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THE MINNEAPOLIS J^WUNTAL.
PRICE TWO CENTS.
TO AVOID AN
Senate Republicans Map Out
SUBSIDY BILL THE KEY
That Out of the Way, Important
Bills Will Be Passed.
SPOONER BILL TO BE A RIDER
That Will Leave Only the Cuban
ttueation an a Reason fur an
Mew York Sun Spmolml Sarvlom
Washington, Jan. 31.—Republican sena
tors, who appreciate the necessity of car
rying out President McKinley's recom
mendations for Philippine legislation at
the present session, have had a confer
ence, and they have mapped out a plan by
which It is hoped that all important pend
ing legislation can be passed before
March 4. They think that If this is done
an extra session of the Fifty-seventh con
gress will be unnecessary, unless it is
called for the express purpose of consider
ing the Cuban question.
The success of the new program, which
provides for attaching the Spooner Philip
pines bill as a rider to one of the appro
priation bills, perhaps the army appro
priation bill, depends first of all upon the
passage of the ship subsidy measure,
which is now the unfinished business and
will continue to be until disposed of.
The program of keeping the subsidy bill
constantly before the senate to the ex
clusion of all other matters excepting
"morning business" has already been
started. Various senators, who have
agreed to ne on guard continually, ob
jected to the discussion or consideration of
outside questions, no matter by whom
proposed, and unanimous consent will
hereafter be required to displace the sub
sidy bill, even for a moment.
It is the intention of the republican
senators to keep the subsidy bill ahead of
all other measures, so that if the demo
crats and populists decide to filibuster
against it ttoey will be responsible for-pre
venting action upon the appropriation
bills, the war tax reduction measure and
other important questions, thus forcing an
extra session of congress.
The democrats are divided on the policy
as to the shipping bill. Some think it
should be fought to the bitter end, even if
it is necessary to resort to filibustering.
Others say the republicans should be per
mitted to pass the bill and take responsi
bility for it before the country.
TAX BUCKET SHOPS
They Are to Be Inspected by Inter-
nal Revenue Officers.
PROVISION IN REVENUE BILL
Actual Sales of Grain Are Exempted
From the Tax—Rebate
Special to The Journal.
Washington, Jan. 31. —The senate
finance committee has agreed on the de
tails of the section of the war revenue
reduction bill providing for the taxation
of bucket shops.
These concerns are to be placed under
the supervision of the internal revenue
department, whose agents will visit them
periodically for inspection. Proprietors
are required *o keep books showing the
name of each buyer, the date of the trans
action, the amount involved, etc., which
are to be open to revenue officers.
But the sensational feature is that
bucket shops are to be taxed heavily. On
each ?100 of sales of merchandise, a tax
of |1 Is to be levied, and on each $100
of sales of stocks or bonds a tax of $2. A
general brokers' tax is to be levied on
bucket shops also.
Through the inspections the amount of
taxes due will be learned.
The finance committee has finally agreed
regarding the phraseology of the section
to exempt legitimate sales of grain, etc.
The wording of the essential part of the
That lales of produce for actual delivery
while the said products are in vessel, boat or
car in actual course of transportation ehal!
be exempt from taxation under this act.
Senator Hansbrough of North Dakota,
who is the only representative on the
finance committee from the great spring
wheat belt of the Red river valley and
the Dakota*,, is greatly pleased over the
action of the committee. He has stood for
these things from the first. The sections
as finally agreed to meet his views ex
A rebate provision relating to tobacco
has been added to the bill. Another new
section authorizes the secretary of the
treasury to appoint a competent person
to secure the enforcement of the tax Im
posed upon legacies.
The law relating to the tax on bills of
exchange is amended so as to provide that
bills of exchange or letters of credit shall
pay 2 cents tor every $100 if drawn in sets
of two or more. 1 cent for every $100.
Walter Lehmlcke Dies by ; His Own
Hand at Hot Spring*. .
Special to The Journal.
