon closer contact, the hys
terical dread of yellow fever has also
lost its spasmodic features as a result
of the contact with it of our troops.
There is a striking contrast between
the calmness with which we read now
of yellow fever among the troops at
Santiago and the pallid faces all along
our Southern border just a year ago
when a few cases of that fever ap
peared. Then trains were stopped,
mails suspended, business in Southern
cities embargoed, and frantic men,
with shotguns, made a cordon about
Southern villages to prevent the in
gress of any stranger. The cases among
our troops are reported to be all
"mild" ones, but their mildness Is due
to the treatment, for Santiago is no
toriously the most fertile breeding
place of the dreaded el vomiito.
What we have come to know of Cu
bans, their listlessness, dirt, filth and
general unsanitary conditions in which
they live content, reveals the reasons
why this fever becomes epidemic there
and is so fatal in its attacks. Dr.
Nicholas Senn, now serving as a med
ical director with the army, is confi
dent that, should we permanently oc
cupy Cuba and apply our sanitary
methods to the cities of the island,
yellow fever would cease to be epidemic
and be no more to be dreaded than
ordinary malarial fevers. He enumer
ated yellow fever as one of our leading
imports from Cuba. When we con
sider the circumstances under which
our troops campaigned, the alternating
heavy rains and sunshine, the latter
lasting hardly long enough to dry their
garments, the mud in which they wal
lowed, the exposure to the night dews,
the lack of water for bathing or wash
ing, even, the clothes worn night and
day for weeks, and the insufficient
food, it is not surprising that fevers
prevail ln a climate where malaria is
always present. If there is a marvel,
it is that the entire army is not. In
For lack of something better, the
question of the liability of this country
for the bonds issued by Spain on Cu
ban account is being discussed, and
serious argument is put forth to show
that there will be no such liability
even in, case of annexation. There are
no Cuban bonds, except those issued
by the present so-called government
of the republic of Cuba and held large
ly by the yellows and, possibly, by
their congressional duplicates. The so
called Cuban bonds were issued by j
Spain, and, as part of the security for
their payment, Cuban revenues were
pledged. Spain's guaranty was alao I
given. Should Spain lose Cuba ar.d
with it the revenues, the bondholders
wculd have the guaranty left. It is as
if a borrower put up as collateral the
rental of buildings that were subse
quently destroyed by fire. The secu
rity would be diminished; the obllga
i tion would remain unchanged. Cuban
revenues pass to the successor to
Spain's ownership free from any pledge
of them made by Spain. The holders
of the bonds will have to fall back upon
the guaranty. The dull season alone
justifies any discussion of the possi
bility of any liability attaching to the
United States because of their expul
sion of the Spanish from Cuba.
Aguir.aldo, president by his own proc
lamation of tbe Republic-a Filipina, is
an ornamental little cuss. The Sun ha 3
a Manila cable stating that he has sup
plemented his proclamation with an
edict prescribing in detail the court
dress of his cabinet and other officials.
He- adopts for his own insignia a gold
cellar, with a triangular gold pendant,
on which will be engraved a sun and
three stars. He will also carry a gold
whistle and a stick ornamented with
a geld tassel. If the reported love of
display of finery by Gen. Miles is cor
rect, it is a pity he could not have gone
to the Philippines instead of to Porto
Rico. The spectacle of the little bar
barian, resplendent in his gold collar,
summoning his trembling subordinates
with a blast upon his gold whistle,
would delight the heart of one given to
personal ornamentation.
Ensign Powell, of the New York, he
who so pluckily shoved his little launch
under Morro's guns, so that he might j
pick up Hobson and his men after they |
had sunk the Merrimac and taken to
their catamaran, has written a letter |
home to friends describing the part his
ship took in the fight off Santiago har- I
bor. Not the least interesting, as con
firming prior reports and illustrating j
the Cuban character, is this:
We saw one nice little example of Cuban I
bravery there. Those sweet, kind, considerate I
gentle, abused Cuban soldiers whom we are
fighting for were on the beach, shooting every
Spaniard that came within range, so that I
swimmers and boats had to turn back to the
snip. And that ship blew up early! We saw a i
dozen small explosions, and finally one bis i
one that tore the after part of the ship to
bits. The lowa sent a boat, and a torpedo
boat also went In, and I'll bet those Cubans
Stopped their butchery In short order under
the persuasion of their guns.
Thrusts and Parries.
