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THE MINNEAPOLIS JOURNAL
PRICE TWO CENTS.
FLORIDA'S
METROPOLIS
ILL ABLAZE
Business Blocks and Over
ioo Houses Destroyed in
Jacksonville, Fla.
Wind Is Blowing a Gale and
the Flames Have Got
Beyond Control.
People Are Tearing Down
Houses in Trying to Stop
the Blaze.
Jacksonville, Fla., May 3.—Several
blocks in the business part of town have
been destroyed by a fire, which has been
raging for two hours.
The flames have spread to the residence
portion of the city.
Over 100 houses are believed to have
been burned, and people are tearing down
buildings, wherever possible, to prevent
the spread of the flames.
All neighboring towns have been -wired
to send help.
The wind is blowing almost a gale and
at 3 o'clock the fire was beyond control.
The flames already cover an area of
nearly eleven blocks.
3:15 p. m.—The fire is rapidly eating its
way toward the heart of the down-town
business district.
The Windsor hotel, one of the largest
in the city, is in imminent danger.
Among the manufacturing plants de
stroyed Is that of the Cleveland Fiber
company.
MAY PROVE FATAL
C. A. Morey of the Board of Control
Has a Serious Fall.
HE IS IN A CRITICAL CONDITION
One Side Paralysed—Fell Down a
.Narrow Stairway in the
Capitol.
C. A. Morey, of Winona, a member of
the state board of control, lies in a crit
ical condition at St. Joseph's hospital in
St. Paul. He fell this morning nearly the
full length of a steep staircase in the cap-
Hol, striking on the back of his head. The
result is a concussion of the brain—just
how serious the attending physicians are
unable to tell. He is semiconscious and
in a state of partial paralysis.
Mrs. Morey, summoned from Winona,
arrived shortly after 1 o'clock.
The staircase is a very steep and nar
row one, leading by a single flight from
the senate chamber to two committee
rooms on the third floor, one of which
H. W. Wright, secretary pro tern of the
board of control, is using.
About 8:30 this mornig Mr. Morey had
occasion to consult Mr. Wright, and went
upstairs with three heavy books under
his arm. After a consultation, he
started down again. Mr. Wright heard
him take two or three steps, then came
the noise of the fall.
When help reached Mr. Morey he could
not speak. Physicians were summoned
and three were son on the spot.
Mr. Morey seemed in intense pain, but
•when Governor Van Sant spoke to him.
by a motion of his hand the prostrate
man gave sign that he understood. An
ambulance was called and the injured
man was taken to St. Joseph's hospital,
■where a hurried examination failed to die
close and fractures or dislocations, and the
injury was diagnosed as concussion of the
brain. Paralysis, which had been notice
able from the first, seemed to grow worse.
The left side rested quietly, but the right
arm and side trembled violently. Mr.
Morey continually tried to put hie hand to
his head. The paralysis points to injury
to the spinal cord, and indicates that per
haps a dislocation has escaped the sur
geon's diagnosis.
'Mr. Morey had been complaining of
headache for two" or three days, and it is
possible that the fall was the result of
vertigo. It is more likely, however, that
his foot slipped.
At 2 o'clock Mr. Morey's condition was
more serious. The paralysis of one Bide
•was complete. The attending surgeons
ihave grave doubts of his recovery.
On the arrival of Dr. McFahey, the
family physician from Winona, this aft
ernoon, a consultation of surgeons was
held.
COMMISSION RETURNS
Welcomed at Manila by Crowds
With Bands.
fits York Sun Special Smtee
Manila, May 3.—The Philippines com
mission, which has been investigating the
conditions in various parts of the archi
pelago and establishing civil governments
•where the situation warranted, has re
turned to Manila. A large crowd, includ
ing the leaders of the federal party, the
IWomen's Peace league and judges of the
supreme court, gathered at Pasig port
omce with bands and banners to wel
come the commission.
