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A Jurist's Opinion.
The - of United States Su
preme Court Justice John M. Harlan
Bt the meeting of the Young Men's
!.ii rarj Society of the New York
Presbyterian Church, at 'Washington,
D. C, nn Tuesday evening last, on the
subject of territorial expansion, were
Bomewha.l surprising, not at all because
of their profundity of reasoning, but on
ai count of their untimeliness and evi
dent impropriety.
The treatment of the Philippine isl
ands, in their future relations with the
government of the United States, as
v ,'!l as the treatment of all subjects,
and points of subjects, associated with
the existing craze for expansion, bear
ing upon the linking to the territory
of the United States of America of
other territory hitherto unidentified
with the physical system of this coun
try, is likely to become prominent as
matter for decision by the supreme
court of the Union. No member of
that court who expects or desires to
take an honored place In the future
history of that tribunal should so far
forget himself as to express an opinion,
even thoush it should be extra-judicial,
on so delicately technical a point as
that involved in Justice Harlan's dis
cussion in the incident mentioned.
J^!ice Harlan's speech is regarded
as 'unusually significant," especially
in view of Senator Hoar's recent dis
cussion of the constitutionality of an
nexation and a colonial policy. Cer
tainly the dogmatic style of speech
' adojned by the supreme court jurist In
this case supplies reasonable grounds
for the criticism noted. He is reported
as saying, in the first person:
1 assume we have the Philippines, and I
cay keep them, for th 6 present, at any rate,
and until we know where we are. We must
look into this matter. We cannot do it at
once. We must determine what la our duty
to that pe.iple. If upon investigation the
Filipinos are found to have a government of
their own, and want it, let them have it, re
quiring them to pay us the J20.000.00u we have
padd to Spain and leave us one island for a
naval station.
But this country has digested a good many
sorts ol people. When we got Louisiana we
got a territory full ot Frenchmen and a vast
territory full of Indians. All sorts of trouble
was then predicted. People asked, "How can
we assimilate these people?" but we have
done it. Waen we acquired Florida it was
said there was no one there except Spaniards.
When we got Now Mexico and California only
Spaniards were there. Mr. Carnegie saya it
is impossible to digest the Filipinos. Well,
this ■• lUntry has digested Mr. Carnegie, arvi
if there is any class of people hard to digest
it is that class to which our pastor here be
longs—the Scotch-Irish. But we have taken
thi m in, and they, have exerted a wonderful
Influence. When we have taken these islands
i;. the whole world will take off its hat to the
Cnltcd States.
We have reached a period when we do not
care w lat any nation on earth thinks about
our politics. We have reached a period when
r.o nation on earth will s> ek a controversy
with us. We mu=t have a powerful navy,
and I am not afraid that this American people
will not be equal to any emergency that ntny
arise. We are as pure and chaste hi our
thoughts today as at any period of our his
tory-indeed, more co than ever before. This
natJ in car s nothing for military gljry^ has
no desire for the conquest of territory.
The speech of Justice Harlan is "im
usually significant,'' not alone in view
i ;' Senator Hoar's recent discussion,
but as an evidence of extreme inde
eorousness and impropriety flowing
:t the lips of a justice of the su
preme- court of the land, and that, too,
in advance of the regularly appointed
judicial arguments in the case.
Andrew Carnegie is an American
citizen, and an exceedingly successful
one, under the beneficent laws of the j
country, which have in the past pro- I
tected him in his flights on the wings
of material fortune. But does the fact
that Mr. Carnegie now happens to dif
fer from Justice Harlan and his own
political party, which elevated the lat
ter to his place as a jurist, afford
apology for so mean a sneer as that
embodied in the above tiuoied speech
of a justice of the supreme c urt of
the United States, against a man of
affairs, the trial of whose causes, in
the process of legal procedure, may
come next month before that body, of
which the Kentucky jurist is a mem
Upon one occasion. President Lincoln,
early in his administration, and before
his personality was easily identified in
Washington, called at the house of Gen.
Wmfield Scott, to discuss with him
a certain urgent movement of the
aimy. It was barely daylight, and a
staff officer, already up and on duty,
refused to admit the tall, lean man
wearing a long linen duster and. a
stovepipe hat of the old time degree of
elevation of crown. Mr. Lincoln
promptly said: "Tell Gen. Scott the
president of the L'niled States wants
to see him." The staff officer was be
fuddled, and when Gen. Scott appeared
attempted an explanation. Lincoln's
temper was a little ruffled, but the old
general, looking at the long figure ar
rayed in the silk hat and linen duster,
quietly- smiled as he said: "Mr. Presi
dent, I cannot blame the major for
mistaking you for some one who had no
business here. 'There is a dignity doth
hedge a king.' Do you think that the
manner in which you appeared is cal
eulated to command respect for you as
president of the United StaUs?"
The president proffered his hand to
Gen. Scott, and thence with an apology
to the staff major. He observed the
lesson afforded and won, of course, the
respect of both.
The people of this country have just
ly come to highly regard not only the
I'r.ited States supreme court as a body,
Inn its individual members with an
exalted degree of respect. The decis
ions of that court are accepted patri
otically and meekly as the highest in
the land. It is possessed of the dignity
Of a ruler. Some things which ap
peared as great political breathes in
the past have been submitted to be
cause of the sources whence the de
i isi.m.s emanated. The Dred Scott de
cision; the overthrow of the habeas
corpus act during the Civil war; the
d( cision in the greenback case, while
Salmon P. Chase, the author of the
original measure, was the chief jus
tin'; the participation of the supreme
court in the cancellation of Samuel
J. Tilden's right to his seat as presi
dent of the United States following his
election in 1876; the decision, and even
the redeclston of the court in the mat
ter of the legality of the income tax law
in 1894; all these points of straining
popular opinion have not detracted
from the general confidence of the
community in the Judgments of that
high court.