One of the weather sharps calls attention
to the fact that it hasn't rained enough here
abouts to settle the dust since Eustis was
nominated— four weeks ago next Thursday.
That's so. Bustis is evidently no rainmaker,
notwithstanding the windows of heaven at
the time of his nomination were opened wide
enough to drown an ordinary machine candi
date.—Minneapolis Journal.
"What's the use of kicking a man after
you've knocked him down? Why should you
now ©all Van Sant a drowned ordinary ma
chine candid ate T
The people of Minnesota look to Capt. Ab
bott for an energetic administration of the
district over which he has recently taken
charge. — Minneapolis Journsil.
"The people" ls one of those generalities ln
which persona Indulge who do not care to
be specific. "The people of Minnesota," In
this case, can be defined with precision. They
are the stockholders of the St. Anthony Falls
Water Power company, residents of Minne
apolis, mainly, and numbering a baker's
There ls a school of pusillanimous Ameri
cans who are opposed to what they call "im
perialism."—Minneapolis Times.
It is a bit nervy few the Times to call John
Lind a "pusillanimous American," especially
after its slobber over his nomination and
over the platform which, iMr. IJnd says,
shows that the state Democracy "did not
permit the shimmer of a proposed Imperial
policy in distant lands" to divert them from
the issues existing In their state.
j^jpUffles to St. Paul, jj
He was not very far along In years, but he
aitended Sunday school and was do.ng his hitt,
aided and abetted by a patient teacher, to
store away in his mind portions of the Holy
Writ. The verse he was trying to learn on a
particular Sunday happened to bei
"itemember now thy Creator in the days of
thy youth."
For one really m the dayß of tola youth lt
was a hard verse and progress was slow, but
Anally there, was apparent success.
"Say It just once more to be sure you have
lt right," said the young lady teacher, ccax
"1 don't wont to," bashfully
"Oh! Yes, Just once more," still more coax
lngly, "Now, remember—"
And ln a second the Sunday school was
startled by the battle cry ln childish treble:
"Remember the Maine."
It waa the same small boy on another
Sunday, when the regular teacher was 111
and his young lady aunt was acting as a sub
stitute. She believed In the graphic method,
and as the subject of the lesson was purity
ot heart, she decorated the blackboard with
a series of anatomical drawings that nearly
enough represented the human heart to an
swer all praeMcal purposes.
The drawings finished, she stepped back
and said: "Now, can some little boy tell ma
what I have on the board?"
It was the email nephew's opportunity, and
he didn't even wait to hold up hl3 hand.
"I know," he shouted out excitedly,
The aunt will never again try to teach tha
same boy the catechism and oasino.
A wandering minstrel, who started h's wan
derings in the neighborhood of' Genoa, pushei
his hand organ up Fifth street Monday aft
ernoon about 5 o'clock. When he got half
way up the hill he stopped, looked up at the
window in which Mr. Southall ke:>ps the lit
tle geranium which solaces his imprisonment,
swung the organ around off his back and b>
gan to play. The flower had wt life wrong.
He didn't know lt was the county Jail, and he
wouldn't know yet, but for the fact that he
started to p'.ay that dear old tune: "I Never
Care to Wander From the 0:d Fireside."
Somebody threw a piece of stale bread at
him from the window of the bays' ward aud
he moved on. —The Philistine.
Clinton, lowa, Tow-iota Visit St. Panl
in Re-gal Appointments.
Very few people, in the bustling car
nival preparations, have noticed the
presence at the foot of Wacouta street,
where they tied up last Monday, of a
house boat and tender, the Idler and
Wanderer respectively. And few peo
ple, if they had noticed them, would
have taken the Idler for a house boat.
To all outward appearances it is a.
large, new river boat, with the excep
tion of the lack of smokestacks, md
not every landlubber would notice that
But there they are, anl they deserve 1
more than passing comment, for never
has this part of the river seen their
equals. Th;y were both built last win
ter at a cost ot over ?jn,ooo by their
owners. Lamb & Son, of Clinton, lowa,
for pleasure trips like the present. Ev
erything that Yankee ingenuity has
devised for the comfort of suffeiin? hu
manity has been lavishly used in pre
paring these vessels.
The Idler is fitted with plants for
electric lighting and steam heating.
There are salons and promenade decks,
state rooms and dining hall, with com
plete service— everything a well equip
ped boat should have. All tiie furni
ture and finishings, while homelike, are
such that they make Ihe home com
parable to a palace.
