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THE MINNEAPOLIS JOURNISJ23
PRICE TWO CENTS.
Chief Procurator of the Holy-
SHOT AT IN HIS STUDY
Serious Alarm in Russia for the
Safety of the Czar.
REVOLUTION MOVEMENT SPREADS
High. Court Otiit-iuls Are Said to Be
lit tile Plot—Revolutionist*
St. Petersburg, March 23.—Privy Coun
cillor Pobiedonoszeff, chief procurator of
the holy synod, narrowly escaped assas
sination early Friday morning.
While writing in his study shortly after
midnight two bullets shattered a window
and passed close to the procurator and
buried themselves in the ceiling. Two
other shots were fired, but did not enter
the room. The procurator was not hurt.
The would-be assassin was identified as
Lagowski. a provincial official.
CZAR IN DANGER
High Court Official* Said to Be in
the RevolutioniNt Plot.
>>!<• York Sttn Special Service
St. Petersburg. March 23. —It can no
longer be kept hidden that the life of Em
peror Nicholas, Czar of 'he Russias, is in
On every side is to be seen evidence of
renewed activity among the opponents of
the government. Large sums are being
distributed among the factory workers of
St. Petersburg and other large cities to
induce them to join the movement against
the government, which has thus far been
led by the students.
The revolutionary movement has now
passed out of the hands of the students.
however, and it is believed that high
court officials are in the plot. It is a
mystery whence the money comes, but
indications point to high sources about the
Orders were given Saturday night to
keep all the troops in St. Petersburg
ready. Sunday the police were dis
tributed in force on all the main streets.
The Karpovvitch investigation, it is said,
has revealed a great plot, similar to the
Nihilistic conspiracy, with Kieff as the
center, thf main branch at Odessa and
ramifications extending to the lowest
strata of society. The plan was to make
an attempt on the life of the czar, who
was thereupon removed to Gatchina.
Eighteen students are closely confined
at Schlusselberg because they were con
nected with the murder of M. Bogoliepoff.
All the higher courses for women in the
medical institute of the University of St.
Petersburg have been closed indefinitely.
From Moscow come reports of grave un
rest among the students and the work
ingmen. A great demonstration of 20,000
students and workingmen was planned,
but on account of the elaborate police and
military precautions, it was postponed un
til the body of M. Bogoliepoff, the victim
of Karpovitch, shall be brought there for
burial. For two weeks vie troops of the
Moscow garrison have slept in their cloth
ing, ready for instant action. It will be
surprising if matters are finally settled
The city of Saratoff experienced an imi
tation of the St. Petersburg theater scan
dal upon the first presentation of the
anti-semitic play, "The Contrabandists."
Bottles containing malodorous fluid were
hurled upon the stage and proved quite
effective in ruining the performance.
Thunder and Lightning Disturbance
Passes Over the N. W.
NEW RICHMOND WAS ASSAILED
Station at Boardman and Other
Special to The Journal.
Richmond, Wis., March 23. —Between 2
and -1 o'clock this morning this section
was visited by a most unusual meteoro
logical demonstration, and, considering
the season of the year, the severest
thunder storm in the history of northern
For two hours there was a steady and
constant cannonading of thunder and
lightning, accompanied by a heavy down
pour of rain, but no wind. The lightning
struck in many places and the damage
will be heavy.
The Chicago, St. Paul, Minneapolis &
Omaha station at Boardman, five miles
south, burned to the ground. The same
stroke of lightning burned out the tele
graph instruments in the city passenger
station in this city, but the prompt work
of the fire department saved heavy loss.
Lightning struck in many places in the"
country, but without much danger. The
storm was general all over the region,
but seemed central over New Richmond.
Some damage was done to the local tele
Mill and other property owners along
the river have already begun preparations
for the big freshet which is expected.
Barn Fire Caused by Lightning.
Special to The Journal.
Clearwater. Minn., March 23.—During a
severe electrical storm early this morn
ing, the bam of" Warren Sutherland, who
resides four miles from town, was
struck by lightning and burned to the
ground. Six head of fine cows and three
horses were burned to death. The entire
loss is $2,000, with insurance of $700.
