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THE MINNEAPOLIS JOURNaII
PRICE TWO CENTS.
SYNDICATE
ALL CANADA
Uneasiness Over American
Acquisitions.
MADE A MERE ANNEX
The Hill-Rockefeller Control of the
Crow's Nest Pass Coal.
HIORGAN-ROCKEFELLER IN EAST
Canadian Parliament In < onsideriiiK
These Very Important
Mcannrei.'
New York, March 7—A special from
Ottawa, Ont., to the Journal of Commerce
says that the parliament of Canada will
be engaged until the end of the session
in the consideration of three of the largest
measures ever presented for its consider
ation since the inception of the Canadian
Pacific railway scheme. Ja»ies J. Hill, F.
H. Clergue and other promoters engaged
in securing charters, will superintend op
erations here. These measures are the
Crow's Nest Pass coal and railway project,
the Canadian Lloyds bill and the scheme
intended to complete a new transconti
nental route practically under government
control, and partially under government
ownership.
A hard problem which must be faced is
the acquisition by American capitalists of
the control of Canada's greatest indus
tries.
It is computed that the passing of the
Sydney (Cape Breton) steel and coal inter
ests into the hands of the American steel
syndicate means in effect that the Cana
dian treasury will be called upon to pay
direct tribute to the syndicate to the ex
tent of $15,000,000 a year under the bounty
law. The bounty expires in 1908. and if
the trust can put out 10,000,000 tons of
manufactured product in that period it will
cost the Canadian taxpayers $10,000,000 in
cash.
The situations is thus summed up: With
the Morgau-Rockefeller trust controlling
the iron and coal of the Atlantic seaboard,
■with Hill and Rockefeller controlling the
coal of the Crow's Xest Pass, with the
same combination directing the Midland,
the Soo and the Xanaimo (B. C.) enter
prises, the annexation of Canada's imlus
tries will be practically complete and
Canada henceforth a mere annex of the
American syndicate.
HANNA TAKES A HAND
TO BREAK \RBRASKA DEADLOCK
Mutt' Chairman I.iiiditay In Kxpeetrd
to Force the Bolters Into
the < uuciik.
Hew York Sun Soocfat Service.
Lincoln, Xeb., March 7.—The republican
legislative caucus has suspended opera
tions pending a conference in New York
city betveen Chairman Hanna and Vice
rhairman Payne. Mr. Payne is on his way
to Europe. He has just been in confer
ence at his home in Milwaukee with
Chairman Lindsay of the Nebraska repub
lican committee.
It is now predicted that after Hanna and
Payne have further communicated with
State Chairman Lindsay, the latter will
call the caucus himself and force the bolt
ers in under penalty of political and party
ostracism.
The following vote was taken to-day
Allen, 47*. Hitchcock, 47; D. E. Thomp
son. 36; Crounze, 9; Currie. 1C; Meikle
john, 29; Hinshaw, 22; Rosewater, 14;
scattering, 14.
PRAYED FOR THE BILL
Chaplain of Wigponxin'i Assembly
Snrprisett the Members.
Special to The Journal.
Madison, Wis.. March 7.—ln his prayer
in the assembly this morning, the officiat
ing chaplain. Rev. H. T. Colestock, Baptist,
pleaded for the passage of the anti-cigar
ette bill by the senate and returned thanks
that the assembly had seen fit to pass the
bill.
Among the bills reported for indefinite
postponement by the assembly judiciary
committee was the one forbidding mar
riage of divorced persons within a year.
The senate adopted the constitutional
amendment providing for the election of
the state superintendent of public instruc
tion In the spring, at the same time as
supreme court justices, and making the
term four years.
The Brunson bill, forbidding the solicit
ing of orders for oleomargarin by outside
concerns, was ordered to third reading in
the assembly after a lively debate.
Mr. Dahl's constitutional amendment al
lowing sheriffs to hold office for more than
one term was killed in the assembly after
a lone debate.
A bill understood to emanate from the
governor's office was submitted to the as
sembly judiciary committee giving the ex
ecutive power before signing any bill to in
vestigate the amount of money spent to
procure its passage. This is liftly to stir
up trouble.