A crew of ten men, under Capt. H. C.
Fuller, is always maintained on th*»
two boats; for there Is aa muc-li to do
as on the larger river steamer:?.
The Vv r anderer arrived from Clinton,
lowa, last Monday, July :15, with the j
Idler in tow, having mad/5 a very pleas
ant run. The party on board the Idler \
for the present trip consists of Mr. and
Mrs. Lafayette Lamb, cf Clinton, Iowa;
Mr. and Mrs. Bingham, Of Chicago, and
Miss McCullough, of Brained, Minn.
The initial trip of the boats was last
April, When they made the excursion
to St. Paul. As they draw only from
two to three feet of water, they can
come up to St. Paul at almost any
time, and probably will be frequent
visitors in time to come. However, tl-is
is probably their last run up here this
year, as Mr. and Mrs. Lamb are plan
ning an extensive trip to tbe South for
next fall. Probably they will go as far
down as New Orleans, but that has not
been fully determined as yet.
The Idler, Wanderer and party will
leave Thursday morning for the return
to Clinton. All on board are sorry not
to re-main to the capitol corner stone
carnival, but business engagements
render the 'departure necessary.
Who Paralyzed Cuba's Industries?
To The St. Paul Globe:
Will you kindly insert In your columns the
following extracts tiken from the United
States consular reports, and thus in part
refute the assertion mart?, in an article from
New York, published in your issue of the
21st inst., stating that the Spanish officials
at Cuba have stopped the work In mines
there, when it is well known that the In
surgents openly proclaimed to devastate
that island. I hope the disollution process
will co on, until It overwhelms the Cuba
junta and its aiders and abettors in their
Cuba bond-selling scheme.
In the January number of 1896 the United
States vice consul at Cienfuegos states: "The
prevention of EUgar making ls the most
settled policy of the insurgents, and cases
of partial burning of plantations, some of
them owned by Americans, has already oc
United States Consul P. F. Hyatt, at San
tiago, in the April number of 1896 says: "The
grinding of the unburnt part of the sugar
cane Is materially retarded, because planta
tion hands can not be induced to work at
night, fearing an attack of the insurgents."
The same gentleman, under date of Jan. 8,
1897 (February number of reports) sa>-3: "Tbe
Iron mines overshadow in importance all
other Industries In Eastern Cuba, constitut
ing the only industry that has made any
pretense of standing up against the shock
of the present insurrection. The Juragua and
Daiquln iron companies (American), with a
capital of $5,000,000. now operate mines in
this vicinity and employ from 800 to 1,400
men. and shipping from 30,000 to 50,000 tons
of Iron per month.
"One hundred miles west of here, to Man
zanillo, are found deposits of manganese, an
ore indlspensible in the manufacture of steel,
American capital opening a mine at Poruipo
and built a railroad to it. After shipping one
cargo, the mines were stopped by the In
Other reports show the efforts of the au
thorities to protect the sugar and Iron In
terests with arms and subsistence placed In
the hands of the company. — C. B.
Waiting; for Witnesses.
L. B. Deal, accused of passing s=v<-ra.l
forged checks, to which lt ls alleged he signed
the name ot his brother, John Deal, of
Wheaton, Minn., wAs beforo Judge Orr yes
terday on a continuance, but the case was
again postponed as the state desires to secure
witnesses from Wheaton, and the accused was
not ready to go to trial.
Olmsted County Prompt.
9. O. Sanderson, county attorney of Olmsted
county, enjoys the distinction of beelng the
first county auditor ln the state to send in
the county abstract of assessments for IS9B.
The total real property assessed Is placed at
$6,642,920 and the total personal property as
sessed ls placed at $1,692,917. Tbe number of
Individuals paying the personal property tax
ls 2,758. ''
Warners Pliead Not Guilty.
Charles B. Warner and his wife, Melra
Warner, arrested at Anoka for the al'egei
theft of a horse and phaeton belinglng to 3.
N. Whidden, of this city, were arraigned ln
the police court yesterday, on the charge of
horse stealing. Both plead not guilty and de
manded a preliminary examlnaton. The hear
ng waa set for Monday, ball ln the oase of the
woman being fixed at $500.
Hew Job for O'Brien.
