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Minnesota— Fair Friday; high west to
northwest winds. Saturday fair and
w armer.
North Dakota— Fair and colder: westerly
winds. Saturday fair and warmer.
South Dakota — Fair and cooler; westerly
winds. Saturday fiilr and warmer.
Montana— Fair Friday. Saturday fair
and warmer; westerly winds.
Wisconsin — Cooler, with fair in western
and thunder storms in eastern portion
Friday; dangerous southwesterly
squalls. Saturday fair.
lowa— Fair Friday, high west to north
west winds. Saturday fair and warmer.
Yesterday's observations, taken by the
United States weather bureau, St. Paul,
P. F. Lyons observer, for the twenty
four hours ended at 7 o'clock last night.
Barometer corrected for temperature
and elevation.
Highest temperature 74
I. 'west temperature t|o
Average temperature 67
Daily range 14
Ba n imeter 29.42
Humidity 83
Precipitation 53
T i>. m. temperature 4*3
T p. m.. wind, south; weather, cloudy.
Danger Gauge Change in
tion. Line. Reading. 24 hours.
St. Paul 14 6.3 —0.2
l.;i Crosse M 8.5 —0.3
tport IS 8.8 *0.2
ouls 30 25.6 *0.2
—Fall. 'Rise.
Hlgh.*Bpm High.*Bpm
Bismarck ...'IS «2 Boston 54 52
Calgary 4rt 3 i Buffalo 82 70
Duluth 50 46,Chieago SO 74
Edmonton ...50 44 Cleveland ....82 74
Havre ...50 44iDetroit 32 74
Selena 42 40 Los Angeles.. 64 58
Huron 10 70 New Orleans. S6 76
Medicine Hat. 4B 42 New York ....66 54
Minnedosa ...64 ."(3 Omaha 70 60
Prince Albert.so -it), Philadelphia .70 54
QuAppelle ...14 liiijPittsburg 80 70
8. Current .J»6 36: San Francisco 64 50
"VYlllistoii H2 54|St. Louis ....80 76
Winnipeg 68 6ll Washington .72 58'
shlngton time (7 p. m. St. Paul).
M vkkia<;e ix wiscoxsin.
A good deal of scandal has arisen, and
much individual unhapplness has followed,
as a result of the loose marriage laws of
the state of Wisconsin. From every neigh
iMiing stale persons desiring to avoid the
few very reasonable and altogether in
dispensable requirements established in
their own states have been In the habit
of having their marriages performed In
Wisconsin. Clandestine marriage would,
indeed, be practically impossible in this
sse< tion were it not for the Wisconsin law.
The present session of the Wisconsin
legislature has passed a measure which.
If it should not be vetoed by the governor,
Will be the law of the state within a short
time. It provides that a license shall be
Issued at least five days before any mar
rlage can be solemnized within the state.
It seems altogether reasonable to sup
pose that the governor of Wisconsin will
attach his signature to the measure. He
certainly ought to do so in the interest
of public decency, unless he desires his
state to continue to bear about the same
relation to marriage which certain other
ma ••■.-. still bear to divorce.
The intelligent sense of the American
people is clearly adverse to the disposi
tion to make light of the marriage relation
or to entering upon it In any other than a
spirit of serious consideration. Had mar
riages continued to be surrounded by the
impressivensss which attended them al
most universally but a few years ago,
the divorce evil would not be at all as
X- ii ill or as aggravated as it Is among
us. The Gretna Green of a century ago
has no place in modern American society.
A good deal of discussion, which seems
entirely unnecessary, has prevailed re
garding the circumstances of the arrest
of a man named Ranger by a mounted
officer In Merriam Park. Whether the
arrest was or was not warranted, it was
made. There is no authority qualified to
pass upon the rightfulness of the arrest
excepting a local police court. Two spe
dflc charges were made against Ranger,
one that he resisted an officer and an-
Other for fast driving.
On the statement imputed to Lieut.
Budy, in charge of the Merriam Park
substation, he released Ranger on his
representation that he had been suffi
ciently punished for his misconduct in
being arrested and clubbed by the officer,
and on the further representations that it
would be very inconvenient to him to bo
compelled to lose further time on the
Lieut. Budy has authority, we believe,
to release a prisoner on bail who has
been charged with a misdemeanor. There
his power In such a case ends. By what
authority did he assume judicial func
tions in releasing Ranger and practically
acquitting him of the charges made?
They were of a public nature, and were in
no sense the outcome of a personal dis-.
agreement. They could not therefore be
withdrawn. Nor were they withdrawn.
It would relieve the taxpayers of con
siderable expense to have criminal
charges thus summarily disposed of. It
■would effectually remove all difficulties
about the reorganization of the munici
pal court, and perhaps be altogether sat
isfactory in operation. It Is worth while
pointing out, however, that the polioe
force of this city exists for no such pur
pose, and that it is a gross breach of
public duty and obligation to do as Lieut.
Budy did in this case. If Chief Goss does
not see the matter In this light it should
"be made plain to him by his superior of
ficer, the mayor, and such steps taken
as will prevent a recurrence of any such
high-handed proceeding.
Frederick C. Stevens, president of the
■defunct Minnesota Savings bank, in an
swering the Invitation of representatives
of the chamber of commerce. Jobbers'
union and Commercial club to a banquet
•aid: "It will give- me great pleasure to
be with you on that occasion, at the date
suggested." How embarrassing it would
have been had he accepted for "that oc
casion" on some other date.