GROVER WILL FIGHT
"Wife Xot to Have Her Decree With
out a Contest.
Kenosha, Wis., March 7.—The sensa
tional divorce case of Eva Beachel
Grover against Lucius H. Grover. in
which Mrs. May Butterson of Chicago is
named as co-respondent, is to have a
hearing in the circuit court at the coming
March term. It was understood by the
attorneys in the case that the divorce was
To be granted by default, but Grover has
decided to fight the case.
In ills answer Grover admit^the time
and nature of his marriage to Mrs.
Grover and tha-t he is the father of her
children. Beyond this he enters a denial
to every other allegation in the complaint.
SAVED~BY A CORSETS-AY
Mm. Harrington Survives a Murder
ous Attack by Her Hnitbaiid.
Special to The Journal.
Clinton, lowa, March 7. —Thomas Har
rington of Davenport, last night called
upon his wife at Big Rock, where she was
staying with a sister, and demanded that
she return home. She was about to com
ply, but he began firing a revolver at her.
Two shots missed, but the third struck her
in the side. A corset stay glanced the ball.
He then tried t6 flre on persons inter
fering, but his gun missed fire and he is
now in jail. He is a relative of Farmer
Burns, the wrestler.
OPPOSE~COLONEL SANGER
Platt and Depew May Prevent His
Appointment.
Washington, March 7.—Senators Platt
and Depew of New York are opposing The
nomination of Colonel Sanger for assist
ant secretary of war. Senator Platt says
Colonel Sanger is net a Consistent repub
lican. He thinks Sanger will not be ap
pointed.
PUT OUT THE
SECRETARY
Hawaiian Legislature Opens
With a Row.
HOUSE Olf ITS DIGNITY
Won't Let the iv,- l «Sb c /" <*rretary
Record the Proceeu- -' >
MEMBERS CHARGE INTIMIDATION
Hin\niiHu-< litin--i.- Im i:i«'«-l«'«l Speak
er of the Hoime—White Man
In the Senate.
Honolulu, March 1, via San Francisco,
March 7. —The first territorial legislature
of Hawaii began its sessions in Honolulu,
Feb. 20, and has been in session since.
.1. A. Akins (independent) a Hawaiian-
Chinese member from Kauai, was elected
speaker of the house and Dr. Nicholas
Russell of Hawaii, a white man, presi
dent of the senate.
On the third day. Secretary of the Ter
ritory Cooper was ordered out of the
house and escorted out by the sergeant
at-arms.
Acting under the section of the terri
torial act which provides that he shall
"record and preserve the laws and pro
ceedings of the legislature," Secretary
Cooper took a place on the floor with a
stenographer, to secure a record of the
proceedings.
Representative Beckley (independent)
offered a resolution requesting him to
leave. The resolution set forth that his
presence was a violation of the rule that
the three departments of government, ex
ecutive, judicial and legislative, must be
kept separate, and it was urged that Gov
ernor Dole had put Cooper where he was
to intimidate members by letting then:
see that the executive officer was taking
a stenographic report.
Cooper was declared by republicans to
be present as a representative of Presi
dent MoKinley, as he had been ordered
to transmit a report to Washington, but
even this plea did not deter the inde
pendents. After a long debate, they
passed the Beckley resolution by a vote
of 20 to 9, the nine being all the repub
licans in the house.
It is understood Cooper has asked
Washington for a ruling as to the mean
ing of the instructions giveu him to send
a record.
BIG HOME DEMAND
Enormous Consumption a Surprise
to the Most Sanguine.
IRON AND STEEL TRADE REVIEW
Employment Vp to the Middle of the
\ear Well Asanred— Steel.
• Market.
New York, March 7. — Discussing the
conditions of the iron and steel trade the
Iron Age says:
Evidence of the enormous consumption (.f
this country is appearing from day to day
and is a surprise to the most sanguine For
the time being it certainly disposes of the
doubts as to the possible effect of a sham
decline in our iron and steel export business
-Nothing has been heard as yet in regard to
this season's ore prices, but apparently the
trade has gone ahead with little reference to
what decision may be finally reached
While the heavy buying of pig iron for
steel-making purposes seems to have ex
hausted itself, the large consumers being
covered, there has been heavy trading in
foundry pig iron. The leading firms of pig
iion merchants report that their sales have
averaged close to lu,i>oo tons per day lately.