But all these judgments have suc
ceeded arguments. The unwarranted
and unbecoming attitude of Justice
Harlan in the extra-judicial utterance
above noted will certainly, In the light
of history, be properly measured as an
act unbecoming the dignity of a mem
ber of the court. Meanwhile the coun
try will probably take care of the Fili
pinos; Mr. Carnegie has proven his
ability to take pretty good care of
himself; but those who have the dig
nity of the supreme court of the United
States at heart ought to try to do a
little looking out for the dignity of
Justice Harlan. Of course nothing said
here can be accepted as in the nature
of contempt of court. The talking on
both sides is out of court, but all opin
ions, whether of national or interna
tional bearing, would better be uttered
by a majority of that tribune than by
individual members thereof on occa
sions of young men's literary meetings.
Besides, the principle introduced by
Justice Harlan in this case presents
the young literary men in a somewhat
awkward light.
Rapid Fire Supplication. >■
Sixtfen thousand prayers are being
said daily for the benefit of Milwau
kee. Within a week the number is ex
pected to be 100,000. After that the
total Is merely a matter of geometric
progression and religious zeal. The
supplications offered up for the re
ligious welfare of the Wisconsin me
tropolis may range anywhere from one
to one hundred million. Rev. C. P.
Maisden, of the Grand Avenue Metho
dist church, of Milwaukee, Is the genius
behind this rapid-fire attack upon the
throne of grace. The Idea came to the
mind of the Rev. Mr. Maisden that
Providence was not paying the proper
amount of attention to Milwaukee,
and he applied the endless chain let
ter idea to prayers for a revival. His
original plan was to make it an exclu
sively Methodist campaign, but more
liberal ideas prevailed. The whole
world was invited to furnish ammuni
tion, and the prayers are for the gen
eral good of the city which a certain
brand of beer made famous.
The effect of a devotional lobby on
so large a scale is still a matter of con
jecture, but, assuming the efficacy of
prayer, the selfish side of the brilliant
idea Is the one that is most apparent.
Milwaukee may, and probably does,
need a religious awakening, but if re
viving grace is to be poured Into Wis
consin in answer to the requisitions
of some millions of petitioners, how
about Chicago, Kansas City, Dodge
Center and Minneapolis? The powers
of evil are proverbially active, and
while the forces for good are massing
for an advance on Milwaukee, is there
not danger of a flank movement? It
is well enough to regenerate Milwau
kee, but there are others.
Wouldn't it be a good thing if the
Democrats of the house should agree
to go out and take the air whenever a
partisan measure like that introduced
by Mallette, of Mille Lacs, is again up
for consideration? Here was a meas
ure whose intent was to cut In half the
salary of a local Judge because that
gentleman had opposed the gentleman
from Mille Lacs who does the house
the great honor of serving as one of
its members. It was kissed through
without opposition, and the Democrats
are recorded In its favor. Truly the
Democrats might as well be airing
themselves outside as pretending to
i represent Minnesota constituencies in
side. Wake up, gentlemen, or some
cartoonist will certainly picture you
some day as a lot of jackasses— and
very properly, too.
Three more appointments were made
by the governor yesterday, which were
promptly confirmed. Heinrich, of Min
neapolis, Democrat, was selected for
the office of oil inspector, and Johnson,
Silver Republican, of New Ulm, for the
post of state librarian. The latter, like
tiie appointment of Ekman in the bank
examiner's office, is strictly a personal
affair, both gentlemen being friends of
the governor. George H. Goodrich, of
Anoka, was selected as a member of
the -state board of pharmacy, an im
portant office. All three of these gen
tlemen can be trusted to discharge" the
duties of their offices in a way that will
bring no reflection upon the adminis
Does anybody want to eat Philippines
with us?
Probably Wisconsin will settle its
own Quarles.
Probably nobody hates rain Just
now more than the curlers.
Even Gen. Miles didn't know he was
so many varieties of a liar.
Gen. Miles talks too much and Gen.
Fagan a great deal too much.
Sharkey leads all the other pugilists
in one thing— knowing enough Jo keep
reasonably quiet after he has been in a
Probably the Minneapolis council
ought to be armed. Its members are
not safe with one another.
The work of the Indiana legislature
appears to be to "work" the people of
Indiana. The. *c are others.
And then, again, probably senator
ships will get so high in Montana that
only now and then a man can be found
with a suflleiently largo stack of fhou
sand-dollar bills to take one.
Perhaps the Filipinos want us to send
the-m over a shipload of mince pies,
cold bottles and hot birds. They have
only to speak — and then guess again.
Why, dear Mr. Heatwole, beautiful
congressman from the Third Minnesota
district, do you oppose placing the cen
sus takers under civil service rules?
Are not the young men who support
you every two years, heaven knows
why, able to read and write as well as
their Democratic and more discrimi
nating neighbors?
The Minnesota house spent yester
day firing darts at the Minneapolis
Journal. As each member gets $5 a
day and there are 119 members in the
house, it is easy to figure that this lit
tle by-play cost the state $595— far too
much money to spend on a newspaper
of the political standing of the Jour
Epistfes to St. Pau/.
He was hurrying up Wabasha street like
a fire engine on a six-eleven summons. Sud
denly he stopped. His swinging arms drop
ped limp at his side. He seemed paralyzed.
"What's tfee matter, old man?" asked a
friend, coming up just then. ,
The other seemed to wake. "Oh," he re
plied, "nothing serious. I was just hurrying
over to Minneapolis to strike a party over
there for a job when 1 happened to think it
was Friday and the 13th of the month."
So they went in and waited till today.
