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THE MINNEAPOLIS JOURNAIg
PBICE TWO CENTS.
NO SIGN OF
Lord Kitchener's Silence Is
HOW ABOUT ARMISTICE?
Kitchener Reports General French
in Active Operations.
GEN. DE WET GETS FRESH HOLD
He 1» Moving Into a. Region Where
He I* Expected to Get
l«Ondon, March 15. —A dispatch from
Lord Kitchener, issued this morning, is
so studiously silent on the peace negotia
tions that it leads to the conclusion that
nothing has been accomplished of a suffi
ciently definite character to justify offi
cial support to the view that the war is
Nor do General French's movements in
dicate a cession of hostilities, although
possibly, as no date is given, his captures
were made before the armistice.
Lord Kitchener's dispatch, which is
dated at Pretoria last evening, says:
De Wet has reached Seuekal on his north
French, in addition to .his previous success
es, reports forty-six Boers killed or wounded,
146 taken prisoner and surrendered, with Si>o
rifles, 3,700 rounds of ammunition, 2,400
horses, 2,500 cattle and 400 wagons and carts,
besides mulcts and trek oxen.
Methuea has arrived at Warrenton from
Klerksdorp, bringing in prisoners and cattle.
The weather is wet, delaying the move
ments of the columns
De We* Active.
A dispatch from Pretoria, after noting
General De Wet's arrival at Senekal. Or
ange River Colony, says that tlwugh he
has only a small following, De Wet i*>
nearing a district where he is likely to
receive considerable reinforcements and
probably intends to pick up roving bands
of republicans, who are ever present iv
the Dornberg and Korannaberg districts.
General French, the dispatch adds, had
been detained by swollen drifts iv the
Pietretief district, but is now able to
A dispatch from Cape Town reports that
Schepper's and Milan's commandoes have
turned southward and are now within
forty miles of Willowmore. and that the
British are following them.
Boera Captnre Horses.
Adelaide, Cane Colony, March IJ.—Kritzin
ger's commando is working northward and
has eluded three British columns. Kritzin
ger't men Tiaye carried off all the horses in
the Albany district, for which, as they were
registered. Great Britain will have to pay
$50,000. The raiders were civil to the in
habitants of the district, though they com
mandeered their horses and goods. They
did not indulge in the wanton destruction
of property, and in many cases offered cash
for the food they obtained.
Shot the Prisoner*.
London, March 15.—A dispatch to the Cen
tral News from Durban says that a refugee
from Klerkadorp states that General Delarey.
after General Methuen defeated him at Harst
deesfonteln, had five prisoners shot. Two of
them were British and three were Dutchmen
who had taken the oath of neutrality. They
had been previously arrested at Klerksdorp
for refusing to fight against the British.
Boers Cnt the Wires.
Cape Town, March 15.—The Boers having
cut the wires, telegrapic communication be
tween the eastern provinces and Natal is in
PAPERS IN THE ASSOCIATION
Times Herald, Tribune, News, Rec
ord, Post and Journal Are
Special to The Journal.
Chicago, March 15.—A strike of the
pressmen on the daily papers in the Pub
lishers* association in Chicago was ordered
last night by the executive board of the
International Printing Pressmen's union
because of the refusal of the Publishers'
association to take action upon the dis
charge of union pressmen employed on
the News and the Record. The newspapers
affected were the Chronicle, the Times-
Herald, the Tribune, the Record, the News,
the Journal and the Post.
The Inter Ocean and the Chicago Amer
ican were not affected, as the pressrooms
of both papers are conducted by union
pressmen under agreement with the or
The management of the Chronicle later
signed the agreement presented by the
union, and by its action it is out of the
H. H. Kohlsaat of the Chicago Times-
Herald refused positively to sign the
agreement, and the pressmen of that pa
per did not go to work. Manager Dillon
of the Tribune also declined to sign the
agreement, and the Tribune pressmen did
not return to work. Pickets were sta
tioned around the office.
It was said that an agreement existed
among the publishers whereby the Times-
Herald and the Tribune would be printed
on the Record presses, but this was balked
by the non»-union pressmen on the Record,
■when they refused to have anything to do
■with either the Tribune or Times-Herald
editions. They make no objection to run
ning out the editions of the Record and
WON'T MARRY HIS NIECE
In Pact Depew Has So Idea of Mar
>"etc York San Special Service.
