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THE MINNEAPOLIS JOURNAgg
PKICE TWO CENTS.
Steel Trust Reaches Over
ABSORB OR REGULATE
Negotiations for German Wire and
CONTROL OF LAKE SHIPYARDS
Morgan-Rockefeller Interests Said
to Be After Auierleau Ship
Building; « (imimiij.
Maw York Sim Special Services
London, March 6.—Negotiations are in
progress in Dusseldorf, Germany, where
by eighty-five works embraced in the
German Wire and Nail association, are
to come under the sway of the new
I'nited States Steel corporation. Wheth
er the J. P. Morgan trust will absorb
them, or merely conclude with them an
arrangement "for the regulation of
trade" is not yet determined.
Mr. Morgan is said to have picked out
the German nail industry as his first field
of European expansion, because it is the
only branch of iron trade sufficiently or
ganized to be assimilated with one
It is alleged the export trade of German
nail works, whose annual output Is 200,
--000 tons, has been practically ruined by
American competition, the foreign sales
during the last half of 1900 amounting
to 20.000 tons, a net loss of $210,000 as a
result of meeting Yankee prices.
CARXEGIE MEN SELL
Two .Minority Stockholders Dispose
of Their Interest*.
Pittsburg, March 6.—The Dispatch
says that two of the principal minority
stock holdings in the Carnegie Steel
company, amounting to about 3,700 shares,
have been sold independently to the Mor
gan interests on a cash basis. The price
was close to $1,200 a share and the pur
chasers will take advantage of the com
bine offer to the Carnegie shareholders.
Friends of H. C. Prick do not believe
that he will take any office in the new
corporation, as his private affairs are
now so extensive that all of his time will
be required in Pittsburg.
The Leader says that the Carnegie
Steel company has finally definitely aban
doned the project for the establishment
of a $12,000,000 tube plant at Conneaut,
Ohio, on the shores of Lake Erie.
Last week 1,000 acres of the 5,000 under
option was conveyed to the Carnegie
Steel company and the remainder will
likt-ly be taken and turned over to the
I'nited States Steel corporation to be used
as a site for some vast industry at some
CONTROL SHII' YARDS
Report of the Transfer of the Aiueri-
Ifeu- York Sun Special Stirviv
Cleveland, March 6.—A persistent ru
mor has been circulated here of the pur
pose of the Morgan-Rockefeller interests
to gain control of the American Ship
Building company. This corporation con
trols all but three small ship building
plants on the lakes, and is capitalized at
R. C. Watmore, secretary of the com
pany, said that he had heard nothing of
the kind and he could not tell whether
negotiations were in progress.
HONORS TO MINNESOTANS
ENTERTAINED BY ROOSEVELT
>lHrcliii«B Clubs Are the Guests of
the \ew Vice Pres
Washington, March 6. — Vice Presi
dent Roosevelt's reception to the Min
neapolis and St. Paul Rough Riders'
clubs yesterday evening *was one
of the most pleasant events of inaugura
tion week. It was an honor accorded no
other bodies participating in the inaugu
ral parade, and the boys are especially
proud of it. They were the very first
people received by the new vice president
at his home on Rhode Island avenue, and
they regard the affair as a landmark in
their club careers.
During the inauguration parade the
Rough Riders were cheered all along the
line of march. They were the only
marching clubs attired in khaki uniform,
and this probably made them objects of
particular attention. It certainly accounts
for Roosevelt's deep interest in them.
Finding out late yesterday afternoon
that the clubs were still in town and
where they were located, the vice presi
dent sent a messenger to them, saying
that he would be delighted to receive
them informally at his home between 6
and 7 o'clock. It was too short notice to
have the word passed rouqd to all the
club members, many of whom were scat
tered over the city sightseeing, but by
special invitation from the vice president
all who were not at his home last night
were invited very cordially to call on
him at his room in the capitol at 10
o'clock, an invitation which was accepted
by all the stragglers.
The "smoker" last night was a great
success. All the members of the Min
nesota congressional delegation were
present, save Nelson, and made short
speeches. Congressman Stevens remained
over especially to be present, and he took
a midnight train for the south to join
the military committee of the house in its
trip to Cuba and Porto Rico.
The marching clubs will start home
—W. W. Jermane.
Waxliiiifcton Small Talk.
Siver Kageson and daughter and John A.
Helling of Medelia are in Washington.
