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THE MINNEAPOLIS JOURI^|II.
PRICE TWO CENTS.
FOR QUEEN VICTORIA
Funeral Procession in London Will Be Even
More Extensive Than Was Ex
King and Emperor William on Horseback Will
Ride at the Head-Kings Will
Queen's Body Lies in the Diningroom at
Osborne House—Magnificent Flow
ers and Drapings.
Cowes, Jan. 26.—A number of leading
newspaper correspondents were admitted
to-day to see the queen's remains lying in
state. The approaches to Osborne House
were as rigorously guarded as ever. A
cordon of police, the men standing at in
tervals of a few yards apart, entirely sur
rounded the building itself. This was the
only sign of life. The shades were closely
drawn and the royal standard floated at
half-mast from the tower.
It was but a step from the entrance,
across the hall to the dining room where
the queen's body rested. The entrance to
this room was beautifully draped with
crimson, and attached thereto were sev
eral gigantic wreaths from members of the
household. Indian and Highland! servants
remain constantly on guard with reversed
rifles, immovable as statues.
The coffin is but eighteen inches from
the flower-decked ground. At Its head are
the wreaths of the king and queen, while
on either side are the offerings of the
emperor and empress of Germany. At the
foot is a beautiful floral crown with a
golden "B." from Princess Beatrice.
But little of the white satin-covered
coffin or the silk flag on which it rests is
visible, being almost hidden by the mag
nificent white pall and the crimson velvet
roses of the insignia of the Order of the
Garter, the whole being surmounted by a
glittering diamond crown, which reflect
the lights of the taper 3, six feet high, In
silver candlesticks. The pall is ten feet
long and seven feet wide. The heavy gold
fringe* hang from it, and in each corner,
diagonally, are embroidered the royal
arms surmounted by the crown. The lion
Is in applique of cloth of gold and the
unicorn is in silver, both worked ud in
silk embroidery. The crowns are in em
broidery of silk and gold bullion.
The pall was made by the students of the
Kensington school of needlework under
the direction of Prince Christian of Schles
QIEEJi AND THE CHLRCH
Cardinal Vauglion Seta Forth Its
Aatc York Sun Special Service
London, Jan. 26. —Cardinal Vaughan,
archbishop of Westminster, has written a
long letter to the clergy of his diocese,
which is dated at the English college,
Rome. This letter will be read in the
Catholic churches to-morrow. It says:
Of public religious services for the dead
the Catholic churches knows none but such
as she has instituted for the souls of her own
children. No one would feel it right thaw j
in our grief we should forget ourselves or
the proprieties due her deceased majesty and
the official position she filled as to even ap
pear to claim her as a member of our
church, which we should be doing were we
to perform in her behalf the religious rites
that are exclusively applicable to deceased
At the same time we may remind you that i
it Is lawful to those who believe that any i
persons who have departed this life In union '>
with the soul of the church, though not in
her external communion, to offer prayers and
good works for their release from purgatory.
The church itself forms no judgment. Upon
a matter which must remain a secret be
tween God and the individual soul, what can
Gladly and eagerly shall we join In the
purely Glvil mourning that will be offered
by the nation to the memory of the queen.
We fully and acutely share the national sor
row and anxiety inseparable with such a
period. We trust and pray that the noble
traditions established by the mother will be
carried_ on and perfected by her son. The
attachment of Catholics to the throne and
dynasty is beyond suspicion.
OBEYED O,I'EEVS WISH
Why the Kiiin Was Xot Present
When He Wan Proclaimed.
Jfe*c York Sun Special Semioa
London, Jan. 26.—One of the illustrations
of the queen's thoughtfulness has come to
light in connection with Thursday's cere
monials. When Sir William Vernon Har
court was home secretary years ago she
sent a sealed package to him with instruc
tions that it should not be opened until
after her death. It contained a recom
mendation that her successor should not
be present when he was proclaimed, and
that he should not visit the city in state.