Minnesotans have the consolation of
knowing that there are legislatures in
other states even more asinine than any
they have paid for spoiling good paper in
enacting fool laws. California established
its claim to pre-eminence over Minne
sota, if not over the legislature of any
state in the Union. It was not only that
the boodlers so dominated it that no elec
tion of a senator was possible, for, how
ever unintentional was the outcome, the
result is most fortunate for the country
that a senator thus selected will not re
inforce men from the same mill in the
senate. Its claim to a higher grade of
foolishness than Minnesota legislatures
have yet attained was in the passage of
a law that requires every "article, state
ment and editorial" in a newspaper to be
signed by the writer thereof.
Whether to ignore the law, so stupidly
senseless on its face as to stamp it a
dead letter from its birth, or to obey it
was the question presented to California
papers. To ignore it was the easier way,
for a literal compliance with the act pre
sented difficulties that every newspaper
man will readily perceive, however simple
it might seem to the sort of intellects
selected in California to make up a Re
publican legislature. The Argonaut, how
ever, belongs to the class of papers which
believe that the law should be obeyed,
and that the best way to secure the re
peal of a bad one is through its enforce
ment. The latest issue of that very in
dependent and excellent paper opens its
editorial page with a long apology for
the signature of the editor's own name
to every "article, statement and edito
rial" in the paper, and why it is that his
own name and not those of the members
of his staff is given. He assumes that,
as he is the responsible head of the pa
per, dictating its policy, suggesting,
where he does not write, the treatment
of topics, he alone is the writer of all
that appears in his paper, a position the
accuracy of which every newspaper man
will admit.
Then follow the various "articles,
statements and editorials" of the paper,
the society news, the musical notes, the
sporting news, the book notices and liter
ary notes, the column of storiettes culled
from uncredlted sources, each and every
one followed by the name of the editor.
But, to make the absurdity of the law
more apparent, all except the explana
tory editorial, which bears the name of
Jerome A. Hart, each and every item In
the entire paper is followed by the name
"jahart" in "lower case" and in agate
type, whether the reading matter preced
ing it is set in minion or nonpareil.
Nothing could better set off the ridicu
lousness of the law and bring it and
its authors into contempt. The process
may be aptly termed "jaharting."
The Argonaut is Republican to the core,
notwithstanding its independent attitude,
but Mr. Hart regrets being obliged to
"admit that a majority of the late legis
lature was Republican," and then pro
ceeds to present a terrific arraignment of
its party in that state. He recounts the
notorious corruption that prevailed dur
ing the senatorial contest. "The Repub
lican party in California must be purged
of rogues," declares the irate editor, ut
terly reckless of the decimating effect
of his decree. "But if the Republican
party should chastise their leaders," he
concludes, "will the people of California
think that Justice has yet been done? Or
will a justly outraged people also .chastise
the Republican party, and with whips of
scorpions flog them from the halls of the
commonwealth which they have defiled?"
The Minneapolis council appears to be
having trouble to get rid of the frogs In
the big reservoir. That ought to be sim
ple. Catch them and eat them. Frogs
legs are great brain makers, and some
councils need cerebral development.
A Missouri firm has taken the Job of
building a Jail at Marshall, Minn. This
looks rather bad for Marshall, as the
Mlssourlans do not seem to be able to
build jails tight enough to hold their own
The mothers of Minnesota will be glad
to know that the anti-Gretna Green law
did, after all, go through the Wisconsin
legislature. More of our girls will get
married at home hereafter.
It seems hard to reach the people who
make improper use of the flag. The day
Quay was acquitted the Philadelphia In
quirer published his picture surrounded
with the American bunting in colors.
If the Minneapolis Journal and Tribune
really need a peace commission, how
would it do to put their little affair in the
hands of the Minneapolis police force?
Now it is announced that Quay has
sixty votes pledged to seat him as a sena
tor. What won't politics of the plainest
and cheapest kind do?
It is rumored that the president -will
remove Miles when the beef report Is in.
Let the president do this if he wants to
be beaten in 1900.
America is after Oriental trado every
hour. It Is stated that our purchase of
Chinese firecrackers this year will be the
largest on record.
One big Minneapolis firm is selling
men's furnishings, corsets and soda
water. There's a record-breaking combi
nation for you.
In spite of the fact that Mr. Hobart
was elected vice president, he isn't mucli
more prominent than Mr. Sewall or Mr.
Now it is proposed to build a cable line
to Iceland. Is that to facilitate tlie or
dering of ice by our red-hot college boys?
Pretty soon we will be speaking of the
soldiers in the Philippines as Col. Fred
Funston and the others.
The signal service hangs up a bulletin
indicating squalls. Do you hear that,
Kautz and Coghlan?
J. Pluvius started in at Kansas City
and Milwaukee yesterday with a per
centage of 1.000.
Wanted— A small carload of harmony
and melody for Samoa.
Perhaps Armenia needs a new advertis
ing agent-
Only three more opportunltlea are left
local theater goers to enjoy the interest
ing scenes and Incidents of a "Royal
Prisoner" at the Grand. Tomorrow at
2:30 the only remaining matmee of the
engagement ■will occur.
