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AJBBRNCK Ol>" BRKATOB DAVIS. OK BIIHNH6OTA, WAS SUIUOI'S- L 1 KKI.T MR. LODGE IS SUBSTITUTED He Hade All S«it« «f 9«««*«tle«« for the PariMM c* <iali«li«K Addi tional Time. ln«l W»» Invariably Voted l>«m n Many Senator* tot DoNlroiiM of Hcliik Heard on «l«e Treaty. WASHINGTON, Peb, 4.— Another ?f --fort was made In the executive session of the senate today to secure a unani mous vote upon ihe resolutions Inter pretative of tlie peace treaty, and it was Kefused by the opponents of the treaty. The request was preferred by Benator Sullivan. >'f Mississippi, who expressed a desire to have a vote on the resolution offered by himself. Sen ator Jones made the objection. There was also another effort to se cure general consent to an earlier meeting Monday, but this was also re fused. Senator Jones, of Arkansas, act intr as spokesman for the opposition. Si nator \A>dge was in charge of the fortunes of the treaty in the absence ( >f Senator Davis. He suggested meet lug on Monday at U o'clock, but con scut was refused, as was also consent to a recess until 12 o'clock Monday or fo an order dispensing with the routine business on that day. „ The result was an adjournment until 12 o'clock Monday without any condi tions. The fact developed during this fen cing for time that several senators wished still to l>e heard in explanation of their attitudes. Among those who have announced their Intention to ask to be heard Is Senator Allen, of Ne braska, who. it was stated, would de ncunce the opposition to the treaty in Democratic ranks as a conspiracy against Mr. Bryan. For the rest Senator Morgan occu pied the attention of the senate in a very forcible argument in support of the treaty. He declared his convic tion that the treaty should be ratified without amendment or modifying dec laration. He believed the American commissioners to the Paris conference had acted very wisely and in the best Interests of the whole country, and he for one was willing to accept their work just as they had given it to us. He also was perfectly willing to trust the president, aided as he would be by congress, to take care of the Philip pine question in the way most satisfac tory to our own people and in the best interests of the Filipino. He warned the Democratic- senators against tak ing a position against the treaty, as serting that if they succeeded in de feating it they would wreck the Demo cratic party. Senator Morgan contended that there were no constitutional impediments in the way of acquiring the Philippines. They could be acquired under inter national law and the constitution gave full scope to the legislation giving ef fect to law for the control of the in ternational affairs. PEACE TREATY PLEAS. Mr. Million Opposed and Mr. Wol <•«>!< Favored Ratlticatlui. WASHINGTON, Feb. 4.— This was anotta pr day of expansion oratory in the senate. In the opening session the speakers were Mr. Chilton, of Texas, and Mr. Wolcott, of Colorado. Mr. Chilton made a constitutional Argument In support of the Vest resolution, his principal objection to the annexation of Hh Philippines being-that it would admit to this country both the Filipinos ana their products to come in competition with our own workingmen and their products. His ptoposf-d solution of the pending problem was the establishment of a republic in the Philippines over which the United States would exerrise such care as It gives the ii public of Liberia. Mr. Wolcott made an eloquent— almost im jiii-sloned appeal to the senate for the rati fication of the peace treaty. His tribute to lh<> administration for the successful conduct of the war and to the peace commissioners for their successful efforts in behalf of their country was the feature of his speech. At the conclusion of his brief address he was iceorded the compliment of hearty applause. RIVER AND_HARBOR BILL Amendment* That Will lie Offered (O the Mnisnrc in the Senate. WASHINGTON. Feb. 4.— A number of senators today gave notice of amendments they will offer to the river and harbor bill, the most important of which are the following: Mr. Carter— Appropriating $5,000,000 for the construction of storage reser voirs and irrigating canals in the arid lend states. Mr. Warren -For the construction of storage reservoirs on the Piney Creek in Wyoming and the South Platte riv er in Colorado, $100,000 in the former c:.se and $150,000 in the latter. Mr. Caffery— Appropriating $1,000,000 foi the Improvement of the Southwest Pass of the Mississippi river so as to make a ship channel thirty-five feet in depth. Mr. Turner — Appropriating $500,000 for dredging Salmon bay and improv ing the waterway connecting Salmon bay. Puget Sound with Lakes Union and Washington, so as to make It available as a ship canal. Mr. Perkins— Appropriating $342,000 for the improvement of the harbor at Wilmington. Cal., and also one author izing the appointment of a. commis sion t<> locate a naval coaling station on the Callfornian coast, south of San Francisco. WAR BOARD INQUIRY. H<-niil( of It About Heady to Be Giv en to the I'ri-viili-ni. WASHINGTON, Feb. 4.