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THE MINNEAPOLIS JOTjfeflAL.
PRICE TWO CENTS.
DOGS OF WAR
Partition or Protection Is the
Issue in China.
RUSSIA MUST RECEDE
Otherwise the Concert of Nations
Will Be Broken. "
GREAT BRITAIN'S FIRM STAND
United 'State*' Demand for Justice
Coincide* With England**
Mmw York Sun Special Smi- via* \
London;' March S.—The peace of the
world is gravely threatened by Russian
designs upon Manchuria. j
Lori Lansdowne, ' British secretary of
state for foreign affairs, has torn the mask
from the czar's thinly veiled designs of
land grabbing, and in his uncompromising
protests has the active co-operation of the
Anglo-American ' protestations, couched
in the strongest terms possible to diplo
macy, are now being made at all the courts
of Europe, as well as at Tokio, though the
assistance of Japan has been ; counted
upon in advance.
Premier Salisbury's .stern declaration of
Great Britain's policy in the orient —"that
the territorial integrity of China must be
preserved at all hazards" will be adhered
to at whatever.cost.
Downing, street gives credit to Lord
Lansdowne for taking the initiative, but
the truth apparently is that Great Britain
and the United States have taken simulta
neous steps for Justice, which are now
assuming concurrent form.
Count Lauisdorn', spokesman for the czar
on Russia's foreign policy, is now the man
of the bour. Either Russia must publicly
recede from her attitude on Manchuria,
or the concert of the powers will be brok
en. If the latter, the gravest conse
quences are feared by diplomats.
Protection for or par'.itnon of China is
now the issue sharply and definitely plai-cd
before the world.
CHE( X Rl SSIA
Vntted State* and Kuftlaiitl Are
WurkhiK Huml in Hand.
London, March 9. — crisis has arisen in
far eastern affairs. Secret negotiations
are going on between the United, States
and Great Britain with a view to "thwart
ing what both governments appear to con
sider a determined attempt on the part
of; Russia .to plant herself, iy»rm an en Uy
in one of the richest tracts of the Chinese
empire. . . -A. <
Mr. Choate has received from Lonl
Lansdowne an important message declar
ing that Great Britain was not satisfied
with Russia's declaration regarding Man
churia, as delivered to Sir Charles Stewart
Scott, British ambassador at St. Peters
burg, by Count Larasdorf, and asking the
United States if it was prepared to take
joint action of such a decisive nature that
Russia would have no alternative but to
recede from her position.
Japan is relied upon to take a line in
harmony with the United States and Great
Britain. Germany, in spite of the Anglo-
German compact, Is remarked as rather
doubtful, owing to Emperor William's
friendship for the czar. France, of course,
will eide with her ally.
Lord Dansdowne Is using every effort to
bring the powers into line, in order to pre
sent to Russia such a menacing front that,
without any ambiguity regarding tempo
rary or other occupation, she may give up
all designs upon Manchuria.
>I VNCHIRIA C OWEXTIOX
It Op«m With a Promise and pro
vides for Control.
»«• Tork Sun Sptcial Servl—
London, March 9.—The text of the Rus
so-Chinese Manchurian convention is pub
lished here. The first article reads:
The emperor of Russia, being desirous of
manifesting friendly feelings, agrees to re
store Manchuria eompltely to China. Without
keeping in mind the fact of the recent war
fare in that province, the Chinese admin
istration shall be restored in all respects to
the status quo ante.
The remaining eleven articles specify
a Russian military occupation until the
indemnity is paid, confers on Russia the
exclusive training of the Manchurian
forces, forbid the importation of arms and
ammunition and forbid the granting of
mining, railway or other concessions to
non-Russian subjects in the Russo-Chinese
frontier provinces of lands outside of New
All the powers have advised China to
delay signing the convention. It is un
derstood that China will delay signing for
RISSIA IS IXNOCEXT
Ambassador Say* - She Hat Xo De
signs on Maiielmria.