Postmasters were appointed to-Gay as fol
lows: lowa—Plato, Cedar county, E. K. Blatt
ler. Wisconsin—South Range, Douglas coun
ty, Charles Cole; Woodfori, Lafayette coun
ty, H. P. Larson.
Representative Heatwole has designated
William P. Abbott of Paribault as principal
and T. Carl Simmons of Red Wing as alter
nate to fill the vacancy in the cadetship at
We&t Point for the third district.
Representative McCleary has recommended
Gustav W. F. Rathke for postmaster at South
Branch, Watonwan county, and the estab
lishment of an office at Graceloek, Chippewa
county, with Emil M. Krieuke as postmaster.
Representative McCleary> saw Indian Com
misisoner Jones to-day and urged him to let
the contract for the construction of the
triage on - the ~ Pipestone ■?> reservation, for
which an appropriation of $1,500 has been
made.. ■ " .*• • - .
The.; northwestern members are preparing
to get » away from Washington.: ■ Representa
tives Morris and Stevens -; are now on the
way to .Cuba, the former by way of New
lork and the latter by way of Florida. Rep
resentative Heatwole will leave - Saturday,
stopping over in Indiana to visit his. mother.
Representative Martin; of South ■ Dakota will
go to visit his brother, and thence to Dead
wood. Former Senator Pettigrew has cleaned
out bis* committee room - and . will' go -to New
York for a -month to look after some per
sonal affairs. '
Wall Street Traders Believe
That It Is.
COPPER STOCK SOARS
But the Report Is Denied by the
PENNSYLVANIA RAILROAD PLANS
Long Ixluuil Development Include*
a Ferry for Iluulinu, foiu
Special to The Journal.
New York. March 6.—Continued aggres
sive buying of Amalgamated Copper has
done much to convince Wall street trad
ers that the Standard Oil-Clark-Heinze
war is at last settled and out of the way.
Positive statements to this effect are
heard in man;- quarters, and a clique of
professionals have been buying the stock
with such vigor that it was pushed up to
103%, its highest price. Commission
houses also bought sparingly on the aft
ernoon bulge. During the day there
were indications of liquidation, but the
selling was conducted so as not to inter
fere materially with the advance.
Among the interests most conspicuous
ly identified with the Montana copper war,
there is to be had nothing but denials of
the stories of a settlement of the contest.
The story that Senator Clark's son Is to
become president of the Amalgamated
company is ridiculed, and it is said that
the fight is apparently no nearer an end
than it was six months ago. Represen
tatives of the Helnze interests declare
that they know nothing of a settlement,
and that they do not believe that any is
likely. Amalgamated insiders say the
same thing, and attribute the rise in the
stock to the company's earnings and
wonderful prospects, the same prospects
that were so much advertised when the
stock of the big copper trust was first
fed to a hungry public at about the high
est price it ever reached until now.
Long Island i'rojeot.
Further information has come to light as
to the plans of the Pennsylvania railroad
in connection with the development of the
Long Island railroad. The project i 9 far
reaching an'i?, involving as it does, closer
alliances with the New York, New Haven
& Hartford road, it is great interest
to the city and to New England.
These plans involve, first the construc
tion of extensive wharfs at Greenville on
the west side of New York harbor and
the establishment of a freight ferry capa
ble of transferring complete trains to Bay
ridge; the switching of the traffic around
Brooklyn to Bushwick, thence over the
new railroad, to Hell Gate bridge to a
connection with the New York, Hew Ha
ven & Hartford railroad.
The formulation of these comprehensive
plans, intimation of which was given in
the publication of the annual report made
by the Pennsylvania railroad company yes
terday, makes clear for the firsl! time the
reason for the Pennsylvania's purchase of
the Long Island railroad, a matter which
by many has been regarded as a mistake.
* It has been ascertained that in the de
velopment of the plan the Pennsylvania
railroad officials have arranged to enter a
traffic agreement with the New York,
New Haven & Hartford railroad, which is
favored by the latter particularly, as
freight receipts of the New Haven have
suffered considerably from the division of
freight over the Vanderbilt lines by the
way of the Boston & Albany.
It can now be stated authoritatively
that the new Hell Gate bridge will be
owned by the Pennslyvania railroad or its
subsidizing line, the Long Island, and that
the New York Central has no interest
MINING MEN LAUGH AT IT
HILI. MILL 1)111,1) NO SMELTER
Well Satisfied to Haul Ore—Buys
Mines to Keep His ttoud
Special to The Journal.
