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CHINA MEANS WELL
Earl Li Says She Wants to Agree
With the Powers.
SHE IS ABLE TO MAINTAIN ORDER
But Kipeditiou* Should Be Stopped
—Boxer Leaders Will Be Baa
lshed to the Frontier.
Peking, Dec 81. —A meeting of the fore
ign ministers will be held as soon as Sir
Ernest Mason Satow, the British minister.
■who I 9 suffering fro.ni chiils and fever, has
recivered sufficiently to be present, and
when a date and place for meeting the
Chinese commissioners are agreed upon.
A representative of the Associated Press
to-day had a personal interview with Li
Hung Chang, who shows plainly physical
evidence of his recent illuess, but whose
mind has not been affected by his sickness
and as as vigorous as ever. Earl Li said
he should prefer to meet <he ministers and
commissioners at his house, if such an
arrangement were possible, on account of
the condition of his health, but he would
not, in the circumstances, make sugges
He said the emperor was desirous* of
complying in all particulars with the de
mands of the powers. On the other hand,
he thinks the powers should order a cessa
tion of the frequent irritating expeditions,
which, he looks upon as unnecessary and
as doing a deal of harm. It will be quite
possible now, he says, to maintain com
plete order in the province, with the as
sistance of a small number of Chinese
troops, and he hopes the powers will agree
to keep as at present the troops now sta
tioned at Peking and Tientsin aud along
The emperor, Li Hung Chang asserts,
is willing to punish all those named by the
powers by banishment to the furtherest
part of the Chinese dominions, on the
northwestern frontier, and their return,
he declares, will be prohibited under pen
alty of decapitation. Hi;, majesty is anx
ious also to have the number of legation
guards limited and that other boundaries
be specified, and he hopes the foreign
armies will be recalled as early as possible
In the spring.
China will endeavor, says Earl Li, by
every means in her power, to prove that
she intends compliance with the demands
contained in the note, and to show her
desire to make the. country safe and habit
able for foreigners. He believes the
powers will nat insist upon the total de
struction of the forts.
Soutli Dakota Antis Prepare to In
voke the Referendum.
Huron, S. D., Jan. I.—A fair representa
tion of the leaders of the reform forces
of the state gathered here in response to
a call issued by Thomas H. Ayres, presi
dent of the Reform Press association. The
object -was to arrange for invoking the mi- !
tiative and referendum in the event the j
incoming legislature attempts to pass laws
not In harmony with the views of the re
form party. An organization was perfect
ed to be known as the Direct Legislation
league. W. E. Kidd of Aberdeen is presi
dent; William A. Thompson of Huron, vice
president; Thomas H. Ayres, Pierre, sec
retary; Marls Taylor of Huron, treasurer.
The president was authorized to appoint an
executive committee consisting of one j
from each judicial district and one at
large, to have supervision of the general
■work of the league.
AID FOR CARLETON
Dr. Pearsons Forward! Hiti Check
for $25,000 to Korthfield's School.
Chicago, 111., Jan. I.—Dr. D. K. Pear
eons completed his great benefactions for
the nineteenth century yesterday, amount
ing to more than $2,500,000, by mailing a
check for $25,000 to Carleton college of
Northfleld, Minn. The last donation makes
a total of $50,000 which Dr. Pearsons has
given the Minnesota institution.
The beat little liver pills are De Witt'a
Little Early Risers. They never gripe.
T. M. Roberts' Supply House, Minneapolis, Minnesota.
• j Address DAVOS,»medicine CO.. l'? OBc* m. Baa" Francisco. Cal.
For sale by Voegell Brothers' Drug Co.. M ineeapoiU. . t ,: .;:.; - *-
PEACE OR WAR THE ?
Two Leagues Say They'll Occupy
Some Western Cities.
T. J. HICKEY HAS A WORD QR TWO
How the Fans on the .Fence- View
Brew In li.
