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Affairs of the Northwest
USES MM IN
Congressman Volstead Worried
Over Possible Results of His
Special to The Globe.
REDWOOD FALLS. Minn., March 10.—
For a man who has been in congress only
a little over three months, Hon. A. J.
Volstead, representative from the Seventh
Minnesota district, is catching on to the
curves of a statesman's life in pretty
good shape. Mr. Volstead sprung into
the glare of the lime light recently
through the medium of his speech oppos
ing Canadian reciprocity. His next move
was to employ his franking privilege to set
up the pins for a renomination.
For some time there have been rumors
throughout the district that possibly Mr.
Volstead may have .opposition for a re
nomination at the primaries this year.
Since his recent speech thea^rumors have
grown in frequency, inasmuch as one of
the principal planks of his leading oppo
nent in 1902. M. J. Dowling, was reci
procity with Canada. The report has even
been circulated that an attempt might be
made at the district convention at Orton
ville to pass resolutions opposing Mr.
Volstead's stand on reciprocity, the
Browns Valley Tribune, a strong Vol
stead organ, in its last issue, having given
the rumor tangible form. These reports
liavo evidently come to Mr. Volstead's
cars, for he has just sent out appeals to
his personal and political friends to try
to help him out by watching the conven
tions and seeing that nothing but the
Volstead brand of resolution is to be per
mitted. The following is a copy of the
lottos that were mailed at Washington
on Friday, March 4:
House of Representatives.
March 3, 1904.
My Dear Sir: Certain Twin City in
t. rests are planning. I am told, to pass m
the district convention resolutions con
demning my stand in opposing the free
importation of Canadian wheat and other
farm products. To prevent this lam
urging some of my friends to watch the
caucuses and conventions to be held in a
few days. I hope you are interested, and
that I "may count on your active support
in the matter. With kind regards. I am,
a cry truly yours, —A. J. Volstead.
These letters are sent out under the
congressman's '•frank" and a number-of
them have been received by well known
Republicans in Redwood county. It is
believed that the letter has been scat
tered broadcast over the district. The
letter is written in the congressman's own
hand. The franking of these appeals for
political support has caused many smiles
in this locality.
The sending of these letters is not the
only thing Mr. Volstead is doing to
save himself. The Redwood county mem
ber of the Seventh district congressional
committee, chosen by Mr. Volstead him
self, has put in some time during the past
ten days, "feeling" of prominent Re
publicans in different parts of the county,
in the attempt to find out whether it will
be good policy to try to pass, in the coun
ty convention here next Tuesday, a reso
lution indorsing Mr. Volstead. In some
Quarters this proposition has met with a
frost. The present outlook is that the at
tempt will not be made. So far as can
be learned no attempt has been made in
Redwood county to pass any resolution
condemnatory of Mr. Valstead's stand on
reciprocity, 'it looks as though Mr. Vol
stead was badly scared at a creation of
his own brain.
WIND IS BLOWING
Head of Lakes and Northern Michigan
Resume the Blizzard Business.
SUPERIOR, Wis., March 10.—Superior
experienced another blizzard today, and
the weather officials say that this point
Euffered more than any other where the
storm struck. The wind is blowing fifty
miles an hour. Trains are using two en
gines and traffic to Ashland is suspended.
A cold wave is expected.
MARQUETTE, Mieti., March 10.—A
fierce blizzard is raging in Northern Mich
igan tonight, blockading nearly all trains.
It is particularly severe in the copper
country, where several trains a-je stalled.
Marquette is tonight almost completely
cut off from the outside world.
WORD IS AWAITED
FROM LAND OWNERS
Government Is Prepared fb Reclaim Part
of Fort Buford Reservation.
Globe Special Washington Service,
1417 G Street.
WASHINGTON, D. C, March 10.—The
government reclamation service is wait
ing for an expression of opinion from own
ers of land which would be benefited by
the proposed irrigation of 66,000 acres in
the Fort Buford reservation. North Da
kato, before going ahead. Much of the
land is owned by land grant railroads.
The improvements will cost $25 an acre,
and before the work is started the gov
ernment will make the usual stipulation
that the land be turned over in £rust to
be a mortgage secuiity to the govern-
KEEPING IT UP
Emphatic Talk By St.
