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SOONERS MUST WAIT
Opening of tb.3 Indian Reservation
in Oklahoma Delayed.
THEY ARE GATHERING ALREADY
Tract Includes 8,000,000 Acreu—
Counties Will Start
Maw York Sun Spaolal Smrvfom
Washington, Jan. 31.—There seems to be
great excitement down in Oklahoma over
the expected opening of the Comanche,
Kiowa and Apache reservations to settle
ment and the Interior department is in
formed that large committees of "soon
ers" have already gathered on its borders
ready to rush in the moment the flag
drops; but they will have to wait a long
time. Congress recently passed an act ex
tending the time for making allotments of
land to the Indians for eight months from
Dec. 6, 1900, which will make the limit
Aug. 6. 1901, and after that at least six
months must elapse before the government
Is ready to open the land to settlers.
This land is in the extreme southern
part of Oklahoma Territory, on the
borders of Texas and Includes about 3,000,
--000 acres. There are 2.900 or 3,800 Indians
upon the reservation, who are to receive
160 acres of land each, and 480,000 acres of
grazing lands are to be reserved for their
common use. The remainder of the res
ervation will be offered to the public
tinder the general land laws, and any
citizens who have not already taken ad
vantage of the homestead act can locate
160 acres, either by paying $125 per acre
or by living on it five or seven years and
making the ordinary improvements. Hon
orably discharged soldiders and sailors
may make their locations by proxy, and
the time of their service in the army will
toe deducted from the time required to
J>rove up their claims.
All the counties will be laid out and
«t every county seat 320 acres will be re
fcerved for public purposes, and the re
mainder of the land will be divided into
lots in advance, with the necessary streets,
parks and school reservations. These lots
■will be sold at auction and the money will
toe used for a courthouse, a schoolnouse
and new roads and bridges. The county
officers will be appointed in advance by
the secretary of the interior.
McKIM.EV WAXTS SPOOXEK
But the Senator Does Xot (are to Be
Washington, Jan. 31. —President Mc-
Kinley still has the name of Senator
Spooner under advisement as a possible
successor of Attorney-General Griggs.
The president hopes that Senator Spooner
■will accept the place, although he is
Birongly disinclined to do so.
William Wirt Howe of New Orleans is
■lso under consideration.
For Public BnlldiiiK'M.
Washington, Jan. 31.—Representative Mer
cer of Nebraika. chairman of the commit
tee on public- buildings and grounds, has in
troduced an omnibus bill increasing the limit
cf cost o' public buildings in various parts
«tf the country. It carries about $1,500,000.
Among the increases are the following:
Aberdeen, S. D., from $87,000 to $100 000-
Butte, Mont.. $200,000 to $225,C00; Eau Claire'
Wis., $5(i,0U0 to $100,00; Creston, lowa $50,000
to $100,000: Fergus Falls, Minn., $75 000 to
$100,000; Helena, Mont., $300,000 to $325,0;
Janesville, Wis., $50,000 to $75,000; St. Cloud,
Minn., $50,000 to $88,000; St. Paul Minn
$1,050,000 to $1,100,000; Seattle. Wash $300
--©OO to $660,000; limit of cost of site, $150,000;
Oskaloosa. lowa, $50,000 to $66,000.
■Washington, Jan. 31.— Pensions granted:
Minnesota—Richard Buchards. Wltoka.
lowa—Andrew J. Kingery, Stuart, $6: John
Grutchek, Humboldt, $8; Alexander M. Bry
«on, deceased, lowa Falls, $10; John Storm,
Preston, $14; Ellen M. Lumsden, Davenport,
$8; Cartha H. Bryson, lowa Falls, $8.
Wisconsin—William E. Satterfleld, National
Home, Milwaukee, $6; John Gillhover, Na
tional Home, Milwaukee, $12; August Mit
tlestadt, Princeton, $17; Thomas Coleman,
National Home, Milwaukee, $10; Harvey L.
Johnson, Omro, $8; John Phillips, Racine,
$12; Sophia R. Kakuschki, Jefferson, $8; Er
nestine Krettlow, Milwaukee, $8; Johanne H.
Berhardt, Milwaukee, $8.
South Dakota—Clark Lindsey, Lake Pres
j ton, $10.
Secretary Long has written to the house
committee that he knows of no hazing at
Annapolis and that an investigation would
interrupt work at the academy.
The ways and means committee will report
favorably bills extending the privilege of
immediate transportation in bond to Milwau
kee, Everett, Waßh., and Honolulu, Hawaii,
and making Douglass, Ariz., a subport of
The house, late yesterday, struck out the
amendment to the agricultural bill provid
ing that no money should be paid to the
Utah agricultural college until the secretary
cf agriculture was satisfied that no trustee
•r teacher in the institution practiced po
lygamy. Mr. Landis said one of the trustees
bad seven wives.
! The industrial commission has requested
the presence in Washington, on Feb 7 of
B. Prom, of Milton, X. D., to give testimony
before it concerning the alleged elevator
combination and the transportation of grain
In the northwest. William Budge of Grand
• Forks is also asked to enlighten the com
■lission on the same topic, Feb. 16.