Duluth, Minn., March 6. —The report
that James J. Hill may establihs a smel
ter on the ranges here, bringing his coal
or coke from the for west, may obtain
some credence elsewhere, but in Dulutb
mining men laugh at it. Mr. Hill is in
the business of carrying ore, and there
is big money in it. Ore is easily handled
and at little expense, being loaded into
cars by steam shovels, dropped into ore
pockets in the dock and then into vessels.
Pig iron would be far more expensive.
to handle in every way, and It is pointed
out that so long as Mr. Hill can get ore
to carry he will be satisfied to do that.
The fact that Mr. Hill is known to be
getting hold of mining properties on the
ranges in this county excites no extraor
dinary comment here. It is simply at
tributed to his shrewdness, which tells
him that if the big steel combine gets
hold of all the mines on the ranges it
will ship the ore over its own roads, and
that to be assured of having ore to haul
he must have mines. Therefore, he is
It is claimed by iron men here, too,
that the expense of bringing coal from
the west would be so great that iron
could not be made at a profit; that it
could, in fact, be shipped up the lakes
cheaper than brought from the west. Mr.
Hill's boats at the present time have all
the traffic they can take care of, going
down the lakes, at least, and no reason to
look for more tonnage in that direction
can be found. The story obtains no cre
dence whatever here.
MAY CONSIDER TREATIES
Those With American Countries
May Be Taken Up.
Washington, March. 6.—The senate
committee on foreign relations to-day
authorized a favorable report upon the
supplemental treaty between the United
States and France extending for one year,
the time within which the reciprocity
treaty between the two countries may be
There was some discussion whether
there should be an effiort to have the reci
procity treaties pending in the senate
acted upon at this session. The general
opinion seemed to favor consideration of
the treaties to which little objection is
made, which are those with South
American and Central American repub
lics. There is considerable opposition to
both the English and the French recipro
George G. Klmball, postofflce inspector in
charge at St. Paul, who has been in Wash
ington to see the inauguration, will go heac
WEDNESDAY EVENING, MARCH G, 1901.
JUST THE MAN FOR THEM,
Uncle Sam—l don't need him for a spell, Europe; I think he would soon straighten 'em out for you.
GORMAN IS CHECKED
Maryland Republicans Fight His
TO PREVENT A REORGANIZATION
They Refuse to Enter the Senate
Annapolis, Md., March 6.—Considerable
uneasiness was apparent to-day among the
democratic leaders in the general assem
bly, and the leaders of the party, includ
ing former United States Senator Gorman
who is directing the movements of the ma
jority, over the sudden opposition to the
new ballot law, which, together with an
act to enable Baltimore to borrow $12,000,
--000 with which to build a sewerage sys
tem, is the principal business before the
special session of the legislature, which
The radical changes In the system of
voting lie in the provisions abolishing
party emblems, requiring crossmarks to be
made opposite the names of each candidate
and denying to voters the assistance of
ballot clerks. It is believed these pro
visions will make it practically impos
sible for an illiterate voter to cast his bal
lot and will practically disfranchise 50,000
voters, most of whom are negroes.
The republican senators made the first
move in the game of blocking the demo
crats by refusing to enter the senate
chamber, thus preventing the organization
of that body.
M CCORMJCK NAMED
President Appoints Him Minister to
Washington, March 6. —The president
to-day sent the following nominations
to the senate:
Robert S. McCormick of Illinois, minister
Frank W. Jackson* of Pennsylvania, consul
at Patrias, Greece.
Navy—Captain A. S. Crowninshield to be
chief of the bureau of navigation with rank
of rear admiral.
Commanders to be captains: Chapman C.
Todd and Robert M. Berry.
Lieutenant commanders to be commanders:
Daniel D. V. Stuart and Charles A. Adams.
Lieutenants to be lieutenant commanders:
William Rush, Harry S. Knapp and William
Lieutenants (junior grade) to be lieuten
ants: w. V. N. Powellson and William S.
Chicago, March 6.—Robert S. McCor
mick formerly was secretary of the United
States legation at London under Robert T.
Lincoln. Mr. . McCormick Is a noted
bibliophile. He is a member of the lead
ing clubs of this city, among them the
Chicago Golf club of which he is presi
dent. Mrs. McCormick is a daughter of
the late Joseph Medill, founder of the
HAS ANOTHER SHOW
Antlolßurette Bill Saved From an
Early Death in AVUconsiii.