Every day in the year some resident of
St. Paul is telling a friend or neigh
bor about experiences with Doan's
Kidney Pills. No such emphatic
endorsement was ever given for any
modern medicine. Read what this
Mrs. John C. Arnet, of 216 Acker
Btreet, says: "Mr. Arnet derived
great benefit from the use of Doan's
Kidney Pills. For considerable length
of time he was greatly troubled from
the lack of proper action of his kidneys,
especially if he caught cold, when the
pain and aching became intense. An
advertisement in our daily papers led
him to go to F. M. Parker's drug store,
corner of Wabasha and Fifth streets,
and get a box of Doan's Kidney Pills.
Its use soon relieved him and demon
stratedUthe great value of this prepara
For sale by all dealers. Price 60
cents per box. Foster-Milburn Co.,
Buffalo, N. V., sole agents for the
Remember the name—Doan's —and
take no substitute.
ment for repayment of the money ex
pended. The nroject would - divert the
Yellowstone river in Eastern Montana,
extending into old Fort Buford reserva
tion, in' North Dakota.
—Walter E. Clark.
SIOUX CITY MAN
GETS CHEAP ASPHALT
Takes Advantage of Anti-Trust Law and
Secures Half Rates.
Special to The Globe.
SIOUX CITY, lowa, March 10.—A large
property owner of this city is reported by
a unique method to have beaten the as
phalt trust out of half the assessed value
of a large amount of paving placed in
front of his lots. He formally objected
to the assessment, and set up that the
city let the contract for it to a certain
asphalt company. He held that as all
the asphalt business in the country is
controlled by one company and there is
no real competition, the method of letting
did not comply with the statutes requir
ing competition. His lawyer discovered
enough anti-trust law in the statutes to
convince the asphalt company's attorneys
that it would be best to settle privately,
which they did. giving the objector the
cheapest asphalt ever laid in lowa.
DEATH WITH CARE
Then He Shoots Himself, Being Worried
About ah Absent Son.
Special to The Globe.
PINE ISLAND, Minn.. March 10.—With
scrupulous -thoughtfulness and Considera
tion, Gottlieb Miller made his arrange
ments, set his business in. order--and then
committed suicide in a fit of ~ despond
ency. His will was found on. his desk
and the combination to his safe. His
books were posted and accounts closed.
He went home for the night, got up in
morning, attended to the furnace and
then shot himself.
He was about sixty years old and leaves
a wife and several "children. His affairs
seem to be in good order and he was rated
at about $50,000. He was village treas
urer, Mason and Odd Fellow, and mem
ber of the G. A. R.. and occupied the
highest standing. It is said he was wor
ried about a son who is away from home.
OIL BUBBLES UP
IN WISCONSIN WELL
People of Sherman Are Excited Over the
Special to The Globe.
MENOMONIE, Wis., March 10.—Oil has
been discovered in a well on the Drolson
farm, in the town of Sherman, eight miles
north of this city. The community is ex
cited. It is said that gas may be seen
bubbling up in the bottom of the well.
Many think it is a big find.
HEINZE IS ARRAIGNED.
Judge Knowles Leaves Some Points for
Judge Beatty to Settle.
BUTTE, Mont., March 10.— F. Augus
tus Heinze, president of the Montana Ore
Purchasing company; Supt. Terise, of the
Rarus mine, and Supt. Frank, of the
Johnstown mine, Heinze properties, were
arraigned in the federal court before
Judge Knowles today on the charge of
having refused admittance to federal in
spectors sent to the Rarus mine in an
effort to learn whether, as is charged by
the Butte & Boston company, the Heinze
miners are stealing ore from the Michael
After hearing pleadings Judge Knowles
decided that the order Trf inspection re
cently made by Judge Beatty covered
every part of the Rarus, but that the in
spectors must confine their other inspec
tions actually to the purpose of their ap
pointment. He declined to pass on the
charge that the Beatty order was ob
viated or to admit that the conditional
fines must now be paid, saying he would
leave it to be passed on by Judge Beatty
himself, who would be called here for
that purpose. Meanwhile Heinze, Frank
and Terise are -under technical arrest,
WITH HEAD ON TRACK.
Disappointed Man Commits Suicide at
Special to The Globe.
FARIBAULT, Minn., 'March 10.—Jacob
Kaiser, while suffering from melancholia,
committed suicide here by placing his
head on the railroad track in front of the
southbound Rock Island train. Little is
known of Kaiser here, but he told people
that he had been disappointed. when
seen by the engineer it was impossible to
stop the train.