Not only the principal melters or iron like
the cast-iron shops and the malleable-iron
founders have been contracting for delivery
beyond the middle of the year, but the great
mass of small founders, too, have been pla
cing orders. This applies more particularly
to all the leading interior markets, tidewater
points having been relatively quiet. Prices
have advanced from 75 cents to $1 per ton
above the lowest point quietly made early
in February, and the market closes firm.
The large steel concerns seem to have turned
to melting stock for a further supply of raw
material, and a great deal of activity is re
ported in scrap antt in steel rails.
The steel market is still very bare and
premiums are quite generally paid for prompt
delivery over pool prices.
It is possible that the billet association
may this week decide that the lagging of
official prices catch up with the market. Th«
tendency of prices in rolled steel is distinctly
upward, and if continued, may force the
Inited States Steel corporation, when it takes
hold, to face a series of relatively high prices.
There is talk of lifting steel plates another
?2 per ton, and pipe has already gone up
2^s per cent.
The domestic consumption of finished ma
terial continues extraordinarily. As an ex
ample, the fact may be quoted that during
February, a short month, the American Steel
and Wire company received specifications ag
gregating 160,800 tons, the heaviest month in
its history. Like information comes from
The plate mills, the structural shops, the
sheet mills and the bar milla.
Our reports from the various distributing
markets indicate that work is still coming
up In a steady flow, so that employment up
to the middle of the year Is well assured.
The spring trade this year is certainly ex
ceptionally active in a^l heavy lines. We
shall not, therefore, for some time, feel the
decline in the export trade in iron and steel.
It is a different matter in the metals. Pres
ent' prices for copper would be out of the
question were it not for the enormous home
demand. The outlook for consumption in
Europe is undoubtedly a very severe blow in
all branches of the metal trade. This is
shown, too, by the way in which lead anJ
spelter are acting in Europe. It is of in
terest to note that the leading pig-lead pro
ducers here are negotiating with independ
ent producers to restrict production, since
stocks are getting heavy.
BRITISH CONTROL AGAIN
Officers Will Assist 1» Expedition
Against the Mart *Mnllali.
London, March 7.—Two British officer*
Major A. H. Tracy and Captain R. P. Cob
bold will start to-morrow for Adis Abeba,
capital of Abyssinia, to act as advisers to
the Abyssinian commander-in-chief Ras
Makonnen in his expedition against the
Mad Mullah, who has been causing a dis
turbance in northern Somaliland.
King Menelik's cons.ent to the presence
of British officers with his army is re
garded here as signalizing the restoration
in Abyssinia of British prestige, so long
overshadowed by Franco-Russian activi
ties,'
THURSDAY EVENING, MARCH 7, 1901.
TO KEEP IT TABLED
The Program of the Opposition to
Young's Resolution.
A CLUB HELD OVER THE SENATE
Such Action May Cause a Split
Between the Two
Houn.
Senator Young's early adjournment
resolutiou was not reached by the house
to-day, and may not be to-morrow, as the
reapportionment bill is a special order
for 10:30 a. m. to-morrow. But there nill
be music when the resolution is read. Its
Mends and foes lobbied industriously this
morning. Opponents of early adjournment
have been reinforced by a large con
tingent of members who'favor holding the
resolution up in the house until the sen
ate takes action on several important
bills. If the senators show any disposi
tion to dally and juggle with the oil in
spection bill, the primary election bill, or
the board of control bill, they say they
will hold the resolution on the table, and
use it as a club over the senate.
If this course is pursued, the entertain
ing spectacle of an open breach between
the two branches of the legislature may
ensue. The purpose of the opponents of
early adjournment is generally known,
and senators say that any attempt at
coercion on the part of the house will be
resented, and will result in bills being
blocked to a greater extent than if the
senate were left alone. The senate has
passed the early adjournment resolution,
they say, and has no further responsibili
ty in the matter. If the house does not
pass it, the house alone will be responsi
ble.