Jfe*o Tark Sun Special Service
Washington, March 9, — Count Cassini,
the Russian ambassador, cannot under
stand the reports that Russia has ulterior I
designs in Manchuria. In an interview he
There ought to be no doubt concerning the
position of Russia in China affairs. It is
necessary.; for Russian military authority to
arrange; with the Chinese when reinstating*!
them in f authority a modus Vivendi to prevent
a recurrence of the disturbances near the
Russian frontier and insure protection of the
railway to : Port Arthur. Russia's policy has
shown that she does not contemplate seizing
HALT ON (.HAIIHIM.
United State* Semi* a Xote Favoring;
■ Concerted Action.
"Washington, March 9. —Secretary Hay
lias addressed a note to the Chinese gov
ernment,, a copy of which has-been fur
nished to all the great powers, asserting
that, in the opinion of the president, it
would be inexpedient, unwise and even
dangerous for China to enter into any
private arrangement regarding territory
with any government while the present
XO AXGLO-AMERICAX DEAL
Agreement With England la De
nieU in Washington.
Washington, March The United
States government has not entered into
any secret or open agreement with Great
Britain or any other individual power,
however strongly it may sympathize with'
the British desire. to insure Manchuria
Count Cassini, the Russian ambassador,
called at the state department to-day. It
is believed that he again asserted the
sincerity of Russia's purpose relative to
A Lft>7 Nicollet House Is Now
A MILLION INVOLVED
Messrs. Shattuck & Wood Planning
THE GILSONS WILLING TO SELL
Site Will tout $.100,000 and the
Hotel More Than Half a
A new Hotel Nicollet represented by a
mignificent nine-story building, fire-proof
and of modern construction throughout,
is the dream about to be realized by
Messrs. Shattuck & Wood, proprietors of
The entire proposition is in the air,
and a great many things remain to be done
before the new hostelry will be ready to
receive guests, but with two such enter
prising hotel men as Colonel C. H. Wood
and Ira H. Shattuck determined to have
such a property, there 19 little doubt but
that the "new Nicollet" is a go with a
Rumors to the effect that the entire deal,
including the purchase of the present
property and the erection of the new hotel,
had been closed, have been floating around
for several days. The fact is, however,
that the undertaking is such a stupend
ous one that Messrs. Shattuck & Wood are
making haste at an extremely slow pace.
They are eager to secure a new building.
and are willing to put a fortune into it,
but it takes a pretty big fortune to erect
a structure such as they think should
stand as the Hotel Nicollet of the future.
The land on which rue present building
stands or the "Nicollet House property,"
which of course includes the building
which would have to be torn down, is
worth about $300,000. The Misses Gilson,
heirs of the Gilson estate which c-ontrols
ihe property, do not care to improve it,
but are willing to sell it.
Nearly a Million.
The hotel which Messrs. Shattuck and
Wood want to see built would cost be
tween $500,000 and $000,000, which, with
the site, would represent an outlay of
nearly a million dollars. This is rather
more of a financial load than the partners
care to assume, and throufch a local in
vestment company they are now figuring
with eatsern capitalists to supply a por
tion of the money. This the Investment
company is confident it will secure when
the significance of the situation is under
If the new structure is built, it will
encroach on the ground now occupied by
a number of small stores towards Third
street from the Nicollet corner.
It is not believed there are any farther
details of interest to the public at this
time. Mr. Shattuck is at. present in Chi
cago, but before leaving the dry he in
formed The Journal that he had
nothing definite to give out concerning his
plans. Colonel Wood is still confined to
his room owing to his recent severe ill
ness, but he is slowly recovering his
The Hotel Nicollet has long been re
garded as "a gold mine" by hotel men.
a fact which coupled with the rapid
growth of the city and the anxiety of
eastern investors to secure investments
here, makes the building of the new
Nicollet only a matter of time.
The Nicollet house was opened with a
banquet on May 26. 1858. Judge E. B.