Disposing of Flathead Lands.
WASHINGTON, D. C. March 10.—The
house committee on Indian affairs today
authorized a favorable report on a bill
for a survey and allotment of the lands
embraced in the allotments of the Flat
head Indian reservation in Montana. The
bill provides for the survey and disposal
of all surplus lands, the entire area af
fected being 140,000 acres. After the al
lotment is made to the Indians the sur
plus is to be sold to settlers.
Seek to Advance Judge St^ere.
Special to The Globe.
SAULT STE. MARIE, Mich., March 10.
—The Republican county convention this
afternoon indorsed Judge J. H. Steere,
of the Chippewa county circuit court, for
associate justice of the Michigan supreme
court. It is believed several other coun
ties in the Upper Penninsula will follow
All Want Judge Williston.
Special to The Globe.
HASTINGS, Minn., March 10.—At a
meeting of the bar association of Dakota
county, held here this evening, resolu
tions were unanimously adopted asking
Judge Williston, of the district court, to
be a candidate for re-election.
Fractures Her Skull.
Special to The Globe.
WINONA, Minn., March 10.—Mrs.
George Fakler, of the town of Wilson,
sustained very serious injuries in a run
away in this city in which she was thrown
from the wagon and fractured her skull.
She is now in the Winona hospital and
her condition is precarious. ,
Disaster to Wedding Party.
OCONOMOWOC, Wis., March 10.—While
returning" with a group of young people
from a wedding, Miss Ida Knopp, aged
twenty, was struck and killed by a Mil
waukee train, and her sister Annie and
Herman Raasch were seriously injured.
Convicted of Blind Pigging.
Special to The Globe.
WHITE EARTH. N. D.. March 10.—In
a trial here today before Squire Muus six
men were convicted of violating the liq
uor law and held in $500 bail. One was
Didn't Get This Negro.
MURPHTSBORO, 111., Marcn 10.—A
mob from Carbondale made an attempt
to take Thomas Vaughan, a mulatto,
from the jail here tcrday, Intending to
lynch him. Sheriff Thorp, with Deputy
Jack Woodward, waited in the second
story of the jail. The mob, seventy-five
strong, approached the jail door and
were covered with guns from the win
dows above. The mob dispersed. The
officers captured Jeff Etherton, Josh
Walker " and Doc Lightfoot, all of
whom were released on bail. Vaughan
is charged with assault, the victim be
ing a Carbondale school teacher.
See to St. Louis Arrangements.
WASHINGTON, D. C., March 10.—
Chairman Jones, of the national Demo
cratic committee, has issued a call for
a meeting of the committee on arrange
ments at St. Louis on April 4.
THE ST. PAUL GLOBE. FRIDAY, MARCH 11, 1904 -
TIME EXTENDED FOR
Will Be in Effect Each Month
Except June and
The transcontinental roads have decided,
to extend the homeseekers' rates to May,
August, September and October of this
year. They have already placed the rates,
which are on a basis of one fare plus $2
for the round trip, in effect during March
and April, and the extension was decided
upon at a meeting of the Transcontinental
Passenger association at Chicago. The
tickets will be on sale the first and third
Tuesdays of each month.
"The lines interested in the develop
ment of the Western country have found
that the demand for the homeseekers'
rates was so great that they have de-.
cided to put them in," said a passenger
representative who was present at the
meeting. "The homeseekers' rates are
in addition to the one-way colonist rates,
and are put in especially to accommodate
that class of people who desire to take a
look at the country before moving out
with their families and effects.
"As we thought that the movement of
homeseekers during June and July, the
two hottest months, would be light, it
was decided to withhold the rates from
those months. Tourists, rather than bona
fide settlers, have availed themselves of
these rates during the past few years,
when the rates have been in effect dur
ing those months, but what we put them :
in for is tffe settlers. The condition of
the country is best for the prospective
settler to make investigations during the
spring and autumn months, and ample
time is given for that purpose by with
holding the rates from June and July."
The rates will be good as far west as.
Wenatchee, on the Great Northern; El
lenberg, on the Northern Pacific; Umatii
la 1, on the Union Pacific, and Calgary, on
IN SUGAR RATE WAR
May Establish 35-Cent Rate to St. Paul
From Seaboard and Gulf.