• * •
Bishop Shanley was in town a few day.
ago, and after being on the train all night
found that a shave was necessary to the
preservation oif his clerical appearance. He
dropped into a local shop and ensconced him
self in one of the chairs. The barber, know
ing him to be a dignitary of the church,
was particularly enthusiastic In his applica
tion of lather. Finally he started the razor
over the bishop's face.
As the steel edge was lifted from its sheath
of soap suds the bishop inquired, pleasant
ly enough:
"Haven't you shaved me before?"
The barber was elated. It was enough to
shave, such a prelate once, but when the ec
clesiastic not only remembered him, but the
delicacy of his stroke, he was lifted to the
highest exultation.
"Where was it?" he asked, professing to
be unconcerned.
"I don't remember," replied the bishop,
"but would you mind stropping that razor
up a little more."
And the tonsorial artist collapsed.
—The Philistine.
Gov. Lmd Makes a Hit.
"The message of Gov. Lind is declared on
all hands to be the ablest, state document for
many years, if not in the history of the state.
It has had a wider publication, no doubt,
than any previous state paper. It was printed
entire by the state weekly press, regardless
of party connections, as well as by all the
state dailies. Besides summaries were sent
by the Associated Press and the special
newspaper correspondents. It Is estimated
that the message entire went to more than
500,000 subscribers of daily and weekly pa
pers. — Jordan Independent.
• » *
The message of Gov. Lind has proved a
disappointment to his admirers. It was ex
pected that he would recommend some radi
cal legislation, but on the contrary the rec
ommendations were very mild and conserva
tive. Of course, when an executive recom
mends the probing after stocks, bonds, etc.,
for taxable purposee he strikes a popular
chord among the people, but this was re
ferred to in such an even-tempered manner
that it does not indicate anything but a
grandstand play. — Worthington Advance.
• • •
Gov. Lind's message did not partake of so
much sensationalism as It did of practical
common sense. He confined himself entirely
to state issues and made many recommenda
tions in line with Republican policy. Thoso
who looked for a wild, sensational attack on
capital were thoroughly disappointed.—Janes
vllle Argus.
• * *
That message of Gov. Lind contains some
good suggestion's that a Republican legisla
ture will undoubtedly enact Into laws. In
fact the Republicans have tried It at various
sessions in the past, but somehow the pro
posed reforms have fallen by the wayside.
Gov. Lind is not so "worse."— Preston Times.
• • •
John Lind has delivered himself of the
long-looked-for message, which proved to be
a great surprise to the Republicans on ao
count of its good, sound sense and non-parti
san tone. A surprise to the Demo-Pops be
cause devoid of that clarion partisan, ring
so commonly heard from the lips of all rad
ical leaders. Give "Honest John" a chance.
He is doing all right at far. — Morr)s Repub
• • •
Talking about Gov. Lind shaping things to
make political capital out of them— great
goodness, the opposition have not slept a
wink since the election of the new governor,
so busy have they been in hatching up
schemes for political purposes. — Lake Crystal
• • •
If Gov. Lind had not succeeded to the po
sition h6 now holds, do you suppose for a
moment that about all the wealthy and In
fluential citizens who turned out to greet him
ait his reception and shake his hand
would even have looked at him if de
feated? Nit. Yet Mr. Lind is as gocd as
any of them. — Lake Crystal Union.
» • •
John Lind was inaugurated governor of
Minnesota last Wednesday. He gave at the
same time his inaugural address or message
to the legislature. We publish the same in
this issue in slightly abridged form.^ His
message is conservative, sound and able,
and even in the rankest opposition organ.
It is commented on favorably. The new gov
ernor is so far getting very fair treatment
all around.— Litchfield Independent.
* * *
Gov. Lind has given notice that he will
veto deficiency appropriation bills. He is
right, if he will do so. Half the steals are j
made by getting a small appropriation and
trusting to a deficiency bill.— Taylor's Fall.
* * *
Gov. Lind in his message to the legislature,
recommends the lowering of the tax rate.
This will meet with the approval of every
citizen of the state irrespective of party, as
the taxes have not been the least of the
troubles of the people of the state.— Waseca
* • •
All the appointments made by Gov. Lind
so far have met with general favor, yet none
more so than that of Martin F. McHale for
labor commissioner. He is a bright young
man, a stonemason by trade, a life-long
union man, a gentleman and a scholar. He is
the brother of a prominent lawyer of Min
neapolis, and has himself studied law to
some extent. — Maple Lake Messenger.
* * *
Gov. Lind's message to the legislature
proved to be much more- conservative in tone
than had been expected from many of his
utterances during the campaign, and thi3
proves that, with a Republican legislature
opposed to him, the new governor h a s the
sense to see that any radical ideas would not
only fail of passage, but would really weaken
his position, before the people. Gov. Lind
finds himself in a trying position at best. —
Sherburne County Star-News.
* » •
John Lind has been the chief executive of
Minnesota for a week and there are no signs
of a reign of anarchy. Uncle Sam has not
driven the state out of the Union, the barons
of the money power have not seen fit to
withdraw their riches and there are really
indications that the awful disasters and wreck
predicted by the Hannicrat organs in case
of the election of a free silver governor will
not occur, after all.— Freeborn County
Dramatic and Musical.
Well, how did you like it? For of course
you were there. Everybody seemed to be, and
the second regular concert in the Public
Library-Schubert club series was an unqual
ified success. True, there were a few vacant
seats, but they were those side gallery seats
where nobody likes, to -,Klt during a concert.
But everything el«f e was filled. Even, the
soul that craves music was filled. Then, too,
it was a "home" concert, for the singers
were our own. George Hamlin calls Chicago
his home, but he was adopted into St. Paul's
family when he sang his way into their
hearts a year ago, and so he was no stranger.