Rinderpest in Masbate.
Correspondence of the Associated Press.
Palanog, Island of Masbate, March 18.—
The ravages of the rinderpest have left the
Masbate people in a deplorable condition. The
chief industry of Masbate had always been
raising beef cattle, and in the Spanish days
Manila derived her supply of meat from that
Island. Within the past fe-a months, prac
tically all the cattle and caraboefi on the en
tire Island have been swept away by the
peat.
MILLER RESIGNED.
New York, May 2.—Roewel! Miller, chair
man of <he board of directors of the Chicago,
Milwaukee & St. Paul, confirms the report
that he resigned as a director of the Union
Pacific about six weeks ago, but says thai
fee caaaot discuss the matter.
TALK WITH
THE JUDGES
President May Delay in the
McKenzie Case.
ACT AT SAN FRANCISCO
Department of Justice Officials
Guess at His Plan.
NEW CONGRESSIONAL CHAIRMAN
Mr. Bnbcuck of Wisconsin, It Is
Thought. Will Retire From
the Office.
From The Journal Bureau, Boom 45, fott
Building, Washington.
Washington, May 3.—Officials of the de
partment of justice are guessing that the
president will not take any action in the
McKenzie case until he gets to San Fran
cisco, where he will have an opportunity
to consult with the Judges of the federal
court.
This guess is baaed on the fact that
the president did not take any action on
the attorney-general's telegram sent him
at New Orleans on Wednesday. He will
not get the papers in the case until he
reaches El Paso, Saturday night or Sun
day morning. He may act immediately
after getting them —but the outlook is
now, in the opinion of officials, that noth
ing will be done until San Francisco is
reached.
BABCOCK Tt is asserted!
with great con-
MAY RETIRE FROM fidence by repub- !
lican members of
CHAIRMANSHIP congress now In
Washington that
Representative Babcock of Wisconsin will
not succeed himself as chairman of the
republican congressional committee. The
members cay Mr. Babcock will not be a
candidate for the position again, that he
accepted it last time under protest and is
anxious for somebody else to take the
place which carries much responsibility
and hard work without any practical per
sonal return. The fact that Mr. Babcock
has taken a radical position on the tariff
and thereby antagonized many republican
leaders insures that his desire to retire
will be granted.
Gossip as to his successor is already
heard. The majority of the congressional
committee is from the western states and
Hie chances are that some western man
will be favored. Mr. Hull of lowa has
been an efficient member of the committee
for years. He is now its treasurer and he
will probably be a candidate. Mr. Over
street of Indiana, the committee's secre
tary, is also likely to be in the field. Mr.
Sherman of New York would also be a
stronc man for the position, and many
western men would favor him. Loudens
lagh of New Jersey is perhaps entitled to
the pface in view of his eminent service
to the committee in years past, but it is
said the western members do not want
him.
Mr. Babcock's successor will be chosen
next winter. The congressional commit
tee is composed of one member from each
state selected by the delegation from that
state. Mr. Eddy is at present the mem
ber from Minnesota.
ROCHESTER'S For several years
the business men of
REQUEST FOR Rochester. Minn.,
have been anxious to
MAIL SERVICE, secure mall facilities
on the Winona &
Western railway between Rochester and!
Simpson. Heretofore the railroad com
pany has declined to carry mail over this
part of Its road for the maximum price
the postofflce department offered, and
which is fixed by law.
Congressman Tawney, a few days ago.
presented a petition from a large number
of Rochester business men and also a let
ter from Postmaster Callahan, requesting
the establishment of this service, and if
that could not be done, the re-establish
ment of the star route between Simpson
and Rochester.
This morning Mr. Tawney received a
letter from the second assistant postmas
ter general, saying that if the railroad
company cannot be induced to carry the
mall until the next weighing at the rate of
$42.25 per mile per annum and the
Rochester people will so notify the de
partment, the matter of the establish
ment of the star route Between the points
named will be promptly considered.
