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™ E ST. PAUL GLOBE
SATURDAY, JANUARY 7, 1899.
Associated Press News.
CITY SUBSCRIPTIONS.
By Carrier" |1 mo I 6 moB lUmw
BaUy onlj (Do $1.86 ♦ * ' 2 '
Daily and Sunday. ..soc 2.76 B• 0 •
Sunday 16c .75 1.1 l
COUNTRY SUBSCRIPTIONS.
* By Mall I 1 mo | 6 me* I jjJggL
Dally only 1. 16c $1.60 $B. JO
Dally aud Sunday.. .SBo 2.00 *• J •
Bunday 7 5 }• * &
Weekly 7 6 I_;JJ>
Kmered at Postotnce at St. Paul. Minn., *•
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cations and make all Remittances payable to
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Jccted manuscripts will not ba returned «*
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BRANCH OFFtCOa.
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SATURDAYS WEATHER.
Fair; Colder.
By th.> United Spates Weather Bureau:
MINNESOTA— Pair; co!<Ur In extreme nor;h
portlon; westerly winds. IOWA —
Fair; we&t to southwest winds. MONTANA —
.-. variable winds. WISCONSIN— Fair;
west to «orthvest winds. NORTH DAKOTA
- Fair; west To southwest winds. SOI'TH
DAKOTA— Pair; west to southwest winds.
YESTERDAY'S TEMPERATURES — SU
T;iui. 8; Dulutn, —2; Hilton. :2: Msmarck,
WilHston. —16; Havre, — 2; Edmont'Mi. 8;
1, — 1:2; Prince Albert. —24; Calgary,
- 6; Medicine Hat, 0: Swift Current, -10;
Qu'Appelle, -Z4; Minnedcsa, —24; Winnlp?^.
Huffal.v 28-28; Chicago, 10-10; Clncinatl,
S4-S0; Montreal, 20-28; Plttsburg, 28-40.
ST. I'Ai L m'REAU— The following taken
ii ' 6:48 p. in. loi-al time tS o'clock Washington
ti:ii") is a relative Statement of the local
Aitions for the twenty-four hours which
eudod when the observations w-^re taken:
Barometer, 30.t»9: urcan temperature, 4; rela
;i\,- humidity, 90; wind at 8 p. m., south;
v other, partly cloudy; maximum tempcra
intmutn temperature, 1; daily range,
Note Barometer corrected for temperature
and elevation. —P. F. Lyons. Observer.
Biff! One Black Eye!
That was a cracking good blow
which Mr. Cleveland landed on the
Imperialistic optic. An "epidemic of
imperialism" he calls the wave of
sentimental hypocrisy that has been
sweeping over the country. It suggests
at once the measles and other infantile
ailments, from which, of course, there
Is hone of recovery always. He points
out that the killing of natives has
from time immemorial been a feature
of territorial expansion, and with de
lightful irony suggests that. If the Fil
ipinos don't like the programme laid
out for their government by the im
perialists, then they should forthwith
be slaughtered, and as for those sanc
tified humbugs who have been push-
Ing the cause of Imperialism along un
der the pretense of christianizing the
natives, why, as the ex-president in
sists, they can certainly devise some
scheme for saving the unprepared souls
of those who fall victims to the epi
demic.
It is blows like these which halt the
attention of the public. It was the
body blow which brought John Bull to
his senses in the Venezuelan affair.
Mr. Cleveland has given the imperial
ista just one biff, straight out from
the shoulder, and land grabbers, colo
nial officeseekers and parsons are all in
a sickly heap.
Score one for Mr. Cleveland.
England in Egypt.
One of the blows for which Europe
lias been waiting has fallen. Lord Cro
iiier. speaking in his official capacity
as the representative of the English
government, has declared a practical
•protectorate over Egypt. Lord Salis
bury, of course, is not committed to
the programme, if it pleases him to re
pudiate the action of his diplomatic
agent, but the attitude of the English
press shows that the declaration was
not casual.
Almost from the time that the guns
of John Bull were trained upon Alexan
dria the diplomats of Europe have rec
ognized that at some time the situa
tion which now presents itself must be
met. Germany, England and France
are the factors in the pioblem, and of
the three Germany may be eliminated.
Ji hn Bull has small reason to expect
opposition from Berlin. The Anglo-
German entente is guarantee of that. It
is upon France that the force of the
blow falls, and from the standpoint of
Paris it is small matter whether the
words of Lord Cromer were the definite
expression of a fixed policy or sent out
as a feeler. In either event France
must resist now or lose the shadow of
power which remains to her along the
Nile.
The real interest in the situation then
is in the attitude of France and not in
that of England. The idea of an Eng
lish protectorate has long been dis
counted. The action of France has been
considered from every posslbla stand
point, but no one has assumed to say
what France would do when the time
for action came. Internal questions
now stil! further complicate the future.
France virtually was ordered out of
Ftishoda and obeyed Lord Salisbury's
mandate. England, with the recent vic
tory in the Soudan to her credit, is
stronger in Egypt than ever before,
while France has to contend not only
with this prestige and her recent dis
play of fear, but also the troubles at
home, which are Ikm- greatest elements
of weakness. Savo in shee.- despera
tion open opposition Is hardly to be ex
pected. England has wisely chosen her
time to enlarge the scope of her influ
ence. If probabilities count for any
thing in the case of France, the near
future will see England not only the
dominant, but the sole power in the
a alley of the Nile.
Gov. Clcugh.
Let it be said that Gov. Clough's
administration is entitled to more com
mendation than the Republican news
papers have seen fit to give it. As for
the governor personally, it may truly
be said that he never forgot a friend
or a foe, and he never hesitated to give
expression to his feelings to both.
When he served notice >n the Minne
apolis newspapers. through The
Glob c. that he guessed he could take
care of Dave Clough without any of
their assistance, he simply expressed
what is in the minds of almost every
body who has had to do with these
particular critics. The Minneapolis
newspapers never made or unmade
anybody.