MISS GOULD'S LATEST GIFT
i !*\ M. C. A. Building at the Brooklyn
ffeui Tork Sun Speoial Service
New York. Jan. 31.—Miss Helen Gould
lias given $100,000 for the land, build
ing, and complete endowment of a Young
Men's Christian Association building for
; the Brooklyn Xavy Yard sailors and ma
WHITNEY GETS HAMBURG
■ Daly'* Famous Home Is Sold for
A»u> Tork Sun Special Servteo
New York, Jan. 31.— W. G. Whitney
•Was not at the Marcus Daly sale last night
at Madison Square Garden, but he goi
the star of the list, Hamburg, for $60,000.
The general opinion was that Hamburg
was sold somewhat under his value.
Wilkesbarre, Pa., Jan. 31.—A small keg or
dynamite exploded to-day in the Fenwood
mine at Pittston, owned by the Erie Railway
company. Joseph Santini had an arm blown
off and an eye destroyed and the skull of
Anthony Santini was fractured. Both m°'i
■will probably die.
-Grape-Nuts Turned Into Bis
The duties of an architect are so multi
tudinous, looking after the thousand and
one details required in the construction of
large buildings, that many of them suffer
from the constant mental application 1 and
require the best of food to keep up their
•work.' The chief' draughtsman in the of
fice of R. T. Newberry, Architect, at 1227
•New York Life Building, . Chicago iby
same, Henry C. Hengels, says:,
"After nine months' constant application
oin the preparation of the necessary plans
and details for the large hotel known as
the Post Tavern and the Post Building, at
.-.' Battle Creek, as well as several other
large institutions, I found myself in a very
; debilitated and dyspeptic condition and
unfit for work. . -..:„, ■ •.."/ ;i= ; :
"Instead -of medical treatment, I used
v Grape-Nuts food in ' place '':■ of ; the usual
,: breakfast -' cereals. i The first few days
.; gave great encouragement, ; and-after a
I -week's : use, quite an appreciable improve
ment manifested itself. jf Since then, daily
use '■- has entirely - restored the digestive
functions to: their natural healthy condi
v r tion, and I have gained about' one ; pound
per week. ■;'I am now entirely well and
.strong again, and am able to apply myself
v to work with more , than usual ; vigor. -I
1 consider Grape-Nuts a most valuable food
. y for all , brain workers. ;| The help this food
has given me is incalculable."
TERMS TO CHINESE
Count yon Waldersee Sets Forth
Conditions of Withdrawal.
TROOPS NECESSARY IN CHINA
Foreign Force Cannot Be Moved In
Any Event Before Next
Peking, Jan. 31.—The plan of Comman
der-in-Chief Field Marshal yon Walder
see for the evacuation of Peking and
other places now held by the allied troops'
was transmitted to the foreign ministers
through the commanders of the allies.
On the whole, his estimate of the needs
is considered conservative and more fa
vorable to the Chinese than was expected.
Under the terms of the letter the whole
matter, exclusive of the commercial
treaties, could be closed in two months
and all the troops would withdraw except,
the legation guards.
Count yon Waldersee says:
Before this change can be undertaken the
Chinese will have to make a start at least to
fulfilling the conditions of the peace treaty.
1 believe that for this purpose the actual in
flk'tion of punishment on the guilty parties
as demanded by the diplomatic corps would
be sufficient, together with China's consent to
pay the different governments the war In
demnities to be demanded by them. When
this has been done the withdrawal of the for
eign forces from Peking and Paoting-fu may
follow. At the same time the fortes in Pe
cbili may be minimized.
Count yon Waldersee then calls atten
tion to the fact that it will be impossible
to embark the foreign troops before
March on account of the frozen condition
of the rivers and harbors and the lack
Count yon Waldersee continues:
Tientsin and the neighborhood of Shanhaik
wan will have to remain occupied by inter
national troops until the following conditions
First—The Chinese government must give
proof that it is willing and able to maiutaln
peace and order in that province of Chili and
to effectually protect missionaries, Christians
and other foreigners.
Second—The Chinese government must state
in what manner it will manage to provide
money for the payment of the indemnities.
This must be satisfactory to the powers.
During the transition period, Count yon
Waldersee states in his letter, interna
tional troops must remain as follows:
First—A force of 2.000 in Peking to
protect the legations.
Second—ln the district of Tientsin,
Lutai and Taku, about 6.000.
Third—At Shanhaikwan, 1,500.
Fourth—There must be small garrisons
of 200 or 300 men along the railroad
Fifth—The military stations on the
Pei-Ho at Hoshiwa, Matow and Tung
chow will remain occupied until the
evacuation of Chili province. The pro
visional government at Tientsin will re
main in force during the transition
In another letter Count yon Waldersee
says that in time of peace it will not be
necessary to occupy so many stations
from Peking to the sea, but the allies
should have a garrison of 1,500 at Tientsin
and posts on the way to Peking suffi
ciently close together to enable them
to patrol the intervening distance daily.