— The com rcission to investigate the conduct of the war is devoting all its energies to dosing up its report. The roughdraft is practically completed, and copies are being made of the document so far as I America.. <[ |) All about the Philippines, Ha" m waii, Carolines, Ladrones, etc. — w Oriental trade, Merchant marine 4 V of the world, Influence of Orienf 4 V al trade on Northwest; Maps. . |> Photographs, etc., etci Free, at J I ! \ Gil Norinern iitl (»: ] * 199 f. Third St., St. Paul. j d Or send 2-cent stamp to F. J. Whitney i J "euFnss. Apt., Great Nor. Ry.. St. Paul; j it is ready, it may be signed by the j corriHilssjon Monday, and when signed wi.l be promptly placed in the hands of the president. The latter, it is be lieved, will make the document public alter he has had opportunity to con sider it carefully himself, as this nJ sult will nerve as a bnsis for whatever inquiry the president may order into the charges' made by Gen. Miles and into the conduct of that officer himself. This projected Inquiry is the subject of a great deal of discussion among the friends of the two elements into which the military service is divided and has developed no little acerbity of temper on the part of some officers whenever the matter is referred to. MILITARY. ACADEMY BILL. An I'ium-iI l»y (In- 11. .a 5- It Carries About $000,000. WASHINGTON, Feb. 4.— The- house today pa:«td the military academy appropriation bill, carrying about $600,000. It served cc a text for a speech by Mr. Griggs. of Georgia, on the president's suggestion that the gov ernment care for the graves of Conftderate dead. After 3 o'clock the house devoted its at tention to the eulogistic speeches on Thomas ; Henton and Francis P. Blair, whose statues have been presented by Missouri for erection in statuary hall. The miHtary academy bill was passed sub j Ntanti&Uy as reported. The bill was passed granting to the city of j Victor, El Paso county. Col., certain lands NEW BATTLESHIP MAINE, AS SHE WILL APPEAR WHEN COMPLETED. Tlii* vi will di&rlaoe 12,f,00 tons, and with 16,000 indicated horse power, will steam at the rate of 18 knots an hour. ■ In asking for bids on ihe United States bat tleships Nos. 10, 11 and 12, the navy depart ment Issued plans calling for vessels of the Alabama class — five of which are now under way — believing them to be the most efficient tjpe yet planned. The battleships of the Alabama class are to be 16-knot vessels, but in the case of the new craft they will be able to steam 18 knots, or 2<>\i miles, per hour. Three of our important shipbuilding com panies submitted their own pluns and de tails, and the result, was very pleasing to the department. As they now stand, the new ves sels will be twenty feet longer and of 1,000 tons greater displacement than the Alabama and other ships of her class. for water reservoir*. The exercises in connection with the ac ceptance from the state of Missouri of the statues of Thomas H. Benton and Francis P. B'.alr then began. A letter from Gov. Stephens, of Missouri, was read, reciting the work of the commis sion in securing the statues. Mr. Bland (Mo.) offered resolutions accept ing the statues and referring to the Illus trious public services of Blair and Beraton. Mr. Dockery (Mo.) paid a glowing tribute to the two distinguished Missourians. A reference of Mr. Clark to the "far re sounding feat of Gen. Joseph Wheeler at Santiago, of being carried Into battle upon a stretcher," was heartily applauded. Mr. Lloyd, of Missouri, sketched the careers of Benton and Blair and gave many interest ing phases of their public life. The resolution accepting the statues was then agreed to. BIG SCANDAL BREWING. The I'arls ExuohlUoii CommiMßion Pay Roll Induly Large. WASHINGTON, Feb. 4.