The postmaster general also says the
government cannot relieve the railroad
company from terminal service at Roches
ter, for this would be a violation of sec
tion 713 of the postal laws and regula
tions of 1893.
He further states that the request of
Mr. Tawney that the route be weighed
and the compensation be based on the
average weight so ascertained, cannot be
granted because it is contrary to the rule
of the department to weigh railway mail,
save at the beginning of the regular
quadrenniel period. To order weighing at
this time would divert a great deal of
mail between Winona and Rochester from
the Chicago & North-Western. This mail
was weighed over the Chicago & North-
Western and the pay of that company for
carrying it was adjusted on that basis for
the full quadrennial term. A new weigh
ing would result in the government's pay
ing two roads for carrying the same mall.
—W. W. Jermane.
Washington Small Talk.
Dr. William Jacoby has been appointed
pension examining surgeon at Wells. Minn.
Postmasters appointed to-day: Minnesota-
New Munich, Steams county, John Prevel.
lowa—Georgetown, Monroe county, Alice
Stone. North Dakota—OJata, Grand Forks
county, L. W. Darnhelm. South Dakota—
Center Point, Turner county, Andrew Ibsen;
Palmer, Deuel county, P. W. Bemls.
MAKES 'EM GROW
tnlque Tree-Plnntinß Method of a
South Dakota Man.
Special to The Journal.
Yankton, S. D., May 3. —A unique but
profitable way of planting and caring for
young trees is reported by Abe Van Osdel
of Mission Hill. Out of 1,500 planted last
season he lost but fifteen. A tin can is
inserted in the earth near the tree.
Around the tree trunk near the roots he
winds a strip of cloth of heavy texture, and
the end is inserted In the can, which is
filled with water about once a week. The
can is covered with a heavy mulch to pre
vent evaporation. The idea is that the
tree draws moisture from the can through
the wet rag and so stands the dryness bet
ter. The plan Is used in Holland, where
tree culture is a great success.
Dr. Ross, ex-superintendent of the in
sane hospital, and Father Bouska of Tabor
have formed a partnership and will operate
a fine drug store in Yankton. They will
begin business as soon as their store room
can be fitted up and their stock placed.
STRANGER AND THEY TOOK HIM IX.
Special to The Journal.
Chippewa Falls, Wis., May 3.—Win. Clark,
a stranger, was sentenced to a year in Wau
pun this afternoon for housebreaking.
SMALL ROBBERY AT SPRING VALLKT.
Special to The Journal.
Spring Valley, Minn., May 3.—Burglars en
tered the butcher shop of Fred Schmidt last
night and tcck $20 from the cash drawer.
FKIDAY EVENING, MAY 3, 1901.
I i|i!iiliipte~ \) ! /2/Wi^'"l'vu''^ ''''i^y^!{w^/^~^^^ \ i
A FELLOW FEELING.
The Czar—The Umpire? Is he the King of Kansas?
The Kaiser—No, he bosses the baseball game.
The Czar—Well, we know how to sympathize with him, don't we?
ONE MORE IS FOUND
Corpse of William Rosenfield, Mur-
derer and Suicide.
AT THE ST. PAUL BOOM
Finding: of the Body Proves That
Koßenfieid'M Crime Was a*
Awful as Feared.
The body of William Rosenfield was re
covered this noon at the St. Paul boom,
just below Fort Snelling.
The discovery of the body was made by
one of the workmen and reported to Su
perintendent McCabe.
The superintendent promptly reported It
to Coroner Miller, and that official pro
ceeded to make his second visit to the
plant of the boom company.
Quadruple Mnrder and Suicide.
The recovery of Rosenfield's body com
pletely clears the mystery that has been
surrounding him and his four children
since Wednesday night of last week.
Rosenfield first hurled his four children
over the Marshall avenue bridge.
He completed his crime by taking his
own life, leaping from the bridge into
the river.