The queen had anticipated the annoyances
and risks of the traditional ceremony, and
had taken pains to forewarn and relieve
CROWS PRINCE ARRIVES
.Frederick William Is Met \>y the
Cowes, lele of Wight, Jan. 26.—Emperor
"William left Cowes at 8 o'clock this morn
ing on the royal yacht Alberta to visit
Portsmouth and meet Crown Prince Fred
erick William. On the return of the Al
berta at 11:20 a. m., the Duke of Con
naught boarded the yacht and welcomed
them. The party drove to Osborne. The
German imperial yacht Hohenzollern, ar
rived here to-day.
London. Jau. 2G.—All the members of
the German embassy will go to Cowes to
night to congratulate Emperor William on
his birthday to-morrow.
NEW ADJITAXT GENERAL
Queen's Appointment of the Duke of
ConnmuKht Will Stand.
New York Sun Special Sergio*
London, Jan. 26.— of the queen's
last projects was'the appointment of the
duke -of ;" Oonnaught las adjutant general.
It will probably.be carried out at an early
day, as the king will need his ': brother's
Advice on military matters. -
S9mw York Sum Spmolal B*rvlc*
London, Jan. Although the an
nouncement is still withheld probably be
cause the arrangements - are incomplete,
the military procession in London for the
queen's funeral is likely to be consldeably
more elaborate than was at first supposed.
The Telegraph" asserts that the king, ac
companied by Emperor William, will ride
on horseback as chief mourner, •; attended
i by the distinguished staff, and the paper
implies that there will be a great military
and civic display similar to those that oc
cur ,on | the funerals of great continental
Presumably the effort will include for
eign representatives, among whom will be
the King of the Belgiums, the King of
Greece, the King of Portugal and, possi
bly, the czarowitz and the Crown Prince of
Germany, Austria, Sweden, Greece and
Denmark, Grand Duke Serge, Prince
Henry of Prussia, the Duke of Aosta, the
Grand Duke of Hesse, and many other
members of European royal houses.
It is stated that in addition to the mem
bers of both houses of parliament afoot
the procession will include the lord mayor
and the corporation of London.
The procession is expected to occupy two
hours, traversing London from Victoria
station to Paddington station, whence the
funeral train will depart at 11:15 a. m.,
reaching Windsor at 11:50. The coffin will
be conveyed in the queen's special saloon
carriage, attached to the royal train, built
specially for the diamond jubilee, by
which the king and the royal family will
Journey to the royal borough
At least six battalions of infantry, eight
squadrons of cavalry and a number of bat
teries of artillery will participate in the
The coffin-bearers will be noncommis
sioned officers from the troops composing
the household brigade.
TRIBITES TO THE QIEEX
Lord Salisbury and Mr. Balfour
Speak In Parliament.
London, Jan. 26. —Grief and Joy were
never so closely joined as in the official
eulogies of the dead monarch and the con
gratulations to the new one. These were \
pronounced in both houses of parliament i
yesterday by the leaders in response to the
first message from the king to the people's
representatives. It was the greatest par- j
liamentary scene in recent times, and the |
orations pronounced by Lord Salisbury and j
Mr. Balfour, while unpretending, were
adequate appreciations of the great and
good sovereign now dead. They were ap
propriate of the occasion, which the
speakers said marked the close of an epoch
in the world's history. All that they
said, all the nation feels, perhaps is best
summed up in these lines:
"I am broken hearted."
"Edward VII is his mother's son."
Great audiences, sombre and silent in
t their mourning garments, hung almost
breathless upon the words of the nation's
leaders as they led them through con
flicting emotions from grief to consola
, tion, from hope to a new allegiance.