— lt Is likely that a big scandal will be developed in connection with the management of affairs of the Amer ican commission to the Paris exposition. There has been appropriated up to date $650,000 for the Amerieau exhibit. Commis sioner General Peck has asked for a million and a half more, and the committee on ap propriations of the house while preparing the deficiency bill has caused a very thorough Investigation to be made into the manner in which the money has been expended. It is found that Commissioner Peck's salary roll has reached the enormous sum of $104,000 per annum. He seems to have filled the commit tee up with a list of useless employes at good, fat salaries. One of these places is designated as appointment clerk of the commission, and the gentleman fortunate enough to hold that place, who, of course, comes from Chicago, draws a salary of $4,500 a year, which is twice as much rs the salaries paid to appoint ment clerks in the executive departments here. In addition to this he is allowed an expense account of $8 cer diem. Minnnota Patentx. WASHINGTON, Feb. 4.— List of patents issued this week to Northwestern inventors, reported by Merwin, Lothrop & Johnson, patent attorneys. 910, 911 and 912 Pioneei Press building, St. Paul, Minn., and Wash ington, V. C.: Henry H. Altchwager and L. E. Joy. Minneapolis, photographic plate holder; JOJIII K. Bapty, Helena, Mont., assay furnace: David C. By-master, Hoople, N. D., ice cream freezer; William X. Carroll, Min neapolis, blocking device for split switches; Gustavus Grahn, Minneapolis, window frame, sash and attachments; Carl O. Hulberg, La kotn, N. D., animal trap; George A. Kelley, Minneapolis, operating mechanism for valves; Henry R. Nelson. Gales, Minn., stoker for straw' burning furnace; Otto C. Sanger, Blue Earth City, Minn., potato bug catcher; Sam uel and J. Shull, Toston, Mont; William R. Smythe, Madison. S. D., wrench; Charles L. Travis, Minneapolis, bicycle; Henry Vessy, Jamestown. N. D. ; Edwin C. Washburn, Min neapolis, car coupling; Leroy S. Bufflngton, Minneapolis, light fount (design). Minnesota Men Interested. WASHINGTON. Feb. 4.— Considerable in terest is being taken in the Duluth-Texas City deal, whereby A. L. Greatsinger and A. B. Wolvln, of Duluth, secured a provision in the river and harbor bill appropriating $250, --000 for dredging purpo:«s. The committee knocks out this provision, owing to the un usual procedure of awarding a big contract to Mr. Wolvin by congress. His name ap peared in the bill as contractor for doing the dredging. Efforts will be made to have the provision restored in senate. I. nriil \\ iiflhl nitton Items. WASHINGTON. Feb. 4.— Congressman Mc- Cleary has recommended Lewis F. Kronen for postmaster at Freeland, Lac qul Parle coun ty, to succeed Andrew J. Haugen, resigned, and Charles H. Fletcher for postmaster at Westford. Martin county, to succeed Gejrge R. McCullom. M. B. and A. L. Flexner, of Watertown, S. D.. are in Washington to secure the con sent of the war department to muster out the First Dakota infantry at their city instead of at Sioux Falls. Senator Kyle introduced an emendment to the Indian bin, appropriating $8,000 for the construction of a telephone line from Cham berlain to Crow Creek and Lower Brule agencies and the Grace mission. Gen. George A. Silsby. of Mitchell, S. D., has been appointed national bank examiner for South Dakota. The Minnesota delegation in the house were yesterday the guests of Representative Fletch er at an impromptu luncheon, given in the house restaurant. Mr. Fletcher said It was I to commemorate the passage of the river and harbor bill. Senator Nelson today presented a joint reso lution of the Minnesota legislature in favor of electing United States senators by direct vote; also several petitions in favor of th» peace treaty. Privatsa Dan Boon and Ernest NeunMn, Company K. Fifteenth Minnesota, have been ordered discharged. Almer'M Sen Appointed. WASHINGTON. Feb. 4.— James McKinley, son of the president's brother, Abner, was today appointed 6 second lieutenant in the regular army. _ THE ST. PAUL GLOBE SIJiVDAY FEBRUARY 5, 1899. REPORT IS FAVORABLE m:\\ York financier on the: WEEK'S SIIOWIM. OF I'll I : AS SOCIATED IIAMvS GAIN IN CASH REPORTED Inereatte In DenositM for tlie Weelt Wns Ahont \<niiml— — Tolii Ik Have Never Before Heaehed Such Flk nreM hn a Prettent Noted Current Statement l.» ■>< <-i ed to Further Stimulate the Money ..Market. NEW YORK,' Feb. 4.