The situation of the sugar rate war
has become alarming to traffic officials,
and two attempts to adjust conflicting
tariffs have already been of no avail. The
latest effort was made yesterday after-
noon at a meeting of the traffic officials
of the Western roads at Chicago, but
nothing was decided. Another meeting
will be held today, when a proposal to
make the rates from the gulf and the
seaboard to St. Paul will be considered.
The present rate to St. Paul is 22%
cents, established in a joint tariff issued
by the Illinois Central and the Burling
ton. The rate applied via St. Louis, and
the proportional from that city to St.
Paul is Ixk1 xk cents. To meet this the Rock
Island and the Milwaukee have put in a
rate of 7 cents from Chicago. The Rock
Island has not met the St. Louis rate.
"The normal rate to St. Paul from
New Orleans is 42 cents, but this has
not been in effect for some time," said
a traffic official yesterday. "The rate of
30 cents, which was in effect before the
present disturbance, was cut to 28 cents
when the Great Northern made its slash,
and this was followed by the further re
duction to 22% cents when the Missouri
Pacific made its cut.
"The demoralization is the result of the
old fight between the Atlantic seaboard
"and the gulf lines, and it is doubtful
whether any satisfactory abiding settle
ment will be reached. The St. Paul roads
certainly are losers by the low rates, for
they are compelled to carry sugar from
Chicago into this territory for practical
ly nothing, as the initial roads absorb
nearly all the rate. The trunk lines get
30 cents on the haul from New York to
Chicago, and at present rates nothing
will be left for the St. Paul roads. While
the normal rate is 42 cents, a compro
mise may be reached by establishing 35
cents as the rate to St. Paul from both
territories. , i .
The Milwaukee yesterday reissued its
sugar tariff, making.its 7-cent rate ap
plicable to all points'on its lines m Min
SECURES OPTION ON
Great Northern May Acquire Bellingham
- Bay & British Columbia.
BELLINGHAM, Wash., March 10. —
The Great Northern has, it is reported,
secured an option on the Bellingham Bay
& British Columbia, now owned by D. O.
Mills, of New York, and P. B. Cornwall
and other prominent San Francisco men.
The present owners contemplated ex
tending this line across the Cascade
mountains to Spokane to a connection
through the Oregon Railway & Navigation
company's line, which is controlled by
the Harriman interests. The directors of
the local road have been in session in
San Francisco for a week.
TAFT CONVENES WITH
Discusses Possibilities of Development of
NEW YORK, March 10.—William H.
Taft, secretary of war, came to New
York city today and had a prolonged con
ference with several men prominent in
railroad and financial matters.
After the conference Secretary Taft
said that it had been called to consider
the possibilities of steam and electric
railroad development in the Philippines,
that no other enterprises were discussed
and that no conclusion had been reached.
WILL MAKE CHANGES
Plans to Use Great Western's New Dcs
Molnes River Bridge.
Special to The Globe.
DES MOINES. lowa, March 10.—An im
portant change in its line is contemplated
by the Illinefe Central at Fort Dodge. It
contemplates the use of the Chicago Great
Western's new bridge across the Dcs
Moines river, and abandoning its road
through Fort Dodge for all put passenger
traffic. Engineers are now making a sur
vey from a point near Carbon to the
bridge. The change will shorten the
route two miles, do away with several
curves and avoid a grade of 200 feet in
three miles, going out of Fort Dodge to
the west, and about 185 miles going out to
the east. This will necessitate the aban
donment of the extensive yards in Fort
Dodge and the establishment of others
near Carbon. It is estimated the change
will cost the Illinois Central $1,000,000.
Noyes Bros. & Cutler, Distributers.
F. R. Coates, Chief Engineer of
Chicago Great Western,
Frank R. Coates. chief engineer of the
Chicago Great^V'estern, has resigned, and
will become a pati^ier in the firm' of
Thomas Fee & Co., railroad contractors of
Chicago. The resignation becomes ef
fective March 15 and Mr. Coates will im
immediateiy remove to Chicago,^where he
will make his headquarters. V-
Mr. -Coates ha's" 'been chief- engineer of
the Chica-gQ, .Gpeat-W.esisttL7Sin.ce" Octo
ber, 19.00, and during the time he has oc
cupied, the ipGsffcioh he has had "charge of
much important construction- .work car
ried on by the Great Western; nota-bly the
Omaha extension completed last year."
