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THE MINNEAPOLIS JOURNiSE
PEICE TWO CENTS.
Export Duty on Coal; Higher
BUDGET IN ENGLAND
Suspend Sinking Fund and Borrow
TAXES TO YIELD £11,000,000
Jver :i.000.000 rounds of This Will
Be on Coal—Chancellor's
: London, April IS—The budget :
: adds two pence to the income :
: tax, making it one shilling two :
: pence. J
: It does not provide an increase :
: in the duties on beer, wine or :
! : tea, spirits or tobacco. :
: A duty of 4s 2d per hundred- :
: weight will be imposed on re- :
: Sued sugar. :
: Raw sugar polarizing below :
: M is to pay a duty gradually :
: diminishing, according to each :
: degree of polarization, to a :
: minimum* of 2 shillings at a :
: polarization of 76. :
: A duty of 2 shillings per nun- :
: dred weight is imposed on :
: molasses. :
: West Indian sugar is not ex- :
: cepted. :
: A duty of 1 shilling and 8 :
: pence per hundred weight is lm- :
: posed on glucose. :
: A shilling per ton duty is im- :
: : posed on exported coal. :
: The total expected yield of the :
i : new taxation is £11,000,000, of :
: which £2,100,000 will be from :
: coal. :
: The chancellor of the ex- :
j : 'chequer proposed to suspend :
: the sinking fund and borrow :
: The chancellor of the ex- :
: chequer asked for permission to :
: extend the present borrowing :
: powers to borrowing on consuls. :
: The loan will be in consols. :
London, April 18.—The exceptional in
terest in this years budget statement was
jshown by the crowd at the house of com
mons when it reassembled to-day. The j
fresh taxation proposals required to meet
th« expenditures for 1901-02, according to
ft preliminary paper issued this afternoon,
totals £18t,602,000, including war charges,
this being an increase of £32,901,000 over
laet y.?a.r. The national balance sheet for
19W-1901, a« shown by the same paper,
stands as follows: Revenue, £130,385,000;
expenditures, £183,592,000; net deficit,
Mr. Balfour, the government leader, in
directly announced the forthcoming loan,
saying he hoped to introduce a resolution
On the subject to-night if possible.
The chancellor of the exchequer. Sir
Michael Hicks-Beach, rose amidst rounds
of cheers and commenced the budget
■During the last five year 3," said the
chancellor, "we have been invariably able
to congratulate the house on a general in
crease in the prosperity of the country,
but the year 1900, especially the last six
months, showed symptoms of a change.
Our foreign trade during the year consid
erably increased, but in value rather than
It was mainly derived, the chancellor
feaid, from the high prices of certain arti
cles, notably coal, which, naturally, have
Injured important industries, especially
railways. Nevertheless the revenue for
the past year showed no signs of decrease,
and the exchequer receipts showed a sur
plus of £2,865,000 over the estimates.
He was bound to say, however, that the
excess was due to forestallment on duti
able articles. But for this his estimates
would have been barely realized. The
forestallment of 1899-1900 amounted to
£3,250,000, which properly belonged to the
revenue of last year. The forestallment of
the past year somewhat exceeded the pre
vious year. He would say that the con
suming power of the people was main
tained, but there was no material evidence
of the expansion of that power beyond,
what was fairly attributable to increase
Fewer Beer Drinkers.
The chancelor reviewed the various
items of revenue, mentioning that the
revenue from beer was £4,000,000 less than
the estimate. "That decrease," said he
"is probably attributable to the fact that
very many beer drinkers are in South
Africa, and al«o to the decrease in the
spending power of the people, owing to
the high price of coal. Experience ha 3
shown that we have practically reached
the limit in the profitable taxation of
The receipts from the death duties were
£9,500,000 below those of the preceding
year, but be had better expectations for
next year. The prolongation of the war
and the absence of business on the stock
exchange were responsible for the un
satisfactory yield from stamps.
In noting that the yield from the in
come tax was £1,150,000 above the esti
mate, the chancellor remarked that in
twelve years the income, on which taxa
tion was paid, had been increased by no
'.ess than £120.000,000, a fact that he
hoped the house would remember when he
reached the later part of his speech.
The only other points of the revenue
Rhlch be need touch upon were the excep
tional receipts owing to the mint, to sil
ver coinage and the telegraph receipts,
which compared very unfavorably with the
The total receipts amounted to £130,
--386,000 and the expenditures, £183,592,000,
of which £65,000,000 was for the war in
South Africa, and £3,000,000 for China.