The discovery of Rosenfield's remains
is due to the vigilance of the workmen
of the boom company.
Body of a Child Seen.
A close lookout is being kept for the
bodies of the three children still in the
river. It was reported this afternoon that
the body of a child had been seen by a
boatman near Eagle street, and that it
was floating in the direction of the
rushes surrounding Harriet island. The
officials of the health department were
notified, and a search around the shores
of the island ordered.
The announcement of the death of Mr.
Rosenfield, made at the home of Mrs. Mc-
Cune, 527 Washington avenue S, this aft
ernoon, did cot cause such grief as yes
terday when the finding of the little boy,
Joseph, was reported. The relatives all
felt that Rosenfiedl did not deserve the
least pity. J. E. McCune and the under
taker left at ones for St. Paul. Mrs.
Rosenfield lies in such a critical condition
at the house of her mother that Mrs. Mc-
Cune is not able to leave her. Some
time to-night Mrs. John Taylor, a daugh
ter of Mrs. McCune, living at Eighth ave
nue S and Fifth street, will come to at
tend Mrs. Rosenfield. Mrs. McCune will
then join her husband at St. Paul and
await the finding of the other bodies.
Mrs. Rosenfield's condition is critical.
She remains unconscious for long periods
and then on awaking breaks into hysteria.
It appears that several of Rosenfield's
relatives have met tragic ends. One
cousin in Omaha shot himself and one
uncle is said to have committed suicide
last winter in the Klondike.
STILL BOTTLED UP
Sisseton, S. I)., Han Had Ifo Mall for
Three "Weeks.
Special to The Journal.
Sisseton, S. D., May 3.—lt has been
more than three weeks since a particle
of mail matter was permitted to leave
this city, end still there is no sign of
raising the embargo. Smallpox has prac
tically disappeared here and the disease
is under perfect control. The state board
is charged with catering to the whims of
Browns Valley and Milbank authorities
and refusing to do anything for Sisseton,
thus placing it at the mercy of two rival
towns.
HOPE FOR PEACE
British War Office Is Taking a Very
Hopeful View.
tf»ur Torfc Sun Special Strrle*.
London, May 3.—According to the
Standard, the war office is more hopeful
of the termination of the war in South
Africa than it has been for weeks. The
arrangements for food and forage for the
army, based on the expectation that hos
tilities would be prolonged, are likely to
be canceled.
SHAKE-UP IN
THE CABINET
German Diet Is Called for a
Joint Session,
MESSAGE FROM THRONE
Dr. yon Miquel Forced to Resign as
Minister of Finance.
CANAL BILL WILL BE PUSHED
Lower Home Will Be Dissolved
Until Fall When the Bill Will
Be Reintroduced.
Berlin, May 3.—The chancellor, Count
yon Buelow, has notified the presidents
that a joint sitting of the diet for to
night has been summoned to hear a mes
sage from the throne.
It is learned authoritatively that Dr.
Yon Miquel, the Prussian minister of
finance, has resigned and that his resig
nation has been accepted.
The liberal papers expect other resigna
tions in the ministry, mentioning Baron
yon Hammerstein, minister of agriculture,
and Herr Brefeld, minister of commerce.
The National Zeitung expects that Herr
Thielen, minister of public works, will be
retained, thus expressing the government's
purpose to adhere to the canal bill.
The fate of the other ministers is un
certain.
Press Comment.
The Kreuz Zeitung considers the pro
rogation of the diet a satisfactory solution
for the present confusion, as it will pre
vent the conservatives and Emperor Wil
liam from drifting further apart, which
end the liberals are trying to promote.
The Deutsche Tages Zeitung assumes
that Count yon Buelow advised the em
peror to accept the prorogation. It ad
mits it is a bitter pill for his majesty,
but proves his capacity as a ruler, for his
wise resignation shows he is a master of
The Berliner Neueste Nach'richten crows
statesmanship.
at the step but regrets it was made neces
sary by an alliance of the conservatives
with the centrists, and says it presages
victory for the conservatives.