— The Financier says: "The statement of the associated banks of New York city for the week ending Feb. 4, shows a decrease in surplus reserve of $1,779,350, the first contraction noted since Dec. 10 last. The shrinkage, in view of the enor mous expansion in loans and deposits. Is moderate, being offset to a degree by the gain of $2,816,000 in cash reported. The statement seems to reflect in a belated manner the activity of stock exchange speculation, and probably The William Cramp & Sons Ship and En gine Building company, of Philadelphia, laid th« keel last week for the Maine, while the Newport News Shipbuilding and Dry Dock company, at Newport News, Va., have the contract to build the Missouri, and the Union Iron works, at San Francisco, Cal. (builders of the celebrated Oregon), will construct the Ohio. All of these vessels must be ready for service in 1901. The following are the con tract prices: Maine, $2,885,000; Missouri. $2,885,000, and Ohio, $2,899,000. A. number of features new to the battleships of our navy are to be Introduced in these craft. Water-tube boilers are to take the place of the cylindrical boilers, heretofore used, and deals with the previous week's busi ness, as much as with current opera tions. The increase of $15,154,400 in loans, for example, cannot altogether be charged to the past week, as the volume of exchange transactions fell off appreciably. The gain in deposits amounted to $18,385,000, which is above normal, taking the cash and loan ex pansion into consideration. The actual expansion of cash is less than had been figured, but it is doubtful if the aver ages reveal the full result of the gains from the interior. A detailed analysis in fact shows that one bank gained over $5,000,000 in specie, which is al most twice as much as the gain re ported by all the banks. Special opera tions and shifting of funds doubtless have much to do in bringing this about." "Taken as a whole the statement is favorable. Never before have totals approached such figures as are now be ing reported, but despite the unprece dented expansion of loans and deposits, the banks are carrying $37,452,675 idle cash, and with receipts overbalancing disbursements there seems no limit to their power to meet the demands made upon them. As a matter of fact the New York clearing institutions have doubled their business in a little over two years, and still have surplus re serves beyond the average. The cur rent statement may have the effect of temporarily stimulating the money market, but it Is too much to expect, even with an expansion in totals such as the week's operations reveal, that rates can maintain an advance. It will require a much more appreciable reduction of surplus to bring about a change of that character." Late Sporting News. SVDHEIMER SECOND. Good Slioivlnir Made by the St. Paul Skater at Montreal. MONTREAL, Feb. 4.— ldeal conditions favored the annual championship meet of the Skating Association of Canada, held this afternoon on the Montreal Amateur Athletic association rink. In the amateur events the American contingent suffered, Jimmy Drury, of Montreal, capturing every eveon save the 200 yards, and that went to another Mon trealer. Jack Brannan, 0 fthe sam« rink The professional events witnessed the almost complete triumph of Neilson over Johnson, the former winning three out of the four events. Summaries; 220 yards, amateur, first heat— First J. B. Brannan, Montreal ; second, C. McClave New York. Time, 21 4-5 seconds. Second heat- First. A. J. Lee. Montreal: second, George Sudheimer, St. Paul. Time. :22 4-5 seconds. Third heat— W. Caldwell. Montreal, won; F. I J. Robson, Toronto, second. Time, :21 sec onds. Fourth heat— F. J. Robson, Toronto, won; McCieve, New York, second. Time. :21 j seconds. Final — J. Brannan. Montreal, won; ! C. MeClave. New York, second. Time, :21 seconds. Half Mile. Professional— J. S. Johnson, Min neapolis, won; John Neilsen, Minneapolis, second; Norval Baptie, North Dakota, third. Time. 1:17 2-5 Half-mile, backward — Frank Stephen, Mon treal, won, W. Thipault, Montreal, second. Time, 1:19. Half-mile, amateur — Dead heat tetween J. Drhry and A. Pltkie, Montreal. Time, 1:30. .Skated oft In three-mile event and won by prury. One-mile, professional — John Neilsen won, J. 8 Johnson second, N. Baptie third. Time, 2:45 1-5. One mile, amateur — J. Drury won. George Sudheimer second, B. Spooner, Montreal, third. Time, 2:50. Three-mile, professional — John Neilsen won, N. Baptie second, Thorwald V. Thomsen, Minneapolis, third. Time. 8:48. Thrte-mile, amateur — J. Drury won, A. IS. Pitkie second, Bert Spooner third. Time, -J:l9 4-5. Two hundred and fifty jards, hurdle — F. B. Irwin, Montreal, won, R. T. Halcombe, Mon treal, second. Time, :2G 2-5. Five miles, amateur — James Drury. Mon treal, won, George Sudheimer, St. Paul, Minn., second. F. D. Sager, West Point, N. ¥ third. Time, 16:00 4-5. Five miles professional — John Neilsen won, John S. Johnson second, N. Baptie third. Time, 16:24 3-5. WALCOTT THE WINNER. Knock* Oat Antitrnllan Jimmy Ryan In the Fourteenth Ronnd. CINCINNATI, 0., Feb. 4.