The program of the friends of early ad
journment is to force a vote aa soon as it
is read, and rush it through. From pres
ent indications, however, it will be held
up on the table for a few days at least.
NO STRIKE ON THE LAKES
TERMS WITH MARINE ENGINEERS
It In Said That Several Companies
Have Withdrawn From the
Association.
Chicago, March 7. —According to Presi
dent Peck of the local branch of the
Marine Engineers' association, the strike
of lake engineers is practically ended.
Several companies have withdrawn from
the association and made terms with the
engineers, it is said, and more are ex
pected to take similar action.
DELILAH'S TREACHERY
Notorious German Bandit In Cap
tared at l.iiKt.
JVeu- York San Sperial Service.
Berlin, March 6. —Kneisel, the notorious
robber, upon whom an Anglophobe news
paper lately suggested the emperor should
confer the decoration of the Black Eagle,
because his majesty had bestowed that
decoration upon Earl Roberts, has been
the victim of a Delilah's treachery, and
has been carotured.
He is charged with several murders. He
eluded the gendarmes and troops for six
months, and shot two of them. All the
peasants resisted the bait of 1,000 marks
offered for his capture, and they aided him
with food and shelter, even after several of
them discovered helping the outlaw were
severely punished.
Kneisel last Sunday appeared at a lonely
farmhouse near Geisenhofen. The vil
lagers arranged an evening dance and
drinking bout in his honor, when he
aroused the jealous anger of a young vil
lage girl, who for revenge went to the
nearest police station and betrayed him.
Police from Munich and Augeburg sur
rounded the farm. The farmer and his
wife were arrested. Kneisel, who re
mained alone ineide the house, refused to
surrender. The police fusiladed the house
for an hour, after which they stormed it.
The bandit fired a revolver at the police
men but failed to hit any of them. The
police returned the fire, wounding Kneisel
in the stomach and arm and smashing one
of his wrists.
EXTEND THE STRIKE
Coal Operators of All Illinois May
Be Involved.
*•«' TorH Sun Special Servie*
Springfield, 111.- March 7.—The United
Mine Workers served notice on the coal
operators of Illinois that unless the
operators grant the demands of the Wil
liamson county miners for an increase of
3 cents per ton in the mining scale, the
miners of the entire state will b« called
out on strike
CARRIENATIONISM IN THE SENATE.
A CHANCE FOR DARE
Elk River Editor May Become R. R.
Commission's Secretary.
MILLS WILLING TO COMPROMISE
Clausen Drop* Out and Is \"ow After
a Place on the Doard of
Appeals.
A. N. Dare of Elk River, former speaker
of the house, is in the race for secretary
of the railroad and . warehouse commis
sion. Judge Mills, who has been support
ing A. C. Clausen, has signified his will
ingness to drop ■ Clausen if the : other two
members will drop W. E. Verity and com
promise by selecting Dare.
The ex-speaker has not been an active
candidate, but since the deadlock in the
commission. Dare's name has been urged.
The Elk River editor is a man of consider
able influence, and independent in his ut
terances, even to the extent of editorially
endorsing S. A. Langum's recent "roast"
on the state administration: It is urged
that his selection would add strength to
the administration.
Clausen's backers have given up the
fight for the secretaryship, and are urging
the governor to recognize him by an ap
pointment on the grain board of appeals.
The governor is reported to be dissatisfied
with the dilatory work of the commission,
although the present commissioners were
elected by the people, and are independ
ent of the governor's office, they are iden
tified with the administration in public
opinion, and the governor believes he is
being held responsible to a certain extent
for their delay.
COLORADO MEN ARRESTED
Prominent People Accused of False
Prosecution.
lieur York Sun Special Service.
Louisville, Ky.. March 7.— W. Greer
I Campbell of Denver, president of the Con
; solidated Copper Mining company; Ed
gar Gordon Bennett, a Denver attorney,
and W. L. Beatty, a Cripple Creek mine
owner and operator, were arrested at the
Gait house on a warrant sworn out by P.
Gait Miller, president of the Bridgeford &
, Co. Stove Manufacturers, on a charge of
conspiring to institute a. false prosecu
tion against Robert Kilgore on an accusa
tion of defrauding the I)»orth Cumberland
Manufacturing company out of bonds.