Mr. Balfour said in his address in the
house of commons:
The importance of the constitution, in my
judgment, is not a diminishing, but an in
creasing factor. It is increasing and must
increase with all the growth and develop
ment of those free,self-governed communities
—those new commonwealths beyond the seas
j which are bound to us by the person of the
j sovereign, who is the leading symbol of thj
j unity of the empire. But, it is not given to
. a constitutional monarch to signalize his
reign by any great isolated action. The effect
of a constitutional sovereign, great as it is,
is produced by the flow and constant cumula
tive result of a great ideal and a great ex
ample. As to that great ideal and example,
surely Victoria is the first of all constitu
tional monarchs the world has yet seen.
Where shall we find an ideal so lofty in
itself, so constantly and consistently main
tained through two generations—through
more than two generations—of her subjects
and through many generations of her public
men and the members of this house?
Her queenly dignity only served to throw
: into higher relief those admirable virtues of
the wife, mother and woman with which she
was so richly endowed. Those kindly graces,
those admirable qualities, had endeared her
to every class of the community.
Less was known perhaps of the life of the
continuous labor which the position of queen
threw upon her. Short as was the interval
between the last trembling signature she af
fixed to a public document «nd her final rest
1 it was yet long enough to clog and hamper
the wheels of administration.
When I saw the vast mass of untouched
' documents which awaited the hand of the
sovereign, it was brought vividly to my mind
how admirable was the unostentatious pa
tience with which, for sixty-three years,
through sorrow and suffering, in moments
of weariness, in moments of despondency, it
might be, she carried on without intermission
her share in the government of this great
empire. For her there was no holiday and
no intermission In her term. Domestic sor
row and domestic sickness made no difference
in her labors, from the hour when she be
came sovereign to within a few days of her
Who is there that will weigh in the bal
ance the effect which such an example pro
duced on the highest life of the people. It
I was a great life and had a fortunate, and lv
|my judgment, a happy ending. The queen
. had her regard In the undying affection of all
her subjects. She passed away, I believe,
without a single enemy in the world, for even
those who love not England love her. Nu
such reign, no Buch end, had ever been
known In our history.
Lord Salisbury said in part in the house
My lords, the late queen had so many
titles to admiration that it would occupy
"enormous time to glance at them even per
functorily. One that I think will be attached
to her character n history is that, being a
constitutional queen with restricted powers,
she reigned by sheer force of character, by
the loveableness of her disposition over the
hearts of her subjects, and exercised influ
ence in molding their character and their
destinies which she could not have done more
had she had the most despotic of powers. She
has been the greatest instance of govern
ment by example and by love, and it will
never be forgotten how much she has don*
! for the elevation of her people, not by tit*
. SATURDAY EVENING, JANUARY 26, 1901.
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FUN WHILE IT LASTED.
Senator Clapp—lt does seem too. bad to spoil such a good time.
exercise of any prerogative, not by giving
any command, but by the simple right and
contemplatioD of the brilliant qualities she
exhibited in her exalted position.
She showed wonderful power of observing
with the most absolute strictness the limits
imposed by the constitution, and on the other
hand of maintaining a steady and persistent
influence on the action of her ministers and
the course of legislation, an influence which
none could mistake. She certainly impressed
many of us with a profound sense of her
penetration, almost intuition, with which she
saw the perils with which we were threat
ened, and the course it was expedient to pur
sue. I may say with confidence that no min
ister during her long reign ever disregarded
her advice or pressed her to disregard it
without always feeling that he had incurrew
a dangerous responsibility, and frequently
running into danger.
She had an extraordinary knowledge of
what her people would think, so much so
that I have said for years that I always
thought when I knewfcvhat the queen thought
I knew pretty cert^Jnly what her subjects
would think, especially the middle classes.
We owe her a debt of gratitude for her in
fluence in elevating the people, and gratitude
for her power over foreign courts and sov
ereigns in removing difficulties and mis
representations which sometimes prevailed.