Stillwater, Minn., Jan. 31. —A telegram
from Hot Springs, Ark., says that Walter
Lehmicke of that city, for many years a
resident of Washington county, committed
suicide. No particulars are known here.
Mr. Lehmlcke was a son of the late Judge
Lehmicke, and was register of deeds of
Washington county for several years. He
was about 46 years of age and single.
Some eight years ago he went south to
represent extensive financial interests.
The remains will probably be brought to
StHlwater tor .burial.
City Attorney N'ethaway has perfected
an appeal to the supreme court of the
case brought in Hennepin county by the
elty of Stiliwater to compel the inter
urban car people to extend their line to
South Stiliwater according to the terms
of their franchise.
DETROIT STREET CAR SYNDICATE.
New York, Jan. 31.—Henry A. Everett of
Cleveland Is at the head ot a syndicate which
has purchased tht street railway system of
Detroit, of which R. T. Wilson of this city
was th« principal owner. The formal trans
fer of the property is understood to have
been made yesterday. Mr. Everett says the
company Is capitalized at 123,500,000
Report That Andries Wessels
BY GEN. DE WET'S ORDER
He Is Not the Wessels Who Visited
the Twin Cities.
DE WET INVADES CAPE COLONY
Boer General la Reported to Be
Leading a Fairly Strong
Cape Town, Jan. 31. —The commissioner
at Kroonstadt reports that Andries Wes
sels, one of the peace envoys, was shot at
Klipfontein Jan. 28, by an order of General
The Boer attack on the Boksburg mines
resulted in damage amounting to £300,000.
Morgan Daal who was another of the two
Boer f^eace envoys, and who accompanied
Andries Wessels, was shot near Lindley,
Lord Kitchener reported from Pretoria,
Jan. 18, that three agents of the Boer
peace commission were taken as prisoners
to General De Wet's laager, near Lind
ley, Jan. 10, and that one, who was a sub
ject, was flogged and then shot. The
other two. burghers, were flogged by Gen
eral De Wet's orders.
The identity ->f the Andries Wessels. re
"ported to have been shot by General De
Wet at Klipfontein, Jan. 28, cannot be
definitely established. But Lord Roberts
reported that General Methuen had cap
tured the commander of De Wet's scouts,
two other prisoners and Andeles Wessels,
the head of the Afrikander bund. It is
possible that Andries Wessels and Andeles
Wessels are the same.
The Boer peace envoy who visited the
Twin Cities last June was Cornelius H.
Wessels, and a secretary of the envoys
was Piet Louter Wessels.
CAX'T REACH DE WET
HU Force ( ruom-il the BloeiuConteln-
London, Jan. 3!.—General Kitchener,
telegraphing from Pretoria under date of
De Wet's force crossed the Bloemfontein-
Ladybrand Hue, near Israelspoort, during the
night of Jan. SO. Hamilton's men at the
waterworks were unable to get In touch with
French, with cavalry and mounted infantry,
is sweeping the country east of the Pretoria-
Johannesburg railroad, between the Delagoa
Bay and Natal railroads, as far as Ermilo.
He engaged about 2,000 of the enemy at Wilge
valley. The enemy retired with four killed
and nine wounded. Our casualties were one
killed and seven wounded.
Knox reports that he engaged De Wet's
force south of Welcome, Jan. 29. There was
continuous fighting for some hours. Five
Beers were buried. They removed many of.
their casualties ia carts. Our casualties were
one officer and one man killed and thirteen
IXVADES THE CAPE
De Wet Reported to Have a Fairly
London, Jan. 31.—"1t is reported unoffi
cially," says the Cape Town correspondent
of the Daily Mail, "that General De Wet
has entered Cape Colony with a fairly
Citizens us Sentries.
Cape Town, Jan. 31.-The town guard will
soon be employed In doing sentry duty at
the magazines. The military authorities'will
probably further avail themselves cf citizens'
services in this direction, thus relieving regu
lars, who can then be sent to thp front
Some of the residents of Murraysburg have
been fined £100, with the alternative of six
months' imprisonment, for using threatening
aud seditious language.