— The largest crowd Elnce John L. Sullivan and Dominlck McOafEery fought here, in 1885, witnessed the boxing contests at the Stag Athletic club arena here tonight. The main attraction whs aD cighteen-round go, between Australian Jimmy Ryan and Joe Walcott, at catch weights, for a purse of $1,500. Several hun dred peopl« were unable to gain admittance. In the preliminaries Kid Blue knocked out Let Hill In the second round, and Fred Lud wlg was given the decision o\er Kid McGraw in the tenth round. Ryan and Walcott then followed. Tom O'Kourke was Walcott's chief advisor und second. John Murphy, of Cincin nati, was refers*. Walcott was th? aggressor during the entire contest, Ryan Continually clinching. The contest was tame as Ryan laid. back for a kr.c.ck-out with Ms right. In the eleventh round both men rushed at ettch other and landed hard body blows with tlio right. In the breakaway Walcott landed a hard left swing on Ryan's oliln, flooring him. Ryan took nine seconds of the count and on arising rushed to a clinch. Walcott pushed him from him and swinging a hard I<ft und right; landed on the jaw and again stnt Ryan to the floor. The latter got to a sitting c.i.siUim. but the referee Beelng he was helplffis stopped the contest and award ed the decision to Walcott. BAI/TIMORR-BROOKLYN DEAL Manager \«-u .Hanlon Annooncen It Is I'raetically Completed, NEW YORK, Feb. 4.— Ned Hanlon, man ager of the Baltimore Base Ball club, an upunced today that the deal whereby the cream of Baltimore base ball talent was to bp transferred to Brooklyn had been con summated. As things now are, the under standing is that Bbbetts is to remain presi dent of the Brooklyn club. Hanlon Is to be manager. The Baltimore people will have 50 por cent of the Btock and the Brooklyn peo ple 50. Hanlon will take both teams South about March 20 for preliminary practice. The Urcoklyns arc to be made uj> as follows: Ktlley, first base; Daly, second basa: Jen- Plngs. shortstop; Dahlen, third base; outfields the submerged torpedo discbarge is to be incorporated fn the building of the hulls. Un der-water torpedo tubes have been in use in foreign navies for some time, and they appear to work well. In armor, it 1b expected that by treating it with the Krupp process a deduc tion of 25 per cent in the thickness can be made, thus reducing the weight, without low ering its resisting powers. In armament the heaviest guns will be of the 12-inch type, which appears to be the practice in European navies at the present day. The muzzle veloc ity will be 3,000 feet per second, using smoke lees powder. An Increase in the secondary battery over that of the Alabama' is also a noticeable feature. — Nautical Gazette. Griffin, Jones and Keller; pitchers, Dunn, Kennedy Maul. McJames, Nops and Hughes. The catching department is in doubt. Hanlon is trying to make a deal that will increase the strength behind the bat. He also will get Corbett if he can. McGraw probably will remain in Baltimore and manage the Orioles. "WINNIPEG BOSSPIEL. Over h Kiiinlrril Jilnks Are Entered —Draw for the Americans. WINNIPEG, Man., Feb. 4.— (Special.)— Up to midnight 109 rinks had entered -for the grand challenge competition in the bonspiel, which opens here on Monday. This beats all previous records and there will prcbably be a couple of dozen post entries on Monday. The American rinks are drawn as follows: Griggs, St. Paul vs. J. Andrew, Mcrden; De fifel, St. Paul vs. Baxter, Thistles, Winnipeg; Chisholm, Superior vs. Parrish, Brandon; Black, Duluth vs. Grady, Carb*rry; Hurden, Duluth vs. Langstaff, Yorkton; Smith, Du luth vs. Patton, Assinnibolnes, Winnipeg. Oakland Race*. SAN FRANCISCO, Feb. 4.— Weather clear, track fast. Results: First race, futurity course— Gilder won, Liroewater second, Jerry Hunt third. Time 1:10%. *• Second race, one mile and a sixteenth — Shcppard won, Coda second, Morinel third. Time. 1:47%. Third race, one and a half miles — Bathos won, Lominde second, Mortgage third. Time, i-'ourth race, one and one-eighth miles, Pa cific Union stakes—Briar Sweet won, Topmast second, Storm King third. Time, 1:92%. Fifth race, threefourths mile^ — Abuse won, Peixoto second, Midllght third. Time, 1:13. Sixth race, fu-turity course-— Satsuma won, Good Hope second, Shasta Water third. Time, 1:1 0>4- Xew Orleans Racea. NEW ORLEANS, La., Feb. 4.