Special to The Journal.
Madison, Wis., March 6. —The anti
cigarette bill was given a new lease of life
to-day in the senate. It was on the cal
endar for indefinite postponement on
recommendation of the health committee,
but after a warm debate was rereferred to
the judiciary committee by a majority of
The Hall bill for a constitutional amend
ment providing for the use of voting ma
chines in Wisconsin was passed by the
Both houses adjourned early to make
way for the apportionment committee,
which met after the session and will
probably complete the make-up of assem
bly districts to-day.
BRIDGE FOR THE WAISKAI.
Special to The Journal.
Sault Ste. Marie, Mich., March 6.—The
South Shore railroad announces that it will
construct a $5,000 railroad bridge over the
Waiskai river a few miles from this city in
the early spring.—A bonspiel for the Dally
News trophy began this afternoon and will
continue until to-morrow afternoon. Curlers
from Marquette, Bay Mills, Soo, Ont., and
Thesalon, Ont, will participate. The vis
itors will be tendered a banquet to-night.
CABINET SWORN IN.
Washington, March 6.—The members of the
cabinet were sworn In to-day in the cabinet
room at the White House, The ceremony
was entirely informal, no one being present
except the president, Chief Justice. Fuller,
who adminstered tie oath, and Secretary
North Star Malting Company
Will Erect It.
TITUS MARECK PRES'T
It Is to Be Locat&ft in Northeast
CAPACITY 500,000 BU. A YEAR
The Company** Capital Is f'OO.OOO
About Half of Which Han
An important addition to the material
intersets of Northeast Minneapolis is an
nounced to-day in the plans of the North
Star Malting company, a new corpora
tion, which will at once establish, large
malting indutsry in that section. An im
mediate outlay of $20,000 is planned .by
the company, which to-day filed a certifi
cation with the secretary of state to the
subscription of $225,000 of the half-million
that was authorized in the articles of
incorporation filed March 6.
The company has secured a location
at the corner of Second street and
Eighteenth avenue NE, and as soon as
the weather will permit will begin the
erection of a large elevator and malting
house. The malt house and the elevator
will be models of their kind, and thor
oughly equipped with modern machinery.
The elevator will have a capacity of ap
proximately 500,000 bushels of grain an
A Good Opening:.
There is at present no malting house in
Minneapolis, and the incorporators of the
new company feel that they are taking ad
vantage of a most excellent business open
"While many of the stockholders are also
stockholders in the .Minneapolis Brewing
company, the two companies ere independ
ent. Titus Mareck is president and F. D.
Noerenburg secretary of the new concern.
The men who have subscribed to the
stock Include twenty-one of -the best
known capitalists of Minneapolis, and it
is not believed that any difficulty will be
encountered in disposing of the whole
authorized issue of stock.
Negotiations With All the Rebels on
the Inland of Cebu,
Manila, March 6.—Lieutenant West,
with the gunboat Laguna de Bay, sur
prised an insurgent camp on the island
of Talim, on Lake Bay, east of Manila,
capturing thirty-one insurgents.
It is reported that negotiations are in
progress for the surrender of all in
surgents on the island of Cebu.
PROTEST ON RUSSIAN DUTY
President SuggreiitK a Test Cane as a
Washington, March 6.—A delegation
from the Illinois Manufacturers' asso
ciation had an interview with the presi
dent to protest against the countervail
ing duty on Russian sugars.
The president explained that the law
was plain. He suggested that the only
solution wiuld be a test case.
Dotson May Be Avenged
Special to The Journal.
Helena, Mont.. March 6.—James McArthur, ex-convict, wanted for killing Cap
tain Do'tson, twenty miles west of Helena, on Feb. 15, has been captured in Ravalli
county, in the western part of the state, after a memorable chase by the nerviest
officers in Montana. This may clear up one of the blackest of crimes—a. case of
parricide. It is claime* that McArthur killed Dotson at the instance of the letter's
son, who is serving a ninety-vine-year sentence in the penitentiary.
Upon old man Dotson's body was found what purported to be a dying confession
in which he said he was guilty of the crime for which his son is being punished.
This was first thought to be bona fide, but the authorities later concJuded that
young Dotson had hired McArthur, who recently left the penitentiary, to commit
the crime and leave the confession on the body in the belief that it might bring
about young Dotsons pardon.
