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THE MINNEAPOLIS JOURNAfi
PRICE TWO CENTS.
c Against the Coal
: d Sugar Tax.
AK'IS UP ALREADY
r;0 :■ Say They Will Be Driven
Tom the Markets.
-P.:h LS ARE HIGHLY ELATED
■« ■:;■ cc in the Budget an Effec
tive "Weapon Against the
,•'•>:•*■ »*k Sun Special Sorvfco
1 'Lvon, April 19. —The inevitable out
. •>m those effected by the new taxes
iready begun. Members of the
3 of commons that are coal mine
■ ji's or shippers voiced discontent in
' > obbies of the house. They contend
the whole burden will fall on Great
.in and embitter the relations be
■ « n employers and employes. They say
." i.j existing contracts with foreign gov
• V nentt, will be seriously handicapped.,
y rely upon the. existence of the'
tubers of commerce to organize an op-
I ition formidable enough to compel the
: .hdrawal of the coal duty,
Reports from Cardiff and the south
•- Ales coal centers generally state that
■!,fe chancellor's ' announcement caused
nsternation among all interested in the
Jal trade. The belief prevails that the
'ix will give Germany and America a
reat advantage over the British in Eu
ope, and Japanese coal will oust the
British product In the far east. It is said
that the tax means a loss to Newport and
Monmouthshire alone of £150,000 a year,
and that.it will dislocate the trade in
Some Firms Will Lose.
It Is stated that Welsh shippers, who
have booked forward contracts, will lose
enormously. One firm says it will lose
£:!7,000. It has a contract to supply the
North German Lloyd's steam coal re
quirements for a year, but the contract
contains a clause of cancellation in the
event of an export duty being Imposed.
The well informed consider it possible
that the chancellor of the exchequer will
be induced to exempt from the duty all
contracts made prior to to-day. The
chambers of commerce in the coal dis
tricts are protesting in vigorous terms.
The manufacturers, on the other hand,
natter themselves that the effect of the
tax will be to lower prices and lessen
competition in iron and steel.
The export coal business at Cardiff
Clocks was at a standstill to-day. Mer
chants refused to ship and take the re
sponsibility of the new tax while the col
liery owners repudiate any liability. The
shipowners of Glasgow anticipate that a
portion of the duty will come out of their
The Irish papers condemn the Income
tax features of the budget and they think
the sugar duty will press specially hard
on Ireland-owing to the general poverty of
the people. . -. r £iv-;*i-'-i
; .... Sugar Goes l"p.
* The grocers advanced sugar % penny
per pound this morning in London. Brit
ish refined sugars were. very strong and
jumped from 2s to 2s 6d per" hundred
weight. - The Scotch manufacturing con
fectioners and preserve makers advanced
prices 4s 6d and 2s 6d per hundredweight,
respectively. The - Scotch sugar refiners
have put on 3 shillings to 4 shillings and
have abolished discounts.
There Is reason to believe that the best
financial circles approve of borrowing on
consols. ' There is some expectation of
the new loan coming to-morrow. The
market talk suggests that the issue price
will be 94 l and already dealings have
taken place at to % premium.
Weapon for the Liberals.
The scene In the lobby of the house of
commons upon the conclusion of the chan
cellor's statement was more animated
than It has been for years. Under the
first impression several supporters of the
government said that if the ministerial
majority was small, say. forty, they would
be out next week. The liberals profess
to be. correspondingly elated. They say
the governor has provided the party the
best electioneering weapon, it has had
in twenty years. They appear to think
that the sugar tax will be their strong
est lever against the government, afford
ing them. an opportunity to report it as
an imposition on the poor.- They declare
that the tax will add from 4d to 6d a week
to the expenditure of thousands of poor
f ' households. .
Sir William Vernon-Harcourt's assump
tion that the budget presents the most
disastrous financial statement within the
memory of living men Is generally indorsed
by the liberals. The anti-war members
1 have communicated to their colleagues
the result of their figuring, which is that
every Boer killed has cost Great Britain
ONLY CHINESE TRAMP
Sing' Wall Is Returning to the Pa
Fete York Sun Speoial Service
Chicago, April 19.—Ging Wah, the only
Chinese tramp In the United States, was
riven lodging last night at the Harrison
Street station. He was a lodger once be
fore, about five months ago. He was then
on his way east from Portland, Oregon.