The others are proud to claim this music
loving city as home. Miss Gordon and Miss
Pottgieser and Mr. Colville are with us all
the time and are appreciated fully at home.
Oh. no, Mr. Ober-Hoffer is' not a Minnea
politan. He is just unfortunate enough to be
staying there for a time. (He has done good
work for many years In this city, while liv
ing here and since his sojourn in the village .
up the river. And the chorus and orchestra,
home talent, again, and last night demon
strated that it was good talent, too. Even
our popular manager, the urbaroe and ener
getic Feldhauser, is home talent.
And such an audience Large and fashion
able, musiic-loving and music-appreciating,
but just a little late in arriving
You heard the concert and it does not need
a criticism. Weren't you surprised at the ex
cellent work of the new Schubert orchestra in
that opening number, Leutner's "Festival
Overture." Mr. Ober-Hoffer and the musi
cians had evidently worked faithfully and
well, and the smoothness and precision of the
opening orchestral number was continued
throughout the instrumental part of the pro
The chorus was good in Cowen's Bridai
Chorus from "Rose Maiden," but better in
Reinecke's "Evening Hymn," where Mr Ham
lin's sweetly sympathetic tenor was first
heard, but he was heard to better advan
tage In his solo number "Es Blinkt der
Than," by Rubinstein, to which he was made
to give a bright Italian encore In fact, ho
did the encore so well he had to repeat It.
Probably the most popular orchestra num
ber was the German suite of dances, the
light tripping movement, the gliding languor
ous dance and the brisk and uneven country
dance, where you seemed to hear the German
guttural sounds In the throats of the dancers
as they romped past. Didn't you notice that?
The second part of the programme was a
reminder of the Persian Garden in the sense
that it was a song cycle, although it Is-called
a cantata. "The Swan and the Skylark"
contains some of Goring Thomas' best work,
and it was beautifully given last night, so
far as the soloists and most of the choruses
are concerned. Occasionally there was a
little slowness of attack by the chorus, but
generally their work was smoothly and prop
erly well done. The opening bass solo by
Mr. Colville was one'of the most artistic
bits of the entire evening, revealing not only
the richness and resonance of this popular
baritone, but in the coloring and shading to
bring out more clearly, the meaning of the
works, it showed how much he has gained
by his recent study in London. The tenor
solo, the farewell song, however, was one of
the most popular parts of the cantata, and
Mr. Hamlin and the chorus were made to re
peat the closing stanzai which would have
taxed a less vigorous voice. Even this some
what severe passage failed in the least to
mar the beauty of tone and sympathstic qual
ity of Mr. Hamlin's, voice. Miss Pottgieser
and Miss Gordon were received with applause
and their solos were in part repeated before
the audience would be satisfied. A good so
prano voice, artistically handled, 13 always
a delight, but Miss Gordon's voice Is so pure
and her art so near perfect that a musical
St. Paul audience never hears enough, de
manding ever more. Miss Pottgieser's rich
contralto seems constantly to grow In power
and sweetness, and her solo work was ex
Churches and Their Work.
The Norwegian Danish Baptist church on
Milford and Wood-bridge streets has com
menced a series of special Gospel meetings
in the Scandinavian language. A number of
prominent speakers have signified their will
ingness to assist.
John W. Aretander, the Minneapolis at
torney, will speak Wednesday evening, Jan,
18, at 8 p. m.
These Gospel meetings will continue
throughout the present month every night
except Monday and Saturday evenings.
• • •
Prof. A. J. Smith, superintendent of pub
lic schools, will deliver an address to men
only at 4 p. m. tomorrow, at the Y. M. C. A.
lecture hall; subject, "Is the Young Man
Safe?" Miss Christine Lawrence will sing and
the song service preceding the programme
will be bright and spirited with Mr. C. J.
Hunt directing. No collections are taken at
these men's meetings and they are proving
very popular to large audiences.
* » *
The Brotherhood of St. Andrew will make
their monthly "corporate communion" at
their respective parish churches Sunday morn
ing. Rev. George H. Mueller, rector of St.
Peter's church, Dayton's bluff, will deliver at
tho morning service a specially prepared
sermon upon the subject "Christianity and
Christian Science."
» • *
The following services have been arranged
for the Westminster Presbyterian church,
East Winifred street and Greenwood avenue.
Rev. R. L. Rarackman pastor, for the next
seven Sunday evenings:
Jan. 15, Evening — Sermon, "Profit and
Loss;" music, duet, "My Faith Looks Up to
Thee," Bachman, Mrs. R. Leake and Miss G.
Geddes; quartette, "Come Holy Spirit," War
ren, choir; solo, "Oome Unto Me," Hawley,
Mr. J. Marti.
Jan. 22, Evening— Sermon, "Safe Invest
ments;" music, trio, "Father Almighty,"
Costa, Mrs. C. B. Waite. and Messrs. Waite
and I^eake; solo, "Zion," Rodney, Mrs. C. B.
Waite; quartette, "Hear Our Prayer," Barn
by, choir.
Jan. 29, Evening — Praise service, chorus
choir; offertory, "Traumerel," Schumann,
Mrs. F. C. Shepherd and Mr. R. Leake;
anthem, "Cast Me Not Away," Dank 3,
Feb. 5, Evening — Sermon, "Choice of Em
ployer;" music, duet, "Love Divine," Stainer,
Mrs. C. B. Waite and Mr. R. Leake; solo.
"Eye Hath Not Seen," Gaul, Miss G. Geddes;
quartette. "Guide Me, Oh Thou Great Je
hovah," Emerson, choir.
Feb. 12,- Evening — Sermon, "Wages;" music,
quartette, selected, Messrs. Leake, Thayer,
Waite and Lawton; solo, "Angels Ever Bright
and Fair,"' Handel (flute obligate), Mrs. R.
