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German Paper Attempts to
Prove That Wall Street
Has Not Indulged in Spec
ulative Excesses—London
Market Nervous — Cloth
Market Lethargic Since
BERLIN, April 19.—The boerse had
nn irregular tendency last week. Trad-
Ing opened on Tuesday under the in
fluence of the Northern Securities ie
* ision and rumors that American buy
ers were attempting to cancel a large
order for German pig iron. The lat
ter assertion caused some selling of
iron .dunes, which depressed quotations
several joints. This rumor, however,
was denied with authority and iron
as well as coal shares recovered later
under the influence of excellent trade
reports. The Northern Securities de
cisicn and the week on Wall street
failed to have a marked effect, inso
much as London reported higher quo
tations than New York.
The newspapers devote much space
today to a Oifcussion of the American
situation. The National Zeitung com
pares prices or, the New York stock
market today with those of a year
ago to prove that Wall street has not
indulged in speculative excesses, as
has been cften asserted in the German
financial reviews. This paper concludes
its financial article as follows:
"Although the business situation i.
the United States shows greater im
provement than a year ago, and trust
consoUintions are more frequent than
ever, still the stock exchange has kept
cool and the quotations are today con-
Plderably ]<.\.er than this time a year
ago. Hence," continues the National
"citing, "therh is no trace of speculat
ive excesses."
The success of the German loan has
Fin-prised the most sanguine. It caused
heavy buying of the old Joan yester
day, whuh rose 20 pfgs as a result.
General industrials were firm and quiet
last week.
One of the most marked features of
the last v.vtk's transactions was the
advance in the shares of ocean navi
gation companies upon improving
freight b'.t-.iiii-ps. North German Lloyds
ins- 6.6? during the week.
The money market is growing easier.
President Koch at yesterday's meet
ing of the Rf ichsbank's central com
mittee, pointed out that the status was
somewhat worse than a month ago.
nml said 11..t« the oulay in discounts
and advances in treasury bills were
201,000.000 marks greater than a year
t\m\ The ;.resent stock of the bank
Is 17vS 000,000 marks less than a year
ago. The committee did not discuss
the question of lowering the rate of
foitign exchange. Rates, however, are
tending lower.
London Market Nervous.
LONDON, April 19.—Upon resuming
after the Easter vacation the stock ex
change was nervous concerning the ef
fect of the Northern Securities deci
sion and this, added to the mid
monthly settlement, the rumors con
cerning Macedonia and the budget un
certainty depressed prices. In the
raily part of the week Americans were
Hold at a lively rate, but it was soon
realized that the effect of the Northern
Securities decision had been exagger
ated and a hardening of prices fol
lowed. There was, however, very lit
tle doing in any section with the ex
ception of American and Argentine
rails; the latter were strong. Consols
■were sold down owing, it is thought,
to the near approach of the Transvaal
loan, which is believed to be a better
Investment security.
Pending the issuance of the budget
on April 23, activity in any direction
Is not expected, although the week's
closing prices throughout the list
showed an Improved tone.
Cloth Market Lethargic.
MANCHESTER, April 19.—The cloth
market has been lethargic since the
holidays. There were a few important
offers from eastern outlets, but these
■were mostly Impracticable. Goods
bought in November and December
are now being distributed abroad and
it is impossible to obtain orders for
their replacement at any considerable
advance. The troubles in the Balkans
have caused shippers to several Turk-
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pjV.Jjl dil ightful preparation of sjIiIB
ilVLfg roots, herbs, barks end \\wSm
fjijiSßj berries. Nature's own pre- jJiJj
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ffljjwl or by mall, 2Sc. Bewsre of lmltaiions. raiATH
IwMSHLChariei E. Hires Cc, Malvern, Vt-JmMm
Ish points to suspend operations.
Egypt is ovor-supplied and is forward
ing few orders. The home trade was
affected by the unseasonable weather.
The demand for yarns was poor and
confined mostly to small lots for im
mediate requirements. The tone of the
yarn market was weaker.
Rev. Francis Horton Suffers Fataj
Stroke of Apoplexy While in Pulpit.
PHILADELPHIA, Pa., April 19.—The
Rev. Dr. Francis A. Horton, well known
in the Presbyterian church, pastor of
Temple Presbyterian church, this city,
was stricken with apoplexy while
preaching tonight, and died shortly af
ter being removed from the pulpit. Dr.
