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THE MINNEAPOLIS JOURNAL
PRICE TWO CENTS.
Voters Exercising Their Pre
cious Prerogative Today.
ALL EYES ON GOTHAM
Croker and His Sons Are Nos. i, 2
and 3 in the Voting.
HARD CONTEST IN PHILADELPHIA
In. lowa, Sooth Dakota and Other
Statea a. l.ittht Vote la
New York. Nov. s.—Election day broke
Bold a,nd cheerless, drizzling rain was fall-
Ing and a chill wind swept the streets and
the early vote was seriously affected.
In many of the uptown polling places
there were no voters on hand when the
boxes -were opened at 6 o'clock and at
others little groups that had gathered
earlier sought shelter from the chilling
rain. In the more densely poulated dis
tricts there were crowds at the polls and
at the nineteenth election district in the
sixth assembly district, of which State
Senator Timothy J. Sullivan is the demo
cratic leader, 160 men voted in the first
forty-three minutes. Seventy-five police
men were on reserve at police head
quarters- and two patrol wagons were on
hand so that men could be hurried to any
part of the city where they might be
needed. Beginning at 6 o'clock every po
liceman except those who were actually
sick was on duty, all leaves of absence
having been called for the day.
KiiiK Richard Ip Early.
Richard Croker was the first man to
vote in the polling place near the Demo
cratic club. His sons, Richard and Frank,
followed him. Mr. Croker reached the
polling place at one minute before 6, and
found a number of men waiting to vote.
The first three men gave up their places
in the line and Mr. Croker and his sons
cast ballots numbers 1, 2 and 3. Seth
Low, the fusion candidate for mayor, ar
rived at about 8 o'clock, and as he did so
a score of cameras were operated to make
1/lctural record of the act.
Rainy, cold weather was the rule
throughout New York state, but in the
v. estern counties conditions were more
pleasant. In many cities voting machines
were in use. At Buffalo there were indi
cations of a great deal of scratching. At
Syracuse there were several arrests early
in the day of alleged illegal voters. The
vote for members of the legislature is
likely to be up to the average of off years.
In the twenty-fourth congressional dis
trict considerable interest is manifested
ir the election of a successor to the late
Representative Albert D. Shaw.
Scorea of arrests for alleged violation of
the registration and, election lawß were
made by the police at the request of the
state election deputies, but a majority of
the men were discharged for lack of
prosecution. The election deputies were
provided with lists prepared in advance
and requested the arrests of suspectß the
moment they appeared at the polls.
At 1 o'clock. Chairman Robert C. Morris
of the republican county committee said:
"The vote is coming out heavily, which
is a good indication for U3."
Early ia the afternoon Richard Croker
sent the fololwing telegram to the district
leaders of Tammany:
'I have received more encouraging Te
ports regarding the election. Tell your
captains to get out the vote."
Mr. Croker said this afternoon that he
was satisfied from the information at hand
that Edward M. Shepard and the rest of
the democratic city ticket would carry
every borough. 'It is now," he said,
"only a question of majority."
PRESIDENT AT THE POLLS
Mr. Roosevelt Does Not Tarry Long
a.t Oyater Bay.
New York, Nov. 6.—President Roose
velt left Long Island City for Oyster Bay
at 9 o'clock. He was accompanied by
Secretary Cortelyou, Assistant Secretary
Loeb and several friends. The party rode
in a special train consisting of a Pull
man and a combination car. The crowd
at the depot cheered the president as he
entered the train at Long Island City.
The train reached Oyster Bay at 10
o'clock. The president was cheered as he
stepped upon the station platform, and a
salute of twentj»-one guns was fired in
his honor. He entered a carriage, which
conveyed him to the polling place. There !
was no notable incident in connection with
the casting of the president's vote.