His wttck "on the" "Great W.estern Jias been
Air. Coates' first experience in railroading
in the West, as he was formerly connected
with Eastern roads. He came to the Great
Western from the .New York. New Haven
& Hartford, of which he had charge of
the maintenance of the .New York di
vision. Previous to his connection with
that road he was with the Baltimore &
Ohio for six years.
The firm of which Mr. Coates is to be
come a member is engaged in extensive
railroad construction work throughout the
Central states. Mr. Coates' successor has
not yet been announced.
SANTA FE TAK£Sj;;3,OOO
ACRES IN THIS STATE
Receives Minnesota Land for Part cf "Ari-
zona Forest Reserve.".
Special to The 'Globe.
DULUTH, Minn.. March 10.—Thivty
three patents^ running to >the . Santa Fe
and segregating approximately 3,000 acres
of land in Lake county. Were received to
day at the local land" office from the
department in Washington. This land is
given to the railroad company in lieu
of like holdings it relrwiushed, as a por
tion of the "Arizona, forest reserve." It
was permitted to mak^ selections in any
other part of the countiv Where the gov
ernment held land and arte'r 1 an inspection,
chose the property in Lake county. Much
of the tract is heavily timbered with pulp
wood and pine and it will be valuable'
as soon as a railroad line has been built
into that locality, so that it can be shipped
out of the country.
HAWLEY MAY CONTROL
SMALL IOWA ROAD
Minneapolis & St. Louis May Secure Dcs
Moines & Fort Dodge.
Special to The Globe.
DES MOLNES, lowa. March 10.—It is
stated that when the stockholders of the
Dcs Moines & Fort Dodge meet this
month, President Hawley, of the Minne
apolis & St. Louis, and its ally, the lowa
Central, is apt to figure in the control of
the property. By itself the road is of
little value and there afe but two, other
roads- it would benefit. 'Those are the
Rock Island and the Minneapolis '&J3t.
Louis. It is rumored a strong effort will
be made by Hewley to gairfv control of
the stock and mei^ge it with the latter
road. The build trig of eleven miles- of
road from Ruthven to Estherville would
connect it with the St. Louis Storm Lake
lowa State Senator Introduces Bill to
Special to The Globe.
DES MOINES, lowa, March 10.—Claim
ing that the state railroad commission is
utterly useless and even a menace to' the
people of the state, because it is always
completely controlled by the railroads.
Senator D. E. Young, of Keokuk, has
introduced a bill to abolish the body. Sen
ator Young Is a Democrat. The bill is
said to have considerable support in both
parties, and some of it is said to come
from the railroads.
Want Share of Grain.
NEW YORK, March 10.—The trade and
transportation committee of the Produce '
Exchange met today to discuss the grain
situation and to effect a combination with
the railroad so as to give the Atlantic
seahoard some of the grain which is now
diverted to Southern "ports.
After the meeting it was said that the
committee found that the question broad
ened out so as to include, the ports of
Philadelphia" and Baltimore as well as
New York; that if the three Atlantic sea
board ports could not secure grain ship
ments, the question of • differentials did
not amount to much, and that, because
of the largeness of the^ subject, no de
cision was reached. ..
The New York lines today announced
that they would meet the latest cut In
grain rates by the Philadelphia lines,
which goes Into effect on March 15. The
reduction will not apply to oats, which
is now carried at 4 mills a bushel.
. fIAILROAD NOTES.
The Transcontinental Passenger asso
ciation at Its Chicago meeting put in the
following rates for the Louisiana Purchase
exposition: Round trip from the Pacific
coast points to St.. Louis,. $67.50, via di
rect lines; round trip from Pacific coast
points to Chicago, $72.50, put in to give
the lines having terminals in that city
a share of the business; round trip to St.
Louis, via Chicago, $75. A rate of $70 was
put in from Pacific coast points to Chi
cago and good returning from St. Louis
or vice versa. This was done to enable
passengers to proceed to New York be
fore or after visiting the exposition.
E. C. McPherson, general passenger
agent of the Canadian "Pacific, passed
through St. Paul yesterday on his way
back to Winnipeg from Chicago, where
he attended the meeting of the Transcon
tinental Passenger association. He looks
for a heavy immigration movement into
Western Canada this spring.