Ames presided, with Colonel Aldrich,
Judge Connell, D. Morrison, W. W. East
man. Judge Atwater, Joel B. Bassett Ed
ward Murphy, Henry T. Welles, James R.
Lawrence. B. F. Baker and J. B. Gilbert,
vjee presidents. Speeches were made by
the above and by Governor Sibley, E. M.
Wilson and others. It was a great event
THE CASHIER IS MISSING
BANK CLOSE AT MLES, MICH.
Receiver Is Placed In Charge of the
First -National—Depositor* 'i'
Niles, Mich., March 9.—The where
abouts of Cashier Johnson of the First
National bank, which closed Its doors yes
terday, is unknown. The other officials
of the bank do not know where he is. The
depositors of the bank are highly excited.
The following is a statement of the con
dition of the bank at the close of business
on Feb. 5, 1901, as shown by its report
to the controller:.-' Capital stock, $100,000;
surplus and undivided profits, $24,777;
circulation, •100,000; dividends unpaid,
$885. Individual deposits, $387,342- total
liabilities. $613,504. -■.. ■■
A special to the News from South Bend,
Charles A. Johnson, cashier of the First
National bank at Niles, was brought over
to this city yesterday in a livery rig. He
said he was going to Chicago, where he ex
pected to get all the money needed to
open the bank for business to-day. He de
clared the bank was all right, but had been
the victim of unfounded rumors.
Terre Haute Paper Takes Them Into
Terre Haute, Ind., March 9.—The Terre
Haute Evening Gazette, which for more
than a quarter of a century has been
owned by William C. and Spencer F. Ball,
announces the adoption of a co-partner
ship plan, under which regular employes
may secure a partnership interest. Five
[ per cent per annum and more, if the paper
earns it, is guaranteed, and also par for
their holdings whenever they retire from
the firm. '
CHINESE FROM HAWAII
They Say They Are Citizens and De-
in ii ii «1 Adminnlon.
San Francisco, March 9.—On board the
Pacific Mail steamship America Maru are
the two Hawaiian Chinese laborers who
have applied to be admitted on the ground
•that, being citizens of the islands, they
are citizens of the United States, or
Collector Stratton has detained the
men on the vessel pending advices from
BROUGHT BACK IN IRONS.
Special to The Journal.
Butte, Neb.. March 9.—Fred Bailey, charged
with attempt at criminal assault, who broke
jail Aug. 2.1, and was captured and escaped
from Armour Sept. 5, was brought here to
day in irons from Marshall, Mich. He will
be tried in April.
Wl NONA'S NEXT STREET FAIR.
Special to The Journal.
Winona, Minn., March 9. —The Winona
Street Fair association has decided to hold
its next fair Sept. 10 to 13. and has elected
the following officers: President, H. J. Wil
lis; secretary, John Rose; treasurer. Pml
SATURDAY EVENING, MARCH 9, 1901.
WORK ON BUILDINGS
Supervising Architect Will Soon
Prepare the Plans.
FERGUS FALLS AND ABERDEEN
lacrenite In ;the* Minneapolis l»o*t
ofllce Force In Expected— . . "
From The Journal Bureau, Room 45, I" oat
Washington, March —Supervising Ar
chitect Taylor will in a few days take up '
the preparation of plans for the buildings
for which increased appropriations were
authorized at the close of the session of
The limit of the cost of the building at
Fergus Falls has been increased to $100,
--000, and a like sum has been provided for
the building at Aberdeen, S. D.
At both these places sites have been
secured and plans and specifications will
be prepared at an early day, so that work
may be started during the coming season.
In Wisconsin, buildings at Eau Claire
and Janesville are to be constructed. No
site has been secured at the former place
and an advertisement will soon be issued
for proposals for property on which to lo
cate the building. At the latter place it
is probable that work may be begun next
summer, as Assistant Secretary Taylor
will see that no time is lost.
In many cases no work will be done un
til next year, owing to the rush of busi
ness in the supervising architect's office.