President of the Clios Kidnapped at
Special to The Journal.
Cedar Falls, lowa, March 23.—George
Cleveland, president of the State Normal
Clios, was kidnapped last evening while on
his way to a society banquet. He was
placed in a carriage and driven into the
country. He had the key to the hall, and
the guests waited in the street for his ar
arival. When he came he was two hours
late and covered with mud.
MATES FOR FIFTY YEARS
Conery* of Rarnlioo. Win., Take
Their Troubles to Court.
Special to The Journal.
Baraboo, Wis., March 23.—Elizabeth
Conery, aged 68 years, has begun suit
against Parick Cocery, aged 70, for a di
vorce. They are residents of Doylestown
%nci have lived together nearly 50 years.
Manchuria Agreement Is Off
for the Present.
A PRESSURE ON CHINA
Other Powers Threaten to Demand
RUSSIA MAY INSIST FURTHER
Negotiation* at I'ekhiK a Continued
Triumph for Hh>'« Di
Mew York Sun Spmol*! Sarvlcm
Chicago, March 23.—William E. Curtis
says in a Washington special to the Chi
The most interesting and important
news from China comes by the way of
St. Petersburg, to the effect that the Chi
nese government has refused to concede
the demands made by Russia upon Man
churian territory and that the treaty,
which has caused so much agitation, is off,
for the present at least. While no formal
protest has ever been made against the
establishment of a Russian protectorate
over the great northern province, the au
thorities at Peking have been notified that
Germany, England and Japan would ex
pect similar rights and authority in other
provinces to be selected by them. That
would be a practical dismemberment of
the empire. The Chinese court has there
fore evidently decided to deny the demand
of Russia and to take the chances of be
ing supported by the other powers.
Russia already has partial control of
Manchuria, and has rights there which are
not enjoyed by any other nation. These
were given in 189G, as compensation for
guaranteeing the payment of money bor
rowed by China to meet the indemnity de
manded by Japan, but the new treaty prac
tically relinquishes the sovereignty of
China over the Manchurian territory.
Hay's Triu in ftii.
The negotiations at Peking are pro
gressing quite as rapidly and as satisfac
torily as any one could expect. The United
States is the only nation which can con
template them with disinterested motives.
It is equally remarkable that thus far
every proposition that has emanated from
this government and every line of policy
we have advised hag been adopted, which
gives hope that they will yet consent to
the distribution of the indemnity on an
equitable basis by the arbitration court
at The Hague or some tribunal.
Secretary Hay has scored a triumph in
persuading the powers to limit their de
mands to a reasonable sum. which will
probably be $25,000,000. It is believed that
a loan for that amount can be obtained,
and that the interest and sinking fund may
be met without imposing burdens of taxa
tion that will interfere with commerce.
Russia and France have already ex
pressed assent to the suggestion of Sec
retary Hay that the question of damages
be determined by the arbitration court at
The Hague, England, Germany, Italy,
Austria. Spain and Belgium are holding off
Japan is willing to go in with the United
States, provided a majority of the nations
are agreeable, and as Great Britain has
not yet. refused, the probabilities are in
favor of her final acceptance.
ONLY TEMPORARY CHECK
Russia May Reopen the Subject With
New York, March 23.—A special *to the
Times from Washington says that the
Russo-Chinese treaty has been rejected by
China. The powers opposed to the Rus
sian acquisition of Manchuria have won
the first round, and there is every reason
to believe that notes are now passing
among them with a view to preventing
any further efforts by Russia to secure
a convention with China.
The sudden face-about by China is the
result of work done by other powers. The
way it was done is a secret closely guard
ed, but it is certain that pressure from
European capitals was the cause of China's
rejection of the treaty.
This is, of course, only a temporary
check to Russia. She can now insist that
China accept the treaty, making, if neces
sary, some modifications in it which will
give ground for reopening the subject. It
is to prevent this that negotiations are
now going on among the powers.
The proof, which the rejection of the
treaty furnishes, that Russia's influence at
the Chinese court is not omnipotent, has
evidently given encouragement to the op
position powers, who believe that the game
can be blocked as far as the treaty is
concerned. However, even if they suc
ceed in preventing Russia from concluding
any agreement with China, they will not
have made any progress towards getting
her out of Manchuria.