They immediately gave a cash bond for
their appearance.
The case is the result of the purchase of
eastern Kentucky land for mining pur
poses, out of which grew the North Cum
berland Manufacturing company. It is
said that some time ago, Mr. Campbell
placed with Judge Thomas P. Hargis, ex
chief justice of the Kentucky court of ap
peals, who with P. Gait Miller, George W.
Miller and Robert Kilgore, was interested
in the company, $5,000 for bonds of the
manufacturing company. About four
weeks ago the gentlemen from Denver
came to Louisville to complete the ar
rangements and to get possession of their
property. When they demanded the bonds
Judge Hargis refused to deliver them.
They then demanded their money, and
Hargis turned over $3,500 and asked for
more time on the remaining $1,500.
DECISION FOR TIERNEY
(uurl Finds He Had 45 Majority for
Sheriff of Anoka.
Special to The Journal.
Anoka, Minn., March 7.—Judges Giddings
and Pond, before whom was tried the Ano
ka county shrievalty case, have united in
a decision awarding the office to Patrick
Tierney, who qualified the first of the
year. On the official count Tierney had
two majority over ex-Sheriff George Mer
rill, and the recount conducted by the
court gives him forty-five majority.
ALGER'S MODEL TOWN
Hid Syndicate Will Build a Second
Pullman in Florida,
JVow York Sum Special Service
Jacksonville, Fla., March 7.—General
Russell A. Alger, as head of the Alger-
Sullivan syndicate, will build .. a model
town near Pensacola, after the order; of
Pullman, 111. Three miles west of Flo
manton, near the Georgia-Florida line, an
immense sawmill, the largest in the south,
is to be erected by this syndicate.
REPORTED COFFEE CORNER.
Mew York, March 7.—Coffee traders are
looking with remarkable interest at the move
ment inaugurated by the | Lewisohns of this
city to control the surplus of the coffee crop.
The Coffee Trade j says | they are attempting
a corner. . The Lewieobns | say they, are sim
ply investing, and may hold the coffee two
«r three year*
MAY GO HOME SOON
Senate Session Will Undoubtedly
Close This Week.
NO ACTION ON THE TREATIES
Senator Prye I* He-elected Presi
dent Pro Tern-Morgan End*
. His Speech.
Washington, March 7. — number of
senators, who have talked with the presi
dent, express the opinion that the special
' session can be closed Saturday, and some
think that adjournment may be reached
to-morrow. ■■"-■r-~ '■'-'■ —' ■• .. ._■ ....^^^•■^n^^i^i.
Senator William P. Frye of Maine was
to be elected to-day president pro .tem
pore.
The reciprocity treaties were not dis
cussed in executive session, and it - now
appears that they will not be called up
this session. The committee on foreign
relations has not acted upon them.
The galleries were crowded again, but
I Vice - President Roosevelt's warning had ;
effect; there was not a ripple when he
entered the chamber. fIKSWI
Mr. Morgan finished his speech in sup
port of his resolution declaring the ab
orgation of the Clayton-Bulwer treaty.
"TEDDY" TO OPEN THE FAIR
lew Vice President Says He'll Visit
the TtviiiK in the Fall.
Washington. March 7. —"I'm going out to
Minnesota to open your state fair this
fall." was the announcement Vice Presi
dent Roosevelt made yesterday to a party
of rough riders.
"Well, we'll be your escort," chimed in
the visitors.
"Of course you will, my boys, of course
you will. I wouldn't accept any other
club," the vice president replied.
APPROPRIATIONS
j Review- of the Fifty-sixth Congress
From Both Side*.