The delay will be in the south, however,
as in that section building can be done
all the year round, regardless of seasons.
Postmasters at first and second-class
offices throughout the country have been
requested to send in recomemndations for
promotions of clerks and increases - in
clerical forces in their respective offices
to take effect July 1. it is expected that
the Minneapolis and St. Paul offices will
be treated liberally this year in the mat
ter of alolwance of additional clerks. As to
promotions, it is said at the department
that they will be made on merit. The
usual addition made in each case .? is $100
per annum. Last year a number of clerks '
i in the Minneapolis office got increases for
faithful service and the appropriation for i
this year is large enough for the same
generosity on the part of the government.
—W. W. Jermane.
UMliiiiKton Small Talk.
• Senator Kyle will leave for home about the
middle of next week.
Senator Nelson has a boil on his neck which
prevents him from wearing a collar. As little
is doing in the senate he has not attended
the sesions for two days, but has remained
at home to perfect a cure of his affliction. 1
lowa postmasters appointed to-day: Mc-
Veigh, Van Buren county, P. P. McCready;
Paris, Linn county. Noble Whltacre; Ports
mouth, Shelby county, S. A, Bendon; Santi
ago. Polk county, F. T. Tomlinson; West
Point, Lee county, R. A. Gardner.
The office of postmaster at Grafton. N. D..
will have to be filled by a recess appoint
ment. Representative Marshall has not set
filed a recommendation, but Senator Hans
brough and he have had several conferences
about the selection of a man. The senator
sticks to Lieutenant Tharalson. He says if
any other man is appointed he will exercise
his right to scrutinize the selection carefully
when it is presented to the senate next win
Senator Kyle to-day presented to the secre
tary of the treasury more figures relative to
internal revejue collections in South Dak>ta
and North Dakota, which indicate that they
will aggregate nearly $400,000. This is about
$100,000 more than last year. Senator Kyle
thinks he will win out in his effort to have a
new district created.
I LUMBER YARD DEAL.
Special to The Journal.
Albert Lea, Minn., March 9.— J. C. Braln
erd, the Blooming Prairie banker, has pur
chased the lumber yard so long owned by the
Lamb Lumber company of La Crosse, and be
fore by John* Paul. Mr. Brainerd may come
here to reside.—The new 12-inch well is com
pleted and the two wells now furnish 1,218.50n
gallons of water every day, or sufficient to
supply the demands for some years to come.
The new well is 448 feet in depth.—The coun
ty treasury had in cash in one place and
another a total of $40,382.45 at the close of
business the last of February.—ln a pacing
race Conner's Ham Wright defeated Thomp
son's Don Juan in two heats out of three
and Nels Nelson's Crooked Nelg defeated
Conner's Belle Rouse, while Colvin's Ben
nette defeated Barlow's Polly Bancroft and
Johnson's Slippery Bill. —William C. Lawson
and Agnes C. Arnold were married, and Wil
liam Gibbs and Carrie Belle Allis had Judge
Blackmer of the probate court pronounce
them husband and wife, as did Thomas C.
Thompson and Mary C. Jensen. (
(iOINtt BACK FOR A NEW START.
Morgan Is Going to Europe
Next Mo*ss l
GOBBLE THE GERMANS
International Cartel to Regulate
Prices and Products.
LONDON IS FULL OF RUMORS
Reported Consolidation of the Pull
. man and the International
Sleeping Car Companies.
Mew Topk Sun Spec fat Service
London, March —The Daily Express
declares that an alliance is imminent be
tween American trusts and great commer
cial syndicates in Germany. A number of
the Mannheim-Bremen Petroleum Stock
company, one of the German agencies of
i the Standard Oil company, and J. Pier
pont Morgan, according to the paper, are
■the moving spirits in the plan. ' It says
that Mr. Morgan will meet representa
tives of the leading German syndicates
at a conference in Berlin in April. This
conference has already been arranged by
The Express prints a statement made
by an unnamed American millionaire who.
it says, has discussed a German-Ameri
can business union with principals in both
countries. He says:
We do not fear England in America nor
does Germany. We simply fear each other,
but the world is big enough for both nations
and the rival trusts are goiug to harmonize
their interests. Mr. Morgan will be here
in April. After he begins it will not be long
before an 'nternationa! cartel to regulate
prices and products will be formed.