Please* the Boers.
London. Jan. 31.—Sir Henry D. Wolff form
erly British minister at Madrid, writes to the
press that it would be difficult to exagger
ate the importance of the proclamation of
King Edward as "supreme lord of and over
the Transvaal." It recorntzpg the entity of
the Transvaal, keeping it as a separate con
stituent of the empire and placing its laws,
customs, traditions and religion under the
supreme separate rule and protection of the
The pro-Boer papers have already com
mented upon the title approvingly, because it
leaves the way open for a settlement, enabl
ing the Boers to enjoy autonomy as a vassal
GRADED BARBER SHOPS
Some Recommendations by the Bar-
bers' State Board.
The barbers' state board of examiners,
in a biennial report to the secretary of
state to-day, recommended a change in
the law requiring an annual fee of $1 from
each barber in return for a license card
good for one year; also that rules be laid
down for the conduct of shops, all shops
complying with these rii^s to be termed
shops" will be governed by etill more
, Staples a Dairy Inspector.
George H. Staples, of West St. Paul, Da
kota county, has been apopiuted an inspector
under the state dairy and food commissioner.
He is a brother of C. F. Staples, of the rail
road and warehouse commission.
Normal School Board.
The state normal school haas, adopted a
resolution for a three years' course for
teachers of rural schools. The board recom
mended legislation permitting the state su
perintendent to accape normal school certifi- J
cates as credits in state examinations. .The
members heartily indorsed the Laybourn bill,
creating a Bpecial tax levy for normal
Coal Dealer)* of Three States Trying
to I nfte.
Representative coal dealers from Min
nesota, North and South Dakota and lowa
were In session at the West Hotel to-day
discussing the advisability of organizing
a northwestern coal dealers' association.
This move was under discussion at the
recent meeting of the Northwestern Lum
bermen's association. At that time A.
Hollister of Manchester, lowa, was
elected chairman of an informal meeting
held at the close of the lumbermen's con
vention. e-H was authorized to appoint
a committee to report on ways and means
and constitution and by-laws at some fu
The present gathering Is the result of a
call issued recently to 150 prominent coal
dealers. Discussion hinges mainly on the
fact that lowa and Nebraska have an as
sociation and the proposed northwestern
association would cut in on that territory.
Baltimore, Jan. 31.—Seventy-five or more
animals of all descriptions, confined in cages
at Frank C. Bostock's "zoo," which was in
winter quarters In the old Cyclorama build
ing in this city, were roasted or burned to
death last night. Mr. Bostwiek estimates his
locs on animals at about $400,000. The budd
ing could probably be duplicated for fto,ooo
THURSDAY EVENING, JANUARY 31, 1901.
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WITH DE WET ADVANCING INTO CAPE COLONY
JOHNNY BULL 18 LIKELY TO GET INTO "DE WET."
FOR QUEEN'S BURIAL
Official Order for the Procession Is
FROM OSBORNE HOUSE TO COWES
Gun Carriage With the Coffin •Will
Be Followed by Roynl Family,.' ■',?'■
•■ -Household and Tenants.
London, Jan. 31.—The following is the
official order of the procession from Os
borne to Cowles;
At 1:45 p. m. the coffin will be borne from
Osborne House by her majesty's Highlanders
and will be placed on a gun carriage.
The queen's company of the Grenadier
Guard.s with the queen's color will be drawn
up facing the entrance, will present arms
and will then wheel about and open outwards,
forming a double rank through which the
gun carriage will pass. This escort will
march on either side of the coffin, outside of
The households of her late majesty and of
King Edward and of Queen Alexandra and of
the other members of the royal family will be
formed up in the space outside the entrance
and will follow in the procession after the
members of the royal family.
Massed bands will be formed upon the car
riage drive and will move off as soon as the
gun carriage reaches the carriage drive. The
military officers, royal servants and tenants
of the Osborne estate, will be formed up,
eight abreast, In the carriage drive.