He has been in New York since then, and
Is now ■ working his way back by easy
stages to the Pacific coast.
Ging'Wah Is about 45 veers old. He
dresses "like an American, but clings to
his queue. He carries the same old
satchel that, he had last fall. Before
going to sleep he took a Chinese idol from
his satchel and put it alongside his bunk.
He then" lighted two tapers, which burned
all nighl in front of the idol.
LOCKED IN A BOXCAR
Pullman, 111., Boy In Carried to
• Council Bluffs.
Jfew Tor* Sun Special Service
Council Bluffs. lowa. April —Joe
Wagner, a 13-year-old boy whose home
la in Pullman, 111., was found locked in
jin empty freight car in the North-YVest
»rn local yards. The , boy had been pris
oner in. the car since. Monday morning,
without • food and water, and he was al
Young" Wagner says he was playing in
the railway yards in Pullman and hid in
the car rrom^ome of his companions. The
iloors were suddenly shut and locked and
the train started.
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DONATION FOR HARPER
JLu«b Students Will Hereafter Work
, at Chicago University.
tfev< York Sun Special Service.
Chicago, April 19.—Students of Rush
Medical college hereafter will do their
first two years' work at the University of
Chicago. President 1 Harper ' has just : re
ceived a gift to provide the adidtional fa
cilities. a \ The t gift is between $50,000 and "
1100,000. The name of the donor is with
held. ;-. .
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Orders Issued to General
KEEP ONLY 40,000 MEN
Whole United States Army Will Be
| Only 60,000 Strong:
INSURRECTION VIRTUALLY OVER
These Orders Will Show the Base
lessness of the "Militarism"
Maw York Sun Special Servlca
Washington,. April 19.—Convincing proof
that the administration believes the insur
rection in the Philippines is at an end,
is furnished by an order sent by Secretary
Root directing General Mac Arthur to re
duce the strength of the army in the ar
chipelago to 40,000. men.
This reduction will be made immediately.
i It is the direct" result of the capture of j
Aguinaldo, the surrender of those that
bore arms against the United States, and
the general improvement of the conditions
in the Philippines. ;
- The reduction of the force in Uncle
Sam's far eastern possessions will result
in a corresponding' decrease in the number J
of enlistments in the regular army and j
the total strength of the organization is
not likely to exceed 60,000 men.
The instructions to General Mac Arthur
direct that five regiments of regulars,
three of infantry and one each of cavalry
and artillery, be sent to the United States
with the returning volunteers. The reg
ulars ordered home are the Fourteenth,
j the Eighteenth, and the Twenty-third in
fantry, the Fourth artillery and the Fourth
. Garrison Home Posts.
:In addition to this, instructions have
been sent to the recruiting stations and
military posts throughout the country that,
no more of the newly recruited regiments
will be sent to the Philippines, except to '
relieve organizations that have served two
or more years in the archipelago. The new
troops will be retained in this country on
garrison duty until their services are re
Secretary. Root has also decided that no
more Filipino troops will be enlisted, and
that those already in the service will be
mustered out. • * • -
Aio Uu«tx for "Militarism."
It has been the hope of the administra
tion to give the lie to the imperialistic fac
tion and to overturn the arguments of Mr.
Bryan and his -coadjutors. -During the
campaign last fall the charge of imperial
| ism was made by every democratic or-
I ator in the country. This spring the same
| people have frothed at the mouth because !
| the new army bill left it discretionary i
j with the president to fix the size of the
! army between 60,000 and 100,000 in round
| numbers. The president desired an elas
tic army because it was impossible to fore
tell what would happen in the Philippines
or even In Cuba, during a vacation of
Small Scattered Foreei.
The capture of Aguinaldo seems to have
had a much wider effect than was antici
pated at first by the military authorities.
The time has come, apparently, in the
Philippines, not for the operations of any
large bodies of men but for the wholesome
I moral effect of small squads scattered
throughout a large range of territory. It is
! supposed, to be the purpose to divide the
| regiments into petty garrisons, widely
spread, but so located as to be within sup
porting position of each other.
Army of <>0,000.
The chances all favor reduction of the
army down to the minimum authorized by
congress. This would allow about 40,000
men for the Philippines, with 20,000 for're
serves in this country. It will be neces
sary to keep troops in the Philippines for
several years, and this means a constant '
interchange, fresh battalions being sent i
from this country to replace those worn
out with tropical service.