At a meeting of the representatives of
the six nations who had citizens killed
during "the Boxer rising, several more
names were added to the list of those
whose punishment is demanded.
The British and American missionaries
have sent a note to the ministers com-,
plaining that the preliminary demand
note presented to China was unsatisfac
tory to them because it does not suffi
ciently rebuke the Chinese government
for its flagrant violation of its treaty
obligations relating to missionaries and
native converts, and does not provide for
the payment of indemnities to native
The note of the missionaries also sug
gests separate negotiations with the
Chinese commissioners to devise suitable
methods for relieving the sufferings of
FIRST STEP FOR CUBA
CONTROL. OF THE FINANCES
Business Interests Are Worried Over
the Prospect of Cuban
Mmw Ymrk Sum Somolml Sartrfom.
Washington, Jan. 31.—President McKin
ley will probably sign an order permit
ting the war department to relieve Major
Ladd, treasurer of the island of Cuba,
from the duties of that office and trans
ferring it to the secretary of finance of
the island,who is a Cuban and a member of
General Wood's cabinet. This will be the
first step in the direction of giving into
the hands of Cubans the control of their
own affairs. The president, it it is said,
has determined this policy shall be ad
hered to and entered upon a-j soon as
possible. It is said at the war depart
ment that other changes will probably be
made in the near future as to the transfer
from the military to the civil power the
control of the government of Cuba.
PEAR CI'BAN HI LX
Business Interests at Havana Are
Havana, Jan. 31.—The Cuban constitu
tional convention has voted by a large
majority to insert a clause in the consti
tution allowing universal suffrage.
Business was in a panicky condition in
consequence of the rumor that the United
States would soon turn over the govern
ment to the Cubans.
Local stocks suffered a severe slump
because of the reported retirement of
Major Ladd, treasurer of the island, who,
it is said, has been instructed to turn over
to Secretary Triana the money and books
in his charge. The business element do
not believe the Cubans are capable of self
government. Two commercial projects
have already been abandoned, and Presi
dent Thorne of the North American Trust
company has departed for home without
completing several business schemes he
had under consideration.
SMITES THE THEOLOGUE
Serloun Fraternity Rove at an Ohio
College riuHM Meeting.
New York Sun Special Service
Springfield, Ohio, Jan. 31.—11 l will be
tween the fraternity and nonfraternity
men at Wittenburg college terminated in
blows at a meeting of the senior class.
After Harry Gram had been elected class
orator, Arthur C. Ringle, a theologue,
contestant for the honor, made a speech
scoring the fraternity men in a way that
made them angry.
Harvey Miller, one of the star football
players, could not stand it, and gave
Ringle a terrific blow with his right,
which would have knocked him down had
it not been for P. A. Hartman, who cattght
him in his arms. Friends separated the
CARDINAL GIBBONS ILL
He Will Preach at the Opening of
the London Cathedral.
Seta York San Special Smrvicf
Baltimore, Jan. 31. —Cardinal Gibbons
•is suffering from a severe cold and is
confined to his room. The cardinal has
been preparing to pay his decennial visit
to Rome. It compliance with the request
of his friend, Cardinal Vaughan, Arch
bishop of Westminster, Cardinal Gibbons
will preach the sermon at the opening
of the new cathedral in London, built on
the spot where Archbishop Carroll of
Baltimore, the first primate of the United
States, was consecrated.
THE MINNEAPOLIS JOURNAL.
CHANGES IN EDWARD
King Appears Overwhelmed by His
BRILLIANT COURT IS EXPECTED
\itfht lirunliiu Rooms' With Refresh
in en in for the Guests—Kiss
ing the Ladles.
London, Jan. 31.—Members of King
Edward's suite tell their friends that his
majesty appears overwhelmed by the re
sponsibilities of kingship. Formerly he
was genial, but exacting and irritable re
garding official matters, but he has be
come profoundly grave and exceedingly
considerate to those about him in small
as well as In important matters.
Society expects that King Edward will
make St. James the most brilliant court
of Europe, holding night drawing-rooms
instead of the dreary afternoon functions
of the past quarter of a century, and
provide refreshments, instead of leaving
the guests to eat sandwiches in their car
riages, under the eyes of the crowd.
Those that have been presented to Queen
Victoria will be entitled to attend King
Edward's drawing-rooms, after submit
ting their names to the lord chamber
It is hoped the king will revive the cus
tom of the monarch visiting the castles
of the nobility and also revive the draw
ing-rooms at Holy Rood pulace. Whether
he will adopt the prerogative of kissing
the cheeks of the ladles presented, fol
lowed by the viceroys of India and Ire
land, Is one of the topics of society gos
TRIBUTES FROM THE LOWLY
Irish Fisher Wives Send a Harp of
:^i\ y Shamrocks and Violets. •
New York Sun Special Strvioe " .' "
London, Jan. 31.—Among the floral of
ferings arriving at Windsor In immense
numbers a harp, made of shamrocks and
violets, with broken strings, has a* 1 card
attached bearing the inscription: "From
four, poor Irish fisher wives." Another
simple ■ little - wreath •is [ from a woman
in a workhouse. S. ; -"L. * --'-;\ •
In addition to floral tributes to the
queen from foreign rulers, relatives and
friends, wreaths and other memorials
from associations.municipalities and indi
viduals are accumulating at Windsor in
immense numbers. The demand for flow
ers is unprecedented, and it is almost im
possible to meet it. Florists are work
ing day and night. Among the rare flow
ers, orchids are the favorites, and the
supply Is likely soon to be exhausted. One
London dealer searched France, Belgium
and Switzerland for orchids, but could
obtain none. English florists are furnish
ing immense numbers. Orchids have in
creased 500 per cent in value. Ordinary
white flowers are similarly at a premium
with the exception of arum lilies, which
can be obtained in inexhaustible numbers
from the Island of Jersey. Enormous
numbers of violets are used.