SUCCESSOR TO MARTINELLI
Archbishop Zardetti, Late of St.
Cloud. In Talked Of.
Special to The Journal.
Milwaukee, Wis., April 18.—Friends here
of Archbishop Zardetti, formerly of St.
Cloud, Minn., say he will be appointed
papal delegate as successor to Martinelli.
He Is Intrenched in His Cuban
ACTS UNDER LOCAL LAW
Only One Possible Way to Head Off
His Railroad Plan. -
EVADES FORAKER AMENDMENT
Meanwhile Applications for Fr»n
clilseM Are Held Up in
from The Journal Bureau. Room SS, Pott
Washington, April 18. —In connection
with the movements of Sir William Van
Home in Cuba some interesting details
are furnished by the war office. Sir Wil
liam was here a few days ago and had a
long conference with Secretary Root re
garding the proposed railroad lines which
have been outlined for Cuba. The con
ference was sought by the secretary, who,
having iv mind the Foraker amendment
to the army bill, knew very well that no
franchise had or could be granted for
railway building in Cuba, and wondered
what Van Home's authority was for the
extensive operations he is now putting
under way in the islands.
During the conference the attention of
the secretary was called to certain local
laws in Cuba, which are still in force. It
is under these laws that Van Home is
proceeding, and he was not long in con
vincing the secretary that he didn't need
a franchise in order to carry out his
The Foraker amendment has repealed
the general franchise law of Cuba, which
in the section relating to railroad con
struction, provides for the right to con
demn lands for right of way, stations,
side tracks, etc., following the principle of
right of way of eminent domain for pub
But Van Home is not acting under that
law. He is acting under a local law, still
in effect, which provides that the owner
of land may construct a railway on his
premises without asking permission of
anybody. This law was passed in the in
terest of the sugar planters and tobacco
growers, who, in order to expedite the
handling of their crops, have built short
lines through their plantations in all di
Sir William Van Home has bought, or
is buying whole farms contiguous to one
anorher. and along the general route of
the trunk line, which he is to build from
one end of Cuba to the other. In this way
he has secured his right of way in spite
of the Foraker amendment.
Instead of building a light and poorly
equipped road, as the planters do, Van
Home will lay heavy rails, provide a solid
roadbed and equip the line with the latest
and most expensive rolling stock.
What I have just said refers to the
right of way through the country districts.
Every Cuban village and town has the
authority to grant right of way over its
streets and alleys to railways, and Van-
Home is taking advantage of this author
ity to extend his main line into the prin
cipal towns of the island.
The municipal authorities are more than
anxious to make all customary conces
sions, for they believe that their future
welfare depends on their being located on
this main artery of travel through the
island. The town which are passed will
die of dry rot in a few years, of be dis
tanced in the race for prosperity.
The American government cannot inter
fere with the municipal law here referred
to any more than it can with the law un
der which Van Home is building his line
in the country districts.
The secretary of war has just one op
portunity to interfere with the scheme.
All public highways in the island are
military roads, and, therefore, directly
under governmental control. This con
trol at present is vested in the United
States. As the Van Home line goes from
plantation to plantation, it must cross
these highways, and in order to cross
there must be a written permit signed by
This permit matter was discussed at
much length by the secretary and Sir
William when they met in this city re
cently. It seems that Secretary Root has
the authority to grant a revocable per
mit to Van Home. Whether he will do
so or not, however, he declines to say;
but this Is not important, since no re
quest for permits has yet been made.
The secretary tells me that such a per
mit would be temporary in character, and
not in any sense a franchise, nor would
it follow the principle of eminent do
main, which iis a necessary part of near
ly all transportation franchises. But no
matter if temporary, it would give Van
Home the right to cross the highways,
and once his trains are running regularly
and carrying the commerce of the island,
it would be impossible to call the power
of rovakal into operation. The people of
the Island would be the first to protest
against it. So, if Van Home gets the
temporary right from the secretary, which
he probably will do, his cinch will be
complete and be will have scooped the
world on one of the most flattering rail
way opportunities of a generation.
The singular part of this story is that
there are now on file with the war de
partment thousands of applications from
responsible people for franchise of differ
ent kinds in Cuba, among them railroad
franchises, all of which are pigeon-holed,
and cannot even be considered on ac
count of the Forager amendment. The
enterprise of Van Home will strike these
franchise-seekers with the cold shivers.
By the time the Foraker amendment is
repealed, there will be nothing left in
Cuba that the railway world will want.