Afterwards the president took a rapid
drive to his home on Sagamore hill, Lit
tle Neck Cove. The special train left
Oyster Bay on the return trip at 11
The president arrived in New York on
his return from Oyster Bay at 1 p. m. He
went to the home of his brother-in-law,
Light Vote Indicated In Moat of the
Dcs Molnes, lowa, Nov. 5. —The early
morning: vote in this city was less than
anticipated. The polls opened at 7
o'clock and by 8 it was noticeable that the
apathy which had been apparent during
the campaign existed even to going to
the polls. The weather is cold and there
is every prospect of a light vote during
All reports received here have the samo
tenor and indicate en unusually light vote
is being polled. Although the weather
brightened up towards noon, the impres
sion prevails that the vote will be 100,000
less than a year ago. Advices from Dav
enport are that many German democrats
are voting for the head of the republican
ticket on account of his stand as anti
prohibitionist. Owing to local issues the
republicans of Dubuque report that they
will carry the county for the first time.
In the southern part of the state the
advices received declare that the farmers
are in the field harvesting their corn and
are too busy to vote. In Polk, the home
of the republican candidate, special efforts
are being made to ge out the full vote.
The latest advices continue to predict a
falling off ia the vote. Corning reports
that at 2 o'clock there was a shortage of
20 per cent; Carrol, 25 per cent; Webster
Continued on Second Page.
Battle on the TomJToTChrist
Jerusalem, Nov. s.—The Ohurch of the Holy Sepulchre, surmounting Christ's
tomb, was the scene of a sanguinary affray, Monday last, between Franciscans and
Greeks. There were a number of casualties on both sides. The dispute arose on the
question as to which community had the right to sweeep the church. Troops had
been posted in tlhe vicinity for several days previous to the outbreak in order to
prevent the anticipated collision, but they were suddenly outnumbered and over
powered by the contending parties.
The Harriman-Hill Interests
Agree on a Truce.
TEBBITORY SPLIT UP
Each of the Big Systems Will Con-
trol Certain District.
THE "COMMUNITY" IS FORTIFIED
Status of the Burlington's Salt Lake
elision Is Mot Vet
Au 11 ounce it. ;" '
.■■ ■ ■ '
W. K. Vanderbllt'a arrival in i*<
from the east to-day is awaked befu.
official publication of the final settlement
of the Harriman-Hill controversy is mi \».
It is understood that an agreement has
been reached favorable to all parties
which precludes all possibility of further
friction between Union Pacific and the
What will be of special interest to the
west is that this agreement names the
territory in which each of the big lines
shall have exclusive control. Whether
this ends all plans for the extension of
the Burlington to Salt Lake Oity has not
been announced. Where Senator Clark's
Salt Lake City and Los Angeles road
stand* in this readjustment of conditions,
is the cause of much speculation. Sena
tor Clark has been a party to the New
York conference under the protecting
wing of James J. Hill and assisted by
Dan S. Lamont of the Northern Pacific.
"Community" Is Strengthened.
The new agreement indicates that the
clamps around the community of interests
id«i have been tightened. The under
standing as to how far each of the big
western roads shall go "and no farther,"
is evidently much clearer in the minds of
the big magnates than ever before. The
olement of competition in the handling of
traffic is much farther in the dim distance
than at the first of the year. Shippers
and producers of the west in these days of
advancing rates and readjusting classifi
cation are deeply interested in the out
come. The new deal means much to the
big fruit and timber interests of the
e.«st as well as to the grain and stock
interests of the middle west.
I The New York conference had to deal in
the main with the interests of the Union
Pacific, Great Northern, Northern Pacific
and Burlington. Incidentally the Vander
bllt Interests as represented in the Chi-:
cafi» North-Western»aati^t»--somW; extent
in the Chicago, Milwaukee & St. Paul
were not forgotten. Senator Clark of
Montana, who proposes giving the people
of ; California a new route .east for their
porducts, had big interests' at stake, J.
Pierpoat Morgan has been the greatest
influence in the conference. .■*.-<•.
Basis of Agreement.