We hasten to offer our apologies
and our congratulations to Pardon
Commissioner Weiss, whom The
Globe classified as a silver Repub
lican yesterday. Mr. Weiss insists that
he has been a straightout Democrat
always. The error was a natural one.
His propinquity to the genial Towne
may have had something to do with it.
However, it is as Mr. Weiss inferential
ly admits, better to be a Democrat than
• anything else. Here's to you, Weiss.
Don't pardon any Republicans so long
as you hold the k«*ys of the peniten
tiary.
A Hint to Klefer.
Never mind. Mayor Kiefer, If the
Dispatch does have fun with you.
You ought to remember, however, that
you have neglected to do something,
not for the public, from a Dispatch
point of view, but for somebody on the
Dispatch. There are grafters In jour
nalism as well as In every occupation
in life. It is for you to seriously con
sider whether a fiver or a tenner will
do the business. If we wex*e in the
business of running the mayor's shop,
we should by all means make it a ten
ner. A tenner buys twice as much as
a fiver, and then again it is a more
respectable-sounding figure. Even
grafters must hate to be rated at too
small a figure. A Columbus achieved
the feat of making an egg stand on
end. A Kiefer might turn a chair full
of tacks point downward by the use
of a tenner. Try it, your worship.
Undelivered Goods. _
AA'hen an American trader buys a
carload of cattle he expects the deliv
ery of the live stock before he pays
for them. When an American house
wife purchases a tub of butter she
usually settles with the dairyman when
he sets the tub down in her pantry.
When the United States agreed to pay
Spain $20,000,000 for an indefinite num
ber of islands inhabited by an indefi
nite number of races, why was it not
stipulated that this conglomeration of
real estate and dirty humanity should
be handed over to thi3 republic in rea
sonably good order? If Spain isn't able
to deliver the goods, she certainly isn't
entitled to any money for them.
The fact is that Spain sold something
she was in a death struggle to retain;
the United States arranged to pay her
$20,000,000 for taking her place in this
struggle, and la apparently bent on
spending other untold millions in sub
duing a barbaric people whom it will
take a thousand years to civilize.
And for what? Trade? Yes, for
trade, which will inevitably go to that
immense country just to the south of
the Philippines, Australia, which is
thousands of miles nearer the islands
than America, and which has what
they want, l'rom fresh beef and mut
ton to bread, butter and clothing. There
are great prospects for American trade
with the Mongolians on the mainland,
but so little with these hot-blooded isl
anders living under tropic suns that
it is hardly worth considering when we
must get it under competition with
Australia and at the sacrifice of thou
sands of men in field and hospital and
the expenditure of millions of money.
Kisses Sometimes Come High.
Richmond Pearson Hobson, hero of
Santiago bay and osculator extraordi
nary, is in line to pay dearly for his
blissful flight across the continent. So
long as he was a plain hero without
frills, the officers of the navy, superbly
backed by the American peviple, were
willing that he should have anything
from Uncle Sam that he could get, but
when he began to make a pale gray
donkey of himself, and kept it up in
spite of warnings from older heads,
public sentiment and the wearers of
the blue of the navy turned on him
simultaneously. Kisses were followed
by hisses, and now there is a deliberate
attempt to prevent Mr. Hobson from
getting the promised advancement in
the navy. He has a nomination for
lieutenant commander for distinguish
ed bravery, but there is such stubborn
opposition to him among the officers of
the navy that the senate has hesitated
to confirm him. What this organized
opposition to Hobson will amount to is
still an open question, but it has at
least put his rank and salary in jeop
ardy.
"All persons who • * * co-operate
with the government of the United
States to give effect to their beneficent
purposes," etc. — McKinley's procla
mation to the Filipinos. The president
had to wrench the rules of grammar to
make the United States plural, but he
did it, and, as he thus follows in the
steps of Lincoln, if-"with legs that are
painfully short," we trust that those
uneasy persons who violate their gram
mar to make this a nation with a cap
ital N and say "the United States is"
will sit down and keep silence.
When Mr. Stead's "great pilgrimage
of peace through all nations, beginning
at San Francisco and ending at St.
Petersburg," passes through St. Paul,
we expect to see Uncle Joe Wheelock,
Col. George Thompson and Col. Dria
cblt join the imposing procession, arm
in arm. Col. Thompson, In the midst,
as it were, of his two associates.
Attention is called to a communica
tion in another column pointing out
the "commission" feature of the prison
twine bill introduced in the legislature
this week. Pointers such as this on
legislation generally cannot fail to be
productive "of good. The Glob c's col
umns are open to this class of com
munications always.
Where is Moses (D. X.) every even
ing when the light goes out at the
capitol? v
William Potter, of Philadelphia, la to
be made ambassador to Russia. How
little that name sounds like Merriam!
The New York Journal- says Cubans
are food of it. Why doesn't the Jour
nal do something to make Americans
fond of it?
The breaking of records is of infinite
variety. Two husky fellows have Just
broken the traveling record from Daw
son City to Skaguay.
John Wanarnaker haa concluded not
to laugh until he finds out whether or
not Matthew Stanley Quay is sent to
the political rock pile.
The erudite editor of the Minneapolis
Times is respectfully corrected. The
United States paid Russia $7,200,000,
not $7,500,000, for Alaska.
Miss Virginia Fair is two years older
than Willie K. Vanderbilt, but the
$3,000,000 which she brings to him will
easily equal the handicap.
Minneapolis has a decidedly Ver
mont air. The Flour City made over
$85,000 on water last year. That is
probably a great deal mere than it
made on beer.
Apparently the troubles of "Cyrano
de Bergerac" are just beginning, s. E.
Gross, of Chicago, claims to have writ
ten it and has sued Richard Mansfield
for infringement.