Van Home will have it all. Thus is the
way being prepared for an evasion of the
Cuban franchise proposition which Sena
tor Foraker so carefully drafted to pre
vent the very thing which is now being
done. It is understood that the secretary
of war will hold, as a lawyer, that he has
no right to withhold the temporary per
mits when Van Home asks for them.
The right of way across Cuban planta
tions is not costing, on an average, more
than $8 per acre; through the villages and
towns it is free, with good bonuses.
Such a system of connecting lines as is
here proposed, covering all of the impor
tant and prospectively important points
in the island, would, in the opinion of
American railway experts, be a veritable
gold mine, developing almost immediately
THURSDAY EVENING, APRIL 18, 1901.
THIS IS THE REAL GAINSBOROUGH J. PIERPONT MORGAN HAS ACQUIRED.
into a dividend-paying concern of the
Secretary Hitchcock has prepared him
self for criticism in abolishing the agency
at Sisseton, S. D. Before he made up his
mind to discontinue the office he cast
about and selected Mr. Mac Arthur, super
intendent of the school at Osage, Okla
homa, for the position of superintendent
lof the Sisseton school. Mac Arthur has
the reputation of being a good business
man, as well as a successful Indian edu
cator. For that reason he was transferred
to Sisseton and required to give bond for
money he will handle. If his reputation
is lived up to, complaints that educators
are not qualified for business men will be
refuted, and Secretary Hitchcock's action
in firing Nathan P. Johnsona nd refusing to
appoint a new agent will be vindicated.
It is said in official circles that an im
portant trade in American nursery stock
between Manitoba and the Northwest
territories and the United States will fol
low as a result of the action of the do
minion council in modifying the opera
tions of the San Jose scale act. The
original effect of this act was to prohibit
the importation into the Canadian prov
inces of nursery stoick from the United
States, the natural source of supply. The
modified law permits American stock to
be entered at Winnipeg between March 15
and May 15 and between Oct. 7 and Dec 7
of each year. It is said that trees and
shrubs propagated in the northwestern
states of this country are peculiarly adapt
ed to use in Manitoba.
—W. W. Jermane.
Washington Small Talk.
Secretary Hitchcock to-day ordered- pat
ented to the Northern Pacific Railroad com
?2 Ny 7, 6. 00 aor°B of laDd In tne Duluth dis
trict, Minnesota, and 435 acres in the Eau
Claire district, Wisconsin.
Postmasters appointed to-day: lowa—EvaDS
ton, Webster county, M. J. Butler; Ruble
Plymouth county, Emanuel Mann. Montana-
Barker, Cascade county, Louia Knlesell- Mid
land. Caster county, James Allison. North
Dakota—Maple, Caas county, Lizzie Mostul
South Dakota—Manchester, Kingsbury coun
ty, J. H. Holts.
Canada does not forget the queen. The
Toronto papers speak favorably of the
project to purchase a great organ for Mas
sey Hall, in that city, as a memorial.
THE THREE BIG SYSTEMS.
MAP SHOWING THE GREAT NORTHERN AND NORTHERN PACIFIC SYSTEMS AND THE BURL
INGTON, WHICH THEY ARE TO OPERATE UNDER THE TERMS OF THE LONG PENDING DEAL
NOW REPORTED COMPLETED.
The gigantic deal by which the great
properties of the Chicago, Burlington &«
Quincy, the Great Northern and the
Northern Pacific railroads have been
brought under the same general financial
control, is practically completed. But few
men of affairs now deny that the Morgan-
Hill interests have been successful In this
latest and most stupendous combination of
railroad interests. President Hill of the
Great Northern does not deny the story,
and so accurate and well digested are the
details for weeks that there ia no longer
a semblance of denial. The best traffic
men in the country believe that the con
solidation, or rather financial arrange
ment, has taken place, and when traffic
men see a thing clearly, it is pretty apt to
The magnitude of yie so-called Burling
ton deal is but little understood even by
railroad men. It not only brings nearly
19,000 miles of railroad under one financial
head, but it places the entire transporta
tion facilities of the northern middle west
in the control of one set of men.
The Burlington, with its various
SOUTH IS STORM-SWEPT
WIND AND RAIN I.V ALABAMA
Building* in Several Towns Are l"n
--reofed and Cities Are
Chattanooga, Term., April 18.—This section
was swept by a terrific gal* early to-day.