Washington, March 15.—"My feelings al
ternate between mirth and anger when I
think of the report that has been bo wide
ly circulated that I am to marry Miss
This statement was made by Senator
Chauncey M. Depew when questioned
about a printed report that he was to
marry Miss Paulding, his niece, whose
engagement to Lieutenant Edie of the
navy was recently broken.
When the senator was asked if he in
tended in the near future to assume mat
rimonial relations he laughed and said:
"I do not. No such thought occupies my
GOLD RECORD BROKEN
Gross Gold in the Treasury Yester-
d»> was *4.s2,in:t.oi::i.
Washington, March 16. —The gross gold
in the treasury yesterday amounted to
$482,013,023, compared with $416,218,209 at
the same period last year. Yesterday's
figures break all records. The increase in
the gold holdings of the department dur
ing the year has been $66,294,814.
At the department it is said the prospect
is that the gold holdings will continue to
increase at the rate of probably $5,000,000
a month until the new revenue law goes
into effect. Treasurer Roberts thinks that
this will check only the growth of the
gold holdings. He does not believe that
the decrease in the receipts will diminish
Uie amount of gross gold.
There Are Serious Differ
ences Over Manchuria.
England Can't Afford War and Ger-
many May Grab, Too.
HAGUE CONFERENCE SUGGESTED
Serious Trouble - l» Feared at Tien
tsin Between EnglUh Hud '. .
Mew York Sun Special Service
London, March 15. —The Vienna corre
spondent of the Times affirms that there
are serious differences in the European
concert arising from the Manchurian ques
tion. He says that the relations between
St. Petersburg and another European cap
ital are unquestionably strained, though
it cannot be proved that an acute con
flict will ensue. It is inferred from the
dispatch that the correspondent does not
allude to London.
He hints of the possibility that China or
Japan will propose to submit the whole
question to The Hague conference.
He adds regarding the Chinese in
demnities that it seems to have been de
cided that ail the nations will be treated
alike, each receiving some compensation.
Chinese \ ieeroj* I'rotest Against
Ifetv York Sun Special Service
Shanghai, March 15.—Russia's treaty
with China in regard to Manchuria still
excites the liveliest comment among the
Chinese statesmen here. Viceroys Liv Kun
Vi and Chang Chin Tung have united with
Sheng, director of posts and telegraphs,
in sending many urgent telegrams to the
court protesting against the compact.
Sheng said to-day: ,;,,V
"I believe that will mean the beginning
of the partition of all China if it is
Chinese leaders say that Russia has
forced its demands upon China and that it
is not a compact but really an ultimatum
from the czar.
TROI'BLE AT POATE
Armed KuttiuiiN Work Havuc—Appeal
to ihe Allies.
A*» York San Special Servio*
Peking, March 15. —A report has reached
j here that over 2,000 armed ruffians from
: Tientsin have congregated in the Paote
district, about seventy miles to the east,
and are working havoc right and left. The
city gates of Paote have been closed and
the place is defended from the walls. A
delegation of residents arrived at Tientsin
and requested afd from the foreign troops.
This report gives a fair indication of the
condition in some of the outlying districts.
Earl Li, however, has almost determined
to submit to the Russion demand, believ
ing that the good will of Russia is better
than empty promises and advice from the
Former Minister Tree Looks for
Tronble in the East.
i Aetb York Sun Special Service.
Chicago, March 15. —Lambert Tree of
this city, former United States minister
to Russia, is inclined to the opinion that
the war cloud risen out of the recent
Manchurian convention and lowered over
Russia and Japan, is likely to splatter
the orient with the blood of soldiers. It is
full of ominous warning, he thinks, and
will not bldw away in a day or two, as
European war clouds have recently fallen
into the habit of doing.
CAN'T AFFORD WAR
England Has Troubles Enough—
Germany Ready to Grab.
/T<MO Tone Sun Special Service
London, March —The Anglo-German
agreement operates as a safeguard against
war scares, and it is known that these two
governments will stand together if Russia
breaks up the European concert, and that
Germany is more likely to follow the Man
churia precedent than to offer armed re
sistance to it. '
In any event. England will not fight
j over China when the chancellor of the
! exchequer is at his wit's end to know how
to cover deficits, caused by this year's
and next year's war chests.
Trouble In Imminent at Tientsin Un-
less the Russians Retire.