Among the many orders executed in
London is one from the King and Queen
of Greece, a replica of the royal arms
made of parma violets, white stocks and
mimosa from Crete and a St. George
cross eight feet high, of white
lilacs tied with bows of light blue satin
Queen Wilhelmina's gift is a wreath of
violets, lilies of the valley and orchids.
COFFIX IS SEALED
Fully 33.000 Soldiers Will Be I uder
Anna for the Fnneral.
London, Jan. 31.—The coffin of Queen
Victoria was finally soldered this morn
ing and enclosed in the outer casket.
For the funeral 33,000 soldiers will be
under arms. Three thousand men will
march in the procession, and the re
mainder will line the route. School build
ings will be used as barracks.
The United States embassy will send to
Windsor Castle three magnificent floral
pieces—wreaths from President McKinley
and Mrs. Garfleld. and a cross from Am
bassador Choate. The president's wreath
is eight feet in diameter and of solid
white cameilias, aroms, lilies of the val
ley, tulips and roses, with a cluster of
mauve orchids in the center. Mr.
Choate's cross is of the same flowers
Mrs. Garfelds wreath is composed of
arums, N'eopolitan violets and greenery
Empress Frederick May Be Worse.
Berlin, Jan. 31.—The empress has again
gone to visit Empress Frederick, her mother
in-law. This and a statement in the Berlin
Post that Emperor William will leave Eng
land Saturday, after the funeral, and go di
rectly, with the crown prince, to Friedrich
shof, creates a fear that the condition of the
Empress Frederick is much worse. There
is, however, nothing authoritative on the
VENEZUELANS ARE CONFIDENT
Bnt Others Say That the Rebels Are
Waiting Until Andrade
Willemstad, Island of Curacca, Jan. 31.
Via Haitien cable. — Advices received
here from Venezuela confirm the reports
of severe fighting, probably Tuesday at
Aqua Fria, in which the revolutionists
were completely defeated and abandoned
their arms and ammunition. Two sons of
General Acosta were made prisoners.
It Is asserted that the principal leaders
of the revolution were subsequently made
prisoners at Caripe, near Maturin.
In Venezuela government circles, it was
considered that the revolution was ended.
WAITING FOR AXURADE
Rebels Say They Will Begin a De-
Sew York Sun Special Service
San Juan, Jan. 31.—Passengers on the
steamer Colombia and the steamer Phila
delphia, from La Guayra, report great
excitement throughout Venezuela. \
rising near the capital was expected dally
and it is said that the rebels are only
awaiting the arrival of ex-President \a
drade before beginning a determined cam
It is admitted by Venezuelan officials
according to the officers of the Philadel
phia, that the rebels are well armed and
organized. The Venezuelan Herald talks
of the possibility of the overthrow of
President Gastro. The heirs of the late
President Crespo have sold large proper
ties to raise funds to aid him.
To Stop the Expedition.
San Juan de Porto Rioo, Jan 31 -It is re
ported here that the Venezuelan gunboat
Restaurador, formerly George Gould's yacht
Atalanta, is on her way from Brooklyn N.
V., with orders from President Castro to' In
tercept In the Carribean sea Senor Andrade's
Caracas, Venezuela, Jan. 31.—(Via Havtien
Cable.)— The revolutionists have been" de
feated near Carupano, with numerous losses.
Two sons of General Acosta have been made
prisoners. Mejano and Rojas have alto been
To Prevent the Grip
Laxative Bromo-Quinine removes the cause.
Earthquake Shock in Felt In That
»eu> York Sun Special Service
Philadelphia, Jan. 31.—An earthquake
shock was felt very plainly here and in
Camden and Gloucester counties iv New
Jersey. In the city hall here inkstands
and penholders rolled off the desk and
clerks felt their chairs tremble. In the
city hall In Camden several umbrellas
that had been left leaning against the
wall, fell down and the windows .rattled.
To Cure a Cold in One Day
Take Laxative Bromo Quinine Tablets. All
druggists refund the money it it fail* to cure.
K. W. Grove's signature la oa eaeb *>ox. 25c.
GUARDS MRS. NATION
Crowd Prevents the Topeka Police
From Arresting Her.