The legislative mileage report shows
that the Minneapolis senators uni
formly charged $3 in mileage and that
the Minneapolis representatives quite
"as uniformly charged $3.75. All of
which indicates that a Minneapolis rep-
THE ST. PAUi, UhOliU SATURPAY JANUARY 7, 189 9.
resentatlve In St. Paul feela two and
one-half miles further from home than
does a Minneapolis senator.
Representative Medicraf^ of Roseau
county, ought to do some pretty good
work this session. It costs the state
$■127.00 to bring him here and send him
home.
President Lorenzo Snow, of the Mor
mon church, says polygamy is dead.
Cannot Congressman Roberts do some
thing to make it look less as if it were
alive?
Illinois should make no more fun of
Havana and Santiago until further no
tice. Gov. Tanner was robbed of $580
at Springfield the other evening, and
the next evening the police of Chicago
arrested the United States district at
torney because he looked like a 'bad"
man.
A year ago Admiral Dewey was far
down the list of commodores. He is
now the ranking rear admiral of the
navy. Next year he will be retired,
but the following year the people may
Insist that his retirement does not go
and that he must accept something
better.
Greetings to the Governor.
Gov. Lind's message to the legislature la
more of a business proposition than was ex
pected. Uov. Clough flunked in not giving
the legislature the benefit of his experience
and knowledge of the past. His farewell
message had but little of importance. — Tay
lor's Falls Journal.
• * •
The inaugural message of Gov. Llnd is. on
the v.hole, a very practical and sena'.bla
presentation of his views ou the various pub
lic affairs coming within the 6cope of the
state administration Winona Republican.
• ♦ •
Gov. Llnd haa started out on the right
track by adopting the correct policy and set
ting an excellent example as a good citizin.
The suit of clothes which he wore at his
Inauguration yesterday were made at Man
kato, in a town In his own state over which
he presides as governor. Just as good clothes
can be made in Minnesota as in any of the
Eastern cities. All the Minnesota tailor*
want is a trial to demonstrate the fact. The
governor of Minnesota has set the example.—
Winona Herald.
• • ♦
It was a very gracious act on the part of
St. Paul's leading citizens, that of tender
ing the governor-elect a magnificent and non
partisan reception, and John Lind will repay
them by giving a conservative and business
like administration— an administration for the
whole state, for all the people and for every
interest that goes to make this one of the
greatest states in the Union.— New Ulm Re
view.
• • •
The Republican legislative leaders put
their heads together, and planning to head
off Gar. Lind in his probable recommenda
tions of inquiry into the wheat grading and
binding tsrine scandals, passed a series of
resolutions in caucus pledging the Repub
lican party to remedy all such abuses, if
they exist, and to puaiah th« perpetrators.
Mr. Lind's reference to both matters in his
message is calm and dignified, free from the
sensationalism of the house resolutions and
when even the irrepressible Jaco-bson reads
what Mr. Lind has to say he will be ashamad
of his partisanlsm.— Mankato Review.
• • •
We now bow to Gov. Lind, and with the
opening new year The Times wishes htm a
happy and successful term. He Is practically
tine only non-partisan governor that was
ever elected in the state. We call him non
partisan for the reason that he disclaimed all
and any party affiliation, and should he bring
his views into operation he will probably give
the best satisfaction of any governor.-Morrls
nines.
Churches and Their Work.
The Ladies' Aid Society of the Dayton Av
enue Presbyterian Church held their regular
monthly meeting yesterday afternoon in the
church parlors.
• * »
Yesterday afternoon Mrs. Lyman entertain
ed the ladies of the First Baptist church at
5 o'clock tea at her apartments in the Vir
ginia.
• • *
The Old Ladies' Society of the First Swed
ish Lutheran Church met yesterday with Mrs.
Hultkranz.
• • •
The St. Luke's Aid society met yesterday
afternoon with Mrs. Jurgens, of Nelson ave
nue.
• * •
The Unlversalist Ladles' society will hold
its first meeting of the new year next Tues
day afternoon with Mrs. S. Van Horn, 593
Canada street.
• * *
This afternoon at 2:30 o'clock Mrs. T. S.
Tompkius will present the lesson, "Christ's
First Disciples," at the Sunday School Pri
mary union, at House of Hope church par
lors. Sirs. J. H. Randall will give the normal
lesson.
• • •
The West St. Paul Choral association will
give a sacred cantata, "Light of Life. 1 ' San
day evening, in Clinton Avenue M. E. church.
Rev. Dr. Robert Forbes, of Duluth, will lec
ture at St. Anthony Park M. E. church Mon
day evening on "How Much Is He Worth?"
• * »
A very interesting ceremony took place
last evening at the Church of the Good Shep
herd, Eleventh and Cedar streets. It was
the celebration of the feast of Epiphany, the
manifestation of Christ to the Gentiles. Be
sides the usual illumination In the church,
there were 100 lighted candles to emphasize
the fact of light. The Rev. Mr. Johnson, of
St. John's church, preached an interesting
sermon on "Material Light," and concluded
by connecting it with the spiritual light of
the world, the light of Christ.
After the ceremony in the church the mem
bers of the congregation repaired to the house
of their pastor.
Here there was a iarge cake, which had
been baked especially for the feast and which
contained a ring. During the evening the
cake was cut and the pieces passed around
among the communicants of the church, it
betng the- custom for the one who gets th»
ring to furnish the cake for the next Epiph
any feast. Mrs. M. J. Gorman's piece of
cake contained the ring last night.
After the cutting of the cake a pleasant
social time followed and light refreshments
were served.
• * *
Last evening a social and dance was given
by the young people of Unity church in the
church parlors on Wabasha street. Frappe
was served during the evening. Miss Stebbins
played for the dancing. Those having charge
of the arrangements were: C. C. Townsend,
Mrs. MacLaren, Miss Ellen Wordman, Miss
Willius and Mr. Cramer.