Laughter will reign supreme at the
Grand the coming week, when "Too Much
Money," the new and successful farce
comedy will be seen fr a week's engage
ment. As its title indicates, the skit
takes for the basis of its story and plot
the idea of money, and illustrates in the
working out of the same the peculiar idea
of the Dunkards, who do not believe in
money and they are forbidden to marry
persons of wealth, and it is on this fea
ture that no end of fun Is evolved in this
play. There is promised a goodly sup
ply of song, music and dance, and the
cast is in every way adequate.
Dr. John Watson (lan Mrclaren), the
celebrated author, preacher and lecturer,
will deliver one of his famous lectures
at the Metropolitan Opera house Friday
afternoon, May 5.
Otis Skinner, in hla latest success,
"Rosemary," will be the attraction at
the Metropolitan Opera house for three
nights and Wednesday matinee, com
mencing Monday evening, May 1.
An instructor was drilling a company cf
volunteer recruits, who did not pay much
attention to hla orders. He noticed one
man in particular, who was passing sly
remarks about him. The instructor held
out for some time, but at last could stand
it no longer, and said to the man, a
Scotchman, sarcastically: "You seem to
know all about the drill, my lad. Suppose
you com* out and take my place." Mac,
being very thick skinned, came out of the
ranks, and, facing the company, gave the
order: "Company, 'tentionV Then, after
a pause: "Right turn! Dismiss!" Leav
ing the astonished instructor, who was
too amazed to speak, the company raced
back to the canteen, delighted at having
escaped an hour's tedious drill.
The colonel of a certain regiment, who
was very strict on his young officers, was
continually inspecting their troop rooms
to see if everything was clean, and also
to see if he could find fault with any
thing. One day he inspected the room of
an officer who was noted for his wit.
He had nearly finished his inspection
when he noticed a cobweb in one of the
corners, and thought to himself, "Now I
have got him." "What does this mean?"
asked the colonel. The young officer
coolly replied: "We always keep one in
case a man cuts his finger."
Up near Ponca, Neb., lives a man who
is noted for his absent-mindedness. A
recent visitor from there declares this
story is told and believed among his
neighbors: "He was over at our house
one evening when a heavy rain set in,
and he was invited to stay all night
rather than take the drenching he would
get on the half-mile trip home. He ac
cepted the invitation. Later, he took his
hat and stepped out of the house. In a
short time he came in again, bearing a
bundle under his arm. He explained by
saylng: 'I didn't want to give you folks
too much bother, and so I thought I
would Just get my own nightshirt, and I
have been over to the house after it.'
And there never was any Indication in
his manner that he realized the ridicu
lousness of the trip under the circum
■ .
The largest insect known to entomolo
gists is a Central American moth, called
the Erebus strix, which expands Its wings
from 11 to 18 inches.
The longest word in the English lan
guage is "Proantitransubstantiatlonist,"
a Jointed word of twenty-eight letters.
"Transubstantiationableness" is the next
The largest cask in the world is the
Blather cask of Nuremberg, Germany. It
is .105 feet in diameter and 51 feet deep,
and its completion a few years ago was
celebrated by a ball, at which over 500
persona were on the floor of the cask.
The longest wall in the world is the fa
mous stone defense made by the Chinese
against the Tartars about 200 B. C. It
is 20 feet high, 27 feet thick at the base,
and stretches for 1,280 -miles over hills,
valleys and rivers.
The greatest bell in the world is in an
edifice before the great temple of Buddha
at Tokyo. It weighs 1,700,000 pounds, and
is four times greater than the great bell
at Moscow, whose circumference at the
rim is nearly 68 feet, and whose height
is 21 feet.
The highest monument in the world is
in Washington, D. C. It was erected
in honor of George Washington. It is
550 feet high, 55 feet square at the base,
and contains 18,000 blocks of marble two
feet thick. In the interior is an eleva
tor, and 50 flights of stairs, 18 steps each.
m ,
For tlie Work He Is Doing to Get tlie
Thirteenth Home.
To the Editor of the Globe:
The pictures in yesterday morning's
Pioneer Press of members of the Thir
teenth regiment were very amusing, no
doubt, for people who have no boys in
the Philippine islands and are not quick
to sympathize with other people's trou
bles. As for myself and a great many
others who have suffered greatly from
having their boys in the islands, we see
nothing in the pictures but a desire to
convey a wrong idea to the public mind.
There are a great many boys among the
volunteers who have no "mommies" to
come home to, but they are just as anx
ious to come home as others are. I
think if the party who wrote the article
in Tuesday morning's Pioneer Press was
in the boys' position he would only be
too glad to be sent home. Of course the
boys af the Thirteenth Minnesota volun
teers were and are only too glad to serve
their country, but there are a great many
of them whose families have suffered
greatly during the past severe winter,
and, looking from a different point of
view, there are a great man others who,
now that the war for which they enlisted
is over, have duties to perform that are
of far greater Importance and a' great
deal pleasanter than those that the gov
ernment are making them perform in the
Philippines. I appreciate Gov. Llnd's
services in trying to get the recall of the
Thirteenth Minnesota volunteers.
St. Paul, April 26.
Long-Llved Pope*.
Leslie's Weekly.
The recovery of the nonagenarian pon
tiff, after an illness followed by an opera
tion, which within a day brought 10,000
telegrams to his bedside, reveals his mar
velous vitality and recalls the fact that
out of a total of 263 'pontiffs sixteen
only have seen their eighty-first year.