Those knowing young Dotson never doubted his resorting to parricide to get
out of the penitentiary. McArthurs reward for the murder of Dotson was said to
be a large amount of gold which young Dotson had buried in British Columbia.
NO MOBE APPLAUSE
Vice President Roosevelt Says He
Will Clear the Galleries.
SENATE STILL ATTRACTS CROWDS
Resolution to Chnnge the Rules Is
Referred to the Committee
Washington, March 6. —Again to-day,
when the senate convened, the galleries
were packed. As Vice President' Rooae
velt stepped forward to call the senate
to order, a burst of applause rang through
the galleries. The vice president raised
his gavel and rapped sharply for order.
Glancing sternly around the galleries, he
said, and the words cut through the
chamber like a knife:
"If there is any applause or disorder,
the sergeant-at-arms will clear the gal
Mr. Platt of Connecticut called up the
amendment to the rules of which he gave
notice yesterday, relating to the limita
tion of debate.
Mr. Teller of Colorado inquired whether
the senator expected to secure action
at the present extraordinary session.
Mr. Platt replied that he wished to
have the amendment referred to the com
mittee on rules. He would be glad to
have^action at this session, but he did
not suppose it could be had.
Vice President Roosevelt announced
that the amendment would be referred
to the committee on rules.
Mr. Morgan of Alabama spoke on the
resolution declaring the Clayton-Bulwer
Mr. Morgan challenged any senator to
point to a single proposition that Great
Britain had made for such a modification
of the Clayton-Bulwer treaty as would
admit of the construction of the Nicar
agua canal. Great Britain, through
Liverpool, which was the commercial
center of the world, was enriched be
cause of the lack of the Nicaragua canal.
In referring to the Clayton-Bulwer
treaty the senator said:
We will make 1.0 compromise with Great
Britain upon that subject. We will make no
concession to Great Brain in relation to tha
treaty. If the vote on my resolution could
be taken to-day it would inform the president
of the United States that he has no two
thirds majority in the senate to adopt any
compromise he may make with Great Britain.
Threats of War.
If it is the purpose cf Great Britain still
to look for delay she will not get it. If it
be her determination to ick a quarrel with
us about it, she will find the United States
can muster at least half the number of men
who voted for the president in the last elec
tion—fighting men. And she will find, w'aen
that war terminates, that the steel band
which binds the throne in London with Aus
tralia and India and passes through Canada
will have been rent in twain, and with its
severance, down will go the empire.
PLACE FOR CHANDLER
President of the Spanish Claim*
< i>iia!iii»Mi<m—St. I.ouis Fnlr.
Washington, March 6. —Ex-Senator
William E. Chandler of New Hampshire,
has been selected to be president of the
Spanish claims commission. The other
appointments will soon follow, and it is
intended that the commission shall get
to work as soon as possible.
Ex-Representative Allen of Mississippi,
W. L. Chambers of Alabama, and ex-
Representative Rodenburg of Illinois, are
understood to have been decided upon
for Louisiana fair purchase commission
16 PAGES-FIVE O'CLOCK.
ALMOST A RIOT IN
HOUSE OF COMMONS
Sixteen Irish Members Ejected by the Police
Because They Refuse to Vote
First Time in the History of Parliament That
the Police Have Appeared on the
Floor of the House.
Now York Sun Special Service
London, March 6.—Fighting with all the
desperation of men who believed they were
being robbed of their rights, protesting by
word of mouth, kicking and striking with
hands and feet, their clothing torn into
ribbons, sixteen Irish members of parlia
ment were dragged from the floor of the
house of commons early this morning and
cast into the street by the police.
Never before in the history of parlia
ment has there been such a scene of wild
disorder. Never has actual force been re
quired to back up the demands of the pre
In 1881 Parnell and his party defied The
authority of the chair, but they submitted
to be ejected formally by the sergeant-at
arms and his subordinates.
Of the sixteen men thrown out, fifteen
required undivided attention of six police
men each, and one, Eugene Crean of Cork,
engaged ten minions of the law, two of
whom were badly worsted before they
landed the burley Irishman on the side
walk, panting, protesting, a thing of
shreds and tatters, but with both hands
and mouth full of a collection of blue uni
forms and various colors of' hair.
The Opening Skirmish.