Tho compromise agreement to which
James J. Hill, E. H. Harriman and Kuhn,
Loeb & Co., representing the disturbing
elements in the situation, are parties in
cludes the formation of a security com
pany of which Hill will be the president
The directory will include the Harriman
and Kuhn, Loeb & Co. party and the or
ganization will embrace all of the stock
and bonds of the Northern Pacific Great
Northern and Burlington railways The
Lnion Pacific's holdings of Northern Pa
cific common stock will give it a one-third
interest in the company.
All of the companies will have allotted
to them a certain territory i n which to
control traffic B o that there will be no con
flict on that score.
.Northern Pacific preferred stock will be
retired by a. 4* per cent bond oa a bas , g
of 110 to 120. No change in the amount
or denomination values other than this
will be made.
The Chicago North-Western, in which
Mr.. Vanderbilt is the dominating in
fluence, was represented by Mr. Twom
bley. He is said to have insisted that Mr
Vanderbilt should be consulted before the
arrangement of the final details, and this
is being done.
A Hot StruKKle Ended.
This agreement is the culmination of a
; struggle which began early in the year
The ambitious scheme of E. H. Harriman
of forming a transcontinental line of road
was fee starter. He began work'on the
Umon Pacific, in which the Vanderbilts
had large interests, but which they did
not control. He secured the Union Pa
cific and through that obtained control of
; the Southern Pacific, which gave him a
; line from Omaha to the coast. In thia
jhe was aided by Speyer & Co. of New
, York, although Kuhn, Loeb & Co. finan
j ciered the deal. Later he secured control
| of the Chicago & Alton and brought the
! Illinois Central system into his combina
tion. In addition to this he secured the
j co-operation of the Goulds, who own the
Missouri Pacific and the Wabash. This
gave him an entrance to the Chicago
j gateway over several lines.
When Hill Got Busy.
James J. Hill In the meantime awoke to
the situation. He saw In it an attempt to
make the southwestern lines and the
Union Pacific the great highway for west
ern commerce to the detriment of the
lines of the northwest. His first move
was to secure a Chicago connection. Con
trol of the Milwaukee could not be pur
chased in the market, but he finally se
cured the Burlington. He then bought
largely of Erie and in that manner se
curod the co-operation of J. Plerpont Mor
gan. Harriman retaliated by buying
TUESDAY EVENING, NOVEMBEK 5, 1901.
_ _ __________ __
enough Northern Pacific stock to make
himself a power in its affairs. Hill
learned who was buying Northern Pacific,
and the terrific battle of last May, when
Northern Pacific touched 1,000, was tho
result. Morgan, who was in Europe,
cabled home that a truce must be de
clared. A temporary committee of which
\V. K. Vanderbilt was chairman, was
finally appointed. This committee was re
cently made a permanent feature of
Northern Pacific councils. It is this body
which has conducted the negotiations re
sulting in a division of territory on a
The belief is expressed that this new
arrangement will affect several general
traffic officials in the west.
BURNED THE BABE
An Insane Wisconsin Mother
Thrusts Her Child Into
Baraboo, Wis., Nov. s.—At Merrimac
last evening Mrs. George Lee opened a
large stove door and, in the presence of
her husband and nurse, thrust her baby
into the roaring fire.
The baJby was but three weeks old, and
was practically consumed before taken
Mrs. Lee tried to kill another child
three years ago with a hammer. She was
in Mendota asylum for some time, and
was taken there again to-day.
FLOATING NAVAL DOCK
Large and Novel Tow Approaching
New Orleans, Nov. s.—The Algiers floating
naval dock, which has been towed from Bal
timore, went ashore at Sixty Mile point. The
dock was floated without great difficulty and
proceeded on Its way up the river. It is
traveling about two miles an hour. A heavy
wind has been blowing down the river in the
vicinity where the accident oceurrerd, making
it difficult for the tugs to handle their tow.
Chinese Court Disapproves of the
2Tew York Sun Special Servie* '. ■-.
Peking, Nov. s.—lt is said upon good au
thority that the court has rejected the new
draft of the Manchurian convention, which
was submitted by Li Hung Chang. Negoti
ations are therefore suspended. - -
MINNESOTA'S NEW BISHOP
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WILL THE KNOT HOLD?