President Thomas J. Hickey of the West- j
era league is quoted iv the same interview
as stating thai the league intends to occu
py Kansas City, Minneapolis and St. Paul,
which, territory was awarded to it by the
National league, and that he does not be
lieve there will be any clash between the
N'ationel and American leagues. He
wishes to 'be understood as stating emphat
ically that the Western league will play
ball in Kansas City and that to that end
George Tebeau 'has secured a most ad
vantageous site for a park opposite the
From what Clarence Saulpaugh, the
holder of the Minneapolis franchise in the
Western association, said the other day
the association is equally determined to
occupy Minneapolis, St. Paul and Kansas
City. It is hardly probable that three
cities which have been discarded by the
American league can support two baseball
teams and the inevitable result will be a
conflict provided that there is anything
back of the talk that is going about.
There is absolutely nothing to prevent
the American league through its offspring,
the Western association, from placing
teams in the three cities named, but will
the National league look on in complaisant
Hickey's league has acquired this terri
tory under the national agreement and
should be able to rely on all possible aid
from the National league. Otherwise the
so-called • protection is merely a pretty
word to be used for effect in dealing with
minor leagues. To the "fans" on the fence
it looks as if the National league must
fight the American league or else with
draw its protection to the Western league
for Minneapolis, St. Paul and Kansas City
territory. To do this will mean to the
world that defeat is acknowledged.
It is safe to say that something impor- j
tant is brewing, but whether it is a com
promise or a war will not be known for
some time, probably not much before the
playing season opens.
STONE COTTERS' LAW VOID
Stone for City Work Must Be Dressed
Within the State.
New York, Jan. I.—By an opinon by the
appellate division the act of 1885, known
generally as the "stone cutters' law," is
made inoperative. The statute required
that all stone used in municipal work in
this state, except paving blocks and
crushed stone, should be worked, dressed
and carved within the boundaries of the
The opinion was based upon an action
brought in the supreme court by Ralph J.
Treat, a contractor, to obtain $3,281 as an
installment on sewer work. Controller Co
ler declined to pay on the ground that
Treat was not using stone cut in this state,
and he was sustained by the lower court.
The relator contended that the clause in
the contract was in conflict with the act
of congress of .July 2, 1900, declaring ille
gal contracts, combinations or conspiracies
in restraint of trade or commerce among
the states, and that the statute is in con
flict with the state constitution and the
fourteenth amendment of the United States
IN A NUTSHELL
Omaha —James Gilbert, city gas inspector,
| died of pneumonia. He was one of the beat
I known Masons in the state.
Spokane—Frank Hodges, an actor, has be
gun suit against Ed F. Carpenter, a mining
| man of Republic, asking $50,000 for aliena
j tion of his wife's affections.
Phoenix, Ariz. —Advices from northern Mex
ico state that crops all over that republic
are heavy this year, owing to a prolonged
season of damp weather. Reports that there
is financial depression in certain sections of
Mexico are denied.
New York—Over 200 ministers and proml
net laymen attended the meeting held in re
sponse to the call by William Philips Hall
in order that plans for the holding of a na
: tional gospel campaign might be discussed
i and outlined. Mr. Hall presided.
Chicago—Reference libraries have been'
opened by the Wells-Fargo & Co. express at
all of its terminal points. They will be in
the nature of a New Year's gift to the com
pany's employes, who number between 8,000
and 10,000 in all, and they will be maintained
at the company's expense.
New York—After serving twenty years as
the rector of the House of Prayer in New
ark, N. J. t Rev. Hannibal Goodwin is dead
at his home in that city. He was known as
an advanced churchman of the Episcopal high
church school, and the inventor of a well
i known film for photographic work.
Scranton, Pa.—Traffic was resumed on all
I the Hues of the Scranton Railway company
i yesterday in accordance with the compromise
: agreement giving the employes an increase in
wages. About three hundred laborers were
required to move the obstructions which the
strikers' sympathizers had placed on the
tracks all over the county.