That Prison TTvln* Bill.
To Th« St. Paul Globe:
It might be well for you to take editorial
cognizance of the new prison twino bill, to the
extent of calling public attention to the pro
posed commission of 1 cent per pound, to be
paid to the fortunate individual who might
be selected as salesman. Prison twine sells
itself, whenever it is sold on a par or lower
than the market price, and this commission
would yield $240 per car; which Is as much,
or more, than the retailer, who sells for e.ish,
makes, except in exceptional years, like the
last.
Fifty oars in thirty days— in the season
would be a moderate amount for this sales
man to dispose of, and his "commission of
only 1 cent per pound" would be about fU -
000. Not bad. _ v r
Farlbault, Minn., Jan. 6. 1899.
A Straight Democrat.
To The St. Paul Globe:
Plaaee have correction made from your to
day's editorial. I am a Democrat, now and
always have, been a straight Democrat.
—Jl. C. Wei«3
Duluth, Jan. 6, 18M,
TRADE OUTLOOK GOOD
BRADSTRBKT'S QIOTE.S THE SITU
ATION AS O3fE OF Ctl'IRT, SUS
TAINED STRENGTH
COLLECTIONS ARE PROMPT
Export Trade Contlnnes Well Up t«
the Maximum Fl wares — Reports
From New Greut industries of tho
Country Are Favorable Finish
ed Prodncts, Notably in Steel, in
Brisk Demand.
NEW YORK, Jan. 6.-Bradstreet's
tomorrow will B ay:
The situation is one of quiet, sustain
ed strength. In wholesale and distrib
utive trade annual inventories have
occupied attention, and distribution in
this branch is, therefore, of only sea
sonable proportions. Retail trade re
nects the quieting down of the eager
demand ruling before the holidays, but
it is significant that the majority of
the reports received since Jan. 1 in
this and in the wholesale branch refer
to collections as almost uniformly
good. Export trade, particularly in
cereals, continues well up to maximum
figures, while reports rrom the new
great industries of the country are
favorable. The cruder forms of iron
and steel have been in rather less de
mand this week, at leading centers,
and large orders are few in number,
heavy consumers having pretty well
covered themselves for some months
to come by their liberal buying in De
cember. In finished products, however,
and particularly in steel, rather more
has evidently been doing, this being
reflected both in advances at the East
and the prices of steel rails, steam
beams, plates and sheets. Some heavy
orders for railway account are report
ed booked, and the export trade con
tinues of liberal proportions, partly
aided, no doubt, by the shading in
ocean freight rates occurring during
the past month.
Aside from the aggressive strength
of steel prices, quotations are little
changed from a week ago. Good trad^^
reports, both at home and abroad, and
small receipts, coupled with more out
side speculative interest have made
steadiness in raw cotton prices, while
in manufactured goods all the old
strength is maintained in print cloths,
and some other makes of cotton goods
have been slightly advanced. Returns
as to 1893 trade in most lines have
been favorable, and the opening of
spring trade is awaited with more
tran usual confidence, this feeling be
ing particularly, marked in the lines
above enumerated and in lumber and
agricultural implements.
Bank clearings for the week reflect
exceptionally heavy annual settle
ments in a total of $1,765,900,000, near
ly $40,000,000 larger than ever before
reported; 25 per cent larger than last
year; 24 per cent larger than in thi«
week a year ago:' 54 percent larger
than in 1897; 70 ,per cent larger than
In 1895, and 75 per cent larger than in
1894.
Business failures are exceptionally
small for the opening week of the new
year, numbering only 237, against 218
last week, 333 i n this week a year ago,
488 in 1897, 440 in 1896 and 405 in 1895.
The steadiness of wheat this week,
participated in by other cereals, finds
explanation in continued foreign buy
ing, the strength of the statistical po
sition, the normal time for decreases
in American stock having arrived
with supplies still smaller than at any
corresponding date for ten years past
aided by favorable advices from Ar
gentine, whence minimum estimates
are again arriving. The world's stock
of wheat on Jan. 1, as shown by tele
graph and cable .advices to Brad
street's, gained only 9,700,000 bushels
over Dec. 1, against a gain of 25,000,000
bushels In November; and European
and American stocks combined on Jan.
1, 1899. aggregated only 118,949,000 bush
els, 13,000,000 bushels smaller than on
Jan. 1 last year; 37,000,000 bushels
smaller than on Jan. 1, 1897; 75,000,009
bushels smaller than on Jan. 1, 1896;
86,000.000 bushels smaller than on Jan.
1, 1895, and 93,000,000 bushels
smaller than on Jan. 1, 1894, when the
maximum of stocks in recent years
was reached. Stocks in the United
States east of tho Rockies are the
lightest held for eight years past, and,
with the exception of 1891, are smallest
held for fifteen years past.
The December total of bank clear
ings proved a fitting conclusion to a
year of unprecedented expansion in
many lines, in an aggregate for 77
cities of $7,335,511,222, a gain of 13.7
per cent over November's hitherto un
approached total; of 23.5 per cent over
December, 1897; over' 56.5 per cent over
December 1896 of 51.7 over the same
month of 1894, and of 67,2 per cent over
the same period of 1892. This latter
gain, too, was shown in spite of the
fact that the stock clearing house at
New York city is estimated to have
reduced the volume of yearly clearings
at that city by :$8,000,000,000.
Wheat, including flour, shipments
for the week aggregate 6,628,825 bush
els, against 6;292.625 bushels last
week; 3,481,576 .bushels In the corre
sponding week of 1898; 3,108,688 bush
els in 1897; 3,471,681 bushels in 1896, and
8.587,178 bushels in 1895. Since July 1
this year, the exports of wheat aggre
gate 128,388,977 bushels, against 132,
--■"43,284 bushels last year. Corn exports
this week aggregate 4,844,848 bushels,
against 3,659,745 bushels last week;
3,455,416 bushels in this week a year
ago; 4,819,261 bushels in 1897; 2,626,423
bushels In 1896, and 1,067,406 bushels in
1895. Since July 1, this year, corn ex
ports aggregate 85.793,927 bushels,
against 83,802,736 bushels during the
same period a year ago.