The imperialists, if present plans are
carried oiK, will be left without the slight
est basis for their outcries, so far as the
army is concerned.
PEACE IN JMLOMBIA
Rebels Are Said to Have Been Scat
tered in the Interior.
Washington, April 19.—The Colombian
minister, Dr. Martinez Silvela, has re
ceived a cable dispatch from Bogota say
ing that peace and quiet have been restored
at all Important points and that the revo
lutionists have been scattered to the wild
United States Minister Hart at Bogota
has transmitted to the state department
a decree of the Colombian executive ex- I
empting from import duties during the
disturbed condition and sixty days more,
sweet potatoes, potatoes, onions, garlic!
rice, corn, peas, lentils, beans, sugar',
wheat, flour, lard, butter and all kinds
of vegetables, grains and garden stuffs
imported in their natural state. The de
cree took effect March 5.
BRIDE CHANGES HER MIND
At the Alter She Decides She Won't
•>"•*«• York Sun Siteotal Service
Mansfield, Ohio, April 19. —Rev. L. G.
Batman of this city was about to pro
nounce Mrs. Jennie Kline, a widow of Al
liance, and George F. Sickinger, a wealthy
farmer residing south of Mansfield, hus
band and wife, Mrs. Kline said: "I've
changed my mind," and the ceremony wa3
Pour months ago, through a matrimonial
advertisement, the pair formed an ac
quaintance. Sickinger Tailed on Mrs.
Kline once, and after correspondence Mrs.
Kline, who is a dressmaker, packed up her
household goods and came to Mansfield
to be married.
TREASURE IN A WELL
Workmen Find Coin and Bullion
Nett York Sun Speoial Service
El Paso, Texas, April 19.—One'of the
largest treasure finds ever, made in Mexico
was made yesterday when workmen un
earthed $12,000 in old Spanish coins and
silver bullion weighing out over $100,000.
The coin was dated 1808, and was found
with the silver bullion at the bottom of
an old well. The discovery was made by
workmen excavating for a building being
put up at Guadalajara by the Standard
FRIDAY EVENING, APRIL 19, 1901.
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MORE TROUBLE FOR JOHN BULL.
J. Bull —This is what comes of undertaking to bring up other people's children.
CLASH IS AYEBTED
Chinese Troops Ordered to Move
Outside the Great Wall.
NO FRANCO-GERMAN EXPEDITION
Chinese Occupied Territory Claimed
by the Powers to Be Under
Peking, Thursday, April 18.—In conse
quence of strong representations to the
Chinese government, an imperial decree,
dated Tuesday, April 16, has been issued
ordering the Chinese troops at Howai-Lu
(Huai-Lu?) immediately to remove out
side the great wall.
The Chinese troops, whose withdrawal
has been ordered by imperial decree, are
understood to be the force which a Ger
man and French expedition was prepar
ing to attack. Huai-Lu has been located
in the cable dispatches as southwest of
Paoting. The Chinese occupied a position
within the limits of territory which the
military representatives of the powers
had decreed as being under their protec
London, April 19.—A dispatch from
Paris says that in consequence of the
imperial decree ordering the Chinese
troops to leave the territory considered
under the protection of the allied fdrces,
the Franco-German expedition has been
France will soon withdraw 10,000 troops
Peking, April 19.—General Leseel, com
manding the German troops in China has
started for Paotlng-fu with 1,000 addi
} tional men. He is accompanied by the
| French commander, General Bailloud. The
I Franco-German forces available for the
expedition number 8,000 men. It is pro
posed to take possession of another of the
Ansoling passes into Shansi, where Chi
nese troops are reported in great num
Viceroy Li Hung Chang sent a courier to
General Lv, commanding the Chinese
troops in the Shansi passes, calling upon
him to avoid a meeting, if necessary, by
retiring from his position, which is'in
contestably Chinese, but the viceroy is
not confident the general will obey his
orders unless sanction comes from Shan
Fu, which he is endeavoring to secure.
Provides for Evacuation.
Peking.April 19.—The foreign ministers have
approved the main features of the report of
the generals providing for razing the Chinese
forts between Peking and the sea, the estab
lishment of military posts at certain points
and the gradual evacuation of China by the
Body Is Recovered.
Berlin, April 19.—The body of General
Schwarzkopf, it was announced in a dispatch
from Peking, has been found, and it is sup
posed the general re-entered the palace to
rescue the dog.