Plus IX., Leo's predecessor, lived until
he was ninety years old, and was the
only one of all the popes who surpassed
Peter's quarter of a century on the papal
throne. Clement XI. died in his ninety
third year; Paul IV. at ninety-three, and
Gregory IX. was all but a centenarian.
Commenting on these facts, the London
Lancet says that Pope Leo's example
adds another to the many instances of
patriarchal years attained by hard-work
ing men, professional and other, In whom
"mind and soul according well" with a
physique unbroken by excess and braced
by manly exercise, have resulted in that
"old age" immortalized by Wordsworth
as "beautiful and free."
Washington Post.
"Should distillers be permitted to go to
heaven?" inquires the Louisville CouWer-
Journal. Why cause Kentucklans this
needless annoyance concerning the
» _ — .
A»«l "Neither «;ain Anything.
Washington Star.
Mr. Quay and Mr. Addicks might trade
legislatures and see what new talent will
1-:. J. Il.wljisou Gives a History of
the Line on Which $300,000 Was
Spent— Will Try to Interest Cap
ital In Furthering Its Construc
tion—Northern Pacific Ramlng*
Continue to show on Increase.
E. J. Hodgson, president of the Se
curity Trust company, of this city, re
turned yesterday from Glen wood, Pope
county, where he. purchased at sheriff's
sale the road bed pf the Duluth, Huron &.
Denvere railroad. Mr. Hpdgson acted as
trustee for some half a dozen of the judg
ment creditors and bid in the road for
$100,000. The road bed was graded and
bridged from Sauk Center through Ben
son and Appleton to the western line of
the state about twelve years ago at a
cost of $300,000, and while the bridges
are gone the road bed is in fairly good
Mr. Hodgson last evening in speaking of
the purchase which was made under
judgment said the original intention of
the parties interested in the road was to
build a line from Duluth to Huron, S.
D., and twelve years ago the work was
commenced. Instead of starting at Du
luth tho work was commenced at Sauk
Center, it being contended that as both
the Northern Pacific and Great Northern
roads were at this point It would be Just
as well to use these lines from Sauk Cen
ter to Duluth. From Sauk Rapids 4he
line was graded southwest to Benson, a
distance of thirty-five miles and from
there to Appleton twenty-five miles
further. From Appleton the route still
contlnuede southwest about forty miles
to the western line of the state.
About ?300,000 was expended In bridges
and grading the roadbed of the proposed
line a distance of something over 100
miles. The trouble was, according to the
statement of Mr. Hodgson, the parties
at the head of the project were not prac
tical railroad men and after spending
what money they had were unable to go
ahead. The president of the company
was Rev. J. C. Conkey, of Dubmiue, lo. (
and the officers and members of the syn
dicate were equally as well posted In the
business of constructing railroad as tho
president of the company.
The result was that after working over
100 miles from Sauk Center the company
came to the end of Its cash and work
was stopped. There were numerous
creditors as the work done aggregated
$300,000, but only six or seven, which wore
represented by Mr. Hodgson at the sale,
held Wednesday, held 'on and followed up
their claims with judgments.
The names of the parties Interested or
the judgment creditors Mr. Hodgson did
not care to give ;out. The intention was
to get title to the road bed and interest
new capital or some railroad company in
the scheme. Mr. Hodgson said so far as
he had personally examined the .ro.ad
bed he was surprised to find the grading
almost intact. He had often heard that
there was nothing so. enduring as mound
building and this statement was, proven
correct by the oendition of the old road
bed constructed twelve years ago.
The proposed road, Mr. Hodgaon said,
crossed the Soo at Sedan, tho Great
Northern at Benson, and the H. & D.
division of the Chicago, Milwaukee & St.
Paul at Appleton. The country was the
most promising In the farming 11ns in the
state, and If It was possible to interest
outside capital or some railroad company
to put in money enough to complete the
line he had on doubt but that It would
pay for tho investment.
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They Still Continue to Show an In
crease Every Month.
The gross earnings' statement of the
Northern Pacific for the month of March
was made public yesterday, and is as
Gross earnings— March, 1898, $1,847,346.13:
1599, $2,061,804.77; increase, $214^,458.64.
Operating expenses— March, 1898, $791,
--636.28; 1399, $958,126.88; Increase. $186 490 60
Net earnings— March, 1893, $1,055,709.85;
1899, $1,103,677.89; Increase, $47,968.04.
Taxes, rentals and improvements-
March, 3898, $241,465.18; 1899, $239,738.27
Net operating income— March, 1898. $814 -
244.67; 1899, $863,939.62; increase, $49,694.95.
Miscellaneous income not including land
sales— March, 1898, $55,971.94; 1899, $12,174.81.
Net Income— Main system— March, 1898,
$870,216.61; 189!), $876,114.43; increase, $5,897.82.
Proprietary lines-^March, 1898, $25,135.14;
1899, $17,400.18. Total, March, 1898, $895,
--351.75; 1899, $893,514.61.
For the nine months ending March
31 the gross earnings Were $18,130,392.62, an
Increase of $1,753,640.78.: The operating ex
penses were $8,124,145.10, an increase of
$700,507.24. Net earnings for the nine
months, $10,056,247.42, an increase of $1,
--053,133.64. The net Income of the main
and proprietary lines Increased, $505,974.99.
Mlnnenota Portion Will Be Sold at
St. Paul.