Ths queen's pipers will take their plac* im
mediately in front of the gun carriage and
will play from the house to the queen's gate.
The procession will then move off in the
Mounted grooms; the deputy assistant adju
tant general of the southern district; a de
tachment of the Hampshire carbineers; the
lieutenant governor of the Isle of Wight and
staff of the southern district; the staff of
the commander-in-chief at Portsmouth; the
general commanding the southern district;
the naval Commander-in-chief; massed bands
and drums of the Royal Marine artillery,
and of the Royal Marine light infantry, who
will commence playing a funeral march as
soon as they pass out of the queen's gate;
queen's Highlanders; queens pipers; gun
carriage, drawn by eight horses and preceded
and followed by her late majesty's equerries
and aides-de-camp, escorted by the queen's
company of grenadier guards, with
■ the coffin; King Edward, Emperor Wiliam;
I the duke of Connaught, the Crown Prince
; of Germany, Prince Henry of Prussia, Prince
| Christian of Schleswig-Holstein, the Duke of
| Saxe-Qoburg and Gotha, Prince of Con
naught, Prince Charles of Denmark, Prince
Louis of Battenberg. Queen Alexandra, the
Duchess of York, the Duebess of Saxe-Co
burg and Gotha, Princess Christian of
Schleswig-Holstein, Princess Louise. Princess
Beatrice, the Duchess of Connaught, the
Duchess of Albany, Princess Victoria of
Wales, Print-ess Charles of Denmark, her
late majesty's ladies in waiting, her. late
majesty's household, household of the king,
household of the queen, household of Em
peror William, household of the royal family,
military officers, eight abreast; royal serv
ants and tenants.
Lined With Troop*.
Prom the gateway to the pier the roadway
will be lined with troops in close order. The
troops will remain in position until the min
ute guns from the fleet commence to fire.
On the gun carriage being drawn up at the
pier, the coffin will be removed from the gun
carriage to the royal yacht Alberta by seamen
from the royal yachts, in full dress, with red
striped overalls. The troops will be in review
order, with rolled great-coats, haversacks and
Carriage for the Coffin.
The saloon carriage in which it is in
tended to convey the coffin to Victoria
station has arrived at Portsmouth. The
Interior is lined with white silk., with
broad purple stripes extending vertically
from the roof to the floor which is car
peted with grey felt. The bier stands in
the center of the carriage, completely en
shrouded with purple.-
CIGAR FACTORY EXPLOSION
Several Reported Killed and >lun>
Xew York, Jan. 31.—1n an explosion this
afternoon in a cigar factory at Thirty
second street and First avenue, several
persons are reported killed and many in
Joseph Speidler, a private fireman, was
pulled from under a mass of brick and
debris, cut terribly about the body and
burned. He probablyl will dlde. Another
fireman received many burns and lacera
tions and will die.
Four women and eighteen men, treated
for bruises and slight burns, were able to
j Move to Name One of the
I ■ New War Vessels.
They Will Probably Let the Subsidy
Bill Come to a V0te.....
PUT THE REPUBLICANS ON RECORD
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Friction Between Senator* and Rep
resentatives Over , Ami) •
From 7Ti« Journal Bureau, .Room 48, JPomt
Washington, Jan. 31.—Senator Clapp
and Representative Stevens made a for
mal request of Secretary Long that one
of the new battleships authorized. in the
naval appropriation bill of this session
be named Minnesota. Both gentlemen
stated 'reasons, why Minnesota,; Jis en
titled to the honor and strongly urged the
secretary to grant their request.
Secretary Long told them that many ap- !
plications were on file from officials of!
other states, who want similar honors for
their states, but ;no action will be taken
for some time. He told Senator, Clapp
and Representative Stevens to file , a for
mal application in writing in his depart
ment. He also suggested that state offi
cers join with the congressional delega- i
tion and present Minnesota's claims in
writing. A strong effort will be made to
I secure the honor for the state. '•...
