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Minnesota Second in Union in
Size of Output—Farmers Prof-
it More Than in 1902.
Globe Special Washington Service,
1417 G Street.
WASHINGTON, D. C, Jan. 2.—The
1903 wheat crop of Minnesota was
70,652,597 bushels. North Dakota's
was 55,240,580, and South Dakota's
47,252,994. This final estimate of the
department of agriculture is believed
to be accurate (as an estimate) and,
bo far as the government is concerned,
It is the last word. The crop of 1902
In Minnesota was 79,752,404 bushels,
in North Dakota? 62,872,241, and in
South Dakota, 43,973,033 bushels.
A good many farmers, millers and
transportation men in Minnesota sev
eral weeks ago believed that the state's
production of wheat was considerably
below the crop of 1902. The govern
ment's preliminary estimate on the
Ist of November was ridiculed in many
quarters as a gross overstatement. One
eminent authority in the Northwest
privately expressed the opinion to Th c
Globe correspondent that there was
always a tendency among the under
officials of the agricultural depart
ment to overestimate the production
of crops, under pressure of superior
authorities to keep up the cry of Re
publican prosperity. At any rate, this
year's preliminary wheat estimate for
Minnesota remains unchanged in the
present government estimate —made
two months later.
Reductions Made in the Dakotas.
The experts of the agricultural de
partment did, however, revise the pre
liminary figures for North and South
Dakota, and this caused a reduction
in the case of South Dakota of about
3,400,000 bushels, and in the case of
North Dakota of about 2,600,000 bush
The final estimate of the 1903 wheat
crop was postponed until about three
weeks later than the usual time this
year, in order that special care might
be observed in rendering the final re
port. Reductions were made In the
estimates for several states, and Min
nesota, In fact, is about the only one
which was not affected by the closer
figuring of the department experts in
November and December.
The largest yield per acre, accord-
Ing to the official estimates, was In
South Dakota, the greatest acreage
was In Minnesota, and the highest
average price paid to the farmers for
their wheat was also in Minnesota.
Conditions were reversed In 1903, so
far as the yield per acre was con
cerned. In the year before, the great
est yield was in North Dakota, the
average production being placed at
15.9 bushels, and that of South Dakota
at 12.2 bushels. The yield per acre
in Minnesota in 1903 is placed at 13.1
bushels; in North Dakota at 12.7, and
in South Dakota at 13.8.
The average prices paid to the farm
ers in the last harvest season were
as follows: Minnesota, 69 cents, as
against 61 cents in 1902; North Da
kota, 63 cents, as against 58 cents, and
South Dakota, 62 cents, as against 57
Increased Returns to Farmers.
Despite the smaller crop In the three
states, therefore, in 1903, the aggre
gate returns to the farmers were larger
than In the year before. The total
value of the Minnesota wheat crop to
the farmers during the year just
closed is estimated at $48,750,292, aa
against $48,698,966 in 1902; the North
Dakota crop was estimated at $34,801,
--665, as against $36,465, 900 in the "year
before, and the South Dakota crop
■was placed at $29,296,856, as against
$25,064,629 in 1902.
Minnesota was the greatest of all
the wheat-producing states, except
Kansas. The wheat crop of the United
States last year amounted to 637,821,
--835 bushels. More than one-third of
this great production was in the north
ern belt of states extending along the
Canadian border from the Mississippi
river to Puget sound and the Colum
bia river. Minnesota, the two Dakotas
Montana, Idaho, Washington and Ore
gon produced 213,383,665 bushels. Of
these states, Minnesota being first,
North Dakota was second and South
Dakota was third.
—Walter E. Clark.
Uneasy Creditors Are After the Sub
sidiary Concerns.
TORONTO, Ont., Jan. 2.—The cred
itors of the different Soo companies
have served notice on C. P. Worthing
ton, general auditor and officer in
charge of one of the Soo properties,
that a liquidator of the subsidiary
companies to the L.ake Superior Con
solidated was being applied for, and
that the control of the Soo properties
by Speyer & Co. was being contested.
The petitioners claim that different
financial corporations, including the
Bank of Commerce and the Fidelity
and Commercial Trust Company of
Philadelphia, finding themselves with
claims against the Soo companies en
tirely unsecured, advanced amounts to
pay off their own claims and obtained
on this advance security which they
lacked before. It is alleged that by
thus advancing money to pay their
own unsecured claims the different
banks and trust companies secured
themselves at the expense of the other
unsecured creditors.
The creditors also hold that a por
tion of stock in each of the subsidiary
Soo companies was not issued at its
full value. The issue of the stock will
be examined, to ascertain whether it
was paid up or paid for at all. If it is
decided the stock is not paid up, Spey
er & Co. will become contributors. In
petitioning for a liquidator the sub
sidiary companies practically ignore
the recent sale of securities in New
Mayor of San Francisco Takes Action
in Congressional Contest.