MILWAUKEE,; Wis., April 27.— Judge
Jenkins today ordered the sale of that
part of the land grants of the Northern
Pacific Railway company which lies in
Minnesota and North Dakota, east of the
Missouri river. The sale will be made by
Special Master Alfred L. Carey. The
North Dakota lands wil be sold at Fargo,
N. D., and the Minnesota lands at St.
Paul. The patented lands will be sold
In single sections or subdivisions and the
other lands in two parcels. The date of
sale will be fixed by the master, sixty
days' notice being given. The sale was
ordered on the petition of Receivers Ed
win H. McHenry and Frank G. Bigelow.
The land affected by this order is about
25,000,000 acres and most of it lies in Min
Borne Northwestern People Going by
the Beaver Line.
J. G. Allen, agent for the Beaver line,
has booked the following passengers for
European ports:
Dr. Arthur Sweeney, of St. Paul, who
will sail on the Patricia to France, May
27. He goes on a pleasure trip.
Adam Lawson, of the Northern Pacific,
will sail for London June 24, on fhe Pre
toria. ,
James Carney, a wealthy range owner
of Dlckenson, N.. D., f left last night for
New York and will sail May 3 on the
Majestic for Ireland. He goes to the
County Claire to bring his family of
fifteen to America. On his return he
will settle In Barron county, Wisconsin,
where he has purchased 480 acres of land.
August Larson, and family will sail
Saturday on the Pennsylvania for
Sweden, and Anton Brockmeler goes May
4 on the Furst Blsmark.
Milwaukee Planning to Build Two
Linen in Sew Territory.
The statement has been confirmed by a
dispatch from New York that the Mil
waukee will go after Minneapolis and St.
Louis business by building two lines into
its territory." It is reported on pretty
good authority that the Milwaukee will
build from Rockwell City to Sac City:
and Storm Lake, and from Fonda to
The Milwaukee already has a road
from Spencer to Spirit Lake and It will
*c extended to Jackson, Minn., making*
a through line from that point to Den
Monies. The Sao City line will probably
bo extended Into Sioux county next y«ar.
Albert Lea'i Complaint.
A. C. Bird, general traffics manager,
and Ferdinand Peck, general counsel, or
the Milwaukee, were in the city yes
terday for the purpose of holding a con
rerence with the Chicago Great Northern
to the end that Joint rates might be es
tablished from Albert L.ea to points on
the Milwaukee line.
The time for answering the complaint
of Ransom Brothers, of Albert Lea, be
fore the state railroad commission, ex
pired yesterday, and an effort is being
made by the roada to adjust the matter.
Gone With the B. & O.
James B. Kearney, who haß been as
sociated with the Great Northern road
during the past seventeen years, has re
signed his position as chief clerk of the
accountant's department, and left last
night for Baltimore, having been made
assistant superintendent of transporta
tion of the Baltimore & Ohio road.
Before leaving he was presented with
a testimonial by the members of the car
accountant's department. It consisted of
a very handsome gold watch, chain and
la Not KniliiiKluHUc.
J. H. Reynolds, of Nymore, Neb., who
built all of Donald McLean's Pacific
Short Line that has ever been built, Is
in Minneapolis with H. McPherson, of
Booneville, Neb., figuring on the Minne
apolis & St. Louis' Omaha extension con
tract. Mr. Reynolds doesn't get so very
enthusiastic over the prospects for finish
ing the remaining 2,000 miles of the Short
WlhoiMisin Anti-Pass Bill.
MADISON, Wis., April 27.— The anti
pass bill passed both branches of the
legislature today. The bill prohibits the
acceptance by public officials and dele
gates to political conventions of railway
pusses under heavy penalty.
Linen to Confer.
CHICAGO, April 27.— A call was issued
today for a joint conference between the
Eastern and Western lines to be held
here next Wednesday on rates and ton
nage from the West via the Gulf, Mis
sissippi river and Chicago on the Atlan
tic seaboards.
At a meeting of the directors of the
Minneapolis & St. Louis in New York
yesterday it was decided to retire the
first preferred stock. This will reduce
the fixed charges $250,000 per year. The
$2,500,000 5 per cent cumulative stock Is
retired by 4 per cent bonds.
The low all-rail rates are said to be
responsible for the large shipments of
corn during the past two weeks from
Minneapolis to Baltimore. It is estimat
ed that 4,000,000 bushels have been moved,
and is, to a large extent, used as ballast
in steamships bound for Liverpool.
It is reported that C. L. Wellington, C
A. Parker and H. L. Shute, commission
ers of the Western Trunk line committee,
will be dropped out the first of July,
and that H. H. Courtwrlght will become
sole commissioner.
It Is reported that the motor trains of
the great Western to South St. Paul
will hereafter, beginning May 1, run Into
the union depot, instead of stopping on
the public highway at the foot of Jack
son street.
J. P. Ellmer, general agent of the pas
senger department of the Great Western,
went to Chicago last night to attend
the meeting of the Western Passenger
The Minneapolis & St. Louis has se
cured the contract for bringing to Min
neapolis and St. Paul seventy pupils of
the djeaf and dumb institute at Faribault.
The* gross earnigs of the Omaha for
the month of March were $811,972, being
an increase of $171,179 over the same
month in 1898.