Tientsin, March 15.—The British and
Russians are disputing over the limits of
railway property in the Russian conces
sion, and the guards of the two nations
are in close proximity to each other.
The British have been strongly rein
forced, and trouble is imminent unless the
MUCH LIKE INDIA
Position of Manchuria Under the
Washington, March 15.—Such informa
tion as has come to the officials indicates
that the Russian agreement on its face
shows a return of Manchuria to China.
But this is accomplished upon conditions
imposed upon China and it is understood
that these conditions, in effect, establish
a Russian suzeraiftty over Manchuria,
with a Russian official occupying the chief
executive position, quite similar to that
of the British viceroy of India. It is said
that if the present agreement is consum
mated Manchuria will be much in the
same position of one of the Indian states,
having a certain degree of independence
and yet conforming all its actions to the
supreme authority over it.
Witlidrntvlng- the Troops.
Washington, March 15.—General Ohaffee has
notified the war department that he has com-
pleted arrangements for the movement of the
American military force from China. The
movement will begin the latter part of April.
It is expected that the withdrawal will be
completed by May 1. The legation guard for
a time will consist of but two companies of
infantry and will later be reduced to but
Trust Reduces the Price of No. 1
Keflned Five I'oiiitx.
N«w York. March 15.—The American
Sugar Refining company to-day reduced
the price of No. 1 refined five points, to
-Victor Emden, son-in-law, of Ben Aarons
of Minneapolis, has * been promoted to a
$1,900 position ♦in the Philippines, and will
leave Washington on the 2Oth-inst. His new
place will be in the ; Philippine postal * ser
vice. Emden ;- is a ■ Minneapolis man and
came to Washington to take- a position in
the: postoffice: department, several- years ago.
FRIDAY EVENING, itfARCH 15, 1901.
STOP THIEF! STOP THIEF!!
Don't They Need a Bigger Policeman on That Beat?
IN GRIGGS' PLACE
Report That John G. Johnson Has
Been Offered the Position.
IS A LAWYER OF PHILADELPHIA
He Refntteo to Deny or Admit That
He Will Be the Attorney
Philadelphia, March 15.—A report is in
circulation that John G. Johnson, a lead
ing member of the Philadelphia bar, has
been offered the portfolio of attorney
general in President McKinley's cabinet.
Mr. Johnson said:
If I had been offered such a position in
President McKinley's cabinet 1 would not say
so. 1 do not want nYy refusal to answer the
question, however, to be construed as a de
nial that the position has been offered me. I
refuse either to confirm or deny the report.
Mr. Johnson has never taken an active
part in politics.
HIS STRING DIDN'T HOLD
MEIKXEJOHN GETS A SURPRISE
He Understood His Resignation De
pended on the Result of the
Haw York Sun Special Sarvlc*
Lincoln, Neb., March 15. —The appoint
ment cf Colonel Sanger as assistant secre
tary of war was an unexpected and severe
blow to Mr.' Meiklejohn. His resignation
has been in the hands of the president for
some time, but it was with the under
standing that it should not take effect till
after the Nebraska senatorial contest had
ended. Much of Mr. Meiklejohn's strength
in the present contest lay in the fact he
was generally understood to be the ad
minstration's choice and his decapitation
coming just now, when he has been the
object of considerable pdunding may force
him out of the race. Here in Nebraska it
is understood that he has been persona
non grata to Secretary Root, and the ac
ceptance of his resignation is charged to
be the result of influences exerted by
Rosewater, his principal rival in the North
The charge is made by republicans that
National Committeeman Schneider has
withheld instructions from Senator Hanna
intended to break the senatorial deadlock.
The following message has been sent to
Senator Hanna by members of the legisla
We apprehen.l that communication or ad
vice from the national eoinmittoe to the
republican members of the legislature has
been withheld for reasons unknown to us and
would ask your committee to communicate
direct with the republican members and fully
advise us of such matters as you think
best to end the senatorial struggle. Bight
more days of session; we mast act soon.
Mr. Schneider has issued a statement
denying that he had withheld instructions
or that he was a candidate for senator.