Wo do not fear England, because her ma
chinery is obsolete and her men are spirit
less and ground to a low level by false union
ism. America and Germany are going to
stand together and dominate the world of
I think that one day the industries of the
entire world will be syndicated.
S!i-<-iiiiiu tar Trust.
Numerous rumors are flying about Lon
don concerning alleged impending finan
cial transactions in which American capi
talists are said to be associated. It is
reported that the Pullman Palace Car
company is negotiating with the Interna
tional Sleeping Car company of Europe
for taking over the latter's concerns,
franchises and entire equipment. Robert
T. Lincoln, president of the Pullman com
pany, i 3 represented as conducting the
negotiations by cable with the French
owners of the international company.
Ex-Prenident Is Reported to Have
Paused a Comfortable Niulit.
Indianapolis, March 9.—Former Presi
dent Benjamin Harrison, who is suffer
ing from an attack of intercostal neural
gia, passed a fairly comfortable r.ight and
at 10 o'clock this morning was reported
slightly better. The pain Is gradually re
sponding to treatment.
All GradeM of Retined Are Heriuced
New York. March 9. -All grades of re
fined sugar were reduced 25 points this
morning. • s
JUSTICE OF THE PEACE INDICTED.
Special to The Journal.
Shenandoah, lowa, March 9—Justice of the
Peace Ferguson has been indicted by the
grand jury charged with aiding gambling. He
fined thirteen young me:! who were indicted.
It is claimed he tried to hush the matter
up and went beyond his authority. Two bills
were returned against hiui. (
HORTON NOT NAMED
St. Paul Man Does Not Get Spanish
PLACE FOR W. E. FULLER OF IOWA
H«s 1«* Appointed AsKUtaiit Uloruey
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Special to The Journal.
! Washington, March 9.—State Senator
Horton will have to look for something
"equally as good," as the list of Spanish
claims commissioners sent to-day to the
senate did not include the senator. In
i the absence of Senator Clapp and Repre
sentative Stevens, Horton's principal
backers in the delegation, it cannot be
ascertained to-day what other office he
may be recommended for.
Washington, March 9.—The president
to-day sent the following nominations to
Members of the commission to carry into
effect the stipulations of article 7 of the treaty
between the United States and Spain: Wil
liam E. Chandler of New Hampshire, Ger
rit J. Diekema of Michigan, James Perry
Wood of Ohio, William A. Maury of the
District of Columbia and William L. Cham
bers of Alabama.
William E. Fuller of lowa, assistant at
torney general of the United States.
H. K. Butterfield, attorney for the eastern
district of Wisconsin.
Samuel W. Stratton of Illinois, director of
the national bureau of standards.
Former Senators John M. Thurston of
Nebraska, William Lindsay of Kentucky
and George Mcßride of Oregon have been
appointed members of the St. Louis expo
SULTAN HAS TROUBLES
Dissatisfaction Even Throughout
Nto York Sun Special Service
Constantinople, March 9. —Most of the
mosques in the city have been placarded
with announcements that foretell an up
rising for freeing the Musselmans from
the oppression of the government.
Besides the trouble in Macedonia, the
unrest in Amenia and the chronic dis
turbances in the Arah province of Yemen,
t there is much dissatisfaction with Abdul
i Hamid's government throughout Turkey
■ proper, ' and the • young Turks party 'is
I doing its best to foment the trouble.