KnsNia Refuses to Disclose the Man-
»«• York Sun Special Servio*
London, March 23.—The St. Petersburg
correspondent of the Times says that the
Marquis of Lansdowne was not wholly
satisfied with Count Lamsdorffs verbal as
surances to Sir Charles Scott, the British
ambassador at St. Petersburg, regarding!
the Manchurian modus Vivendi, and asked '■
the ambassador to request a copy of the ''<
draft of the convention. Count Lamsdorff
angrily and peremptorily refused to fur
nish it. Count Lamsdorff is also very in
dignant with Li Hung Chang for disclosing
the terms of the agreement.
Great Britain would be quite -willing to
refer the whole Manchurian matter to ar
bitration on the lines of The Hague con
ference. The Tientsin siding affair is not
considered important enough to be disposed
of in this way, and it will immediately
become a matter of diplomatic interchange
between St. Petersburg and London.
JAPAN IS BELLICOSE
Expectation That She Will Resist
Any Advance by Russia.
Washington, March 23.—Japan will make
vigorous opposition to the ratification of
the Manchurian convention. United States
Consul General Goodnow, at Shanghai, sug
gestes that the United States join Japan
and England to prevent the ratification.
The suggestion will not be adopted by the
London, March 23.—The foreign office
entertains grave fears that the relations
between Japan and Russia may shortly
resch the danger point. Japan has con
fided to at least some of the powers her
determination to oppose at all costs any
SATURDAY EVENING, MARCH 23, 1901.
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CAN THE MISSIONARY REACH THIS OLD SAVAGE?
secret agreement between Russia and
China by which the former could secure
territorial or other advantage contigu
ous to Korea.
A highly placed British official said:
"All Japan wants is a free hand against
Fleet ReportM Xot Confirmed.
Shanghai, March 23.—There is no con
firmation of the reported concentration of
Russian warships in Korean waters or of
the rumored mobilization of the Japanese
fleet. While foreign circles here gener
ally doubt that an outbreak of hostilities
will occur, the Chinese are satisfied that
Japan is determined to resist Russian de
signs on Manchuria.
Treaty Will Be SiKned.
Shanghai, March 23.—The North China News
asserts that a Chinese telegram has been re
ceived from the north affirming that the
Russo-Chinese treaty will be signed March 28,
with not a single word changed.
TOO BIG FOR THE ARMY
BIV PEACE FROM THE BOERS
Publication of the \«-n«l iatioUM
Causes - Pesaimintic Feeling'
Mmw York Sun Saeclal Smrvlo*
London, March 23.—1t is significant that
the overtures General Kitchener was dis
posed to offer to the Boers contained
greater concessions than Sir Alfred Mil
ner and Mr. Chamberlain would permit,
and this has caused a pessimistic feeling
as suggesting that the British military
position is not really equal to ending the
war, and that the English will have to
buy peace. The jingo press is particularly
The radicals have discerned in the
modified text of the terms of peace a
convenient pretext for renewing their at
tack upon Mr. Chamberlain. They assert
that the British and Boer generals un
derstood each other and might have made
peace if the officious civilians had not in
tervened with unnecessary fussiness and
suspiciousness. The answer by Mr.
Chamberlain's partizans is that General
Kitchener's peace would have been a hol
There is general agreement that Mr.
Chamberlain will be placed on the de
fensive and that he will be forced into
practical leadership of the party by ag
The colonial secretary, Mr. Chamber
lain, in the house of commons, to-day,
replying to a question, said no specific
objections had been made by General
Botha to auy of the peace terms offered
by General Kitchener, and General Botha
made no counter proposals. In a private
telegram General Kitchener said that
General Botha had a strong objection to
Sir Alfred Milner.
IRISH CALL FOR POLICE
Xot I'nparliameutary to Deny State-
me it in Politely.
London, March 23.—The house of com
mons had quite a lively five minutes to
day during the debate on the navy esti
mates, caused by Mr. Balfour, the govern
ment leader, closuring the discussion.