Horton was 58 years of age and be
fore coming to this city held charges
at Oakland, Cal., Cleveland, Ohio, and
Providence, R. I.
Suspected Men Are Surrounded and
One Is Fatally Shot.
ST. LOUIS, Mo., April 19.—8y means
of the rural telephone service in the
vicinity of Edwardsville, 111., eighteen
miles east of here, a posse of farmers
was quickly summoned today to cap
ture two supposed robbers, and in the
fight that followed Frank Charles, of
Mobile, Ala., one of the two men, was
perhaps fatally shot, and his companion
escaped after a three-mile chase.
Chicago Union Men Would Spend
Money Fighting Manufacturers.
CHICAGO, April 19.—The Chicago
Federation of Labor at a meeting to
night adopted a resolution recommend
ing that the American Federation of
Labor invade the state of Indiana with
100 organizers and with $100,000 to
"build a bulwark of rebuke around
D. M. Payjf, president of the National
Manufacturers association." The re
cent address of Mr. Parry before the
National Manufacturers association in
New Orleans inspired the resolution.
Seeding in Blue Earth County.
Special to The Globe.
MANKATO, Minn., April 19.—The
crop prospects for Blue Earth county
are very bright. Seeding is prety well
along, except on the lowlands. The
acreage sown to wheat will be less than
last year, but there is a corresponding
increase in barley, oats and corn. Most
of the farmers have come to the con
clusion that wheat raising is not so
profitable as might be. Too much mois
ture has fallen this spring.
Wreck on Michigan Southern.
SOUTH BEND, Ind., April 19.—A
west-bound Lake Shore & Michigan
Southern freight train was wrecked
here this evening by the breaking of an
air brake. Seven cars were piled up,
obstructing the track and delayir/j
trains several hours. A number of men
and boys were riding on the train and
it is feared some of them are under thd
Col. C. B. Oakley Dead.
FORT WAYNE, Ind., April 19.—C01.
C. B. Oakley, former mayor of Fort
Wayne, Ind., died tonight of paralysis.
He was 70 years of age was lieutenant
colonel of the 132 nd Indiana Infantry
during the Civil war and was elected
mayor in 1894. Three months ago Gov.
Durbin appointed him deputy oil in
spector for the Twelfth district.
Fire Destroys Tenement Houses.
PATERSON, N. J., April 19.—A fire
late tonig-ht destroyed four tenements
in Main street and caused a loss of
more than $50,000. All the tenants in
the houses were in bed at the time of
the fire, and it was with great difficulty
they were rescued.
Gus Swanson Probably Suf
fers Fatal Injury in As
sisting a Friend.
Gus Swanson, 3631 Bryan avenue
south, was perhaps fatally injured yes
terday morning by being caught be
neath a frame house which he was as
sisting in raising.
The house, a one-story, seven-room
frame structure, was the property of
a friend, and Swanson volunteered to
help him raise it for the purpose of
excavating a cellar. Jacks supported
the structure, and in order to strength
en the center, Swanson crawled in un
der the building with an additional
jack. Just as he was in the act of set
ting it the four corner supports gave
way and he was caught with no chance
of getting out.
When the men In charge reached the
imprisoned man, fifteen minutes later,
which was done by sawing a hole In
the floor directly over him, he was un
conscious, though with no wounds be
yond a slight bruise over the spine. Up
to last night Swanson had not recover
ed consciousness, and it is believed he
will die. It is thought he is hurt in
It Haunts the Woods About His Coun-
try Place at the Lake.
What is a hodag?
A. H. Opsahl asserts excitedly that
it is a surviving representative of a
supposedly extinct saurian that looks
like a cross between an igurana and a
rocking horse, and offers to produce
witnesses to the strange nocturnal pro
clivities of the uncanny brute that
haunts the woods about his country
place, Ruritania, Lake Minnetonka.
The hodag is supposed to be dead.
As a matter of fact "there weren't no
sich animal." A lot of lumbermen over
in Michigan faked up a hideous looking
reptile and had a picture taken of him,
which the Northwestern Lumberman
printed, but somebody blew the game
and the hodag, hideous as an inhabi
tant of Dante's dread picture, proved
to be a stuffed nothing in particular.