St. Johns, N. F.—The French shore modus
Vivendi expired at midnight, and the colonial
cabinet has not yet received any intimation
from the imperial government regarding the
intentions of the latter with respect to re
newal. It is supposed that the French gov
ernment will move in the matter within a
few days and endeavor to force Mr. Cham
Indianapolis—The dedication of the hand
some new Columbia club last night was one
of the most brilliant affairs ever held in the
west. The Columbia is the most widely
known political organization in Indiana, and
includes 1,000 of the leading republicans of
Indiana. The new building is of stone, se\en
stories high, and standing on the circle which
Eurrounds the $1,000,000 soldiers' monument
just completed by the people of the state.
The Hague—The marriage of Queen Wilhel
mina to Duke Henry of Mecklenburg-Schwer
iu has been officially fixed for Peb. 7, 1901.
San Juan, Porto Rico—The proposition for
the purchase of the island of St Thomas by
the United States is opposed here. The citi
zens want a West Indian naval station estab
lished at San Juan.
St. Petersburg—The czar has completely re
covered his normal health and is able to take
long walks and drives daily. One of his
majesty's physicians arrived here and con
veyed to the dowager czarina favorable re
ports of the czar's condition.
If you once try Carter's Little Liver Pills
for sick headache, biliousness or consti
pation, you will never be without them.
They are purely vegetable, small and easy
to take. Don't forget this.
Kodol Dyspepsia Cure digests what you
eat. It gives the stomach rest and restores
the digestive organs to health. It cures
all cases of chronic indigestion.
THE MINNEAPOLIS JOURNAL.
GET JAMAICA, TOO
England May Give Up the Island
to the United States
FOR CONCESSIONS IN THE EAST
That la the Report iv Washington,
Baaed un <lie Purchase of the i;
-- - Ilanltili Inlands.
New York, Jan. 1. —A special to the
Journal from Washington says:
The British colony of Jamaica will he
given in exchange for a fair share of the
United States colony of the Philippines.
This is an international trade which
will probably be the result", of the acquisi
tion by the United States of the Danish
In official circles it is thought that
Great Britain will not want th^ island
of Jamaica if the United States acquires
the Banish possessions, and the prestige
of Great Britain, as commanding the
highway to the Nicaragua canal will have
disappeared. The United States will not
only be able to command the approach
from the east, but it will, from its point
of vantage, control the ocean east of the
Danish Antilles, <rom the magnificent
base which will undoubtedly be estab
When the United States Benate amended
the Hay-Pauncefote treaty the British
press idea was that if Great Britain was
forced to yield there should be some com
pensation to Great Britain. What Great
Britain's demands will be are not clearly
known. It is understood, however, that
will endeavor to have the modus
Vivendi Alaskan boundary made per
ASSASSIN IS BEHEADED
GERMAN MINISTER'S MURDERER
Execution in Peking in the Prei
ence of it Large Number of
BuHuiUKmtuilll »" - <.jBB
Peking, Dec. 31.—The man that killed
Baron yon Ketteler, the German minister
to China, in June last, was beheaded to
day in the presence of a large number of
Berlin, Jan. I.—A dispatch from Peking
dated Dec. 31 says that Su-Hai, the mur
derer of Baron yon Ketteler, the Ger
man ambassador, was decapitated on the
scene of his crime at 3 o'clock in the
PLUM PUDDING^OR THE BOYS
EnoiiKh Was Sent to Manila for all
Chicago, Jan. 1. —When the last carload
of bacon and ham left Chicago consigned
to Manila, Chicago packers had furnished
during the year of 1900 nearly 35,000,000
pounds of meats for use of the American
soldier in Cuba and the Philippines. For
this enormous quantity of food the United
States government paid $2,450,514. Armour
& Co. sold the government 500,000 bars of
Among the shipments made to Manila
eight weeks ago were enough cans of
plum pudding to give every soldier a fa
vorite dish for the proper celebration of
New Year's Day if he did not receive it
in time for Christmas.
MUST SERVE THE KAISER
Orders to .liiMiim Statehle off Mon-
tana in Germany.