SHE HAS A BRAND NEW HATCHET
Bat She Doei Xot I«e It in Her
Round To-day—Put Out of
Topeka, Kan., Jan. 31.—Mrs. Carrie Na
tion, armed with a brand-new hatchet,
started on a crusade against the Topeka
"joints" at 8:30 this morning. She called
on five of the best places. She was put
out of the first place, despite her declara
tions that she merely wanted to lecture.
A crowd of several hundred people fol
lowed her down the street, most of whom
were sympathizers. The police tried to
arrest her, but the crowd interfered and
Mrs. Nation continued her rounds with
out attempting any destruction, however.
FEAR MRS. KATMMI
»« York \V. C, T. 1. Women Oon't
Want Her There.
New York, Jan. 31. —At the Woman's
Christian Temperance Unions of this city
the crusade of Mrs. Nation, as & rule, has
been ignored, though at a meeting of the
Demorest union Dr. Ellen Miles and Rev.
Phoebe Hanaford, the president, both had
resolutions declaring Mrs. -N'atiou'a
methods unfit for New York. Dr. Miles
declared that Mrs. Nation had done Infi
nite harm to the W. C. T. U. cause.
Mrs. Mary E. Teats of San Francisco,
a national evangelist of the W. C. T. U.,
declared, on the other hand, that Mrs. Na
tion was a great martyr, and compared
her to the early abolitionists.
The members as a whole, however,
seemed terrified at the thought that Mr 3.
Nation might descend on New York and
demand their assistance in demolishing
saloons. They declared that '"educative
methods" were the only ones to apply
Joints Are I'loniiifr,
Wichita, Kan., Jan. 31.—Wholesale liquor
dealers have received telephone messages
from Harper stating that there was not an
open saloon in town. Messages have also
been received here that three saloons at At
tica have been closed.
Topeka, Kan.. Jan. 31.—Chief of Police
Stahl announced that when Mrs. Nation
raids a "joint" here he would arrest her, so
as to make a test case. He wants to ascer
tain if a saloon-keeper has any rights under
the law, and if his saloon property cannot
Coffeyvilie, Kan., Jan. 31.—Every •■joint"
in Montgomery county is closed as a result
of the action of County Attorney Dana, who
served notice on the keepers that they would
not be permitted to run longer.
Topeka, Kan., Jan. 31.—The men of Park
dale, a suburb of Topeka, have organized
what they call a --hatchet flub." They have
not made known their plans other than they
favor Mrs. Nation and her mode of closing
FOR THE POOR MAN
New Exemption Bill Presented in
HAUGEN CONFIRMED BY SENATE
Thomas' Bill for the Division of
(bipiiena County—Two \ew
Madison, Wis., Jan. 31.—A memorial to
congress urging the passage of the Qrout
bill passed the senate unanimously to-day.
There was a flood of bills in both
houses. In the assembly Eager introduced
two saloon bills; one abolishing ihe free
lunch, another prohibiting thp sale of
liquor where merchandise is sold or in a
room connected. The bill requiring bar
bers to be licensed was introduced.
In the senate Devoe of Milwaukee in
troduced a bill giving street railways the
same rights possessed by steel railway
companies to condemn lands in acquiring
right of way.
Among the bills presented in the assem
bly last night was one requiring that su
perintendents of city and village schools
must at least have the educational quali
fications which are demanded by the stat
utes for county superintendants. This
measure was indorsed by the state educa
tional association at its meeting in Mil
waukee in December.
Assemblyman Manuel of Winnebago
county has a bill which will create a good
deal of interest. It was presented to the
legislature last night and provides that
\n addition to the personal property now
exempted from taxation, wearing apparel,
family portraits, household goods and pri
vate libraries not exceeding $300 in value
shall also be exempt. Growing crops are
exempted, as are also two working horses
or mules, two cows, one wagon, one
sleigh, one plow, one seeder, one binder,
one mower and also the tools of working
nen not to exceed in value $200. Mr.
Manuel says that his reason for requesting
these exemptions is that it is a notorious
fact the personal property of the rich is
not taxed, and he thinks that for this
reason some exceptions should be given
the poor, whose property cannot be hid
den, and therefore cannot escape the as
Assemblyman Thomas" bill for the divi
sion of Chippewa county provides that a
line shall be drawn directly across the
northern half of the state as a southern
boundary for the new county, and that the
twenty-six northern towns of Chippewa
county shall comprise the new county,
which under the law is to be called Rusk.
This would place the towns which are
naturally tributary to the 'Soo" railway
in one county and the towns naturally
tributary to the Omaha and Wisconsin
Central lines In another. While he has
introduced the bill, Mr. Thomas is not at
all certain he will support it, and says it
will depend on the will of the citizens of
the new county what he does in the mat
Mr. Thomas has another bill which pro
vides that counties may extend aid to
towns for the graveling of roads. This is
a bill which is greatly desired in northern
Wisconsin, where, it is claimed, it is
almost impossible to build first-class coun
try roads without county aid.