Leake; quartette, "Sun of My Soul," Danks,
Feb. 19, Evening — Sermon. "The Balance
Sheet;" music, quartette, selected, Mesdaines
Waite and Leake and Misses Waite and Ged
des; solo, "Plains of Peace," Barnard, Mrs. R.
Feb. 25. Evening — Praise service, chorus
choir; quartette, "Lord We Come, to Thee,"
Pinsoitl, choir; anthem, "The Lord Is My
Shepherd, Danks, choru3 choir.
* * *
Rev. J. H. Sammls, who was for a num
ber of years pastor of the Presbyterian church
at Red Wing, has accepted a call to the pas
torate of the Olivet Congregational churoh. at
Merriam Park.
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What She Wanted to Know.
A car on the Euclid line going west was
signaled by a woman a,t one of the East end
cra?s streets. She waved her arm vigorously
ar.d the motormau did, the best he could
to slacken the speed of' the car. The rail*
were slippery and the brake was slow to act.
The car passed the woman and left her per
haps 100 feet behind. The conductor beck
oned to her with jiis hand on the bell rope.
The woman did tjot move, but she called to
him. *V
"What is it. ma'am?*'' he cried.
"Come back," she called.
"Can't do it, ma'am." he answered.
The woman lcokea black. Then she delib
erately strode forward. As J»he resetted the
step the conductor leaned down.
"I don't want to get aboard," said The
"Wh-why, what do you want?" stam
mered the conductor.
"I Just%,-anted to ask you." said the woman
in a hie;h, clear voice, "how much tims
you've lost by not picJring me up where you
should have stepped."
The conductor's lips moved convulsively
as he sharply rang (he bell.— Cleveland Plain
Aa London Formerly Financed
America, the American Metropo
lis Is Sow Financinc Europe-
Rapid Advances in Prices of Iron
and Steel Fully Sustained No
Evidences of Weakness.
NEW YORK, Jan. 13.— R. G. Dun &
Co.'s weekly review of trade will say
tomorrow: Contrary to the French
saying, the expected has occurred.
Rapid advances in prices of iron and !
steel products have had their Imme
diate effect, perhaps not to the last
ing benefit of the industry, for there
are the same reasons for doubt as to
its permanence as in 1895, when such
shrinkage of buying and reaction soon
carried prices lower than before. But
there is now larger demand for many
other products, and without unwieldy
combinations all are doing well. '
Throughout, the country was never as j
strong financially, as even governors
of London banks admit, one stating i
that, as London had financed America
heretofore, now for the first time New
York is financing Europe.
No evidence of weakness is seen in
the other branches of industry, nor in
those upon which the great excess of
exports most depended. Wheat and
cotton still go out largely. Europe is
buying because it has needs, and New
York is lending toEurope nobody knows
how many millions, because there is
for the present no need to call loans.
The receipt of $2,500,000 gold from Aus
tralia is announced at San Francisco.
Americans are in the humor to in
vest in their country and have a great
amount of money to put out without
recalling any of their loans to Europe,
so that the heaviest transactions ever
known in the stock exchange have oc
curred during the week without the
evidence of reaction for which many
strong operators have been looking.
In products also the position of the
country grows, nor is there evidence
of weakness in the great industries.
The output of pigiron Jan. 1 was 243,
--51G tons, against 235,528 Dec. 1, showing j
a product of about 8,000 tons weekly j
more than has been estimated with a
further decrease of 237,444 tons in
stocks unsold during December. But, i
while the Australian order for 37,000 j
tons is still on the market with an
other European order for 15,000 tons j
plates, the mills are so crowded that
prices are moving up rapidly. Besse
mer pigiron is only 10 cents higher at
Pittsburg, and grey forge 15 cents,
but plates advanced 10 cents by the
combination. Minor metals are also
stronger, tin having risen in sympathy
with London to 22 cents and copper to I
13.62 and lead to 4 cents, heavy con-
Burning demand helping in each case, i
The new combination in tin plates has
advanced the price to $3 per box at !
the works. There have also been large
demands for structural work, 10,000 i
tons In bridges and buildings at Chi- j
Wool is stiffly held at the West, al
though at Boston Ohio XX is quoted
at 2Sy 2 cents, although much higher at
Philadelphia. The woolen industry has
been hampered beyond all expecta
tions by the prices demanded for wool,
with the extraordinary stocks jet un
sold. The market for cotton goods has
been fairly large and at rather better
prices, in accord with the price of cot
ton which has risen to 6.06 cents. Re
ceipts at the South are for the moment
much smaller than heretofore, while
there is accumulating evidence that
the crop gathered late and under un
favorable conditions of weather does
not grade as well as was expected.
Failures for the week have been 318
in the United States, against 849 last
year, and 24 in Canada, against 45 last
All Records of Sustained Bullish
Movements in Wall Street Broken.
NEW YORK, Jan. 13.— Bradstreet's finan
cial review tomorrow will Bay:
"All records of sustained bullish move
ments in Wall street have been broken. This j
week has seen successive daily transactions |
of 1,000,000 shares or more, with higher quo- j
tations throughout the share list. Ordinarily j
the extreme activity and the no less extreme
prices would suggest that the market was i
nearing a culmination, as was the case In j
1881, when the last speculative excitement was
about to terminate. The confident sentiment
which has brought the public into the street :
seems, however, to be undiminished, and ;
though conservative interests deprecate the
rapidity with which the market seems to be
moviDg to an extreme, it is admitted that !
present favorable financial and other condi- '
tions as well as the greatly augmented facil- I
ities for speculation which it enjoys render
it futile to form conclusions about the im
mediate futures based on former experi
"It is probable that this week has pre
sented growing evidences of manipulation and
of a decided Increase in the amount of purely
speculative purchasing in contrast with the
investment demand for securities which was
so notably displayed prior to Jan. 1. An Im
portant indication of this is furnished by the
comparatively smaller dealings in bonds, in
the face of the enlarged volume of stock
sales, and by the tendency of the former i
class of values to recede a little from their
recent high level. There has also been a
great deal of irregularity in the movement
of different parts of the list, some groups of
stocks presenting the appearance of taking
profits, while others advanced.