But Mr. Opsahl swears that the
Michiganders builded better than they
knew. If Opsahl has not discovered a*
hodag he certainly has turned up some
awful creature that bellows like an ele
phant in a rage, wallows in the swamp
and grunts, jumps stiff legged from the
dead grass and brush of dark nights,
with its spinal projections all standing,
and generally keeps people at Orono
Point wondering what sort of horror
has invaded their sylvan retreat.
To come down to cases, there is a
determined hunt going on from Ruri
tania and surrounding estates,
some strange creature that hawNwren
seen and shot at a dozen times during
the past winter, but which seems to
bear a charmed life. Opsahl himself
emptied a double load of B B shot at
the beast or reptile, the range being
less than 30 yards in the moonlight.
The shot was heard to rattle like hail
on the scaly coat of the creature, which
promptly emitted a sound which re
sembled, roughly speaking, a cross be
tween the laugh of a hyena, and the
bawl of an indignant cow.
Several parties have visited the lo
cality during the winter in an effort
to round up the strange visitor to Ruri
tania, but without success, the animal
making its appearance only at night
and preferably, it seems, on dark
"I don't know what breed this crea
ture belongs to," said Mr. Opsahl yes
terday, "but what I do know is that
there is nothing in the books describ
ing him. He is scaly all over like a big
fish. I have seen his scales shining in
the moonlight and taken a steady shot
over the bough of a tree at him. He is
is not in the least injured by being
shot at with any sort of small arm. I
tried a 35-caliber Winchester on him
twice and know that he was hit, be
cause he jumped and made for the
woods as hard as he could go, bellow
ing fiercely. When he runs his tail is
held high above his back and it has
spines sticking out all along its length
like an Iguana. I never could get a
good look at the creature's head, but
I've got a picture of it in my mind. I
should like to get a photograph of t\is
thing with a good sized camera, but
its habits are nocturnal and the only
picture we shall ever get will be taken
after its dead."
The prevailing opinion is that the
creature which has created so much
discussion it the Point is an escaped
specimen from some circus or side
show. No report of such an escape is
remembered, but the people who wit
nessed the latest "hodag" refuse to be
laughed out of countenance. Mr. Op
sahl takes a walk around his place
every night in an effort to get another
shot at the animal. He has provided
himself with a 45-90 Winchester and
hopes to report results within a few
Wagonmakers' Strike Will Probably Be
It Is probable that the trouble between
the striking carriage and wagonmakers
and the employers will be settled by arbi
At a special meeting of the union
yesterday afternoon this method of set
tling the strike was discussed and it is
likely that the Trades and Labor Council
at its next meeting, tomorrow night will
be asked to use its influence toward this
An official of the union said yesterday
that all union shops were closed"and that
the non-union shops, although still being
operated, were short-handed as a result
of the strike. He did not believe that the
shops could hold out another month and
expected a settlement soon.
Will Go to Boston Pulpit.
Rev. Loren A. Clevenger, for the past
me years pastor of the Calvary Baptist
church in this city, has resigned his
pastorate, having been giving a call by
the Bowdoln Square Baptist tabernacle
of Boston.
Sousa Scores Marked Success.
PARIS, April 19.—Sousa and his
band opened at the Nouveau theater
this evening to a crowded house and
scored a marked success, most of the
numbers in the concert receiving en
cores. Sousa responded to each with
something of his own composition, to
the great delight of the many Ameri
cans present. The last numbers were
plantation songs and dance music and
fairly brought down the house.
Phone Employes Settle Strike.
BUTTE, Mont, April 19.—The strike
of the local employes of the Rocky
Mountain Telephone Company was
settled today and telephone communi
cation was resumed after two days* in
terruption. All the strikers will be
taken back. The operators concede the
right of the company to place the pres
ent chief operator in a subordinate po
sition. It was over this question the
strike began, the linemen going out in
Triple Drowning ai Kalasmine.
KALASMINE, Mich., April 19.—The
capsizing of a row boat on a small
lake six miles east of this village, re
sulted in a triple drowning today. The
victims are John Victor, his wife and
Maggie. Fueth. All were from Ken
tucky. The unfortunate went down in
the water when only six rods from the
Play in the First Minnesota Tourna
ment Begins Thii" Afternoon.