WOLSELEY TALKS BACK
HE REPLIES TO LORD L,A\SDOWNK
He Shin It I/oaks Like an Attempt
to Divert Attention From
London, March 15.—The house of lords
was unusually crowded to-day in antici
pation of the reply of Lord Wolseley, ihe
former commander-in-chief, to the criti
cisms of the former war secretary. Lord
Lansdowne, now secretary for foreign af
Lord Wolseley said it almost seemed as
if the personal attack was made to divert
attention from the question at issue, ami
to throw upon the commander-in-chief
blame for the mistakes made by the gov
ernment. Until the recent debate he had
never had reason to suppose that he did
not possess the full confidence of Lord
Lansdowne and the cabinet.
He had made every effort to improve the
auxiliary forces. In February, 1896, he
recommended that additional troops be
sent to South Africa and recommended
strengthening the Natal garrison and the
defensive occupation, not of the town of
Ladysmith, but of Biggarsberg -range,
which was twenty-five miles in advance of
Ladysmith. He never considered Lady
smith and its surrounding hills to be ten
In common with all the other authori
ties, he had under estimated the lighting
power of the individual Boer.
NO MINERS' STRIKE
Workers Are Expected to Accept the
TO CONTINUE PRESENT SCALE
I . :—_j*—: . ■•c'r' r •
Report of the Miner*' Scale Com
mittee "Will Be Completed
This Afternoon. •
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Hazleton. Pa., March MW—The United
Mine workers' scale committee is expected
to report this afternoon and the conven
tion will then be prepared to meet
operators in a. joint conference.
Notwithstanding that the operators
have practically refused to attend the
conference, it is not thought that there
will be a strike. The vote on the wage
schedule, it is expected, will be in favor
of accepting the renewed offer of the
operators of a continuance of the 10 per
DEMAND FOR THE STOCK
GT. XORTHERX MAKES A RECORD
Circular Regarding- the Increase in
Capital Will Be Issued in a
Special to The Journal.
New York, March 15.—The Great North
ern in a few days will issue a circular to
stockholders regarding the increase in
capitalization. More than this, the offi
cials at headquarters to-day would not dis
close, in the absence of President Hill,
who was detained uptown by business.
In well informed circles it is reported
that the subscription rights will be ex
ceedingly valuable and' probably amount to
$25 per share to the present holders of
Great Northern stock.
There was a brisk demand for Great
Northern on the stock market this morn
ing, doubtless prompted by the forthcom
ing rights. The stock sold up to 208, the
highest i>rice on record.
Wis. Legislature Votes Them Down
and Adjourns Till Monday.
Special to The Journal.
Madison, Wis., March 15.—A bill reap
pcrtioning the state into assembly districts
was reported to the legislature to-day by
the joint commission on apportionment.
The districts stand as fixed a week ago,
with Sheboygan, Portage and Wahvorth
counties reduced one member each.
The senate killed the bill providing for
the seizure of game cocks and dogs. Sev
eral minor bills were passed by both
Adjournment was taken to Monday
night, a fight in the assembly for a Sat
urday session oeing defeated. Governor
La Follette to-day issued his proclama
tion appointing May 3 as Arbor Day.
The joint committee on claims heard
arguments yesterday afternoon on the
New Richmond relief bill, which provides
for the release of that city from $21,000 in
bonds held by the state.
A delegation headed by Dr. P. W. Eply,
New Richmond, appeared before the com
mittee. They explained the situation with
such effect that the committee decided
without further discussion to recommend
the passage of the bill.
The joint committee on claims, of which
Senator Mills of Superior is chairman and
Senator Mosher of New Richmond is a
member, gave a hearing on the inter
state park bill, calling for an appropria
tion of $10,000. The delegation from St.
Craix Falls, Harry D. Baker, secretary of
the commission, to acquire the lands, 'A.
Isaacson and George Thompson, vrere en
tertained by Representative Eri,kson, \V.
G. Wheeler of Janesville, chairman of
ihe commission to acquire, and first ap
pointed United States district attorney,
was on hand, also George H. Huzzard of
St. Paul. From the general inierpst man
ifested it is apparent the interstate park
has many warm friends among the sena
tors and representatives, and that a fa
vorable report can be anticipated.
A. E. ROSE APPOINTED
North Dakotan 1* Receiver at St.
"Washington, March 16. —The president
has appointed Albert E. Rose of North Da
kota receiver of public moneya at Saint
CUT DOWN TIMBER
C.' f" —
Leech Lake Indians' Complaint
CAPTAIN MERCER'S EXPLANATION
He Nh>« He Has Shut Lp Two Camps
Where Green Timber
Washington, March 15.—Complaint was
received at the interior department to
day from Indians on the Leech Lake res
ervation that green lumber is cut by dead
and down contractors. It was forwarded
by Captain Mercer, who added an explan
ation of his own.