The liberal papers criticise the weak
ness of the government in merely ad
journing, instead of deciding on a dissolu
tion and new elections.
The Tageblatt says the step shows the
utter helplessness of the government, and
is a confession that they do not know
their own winds.
The Vorwaerts heads its editorial "Who
Swallowa?" and ridicules the ministry's
weakness.
The Boersen Courier concludes that
Count yon Buelow lacks energy and man
agement.
Adjourn* With Cheers.
At the opening of the lower house of the
diet to-day the president, Dr. Kroecher;
announcing that at the joint session this
evening the diet would be closed, sug
gested that it would be useless to trans
act further business. The house as
sented and the sitting was closed with
hochs for the emperor.
Ton Miqnel Forced Out.
Dr. yon Miquel's resignation was en
forced, but instead of Dr. yon Lucanus,
chief of the emperor's civil cabinet, who
usually bears such direct messages from
the emperor, it was Baron yon Wilmow
ski, chief of the chancellerle who, in the
emperor's name, requested Dr. yon Miquel
to resign.
Cabinet Changes.
• Dr. yon Posalowsky-Wehner, secretary
of state for v the Interior, is expected to ; be
Dr. yon Miquel's successor, while General
yon ' Podbielsky succeeds Baron yon i Ham
merstein ias minister, of agriculture, who
leaves '. office' because of; deafnes; and gen
eral : debility. ;'^Q^HVSBBHBSiBOa
'. Herr Brefeld, . minister of ; commerce, .is
also said to be going involuntarily.
■• No '". names of ;■ liberals or radicals; are
mentioned f among the - posible. successors ■
of General Podbeilaky lac the postal omce
and Herr Brefeld for commerce minister.
Herr Thielen, minister of public works,
appears to be safe.
The resignation of Baron yon Hammer
stein appears to be a fact, but the report
that Dr. Schoenstedt, minister of justice,
has resigned is unfounded.
Canal Bill .Next Fall.
It is expected in parliamentary cirVles
that Count yon Buelow ■will forthwith re
'»onstruct the cabinet and that the lower
*ji;ise of the diet will be then dissolved
a,jj the date of the general election will
be^so arranged that the new house will
meet at the end of October or the begin
ning of November when the canal bill will
probtffcfy be immediately, reintroduced.
GOAL MINES CLOSE DOWN
X. PACIFIC'S AXD W. A. CLARK'
000 Men Idle at Hed Lodge and
Bridger—Eight-Hour Law
Blamed.
Special to The Journal.
Helena, Mont., May 3. —The coal mines
at Red Lodge, Carbon county, owned by
the Northern Pacific Railway company,
and those of Bridges, owned by Senator
W. A. Clark, have closed on account of
the labor trouble, throwing 600 men out
of employment.
There is said to have been a little
difference between employers and em
ployed, the trouble originating from the
outside interference of agitators. It is
reported that the eight-hour law had
something to do with the trouble, the
miners having demanded eight hours
work and ten hours' pay.
MRS. DORR, VICE PRESIDENT
Officers of the Xational Federation
of Musical Clubs.
Cleveland, May 3.—At to-day's session
of the biennial convention of the National
Federation of Musical Clubs these officers
were elected: President, Mrs. J. H. Web
ster, Cleveland; first vice president, Mrs.
Russell R. Dorr, St. Paul; vice president
eastern section, Mrs. James Pedersen,
New York; vice president northern sec
tion, Mrs. Frances King; vice president
western section, Mrs. D. A. Campwell, Ot
tawa, Neb.; vice president southern sec
tion, Mrs. Eugene S. Verdery, Augusta,
Ga.; recording secretary, Mrs. W. B. Col
lins, Akron, Ohio; corresponding secre
tary, Mrs. Henry S. Danforth; treasurer,
Mrs. John Leverett; auditor, Mrs. John
E. Curren.
BACK TO MICHIGAN
George Nelson Arrested at Milton, X.