Gov. Clough yesterday announced the ap
pointment of J. S. O'Brien, of Stillwater, aa a
member of the board of managers of the Min
nesota Institute for Defectives, at Faribault,
to take the place of Anthony Kelly, of Min
neapolis, who recently resigned.
E. Hughes, of Mankato. waa also appointed
by the governor as special tuOge ot th*
municipal court at Msnkafr. *
Eastern Linen Refuse to Accept the
Committee's Figures, and 'West
ern Line* Refuse to Rescind.
Their Order — A Satisfactory
Agreement Reached hy Great
Northern and Its Employe*.
Representatives of all roads East and
West, interested ln the flour traffic, will
hold a meeting in Buffalo Friday and
make an attempt to adjust the flour
rates so that everybody will be satis
fled. The Eastern lines refuse to accept
the rates recently adopted by the flour
committee in Minneapolis and the
Western lines, do not want to rescind
their action. At the same time it is
recognized that the Eastern lines have
a right to a word in the matter, and
also that if they choose they may make
trouble for the Western lines. If it
comes tc a show of strength the East
ern lines will be found to hold the win
ning hand. They want the rates re
stored to the 20^ basis, which was
abandoned by the flour committee.
The prospects now are that the East
ern lines will carry their point, and
that the rates will be put back. But
the Western lines want an understand
ing that the Eastern lines will live up
to their agreement in the matter and
will not cut under that rate. If th«
Eastern lines will guarantee to main
tain the rates the Western lines will
The Eastern lines believe the rate
may be raised at this time, but the
Western lines do not agre with them.
At the same time it is quite probable
that the rates will go up to 22% cents
about the lst of September, when the
flour situation promises to warrant an
Railway Officials Appear Before the
Board of Equalization.
Tax Commissioners Fernald, of the
Northern Pacific, and Wilkinson, of
the Great Northern, have gone to
Helena to attend the hearing before
the Montana board of equalization, In
regard to the railway assesments for
the ensuing year. The board has fixed
Saturday as the day for hearing the
railways in the matter.
The railway officials do not expect
that the board will make any change
in the railway assessments this year.
It was raised a year ago to an aver
age valuation of $3,500 per mile, and
it is believed the rate will remain the
same this year. The roads do not
think it would be fair to increase the
assessment, and the board has not
evinced a desire to alter lt. So the
tax commissioners expect to get
through with their business in Montana
very quickly.
But on their way back they will stop
at Fargo and hold an argument with
the North Dakota board of equaliza
tion, which has threatened to Increase
the railway assessment to $5,000 or
SC.OOO per mile. The Republican plat
form, which was recently adopted
there, calls for such an increase, and
Gov. Griggs has publicly promised to
exert his influence in that direction.
The railways feel they are paying
enough, and they will resist an attempt
to raise their assessments.
Season for Handling Range Cattle
Starts Satisfactorily.
The range live stock shipping season
has Ftarted this year in a manner very
satisfactory to the railways. General
Freight Agent S. L. Moore, of the
Northern Pacific, yesterday, said the
Northern Pacific had brought several
trainloads of sheep and cattle to the
"The heavy run," said Mr. Moor-3,
"will be late this season, and there will
be only straggling trainloads until mid-
August. This is due to the cattle being
Bpft, which is caused by the unusual
amount of moisture on the ranges. It
has k^pt the grass green and has not
allowed It to cure. The result i 3 that
cattle fed on the green grass shrink be
tween the ranges and the market, in
transportation, and do not hold the.r
weight, while cattle fed on cured grass
do not le.se weight In transit and are
more satisfactory.
"The fruit season," continued Mr.
Moore, "has also been inaugurated. We
brought 3,500,000 pounds of strawber
ries by freight this season and an Im
mense quantity of cherries. We are
now shipping sugar plums and apricots.
These are coming from Washington
and Oregon. Owirg to the shortage of
such fiuit in California this year the
market will have to depend large'y
upon Washington and Oregon for fruit.
The Washington crops this year have
been somewhat affected by frost and
drouth, and consequently are not as
large as was expected."
Called Off, as Some of the IHcmhers
Cannot Attend.
The Western trunk line meeting,
which was to have been held today ln
Minneapolis, has been postponeel until
Aug. 9, because Burton Johnson, gen
eral freight agent of the Wisconsin
Central, cannot attend it before that
date. The meeting is to be held for
the purpose of working out the details
of the new pooling agreement entered
into by the committee in Chicago.