— Weather cloudy and Warm. Track fast. Results: First race, seven furlongs — Jim won, The Dragon second, Bright Night third. Time, 1:29%. Second race, three furlongs — Muychica won, Jen second, Guesle Fay third. Time, :36%. Third race, one mile and one-eighth— Monk Wayman won, Aunt Maggie second. Babe Fields third. Time, 2:22%. Fourth race, one mile— Clay Pointer won, Laureate second. Sea Robber third. Time, 1:41. Fifth race, six furlongs— Takanasee won, Protus second, Dr. Marks third. Time, 1:16%. Sixth race, one mile— Col. Frank Waters won, Banquoil second, Tranby third. Time, 1:43. Skating Raoen Today. There will be a two-cnile amateur race open to all at Lake Como this afternoon. Three prizes are hung up, and as the ice is in good condition, a large field of starters is looked for. Additional Sporting ' ews on Page 22 The Milwaukee's Pioneer Limited has made an unprecedented "hit" with the traveling public, and Its decided popularity Is a tri umph for that company. Large numbers of people flock to the Union Depot every even ing, simply for a sight of this famous train as it departs for the East and South in its blaze of glory. It is truly one of the wonders of the century. v M. ( mnl to Return. WASHINGTON, Feb. 4.— Ambr.ssador Porter has llnformed the department of state that M. Cambon has informed him that he ox pexts to return to his post at Washington within a few days. After the Grip This is the hardest time of all. The disease is apt to leave you in a weak and debilitated condition, ready to take almost anything. You, of course, must consult your doctor and he will un doubtedly tell you to take SCOTT'S EMULSION OF COD-LIVER OIL WITH HY POPHOSPHITES, because it con tains just the elements to nour ish and build up the body and strengthen the nervous system. 50c and f x.oo, (11 druggists. SCOTT & BOWNE, Chemistt, New York. SEWS OF RAILROADS MIWKAI'OI.IS & ST. 1,(11 IS PROPOS ED OMAHA CONNECTIONS IMKIi- ESTING OTHER 1,1 MO S tT WILL HAVE ITS EFFECT Direct Line With Omaha Which Will I row* a Number of Other Roads Litigation In Sl K h< Over the Matter Northern Pacific Of flctala Start for the lOiini Cana dian Pacific Nii«Y<-i-N From Snvwii. Twin City railroad, men are watch ing developments in the case of the Minneapolis & St. Louis which has de clared an intention to build a line which will connect the Twin Cities with Omaha and Rive to this section a direct outlet south and to J:hat section a direct road for its grain and live stock to this market. It is the general opinion that the new line will disturb the situation to the advantage of ship pers and buyers. The line will cross a territory that is now supplied with many roads, but that all run east and west. In order for the farmers to get their products to the Twin Cities they' must first send them to Chicago, and thus pay excessive rates for ordinary shipments. In consequence of this much grain that should come to the Twin Cities goes to Chicago. When the new line is completed it is reasonable to assume that most of the grain which goes to Chicago now will come here, and the Twin Cities will be the gain ers. The same rule apeJies- to live stock. .That the new line will tend to re duce freight rates is conceded and the Northwestern and other lines running to Chicago are not pleased with the prospect. The Minneapolis & St. Louis will cross several opposition lines at a number of points and this is feared will cause a good deal of litigation, as it will be the policy of opposition lines to place as many obstacles as possible in the way of the proposed extension. No line has openly expressed an inten tion to contest the building: of the ex tension, but the Minneapolis & St. Louis has not yet commenced to con struct its new road. That will will be gin in the spring and then the trouble, if there is to be any, will materialize. SALE OP THE ALTON. President Blaekatoine, In a Circular. Practically Opposes It. CHICAGO, Feb. 4.— T. B. Blackstone, presi dent of the Chicago & Alton road, Issued a circular letter to the stockholders today. TVhlch.is likely to create a sensation in rail road and financial circles. The circular will accompany that sent out by J. J. Mitchell, submitting to the vote of , stockholders the proposition to sell the road to a syndicate at 1176 a share for the common and $200 for the preferred stock. While no positive advice Is tendered to Jhe stockholders In Mr. Black stone's circular, no one can read It i without being convinced that the writer is bitterly opposed to the adoption of the proposition. From the beginning, it is said, the n;gotla tions have been carried on in opposition to Mr. Blackstone's views and wishes. It was Mr. Blackstone's veto that prevented the sale of the Chicago & Alton to the , Kansas City, Pittaburg & Gulf railroad. The present proposition may be more favorable from sev eral view points, but it apparently still falls short of being what, in Mr. Blackstone's ■•-NOW READY! -^ j! |! for j^jj ALHAWAC i 899 Greatest Almanac Ever Issued by Any Newspaper. These Are Only a Few of the Topics Fully Set Forth in the Great Book: It gives in alphabetical arrangement the names of the home postoffie*3 and th» Wash ington addresses of all officers of the govern ment and all Senators and Representatives. It gives the foreign embassies and legations to the United States, representing every civilized country. It gives United States embassies and lega tions to all nations. It gives all United States consular officers, giving name, office and rank. 