John Redmond, the Irish leader, in pro
testing, made an assertion which Sir J.
Fortesque-Flannery, unionist, flatly con
The Irish nationalists shouted protesta
tions and called for the police. Amidst
much disorder, William Redmond, nation
alist, questioned the right of a member
to flatly contradict another.
The presiding officer held that the denial
might have been couched in more polite
terms, but that it was not unparliamentary
to say things were untrue.
"FREEDOM OF CONTRACT"
Milwaukee Judgre Declare* Null and
Void n Law of. 1890.
Milwaukee, March 23.—Judge Ludwig,
in the superior court to-day, declared un
constitutional the act to prohibit dis
crimination against members of labor or
ganizations passed by the legislature in
1899. The judge ordered the release of
Louis J. Kreutzberg, who was arrested on
complaint of Albert Stettner, an iron
molder. Judge Ludwig held that the law
is in conflict with the constitutions of
Wisconsin and the United States, the
principal ground being that it interferes
with freedom of contract.
ROBERTS GIVES BONDS
Minneapolis Friends of the Ex-Guard
Secure His Release.
Special to The Journal.
Stillwater. Minn., March 23. —John Rob
erts of Minneapolis, the ex-guard mixed
up in the atempt to free Convict Leland,
was released to-day on $2,000 bonds, fur
nished by two Minneapolis friends, and left
for home. He will be tried in May.
TOO MUCH DEADDUCK
Congressman Tawney Criticises the
ANOTHER PLEA FOR NORTHROP
President Is Said to Have Told Rod
euberg That He Is Out of
Mmw York Sum Snmctal Smrv/om
Chicago, March 2<L—Congressman James
A. Tawney of Minnesota 1, chairman of the
congressional committed on the St. Louis
exposition, at the Auditorium hdtel, ex
pressed himself emphatically in condemna
tion of the probable, make-up o£ the na
tional commission to the exposition, de
claring there were altogether too many
senatorial and congressional "exes"
among the number. It was the intention
of congress, he said, that the members
of the commission for the greater part
should be representatives of the leading
industries of the country, and that the
positions, each earning an annual salary of
$5,000, should not be distributed as po
litical favors to those retired from of
Congressman Tawney was specially ex
ercised at what he termed a disposition
to slight the educational interests and he
sent the following telegram to President
The importance of exhibiting to the world,
at the Louisiana purchase exposition, to the
most favorable advantage, our system of edu
cation and institutions of learning constrains
me to respectfully remind you that among
all the applicants for places on the commis
sion none Is in touch with educational work
or qualified by experience to efficiently han
dle this important feature of the exposition
except Professor Northrop. The commission
should have at least one whose ability to rep
resent our great educational interests is uni
Mr. Tawney said:
The small membership of the commission,
as compared with the 114 at the Columbian
exposition, will necessarily result in placing
much more work on its shoulders, and to
have this work done properly the personnel
of the commission should include as many
representatives of our great industries as
possible. I can't help but believe a mistake
is being made.
TAWNEY IS BACK
First District Man Is Hopeful of
Special to The Journal.
Winona, Minn., March 23.—Congress
man Tawney arrived from Washington
this morning. He is still hopeful that
President Northrop will be named on the
St. Louis exposition commission. He
wired President McKinley from Chicago,
calling attention to the importance of
having the educational interests repre
sented on the commission, and the em
inent fitness of President Northrop for
Mr. Tawney desires to leave with the
congressional party for the Philippines in
June, but is not certain he can arrange
his business affairs.
Fully 500 Families Are Ready to Go
to North Dakota.
Chicago, March 23. —It is expected that
fully 500 Dunkard families from the cen
tral and northern parts of Indiana, will
pass through Chicago either next Tuesday
or the following week for North Dakota.
Both are colonist days on the Chicago-St.
Paul and St. Paul coast lines.
CONGER'S NEPHEW ASSIGNS.
New York, March 23.—Keuyon B. Conger,
promoter, of 15 Wall street, who lives at
Irvington, has filed a petition in bankruptcy
with liabilities of $553,095 and assets of $1,507.
