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THE MINNEAPOLIS JOURNAL.
PRICE TWO CENTS.
Negotiation Details Are Made
NO AMNESTY FOR REBELS
Crown Colony, Then Representative
FRANCHISE FOR THE KAFFIRS
Million Pounds to Pay for Goods
"e«iulttlttoned by the
London, March 22.—The parliamentary
papers giving details of the negotiations
between the Boer commander-in-chief,
General Botha, and Lord Kitchener, com
manding the British forces in South
Africa, issued this morning, begin' with
a telegram from Sir Alfred' Milner to
Joseph Chamberlain, colonial secretary.
The dispatch is dated Pretoria, Feb. 22,
and states that Mrs. Botha has returned
from a meeting with her husband, bring
ing a letter in reply to Sir Alfred Mil
ner's verbal message offering to meet
General Botha as a means of ending the
war on the express undertaking that he
• would not discuss the question of the in
dependence of the Transvaal and the
Orange River colony. Mrs. Botha as
sured Sir Alfred that the letter was writ
tea with that point clearly understood.
General Botha referred the matter to his
generals, and it was stated that the meet
ing would probably take place at Middle
Mr. Chamberlain replied that he was
glad to hear of General Botha's desire
to treat, and hoped it was genuine. "He
will find us." said the colonial secretary,
"anxious to meet him on all points af
fecting his individual position."
A dispatch from Lord Kitchener to the
■war office, dated Pretoria, Feb. 28. re
ports a long interview with General
Botha, who showed very good feeling and
seemed anxious for peace. He asked for
information, which he said he would sub
mit to his government, the generals and
the people. If they agreed he would
visit the Orange River colony and get
them to agree. Should all then hand in
their arms it would finish the war. He
Eaid they could go on for some time and
he was not sure he could bring about
peace without independence. Kitchener
Terms to the Boers.
I declined to discuss such a point, and
pointed out that a modified form of independ
•*ould be dangerous and Ipad to war in
Replying to General Botha's inauiries. I
informed him that when hostilities ceased the
military would be replaced by a crown colony
administration consisting of a nominated ex
ecutive and an elected assembly to advise
him, followed after a period by a representa
tive government. The Boers would be
licensed to have rifles to protect themselves
against the natives, the Dutch and English
languages were to have equal rights, Kaffirs
would not have the franchise until after rep- |
resontative government had been granted, the I
Orange Free State laws for Kaffirs would be |
considered good, church properties, public
trusts and hospital funds would not be I
touched, no war tax would be imposed on
farmers, assistance would be given to repair
the burned farms and to enable the farms to
start afresh, and colonists who had joined
the republics should be disfranchised.
General Botha generally seemed satisfied
with these conditions.
Prisoners and Debts.
Among- the questions that Lord Kitch
ener apparently did not reply to were
when the war prisoners would return, and
regarding the taking over of debts of the
republics, including those legally con
tracted since the beginning of the war.
General Botha was reported to be mak
ing a strong point of this. He referred
to notes which had been issued, amount
ing to less than a million pounds.
Lord Kitchener arranged to communi
cate Botha's views to his government. All
that he said was qualified by being sub
ject to confirmation from the home gov
On March 3, Sir Alfred Milner cabled
Lord Kitchener, suggesting the following
reply to General Botha:
I beg to inform you that on the cessation
of hostilities and the complete surrender of
arms, ammunition, cannon and munitions in
the hands of the burghers in the field at gov
ernment depots or elsewhere, his majesty's
government is prepared at once to grant arn
r.esty in the Transvaal and Orange River col
ony for all bona flde acts of war during the
hostilities, as well as move the governmenta
of Cape Colony and Natal to similar action,
qualified by the disfranchisement of any Brit
ish subjects Implicated In the war.
The military prisoners in St. Helena, Cey
lon and elsewhere, on complete surrender,
shall be brought back to their country.