Articles of incorporation of the Den
ver & Montana have been filed in Col
orado by the auditor of the Burlington
J. O. Allen, St. Paul agent of the
Beaver line of steamships, is in New
York, and will return Sunday.
Freight representatives of the Western
and Central lines meet in Chicago May
3 to discuss grain export rates.
The city passenger offices of the North
ern Pacific are being renovated and re
Stotp (oil. illi. ,4 the Trusts.
New York Journal.
It^^nn 6 ," 6^ QrteS 3 Protests that
it is Impossible for him to suppress the
reach 8 ? h ce ° aUSe th<? 1&W cannot be mad « to
Well, let us assume for the sake of
argument that it £ U the government
taWrJP?? t-he-jrusts, at least it
= k i£i i€ ed tO . Courage, protect and
subsidize them, is it?
Why should we give the $7,000,000 borax
trust the power to tax American consum
ers five cents a pound on borax?
Could not the $30,000,000 Knit Goods
Company and the $50,000,000 Print Cloth
pool get along without duties of 50 per
cent and upward on the things that peo
ple must wear?
Would it not be possible for the United
States Cast Iron Pipe and Foundry com
pany, capital $30,000,000, to make a living
without $9 a ton protection?
Is the $30,000,000 National Load company
in dire need of the proceeds of a tax of
a cent and half a pound on lead?
Could not the $45,000,000 Western Lum
ber pool destroy our forests fast enough
without the stimulus of a duty of $2 per
thousand feet on pine boards?
Do the consumers of sugar feel morally
bound to pay tariff taxes of $20,000,000 a
year to the sugar trust and its allies,
with their capital of $128,000,000?
Are the various steel trusts, total cap
italization $367,650,600, so poor that they
must have outdoor relief in the form
of duties of from $6.72 per ton upward
on steel and Its products?
Is not the $50,000,000 American Tin Plate
company a sufficiently robust Infant by
this time to be able to dispense with Its
pap of 1^ cents a pound on tin plates?
Put every article controlled by a trust
on the free list.
This is a simple, practicable policy. It
needs no litigation. Its execution would
not depend on the zeal and good faith
of prosecuting officers and courts.
"But that would mean free trade,"
somebody objects. "The trusts control
everything now, and if their products
are put on the free list there will be no
tariff left."
"Well, what of it? If trusts are the
only beneficiaries of the tariff we can
certainly dispense with it as far as pro
tection is concerned. As to revenue, we
can get that from a graduated income
Gold Deposit* In the Philippines.
Dr. David T. Day, in Engineering Maga
zine for May.
At this distance and with the slight
exploratory work which Uas been carried
on in the Philippine Islands, the miner
als that can be profitably exported are
best known. Mr. George F. Becker In
his recent investigation has given a very
clear view of the present mineral explor
ation In the Philippines, and has shown
that gold is found In a great number of
localities In the archipelago, from North
ern Luzon to Central Mindanao. In most
cases the "gold is detrital, and is found
either In existing water-courses or In
deposits now deserted by the current. It
is said that In Mindanao some of the
gravels are In an elevated position and
adapted to hydraulic mining. There are
no data at hand which Indicate decisively
the value of any of the placers, but the
fact that they are washed largely with
cocoanut-shells for pans by the natives
is an Indication of either rlcih deposits
or quite coarse gold. In the province of
Abra, at the northern end of Luzon,
there are placers, ahd the river Abra it
self yields auriferous gravel. -In Le
Planto there are gold-quartz veins as Well
as gravels, and here also Is the b6st-de
veloped deposit of copper ores, although
these are also reported from a great num
ber of localities on the Islands of Lueon,
Mlndoro, Capul, Masbate, Panay and
Mindanao. This last island is practically
unexplored and full of. possibilities.
For Pntiire Use.
I-ltchfield Independent.
SUck Jim Tawney, of Wlnona, the spe
cial champion of the lumber trust, was
called in by the Republicans of Minne
sota to draft an anti-trust law for po
litical purposes. They no doubt expect to
use this buncombe enactment as cam
paign material next year.
Queer Figuring.
Litohflekl Independent.
An exchange sarcastically observes that
It can't see any sense in buying 10,000,000
Filipinos at $2 per head, and then spend
ing JIOO per head more to kill them oft.
It does *eem -a T«ther queer style of
ftj?Hrtn«. j
Attorney (or the Addlwton Pipe and
Ste>el Company Maintains That
<lie People He Represents Have
Entered Into an Ordinary Copart
nership and Cannot Control
WASHINGTON, April 27.-Solicltor
General Richards today made an argu
ment In the United States supreme court
In the case of the Addlston Pipe and
Steel company and other pipe companies,
constituting a combination, which the
government charges is -in violation of the
anti-trust law. Mr. Richards contended
that the anti-trust law was passed for
the purpose of protecting the public
against persons or corporations who
might seek to establish monopolies or
suppress competition. Unquestionably
congress had gone to the full extent. In
vesting full power In the courts, but Mr.
Richards said that the present was the
first case in which there had been an op
portunity to test the power of corpora
tions to combine for the express purpose
of regulating trade and controlling prices.
He contends that "the combination
operates In the unreasonable, uncon
scionable and the iniqultlous restraint of
trade, defrauding the public where the
law provides for open competition." He
also attempted to show that it worked a
restraint of trade among the several
states in violation of the right of con
gress to regulate interstate commerce.