D., for Alleged Forgery.
Special to The Journal.
Milton, N. D., May 3.—George Nelson, a
young man who recently arrived from
Leille City, Mich., was arrested here to
day for forgery by Sheriff Pinkerton. The
sheriff of Missaukee county is here and
identified the man and will take him back
to Michigan, where it is charged that he
secured $200 by forging a check.
fea~rThe subsidTbill
Englishman Says It Would Be Al
most Impossible to Compete.
London, May 3. —At the annual meeting
of the Leyland Steamship Line to-day,
Chairman Ellerman referred to the con
gressional discussion of the subsidy bill
as "a period of some anxiety." An
American subsidy would be determental to
British trade and might make it next to
impossible to compete with American
owners while British ships could not ex
pect government aid.
RECEPTION FOR~CO~NGER
Three Thousand Hear the Addresses
at Dcs Moines.
Dcs Moines, lowa, May 3.—A public re
ception was tendered to Minister Conger
in the Auditorium to-day under the aus
pices of the G. A. R. of Dcs Moines. Fully
3,000 persons crowded into the building
to listen to the addresses and the response
of the guest, of honor, who for an hour de
tailed his experiences during the siege of
Peking.
"dTed indwell
Twin Brook*, S. D.. Cltixen Over
come by Gas.
Special to The Journal.
Ortonville, Minn., May 3.—Otto Arnt of
Twin Brooks, S. D., while working in a
well two miles from this city, was over
come by gas. His body was recovered to
day.—The hospital at Clinton, Minn., was
destroyed by Ore last night.
20 PAGES-
MCKINLEY FAVORS
TARIFF REVISION
The President Is Not Likely to Oppose the
Babcock Plan for Reducing Some
Customs Duties.
Firtf Fight on the Babcock Bill Will Be in the
Ways and Means Committee of
the House.
From Th* J«nrnnl Bureau, Room 4JS, Pott
Building, Washington.
Washington, May 3. —Unless the signs
are all wrong, there will be a bitter con
test within the ways and means commit
tee of the house of representatives next
winter, between the trust and anti-trust
forces. Should the contest come, the
Babcock proposition to take the duty off
steel and other trust products, will be at
the bottom of it, and the result will go far
towards determining the lines along which
the congressional campaign of 1902 is to
be conducted.
That there should be opposition to a
proposition as radical as that fathered by
Mr. Babcock is perhaps natural, and no
doubt there is room for honest difference
of opinion among republicans concerning
the wisdom of having the chairman of the
republican congressional committee so
prominently identified with a measure
which would mean, in the estimation of
many loyal party workers, an alarming
departure from the high protective prin
ciples upon which the republican party
has time and again ridden into the presil
-dency. Opposition of this sort, not being j
prompted by ulterior motives, can be met |
and overcome, should the departure seem
for .the best and in line with a proper and
logical party advance. It is the selfish
opposition of the trusts which is likely to
be unyielding and mawe the promised
struggle in the ways and means committee
memorable.
That committee is composed of seven
teen members, ten of whom are republi
cans and seven democrats. The latter, as
a unit, will vote with Babcock for the
bill; and so the committee, without any
proselyting, will stand eight for to nine
against the bill, a margin that will be
uncomfortably close for the trusts.
How They Stand.
It is asserted by those who claim to be
well informed, that Representative Mc-
Call of Massachusetts, is "weakening."
and is likely to vote with Babcock, should
he do so, the bill will have a majority of
one in its favor, "a most dangerous
thing," say the trusts. And there are
whispers to the effect that Representa
tive Tawney of Minnesota, is as "weak"
as McCall.