Senator Hills has brought the tax ton
nage question squarely before the legisla
ture again by a bill for the taxing of all
vessel property 1 cent a ton on net ton
nage. Owing to the probable passage of
the bill, which has already gone by the
a isembly, for the appointment of three
commissioners to confer with Minnesota
commissioners on the subject of uniform
legislation, Mr. Hills' bill will probably be
held up until this report is presented. In
most any event, however, it will never get
by the legislature, as Henry Overbeck la
bored too hard to get the original tax ton
nage law off the statute books to ever allow
another to take its place. Under Mr.
Mills' bill a vessel of 2,000 tons burden,
although it might be worth $100,000, could
be taxed only $20.
Florence county is very much in earnest
in its attempt to obtain additional terri
tory. A bill will soon be introduced cut
ting off certain townships from Marinette
county and adding them to FUrence and
it is said a large delegation of Florence
county officials will come to Madison.
The nomination of Niles P. Haugan for
assistant tax commissioner and Halford
Erickson as labor commissioner and stat
istician was confirmed without expected op
position to the former developing. A bill
introduced fn the senate provides for an
increase of salary of the justices of the su
preme court from ?5,000 to $7,000 and of
circuit judges from $3,500 to $5,000.
We suggest that One Minute Cough Cure
be taken when there are indications of
having taken cold. It cures quickly.
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Two Bills of Importance to Be
Pressed at Pierre.
RECOMMENDATIONS BY GOVERNOR
State Revenues Threatened by the
Liquor Licence Fund Bill—
Special to The Journal.
Pierre, S. D., Jan. 31.—The coßmlt
teea on elections are wrestling with the
problem of preparing a bill for mark
ing a ballot otherwise than by a cross
at the top of the party ticket when there
are two or more persons on each ballot
for the same office. Governor Herreid,
tn his message, called attention to this
defect in the present law, and took strong
ground against a bill to correct the evil
by authorising the still greater evil of
marking the ballots with a pencil, which
would lead to identification and destroy
secrecy. Erasure by pencil or otherwise
being manifestly unfair, and it being un
just to candidates to provide that the
party opposite the check for some indi
vidual should be counted out, the com
mittee has decided to overcome the dif
ficulty in the best way possible. A bill
will be drafted providing that the eler
tor may east a straight party vote by
placing a cross in the circle at the top
of the ticket, and by further providing
that he may scratch hjs ticket, say for
electors, by placing a cross in the circle
at the left of the name of each elector
for whom he wishes to vote.
In this way a man may vote a straight
party ticket by marking the cross at the
top, and can vote for one or more of the
opposition candidates for the legislature
by marking a cross before the name of
each candidate for the legislature on the
various tickets for whom he desires his
ballot to be counted. The ballot so
marked would count for the entire party
ticket, except that it would be counted
for the legislature, for instance, for each
i man marked, providing the proper num
ber of candidates were designated by the
cross. If four were to be elected he
could mark any four on the ballot, but
he would spoil his vote for that part of
the ticket if he marked more or less
than the whole number of men to be
elected to that particular position. This
idea seems to meet the suggestions in the
governor's message, and will probably be
adopted. This, in all probability, will be
the only change made in the ballot this
year, except that placing duplicate tickets
on the ballot under different party head
ings will be prevented by a provision
that the name of a candidate may ap
pear but once.
Friends of code revision will be likely
to lose their pet project if the state
treasury is depleted by the loss of the
license money. This project involves
$10,000, and the state can get along for
the next two years without a codification
of the laws.
The strength of the republican party
in this legislaiure is its weakness. The
numerical and other weakness of the
populist members has made the repub
licans careless of party interest. There
seems to be little community of interest
among them, and party ties sit as light
ac air. The party will be fortunate if the
session ends without the commission of a
number of serious blunders due to the
inevitable carelessness of an overwhelm
ing majority. The trouble is the members
are acting upon their individual concep
tions, and for that reason are likely to
take a much too narrow view of matters
of general interest.
The passage of the senate bill In that
body to give counties that part of the
liquor license fund which now goes to the
state was a surprise to a great many.
If it passes the house and meets the ap
proval of the governor, it will have a
serious effect upon the public .treasury.
The sum amounts to $60,000 a year, and
it is absolutely impossible, it is stated,
to take this amount from the treasury
without seriously affecting the public in
stitutions, at least, without providing
some means of replacing it by raising
more taxes. As this cannot be done by
increasing the levy, there will be no
other way open but to increase the valua
tion or to appoint a committee to draft
a revenue law. A new revenue law would
not, however, relieve the situation im
mediately. Ac to the equity of the
proposition there is little room for argu
ment, but several senators who voted for
the bill under pledge to their constitu
ents, express serious doubts as to its ex
pediency at the present time. A pecu
liar feature of the vote was that coun
ties with institutions like Lawrence.
Fall River, Minnehaha and Yankton, went
on record as favoring the 'bill. Populist
leaders express great satisfaction with
the action of the senate, and openly de
clare there is a host of trouble before
the republican party on account of the
probable condition of the treasury with
the $60,000 taken from it.
Railroad Commissioner Kirkpatrick has
arrived to look after appropriations for
the benefit of the board. D. B. Thayer, a
representative during the session of 1897,
is looking after the interests of the Stand
ard Oil company.