He quoted from the answer of the pipe
company to show that the combination
had been formed to prevent "ruinous
competition," which, he argued, was a
violation of the express terms of the
law. He then showed that the territory
of the United States was now divided
into "pay territory" and "free territory,"
there being thirty-six states in the pay
territory in which a bonus was charged
on all sales, the remainder being free to
competition. There was also an under
standing that certain cities should be re
served to each company, In which there
should be no competition. All these cir
cumstances indicated, he argued, that
there was an unmistakable trust, and
that it was clearly in violation of the
federal statutes.
Mr. J. W. Warrington closed the argu
ment for the pipe companies. He claimed
that the agreement between them was
nothing more than ordinary partnership,
and that "it was protected under the law
protecting all legitimate contracts. His
clients had, he contended, as much
right to make contracts among them
selves as other citizens had, so long as
they did not Interfere with the rights of
others, which contract did not. The or
ganization was not sufficient to suppress
competition, for the reason that it con
trolled only about one-third, qt the pipe
made In the country. In bidding on Jobs
supplying pipe to cities, or others there
was still abundant opportunity for com
peHtlon", for reason that any other
manufacture not In the combination was
at liberty Fo put In bids in competition
with theirs.
Replying to the contentions of the gov
ernment that the combination was In
violation of the interstate commerce
clause of the constitution, Mr. Warring
ton argued that clause was intended
only to apply to restraints on commerce
between the states by the various states
themselves pr by municipalities or com
' mon carriers "between the states. Hence
a union of interests like that of his
clients did not fall within the lines of the
constitution, and the laws under It
£ould not be Invoked legltlimately to dis
turb the relationship.
Combine to Be Formed With a Cap
ital of $40,000,000.
NEW YORK, April 27.— The report that
a combination of the maufacturers of
hardware Is being effected "was confirmed
today. The principal promoter of the
new company, which is to take over the
existing interests, is Charles R. Flint, of
Eddy & Co., the well-known steamship
owner and capitalist. Mr. Flint declined
to speak of the matter today, but it was
learned that the new company would
probably be orgaized under the laws of
New Jersey and would Include all the
principal manufacturers of hardware,
locks, etc. The aggregate amount of
capital involved in the new compay will
be about $40,000,000 ad the authorized cap
ital stocß will be at least that amount,
divided equally Into preferred and com
mon stock. It is expected that the char
ter of the new company will be field In
a few days. The new company will be
financed by a well-known banking firm
In this city, having a London house, from
which fact it is inferred, that foreign cap
ital Is to be invested In the undertaking.
MATNARD, Minn., April 27.— (Special.)
—Christ Thorn, aged seventy, died this
morning at 8 o'clock at his home at
Clara City, after a protracted illness.
The deceased was one of the oldest set
tlers of Chippewa county, and Btood in
high esteem of all who knew him. He
leaves a widow and six children to mourn
his loss.
NEW YORK, April 27.— Sam T. Jack,
the well-known theatrical manager, died
tonight of cancer of the liver, aged
forty-six years.
NEW YORK, April 27.— Mme. Paur,
■wife of Emil Paur, the conductor of tho
Philharmonic society, died today, after
an illness of six months. She was a
noted pianist and had appeared in this
and other Eastern cities. She was thirty
nine years of age.
Warned to lip More Careful In His
Letter Writing.
WASHINGTON, April 27.— 1t has been
felt proper to admonish Admiral Kautz
to be more careful either In writing such
letters us that published yesterday from
Cincinnati, or In guarding his letters from
publicity, and a letter of that character
was addressed to him yesterday. Theo
retically, a letter addressed under the
circumstances attending the Kautz letter
may be regarded as strictly private, yet
practically the wrtler must accept the
consequences that would follow the pub
— -*•>_
Not All Farm Attraction.
Duluth Herald.
Since the recruiting office was opened In
St. Paul an average of but one man per
day can be found willing to Join the
United "States army. The Pioneer Press
claims It Is because Dakota farms are so
attractive at present. How strange! And
yet, neither the editor of the Pioneer
Press nor the News-Tribune writer has
been attracted to a Dakota farm. What's
the matter with the patriots? Where is
the horde of believers In "benevolent as
similation" and "criminal aggression?"
Why don't they go to the front? The way
is open.
Desired Relief.
Houston County Chief.
The long-suffering and patient public
will "breathe a consoling "Amen." The
days of those interesting (?) legislative
letters run by many of the country pa
pers has gone by and .patent medicine
ads can again be used as "fillers."
RKItl.iN HAS \l>Vl< ks THAT EURO
Ensign Monaghan Was Beheutled by
the MiUnufuns While Yet Alive—
Fought Until He Fell H. 1,,1. -* >,—
Details of Recent EngaKein«iiti
Between Native Force* — Kautx
Goes to Paso Pago for Coal.
BERLIN, April 27.— An official dispatch
dated Apia, Samoa, April 18, has been re
ceived here. It says that, after the ar
rival of the last mail, the United State*
cruiser Philadelphia left Apia and pro
ceeded to the American treaty port of
Pago Pago, while the British warship*
continued alone the bombardment of the
coast villages on the northern coast of •
Upolu, while slight engagements oc
curred on land. The dispatch adds:
"On April 17 there was a collision three
miles from Apia, which ended in the re
treat of the Tanu people. The number
of killed and wounded were about sev
enty. No Europeans were injured. A
British detachment lying in reserve took
no part in the fight."