Representative Stevens also presented
Senator Clapp to the president, who wel
comed him to Washington. While they
were with Mr. McKinley. the question
of army appointments was brought up, ;
but the ; president said he was not ready i
to consider them yet. He will not take up
these appointments until after he signs
the reorganization bill. • - ; ...
It is said again to-day that : President
McKinley still has the name of Senator
: Spooner ' of Wisconsin, under advisement
! for the position of Attorney General of
the United States. Mr. Spooner, it is
understood, ; was 5 offered the place some
: time ago and declined it, saying he felt j
; he ought to retire to private life and.be
gin the acquisition, of a competency. Mr.
: McKinley, however, is ' said not to have
abandoned hope that Senator Spooner will
ultimately yield .-. and come • into the
A caucus of democratic senators will
probably be held soon for the purpose of
deciding what shall be done regarding the
subsidy Mil. So far the general demo
cratic policy has been one of delay, while
Senator* Pettigrew has gone further than
this by adopting tactics which closely re
semble a filibuster.
It now turns out there is danger that
the democrats and Pettigrew may be made
the unwilling tools of numerous republi
cans who are secretly opposed to the bill,
but who mast vote for it should the voting
stage be reached. These republicans have
been hiding behind the Petttgrew filibuster
and the general policy of the democratic
opposition, hoping that the bill would be
talked to death before reaching a vote.
The democrats have at last found out what
is afoot and their caucus will be for the
purpose of declaring a definite policy of
"smokiag out" the republicans.
It is understood that the leading demo
crats bold that under all the circumstances
the republicans should go on record on the
subsidy bill. Pettigrew now feels the same
way about it, and he Is preparing to with-1
draw his filibuster to that extent. Should
this be the caucus plan the bill will reach
a vote within a week or ten days and re
publicans who have been hiding behind
the democrats must come out Into the open
and declare themselves.
Information upon which this story is
based comes from Pettigrew, who may now
be expected, should the caucus so decide,
to conform to any plan which will put the
republicans on record. It is claimed by
the democrats that a roll call on the bill
showing the republicans solidly for it
would be of more value in the next cam
paign than the defeat of the bill by fili
There is a possibility of more or less fric
tion between senators and representatives
from Minnesota over the control of the
twenty appointments, which will fall to
the state under the new army reorganiza
tion bill. If friction comes it will be due
to a desire of the senators to ignore the
house members and themselves fill the
Pritti- to the war with Spain it was the
policy of each successive administration
to give the representatives an equal share
with the senators in suggesting appoint
ments of this kind, but President Mc-
Kinley, in his desire to avoid a contro
versy with the senate, which is the con
firming power, announced when the Span
ish war came on and there were many
army appointments*to be made, that the
senators would be permitted to control
them to the exclusion of house members.
There was a vigorous protest, of course,
but it was unavailing. The probability,
however, that the apointments under the
new bill are also to be controlled by the
senators from the several states and will
no doubt renew the controversy, and in
some states may lead to much ill feeling.
On the theory that the house members
were to have a fair share in the matter,
people from Minnesota have been writing
letters to their representatives in the
house for weeks, presenting the names of
applicants for the twenty places. Some
idea of the number of these letters may
be had when It is stated that Congress
man Fletcher had a dozen such applica
tions in one day this week.
It is not definitely known what stand
the. Minnesota senators will take regard
ing these appointments, but the house
members propose to ask them to declare
themselves as early as possible, and to
this end there is soon to be a confer
ence, at which the matter will be brought
up for discussion.
Senator Nelson has been very busy all
winter with matters of important legisla
tion and is believed to have given the ap
pointment of army officers from Minne
sota under the new bill little or no at
Senator Clapp is so new, in Washington
that it Is safe to say he has not yet
reached any conclusions.