He stated that green timber was cut in
two camps, and he immediately shut them
up. In other camps only such green tim
ber is cut as is necessary in making roads
to camps. Captain Mercer reiterates his
intention to hold the purchasers of dead
and down timber to the strict letter of
Secretary Hitchcock has recently told
several callers that it is his intention not
to-approve the sale of timber land on the
White Earth reservation until the pur
chasers chow proof that there was not
collusion in the bidding.
Washington Small Talk.
The controller of the currency has dp
proved the First National Bank of Minne
apolis as a reserve agent for the First Na
tional Bank of Harvey, N. D.
Representative Tawney has been notified
that three rural free delivery routes will be
established at Chatfleld and one at Lanesboro
in Fillmore county on May 1.
Postmasters appointed to-day: Minnesota-
Reeds, Wabasha county, R. X. Smith; South
Branch, Watonwan county, G. W. P. Rathke;
Victoria, Polk county, O. G. Espeseth. lowa
—Lincoln, Grundy county, J. Alberts.
Therou J. Mclntyre of Montana has been
reinstated as a member of the commission
to negotiate for the cession of the Crow and
Flathead lands in Montana at $8 a day. Mc
lntyre resigned two months ago to serve in
the Montana legislature, which recently ad
A special dispatch to the Washington Post
from Rockville, Md., has thi3 item, of in
terest to South Dakota people: "Word has
been received here of the marriage of Miss
Sadie Bradley, of Potomac, this county, to
Henry Schoenthal, of Crow Creek, S. D.'.The
ceremony cook place last week, at Mitchell,
S. D., and is said to have been a runaway.
The bride is the second daughter of Mr. and
Mrs. George Bradley of Potomac. The young
couple will make their home in South Da
DISCIPLINE THE TIMES
Committee Reports on Publication
of Civil List.
A'to York Sun Special Service
London, March 15. —What Is denom
inated in some quarters as a scandal has
been provided by the Times. The Times
yesterday, printed from an undesignated
source, a summary of the government's
proposals regarding the king's civil list,
showing that the total amount suggested
to the committee by the ministers as the
future annual allowance of the sovereign
was £470,000, including £50.000 for the
queen's establishment, which would be in
creased to £70,000 in the. event of the
king dying before her. That it was de
rived from an official source was revealed
in the house of commons through a ques
tion addressed to the government. Mr.
Balfour, in replying, said he regarded the
publication as in the highest degree de
plorable and discreditable. He indirectly
: hinted that it could have leaked only
through a member of the committee.
In the house of commons to-day the re
port of the select committee on the civil
list recommended the speaker to take
steps, either by the exclusion from the
house, of the representatives of the
1 Time's, or otherwise, as he saw fit, to pre-
I vent the recurrence of such an offense.
j The speaker promised to render an early
"WRITER OF VERSE"
Daniel O'Brien of Austin, Minn.,
Found Demi at Uuinc) , 111.
Special to The Journal.
Chicago, March 15.— Daniel O'Brien, a
writer of verse,' was found on Tuesday in
an unconscious state from asphyxiation in
the Pacific hotel at Quincy. 111. A letter
to Chief of Police Kipley from the Quincy
police said that a letter of rejection sent
by a magazine publishing-house and found
in the man's pockets bore the address of
Daniel O'Brien, 125 Wells street, Chicago.
Mrs. Paulina Deicelt, who has a room- 1
ing-house at 125 Wells street, told the
police that the man had never been com
municative." 'In a book left by him , there
the; 1 address the ■' lodger was ' given as
Austin, Minn. Small knife wounds were
found.: on O'Brien's person j when he ,was
examined at - Quiucy, one o a each arm. -
' ANGRY IN COURT
He Defended William Chew, Engineer of the
Corn Exchange, Charged With Violating
the Smoke Ordinance.
Taking Witness Stand, Mr. Eustis Preached a
Sermon on Municipal Policy—Court
Calls Him Down.
Judge H. D. Dickinson, the youthful
magistrate of the city police court, had to
reprimand Former Mayor W. H. Eustis
The usual group of engineers of large
buildings were In court to be fined for
violating anti-smoke ordinance. Among
them was William Chew, engineer of the
Corn Exchange, one of Mr. Eustis' prop
Mr. Eustis appeared as attorney for the
engineer. He took the witness stand in
behalf of his employe and made some re
marks which some lawyers might hold to
be neither relevant, compent nor material.