Washington, March 7.—Representative
Cannon, chairman of the house committee
on appropriations, and Representative
Livingston, the.senior democratic member
of the committee; have prepared state
ments of the appropriations of the fifty
sixth congress. Both place the to
tal appropriations for the congress at
$1,440,022,545, placing ■ those for the first
session at $710,150,862, and for the second
at $729,911,683. Mr. Cannon publishes a
table showing the expenditures of the
previous congress were $1,568,212,637, and
Mr. Livingston makes a comparison with
the fourth congress which appro
priated $1,044,580,273. ,
In his statement Mr. Cannon says:
The increase over the apprgpriations
made at the first session of this congress
is less than $20,000,000 and this sum is
more than accounted for by the increase of
$10,124,450 made on account of the postal
service and by $13,513,057 in the bill that
provides for the maintenance of our naval
establishment and for the construction,
armor, and armament, of new ships of the
navy.
Mr. Livingston charges the large appro
priations to the military establishment.
Wanliiiiiftoii Small Talk.
Indian Agent Brennan left for Pine Ridge
last night.
Senator Clapp expects to start for home
to-morrow or Saturday night.
J. M. Johnson was to-day appointed post
master at Norwich, Page county, lowa.
Siver Hageson and daughter of Madelia
were presented to the president to-day by
Representative McCleary.
When the battleship Oregon is withdrawn
from the Asiatic station Secretary Long will
probably assign the battleship Wisconsin to
take her place.
A bulletin issued by the census bureau of
cotton ginning shows that the crop of 1899
was 9,645,974 commercial bales (balea as mar
keted), which is equivalent to 9,345,391 bales
of an average weight of 500 pounds.
Senator Kyle called on the supervising
architect to-day and urged that work be be
gun on plans for the public building at
Aberdeen. Changes will be made to con
form to the increase In cost, and the work
will be commenced about July 1.
The state department has beert officially ad
vised that the asphalt controversy has at
last been brought before the Venezuelan
courts. It is the intention of the state de
partment to let the controversy be tried out
before the Venezuelan tribunal.
National Committeeman Thomas H. Shev
lin took lunch to-day at the capltol, with
Senator Clapp. He left at 3 o'clock for New
York, where he will spend ten days. Thence
he will go to Albany to see hts mother. He
will reach Minneapolis about April 1.
Senator Gamble to-day escorted a delegation ■■
of-Yankton Indians to the Indian office.. The
delegation is here without departmental per
mission and * could not get transportation
home. On Senator Gamble's recommendation
they will now get it. '
Senator ■ Gamble; has requested that an In
dian . inspector be detailed to negotiate a
1 treaty with the Rosebud Indians tor the «es-
10 PAGES-FIVE O'CLOCK.
BRITISH LOOK FOR
EARLY SURRENDER
But There Is a Feeling That Even if Botha
Capitulates the Other Forces Will
Keep on Fighting.
Meanwhile the British Are Hard Pressed in a
Battle at Lichtenburg, and Boer Bands
Arc Still Active.
London, March 7.—-Replying to a ques
tion in the house of commons, to-day, Mr.
Balfour said there had been communica
tions between General Kitchener and Gen
eral Botha, but the government was not
in a position to make a statement.
SURRENDER SOON
Question Is Whether Botha Can Con
trol His Follower).
London, March —The conviction is j
growing in London that negotiations are
afoot.for the surrender of General Botha.
The sudden trip to Sir. Alfred Milner, the
Cape governor general, to Pretoria, is now
said to be directly concerned with an ap
proaching capitulation of the Boer forces,
not only in the Transvaal, but throughout
South Africa.
Negotiations are said to have been de
layed by General Botha's desire to con
sult with acting President Schalkburger at
Pietersburg and to make terms applying
to the whole Boer forces. But militating
against this is Lord Kitchener's doubt to
General Botha's ability to control General
DeWet and other leaders, as well as the
internal opposition General Botha is en
countering.
Will They Follow Botha i
One of the best informed South African
authorities, said:
We have little doubt that General Botha
will surender. The question now is as to
what forces he can bring with him. We have
private information tending to show that
Lord Kitchener and Sir Alfred Milner have
declined to accept his surrender on the basis
that he is merely an Individual commander,
rather than commauder-in-chief of the ene
my's forces.
General De Wet and General Delarey, as
well as the other leaders, will probably have
to be dealt with individually on similar
terms. If the negotiations with General
Botha reach a successful termination, it will
be—to use an expressive Americanism —"just
one of the bunch."
Boers Will Fight On.