Business failures In the Dominion of
Canada number 26, agafnst 16 last
week. 48 in this week a year ago, 35
in 1897 and 52 in 1896 and 1895.
YEAR BEGINS AUSPICIOUSLY.
Basinesfl Demands That Count Are
Being- Recorded.
NEW YORK. Jan. 6.— R. O. Dun & Co.'»
weekly review of trade tomorrow will say:
The year begins with the kind of business
demands that count. For months there has
been a rising demand for materials, but now
the crowding demand for finished products
begins to advance prices in the Iron and steel
Industry about 1 per cent, without quotable
change in prices, except at the East. Beams
have advanced $2 per ton. angles $1. bars $1
and plates are strong-, with an Australian or
der for 32.000 tons refused at Chicago, because
the works are already overcrowded. Many
thousand cara are covered by orders at Pitts
burg. 10,000 tons of bars are taken for agri
cultural works at Chicago, 10,000 tons of rails
are taken by the Pennsylvania Railroad com
pany. The Midland Railway company, of
Kngland, has ordered , twenty locomotives
from the Ba'dwin, works, and many othar
home and foreign -orders are reported. Tho
demand has neve? been greater at the be
gin aing of the yeiji- than It Is now.
The woolen, ma-niftacturer has a similar em
barra-=sment. While the quotations for wool
by Coates Bros., Philadelphia, average 15. 63 c,
against 20.70 c a year ago. the market Is grad
ually yielding, because the peop'.e appreciate
the magnitude of , the volume of st<»ck on
hand. The Boston Commercial Review re
ports 291.0C0.0C0 pquiids on hand, an increase
of 114,0OO,Oi)0 pound..' f,er the year. Obviously
this means a great from the farms
to mill stocks and feasfeeirn market, but prices
are not yet low enough to encourage !arr;e
buying or consumption by the manufacturers.
The only heavy weight goods yet opened are
at reduced prices, as had b«en expected, and
it is still uncertain how far the trade fot
the coming season may prove satisfactory.
Cotton goods are In fair demand, with cot
ton at 5.87 c. and while nobody cam guarantee
that the price will not go lower, It i 3 be
lieved by competent observers that the mar
ket for goods is so far relieved of accumulat
ed surplus that prices are not likely to de
cline materially even if cotton fall 3.
The movement of cotton thus far indicates
a crop of over 300,0*10 bales larger than that
of la-?t year, in spit? of all natural disposi
tion and concerted pfforts to hoM it back. As
producers are not t! 'is year in unusual* nee<l.
* nwveiueul ao het> > htnfcici «ui> advance
In price, although takings of spinners have
been as large In 1898 as In any other year, and
exports larger Ujan before.
The country is on the up grade, aud th«
men -who expect it to take a downward road
have yet pome time to waJt. There are no
Indications of a reaction, whtdh always fol
lows a large and rapid business recovery, and
existing conditions in the Industry affair* aud
the foreign trade by no raeana forbid the
expectation that it will rival that of 1897 for
several years. Comparison of exports with
imports tftuowe a large amount in favor of thl3
country, and gold exports may at any Umo
begin.
Failures for the week Tiave been 243 in the
United States, against 322 last year, and 24
in Canada, against 32 last year.
BI'IXS DISAPPOINTED.
Pront-Tukina Drove Many to (he
Bear Side in Btoofca.
NEW YORK. Jan. 6.— Bradstreefs financial
review tomorrow will say:
"After the extremely bullish demonstrations
with wiilch last week's speculations closed, it
was expected that the opening of the New
year would be marked by strength of an
equally decided kind. This was only partly
realized, this week, new records as to quo
tation* having been made in many parts of
the stock list, while the trading, particularly
in the last two days, has shown an activity
fully up to the recent 'higher average. There
was, however, some disappointment in Wall
street, because when the stock exchange re
opened after the three days' holiday a dispo
sition to realize profits took place of the ex
pected enlarged public buying demand.
A sensttive money market In Liondon re
sulting in a rather bearish attitude, toward
American stocks there, contributed to the
hesitation which made itself felt in the gen
eral railroad share list here, and which ap
parently caused some of the professional
traders to temporarily take the bear side.
The easing off of quotations on Tuesday and
V\ «toes<s«y throughout the market was not
ait all severe, and In the fa<>e of it the coal
stocks diaplaytd considerable strength, while
certain specialties, like Federal Steel, Brook,
lyn Rapid Trinsit and People's Gas liacJ ef
fective support and made rapid advances
Tt«se movements continued on Thursday by
Vhtoh time the slight hardening of call ioau
rates due 'to the heavy January disbursements
and changing of loans had entirely disap
peared.
"It may be noted that on last Tuesday night
bank clearings were the largest for any day
In the history of the clearing house and that
notwithstanding this the current rates for
call money can hardly be said to have ad
vanced above 4 per cent, while time money
was freely offered and was in as little demand
as ever. London after ruffering eomewhat
from another accession of fears about the re- ■
latlona between Great Britain and France
and from the large calls which the season
naturally brought on the Bank of England
maintained its unfavorable position towards
Americans, which was not improved by the
fact that on Thursday $1,500,000 gold was
taken there in the open market for shipment
to this side. The latter circumstance was
counted here however, among the bullish in
fluences of the moment.