Strasburg, Jan. 1. —Julius Statehle, a
naturalized German-American citizen of
Great Palls, Mont., lately returned to Ba
den-Baden to visit his parents near Pforz
heim. After he had been there a short
while he was informed by the authorities
that he must leave the country within a
fortnight 01 serve his time in the German
army. Mr. Statehle emigrated from Ger
many in 1890 and is but 23 years old.
The United States consulate at Kehl has
remonstrated with the Baden government,
with what result cannot yet be announced.
BRANDON'S NEW ROAD
Promised in Time to Handle \e\l
Special to The Journal.
Brandon, Man., Jan. 1. —Manitoba is
likely to have a new railway next year,
starting from Brandon. Influential farm
ers and others representing the vast
prairie land north and west of this city
have waited on the provincial government
and have been promised a road built in
time to handle next year's crop. It is ex
pected that the government will extend
the Brandon —Morris branch of the North
ern Pacific to a point about six miles
northwest of Brandon. It is also said that
the government will build the proposed
line, owning and controlling it.
Chicago, Jan. I.—A pamphlet has been
issued containing a new plan of arbitra
tion between the American Publishers'
association and the International Typo
It provides in brief that if any pub
lisher having a contract with a local union
will agree to submit to arbitration any
differences arising under the c< ntract, the
International Typographical union will un
derwrite said contract and guarantee its
execution. Provision is made for local
conciliation or arbitration offices. If this
does not effect a settlement, then the
matter is to be referred to a national
board of arbitration, composed of the pres
ident of the International Typographical
union and the commissioner of the Amer
ican Newspaper Publishers' association,
who, if they cannot agree, select a third
member. Work is to be continued during
the time occupied by arbitration, and if
so adjudged, the board's decision will have
practical effect from the date the issue
ATTACKS TRINITY'S RECTOR.
Boston, Jan. I.—Rev. Father Osborne,
rector of the Mission church of St. John
the Evangelist, who represents the High
Church wing of the Episcopal body, has
declared himself strongly against the act
of the rector of Trinity church in per
mitting the pastor of King's chapel, a
Unitarian church, to conduct the funeral
of ex-Governor Wolcott in Trinity, last
Monday. The words of Father Osborne,
uttered before his congregation have
caused much discussion. He called it an
act of profanation.
Portland, Ore., Jan. I.—The United
States transport Thyra sailed for Manila
with 550 horses and a cargo for the army
In the Philippines.
San Francisco, Jan. I.—The transport
Hancock will sail to-day for Manila via
Honolulu and Guam, carrying a limited
number of passengers and recruits and a
large cargo of army supplies.
Tour of All Mexico.
Special train tour of all Mexico has
been arranged by Chicago, Milwaukee *&
St. Paul railway in connection * with the
well-known American Tourist Association,"
Mr. Reau Campbell, general manager. '
1 Party will leave St. Paul and Minneapo
lis Jan. 21, 1901,. going , via 1 Chicago, St. :
Louis and San Antonio and New Orleans.
Chicago will be reached on return trip
Feb. 28, and twin cities March 1.
/ Price of ticket Includes ; every possible
■ expense—railroad and « sleping car fares,
meals,' hotels, guides, etc. •; *; ;».-
Write J." T. Conley, assistant- general
passenger agent,; St. Paul, or call at "The
Milwaukee" offices v for price of tickets,
complete ■ itinerary and other information!
,; If sick headache is misery, what are
Carter's Little Liver Pills if they will posi
tively cure it. People who have used them
speak frankly of their "worth. They are
small and easy to take. ■/
Genuine Goods ,
And counterfeit prices at Tooze'a.
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j| :; sale COMMENCES '>/ '';> I)
| Wednesday, Jan. 2d, at Ba. m. 1
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•I®- \ A / E7 is * *5 Clear °^,? Ur Ctire line of CLOCKS, SUITS, SKIRTS and WAISTS, and in or- Ij)
§£ 'V V der to do so quickly will make prices which certainly should effect our object. We make no (®l
W fnil „ii fh Ct P £ nJS" Yo" can ,have f the choice of our complete stock in Cloak department. You know 2§
m K^i^V £& Sx'?w S* chf a.? ter of our goods and furthermorethat we never advertise a sale that we ©'
K& haven t delivered-thqgoods Vas advertised." With this short comment we make a few pricesl '' M
| i ,r~< THIS IS IT: *,■• : - :; SUITS = -^: 1
P W mF * IHllk W $75-00 °nes t ?cnn I)
i@) : "Bijff^W*^^"^^■f $60.00 ones *poi>.UU i!