The Dominion government has been no
tified that the Grand Trunk railroad had
deposited $5,000,000 in the Bank of Mon
treal to the credit of the finance minister
as a guarantee for the construction of the
Grand Trunk Pacific railroad. The deposit
is in cash.
Alexander Jackson, general immigration
agent of the Rock Island, who was in St.
Paul yesterday, says that> the influx of
settlers into the Southwest has com
menced early this year. The Rock Island,
he said, carried 6,500 into Oklahoma last
Eben E. Mac Lead, chairman of the
Western Passenger association, has been
presented with a silver. loving cup by
members of the executive committee.
Almost Wholly Exonerated,
WASHINGTON, D. C, March 10.—
Complete exoneration on all the
charges, including falsehood and short
that of neglect of duty is the verdict in
the case of Paymaster Harry Earl Bis
coe, of the battleship Oregon, rceently
tried by court-martial on numerous
charges, including falsehood and short
age of supplies to the value of $2,800.
The court sentenced him to a loss of
fifteen numbers in grade. The case will
be reviewed at Washington before the
sentence is executed.
DEATH RELEASES HIM
Aged Man Dies of Paralysis
Charles Johnson, an aged man, died
yesterday morning in a lodging house,
9 Second street north, under pathetic
circumstances. He had become infirm
through age, and lately suffered a
slight attack of paralysis and was un
able, to work except occasionally.
Too proud to beg he struggled on
living as best he could at cheap lodging
houses, eating when he could, but more
often going without. Finally he be
came ill and a city physician was called
who diagnosed his case as bronchitis,
paralysis and starvation.
Wednesday night Johnson called at
the lodging house on Second street,
where he secured a bed. Yesterday
morning when the clerk went to call
him there was no response, and the
door was broken in, there lay the
pinched ferm upon the bed, dead. Cor
oner Williams had the remains taken to
the county morgue, where an autopsy
will be held. Johnson had no known
LEAVE PROSECUTOR IN LURCH.
Women Who Appear as Complaining Wit-
nesses Change Their Minds.
Three times within the last three
months have women appeared against
•widely advertised alleged criminals as
prosecuting witnesses. Three times have
these witnesses sworn eternal vengeance
against the accused. Three times have
these witnesses- "changed their minds,"
and without apparent cause turned back
to the accused one, leaving the county at
torney in the lurch. As a result, not one
of the defendants have been punished,
and from present indications, none will
"King Solomon," the "Seer," was in
dicted on the statement of his white wife
and her sister. He was tried and ac
quitted, and in the face of all the testi
mony. Mrs. Minnie Solomon at once ef
fected a reconciliation with her husband.
A few weeks ago Harry Silberberg was
indicted for defrauding Clarice Heebner
out of her hard-earned wealth. Miss
Heebner has gone West, and is not ex
pected to appear against the man when
his case comes un next month.
Viva Fitehpatrick Hazzard. seeking to
vindicate herself, was the sole cause of
Samuel C. Hazzard being indicted. No
sooner had the jury's verdict been read
than she began to try her best to get him
out. It is believed he will secure a new
trial, and as Viva will not be on hand td
testify against him again, he will no
doubt go free.
TYPHOID GERMS SCARCER.
Still Dr. Hall Advises Consumers on East
Side to Boil Water.
The fact that the colon bacilli in the
water on the East side are becoming
scarce is proved by the report submitted
to Health Commissioner Hall by Dr.
Frank J. Corbett, city bacteriologist.
Recent tests of the water from the Tut
tle and Sheridan schools indicate that the
dangerous germs have disappeared from
the mains in their vicinity. The sample
from the Sidney Pratt school was taken
imperfectly and another test will have to
be taken befoie the water can receive
a clear bill.
Water has been turned into the Twen
tieth avenue north main and the East
side will be supplied with an additional
quantity of reservoir water. This does
not mean that the typhoid epidemic will
be suppressed at once, as contaminated
wells are- a great source of infection.
Therefore Dry flail 'advises all in that sec
tion of the city to boil their drinking wa
QUITS NEWSPAPER WORK.
Theodore Knappen Becomes Secretary of
Western Canada Association.
Theodore M. Knappen. associate editor
of the Minneapolis Journal, has resigned
to take the secretaryship of the Western
Canada Immigration association, and has
ppened offices at 2:23-225 New York Life
buildihg and will devote his time to se
curing publicity for Western Canada.