FOLLOW QIEEX'S POLICY
Edvrard's* Purpose us to England's
*~»*t> York Sun Special Service
Berlin, Jan. 26.-—lt is reported here on
good authority that the new king of Eng
land told the kaiser that he intended to
follow out the lines of the foreign policy
instituted by his mother. The emperor
went to England, it has been learned, at
the special invitation of Edward.
His Imperial Majesty.
Cowes, Jan. 26.—The apartments where
the business of the ruling sovereign is
now conducted are inscribed "His Im
perial Majesty," a title never heretofore
assumed by any English king. :
Portuguese Cruiser Will Be There.
Lisbon, Jan. 26.—The Portuguese cruiser
Don Carlos 1., will participate in the naval
display at Spithead at the removal of
Queen Victoria's body from Osborne to
Portsmouth. The navies of Russia,
France and other countries will also be
Queen's Coffin Closed.
Cowes, Isle of Wight, Jan. 26.—The royal
family yesterday took their last look at the
features of the dead queen. "'Close It final
ly. It must not be opened again," said the
king, when the others had retired, and the
remains of England's greatest ruler were for
ever closed from human view.
»w Prince of Wales.
London, Jan. 26.—While the liturgy Of the
England church has been revised by-royal
command to Include a prayer for. George, the
Duke of Cornwall and York, it is expected
that a patent will be issued at the time of
the coronation for the creation for the title
of Prince of Wales.
Demonstration in Antwerp.
Antwerp, Jan. 26.—During a variety per
formance at the Soala music hall a portrait
of Queen Victoria was projected by a kineto
scope and caused a hostile demonstration
against England. The incident was the out
come of an article in a half-penny paper
printed in Flemish, which attacked the En
glish people on every occasion through the
person of their sovereign.
Wreaths of Gold.
Moscow, Jan. 26.—The czar will Send sev
eral wreaths of gold to the queen's funeral.
ALLEGIANCE TO THE U S.
Over 30,000 Filipinos Decide to
Take the Oath.
Hollo, Island of Panayy Jan. 26.—
wards of 50,000 Filipinos have sworn alle
giance to the United States in Iloilo prov
ince. : / ' ,
Thirty surrendered yesterday at Santa
Inspecting; the Isle*.
Manila, Jan. ' 26. — Major Maus of
the surgeon's department, . Captain
Ahem, chief of the forestry bu
reau, and Captain Horton, assistant chief
quartermaster, sailed to-day en beard the
Alava to complete ] the inspection of the
southern islands and recommend sites for
leper and penal colonies.
The thirty-third and thirty-fourth regi
ments have been ordered to Manila from
the Vigan region, preparatory *to return
ing to the United States. ':■:
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NEXT -FEST AT NEW ULM. ';
New Ulm,. Minn., Jan. 26.—Delegates to
the district meeting of Minnesota and Da
kota Turners have returned to New Ulm,
having secured the ' next Turnfest for this
city. A big gathering will be held the
latter part of . January and the New Ulm
section will name district - officers. '(-■ The
new Turner ball costing $2,^00'; will be
formally dedicated to-night . "■;
THE "HELLO" CO.TJLX
Proposed to Repeal the Gross Income!
STATE NOW GETS THE BENEFIT
Urged That the Ticphone Com
pany J.) ■><>■» \otr,ffp_i> ItM Share
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When the Hennepin legislative delega
tion met in the Lumber: Exchange '• this
afternoon it . was confronted by a propo
sition to repeal the act providing for the
gross earnings ; tax" on telephone com
panies. The. proposition was submitted
by present and past county commission
ers in- the following communication: ■ .
"We, the undersigned, present and ex
members of the board of county commis
sioners of Hennepin county, having j seen
| the workings and experienced the. results
I of the act generally known as the 1 "Gross
| Earnings Tax of. Telephone Companies,",
would respectfully ask you to use your en
deavors to secure the repeal of the said
act by the present legislature; and while
various reasons might be presented to
support our views, we deem the follow
ing sufficient: ■",'•>;-,■' ' '"V
"First—Because said act creates in
equality of taxation, and permits tele
phone companies doing business in this
state to escape their just proportion of the
burden of taxation.