Sereno E. Payne of New York, chairman
of the committee, is openly against the
bill, it is said, and so is Representative
John Dalzell of Pennsylvania, attorney for
several of the big iron and steel concerns
in Pittsburg. Hopkina of Illinois, is un
derstood to stand with Payne and Dalzell,
and likewise Russell of Connecticut,
Steel of Indiana and Long of Kansas.
These are all of the republican members
of the committee.
According to the best estimates which
can now be made, the Babcock bill, unless
unfair means are resorted to, seems in a
fair way to secure a favorable report,
which of itself will be almost enough to
carry it through the house.
Pack the Committee.
Of course there will be strenuous efforts
to prevent any such "calamity." One of
these efforts, it is whispered, will take
the form of a revision of the ways and
means committee by increasing its mem
bership from seventeen to twenty-one,
and then making sure that three of the
four new members, who will be republican,
are "safe" on the Babcock proposition.
The excuse for attempting to increase the
committee will be the increase in the total
membership of the house under the new
reapportionment law.
Any scheme such as that just outlined
could not be carried into effect without
the active co-operation of the speaker,
who next December will name the house
standing committees for tke next two
years. It is conceded that General D. B.
Henderson of lowa, will again be the
speaker. In his own district and state
it is said that the Babcock idea has taken
strong hold, and it may be that during the
state campaign this year it will be given
strong emphasis. General Henderson
"would naturally be counted as preferring
to stand with the rock-ribbed and ultra
tariff interests, and other things being
equal, might not hesitate to consent to a
rule increasing the size of the ways and
means committee. But if conditions in
his own state are as I ha"ye reason to be
lieve they are, these "other things" will
not be equal.
Trusts Will Fight It.
The trusts will stand with the old line
high tariff men of the republican party,
and endeavor to hide behind them, and
since many of these men will be honest
and sincere in opposition, the Babcock
bill may have a difficult path to travel.
The situation is one of intense interest
to the practical politicians in all parties.
In the west the republican demand for the
Babcock bill is daily becoming greater, and
ultimately it is believed that it will con
trol whole states. This will vitally affect
the attitude of republican congressmen
from those states. In the east, where the
highly protected interests are located, re
publican sentiment will possibly be rather
easily turned against the bill and this
may result in an interesting contest with
in the party for a new and more liberal
declaration of tariff policy.
Issue in the Campaign,
Should the Babcock bill fail, the demo
crats will be expected to go into the cam
paigns charging with more plausibility
than ever before, that the republican party
is allied with the trusts against the "com
mon people." Should it win, the democrats
will be expected to accuse the republicans
of adopting democratic principles in their
desire to maintain their hold upon the
machinery of government, state and na
tional.
As previously stated, the contest seems
certain to begin in the ways and means
committee of the house next winter. And
it will be well worth following closely.
There is a very fair prospect that this
committee is to make the issues for the
campaign next year, and for the presiden
tial campaign that Is to follow it.
If the statements made in this article
prove ultimately to be as reliable as they
seem to be at this time, prominent repub
licans and democrats who recently have
gone on record as saying that the tariff
would be the issue in the next presi
dential campaign, are not far from the
truth.
—W. W. Jermane.
FIVE O'CLOCK.
Mew York Sun Special Service
Washington, May 3. —The recent rebel
lion of Representative Babcock of Wiscon
sin and the heresies taught by Mr. Rob
erts, the director of the mint, and others
concerning the tariff, are causing consid
erable alarm among the high protection
leaders of the republican party, and as
soon as the president returns from Cali
fornia they will try, to secure his influ
ence in silencing those that are advocat
ing a reduction of duties.
This will be difficult, if not impossible,
because President McKinley, as loyal a
protectionist as there is in the repub
lican party, is himself of the opinion that
modifications in the tariff must be made to
meet changed conditions, and that it is
wise for the republican party to make
them voluntarily at the next presidential
campaign.