SAN FRANCISCO, Cal., Jan. 2.
Mayor Schmitz today suspended
Thomas J. Walsh, registrar of voters,
because of Walsh's persistent refusal
to obey a subpoena duces tecum, is
sued by the speaker of the house of
representatives, commanding him to
appear before the committee on con
tested elections and bringinng with
him the ballots cast at the last general
election in the Fourth congressional
The seat from this district is now
held by E. J. Livernash and is con
tested by Julius Kahn, the former in
cumbent and the Republican candi
date, who, on the face of the returns,
was defeated.
Patents Granted This Week.
WASHINGTON, D. C, Jan. 2.—List of
patents issued this week to Northwestern
Inventors, reported by Lothrop & Johnson,
patent lawyers, 911 and 912 Pioneer Press
building, St. Paul, Minn., and Washing
ton, D. C:
Jesse Barnes, St. Paul, Minn., inkfiller.
Walter Cahill, Winona, Minn., animal
Don Cargill, Akley, Minn., car reflector.
Frederick Clark, Minneapolis, Minn.,
station indicator.
Mitchell Colt, Minneapolis, Minn., fold-
Ing vise.
Roman Green, Duluth; Minn., vending
Sidney Hollenbeck. assignor to Gordon
& Fergustm, St. Paul, Minn., glove or
Baron Ives, Owatonna, Minn., support
for nursing bottles.
Gustav Koch, St. Cloud, Minn., bobsled.
George McCadden, St. Cloud, Minn.,
cooling apparatus for internal combustion
Martha Todd, Minneapolis, Minn., kin
dergarten loom.
Frank Tuvell, Binford, N. D., pitman
for mowers or reapers.
Wholesale Grocery and Manufacturing Firm of J. H. Allen & Co. Incorpo
rates—An Outline of Plans for Future Enlargements and
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"With the beginning of the new year,
there have been a number of impor
tant changes in the personnel and
make-up of St. Paul jobbing and man
ufacturing concerns, and among the
most sweeping and important is that
which has taken place within the firm
of J. H. Allen & Co., the wholesale
grocery house, possibly the oldest and
best known establishment of its kind
in the Northwest, it having been first
established in 1858.
In order to better facilitate the han
dling of the company's large business
and looking to important enlargements
in the near future of the manufactur
ing feature of the business, the con
cern has been incorporated. J. H. Allen
& Co. has been heretofore a co-part
nership, of which J. H. Allen was the
senior, and H. G. Allen, his son, the
THE annual meeting of the officers
of the Minnesota National guard
will assemble in the capitol in this city
next Saturday morning at 10 o'clock.
This annual meeting is generally held
during the holidays. The executive
committee, which consists of the com
manding officer of each regiment of in
fantry and * the battalion of artillery,
the brigade commander 'and adjutant
general, will have a very interesting
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Duluth, Third Infantry, President of
the Association of Officers of the
Minnesota National Guard.
report to submit. It will contain nota
tions on the results of legislation rec
ommended at the last meeting and en
acted into law by the legislature, and
outline legislation proposed to be
brought before the next legislature.
The past year has been a most
eventful one in the history of the Min
nesota National guard, as it has wit
nessed many changes in the best Inter
ests of the civilian soldier. Adjt. Gen.
Libbey has succeeded In carrying out
the letter of the law in every respect
where changes were ordered by the
last legislature, and all have proved to
be for the best interest of the guard.
It is not known just what the exec
utive board will have to recommend,
but there will be several changes sug
gested in present systems. Ah out
line of the new national guard regula
tions may also be submitted.
The long-expected \miform order has
not been issued so far, but neverthe
less -several officers will probably be
present in the new regulation costume.
The present officers are: President,
Maj. H. V. Eva, Duluth; vice presi
dent, Lieut. Col. G. S. Whitney, Farl
bault; secretary, Maj. F. B. Rowley,
Minneapolis; treasurer, Capt. W. H.
Hart, St. Paul.
It is probable also that some kind
of an outline concerning the proposed
St. Louis trip will be made. There has
been a feeling existing for some time
among members of the guard that this
trip might fall through, and it is be
lieved that a little agitation now will
do no harm and give the powers that
be to understand that the trip is still
looked-forward to with interest. The
suggestion at first that the trip might
be made by boat from Lake City,
where the brigade would be mobilized,
is now out of the question for the rea
son that boats could not be obtained.