FIRES AT FARGO
Packing Plant and Great
Northern Sheds Burn
at Same Time.
Special to The Journal.
Fargo, N. D., Nov. s.—The Pargo Pack-
Ing company's plaat and the Qreat North
ern freight sheds were destroyed by fire
early this morning, entailing a loss of
?90,000, fully insured. '
The department was first called to the
packing company's plant, which had
caught fire in the highest part of the
building over the Ice house. The flames
had gained such headway that only the
books were saved. There was- a large
amount of fresh and packed meat on hand,
which, with the buildings, made a loss of
at least $40,000; $38,000 insurance was
During the progress of this blaze a sec
ond call was turned in from the Great
Northern freight depot on the north side
of town, where it was found flames had
started in the center of the large frame
building, which burned very rapidly, de
stroying the depot and six Great Northern
box cars in addition to several thousand
dollars' worth of freight. The exact
amount of the loss is unknown yet, but
it is thought it will be between $50,000
and $60,000, all covered by blanket insur
The fact that both fires were in prog
ress on both sides of the city at the same
time led many to believe the flames were
of incendiary origin for purposes of
burglary, but there is little to confirm
this theory. The packing company fire
may have been started from sparks from a
locomotive, but the origin of the fire at
the Great Northern depot is a mystery.
It was in the center of the long sheds
where no fire had been kept, as the offices
are at the east end of the building.
DEATHS FROM LOCKJAW
Twelfth Victim of Antitoxin Treat-
ment in St. Louis.
St. Louis, Nov. s.—The twelfth death from
tetanus, resulting from the treatment of
diphtheritic patients with antitoxin supplied
by the city occurred to-day, when little
Mamie Keenan succumbed. Her brother is
not expected to recover. His death will
make four victims in the Keenan family
alone. Two other children, Blima Goldstein
and Mary Kammerer, are in a. critical condi
tion from the same cause.
BIG SALE OF TIMBER
State Auditor Dunn Knocks Down
MINNEAPOLITANS BUY LARGELY
Proceeds of the Sale Will Add ?200,
-000 to the State's
State Auditor R. C. Dunn thia morn-
Ing- in the chamber of the house of rep
resentatives sold 35,000,000' feet of state
timber. About seventy-flve lumbermen
were present and the bidding was spirited.
H. C. Akoley, C. A. Smith, Thomas H.
Shevlin, H. C. Clarke, P. J. Scanlon and
other Minneapolis lumbermen were pres
ent. The price averaged about $6 a thou
sand against $5.57 last year, and in many
cases full payment was made, though
only 25 per cent down is the rule. The
amount added to the state funds will be
close to $200,000. The state retains the
land and the logging must be finished in
Only timber that is "ripe" and in dan
ger of fire is sold, and about 12,000,000
feet originally advertised was withdrawn
The highest price was paid by the
Mashek Lumber company of Hibbing,
which bid $8.70 per 1,000 for 570,000 feet
of pine handy to mill. Several pieces
brought from $7.60 to $8.20. Other large
buyers were the H. C. Akeley Lumber
company, the C. A. Smith Lumber com
pany, J. C. Carpenter, Bonness & Co., the
Itasca Lumber company, J. C. Clark and
George Mcßae of Minneapolis; Powers,
Simpson & Co., Hibbing; John Nestor, Du
luth; Cloquet Lumber company, Cloquet;
James A. Nichols, Little Falls; Otis
Staples, Stlllwater, and T. J. Niels Lum
ber company, Cass Lake.
Most of the stumpage was in St. Louis,
Itasca and Beltrami counties.
Many Cars of Grain Have Grades
E. H. Pugh, secretary of th© Duluth
board of grain appeals, reported this
morning that in October 918 cars were ap
pealed, of which 599 were wheat.
Twelve cars of No. 1 were raised to No.
1 hard, 68 cars of No. 2 were raised to No.