I I ■ $40.00 ONES eOA AA H
!■ -;; I adies ■ F#OR • • vI^UU II
§ ~777 —IT . $12.50 ONES dJC AA|
(§) Attention! for *pi>,UU 1!
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i^ K^ Watch for the WW*i ,■•■■■■■.■■ ■•Suits at $35, $30,,525; all at HALF-PRICE. f£\
W^?%^*i <«lt»il Ivl. 11IC gWffßSnm •■ : ; ■ r \(S 1
K§) I Great Bargain Sale J ~T~ T^^^^^^^"^ "
\S>) SH You will hare the best chance /« 8 MA H- (?>\
k/^ B offered for years to get articles 3S I/A M KU l^Jf
IV2^ you want. See details in next \J / %„,/ Hm ■ i K^J # /^\
\^K jH ~ — ' H $75:00 ONES $;i7 gAi
I $75.00 ONES &?H cnl
I©) :^^^ Note— This "ad" has been running k^.-^-J FOR mAI m_% J-.•# 1 I /^V
J^< to notify you of THIS sale. ' *X *-^ * •*^ V ((§))
P H -hsom.ho.ton. H $65.00 ONES ClO CHi
li) FOR gj
S fhßifc .gfj-l $30poT ONES $ 15.001
| P^^E^jP^&V $ilo°r° ONES $9.001
§ Here Are the Details: Lots of Jackets for Less Than Half Price. &
I .»remans and sired Skirts % on. 1
(§) There are some elegant bargains in these lines, and the early buyers will get them, yi
(©) ;;- as our stock is by v no means large. yj
§ Sill waists Hall Price-Flannel waists y 3 on 1
N* Here is a chance that probably won't be available after the first day's sale, as it's a (I)V
t| handsome line of new goods, and quantities are not large. We will also offer a great ((§)
| Reduction Sale on Fine Furs. §
J^ OUR furs at REGULAR prices are better and cheaper than anybody's in the Twin ®
J^ ■ Cities, but at prices we will make now you can't afford to miss this ©I
■» chance. We offer our entire stock of • [H^
p sioroi collars, coiiareites, scans, Boas and Muffs at 33^% Discount 1
(@) There is .everything; in the stock desirable, from Sables at $250 a•, set to Storm Collars and gs\
l@\ ./. <: v '' ' \-e % :'S: : - Scarfs at;. $4.50. "■';■;;: "\ r'". ?; ; -"*- ■-,;" ' '%•
i Oiler, Electric, Near Seal and Astrakhan Jackets at 25% Discount. M
v^ Our lines arc complete—all styles, all lengths. Every garment is made in our own shop, and this is (§)|
\J) \f ir a chance made possible to you by the continued open weather. , (S\
1 > SPECIAL - : SEAL SALE ■ 1
!(§)■■ We have only ten ; seal garments. We make two lots of them at only $150 and $200 (They were PI •
1^;-:";; ,;i V "'■ - r $200, $225, $250 and $275.) Want one? Sizes all 34 and 36 •" "- \ ' ©I
m NOTF Gur.st9 re will be closed all day Tuesday (New Year's Day.) Sale commences Wed- W
£< V 'i^ nesday, January 2nd, at BA.M. i Terms of sale on all cloth goods, CASH, and alter- R£S|
Jjg) ations charged for at cost, jOn fur garments, responsible parties can arrange for partial payments.
H 99-101 East Sixth Street, St. Paul. ij
|@) Sale Commences, Wednesday, Jan. at Ba. m. £)';
TUESDAY EVENING, JANUARY- 1, 1901.