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THE MINNEAPOLIS JOITRNAte
• PRICE TWO CENTS.
LION AND BEAR
England Now Regards It as
BOTH READY TO STRIKE
Situation at Tientsin Reaches the
POSITION OF GERMANY AND JAPAN
American Order to Withdraw Trooi>«
Is- Regarded as Very
Nmw York Sun Samelal Soevfcm*
London, March 16. —News from China
this morning is of such extremely
grave tenor that talk of an Anglo-Russian
war veers from possibility to probability.
That the czar is determined to retain
the disputed railway land in Tientsin at
whatever cost is evidenced by the fact that
Russian troops are now in an intrenched
That Great Britain is equally resolved to
have possession of this strip of territory,
by force of arms it necessary, is proved by
her ranks of soldiers, with fixed bayonets,
standing in line of battle only a stone's
Throw from the Russians, and only await
ing the order to strike.
Tientsin reports this as the present sen
sational situation, and adds that both
sides "are awaiting instructions from
their governments." Russia has not been
heard from openly, though secret orders
have undoubtedly been sent from St.
(■ermany and Japan.
Berlin and Washington dispatches to
1-ondon this morning greatly clarify the
international phase of the impending con
Count vojj Buelow reiterates Teutonic
adherence to the Anglo-German pact, an
essential feature of which is mainten
ance of the integrity of China, while dip
lomats in the United States already fore
oast Japan as fighting side by side with
Count yon Buelow categorically denies
there is any secret clause in .the Anglo
c.erznan agreement, and then specifically
and significantly adds that Manchuria is
not mentioned therein. As permanent
Russian possession of Manchuria will be
first step toward dismemberment, officials
in Downing street assert that under pres
ent conditions the kaiser is in honor
bound to sustain Britain's position.
Stands From I mlcr.
Despite the fact that the United States
government announced several months
ago that her troops would be withdrawn
from China at the earliest opportunity,
yesterday's orders to General Chaffee to
leave only a legation guard of 150 in that
country by the end of.next month is re
garded here as highly significant.
It it interpreted here as meaning that!
The United States realizes the imminence
of international war in the Orient and is
resolved not to be involved therein.
ijl:\us to partition-
I'rotest of the American Asiatic As
New York, March 16.—The executive
committee of the American Asiatic asso
ciation has transmitted to President Mc-
Kinley the protest of the American Asiatic
association of Shanghai against the Rus
so-Chinese agreement. The resolutions
call the agreement "a blow aimed directly
at the integrity of the Chinese empire
and at the present and prospective inter
ests of American trade, which depend on
maintaining equality of commercial op
portunity in the greatest undeveloped
marltet of the world. A Russian Pro
tectorate over Manchuria must inevitably
become permanent and thus lead to the
territorial dismemberment of the Chinese
empire, and no furiher step of that proc
ess could be consistently opposed if con
cent be, openly or tacitly, given to this
Minister Conger's View of the Man
Shanghai. March 16.— Th e North China
Gazette publishes an interview with Ed
win H. Conger, the United States minister
at Peking in which he is quoted as saying:
1 will not venture to say how far Russia is
prepared to go. The Manchurian treaty is
still uuconcluded, but if it is ratified it
would certainly affect the peace negotia
I believe it is impossible for the emperor
to return *o Peking until the allies with
draw and the Chinese officials are restored
READY FOR WAR
British and Russians Are Waiting
London, March 16. —A dispatch received
here from Tientsin by Reuters. Telegram
"The Russians are now entrenching in
the disputed territory. A company of the
Hongkong regiment, with fixed bayonets,
is in front, while two companies of the
Madras pioneers, under the command of
Major.Johnson, are held in reserve. Both
the Russians and the British are awaiting
instructions from their governments."
"Withdraw the TrooitK.
Washington, March 16.—An order has
been sent to General Chaffee for the
evacuation of China by American troops,
leaving only a legation guard of 150 men.
The troops will be removed from China
the last of April.
RACINE BOYS EXPELLED
They Are Aeensed of Hazing at a
i"»w York Sun Speetal Senie*
Warren. Ohio, March 16. —Two students
at Dana's Musical Institute, Leo Toeh
toma and Fred Heyeser of Racine, Wis.,
have been expelled. They were suspected
of several pranks, and when they took a
fellow student and held him under a water
spigot till he was drenched, they were
told to go.