Play in the first state bowling tour
nament ever held in£ Minnesota will
begin at the Pfister af eys at 1 o'clock
this afternoon. A number of the out
of town teams reachsfl St. Paul last
night and the others Who are entered
in the games to be rj^Ued this after
noon and tonight are^pected on the
morning trains.
Carpenters worked hard at the Pfls
ter alleys all yesterday and until mid
night last night. The finishing touches
will l>e added this morning and the
alleys and seats will be ready when
the tournament is opened.
Tlie first annual meeting of the state
organization will be held today. The
programme for today includes the fol
lowing games:
Two-Man Team, 1 p. "m. —
Kast-Morran. Aitkin.
Hannold-Sugrue, Aitkin.
Kenyon-McLagan, Stillwater.
Seigloff-Skinner, Albert Lea.
Walters-Patrick. Echoe.
Firestone-Muggley, St. Paul.
Monday. 2 p. m. — '
Gosewich-Grayuirt, St. Paul.
Lyon-Mahler. St. Paul.
Bidleman-Heinse, St. Paul.
Kampman-Walser, St. Paul.
J. Yost-Ernst, St. Paul.
Five-Man Team, 3 p. m.—
Aitkins., of Aitkin.
Arlingtons, of Winona.
Philharmonia, of Winonfl;
Bon Amis, of Stillwater.
Kenyons, of Stillwater. "
Pfister.s, of St. Paul.
Monday, 7 p. m.—
Rex, of Stillwater.
Gansters, of West St. Paul.
Atwoods, of Stillwater.
Cahassets, of St. Paul.
Capitals No. 2, of St. Paul.
Lenningers, of South St. Paul.
Monday, 9:30 p. m.—
Turners No. 2, of Minneapolis.
Tuxedo No. 2. of Minneapolis.
Buffaloes, of Minneapolis.
Olympia, of Minneapolis.
Capitals No. 1. of St. Paul.
Comets, of Minneapolis.
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Western League Team Be Trans
ferred to Pu«b)o. -*T-
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.' DENVER, Col., April .19.— Is re
ported that an option l>n .the Colorado"
Springs franchise anS fjiplub of the,,
Western league has. b*en"*Kiven to J.
A. Kebler, of Denver, president of the
Colorado Fuel and Iron company, and
that the transfer isrinade the tearii
■will be taken to Pueblo,' that.citx,
• brought into the league. It Is said
that the option has until some time in
May to run. The price mentioned in
the . option cannot be learned at tbte
time."-"^ ■■**"' s ■ :: • .„'■ ■ : "■ '.'"■*■*
Early Morning Blaze Calls Out Fire De
partment On East Seventh Street.
Ffre of -tmknown"'origin was discovered
this morning at 2 o'clock In a frame build-
near the corner of East Seventh and
Maple .streets. The building with others
owiied by *J. Firestone had been J moved
from, the vicinity of the gas house »n
Sixth street, ."and was unoccupied. The
rooms of ■ the ' lower floor were damaged,
but it is said that the loss will not exceed
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f accurate dose, made separately* They are for men, women and children/ I
\ They regulate the stomach, liver and bowels; keep them in a healthy con- I
| dition, prevent chronic and dangerous diseases, and restore the organs to a J
- JllPii^ healthy condition when they have become diseased* !
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Joseph Wolf Ball Team Reports for
Spring Practice.
STILLWATER, Minn., April 19.—Mich
ael Heft and Michael Federki, who spent
several months in the county jail here for
safe keeping, have been convicted in the
Pine county district court of robbing
John Meritt. They are now in the state
prison under reformatory plan sentence.
The Joseph Wolf company baseball
team will report at Athletic park this
afternoon for practice. Joe Dellar, pitch
er, of St. Paul, W. H. BrownT the catcher,
of Minneapolis. Thomas Avery, right
fielder, of Minneapolis, and Joe Mitchell,
the St. Paul shortstop, will constitute the
out-of-town members of the club and will
be on hand today. The opening game
of the season will be played next Sun
day with Eau Claire at Athletic park.
Capt. D. A. McDonald was here from
LaCrosse yesterday to look after log and
lumber towing for his fleet of boats.
The sophomore class of the high school
will attend in a body the funeral this
afternoon of their late classmate, Frank
Gilbert Olson, who died after two weeks
sickness with pneumonia.