Mr. Conger is a nephew of the United States
minister to China and a son of the late Colo
nel A. L. Conger, the founder of many enter
prises at Akron and Zanesville, Ohio, and
Infants Steal a Horse
Special to The Journal.
Lead, S. D., March 23.—John Zurich, aged 13, and his brother Jacob, aged 9
years, are under $100 bonds for horse stealing, and will appear before the next
grand jury to answer to the charge. These boys have done all sorts of petty steal
ing, and have been before the police justices on several occasions. They have been
found guilty in many cases, and have only escaped the reform school on account of
their ages and the standing of their parents. Their last offense was to steal a
horee from a laboring man and ride It to death. The boys ?-<«eftt ♦« tm. j n state's
prison and are perfectly indifferent.
NORTHROP STOCK UP
Outlook To-day That Minnesotan
May Be Appointed
ST. LOUIS FAIR COMMISSIONER
He Fears That the Jobs Will Go to
Defeated Members of
Trom. The .Journal Bureau. Room *S, JF*o«*
Washington.. March 23.—The chances for
the appointment of President Northrop as
a member of the Louisiana Purchase Ex
position "commission art brighter to-day
than early in the week. This informa
tion comes from a high source. It does
not mean that the appointment has been
finally decided upon, but that pressure
broueht to bear in the past week has its
effect upon the president, and he now feels
ar he may be able to designate him as a
member of the commission without being
charged with having made a personal se
The change is due to the good work done
by Mr. Tawney.
Representative Fletcher saw the presi
dent to-day and urged President North
rop's appointment. President McKinley
made his usual answer that he was aware
of the good qualities of the- candidate, and
had his name under consideration. At the
conclusion of the interview Mr. Fletcher
said: "I shall be very much disappointed
if President Northrop is not appointed."
Ex-Representative Rodenberg saw the
president yesterday afternoon. It has been
generally understood that the last place
on the commission would be filled by him
or President Northrop. At that interview
the president is said to have intimated that
he could not quite see his way clear to
passing over the latter's claims," hence the
ri3e in Northrop stock to-day.
Senator Nelson was also going to see the
president in Northrop's behalf with Rep
resentative Eddy to-day, but his physician
still insists that he remain in the house.
—W. W. Jermane.
Wiisliiiiuion Small Talk.
Senator McCumber called on the president
to-day to say good-bye. He will go home
the middle of next week.
Representative Marshall of North Dakota
is still in Washington. He has decided not
to make a recommendation for postmaster at
Grafton until he returns to North Dakota,
when he will make a personal investigation.
lowa postmasters appointed to-day: Flor
enceville, Howard county, E. J. Private;
Loveland, Pottawattamie county, Nellie Hal
deman; River Sioux, Hardson county, W. H.
Northeastern Associations Snap Ex
periences at Wuverly.
Special to The Journal.
Waverly, lowa, March 23.—The press as
sociations of northeastern lowa, composed
of newspaper men in the Third and Fourth
congressional districts, are holding their
annual meeting in this city. There is a
iarge attendance. Last night there was a
meeting at the opera house. The princi
pal address of the evening was delivered
by David Brandt, of the Clinton Herald.
Today the editors visited the points of
interest in the city. A banquet was given
last evening at the Fortner house, and
among those who responded to toasts was
Lafe Young, of the Dcs Moines Capital.
His subject was, "What Is the Matter
I with Iowa?"
HANDCUFFED IN A CAR
Supposed Escaped Prisoner Round
ed I i» at Winona.
Special to The Journal.