Sofia, March 9. —The Macedonia commit
tee has summoned an extraordinary con
gress for March 21 to consider the com
plications in Macedonia. Great excite
ment prevails in Macedonia circles and ihe
expectation is that there will be lively
DEPRESSION IN GERMANY
Cologne Paper Predicts That There
Will Be Failures.
tietv York Sun Special Service.
Cologne, March 9. —The Gazette, in de
scribing the present crisis in the iron
trade in Germany, says some of the firms
already owe their bankers more than
their share of capital. If the present de
pression continues, the paper says, many
failures are inevitable.
ATTEMPTED EXTORTION FAILS.
Special to The Journal.
Algona, lowa, March 9.—George C. Call,
president of the Algona Savings bank, has
caused a special session of the grand jury by
turning over to the authorities a letter which
he received some time ago signed "Jack,"
in which he was asked to place $25,000 in a
designated place or forfeit his life. He thinks
he has a clue to the writer.
SIGHT DESTROYED BY HAT PIN.
Special to The Journal.
Dubuque, lowa, March 9.—Miss Mary Hein
gartntr met with a peculiar accident while
trying to remove her hat. She had a long hat
pin in her hand and in some manner stuck
It iv her eye, destroying the sight. It is
feared she will also lose the sight of the
RAILROAD BRIDGE CRIPPLED.
Special to The Journal.
Eddyville, lowa, March 9.—An ice flow
knocked the piers from under the lowa
Central bridge at this plane and all traffic
has been turned over to the Rock Island
and transferred by them to the Wab&sJ) until
the bridge can be repaired.
28 PAGES-FIVE O'CLOCK.
ALMOST BLINDED BY
KICKS AND TOBASCO
Cadet Kensel Is Compelled to Leave the West
Point Military Academy Because
He Was Hazed Until He Was Driven Into Con
vulsions—His Cries Smothered
With a Pillow.
low York, March 9.—A special to the
Press from Boston says:
Another victim of hazing in West Point
has come to light here through the resig
nation of Frederick Kensel as a cadet in
the United States military academy. The
reason given for Kensei's resignation is
failing eyesight. He entered West Point
The statement made by the family is j
that while standing on his head in a tent,
which was the rule for the "plebes" When
ever an upper classman entered, Kensel
was kicked in the right eye, possibly ac
cidentally, by an upper classman. He was
able to leave the hospital in a few days.
Soon afterward, while trying to swallow
a teaspoonful of tabasco sauce, he choked,
and it spilled over his handkerchief. He
was blindfolded with the same handker
chief and the sauce got into his eyes.
This compelled him to return to the hos
Three days after his discharge he was
AVERT MINE STRIKE
Prospect of Trouble in the Coal
Fields Grows Less.
AGREEMENT CONSIDERED LIKELY
CoiupauieN Pont Notices Continuing:
the Present. Scale Another
Scranton, Pa., March 9. —General Su
perintendent Rose of the Delaware & Hud
son Coal company to-day ordered the post
ing of a notice at the company's mines in
the Lackawanna and Wyoming valleys that
the present rate of wages will continue
until April, 1902.
At the office of General Superintendent
Loomis of the Delaware, Liackawanna &
Western company, it was stated a similar
notice would be issued to-day, and Cap
tain. May, general superintendent of the
Hillside Coal and Iron company (the Erie
iuih'jaU's -mi*to£ -interest) - said' hi^ com-
pany would follow the action laicen Y,y the
The Pennsylvania Coal company, and the
Ontario &'Western Railroad company, will
post notices early next week.
All this is taken as an indication that
the big coal producing companies will not
be represented at the Hazleton confer
ence next week, and that they are a unit
in favor of letting the present conditions
remain, thus averting the possibility of a
clash with the miners over the wages ques
Indianapolis, Ind., March 9. —President
John Mitchell of the Umited Mine Workers
of America, was asked, "Would a continu
ation of the 10 per cent advance by all the
operators be satisfactory to the miners?"
He replied, "It would not."
President Mitchell will leave for the an
thracite field to-night. Tuesday he will es
tablish headquarters at Hazleton.