Freight men are anxious to have the
meeting as soon as possible, for they
expect it will result beneficially to the
railways. If the agreement is lived up
to, it will result in bracing rates and
putting them on a stable basis. In
Utah. Colorado and Idaho the freight
situation has been very bad, but the
new agreement will rectify it, it is
The meeting will be held In the of
fice of W. M. Hopkins, general freight
agent of the Minneapolis & St. Louis
Amicable Agreement Between the
Great Northern and Employes.
A perfectly amicable agreement has
been reached by General Superinten
dent Harding, of the Great Northern;
General Superintendent Ward, of the
Montana Central, and the trainmen of
the Great Northern sy3tem in regard
to work time and pay, and in conse
quence the trainmen will be able to ob
tain better pay than they have enjoyed
in a number of years.
A committee of trainmen has bseu
working for an understanding more
than a month. In fact, it began its
labors about the lst of June. On both
sides the questions nt Issue have been
discussed in a fair and friendly spirit,
and the conferees have got along very
pleasantly. Every point a^ked by the
trainmen has been contedtd by the gen
eral superintendents. Division super
intendents will now be obliged to ac
cept the rulings of general superinten
dents on all matters affecting the sche
dule. Work train men. who formerly
received 80 and 60 cents will now re
ceive 90 and 65 cents, and there will be
an interpretation of tha conditions ap
plying to overtime above ten hours,
favorable to the men.
Cheap Lake Excursions.
Hie cheapest lake excursion yet arranged
ls that Riven by tbe St. Paul A Duluth re-ll
way to Port Arthur, which is to be given on
Saturday. A special train will have the city
at 9 a. m. and upon arrival at Duluth the
excursionists will take the steamer Empire,
which will touch at Port Royal and Fort Will
lam. The party Will be two days on Lake Su
perior, returning Monday evening.
"No one can afford to stay at home," said
Col. Stone yesterday. "It's the gTeaitecst thing
In excursions this season."
Trunk Line Passenger AgrentM.
NIAGARA FAHLS, N. V.. July 26.— Tho
general passenger agents of tho trunk lines
met here today and discussed ths re-adjust
ment of rates and tbe means for a be-.ter
understanding. The subject ot differential
rates ls said to have been an Important fea
ture of the discussion. A readjustment of
rates was favored, and the adoption of a scale
of rates was favored, and the adoption of
a scale that would be enforced throughout the
United States and Canada.
While none of those presenc would speak
deflnlntely lt was- plainly hinted that soon
there would be but one njte between Chicago
and New York and that o*e of the results of
the meeting would bo an advance on return
tickets from points ln the far West to New
St. Paul-Chicago* Lines.
CHICAGO, July 26.— The St. Paul-Chicago
lines held a brief meeting today, but accom
plished nothing beyond the appointment of a
committee to consider some plan for ihe set
tlement ot their difficulties. The commlltea
will report at another meeting tcday. There
ls a possibility of revlvlngt he physical pool,
which was ln existence up to the time the
supreme court declared all organizations for
the government of rates to be in violation of
the anti-trust law.
"The Great Western Limited" went ln'o
service on the Chicago Great Western tonight,
and will leave Chicago every evening for St.
Paul. It has new equipment throughout.
Great Western lliii-nin^x.
The following statement of gross earnings
for the three weeks In July, with comparisons
with the three corresponding weeks of la3t
July were Issued yesterday by tho Chicago
Great Western management:
First week in Ju1y. 581,964 53 $87,96190 ....
First week ln July— This year. $81,964.53;
last year, $87,961.90; decrease, $5,997.37.
Second week in July— This year, $86,410.07;
last year, $73,562.16; Increase. $12,847.91.
Third week in Ju1y— 585,019.96; last year,
$80,318.22; increase, $4,701.74.
From the beginning of the fiscal year
(July 1) to date— This year, $2.".3,394.5i1; last
year v $241,842.28; Increase, $11,552.28.
St. Paul & Duluth Improvements
The St. Paul & Duluth is straightening th?
Finlayson branch to Ru Hedge by maknig a
six-mile cut. Tt'O company ls gtthig z num
ber of neiv coaches and ik'x cars. The leiticr
will have a capacity of 60,000 pounda each.
.Tndgrnient Ag-alnst Some Stockhold,
ers Din's Not Affect the Rest.
In an opinion written by Chief Jus
tice Start, the supreme court yesterday
handed down a decision in the case of
J. A. Hanson against S. T. Davi&on,
which interprets the statute relating
to the liability of stockholders.