Military law shall at once be replaced by a
civil administration, but It is the desire" of
h!s majesty's government, as soon as circum
stances will permit, to establish a represen
tative government. On the cessation of hos
tilities, a high court, Independent of the exec
utive, shall be established to administer the
laws. Land, church property, trusts and or
phan funds shall be respected. The English
and Dutch languages shall be taught in the
public schools and used In the law courts.
The legal debts of the state to the amount
of £l,000,U(K» shall be paid, even If contracted
The government does not intend to extend
the franchise to Kaffirs In the Transvaal and
orange River colony before a representative
government ts granted.
No Amnesty for Rebels.
The conditions regarding assistance to
the farmers, firearms, etc.. are the same
as those in Lord Kitchener's replies to
General Botha. * Sir Alfred Milner adds
that he agrees to the above except as to
the desires for modification regarding
British subjects in Cape Colony and
Natal in the Boer army, who. if they re
turned to those colonies will be liable
to be dealt with under the laws of those
colonies passed to meet circumstances
arising in war. He asked:
While I am willing to concede much in or
der to^strengthen Botha in inducing the peo
ple to submit, amnesty for the rebels is not,
In my opinion, a point which his majesty's
government can afford to concede. I think :t
would have a deplorable effect upon Cape
Colony and Natai to obtain peace by such a
Mr. Chamberlain, in a reply dated
March 6, directs Lord Kitchener to modify
the terms on a number of points
Eventually Lord Kitchener reported to
the war office under date of Pretoria
March 20 that he had written General'
Botha the terms the government was
Drep*red to adopt. These were the same
as already given except in the following
The government cannot undertake any lia
bilities regarding the debts of the late re
publics, but la prepared, as an aot of grace,
to set aside £1,000,000 to repay the inhabit
ants for goods requisitioned by the republican
governments. if the claims, after adjust
ment, exceed £1,000,000, they are liable to re
duction pro rata.
The Kaffir franchise, when given, shall be
so limited as to secure a just predominance
of the white race. The legal position of the
colored inhabitants will be similar to that
now held by them lv Cape Colony.
The letter concludes:
I must inform your honor that if the terms
liow offered are not accepted after a reason
able for consideration, they must be
regaropl as canceled.
*"* by Botha.
March H^^ord Kitchener received Gen
eral Botha's acknowledgement of the re
ceipt of the lettcff. Botha wrote:
I had advised mv government of your ex
cellency's letter, but after the mutual ex
change of views lv our interview at Middle
tmrg Feb. 28, it will certainly not surprise
your excellency' to know that I do not feel
disposed to recommend the terms of said let
ter, but they shall have the earnest consider
ation of my government. I may add that my
government and my chief officers here en
tirely agree with my views.
Rumors About French.
Paris, March 22.—Several papers print an
Antwerp telegram furnished by the Havas
News Agency, that a rumor is current there
thai General French was captured by Boers,
but was released on promising not to fight
against them again. Subsequently he was re
captured and shot. The ivport is uoi be
CZAR IS ALARMED
Elaborate Precautions to Pr otect the
STUDY LINED WITH STEEL PLATES
Onlj- a Few Know Hun- to _ Enter—
Imperial Household Littler
Ham York Sun Spocial Servfco
Cologne, March 22.—The Koelnische
Volkszeitung prints a letter from St.
Petersburg declaring that the police en
trusted with the safety of the czar do
not quite trust all the members of the
The mechanism attached to the doors
of his majesty's bedroom and study lately
has been altered so that only two or three
persons know how to open the doors from
the outside. The study has five writing
tables, which the czar uses indiscrim
inately, so that nobody will know exactly
in what part of the room he is sitting.
The walls of the study and bedroom
have been lined with steel plates, and
also provided with several secret draw
The correspondent asserts that there is
great socialist activity in Warsaw. Many
arrests have been made and the prisons
are overflowing. Large quantities of revo
lutionary pamphlets and proclamations
have been seized.
British Leave First From Disputed
Land at Tientsin.
WORK ON SIDING IS STOPPED
All Danger of a Clash Is Now Over
and Title Will Be De
Mow York Sun Sooo/at Sorv/ca.
Tientsin, March 22.—The British and
the Russian troops withdrew from the
disputed territory early this morning,
and all danger of a clash here is over.