Important Instructions io the Com.
mlsstoners to Samoa.
SAN FRANCISCO, April 27.— After the
U. S. S. Badger sailed yesterday for
Samoa with the Samoan commissioners
aboard important orders arrived. A boat
was sent after the steamer, but was un
able to overtake her. The transports
Ohio and Senator sail today and the lat
ter will try to reach Honolulu before the
Badger leaves.
ll ow Ensign Mon aghin Was Be
headed While Yet Alive.
AUCKLAND, N. Z., April 27.—Particu
lars of the fighting In Samoa, contained
In the advices received here from Apia,
under date of April 18, show that the bat
tle between the friendly natives and the
rebels took place at Vailelo and that the
rebels lost 100 men in killed and wounded.
Further details of the deaths of Enatgn
J. R. Monaghan and Lieut. P. V. Lans
dale, of the U. S. cruiser Philadelphia,
have been received. They show that
Monaghan was beheaded before he was
dead. A deserter from the Mataafan
forces says Monaghan and Lansdale were
retreating when they were discovered by
a chief and his wife, who w^re looking
for wounded men. They gave the alarm
and Monoghan was shot while continuing
the retreat. Later, it appears, the, rebels
returned and killed Lansdale. Monaghan
fought until he was wounded and he was
then beheaded. The doctors examined the
remains and confirmed the statements
Sumtele, the principal rebel chief, ran
away and told his people 100 British had
been killed. Mataafa deserters assert
that the Germans sent cartridges in bags
of rice and sugar along the coast In De
Admiral Kautz, it Is asserted, fired a
blank shot on April 8 across the bows of
a German schooner which was lf-avlng
ADia without reporting.
~"fm~ Armies, iffijtU -jE as fought at
Mangia, fifteen miles eastward or Apia.
About 2,000 rebels attacked a Gaunt land
ing party, consisting of about 100 men.
The latter were subjected to a hot fire,
and retreated to the shelving beach,
where they defended themselves bravely
for a time, and afterwards swam, back
tothelr bgaJjß under, a jjeavy fire.
"uf April 17 a. "second "battle was fought
at Vailelema. The fighting was desper
ate, the rebels holding strong fortifica
tions, which were ineffectively shelled by
the ships. i
Ten shells from the ships burst close
beTifrid the rebel lines, but the rebels sang
a war song after the explosion of each
Gaunt again returned to the attack and
heavy and continuous firing on both
sides followed, during which the attack
ers suffered fruther losses. Gaunt suc
ceeded In crawling to within fifty yards
of the fort, but found it too strong to
capture, as the friendly support was un
reliable. The party then retired in good
order with four men killed and eighteen
wounded, of which nqmber three were
mortally wounded. The rebel logs was
not ascertained, but was probably small.
The Tauranga and Porpoise shelled the
position at sundown, but the result of the
firing is not known.
Gaunt's brigade and a portion of the
friendly supports stood the fire splen
During the engagement Gaunt's brigade
succeeded in capturing a German flag
which was flying over the first fort.
President Mas Not Thought of Pun
lshlng the Raleigh's Commander.
PHILADELPHIA. April 27.— An authen
tic statement was made this afternoon
after his arrival in this city, thnt Presi
dent MclKnley has no intention of remov
ing Capt. Coghlan from the command of
the cruiser Rallegh. The president. It
was stated, reports to the contrary not
withstanding, has not even considered
such action. It was also learned from
the same authentic source that the ad
miration held by the president for Capt.
Coghlan's participation with Admiral
Dewey in the destruction of the Spanish
fleet at Manila, completely overshawods
any desire on his part to administer re
buke to the Rallegh's commander. Should
Capt. Coghlan retire at all, as now seema
unlikely. It will not be because of the
German Incident, but in keeping with
usages of the navy department, or in
the event of the captain himself desir
ing shore leave. This Information comes
almost directly from the president him
self. Hid personal and official snuitude
to the captain of the Rallegh will be
further demonstrated tomorrow when he
will visit the captain on board, and con
vey to him the gratitude of the nation
for his brilliant work in the famous en
gagement on May 1, 1898, which set the
pace for the subsequent defeat of Span
lards on land and sea.
Demand That Capt. Cojajhlan Shall
Be Adequately Punished.
NEW YORK. April J7.— A dispatch
from Berlin says:
"The morning papers here, owing to the
receipt of fresh telegrams from London,
giving further details of the feeling In
America, are almost unanimous in In
sisting that Capt. Coghlan be adequately
punished. They declare that it Is only
quibbling to say that he spoke In a pri
vate club, aa his subsequent proceeding*
prove there was no objection to publicity.
The songs, also, about the Kaiser, ex
cites far more indignation that the reve
lations about Dewey's difficulties with
Diedrlchs. The government, however,
will take no official action, although It
is expected that Capt. Coghlan will re
ceive punishment commensurate with hla
offense. One newspaper calls his utter
ances criminal."
Future Ills.
Lltchfleld Independent.
The same state senators who disgraced
the state by their legislative record In
this year of grace 1899 will be on hand to
do "business again lnWOl. What a pity I
Slake a General Assessment.
Chicago Times-Herald.
If every man who falls In love with
Miss Helen Gould is to be arrested, the
bachelors might as well be assessed at
so ttiuch a heaa v/ithout further cere

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