Two More for State Offices Au
nunnceil in lowa.
Special to The Journal.
Dcs Moines, lowa, March 16.—E.1 P.
Brown of Sheldon has announced himself
as a candidate for railroad commissioner
and Senator B. G. Penrose of Tama is
out. for lieutenant governor.
BOW IN GRIEF
HixA^'s Remains Taken
TRIBUTE OF TRb^PEOPLE
Parade of the National Guard and
BODY IS NOW LYING IN STATE
All the Afternoon an Endless Line
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Passes-the Casket of the '
- Former ' President.
Indianapolis, March 16. —Escorted b^
three regiments of infantry and a batw
talion of artillery, the full strength of
the national guard of Indiana, the remains
of former President Harrison were taken
'at noon from his home on North Delaware
street to the state capitol, where they
will lie in state until 10 o'clock to-night,
when they will be removed once more to
his home. The body was borne through
the streets between deep lines of silent
people; every head was bowed, every hat
A committee composed of General Lew-
Wallace, representing the army, Admiral
George Brown, the navy, and Judge John
H. Baker of the United States court, the
civil power of the state, is in charge of
the body from the time it left the house
until it is returned there to-night.
Twelve soldiers carried the casket to the
hearse. As the casket appeared, covered
with the national colors, presented by the
Loyal Legion of the state of Indiana, the
soldiers presented arms, the civilian bodies
uncovered, as did the thousands of spec
Headed by the state guard marching
with reversed arms, the parade moved
slowly away. At the head of the column
rode Brigadier General McKee and his
staff, commanding the first division, com
posed of state troops. The regiments
were in heavy marching order.
Behind the national guard came a num
ber of Boys' brigades belonging to the
churches of the city, and then the bat
talion of artillery commanded by Major
A. B. Shanz.
General James B. Carnahan commanded
the second division, which was composed
of the civic societies, the Grand Army
of the Republic, headed by the band of
the Soldiers and Sailors' Orphan home.
Guard or Honor.
Then, surrounded by the members of
General Harrison's old regiment, the Sev
entieth Indiana infantry, came the hearse,
drawn by four black horses. Over the
black cloth covering the casket was
thrown a flag. From the bit of each
horse hung a streamer of crepe, gathered
in a large rosette at the mouth.
Behind the hearse came carriages, con
taining the state, county and city officials,
members of the Board of Trade and the
Indianapolis Commercial Club.
At the statehouse the escort was drawn
up to one side. While the military pre
sented arms and the drums rolled softly,
the casket was borne into the statehouse,
where, surrounded by its guard of honor
with fixed bayonets, it was to lie until
Viewed by Thousands.
Long before it was possible to admit
them, a line of thousands stretched away
from the statehouse door. Before the
doors were opened to the multitude, the
state officials, and officials of the city
and county, passed by the casket.
Throughout the afternoon the crowd
passed through the statehouse unceas
The casket stood on two circular sup
ports, which were wound with crepe,
and over it was flung the great flag,
which, in other days, fluttered from the
mast of the battleship Indiana. The mar
ble pillars were hidden beneath broad
bands of black, which encircled them from
the top to the floor. Wreaths of laurel
hung upon the columns. Along the cor
ridors were large banners, bearing the
deep mark of mourning. Here and there,
in corners, were groups of. palms and
Every business house closed at noon
and until 2 o'clock no work of any kind
was done in Indianapolis.
hTe honorary pallbearers will be mem
bers of General Harrison's cabinet: Gen.
Benjamin F. Tracy of New York, secre
tary of the navy; John Wanamaker of
Philadelphia, postmaster general; W. H. H.
Miller. Indianapolis, attorney general;
John W. Noble, St. Louis, secretary of the
interior, and Charles Foster, Fostoria,
Ohio, secretary of the treasury and Gen
eral Lew Wallace, Judson Harmon, attor
ney general during Cleveland's adminis
tration, and William A. Woods of this
The active pallbearers are: A. L.!
Mason. James Whitcomb Riley, Evans
Woolen, Harry J. Milligan, Clifford
Arrick. William C. Bobbs, Harry
S. Newhouse, John L. Griffiths, Newton
Booth Tarkington, Hilton U. Brown and
The funeral services at the First Pres
byterian church will be of a simple char
acter. Dr. Haines, pastor of the church,
will be assisted by Rev. Dr. Samuel j!