Field Marshal yon Waldersee consulted
Generals Wogack and Barrow last nighf,
and they agreed to withdraw their men
General Wogack insisted that work on
the siding stop until the right to the land
has been settled.
The British withdrew first.
MarineM Brought Up Without Knowl-
ctlKc of KusiHin us.
Peking, March 22.—The troops on both I
sides of the disputed land at Tientsin !
have been withdrawn and all danger of j
a fracas is ended.
The opinion of the British is that the
promptness of General Barrow in call
ing up the marines from Taku prevented
a collision. The British say that before
the arrival of the marines, sentries were
supplied from the Madras Pioneers, who
for several days were surrounded by
crowds of foreign soldiers, mostly French,
who assailed them with all kinds of abuse,
calling them "coolies." The Madrassees
were becoming restive, when the marines
arrived at night and quietly relieved
them, and it was only when daylight ap
peared that the Russians discovered the
CHI\A l*i YIELDIXU
Indication of Opposition to the Man
Shanghai, March 22.—Reliable news has
reached here that the Tartar general,
Tsing Chi, commanding in Manchuria,
has been ordered to be arrested, cash
iered and tried for consenting to the Rus
sian treaty regarding Manchuria. This
shows that the government is yielding to
the demands of the viceroys and foreign
ministers, who are opposing the treaty.
Settlement at Tientsin Does Not End
New York Sun Special Service
London, Marih 22.—Tientsin retreats
into the background this morning and
Manchuria looms up formidably as the
plague spot in Anglo-Russian relations,
in Manchuria Russia Is strongly in
trenched in power, and that she intends
her occupation of the province to be per
manent is now no longer doubted.
St. Petersburg's assertion that the czar
regards his agreement with China as of no
concern to any other nation, and that he
has explicitly told Great Britain his seiz
ure of Manchuria is none of her business,
was the subject of inquiry in the houee of i
commons yesterday. Lord Cranborne said,
though using flowery, diplomatic language! I
that his majesty's government would hold
Russia to strict account for any violation
of pledges, and that seizure of Manchuria
was certainly regarded as such.
"WOM A\' SOLD FOR BREAD
Famine in Shensi While the Court
Aw York Sun Special Service
Peking, March 22.—A Chinese official,
who reached here from Singan-fu, says the
famine in the province of Shensi *is some
thing terrible. The roots and bark of
trees have all been devoured and cannibal
ism is common. One woman was recently
sold for a pound of bread. Meantime, the
court is feasting and merrymaking and
boasting of safety at Singan-fu on account
| of its natural defenses.
FRIDAY EVENING, MARCH 22, 1901.
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Suggestion for the Statue to Be Erected in New York in Honor of Mr. Carnegie.
Bribery Committee Cannot
A MEETING TO-MORROW
"Has Jacobson Something Up His
Sleeve?" Is Asked.
FEELING AT CAPITOL IS BITTER
The Moral Effect of the !)is<lo«ur<>.
It 1m Felt, Will Be Ben
The bribery investigation committee is
making haste slowly. Chairman Mallory
said this morning that he had intended to
call the committee together this evening,
but some of the members will be absent,
and a meeting cannot be held until to
The preliminary meeting can accomplish
nothing. The motion under which the
committee was appointed gave it no power
to summon witnesses, and it will be neces
sary to have a resolution passed conferring
such power on. the committee.
Has JacoliNon Something Else£
Unless Mr. Jacobson has something bet
ter up his sleeve, the principal thing be
fore the committee will be the Washburn
affidavit. Mr. Washburn's statement is
unsupported, as no third party was pres
ent when the conversation took place. It
does not seem probable, therefore, that
any direct evidence of bribery will be of
fered or that any overt act will be fas
tened on any one.
The object of the charges will be at
tained, however. It will be proved to a
moral certainty that corruption exists, and
the public and the members of the legis
lature can act with their eves open to the
situation. A further result will be that
some men who have had bright political
futures will be left with little but dismal
pasts to reflect upon. •
Feeling Is Bitter.