"Second—Because by said act such com
panies, and the property owned by them,
are not liable for taxation imposed for lo
cal improvements, such as side-walks,
and other special improvements.
"Third—Because all the tax paid 7by
such companies under that act goes to the
state, and the county of Hennepin and city
of Minneapolis do not get any of the same.
"Fourth—Because we believe such com
panies should pay their just proportion of
taxation to the county and city, the same
as other corporations and individuals. -
""Fifthßecause we. believe under said
act, 3 per cent of the gross earnings of
such companies is entirely too low, and it
is-unjust and unfair for such companies
to | pay less taxation than other similar
corporations. or individuals who cannot
avail themselves of the provisions of said
act. i .YY- -:- "■
"And we respectfully ask that if you'
cannot secure the repeal of.said act, that
you have the same amended soY that a
larger per cent of the gross earnings may
be required as a tax from such companies.
E. P. Sweet, Chairman of Board, , *•
Charles Wilkin, ex Chairman of Board,
Ed J. Conroy, ex-member of Board,
John B.Ryberg, ex-member'of Board,
C. J. Minor, ex-County Auditor."
The delegation also took up the pro
posed police civil service bill, a synopsis
of which appears elsewhere.
fe fAt the meeting of the Hennepin legisla
tive delegation this afternoon Freeman P.
Lans spoke in favor of the police commis
sion bill. Representative Jay Phillips said
he wished to see the bill extended to in
clude the .fire department. 7 Mr.. Lane ac
cepted the suggestion .and said he would
amend the bill to embody the suggestion
if the delegation approved.
•-. N. F. Hawley spoke for the bill provid
ing' for .a fe special school . tax levy *of 1%
mills. Representative Peterson7 said that
the Ramsey and St. Louis delegations
wanted to have a chance to consider the
same bill. ... 7-" V
TREASON THE CHARGE
Indians Are Threatening.to Tear Up
.'• the Railroads.
Kansas City. Jan. 26.—A special to the
Star from Muskogee, I. T., says:
J. B. Shoffelt, United States agent here,
Many et the reports have been exagger
ated, although there is no disguising the fact
that the Indians are restless. Some of the
J young bucks have said that they will not
submit to the government's plan of land al
lotment. At the same time they have the
most intense feeling against the railroads.
They say that the railroads have no right
to run through their land, and they are
threatening to burn bridges and tear up
tracks. They say they will murder all In
dians who have white tenants on their lands.
The particular object, of Marshal Bennett's
party and the soldiers is to arrest those
who have been making threats. The offend
ers will be arrested and tried on the spot,
charged with treason against the Vnited
States government. 1 expect the marshal's
party and soldiers will be out a week or ten
The tliree largest cities in Texas are
Galvestou, Dallas and Sau Antonio. 1
KEf BOARD ATIOBK
Fiht for Patronage Begun in South
MANY FAT JOBS IN THE BALANCE
Herreid'n Appointees Take the Oath
*ud_WHl Propone a. Friend- 1
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Special to The Journal.
Pierre, S. D., Jan. 26.— J. D. Lavin,
Judge Rice, Dr. Finnerud and T. M.
Steered members of the board of charities
and corrections,. met here last night and
went over ; the situation = with ' Attorney-
General Pyle. The three recent '" ap
pointees took the oath of office and the
four adjourned to meet to-day at Huron
to organize- by the election of - a presi
dent and secretary. • *
They may also make appointments to
day for the places under their control,
but had not decided to do so at an early
■hour this morning.