Niccols, a close personal friend of Gen
eral Harrison for five years. He is pastor
of the Second Presbyterian church of St.
Hymn by the choir.
Scripture sentences and invocation Dy
Scripture lesson by Dr. Niccols.
Address by Dr. Haines.
Hymn by the choir.
Benediction by Dr. Haines.
CREATES A PRECEDFAT
First Time a Preitldent Attends an
Washington, March 16.—1n attending
ex-President Harrison's funeral Mr. Mc-
Kinley creates a precedent. It is believed
that this is the first time on record where
a president in office has attended in person
the funeral of an ex-president.
Canton. Ohio. March 16.—The presi
dent's plans are to leave here about 9:30
to-night for Indianapolis and to have his
cars cut off in the yards of that city until
8:30 Sunday morning, when a reception
committee will escort him to the home of
Governor Durbin, where he will be a gueit
during his stay there. He will attend
the funeral services and start for Canton
at 6 o'clock. Monday morning the care
will be sidetracked in the yards here un
til 7 o'clock, when the president will join
Mrs. McKinley at the Barber home for
breakfast. It is the present intention to
SATURDAY EVENING, MARCH 16, 1901.
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A. D. 1953—A LOOK AHEAD.
Uncle Sam—Have you captured De Wet again this morning, your majesty?
King Edward—No, but we have taken six steers and a shot gun. How about Aggy?
U. S.—We have just caught his grandson and his last family physician, and expect to get him any minute.
start for Washington at 10:50 Monday
Washington, March 16. —The navy de
partment has issued a special order rela
tive to the tribute the naval service will
pay to the memory of the late ex-President
Harrison. The order directs that "the en
sign at each naval station and on board
each vessel of the United States navy in
commission, be hoisted at half-mast, and
that a gun be fired at half-hour intervals
from sunrise to sunset at each naval sta
tion and on board vessels acting singly.
For the period of thirty days officers of
the navy and marine corps will wear the
badge of mourning attached to the sword
AS GOOD AS AGGIE
General Trias' Surrender Regarded
as Very Important.
FINAL STAGE OF INSURRECTION
General MacArthnr's Report on
the Surrender of the
Washington, March 16.—The war depart
ment has received the following cable
gram from General Mac Arthur at Manila,
announcing the surrender of Lieutenant
Mariano Trias, only lieutenant general in
surgent army, surrendered March 15, San
Francisco de Malabon, with nine officers and
199 well armed men. Trias immediately took
the oath of allegiance in the presence of sev
Most auspicious event; indicates final stage
armed insurrection. Prestige of Trias in
southern Luzon equal to Aguinaldo.
General Bates and Colonel Frank D. Bald
win entitled to great credit for persistent
work in bringing this about.
FOUGHT AT THE POLLS
Pat Lyons Fined for Assaulting an
Officer In Anoka County.
•Special to The Journal.
Anoka; Minn., March 16. —Pat Lyons of
the town of Blame was fined $50 and
ccsts, amounting to $57, in the municipal
court as the result of an election row in
that town last Tuesday. There was a
lively contest over the office of chair
man of supervisors between Lyons and
Daniel Peebles, and several altercations
had taken place during the day, finally
culminating in Lyons throwing a heavy
iron spittoon at Peebles, who was acting
as one of the officers of election. The
fight is a continuation of the old shrieval
ty contest, which waxed warm in that
town last fall, where Merrill gained the
four votes on the reoount.
The March term of the district court
begins here Monday. There are about
twenty cases on the calendar, the most
important of which is the city of Anoka
vs. the county of Anoka, the former suing
to collect taxes, costs, penalties and in
terest due the city and collected by the
county. The amount sued for is about
FLAG FOR PHILIPPINES
Khaki Colored Emblem for the Di-
Washington, March 16. —Secretary Root
issued an order denning the standard flag*
for the headquarters division of the Phil
ippines. It states:
The headquarters of the division of the
Philippines will be designated by a standard
of khaki colored silk or bunting, measuring
three feet on the staff and four feet six
inches fly, cut swallow tailed, twelve inches
to the fork, bearing in the center two circles
overlapping each other, one-third radius, re
sembling the figure 8, one foot six inches
high, and of corresponding width. The sym
bol to be in red, bordered with white 1%
inches and edged iv blue % inches, sur
mounted by a red scroll bearing the device
"Division of the Philippines," embroidered in
blue letters. Total length of lance to be nine
feet, including spearhead and ferrule.