1, 75 cars of No. 3 and and 2 of "no
grade" were raised to No. 2, and 2 cars
of rejected and 1 of "no grade" were
raised to No. 3. Four cars were lowered,
and 433 sustained; dockage was lowered
in two cases.
Flax inspection was sustained on 172
cars, and raised on 146. One car of oats
was appealed, and the grade raised.
TO SAVK WAR RECORDS
Next Lt>Ki»lMtire to Be Aalced for
It Is probable that the next legislature
will be asked to make an additional appro
priation for preserving In permanent form
the records of the Minnesota troops which
took part in the civil war. The last leg
islature appropriated $2,000 as. a starter,
and the appropriation to be asked will be
no more than that. From constant use
the original records have become dilapi
dated. The present act requires that the
records shall be transcribed In duplicate;
that one copy shall be placed in metallic
boxes and kept free from exposure, while
the other shall be used for reference.
No appropriation has yet been made for
the preservation of the Spanish war rec
ords. The last legislature was asked for
one, but killed the bill. The next legis
lature will be asked to appropriate about
Tenttnff Non-Support Law.
H. V. Meroer, attorney for Prank B. Dela
van, submitted his reply this morning. The
case will be argued In the supreme court
Dec. 6. The case is a habeas corpus pro
ceeding to test the validity of the 1901 non
support law, imposing a Jail sentence for
' ' ■VluiiUa.to Normal ISxppnafii.
The October expense - list of I the Mankato
.normal school I was filed ' with j the boar€ 'of
-control I to-day. 4 The total I expense ; was
$3,781.34, of which $3,661.30 was for salaries
and.expenses of the school proper, and $120.04
for the library. «■•■ -■•■.■■.■ ■
FINE, LARGE SHORTAGE
Unnamed Employe of a Chicago
Special to The Journal.
,: Chicago,^Nov.", 5.— Fresh reports are cur
rent of a shortage in the accounts of a
trusted employe of :'. Hannah * & Hogg. It \is
sstd that ■■ the : amount as shown by . the in
vestigation of the books bo • far will be ; be
tween $30,000. and $40,000. It is also reported
, that the employ* aff©ot*d has left town.
12 PAGES-FIVE O'CLOCK.
WILL SUEZ CANAL
Washington's Suspicions Aroused by
, the French Naval Demonstra-
tion Against Turkey.
France and Russia Credited With an
Intention to Close England's
Highway to India.
ttmw York Sun 9omolmt 3mrvtc*
Washington, Nov. s.—Administration
officials are beginning to take a more seri
ous view of the Franco-Turkish crisis now
that the warships of the po.wers are as
sembling in Turkish waters than they
held a few days ago. At first they thought
the who affair was merely a little stage
thunder for the benefit of the sultan, but
now they are looking for an explosion.
The assertion that Prance intends de
manding a protectorate over Catholics in
the Levant and the' probable dispatch of
the British squadron to Beirout, Syria, is
what has caused this serious view. Cath
olics in the Levant in Turkish territory
are nearly all in Syria. The boundaries
of that Turkish vilayet extend to within
sixty miles of Port Said, the northern
end of the Suez canal. The French have
never forgiven the British for securing
control of the canal. The demand for a
protectorate over the Catholics in Syria
is looked upon as preliminary to a demand
for a protectorate over the vilayet and
the first move toward a fight for the con
trol of the canal. ,
All the fleets except Admiral Caillard's
are moving toward the eastern end of the
Mediterranean off the coast of Syria. That
fact drew the attention of officials to the
crisis. The Italian squadron is headed
for Smyrna as a counterbalance of the
French under AdmJral Caillard, which is
supposed to be going toward the Dardan
elles. The Russian squadron is at Smyrna
and a Greek force is also getting ready
to go there.
o ••••••. • o
: These maneuvers would be un- :
: looked for except upon the as- :
* : sumption that France and Rus- :
: sia, now that Great Britain is :
: engaged In South Africa, are :
: ready to bring on the crisis by :
: seizing the canal and thereby :
: closing England's highway to the :
: Indian empire. :
France's refusal to be satisfied with
the sultan's acceptance of all her terms
with regard to the quays and other claims
Is not comprehensible here except upon
the hypothesis that she is seeking a quar
rel. Her demand for a protectorate over
the Catholics in the east, after Turkey's
acceptance of her claims, raises the sug
gestion that she expected and hoped for a
refusal and that then she Intended to
bring forward that additional demand.