"The participation of the publio in the
movement can be gauged by the volume of j
orders executed by commission houses for lo- ;
cal and out-of-town speculators. Chicago
alone furnished a large amount of business.
As was the case in the preceding week, the
disposition seems to be to follow the leaders
of the speculative world in whatever direction
they indicate, though when one part of the
list is temporarily abandoned and the realiz
ing sales cause recessions, sufficient buying
seemed to develop to prevent the declines
from being at all severe. London has not
been an important factor.
"Although Americans were the active
feature there and the British public seems in
clined to buy there was heavy foreign real
izing and arbitrage brokers are known to
have borrowed large amounts of stocks, esti
mated as high as 100,000 shares representing
securities which are being returned. This
fact is cited as a reason for the steadiness of
exchange rates in spite of the heavy current
exports. The market here, however, has ap
parently concluded to disregard London's
marketing of securities here and may find
good reason for it in the declaration made
this week by the head of a large banking in
stitution that owing to the exceptional posi
tion of the United States instead of London
financing New York, it is New York which is
financing London. The money market has.
In fact, given no indication that would furnish
grounds for apprehension, much less for
bearlshness. Its ease has Increased, if any
thing, and the 'street' has also realized the
advantage to the market at a juncture like
the present of the stock exchange clearing
house, which largely obviates the~aetual em
ployment of funds. At the same time it would
seem that lenders of money have displayed a
little but significant disfavor toward the
newer class of industrials as collateral, par
ticularly stocks of that kind which were being
advanced too rapidly. This was apparently
responsible for one of the chief incidents of
the week, which involved a change in the
activity of leading operators and bull pools
from industrials and specialties back to the
so-railed standard stocks — that is to say, the
dividend-paying railroad shares." —
Most Notable Feature of the Trade
Situation for the Week.
NEW YORK, Jan. 13.— Bradstreet's tomor
row will say:
Perhaps the most notable feature of the
trade situation at present Is the strength ot
prices of noar'.y all staples, but particularly
of cereals, cotton, iron and stet-1, which have
apparently gained further ground since the
firs' of the year. Explanation of the strength
ot wheat is. of course, found in the good ci?h I
demand which seems" to meet any slight re
action in values, and which hu placed the I
price as high as at any previous time for
tluee months past. This cereal, and corn, ars
both In exceptionally good demand atbroad,
judging from the large exports reported, and
good foreign demand is likewise the secret or
strength in cotton shipments, which continuti
heavy. A feature of the dealings in this
staple is the steady demand for good grades
and the indifference manifested toward lov>
grades, which, owing to bad weather at tho
South have been larger than the usual sup
ply. Cotton manufacturers have been com.
plaining for some time of the low spinning
quality of the present crop.
Whflo large sales of Iron and steel an>
not so numerous as In recent weeks, further
advances In prices, notably of pig Iron, steel
billets, plates and) rods, bear testimony to
the eagerness of buyers to secure supplies,
and the almost corresponding indifference or
the trade toward new business, order books
of most of the mills being reported well fin
ed. Pig iron production Is the heaviest ever
known, but stocks show further depletion.
.The successful floating of a number of large
consolidations in this industry of late has
naturally stimulated Interest and discussion
of further consolidations.
The formation of syndicates, however, is
rot confined to Iron and steel; because within
tho week there are reports of a projected gr?at
tobacco syndicate, having for its object the
securing of control of the entire Ouban sup
ply this year Among other rumors of con- |
solidatlons is the story from the Pacific coast |
of -a proposed consolidation of salmon can- i
nerles. Tin plates show the effect of tho i
consolidation In this line in an advance from !
the low figure reached some months ago.
In other industries activity is a feature, b.
notable instance being the heavy vessel ton
nage now being built both at the lakes and
on the seacoast, aggregating for mercantile
and national purposes a total claimed to be far |
In excess of any previous period in the coun- j
try's history.
Wheat, Including flour, shipments for the
week aggregate h.647.711 bu. against 6,680.203 !
bu last week; 6,299,617 bu in the corresponding I
week of 1898 and 3.498,154 bu in 1897: 3.2"02.12t I
bu in 1896 and 3 561,468 bu in 1895. Since
July 1, this season, the exports of wheat ag- I
gregate 134,036,048 bu. against 137,742.801 bu j
last year. Corn exports for the week ag- |
gregate 3,297,072 hu, against 4,844,288 bu
last week; 4,641.750 bu the week a year ago; i
3,758,381 bushels in 1897. 3,336,017 bu in 1896 '
and 661,257 bu in 1895. Since Ju'.y 1. thla
season, corn exports aggregate 89,091,999 bu.
against 58.444.486 bu during the same period
a year ago.
Business failures for the week show quite
an Increase over the preceding week, number
ing 394. against 23f last week, but compared
with 323 In this week a year agoT 478. in
1897, 412 in 1896 and 378* in 1895. Canadian
failures for tfhe week number 34, against 28
last week, 58 in this week a year ago, 59 in
1897. 74 In 1896 and 64 in 1895.
Continued from First Page,
it had not manifested itself openly.
It is true the men have not come into
contact closely, and their relations be
ing confined strictly to the exchange
of official communications there was
no occasion for the development of
personal friction, but in view of Gen.