Dr. J. J. Smith of I.a. 1 'rouse Expire**
In the Street*.
Special to The Journal.
La Crosse, Wis., March 16.—Dr. J. J.
Smith, one of the prominent practicing
physicians of this city, dropped dead on
the street this afternoon, while talking
with a friend. He had been a resident of
the city for several years.
MOB KILLS A WOMAN
Suspected of Finding a Purse and
LYNCHING NEAR ROME, TENN
Crowd Tien the Colored "Woman's
Hand*. Shoot* Her and Throws
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: '/- ..-— ■ Her. Into *■ .Vre'ek. '-,-' •
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Nashville, Term., March 16.—Rallie
Crutchfleld, a colored woman living near
Rome, Smith county, was killed last night
by a mob, which took her from her cabin
and carried her to the bridge over Round
Lick creek. Having tied her hands, the
crowd shot her through the 'head and
threw her body into the creek.
The woman was suspected of finding a
lost pocketbook containing $120, and fail
ing to return it.
NONE FOR SNELLING
No Volunteers Will Be Brought
Here for Muster Out.
LEFT TO VOTE OF THE SOLDIERS
Oregon and Washington Will Have
a Celebration for the
■ from Th» Journal Bureau, Room 45. \ Fort
Building, Washington. .. ;, .i
Washington, March 16.—None of the
returning volunteers will be mustered out
at Fort Snelling if the present plans of
; the war department - are adhered to. . In
| the cases of the regiments which have
already reached San Francisco the men
were allowed to vote on the question of
whether they would take thir discharge
papers at San Francisco or at the places
where they were rendezvoused. Nine
tenths of the men voted for San Fran
cisco. They will thus get travel pay to
the place where they were mustered: in,
and will be privileged to go where they
please. War department officials say that
some of the men want to re-enlist. Oth
ers want to remain west of the Rocky
mountains, and still others may elect 'to
return to their homes. • *
The only exception will. be in the case
of the Thirty-fifth regiment. That was
recruited at Vancouver barracks, Wash
from among residents of Washington and
Oregon. It is proposed to give the men
a great reception at Vancouver under the
auspices of the two.states, and the regi
ment will be taken there as a whole and
mustered out after the ceremonies. \
?'••;■' ' —W. W. Jermane.
Washington Small Talk.
Postmasters were appointed to-day as fol
lows: Minnesota-Kiester, Faribault county,
i qk Fasel; Judaic Hennepin county R.
J. Sheldon; Mmneola, Lycn county G S
Sigurdson. . lowa-Linden, Dallas \ county!
Etta Glenn. Wisconsin-Big Falls. Waupaca
county, William Polsin; Lawrence vine Outa
gamie county, F. S. Wolten. . - •''
Indian Commissioner Jryies' visit .to" the
northwest will be made with the subcommit
tee or the senate committee* en Indian affair*
which has been authorized to investigate In
dian agencies. .--.lt will be made about the Ist
of June. The committee * and commissioner
will go through Wisconsin, Minnesota North
and South Dakota and Montana '
CARGO OF WILD ANIMALS
Fresh From the Jungles tv Be Put
Off at Buffa-10.
JT«ut Torh Sun Sjmoial Serrioe
Baltimore, March 16.—The steamship
Indore has arrived here with scores of
wild animals from the jungles of Africa
and India intended for the Pan-Ameri
can exposition at Buffalo. The majority
of the beasts, however, will first be sent
to Indianapolis by special train to be
trained at the Indianapolis zoo.
SMALL BURGLARY? AT FERGUS.
Special to * The Journal. ' . z ; '"■.'•■
* Fergus Falls, Minn., March 16,—Thieves
broke into J. _ A. McConkey's store last
night ■ and * rifled * a show case, taking $25
worth • cigars; and other ; goods. The
cash drawer; was empty and no money
.was secured, ..:•.;. .■.■..',•.-:-.■;.
CONFER ON PEACE
Boer Commanders Are Said to Be
Holding a Meeting.