Winona, Minn., March 23.—The police
have in custody a well-built man about
35 years of age, who was found in a sealed
box car on the Milwaukee road with
handcuffs on his hands. It is supposed
he escaped from some point north of
Wabasha. He gives the name of John
Dwyer and tells conflicting stories of
coming from Minneapolis and Cannon
24 PAGES-FIVE OCLOCK.
He Leads a Small Party of Picked Men in a
Daring Attempt to Capture the
They Will Be Taken to Aguinaldo as Prisoners,
and at a Signal They Will
Manila, March 23.—General Funston has
gone into Isabella province with ten men
and a company of native scouts to try to
In January, from his hiding place in the
province of Isabella, Aguinaldo wrote let
ters anathematizing the subchiefs who
had taken the oath of allegiance to the
United States. Later, Aguinaldo ordered
insurgent forces in southern Luzon to
join him at a rendezvous in Isabella
province. The rebel officer entrusted
with these orders secretly negotiated with
General Funston, with Surgeon Major
Harris, Captain Newton of the Thirty
fourth infantry, Lieutenant Admire of the
Twenty-second infantry, Lieutenant
LET IN THE LIGHT
Say Those Pushing the House Brib-
IMPORTANT RESOLUTION OFFERED
If Passed It Will Shut Off Any
Chance of White
The investigation into the alleged brib
ery and corruption in the Minnesota house
of representatives will be taken up Mon
day. The friends of the gross earnings
bill are determined to have a full and open
investigation of the charges. In order
to prevent the investigation from becom
ing a farce it was necessary to give the
committee some power, and Mr. Sweet,
of Hennepin, introduced the following res
olution" tcis afternoon:
Resolved, That the comrhittee heretofore
appointed by th« ~ speaker of this house to
investigate the charges of bribery and cor
ruption be empowered to send for persons and
papers and to examine witnesses under oath
concerning any matter of bribery and corrup
tion relating to the business of this house.
And said committee is directed to transmit
to this house with its report a copy of all
evidence adduced before said committee.
Notice of Debate.
This rather took the house by surprise.
The final paragraph especially was dis
tasteful to some, as it makes a white
wash absolutely impossible. Representa
tive Allen gave notice of debate, and un
der the rules the resolution must lie over
until Monday. It does not seem possible
that any members will publicly stand
against, a complete and public investiga
tion. The friends of the gross earnings
bill are thoroughly aroused, and will in
sist that the caommittee be empowered to
take evidence under oath and directed to
make the evidence public property.
It is understood that the reason for de
ferring consideration of the resolution
was that some members want the com
mittee to be allowed to judge what evi
dence is proper to report. They will
offer an amendment to the resolution in
serting before the word "evidence" the
words "competent and relevant." Those
who are pushing the charges, however,
think that the house and not the com
mittee should be the judges of what evi
dence is competent and relevant, and that
the investigation should be public in
Constituents Heard From,
Members are beginning to hear from
their constituents, and as a result sa\%
eral who voted to refer the bill to the
tax commission now say that they will
vote for its passage. It will lie on the
table a few days more, during which the
members will be advised more fully of
what their constituents want.
G.-E. Tax Distribution.
Mr. Laybourn introduced a bill in the
house this afternoon providing for a dis
tribution of the gross earnings tax re
ceived from railroad companies. Under it
the state auditor will be required to com
pute the proportion of the tax belonging
to each county on a basis of the valuation
of railroad property in each county.
After deducting one-tenth for state pur
poses the remainder is then to be dis
tributed pro-rata to the counties. The
county commissioners after retaining one
tenth for county purposes will then dis-1
tribute the remainder in the same way to
cities, towns, villages and townships.
Dcs Moinen Man Said to Have Squan
dered Funds Entrusted to Him.
Special to The Journal.
Dcs Moines, lowa, March 23.— W. S. Den
ison, the scapegoat son of an old and
prominent family, was arrested charged
with embezzling $5,700 belonging to Mrs.
S. H. Crampton, for whom he was attor
ney. The case concerns Mrs. Sarah E. Per
sons, who with her husband came here
from Bridgeport, Conn., a year ago. Mrs.
Persons charged Mrs. Crampton with un
due intimacy with her husband and
brought an action against Mrs. Crampton
for damages. The latter gave a mortgage
on her property for $5,700 in settlement
out of court. She then sold her property
and turned the money over to Denison to
pay the amount of the mortgage to Mrs.
Persons. It is alleged Denison squan
dered it. >
WRECKED AND ROBBED
State Bank of Tabor, S. D., Entered
Special to The Journal.