The established precedent, however, is
all in favor of the two senators filling
the twenty places.and should this policy be
adopted tby them, it will be useless for
the people in the state who are after ap
pointments to bother the representatives
This friction between the senators and
representatives, as is already known, has
shown itself ia the matter of a bill to
provide for an additional federal judge for
Minnesota. This office, if existing prece
dents are followed, will be filled by sena
torial nomination, the house representa
tion being ignored, but inasmuch as the
bill must go through the house before it
can become a law, the house members
have demanded a show-down, and will
insist, as a necessary preliminary to the
passage of the bill through the house,
a promise from the senators that they
shall "sit in" when it comes time to make
It will not be understood from this
article that there has been any disturb
ance of the uniformly pleasant relations
existing between the Minnesota members
in both houses. It is barely possible that
should the senators in the end conclude
to follow the lead of their colleagues in
other states and name the army appoin
tees, the house will not feel warranted
in maTung any fuss, but that there is
under cover some little disposition in
the house to resent the senatorial ten
dency to "hog" all appointments of this
kind there can be no question.
Senator McCumber to-day presented
amendments to the ship subsidy bill. One
provides for the payment of a bounty of
2 cents a ton on cargo actually carried, in
stead of % cent a ton. Another provides
for the payment of a bounty to vessels of
twelve knots' speed, and the third pro
vides that if vessels on the Pacific are
found to earn more than 30 per cent of
the total bounty, they shall then be paid
a proportionate share of the total that
the Pacific ocean trade bears to the trade
of the two oceans.
"There will be no extra session of con
gress," said Senator Hansbrough to me
to-day. He continued:
A few days ago au extra session teemed
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Famous Cape Nome Receivership Contest
Is Reported to Have Been Set-
teld Out of Court.
All the Charges Will Be Dropped and
There Will Be No Grounds for
San Francisco, Jan. 31.—The Chronicle
says a complete settlement has been
reached out of court between Alexander
MeKenzie and the defendants in the suits
over the mines for which McKenzie was
appointed receiver by United States Judge
A. H. Noyes in the district of Alaska, in
which property valued at over $10,000,000
By this settlement, the Chronicle states,
all the rights to the famous Anvil and
Dexter Creek mines are vested in the Pio
neer Mining company. This property in
cludes the Discovery claim, which has
produced more than a million dollars
worth of dust.
Litigation in what are known as the
Chippe cases is at an end. This includes
suits brought recently in the superior
court of San Francisco for sums amount
ing to $430,000 by Lindeberg, Lindblom
and Bryntson against McKenzie for dam
ages which they claim to have sustained
by his action while receiver.
All the charges made before the attor
ney general and the president of the
United States will be dropped and with
drawn; there will be no grounds tor the
proposed congressional investigation.
NOT KNOWN IN WASHINGTON
The Department of Justice Hum Not
Heard of Settlement.
Special to The Journal.
Washington, Jan. 31.—Senators Hans
brough and Carter and the department of
Justice knew nothing of the settlement of
the Noyes-McKenzie case in San Fran
cisco until word was given them through
The Journal mureau. Hansbrough
and Carter were visibly pleased, but they
aaldthey had nothing to say at present.
The department of justice may not have
any word for several days.
REVENGE THROUGH BRYAN
Judge Noyea' Private Secretary
Makea Sensational Statement.
A. K. Wheeler, private secretary to
Judge Arthur H. Noyes of Minneapolis
who returned Tuesday from Washington
almost certain, but a careful study of the sit
uation has resulted in the opinion that Presi
dent McKinley is clothed with full power in
the Philippines and Cuba, and that there is
nothing^congress can do to aid him.
Further, it is now my opinion that the ship
subsidy bill will pass both houses and be
come a law before March 4. Amendments al
ready made and others to be made will render
the bill in the main satisfactory to all inter
ests. The democratic senators, 1 feel sure,
will not oppose the bill to the extent of fili
bustering. They will make speeches against
it, but that is all. The bill will be reached
for final passage In ample time to permit ac
tion by the house.
It is true that the Taft commission has ur
gently requested the passage of the Spooner
bill and the president has sent that request
to congress with his indorsement. A careful
reading of law already on the statute books,
however, has convinced the leading men in
Washington that the Spooner bill does not in
crease the authority the president already
possesses; it is merely confirmatory of it.