The suspicion of incendiarism is not borne
out. It is believed the fire originated in
the pantry, near Yon Waldersee's kitchen.
BREAK IN GOLDSBOROUGH
Trial of the Torpedo Boat at Seattle
Is a Failure.
Washington, April 19.-^A telegram re
ceived at the navy department from Lieu
tenant Commander Peters, the principal
trial officer, dated Seattle, Wash,, yester
Second final trial Goldsborough interrupted
to-day by the breaking of the port low pres
sure eccentric rod 46 minutes after starting.
Probably not less than ten days will be re
quired to refit.
A later dispatch says the break was due
to a defect in material.
MORGAN JVON'T TELL
GainsliurouKli Price, He Thinks,
Migrht Brand Him a Lunatic.
New York, April 19.—A dispatch to the
Tribune from London says:
A good story is told of J. Pierpont Mor
gan, who attracts more attention here than
any other American. An ecclesiastic
asked him bluntly how much he had paid
for Gainsborough's Duchess of Devonshire.
•'Nobody will ever know," he said. "If
the truth came out, I might be consid
ered a candidate for a lunatic asylum."
Mrs. Wiggles-rWhat are these "spheres of
influence" that the diplomatists in China keep
Mrs. Waggles—Well, I don't know, for sure
Do you suppose tb*y can mean cannon balls?
Excuse Given for Failure to
!WAS HE WITHDRAWN?
That Is the Intimation at the White
IS NO DEFINITE INFORMATION
Dr. Northrop Wrote Xo Letter and
There I* Nothing- to Show
From The Journal Bureau. liootn 4S. Poaf
Washington, April 19.—An interesting
bit of aftermath to the St. Louis exposi
tion commission appointments has just
come to the surface. In a story
which originated at the White
House there was a statement to the ef
fect that President Northrop of the Uni
versity of Minnesota had written a letter
to the president or that a friend In Min
nesota had written it for him, withdraw
ing his name as a. candidate for a place
on the commission. According to the
story, the letter stated, among other
things, that President Northrop was at no
time a candidate for the- position. His
name had been urged by others, and he
was in no sense an office seeker. Re
alizing that the president wa3 embar
rassed by an oversupply of applications,
the letter said that it was the desire of
President Northrop to get out of the race,
since he did not care to add to the presi
dent's troubles. This story about a let
ter was also given out at the state de
partment, and since it agreed with the
word which had come from the White
House, everybody was inclined to accept
the story as representing the exact facts.
Another part of the story had to do
with President Northrop's appointment
as a member of the Pan-American con
gress commission. It was said that this
appointment had not been offered as a
'"consolation prize," or as "something
equally as good," but came as a direct
compliment from the president to the dis
tinguished Minnesotan. and of course was
not bound up in any way with the St.
Louis matter. From this view of the case
it was easy to see that the Pan-American
appointment was on a footing entirely
different from that which ii had occupied
berore, and so there was a general im
pression that it would be accepted.
A little Investigation, however, showed
that President Northrop had not written
the letter referred to, and had authorized
nobody to write it for him. He was
greatly surprised when informed of the
story which was current in Washington,
and denied it in very vigorous language.
The question that now arises is, how did
the story get out here, and why?
I have made several ineffectual attempts
to run the matter down. Nobody at the
White House will now admit that any
s^ich letter as that described was received
from Northrop, or from anybody claiming
to represent him, and the state depart
ment is equally reticent. And yet, there
is no sort of question but the stories
originated as stated, and were told to
leading correspondents at the time.
Representative Eddy has recommended
one of his young constituents of the north
ern part of the old seventh district for the
position of forestry
EDUCATION VS. agent of the inte
PRACTICAL Secretary Hitch
cock has faken the
KNOWLEDGE. recommenda t i on
but tells Mr. Eddy very frankly that it is
the policy of the department to select for
these positions college bred men. This
would seem to exclude the Minnesotan.
but Mr. Eddy has determined to push the
recommendation hard, and thinks that he
has more than an even chance to win. He
The young man I have in mind is a practical
woo<i»niua, a.vi wkiit not a college man, van
do the work required at least 100 per cent
better, because of his practical experience and
knowledge of timber. He may not know the
scientific botanical names of trees and plants,
but he can start from one section corner in
the wilderness and find his way to another
one without losing time or doubling his
tracks, and this is after all the best test. He
also knows timber, both as to its merchant
able value and bulk, and is an estimator of
rare skill and judgment. There has been an
unconscious tendency in the department to
lean towards college men for all new posi
tions, and while in the main this may be all
right, I happen to know that there are many
cases where a little practical knowledge iV
worth all that can be got out of books and
college lectures. This is one of them, and if
my man should be appointed, I pre(H<-t that
he will Quickly become one of the most val
ued forestry agents !n the country.