French Squadron Arrives and "Will
Paris, Nov. s.—Admiral Caillard's
squadron arrived off the Island of Syria,
Grecian archipelago, yesterday and de
tached a dispatch boat, which entered the
port of Syra and received from the tele
graph station a batch of dispatches con
taining definite instructions from the
French government regarding carrying out
the sealed orders which were handed to
the admiral previous to his leaving Tou
lon. These dispatches directed Admiral
Caillard to proceed to the island of Mity
lene, where he will seize the customs at
Midlll and at another port. The»squadron
arrived at Mltylene this morning.
The foreign office here has not yet re
ceived the sultan's reply to the note pre
sented by M. Baptiste, councellor of the
French legation at Constantinople, follow
ing out the instructions of M. Delcasse,
the foreign minister, under date of Nov. 3.
When the French government decided to
send a French scuadron to Turkish wa
ters, it debated whether to seize the cus
toms at Salonlca, Beirut or Smyrna, as it
was realized that the receipts of one of
these three bis: ports would be required
to produce a sufficient sum to pay off the
French claims without a long occupation,
which was considered inadvisable. The
occupation of Salonica was at once dis
missed because it might create the false
opinion that France was aiming to reopen
the Macedonian question. The occupation
of Beirut was also set aside, owing to the
French position and interests in Syria,
where the population looks on France as
The occupation of Beirut, therefore, was
certain to create effervescence, and, per
haps rebellion. The choice of M. Del
casse consequently fell on Smyrna, which
offers equal advantages to the other ports
without having their political drawbacks.
Saturday, however, came ttie dispatch
announcing the issuing of the sultan's
irade accepting the Lorando claim in its
entirety, aB France demanded. This dis
patch slightly modified the situation, in
asmuch as M. Delcasse came to the con
clusion that the sultan would now settle
the money claims and would, within a few
days, produce the guarantees which France
demanded for their payment. The neces
sity for seialng customs, therefore, became
less pressing, although the necessity for
occupying Turkish territory in order to
exercise pressure and compel the sultan to
concede the demands respecting Turkey's
disregard of French treaty rights, still
The government, therefore, decided that
Big Whale as a Motor
ttmw Tfk Sun Smmotml Mmmvtom,
Gloucester. Mass., Nov. Charles Decker, one of the crew of the schooner
Maine Elliott of this port, had a novel experience while on the fishing banks. He
was at anchor fishing, when. his dory began to move through the water at an alarm
ing rate of speed. , He was surprised at the strange actions of his dory until after
ten minutes of fa«t racing a huge whale came to the surface and blew. In the snout
of the whale was ,the anchor to which the dory cable was, attached; v Decker man
aged to out the painter and fre« the dory. Tha whale continued on his rat* against
Ufa*. • ■ ,' ' " ' .' . ••■■: -- ■■.;,. •■_,
Admiral Caillard should occupy a couple of
ports on the island of Mitylene which is
conveniently close to Smyrna. Should tile
government's impression that the sultan
will satisfactorily settle the monetary
question ■without delay prove unjustified
and the customs receipts at Mitylene not
sufficient to meet the French claims,
Smyrna can yet be occupied. Meanwhile
the occupation of the ports on the island
of Mitylene is more convenient, from a
military point of view, as the French
cannot be easily disturbed on that island,
whereas, Smyrna being on the main land,
its occupation might have more serious
developments than desired. The French
government, however, trusts that th»
whole difficulty will very shortly be ar
ranged to its satisfaction and hopes that
the treaty stipulations will be carried out
by the issue of trades, such as giving cer
tain French schools permission to open,
which thus far has been withheld, and also
by giving official recognition, throughout
the Turkish empire, to diplomas Issued by
the French medical faculty at Beirut, etc.