DE WET IS A WHITE ELEPHANT
British Woul.l Hather See Him
Killed in Action Thau
London, March 16.—A dispatch from
Durban, Natal, says the Boer command
ers are holding a meeting at Pietersburg,
in Northern Transvaal, to discuss the po
sition and the advisability of a continu
ation of the war.
Whatever the result of the peace nego
tiations between General Kitchener and
General Botha, it is tolerably certain that
the rumors of the inclusion of General De
Wet in any form of amnesty are not
based on fact. General Kitchener's per
sonal views of the Boer leader are not
known in Pall Mall, but if the war office
is consulted the officials there would
rather see De Wet killed in action than
taken alive. One of the officials responsi
ble for the direction of affairs of the
I cannot see how Kitchener can possibly
accept De Wet's surrender. If he ever gets
him he will be obliged to try him for his
recent alleged murders of prisoners. 1 have
no doubt that the verdict of either a mili
tary or a civil court would be death, and if
such a verdict was carried out there would
be a horrible howl on the continent and in
America. Ana, indeed, one would be sorry
to see such a brave fighter meet such an
end. Therefore, we can only hope De Wet
will be either let out of the country or shot
Nearly 3,000 troops sailed from South
ampton to-day for South Africa.
A dispatch from General Kitchener,
dated Pretoria, March 16, announces that
the notorious Abel Erasmus of Lyden
burg has been brought in, with his fam
ily, by Colonel Parker's column.
DE WET HOLDS OUT
Prisoners Say the General's Mind Is
Bloemfontein, Orange River Colony.
March 16. —Prisoners who have lately
been released by General De Wet say they
think he is a madman. They aver that
the terrible fatigues he has undergone,
his anxieties and the intensity of his feel
ings have unhinged his mind. He rarely
sleeps within the bounds of his camp. He
seeks his rest outside with a few trusted
followers. His secrecy is extreme.
General pc Wet repudiates the peace
negotiations. He has declared openly
to the men under his command that no
terms exceot independence will satisfy.
Washington, March 16.—The United
States has given indirect recognition to
Great Britain's annexation of the South
African republics. In the state depart
ment's annual review of the commerce of
the United States with foreign countries
they are referred to as "The Transvaal"
and "Orange River Colony."
STEALS HIS OWN CHILD
Girl Is Kidnapped From the Wal
dorf-Antoria, Xew York.
Yew Xork Sun Speoial Servicv
New York, March 16. —Richard Levis
Maxwell, of a well-known Philadelphia
family, kidnapped his child, Guida, from
his divorced wife, Mrs. Hodge, late last
evening, while they were at the Waldorf-
Astoria. Mrs. Hodge had momentarily
left the hotel tearoom.
Mrs. Hodge declares he cares not a rap
for his daughter, but has stolen her in
the hope that her mother will ransom
her by giving up valuable papers, of
which he has often tried to get posses
ESTABLISH NORMAL SCHOOLS
Indiana Young' Women Start for
2VVto York Sun Special Strelee -, ,
i ? La Porte. Ind.. March 16.—Miss, Anna
Gould of Michingan City - and Miss Carrie
Burnside of ; ' Liberty, both young Indiana !
women, -have,started for Porto, Rico where
they have . been commissioned ; by ■ the gov
ernment to establish«a system of normal
schools of which Miss Gould will have full
direction with i the ultimate : purpose of , es- !
tablishing . similar schools '} in*: the JPhilip I
pines. T :Miss< Gould "establishedi the first i
■school in Porto Rico About a year ago, • J
24 PAGES-FIVE O'CLOCK
OF COAL MINERS
Executive Board Is Authorized to Declare a
Strike Unless the Operators Agree to
llt Will Probably Be Ordered to Go Into Effect
April Ist, but the Date May
Hazleton, Pa., March IS.—The United I
States Mine Workers convention adjourned
this afternoon after instructing the na
tional executive board to negotiate for an
other joint conference with the operators.
Failing to secure this the board has au
thority to declare a general strike in the
anthracite fields. The strike, if no con
ference is held, will probably be ordered
to go into effect April 1, although the
time may be changed by the board.