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In the circular issued today Mr. Blackstone pointed out that, the road has bevn through out the whole period of business depression paying 7 per cent dividenas; that the earn ings at the , present time would Justify the directory In paying 8 per cent, but due con sideration for the physical condition of the road has .induced the-ii to pursue the con servative policy of reserving large amounts for Its improvement The circular further deal* wfth the fact that the bond issue of the road will mature in less than three years and can be refunded ,for less than one-half the present rate of interest, standing offers having been received for the full amount re quired to, carry through this plan. When that has been done there would not only be a reasonable probability, but a certainty that the property, if managed ,as It has been, would be able to pay stockholders 15 per cent on their holdings. Western PusFngrr XgfntH Adjourn. CHICAGO, Feb. ■!.— The general passenger agents of the Western roads, who for three days had been considering tie proposed re organization of the Western Passenger asso ciation, have adjourned, subject to the call of the dial] in;. ii. It has been practically agreed to extend the territory as far west as the Colorado common points, and the Union Pacific probably will give ifp its opposition to one association if certain concessions are made that it will enable it to compete on equal terms with the Rio Grande and the Colorado Southern roads. The agreement was ordered printed and after the executive offi ces of the various roads have suggested such change« as they deem necessary another meeting will he called to ;u : upon It as a whole. Sli.-s Not Yet Settled. Vice President J. N. Hill and General Coun sel M. D. Orover. of the Eastern Minnesota, yesterday called upon the railway commit sloners and assured the latter that the elte3 for new towng along the new Coon Creek and Brook Park branch had not been definitely settled upon, and that there need be no ap prehension that the company would tct ag>alnet the best Interests of everyone on the lln« of the road. The company, they said, would try to please as many people as pos sible. Omaha KxpeetH Heavy Traffic. The Omaha road is preparing for a preat volume of traffic next summer. General Man ager Scott has ordered ten locomotives of the ten-wheel type, which are to be delivered in July, and a number of box cars will also be built for the comipany. There wag a scarcity of box cars on the Omaha last year, and grain shipments were often delayed because there were no cars to take them. The company does not Intend that there shall be a repetition of this trou ble this year. Snow on the C. P. H. The Soo ,line train from the coast, which was due In St. Paul at 6 p. m. Friday, arriv ed here at 4:45 p. m. yesterday. .The Cana dian Pacific coast train which connects with the Soo a.t Paso.ua, was caught |in a snow slide and waa unable to get through until th* following day. , All the Soo trains have been late the past week, and thia w«a due to ,the inability of the Canadian Pacific trains to make schedule time because, of the snow and cold, weather in the mountains. ■Norl ln\ .-M I<°.:triiliiK»- NEW YORK, Feb. 4.— Northwest net earn ings for the y«ar. $13,133,433, surplus $3,017, --205 after all charges against $2,279,000 in 1897 and $807,525 In 1898. The Northwest sUteui?nt for the calendar year chows an increase in net earnings of $542,255 over last year. Great Western Earnlnsn. The monthly statement of the Chicago Great Western for January, which was made pub lic yesterday, shows that that road earned during that month $443,782.49. which was an Increase over January, 1898, of $76,617.84. The gross earnings since July 1 to Jan. 31 were $3,168,643.47, which was an increase of $367, --085.49 as compared with the correspondnnf pe riod a year ago. President Mellen Goes Hn«t. President Me'len. of ,the Northern Pacific. Vice President Kendrick and George B. Dod well, of the Northern Pacific Steamship com- It gives a map showing the zone in which the sugar beet attains its greatest per fection, and its growth since 1830. It gives the world's sugar crop annually since 1893. It gives the consumption of sugar In 1898. It gives the consumption of sugar In the United States. It gives facts concerning the household and farm of Infinite variety and comprehensive- ness. It