Admiral Caillard has occupied the three
principal ports of the island of Mitylene.
KAISER AS MEDIATOR '
Proposition That He Step In Between
France and Turkey. '.: :•• .
JT*t» York IS tin .Sii«oiol Smrvttm ' • ' - ' :
Berlin, Nov. s.—That the kaiser should
act as mediator between France and Tur
key is a proposition that has stirred the
Berlin diplomatic world. It has been sug
gested that as the kaiser is the best
friend the sultan has In Europe, Abdul
might consider that peaceable means of
solving the difficulty had not been ex
hausted until the friendly offices of the
German ruler bad been invoked.
•■■■■■ London, Nov. s.—According 'to a " dis
patch from Paris .to a news agency here, ■
the French squadron haß arrived " at
Smyrna and has seized three ports on the
island 1 of ;Mitylene. The British foreign
office has had no • request I from -, Turkey, -.'■
as announced by the Constantinople cor
respondent of the" Echo de Paris, to ful- :
fill the terms of tine convention of 1878."
' CUSTOMS HOUSE SEIZED ' I
Report That Turkey Has Called Upon
England for Protection.,' "
Paris, Nov. —It is unofficially reported
that Admiral Caillard's division of the
Mediterranean squadron has. reached
Smyrna, and that the French troops have,
occupied , the customs house there. . The
rumor is based on, dispatches reported., to.
be received by the government.
.It" is rumored that France has notified
the powers of the triple alliance of a con
templated naval action in. Turkey.
A profound sensation was produced here
by the announcement, coming from the
Constantinople correspondent of the
Echo de Paris that the . porte had called
upon Great Britain to fulfill the terms of
the convention of 1878, and guarantee the
integrity of the sultan's Asiatic posses
sions-. This agreement was ' entered- into
by England to bind- the bargain whereby
she • received .the Island of Cypress. The
possibility of English interference, hither- "
to left out of the reckoning, has caused
a flurry of excitement and has served
partially to change the defiant attitude
of the French people.
EXTRADITION FOR NELSON
St. Paul Doctor May Be Invited to
Return to North Dakota.
Special to The Journal.
Jamestown, N. D., Nov. 6. —There is som*
talk of applying to Governor White for ex
tradition papers for Dr. John C. Nelson, ta«
well-known physician of St. Paul, who hur
riedly left Kensal in this county on learn
ing there was a warrant for his arrest on
the charge of assisting Frank B. Smith in
retaking fifty bushelb of flax seized by Sher
iff Eddy and placed in charge of Ed Miller.
tt seems that Peter B. Zink of Melville sold
Smith seed flax last spring and took a seail
Hen as security. Mr. Zink recently decided
that ho would foreclose the lien and in
structed Sheriff Eddy to seize fifty bushels
of flax. Acting under orders, as he claim*,
of Dr. Nelson, whose land he had rented.
Smith took the flax from Miller, who had
charge of it. Smith was arrested and the
doctor decided the climate of St. Paul wu
more to his taste.
Five Lads From KiccMor "RakoA
Over the Coals."
Special to The Journal.
Excelsior, Minn., Nov. s.—Ray Long, Er
nest and Burt Sigafoos, Charles Blckford and
Orville McCormiok, boys arrested for crim
inal negligence in the use of firearms, werj
taken before the county attorney in Minne
apolis yesterday afternoon and lectured for
an hour or ao. On promise of good behavior
they were permitted to return home. There
has been so much Indiscriminate shooting
here that other arrests are to be made.
Two runaway boys from Albert Lea, each
about 13 years of age, were put off a train
here last night and held until this morning,
when they were sent home.
Paris—The committee of the Aero Club by
a vote of 12 to 9, proclaimed M. Santos-Du
mont the winner of the 100,000 francs of
fered for a dirigible balloon.