Although the maledictions fell upon the
head of Speaker Gully, it was A. J. Bal
four, the government leader, who directed
closure. It. is felt that this is but the
opening skirmish of more determined bat
tles. It is in line with the openly avowed
program of the United Irish party to block
legislation at every turn, unless it is given
a fair hearing on every proposition and is
also granted remedial legislation for Ire
In accordance with standing orders, the
sixteen members thrown out thi3 morning
will not be able to enter the. house for a
week. However, this will give ample time |
for reorganization and fresh plans.
The Irishmen who caused all the disturb
ance are the younger set, Mr. Redmond,
Mr. Dillon and others of the more experi
enced statesmen having departed from the
chamber for the night, believing that noth
ing more would be done requiring their at
The press this morning comments cau
stically upon the stirring event. The Times
voices the general tenor of all the editor
ials when it says parliament "cannot pass
over the "hooligan' conduct of the Irish
members unless it is to be degraded in
character below the level of the Austrian
reiehsrath." It calls for drastic punish
ment for the offense, "all the more un
pardonable because it was deliberate."
It is understood that Mr. Balfour pro
poses to alter the house of commons rule
relating to suspensions, making the pun
ishment so severe as to make a repeti
tion of last night's revolt against the au
thority of the chair unlikely.
LIKE THE REICHSRATH
Free Fights In Commons and the
Canse of Them.
London, March 6. —The house of com
mons early this morning resembled the
Austrian richsrath. There were free fights
and the police carried out of the chamber
sixteen struggling, fighting Irish members.
It was the flrsf time in history that a
policeman has been seen on the floor of
the house of commons.
After midnight Mr. Balfour applied the
closure in the educational estimates In
the house of commons. The nationalists
shouted. "Gag: gag!" and refused to
leave the house when the division was
The speaker ordered them to with
draw, but they refused, amid great up
roar. The speaker called upon the ser
geant-at-arms to remove them. They
shouted defiance and a number of officers
and policemen entered to enforce re
Eugene Crean, member for Southeast
Cork, struggled desperately against re
moval and there was quite a free fight
on the floor lasting five minutes, other
Irishmen assisting him. Mr. Crean
stuck his legs under the seat and could
not be moved for some minutes.
Meanwhile other policemen were strug
gling and fighting with other Irishmen,
who stood up and obstructed the passage
of the police to Mr. Crean's seat. The
Irish shouted "Don't kill him" and "Don't
kill the man."
The nationalists fought and struggled
frantically but at length a superior force
of police succeeded in dragging Mr. Crean
out by the legs and arms and carrying him
down the floor of the house, the Irishmen
standing and wildly shouting "shame,'*
"murderers" and "South African bru
The benches below the gangway on the
opposition side were a mass of struggling
humanity. Several policemen were struck
with fists. Free flghU between the police
and the members were fairly general.
As Mr. McHugh was being carried out —
his underclothes showing where the out
er garments had been torn away in the
struggle—Mr. Flavin shouted from the
back benches: "Nineteen policemen to
remove one Irishman!" and cries of
"shame" were heard from the opposition
Carried l»y Arm* and Legi.
The speaker then ordered the removal
of the others. Amid renewed howls, of
execration the policemen grappled with
them and carried them by arms and legs
over the benches and out of the house.
While Mr. Donelan was being- removed
the nationalists rose and sang "God Save
Ireland." Six policemen sufficed for each
member, with the exception of Mr. Flav
in, who is a big man and required eight.
Many, as they were being carried out,
waved their hands and shouted, "God
Those who were removed included
Messrs. John Culliuan, Patrick White,
Patrick McHugh. William Lundon, Wil
liam Abraham, Patrick Dugau, Anthony
Donelan, James Galhooly, Thomas Me-
Govern and Jeremiah Jordan.
The speaker then named sixteen recal
citrants and Mr. Balfour moved their sus
pension. This was agreed to -without a
Canoe of the Trouble.
The vote on account of the civil servic3
for £17,000,000 ($85,000,000) had been
closured after a single night's discussion,
devoted wholly to English education. No
Irish members had spoken, although sev
eral Irish departments were involved? The
understanding was that if the night was
given to English questions only, other
questions would be discussed at another
sitting. When Mr. Arthur Balfour moved
the closure, the Irish members protested
loudly. But the chairman of the commit
tee, James Lowther, a cousin of Mr. Bal
four, never refuses him closure. John
Redmond, Mr. Dillon and Mr. O'Connor,
older members of the Irish party, had left
the house, understanding no vote would
be taken on the bill at that session.