Feeling is bitter in the house. Mr.
Jacobson is probaly the best-hated man in
the state to-day. But the man from Lac
gui Parle is without doubt proud of the
enemies he has made. The events of this
week seem likely to have a profound in
fluence on the future politics of this state.
E. C. HOGA\ TAI,KS
The Man Referred To in the \on
The bribery sensation is stil the sole
topic of interest at the cepitol. The in
vestigation is on to-day. As far as the
Washburn affidavit is concerned, the ques
tion is one of the word of Mr. VVashhura
against that of E. C. Hogan, New Paynes
ville, representative from Steams county.
Hogan is the member who held conversa
tion with Washburn, to which Washburn
Hogan does not deny that there was a
conversation, and that he referred to the
existence of a corruption fund. He de
nies, however, that he named any member
as handling the fund. He asserts that he
assumed Washburn to be in on the deal,
because connected by family ties with
large railroad interests, and that he was
just trying to sound him.
This is Hogan's statement:
I did not offer Mr. Washburn a bribe, nor do
I believe he will so state. I have from the
first favored referring the gross earnings bill
to the tax commission. I had heard rumors
of bribery, and knowing that Mr. WashburnV
father was interested in railroads thought Mr
Washburn might know if there was any truth
in the rumors. 1 determined to sound him
and awaked an opportunity.
A day or two later I met him on Wabasha
street and asked him how he stood on the
gross earnings tax. He replied that he fa
vored sending it to the tax commission. I
said that was t'ne way I had felt from the
first. I told him I had heard that there was
$200 in a vote to send the bill to the com
mission. Mr. Washbuni replied that he had
heard nothing of that nature, and there the
conversation ended. Any statement to the
effect that I 'lamed a member of the house
or any one else as a dispenser of money for
votes is absolutely false.
What Mr. \\ Jim ill,urn Says.
Mr. Washburn, asked to state his posi
tion, declared that his charges did not in
clude actual bribery, but information
tending to show that existed
He said further:
I have made no direct charges of bribery,
and I da not wish to be understood as in
dorsing the radical and sweeping statements
made by Mr. Jacobsou. In connection with
the accounts of yesterday's debate, I want to
say that, according to some of the papers,
there is considerable misapprehension as to
the remarks I made on that occasion. I
made no cfiarges of bribery on the pan of
lie railroads, or on the part of any person.
1 simply stated that 1 had in my possession
information which 1 thought my duty to lay
before the house before a final vote was taker,
on so important a measure as the gross earn
ings tax bill. It is for the committee of the
house to pass upon this information and draw
its own conclusions. Having given that in
formation to the proper committee, I feel that
my duty to my constituents has been pei
tormeo. lam not in a position to discuss
for publication the nature of the information
which 1 will give to the committee.
I do not care to be classed among those who
are flown on corporations on general prin
ciples. 1 feel that railroads and corporations
should b<2 treated with absolute fairness under
the law. While lam in the house, I shall
endeavor to see that they are not blackmailed.
The gross earnings tax is, however, a mat
ter for fair discussion by the legislature and
by the people. Ido not think that the peo
ple of this state propose to *do any injustice to
the railroads. They have asked to have this
matter investigated by the legislature with
out injustice to any one. I believe that they
have a right to discuss this matter and to
vote for a constitutional amendment if they
I do not, therefore, believe that it is right
for a majority of the tax committee to rush
this important matter through without a
hearing. I feel that a measure of this im
portance has a right to a fair hearing and
to be placed on general orders. Ordinarily
bills of minor importance are allowed to go
on general orders and to be printed if 'he
author so desires. In this case, however, the
bill was brought into the house at 10 o'clock;
Mr. Jacobson spoke for two hours and a re
cess was taken. At 2 o'clock a final vote
was insisted upon by the opponents of the
Despite the protests of many members who
did not understand the provisions of the bill,
its opponents declined to place it on general
orders or to have it printed. I will say to
this committee that there have never been
but two copies of the bill, and three-fourths
of the members of the house have never had
a chance to read it. Notwithstanding these
facts and the demand of the minority of the
committee that it at least have a ehauce for
discussion, the bill was forced to a final vote.