The'war ofrrWiseems genuinely ■without
definite information regarding the exact
status. The great financial ..firms, whose
interests in South Africa are almost equal
to those of the government, believe from
their private advices that the present situ
ation is likely to result in the surrender
of Botha and the forces under his imme
diate command, while the other Boer units
will remain in the field.
BOERS STILL BISY
Bands Are Roaming ThrougU Cape
Colony.
Hew York Sun Special Service
Cape Town, March 7.—Sir W. Hely-
Hutchinson, the new governor of the Cape
Colony, arrived here on the steamer In
yati. He was welcomed at the docks by
the prime minister, the mayor and the
leading officials. He drove to government
house, where he was sworn in. His ar
rival excited little public attention. The
display of bunting was remarkably small.
Tie prime minister reports that since
crossing the Orange river General De Wet
has moved north of PhilHpolis.
Malan's scouts moved through Richmond
and came in contact with a patrol of sev
enty-four of Kitchener's scouts at Klips
Kraal on Feb. 26. After a sharp engage
ment, in which three of the patrol were
killed and many -wounded, the British were
forced to surrender to the 200 Boers sur
rounding them. Malan was last reported
at Modderfontein, south of Biesjes Poort,
where he fired upon a train. The Australi
ans on the train kept the Boers off. The
■ion of lands in Gregory county. He pre
sented the same request to the secretary of
the interior. It is probable that Inspector
McLaughlln will be detailed.
The total population of Alaska in 1900 as
shown by the returns of the twelfth census ia
63,592, as against 32,052 for 1890. This is an
increase in ten years of 31,540, or 98.4 pet
cent. There are two cities in the territory
which have a population of over 2,000, namely
Nome City, 12,486, and Skaguay City, 3,117.
Senator Gamble has urged the secretary of
the interior to use his good offices in having
the nomination of George B. Bennett of Rapid
City for register of t"ne land office at that
place again submitted to the senate. The
nomination was made .more than a month
ago, but was not reached in executive ses
sion.
Senator Gamble has been allotted Petti
grew's old committee-room in the main capi
tol building. Senator Dubois, the Idaho fu
slontst, had made a request for the same
room, but preference was given the re
publican. Senator Gamble's desk was re
splendent with flowers to-day, sent by South
Dakota friends.
RIPPER BILL SIGNED
Now Trouble May Continence in
IVniiNj'h aiila Citlea.
Harrisburg, March 7. —Governor Stone
to-day signed the Pittsburg "ripper" bill
and appointed James Moir, the present
mayor of Scranton, recorder for that city.
The bill provides a new charter for
Pittsburg, Allegheny City and Scranton,
abolishing the office of mayor and gives
the governor power to appoint a recorder.
The city officers have threatened to fight
the law, blocking all municipal business.
STUDENTS^SUSPENDED
Faculty of Lawrence University Ob
jects to Sunday Dancing.
Appleton, Wis., March 7.—Six students
were suspended from Lawrence university
to-day for dancing. Five were suspended
for a week, and one, a young woman, for
the remainder of the term.
The suspension was the result of dis
obedience of orders to close a dancing en
tertainment at midnight on Saturday last.
' Many of the students continued to dance
until 5 a. m.
OMAHA BREWER DIES.
Omaha, March 7.—Frederick' Metz, Sr., the
brewer, died to-day, aged 74 years. He was
one of the wealthiest oiea la the • state, . .
burghers are followed by a detachment of
Kitchener's scouts.
Colonel Gorringe has inflicted severe los»
upon Commandant Kritzinger, breaking
his force into three parts. The operations
are apparently resulting in Kritzinger be
ing driven eastward across the railway.
His exact whereabouts is not reported, but
500 Boers who occupied Pearson, probably
belong to Kritzenger's commando, aro
moving In the direction of Somerset East.
The British are pursuing them.
General Parsons has surprised and dis
persed both Schepers and Fauche's com
mandoes near Vleikuil. A portion of the
Boers are making for Oorlogos Poort,while
another body is breaking back into Zoe
tendals Valley in the northwest.
Apparently a small body of Boers is near
Yocamos, roaming about the country. For
ty-seven of them raided Pella March 3.