The younger members of the Irish party
became desperate over the course of Mr.
Balfour. There was no time for deliberate
counsel, and it was decided that they
should refuse to go into the division lob
bies when called upon to do so.
Mr. Balfou% looked appalled at the re
sult cf his action, but nothing could stem
the passionate torrent from the Irish,
benches. The ministers and their support
ers looked on shamefaced. Once a move
ment was made by some of the younger
members to rush across the floor and
throw themselves upon the ministerialists,
but it was checked by their older col
leagues, who asked them to be satisfied
with the protest they were making.
Mr. Asquith tried to intervent in the in
terest of conciliation, but he was shouted
down by the ministerialists. It is impos
sible to convey any idea of the state of
demoralization to which the house was
reduced by these unprecedented scenes.
Mr. Balfour moved the adjournment of the
house—usually a formal motion. The Irish
members shouted "no," but they omitted
to name tellers in the division, so the chal
lenge fell to the ground, the speaker de
claring the- ayes had it.
The Irish members continued their
demonstrations as the ministerialists left
POLICE OS GIARD
Redmond Insists That Member*
Were Suspended Wrongfully.
London, March 6.—The excitement oc
casioned by last night's scenes in the
house of commons is still very evident,
and when the house met at noon to-day
th« whole police force on duty at St.
Stephens had been mobilized and rein
forced by reserves.
. John Redmond raised a question of
privilege arising from "the painful scenes
of last night." He asserted that mem
bers had been suspended without proper
steps to identify them, and that their
removal had been accompanied by undue
violence. He was satisfied that members
were suspended who had gone to the lobby
to participate in the division.
The speaker said that if he was proper
ly informed of any wrongful suspensions
he would be glad to take steps to rectify
Mr. Redmond tried to move an adjourn
ment, and appealed to Mr. Balfour, re
marking that he presumed it was de
sired to institute means for preventing a
recurrence of the scenes of last night.
Mr. Balfour promised to consider what
opportunity for discussion could be given.
The subject was dropped.
Messrs. Jordan, McGovern and Donlaac
are the members, it is claimed to b^
DIVIDED ISTO CAMPS
Khakis and Jingoes Alllsned 1*
War Office Dispute.
A*ie York Sun Special Service
London, March 6.—The brilliant oratory
in the house of lords, combined with the
Irish fight in the house of commons,
makes yesterday memorable in British
parliamentary history. England's nobles*
and brainiest peers crossed swords la
the war office debate, Lord Rosebery,
Baron Chelmsford and the Earl of North
brook matching; their eloquence in de
fense of Lord Wolseley against the argu
ments of Lord Salisbury, the Earl of
Spencer and the Earl of Devonshire. Lord
Wolseley asked the house to reserve judg
ment regarding the refleotions cast on.
him, as probably later he would again re
fer to the . allegations.
As regards the issue between General
Wolseley and Lord Lansdowne. more is
yet to be heard. The public takes side*
in the dispute, which does not follow
party lines. The peers, with 'some ex
ceptions, seem to be divided into Lans
downe and Wolseley cliques. The nation
is similarly divided into khaki and
jingoes, and most of those who for months
past have held that Lord Lansdowne is
answerable for whatever has displeased
them in the war, support General Wolse
ley through thick and thin. The news
papers are curiously divided, the Times
strongly condemns General Wolseley and
the radical News defends Lord Lans
downe. while the radical Leader condemns
him emphatically, as do the jingo Mail
and tory Post.
Comment in Ireland.
Dublin, March 6. —Commenting on last
night's scene in the house of commons,
the Freeman's Journal rejoices that "Ire
land at last possesses a party that will
teach Westminster that if the rights of
Ireland are to be sacrificed, the character
and privileges of parliament will accom
pany the sacrifice."
The Irish Times says:
Despairing of getting sufficient support and
maintenance in London from their own coun
trymen, those pretending to represent Ireland,
meditate a mendicant pilgrimage to the "land
of the dollar," and fondly Imagine brutality
will serve as a bold advertisement.
CAN'T LAST FOREVER.
Hopley—What seems to trouble your ba
Popley (wearily)—l suppose it troubles
him to think that eventually he'll have t#
go to sleep at night.