The trip also would be a long and
tedious one. It may be that the ren
dezvous at Lake City will not be or
A reunion of the Fourteenth Minne
sota volunteer infantry will also be
held in connection with the officers'
meeting, as has been the custom in
the past. It is expected there will be a
large attendance of the volunteers.
There is some question now as to
whether the present year will witness
a, change entire in the uniform of the
Announcement of Firm Changes.
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junior partner. The reorganization
provides for a capital of $750,000, the
incorporators being J. H. Allen, H.. G.
Allen, T. D. Lovering, William Egan
and John McAdam.
The new members of the firm,
Messrs. Lovering, Egan and McAdam,
have been associated with the old firm
during their entire business career.
Their admission to the firm is in com
pliment to their marked ability and
long experience, and they come, not as
unknown quantities, but as known and
tried factors. Indeed, their admission
will serve as a guaranty to the con
cern's many old patrons that its well
known policy of fairness and equitable
dealing with all will be adhered to in
the reorganization.
Mr. J. H. Allen, who has been with
the concern since its origin, continues
in charge of its affairs as its president,
officers of the national guard, as there
is a great scarcity of the olive drab
for the service uniform, and it is now
impossible to secure enough for the
officers of the regular army. The ex
pected order for Minnesota will prob
ably require all officers and men to be
in complete new regulation uniform
by July 1, 1904, but when impossible
to secure the olive drab the khaki will
be allowable. For the present the offi
cers will retain what they have, but
those who are fortunate in securing
the new will be allowed to wear it.
The changes, so soon as practicable,
in the uniform of the enlisted men
will be made. The new chevron will
undoubtedly be ordered at once*
Election in Company C, St. Paul.
Tomorrow evening a meeting will
be held by Company C, First infantry,
for the purpose of electing a second
lieutenant to fill the vacancy made by
the resignation of Lieut. Fred C. Rob
inson. There will be several candi
dates for the position, among
them being Sergeants Tiffany, Clarke,
Kimball and Lyon. First Sergeant B.
R. Simons, who was announced some
time ago as a candidate, has with
drawn from the race, finding that it
would be impossible for him, if elect
ed, to devote the {ime necessary to
the company. Maj. C. T. Spear will
probably preside at the election, which
will be spirited.
Quartermaster Sergeant O. H.
Manke, Company E, First infantry,
who is filling the position of armorer
during the absence of C. H. "Wiley, of
the St. Paul armory, has received a
letter from Mr. Wiley, dated Sacra
mento, Cal., stating that he had ar
rived at the bedside of his wife, but
that there was little change in her
condition, she still being very low.
Capt. H. Li. Tourtelot, Company E,
Third infantry, is confined to his
home, suffering from typhoid fever.
Maj. Frank B. Rowley, First infan
try, has recently accepted a position
as commercial agent with the Michi
gan Central railroad, of this city. He
was formerly agent for the Lehigh
Valley Despatch Freight line In Min
neapolis. He expects to remove his
family here soon and make St. Paul
his home.
A sergeant and a corporal are soon
to be appointed In Company E, First
infantry, to fill vacancies now exist
Private C. S. Colledge, Company C,
First infantry, has been appointed
quartermaster sergeant.
Chicago Tenants Suffer From Strike of
Engineers in Skyscrapers.
CHICAGO, Jan. 2.—Cold rooms and
no elevator service were the conditions
that confronted tenants in a few large
office buildings today, owing to a strike
of stationary engineers. Committees are
now out to call strikes in all buildings
where the union demands are refused.
In some instances men have returned
to work, and many other plants are
running with non-union men.
Chief O'Neill has stationed police
men in nearly every Chicago sky
scraper, with instructions not to allow
any interference with the engines.
Lieutenant Is Disciplined.
WASHINGTON, D. C, Jan. 2.—First
Lieutenant George B. Sharon. Thirty
sixth infantry, was tried at Manila by
court-martial, charged with embezzlement
of about $1,900 of post exchange funds,
and also with neglect of duty. The court
found him not guilty of the charge of
embezzlement, but guilty of neglect of
duty. He was sentenced to be reduced
twenty-five files in rank and to be repri
manded. Brig. Gen. Randall, command
ing the department of Luzon, disapproved
the findings with the exception of that
alleging neglect of duty, which he ap
Socialists Will Convene May 1.
CHICAGO. Jan. 2.—The national con
vention of the Socialist party will be held
In Chicago on May 1. 1904. when candi
dates for national offices will be nomin
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Secretary and Treasurer.
directing, as heretofore, its general
policy and business dealings, while Mr.
H. G. Allen will retain his former posi
tion as general manager.
Mr. T. D. Lovering, of the new part
ners, will be in charge of the firm's
credit department, his long experience
in this line rendering him peculiarly
adapted for the work.