Yankton, S. D.. March 23.—The Tabor
state bank was entered by robbers last
night and the safe was blown open by
nitroglycerin, wrecking the building. The
loss in damage and money is $2,000, fully
insured. There is no trace of the rob
The Scottish Rite Masons closed their
reunion here last night. A team of thirty
was initiated. The order decided to hulld
a $25,000 temple here this season
Mitchell of the Fortieth infantry, 6ix vet-<
eran Bcouts and a company of native
scouts, all picked men, embarked on the
gunboat Vicksburg and were landed on a
remote beach above Baler.
It was arranged that Aguinaldo'a emis
sary and the native scouts should pasa
themselves off as insurgent troops who,
having captured General Funston and
others, were taking them as prisoners to
Aguinaldo. When brought before Aguin
aldo, General Funston was to give a sig
nal and Aguinaldo was to be seized.
The troops in New Viscaya and New
Ecija and the gunboats Vicksburg and Al
bany were to co-operate with General
Funston's force. The Vicksburg is ex
pected here to-morrow.
MARKET WAR OVER
Telegraph Companies Will Carry
CONTROVERSY HAS BEEN SETTLED
Within a Week the Service Will Be
Regained Uhiclt Was Stopped
Chicago, March 23.—Official announce
ment was made here to-day that the con
troversy between the Chicago Board of
Trade and the telegraph companies over
the collection and dissemination of mar
ket quotations has been settled. Within
a week, if not sooner, it is expected,
quotations will again be sent out from
this 1 market to all parts of the country.
I The"trouble started last July, and since
that time the country has not had Chi
cago grain quotations, except as they
were sent out over private wires from
brokers, or in private messages, or in
newspapers after the market closed.
Terms of Settlement.
President Warren said: "The telegraph
companies will be free to send out the
quotations April 1.".
It is understood that the agreement call 3
for a payment of $30,000 per annum by
the telegraph companies to the board, the
maintenance of rates in the local field,
so as not to crush out the Cleveland Tele
graph company, which has a twenty-year
contract with the board, and the control
by the board over applications for quo
The \cHs on 'Change.
Word was received on Minneapolis
"change late to-day to the effect that
the matter of Chicago quotations has at
last been adjusted, and it is announced
that the regular service will be re-estab
lished commencing April 1. It is now
over six months since the difficulty arose
between the Chicago Board of Trade and
the telegraph companies which resulted
in the cutting off of the daily quotations.
Being unable to bring the telegraph com
panies into line according to its demands,
the Chicago board made the radical move
of refusing to give out the fluctuations.
This, of course, stopped the Chicago price
clock on the Minneapolis exchange as
well as on other western exchanges. The
plan has not worked to the advantage of
Chicago. Indeed, it has been very dam
aging in its effects. A good many traders,
dissatisfied with the arbitrary action of
the Chicago board, severed their business
relationship and came more closely inta
touch with Minneapolis and other western
grain markets. It has been known in
local circles for some time that a settle
ment would have to be made soon, as
there was a growing sentiment of rebel
lion on the part of Chicago houses who
have suffered severely by loss of busi
ness. The incident now closing has at
least served to show that Chicago does
not dominate the grain trade as much as
in former years.
President Hickey Refuses to
Indorse Western League
St. Joseph, Mo., March 23.—President
Hickey has rejected the schedule of games
for the Western league sent out from Deß
Moines a few days ago and has commenced
work on a new one to be announced in
WHAT WAS MASON AFTER ?
New Developments Expected in tha
Armstrong? Case at Winona.
Special to The Journal.
Winona, Minn., March 23.—C. D. Arm*
strong, who was held this morning in
$1,000 bail to the June term of United
States court on a charge of raising four
postal orders, became mixed up in a
street scrap last night with B. Mason,
who, he alleges, prevented him entrance
to his attorney's office and removed arti
cles from his grip. Mason will be tried
Monday for assault. Some surprising de*
velopments are hinted at.
LEGISLATOR STRICKEN •
Representative Sprecher, In We*
l.raska. In a Critical Condition.
Lincoln, Neb., March 23. —Representa-
tive J. C. Sprecher of Colfax county,
fusionist, was stricken with apoplexy on
the floor of the house to-day and he is
in a critical condition.
Sprecher recovered later and probably
will get well.