Another vote would have taken its consid
eration from the legislature and have pre
vented the people from voting on the pro
posed constitutional amendment for at least
four years. I, therefore, demand a reconsid
eration of the vote and a committee to in
vestigate the matters which 1 propose to
lay before it. As to my justification in so
doing. I am willing to leave the decision with
the people of my own city and the state at
MKHBEIIS HAVE CHARGED
Several Who Voted for (irnss Kurn
liik'H Bill 'I'wii Years Ako.
The gross earnings bill passed the house
two years ago by an almost unanimous
vote. On.v six members voted in the nega
tive. Three of them are in the house now,
Allen, W. Nelson and I'mland. They TOtfcd
Wednesday to refer the bill to the tax
A change of front on the part of old
members who two years ago voted for the
bill, has been noted. Eighteen of them
are on record in favor of reference to the
tax commission. All but one of the eigh
teen voted against Jacobsou's minority re
port. Wallace was absent, but signed the
majority report as chairman of the tax
The eighteen who have changed front
are: Babcock. Barteau. Daggett. Dealy,
Dunn, Grass, Hillary. Holm, Hymes. Kelly.
Larson, Miller. .Mallory, Xeubauer. Pugh,
Sander, Schurman, Torson and Wallace.
Sander changed yesterday and voted
against referring the subject matter of the
bill to the tax commission. The old mem
bers who are standing by the bill are:
Bean, Bush. Gumming, Deming, Feeney,
Gait, Haugen, Ja.ckson, Jacobson. Johns
rud, Lommen, Morris, Pennington, G. Pe
terson, Plowman. Riley. Roberts, Schutz,
Stites. Swanson, Torry—2l in all.
Adjutant General Libby has commissioned
Allen Wethern of Anoka, first lieutenant,
Company B, First regiment, N. G. Jj. ii.
PROGRAM IN CUBA
President McKinley Is Awaiting
the Convention's Action.
ANTI-AMERICAN POLICY GROWING
Soldier* Will I'ut Mown an Outbreak
unit mi liiNnrrtM-tloii May
From The Journal Bureau, Room 45, JPott
Washington, March 22.—1f the presi
dent ever seriously hoped that the Cuban
constitutional convention would accept
the Platt amendment, that hope is daily
growing more faint. The testimony of
the party of congressmen, who have just
returned from a junket to the island is
in line with previous reports. Even the
most optimistic are forced to admit that
the feeling against the Americans is
growing more bitter every day, and that
there is hardly any possibility that the
Cubans will yield to the demands of con
gress and the president.
All the testimony agrees that the peo
ple are dividing into two parties, those
who favor annexation, including the
Spaniards and the property owning
Cubans, and the anti-American element,
who want complete independence and are
ready to resort to almost any measures
in opposition to American control.
The attitude of the administration is
one of silent insistence. The president is
awaiting developments. If the convention
formally refuses to accede to the Platt
demands, nothing will be done. If the
Cubans should attempt to go on and set up
machinery of government, Governor Gen
eral Wood will be instructed to refuse to
recognize the validity of its actions. Should
tho convention make counter proposals to
the United States, the president will fall
back on the recent action of congress.
Should there be an outbreak, soldiers will
put it down. Should it assume the pro
portions of an insurrection, congress will
be called together to take action looking
to forcible annexation. This in general
terms is the administration program.
Representative Fletcher returned from
Cuba to-day. He is emphatic in his dec
laration that the Cubans cannot govern
themselves and that the inevitable out
come of present friction with the UniteH
States will be the acceptance of the Platt
amendment. Mr. Fletcher also declares for
annexation. He said:
The Cubans are not fit for self-government,
neither as regards preparedness or ability.
Should the United States withdraw there
would be simply a return to practices of
loot and oppression, such as obtained under
the Weyler regime. That is what some of
the Cubans are fighting for now. They want
the Platt amendment rejected and Cuba left
to form her own government in order that
they may obtain control and work their pur
poses on the ignorant people of the island.