They took four prisoners and then left in
the direction of Xamies.
The number of Boer prisoners is 16,398.
Four hundred and twenty-seven have been,
released on parole.
The Boers who captured Peterston, on
the great Riet river, Sunday morning,
numbered 700 and had two guns. They are
still in possession of the town. The gar
rison consisted of twenty-five colonials and
fifty town guards.
WOMEN ARE FARMIXG
They Work While the Men Fifcht—
Boers Weary of War.
Aeu> York Sun. Special Service,
Cape Town, March 7.—A wagon filled
with women's wearing apparel has been
captured by Colonel Dartnell's column,
which is operating with General French.
It was found that Boer women were car
rying on farming operations and furnish
ing the commandos with supplies. These
women were sent to the nearest garri
sons.
Boers that have surrendered reiterate
that the only hope of the Burghers is the
intervention of some power' that was
promised by ex-President Kruger. If this
intervention is not soon forthcoming all
the Boers, it is said, will surrender. The
rate at which Boers are surrendering
proves that they are wearying of the war.
During General French's operations
some days ago, 400 were killed or captured
and 350 surrendered.
TERMS OF SCRHEXDER
Boers Demand Amnesty,, Assistance
and Pardon for Rebels.
now York Sun Special Scrvlc*
Pretoria, March s.—lt is said here in
Boer circles that the leaders of
the Burghers in the field will sur
render with a majority of their followers
if assured of amnesty and assistance in
starting life afresh, and if a free pardon
is granted to the rebels.
BRITISH HARD PRESSED
Fight All Day at Lichtenbnrg—Re
inforcements Are Sent.
London, March 7. —The war office has
received the following dispatch from
Lord Kitchener:
Pretoria, March 6.—Lichtenburg, being at
tacked by Delarey's forces, fighting contin
ued all day long. The garrison consists of
200 yeomanry and 300 Northumberland Fusi
liers, with two guns. Major Fletcher and
Lieutenant Hull are reported killed. I am
sending reinforcements.
DE WET HARD PRESSED
Boer Commander Is Reported to Be
Without GnnM.
Bloemfontein, Orange River Colony,
March 6. —It is reported that General De
Wet is now without guns and hard pressed.
Milner in Pretoria.
Pretoria. March 7.—Sir Alfred IV'.ilner, the
new governor of the Orange River colony
and the Transvaal, and General Kitchener,
have arrived here.
INTER-STATE FREE TRADE
IN CENTRAL AMERICAN COUNTRIES.
Decision of the Judicial Congress of
Delegates From All the
States.
Correspondence of the Associated Press.
Managua, Nicaragua, Feb. 15. —The Ju
dicial congress, composed of two delegates
from each of the Central American coun
tries, has declared that all exchange of
products among the states of Central
America shall be free of imposts or
duties.
STRIKE IS_SPREADING
1 Itlniatum of the Road Rejected by
Shopmen at Cedar Kanidi*.
Special to The Journal.
Cedar Rapids, lowa, March 7. —The Bur
lington, Cedar Rapids & Northern officials
this morning refused to treat with the
strikers unless they returned at once un
der the piece work system. This was
flatly refused by the men and at 10 o'clock
those in the car and paint shops walked
out and joined the strikers. It is reported
that the strike is to spread even farther.
The men are well organized and perfectly
orderly.
REVERSED BY KLEINOGEL
He Does Xot Indorte the Holbrook
Verdict.
Grand Councilor Thomas Kleinogel of
Fargo, reverses the decision and findings
of the jury of sixteen appointed by Min
neapolis council United Commercial Trav
elers, to try B. F. Holbrook, its ex-secre
tary on the charge of issuing an official
manifesto without official authority. This
was the circular issued by Mr. Holbrook
last fall advising members to work against
John Liind, because of his opposition in
congress to the 5,000-mlle ticket legisla
tion.
The affair created much excitement in
U. C. T. circles. The executive committee
appointed a Jury which returned a verdict
in favor of expelling Holbrook. Holbrook
appealed to the grand councilor.
Mr. Holbrook is succeeded as secretary
by A. \V. Crozier, chosen at a recent meet*
ing.

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