The contention in this action that a
single suit brought by a creditor cf
an Insolvent institution against any
one of the stockholders in event of
judgment released the other stock
holders is not substantiated by the
supreme court.
Judge Start says that because judg
ment is entered for the amount of a
claim against any one of the stock
holders that does not exempt the rest
of the stockholders from any further
liability, and every stockholder must
stand his portion of the concern's
debts, yet the obligation is not penal
or statutory in its character, but mere
ly contractural. The syllabus ls as fol
J. A. Hanson, appellant, vs. Suvla T. Da
vison, respondent.
Syllabus— l. The liability of stockholders
ln this state for the debts of the corpora
tion Is several ana a judgment against a
part of them does not have the effect to re
lease tha others.
2. Held, distinguishing and limiting Al
len vs. Walsh, 25 Minn., 543, -that a stock
holder of a corporation by the act of becom
ing such assumes the liability for the cor
porate defct3 imposed by law and that the
obligation thus raised is not penal or statu
tory in its character, but purely soivrnctural,
containing a:i the elements cf a contract, and
is to be enforced as such. Held further, that
if a stockholder's liability is not enforced In
the original action, prosecuted under the pro
visions cf chapter 76, Laws 1878, because ths
court had no jurisdiettoii of him or his prop
: erty. or for ether cause, an_ ancilllary action
'may when necessary ba maintained against him
1 alone by the receiver in the original action
jto enforce his liability. The judgment ln the
original action, so far as it determines the
' amount of the corporate deb's after exhaust
i ing the corporate assets, is conclusive on
i such stockholder, unless impeached for fraud.
3. Whore, however, the property ot such
stockholders is found within the jurisdiction
of the court, either before or after judgment
in the original action, a separate action
against the stockholders to roach the prop
erty ls neither necessary nor proper, for it
can be at-iached or sequestered in the original
action. Judgment affirmed. —Start, C. J.
Though the Crop Promises to Be
an F.xcellent One.
The weekly crop bulletin for the week end
ing Monday, July 25, as follows:
The temperatures have been high, except
on the 20th and 21st. The morning of the
20ih was cool, with frosts reported in the
northern counties, though they were not se
vere enough to causa injury. There have
been fairly v.-el distributed and moderate
showers in the Middle We3t, and in the south
eastern part of the state, occurring for the
mos: part on the 22d and 23d. In other sec
tions rain is needed for corn, potatoes and
pastures. High winds on the 19th, mainly
in the southern tier of counties, caused dam
age to small areas of standing grain, grain
shocks, haystacks and buildings. Hall is re
ported in Marshall and Mower counties, with
seme injury resulting. Tho first spring whe.it
was ra; on the 18th and since then con3id
able has been put in shock; harvest will be
genera! on the 25th all over the southern
eiiird of the state.
In tho Red river valley the wheat heads are
filling w»]!, and harvest is expected about
Aug. 10. Premature ripening and rust are
reported In many places, but the area so
affected is probably small compared with tho
total acreage. Winter wheat, rye and barley
are nearly all in shock, and threshing has
begun, with trnod yields. Oats have ripened
very rapidly, and though the crop Will prob
ably be lese>enpd in consequence, still a large
yield is expected. Corn is growing very
rapidly; it is generally silking. Early rUx
Is ripening a fine crop in tie South, ar.d
further north the prospects are good.
Early potatoes are a gcod crop in most sec
tions, and they are ripening nicely. Though
haying has been interrupted by the rayid
ripening ot the grains, a large crop of splen
did hay has been secured.
Statistician Power* Credits It With
Redactne; MttirtKQffe I-'oreclonures.
Labor Commissioner Powers yesler
day completed his report on foreclos
ures of mortgages in Minnesota, giving
figures for twenty-three of the oldest
farming counties In the state.
In these twenty-three counties the
largest maximum of foreclosures was
reached in 1881, and the minimum was
reached ln 1896. During the Interven
ing period there was a steady decrease
in the foreclosures of farm property.
In 1880 and 1881 the number of Instru
ments foreclosed was 1,499, representing
ln value $1,872,371, covering an acreage
of 172,287 acres. In 1896 and 1897 that
number was reduced to 357 mortgages,
representing $464,133, covering 35,321
acres of farm property, just one-fourth
the figures of eighteen years ago.