There are several factions among the lead
ers, each seeking to gain his own ends. Each
is suspicious in the extreme of the other,
and instead of a government, if left to
themselves, there would be an insurrec
tion in thirty days.
I believe the Cubans will see the futility
of rejecting the Platt amendment. It will
affoid tLeui an opportunity to form their
f4ovr:i>incnt and will guarantee its stability to
Personally 1 believe that annexation would
be best for the Cubans. With the United
States in full control the resources of the
island would be developed. American capital
ists ttould then be assured that money in
vested in enterprises there would be safe and
there would be no danger of some dictator
u,i~iog and demanding tribute at intervals.
—W. W. Jerraane.
WdNhiiiKton Small Talk.
These appointments in the Indian service
iv the northwest have been announced:
Thomas .1. Reedy of Fort Yates, X. D indus
• trial teacher in the Fort Belknap school
| Mcnt.. at $.20 per annum: Samuel Warmolts
, of Milwaukee, carpenter and blacksmith in
I the Chamberlain school, S. D., at $72*) per an
num: Alexander O'Donnell of Xew York
baker in the Fort Peck school, Mont., at $500
Rural free delivery service has been or
dered established at Evansville, Rock county
Wis.. April If., with H. G. Hungerford as
For some reason which was not given. Sen
ator Clapp did not sign the indorsement of
Lee Willcuts of Duluth for reappointment as
the collector of customs. He announced,
however, rhat he did not intend to lay any
thing in the way of Mr. Willcuts.
Captain Lucas of Chamberlain, S. D., re
i fiver of the land office there, having re
signed to accept the position of commandant
of the soldiers" home, the question of filling
his place in the laud office will be taken up
by the South Dakota delegation shortly. There
IB PAGES-FIVE! CMIEi)i29i.iJAL
A RESTAURANT ROW I
Jacob Litt's General Manager and John D. Lef
fingwell Are Wounded by a Columbia
Leffingwell Resents the Man's Actions Toward a
Woman—Shooting Causes a Panic
in the Restaurant
New York, March 22.—Two persons were
shot early to-day in the Rathskeller of
the Pabst hotel, Broadway and Forty-sec
ond street by a man believed to be insane.
The injured men are John D. Leffingwell,
40 years old, of the Broadway theater,
who is wounded in the left side, and Alex
ander W. Dingwell, general manager of Ja
cob Litt's theatrical enterprises. Richard
Hayden Morris, 25 years old, who says he
is a student and a native of Tennessee not
in any business and a guest of the Criter
ion hotel, is locked up charged with the
The police were not aware of the fray un
til notified fit the station-house by the
manager of the Rathskeller in person, who
asked that a detective be sent to the hotel
to arrest a man who had shot two guests.
This was about 2:15 o'clock this morning.
A detective found Morris in the clutches of
half a dozen men and a crowd of men and
women talking excitedly.
The injured m*n had been taken away by
friends. Their wounds are not serious.
Shoot* at the Crowd.
There were about seventy-five men and
women in the place at 1:45 a. m., eating
and drinking, when Morris entered. He
appeared under the influence of drugs or
liquor. It is said he made some insulting
remarks about the women present, which
was resented by some of the men. Morris,
it is alleged, drew a revolver and dis
charged all five chambers. Leffingwell and
Dingwall fell from their chairs with
Instantly the place was in an uproar.
Some of the women screamed, others faint
ed or ran out, of the place, followed by
some of the men. A number of waiters
rushed at Morris, who was thrown down
and disarmed. A doctor was called and
after he had dressed the wounds of the
two men, their friends took them home in
When Morris was arrested he appeared
to be dazed and asked repeatedly:
"What have I done? What have i
Morris Is Deaf.
It was only after repeated questions
had been shouted into his ear that it was
discovered he was deaf. In his pockets
were found $62 in a bunch of pawn tickets
and a bottle of half-grain sulphate ©f mor
phine tablets and another containing a
liquid solution of morphine.