The Taft commission, under the president's
direction, is busy establishing municipal gov
ernment in the island, and this work will be
permanent, no matter what becomes of the
present military rule there.
In regard to Cuba it has be endecided that
(here is nothing congress can do which will
facilitate the work of giving the people consti
tutional government. The president has full
authority there also.
The democratic senators. I learn from
other sources, have been quieted through
a plan which came to the surface on the
republican side yesterday, when one after
another, in quick succession, objection was
made to unanimous consent when demo
cratic senators were trying to bring up
their purely local bills for passage. Such
a policy of retaliation oa-.the part of the
ship subsidy republicans was unexpected
and resulted in a call for a democratic
The senate steering committee, after a
conference with Representatives Grput and
Tawney, has agreed to fix a day when the
Grout bill may be brought up for. debate.
The friends of the bill believe that if they
can only get their case before the senate
in debate opposition will be quited and
its passage will be assured.
—W. \V. Jermane.
Washington Small Talk.
Representative Spaldtng has recommended
the establishment of rural free delivery ser
vice at Buxton, Trail county, N. D.
Postmasters appointed to-day: Montana—
Ridge, Custer county, Cinthia Jane Beltz.
Wisconsin—Chili, Clark county, Sylvester D.
Fraser; Maple Valley, Oconto bounty, Harry
The house has passed the senate bill ex
tending the time for commencing the eorv
atruction of a bridge across the Missouri river
at Oacoma, S. D., to 1903, and for ita comple
tion to 1906.
Cass Gilbert makes frequent trips to Wash
ington nowadays to consult the supervising
architect about the construction of the new
custom house at New York. Gilbert's Job as
architect and superintendent of this building
will keep him busy for a year or two.
Villiam E. Lee, former speaker of the
house of representatives, reached Washing
ton to -day with the electoral vote of Minne
sota, which he delivered to President pro tern.
Frye. North Dakota and Idaho are the only
states whose messengers have not brought
their electoral votes.
The public building bill introduced by
Chairman Mercer yesterday make no pro
vision for completing the addition to the Min
neapolis federal building. The treasury de
partment recommended the appropriation of
$25,(m'iO for that purpose. Representative
Fletcher will go before the committee to
morrow to have the item inserted and he has
no doubt that he will succeed.
Michigan Has Oldest. Woman
New York, Jan, 31.—After searching six months for the oldest persons ia th«
world, the committee on vital statistics of the Hundred Year Club of this city has
prepared c report which shows that the oldest man is Izai Rodofsty, of Moscow, Rus
sia, who is in his 136 th year, and the oldest woman, Mrs. Nancy Hollaaeld, of Battle
Creek, Mich., who is 117.
Rodofsty's father died at 120 years. Rodofsty's sight is good, but his hearing ia
poor. He was never ill. uses liquor, but has never used tobacco.
Dr. Wood, of the Battle Creek (Mich.) Sanitarium, reports that Mrs. Holliflel*
has lived a temperate, simple life, doios housework for years.
FIGHT IS ENDED
was greatly pleased upon learning of th«
turn of affairs. Mr. Wheeler had re- ■
ceived private information more than a
week ago that a satisfactory settlement
was in eight. As to the terms he is
completely in the dark. He is inclined to i
think that there was no real settlement \
and that those pushing proceedings j
against the receiver and Judge Noyes
simply concluded to drop a fruitless prose-*
cution and stand from under.