Two churches in the suburbs were wrecked,
the Richmond spinning mill was unroofed,
the Vance cotton mills were damaged, Con
gressman Moon's house was unroofed, Look
out lan was partly unr/*.-'<ja and much 4am
age was done to railroaa "afc'ti telegraph wires. ■
Bridgeport, Ala., April 18.—Every factory
here was compelled to close, for repairs on
account of the storm. Three were unroofed.
The steamer City of Charleston was sunk
at her dock. No lives were lost.
New Orleans, April 18.—During the night
5.48 inches of rain fell and the city was par
tially flooded. Telegraph services was crippled
for a time.
Selma, Ala., April 18.—A terrific wind and
rain storm early to-day damaged the elec
tric light plant and several other buildings.
Several great oaks were uprooted.
A freight train on the Mobile & Birming
ham road was caught in the storm near
Jackson and wrecked. Engineer Elwood was
killed and a brakeman was badly hurt.
Montgomery, Ala., April 18. —In the heavy
storm early to-day, communication with north
Alabama was suspended for hours and much
minor property damage occurred.
Vacancy at St. Janiea Filled.
Special to The Journal.
St. James, Minn., April 18.—Professor
Humphrey has resigned the position of prin
cipal of the city schools, and his place will
be filled by Mr. Benham of Minneapolis.—
J. N. Miller, th« leading real estate dealer of
St. James, is having plans drawn for a
New Men Profit.
Chariton, lowa, April 18.—The coal shovel
ers of the Chicago, Btrrlington & Quincy force
here struck for-* raise from $1.15 per day to
$1.25. The company refused to grant the* re
quest. The places have nearly all been filled
with new men at $l.ib, but none of the old
cnes will be taken back.
branches, controls 8,061 miles of road.
These lines include the Chicago, Burling
ton & Quincy, the Burlington & Missouri,
the Kansas City, St. Joe & Council Bluffs,
Hannibal & St. Joseph, Keokuk & Great
Western, St. Louis. Keokuk & North
western. Chicago. Burlington & Kansas
City, Burlington &. Western, and the Bur
lington & Northwestern. The Chicago.
Burlington & Quincy and the Burlington
& Missouri, which constitute the Burling
ton system proper, contain 6,445 miles of
The two big transcontinental lines, the
Great Northern and the Northern Pacific,
have also immense mileages. The for
mer with its branches covers 5,411 miles,
while the Northern Pacific boasts of 5,364
miles, including its branches.
The dominant factor in this great com
bination is James J. Hill, backed by the
world's greatest banker, J. Pierpont Mor
gan, whose financial holdings run Into
the hundreds of millions
There is much speculation among rail
road men as to the effect the Burlington
deal will have on the northwest. Many
TO ENTER KANSAS ; CITY
TERMINALS SOLO AT AUCTION
North-Western, Baltimore «fc Ohio,
Southwestern and Other Road*
Said to Be Interested.
Kansas City, April 18. —At public auc
tion to-day the Winner bridge piers in the
Missouri river here and other terminal
property of the Kansas City & Atlantic
railroad were sold to Theodore C. Bates
of Worcester, Mass., for $100,000. The
sale was made to satisfy,& mortgage foj
about $700,000 Reid In trust by the .Mas
sachusetts Loan and Trust company of
Boston, and the property was purchased
in the interests of the bond holders. The
sale will end the receivership of the
property and will terminate ten years of
Mr. Bates is at the head of an eastern
syndicate controlling the property, which,
it is said, will begin a reorganization of
the terminals that will result in the
building of a large passenger station af
fording means for an entrance into Kan
sas City of the Baltimore & Ohio South
western, the Chicago & North-Western
and other railways.
The bridge will also be used, it is said,
to bring in suburban electric roads.
Grand Jury Hears the Statement of
New York, April 18.—The murder charge
against Patrick was submitted to the grand
jury to-day by Assistant District Attorney
Garven. Valet Jones was the first witness.
Patrick is accused of causing the death of
Rice, the Texas millionaire.
Case of Captain Klpley Charged
With Goebel Murder.
Frankfort, Ky., April 18.—Judge Cantrill to
day delivered bis instructions to the jury in
the case of Captain Garnett Rlpley, charged
with complicity in the Goebel shooting.
are disposed to take a glomy view of the
situation, and to predict that other big
combinations must follow as a matter of
self-preservation, by systems like the Mil
waukee and the North-Western. In any
event, the development of the Burlington
scheme will be watched with intense in
The northwestern country and the rail
roads that lead out of it to the Pacific
coast are well understood by Minnesota
people, but the significance of the Bur
lington's acquisition is not so apparent.