Altoona, Pa., March 9.—The bituminous
coal operators to-day notified the miners
in convention here that they would with
draw their demand for a reduction of f»
cents in the price of pick mining. The
miners are now in secret session, arrang
ing a compromise proposition.
Wilkesbarre, Pa., March 9. —The notices
posted by the companies is the answer to
thfe invitation of the United Mine Work
esr to meet in joint conference at Hazle
ton next week. Thep resent scale of
wages is satisfactory to the miners, but
there are a number of other things that
remain unsettled, such as pay for dead
work, timbering, etc. The miners say
these grievances can be settled only by a
PAROLE.S FOR SIX
Prison Maiinseri* Finish the Work
of the March Meeting.
Special to The Journal.
Stillwater, Minn., March 9.—Before ad
journing last evening the board of prison
managers received about thirty applica
tions for paroles. Six were granted and
action upon others was deferred for the
purpose of investigation. The bond of H.
W. Davis, clerk of the prison, was ap
proved The Bon Ami bowling club held
its regular weekly meeting last night.
Dr. Chance's team winning the evening's
contest. The highest score, 170, was made
by Dr. Chance.
Village and town elections throughout
the county will be held on Tuesday. There
is much rivalry for the officers, and in one
town there are five or six tickets.
Charles Guse, prosecuted for assault by
John Seenian, was discharged, the evidence
being insufficient and showing the com
plainant not to be altogether blameless.
Company X's basket ball team Is ar
ranging with the second team of the agri
The local flour war has been called off
and prices restored to the old notch. It
broke out between the milling company
and retailers and peace was proclaimed
upon the dealers agreeing to sell the home
J. W. Laurence, late clerk at the prison,
left for his home in Minneapolis, this
morning. He will engage in the manufac
ture of a new ecytelene gas machine and
may establish a small factory in Still
SALOON FIGHT IN PROSPECT.
Special to The Journal.
Canton, Minn., March 9. — The village
caucus placed in nomination the following:
President of the village, J. Dunford; coun
cilmen, J. Larson, J. Daily and H. P. Mit
son; recorder, R. W. Bosworth. A bit
ter fight is looked for on the saloon ques
tion at the election to be held on Tuesday,
KNEEDLES SELLS HIS PAPER.
Special to The Journal.
Boone, lowa, March 9.— H. S. Kneedles, edi
tor of the Republican, has sold bis plant and
subscription list to Boys & Loorais of At
lantic for fIO.OOO. Mr. Kneedles Is editor of
the Optimist, the only magazine published in
this state. He will devote his entire time to
Special to The Journal.
Grantaburg, Wls., March 9.—Cohen Bros,
have been arrested for Illegal liquor selling.
Detectives secured the evidence. Other ar
ttsta will follow.
again in the hospital—the report shows
with 'stomach trouble." This Is what
happened to him according to his own
He was compelled to eat a great quan
tity of rice, a couple of boiled cabbages,
sixty-three prunes and to do 150 "eagles."
This drove him into convulsions, and a
pillow or blanket was placed over his face
so that his cries could not be heard.
On account of his physical condition and
the trouble with his eyes, which necessi
tated an operation, he was not able to do
his full duty in the academy and he had
Kensel was appointed by Congressman
McCall in 1899. He is the son of the late
Colonel Kensel, an old army officer who
graduated from West Point, in the fifties.
Colonel Kensel served in the Fifth United
States artillery in the civil war. In the
Spanish-American war Kensel, Jr., served
in Company E, First Massachusetts heavy
A BAN ON TOLSTOI
Holy Synod Excommunicates Him
From the Russian Church.