.in'.^i 116 a^ enUon was also paid to the con
tlnued good railroad earnings reports and in
financial and transportation circles stress ia
laid on the general and decided tendency of
of fn?? t ma ° a K er ? to insist on the collection
?L f l* t terlff rates for fr elgat which it is
thought may result in a .permanent restora
tion of char-es to a paying basis. At the
same time the market was more interested
L * .^"'P^tion of various parts of the
list and the position which leading opera
tors and financial Interests are takin# as welt
LWf'^ 8 s^'elopnwmu, and dials now
said to be pending which furnished a basis
for the continued upward movement of eer
r.fiin stocKS.
SENATOR JOE ROACH
IS SANGUINE STILL
MISTOT BANKER AND CATTLEMAN
PREDICTS A FINE YEAR IX
THE TRADE
Former Xorthneld Man Says the
FUckertail State Will Be a 80.
nanza. When Men Learn to Avail
Themselvei of Underlying Wealth
Hon. Joseph Roach, of Minot, a for
mer Minnesotian, was a guest at the
Merchants' hotel yesterday. Mr. Roach
Is president of the First National
bank, at Minot, and is heavily inter
ested in the cattle business at that
place.
_He said: "I regard the outlook from
this year's trade in cattle as very fa
vorable. Of course, the best that can
be expected is that this year's business
will come up to that of last year, as
IS9B was a record breaker. Both cattle
and sheep are very high. The prevail
ing price for mutton and wool Is
higher today than it has been for some
years, and this fact has greatly stim
ulated the ranchmen to continue in
business. Several years ago ranches
were rather a drug on the market,
but the last two years has just placed
all the cattle men on their feet, and I
believe the outlook for the industry
was never brighter.
"Quite a number of ranches have been
established in our vicinity during the
last year, by Eastern people, who
have decided to cast their luck among
the 'cow punchers' and coyotes of the
North Dakota prairie.
"Stock cattle have been very high
during the last two years, and thosa
in the business have found it very re
munerative.
"Some successful experiments are be
ing made in agriculture, which will in
time have a great influence on the
cattle industry.
"Many ranchmen are raising hay and
oats on their land to feed the cattle.
fin this way they keep their cattle
within sight and run no chances of
losing them. Three or four crops of
the Alfalfa hay can be raised in one
year. _^
"There is no doubt that North Dakota
and Montana will in a few years fur
nish a large amount of the export
trade in cattle and sheep. Just at
present the Montana cattle are sent to
other states and rounded out for the
export market, where the facilities are
more adapted to the process. As soon
as the range men mix agriculture with
the cattle business, they can breed
the finest sheep and cattle in the
world."
• • *
J. J. Desmond, advertising manager
of the West Superior Telegram, was
in the city yesterday on business. He
says business has been excellent dur
ing the holiday season, and last fall
there was a noticeable picking up 'in
all branches of industry located at the
head of the lakes.
• • •
John Haggart, United States mar
shal for North Dakota, was in town
yesterday. .
FINE ART LECTURES.
Fred Hover Allen Begins His Conrie
This Evening.
Frod Hovey Allen, of Buslon, will de
liver tonight the first of a series of
three lectures under the auspices of the
Society of Fine Arts, which are to be
given at the People's church Saturday
pvenings this month. Th-2 topic of to
rlght'S lecture will ba "Vienna; Its
Art and Architecture."
TAX ON INTELLIGENCE.
Gen. Brooke Makes a Move In the
Educational Line.
HAVANA. Jan. 6.— Gov. Gen. Brooke
Is penetrating the fringe of the educa
tional question. Today he learned that
diplomas to graduates of the University
of Havana were signed under the late
regime by the captain general and sub
jected to a tax of $450 each. He has
Issued instructions to the rector of the
university and the directors to grant
diplomas hereafLer without a diploma
tax. Three hundred young men are
now in attendance at the university.
The United States guards at San
Severano fortress, Matanzas, found a
prisoner In an obscure cell who had
been three days without food. The
Spaniards had neglected to release him.
Gen. Maximo Gomez has arrived at
Remedlos.
Prince Bianiarek'n Memoir*.
BERLIN. Jan. B.— The Zukunft announces
this morning that tT.e third part of Prince
Bismarck's memoirs, dealing fully with his
rtsipiiati-on of the ohanceliorate. have been
pi ir. ted, Lut cannot yet b« published.
FAVOR FT. SILLING
SEVENTH INFANTRY HEADQUAR
TERS MAY BE LOCATED AT
THE ST. PAUL STATION
THIRD GOES TO MANILA
Indian Uprising* Considered More
Probable in Territory Governed
From Fort Snelling Than Else
where, Hence the Probability of
It Becoming' an Important Post——
Army Corps to Be Disbanded.
WASHINGTON, Jan. 6.— Gen. Corbln
has Issued preliminary orders with a
view to sending the Thirty -first Michi
gan volunteers, now at Knovllle, Term.,
to garrison duty In the province of*
Santa Clara, Cuba. The quartermas
ter's department has been directed to
secure transportation from Savannah
for this regiment before the end of
next week.
The war department has determined
to utilize the Seventh Infantry, now at
Fort Wayne, Mich., to guard the im
pertant army posts soon to be vacated
by the dispatch of regiments to the
Philippines and other distant stations,
and will distribute the companies of
that regiment as follows: Two com
panies to Fort Sheridan, 111., to replace
the Fourth infantry; one company to
Fort Snelllng, Minn., to replace the
Third infantry; one company to Co
lumbus Barracks, 0., to replace the
■Seventeenth infantry; one company to
Fort Crook, Neb., to replace the Twen
ty-second Infantry; one company to
Fort Thomas, Ky., four companies to
Fort Brady, Mich., and two companies
will remain at Fort Wayne.
HEADQUARTERS AT SNEX.LING.
It is possible that three companies
assigned to Fort Brady may be trans
ferred to Fort. Snelling on account of
the greater likelihood of Indian up
risings In that neighborhood. In that
event the headquarters will also go to
Fort Spelling. It is intended that this
distribution of the Seventh infantry
shall continue for at least one year.