The Burlington has a perfect network of
railroads covering the states of Illinois,
lowa, Nebraska, Kansas, Colorado, Wyom
ing, South Dakota and Montana. Its
western terminus is Billings, Mont., and
its determination to build on to the coast
led to the financial understanding which
has brought the property into sympathetic
relationship, if nothing more, with the
The Erie road, from New York to Chi
cago, which ia dominated by the same
financial interests, is the great eastern
link in tae line from the Atlantic to the
12 PAGES-FIVE O'CLOC
BURNED TO DEATH
Count Yon Waldersee's Chief of Staff Is Killed
in the Burning of the Palace of the
The Fire May Have an Important Bearing on
the Return of the Chinese Empress
Washington, April 18.—Thfe secretary of
state received a cable message this morn
ing from Mr. Squires, United States
charge d'affaires at Peking, dated April
Winter palace occupied by Yon Waldersee
accidentally destroyed by fire; General
Schwartzkopf, chief of staff, fatally
This may prove serious.. Intense feel
ing has been aroused among the Chinese
over the occupation of thfifempress dow
ager's palace by Count yon Waldersee
and his military staff. This military oc
cupation of the imperial palaces was a
moving cause for the rejection of the
overtures for the return of the imperial
family to Peking.
Now that the palace Is destroyed, it
may have a bearing on the return of the
imperial family, for, under Chinese usage,
the imperial family must occupy those
exclusive quarters reserved for them
within the prohibited precincts.
Berlin, April 18.—Field Marshal yon
Waldersee reports that the best part of
Agreement in the Trouble at
ONLY DETAILS TO FIX
Company Agrees to Reinstate the
THE ASSOCIATION IS SATISFIED
This Averts the Threatened Conflict
Between Amalgamated Asso
ciation and Steel Trust.
Pittsburg, April 18.—A settlement of the
pending great strike of sheet mill workers,
arising from the trouble at the W. De
wees wood plant at McKeesport, is prac
tically on to-day, and now requires only
a settlement of minor details. This is ex
pected to be accomplished before nightfall.
The settlement, it is said, is based on a
proposition made by John Jarrett of the
labor bureau of the American Sheet Steel
company, at the conference yesterday. The
plan of settlement is that all the men,
with the exception of George S. Holloway,
be reinstated at once. Holloway's case
will be taken up later, and while his rein
statement finally is assured, he will be
suspended from work for a period as a
matteT of discipline. The reason for the
exception of Holloway is rumored to be
a personal difficulty between him. and
Superintendent Persifor F. Smith.
It was the discharge of these men for
joining the Amalgamated association that
started the strike.
It is stated by members of the Amalga
mated association that the settlement is
all that the association requested origin
ally and that the final agreement was
made possible when Mr. Jarrett was given
authority to act on behalf of the American
Sheet Steel company.
Soon after 12 o'clock John Jarrett, ac
companied by William J. Brennan, council
for the Amalgamated association, went
into secret session with the advisory
board. It is said that Attorney Brennan
was present to make a draft of the peace
agreement that will be a part of the out
standing contracts of the American Sheet
Steel company when turned over to the
United States Steel corporation.
IT IS AN OLD TROUBLE
McKeesport Strike Results From tbe
Sbeet Steel Combine.
Pittsburg, April 18.—The McKeesport
trouble is the first visible eruption of a
condition that has been developing for
over a year, beginning with the formatioa
of the American Sheet Steel company.
The individual companies that were ab
sorbed bad no uniform plan of treating
the workers. Those in the association of
steel sheet manufacturers employed and
recognized union labor. Those outside
The Amalgamated Assoiation de
manded that their scale be signed for all
mills. This the company refused, claiming
that in some mills the non-union men.
were getting more than scale prices and
that it would be unfair to cut them^dowu
to that ot organized labor. In the mean
Express Companies Join Hands
New York, April 18.—D. C. Weir, president of the Adams Express company,
James 0. Fargo, president of the American Express company, and Francis Lynda
Stetson have been elected directors of the United States Express company.
This election of Messrs. Weir and Fargo confirms rumors in Wall street of plan*
for the community of Interests among the leading express companies.
the winter palace at Peking was de*
stroyed by' fire last evening. Genera]
Schwartzkopf met his death in the fire,
the cause of which is not explained.
He adds that the French and Japanese
troops gave the most prompt assistance.
The field marshal and the other officers
lost nearly everything.