FOR ANTI-CHRISTIAN TEACHINGS
Actioii to Guard the Children of the
1 hurcli From Being Led luto
St. Petersburg, March 9.—The official
orgaa of the holy synod to-day publishes
the formal excommunication of Count
Tolstoi, the Russian novelist and social
reformer, which was announced early in.
the year, as follows:
Iv its solicitude for the children of the or
thodox church to guard them from being led
into corruption, and in order to save those
who have gone astray, the holy synod has
deliberated upon the anti-Christian and anti
ecclesiastical teachings of Count Leo Tolstoi
and has deemed it expedient, in order to
preserve the peace of the church, to issue
a circular dealing with the v, resies of Count
Leo Tolstoi. The circular i- a* follows:
Count Leo Tolstoi, to the griff ,yj4 iowor
of the whole orthodox world, has by speech
and writing unceasingly striven to separate
himself from all communion with the ortho
dox church, and this not only clandestinely,
but openly and in the knowledge of all per
sons. All attempts to dissuade him from this
conduct have proved without avail.
Consequently the orthodox church no longer
considers him to be one of its members, and
cannot regard him as such as long as ha
does not repent and become reconciled to the
elvureh and pray the Lord to restore him to a
comprehension of the truth.
We pray thee, therefore, O merciful God,
who does not desire the death of a sinner, to
hear us, have mercy on him and restore him
to thy holy church. Amen.
WATER MID LIGHT
Shufeidt of Minneapolis Submits a
Proposition to Excelsior.
Special to The Journal.
Excelsior, Minn., March 9- —P. S. Shu
feldt of Minneapolis will submit a propo
sition to the village council to put in a
complete system of waterworks and light
ing plant, the combined cost of which will
be about $20,000. He will upon comple
tion turn both plants over to the village
and if they work satisfactorily will accept
in payment twenty%year bonds at a low
rate of interest. Another Minneapolis
company is anxious to put in an elec
tric light plant and will make application.
to the council for an exclusive franchise
running for twenty years.
The keel of Captain John R. Johnson's
new steamer has been laid in St. Albanu
bay. Work will be pushed in order to
have the boat completed in time for the
George Morse of Seattle, -who spent sev
eral months with his parents in Excel
sior, has returned west.
Harley Bennett has gone to Prosser,
Wash. He will return in a few days in
company with ins parents, who spent the
winter on the coast.
Why lowa Soil Hub \o Gold or Oil
Deposits of Value.
Ames, lowa, March 9.—Professor Samuel
Calviu, state geologist, who has been as
sisted in field work by Professor S. W.
Beyer of the lowa state college at Ames,
has prepared his annual report, which con
tains a long answer to theorists who have
time and again sprung Btoriea of the ex
istence of oil, gaiT, gold and other prec
ious minerals In lowa, and by them have
created agitations and, in one or two in
stances, actual preparation for the de
velopment of these properties wherever
they might be. The geologists report i»
on explosion of these theories and shows
by an elaborate discussion of geological
formations, why it Js impossible for large
Quantities of gases, oils or minerals of the
precious variety to exist on lowa soil.
G«s has been discovered in Dallas and
Guthrie counties, and in other parts of the
state, but not in considerable amounts.
There has been renewed agitation because
of a recent report of the discovery of oil
in the south, but it has not been shown
that any of the properties tapped will be
remunerative. As to gold and other prec
ious minerals the report will show that
these exist only in surface deposits and are
so scarce that if a man panned gold for
something like a month, he might hope to
glean a few dollars, and nothing more.
There are no formations of domes or bowls
in the hard rock at distances below the
surface that will enable oil or gas to col*
All the Pending .Nominations Hay«
Washington, March 9. —The senate to
day confirmed all pending nominations and
at 1:55 p. m. adjourned without day.
SUGAR DIRECTOR DEAD.
New York, March 9.—A dispatch announces
the death in Paris of F. O. Matthiesen, a di
rector of the American Sugar Refining com
pany, the Standard Distilling and Distribut
ing company and several other corporations.
His —Your son is borne from coN
lege, is he? It must give a young matt
a lot of mental tralnin'.
The farmerWell,'he don't seem to bt
overtrained, . . . :. ■13fKi&
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