At the same time, Mr. Wheeler could not 1
understand just why the charge of con- 1
tempt against McKenzie—something en- *
tirely apart from the petition for Judge 1
Noyes' removal—should have been i
dropped, or how it could have been with- 1
drawn, it having been entirely a matter j
between the court and the receiver. Said
Those familiar with the case will not b» at
all surprised. The settlement is, of course, a i
cauie for great congratulation among tha J
friends of Judge Noyes. He has stood gamely ]
by his guns during this whole trying affair. |
confident that he would emerge with uncloud- ' *
ed reputation. The vindication appears to 5
have been very complete. All of the charge* 1
were trumped up against him; in fact, no '
specific charge was ever preferred against the j
judge. In a general way, mostly through th« !
uewepapers, he was accused of bribery, cor- ]
ruption and malfeasance in office, but no on» '
ever had the courage to put those allegations
into writing and thus bring on an official in
vestigation. The moving parties were con
tent to flood the authorities with newspaper
clippings, lv hopes that through such agita
tion they could bring about Judge Noyes' re
moval. They wanted a judge whom they
could handle, and he refused to be whipped i
into line. They manufactured falsehoods ,
with which to blacken and besmirch his char
acter. They were vindictive and were content
temporarily to embarrass him by damaging
his reputation throughout the country. It was
enough for them to succeed in publishing
broadcast the statement that he had proved
himself to be elected I believe that C. B.
Lane was chiefly instrumental in making
trouble for Judge Noyes, because he expected
Bryan would be elected. Lane was an ardent
supporter of Bryan, having contributed |<©.
-000 to his campaign fund. With Bryan-praal
dent, he figured it would be an easy thing to
secure Noyes' removal on any trumped-up
charge of corrupt practice. Judge Noyes is
still at Nome. McKenzie, who is in San
Francisco, will probably go back to Nome,
and report to the court.
MAY THE REBELS WIN
Pettigrew Expresses the Hope in an
Address in the Senate.
ATTACK ON THE ADMINISTRATION
On Motion of Frye the Army Report
Displaces the Ship Sub- '
sidy Measure. ,
Washington. Jan. 31.—The senate to-dar
resumed consideration of the conference re
port on the army reorganization bill and
"Mr. Pettigrew asserted that the full rec
ords would show that the battle of Feb 4
was ordered from Washington and h«
charged tha.t only such facts were given to
the public as suited the purpose of the
party in power. Although the instruc
tions to the Paris commission had been
sent to the senate in secret, the president
had quoted copiously from them in his Hit
ter of acceptance, omitting such portions
as did not suit his purpose. "And yet," he
I said, "the senate refuses to make the docu
-1 ment public." General Mac Arthur's report
had been suppressed for partizan purposes
and the reports of the Taft commissioa
were colored on orders from Washington t*
j fit the emergency.
The Filipinos are not enemies of the
United States and he hoped they would be
successful in their contest for liberty.
"I hope the day will never come," h*
said, "when I shall cease to sympathize
with a people struggling for liberty, no
matter where they are."
Mr. Pettigrew took special exception to
the. provision in the bill authorizing the
enlistment of Filipinos.
Mr. Pettigrew had read a letter from
Tomas Mascardo. a military governor of
one of the Philippine provinces, in which
it was charged that severer torments had
been inflicted upon the Filipinos by the
American troops than the Spaniards had
ever been guilty of. "Robbery, pillage,
violation and murder," the letter said, "are
the first proofs of protection we receive
when the American soldiers enter a Fili
pino community." The writer character
ized General Otis as the "blind instrument
of the ambitious McKinley."
Mr. Pettigrew said he would not cite this
letter if the charges in it were not con
firmed by letters from American soldiers.
He believed these barbarities were prac
ticed by the Macabebes, of whom it is noir
intended to enlist 10,000.
At 2 o'clock Mr. Frye moved that the
senate continue consideration of the army
bill conference report. He thought the
army bill was the most important matter
before congress. This displaced the ship
INDIAN UPRISING OVER.
Henrietta, I. T., Jan. 31.—Peace among the
warring Creeks has apparently been reached,
and ail that remains to be done is to give
Chit to Harjo, the chief Snake, who has caused
all the trouble, a preliminary hearing and
send him to Muskogee for trial for treason.
In the meantime a few more of the minor
leaders will be arrested, and the troop of
cavalry, under Lieutenant Dixon ■wiH probably
remain here a few days longer, until the Ust
vestige of the uprising has passed.