Several Important retirements in the
army will occur during the current
year. Brig. Gen. Stanton, paymaster
general, will retire on the 30th inst. ;
Brig. Gen. Flagler, chief of ordnance,
June 4; Brig. Gen. Sumner, in August
next, and Brig. Gen. Shafter, Oct. 6.
Secretary Alger will soon issue an or
der formally disbanding the seven
army corps organized during the war.
These corps are still in existence, but
the dispatch of troops to Cuba and
Porto Rico has so reduced the force
of several of them that only a few
regiments represent a corps. The First
and Seventh corps are now in Cuba,
but as the island has been subdivided
into seven departments the corps are
practically no longer recognized as
such. The Second and Fourth corps,
whose headquarters are at Augusta,
Ga., and Huntsville, Ala., are practi
cally disbanded.
DISOHAHGBS TO BE GRANTED.
Instructions have been given to all
commanding officers of regiments to
grant discharges to such enlisted men
who request it, and who enlisted In the
regular army for one year. The six
regiments which are going to the Phil
ippines are especially receiving the at
tention of the department in this re
spect, and before they start the regi
ments will be made up of men who
have enlisted for three years. The
officials have found that the men are
making money by applying for dis
charges and then securing clothing
and travel' allowance. When discharg
ed and after the receipt of their al
lowances, they apply for re -enlistment
for three years and obtain the advan
tage of increased pay.
GARRISON FOR SNELLING.
Three Companies of the Seventh
Regiment Will Be Sent Here.
Gen. Bacon yesterday afternoon re
ceived a dispatch from Washington
stating that three companies of the
Seventh Infantry would be sent to Fort
Snelling Instead of only one, as was at
first planned. The news was satisfac
tory to Gen. Bacon, who felt that one
company would prove a small force
to garrison Snelling. The dispatch did
not state when the troops would ar
rive here, nor was there any informa
tion obtained during the day as to the
departure of the Third.
The work of equipping the regiment
for its campaign in the Philippines
progresses as rapidly as the necessary
equipments arrive from the East. They
are being delivered quite rapidly now,
and it will be but a short time before
the regiment will be In shape for the
transports.
Nearly all the men who have been
discharged under the terms of their
enlistment as recruits at the beginning
of the war have received their money.
The last batches are expected to call
for their pay today. Maj. Cummings
yesterday said he would be glad when
the work of paying off was ended. Ev
ery man entitled to pay gets it from
Maj. Cummings in cold cash. It iq
easier to pay in cash than by checks,
the process being lesg complicated.
Lieut. Steele. chief mustering officer,
returned from Fargo yesterday and
reported for duty, but he was imme
diately obliged to go to his home in
this city, as he was suffering from a
severe attack of grippe. He said he
hoped to be on duty today.
Company G, which haa been at
Walker since the Indian outbreak of
last October, has been ordered to leave
and will arrive at the fort in a few
days. They will leave their camp
equipage at Walker for the use of
their successors and will be furnished
with new outfits before leaving with
their regiment.
Lleuf". Nuttman, Fourteenth infan
try, will accompany the Third to Ma
nila and there report to his superior
officers. He will arrive at Fort Snell
ing in a day or two.
NEW YORK POISONING.
Some Important Yew Developments
Are Reported.
XBW YORK, Jan. 6. — These new
points were developed today in the
poisoning mystery: Prof. Withaus
found that Kutnow's powder was mix
ed with cyanide of mercury in the false
brorao seltzer bottle sent to Harry Cor
nish—the mixture which killed Mm.
Adams. This Is considered mist im
portant, as making absolutely certain
that the sender of the poison to Cor
nish was one and the same with tiio
sender of cyanide of mercury to Henry
Crossman Barnett in a Kutnow's pow
der box.
COMMISSJON"ORGANIZES.
A. K. Telsbers Holds His Position
at Least for a Year.
Railway Commissioner Rlngclal yes
terday entered formally upon his du
ties with his brother commissioners.
He has occupies" a desk In the com
missioners' office several days, but It
was not until yesterday that he was
regarded as a working member of the
board.
In the afternoon, after dinner, the
commissioners met and organized for
the ensuing year. There were present
Commissioners Becker, Mills and
Ringdal. Judge Mills was unanimous
ly re-elected chairman of the board,
and A. K. Tiesberg was re-elected sec
retary without opposition
The "commissioners have a number of
matters in hand which have been
awaiting the organization of the new
board for consideration and these will
now be taken up and disposed of The
commission is to decide the New L'lrn
hard coal rate case, the La Prairie
depot matter and seveYal other ques
tions of more or less moment. It is
cx P ec " ted that early In the week they
will discuss the question of appoint
ments. There are a number of em
ployes about the board headquarters
who are now on the anxious seat.
Becker is the pivotal member of the
board.
HAVE A COMPLAINT.
Dealers In Hardwood Claim That
Chicago Men Are Beln X Favored.
A committee appointed at the state
convention of the dealers in hardwood,
consisting of J. Newton Nind, M. h!
Coolidgo and D. F. Clark, Minneapo
lis, and W. C. Stanton and A. E. Rob
flnson, St. Paul, met yesterday after
noon and prepared a statement which
shows that the railroads are not only
giving Chicago the benefit of cheaper
rates, but the classification of lumber
to points in the Northwest la unsatis
factory. It was decided to ask freight
officials of lines in this territory to
meet with the committee In the near
future and discuss the subject with a
view to removing the causes for com
plaint.
One of the several complaints is that
the hardwood lumber dealers in On
tario have asked that the rates be
reduced to the same basis as pine
lumber. This would result In giving
the Ontario dealers an advantage over
dealers here in competing for Manito
ba trade. The American roads will be
asked to protect the trade here in its
competition with Canadians who get
reduced rates for Canadian railroad
lines.
TO PRISON FOR LIFE.