Rice, Finnerud and Steere will go to
Sioux Falls 011 Monday to demand that the
old board which meets there the same day,
go out of business. If the old board re
fuses to surrender, the , new board will
propose a friendly suit before the supreme
court. If this is refused, the new board
and appointees, will'institute proceedings
to oust their opponents. ..,,
There were seven bids for the emergency
warrants issued by the state. The highest
bid was that of the Pierre National bank,
4% per cent for $100,000 and 4%, for $150,
-| 000. The bid of C. R. Hannan, president
of the First National Dank of Council
Bluffs, was accepted. He took the whole
issue at 4 per cent and a premium of $111.
The warrants will be issued in two lots,
the first $150,000 to be paid Jan. 1, 1902,
and a second lot, ' $100,000, to be issued
March -8 and payable Jan. 1, 1903. Dur
ing the time these warrants are outstand
i ing the treasurer will hold the collections
| of the general fund to meet the warrants.
BRIGHTER FOR FREEMAN
VINDICATION ;-, IS LOOKED FOR
Investigation of the Upper Penin
sula's Prison Completed
■'• at Marquette. V
Special to The Journal. } 7 V '!
Marquette; Mich., Jan. 26.—The prison
investigation was concluded late yesterday
afternoon. ; The most significant testi
mony was drawn from Dr. A. W. Horn
j bogen. Freeman's . physician, who admitted
that he had '• treated the warden for . nerv
j ousness which hey thought was at least
partially superinduced. by alcoholism. He
had done this on 7 two occasions,' once
within'a few weeks. ". Outside this" medical
statement the testimony as to : drunken
ness was conflicting and much. of it un
reliable. :. With two or three . exceptions
! the officials testified in. Freeman's favor.
The outcome of the investigation is in
; doubt. The committee is," plainly im-
I pressed - with the economy of Freeman's
i management and the condition and neat
ness of the prison. The. members will i
finish their work at Lansing, when" the
testimony is all transcribed.. _ They con
sider the charge of drunkenness as the only
serious one, : the others, Including the
severity of the discipline, having been
There is now. a fueling that Freeman
will get a vindication, both from the legis
lative committee and the board of control.
Bride Is. Under Legal Age and Her
. ,Father. Promises Trouble.
Special to The Journal." ,7
Redwood Falls, Minn., Jan. 26.—A run
away couple I was .married in this city by
| Probate! Judge Evans. The principals were
Louis Meierding of Sundown township, and
May Namholz of-Morgan. The bride gave
her name 'as Mary Campbell, and her
father claims she is not of legal age. The
father . has. secured a lawyer, to commence
an action to. annul the marriage. The af
fair has caused a mild sensation.
V TREASURE FROM THE ORIENT.- '<
, San ; Francisco, ? Jan. : 26.— 11 Pacific
mail steamer. China has arrived from the
orient via* Honolulu, bringing $662,000 in
treasure.' V Among 2 the passengers ■ are 7A.
E. Buck, United States minister, to Japan,
i hist wife and. daughter.
24 PAGES-FIVE O'CLOCK.
HALF A MILLION
Program of the Twin City Rapid Transit
Company for This Season Is a Big
One—Mr. Lowry Tells
The Twin City Rapid Transit company
will expend in the neighborhood of $500,
-000 this season for betterments of various
For track improvement $175,000 has been
set aside, an amount which will keep a
small army of men at work duri^ the en
tire seasoti. The remainder of the half
million dollars will be devoted to the man
ufacture of the magnificent new cars
which constitute the important feature of
the company's equipment. These cars are
considered by the management as a little
superior to any other cars made in this
country. They are both winter and sum
mer cars, and their adaptability has been
the wonder and delight of street railway
men the country over.
Thomas Lowry. president of the Twin
City Rapid Transit company, discussed the
company's plans for the next season with
great enthusiasm to-day. "We have ar
ranged to spend a large sum of money,"
said Mr. Lowry, "and are doing our best
to keep pace with the growth of the city
and the demands of a discriminating pub
lic. We are very proud of our street rail
way system, and it is the intention of the
management to keep it always up to a
high standard of excellence.