has a map of Alaska and the Klondike gold fields, with a history of the Alatkan pur chase and facts pertaining to that country. It gives a history of coal mining in Alabama. The world's production of gold and silver for one hundred years: It gives the average gold prices of commodi ties and silver for forty-nine years. It gives a diagram showing the average size of the United States during the several decades since 1790. It shows the growth of the United States since 1789 by States. It shows the comparative wealth, manufac tures and agriculture of the United States, as compared with other countries. It gives the work of the recont extraordinary session of Congress. It gives the tariff schedule In full of 1897. It gives a summary of financial and commer cial statistics of 1896. It gives the Congressional appropriations of 1898. It gives the value of gold and silver Imported and exported from 1838 to 1896. It gives a map of the Sandwich Islands. A PERMANENT KECORD FOR 1898. It contains over 500 octavo pages. It contains illustrations, charts, diagrams, etc. It contains tables, weights, measurements and practical calculations for every-day practical use. pany, went to New ,York last night. Mr. Dudwell has ,been in this city most of lh« wufe arranging traffic agretmfnta with the Northern Pacific raliwa;- for his steamship company, and his trip Bast Is believed to be In connection with this business. The North ern Pacific railway directors will meet on Wednesday. Rock Inland I :.-i m I hr«. NEW YORK, Feb. 4.— The Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific's statement for tli« nine months ending Dec. 31 shows: Orosx earn ings, $16.2*2,175; increase, $1,2)>3,U08; other in comes, $890,971; increase, 1374,179; total JIG -673,146; Increases, $1,417,277; operating ex penses and taxea, $10,638,6X2; increase $<ifib - 503; net, $6,034,204; increase, $450 769- cbargf-s $2,905,666; decrease, $176,843; surplus. 13 12*1 698, increase, $672,612. Taking Settle™ Went. H. F. Carter, the, local passenger reprr sin- : tativo of the Vnioif Pacific, sent west >r*if-r --day via the Northwestern and Union Pacific a merry little party of settlers, who >iv to Arcadia, Or., to Join the French colony at that piece. The party numbered twenty peo ple. HAII/WAV NOTES. A. S. Nash, recently appointed general agent of the Omaha at Helena, left for his litw poet yesterday. Vice President Miller, of the Great North ern, and General Superintendent Ward return ed from thek- inspection trip to Montana jee terday. All the roads have agreed to make a special rate to New OrleaDa for -Merdl Oras and re turn, the same rate that was made a year 'ago prevailing. That is one and one-'enth fare for the round trip. The Omaha ha« arranged to run a special train South for carnival week. It will consist of three »l<:«p, ers, on© dining car and one baggage car. It will go to Chicago via the Omaha line, and thence South over the Chicago & Eastern liij nol» and the Louisville & Nashville, visiting Jacksonville, Fla., Mb-blle and New Orleans World'H Gold 0ut,,,,, WASHINGTON, Feb. 4.— According to Con sul Brush at Clifton, Canada, the output of gold from the Klondike and British Colum bia liah raised Canada to the fifth place in the list of gold-producing countries. While the United States shows an Increased output for 1898. It Is still second to the Transvaal. Ac cording to the latest figures, the five leadln gold producing countries for 1898 are as fo lews: Transvaal. J73,476,600; United State $64,300,000; Australia, $61,4W,7ti3; Russia $26 --136,994; Canada, U4,190,Q00. Col. S.-\ii.:i'» Condition Krarr. WAWHINOTON, Feb. 4.— C01. J&mts A. Sex ton, of Chicago, who has been lyicg ve-ry seriously ill at the Garfleld hospital In this cltv for some weaka, and who was thought for some days to be "teiprovlng, has grown worse In the last twenty-four hours. His brain haa become affected, and totjay there Is a Borlou* impairment of respiration.' He is aleo considerably weaker. Juki It-f Brewer Sailn for Home. LIVERPOOL, Feb. 4.— Associate JBStioe David J. Brewer, of the United States su preme court, is a passenger orj board the Cu nard line steamer Btruria, which sail* tzoan this port today for New York. Severe Storm* In >puln. MADRID, Feb. 4.— Sever* storms have visit ed Cadiz and Alj?eciras, and a number of v.Tecks have teen reported. At Los Barrios, ntar Cadiz, stveral persons were killed and Injured by a tornado. Arrived Yesterday. The Globe Year Book and Almanno. A complete record of the year's event*. A mine of Information, 26 cents. At counting room or by mall. Sixteenth Ballot at Harrinbarg. 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