The maximum foreclosures recorded
on town lots property was reached ln
1880, and the minimum reached in 1592,
the year before the panic.
In 1892 mortgages on this class of
property representing $301,050 were
foreclosed, and in 1897 the figures were
reduced to $192,568.
'Mr. Powers states that the interrupt
ed decline in the number of farm mort
gages foreclosed during the last
eighteen years ls the immediate result
of an advanced system of farming
adopted in Minnesota.
As compared with the table of fore
closures on city property, completed by
the department a few days ago, Mr.
Powers says that the country has a
long ways the best of it. as the fore
closures in each of the cities were near
ly double those recorded In the coun
ties included in the above schedule.
Held for Trial Today.
Edward Barry, ihe young man accused »f
stealing a watch and other articles from the
Grand opera house dressing rooms, was be
foe Judge Orr yesterday, on the charge of
larceny. He was held In $1,000 bill fcr trial
tcday. The continuance was grant* d to en- I
able the accused to procure an attorney. I
State Board of Corrections nnd
Charities Will Ask for at Least
JfIO.OOO for This Purpose When
the Legrisintare 3leets Again
A B ent Gates Submitted a Sum
mary o-f the Work Yesterday.
The state board of corrections and
Charities held its annual meeting yes
terday afternoon in Secretary Jack
son's offlce in the capitol.
Hon. C. Amundson was re-elected as
bo° ePreSldent and chairman of tha
The jail committee reported that
plans for lock-ups had been submitted
by the city councils of Janesville, Lake
ville, Atwater, Lake Benton and Nicol-
The Lyon ccunty jail, which was re
cently condemned by the board was
partially removed from the ban upon
application of the county commission
ers, indorsed by Judge Webb, of that
C 2 U JL t3 \ The board * ecen tly condemn
ed the jail as being inadequate for the
purposes fcr Which it was intended.
The county commissioners were given
permission to again utilize the jail
for the comdng year, until a suitable
building could be built, provided that
only a limited number of prisoners were
confined at one time.
Secretary Jackson reported that the
>.ew York Children's Aid society had
found homes in Minnesota for a num
ber of New York waifs, and that he
nacl complained to the society and was
assured that tlie practice would cease.
The particular objection to this meth
od was that the children sent out from
thpv ££? ™ eerfe ° f 3Uc,h a class that
ca?e of tii Ua ly c d,l ", ed ba< * u P° n the
?»*? .1 the u state . and, regardless of the
til: « at „ hho ne 9! e9 wer e found for them,
they finally became, ln most cases,
charges of the state.
C. P. Maginnis and Secretary Jack
eon were elected as delegates to the
annual meeting of the NatWnai P rls on
Sons, a o°c n t: ? ich convenes in Mi " ne "
Secretary Jackson was also elected
onnv c l c , ntath ; c to the trans-Mississfppi
S ntlo « of corrections and charities,
w\ m l ets Sept " 15 at Omaha,
hi- ;« . cS * state agent - submitted
There hsJ/ ce K POrt ' W^ Ch iS aS toUamUi
thI h ?oflowin V g c : bee " made during the I™
New Insane cases „..
PaupeS" ,' n . S . tate *»&*& ' '■'■'■■ 'W.WW.W. |
Dependent children .....WW.. W. '7 '.!!"' " \
Total —
ing h t C hl year: bCe " reP ° rted to "^e' office 'elur-
New insane cases .... c ,
Of these there were
Deported by state agent . *«•
Deported by others . 3 X
Dismissed not insane ,
committed to state hospital'".'...;;;;;;;;;; 23
Total -~
peases committed to state" hospital, there
Residence unknown ... „
Residence la doubt .. ,2
Residence in state ,
Total —
ouW'T^intT Wi " be "^rted."so"th£
out or bi Insane cases arising durintr tho
aii 8 ns no to r stJXu£r wm be Bomß
nJWII ? tat « fPPropriation of $3,000 ls inade
?en£* f Th thlS Work ' We have already «
ponded the amount allowed, and we hava
ZW« n A f SOme cases wW <* »>«ve not bten
deported for want of funds. We have en
deavored to deport the current cases as
they arose, and in so far as possible save
tne counties the expense of takine th«
patient to a state hospital. g c
„„° f the .new insane caseß arising during the
year only nine were committed to the state
hospital before being deported. Their rest
d^f» CoUld not then be ascertained or their
be denorted*" SUCh that the> ' C ° Uld not then
h^| c , s ; r 4irth,rirw t3 _£ ssw x
the'? 0 »? aU ?f rS . aye been Reported during
?£,,/!?£ L at the cx Pense of the counUef
upon whom they were a charge. The statute
contemplates that this expense should b«
I££u2& ° f ° U , r ■PProprlatlon: but that U
&SBSSr ISSf&1 SSf&S l appropria "°° s
W iT 1 h Vrrt^1 9 f s a T r r3 ar n e t strate h^f r f h a a r
number that might be. or oSuo be de!