Morris registered at the Criterion hotel
Monday last as from New York city. He
told the hotel people he was a student and
had come from Boston.
Bullet in the Shonlder.
Dingwall was taken to Roosevelt hospi
tal, where it was found that a bullet had
entered his shoulder.
When Morris was arraigned in police
court, he said he was Robert H. Moulton
of Springfield, Term., and that he had
been a student for three years at Colum-
■are several prominent applicants, among
them L.. B. I^ougHliu of Brldgewater.
Chris A. Gallagher of Minneapolis made a
St. Patrick's Day speech in Detroit this year,
and the newspapers of that city give him first
page space, with flaring headlines. They talk
about his "twisting the lion's tail," "making
p. passionate appeal for the Boers," "making
England wince," etc., etc. They also refer
to him as "Congressman Gallagher of Minne
sota." His was the main speech of the day.
and if newspaper notoriety is a good thing, he
is fixed for the rest of his natural life.
Mr. and Mrs. W. R. Merriam gave an elab
orate dinner Tuesday night, and about fifteen
persons were present.
L. G. Powers of the census bureau gave a
lecture Wednesday afternoon before the class
in sociology of the Columbian university.
His subject was "What Is the Social Question
Senator Nelson has been denying himself
to all callers for some time. He Is getting
over his sickness nicely, but the improvement
is not rapid, and the doctors have ordered
It is expected that the first volume of the
late Senator Davis' literary remains will be
published soon. The copy is now in the hands
of a New York publishing house. The volume
will treat of international law, and the intro
duction was written by Henry Cabot Lodge.
Representative Eddy called on Supervising
Architect Taylor to-day and urged that plans
and specifications fpr the public building at
Fergus Falls be expedited so that work may
be begun this summer. He was assured that
it has been the intention-to get out the plans
for that and other buildings in the northwest
immediately. Mr. Eddy also asked that Or
tonville granite be used wherever stone is to
go in the building. As to that, he was in
formed that if the successful bidder for the
work offered granite from the Ortonviile
quarries at the same price as other granite,
it would be used.
Mr. Eddy asked Assistant Secretary Spaul
ding about the location of the deputy col
lector of customs at the new international
bridge. General Spaulding said that one will
be placed there when the collector reports it
necessary. This will be when the bridge is
completed and other traffic begins. The dep
uty will be appointed upon the recommenda
tion of the collector.
CONFER ON NEBRASKA
Prenldent and Hanna IHnimihm the
Washington. March 22.—The Nebraska
senatorial situation was considered by the
president and Senator Hanna. The ad
ministration is anxious that the deadlock
in the legislature be broken, that the elec
tion of two republican senators may be
accompanied, and the republican national
committee has been exerting its Influence
to that end.
".I have hopes," said the senator, "that
sooner or later loyalty to the republican
party will bring the bolters to their
Lincoln, March 22. —Another fruitless
ballot was taken to-day. The fusionists
brought in two men from sickrooms and
raised the number necessary to elect to
65. To-day's ballot was: Allen, 59;
Hitchcock, 49; W. H. Thompson, 10; D.
E. Thompson, 59; Crounse, 6; Currle, 8;
Meiklejohn, 23; Hinshaw, 10; Rosewater,
32; scattering, 2.
bla university. He -was held In $5,00Q
bail for examination Monday.
The Evening World's report of tea
Some time after midnight Minnie Sellgmaa
and another woman, members of the Broad
way Theater company, entered the Rathskei- j
ler, escorted by Mr. Leffiugwell and an elder
ly gentleman. They had been seated only a
few minutes when Morris entered, and, see- :
ing Miss Seligman, seated himself where he .
could see her every movement. Just what 5
Morris did to annoy the actress i 3 not known, i
but she complained to Mr. Leffingwell, and §
that gentleman, arising, went to Morris and 5
told him he would have to behave himself or k
move his seat. Morris' reply was to draw
his revolver and start shooting.
The first ball struck Leffingwell in the side 5
and he reeled back. His companion ran to
his assistance and grappled with the youug *
man. For his pains he received a glancing
wound in the back. Morris kept on shooting,
his weapon being leveled at Miss Seligmaa
and her companion.