This association was formed in St. Paul
in the latter vart of January at a con
vention of persons and corporations hav
ing interests in Western Canada.
WILL NOT BE CHANGED.
University Magazine Will Be Smj by a
• The subscribers of the Minnesota Maga
zine decided yesterday morning by a large
majority to allow the magazine to be
run on the close corporation plan, as it
has been heretofore. The present board
will choose its successors in about two
BILL COMES UP
Senator Nelson Speaks in Favor of Ter
WASHINGTON. D. C, March 10.—The
senate today passed bills relating to
Alaska, but failed to act on the measure
authorizing the election of a delegate in
congress from that territory. Mr. Platt,
of Connecticut, opposed the bill, and be
cause of his opposition and his desire for
time for discussion, it was not pressed.
Mr. Nelson supported the bill, saying
that his tour through Alaska last sum
mer as a member of the committee on
territories had convinced him that the
people of that territory were entitled to
representation in congress. He express
ed the opinion that within the next fifty
years Alasko would have a population of
1,000,000 people. He said the agricultural
possibilities of the territory were as great
as those of Finland or Northern Sweden.
The Alaskan bills passed included those
for the improvement of roads, the main
tenance of schools, the appointment of an
additional judge and the extension of the
coal laws to the territory.
" Several other bills were passed, includ
ing one increasing to $100 the pensions
of ex-soldiers who have become totally
blind on account of service. In connec
tion with this bill Mr. McCumber, chair
man of the committee on pensions, stated
that 600 cases were covered by the pro
visions of the bill and that the increased
cost to the government would be $101,
Stillman Tyler was arrested at Afton
Wednesday and brought to Stillwater i
on a charge of having neglected to sup
port his family. He appeared in the
municipal court yesterday, but the
hearing was continued until next
Wednesday, Tyler being released on his
Extensive repairs have been made on
the pontoon bridge across Lake St.
Croix during the winter by the city,
and the bridge has again been opened
for travel. It is now in safer condi
tion for heavy loads than it has been
for several years.
Mrs. Leo Drews, a bride of only a
few months and an exceptionally popu
lar lady, died suddenly yesterday. She
was twenty years of age and was a
daughter of John Mcllree, chief of po
The Swedish Mission Church Society
of Stillwater has decided to build a
new church the coming summer, and
lots have been acquired from St. Mi
chael's Church society, near Linden
and Fourth streets.
Simonet Bros, are getting ready to
construct a large two-story brick
building on the "site of the Grand opera
house, which was destroyed by fire.
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April DUtterick ratterilS are now here. We are agents
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The JVorthu/ett'a Greatest Store. Sixth and Wabasha, St. Paul. - -
Mousseline de Soie, 19c yd.
A j new lot, just received, on sale today. This lot comprises all the
spring "4 shades, rsuch;'as~^ new champagne, lavender, r^;,v^fc^*.:' : : l;f
pinks, blues, ■ creams, yellow, ; nile green, tan, red and -:^m /f^K
■ black and white. : These are not remnants', op short '■i j| A nl^^
pieces, but come .in full pieces, and you •' may buy "as -M wJB mL '■'
many or as few yards as you wish. -Extra special bar- t*\ \jgty
? gain for Friday at, a yard .:. ":*.'.'.."..'.'.: '.T. ~...'...'.. ...'.. ■.: ■* ' 'W ; r y ■
Women's and Children's nrp^Qinn
Coat Clearance Sacques PI
About 150 of them, in spring and" V "^.^'v '-.'-.'';- -
medium ~;- weights, regular values r ; • Here's fa- bargain for i Friday only, <
up ?to $12.50. Not the '. latest styles, In the ; Second r Floor ':- Suit. Depart- :
tof } course, v but the T greatest „-'- bar- j - ment; we will 5 have ; a big ; table 'of ■;
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Leather Goods -,;:;,,/._;,;:; v.:.:
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~ Fancy *r imported - Leather -^ Purses, . : . : .. .. ;.
with handle,-,: finished in i fancy de- : Towels — Hemmed :.; Huck « Towels,-j
i signs, ■ several V^ shapes ,; „. « >% - ' bleached and .• half-bleach- m ;A. ;^V'.