Mr. Eustis told how as mayor he had
signed the first anti-smoke ordinance him
self. It was a sad day that he did it. He
never dreamed that it would be enforced
in such a senseless manner as at present.
In line with his "my policy" ideas, Mr.
Eustis explained how he had assumed that
the ordinance would be complied with in
a sensible, business-like manner. He had
not expected that every new city admin
istration would try to make a record by
persecuting the business men who make
the city. He referred feelingly to Harry
Luxton, an agent of the health depart-
A MERRY WAR ON
House the Scene of the Gross Earn-
ings Tax Fight.
FRICTION BETWEEN TWO BODIES
Representatives Say Thing* About
the Upper Body—Early Ad
The theater of war this session over
the Jacobson gross earnings bill will be
the house of representatives. If the
present program of the opposition is oar
ried out, the bill will never reach the
senate. The opposition has not only
shifted the scene of its attack, but has
changed the method. The issue in^ the
house will not be the passage of the bill,
but its reference to the tax commission.
Opponents of the bill hope to secure the
support of those who favor an early ad
journment, as with the gross eranings
bill out of the way there will be no good
reason why the legislature should not
adjourn April 5.
Still in Committee's Handtt.
The bill is still lingering in the hands
of the house committee on taxes. This
committee has not had a meeting since
last Friday evening, when a public hear
ing was held. The attorneys for the
railroads presented arguments against
the bill and J. F. Jacobson spoke for it.
Monday the briefs of the attorneys were
placed in the hands of the committee, and
Tuesday the committee was to meet and
take action. But Tuesday Mr. Wallace,
chairman of the committee, was confined
to his room at the Windsor with rheuma
tism. He has been quite ill and unabh; to
leave his room.
To-day Jacobson grew impatient and
asked Torson, the second member of the
committee, to arrange for a meeting this
afternoon after adjournment. Torson
called on Wallace and asked him for the
bill, which is in the safe at the Windsor;
but Wallace wanted to help decide the fate
of the bil lhimself. Torsou had called a
meeting for this afternoon; but Wallace
asked him to defer it till Monday evening,
when he expects to be on hand. Wallace
still has possession of the bill.
Bill's Friends Impatient.
The friends of the bill are impatient
over the delay. They will try to get the
bill made a special order next week if the
committee should report it favorably. It
is the general opinion, however, that the
committee will favor referring the bill to
the tax commission.
Mr. Jacobson will never acquiesce in
such a report. If the majority so votes
he and his allies will present a minority
report recommending the bill for passage.
The matter will come to an issue on the
report of the committee. If the house
votes to refer the bill to the tax commis
sion it will never reach the senate at all,
and the senators will be free of any re
sponsibility. The senators who voted
against the bill two years ago will welcome
this, as they have to tome up for re-elec
tion next year.
The jsenate has passed the early ad
journment resolution, and if the house
refuses to pass it and dodges the gross
earnings bill by referring it to the tax
commission, the senate will appear in a
muhc better light than the lower branch.
Friction Between Two Bodle».
Although leaders on the floor of the
house had determined by a preliminary
canvas that they could handle the Young
adjournment resolution about as they
pleased, it has seemed wisest to postpone
action. This has been done, greatly to
the disappointment of the senate.
It has been felt by some of the senators
that the representatives have at times
been too independent, anu that, irnpres
slqii gained strength to-day when the
curt refusal of the house to act was made
known. It has been observable for some
little time that there was more or less
friction between the membership of the
When the discussion of the Young reso
lution was begun Mr. Laybourn presented
a complete review of th 6 work which had
been done this session. As illustrative of
the legislative methods pursued he re
ferred to the progress made by the Ander
sonbil 1, providing for the reimbursement
of moneys paid out under the law taxing
That bill had' been introduced the third
week in January and the senate had not
yet voted upon it, despite the fact that it
had been opposed at no stage of its prog
ress. If the legislature adjourned without
[ attending to business it might naturally '
ment, in terms equivalent to -the- slan&
phrase ".cheap skate."
As Mr. Eustis proceeded "witia hi 3
speech, he became bo emphatic that thq
court was compelled to ask him to be a
little more moderate in his language.