BY THE BOERS
Troops and Military Stores
CULVERT IS BLOWN UP
First a Part of Dublin Fusiliers Is
TWENTY CAPE POLICE SURRENDER
Reports That tin- Boer General
I'riiizloo Hum Been
Kimberley, Friday, Jan. 25.—A train with
troops and military stores on board was
waylaid and captured this morning by the
Boers near Fourteen Streams, north of
Kimberley. The republicans captured a
small post of Dublin Fusiliers, then blew
up a culvert and waited for the train.
An armored train has gone in pursuit of
CAPE POLICE CAPTURED
Report That the Boer General Prinas
loo Ha* Been Wounded.
Cape Town, Jan. 26.—Twenty Cape po
lice surrendered to the Boers mi Devon
dale, north of Vryburg, Jan. 21, without
firing a shot.
It is said General Prinzloo was -wounded
in the fighting of Jan. 16.
TO SEIZE THE RAILWAY
Neutrality of Portugal No Longer to
N*w Tork Sun Special Servleo
London, Jan. 26.—Correspondents at
Brussels claim to have learned from Boer
sources that the neutrality of Portugal
will no longer be respected by the Boers,
who are about to try to seize the Delagoa
bay railway. This operation will be con
ducted by General Louis Botha, while
General Delarey heads an invasion of Na
Kitchener* Train Attacked.
Pretoria. Jan. 26.—A train, with Lord
Kitchener and a body of troops, proceed
ing toward Mlddleburg, an armored pilot en
gine preceding, was derailed by dynamite
near Balmoral. The Boers, who were in
force, opened fire and the British replied.
Ultimately, the Boers were driven off. The
British sustained no casualties.
I. A. Caitw«'ll l-i Appointed for Anolca
Washington, Jan. 26.—The president to
day sent the following nominations of
postmaster to the senate:
Minnesota—l. S. Gerald, Bird Island; W.
Hinith, Cambridge; L. J. Hague, Elbow
Lake; Edward F. Cummer, Frazee; N. H.
Fulton, Hawley; Hattie J. Hodgson, Herman;
I P. B. Higiey, Lake Park; N. H. Danforth,
I Mora; G. E. Kirkpatrick, Runshford; T. B.
: Horton, Stewartvllle; John R. Walters,
Stephen; W. O. Joubert, Lltchfield; Nettie J.
Van Inwegen, Ortonville; I. A. Casswell,
Michigan—Hugh W. Parker, Bancroft, B.
M. Wooley, Elsie; A. S. Follansbee, Onto
nagon; J. A. Harsh, Tekonsha; A. W. Mars,
lowa—O. Z. Wellman, Arlington; E. M.
Crosswait, Earlham; William W. Belong,
Eddyville; P. M. Mosher, Ricevllle; *. J.
Jordan, Valley Junction.
Wisconsin—Charles J. Settersten,'Menekau
nee; Charles S. Dutton, Milton Junction; J.
C. Southworth, Whitehall: If. A. Lien, Black
River Falls; O. J. Babcock, Omro; R. A.
South Dakota—Arthur B. Chubbuck, Ips
North Dakota—Alice Davidson, Wahpeton.
Montana—Grace Lamont, Dillon.
WITH FLYING COLORS.
Special to The Journal.
Rochester, Minn., Jan. 26.—Arthur M.
Dresbach, county superintendent of
schools, has received from the state board
of education the prize for which he has
been working. He took the examinations
for a state professional certificate, and
has received the document with high hon
ors and standing in all branches. The ex
aminations lasted nine days and consisted
of twenty-nine subjects ia oral and writ
"One thing in connection with our ex
penditures this season which will be good
news, is the fact that we will employ
from 800 to 700 men on track work during
the entire season. There will also be a
great impetus in other branches of the
service. Our equipment will be material
ly added to, and many more of our large
cars will be put in service. It is the com
pany's intention, so far as their opera
tion is practicable, to equip all lines with
new and improved cars. We will also im
prove our power plant and do everything
possible to maintain the efficiency of the
The street railway company has made
wonderful progress in the way of improve
ments since the return of good timea.