President Mitchell will beet the mem
bers of the district executive boards this
afternoon and he will leave for Scranton
President Mitchell will meet the niem
The following resolution was unani
mously adopted at the forenoon session
of the convention:
Whereas, we have on several occasions in
vited and implored the operators to meet
with us in joint conference to mutually
agree upon and establish a scale of wages
and conditions of employment for the term of
one year; and,
Whereas, they have repeatedly ignored our
invitations and treated us with contemptuous
silence, scorning our invitations and demands
Whereas, we believe that we are entitled
A RECESS PROPOSED
A New Solution of the Early Ad-
YOUNG SAYS IT CAN'T BE DONE
Life of Present Legislature Eudii
After !)O Legislative Days,
Save for Extra, Sexton.
A brilliant idea has struck several
members of the house, who propose to
solve the early adjournment problem. Ac
cording to a report current at the capi
tol to-day, this is the way they expect
to do it:
Tuesday some member will introduce
a concurrent resolution in the house, pro
viding that the legislature shall take a
recess from April 5 to Feb. 1, 1902. Then
the session next year would not be an
extra session, but an adjourned session.
All business remaining unfinished April
5 would go over and be taken up at the
adjourned session. This would remove
the opposition of those who have bills
that need plenty of time to get through.
A Novel Proposition.
The proposition is a novel one. At
first glance it seems practicable. But
when it was submitted to Senator Young
he declared at once that it could not be
done. He said:
The duration of the legislature is fixed by
the constitution at ninety legislative days.
When a recess is taken our time goes on
just the same. Ninety days after our as
sembling, excluding Sundays and holidays.
our term is over and we have no further
existence as a legislature unless the governor
calls us into extra session.
A Report on the Point.
The house judiciary committee in 1889
made a report interpreting the language
of the constitution, as follows:
It was clearly the purpose of the legislature
which proposed this amendment to the con
stitution to the people and plainly the inten
tion of the people, when voting for its adop
tion, to limit the sessions of the legislature
to ninety days, excluding only Sundays and
Senator Young was a member of the
committee that framed this report. He
also calls attention to the language of
the constitution in article 4. section 6,
which says that '"neither house shall,
during a session of the legislature, ad
journ for more than three days, Sundays
excepted * * * without the
consent of the other house." The phrase
"during a session of the legislature,"
Senator Young holds, means that ses
sions are to be continuous.
The introduction of such a resolution
would only becloud the matter. It would
have to be referred to the judiciary com
mittee for an opinion, and the settlement
of the early adjournment question would
be deferred so long as to make it impos
sible to finish up the business on hand
in less than the ninety days,
AMEND IT TO DEATH
Enemies of Board of Control Bill
Plan Its Destruction.
There is trouble ahead for the board of
control bill. Its enemies in the senate
are planning their campaign. The favor
ite way to kill a bill in the senate is to
amend it to death, and this is what they
The proposition which so nearly carried
in the house, to include the state univer
sity and the normal schools, will be in
troduced in the -senate. The amendment
will doubtless seek to include the uni
versity under the financial supervision of
the board of control, leaving the regents
to look after its other interests. Friends
of the state university will oppose this
SCHOOL HOUSES NEEDED
t'omntiMsiuiier Hanna Propoiett to
Build Them in Cuba.
A'eip York Sun Special S»rvlo«
. "Havana, March 16^*Cfeutenant Hanna,
commissioner of <*:.uools, says there is not
a \ single \ sch-^lf" house ; in ; the \ island ' that
was bu- for school ! purposes, : and high
rent! nave to be paid for them. He has
formulated a plan •to build thatched-roofed,
pine schoolhouses in , the country villages.
Many 'of these will only cost about three
times the yearly rent at £ present '» paid.
In ; towns more ■ substantial buildings will
be built. \ General Wood says that school
houses are very necessary, -and that "a if
possible he will allot money for - the pur
pose. r'\-"r v" '." :-'- ' ■'■:-:S---<^f,
1 to much more consideration than we receive,
and artfully entitled to meet with those who
employ us and are our equals under the law
and constitution of our I country, and with
them discuss and decide - matters of mutual
interest; therefore, be it ■
Resolved, That we authorize our natioanl
president, national executive board and offi
cers of districts 1, 7 and 9, to negotiate, if
possible, for a joint conference of miners and
operators between this date and the Ist of I
April, 1901. In the event of their failure to
secure a joint conference they may, by /a:.
majority vo^e, decide the policy of our move
ment, even if it is necessary to resort to a
suspension of all work to force the justice
due us as producers of wealth fully equal'
with our employers. -
A motion was then ■ made and unanimous
ly agreed to that all anthracite miners would
respond to a call for a suspension of work
should the executive officers fail to arrange
a joint conference with the operators. It was
agreed that if the operators ignored the over
tures of their employes and forced the min
ers to engage in a strike, the officials of
the organization were empowered'to request
all men employed in or about mines, strip
pings and colleries to cease work.