In conclusion, the building owner gay«
it as his opinion that the present rage fo»
enforcement of the ordinance had been
worked up by the agents of smoke con
sumers, four of whom had recently calledt
upon him. There were no smoke consum-'
ers, he said. He had spent $10,000 trying
to find one and hadn't succeeded.
But after all the court found it neces
sary to fine Mr. Chew $10.
Mr. Eustis slammed on his hat and coat
and remarked that it was a damned out
rage that business men were persecuted ia
such a manner when they were doing tha
best they could.
Whereupon the court asked Mr. Eustia
to remove his hat.
Which he did.
Judge Dickinson fined other enginaer^
$10 each as follows: Michael Sweeney, o4
the building at 212 First avenue S; Andy*
Mannel of 410 Xicollet avenue; J. R,
Moore of 211-13 Xicollet avenue, and A. A.
Kain of 123 Nicollet avenue.
be expected to transact, the people of the
state would severely condemn its indiffer
ence to the public welfare and its lack of
Points by Others.
If it had not been understood, when Mr.
Laybourn's tax bill was before the house
that an early adjournment would be con
sentedt to, Mr. Rich declared, he would
never have favored the measure. Its pas
sage had been consented to upon the con
dition that the session be curtailed. The
state expected, and certainly had a right
to expect, that the legislature would ad
journ over until next year.
Some very sound things were said by
Mr. Roberts of Hennepin. It was in the
interests of the house and it was in the
interests of the state to conclude the ses
sion at the earliest possible moment con
sistent with the dispatch of the business
before it. Mr. Roberts said plainly that
he desired to see "more worl'c done in
the other end of the capitol." He sug
gested to the house that consideration
of the matter in hand be postponed until
next week, Wednesday, at 2 p. m.
A majority of the members seemed to
approve of his attitude, and particularly
insofar as it respected forcing the sen
atorial hand, and he was sustained in tha
vote which fololwed. A division was re
sorted to before the action of the houses
could be recorded.
GREAT GALE ON THE LAKES
STEAMER INDIANA MAY BE LOsP
Loses Her Rodder and Ia in a Dan*
serous Position Off Ra
Racine, Wis., March 15.—The steamerl'
Indiana of the Goodrich line, lost her rud
der in a storm off North Point early this
morning and was left at the mercy of the
storm. Steamer F. and P. M., No. 1, of
the Barry line, stood by her until tha
Atlanta of the Goodrich line came along.
The Indiana was within 100 feet of the
shore, but the Atlanta got her into tha
lake. It was impossible to get her into
port on account of the lines parting^
While working to get a line, the At
lanta and Indiana came together and
both were damaged, but not badly. The
Indiana was left at anchor south of the
harbor, but dragged five miles south. The
Atlanta and fish tug Bloucher are stand
ing by and the big tug Myers of Milwau
kee has arrived aad efforts will be mada
to get the disabled craft to port. A ter
rific gale prevails from the northwest.
At 3 o'clock this afternoon the dis
tressed setamer had dragged its anchor ta
a point about two miles south of Racine,
and was lying about a quarter of a mile
from shore in a dangerous position. Should
the strong northeast winds increase in ve
locity before nightfall she will probably
go ashore. Hundreds of people have lined
the shore all day and have watched pro
ceedings with intense interest. The pas
sengers on the ahip are much alarmed and*
great difficulty would be experienced ia
taking them off, should the boat be dashed
upon the beach.
The Indiana, according to the Goodrick
line officials, carries twenty-five passeng
eis who with the crew make nearly fortyi
persons aboard the vesseL
ANTI-TRUST FLOUR MILL
HECKER COMPAXY IS FORMED
Well Known >lil!fiiu Family I»
About to Operate h, Xew
Special to The Journal.
New York, March 15. —The Hecker fam
ily, well known millers of this city,
formed a new milling company to-day. Th*
big Hecker mill was absorbed by th«
Hecker-Jones-Jewell Milling company,
now a part of the flour trust. The new
plan: will be operated in opposition to the
trust. The new company Is called the
Hecker Milling company. The capital ia
CLOSED BY DIPHTHERIA
Twenty-three Pupils of the Endion
School, Duluth, Are Sick.
Special to The Journal.
Duluth, Minn., March 15.—The Endioa
school. In the best-known residence dis
trict, was closed to-day on account of
diphtheria, there being twenty- three
cases among pupils. It will be reopened