A dispatch from Peking says no hop#
remains that Major General Schwartz-*
kopf was saved. His body has not been
found, and it is supposed to have been
So far as known General Schwartzkopf
■Was the only victim.
A number of documents were saved. Thd
quarters of six officers, besides those ove«
Waldersee and his staff, were gutted.
A dispatch from Peking says Count voa
Waldersee escaped from the burning pal
ace through a window with great diffi
Major General Schwartzkopf, Count yob
Waldersee's chief of staff, appears to hava
lost his life by returning to the burning
building after having escaped from it.
Incendiarism is suspected.
time,- or on May 13, the non-union idea
signed an agreement not to organize dur
ing the year providing that the wages that,-"
then ruled should continue during ttia •
year. ,v , ' ■•»' . :
The scale controversy ended in an agree-*
ment that the scale apply only to the V
union mills. Since then the organization, gj.
has been devoting its energies toward get
ting the sheet mill workers in the other
non-union mills organized.
- The formation of the United States Steel
corporation tended to complicate matters. I
The vast Interests of the Carnegie com- "d
--pany were entirely non-union and had
been since the costly battle at Homestead £•'
in 1892. '■--•■ ". .' ■■'■ . ; > , ."
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Switchmen Go Back. . , ,
-_ Scran ton. Pa., April 18.—The 200 Delaware,'^
& Lackawinna switchmen Wfln went on strike 3
because trio of their number were discharged"
returned to work. They returned without ex-i
acting conditions, but one of their grievance*
baa r been redressed.
Quiet at McKeeiport.
Pittsburg, April 18.—The strike situation : at'!
McKeesport to-day was quiet. * There ; wai •";•
fear; of trouble at 7 o'clock, the time set by
Manager | Samuel M. . Cooper i for the men to V
return to work or to get , their ; money and. I
consider themselves; discharged. But' two
men applied for work, k and ■> they yielded to •».
the persuasion of the strikers. The attempt
to resume operations was abandoned.. Th«
strikers did not call for the wages, but de« |
elded' to wait until the regular pay day*-
April 27. .:.■■-■.; ,-.. s . - -, : , •. . '
Antalle Strike End*. ,1
. Shamokin, Pa., April 18.—The strike at th«
Natalie colliery ended to-day by . the return
to work of the 1,000 employes. .-Inside Super-?
intendent ■ James Bateman, who, the mea
said, was unfair in adjusting * the - wag« m
schedule, resigned last night. " . •-*
A BIG CONTRACT LANDED
"OMAHA" : FREIGHT HOUSE- WORK}
Forster & Smith, the Lowest Bid-*
: ■ ders-Work to Begin Very ' V/-'
Forester & Smith, Minneapolis cbatr&o*
tors, get the new Omaha freight hons4
contract. It was awarded to them this
morning, and work will commence ; ad
soon as material can be put on the ground*.
Seven —four of them of Minneapolis
—offered bids and the contract was let ta ,
the lowest bidder. The : amount of th 4
bid is in the vicinity of $80,000. ■; •
, The freight house, when completed, will
be 800 feet long and 50 . wide. The old
building is 333 feet long, and, one story ia,
height; another story will, be added to
this, and a two-story '• addition will" b»
built on the end,' running the I building
out even with Fifth avenue N. It wilt
be of brick throughout, with freight ele
vators at intervals. " The narrow • "I/* oa :
the old freight house, 351 - feet ■ long, * -will
be torn down.
Work will begin in about a month oof
the new trackage between Plymouth and
Twentieth avenues N. Owners hava
thirty days to clear away their buildings.
As soon as that is done the crews will
be set to jjjjl:. There will be in all six
miles of new^racks added to the capacity
of the terminals. Work will be done by
company construction crews. Dirt fof
the fills will be hauled from Hudson, Wis,
MICHIGAN BANKER ARRESTED
Charles Brande* Said to Be Wanted
Chicago. April 18.—Charles Brandes, for*
merly manager of the defunct Bank of "Wal
dron, Mich., was arrested In this city to-day
while mailing a letter. He Is charged with,
obtaining money by false pretences and lar
ceny. He admitted his identity. Brandos
will be taken back to Michigan at once.
STILL AFTERJHE MULES
Pearson Now Sends a Petition to the
New Orleans, April 18.—General Samuel
Pearson, the Boer officer, who was refused
a writ of injunction by the United State*
circuit court against the local British offi
cials, by which he sought to prevent the ex
portation of mules to South Africa, has sent
a petition to President McKinley asking fo*
the relief the courts refused.