Eagan's well known bitter feeling, it
is known now that their meeting last
week caused great anxiety, the
occasion being a periodical session of
the managers of the soldiers' home.
t Gen. Miles is ex-offlcio president of
this board, and Commissary General
Eagan is a member of the board. The
two officers met, sat at the same
table, and transacted business without
the slightest signs of ill-feeling and
without showing a trace of animosity
for what had gone before. It is a
matter of speculation, however, wheth
er, failing proceedings before a court
martial or some other judicial method
of disposing of the issue between the
two men, the relations between them
can be preserved to the point where
even official business can be trans
War Inquiry Board Returns His
Typewritten Testimony.
WASHINGTON, Jan. 13.— The war
investigating commission today took
prompt action on the sensational testi
mony submitted to it yesterday by
Commissary Gen. Eagan and sent the
statement incorporating his testimony
back to him with the privilege of re
submitting it If he chose to revise its
language. Further than this the com
mission determined it could not and
should not proceed. The commission
regrets that Gen. Eagan proceeded as
far as he did, and it is explained to
day that the vituperative nature of the.
testimony was a complete surprise to
the commission, and that but for the
rapidity with which Gen. Eagan read
his long statement and the absorbing
vehemence of its delivery, he would
have been checked at the time. One
member of the commission said today
that he was about to move that the
witness be called to order, but decided
not to, believing, from the heated way
in which Eagan spoke, such peremp
tory action might precipitate some con
The matter was taken up in executive
session by the commission yesterday
immediately after Gen. Eaga-n had
closed, and ex-Gov. Woodbury, of Ver
mont, introduced a motion substantial
ly like that made public today and the
rejection of the testimony as It stands
was unanimously voted at the execu
tive session, preceding today's publlo
session. At this time there was con
siderable discussion on the point on the
use of such language as taken advan
tage of on the witness stand, but the
general opinion was expressed that the
course taken in not interfering with
the testimony during its delivery, and
then carefully considering its propriety
was the best. At the time of the crea
tion of the commission, the president
v€ i bally assured the members that all
lshment for all they might say be
fore that body, but members of the
commission say it was never intended
witnesses should be immune from pun
to indulge in suoh language aa that
given utterance yesterday.
What further steps may be taken in
the matter, save as to the acceptance
or rejection of a revised statement, if
one is submitted, lies without the scope
of the commission. If tho statement is '
returned with the vituperative and ob
jectionable language entirely stricken
out and with only temperate and con
servative language used, the commis
sion will accept it and consider it as
any other testimony.
While the action taken today was
unanimous there were three absent
members — President Dodge, Col. Sex
ton and ex-Gov. Beaver— two being ill
with grip and the other, Gov. Beaver
having business in Pennsylvania de
taining him.
Col. Denby, the ex-minister to China
presided and at the executive session
expressed himself very vigorously dis
patching Maj. Mills, the official record
er, over to Commissary Gen. Eagan
with the rejected testimony. Imme
diately after he had signed the accom
panying letter. This was signed dur
ing Gen. Wood's testimony, and was
made public immediately after the pa
pers had been placed in Gen. Eagan's
hands. Following is the commission's
letter: .
Washington. Jan. 13, 1899.— Brig. Gen c P
Eagan. Commissary General, War Denart'
ment: We respectfully inform you that after
your testimony was read yesterday the fol
lowing resolution was unanimously' passed
"Moved, That the commission receive Gen
Eagan's testimony without comment- that it
be not printed at once, but held for the com
mission. Carried."
Having now considered the questions in
volved, we have determined that in many
instances the vituperative language used by
you was not such as ought to have been ad
dressed as a witness to this board. We think
that the personal attacks and Irrelevant state
ments contained In the papers submitted
should be eliminated, and before receiving it
as testimony, we request that you will revise
Its language, and if you choose, re-submit it
.for our consideration. We herewith return
your papers. Very respectfully,
—Charles Denby, Vice President.
Hiil!ri!Hils to Confer.
MONTREAL, Jan. 13.— A conference be
tween the Canadian Pacific railway and the
Western roads of the United States has been
arranged for Jan. 17. It will be held at
Chicago, and will be a continuation of that
which took place at Montreal after the set
tlement of the rate war. It Is expected that
it will result in an arrangement of the dif
ferences that have existed between the In
terests named since the outbreak of the rate
trouble. These differences relate prinol ally
to the immigrant traffic.
Would Be to Advantage otf Rniiroads
to Maintain Rates, Provided AH
Adhered to Tariff's Secret Con
cessions the Dangerous Element
Large Tart oif Railroad Uuxl
ness Conducted on Illegal Rates.
WASHINGTON, Jan. 13.— The an
nual report of the interstate commerce
commission was given out today. Iv
It the commission says:
In previous reports to congress, attention has
been called to the vital respects in which the
act has proved defective and inadequate,
borne of its provisions were eariv seen to be
imperfect, while others were so uncertain and
ambiguous as to give rise to protracted liti
gation, resulting, finally, In authoritative con
struction by the supremo court of the United
btates. The commission his taken much
pains to explain the various questions which
have thus been decided, and the effect of
tnese adjudications in defeating the purpose of
-the act. To state that the law in its present
condition cannot be enfoned is only to repeat
what has already been said. Until further
and important legislation is enacted, the best
efforts of the commission must be feeble and
disappointing. In our last annual report we
not only set forth in general terms the neces
sity for amending the law, but formulated
and proposed the specific amendments which
appear to us positively essential. With the
renewal of the recommendations, no duty of
the commission in this regard remains undis
Meanwhile the situation has become intol
erable, both from the standpoint of the public
and the carriers. Tariffs are disregarded dis
criminations constantly occur, the price at
which transportation can be obtained is fluctu
ating and uncertain. Railroad managers are
distrustful of each other, and shippers all the
while in doubt as to the rates secured by their
competitors. The volume of traffic is so un
usual as to frequently exceed the capacity of
equipment, yet the contest for tonnage seems
never relaxed. Enormous sums are spent in
purchasing business and secret rates accorded
far below the standard of published charges
The general public gets little benefit from
these reductions, for concessions are mainly
confined to the heavy shippers. AH this aug-
ments the advantages of large capital and
tends to the injury and often to the ruin o:
smaller dealers. These are not only matters
of gravest consequence to the business wel
fare of the country, but they concern In no
less degree the higher Interests of publlo
It is perfectly clear that observance of tariff
rates is entirely within the power of the rail
way managers, and that it would be vastly
for the advantage of the railways as a whole.