During the past three years more than
$1,500,000 have been expended in the twin
cities in track improvement and the con
struction of new cars. A feature of the
track renewals this season will be a vast
amount of labor to secure what is known
as the continuous rail. This device con
sists in welding the ends of the rails sol
idly together, which with the heavy rails
and thorough balasting, insures a perfect
Mr. Lowry will leave for New York Sun
Senate Refuses to Take Up
EXTRA SESSION LIKELY
Postmaster-General's Paper: Says
It Cannot Be Avoided.
PLENTY OF WORK MAPPED OUT
Senator Spooner of Wisconsin Will
Speak Against the Sub- : '
From The Journal Bureau, Room 45, Pott
Washington, Jan. 26.—There will be no
legislation this session to strengthen the
gold standard. The house committee on ;
rules to-day reported against considering
the standard, unless the senate would
promise to pass it before March 4. The
communication was sent to Senator Frye,
the presiding officer of the senate, who re
plied that It was out of the question to *
think of the senate's considering the bill;
In the leading editorial to-day the Phil
adelphia ' Press, Postmaster-General
Smith's paper, says: "It'is difficult to see
how an extra session of congress can be
i avoided." It adds that if an extra ses
sion is called it will be "the price the na
tion has to pay for maintaining Petti
grew and a few "other filibustering
cranks." : :-- U':> -
Among the matters which are likely to
j make an extra session imperative, , th«
i Press notes the following: Legislation for
! the Philippines, ratification of the Cuban
i constitution, the subsidy bill, the bill to ;
strengthen the gokl standard, legislation
growing out of England's action on the
Hay-Pauncefote treaty as a part of which
is the Nicaragua canal, and the abroga
tion of ; the Clayton-Bulwer treaty. \
Closing its editorial, the Press says: -
There is one important duty which the sen
ate should perform above all others at an ex
! tra session, and that, is to adopt rules to
i make It impossible in the future for a small
minority in that body to veto legislation and
repeat the shameful performance that is now
going, on at this session. This alone would
Justify an extra session, and the nation would
. save money if that result were accomplished.
It is evident that if an extra session should
be called there would be ample Justification
for \t. .The one held at the beginning of this
1 administration proved a good thing for the
nation. Another at this tune would '; prov* •
equally beneficent. '. . / ,'. . ,
The foregoing words from the personal
organ of a member of the McKlnley cabi- ]
net would seem to indicate that an extra
session is very likely to be called. ■ If
called it will be immediately after the ad
journment of the present body, March 4.
: Senator Spooner of Wisconsin Is prepar
ing a speech against the subsidy bill,
which he will make to the senate soon. It
has ' been known some time that *' Spoonsr
was against the bill, but not that be pro
posed attacking it -actively. .-.-,■ '■-■'
After an hour's hard fight this after
noon in the house, Mr. Tawney, by a mar- •■
gin of only one vote, lost his proposition
to amend the pending postofflce ; bill jby \
incorporating into it the scheme for a
reclasslflcation of railway mail \ clerks.
This . has been. for two congresses • one of
Tawney's pet measures.-
Senator: Hansbrough, by unanimous con
sent, passed ;. through the senate I to-day the ■
bill providing for the Fargo bridge. ! The
bill has passed the house and now goes to
the president.- It is understood that the "
bridge is for the Soo road. r
The subcommittee 1^ on ■ territories'to-day
decided to report - favorably :"the : bill ex
tending ' the election laws < to Alaska and )
providing for a delegate to congress;. Rep
resentative , Spalding ;of North ;■ Dakota, a .
member of the subcommittee, thinks ? th»
bill will become a law at this session.
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