A report was sent to Vermilllon a few
daye ago that Governor Herreid had ex
pressed a determination to veto the bill
establishing a law department at the state
university. There was absolutely no
foundation for the rumor, which was
purely sensational. In fact the governor
has a high estimation of the veto power,
and is not at all apt to use it indiscrim
inately. He believes the power was given
the executive, not that he should make
himself a part of the legislative branch
of the state government, but to prevent
that branch from taking action that would
prove detrimental to the people of the
state. On matters of judgment the gov
ernor will probably take the stand that
the legislature is a responsible body and
is quite as apt to be right as the execu
The populists intimate that the refer
endum may be invoked if the legislature
passes the bill, as recommended by the
governor, to make county commissioners
elective by the people of the whole coun
ty. The evident anxiety with which they
regard this bill indicates that they think
the present law is greatly to their advan
The house committee has prepared a
substitute for Representative Bras' • bill
for the creation of the office of dairy and
food commissioner that seems to over
come most of the objections that have
been urged against other bills. It pro
vides for a commissioner at a salary of
$1,200 a year, with $600 a year for clerk
The famous wide-tire wagon bill, over
which the senate spent so much time and
eloquence, was killed in the house _on
committee report. The house also killed
in the same manner the bill to prevent
fraud on creditors by selling stocks of
merchandise in bulk, and killed the parti
tion fence bill on third reading.
The lawyers and the farmers had a tilt
over the bill requiring road overseers to
give three days' notice to persons to work
their road taxes, but at the end of the
debate the^bill was put over.
The house passed the following sen
ate bills: No. 33, relating to the service
of summons; No. 2, memoralizing con
grass to make Fort Meade a permanent
regimental post. Also the following house
bills: No. 66. for the protection of game
animals; No. 73, providing for the annual
registration of voters; No. 56, requiring
owners of threshing machines to lay
plank on bridges on which to make cross
ings; No. 90, legalizing abbreviations of de
scriptions in tax lists; No. 60, permitting
county commissioners to give indigent
drunkards the jag cure at a cost of not to
The senate passed the following sen-*»
THUBSDAY .EVENING, JANUABY 31, 1901.
Florida East Coast Railway
The Hotels of me Florida East Coast Hotel Company are now all
open and accommodations may be secured by communicating with
managers of respective hotels. Other Hotels at stations on the
line of the FloKda East Coast Railway now open.
Annual Golf Tournaments
HOTEL ALCAZAR, Joseph P. Greaves, Manager )
HOTEL PONCE DE LEON, Robert Murray, Mgr [ March 95 26 and 27
CORDOVA, Rooms Only )
ORMOND. M h B ■
HOTEL ORMOND, Anderson & Price, Managers.... \ <«arcn v, n ana h
PALI! BEACH. 1
THE BREAKERS (formerly Palm Beach Inn), Fred I
N oterry, Manager f March 14, 15 and 16
HOTEL ROYAL POINCIANA, Fred Sterry, Manager J
HOTEL ROYAL PALM, H. W. Merrill, Manager.... \ March "• 8 and 9
NASSAU, N. P., BAHAMA ISLANDS. j
HOTEL COLONIAL, H. E. Bemis, Manager... > Feb. 28, Mch 1 and 2
HOTEL VICTORIA, H. E. Bemis, Manager )
The Florida East Coast Golf Club Championship Tournament j
will take place at St. Augustine /larch 28, 29 and 30.
J. O. RAHNER Assistant General Passenger Agent,
Florida East Coast Railway, St. Augustine, Fla.
bills: No. 4, defining negotiable inatru- |;
ments; No. 67, appropriating money for a v
deficiency in the salary of John R. Bren- |<
nan as railroad commissioner; Xo. 63, ap- j
propriatlng money vo satisfy judgments ,
obtained against the state by Snyder and i
Ruth; No. 98, appropriating money to pay
for publishing proposed constitutional
amendments; No. 21, providing that coun
ty commissioners may designate any three
papers as the official papers; No. 48, pro
viding that the liquor license fund that
now goes to the state shall go to the
county. Also the following house bills-
No. 33, as amended, prescribing the order
in which claims shall be paid by estates
of deceased persons; No. 95, allowing
county judges to draw fees in insanity
—C. J. McLeod.
Upper Michigan Detectives Make
Some Strong Claims.
SEQUEL TO MILLER STORE CASE
Innocent >lan ('horsed With Arson—
Abraham Arrested for Op
erating; a Fence.
Special to The Journal.
Houghton, Mich., Jan. 31. —Samuel j
Abraham, a clothing dealer in South Lake ;
Linden, was arrested last night on a j
warrant charging him wkh receiving
stolen goods. This is the latest develop
ment in the sensational Miller store case, j
Isaac Miller's store in Houghron v,a3 i
partly burned Oct. 15. Two weeks later j
the proprietor and wife were arrested for
arson on complaint of two clerks, St.
John and Silverman. At the preliminary
examination it was established that
Miller was doing a good business, that '
he discounted all his bills, and that his
stock inventoried double the amount of ]
Early in January, Louis La Fortune,
janitor of the block, was caught selling
clothing bearing Miller's cost marks. He
immediately confessed and implicated St.