Mr. Egan, who, through his thirty
years of service with the house, has
become well known over the Northwest
among the trade, will continue In
charge of the country sales department.
He will, in addition, aid Mr. H. G. Al
len in the selecting and purchasing of
The important local Interests, for
which the firm is well known, will be
looked after by Mr. McAdam. He
will be assisted by Messrs. Vokoun,
Bender and Dorenfeld, all of whom are
well known to the local grocerymen of
St. Paul.
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THE handsomely engrossed resolutions passed recently by the Minnesota society, Sons of American Revolution,
■ on the death of the late Gov. Alexander Ramsey have been hung In the rooms of the State Historical society,
pending the return of the Ramsey family from their European trip. Upon their return, the resolutions will be
formally presented to them. ... • ;;.:^ -: .-...* ."': „
Coy. Ramsey was an honorary vice president of the society, and always took a great deal of interest in it 3
The resolutions have been very handsomely engrossed in pen and ink upon parchment by John D. Brown,
delineator for Brown, Treacy & Co., and are said to be the finest piece of pen and ink work ever done in the
; Northwest. They. have . been appropriately framed.
A committee drew up the resolutions July, but because of the tediousness and care necessary to com
plete the work, they were only recently turned over to the society. The resolutions follow:
"Resolved That in the death of the Hon. Alexander Ramsey, of St. Paul, the state of Minnesota, and the
United States of America have lost the presence of one of their most eminent citizens, who filled many exa ted
piittons ta the territory! in the state and in the nation; a man of distinguished ability, of prompt and efficient
enlrgy o ■ fa™ seeing wisdom, of ready tact in practical affairs; and, in all things, a man whose integrity waa
nevef^uestionedr while, at the same time, we rejoice that he was able to go about among us, to give his valuable
aid and counsel, even to the end of his remarkable career, u^ aavan^n t
"Resolved That we extend to the family of Senator Ramsey our sincere sympathy in their berea\emeiu.
"Resolved, That a copy of these resolutions be sent to the family of Mr. Ramsey.
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. KgiF'*^KßE2sS^Zr and clear, their breath sweet and their whole bodie9 active and healthy with
'■-■ ' J ."'JHH^ ' CASCABETS Candy Cathartic. The quick effects of CASCARETS as system clean
" j^ffiffiyraflft/fISUi, ' ers and blood purifiers; their promptness in curing pimples, boils, blotches, liver
■y' ■, ffflß^pl&OjiSa^:'- epots, blackheads, and in sweetening a tainted breath, have become known
f JcffleaS^sSP^w^- through the kind words of ladies who have tried them. Hence the sale of OVER
iJpbß&^t^ T^^w A MILLION BOXES A MONTH. The quickest, surest way to beauty is to cleanse
AWJj^T^ ,r' ■ - the blood, for Beauty's Blood Deep. The first rule for purifying the blood Is to
y-^/'-Vz i fy :^.,,: Thev makm m« ; ,^^©ep the bowels free, gently but positively with CASCARETS. All druggists,
11-. '; / ': .. fmml go good.'' ; • the blood, for Beauty's Blood Deep. The rule for purifyingr the blood is to
keep the bowels free, gently but positively with CASCARETS. All druggists,
10c, 26c, 60c. Never sold In bulk. The genuine tablet stamped CC C. Sample
and booklet free.
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Manager Country Department.
It is a far cry from the humbfe be
ginning of the firm forty-six years ago,
when a small store on lower Jackson
street more than accommodated the
demands of business to the volume of
business transacted today, when the
three buildings at the corner of Third
and Sibley streets, with aggregate floor
area of 75.000 square feet, illy supplies
the needed room, and two warehouses
are also called into play to care for
goods, but the liberal and advanced
ideas which have governed the firm's
business dealings in the past have
achieved the enviable result, and, with
the same management at the helm, the
future bids fair to render a still bet
ter showing.
With the reorganization material en
largements in the manufacturing de
partment are being planned, and the
line of staple and fancy groceries car
ried will also be increased.
J. H. Allen & Co. are the proprietors
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and manufacturers of the famous
"Robin" and "Dainty" brands of food
products. They carry as complete a
line of staple and fancy groceries as
is to be found in any similar estab
lishment in the Northwest, Importing
not a few of the delicacies sought after
by the particular buyer at the better
They manufacture their own baking
powders, roast their own coffees and
prepare their own line of spices ami
shelf goods.
A large staff of traveling salesmen
cover the Northwestern territory tribu
tary to the Twin Cities, and the name
of J. H. Allen & Co. is a household
phrase with the progressive grocery
men of the district.
With the liberal ideas and fairness
which have ever governed the firm's
dealings, there is little doubt but that
the future will see material gains In
its prosperity and populurity.

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