—W. AY. Jermane.
WnHhiugton Small Talk.
Secretary Hitchcock to-day ordered pat
ented to the state of Montana a list of lands
selected under the school grant, embracing
2,183 acres in the Bozercan district.
Superintendent Pierce of the Flandreau In
dian school has been authorized to employ an
engineer to prepare plans for a water supply
system at that school. Congress has appro
priated $7,000 for this purpose.
| Fred Dennet. private secretary to Senator
! Hansbrough. of North Dakota, expects to
visit his home in Milton during the summer.
Mrs. Dennet and the children will spend the
summer in the Maryland highlands.
Secretary Hitchcock has ordered patented
to the state of South Dakota 160 acres of
land under the grant to aid the state educa
tional and charitable institutions, and forty
under the state university grant. All the
laud is in the Huron district.
Postmasters appointed to-day: Minnesota—
Renova, Mower county, Otto Goetch. lowa—
Oyens, Plymouth county, John Mels. Mon
tana—Chimney Rock, Park county, F. A. But
trey. North Dakota —Mapleton, Class county,
Charles Footer. South Dakota —Vega, Brule
county, \V. Waclav Havlik.
Senator Hansbrough, of North Dakota has
been in New York for a couple ot weeks on
business, but expects to return to Washing
ton shortly. By the> 15th of May, it is his
intention to be in North Dakota, where he
will spend the summer and fall, unless he
should take advantage of the opportunity to
go to the Philippines.
The national conference of charities and
corrections will be held in this city, May 9
to 15 inclusive. One of the opening addresses
will be delivered by Rev. Dr. S. G. Smith of
St. Paul. No other northwestern men have
so far been announced as on the formal pro
gram, but. as the details of the- program have
not yet been published, it is quite likely that
that section will be well represented, es
The controller of the currency has ap
proved the following reserve agents for
northwestern national banks: National Bank
of Commerce, Minneapolis, for City National
Bank, Mason City, Iowa; First National
Bank, Minneapolis, for First National Bank,
Madison, S. D.; National Bank of the Re
public, Chicago, for the Commercial National
Bank> Waterloo, Iowa; National Park Bank,
New York, for National Exchange Bank,
Riot of Students at a Semin
ary Near Mos
Berlin, April 19.—A dispatch from St.
Petersburg to the Lokal Anzeiger says the
students of; the great Kaluga seminary
near Moscow, .indulged in a series of ex
cesses which culminated in shooting at the
Bishop: of Kaluga and the rector of the I
seminary, j neither, of whom vwas hit. Fif
teen students were arrested. v
':' St. Petersburg, April Three stu
dents will f present to-morrow to General
Wannewski, minister of public instruction,
a petition asking that the students of the
■ University of St. Petersburg be permitted
| to meet Saturday to decide whether they
will participate, in the examinations.
Some of the students are in favor of ab
senting themselves until the students who
have been drafted into the army = are re- i
leased and those who have been expelled
are reinstated. -
■ It is > believed the meeting will be held
even; if the minister refuses his permis
i sion. Some of the schools have "recalled
their expelled students.
MONTANA CATTLE MEN
Northern Roundup Association. Be
gins a Meeting at Ft. Beaton.
Special to The Journal. -< . , ■
;-j Fort Benton, Mont., April 19.—The an
nual meeting of the North Montana Round
up Association ; is *in session here : to-day.
Many- cattlemen, solicitors and stock rep
resentatives of northwestern railroads are
in attendance. The meeting is largely of j
a business ; nature "to plan for the spring i
and . all: roundups and;. the - prosecution: of
stock .thieve*. ' ;1
20 PAGES-FIVE O'CLOCK.
Senator Morgan's Suggestion for Solving the
Question of Relations With the
K*w York Sun Special Sarvicm
Washington, April 19.—Senator Morgan
has a new plan for the settlement of the
Cuban problem, which he will suggest to
the committee from the constitutional
convention when the delegates arrive in
Washington next week.