Belief That the Coal Company Of
' ficials Will Not Asrce.
Wilkesbarre, March 16.—1t is not be
lieved here that the coal company officials
will meet the miners in joint conference.
BONI WASN'T HURT
M. De Rodays, Editor of Figaro, Is
Shot in the Thigh.
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THEIR DUEL THIS AFTERNOON
Editor Is II it hy the Kir«t Shot;
and the Duel Is Then ~"* ~V "
-Paris, March 16.—1n the duel fought to
day between Count Boni de Castellane
and M. de Rodays, the editor of Figaro,
the latter was hit in the right thigh at
the first exchange of shots. Count de
Castellane" was not injured. The duel
was then stopped.
The meeting took place at 3 o'clock
this afternoon in the Pare dcs Princes/
where many cycling events were held last
summer. The Count de Dionne directed
M. de Rodays, whose wound was in the
lower fleshy part of the thigh, bled pro
fusely, but he is not seriously injured.
The duel is the result of the count's
recent assault on the editor. The count
took exception to an article In Figaro
accusing him of betraying the royalist
plot at the Faure funeral.
MINE AND SMELT COPPER
GRANT & EASTERNERS ORGANIC]
Mines Are in Arizona and the Sniel-
ting Capacity In Now Being
Trenton, X. J., March 16.—The Coconi
no Copper company, capital $6,000,000, was
incorporated here to-day to mine and
smelt copper and other ores. The incor
porators are: Donald Grant, Faribault,
Minn.; Laurence P. Boyle, Chicago, and
Thomas F. Noonan, Jr., Bayonne, X. J.
GRANT IS PRESIDENT
And the Copper Properties to Be
Developed Are in Arizona.
Special to The Journal.
Faribauk, Minn., March 16.—The copper
properties which Donald Grant and his
associates will develop are in Arizona,
some 150 miles southwest of Salt Lake
City. Mr. Grant has owned the mines for
a year, and is president of the company.
There is a 60-ton smelter in operation,
and another of equal capacity is build
ing. Enough ore has been piled up to
supply the smelters for a year. The
offices of the company will be in Jersey
City, N. J.
The associates of Mr. Grant are Thomas
F. Noonan, Xew York; Lawrence Boyle
Chicago; Henry M. Ryan, Chicago; Wil
liam Kimberly, Sharon, Pa., and A. Nede
kar, Salt Lake iCty.
BACK TO THE PEN
Harry Doane, Who Violated Hit P»
role, Is Returned From Ivnusns.
Special to The Journal.
Stillwater, Minn., March 16.—Frank H.
Whittier, state agent for the employment
of convicts, returned from Lansing, Kan.,
to-day, having in custody Harry Doane,
who was released on parole in 1895 from
the St. Cloud reformatory and subse
quently violated his parole. Doane went
to Kansas, where he was arrested and
convicted of theft. The state agent took
him upon completion of his Kansas sen
tence, and a3 he has been turned over to
the prison authorities, he will now hay«
to serve nearly three years in the peni
tentiary in this city.
DUKE OF YORK SAILS
PortsmoutH? Eng.,"March 16. — * spite
of the cold, wet weather, large crowds
viewed the ceremonies connected with the
departure on ooard the steamer Ophir, of
the . duke < and ;• duchess of r Cornwall ana
York \on their tour of t the world.
:'. King I Edward conferred the i Victoria
medal on the blue Jackets of H. M. S. Ex
cellent, who dragged > the funeral ■ gun-car-"
riage ■of j Queen Victoria after } the \ horses
became ? unmanageable at "Windsor' rail
road station. ;v =^-; ■ ;
• The % Ophir sailed About 5 4 o'clock : UU«
WaQhirifftnit Irvincr !»• Inhn nruw ? The Incomparable Pair.
If adlilllclUl! Ifflllg Cigars; JUIIII UlGlf Cigars. L