Fate of the Spanish General Who
Surrendered Ponce.
MADRID, Jan. 6.— C01. Julian San
Martin, who was in command of the
Spanish garrison at Ponce, Porto Rico,
whon the United States troops under
Gen. Miles landed in the island, and
who abandoned the place without re
sistance, has been sentenced" to Impris
onment for life. He will be Incarcerat
ed at Ceuta, the Spanish penal colony
in Morocco, opposite Gibraltar.
BQILER~ EXPLODED.
Ten Persons Were Killed and Forty
Badly Injured.
LONDON, Jan. 6.— A big. boiler being
tested in Hewitt's ship building yards,
at Barking, burst today and the su
perintending engineer and eight men
were killed. About forty persons were
injured, some fatally. The bodies of
the dead were frightfully mutilated.
The whole ship building works wax
wrecked. A lady was found dead 300
yards from the scene of the disaster.
A number of men and boys are miss
ing. The windows In hous.es a half
mile away were shattered.
PLUNGER GILLETTS WIFE.
She Is Now Probably With Her Hus
band in Mexico).
EL PASO, Tex., Jan. 6.— > Mrs. Grant
G. Gillett, wife of the Kansas cattle
plunger, arrived in El Paso today, ac
companied by her son, Mrs. Baskins,
of Chihuahua, and a young man sup
posed to be Mrs. Gillett's brother. Ha
registered the party at the Pierson ho
tel as C. H. Bronson, wife, child and
maid. Gillett did not meet his wife
here or in Juarez, where the party took
the Mexican Central this afternoon for
Chihuahua.
VICEROY CURZON.
He Is Inducted Into Office With Ira.
preKKlve Ceremonies.
CALCUTTA, Jan. 6.— Lord Curzoe
of Kedleston formally assumed th«
viceroyalty of India. A large gather-
Ing at Government house witnessed th«
ceremony. At 9:30 o'clock the new vice
roy proceeded with his guards to the
throne room, where he shook handrf
with the Earl of Elgin, the retiring
viceroy, with the latter's family, aides
de-camp, the members of the council,
and with the lieutenant governor and
others. Gen. Sir William Lockhart.
the commander-In-chlef of the British
forces in India, then formed Lord Cur
zon's procession, and the whole party
proceeded to the council room, where
the impressive royal warrant appoint
ing Baron Curzon of Kedleston vice
roy of India was read. There the cere
mony, though formal, was most strik
ing, the brilliant uniforms of the of
ficials and the foreign consuls lending
much color to the scene. Lady Curzon
was among those present.
West Virginia S>enatorshlp.
CHARLESTON', W. Va., Jan. B.—Congress
man C. P. Dorr, who arrived here tonight
announced to a number of friends his can
didacy for tho tnited States senate. Mr.
Dorr claims to have secured enough votes to
cause a deadlock in the legislature.
Oyster Bed* In Dauger.
♦ i, TA F« OJ u A ' Waßh -- Jan - 6— Oyster men claim
that if the present rtege of cold weather con
tinues, cultivated oyster beds on Puget sound
and Willapa harbor, valued at nearly $l 000 -
000, will be ruined.
An American Decorated.
PARIS. Jan. 6.— George B. Daramben, an
American, who Is prominent in French-
American circles here, has been decorated
by the minister of foreign affairs. M. Delca?« >.
with the cross of the Legion of Honor.
Miss Newson'n Coarse Be*lna.
Miss Mary J. Xewson will open her classes
in English literature this morning at 10:30
at the high school. The subjects for the win
ter are: Chaucer. Shakespeare, .Milton.
Wordsworth, nyron and Shelley, Burns
and Scott. Tenuyson, Browning, Kipling.
TELEGRAPHICBREVITIES.
BOSTON, Mass., Jan. 6.— Creditors of the
Assabet company held a meeting today and
appointed a committee to examine the af
fairs of the corporation.
KEOKUK. 10., Jan. 6.— A union meeting of
fourteen Proteetcnt churches, held hern today,
unanimously adopted a protest to congress
against seating Congressman-elect Roberts of
Utah.
DES MOIXES. 10., Jan. B. —Milton Remley,
attorney general for lowa, today refused to
pay the 50 cent war revenue tax on his of
ficial bond. He holds that the federal govern
ment has no right to tax a state officer and
proposes to make a test ctse.
NEW YORK. Jan. 6.— The advisory commit
tee of Plymouth church, Brooklyn, tonight,
after hearing the report of the subcommittee
chosen to select a Dastor to succeed Dr. Ly
man Abbott, unpnimously recommended that
the Rev. Newe'.l Uwistfit Hills, D. D., of Chi-
Ogo, be called to the pastorate.
NEW YORK. Jan. 6.— A special from Wash
ington says the president ha? practically
selected William Potter, of Philadelphia, for
ambassador to Russia.
WASHINGTON, Jan. 6.— Consul General
Gcodnow. of Sbaughai, writes to a correspond
ent in New York strongly recommending an
Amoriean-Chirwrae exposition in Shanghai.
ST. MICHAEL, Azor«=- Islands, Jan. 6.-Thn
steamer Catania, reported sighted in distress
by the steamer Mesaba, has arrived here.
PORTLAND, Or.. Jan. 6.— Snow has fallen
over the entire Pacific Northwest. The dopt'i
varies from six Inches in the valleys to sev
eral feet In the foothills and mountains.
DEATHS OF A DAY.
KAROO. N. D.. Jan. 6.— R. W.
senior engineer on the Dakota division of the
Northern Pacific, died of apoplexy at noop
tcday, while sitting In a chair at home. He
was formerly master mechanic at Brainerd
and was prominent in Masoulc circles.
LANCASTER. Pa., Jan. 6.— Edwin W.
Grantz, private of Company K. Thirty-fifth
Michigan volunteers, died last evening of
lung trouble, following typhoid feT«c.

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