He argues that the Platt resolution, by
reserving to the United States the au
thority to control the foreign affairs and
the finances of Cuba and to intervene by
force to preserve peace and protect prop
erty, practically establish a protectorate
over the island and leaves the Cubans no
independence except so far as their in
ternal and municipal affairs are concerned.
They would ha\;e much more independence
if they were a state, and he will advise
the committee to recommend to the con
vention to apply directly to congress for
admission to the union.
A territorial form of government would
not be satisfactory to the ambitious poli
ticians in Cuba, but if the island were
admitted to statehood there would be a
STRIKE MERELY PUT OFF
SETTLEMENT AT .HcKEESI'ORT
When the Agreement Expires the
luion Will Demand Rec
New York Sun Snmalml Servlca.
Pittsburg, April 19—The steel workers
and the steel magnates have signed an
armed truce. The great strike of skilled
artisans that was to paralyze the indus
trial world will not take place. The men
have won their point that if the union
be not recognized, war shall not be made
upon it; that organization shall not be
prohibited. There were concessions on
The strike is merely postponed until
July. President Shaffer said that when
the new agreements for the works in the
steel combine were presented, they would
contain a clause by which the Amalga
mated association would be recognized,
and the agreements would be between the
association and the steel combine, and
not by the men as individuals.
The advisory board of the Amal
gamated association and John Jarrett,
acting for the American Sheet Steel
! company, have signed the following
agreement ending the strike at McKees
port and averting the threatened steel
"We have discm-ered, after a careful
examination of the points at issue, that,
as usual, mistakes and misunderstandings
underlie the trouble at McKeesport, and
we reach the conclusion that if -will be to
the advantages of all parties concerned to
start the Woods mill with the old em
ployes on next Monday, April 22, 1901.
"And it is further agreed that the con
tract "with reference to working conditions
in the mill and scale matter shall be ob
served until July 1, 1901, and in the mean
time Mr. Smith and Mr. Holloway shall
have a meeting to adjust any difficulty
which may exist between them."
In explanation of this agreement it was
stated that the matter "will remain in ex
actly the same position as before the trou
ble broke out. The organization of the
local Amalgamated association among the
employes of the mill will be continued,
though the company will not recognize it
In any way in dealing with the men. The
Amalgamated association stated that they
did not wish the company to recognize
their organization at present and eimply
asked the company to allow the men to
do as they pleased and act with free
dom when outside of the mill. The com
pany officials, on the other hand, say that
so long as the local association among
their men does not try to force recogni
tion, and the men work under the personal
agreement with them, they would net al
low any feeling against the men. Both
sides are satisfied.
Threatened Conflict Avoided.
Evansville, Ind., April 19.—Indiana miners
who started last night for the coal fields of
western Kentucky, where, It was stated, they
would use every effort to induce the miners
to go on strike, were met at Seebree, Ky., by
a sheriff's posse. The sheriff halted the
crowu, read to them the Kentucky Intimida
tion law, and ordered them back to" their boat.
The Indiana leaders decided to obey rather
than precipitate a fight, and marched their
followers back to the landing.
Pittsburg, April 19.—A strike of the em
ployes of the McKeesport connecting railroad,
started last night, has in no way interfered
with the operation of the National Tube com
pany's plant, and all departments were run
ning to-day. While the road is crippled, it is
in operation. An early settlement is expected.
The men are sriking for forty-five minutes
for their midday meal.
There'll Be No Water in Standard Oil
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Now York Sun Somolml Smmvtcm -
New York, April 19.'—The Standard; Oil company will declare a record breaking
dividend about May 1—20; per cent on its capital of $100,000,000. At the same time th» ■
plan will probably be adopted of increasing the stock of the company from $100,000,000
•to $400,000,000; .«'
The increase will, in reality, be an adjustment. Four shares of the new stock •
will be given in exchange for one of the old. The stock is quoted at present at its
top figure, so that a share of the new stock will be worth in the market ap
proximately $200. ... ,^ '
This is not a case of watering stock, but of distilling it.
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American Steel in Belfast Ships
', New. York, April That the United States Steel corporation is abqut to enter
the foreign field with all possible dispatch is shown by a contract Just made, says the
World. The Carnegie Steel company has beeri . awarded a ; contract ; for 20,000 tons of
steel plates by the Harland and Wilson Shipbuilding company of Belfast,' Ireland.