ported. Case, are constantl yarisng where
the town or ccunty authorities do not feel
SStVJS&HS «»•«"«« ot deportation, and
yet It would be economy to do it. No effort
™ been made t0 flnd non-resident paupers
n-»«. 0n »T ollnt ° f OUr '"ability to pay ex
penses ot deportation. We have only handled
those cases that we have been asked to de-
It will require at lenst $10,000 pe r yeir to
accomplish all the work which this law {m?
posos upon this offlce
rtn-L ,8 „ i , m ri' rtant , that the wr, rk should be
done, and the result will be equally valuable
to tne people of the state. vwuaDis
He Thought He Was Pursued by
A. P. A.'s.
Dr. L. A. Faulkner, of 165 Forbes avr-nue
was yesterday committed to the Rochester
asylum for ;he ln-ane. Dr. Faulkner h;s 'ot
practiced medicine to any extent lately He
is not very generally known to the profes
sion. For s ime time he has been suffering
from delusions and thought that he was be
ing; pursued by A. P. A.'s. who sought to
drug hlru. His malady was not of a violent
cSkJd Bt he wa c!early insan « ar - d *»• •
ba^a SSSS &r£ SMi ***"**> *"«
Patrick Flanagan will be examined on a
eeharge of Insanity this mo.nln. He will c m*
under the observation of Judge Ga-llick. who
is occupying the probate bench in the ab
sence of Judge Willrich, who has gone away
for a week. '
Women Take Hold of Red Crona
Work With Keuewed Vlsror.
The ladles are at last becoming enthusiastic
over the Red Cross work and workers are *i
more plemty each day at headquarters mak
ing the rooms present the scene of a busy
sewing bee, such as used to be popular in
olden times.
Mrs. Down was at the desk yeserday and
reported eoo'.rlbutlons from Mrs. Kinsman
magazines; young ladies of Hayward, W.s7
. E. S. Kellogg Post. G. A. R.. No. 179. and
tVtf' Ep,wort - h ,ea « ue of Hewitt, Minn.,
West Publishing editorial department $S
Farmlngtcn Red Cross society, box con
taining night cars. 103; night shirts. 8; pillow
cases, ;>2; abdominal bandages, 77; shees, 17
--bandages (rolled), li
Miss Somniera was ln charge* of the sew
ing, assisted by Mrs. Groat, Mrs. F. W. Mo
Coy. Mrs. Davis, Mrs. Hlnke, Mrs. Duff. Mrs.
Harlow, Mls3 Ross, Miss Fremmlng, Miss
BalsMlie, Mrs. McMlohael, Mrs. Mayo.
Hts Fate Is Cervera Tlinn Belne
John JoTgtnson must stay ln Jail until
such time as he may. under the statute, take
the poor man's oath and free himself. He
has been ordered to pay a flne of $230 or
stay In Jail indefinitely. He had been ac
cused of illegitimate parentage by Hattie
Miller. Jorger.son went to Jail, but he had
friends who wen*, before the county com
missioners and got them to sett'e the matter
for pa. This was opposed by Miss M.ller.
She had trouble in getting her old sweet
heart ln Jail and the did not propose to lose
sight of him at once.
The case was before Judge Dunn yesterday
on a writ ot cortiorarl of the commissioners
Tto wtit was discharged and then the crl- *
glnal proposition of an order .on the sheriff
to show cause why he should not accept tha
$50 and turu the prisoner loose came before
Judge Willis. The order to show cause was
dismissed and Jorgenson sent back to jail.
Soat hall Still tm J» 1 1 .
J. 11. Southall is still waiting for the Kst
of his bondsmen to show up and justify. He
said yesterday that ha could not understand
the delay, but supposed that a man out of
Jail was not half as anxious as the man la
Jail would be. He thought ball would Le
forthcoming before long, though.

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