John and Silverman, claiming Miller's
store had been systematically robbed and
fired to conceal the thefts, and that Mill
er was accused of arson because he re
fused to be blackmailed into giving up
the insurance money to his clerks. St.
John was arrested, but Silverman
Detectives who secured Abraham's ar
rest, claim to have discovered evidence
of a gigantic conspiracy covering Mich
igan, Wisconsin and lowa for systematic
robbery and disposal of stolen goods. One
case of clothing consigned to the Grand
Department store at Burlington, lowa,
by Abraham, was intercepted at Chicago,
and Miller, who was summoned from New
York, identified the goods as his. The
authorities are endeavoring to probe the
case to the bottom, and further sensa
tional developments are expected within
a few days.
REBELS CAST NO~¥OTES
THE PHILIPPINE MUNICIPAL. BILL
Protentant Movement In the inland*
la Said to Be Very
Manila, Jan. 31.—The act of organizing
municipal governments in the Philippines
was passed to-day by the United States
commission. An amendment disqualifies
from voting and holding office any person
who after April 1 is in arms against, or
aiding those opposing the United States
authority. The president's symbol of
office is designated as a gold-headed tassel
The cabled statement that the movement
toward Protestantism In the Philippines is
growing with astonishing rapidity is exag
gerated. The Methodists, Presbyterians,
Episcopalians and British and American
societies have worked in Manila and its
vicinity for two years and the membership
of the four Methodist missions is 400, and
in a constituency of a thousand the Pres
byterian mission, has a native member
ship of thirty.
Kaiser Honors A. P. Hanson, 'an
A'ew York Sun Special Servio*
Berlin, Jan. —A. P. Hanson, former
ly of Milwaukee and at present connected
with 1 a large electric company here, has
just been decorated -by the kaiser in rec
ognition of meritorious work done here.
Sleeper Service to. Kansas City Via
"The Milwaukee" Line. '
First-class Pullman sleeper from twin
cities every day via C. M. & St.: P. Hy. to
Kansas City. . Wy.
Leaves Minneapolis 7:50 a. m., St. Paul.
8 a.m.; arrives Kansas -City 7 clock next
Direct and most comfortable - route to
Kansas City, the southwest and California.
Pullman tourist sleeper also from , twin
cities every Wednesday, running through
to Los Angeles, Cal. v
Apply to ticket agents, or write J. T.
Conley, assistant general passenger agent,
St. Paul, for lowest one-way and round
trip rates to all points south and. west..
Homeseekers' Excursion Tickets..
To nearly all points in the United States
on sale at all ticket offices of the Chicago
Great - Western railway on the first and
third Tuesdays of each month, January to
June, 1901, at the very low homeseekers'
rate of one fare plus $2 for the round trip.
Tickets good for return within 21 days
from date of sale. Persons contemplating
a trip will save money by calling on any
Great Western agent and obtaining de
| tailed - information regarding the home
seekers' rates, - or addressing ■R. ... -W.
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TO VISITJTHE YUKON
Plans Aacribed to Lanrier—Satisfac
tion at Vancouver.
Special to The Journal.
Vancouver, B. C, Jan. 31.—1n conse
quence of the queen's death. Premier
Laurier at the end of the Canadian ses
sion will visit the Yukon instead of Aus
tralia. There is great satisfaction here,
as the premier's visit is for personal ob
servation and it is felt it will lead to a
reduction of excessive Yukon royalties
and the consideration of miners' griev
FAIR BILL VETOED
St. Loulm Mayor Rejects the City
St. Louis, Jan. 31.—Mayor Ziegenheim
refuses to sign the bill passed by the mu
nicipal aseembly authorizing $5,000,000 of
bonds for the Louisiana purchase fund,
declaring that no provision is made for re
funding to the city treasury any premium
on the sale of the bonds.
OUR WORKING GIRLS.
HOW TO HELP THEM.
Life to the most favored is not
always full of sunshine, but to the
average American girl or woman who
is obliged to work for her living, and,
perhaps to help others at home, life is
often a heavy drag in consequence of
Women who work, especially those
who are constantly on their feet, are
peculiarly liable to the development
of organic troubles, and should par
ticularly heed the first manifestations,
such as backache, pains in the lower
limbs and lower part of the stomach,
irregular and painful monthly periods,
faintness, weakness, loss of appetite
The young lady whose portrait w»
Miss Ella Brenner, East Kochester, Ohla>
publish herewith had all these symp
toms, and in addition leucorrhoea,
and was cured by Lydia E. Pinkham's
Vegetable Compound. First, she
wrote a letter to Mrs. Pinkham at
Lynn, Mass., describing her trouble,
received in reply accurate instructions
what to do to get well, and now wishes
Mrs. Pinkham to use her name to con*
vinee others that they may be cured
as she was.
Mrs. Pinkham extends the same
helping hand, free of charge or obliga
tion, to every ailing woman in Amer
ica. If you are sick you are foolish
cot to write to her, it costs you noth
ing, and she is sure to help you. Don't
wait until it is too late—write to-day.