This is the largest contract ever placed in this country for steel plates. It is worth.
$780,000. .. ■' fffflfff^fffl'llßfWßi
A majority of Clyde shipbuilding concerns have. recently made contracts with
American i mills - for I their steel plate. requirements for many ■ months ; ahead. . The
contracts are placed now for fear the United States Steel corporation will advance
prices. . ' .
A^uinal^lb's Address To-morrow
Manila, April —Aguinaldo's address will be issued to-morrow.
It is expected that it will advise the Filipino insurgents to surrender and to ao-«
cept American sovereignty. , "' - j-'-
urge number of offices to fill and a chance
tor two of the Cuban leaders to come to
the senate and for six or seven of them
to the house of representatives. They
would be independent in the management
of their finances and there could be no.
federal interference except in the relations
with foreign nations. Senator Morgan "will
try to convince the Cubans of the advan
tages of state sovereignty over a protec
The president has not discussed or «yea
considered the plan of Senator Morgan*
even if he has heard of It, nor would he
feel authorized to discuss it 'with the Cu
ban delegates. He is compelled to stick to
the letter of the Platt resolutions, and
any propositions for statehood must coma
from the Cubans and not from the cab
inet. If they choose to make an applica
tion for admission into the union he will
send it to congress, but at present will not
intimate what his recommendations would
Gomez Is for Palma.
Washington, April 19.—General Maximo Go-,
mez has declared himself in favor of Estrada
Palma for first president of Cuba. This la
regarded as a good indication of the conserv
atism of the real leaders of Cuba.
STOP WASTE IN CABS
Railroads to Establish a Bureau as
MIDGELEY TO BE IN CHARGE
Effort to Get More Service Out of
Freight Cars—Stop Delay*
Chicago, April 19.—A bureau to get in- :
creased service from freight cars, in.whieb/-"
all the railroads of the United States are '
expected to be interested, will be < tried for
two months at the instance of financial
powers who have recently engineered gi
gantic changes in the railway system of
the country. J. W. Midgeley, formerly >
chairman of the Western Freight associa
tion, will : have charge of the bureau, with '
headquarters at Kansas City. ' . •
Railroad men have decided that, it
takes three times as many cars to move, ..
a given quantity of freight as it did£j
in former times. Detention of cars at *-
freight terminals! is the greatest evil. It I
is said that this mainly caused the car'?-;
famine last year. Railway officials declare
the average | daily jj service of a f freight-^
car has fallen to t twenty or twenty-fly» B*
miles per day, where formerly the aver
age was; ninety miles. '
The new bureau will see that a car is-'
unloaded- quickly and returned by. the
shortest route. *7; v .
DEATH TO RATS
Chicago Concern Place* an . Order
for Rat Virus.
New York Sun Special BvnHo* •
Chicago, April 19.—The recent visit to
Chicago of Dr. W. Nagusba of Japan, who n
is visiting this country and Europe, to In- '
terest the governments in a combined
movement for the extermination, of rats,'
has already borne fruit here, ■ '
Harold Lorby, Chicago's representative
of the Pasteur institute of Paris, says
that a large Chicago firm, supposed to be : '
the stock "yards company, has placed aa
order with him for rat virus, to begin
the war against the rodents. I This j virus «
has been successfully tested 'in France,
and it is said to be fatal to rats only.
DIES AT 109
At an Even Hundred She Took Fart
In a Fend.
New York Sun Special Sendee .
Middlesboro, Ky., April 19.—Lucy: LdfeP, -
109 years old. died at her'home near Clicks lS
store, Harlan county, from a stroke of I i
paralysis. She came from Virginia when ■
young, and her father and her mother
were killed by the Indians. Her first ""
marriage, was at forty and her third at
eighty. Her last illness was practically
her first. When -an even 100 • years old
she took part in the Howard-Turner feud,
of Harlan county, ■ aiding the Howards. .
Change Is Expected in the Famoat
2?&u> York Sun Special S«rvlo«
Frankfort-on-Main, April 19. —It is an
nounced here that the original Rothschild *'^
banking firm of this city will be dissolved. :
Ever since the, death of Baron Wilhelm H -
yon Rothschild, in January, there have ',
been rumors of changes in .' this old