In other words, President McKinley is a
strong believer in the reciprocity theory,
and considers it the best policy to pro
mote the foreign trade by exchanging tar
iff concessions with the countries whose
markets we are seeking. He realizes that
we must cut down duties sooner or later,
and he is in favor of discriminating in the
interest of the countries that will recipro
cate.
Manna's Position.
Senator HanDa says that he can speak
only for himself. He does'not presume to
direct the policy nor express the senti
ments of the republican party nor of the
administration, but in his humble opinion
the Dingley tariff bill is as perfect an ex
ample of scientific legislation as was ever
enacted by the congress of the United
States or any other legislative body, it
represents the experience and the learning
of half a century and it would be a wicked
mistake to repeal or amend it. He says:
I appreciate that industrial conditions have
changed considerably since that law was
pasaed, and that certain modifications must
be made sooner or later by adjusting the
rates of duties, but these modifications must
be done by the men who framed the original
law in the interest of the industries which
it was intended to protect.
Reciprocity the Best Way.
For myself, I think it may be accom- .
plished by the negotiations of reciprocity
treaties, and wherever we remove or reduce
the duties upon articles from any particular
country, we should try to induce the gov
ernment of that country to make concessions
in favor of our products. In other words, it
is good policy to use this opportunity to se
cure advantages for our agricultural and
mechanical exports in the foreign market.
I don't believe there is any general oppo
sition to the principle of reciprocity in con
gress, although I admit that it is sometimes
difficult to adjust legislation to please all
conflicting interests. The failure of the
French reciprocity treaty at the last session
was due to misunderstanding and rivalry be
tween two committees rather than opposition
to its provisions or the principle it repre
sented.
IN TEXAS
Governor Sayers Greets the
President To-day at
Houston.
Houston, Texas, May . —The presi
dential special was skimming over the
fiat, broad plains of Texas when the pres
ident and his party awoke this morning. ','
~ Houston was reached at 8:15. The party,
was welcomed by Governor Sayers, "^ who
had come from the state capital, Austin. '-
ANOKA VETERAN DEAD
C. L. XoskU', Who Wat* Seven Times
Wounded in . Battle.
Special to The Journal.
Anoka, Minn., May. 3.—C. L. Noggle, a
veteran of the civil war, and prominent
here for many years, died last night. He ..
came to Minnesota in the fifties and en
listed; in the Second Minnesota for the
war .of the rebellion. He was : wounded
seven times and three bullets were never .
extracted. He Is survived -' by ', his wife. "
The funeral services will.be held on Sun- >
day. . B4BnBHB9PPpB
Miss Clara Pratt was married to John
Middlebrock, a young hardware merchant
. of this place, on Wednesday evening.
TUG TECUWISEH SINKS
Captain and Two Other* Drowned .
Off Gore Light.
Little Current, Great Manitculin Island,'
Ontario, . May —The steamer Germanic
reports that last night off Gore > bay light,:.
the *; tug Tecumseh was ' sighted, : disabled.
The captain of : the ; tug asked - that he )be >
towed to Gore bay and the ,Germanic: gave
! her a : line.
After proceeding some distance ;■ the
captain of the Tecumseh signaled ■>. they
were sinking. The tug ; was brought:
alongside and two men and a ' woman were ;
taken '] off, when the ; tug" suddenly' lurched
and sank, : carrying : down > the captain, his , -
sister and a Toronto man named Forbes.
BRITISH ARE EXCITED, TOO
Americans the ; Feature on - the Lon
■ don Stock Exchange.
London, May —Sensational movements
in Americans to-day completely vover- ?^
shadowed ) dealings '; in % all t; other "■; depart ■£&
ments on the stock exchange The trad- v
ing was on an enormous i scale. ; The com
missions sof one . leading " arbitrage * : house
reported $10,000 in one day this^week.'i-Al^
! feature '[ of • the afternoon session was the
dealings in Atchison and Baltimore A
Ohio shares.

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