It would, however, be difficult and often ruin
ous for one railway to maintain rates while
its competitor makes secret concessions, and
it is also to be admitted that Justified or not
the results are substantially as claimed by the
carriers. A large part of the railway busi
ness is now transacted upon illegal rates, and
in certain quarters charging the published
rate is the exception. The results are gross
discriminations between individuals and gross
preferences between localities, which most al
ways favor the strong and oppress the weak.
Probably no one thing today does so much to
force out the small operator and build up
those trusts and monopolies against which
law and public opinion alike beat in vain, as
discriminations in freight rates. A further
result Is that railroad business is carried on
largely in conceded violation of law. This
condition the present law is powerless to con
trol. The criminal remedies have been ap
plied, and some convictions have been had.
but no substantial effect has been produced
and no satisfying results can be obtained from
that course. The fact may be morally cer
tain, but the name, date and amount cannot
be shown with the particularity and certainty
required by law.
If unrestricted competition produces dis
crimination, cne obvious way to prevent such
discrimination is to restrict competition.
Whether existing conditions would be im
proved by legalizing railway contracts wouM
depend upon the extent to whleh the agree
ments were made and actually are enforced
by the carriers. So far as the commission can
obtain information, there Is at present no
other great nation which endeavors to enforce
competition between its railways, although
in many cases that method has been tried and
abandoned. But Just as no other great na
tion today enforces competition between rail
ways so there is no other great nation to
day which does not regulate and control rail
way rates.
If this country is to change its theory of
railway regulation, it should adopt the new
theory in its entirety. Carriers ask authority
to combine in order to fix their 'own rates or
should the people who grant this extraor
dinary privilege reserve to themselves the
right to determine this question. Ir does not
necessarily follow, therefore, that permission
should be given the carriers to make these
combinations. The evils attendant upon re
stricted competition might be greater than
the benefits derived from it The rate shou'd
be removable as well as stable and uniform,
and hitherto competition has been mainly
relied upon for that purpose. Now if compe
tition is to be removed what is to take tho
place of It? The conclusion of the commis
sion in reference to agreements of this sort
and the degree of control over rates which
should be exercised by public authority are
substantially as announced In its last annual
report. The ame::dmer.ts there recommended
would not Invest the commission with agy
different or any greater authority than it
was long supposed to possess; they would
simply enable the commission to carry out
the purposes of the act as declared la Its first
three sections. If the present commission
Is not qualified to discharge that trust, then
a more competent tribunal should be created.
If combinations in restraint of competition
aro to be permitted, the following ad.llti noj
observations should be borne in mind: First,
to permit only a limited and feeb'.e 'restraint
would doom the experiment to failure before
it was tried; but it might be well to provide
that the provision granting the privilege
should expire after a certain number of years
by Its own limitation. Second, the contract
itself twid everything drme under it should be
open to public inspection. Third, it woud
probably be to the advantage of both ths
public and the railways if the public h.ifl
some voice or representation in any organi
zation of the kind under consideration, ir
the public appointed one or more of ths
board of managers to whom the shipper would
feel free to submit his complaint and who
would bring the shipper's views before the
association It might do much to promote lust
conduct and harmonious relations between
the railways and the publi<\ and thus prove
materially beneficial In a high degree.
Whatever view may be taken of this phase
of the' subject, the necessity for a thorough
revision of the act cannot be overstated. Tho
principles of this law, as set forth in Its
first three sections, are conceded to be sound
and beneficent, but at present they amount
to little more than a declaration of a penti
ment. Some of the minor features of the
statute are fairly sufficient, but th» machinery
for enforcing tta substantive provisions is fa
tally defective. Every consideration of pri
vate justice and public welfare demands that
railway rates shall be reasonably uniform to
all shippers and equitab'.e between all com
munities. Until needful legislation 1s sup
plied that demand must remain unsatisfied,
and the commission must continue "to rest
under the responsibility of a duty which it
Is powerless to discharge.
The Wrong Record.
"No, thank goodness, he l-'n't calling here
any more!" exclaimed the pretty girl in blue
with a stamp of her foot. "I verily believe
that that young man wouldn't take a hint if
It was willed to him with $60,0C0 in govern
ment bonds attached! As a shining example
of what a wooden automaton would bfl in a
trance, be Is a distinct success.
"He called here the other evening, as lie
had been doing for some time, and I thought
I would see If I could awaken a little en
thusiasm in him. I turned the conversation
around to Hoboon and asked him if he
wouldn't like a chance to equal Honoh'a
" 'Wouldn't I!' he exclaimed, with a glow
ing face, -just think of his taking that boat
iv there and sinking her without losing a
"That settled It! I yawned in his face ana
looked at the clock, and slowly but positive
ly froze that young man outdoors. If by
any Chance he should ever call here again.
I'll call the police '"—Detroit Free Press.
"I guess I can stand being caught by a
woman," said the burglar, a.s they led him
away, "but it makes me sore when I think
about bein' bit by that pug dog!" — Cincin
nati Enquirer.

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