Meanwhile the crowded cafe was turned into
a bedlam. The flying crowd swept the waiters
off their feet as they charged toward the wild
young man with the revolver. Finally the
head waiter reached him and disarmed htm.
Dingwall Prom Milwaukee.
Milwaukee, March 22.—Alexander W.
Dingwall is from Milwaukee, where he
lived nearly all his life. Mr. Dingwall
was employed in one of the leading banks
in this city for several years. He became
well known to the theatrical profession
while dramatic critic on a local paper.
Nine years ago he joined the forces of
Jacob Litt and two years later became
general manager of Mr. Litt's theatrical
business. Mr. Dingwall is well connected
in Milwaukee, his father being a prom
Lefflngwell Well Known.
Chicago, March 22.—George Warren,
treasurer of McVlcker's theater, said of
Dingwall and Leffingwell:
They are two of the best fellows alive. Mr.
Leffingwell was an advance agent for Mr.
Litt and at various times has acted in that
capacity for Mme. Modjeska and for Otis
Skinner. I understand that he was wealthy in
former years, enjoying an annual income of
$70,00u. He once owned a newspaper in Hart
ford, Conu., and was known in every impor
tant city in the' country.
Moulton said he was a user of mor
phine and that he took a good deal of the
drug yesterday. He remembers going to
the Broadway theater and coming out. but
does not remember anything that hap
pened from that time until he found him*
self in the patrol wagon.
>ot Miss Seligman.
A statement was given out this after
noon at the Broadway theater that the
woman with Dingall and Lefflngwell was
May Buckley, a member of the company
at the Broadway theater. Miss Seligman
said to reporters that she had not been
in the Pabst at all last night.
Xashville, Term., March 22.—Robert M.
Moulton is the youngest aon of the late
Frank Moulton, at one time a well-known
grain dealer in this city. His mother and
other relatives reside at Springfield, Term.
A brother lives in this city. Moulton'a
friends declare he is of the most kindly
PASSES THE HOUSE
Primary Election Bill Gets a Start
HAD ONLY THREE VoAs TO SPARE
Said the Senate Will Kill It by m
Larger Majority Than It Had
in the House.
Special to The Journal.
Madison, Wis., March 22.—The primary
election bill passed the assembly at noon
to-day by the close vote of 61 to 48, after
two hours' debate, the time being divided
between Its supporters and opponents. E. «
A. Miller of Hixton, who voted against
the bill on third reading, was absent.
The opposition had gained five votes
since Thursday, when the bill went to a
third reading. The five who changed
front were Duerrwachter, Haggerty,
Harting. P. Johnson and Park, all repub
licans. Esau, Herman, Miller and Mol
denhauer, who were absent when the first
vote was taken, were on hand to-day,
and all voted against the bill.
A motion to reconsider the vote was
laid on the tab**, and the assembly is
through with the measure. It te now up
to the senate, which is expected to kill
it by a majority larger than that by which
It passed the assembly.
The senate this morning passed the
bill providing for the appointment of a
woman on the state board of normal
school regents. The bill prohibiting the
docking of horses also went through
Desperate Flgrht on the Bill.
Sick men were pulled out of their beds
and funerals postponed in the fight made
against the bill. Assemblyman Evan
Evans, although in no condition for busi
ness because of weakness from his recent
illness, was so worked on by the oppon
ents of the bill that he came from Mil
waukee to vote against the measure.
Assemblyman Herman Miller postponed
his son's funeral until to-morrow to
come here. The assembly chamber was
crowded and there were many women in
FLOCK TO MILWAUKEE
Thirty Chicago Traders Buy Seat*
on the Board.
Milwaukee, March 22.—The number of
memberships in the Milwaukee chamber
of commerce obtained by Chicago grain
traders is said to have reached thirty.
One big Chicago firm has leased quarters
for a Milwaukee office, and several others
are said to be negotiating for offices.
Tiie figures on membership at noon to
day were announced as $165 bid and $200