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Friday only .:...'.V... =■' I V 1 -qualities. ; Special-, each... I W
Fancy Coin A. Purse, nickel or gilt Minnesota Linen Scrub Clcths,
spring top frame, worth '^ >% A, - ■<^ value 7c '. each; also German -
48c.. Special Friday , - '^ettdjC* Mop Cloths, value 6c. Choice i^*
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variety of . patterns, 'V A '/& bleach, size ; 18x27, : limit :6d >% .
silk, hand ■ crocheted. . a ©tSsT to a customer. Special, H^B^'
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Continued From First Page.
men were and sentenced un
der the Edmunds law.
An opportunity was given by the
courts to the persons convicted to es
cape jail service by, promising that in
the future they would obey the law,
but the chance of escaping punishment
was not accepted generally, only three
persons complying with the ruling of
the court. He said: "Among these
was Bishqp Sharp, a director of the
Union Pacific railroad and an old mar,
who accepted the terms- and was
promptly removed, that being under
stood to be the policy of the church
where the doctrine of the church was
not upheld by members."
The history of the church between
1885 and 1890 was given by Mr. Critch
low, including the circulation of a story
that plural marriages had been given
up entirely and that unlawful cohabi
tation was on the wane. The purpose
of this statement was to show that the
Mormons continued to create the senti
ment that the laws were obeyed, but in
secret had practiced polygamy, and
that the church was irreconcilable to
new conditions and its members were
conspiring to evade the laws.
In relation to the Moses Thatcher
incident, Mr. Critchlow said a letter
had been sent out which had fhe pur
pose of dividing the people as equally
as possible between Republicans and
Democrats so as to maintain a^ re
serve which could be swung either "way
in the interest of the church. The
church afterward denied this letter,
said Mr. Critchlow, but Moses Thatcher
continued working in the interest of
the Democratic party, and in the au
tumn of 1896 carried on an active cam
paign for election to the United States
senate by the succeeding legislature.
This campaign was in conflict with the
wishes of the members of his quorum
of apostles and he was finally dropped-
It was taken up as a church affair,
and, said Mr. Critchlow, "the editorials
in the Deseret News declared that the
church had a right to interest itself in
the elections for the United States sen
The popular sympathy was with Mr.
Thatcher, because it was understood
that he stood for absolute liberty in
political affairs. Mr. Thatcher con
tinued in the field up to the final result
of the contest, which ended in the elec
tion of Joseph L. Rawlins as senator.
He said it was well known that the
apostles were working against Thatch
er, their object being to prevent a di
rect blow at the principle that the
quorum of apostles could control the
action of one of"their members. The
Mormons, he said,, were responsible for
the election of Rawlins.
In response to an inquiry in regard
to Thatcher running for the senate on
a platform not in harmony with the
church, Mr. Critchlow spoke of the in
fluence of apostles, giving as an illus
tration that the apostles gave out the
instruction that "it is the will of the
Lord that you vote the Republican
ticket at this time."
Mr. Critchlow said the Democrats
protested against the interference by
the church in such manner.
Canadian Parliament Opening.
OTTAWA, Ont, March 10.—The
house of commons today unanimously
elected M. Bellacour, M. P., Ottawa,
speaker. Parliament will be formally
opened by the governor general, Lortl
The easiest way to register is to do it
when you go to the primary to vote
B i 9ttT SI S^" /l^
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| cannot afford to use any other fuel for cooking.
IST. PAUL GAS LIGHT > CO. :
IN FARMERS' HANDS
Wheat Reserve Shows 4 Per
WASHINGTON, D. C, March 10.—
The March report of the bureau of sta
tistics of the department of agriculture
shows the amount of wheat remaining
in farmers' hands on March 1 to have
been about 132,600,000 bushels, or 20.S
per cent of last year's crop, as com
pared with 24.5 per cent of the crop of
1902 on hand on March 1, 1903, and 23.2
per cent of the crop of 1901 on hand on
March 1, 1902.
The corn in farmers' hands is esti
mated at about 839,000,000 bushels, or
37.4 per cent of last year's crop, -
against 41.6 per cent of the crop of
1902 on hand on March 1, 1903. and
29.2 per cent of the crop of 1901 on
hand on March 1, 1902.
Of oats there are reported to be
about 273,700,000 bushels., or 34.9 per
cent of Jast year's crop, still in farm- .
ers' hands, as compared with 36.9 per
cent of the crop of 1902 on hand on
March 1, 1903, and 30.6 per cent of the
crop of 1901 on hand on March 1, 1902.
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