The Ascension Episcopal Church La
mes Aid society made an Easter offer
ing of a quantity of bed linen and towels
to the city hospital.
A. J. Hammers, who has been in Flor
ida for three months prospecting timber
land for a syndicate of Minnesota capi
talists, of which he is a member, is at
Mrs. Helen A. Torinus is expected home
from Washington city today. Her daugh
ter. Miss Lois, is attending school at
Mount Vernon.
C. W. Lenbert, treasurer of Anoka
county, was here yesterday.
The Cost of Sea Speed.
It is easy to build a record-breaking
ocean steamship. The problem is who
is to pay the bills.
Two new Cunarders are to be built
to attain a speed of twenty-five knots.
The company could not afford to build
such ships and run them in the dull
season. The British government con
sequently is helping out.
To build two twenty-five knot mer
chant ships costs over $10,000,000. Great
St. Paul's Leading Jobbers & Manufacturers
lfllfS£?«^- [we Buyi| iiHte^sT
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Vno^nx, A LJlblllJ (1 OUll), m Larpest Northwestern Dairymen. Compnnv. °G U. uUUIJiI Q UJ.
; 702-710 Payns Ay. Third and Minnesota Streets, St. Paul. 242-280 E. 6th St. "V 1"-"1 v «■>•
•!:= . DRUGS /7 A mmmnin-i Jobber and Broker
Oldest and largest Drug House In /^^^^^iVr^li 1 -.»*Ly-}2L42>2iV!£2>-25i\ I \\ 111 ?r f F™'tH. „ ,
the Northwest. Dealers In Paints. /S^^DSrawi^'^^^SflEiJ lill (1(1 111 vefetables. Poultrj
• Oils. Olass and Glassware. Surgical l^ft»Tt^^Sf "IUUIUH and Game.
soißri'TSg"" c£r Plp^^»:... Sk r ie.hl
UIUJ. U UJIUI. StMJtt J^^^/trfy^w/j^ 31-33 Ea-St Thlrd Street.
— tyniEfißASsifATrrjm.
iKii^^^^^^ \\\ Poods N^r e ADr^ra^ aor d: ¥^" CAN SELL
i&s3«gß9BT.T|a<■ lafid^r*ißlaH^SaaKtM 111 UUUUU Miners' and' Lumbermen's a n^-B C^£^.A^
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Ua9BS9uaBBa9UfiMBBEE«9^^^ Fourth and Sibley.
Hiliij p^^^tiful Sweet Peas iß&if
at Once for best res«1ts. c S°Wn gIJUfr-
Ly!sL^l a^'s 'm PerJol Collection *% ff
|3|Sf*B The Finest in the Land. Smrf4j^l
Britain advances every cent of this
money and permits the Cunard com
pany to repay it in twenty years, with
interest at 2% per cent.
To run such a ship with 52,000 horse
power means burning 1,000 tons of coal
a day, and other expenses in propor
tion. But besides a generous mail sub
sidy, Great Britain is to pay $750,000
per year to the Cunard company for the
privilege of carrying the two ships on
the naval reserve list, thus having an
option on their use in war time.
And even at that the company may
rot find the arrangement profitable.—
New York World.
An Automobile Train.
The Compagnie Internationale dcs
Wagon-Lits-the Continental Pullman
Company—is preparing to launch in
France a service of "automobile trains"
for the Mediterranean company.
These cars, which are designed by M.
Serpollet, run on the rails of the com
pany and are therefore not amenable
to speed rules. With a clear track they
can make 93 miles an hour or 75 miles
on up grades.
The cars will weigh, .according to the
Pall Mall Gazette, 32 tons each, but as
the weight of an ordinary European lo
comotive is 94 tons, there is an enor
mous saving in wear and tear on the
The cars are designated with a view
to lessen wind resistance; their sides
will be flat and have no projections and
the ends will be pointed. The rail
way world is interested in this devel
opment, and M. Serpollet has received
applications from Khglish and other
companies asking that the new mo
tor train may be tried over their sys
Of course, if the thing succeeds, au
tomobile railways can be constructed
anywhere upon steeper grades, with
far lighter rails and at much less cost
than ordinary railroads. Indeed, at
this end the venture will be indistin
guishable from the storage-batter?
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